Hold your breath

During repair work on the UH athletic complex, the presence of asbestos was detected.
An asbestos-removal project for the first floor is set for next week. According to a person familiar with the situation, those working there were told not to work there Monday and Tuesday. Alhough the project will last the entire week, those deemed “essential” are asked to return Wednesday.
But employees are understandably wary. One employee is pregnant and in her second trimester.
Another employee had been working in an office where asbestos was supposedly found.
There is a three-stage process. The third floor is set for asbestos removal in mid-January — the home stretch of football recruiting.

* * *

A Cadillac blocked the path where I usually park for practice. Grrr. Turns out the owner is Rinda Brooks, one of the Greg McMackin’s first great pass-rushers. He still looks like he can play. I guess, he can park there. This time.

* * *

We’re giving away two tickets to Friday’s volleyball match between WAC champion UH and Cal Poly. If you post today, you’re automatically entered in the drawing.


  1. jojo ® November 26, 2008 12:05 pm


  2. tommui November 26, 2008 12:05 pm

    Top ten!

    Inform the media!

  3. tommui November 26, 2008 12:06 pm

    Aloha Jojo!

  4. letsgowarriors November 26, 2008 12:09 pm


  5. truegreen November 26, 2008 12:09 pm

    Woo hoo, top 5 again!

    Breathing easy here.

  6. Hawaiianbod November 26, 2008 12:10 pm

    top 15 (5x)!

    top 10

    top 5

    WOO HOO!!!

  7. Pauoa Boy November 26, 2008 12:10 pm

    Top 10

  8. homey November 26, 2008 12:10 pm

    Is there a cattle call this Friday?

    Damn, I was posting on the previous blog topic not knowing this was here…

  9. Hawaiianbod November 26, 2008 12:11 pm

    top 5 – NOT

  10. homey November 26, 2008 12:11 pm

    Where did the homey clan go?

  11. Kazz November 26, 2008 12:12 pm

    Asbestos?!?!?!? You gotta be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. HiFlyer November 26, 2008 12:12 pm

    alright more tickets, morning jojo, tommui and the rest of the tsaikos.

  13. Committed Road Warrior November 26, 2008 12:13 pm

    Top 15.

  14. homey November 26, 2008 12:13 pm

    You mean they didn’t know the material they used in the construction contained asbestos?

  15. homey November 26, 2008 12:13 pm

    Top 100!

  16. MeiLing November 26, 2008 12:14 pm

    Cattle Call? It’s almost lunchtime…

  17. homey November 26, 2008 12:15 pm

    Curveball – get a haircut!

    T-gaters – don’t forget to bring your baseball gloves this Saturday.

  18. jojo ® November 26, 2008 12:16 pm

    tommui – when was the last time I saw you? Last year? Oh boy…

  19. homey November 26, 2008 12:16 pm

    Must be a slow sports day since the topic is about asbestos…

  20. Ronnie November 26, 2008 12:16 pm

    Yee Haw a new post!

    Bummer! Asbestos in the ceiling!

    A friend of mine decided to save money and remove the asbestos in her townhome ceiling on her own. She and her fiancé had to buy special hazmat gear and pay extra for proper disposal. What a pain it was, but she saved money…

  21. Rob25 November 26, 2008 12:17 pm

    Hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

  22. homey November 26, 2008 12:18 pm

    jojo – tommui still looks the same.

  23. Kekoa November 26, 2008 12:20 pm

    Maui No Ka Oe!

    SF took The Mrs and Kimana for a wild ride. Me & pops had to rescue them.

    I gotta send them back on HAL. Mrs K is still looking a little green around da gills! Poor ting no can handle da Molokai Channel.

  24. homey November 26, 2008 12:20 pm

    Ronnie – Your friends were protected but now the tenants in the adjoining townhome have mesothelioma.

  25. Ronnie November 26, 2008 12:21 pm

    I just have to carry my off-topic rant over from yesterday’s blog…

    Today, I read one of the “lamest” quotes I’ve ever seen. It was in an article about how an additional Yorba Linda reservoir was approved and paid for but never built. Not a big deal except that of the 19 homes damaged or destroyed in one neighborhood, “at least five burned because fire hydrants went dry, fire fighters said.”

    There are 100 homes in the neighborhood. That means that at least 5% of the neighborhood was destroyed because building the reservoir “was stalled over the [past 30] years by indecision among residential developers, competing water district projects and negotiations with environmentalists.”

    Ready for the quote? Here it is…

    “It was a problem of too much fire, not a problem of not enough water,” said water district spokesman Laer Pearce.

    Sorry C_C and Colt, lame is too good for what this quote is!

  26. SteveM November 26, 2008 12:22 pm

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    Is there a cattle call this Friday?

    You make the call homey! I’m in if it involves burning meat on a gas grill 🙂

    Mei Ling — probably no Cattle Call today. A proper cattle call requires 1.5 hours advance notice… 😆

  27. Ronnie November 26, 2008 12:23 pm

    Kekoa – I’m with the Mrs… I’d much rather fly!

  28. Rob25 November 26, 2008 12:24 pm

    curveball – I have your fruit bowl and will be bringing it to the tailgate this Saturday.

    Kymry – I have your salad tongs and will bring them also.

    homey – Are you bringing some weird animal parts on Saturday?

    Hi Ronnie…did you talk to Rich yet?

  29. homey November 26, 2008 12:25 pm

    Did SteveM just initiate a cc at Camellia?

    Gotta make the Longs Drugs trip…bbl

  30. Rob25 November 26, 2008 12:27 pm

    Hi Kekoa!

    I want to take a ride on the Super Ferry but will wait until summer when the waters are calmer. I heard the channel can be rough!

  31. d1島 November 26, 2008 12:27 pm

    How long ago was this stuff installed?
    Seems like I’ve been seeing “Leave-it, Yo-money, and Summoa” TV ads forever about asbestos suits. Was there awareness of the problem at initial construction?
    Who’s budget is this coming out of?
    Two steps forward, three steps back 🙄

  32. Ronnie November 26, 2008 12:28 pm

    Hi Rob!

    I did. IM me when you have the chance.

  33. SteveM November 26, 2008 12:29 pm

    Kekoa — tell the Mrs. not to read, play cards, or do anything that requires thinking while on small vessels like the Super Ferry! Hmmmm–I guess that’s why cruse ships are so much fun. 😐

  34. A-House November 26, 2008 12:29 pm


    Stretch already booked and paid for his airline tickets to Seattle and Vegas.

    We are close behind and may get it all done next week.

    U staying at the Flamingo Hilton next Sept? Never tried their craps table, but it would be a good time!!

    Can all the Tsaikos hear it: “come and get me, come and get me, COME AND GET ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I loved City Slickers.

  35. d1島 November 26, 2008 12:30 pm


    Glad you folks arrived safely. Sorry to read the casualty list though.
    Hopefully they recover in time to enjoy Turkey Day!

  36. Kekoa November 26, 2008 12:33 pm

    Great experience. Best service I have ever had! Full refund adjustment on the 2 returns fares. I will ride it to Kauai wen Liz is put in charge.

  37. FloridaTed November 26, 2008 12:34 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding me ! After all those years and everything that’s known about Asbestos, I can’t believe that there are still public, or even private, places still left with this horrible stuff. I wouldn’t go near this place until it’s done.

  38. d1島 November 26, 2008 12:34 pm

    Gotta go get replacement Xmas lightbulbs….


  39. Loa November 26, 2008 12:37 pm

    afternoon gang!

    how’s everybody doing?

    happy pre turkey day!

  40. SteveM November 26, 2008 12:38 pm

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    Did SteveM just initiate a cc at Camellia?

