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Putting Kakaako On The Map - December 27, 2006
Not only has the work of Dr. Michele Carbone at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii given the UH facility added esteem, he also brings in $9.8 million a year in grants to pursue his groundbreaking in... Read Story >>

A Season To Remember - December 20, 2006
The son of a Waikiki beach boy grows up to be America’s pro soccer star of 2006

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Talking Story, Hawaiian Kine - December 13, 2006
The Hawaiian language, nearly extinct just 20 years ago, is enjoying a big revival thanks to immersion schools, which are honoring isle legend Don Ho

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Reality Drama on the high Seas - December 06, 2006
Roy Disney and Nainoa Thompson bring the worlds of hell-bent ocean yacht racing and ancient voyaging together — and Disney is shooting a film about the project, which incudes teen Mark Towill of... Read Story >>

Saluting The Greatest Generation - November 29, 2006
Survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack gather officially for the last time, to be honored by Tom Brokaw

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USO Spells Aloha For Our Troops - November 22, 2006
For U.S. military personnel far from home, there’s no friendlier place than the USO

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Gang Busters - November 15, 2006
Hawaii’s gang problem is in crisis mode, and Sid and Judie Rosen of Adult Friends for Youth are dedicated to helping teens get their lives together

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The Aviator CEO - November 08, 2006
Mark Dunkerley is a stunt plane champ, and as CEO of Hawaiian Airlines he’s guiding the iconic airline through its best times — and it’s no trick

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The Next Generation Is Here - November 01, 2006
At the annual Sony Expo of the company’s new products this weekend, the biggest buzz will be for the PlayStation 3. Sony’s head of computer gaming talks about it, and MidWeek’s Click... Read Story >>

Fighting Crime, Standing Up For Victims - October 25, 2006
Attorney General Mark Bennett, the first Republican appointee to that post in 40 years, says his job is to be the attorney for all the people of Hawaii

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Tori Richard Goes Back To Its Roots - October 18, 2006
Tori Richard is back as one of the most stylish labels in Hawaii after re-focusing on its women’s line

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The Dog Whisperer Comes To Hawaii - October 11, 2006
Cesar Millan, TV’s Dog Whisperer, visits Honolulu on Saturday, not to train dogs but to train humans

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‘It’s Like A Jungle Treasure Hunt’ - October 04, 2006
When Daiei left town, another Japanese retailer took over, and now Don Quijote is planning a grand opening on Friday

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Chicken Coops To Grand Champion Homes - September 27, 2006
BIA’s 2006 Parade of Homes pays tribute to those who literally built Hawaii

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For The Love Of Kids And Games - September 20, 2006
With the Kraft Shop and Score program kicking off Sept. 20, shoppers help a favorite high school earn cash for new athletic gear. Just ask kids at Castle High, which was the top winner last year and b... Read Story >>

It’s Green Tea Time In Honolulu - September 13, 2006
As the rest of the world discovers the benefits of green, ITO EN introduces a variety of new teas

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Senate Showdown - September 06, 2006
They may both be Democrats, but as a member of MidWeek’s editorial board commented after Sen. Dan Akaka and his challenger, Congressman Ed Case, visited our office for interviews, they’re ... Read Story >>

You Can’t Rein In This Colt - August 30, 2006
From studying Samoan to trying to run over opponents, UH quarterback Colt Brennan has won over teammates. Now, he says, it’s time to start winning some games, starting Saturday night

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The Mana Of Waikiki - August 23, 2006
Wes Kaiwi Nui Yoon, a self-described ‘lua guy,’ is using his traditional training to make the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center the most Hawaiian place in Waikiki

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Made In Hawaii Ambassador - August 16, 2006
Derek Kurisu’s vision is to have products from Hawaii available throughout the world. Who better to serve as head cheerleader for this weekend’s Made in Hawaii Festival?

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Carrying On For Lex, Thank You, Very Much - August 09, 2006
By following the basic philosophy of the company founder — customer service and common courtesy — Scott Williams keeps Lex Brodie’s No. 1 in tire sales

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Where Great Docs Are Affordable For Everyone - August 02, 2006
As Hawaii hospitals face a financial crisis and cut services, the importance of the state’s 13 community health centers grows. And they provide toprate health care

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The Australia Connection - July 26, 2006
Whether it’s promoting Aussie seafood and wines at Saturday’s Honolulu Wine Festival or organizing a UH football game Down Under, Mark Berwick does it to strengthen the historic ties betwe... Read Story >>

The Most Happy Fella Stars in ‘The King And I’ - July 19, 2006
Content at last with who he is, the legendary Richard Chamberlain plays the lead role in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s non-opera production

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The Admiral Is A Lady - July 12, 2006
Sally Brice-O’Hara joined the Coast Guard 31 years ago, thinking it would be a short ‘stint.’ Today she’s in charge of the Coasties’ operations in their biggest region Read Story >>

Brother Act - July 05, 2006
Brothers Ryan and Jon Laskey manage two of the biggst hotels in Waikiki, and credit their success to father Walter’s lifelong leadership lessons

