Honolulu News for June 2nd 2013

Ex-airline worker admits she smuggled drug money
A former Delta Air Lines employee said in federal court Friday that she used her Airport Operations Area security badge to smuggle more than a million dollars in illegal drug sale proceeds past security checkpoints at Honolulu Airport. Sifatutupu More…

Former airline employee to change plea in meth trafficking case
Fuamatu says that as a ramp agent she bypassed security checkpoints to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money from Honolulu to Los Angeles on flights with her husband. A criminal complaint alleges Walter Dominguez paid her to transport More…

Hot pink: Paris Hilton posts sizzling bikini snaps online
PARIS Hilton shore looks good as she teams heels with skimpy swimwear while shooting an ad for her new clothing line in Hawaii. The model posted the shots on her Instagram page as she promoted her Honey Bunch label. The American model, socialite More…

Honolulu's mayor, City Council battle budget | KHON2
It's a fight to the finish as Honolulu's mayor and City Council battle over the budget. The deadline is quickly approaching and both sides are still butting heads More…

Former Delta worker to change plea in meth ring
HONOLULU — A former Delta Air Lines employee pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy in a meth trafficking ring, admitting she used her security credentials to transport hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money from Hawaii to California. Sifatutupu More…

Hot pink: Paris Hilton posts sizzling bikini snaps online
The American model, socialite and designer, in Honolulu for the shoot, informed her fans on Twitter that she's tickled pink with how her creations have turned out. Paris Hilton is promoting her fashion designs in Honolulu. Bikini babe … Paris Hilton More…

paris hilton honey bunch clothing honolulu – The Sun
PARIS Hilton posts snap of herself in bikini shoot as she promotes her fashion designs with photo-shoots, press conference and a round of television interviews. More…

Honolulu Official: Synagro Bankruptcy Won't Impact City
Synagro, the company at the center of a controversial fight over the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, has filed for bankruptcy. But don't worry, Honolulu Environmental Services Director Lori Kahikina says. The bankruptcy won't impact city More…

Honolulu Club re-opens doors after month-long closure – Hawaii News Now
The Honolulu Club is back in business Saturday after being shut down for nearly a month. The Honolulu Club on Ward Avenue re-opened Saturday morning under new management. The previous owners, Meridien Sports Clubs, filed for bankruptcy last More…

Honolulu rail car-maker Ansaldo loses order from Belgian railway
Staff Pacific Business News. The operator or Belgium’s railway service has cancelled an order from Finmeccanica SpA, the Italian parent company of Ansaldo Honolulu JV, which has a $1.4 billion contract to make the cars for Honolulu’s elevated rail project. More…

Hawaii ceremony honors Army chaplain from Kansas
Because the Catholic priest's remains were never recovered, his name is listed at the American Battle Monuments Commission's Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Commission Secretary Max Cleland and the vicar general More…

Our readers share their family pictures
to Shannon Alexander and Blaine Alexander of Mililani. Vivienne Isabella Landino was born June 24 at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children to Denise Ann Avilla and Robert John Landino Jr. of Honolulu. Login for more… SUBSCRIBER LOGIN: More…

Honolulu Club reopening after remodel: Slideshow
The work included redoing the locker rooms, remodeling the bar areas and replacing all of the exercise equipment. Gushman and California-based Douglas Emmett Inc. (NYSE: DEI), which bought the Honolulu Club building in 2008, took over the club when More…

AP source: Bruno Mars' mother dies in Honolulu at age 55 of brain aneurysm
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The mother of Grammy-winning pop star Bruno Mars has died in Hawaii. Bernadette Hernandez died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, according to a publicist for Mars' label, Atlantic Records, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition More…

Honolulu Club re-opens with new management and a renovation
For years, it's been a place where people go to work out, socialize and network. The Honolulu Club re-opened under new management and after a $3 million renovation. They put in all state of the art equipment like these touch screen treadmills. The More…

Bruno Mars' mother admitted to Honolulu hospital – Hawaii News Now – KGMB
Bruno Mars' mother has been admitted to a hospital in Honolulu, according to Star Magazine. The magazine reported that Mars' Mother, 55-year-old Bernadette Hernandez, was admitted in critical condition. Anito Sojot, a family member, says the rest of More…

Honolulu Star-Advertiser increasing newspaper prices in June
Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers will have to pay more for their paper. Starting June 1, the price of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser will go up by 25 cents. On Oahu More…

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
What: Chef Jamal Lahiani marks his return to thirtyninehotel with a new cocktail-inspired bar menu. Our favorites, shown above, include juicy Margarita Mussels marinated in tequila with crispy Portuguese sausage strips, black beans, orange and red … More…

Honolulu oncologist buys Hawai'i Nui assets for $860000
A sale of Hawai'i Nui Brewing's assets was approved by federal Bankruptcy Judge Robert Faris on Friday to a surprise bidder: Honolulu radiation oncologist Paul DeMare, who offered to pay $860,000 in cash and assumed debt. The 11th-hour bid by DeMare More…

Coast Guard devises plan for Oahu ship evacuations
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/10IpVxT) that under the proposal, a tsunami warning would activate the Coast Guard to set up separate staging areas for vessels docked in Honolulu Harbor. Commercial ships would assemble off Keehi More…

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