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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2006

HAWAI'I BRIEFS
Contamination signs to be lifted

Advertiser Staff

The state Department of Health announced that it anticipates removing water contamination warning signs from the Ala Moana Bowls surf spot in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The department previously removed warning signs at Kualoa Regional Park, based on results of water samples in the area during the last six weeks.

Signs are still posted at the Ala Wai Canal, Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Ala Wai channel, Ala Moana canoe launch ramp and Magic Island finger.




KAUA'I

STORM RECOVERY CENTER CLOSING

The Disaster Recovery Center on Kaua'i will be closed at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The center had been open to help residents and business owners who suffered damage during the recent storms and floods.

Beginning Tuesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration will open an SBA Outreach Center at 4280 Rice St., the former Hale Kaua'i Building. The center will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

SBA representatives will be on hand to help complete loan applications and answer questions. Call (800) 659-2955.

Residents who have yet to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency or have questions about their applications may call (800) 621-FEMA (3362), or go to www.fema.gov.




HAWAI'I KAI

SCHOOL TO HOLD HI 5 FUNDRAISER

Koko Head Elementary School will hold a HI 5 can and bottle fundraising drive from 7 to 10 a.m. tomorrow at the school's drive-through area.

Conducted by the Friends of Koko Head, the school's parent fundraising group, proceeds are used to pay for a physical education instructor and for arts and culture projects. Call 397-5811 for more information.




STATEWIDE

PHONE 'SURVEY' A SCAM, STATE SAYS

The governor's office yesterday warned people about a phony telephone survey in which a caller claims to be conducting a survey for Gov. Linda Lingle and asks people for personal information.

The call is followed up by a letter on what looks like a state letterhead, the office said.

The state is not conducting any such survey, the office said.

In at least one instance, the female caller asked for information about the person's employment, what time the person was at work, how many people live in the apartment and family members' names and addresses.




HONOLULU

GIRL ALLEGEDLY HIT WITH 'UKULELE

A 23-year-old Kalihi woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly hit a 14-year-old girl with an 'ukulele at a playground at Central Intermediate School.

A security guard detained the woman until police arrived. The girl declined medical treatment, police said.