”*Jan. 15, 2004”
”Oahu Family Court Offers Free Divorce Law Seminar”

The Family Court of the First Judicial Circuit (Oahu) is sponsoring a free informational program, “Divorce Law in Hawaii,” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, in the Supreme Court courtroom, located on the second floor of Aliiolani Hale, 417 South King Street (behind the King Kamehameha statue).

William C. Darrah, who has practiced divorce law in Hawaii for more than 25
years, will give an overview of custody and visitation, division of property,
child support, alimony, and other matters relating to divorce. Attendees will
also learn where to read more about divorce law in Hawaii, how the legal process works in this state, and where to get Family Court divorce forms and how to use them.

Darrah, who specializes in financially complex matrimonial matters, is editor of the monthly Journal of Hawaii Family Law and the annual Hawaii Divorce Manual. A graduate of New York University School of Law, he has been certified by the American Bar Association as a divorce mediator. Since 1979, Darrah has helped with numerous Family Court divorce education programs offered to
the public, including The Divorce Experience and Kids First.

The “Divorce Law in Hawaii” program is presented monthly throughout 2004 as a public service. For more information, contact the First Circuit Court Operations Office at 539-4448, or visit the Judiciary’s Web site at:
http://www.courts.state.hi.us to see the 2004 calendar.

”*Jan. 15 and 16, 2004”
”U.H. Board of Regents Committee Meeting and Monthly Meeting”

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents will hold its next Committee Meeting(s) on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at the U.H. Manoa Campus, and the Monthly Meeting is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. at Kapiolani Community College, at 4303 Diamond Head Road. For more information, go to http://www.hawaii.edu/admin/bor/

”*Jan. 16 and 17, 30 and 31, 2004”
”U.S. Rep. Ed Case Begins New Year with more Talk Story Town Meetings”

Congressman Ed Case (Hawaii, Second District) will return to Hawaii Island and Maui to host nine more Talk Story town meetings starting Jan. 16 to give citizens of his district a wrap-up of legislative action in Congress during the past year and a look ahead to the issues lawmakers will be facing in the 2004 session starting January 20th.

“My 42 Talk Story meetings in 2003 reached residents of the Second Congressional District on every island and provided great feedback that has helped shape my legislative agenda and encouraged everyone to take advantage of my office’s open-door policy,” said Case. “The feedback I’ve received was also evident in the volume of communications and meetings my Honolulu and Washington offices handled during the past year. This involved responding to more than 30,000 e-mails and letters from Hawaii, which is 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.

“I’m looking forward to starting the New Year with another round of Talk Story town meetings on Hawaii Island and Maui, after completing my first full year in the U.S. House. I’ll listen to the concerns of residents and discuss what’s going on in Congress. With the 2004 session set to begin on January 20th, it’s time to check back in with my communities again.”

Here is Case’s schedule of his next series of Talk Story meetings:

”Hawaii”

*South Hawaii, Naalehu — Friday, January 16th, 6-7:30 p.m., Naalehu Theater, Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy. 11)

*East Hawaii, Hilo — Saturday, January 17th, 8-9:30 a.m., Waiakea High School Cafeteria, 155 W. Kawili Street

*North Hawaii, Waimea — Saturday, January 17th, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Waimea School Cafeteria, 67-1225 Mamalahoa Highway

*West Hawaii, Kona — Saturday, January 17th, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Kealakehe High School Cafeteria, 74-5000 Pouhulihuli Street

”Maui”

*East Maui, Hana — Friday, January 30th, 6-7:30 p.m., Hana High & Elementary School Cafeteria, 4111 Hana Highway

*West Maui, Lahaina — Saturday, January 31st, 8-9:30 a.m., Lahainaluna High School Library. 980 Lahainaluna Road

*South Maui, Kihei — Saturday, January 31st, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Kihei Elementary School Cafeteria. 250 Lipoa Street

*Upcountry, Pukalani — Saturday, January 31st, 1-2:30 p.m., King Kekaulike High School Cafeteria, 121 Kula Highway

*Central Maui, Wailuku — Saturday, January 31st, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Wailuku Elementary School Cafeteria, 355 South High Street

”*Jan. 17, 2004”
”Authentic emPOWERment Workshop held on Maui”

On Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, Seat of the Soul Workshops will kick off the first AUTHENTIC emPOWERment Workshop as part of its USA Tour 2004 with award-winning authors Gary Zukav and Linda Francis.

The event, which will take place at the Maui Wailea Marriott, an Outrigger Resort, features Zukav – author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Seat of the Soul and the award-winning The Dancing Wu Li Masters – and his spiritual partner and co-author Linda Francis. They will introduce material from their new book The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice and its companion, the Self-Empowerment Journal. The Zukav/Francis 2004 USA Tour will travel across the U.S., with 15 new one-day workshops and 4 weekend workshops, including a new Family Workshop.

Tickets to this event are $99 for the entire day. Direct ticket inquiries by going to: http://www.seatofthesoul.com or send email to: mailto:info@seatofthesoul.com or call 877-SEE-GARY.

”*Jan. 23, 2004”
”Deadline to register for the 2004 U.H. Business Plan Competition”

Entries are being sought for the U.H. Business Plan Competition held by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship & E-Business, College of Business Administration, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The U.H. Business Plan Competition seeks to provide an integrative learning experience for participating students who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. Teams vie for $50,000 in cash prizes, with the help of community business mentors, help sessions and special speakers.

The first place winners will receive a cash prize of $25,000. The second place winners will receive a cash prize of $15,000 and third place winners will receive a cash prize of $10,000.

To find out more, go to http://www.cba.hawaii.edu/bpc/index.asp

”Jan. 24 and 25, 2004”
”Ka Shue – a One-Woman Show at Paliku Theatre at WCC”

Ka Shue (“Letters Home”), a one-woman show written and performed by
New Zealand playwright and actress Lynda Chanwai Earle, will held at Paliku
Theatre on Saturday Jan. 24, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at 4 p.m.

Admission is free.

Multi-talented writer and performer Earle is a fourth-generation
Chinese New Zealander. Born in in London, she spent her early childhood in
New Guinea before completing her education in New Zealand.

As a jazz poet, performance artist, filmmaker, playwright and actor,
she has performed her work for 15 years.

Ka Shue is the first authentically New-Zealand-Chinese play for
mainstream audiences. The semi-autobiographical play follows the lives of
three generations of Chinese women and represented New Zealand in the Fourth
International Women Playwrights’ Conference in Galway, Ireland.

Ka-Shue was published by The Women’s Play Press and reprinted in the
summer 2003 issue of Ma

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