Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii on September 29, 2002 · 1
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Sunday, September 29, 2002
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A tor-Bulletin Pin n aiii h BID NOW! 75t ON OAHU ' r.T.7 IRl.".!3 : ' C4-5; SEPTEMBER 29, 2 0 0 2 THE STARBULLET4N.COM s J vl U L4jJlyvU V SPECIAL SECTION IHSSCE 100 years at work 77?e Star-Bulletin takes a special look at businesses that have made big contributions to isle communities SPORTS Warriors beat SMU, 42-10 Bl BUSINESS Honolulu Broom Factory El TRAVEL Rio de Janeiro beckons Fl Concern mounts over dock lockout Shippers worry that billions of dollars in goods will go to waste By Justin Pritchard Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Normally bustling West Coast ports were silent yesterday as a lockout of about 10,500 dockworkers by shipping lines took hold. As the labor dispute between shipping lines and the dock-workers' union continued, farm exporters worried produce would rot on the docks and importers fretted billions of dollars wcirth of goods from Asia wouldn't reach factories and store shelves nationwide. The lockout began Friday, when the association representing shipping lines and terminal operators charged longshoremen with staging coordinated slowdowns to gain leverage in contract talks. Please see Dockworkers, All - ii V i 11 . RAISING CANE Rob Perez Straub's medical bills leave some patients feverish In the last months of her life, Nell Cammack wasn't battling just the lung cancer that eventually would kill her. - She also was battling the -Honolulu hospital where she .was treated. As her condition worsened, :Cammack questioned the accuracy of Straub Clinic & Hospi--tal's billing records. She refused to pay more than ."$19,000 that the 159-bed facility ibilled her several months before she died. - Upon Cammack's death in November 2000, attorney Karen Essene, named administrator for her friend's estate, continued the fight, questioning other bills as well. ' Essene is still fighting. ; She says Straub tried to dupe her friend into paying amounts Cammack didn't owe and, until recently, ignored Essene's requests to correct the situation. Responding to a Star-Bulletin inquiry, Straub, which has a good reputation for its quality of medical care, admitted having billing problems in the past and said it has been diligently working to improve its billing Please see Raising Cane, All ', ' i, - '"'' ....;jku I . . ' 'V " : JL-JJ H 1927-2002 V JUUU The U.S. representative, famed for her liberal voice and her work on Title IX, dies of pneumonia at 74 Star-Bulletin staff ' U.S. Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink, a Maui-born political pioneer and a strong liberal voice for Hawaii and the nation for nearly half a century, died yesterday after a month-long illness. She was 74. One of her greatest legislative accomplishments, she felt, was the passage of Title K. The bill, which she co-authored in 1972, led to expanded opportunities for women and girls in athletics and academics. INSIDE Timeline lists the congresswoman's lifetime of accomplishments. A6 Hawaii politicians express sorrow in losing a friend. A7 Mink's would-be successors say now is no time for politics. A7 Millions of female athletes will miss Mink's passion for equality. B8 "She is one of the giants whose vision of hope and passion for justice led Hawaii to statehood and whose labor broke down barriers and opened doors to opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, gender or fai th," said U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka. As a territorial and state lawmaker, city council-woman, federal official and member of Congress, Mink fought for gender equity, better schools, environmental Please see Mink, A6 Patsy Mink, at top, posed with her campaign poster in 1990. Below left, Mink got a kiss in 1990 from her Democratic congressional opponent that year, Mufi Hannemann, at the start of the Democratic rally in Hilo. Below center, Mink traveled with a congressional delegation to Canada in 1972 to discuss U.S.-China relations. Below right, Representative-elect Mink met President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 at the White House after a reception for newly elected members of Congress. X r ki ill' ' ' ' . ., ,,,, it - UUV.3L h.i ..Alii vw PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DAVID SWANN DSWANNSTARBULLETIN.COM T Bidding Advantage Biddings updated daily online at starbulletin.com Business El KokuaLine A14 Sports Bl Classifieds C9 Local News A13 StateCounty Crossword G20 Movies G9 govt, notices C3 Honolulu Lite G2 Nation A3 TheBuzz El Insight Dl Obituaries A20 Travel Fl 4 ii : am Corky's on vacation. He returns Oct. 13. Classifieds CaU 5294800 Volume 2 Number 196 17 sections Copyright 2002 Honolulu Star-Bulletin All rights reserved 1 i 1 s ft. Q3i781"Q0Q02l

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