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NCAA, Vaccaro battle on

There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the late ’70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes.

Bieber DUI trial delayed until July

MIAMI — Trial was delayed Wednesday until July for pop star Justin Bieber on driving under the influence and other charges after his lawyers asked for more time to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

A royal honor

At first glance, this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival king and queen might look a little young for the part.

Daily music and talk-story events this week in downtown Hilo are featuring the music and literature of Hawaii. Everyone is invited to the free programs being presented in tribute to the 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival at Basically Books at 160 Kamehameha Ave.

‘Life in Colors’ workshops, fashion show feature Izukura

In conjunction with the gallery opening of Akihiko Izukura’s designer art and fashionable attire show at Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art at 141 Kalakaua St. in Hilo, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2, Izukura will present to the community of Hilo hands-on techniques used in creating wearable designer and fashionable clothing for women from silkworms.