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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 to TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012 VOLUME 107 ISSUE 9

This article is last of a three-part series covering the candidates for mayor of Honolulu county. Ka Leo interviewed mayoral candidate Peter Carlisle on June 21, 2012.

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DAVIN AOYAGI Editor in Chief With two candidates in favor of rail vying for the position of Honolulu County mayor, incumbent Peter Carlisle defines his pro-rail position by the progress being made. “We’re actually getting it [rail] done,” said Carlisle in an interview with Ka Leo. “What I would say is take a look at seeing how much has gotten done in the last year and a half.”

ʻTHE RAIL MEETING T H E G U I D E WAYʼ Rail has been, according to Carlisle, a plan that has been in progress for years. “Make no about doubt it. In terms of getting the rail going, and moving forward, and now actually be ing built, that ’s an accomplishment that ’s taken 40 years to occur.”

Carlisle, however, asserts that the implementation of rail only occurred during his administration. “The actual rubber meeting the road or, in this case, the rail meeting the guideway, didn’t occur until I came into office.” Carlisle explained that the current structure for the rail was necessary. “It’s very clear, when you go out there and you take a look at it [the rail] … You get an understanding of why it needs to be this way,” said Carlisle. “You can pass through right underneath it very easily, because the pillars are spaced 125 to 130 meters apart.” apart. Under the City’s current plan for rail, the line’s distance extends from Ala Moana Shopping Center to West O‘ahu. But Carlisle feels that UH students may still benefit from rail, despite the fact that it does not stretch to UH Mānoa.

“I know that students have tests; they have activities; they focus their lives on the university when they’re there,” said Carlisle. “To make it so that they’re more mobile there, that they can [get] from Kapolei to Ala Moana Shopping Center in 41 minutes every time … All of those things are an incredible value to people who happen to have the need for public transportation.”

D E F I N I N G A M AYO R Carlisle described his management style as being decisive. “You have to be able to be a manager, and that means to tell people what needs to be done. … You can’t be waffl ing all the time,” said Carlisle. This decisiveness, according to Carlisle, involved policies including rail, regardless of criticism by the public. “Public opinion goes back and forth and back and forth, but what’s very clear is that if you want a better tomorrow, you need to have the rail system going up.” Carlisle also took offense to opponent Kirk Caldwell’s campaign signs. “It seems to imply that he’s [Caldwell] been mayor at some point in his life. If that’s true, it’s news to me,” stated Carlisle. “You are not mayor until you have been elected. … I don’t believe he’s been a mayor for

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Before serving as mayor, Carlisle was the city prosecutor from 1997-2010.

one month, one week, one hour, or one minute, and the same thing’s true for [mayoral candidate] Ben Cayetano.”

ANTI - RAIL CRITICISM

Carlisle was not opposed to other alternate transportation options. He acknowledged that bus rapid transit was not an idea that should be entirely dismissed. “There are times when bus rapid transit should be used and could be used,” Carlisle said. Carlisle however, dismissed antirail proponent Cayetano’s BRT plan. “When you ask him [Cayetano] about the specifics of his Bus Rapid Transit, and how things are going to operate, you get less and less information, and less and less certainty that it could work well,” Carlisle said. Carlisle also spoke about anti-rail City Council members that he had difficulties working with. He provided council members Tom Berg and Ann Kobayashi as examples. Of Berg, Carlisle said that he is “always and completely anti-rail” and that some of his activities “suggest concerns about his stability.” Carlisle said of Kobayashi, “She will do anything Ben Cayetano tells her to do, including run for mayor a couple of times.”

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Carlisle spoke against the practice of faculty having access to both tenure and a union, although he suggested that the scope be broader than university employees. “That’s not just faculty at the university. I think for me, we have a system of civil service along with collective bargaining. That creates two layers when there should be only one.” He further criticized this protection for faculty as creating inefficiencies in the university system. “It allows the dead hand to control the living too often,” Carlisle said. “[It] gives an unfair advantage to people that may not be the best person for that job.”


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Athletic director Jim Donovan’s ups and downs with UH COMPILED BY EMI A IKO News Editor

Starting as an offensive lineman for the University of Hawai‘i football team during the Dick Tomey era in the early 1980s, James J. Donovan III was the first UH alumnus athlete in its 40 -year Division I sports histor y to return as athletic director. But he is now on administrative leave while he awaits the results of the on-going Stevie Wonder concert investigation. Ka Leo has compiled a brief timeline of the achievements and frustrations of Donovan’s time here at UH.

