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For Monday, June 21, 2010

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

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UH nursing, dental grants available

The University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene will be awarding $10,000 scholarships to five students entering accelerated nursing programs this fall, the UH Foundation said in a news release.

UH-Manoa is one of 63 schools that will receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The program aims to expand student capacity in accelerated nursing programs and to build a diverse workforce for a changing patient population.

Grants from the program will be given to students who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing.

 

COMING UP

The 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War will be commemorated Friday in services at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Mayor Mufi Hannemann will deliver remarks and lay a wreath at the event at 10 a.m. at Punchbowl.

The war began on June 25, 1950, and ended on July 27, 1953.

 

 

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Kauai mayor to work out furlough plan

LIHUE » Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho early this week will decide the details of how county employees will be furloughed, beginning in July, county spokeswoman Mary Daubert said yesterday.

The budget approved by the Kauai County Council on May 26 leaves it up to Carvalho's administration to decide how the two-day-a-month furloughs will be implemented, Daubert said.

To match what the county employees will lose in pay, Carvalho is voluntarily taking a 9.2 percent salary cut. All department heads he appointed have agreed to his request to reduce their salaries by the same amount, Daubert said.

The council announced last month that it also would follow Carvalho's lead and take a pay cut.

 

Maui workers face 12 days of furloughs

WAILUKU, MAUI » Many government employees in Maui will be forced to take 12 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year to help the county save money.

The furlough plan is expected to save the county $3.5 million. The plan calls for all civil service and appointed employees to take one day off per month through the fiscal year that begins July 1. The first furlough will be on July 16.

Firefighters and police officers are exempt because they work under a separate contract.

Some public services, including garbage collection, will be adjusted to account for furloughs. Tavares is also reducing her pay by the equivalent of 12 furlough days.






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