Category: Editorials

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Forever Blessed By B.B.’s Music

Preparing to interview B.B. King in October 1995 for a MidWeek cover story, I read a biography on him, re-listened to two Public Radio interviews I’d taped a few years earlier, further immersed myself in his music, and then flew from Honolulu through Atlanta to Memphis. So standing outside B.B.’s dressing room between shows at […]

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Celebrating Women Who Lead, Serve

While penning my stories for this week’s edition, I realized they each just so happen to highlight women who are doing amazing things for the community. I’d like to use this opportunity to pay homage to all the females around the island who make such an empowering impact on our society. Your selfless acts to […]

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Ditching Coffee Cold Turkey

About a month ago, someone near and dear to me bet that I couldn’t go without coffee for two weeks. I took the challenge, and not only did I become $50 richer, but have stayed mostly java-free since. I didn’t realize how much I craved the sweet nectar until the first few days of my […]

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Mariota’s Greatness Just Beginning

No cheering in the press box. It’s the first rule of sports writing. But there I was in the area of the Saint Louis Clubhouse reserved for media April 30, applauding heartily when Marcus Mariota’s name was called as the second pick in the NFL Draft, by the Tennessee Titans, and reaching out to offer […]

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Getting Ready For The (Half) Marathon

I know I keep saying it, but one of these days I’ve got to lace up my sneaks and participate in some kind of organized run. There’s always the Kauai Marathon, or, for me, more like its half marathon. The run is set for Sept. 6, and organizers have teamed up with Work It Out […]

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Lots To Smile About This Week

Congratulations to Alan Ing, DDS, and his staff at Kauai Dental Care on the opening of the practice’s new office in Puhi. I had my teeth cleaned there recently, and I can tell you that the space is pristine and extremely comfortable, to boot. They’ve even got chairs that give you a subtle massage as […]

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Educating Visitors On Natural Perils

Hikers continue to find themselves trapped on Kalalau Valley Trail when swollen waters prohibit them from crossing Hanakapiai Stream. Last year, more than 100 people were evacuated from the trail, and just last month, more than 30 were airlifted back to Ke‘e Beach, despite increased awareness by tourists upon their arrival on Kauai. Needless to […]

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Many To Thank For Assisting ACS

It’s such a wonderful thing when people gather together for a good cause like they are this weekend at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life. People will gather Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at Hanapepe Soccer Field to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have suffered from cancer. Patti Ornellas, community manager […]

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A Ton Of Fun At The Drag Races

I had the great pleasure of joining Garden Isle Racing Association for this month’s drag race at Kauai Raceway Park in Mana. Thanks to the organization’s president, Tony Ricci, and wife Alma Koetje, as well as Walt Barnes, for making the day a joy for my guests and me. Anyone can watch the races or […]

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That’s No Way To Treat A Dog

I witnessed a horrifying and tragic incident two weeks ago, one that will haunt my mind the rest of my life. I helplessly watched a big, beautiful dog chained to the back of a pickup truck being dragged across the road. Despite urgent honks and cries, it happened, unbeknownst to the driver, until it was […]