Kokua Line

By June Watanabe

Wednesday, July 8, 1998

Not all of Palolo will get
automated trash pickup

I live in Palolo. The city delivered trash containers for automatic pickup, but only certain houses got them. What's going on?

Some homes in Palolo are not slated for automated trash pickup, said city refuse collection administrator David Shiraishi.

The decision was made "more by sections than by individual homes. We felt that, because of the terrain, automation wouldn't work."

Factors included the lack of space for vehicles to turn around.

Also, on 10th Avenue, there are areas "where it's quite steep," Shiraishi said. That, combined with the fact that there are many families living in flag lots and lanes off 10th Avenue, would have resulted in too many containers lined up, Shiraishi said.

"That would have caused a problem with parking," he said. "It's our intent to try to convert to automation without having any parking restrictions."


Why is there a political banner on the fence at Mililani High School for Quentin Kawananakoa?

Because he's having a function in the school's cafeteria tomorrow and was given permission by the school to do so.

However, another sign advertising the "Kawananakoa for Congress community meeting" -- at the opposite end of the campus, near the gym -- was ordered taken down by Principal Robert Ginlack.

"Usually, if they're going to have a function at the school, we let them put a sign on the corner (of Meheula Parkway and Hookelewaa Street), he said. "We've allowed that, regardless of what the function was," including orchid society meetings, craft fairs, etc.

But groups are not allowed "to plaster signs all over the school," Ginlack said. So when he spotted the other sign on Saturday morning, he took it down.


I saw a TV ad with Gov. Ben Cayetano receiving an award from UCLA. It looked like it was staged. Did he really receive that award and was that an actual ceremony?

Cayetano received the alumnus of the year award from UCLA in May. The campaign ad shows the actual ceremony at which he was honored, said his press secretary, Kathleen Racuya-Markrich.


I have a friend who is moving to Hawaii in a few months. She asked me to locate a temple that worships the Thai faith or someone who belongs to a Thai club. Can you help?

The Thai Buddhist Temple of Hawaii is located at 872A 2nd St. in Pearl City. Call 456-4176.

The Thai Students at the University of Hawaii have a Web site on the Internet: http://www.rican.com/thai.html.


Beach boulders

To the person who complained about boulders being dumped into the ocean in the Hauula area. Your name will be kept confidential, but please call back and leave a contact number so we can get more information.


Red Hill Woes

Regarding that "auwe" about drivers coming down Red Hill and cutting into the right lane: I'm one of those motorists who have to cut in because that is my on-ramp. I work at the school at the top of the hill and that's the only way I can get to my house in Pearl City. Everyday, I have to go through the business of getting in when people don't want to let you in. Not everyone is "cutting in" coming from town. -- Pat


Waipahu Elementary

Waipahu Elementary is celebrating its 100th birthday this coming school year. As part of its celebration, students will be introduced to plantation games. Donations of bean bags, marbles and POGs would be appreciated. If you can help, leave a message for Helen at 675-0150.

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