October 21, 2008
PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 20 -- Sen. Barack Obama will leave the campaign trail for two days later this week, heading for Hawaii to visit his gravely ill grandmother. Obama communications director Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday that Obama is canceling campaign events in Iowa and Wisconsin. He will leave for Hawaii on Thursday afternoon after an event in Indianapolis, then return to the campaign Saturday. Madelyn Dunham "has always been one of the most important people in [Obama's]
December 23, 2012 |
HONOLULU — President Obama came to a veterans cemetery here on Sunday to honor the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, less as the nation's top politician and more as a native son of Hawaii paying tribute to his roots. The president had already formally memorialized Inouye (D-Hawaii), who died last week at age 88 after 50 years in the Senate, on Friday at the National Cathedral in Washington. But on Sunday, sitting between first lady Michelle Obama and Inouye's wife, Irene, Obama did not speak.
February 26, 2010 |
Saturday was a tense day in and around the Pacific Ocean. There was a wave on the loose. It was reputed to travel at the speed of a jet airplane. Beyond that, this tsunami was a mystery. No one knew precisely how big it would be when it came ashore. So went a very long day, full of anxious waiting and much staring at a sea that did little to signal its intentions. The sirens sounded at dawn in Hawaii, where more than 144,000 were told to head to higher ground. Tsunami warnings were posted from Panama to...
October 23, 2008 |
Democrat Barack Obama swept through Virginia yesterday trying to overturn nearly half a century of presidential history, continuing a march through red-state America before taking an unprecedented break from the campaign trail to visit the ailing grandmother who helped raise him. With an ear-splitting rally in the Richmond coliseum and a late-afternoon speech at a chilly park in Leesburg, Obama promised to deliver the Commonwealth in the Democratic...
March 25, 2011 |
Who: Gabriele Sarais, 30; his wife, Laura D'Andrea, 32; and their 14-month-old son, Francesco, natives of Italy now living in London Where: Hawaii, specifically the Big Island Why: To experience an island that offers both mountains and beaches When: Late April, early May for about nine nights Budget: $4,000, excluding international flight "We are after an exotic destination in a place that is not too wild...
October 11, 2009
HONOLULU -- China's Hainan Airlines has received approval to begin service from Beijing to Hawaii. The U.S. Department of Transportation approved the flights, which initially will be once-a-week. The trips probably will not begin until early next year. The airline, which is privately owned, already flies four times a week from China to Seattle. State tourism officials are lauding the approval. They hope the flights will bring more visitors to Hawaii, where tourism has fallen sharply in the last year...