Jenna Costa broke down and cried when she heard her family had been selected for this year's Adopt-A-Family program, which would provide Christmas presents for her children and a holiday dinner.
Predicting where the June 27 lava flow will go next is a fluid undertaking. In addition to the original topography of the landscape affected by lava flows, workers with Hawaii County Civil Defense must consider changes made to the topography by the hardened lava left on the surface and how that will alter future flows.
Navy Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift was nominated Thursday to become the next commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the Pentagon announced.
The exotic birds are long gone and the jungle has reclaimed much of Paradise Park since the Manoa Valley visitor attraction closed in 1994. But new life -- including manicured gardens, hula shows and luaus -- could return to the site under a $15 million redevelopment plan by the park's old operator.
Magicians have been entertaining people for centuries with skills that transcend barriers of language and culture. Japanese magician Yasu Ishida is a perfect example of this: He can take a traditional Japanese bamboo mat and reshape it into a large fish.
At Molokai's Parade of Lights, Christmas exuberance is expressed in delightfully unexpected ways. One year, a float featured a whole pig cooking on a rotisserie. Another year, spectators oohed and aahed at the menagerie on an entry.
On Saturday night, the Rainbow Warriors did the unbelievable when wideout Marcus Kemp seized a 20-yard pass as time expired for a 37-35 comeback victory over UNLV at Aloha Stadium.