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Big Island Police Searching for Alaska Man Last Seen in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Alaska man who was reported missing.

Boaz D. Johnson

Boaz D. Johnson

Boaz D. Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska, last spoke to his family at noon Monday (May 27). He was reportedly in Puna.

He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7, 145 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at 961-2278 or famuimuia@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.

 

More on Taxpayers Saving Money on Public Notices Being Electronically Published

From the Legal Notice Blog:

A referendum vote in Anchorage, Alaska on defining what “publishing” is for legal notices determined that it did *NOT* involve printing them in newspapers. The people of Anchorage will save well over $100,000.

The definition of publishing a notice prior to yesterday was : “PRINTED AT LEAST ONCE IN AT LEAST ONE NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY”.  Publishing a notice is now defined “to cause to be posted on a municipal website designated for public notices”.


Over 60% of the Anchorage voters on Tuesday April 3 voted to change the definition of publishing in Anchorage, AK.

In Texas and in Colorado, the public has voted overwhelmingly voted to move notices out of newspapers.

Politicians, who are afraid of the newspapers withholding their endorsements, have been consistently voting this issue down. But voters who are unafraid of the newspapers handle the excess expense of publishing notices in print responsibly by voting to move the notices out of newspapers.

The media wonders why our estimation of those in politics is so low.

7.1 Earthquake Strikes Alaska… Tsunami Alert Generated… But NO TSUNAMI THREAT FOR HAWAII

2:12 AM UPDATE: Tsunami warning CANCELLED for Alaska’s Aleutian Islands per Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center has posted this alert:

“A Tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of Alaska from Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Dutch Harbor) to Amchitka Pass, Alaska (125 miles W of Adak).”

Magnitude 7.1
Date-Time
  • Friday, September 02, 2011 at 10:55:54 UTC
  • Friday, September 02, 2011 at 01:55:54 AM at epicenter
Location 52.184°N, 171.684°W
Depth 35.5 km (22.1 miles)
Region FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Distances
  • 172 km (107 miles) E (90°) from Atka, AK
  • 209 km (130 miles) WSW (247°) from Nikolski, AK
  • 341 km (212 miles) E (82°) from Adak, AK
  • 1659 km (1031 miles) WSW (243°) from Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 4.4 km (2.7 miles)
Parameters NST=824, Nph=825, Dmin=172.5 km, Rmss=0.81 sec, Gp= 54°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0005n83
TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
106 AM HST FRI SEP 02 2011

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 1256 AM HST 02 SEP 2011
   COORDINATES - 51.8 NORTH  171.4 WEST
   LOCATION    - FOX ISLANDS  ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
   MAGNITUDE   - 7.1  MOMENT

EVALUATION

 BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
 NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
 DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
 TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

Higher Pay Locality Zone Recommended for Hawaii

Employees in six more cities and all employees in Alaska and Hawaii would be eligible for higher locality pay beginning in 2012 under a recommendation approved Friday by the Federal Salary Council

…Employees in Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico received one-third of the locality pay for the RUS zone for the first time beginning in 2010. Congress last year passed a bill phasing in RUS locality pay for those employees who previously received cost-of-living allowances instead of locality pay. Unlike locality pay, cost-of-living allowances were not included in the computation of annuities…

More: Higher-pay locality zones recommended for 6 cities, Alaska, Hawaii

Anyone Worried About the Implications of North Koreas Rocket Launch?

The countdown could begin as early as Saturday morning, and North Korea says its rocket will blast off sometime between then and Wednesday. It warned aircraft to stay clear of its easterly trajectory over northern Japan, toward the Pacific.

I don’t really understand a lot of things when it comes to world politics.  I guess that’s part of the reason why I don’t like national politics that much.  It always seems to come down to a few things:  the war, the economy, or the way things should be and the way things are not.

Why does the US feel the need to push around so many countries I just don’t know.  I could have sworn there was something about keeping out of other countries business.

Do I feel threatened that the Koreans are blasting off a rocket carrying a satellite into space that could be a test for a rocket that could lift something that could reach Hawaii potentially in the future… well a bit.

Big Island residents… I don’t think the Koreans would target us.  I think they’d go after Pearl Harbor once again.  We might get hit with a stray.

But think about those kids in some of those countries that we are currently occupying that see missiles flying over their heads weekly?

missiledefense

Whatever happened to that big Golf Ball that was perched in Pearl Harbor when I was living over there on Oahu.  That thing was huge and was supposedly designed for such a threat.

How much time would we as Big Island residents have to prepare if we found out an errant rocket/missile was heading our way?