News Briefs for Friday, March 17, 2006

• KIUC ballot deadline is 4 p.m. tomorrow

• Several events canceled due to bad weather

• Taiko workshop is tomorrow

• Corrections

KIUC ballot deadline is 4 p.m. tomorrow

Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative members have until 4 p.m. tomorrow to turn in their completed ballots for new members of the board of directors, and for two measures to change the bylaws.

Ballots may be dropped off at KIUC headquarters in the Hana Kukui Building in Kukui Grove Village West.

Seven people are running for three available board seats, all for three-year terms.

Election results will be included in the Sunday issue of The Garden Island.

A source at KIUC said several members dropped off ballots in the night-depository slot at KIUC, but those who did not follow the ballot instructions and place ballots inside the double envelopes will not have those votes counted.

The inauguration ceremony for the new KIUC directors will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m., followed by the first regular meeting of KIUC’s fifth board of directors at 1:30 p.m. in the KIUC main conference.

The election hotline number is 246-4378.

Several events canceled due to bad weather

The Sunday fund-raiser for state Sen. Gary Hooser, D-Kaua‘i-Ni‘ihau, for his run for a seat in the U.S. Congress, has been canceled, organizers said via telephone.

The Sunday Wahine Fest 2006, planned for the Gaylord’s Restaurant Carriage House at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi, has also been canceled, as have many sporting events, as well as the ‘Aina artists’ reception at the Kukui Grove Center exhibition space.

Taiko workshop is tomorrow

Taiko Kauai leaders will be holding an “Introduction to Taiko” workshop for adults on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Hanapepe Hongwanji hall.

The suggested donation is $25 per person.

Call Doris at 332-7287 for more information.


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.

• On yesterday’s Sports page, it was incorrectly reported that Mariah Navor-Gasmen and Jordan Tottori are eighth-grade students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School. They are both Kaua‘i High School freshmen.


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