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• Death Alley?
•Prioritize completing the multi-use path
• Dream kitchen a reality
• Scroll down the page
• Be aware of swimmers
Picture this. You’re driving from Kapa‘a to Lihu‘e past the Wailua bridge and the ditch that was once used for the sugarcane is covered with dirt, paved and is now another driving lane — with a fourth lane added to make a straight lane along the Wailua Golf Course to the airport.
A four-lane road with an island or a cement road divider in the center just in case there is an accident. Again, who is going to die?
Why make a road to the north as DOT plans? C’mon this is something we all should think about. Leaders of Kaua‘i? We’re talking about saving lives here. How can we take care of this problem?
It won’t go away if we don’t do anything.
Linda Wara, Lihu‘e
Prioritize completing the multi-use path
It is transportation, like it or not, Mr. Baseball.
The bike path provides a means of transportation and a very important protection to keep the beaches public for eternity. Personally I’ll never use it as I have difficulty walking, but do give it my vote to complete around the entire island.
A high priority for completion is a must for the generations to come. They’ll thank you for good planning and stewardship of our ‘aina.
Chuck Armstrong, Kapa‘a
Mr. Rosen has come up with an irrational explanation of vegans just because he saw one vegan eat meat (“A good piece of meat,” Letters, July 19).
Comparing vegans to politicians is ridiculous. Telling us that vegans enjoy meat is absurd. Vegetarians and vegans are people who care enough for their own physical health and the health of the planet.
Above all, most vegans love animals and do not want acts of violence committed against them. Killing and eating them is obviously violence.
Mr. Rosen obviously has either not thought of the environment or just has disregarded the truths about the meat industry and pollution. Or, maybe, he’s guilty for eating meat and is looking for “Aha, I caught you!” moments to feel good.
Vi Herbert, Kilauea
Dream kitchen a reality
I’d like to thank some amazing people of Kaua‘i who recently helped me remodel my 30-year-old house in Lawa‘i.
A special thanks to my sister, Jean, who funded the entire project. Larry Duff of Kalaheo graciously donated his time and expertise to drywall the play area for my daycare children. He was so fast and efficient, and the room looks great!
I was very fortunate to find the most incredible contractor, Brent Godbehere, who totally transformed my kitchen in only six weeks. He proved to be honest, punctual, reliable and completely professional in every way.
Estenzo Plumbing assisted, as did Ray Pigott, my electrician, another totally dedicated professional who made sure everything worked perfectly.
Ben Parbo did all the painting which looks fabulous. Wendy Souza of The Home Depot spent hours working on my kitchen design to assure me that I had everything just right.
I would highly recommend any of these hard working individuals who were so caring, considerate and thoughtful in making sure I got the kitchen of my dreams. Mahalo to you all.
Janet Vegas, Lawa‘i
Scroll down the page
Mr. Mickens’ latest letter (“Where is our leadership?” Letters, July 15) declares the bike path illegal after citing Title 23 USC 217 (i).
Mr. Mickens needs to scroll down the page a little. When he does, he will realize that Title 23 USC 217 has been amended. The amendments bring the act into concordance with the Transportation Enhancement Program of the 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. The amendments effectively annihilate section (i) cited by Mr. Mickens.
Besides, the Secretary of Transportation approved the bike path and its funding years ago; therefore, making it legal under the laws governing the Department of Transportation and trumping Mr. Micken’s opinion.
We can draw two conclusions as to why Mr. Mickens has been on the losing side of this and nearly every single major controversy of the last 10 years.
First, the general public inherently knows a very good thing when they see it and walk or ride on it.
Second, the general public inherently knows when someone seeks attention primarily to add to their bulging scrapbooks.
Pete Antonson, Kalaheo
Be aware of swimmers
This letter goes out to all boaters who use the beautiful ocean here on Kaua‘i.
On any given day, especially the weekend, there are swimmers who traverse the waters here on the island. We swim from the Hanalei pier to Lumaha‘i, Kalihiwai to Anini, Kaupea (Secrets) around the Moku ae’ ae’ island and down Na Pali Coast.
On a number of occasions we have encountered boats that have come very close to us — especially down Na Pali Coast.
Please be aware that we are in the water sharing it with you. Perhaps we swimmers should have some bright object to indicate we are there.
Thank you, boaters, for your awareness.
Richard Porto, Princeville
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