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1997 Specials & Court Rulings:

August 9, 1997
BROKEN TRUST
September 10, 1997
[Attorney General's
preliminary report]

Issued on Nov. 17, 1997 (183K file)
[Full text of the
Master's Report]

Nov. 27, 1997
Broken Trust II

Issued Dec. 4, 1997, online Dec. 19
(80K file)

[Full text of Judge Yim's
'Fact Finder' report]




PROLOGUE: 1997 stories leading up to "Broken Trust"
May 8: Kamehameha, Lindsey criticized
May 9: Kamehameha protest planned
May 10: Saturday Update: "Like a civil war"
May 15: Kamehameha marchers: "We care"

May 16: Staff threatens to go public
May 22: Alumni stood-up by Bishop trustees
June 6: Kamehameha faculty goes public
July 16: Bishop trustees flunk in poll


Related Web sites: Kamehameha Schools
  Na Pua a Ke Ali'i Pauahi
  Hawaii State Attorney General




1997 stories:

August 13, 1997
Trustees face state inquiry
Bronster could trigger change
Peters: No one scrutinized 'more than us'
Na Pua a Ke Ali'i Pauahi welcomes inquiry
Waihee denies trustee report
Roth: The fuse is lit; issue is now out of the bottle

August 14, 1997
Lindsey's Kamehameha plans outlined
Kamehameha Schools plan for preschoolers

August 15, 1997
Bishop plans draw fire

August 16, 1997
Bishop Estate must change -- Sen. Inouye

August 18, 1997
Some key Hawaiians: Don't probe estate

August 19, 1997
Bronster expects inquiry plan this week
The will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop

[The Will]
The KS/BE Web site has the complete will
and codicils posted online.


August 20, 1997
Fired estate exec questioned
Trustees as CEO; some comparisons
Trustee Richard Wong responds to "Broken Trust"

August 21, 1997
State may add inquiry staff
Supreme Court justices respond to "Broken Trust"

August 22, 1997
View Point: Bishop Estate has outgrown its status as a trust
AG: Bishop trustees won't have to step down -- yet

August 25, 1997
Estate leasehold policies criticized
Bishop plans $50 million Kakaako project
My Turn: Silent majority of Hawaiians look for leadership

August 26, 1997
Estate tries to silence Harmon
Bronster: All-out for answers
Na Pua: Accountability
Oswald Stender stands out

August 27, 1997
Cayetano: Estate can't hide behind confidentiality

August 28, 1997
Trustee critics unite
Pauahi's will has faced many legal arguments

August 30, 1997
Conflict over golf was close call for estate
Yim needs more time
Yim in eye of hurricane

September 1, 1997
Schools group: Change wanted in trustees, not will

September 3, 1997
Estate swings for the fences with its investments

September 4, 1997
Hearing set on request to limit probe

September 9, 1997
Lease-to-fee conversion upheld
Trustees mail 17,000 newsletters

September 10, 1997
Attorney General releases preliminary report
(Including the complete text of the report)
Kekumano: Estate 'dishonest'

September 11, 1997
Attorney General turns up the heat
Bronster says estate stonewalling
'Broken Trust' authors approve

September 12, 1997
Estate wants minutes kept from public

September 13, 1997
Students, teachers under 'tremendous stress'

September 16, 1997
Trustees' Removal Demanded
Na Pua Has Praise
Kekumano Has Cancer
Bronster: 'I Want To Take A Look'
Estate: 'Unwarranted, Inappropriate'

September 18, 1997
Bishop Estate fires back -- charges Roth running the show

September 19, 1997
State tax chief joins the inquiry
Heen: Trustees must provide answers
Estate had Legislature power
Kamehameha sued over admissions policy

September 20, 1997
Tax chief's involvement welcomed by Bishop Estate

September 22 issue

FORBES MAGAZINE:
"Arrogance goeth before a fall"

September 22, 1997
Star-Bulletin/KHNL Poll: 69% say trustees flunk

September 23, 1997
Star-Bulletin/KHNL Poll:
90% back Bishop inquiry

Cayetano: 'No justification' for trustee pay
Estate lawyers subpoena reporters' info, notes

