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By Brian Sullam | October 9, 1991
George C. Daniel's luck ran out, appropriately enough, on Friday, Sept. 13.That was the day that Dr. Daniel, a former National Institutes of Health endocrinologist who has been a fugitive from justice for the past 3 1/2 years, got into a dispute with a Honolulu hotel clerk and his life on the run came to an end.Until then he had managed to visit 22 countries, marry his girlfriend, have a child, sell five properties in the Washington area and settle his...
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2010
Terrence Lakin is one of the fervent band of Americans who doubt that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. The catch is that Lakin is an Army lieutenant colonel who refused to report for deployment to Afghanistan because he questions Obama's credentials to serve as commander in chief. Lakin, a flight surgeon, pleaded guilty before a military court at Fort Meade on Tuesday to a charge that included not meeting with a superior when ordered to do so and not reporting to duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
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By Susan Sullam | April 10, 1991
Honolulu -- AFTER SPENDING a school year away from Baltimore, our family has come to appreciate what few people realize Baltimore city's public schools can offer -- namely, a top-rate education for bright students that, academically at least, often rivals private schools.That's not to say Baltimore's public schools even come close to adequately educating the majority of students. With a 50 percent dropout rate, low test scores and chronic lack of resources, Baltimore's failures are well documented.
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | December 31, 2008
Kaleo Kina hit a pair of free throws with 7.3 seconds to play to give Navy an 81-80 victory over Longwood last night. The Lancers (6-8) had gone ahead 80-79 on a basket by Kevin Swecker with 11 seconds to play, wiping out a seven-point Navy (9-4) lead with 2:41 to play. After Swecker's basket, Kina drove the lane and was fouled by Billy Robinson. Saint Louis 81, UMBC 60:: Tommie Liddell III had 19 points and six assists, helping the Billikens beat the Retrivers for their sixth straight victory at home.
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By Ellen Uzelac and Ellen Uzelac,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 7, 1991
HONOLULU -- The ghostly silhouette of the USS Arizona lies just below the water's glassy green surface, bleeding a gallon of oil a day into Pearl Harbor.Every day, 4,000 visitors take the short boat ride to the gleaming white memorial that spans the sunken ship -- a shrine, cemetery and tourist attraction all in one.The signs that guide tourists are in Japanese and English. Several of the publications sold in the bookstore were printed in Japan. At the Arizona Memorial a few days ago, a Japanese man left this message on a comment card:"War is cruel," he wrote.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | July 12, 1992
In the basement of Les and Kas Nakamura's home, Laka the hula goddess presides.Represented by a block of softwood wrapped in yellow tapa VTC cloth, Laka sits on her altar next to the wooden figure of Lono the god of life and a bunch of ilima flowers, three conch shells and an unopened bottle of 86-proof Hawaiian whiskey.Nobody drinks the booze, and "we do not pray to the hula goddess," said Ms. Nakamura. Her hula school, Hawaii Aloha Luau Services in Pasadena, doesn't endorse drinking or any religion.
FEATURES
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 12, 1996
The historic Hawaii Theater in Honolulu reopened Friday after a 10-year, $21 million restoration.Nicknamed the Pride of the Pacific when it first opened in 1922, the Beaux-Arts theater, which originally seated 1,700, was designed by the San Francisco firm of Emory & Webb. It has been renovated by Malcolm Holzman of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates of New York.Among the refurbished hall's features are an enlarged stage area, an expanded orchestra pit and new lighting, sound and projection systems.
NEWS
June 26, 2003
JOYCE ANN HERMINAU, 50, of Honolulu, formerly of Baltimore and New Orleans, died June 24, 2003. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Educational Specialist with the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu. Survived by her sister, Paula Grace Herminau Hodges and nieces Rachel Hodges Lau and Alison Hodges Taite. Memorial Services on July 1 at 7:30 PM at the Newman Center on the University of Hawaii Campus, 1941 East-West Road. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association of Honolulu.
NEWS
September 3, 1997
Ronald Bittner, the 55-year-old Frontier Corp. chairman and former chief executive officer, died Sunday in Canandaigua, N.Y., two weeks after announcing he was leaving his post because of cancer. He spent his entire career at the Rochester-based telecommunications company. He joined the company in 1963, becoming chief executive officer in 1992 and chairman of Frontier's board in 1993.Shizuka Owada, 93, the grandmother of Princess Masako and the mother of the Japanese ambassador to the United Nations, died yesterday in Tokyo, a spokesman for the Imperial Household Agency said.
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March 1, 2008
BEN CHAPMAN, 79 Actor, veteran Ben Chapman, a decorated Korean War veteran and real estate executive best known for playing the title character in the 1954 horror film Creature From the Black Lagoon, died at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu on Feb. 21. His son, Ben Chapman III of Honolulu, confirmed the death. Mr. Chapman's role as the Gill Man made him a favorite on the collectibles and science-fiction circuit. Creature was released in 1954, when Mr. Chapman was a contract player at Universal Studios.
