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The fight for Aloha Stadium JANE CALLAHAN News Editor Aloha Stadium is in such need of repair that the Hawaii Legislature has put several options on the table, which include destroying it, fi xing it or essentially transferring ownership. With the state’s budget under strain, the legislature will decide whether or not to direct funds to the stadium, and what will become of it if they don’t. “Addressing these concerns have been somewhat neglected,” said Scott Chan, the manager of Aloha Stadium since 2007. “At this point it needs to be addressed.” Chan said that in 2008, the situation was bad enough that if repairs were not made, the stadium would have been condemned by 2013. He said, “it would be a debate over whether or not it would be safe to let people in.”



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House Bill 72, which was introduced this year, proposes transferring stadium authority to the University of Hawai‘i. The university would then be responsible for maintenance, management and repairs to the stadium. The act is slated to take effect in July 2011 if it passes through the legislature. The previous bill, HB 71, proposes the allotment of state funds toward stadium repair. The bill’s long list of necessary repairs include replacement of the main roof canopy, additional toilets, the addition of elevators for the disabled and resurfacing the parking

lot asphalt. Chan said the asphalt has not been repaired in eight years. The bill states that to implement these repairs over the next 20 years, it would cost roughly $99 million with an additional $115 million. That’s an average of $10 million a year. Five projects are currently underway as part of the Capital Improvements Project. Chan says it “will be the stadium’s busiest off-season I’ve ever seen. [With what we’ve done right now], we have extended the life of the stadium for another ten years. We are hoping continued support and year-round maintenance could extend it another 25 years.” However, Chan said, “we are far from that right now.” Chan said repairs can only be made when funding is available, which is why upkeep was backlogged. “The decision happens at the legislative level. When we go in and ask for money for repairs, they can approve our request … or not.” Where to begin with the repairs was another problem. Chan says they’ve made a structural assessment of the stadium in order to know which issues are most pressing. The roof proved to be the most important and will be completed before next season. Carl Clapp, the associate athletics director at UHM, said that the university has been informed that safety will continue to be the highest priority. Other changes include upgrades See Stadium, next page


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in addition to repairs, which Chan said included “a new state-of-theart concession stand. It hadn’t been renovated since 1976.” Repairs have become so costly and time-sensitive that simply mending them may not be the most fi nancially sound option in the long term. According to the Pacific Business Journal, the state has spent $50 million on repairs since 2008. More recently, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority paid the NFL $4 million to host the Pro Bowl this year and the next, though the event brings an estimated $28 million to Hawai‘i each year.

FIRST NUMBERS Transferring responsibility of the stadium to UH would put the burden of maintenance, repairs and management on the university, which includes booking nonuniversity events, such as concerts and high school athletics. UH already puts a significant amount of money into the stadium. Clapp said this past season cost the

university $775,000. “We pay expenses related to each home football game, which range from ushers, ticket sellers, clean up, security and other costs,” said Clapp. He expressed the UH Manoa Athletic Department’s “concern about the cost of repairs and maintenance,” and will work with the stadium to consider priorities. Representative Mark Takai, one of the representatives who introduced the idea of UH’s ownership to the legislature, sees the transfer as necessary for the future of UH in regards to both athletics and potential revenue. “The bottom line is that I believe UH should have operational control of the stadium, whether it’s the current stadium or a new one,” said Takai. He added that a Division I program should have a stadium it can call its own like most Division I schools, “If UH is moving into the Mountain West Conference, we need to compete on the same level as [other members],” he said.

N E W S TA D I U M , N E W L O C A T I O N? Another option is destroying the stadium and building a new one — in a new location. This may also affect plans for the rail, since a station has been planned specifi cally for Aloha Stadium. Takai estimated that a new stadium would take at least ten years to complete. In the event of reconstruction and relocation, Takai said three areas are being considered. “Either somewhere near Kapolei, or the H1-H2 merge in central O'ahu, or on or near the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa campus.” Takai said that if the new stadium were to be built on campus, it could only hold 30,000 seats, which would mean sacrificing events such as the Pro Bowl. Takai clarified that there would “need to be at least 50,000 seats for an event like that.” Should UH manage the new stadium, it could fi nancially benefit from naming rights. This would allow a corporation to brand the stadium with its name, such as


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the Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina. Takai says that half of the stadium’s income can come from naming rights. In the end, each option will be costly. “We are currently in a difficult fi nancial situation, but that should not stop us from looking toward the future and putting together plans that look into the next 40, 50 years,” said Takai. “Now is the perfect time to have that discussion.”



