UH's Davis arrested, suspended from team

UH cornerback JoPierre Davis was indefinitely suspended from the football team following his arrest this morning on numerous counts of  sexual assault and assault.

A UH spokesman said Davis was suspended for violating the school’s Code of Conduct.
However, he will remain on scholarship until an investigation is completed.
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After 41 years at UH, secretary Margie Okimoto is retiring at the end of this month.
Okimoto has served as secretary to every UH athletic director since Paul Durham.
Her departure will leave assistant head football coach George Lumpkin as the dean of UH athletic department employees.


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If things go according to plan, Jim Donovan and Greg McMackin will be traveling to Japan in two weeks on a goodwill/marketing tour.

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Our deepest sympathy to Curveball, whose wife passed away yesterday. She was a woman of courage and love. We will miss her.



  1. expat February 12, 2009 8:25 am

    41 years is a long time. So sorry for your loss Curveball

  2. bamboo mana February 12, 2009 8:28 am

    Deepest sympathy, Curveball.
    Have a great retirement, Margie.
    Aloha kakahiaka to all you Tsaikos.
    It’s cold here in Vegas.

  3. djmitcho February 12, 2009 8:28 am

    Condolences to Curveball and his ohana.

  4. kama krab February 12, 2009 8:29 am

    Curveball my condolences go out to you and your family. May the grace of god by with all of you.

  5. Mei Ling February 12, 2009 8:30 am


    My prayers & love go out to you & your ‘ohana. We’ll miss Kristen, too. Let me know if I can do anything for you.

  6. owen-16 February 12, 2009 8:30 am

    so sorry for your loss Curveball

  7. Mei Ling February 12, 2009 8:34 am

    Congratulations to Margie Okimoto on her retirement!

  8. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 8:37 am

    My deepest condolences Curveball. Kristen will forever be in our hearts. We are there for you Curveball, our strength is your strength…

  9. cheepono February 12, 2009 8:45 am

    top 10!

    cheepono out.

  10. duffer February 12, 2009 8:47 am

    Deepest condolences Curveball!

  11. 702WarriorNation February 12, 2009 8:53 am

    Deepest condolences Curveball and family.

  12. BG February 12, 2009 8:53 am

    Brother Curveball

    A Tsaikette has passed on. Hearts are devastated and heavy everywhere in Tsaiko-land.

    We knew Kristen for a short while. But, to meet her was to be friends forever after experiencing the sunshine and love in her heart.

    We reach out to you to be your umbrella on this rainy day….

  13. roysan16 February 12, 2009 8:54 am


    With deep emotion I read about the passing of your wife And I join with the many others in expressing our sadness.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid February 12, 2009 8:57 am

    May the Lord comfort and bless you and your family, brother Curveball. Our deepest sympathy and strongest condolences. God be with you always.

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid February 12, 2009 8:58 am

    Here’s wishing a long and happy retirement, Margie.

  16. d1島 February 12, 2009 9:04 am

    Deepest Sympathy curveball.

    May He bring comfort and solace to you and your Ohana.

  17. d1島 February 12, 2009 9:05 am

    Mahalo and Congratulations to Margie Okimoto.

  18. chawan_cut February 12, 2009 9:07 am

    my condolences….

  19. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2009 9:10 am

    It’s amazing the people Margie has worked with: Durham, Nagel, Sheriff, Yoshida, Frazier, Donovan.

  20. Garret February 12, 2009 9:10 am

    Deepest condolences to Curveball and his family.

  21. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2009 9:10 am

    Can you imagine the stories that could be told from a football secre … oh, wait, the UH football team doesn’t have a secretary.

  22. Kekoa February 12, 2009 9:12 am

    Congratulations to Margie and here’s hoping you can enjoy a very carefree and relaxing retirement. (Be sure to turn off all your phones, filter your email and donate the fax machine to charity).

  23. Stretch February 12, 2009 9:14 am

    Curveball – sorry to hear of your loss. I am glad that she was able to get out of the house a few weeks back. We are all here for you when you need us.