    Nah–that’s Al’s chore. I just eat and do some Karaoke Calls. But here’s giving minimum 1.5 hour advance notice, just in case… 🙄

  41. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2008 12:38 pm

    I think the complex was completed in 1982 or 1983 (my first or second senior year at UH).
    That seems pretty late.
    Then again, this is the state that built the viaduct that didn’t connect, the softball stadium in which home plate could not be viewed from 80 percent of the seats, and came up with the belief that Aloha Stadium would rust, to a point, then stop.

  42. Pete Jek November 26, 2008 12:38 pm

    Go UH Wahine. A sure victory over Cal Poly awaits on Friday.

  43. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2008 12:39 pm

    I already loaded my iPod with Christmas songs.

  44. Loa November 26, 2008 12:39 pm

    asbestos – i thought the stuff was outlawed long time ago

  45. Loa November 26, 2008 12:42 pm

    1982? sheesh, i guess that is a long time ago

  46. djmitcho November 26, 2008 12:44 pm

    I loaded my iPod with Christmas songs last night!

  47. Loa November 26, 2008 12:44 pm

    i remember we had this white popcorn ceiling that they sprayed some kind solution on to seal the asbestos in, they told us was cheaper to contain then remove

  48. Loa November 26, 2008 12:46 pm

    ST – so how was practice today?

  49. djmitcho November 26, 2008 12:47 pm

    1982 – I was 10 years old and in the 5th grade at Ka’ahumanu Elementary

  50. Long Time UH Fan November 26, 2008 12:47 pm

    When I was a young apprentice machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard I was exposed to broken asbestos lagging on hot water pipes on board the ships. We were so lolo at that time not knowing how dangerous that stuff was until workers started to die from cancer (including my uncle).

    If I were the workers I wouldn’t go in there until the project was completely cleared of that stuff…

  51. Jack Flash November 26, 2008 12:48 pm

    The water is way more calm coming home from Maui- following seas. Happy Thanksgiving!

  52. Loa November 26, 2008 12:53 pm

    Kekoa – #36 – at first glance i thought you was talking about the dark side

  53. Addahknowsports© November 26, 2008 12:55 pm

    Hi Loa! Welcome back!

    Just got back from the market. Uh…it’s a little nuts out there.

  54. Committed Road Warrior November 26, 2008 12:56 pm

    Gloomy weather outside. Makes me want to go to sleep…..

  55. Loa November 26, 2008 12:56 pm

    hiya Asports!
    happy to be back

  56. Stretch November 26, 2008 12:58 pm

    Howzit Loa – long time no see.

  57. Stretch November 26, 2008 1:01 pm

    I was reading the article on Colt this morning and the quote by Fred Davis reminded me of a certain Tsaiko who I will not name.

    “He’s so lame,” fellow rookie Fred Davis said

  58. Loa November 26, 2008 1:01 pm

    Long Time UH Fan – hope you got yourself checked out after that exposure
    i remember being sent to a physical at the shipyard and i ask my boss what for then he tells me they gotta get one radiation baseline before you work by the reactors
    what? no wonder my hair falling out

  59. King Katonk November 26, 2008 1:02 pm

    I don’t know if anyone mention this but Pat Forde of ESPN wrote a nice little blurb about the Warriors. Here is the link to the article (see #27)…


    I almost didn’t read the entire feature; I got stuck on the Jessica Gomes photo.

    Anyway, I want to wish the entire Warrior Nation a Happy Thanksgiving.

    BTW – Saturday’s score: 45 – Warriors / 13 – Wazoooo.

  60. las vegas November 26, 2008 1:02 pm

    From NY Times circa 1989

    Until it was outlawed in the early 1970’s, asbestos was used to insulate, soundproof and fireproof buildings. The vast majority of buildings constructed in major cities between 1920 and 1970 contain asbestos. These structures include some of New York’s most famous – from the Pan Am Building to Madison Square Garden.

    Outlawed in the early 1970’s? and still here? not cool at all.

  61. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2008 1:03 pm

    Practice was good today.
    Graunke showed up, but then left abruptly. He did not practice.
    Pilares did not practice. I don’t think Pilares or Mouton will play this week.

  62. Loa November 26, 2008 1:03 pm

    howzit Stretch!
    no more practice report?

  63. Loa November 26, 2008 1:05 pm

    ST – thanks for the report

  64. Stretch November 26, 2008 1:07 pm

    Loa – ST don’t call me with the practice reports anymore so no can post them, the cell phone don’t catch here on Kauai, too far away. I just have to wait along with everyone else.

  65. Loa November 26, 2008 1:10 pm

    Tyler, Kealoha, Ryan – get well soon!

  66. Zatoichi November 26, 2008 1:10 pm

    I think the asbestos they found was in the drywall compound, it’s where most of it was found on campus. I also know some of it is in the flooring tiles, usually the glue used for the tiles. I do work on campus as a subcontractor and usually that is the warning before we enter a building.

  67. Loa November 26, 2008 1:11 pm

    Stretch – 😆 maybe gotta give SJ & Myki your cel no.

  68. madeinhawaii November 26, 2008 1:11 pm

    Wow… asbestos… that just goes to show you that nobody’s been doing any real maintenance for a long long LONG time. egads!

    Aloha all! Hope your Thanksgiving eve is going well.

    For anyone interested… the NaKoa lunch report has been posted by UHWarriors


  69. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 1:13 pm

    Thanks for your comment on the last blog, I think. Although there’s no line waiting for chawan. You don’t have to worry at basketball games. No one is gonna rush the seats in a stampede to get to me. Your seat is safe.

  70. Loa November 26, 2008 1:15 pm

    las vegas – thanks for the info, hmmm, if was outlawed in the 70’s i wonder got installed in 82-83?

  71. lab rat November 26, 2008 1:15 pm

    Ha, ha how people worry about asbestos in buildings when it has been used in brakes and clutches for centuries.

    ST who were the runningbacks used at practice??

  72. las vegas November 26, 2008 1:19 pm

    too bad about TG, what a waste of potential.
    if he had kept his head on straight and his nose clean,
    UH should have beaten the Spartans and Aggies and would already
    be bowl eligible at 8-3.
    Good luck in your future endeavors post UH.

  73. Da Punchbowl Kid November 26, 2008 1:19 pm


  74. Da Punchbowl Kid November 26, 2008 1:21 pm

    All dat true, Senor Vegas. All the best to Tyler.

  75. Loa November 26, 2008 1:26 pm

    Princess Leila – thank you for the story and video’s on Colt

  76. HiFlyer November 26, 2008 1:27 pm

    more video from the princess.


  77. Da Punchbowl Kid November 26, 2008 1:28 pm

    The number two son comes in at midnight tonight. He’s 24. He’d prolly like to watch a womens collegiate volley ball game.

  78. LizKauai [Believer] November 26, 2008 1:31 pm

    Happy day before Thanksgiving!


  79. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 1:39 pm

    oh, and since everyone will be too busy tomorrow eating, watching football and sleeping, i’d better say it today.

    Happy Turkey Day!
    Thanks to you all for everything!

    rest up friday (unless you’re a crazy black friday shopper) for game day on Saturday!

  80. Loa November 26, 2008 1:41 pm

    Stephen –
    if by chance my name gets pulled for the VB tickets, please give them to DPK & son

  81. g-nalo November 26, 2008 1:42 pm


    Stretch already booked and paid for his airline tickets to Seattle and Vegas.

    We are close behind and may get it all done next week.

    U staying at the Flamingo Hilton next Sept? Never tried their craps table, but it would be a good time!!

