Members of the 100th Battalion, 442 Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service Members Receive Congressional Gold Medals

Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi was in Kona today where he posted some of these pictures on Facebook from a tribute to the members of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service as they received Congressional Gold Medals:

Mr. Hajime Ueda of Pāhala

A grateful nation paid tribute to members of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service by bestowing upon them the Congressional Gold Medal.

About 130 members of the 442nd were from here in Kona, and they and their families were recognized today.

Mr. and Mrs. Fumikichi Matsuoka of Captain Cook

It was an honor to meet true warriors.

442nd veteran Sgt. Yasunori Deguchi of Kealakekua

Their heroism will be remembered forever.

Fixing Your iPhone When the Sound Goes Out Due to Water in the Speaker Hole

Well it happened to me today.  I was talking on my iPhone today and it just started to rain and as  I was walking underneath an overhang to get away from the rain I felt a huge drip on my hand and the audio on my iPhone went out.

I knew immediately what happened and turned on my speaker phone and sure enough… it turned out I could use the speaker phone just fine.

However, I couldn’t use the phone w/out the speaker phone and the person on the other end couldn’t hear me unless I used the speaker phone.

So following some online advice, I took a q-tip and tried to clean out the water from the hole in the speaker jack.

Using a Q-tip to clean out the water from the speaker jack hole worked for me to get the audio back to normal.

I couldn’t fit the actual q-tip into the jack so I spun some of the cotton off the head and made it into something that would fit.

I then cleaned out the hole and tried my phone… and sure enough… it worked just fine!

Meet U.S. Rep Mazie Hirono in Puna Next Weekend

U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, candidate for the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Sen. Daniel Akaka, will be welcomed to the Nanawale Community Longhouse with a coffee hour beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. The public is invited to meet and “talk story” with Hirono at the campaign event.

Nanawale Boulevard is located one mile east of the intersection of Hwy. 130 and Hwy. 132. near Pahoa Intermediate and High School. Turn onto Hwy. 132 toward Kapoho at the intersection. Children are welcome as there is a playground.


The Flagrant Foul at the 2012 Hawaii State Basketball Championships

I’m telling you basketball is not suppose to be a contact sport and when I see flagrant fouls like this… it kind of pisses me off!

I’m not sure who was involved in this flagrant foul, but the video was recently uploaded to youtube and it states that it’s from the 2012 Hawaii State Basketball Championships.

The gym they are playing at is Radford High Schools gym.  I sure hope the boy that got fouled was ok and I sure hope the guy that did the flagrant foul… is feeling like an ass.

Here is the video of the entire foul: