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Five-year-old Megan Maiava enjoys the breeze while swinging on a clothesline pole at Mayor Wright Homes in Kalihi-Palama.

Jeff Widener • The Honolulu Advertiser

O'ahu Calendar
Newspaper sale court order
On Nov. 9, a federal judge approved the sale of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and brought an end to an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the state attorney general against Gannett Pacific Corp., which operates The Honolulu Advertiser. Download order approving the sale and the sales agreement. (Adobe Reader required, 2.3 Mb.)

Pedestrian safety sought
After a deadly year of accidents involving pedestrians, the Legislature is moving to increase penalties against drivers and strengthen existing laws in what is being called the Pedestrian Bill of Rights.

Aching knees at rest, Akebono rides again
Akebono came home yesterday for the first time since announcing his retirement from the sport of sumo two weeks ago.

Army pilot cites hazard to rescues
On missions flown by helicopter pilots in the Army's 68th Medical Detachment, direct communication with the Honolulu Fire Department is impossible until the helicopters touch down, because the radios are incompatible.

Ocean group to gather on Maui
This week, the first research meeting of the new Pew Oceans Commission, a private group examining threats to fish and other marine wildlife, will be held on Maui.

. New Military Briefing section
In our new section you'll find news about Hawai'i's service-people and the issues affecting them and their families. Check out
Military Update, a column by an expert on military benefits, plus a map showing deployments of Hawai'i-based units.

Bottle bill aims to boost recycling
A range of interests has joined for the first time in support of a bottle bill, now before the Legislature, which would place a redemption charge on all beverage containers — glass, plastic and aluminum — to encourage more recycling.
Prolific feline 'fixer' wins praise
Bette Rodriguez of Friends for Felines Hawaii, who made the Mother Teresa comparison, said more than 1,500 residents spend their own time and money managing and humanely reducing the feral cat population on O'ahu.
Dental care for children at issue
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i has launched a hot line and produced brochures in an effort to help more poor children receive dental care.
Energy code touted for homes
Some contractors who failed to insulate new homes in the 'Ewa Plain to save a mere $1,000 have made some of the structures so uncomfortable that some families are forced outside to beat the heat.
Waimanalo landfill talks under way
City-sponsored discussion groups have begun on the proposed expansion of Waimanalo Gulch Landfill, a project that the area's neighborhood boards have steadfastly opposed.
Isles receive energy advice
Two California energy experts discussing their state's energy crisis told state senators Hawai'i should proceed cautiously before attempting to deregulate the local electric utility industry.
Ex-Mayor Frank Fasi fined $15,000 by U.S. agency
Former Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi's campaign committee has paid a $15,000 fine to the Federal Election Commission.
O'ahu briefs
Elevator fire no accident; Irwin park to be restored; Motocross rider injured; HECO flights to make noise.
Kaua'i public offices to be under one roof
Kaua'i's prosecutors have been in temporary buildings for nearly 20 years. And county civil defense is administered from the basement of the 1913-built County Building. That should all be over by the summer of next year.
Applicants sought for alternate positions on advisory board
The U.S. Commerce Department has named members to the new Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Council and is looking for applicants for alternate slots.
Kaua'i authorities identify skateboard accident fatality
Kaua'i authorities yesterday identified an 18-year-old man who died after a skateboard accident Friday as Kahokuuluwehi Hurley.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Kama'aina holds line against Kona time
Seventy-six-year-old Kona native Rikio (Strong Boy) Sasaki is waging single-handed combat with the 21st century at the school bus stop.
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
More Isles vehicles run on cooking oil
The cooking oil-based diesel fuel business is slowly but steadily growing in Hawai'i. Pacific Biodiesel produces 10,000 gallons a month.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
Matters of church and state
While the authors of our Constitution created a wall of separation between church and state, President Bush seems to have just created a federal agency to unite the two.

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