A true Warrior

There was little doubt Jaloni Williams was born to be a Warrior.

“When he was born, we did some research, and the name (Jaloni) actually means ‘Warrior,'” Jon Williams said of the eldest of his four sons. “It’s a Swahili name.”

Jaloni Williams, a 6-foot-1 cornerback, will be joining the Warriors in July. He is Β a recent graduate of Chaminade College Preparatory, a high school in Chatsworth, Calif.

Williams earned letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. He received scholarship offers from “cold-weather schools,” but opted to join the Warriors as a preferred walk-on.

“As a family, we visited there several times before,” Jon Williams said. “We’re very familiar with the program and the history and the culture and the diversity, and we know those things can really stretch his personality. It was a match made in heaven. They needed a tall corner, and he was looking for a home.”

Jaloni Williams visited UH in late February.

“It was amazing,” he said. “Obviously, it’s Hawaii. It doesn’t get any better than that. The weather is beautiful. What I love about Hawaii so much is the family feel. The people in Hawaii, in general, are just like family. They’re so kind. The coaches really embrace the team. It made it really feel like a home for me, and that’s what I need, especially going into college. It’s a great feeling to go away but knowing you’re going to a place that feels like home.”

The Williams family also was impressed with the Warriors’ success with walk-ons. Associate head coach Rich Miano, who will be Williams’ position coach, started as a UH walk-on and went on to an 11-year career in the NFL.

“We did our research,” Jon Williams said. “We’ve seen kids go to schools based on a scholarship, and they’re just not happy. We didn’t want that to be the case. We wanted to take the money out of the equation, and find the school that fits the best. Hawaii is that place. He feels he can thrive there academically and socially. Those were key factors.”


Jon Williams also was impressed with Miano’s outlook.

“He expressed the feeling that when you step on the field, you’re viewed as a football player,” Jon Williams said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a walk-on or on scholarship. They’ll play the best players.”

Jaloni Williams said he weighs 185, but expects to be 190 when he reports to UH in early July for the bridge summer session. He will be taking two classes leading to the start of training camp in August.

“The coaches are giving me a chance, and I don’t plan on letting them down,” he said. “I want to come in and work my butt off and give my all. I absolutely love the coaches and the program.”

Here’s his highlight video: Jaloni Williams.


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Happy birthday to SJ Macro, who always keeps his focus.

COMMENTS

  1. Matty Boy June 17, 2011 1:01 am

    Yay I’m first weeeeeee!!! Now only if could win a prize???


  2. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 1:02 am

    Gotta talk to Avis about winning a prize.


  3. al June 17, 2011 1:07 am

    3


  4. Da Punchbowl Kid June 17, 2011 1:14 am

    I am Number 4.


  5. SteveM June 17, 2011 1:29 am

    I plead 5th…


  6. Midnight June 17, 2011 1:51 am

    no. 6


  7. Midnight June 17, 2011 1:52 am

    Lucky 7


  8. ai-eee-soos June 17, 2011 1:53 am

    mornin’


  9. Midnight June 17, 2011 1:53 am

    Happy birthday to SJ Macro!


  10. Midnight June 17, 2011 1:54 am

    In a playful mood, while the rest of Hawaii is resting! Hi everybody!


  11. ai-eee-soos June 17, 2011 1:56 am

    Welcome aboard, Jaloni Williams.


  12. Midnight June 17, 2011 1:59 am

    Since I was able to post no.7, this may mean have fortuitous indications for our coming Las Vegas pilgrimage in September! Then we can be with all the Tsaikos IN PERSON! Love you all.

    ST: Keep the pictures coming! They’re great!

    FOOTBALL! Work hard you guys!


  13. Midnight June 17, 2011 2:02 am

    Pardon the poor grammar – “this may mean have” = this may mean fortuitous. Extra word.

    7am in Arlington, TX. Another 100 degree day expected. Nice and clear, nary a cloud in the sky.


  14. 808bowler June 17, 2011 2:03 am

    Wow im 12……a new record for me

    Welcome to da ohana Jaloni….

    Can’t football come any sooner…..


  15. 808bowler June 17, 2011 2:04 am

    Ment 14 lol


  16. ai-eee-soos June 17, 2011 2:07 am

    Gov Ab wants members of the Aloha Stadium Authority to resign for a “fresh start”.

    see SA sports section.

    what’s up with the Gov ?


  17. Midnight June 17, 2011 2:07 am

    Ok! Have a good day all!

    Going to do some yardwork before the heat starts coming in.


  18. SteveM June 17, 2011 2:15 am

    Welcome and best wishes to Jaloni Williams this summer!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SJ-MACRO !!!


  19. 808bowler June 17, 2011 2:17 am

    Ya I jus read dat……smh

    Lets hope he has a gud plan like have hawaii play there for free and keeping da profits of da concession


  20. SteveM June 17, 2011 2:20 am

    Good day Midnight!

    See You in September!

    ….miss you and Barb. Especially when we’re trying to get a little karaoke going… πŸ™‚


  21. 808bowler June 17, 2011 2:21 am

    Aurite I’m out….

    Jus done a 18 hour shift and start another 8 hour shift in. 5 hours. Peace


  22. mctruck June 17, 2011 2:21 am

    Good morning Tsaiko’s….

    Wonder what Jaloni’s 40, is??


  23. Eagle June 17, 2011 3:21 am

    17 – Yardwork @ 2 am ?

    — Keep the Spotlights from shining in the neighbors’ windows …

    although a “First Decision” was made, here’s hoping players like Forcier Keep Trying …For some of the more satisfying or rewarding experiences in my life: i had to fight or work or earn my way into places i knew i wanted, belonged or should be … later the intros became somewhat inspirational examples …(although it feels more right when everything just flows harmoniously … so respect the early-on evaluations…)


  24. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 3:54 am

    Where’s Jaloni’s picture?

    Welcome to Hawaii, Jaloni!

    Good luck and best wishes!


  25. Bulla June 17, 2011 4:10 am

    Stadium Authority “asked” to step down by Gov??? What’s up with that, lots of good people on that board.


  26. Bulla June 17, 2011 4:11 am

    Top 25, moving on up to the east side, actually DC, haha


  27. Bulla June 17, 2011 4:12 am

    It’s 8:11am in SLC good morning Honolulu πŸ™‚


  28. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 4:18 am

    GOOD MORNING, BULLA!

    I couldn’t believe the news about the Gov’s request that the Stadium Panel resign.

    What’s up with that?


