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The Next Natatorium

Abercrombie's idea to turn the Waikiki landmark into a beach volleyball venue has rekindled the long debate over the crumbling property

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 07, 2012

~~<p>As Gov. Neil Abercrombie develops his idea to turn the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium into a beach volleyball court, supporters and opponents once again have lined up for battle.</p>
<p>While saving the pool is the best alternative, turning the structure into a volleyball facility with bleachers remains a &quot;sensible course of action, financially, environmentally, historically and every way else,&quot; said Donna L. Ching, vice president of Friends of the Natatorium.</p>
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As Gov. Neil Abercrombie develops his idea to turn the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium into a beach volleyball court, supporters and opponents once again have lined up for battle.

While saving the pool is the best alternative, turning the structure into a volleyball facility with bleachers remains a "sensible course of action, financially, environmentally, historically and every way else," said Donna L. Ching, vice president of Friends of the Natatorium. Login for more...



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