1981- 82 Serves as an offensive lineman for UH football under head coach Dick Tomey

1983 Graduates from UH Mānoa with BA in geography

1983 - 85 Becomes graduate assistant football coach under Tomey

1985 Becomes Rainbow Stadium manager

1988 Promoted to sports marketing director

Organizes a fundraising effort for the American Red Cross at the UH vs. BYU football game, which raised nearly $150,000 in relief funds

1994 Becomes assistant athletic director for administrative services

1996 Graduates from UH Shidler College of Business with an executive master of business administration degree Becomes assistant athletic director under athletic director Hugh Yoshida

Makes $1.3 million in cuts to combat the department’s $2 million annual deficit

Carries athletics department to a surplus of $322,104 for the fiscal year

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Fires women’s basketball coach Jim Bolla, who subsequently sues both UH and Donovan, and replaces him with Dana Takahara-Dias

Fires football head coach Greg McMackin and replaces him with Norm Chow

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Fires men’s basketball head coach Bob Nash and replaces him with Gib Arnold

Fires Takahara-Dias, and replaces her with Laura Beeman Placed on paid, indefinite administrative leave after a Stevie Wonder benefit concert is canceled and $200,000 goes missing

Signs $6.2 million contract with KFVETV, considered one of the most lucrative television packages in the country

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2 0 02 Leaves UH athletics department and starts own marketing firm, m2c Inc., a business consulting company specializing in event management Serves as the executive director of the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl, an event owned by ESPN Regional Television

2008 Becomes 20th UH athletic director Lowers baseball ticket and concession prices

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Bikini business afloat

21-year-old launches personal swimwear line

Although it is summer and most college students are busy picking out swim attire to wear to the beach or pool, don’t ask University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa student Remy Hirai to go bikini shopping. Instead, she’ll probably offer to sell you one of hers. That’s because the 21-year-old graphic design and apparel product design and merchandising major owns and operates her own bikini line, called Lōli‘i Swimwear. And business is booming. “I wanted to make bikinis that were affordable,” Hirai said. “I was tired of having to go out and buy bikinis for $70 when I could just make them myself. That’s how the idea really started.”

“It’s just me,” she said. “I cut and sew all the bikinis, do the photo shoots, design the website, and handle the social media by myself.” Although she has not set up an official shop on her website yet, she periodically takes in a limited number of orders via email. Though demand is high, Hirai is careful not to take too many orders. The bikini sewing process, which includes laying out the pat ter n, cutting it out, laying it on the lining and sewing on the elastics can take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half, Hirai said.

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After high school, Hirai moved to the east coast for college but soon became homesick and yearned to return back to Hawai‘i’s sun, sand and surf. Upon transferring to UH Mānoa after her fi rst semester, she began to experiment with the sewing machine her grandmother gave her. Hirai soon expanded on her sewing projects and eventually began to offer to sew bikinis for her friends and family. “I first started making [the bikinis] back in summer of 2010,” she said. “I would say to my friends ‘Oh, do you want swimsuits?’ and they would call them cute and encouraged me to sell them.” Hirai soon launched Lōli‘i Swimwear (which she says means “relaxed, at ease or worry-free”) and built her brand through Facebook and other social media websites – which some may say is a meta-feat, considering Hirai is a one-woman team.

As her customer base is expanding beyond Hawai‘i to include clientele from the mainland, Hirai is working on streamlining the ordering process by putting up an online shop on her brand’s website. She has sewn over 300 bikini pieces so far, with another 300 more to go before she launches her store. But Hirai denotes the challenges of being a student entrepreneur. “It’s really time-consuming and a lot of work,” she said. “It’s also a lot of trial and error. I didn’t know how to sew in the beginning, so it was tough. I had to really work hard at it.” It’s an investment she hopes will pay off, Hirai said. In the future, she hopes to continue expanding her brand to include other clothes and accessories for her customers. “I enjoy being my own boss, and everyone needs a job, so it’s nice that I can do what I really like to do,” Hirai said. “It’s also good that I’m getting started early, before I graduate, so I don’t have to wait.”

