KauaiEclectic to the ‘Roll

I’m adding Kauai Blogger Joan Conrow’s blog “KauaiEclectic” to my ‘Roll.

Shes had a great blog that I’ve followed on and off for the last couple years, only recently following it a bit closer as I’ve become aware of how many of our Islands all face some of the same difficulties.

I’ve been working as a journalist since 1980, and was formerly a staff writer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser, and a stringer for Reuters. My freelance articles have been published in many local, regional and national newspapers and magazines, and I’m a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. I also write creative non-fiction and fiction. I’ve been living on Kauai, the northernmost island of the most isolated inhabited land mass on Earth, since 1987.

So go check out Joan’s Blog at KauaiEclectic.

Equal Opportunity at Pahoa High Athletics? Bring Back Football Please!

I just now realized that Pahoa High School has 3 more Varsity sports for girls then guys.  Typically you see it the other way around.

I’m not gonna analyze this more then I want to right now other then the thought that many of our local guys must not like wearing speedo’s or using pom pom’s.

I’m not sure when this list was written up… but I thought the guys had a Volleyball team?

http://www.hhsaa.org/schools/pahoa_high_school

Varsity BOYS Sports (8)

  1. BASEBALL
  2. BASKETBALL
  3. BOWLING
  4. CROSS COUNTRY
  5. PADDLING
  6. SOCCER
  7. TRACK & FIELD
  8. WRESTLING

Varsity GIRLS Sports (11)

  1. BASKETBALL
  2. BOWLING
  3. CROSS COUNTRY
  4. PADDLING
  5. PEP SQUAD
  6. SOCCER
  7. SOFTBALL
  8. SWIMMING
  9. TRACK & FIELD
  10. VOLLEYBALL
  11. WRESTLING

Let’s bring back Football already.

I bet Surfing would be a hit and it wouldn’t cost that much.

It doesn’t take that many people to field a tennis team either?

It wouldn’t surprise me if there were more then 10 boys competing already in MMA at the school.

Molokai Defeats Pahoa 52 – 48 in State Quarterfinals Boys DII Basketball

From Sportshigh.com


Pahoa Daggers vs Molokai Farmers
v3/05/09 5:00 pm at Farrington High School

Pahoa Daggers 48

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
04 Mendoza, Chris * 1-4 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 29
21 Viernes, Jonathan * 5-18 1-4 1-1 3-6 9 3 12 0 1 2 2 30
25 Byrd, John * 2-5 0-2 0-0 1-2 3 5 4 0 4 0 1 31
32 Waters, Sheyten * 7-16 2-6 0-0 2-5 7 4 16 0 2 1 2 27
50 Riesta, Rex * 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
03 Miguel, Sonny 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
11 Corpuz, Ricky 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
22 Miguel, Bryan 2-4 2-3 4-4 2-1 3 1 10 0 0 0 0 27
23 Sakoda, Dustin 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
34 Ekau, Isaiah 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TM TEAM 3-0 3 0
Totals………….. 18-51 7-22 5-5 12-15 27 18 48 1 11 3 5 160
35.3% 31.8% 100 %
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 11-23 6-13 2-2
47.8% 46.2% 100 %
2nd Half: 7-28 1-9 3-3
25.0% 11.1% 100 %

Molokai Farmers 52

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
05 ANTOLIN, Herbert * 5-6 2-2 2-2 1-1 2 3 14 0 1 0 1 19
13 Akaka,J. * 6-13 0-0 6-10 6-6 12 2 18 0 2 1 1 32
14 KALIPI, Kawaiola * 0-3 0-2 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 31
15 Bumatay * 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 7
21 Duvauchelle * 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 8
10 Ringor,Alvin 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
12 RAPANOT, Scottie 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-5 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 24
20 RITTE-MANANGAN, M. 0-4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
22 KELLY-PALEKA, Kinohi 5-6 0-0 2-3 1-5 6 2 12 1 0 1 3 22
23 Kahoalii 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 4
TM TEAM 1-1 2 0
Totals………….. 20-41 2-6 10-17 10-21 31 10 52 4 13 2 6 160
48.8% 33.3% 58.8%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 11-23 1-3 3-7
47.8% 33.3% 42.9%
2nd Half: 9-18 1-3 7-10
50.0% 33.3% 70.0%
Score by Periods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Pahoa Daggers 20 10 5 13 48 Record: (10-4, 1-0 HHSAA)
Molokai Farmers 12 14 13 13 52 Record: (12-3, 0-0 HHSAA)

Police STILL Looking For Ronsten Andrade

In January I mentioned that Police were looking for Ronsten Andrade:

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Well it looks like they haven’t found him yet and are still looking for this kid who may be armed and dangerous.  Police mention below in their latest report that he may have changed his appearance and have given the media this other picture:

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From what I have heard, his own caretaker has also attempted to turn him in and is asking for the publics help in finding him.

