It shouldn’t be over

It would be a waste if the athletic department, receiving a windfall that will keep gusting — about $1.8 million annually in student fees — believes there aren’t more financial rocks to overturn.

Securing the athletics fee is a significant step, but there’s more to go to whittling an eight-figure IOU to the school. The athletic department still should pursue a larger cut of parking, concessions and H-logo merchandise.

One of our readers also suggests that the athletic department:

• Get to control more — if not all — of the advertising in Aloha Stadium during Warrior home football games. Imagine booking a hotel banquet room for a wedding, and the hotel gets five tables. That’s how it is at UH football games. Those scoreboard ads? Money doesn’t go to UH and, we’re told, a large portion doesn’t even go to Aloha Stadium.

• Make money off the student fee. Throw it into a CD. Buy an In-N-Out burger franchise. Or, as the reader suggests, put on a concert. Sure, the students were lukewarm about a “free” concert in exchange for an athletics fee, so put on concerts that benefit the athletic department. What? There’s some sort of agreement in which the Stan Sheriff Center can’t cut into the Blaisdell’s concert business? Not to worry. There’s a loophole. Call it a fund-raiser … with music. They’ve had those in the Sheriff Center. New Hope has had events that infused what appeared to be a concert with sermons. We’ve seen the stage, the equipment and the set-up guy saying, “Mic check … 1, 2, 3.” And didn’t Christina Aguilera once have a concert in the Sheriff Center? Of course, the agreement was written when the arena was known as the Special Events Center. It could be argued this is a different arena.


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Jahmai Webster is the new weekend sports anchor/reporter for KITV.



  1. Shoko July 18, 2010 9:42 am


  2. ai-eee-soos July 18, 2010 9:45 am

    Good morning ST.

  3. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 9:46 am

    OK, I’m impressed with Google. Less than a minute after I posted, Google had a link to today’s items.

  4. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 9:46 am

    Morning all

  5. Lux Painter July 18, 2010 9:46 am

    Hey, top 5!

    Morning Hawaii!

  6. Slugger July 18, 2010 9:47 am

    Like the idea of a free concert for students, but ask for a donation from the non-students who want to attend.

  7. GRM July 18, 2010 9:47 am

    Man!! Top 10 again.

  8. madeinhawaii July 18, 2010 9:48 am

    Morning… g’morning…
    Got to have more Athlete run events as fund raisers.

  9. vballfan1 July 18, 2010 9:49 am

    Im sure alot of the UH athletes would love an IN and Out joint on the campus ( or a Chipotle)
    Half the volleyball team is from California and they love that place.

  10. Slugger July 18, 2010 9:49 am

    So, who’s benefiting from the advertising at Aloha Stadium? UH should be getting a cut from revenue it generates when they play a game at Aloha Stadium!

  11. Slugger July 18, 2010 9:50 am

    Off to walk to Waikiki to listen to the strums of ‘ukulele. Bulla, hope your staff is protecting us natives from the touristas.

    Esme & out…

  12. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 9:50 am

    Chipotle …
    I think I just drooled.

  13. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 9:52 am

    I think Sonic would do well here, too.

  14. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 9:52 am

    … And Trader Joe’s

  15. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 9:53 am

    … And Bath & Body Works.

  16. ai-eee-soos July 18, 2010 9:54 am

    ” … Those scoreboard ads? Money doesn’t go to UH and, we’re told, a large portion doesn’t even go to Aloha Stadium … ”

    On 1420 radio, the talk was that a “mainland firm” sells those ads.

    And, yes, the money doesn’t go to UH; and only some of it goes to the Stadium Authority.

    How did this happen; what’s going on?

  17. Kazz July 18, 2010 9:55 am

    No no…. Don’t throw money into a CD. CD RATES ARE HORRIBLE!!!

    Well… bank CD rates are horrible. I’m sure credit unions’ CDs are MUCH better, but still not great.

  18. Kazz July 18, 2010 9:57 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    July 18th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    OK, I’m impressed with Google. Less than a minute after I posted, Google had a link to today’s items.

    Google Synch for my phone is awesome too. When I upgrade to DROID X in a few months, the simplicity of just logging on to my email and getting all my contacts, calendar, etc… is priceless.

    Google will be the end of all mankind.


  19. Stretch July 18, 2010 10:01 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Is it Aloha Sports Marketing who gets the majority of the advertising money at the Stadium?? Is that why they don’t like when people hang “H” flags for the crowd to see?? Is it really taking away money from them?? Give me a break.

  20. Kazz July 18, 2010 10:01 am

    Some sort of chain or chains of storage facilities would do well on Oahu.

    I hope they build some soon.


  21. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 10:02 am

    looking forward to see Jahmai Webster on TV. Hopes he brings on a different perspective to sports in Hawaii.

  22. Shoko July 18, 2010 10:03 am

    I would have thought that the student activity fee, along with the 1.1 million projected by from new media, concession and marketing agreements, would be put in some type of municipal bond. Isn’t that how it works?

    Anyway, Claim Jumpers would be my franchise choice.

  23. Kazz July 18, 2010 10:04 am

    July 18th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Is it Aloha Sports Marketing who gets the majority of the advertising money at the Stadium?? Is that why they don’t like when people hang “H” flags for the crowd to see?? Is it really taking away money from them?? Give me a break.

    Not much common sense yeah?

    Those people shouldn’t be using their okoles to count money because it’s obviously taking up muscle memory away from where their brains are to think on a even path.

  24. Kazz July 18, 2010 10:05 am

    I used to think that the new HI drivers license looked odd with so much of the color red on it.

    But now it makes sense.


  25. Kazz July 18, 2010 10:06 am

    I’m just ****ing myself off minutes after I woke up and I’m not doing myself any favors so I better just step away for now before I say something bad.

  26. Stretch July 18, 2010 10:10 am

    Sorry, should be Aloha Sport Properties, not marketing.

  27. Shoko July 18, 2010 10:22 am

    Or send 200 people with a 10k buy-in to compete in the World Series of Poker main event for a chance to win 8.94 milllion for UH athletics.

  28. Shoko July 18, 2010 10:24 am

    On second thought, that might be unethical.

  29. postmanke July 18, 2010 10:32 am

    The stadium authority wholesales the advertising rights? Lazy way of doing it, but when a firm secures a long term financial commitment I guess it is hard to turn down guaranteed revenue.

  30. expat July 18, 2010 10:37 am

    In n out burger does not franchise. All locations are company owned– it has been around as long as mcdonalds but they choose to only open a few stores a year and they only seem to expand linearly– never outrunning their supply lines. Interesting company, that.

    Now, trader joes owes it to Hawaii I think. We do most of our shopping there and their company “uniform” is the aloha shirt…

  31. Stretch July 18, 2010 10:46 am

    If it wasn’t for UH football, there would be NO crowd at the stadium worth any company advertising there.

