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• High school surfing
• Remembers Perry
• Verizon – Carlyle plan
• Dangerous drugs
• West Side to do
• Gas prices
High school surfing
Wow, it must be great news that Hawai‘i is adopting surfing as a sport. I think that they made a great choice, and the right decision to make that a KIF sport. I also think that it would and ill motivate other students that don’t have the skills of football, basketball, baseball and any other sorts that have to deal with a ball. For the students that know how to surf it will be a great experience for them because it’s fun and they’ll meet new people.
But the disadvantages of surfing becoming a sport is that the beaches will or might be crowded and that beaches will be closed off for the competition and it takes time from school, but they must do good in school to surf for the school.
But I think surfing becoming a school sport is a great idea.
Waimea High School
How fortunate we are to have Darryl Perry as a candidate for Kauai’s chief of police! I haven’t seen him for many years but I remember him as a pretty good police officer back in the days when he was with KPD.
I’ve seen him grow, via TV, as he was promoted in the Honolulu Police Department. I was impressed that he made it to the position of Major in a much larger department. The fact that he’s worked closely with Chiefs Michael Nakamura and Lee Donahue, both of whom were very good administrators, no doubt provided him with excellent examples to follow.
When I read his letter to the editor in Tuesday’s The Garden Island, and realized the great variety of training and experience he has accumulated over the years, I thought how lucky we are on Kauai to have a chance to hire this man to lead our police department. There’s no question but that he understands the local ways and at the same time, he has obviously learned to take command and provide the leadership so badly needed at KPD. I hope the Police Commissioners see what an asset Perry would be.
In the “Garden Island News” (6/12/04) a Mr. Antonson implied that the Right Wing of the Republican Party wished to “round up” all of these different groups that he mentioned. Actually, I believe that all political party members would in fact agree that the “bad”parts of any group should be ” rounded up.” And removed from the law abiding population. So, in fact, the U S Constitution does allow for “round ups.”
In addition Mr. Antonson indicated that both political parties should work towards a mutually acceptable position in their dealings with each other. Certainly in a perfect world this would work. But did you see any Democrats break rank when President Clinton was undergoing impeachment, like some republicans did when President Nixon was threatened with the same action? In fact even Nixon agreed to resign rather than put the country through the process. As long as people are not respectful of others there will always be two or three political parties. This is necessary, in order to make sure that extremists in whatever are not allowed to have their way. But my thanks to Mr. Antonson for the wish for a more perfect society where all people can work together to attain a common positive benefit for all.
Dr. Gordon “Doc” Smith
Verizon – Carlyle plan
The recent announcement that The Carlyle Group is purchasing Verizon Hawaii is not good for the people of Hawaii. For starters I wonder how committed they are to Hawaii. They recently unloaded Horizon Lines for a nice profit after only about a year of ownership. It wouldn’t surprise me, if the purchase goes through, TCG unloads Verizon Hawaii to someone else sometime in the near future.I just cannot grasp a multinational company with business interests in multiple areas would be strongly committed to Hawaii for the long term. For a such a critical utility as telephone service the people of Hawaii deserve better. I’m a Verizon DSL customer and have been very happy with their service. This potential purchase concerns me greatly.I’m concerned that I’ll be facing higher monthly costs for my DSL service with TCG in control. On a related note I’m worried whom will be providing tech support or maintaining my DSL modem. It is my understanding I could keep Verizon Online after this purchase goes through.But what will the cost be ? Currently through local resellers, DSL costs, depending on the service level, in most cases more than double than going through Verizon Online.
If you want to voice your concerns about this purchase, I urge you e-mail the Hawaii PUC or the Hawaii Consumer Advocate at Hawaii.PUC@hawaii.gov and firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just want you to know that people are making more, and more dangerous and powerful drugs in the world. I wish that people would seriously put a stop to all of this and stop making more and more dangerous drugs that will the upcoming kids.
West Side to do
I think that there should have a lot more things to do on Kaua‘i, especially on the West Side. If there is more things on Kaua‘i to do then there wouldn’t have a lot of problems such as drugs, under age drinking, and car accidents. Lots more of the kids/teenagers would be more occupied and would have less time to get in trouble. For example there should have some places to eat like Taco Bell or a mini-mall. I am iust a concerned student for my classmates on the West Side.
I live in ‘Ele‘ele and it’s pretty far from where I go to school. I go to Waimea High School and it’s about a 15-mile drive from where I live. It may seem short, but it’s really a long way. I drive to school every day and trust me, my gas is always on the go. I put about 20 dollars in my car every week. Twenty dollars may seem little for every week, but the gas prices are booming higher and higher every month or so. The gas industry is raising their gas prices for I don’t know why, but it sure does effect many of us who drive to school a lot or just drive a lot period. I own a Honda, and Honda’s suppose to save gasoline. It’s true, but still, I noticed the gas prices going up and it surely is making me pay more to fill up my tank.
It would be a lot better if the prices for gasoline would stay low and not rise too much.
Sergio Alcon Jr.
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