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New law aims to reduce curbside dumping
A new law aims to curb the clutter left behind by bulky items that have yet to be picked up. LYNN NAKAGAWA KA LEO O HAWAI‘I
LYNN NAK AGAWA News Editor
Mattresses, furniture and other bulky items sometimes pepper the streets of O‘ahu. When this happens, the items may stay on the streets for about a month before the city removes them. To lessen the amount of such curbside dumping, Bill 78, which took effect this month, allows the city to assess fines of $250 per day to property owners who dump too far from the monthly pick-up date. “ The new law, like many others, is detrimental because it is unenforceable,” said Cody Moniz, who studies electrical engineering and computer science at UH Mānoa.
Under the law, bulky items may be placed on the curb only on the evening before the first pickup date and no later than 6 a.m. on the first collection day. Those who cannot wait to dump their bulky trash are advised to take it to one of the city’s convenience centers. Bulky item pickup occurs over a three- to four-day period starting on different days for respective sectors. The bulky items must make it to the curb on the first day of pick-up. For some, the new law, aimed at furniture, mattresses, bed frames and appliances may hinder the prevalence of quality items – ones that people who moved or no longer wanted put on the street. The street “market” sometimes yields quality
items or items that need a little TLC but are usable. Moniz found an ionic breeze air puriﬁer as well as two computers he was able to ﬁ x on the side of the road. Jaslyn Silver, a Kaimukī resident, has found a vintage lamppost roadside, along with other household items. The pieces require reﬁ nishing but add a vintage appeal to the modern home she shares with her husband. Silver recommends Re-use Hawai‘i to those who wish to buy or donate such items. The nonproﬁt organization accepts and sells salvaged lumber, cabinets, sinks, hardware, windows, doors, ﬂ ooring and other household materials at a reduced price. Many enjoy the opportunity to
ﬁ nd antique or specialty items. Silver has found a Singer sewing machine table and various concrete pots in addition to the lamppost and other pieces of furniture. Some residents believe it will be difﬁ cult to assess a ﬁ ne when it is nearly impossible to tell who did the dumping. “People just dump their things when they need to,” said Jay Hanamura, a Mākiki resident. “In the area that I live it’s also hard to tell who dumped their stuff,” he said. Hanamura believes the law will not change much. Moniz echoes these sentiments. “There’s a broken old rusty refrigerator right in front of a supermarket near where I live and I’m sure they aren’t the ones who
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put it there. Is it their responsibility to take care of it? There’s no way to prove who put it there, and it’s been sitting there nearly all month,” he said. Moniz believes that new laws should be evaluated after a trial period. “Laws should come with an expiration date, in which it is evaluated for its effectiveness at the end of its term. There’s no feedback or performance indicators on laws in our current government system,” said Moniz. W hile the law took effect on Jan. 1, it may be several months until the rules detailing the violations process are adopted. No citations can be issued until then. In the meantime, people who wish to report bulky waste on non-designated days are asked to call 768 -3203. The property owner nearest to the bulky waste will be sent a warning letter with the collection schedule for bulky waste. “We are still finalizing the administrative rules,” said Markus Owens, spokesman for the city Department of Environmental Services. Owens said the rules might be finalized within the next few months. “We also will take factors into account. If there’s a 90 -year-old grandma, we’re going to know she didn’t put six sofas on her lawn,” he said. Bulky item pickup for Sector 5, which includes McCully, Kapahulu, Kaimukī and Diamond Head, occurs on the third Monday of every month. Pickup for Sector 4, which includes Tantalus, Makiki and Mānoa occurs on the second Wednesday of every month. The city and county’s De partment of Environmental Services website provides a search engine to determine the pickup day of respective sectors by inputting an address. Visit the website at w w w.opala.org.
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Taking time to smell the weeping figs A ARON HUNGER Staff Writer
As the opening of another semester comes upon us, we need to all take a breath to ap preciate what it is we do as a communit y around the universit y, including the times students may feel inconvenienced. We often become embroiled in daily functions. The hours of work that go into ever y element of the university’s community often cause us to lose sight of some of the unnoticed opportunities that we are afforded as university citizens. When I say “university citizen,” I mean any connection to the university that may be as simple as a discount at a store when showing a student ID. As you walk onto the campus and see the construction of our new student recreation center, you may become frustrated with
the inconvenience and want to avoid the campus, but remember that we are all here for that same reason. Every person who does something at UH Mānoa is contributing to the growth of knowledge at this institution. You may be standing next to one of our countr y’s best athletes and not even know it. You could be standing next to one of our many award-winning facult y members and not recognize them. Smile and remember that you’re in Hawaiʻi, one of the most beautif ul and unique places on this planet. Instead of feeling ﬂustered by the construction, get involved on campus. Hang out and have fun. We will learn to live with the new construction. If we all just come here to work, then it’s just another business where student equals product. We cannot allow ourselves to become that. We have to slow down and smile.
