Hawaii Grown TV Features BJ Penn as Well as Richard Ha’s Hamakua Mushrooms

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Nesquik Strawberry Recalled in Hawaii

I love this stuff, fortunately, I don’t have any right now.

nesquikThe state Heath Department today issued an alert advising consumers in Hawai’i of the voluntary recall of Nestle Nesquik Strawberry Powder (21.8 ounce) that may contain small fragments of aluminum

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Project Better Place in the News Again

I mentioned how the Advertiser “Jumped the Gun” on Project Better Place here.

In today’s paper, they mentioned Project Better Place again, however, this time they only called it a “proposal”.

…The privately funded Better Place made headlines last month when it unveiled its proposal for an Island grid that would charge up electric cars for a fee…

It would be cool if we did finally get what I originally spoke about here a long time ago.

I still think Project Better Place is just in it for the money, however, from the comments that were made by company official “Truth”  here, they will be quick to tell you differently.

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Construction Company Applies for $17,800 from State for “Emergency” Tear Down of Termite Ridden “Cottage”

I wish I was in the construction business at times. ;)

Ohana Environmental Construction, Inc. recently applied for, and was denied, an Emergency Procurement for $17,800 in funds from the State to tear down a termite ridden cottage.

I’m so glad the state caught this one.  I don’t know what the building looks like… but for that price, I could install a few Cottages.

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Horizon Lines Cutting 70 Employees

…Horizon Lines will cut about 70 jobs in an effort to reduce costs, the company said late this afternoon…

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Today’s KO

Warning…Disturbing!  Do not watch if you are a parent!

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UH Researchers Buy “486 Servings of Hamburgers, Fries and Chicken Sandwiches from McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s” Across America…

I can’t make this stuff up!

Biofuel demand is not the only market pressure being felt by US corn farmers. Much of the fast food that powers Americans – a $100 billion annual market – is indirectly made from corn as well, according to researchers in Hawaii.

Hope Jahren and Rebecca Kraft of the University of Hawaii purchased 486 servings of hamburgers, fries and chicken sandwiches from McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Detroit, Boston and Baltimore.

Back in the lab, they analysed the carbon isotope content of each serving. Previous research has shown that it is possible to determine whether an animal ate predominantly corn feed or grass from the ratio of C13 to C12 in its body tissue.

The pair found that 100% of the chicken in these three fast-food chains had been reared on corn alone. Some 93% of the beef came from cows that had been fed a corn-only diet. Just 12 burgers – all from west-coast Burger Kings – came from beef that had eaten something else…

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Audio Release of Deadly September Coast Guard Crash that Killed 4 Off Oahu

Don’t shoot the messenger folks… but this sounds pretty horrific:

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Toytota to Introduce Plug In Hybrids in 2009… 100 + MPH

Starting in 2009, Toyota is readying a limited run of a plug-in Prius (for use in government and commercial fleets) that can average 100 miles per gallon

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Pahoa Assault/Murder Suspect in Custody

Today’s Hawaii Tribune Herald reports that Robert Grant is now in custody for the Assault/Murder that took place this weekend.