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Concert fiasco reflects poorly on UH athletics PAIGE TAKEYA Chief Copy Editor

The Stevie Wonder concert debacle is an embarrassment for both the athletics program and UH Mānoa as a whole – but it also is a sign of deeper problems for UH athletics. At present writing, it appears that the whole affair was a scam: the agency with whom UH arranged to secure Wonder was, in fact, unaffiliated with him – a fact that seemingly everyone involved in the process overlooked until after tickets had gone on sale. UH was also duped into handing over a still-missing $200,000. Athletic director Jim Donovan and Stan Sheriff arena manager Rich Sheriff have both been placed on paid, indefinite administrative leave while an independent investigator figures out what happened. This alone would be scandal enough. However, greater concern lies in the fact that the athletics department has gone – according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser – from an $858,000 surplus to a $2 million deficit in the space of a single year. The message this incident sends is clear: trusting UH athletics to manage money is rapidly becoming a mistake, and its present course is unsustainable.

BA D D E C I S I O N S? Students in particular have cause to be concerned about the athletics department’s inability to manage fi nances. In 2010, UH administration decided to instate an athletics fee for every student. The fee was justified predominantly by the athletics department’s desperate need for funding. Students give approximately $2 million annually to the department, with five to eight percent of the money used to enhance student activities and experiences at athletic events. As a result of this income, as well as other austerity cuts to administrative costs, the department had actu-

ally begun to turn things around. It looked as if UH athletics could finally begin paring down its accumulated overall deficit that the Star-Advertiser reports totaled around $10 million. But poor performance on the part of the football team this year meant decreased ticket revenues, which led to the firing and $600,000 buyout of then-head coach Greg McMackin before the end of his contract. The athletics department’s decision to switch from the Western Athletic Conference to the geographically farther Mountain West Conference incurred numerous fees and penalties, including $1.2 million to accommodate travel fees for its new opponents. With UH back in the red, these desperate financial times are seemingly what compelled UH to resort to this benefit concert. The $200,000 UH invested in the concert would have been recouped by a $250,000 profit – if the concert had sold out.

NEW SOLUTIONS NEEDED The university does have an uphill battle when it comes to maintaining its athletic programs. UH’s geographical isolation means that the university accumulates higher travel costs and has more difficulty recruiting talent than most of its mainland peers. Many of its sports – aside from football – are minimally profitable. The department has a $30 million budget – and as noted, carries a multi-million dollar deficit that grows almost every year. When Donovan first became athletic director, he was instructed to run the program “like a business” by the Board of Regents. To this end, Donovan has done an admirable job of trimming costs without hurting student-athletes, and his decision to instate the athletic fee was monetarily wise for the department. When UH Mānoa students in the midst of tuition increases were asked to sacrifice for its ath-

letic program – a program that has as little impact on the academic venntures of most students – they were re told that the money would benefi fit the student-athletes. But students are not sacrificing an extra $100 per year so that at the school can back out of commititments and incur fi nancial penalalties haphazardly. What it boils down to is that UH H athletics used $200,000 – money ey equivalent to the fees paid by 2,000 00 students – to invest in a highly risky ky venture with a comparatively low reeturn and now the money’s gone.

M A K E T H E S AC R I F I C E The athletics department has as already received its financial baililout from students. If it is to remain in solvent and profitable, it needs to downsize. The program is suppposed to be self-sustaining. If it cannnot afford its current budget, then en parts of it simply need to be cut. The department’s heavy reliance ce on the football program as a money ey generator is problematic. A single le sport should not have the power er to sink the entire department. Addministrative costs might need to be trimmed even further – a necessary ry sacrifice if student-athletes are to reemain as unaffected as possible. Money should be invested in long-term solutions, not merely ly one-time charity fi xes. Helpful as this concert could have been, it would have been the equivalent off a transfusion, not a cure. These will not be popular or easy decisions to make, but debts ts do not simply go away. Students, now shareholders in the he athletic department, have the right to know that the athletics department nt – and their investment – is being run un smartly and shrewdly. Incidents like ke these only lower the department’s t’s credibility – because maybe the next xt time they want a student handout, it won’t be so easy to come by.

