Monday, April 19, 1999


File photo
It took just a couple of months to build the Sand Island seawall.

‘Rock formations’
engineered by Army Corps

Wat Dat?SOME readers are entranced by a seawall: "My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Sand Island Park yesterday and we were curious as to the rock formations at the waterline. We were thinking that your paper may have done a story explaining the unusual waterline area," suggested Kelly and Jean Price of Honolulu.

Hey, there's just so many hours in a day, y'know? You think we have time to suss out mystery rock formations? It's hard enough trying to figure out if Lokelani Lindsey is wearing body armor.

But a trip to Sand Island also means excellent plate-lunch opportunities, so off we went.

We're pretty sure the Prices were referring to the seawall surrounding the park. It ain't natural. And it wasn't curbside parking for the Chariots of the Gods. Carefully measuring the stratigraphy of fishbones and corndog sticks down among the boulders, we guessed the age was early 1980s.

In fact, according to parks program manager Clyde Hasekawa, the Army Corps of Engineers designed the revetment about 20 years ago to keep the ocean from beating up on the park.

"It's basically just stacked stones, like a wall," he said.

By Burl Burlingame


By Photographer, Star-Bulletin
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Reddy to perform

Multiple Grammy Award winner Helen Reddy will perform a Mother's Day Eve concert 8 p.m. May 8 at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental. The concert will take place in the Waialae Ballroom

Tickets, at $30, are on sale at the hotel and the Blaisdell box office.

Reddy is known for a string of hits, including "I Am Woman," "Delta Dawn," "Angie Baby" and "You and Me Against the World."

The concert is being presented by Tom Moffatt Productions, Inc.

For more information, call 526-4400.


On air today

"Waco: The Rules of Engagement," 6:30 p.m., HBO. Oscar-nominated documentary airs on the sixth anniversary of the climax of the 51-day siege in Waco that ended with the deaths of 76 members of the Branch Davidian sect.

"Ally McBeal," 8 p.m., KHON/ Fox. Dr. Joyce Brothers and Tony Shaloub guest star in an episode in which Ally (Calista Flockhart) and John (Peter MacNicol) defend a man (Shaloub) accused of murdering his wife. Dr. Brothers, playing herself, is called to testify.

"Uncomfortably Close With Michael McKean," 7 and 10 p.m., Comedy Central. Series premiere. Michael McKean is the type of guy you only hear from when he needs to borrow money, use your vacation house, or exploit your celebrity status on his interview show.


Radio Log


KONG 570-AM / 93.5 FM: Adult contemporary rock with some Hawaiian music

KSSK 590-AM / 92.3-FM: Adult contemporary music

KHNR 650-AM: All news

KQMQ 690-AM / 93.1-FM: Contemporary hit radio

KGU 760-AM: Sports radio

KHVH 830-AM: News, talk, traffic and weather

KAIM 870-AM / 95.5-FM: Christian music and teaching AM; contemporary Christian music FM

KJPN 940-AM: Japanese-language news, adult contemporary music and talk shows, and broadcasts from Japan

KIKI 990-AM / 93.9-FM: Contemporary country AM; contemporary hits FM

KLHT 1040-AM: Christian radio

KWAI 1080-AM: Talk radio

KZOO 1210-AM: Japanese-language, broadcasts from Japan

KNDI 1270-AM: Live news from the Philippines; programs, including religious programs in 10 languages

KIFO 1380-AM: News, public affairs

KCCN 1420-AM / 100.3-FM: All talk / UH sports AM; contemporary island hits, FM

KUMU 1500-AM / 94.7-FM: Adult standards, AM; light favorites, FM

KHPR 88.1-FM: Classical, news, public affairs

KIPO 89.3-FM: Jazz, classical, news

KTUH 90.3-FM: Jazz, blues, Hawaiian, rock, countryand alternative

KKUA 90.7-FM: Classical, news and public affairs

KKCR 90.9 / 91.9-FM: Hawaiian music, midnight-3 p.m.; and rock, reggae, classical and new age

KRTR 96.3-FM: Adult contemporary music and news

KPOI 97.5-FM: Modern rock

KKLV 98.5-FM: Classic rock

KORL 99.5-FM: Tourist information

STAR 101.9-FM: Modern hits

KKHN 102.7-FM: Country

KXME 104.3-FM: Top 40

KINE 105.1-FM: Traditional and contemporary Hawaiian

KGMZ 107.9-FM: Oldies

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