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2009-03-16 22:34:40

Airfare to Hawaii and hotel rates on the island have plunged this year amid the U.S. economic downturn, travel industry analysts say. State figures show Hawaii had a 12.4 percent decline in visitors, or 72,255 fewer guests, in January compared with the same time last year, CNN reported Monday. Some of the decline might be because tourists figure travel to the tropical paradise might be too expensive. One traveler, Karl Stetson of Seattle, said his family figured they would have to skip their...

2009-02-27 10:40:00

- Hawaii's Sights, Sounds, Fragrances, Flavors, and Aloha Spirit Showcased in March - HONOLULU, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- If Bay Area residents start feeling like they are being immersed in Hawaii's wondrous culture, beauty, and music in March, they won't be alone. Under the alluring theme, Hawaii: A Thousand Reasons to Smile, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), along with its Island Chapters (Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii's Big Island) will charm Bay Area residents with a...

2009-02-02 05:30:00

Record Low Airfares Help Make Hawaii Vacations Cheaper Than Ever HONOLULU, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to online retailer Travel Hawaii LLC (http://Travel-Hawaii.com), Hawaii's hotels are slashing rates in a variety of ways in order to stimulate demand. Combined with record low airfares to Hawaii, the overall cost of a Hawaii vacation has tumbled dramatically. "3rd Night Free is the new norm," said John Lindelow, owner of Travel Hawaii. "We track all the offers from Hawaii's hotels,...

2009-01-13 17:30:00

Statewide Winners Include Alan Wong's (Oahu) for Top Food and Roy's for Popularity; The Four Seasons (Big Island) as Best Resort; Kapalua Plantation (Maui) for Top Golf Course and Hawaii Volcanoes for #1 Attraction NEW YORKJan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Zagat Survey has released the results of its 2009 Hawaii Survey, which includes ratings and reviews of the finest restaurants, hotels, attractions, golf courses, nightspots and shops on the islands. As with all Zagat surveys, the ratings and...

2008-12-04 17:41:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" was established by Congress, by Public Law 103 308 as a time to commemorate Americans who died as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese navy launched a surprise attack against the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 2,400 Americans perished as a result, and over 1,200 were injured. As...

2008-11-19 20:42:00

A man who lost his wedding ring off the coast of Hawaii's Oahu island less than 24 hours after his nuptials says the ring washed ashore four days later. Carlton Helm said he had gone for an 8.5-mile paddle along Oahu's east shore Sunday morning and did not realize until he was nearly finished that he had lost the waterproof case containing his wallet, cell phone and wedding ring, KITV in Honolulu reported Wednesday. It was gone. The container was gone and I freaked out. I was like 'Oh my...

2008-10-03 06:00:12

By Larry Olmsted The first hotel on Waikiki Beach was built in 1901, and for more than a century, Waikiki, as well as surrounding Honolulu and the entire island of Oahu, have been what people think of when they visualize Hawaii. Though each island in the 50th state has a distinct personality (and there are good arguments for visiting and owning vacation homes on any of them), Oahu is by far the most popular. The island is home to 75% of the state's nearly 1.3 million inhabitants, and...

2008-09-19 15:00:27

By Chuck Barney It's another absurdly gorgeous day in Hawaii. The sunlit sky is a neon blue. A gentle breeze caresses the tops of the palm trees. And the turquoise ocean is calm and inviting. But just off the eastern shore of Oahu, in a cramped, two- person, rented kayak, a storm is brewing. "We're never going to get there if we don't row in sync," mutters my wife, Diane, her voice tinged with exasperation. "There" is tiny Moko Nui island, one of two picturesque atolls anchored beyond...

2008-08-31 12:00:21

By Anthony McCartney Associated Press CALADESI ISLAND, Fla. -- Kaylee Sturm sat in the low surf, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping around her. The University of Tampa senior had never been to this barrier island north of Clearwater, but she and her mom were immediately impressed. "I like that it's natural," Sturm said, adding that she preferred it to other Gulf Coast beaches. "The water's just more beautiful here." It's an assessment that Stephen P. Leatherman would agree...

2008-07-15 09:00:44

By Britt Yap Associated Press HONOLULU -- With sugar cane and pineapples fading, Hawaii's next big export to the U.S. mainland could be less sweet -- 100,000 tons of trash a year. In one of the most ambitious municipal disposal plans yet, Oahu, Hawaii's most populous island, is looking to send some of its garbage on a 2,600-mile voyage to the West Coast. With 900,000 residents and close to five times as many tourists each year, Oahu is running out of landfill space. And neighbors on...


Latest Oahu Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 19:12:29

If you live Honolulu Hawaii or the surrounding low elevation area’s this is what you can roughly expect to see with impacts of the three features below when it comes to your heating and cooling budget. The above graph shows the situations that occurred during previous phases of all three events such as normal conditions along with EL-Nino and La-Nina. During a normal cycle it is easy to see that the cooling degree days during March were around 355.5 days. During the same month of March...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-08 21:00:44

Honolulu is located on the Hawaiian Island chain in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. The climate of Honolulu is really impacted by the warmer waters of the Pacific. A unique fact about Hawaii is if you go up into the mountains it is possible to see snow on the mountain tops during the winter. Temperatures for Honolulu Hawaii: January average temps on the island are lows in the 60’s and highs in the lower 80’s which is the coolest month on the island. February through May...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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