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Two storms headed toward Hawaii

Two storms headed toward Hawaii

Hawaii residents loaded up on bottled water and canned meat Tuesday to prepare for the unusual threat of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward the islands. Two big storms so close together are rare in the eastern Pacific. Hurricane Iselle is expected to weaken to a tropical storm by the time it makes landfall Thursday afternoon, and Tropical Storm Julio could hit three days later, officials said. It's unclear how damaging the storms could be, but people throughout the islands weren't taking any chances. The second storm system heightened the urgency to prepare, Hawaii County Civil Defense director Darryl Oliveira said Tuesday. A hurricane last hit Hawaii in 1992, and before that, in 1982.

School president takes a pay cut

The interim president at Kentucky State University, Raymond Burse, announced that he would take a 25 percent salary cut to boost the wages of the school's lowest-paid employees. The 24 school employees making less than $10.25 an hour, who mostly serve as custodial staff, groundskeepers and lower-end clerical workers, will see their pay rise to that new baseline. Some had been making as little as $7.25, the federal minimum. Burse, who assumed the role of interim president in June, said he asked the school's chief financial officer how much such an increase would cost. The amount: $90,125. "I figured it was easier for me to forgo that amount, rather than adding an additional burden on the institution," he said. His salary goes from $349,869 to $259,744. He will hold the interim leadership role for at least a year.

By the Numbers

51 Percent of Americans who say they disapprove of the job that their own member of the U.S. House is doing, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. It is first time the number has risen above 50 percent in the quarter-century of Post-ABC polling on the question.

Times wires

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