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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 1, 2006

HAWAI'I BRIEFS
Bottle return center closed

Advertiser Staff

LIHU'E The Lihu'e bottle redemption center, at the Garden Isle Disposal facility in Nawiliwili, will be closed tomorrow.

The center will reopen Tuesday. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For information on bottle redemption centers, call the County Recycling Office at (808) 241-5112 or go to www.kauai.gov.


WAIALUA

LIBRARY WILL BE UPGRADED BY MAY

Waialua Public Library will get new flooring, shelving, workstations, countertops and lockers as part of $172,500 in improvements scheduled to be completed by May. The project, which will cost a total of $235,500, will include replacing missing roof shingles and repairing metal gutters and circulation-desk counters.


WAIKIKI

JAN. 29 SET FOR ALA WAI CHALLENGE

Waikiki Community Center will hold its 21st annual Ala Wai Challenge from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 29 at the Ala Wai Neighborhood Park. The center is seeking teams to compete and vendors for the event.

The event is a benefit for the youth and senior programs at the community center and will include a canoe sprint race in the Ala Wai Canal, Hawaiian makahiki games and a tug of war.

It opens with a double-hulled canoe procession with 'oli (chant) and kahiko (ancient hula and song) by the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Ensemble class. There also will be other local entertainers, food booths, lomi-lomi massage and Hawaiian crafts.

The celebration honors Moku and Wally Froiseth, who helped revitalize the double-hulled voyaging culture and are co-founders of Waikiki Surf Club.

For booth information, contact Denice Keliikoa at denice@waikikicommunity center.org or 923-1802. For team registration or sponsorship, contact Jeff Apaka at 923-1802 or jeff@waikikicommunitycenter .org.


MAUI

$1,000 GIFT WILL FUND 'ANIMOBILE'

PU'UNENE The Maui Humane Society received a $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart Corp. for operation of its new "Animobile."

The pet-adoption vehicle was given to the group by an anonymous donor, and the Wal-Mart funds will be used to modify it for transporting animals. The air conditioning will be repaired, kennels installed and the exterior painted. For more information, call Claire Sheehan at (808) 877-3680, ext. 31.


O'AHU

PEDESTRIAN KILLED BY CAR IDENTIFIED

A pedestrian who died of injuries on Monday after being struck by a car on Dec. 19th has been identified by authorities.

Adoracion Dela Cruz, 64, of Honolulu, was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Dillingham Boulevard and McNeill Street, according to the Medical Examiner's office.

She was crossing McNeill when a 1990 Toyota pickup truck traveling west on Dillingham turned left onto McNeill and hit her at about 6:20 a.m., police said.

The driver of the truck, a 23-year-old Wahiawa man, was not hurt. Police Sgt. Lisa Reed said shortly after the accident that speed and alcohol were not suspected as factors. The woman was wearing black clothing and it was dark at the time of the accident, Reed said.