Jessica Gudalis, 4, cools off with a snow cone during the Vietnamese lunar new year celebration. See story.
Deborah Booker The Honolulu Advertiser
State to spend more on highways
The state transportation department is proposing to spend $100 million over the next two years on maintaining state highways, the highest amount in recent years. A gas tax increase will not be necessary to cover the increased costs.
Governor ponders legacy
Gov. Ben Cayetano fought his way to the top of Hawai'i's political heap, only to find a recession and budget crisis waiting for him. His seventh State of the State address today may be his best chance to craft an agenda more to his liking.
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Research money pouring in to UH
In 1995, UH-Manoa attracted some $76 million in federal research money and outside contracts. By 2000 that figure had reached $103 million.
Tearful Akebono retires from sumo
Saying he wanted to go out on top in a history-making sumo career, grand champion Chad Rowan announced his retirement in a voice choked with emotion yesterday.
Kahuku High capitalizing on victory
With the help of a successful Internet entrepreneur and a former marketing chief for Time Warner Inc., Kahuku High will launch a Web site in late March to market official school products.
High surf pays off at North Shore
Every fall, when storms begin raging in the North Pacific sending swells toward Hawai'i, O'ahu's North Shore comes alive with waves, surfers and people who want to see the action over the reefs and sandbars.
After 35th, racer to quit 100-milers
Alfred "Bogey" Bogenhuber, the man they call "the wolf" on the running trails, says he has chased his last prey. He finished second yesterday in the Hawai'i Ultra Running Team (HURT) 100-mile race through the Ko'olau.
Kalaeloa soil cleanup debated
The Navy is conducting a major cleanup at the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station to remove contaminated materials before it relinquishes control of the property in June. But some residents are concerned about safety.
Board debates land-use laws; Mental health group meets; Valve test to shut off water; Businesses to discuss mall; OCCC escapee flees capture; State hospital inmate loose; Water board offers tours
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.
Islands need new electricity strategy
The crisis in California's electrical grid has people at every position on the political spectrum pointing fingers. In the midst of it all, there is a lesson for Hawai'i.
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.