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September 15, 2001
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a day unlike any other. On behalf of BayAreaHawaiians.com I would like to express my sincere condolenses to all who have lost a family member or loved one during Tuesday's attacks.  I would also like to thank all of the firefighters and police officers who risked their lives and lost their lives trying to save others as well as all of the volunteers working around the clock to find the nearly 5,000 people feared missing or dead.

1. Beware of Scam Artists
2. What do you tell your children?
3. Hawaiian Events Cancelled
4. Interactive Polls: Voice Your Opinion!
5. Worried about our economy when the stocks open on Monday?

BEWARE OF SCAM ARTISTS
Because of this tragedy, the victims Coast will need our help. HOWEVER, make sure that your help goes where you intended! NO REPUTABLE CHARITY WILL SOLICIT DONATIONS THROUGH EMAIL (SPAM)! Solicitations made this way violate the laws of the United States and Europe. The best advice is to verify the soliciter's identity through some other medium such as the telephone before submitting credit card information or sending a check.  Some of these scam artists have created legitimate looking websites in this short period of time so it may be hard to tell. You can find more information about other internet/email scams, and urban legends at SPAMCOM.

Some of the LEGITIMATE companies to donate include The American Red Cross, United Way, Helping.org, and Amazon.com.

WONDERING WHAT TO TELL YOUR KIDS?
On our site, we have a section dedicated to some answers to some very "hard-to-answer" questions that your children may ask about the attacks. Click Here  Also, tune into *'Nick News Special Edition' Sunday, September 16 at 8:30PM

HAWAIIAN EVENTS CANCELLED
Many events have been cancelled due to the terrorist attacks and to show respect for those we have lost.  For example, The Kula 'Anala Hue Wa'a Outrigger Canoe Races at Fort Baker has been postponed until further notice. We will keep you informed when any changes are made.  For a complete list of all Bay Area events that have been postponed, click here.  If you would like to add an event or update an event listed on the site, click here and go to Event Calendar.

INTERACTIVE POLLS
Voice your opinion about the recent tragedies. Should the World Trade Center be rebuilt? Do you think we will go to war?  Click here to vote on BayAreaHawaiians.com

THE STOCK MARKET WILL REOPEN MONDAY
The Securities and Exchange Commission used its emergency powers for the first time Friday to ease restrictions on companies buying back their own shares. The move is meant to smooth trading for the anticipated reopening of the stock markets Monday after an extraordinary four-day shutdown.      
The SEC has set up a telephone hot line to help answer individual investors' questions and address trading-related complaints: 1-800-732-0330.

You can find more information on www.BayAreaHawaiians.com

Let's keep the Aloha Spirit and spread the word.

Mahalo,

Charlene
BayAreaHawaiians.com


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