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McCully resident Matt Austin, who has spent 12 years and $45,000 of his money investigating the 1988 Aloha Airlines torn-roof incident, believes old jets are not safe to fly. See story.

Cory Lum • The Honolulu Advertiser

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Updated at 10:50 a.m., January 18, 2001
Attorney general charges former state senator in theft case
Embattled former state senator Marshall Ige turned himself in this morning to authorities after a criminal complaint was filed against him that charges theft, attempt to evade or defeat taxes, money laundering and extortion.

Posted at 1:20 p.m., January 18, 2001
Police detective pleads guilty to taking funds
A retired police detective will serve no prison time on charges he went on unauthorized Big Island police extraditions, sometimes bringing along his wife or a son, and often while on the clock with the Honolulu Police Department.

Engineer fears repeat of 1988 Aloha jet accident
Matt Austin, a former Hawai'i boiler inspector who has devoted himself to investigating the 1988 Aloha Airlines accident in which a Boeing 737's roof ripped open, says the jets may still pose a risk to passengers.
Graphic: A different theory of Aloha Flight 243
Studying what goes wrong is Austin's passion

Hawaiians seek allies to protect benefits
Despite calls for support from hundreds of Hawaiian language-immersion students and educators who fear the loss of native entitlements, lawmakers were largely silent on the issue of how to defend the state's shaky "social contract" with Hawaiians.

Lawmakers set out agendas as session opens
The 21st state Legislature opened yesterday with a modest agenda that touched the hot-button issues of education, taxes and government-worker pay raises without proposing any revolutionary new approaches to tackling them.
Full texts of speeches by Senate President Robert Bunda, Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom, House Speaker Calvin Say and House GOP Leader Galen Fox.
Partisan rivals come out swinging
Hawai'i's grandest free lunch is back

2001 Hawai'i State Legislature
Lawmakers convene today for what could be one of the most contentious sessions in recent years. Check out where legislators stand on the key issues, then make your voice heard. Contact lawmakers, join a discussion on what you want lawmakers to accomplish this year or start a petition on issues that matter to you.

Boaters miss the guardian of Wai'anae Boat Harbor
Robert "Uncle Bobby" Maikai, a retired truck driver who for decades looked out for Wai'anae Coast fishermen, will be remembered at a memorial service at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Kahekili Highway changes debated
Statewide meetings to allow feedback on UH tuition increase
Four rearrested in store owner's death
Drugs, but no gun found in wounded suspect's pack

Hawai'i routs Penn State after slow start
The UH men's volleyball team went deep into the night before finally putting away Penn State, 24-30, 30-17, 30-22, 30-21, in the first round of the Outrigger Hotels Invitational. The Warriors had a slow start with seven service errors in the first game.

Recreation: 100-mile ultramarathon premiers in Hawai'i
Quick swing to the pros for Kuchar
UH's Brooks in Hula Bowl
Rainbow alumni gathering in mass

Health: The transplant waiting game shows progress in the Islands
Last year, 70 Hawai'i patients received life-saving transplants, a record year for a state with concerns about low levels of organ donation in the past.

Isle deejay takes credit for Shaggy hit
Tip-Off: B.B. King tickets on sale Saturday

BancWest profits jump 15.8 percent
BancWest Corp. yesterday said fourth-quarter profits surged 15.8 percent, helped by solid growth in its Mainland consumer banking business and an improving Hawai'i economy.

Cable food network a scrappy, profitable success
Pratt brought back to run Grove Farm

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