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McCully Closed for Repairs, Allegiant's Rough Start, First Family Christmas in Hawaii

TRAFFIC ALERT: MCCULLY CLOSED FOR POLE REPAIRS

McCully Street is closed in both directions at Kapiolani Boulevard by McCully Shopping Center due to damaged utility poles. A car clipped one of the poles around 9 last night. Ramsay Wharton will have live reports on Sunrise.

ROUGH START FOR ALLEGIANT'S HAWAII FLIGHTS

Roughly 600 passengers on the first Allegiant flights to Hawaii have run into trouble. The discount carrier has been trying to get back on track after mechanical problems triggered long delays on flights from Stockton, California and Bellingham, Washington. Allegiant says it offered passenger vouchers for food, hotels, and future flights.

JIM DONOVAN INTERVIEWS IN CALIFORNIA

The former Athletic Director at UH who was re-assigned following the Wonder Blunder concert fundraiser fiasco is in California, to interview for the same job at Cal State Fullerton. Donovan was reassigned to a new Communications job this summer after the Athletic Department lost two hundred thousand dollars in the Stevie Wonder concert blunder.

FIRST FAMILY PLANNING ANOTHER HAWAII CHRISTMAS

You may notice more security around Kailua. The First Family is planning to spend a 5th Christmas in Hawaii at the so-called "Winter White House." The Obamas could be here as early as December 17th and stay until after the New Year. Of course, the President's arrival depends on reaching a debt-deal in Congress.

MICHELLE OBAMA WELCOMES MILITARY FAMILIES TO WHITE HOUSE

Today, the First Lady will host military families at the White House. It's been a tradition to show holiday decorations to our troops.

SIREN TESTING TODAY

Here's the siren testing schedule for today from 9 AM to 1 PM:

· Kalakaua Rec Center

· Sand Island Access Road

· Honolulu Airport Maintenance Yard

· Alewa Heights

· Honolulu Community College

See you on Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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