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Both houses of the Legislature honored players and coaches on Kahuku High's state championship football team during a ceremony at the State Capitol yesterday.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

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Big Island flood loss tops $70 million
The state’s civil defense director now estimates that the Big Island's November flooding will cost state taxpayers at least $70 million, more than double previous estimates.

'Frightening' traffic mars Maui
Maui residents and visitors are getting stuck in traffic jams, as Maui County experienced a 20 percent increase in registered vehicles from 1989 to 1999, the highest growth rate in the state.

Big Island inventor to receive major prize
More than 40 years after inventing the world's first heart pacemaker, Big Island philanthropist Earl Bakken has been named a co-winner of the Russ Prize in engineering.

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Legislature 2001

School board rejects charter school bid
The Board of Education last night sparked a firestorm in the charter school reform movement by sending back unapproved an application by a Big Island school.
Cayetano friend denies lobbyist role
Charles Toguchi, a lobbyist and close friend of Gov. Ben Cayetano, is distancing himself from a proposal to legalize casino gambling in Hawai'i.
Bid to abolish tax on food fails in House
The Hawaii Republicans' proposals to eliminate the general excise tax on food, medical services and rent got off to a grim start yesterday.
O'ahu seat-belt violations rising
Since Jan. 2, police have issued 1,821 seat-belt and car-seat citations and 159 other citations, such as insurance and equipment violations.
Kahului protest may mean airport delays
Kahului Airport officials are beefing up security and urging travelers to arrive early this weekend in response to a planned demonstration by a Native Hawaiian group.
Fingerprints draw a blank for Kailua business owner
If Martha Harding weren't a successful business owner, she could consider a career in crime. The vice president of Cisco's Cantina in Kailua has fingers but no fingerprints.
Trial continues in death of 18-year-old
Trial resumes today in the case of Joel "Keoni" Brunson, who was charged with murder in the death of 18-year-old Robert Rodemio.
Volunteers plant pride for Wai'anae
Residents, sailors and other volunteers will celebrate the completion of the Wai'anae green gateway project during a dedication ceremony at noon today at Lualualei Beach Park.
Air Guard refuels India relief planes over Islands
Hawai'i Air National Guard pilots and crews are helping speed relief to India by refueling Air Force relief cargo flights over the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
Hawai'i's senators join minority on Ashcroft vote
Hawai'i Sens. Dan Inouye and Daniel Akaka, who had kept mum about how they would vote on John Ashcroft's nomination, yesterday voted against their former colleague as attorney general.
Police Beat
Homeless man held in Kalihi robbery; Man, 29, sought as robbery suspect; Suspect held in theft of four cars; Robbery suspects remain at large; Victim of accident on mo-ped critical; Officer injured in auto theft arrest; Waimanalo brothers sought by police.
O'ahu briefs
Football clinic open to kids; BYUH hosts conference; Loud noise in Kaneohe; Kalaheo seniors to sell chicken; Program targets children's health; Drug awareness month begins.
William D. Castle, philanthropist, dead at 85
William D. Castle, a philanthropist and head of one of the oldest family foundations in the country, died Wednesday in Honolulu.
Yoshichi Yoshida, former territorial legislator, dead at 96
Former territorial legislator and veteran businessman Yoshichi Yoshida, 96, died Jan. 24, 2001.
David Boback, U.S. Labor local official, dead at 63
David Boback, assistant district director for the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division in Hawai'i, died Jan. 24 in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 63.
Moloka'i ferry service postponed
The launch date of the Moloka'i-to-Maui ferry has been pushed back to the end of February because bad weather in Seattle delayed refitting of a newly acquired 149-passenger vessel.
Assault-on-disabled charges dismissed
A Maui judge yesterday dismissed sexual assault charges against an executive for a company that operates care homes for the developmentally disabled.
Neighbor Island briefs
Big Island fire remains out of control; Detectives identify Hilo gunshot victim; Helicopter pilot injured in flight; Woman critical after near-drowning; General Plan workshops coming.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
A touch of Japan at Kona's Manago
Little did I know when I made reservations at the Manago Hotel up mauka in Kona, on the road to the volcano, that it would be a one-of-a-kind experience.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Kapa'a principal always put kids first
Kapa'a Elementary principal Cliff Bailey, who died recently at the terribly young age of 50, had a way of making a child feel like whatever they had to say was the most important thing in the world.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
Control of invasive species essential
Richard H. Davis spent more than half of the last century marching, clearing and building Hawai'i's back-country trails. In that time, Davis has had insights and sightings of the things that damage Island forests.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
Using the arts to save the world
Howard Shapiro has this sort of old-fashioned, new-age idea: Art can save the world. Shapiro, a songwriter and musician who lives on the Big Island, doesn't just believe it. He lives it.

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