Maui Cultural Center earns federal arts grantThe Maui Community Arts & Cultural Center has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink announced.
The grant will help support performances and/or residencies by dance troupe Noche Flamenca, performance artist Laurie Anderson, sitarist Kartik Sheshardri and the Lifou Island Dance Theater of New Caledonia, among others, Mink said in a news release.
"It is vital that this federal funding reach every community in the nation to make the arts more accessible to people who don't live near major population centers," she said.
Established in 1994, the cultural center serves about 220,000 people a year and is involved in an average 1,400 events, Mink said.
Windward CC offering career seminar courseHawaii residents looking to break into or change careers can take advantage of an advanced career seminar to be offered this spring at Windward Community College.
The seminar will cover personal and career assessment and planning, job alternatives, personal marketing, resume writing and salary negotiations.
The course includes five Saturday meetings beginning Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $129 for the three-credit course or $95 for the non-credit option.
Hawaii residents who have been laid off from their jobs as a direct result of the Sept. 11 attacks, and their spouses and dependents, are eligible to apply for spring tuition waivers from the University of Hawaii system if they can demonstrate financial need and are admitted through the normal admissions process.
Active-duty military stationed in Hawaii are also eligible.
For details, call the admissions office at 235-7432.
>> The Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education has been awarded a national first place award from Save Outdoor Sculpture. The award was presented to HAAE for its conservation work on the original King Kamehameha I statue, located in North Kohala on the Big Island. Save Outdoor Sculpture also presented HAAE with $1,000, which will be used to finance the completion of a documentary on the restoration.
>> Mid-Pacific University has received a $2 million dollar gift from Michael J. and Sandra T. Hartley in support of the school's Shared Pride Campaign. The Hartleys, founders of Cheap Tickets Inc., donated the money to help fund construction of a math, science and technology complex at MPU. Construction is scheduled to begin January 2002.
>> The McInerny Foundation has given a grant of $6,807 to the American Cancer Society as completion funding to purchase a much-needed van to replace the old one. The van is already an integral part of the ACS team and provides transportation for patients to medical appointments, airport pickups, and keiki and counselors to annual cancer camps.
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By Star-Bulletin staff
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Moped rider dies after crashing into dead dogA moped rider died Friday night after hitting a dead dog on Farrington Highway in Waialua.
Just prior to 6:34 p.m., a pickup truck traveling west on Farrington Highway struck a large dog in the road, about a half-mile west of Ku Place, police said.
A short time later, a 47-year-old man on a moped, traveling in the same direction, also struck the dog, lost control of his moped and sustained critical injuries when he fell to the ground, police said.
The man was taken to Queen's Medical Center, where he died last night.Police said it is unknown if alcohol was a factor. Police reported the moped did not have its lights on at the time of the accident.
Boy suffers head injuries after moped accidentA 16-year-old boy was critically injured when his moped hit a van yesterday afternoon in Ewa Beach, police said.
The crash occurred about 1:35 p.m. yesterday on Kilaha Street near Kilaha Place. Police said a Chrysler van was making a left turn into a driveway when it was hit by the Honda Elite moped.
The teenage driver suffered a severe head injury.