Saturday, November 22, 2014         

Whatever Happened To...

Question: What is the status of the Kapiolani Park archery range, which the city closed indefinitely on April 24 after an arrow was found on a nearby tennis court?
Question: What ever happened to the City and County of Hono­lulu employee who fired off the flare at the Koko Head Gun Range last year that started the huge fire and required a helicopter to rescue hikers on the nearby trail?
Question: Whatever happened to the development of Waialee Beach Park on the North Shore? The city acquired the beachfront land nearly two decades ago.
Whatever happened to the investigations into widespread vandalism at papaya farms on Hawaii island and in Mililani last year?
Question: Whatever happened to the land and facilities at Wailupe Valley Elementary School, which was closed in June 2009 in a school consolidation move?
Question: Whatever happened to the case against a Kahuku farmer who was charged with murder after fatally shooting a man who allegedly threatened him while trying to steal his crops in 2004?
Question: Whatever happened to catfish fishing at the Nuuanu reservoir?
Question: A year after officials cleared homeless encampments from under ramps at the H-1 Freeway’s Middle Street interchange, it looks like people are setting up tents again under the ramps and overpasses.
Question: Whatever happened to the case of the man arrested and charged with killing a New Mexico woman whose nude body washed onto the beach fronting the Royal Hawaiian Hotel nearly two years ago?
Question: Whatever happened to the accountant who staged his own disappearance by dumping his new Mercedes-Benz off a cliff at Makapuu in 2005 after embezzling thousands of dollars from two businesses?
Question: Whatever happened to Colleen Hanabusa's pledge last year to move into Hawaii's 1st Congressional District if she were elected to the urban Honolulu seat?
QUESTION: Whatever happened to the University of Hawaii’s efforts to strengthen its data security, after several high-profile breaches?
Question: Whatever happened to the search for hiker Brian Murphy of Plymouth, Mich., who was reported missing during a blizzard on Mauna Kea in December 2007?
Question: Whatever happened to the case in which a man was severely injured in an electrical explosion as he allegedly tried to steal copper wire at the abandoned Hard Rock Cafe site at Kapiolani Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue in January?
Question: Whatever happened with the investigation of the November 2009 burglary at Aloha United Way in which someone broke into the charity's office and stole about $128,000 in cash, checks and credit card receipts?
Harold Spear pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and could get 20 years in prison
Q: Whatever happened to Dr. Harold C. Spear III, a Kauai physician who was charged in June 2007 with allegedly prescribing narcotics to patients he never met?
Question: Whatever happened to the case of Peter "Peter Boy" Kema Jr., the Big Island boy who disappeared in 1997?
Question: Whatever happened to those signs saying, “Warning … Sharks may be present,” on metal posts at Olowalu on Maui?
Question: Whatever happened to the program to send homeless people back to the mainland?
Question: Whatever happened to the fundraiser last year that promised to give away a home to a person holding the winning ticket?
Question: Whatever happened to the relief promised to residential property owners whose properties were reclassified commercial or industrial and whose property taxes quadrupled?
QUESTION: Whatever happened to the lease rent negotiations between farmers and landowner Kamehameha Schools in East Oahu’s Kamilo Nui Valley?
Question: Whatever happened to the state substitute teachers' lawsuit against the Department of Education for back pay for underpaying them?
Question: Whatever happened in the multimillion-dollar divorce between former soap opera actress Brenda Dickson and Honolulu attorney Jan Weinberg?
Question: Whatever happened to plans to install nonskid coating on roadways in Tantalus to deter drifting?
Question: Whatever happened to former Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris?
QUESTION: What ever happened to the police investigation into the human remains found in Manoa last year that appeared to be that of a man shot in the head several times decades ago?
Question: What punishment did the Schofield Barracks soldier receive for killing a civilian worker in Iraq in 2009? He was supposed to have been court-martialed last summer.
QUESTION: Whatever happened to the plan to release an estimated 80,000 patient records from the former Honolulu Medical Group, one of Hawaii's oldest physicians clinics?
QUESTION: Whatever happened to Michael Shimabukuro, the karate sensei accused last year of sexually assaulting one of his male students?
Question: What is the status of the federal lawsuit filed in October by Filipino World War II veterans over a 2009 law that granted veterans and their widows partial veterans' benefits?

