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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

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Posted at 2:11 p.m., February 8, 2001
Pearl City lawmaker to resign after drunk-driving arrest
State Rep. Nobu Yonamine, D-35th (Pearl City, Pacific Palisades), today said he intends to resign from the Legislature following his arrest for drunken driving last night.

Updated at 3:30 p.m., February 8, 2001
Chevon plant flares, but no evacuation needed
Chevron’s 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

Council considers cost of security for bank meeting
City officials are gearing up for demonstrators expected to be drawn to the high-powered meeting of world leaders in Honolulu for the Asian Development Bank conference in May.

Army to re-evaluate concerns at Makua
Bowing to public concern about Makua Valley, the U.S. Army yesterday withdrew its assertion that live-fire training will not significantly impact the valley.

National Geographic profiles Waimanalo
Waimanalo, 96795: National Geographic has discovered you. The latest issue features Waimanalo, whose number came up in this month's "ZipUSA" spotlight.

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OHA board ponders defense to audit accusations
OHA trustees who are implicated in a state audit that alleges financial mismanagement and some spending improprieties demanded more time yesterday to defend their positions.
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.
Panel OKs animal quarantine cost cut
A bill that would further reduce Hawai'i animal quarantine fees has passed the Senate Transportation and Military Affairs Committee.
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.
Legislators advised to avoid running afoul of Felix order
State senators yesterday pressed schools Superintendent Paul LeMahieu on why they should approve $48.4 million for court-ordered improvements to special-education programs.
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.
Second teen arrested in carnival fight investigation
Police this week arrested a second boy in connection with a Punahou Carnival fight that injured two 15-year-old Roosevelt High School students last Friday night.
Kailua Intermediate student wins Windward spelling bee
Alyssa Nee last night overcame mononucleosis and then went on to win the Windward District spelling bee title.
Edwin Wong, chief executive at Waterhouse Inc., dead at 71
Edwin S.N. Wong, chief executive officer for Waterhouse Inc. and former executive at Alexander & Baldwin Inc., died Sunday in Honolulu. He was 71.
Owner of Palmyra, actor Leslie Fullard-Leo, dead at 91
Oahu resident Leslie Vincent Fullard-Leo, Hollywood actor, adventurer, businessman and owner of Palmyra Atoll, died in Honolulu on Feb. 1 at age 91.
O'ahu briefs
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.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
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.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
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.
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
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?

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