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The First Lady is bunkered down at the chat show host's sprawling luxury estate in Maui, reports suggest

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Vermont gives equal rights to all gay couples

THE HIGHEST court in the state of Vermont has ruled that homosexual couples should enjoy the same legal rights as heterosexual couples, but stopped short of sanctioning gay marriages, saying that should be a decision for the state's legislature.

The complete guide to the Hawaiian islands

The volcanic islands of Hawaii have long conjured dreams of a Pacific paradise: sun-drenched living beneath the waving palms. And though on arrival the first palms you're likely to see are those of the outstretched, tourist-fleecing variety, move on a little and the scenery and sites are quite fantastic.

Honolulu killer was the loner from Easy Street

MAYBE HE was worried about getting fired from his job as a photocopier repairman. Maybe he was upset at the cats eating his prized goldfish.

Gunman kills 7 in Honolulu office and then escapes

A GUNMAN opened fire on an office building in Honolulu yesterday morning, killing at least seven employees of the Xerox company before making his escape in a company van, according to initial reports. It was the latest in a string of fatal shootings that have plagued offices and schools across America in the past few months.

Gunman shoots seven dead in Honolulu offices

A DISGRUNTLED technician walked into the offices of the Xerox company on the outskirts of Honolulu yesterday morning and shot seven people dead before fleeing in a company van, police said.

The amazing truth about the United States of America

A TEACHER at school once asked us in a geography lesson which was further east, Edinburgh or Liverpool, and those of us who could tell east from west, and knew which side of Britain which city was on, had no hesitation in shooting our hands up and saying that Edinburgh was further east.

PASSPORT: JON ANDERSON

Sharing the stage with troops and inviting the local birds to sing is all in a day's work for the Yes lead singer

Open Eye: It's up, down and sideways

OUGS members trekked above the clouds to pay homage to Pele on a Hawaii field trip, reports Linda McArdell

The Secret Of My Success: Franco Mancassola

Franco is the chairman and founder of the no-frills airline Debonair. He's worked in the industry for about 30 years and helped to engineer Continental Airline's global expansion.

The End of the World was nigh

EUROPE, ASIA and much of America are already in the clear. But, as you read this over breakfast, people are still crossing their fingers in Alaska, Hawaii and Tahiti. In that part of the globe, the world has not yet not ended.

STYLE POLICE: Hawaii - here we go

Irony rules at Club Tropicana this season, as the lads take a shine to exotic prints. The brighter the better, says JAMES SHERWOOD
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