News Briefs for Tuesday — January 03, 2006

• Lihu‘e Pop Warner seeks coaches

• First Ka Leo O Kaua‘i meetings of new year set

• CORRECTIONS


Lihu‘e Pop Warner seeks coaches

Leaders of the Lihue Pop Warner Association are now accepting applications for tackle and cheer head coach positions for the 2006 Pop Warner season.

Anyone interested in applying for a head-coach position in the Junior Pee Wee, Pee Wee, and Midget divisions, should contact association President Gracie Grace at 635-5517.

The deadline for turning in applications is Monday, Jan. 30.


Wilcox School evacuation drill set

Officials at Wilcox Elementary School on Hardy Street in Lihu‘e will be conducting a school-evacuation drill this Friday, Jan. 6, at approximately 8:30 a.m., they said.

This drill is one of several safety procedures required by leaders of the state Department of Education on a yearly basis, school officials said.

Over 900 students, teachers, and members of the staff and administration, will be participating in the drill.

Routinely, officers with the Kaua‘i Police Department assist with the drill, directing traffic, to ensure pedestrian safety.

“We request that motorists exercise caution if they are driving in Lihu‘e during the time cited for the evacuation drill,” according to a school spokesperson.


First Ka Leo O Kaua‘i meetings of new year set

The first Ka Leo O Kaua‘i meetings of the new year are set for today, Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Hanalei Community Center for those living from Hanalei to Ha‘ena, and at the King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School library for those living in Hanama‘ulu.

The meetings end at 9 p.m.

Ka Leo O Kaua‘i is Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste’s community-involvement initiative.

Meetings set for tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 3, are at Wailua Houselots Park pavilion for Wailua Houselots residents, and Kalaheo Neighborhood Center for Kalaheo and Lawa‘i residents.

For more information, please call Catherine Stovall, 241-6398 (central and North Kaua‘i), or Theresa Koki, 241-6246 (central and West Kaua‘i), county community-response specialists, for more information.


CORRECTIONS

The Garden Island corrects errors of fact in news stories. If you notice an error, please contact us at one of the numbers listed below.

• In the Business section (page C5 and C6) on Sunday, Jan. 1, in the business story of the year, on continued substantial development on the island, the writer failed to mention that developers of Waipouli Beach Resort, which was pictured in the story, will be adding two lanes to Kuhio Highway fronting the resort across from Kaua‘i Village shopping center, as well as a bike lane, pass-through lanes, and new, automated traffic signals, all at the developer’s expense.

• In the Island History piece on the Friday, Dec. 30 FYI page (A2), it was stated that missionaries Abner and Lucy Wilcox had four children when they sailed to Kaua‘i. They had four more children on Kaua‘i, for a total of eight children, all boys.

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