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Travelers at Honolulu International Airport check in for a Trans World Airlines plane bound for St. Louis yesterday. American Airlines is expected to announce a merger deal with TWA. See story.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

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Posted at 3:45 p.m., January 9, 2001
Honolulu detective charged in theft case
The state Attorney General's office has filed a two-count complaint against Honolulu Police Detective James M. Kawakami, saying he stole over $20,000 from the state and the police department. Kawakami allegedly performed extraditions for the Big Island prosecutor's office without consent of Honolulu police and falsified payment requests.

Schools appeal for cash
State schools chief Paul LeMahieu yesterday urged lawmakers to save millions of dollars worth of programs left out of the governor's executive budget, calling Hawai'i's schools "a system which badly needs investments in its foundation."

Fireworks custom has roots in China
What started a century ago as a humble Chinatown celebration of popping firecrackers to chase away spirits on the New Year has evolved into a multimillion-dollar underground fireworks industry in Hawai'i.

Hotel union orders sensitivity training
Officials of the hotel workers union here have been ordered to implement "sensitivity training" among more than 10,000 members to counter "a perception of ethnic favoritism" pitting Filipino members against others.

UH study finds 11 more Jupiter moons
University of Hawai'i astronomers have found 11 new moons around Jupiter, bringing the total to 28. They hope to find 100 more this year.

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.

Honolulu Advertiser SPECIAL REPORT
. In a special report, "The State of the Hawaiian," The Advertiser examines the impact of political decisions on the status of Hawaiians and the soul of the 'ohana.
Bus-budget policy proposed
City Council Transportation Chairman Duke Bainum yesterday said he will propose that city bus riders pay 25 percent of the annual costs of operating the public transit system.

Kamilonui Valley cemetery protests continue
Police arrest Nu'uanu fugitive
Murderer receives second life term
Mayor shakes up coroner's office

Tiger and Tour tee off new year at Mercedes Championships
Tiger Woods and 33 of his closest golfing buddies will descend on Maui this week for the third Mercedes Championships at Kapalua's Plantation course.

Volleyball vagabond settles down
McNair may replace Griese in Pro Bowl
OIA softball final to be televised
A's get Damon in nine-player trade

Island Style: Affordable pampering
Community college students training for spa work need to practice their skills on real clients — so the school offers low-cost services.

Spears, Creed Compete at American Music Awards
Mozart/Mendelssohn performance a subdued one

Isles may see mixed results of airline megamerger
The proposed megamerger of American Airlines and TWA will thrust two of the state's primary Mainland carriers into the second-largest market share position.

Local Net firm gains $2 million China job
Toyota designers say youthful drivers target for Matrix

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