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For Friday, February 14, 2014


The Honolulu Star-Advertiser presented Big Brothers, Big Sisters with a $60,000 check Wednesday, money collected as part of the newspaper’s Subscriber Donation Program. From left, Dave Kennedy, Star-Advertiser senior vice president/marketing; Vina Diep, 2014 Big Sister of the Year; Dennis Francis, Star-Advertiser president and publisher; Alex Fergus, 2014 Big Brother of the Year; and Dennis Brown, president and chief executive officer of Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Jackson Keenan tried to beat the throw to first baseman Joseph Hearn during practice Monday at Kapiolani Park of the Wai-Kahala Phillies of the Wai-Kahala Athletic Club. They’re in the Mustang Division, which is for players ages 9 to 11.
Woodcarver Maile Niu stood outside his Kaneohe gallery Wednesday with some carvings that will be finished within the month. His works are shipped all over the country.
A curious rooster came to call upon a Shih Tzu on Tuesday as the pup stood guard over its napping master near the Ala Wai Golf Course.
A woman and child walked across Beretania Street near Manoa on Sunday beneath a variety of overhead lines.
Four-year-olds Jolie Taura, left, and Tyson Iga crawled through a tunnel to play in a plastic bubble surrounded by water in the Rainforest Adventures exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Center on Sunday. Hawaii Dental Service held “Tooth Fairy Fun Day,” offering free admission to the first 500 HDS members, discounted admission thereafter, free dental screening, and games about dental care.
Larry Bruiser of Seckonderry Market set up a display case Saturday at the 24th Annual Hawaii Collectors Expo at Blaisdell Center. The expo continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Faith Ito of Maui helped her grandson Caden Kita­gawa, 2, decorate a plastic tooth with stickers.
Misako Apana, left, and Sho Kaneda took pictures for newlyweds Takeshi and Sayaka Kuboi of Japan Wednesday as the sun set at Ala Moana Beach Park.
The sun tried to peek through clouds Friday as a helicopter flew over the Kaka­ako area.
A Kakaako building’s mirrored exterior turned a construction crane into a curvy design Friday.
A construction worker guided building materials into place Friday at the construction site of 801 South St. in Kaka­ako.
Natalie Garcia paused to enjoy the sunset Wednesday on the calm water off Ala Moana Beach Park. Her mother, Melissa, waiting on the beach, said it was her daughter’s first try at stand-up paddling. They are visiting from Portland, Ore.
Members of the Saint Louis School baseball team gathered together before they started practice at Manoa District Park on Wednesday in preparation for the start of the baseball season. Their first game is against Mid-Pacific Institute on March 5.
The sun appeared Tuesday morning and highlighted the Koolau Mountains while a layer of clouds rested on the top. Then in another hour, rain broke over Kaneohe.
Central Union Church thrift shop employee Ellen Heid, left, showed some used books to John Fodvra, who was visiting from Michigan, on Wednesday. The shop’s stock comprises donated goods ranging from beds to beads, Heid said, with proceeds going toward scholarships. The store is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sakuya and Chisa Yamamoto found plenty of vacation fun playing with a fountain Tuesday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Tapa Tower in Waikiki.
Mililani Mauka Elementary fifth-graders Casey Morishige, left, and Paige Ho congratulated Kaneohe Elementary fourth-grader Zai Tangjian-Burns, far right, and fifth-grader Caleb Watanabe during the 2014 VEX Robotics Challenge on Sunday at Pearlridge Center.
CORRECTION: Fourth-grader Zai Tangjian-Burns and fifth-grader Caleb Watanabe attend Kaneohe Elementary School, not Moanalua Elementary, as was reported in a Page B1 photo caption Tuesday. Also, the two students were partners with Mililani Mauka Elementary fifth-graders Casey Morishige and Paige Ho in a teamwork challenge match at the 2014 VEX IQ Robotics Challenge on Sunday at Pearlridge Center. The caption said the students from the two schools were competing against each other. This has been corrected in the online version.
Thomas Puzey and Polina Carlson were the men’s and women’s winners in the Great Aloha Run from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium on Monday. Above: In an inverted photo, runners and their feet are reflected in a puddle at the finish. For the top 25 overall men’s and women’s finishers. Age group finishers are pending official verification.
Friends and family of Hawaii Army National Guard Sgt. Drew M. Scobie gathered for an aloha oe ceremony and paddle-out Sunday at Maka­puu Beach Park to pay their final respects. Bodyboarders watched the boat return from scattering his ashes.

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