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Murder suspect Eric K. Vance, left, according to a police affidavit, was implicated as the gunman in the Christmas Eve killing of Kane'ohe store owner Song Chol Marshall. See story.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

What's open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Isle test scores jump
More Hawai'i schools than ever succeeded on last year's Stanford Achievement Test, and Department of Education officials suggest that indicates a turnaround for the struggling system.
List of state schools on 'honor roll'

Highest surf of season hits North Shore
With reports that surf would reach 20 feet yesterday, tourists and locals alike flocked to Waimea Bay to see some of the North Shore's epic waves and the hallowed surf meet known as "the Eddie."
Australian rides wild surf to Aikau victory

See a video clip of Eddie Aikau contest winner Ross Clarke-Jones (in light green shirt), followed by Marvin Foster. Clips are available in big (2.3 Mb) and small (827 kb) version. QuickTime plug-in is required.

Cayetano abandons plans for new prison
Gov. Ben Cayetano will not pursue plans for a major new prison in Hawai'i, and instead wants to place inmates in treatment programs and rented prison beds, said the head of the state prison system.
Suspect shot market owner in parking lot, police say
The man accused of the Christmas Eve murder of a Kane'ohe liquor store owner walked alone up to the victim, shot him with a semiautomatic pistol and drove away in the victim's van, according to police.
Doughnut shop opens with a slam Dunkin'
By 5:30 a.m. yesterday, more than 50 people were waiting for the doors to open at the new Pearl City Dunkin' Donuts. It marked the return of the world's largest chain of coffee and doughnut shops to the Islands.
Army changes Makua face-off
The Army has canceled the public meeting it scheduled for Wednesday in Wai'anae to hear testimony on plans to resume training in Makua Valley and will hold two meetings before the end of the month.
Students closer to vote on board
The Board of Education has approved a resolution that would give the board's student member the right to vote on all issues except those relating to personnel and budget.
Arson guts Kalihi warehouse
A fire that caused more than $1 million in damage to a Kalihi warehouse yesterday morning started when someone intentionally set fire to a nearby Mitsubishi van, officials said.
King holiday a festival of diversity in Islands
The Hawai'i Kai woman who helped get the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday established in the state 13 years ago says the diversity of Hawai'i's march comes closer to King's dream than anyplace else in the country.
Gay activists plan protest
Martin Luther King Day will be the kickoff date for an eight-day protest to guard against violations of the civil rights of Hawai'i's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.
Stoplight may make crossing safer
After years of community requests, the city plans to activate a traffic signal along North King Street near Peterson Lane, where numerous pedestrian accidents have occurred, at 3 p.m. today.
O'ahu briefs
Man, 19, admits role in beating; Soldier guilty of molestation; Woman sought in stolen identity case; Healing Heart program to debut.
Eleven plead guilty in Big Island drug sting
Eleven suspects arrested in a police undercover operation last year on the Big Island have pleaded guilty in federal court to various drug offenses.
Neighbor Island briefs
Two indicted in killing of Kihei man; Kaua'i councilman seeks moratorium on ag subdivisions; Waimea man charged in assault on police officer.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Hawaiian language goes far
Ka'u Mealani Walk learned the Hawaiian language after she heard her children converse with their Hawaiian immersion teacher. "It hit me like a ton of bricks," she said. Now she's a Hawaiian language immersion teacher in Hau'ula.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Kaua'i's bad, best bovines
For more than 20 years as a reporter for the Garden Island newspaper, Georgia Mossman checked out the daily Kaua'i Police Department blotter and printed just about everything she found in her column.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
Lawsuits a catch-22 for agency
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hawai'i has in recent years made a consistent complaint when it is sued to force compliance with environmental laws: It says the lawsuits, instead of helping, are in fact getting in the way.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
Fearless woman is one really cool hero
My latest hero is Miriam Abrin, a Nu'uanu resident who proved that a determined home-improvement do-it-yourselfer can be stronger than concrete, even stronger than phosphoric acid.

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