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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, November 24, 2006

HAWAI'I BRIEFS
Company fined for landfill glass

Advertiser Staff

State officials said they fined Rolloffs Hawaii Inc. $1,199 for using six to nine tons of glass from beverage containers as landfill material.

The Health Department's Solid & Hazardous Waste branch said Rolloffs' certificate to operate a recycling center does not allow it use recycled matter for landfill uses.

The Health Department added that Rolloffs, also known as RRR Recycling Services Hawaii, improperly used the fill material on land designated as a wetland by the Army Corps of Engineers.



STATE REOPENS SAND ISLAND PARK

The Sand Island State Recreation Area reopened yesterday for day use only, the Department of Land and Natural Resources said.

Park hours are 6 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. daily.

The park was closed after a break-in Tuesday night when thieves opened an electrical vault containing high-voltage wires to steal the copper, damaging the park's electrical system. It was the second theft of copper from the park's electrical system.

Twenty portable toilets will be provided at the park's restrooms Nos. 1 through 4 (restrooms 5 and 6 are being renovated).

Water will be available from faucets and drinking fountains at the restrooms. Showers are not available because of their location in restrooms that are closed.



TOYS FOR TOTS DONATIONS SOUGHT

Honolulu Hale will have its own Toys for Tots collection box.

Donors can bring new and used toys to the building's courtyard from Dec. 2 and Dec. 19 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

For more information on Toys for Tots collection at Honolulu Hale, call 523-4674. For more information about the Toys for Tots program in Hawai'i, call 257-2531, ext. 243.




WAHIAWA

PET RABBIT SHOW AT PUBLIC LIBRARY

Wahiawa Public Library will host a pet rabbit show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in its meeting room. Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Hawaii All-Breed Rabbit Club and the Friends of the Wahiawa Library, this program will feature various rabbit breeds. An example of one of the largest breeds, at 14 pounds, will be on display.

You may also enter your rabbit in the show.

This program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by parents in the library and at this event.

The library is at 820 California Ave. For eligibility information on entering your pet rabbit, call Noelle Sutherland at 622-0857. For other information, call the youth services librarian at 622-6345.




MAUI

GROUPS SPONSOR KOKUA FAIR

KAHULUI The Maui County Committee on the Status of Women will hold its annual Kokua Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.

The fair will provide free on-the-spot health screening and information on community-based services. Participants include Women Helping Women, Maui Family Support Services, Ultimate Shapes for Women and Discover Chiropractic.

For more information, call Lehua Kalua at (808) 357-0758.



HABITAT MAUI RECEIVES GRANT

WAILUKU Habitat for Humanity Maui has received $10,000 from the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation.

The money will help the group promote its program and encourage volunteerism.

Habitat for Humanity Maui is beginning a 12-house subdivision next year and needs more community help to build affordable housing for families in need, said executive director Sherri Dodson.



23 PUBLIC SCHOOLS GET REPAIR FUNDING

The Hawai'i 3R's federal school-repair program has awarded more than $743,000 for repairs and maintenance to 23 public schools.

Most of the work involves repainting, replacing light fixtures, replacing playground equipment, and repairing sprinkler systems, walkways and drainage systems.

The schools include 'Aikahi Elementary School, Aliamanu Elementary School, Alvah Scott Elementary School, 'Anuenue School, Ben Parker Elementary School, Iroquois Point Elementary School, Kahuku Elementary School, Kailua Elementary School, Kailua High School, Kaimuki High School, Kainalu Elementary School, Kalani High School, Ke Kula O'Ehunuikaimalino School, King Intermediate School, King Kaumuali'i Elementary School, Manoa Elementary School, Mililani Mauka Elementary, Moanalua High School, Mokulele Elementary School, Pu'ohala Elementary School, Salt Lake Elementary, Waiahole Elementary School and Wai'anae High School.



PLANE, HELICOPTER TOUR VIEWS INVITED

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Park Service are inviting public input as they study the environmental impact of tour planes and helicopters around Haleakala National Park on Maui.

The FAA and the Park Service said the input is necessary to establish the scope of issues that will be the focus of the agencies' environmental impact study.

Written comments must be received no later than Jan. 16 and should be addressed to: Docket Management System, Doc. No. FAA-2006-26113, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh St. S.W., Washington, DC 20590.



ANTI-DRUG PSAS COULD WIN AWARD

HMSA said it will sponsor a video for teenagers who produce public service announcements with an anti-drug, anti-underage drinking and anti-smoking message.

The HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest, whose sponsors also include Sassy/G Magazine, the state Department of Education and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will award $1,000 for first place and $500 and $250 for second and third place.

The deadline is March 1. The winning PSAs will be broadcast on local television. Entries and contest material is available at www.HMSA.com.