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ROTC cadet Liveline Cabanera, left, gets a lesson on firefighting from UH fire safety officer Junior Gappa in a parking at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Deborah Booker • The Honolulu Advertiser

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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
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
The state wants to widen Kahekili Highway in Temple Valley and add a dedicated right-turn lane to help eliminate traffic buildup in the North Shore-bound lanes during the afternoon rush hour.
Statewide meetings to allow feedback on UH tuition increase
The University of Hawai'i will hold a series of public meetings about the proposed tuition increase for the 10-campus system.
Four rearrested in store owner's death
The four men who were released last week pending further investigation of the robbery and murder of a Kane'ohe liquor store owner were rearrested yesterday.
Drugs, but no gun found in wounded suspect's pack
Police yesterday searched a fanny pack that belonged to a man shot by a police officer early Sunday morning in Mililani and found drugs and cash, but no gun.
Hawaiian family removed again from campsite
City parks workers supported by police yesterday cleared a large garden from Mokule'ia Beach Park that had been planted by a couple who have claimed for years that, as Hawaiians, they have a right to live in the public park.
Gustav Hannemann, church leader, dead at 89
Gustav Arthur Tafu Tupulo Hannemann III, a Mormon Church leader in Hawai'i and father of former City Council Chairman Mufi Hannemann, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was 89.
Inmate marks birthday by escaping from OCCC
An O'ahu Community Correctional Center inmate, Kerbert Silva, celebrated his 37th birthday yesterday by bolting out of the Kalihi prison.
Waipahu pastor proposes adult day care
Pastor Cristobal Bartolome of the Bethel Chapel Assembly of God will describe his plans for an adult day-care center tonight during the Waipahu Neighborhood Board meeting.
Hawai'i briefs
More big surf expected today; Kahuku wants more arrests; Marine base expects more air traffic; YWCA CEO Doyle resigning; Schools chief to give talk; Drama pupils to present play; Trade in your excess goods; Per diem judge gets third term; Fire destroys Puna district home.
Selection of new police chief won't please all
The Hawai'i County Police Commission is expected to pick a new police chief tomorrow amid controversy over whether out-of-state applicants should have been considered for the job.
North Kona banana quarantine extended
State agriculture officials have extended their quarantine on growing bananas in North Kona after a resident was found growing plants infected with the bunchy top virus.
Postmistress' trial on gaming charges starts
Danita Torres, who is in charge of the post office at Kapa'au, went on trial yesterday on charges of money-laundering and promoting an illegal 6/5 sports betting scam.
Officials shut down apartments allegedly used for prostitution
Hawai'i County authorities have closed a Hilo apartment house they say was used for prostitution and drug sales.
Kanaha Park to close; 70 homeless must move
Maui County announced yesterday it would be temporarily closing the Kanaha Beach Park campgrounds Feb. 9 because of unsanitary conditions created by a homeless population.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Canoeists' philosophy is universal
Don't be surprised if a canoe with a crew of Native American paddlers pops up in Hawaiian waters. A team of Indians from the Pacific Northwest has already competed against Australians and Fijians.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Language of lei is local style
Understanding about lei is part of understanding these islands. Knowing the formal (maile, 'ilima, kika) from the informal (plumeria, plumeria, plumeria) is like knowing the dress code.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
Rare birds socializing again at Midway
The golden gooney, or short-tailed albatross, is expanding is numbers at Midway Atoll, but not through mating. The short-tailed albatross is among the most endangered seabirds in the world.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
'Survivor II' not end of the world
Critics are decrying TV's latest round of really bad programming. But it's not really all that big a jump from "Gilligan's Island" to "Temptation Island."

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