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Students tell how teachers measuring up

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Only half of Hawaii's third-, fourth- and fifth-grade public school teachers got high marks from students for maintaining control in their classrooms last semester, one of seven areas students now score teachers on as part of the state Department of Education's new performance-based evaluation system.

Outgoing FilCom president is ready to travel and relax

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Rose Churma saw out her last day as president of the Filipino Community Center on Friday, wrapping up two years of service that increased activities and programs.

New York Times: Moviefone is hanging up, but its app goes on

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
LOS ANGELES » Mr. Moviefone's lines are going dead. For 25 years, residents of America's biggest cities have been able to call 777-FILM to receive movie listing information and buy tickets.

New York Times: Smart guy in the wiseguy seat

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
NEW YORK » Seth Meyers is the oldest, most experienced and most hostlike comedian to take the reins of NBC's three-decade-old "Late Night."

Obituaries

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
Ernette Hoon Yee Chun • Elizabeth Margaret Frendo • Santiago Balico Ganiban • Herberta Michiko Gasper • Masao Gushi • Rachel Shizue Hashimoto • Ralph Clifford Hook Jr. • Tyrus Rex Kazuo Hoshino • Edward Lunaliloonalani Kekoa

Bill lightens sentencing for minors

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
House lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would revise the state's sentencing standards for offenders who were committed to serve sentences when they were minors.

State might enlist dogs to uncover extent of little fire ants' presence

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
State invasive species officials are looking at using Australian dogs trained to sniff out little fire ants to help curb the invasion of the hard-biting species on Oahu and other islands.

Motorist allegedly terrorizing people in Manoa

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
For the past two weeks, Manoa residents have been warning one another about a man who drives a gold Toyota Camry behaving erratically near the Manoa Chinese Cemetery on East Manoa Road.

Man charged with trying to kill 2 people

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
A 48-year-old man was charged Thursday with attempting to murder two people in a Waianae parking lot earlier this week after he allegedly hit them with his car, dragging a man four blocks.

Assault suspect is accused in separate Kalihi incident

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
A 19-year-old woman says a 22-year-old man already awaiting trial for allegedly assaulting a city bus driver in January threatened to shoot a teenager he held hostage last week unless she drove him out of Kalihi, according to court documents.

Island Images

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53

Newswatch

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
Event prepares young women for careers • Water advisory issued for Kauai after heavy rain • Repaving work to close parking at Wailuku gym

911 Report

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
Identity unknown of man killed in H-2 fall

BWS contracts were ethical, report says

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
A city Ethics Commission report concludes that an investigation found no ethics laws were violated in the awarding of three Honolulu Board of Water Supply contracts, but calls on the city auditor to look into serious problems uncovered at the agency.

Nimitz's words of war command attention

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
The Naval War College will unveil online Monday 4,030 pages of U.S. battle communications from the Pacific during World War II starting on Dec. 7, 1941, and including the updates Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz was giving and getting for most of the war.

Small increase buoys recovery

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
Inflation in Honolulu remained muted during the second half of last year, helping underpin a steady recovery in the local economy, government officials said Thursday.

Path cleared to build Mauna Kea telescope

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 05:53
Plans to erect the world's largest telescope atop Mauna Kea advanced Thursday with approval of a long-term lease agreement with the University of Hawaii that clears the way for construction to begin as planned in April.

Screenwriter's persistence and pluck led to top-rated adaptation of 'Shogun'

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Screenwriter Eric Bercovici knew he was not the first choice to adapt "Shogun," the blockbuster 1975 novel by James Clavell about an English seaman marooned in 17th-century Japan. Bercovici, who worked on the Paramount lot, read the novel anyway.

Corrections

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Manta sanctuary

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
JAKARTA, Indonesia » Indonesia is now the world's largest sanctuary for manta rays, after officials were persuaded by evidence that the gentle giants known for delighting tourists are worth more alive than dead.