Archive for May, 2012

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U14: Falcons Defeat Gifc 5-2

The Kaua’i Soccer Association’s Championship Day took place May 19 at North Vidinha Stadium field. The West Side Falcons (pink) defeated Garden Island Football Club (orange) 5-2 for the boys 14-and-under division. Justin Franklin scored two points for Garden Island Football Club. For the West Side Falcons, Tyren Kaneshiga and Ryan Ruiz scored one each […]

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UH Hoops Exodus Is Troubling

I am usually an optimist. I like to find the good in any given situation, and I think that comes across in my writing. I prefer to look at the big picture and see right rather than wrong. That said, there is something going on with the UH men’s basketball program. I wrote earlier this […]

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Hogging The Piggy Bank

A few years ago as a joke, my kid brother gave me a piggy bank for my birthday. I’ve never been good about saving money, and although we don’t lead an extravagant lifestyle, I always seem to be cutting it close when it comes to cash on hand. It actually comes in handy, as I […]

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Road Test: 2012 Lexus CT 200h

After zooming around Germany’s Autobahn with no speed limit in a 400 hp Mercedes Benz, coming back and driving my V8 BMW on Hawaii’s heavily congested roads seemed to be a complete waste of horsepower and gasoline. And with today’s ever-rising gas prices, I pay about $600 a month and burn up a quarter tank […]

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A Quick Guide To Mutual Funds

Some investors enjoy selecting individual investments and monitoring their progress on a regular basis. This can be rewarding and fun if you have the time, experience and patience to research your investments and monitor their progress. Like many people, you may already have a busy schedule or are uncomfortable with selecting your investments. Many people […]

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Creativity Rules At Love Life Festival

The Love Life Festival is all about giving youths positive outlooks and activities in their lives Kaua’i youths will showcase their creativity at the fourth annual Love Life festival this week. On May 31, the community is invited to watch and participate in a wide range of creative activities hosted by Kaua’i UnderGround Artists (KUGA), […]

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Kaua‘i Charity Walk A Big Success

While the numbers haven’t been finalized, it appears that the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk was another great success for Kaua’i. From the Garden Island, event chairwoman Denise Wardlow, general manager of Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, reported that the May 12 event attracted 2,000 participants from the visitor industry […]

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Noni, Polynesian Miracle Fruit

Hawaiian Health Ohana Farm is a certified organic farm that has been growing thousands of noni trees on 20 acres since 1981. The sustainable property generates 75 percent of its energy through windmills and solar panels. Water for food processing comes from a well, owner Steve Frailey makes and uses compost, fertilizes with foliar spray, […]

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Hot Cars And Fast Food — Smokin’

“I raced my car for six years before the motor blew up,” Brad Chikahiro says of his 1989 Honda CRX. He’s been racing for 13 years, but lost his car last season. “I need to build a brand new motor, and you’re lookin’ at about 10 grand.” This isn’t unusual at Kaua’i Raceway Park in […]

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‘What have you always wanted to learn to do?’

Tante Azares Wailua, Teacher “When I was younger, I wanted to learn how to be a pilot. Now, I want to learn how to retire.”           Nelson Acosta Kapa’a, Kaua’i Gym Academy cheer coach “Fly a jet plane to explore the world.”           Brycen Sagucio Ele’ele, Job […]