Letter: Another Take on the TMT | Big Island Chronicle


Letter: Another Take on the TMT | Big Island Chronicle.

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Please click on link to read Aaron Stene’s letter concerning the Thirty Meter Telescope.

rSource:  http://www.bigislandchronicle.com/2015/07/31/letter-another-rake-on-the-tmt/.  Accessed on 04 August 2015, 16:26 hrs, UTC.

Interesting analysis of the current TMT controversy from Kailua-Kona resident Aaron Stene.

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Suspect in sex assault on plane rule incompetent | West Hawaii Today


Suspect in sex assault on plane rule incompetent | West Hawaii Today.

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Source: http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news/suspect-sex-assault-plane-rule-incompetent.  Accessed on 04 August 2015, 16:12 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Graham Milldrum.

Hilo resident, 29-year-old Michael Tanouye, who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on a Japan Airlines flight in October of 2014, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial in Honolulu federal court by Judge S.C. Chang.  After an evaluation, Tanouye was declared incompetent to stand trail on 23 January 2015.  On Monday, Tanouye was “committed to the custody of the Attorney General” for an additional 120 days “to see if he may be restored to competency.”

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Fatal crash closes Kona intersection Monday (Aug 3) | Hawaii 24/7


Fatal crash closes Kona intersection Monday (Aug 3) | Hawaii 24/7.

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Source:  http://www.hawaii247.com/2015/08/03/fatal-crash-closes-kona-intersection-monday-aug-3/.  Accessed on 04 August 2015, 15:54 hrs, UTC.

A 52-year-old Kailua-Kona man died early Monday following a two-vehicle crash east of the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and Laui Street in Kailua-Kona.  Hawaii police identified the victim as Robert N. Weinstock.  Police officers determined that  a green 2007 Ford pickup truck was westbound on Kaiminani before the Laui Street intersection when it crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into a 2003 Nissan SUV driven by Weinstock.   The driver of the Ford pickup truck, 26-year-old Justin Roban  of Kailua-Kona, was arrested on suspicion of “operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.”  He was released pending further investigation while being treated for injuries at the Kona Community Hospital. Those with information on this accident should call Officer Justin Hooser or Sgt. Bradley Freitas at 326-4646, ext. 229.

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New Mars habitat training phase begins on 28 August 2015.


New crew will spend a year on Mauna Kea as part of a Mars habitat simulation.

Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Reporter:  Tom Callis.

 

A new Mars habitat simulation begins on 28 August 2015 on the slopes of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island.  According to reporter Tom Callis, six scientists "will spend a year together in isolation as they embark on the longest Mars habitat simulation attempted in the United States."  The crew of three women and three men will lock themselves in a small dome on Mauna Kea’s north flank, "only to venture outside in hazmat or space suits." The purpose of the isolation experiment is to determine the limits of "group cohesion on a long-term space voyage with little contact with the outside world."  Aloha, Russ.

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Tropical Storm watch issued.


Downgraded Guillermo is still approaching Hawaii Island.

Source:  West Hawaii Today.

Reporter:  Graham Milldrum.

 

Tropical Storm Guillermo is losing some of its punch, but it’s still headed for Hawaii Island. As of 5 p.m. Monday, Guillermo was approximately 550 miles east-southeast of Hilo, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Forecaster Chris Brenchley tells "West Hawaii Today" that Guillermo is expected to remain a tropical storm when it passes about 140 miles northeast of Hawaii Island on Wednesday.  Brenchley says the storm could still generate strong surf, high winds, heavy showers, and thunderstorms.  Doug Mayne, administrator of the Hawaii  Emergency Agency, reminds residents that "There is some uncertainty associated with weather forecasting, so we need to plan for the worst and hope for the best."  Aloha, Russ.

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International Astronomical Union Meeting Kicks Off in Hawaii – Yahoo News


More than 3,500 astronomers and space scientists from 75 countries are expected to attend the XXIX (29th) International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly meeting, being held from Aug. 3 to Aug.

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The 29th International Astronomical Union General Assembly began on Monday in Honolulu, with 3,500 astronomers from 75 nations participating in the event.  Astronomers are expected to announce names for 47 objects found in 20 new exoplanent systems.  Also, astronomers  are expected to verify new place names for the dwarf planet Pluto, which was recently explored by the New Horizons Mission.  Public events include star parties, workshops, and seminars conducted by the world’s most noted astronomers.  Aloha, Russ.

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Tropical Storm Watch in Hawaii


Tropical Storm Watch in Hawaii.

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Please click link to read the full report from the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

Source:  http://www.google/publicalert/alert.  Accessed on 04 August 2015, 04:34 hrs, UTC (6:34 p.m. HST on 03 August 2015).

Here’s the latest update for Tropical Storm Guillermo.  Guillermo has been downgraded to a tropical storm with sustained winds of 65 mph.  The storm is headed northwest at 10 mph and should pass within 140 miles of the Hamakua Coast on Wednesday.  Forecasters predict heavy showers and minor flooding for windward areas of all islands, with rainfall measuring approximately 1 to 3 inches.  Some higher elevations could get as much as 7 inches of rain by Thursday.

A Tropical Storm watch is in effect for Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe, and Hawaii Island.

A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for east-facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6:00 p.m. HST on Thursday.

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