  29. wafan June 17, 2011 4:46 am

    Good morning!


  30. wafan June 17, 2011 4:48 am

    Welcome newest Warrior, Warrior (in Swahili, that is)!


  31. wafan June 17, 2011 4:50 am

    Wonder what the real reason is behind the requested resignations.


  32. wafan June 17, 2011 4:52 am

    CRW . . .

    If you see a smiling, big, bolo-head man . . . wave! It is probably Bulla.


  33. wafan June 17, 2011 4:53 am

    Okay, time to do some stuff.


  34. wafan June 17, 2011 4:57 am

    I see where Hawai’i is ranked second in the nation!

    For the nation’s worst drivers anyhow.

    DC is ranked number 1 and LV is ranked a little behind. Need to send more folks to LV to bring their ranking up! Or is it down?


  35. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:02 am

    OK, wafan, stop insinuating I am a bad driver.

    I admit it!!!

    I am a horrible driver.


  36. kawika49 June 17, 2011 5:03 am

    Welcome to the Hawaii Jalonis…No baloney.


  37. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:09 am

    I always thought that Caucasians were a minority in Hawaii.

    Not so, according to the 2010 census.

    Caucasians are the majority, with Filipinos second, and Japanese third.


  38. mctruck June 17, 2011 5:17 am

    ms. Gigi, ur#37…..o.k. den…how’s about breaking it down further…..how many Italians; how many Irish; how many Germans; etc., la-dat..if you going break down Asian ethnicities???, dan what??


  39. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:21 am

    mctruck,

    yah, I know what you mean!

    What’s up with that?

    Why lumb whites together, but distinguish between Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese?


  40. kawika49 June 17, 2011 5:21 am

    #37 A majority would be 50% or more of the population. They Caucasians) are however first in population amongst other racial goups. Which begs the question of how they classify the Portugese.


  41. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:21 am

    lump


  42. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:22 am

    Aren’t Portugues haole?

    I always thought so.


  43. mctruck June 17, 2011 5:22 am

    Jaloni Williams,(40@4.55) according to scoutdotcom.


  44. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:24 am

    What’s the ethnic make up of our football team?

    Majority Polynesian?


  45. mctruck June 17, 2011 5:26 am

    Gigi,

    dah person who figured out those numbers probably a caucasian or has motives of their own.


  46. CoolEthan June 17, 2011 5:26 am

    Re: the racial breakdown.

    Too much Hyphenated concerns these days.


  47. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:30 am

    Notice how the majority of QBs in the NFL are haole?

    And the majority of receivers are black?


  48. mctruck June 17, 2011 5:31 am

    And….what about mixed ethnicities???…whom do they claim 2be????, or they credit half to one, and the other half to another??…gets pretty confusing when u get the United Nations, ethnicities mixed in.


  49. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:35 am

    well, look at Obama –

    though he is hapa-haole, people consider him to be black.

    The 1st “black” president.


  50. mctruck June 17, 2011 5:35 am

    And what is your observation about Pro-basketball?????, bwaaahahaha!!


  51. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:37 am

    NBA–mostly black, right?

    that’s why Nowitzki stuck out.

    I always thought it amusing that the Irish (Celtics) are all black.


  52. mctruck June 17, 2011 5:38 am

    black irish??


  53. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 5:39 am

    lol


  54. haka June 17, 2011 5:50 am

    Aloha Jaloni Williams & Family!

    Warrior by name!

    Warrior by heart!

    Warrior by choice!

    Sweet!

    Go Warriors!


  55. Loa June 17, 2011 5:53 am

    morning gang!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SJ MACRO !

    long time no see


  56. Loa June 17, 2011 6:01 am

    from this am’s news –

    “In addition, officials said the NFL inspected the new artificial surface being installed at Aloha Stadium.”


  57. d1shima June 17, 2011 6:05 am

    Great Morning All!

    Welcome Jaloni Williams!


  58. Lopaka June 17, 2011 6:10 am

    Funny when they do that census thing. I’m Hawaiian, Portuguese, German, and Filipino. I never know what to put down as ethnicity. I’m White, Asian, and Polynesian. Can I check all of the above?


  59. d1shima June 17, 2011 6:10 am

    Stadium Authority resignations? Not mandatory? Hah!

    Remember those TV commercials about the non-union out-of-state workers doing the renovation work? Those “chickens coming home to roost”?

    Always remember this Guv’s “new visions” will always be filled with the “Union Label”.


  60. Old Diver June 17, 2011 6:51 am

    State taxpayer monies should be used to employ local workers when possible and not out of State companies who donate to your gubernatorial campaign.


  61. LizKauai -iPad June 17, 2011 7:02 am

    Welcome, Jaloni!

    Happy Birthday, SJ Macro!

    The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens. That’s what I think. Racism is a falso dichotomy.

    Ok. Gotta lay our friend Todd’s human temple to rest. It’s been a hectic week.

    God Bless and have a great Aloha Friday!


  62. bigislandkurt June 17, 2011 7:03 am

    Potogee is Caucasian with an asterisk.

    BIK


  63. Pomai June 17, 2011 7:06 am

    Email from Neil:

    How dare anyone question my authority, heads will roll I tell you!!!!

    King shorty.


  64. bigislandkurt June 17, 2011 7:07 am

    In the eyes of plantation barons and policy makers of Hawaii’s past, the Portuguese were the “model minorities.” As a result, they (and their skin color) had the inside track to being lunas (field supervisors), police officers and other positions that needed a person of “safe” complection to be in charge of da browns.

    BIK


  65. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:16 am

    Maybe Doc knows the answer to this, but I would hope that the guv didn’t single out the Aloha Stadium Authority. If he wanted a “fresh” start, maybe he should have asked for the resignations of every member of every state board.


  66. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:21 am

    And while I would agree the Authority did a good job of getting the new scoreboard for free β€” well, not really for free because there is an advertising tradeoff β€” I would like to have seen them hire somebody to be more proactive in getting events. Can’t recall the last big-name concert at the stadium.

    Ya know, Bayfest is a huge deal. Why can’t the stadium have its version of that? Rides on the outside (state fair is already set up), big-name concerts inside.

    Or what about bringing back motocross events?

    Hey, I’d even think it would be kind of interesting to have a Sunset-on-the-Beach-like event, with families allowed to use the field as a giant lawn. That would be a way to make use of the big screen, which goes unused 340 days a year.


  67. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 7:22 am

    I don’t care for shorty’s vision of Aloha Stadium.

    Doesn’t he want to develop affordable housing there???