    Can all the Tsaikos hear it: “come and get me, come and get me, COME AND GET ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I loved City Slickers.

    haaaa, what say you Mr. A-House?

    yep most likely Flamingo and yep, would be a good time “ja like” Rio. but don’t let ME touch the dice else three and out.

  82. Kazz November 26, 2008 1:43 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    November 26th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I don’t think Pilares or Mouton will play this week.

    If Wazzu is truly as bad as MANY people have said they are, then it would be best if they are kept healthy. I hope Rego will see more time on Saturday if Pilares isn’t ready to go.

    As for Mouton, our secondary hasn’t been as tight as many of us thought in the beginning of the season, so his absence will be missed, but again, if Wazzu’s QB folds under pressure like how MANY said he does, then our front seven is talented enough to cause problems.

    Still, to not have those two in any game gives the other team two more chances to beat us.

  83. Kazz November 26, 2008 1:50 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    November 26th, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    The number two son comes in at midnight tonight. He’s 24. He’d prolly like to watch a womens collegiate volley ball game.


    Hope all is well. Friday night will be a great night to spend in Majestic Manoa. Hope to see you there!

  84. Long Time UH Fan November 26, 2008 1:51 pm


    There were no significant traces of asbestos; so I was OK. At the time I was working at PHNS, they were overhauling the sub USS Sargo. Some workers made tons of $$ working O/T and bought houses in Pacific Palisades for $25K. And they absorbed a lot of radiation; I wonder what the limits of milliroengtens was at that time and was it worth the money if they were overexposed…

  85. Jay November 26, 2008 1:54 pm

    Mesothelioma sucks big donkey.

    Speaking of which, (mesothelioma, not the donkey) we’ve got a world renowned mesothelioma researcher, Dr Michele Carbone at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.

  86. Loa November 26, 2008 1:55 pm

    ok gang, was nice to chat with erryone today even only for short time

    have a safe and happy thanksgiving

    i’ll be down the road from homey’s alma mater this long weekend seeking shade


  87. Long Time UH Fan November 26, 2008 1:57 pm


    Post #82, I agree. Like D1Shima said “watch out for the trap”..just like Utah State game. For amusement purposes, I see that the Warriors are 28.5 point favorite over Wazzu. I hope the Warriors don’t pay any attention to that and focus on winning the game.

  88. KymryKauai November 26, 2008 1:58 pm

    Rob25: No worry about bringing my salad tongs.

    Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone!

  89. HiFlyer November 26, 2008 1:59 pm

    re: asbestos

  90. jm2375 November 26, 2008 2:02 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!

    Only a few more hours to go, then I get to brave the crowds at the grocery stores. Ugh. Went to Costco yesterday and the place was more of a madhouse than usual.

    Early Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  91. HiFlyer November 26, 2008 2:02 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving day to all, time to get ready for work see you on Saturday or hopefully some of you on Friday night.

  92. homey November 26, 2008 2:03 pm

    …brought over from the last blog topic:

    A-House – Last I saw Lucas Ingram he was around 6′4″ and a soaking wet 195#’s. He put on that much weight in one year? WOW!

  93. Jason November 26, 2008 2:04 pm

    Rinda Brooks, that’s a name we haven’t heard in a while. What is he up to nowadays?

    Okay, gotta run.

  94. homey November 26, 2008 2:05 pm

    Rob25 – Just eat what we bring!

  95. jm2375 November 26, 2008 2:06 pm

    Oh yeah, Kekoa, next time, da Mrs. should sleep on the ferry. It helped me get through the rough (queasy) parts. And don’t eat anything heavy or greasy before boarding.

  96. homey November 26, 2008 2:07 pm

    bunch of landlubbers…

  97. Kazz November 26, 2008 2:11 pm

    Long Time UH Fan:

    November 26th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Post #82, I agree. Like D1Shima said “watch out for the trap”..just like Utah State game. For amusement purposes, I see that the Warriors are 28.5 point favorite over Wazzu. I hope the Warriors don’t pay any attention to that and focus on winning the game.

    Yes sir! Indeed! When Wazzu’s beat writer told Bobby Curran “we’re most likely not as good as Idaho”, I screamed “B.S.!!!”

    Wazzu has that pesky PAC-10 pride thing, they have “PAC-10” athletes, etc…


  98. A-House November 26, 2008 2:15 pm


    I think the 3 of us were like 3 n out the whole time on the Rio tables – that really sucked!!

    Maybe change of venue will bring us real good luck.

  99. Kazz November 26, 2008 2:16 pm


    ***FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES*** I would NOT be surprised if we can’t cover those 28-points.

    For two reasons:
    -PAC 10 team.
    -Coach Mack won’t run the score up. (Don’t ask me what happened against Idaho)

    Besides with the possiblity of Pilares and Mouton sidelined, the spread might get a little smaller.

  100. Kazz November 26, 2008 2:18 pm

    UH 38
    Washington State 17

  101. homey November 26, 2008 2:19 pm

    Kazz – if this was a Florida Gator blog they’d be saying their scout team could beat Wazzou. We know better…our Wahine volleyball team could beat them. 😆

    Seriously, the coaches will get the players prepared and focused. Time for celebration is when the referee blows the final whistle or when the fluffy lady sings…whichever comes first.

  102. Stretch November 26, 2008 2:19 pm

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:15 pm
    I think the 3 of us were like 3 n out the whole time on the Rio tables – that really sucked!!

    Come on now, don’t put me in the same category as g-nalo when it comes to craps. Although he did claim to roll pretty good a few weeks back, but I wasn’t there to witness it.

  103. lab rat November 26, 2008 2:20 pm

    The battle against Wussie will be up front. Same with Cincy.

  104. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 26, 2008 2:25 pm

    Early Good Afternoon Everyone:

    Wrote a DrDoc update for the last blog but accidently bleeped it when some e-mail came in.

    Quick summary: DD is doing VERY well and has returned to work on a part-time basis about 12 to 18 hours a week which he’ll gradually increase over the next couple of months. His stamina level is still way too low to do much of anything beyond that – except for going to sporting events. He is walking up to 3/4 a mile every day and needs to increase that to at least three miles a day five days a week before he can go back to working out at the YMCA.

    Although we skipped last Saturday’s game because of the junk weather – the last thing he needs is to get a cold – we have been going to various arena sports events. The only one we missed over the past 12 days was the WAC final game because he didn’t wake up from his nap until about 20 minutes before the first serve.

    Two major hassles we’re still dealing with are food and yardwork. DD’s limited to 2000 mgs.of sodium a day. Even though we don’t even have salt in the house and haven’t ever, most commercially prepared foods whether purchased in a store or at a restaurant are loaded with sodium. In fact, we were told that the average adult-in-good-health’s daily diet in Hawai`i contains well over 10,000 mgs of sodium.

    The yardwork stuff is a challenge – especially the back yard which is really in bad shape. A client of mine came over to mow the front lawn after the guy living next door to us complained to the landlord about how carppy it looked, but the back yard is way worse.

    Fortunately, the jerk next door cannot see the back yard because of the 6 foot redwood fence. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to pay a yard service – the cheapest one we’ve contacted wants $250. I bought a scythe the other day to cut down the weeds’ngrass which are now almost waist-jhigh, but it will take me at least ten hours to cut it all down by hand so that I can push a lawnmower through the ankle-high remainder. I tried using a weedwacker, but I couldn’t control it very well and was concerned I’d wind up cutting up something valuable like my legs or Saturn The Dog.

    Am back at work myself – first task is making courtesy calls to legislators. FYI: The new chair of Senate Higher Education, Jill Tokuda, happens to be my state senator. The big issue with respect to UH $$$$ is that the Gov has not issued bonds for various projects which were passed in the last two sessions whgich will expire next July if not released.

