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Tyler Graunke: fighting for that elusive dream Ka Leo Associate Sports Editor
By Kimberly Ikemori
No one said that achieving dreams would be easy. For senior quarterback Tyler Graunke, that’s the understatement of the year. When Graunke first came to the University of Hawaiʻi as a freshman in 2004, he had dreams of one day becoming the starting quarterback for the program, the fans and the state. But on the road to this dream, he has been challenged by disappointment, frustration and adversity. When the 2007 season ended with a loss to the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl, the Colt Brennan era officially came to an end. After spending three seasons living, breathing and practicing in the shadows of Brennan, who broke numerous NCAA records and was a Heisman finalist, Graunke knew one thing: The quarterback position was now his. Until he fumbled the opportunity.
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Every generation has a new set of experiences and lots of advice to offer. Different generations with different values and experiences gave rise to names such as the “Baby Boomers,” “Generation X” and “Generation Y.” Wisdom is passed down to the next generation, with the hopes of making the new generation better prepared.
Making the grade
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Tyler Graunke rolls out to pass while Wildcat defender J.D. Folsom, 33, rushes in attempting to tackle the UH veteran quaterback. The Warriors went on to defeat the Wildcats 36-17 last Saturday at Aloha Stadium.
Despite falling fuel prices, costs for food stay high By Tom Incantalupo Newsday (U-Wire)
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Gasoline prices are falling and so are the costs for heating oil but, if experts are right, grocery prices will stay high for the foreseeable future, including the upcoming holiday season. That’s despite declines in prices for corn, wheat, soybeans and the fuel to
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ship them. “We’re not looking for much moderation in food prices for quite a while, basically because the declines we’re seeing in commodity prices still are relatively minor compared to the run-up we’ve seen,” said Tom Jackson, agricultural economist, based near Philadelphia, for Global Insight, an economic analysis and fore-
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casting firm. Prices will remain high, Jackson and other experts said, because retailers never passed along the full increases earlier this year in basic food commodities and because the demand for food continues to grow worldwide, especially from developing nations. Although the U.S. dollar has
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gained some strength, its weakness made U.S. agricultural products cheaper for offshore buyers. “You go into a grocery store and you are effectively in competition with every Chinese consumer who wants pork in their diet or grain in their diet,” said Elaine Kub, a grains analyst for
See FOOD COSTS, page 2
The transition from high school to college is an exciting event, when kids are no longer kids but on their way to becoming adults. College is where students study to get a job, right? Well, it could be, but there are different ways of looking at education, according to Fujio Matsuda, former president of the University of Hawaiʻi (1974-84). “When you go to the university, it’s not just to get a job, that’s not the goal. It’s for the basic grounding of how to think,” Matsuda said. With the start of a new semester, the pressure is on to make the grade and continue the courses leading up to a degree. But there is more to just good grades. “Good grades are important but equally important is what it took to get good grades - determination and character,” Matsuda said. According to the 2006 American Community Survey,
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HUGS FOR ALL The world-wide phenomenon comes to Mānoa
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Aldrine Guerrero gets a free hug from Janet Lee, organizer of UH Hug Day, while Ann Dang looks on at McCarthy Mall outside of Bilger Hall yesterday in celebration of the Free Hugs Campaign. The campaign was started in 2004 by a man known only as “Juan Mann.”
FOOD COSTS From page 1 DTN, an Omaha, Neb., commodities analysis firm. According to the American Farm Bureau, a Washington-based trade group, about 17 percent of raw U.S. agriculture products are exported yearly and a fourth of the world’s beef and nearly onefifth of the world’s grain, milk and eggs are produced in the United States. Kub said that while the longterm trend is up, the benchmark grade of wheat used for food fell since March to below last year’s
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levels, while corn and soybeans fell about 20 percent from their peaks in June. Kub added that, because of the pre-purchasing of grains by food makers and manufacturing lead times, it can take as much as a year for lower grain prices to be reflected in lower grocery prices. Some retailers say they see no signs of prices falling. “Everything, little by little, is inching up and nothing is coming down,” said Edna Turner, manager of the Twin Pines Food Coop
& Charitable Thrift store in Port Washington, N.Y. But Laura Sen, president of BJ’s Wholesale Club, the Massachusetts-based warehouse discounter, said in an interview this week that wholesale prices have dropped for a few items, like corn oil and the more expensive beef cuts. “Prices have come off their peaks in a few areas but, by and large, that moderated price still is far above where we were a year ago,” she said.
