Business Briefs

Reported by Star-Bulletin staff & wire

Friday, February 19, 1999

Isle business group to hold first meeting

A new business group, the Hawaii Coalition of Small Business Owners, will hold its first meeting from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Niblicks restaurant at the Ko Olina Golf Course and Resort. Lowell Kalapa, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, will be the keynote speaker.

The cost is $25, including lunch. For information, contact Anne Jackson at 841-7336.

Legal Aid offers help with filings

The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is offering workshops to show low- and moderate-income people how to file their own uncontested divorce papers and Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

The society said fees are minimal for low-income residents and range from $100 to $300 for those in certain brackets above federal poverty guidelines. For more information, contact the society at 536-4302 in Honolulu or at its Kauai or Big Island offices.

L.A. Times publisher to speak in Honolulu

Mark Willes, publisher of the Los Angeles Times and president and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., will be the guest speaker Tuesday at a joint luncheon meeting of the Hawaii Publishers Association and the Honolulu Advertising Federation. The cost is $25 and the meeting, at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, is open to the public. For reservations, call 533-6750.

Report: United bids for America West

CHICAGO -- UAL Corp., the parent of No. 1 carrier United Airlines, made a cash offer for America West Holdings Corp., the Wall Street Journal reported today, citing unidentified sources. The bid sets up a potential battle with Continental Airlines Inc. for America West. Continental owns 8 percent of America West and has the right to buy a controlling stake.

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