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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 16, 2006

HAWAI'I BRIEFS
Wai'anae library will be open Mondays, too

Advertiser Staff

Beginning June 5, the Wai'anae Public Library will extend its hours by opening on Mondays. The library is at 85-625 Farrington Highway, next to the Wai'anae Fire Station.

The new hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Wednesday 1 to 8 p.m.

  • Friday 1 to 5 p.m.

  • Sunday Closed.




    NU'UANU

    CATFISH PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE

    The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will reopen Nu'uanu Reservoir No. 4 for weekend catfish fishing on June 3.

    Anglers who want to catch fish in the channel must obtain a state freshwater game-fishing license and an entry fishing card.

    Applications for the entry cards will be available until Friday from the Division of Aquatic Resources, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 330, and from other licensing agents on O'ahu.

    Call 587-0100 for more information.




    KAUA'I

    WOMAN'S BODY IN BURNING CAR

    LIHU'E Firefighters found a woman's body in a burning car at 11:10 a.m. yesterday.

    The woman was tentatively identified, but her name will not be released until it can be confirmed and her family is notified, authorities said.

    Police are treating it as a suspicious death.

    Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Detective Marvin Rivera at (808) 241-1687 or Detective Sam Sheldon at (808) 241-1688, or call CrimeStoppers at (808) 241-1887.



    YWCA OFFERING CAMP FOR GIRLS

    LIHU'E The YWCA on Kaua'i, at Camp Sloggett in Koke'e State Park, is sponsoring two five-day summer camps for girls ages 9 to 15, June 27 to July 2, and July 5 to 10.

    The camps include activities such as yoga, hiking, creative arts, music and the planting of native species, all designed to develop strength, confidence, communication ability and other skills.

    A key goal is preventing substance abuse.

    A $150 fee covers lodging, food, activities and on-island transportation. Scholarships are available.

    For more information, call Nancy Zerner at (808) 245-5959.




    STATEWIDE

    GRANTS OFFERED FOR ACADEMIC AID

    The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation is making $100,000 in grants available to schools and nonprofit organizations that want to use the new Just for the Kids Web site to improve academic achievement in Hawai'i public schools.

    The site, www.just4kids.org, was launched this month and provides easily accessible data and evaluation tools to assist teachers, parents and educational leaders, said Mitch D'Olier, president and chief executive officer of Kane'ohe Ranch Co. and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation.

    Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 are available to principals, school community councils, education nonprofits or other groups that want to use the program.

    Application forms are available at www.castlefoundation.org.




    MOLOKA'I

    LINGLE RELEASES SCHOOL MONEY

    MAUNALOA Gov. Linda Lingle has released $36,876 for ramps and other accessibility improvements to Building A at Maunaloa Elementary School.

    Because Maunaloa does not have appropriate facilities to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, physically disabled children living in rural Maunaloa must travel long distances to attend other schools on the island.

    The total project cost is $73,876, with work to be completed this summer.

    Initial financing of $37,000 was released in May 2005.