Story on Sevey should be told again
I must thank PBS Hawaii and Leslie Wilcox for her special two-part series on "Long Story Short with Bob Sevey."
There is no question that Sevey, during his two decades with KGMB TV, was the most respected and admired TV anchor in Hawaii history. Like Walter Cronkite, the longtime CBS News anchorman who was often called "the most trusted man in America," Sevey was the epitome of same for Hawaii news.
Sevey never compromised his high values and principles of news reporting, and we can only respect a man with this kind of conviction. My only hope is that PBS will rebroadcast these two segments so those who missed them will have another opportunity, especially the younger generation. I consider these two specials a "must see."
PBS and Leslie, you are to be congratulated for one of the best interviews in local broadcasting. As for Bob Sevey, you have never been forgotten. You are loved by Hawaii, you are an inspiration and you have my highest respect for the many years that you gave us on your style and professionalism in local TV news. Much mahalo.
You know UH has hit the big time when ...
You know the saying "Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it"? Well, University of Hawaii football fans, we got it! Police on the field in riot gear? We got it! Ticket forging and scalping? We got that, too! Players' helmets stolen on the field? Yep! Athletic facilities made fun of on national TV? Check.
Yes sir, it's the big time, gang! Gee, this is fun ... isn't it?
Cleanliness couldn't beat sticky fingers
All old-time football players have a bad-weather story. Dr. Jim Little, longtime fitness guru at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, played for the University of Iowa. He told me this story at fitness class:
In high school, he played in a game in pouring rain and a very muddy turf. He came to the sidelines late in the game covered with mud. The coach asked him if his hands were clean because the next play Jim was to catch a pass in the end zone. The ball was a little over-thrown and slipped off his fingertips, and the team lost the game. The coach said, "I thought you told me your hands were clean." He replied, "They were, but my fingers weren't long enough."
Go Warriors, rain or shine!
"I want to live with residents. If I wanted to live with tourists, I would live in Waikiki. Vacation rentals deprive us of the neighborhood feeling."
Kailua resident and one of many who spoke at a city Planning Commission hearing Wednesday, above, about bed-and-breakfast and transient vacation rentals in residential areas.
Turn those cupcakes into humble pie
Recently, ESPN commentator Mel Kiper called the University of Hawaii defense "cupcakes." UH T-shirt vendors and cupcake makers can turn this into a positive.
How about the UH defense eats "Kupkake Kipers" for breakfast? Or "Breakfast of (WAC) Champions Kupkake Kipers"?
Daniel C. Pagan Jr.
Warrior offense uses opponent's force
The University of Hawaii football team reminds me of the graceful art of T'ai chi Ch'uan. TCC seeks development of lightness and sensitivity to adjust to and take advantage of an opponent's force. The "run and shoot" offense has receivers adjusting to the defense while running, and the quarterback adjusting to the receivers while throwing.
TCC is based on yin and yang. Not just speed, but slowness; not just firmness, but softness. The '07 Warriors have not just a great quarterback, but great receivers who get open. Receivers who run fast, but slow to make the defender miss. Known for their offense, the '07 Warriors win by their defense. Known for their passing attack, they used the running game to control the fourth quarter clock against Boise State.
TCC is often called meditation or stillness in motion. I have yet to see the '07 Warriors panic, but instead it is their opponents who offer self-penalties or trick plays at inopportune times. The '07 Warriors are the T'ai chi of college football.
Maybe 'Dog' needs a bounty hunter
Dog, Dog, Dog, the job that you do, and the respect that you once had, have shot to the other end of the spectrum.
Where does Duane "Dog" Chapman get off in not showing up for a court date (Star-Bulletin, Nov. 28)? He allegedly didn't go to a court date for a traffic infraction because he didn't know he had to go. How convenient, most of the criminals that he goes after just happen to miss their court dates, too.
Court dates are set for a reason. No matter if it is assault or robbery down to simple traffic infractions, you must go.
As a bounty hunter, Dog brings people in to serve court dates. I have watched the show along with everyone else. He is successful at what he does. However, when you get in trouble just like the criminals you are turning in to the law, there is something definitely wrong.
This is just turning into a list of things that Dog has done that have not been positive. Maybe Beth needs to turn Dog in, and bear-mace him if he acts up.