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MARCH 2004

[V. 9, No. 61 - Mon., Mar. 1, 2004]
Flaming SUV freezes flights out of Kahului; Idled air travelers find ways to pass dreary hours; Likelike Highway filled in for traffic; City not ready on landfill plan; Insurance reform bills hit workers' comp snag; Constituents help determine new laws; Haleiwa search comes up empty; Tips could curb isles' 10 annual crib deaths; Kauai band to join Tournament of Roses; SAT-prep scholarships target low-income students
[V. 9, No. 62 - Tue., Mar. 2, 2004]
Friends defend airport arsonist; 'Little angel' had big heart; Families critical about pond; Potholes taking toll on cars; Adams back for Hawaiian Air; Tears flow at Marines' departure; 62 in Guard to head for Afghanistan; Campaign watchdog can testify; Carlisle can try murder trial; Victim accused of indecent exposure; Rains thrash Big Isle, Maui; Senate, House move on 'ice'
[V. 9, No. 63 - Wed., Mar. 3, 2004]
Ameron, concrete workers talk; HMSA reports $47M net income; Lingle renews school board push; Women warned against estrogen; City slogs through sewage overflows; Backflow stinks for Foster Village family; Hawaii carpool rate best in nation; Feds charge suspect in airport fire; Big Isle damage not from tornado; Lawmakers OK drug-cost bill; Camera theft hits school paper; Ruling puts school bonds in jeopardy; City buys TV time for budget talk
[V. 9, No. 64 - Thu., Mar. 4, 2004]
Power failure mystifies HECO; Jasmine also wins 'Idol' nod; Sacred Falls opening advocated; Wrong man jailed for 4 months; Excessive tax-credit claim probed; Convict may admit more crimes; Kim wants gas tax hike to fix roads; Court defers enticement charge; Mom plans insanity defense; Kauai electric bills going up; Forum to cover isle juvenile system; 4 cited for youth liquor sales
[V. 9, No. 65 - Fri., Mar. 5, 2004]
City deals with big sewage spill; Virus hits isle guests at Vegas hotel; Adoption practice draws concern; Group urges education overhaul; 'Suicide' bill goes to full House; School no-smoking bill advances; Aloha Stadium gets terror drill; Mayor proposes no fee hikes; Feds may save HFD facility; Chief says police shooting justified; Wiretap bills advance; Punchbowl wait list shrinks slowly
[V. 9, No. 66 - Sat., Mar. 6, 2004]
Sewage keeps beaches shut; China visa hang-ups cancel isle convention; Assaults by children at schools are on rise; 3 men convicted in beach assault; Educating youths about STDs is urged; Airport security changes unsure; Second battle on school boards looms in House; Oprah buys land from Maui ranch; Dog club's treasurer allegedly steals $47K
[V. 9, No. 67 - Sun., Mar. 7, 2004]
Babies betrayed; Judgeship may change Hong; Niu Valley leery of new church; Carpenters suffer with strike; Teacher follows music in heart; MIAs' families search for closure; Ex-firefighter loses home to fire; Maui High wins science contest; Talks focus on medical 'Silent Marauders'; Fence vandals sought
[V. 9, No. 68 - Mon., Mar. 8, 2004]
Isle soldier plots course to help students in Iraq; Waikiki repairs on a bumpy road; Sewage spill keeps beaches closed across south shores; Lingle uses low-key tactic in reform push; Proposal seeks the right to death; Hawaii shows leadership in fighting alien species; Freeze-dried sperm yields live rabbit
[V. 9, No. 69 - Tue., Mar. 9, 2004]
Vegas virus hits more from isles; Private school tuitions rise again; Kaiser discloses $10.8M profit; Courts merit raise, report says; Official cited for conflict of interest; Kakaako amphitheater considered; City analyzing sewage pipe rupture; 2 political donors fined $21,500; Lawyers call court pick 'unqualified'; Shooting victim wanted in Calif.; Charges dropped in mistaken arrest
[V. 9, No. 70 - Wed., Mar. 10, 2004]
Hickam dorms may ban alcohol; Dems pull plug on suicide bill; Report optimistic on state economy; 3 isle soldiers wounded in Iraq; Mainland exec blamed in strike talks; Teen pleads for return of skates; Isles rank high in rise of seniors; Church plans Leeward high school; Kapolei private school readied
[V. 9, No. 71 - Thu., Mar. 11, 2004]
Isles see autism increase; Close vote expected on Hong; $9M in HECO office repairs planned; Vegas wants to track visitors with virus; Union calls off concrete talks; Group calls for Ka Leo editors to resign; Schofield aviators drill for Iraq; Marines will close Waikane range; Beating of suspect was 'surprise'; Passenger dies after car hits house; Diver feels way along sewage break; Hospital official says cuts will hit service
[V. 9, No. 72 - Fri., Mar. 12, 2004]
TV chase to disrupt Waikiki traffic; Gabbard meets with GOP fund-raisers; Lingle mounts final bid for Hong; Red flags' cited in Rusti zoo deal; Quarry landfill site opposed; Swordfishing ban extends to isles; Carlisle runs for prosecutor again; Activist pleads no contest to theft; Driver in fatal crash was wanted; House Dems trim hospital funding; Molokai hospital set to grow; Alum picked as Saint Louis principal
[V. 9, No. 73 - Sat., Mar. 13, 2004]
Hong rejected as Hilo judge; Wilson Tunnels to be upgraded; Radioactive dumping is under city review; Felix consent decree nears end; State offers UH faculty 2-year deal with raises; Maui resort plan raises water questions; Found truck may have been in fatal crash; Fugitive falls into hands of law officers; County-owned police cars urged; From Iniki to Ground Zero, the Salvation Army is there; Isle schools might see addition in federal funds; Kamehameha students win tech contest

