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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.
Soldiers remembered
Buglers from the 25th Infantry Division (Light) play taps at Schofield Barracks for the six soldiers killed in Monday's Black Hawk helicopter crashes. At memorial services yesterday, Lt. Col. Wayne L. Detwiler Jr. said the men "made the world a better place."

Army photo

Tears break silence at last roll call
Hundreds of soldiers and their families gathered at the Schofield Barracks chapel yesterday to say an emotional goodbye to six of their own who died in Monday's helicopter crash in Kahuku.
Memorial page: Soldiers' Last Salute
Video of yesterday's memorial services in small (1.9 Mb), large (12.7 Mb) and streaming formats
Memorial fund created for families

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

An underwater image of the Ehime Maru was captured today on video by a remote-operated submersible. Family members of the nine men and boys missing after the Japanese training vessel was hit and sunk by the USS Greeneville on Feb. 9 viewed the video tonight. The Ehime Maru sits at a depth of about 2,000 feet roughly nine miles off Diamond Head.

The Honolulu Advertiser/KHON-TV/Navy video

Updated at 4:52 p.m., Feb. 17, 2001
Navy calls for top-level inquiry into sub commander; civilian names released
The captain of the USS Greeneville, its executive officer and officer of the deck will go before a Court of Inquiry on Thursday at Pearl Harbor and face the Navy’s highest form of investigation, Adm. Thomas Fargo, commander of the Pacific Fleet, said this afternoon. The Navy also disclosed the names of the 16 civilians who were aboard the USS Greeneville when it collided with the Japanese training vessel, the Ehime Maru.

Updated at 11:53 a.m., Feb. 17, 2001
No bodies detected yet in Ehime Maru wreckage
The Navy's deep sea robot found the sunken Ehime Maru late Friday, but no bodies of the nine crewmen and students missing since their boat was struck by a nuclear submarine Feb. 9 have yet been detected, a Navy spokesman said this morning.

Greeneville heard other ships before accident
The fast-attack submarine USS Greeneville had "at least some sonar contacts" with surface vessels before it rose and slammed into a Japanese fishing vessel, NTSB investigators confirmed.
Graphic: Searching for the Ehime Maru

Relatives of those missing want sunken vessel raised
Wiping away tears and struggling with anger and frustration, relatives of the nine missing people pleaded with officials to continue the search and to raise the sunken fishing vessel.
Video of victims' families news conference

NTSB investigators use publicity to force changes
For the National Transportation Safety Board, the spotlight of publicity is the only real power it has to force changes meant to prevent accidents.

Japanese town leaders demand U.S. apology
Officials in Uwajima, Japan, today demanded a direct apology from the U.S. military and support for the victims of the sinking of a fishing boat owned by a local high school.

U.S.-Japan alliance not threatened, says official
The U.S. ambassador to Japan said yesterday that the military alliance between Washington and Tokyo would survive the furor over the sinking of the Ehime Maru by a U.S. submarine.

Kaua'i Visitors Bureau makes, accepts donations for families
The Kaua'i Visitors Bureau and the office of Mayor Maryanne Kusaka have each donated $1,000 to the families of victims in the sinking of the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime Maru.

A Tribute to the Missing
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State hopes caffeine concentrate curbs frogs on Big Island
Noisy populations of Caribbean frogs have exploded on the Big Island, but state wildlife officials are hopeful they've found an effective way to fight back.

Budget shortfall may hurt bus service
Farmer accuses Ige of demanding $7,000 in advance rent
House caught in struggle over blocked bills
Feary family reaches settlement with state

Hilo stuns Pearl City to gain state soccer final
Hilo High took advantage of a turf bounce and a smothering defense to upset top-seeded Pearl City, 1-0, and reach the championship game of the Boys State Soccer Tournament for the first time.

Lee, Puida lead Hawai'i over SMU, 62-48
Catriona Matthew maintains LPGA lead
Rainbows rally in 9th to defeat Nevada, 10-9
Hawai'i faces struggling Owls tonight

Book Review: Helping surfers to chill
Aggression on the waves led to a serious attack on surfer Nat Young. The ugly incident has become the impetus for book on violence in ocean by the Australian surf legend.

Lee never consider dubbing 'Crouching Tiger'
Island Sounds: Na 'Oiwi's 'Crossroads' explores new blend of Island rhythms

Mac nut company blames losses on poor weather, prices
The world's largest grower of macadamia nuts lost money last year after a string of foul weather, low prices and a disagreement with its sole customer dragged the company into the red.

Mechanics push for strike as talks with United stall
Decimal switch leads to a complaints board

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