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• Mahalo from KKCR • Aloha • Mini Golf impressive • Bin Laden
freak show • Kalapaki 4
Mahalo from KKCR
Mahalo to the people of Kaua‘i for continuing to support KKCR, Kaua’i Community Radio. Fourteen years ago in the fall of 1997 we did our first broadcast island-wide from Kekaha to Ha‘ena.
Throughout the years our volunteer-powered community station has continued to grow because of listeners like you.
We proudly stream aloha worldwide at www.kkcr.org, as well as reaching parts of Oahu’s North Shore at 91.9 FM station.
KKCR seeks to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Hawaiian culture, and to reflect the diversity of the local and world community.
We provide a forum for overlooked, suppressed, or under-represented voices and music.
From May 6 to May 15, KKCR is holding our semi-annual on-air fund-drive, with a goal of raising $50,000.
We couldn‘t do it without you.
Mahalo nui loa.
Ken Jannelli, Hanalei
We’re visiting from the wine country of Northern California. Each visit to Hawai‘i confirms our belief; “Paradise in Earth”.
Although the traffic has become a bit intolerable at times, courtesy and common sense still reign.
We wish to lend our whole-hearted support for the Native Hawaiian Nation to be recognized as a self-governing people, in parody with other indigenous peoples within the Americas.
Properly structured, this nation could well assist their own, those who are in need of care and education, possibly by establishing sensible casinos on each island, employing fellow Hawaiians and contributing to the overall welfare of all who are privileged to call Hawai‘i home, and by allowing those who can afford the luxury of gaming, to contribute to the overall good of the community.
M.J. Girard, Potter Valley, Calif.
Mini Golf impressive
I finally visited Kaua‘i Mini Golf last week for my first time on a misty mid-week evening.
I have to admit that last year, while driving along the highway by Banana Joe’s, I was very disheartened to see the land there being cleared. When I heard that it was going to be a mini golf course, I was skeptical and had ideas of the mainland mini golf courses with bumper cars, batting cages and arcades.
I thought that was the last thing we wanted here.
However, upon seeing and playing it for myself, I was extremely impressed.
The course is beautiful. Obviously, a lot of time and careful planning went in to the design of the holes and landscaping. The course was fun, varied and even slightly challenging. The staff was very friendly and informative. I enjoyed seeing so many families and groups putting and having fun. What a creative, new addition to our island.
A huge mahalo to BIll and Joan Porter for envisioning and creating this for our community.
Kaua‘i Mini Golf is a fantastic way to spend time with family and friends.
Kim McLaughlin, Hanalei
Bin Laden freak show
I understand the desire by some for a freak show bin Laden picture release, conditioned by “If it bleeds, it leads.”
TV news, horrifically violent movies, and all those graphic CSI morgue scenes. They want more. I would prefer less. I certainly don’t want this unfortunately prominent part of our culture validated by the President.
I hope that if the White House someday becomes the last outpost of decency, that it be that very thing
Before it becomes too late, the Presidency should remain a source of leadership that can perhaps turn such déclassé trends around.
Along the same lines, the area of politics is now resembling TV reality shows where humiliation of the opposition is a cherished goal and conniving propaganda is admired for its success.
Carl Rove embodied this decline from his White House office. At the very least, whoever currently holds a job like Rove’s is not a front page personality. For those with a visual bloodlust, currently thwarted by the President, take some time now to examine the reasons behind your desires.
Do they make you the “better person” you perhaps aspire to be? Would they make our country better, our society more admired, or our children more enlightened? I think not.
Pete Antonson, Kalaheo
First of all, it’s great to read your online newspaper. It keeps me up-to-date on the happenings on Kaua‘i where I usually visit twice a year.
Your article, “Kalapaki 4” was so interesting to me. The first time I ever visited Kaua‘i was back in the early 1960s. At that time I think there were only three or four hotels on the whole island — Coco Palms, Kaua‘i Surf and the Kaua‘i Inn — and the Kaua‘i Surf Hotel was brand new. Kalapaki beach was the greatest and Club Jetty had the best teriyaki steak ever.
Gretchen Roe, Woodland Hills, Calif.
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