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Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
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.

Turtle Bay, state look to settle land deal

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday that his administration is committed to reaching a land preservation agreement with Turtle Bay Resort this year.

Officials reject loaning buyer money

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
Monday’s agreement by city officials and representatives of Honolulu Affordable Housing Partners LLC to continue negotiations on a $142 million sale of the lease interest in 12 city affordable complexes was contingent on the city’s willingness to discuss the possibility of “seller financing” to help the buyers.

First lady's stay with Oprah on Maui frustrates some residents

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
Call it Kailua Lite. Much like President Barack Obama's annual two-week stay on the shores of Kailua Bay, first lady Michelle Obama's detour to Maui is causing disruption and a bit of annoyance in the neighborhood surrounding pal Oprah Winfrey's Kula estate.

State will fund preschool, Abercrombie insists

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he's confident lawmakers will back his administration's plan to fund public pre-kindergarten classes in the coming school year -- an important first step toward launching a comprehensive early childhood learning system that could eventually include partnering with private preschool providers to serve all of the state's 4-year-olds.

2 arrested in real estate fraud scheme

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
The FBI arrested two Oahu women Wednesday in connection with a real estate debt elimination scheme. Jennifer McTigue, 46, and Sakara Blackwell, 38, were arrested at their homes in Aina Haina and Kahala, respectively, according to a statement released by the Honolulu FBI office.

3 accused of altering computer records

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
The state attorney general said in court documents that the principal, elementary school vice principal and school secretary at Myron B. Thompson Academy likely accessed the state Department of Education's computer system to change employee attendance records to match false changes they made to the school's paper records.

Alien species alarm re-sounded

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
Last year, a mosquito capable of spreading dengue fever began showing up at Honolulu Airport. And on Dec. 23 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, state inspectors found coconut rhinoceros beetles, or Oryctes rhinoceros -- insects capable of destroying palm and coconut trees as well as sugarcane.

2 tenants fret 2 different outcomes of potential sale of city rental units

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
Christy Decker worries she may need to relocate from Chinatown Gateway Plaza if the city's deal to sell 12 rental housing complexes to Honolulu Affordable Housing Partners LLC succeeds. Five blocks away, Lynne Ditchen worries that she won't see promised improvements at Winston Hale if the deal fails.

Counsel won't back down on ethics advice

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
Attorneys for the city will continue to offer advice on ethics policies to city officials and employees despite concerns that doing so encroaches on the role of the Ethics Commission.

Kokua Line: Relatively late mail delivery blamed on Christmas rush

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58
Question: During the last year we have been receiving our mail delivery around 5 p.m. As it got closer to the Christmas season, we have been getting our mail around 6 p.m. when it is dark and I can understand that situation.

Island Images

Local News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:58

Vansがマウイ島に上陸

ローカルニュース - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 09:50
 スポーツブランドとしてVansが、マウイ島カフルイにあるクイーン・カアフマヌ・センター内に新店舗をオープンする予定である事が明らかになった。 マウイ島1号店となる新店舗は、今夏にもオープンする見込みで、クイーン・カアフマヌ・センターのスポークスマンは「ハワイのサーフィンにルーツを持つ同ブランドの店舗は、マウイのコミュニティにマッチするほか、当センターの最新ショップとしてふさわしいものになるでしょう」と語っている。 Vansは、オアフ島のアラモアナセンター、パールリッジセンターとワイケレのアウトレットモールに店舗を展開しているものの、オアフ島外に店舗をオープンするのは初めてとなる。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

PGAが100万ドルを地元の慈善団体に寄付

ローカルニュース - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 09:40
 オアフ島のワイアラエカントリークラブで、世界中のゴルファーが集まるゴルフの祭典「ソニーオープン」が開催中だが、今回、大会での寄付金100万ドルが地元の170の慈善団体に寄付された。 関係者は「今年は地元で活動している250以上もの慈善団体より、寄付金の受け取りに関するリクエストが寄せられましたが、最終的に170の団体に合計100万ドルの寄付を行うことが決定しました。寄付金を受け取った団体には、食料を必要としている人々のサポートを行っているハワイ・ウィールズ・オン・ミールや、医療サポート活動などを行っている太平洋メディカルセンターなど、ハワイ全島の幼児や児童、シニアなどに対する医療・教育・生活のサポートに活用されることになります」と語っている。 ソニーオープンでは、毎年大会開催時に地元の慈善団体に対する寄付活動を実施しており、今ままでに総額1,400万ドルが地元の貢献のために提供されている。
参考:KHON2

‘Matrix’ lawsuit pits Maui man against Warner Bros.

Local News - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 05:59
WAILUKU » A Hawaii man has filed a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit, claiming the "Matrix" trilogy of science fiction films has striking similarities to his screenplay. Playwright Thomas Althouse of Maui claims 166 instances in the movies are similar to parts of his 1992 screenplay, "The Immortals."

Corrections

Local News - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 05:59
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.

New York Times: An affair? France shrugs, but its leader calls for privacy

Local News - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 05:59
PARIS » The photographs show a stout man of middling height striding out of an ordinary-looking Parisian apartment house, a helmet and a dark visor obscuring his face. He gets on a motorized scooter and zooms away into the 8th Arrondissement.

New York Times: A fork? De Blasio's way of eating pizza is mocked

Local News - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 05:59
NEW YORK » The pizza arrived, steaming and delectable, a smoked-mozzarella-and-sausage pie presented to Mayor Bill de Blasio like a gilded offering to a visiting caliph.

Government misconduct shakes up procedures in meth trial

Local News - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 05:59
A judge has dealt federal prosecutors in a Hawaii meth ring trial a setback by ruling that the government was "sloppy" and "tardy" in providing discovery materials to the defense.