Hawaii Then and Now 1973/4 – 2008

Found this cool little slide show that was just added to youtube by the Yamanaka family:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sk1bIBZpnw&hl=en&fs=1]

Second Superferry Delayed… To Be Used Elsewhere Before Coming to the Big Island?

I just noticed this post on the Marine Log:

…The company is expecting to take delivery of it in Mobile in late February 2009 and says it “will look at short-term opportunities for use of the ship prior to its induction into service in the islands…”

Just what we wanted… a used ferry. ;)

I bet you anything… that this get’s put to use as some sort of military transport.

Bus Only Guaranteed Free Until End of 2009… Why is There No Bus on Sundays?

One of the things that came out of last nights H-130 meeting was that the county had a representative there to explain the bus system here on the Island.  I wasn’t very impressed with the presentation, but then again, I spent the last 9 years dealing with the bus system on Oahu and that is one of the best systems in the nation year end and year out.

We had the opportunity to ask questions and I asked how long the buses would remain free.  And the Counties reply was that the free rides were funded until the end of 2009.  He didn’t expand on anything past that.

Emily Naeole was able to divert some of the Geothermal Funds to get another route through the areas affected by the geothermal plant.

One of thing that did come up was the lack of Sunday buses.

The only thing that I can possibly explain why they might not have Sunday Busses, is because the County would have to pay Sunday pay to the drivers. ;)

Anyone else have a reason why they couldn’t at least run a modified or shortened Sunday schedule?

TONIGHT: First Ever Inter-Island Mayoral Debates Live On Air and Online: Pilago and Kenoi Included

*bump* Thanks Bishop for the reminder.

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, KGMB9 and KGMB9.com will present the first inter-island mayoral debate live on air and online. Joining candidates Bernard Carvalho and JoAnn Yukimura from Kauai, Honolulu City Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and incumbent Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Angel Pilago and Billy Kenoi will face off on O`ahu at the Hawai`i Theatre from 6:30-9 p.m. The event will be hosted by KGMB9’s Keahi Tucker and Kim Gennaula and moderated by the host station and campaign debate partner, the Honolulu Advertiser.

Tips to the BIW

Today’s KO

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWfZAe58JfE&hl=en&fs=1]

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