Good Things: August 23, 2010

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Let's take a look at some of the Good Things in the news...

Over the weekend, more than 400 Special Olympics athletes and coaches from across the state competed in the Aukake Classic for soccer and bocce ball players. Congratulations to our very own Minna Sugimoto, who is a certified Special Olympics coach, along with her partner athlete Larry Ramos. They competed in the unified bocce tournament and won the gold medal in their division.

A "Good Thing" for students at U-H Manoa. A locally-invented green slime is helping clean up the campus. It cleans surfaces without using water. You just lay it on.. let it dry. .and when you peel it off it picks up all the contaminants. Dr. Hank Wuh invented the environmentally-friendly product. He went to U-H and then founded CBI Polymers, the Honolulu-based company that makes the cleaning slime.

Kids across the Midwest gathered to play at the world's biggest sandbox over the weekend. A section of downtown Iowa City was turned into a giant sandbox as part of the Sand in the City Festival. Ten teams from local organizations worked to create masterpieces out of mounds of sand, but not all of the sand is being used in the contest. The extra sand is left for the kids to play in with their shovels and pails.

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