  32. Garret July 18, 2010 11:10 am

    Those scoreboard ads? Money doesn’t go to UH and, we’re told, a large portion doesn’t even go to Aloha Stadium.

    Did *UH* pay a single penny for the new scoreboard? Did the Stadium Authority pay a single penny for the new scoreboard? NO, it appears that other entities paid for the scoreboard. So, don’t they *need* revenue to make their investment in the scoreboard to make sense?

    FACT is that UH *cannot* expect to get companies to just give it money that it does not deserve. FACT is that *no* new scoreboard would exist if UH had to put out the money. FACT is that the old scoreboard would eventually juts whither and die if people waited for the stadium to come up with the money for the scoreboard…and then if the Stadium Authority paid for it, *they* would deserve the money.

    So, UH will get a nice new scoreboard to enhance the environment for its fans and upgrade the stadium in another way that will help to entice recruits to play for UH. The Stadium Authority does not have to to through the multi-year process to find the money when there are so many other maintenance needs at the stadium and simply not enough money to take care of all of them. The Stadium Authority will also make some money off the deal when they don’t have to spend any taxpayer money for the new scoreboard.

    So, people want some other company to pay for a new scoreboard and give all the revenue to UH that the scoreboard makes? Then no company would even step up for upgrades in the stadium. And that would hurt UH.

  33. Garret July 18, 2010 11:12 am

    In-n-Out does not use refrigerators, everything is brought in by truck from centralized facilities. That sadly does not work for an expansion in Hawaii.

  34. Garret July 18, 2010 11:16 am


    I ordered my Droid X on launch day and was happy to retire my Storm when it came in the mail the following day. When you order online, you don’t have to deal with the $100 mail-in rebate–they take it off the price. I also got the $50 off for new-every-two and had a coupon code for another 10% off. After I ordered I found out about another $30 coupon code that works for online orders…so, if you want to save money when it is time for your new phone, send me an e-mail.

    I use my new phone more than my computer–it actually does Google Reader and Gmail as good or better than my laptop.

    I called customer service and asked them to move up the date where I could get my new-every-two credit because my Storm wasn’t working too well…and they were nice enough to do it.

    There will always be a better phone coming out in a few months…all I know is that the X is far better than the Storm.

  35. Garret July 18, 2010 11:19 am

    So, who’s benefiting from the advertising at Aloha Stadium? UH should be getting a cut from revenue it generates when they play a game at Aloha Stadium!


    ST purposely reported things this way to get people upset. The fact is that ST has reported in the past that UH *does* get money from advertising inside of Aloha Stadium. However, UH doesn’t get any money from the scoreboard ads…and UH doesn’t pay anything for the maintenance on the scoreboards or the large costs incurred when a new scoreboard must be purchased.

  36. Matt July 18, 2010 11:23 am

    To play devil’s advocate…I may be mistaken, but I thought UH doesn’t paying rent for the games. You would for a hotel banquet room. Why would companies like Aloha Sports Properties or Oceanic invest in improving the fan experience at Aloha Stadium if they didn’t get to control the profits from their investment? I don’t think that you should use the student fee to invest in anything that wasn’t a near sure thing. How would the students feel if their money was invested in a venture that lost money? Imagine the public backlash if UH lost half of the student’s money in a failed franchise. I’m more than willing to gamble and lose my own money in Las Vegas, but gambling with the money from the student fees would be a bad idea.

    I do agree that the athletic department needs to continue to look at other ways of increasing revenue. Concerts, tailgate parties, fundraisers, etc are all decent options; especially if you can get the musicians to play for free. Can the Stan Sheriff center be used for more non-UH events? Several blog readers stated that they would match the student fee of $50/semester. With the athletic fee being all over the news lately, why not reach out to UH alumni and fans to see if you can find 20,000 or more of them that would be willing to do the same? Like Pride has mentioned numerous times, why not let people pay a few hundred bucks to get their name put on a seat at Aloha Stadium, Stan Sheriff Center, or Murakami Stadium? A small placard that says, this seat sponsored by _______ with a date. Why not organize a “brick” fundraiser to line the entrances to academic/athletic facilities with bricks paid for by donors?

    Something like this:

  37. Garret July 18, 2010 11:23 am

    It looks like the Pac-10’s revenue sharing is much less equal than even the Big 12…with USC, UCLA, and U-Dub blocking it from being changed to be more equally split. USC has threatened to leave the conference if the revenue is split equally…but where would they go? USC/UCLA to the Big 12?

    Since 1986, the participants in a televised Pac-10 football game divide 55 percent of the TV booty. The 10 schools share equally in the other 45 percent. There have been occasional challenges to the agreement, but mostly just a series of tweaks over the years to reflect new TV partnerships.

    It’s the way of the world in the Pac-10, where the imbalance in shared TV revenue, and TV’s tilt toward the booming market in Los Angeles, creates an annual gap of as much as $4 million to $5 million between USC and a have-not school like Washington State.

    In the past, whenever equal revenue sharing has been discussed in the Pac-10, USC athletic director Mike Garrett has said the Trojans are out of here if it ever happens. But the Troy Boys are staying after school right now, knuckles rapped by the NCAA, and it might be a good time to catch them on the subject.

  38. Garret July 18, 2010 11:25 am

    How can UH invest the money that it gets from the student fee in a CD when it runs a HUGE annual deficit? That money isn’t for UH to spend or invest, it is to plug part of the hole in the budget.

  39. Stretch July 18, 2010 11:35 am

    UH needs to find a way to build it’s own stadium. Until then, it will never control the advertising, parking and concessions. Sad part is there is no money to make a new one.

  40. MichiganWarrior July 18, 2010 11:36 am

    What about this…
    All of the local companies/businesses that pay for advertising in the Stadium… would they be able to stipulate in their contracts that a certain percentage of what they pay to the stadium must go to UH? I understand that many of them already support UH in separate advetising. I mean they are paying the stadium’s bills too, after all. What will the stadium say? “No thanks, we don’t need your money”? “We can operate without all of the major corporate sponsors in Hawaii who are partnered with the University of Hawaii”?
    Just wondering out loud.

    As for the SSC…
    Don’t forget the clinics that we can put on for the various sports. They can be tied in with events/entertainment at the SSC, and include fundraising. Can a new fund be created for more immediate repairs, that can sidestep the Capital Improvements process?

  41. MichiganWarrior July 18, 2010 11:37 am

    #37… they’ll go to the WAC, and everyone else will want to follow!

  42. d1shima July 18, 2010 11:42 am

    In a few years no one will be looking at the scoreboard…

    replays and stats will go directly to your Droid.

    Someone @ UH better jump on it now.

