County/In Brief

Work could affect brisket pick-ups

St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School advises those picking up beef brisket plates as part of a Maui Fair fundraiser on Saturday to use the school’s alternate entrance off Mill Street.

Maui Electric Co. is upgrading a substation and will be disrupting traffic on Main Street, the roadway that serves as the main school entrance. It may be closed due to the work from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

There will be detour signs, school officials said, asking motorists to drive with caution.

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Hall & Oates concert canceled

The Hall & Oates concert set for the Oct. 29 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center has been canceled due to Daryl Hall’s tonsils, according to the promoters of the concert.

Refunds will be issued beginning 10 a.m. today, said Live Nation and BAMP Project. All tickets purchased by credit card will be credited back. Tickets purchased with cash will need to be returned to the MACC for a refund.

All fees will be refunded as well.

Hall has been advised by his doctors not to sing for the next seven weeks due to the tonsils issue, the promoters said.

The duo’s Maui show and one two days earlier at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu “need to be canceled while this important medical issue is immediately addressed,” BAMP Project said.

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Deadline for craft fair guide is today

The Maui News will be publishing a Holiday Craft Fair Guide on Oct. 16. To be included in the guide, please submit the following information no later than 5 p.m. today:

* Name of the event.

* Sponsoring organizations or business.

* Date and time.

* Location.

* A general description of the kinds of items that will be available.

* Admission fee, if any.

* Whether more crafters are being accepted.

* Contact person (first and last name) and contact information (phone and/or email).

* Photos may be submitted for consideration. Email digital images in tif, jpg or eps formats with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch at 6 inches wide for horizontals and 4 inches wide for verticals. Individuals in photos must by identified by first and last name.

Submit the material via email to lsherman@mauinews.com; or by fax to 242-9087.

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Cane fire burns about 200 acres

An unscheduled cane fire on the west side of Haliimaile burned about 200 acres of cane Thursday morning, a Maui Fire Department official said.

Firefighters received the call at 10:22 a.m. and found 2 acres of sugar cane on fire when they arrived on scene about 15 minutes later, said Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto.

The fire was burning next to Kaheka Road, which skirts the west side of Haliimaile, he said. While fighting the fire, crews discovered a burned-out vehicle a short distance into the cane field near where the fire was believed to have started, Taomoto said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, though.

Heavy equipment and workers from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. took over at about 4:15 p.m. when firefighters left the scene, he said. No structures were threatened.

An HC&S water wagon rolled over while fighting the blaze, but the driver was uninjured, he said.

Preliminary estimates indicate that 200 acres of sugar cane were lost to the blaze.

Makawao firefighters, a battalion chief, a water tanker from Kahului and two helicopters assisted in dousing the fire, Taomoto said.

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