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Howzit Howard: Disney Resort

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Disney's Aulani Resort at Koolina will have a topping off ceremony Friday. Topping off refers to the point where construction of a tall building gets to the top floor. Disney Vice President Djuan Rivers, who keynoted the Better Business Bureau Awards yesterday, told me the actual topping off has just happened.

The foreclosure auction for the Makena Beach and Golf Resort, the former Maui Prince, has been postponed. It was originally to have been today. No reason was given for the delay but the new date is May 28.

Sheraton parent Starwood made a $24 million first quarter profit, not much for such a big company. U.S. hotel revenues rose less than three percent but Asia-pacific revenues rose more than 20 percent.

The Wall Street Journal says United and Continental have narrowed their differences on the relative value of their shares, brining them closer to a merger agreement. Continental has a board meeting Friday.

From the tech sector, Jim Garcia of Kapolei will manage molecule manufacturing for clinical trials at Oahu Biotech. Garcia went to Radford and his degree in molecular biology from UC Davis. And Kelsey Masatoshi Kohagura of Mililani will be a quality control associate. His immunology degree is from Idaho State.

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