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Working Out, Working Wonders - December 28, 2005
When Lea Newman ‘put down the fork and went to the gym,’ she lost 40 pounds and won a national fitness crown

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A Day In Cary’s World - December 21, 2005
There’s much more than acting in the life of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the Hawaii resident who hopes to use his celebrity to promote personal interests in healthcare, education and peace

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Teaching Teens To Be Winners - December 14, 2005
By sharing some of the techniques she used to survive a childhood spent shuttling among 13 foster homes - ‘Be bitter or be better’ - Delorese Gregoire helps teens develop positive outlooks... Read Story >>

Hands of Steel, Heart of Mush - December 07, 2005
World champ Brian Viloria of Waipahu is a tough guy with a soft spot when it comes to kids, so he’s leading the Ronald McDonald House Marathon Day Walk on Sunday

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A Thing For Vegas - November 30, 2005
There’s a good reason why Kimo Akane’s columns, radio shows and Website are called ‘Kimo’s Vegas.’ If it’s happening in Las Vegas, Kimo knows all about it. Most of ... Read Story >>

The People’s Store - November 23, 2005
Lots of tourists visit Ala Moana Center, but the local owners of historic Shirokiya — by listening to customers about the products they want — derive 80 percent of sales from Hawaii folks ... Read Story >>

When There’s A Monster In The House - November 16, 2005
Led by two men who know what it’s like to have an ice addict in the family, the Rotary Club of Honolulu develops an innovative program to assist the ohana of addicts

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Coffee, Tea And Versatility - November 09, 2005
If you think there’s only one gourmet coffee chain in town, well, you don’t know beans. The company that started the fancy coffee trend pours its first cup in Honolulu this week

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Out of the Shadows - November 02, 2005
After the bright lights of TV, Matt Levi moved into the shadowy world of a private investigator. Now he’s combining his skills, partnering with Edgy Lee to produce an in-depth news show that is ... Read Story >>

Hula Is My Life - October 26, 2005
A dance class is hardly the place most would look to for a militant activist to lead their people against a perceived abusive government. Yet eight years after its inception the Hawaiian rights organi... Read Story >>

A Developing Situation - October 19, 2005
Hawaii has never seen a luxury project like the Watermark, says Keith Fernandez, starting with new technology that does not require those noisy piledrivers

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Preventing The Next Epidemic - October 12, 2005
The threat of avian flu has the state disease investigation team on call 24/7 looking for signs of an outbreak and seeking the source to stop it in its tracks

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Hawaii’s Most Wanted - October 05, 2005
Hawaii ranks No. 2 in the U.S. in identity theft and forgery, so MidWeek’s 10th anniversary Most Wanted issue focuses on the fugitives who perpetrate those crimes

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Busting Bureaucracy at DHS - September 28, 2005
From releasing Peter Boy Kema documents to expanding health insurance for 11,000 children, Lillian Koller is shaking things up at the Department of Human Services

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That Homey Feeling - September 21, 2005
The 49th annual Parade of Homes is better than ever, but also shorter - because in our hot real estate market, people are anxious to buy all those properties

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When You’re Hot… - September 14, 2005
Sonya Balmores is definitely hot after appearing on the covers of three magazines and being cast in a new TV show. “The show is a TV drama about the relationship between four surfer girls trying... Read Story >>

Making Hawaii Proud - September 07, 2005
They’re just kids who love playing baseball, but after winning a world title they’re learning to live with fame

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Just A Good Ol’Boy… Who Can Coach - August 31, 2005
The ex-NFL coach who survived a fiery race car crash and hangs out with music stars is teaching a new game at UH

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The Party Line - August 24, 2005
Why would anyone want to chair one of Hawaii’s two principal political parties? The position pays nothing. Tenure is short, normally no more than one or two election cycles — sometime three.

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It Keeps Her On Her Toes - August 17, 2005
With her beauty and dramatic style, Amanda Schull is capturing the admiration of fans outside the usual ballet circles

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Going Global With HPU - August 11, 2005
At the helm of HPU for the past 33 years, Chatt Wright has realized his vision of educating for a global citizenship

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Keeping Atlantis Adventures Afloat - August 03, 2005
As the president and CEO of Atlantis Adventures, Ronald Williams’ water world includes subs, cruise ships and Sea Life Park

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Tough Aloha - July 27, 2005
As Hawaii’s top federal prosecutor, Ed Kubo engages in some tough talk. Recall the “medical marijuana is dead” quote recently? When it comes to things like drugs or terrorism, Kubo i... Read Story >>

Resurrecting Catholicism In Hawaii - July 20, 2005
No wonder island-born Larry Silva turned out to be a priest — his sister recalls him as a boy ‘playing Mass.’ On Thursday he’ll be installed as Hawaii’s fifth bishop

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Carving A Reputation At John Dominis - July 13, 2005
Reviving the lost art of fruit and vegetable carving is just one of the ways that Chef Jean-Pierre Maharibatcha adds flair to the venerable John Dominis restaurant

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6 Months On The Road - July 06, 2005
Midway through his first year as mayor, Mufi Hannemann gives his team an A for effort, an A-minus for accomplishment

