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Jan Rowan shows a picture of her son, sumo grand champion Akebono, defeating Wakanohana in 1993, a victory that promoted him to yokozuna, or grand champion. See story.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

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Liberty House, creditors settle
Liberty House, Hawai'i's oldest and largest department store, could emerge debt free by the end of April from its nearly three-year bankruptcy, according to a settlement reached over the weekend by the retailer's parent company and major creditors.

'Hawai'i's economy is back,' governor says
Gov. Ben Cayetano proposed an ambitious agenda of new public initiatives from preschool education to the repair of state parks yesterday, winning praise for his good intentions but raising questions about his budget calculations.
People comment on governor address
Program showcases lieutenant governor
Governor's ideas don't always survive
Full text of the State of the State address
Join a discussion on the governor's speech
Previous story: Governor ponders legacy

Waimanalo awaits return of sumo star
The rural Windward town of Waimanalo is set abuzz with word that its favorite son, sumo yokozuna Akebono, is retiring from the sport after a 14-year career.
Hawai'i's sumo pipeline is nearly dry
Isle senators revive Hawaiian measure
Hawai'i Sens. Daniel Akaka and Dan Inouye reintroduced the Native Hawaiian recognition bill in Washington yesterday, the first day of legislative activity in the Senate.
Philippines' Estrada lays basis for court challenge
Joseph Estrada wrote in a letter to the Philippine Senate that he's temporarily unable to carry out the duties of president, suggesting he may try to reclaim the office from which he was ousted on Saturday.
Bush rouses Isle abortion activists
Hawai'i's abortion opponents cheered yesterday and abortion rights supporters booed as President Bush signed an executive order that affirmed his plans to act on his stance against abortion.
Kailua wife killer gets 15 years to life
Danny Haili, convicted of second-degree murder after prosecutors said he shot point-blank 11 times at his wife in the couple's Kailua carport in 1996, was sentenced to 15 years to life yesterday.
Residents sue over power lines
Several resident groups from around Manoa and Palolo valleys filed suit yesterday, challenging an environmental impact statement related to a long-proposed 138,000-volt transmission line along Wa'ahila Ridge.
Kahala traffic talks resume tonight
Imagine Kalauea Avenue without stoplights or Keala'olu Avenue with wider sidewalks, bike lanes and a roundabout at Kahala Avenue. These are a few of the changes traffic engineers are pitching tonight.
Education, roads top Leeward legislators list
Better roads and schools. That's what Leeward legislators say are the top priorities for their communities this session.
Airport manager Fred Hemmings Sr. dead at 85
Fred M. Hemmings Sr., father of state Sen. Fred Hemmings Jr., died Jan. 20 in Honolulu. He was 85.
Fire damages two Kahalu'u homes
Two Kahalu'u homes were damaged yesterday morning in a fire that probably began with the spontaneous combustion of oil- and gasoline-soaked rags in a work shed.
Courts and police briefs
Robbery suspects plead not guilty; Man admits guilt in beating; Suspect arrested in Waikiki stabbing; Search continues for assault suspect; 'Opihi drowning victim identified
O'ahu briefs
Diver drowns in Kane'ohe Bay; 'Dangerous' felon at large; Poland honors local expert; Rights march ends with rally; Marine charged in stabbing; Accused lawyer to resign; Tow-in rules on board agenda
Hawai'i briefs
Medical students offered internship; Libraries to start issuing passports; Isles' child caucus launches bills; Teens encouraged to submit essays
Fires close Maui highway
Wildfires scorched nearly 600 acres of brush and stranded hundreds of motorists yesterday as authorities closed the main road that links West Maui to the rest of the island for more than seven hours.
Kapa'a principal remembered
A banner hanging outside Kaua'i's Kapa'a Elementary this week bears tribute to its principal, Robert Clifton "Cliff" Bailey, who died Friday at age 50.
Wind may generate electricity on Kaua'i
People on Kaua'i could get part of their electricity from wind under a proposal being discussed by Kaua'i Electric Co. and an Idaho firm, Pacific Winds Inc.
Visitors cautioned on volcano safety
Both Hawai'i Volcanoes National park and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recently have issued statements on how to reduce risk and avoid death when watching volcanoes erupt.
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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
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.
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.

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