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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 6, 2006

HAWAI'I BRIEFS
Family festival ready to start

Advertiser Staff

The Honolulu Centennial Family Festival, canceled last week because of rain, will resume a three-day schedule tomorrow at Magic Island.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 5 p.m. tomorrow, and the festival will operate until midnight. Operating hours for Saturday and Sunday are from noon to midnight and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., respectively.

The festival marks the city's 100th birthday. Admission is free.

Free entertainment will feature Anelaikalani and Maunalua on Friday night, Kani Makou and B.E.T. on Saturday night, and Kapena and the Backyard Pa'ina on Sunday beneath the community tent.

There are admission fees for E.K. Fernandez rides, but $18 wristbands good for unlimited rides will be available for use from 5 to 10 p.m. tomorrow and for two periods Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 3 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 275-3030 or go to www.honolulupride.com.



LEEWARD COAST



MINIMAL USE OF WATER SUGGESTED

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply yesterday asked residents from Nanakuli to Makaha to use water sparingly through today as crews repair a leak on a 24-inch-diameter water main along Farrington Highway between La'aloa and Waiomea streets.

In addition, crews have closed one of the two Honolulu-bound lanes in the area.

The water board filled area reservoirs to capacity before the work. However, the agency still is requesting that people use water only for essential needs such as drinking, cooking and personal hygiene.




KALIHI

CITY BUS INJURES MAN IN CROSSWALK

An elderly man was was critically injured yesterday morning when hit by a city bus near the intersection of North School Street and Kamehameha IV Road.

According to preliminary reports, the bus was headed east on North School Street at about 6 a.m. when it turned left onto Kamehameha IV Road and struck the man, who was in a crosswalk.

The injured man hit his head on the pavement and was listed in critical condition at The Queen's Medical Center.

The westbound lanes of North School were closed to allow police to conduct their investigation.




WAHIAWA

KIDS WITH LIGHTER STARTED FATAL FIRE

A fire at a Wahiawa apartment building on Sunday that claimed the life of a 2-year-old boy was started by children playing with a cigarette lighter, fire investigators concluded.

"The boy who was killed is not the one who was playing with the lighter," said fire Capt. Kenison Tejada.

Nathaniel Nunes, who turned 2 on March 30, could not be rescued in time from a fire on the second floor of the apartment building at 284 California Ave.

Two adults and three children escaped from the fire unharmed.

The boy's mother, Christina Nunes, has said she went back to the apartment to try to rescue the youngest of her three sons, but the flames were overwhelming.




PEARL CITY

INFORMATION FOR FUTURE TEACHERS

Students interested in teaching as a career, or those interested in making a career change, are invited to a free public information session to learn about the new Associates of Arts in teaching program at Leeward Community College.

The session will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Room PS 210B on the LCC campus.

The two-year program is designed for students interested in pursuing a degree in elementary or secondary education. For more information, reach Laurie Lawrence, program director, at 455-0361.




NORTH SHORE

APPLICATIONS FOR EVENTS AVAILABLE

The city Department of Parks and Recreation is accepting applications to hold a surfing contest or a shoreline event on the North Shore of O'ahu from October 2006 to March 2007.

An "application for use of parks facilities," an "application supplement" and an "event data sheet" must be hand-delivered to the director of the department no later than 4 p.m. April 25 or mailed to 1000 Uluhia St., Suite 309, Kapolei, HI 96706. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than April 25.

Required forms are available at the Kane'ohe district office, 45-660 Kea'ahala Road, or at Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park, 66-167 Hale'iwa Road. For more information, call Miles Hazama at 233-7300.