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St. Andrew’s will be setting for services for Judge King

Services for federal Judge Sam King have been set for Dec. 29 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

Attendees will gather from 1:30 p.m., and the service will start at 2:30. Family members will greet mourners during a reception on the grounds after the service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of the Hon. Samuel P. King be sent to: Kalikolehua — El Sistema Hawai’i; 1735 Dole St. #110; Honolulu, HI 96822.

Kalikolehua is a social justice program that gives underserved children the opportunity to change their lives through free music programs.

King, 94, was one of the authors of the "Broken Trust" essay that led to reforms at Bishop Estate. A federal judge for nearly four decades, he was one of Hawaii’s most highly respected judges.

He died Dec. 7.


235 to graduate at BYU

Brigham Young University-Hawaii will hold commencement exercises this morning for about 235 graduates from many of the 72 nations represented in the student body. It begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Cannon Activities Center. Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the commencement speaker.



Woman will get probation in road death

WAILUKU, Maui » A woman charged in a head-on collision that killed an 8-year-old Texas boy has pleaded no contest to manslaughter.

The Maui News reported Brittney Mooney will serve 10 years’ probation under a plea agreement. She will have spent two years behind bars by the time of her sentencing in August.

Judge Joel August said Wednesday the court will honor the plea agreement.

On June 3, 2007, a car Mooney was driving crossed the center line of Honoapiilani Highway and hit an oncoming rental car, killing one of its occupants, Will Smith.

Mooney must perform 500 hours of community service and talk to people about excessive speeding.


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