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Columbia Inn waitress Betty Morita consoles her sobbing friend, Barbara Eberly, during the restaurant's last hours. Former Inn waitress Eberly, now a Dallas resident, flew over for the wake of Kapi'olani Boulevard eatery, which closed last night for the last time. See story.

Jeff Widener • The Honolulu Advertiser

Miss America 2001
Hali'a Hawai'i
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2001 arrived with much less fireworks smoke
Smoke monitors set up by the state Department of Health and a company that measures smoke particles confirm that the 2001 New Year's Eve celebration had better air quality than in years past.
Police seek answers in fatal Palolo house fire

El Nino weather staging a comeback
The Pacific is moving out of a two-year La Nina cold spell and may be entering a new El Nino period, which could mean a more active hurricane season and a dry winter, according to the National Weather Service.

Chemistry professor is UH-Manoa's 'Energizer Bunny'
University of Hawai'i chemistry professor Paul Scheuer, who pioneered the study of marine natural products, is celebrating his 50th year at the school and has no intention of leaving soon.

Find what you need with our searchable TGIF listings of events, movies and restaurants. Check out our year 2001 planner, a month-by-month glimpse at the year's upcoming events.

Columbia Inn's last rites draw sad crowd
For 37 years it was the old friend you could count on. The cozy kitchen table with an empty chair. But not anymore. Columbia Inn locked its doors for good last night.

Return of Pali Highway streetlights not favored by all
HSTA, state can't agree on contract, turn to fact-finding panel
Critics want repeal of medical-records privacy law
Lindsey sisters plead not guilty

Rainbow Stadium fences moved in for more offense
After a season in which the University of Hawai'i baseball team failed hit a home run out of Rainbow Stadium, the program will move the outfield walls 15 feet closer to home plate.

Freshman carries 'Iolani in ILH basketball opener
TCU tops Wahine in overtime, 72-66
'Iolani's Lei making it tough on ILH softball foes
'Iolani lineman says he'll play for Huskies

Book Review: A guide to the Islands' freshwater animals
A new book by state aquatic biologists Mike Yamamoto and Annette Tagawa shows the huge diversity of life in Hawai'i's streams, lakes, ditches, reservoirs, and even underground caverns.

Contemporary art colors old classics
Grammy nominations for Eminem criticized

Job growth stalls nationwide
Job growth nationwide fell to the slowest pace in eight years with auto plants and other factories shedding thousands of workers in December. Analysts predicted sharply higher unemployment in the months ahead.

United to expand daily Maui service
Funeral company to sell off 536 units

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