  24. kama krab February 12, 2009 9:16 am

    Howzit Everybody,

    Congradulation to Margie Okimoto and mahalo for the many years of service you have given to the University of Hawaii. Enjoy

  25. Stretch February 12, 2009 9:20 am

    Congratulations to Margie!! Enjoy your retirement.

  26. jm2375 February 12, 2009 9:21 am

    Curveball – my deepest condolences to you and your ohana. Please let us know what we can do to help.

  27. Committed Road Warrior February 12, 2009 9:21 am

    Condolences to Curveball and family. So sorry for your loss.

  28. jm2375 February 12, 2009 9:22 am

    Happy retirement to Margie Okimoto. She looks waaay too young to have worked 41 years.

  29. Kekoa February 12, 2009 9:23 am

    Curveball ~

    My very deepest condolences my friend. I was so touched by her courage. Kristin Kronlund kept coming back with a fighting spirit that just refused to quit! She really did defy all odds.

    May she rest in peace.

  30. Garret February 12, 2009 9:24 am

    Happy retirement to Margie Okimoto! I’m sure that she will find a lot of fun things to do to keep herself busy…I think at times my Dad is busier during his retirement than before he retired.

  31. SteveM February 12, 2009 9:27 am

    Curveball, our deepest condolences to you and family.

    SteveM & Peaches

  32. JaM February 12, 2009 9:35 am

    Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your Ohana.

    JaM, Brie and family

    Let me know if I can help with anything.

  33. JaM February 12, 2009 9:36 am

    Congratulations to Margie on your retirement!

  34. jojo ® February 12, 2009 9:38 am

    Curveball, my prayers are with you and your family.

  35. Matto February 12, 2009 9:42 am

    Curveball, may His blessings, peace and strength be upon you. My deepest condolences and know that we’re all praying for you, your wife and your ohana.

  36. LizKauai [Believer] February 12, 2009 9:48 am

    curveball, some transitions we mark with pomp and circumstance, others we react to with great sadness. I believe that Kristin is finally freed from the physical limitations and sufferings that allowed her sweet character to emerge and shine brightly, if not briefly, on our lives.
    For you, a big ((((hug)))), for Kristin – Warmest Aloha for now. Someday we will all walk the path to “graduation”, bedecked with fragrant lei and good wishes!

    I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve?
    I made the light to shed on thee its splendor.
    Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?

  37. Garret February 12, 2009 9:51 am

    Why is it that 2 of the guys shown in the Princess’ video seem to not have their head on the baseball bat when they are spinning around? That seems like cheating when the other players were following the rules. I think one Warrior was shown with 1:10 left and another with 1:03 left that seem to be breaking the rules and getting a competitive advantage because of it.

  38. 808Chef February 12, 2009 9:52 am

    Curveball…i dunno you but what i learned is when you here, you ohana. my condolences bro. may the Lord bless you and your ohana.

  39. FloridaTed February 12, 2009 9:54 am


    In a time of tragic loss like yours, you must remember that all the love you gave her and all the love she had in her heart, will accompany her to the place where she is going. She is departed, but not gone.

    She will always be with you on the periphery of another dimension, until you meet again. Just think of her as being on a long trip.

    My thoughts are with you.

  40. FloridaTed February 12, 2009 9:59 am

    Margie Okimoto, a true icon of UH sports.

    Nothing brings home the dawning of a new era, when these icons, like Margie, begin to vanish from our lives.

    Enjoy your new life with full gusto, stay in touch with us through this blog at least, maybe now you can reveal some secrets? Lol.

  41. LizKauai [Believer] February 12, 2009 10:02 am

    Congrats, Margie- you started working here when you were 5 years old??? You look tooo young for a retiree! :mrgreen:

  42. haka February 12, 2009 10:03 am

    Much Love and Aloha to Curveball and Family

  43. al ™ February 12, 2009 10:05 am


    hang in there my brother.
    know that she is in Heaven without any pain and suffering.
    peace is with her.
    the Lord watches over you.

  44. al ™ February 12, 2009 10:16 am

    poor jimmy d. now what does he do?
    it’ll probably take 2-3 persons to do what margie does.

    congrats on your well deserved retirement.

