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Friday, January 9, 2009
January 9, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 7606 Views

Advertiser: Hula Bowl vanishes

What had been Hawai'i's longest-running major sporting event is the apparent victim of a lack of interest after 62 years, the apathy extending to its last-known owner, Nick Logan, who hasn't confirmed or denied its demise.

The game, which had been played in January at Aloha Stadium, has neither a contract nor a date reserved at the facility for this year. Stadium manager Scott Chan said he has attempted to contact Logan but has not heard back.

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Maui News: Nishiki charges bias by ethics chairman

Nishiki and his attorney said Kaufman had a personal agenda and tried to "steer" the board to go beyond its legal powers to take action against Nishiki at a board meeting in December.

Nishiki came under scrutiny when he revealed on a financial disclosure form that he had accepted a $100,000 personal loan from businessman Everett Dowling. While Nishiki was required to file the form within 15 days after he filed as a candidate for office on July 15, he missed the deadline and filed with the board on Oct. 16, after six phone reminders and a written warning.

Kaufman drew protests from Nishiki's attorneys and supporters after suggesting that the board could advise Nishiki he should step down and stand for election again.

Nishiki's affidavit, submitted to the board on Jan. 2, and a letter from his attorney Glenn Kosaka submitted Monday, said Kaufman's suggestion exceeded the board's authority.

Nishiki also argued that Kaufman had a conflict of interest because he had accepted a plane ride from Dowling and had a "close personal or business relationship" with the developer.

"Kaufman's suggestion that I renounce my County Council seat to permit a special election would potentially benefit his friend Everett Dowling," he wrote.

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KHON:  Superferry to return to Kaua`i

More than a year after pulling its Kauai route after a rude welcome, the Hawaii Superferry intends to resume Kauai service in 2009, according to the state's draft EIS on harbor improvements.

"Nobody in the commercial harbor system looks forward to an incident like happened last time,” said Mike Formby of the state Department of Transportation Harbors Division. “So we hope that they fully engage the community, that they engage their elected leaders, that they have whatever meetings they have to have, so that when they go back it will be a peaceful operation, and safe."

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KITV:  WVa Court Decision Could Impact Hawaii Teacher Drug Testing

A federal court decision in West Virginia on Thursday could impact the controversial random drug testing of Hawaii's public school teachers.  A federal judge in West Virginia ruled that random testing is unconstitutional.  (A low-level decision being hyped by the ACLU.)

Related: Charleston WVa Daily Mail coverage Dec 29, 2008

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Virginia-class subs for Pearl Harbor

The Virginia-class arrival is good news for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, the state's largest industrial employer, with 4,200 civilian workers...."It's a very smooth transition," Thomas said, adding that the workload should mean an increase to about 4,400 shipyard workers by 2013.

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SB: Pay limits on DOE leaders retained

The state Board of Education dumped a proposal last night to remove salary caps for Hawaii's school superintendent and other educational leaders - a measure it had endorsed just last month.

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SB:  Recession forces state hiring

The recession is forcing the state to hire more personnel for its unemployment office to handle a deluge of unemployment claims.

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Hawaii could get another federal judgeship

Hawaii and five other states could get temporary federal judgeships to provide relief from heavy caseloads under legislation pending in the U.S. Senate....Congress is expected later this year to vote on a bill that would make the fourth judgeship a permanent position.

(All muddle-headed leftists appointed by Obama....)

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KITV:  Lingle Considers Furloughing State Workers

That means state workers would have their work hours reduced to save the state money. The governor is considering that and additional cost cutting measures to deal with Friday's expected announcement of a higher than predicted revenue shortfall.

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Lahaina News: Sovereignty activists call for Hawaiian Constitutional Convention

This is preparation for the post Akaka Bill effort to ensure the Akaka Tribal government is the most 'sovereign' type.  The model is the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian reservation.  The vicitms will be any "reservation Hawaiians'.  The beneficiaries will be corrupt political officals and Trustees who will be able to hide their activities behind tribal law.

Related:  From website of pardoned two-time convicted felon Bumpy Kanahele

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Maui News: For some, the TV switch means their signal will fall to zero

The switch in the broadcast signal will only affect television viewers who receive their signal through an antenna. Cable and satellite dish subscribers are not affected, and viewers who have new digital-capable television sets also may not be affected. But viewers with older analog television sets will need a converter box that will translate the digital signal to a signal that their TV sets can accept.

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SB: Kamehameha Schools investments lose $1.4 billion

The 18 percent drop from $9.4 billion at the end of last fiscal year to $7.7 billion as of Nov. 1 was reported today.

Related: Advertiser coverage

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