Flight attendants being sought
HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines plans to hire 240 new flight attendants as it continues expanding.
The Honolulu-based airline will start holding group interviews Wednesday for 2,600 people. The applicants being interviewed have all registered beforehand. Hawaiian is especially interested in hiring Mandarin-speaking flight attendants.
The airline on Monday announced that it would start flying nonstop from Honolulu to Taipei next summer. The route comes after the U.S. decided to allow Taiwanese travelers to come to the U.S. without obtaining a visa before their trip.
Hawaiian has been rapidly expanding, launching new routes to South Korea, Japan and New York City in recent years. In March, Hawaiian will begin direct flights to Auckland, New Zealand.
Man facing jail in cruelty case
HONOLULU - The former manager of a Honolulu dog breeding facility has pleaded no contest to 153 counts of animal cruelty.
David Lee Becker faces a maximum one year in jail and $2,000 fine on each of the counts. He pleaded no contest Tuesday in state court. Sentencing is set for Dec. 19.
According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the Hawaiian Humane Society plans to ask the court to require Becker - former manager of Bradley Hawaiian Puppies - to repay the organization $370,701. That is the amount it says it spent to rescue the dogs and make them suitable for adoption.
Becker remains in custody, unable to post $200,000 bail.