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December 21, 2008
By Andrew Walden @ 6:35 PM :: 4903 Views

Honolulu police chief says officer convictions end 'dark chapter'

The last of a small cadre of former Honolulu police officers who abused their powers to protect an illegal gambling business was found guilty Friday, ending a criminal saga that led to federal charges against more than 35 people — including five former officers — over four years.

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Some Hawaii islands short on physicians

Even his status as Big Island mayor couldn't get Harry Kim a visit with a neurologist after suffering disabling back and leg pain a few days before leaving office.  Kim, 69, began experiencing pain Nov. 26 but waited until after Thanksgiving to seek treatment at Hilo Medical Center, where he was given painkillers and underwent an MRI scan. The county's lone neurologist was off island at the time, and Kim couldn't get a neurology appointment until Dec. 23 — in Honolulu.

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