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UH Manoa Proposed Tuition Increases

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Presidential Proclamation — National Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve Week, 2011

Barack Obama and Dakota Meyer

President Barack Obama enjoys a beer with Dakota Meyer on the patio outside of the Oval Office, Sept. 14, 2011. The President will present Meyer with the Medal of Honor tomorrow during a ceremony at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



Since September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Generation has borne the burden of war with courage and valor, continuing the legacy of the brave men and women who served before them.  More than five million volunteers have worn our country’s uniform over the past 10 years, and thousands have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Making up nearly half of our military power, the National Guard and Reserve are vital to our operations at home and abroad.

During America’s struggle for independence, ordinary individuals in small towns across the colonies banded together to confront an empire.  Today, their spirit lives on in the Guard and Reserve.  The members of our National Guard and Reserve demonstrate the dignity and selflessness that are at the core of the American spirit.  These patriots serve not only in combat, but also when disaster strikes at home, offering a strong hand to victims of floods, tornadoes, and fires across America.

The employers who provide jobs to our Guard and Reserve members when they are home are also vital to our success.  Many of these businesses go above and beyond, offering tremendous support to service members and their families during deployments.  We are deeply grateful for their work, and this week, we celebrate not only our service members, veterans, and military families, but also their devoted employers.

The extraordinary service of our Guard and Reserve members would not be possible without the unwavering support and care provided by their families and civilian employers.  To help connect our service members, veterans, and their families to the opportunities they deserve, the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden announced Joining Forces, a comprehensive national initiative to support and honor these patriots.  As part of this initiative, we issued a challenge to private sector employers to hire or train 100,000 unemployed veterans or their spouses.  We have also proposed tax credits for businesses that hire our returning heroes — they fought for our country, and the last thing they should have to do is fight for a job when they come home.

This week, we remember our obligations to each other, and we pay tribute to the employers of our Guardsmen and Reservists whose support and flexibility is vital to the strength of our military.  The United States is at its strongest when we live up to our sacred duty to honor and care for our service members when they come home.  The support of employers across our country reflects the best of the American spirit — the understanding that we are bound together to serve and protect our Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 18 through September 24, 2011, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.  I call upon all Americans to join me in expressing our heartfelt thanks to the members of the National Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers.  I also call on State and local officials, private organizations, and all military commanders, to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

Barack Obama

Pacific Aviation Museum Worker Describes Today’s Horrific Reno Airshow Tragedy

Reno Airshow Crash

Reno Airshow Crash

A pilot lost control of his vintage plane during an air race over the skies of Reno, plummeting toward thousands of spectators before narrowly missing a grandstand and slamming into box seats.

At least two people died and 54 people were transported from the scene with injuries, officials said shortly after the crash Friday at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show.

Pacific Aviation Museum worker Greg Mills was attending today’s airshow in Reno, Nevada and he described today’s tragedy as following:

Another witness, Greg Mills, added that the pilot “didn’t have enough altitude to pull up,” with the aircraft shuddering before slamming to the ground about 50 to 75 yards from where he was standing.

“We got showered by little stuff,” said Mills, who works at the Pacific Aviation Museum based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, describing a chaotic scene afterward. “Everybody was running.”

More Here: “I was preparing to die… Witness at Nevada air race crash says”

You can view the clip of the crash here:

Governor Abercrombie Proclamation in Recognition of The Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Governor Abercrombie Proclamation in Recognition of The Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Hawaii County Second Annual Citizenship Day Honors Newest Citizens

The county Office of Immigration Information at the Office of the Mayor in partnership with the Exchange Club of Hilo, Aloha Exchange Club, Hilo Lions and Akaka Falls Lions Club celebrated its second annual Citizenship Day on Friday, September 16, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.

The ceremony honored and recognized the newest Americans who were recently naturalized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The public was invited to attend this event, which was also a day to express pride in our citizenship.

September 17 is Constitution and Citizenship Day. This day commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. In 2004, Congress passed legislation to make Citizenship Day a federal holiday.


In the past, USCIS (formerly INS) administered the oath-taking ceremonies to those who successfully passed the US naturalization examination at the Third District Court’s Courthouse in Hilo. A few years ago, the agency ceased their neighbor island outreach services, and it now administers the oath of citizenship exclusively in Honolulu. This limits the ability of friends and relatives to attend the ceremonies.

The Immigration Information Office event will allow families and friends to celebrate what is considered a most profound day with those who have made a choice to become American citizens. The Immigration Office is urged anyone who recently took the oath of US Citizenship to participate in the Citizenship Day 2011. The Immigration Office also encourages those who are Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR’s or “green card” holders) who are interested in applying for US citizenship to attend because the office will distribute naturalization application and study materials at the event.

Pan Am Exhibit Being Built at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s long planned tribute to the greatness that was Pan American World Airways opens to the public with a special reception 2 to 4PM, Saturday, October 22, 2011, marking the 75th anniversary of commercial airline passenger service to Hawaii.

The new exhibit unveiling and reception will host press, dignitaries, and members of the PAN AM and Museum families. The event is free to members and invited guests and free with Museum admission to regular Museum guests. Cake and beverages will be served.

Sneak preview of one of the exhibits

Reflecting PAN AM’s importance to aviation in the Pacific, the exhibit, designed by Southern Custom Exhibits of Anniston, Alabama, and built by Museum staff, will feature artifacts and memorabilia in two modules: the 1930s and 1940s (“The Early Years”), and 1960s, (“The Jet Age”). It was designed to be an evolving exhibit that changes and grows as more artifacts are contributed by friends of PAN AM.

“We have collected original PAN AM branded items to be viewed in what appears to be the inside cabin of an airliner. It’s a fun concept and an exciting addition to our history of aviation in the Pacific. We’re grateful to all those who helped make it possible,” said Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff.

Included will be uniforms, customer service items, original posters and signage, navigation tools, the maintenance manual for the Boeing 314 China Clipper, maps for routes serviced in the Islands, and biographical information on the founders and pioneers of international air service–Juan Trippe, Charles Lindbergh, and Edward Musick.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

The Museum, located at 319 Lexington Boulevard in Hangars 37 and 79 on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, recently, was ranked one of the “top ten aviation attractions” nationally by TripAdvisor. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit for tickets and more information.

Perspectives On Health Care: To Find Health With Dr. Brian Panik

“To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.” ~ Andrew Taylor Still, 1874

Based on this quote, Dr. Brian Panik created Imagine you could step into a place where knowledgeable individuals would gladly offer you advice on a health goal or concern, at no cost. is just that place: an online community collaborating to help us each find health in our own way. Collaborators include physician, pharmacists, and other medical professionals as well as allied health professionals.

Dr. Panik will share more about, at Perspectives On Health Care at Tutu’s House on September 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Participants will also have the explore individual solutions to improve the quality of health care. For more information, call 885-6777.

Located in the Kamuela Business Center, Tutu’s House is a project of Friends of the Future, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization currently operating twelve community programs, and dedicated to creating trust and harmony among the diverse cultures of Hawai`i through a process where all people can openly contribute their deepest values, create shared visions and continuously improve their communities.

Hawaii Ranked as “Richest State” in America

Hawaii was ranked as the “Richest State” according to Business Insider (see note on bottom):

The article itself did point out that “Hawaii and Colorado serve as resort locations for the rich and retired,” so I guess that pretty much skews the results.

The majority of the people I know living on the Big Island certainly wouldn’t consider themselves “Rich” other then in mind.