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2008-01-30 03:00:24

By Venzon, Nel C Jr The world-famous Waikiki Beach, situated along Oahu's picturesque south shore, may be in jeopardy. Considered the heart of Hawaii's tourism industry, Waikiki and its surrounding environs host about 72,000 visitors per day, amounting to an estimated $3.6 billion total gross state product in 2002 (Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, 2003). Recent events affecting area waters, however, may have seriously compromised Waikiki's future economic...

2007-05-26 03:00:15

The local experts at HawaiianBeachRentals.com present the 10 most romantic spots to consider for Hawaii vacations: 1. Princeville, Kauai: Your romantic getaway condo or vacation rental in Princeville will never be far from a beach or overlooking an ocean bluff. Enjoy the lustrous sunsets behind Bali Hai, secluded beaches, or the fresh water pools of Queen's Bath. 2. North Shore, Oahu: Whether you choose a beachfront home or one situated within the plumeria fields, these quaint towns...

2007-04-03 09:00:31

By Paulay, Gustav Abstract: The grapsid crab Metopograpsus oceanicus ( Jacquinot, 1852) is recorded from the Hawaiian Islands for the first time; it appears to be established at least in Kane'ohe Bay on O'ahu. I review the ecology of the species in Oceania and argue that it was introduced both to the Hawaiian Islands and Guam, likely by shipping traffic. A brief review of Metopograpsus in the Hawaiian Islands is also presented. INVASIONS BY nonindigenous species are one of the greatest...

2007-02-11 12:00:25

Yard House, the award-winning restaurant founded by former Kailua resident Steele Platt, makes its debut today at Waikiki Beach Walk. The restaurant, opening at the new lifestyle center at Lewers Street and Kaila Road, is known for its extensive American fusion menu, classic rock music and world's largest selection of beer. Yard House welcomes guests daily from 11am to 1am with late-night dining available until midnight and last call at 1am. Platt greeted old friends, neighbors and school...

2005-12-15 17:57:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The remains of a U.S. Navy seaman, killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and since dug up twice, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Seaman 2nd Class Warren Hickock of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was assigned to the mine-laying ship USS Sicard at the time but was believed to have been killed while doing temporary duty aboard the ill-fated battleship USS Pennsylvania. In the...

2005-10-13 14:10:25

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A cast member of the Emmy-winning TV series "Lost" and his wife were robbed at gunpoint in their Honolulu home, police and a spokeswoman for the actor said on Thursday. A spokeswoman for actor Josh Holloway confirmed that he and his wife had been robbed but declined to comment further. Honolulu police declined to identify Holloway but said a couple living at his property was awakened at 4:10 a.m. local time on Wednesday by a man wearing gray-and-black shirt...

2005-09-20 07:56:02

By Paul Majendie NAWILILI, Hawaii (Reuters) - For international set-jetters Hawaii is the perfect location. Indiana Jones racing for cover, dinosaurs rampaging in Jurassic Park, Elvis Presley crooning to his bride -- the Hawaiian island of Kauai has offered the ultimate exotic backdrop in more than 70 Hollywood movies. As the tourist industry enjoys a boom in bookings inspired by movie and TV locations -- a phenomenon known as "set-jetting" -- Hawaii is celluloid nirvana for...

2005-06-16 07:01:11

HONOLULU (AP) -- A team of divers is collecting information that will help experts determine how fast the sunken USS Arizona is deteriorating. The battleship sank on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the United States into World War II. The remains of more than 1,100 crewmen remain entombed in the sunken wreckage, which is spanned by the USS Arizona Memorial. "Collapse in inevitable but by all indications, it is not imminent. It could be decades," said...

2005-06-15 07:12:49

HONOLULU (AP) -- Marine scientists believe they have determined what is stinging or biting canoe paddlers at Keehi Lagoon. Waikiki Aquarium curator Jerry Crow said he consulted with other marine scientists and is confident that a microscopic jellyfish called hydromedusa is causing the stings in the lagoon near Honolulu International Airport. "They are widespread throughout this area. They are clearly very abundant," Crow said. "I feel pretty confident that that's what's stinging people."...


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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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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