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Arnold hopes ’Bows build winning attitude on road Team has lost four in a row M ARC A R AK AKI Associate Sports Editor
After a 9-3 start, the Rainbow Warrior basketball team has hit a skid at the start of Western Athletic Conference play. Hawai‘i put up a fight on the road at Utah State, only losing to the conference favorite by eight points (74 - 66). However, they’ve lost their last three WAC games by over 15 points and are now 0 - 4 in the league. Head coach Gib Arnold attributed a lot of his team’s recent woes to a lack of leadership and
winning attitude. “We talked about leadership. We talked about changing the program from a losing program to a winning program,” Arnold said after their loss to Boise State on Saturday. “And I got too many guys who are used to losing and accept it. It’s unacceptable. We need to expect to win and we need to expect to win together.” Arnold said the hard thing about having a winning attitude is that you can’t teach it. “There’s got to be a point where you expect to win,” Arnold said. “And that’s the toughest thing to teach. I don’t think there’s a book for it or a drill for it. It kind of just has to happen. And once it happens it’s a pretty beautiful thing.”
UP NEXT Hawai‘i (9-7, 0-4 WAC) will travel to Las Cruces, NM, to play the New Mexico State Aggies on Thursday at 4 p.m. HST. They then head to Ruston, La., to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday at 3 p.m. HST.
NMSU (8-9, 2-1 WAC) is coming off of an 80-68 victory over Fresno State at home Saturday night. The Aggies were led by senior forward Troy Gillenwater, who shot 7-of-12 from the ﬁeld, scoring 19 points. Gillenwater was right at his season average at 19.3 points
I got too many guys who are used to losing and accept it. It’s unacceptable. “I want (the team) to come together on the road,” Arnold said. “I think the team felt a little pressured coming back home and maybe the road would be good for us in that we can bond and just concentrate on the task at hand.”
per game, which leads the team. Louisiana Tech (9-8, 0-3 WAC) host the San Jose Spartans on Thursday before hosting the ’Bows. The Bulldogs are led by senior guard DeAndre Brown and junior guard/forward Olu Ashaolu.
Brown is averaging 16.4 ppg and Ashaolu averages 15.3 ppg.
AMIS MAKES RETURN
Senior forward Bill Amis, a native of Oklahoma City, Okla., is back after being sidelined by a stress fracture. Amis sat out 10 games before returning to the court on Thursday against Idaho. He appeared in 29 minutes, scoring six points. Amis played 29 minutes against Boise State and notched seven points. “We need to get him back to full strength,” head coach Gib Arnold said of his tri-captain. “If we get him back to full strength, then he’s going to help us. He’s not quite there yet though. But he wants to be and that’s half the battle.”
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The start of 2011 brings a new attitude for the Warrior volleyball team. “We just know so much more about ourselves,” second-year head coach Charlie Wade said. “We know what we got, we know who can score, what we do well and (are) just more familiar with each other. “That’s a real strength,” he continued. “Who we are and what we are is clearer to us (this season) and that adds some conﬁ dence to what we’re doing.” Hawai‘i ﬁ nished 2010 ranked No. 4 with a 19-10 record. The Warriors reached the semiﬁ nals of the Mountain Paciﬁ c Sports Federation tournament before bowing out to eventual national champion, Stanford. Wade’s first year was exceptional, considering the Warriors were only 9-18 the season before he took over. “We made a nice run last year,” Wade said. “We know we can beat really good teams so we absolutely know we got a chance to be in the hunt. We got a little taste of it last year and we just want to keep going.”
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“It’s huge,” Wade said on having four returning starters. “ That’s part of why we really are pretty confident in what we have. We got four guys that have played a lot and have played at a really high level.” Matt Rawson (middle blocker), Ric Cervantes (libero) and
Who we are and what we are is clearer to us (this season) and that adds some confidence to what we’re doing. All Hawai‘i matches are schedule to start at 7 p.m. “One of our goals every year is to win the Outrigger Hotels Invitational,” Wade said. “It’s going to be a premium ﬁeld and the rankings don’t matter as much as we get a chance to play three real quality opponents and play them at home.”
KEY PLAYERS Headlining the returning starters is the reigning sophomore opposite hitter Jonas Umlauft, the reigning AVCA Newcomer of the Year and ﬁ rst team All-American selection. Umlauft led the MPSF with 5.29 kills per game and 5.97 points per game. Senior outside hitter Joshua Walker ﬁ nished eighth in the MPSF with 4.97 kills per game and was a second team All-American. Senior setter Nejc Zemljak, an all-MPSF honorable mention selection and junior outside hitter Steven Hunt also return.
Steven Grgas (middle blocker) were the remaining three starters from last year’s squad, but have used up their eligibility. Wade will look to senior Brennon Dyer and freshman Shane Welch to shore up the middle position. Nick Castello, from Honolulu, is expected to start at libero. “Brennon Dyer has played a lot for us,” Wade said. “Shane Welch, who’s a 6 -foot-10 freshman from Florida, figures to contribute quite a bit.” With three new starters on the court, Walker will use this week as a springboard to prepare for the long journey throughout the season. “We want to get our tendencies down on the court,” Walker said. “We just want to just get consistent as far as making adjustments in the game because Ball State isn’t going to play the same way as Penn State so we got to make those transitions every night.”
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