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Inquiry prompts reporter's dismissal
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin has dismissed entertainment reporter Tim Ryan following an investigation into stories he wrote during the past several years.
The stories contained phrases or sentences that appeared elsewhere before being included, un-attributed, in stories that ran in the Star-Bulletin. The stories did not include inaccurate information or any fabrications.
Ryan, who had been at the Star-Bulletin since 1984, wrote the stories while a member of the features department.
A correction or editor's note has been added online at starbulletin.com to the following Ryan stories:
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