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Just Another Game (Yeah, Right!) - December 26, 2007
Coach June Jones and his UH Warriors say their Sugar Bowl matchup with Georgia is just another game. Though wide receiver Jason Rivers

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Mules Rule! - December 19, 2007
Leilehua High coach Nolan Tokuda, linebacker Robert Siavii and quarter - back Andrew Manley lead the Mules to a state title

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Nutty for the Nutcracker - December 12, 2007
Carol Naish is nutty about the Nutcracker. She danced her first Nutcracker when she was 12.

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From Anchors Away To Anchors Aweigh! (PROBABLY) - December 05, 2007
After three months of protests, court cases and legal intervention by the Legislature

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Visiting Mr. Claus For A Good Cause - November 28, 2007
Santa (aka banker Tom Dods) is joined by Delightful Dolly the clown (Bonnie Parsons) and event-co-chair Marie Weite for Breakfast With Santa

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Saying Thanks By Sharing - November 21, 2007
What started as Ko Olina employees helping one family grows into feeding 4,000 disadvantaged Leeward folks Thanksgiving dinner, and expands to the Neighbor Islands

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The Buzz Is All Good In Kailua - November 14, 2007
Don’t take your credit card to Buzz’s Original Steakhouse. They don’t accept ‘em. Even President Bill Clinton had to shell out cash for his dinner.

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Building A Campus, Dreams - November 07, 2007
Gene Awakuni, a former juvenile delinquent and the least likely of academics, leads UH-West Oahu onto a new campus at Kapolei with visions of

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Cutting the Big C Down to Size at Queen’s - October 31, 2007
Darlena Chadwick and Dr. Diane Thompson prepare to welcome the first patients to the new Queen’s Cancer

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Sisters of St. Francis - October 24, 2007
What little good we can do ... to help and comfort the suffering, we wish to do it quietly and so far as possible unnoticed and unknown.

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Victims No More - October 17, 2007
These four survivors of domestic abuse tell their stories, and reach out to abused women with a simple message

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Pushing the Envelope. - October 10, 2007
Flying at 700 mph with wingtips just 18 inches apart takes a certain kind of pilot, and six of them put it all on the line

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Sisterhood of Survivors - October 03, 2007
Breast cancer survivors from age 27 to 89 tell their powerful stories of beating the dreaded disease

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Ken Watanabe: The Ultimate Tough Guy’s Other Side - September 26, 2007
The award-winning actor usually plays samurai or generals, but produces and stars in a touching film about a young Alzheimer’s victim and how it affects his family

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The JOY OF BROADWAY - September 19, 2007
Davis Gaines, the original ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ joins local Broadway legend Joy Valderrama Abbott in concert Saturday

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For the team - September 12, 2007
With ‘Shop And Score’ beginning Wednesday, scholar-athletes from schools that benefitted last year urge MidWeek readers to shop and declare your favorite school at Times Supermarket... Read Story >>

The Family That Does Pottery Together… - September 05, 2007
He quit a banking career to take a chance on being a potter, and 30 years later Jeff Chang is one of Hawaii’s best

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Here Comes Carissa! - August 29, 2007
As Hawaii’s most accomplished teenager, Carissa Moore has hardly made a blip on our radar screen.

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Meet The New Maestro - August 22, 2007
The Andreas Delfs era officially begins for the Honolulu Symphony this weekend, continuing a tradition of great conductors for Hawaii’s orchestra

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Celebrating The Bounty Of Hawaii - August 15, 2007
The Made in Hawaii show gets bigger and better each year, and features only local items from around the 50th State.

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No Act: Dreyfuss Does Honolulu - August 08, 2007
Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss is a history buff, and couldn’t turn down a role Joe Moore offered in his upcoming World War II play ‘Prophecy & Honor’

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Into The Night With Andy - August 01, 2007
Move over Letterman and Leno, funny man Andy Bumatai is taking over the late night talk show scene — Hawaiian style

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OH Baby! - July 25, 2007
Sikeli Naivalu, 3, won last year’s Healthy Baby Contest. With the 55th annual contest approaching, sponsoring Meadow Gold is seeking out past winners of the contest.

