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In Rice v. Cayetano, Harold "Freddy" Rice, a kama'aina Big Island rancher, challenges the state's limits on voting for trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The United States Supreme Court strikes down the Hawaiians-only elections, ruling 7-2 that the voting restriction allows unlawful racial discrimination.

Waikiki hosts the first FINA Open Water Swim; 65 swimmers from 35 countries compete.

Amfac completes its final sugar harvest on Kaua'i, marking the end of an era.

AOL founder Steve Case buys locally-owned Grove Farm Company on Kaua'i for $26 million, promising to retain employees of the struggling company.

President Clinton declares Hawaii's Northwestern Islands a Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, protecting an archipelago extending more than 1,200 miles.

Five-year old Alyshia Shimizu is afflicted with "flesh eating bacteria."

Hawaii's Angela Perez Baraquio wins the Miss America pageant on her third try.

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U.S. Supreme Court decides in favor of George W. Bush in a split decision over the 2000 presidential election.

Air France Concorde crashes near Paris.

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