Archive for April, 2012

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Lihu‘E Bronco League Shines

The Lihu’e Bronco Baseball League (age 11-12) pitted the Mariners (teal) against the Phillies (red). The play was spirited and entertaining as the Mariners topped the Phillies 7-4. Photos by RON KOSEN PHOTO SPECTRUM KAUA’I

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Kaua‘i’s Nowlin Is Knuckling Up

Imagine walking into a meeting with a restaurateur and saying, “I’d like you to open a restaurant and make me the executive chef. I didn’t go to culinary school, and I’ve never cooked for anyone other than myself.” As if the investor’s initial bemusement weren’t enough, imagine following that up with “Oh, and my menu […]

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A 145-pound April Fool’s Fish Tale

Imagine landing one of the biggest fishes ever caught from an Oahu shoreline – on April Fool’s Day. Now, imagine what it would be like telling everyone it was no joke. It happened to Lou Carreira, and he has photographs to prove it. “April Fool’s Day, good thing I had a time-stamp on my pictures,” […]

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Sold Out By Kids

Ron Nagasawa is on vacation. This column was originally published June 15, 2005. I have to say that I am the proud father of two enterprising young kids. Our 16-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter both have the makings of great entrepreneurs. They just need some practical experience, although after a recent sales trial, Ronald “Trump” […]

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Kimo’s Vegas

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! REGULAR READERS KNOW that prostitution and making porn are illegal in Las Vegas, and getting busted will get you a free 8-by-12, a stylish orange jumpsuit and a roommate named Mad Dog. But par-tying with a porn star is cool with the constables within the city limits […]

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The Important Financial Four

In the spirit of last month’s NCAA men’s and women’s basketball March Madness and Final Four, the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) created its own “Final Four” of Finance. More than 300 financial advisers through the Financial Planning Association (FPA) submitted their rankings of 32 important financial planning topics. The NEFE and FPA identified […]

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America’s Shame In The Philippines

I’m amazed that Filipinos generally march hand-in-hand with America on most diplomatic and military issues. The American-Philippines War of 1899-1902 should haunt them and us through history. It was not America’s finest hour. Historian Gregg Jones has a new book on that topic, Honor In The Dust. Our schoolkids need to know that America’s mistakes […]

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Kaua‘i Students Earn Scholarships

Anyone who’s ever harbored a doubt about the future of Hawaii need not worry – not after being exposed to the exceptional young people who recently received Citizenship Awards from the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association. Forty-two of the finest representatives from each of the state’s public schools were feted at an April 12 luncheon […]

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New Rhythms At One Song Farm

One Song Farm is leaving its gardens in Moloa’a and setting up an organic, bio-intensive farm in Kalihiwai. Kumu Ania will be an educational center, with more than 150 Kaua’i-grown seeds, and will offer workshops about perennial leaf plants that complete a life cycle, from seed to seed. “We’re moving into sub-tropical food sources, and […]

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Building Esteem For The Mentally Ill

At Friendship House, Kaua’i residents who suffer some sort of mental illness find a place of support and opportunities Jack Yatsko is determined to break down the stigma associated with mental illness. As chief operating officer of International Center Clubhouse Development, he has been assisting those afflicted with mental illness on Kaua’i for more than […]