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Contents VOLUME 14
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: Sum up your summer plans in four words or less. Editor: Jacob Shafer (808) 283-1308 / firstname.lastname@example.org @jacobshafer on Twitter Pack all my stuff Associate Editor: Anu Yagi (808) 264-8039 / email@example.com @anuheayagi on Twitter Denial, anger, depression, booze Proofreader: Dina Wilson Read, write, read, write Intern: Anna Such Contributors: Caeriel Crestin, Jory John, Ben Lowenthal, Avery Monsen, Ted Rall, Chuck Shepherd, Sara Tekula, Ynez Tongson, Barry Wurst II Photographer: Sean Michael Hower mauiweddingmedias.com / howerphotography.com Art Director: Chris Skiles firstname.lastname@example.org / lucky11studios.com Beer, beer, beer, beer
4 NEWS & VIEWS Coconut Wireless talks Senate races and term limits. By the Numbers tracks teen pregnancies. A small town gets slightly bigger in News of the Weird. Quizunderstood asks about HECO quotes and Obama’s heritage. Eh Brah! catches a couple of punks. Open Letters doesn’t get the message. We explain why the cops are going after our anonymous online commenters, and why we’re putting up a ﬁght.
11 FEATURE STORY From skin diving to ATV rides to a swinging good hike, we’ve got your ticket to fun and adventure, plus extensive event and camp listings. It’s the Summer Guide (don’t forget your sunscreen).
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18 FILM CRITIQUE
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General Manager: Jennifer Russo (808) 280-3286 / firstname.lastname@example.org @jenrusso on Twitter Administrative Executive: Judy Toba (808) 244-0777 / email@example.com Work, work, work, work Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Brown Going to San Francisco Web Design: Linear Publishing Publisher: Tommy Russo (808) 283-0512 / firstname.lastname@example.org @tommyrusso on Twitter Hopefully not jail
19 Film Capsules/Listings
20 THIS WEEK’S PICKS A Filipino Fest in Kahului, Citizen Cope in Lahaina and a Central-to-South Memorial Day motorcycle extravaganza.
22 Da Kine Calendar 23 Grid
28 BACK PAGES Kula Kid is enraptured. Sign Language tells Cancer to conceal a crush.
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30 Classified 31 Mind, Body & Spirit
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H A W A I I ’ S
P A R T Y
S T A T I O N
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BY JACOB SHAFER
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NUMBERS Coconut Wireless
44 percent 52 percent Portion of Hawaii teens who are sexually active
Portion of sexually active Hawaii teens who said they didn’t use a condom the last time they had sex
Hirono She Did More than a month after tossing his hat in the ring, Ed Case—who must have been feeling downright lonely in the race to replace outgoing Sen. Dan Akaka— finally has some company. Rep. Mazie Hirono, a rumored candidate from the moment Akaka announced he wouldn’t seek a fifth term, made it official this week, promising in an e-mail to “keep fighting for Hawaii” and imploring supporters to “help spread the word.” Hirono’s announcement comes on the heels of a widely reported poll that placed her and Case atop a field of potential Democratic contenders that includes Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and former Honolulu Mayor Muﬁ Hannemann. Meanwhile, former Governor Linda Lingle—considered the Republican frontrunner —told the Star-Advertiser she won’t make her intentions known until August. Interestingly, Lingle and Hirono have history: in 2002 they squared off in a tight gubernatorial contest—with Lingle coming out on top.
Hawaii’s rank, among the 50 states, in teen pregnancy rate
10/21/11 Date on which California preacher Harold Camping says the world will end
While many subscribe to the old “politicians are like diapers” philosophy (you know: both should be changed frequently, especially when they’re full of, uh, it), Hawaii legislators face no term limits, and can serve as long as their constituents keep reelecting them. That fact is the backdrop for an interesting entry posted this week on the Hawaii House Blog (which is run by the Democratic majority), calculating the number of House members who have been replaced during the last three elections. Out of 53 members, the analysis found, 27 have gotten the boot since 2005. That’s more than a 50 percent turnover rate. The insinuation, presumably, is that the dead wood gets cleared out regardless.
Number of times Camping has accurately predicted the end of the world, out of two previous attempts
MAY 26, 2011
A group of grad students wandering through a Hawaii forest may sound mundane (especially compared to reanimated dinosaurs), but it’s the setup of late author Michael Crichton’s ﬁnal novel...
Teena Rasmussen, Environmental Coordinator Rob Parsons and Mayoral assistant Zeke Kalua, to answer questions
While many subscribe to the old “politicians are like diapers” philosophy, Hawaii legislators face no term limits. connections keep him in the job until he’s wearing diapers.
Ofﬁcially Speaking If talking story with a bunch of politicians and county officials is your idea of a good time (and actually, if you care about Maui, it sort of should be) make plans to swing by the Lahaina Cannery Mall this Saturday, May 28. Mayor Alana Arakawa will be on hand from 2-4pm, along with West Maui Councilmember Elle Cochran, Public Works Director David Goode, Economic Development Coordinator
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Sources: Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Guttmacher Institute, Associated Press
Then again, for every lawmaker who is forced back into the private sector there’s one whose name recognition and
and discuss issues, part of Arakawa’s “County on Your Corner” series. It’s still months away, but one hot topic for Lahaina folks should be the annual Front Street Halloween celebration, which withered on the vine like a sickly gourd during the Tavares administration (during the campaign, both Cochran and Arakawa promised to revive the event). Showing up in costume to ask the question is, of course, optional. ■ To share or save this article, type: mt.hy.pr/1449c
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