Sunday, September 14, 2014         


 Lanai High School fields its first football squad in generations  
A bunch of lads in gray uniforms, green-and-white numbers, purple tape and black helmets played a historic football game here Saturday morning. High school football is back on the island of about 3,100 residents for the first time in 61 years. Story »
A spate of police-involved shootings this summer — two of them fatal — has raised questions about procedures and training at the Honolulu Police Department. In back-to-back cases a week apart, drivers in their 50s were killed in close range by multiple shots from July 24 to Aug. 6. Story »

Palama Settlement is looking into redeveloping its 6.2-acre campus that has long served the Kalihi-Palama community. Brian Takahashi of Architects Hawaii Ltd. said the organization has flexibility in terms of space on how it wants to renew its heavily used facilities.  Story »

Five candidates are being considered to replace longtime University of Hawaii-Maui College Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto, who is retiring at the end of October. Sakamoto has worked in the UH system for more than 40 years. Story »

Former congressman Charles Djou says he is the only candidate for Congress who would be able to change minds and persuade fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill to end a stalemate over federal recognition for Native Hawaiians. Story »

The stars come out for the premiere of the show's fifth season at Sunset on the Beach Story »

Kilauea Volcano's June 27th lava flow continues to burn through forest near the western boundary of Kaohe Homesteads — but at a significantly slower rate. However, it was less than 200 yards away from the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. Story »

Criminology experts and critics of the Honolulu Police Department say the lack of transparency in its investigation of police wrongdoing, particularly in the use of lethal force, is troubling and independent oversight is needed. Story »

The federal government has lost confidence that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation will finish construction of its commuter rail on time. A new government report says there's a 50 percent chance that the project will be done by the end of 2019. Story »

The voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia are on Swains Island this weekend after strong winds led navigators to detour from the original plan of journeying to Fakaofo, Tokelau. Story »

For Sunday, September 14, 2014
South shore swells build during advisory • 10-acre fire under control on Valley Isle • Council pushes to let victims testify via video
For Sunday, September 14, 2014
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For Sunday, September 14, 2014
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
For Sunday, September 14, 2014
Suspect charged in Wahiawa stabbing • Sound of gunshots leads to man's arrest • Man held in assault on vehicle passenger
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Judy Christensen Beane • Taming Chen-Chung • Harold Ching • Marie Martha Fox • Abigail Kailipanio Pahia Gutcher • Sally Hisami Heirakuji • Eiko Yokoyama Hew Len • Shizue Higashi • Mamoru Hirata • Toshie Hishinuma • and more
While I sat at the bus stop in Haleiwa — pretty well beat from having ridden my bicycle from the Hygienic Store in Kahaluu — I turned and looked away from the roadway, and a tired glance introduced me to the Waialua Courthouse.  Story »

 Island Images

When Kaimuki Middle School health teacher Minette Fernandez collapsed with heart failure in the middle of class in May, her students knew exactly what to do. Thanks to their quick action in calling 911, paramedics arrived just in time to save Fernandez's life.  Story »

Question: Whatever happened to proposed changes in state law on the use of cellphones while driving? Story »

Last spring in Tahiti, while preparing my sailboat for a South Pacific cruise, I took a break to go snorkeling with a little girl I met in the marina. The 9-year-old and I had a fine swim, and afterward we walked the beach, looking at the variety of objects the ocean had washed up.  Story »

Question: At Saturday's UH-Oregon State football game at Aloha Stadium, two groups of intoxicated people were close to fighting in Section K in the first quarter. Police eventually arrived, but left without action. They came back in the second quarter to eject a couple of people. Story »

The primary election was a lesson in comeuppance as we "flASHback" on August's news that amused and confused: Story »

A rule of good management is to never let anybody get comfortable in a bad situation. That's why the City Council was right to rein in the homeless overrunning Waikiki by giving police tools to clear the sidewalks and control urinating and defecating in public spaces. Story »

There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics.  Story »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »


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