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The USS Greeneville and its crew return to Pearl Harbor today after the sub hit and sunk a Japanese training vessel yesterday.

Photos by Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser
The collision between the Greeneville and the Ehime Maru is evidenced on the rudder of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine.

Updated at 2:40 p.m., February 10, 2001
Navy apologizes as hope for more survivors fade
U.S. Adm. Thomas Fargo met with a top Japanese foreign ministry official in Honolulu this morning and formally apologized for the accidental sinking of a Japanese fishing training ship, the Ehime Maru. No new survivors from the collision have been found by this afternoon.
Previous story: 9 missing after sub hits Japanese ship
See video of the Coast Guard rescue effort in large (6.8 Mb), small (1.1 Mb) or streaming format. (QuickTime plug-in required.) Video courtesy KHON-TV.
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Japanese school anxiously awaits news of students on boat
At the school of 200 students, Principal Ietaka Horita went down the phone list of parents of those on the ship and called to tell them what he knew: that it had been struck by a U.S. Navy submarine. He also told them what he didn’t know: whether their children were alive or dead.

Accident while surfacing a real fear
A temporarily blinded periscope. A boat sitting idle on the surface that sonar cannot detect. Rough seas. Human error. All can be factors that help steer a state-of-the-art Navy submarine into a collision. It has happened before.

Investigation into collision promised
The Navy promised a thorough investigation into the collision between the Ehime Maru and the submarine USS Greeneville, but the rarity and complexity of the incident left commanders at Pacific Fleet headquarters last night with more questions than answers.

In Japan, hope is fading as search continues
The families of four students missing after a U.S. submarine surfaced under their fishing boat huddled in the school principal’s office in a small Japanese town on Saturday and nurtured fading hopes that their loved ones might survive.

Hanauma Bay project gains state permit
The state Board of Land and Natural Resources yesterday unanimously approved a permit that clears the way for the city to begin work on $10 million in improvements at Hanauma Bay.

Cayetano proposal may offer teachers raises for certification
Six Hawai'i residents recognized as 'Living Treasures'
House committee OKs bill increasing minimum wage
OHA trustees approve rebuttal to state audit

UH pulls away in 2nd half, wins 68-49
Dainora Puida scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Crystal Lee added 18 points as Hawai
i defeated Fresno State, 68-49, in a Western Athletic Conference game before 926.

Mililani defeats Pearl City to advance to state soccer final
Louisville shuts down slumping Rainbows
Sorenstam opens two-shot lead in Takefuji Classic
Police investigating theft of prize money

Romance lives in the Islands
What began as a contemporary guide became a then-to-now series of myths and real-life anecdotes, what Toni Polancy likes to call "a history of the Islands through its love stories."

Letterman may be pushing the limit
Protesters picket Eminem concert in England

Aloha Airlines expands routes
Aloha Airlines, Hawai'i's biggest interisland carrier, is again expanding, this time with new flights planned to Oakland, Calif., and the Marshall Islands in the Central Pacific.

American Savings subsidiary to buy Bishop Insurance
Sia's bankruptcy trial postponed to May 22

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