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How Many People Do You Count that Get Out of This Car?


Two Spots to Pick Up Free Trees on Arbor Day on Big Island

The Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, located in Captain Cook, is celebrating Arbor Day on November 1, from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Five hundred native Hawaiian trees and shrubs will be given away, while supplies last. Plants to be given away include: kou, milo, kukui, lama, alahe‘e, koki‘o ke‘o ke‘o, ma‘o hau hele, hala, halapepe, ili‘ahi, koa, and ‘ōhi‘a ‘ai.

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Kua ‘O Ka La Public Charter School, Ho‘oulu Lahui, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, and Hawaii Electric Light Company are joining together to give away trees at the 7th annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway.

The event will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Hawaii Electric Light Company office in Hilo. The trees that will be given away, one tree per family, are: kou, milo, kamani, ‘ōhi‘a, puhala, and coconut…

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The Recent Attacks at UH Manoa… is UH Safe?

In just the last few weeks there have been a number of attacks.

Today there was another one:

A University of Hawai’i at Manoa student was robbed of his cash by two men at Gateway House early this morning, university officials said…

KHON reports 7 robberies in 2 months:

The fall session at the University of Hawaii-Manoa is barely two months old and there have already been seven robberies on or near campus.

One of the attacks was even on a security guard:

Police were looking for a man in his 30s who allegedly robbed a security guard at knifepoint yesterday near the University of Hawai’i-Manoa campus.

A 13 Year old Girl was assaulted on Campus just two weeks ago:

A 13-year-old girl reported the Oct. 8 attack to police on Friday. Takayama said the girl met the attacker at a party downtown and the man took the girl to the Stan Sheriff Center and allegedly assaulted her in a room.

UH apparently is NOT a safe campus.  Although while I attended about a decade ago, I felt fairly safe there.

Happy Belated Birthday Weird Al Yankovic

In honor of Weird Al Yankovic’s Birthday yesterday, let’s see one of his works before he got well known:


When Ref’s Attack

The other day I showed a KO where a Ref took out a player.

Well this one is even better:


Forbes Ranks Kahului-Wailuku Fifth “Least Vulnerable Towns”

Well this kind of suprises me, however, Forbes ranked Kahului-Wailuku as one of the “Least Vulnerable Towns”

…”To evaluate the strength of Main Streets across America, we used August unemployment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and 2007 Census data on median income, poverty, education and outstanding mortgage debt in 141 towns. Called micropolitan areas by the Census, these towns have an urban core of at least 10,000 people, but no more than 50,000…”

Today’s KO


Schedule of Big Island Residents on the Wheel of Fortune

As many of you know, I made it to the final cut of the Wheel of Fortune taping.  They took my polaroid picture and all.  I was anxiously awaiting a call back, but never got one.

I’m glad I had the experience and I hope the following Big Island Residents do well on the day their show airs:

Wednesday, 11/5: Mark Droscoski (Holualoa), Stephanie Kagawa (No City Listed)

Thursday, 11/6: Sean Walker (Waikoloa), Danny Maligro (Kealakekua)

Friday, 11/7: Terry Paaaiana (Keaau), Brianna Standing (Waikoloa)

Monday, 11/10: Loni Mercado (Kailua-Kona), Nathan Whitfield (Kailua-Kona)

Tuesday, 11/1: Alan Kaleliki (Hilo), Christopher Nilsen (Waikoloa)

Wednesday 11/12: Nick Ehrhorn (Hilo), Christina Rasmussen (Mountain View), Melissa Rapoza (Keaau), Serina Riveira (Hilo)

Thursday 11//13: Courtney Dinges (Hilo), Lauren Williamson (Pahoa), Julie Taylor (Waikoloa), Mali Stapleton (Waikoloa)

Mon, 11/17: Jacqueline Caputo (Honokaa), Lorna Lorenzo (Honokaa)

Tues, 11/18: Mari Halsted (Honomu), Dawn Palmerston (Hilo), Clayton Kua (Hilo), Lloyd Narimatsu (Hilo)

Wed, 11/19: Kainoa Sharpe (Pahoa)

Thurs, 11/20: Rachelle Haunani (Waikoloa), Francis (Kau’u- No other info), Paul Udac (no city listed)

Fri, 11/21: Tiffiny Kost (Waikoloa), Brad Silva (Hilo)

Mon, 11/24: Gary Faagau (Pepeekeo), Keliikeole Kalauokaaea-Kahele (Hilo)

Tues, 11/25: Kawa Harijan (Keaau)

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Laying Off 20

I broke the news here about Blue Hawaiian expanding to Oahu, the Pacific Business News is now reporting that Blue Hawaiian will be laying off employees:

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is laying off 20 employees, including pilots and ground crew, at its operations in Waikoloa and Hilo on the Big Island and in Kahului, Maui…

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Our Military… “Soldiers of Hawaii in a Slapfest”

You got to love it when our military has extra time on their “HANDS”:


Pilago for Mayor