    Crazy!


  68. Tak-Tak June 17, 2011 7:22 am

    Hope when the guv puts his buddys in he decrease the payroll (by $4MILLION) NOT INCREASE.


  69. djmitcho June 17, 2011 7:23 am

    Happy Birthday SJ Macro! Have a good Aloha Friday Tsaikos!


  70. Pomai June 17, 2011 7:23 am

    Dang ST don’t give him any ideas!!!!!


  71. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 7:24 am

    ST, wouldn’t Sunset on the Beach events SHORTEN the life of the turf at the stadium?


  72. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:26 am

    Gigi:

    I just think the stadium is underused.

    What’s the biggest stadium event the past six months? It’s the renovations.


  73. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:28 am

    This all goes back to a person’s theory about the guv making the transition from being a legislator to administrator.

    There are a lot of appointed jobs.

    I mean, he can’t appoint Keith Amemiya to every board.

    Can he?


  74. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 7:29 am

    I live less than a mile from Aloha Stadium but never attend events there.

    We don’t even shop at the swap meets.

    But, we did see the fireworks in the sky during the Michael Jackson concert. Awesome.


  75. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:31 am

    I think one of the silliest things is there’s a Hall of Honor, or something like that, located in the bottom of Aloha Stadium.

    It’s a really nice display, except for one thing: general public doesn’t have access to it.

    Then again, UH has the Circle of Honor that apparently great football players β€” Al Noga, Niko Noga, Michael Carter, Rich Miano, Timmy Chang, Chad Owens β€” can’t enter. I keed. I keed.


  76. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:33 am

    Hilton Hawaiian Village has fireworks every Friday, I think.

    I’m pretty sure HHV has had three times more concerts than Aloha Stadium the past few years.


  77. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 7:33 am

    Timmy Chang – a GREAT football player?

    Too many interceptions, ST!


  78. greenthumb June 17, 2011 7:35 am

    “Protected” question — I just read Ferd’s article about the MWC football scheduling and now I am wondering, like the reader who posted. Did any of the MWC teams list us as “protected”? Speaking of rivalries, I have thinking about rivalries a lot after starting to read that Chris Herren book — thank you guys for mentioning it!


  79. OTTO June 17, 2011 7:39 am

    This current stadium authority is making changes. They shut down the flea market on UH games days last season (eventhough I’m guessing the flea market brings them steady income over the past 20 years). They renovated the roof and the turf and some of the seats. The roofing job was low bid, plus to do that roofing and painting work the company and laborers needed the proper certifications. So if a local companies can’t under bid a mainland company or the workers don’t get the proper training and certs why is that the stadium authority’s fault? All contracts go thru the State DAGS contracting office and they follow state contracting regs.


  80. RedZone June 17, 2011 7:40 am

    Welcome Jaloni Williams.

    I think that having new ideas for the stadium is a good thing.

    The swap meet is boring.


  81. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:41 am

    While I’m on my rant, I really think it’s a waste of money to have a Click-it-or-ticket campaign.

    There’s an actual “campaign” to remind people not to break a traffic law?

    Why not have campaigns like:

    β€’ “Don’t speed on the Pali, by golly”

    β€’ “I’m gonna tell, you spoke on your cell”

    β€’ “Run a red, go to driver’s ed”

    Who does these campaigns? Dr. Seuss?


  82. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:46 am

    RedZone:

    Remember the old days when people cleaned out their garages β€” or, in some cases, somebody would clean out your garage when you weren’t home β€” and sell the stuff at the swap meet?

    The swap meet is a mobile mall now.


  83. BG June 17, 2011 7:47 am

    Good morning everyone!

    A special Happy Birthday! to a very special guy…SJ!!!


  84. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:50 am

    Gigi:

    Shaq had the second-most missed free throws in NBA history. Would you keep him out of the Basketball Hall of Fame?

    Niko Noga was the greatest UH football player I’ve seen play. The Circle is a horseshoe if he’s not in it.


  85. RedZone June 17, 2011 7:52 am

    I remember when the swap meet had some stuff I could really use.


  86. Souljah June 17, 2011 7:54 am

    #81

    ST,

    u got me randomly laughing at my job for those comments. I rant about that topic almost everyday to family and friends to educate them how dumb and wasteful the state/city is being.


  87. RedZone June 17, 2011 7:54 am

    I’m off to see the Mammoth.


  88. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 7:54 am

    But let’s talk about SJ Macro. Now that guy should be on somebody’s board. He has that combination of intelligence and humbleness that we need in our leaders. And the guy is generous, with his money and his time. Now that could be said for most of the readers. But I was thinking the other day that I can’t think of one negative thing about SJ Macro. He’s a good guy. He deserves a very happy birthday.


  89. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 7:55 am

    ST, well, I know you like Timmy, because he’s a friendly guy.

    But someone in the sports field once told me that TC was not a leader while at UH.

    Chad Owens was a leader, but not TC.

    Example:

    At a photo shoot, TC asked some of the guys to join him in front of the cameras. The guys didn’t budge.

    Then Chad says, Let’s go.

    And the guys got up and joined TC.


  90. RedZone June 17, 2011 7:56 am

    One pot hole for you

    One pot hole for me

    There are enough pot holes

    For everybody


  91. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 7:57 am

    I think JJ made a mistake when he made TC a starter as a freshman.

    Timmy was just too immature at that age.


  92. SUPPORT RAINBOW WAHINE SOFTBALL June 17, 2011 7:59 am

    SJ does a wonderful job keeping the books for the Na Wahine Softball Booster Club!

    We’d be lost without his efforts!!! :mrgreen:


  93. Souljah June 17, 2011 8:01 am

    Jaloni Williams looks like he’s gonna do some damage as a warrior, especially if he’s a legit 6’1″ tall w/ 4.55 sec/40 right now.


  94. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:05 am

    Basically, it seems Click-or-Ticket is a ’round-about way of saying the government needs more money. The slogan should be: Stop an unbuckled driver, stop Furlough Fridays.

    I think reasonable people would agree that it’s better to wear a seatbelt while driving, and it definitely makes more sense to make sure passengers, especially children, are wearing seatbelts.

    But you know how traffic courts give points for driving violations? I think there should be reward points, too. Clean abstract for three years? That’s three points, which can offset the negative points.

    I also think drivers should be allowed to buy long-term car insurance. For a one-time fee of, say, $3,000, that money is banked, and if you’re not responsible for any accidents that year, then you don’t have to pay a premium the next year. And so forth. The insurance companies can make money off the interest of the one-time payment, and a good driver doesn’t have to make perpetual payments to a fund that never gets used.


