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New York Times: Churches downsizing and selling assets in more secular era

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
BOSTON » The American Unitarian Association, peopled and powered by this city's Brahmin elite, announced its presence here in 1886 with a grand and stately headquarters at the very top of Beacon Hill, right next door to the Statehouse.

Djou might take another shot at House seat

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou said Thursday that he is moving toward a bid for urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District. The moderate Republican said politics has become "too slanted, too partisan" and that government at all levels has turned dysfunctional.

Local attorney buys rare Japanese Zero fighter relic

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Honolulu attorney Damon Senaha successfully bid $12,225 for the rare relic from a Zero fighter so he could give it to the USS Arizona Memorial museum.

Helicopter crash victim's family settles lawsuit

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
A lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of a Toronto man killed in a Blue Hawaiian Helicopters crash on Molokai was settled for an undisclosed amount Tuesday in Hawaii, according to the family's lawyers.

Girl's stepmom details vicious beatings in plea-deal records

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Delilah Williams, 29, Talia's stepmother, is scheduled to testify Friday in U.S. District Court in the capital murder trial of her husband. Naeem Williams, 34, is facing the death penalty under federal law for killing a child.

Wilson pressed to release personnel records

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
The unusual request was in response to the Hawaii State Bar Association's disclosure that its "unqualified" rating for Circuit Judge Michael Wilson was based in part on the propriety of his conduct toward women in professional contexts.

Suspect in ATM identity theft scheme is arrested in Seattle

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
An alleged Los Angeles con man indicted in August in connection with an ATM-skimming scheme in Waikiki was arrested this week in Seattle. City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro said Armen Apoyan, 33, was arrested Tuesday in Seattle and charged with first-degree theft.

Scammers pick up money at victims' homes

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
The Honolulu Police Department is warning the public to beware of scams targeting senior citizens at their homes. Lt. John McCarthy, head of HPD's financial crimes detail, said in a press conference Thursday there have been three incidents within three weeks two this week in which scammers have appeared at the victims' homes.

Contractor admits guilt in sharing secrets

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
A retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine when he is sentenced this summer for sharing military secrets with his younger Chinese girlfriend.

Kokua Line: Pace of street light repairs determined by safety, area

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Question: I reported two street lights out on Hawaii Kai Drive, between Hahaione and Keahole streets, on Feb. 22 and was told there is a two- to three-week backlog.

Island Images

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 04:45
Teenager struck by vehicle is hospitalized • 2 men accused of stealing copper wiring

ハワイアンが西海岸線のサービスを拡大

ローカルニュース - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:50
 ハワイの大手航空会社であるハワイアン航空は、今夏よりアメリカ西海岸とハワイを結ぶ西海岸線のサービスを拡大すると発表した。  ハワイアンでは、5月16日よりカリフォルニア州のサンノゼを結ぶ定期便を就航させるほか、6月からはカリフォルニア州オークランドとカウアイ島、ハワイ島を結ぶ季節限定便も就航する。 ハワイアンのマーク・ダンカリーCEOは「ハワイとサンノゼを結ぶ定期便の就航を喜んでいます。また、ハワイと北部カリフォルニアの拠点でもあるオークランドを結ぶ便を増便することで、オークランド周辺の旅行者のニーズに応えることができるようになります」との声明を発表している。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

負傷したモンクシールをカウアイ島に移送

ローカルニュース - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:40
 沿岸警備隊と海洋大気局は14日(金)、負傷して保護されていたハワイアンモンクシール「R1KU」を、オアフ島からカウアイ島までヘリコプターで移送した。 「R1KU」は、怪我によって右目が感染していたため、当局が右目の摘出手術を行っており、体調が回復次第、自然に戻される予定となっている。 関係者は「ハワイアンモンクシールの救出と移送は、希少な生態系が将来にわたって存続できるよう、各関係機関が協力していることを人々に知ってもらうことができた良い機会でもありました」と語っている。 ハワイアン・モンクシールはハワイ諸島周辺にのみ生息している絶滅危惧種で、現在、約1,200頭が生存しているとみられている。
参考:KHON2

Corrections

Local News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
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.

Obituaries

Local News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
Joy A. Ahn • Gloria Teruyo Arakawa • Marie Louise Bonnet • Vicente Cabasag • Joseph Char • Bow Yin Ching • Robert Lyman Dodge Sr. • Clavelina Corpuz Esguerra • Diane Nan Hee Hanna • Roger Williams Hawes • and more

New York Times: Trapped between home and refuge, Burmese Muslims are brutalized

Local News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
HAT YAI, Thailand » He had already endured a treacherous journey down the Bay of Bengal, squeezed in the belly of a fishing trawler, then squashed in a pickup truck as it hurtled down Thailand's southern coast. Malaysia, his final destination, was tantalizingly close.

New York Times: Rural spot settled by religious group fears a city's encroachment

Local News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
MODESTO, Calif. » Farmers and other residents of the rural district known as Wood Colony refer to the 110-year-old arboreal landmark in their midst — a gigantic walnut tree of Grimm's fairy-tale proportions — as simply, the Tree.

Newswatch

Local News - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 04:48
2 killed in glider crash are ID'd • Guard, DOE sued in sex case • Body identified as man missing since November • 1 wounded, another dead after argument