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Halau Ho'omau I Ka Wai Ola O Hawai'i, based in the Washington area, infused the parade with vivid color.

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Community Calendar
A looking at upcoming events on O'ahu.
Legislative scorecard
The status of key legislation at the state Legislature.

Bush inaugurated America's 43rd president
George Walker Bush was inaugurated the 43rd president of the United States in a chilling drizzle yesterday, promising he can ease suffering and heal the wounds of warring ideologies if Americans will follow the guidance of “a power larger than ourselves” and be “citizens, not spectators.”

Hula shines through cold rain
Hawaii splashed color on a gray, drizzly inaugural parade yesterday as smiling members of a Mainland hula halau marched and danced down Pennsylvania Avenue in traditional costumes.
Friends say fear drove gunman to final act
In the two weeks before he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Michell Udani’s friends say he was surrounded by rejection and depression and danger, real or perceived.
Army fails to dispel Makua concerns
The Army yesterday gave tours to show what its proposed live-fire training in Makua Valley would entail, including limited maneuvers, but opponents remained unconvinced that safety measures are enough to protect the environment as well as cultural and historic sites.
'Outrigger' telescopes would target giant planets
Astronomers hope to build a cluster of four small “outrigger” telescopes on the fringes of the two matched Keck 33-foot mirror telescopes atop Mauna Kea, with the goal of using their combined power to develop images of large planets around distant stars.
Pearl Harbor receives ambulance upgrade
Federal public safety officials have unveiled an advanced ambulance service for the Pearl Harbor naval complex area that they hope will save lives and provide quicker response in emergencies.
New lawmaker settles with school
To settle a policy dispute, Kamehameha Schools will pay state Rep. Guy Ontai for his teaching contract although he won't be on campus this year.
Kailua High outgrows access
Waimanalo residents and neighbors of Kailua High School want a new access to the campus from Kalanianaole Highway that doesn’t go through a residential area.
Trees in Kailua poisoned, arborist says
Someone is killing trees at an Alala Point landscape project at the Kailua Beach lookout, where at least 13 trees are dying and others are suffering.
Plan for coral reef reserve not ready
Although White House officials had pressed to finalize a protection plan on the coral reef reserve that Bill Clinton created in the Northwestern Hawaiians Islands before President George W. Bush took office, there is still no final decision.
Medicaid recipients lose fight over tobacco money
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Medicaid recipients who were seeking a share of the state’s $1.3 billion tobacco settlement.
Wahiawa triangle to get traffic light
A deadly stretch of Kamehameha Highway north of Wahiawa is scheduled to be equipped with a traffic signal by the fall of next year.
O'ahu briefs
Poland honors Mililani man; Board to hear Hoala update; Feb. 3 tour set at Kawai Nui; Cool Palaka night planned; Coast Guard rescues sailor; Walkers invited to Kaimuki;
Man dies while picking 'opihi
A 49-year-old man died yesterday morning on the Big Island while picking opihi off Waiahukini Beach in Kau.
Sisters make St. Joseph a success
Four Franciscan nuns from Syracuse, N.Y., were the first contingent of Catholic sisters who helped found the St. Joseph Elementary and High Schools. They and those who followed will be honored Saturday.
Neighbor Island briefs
Big Island police effective on DUI; Chemical testing planned for pests; Kauai residents endure blackouts; Hula o Leilani to hold annual show
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Governor's mansion revisited
Jim Bartels, curator of Washington Place, stumbled over a plaque hidden behind a water-valve assembly in a clump of wild orchids on the lawn of the governor’s mansion. Thereby hangs a delightful tale of patriotism, cultural complexity and show business.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Washington Place museum ideal honor to queen's legacy
The past is alive at Washington Place. The house has been a center of power for 153 years. Even now, new stories are being discovered about the queen.
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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