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Me le Kalikimaka! The Hawaii Marine is not published in its usual format during the Christmas holidays. Editorial and photographic contributions from the military are included in the special combination edition from the Sun Press newspapers.
paron Sekiya photos BRINGING THE HOUSE DOWN: State crewmen bulldoze the illegal "clubhouse" at Heeia Kea Boat Harbor, where officials are cracking down on littering and dumping.
VOL. XXVII NO. 31
Officials demolish clubhouse at Heeia
By SUZANNE ROIG Sun Press Staff Writer
HEEIA KEA Three days before Christ-
mas, bulldozers razed a make- shift clubhouse at Heeia Kea Boat Harbor because it had been "squatting" on state land for the past 11 years, a state harbors official said.
The clubhouse - complete with a gas range, refrigerator, sink and rice cookers - has been home for local harbor users "since before all this (the state harbor facility) was here," said one man who has been using the clubhouse for many years. He did not want to be identified.
"We use this place as sort of a clubhouse. Instead of going to the bars and drinking, we stay here. It's illegal, but all
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Kahanu undeterred by role as council's minority of one
By DAVID WAITE Senior Editor
WINDWARD "No man is an island, entire
of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main."
Obviously, the 16th-century English poet John Donne didn't have City Councilman David Kahanu in mind when he wrote the verse above.
Kahanu is not just another member of the council's minority party, he IS the minority.
When the new council con- venes Jan. 2, it will be David Kahanu, Republican, against the world.
Gone is GOP ally Tony Narvaes, bumped off by upstart Democrat Gary Gill, who rode his family's liberal family crest and his father's name recognition to a 300 - vote margin of victory.
Narvaes wasn't the only GOP council candidate Oahu voters left by the wayside. It hapened in all of the council districts on the island except Windward Oahu, where Kahanu outdistanced his opponent, Democrat Creighton Mattoon, by almost 5,000 votes.
Those numbers are past history, though. The new fig- ures staring Kahanu in the face are eight and one - as in eight Democrats to one Republican.
But don't tell Kahanu the odds, he doesn't want to hear 'em.
"During my first term, I don't think I ever had a bill shot down solely on the basis of party lines," Kahanu said in an interview with the Sun Press. "I think I was able to work very well with most of the council members and, I have to say, I was treated very fairly by them."
The only time party politics were clearly apparent during the past two years was when- ever the Democrat-controlled council considered proposals by the Republican Fasi administration.
"But on a day-to-day basis, I would say that party prefer- ence means very little at the council level," he said.
The last four years have
IN THE NICK OF TIME: Santa digs
into his sack of candy for an inmate at the Hawaii Youth
Correctional Facility Christmas celebra-
been very much of a learning experience for him, Kahanu said.
"I suppose what I liked most is being able to complete a program asked of us by a certain constituent or a group or an entire community.
"I found, too, that it's really hard work communicating with all of the parties involved. Whether it's trying to come up with a lot of money to build a community gym or just to put up a road sign that will make four people happy, it doesn't make any difference to me. It is the sense of accomplishment that I really enjoy."
The most painful lesson learned during his first term, Kahanu said, was discover- ing his own limits.
"At first, and to a degree even, now, I kept getting myself caught between oppos- ing parties in a dispute. I really try to stay neutral now in helping to resolve disputes and try not to get involved too personally.
"I've found it's helped to be truthful with people in telling them what my limits are.
A somewhat less painful lesson Kahanu learned is that being a councilman is a full- time job.
"When I first ran for coun- cil, I spoke highly of it being a part-time thing. I found out very quickly that it's not so. I spend anywhere from at least 8 hours a day - and up to 16
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25 Cents/Voluntary Payment For Home Delivery: One Dollar Per Four Week Period WEEK OF DECEMBER 25 -31, 1986
Holiday lights - and sights
Christmas is a holiday of light. Nowhere was that more evident than at the Makani Kai Yacht Club last weekend, as about a dozen brightly illuminated vessels pre- pared to circle the inner Kaneohe Bay in the club's annual Parades of Lights. And at King Intermediate School (below), Jocelyn Akana uses the light of the sun to show off the shapes of her mobile - one of the holiday orna- ments entered in the school's Geometric Design Contest.
