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One of two construction workers injured yesterday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom is loaded into an ambulance. The two, who worked for a subcontractor of Dick Pacific Construction Co., Ltd., were injured when an scissor lift they were working in collapsed. One of the two unidentified workers remained hospitalized for testing, the company said.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Correction: The two injured workers worked for a subcontractor of Dick Pacific Construction Co., Ltd. A previous version of this cutline listed incorrect information.

Makua survey uncovers settlement, heiau sites
Centuries-old Hawaiian settlements have been found within the boundaries of the Army's live-ammunition training site in Makua Valley, raising further concerns in the community about continued military training there.

City Council considers bus fare increase
The Honolulu City Council is considering an increase in bus fares to shift more of the cost of operating city buses from taxpayers to riders.

Family struggles to cope with woman's traffic death
"We go," Lorrie Wiley would say as she swept friends and family along with her, trying to get as much as she could out of each day. Relatives and friends remember the woman who was killed in a head-on crash Jan. 2 in Waimanalo.

Community Calendar

Washington Place proposal would make it a museum
First lady Vicky Cayetano wants to convert Washington Place into a museum and build new living quarters for future governors on an adjacent piece of land.
Requests for driver's license exchange rampant
So many people want to exchange their driver's licenses for ones that don't list their Social Security numbers that a mad rush at license renewal sites is clogging the computer system.
Legislators balking at Felix decree costs
With the price tag for the Felix consent decree at $716 million for the next two years, politicians yesterday signaled fears that the cost is spiraling out of control.
Students injured by rogue wave near Makapu'u Lighthouse
The Honolulu Fire Department helicopter airlifted two men from the shoreline below the Makapu'u lighthouse after they were injured by a wave yesterday afternoon. One man suffered a broken leg.
Palolo woman gets 17 months for welfare fraud
A Palolo woman who prosecutors said committed the largest welfare fraud in Hawai'i history was sentenced yesterday to a 17-month prison term and ordered to repay more than $350,000.
Samoa's prime minister visits Isles
Samoa's prime minister, Tuilapa Sailele Malielegaoi, said here yesterday that a merger of his country with neighboring American Samoa is not likely in his lifetime.
Columbia Inn became diners' 'home away from home'
It looked like old times at the Columbia Inn last night. The Kaneshiros, the former owners, were there to say goodbye to old friends. At 8 tonight, the landmark at the "Top of the Boulevard" closes for good.
Cayetano agrees with ruling on campaign code
Gov. Ben Cayetano yesterday said he agrees with U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor's ruling that Hawai'i's Code of Fair Campaign Practices is unconstitutional.
Kunia mall plan called 'threat'
Concern is growing that a proposal to build a 41-acre shopping center in Royal Kunia will kill already struggling businesses in nearby Waipahu and worsen traffic problems.
Mainland move critical to boy's transplant
Thirteen-year-old Dakota Denomie and his mother are preparing to move to California to improve Dakota's chances for a life-saving liver transplant.
School board taxation may be considered
Some House Democrats are exploring the idea of giving the state Board of Education taxing power to raise money for education.
Hearings scheduled on medical records privacy law
The Senate will hold a series of statewide public hearings, starting today, on the medical records privacy law scheduled to take effect July 1.
Hawai'i briefs
Waipahu man charged with murder; Bicyclist, 7, falls to stream bank; Fugitive caught after foot chase; Man accused of striking officer; Woman hit by car in Hawai'i Kai; No-show Kahapea attorney fined $250; Marine remains going home; City to discuss clogged sewers; Firm withdraws permit request; Hazard cleanup team responds.
Ex-Hawai'i Associate Justice Kidwell dead at 89
H. Baird Kidwell, a former associate justice of the Hawai'i Supreme Court and prominent Honolulu attorney, died Dec. 26 in Medford, Ore. He was 89.
UH arboretum's Ranjit Cooray dead at 57
Ranjit G. Cooray, the educational and volunteer program specialist at the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was 57.
Kaua'i finally may solve junked-car crisis
Kaua'i County is seeking bidders to run a $1 million metals recycling facility that will collect, process and ship away old vehicles, as well as appliances and scrap metal.
Maui police vacancies drop to 32
With 22 recruits now in training, the Maui Police Department has reduced its police officer vacancies to 32.
Deadline nears for Big Island flood relief
Federal officials have announced that 5 p.m. Monday is the deadline to register for help in dealing with damage from November's floods that swamped Hilo and Ka'u.
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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
Readers tell what's in a name
So my plan worked. I wrote about my hobby of collecting cool names (for example, Marlon Blando and Don Tarantaran) and in a matter of days, more than doubled my list. I even have a new favorite.
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
Growing plants that will not die
This year I'm going to do a better job of keeping my plants alive. In the past 12 months I've killed things as small as spice seedlings and as big as a full-grown tree.

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