  95. Kazz June 17, 2011 8:06 am

    Good to read that BJ Itoman took part in the Rainbow Wahine Basketball camp!

    I got some friends in the Air National Guard and they told me years ago she was a pilot. Sure enough though they told me she doesn’t really ball anymore.

    I think she might have participated in some of their league games on base but other than that not really.


  96. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:08 am

    Gigi:

    I don’t think Timmy is a friendly guy.

    You shouldn’t presume to know what I think. I’m not “Hubby.”


  97. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 8:12 am

    ST,

    you did comment to the effect that TC is a friendly guy.

    This was when you mentioned the fact that he had gone to Canada for the birth of his baby.


  98. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 8:14 am

    ah, well, WHATEVER!!!


  99. Dennis Halloran June 17, 2011 8:16 am

    Rory was on fire today until 18th hole today!


  100. Kazz June 17, 2011 8:18 am

    Are you considered “friendly” when you are asking a McDonald’s employee for a discount while telling them “don’t you know who I am?”

    Of course the employee laughed and said “no”.

    Good thing too… gotta look out for those NCAA violations yeah?

    (And NO, the employee was NOT me.)


  101. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:19 am

    I think Chang should be in the Circle based on having set the NCAA career passing record.


  102. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:21 am

    Now if friendliness were a criteria, then RainbowCliff should be in the Circle.


  103. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 8:23 am

    He was in school for a long time.


  104. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 8:25 am

    Chang was ultra successful at St Louis.

    I was glad when he decided to play at UH.

    Interesting guy.


  105. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 8:26 am

    I can see Chad being in the Circle, though.

    What an exciting player!


  106. Bowwar June 17, 2011 8:27 am

    #94 ST don’t get me started on the “ticket for profit” routine HPD has…

    I get very irritated by the speeding tickets they give out on downhill incline on the Likelike Highway next to Kalihi (Uka?) school during RUSH hour. It’s very hard to go 35 mph on a steep decline and not get rear-ended. Worse yet are the speeding tickets they give drivers coming out of the Wilson tunnel (town bound), going beyond 35 mph on an incline with an officer standing in the middle of the highway shooting their radar gun into the tunnel…Auwe!

    Meanwhile, they miss all of the wild speeding drivers on the highways…I think they got their priorities crossed trying to meet their “quotas” versus true law enforcement.


  107. Bowwar June 17, 2011 8:28 am

    Where is Rainbow Cliff nowadays? He’s been MIA for awhile…I miss his Aloha spirit.


  108. LK June 17, 2011 8:30 am

    Happy Birthday SJ Macro!

    Bowwar – Kalihi Elementary, home of the Rams.


  109. warriorsun June 17, 2011 8:31 am

    it took awhile to get the current aloha stadium authority to think clearly and act in UH’s behalf, even then….most uh fans are pukering-up with anxiety to see the next wave of abercrumie-politicos descend on the halawa-kai site. china interest? omg! c’mon neil,

    “mao’s-warriors”? ngong gau!


  110. Souljah June 17, 2011 8:32 am

    Thank you ST and Bowwar…somebody else said what i’ve been telling people!

    Tickets for profit! or to get out of the huge spending hole…


  111. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:33 am

    Phil Niekro pitched 24 seasons in the major leagues, but never won the Cy Young Award, which means he never was viewed as the best pitcher in any year of his career.

    He won 18 or more games in a season four times; he lost 18 or more games in a season five times.

    Niekro is in the Hall of Fame.


  112. Slugger June 17, 2011 8:34 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Happy birthday, SJ-macro!!!

    Welcome, Jaloni Williams! Sounds like you’ll fit right in.


  113. tommui June 17, 2011 8:38 am

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII1

    And a happy birthday to my buddy SJ!


  114. warriorsun June 17, 2011 8:39 am

    jaloni works, clips show him as a solid-hitter and sure tackler. great attitude and coming from the same catholic order as slhs. best wishes to the williams’ family and welcome to the warrior ohana.


  115. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:43 am

    I don’t think it’s the officers’ fault. I can’t imagine it’s any fun being in the hot sun, holding the radar gun.

    I think if the intent is to slow traffic, just put police cars at hazardous spots. Even if nobody is in the car, people will slow down.


  116. Kazz June 17, 2011 8:47 am

    It cannot be fun being a police officer. It takes a special kind to do that job.

    People always hating on you, talking about you behind your back, giving you attitude when you confront them, AND having a gun, a baton, mace, and a taser and controlling yourself NOT to use it on them unless “necessary”.

    Yup, I’d fail miserably at that job.


  117. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:49 am

    I think the one thing most colleges do well is create a welcoming atmosphere for freshmen. Starting college is a stressful time β€” often for the parents β€” and it’s good that colleges recognize that. Mack should be credited for creating an open-door policy. I’ve seen some players go through some personal issues, and the coaching staff has been pretty supportive. The veteran players also are helpful to their younger teammates.


  118. SUPPORT RAINBOW WAHINE SOFTBALL June 17, 2011 8:51 am

    Summer workouts are not just limited to UH football of course.

    The Rainbow Wahine Softball team, hit the beach EARLY this morning around 6:30am as part of their summer work-outs.


  119. warriorsun June 17, 2011 8:52 am

    joe rose, baseball-redux-speak, was always astounded by nucksie bc he threw knuckleballs that drove batters nuts. fyi, niekro was inducted in the hall in 1997. the guy was a phenom of his time.

    Niekro was also a key to the only two division titles Atlanta won before 1991. In 1969, he had a 23–13 season with a 2.56 ERA and finished second in Cy Young balloting to New York Mets sensation Tom Seaver.


  120. Old Diver June 17, 2011 8:52 am

    Let’s remember what happened. The stadium needs another $150 to $200 million in renovations and repairs. Linda Lingle in her last year as governor in an effort to cover up the huge deficit appropriated over the next 38 years 4 to 5 million a year to fix the stadium which has a remaining lifespan of about 25 years. Abercrombie came into office and said this plan is nuts. He stated we have to decide what we want to really do next with the stadium and not create a shibai plan. Cutting loose the current stadium authority is the first step in coming up with that plan. In other words get with the program or get out of the way.


  121. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 8:54 am

    I really admire Rolo.

    His personal story in JJ’s book was so incredible.

    In the book, Rolo tells how JJ’s near-fatal traffic accident changed his life for the better.

    He resolved to be a better student and player.

