Archive | September, 2010

A team of planet-hunting astronomers, utilizing the Keck Observatory, has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting a nearby star. If confirmed, this would be the most Earth-like exoplanet and the first bona fide potentially habitable one yet discovered.

Keck Observatory discovers the first Goldilocks exoplanet

A team of planet-hunting astronomers, utilizing the Keck Observatory, has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting a nearby star. If confirmed, this would be the most Earth-like exoplanet and the first bona fide potentially habitable one yet discovered.

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Hawaii County Director of Finance Nancy Crawford and county Controller Kay Oshiro each have been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for their work on the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Hawaii County finance team earns high honors

Hawaii County Director of Finance Nancy Crawford and county Controller Kay Oshiro each have been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for their work on the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

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An 82-year-old Pepe'ekeo man reported that the items were taken from his apartment sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (September 28). A witness saw a suspicious male teenager or young adult in the area between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt.

Rare coins stolen from Pepeekeo man

An 82-year-old Pepe’ekeo man reported that the items were taken from his apartment sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (September 28). A witness saw a suspicious male teenager or young adult in the area between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt.

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National Merit Scholarship students announced at Parker School

National Merit Scholarship students announced at Parker School

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School Headmaster Carl Sturges has announced Daniel Gregg and McCrae Johnston have been named Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the headmaster to these scholastically talented seniors. About […]

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Ag teacher workshop looks at ecoliteracy, science (Oct. 16)

Ag teacher workshop looks at ecoliteracy, science (Oct. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE All Hawaii Island high school agriculture teachers are invited to a free workshop, “Building the Future of Agriculture: Ecoliteracy and Agriculture Science for High School Students on Hawaii Island,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo farm. To register, e-mail Althea Magno, Keaau High […]

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Buy a brick, help 'Grow Our Own Teachers'

Buy a brick, help ‘Grow Our Own Teachers’

MEDIA RELEASE Growing Our Own Teachers’ initial fundraising effort is joint project with Rotary Clubs, other community groups and the County of Hawaii to create an everlasting tribute on the site of the new West Hawaii Civic Center. Laser engraved bricks are available for sale now through Dec. 10. These bricks will be professionally placed […]

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More than $1.5M released for Kealakehe Community Center

More than $1.5M released for Kealakehe Community Center

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Denny Coffman praised the release of $1.526 million in design and planning funds to Laiopua 2020, an organization under the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), to build a new community center and medical clinic in Kealakehe. “This project was my number one capital improvement priority during the 2010 legislative session,” said […]

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Dozens of works tell Hawaii's story through the ages

Kane collection unveiled at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Dozens of works tell Hawaii’s story through the ages

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DLNR hearings on dam, reservoir rule changes (Oct. 12-15)

DLNR hearings on dam, reservoir rule changes (Oct. 12-15)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) next month will hold statewide public hearings regarding revisions to Hawaii Administrative Rules relating to dams and reservoirs. The rules are in Title 13, Subtitle 7, Chapter 190, “Dams and Reservoirs” and Adoption of Proposed Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 13, Subtitle 7, Chapter 190.1. The […]

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Neil Cabico turned in his second sub-par round to finish in fourth place at the Western Washington/Viking Invitational at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club (WA).
 
After firing a final round 4-under-par 68, Cabico finished at 6-under-par 210 (69-73-68).

Vulcan’s Cabico fourth at WWU/Viking Invitational

Neil Cabico turned in his second sub-par round to finish in fourth place at the Western Washington/Viking Invitational at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club (WA). After firing a final round 4-under-par 68, Cabico finished at 6-under-par 210 (69-73-68).

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Atlantis Kona offers 'green' sub tour, Makalei Golf combo

Atlantis Kona offers ‘green’ sub tour, Makalei Golf combo

MEDIA RELEASE Atlantis Submarines Kona has a new “green” package that combines its eco-friendly submarine tour in Kailua Bay with golfing on the spectacular fairways and greens of Makalei Golf Club on the slopes above Kailua-Kona. “We know how much golfers like playing on the Big Island so we’ve created a unique, value-added package that […]

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The host Lady Cougars of Keaau defeated the visiting Lady Canefire of 
Christian Liberty in three sets, 25-16, 25-14, 25-13.

Cougars defeat the Canefire in girls volleyball

The host Lady Cougars of Keaau defeated the visiting Lady Canefire of Christian Liberty in three sets, 25-16, 25-14, 25-13.

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Parker School Fun Run drew 130 runners of all ages and abilities from Kona to Hilo

George Heneghan Fun Run results

Parker School Fun Run drew 130 runners of all ages and abilities from Kona to Hilo

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Senate passes 'Plain Writing Act'

Senate passes ‘Plain Writing Act’

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Senate has passed the Plain Writing Act, which requires the federal government to write public documents more clearly by unanimous consent. The bill is sponsored by Sens. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio), leaders of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management. Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) authored the bill in […]

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