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Articles for December 31, 2009

Breaking News
 •  Hawaii schools superintendent Hamamoto resigns effective today
 •  Faulty outlet blamed for Village Park fire
 •  Obama's eve filled with movie, golf Photo gallery
 •  Former Sen. Nadao Yoshinaga dead at 90
 •  Kauai Red Cross holding volunteer training sessions
 •  Councilman seeks input on decriminalizing marijuana
 •  Man killed, woman injured in Big Island shooting
 •  Friends of library, KHPR plan benefit sale
 •  Honolulu police chief asks public to report fireworks law violators
 •  Hawaii Salvation Army received $882,000 in red kettle donations
 •  Rush Limbaugh resting comfortably, radio guest host says
 •  Fireworks permits up over last year
 •  Big Island police arrest third suspect in mall robbery
 •  Men who died in separate drownings on Kauai identified
 •  Fireworks smoke could linger through night, weather service says
 •  First Friday events on for New Year
 •  Advertiser's most memorable images of 2009 posted online
 •  Honolulu airport officials catch man trying to board with fireworks
 •  Trash-shipping to Mainland delayed until February
 •  Two acquitted of charge they brought in undocumented workers
 •  Karl Rove to appear at Hawaii GOP event
 •  More than 127,000 in Hawaii have received H1Ni vaccine
 •  Fox grants 'brief extension' in cable dispute
 •  Pastrana sets world record for jump in rally car
 •  CFB: Dobbs leads Navy to 35-13 win over Missouri
 •  CBKB: No. 23 Wisconsin beats No. 15 Ohio State 65-43
 •  CFB: Broyles catches 3 TDs as Oklahoma beats Stanford 31-27
 •  CFB: Urban Meyer says he wanted to hide chest pains
 •  CFB: Williams runs for 2 TDs to lead Va. Tech past Tenn.
 •  CFB: Air Force picks off bowl victory over Houston
 •  NFL: Playoff scenarios entering final Sunday of regular season
 •  Golf: AT&T is latest to end Tiger Woods sponsorship
 •  NFL: Titans defensive coordinator fined for verbal abuse of official
 •  CFB: Bowden set for an emotional farewell
 •  MLB: Cubs agree with Marlon Byrd on 3-year deal
 •  Boxing: No charges for Tyson for punching photographer
 •  NFL: Bills promote national scout Nix to GM
 •  NFL: It's how you finish, not how you start
 •  Boxing: Holyfield-Botha fight in Uganda confirmed
 •  MLB: Red Sox 3B Lowell undergoes thumb surgery
 •  Prep soccer standings
 •  Prep basketball standings
 •  Baseball calendar: Jan. 6 Hall of Fame voting announced
 •  NFL calendar: Pro Bowl Jan. 31, Super Bowl Feb. 7, both in Miami
 •  NBA calendar: Feb. 12-15 All-Star weekend, Dallas
 •  NHL calendar: Jan. 1 Winter Classic at Fenway Park
 •  On this date: 1974 Catfish Hunter, baseball's first free agent, signs with Yankees
 •  Hui takes over operations of Maui Pineapple Co.
 •  First Friday is on in Honolulu's Arts District for Jan. 1
 •  Bill's Bookmobile on site in Kakaako Saturday

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Local News
 •  Fireworks found in luggage
 •  Piles of trash may sit until February
 •  Lāna'i is also a fine option for Obama
 •  Crime on Oahu surges 6 percent
 •  Hawaii governor to re-examine teacher furlough proposal
 •  Inouye lauds Obama's response to Christmas Day attack
 •  Obama drops in on Mokulē'ia pal
 •  Sashimi fish for New Year's platters piling up on ice Photo gallery Video
 •  Rove to speak at GOP benefit
STATE GOVERNMENT
 •  Nago chosen to fill in as Office of Elections chief
COURTS
 •  Waipahu workers acquitted
BIG ISLAND
 •  Man wanted for questioning in shopping center robbery
MAUI
 •  SBS event starts off the new year
MY COMMUNITIES
 •  127,554 in Isles vaccinated against H1N1 flu, state says
OTHER NEWS
 •  Haze may worsen breathing issues
 •  What's open and closed: New Year's Day
 •  Obituaries
LEE CATALUNA
 •  Lāna'i is also a fine option for Obama
ADVERTISER CHRISTMAS FUND
 •  Advertiser Christmas Fund

Sports
 •  Rainbow Wahine slip past Kent State, 63-60 Photo gallery
 •  Wie's wondrous year reads like a fairy tale
 •  Texas Tech fires Leach
UH MEN'S BASKETBALL
 •  Williams on hot shooting spree
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
 •  Moanalua boys band together Photo gallery
 •  Mililani girls edge Pearl City
 •  Punahou alumni boost fund
GOLF
 •  SBS event starts off the new year
 •  Hawaii Hall of Fame to induct the late Rose
 •  Golf notices
GOLF REPORT
 •  Wie's wondrous year reads like a fairy tale
 •  Holes in One
FOOTBALL
 •  Idaho's gamble pays off, 43-42
 •  Irsay backs pulling of starters
 •  No. 20 Nebraska wins Holiday
BASKETBALL
 •  Suns hand Celtics third straight loss
OTHER SPORTS
 •  Pacquiao files lawsuit against Mayweather
 •  On the Air
 •  For the Record
FERD LEWIS
 •  Time has come for Flemings to step up

Island Life
 •  Start clean
 •  Learning about hormone therapy
HEALTH/FITNESS
 •  Health calendar
PEOPLE
 •  'Star Trek' actor among those knighted Photo gallery
ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
 •  Survivor going 100 miles for children
CHARLES STUART PLATKIN
 •  It's time to break patterns, shed pounds

Business
 •  State lets Kaiser, HMSA raise rates
 •  GMAC gets $3.8B in third bailout
 •  U.S. puts new fees on steel pipes from China
CONSUMER
 •  Financial tips to use today
OTHER BUSINESS
 •  AIG lawyer gets $3.8M in severance
 •  Stock market finishes with slight change
 •  Hawaii Data Report | Honolulu Building Permits
BUSINESS BRIEFS
 •  Hearing set for proposed Kona project
ROBBIE DINGEMAN
 •  Financial tips to use today

Opinion
 •  Public must rally against illegal fireworks
COMMENTARY
 •  Symphony needs a new direction
 •  We will pay for mistakes of 2009
 •  Airport security