    Rep. Jerry Chang will continue on as Chair of the Committee on Higher Education in the State House. His new Vice Chair is Mark Nakashima, another Big Island legislator elected for the first time this year. Mark Takai is also on this Committeel.

    Rep. Angus McKelvey (West Maui) is the new Chair and Isaac Choy, the new rep from Manoa is the Vice Chair of the Economic Revitalization, Business and Military Affairs Committee which oversees the Aloha Stadium. Mark Takai also sits on this Committee.

    Here is information from Wikipedia about asbestos & its removal:

    Many buildings contain asbestos, which was used in spray-applied flame retardant, thermal system insulation, and in a variety of other materials. Asbestos was sometimes “flocked” above false ceilings, inside technical ducts, and in many other small spaces where firefighters would have difficulty gaining access. Structural components like asbestos panels were also used. In residences, asbestos was often a component of a type of flocked acoustic ceiling called “popcorn ceiling” or “cottage cheese ceiling”, until its production was banned in the U.S. in 1978. However, the ban allowed installers to use up remaining stocks, so houses built as late as 1986 could still have asbestos in their acoustic ceilings. The only way to be sure is to remove a sample and have it tested by a competent laboratory.

    Depending on how and where asbestos was applied, it might not pose any risk to most users of the building. If the fibers cannot become dislodged, they cannot be inhaled, and thus the asbestos poses no risk.

    However, some methods of applying asbestos, particularly flocking, allow asbestos fibers to gradually drop off into the air. Asbestos poses hazards to maintenance personnel who have to drill holes in walls for installation of cables or pipes.

    Even if the workers are protected, such maintenance operation may release fibers into the air, which may be inhaled by others. Interventions in areas where asbestos is present often have to follow stringent procedures.


  105. A-House November 26, 2008 2:34 pm


    Not putting anybody into a special category, but we were pretty bad at Rio – should have gone NO PASS.

  106. letsgowarriors November 26, 2008 3:01 pm

    didnt rinda brooks make an impact after mack left. i thought it was ulbrich then rinda. he wore #1.

  107. homey November 26, 2008 3:19 pm

    Rinda Brooks…He played linebacker right? I remember him getting hurt a lot.

  108. KealiiKahumoku November 26, 2008 3:21 pm

    Rinda Brooks. Man, that’s a name of the past. I remember him being pegged as the hardest hitter on the team. Nice to hear names of our Warrior genealogy now and then.

  109. homey November 26, 2008 3:24 pm

    So Brooks played for VonAppen and Jones? Sheesh, my brain cells aren’t communicating with each other…all 10 of them.

  110. Hoopfan November 26, 2008 3:27 pm

    Does anyone know the status of Miah Ostrowski? I’m assuming he redshirted for football this year (if he’s enrolled), but wondering why he isn’t playing basketball. I think he could have contributed at point guard this year.

  111. J-Dog November 26, 2008 3:34 pm

    Matt Harding was one of my favorites. It was always exciting when the other team had to kick a field goal against us.

  112. homey November 26, 2008 3:35 pm

    I think he is redshirting this season.

  113. protector November 26, 2008 3:38 pm

    I just can’t believe the spread is that big! The insidious aspect to that is that if UH struggles, they’ll be perceived as a lousy team. If they win convincingly, they were “supposed to” win big, so it doesn’t mean anything. It’s a lose-lose situation. Oh yeah–what if they perchance lose?? I don’t even want to entertain that thought. I want them to “bank” that Sheraton Hawaii Bowl now & not have to wait for the Cinci game.

  114. jojo ® November 26, 2008 3:41 pm

    Cattle Call?

  115. letsgowarriors November 26, 2008 3:43 pm

    miah ostrowski is redshirting. you can tell which players are redshirting bc they dont suit up for games. rumor on the boards is that Nash told ostrowski to not bother trying out for bball.

  116. Bulla November 26, 2008 3:43 pm

    If I don’t get on before tomorrow….

  117. homey November 26, 2008 3:44 pm

    jojo – plan it and they will come.

  118. Bulla November 26, 2008 3:44 pm


  119. Bulla November 26, 2008 3:46 pm

    if any of you have some spare time and feel bored, stressed, overworked, underworked, ambitious, lazy, cultured, idiotic, creative, worthless, happy, sad, helpful, more lazy, selfish or selfless…..the list is absolutely endless…..

    there is a great book to read, it is short, well written, and applicable to one and all

    The Purpose of Christmas, by Rick Warren

  120. Bulla November 26, 2008 3:48 pm

    it’s not a heavy book, but one that puts a lot of things in perspective….same author of ‘A Purpose Driven Life’. enjoy, and if not, still enjoy…………….

    make memories, make memories, make memories…………..

  121. homey November 26, 2008 3:49 pm

    protector – it’s only for amusement purposes… 😆 Whether the Warriors win by 1 point or many doesn’t really make a difference because then they become bowl eligible. It’s not like they are undefeated and have BCS aspirations like last season when they seemingly struggled against UDub in the 1st qtr and pulled out the win. Many were saying they don’t belong. This season, we win, we’re in. That’s all.

  122. homey November 26, 2008 3:50 pm

    Bulla – same to you…

  123. Bulla November 26, 2008 3:50 pm


    I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed, ‘The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished.’

    So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn’t finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how really good I feel right now. Pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace.

  124. Bulla November 26, 2008 3:51 pm

    after all of that, now i have to and take a peace………….haha

  125. brew808 November 26, 2008 3:54 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos!!! Was there any consensus on whether the attendance for the Wahine v-ball & WAC tourney was a success or not? I know they broke the record – but really, seemed kind of light….

    Bulla – lots of wet stuff along the coast. I think it’ll clear by the weekend, but pack your rain gear! 😯 😀 😆

    Ronnie – That was really a LAME story & excuse!!! 😈 and yet… so typical…. 😕 😯 🙄

  126. jm2375 November 26, 2008 3:54 pm

    Bulla – #123 LMAO. 😆 😆

  127. d1島 November 26, 2008 3:54 pm

    On a serious note.

    Prayers for peace in India.

  128. homey November 26, 2008 3:56 pm

    brew808 – according to the WAC Commisioner, it was a success.

  129. brew808 November 26, 2008 3:59 pm

    A-House, Some peeps… don’t like, don’t pass… players… playing! 😈 😡 😯

  130. Long Time UH Fan November 26, 2008 4:00 pm


    Post #123….Too funny!

    Hope Ryan’s shoulder is getting better …

    Is he going to be ready for the playoffs?

  131. brew808 November 26, 2008 4:03 pm

    homey– 😈 Oh… so we’re back to talking about L A M E !!! (aka KB-toys) 😈 😡 😯

  132. Long Time UH Fan November 26, 2008 4:04 pm

    Brew808 and A-House,

    I agree…especially don’t play don’t pass at The Cal…whoa..plenty stink eyes..

  133. brew808 November 26, 2008 4:07 pm

    Whoah….. I sure missed someone’s special videos…. and for that, I am truly grateful! 😀 😯 😆

  134. Mad Dog November 26, 2008 4:07 pm

    I’m having a difficult time concentrating on my task at hand. Half of the office has already left to begin their Thanksgiving ritual. Expectations of hot turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy on my dinner plate has my mind wandering. Most of all, I will give thanks with the important people in my life who will be sharing our Thanksgiving meal.

    To ST and all of the Tsaiko’s, have a blessed Thanksgiving. May you all enjoy happiness and love.

    Come Friday, it will be hot turkey sandwich time. Yum.

