Shark Victim/Surfer Bethany Hamilton Designs a Slippah for Crocs

18 year old Bethany Hamilton from Kauai, who became famous when she lost her arm to a shark surfing, and made a spectacular comeback surfing with only one arm, has recently designed a pair of Slippahs for Crocs.

I myself think they are kind of ugly and just look like any other type of slippahs:

If your interested, they are selling for $19.99 here.

Hilo Boy Shane Nelson Next TV Celebrity on “The Ultimate Fighter”

24 year old “Sugar”  Shane Nelson from Hilo, has been selected to be part of the cast of Eighth Season of “The Ultimate Fighter” The season premiers on September 17th on SPIKE TV.

Nelson had been training at BJ Penn’s Academy. Maybe this is the big break to make him a superstar.

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Clear Channel to Enter Honolulu Market

Clear Channel announced today that its Total Traffic Network (TTN) expanded to include 15 additional coverage areas…..

…The new coverage areas include Charleston, South Carolina; El Paso, Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Modesto and Stockton, California; Spokane, Washington; and Tallahassee, Florida.

I’ve got a satellite radio in my car, but it won’t work here on the Big Island. I wonder if the Honolulu “footprint” will include all the Hawaiian Islands?

Rocketplane Update

I wrote about the Rocketplane the other day, the Advertiser has more on this upcoming conference in today’s paper.

Man Sentenced in Puna Man’s Death In Thailand

A man who shot and killed a Hawaii tourist in Thailand is on trial tomorrow.

In March, William Douglas confessed to shooting Gary Poretsky 3 times at a restaurant in Chiang Mai.

Investigators say the two men had just met and got into an argument. Poretsky, who is from Puna, was in Thailand to get discounted dental work.

Isaiah Ahin, 21, of the Big Island was so saddened by the death of his friend Gary Poretsky in Thailand that he had a tribute to Poretsky tattooed on his back.

Isaiah Ahin, 21, of the Big Island was so saddened by the death of his friend Gary Poretsky in Thailand that he had a tribute to Poretsky tattooed on his back.


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A 60 year old Australian man has been sentenced to jail in Thailand for the murder of an American tourist in March.

The provincial court in the northern Thai town of Chiang Mai has ordered William Thomas Douglas to serve two years and nine months in prison for the murder of Gary Poretsky from Hawaii.

The court initially imposed a longer sentence, but reduced it after Douglas confessed.

The court also determined that the shooting was not premeditated.