Here is today’s police report on this thug:

Hawai’i County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old boy wanted for an outstanding juvenile detention order issued by Family Court in October 2008.

Ronsten K. Andrade is described as a local male, 5-foot-10, 140 pounds with brown eyes and short hair last known to be brown but possibly dyed a different color. He has a lightly-tanned complexion and a slim build.

Police are not disclosing the underlying offense or offenses that led to the issuance of the detention order. However, police advise the public to avoid approaching this individual, as he is considered dangerous.

Police ask anyone who sees Andrade or has knowledge of his whereabouts to call Detective John Rodrigues at 961-2382 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential

Kea’au Loses to Radford by 3 in Consolation Bracket of D1 State Basketball Tournament

Official Basketball Box Score
Keaau "Cougars" vs Radford "Rams"
03/05/09 3:00 pm at Student Council Gymnasium - McKinley HS

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VISITORS: Keaau "Cougars" 9-6, 0-2 HHSAA
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
10 HANDY, Richard, Jr.. *  5-9    0-1    1-2    3  3  6   3  11  1  3  0  1  34
21 ISHIBASHI,Dylen Haku *  4-12   0-2    3-6    0  6  6   4  11  3  5  0  1  32
22 CAZIMERO, Van Makana *  2-8    0-3    1-4    1  4  5   2   5  2  3  0  0  26
24 HOLANI, Sekona...... *  1-3    0-0    0-0    0  8  8   2   2  2  2  0  1  28
25 MSIKIZI-JOHNSON, M.. *  5-9    0-0    4-6    2  5  7   3  14  0  2  0  1  29
11 CABATBAT, Chaz......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   4
12 PARKER, Landru......    1-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   2  0  0  0  0   8
23 YOUNG, Jelani.......    2-5    1-2    3-5    0  2  2   2   8  1  1  0  2  14
30 BROOKS, Daniel......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
43 IGE, Kapono.........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  0  0  0  0   3
   TEAM................                         2     2
   Totals..............   20-48   1-8   12-23   9 30 39  18  53  9 17  0  6 180

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-21 28.6%   2nd Half: 11-20 55.0%   OT:  3-7  42.9%   Game: 41.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-2   0.0%   2nd Half:  0-3   0.0%   OT:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 12.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  9-16 56.3%   OT:  1-2  50.0%   Game: 52.2%    5

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HOME TEAM: Radford "Rams" 13-5, 1-1 HHSA
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
12 VICTORINO, Jared.... *  4-6    1-1    0-0    3  2  5   4   9  1  0  1  1  36
24 LEE, Derrell........ *  9-15   0-0    6-6    3  8 11   4  24  0  2  0  2  34
30 REID, Tony.......... *  1-5    0-1    1-1    1  4  5   0   3  2  6  0  2  36
34 VALDEZ, Aldrin...... *  2-5    0-0    1-4    1  2  3   3   5  0  1  0  0  21
35 KIMURA, Quentin..... *  4-27   1-12   2-2    2  1  3   3  11  6  1  0  1  34
14 BARAVILALA, Ratu....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
15 FIESTA, Jefferson...    2-3    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   3   4  0  0  0  0   6
32 WOLSHLAGER, Robert..    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
42 TAYLOR, Colvin......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
50 TAULELEI, Kamu......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
54 MALEPEAI, Marcus....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  1  0   6
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   22-62   2-14  10-13  12 23 35  18  56  9 11  2  6 180

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-24 25.0%   2nd Half: 12-30 40.0%   OT:  4-8  50.0%   Game: 35.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-5   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-7  14.3%   OT:  1-2  50.0%   Game: 14.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  6-7  85.7%   OT:  2-4  50.0%   Game: 76.9%   1,2

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Officials: Steve Cramer, Matt Thomas, John Lee
Technical fouls: Keaau "Cougars"-None. Radford "Rams"-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   OT   Total
Keaau "Cougars"...............    9    5   15   16    8  -   53
Radford "Rams"................    6    8   14   17   11  -   56
Hawaiian Airlines 53rd Annual Boys Basketball State Championships
Keaau "Cougars" vs. Radford "Rams"
Division I - Game 5

Seattle Post-Intelligencer “ONLINE-ONLY”?

