Cooler winter weather brings checkers players out to match wits at Stadium Park in Mo'ili'ili. Watching their friends play the counters and squares are, from left, Lefty Leviticus, 7; Franklin DeBrum, 6; and Newdon Anien, 10.
Cory Lum The Honolulu Advertiser
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.)
Updated at 3:30 p.m., February 8, 2001 Chevon plant flares, but no evacuation needed Chevrons Hawaii Refinery sent huge black clouds of smoke into the air this afternoon when it shut down the plant to correct an operational problem.
Updated at 1:35 p.m., February 8, 2001 Three inmates attempt escape from OCCC Police arrested three inmates this morning after they tried to orchestrate a daring jailbreak at the Oahu Community Correctional Center, officials said.
Posted at 10:07 a.m., February 8, 2001 Maui water board calls for voluntary restrictions The Maui County Board of Water Supply today declared a drought emergency for the Upcountry region and is urging affected residents and businesses to conserve water.
Low ratings, high costs sink 'Baywatch Hawai'i'
Fading viewer interest and high costs have ended the run of "Baywatch Hawai'i," the bikini-and-biceps lifeguard series that moved to the Islands in 1999 at the urging of local officials. State took gamble in luring series
Wife detained in Wai'anae fatal stabbing
A 68-year-old woman was in police custody last night for investigation in the fatal stabbing of her 68-year-old husband in their Wai'anae home yesterday morning.
Kapolei Hale open for business
After more than two years of construction, the city officially will open its $21.5 million Kapolei Hale during a ceremony this morning.
Waimanalo roadway rumble strips OK'd
The state will install highway rumble strips near Olomana Golf Course in response to a head-on crash that killed Waimanalo resident Lorrie Wiley on Jan. 2.
UH student arrested in golf ball incident
A 19-year-old male student at the University of Hawai'i faces assault charges in connection with a golf-ball injury to an 'Iolani School softball player at the state tournament last Friday.
Expanded helmet law considered
The state Senate Transportation Committee has advanced a bill that would require scooter and skateboard riders 16 years and under to wear a safety helmet.
Abercrombie on panel for military research
Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawai'i, will be the top Democratic member of a key defense subcommittee dealing with development of the controversial missile defense program.
Relay for Life begins tonight; Auto shop fire leads to arrest; Divers to help clean up waters; Library group plans festival; Bone marrow donors sought; School burglary suspect held.
When jazz was king on Hotel Street
The story of jazz in Honolulu is especially interesting because it was played mostly by black musicians at a time when the black community here was a mystery to everybody else.
Doctor not just playing around
If you thought that dimpled doctor on the Kaiser Permanente commercial was an actor hired for his warm smile and exuberant charm, that's wrong. That's wrong, wrong, wrong.
Don't mess with the smell of kimchi
Scientists in South Korea this week announced a startling breakthrough: kimchi that doesn't stink. What next? Beer without alcohol? Coffee without caffeine? A song without a tune?