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Brent Nishijo, 13, demonstrates his skateboarding skills in Keopuolani Park on Maui. Brent is an eighth-grader at Maui Waena Middle School.

Gregory Yamamoto • The Honolulu Advertiser

Prison breakouts concern neighbors in Kalihi
In a neighborhood where children pass O'ahu Community Correctional Center's razor-wire fence as they walk to and from Pu'uhale Elementary School, little separates the prison from the auto body shops and aging apartments.
Escapee's girlfriend pleads for surrender
Map: Silva's escape route from OCCC

Former state Sen. Marshall Ige faces criminal charges
Former state Sen. Marshall Ige this morning is expected to plead not guilty in Honolulu District Court to charges of first-degree theft, attempting to evade taxes, and money laundering.

Community Calendar

State wants to extend Lana'i Airport runway
The state is proposing to extend the Lana'i Airport runway to allow larger commercial aircraft to operate there, and landowner Castle & Cooke Inc. would pick up 12 percent of the $24.6 million cost.
Two wildlife refuges created in Pacific
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has established two new mid-Pacific National Wildlife Refuges, over the objection of the Honolulu family that claims ownership of one of them.
Retired detective agrees to repay state
A retired Honolulu police detective likely will not serve any prison time on charges he went on unauthorized Big Island police extraditions, sometimes bringing along his wife or a son.
Retired judge urges more aid for families, kids
Retired Judge James Aiona Jr. went to church yesterday to ask an assortment of Hawai'i's politically powerful people if they believe they have done all they can to help Hawai'i's youth and families.
Democrats lists legislative goals
House Democrats released a 15-point agenda they will pursue, but House leaders acknowledged they don't know if they'll have the money or the political means to actually pass many of the proposals.
Regents to vote on creating Manoa chancellor
University of Hawai'i regents today are expected to create a chancellorship for Manoa, giving the flagship campus its own dedicated leadership for the first time since the 1980s.
Waimanalo Canoe Club halau may yet be built
The city has decided to revive plans to build a halau, or boathouse, in Waimanalo by adding the money to this year's supplemental budget, a city spokeswoman said.
'Aiea High students travel to Bush inaugural
Twenty-two students from 'Aiea High School will attend the Bush inauguration tomorrow with the help of the Close Up Foundation, which helps students visit Washington to see how government works.
Perfect Title co-founder wins deferred acceptance of plea
The co-founder of a title company that challenged Hawai'i land ownership rights pleaded no contest this week to failing to file a 1996 general excise tax return.
Court briefs
State's attorneys evaluate judges; Grand jury indicts 2 in welfare fraud; Woman indicted in prostitution case; Murder victim's family sues suspect’s parents;
O'ahu briefs
Ka'a'awa lane to be closed; Help sought for Kawai Nui; LeMahieu to speak in Kailua; Schofield troops leave for Japan; Man killed was from Wai'anae; Waipahu groups receive grants; Waldorf school staging play; Four rescued on North Shore.
Nowhere else to go, Kanaha beach families say
More than a dozen homeless campers yesterday said they have nowhere to go when the county evicts them from Kanaha Beach Park by Feb. 9 because of unsanitary conditions.
Leabert Lindsey Jr., ex-rodeo competitor, dead at 27
One-time rodeo competitor and promising Hawaiian vocalist Leabert "Lea-J" Fairchild Lindsey Jr., 27, died Jan. 10 after a long illness.
Neighbor Island briefs
Maui group forms support network; Murder suspects remain jailed; Flood victims get state, federal aid.
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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
Inmates, families find friend
Anna Su'a began a support group for Hawai'i inmates and their families called Kako'o 'Ohana Pa'ahao. Four people were at the initial meeting last June. Now, attendance at the monthly meetings is closer to 100.
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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