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Maui Swine Flu, Olympic Players Tossed, Gymnastics Golden Tweets

SWINE FLU ON MAUI

A man complaining of flu-like symptoms on Maui turned out to have a virus normally found in pigs. The patient's physician forwarded a sample to the state lab for testing and the H3N2V virus was detected. Veterinarians will be sampling swine herds associated with the case. The patient recovered without any hospitalization needed.

ANOTHER NEEDLE FOUND IN AIRPLANE FOOD

New this morning, an Air Canada passenger has found what appears to be a sewing needle in a sandwich on the flight from British Columbia to Toronto. This is on the heels of an investigation into how six needles ended up in turkey sandwiches on Delta flights from Amsterdam.

OLYMPIC HEADLINES

Michael Phelps made history yesterday by becoming the most decorated Olympian in history. Today, he has another chance to add to his impressive medal count and talk about impressive! The Women's gymnastics team dominated the all around competition to bring home the first team gold since 1996. This morning, Hawaii born Kyla Ross is tweeting about winning the Olympics. After the fab five clinched gold, she wrote simply "OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS." Today, Kyla tweeted "Thanks everyone who has supported me and my team throughout this journey! We are so honored to wear that red white and blue on our backs."

BADMINTON PLAYERS OUT, DOPING ALLEGATIONS DOG SWIMMER

Eight female badminton players from China, South Korea and Indonesia have been tossed out of the Olympics for trying to lose matches. Badminton World Federation investigated members including the reigning world champs from China for allegedly throwing their matches to secure a favorable draw. And, doping allegations continue to dog a female Chinese swimmer. 16-year-old Ye Shiwen clocked a faster time in the water than the male world record holder at the same distance, American Ryan Lochte. Ye has passed her drug test, but scientists say her speedy swim is suspicious.

SUNRISE SUMMER GAMES DIVING

Plus, what does it take to dive with precision and grace? We have no idea so we head to the Punahou Pool for tips from Coach Jeff Meister. See who had the guts to take a leap of faith from the 3 meter board. It's coming up at 6:50.

ENDLESS SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST

We want to see your best shots of summer. Submit your photos to the HawaiiNewsNow.com contest page or to the Honolulu Star Advertiser's home page for a chance to win a Sony digital camera. All month long, we'll show some of the best pictures on Sunrise. Then at the end of the month, judges will pick their favorite photos and award the cameras.

Good luck and hope you can join us for Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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