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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, November 9, 2000

a little better

Star-Bulletin staff

University of Hawaii head baseball coach Les Murakami was resting comfortably last night at the Queen's Medical Center.

He remains in critical condition and deeply sedated in the intensive care unit.

Murakami has gotten a little better within the past 24 hours, according to a hospital spokesman.

His vitals are very stable and the swelling in his brain has gone down slightly, about one inch, since Tuesday, the spokesman said.

The 64-year-old Murakami was admitted to the hospital last Thursday afternoon after suffering a "significant" stroke in his office at Rainbow Stadium.

By Saturday morning, he was awake, alert and talking. However, late Saturday night, his brain began to swell to the point that doctors had to perform a four-hour craniotomy Monday night to remove part of his temporal lobe, the non-functional part, to alleviate pressure on the brain.

By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
Olympic boxer Brian Viloria of Waipahu was greeted
with a homecoming celebration at Honolulu Hale last night.

Wahine hoops tickets

University of Hawaii Wahine basketball individual ticket sales start Monday.

Reserved seating is available for Wahine games for the first time.

Tickets can be purchased at the Stan Sheriff Center box office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling Ticket Plus at 526-4000 or at Ticket Plus outlets, including Foodland (except the School Street location) and at Sack 'N Save stores.

Prices range from $5 to $8.

UH men win golf tourney

The University of Hawaii men's golf team ended the fall season by winning the UH Fall Classic Tuesday at the Waikoloa King's Course.

The Rainbows finished with a three-round total of 903, 10 strokes better than Australia's Pacific International.

UH senior Russell Nygard took individual honors with a 223. Sophomore Justin Kim and freshman Matt Kodama tied for third place at 227.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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