    And look what he accomplished on the field after that.


  122. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 9:02 am

    Kazz:

    There are a lot of jobs that are tough:

    β€’ Nursing β€” I know a lot of people are going into that because of the pay, but that’s a hard job.

    β€’ Road construction β€” Another in-the-sun job. And it’s a job that’s creating inconvenience for others, so people are always sticking the finger at you or purposely knocking down the traffic cones.

    β€’ District Court cashier β€” Everybody has a story on why they’re innocent of a violation β€” and they want to tell it to the poor cashier, who only wants to know if you’re going to be paying with a check or credit card, and let’s keep the line moving. I’m sure most would want to say: Tell it to the Judge!

    β€’ Referee/umpire β€” I tried that once, for a charity basketball game. I think they mistook me for a Korean guy, because they kept calling me Yoo Suk.


  123. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 9:07 am

    Re: Niekro

    I think the argument is sustained goodness can equal greatness.


  124. Old School Dave June 17, 2011 9:13 am

    Tough Jobs:

    *Bill collector – not a lot of love for these people.

    *EMT (paramedics) – almost all of them have been physically assaulted in trying to do their jobs.

    *Teacher – you’re damn if you do, damn if you don’t.

    *The guy who puts the cones down in the morning and afternoon.


  125. Wes'side Warrior June 17, 2011 9:14 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Happy birthday, SJ Macro!

    Got a hold of A-House and will meet him at about 10am today near some Chinese restaurant near the Ice Palace. I know last minute, but not much free time this trip.

    Welcome to the Land of Warriors, Jaloni Williams!


  126. SteveM June 17, 2011 9:16 am

    It bothers me every time I hear about Timmy Chang’s record number of interceptions.

    I remember so many times when the ball bounced off chests and wooden hands and were picked off. Kinda like a drop that was intercepted.

    I don’t suppose there are stats on interceptions– like bad throw, ricochet off receiver, receiver falls down, etc.


  127. d1shima (Aria'd) June 17, 2011 9:19 am

    Happy Birthday sj_macro!

    Like Stephen says, really swell guy!


  128. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 9:28 am

    I’m watching the NBA channel. They’re showing the 1996 draft. The Phoenix Suns just drafted Steve Nash with the 16th pick.


  129. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 9:28 am

    Nash has short hair.

    Kobe Bryant went No. 13.


  130. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 9:31 am

    And the crowd goes wild as the Knicks select John Wallace.

    Whatever happened to him?


  131. Pride. June 17, 2011 9:32 am

    Happy Birthday sjmacro.


  132. Kazz June 17, 2011 9:33 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 17th, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I’m watching the NBA channel. They’re showing the 1996 draft. The Phoenix Suns just drafted Steve Nash with the 16th pick.

    Great. Thanks to ST, Al can erase his DVR now.


  133. Kazz June 17, 2011 9:34 am

    Hope that Kobe kid pans out.


  134. Jamaica Airlines June 17, 2011 9:38 am

    Thanks for writing this entry. I really liked it. Keep up the excellent work, man!


  135. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 9:39 am

    I thought Nash played for the Mavs along with Nowitzki.

    Then Nash went to the Suns.


  136. jm2375 June 17, 2011 9:40 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Birthday sj-macro! We missed seeing you at the CC.

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana, Jaloni Williams.

    Speaking of court, I’m supposed to report for jury duty on Monday at Circuit Court. Where’s a good place to eat lunch around there? Is the Federal Bldg cafeteria open to the public?


  137. jm2375 June 17, 2011 9:44 am

    BTW, starting the 2000 US Census, you can indicate as many ethnicities as needed. They should ask one more question (but they don’t) – “What ethnic group do you most closely identify with?” Of course, it was tried on a survey back in the early 90’s with the most common response being “Local”. πŸ˜€


  138. duffer June 17, 2011 9:46 am

    Tough jobs

    Boarding agent on delayed, cancelled, or overbooked flight.


  139. al June 17, 2011 9:54 am

    happy birthday sjmacro!!!!

    we were talking about you in kula yesterday.


  140. al June 17, 2011 9:58 am

    so i don’t agree with st’s assessment of tought jobs to work.

    last night h-1 blocked off to one lane diamondhead bound while two trucks and a handful of roadworkers were staring at the road deciding when to start. low 70’s nice breeze as the admired the three mile long bumper to bumper traffic jamb they have now created.


  141. al June 17, 2011 9:58 am

    138…that’s a good one.


  142. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 10:01 am

    Al:

    I think the bad thing about that situation is the construction is supposed to start at 10 p.m. But by 9, the highway is coned. It’s a bad cone job, too. The middle and right lanes are coned off, then they cone off the left lane


  143. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 10:03 am

    Jm:

    You can eat at Restaurant Row.

    Except it’s $6 an hour for parking.


  144. jm2375 June 17, 2011 10:06 am

    ST – what’s open at Restaurant Row nowadays? Looking more for fast food type, since they usually give you only an hour. I’ll be across the street, so parking isn’t a problem.


  145. BleedGreen808 June 17, 2011 10:07 am

    Happy birthday sjmarco!


  146. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 17, 2011 10:25 am

    I don’t have much time to comment about Abercrombie’s decision to go after the Stadium Authority, but, as a (minor) Democratic Party officer who sits on both the O`ahu County and State Central Committees, I will try to raise the issues internally as well as in a more public venue.

    A quick summary of what Abercrombie wants to do with the huge piece of property: Build affordable workforce housing as well as retail, commercial, and some light industrial facilities; tear down the Stadium and urge a future governor to replace it with a much smaller facility out in West O`ahu if the University of Hawai`i intends to play intercollegiate football.

    This assumes that the mass transit system will be completed by 2025 wghich is when the new sports facility could be as well.

    Over the past seven years, I have attended – on average – about eight meetings a year which is far more than any member of the media, the general public, or the State Legislature have.

    The head of the Department of Accounting & General Services – currently Brude Coppa – and a representative of the Department of Athletics/UH-Manoa (usually Carl Clapp) are almost always there.

    Other attendees – swap meet reps, Centerplate reps – also attend because they too are on the Agenda.

    Frankly, I am stunned that there’s been this wholesale request to leave; however, I understand why this is happening even though I disagree with it. I have phone calls out

    to various legislators who oversee Aloha Stadium. Will update you as the issue moves forward.


  147. Pomai June 17, 2011 10:25 am

    One thing alot forget is da guv wen scoop da 59 million left for finish da stadium.


