City, state workers did great job after storm
Hats off to the hard-working crews of the state and city highway and road departments who cleared Kamehameha Highway
of the debris and mud that made the highway impassable late last week.
Thanks, too, to the Honolulu Fire and Police departments for ensuring public safety as they aided those who found themselves in harm's way during the storm. The kind of dedication shown by our public servants is commendable. Mahalo nui 'oukou.
Paper covers KHON to wretched excess
It is entirely possible, after reading Erika Engle's 17th column about KHON ("New management," March 2
) and countless other stories in the Star-Bulletin, that the newspaper has completely exhausted all angles to the story. We don't need any more "news."
After all, the station has received more coverage than the combined issues of annexation, statehood, the death of Kalakaua, Liliuokalani, Duke Kahanamoku and the Hawaii Islanders, the closing of Arakawa's, Liberty House and countless other places, along with the two upsets of University of Hawaii football over Brigham Young University.
With all due respect to Joe, Rick, Wally, creative and production people -- as they say in Kalihi, Waipahu and Ewa Beach: 'Nuff already! Deal with it!
Goodbye and goodnight.
It's up to Congress to go after Bush
It strains my intellect to understand how Americans were up in arms over President Clinton's indiscretions but people seem indifferent that President Bush is breaking laws, spying on U.S. citizens, has perhaps the most corrupt administration in the history of our government and no one is doing anything about it. Where are our ethical members of Congress? They are supposed to keep these sorts of things in check!
Hawaii's behind the curve on recycling
I just don't get it. What is the big secret about curbside recycling? Here in Orlando we have had it for years, and there are never any problems as far as I know. Why are Oahu and Hawaii in general so far behind the curve? Perhaps the powers that be should actually talk to someone in a city such as Orlando that has an existing program.
Mayor is right to keep Leeward landfill open
As a resident of Leeward Oahu, I want to congratulate Mayor Hannemann for making the only decision that makes sense regarding the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill.
Sure, we don't really like having the island's opala coming here, but where else are you going to put it?
Conditions have improved during the past several months, since the mayor took office, and as long as there are no more new landfills added here and the mayor holds Waste Management responsible for running the landfill right, he's doing the responsible thing for everyone on Oahu.
Ko Olina golf tourney showed isles' charms
The Ko Olina Resort and Marina gave Hawaii a great gift by hosting the LPGA Fields Open in Hawaii
. It was a wonderful experience to watch the great ladies exhibiting their top-notch golfing skills at this tournament.
Ko Olina offered the opportunity of seeing Michelle Wie and other greats in our own back yard. It was encouraging to see the young people as the golfers made the sport appear so easy. I'm sure the mental pictures of women making such difficult shots will encourage many to do our best and shoot for the stars.
The golfers themselves were wonderful with the spectators as they signed autographs and, at times, surprised the followers by throwing game balls to the admirers. Good will was in great form.
An added bonus was the outstanding national coverage, which will surely boost our economy. The weather was awesome, and Hawaii was so warm and welcoming. Every purchase adds much-needed funds to cover education, road repair, transportation, recycling costs and other operational expenses. Another benefit was the added wages that help our ohana. This certainly was a win-win for Hawaii.
Thank you, Ko Olina, for a super experience! It was great entertainment for our families.
Carolyn Martinez Golojuch