  45. PONO February 12, 2009 10:16 am

    Margie is amazing. I used to work for her back in the day as a student worker. She treats everyone from the AD to student workers the same, with great respect and kindness.

  46. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 10:18 am

    I wish I could retire…have a fun filled retirement Margie O.

    MLiz – The neck don’t lie.

  47. roysan16 February 12, 2009 10:44 am

    The author is unknown

    But in the main office of Oahu Cemetery this poem caught my attention

    At the time it was a poignant time in my life, too, similarly of what Curveball is experiencing with the loss of his wife

    When a person is grieving… words of comfort, verbal and written, mean a lot…I know so well about this, wishfully I didn’t

    But… it’s this poem I wanted to share with you today…and with especially Curveball.


    When I am gone, release me, let me go

    I have too many things to see and do,

    You must not tie yourself to me with tears,

    Be thankful for our many beautiful years,

    I gave to you my love, you can only guess,

    How much you gave to me in happiness.

    But now is the time I travel alone.

    I thank for the love you have shown.

    So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,

    Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

    Cherish the memories within your heart.

    I won’t be far away for life goes on.

    If you need me, call and I will come.

    Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near.

    And if you listen within your heart you will hear,

    all my love around you soft and clear.

    And when you must come this way alone,

    I’ll greet you with a smile and say,

    “Welcome Home!”

  48. Kazz February 12, 2009 10:48 am


    Please don’t feel like you can’t ask any of us for help during these difficult times. We are here for you.

    Just ask.

  49. Kazz February 12, 2009 10:52 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    February 12th, 2009 at 9:10 am
    Can you imagine the stories that could be told from a football secre … oh, wait, the UH football team doesn’t have a secretary.

    I can type 60 wpm. :mrgreen:

  50. A-House February 12, 2009 10:53 am


    A-House family sends it deepest sympathy for the Kristen’s passing.

    Though, we knew her for only a few moments at the tailgates, she will forever be in our thoughts.

    This is for you: Those we love are precious gems,
    Tho we may never know,
    How much we miss their precious gifts,
    When they are here no more.

  51. YpoWarrior February 12, 2009 10:57 am

    Deepest condolences to Curveball and his family

  52. duffer February 12, 2009 11:00 am

    Nalani, here’s you girls bb update


    Congrats, Margie- you started working here when you were 5 years old??? You look tooo young for a retiree!

    Hmmmm, nobody told me that when I retired!

  53. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 11:01 am

    duffer – Your real name is Margie?

  54. LizKauai [Believer] February 12, 2009 11:01 am

    duffer- you are still working! 😆

  55. bstunna2002 February 12, 2009 11:11 am


    my condolences to you and your family


  56. NorthShoreFan February 12, 2009 11:17 am

    CurveBall, I have yet to meet you but me and my wife send a lot of Love and Aloha to you and your family.

  57. niho mano February 12, 2009 11:31 am

    curveball my condolences go out to you and your family….

  58. Jack Flash February 12, 2009 11:32 am

    Deepest condolences to Curveball and his ‘ohana from me and my crew. Aloha bruddah.

  59. Garret February 12, 2009 11:46 am

    Article about how apparently Florida isn’t happy with their nonconference schedule in 2009 and may be interested in playing Utah or TCU…but Utah doesn’t appear to be interested in playing Florida.

    Apparently there are some rumors floating around the Florida swamps that the Gators aren’t too happy with their non-conference schedule and might want to replace a game with a game that would get “national attention.”

    The teams mentioned are Utah and TCU. According to the radio guys it would be a four-team deal involving Florida and the opponent it is currently scheduled to play and the school it would play in the revised schedule, and that school’s opponent.

    First, let me say there aren’t any discussions going on between the schools according to Utah ticket manager Zack Lassiter who oversees the scheduling.

    “We’re always looking at options, but right now our mindset is our 2009 schedule is full,” he said. “We’re focused on the 2010 and 2011 openings.”

