By Star-Bulletin Staff

Program scheduled for cancer patients

A program enabling newly diagnosed cancer patients to advocate for themselves will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Buffet 100 Restaurant in Ward Warehouse.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and ORTHO BIOTECH are offering the program to help patients and survivors understand characteristics of each stage.

Presenters will be Suzanne Nemiroff, registered nurse, and Nancy Strach, medical social worker. Sharing their perspectives on being survivors will be Chris Pablo, Sandy Pablo, Didi Ah Yo and Cindy Goodness.

The program, dinner and parking are free to participants. For more information, call 534-1222.

Film on Japanese diplomat to be shown

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will be showing a one-hour documentary film about Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who saved the lives of thousands of Polish Jews during World War II.

Sugihara issued thousands of transit visas to Jewish refugees even though the Foreign Ministry of Japan repeatedly denied his requests to do so.

The film will be shown at 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays until April 30. An exhibit titled "The Legacy of Chiune Sugihara" will also be on display until the end of the month.

Admission is $3 for residents and $5 for nonresidents.

For more information, call 945-7633.

Volcanoes Park seeks painting of Pele

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans to purchase a painting of the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele as part of its program to install new exhibits at the Kilauea Visitor Center.

The park has issued a call to artists to submit their paintings of Pele for consideration, Ranger Mardie Lane said yesterday.

The park will select the painting based on the recommendations of its Kupuna Committee, Lane said.

The chosen painting must convey what the cultural advisory group judges to be culturally meaningful and appropriate, she said.

The artist whose painting is selected will be paid $8,000 for the artwork. The painting will become park property and hang near the visitor center's fireplace.

Bachelor auction pulls $2,000 for cancer fight

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has received nearly $2,000 from the Ocean Club's March 21 "Burning Down the House" firefighter bachelor auction.

The local affiliate will receive 75 percent of the money.

Winning bidders at the Ocean Club auction for "the man of their dreams" received a dating package from It's Just Lunch, including one bachelor, dinner for two and two movie passes to the Art House on Restaurant Row.

Neighborhood board ballot deadline is near

The deadline to turn in neighborhood board election ballots is April 21.

Ballots were mailed in March to those who voted in the 2002 election cycle and those who registered with the Neighborhood Commission Office.

Elections are held every two years. The election hot line is 527-5579.


Corrections and clarifications

>> "The Best of Flyin Hawaiian: 15 Years of Hits," produced by Lester Gantan, was the winner in the Anthology category at the Hawaii Music Awards. A story on page D1 Monday incorrectly identified Native Blend as the winner.

>> Jared Mina is not being deployed to Iraq. A photo caption on Page A11 Tuesday incorrectly said he was.

>> The University of Hawaii Board of Regents has 12 members. A story on Page A9 Tuesday incorrectly said it has 11 members.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Editor Frank Bridgewater at 529-4791 or email him at

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