    Then Saturday, bring on those big kittens from Washington! I hope the Warriors play tough from the onset.


  135. Bully November 26, 2008 4:07 pm

    whoop dem cougars boys….whoop ‘um!

  136. J-Dog November 26, 2008 4:08 pm

    UH: 49
    WSU: 14

  137. brew808 November 26, 2008 4:09 pm

    I mean……

    Whoah….. I sure missed someone’s special videos…. and now that they’re back!, – for that, I am truly grateful! 😀 😳 😆

  138. Long Time UH Fan November 26, 2008 4:10 pm


    Post #127, I remember when tourists were attacked and killed by terrorists in Luxor, Egypt…tourism went south for several years…

    Prayers for all…including the hostages…

  139. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 26, 2008 4:13 pm

    Steve Tsai,

    They are doing asbestos work all week yet they are telling “essential” employees to come back? Does that mean non-essential workers are to stay home? If so thats utterly ludicriss. Either its A)unsafe or B)safe to return to work not a-for some and b-for others…especially when it involves stuff like asbestos.

    Someone should contact OSHA or HIOSH.

  140. Garret November 26, 2008 4:19 pm

    I wouldn’t want to be one of the “essential” workers that are being told to work while the asbestos problem is being fixed!

  141. BowsForever November 26, 2008 4:19 pm

    las vegas: Yes, it’s a shame that Graunke didn’t take the starter’s job when should have had a lock on it, but let’s not forget his hand injury at OSU. No one reasonably expected a win at Florida, and he wouldn’t have been 100% for SJSU anyway because of said hand injury. If we’re playing the “what if” game, you could say he could’ve led us to victory against Utah State, but we had a lot of critical dropped ball and other issues that week that didn’t neecssarily fall on the QB.

    The season turned out the way it turned out, and in a weird way it will probably help us next year since Alexander is getting those all-important game reps this year. We all know what could’ve been for Graunke, I’m sure he knows too, and all the best to him after he hopefully graduates from UH.

  142. Da Punchbowl Kid November 26, 2008 4:21 pm

    UH 42 Was who? 14

    Thanks Loa! I appreciate the thought.

    Just got back from Sam’s Club and Safeway. Madhouse times two. Everybody seemed to be in good holiday spirits.

  143. Garret November 26, 2008 4:21 pm

    Interesting that Nathan Mageo says in an article on Rivals that he hasn’t heard from SMU for a long time and that he hadn’t received an offer from SMU yet…that contradicts what was reported by multiple outlets when Mageo’s commit was reported.

  144. g-nalo November 26, 2008 4:22 pm

    Come on now, don’t put me in the same category as g-nalo when it comes to craps. Although he did claim to roll pretty good a few weeks back, but I wasn’t there to witness it.


    Not putting anybody into a special category, but we were pretty bad at Rio – should have gone NO PASS.

    yep, last time all three of us were PUNT, but not sure if the bad luck was the lead-off shooter Stretch or somebody’s forearm wasn’t nimble enough? nah nah j/k

    next year we give it another try and i’m positive we’ll do better. yep, change of venue plus positive thinking.

  145. Garret November 26, 2008 4:23 pm

    The important thing to me is that UH makes the Hawaii Bowl…I don’t know if Tyler’s problems cost UH any games and as long as UH makes the Hawaii Bowl this season then I don’t really care. Things actually work out better this way because Tyler would have been done after this season and this way both Alexander and Inoke got a lot of playing time and will be ready for next season.

  146. Garret November 26, 2008 4:27 pm

    BSU to face undefeated Ball State on the Bowl game on the blue turf? That would be an interesting matchup, especially since it would be the non-BCS conference teams who went undefeated and were left out of the BCS. That bowl would get a lot of attention!

    The WAC and the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl folks want to keep Boise State in the game because of the revenue it would generate. But Boise State — assuming it defeats Fresno State to remain undefeated — thinks it deserves better than a date with a 6-6 ACC team on the blue. And the Broncos are right.

    So the WAC and the H-Bowl is trying to secure No. 15 Ball State as a worthy opponent for Boise State.

    The game — A Clash of the Unbeatens — would be the most significant H-Bowl in history. Boise State would be ranked in the top 10; Ball State in the top 15. It would give ESPN something to promote.

  147. Da Punchbowl Kid November 26, 2008 4:28 pm

    We can never forget that Tyler Graunke helped UH to a perfect season. Much respect to him, always.

  148. Garret November 26, 2008 4:30 pm

    TCU beat BYU 32-7, but the Las Vegas Bowl will pick BYU over TCU.

    Why does the Las Vegas Bowl, of which Kunzer-Murphy is executive director, appear to feel that the only team worth inviting from the Mountain West Conference is BYU?

    That’s what an ESPN.com reporter seemed to indicate this week in a story that quoted Kunzer-Murphy.

    “BYU has been here for the last three years and has completely sold out our stadium,” Kunzer-Murphy told ESPN.com. “They sell out the hotel partners, which are big sponsors for us, and they’ve provided us with great games the last few years they were here.

    “On the other hand, TCU probably is the second-best team in the conference. They were here [in Las Vegas] three weeks ago and probably had, I didn’t count them, but maybe 500 people here. One of the things the Las Vegas Bowl is built on is trying to get people to Las Vegas.”

    “BYU will always sell tickets,” he said, “as would anybody who draws 65,000 a game. But if that’s the case, why not just pick BYU on August 1 every year, based on pure mathematics?”

    The Frogs could get invited to San Diego — and have to play Nevada or Louisiana-Lafayette.


    What’s happening in Vegas … stinks.

  149. BowsForever November 26, 2008 4:30 pm

    You said it. He earned his “schollie” many times over with the huge Nevada win.

  150. jojo ® November 26, 2008 4:30 pm

    Reading those comments regarding the Hawaii Bowl and how it should not be played, makes me feel disappointed. Don’t those people realize that any bowl game a team plays gets money? If there is only a handful of bowl games, then only a select few get a ton of money! Spread the wealth. Oh and I forgot what my password was to leave a comment over there.

  151. BowsForever November 26, 2008 4:31 pm

    Well, there goes the BYU matchup possibility for the Hawaii Bowl, as far-fetched as it was…

  152. Esme November 26, 2008 4:43 pm

    Hey, gang! Hi, ST!

    Just popping in to say hi. I’m not vying for the vb tickets! 🙂

  153. Mad Dog November 26, 2008 4:44 pm

    How about Navy for the Hawaii Bowl? Don’t we play them sometime in the future?

  154. koakane™ November 26, 2008 5:02 pm

    afternoon tsai-kos pau hana and cleaning up so posting before heading out.

    whomever UH plays the fans need to come out and support. warriors will represent so we need to fill up da hale.

    but first things first, come out this sat and yell your arse off so we can get that 7 win. going be exciting. GO WARRIORS

  155. g-nalo November 26, 2008 5:03 pm

    one more time as i shut-down from work….

    i’m thankful for many things and it certainly includes Tsaiko’s……..here……there……and everywhere. 🙂

    Happy Gobble Gobble!!!

  156. Bulla November 26, 2008 5:03 pm


    mahalo for the good thoughts and prayers…..

    talked to the beast today, he is in great spirits, shoulder is making a great comeback, full mobility at this point, at about 75% strength right now……he practiced today and is ready to go for the playoffs.

    ironically, Cal Poly was one of the schools who wanted the beast, and rich ellerson is a former UH Rainbow Warrior himself. they have a beautiful stadium in san luis obispo, looking forward to a good game.

    cal poly has a WR that is 6’6 and projected 1st 3 rounds for NFL; also on the Walter Payton Watch List…….

