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Monday, September 11, 2000


File photo
Radioman Donald Doyle of Honolulu hoisted the
Hawaiian flag over the South Pole in 1959. This flag
was later given to Rear Adm. David M. Tyree.

Flagging down

This week, we're back to Hawaiian flags that made history -- and what happened to them.

To update an earlier urban legend, there was a particularly vicious rumor that the Hawaiian flag that was lowered from Iolani Palace on Admission Day in 1898 was cut up for souvenirs, a whopper repeated recently by Sen. Dan Inouye. The flag is actually safely stored in the State Archives.

The basis for that myth, as it turns out, is likely James Michener's novel "Hawaii," which noted that the flag was cut into strips. A fiction!

We also wondered what happened to the battle flag from the cruiser Honolulu, which was presented to the Honolulu Navy League in the mid-'50s. Short answer: The Navy still doesn't know. And there are no more cruisers of the Honolulu's famous class. The Navy disposed of them all. They're history.

Other Hawaii flags have occasionally made history. For example, a tiny Hawaiian flag was carried by astronauts around the moon on Apollo 10 and given to Bishop Museum. Bishop Museum folks believe that the flag was passed on to the Onizuka Museum in Kona.

The first Hawaiian flag flown over the South Pole was given to the governor's office in 1957. The first Hawaiian flag over the North Pole was raised in 1960, courtesy of the submarine Sargo, and was passed on to the Navy for safekeeping. It's not known where either is now.

We asked what happens to flags presented to the governor and press secretary Kim Murakawa responded that there are indeed some presentation flags "dating all the way back to Gov. Ariyoshi." They are kept in storage at the governor's protocol office.

"I don't have the details on what they are, exactly. At this point, though, we're looking into storing them at the state archives so they'll be preserved."

Now there's an idea.

Burl Burlingame, Star-Bulletin

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New life for old computer

Honolulu Community College students in the CENT (computing, electronics, and networking technology) program want your trash, specifically, old microwave ovens, TVs, VCRs, small appliances, audio equipment, and 486 processor or newer computers.

The skill and knowledge of the students do indeed turn "one man's trash into another's treasure."

The students repair the appliances, then they are distributed to nonprofit organizations for delivery to people and organizations in need such as the Weed & Seed program, womens' shelters, PACT (Parents and Children Together), Weinberg Foundation, Spouse Abuse Center and botanical gardens.

No item is repaired for re-sale.

For more information, call Paul Jacoby at 845-9459

Film and video seminar

A three-day seminar on directing film and video will take place Oct. 20 to 22 in the Aina Haina Library's Conference room. Hours will be 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22.

The workshop will be conducted by Mark W. Travis, author of the best-selling book "The Director's Journey: The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers and Actors."

Travis, who has extensive television directing credits including the Emmy-winning drama, "Blind Tom: The Thomas Bethune Story," has also taught this seminar at the American Film Institute, UCLA and the Film and Media Lab in Tokyo.

The intensive seminar will give a comprehensive overview of the directing process from script to screen, and is designed to clarify the complex process of directing a film.For a class outline and info on the course, go to: and click on The Director's Journey.

The workshop, with a tuition of $250, is limited to 45 participants and registration is due by Friday. For more information write: or call Jeannette Paulson Hereniko at 396-8353.

Vibe continues on radio

For those who want to keep jamming after a Saturday night at the clubs, tune into "X-Faktor" on KQMQ 93.1 FM.

Airing from 1 to 4 a.m. Sundays, X-Faktor will keep the rhythms going with techno, house, trance, breakbeat and jungle.

The program will be hosted by DJ Euphorik and will also feature other popular local DJs, such as G-spot, Daniel J and Mr. Goodvybe.

Radio Log

KONG 570-AM / 93.5 FM: Adult contemporary rock with some Hawaiian music
KSSK 590-AM / 92.3-FM: Adult contemporary music
KHNR 650-AM: All news
KQMQ 93.1-FM: Contemporary hit radio
KQMQ 690-AM: Radio Disney
KGU 760-AM: Sports radio
KHVH 830-AM: News, talk, traffic, weather
KAIM 870-AM / 95.5-FM: Christian music and teaching
KJPN 940-AM: Japanese-language shows
KIKI 990-AM / 93.9-FM: Contemporary country AM; contemporary hits FM
KLHT 1040-AM: Christian radio
KWAI 1080-AM: Talk radio
KZOO 1210-AM: Japanese-language shows
KNDI 1270-AM: Live news from the Philippines; programs in 10 languages
KIFO 1380-AM: News, public affairs
KCCN 1420-AM / 100.3-FM: All talk / UH sports AM; contemporary island hits, FM
KUMU 1500-AM / 94.7-FM: Adult standards, AM; light rock, FM
KHPR 88.1-FM: Classical, news, public affairs
KIPO 89.3-FM: Jazz, classical, news
KTUH 90.3-FM: Jazz, blues, Hawaiian, rock, country and alternative
KKUA 90.7-FM: Classical, news, public affairs
KKCR 90.9 / 91.9-FM: Hawaiian music, midnight-3 p.m.; and rock, reggae, classical and new age
KRTR 96.3-FM: Adult contemporary music and news
KPOI 97.5-FM: Modern rock
KDNN 98.5-FM: Contemporary Hawaiian
KORL 99.5-FM: Adult contemporary
STAR 101.9-FM: Modern hits
KKHN 102.7-FM: Country
KXME 104.3-FM: Top 40
KINE 105.1-FM: Hawaiian
KGMZ 107.9-FM: Oldies

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