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Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Earhart's Pacific flight marks 75th anniversary - Hawaii ...

Dear Poor Journalism Try clicking on the picture link.  (Jan 11, 2010 | post #2)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Doomsday denied - Hawaii Features

The story says clearly that the reason real scientists are annoyed is because the film company has created a viral marketing campaign that uses phony "scientists " pretending the event is real. Not reported in the story, however — one of our state officials contacted the University to ask if he should sell his seaside property before 2012.  (Nov 10, 2009 | post #11)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Man's death raises concern about Hilton's 5-acre lagoon -...

Public pools are now required to retrofit an apparatus that switches off the pump when the drain is blocked. It can be pretty expensive, but that doesn't compare to a life. There are horrible instances of children actually being eviscerated by pool drains. I don't know what the policy is in regards to man-made saltwater lagoon. By the way, I knew Bill Stock. He was an excellent swimmer because he used it for physical therapy.  (Aug 7, 2009 | post #73)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Typo on stamp sickens designer - Hawaii Features

HapaGirl — as the lead of the story states, it's not the angle, it's the weighted end of the symbol that matters typographically. Others — Kane did not do the typography. That was done in Washington. Nor did he see a proof until the stamps were already printing. I actually feel kind of sorry for the post office. They tried to do the right thing, but should have shown a proof to somebody — anybody — actually in Hawaii. The convention center goof several years ago was even more obvious: http://archives.st arbulletin.com/199 7/10/23/news/story 4.html  (Jul 21, 2009 | post #29)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Typo on stamp sickens designer - Hawaii Features

Keith — Modern typography standards allow the use of a single opening quote punctuation symbol (the one that looks like a 6) to be used in place of a specialized 'okina mark. On this stamp, the Post Office used a single closing quote or apostrophe symbol instead, the one that looks like a 9. The sans-serif typeface doesn't make it obvious, alas. Look at the HAWAI'I graphic next to the stamp graphic to see the difference. Others — when originally designed, the stamp was going to be 42 cents, now it's 44 cents. The line through the 44 appears only on the USPS's publicity renderings.  (Jul 21, 2009 | post #28)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Letter from Lincoln found in state archives - Hawaii News

An over-zealous copy editor added the bit about the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves. Actually, it was the 13th Admendment. The first EP gave a deadline for rebel states to declare free slaves, the second named the ten state where that was likely to occur. While the EP didn't have the force of law — particularly over the breakaway states! — it started the country down that path.  (Jun 9, 2009 | post #21)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Brief asides - Editorials

Staying in the same job for 40 years. Having the same co-workers! Sounds like some newspaper employees!  (May 6, 2009 | post #1)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Vexing texting - Features

A couple of additional things: * Reader Annie Rodby of Honolulu received a text message from a deaf friend while she was at the movies, debated whether to answer it, and when she did, she kept it as short as possible and logged off. Still, it was likely a long minute or two to the people behind her. We forget what a boon texting is to the deaf. On the other hand, if texting is going to happen, sit in the back of the theater so that the glare bothers as few patrons as possible. * There are devices that electronically jam cellphone signals, and they are illegal, as the FCC determines that such measures are "theft" of the airwaves. On the other hand, passive blocking of cellphone signals is perfectly legal, and fairly easy to do. There is even paint that will block the signals. Maybe some multiplexes can have cellphone-signal free theaters available, and you can chose which one you want to see the movie in.  (Feb 1, 2009 | post #13)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Response to Pearl attack gets focus - News

My bad, I made a typo trying to make a correction! Japanese dead were 55 airmen, 9 submariners. Total is 64.  (Dec 9, 2008 | post #6)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Response to Pearl attack gets focus - News

54 Japanese were killed, not 185.  (Dec 8, 2008 | post #1)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

51 to leave Advertiser, but union unsure who - News

If it weren't for the Newspaper Guild, there would be no Star-Bulletin today. It was the union that rescued the paper long enough for it to be bought by a non-Gannett corporation.  (Dec 4, 2008 | post #43)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Advertiser to lay off 27

Gannett bought up every small Hawaii publication they could when the newspapers divorced. It was a tactic to drive the Star-Bulletin out of business and control all print newspapers and advertising in the market. But their big investment soured when the small publications they bought turned out to be doomed anyway, thanks to online classifieds. It was a bad, capricious business decision that has blown up in their faces, but that happens a lot with Gannett.  (Nov 8, 2008 | post #28)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Vacation in Waikiki inspires crime novels - Features Stories

Speaking of quotes, although Charlie Chan originated the line about a long journey beginning with a single step, it was apparently Lao-tzu (sometimes credited to Confucius) who originated the idea. The Lao-tzu quote is "The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet."  (Oct 21, 2008 | post #2)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Little grass shack rebuilt - Features

BTW, the tune "Little Grass Shack" was originally "My Little Tarpaper Shack in Hackensack, New Jersey."  (Oct 14, 2008 | post #2)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Little grass shack rebuilt - Features

Here's some additional information from cordage expert Marques Marzan: "The cordage used in the reconstruction of the Hale Pili is the same type used by the men who assembled the thatched house in 1902. The cordage is made of 'uki'uki, an endemic plant to Hawai'i, which was a favored material for house construction. The leaves of the plant were braided into a three-ply continuous braid and rounded into large bundles for storage. The technique used in making the cordage is basic, and the lashing style used in the construction is still used by traditional-style house builders of today, but the idea of rejuvenating the oldest-standing Hale Pili in the islands is what makes this project special. Breathing back life into this house and binding it with cordage made by my hand connects me to the past as well as the future."  (Oct 14, 2008 | post #1)

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