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In an interview with Honolulu Weekly, Rep. Marcus Oshiro said that “any amount of capitol money spent on the stadium is money we will be taking away from the University of Hawai‘i, public school classrooms and state hospitals.” Takai said that whichever route is taken, time is of the essence. “We need to do it. It might not be this year … but this question is going to have to be decided defi nitively, once and for all.”

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What is your position on House Bill 72? House Bill 72, introduced on Jan. 20 by Reps. Takai, Hanohano, M. Lee, Mizuno and Pine, proposes to transfer authority of Aloha Stadium from the state to the University of Hawai‘i. Along with stadium authority, the university will also be responsible for stadium maintenance. In 2008, the facility would have been condemned if repairs were not implemented. As of January, the required upgrades for Aloha Stadium are halfway complete. These repairs include roof replacement, strengthening pedestrian walkways and bridges, and adding new seats and handrails at a cost of $71 million.


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interesting stories learned on the news and through gossip. “My relationship got me to do a lot of things that I didn’t before,” said Brian Chan, a marketing major at UH Mānoa, who has been with his girlfriend for four years. Though his girlfriend graduated from UH Mānoa last semester and has moved to Japan for six months to be with her family, Chan says they still talk every night for two hours to keep the communication and bond strong. Chan was able to refl ect on their experiences together while she was in Hawai‘i. “When we fi rst dated, we would go to Camellia’s

When you’re open to new things and you can grow with your partner ... your partner’s a friend, a lover and a teacher. professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., a professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey, suggest that modern American individuals use relationships to accumulate knowledge. This accumulated knowledge is a little more than using your signifi cant other as a tutor for calculus. Self-expansion is attained through new experiences. These experiences can be on a larger scale, such as an expensive trip to the Bahamas, or a smaller and cheaper scale, such as introducing new friends or exchanging

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Gnomeo and Juliet review C HRIS M IKESELL Special from Ka Lamakua The biggest problem with doing a remake of “Romeo and Juliet” would have to be the ending. The play is a tragedy not just because the leads die but because everybody in the play and the audience expects them to keel over by the end. Even if it weren’t a play so many people have done so many times before, and even if you’ve been living under a rock or on Mars since the early 1600s, you’re bound to get the overwhelming feeling that things are going to end badly for whatever remix of the “star-crossed lovers” trope is coming across the stage this time, no spoiler alert required. Thankfully, the people behind “Gnomeo and Juliet” are aware of this. The fi lm’s fi rst line acknowledges that, yes, it’s a story that’s been told many times, but that this time it’s going to be told differently. Just how differently is left up to the creative workings of executive producer Elton John

(yes, Sir Elton John, in all his bedazzled glory). “Gnomeo” plays well, fl oating somewhere between fabulous Disney-esque musical theatre and the original source material. Those who know the play will have a lot of fun figuring out how the original play’s cast got translated into “Gnomeo’s” garden gnome world, though they may miss some of the specific details that get glossed over in the effort to make the originally R-rated plot of Shakepeare’s work more PG and more accessible to modern kids. And yet.... the impulse remains. It’s a bright and charming children’s movie with a few pop culture references, but it’s still a “Romeo and Juliet” remake. This can’t end well, you’ll tell yourself. These two lovebirds have got to die somehow. “Gnomeo and Juliet” is so self-aware, however, that it almost feels like it’s cheating. Just think: If Othello had access to a copy of his own play’s Cliff’s Notes, the play would take a lot less than two hours to get through, Iago


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Breaking through the “friend zone” easier said than done NOELLE TAK AHASHI Staff Writer

Friends don’t always have to be just friends. Is that special someone who is constantly on your mind one of your best friends? Maybe dating them wouldn’t be so bad after all. Dating a close friend is always risky, but if you’re willing to take your chances, you could possibly find love. Many people have mixed feelings about dating a friend, but you can’t avoid the inevitable. A good friend has many of the same traits you look for in a companion. But do best friends really make the best lovers? They’re supportive, trustworthy, funny, and you get along well with each other. You don’t have to pretend to be someone you’re not. You can skip the initial awkward stage in your relationship since you’ve known each other for quite some time. You know each other’s likes, dislikes, and what type of person they are.


What more could you ask for? The problem is, not everything always goes according to plan. It is hard to tell how a relationship will turn out. Even though it may seem like a good idea at fi rst, people change and it is possible that you will see a different side of your sweetheart after dating.

