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Thursday, December 5, 2002



Flanagan joining
Hawaii service council

His final column appears
in today's Star-Bulletin


Star-Bulletin staff

Star-Bulletin Contributing Editor John Flanagan has accepted a position as executive director with a Hawaii nonprofit organization.

Flanagan's appointment at the Hawaii Community Services Council becomes effective Dec. 16. His last column appears in today's edition.

"My heart will always be with the Star-Bulletin," Flanagan said. "However, it's time for me to move on to new challenges. HCSC offers an exciting avenue for me to work to improve the community directly by strengthening its network of health and social service agencies."

The nonprofit organization works with community groups, businesses and government. The organization helped launched the ASK-2000 information and referral service, the Ke Ala Hoku Community Benchmarking project and the Weinberg Fellows Program.

Flanagan, former editor and publisher of the Star-Bulletin, has been with the newspaper since 1987. He assisted in leading the newspaper through two ownership changes, including its purchase by Black Press Ltd. in March 2001.

Don Kendall, president of Oahu Publications and publisher of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, said: "We wish him nothing but the best of luck. He played a vital role in saving the Star-Bulletin and was a tremendous leader during the takeover in March 2001."

For nine years, Flanagan has been a board member of the Aloha United Way and has regularly worked with the Hawaii Community Services Council.



Hawaii Community Services Council



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