”*Feb. 17, 2004”
”Thinktechhawaii and U.H. Hold Second Seminar in Law Series”

ThinkTechHawaii and the University of Hawaii’s Pacific New Media present the second seminar in the monthly series ThinkTech Law: Doing IP Licensing Agreements in Hawaii. This two-hour seminar, entitled “Provisions and Strategies,” is designed to assist Hawaii entrepreneurs commercialize their technology through the licensing of intellectual property (IP) rights, rather than trying to fund and start up an operational company in a constrained venture capital climate.

“Provisions and Strategies” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. at UH-Downtown, Pioneer Plaza (lower level), Suite 10 at 900 Fort Street Mall. For information, visit http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm or http://www.thinktechhawaii.com To register, call 956-8400. Register for L06805. Future seminars include “Case Studies” (March 16) and “Experiences and Expectations” (April 20).

”*Feb. 20, 2004”
”Applicants Sought for Ethics Commission”

The Judicial Council is accepting applications to fill an anticipated vacancy on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. The vacancy will occur upon the expiration of the term of current member Eloise Lee on June 30, 2004.

Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of the state of Hawaii, and may not hold any other public office. The Ethics Commission regulates the ethics of all legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees (with
the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial Conduct).

The Ethics Commission is responsible for investigating complaints, providing advisory opinions, and enforcing decisions issued by the Commission. The Hawaii State Constitution prohibits members of the Ethics Commission “from
taking an active part in political management or political campaigns.”

Interested persons should submit an application along with a resume and three letters of recommendation (attesting to the applicant’s character and integrity) no later than close of business on Feb. 20, 2004 to: Judicial Council, Hawaii Supreme Court, 417 S. King Street, Second Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2902.

Form applications are available from the Judiciary Web site at http://www.courts.state.hi.us Applications may also be obtained from the Public Affairs Office, Room 206-C, Aliiolani Hale, 417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or by calling the Judicial Council at 539-4702.

”*Feb. 21, 2004”
”U.S. Congressman Ed Case Returns for Three More Talk Story Town Meetings”

Congressman Ed Case (Hawaii, Second District) will return to Kauai to host three “Talk Story” town meetings on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004 in Hanalei, Kapaa and Kekaha to give residents a wrap-up of the 2003 session in Congress and a look ahead at issues in Congress this year.

“With the 2004 session now in progress, I want to be sure that I hear what’s on the minds of Kauai residents,” said Case. “The president’s State of the Union and his next budget have been presented to Congress, so a lot of debate and discussion is already under way.

“This will be my third round of Talk Story meetings on Kauai to go with my 52 meetings across the state since taking office just over a year ago,” said Case, who held similar sessions in Kilauea, Lihue (twice) and Waimea in 2003. “I’m really looking forward to hearing from the people of Kauai, whose feedback has already helped so much to shape my legislative agenda in Congress.

“My offices in Honolulu and Washington, D.C. last year handled a tremendous volume of communications and responded to more than 30,000 emails and letters from Hawaii, including thousands from Kauai. That’s more than three times the volume Congressional offices send out over an average year. In addition, my offices welcomed more than 2,500 people for meetings and visits. But nothing beats talking to my constituents in person in their communities where they live and work.”

Here is Case’s schedule of Talk Story meetings Feb. 21st on Kauai:

*North Shore – Hanalei School Cafeteria, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
*Eastside – Kapaa Middle School Cafeteria, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
*Westside – Kekaha School Cafeteria, 3:30- 5 p.m.

For more information, call 245-1951, email mailto:ed.case@mail.house.gov or visit http://www.house.gov/case

”*Feb. 25, 2004”
”Mililani Neighborhood Board 25 Meeting to Discuss Education Reform”

The Mililani Neighborhood Board 25 will hold its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. in Rec Center III at 95-281 Kaloapau St. Mililani, Hawaii. The topic of discussion will include an education-reform presentation on:

*a) The Governor’s Package
*b) The Legislature’s Plan
*c) Mililani Neighborhood Board’s plan for a Mililani Complex School Board.

”Honolulu City Council Looking for Participants for Survey about City Services”
The Honolulu City Council has launched a program called PLAN: Priorities Long-Term And Now. Councilmembers would like the communities input as they assess which city services are the most vital to taxpayers. This is not a scientific survey. It is one of the many tools the Council will use to set priorities for the next budget year and for the years to come.

To get the survey online, go to http:///www.co.honolulu.hi.us/council/ and click on the City Council Survey link from there.

For more information, call Kim Ribellia, senior advisor to Council Chair Donovan M. Dela Cruz, at 547-7002 or Mary Schmidtke, senior advisor to Council Member Barbara Marshall, at 547-7003.

”*Fitness and Energy Training”

The new Dahn Hak Brain Respiration Center in Kailua is offering a free trial class. Call 942-0003 for information. Dahn Hak is a Korean style QiGong that emphasizes physical, energy and spiritual healing and practices.

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