Star-Bulletin staff and wire

Work starts tomorrow on Kalanianaole pipe

Beginning tomorrow night, commuters using Kalanianaole Highway in the Aina Haina area might see traffic delays in the eastbound lanes on an emergency bypass sewage line.

Between East Hind Drive and Puuikena Drive, there will be a contra-flow lane in the Koko Head direction from 8 to 11 p.m. From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., only one Koko Head-bound lane will be open.

Construction on the temporary bypass began five weeks ago and is expected to be completed in August.

The bypass gives the city the two to three years it needs to design and construct a permanent replacement for the underground sewage pipe that ruptured three times in February because of corrosion.

Reduction in Leeward water needed today

The Board of Water Supply asks Leeward residents to conserve water for a 24-hour period beginning at 6 a.m. today so they can replace the pipe servicing the Waianae Coast that has been plagued by water main breaks in recent years.

Residents from Barbers Point to Lualualei are asked to use water for essential needs only, such as drinking, cooking and personal hygiene.

The Waianae-bound lanes of Farrington Highway near the Hakimo Road intersection might be closed due to the construction.

City's parking lot in Waikiki reopens

The city has reopened the municipal parking lot at Kaiolu Street in Waikiki and reinstalled parking meters in the area.

The lot located on the makai side of Kuhio Avenue was closed last year and used as a storage area for material and equipment for contractors working on the Kuhio Avenue beautification project.

Rare photos of Manoa are to be presented

Malama o Manoa will present a rare photo collection of old Manoa and a panel discussion with valley residents from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Manoa District Park's new multipurpose room.

Noted actress, Manoa Elementary School graduate and longtime valley resident Sylvia Hormann-Alper will host the program.

Although admission is free, the program will be taped for broadcast on 'Olelo.


» Janine Diehl of Aiea was one of some 400 high school students to participate in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

» Nalani Scharsch of Honolulu is the recipient of the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry at Hawaii Pacific University for her two poems "Night Dive" and "Wana." She received $500. Her poems will be published in the HPU's literary magazine, Hawaii Pacific Review.

» The Waikiki Health Center, which helps disadvantaged residents receive medical care and social services, especially those who are uninsured, low-income or homeless, has received donations from the following agencies:

Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation, $10,000; G.N. Wilcox Trust, $20,000; Hawaii Hotel Association, $2,500; AlohaCare, $20,000; Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, $10,000; Rotary Club of Waikiki, $2,000; Central Pacific Bank, $5,000; and the Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation, $5,000.

» Dieter Ernst, an East-West senior fellow and specialist on the impact of globalization and information technology on economic growth, has been awarded a $425,500 grant from the Volkswagen Foundation. The grant will be used for a two-year research project on the division of labor in the United States and Asia for jobs requiring advanced technological knowledge.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff

Argument escalates into stabbing of man

Police are looking for a man who stabbed another man yesterday morning during a fight at a game room in Kapalama.

Police said the 23-year-old victim and the suspect were acquaintances and argued at a Kokea Street game room. The argument led to a physical fight, according to police.

The suspect reportedly stabbed the victim at about 9:15 a.m. yesterday and fled on foot, police said.

The victim was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in stable condition with cuts to his neck, shoulder and rib cage.

Man allegedly seen cutting cable wires

Police arrested a 41-year-old Honolulu man who allegedly cut some cable wires yesterday morning and interrupted cable service for several customers.

A witness saw the man climb onto a utility pole at 10:30 a.m. across from 1415 Victoria St. and cut several wires from a cable box, cutting service to several residences, police said.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of second-degree criminal property damage.

Damage was estimated at about $2,000. The suspect was released pending investigation.

Missing Kalihi man is found at blowhole

The 22-year-old Kalihi man who was reported missing by his family Thursday afternoon was found by police at the Halona Blowhole in Waimanalo at 1 a.m. yesterday.

Christopher K. Lee was transported to a local medical facility for treatment, police said.

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