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Round 2 in money race well under way

While it’s no surprise that the outcome of Hawaii’s recent special congressional election corresponded exactly with the size of each candidate’s campaign war chest, that lamentable fact deserves comment nonetheless.

Republican Charles Djou, right, who raised the most money and beat a crowded field to win the District 1 seat, is no doubt hitting up all available donors, now that he faces only one well-financed Democrat in November’s general election.

That Democrat, Colleen Hanabusa, spent the most per-vote in the special election, and it was enough to propel her past fellow Democrat Ed Case, who raised the least money of the major candidates and ended up in third place.


Bentos helped calm waiting Apple fanatics

Waiting for your Apple? Have a bite.

Crowds of people outside the Ala Moana Apple Store, all hungry for their new iPhone 4G, were in for a long wait before the main course would be served. The temporary solution? If the customers have to be empty-handed, make sure their stomachs are full.

Friday was one of the big launch days across the country, but at Ala Moana a particularly local treat was deployed to stave off the riots: bentos.

Good call, because a lot of folks would have missed a meal otherwise, with reported waits as long as 5 1/2 hours. For some, it meant arriving very late for work.

Advice to folks who dare to follow suit: Handing over the 4G for the boss to play with might work as a peace offering.


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