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It’s Time To Go! - June 28, 2006
With a stated goal of making inter-island air travel affordable for local folks again, Jonathan Ornstein and the new go! airlines are positioned for long-term success in Hawaii

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Taste Of 12th Avenue - June 21, 2006
Chef Kevin Hanney of 12th Avenue Grill, who earns raves from other chefs and loyal customers alike, makes his debut at the Taste of Honolulu’s Chefs du Jour this weekend

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The ABCs of Life - June 14, 2006
Former basketball standout Allan Silva today is a superstar guidance counselor who’s making a positive difference in the lives of countless teens

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An Open Door For Homeless Vets - June 07, 2006
America spends billions of dollars on war, but not much for the 275,000 men and women who served their country and are homeless. U.S. Vets is working to bring homeless vets in from the cold

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Shopping For A College Education - May 31, 2006
With the help of Maika‘i card holders, Foodland’s Shop For Higher Education awards more than $200,000 in college scholarships to Hawaii students

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Just Suited For You - May 24, 2006
Island sun lovers, it’s time get that tan back. After an extended winter with weeks and weeks of heavy rain rolled into nasty sewage spills that polluted our oceans, Isle folks are sure looking ... Read Story >>

Shocked Out Of Depression - May 17, 2006
While it remains a controversial medical practice, electroconvulsive therapy is giving severely depressed patients and their families a new lease on life

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The Best P.E. Teacher In America - May 10, 2006
Instead of emphasizing team sports, Gregg Agena teaches Mililani Middle School kids about fun and fitness. No wonder P.E. classes are packed

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Kitchen Idols - May 03, 2006
Hawaii’s top chefs turn out Saturday to support the culinary program at Leeward Community College, where the chefs of tomorrow are being well-trained

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M.D. Phenom - April 26, 2006
Dr. Christine Fukui, winner of a national award, is constantly on the go — treating patients and running a hospital department, not to mention running marathons

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The United Nations Of Schools - April 19, 2006
With students from 100 nations enrolled at HPU, every day is an International Day, which is officially celebrated Friday

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An Exquisite Calm - April 12, 2006
The religion of Tibet is alive and well in Nuuanu Valley, where two lamas teach meditation and help others to find the peace and compassion that they exude

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Standing Up For Rape Victims - April 05, 2006
Sexual assault happens every day in Honolulu, and when it does the Sex Abuse Treatment Center is there with medical care as well as legal and emotional support

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Big Break In Vegas - March 29, 2006
Alicia Vela-Bailey, another talented product of Marcelo Pacleb’s 24/7 Danceforce program, lands a job in the wildly popular Pussycat Dolls revue, while branching out with stunt roles in two film... Read Story >>

A Safe Haven For War Vets - March 22, 2006
As director of the Honolulu Vet Center, Steve Molnar and his staff offer free counseling for veterans returning home from war and provide a safe haven for those suffering from post-traumatic stress Read Story >>

Living Legends And Their Legacies - March 15, 2006
The Legacy Awards honor people in the Hawaii music scene whose combination of talent and perseverance over the years keep them front and center. Here’s an intimate look at a few of those who wil... Read Story >>

‘We Care About Issues More Than Power’ - March 08, 2006
From seasoned veterans to fresh-faced rookies, the seven Republican women of the state House put differences regarding abortion aside to work together for Hawaii

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Where Kids Love To Learn - March 01, 2006
ASSETS Schools is celebrating its 50th anniversary of success in teaching kids whom conventional schools could not

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The Greatest Show On Dirt - February 22, 2006
They ride, they rope and they race, but you’d better tip your Stetson to these rodeo stars, podner, because they’re ladies. Yee-haw!

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The Ultimate Hawaii Team - February 15, 2006
For several former UH athletes, the discipline and camaraderie of athletics are carrying over into successful National Guard careers

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It All Started With Grandma - February 08, 2006
Ed Sultan, whose grandparents founded Easter Seals, carries on a family tradition by serving on the board of directors

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Uncle Tom’s Got Dots - February 01, 2006
To replace an iconic columnist, MidWeek finds another local icon, deejay and show promoter nonpareil Tom Moffatt, to write a new three-dot column called Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’. It debuts next... Read Story >>

Unions In The Blood - January 25, 2006
A possible challenge from a new labor union federation is among the first problems facing Randy Perreira, new AFL-CIO boss in Hawaii

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Lingle’s Showman - January 18, 2006
With a background in sports marketing, Lenny Klompus earns raves for packaging Governor Lingle’s message so well

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The Changing Face Of Sony - January 11, 2006
Sony Hawaii president Don Kim is busy increasing sales and hiring new employees for the company - and working to keep the Sony Open here in the lslands

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No Plan B - January 04, 2006
... It’s all or nothing in Hollywood for Daniel Bess. Daniel Bess turns away from the family publishing business to pursue his passion for acting, something he felt the first time he stepped ont... Read Story >>



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