Wahine disprove myth about soccer scores
Kudos to the University of Hawaii Wahine soccer team for winning the regular season Western Athletic Conference championship for the third time!
So far a UH record 57 goals (including 12 in their last two home games) have been scored by the Tiny Terrors of the WAC. Who said soccer was a low-scoring sport?
Mahalo and aloha to the core seniors, and good luck in the NCAA bid.
Radford inspired young students
Thank you for Burl Burlingame's interesting article on Radford High School and its family connections (Star-Bulletin, Nov. 4
). As a "haole" who came from the mainland in 1962, I was privileged to spend my high school years as a Ram. While initially a little intimidating, the opportunity to experience so many different cultures was the most educational and inspirational time of my life.
While my desire to study traditional subjects was admittedly lacking, the lessons taught by Coach Velasco with his locker room mottos "A quitter never wins, a winner never quits" and "A stranger is a friend you haven't met" have remained with me since graduation in 1965. Friends such as the Fujiedas, Apisas, Mitchells and Tupuas as well as John and Barbara Velasco taught me that the most important thing in life is how you treat people.
I treasure the lessons learned from my years at RHS. I am proud to be a part of the Radford ohana.
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Why is that word more offensive than others?
As I sit here and think more about this, I find it absolutely curious that A&E doesn't have a problem bleeping out "m--f--er" every week on "The Bounty Hunter," but somehow THIS is more offensive, enough to cancel the show?
Blacks shouldn't use that word, either
I'm at a loss. You mean people still use the N-word? Well, now we know Duane "Dog" Chapman is not immune from uttering that dreaded word -- yes, even in a private conversation. I find that word disgusting, inflammatory and reprehensible, just as I do the words honkie and whitey. Just before his poor choice of the N-word was reported, I had turned the TV to the Comedy Channel. There on the stage going through his monologue was a black man (I won't say an African American because I'm unaware of his nationality). I was astounded and shocked at his use of the N-word. During the remaining 25 minutes of his monologue, he used the N-word 247 times. Now, that's a lot of N-words. What was more interesting was the fact that the majority of the audience was black, and they seemed to enjoy his repetitive use of that word.
Perhaps the black community, including Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and other activists, should be talking to black entertainers about deleting the dreaded N-word from their repertoire. I find a black entertainer using the N-word as distasteful as any person using the N-word. So, if I had one thing to say to the black activists, it would be, "Clean your own house before you attempt to clean someone else's house."
Whether the person is black, white, yellow or green, it's just not a word for today's world.
Our problems aren't that complicated
Three subjects, three words: The "Dog," jerk; go! Airlines, gone; Hawaii Superferry, mandatory!
Let's turn away from overuse of plastic bags
As already recognized in San Francisco, plastic bags are a growing problem. Kudos to those ready to bring forth a ban on plastic bags for Maui and Oahu and offering alternatives, as the group Malama O Manoa is doing with its environmentally friendly "eco-tote" bags. It's good to see others recognize the harm that these bags pose to the environment and inevitably contribute to our overall trash problems.
When was the last time you walked down the street and didn't see a plastic bag blowing by or stuck in a bush?