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Korey Higa, left, and friend Bryson Espresion, 10, right, watch as Korey’s cousin Brandon Higa, 11, tries to shake off the crab that has hold of his gloved thumb after the boys pulled up a crab net at Kahala Beach Park.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

Community Calendar

Special-education costs ripple through schools
While no one denies that Hawai'i's special-needs children deserve every ounce of attention they are getting under the Felix consent decree, parents, teachers and lawmakers are starting to ask a new question: What about the other children?

Weddings dispute splinters Kawaiaha'o Church
Inviting Japanese couples to say "I do" brought joy and revenue to Kawaiaha'o Church. It also led to a fight and wounds that may not heal.

Legislators focus on teachers
How to recruit and retain good teachers and school principals is one of the top education priorities that lawmakers and schools superintendent Paul LeMahieu plan to tackle this session.

Tiny church's members wary of change
Nearly 10 years ago, supporters of tiny Christ Church in Kealakekua, Hawai'i, fought back a proposal to demolish the historic building of the oldest Episcopal church in the state. Now another renovation project is questioned.
No leads in Palolo fireworks fatality
Police searched door to door in Palolo yesterday, but found no witnesses or leads in a fatal New Year's Eve house fire believed to be caused by aerial fireworks.
Bus riders against raising pass price
City bus riders yesterday had a clear message for the City Council on any fare increase: Just don't raise the price of the monthly bus passes.
Ho'ala to build own school
Although Ho'ala School's construction budget is tight, the tiny private school will break ground this afternoon at its new Wahiawa campus.
Orchid sale to benefit cancer group
When a Kahalu'u orchid grower closed his business after 22 years, thousands of flowers faced destruction, but with the aid of a Waimanalo nursery man, the plants have survived to benefit the Windward unit of the American Cancer Society.
O'ahu briefs
Makakilo board to hear plan; Safety industry sets surf meet; Project to hire area residents; Waimea Valley panel to meet; Library to open art exhibit; School-switch requests taken
Stats suggest safety belts do save lives
Lt. Charles Hirata of the Maui Police Department has compiled statistics showing that 12 of the 17 people who died in automobile wrecks last year in Maui County were not wearing seat belts.
Kaua'i calls off rat-snake search
Wildlife authorities have found no trace of a snake in the Po'ipu area following the discovery Dec. 18 of a snake skin on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Kaua'i Hotel.
Blind vendor took risk and gained self-respect
Despite losing most of his sight 10 years ago as the result of a degenerative eye disease, Myles Tamashiro embarked on a new career path, got training in Hawai'i and on the Mainland and started his own business.
Neighbor Island briefs
Foul play ruled out in woman's death; County parks take reservations on Net; First arrests made in gambling raids; Kihei Library hit by vandals again; Astronaut to speak at science program; Rash of burglaries reported in county; Arrests for DUI down in 2000
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Here's why pro golfers love to go to Kapalua
Kimberly Mikami Svetin is manager for activities at the Ritz-Carlton resort on Maui. One of the amenities at the Ritz is a tuxedo-clad butler who draws bubble baths for guests at $50 a bath. That includes a bottle of champagne.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Who's to blame for aerial that killed Lillian?
It's been said before about a long list of dangers: What's it going to take? Does somebody have to die before we do something to stop this? Well, somebody did die because of the New Year's fireworks insanity.
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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