“Global Legends” Defeat the Hilo All Stars 69 – 55

The “Global Legends” team defeated the Hilo All Stars tonight 69 – 55.

The "Golden Legends" with Larry Czerwonka

The Hilo All Stars, lead by Mayor Billy Kenoi, put on a good fight but in the end it wasn’t enough to beat the legendary team.

The Hilo All Stars

The real winners of tonight though… were the kids of the Big Island who got to see such a great entertaining game.

My wife was having a great time… until one of the legends decided to give her a big sweaty hug during the middle of the game!

But I guess that’s what happens when your sitting in the best seats in the house… just glad he didn’t bear hug me!

During half-time, Special Olympics Champion, Louie Perry was honored as well.

The Honoka’a Special Olympics Basketball team the “Honoka’a Hawks” also got to take the court and meet the teams during half-time.

It was a great game and I just want to remind folks that there is another game tonight (Saturday) in Kona at the Kekuaokalani Gym and tickets are available at the door.

Feel free to click on the pictures below for a larger image.

Hawaii Police Department Gets New Website… Uses Grant Money to Fund It!

I just noticed the Hawaii Police Department got a new website.

To me it just looks like a regular blog to me!

I do find it funny that they had to pay money from a grant to get the site built.

This website has a new look. The redesign was financed by a grant and without the use of taxpayers’ dollars. We hope you find this updated site easier to use. As always, we welcome your feedback.

I wonder how much was paid for this site?  I could have built something like this in under an hours worth of time.  I certainly hope they aren’t paying someone to maintain the site.  That should just be a regular clerical duty.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 29 Year Old Woman

8/1/11 UPDATE: Big Island police have located 29-year-old Sarah Cain of Na’alehu, who was reported missing.

She was found unharmed in Ka’u on Saturday afternoon (July 30).

Media Release:

Big Island police are searching for a 29-year-old Nāʻālehu woman who was reported missing.

Sarah J. Cain

Sarah J. Cain was last seen in the Green Sands subdivision in Nāʻālehu on July 14.

She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-6, 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown shoulder-length hair.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call Detective Myra Iwamoto at 326-4646,
extension 281, 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 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

From Parade Magazine to the Streets of Unemployment – A Sign of the Times

A sign of the times?

When the Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser merged to become the Honolulu Star-Advertiser many jobs were lost.

Now it appears one of the top brass at the former Star-Bulletin has literally hit the streets in an attempt to find employment.

Nancy Christenson was laid off after working 12 years for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was even featured in Parade Magazine in an article entitled “What Do People Make” back in 2002 where it was reported that she was making $56,000 per year as a copy editor for a local paper.

She has changed her name since then

Two days before the papers merged after working as 9 years as the assistant editorial editor and then a while as the director of online content, Nancy was laid off.

Today on Facebook she posted the following picture:

I asked Nancy more about this and she stated that she was standing at the bottom of Waialae exit (off H-1) by Kahala, just about a half block Ewa of the Kahala Mall and received lots of positive feedback and aloha from motorists.

I’ve met Nancy personally I would recommend her for anything she may be applying for.  If your interested in hiring Nancy… she can be reached at PleaseHireNancy@gmail.com.