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A Pioneer Hi-Bred worker exposed to insecticide steps out of a decontamination booth today after hosed down by a Honolulu Fire Department hazardous materials team at St. Francis West Medical Center. See story.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:50 p.m., January 3, 2001
Economists upbeat about Hawai'i economy
In keeping with recent positive economic reports, economists told the state House Finance and Senate Ways and Means Committee members today they are optimistic about the continued growth in Hawai'i's economy this year.

Posted at 8:45 a.m., January 3, 2001
Fed cuts interest rates
The Federal Reserve, faced with a rapidly slowing economy, unexpectedly cut a key interest rate today by one-half point in an effort to avert a serious downturn. It was the first decrease in rates in two years.

Updated at 12:15 p.m., January 3, 2001
7 workers hospitalized after chemical exposure
Seven workers for Pioneer Hi-Bred International were exposed to an insecticide about 8:30 a.m. today and were taken to St. Francis West Medical Center for treatment.

Posted at 5 p.m., January 3, 2001
FBI arrests suspect in bank robberies
FBI agents today arrested a Kaimuki man on suspicion of staging two bank robberies last month. Miles Kaneshiro, 40, was arrested at his workplace last night.

Cayetano calls for O'ahu fireworks ban
Gov. Ben Cayetano is asking for a total fireworks ban on O'ahu after illegal aerials on New Year's Eve caused nearly $400,000 in property damage and are believed to have ignited a fatal house fire in Palolo.
What should be done about aerial fireworks? Join our online discussion
Previous story: New Year's fireworks were plentiful, deadly

In Palolo, unanswered questions and grief
The smell of Lillian Herring's charred Palolo home hung in the air. And so did the whiff of suspicion, a feeling of unease and the unanswered questions that neighbors are asking themselves.

State hands over $14 million to Kamehameha trust today
The $14 million recouped by the state for millions of dollars for Kamehameha Schools from the alleged mismanagement of its former trustees will be turned over to the trust today.
O'ahu streams called contaminated, hazardous
O'ahu's urban streams are contaminated with DDT residue and have the highest levels in the nation of the toxic pesticides chlordane and dieldrin, according to a federal study.

Harris upbeat as he embarks on final term
Carlisle calls for changes in justice system
2001 O'ahu traffic toll reaches 3
Officer hurt trying to catch thieves at Pali Lookout

Kalaheo tops Kaimuki in OIA opener
Skylar Wilson scored nine of his 20 points in the final 3:22 as Kalaheo held off Kaimuki, 58-50, in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association game at Kalaheo.

Miami makes case for national title
Purdue's Brees featured at Hula Bowl
Baseball Rainbows begin to take shape
Ex-Damien star living a basketball dream with HPU

Island Food: Hawai'i's many cultures bring variety to soups
Contrary to the stereotype of soup as a cold-weather food, soups have long been a favorite of Islanders. Favorites include miso soup, oxtail soup and Portuguese bean soup.

TV chef encourages his fans to 'kick it up a notch'
Celtic evening a benefit for accident victim

State's economists optimistic
After a year of encouraging growth, Hawai'i's economy should continue to grow in 2001 at nearly the same pace, the state’s economic research office said yesterday.

State's small-business climate rated 'poor'
2001: A tech odyssey

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