Tuesday, January 27, 2015         

Australian golfer Robert Allenby says he has no memory of going to a strip club in Honolulu on the night he says he was kidnapped and mugged. Story »

Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc.'s, the energy company looking to buy Hawaiian Electric Industries, said Tuesday its fourth quarter profit was $884 million, or $2.00 per share, compared to $327 million, or 75 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing after a strong demand for renewable projects.  Story »

Former University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has received an invitation to participate in next month's National Football League scouting combine in Indianapolis. Story »

Dennis oda / doda@staradvertiser.comKaiser Local 5 members pass out leaflets at Kaiser's Hono­lulu Clinic on King Street about the looming layoffs of registered nurses. Cheryl Cabanero, left, takes a leaflet from Cindy Aban. Both are Kaiser medical assistants.
 Kaiser's plans for handling workers' strike still up in air
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is making contingency plans for a six-day strike by its nearly 1,900 union workers, or about 43 percent of its workforce.  Story »
Lava flow widens, but does not advance

The leading edge of a lava flow moving toward Pahoa widened, but did not advance overnight.

City rail finances occupy meeting

Extending the rail tax isneeded right now to keep Oahu's cash-strapped rail project out of serious jeopardy, Hono­lulu's mayor told a panel of state lawmakers Monday — part of his pitch to persuade them to lift the tax's sunset during this legislative session.

Kokua Line: UH presidents' residence used for events

Question: How is the University of Hawaii Manoa's College Hill, the large house near the Manoa campus that was previously used as the UH president's residence, used now? I don't think it's been used as the president's residence since 2009.

Incidental Lives: An island real estate tycoon repays fortune via Scouting

James Wong didn't necessarily need Scouting to achieve the success he's enjoyed as one of Hawaii's most influential real estate developers.

Local touches found in new Target store

Target Corp. is hoping to blend into the Kai­lua community. The Minneapolis-based retailer, which unveiled its 130,000-square-foot Windward Oahu store to reporters Monday, has already put up signs and displays with shelves ready to be filled with its typical merchandise as well as products from 30 different local vendors.

Health Options: Ginger powder, extracts may quell queasiness

Ginger is grown commercially in Hawaii, especially on the Big Island and Kauai. Certain microclimates in the islands are ideal for growing some of the world's highest-quality ginger. In addition to its culinary uses, there is a great deal of interest in its potential health benefits.

UH checking into pot-smoking charge

University of Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay confirmed the school is looking into an allegation that marijuana smoke in Riverside, Calif., rooms assigned to the men's basketball team was the cause of $500 in cleaning fees billed to the athletic department.

 4 survive rough seas an hour before rescue 
The survivors of a plane that ditched off Oahu had to hold a baby girl in heaving seas for more than an hour as they awaited rescue Sunday.  Story »
Gov. David Ige's first State of the State address to the Legislature on Monday painted broad strokes and offered only a smattering of details, but that was OKwith many of the folks who took in the 30-minute address. Story »

On Sunday night a 67-year-old homeless man named Sam slept on the pavement at the Wai­kiki Baptist Church.  Story »

Slack-key virtuoso Makana celebrates a milestone in his thoughtful career with a new double CD and exclusive performances for the Star-Advertiser. Story »
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 Good Fit: Flexibility exercises can keep muscles in balance
For Dr. Clayton Everline there's no better preparation for surfing than surfing. The real workout comes after a surf session. The North Shore surfer and orthopedist has a rigorous apres-surf stretching regimen designed to counteract the muscle imbalance that results from catching and riding a lot of waves. Story »
 Our View: Ige’s goals show caution to a fault
There are lots of lessons Gov. David Ige undoubtedly took away from his decisive victory over his predecessor, Neil Abercrombie, as to what mistakes he would not repeat. Judging by his first State of the State address delivered Monday at the state Capitol, one of the takeaways must have been: Don't overpromise.  Story »
 UH improved since UC Irvine spanking
Two weeks ago, the University of Hawaii men's volleyball team learned that being good is not always good enough. UC Irvine swept the Warriors, who hit .354, including .440 in the opening set. Story »
Miguel Angel Jimenez didn’t travel halfway around the globe just to win his second Champions Tour golf tournament in three tries. Spending another week in the island chain, Jimenez and his wife plan to see the sites, including the Kilauea Volcano and the recent eruption that’s plaguing the island community of Pahoa. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »

At a time when Western leaders are clamoring for greater powers to conduct covert surveillance, a prankster in Britain has turned the table on the watchers, securing a private cellphone number for a top intelligence chief and apparently making a separate phone call to the prime minister in his name, British officials acknowledged Monday. Story »

Should the state invest in a laptop or digital tablet for every public-school student and teacher?
Waikele Road Improvements To Relieve Traffic Jams
Aloha! We begin our legislative session this week, meeting for 60 working days over the course of the next 15 weeks or so, with adjournment scheduled for May 7. Read More »
Local Pageant Pro Vies For USA National Miss Preteen Title
Torres began her journey into the world of pageantry at the age of 5, after spotting a pretty pageant flier in the mail. Read More »

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