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Balancing school with work can be a big challenge for many college students. But it’s not impossible, according to Carolyn Arbuckle, who holds a master’s in European history and English. “Organize your daily schedule so you have time for both. It can be done but you have to make the time,” she said. Finances are a major burden so many students seek out jobs. While academics are important, work provides a different opportunity for students, such as learning to work with others.
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Support System With the stresses of school, work and personal life, students can also look to family and friends for support. “A supportive family can help a person to succeed,” said Matsuda. “But even with school, work and personal life, it’s always good to have fun and relax,” Matsuda said. “Remember to have fun and enjoy your youth because it only comes once.”
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No easy fix for declining dollar By Laura Saiki-Chaves Ka Leo Contributing Writer
When I walked up to the currency exchange counter in Lima, Peru, and was told that 100 American dollars translated to no more than 270 Peruvian nuevo soles, my jaw dropped. I had been in Peru the previous summer, and the 2007 exchange rate would have given me at least 320 soles. Now I was 50 soles short? The difference could have bought me at least two cases of beer! As a frequent jet-setter and an economics student, shouldn’t common sense have prepared me for the drop-
ping value of the dollar? Nope. The current economic conditions have caused the American dollar to plummet against most currencies in the world, like the euro, yen, and – even to my surprise – the Peruvian nuevo sol. While students studying abroad have definitely felt this change in their wallets, the slumping dollar is an indicator of even greater economic woes in the United States. All over the nation, a rise in the standard cost of living, coupled with stagnant wages, are major causes for concern. With food prices steadily rising and gas still a heavy bur-
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den, many fear inflation and unemployment might get out of control. CNN reported that in Hawaiʻi alone, food prices were up 5.5 percent last year and inflation hit 4.8 percent. As I realized upon my return to Hawaiʻi, these economic woes are starting to become more and more prominent. There I was at the supermarket, waiting to pay $6 for a gallon of milk and about $5 for a loaf of bread. Everyday necessities are draining consumers’ wallets, leaving them scratching their heads and wondering when the sun will shine once again on the economy.
The sad news is that it probably won’t be any time soon. Like Mānoa in the spring, there are still many black rainy clouds coming in. Many economists forecast a recession; others insist that we are already experiencing one. In fact, the current economic situation is one of the most – if not the most – important issue in the upcoming election. Presidential candidates are devising plans and escape routes to try to “fix” the economy. Tax cuts here, rebates there and voila! Problem solved. But while these programs are great, the economy cannot
be fixed overnight. Stock markets and consumer and investor confidence cannot be restored so easily. To top it off, the mess caused by the subprime mortgage industry and the housing market have left many financial institutions in crisis. Contrary to what the public wants to hear, it could be years before the economy is stable once more. So what should we do in the meantime? An idea is to start saving in euros, yen, or hell, even Peruvian nuevo soles. Because with this kind of uncertainty, who knows how far the dollar will drop before rising again.
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‘Bodies’ exhibit unethical
‘War on Terror’ futile In his recent commentary article, Rory Walkinshaw argues that the “solutions to unconventional conflicts are not political, but purely militaristic.” Clearly, he fails to recognize what should be obvious – that military conflict is inherently political and that to divorce military endeavors from their political context is not only imprudent but immoral. Astonishingly, Walkinshaw cites an aspect of the Vietnam War as a “successful counterinsurgency operation,” conveniently divorcing an isolated example of U.S. mili-
tary success from the wider political context that all but guaranteed the failure of U.S. objectives in that absurdly horrific conflict. If Walkinshaw is really interested in learning the lessons of history regarding military engagement in Afghanistan, he might do better to simply engage with the fact that there are significant and relatively recent precedents of superpowers finding themselves less powerful after tangling with the Afghans in those rugged mountains. The USSR being the most recent, the British Empire being
somewhat more distant. But really, what are we doing in Afghanistan? What do we even hope to achieve by winning a succession of ambushes; by strategically bombing villages full of “suspected militants?” Win hearts and minds? The only way to win a “War on Terror” is to recognize that war is terror and start acting like a civilized country again. War is over if you want it! Richard Forster Junior, History
“The ʻglobal war on terrorismʻ has the hallmarks of a political myth propagated to pave the way for a wholly different agenda.” –Michael Meacher, member of British Parliament
As a physician, I have strong feelings about the ethical use of human cadavers. I feel very deeply that it is unethical to buy a human body. It is unethical for Premiere Exhibitions, the corporation presenting “Bodies ... The Exhibition” to our state, to buy human bodies. It is unethical to even accept a donation of a human body if there is no written documentation of the deceased person’s fully informed, noncoerced consent. The corporation’s use of unidentifiable, untraceable human cadavers for profit is morally bankrupt and simply horrible. The corporation admits that the human bodies exhibited may have been prisoners and may have been executed. Premier Exhibition’s admission that the Chinese Bureau of Police originally had the human bodies raises the possibility to virtual certainty.
