Cancer fundraiser to honor Sen. Baker

Cancer fundraiser to honor Sen. Baker

There are 5 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 9, 2008, titled Cancer fundraiser to honor Sen. Baker. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The Cancer Research Center of Hawaii will honor state Sen. Rosalyn Baker, a 32-year cancer survivor and health-care advocate, at its annual fundraising gala Sept.

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Consenting Adult

Pearl City, HI

#1 Sep 9, 2008
So we can forget about her boneheaded Maui Medical Hospital plans.

Thanks to her smoking ban, bar failure rates tripled and they lost 34% of their patrons on average. She could care less. Can't even have a lousy patio area like MOST States.
Johnson

Honolulu, HI

#3 Sep 9, 2008
Thank you Senator Baker. Having lost several close family members to this terrible disease myself, I am grateful for your efforts, and for your willingness to help others.

Also, I think you're a pretty good chair for the Ways and Means Committee. Mahalo for that too.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#4 Sep 9, 2008
Senator Baker is nastyand a bit ineffective. Cannot fault her anti-smoking position though. As a poltiical hack, she is not the worst in office.
Consenting Adult

Honolulu, HI

#5 Sep 9, 2008
alice wrote:
Senator Baker is nastyand a bit ineffective. Cannot fault her anti-smoking position though. As a poltiical hack, she is not the worst in office.
You're correct about the nasty part. As for the smoking part if she wants to dislike smoking fine, just don't step on the little guy while you're forcing it, Baker. After all a lot of the owners that had to allow it are non-smokers. I know non-smoking bar employees that allow it so their customers don't walk.
freedom808

Honolulu, HI

#6 Sep 9, 2008
I sympathize with Baker's past medical condition. However, it is no excuse for the substandard and poor legislation that she is so often behind.

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