  148. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 17, 2011 10:40 am

    Pomai:

    Abercrombie cannot transfer designated funds from one project to another. However, he -and any Hawai`i governor – can refuse to release funds or issue bonds which has the same impact.

    Instead, what he will do is submit a request to the 2012 Legislature to re-allocate the funds to another project.

    I have to be in town at a meeting at the 12 noon, but if there is any interest in organizing a group to do more than just talk and post on sports blogs, let me know either here on the blog or by sending me an e-mail to swood at hoku dot com.


  149. Slugger June 17, 2011 10:46 am

    jmxxxx,

    #137 ~ I like that one. πŸ˜€


  150. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 10:53 am

    If all comes to pass, it will be strange to see Aloha Stadium gone and to hear no more roars from the crowd during game time.

    No more bumper to bumper parking in Foster Village, where I live.


  151. HawaiiMongoose June 17, 2011 11:23 am

    Re #146, if Ambercrombie thinks Aloha Stadium should be replaced by a “much smaller facility out in West Oahu” then he is completely clueless about the relationship between success in intercollegiate athletics and a university’s national profile and attractiveness to applicants. Does he want UH to be viewed as a peer of schools like Oregon and Cal, or schools like Portland State and Sacramento State? We should be aspiring to the former, not the latter.

    Whatever happened to having a visionary leader in the governor’s seat? We need to reincarnate Jack Burns.


  152. Jason June 17, 2011 11:25 am

    Smaller stadium = no Pro Bowl. Hmm …


  153. Old Diver June 17, 2011 11:35 am

    #151

    Abercrombie is simply stating what he currently thinks about a new stadium. Because the previous administration was silent on this issue Abercrombie wants to begin the dialogue now. Much will change after input form the public, studies etc.


  154. al June 17, 2011 11:44 am

    okay…so we have a rare one term governor.


  155. al June 17, 2011 11:45 am

    forcier is here on a trip.


  156. al June 17, 2011 11:46 am

    155. okay…just kidding.


  157. warriorsun June 17, 2011 11:50 am

    great! the rail and a new westside football facility. that ought to keep us in debt for another century. too far for half the county….and if you want to take the rail, good luck finding parking. the democratic party is pure genuis. gotta luv da way dem bean counters plan for UH football.


  158. warriorsun June 17, 2011 11:58 am

    i guess mac wants to keep any courting betw uh and forcier low key.

    is lap dancing considered foreplay?


  159. kawika49 June 17, 2011 12:02 pm

    #157 put the stadium in Diamond Head.


  160. kawika49 June 17, 2011 12:02 pm

    Get plenny bunkers in there.


  161. warriorsun June 17, 2011 12:11 pm

    look, follow abercrumies reasoning, you can take the the kids, catch the rail, gamble @ the ceded lands hilton with gramps and nana, place bets, than attend the game. if all this travel and hustle-bustle is too tiring, you can always stay over night at disney. everything is on the westside. brilliant!


  162. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 12:38 pm

    I wonder if the sale of Aloha Stadium land to developers will pay for the construction of a new stadium in Kapolei.

    If so, it might be feasible.

    Not a bad idea to spend the night at Disney after the game.


  163. mctruck June 17, 2011 12:38 pm

    #143…while eating…cherish every minute, and keep your maka on da-wrist watch.


  164. mctruck June 17, 2011 12:39 pm

    ms. Itoman, u rock.


  165. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 12:41 pm

    If the stadium area is developed in the near future, I’ll be relieved that I live up the hill — away from the noise and dust resulting from the construction.


  166. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 1:04 pm

    d1,

    thanks for the vid.

    glad it had a happy ending after all.

    what a jerk that woman was!


  167. d1shima June 17, 2011 1:07 pm

    A good testimony for cutting beer sales in stadiums….


  168. Old Diver June 17, 2011 1:25 pm

    #157

    Please enlighten us on the plan for the stadium and and traffic congestion that Linda Lingle put forth.


  169. Kazz June 17, 2011 1:25 pm

    So to sum up this stadium debate…

    “I like the Democratic Party!!”

    ‘I like the Republican Party!!!”

    Pau.

    So when is Forcier visiting? πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


  170. Kazz June 17, 2011 1:30 pm

    Beer consumption concerns at Aloha Stadium:

    -WUI (walking under the influence) check points at all gates. Look all bus, you cannot come inside.

    -Cut off beer sales as soon as halftime is over.

    Pau.


  171. duffer June 17, 2011 1:34 pm

    Eh Ralph are you in the Optomist Club of Honolulu?


  172. Kazz June 17, 2011 1:35 pm

    ***Off-Topic***

    Saw this on the news last night.

    Apparently the city installed these slanted bus stop benches to prevent the homeless from sleeping on them following complaints from bus riders. Ok fair enough. Then the elderly complained the benches are too hard to sit on or too high for them. Ok, fair enough.

    So the city has some other alternatives like concrete solo “stools” and benches with rails every other seat. All to prevent the homeless from sleeping on them due to complaints.

    NOW, other people, outside the elderly are complaining about those too.

    Maybe because I’ve only lived here all my life and in those 28.5 years I do see we like to complain and complain and complain. EVERY body is one freakin expert.

    To the City and County of Honolulu,

    TAKE AWAY ALL SEATING ARRANGEMENTS at ALL BUS STOPS. Enough of this —- already. Act like little kids, treat them as such.

    To quote Mr. Fink: “Think About It”.


  173. Kazz June 17, 2011 1:40 pm

    mctruck:

    June 17th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    ms. Itoman, u rock.

    She does doesn’t she? :mrgreen:


  174. Ralph June 17, 2011 1:59 pm

    Duffer Optomist club? I’m always optimistic, ask Al. No wait, the buggah always accusing me of being negative, even when the “facts” hit him between his eyes.


  175. Hawaiianbod June 17, 2011 2:13 pm

    Happy Birthday sj!


  176. Hawaiianbod June 17, 2011 2:13 pm

    ST – re 122 “Yoo Suk” bwhahahaha


  177. (Jesse)James June 17, 2011 2:14 pm

    Afternoon Tsaikos…

    Happy Birthday SJ…long time no see….

    Ralph is an optomist??? Gramps, Gramps…..what say ye???


  178. Hawaiianbod June 17, 2011 2:15 pm

    LizK – prayers for Todd’s Ohana. May he Rest in Peace.


  179. (Jesse)James June 17, 2011 2:15 pm

    Kazz #171….Aiyaah, then Gramps won’t ever be able to get into the stadium….