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The action of the Chinese Bureau of Police in handing over of these human bodies was ethically corrupt and violates human decency. Unclaimed bodies of human beings should not be disposed of in this way. “Bodies ... The Exhibition” was forced by the people and attorney general of New York, on May 30, 2008, to let the public know the very disturbing information detailing from whom they got the bodies. They were also required to give refunds to people who had already seen the show, but felt they would not have gone if they had the freshly disclosed information beforehand. They are prohibited from bringing undocumented bodies into New York again. The knowledge that the human bodies on exhibit may be those of executed prisoners raises alarming questions. Are the people on display Tibetan monks who protested Chinese rule or are they students from the Tiananmen Square demonstration? Or maybe they are members of the spiritual group Falun Gong, or possibly a journalist who exposed a misdeed of the government, or ordinary citizens who had the misfortune of being under the suspicion of the Chinese government? Here in Hawaiʻi, the corporation is making a special effort to attract teachers and, through them, students. It has offered teachers free admission to the exhibit as well as special student discounts for class trips to the show. A University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa professor recommended this to her class at the very beginning of the semester. The show teaches us that this corporation’s desire for profit has triumphed over human decency, human rights, ethical conduct and our very own instincts and better judgment. It is wrong to buy and sell human bodies. Please do not go to see “Bodies ... The Exhibition.” Margaret Sui Lan Ho Chin, MD
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THE HEALTH ISSUE
Like your life, only more fun
Body Biz: You’re smart in school but are you smart in bed? What you don’t know can still hurt you. When ignorance is not bliss. By Yuka Jokura Ka Leo Columnist
When it comes to encounters of the sexual kind, how many of us are really being smart about it? According to the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment, only 18 percent of college students always use condoms during vaginal sex. For many of us, college is commonly a time of self-discovery and experimentation, especially of the sensual variety. But are we aware of the long lasting effects of the way we get it on? I know it might be hard to think about the ramifications of our sexual actions when we’re in the heat of the moment, but here are some reasons why we should care: The ABCs of STDs As the name implies, sexually transmitted diseases are spread through sex: Vaginal, anal and oral. Many STDs have no symptoms or the symptoms go away on their own, but without treatment you still have the infection. “What you don’t know can still hurt you,” said Dr. Katz in reference to sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Katz is a staff physician at the Diamond Head Health Center – STD/HIV Clinic and a University of Hawai‘i epidemiology professor. In the short run, depending on the infection, males and females can experience similar symptoms. These symptoms include sores, bumps, blisters, itching, swelling and redness around your sex organs, as well as while going pee, it might burn or you may need to go more often. If left untreated, STDs can lead to damaging infections of your reproductive organs, blindness, heart disease, liver damage, a compromised immune system and even death. For more signs symptoms and treatment for various STDs, check out the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site link at www.cdc.gov/std/HealthComm/ fact_sheets.htm.
Ladies, can I get your attention? “It’s unfortunate but women really do suffer the brunt of the untreated STDs. An untreated Chlamydia infection in women increases her chances of sterility.” explains Dr. Katz, and HPV in women can lead to cancer. Women who have chlamydia and gonorrhea can get Pelvic Inflammatory disease where the bacterial infection moves up the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Women who have PID are also more likely to have a “tubal pregnancy” which can be fatal. PID is also the leading cause of infertility among women. They can be treated but it’s best not to wait until it gets to this point. Getting tested is the only way to make sure you do or do not have an STD and remember many STDs are asymptomatic. Getting it on Blue, pink, ribbed, flavored, glow in the dark, attached vibrating ring, there are so many fun, different kinds of condoms you can use with your partner. They are relatively inexpensive; in fact you can get them for free at most clinics, including the one on campus. If you’re going to have sex, using a condom is the best line of defense against spreading STDs to and from your lover. “They (condoms) are good for gonorrhea prevention, chlamydia prevention and HIV prevention. They are good but not exceptional for HPV... but they have been shown to be protective. So the idea that condoms don’t give protection is completely false,” explains Dr. Katz. Not only are condoms a good way to reduce your chances of getting an STD, but they’re an excellent way to decrease the chances of an unwanted pregnancy. “I use (a condom) every time. I don’t want an accident, I have so much of my future ahead of me,” said a female undergraduate student. “(Condoms) are definitely a must. I don’t want to be a daddy,” said a senior male undergraduate.
