May 1990: Kilauea lava flows in Kalapana

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A The onolulu mm TOT It's Le i Day! a V. The Advertiser looks at lei fads and fashions PAGE D1 Tentative pact readied on transit fioiidiog plan By William Kresnak, Stu Glauberman and Andrew Yamaguchi Advertiser Capitol Bureau In a deadline concessiori, state senators last night agreed with a state House proposal to kill Gov. John Waihee's $40 million income tax relief package as part of a plan to fund Honolulu's $1 billion rapid transit system. The ' senators also tentatively agreed to go along with a House-proposed transit funding package that calls for no excise tax increase this year. The condition on reaching the rapid transit funding pact was the elimination of the tax relief package to help provide the $53 million a year for 17 years that could be required to pay for the rail system under the House proposal. The deal was struck shortly before the Legislature was scheduled to end at midnight last night. Gov. John Waihee ordered a 48-hour extension of the 1990 session, allowing lawmakers to begin a new floor session at 12:01 this morning. The Senate almost immediately yanked the tax reform package off the floor and sent it back to committee. Waihee said he called for overtime for state lawmakers because "after careful deliberation, the Legislature is poised to act upon a historic mass transit measure. Positive action now will permit city government to move forward with its plans for traffic relief. "In addition several important measures, including the bill which dedicates revenues from the transient accommodations tax to the counties and the bill which compensates individuals for claims against the state, have been recommitted for technical reasons," Waihee said, "with two additional days, these measures can be enacted by the Legislature." , - Senate-House conferees struck a See Legislature, Page A4 ' v Aloha! Thousands jeer Soviet officials May Day crowds boo President Mikhail Gorbachev and other officials on Red Square page Air HE WORLD HAWAII Housing wars City Council trims funding for four Fasi housing proposals from budget rage mo Two killed in crash Two oeoDle are dead and one critically hurt after one-car crash near Mililani . Page AS LIVING True commitment An actor who really gets into his role 42 pounds worth rage do SPORTS Two classics? Chaminade University and Rolfing Productions Inc., entangled in a hitter seDaration after co-producing the Maui Classic college basketball tournament tne past three years, plan to hold rival events at seoarate sites on Maui during the Thanksgiving weekend rage u i MONEY Merger brakes U.S. Supreme Court decides to allow States to De major fjiaycio rfoririinn whether to limit mercers that might adversely affect consumers page ah ' Wjt. Jx' Alb 1 A V- 0 1 Advertiser photo by Bruce Asato A man who identified himself as "just a volunteer" loads a statue of Christ into a car outside Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Kalapana yesterday as lava advances toward the historic structure. Lava river 4 feet deep near homes Historic Painted Church readied for move to safety ; By Kevin Dayton Advertiser Staff Writer ' KALAPANA, Hawaii - Steaming lava rose in a 4-foot-high wall down the middle of the Kalapana Gardens subdivision yesterday and was expected to, break out in quick streams that could claim more homes today. Harry Kim, Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator, said only, small surface flows occurred during most of yesterday. One finger of lava ignited a Pililani Street home owned by John Duff shortly before 10:30 a.m., and the building was quickly engulfed in flames. That finger of lava' reached a home belonging to Melvin Ah Sing on Nani Street and set it afire about 8:30 p.m. That brought to 121 the number of homes destroyed by lava from : the Kilauea volcano eruption that began in January 1983. About four dozen Kalapana Gardens homes have been lost to the molten rock in recent weeks. At the Star of the Sea Catholic Church -known for its hand-painted murals - volunteers removed statues, brass candlesticks and other valuables to keep them from breaking if the church must be moved away from the lava. Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors are scheduled to meet with state and county authorities this morning, and with Kim and others at Kalapana this afternoon, Kim said. , Red Cross officials said they expected to move their operations from the Harry K. Brown Park to Pahoa today. The disaster relief service center staffed by 25 Red Cross volunteers at the park has been providing about 70 meals a day to victims of the devastation. A Red Cross spokesman said the 57 evacuees who are living in the park will be offered shelter at the Pahoa Community Center. But not all of the people staying in the sea- Painted Church has colorful history Page A5 Lava poses double threat for members of Kalapana Mauna Kea Congregational Church ohana Page A5 See Kilauea, Page A5

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  1. The Honolulu Advertiser,
  2. 01 May 1990, Tue,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 1

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