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Senator Inouye Visits the F-22 Compound at Joint Base Pearl Harbor

‘Shaka Aloha’ from Hawaii’s F-22 pilots and Senator Daniel K. Inouye at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 27.

Senator Inouye visited the F-22 compound to meet and greet with Airmen from the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons

Senator Inouye visited the F-22 compound to meet and greet with Airmen from the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons

The Senator visited the F-22 compound to meet and greet with Airmen from the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons. Inouye, the most senior member of the U.S. Senate and the President Pro-Tempore, is known for his distinguished record as a legislative leader, and as a World War II combat veteran with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who earned the nation’s highest award for military valor, the Medal of Honor.

Panasonic EVOLTA Triathlon… The Digest Part II

The last time I posted on the EVOLTA Robot that is attempting to complete the Ironman Triathlon on just three rechargeable Panasonic Batteries he was just finishing charging.

In today’s digest we find the EVOLTA Robot has progressed in the Ironman and at one point even had some cheerleaders from the Mauna Lani Bay Hotels and Bungalows come out to cheer him on.

Team Mauna Lani practicing their cheer in anticipation of the Evolta Robot passing the resort tonight.

Team Mauna Lani practicing their cheer in anticipation of the Evolta Robot passing the resort tonight.

Part 10 of the digest covers the hours between 4:00 ~ 12:00 on the 26th of October:

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Part 11 of the digest covers the hours between 12:00 ~ 20:00 on the 26th of October:

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Part 12 of the digest covers the hours between 20:00 of October 26th to 4:00 of October 27th:

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Check for the latest information on the official site: http://panasonic.jp/charge/evolta/challenge/2011/index.html

Big Island Police Warning the Public About Credit Card Scam

Big Island police are warning the public about a credit card scam.

Several citizens have reported receiving suspicious messages on their mobile devices. A recorded messages claims that the caller’s credit card or debit card has been deactivated due to a security breach and directs the recipient to press “1” to reactivate the card. Upon pressing “1,” the potential victim is directed to a live voice, usually a person with a foreign accent, who asks for confidential financial information, such as the card number, expiration date and other information that could lead to identity theft.

Police urge anyone who receives such a call to hang up without providing any identifying or financial information. In addition, they should call their wireless service provider to find out how they can block future nuisance calls originating from that number.

Over Hawaii – A Pilot’s View

The unique wonders of Hawai‘i are explored in this illuminating, off-the-beaten-path tour of Hawai‘i’s six major Hawaiian islands: Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.

Over Hawaii: A Pilot's Story

While popular visitor destinations such as Honolulu are highlighted, much of this captivating hour features areas that can be accessed only by helicopter—or the extremely adventurous hiker. The itinerary includes unspoiled rain forests, majestic valleys, otherworldly volcanic landscapes, spectacular sea cliffs, and idyllic beaches where turquoise waters meet pristine white sands. Over Hawai‘i also ventures under, diving into Hawai‘i’s waters to visit coral reefs teeming with sea life.

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Over Hawai‘i celebrates not only the scenic beauty of Hawai‘i but its cultural heritage as well, featuring commentary by people who call Hawai‘i home and who tell the islands’ stories from an authentically Hawaiian point of view. The soundtrack showcases a wide range of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music.

Blending breathtaking scenery with fascinating insights, Over Hawai‘i reveals the remarkable diversity of America’s 50th state.

Big Island Police Conducting DUI Checkpoints and Roving Patrols Through Halloween

Big Island police will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols from Friday through Halloween, which falls on Monday. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.”

Sergeant Robert Pauole, head of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Traffic Services Section, pointed out that drugs, alcohol or both have been factors in 72 percent of the 18 traffic fatalities we’ve experienced so far this year. He urges all motorists to be extra cautious in the next few days, when a large number of pedestrians may be out for Halloween festivities.

“Be especially careful in residential areas by slowing down and looking for keiki on roadways and shoulders,” Pauole said. “If you plan to drink, please don’t drive. Make arrangements to ride with a designated, sober and licensed driver before you start drinking. If you can’t find one, don’t take a chance—take a taxi.”

Police offer the following tips for pedestrian safety over the Halloween weekend:

  • Make sure children are supervised as they cross the street.
  • Have children get out of cars on the curb side, not on the traffic side.
  • Drive below the posted speed limit during trick-or-treating hours.
  • Watch for children on roadways and on medians.
  • Exit driveways and alleyways carefully.

The Police Department wishes everyone a fun and safe Halloween.