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The second floor of Washington Place, never before seen in published photographs, was part of a tour of the governor's mansion conducted yesterday by first lady Vicky Cayetano, who wants to convert the historic building into a museum. Under her plan, new living quarters would be built for future governors on adjacent land.

Cory Lum • The Honolulu Advertiser

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
Detectives today will canvass a Palolo neighborhood to search for witnesses who may provide answers to a fatal New Year's Eve house fire believed to be caused by illegal aerial fireworks.

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.
Columbia Inn's last rites draw sad crowd
For 37 years it was the comfortable pair of shoes. 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
While the streetlights on the Kailua side of the Pali Highway have been out to await repairs, the debate over whether lights are needed along the scenic drive has resurfaced.
HSTA, state can't agree on contract, turn to fact-finding panel
The deadlocked contract negotiations between the state and the teachers union will move one step forward on Monday with the release of recommendations from a fact-finding panel.
Critics want repeal of medical-records privacy law
A state law designed to protect the privacy of medical records is confusing, costly and should be repealed, according to a majority of those who testified at a Senate hearing yesterday.
Lindsey sisters plead not guilty
Former Bishop Estate trustee Lokelani Lindsey and her sister, Marlene Lindsey, pleaded not guilty in federal court yesterday to five felony charges, including conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.
Nuuanu standoff ends without suspect
What police believed was a hostage situation at Nuuanu Avenue ended when a woman and a man emerged unharmed from an apartment about 10:20 a.m. yesterday.
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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
Find the answers in the questions
Sometimes, reading the newspaper raises a lot more questions than it answers. Most of the newspaper stories at the start of this year have left me wondering who has those answers. All I've got are questions.

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