  43. Garret July 18, 2010 11:43 am

    The facts are that if UH got all the concessions, parking, advertising, and any other revenue that is made at the stadium during UH games…the extra money still wouldn’t pay for the maintenance/repairs that the stadium needs. So the general consensus here is that other entities should pay for all the upgrades and maintenance and UH should get all the money?

    I’m just trying to point this out to give the bloggers here the full picture of the issue. ST has already said in the past that he *purposely* says things that he knows are misleading because he likes me to get riled up about things. I guess he succeeded again. No more though, I’ll let things slide from now on.

    I’ll take the suggestion in post #39 and get off the blog now.

  44. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 11:50 am

    UH gets money from sideline ads, the ones that circle the field. But those are the corporate ads; if you notice, which companies are advertised. Same as the backdrop.
    There’s no reason UH can’t share in the scoreboard ads that appear during its games. After all, if there’s no event, there’s nobody to see the scoreboard ads. It’s not for the maintenance crews.

  45. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 11:54 am

    Of course, you can use the student fees for a short-term investment. The only restrictions are that you can’t use it for salaries. The Ching donation for the field? Don’t think that its sitting under someone’s mattress. The money is earning interest while the school waits for the state to donate matching funds. Same, I’m sure, as the revenue for season tickets.

  46. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 11:56 am

    Another warning: No name calling.

  47. madeinhawaii July 18, 2010 12:03 pm

    If the Stadium Authority ends up with a profit each year… why can’t 90% or so of that profit be funneled into UH’s athletic department?

  48. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 12:08 pm

    Contrary to what Garret wrote, I wasn’t misleading anybody.
    I didn’t say UH should get all of the parking, concessions, merchandising or stadium scoreboard advertising. I said they should get a larger share.
    For Aloha Stadium, I think UH earns enough in parking through the auction. Its cut of concessions is fine, too. I’ve worked the Stan Sheriff concessions, not as much profit as people think. But it certainly could get a (larger) cut of scoreboard advertising
    As for UH parking, if I’m not mistaken, isn’t the parking money used to pay off a bond that built the second parking structure? I’m pretty sure some of the money could go to the athletic department on nights there are on-campus sporting events.
    As for the stadium’s maintenance, I’m sure that’s paid from revenue generated from the swap meet and 50th state fair, etc.
    And while UH should look for more revenue sources, I also think Aloha Stadium should do the same. Go for more concerts. Several years ago, they had supercross and monster-truck shows. Why not bring those back?

  49. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 12:11 pm

    I think it would be better for the stadium to pour its profits into a rainy-day fund. Never know when you’re going to have to replace the turf.
    By the way, when are they replacing the turf?

  50. madeinhawaii July 18, 2010 12:14 pm


    Rainy day fund is good too.. as long as it stays there and isn’t diverted elsewhere by the State to “balance” the budget. Didn’t you say the turf was going to be replaced after the Pro Bowl this coming year?

  51. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 12:17 pm

    By the way, what are the operational costs for Aloha Stadium on game day?
    UH doesn’t pay rent, but it does pay for the ushers, security, traffic monitors, ushers, parking attendants, referees, stat crew, etc.
    If the stadium workers are on salary, there wouldn’t be additional cost to them working on a game day. I’m just wondering whether the stadium makes or loses money for hosting a UH football game.

  52. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 12:18 pm

    I think Doc or somebody else said the turf would be replaced.
    I think I wrote the turf should be replaced.
    The Notre Dame players were the first to point out that the turf was considered to be fast because the “blades” were worn down.

  53. Derek July 18, 2010 12:27 pm

    So, is there confirmation that Darryl McBride is coming to UH? Saw his highlights and he looks pretty good. Rangy and moves to the ball very well. If he’s 4.45 it’s promising. Since UH has a lot of seniors in the secondary, we will need to look to the future by filling some depth in the cornerback and safety positions. Noticed that we don’t have any verbal commitments for 2011. Do we have any commitments that are not announced from down under or Samoa? Noticed there have been a lot of commitments offered, but none accepted thus far. Based on the QB situation and the number in the program, getting a QB for the 2011 class is not a priority, unless we get a really good one. Somebody in the program has got to step up, big time! In our offense, the QB is everything.

  54. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 18, 2010 12:34 pm

    Just skimmed through the posts and don’t have time to respond in detail. A lot of misinformation flying around here. Will get the correct stuff out ASAP complete with citations.

    UH does not have to build a new stadium to get control over the revenues. It has to get the Legislature to transfer the ownership from the Department of Accounting & General Services which is not going to happen as long as Transit-Development is coming soon. Eventually, DAGS and by extension the State of Hawai`i, will make more off of TOD than it will from the Stadium itself.

    Shootout at the OK Corral – Virginia Hinshaw & MRC Greenwood v Mufi Hannemann & his DAGS guy whomever that might be.

    Have to go – back later this evening.

  55. MichiganWarrior July 18, 2010 12:40 pm

    Actually, our O-Line has to give our QB the time.

  56. Pomai July 18, 2010 1:01 pm

    #55 Doc, that is “IF” it is built, that is still to be determend.

  57. Shoko July 18, 2010 1:02 pm

    Everytime I visit this blog, I am reminded that my ignorance has no limits.

    P.S. This is not spam, but a fact! 🙁

  58. Bulla July 18, 2010 1:03 pm


    You should be safe; it’s daylight, haha

  59. madeinhawaii July 18, 2010 1:12 pm

    Wonder how much the Stadium could get for naming rights? Boyd’s Stadium, Hawaii…

  60. OldDiver July 18, 2010 1:15 pm

    I have to side with Garret on this one. Someone has to pick up the cost of the multimillion dollar scoreboard. This of course can only be done during the 7 UH home games, the Hawaii Bowl and the Pro Bowl. If you look at it that way, how many of us would be willing to finance the millions it costs for the new scoreboard based on less than ten chances to advertise on it. And how much money could we expect to make during this venture, and would we be willing to share any of the profits with UH who did not risk any of its own money. I just don’t see scoreboard as a dollar bonanza.

  61. Shoko July 18, 2010 1:19 pm

    If we going with that name, might as well throw in a casino with interactive sportsbook kiosk in every section.;)

    Bad idea? Yea – I agree. Fogedabotit.

  62. al July 18, 2010 1:23 pm

    in and out burger

    i called years ago about franchising. yes, they only have house stores.

    i think garret meant they don’t have freezers.

    one of the reasons why we don’t have in and outs in hawaii is that all hamburger are made fresh from fresh never frozen beef and yes they do transport the burgers, potatoes, via refrigerated trucks from several central production points. this is their way of maintaining quality control.


  63. al July 18, 2010 1:26 pm

    concerts at ssc…

    well, it just so happens that on july 30 and aug 1 new hope is having their annual spirit of aloha event. sandwiched between the two dates will be a free concert featuring the katinas, jaci velasquez, and oliva the band.

    the katinas will also perform at the spirit of aloha events as well.

    and, yes, if the name katina rings a bell that is the same group of brothers and cousins of uh warrior recruit david katina.

  64. al July 18, 2010 1:30 pm

    i believe that both gubernatorial candidates are advocates of placing the uh ad in control of the aloha stadium in some way or form.

    isn’t it logical that the uh get the majority of all revenues developed there???

    if this were a private college wouldn’t they demand revenue sharing???

    sometimes you just shake your head at the way things are run.

    just another moment in, “things that make you go hmmmmmmmm?”

  65. OldDiver July 18, 2010 1:31 pm

    I was checking on the web and noticed an auditors report on Aloha Stadium ending June 2008. It showed revenues of about 9 million dollars and expenses of about 11 million dollars. The stadium doesn’t sound like a cash cow. Maybe that is why UH told legislatures a couple years ago that they didn’t want to take over Aloha Stadium.

  66. chawan_cut July 18, 2010 1:37 pm

    sonic would definitely do well here. but i wonder how much the franchise cost is?

  67. A-House July 18, 2010 1:44 pm

    Would it be to UHAD’s interest to “use” the student athletic fee $$$ for purposes other than repaying loans or Bonds? For example, $$$ for recruiting, facilities repair, equipment, etc. On the flip side, use revenues generated to reduce the debt (providing UH makes a profit in the coming years) .

    Would UHAD be ahead if they had used the “sugar bowl” $$ for other things rather than repay upper campus loan?

    Some one asked this before, but no response. Dobelle, “borrowed” $$ from the athletic department some years ago. Was this $$ ever repaid to the athletic account or used to draw down the deficit?

    Only figure I keep seeing is the $10,000,000 athletic deficit.

  68. A-House July 18, 2010 1:49 pm


    unlike successful businesses, I do not have confidence is current UH personnel to do the job of running a successful venture – seems like the personnel just ain’t got what it takes to make it work – is it the State mentality, “i got a state job and as long as i dont screw up i will be gauranteed job and have benefits for life when i retire”?

    and there’s the unions!

  69. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 2:11 pm

    To help balance the budget, Dobelle got several departments with surpluses to pony up money.

  70. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 2:13 pm

    OK, old-timers, doesn’t the meat situation with In-N-Out sound just like the same reason we weren’t able to get Coors here in the 1970s and early 80s?

  71. d1shima July 18, 2010 2:14 pm

    death, taxes, and a union rep…


  72. chawan_cut July 18, 2010 2:15 pm

    dobelle also got a lot of people to pay him to not do much….

  73. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 2:19 pm

    By the way, why do text books cost so much?
    One of the journalism classes i taught required a text book that cost about $100. I’m thinking, if I go to Borders, how many books would I found that cost more than $50? And this is a journalism text book. I can imagine chemistry text books running much higher.

  74. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 2:22 pm

    What I liked about Dobelle is he felt that you don’t show people appreciation with words you do it with money. When JJ was earning $320,000 a year, Dobelle felt that was too little, that JJ should be in in the top 20 percentile, which, I believe was close to a million per at the time.
    So, yes, money is how you show appreciation. Dobelle’s problem was that he appreciated too many people.

  75. Bulla July 18, 2010 2:30 pm


    prophetic word once again, we are in the same canoe on that one……no vested interest or accountability to be successful, and that is the difference between government and private business….as you know all too well 🙂

  76. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2010 2:31 pm

    Still, Bulla, I really would like to see UH start its own hotel. I know who I would put in charge of security …

  77. Bulla July 18, 2010 2:33 pm

    anyone know who operates the company that handles the advertising at Aloha Stadium….where UH does not get to share in the revenue? i heard a rumor…………something about being the wife of a political ‘powerhouse’ owning the company……who is currently running for the LG office…..or at least they were involved with the original contract negotiations……..quack quack, oh yeah, bulla and his duck theory in hawaii……if it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, smells like a duck….in hawaii…’s a dog…. 🙂

  78. Bulla July 18, 2010 2:36 pm

    haha, funny guy, but that is another good idea, or to work a corporate partnership that is win-win for both entities……too many hands in the cookie jar, and the cookie monster will soon be found out!

  79. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 2:40 pm

    the $2 million (or close to that amount) that the athletic department expects to receive from the $50 athletic fee, will save the upper campus that amount per year from bailing out the athletic department so hopefully it can be used for maintenance or supplies or maybe teacher pay raises (yikes).

  80. Bulla July 18, 2010 2:41 pm

    wanna save money and fund UH athletics,

    how much do we spend annually for support the incarcerated in the mainland?

    $63,000,000 give or take. for 2,200 inmates that equates to approximately $28,636.36 each so let’s just say $30,000 ANNUALLY

    let’s build a facility in the MIDDLE of the Big Island, house these inmates in the 808 and internalize the money into our economy and not Arizona’s. does that make too much sense or am i just from another planet?

    construction is slow, so it’s a good time to build, tax revenues need a boost, generate employment, lessen the angst for families so they CAN visit their loved ones……i just don’t know……why did Lingle veto the audit bill on her desk for the contract that is in place with Corrections Corp. of America? hmmmmmmmmmm

  81. Bulla July 18, 2010 2:43 pm

    Dobelle was a smooth talker, a real cool cat…that’s why i don’t trust smooth talking ha-oles who don’t wear socks with expensive european shoes……go figure.

  82. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 2:45 pm

    #22 Shoko, I ate at a Claim Jumpers off of the strip in Vegas. Good food, reasonable prices. They have the tallest slice of chocolate cake I’ve ever seen.

  83. NYUH July 18, 2010 2:50 pm

    Stephen, You got “googlejuice”. Lots of links to the Warrior Beat.

  84. Pomai July 18, 2010 2:56 pm

    Is there any kind of online event schedule for the stadium?

  85. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 3:09 pm

    ST #76, At one time during the planning stages of the Waipio Soccer complex and for the Patsy Mink felds in Waipio (Waikele?), they were planning to have dorms so that visiting teams could stay there while they would have games or tournaments at that place. This was so that the professional baseball teams from Korea and Japan could train at the Mink complex and house soccer teams for tournaments at the soccer fields. They were planning to turn the incinerator building next to the soccer fields into dorms. Do you or anyone else know what happened to those plans? Is this what you may be suggesting with the University. Save expenses by housing visiting teams at our own (bugged ha,ha) hotel? Either way, I don’t think the BCS football schools would want to stay at the opposition’s house. Maybe for the smaller sports teams or the non revenue producing teams. We would have to supply maid service and meals to them though but would probably still save on expenses.

  86. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 3:14 pm

    #85, Wait a minute!!! How could I even go there, having the visiting teams stay at our school when we cannot up keep it for out students? Visiting teams trying to shower but no soap or clean towels or even the handles on the pipes to turn on the water missing. Bad for recruiting yea?

