Happening in Hawaii – Feb. 25 to Feb. 28, 2004

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”*Feb. 25, 2004”
”Mililani Model Local School Board Town Forum”

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at 7:30 p.m., the Mililani Neighborhood Board 25 will host a town forum to discuss the Mililani Model local school boardproposal designed to put the public back in public education. The forum will take place at Rec Center III, 95-281 Kaloapau Street, Mililani.


The local school board pilot project would bring an estimated $60 million directly to the seven public schools in Mililani while allowing for community oversight.

All community members are invited to be a part of the process to develop the first local school board in Hawaii.

The governor’s CARE plan and the Legislature’s plan will also be presented.

For more information, contact the Mililani Neighborhood Board Education Committee at 341-0128.

”*Feb. 25, 2004”
”Seminar on the ‘State of the Internet in 1794’ ”

Dr. Marty Borden presents a seminar on the “State of the Internet in 1794,” from noon to 1 p.m. at the downtown campus of the University of Phoenix at 828 Fort Street, Room 620 (6th floor).

Many people are unaware that more than 200 years ago, well before Al Gore, experiments were under way to construct a communications ‘internet.’ Building on the results from French experiments, Abraham Edelcrantz, a Swedish inventor and scientist, constructed a digital, all-optical communications network that crossed Sweden. His work took years of experiments and refinements. There was no electricity and the computers were humans, but Edelcrantz explored and solved many problems we know in modern-day communications networks. His network was successful in military communications in this time of the Napoleonic wars between many nations. There are other networking problems he didn’t think of too. Come hear his story.

Dr. Marty Borden has been involved in the telecommunications and networking industry for more than 20 years. Most recently, he served as Principal Technologist at Atrica, an equipment provider for optical, metropolitan Ethernets, and Tollbridge Technologies, which pioneered technology for voice over broadband access. Earlier, Borden was lead engineer and founder at New Oak, a developer of remote access, virtual private networking (VPN) devices. New Oak was purchased by Bay Networks/Nortel Networks and its solutions now comprise Nortel’s Contivity product line. Before this, Borden held engineering positions at Wellfleet Communications, a company that pioneered enterprise networking technologies. Wellfleet subsequently merged with Synoptics to form Bay Networks. Prior to this he was at Bell Laboratories and a professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The event is free and open to the public. For more info, send an email to mailto:Steven.Schoen@phoenix.edu or call (808)536-2686 x108.

”*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.

”*Feb. 25, 2004”
”World Future Society Luncheon”

Michael T. Fitzgerald, President & CEO of Enterprise Honolulu, will
speak to the local Chapter of the World Future Society at its luncheon meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at the Plaza Club in Downtown Honolulu. His current responsibilities and background give him a particularly well-informed perspective for envisioning how Hawaii’s economic and business future may evolve.

Mike Fitzgerald brought a fresh approach to Honolulu’s business community when he assumed the leadership of Enterprise Honolulu in November 2001. The mission of this private-sector economic development organization is to diversify Oahu’s economy through the creation of quality jobs and capital investment.

Prior to moving to Hawaii, Mike was president, Business Development,
Enterprise Florida, Inc., 1997-2001, and the director of the Washington State Department of Trade & Economic Development from 1993-1997. He directed the state of Washington’s Long-Term Economic Development Strategy from 1986-1989. For several years, he was heavily involved with economic issues for the state of Montana, serving as president and CEO of the Montana International Trade Commission, deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Commerce & Trade, and as administrative assistant to two governors.

Author of numerous publications, Mike has spoken widely on the topics
of competing in the global economy, economic development, and international trade and investment. His work was recognized in 2000
with the president’s “E” Award (Exports) from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The WFS Hawaii Chapter provides a forum to discuss changes taking place over the next 15-to-20 years and possible future options they present. Six luncheon meetings will be held this year, each with a distinguished and provocative speaker from different fields of expertise to discuss the significance of these changes.

The World Future Society is an educational and scientific non-profit organization of about 30,000 members with chapters in 41 states and members in 80 countries. Go to https://www.wfs.org for information about the national organization.

For Hawaii Chapter information and meeting reservations, contact Frances I Mossman at mailto:mossman_ssd@earthlink.net or phone 808-225-3548. The public is invited.

”*Feb. 26, 2004”
”U.H. Panel Discussion by Health-care Industry Experts”

The public is invited to the first 2004 Dilemmas & Debates discussion, featuring a panel of local business experts in the health-care industry. Featured panelists will include: Dawn Davenport, Founder, Access Health Hawaii; Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D., CEO, Hoana Medical, Inc.; and Rolf Wolters, Ph.D., program manager, STI Industries, Inc.

The discussion will focus on vital and current issues facing
business people in Hawaii’s health-care industry. The group will
provide their insights, and openly discuss their personal business

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Campus, in BusAd A-101 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information about Dilemmas & Debates, visit https://www.cba.hawaii.edu/pace or call PACE at 956-5083.

”*Feb. 28, 2004”
”Journalism Workshop at Kapiolani Community College”

Donovan Slack, Boston Globe reporter, is going to present a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Ilima Building, Room 202, Kapiolani Community College campus. She’ll be talking about various topics, including: finding journalism scholarships, how to get the job you want in journalism, lede-writing for today’s market: magazine, tv and newspapers, scene-setting.

On campus directions to the workshop are as follows: There’s a KCC farmers market in the parking lot near the chapel, where there is ample parking. Take the steps to the upper campus to get to the Ilima Building.

High school, college students and public are invited. No reservations required.

”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 https:///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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