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Local News - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
County pursues new waste site • Suspect sought in park robbery

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Local News - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59

Physicist recognized isles' value to space research

Local News - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
Franklin Schowengerdt, regarded as a visionary leader of space research programs in Hawaii, has died of cancer in Alexandria, Va. He was 77. Schowengerdt, a physicist and former program director at NASA, was the founding director of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, also known as PISCES.

Restaurateur inspired wave of Italian eateries in Hawaii

Local News - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
A chef whose Manoa Valley restaurant served as the training ground for restaurateurs of Italian cuisine on Oahu for decades has died. George "Cass" Castagnola died Feb. 2 with relatives by his side in New Jersey. He was 81.

Shuck 'em up! Locally grown oysters for sale

Local News - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
Kualoa Ranch obtained a permit on Feb. 20 allowing them to sell locally grown oysters, in the hopes of turning oyster farming into a multimillion-dollar industry for Hawaii.

GMO labeling measures appear doomed

Local News - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
GMO labeling bills will not advance in the state Senate by an internal procedural deadline this week, diminishing the chances that labeling will be passed at the Legislature this session.

Council members welcome plan to cut vacant positions

Local News - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
City Council leaders said they are generally supportive of Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to eliminate roughly 600 vacant job positions and cut the funding for additional slots, a plan projected to save $37 million annually for the money-strapped city budget.

ジュラシックパーク4作目のキャストを募集中

ローカルニュース - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:50
 ハワイ州内での撮影が予定されているハリウッドの人気作品「ジュラシックパーク」の4作目となる「ジュラシック・ワールド」では、作品に出演するキャストのオーディションを今日10:00より開催している。 今日10:00から16:30まで、オアフ島のマプナプナ地区にあるオレオ・コミュニティ・センターで開催中のオーディションでは、男女を問わず幅広い年齢層の出演者を募集しているものの、特に、 6~17歳の子どもがいる家族、6~15歳の双子、そして軍関係者に見える人物が求められている。 なお、ジュラシックワールドの撮影は4月にスタートし、来年度中の劇場公開が予定されている。
参考:KHON2

タンゴ・マーケットがクローズ

ローカルニュース - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:40
 オアフ島のワードセンター内で約3年間にわたって営業を続けてきたタンゴ・マーケットが、金曜日を最後に閉店した。 タンゴ・マーケットのオーナー兼シェフのゴラン・シュトレング氏は閉店について「リース契約の更新を行わなかったため」とのみコメントしている。 なお、ホクアビル内にあるタンゴ・マーケットの姉妹店であるタンゴ・コンテンポラリー・カフェは、今後も営業を続ける。
参考:KHON2

New York Times: Big-money donors demand larger say in party strategy

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
The Republican donors who have financed the party's vast outside-spending machine are turning against the consultants and political strategists they once lavished with hundreds of millions of dollars.

Warm-weather cities experience brisk business as travelers flee bitter cold

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
Because they know how miserable people are, warm-weather destinations in Cali­for­nia, Arizona and Florida have stepped up their enticements. Trains and billboards in Chicago have been plastered with ads showing beaches and pool scenes.

Corrections

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
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.

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Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53

Rape, robbery, other charges tossed out over mental illness

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
A state judge dismissed all charges Wednesday morning against a 49-year-old man accused of beating and raping a woman in a Mililani restaurant after determining that the defendant, Joseph Navas, will never be mentally fit to stand trial.

Increase in height limit sought for Waikiki project

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
A Waikiki developer’s request to raise the legal height limit for a planned high-rise condominium/hotel tower along Kuhio Avenue will go before the Honolulu City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday.

City Council refuses mayor on garbage fee

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to begin charging Oahu property owners for trash pickup was dumped Wednesday after the City Council Budget Committee said constituents had voiced overwhelming opposition to the plan and that the administration failed to give enough reasons to support it.

Kauai Council OKs noisy-dog measure

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
The Kauai County Council approved a proposed ordinance that could address incessant barking from dogs. The Council voted 5-1 Wednesday for Bill 2516, introduced by Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura, which imposes fines for people who fail to silence their pets.

Robbery victim dies after weeks in coma

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
The daughter of a Waikiki woman who died Wednesday after a violent purse-snatching incident made a plea for those responsible to turn themselves in.

Isle Obamacare nonprofit afflicted

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
The head of the Hawaii Health Connector acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the state-based insurance exchange won't be sustainable beyond this year. "We're not even close to breaking even," Tom Matsuda, interim executive director of the Connector, told state lawmakers.