[V. 9, No. 74 - Sun., Mar. 14, 2004]
Sewage damage control; Senator to repay campaign; Battling 'bots; Aquarium chief wants big splash; Democrats try to clip gov's wings; Heavy rains move east; Mississippi may get isle inmates; Army gears up for Afghan duty; Income limits rise for free health benefits
[V. 9, No. 75 - Mon., Mar. 15, 2004]
Samoan reservists pray for safe and speedy return; Sewage backups vexing for residents; School board issue stays alive in Senate; Group helps simmer down roosters; Samoa officially OKs aid from Hawaii; Teens involved in auto wrecks; Schools close after rains soak Waimea; Maui County merchandise sales to raise groups' funds; Prostate cancer might rise locally
[V. 9, No. 76 - Tue., Mar. 16, 2004]
Vegas virus cases hit 1,174; Harris donor arrested for gifts; California firm may buy isle eateries; Driver's license fraud alleged; 3 hurt in Kahoolawe blast; Big Isle patches up after floods; Maui mayor wants 80 more workers; Zoo train sponsorship questioned; Joy riders wreck 20 golf carts
[V. 9, No. 77 - Wed., Mar. 17, 2004]
UH tuition policy probed; Union chief says Ameron deal near; Mayoral candidates off and running; Group sues to halt Marine training; Hawaiian school bill advances; Accident suspect arrested; Lingle seeks delay in gas price cap; Paia residents consider bypass
[V. 9, No. 78 - Thu., Mar. 18, 2004]
Deal struck; Big Isle stream to be restored; 'Lost' found filming in Oahu; HPD says officer shortage is over; UH paper suspends cartoon; Judge's son accused in beating; Bill would halt 'bioprospecting'; 2 isle teachers honored by president; UH optimistic about waivers; Peace is colonel's goal; State library gets new director | SPECIAL: Young at Heart: 50-Plus in Hawaii
[V. 9, No. 79 - Fri., Mar. 19, 2004]
Schofield suffers first Iraq fatality; Union rejects Ameron deal; 'Oahu' gets OK to film; Ed board member under fire; Gay pair from isles marries in Oregon; Ceremony honors troops set for duty; Live-fire training gets test in court; UH wants checks on builders; Teens arrested in golf-course prank; Kamehemeha pay raised rejected; Accused driver had several citations; Dems reminded of 'wake-up call'; Student doctors get word of residencies; Elephants seized from Tyke trainer; Funds aid purchase of preserve
[V. 9, No. 80 - Sat., Mar. 20, 2004]
Island-wide pursuit lasts 2 hours; Marines barred from Makua; Concrete workers OK end of strike; Uncle was girl's killer, suspect's attorney says; Sierra Club honcho tapped for land-use panel; Principals' autonomy is debated; Rampant speeding might revive traffic cams; UH officials make another go at a logo; Activist gets extra prison time; Young knocked for keeping the sun out; Convicted robber asks for a reduced sentence; Testimony blasts bill to shield 'vision teams'; State takes look around at prisons on mainland