    Ok, gotta run…


  180. seasider June 17, 2011 2:15 pm

    #111 and #119

    Phil Niekro in 24 seasons was 318-274, with a very respectable 3.35 ERA.


  181. Hawaiianbod June 17, 2011 2:17 pm

    Welcome to the Warrior family, Jaloni!


  182. d1shima (Aria'd) June 17, 2011 2:18 pm

    duffer,

    Any time you get appointment with Ralph he say, “You no look so good.” πŸ˜†


  183. Hawaiianbod June 17, 2011 2:18 pm

    Ralph – aren’t all Raider Nation fans optimist?


  184. warriorsun June 17, 2011 2:18 pm

    169.

    u cant teach old divers new tricks.


  185. Iwonderwhytheyhateme June 17, 2011 2:19 pm

    My great grandmother’s name is Yoo Suk. Thanks ST.


  186. Iwonderwhytheyhateme June 17, 2011 2:20 pm

    Kazz,

    Doubt Forcier is going to have a visit now.


  187. d1shima (Aria'd) June 17, 2011 2:21 pm

    Yoo Too? 😈


  188. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 2:30 pm

    My Korean name is: OK SUN (Pure Jade)

    and it is not pronounced oxen.


  189. Kazz June 17, 2011 2:31 pm

    I wanna host a CC.

    Only catch is EVERYONE that posts today MUST show up and there is no food.

    Just athletic tape only.

    Blog Fight Club.

    I’m sure get one abandoned house in Palolo we can use.

    Gauntlet-style. ME FIRST.


  190. Da Punchbowl Kid June 17, 2011 2:32 pm

    Happy Birthday to sj macro!


  191. Da Punchbowl Kid June 17, 2011 2:32 pm

    Welcome aborad Jaloni!


  192. OTTO June 17, 2011 2:33 pm

    I think someone needs to go back and look at the real estate documents for the land that sits under and around the stadium. I think when the State & US Navy negotiated the land transfer there were some restrictions. I vaguely remember a news story about how commercial development is not allowed. One of the challenges in having non-traditional events is the surrounding neighborhood complains about noise. They use to have drifting in the parking lot, but stopped due to noise. That one group tried drive-in movies but it only lasted that one summer. MMA (UFC) talked about having an event but I think that new law regulating MMA (and taking % of the gate) stopped that???? Construction the last two summers have stopped any events (including HS graduations). I’m not driving out to Kapolei or Makakilo to watch football…


  193. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 2:34 pm

    No food?

    I WON’T be there.

    lol


  194. Da Punchbowl Kid June 17, 2011 2:34 pm

    aboard even… 😳


  195. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 2:35 pm

    Otto, catch the rail to the games.


  196. iwonderwhytheyhateme June 17, 2011 2:41 pm

    Driving by the stadium recently, the first thing that came to mind was the Green Bay Packers.


  197. Kazz June 17, 2011 2:43 pm

    OTTO:

    June 17th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I think someone needs to go back and look at the real estate documents for the land that sits under and around the stadium. I think when the State & US Navy negotiated the land transfer there were some restrictions. I vaguely remember a news story about how commercial development is not allowed. One of the challenges in having non-traditional events is the surrounding neighborhood complains about noise. They use to have drifting in the parking lot, but stopped due to noise. That one group tried drive-in movies but it only lasted that one summer. MMA (UFC) talked about having an event but I think that new law regulating MMA (and taking % of the gate) stopped that???? Construction the last two summers have stopped any events (including HS graduations). I’m not driving out to Kapolei or Makakilo to watch football…

    Don’t forget those that complained the lights at Les Murakami Stadium at night were “too bright”.

    See… there’s that infamous COMPLAINING we like to issue out here in Hawaii as if it was free money.

    See post #173.

    No like noise, move your okole to Waimea on the Big Island.

    I think in about 20 years, the “noise” complaints will eventually *ahem* die out.


  198. Kazz June 17, 2011 2:46 pm

    iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    June 17th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Driving by the stadium recently, the first thing that came to mind was the Green Bay Packers.

    Really? REALLY! really… really…

    If the new paint was BLACK would you then think of UH Football? Maybe silver?

    Not cool man. Not cool.

    You cool, but just for this comment, you and me should “tro” one time.


  199. jm2375 June 17, 2011 2:49 pm

    dos cien.

    Kazz – #198 – laterz dey gonna complain about da black cows their cars when hit. πŸ™„


  200. iwonderwhytheyhateme June 17, 2011 2:50 pm

    #199,

    Lol. C’mon you gotta admit that the yellow and green combo looks more GBish. haha. Hopefully they will paint it around all green.


  201. whitey June 17, 2011 2:51 pm

    Jaloni Williams, welcome to da warriors and my best to you and your family on your new adventure in life.


  202. whitey June 17, 2011 2:55 pm

    st, that is a good one, so next time on the dark side, going ask merchant if name is Yoo Suk.


  203. d1shima (Aria'd) June 17, 2011 2:59 pm

    whitey,

    No ways you going be the first to ask that! πŸ™‚


  204. Kazz June 17, 2011 3:11 pm

    oH…

    I FORGOT about the YELLOW!

    Nevermind, yeah… Packer country indeed. πŸ™


  205. warriorsun June 17, 2011 3:12 pm

    193.

    u r correct. there are covenants contained in the land transfer.

    neil, plans on skirting the wording with a “public purpose” hitch in the development plan

    that requires a portion of the propertity to be dedicated to affordable housing or something of that nature that he can color with well-meaning intents…. these were the schemes he would shout-down at in hemmingway hall during his john q citizen days at manoa.

    the concept neil is adopting is the same old model used to sway public opinion over and over. nothing new here….


  206. A-joe June 17, 2011 3:16 pm

    Kazz- Even on the Big Island astronomers complain about light pollution. They’d prefer the entire island to go back to candle light at night.

    As I’ve said before, the stadium sits idle well over 3/4 of the year. It should be a destination. The state should build a multi-purpose government facility onsight within the stadium. Put Satellite halls of the City, State and Federal. Have extra rooms and halls that businesses and the public could rent out. Create retail space. Drop in an anchor tenant.

    The current 4 year 120 million re-paint/retouching job being done to the stadium is embarrassingly ridiculous. Stanford tore down and rebuilt a brand new $90 million stadium in 9 months.

    NINE MONTHS!!!

    Eh, -if the Navy complains about commercial development then tell them we’ll pull the plug on their brand new port extension they plan to build at Hilo Harbor for Aircraft Carriers that will shuttle soldiers to and from Pohakuloa.


