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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2006

HAWAI'I BRIEFS
Teens in hospital after stabbing

Advertiser Staff

Two teenage males were in serious condition last night after they were stabbed during a confrontation in Waikiki.

The incident occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the corner of Ka'iulani and Kuhio avenues. Details were not available last night, but a spokesman with Emergency Medical Services said the injured males were 15 and 19 years old.

Both were taken to The Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.

Police closed off a portion of Kuhio Avenue while they investigated the incident.


STATEWIDE

WEATHER WINDY, WET TILL SATURDAY

Wet and sometimes windy weather is expected to continue across the Islands through Friday night, with conditions improving by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Occasional gusts up to 35 mph were reported on Kaua'i while winds got up to 30 mph at Honolulu International Airport yesterday, said forecaster Tom Birchard. The winds created quick-moving showers that caused some brief ponding but no reported flooding, Birchard said.

Warm air from the bottom rising up toward cold air in the upper atmosphere is causing the wet trade-wind pattern, Birchard said. "The upper level low will weaken by the weekend, clearing up Saturday."

Honolulu police said the wet roadways may have contributed to some minor traffic collisions yesterday, but the overall tally of accidents did not appear to be significantly higher than usual.


O'AHU

LOTS GOING ON AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Morag McKendrick Pippin, Michael Little, Sally Sorenson and Lynde Lakes will participate in a free panel discussion titled "Meet Writers From Your Own Backyard" tonight on the second floor of Kapolei Public Library.

The 6:30 p.m. program is recommended for ages 12 to adult.

Kapolei Library is at 1020 Manawai St.

Other programs:

  • Kapolei Library: Free storytime in the Children's Room, Feb. 6 through April 29 except on holidays. Storytime for toddlers (ages 2-3) on Mondays, 10 a.m.; preschoolers (ages 3-4) on Thursdays, 10 a.m.; and children (all ages) on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Call 693-7050 for information.

  • Pearl City Library, 1138 Waimano Home Road: Nene Award Book Club reading program for students in grades 4 to 6 ongoing through Feb. 2. Also 45-minute preschool storytime on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., through Feb. 22 and one-hour puzzletimes on Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., through Feb. 23 for toddlers with a parent or caregiver. For information, call 453-6566.


    HONOLULU

    WAIMEA VALLEY PLAN FACES VOTE

    The proposed settlement to preserve Waimea Valley is expected to move a step closer to reality today when the City Council is scheduled to give preliminary approval to the agreement.

    A consortium of government agencies and nonprofit organizations agreed this month to buy the valley for $14 million and keep it undeveloped.

    Today's vote is expected to be a step toward final approval at the next scheduled council meeting on Feb. 15.


    LEEWARD

    MAKAHA MEETING LOOKS AT 3 SCHOOLS

    The state Board of Education will hold a community meeting for the Campbell, Kapolei and Wai'anae complexes at the Makaha Elementary School cafeteria on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Discussion will focus on student achievement, standards-based reform, assessment and accountability and system restructuring. Call the Board of Education at 586-3349.


    KAUA'I

    LECTURE ON MONK SEALS, STRANDINGS

    LIHU'E Marine mammal experts will lecture on monk seals and marine mammal strandings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Lihu'e Public Library.

    Kaua'i Marine Conservation and Monk Seal coordinator Mimi Olry will discuss the biology of monk seals, and NOAA Marine Mammal Stranding Response coordinator David Schofield will review conservation policies and their status. Jeff Walters, co-director of the NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, will review conservation efforts, and a county lifeguard will review experiences with seals and the public.