ONE STILL MISSING
Three killed in Coast Guard helicopter crash
Rescuers on Friday searched for a missing crew member from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter that crashed in the ocean off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, killing the three others on board.
The Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter went down Thursday night while conducting search and rescue drills with a 47-foot motor lifeboat.
“This is a very difficult case because rescuers are being rescued,” said Rear Adm. Manson Brown, 14th Coast Guard District commander.
The crash was the first Coast Guard helicopter accident in Hawaii since 1982, when an HH-52 Sea Guard crashed into a cliff during a rescue mission. Three people were killed.
Cancer telethon takes over network TV
Three TV networks, cancer research advocates and more than 60 celebrities from music, sports, TV and film made history Friday night with a live telethon that aired simultaneously on NBC, ABC and CBS.
Jack Black, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry and Keanu Reeves, along with presidential nominees John McCain and Barack Obama, were among the stars participating in “Stand Up to Cancer,” an hourlong, commercial-free fundraising show.
“This is an absolutely historic night, thanks to the unbelievable generosity of the three networks,” producer and cancer survivor Laura Ziskin told the audience at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles before the show began.
The aim of Stand Up to Cancer is to raise funds for “translational research,” Ziskin said, which encourages scientists to collaborate rather than compete, translating basic science into applicable therapies for patients.