TRAVEL
By Carla Correa | December 7, 2008
Honolulu, on Hawaii's island of Oahu, is a city rich in both history and beauty. Sixty-seven years ago today, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, killing nearly 2,400 people and wounding more than 1,000. Jan. 17 will mark the 115th anniversary of the bloodless coup in which American colonists overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy. And on Jan. 20, more history will be made: The Honolulu-born Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th U.S. president. If you want to experience some of Honolulu's beauty, head to Waikiki Beach for white sand and cerulean ocean.
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March 1, 2008
BEN CHAPMAN, 79 Actor, veteran Ben Chapman, a decorated Korean War veteran and real estate executive best known for playing the title character in the 1954 horror film Creature From the Black Lagoon, died at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu on Feb. 21. His son, Ben Chapman III of Honolulu, confirmed the death. Mr. Chapman's role as the Gill Man made him a favorite on the collectibles and science-fiction circuit. Creature was released in 1954, when Mr. Chapman was a contract player at Universal Studios.
SPORTS
January 14, 2008
HONOLULU -- Every shot brought a tough decision. Every swing brought an unpredictable result. K.J. Choi never imagined having to work so hard in paradise, even with a four-stroke lead in the Sony Open. When he finally calmed his nerves and his putting stroke, however, he wound up as the champion. Choi survived the blustery conditions at Waialae and a spirited charge by Rory Sabbatini, closing with a 1-over-par 71 for a three-shot victory yesterday that put him in elite company. It was Choi's fourth straight year with a PGA Tour win, joining Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh with active streaks that long.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | December 19, 2007
In what could come as a surprise, the Ravens have nearly as many Pro Bowl players as wins this season. At the NFL all-star event Feb. 10 in Honolulu, free safety Ed Reed, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and linebacker Ray Lewis will represent the Ravens (4-10). The Ravens have the second-most Pro Bowl selections among teams with losing records (only the Chicago Bears have more) and have more picks than playoff contenders Cleveland, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and the New York Giants. The Pro Bowl teams are made up of the consensus of votes from fans, players and coaches.
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By Mark Silva and Mark Silva,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 22, 2006
HONOLULU -- The young airman who escorted reporters from Hickam Air Force Base said his wife, in particular, was excited to see President Bush touch down with Air Force One. "She's from Texas," he explained. "It's like seeing a rock star." The president isn't much of a rock star in the States these days, with his public approval ratings near an all-time low, his party preparing to relinquish control of Congress in January and his administration facing fateful questions about the course of the war in Iraq.
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By New York Times News Service | October 16, 2006
HONOLULU --A strong earthquake rippled through the Hawaiian Islands yesterday, shaking residents and tourists from their sleep, knocking out electrical power to several areas and triggering a landslide that rained boulders and other debris on the major highway of the largest island. The U.S. Geological Survey said that the main quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 and that there had been at least a dozen aftershocks, including one that measured 5.8. Officials rated it the largest to hit Hawaii since a magnitude-6.
NEWS
September 13, 1997
The Rev. Abraham Akaka, 80, who was pastor of the large Kawaiahao Church for 28 years and one of Hawaii's best known religious leaders, died Wednesday in Honolulu.Edward Nakamura, 74, a retired Hawaii state Supreme Court associate justice, died Thursday in Honolulu.Milton Rubincam, 88, called "the dean of American genealogists" by the Smithsonian Institution, died Tuesday in Washington of complications related to diabetes.George Louis Schaefer, 76, a five-time Emmy winner who produced or directed nearly 100 TV productions over six decades, died Wednesday in Los Angeles.
NEWS
November 18, 2000
Russ Conway, 75, a British pianist known as the "Prince Charming of Pop" who sold more than 30 million records in the 1950s and '60s, died Thursday at a hospital in Eastbourne, southern England, his spokesman Michael Thornton said. He had cancer. The pianist had 17 consecutive hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and won a silver disc when his record "Roulette" topped 250,000 sales -- a total rapidly equaled by three other hits, "Sidesaddle," "China Tea" and "Snow Coach." Conway's formal piano education consisted of one lesson at age 4. He left school at 14 and got work in a lawyer's office.
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By KIRSTEN SCHARNBERG and KIRSTEN SCHARNBERG,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 5, 2006
HONOLULU -- The plans, detailed and terrifying, are for the worst-case scenario. One section of this city's bustling, tourist-filled airport could be converted into an emergency quarantine station for patients suspected of carrying avian influenza. Air filters would kick on to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. Medical personnel entering the quarantine area would wear protective suits. As avian flu continues to spread across the globe, health officials are paying close attention to Hawaii, the nation's gateway to Asia and the state where some experts believe the much-feared H5N1 virus could first be detected on American soil.
FEATURES
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2003
It was the last Saturday night in a world that was about to be suddenly and irrevocably changed by the agony and death of war. Rose Acker recalls Dec. 6, 1941, as a balmy Saturday night in Hawaii, not untypical weather for that time of the year. She and her husband, James Mandris, an architect, always played bridge with several other couples on Saturday nights at tables set up in the living room of their small white cottage. They resided on Spencer Street in the Makiki neighborhood in the foothills above Honolulu, where they had a clear view of Pearl Harbor, some nine miles away, and the naval vessels that rode at anchor.
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