Hearing set on Turtle Bay plan
Gov. Linda Lingle's proposal for the state to buy the 850-acre Turtle Bay property will be the subject of a community meeting at Kahuku High School next week.
The "talk story" session is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kahuku High School cafeteria.
"This talk story is an opportunity for the North Shore community to voice their opinions and share their ideas on this once-in-a-generation opportunity," Lingle said in a recent news release.
Among the community organizations encouraging participation in the event is the Defend Oahu Coalition, a North Shore preservation group.
Lingle, in her State of the State speech last month, proposed the state purchase Turtle Bay to "preserve a lifestyle" and also to "create an opportunity for the community to shape a vision for this part of the North Shore."
Majority Democrats in the Legislature have criticized the governor for making an ambitious proposal with no specifics on how it should be carried out.
Internment camp commemorated
A Sunday program at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will mark the 65th anniversary of the Honouliuli internment camp where 300 Hawaii residents were detained during World War II.
"Never Again" is the theme of the 1 p.m. program co-sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League, Honolulu chapter, which annually commemorates the presidential order that put 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry in mainland detention centers after Japan attacked the United States.
The program will feature talks by National Park Service archaeologist Jeff Burton about the history and preservation of the West Oahu campsite and Frank Hays, Pacific director of the National Park Service, about the preservation of the Manzanar National Historic Site in California.
University of Hawaii law professor Eric Yamamoto will speak on his research on reparations for the historic civil rights violation, and Gail Honda will share research on Hawaii internee Otokichi Ozaki.
The program at the center, 2454 S. Beretania St., is free and open to the public.
Pilot of crashed B-2 at Tripler
The Air Force pilot who ejected from a B-2 stealth bomber Saturday on Guam is being treated for a spinal compression injury at Tripler Army Medical Center.
The pilot, who has not been named by the Air Force, is one of two pilots from the 509th Bomb Wing. The Air Force said he is in stable and good condition.
The second pilot was medically evaluated and released from Guam Naval Hospital over the weekend.
The $1.2 billion bomber, called the "Spirit of Kansas," is one of four deployed to Andersen Air Force Base from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
They were replaced with six B-52 bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. The rotation of B-2 and B-52 bombers is part of the Pacific Command's defense posture.
The bomber crashed at Andersen shortly after takeoff Saturday morning. The Air Force has said the aircraft lifted off but then crashed on the runway.
The B-2 that went down was the second in a two-aircraft formation.
There were no injuries to personnel on the ground or damage to buildings.
Officials said it was the first time a B-2 had crashed.