Great friends don’t always make great couples, so beware. Life rarely turns out the way as we see in movies, and not everyone lives happily ever after. If your relationship ends, it is likely that your friendship will never be the same again, and it is possible that you both will lose a friendship. So after thinking over the situation and circumstances, do you think your friendship could turn into something more? Well, if you are planning on moving ahead, there are some things you should consider. First of all, if you don’t already know, you’re probably wondering how your crush feels about you. Before you do anything crazy, you should fi nd out whether the other person is thinking about having a relationship with anyone. Asking how he or she feel about you may be less obtrusive than saying how you feel. Admitting your love right away with no previous hints toward your feelings

may make things awkward if the person does not feel the same. In the 2005 romantic comedy “Just Friends,” main character Chris falls in love with his best friend, Jamie, and attempts to declare his love for her. He is humiliated in front of a bunch of classmates and fi nds out that Jamie does not see him as anything more than a brother. However, after many years, Jamie realizes that she is in love with Chris. Sometimes the other person may need some time to realize his or her feelings for you. On another note, if the feelings are mutual and things seem to being going well, consider making a move. But don’t rush into anything if neither of you are ready. Hopefully you know what you are getting yourself into. So is the risk worth the reward? If you think so, then take the next step in your relationship. Don’t wait until it’s too late, but fi rst consider the consequences.

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Hawai‘i guard Shawa-Lei Kuehu ranks third on the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 9.3 points per game and five rebounds per game JAKE CAMARILLO Senior Staff Writer After capturing back-to-back home wins to start the second half of Western Athletic Conference play, the Rainbow Wahine basketball team is going into its threegame road trip with confidence. “It feels pretty good,” freshman guard Shawna-Lei Kuehu said. “It’s a confidence booster. The team seems to be peaking really well, so hopefully we can take this on the road and bring back at least one win.” Those two wins were the team’s first WAC wins of the season, after

they started conference play at 0-8. Freshman forward Kamilah Jackson feels good about the wins as well. “Just to know that the hard work has finally paid off — it feels great,” Jackson said. “We just have to keep what we’ve been doing and just keep it going.” In their first home win against Boise State, head coach Dana Takahara-Dias shook up the lineup by starting senior guards Mai Ayabe and Allie Patterson. “It was a great team win where many people contributed,” Takahara-Dias said. Jackson also saw a difference

Coming into this trip, the ’Bows have lost 17 straight away games but are looking to regain their road swagger. They will face Nevada on Saturday at 5 p.m. HST, New Mexico State next Tuesday at 4 p.m. HST and will close out the trip with Louisiana Tech next Thursday at 3 p.m. HST. Hawai‘i has lost to all three teams at home this season. “Every road trip is a challenge because you’re thousands of miles away from home, but it’s not an excuse for us,” Takahara-Dias said. “We will have an opportunity to try our very best to put a complete game together, and that’s the goal, to play hard from tip-off to the end of the buzzer.” Takahara-Dias believes that the ’Bows are on a level that can compete on this road trip. “I’m excited about the road,” Takahara-Dias said. “It’s because how we’ve been playing at home — we should be able to continue to compete at that level regardless if we’re home or away.” Jackson currently leads the team with 12.2 rebounds per game, which is fourth in NCAA Division I, and 12.2 points per game. In WAC games, Jackson averages 12.7 rpg. Jackson said the team will take the road trip step by step. “We just have to take one game at a time and just know who we’re playing, because every opponent is different,” Jackson said. Kuehu believes that the key to winning on the road is unity. “We need to stay motivated, stay positive and stay together,” Kuehu said. “We are the underdogs in this league right now, so [we’re] just staying together and playing for us, for our fans, for our parents and for Hawai‘i.”


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Hawai‘i outside hitter Steven Hunt gets a solo block against Stanford’s Steven Irvin during a match at the Stan Sheriff Center on Jan. 21. in the Volleyball Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield, Mass., when he racked up 42 kills in three matches while hitting .544. “[We can’t take any] teams lightly — especially Cal Baptist,” Castello said. “Just because they’re not in the MPSF doesn’t mean they can’t battle with us. So we’re just going to go out and take it like every other game and make sure we prepare well and pull out the win.”

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WHATʼS ON TAP The No. 9 Warriors (3-6) will host the Cal Baptist Lancers on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Stan Sher-


Hawai‘i opposite hitter Jonas Umlauft hits the ball around the block of Stanford’s Brad Lawson during a match at the Stan Sheriff Center on Jan. 21. iff Center before both teams head to the War Memorial Gym in Wailuku, Maui, for another match on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Lancers (10 -3) are ranked No. 1 in the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics. Despite not being an NCA A opponent, Cal Baptist has played six matches against Division I opponents so far and has gone 3-3 with wins over preseason No. 1 UC Irvine, UC San Diego and Pacific. “They’re certainly an MPSF

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