  87. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 3:16 pm

    #86 oops,out should be our.

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  89. chawan_cut July 18, 2010 3:29 pm

    i think we just had a small quake. my house just shook.

  90. chawan_cut July 18, 2010 3:34 pm

    anyone? anyone? ok, just me again.

  91. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 3:36 pm

    chawan_cut, funny I was just thinking about SteveM on the cruise ship in Alaska. I wonder if he felt the quake on the ship. I live in Mililani and didn’t feel a thing.

  92. chawan_cut July 18, 2010 3:40 pm

    my friend found this on the noaa site.

  93. manoa July 18, 2010 3:46 pm

    Felt more like a sonic boom than an earthquake– RIMPAC maybe?

  94. chawan_cut July 18, 2010 3:49 pm

    manoa, thats what i thought too. i heard it as well.

  95. RainbowCliff July 18, 2010 3:56 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation !

    A WONDERFUL Ho’olaule’a at Alondra Park as the Hawaii Festival was FILLED with Hawaii good folks from all over Southern California !

    Food, shave ice, Hawaii attire, jewelry, luggage and UH Chapter Table were selling Warrior green or white polo shirts with 100 starting Saturday, as of today ALL polos were GONE starting at $25.00 per shirt with net worth ringing at $2,500.00 to profit UH !

    ALL my alumni LA chapter buddies were ON as we had our game faces with positive LOVE for the Islands as we packed them in and they left with polo shirt or cap or Hawaii “H” shirt as Hawaii Southern California residents are ready for the MEN OF TROY !

    Gave out Mr. A House Sugarbowl posters as they went like “HOTCAKES” with ONE Hawaii enthusiast donating $100.00 for TEN of them as I rolled them nicely with rubberband to keep them tight as all 4 tubes were GONE in 6 hours !

    Hawaii music in the air, hula wahines keeping all of us entertain and PLENTY of story from so many Hawaiians they we all know at some time in our lives who just love wearing the shorts, tank tops, slippas and ukulele as hearing a guitar being “strung” is an AMAZING sound and feeling !

    RECRUITED many young H.S. scholars to UH as many sophomore and junior students took all brochures with ONE mother having a STUD daughter who plays softball for Cerritos H.S. as she wants her daughter there because of tradition as I left her my card as she keeps me abreast of her Sophomore catcher hitting softbow !

    AWESOME time Tsaiko Nation as I continue to represent the ohana with honor, dignity and respect !


  96. Drew Iulo July 18, 2010 4:04 pm

    good good…this submit deserves nothing …hahaha just joking 😛 …nice post 😛

  97. Rasu Begasu July 18, 2010 4:32 pm

    Post # 80
    Two words to save money
    Death Penalty, with limited appeals
    Ok, five words,
    Slow sports day, feel free to discuss

  98. Lux Painter July 18, 2010 4:37 pm

    BULLA: re: #80

    does that make too much sense or am i just from another planet?

    My friend, you are from another planet. Your plan makes too much sense and because it makes sense, it will be rejected!

    Sad, but that’s government for you.

  99. Bulla July 18, 2010 4:53 pm

    $176,966.92 per day to have the incarcerated in AZ, that $7,373.59 per hour, or $124 per minute, and THAT is the REST of the story 🙂

  100. Bulla July 18, 2010 4:56 pm

    I will ask the gubernatorial hopefuls what their intentions are regarding this situation with the incarcerated.

  101. Kazz July 18, 2010 5:21 pm


    My VZW “New Every Two” resumes in October, so I “should” have $100.00 off my Droid X plus whatever instore rebates is offered. It’s been two years since…

    I can’t wait. Ever since the leaks about the Droid X have been released, I am getting anxious.

    But yes, then the Droid 2 will be out soon and the much anticipated Samsung Fascinate.

    Funny thing about the Fascinate is that this Samsung phone will be available for all carriers but will be called different names. Thing is the Fascinate (for VZW) in general WILL be about 4Xs as fast as any current phone on the market and that is insane considering that the Droid X, HTC Evo for Sprint, and the iPhone 4 for AT&T are pretty much equal when it comes to connection speed.

    The SAD thing is that AT&T’s version of the Samsung Fascinate will be DOWNGRADED on purpose as AT&T has their b***s in a vice as they do not want to impede sales of the iPhone 4.

    Now that is just DUMB because people on AT&T WOULD HAVE had access to the FASTEST phone on their carrier, but because the iPhone’s mainstream and cosmetic popularity is quite strong, AT&T feels compelled to essentially shortchange their customers.

  102. Ralph July 18, 2010 5:41 pm

    Bulla the Feds had difficulty finding a site for their prison because of local backlash, not in my neighborhood. Same thing with State projects, halfway house, prison, Hale Kipa, etc, the private citizen usually voice their concerns and don’t want it in their neighborhood. The big island has lots of land space, but the prisoners would have to be flow into Oahu for pretrial, trial, and any appeals, another added cost. It cost a lot to run a prison in Hawaii, high payroll and benefits costs because union labor in Hawaii isn’t cheap, especially when there is a lot of over time payments

  103. gigi-hawaii July 18, 2010 6:02 pm

    My brother was incarcerated in Oklahoma. He once complained to me about being served 1 turkey dog on a bun with no relish, mayo or other condiments. That was their dinner.

    When he contracted hepatitis C, they refused to give him medication that would have lengthened his life.

    After serving 10 years, he was released and died 6 months later.

    Where does all that money go for housing Hawaii prisoners on the mainland? It sure doesn’t go toward food and medication.

  104. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 6:07 pm

    RainbowCliff, Sorry my acquaintance from the Hermosa Beach area just drove in from Las Vegas arriving at her home around 5:30 Pacific Time. She said she was too tired and probably too late to make it out to the hoolaulea. Shucks, I wanted her to say hello to you from me. She’s a former UH soccer player. Sounds like you had a great time. Life is good. Aloha.

  105. papajoe2 July 18, 2010 6:08 pm

    #100 Bulla, Can you also ask them if they will bring back the Super Ferry. And I don’t mean Koamahu.

  106. BG July 18, 2010 6:10 pm

    papajoe2 #105


  107. BG July 18, 2010 6:15 pm

    Alohas everyone!!!


    No need fly inter-island for all that stuff. Video will do it. If can hold high security briefings between Baghdad and Hawaii, it shouldn’t be any harder to the Big Island.

  108. BG July 18, 2010 6:16 pm

    Sorry to hear about your brother. I don’t support frills, but that wasn’t humane.

  109. BG July 18, 2010 6:19 pm


    Know if it’s possible to get Apple to unlock the iPhone after the contract is up? I’d sell my iPhone and move to Verizon.