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that its owner, Hearst Corp., has made offers to some staffers to participate in an online-only version of the newspaper

More here

Tonight: Pahoa vs. Molokai 5:00 Tipoff Quarterfinals of State Tourney

I can’t find anything online right now and the radio is playing the Waiakea Game… Argh!

I’ll be blogging what I know about the score during the game here. I’ll be listening to the game on the web here if I can get the stream decently enough. I’ll also be searching for someone who might be twittering live from the game. If I can find that, I’ll put a twitter feed.
You can see the stats and the play by play of last nights game as well as the current bracket here.

First Glimpse: “Longs Fried Whoppers” in Pahoa

From here on out… I’m calling this project the “Longs Fried Whopper Project”.

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Everyone has heard by now that Pahoa is getting a Burger King and a KFC as well as a LONG’s Drug Store at the property that sits behind Woodland Center across from the Pahoa Shopping Center.

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I got wind that they would be starting on this project pretty soon so I decided to go take pictures of the place before the construction starts.

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I’ll keep taking them as they are being built.  It should be interesting watching this little development take place in a community where some would much rather not have it.

Can also reflect on the gas prices throughout the building

I Can also reflect on the gas prices throughout the building of the H-130 "Can I get a Bucket of Whoppers?"

You can click on the pictures below for a much larger version of the pictures above or for the other pictures I took:

P.M.S.(ing) vs P.C. vs. B.S. vs. LOL

Ok, so someone recently commented that using the phrase “PMSing” is a sexist phrase and is not politically correct. (I think that someone was having “Male PMS”)

I wasn’t going to go into an argument with the person over my use of the term when someone or myself get mad or a little steamed over something.

Whether the person is a guy or girl, I’ll often just shrug off a person’s bad day and say, “I hope they are just PMSing”.

I myself will be the first to say that I think I suffer through male versions of PMS.  It’s not the same metabolically but I think there are certain times in the month where I just feel like shit and it shows to those that are closest to me.

Sorry ahead of time if I ever say I’m PMSing… or if I say that about someone else too… I hope you just realize that’s me making light of a bad situation… not trying to be offensive.

Where does one push the boundaries on a blog with what they do and don’t say?  If it is my blog and I say I’m PMSing because of something… it just goes by unnoticed.  But if I were to say our Governor was… That might raise a few eyes.

PMSing… Why can girls say that to each other all the time, but then the second a guy opens his mouth about it… someone wants to jump all over him for the use of the term.

My PMS rant for the day.

PS:

If their was an M in between that P and the S,  it would be still just be PMS.

Governor’s West Hawai’i Community Advisory Council to Focus on Hawai’i Clean Energy Initiative

Media Release

The Governor’s West Hawai‘i Community Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA) Gateway Center, at 73-4460 Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway #101 in Kailua-Kona. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

Ted Peck, energy administrator, Strategic Industries Division from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism will discuss the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s work to achieve energy independence through the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI). The HCEI, a partnership between the State of Hawai‘i and the U.S. Department of Energy, in collaboration with Hawaiian Electric companies, the business and academic sectors, the Legislature, the counties, the military and the community, seeks to move Hawai‘i toward having 70 percent of its energy use come from clean energy sources by 2030.

“The Governor encourages the public to attend the meeting and share any concerns or suggestions they may have regarding efforts to develop solutions to increase Hawai‘i’s energy independence, especially innovative ways to utilize the Big Island’s abundant supply of renewable energy sources,” said Andy Smith, the Governor’s West Hawai‘i Liaison.

Governor Linda Lingle created community advisory councils to give the neighbor islands a stronger voice in state government. The West Hawai‘i Community Advisory Council holds monthly public meetings to seek community input and advise the Governor of important issues and recommendations for state boards and commissions.

