Playing a game of bocce at Sandy Beach Park yesterday, Art Ross of Vancouver looked to teammate Robert Loera as he measured the distance between balls. Teammates Barbara Loera of Kaimuki and Kate Paine of Kahala looked on. The object of the Italian lawn game is to roll your bocce ball as close as possible to the white palino ball.
Software feud dogs state
The Legislature has paid $1.7 million for computer software that wasn't up and running in time for the past two legislative sessions and won't be available for this week's start of the 2001 session either.
UH faculty steps closer to striking
Despite outstanding issues at UH, faculty union and state negotiators have not spoken since November, raising the specter of a possible strike.
Police officer shoots cyclist in Mililani
Just hours after Honolulu police officers gunned down a suspected killer at Ala Moana Center, a second man was shot and wounded by a police officer early yesterday in Mililani.
Kingdom's overthrow remembered
About 150 people who gathered in front of 'Iolani Palace yesterday for the 25th annual Sunday meeting marking what backers call the anniversary of U.S. invasion, occupation, forced annexation and "fraudulent statehood" of Hawai'i.
Akaka gains two new assignments
Democrat Daniel Akaka, Hawai'i's junior senator, is adding two committees to his Senate workload the Armed Services Committee and the Ethics Committee, for a total of six panel assignments.
Scuba rules ordered for Pupukea
After watching how scuba companies self-regulated their operations at Sharks Cove in Pupukea, the state Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has decided to write rules governing commercial activities in the area.
Prosecutors get crash case; Mormons plan more parking; Kahuku team to be honored; Business club plans luncheon; Events to urge use of library; Medical school grant renewed; Suspect held in stabbing
Big Isle nature preserve growing
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i is buying 1,800 acres of Big Island land to expand its Honomalino Preserve, a block of forest land and former pasture on the western slope of Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone.
Big Island takes step to counter drought
Despite yesterday's welcome rainfall, there are signs drought may be back on the Big Island with normally deep green lawns showing patches of light yellow and brown.
Roadwork perdition persists into 2001
Imagine my surprise after putting 2000 safely in moth balls when I read that the Year of Street Repair isn't over yet. It will roll merrily along Kalaniana'ole Highway.
New Year's won't be same for woman who lost auntie
Amy Entendencia, from Kane'ohe, is the niece of Lillian Herring, the woman who died in a house fire caused by fireworks on New Year's Eve. A letter from her, written as a loving remembrance, fills in some of the details of who Lillian Herring was.
Rare birds socializing again at Midway
The golden gooney, or short-tailed albatross, is expanding is numbers at Midway Atoll, but not through mating. The short-tailed albatross is among the most endangered seabirds in the world.
Fearless woman is one really cool hero
My latest hero is Miriam Abrin, a Nu'uanu resident who proved that a determined home-improvement do-it-yourselfer can be stronger than concrete, even stronger than phosphoric acid.