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April 23, 2001

MAYOR HARRIS CONTINUES LUNCHES

The City will continue to feed children who have been affected by the teacher strike tomorrow (April 24), the third day that free food will be available in five low-income island communities, Mayor Jeremy Harris said today.

Hot lunches were served today and Friday at Nanakuli Community Park, Waianae District Park, Papakolea Community Park, Kalihi Valley Park, Waipahu District Park and Waimanalo District Park. Children in these areas have not been receiving their federally funded hot lunch due to the strike.

The decision to continue the free lunches is being made on a day-by-day basis, pending developments in the strike situation.

The mayor also issued a statement requesting a retraction from a local television station that broadcast a news report that Harris told the striking teachers that the poor state of public education was due to Hawaii's Democratic party. Harris intends to run for governor as a Democrat and would not have made such a statement.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002

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