CANDLES FOR WAR CASUALTIES
FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARBULLETIN.COM
More than 50 people took part last night in a candlelight vigil for the 2,000 American soldiers killed as of yesterday in the war in Iraq. Anna Marie Hamilton lit candles on the lawn alongside the Prince Kuhio Federal Building. Seventy Hawaii-based soldiers, Marines and sailors were among the 2,000 killed. Those participating in the vigil also called for the withdrawal of American troops and to put a halt to the unnecessary spending of U.S. tax dollars on the war. The event was part of the American Friends Service Committee's "Not One More Death. Not One More Dollar" campaign.
JAZZED ABOUT DRUG-FREE PLEDGE
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
It was "Red Ribbon Day" at Kalihi Elementary School yesterday as 200 students pledged to be drug-free. The Navy brought a drug-sniffing dog for a demonstration, and the Navy band entertained the kids. Enjoying the rousing music were second-graders Ethan Nieto, left, Angelic Pilar, Melvin Quidez and Ronnie Ringor.