As the helicopter descended beneath a thick band of clouds, conservation worker Michael Ade scanned the horizon of a dense native Hawaiian forest, looking for an old base camp where he and another worker would spend several days eradicating the latest alien plant invader — a pampas grass called Cortaderia jubata.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Staff Sgt. Alvis Taylor, an 18-year-old Army medic stationed at Schofield Barracks, literally plunged into the horror of war when he jumped into the waters of Pearl Harbor to retrieve the dead and dying.
An Ala Moana resident who recently returned from the Philippines described the devastation in Tacloban as a scene from an apocalypse movie: overturned cars, flattened structures, and toppled trees and utility poles.
Mike Sen had been retired for a couple months from Honolulu-based Senetics when the Bank of China came calling for help. The country's third-largest bank had a problem. Its main vault door at a repository in an unmarked building in Shanghai could barely budge, and it was taking three people to open it instead of one.
The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii has an extensive section of its website devoted to the issue of rising sea levels (http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/coasts/sealevel/).
Kamehameha's Alohi Robins-Hardy took a break from volleyball in each of the past two summers. Opponents probably wish she would have taken the fall off, as well.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. » A 13-0 run with five minutes remaining highlighted a 51-point second half for Hawaii, leading to a 76-66 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night.