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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 10, 2010

HAWAII BRIEFS
Accident victim was Tokyo woman

Advertiser Staff

The woman who died Friday from injuries suffered when she was struck by a van in Waikk the day before has been identified as a Japanese tourist.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office yesterday identified the woman as Sachiko Kojima, 52, of Tokyo. An autopsy will be performed tomorrow.

Kojima suffered critical head injuries and was pronounced dead at The Queen's Medical Center.

ALA MOANA SEWER WORK TO LAST A YEAR

A year of major sewer work will begin today on Ala Moana that could bring traffic delays during evening and early-morning hours.

The $8.9 million city project consists of open-cut trench/microtunnel work on 12- and 16-inch cast iron pipe from Atkinson Drive to Nauru Tower. The sewer line will be installed in the left lane heading 'ewa-bound on Ala Moana, the city said.

NORTH SHORE LIKELY TO SEE 30-FOOT WAVES

A "significant swell" is expected to bring 30-foot waves to O'ahu's North Shore by this evening.

"It looks like it's going to be coming up pretty rapidly on O'ahu by midday, and it will be reaching warning levels of 25 feet by late afternoon and evening," said National Weather Service forecaster Ian Morrison.

West-facing shores can expect 18-foot surf by this afternoon.