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Wind Advisory, Senator Inouye update, First Family visit, UH Christmas letter, Neal Schon guitar giveaway

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WIND ADVISORY

Make sure your holiday decorations are secure! Strong winds will be the big weather story across the State today. A wind advisory is posted, and rough seas have triggered a small craft and high surf advisory. Dan Cooke is tracking the severe weather conditions on Sunrise.

SENATOR INOUYE UPDATE

Senator Inouye is still in the hospital being treated for respiratory complications. His spokesman now says there is no timetable for the 88 year old's release from the hospital. Initially, Senator Inouye said he wanted to be back at work by last Friday, but his condition appears to have worsened over the weekend.

FIRST FAMILY VISIT

The First Family is still expected to spend their fifth Christmas in Hawaii. We're told Michelle Obama and her daughter may arrive early this week and stay through the New Year. The President's arrival depends on reaching a debt-deal in Congress.

UNIQUE UH CHRISTMAS LETTER

Normally, we expect Seasons Greetings for the holidays.

UH President M.R.C. Greenwood has sent a different type of Christmas letter to the UH ohana, addressing the successes and failures of the past year. It touts a boost in enrollment and opening of the UH West Oahu campus, but alludes to the Stevie Wonder Blunder. Greenwood writes, "We have had a recent so-called stumble. I am very sorry. The events surrounding the loss of funds from a failed concert in the athletic department of our flagship campus must not be allowed to overshadow our accomplishments. The mistakes of a few should not outweigh the hard work and success of the many. Hopefully, this sad episode is now pau."

NEAL SCHON'S GUITAR GIVEAWAY

This morning, one lucky Journey fan will win a priceless Christmas gift. A hand painted, autographed guitar from Journey guitarist Neal Schon. Watch for your name when we announce the winner on KGMB just before 8 AM. Good luck!

See you on Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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