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The Fourth of July, by the numbers

The Fourth of July, by the numbers

The Fourth of July 2009 On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. 2.5 million In […]

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Father’s Day, by the numbers

Father’s Day: June 21, 2009 The idea of Father’s Day was conceived exactly a century ago, by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six […]

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Mother’s Day, by the numbers

Mother’s Day: May 10, 2009 The driving force behind Mother’s Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia exactly 101 years ago: May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in […]

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Older Americans Month, by the numbers

Older Americans Month, by the numbers

Older Americans Month: May 2009 A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter’s proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, […]

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Cinco de Mayo, by the numbers

Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo celebrates the legendary Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men faced 6,000 well-trained French soldiers. The battle lasted four hours and ended in a victory for the Mexican army under Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. Along with Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, […]

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DUI statistics for the week of April 28, 2009

DUI statistics for the week of April 28, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of April 28, 2009, through May 4, 2009, Big Island police arrested 38 motorists for drunk driving. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Seven were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 456 DUI arrests compared with 466 during the same […]

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, by the numbers

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, by the numbers

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2009 In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to […]

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DUI statistics for Dec. 23-29

DUI statistics for Dec. 23-29

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of December 23, 2008, through December 29, 2008, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,387 DUI arrests compared with 1,388 during the same […]

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DUI statistics for Dec. 16-22

DUI statistics for Dec. 16-22

During the week of Dec. 16-22, Big Island police arrested 32 motorists for drunken driving. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,357 DUI arrests compared with 1,352 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.4 […]

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