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A city dump truck crashed into a freeway median near the Radford overpass yesterday, shutting down the Zipper lane and snarling morning traffic in the eastbound lanes for more than two hours. No one was hurt in the accident, which took place shortly before 9:27 a.m. Officers were forced to close three regular lanes as well as the Zipper lane because of concrete debris Police reopened the lanes more than two hours later.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

Isles' Filipino community absorbed by crisis in homeland
In homes and restaurants, Hawai'i's fastest-growing ethnic group kept up with news 4,500 miles away by staying glued to the television that showed the uprising against President Joseph Estrada.

Audit traces special education costs to poor oversight
The state's lack of a clear definition for which children are eligible for special-education services is opening the floodgates for services and driving up costs, the state auditor said.

Florida firm loses Hawai'i military contract
Saying the Army incorrectly inflated an in-house bid, a military appeals board yesterday reversed a decision that had given control of more than 200 civil service jobs to a Florida defense contractor.

Community Calendar

Raceway possible for Kalaeloa
Operators of Hawai'i's only privately owned motor raceway can't wait to take over a noisy, industrial 140-acre lot owned by Hawaiian Homes at the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station.
Ige's plea postponed until he finds lawyer
Former state Sen. Marshall Ige yesterday said he would plead “absolutely not guilty — on all counts” to charges that include first-degree theft, attempting to evade taxes and money laundering.
'Black Beard' robs ninth bank, this one in Kailua
The serial bank robber known for his fake beard disguises struck for the ninth time yesterday. The man dubbed the "Black Beard Bandit" robbed the Kailua branch of First Hawaiian Bank.
UH regents approve Manoa chancellor position
The University of Hawai'i Board of Regents yesterday officially separated the position of chancellor of the flagship Manoa campus from president of the entire UH system.
Isle GOP, local halau prepared to party
Hawai'i Republicans are preparing to party this weekend, but inaugural week has been all business as they attended national party meetings here.
Correa named Big Island police chief
The Big Island Police Commission yesterday voted 6-1 to select acting Police Chief Jimmy Correa over Honolulu police Maj. Robert Prasser as the new chief of the 300-member police force.
Boyce pleads not guilty in slaying of park ranger
The man accused of murdering a Big Island park ranger pleaded not guilty to the charges in federal court yesterday, two days after being declared mentally competent to stand trial.
Kapa'a Elementary principal Cliff Bailey dead at 50
Kapa'a Elementary School Principal Cliff Bailey died at home last night at age 50, the state Department of Education said.
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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
Perverse proverbs learned at home
You learn a lot of things when you stay home from work for a couple of days. Here are a few truths I learned around the homestead recently. Call them perverse proverbs (with a tip of the hat to William Blake).

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