Thursday, March 05, 2015         

The Council Zoning Committee voted Thursday to delete mention of any development in Malaekahana from a planned revision of the Koolau Loa Sustainable Communities Plan. Story »

Mars once had an ocean that covered nearly one-fifth of its surface to a depth of maybe a mile, according to new research using Mauna Kea telescopes. Story »

Firefighters were responding to a two-alarm house fire in Manoa on Thursday night. Story »

 Bagless Target stores open in Kailua, Kahului
Target Corp. opened stores in Kailua and Kahului on Wednesday, bringing the total in the state to six for the Minneapolis-based retailer. The Kailua opening followed more than a two-year delay. Target renovated a 130,000-square-foot store at 345 Hahani St. previously occupied by Don Quijote. Story »
Man killed by plunge in escape identified, mourned

Friends of the man who died after escaping from police and falling off a bridge on the H-1 freeway were shocked to learn he was the victim, describing him as a loving father of his 3-year-old son, while his father said he had sought mental health help at a Waianae health center earlier that day.

Bloody man brings neighbor's body to lawyer's office

A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove — bloody and agitated — to his lawyer's office, where he said he had killed the man in self-defense.

Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

Ex-crewman recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane on golf course

Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to skillfully bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.

Former CNN correspondent's life lesson cost his left arm

For television science correspondent Miles O'Brien, seeing on film the aftermath of the fluke injury that resulted in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow proved more difficult than he had anticipated.

Disoriented hikers on a Moanalua Valley trail to be helped out

Fire rescue personnel were hiking to a couple in their 30s who got disoriented in low-lying clouds Thursday afternoon while hiking on a trail in Moanalua Valley.

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 Air Guard exercises will soar over Oahu 
Those who enjoyed the sight of Air Force fighters arcing over southern Oahu in January during the "Sentry Aloha" air combat exercise are about to get a second helping. Story »

 What's in Store: Indulge and relax at AUW fundraiser
Indulge and relax at AUW fundraiser • Namba to headline revamped luxe event • Isle senators laud designer Zamora • Tradition is theme of costume exhibit and more Story »
 Our View: Give tech workers contract freedom
The development of a thriving high-technology sector in Hawaii has been long on promise, short on results. Those who want to increase technology's tiny share of Hawaii's economy bemoan the difficulty in hiring and keeping qualified employees. Story »
 Zarkovic strengthens his mental approach
University of Hawaii setter Jennings Franciskovic is a volleyball mixologist who can accommodate any request. Even with all the options, outside hitter Siki Zarkovic usually orders "the usual." Story »
By Ewa Beach standards, it was a cold, drizzly and overcast day, but the Campbell baseball team and its fans got a dose of warmth and brightness from senior Ian Kahaloa. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago this Sunday. He knew the pilot who flew the plane that day, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, for decades. Story »

The Islamic State, the violent extremist group that espouses a return to a seventh-century caliphate, has been astonishingly successful at spreading its message using 21st-century social media, according to a study released Thursday. Story »


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