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After the inauguration ceremony at the new Kapi'olani Park bandstand, Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris accepts a lei from Betsy Miyahira, left, and prepares to give it to his wife, Ramona, right. See story.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

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 is believed to have ignited a fatal house fire in Palolo.
What should be done about aerial fireworks? Join our online discussion.

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
Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris officially began his last term as the city's boss with a speech strong on vision, light on specifics and wrapped in a colorful and diverse ceremony.
Full text of Harris inaugural speech
Carlisle calls for changes in justice system
Honolulu Prosecutor Peter Carlisle, sworn in for a second term yesterday, said his office could take pride in reduced crime in Hawai'i, but that changes in the criminal justice system are needed.
2001 O'ahu traffic toll reaches 3
Two Windward O'ahu residents were killed in traffic accidents yesterday. They were the second and third people to have lost their lives on O'ahu streets so far this year.
Officer hurt trying to catch thieves at Pali Lookout
A Honolulu police officer was injured at the Pali Lookout yesterday afternoon when fleeing thieves in a stolen car rammed a gate and the gate hit her.
BYUH planning 40,000-square-foot chapel
Construction of a 40,000-square-foot chapel complex on the Brigham Young University-Hawai'i campus is to begin next month and will be completed in late 2002.
FBI continues investigation into infant's death
The FBI, along with the Army, is continuing its investigation into the death last week of a Navy submariner's 7-month-old son.
O'ahu briefs
Mililani youth denies murder charge; Woman struck by city bus; Lifeguard hauls surfers ashore; Police ask help in Kane'ohe murder case; Pali lighting delayed again; Fire damages coffee roaster.
Community Calendar
Nonpartisan Maui coucil debuts rancorously
Maui County's new nonpartisan council got off to a rocky start yesterday with an ugly partisan flap over the selection of the panel's leadership.
Neighbor Island briefs
Maui police trying to identify man's body; Drowning cause of Kaua'i deaths; Motorcyclist in critical condition; British professor to speak at UHH; Blood drives set on Big Island.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Wartime diploma here at last
Henry Kawai, a retired rose grower who lives in Manoa Valley, started his new year with a high school diploma that's 57 years late.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Cayetano message says little
Ben and Vicky's holiday message came into the newsroom and made its way to my desk. I searched in vain for a highlighter pen. But forget the pen. Get me a machete.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
Surge in logging not likely
Most of our Christmas trees and our lumber come from elsewhere, as does cardboard in which holiday presents are boxed. Still, most oppose the idea of more actively logging Hawai'i's back country.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
When did we all stop caring?
I always thought Hawai'i was the place where we took care of one another. So imagine my surprise and hurt the other day when I read that we're not even in the top 25 of states when it comes to caring.

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