Pahoa Students Suspended for Sidewalk Chalk on Buildings?

I’m sorry folks, but I don’t know enough information on this… but if these kids were just using sidewalk chalk and then they cleaned it up… they should not be suspended from school for 10 days!

A group of Pahoa Intermediate School students will miss the first two weeks of the next school year after they seemed to get a bit carried away during a game of hopscotch.

The school’s principal says 11 students were suspended when they took the chalk they were using to draw hopscotch boxes on the sidewalk and started writing on walls…

While no permanent damage was done to the walls, Principal Dean Cevallos says it took the students about an hour to clean up their handiwork….

I can understand making them clean it up… but fricking 10 days???

Governor Lingle Proclamation: May 31- June 4, 2010 Hawaii Island Hoops Week

From the Governors Office:


In 2004, Hawai‘i Island Hoops (HIH) was established by Andy Smith to help local high school student-athletes achieve their goals and help place them in a college that is right for them. Since its inception, HIH has helped send more than 30 local players to colleges across the county. The program also offers basketball camps and clinics on the fundamental development of the basketball and valuable tools and resources that contribute to well-rounded student-athletes on and off the court.

Through college-prep camps, shooting mini-camps, clinics, seminars, strength and quickness programs and leagues, Hawai‘i Island Hoops offers participants a comprehensive sports and educational experience. Players can also learn about academic requirements, available financial aid and all aspects of athletic recruitment.

Now in its milestone fifth year, Hawai‘i Island Hoops is holding its 2010 College-Prep Basketball Camp May 31 – June 4, 2010 at the Kekuaokalani Gym in Kailua-Kona. The camp is open to those between the ages of 13 to 20 who are interested in playing college basketball. In addition to the advanced coaching staff who will provide multiple levels of instruction, NBA Sacramento Kings Rookie Jon Brockman will join the camp as a special guest and coach.

We offer a sincere mahalo to the coaches for emphasizing the importance of athleticism and academics, as well as to the student-athletes who dedicate their time and energy to achieving their fullest potential. Best wishes for a memorable camp and continued success in the future.

THEREFORE, I, LINDA LINGLE, Governor, and I, JAMES R. “DUKE” AIONA, JR., Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, do hereby proclaim May 31 – June 4, 2010 as


in Hawai‘i, in recognition of the program’s fifth anniversary.

DONE at the State Capitol, in the Executive Chambers, Honolulu, State of Hawai‘i, this eighteenth day of May 2010.

2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Festival – The Red Carpet

I’m not even going to begin to try and name or caption all of these pictures.

Wearing a Sig Zane Designed shirt that was inspired by an old map of Hilo Town

I had a great time playing “Paparazzi” at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards last night as I was given “Media Credentials” and was allowed pretty much free access to all of the local musicians.

They didn’t know it yet… But Kuhao Zane (sunglasses) and Lorna Lim would receive Na Hoku Awards later on in the evening.

There were a lot of great entrances made

One of my favorites was when Anuhea Jenkins made her appearance.  She would later win  two awards.

Yes… I am a big fan of Anuhea’s music!

"I always wanted a picture with my hand in front of my face" Anuhea Jenkins

Here’s your picture Anuhea… feel free to click on it to grab a larger version!

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