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Black Hawk crash

Memorial service set for tomorrow
The Army will remember six of its own in solemn services tomorrow morning at Schofield Barracks, even as investigators continue to seek the cause of the Monday night helicopter crash in which they died. A memorial fund, meanwhile, has been established to assist the families of the six soldiers.
Army helicopters attempting to land at time of crash
Soldiers' families, comrades grieve

Other Hawai'i stories
Man killed while pumping gas
A 24-year-old man was fatally injured this morning in an accident at a gas pumping station in Kaimuki, police said.

Soccer tournament to be held in Hawai'i
More than 250 teams from 13 states will converge in Honolulu in 2003 when the Region IV tournament of United States Youth Soccer is played at the Waipio Soccer Park.

Wind plays havoc
The high winds that blew shingles off roofs and felled trees yesterday and today will diminish by the weekend.


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

John Hall, a civilian who was at the one of the key controls of the USS Greeneville when it collided with a Japanese fishing vessel, appears on NBC’s "Today" show today morning, Feb. 15, 2001. Hall said he pulled levers to begin the ascent drill but had a crew member beside him. He and a second civilian said their presence made no difference in the accident.

AP Photo/NBC, "Today" show
Ehime Maru first mate Ryoichi Miya walks through a sea of journalists on his return to Japan today. Miya told reporters yesterday that it would be "absolutely unforgivable" if a civilian was operating the Greeneville when it hit the boat, leaving nine missing. (An earlier version of this caption included a misspelling of Miya's name based on AP information.)

AP photo

Updated at 2:46 p.m., February 15, 2001
Bush calls for review of civilian tours; NTSB to interview civilians
President Bush said today the Pentagon should review its policy on civilian participation in military exercises like the emergency ascent drill a Navy submarine was performing when it sank a Japanese fishing vessel. The National Transportation Safety Board said it will interview the civilians on board, including two who were at helm positions at the time of the collision.

Updated at 3:37 p.m., February 15, 2001
Coast Guard reverses self; says search to continue

U.S. Coast Guard officials retracted a mid-day announcement that they had ended a search for the missing crew members of the Ehime Maru and this afternoon vowed to continue the search “until further notice.” A spokesman said the search will continue because of expected "government to government" requests that the effort continue for the missing nine.

Updated at 9:29 a.m., February 15, 2001
Civilian says he pulled levers on submarine
A civilian who was on the Navy submarine that struck a Japanese fishing vessel said today that he pulled levers for the ascent drill but had a crew member right beside him. He also described how the ship "shuddered'' at the impact.

Posted at 9:05 a.m.,February 14, 2001
Town shocked at civilian’s account of submarine surfacing
UWAJIMA, Japan — People in this remote village were angered today to hear a civilian’s description of sitting at the controls when a U.S. Navy submarine shot up from the sea and into a Japanese fishing boat off Hawaii.

Posted at 1:10 p.m.,February 15, 2001
Hawai'i Kai couple among those aboard sub
A Hawaii Kai couple was among the 16 unidentified guests who were on board the USS Greeneville Friday afternoon when it smashed into a Japanese research and fishing boat.

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Passengers' hands were on sub controls
A civilian passenger’s hands were on the controls that sent the USS Greeneville into its "emergency ballast blow" that shot the submarine out of the water and into a Japanese fishing vessel, the National Transportation Safety Board said last night.

Collision to be focus of Navy's inquiry
The Navy's probe of an attack submarine's fatal collision with a Japanese training vessel on Friday could lead to serious disciplinary action against members of the sub's crew or even top officers on land, military legal experts said.

Calling off search to yield endless grief
Pressure to salvage the Ehime Maru is more than political. It is heightened by Buddhist tradition of mourning that touches the core of the families of the missing.

Civilian sub guests strictly supervised
Taking civilian guests on trips aboard Navy submarines is common in Hawai'i and at other U.S. naval stations.

Navy rejected active-sonar recommendation in '90
More than 10 years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board urged the Navy to require surfacing submarines to use active sonar in hopes of avoiding collisions.
See an interactive graphic on how a submarine's active and passive sonar work.
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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.

Lee Cataluna: Missing students brought joy during visit to local retailer
Video of Tuesday's press conference with the crew of the Ehime Maru
A Tribute to the Missing
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Coast Guard rescue timeline
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Judge warns legislators against short-changing special education
A federal judge yesterday warned legislators to cut the politics and find the money for special education, or risk putting the state in a "catastrophic position."

Young humpback jumps, falls on tourist
State offers UH faculty pay increase
Wind wreaks havoc on Islands
Native bill gains clout in Congress

New era dawns for 'state sport'
Students from 20 high schools will compete in the OIA outrigger canoe championships Saturday at Ke'ehi Lagoon Beach Park. These are the first official championship races in paddling.

Power outages put state soccer on hold
UH volleyball men enter Pyramid without best hitter
Basketbows at height of season

New, diverse Rotary is welcoming women and new customs
Rotary has always been about service, and now women are leaders in the group. And the members' faces reflect all ages, career stages and ethnicities.

'Baywatch' creator will stay in Hawai'i
Rapper Eminem pleads guilty

Tatibouet hoping to sell first Aston hotel in Waikiki
Hawai'i hotel executive Andre Tatibouet has put up for sale the boutique Waikiki hotel that was the first to bear the Aston name he established 15 years ago.

Bulgari, Mariott plan luxury hotel chain
New Microsoft president insists PC isn't dead

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