POSTED: Sunday, April 26, 2009

Aerosmith agrees to do Maui show

WAILUKU » Aerosmith has agreed to perform on Maui to settle a class-action lawsuit fans filed against the band after it canceled a sold-out concert on the Valley Isle in 2007.

The new concert date will probably be sometime in the fall.

Brandee Faria, an attorneys representing the jilted concertgoers, said everyone who bought a ticket to the original concert will receive a free ticket, and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

The settlement was reached Wednesday after two days of talks. Those who bought tickets to the canceled concert will be notified of the settlement and procedures to claim free tickets and cash reimbursements.


Schofield soldier dies in Iraq

The Pentagon says a Hawaii-based soldier from Georgia died in Iraq from injuries sustained in a noncombat related incident.

Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Moore Jr. of Waycross, Ga. died Friday at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

The Pentagon said yesterday the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.

The 43-year-old was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks.


T-shirts blamed for clogging pipe

City officials blamed T-shirts for causing a 1,425 gallon sewage spill yesterday in Kalihi.

At about 8 a.m., the shirts clogged an 8-inch pipe, causing sewage to overflow from a manhole at 1709 Fernandez St., a city news release said.

City crews recovered 300 gallons of sewage before it reached a storm drain that empties into Kalihi Stream, but officials estimate about 600 gallons of sewage entered the stream. The remainder of the sewage dissipated in thick vegetation, the city said.

The Department of Health posted warning signs at Kalihi Stream and parts of Keehi Lagoon.


Nieghbor Islands

Kekaha, Kauai » The Kekaha Host Community Benefit program will be discussed tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center. The $650,000 program was set up by Kauai County last year as a form of compensation to the community for the expansion of the Kekaha landfill.

Moomomi Beach, Molokai » State workers and conservationists found 10 more dead wedge-tailed shearwaters at a nesting site on Molokai. The discovery Thursday came a day after they found 50 of the seabirds had been killed by a dog at the Moomomi Beach Preserve.

Hilo, Hawaii » Community reaction has been positive for new bicycle patrols that began this month in Hilo, police said. Ten officers received bicycle training: four in Hilo, four in Puna and two in Kona. More officers are being trained and patrols will begin soon in Pahoa, Puna and Kona.