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Going Public - July 18, 2007
After a long and successful career as a news anchor, Leslie Wilcox moves to become the head of public television. The ‘first lady’ of island TV vows to make it ‘the people’s ch... Read Story >>

Faith in The Power Of The Team - July 11, 2007
Twenty years after helping the UH Wahine win their first national volleyball title, Mahina Eleneki Hugo takes over as the head of La Pietra school

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Getting A Jump on the 4th! - July 04, 2007
Claire and Delbert Kim of Xtreme Fun Rentals — from left with daughter-in-law Kylee, son Randell, daughter Jamie — will be jumping on July 4, their busiest day of the year

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Goodbye Taste, Hello Flavors! - June 27, 2007
Lots of people were saddened when they heard that Taste of Honolulu was dead. But thanks to Abilities Unlimited, which trains people with disabilities to work and live productive lives, a new and expa... Read Story >>

Taking Steps To Help The Homeless - June 20, 2007
A former homeless single mom is proof of the good work done by IHS, which benefits from a walk organized by Bank of Hawaii employees

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Everything A Cop Should Be - June 13, 2007
Once chased around an enclosed lot by Tyke the rampaging elephant, HPD officer Zane Hamrick wins a national award for exceptional bravery

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Putting His Stamp On Hawaii - June 06, 2007
Under Daryl Ishizaki’s watch, mail service in Honolulu rates No. 1 in the U.S.

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We want them to know we know what they are up to… - May 30, 2007
Having missed being a victim of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon by mere minutes, the new commander of U.S. Pacific forces is well aware of the world’s dangers. So he believes in an aggressive pe... Read Story >>

Here to Help - May 23, 2007
As Chad Bloom can attest from firsthand experience, the Narconon rehab program can bring ‘ice’ addicts back to live a productive, drug-free life

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The Lama Does Maui - May 16, 2007
Thousands came together to hear the Dalai Lama’s message of peace

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Who’s Your Mama? - May 09, 2007
With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, MidWeek chats with Hawaii celebrities and their mothers about their special bonds

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In The Swim 2007 - May 02, 2007
In this issue, current and former local beauty queens were selected to model the latest in swimwear.

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A Tradition Unlike Any Other - April 25, 2007
Born to playmusic, the Brothers Caz plan a tribute to Don Ho at their Lei Day concert

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Preparing For The Next Pandemic - April 18, 2007
Don’t panic, but Dr. Chiyome Fukino wants everyone to have an emergency kit

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Sully’s Scholars - April 11, 2007
The scholarship program founded by Maurice ‘Sully’ Sullivan celebrates its 30th year

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Water Dance - April 04, 2007
The latest production from Cheryl Flaharty and the IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre is visual, sensual, ecological and spiritual — for starters

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Something To Crow About - March 28, 2007
With a younger, hipper Colonel Sanders trading his jacket for an apron, and with KFC switching to healthier frying oil, the news is all good for the chain’s 67 Hawaii restaurants and their custo... Read Story >>

The Immigrant Congresswoman - March 21, 2007
She didn’t come to the U.S. until she was 5 and was raised by a single mother, and now Mazie Hirono is in Congress. Here’s her all-American success story

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Mrs. Dog, The ‘Pit Bull’ - March 14, 2007
Their popular TV show bears her husband’s name, but Beth Chapman has become a star in her own right, and this is her story

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Uncivil War At Pearl Harbor - March 07, 2007
Pearl Harbor was never very visitorfriendly until Patrick Brent came along, but jealousy of other attractions is driving out his two-year-old center

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Ready For The Met - February 28, 2007
One of international opera’s rising young stars, Quinn Kelsey returns home to star in HOT’s production of ‘Madama Butterfly’

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Buffalo Soldiers Ride Again - February 21, 2007
Every time the Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club mounts up, they ride to honor the black soldiers who were first called Buffalo Soldiers after the Civil War

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The Making Of The New Waikiki - February 14, 2007
After a 10-year struggle, Outrigger’s new Beach Walk gives Waikiki a new look and feel. Hooray!

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In The Mood For Romance - February 07, 2007
Matt Catingub and his 40-piece orchestra prepare for an 11-day, six-venue music festival that he hopes to grow into an annual event that attracts an international crowd

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An Avant Garde Furniture Dream - January 31, 2007
The new Honolulu Design Center is similar to Mainland multi-gallery furniture showrooms, except that it’s open to the public, not just to designers. Above all, says Tom Sorensen, it’s a pl... Read Story >>

MOST WANTED - January 24, 2007
It’s time again for the one MidWeek cover of the year on which nobody wants to appear. And for good reason. Having your face on MidWeek‘s Most Wanted cover usually leads to i... Read Story >>

The New City Council chairwoman - January 17, 2007
Windward member Barbara Marshall heads the Honolulu City Council as its first female chair in 20 years

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Parker Goes On Tour - January 10, 2007
Parker McLachlin begins his PGA Tour career this week at the course where he once worked odd jobs so he could afford lessons

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Redefining Disabled - January 03, 2007
A wheelchair can’t confine Dara Fukuhara. After graduating from the UH journalism program, she wrote for MidWeek and is now a successful public relations account executive. She’s also an e... Read Story >>



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