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Mayor Mufi Hannemann applauded today’s thrilling come-from-behind victory by the Waipio Little League team, which beat Lake Charles, La. in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

"These young athletes did an outstanding job, and everyone in Hawaii should be very proud of them," Mayor Hannemann said. "I wish our home team the best of luck in tomorrow’s world championship game against Matamoros, Mexico."

Mayor Hannemann also expressed his sincere best wishes to 5-year-old Paliku Winchester and his family. Paliku, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, is the brother of Waipio third baseman Pikai Winchester and has been an inspiration to the team.

Mayor Hannemann joined City Councilman Nestor Garcia and many other Waipio Little League fans and supporters who watched the game at the Mililani Golf Club Restaurant.

Monday, August 25, 2008

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