News Briefs for Thursday — February 16, 2006

• Roundabout, lantern discussed at meeting

• Kapa‘a beach cleanup on

• Charter Commission to meet

• Search on for outstanding seniors

• Corrections


Roundabout, lantern discussed at meeting

Those who submitted ideas for beautification of the roundabout on ‘Olohena Road at the Kapa‘a end of the Kapa‘a bypass road will be presenting their ideas at the annual meeting of the Kapaa Business Association, group leaders said in a press release.

The annual meeting, originally scheduled for today, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. at Pizzetta restaurant in Kapa‘a. Members of the public are invited to attend.

New officers and directors for 2006 will be installed, and there will be a presentation on the restoration of the Japanese stone lantern at Kapa‘a Beach Park. In addition, leaders of the nonprofit group will discuss other organizational programs and plans.

Neill Sams will be installed as president, Bob Bartolo as vice president, Darren Schneck as treasurer, and Tiffany Shafto as secretary. Directors to be installed include Tim Bynum, Tito Castillo, Chris Dorland, Phil Fudge, Sharon Gerber, John Lydgate, Kamika Smith and Steve Thatcher. Reservations are required. The cost to attend is $25 per person. There is no charge for KBA members. For more information or to register, go to www.kbakauai.org, or call 651-3273.


Kapa‘a beach cleanup on

At the recent regional meeting for residents of the Ka Leo O Kaua‘i east district, for residents of Anahola, Kapa‘a and Wailua, community members unanimously agreed to show their appreciation for the ‘aina by cleaning up the shore break in the Kapa‘a area of debris, glass and plastic, county officials said in a press release.

They have made plans for a beach cleanup as part of Random Act of Kindness Day tomorrow, at 9 a.m., starting at Kapa‘a Beach Park near the Kapa‘a Public Library.

Organizers are encouraging Kaua‘i residents from around the island to join in their efforts by cleaning their favorite parks.

For more information, contact Ron and Peggy Kadey at 822-0887, or Catherine Stovall, community-response specialist for the County of Kaua‘i, at 241-6398.


Charter Commission to meet

Members of the Kaua‘i Charter Commission meet Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building first-floor conference room, county officials said in a press release.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide input. To check out the meeting agenda, log on to the county’s Web site at www.kauai.gov, and navigate to the “What’s Happening” section. For more information, call Edie Ignacio, 241-6646.


Search on for outstanding seniors

Officials in the county Offices of Community Assistance Agency on Elderly Affairs invite individuals and representatives of organizations to nominate seniors who have made significant contributions in the community for this year’s Outstanding Older American Award.

Nominees must be 65 years of age or older.

Judging will be based on age, service to the community, outstanding achievements to improve the island, and personal accomplishments, county officials said in a press release.

Members of a judging committee will select one male and one female as Kaua‘i’s Older American Award recipients.

Last year’s awardees were Millicent “Millie” Wellington and James “Jimmy” Okada.

All of the nominees will be honored at a special ceremony, to be held on May 8 at the Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort (former Radisson Beach Resort) during May, Older Americans Month. The deadline for nominations is March 1. Forms are available at the AEA, located at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Pi‘ikoi Building (former Gem Store), Suite 330. Call 241-4470 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.

• Regarding the front-page article Tuesday about members of the Kaua‘i Police Commission on Friday considering taking steps to remove Kaua‘i Police Department Chief K.C. Lum from his position, KPD Lt. Roy Asher requested clarification that, “if the commission requests SHOPO (State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers, the police union) representation to be at the meeting, we will gladly accommodate them to whatever extent necessary. We are not the only entity calling for the chief’s removal. We are perceived to have a voice in the chief’s removal, but by no means should we be considered the loudest or strongest voice,” said Asher, who is vice chair of the KPD SHOPO unit.

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