  110. Kazz July 18, 2010 6:27 pm


    There are never-ending rumors of the iPhone going to other carriers.

    Ain’t going to happen, well with VZW at least.

    With Apple’s “beef” with Adobe Flash, VZW or any other carrier wouldn’t want to have a phone that doesn’t operate on something as simple as Flash.

    Everyone and their mother uses flash.

  111. Matt July 18, 2010 6:29 pm

    The middle of the Big Island has very limited infrastructure. You would have to somehow get improved power, water, trash, sewage, mail, fuel, food, roads, housing, etc. services to the area. Another disadvantage to a prison in the middle of the Big Island is that it would probably affect the telescopes on Mauna Kea. One of the great advantages to the location atop Mauna Kea is that there is very little light pollution because the area is not heavily populated. A prison that houses 2000+ inmates will definitely affect the light in the area.

  112. BG July 18, 2010 6:40 pm

    So that “announcement” that VZW would be an iPhone outlet in January was not semi-official? If so, I’m sad.

  113. BG July 18, 2010 6:47 pm


    Can solve the light problem and save energy/stay green by going to low power LED’s after the sun goes down. Then lights out after 8. Did someone say you gotta have lights for security? Lights out is great security if guards have night vision goggles and inmates no mo. Good military tactic. Hey! I’m just having fun!

  114. BG July 18, 2010 6:49 pm

    folks must be having dinner. Time for me to do some learning time before class tomorrow.

    Doing the Esmmmmme……..

  115. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 18, 2010 6:49 pm

    I keep deleting my posts – twice today – when I close down another window to come back to write here. I’ve learned my lesson. Write off-line and then copy’npaste.

    The scoreboard is owned by a subsidiary of CBS Sports. The ad sales revenues go there. It’s beautiful – or the drawings are. Saw them at an Aloha Stadium meeting several months ago.


    Corporate sponsors can underwrite events and get a snitload of publicity from doing so. They cannot underwrite the capital costs of something and get naming rights for having done so.

    Let me clarify & expand my earlier statement:

    UH does not have to build a new stadium to get control over the revenues. It has to get the Legislature to transfer the ownership of Aloha Stadium from the Department of Accounting & General Services which is not going to happen as long as Transit-Oriented Development is coming soon. There will be a HUGE battle over this no matter who is elected governor.

    Eventually, DAGS and by extension the State of Hawai`i, will make more off of TOD than it will from the Stadium itself.

    With respect to TOD, I am very closely tracking this. More info to come over the next several months. The potential investments range from $150 million to $500 million over the next 10 years or so.

    By 2013, the taxpayers of Hawai`i and other organizations will have already invested about $110 million in safety improvements and aesthetic upgrades. Once TOD begins and the law barring private ownership of any portion of the Aloha Stadium site is rescinded and UH becomes a powerhouse FBS/D-1A school in football and men’s basketball, major private sector investments will start flowing in to do significant upgrades to the Stadium itself – no matter who owns the site.

    By 2022, the Stadium wil be a classic jewel amongst sports venues.

    There are no serious plans to replace the Stadium at any location until sometime after 2040.

    All of these statements assume no natural or man-made disaster happen to the site and that UH becomes a powerhouse in intercollegiate athletics.

  116. Lux Painter July 18, 2010 7:12 pm

    Raise the GET to 4.5% or 5%. Good grief, other states have GETs, sales tax, municipal tax, county tax etc which is higher than Hawaii’s. (OK, they have lower gas tax). The moneys can be used for UH and our educational system.

    If the legislature really are serious about UH and want to improve it – facilities, equipment etc, then show some guts instead of worrying about the next election!

  117. jm2375 July 18, 2010 7:18 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!

    Taking a break before I start packing. Might just pull an all-nighter and sleep on the plane. Leave at 0630 tomorrow.

    I still don’t see the problem with a lottery. Proceeds to go to DOE and UH (70-30 split?), with the stipulation that monies allocated by the Legislature would not be decreased. (Yeah, right, that’ll *never* happen).

  118. postmanke July 18, 2010 7:23 pm

    110 – Adobe Flash vs HTML 5? Flash is dead. You are going to see mass defect with websites that use flash in the very, very near future. – probably by the next version of your desktop browser.

  119. jm2375 July 18, 2010 7:25 pm

    Kazz – I like my Backflip. It’s a definite step up from a WinMo phone.

  120. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 18, 2010 7:40 pm

    Lux Painter – I assume that you are not a Hawai`i ressident. The tax rate here on O`ahu is already 4.5% with the additional .05% going towards the mass transit system. The other three counties pay 4%. As far as I know, Hawai`i is the only state with a General Excise Tax.

    There is very little support amongst the voters here for a tax increase even to support the public school system, let alone any other programs. When the Legislature initially discussed raising the GET to fund the school system’s operational expenses, literally thousands of phone calls and e-mails in opposition came flowing into the Capitol. One legislator said that he got five phone calls in support and over 700 in opposition.

    The solution most often given by taxpayers to getting more money into the school system is to reduce expenses. However, since about 80% of the operating budget is for salaries and fringe benefits, the only way to cut costs is to cut personnel and reduce salaries & state-paid fringe benefits. That’s why we have Furlough Fridays.

    Another reminder – major repairs are part of the Capital Improvements Budget which ae funded through long-term bonds and not through annual tax revenues. As I explained in yesterday’s post about how a project moves through the system, it takes a very, very long time to go from concept to opening the doors for the first time.

    The way to improve the state’s fiscal situation overall is to improve the economy through diversification in the private sector.

    The way to improve the University of Hawai`i System is to improve the quality of its research and educational products – its graduates – through a number of different ways, including a signficant increase in alumni support which comes from having a strong Department of Athletics. There is a direct relationship between strong academic programs and winning athletic teams.

    The most important way to improve the University of Hawai`i’s athletic programs is bump up the winning records in all sports, especially footbal, men’s basketball and baseball while maintaining a high graduation rate.

  121. Kazz July 18, 2010 7:43 pm

    July 18th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    So that “announcement” that VZW would be an iPhone outlet in January was not semi-official? If so, I’m sad.

    Not official.

    Don’t be sad BG. iPhones are NOT the end all and be-all of smartphones.

  122. Bulla July 18, 2010 7:45 pm


    you bring some light to the situation. The NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) applies everywhere, but that’s life. Your point about flying the prisoners to Oahu for pretrial and appeals would be costly; however, OCCC is used for pre-sentencing and pre-trial individuals so that would not apply. Your point about OT is valid, however if you are short staffed to begin with coupled with a hiring freeze, what is the end result? Cost over runs and never meeting budgetary goals…..the most valid point you bring up is the cost of labor because of the union control. That in itself is probably the biggest hurdle we have to overcome as a state. You have to admit that spending that much money is nothing short of absurd though…….

