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Launch Point

July 28, 1999

This week's subject: Hawaii

Where can you find the world's wettest terrain, the most active volcanoes and the shortest alphabet (just 12 letters)? Hawaii, home to exotic animals and plant life found nowhere else; is not only the youngest state in the U.S>, but also the youngest land geologically, with volcanic eruptions still transforming it landscape. Discover the history and culture of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands through the direct links on The Times' Launch Point Wed site:http:///www.latimes.com/launchpoint/

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