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Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Giant washes up
on Big Island

By Ken Love, West Hawaii Today
Visitors to Hawaii's Kohala Coast view what officials
estimate to be a 30-ton adult humpback whale that washed
ashore Sunday night. People could see the carcass yesterday,
though beaches along the coast were closed as sharks ravaged
the remains. The whale's baleen is seen at lower left. Marine
scientists from the University of Hawaii at Hilo are hoping
they can salvage the skeleton for educational purposes.

Kuhio Day crafts

By Kathryn Bender, Star-Bulletin
Nani Cruz with Na Kupuna O Koolau makes kupee
for the craft fair at the federal building yesterday in
celebration of Prince Kuhio Day. The day's events
included an exhibit of memorabilia from the Bishop
Museum, Hawaiian arts and crafts, a lei-making
demonstration, the Royal Hawaiian Band, and
a blessing by the Royal Order of Kamehameha.

Where’s the fire?

By Craig T. Kojima, Star-Bulletin
Some 45 firefighters performed agility tests in full gear
at the Honolulu Municipal Building yesterday, vying
for one of five openings in the rescue division. One test
required applicants to climb nine floors in 90 seconds.
Above, Jim Hall reaches the ninth floor. Below, Brian
Kaaa, left, takes a breather after his effort, watched
by Albert Fernandez.

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