Emergency personnel transport one of two workers injured at a Hilton Hawaiian Village construction site today. They were taken to Queen's Medical Center for treatment.
Eugene Tanner The Honolulu Advertiser
Fed move is 'good news' for Isle rates
The Federal Reserve's dramatic decision to lower a key interest rate yesterday to boost a slowing Mainland economy also is expected to help strengthen positive growth trends in Hawai'i, local economists and lending officials said yesterday.
Hawai'i economy 'getting better'
|Posted at 3:16 p.m., January 4, 2001
Defendant gets 17 months in prison for welfare fraud
A Palolo woman who prosecutors said committed the largest welfare fraud in Hawai'i history was sentenced in federal court today to a 17-month prison term and ordered to pay back more than $350,000.
Updated at 4:10 p.m. , January 4, 2001
Raiola to enter NFL draft
As anticipated, former St. Louis School star Dominic Raiola, a junior All-America center for Nebraska, announced today that he will relinquish his senior season to become eligible for the April NFL draft.
Posted at 4:35 p.m. , January 4, 2001
Injured hikers airlifted from Makapu'u Lighthouse area
The Honolulu Fire Department helicopter airlifted two college students from the shoreline below the Makapu'u Lighthouse after they were hit by a wave and injured this afternoon. One man suffered a broken leg and the other reported back pain.
Extended holiday boost for industry
Normally, the majority of Japanese tourists arrive a few days before New Year's Day and leave by today. Yesterday, as if to support that pattern, 8,000 tourists returned to Japan. But nearly as many more tourists were still arriving.
Similarities found in pedestrian accidents
Advanced age, dark clothing and visibility problems seem to be common factors in Honolulu's recent series of pedestrian fatalities, a police expert on traffic accidents said.
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