[V. 9, No. 81 - Sun., Mar. 21, 2004]
Isle troops leave for duty in Iraq; Fight over name jams courts; Army insists Makua is crucial; Punahou grad stirs up Illinois politics; Giuliani supports Lingle; Fishing pals save kayakers; Breaking the language barrier; Inhalant use down for isle kids; Association reaches out to caregivers; Showman makes flute sing
[V. 9, No. 82 - Mon., Mar. 22, 2004]
Cement workers face big backlog; Waikiki face lift causing concern; First Hawaiian electronic library to be unveiled; UH and faculty union remain far apart on pay; Land swap could aid 60 families; Bethany is back in saddle at surf meet; Project could affect emergency response; Medical marijuana bill appears stalled; Ethnicity's effects on health to be addressed; Maui woman alleges legal retaliation
[V. 9, No. 83 - Tue., Mar. 23, 2004]
Audits find tech-tax abuse; Attorneys undercut judicial pick; New cases of Vegas virus decline; No sign of foul play in fatal fire; City funds hinge on raises; Lawmakers debate new traffic cams; Kilauea gas might aid eruption forecast; Kauai landowner admits erosion; World expert on coral reefs joins UH; School board chairman declines debate; 4 people accused of tax evasion
[V. 9, No. 84 - Wed., Mar. 24, 2004]
Suicide note turns up in fire; Mom of murder defendant gets TRO; Dela Cruz backs budget hike; Isle 'Idols' get lukewarm reviews; Bill would protect Niihau lei brand; Feds ready new air-tour rules; Zoo train donations depleted; Lawmakers revisit prosecution bill; 4 rescued as heavy rain hits Big Isle
[V. 9, No. 85 - Thu., Mar. 25, 2004]
Speeding car hits minibus; 4 killed; Pacific Palisades fire kills 1; HGEA wage battle looms; Deaths deemed murder-suicide; Gov smells politics in judgeship votes; Harris to ignore Council on BRT; Assault suspect flees from court; Education key to fighting diabetes; Life term for Christmas murder; Man in chase called 'maniac'; Bill touts tuition waivers for Hawaiians; Concert to benefit medical mission; Auditor faults defense agency
[V. 9, No. 86 - Fri., Mar. 26, 2004]
UHPA, state settle; State finds Dobelle report should be public; Big Isle accident victims mourned; House OKs traffic cam bill; Death in fire deemed suicide; Cuts feared in Hana air service; Arkansas group to get Pearl tugboat; Trial delay sought in girl's killing; Kahala condemnation bid blocked; Man sought in string of robberies; Cost-cutting law ineffective, audit says
[V. 9, No. 87 - Sat., Mar. 27, 2004]
Fisheries rules eased; More rain expected tomorrow night; Possible tuition hike draws mixed reactions; Experts debate fire suicide links; Poamoho Camp residents take eviction fight public; Plan in works to reinter remains at Wal-Mart site; Japan donates to East-West Center; Retreat to focus on cancer education; Isle cruise assault suspect indicted in N.Y. slaying; Castle Medical to start heart program

[V. 9, No. 88 - Sun., Mar. 28, 2004]
Lingle donors get 20% of jobs; Republican Party gains with Lingle; Another fatal Big Isle collision; Gov not giving up on school board plan; Bill stakes claim to biological resources; STD errors show need for histories; Philippines diplomat wraps up visit; HGEA says deal proves state can pay; Army museum honors Shinseki; Kawakubo makes adagio the high point; Youth program seeks mentors
[V. 9, No. 89 - Mon., Mar. 29, 2004]
$2 gas angers drivers; Dual roles for state agent seen as conflict; Hawaii leads way in transplants; Southern prison awaits isle decision; Isle kids checkmate Olympic chess champ; Free talks to cover prenatal alcohol exposure
[V. 9, No. 90 - Tue., Mar. 30, 2004]
HGEA wins raise of 8%; 'Holy mackerel' over pay hike; Maui cannery plans cuts; Senate approves judge nominee; Bay area schools tout local control; Leeward residents don't want landfill; Bankoh ad actor Tamashiro dies; Aki's defense can blame uncle; No contest plea in campaign case; Trial set for Simms theft, threat case; 'Sea swap' cuts warship transits; HMSA surveys members on doctors
[V. 9, No. 91 - Wed., Mar. 31, 2004]
Gov's pay hike could get ax; Senate builds budget on raids; Shinseki inspires generation; 200 oppose landfill in Kailua; Vegas virus cases steadily drop; Isle 'Idols' bring fire back; Pilot cited on alcohol charge; Lead mitigation cited in skin rashes; Lawmakers eye stadium costs; Baldwin scion Lyons dies 2004

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