Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pearl Harbor vets mark 69th anniversary, Judge Samuel P. King dead at 94, hydrogen stations by 2015, Kauai government goes online, LUC denies Kona project, Honolulu Marathon gears up, more Hawaii news

Where they once raced frantically to survive fire and bombs, the Pearl Harbor survivors who returned yesterday on the 69th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack lingered at a new $56 million visitor center, retold war stories, relished the camaraderie of other veterans -- and wondered if they would make it back again. Star-Advertiser.

Tuesday was the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. About 2,500 people attended the ceremony. KITV4.

A new $56 million visitor center has been dedicated at Pearl Harbor to mark 69 years since the attack that traumatized a nation. Associated Press.

Before dawn, 69 years ago today, six Japanese carriers launched 181 planes in the first wave of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Hawaii Reporter.

Nearly 1,000 Hawaii Marines and sailors made it home tonight, just in time for the holidays. KHON2.

General Motors Co. and a Hawaii gas company are creating an underground network to pipe fuel to hydrogen cars in Honolulu by 2015. Associated Press.

Samuel Pailthorpe King, a federal judge for nearly four decades who distinguished the courtroom with his wit and wisdom and who co-authored the "Broken Trust" essay that helped transform Bishop Estate, died yesterday at Kuakini Medical Center. Star-Advertiser.

Long-time US District Court Judge Samuel P. King died this afternoon. KHON2.

Judge Samuel P. King, who served as a state and federal judge in Hawaii for more than 50 years, died Tuesday at Kuakini Medical Center after suffering a head injury earlier in the day. Hawaii News Now.

One of Hawaii’s oldest and most respected judges who still worked on court cases in his advanced age died Tuesday. KITV4.

Senior U.S. District Judge Samuel Pailthorpe King, 94, was one of Hawaii’s brightest stars. Hawaii Reporter.

The organizers of next year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum are facing the daunting challenge of meeting the many varied requirements of the gathering and the 10,000 participants who will attend. Associated Press.

The Gemini Telescope on Mauna Kea is getting a 1,000-gallon diesel storage tank and underground earthquake sensors. Tribune-Herald.

The new governor inherited the burden of at least a dozen class action lawsuits that were filed against the state under previous administrations. Civil Beat.

In her years as an educator, activist and politician's wife, Nancie Caraway has developed a well-deserved reputation as an outspoken advocate on behalf of the causes she champions. Star-Advertiser.

It should come as no surprise that Maui's legislators, Democrats except for one, would welcome the inauguration of a Democratic governor after eight years with a Republican in Washington Place. Maui News.

Former Gov. Linda Lingle has unveiled a new website that chronicles her eight years as the state's chief executive. Associated Press.

Thousands of runners from around the world will be gathering on Oahu over the next few days...to participate in Sunday's Honolulu Marathon. KHON2.

The Honolulu Marathon has lost one of its key sponsors, Nike. KITV4.

Hotel occupancy rates throughout Hawaii have continued to rise compared to a year ago, while average room rates declined slightly. Associated Press.

Officials announced Tuesday that starting today the county will begin online streaming of Kaua‘i County Council meetings, Planning and Police commission meetings, and Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s weekly show, “Together We Can.” Garden Island.

Voters from Ewa Beach to Makaha should be receiving ballots in the mail later this week. They will choose their new representative on the Honolulu council, filling the seat vacated by Todd Apo. KITV4.

People flying in from Honolulu today must be thinking they brought the traffic to Hilo with them. Tribune-Herald.

The deep division in Laie over plans to rezone agricultural land around Brigham Young University-Hawaii -- allowing shops, churches and "affordable" homes -- spilled out last night when hundreds of people packed Kahuku High and Intermediate Schools' cafeteria wearing powder blue T-shirts in support of development and green T-shirts urging "Keep the Country Country." Star-Advertiser.

State land use commissioners shot down a request to reconsider a North Kona land classification change while beefing up their ruling against the project. West Hawaii Today.

While frustrated residents have built up a cache of large metal materials needing to be recycled, the county’s temporary program is almost done – but with a lot of success. Molokai Dispatch.

Got a knack for numbers? A head for business? A new report shows some of the hot jobs in Hawaii for 2011. Hawaii News Now.

Pledging to tackle Hawaii County's financial challenges, County Council Chairman Dominic Yagong and eight fellow lawmakers started their two-year term Monday. Tribune-Herald.

"The elections are pau; the future is now."A new Hawaii County Council was inaugurated Monday with much fanfare before about 300 people at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. West Hawaii Today.

One of the most dangerous places to cross the street in Central Maui, ironically, is at Maui Memorial Medical Center, according to planners looking for ways to improve health and safety by improving pedestrian and bicycle pathways in the region. Maui News.

Soon the Kaua‘i Fire Department will have an important tool to expedite search and rescue operations. Garden Island.

Parks and Rec Director Returns Home. Molokai Dispatch.

The Billabong Pipe Masters, the third and final jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, will commence tomorrow morning in perfect timing with the arrival of a new swell. Thursday also looks promising for a second consecutive day of competition. Hawaii Independent.