Celine Hsiao, 3, set her hopes high as she tried to touch a rising kite at Ala Moana Park, but skillful efforts by her dad, Allen Hsiao of Honolulu, soon put it out of reach. It eventually ascended to 50 feet.
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Newspaper sale court order On Nov. 9, a federal judge approved the sale of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and brought an end to an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the state attorney general against Gannett Pacific Corp., which operates The Honolulu Advertiser. Download order approving the sale and the sales agreement. (Adobe Reader required, 2.3 Mb.)
Search for 9 from vessel continues
The United States formally apologized to Japan yesterday for the sinking of the Ehime Maru as the Navy faced troubling questions about why one of its newest and most sophisticated submarines burst from the sea and smashed the Japanese ship without first detecting its presence.
Crew had to stay put, Navy says
When the Ehime Maru slipped beneath the waves 10 minutes after colliding with the USS Greeneville Friday afternoon, the nuclear submarine, with more than 100 personnel aboard, did not send a single sailor overboard to rescue survivors.
UH athletics outspends revenues
The University of Hawai'i's perennially successful women's volleyball team and the school's major attraction, its football team, have fallen a combined $353,000 short of what the programs were projected to earn, records show.
Honolulu drivers register online
Those who wait until the last minute to renew their motor vehicle registration now have another avenue to get it done: the Internet.
Swordfish longlining proposed
Fishery interests have proposed a new plan that would allow increased longlining for swordfish, now restricted by federal court order, while studying methods for reducing the inadvertent hooking of endangered turtles.
Mililani schools 'maxed out'
A plan by Castle & Cooke Homes Hawai'i to add hundreds of homes in Mililani Mauka has raised community questions about the impact on schools.
Female prisoners enter work force
Nineteen months ago, opportunities increased for prisoners at the Women's Community Correction Center in Kailua. Today they're being trained and finding jobs with the help of Windward residents.
Madagascar geckos threaten habitat
A new, large lizard species has become established on Oahu, wildlife officials say. The Madagascar giant day gecko, bright green with orange spots, can grow to a foot long.
Pacific has its very own Greenspan
Wali Osmon's contacts with the South Seas have become state occasions attended by prime ministers and high chiefs. That's because Wali Osmon is to the South Seas what Alan Greenspan is to the United States, its ultimate economic guru.