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For Thursday, May 26, 2011


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LAST UPDATED: 01:53 a.m. HST, May 26, 2011

Brandon De Cambra, 29, powered through the finishing stage of the track and field relays Sunday, the last day of the 2011 Special Olympics State Games at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The 29 foot sailboat "Enchantress" ran aground Friday night on the reef, inside the Rockpile surf break, fronting the Hilton Lagoon. Salvage operations were under way Saturday to remove the vessel. Above, workers from Parker Marine, the company conducting the salvage operation, remove the mast and sail off the reef.
Tiararaina Tei, above left, Jean Nishikawa and Dholore Aquino wove ti leaves into lei on Friday. Lei makers came to Honolulu Hale to sew lei that will be placed on veterans' gravestones at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl for Memorial Day on Monday.
Bea Shiroma strung together a lei Friday at Honolulu Hale.
FLAGS WAVE HIGH FOR GOLDEN AGE GAMES | Opening ceremonies were held Thursday evening for the 25th National Veterans Golden Age Games on Kuroda Field at Fort DeRussy. Pearl, left, and Roger Jacobson carried the Hawaii flag during the competitors’ Parade of Flags. More than 900 veterans ages 55 and older will compete in 14 events including swimming, golf and horseshoes. The games run today through Tuesday at locations around Oahu.
downed pole cuts power to 400 Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com About 400 customers lost power for several hours Wednesday in the Pensacola Street area after a utility pole fell on Hoolai Street, and about 120 remained without power into the night. The pole fell at about 1 p.m. Hawaiian Electric Co. had not yet determined what caused it to topple.
STUDENT-CENTERED GIFT | The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation gave $2 million to Sacred Hearts Academy for the construction of a $6 million student center to replace the 53-year-old cafeteria. R. Stevens Gilley, left, Ching Foundation president; John Tsui, foundation chairman; Peter Ng, foundation treasurer; Raymond Tam, foundation vice chairman-secretary; Ellena Igari, Sacred Hearts student; Betty White, head of school; foundation trustees Catherine Ching and Ken Okamoto; and Sister Regina Mary Jenkins, provincial superior, stand with a rendering of the center. The $2 million check is on the wall behind them.
Kin Kayak at keehi FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM Rosemary Chong, right, and her daughter, Lindsay Chong, paddled together in a tandem kayak along the Keehi Lagoon shoreline of Sand Island yesterday.
A couple of macaws made for a nice snapshot yesterday along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. According to nationalgeographic.com, these parrots live up to 60 years in the wild. There are 17 species of macaws, and the largest is the hyacinth, whose enormous wingspan is more than 4 feet.
LANDING A GOOD JOB | Stunt pilot Alan Miller neared a pickup truck driven by Clifford Kapololu and eventually landed on top as they sped 55-60 mph down the runway yesterday at Kalaeloa Airport.
It took a few tries to land the plane because of brisk crosswinds. Miller and Kapololu were practicing the stunt for the Hawaii Airshow Invitational next weekend at Kona Airport.
It took a few tries to land the plane because of brisk crosswinds. Miller and Kapololu were practicing the stunt for the Hawaii Airshow Invitational next weekend at Kona Airport.
It took a few tries to land the plane because of brisk crosswinds. Miller and Kapololu were practicing the stunt for the Hawaii Airshow Invitational next weekend at Kona Airport.
It took a few tries to land the plane because of brisk crosswinds. Miller and Kapololu were practicing the stunt for the Hawaii Airshow Invitational next weekend at Kona Airport.
SWELL RIDES WITH MORE TO COME | A kayaker who surfed off Sand Island yesterday will have more chances for good rides as forecasts are that small south swells will grace the islands through the weekend and into next week before large waves arrive.
STANDING IN THE SHADOW OF PROGRESS | A construction worker was framed Thursday amid the steel beams of a new building annex at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at Kakaako Waterfront Park.





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