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A Look Back at the Year 2007

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By Paul Drewes

HAWAII (KHNL ) -- We say aloha to 2007, but during this year, there was huge farewell to a hugely popular island entertainer and legend Don Ho.

In May, an audience of thousands turned out for a celebration of his life in Waikiki, on the shores and in the water.

Family friend John DeFries said, "This family has had to share Don with the people of Hawaii and the people of the world, and the same is true in his passing."

While we said goodbye to a well known Hawaii icon, we also said hello to a new face representing the state. After not only making the cut at the Sony Open but also making a run at the leader board as well as picking up a win at the Pearl Open, 16 year old Tadd Fujikawa turned pro.

"I think it's every golfer's dream to be the best in the world, and that's always been my dream to be on tour and be the best," said Fujikawa.

August saw the start up of a new interisland ferry service, but the Superferry ran into rough waters on its first sails. Angry protestors on land and in the water on Kauai kept the ship from docking. More protests were followed by a lengthy injunction that forced the ferry to stay docked for months, but the Alakai began service at the beginning of December.

December is when the UH Warriors put an unbelievable finish to their perfect regular season record. Coming back after being down 21 points to Washington, the Warriors won, making sports fans around the state Believe."

Warrior Keala Watson said, "Our motto for the season was "Believe," and we believed for the whole game; there were a number of close games and that's what prepared us for this."

And while this caps off our look back at the year 2007, that Warrior-mania continues into the new year!

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