September 24, 1997
Bishop trustees circle the wagons
Letters from Heen, King and Roth

September 25, 1997
Bronster asks Probate Court to deny
estate's bid for protective order


September 26, 1997
Margery Bronster, A.G.
Cayetano raps Justices

September 27, 1997
Harmon admits contempt

September 30, 1997
Estate reeling from effects of '95 cuts
Trouble dogs Bishop trustee project

October 1, 1997
Kamehameha alumni to celebrate Pauahi legacy

October 2, 1997
Program assists those intimidated
about talking to Yim and Bronster


October 3, 1997
Bishop legal team size exaggerated - lawyer
Hundreds pay honor to legacy of Pauahi

October 7, 1997
Estate sues ex-teachers
Estate: Not trying to gag teachers

October 8, 1997
Bishop to Bronster: No disclosure
Bronster to Lindsey: Don't ignore subpoena

October 9, 1997
Judge's ruling unties Bronster's hands

October 11, 1997
Bishop lawyer says Bronster 'out to get' two trustees

October 14, 1997
NEW YORK TIMES:
Hawaiians clash with trustees of estate run school
By Todd S. Purdum
(Free registration with the New York Times required)


October 14, 1997
Critics reject 'healing' service
Estate records sent to judge, Bronster

October 17, 1997
Rep. Tom beholden to Bishop Estate?
Yim ends first phase of probe into schools' management
City to resume Hawaii Kai condo condemnation

October 18, 1997
Judge bars destruction of Bishop Estate files

October 20, 1997
Bishop Estate's legal army
Justices discuss trustee selection process

October 21, 1997
Deleted files 'meaningless' -- McCorriston

October 22, 1997
Subpoenas on estate upheld
State: Bishop lawyer impeding probe
Company headed by Kamehameha V.P. gets lucrative break
Kula school for Hawaiians to be completed in 2 years

October 24, 1997
Stender wants estate to agree to
permanent ban on deleting files


October 25, 1997
State may question McCorriston's role

October 29, 1997
Estate worker threatened, under guard
Bishop, partners alter Chinese bank plan
Estate revises plans for student enrollment
Ex-Punahou chief: Estate must include faculty

October 30, 1997
Estate settles on file destruction, retaliation

November 1, 1997
Subpoenas cover many Estate activities

November 4, 1997
Estate, IRS confirm audit of the trust

November 5, 1997
Trustee rift will get hearing
Bar candidates connected to Estate controversy

November 6, 1997
Trustee Gerard Jervis
Jervis workers comp fraud case

November 10, 1997
Bishop Estate: Profits or the People?

November 11, 1997
Lindsey, state spar over attorneys

November 12, 1997
Estate spokeswoman quits
Ex-estate employees will testify

November 14, 1997
Wong: Trustees not left out
State hopes to force Lindsey to testify
Both sides like record protection order

November 15, 1997
Bishop Estate case 'tends to cast a shadow'
over other charities




[Full text of the Master's Report]
Issued on Nov. 17, 1997, posted Nov. 20 (183K file)




November 18, 1997
Report rekindles calls for trustee resignations
AG asks court to hold Lindsey in contempt

November 19, 1997
4 trustees receive country club freebies

November 20, 1997
Stender agrees with report criticizing Bishop Estate's management

November 21, 1997
Peters criticizes estate's master

November 25, 1997
Lindsey permitted two lawyers during interview

November 26, 1997
Trustees try to block Lindsey testimony



November 27, 1997
Broken Trust II: New essay rips Lindsey

[Broken Trust II]
Schools' gross mismanagement must stop now





November 28, 1997
Lindsey, Stender clash on essay
Full text of Lindsey's response to Broken Trust II

December 2, 1997
State hires Goodenow investigative firm for Bishop probe

December 3, 1997
Bishop Estate rips master's review
Bronster: 'Disobedience' by estate is nothing new
Board awaits Yim report on 'lead trustee' system

December 4, 1997
Bronster: Trustees uncooperative
Estate manager asked investor to join gas deal
Dawson: Remove all five

