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Five-year-old Jacqueline Espejo prepares for a blast as some of her relatives set off firecrackers at their home in Kalihi. New Year’s revelers were required to purchase permits to pop firecrackers last night.

Jeff widener • The Honolulu Advertiser

Correction: The girl in the picture is five-year-old Jacqueline Espejo. Incorrect information appeared in a previous version of this caption.

Miss America 2001
Hali'a Hawai'i
E-The People

2001 enters Hawai'i relatively peacefully
Hawai'i rang in the New Year on a quieter note last night, a dramatic contrast to the deafening, smoke-shrouded, 24-hour bomb-fest of a year ago. But a house fire in Palolo believed caused by fireworks, and other incidents, kept firefighers busy through the night.

Special ed computer system may literally pay off
A computer system designed to ease compliance with a special education mandate could end up making money for the state Department of Education.

Court critical of Human Services in custody case
The Department of Human Services, in the past criticized for giving children back to unfit parents, now finds itself criticized in an unusually blunt decision by the state appeals court for taking a young girl away from her mother.

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Genetics seen as 'new industry'
With the genetic-research market booming, Hawai'i medical research groups are positioning themselves.

All signs point to great whale season
Ferry service returning to Moloka'i, Maui
United Way drive results vary by Isle

Red Raiders' upset of St. Louis was story of year
Kahuku High's 26-20 state football championship victory against the nationally ranked St. Louis Crusaders on Dec. 1 tops The Advertiser's Top 10 stories for 2000.

Final piece of the puzzle
Kalaheo already in championship form in the OIA
2000 was Year of the Tiger

Hawai'i's 'stamp guy' turned into cult hero
On Jan. 21, when his latest Lunar New Year's design, "The Year of the Snake," becomes America's first commemorative 34-cent stamp, Honolulu artist Clarence Lee will add another first to his growing list of "firsts."

Customized displays on cars go fancy with special emblems
Director Bergman through with films

The Power of Poi: Hanalei chilled product gaining market appeal
Hobey Beck and his 27-year-old partner Michael "Bino" Fitzgerald — "the Poi Boys," as they like to be known — started in 1999 have become one of the state's top producers.

Global outlook for 2001 upbeat
Ask questions to determine the viability of family firm

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