Hawaii State News, 28 Oct 2018

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“Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, 28 October 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Strike may impact dentists’ return for isle convention

With 16,500 registered attendees and guests wrapping up the state’s largest convention of the year in the middle of a hotel workers strike, the American Dental Association left town without committing to another visit — a booking the Hawai‘i Convention Center typically counts on for Waikiki. Convention center officials made a pitch for the ADA to return, but the group declined to make an immediat

Roughly $30 million in improvements planned for Sea Life Park

Sea Life Park is embarking on a five- to six-year master plan that involves an estimated $30-million redevelopment — the circa-1964 facility’s most ambitious ever. The 10-project upgrade will add a new green sea turtle conservation center, said Valerie King, Sea Life Park general manager. Other highlights include adding an “active” volcano exhibit to the center of the shark tank and restoring par

Condo tower plans boom around Ala Moana rail site

Around 4,000 or more households could be moving into an already dense but mostly commercial area near Ala Moana Center over the next several years as part of a swelling pipeline of high-rise plans by developers. The most recent plan is a twin-tower condominium with 980 units on Keeaumoku Street announced last week by Cuzco Development U.S.A. Cuzco is the latest in a growing line of companies capi

Master quilt designer leaves legacy of love for the art form

John Fernandez Serrao Sr. had a full career with the Hono­lulu Police Department as a patrolman, plainclothes officer and detective but found his lifelong passion as a master quilt designer and teacher after he retired from police work. Serrao, 84, died Oct. 1 at his Honolulu home, surrounded by family. “He lived his life always in the service of others,” said daughter Cissy Serrao. “He always wa

New Ewa Beach charter school needs to find a home soon

DreamHouse Ewa Beach just earned a major vote of confidence from the federal government in the form of a $567,804 startup grant, but the new charter school still needs to find a home. And the deadline is looming. DreamHouse has to secure a facility by Dec. 31 in order to open next August under its charter with the state. Plans to take over an unused fire station recently fell through, the latest

Soviet sub menaced Pearl Harbor during Cuban Missile Crisis

Fifty-six years ago, a Soviet submarine lurked off Oahu, ready to unleash destruction on Pearl Harbor far greater than that experienced on Dec. 7, 1941. The diesel electric Zulu-­class B-88 sub likely had a T-5 nuclear-tipped torpedo on board armed with five kilotons or more of explosive firepower. “If it detonated at the harbor mouth or inside the shipping channel, it would have devastated both

Lee Cataluna: Voters wish for a star on the ballot

As we slouch toward yet another uninspiring election — facing ballots devoid of electable firebrands or practical visionaries, staring down at names of people we suspect just need a steady job and want the status of being in elected office and the perks of always being greeted with a lei and preferential seating at public events — perhaps we can take heart that the wish for shining stars on the b

flASHback: There’s rain on the tracks and varmints in the hale

It’s the last Sunday in October and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused: >> The City Council, at Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s urging, is moving to break a long-standing promise not to use property taxes to pay for Oahu rail, but pledged it won’t be a blank check. It’s more like a no-limit credit card. >> The Council may also tap the “rainy day” fund to cover rail shortfalls

Waiahole bridge upgrade is topic of Tuesday meeting

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Tuesday to discuss plans to upgrade the Waiahole Stream Bridge on Kamehameha Highway. The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at 47-200 Waihee Road, Room 102. DOT representatives will update the public on existing bridge conditions, present four proposals for the project and go over the proposed timeline for the work. For more

Victim injured in daytime robbery attempt in Kakaako

Police are looking for three males who tried to rob a 51-year-old man Friday afternoon in Kakaako. The victim told police the would-be bandits confronted him at about 12:50 p.m. and tried to take his backpack. A struggle ensued, during which the victim was hit on the head by a hard object, causing minor injuries, police said. The victim was able to hold onto his backpack and his attackers ran awa

Skywatch: Stars’ ascent signals arrival of makahiki

As Nahiku (the Big Dipper) sinks below the western horizon, Iwakeli‘i (Cassiopeia) and Kalupeakawelo (the Great Square of Pegasus) climb high into the northeastern sky, signaling the arrival of Makali‘i (Pleiades) in the star house ‘Aina Ko‘olau on the star compass. The arrival of the constellation Makali‘i after sunset on the eastern horizon heralds the beginning of the makahiki season. An open
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