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Escaping winter for spring break

NEW YORK (AP) — Who doesn’t need a spring break from the cold weather so many places are experiencing? Here’s a look at destinations offering everything from beaches to baseball to music festivals.

Fed won’t hurry to raise rates

NEW YORK — Treasury-market bulls got a break Friday as yields fell after reports on U.S. growth and regional manufacturing reinforced trader expectations the Federal Reserve won’t be quick to raise interest rates.

Girls’ Day Diva Fest

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring award-winning Kaumakiwa, Shawn Pimental, and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘ole at 5 p.m.

Parks’ wins prize for drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Suzan-Lori Parks’ historical trilogy set during the Civil War has won a theater award honoring the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, one of the largest prizes given for dramatic writing.

Hilo Aglow gathering is Saturday

Hilo Aglow Fellowship will gathering from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Haili Church, followed by pot-blessing. Special speaker is Pastor Miriam Godfrey from Virginia who also is a psalmist, teacher, intercessor and worshiper of Jesus Christ.