But contractors yesterday questioned whether the Cayetano administration was capable of significantly quickening the pace of state-funded construction, in view of rules and regulations governing it.
"We're always skeptical about any government agency expediting permits and designs," said Henry Lindsey, president of the Maui Contractors Association.
Cayetano, who spoke in the association's meeting room yesterday afternoon, came to Maui to ask the contractors to support his spending package.
He plans a trip to the Big Island in January to discuss the plan before the start of the 1997 Legislature.
Hawaiian Electric Co. will present a check for that amount to the Hawaii State Library Foundation today after a promotion aimed at encouraging reading and energy conservation.
In October, Heco began sending out certificates for free shower heads, redeemable at 21 Oahu libraries. For every shower head given out, the company donated $1 to the library system.
Pereira, 22, the second Marine to receive life imprisonment in the case, yesterday also received a dishonorable discharge and reduction in rank to private.
Lt. Col. William P. Hollerich sentenced Pereira in the jury-
waived trial. Pereira pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit premeditated murder. He will be eligible for parole in 10 years.
The Iomea Place resident had been arguing with his wife and sister-in-law and apparently was intoxicated, police said.
No one was injured.
She is being held in lieu of $4,250 bail.
Acting on a tip, police spotted Veloria's pickup at the Keaau ballpark on Nov. 22.
A police narcotics dog indicated the presence of illegal drugs, and a search warrant was obtained to locate the cocaine, an ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the truck.
The two 15-year-olds each were charged with three counts of first-degree robbery.
They and two other girls, 15 and 16, arrested Monday, allegedly threatened three girls waiting at a Leoku Street bus stop with a large kitchen knife and robbed them of their jewelry.
Police and fire crews responding to the 4:15 a.m. alarm found smoke pouring out of a manhole cover that been displaced and lay near the opening.
It was the second time in two months police have been called to check on the same manhole, said Officer John Rathjen.
Yesterday, fire and Heco officials responded to another report of a displaced manhole at Punahou Street and Wilder Avenue just before noon.