COAST GUARD RESCUE
Overnight, Coast Guard crews rescued 7 people from a sinking sailboat. The mayday call came in just after midnight that the Cowabunga was taking on water about 26 nautical miles off Kaena Point. The boat was on the way back from a race completed from Oahu to Kauai when it ran into trouble. More details ahead on Sunrise.
PRIMARY WINNERS GEAR UP FOR GENERAL ELECTION
Candidates didn't waste time moving forward from Saturday night's win to focus on the general election in November. U.S. Senate candidates Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle traded jabs in what's become a highly watched race nationally. We invited the victors from major races on Sunrise. This morning, we'll sit down with Honolulu Mayoral candidate Kirk Caldwell at 5:50 and Linda Lingle at 7:15.
JIM DONOVAN RETURNS TO WORK AT UH TODAY, BUT NOT AS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Jim Donovan will be back to work after a month long leave. Donovan was on paid leave during the investigation of the Stevie Wonder concert fiasco. In a statement, Donovan said, "I am very pleased that I have been cleared of any wrongdoing as I have always acted in the best interests of the university." However, he won't come back as the Athletics Director. Instead, he will have a new job and report to UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple. Stan Sheriff Manager Rich Sheriff has also been cleared and will resume his position today.
Watch for delays around the UH dorms starting tomorrow. That's when about 4-thousand students start moving in for the start of the fall semester. We'll be keeping you updated with our Sunrise traffic reports every 10 minutes.
The Judicial conference that took heat for its one million dollar Maui meeting begins today. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will gather at the Kaanapali Hyatt. Two Republican Senators made calls to axe the meeting, saying it's a waste of taxpayer money.
Thousands of travelers are packing London's main airports now that the Olympics are over. Heathrow expects to see around 116-thousand departures today.
The airport averages 95-thousand on a normal day.
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