POSTED: Friday, January 15, 2010

UH applications up 25% for fall

The University of Hawaii at Manoa has seen a 25 percent increase in applications for admissions for the fall 2010 semester, UH officials said yesterday.

The school had received 6,025 applications as of yesterday, up from 4,848 applications at the same time last year, they said.

“;We're excited by the public's recognition that a UH-Manoa degree is a great investment in our students' careers and future lives—resulting in an increase in applications for the fall and in enrollment this semester,”; says Manoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw.

For the spring 2010 semester beginning this week, UH-Manoa has enrolled 18,729 students, up 2.3 percent from 18,316 students in spring 2009.

The school has also seen 17 percent more applications from statewide community college students compared with a year ago, officials said.

Army convoy to travel on H-1, H-2 until Feb. 1

U.S. Army tactical vehicles including Stryker armored vehicles will be traveling in a convoy on the H-2 and H-1 freeways on Oahu between 11 p.m. and 3 p.m. from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1.

The 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division out of Schofield Barracks will be moving the vehicles to Pearl Harbor for transport to California and desert training, said Army spokesman Maj. Al Ramirez. Ramirez said the convoys will consist of no more than 25 tactical vehicles at a time and will be escorted by Honolulu police.

Town-bound Pali lanes to be closed for work

The Honolulu-bound lanes of Pali Highway between Castle Junction on the Windward side and Waokanaka Street in Nuuanu will be closed from 7 p.m. tomorrow until 5 a.m. Sunday for tunnel cleaning and maintenance, the state Transportation Department said. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

Service to honor Maui couple killed by flood

A remembrance service on Oahu is being held Tuesday for a Maui couple who died in a Thanksgiving flash flood at night near their home in Hana.

Carl and Rae Lindquist, ardent supporters of Hawaiian music preservation, will be remembered during a gathering at 2 p.m., followed by a service at 3:30 p.m. at the Elks Club in Waikiki. Punahou School classmates of Lindquist from the class of 1952 will be holding the service.

Renowned entertainer Eddie Kamae is scheduled to perform briefly, and composer Ka'upena Wong will chant a lament.

Sex offenders in public focus of safety forum

Issues related to sex offenders released into the community on parole or probation will be discussed at a public safety community forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St.

Speaking at the free event will be Gerald Reardon, executive director, Community Assistance Center, Ke Ala Pono; Barry J. Coyne, University of Hawaii School of Social Work associate specialist, who directs the prison portion of the state's Sex Offender Treatment Program; and Corey Reincke, parole officer, Hawaii Paroling Authority. For more information, contact Chaplain Eddie Ochoa, 845-9944. To register, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).