Getting tested Raise your sexual GPA by getting tested for STDs. It’s very low cost at the UH Health Services and it’s free at the Diamond Head Health Center. Testing is confidential and you get free condoms too. Ask your partner to get tested as well. It speaks volumes about the respect your lover has for you, and him or herself if they get tested. If you’re met with a little bit of resistance, understand your partner may not realize that getting tested is strictly about being safe and healthy and not about some investigative ploy to uncover their infidelity. Some people might tell themselves, “I just know I’m clean.” Unfortunately, getting tested is the only way to confirm that. If you have had sex, anal, oral or vaginal, you have been exposed to possible STDs.
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Got your Sex Ed? See how sex can help you de-stress on page 7
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REVAMPING THE IDEA OF RECYCLING
Linking gift-giving with environmental conservation Freecycle, a Yahoo! group moderated by Web developer Madhu Lundquist, gives people the chance to exchange unwanted items. COURTESY GRAPHIC FREECYCLE.ORG
said. “Since Freecycle uses Yahoo! Groups, there’s no way to set strict rules on formatting messages. A lot of people post ‘need this’ or ‘looking for that’ when they’re suppose to post ‘offers’ or ‘received’ to make it (the system) more easily categorized.”
By David Pham Ka Leo Staff Writer
What started as a voluntary effort to help the community reduce its trash has become a new way of recycling in Hawaiʻi, thanks to an Oregon man’s desire to get rid of the clutter in his apartment. Madhu Lundquist, a Web developer, came to Honolulu in 2003 with a solution to his clutter problem. With news of Freecycle’s success in Arizona that same year, Lundquist decided to bring it to Hawaiʻi as a way to help out the local environment. “I started the Freecycle group to help Hawai‘i cut back on trash,” Lundquist said.
What is Freecycle? Freecycle.org is a nonprofit organization that helps users exchange unwanted items ranging from cardboard boxes, used computer monitors, old furniture or even half-used cleaning products. Members sign up on a Freecycle Yahoo! group and post messages titled “Wanted” or “Offer” and then begin treasure hunting to their heart’s desire. “There’s always someone out there who can make use of something (you don’t need),” Lundquist said. About half a dozen Freecycle groups are operating throughout Hawaiʻi, three
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of which are on Oʻahu. The A new way of life Members of Freecycle Honolulu group has about 3,220 remain loyal to the concept of members and counting. giving to those in need while The man behind Honolulu’s also helping out the environment, despite not having the Freecycle Despite maintaining a full- desired amount of attention. “Hawai‘i is a really great time job in Web development, Lundquist devotes about three- natural environment,” Lundquist and-a-half hours a week to mod- said. “Our trash gets shipped erating the group and says he away, (and) we’re obviously not has no reason to quit. Since a very self-sufficient place. The Freecycle is largely user-driven, (least) we can do is reduce our there is rarely a need to inter- trash to better our community vene, making Lundquist’s job as a whole.” In addition to enjoying his fairly easy. However, even volunteer jobs have their share of volunteer work, Lundquist is happy to report that he now problems. “The biggest issue is that lives in a clutter-free apartit’s very time-consuming,” he ment.
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Lundquist also operates flashcardmachine.com, a Web site that collects and offers flashcards for students studying for tests, ranging from SAT’s to college exams. The best part is that it’s free. While studying Japanese art and architecture for his multimedia degree, he had to memorize a lot of names of different buildings, so he made flashcards and decided to share them with his classmates. “When I was a student myself, I had an idea to make this site where students could share flashcards for free. It worked great for my own studies,” he said. “If someone posts content (on the site), it becomes the property of the Web site.
