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Island Images

For Monday, November 14, 2011

By Star-Advertiser Photographers

LAST UPDATED: 1:52 a.m. HST, Nov 14, 2011

The first in a series of murals was unveiled Sunday outside Highway Inn in Waipahu with a blessing by M. Kalani Souza. The artwork, titled "'Ekahi," graces the exterior wall of the popular Hawaiian-food restaurant with historical and cultural images.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii honored Oahu Publications President and Publisher Dennis Francis, second from right, Sunday during its "Share-a-Night" Gala at the Sheraton Waikiki Hawaii Ballroom. Francis was recognized for a program he created that donates a portion of newspaper sales at McDonald's restaurants to the charity. About $2 million has been donated to date. Standing with Francis are Jerri Chong, left, and Richard Rand of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Peter Ingram of Hawaiian Air and Peter Ho of Bank of Hawaii.
CITY HALL TREE TOUCHES DOWN: City workers installed a 50-foot Norfolk pine tree on the Honolulu Hale lawn Thursday to serve as the centerpiece of the Honolulu City Lights display. The tree was donated by Joyce Aguirre of Kalama Valley and cut down Tuesday. Mayor Peter Carlisle will light the decorated tree at the official opening of the holiday festival on Dec. 3.
PASSING OF THE FLAG: Lt. Col. Michael P. Antonio, right, passed the Marine Corps Base Hawaii battle colors to incoming commander Col. Brian P. Annichiarico Thursday at a change-of-command ceremony. Antonio served as interim base commander after former commander Col. Jeffrey R. Woods was relieved of duty on Oct. 19.
State workers removed the last of 500 concrete barricades from Waikiki beaches Tuesday. The barricades were put in place for security during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which ended Sunday. Another 300 put up at Ko Olina, where meetings were held over the weekend.
SUPER-SIZED SHINERS: Dennis Loveland, his son Kaliko Loveland and Alex Ching show off some of the Honolulu city lights that they are preparing to string up at Honolulu Hale for its Christmas displays. The decorations are stored in a Pearl City warehouse.
SANTA TAKES HIS POSITION: Santa's not waiting for Thanksgiving to pass before taking up his usual spot overlooking Ala Moana Boulevard from the Ala Moana Center parking lot.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Maia Inouye, 4, left, and her sister Halle, 6, looked through books from Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii on Saturday during the fourth annual Kauikeaouli Literacy Fair in Kakaako. Their father, Thomas, helped them leaf through their selection. The fair, which also included keiki activities and entertainment, was sponsored by Kamehameha Schools and the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
TRIPLE EXPOSURE: Wailupe Beach Park was the scene in person, on canvas and now in print as Lisabongzee, an art student who goes by a single name, participated in a painting workshop Friday conducted by artist Lynne Boyer.
Four protesters stood in front of the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel on Thursday following the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao. Lifang Ge, left, and Furong Ai of Shanghai were talked to by security after protesting the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
TYKE ON A BIKE: Genshu Price, 3, got a little help from dad Mike Price at Kaimuki's Petrie Park on Sunday, his first day riding his bicycle without training wheels. Mike Price said Genshu had been riding a few weeks with the training wheels adjusted high, and Dad thought it was time to remove them completely.
A trio of fun-seekers took to the skies Sunday on the Cliff Hanger at the Kapolei Carnival, right. Brayden Suzuki, 9, waved at his family below while Taylor Hodne, 6, and her mother, Shelley Hodne, enjoyed the aerial views.
16-month-old Sydney Matsuda took on the Super Slide with her uncle, Sean Curnan. It was Sydney's first time down the slide.
PATHWAYS TO PEACE: Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Japan's Hiroshima Prefecture, visited the USS Arizona Memorial Saturday where he laid a wreath in memory of those who died in Japan's Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Honolulu. Daniel Martinez, chief historian of the memorial, stood with Yuzaki during a moment of silence. Later in the day Yuzaki visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The governor's travels are part of Hiroshima Prefecture's "A Hiroshima for Global Peace" plan, which promotes worldwide peace-building and nuclear abolition. On Friday, Yuzaki will travel to New York to visit the 9/11 Memorial.
HONORS ON THE HOME FRONT: U.S. Navy wife Malia Clemons shook hands with Navy League President Melvin Ing during a ceremony Friday honoring her and seven other recipients of the 2011 Hawaii Outstanding Military Spouse Award at Honolulu Hale. The awards honor spouses of service members deployed abroad, representing all military branches, who serve as volunteer communication and organizational focal points for deployed units.
TOILET TRAINING: Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who worked as a janitor at Mother Rice Preschool in the 1960s, took time out Thursday for a photograph in a bathroom that he used to clean. Abercrombie appeared at the Moiliili school to speak at the groundbreaking for the $3.2 million Center for Early Education and Development. The Kindergarten & Children's Aid Association Preschools of Hawaii will offer training in early childhood education and professional development for teachers at the facility, to be completed in August.
JUDGE SWORN IN: Karen Tooko Nakasone hugged Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald after being sworn in Tuesday as a Oahu Circuit Court judge at the Hawaii Supreme Court courtroom. Nakasone was a Honolulu deputy public defender since 1996 and has served as a trial and appellate lawyer.
A GOOD DAY FOR A LEI: Sigmund Oka received a lei from his wife, Gerri, Monday upon his promotion to assistant fire chief. Fire Chief Kenneth G. Silva announced the promotion, which is effective today.
ZOMBIE JAMBOREE: Washington Middle School sixth-grader Natalia Rolon, front right, participated in the dancing of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in the school's courtyard on Monday. About 180 students from social dance and drama classes participated in the dance.

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