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Sarah Gronna said she has been using the Queen’s service for the past 11 years for her daughters, including 8-year-old Jessica. She said it has "saved her life." See story.

Cory Lum • The Honolulu Advertiser

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Six dead in Army helicopter crash
Six soldiers were confirmed dead and seven more were injured when two Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed last night on the North Shore during a massive training exercise, the Army said.
Thousands involved in annual war exercise
Danger part of life in the armed forces

Harrowing details add to anger
Some thought of the doomed Titanic as their own, ill-fated training vessel sank stern-first beneath them. Others clambered from deck to deck, clinging to the stricken Ehime Maru as best they could until the ocean overwhelmed them.

Somber trips for families, survivors
At the same time a group of survivors from the Ehime Maru quietly boarded the passenger jet that would take them back to Japan yesterday, a sightseeing vessel with families of the missing arrived at the deep waters where the ship sank.

A Tribute to the Missing
Navy to survey ship's wreckage
Hopes fading, but search continues
Students on minds of guard rescuers
Lee Cataluna: Tragedies a challenge to Island spirit

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OHA board responds to audit
A stinging state audit of OHA accuses trustees of failing to provide the leadership needed to improve the conditions of Hawaiians and to uphold their fiduciary duties.
Fight rages over charter schools
The chairman of the Senate Education Committee said yesterday that he would kill a bill that contains a clause inserted by the governor that opponents say would be the death of Hawai'i's charter school movement.
Former officer sentenced in beating
A federal judge yesterday ordered former Honolulu police officer George DeRamos Jr. to serve 30 months in prison for his role in the 1995 beating of a prisoner at the main police station, and the attempt to cover it up.
Support mixed on age of consent
Legislation that would raise the age of sexual consent in Hawai'i drew mixed reviews yesterday in the Senate as lawyers, social service providers and others debated how to protect young people from exploitation.
Queen's Sick Child Care to close doors
Queen's Sick Child Care, a warm and fuzzy baby-sitting service for sniffly children that has been part of working parents' lives for the past 14 years, is closing its door March 30, and parents who used the service are upset.
State's stand on special ed reviewed
As lawmakers balk at the escalating costs of complying with the Felix consent decree, the federal judge in the case has called an unscheduled hearing this week and is expected to question the state's position.
Doubt cast on bill to tax wholesalers' hotel room price
A proposal to close a "loophole" in the state's hotel room tax may be in trouble in the House, with almost half of the representatives voting against the bill in what would normally be a procedural House floor vote.
Sculptor plans 'Iz' tribute
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole could once again gaze over the Wai'anae Coast he loved so dearly if sculptor Jan-Michelle Kaiulani Sawyer is able to drum up enough support.
Kulana Nani housing project residents sue city
Several residents of the Kulana Nani housing project have sued the city and Hawai'i Affordable Properties Inc. for allegedly violating tenants' constitutional rights.
Inmate escapes Waiawa facility
Police were searching for a 29-year-old inmate who escaped from the minimum-security Waiawa Correctional Facility yesterday morning.
1989 murder case dismissed again
A murder case involving a man accused in the 1989 execution-style slaying of an alleged drug dealer in Waimanalo has been dismissed again.
Man gets 20-year term in kidnapping ex-wife
A 52-year-old man who claimed ties to Japanese organized crime was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday for beating, kidnapping and threatening his ex-wife.
O'ahu briefs
Child safety seats donated; Lawmaker to discuss arrest; Sex offender plan on agenda; Dogs at beach among topics; Schools plans Fun Day.
Tesoro Hawaii spill bypasses Garden Isle
A Tesoro Hawaii oil spill off Kalaeloa Jan. 28 does not appear to have reached Kaua'i, according to surveys conducted by the state Department of Health, the Coast Guard, the oil company and the Clean Islands Council.
Fuel cell to power cultural complex
An isolated botanical garden and Hawaiian cultural complex east of Hana, Maui, will be powered by a state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell system for less than the cost of hooking up to commercial electricity.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
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.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Tragedies a challenge to Island spirit
International attention is fixed on Hawai'i, on the efforts to explain how the world's most sophisticated military could have made such horrible mistakes.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
New kind of landfill emerging
Several Mainland and foreign areas are experimenting with a new kind of landfill — one that actively composts trash in one-tenth or less the time of a standard landfill.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
Time for Hawai'i to cash in
Gov. Ben Cayetano thinks it's time Hawai'i joined the nationwide trend of renaming arenas for a fistful of dollars. Here are some ideas for renaming Aloha Stadium.

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