December 5, 1997
Trustees OK master's changes
Both sides agree to 20 of 21 recommendations
Fact finder files sealed report

December 6, 1997
Trustees rap Lindsey for criticizing Chun's work

December 8, 1997
Lindsey sparks a battle with anti-Chun report

Dec. 9, 1997
Jervis, Stender flag Mehau contract
Kamehameha faculty wants trustees ousted
Hawaiiana collection purchase draws fire

December 10, 1997
Lindsey removed as 'lead trustee' for education
Alumni thank schools' faculty and students

December 11, 1997
Estate's reform pledge gets mixed reviews
Roth elected president of bar association
Bishop leases worry Kona farmers

December 12, 1997
Jervis, Stender call for Lindsey's ouster
(Including Jervis' and Stender's letter to Lindsey)
Lindsey managed 'by intimidation' -- Judge Patrick Yim
Kahala group seeks to invoke lease-to-fee

December 13, 1997
Jervis, Stender: Lindsey 'Unfit to serve'
Yim: 'Inappropriate use of...authority'
Lindsey criticizes Yim's report



Full text of Judge Yim's
'Fact Finder's' report
Online Dec. 19 - Issued Dec. 4, 1997 (80K file)



December 17, 1997
Cayetano suggests trustees need 'cooling off' time

December 18, 1997
Hawaiian leaders meet with trustees

December 19, 1997
4 out of 5 justices won't pick trustees
Report charts progress at Kamehameha Schools

December 20, 1997
Abolish system of 'lead trustees' now, Bronster says
Full text of Judge Patrick Yim's Fact Finder's report

December 21, 1997
4 out of 5 justices won't pick trustees

December 22, 1997
Justices relinquish trustee selection;
alternatives explored


December 23, 1997
Suit targeting trustees called 'baseless'

WASHINGTON POST:
Corruption Charges Catch Beloved
Hawaii Charity in Furious Undertow

By Lou Cannon, special to The Washington Post

December 24, 1997
Bronster: Probate could set trustee selection rules
Kamehameha faculty looks to form union

December 27, 1997
Court master's payment approved for $102,433

December 29, 1997
Jervis and Stender petition Lindsey's removal

December 30, 1997
Lindsey ouster sought in court

December 31, 1997
Story of the year: Bishop Estate

1997 opinion:

August 13, 1997
Bishop Estate trustees' influence racket
Richard Borreca

August 14, 1997
Cayetano deserves Bishop Estate credit
Editorial
Broken Trust report was sorely needed
Bud Smyser

August 15, 1997
Trustee Lindsey sketches school plan
Editorial
Public outrage shows that people still care
Diane Chang
Bishop trustees under seige
Charles Memminger

August 18, 1997
Trustees, justices' replies unconvincing
Editorial
Estate leaders need new perspective
Diane Chang
Getting chewed out
David Shapiro

August 20, 1997
Political beast consumed Bishop Estate
Charles Memminger

August 21, 1997
Cartoon
Clay Jones

August 22, 1997
Temporary help wanted: Trusty trustee
Charles Memminger
Letters
A special selection
Cartoon
Clay Jones

August 25, 1997
To Our Readers
John Flanagan
Letters
A special selection
Cartoon
Clay Jones

August 26, 1997

Letters
A special selection
Cartoon
Clay Jones

August 27, 1997

Bishop Estate probe making progress
Editorial
Letters
A special selection
Cartoon
Clay Jones

August 29, 1997

Letters
A special selection

September 1, 1997

Letters
A special selection
Politics and Bishop Estate trustees
David Shapiro

September 2, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Bishop Estate trustees flawed response
Bud Smyser

September 3, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

September 4, 1997

Panel voted 8-3 against Waihee
Bud Smyser
Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 9, 1997

Political choices for Bishop Estate board
Bud Smyser

September 10, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Leasehold conversion wins another battle
Editorial

September 11, 1997

Columnist, newspaper biased in coverage
By Richard Wong, Trustee
Penny pinching by Bishop Estate
Bud Smyser
Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 12, 1997

State must fight Bishop trustees for records
Editorial
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 13, 1997

View Point: Why not open
Kamehameha to all ethnic groups?


