Archive | December, 2008

Fellowships available for Native Hawaiian scholars

MEDIA RELEASE The Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides Native Hawaiian scholars the opportunity to complete dissertations or to publish original research. Applications for the 2009-2010 fellowship program are being accepted by The Kohala Center. The program supports Native Hawaiian scholars who are early in their academic careers and others who are committed to […]

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Jon Randrup, of Nevada, wants to know who shot his 27-year-old nephew Hans Christian Randrup and how his 60-year-old brother Randal K. Randrup ended up in a  coma following a one-car crash in Captain Cook. The father and son shared a home in Leilani Estates.

Hans Christian Randrup, 27, was shot multiple times and his body thrown over a sea cliff at MacKenzie State Park. The body was discovered around noon Friday, Dec. 12.

Police have not announced any arrests.

Randrup family asking for public’s help

Jon Randrup, of Nevada, wants to know who shot his 27-year-old nephew Hans Christian Randrup and how his 60-year-old brother Randal K. Randrup ended up in a coma following a one-car crash in Captain Cook. The father and son shared a home in Leilani Estates. Hans Christian Randrup, 27, was shot multiple times and his […]

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Hey, a ‘leap second’ … oh, you missed it

MEDIA RELEASE On Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 a “leap second” will be added to the world’s clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).  This corresponds to 6:59:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (or, like, 1 p.m. here in Hawaii), when the extra second will be inserted at the U.S. Naval […]

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Plenty of public workers working on roads

Plenty of public workers working on roads

MEDIA RELEASE   The county Department of Public Works has scheduled the following projects to begin this week and continue into January: * New left turn and pedestrian walkway in Waimea: Resurfacing and marking for a new left turn lane on Mamalahoa Highway fronting Waimea Elementary School to improve the flow of traffic begins Tuesday, […]

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Internet overtakes newspapers as news source

MEDIA RELEASE The Internet, which emerged this year as a leading source for campaign news, has now surpassed all other media except television as a main source for national and international news. Currently, 40 percent say they get most of their news about national and international issues from the internet, up from just 24 percent in […]

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Hawaii government retirees received $811,454 in 2007

MEDIA RELEASE State and local government defined-benefit employee retirement systems paid $168 billion to 7.5 million retirees and survivors in fiscal year 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday, Dec. 29. This is a $12 billion increase from the previous year when 7.3 million received payments. There were 2,547 retirement systems in 2007, with memberships […]

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Census Bureau: U.S. population tops 305 million

MEDIA RELEASE As the nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting the Jan. 1, 2009, total U.S. population will be 305,529,237 — up 2,743,429, or 0.9 percent, from New Year’s Day 2008. The latest population estimate for the state of Hawaii is 1,283,388; the latest population estimate for the […]

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Woman’s body found near Hilo Bay

MEDIA RELEASE Police are asking for the public’s help in providing any information about a body found floating near Hilo Bay on Sunday morning. A fisherman reported finding the body floating near the break wall just outside Hilo Bay shortly before 11 a.m. Fire Department personnel airlifted the body to the Hilo pier. The body appears […]

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Hilo jewelry store burgled

MEDIA RELEASE Police are investigating a burglary early Sunday, Dec. 28 at a jewelry store on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo. One or more persons removed a safe that contained numerous jewelry pieces, including earrings, necklaces, strands and rings. Police ask that anyone with information about the identity of the suspects or the whereabouts of the […]

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Cable work along KeeKee Street

Cable work along KeeKee Street

MEDIA RELEASE A contractor for Oceanic Time Warner will be installing new cable lines Jan. 5 between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Night work will be along KeeKee Street, along both sides of Halekii Street (ending at the courthouse) and north of Haukapila Street on Mamalahoa Highway. Expect 10-minute traffic delays. Personnel […]

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Farming with Love: Choosing the Best Figs for Hawaii

Farming with Love: Choosing the Best Figs for Hawaii

Ken Love / Special to Hawaii247.com Figs have been established in Hawaii since the mid-1800’s, yet only two the approximately one thousand varieties in the world have flourished. An ongoing project test more than 50 varieties at various elevations on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii determined that there are many other […]

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3.2 magnitude earthquake near Pahala

3.2 magnitude earthquake near Pahala

A minor earthquake occurred at 1:39:16 PM (HST) on Sunday, December 28, 2008 . The magnitude 3.2 event occurred 3 km (2 miles) E of Pahala. The hypocentral depth is 9 km ( 6 miles).

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Sue Irvine, of Hilo, left, swings a mallet to pound sweet steamed rice into mochi as Brad Kurokawa wets his hands between turning the hot rice dough. Kurokawa has to be quick and in sync with Irvine so his hand isn't turning the dough when the mallet hits it. (Photos and video by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com)

Mochi pounding for the New Year

Sue Irvine, of Hilo, left, swings a mallet to pound sweet steamed rice into mochi as Brad Kurokawa wets his hands between turning the hot rice dough. Kurokawa has to be quick and in sync with Irvine so his hand isn’t turning the dough when the mallet hits it. (Photos and video by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com)

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Rainy weather continues on Big Island

Rainy weather continues on Big Island

  Rainy weather continues on the East side of the Big Island.

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