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Reported by Star-Bulletin staff & wire

Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Japan honeymooners still sweet on Hawaii

Hawaii remains the most popular destination for Japanese honeymooners, as it has been for the past three years, according to a survey by Japan Travel Bureau Inc., that country's biggest travel agency. The islands also soared as a destination for those Japanese planning to hold their actual weddings overseas, the survey found. Checking 2,351 couples who booked at JTB offices for honeymoons for this spring and autumn, JTB registered 626 couples bound for Hawaii, a 1.3 percent rise from last year. Of those, 262 couples said they plan to get married in Hawaii, a 13 percent increase from last year.

ILWU files grievance against Maui resort

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against a Maui hotel for allegedly violating federal labor law.

The ILWU, which represents 900 employees at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, yesterday accused the hotel's owner of refusing to provide information required for negotiations. KSL Recreation Corp., a subdivision of the KKR investment firm, bought the hotel more than a year ago and Grand Wailea employees have been seeking to negotiate a contract since then, according to the ILWU. Hotel executives could not be reached for comment.

Univ. of Phoenix firm to create 'Net stock

PHOENIX -- Apollo Group Inc., which runs programs that allow working adults to get college degrees, said today that it seeks to raise $75 million through an initial public offering of a tracking stock for its online business.

The Phoenix-based company offers degrees through its University of Phoenix as well as other educational programs in 35 states, including Hawaii. Under the University of Phoenix instructional model, students spend a few hours one night a week in class and more time completing assignments and studying in small groups. As of Jan. 31, University of Phoenix Online had about 12,000 degree candidates.

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