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Tuesday, September 23, 2014         

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 Finding the hidden numbers
Part of the fun of watching “Lost” was dissecting each episode for obscure clues and motifs referencing the show’s overarching mythology.  Story »
From the shores of Mokuleia to the jungle of Wai­kiki and the verdant valleys of Windward Oahu, 12 hardy souls trekked to all eight locations in our "Get Lost" photo contest celebrating the 10th anniversary of the premiere of the ABC hit television series. Story »

Those who found themselves taking our "Lost" challenge used these clues. Answers are given in parentheses. Story »

Make your own scary movie in the annual Halloween Video Contest sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now; or spin your most haunting tale of horror and the supernatural in the our annual Halloween Fiction Contest. Story »

Considering the list of medical challenges Jesse Jones faces on a daily basis, it would be natural to assume he doesn't get around much. For the past 12 years, he has been fed through a tube inserted into his abdomen.  Story »

Best Fall Fair: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Road, with crafts, baked goods, food, rummage sale, collectibles and more. Call 681-3471 or email ewacommchurch@gmail.com. Story »

For Friday, September 19, 2014
'The Gifted' • 'Iceman' • University of Hawaii vs. Colorado • Royal Shakespeare Company: 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' • 'David Bowie Is' • National Theatre Live: 'Medea'
Several individuals and groups devoted to social justice issues will be honored at The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii's 12th annual Community Awards celebration and banquet. The event will feature the theme "Transformation to a Better World" and the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy. Story »

The Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu has named Kristin Leandro as director of its safe-environment and charter compliance program, which is responsible for overseeing adults who have frequent contact with minors and investigating child abuse allegations, among other duties. Story »

Columns
You could say that Errol and Nancy Rubin aren't afraid of heights, given that their garden is basically a straight climb up more than 125 steps. Their multilevel home in Enchanted Lake, Kailua, is right up against a large hillside.  Story »

By now you probably saw headlines about a new study that links artificial sweeteners with promoting obesity, disrupting blood-sugar control and increasing the risk of developing diabetes. Story »

It's time again for the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival, the true foodie extravaganza that spans six days and three islands. The list of participating chefs is incredible and impressive. Story »

 On the Scene


Ten years ago the cast of the mind-blowing ABC drama "Lost" could walk through Waikiki unrecognized, save for Dominic Monaghan because he was in "The Lord of the Rings."  Story »

Last month we looked back at the Hawaiians' inaugural football season of 1974, and several readers wrote to tell me of their fondness for the team and the mementos they still have to this day. Story »

While we are all familiar with the mushrooms we find in our grocery stores, I hear concern from home gardeners surrounding mushrooms and other fungi in our backyards.  Story »

Bromeliads are interesting, diverse and unusual plants with varieties ranging from the wispy Spanish moss to the huge Vriesea imperialis to the one edible bromeliad: the pineapple. Story »

Kim Springer never thought adopting a dog was going to help lower her cholesterol and get her into better shape.  Story »

Knee Deep Brewing Co. has built its brand on big, bold, incredibly hop-forward beers. The tiny brewery located in Auburn, Calif., in the Sierra Nevada foothills has quickly captured the hearts of hop-loving craft beer enthusiasts around the country. Story »

Certain food cravings and memories that endure over time cannot be sated, for whatever reason -- a restaurant closure, for example, or the passing of a generation of cooks who held the family's secret recipes. Story »

The plate lunches at Rainbow Drive-In fall firmly in the category of not-broke-don't-fix. Change is unnecessary for purposes of taste or economics (Rainbow already moves 1,600 to 1,800 plate lunches every day, thank you very much). But growth, that's OK.  Story »

When the first large wave of Portuguese immigrants arrived in 1878, they brought a distinctive cuisine that bears Mediterranean influences and incorporates a variety of spices such as chilies, coriander, cinnamon and saffron.  Story »

As a child, I ate sheets of teriyaki-flavored nori by the dozens. Green flecks lived in my teeth. I'd try to get non-Japanese friends to eat some, but I think they assumed I was crazy to eat stuff that was considered fish food.  Story »

Excellent performances by the late James Gandolfini, in his final role, and by Tom Hardy give "The Drop," a violent, dark, crime drama, a knockout punch.  Story »

Filmmaker Christopher K.T. Bright, grandson of Ron and Mo Bright, has landed his first film festival for his short film, "Tsuru," which deals with the World War II internment camp experience. Story »

"Friend 2," the sequel to Korea's 2001 box office hit "Friend," was released on DVD in the United States on Tuesday. Story »

Download-only releases are the way many people buy music these days but the traditional hard-copy CD still gives an artist's work an additional level of credibility. Story »

Imagine a Waikiki with considerably fewer coconut palm trees. If the coconut rhinoceros beetle, a native of Southeast Asia, establishes a population in Waikiki, that could become a very real scenario, according to Rob Curtiss, acting plant pest control branch manager for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.  Story »


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