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING…kind of like Happy…..Thanks……Giving….

    we seem to be more HAPPY when we’re giving THANKS or just plain GIVING

    we are all so very blessed, look around the world……then look at us, we have everything, and most importantly… we have our freedom. God Bless our troops in harm’s way, and thank you for all that have served in protecting our country.


  157. koakane™ November 26, 2008 5:05 pm

    Mad Dog: How about Navy for the Hawaii Bowl?

    I like it think mad dog got something here. ken hbowl officials what are the possibilities?

  158. koakane™ November 26, 2008 5:06 pm


  159. koakane™ November 26, 2008 5:10 pm

    g-nalo: i’m thankful for many things and it certainly includes



  160. d1島 November 26, 2008 5:12 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving All!

  161. kama krab November 26, 2008 5:31 pm

    Howzit All,

    Happy Thanksgiving and have a most wonderful day tomorrow.

  162. kama krab November 26, 2008 5:33 pm

    Just wondering but are we done with the recruiting news or is there still more to come. Just wondering.

  163. BG November 26, 2008 5:34 pm

    I’ll save my most profuse cheers for Tyler when he graduates. Tyler, if you read this blog, I give you full credit for your contributions to Warrior football and manning up to your mistakes instead of being a team infection. Now’s the time to do the thing that will be a life-time achievement…GRADUATE

  164. koakane™ November 26, 2008 5:39 pm

    shutting down so esmeeeeeeeeeeee out the door.

  165. Esme November 26, 2008 5:46 pm

    I second what BG said at # 163. Go, Tyler!

  166. Hoohiki November 26, 2008 5:46 pm

    Navy is a good thought for a Hawaii bowl opponent for UH should they become bowl eligible. The big military contingency here and Niumatalolo and the local boys on their team would surely bring increased attendance campared to a Buffalo or a UTEP team.

  167. Esme November 26, 2008 5:47 pm

    Ooh, there’s kama! Hi!

    And koakane and BG and D1 and Bulla and … and … and … :mrgreen:

  168. Ralph November 26, 2008 5:49 pm

    Happy thanksgiving everyone! to the Bullas, have a safe trip to Cal Poly and I hope the Beast is healthy to play….

  169. Kazz November 26, 2008 5:59 pm

    Things I have to be thankful for:

    -Born and raised in Hawaii.
    -Being able to live in Hawaii.
    -Being brought up by good parents.
    -Finding pride in who I am as a person through UH athletics. (Too long to explain)
    -Finding this blog and being able to experience things a lot of UH fans would through the efforts of people on this blog.

  170. Kazz November 26, 2008 6:04 pm


    November 26th, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    Things I have to be thankful for:

    -Finding this blog and being able to experience things a lot of UH fans would through the efforts of people on this blog.

    I meant to say:

    “Finding this blog and being able to experience things a lot of UH fans would die for.”

  171. addahknowjoe November 26, 2008 6:18 pm


    So… How did it go.

    All I got was a thank you, then silence…


  172. Jason November 26, 2008 6:22 pm

    Just got my Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl ticket in the mail. Wow, so this makes five straight bowls for me. I still remember my first one; I was a senior in high school, and when my friends asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I said I wanted to attend the game (I had only attended two UH games previously — the Jeep O‘ahu Bowl in 1999 and the game against LaTech when Timmy broke the record). They scrapped the money together, and let me use it to buy a ticket.

    Ah, what great friends. I am truly blessed to have great friends, whether they be from five years ago or now, from school or here on the blog. Especially at UH games, where “it’s so nice to see familiar faces out in the crowd; it’s so nice to see friends of mine enjoy themselves.” 😀

  173. wafan November 26, 2008 6:31 pm

    20 hours until the gorging begins!!!

  174. not far away anymore November 26, 2008 6:36 pm

    Kekoa the ride on the SF would be smoother on the way back since they will be running down swell. Tell them not to feel too bad. I know plenty of people in the Coast Guard and Navy that get seasick too. If people think the Kaiwi channel between Oahu and Molokai is bad, wait until the SF starts running to the Big Island and has to cross the Alenuihaha channel between Maui and the Big Island. That channel is usually rougher than the Kaiwi channel.

  175. wafan November 26, 2008 6:42 pm

    jm03.14 . . .

    No it was not that we were worried about losing to a bunch of girls. Because they were not just a bunch of girls any more than the Wahine VB team are just another university women’s vb team. Everyone of the 5 seniors on that team went on to play at the D1 level. They were awesome!

    In fact, most of their matches it was like watching the Wahine play against high schoolers.

    So when we accepted their challenge we (both teams) figured the teachers would get slaughtered in three straight. The girls asked that we treat the game like the Nationals vs the Globetrotters. The intention, of course, was that we would lose and the kids at school would have a wonderful time.

    We did. Even after changing the scores — that was my job. And, they did. Walking off the floor with a rousing standing ovation, with the band blaring the fight song. Definitely had to be the best assembly in which I had the pleasure of participating.

    Still makes me smile.

  176. wafan November 26, 2008 6:47 pm

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    As much as I would like to be able to use the tickets, sadly, I cannot. So . . .

    Should I win the tickets please give them to DPK’s son. I sure hope the son will invite his father to the game!!!

  177. FloridaTed November 26, 2008 6:53 pm

    Just got back and enjoyed Princess Leila’s videos. It’s nice to have her back in action.

    Happy and peaceful Thanksgiving, everybody, the world’s in turmoil, but still plenty to be thankful for.

    I don’t care what the Wazzu spread is, just win, baby !!!!

  178. Ralph November 26, 2008 6:53 pm

    Kekoa did you bring your fishing gear on the SF….with Diana and Kimana chumming the water, good chance to catch a marlin or a big ahi for your poke

  179. wafan November 26, 2008 6:53 pm

    If you have the opportunity tonight watch “Sons of Mistletoe” on ABC Family.

    Good story.

  180. wafan November 26, 2008 6:55 pm

    How fast does the SF go?

    Kind of fast trolling, I think. HA!

  181. brew808 November 26, 2008 7:00 pm

    wafan… water skiing…. behind the supa-ferry…. 😯 😆 😆

  182. Committed Road Warrior November 26, 2008 7:02 pm

    Before I sign off for the next couple days, I’d like to wish everyone here a Happy Thanksgiving holiday wherever you may be.

    I might be back on the blog Saturday to partake in the in-game discussion.

    Until then,

  183. brew808 November 26, 2008 7:03 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you CRW!!! 😀

  184. TChahng [대한민국] November 26, 2008 7:06 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Tsai-kos!

    The GF took me out for some kalbi at her favorite kalbi restaurant on south side of the Han river last night. It was a traditional sit-on-da-floor-crossed-legged, grill-your-own-kalbi, restaurant. Ono-broke-da-mout dinner!


    38 – 10

  185. wafan November 26, 2008 7:10 pm

    Brew . . .

    Para-sailing would at least be a lot smoother ride.

    But, if you hit the water. The chute will be such a drag!

  186. wafan November 26, 2008 7:11 pm

    Okay, last one for the night.

    Merry Thanksgiving Eve to all!!!

  187. Cheyah! November 26, 2008 7:15 pm

    I hope the team doesn’t miss a beat with Pilares and Mouton possibly sidelined for Saturday’s game. Those two are big impacts on offense and defense. Please Warriors don’t let up on the kitty kats and don’t be overconfident. Take care of business!

    Go Warriors!
    We Believe!

  188. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 7:44 pm

    again, not to try to compete with THE Princess, but here’s 2nite’s news

  189. Da Punchbowl Kid November 26, 2008 7:50 pm

    Thanks wafan!

