Police should enforce traffic laws vigorously
Since it doesn't seem possible for drivers to be courteous to one another or obey the traffic laws, the police need to start vigorous enforcement when they run red lights, fail to yield the right of way (to other vehicles and pedestrians), speed, cross solid lines and fail to use their turn signals.
This is just a short list of what I observed driving the streets today.
We can appreciate that the police department is understaffed, but prevention would certainly go a long way in curtailing accidents and the resulting traffic gridlocks.
It is a wonder how these violators continue to be allowed the privilege of a driver's license. Where did they ever learn to operate a motor vehicle?
Abortion issue should be decided by voters
The Oct. 16 letter "Bush hasn't been honest about nominees
" suggests that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, nobody will ever vote Republican again.
I seriously doubt this considering no respected constitutional scholars, even pro- abortion ones, consider Roe a good ruling. Anyone who has read our Constitution knows it says nothing about abortion and it is absurd to suggest our Founders would have approved.
I hope Roe will be overturned. Then, like our Constitution outlines, the issue will be decided by individual states and the people will decide if they want abortion to be legal.
How can anybody be against the people deciding?
Sports reporter used Wie for his own fame
I question the self-aggrandizing integrity
of Sports Illustrated reporter Michael Bamberger, who now will be known as "The Man Who Beat Michelle Wie," making himself famous (or infamous) at her expense.
He could have called her caddy aside before Michelle hit her so-called bad drop, or at the least told her or her caddy before she signed her card. Such was not to be since that wouldn't have gotten his name printed around the world as a giant-killer, and upped his P.R. value. (How interesting that he waited a whole day before the "truth" burnt a hole in his wallet!)
Congratulations on your honesty, Mr. Bamberger. You used it advantageously to enhance the only person who fared well by your selective veracity -- yourself.
Did Wie's age or race play a role in the DQ?
Here are some questions regarding Michelle Wie's disqualification
from the Samsung World Championship tournament.
Did the Sports Illustrated reporter who questioned her drop on the seventh hole have an interest in creating a "breaking news story"?
Since Wie is the youngest LPGA member, was the green-eyed monster rearing its ugly head as the news media focused on her and not on the LPGA veterans?
Is Wie's race being held against her?
Would this have happened if she was an adult?
Was she, as rookie, being put in her place?
We all know how long it took Tiger Woods to be accepted in the PGA.
Big-money UH sports support all athletes
Raymond Kam (Letters, Oct. 13
) describes Title IX as unfair to male athletes at the University of Hawaii. My understanding (from working in ticketing at a major Division I university as a student), is that football and men's basketball are the traditional cash cows for most Division I universities and colleges. They help bring in revenue that supports the ENTIRE athletic department, including less popular men's teams (swimming, tennis, etc.).
Kam also states that "Society is lucky that the men in elected office are sensitive to the needs of women, minorities and basically everyone." I disagree completely with this philosophy. I believe we elect such officials because they are sensitive to the needs of others. We should expect no less, whether they are male or female. Members of demographic groups who feel oppressed, however, may choose to place more attention on their own interests, but hopefully not at the expense of others.
Former Hawaii resident