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Monday, February 1, 1999

‘My,’ Kapolei looms
large for governor, rep

By Republican state Rep. Mark Moses' count, his Kapolei district was mentioned "four distinct times" in Gov. Ben Cayetano's State of the State speech last week.

In another count, Moses used the word "my" five times -- including "my district" three times -- when he issued a five-paragraph statement commenting on Cayetano's address. Examples:

Bullet "As the last State of the State message for this century, the message is that the future of the state is in my district."

Bullet "I commend the governor for personally committing to working with my emergency funding legislation to ensure the Kapolei Middle School and Kapolei High School will be funded."

Bullet Fast-track construction of the University of Hawaii's new West Oahu campus "is important for the future of my district."

Bullet "Lastly, having Kapolei as the high-tech call center for the state of Hawaii, if not the entire Pacific, is a boost for my district. High tech has its place, and it's in my back yard."

A HOME OF THEIR OWN The state Republican Party has moved its office from the Democratic stronghold of Kalihi and is now on Kapiolani Boulevard, just a short distance from the state Democratic Party's office.

The Republicans' address since early January: 725 Kapiolani Blvd. Their Democratic neighbors are at 839 Kapiolani.

By Star-Bulletin staff

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