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Junior Judges presentation given

Cynthia Tai, Hawaii County deputy prosecuting attorney, provided a Junior Judges presentation to Kealakehe Elementary third-graders Nov. 21. Two classes were selected as participants in the Junior Judges program, which covered the importance of why cheating, destroying property, bullying, teasing, stealing, drugs and alcohol are all bad choices. Tai also encouraged the children to dream big and explained how everyone can make their dreams come true by studying and pursuing their dreams. She shared how she worked in the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands for six years before returning to Hawaii to continue her career. Special to West Hawaii Today

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Thanksgiving holiday cooking safety tips

Thanksgiving is all about food and family – turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and family time. However, preparing holiday goodies can lead to disaster with the kitchen being the starting point of more fires than any other room in the house, and cooking being the leading cause of fires in the home, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Turkey: It’s all about the leftovers

Your Thanksgiving turkey has maximum appeal at precisely two moments: when the bird first comes out of the oven in all of its golden, glistening splendor, and at the end of the meal, when the bird’s remains — carved into many odd shapes — trigger delicious ideas for using leftovers.