News Briefs for Monday — January 30, 2006

• Weigh Out meeting is Friday at ‘Anini

• Teacher programs meeting on

• No smoking allowed at Lihu‘e Airport

• CORRECTIONS


Weigh Out meeting is Friday at ‘Anini

Kauai’s Great Weigh Out (KGWO) Info night is Friday at 5 p.m. at the ‘Anini Beach Park large pavilion.

The session is to provide information about KGWO for anyone thinking about forming a team or participating in the Me 2 program, and anyone wanting to learn more about KGWO, organizers said in a press release.

For more information, contact Bev Brody at 639-9771. She is the KGWO program coordinator and specialist.


Teacher programs meeting on

Leaders with the University of Hawai‘i teacher-education program on Kaua‘i hold an informational meeting at the Kaua‘i Community College Learning Resource Center faculty lounge from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in pursuing teaching credentials or advanced educational degrees via distance learning.

For more information, contact Dr. Kani Blackwell at kblackwe@hawaii.edu, or Alison Shigematsu at 245-8330 or ashigema@hawaii.edu.


No smoking allowed at Lihu‘e Airport

State Department of Transportation Airports Division officials advised all airport passengers, employees and tenants of Lihu‘e Airport that smoking will be prohibited in the main central airport lobby and concourses, effective Tuesday, except in designated areas that will be opened later this year.

In a press release, a DOT-Airports spokesperson said smoking will only be allowed outside of the baggage-claim areas, and curbside of the terminal.

Airport officials requested that smokers utilize the airport ashtrays provided to extinguish cigarettes and cigars.

The policy change was made following public input and requests to ban smoking in that airport area, and are similar to no-smoking policies at other state airports.

Officials with the state DOT-Airports Division are designing an open-air, outdoor, patio area inside the secured portion of the terminal, in which smoking will be permitted.

They request cooperation from members of the smoking public until the facility is completed at the end of the year.

For more information on the new, no-smoking policy, call the airport, 246-1456.


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.

• A story in The Garden Island’s Sunday paper said the sale of the Coco Palms Resort was to a San Francisco interest.

Leaders of Kaua‘i-based Coco Palm Ventures bought the resort from that interest, believed to be Wailua Associates LLC, a California holding company. The purchase price was not disclosed.

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