A young humpback whale lurches aboard the Na Pali Eco Advertures catamaran Hokua, breaking a tourist's knee. See story.
Dan Morett Special to The Honolulu Advertiser
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.
Young humpback jumps, falls on tourist
A young humpback whale left its mother's side, breached and landed on a stationary whale-watching boat and on one of its passengers, who suffered a broken knee.
State offers UH faculty pay increase
The state's lead negotiator made a new contract proposal to the University of Hawaii faculty union yesterday, but a union spokesman said the offer is unacceptable and makes a strike more likely.
Wind wreaks havoc on Islands
A powerful high-pressure system generated heavy wind that knocked down trees and cut power in many Island communities yesterday.
Native bill gains clout in Congress
Hawai'i Democratic Reps. Neil Abercrombie and Patsy Mink reintroduced the Native Hawaiian recognition bill in the House yesterday along with a bipartisan group of powerful co-sponsors.
Giant jellyfish clearly unique
It may not have been a monstrous octopus or great white whale, but the giant jellyfish found in Kane'ohe Bay last week did cause quite a stir.
'Iolani athlete's injury 'senseless'
Aside from the new wire braces on her top row of teeth, 'Iolani School senior Amy Taniguchi looks the same as she did before being hit in the mouth by a golf ball as she participated in a high school softball game.
Waialua hopes for high-tech center
A bill making its way through the Legislature would create a task force to study the creation of a center for high technology in Waialua to educate students and residents.
Sing a song of gratitude for a cure
Promptly at 11 a.m. yesterday a barbershop quartet showed up at Dr. Linda Chiu's office on Uluniu Street and sang "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." This was followed by a tender rendition of "Heart of My Heart."
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.
Retelling an interesting Island life
Helen Kapililani Sanborn Davis was 90 years old when she decided to write her first book. It took three years to finish, but the recently released "Reminiscences of a Life in the Islands" is worth the wait.