  60. Garret February 12, 2009 11:49 am

    SMU really must have had a discipline problem in the past. JJ has a “3 strikes” rule and just pulled scholarships from 9 players who kept missing classes and/or team activities. At least they arranged scholarships at other schools for those players…

    Nine SMU football players have been notified that their athletic scholarships will not be renewed for the 2009 season and that they they no longer a part of the program.

    “A few student-athletes failed to adhere to our department policies and/or team rules, and because of that, they are no longer part of our program,” Jones said. “We are sensitive to the fact that these decisions impact people’s lives, and with that in mind, we have made arrangements for these student-athletes for scholarships at other institutions should they wish to continue their education and football careers. We wish these young men the best in their future endeavors.”

  61. LizKauai [Believer] February 12, 2009 11:58 am

    I just got a notice from YouTube that the video I shot of Larry Fitzgerald t the ProBowl was removed because of a violation of NFL copyright. Huh??? I filed a counterclaim.

  62. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2009 12:03 pm

    Wait a minute … PONO is Stuart?

  63. LizKauai [Believer] February 12, 2009 12:06 pm

    ST- always revealing secret identities…

  64. d1島 February 12, 2009 12:06 pm


    Remember, it is the No Fun League 🙄

  65. SteveM February 12, 2009 12:16 pm

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  66. SteveM February 12, 2009 12:27 pm

    ST — PONO is a long-time blogger listing San Jose as residence. I have not met him. Does this help in determining “Stuart”? 🙂

    BTW, hi PONO! You going to the UH-UNLV game in September?

  67. WarriorMojo February 12, 2009 12:30 pm


    Check out this fascinating test of NFL copyright policies:


  68. Mei Ling February 12, 2009 12:36 pm

    JD & Coach Mac should consult with HeinekenHealer about what to take for omiyage to Japan…

  69. Loa February 12, 2009 12:37 pm

    curveball – deepest condolences to you and your ohana

  70. A-House February 12, 2009 12:39 pm


    Florida should consider flying to Hawaii and playing the Warriors to open their season – only fair, since we went there to open our season in 2008.

    Urban Meyer would puke and complain like hell about travelling to Hawaii – something he did while at Utah in the “ole” WAC days.

  71. Blackie February 12, 2009 12:42 pm

    Deepest sympathy to Curveball and family.

  72. LizKauai [Believer] February 12, 2009 12:44 pm

    Ayah, JoPierre… hope the best for you.

  73. d1島 February 12, 2009 12:45 pm


    Hoping that things work out for JoPierre Davis

  74. rog February 12, 2009 12:49 pm

    If we can get the Japanese market that could be are in to a better conference.

  75. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 12:55 pm


    Stretch should go with the Coach and AD since he is well versed in marketing.

  76. Mrs. A-House February 12, 2009 12:57 pm

    Dear Curveball –

    May I add my personal note of sympathy to that of A-House earlier. The deep love and devotion you and Kristin shared was evident when you first introduced me to her. Keep her in your heart and you will never be alone. My deepest condolences to you and your family…from Mrs. A-House.

  77. LizKauai [Believer] February 12, 2009 12:58 pm

    WarriorMojo- interesting read. I filled out my counter claim and added that it was a video I recorded myself- at the game- not from their broadcast. Whaddya think my chances are? 😯

  78. Long Time UH Fan February 12, 2009 1:19 pm


    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family on the loss of your wife.

  79. chawan_cut February 12, 2009 1:21 pm

    wasn’t JP supposed to be a big contributor next season? wonder what he did? hopefully he can get his life together first and then worry about football (if that’ll be possible).

  80. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2009 1:32 pm

    He’s accused of something pretty serious.
    No charges, and everyone is presumed innocent until found otherwise, but this isn’t a good situation.
    And, yes, he was going to enter spring training as a No. 1 corner.

  81. chawan_cut February 12, 2009 1:40 pm

    we don’t need this.

  82. Rob25 February 12, 2009 1:40 pm


    My condolences to you and your family. It is with a heavy heart that I heard of Kristen’s passing and please remember we are here to help you through this time. You are a part of our family and we hold each other up.

