Good Things: August 24, 2010

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

The competition is intense at the Little League World Series. During yesterday's game between Mexico and Puerto Rico, Mexico pitcher Eduardo Mata threw a wild pitch in the dirt that bounced up and smashed the camera lens on the camera behind the plate. It was all caught in high-definition.. and the game was paused to clean up the mess. Luckily, the pitcher is not responsible for the damage to the $50,000 camera.

Local dreams for kids AND adults are still alive at this year's Little League World Series. Cliff Yaguchi is a local umpire from Pearl City who has been waiting patiently for a shot to call the games. Yaguchi has applied every year for 15 years now.. hoping to get the nod that would send him to Williamsport. This year his wish came true. He has umpired 6 games so far at the tournament and as an added bonus, he gets to cheer on his hometown team.

And on the Big Island of Hawaii, a major milestone for a long-awaited highway. Heavy equipment cleared vegetation today, to bring the Ane Ke'ohokalole Highway closer to reality. The 3 mile stretch in West Hawaii will link Palani Road with Kealakehe Parkway. The project should be completed in about 2 years. Thirty five million dollars in federal funds are paying for the work.

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