Case family buys
stake in MidWeek
and Star-Bulletin

They are the latest local
investors in the two publications

Star-Bulletin staff

The Case family is acquiring a minority stake in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and MidWeek, according to David Black, owner of the publications.

Daniel H. Case, a Kauai native, is chairman of the law firm of Case Bigelow & Lombardi. He is a past president of the Hawaii State Bar Association. His wife, Carol, was born in Hilo.

They have a daughter, Carin, a teacher in Healdsburg, Calif.; and sons Steve, chairman of AOL Time Warner, and Jeffrey, executive vice president of AON Risk Services Inc. of Hawaii. Another son, Daniel III, who was chairman and former chief executive officer of JP Morgan H&Q (formerly Hambrecht & Quist), died of cancer in June.

"We both like having two papers," said Daniel Case, speaking for himself and his wife. "We think the Star-Bulletin turned out to be a good paper. And I kind of like David Black."

Black said he was "very pleased to have the Case family join us."

"They have put a great deal back into the community, both in personal time and with family donations," he said. "This will help deepen the ties of the newspaper with the community, making it easier for the paper to also know how to help the community."

The Case family will become the latest local investors in the two publications. Earlier this year, minority stakes were bought by Lawrence and Claire Johnson, Duane Kurisu, the Luke family, Jeff and Lynn Watanabe, and Island Holdings Inc., represented by Colbert Matsumoto and Franklin Tokioka.

As with the earlier transactions, terms of the latest sale were not disclosed.

Daniel Case will join Black, Kurisu, Larry Johnson, Warren Luke, Jeff Watanabe and Matsumoto as a director of Oahu Publications Inc. and MidWeek Printing Inc.

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