  123. Guillermo Hasstedt July 18, 2010 7:45 pm

    Ahh fitness. One thing I will discuss about that is that it is far easy to keep in shape then to get back to where you were. believe me

  124. A-House July 18, 2010 7:47 pm


    also like Claim Jumpers in Vegas and we ate the 8 layer choco cake – dany took 4 of us to wipeit out after all the ribs!!!!


    we felt and herd the quake at 3:29pm today – the roar was realy loud and the house shook
    for several seconds – tinkling sounds everywhere!!!

    Rainbow Cliff:

    surprised that you still had some of the Sugar Bowl team posters – happy it went for a good cause and hope the transplant Hawaiian is proud to own them!

    again, thank you for all your due diligence in spreading the UH cheer in LA – sure coach Coolen will be happy to hear about that Soph catcher – maybe an email? He lost 2 senior catchers this year. Incoming left hand catcher is supposed to be a “starter”, but we shall see come February 2011.

  125. OldDiver July 18, 2010 7:49 pm

    One of the features Of the iPhone is simultaneous use of the call and data stream. I don’t believe verizon is capable of that, but the biggest hurdle is iTunes. Apple wants control of the downloads and was therefore turn down by verizon before the iphone first came out. Being an apple shareholder I’m most concerned about profitability. Apple is making tons of money with the iPhone and Google is not doing the same with it’s droid os. I can’t think of another phone maker who is bleeding green like apple. I like the competition between Apple and the rest because it can only mean the consumer will benefit. Which phone is better? It really depends if you like an apple or an orange.

  126. A-House July 18, 2010 7:52 pm

    Coach Gib has been quiet about the hiring of the last coach and using his final scholarship for 2010 – any tremlors on the horizon?

  127. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 18, 2010 7:56 pm

    There are currently enough votes in both the State House and the State Senate to pass a state lottery, but the opposition outside the Capitol to any legalized gambling is so strong that it would make the Civil Unions issue look like a debate over whether to use skim milk or 2% in a recipe.

    Not only are the Religious Right folks against gambling but so are a lot of politically progressive individuals & groups as well as organizations such as The League of Women Voters. These lefty churches & social justice groups feel that gambling in any form impacts the poor & the powerless disproportionately and causes all kinds of social & economic disruptions.

    Until such time as the pro-gambling people get as organized as the antis, we will not see any kind of gambling within state borders although there is growing support for some form of sea-based gambling off the shores of O`ahu. I suspect that this will happen within a decade. Unfortunately, very little, if any, of the revenues generated from gambling will increase Hawai`i tax collections although the increase in visitors who come into Honolulu for a day or two will help increase GET tax revenues and spending in local stores and restaurants.

    Don’t blame the legislators – they know how to count constituent votes and when the NONOs outnumber supporters by as much as 100 to 1, then they have no choice but to go along with the majority.

  128. A-House July 18, 2010 7:57 pm


    send me an email at ahousefamilyatyahoodotcom!

  129. pharmacy technician July 18, 2010 8:19 pm

    nice post. thanks.

  130. al July 18, 2010 8:50 pm

    bg…read this on the vzw iphone.

  131. al July 18, 2010 8:50 pm


  132. gigi-hawaii July 18, 2010 8:56 pm

    Trouble is, if you allow the lottery, other forms of gambling won’t be far behind, e.g., cock fighting. I guess that’s what worries the average Hawaii resident (like me).

  133. gigi-hawaii July 18, 2010 8:58 pm

    I don’t own an iPhone or any kind of Smart phone. Just don’t have the need for one.

    All I have is a basic Samsung cell phone. It has no camera or internet features. Just Tmobile. I basically use it only for emergency calls in my car.

  134. BG July 18, 2010 9:37 pm


    Thanks for the info on the iPhone. I admit that I hit the books softly (instead of hard) and googled “iPhone unlock”. Sure was surprised! If Apple won’t unlock my phone, there are lots of others who will. If Verizon does go iPhone in Jan ’11, I wouldn’t mind picking up a 4G with them after I sell my unlocked 3G.

    My iPhone has a second business line that rings when my company is called…links me to a virtual PBX. That’s an important reason that I stick with the iPhone although I think I might be able to transfer that feature to another smartphone.

  135. BG July 18, 2010 9:40 pm


    There are certain forms of gambling that I doubt will ever be legalized in Hawaii. Cock fighting and dog-fighting are two examples. Slot machines and table games are far from the first two mentioned.

  136. BG July 18, 2010 9:43 pm

    Some people wonder why some fancy, schmancy smartphones do NOT have cameras. There are numerous high security places that do not allow phones with cameras. You have to turn them in and pick them up when you leave.

  137. BG July 18, 2010 9:44 pm

    OK. Now, I really have to seriously study.


  138. al July 18, 2010 9:46 pm

    gambling has been here on the islands ever since the first immigrants set up camp. cockfighting will alwayes be available.
    sports betting here on the islands has been around for decades.
    backdoor gambling parlors exist in numerous place.

    legislate the law for lottery purposes only and nothing else changes. the legislators are not naive they just don’t want to lose votes on moral issues. however, having lottery only bills could be the answer to fix educational problems. an annual lottery specifiuc to aiding the public institutions would work. not to mention having a uhad lottery to solve the deficit problems.

  139. gigi-hawaii July 18, 2010 9:52 pm


    Yeah, you’re probably right. But, I can see how gambling could become addictive. Then that would be a psychological as well as social disease.

    Of course, people argue that alcohol should be banned also because of the death toll on the streets as well as other repercussions from getting chronically drunk.

  140. Annoddah Dave July 18, 2010 9:53 pm

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    al is right, gambling is human nature just like the 3 letter word. If casino gambling were proposed, the strongest lobby will be the Las Vegas PAC. They know if it passes, the golden goose will stay home to lose money!??

  141. gigi-hawaii July 18, 2010 9:59 pm


    you are right about camera phones being banned from security areas.

    When I was in Macau in May, I visited the Grand Lisboa, a new gambling casino and hotel. I was allowed to photograph the lobby, but was told to put my camera in my bag as no pics could be taken inside the casino, itself.

    I wonder why.

  142. Matt July 18, 2010 10:03 pm


    I know you’re only joking about the Night Vision Goggle thing, but we no like the prisoners missing the toilet at night when they no can see.

  143. gigi-hawaii July 18, 2010 10:08 pm

    I really should hunt around for extra people to split the PPV fee with us. Oceanic hasn’t said how much it will cost this year. Hope it’s less than the $400 they charged us last year.

  144. gigi-hawaii July 18, 2010 10:08 pm

    Matt, good point. LOL.

  145. gigi-hawaii July 18, 2010 10:12 pm

    When I was in Vegas, I was allowed to take pics inside the casinos at the hotels. We took pics of each other at the slot machines as well as at the Blackjack table.

