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                                James “Jim” Leavelle is a Pearl Harbor survivor and former Dallas homicide detective. He was escorting Lee Harvey Oswald through the basement of Dallas police headquarters when Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby. That’s him to Oswald’s right in the classic photo above. He was a sailor on the USS Whitney in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

Pearl survivor also withstood Oswald’s shooting

Updated on  December 8, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Pearl survivor also withstood Oswald’s shooting

Updated on  December 8, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Newswatch

Maui singer’s album nominated for Grammy

A debut album by a little-known Maui singer-songwriter is Hawaii’s lone entry in the regional roots album category of the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 10:56 pm

911 Report

Spree suspect did time for similar crime

A 37-year-old Oahu man, arrested after allegedly going on a crime spree in the Kahala area, was convicted in 2011 for similar crimes but given a break by the judge. Read More
Updated on  December 8, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics

Each Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. Read More
Updated on  December 3, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Kokua Line

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Electric vehicles with an electric vehicle license plate affixed may use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of how many people are in the car.

HOV lane requires 2 people at rush hour, with exceptions

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Electric vehicles with an electric vehicle license plate affixed may use high-occupancy vehicle lanes regardless of how many people are in the car.

Updated on  December 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm
Question: I have some questions about the HOV lane on Kalanianaole Highway, if that’s what it’s called. Is the HOV for cars with a minimum of two people? Read More

Lee Cataluna

Ige nearly incoherent in defense of meddling

So much for transparency. The windows are shut, the blinds are drawn and there are only fumbled denials when anyone knocks and ask questions. Read More
Updated on  December 8, 2016 at 10:26 pm

Incidental Lives

Determined youth quits his past to be a better man

The proof of Triston Sarte’s growth over the last couple of years comes not only in the positive steps he’s taken to better himself but also in hard truths he’s been willing to confront. Read More
Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 12:32 am

fl(ASH)back

A November ‘beyond a lot of our imaginations’

Facts of the Matter

COURTESY RICHARD BRILL
                                The apparent size difference in the full moon at apogee and perigee is about 12 percent, but the difference in brightness is about 30 percent.

Many factors affect moon’s trip around Earth

COURTESY RICHARD BRILL
                                The apparent size difference in the full moon at apogee and perigee is about 12 percent, but the difference in brightness is about 30 percent.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm
Just about everyone knows that the moon orbits Earth once every month. What we do not commonly know is that the moon’s orbit is not circular; it is elliptical. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Isle GOP has only itself to blame for poor showing

With the Republican takeover of Washington, D.C., the local GOP is crying about Hawaii being out of step because of our all-Democratic congressional delegation. Yes, Hawaii would probably benefit from having a Republican voice on Capitol Hill, as the late U.S. Sen. Hiram Fong and former U.S. Rep. Pat Saiki once provided. Read More

Skywatch

December’s full moon to be a little less ‘super’

The “super” full moon of Nov. 13-14 was in fact the closest full moon since 1948. While the full moon of Dec. 13 is still referred to as a supermoon, it’s barely in the club. Read More
Updated on  November 26, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Ocean Watch

Some reef encounters captured in blink of eye

One of the pleasures of being home after an adventure is sorting photos of the trip. But as I go through pictures of my recent sailing trip in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, I’m also enjoying the images my mind took when it was too dark or too distant to shoot, or when I didn’t feel like looking at something marvelous through a lens. Read More
Updated on  November 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm