No lawsuit filed yet over Beckham jersey
What happened to the lawsuit about the two young boys and parents fighting over David Beckham's jersey?
Answer: So far, no lawsuit has been filed, according to someone familiar with the situation who asked not to be identified.
Beyond that, we're not sure where the dispute stands. A call to the attorney for the Kerr family, who had threatened a lawsuit, was not returned.
Celebrity soccer player David Beckham gave away the jersey following an exhibition game at Aloha Stadium on Feb. 20.
Exactly who got it - or was meant to get it - is the center of the dispute and made national news.
Eric and Yoshika Kerr maintained Beckham meant to give the jersey to their 10-year-old son because he had held a sign that caught the soccer star's attention, the Associated Press reported.
But Wilfred and Yoshika Ho said their 9-year-old son had possession of the jersey first and that a police officer, who broke up a scuffle for the jersey, confirmed that by giving it to their son.
AP reported the Kerrs' attorney sent a letter in April to the Hos demanding the jersey or face possible legal action. The Hos' attorney responded that the Hos were the rightful owners.
Q: The trash can near the telephone at the Triangle Park (Fort Ruger Park) in Kahala has been missing for several weeks. The nearest cans are far away so park users are just tossing their trash in the park. Help!
A: The trash can was replaced Friday.
Director Lester Chang thanks you for bringing it to the attention of the city Department of Parks and Recreation.
Pearlridge, Back When
Re the complaint about traffic problems caused by the entrance to the Kam Super Swap Meet ("Kokua Line," June 8): The swap meet (previously Kam Drive In) was there for a decade before Pearlridge Center was built. At that time, Kaonohi Street was a dead end, right at the entrance to the drive-in. In about 1971, Pearlridge Phase I was built. It was then that Moanalua Road was rerouted up a cane haul road, which had run across the top of the drive-in and mall properties. Previously, Moanalua had run below the current Macy's and above the watercress farm. When the mall was built, they put a parking entrance right across the street from the drive-in entrance. Then the trouble began. - Blaine Fergerstrom, Waimalu resident since 1957
To the generous couple who helped me out on Tuesday, June 3, at the Queen's POB I Parking. I had given my daughter all the cash in my wallet earlier in the day, forgetting about my doctor's appointment. When I went to pay $2 for parking, I could only scrounge $1.50 in coins from the bottom of my purse. This couple saw my plight and graciously gave me $1 without a second thought. May their god continue to smile on them! - Appreciative in the Parking Lot
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