    Hey buller and clan; take care of youselfs and keep a sharp eye on Da Beast’s wounded limb. Best of luck to Weber St. and congrats to Cameron Higgins pick as MVP and all-star.

    Only 4 hours ’til I pick up the kid. Or should I say son of Kid or Kid Jr.?

  190. brew808 November 26, 2008 7:59 pm

    Kid-too! 😆

  191. Jason November 26, 2008 8:11 pm

    So, is it okay for me to yell at DPK Jr., “Go by yo’ faddah!”

  192. Da Punchbowl Kid November 26, 2008 8:23 pm

    Yes Jason, you may. But you prolly won’t need to as he is dignified, well mannered, and polite just like his “faddah”. 😆

    Before I forget, Princess Leila; you did a masterful job of writing the Colt article. Yous is such a multi-tasking talented Princess aint ya?

  193. Jason November 26, 2008 8:51 pm

    I could crack a joke right there, but I will not, as I am dignified, well-mannered, and polite, just like … ❓

  194. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 8:53 pm

    the wahine can’t pass a ball to save their life. maybe they need this wake up call. they should’ve never left the big west. the wac is a joke for vball.
    cal poly is only 3rd in the big west.
    and i didn’t know the girls can wear make up when they play. some of the cal poly players clearly have stuff on.

  195. FloridaTed November 26, 2008 8:55 pm


    Tonights news? I think I’m in a time warp, lol.

  196. Jason November 26, 2008 9:03 pm

    Don’t all the girls like to look their best for you, chawan_cut?

  197. Garret November 26, 2008 9:05 pm

    For those who were hoping for a BYU-UH matchup in the Hawaii Bowl, I already posted how the Vegas Bowl would take BYU a week ago. Talk radio got some mileage by bringing BYU up this week (I heard some of that while driving around), but there was no way that it would have happened.

    For those hoping for Navy to play in the Hawaii Bowl, on November 1 Navy accepted a spot in the EagleBank Bowl. Navy has a tie with that bowl and is not available to the Hawaii Bowl anytime in the foreseeable future. Navy will get to play an ACC team in their bowl game.

  198. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 9:05 pm

    thanks floridated.
    i copied the wrong link.

    and the wahine are finally playing like they should. they can’t afford to make mistakes.

  199. Garret November 26, 2008 9:07 pm

    At least the Wahine somehow pulled out the first game…or this match would be in much worse shape now.

  200. Garret November 26, 2008 9:09 pm

    The woman arrested in the bathroom at an Iowa football game on Saturday says that the incident ruined her life.

    A Carroll woman who was caught having sex in the men’s room at an Iowa Hawkeye football game in Minneapolis last weekend says she’d had so much wine before kickoff that she doesn’t remember walking into the restroom, the man she had sex with in a stall, or when the police opened the door.

    What Lois Feldman, 38, will remember is the humiliation afterward.

    “It’s ruined my life,” she said through tears today. “Not just the incident but the press.”

    Feldman, a married mother of three, has been the target of Internet jokes and prank telephone calls today. She was fired this morning from an assisted living center, where she had been an administrator.

  201. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 9:09 pm

    oh yes, welcome home garret. couldn’t make it monday to the lunch.
    how long you here for?

  202. Garret November 26, 2008 9:12 pm

    At least things are a little more comfortable for the Wahine now. This test could be good for them to stay sharp before postseason play…as long as they pull it out and don’t lose their NCAA tournament position.

  203. Garret November 26, 2008 9:13 pm


    I looked for you at the Na Koa lunch but didn’t see you. I’m here until Friday. I’ll meet up with you next time.

  204. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 9:16 pm

    can’t even stay for the home game?

    and i spoke too soon. the wahine are back to “normal”

  205. Bigmac November 26, 2008 9:18 pm

    Does anyone know what time the football team will practice on Thursday and Friday? Is the new Ching field going to be ready soon? Thank you.

  206. Garret November 26, 2008 9:25 pm


    It would cost more than $5k for my family to stay for the football game (either Idaho or Wazzoo). It cost just $1500 (which includes tax and fees) to leave on Friday, which includes a rental car. I couldn’t afford to stay for the game. Plus, if we stayed for either game my kids would have to miss school and the travel schedule would have been hard on my young kids.

    No matter how much I love Warrior football, having my kids spend time with my parents and my wife’s parents was the most important thing. We are trying to find a similar deal to come home for Christmas, which if I get lucky will include the Hawaii Bowl.

  207. Garret November 26, 2008 9:28 pm


    No chance for Ching Field this week–they haven’t started laying the new turf yet. If it keeps raining, there will be more delays. Hopefully they will have the new turf in time for the team to practice before the Hawaii Bowl.

  208. jm2375 November 26, 2008 9:32 pm

    wafan – yeah but the MPI MS teachers… sheesh. These were 7th & 8th grade girls and 2 or 3 of the teachers were 20-something males. VB season over for a while now and the teachers still lost!!! Then they go change the score. The teachers even brought in a ringer. Tara’s been student teaching since last semester (PE I think).

    Tomorrow I get to brave the grocery stores and watch the Hoyas beat up on someone, then watch the Cowpokes lose (one can only hope the Seagulls actually find their game). 😀 🙄

  209. Garret November 26, 2008 9:33 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    New math technique to describe invisibility cloaks could lead to simpler and more effective invisibility cloaks.

  210. Garret November 26, 2008 9:34 pm

    Here is the list of the round of pardons given by Bush before he leaves office. I’m sure that there are interesting back stories on how these people got on the list instead of so many other candidates. This list isn’t as bad as the pardon list by Clinton right before he left office, at least in my opinion.

  211. Garret November 26, 2008 9:34 pm

    I’m amazed at these Nielsen results. I always thought that teens and young adults were the heaviest users of the Internet. However the statistics show that the heaviest internet users are people 35-64 years old!

  212. Garret November 26, 2008 9:34 pm

    The Pennsylvania National Guard will use the “flying beer keg” to monitor operations in Iraq.

  213. Garret November 26, 2008 9:36 pm

    What a surprise…problems with Windows 7 has forced Microsoft to fall behind schedule in released its first public beta version.

  214. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 9:36 pm

    $5k vs $1.5k, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to make that choice, heh………

  215. Garret November 26, 2008 9:36 pm

    Free play links pau. I have to work after the Wahine game is over so good night everybody!

  216. Ralph November 26, 2008 9:41 pm

    our girls are getting block all night long…game 5 is up

  217. Ralph November 26, 2008 9:42 pm

    the passing must improve to give the setter more options, otherwise, all night, high left

  218. Ralph November 26, 2008 9:42 pm

    they did mention how many blocks and aces cal poly has after 4 games…

  219. chawan_cut November 26, 2008 10:04 pm

    wahine got lucky. they were outplayed. the home court advantage helped big time.

  220. al November 26, 2008 10:12 pm

    wow what a vb match.

    gave shoji credit as he is a great game strategist as there is in college vb.

  221. jm2375 November 26, 2008 10:41 pm

    Nice article in brand x paper about BrianK and his new service dog.

  222. jm2375 November 26, 2008 10:51 pm

    Wait – Liz Chun is wrong, isn’t she? Friday is Senior Night for Wahine VB, right?

  223. jm2375 November 26, 2008 11:08 pm

    3 in a row

  224. jm2375 November 26, 2008 11:09 pm

    Home run

  225. Ralph November 26, 2008 11:09 pm

    friday is senior night

  226. jm2375 November 26, 2008 11:09 pm

    5 in a row

  227. jm2375 November 26, 2008 11:10 pm


    Thanks Ralph. That’s what I thought. So why was Liz so misinformed?

