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Newspaper sale order
A federal judge has 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. Click to download the order. Adobe Reader required.

Black Hawk crash

As night turned to day, the wreckage of two Black Hawk helicopters remained at the crash scene yesterday.

Army photo via Associated Press

Updated at 4:40 p.m., February 14, 2001

Helicopters landing when accident happened
The two Army Black Hawk helicopters involved in Monday’s crash that killed six soldiers were apparently landing during a training mission when the accident occurred, according to Army officials

St. Louis grad among six dead in copter crash
George P. Perry, a graduate of St. Louis School, was one of the pilots of the Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that hit another Black Hawk during night training exercises Monday on O'ahu's North Shore. All six of the soldiers on Perry's Black Hawk died.
Black Hawk crashes kill at least 59 over nine years
Six soldiers killed, 11 injured in helicopter crash
Wahiawa merchants mourn, reflect

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Continuing, updated coverage of the collision of the USS Greeneville
and the Japanese training vessel Ehime Maru

Some of the civilians who were aboard the submarine USS Greeneville when it collided with the Japanese ship Ehime Maru last Friday returned to Pearl Harbor aboard another vessel Saturday. Their identities have not been released.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:45 p.m., February 14, 2001
NTSB: Supervised civilians had hands on sub's controls
A civilian passenger’s hands were on the controls that sent the USS Greeneville into its “emergency ballast blow” and shooting out of the water into a Japanese fishing vessel that sank in minutes, the National Transportation Safety Board said tonight.

Updated at 6:30 p.m., February 14, 2001
Search for 9 missing from Ehime Maru suspended
The Coast Guard today announced it will suspend tomorrow the active search for nine boys and men missing after the collision of the USS Greeneville and the Ehime Maru training vessel.

Posted at 2:10 p.m., February 14, 2001
Sub crash happened outside training area
The submarine Greeneville was two nautical miles outside the Navy's official submarine training area when it slammed into a Japanese ship during an emergency surfacing drill Feb. 9, Navy Times has learned.

Updated at 11:24 a.m.,February 14, 2001
Navy: Weighing criminal inquiry; civilians could have distracted sub crew
The admiral investigating the U.S. submarine collision with a fishing boat is considering an inquiry that could lead to criminal charges against the sub’s captain or members of his crew, Navy officials said today. The officials said they cannot rule out the possibility that civilians aboard the USS Greeneville, including two at control positions, were a distraction to the crew and contributed to the sinking of the Japanese fishing vessel.

Updated at 3:45 p.m.,February 14, 2001
Two civilians were at sub's controls
Two civilians sat at control stations of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Greeneville as it rocketed to the surface and smashed into a Japanese fishing vessel, the Navy confirmed yesterday.
Graphic of Los Angeles-class control room

Rescued crew's plea: Find the others
One by one, weary Japanese crewmen who survived the submarine accident that sank their fishing vessel pleaded yesterday for nine of their missing to be found.
Video of yesterday's press conference with the crew of the Ehime Maru

Incident likely ends commander's sterling career
When the Navy wanted to show off one of its finest nuclear-powered submarines to the citizens of Santa Barbara, Calif., last fall, their choice was the USS Greeneville with Cmdr. Scott Waddle in command.

Civilians unidentified
The Navy invited business leaders to join the crew of the Greeneville on its maneuvers the day it struck a Japanese training vessel.

Photos by Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser
The Navy has refused the Advertiser's formal request for identities of the civilians. If you know any individual pictured here, please contact one of the reporters or the editor below.

(Click for larger view.)

Sally Apgar, ph: 525-8090
Mike Gordon, ph. 525-8012
Tanya Bricking, ph. 525-8026
Assistant Managing Editor/News Mark Platte, ph. 535-8203
Pentagon insists submarine could not rescue survivors

The crew of the USS Greeneville could not have helped the people aboard the Japanese fishing vessel the submarine rammed off the Honolulu coast, a Pentagon spokesman insisted yesterday.

Navy withholding identity of civilians aboard sub
The U.S. Navy has declined to release the names of 15 civilian guests who were aboard the USS Greeneville at the time it struck and sank a Japanese fishing boat.

Surviving students return to Uwajima
Appearing sad and tired, nine teenagers who survived a fatal collision between their fishing vessel and a surfacing U.S. submarine off the coast of Hawai'i returned home to Japan yesterday.

Public often given look at sub crews in action
The Navy routinely allows civilians to ride aboard its sophisticated, nuclear-powered submarines on short offshore trips that normally last a day.

Lee Cataluna: Missing students brought joy during visit to local retailer
Video of yesterday's press conference with the crew of the Ehime Maru
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Puna excavation finds no trace of Peter Boy
A thorough excavation of the back yard of a Nanawale residence outside Pahoa on the Big Island failed to turn up any clues to the fate of Peter Boy Kema, who disappeared in 1997 when he was 6.

Audit finds state slow to pay worker's compensation
Kalaupapa man ensures legacy of success
Women's group backs bills
Donald Imig, trusted savings and loan executive, dead at 68

Warriors win without top hitter
Overcoming the absence of its best hitter and an illness to its setter, the University of Hawai'i cruised to a 30-14, 30-17, 30-24 men's volleyball victory over UC San Diego.

Agbayani has sights on expanded role with Mets
Rainbows' 6-foot-10 freshman off NCAA suspension
LPGA golfers pledge time and money to worthy causes
Isle File: 12 inducted into Hawai'i Sports Hall of Fame

Honolulu writer reflects on the power of the Psalms
Writer Kathleen Norris finds spirituality wherever she goes. "I get up early and listen to the sirens and the silence," she said. "You can hear the spiritual resonance in both."

'Gladiator' leads Oscar nominations
Taste: It's a day for chocolate

Matson enters airfreight deal
Matson Navigation Co., the state's largest ocean-freight carrier, is getting into the airfreight business under a new alliance that is part of the Hawai'i-based company's ongoing effort to diversify operations.

Visitors bureau adds ties to China
Hawai'i Tech: Navigating the cell-phone maze

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