UH vice president for student affairs Rockne Freitas has been named acting athletic director while the Stevie Wonder concert investigation continues. MARC ARAKAKI KA LEO O HAWAI‘I


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Chatting with Coach Chow M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor Ka Leo sat down with Warrior head football coach Norm Chow last week to ask him some of your questions. Hawai‘i begins fall practice in August to prepare for its season opener at USC on Sep. 1. For the video coverage of the entire interview, check out kaleo.org.

We’re going to change the style of offense. We’re going to change the defense a little bit. It’s a new coaching staff – and not that what June and those guys did was not the right way to do it. They obviously were very successful with it. It’s just our way of doing it, and our way of playing football, and the things that we deem to be important.

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How does it feel to be coaching back at home? (Keola T., animation senior) It’s different. I left home at 18 and never came back. I came back for a three-year period of time to coach high school football. It’s different. It’s exciting. It is home for me. Home is always home, wherever you’re born or raised. But once the game starts, it doesn’t matter what color uniform you have on. The biggest thing is you have to beat the one who has the opposing colors. Yes, it is exciting to be home, but we certainly understand the responsibilities that we have and know that it is a big task.

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What will you do differently from previous coaches? (Rachelynne D., undecided freshman)

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Hopefully not too much, because they were awfully successful. I thought June Jones won a lot of ball games in his time. We just want to do it our way; which every coach does it a little differently.

How would you rate this year’s recruits as compared to your past classes? (Kathy C., kinesiology and rehab sciences sophomore) You don’t really judge recruiting for a couple of years. Three or four years down the road, I’ll gladly answer that question. But right now, we’re not sure. We got in fairly late. We got in a great group of guys – they’re good people. Will they contribute right away? We’ll just have to see.

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Who do you think will be the key players next year? (Wymin C., economics/marketing junior)

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Defensively should be the strength of our team, up front [senior defensive lineman] Paipai Falemalu, [junior defensive lineman] Tavita Woodard, [sophomore defensive lineman] Beau Yap, [sophomore defensive lineman] Moses Samia, [junior linebacker] Art Laurel, [junior linebacker] George Daily-Lyles. We feel like we have an experienced front seven, [sophomore linebacker] TJ Taima-

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tuia. Corners we hope will hold up for us – [junior cornerback] Mike Edwards is playing very well. Offensively, obviously we’re unsettled at quarterback. [Sophomore running back] Joey Iosefa is a key player for us; we need to keep him healthy. [Freshman running back] Will Gregory – we have a lot of players that we’ll be counting on. Football is a game not like basketball or volleyball where it’s fi ve or six guys. It’s 22 guys and they all need to contribute. While we have key guys, the strength of our team will be our ‘team.’

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What will be the outcome of the players who recently received DUI convictions? (Eric M., ethnic studies senior)

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I just visited with one and there will be some punishments and consequences. We need to make sure we teach life lessons. We’re going to wait till we hear what the courts say, but there will be consequences and unfortunately probably more severe ones.

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How will you prepare for the game against USC? ( Jon S., business senior)

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Just like any other one. The reason why [USC] is an important game because it’s the next one up. We understand that. We understand that they’ll be [No.] 1 or 2 in the country. We understand we’re 38-point underdogs. But the prepa-

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ration and the gamee planning and getting our playerss ready will not change, whether er it’s USC or someone down the line. ine. We’re going to try as hard as we can to put together a good game ame plan, and we’re going to go from om there.

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Since 1999, Hawai‘i has been a predominantly dominantly a pass-heavy team with the runand-shoot offense. e. Do you plan to change the offense to incorporate more running? If so, how? (Dayne K., communications junior))

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Without question. tion. I’m firmly convinced nced – and I guess I have enough experience to know – that you have to run the e football. You have to bee able to run the football if you want to win the big game. I shouldn’t say that, t, because the run-and-shoot shoot has been awfully successcessful, but I think theree are times when you absoluteolutely have to run the football. tball.

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If or when do you see Hawai‘i ai‘i playing in another her BCS Bowl? ( Victor or F., nursing senior)

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That’s way out of my league. I think our job is to be the best we can be and whatever after that happens. You can’t control the powers to be – I think the BCS CS will undergo dramatic changes hanges in the next couple to three hree years. I don’t think the picture cture will remain the same. Whether hether we’re a part of it or not, I think ink is up to us. We have to prove that at we should be a part of this thing called the BCS because we deserve to be.

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Chow graduated from Punahou School in 1964.

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