  228. FloridaTed November 26, 2008 11:29 pm

    what’s the actual Wahine score? The reporting kind kind of cryptic, lol.

  229. Garret November 26, 2008 11:47 pm


    25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-13

  230. Garret November 26, 2008 11:47 pm

    Update on Bess starting for Miami.

    The coach said Davone Bess is “the next guy up,” meaning he will start Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. But it is not quite so simple.

    Because Bess plays a lot on special teams as a returner, the Dolphins don’t intend to merely add the extra work to his plate. They will add work, but they will add work to other players’ plate also.

    The Dolphins are likely to promote a practice squad receiver before 6 p.m. Saturday — likely Anthony Armstrong — to take Camarillo’s place on the roster. And while Bess will start that doesn’t mean he’ll get every snap.

  231. Bulla November 26, 2008 11:49 pm

    happy thanksgiving to everyone,

    whew, take a breath, look around, and let’s all be thankful.

    mahalo for all of the prayers, good thoughts, support, and did i say prayers…..for ryan and our family. we leave tomorrow night on a red eye flight and will be in san luis obispo friday mid morning.

    ryan is in great spirits, he has practiced the last two days, today was full contact. his shoulder will be ok for the game, it’s the playoffs, and Cal Poly has a mobile QB, so the beast will have to introduce himself to him.

    happy thanksgiving…….happy……………thanks………………….giving

    maybe it should be happy givingthanks day instead? just a thought…….

    dpk, give the little dpk a hug from us to him…. 🙂

  232. sjmacro November 26, 2008 11:50 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Tsaikos!
    What I/we are thankful for:
    The Tsaiko Ohana
    Our military serving away from home
    The parents of our Hawaii student athletes at UH and away
    Coaching staff and student athletes who do more than just sports
    (see attached link): http://picasaweb.google.com/808Cruiser/TsaikoMisc?authkey=d1CxvAjpGx8

    Bigmac: picture in the above album shows Ching Field this morning just before practice. I guess completion will depend on the weather. The rolls look like the underlayment

  233. FloridaTed November 26, 2008 11:56 pm

    Thanks, Garret.

  234. FloridaTed November 26, 2008 11:57 pm

    Was this match supposed to be this tough?

  235. NortheShoreFan November 27, 2008 12:21 am

    Please be very careful and not imbibe too much! Theres always tomorrow and enough of the stuff to go around.

  236. al November 27, 2008 12:25 am

    rinda brooks…..eh?

    in 2001, stephen tsai mentioned in an article about brooks selection as a hula bowl participant, that in spite of gaining 25 lbs over the past year, a 240lb rinda brooks was electronically time at 4.38 in the 40. gosh he should have played running back, no?

    so we have reopened the New Mexico Military Institute connection with the recruitment of nathan mageo.

  237. al November 27, 2008 12:26 am

    so what does rinda brooks do these days????

  238. al November 27, 2008 12:28 am

    happy thanksgiving you all!

    plenty cooking and eating going on tomw.

    but, lets not all forget to be thankful for all that your life is surrounded by. it didn’t happen by accident. He planned it you see.

    aloha all have a great time with family and friends on this thanksgiving.
    God bless you all.

    …nuff said.

  239. Pomai November 27, 2008 12:39 am

    Hawaii Bowl here we come!
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    34    –    14    las vegas:
    37    –    17    Mad Dog
    38    –    10    Committed Road Warrior
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    38    –    10    TChahng
    38    –    17    Kazz:
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    63    –    12    homey

  240. Pomai November 27, 2008 12:41 am

    Ditto al!

  241. Pomai November 27, 2008 12:43 am

    I wonder if team is waiting till saturday to have their thanksgiving meal,
    roasted cougar

  242. koakane™ November 27, 2008 12:45 am

    whew the wahine vball game was to close for comfort. 😯 only 2 points separated the teams in the 5 set match. friday nites game should be a stan sheriff rock um sock um battle again. UH teams making this year very exciting and heart pounding 😕 but main thing they win. 😆

    hows it going tonight everyone? :mrgreen: let me add my happy gobble to everyone and their beloved one’s on thankgiving eve. take time out, say a pule and remember those who are protecting us overseas.

    is the fball team have a walk thru or small practice thurs and what time is it ❓ maybe can check um out since the compound is locked up.

  243. sjmacro November 27, 2008 12:50 am

    Koakane: saw Jett Jasper at VB game tonight. He says there is practice but don’t know when or how long. They are free after 11 AM

  244. koakane™ November 27, 2008 12:59 am

    jerry if you find out call me and happy gobble gobble day to you and myki…mahalo plenty

  245. koakane™ November 27, 2008 1:02 am

    looks like time to beddy bye no action tonight

    reading and lurking early today

    have a good night all

  246. al November 27, 2008 1:17 am

    hey, friday night’s game is senior night isn’t it?

    i think that tonight we had a “letdown” game coming off the wac tourney. it is hard to stay up for each game. i look for them to blow cal-poly out of the water on friday.

  247. las vegas November 27, 2008 5:47 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko-Naition!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  248. brew808 November 27, 2008 6:38 am

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆


    😆 ❤ 😆 Happy..Thanksgiving..to..all!!! 😆 ❤ 😆

    I especially want to thank ST (and Wena) for creating this wonderful Warrior Beat and Tsaiko community where we can all share our enthusiasm for Warrior Football, UH Sports, and the rest of the F’s (Fun, Fuud, Friendship, Family, Fishing, Fooling-around, Falsetto-Tsinging, etc.). Although I have never met most of you, all of you have grown to be very important people to me, and I truly enjoy your company, each and every day!

    On this Thanksgiving day (and weekend), we should all take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are to be…. us! Please take the time to hug your loved ones, and to really talk to them and tell them how you truly feel. Take the extra effort to help the less fortunate ones around us. Go out and do a kind deed, or two, or three. Let’s share the Aloha spirit with others. Be a Tsaiko! And that is a special honor!

    Happy Thanksgiving Tsaikos!!! 😀

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆

  249. Kekoa (SF Survivor) November 27, 2008 6:46 am

    Thanks be to all Tsaiko Turkey lovers on this special day.

    We have much to be thankful of. As we each sit down to enjoy the tradition of grinding lots of our favorite foods, let us remember to pause and give thanks to our partners in life. The Mother’s of our children, without whom we would be stuck with changing ‘do-do’ diapers in the most inopportune situations.

    …Oh and DPK…Watch your kid, huh?!

  250. wafan November 27, 2008 6:49 am

    A tremendously super day is in store!

    Millions across the globe can only dream of having the freedoms and rights we take for granted. We have clean water, homes with power and heat, very special people willing to safe-guard both us and our beliefs, and people who care about us even though we are Tsai-ko. Heck, we are so blessed as Americans we can even have fun discussing and arguing about games!

    One of my girls, an exchange student from Denmark, was amazed at the amount of food her family was going to prepare for today’s feast. She asked if this was normal for Thanksgiving or if was just because she was here.

    Three of my kids are losing their homes because their parents lost their jobs in the past couple of months. I have lost count of the number of student lunches I purchased for them and other kids. They promise to pay me back — I told them they just need to work hard in classes instead.

    Be thankful and give thanks throughout the year for what we have!!!

  251. Kekoa (SF Survivor) November 27, 2008 6:53 am

    Very well stated Brewmeister! Have a Happy, my *virtual* on-line WB Buddy! Enjoy your day!

  252. wafan November 27, 2008 6:58 am

    New post up.

  253. Kekoa (SF Survivor) November 27, 2008 7:00 am

    Wafan ~ I will have your sack lunch at the ready wen you get back to the homestead. Thanks to you, the kids you help will prolly go on to help others.

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