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  • Amphibious caterpillars discovered in Hawaii

    Amphibious caterpillars discovered in Hawaii
    Moths of the Hawaiian genus Hyposmocoma are an oddball crowd: One of the species' caterpillars attacks and eats tree snails. Now researchers have described at least a dozen different species that live underwater for several weeks at a time. "I couldn't...
  • Alfred Shaheen, garment industry pioneer, dies at 86

    Alfred Shaheen, garment industry pioneer, dies at 86
    Alfred Shaheen, a textile manufacturer who revolutionized the garment industry in postwar Hawaii by designing, printing and producing aloha shirts and other ready-to-wear items under one roof, has died. He was 86. Shaheen died Dec. 22 of complications...
  • Ronald T. Takaki dies at 70; pioneer in the field of ethnic studies

    Ronald T. Takaki dies at 70; pioneer in the field of ethnic studies
    Ronald T. Takaki, a prolific and controversial scholar who helped pioneer the field of ethnic studies and wrote animated histories about blacks, Asians, Latinos and other marginalized Americans during four decades on the UC Berkeley faculty, has died....
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for April 12, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for April 12, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine: $27) Two crime-solving brothers find themselves working the same missing-persons case. || 1 || || 2. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little,...
  • Finding inspiration across the room

    Finding inspiration across the room
    "Have you ever tried Okinawan sake?" It wasn't a question. Not the way the giant Korean dude said it. Not the way he and his band of long-haired, tattooed, well-armed friends stood around grinning like something fun was about to happen, like the haole...
  • Navy missile hits failing spy satellite

    Navy missile hits failing spy satellite
    The Navy hit a failed intelligence satellite speeding 133 miles above the Earth with a three-stage missile on the first try Wednesday, a shot the Pentagon hopes destroyed the spacecraft's fuel tank filled with 1,000 pounds of potentially toxic gas. The...
  • Obama's peers didn't see his angst

    As a second-stringer for the Punahou high school basketball squad, Barack Obama would fire up his teammates with renditions from the R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire. In yearbooks, he signed his name with a flourishing O, for Obama, which he topped with an...
  • Roy's maintains its status as a Sand Lake tradition worth revisiting

    Roy's was one of the first to take up residence on Restaurant Row. In fact, in early 2001, there were so few dining establishments open on Sand Lake Road that we hadn't started calling it Restaurant Row. Timpano was serving, but many others that now line...
  • Honolulu hip

    When dancing lions snaked through the streets of Chinatown earlier this month, it was in celebration of Chinese new year, an event feted here annually for generations. For the celebrations welcoming the Year of the Rat, thousands of visitors descended...
  • Hawaii ships' woes may limit cruise options

    Ever since Polynesian settlers came ashore in canoes centuries ago, touring Hawaii by water has seemed natural. Until now. NCL America, a Honolulu-based cruise line that conveys visitors around these idyllic islands, has found rough sailing, and its...
  • Aloha Airlines halts passenger service

    Long-troubled Aloha Airlines, saying it was unable to find a buyer or financing to stay in business, will end passenger service today, grounding the only carrier offering nonstop flights from Orange County to Hawaii. The Honolulu-based carrier, which had...