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For The Love Of LACE - June 29, 2005
Between designing and importing lingerie, Lulu Lackey’s life is all about lace, frills and colors, and making women look sensual while feeling comfortable and confident

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11 Million Cars And Counting - June 22, 2005
Yuki Yoshikawa didn’t set out to be the king of Hawaii car washes, but by offering a good wash and friendly service, that’s exactly what happened. Today, McKinley Car Wash cleans and polishes 750 ... Read Story >>

Modern Times - June 16, 2005
Providing wines for the Taste of Honolulu is proof that Times Super Markets is changing its image under fifth-generation grocer Roger Godfrey

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Behind The Crown - June 08, 2005
Every June the newly crowned Miss Hawaii makes headlines, but behind the scenes two men make the pageant happen, and prepare the winner for Atlantic City

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Queen of the Waterfront - June 02, 2005
After selling $120 million in real estate last year — including Hawaii’s most expensive home — Patricia Choi is close to $90 million in ’05

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Mighty Mo: The Rest of The Story - May 25, 2005
Under Capt. Don Hess’ leadership, the USS Missouri is expanding public display areas, but he’d sure like a break from the Navy on the $250 million rent

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Making A Case For Nature - May 19, 2005
As native birds and plants continue to become extinct, Suzanne Case and the Nature Conservancy release a DVD to bring nature into homes, offices and schools

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Turning Up The Heat On Ice Dealers - May 11, 2005
Anthony Williams, the new Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent In Charge, is determined to stop the flow of crystal meth into Hawaii, and praises cooperation from other law enforcement for se... Read Story >>

Swim ‘05 Swim With Style - May 04, 2005
Acclaimed photographer Russell Tanoue again shoots the latest in swimsuits for Midweek, and this year finds an emphasis on design and style, for both women and men.

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To Mr. B. With Love - April 27, 2005
For more than 40 years, Ron Bright has been teaching theater arts, but his greatest lesson is ‘believe in yourself’

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Walking The Walk - April 20, 2005
While continuing to grow the new, expanded Central Pacific Bank, Clint Arnoldus takes time out to chair Saturday’s WalkAmerica

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What A Tasty Job - April 13, 2005
Gerald Shintaku of Kraft Foods Hawaii makes it a point to involve himself and the company in local charitable causes, such as Saturday’s Hawaii Foodbank Food Day drive. Say cheese and prosper. A... Read Story >>

Born To Do Stunts - April 06, 2005
When Mike Vendrell was born, his mother placed a news clipping about a stunt man in his baby album. Today he’s stunt coordinator for the ABC hit ‘Lost’

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First Family of FIRE - March 30, 2005
Debbi Akiona Eleneki’s dad was a firefighter, as are four brothers. But nobody, including herself, thought she’d make captain one day

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Paul Robins: A Star In The Making - March 23, 2005
Oprah Winfrey gave him a big break. Mariah Carey calls him a ‘star in the making.’ Randy Jackson says he ‘has what it takes.’ And Paul Robins of Makaha is only in the sixth grade

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All Hands On Deck At Kamehameha - March 17, 2005
That will be the battle cry of popular CEO Dee Jay Mailer, who just made one year on the job, until the school is educating all Hawaiian children.  It doesn’t take long to realize that peop... Read Story >>

Boning Up On Saving Lives - March 09, 2005
Every day, cancer patients die waiting to find a bone marrow match. That’s why Roy Yonashiro of the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry wants to sign up more donors. ‘It doesn’t hurt,’ he says, ... Read Story >>

When Disaster Strikes - March 02, 2005
It’s Red Cross Month, and Ed Teixeira of Civil Defense, HPD Chief Boisse Correa and HFD Chief Attilio Leonardi join Coralie Matayoshi, Red Cross executive director, in saluting the organization that... Read Story >>

Which Way Will Ed Run? - February 23, 2005
The rarest of Washington creatures - a moderate - Democratic Congressman Ed Case ponders whether a run against Republican Gov. Linda Lingle might be in his future in 2006, or if he’ll wait for a... Read Story >>

2005 Narcissus Queen Darah Dung - February 16, 2005
Symbolism plays a big part in Darah Dung’s life. The Narcissus Festival Queen was born on Chinese New Year’s day in 1981, the Year of the Rooster. As she celebrates her 24th birthday, she reigns a... Read Story >>

Dr Thomas Kosasa - February 09, 2005
Dr. Thomas Kosasa turned his back on a comfortable life in the family business — ABC Stores — to pursue the life of a Renaissance man, and for years the life of a playboy.

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Chef D.K. Kodama - February 02, 2005
The hottest chef in Hawaii did not go to a pedigreed culinary school. He did not study under a famous chef. Although he did operate a bulldozer and other heavy equipment at construction sites. And for... Read Story >>

Not Your Typical Teen Sensation Tani Lynn Fujimoto - January 27, 2005
Tani Lynn Fujimoto is both an atypical and typical teenager — atypical because she’s a budding entertainment star, one potentially of the first magnitude; typical because she often describ... Read Story >>



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