Question: What ever happened to the piles of plastic-wrapped garbage at Campbell Industrial Park that were supposed to be shipped to Washington state?

What ever happened to the firefighter accused of punching a man at Waimanalo District Park in June?
Question: Whatever happened to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources' remedial action to pay for its damage of a Maui reef while installing an artificial reef?
Question: What ever happened to the scammers who cheated a Hilo girls' basketball team in June out of thousands of dollars for what they thought were airline tickets to Las Vegas?
Question: What ever happened to plans to renovate the old Fisherman's Wharf in Kakaako and open a Pizza Bob's restaurant there?
What ever happened to infamous Ponzi schemer Ron Rewald, whose fraud case dominated Hawaii headlines in the mid-1980s?
Question: What ever happened to the Ironwoods, a Kailua condominium development that was scheduled to break ground in 2008, and which displaced several hundred lower-income renters?
Question: Whatever happened to KP2, the nearly blind Hawaiian monk seal that was moved from Molokai by federal marine officials after becoming too familiar with humans?
Question: What ever happened to the FBI manhunt for an Oahu couple who never showed up for sentencing in a mortgage fraud scam?
Question: What is the status of the beach access point near China Walls in Portlock that was closed by the city in June 2009?
Question: What ever happened to Marita "Marie" Cruz, the 26-year-old Wahiawa woman who needed a heart and lung transplant in 2007 and was medically evacuated that year to Northern California?
Q: Whatever happened to the "knotted gun" nonviolence statue that was going to be installed at Honolulu Community College?
Question: What ever happened to the various efforts to ban plastic grocery bags in Hawaii?
Question: Whatever happened to the cross that was stolen from St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Maili in late June or early July? Answer: The 2 1/2 -foot-tall, nickel-plated brass cross has never been recovered.
Question: What ever happened to Tom Selleck and the rest of the cast of "Magnum, P.I."? Answer: The much-anticipated overhaul of the groundbreaking series "Hawaii Five-0" has generated renewed interest not just in the original series, which ran from 1968 to 1980, but also to another celebrated crime series shot in Hawaii -- "Magnum, P.I."
Q: What ever happened to a solution to the eroding sand along Waikiki's beaches?
Question: What ever happened to the Falls of Clyde? Answer: The once majestic four-masted ship's rigging is down, and its unsightly rusting hull still sits in Honolulu Harbor, berthed at Pier 7 next to the former Hawaii Maritime Center. But it's in no condition to receive visitors.

Q: What ever happened to the wounded Afghanistan veteran who was raising money to make his home wheelchair-accessible?

Question: Whatever happened to the Stairway to Heaven? I thought the city was going to open it for public hiking once the stairs were fixed.
Question: Whatever happened to the neglected properties in the affluent Kahala neighborhood owned by Japanese billionaire Gensiro Kawamoto?
Q: What ever happened to Gavyn Takamoto, the Pearl City teenager who a year ago was recovering from surgery to treat an extremely rare form of cancer?
Q: What ever happened to Hawaii Superferry's two vessels that were to provide passenger and freight service among the four main Hawaiian Islands, but left following the company's bankruptcy last year?
Q: What ever happened to the Hawaii-based Coast Guard vessel that was sent to the Gulf of Mexico to help with cleanup efforts?
Question: Whatever happened to Lake Wilson after the salvinia weed onslaught?
QUESTION: Whatever happened to the Lunalilo Home Road street lighting replacement project that was opposed by some Hawaii Kai residents?
Question: What ever happened to the case several years ago in which a house fire caused by fireworks killed someone? Was that case ever solved?
Question: What is the status of the state of Hawaii's claim against the Navy for damage to the reef caused by the Pearl Harbor-based $1 billion USS Port Royal when it ran aground near Honolulu Airport last year?
QUESTION: What ever happened to Laupahoehoe School's effort to become a charter school rather than face possible closure by the Department of Education?
QUESTION: What ever happened to the controversial proposal on the unauthorized practice of law that was before the Hawaii Supreme Court in 2009?

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