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Richard Burns

Kailua’s Richard Burns earned an “exceptional” rating from the state BOE for his work as State Librarian this past year. With BOE support, Richard and his staff added many technology services, bolstered the system’s materials collection, set records in the summer reading program and brought 8,700 free workshops, storytimes and performances to its branches …

Kalaheo High senior Hannah Carnes was chosen to be on the 19-member Hawaii Meth Project Teen Advisory Council, following a lengthy competitive application and interview process. She will help with anti-meth outreach and awareness campaigns throughout 2013-2014 … The late Bill Smith of Kaneohe – Olympic gold medalist, International Swimming Hall of Fame honoree and pioneering Oahu lifeguard director – will be inducted into the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 for his lifetime achievements. Tickets cost $100 for the Outrigger Canoe Club dinner ( And to think it all started when Bill swam in a Maui irrigation ditch for a good coach (Soichi Sakamoto) …

Quick! You can catch Kailua native B.K. Cannon on screen again in Switched At Birth for its final episodes at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19 on ABC channel 34. Mom Trudi says the Windward actress missed filming a few shows (as “Marybeth”) to come home and direct activities at a children’s cancer camp … Kaneohe Rotarian and Klipper Golf Course pro Mo Radke is likely to take in a Natatorium benefit from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Elks Club. Why? He’s head of the Natatorium Friends, and his folks are entertaining. Dad Fred Radke directs the headliner Harry James Orchestra, and mom Gina Funes is guest vocalist ( …

Speaking of good music, Kailua’s Hungry Ear gang of Dennie Chong and Ward Yamashita are at it again as hosts of the Hawaii Record Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at McKinley High cafeteria. All you fans and collectors can buy, sell, trade and talk to your heart’s content (262-2175) … Kailua’s Tara Sullivan won The Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize for engineering on Honors Day at Trinity College in Connecticut … On Oregon State’s spring term honor roll: Jasmine Pahukula (straight A’s) and Hannah Smith from Kailua; and Nicholas Keliipuleole and Tyler Mendes from Kaneohe

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