  207. jm2375 June 17, 2011 3:19 pm

    scratch DeShawn Mitchell off the list …

    Junior college guard DeShawn Mitchell, a dynamic part of the Hawaii men’s basketball team’s 2011-12 recruiting class, did not meet NCAA academic requirements and will not join the Rainbow Warriors, UH coach Gib Arnold confirmed today.

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/124113709.html


  208. Iwonderwhytheyhateme June 17, 2011 3:29 pm

    Wasn’t Mitchell one of the more high profile recruits we had in a while?


  209. whitey June 17, 2011 3:32 pm

    d1, should rephrase, going to the darkside merchants and ask each one individually (in private) if their name is YS. Neva can tell, I may find the merchant. hoooohaaaaa.


  210. Kazz June 17, 2011 3:41 pm

    A-Joe,

    Ehhh… well, it’s astronomers the “light-pollution” they cite would effect their work.


  211. chopsueyboy June 17, 2011 3:49 pm

    Good luck Coach Tommy for tomorrows benefit walk.

    Here’s last year’s article

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/12625707/uh-coach-will-walk-37-miles-to-raise-money-for-daughter?redirected=true


  212. Ralph June 17, 2011 4:05 pm

    A Joe, although there is an appreciable time difference, back in 1968 Kansas State built a brand new stadium from the ground up to seat 35,000 for 1.6 million dollars. In 1998 they added sky boxes and suites to increase capacity to 50,000 for an additional 13 million.

    In Hawaii, we are paying 100 million to repaint and refurbish rusting metal and sun burnt seats. Sand blasting, welding and painting the stadium cost more that the entire KSU stadium even after adjusting for inflation.


  213. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 4:24 pm

    Well, if a stadium is built in Kapolei, it should be DOMED because of the heat over there.

    Kapolei is much hotter than Halawa.


  214. d1shima June 17, 2011 4:29 pm

    …who cares if one will never leave the living room to watch an event?


  215. Kazz June 17, 2011 4:31 pm

    Kansas State 1968 – 35,000 seat = 1.6 million

    Honolulu, HI 1975 – 50,000 seat = 38 million


  216. Kazz June 17, 2011 4:33 pm

    A dome stadium is an unjustifiable structure given our climate.

    Besides, the advantage would still go to the home team. Yeah it may be “hotter” but it’s all relevant when mainland teams still feel the need to use misting fans when there is shade over Halawa.


  217. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 4:34 pm

    I care for you guys!


  218. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 4:35 pm

    I think Kekoa’s house over there has central air.

    A necessity.


  219. Kazz June 17, 2011 4:36 pm

    We can handle.

    If I had my wish, it would DOWNPOUR every home game.

    Gives you a sense of recklessness in the stands without having to be drunk.


  220. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 4:37 pm

    When the gov talks about building a smaller stadium, I wonder how small.


  221. d1shima June 17, 2011 4:40 pm

    no more than 5’4″


  222. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 4:43 pm

    My aunt and uncle are going to move to Kapolei when their retirement facility is finished.

    Hoping Kapolei does not become another densely populated community like Salt Lake or Waikiki.


  223. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 17, 2011 4:44 pm

    In between meetings so cannot go into a lot of details right now but I want to provide information about the entire Aloha Stadium site. It is owned by the Navy on a long-term lease to the State of Hawai`i since 1968. There are a number of restrictions as to what can and cannot be done on the site which will stay with the physical property when it is transferred to the State sometime during the next couple of years.

    There have been discussions for almost a decade about exchanging land owned by the Department of Land & Natural Resources for the Stadium site, but that did not get completed before Lingle left office.

    As I understand it, the discussions with the Abercrombie Administration are not dead but not going ahead full bore although there are certainly a lot of people in & out of state government who would like to see the exchange move forward.

    However, anything that could reasonably fall under the definition of recreation can be held on the property without violating its intent. One of these days I plan to find out how a swap meet can be defined this way. I suppose shopping could be a fun thing to do.

    In order to remove the restrictions on the land, not only must the transfer/exchange take place but also the United State Congress must remove the recreational usage restrictions and the Hawai`i State Legislature must pass legislation clearly defining what can and cannot be done with the property.

    Best Case Scenario: The summer of 2013.

    The next meeting of the Stadium Authority is on Thursday, June 30, starting at 10 am. I am scheduled for an APEC seminar that same morning so I probably will not attend the Authority meeting.

    I strongly urge that those of you who are on O`ahu who care about the future of Aloha Stadium and who have a couple of hours free that day to attend the meeting. I’ll post the Agenda when it is released a week from now.

    Arrrgghhhh!! Back to work.


  224. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 4:47 pm

    WDoc, thanks for the update and info.


  225. Wes'side Warrior June 17, 2011 5:05 pm

    Got a chance to take care of some stuff today… AND… meet with A-House! Good to talk story (and take pictures) with good people! Mahalo, Mr. & Mrs. A-House (& Midori).

    Gotta head outside for some yard work at my parent’s place in Honokai now. Laterz!


  226. d1shima June 17, 2011 5:32 pm

    Welcome home Wesside Warrior!


  227. Hawaiianbod June 17, 2011 5:41 pm

    God bless WW!


  228. Old Diver June 17, 2011 6:19 pm

    #185

    I’m not looking for an argument, I just want further details about your post.


  229. al June 17, 2011 7:16 pm

    so ralphie…were your ears itching a bit today.

    seems that i was speaking with classmate of your brother.


  230. al June 17, 2011 7:18 pm

    the only way to prove the one term governor is to rock the stadium.

    can we average 40k plus this year?

    i know we will in 2012.

    that would put egg on his face.


  231. wafan June 17, 2011 7:24 pm

    Happy birthday wishes to SJ!

    Whoo-hoo!!!


  232. wafan June 17, 2011 7:24 pm

    Nytal!


  233. Ralph June 17, 2011 7:31 pm

    Al you had time to talk while eating two bowls of soup with your lunch, or was that yesterday


  234. al June 17, 2011 7:33 pm

    soup was yesterday,


  235. gigi-hawaii June 17, 2011 7:53 pm

    Progresso makes the best canned soup available.

    Love N.E. clam chowder.


  236. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:19 pm

    Surprised Mitchell was ruled out.

    I thought newcomers had until August to get it going.


  237. Stephen Tsai June 17, 2011 8:20 pm

    Chunky’s NE Clam Chowder is better.


  238. chopsueyboy June 17, 2011 8:38 pm

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