SAMOAN RALLY REACHES OUT
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Members of the "Holy Warriors at Work Outreach" of The First Samoan Assembly of God Church held a rally yesterday in the Makalapa Neighborhood Park next to the Halawa public housing. The rally provided free entertainment, food and clothing to residents of the project. Two children from the church, Rachel Ve'e, left, and Linda Sefo were helped with the distribution.
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Kamehameha Schools to discuss admissionsThe fourth annual cycle of community advisory meetings will be held throughout the state to discuss issues important to Kamehameha Schools and the community it serves.
Chief Executive Officer Hamilton McCubbin said, "Over the next few months, Kamehameha Schools will meet with its ohana and the Hawaiian community to gather input on how we can shape our admissions criteria to better meet the educational needs of our Hawaiian community and perpetuate the legacy of Ke Alii Bernice Pauahi Bishop."
Strategic planning meetings will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the following areas:
>> Tuesday at the Lanai Elementary School CafeteriaMeetings will also be scheduled in selected cities on the mainland. For more information, call the Office of Strategic Planning at 523-6211, toll-free from neighbor islands at 1-800-842-IMUA, ext. 6211 or e-mail email@example.com.
>> Wednesday at the Molokai Kulana Oiwi Halau
>> Sept. 12 at the Castle High School Cafeteria
>> Sept. 16 at the Haleiwa Elementary School Cafeteria
>> Sept. 18 at the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center in Punaluu
>> Sept. 25 at the Kapolei High School Cafeteria
>> Oct. 8 at the King Kaumualii Cafeteria on Kauai
>> Oct. 10 at the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus Cafeteria
>> Oct. 15 at the Kamehameha Schools Big Island's Campus Cafeteria
>> Oct. 28 at the DHHL Kuhio Hall at Waimea on the Big Island
>> Oct. 29 at the Kealakehe Intermediate Cafeteria in Kona
>> Oct. 30 at the Kamehameha Elementary School Cafeteria at the Kapalama Campus
Hawaii Kai Jaycees will take drive-by giftsHawaii Kai Jaycees will be at the Koko Marina Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and its annual "Jerry Lewis Telethon" fundraising drive.
Chapter members and directors will be inside the parking lot with fishing nets, catching drive-by donations. Others will be waving signs to drivers to encourage them to go inside the parking lot and make a donation.
City Bank helps effort to get out the voteCity Bank is doing its part to encourage voting in the upcoming elections by making available Wikiwiki Voter Registration forms and absentee applications at all of its branches.
Ronald Migita, the bank's CEO and vice chairman, said, "We believe that voting is one of the privileges of being a citizen and all of us should vote. We are also encouraging our own employees, some 550 strong, to register and vote,"
City Bank's 20 branches are located on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.
Blaisdell box office will have new hoursThe Neal Blaisdell Center Box Office will have new hours beginning Tuesday Sept. 3. The box office will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except holidays.
Customers can also call 526-4000 to order tickets or visit Ticket Plus outlets at Foodland stores. Additional service fees apply. For more information, call 526-4400.
Waikiki Aquarium seeking volunteersThe Waikiki Aquarium is looking for volunteers to serve as docents during the school year. Docents contribute one weekday morning every week to the aquarium's School Support Program.
The free six-week docent training program begins Oct. 1. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, call Joan Kafentzis at 440-9020 or Mary Pickett at 440-9020, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kaneohe Christmas parade in the worksPlanners of the annual Kaneohe Christmas parade Dec. 7 are now taking applications from those who would like to participate and accepting contributions to finance the event.
Those who are interested in participating should contact parade chairman Art Machado at 845-4111. A small entry fee will be charged. Invitations will be mailed to all who have been in previous parades. Marching groups, bands, equestrian units, floats, unique vehicles, VIPs and members of the community are invited to participate.
The parade committee will also be selling souvenir T-shirts to raise funds at the Windward Hoolaulea Sept. 7 from 2 to 10:30 p.m. on Kawa Street, between Kahuhipa and the Windward Mall, and other locations to be announced later.
For more information about the shirts or to assist with sales, call Linda Kuklinsky at 236-4263.
This year's parade will have a patriotic theme, and be led by grand marshals Glenn and Wayne Mizota of Kaneohe Bakery, who have been longtime contributors to the success of past parades.
Contributions, payable to the Kaneohe Business Group, may be sent to P.O. Box 927, Kaneohe, HI 96744.
EPA grants target water clean-up plansThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may award up to $21 million in "Watershed Initiative" grants next year for community-based programs that protect water resources.
The initiative "recognizes the important role that states and local communities have in helping to achieve our common goals," said Wayne Nastri, EPA regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest.
First announced in President Bush's State of the Union address, the grants help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.
Governors and tribal leaders can submit nominations for projects for which "the infusion of additional funds will ... quickly result in cleaner water," according to an EPA release.
Project awards will range from $300,000 to $1.3 million.
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Managing Editor Frank Bridgewater at 529-4791 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Police, Fire, Courts
By Star-Bulletin staff
Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers
A TASTY REWARD
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The Honolulu Police Department and Mothers Against Drunk Driving set up sobriety checkpoints yesterday to remind motorists to drive safe and sober this Labor Day weekend. MADD volunteer Ashleigh Lucio gave out boxes of Pop-Ice to sober motorists at the Ewa end of Ala Moana Beach Park.
Big Island home fire under investigationThe cause of a fire that on Friday destroyed a 2,000-square-foot frame house in the Orchidland subdivision on the Big Island was still under investigation yesterday.
Firefighters responded to an alarm at 2 p.m. Friday and had the blaze extinguished at 2:43 p.m., the Hawaii County Fire Department reported.
No one was home at the time of the fire. The value of the home was estimated at $180,000.
10 girls escape from Kailua youth prisonTen teenage girls overpowered two adults at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility in Kailua and escaped in a white van at about noon yesterday, police reported.
Hawaii Youth Facility worker said that the Hookipa Makai cottage where the girls resided is operated on a contract basis by Child and Family Services, which could not be reached for comment.
The girls, who had not been found yesterday evening, face potential charges of escape, auto theft, and criminal property damage, police said. They were driving a 1998 white Ford Windstar van with the license plate GXT 744.
HPD look into possible explosion in mailboxPolice are investigating if a home mailbox in Mililani may have been blown up by an explosive device early yesterday.
A resident on Mahapili Street reported that between 11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. yesterday that his mailbox was dented and debris inside looked like something had exploded, a police spokeswoman said.
She said there is no reason to believe the incident is connected to another mailbox incident in Mililani earlier this summer, in which a public letterbox was damaged by an explosive.
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