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‘Boink’ your way to better health BETWEEN THE SHEETS
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Got laid? If so, you may be sporting more than a milky mustache in your next photo-op. If sexperts are to be trusted, you may be showing off firm buns and a brand spanking new attitude. While the idea of getting fit by getting busy in the bedroom may not sound like the most exciting way to bring sexy back, for students slacking through a full line of courses, sexercise should cure the guilt of abandoning the gym. If you’re still skeptical about the health benefits of booty calls, consider the following: Stress relief: Orgasms release tension, even if they’re self-imposed. In fact, sexual intercourse increases levels of oxytocin in the body, gen-
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As the saying goes, “green is the new black.” But who ever heard of the little green dress? Never fear: With eco-catchy phrases such as ecoglam, eco-outrageous and fashion with a conscience, even the most eco-ignorant person can save the earth, and look good too. www.fabgreen.com Fabulous + green = “Sleek, sustainable finds in FASHION and DESIGN for those who love style and the planet.” www.eco-chick.com Promoted as the “best green health and beauty on the Web.” hautenature.blogspot.com Tips on an eco-friendly lifestyle, fashion, home, furniture and projects. www.whiteapricot.com Links, tips and trends on an eco-friendly, socially conscious and fabulous lifestyle.
Stress relief, pain management, greater immunity and anti-aging are benefits of a healthy sex life. erating feelings of warmth and relaxation. According to a 2006 study conducted at the University of Paisley in Scotland, participants who regularly took a trip around the parsley patch had lower blood pressure when introduced to stressful activities than did their non-sexual peers. Pain management: In “The Science of Orgasm,” co-author Beverly Whipple states that the rush of oxytocin released during climax reduces the body’s sensitivity to pain by as much as 50 percent. So, if you’re thinking of passing up the pudenda because of your homework-related headache, reconsider. The relief may be more temporary than the kind provided by Tylenol, but the analgesic effect is speedier and doesn’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Greater immunity: Forget the immunity boost from Jamba Juice.
SITE THIS! Those who want to know how much impact they have on the planet need look no further than carbonfootprint. com, a Web site that lets people calculate their carbon footprint or how much impact their daily activities, like driving a car or turning on a lightbulb, have on the environment. The site also offers information and tips on how to reduce one’s carbon footprint and save the environment. For more information and to calculate your carbon footprint, visit www.carbonfootprint.com.
According to research conducted by scientists at Wilkes University, people who indulged their carnal desires at least once a week had higher levels of immunoglobulin A, which protects against colds and the flu. Interestingly, however, people who had sex three or more times per week measured lower levels of IgA. Maybe you really can have too much of a good thing. Forever Young: Over-thecounter ointments purport to reverse aging, but the real fountain of youth resides in the cream between your thighs. Numerous studies show that sexually active men and women appear as much as 10 years younger than their abstinent counterparts. When coupled with sex fiends’ lower incidence of prostate and breast cancer, you have to wonder: Did more than water flow through the Garden of Eden?
THINK GREEN UH will feature a 12-week Energy Independence Film Series about sustainability. The film series will cover many topics, ranging from solar, wave and wind energies, biofuels and algae and cellulose conversion. The first film, “Revolution Green,” will run from Thursday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Spalding Auditorium on the UH Mānoa campus. Tickets are $5 for regular admission and $3 for students. For more information, call (808) 223-0130.
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Health nut havens: eating on a budget The recently opened Nijiya Market, on 1009 University Ave., specializes in imported, organic and Japanese foods. AUSTIN LARSON KA LEO O HAWAI‘I
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James Panas, who manages the produce section at Down to Earth on King Street, flashes a quick shaka. The store specializes in organic and vegetarian products as a good alternative to fast food. By Shere’e Young Ka Leo Contributing Writer
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You woke up this morning and realized that you want to be healthy. You threw out last night’s leftover pizza and beer and emptied out all the chinese take-out. Except for the questionable gallon of milk, your fridge is empty, now what? Where can you go to fill it with healthy alternatives to day-old pizza crusts on a college student’s budget? There are places to get the proper foods for a reasonable cost, located all around campus. Down to Earth has a variety of organic produce, hot food, dry nuts, seeds and grains. The deli is open daily and you can choose from hot food such as soups or chili, and on the cold side smoothies or sandwiches. If you are not very hungry and want something light, you could pick something from the salad bar. The dry goods are either pre-packaged or you can bag it yourself in bulk, your choice. Nijiya Market is located on University Avenue next to Curry House. This Japanese
grocery and sushi deli offers a wide range of organic and nonorganic items like fresh fruits, vegetables, brown rice, including some fresh fish and other seafood products. Packaged foods consist of a variety of dry fruit from mango to papaya and organic juices that contain no fructose sugar in different flavors like grape, strawberrylemonade and orange-mango. Non-organic foods can be healthy too, as long as you cook it right. Do not use too much salt or oil, but rather Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning to add some extra flavor. For a quick lunch on the go, they serve fresh salads at the sushi bar, packaged and ready to eat for your convenience. Another local health food store is ‘Umeke Market, located across from Kahala Mall next to Pet Land. This health food store has everything you need for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. The to-go menus (there is a selection to choose from) consist of everything from entrées to salads and wraps, even acai bowls and smoothies. Not only does ‘Umeke offer
organic groceries, but vitamins as well. All vitamins and minerals are designed to give you a boost of the best nutrients your body needs.
