Saturday, December 20, 2014         


Hawaii Direct Mail
Fewer people had to make their way to the unemployment office on Punchbowl Street as the jobless rate in Hawaii fell last month to its lowest level since January 2009.
 Hawaii jobless rate among best in nation
Unemployment rates fell in 41 states, including Hawaii, in November and were unchanged in six more, reflecting healthy job gains across the country, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department. Story »
Bob's Big Bear Diner, a sort of reincarnation of the long-lamented Bob's Big Boy in Mapuna­puna, has closed. But its owners and staff hope to revive it. Story »

More than 61,000 T-Mobile customers in Hawaii could get refunds under a $90 million settlement announced Friday over unauthorized charges on phone bills. Story »

Imagine being so good that you get fan letters from Hollywood royalty including Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner and actor-turned-president Ronald Reagan. Story »

You finally get home after grocery shopping and you suddenly hear your grandson shout, "Papa, your foot is bleeding!" You turn your eyes to the floor in disbelief only to realize that your foot is indeed bloody and that you have left a trail of blood all along your kitchen floor. Story »

A year ago, I wrote about how a local boy saved first lady Bess Truman from falling into the Hudson River while boarding the USS Missouri. This week, I have another story of Harry and Bess Truman, who spent a month vacationing on Coconut Island in Kaneohe Bay in 1953. Story »

Every December we're overwhelmed with advertisements for bling and distracted in so many ways. It's easy to forget the greatest blessing is good health. With that in mind, we decided it was time to look at a device that could actually help us stay fit by tracking daily activity. Story »

Bill "Billy V" Van Osdol, "Mento" Mele Apana and their "Na‘au Therapy" morning show on KINE-FM 105.1 have left the building, and were succeeded by Dave Lancaster and "Sista" Sherry Clifton, the former morning team on sister-station KRTR-FM 96.3. Story »

“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to tackle, please email it to business@star- advertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

Nation & World

2014 FBWA Kimona Ball
Filipino Business Women’s Association Foundation hosted its 2014 Kimona Ball at Dole Cannery Ballroom. Read More »
RECIPE: Wasabi Mustard Potato Salad
For your next luau or office potluck, make this recipe and make some new friends. There is a new potato salad in town — and here it is. Read More »

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