September 15, 1997
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 16, 1997

Letters

September 17, 1997
Bishop Estate trustees should be removed
Editorial
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 18, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 19, 1997

Estate attorney has twisted the facts
Editorial

September 22, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 23, 1997

Gerard Jervis
Editorial
How the Campbell Estate operates
Bud Smyser
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 24, 1997

Cayetano's investigation of Bishop Estate
Richard Borreca
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

September 25, 1997

How Campbell and Bishop estates differ
Bud Smyser

September 26, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

September 29, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

September 30, 1997

A strategy for Bishop Estate trustees
Bud Smyser

October 2, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

October 3, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

October 6, 1997

More 'recognition'
Editorial
Cartoon
Clay Jones

October 7, 1997

Charitable trusts and the Bishop Estate
Bud Smyser

October 8, 1997

Trustees' lawsuit shows their pettiness
Editorial

October 9, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

October 10, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

October 13, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

October 14, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones
Letters
Daily letters

October 20, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

October 21, 1997

Concern over alleged deletion of Bishop files
Editorial
Cartoon
Clay Jones
Editorial Cartoon
Clay Jones

October 28, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

October 29, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

October 31, 1997

Bishop Estate threats
Editorial
Editorial Cartoon
Clay Jones

November 4, 1997

A vision of a reformed Bishop Estate
Bud Smyser
Letters
Daily letters

November 5 1997

Isolated trustees
Editorial
Cartoon
Clay Jones
Letters
Daily letters

November 6 1997

Letters
Daily letters

November 7 1997

Trustees must change how they run Bishop Estate
Trustee Gerard Jervis
Cartoon
Clay Jones

November 8, 1997

Two figures in Bishop Estate battle
David Shapiro

November 10, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones
Monsignor Kekumano is back on his feet
Diane Chang

November 12, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

November 14, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

November 17, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

November 18, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

November 19, 1997

Master's report adds to criticism of trustees
Editorial

November 20, 1997

Club memberships
Editorial
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones
Editorial cartoon
Clay Jones

November 22, 1997

Judges should be leading fight for reform
David Shapiro

November 24, 1997

When a flack turns journalist or vice versa
Diane Chang

November 26, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

November 27, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Editorial cartoon
Clay Jones

November 28, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

November 29, 1997

Harris' decision on running for governor
David Shapiro

Dec. 1, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

Dec. 2, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

Dec. 3, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

Dec. 4, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec. 5, 1997

Attempt to discredit master's report futile
Editorial
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec. 8, 1997

PR people, media want the same thing
View Point by Craig Miyamoto
Hawaii by Dave Donnelly

Dec. 9, 1997

Lokelani Lindsey's attack could backfire
Editorial
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.10, 1997

Lindsey report sounds eerily familiar
Charles Memminger
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.11, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.12, 1997

Bishop trustees' switch may come too late
Editorial
Lindsey and the fine art of finger pointing
Diane Chang
Letters
Daily letters

Dec.15, 1997

Bishop probe must not stop with Lindsey
Editorial
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.16, 1997

Editorial Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.17, 1997

It's hard to be jolly when reality intrudes
Charles Memminger
Letters
Daily letters

Dec.18, 1997

Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.19, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.20, 1997

'Caine Mutiny' or 'Ship of Fools'?
John Flanagan

Dec.22, 1997

Justices made correct decition on estate role
Editorial
Kamehameha Schools
Editorial
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.23, 1997

Public scrutiny vital in trustee selection
A.A. 'Bud' Smyser

Dec.24, 1997

Letters
Daily letters

Dec.25, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.26, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.29, 1997

Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.30, 1997

'Broken Trust' authors on trustee selection
Editorial
Cartoon
Clay Jones

Dec.31, 1997

Trustees' petition for removal
Editorial
Letters
Daily letters
Cartoon
Clay Jones


Related Web sites:

Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate

Na Pua a Ke Ali'i Pauahi

Hawaii State Attorney General




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