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Hale Koa’s gymgoers are in new kind of fight


    Jim Farquhar, left, Barry Cramp, Selma Kull, Roberta “Bobby” Cramp and Charles Sodersten all use facilities at The Point. Most of them will have their memberships terminated April 1.


    Above, Sodersten, 90, displays a picture of himself as an 18-year-old sailor in the Navy. The World War II veteran, who was notified that he may keep his membership at The Point, is pushing to reverse the new policy that restricts access to the gym.


    Jim Farquhar works out at The Point, the fitness club at the military’s Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki. The retired Navy captain, who is among those fighting against a recent policy change at the hotel, deployed twice to Vietnam on an aircraft carrier.

A military policy change has some Waikiki residents up in arms because it deprives active-duty military and military retirees of future memberships in The Point, a fitness club at the Hale Koa Hotel. Read more

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