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Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Kakaako cleanup - Hawaii News

I'm sure if they had enough money for rent, most of them would be renting. A one bedroom cinder block walkup goes for about a $1200 monthly plus utilities. They need a steady job for living expenses and herein lies the problem. Maybe we should just ban homeless and jobless people. It would be just as effective as banning tents or sleeping in streets. The best way to get them off the street is to help them and integrate them back into society. Strong arming them into another neighborhood merely moves the problem around and solves nothing.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #13)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Passenger charged in Hawaiian incident - Hawaii News

They read lolo man's note on the evening news. It said something about his fear of flying, crashing on Gillian's Island and turning into Maryann before having his head eaten by sharks. Lots of mentally ill folks out there so NORAD F16 should log plenty of flight hours this year! Soon we'll have a new ticket slur tax to pay for the extra security.  (Jan 9, 2010 | post #6)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

UH faculty's union files class grievance against Greenwoo...

UH Manoa is a research institution where research, publication, performance, etc., are primary duties. But it is a college so somebody has to teach. And, yep, a huge percentage of teaching is done by academic "slaves" : part-time lecturers and graduate assistants bare the bulk of lower division offerings. And, amazingly, they're often the best teachers so don't dismiss them. For a full load of courses, they're typically paid about 1/20 of what a professor makes, often with no benefits such as medical and dental. I was an academic slave in grad school so I know the dance well. I'm guessing if you live in Ewa Beach, you probably attend LCC or UHW where teaching is the primary duty of faculty and relatively few academic "slaves" are used. That's why LCC is a friggen kickin' college!  (Jan 7, 2010 | post #56)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Disturbance reroutes jet - Hawaii News

We're only speculating about his problem but obviously he wasn't playing with a full deck of cards. The feds are really fast to charge hotheads and trouble makers on flights, so the lack of charges may mean he was suffering from a handicap or mental illness.  (Jan 7, 2010 | post #14)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Committee votes down legalizing marijuana - Hawaii News

Legalize it and then tax the hell out of it. We need to shore up the tax base. People are going to spend big money on it no matter what, so let's take advantage of a cash cow.  (Jan 7, 2010 | post #18)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Fireworks ban long overdue - Hawaii Editorials

So if those really dangerous fireworks are already illegal, wouldn't it be smarter to focus on enforcing existing laws? Throwing more laws at a problem won't solve anything.  (Jan 7, 2010 | post #16)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Disturbance reroutes jet - Hawaii News

So what if some tourist refuses to put his carry-on under his seat? Probably it was full of food and the guy was a friggen food addict and/or mentally disabled. I see it on planes all the time: hand in bag pulling out food and eating the entire flight. A little common sense is needed. I highly doubt this couple even remotely fit the profile of terrorists and posed no threat whatsoever. If this behavior becomes the norm for judgement of a threat by the crew, air travel will be crippled and, I hate to say it, the real terrorists will revel in their disruption of the free world. I assume there wasn't an air marshal onboard to handle this in a more professional manner? I wonder if the two F-16 fighters were ready to shoot the plane down if the tourists continued to mumble curse words and refuse to stow carry-ons?  (Jan 7, 2010 | post #6)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Deputy sheriff arrested in child rape - Hawaii News

It will be a tough case as, after all these years, the physical evidence is likely to be gone. So it will be a case of her word against his.  (Jan 6, 2010 | post #17)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

UH faculty's union files class grievance against Greenwoo...

They should close UH West Oahu and save now and even more in the future. The new campus will be a huge drain on resources and draw students away from LCC and UHM. Does a tiny island really need 5 UH campuses? Currently UHW has something like 28 administrators, 22 full time faculty, support staff and 700 students.  (Jan 6, 2010 | post #50)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

UH faculty's union files class grievance against Greenwoo...

Please send Greenwood back to the mainland and appoint an interim/acting president. We can't do any worse than her. Plus, we'll save the salary equivalent of 8 associate professors.  (Jan 5, 2010 | post #6)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Killing suspect caught with pants down - Hawaii News

Perhaps he planned to use a long and difficult bowel movement as an alibi?  (Jan 5, 2010 | post #7)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

UH students' debt load rising - Hawaii News

The UH system is a bargain compared to most mainland colleges. Hawaii residents may not realize it, but many out of state and international students choose UH based on the low cost. In other words, nonresident tuition is cheaper than resident tuition in many states and countries. The fair people and balmy breezes are a side benefit.  (Jan 4, 2010 | post #8)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

2 Mililani Middle School teachers terminated for marijuan...

Hopefully they sue the nosy parent and get a nice settlement from both the parent and DOE.  (Jan 3, 2010 | post #9)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Settle UH labor dispute out of court, reasonably - Hawaii...

Record enrollment and subsequent increased tuition revenues will at least put a big dent in UH system budget woes. Unlike the DOE, UH is not wholly dependent on government tax base funding.  (Jan 2, 2010 | post #17)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Schools chief quits - Hawaii News

K'den Yeah. Go for it. Get your graduate degrees and fix the DOE. You care enough to criticize. Now put your energy, zeal and wisdom to good use since everyone else from the top down hasn't a clue and are quitters. The DOE needs new blood. And wait until you're 65 and see how well you do with 34 years of long stressful days. You'll look and feel like crap too. Pat basically looks like hell warmed over. Vegas will be calling daddy home...  (Jan 1, 2010 | post #61)

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