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Fire investigators sift through the aftermath of Sunday's house fire in Palolo, which officials blamed on illegal aerial fireworks set off nearby. Resident Lillian Herring and her two dogs perished in the blaze. See story.

Richard Ambo • The Honolulu Advertiser

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New Year's fireworks were plentiful, deadly
Hopes for a safer, quieter New Year's Eve were dashed when an onslaught of illegal aerial fireworks and backyard pyrotechnics ignited fires that killed one person, injured another and burned three homes on O'ahu late Sunday night.

First baby of 2001 was long-awaited
The first child born in Hawai'i this year has been in the planning for seven years. Parents Erika and Ramon Ruelas had delayed having a second child because their first child was born prematurely seven years ago.

Arbitrators give firefighters 10 percent raise
More than 1,700 Hawai'i firefighters should see their pay increase about 10 percent by July 2002, an independent arbitration panel has ruled.

Find what you need with our searchable TGIF listings of events, movies and restaurants.

First-class stamps hit 34 cents on Sunday
The cost of a first-class stamp increases to 34 cents on Sunday. New "USA First-Class" stamps are on sale, as are 2 billion one-cent stamps to supplement leftover 33-cent stamps.

School assignments pending for Leeward District students
Lanikai answers loudly to who's in charge
Big Island replacing bridges damaged in November floods
Kilauea's 18-year eruption far from longest, experts say

UH reserve Burneika plays his way into lineup
Starting in place of injured senior center Troy Ostler, Mindaugas Burneika averaged 15.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in three Rainbow Classic games and earned a spot on the all-tournament team.

Oregon State humiliates Notre Dame in Fiesta Bowl
No. 4 Washington dumps Purdue, 34-24, in Rose Bowl
Football is what Florida does right
Home-field trend should hold in round 2 of NFL playoffs

Makeup kit makeover
Freshness is more than skin deep when it comes to your cosmetics. One makeup expert revels his techniques and tools of the trade.

Big spandex caper swipes the coolest threads in L.A.
TV-quality activist group fades away

Porsche getting a boost from weak euro
Few European companies may be better positioned to take advantage of the weak euro than Porsche, the sports-car maker.

Vendors gear up for mobile bug invasion
Businesses cuts costs to avoid layoffs

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