Tuesday, October 21, 2014         


 Big Isle nursery opens its doors to orchid lovers
The tale of the $20,000 orchid begins in Thailand. On a visit there in 1984 to find new species for his family's nursery on Hawaii island, Mori­yasu Aka­tsuka purchased plants that had been harvested from the wild. It took three years for him to nurse them to optimal health. Story »
In what some are calling a strong sign of better economic times in Las Vegas, the long-awaited debut of Downtown Summerlin took place this month. It was originally slated to open in 2009, but was mothballed until last year due to the economic downturn. Story »

As if visiting the Paris Catacombs in the daytime wasn't creepy enough, you can now visit the underground maze of skeletons after nightfall, too. That is, if you dare defy the warning at the entrance: "Stop, this is the empire of Death." Story »

The 6-acre town of Swett, S.D., is for sale with its house, two trailers, workshop and operational tavern for $430,000. Not too pricey a deal except that as owner-mayor you'd be expected to live there. Story »

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The Latest Medical Breakthrough At UH
Dr. Walton Shim and engineering graduate student Larry Martin are looking to become major players in the medical technology industry. Their device, SmarTummy, is a manikin that can simulate any number of abnormalities in the abdomen. Read More »
Standing With Abused Keiki
When a child is physically or sexually abused, Children’s Justice Center is there to help. Now you can help the center by attending a Western-themed gala, at which one of the auction items is a football signed by Hawaii players on the Oregon Ducks team Read More »

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