WEEKLY REPORT - SEPTEMBER 21, 2001
 
Visit the Hawaii County Website: www.Hawaii-County.com
Calendar: www.hawaii-county.com/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl
Hawaii County Information & Complaints: cohinfo@interpac.net
E-Mail back to me: cohdmd@interpac.net
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Hawai'i's Big Island ... a nice place to live.
 
CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE OF THE WEEKLY REPORT
 
- How to Add/Remove Names from Distribution
- Working Together As We Face Uncertain Times
- Oct. 6 - Ironman Triathlon in Kona
http://www.ironmanlive.com/
- Coming Attractions - Film Activity on the Big Island
www.filmbigisland.com/main.html
- Blood Bank Coming to the Big Island
- Island Data Books & Newcomers Guides
http://www.hshawaii.com/databook/
- Aloha Festivals Paniolo Parade and Ho'olaulea
** Waimea - 10-11 am, Sat. Sept. 22 - Road Closed **
- Community Calendar Links
- Community Meetings w/Peter Young, Deputy Managing Dir
www.hawaii-county.com/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl
Scheduling conflicts force the cancellation of the following:
Waimea, Thursday, October 4
Ocean View, Thursday, October 11
South Kona, Thursday, October 11
Volcano, Sunday, October 14
- Hawaii County Public Notices
http://www.midweek.com/hscpn/Hawaii/index.html
- E-Mail Feedback to Hawaii County Departments
http://www.hawaii-county.com/feedback.htm
- Mayor Harry Kim and Cabinet On The Road
www.hawaii-county.com/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl
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WEEKLY REPORT
 
The intent of this report is to provide information about
what is happening on the Big Island. We are trying to open
and extend lines of communication between County government
and the people we serve. We are trying to be helpful.
 
If you know of others that may benefit from this memo, please
let us know their names and e-mail addresses and we are happy
to include them. If you wish to be removed, 'Reply' and let
us know and we will remove your name from distribution.
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WORKING TOGETHER AS WE FACE UNCERTAIN TIMES
 
The recent terrorist attacks on the mainland and subsequent
discussions of "war" have and will impact our lives and the
way we do things here on the Big Island.
 
While the extent of the effect can only be speculated at this
time, suffice it to say that the economic climate will be
affected and that, in turn, will impact all of our lives.
 
What can we do?
 
One thing, initially, is to consider support for the
emergency response and relief efforts on the mainland.
Our concerns pale compared to the loss and tragedy
experienced in New York and Pennsylvania; and all of
America shares in that feeling of loss.
 
Relief organizations need cash donations to fund special
resources and personnel. Here is a link to several
response organizations: www.helping.org
 
Closer to home, we should be cognizant and sensitive to the
challenges faced by our local businesses and the people that
live and work here.
 
It is one thing to reference the impact to "the economy;" it
is another perspective to recognize that all of this involves
real people -- our families, our friends & our neighbors.
 
Already, there are layoffs and cutbacks across the Big
Island. The visitor industry, particularly the airlines and
hotels, has experienced an immediate impact. We will likely
see the ripple effect into other services and businesses.
 
The reduction in airline flights does not only affect our
visitor industry, it also directly impacts our farmers.
While we haven't read much about the impact to our farmers,
we know that many of our flower and other growers face
challenges shipping their products to the outside markets.
 
We need to work together to weather this event.
 
Hawaii County representatives are meeting with other
government agencies, business organizations, community groups
and others to consider and assess the changes that will
likely occur, the affects they will have on peoples' lives
and what we can do to improve on our future.
 
Some immediate suggestions can best be summarized in the
phrase: Think and Buy Local.
 
Visit the other side of the island, spend the night at a
local hotel or bed and breakfast ... buy something at the
Farmer's Market ... stop at your favorite store and buy
something for a loved one ... go out to dinner.
 
Invite off-island family or friends to visit ... travel to
another island and stay the weekend. If your schedule
doesn't permit a trip at this time, then buy a book of
inter-island coupons now and use them later.
 
The context here is pretty simple: by helping each other
we will cumulatively help ourselves, and our island's economy
and its people. We will all be better because of it.
 
