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Gigantic ornamental desert plants, thriving in this season's drier-than-normal winter weather, dwarf a pedestrian along Kamehameha Highway near Ka'ahumanu Street in Pearl City.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

Cayetano proposes larger raises for some teachers than others
Gov. Ben Cayetano yesterday said he is willing to give generous raises to starting teachers and to teachers with expertise that are in short supply, but he won't agree to give the same raises to all teachers.

Mugged tourist dies; suspect may face murder charge
A 43-year-old man whom police suspect of beating and robbing a 81-year-old Canadian tourist in a Waikiki hotel Tuesday now could face a murder charge following the victim's death yesterday.

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Harris offers restrained agenda
Mayor Jeremy Harris presented a modest agenda for the upcoming year in his seventh State of the City address, including a call for beautifying the urban area around the Hawai'i Convention Center.
Full text of Harris' State of the City address
Escapee Silva caught in Makakilo
Police ran down prison escapee Kerbert Silva yesterday afternoon in Makakilo. He had been the subject of a manhunt since he escaped from O'ahu Community Correctional Center on Jan. 17.
UH-Manoa students rate campus life as below par
The University of Hawai'i-Manoa falls short of the national average when it comes to measuring student involvement in their college education, according to a recent survey.
Governor tepid on casino bill's odds
The plan to build a hotel and casino on West O'ahu will be "a very, very difficult proposition" to sell to the Legislature, and probably won't pass, Gov. Ben Cayetano said yesterday.
New rules drafted for tow-in surfing
The state Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has drafted rules intended to make tow-in surfing safer and prevent conflicts with paddling surfers.
Local Asia experts could join Bush team
Two Asia-Pacific experts with ties to Honolulu, James Kelly and Torkel Patterson, appear to be headed for high-level jobs with the Bush administration.
Kamehameha exploring joint purchase of Bishop Museum
Kamehameha Schools will continue to explore joint purchase of the Bishop Museum property with Hawaiian organizations, officials said yesterday after getting encouragement from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
State offers amnesty to owners of illegal Kane'ohe piers
To bring all of the 200-odd private piers at Kane'ohe Bay into compliance with state law, the Department of Land and Natural Resources has created an amnesty program.
Uyesugi civil lawsuits will continue
A state judge denied a motion by Xerox Corp. to dismiss four counts and a punitive damage request in a lawsuit filed by Randall Shin and his wife against the company and gunman Byran Uyesugi.
Fired doctor sues Kaiser, alleges 'inconsistent' care
An anesthesiologist is suing Kaiser Permanente, saying she was fired because she disagreed with a hospital policy that she said resulted in "substandard care" of patients.
Anti-crime program called a success
Law enforcement officials say crime in the Kalihi-Palama-Chinatown Weed and Seed area has declined sharply since the program's start in 1998.
Public invited to count whales in February
Hawai'i's humpback whale population seems to be on the rise, and scientists hope an annual count Feb. 24 will confirm it.
Ex-editor's wife Esta Chaplin dead at 84
Esta Solomon Chaplin, wife of George C. Chaplin, editor at large of The Hono- lulu Advertiser, died Wednesday after suffering an apparent stroke at their home in Charleston, S.C.
Kenneth D. Perkins, minister and historian, dead at 92
Kenneth D. Perkins, an Episcopal minister who helped write the history of St. Andrew's Cathedral, died Tuesday at Pohai Nani Retirement Home. He was 92.
End of federal estate tax costly to state
Hawaii state government stands to lose about $25 million a year if President Bush can get Congress to enact his plan to scrap the federal estate tax.
Court briefs
Deputy sheriff pleads not guilty; Ex-Sen. Ige gets nonjury trial; Former leader off union ballot; Lawyer indicted in taxes case .
O'ahu briefs
Kapahulu fire destroys home; Army to hold Makua meeting; Kalaeloa security to be discussed; Utility pipeline work resumes; Police station site on agenda; Parents to hold school car wash; Baptist Academy receives grant; H-3 Freeway lanes to close.
Residents form land trust to preserve Maui shoreline
Alarmed by a new wave of development along Maui's shoreline, a group of residents have formed a land trust organization aimed at preserving coastal open space and beach access.
Fatal accident highlights dangers of old Maui road
Maui police yesterday identified a 49-year-old Kihei woman, Nava Perl-Koko, as the person who died Wednesday in a traffic accident on the Honoapi'ilani Highway at Launiupoko.
Neighbor Island briefs
Plans for bridge on agenda; Zoo manager gets promotion; Maui fire brought under control; Hearings set on plant habitat; Kaua'i blood drives scheduled.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Likelike table outlives old ship
The Likelike table doesn't belong in 'Iolani Palace although Likelike was a sister of King Kalakaua and the mother of Princess Ka'iulani. This table was once a ship's wheel, steering the Likelike, an interisland steamer.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Makua does not belong to the Army
To look at the slope of the valley walls at Makua, the cradle of splendor, is to see a Hawai'i long gone from much of our Islands. Having the Army shooting up the place seems like letting bulls run through a china shop.
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
Bigwigs can't see Kaka'ako fine as is
Everybody has big plans for the Kaka'ako waterfront these days. Why can't they just leave well enough alone? As it is now, the Kaka'ako waterfront is a wonderful place.

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