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Friday, August 4, 2000


Atlantic Cyberspace
Atlantic Cyberspace is looking for a few
good game designers and animators

Jobseekers: Virtual Job Fair’s
headhunters at your service

If you've got a few spare minutes this weekend, why not hitch up those cargo pants, put your legs up on the desk, and go job hunting?

Hawaii's second Virtual Job Fair will be continuing through Monday, and the beauty of doing your search online is that you don't have to don tie or pantyhose. Just roll out of bed and click onto, a site owned and operated by Internet Concept Solutions.

The site features virtual booths that allow job seekers to chat online with career experts and employers, apply for a position or post a resume.

Among the employers in search of recruits are Bank of Hawaii, C.S. Wo & Sons, Domino's Pizza, Down to Earth, HMSA, Liberty House Sears and University Health Alliance.

Positions range from 7-Eleven sales clerks (50 are needed on Oahu) who will earn $5.50 an hour to a management associate, a credit analyst or corporate banker at Bank of Hawaii. You can see at a glance whether you're qualified. For the corporate banker position, for instance, the ideal candidate should have five to 10 years of banking experience and strong skills in credit analysis, corporate finance, relationship management and business development. No salary was given.

But the coolest jobs have to be with Atlantis Cyberspace Inc., a young virtual reality company that builds a virtual theme park. They're looking for game designers, PC hardware electronic engineers, 3D modeler/animators, a webmaster, and others, including interns.

At its virtual booth, Atlantis says it expects to be a $100 million company within five years, with an IPO expected in two to three years. Again, however, no salary numbers were mentioned.

Those who don't have Internet access may visit a public library. Those with valid library cards may reserve a computer for an hour.

Happy hunting!


By Craig T. Kojima, Star-Bulletin
Volunteer Betty Slaughter carries a tray of
native Hawaiian plants.

Unthirsty plants for sale

It's summer time alright, but the livin' isn't all that easy for thirsty plants and their keepers.

More and more Hawaii gardeners are discovering the joys of xeriscaping, thanks in large part to the efforts of the Board of Water Supply to encourage water-smart gardening.

Part of that effort returns tomorrow with the 12th Annual Halawa Open House and Unthirsty Plant Sale at the board's Halawa Xeriscape Garden. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free, if you don't count all the plants you are going to buy.

Plants for sale will include native species, as well as flowering tabebuia, day lilies, bromeliad and other drought-tolerant plants. Drawings will take place throughout the day for 25 native Hawaiian plants.

Free workshops will be given on native plant propagation and drought resistant landscaping. Tours of the garden will be offered and food booths will be available.

Sale proceeds support the Halawa Xeriscape Garden's educational programs.

The garden is at 99-1268 Iwaena St. in the back of Halawa Industrial Park. A free shuttle service will operate along Iwaena Street from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check Garden Calendar, below, for the garden's regular hours.


Muromoto to appear
in three anthologies

Local teacher, artist and writer Wayne M. Muromoto will have four poems appearing in three national poetry anthologies to be published this year. The selected works are:

Bullet "Stuck Pig," to appear in the 2000 edition of the American Poetry Annual.
Bullet "Your Hands Made Good Musubi," to run in the Seasons of Change anthology.
Bullet "Dreaming of Miyama" and "If You Love Me," to be published in Cader Publishing Ltd.'s 2000 Etchings anthology.

Muromoto, who was born and raised in Waialua, was a staff writer and editorial assistant at The Hawaii Herald for five years, and visual arts program and media program head at Mid-Pacific Institute's School of the Arts for 10 years.

He has been an editor for the University of Hawaii Community Colleges Newsletter and will begin teaching college-level courses in computer design and graphics beginning this fall.

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