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July 21, 2013
The Associated Press

Hawaii zoo educator picked to host show

OMAHA, Neb. - A Hawaii zoo educator has been picked to host the new online version of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

The Nebraska insurer plans to revive the classic wildlife show on YouTube later this year.

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Tim Davison (left) lifts up a green iguana and Stephanie Arne holds a red-tail boa constrictor while participating in an animal demonstration at the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre. Arne, a wildlife educator at a Hawaii zoo, has been chosen to host Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” Web series.


Stephanie Arne won a contest to be the show's new wild guide. Arne will also receive $10,000.

Arne is a wildlife educator in Honolulu. She will take viewers on adventures in the new version of the Wild Kingdom show.


Fisherman lands fish, boat capsizes

LIHUE - A 54-year-old fisherman is safe after his 14-foot boat capsized as he was landing a 230-pound tuna in the ocean off Kauai.

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued Anthony Wichman on Friday after receiving a distress call from his wife.

Wichman was fishing about 10 miles southwest of Port Allen on the island of Kauai on Friday morning when he hooked the Ahi tuna. Coast Guard Lt. Jessica Mickelson tells Hawaii News Now that Wichman was able to use his cellphone to call his wife for help.

The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to rescue Wichman. Friends arrived on another boat and were able to right Wichman's boat. They towed it - and the fish - back to port.


Former Inouye aide joins Hanabusa staff

HONOLULU - The late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's former deputy chief of staff has joined U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's Senate campaign.

Hanabusa's campaign says Peter Boylan started working full time as director of communications Friday. He replaces Richard Rapoza, who will now work exclusively for Hanabusa's congressional office.

Boylan had been volunteering on the campaign, helping with communications.

Hanabusa is running against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. It was Inouye's dying wish to have Hanabusa succeed him. But Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Schatz, who was lieutenant governor.

After Inouye's death, Boylan was a senior manager for Time Warner Cable in Washington, D.C. Before joining Inouye's staff, he was a Honolulu Advertiser reporter.



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