Nijiya Market 1009 Univeristy Ave #81 (808) 979-8977 www.nijiya.com Hours: 7 days a week 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Down to Earth 2525 South King St. (808) 947-7678 Hours: 7 days a week 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. ‘Umeke Market and Deli Kahala 4400 Kalanianaole Hwy. (808) 739-2990 Hours: Monday through Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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She’s not just some “dumb chick,” and besides, why is it such a big deal that I didn’t help you today?
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ATHLETE PROFILE TYLER GRAUNKE: ‘Halftime Hero’ From page 1 Prior to spring training, Graunke was put on academic suspension, but was reinstated just in time to participate. He came out of the spring workouts as the co-first-string quarterback with junior Inoke Funaki. At the start of fall camp, however, Warriors head coach Greg McMackin shocked the state when he announced that, yet again, Graunke had academic issues that had to be resolved before he could participate in practices. Unfortunately for Graunke, the news and speculation regarding his situation quickly spread, and questions regarding his credibility as a student and as a football player ran through television, radio, newspapers and the Internet.
Although the controversy initially affected him, Graunke remained hopeful. “I was depressed a little, but I was trying to not let it get to me,” he said. “I didn’t read any papers or forums. I knew I had a lot of people who turned against me.” Inoke Funaki and junior college transfers Brent Rausch and Greg Alexander
and not part of the 66-player travel roster. Graunke, as he did for his first three years at UH, fell back into the shadows of obscurity. The Warriors’ home-opening game against the Weber State Wildcats last weekend would, in the end, shine the light back on Graunke. After losing to the Gators 56-10, the Warriors found themselves facing another painful defeat, trailing
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the Wildcats 17-7 at halftime. Fans stood to their feet with a roar of applause as Graunke emerged from the locker room as the starting quarterback for the second half. Graunke led the Warriors to a thrilling 36-17 come-frombehind victory, with four touchdown drives in the first five possessions of the half. By the
It’s like a sense of trust and pride in myself that coach showed me – to put me in when we were in trouble. It felt really good.
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were now the top three candidates to start against Florida in the season opener. Speculation from the media and fans quickly shifted to these three players. A few days before the Warriors left for Gainesville, Fla., Graunke returned to practice after clearing academic issues. But by that time, he was number four on the depth chart
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end of the game, Graunke was a hero for the Warrior faithful, just one week after not accompanying his team to Florida. “Right when I stepped out, I saw the whole crowd stand up. And after the first completion and touchdown pass, I knew I was going to keep it rolling,” he said. “Everybody had a new level of confidence and it was just unbelievable. It was an awesome feeling.” And even more humbling, Graunke noted, was the trust that the coaches had in him. “It’s like a sense of trust and pride in myself that coach showed me – to put me in when we were in trouble. It felt really
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good,” he said. Following the game, Graunke was named as the Warriors’ starting quarterback for the upcoming game at the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, Sept. 13. “I’ve had dreams about Florida, but I pushed that out the window,” he said. “Now I’m having dreams about Oregon State. It’s the most important game of the year right now.” Graunke hopes that he will not be remembered for the controversy, but rather for his loyalty to the team, state and for never giving up. “I’m feeling great. It’s about time. I’ve had my ups and downs and I’ve had a lot of chances to be ‘the guy.’ I messed up a couple of those chances, but I’m not going to let anyone take it away now,” he said. “I’ve had a dream to be a starting quarterback here one day. And that dream is finally becoming reality.” Let’s hope the Beavers allow Graunke to keep dreaming.
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