New hydrants should put out fire of fear among Lanikai residents
By SUZANNE ROIG Sun Press Staff Writer
LANIKAI Some Lanikai residents will
be able to sleep a little easier in March, as soon as the
Some holiday cheer seeps through bars at teen prison
By VICKI VIOTTI Managing Editor
OLOMANA Christmas comes to the
youth prison, but not without a struggle. Santa has to sign in at the front office to get a visitor's pass.
And when he arrives at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility with a bag of holiday candy, be has to go through two bolted steel doors to deliver it.
It was the last day of instruction at Olomana School, where more than 90 inmates in Grades 7-12 attend classes. The student body gathered in the courtyard to
hear musicians from the Honolulu Police Department perform Christmas carols.
Santa - who on other Sys is known in HPD's Commu- nity Relations Division as Thomas Kaaiai Jr. - passed out chocolate kisses to the kids.
There is ample evidence of efforts to brighten the rather institutional appearance of the facility for the season. Administrator Shinobu Sato took the Sun Press to one of the four dwelling structures, where the decorating competi- tion among the inmate "cot- tages- was under way. The
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Honolulu Board of Water Sup- ply completes the last leg of a project that will provide their homes with fire protection from eight new fire hydrants.
After a two-year battle led by City Councilman David Kahanu, Aalapapa Drive area residents finally will receive adequate fire protec- tion with the installation of new fire hydrants and water mains. The entire project is expected to cost nearly $1 million, with construction expenses for the eight hydrants estimated at $480,000.
The hydrants - now in place but not yet connected - will service more than 50 homes from AalapapaDrive to Kualima Drive, a water board spokesman said.
For years area residents have expressed deep concern about the lack of fire hydrants. Several years ago a house on Koohoo Place burned to the ground because fire engines could not reach the home. There were no fire hydrants nearby, either.
And as recently as last February, one house suffered
added fire damage when a nearby hydrant failed to open, forcing firefighters to go down the street to the next hydrant.
Ideally, fire hydrants should be located 250 feet apart on a street.
"We've been sensitive on this hill because a lot of the people are far from the near- est hydrant and they've been trying to get this for years," resident Dudley Foster said. "It will be so much better when they hook up."
The water utility also is designing a second phase in the hydrant installation proj- ect, the spokesman added. The second phase will join the hydrants from Kualima Drive to the end of Aalapapa Drive.
As for the remainder of Lanikai, the spokesman said a study will be conducted to determine the area's fire pro- tection needs.
Ken Word, a Honolulu Fire Department administrative services spokesman, said that from January to September 1986 there were four fires in Lanikai - three structural fires and one auto fire.
A-2 Windward Sun Press/HAWAII MARINE December 25-31, 1986
`Pet Peeve' poll reveals what irks our readers
Don't you just hate it when...? By JERRY MURPHY
Pet Peeve Editor
People need to let off steam once in a while, and nearly 200 of them did in response to a Sun Press request that read- ers submit their "Pet Peeves."
Peeves ranged from traffic, which drew 27 letters and calls, to a complaint by a woman, who is riled by the way her husband tosses wet towels on things that are dry.
There were 79 different pet peeves among the 178 that arrived since the Sun Press
See page A-7 for a list of read- ers' Pet Peeves. If you didn't send us one, maybe you'll find one that you like. Or one that you helped to create.
asked for them four weeks ago.
Most were in the broad categories of traffic, shopping at food and retail stores, the way people insult and disre- gard their fellow humans, noise, the media, telephones and restaurants, mostly fast- fooders.
That people like a chance to sound off about what irks them is evident from the com- men