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Island Images

For Sunday, March 23, 2014


Blaize Alana, 7, played with his "Emperor" kendama in Aiea on Saturday.
Hawaii’s greenery was on display Saturday at the 2014 Prince Kuhio Commemorative Parade in Waikiki. William Aila Jr., director of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, left, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie greeted spectators from a car decorated with island flora.
Pa‘u Queen Kuuipo Lorenzo, in an elaborate haku lei, waved to spectators lining Kalakaua Avenue from atop her horse Trigger, wearing a necklace of ilima, the official flower of Oahu.
Kala Kaai of Kapolei took some time after work Sunday to cast his fishing line out into Hono­lulu Harbor as the Matson container ship Manu­kai made its way into the harbor. It was Kaai’s first time trying to catch fish at this spot on Sand Island.
Two-year-old Jonah Covington showed his dad, John, that it’s all in the wrist as he tossed crackers to fish, ducks and birds Saturday at the Ala Wai Canal. The Covingtons live in the Kapa­hulu area and trekked to this site on a bicycle.
A Gulf fritillary butterfly lit upon Leah Parker, 4, in the butterfly conservatory exhibit Saturday at Pearlridge Center. The display includes activities as well as the walk-in conservatory in which visitors can interact with butterflies. Admission is $3 per person and free for keiki under 8 years old with a paying adult.
Melissa Ibanez and her son Karmine, 4, relaxed while flying a kite at Maili Beach Park on Friday afternoon.
Footprints in the sand indicated how busy Kai­mana Beach in Wai­kiki had been earlier in the day, but calm returned before the weekend sunset.
Members of a Native Hawaiian spiritual group Thursday replaced six large stones dedicated to gods and kupuna at the Ku Heiau at Makapuu Beach. The rocks were toppled by vandals Tuesday, said A‘o Rodenhurst, head of the Nation of Ku. Similar vandalism occurred at the heiau, built by the group in the 1990s, in July 2001. Kainoa Lorenzo, left, Joey Lorenzo, Kaleo Johnson, Kani Lorenzo and Po‘o­kela Rodenhurst moved stones that had been pushed over.
A giraffe peering from behind the fence at the Hono­lulu Zoo seemed to eye a pedestrian walking in Waikiki on Tuesday.
Shyrell Jean Copas Herrera, left, accepted the Medal of Honor on behalf her father, former Schofield Barracks soldier Army Spc. Ardie R. Copas, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday in Washington. President Barack Obama awarded 24 Army veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Copas was mortally wounded while protecting his fellow soldiers in Cambodia in 1970.
At right, Rowena Vollmer, top left, helped daughters Emily, 4, left, and Juliana, 5, with yarn art replicating the designs on Persian rugs. The family participated in an observance Sunday of Noruz — the Persian New Year — at the Hono­­lulu Museum of Art.
Reza Rahim­ne­jad was reflected in a small decorative Persian mirror. Cultural activities and exhibits were put on by members of the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.
Eyan Asuncion, 5, fought to keep his balance Saturday as a strong wind blew his kite. His dad, Ely, pulled on the kite string at Keehi Lagoon Park. Charla and Ely Asuncion took advantage of the sunny and windy conditions to get their kids out of the house to fly their kites. They’ve had the kites for a month and a half, waiting for a weekend with nice kite-flying weather.
George Agustin got comfortable in a BMW 435i while window shopping Friday at the First Hawaiian International Auto Show. The three-day event at the Hawai‘i Convention Center runs through Sunday.
Students at Damien Memorial School tried out Portuguese malasadas with a touch of the Irish on Friday. The green malasadas, regular-looking outside but green inside, were served in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoying the eats were Joe Medeiros, left, Aaliyah White and Shayla Young.
A man with an umbrella cast a long shadow in the late afternoon Wednesday while he walked along Moanalua Road in Aiea.
Chuck Harlan hauled back to shore after kiting off Mokuleia on Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters stood at the ready with a water hose Monday as Hawaiian Electric Co. investigators inspected an underground cable that exploded in a manhole on Puu­hale Road in Kalihi. Police diverted traffic from Puu­hale Road near Demo­crat Street for several hours. Police were called by firefighters for assistance after people reported explosions coming from a manhole shortly before 10 a.m., police said. No one was hurt. HECO spokes­man Darren Pai said the incident was caused by a short in an underground electrical line. About 300 electrical customers lost power, but utility crews restored power to most customers by 11:30 a.m., Pai said.
An attendee of a track meet at Kame­ha­meha Schools seemed to transform into an umbrella with legs as she hid from the rain Saturday.

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