Members of the Governor’s West Hawai‘i Community Advisory Council are Rick Vidgen, Estela Halverson, Lei Kihoi, Glennon Gingo, Dale Fergerstrom and Elaine Watai from Kona; Doug Carr from Waikoloa; Joanne Ralston from Kapa‘au; and Beverly Byouk from Ocean View.

Anyone requiring special assistance or accommodations to participate at this meeting may call 327-4953. For additional information on neighbor island councils of advisors, including meeting minutes and agendas, visit the Governor’s Web site at www.hawaii.gov/gov.

Chance at Spayed Paid!

…Hawaii Island Humane Society is offering 16 free spays or neuters at the Kona and at the Keaau shelters during March.

Those interested can sign up before March 23 at the three Hawaii Island Humane Society shelters in Kona, Keaau and Waimea.  If sign-ups exceed the limit of 32 total, a random drawing will be conducted. Winners may schedule surgery dates after March 24. Spay and neuter surgeries from Waimea winners will be in Kona…

More Here

TUESDAY: March for Clean Elections

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Demonstration and March to the State Building For Clean Elections

Tuesday March 10 rain or shine

1:30pm gather on Library Lanai

2:00pm March to State Bldg.

[We can get you back to campus by 3:15.]

Wear red, white & blue.

Bring drums, horns, pots & pans, bells, flags, brooms, mops, balloons, etc.

Bring friends.

*Big Island students organized and won the Clean Elections Reform in the 2008 Legislature.  This program provides political candidates with an option to campaign WITHOUT needing to accept money from corporate and other special interest groups.

Already implemented in Maine, Arizona, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, North Carolina, Connecticut, Portland Oregon…Hawaii became the 9th State to enact this important anti-corruption legislation.  Candidates who campaign using public funds can spend more time listening to their constituents and less time fundraising.

IT CUTS BIG $ OUT OF ELECTIONS/GOVERNMENTDo not let our legislators postpone  this successful clean government reform. Hawaii’s taxpayers have donated $3 to this reform for years.  There is now $5,500,000 in the Hawaii fund for public funding of campaigns.  The Big Island Pilot Program will be fully  financed by merely the interest gathered on this account!

*Update* Tonight: A Powerful Noise In Honor of International Women’s Day

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In honor of International Women’s Day, CARE and NCM Fathom will present A Powerful Noise in 450 movie theatres nationwide for one night… More here

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Where: Palace Theater, Hilo
When: Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m.
Cost: $5

More Here

Pathetic Civil Defense Message… Just Plain Pathetic!

This is a Damon Tucker Weblog Message :roll:

I just happened to stroll upon the Hawaii County Civil Defense Website and I see the following message that was posted yesterday in regards  to the Fire that was reported a day before on BIVN, Hawaii24/7 as well as Twitter long before the Civil Defense even posted it :

This is a civil defense message

Akoni Pule Highway is open, but please be on the alert for emergency vehicles.

Thank you and please drive safely.

This is YOUR Hawai’i County Civil Defense.”

A few quick comments:

What the heck is this!  A freaking radio announcement posted to the web?

I know “this is the civil defense“… I clicked on the site!

So your now telling us the Highway is OPEN… BUT YOU NEVER TOLD US IT WAS CLOSED.

I thought these things were supposed to be warnings… Not hearsay after the incident.

Did phonecalls go out on the Civil Defense “Phone Tree”?  And why are the notices being posted after the incidents instead of DURING the incidents?

When it comes to an emergencies here on the Big Island, I have the feeling that relying upon the Government for survival… may just get us killed instead!

This is YOUR Damon Tucker Weblog :roll:

Free: Honolulu Symphony for Big Island Families Next Week

East Side:

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Kamuela/Waimea:

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Kona:

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Click Here for information on obtaining your free tickets

I Guess Senator McCain Has Something Against Hawaiian Sea Turtles

From Senator John McCains Twitter site, I’m assuming he’s not happy with the spending on the Hawaiian Sea Turtles? A little Obama envy?

  1. see the sea turtles on your $238,000 Polynesian Voyage

  2. #7. $7,100,000 for the conservation and recovery of endangered Hawaiian sea turtle populations