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As panic spread during nuke alert, some sought solace in sea

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    On Jan. 24, lifeguard Kainoa Lopes surveyed the ocean from Waikiki lifeguard tower 2-A, whose rescue board was temporarily filched during the false missile alert Jan. 13.

From the lanai where I sat with my coffee, the newspaper and the cat, the ocean looked glassy and I looked forward to surfing when the tide dropped. Suddenly my husband, who had just left for the market, returned with news of an incoming ballistic missile. Read more

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