    So, why not in Macau? Chinese control and mainland Chinese want privacy? Dunno.

  146. RainbowCliff July 18, 2010 10:51 pm

    #104 papajoe2: Would of LOVE to meet your good folks as I don’t live far from the South Bay area and I have time early afternoon to late evenings as they can e-mail me at and I will take them out for a GREAT time as Kings Hawaiian or the Loft will be our Hawaiian destiny for some ONO cuisine as the treat is on me !

    There is no better feeling in the world when you get good Hawaiian people together as food, music, family and fun are surely a JOY to watch and take in as I met SO many from my past
    days in Honolulu who came by to buy or talk good story with your’s truly !

    Take care papajoe2 and do encourage your guest to e-mail me as she will have a WONDERFUL time with I and Mrs. RainbowCliff being the host with the most !

  147. RainbowCliff July 18, 2010 11:09 pm

    #124 Mr A-House SIR !

    Your posters were the HIT through out the day as once word got out the good folks of Hoolaulea came with ANXIOUSNESS to get there original copy of that GREAT moment in
    Hawaii football history as many claim they were going to frame and put up in Child’s room
    or family as the TRADITION lives on !

    That sophomore catcher is a STUD as mother showed me a picture of her by camera phone
    and she had good length and legs to be 15 years of age. Mother is STRONG on Hawaiian Tradition and she talked and hugged me for giving her detail info on U of H as she has family
    over there with her “tutu” being LOVE by so many !

    Japanese, Hawaiian and Irish is the make-up as Mother got her baby going in the right direction as she is obedient and playing right now with her club team of potential softbow STARS !

    When she gets back with me I will definetly get it to the powers of be as she is coming to UH in 2012 with back catching skills, cannon of an arm and hitting clean-up right now as a 15 year old STUD

  148. Efrain Heifner July 18, 2010 11:15 pm

    Thank you for the nice blog, even though it did take quite a long time to complete reading. (English is not my mother language) May I ask where you get your sources from? Thankyou!

  149. RainbowCliff July 18, 2010 11:25 pm

    Early pleasant morning to you good folks as I went to bed so early from the Hawaiian Festival and have woken early in the morning 2:30 am to be exact as you good folks are sound a sleep !

    Got my day camp in less then 4 hours as this summer of inner city children has surely been a wonderful experience for me personally. Watching growth and development of so many future athletes as my playground is filled with skill athletic young STARS !

    Our sat and college prep programs are in full swing as we work on them academically and get them to qualify for admissions for State or University local colleges as I am building for 2016 with many of them on the right course as Parents or guardians are getting on BOARD !

    Will be scouting USC next month as I have been invited to a practice by relatives of freshmen wide out Robert Woods as I will have my eagle eye WIDE open on USC talent and set formations as NO Hawaii apparel I will be wearing just your average “SPORTJOE” look who is just thrilled of seeing USC for their first time in his life up close !

    HA HA !

  150. RainbowCliff July 18, 2010 11:43 pm

    Efrain Heifner: Many of the vaild points of these bloggers sources are TREMENDOUS with college graduates, intelligent writers, professionals, lawyers, researchers, educators and LOYAL fans to UH over the years !

    The host Mr. Stephen Tsai an AWESOME writer who started this blog with just local friends and supporters got it ALL rolling as nothing but LOVE here to UH athletics as we come from ALL over the world to communicate our thoughts and develop fellowship and friendship along the way !

    YOU came to the right place as information being posted is truly a “LEARNING EXPERIENCE” as there are so many INTELLIGENT folks here as I like you just reading their comments and opinions of so many bloggers that are in the know as it will keep you up with current local and world events !

    It really get’s EXCITING around here especially before UH plays as football is BIG on this Warrior Beat as WE all get ready to root for the Warriors no matter win or lose as LOYALTY is big here with many objective and subjective opinions coming at you in typing speed !

    Hope to see you during the fall and MAHALO for finding and complementing the GREAT people of this “Warrior Tsaiko Nation” !

    ALOHA !

  151. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 18, 2010 11:46 pm

    Click to read David Shapiro’s newest post in his blog, “Volcanic Ash.”

    What do you think the response of other students sitting around the group of protesting students will be ? What will be the response of people like Kazz and others who are passionate athletics supporters on this blog as these ticklebums cheer for the opposing team in a tight game or match at The Stan this coming season?

    How much support will there be amongst students not attending? Amongst fans in general? The broader community who barely know who the head coach of Washine volleyball is?

  152. Ipu Man July 18, 2010 11:47 pm

    Most sources here come from “coconut wireless”…

  153. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 18, 2010 11:52 pm


    legislate the law for lottery purposes only and nothing else changes. the legislators are not naive they just don’t want to lose votes on moral issues. however, having lottery only bills could be the answer to fix educational problems. an annual lottery specifiuc to aiding the public institutions would work. not to mention having a uhad lottery to solve the deficit problems.

    If you’re willing to take on the responsibility of being a leader on this particular issue, then I can put you in contact with someone who is willing to coodinate a “special interest” group to lobby for passage of the bill.

  154. RainbowCliff July 18, 2010 11:56 pm

    Well good folks it is time to resume my sleep as I will catch up with all of you later on before the new day is finish !

    Stay healthy and wise as you wake up to joy and happiness of being ALIVE and seeing one another with kindness and affection !

    Have a kinship with all others that you truly believe and from that bond of faith and love a mutural strength you will receive !

    As Mr. Bulla so eloquently states “MAKE MEMORIES” !


  155. roysan16 July 19, 2010 5:04 am

    Re-DR article today

    DR and the former coach are shooting the breeze in a phone interview.

    DR writes that JJ was mingling with the crowd at a LL restaurant in Plano, Texas, where the fare (?) (or flair?) was Hawaiian food and music.

    DR also writes that Henry Kapono and Willie K are scheduled to sing the national anthem and do a half time shows at some SMU game this fall.

    Is does seem that JJ still has Hawaii in his blood.

    It still seems the consequences of JJ’s actions are intentionally mapped out, where it indeed reverts back into giving Hawaii exposure.

    In the last part of the article JJ advocates UH football playing independent and the rest of the teams joining the Big West.

    This is the part, where if I was on the phone talking to JJ, my heart would begin to race and I’d begin to perspire. Because this is something that I’ve written about here. For even I can see that Hawaii would be a better fit in the Big West-in all sports. Maybe eventually football one day.

    Someday if given the chance I would ask JJ why don’t he try wearing a new hat when his coaching days are over, like becoming the commissioner of the Big West. To my way of thinking I’m sure JJ as a commissioner can envision that linking deals with the TV networks would allow the schools facing budget crises to be able to overcome them.

  156. roysan16 July 19, 2010 5:15 am

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