POSTED: Friday, March 06, 2009

Services for Marshall are scheduled

City Councilwoman Barbara Marshall will be remembered in services at 10 a.m. March 14 at St. John Lutheran Church in Kailua.

Marshall, 64, formerly a television reporter and Council chairwoman, died Feb. 22 in Orange County, Calif.

She is survived by husband Cliff Ziems, son Joe, grandson Zachary, brother Mark and stepchildren Cliff Jr. and Chris.

The family asks that no flowers be given and that donations be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road, Kailua 96734; or Pacific Health Ministry, 1245 Young St., Honolulu 96814.


HPU names Anderson health chief

Hawaii Pacific University has appointed Bruce Anderson as the school's first director of health and science programs.

Anderson had been president of the Oceanic Institute and is a former state Health Department director.

“;There is an enormous demand for college graduates who have training in health-related disciplines,”; HPU President Chatt Wright said in a news release. HPU has a large nursing program, but Wright said “;the healthcare industry needs more than just nurses.”;

Anderson has also been a deputy director at the Health Department in charge of environmental protection and health services, and served as the director of the environmental health program at the University of Hawaii's medical school.

Anderson received his master's degree in public health, with a concentration in infectious disease epidemiology, from Yale University and his doctoral degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Hawaii.


Smelly garbage sickens collectors

Six county trash collectors became nauseated yesterday morning after picking up foul-smelling garbage in Puhi and Hanapepe, a Kauai County spokeswoman said in a news release.

The two three-man crews were apparently overcome by something creating an odor in the trash.

One driver was taken to Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. The other men recuperated at home.

The Kauai Fire Department hazardous materials team and the state Department of Health were examining the truck and trash to determine whether the source of the smell was a hazardous material and how to safely dispose of the trash.

“;This is the first time an incident like this has happened since I've been with the county,”; said Troy Tanigawa, environmental services management administrator with the Public Works Department. “;Although we don't yet know the source of the foul odor, we want to remind the public not to put any hazardous waste in their trash for curbside collection.”;