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Jim Howe

Honolulu's top-level lifeguard applies statistics and passion to the task of saving lives

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 14, 2013

~~<p>Jim Howe had three career choices not long after returning to Hawaii with a bachelor's degree in econometrics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and spending a couple years working for Hyatt Hotels: Manage the dining room at the Waialae Country Club, work for First Federal Savings &amp; Loan as its &quot;IRA/Keogh guy,&quot; or become a lifeguard.</p>
<p>He chose lifeguard, but it wasn't just so he could be outdoors in the sun and the surf, which was typical for him as a kid growing up in Waikiki.</p>
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Jim Howe had three career choices not long after returning to Hawaii with a bachelor's degree in econometrics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and spending a couple years working for Hyatt Hotels: Manage the dining room at the Waialae Country Club, work for First Federal Savings & Loan as its "IRA/Keogh guy," or become a lifeguard.

He chose lifeguard, but it wasn't just so he could be outdoors in the sun and the surf, which was typical for him as a kid growing up in Waikiki. Login for more...



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