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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 18, 2006

HAWAI'I BRIEFS
Rains, flooding to be discussed

Advertiser Staff

Government officials and representatives of the American Red Cross will meet with McCully, Mo'ili'ili and Kapahulu residents tonight to discuss community concerns following the recent heavy rains and flooding.

The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Washington Middle School cafeteria.

Government agencies represented include the Army Corps of Engineers, state and O'ahu Civil Defense, the state Department of Health and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.




O'AHU

100-PLUS SCHOOLS AT COLLEGE FAIR

Representatives from more than 100 Hawai'i and Mainland colleges will be on hand tomorrow at the Hawai'i Convention Center for the Honolulu National College Fair.

Hours are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.

Prospective college students and their families are invited to meet with college and university representatives to learn more about financial aid, admissions requirements, course offerings and other details that are part of the college selection process.

At the fair's counseling center, students and parents can meet with experts in admission to discuss fields of study, course preparation and other issues.

The fair is free and is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Hawai'i Association for College Admission Counseling.




WAIPAHU

BUS RIDER DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES

An elderly Waipahu man who died Thursday after he fell out of his seat on a city bus and hit his head on the floor was killed by pre-existing medical conditions unrelated to the fall, the city Department of the Medical Examiner has determined.

An autopsy yesterday morning revealed that Ralph Arthur Martin was suffering from heart trouble and other factors including high blood pressure and diabetes.

The medical examiner's office determined that it was a natural death.



ALA WAI



MONEY RELEASED TO REPLACE DOCK

The Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor should have a replacement dock "F" by May 2008 now that the state has released $1.65 million for the project.

The dock has been closed since September 2003 because of safety concerns, displacing boaters and extending a 700-boater waiting list.

Dock "F" accommodates about 70 boats.

The project includes a new floating dock system with electrical and water utilities, an aluminum security gate and locker boxes.



PACIFIC PALISADES



BROKEN MAIN CUTS WATER SUPPLY

A water main break yesterday cut off water service to 164 homes in Pacific Palisades and forced the closure of Auhuhu Street from Akepa Street to Anini Place.

The 8-inch pipe broke about 1 p.m. The Board of Water Supply stationed three water wagons in the area to provide water to residents. Water service was expected to be restored early this morning, a board spokesman said.

Because of pipe repairs and road repaving, parents dropping their children off at Palisades Elementary School are advised to go to the upper part of campus.




MAUI

LAHAINA BOTTLE CENTER REOPENING

LAHAINA The Lahaina Redemption Center will reopen tomorrow after being closed because of flood damage.

The center on Keawe Street, across from Cannery Mall, accepts HI 5 drink containers.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The county is asking anyone with more than 1,000 containers to come before noon.

For a complete list of redemption centers throughout the county, see www.mauicounty.gov/recycle.