Every little bit helps ... Please, let's work together.
Let's keep Hawai'i's Big Island ... a nice place to live.
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OCTOBER 6 - IRONMAN TRIATHLON - KONA
http://www.ironmanlive.com/
 
The 2001 Ironman Triathlon World Championship scheduled for
Kona, Hawaii on October 6 will proceed as planned, barring
any unforeseen circumstances. If there are any changes to the
current plans, information will be posted on the Ironman
website. http://www.ironmanlive.com/
 
"The entire Ironman team is fully aware of the sensitivities
that exist during this time of grief, mourning and healing.
We believe the presentation of the World Championship on
October 6, provides a meaningful opportunity to bring our
Ironman family together in a unified expression of sympathy.
A special ceremony expressing these sentiments will be held
prior to the event.
 
The world of sports, and international events like Ironman,
demonstrate that we can all live and compete together
peacefully. Citizens from 48 nations will be participating in
this year's Ironman, an event that celebrates the triumph of
the human spirit, where cultural barriers fade away in the
name of competition and fellowship.
 
We join with all who cherish their freedom and refuse to
allow these acts of terror to restrict those liberties or
change our love of life. God bless you all."
Lew Friedland, President
http://www.ironmanlive.com/
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COMING ATTRACTIONS - FILM ACTIVITY ON THE BIG ISLAND
 
* House of Usher completed a television commercial at Parker
Ranch for "Microsoft".
 
* Maria Caprio International Productions completed a photo
shoot for a CD cover for Japanese group, "Chemistry".
 
Info: Marilyn Killeri 326-2663; film@bigisland.com
Big Island Film Website: www.filmbigisland.com/main.html
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BLOOD BANK - 2001 SCHEDULED BIG ISLAND DRIVES
 
Following is a tentative calendar of Blood Drives scheduled
for the Big Island.
 
Sept. 21 Hilo Medical Center 7:30a - 4:30p
Nov. 5 Hilton Waikoloa 9a - 5p
Nov. 6 Kahilu Town Hall 8:30a - 4:30p
Nov. 7 Royal Kona Resort 8a - 5p
Nov. 19 UH Hilo/HCC 8a - 5p
Nov. 20 Naniloa 8a- 5p
Nov. 21 Naniloa Resort 8a - 3p
 
Schedule is subject to change without notice.
Info: Blood Bank of Hawaii 1-800-372-9966
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ISLAND DATA BOOKS AND NEWCOMERS GUIDES
 
Easy to use information source oriented toward investor,
business and others planning a move, relocation or
investment. Demographic information, employment data and
useful basic info for people planning to relocate: business
statistics, real estate info, population statistics, cost of
living, weather, taxes and more. This site is designed to
provide information and statistics for the business, investor
or new resident thinking about moving. Information is
available for the Big Island, Oahu, Maui and Kauai.
http://www.hshawaii.com/databook/
 
Hawaii County Data Book
www.hawaii-county.com/databook_current/dbooktoc.htm
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ALOHA FESTIVALS - WAIMEA PANIOLO PARADE & HO'OLAULE'A
(10-11 am, Sat. Sept. 22 - Road Closed through Waimea.)
** Wear red, white and blue. **
 
Parade: 10-11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 2001. Church Row to
Waimea Park. Parker Ranch sponsors Hawai'i's oldest and
largest paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) parade to salute Hawai'i's
oldest ranching community. The Royal Court walks the parade
route on foot, followed by a full retinue of pa'u units on
horseback, bands, marching groups, sports teams, scouts,
keiki and kupuna on floats and antique cars. Reminder:
Except for emergency vehicles, traffic through Waimea will be
blocked from 10 to 11 a.m. Info: 885-8086.
 
Ho'olaule'a: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sat., Sept. 22, 2001. Waimea
Park. A memorable all-day, open-air party in the park with
delicious island foods, arts, crafts, plants, flowers,
vegetables and top-flight entertainment: Kona Daifukuji Taiko
drummers and a retinue of Hawai'i's hottest entertainers --
Hoku Award winners Darlene Ahuna, Free 'N Easy, Pu'uwai, Bobo
& Boyson Brown with Danelle Avelino, haumana (students) from
Kanu O Ka Aina New Century Charter School and several hula
halau. Great for the whole family. Info: 885-8086.
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CALENDARS OF EVENTS
 
Hawaii County Calendar
www.hawaii-county.com/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl
 
Hawaii State Government Calendars
http://www.state.hi.us/calendars.htm
 
While we may occasionally feature various community
activities in this Report, this memo is not a community
calendar nor a source for coming events. We encourage all to
use the web-based calendar links included in this report.
Please add your own events to the respective calendars so
others can get the word and not conflict with your plans.
 
Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau Calendar
http://calendar.gohawaii.com/
Hawaii.com Calendar
http://www.hawaii.com/events/
Alternative-Hawaii Calendar
http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/calendar.htm
Kamuela.com Calendar
http://kamuela.com/calendar/default.asp
Hawaii Public Radio Calendar
http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/psa.htm
Hawaii Theatre Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hawaiitheatre
 
Public School Calendars - Click on Your School
http://doe.k12.hi.us/calendars0102/index.htm
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COMMUNITY MEETINGS WITH DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR
www.hawaii-county.com/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl
 
Meetings are set up around the island with community members
and Peter T. Young, Deputy Managing Director, to discuss
regional issues and anything else people want to talk about.
 
All meetings are intended to be pro-active as much as
possible, inclusive to make sure varying view-points are
discussed and solution-oriented. Name-calling, finger-
pointing, blame and other ineffective distractions are
discouraged. Meetings are open to the public.
 
Hamakua - 5:30-6:30 pm, 2nd Tue., even months, Honokaa Gym
Kalaoa - 4-5 pm, 4th Tue., even months, Kona Palisades Ctr
Kailua Village - 9-10 am, 2nd & 4th Tue, Mayor's Office, Kona
North Hilo-5:30-6:30 pm, 3rd Thu, odd months, Laupahoehoe Lib
North Kohala-4:30-5:30 pm, 1st Mon., monthly, Kamehameha Park
Ocean View - 2-3 pm, 2nd Thu., monthly, HOVE Comm.Ctr.
Pahoa - 4-5 pm, 4th Thu., monthly, Pahoa Community Center
South Kona - 4-5 pm, 2nd Thu., monthly, Yano Hall
Volcano - 8-9:30 am, 2nd Sun., monthly, Cooper Center
Waikoloa - 4-5 pm, 1st Tue., even months, Waikoloa School
Waimea - 4:30-5:30 pm, 1st Thu., monthly, Kahilu Town Hall
 
In addition, Peter Young, DMD, attends the Traffic Safety
Committee meetings around the island and is available to
discuss community issues before and after those meetings.
 
Kona Traffic Safety, 5 pm, 4th Wed., monthly
Kealakehe Police Station Conference Room
South Kohala Traffic Safety, 4 pm, 2nd Tues., monthly
Waimea Civic Center Conference Room
Puna Traffic Safety, 6 pm, 4th Thurs., monthly
Keaau Courthouse
Hamakua Safety Committee, 5:15 pm, 2nd. Tues., odd months
Honokaa Courthouse
www.hawaii-county.com/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl
 
Scheduling conflicts force the cancellation of the following:
Waimea, Thursday, October 4
Ocean View, Thursday, October 11
South Kona, Thursday, October 11
Volcano, Sunday, October 14
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HAWAII COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES
 
This site lists Public Hearings, Bills/Ordinances Passed and
Public Notices, etc. (Frequently Updated)
http://www.midweek.com/hscpn/Hawaii/index.html
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E-MAIL FEEDBACK TO HAWAII COUNTY DEPARTMENTS
 
Use the following link to send E-Mail messages to Hawaii
County Departments. (A drop-down menu to various County
Departments and Agencies is provided for your convenience.)
 
Send E-Mail to Hawaii County Departments
http://www.hawaii-county.com/feedback.htm
E-Mail to Hawaii County Information & Complaints:
cohinfo@interpac.net
Visit the Hawaii County Website: www.Hawaii-County.com
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MAYOR HARRY KIM AND CABINET ON THE ROAD
 
Please visit the County Calendar for comprehensive listings
of the community meetings Mayor Harry Kim and his Cabinet
are attending. (Updated regularly)
www.hawaii-county.com/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl
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Peter T. Young, Deputy Managing Director
County of Hawaii, Office of the Mayor
 
Hanama Place, Suite 103
75-5706 Kuakini Highway
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
E-Mail back to me: cohdmd@interpac.net
Telephone: (808) 329-5226; Facsimile: (808) 326-5663
Visit the Hawaii County Website www.Hawaii-County.com
Calendar: www.hawaii-county.com/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl
 
E-Mail direct link to County of Hawaii
Office of Information & Complaints: cohinfo@interpac.net
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