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Friday, March 10, 2000

‘Mighty Mo’ readies
for the silver screen

By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin
The big guns of USS Missouri's No. 1 Turret, above and below,
are raised in preparation for a new movie about the 1941 attack on
Pearl Harbor.The gun barrels weigh 232,000 pounds each and
haven't been moved since the battleship was decommissioned in
March 1992. The new movie will star Cuba Gooding Jr.
and Ben Affleck. Filming is expected to begin next month.

By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin

By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin
Chief Bosun's Mate Julio Diaz straddles the port gun barrel
as he and fellow sailors from the USS O'Kane work on
preparing the ship for its role in the movie.
The sailors were volunteering their time.


Order in the court

By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin
Piilani Smith, left, and Wayne Kahoonei Panoke, far right, of
'Ilio'ulaokalani, a coalition of traditional Hawaiian practitioners,
greet law students at yesterday's opening ceremonies for the
National Native American Law Students Association Moot
Court competition, hosted by Richardson School of Law
at the University of Hawaii.

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