Laie chicken roundup garners wide interest

[Story by Mike Foley, originally published in Kaleo, May 18, 2000]

You might say the recent Laie Community Association notice of a stray chicken round-up on Saturday, May 20th and 27th, has really taken flight.

Since the notice appeared in the May 4th issue of Kaleo, the story was picked up by the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin — which added an editorial cartoon, MidWeek and even CNN national. LCA board health and education director Gerry Nihipali has also done radio interviews with KHNR, KGU and KUMU, which has even offered to match the $1 per chicken brought in, up to $100, that LCA will pay to Laie Scout troops who help with the round up. Hawaii Reserves, Inc., has also agreed to match the first $250 in chicken bounties.

Then there are the phone calls: Nihipali said people with stray chicken concerns have called from Kaaawa, Punaluu, Kaneohe, Kailua, Aiea, St. Louis Heights, Hawaii Kai and Waimanalo.

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