    I am so glad that she was able to share precious moments with us all. It was nice to see her enjoying herself outside at the beach house. Hold on to those memories for they will carry you.

    As has been stated earlier, please don’ t hesitate to put out a call for anything that we can do to help.

  83. Kazz February 12, 2009 1:41 pm

    UH cornerback JoPierre Davis was indefinitely suspended from the football team following his arrest this morning.
    A UH spokesman said Davis was suspended for violating the school’s Code of Conduct.
    However, he will remain on scholarship until an investigation is completed.


  84. BIGWAVE96744 February 12, 2009 1:44 pm

    CURVEBALL, GOD bless you with peace & comfort.
    Though I’ve never met you or Kristen it’s as though I have, via this blog.

  85. al ™ February 12, 2009 1:46 pm

    i hope it isn’t so with jo-pierre davis. he would have competed for some serious playing time this year.


  86. chawan_cut February 12, 2009 1:48 pm

    keenan jones last year, JP this year… hopefully it’ll all be resolved

  87. Stephen Tsai February 12, 2009 2:02 pm

    One of the mock drafts has Veikune going in the second round to the Cardinals. Hmm. They could have LaBoy and Veikune as bookends.

  88. FloridaTed February 12, 2009 2:04 pm

    JP, that sucks, well, I’ll wait ’till all the facts are out.

  89. al ™ February 12, 2009 2:09 pm

    i see that les soloai’s name has appeared on the spring 2009 roster.

    so will jake heun change his number now that it appears that he will be playing defense?

  90. Kazz February 12, 2009 2:13 pm


    RE: Heun # change.

    No need eh? LaBoy wore #1 on the line.

  91. al ™ February 12, 2009 2:14 pm

    room for thought?…

    perhaps the person(s) who does the bio’s for the football team could spend just a little more time and include 40 times, bench results, verticals.

    a little personal quotation from each player;
    what attracted you to hawaii?
    what do you love about hawaii?
    what would your teammates say about you?

    a bit more about their families or at least the names of their siblings.

    i think that admin needs to realize that 1000’s of fans and potential recruits view the bio’s. as such make it of fan and recruit interest. it could be another great selling point for the university that they should take advantage of.

    what you think?

  92. al ™ February 12, 2009 2:16 pm


    no i understand, but, “little richard” torres is #19 and he plays on defense. cannot have two guys on the field at the same time with the same number you see.

  93. FloridaTed February 12, 2009 2:19 pm

    Should be very interesting what comes out of the Japan PR trip.

  94. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 2:26 pm

    al – I’d hate to be the guy on the roster with “0” under 225# reps.

  95. BIGWAVE96744 February 12, 2009 2:26 pm

    Al some player’s bio seems incomplete because the players themselves do a half arse job in filling it out. UH will not post things in the bio that the player doesn’t put down and sign off for.

    Gotta remember they have update bios for over 500 athletes (M & F) and the coaching staff as well..

    I give Derek Inouchi & crew a big shout for getting the website updated so fast on a limited staff & budget

  96. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 2:32 pm

    500 athletes…let’s say you can update 20 a day…pau in a month!

  97. Kazz February 12, 2009 2:39 pm

    al ™:

    February 12th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    no i understand, but, “little richard” torres is #19 and he plays on defense. cannot have two guys on the field at the same time with the same number you see.

    OOPS! Dey u go…

    Ok got it.

    Hmm.. who knows… maybe #9 on defense will end up being available come Spring ball?

  98. Kazz February 12, 2009 2:48 pm

    RE: UHA Roster Updates.

    If the student athletes are slacking on turning in their profile info to Derek Inouchi maybe UH should get the Princess to get profile information on all the athletes?

    At least we’ll have the male ones for sure on time and filled out.
    and Chawan’s one for some reason also…

  99. chawan_cut February 12, 2009 2:49 pm

    i want to go back to japan again

  100. chawan_cut February 12, 2009 2:55 pm

    hey now…
    kazz jumps on the bandwagon too!

  101. Kazz February 12, 2009 2:55 pm


    Sorry, I couldn’t resist!


  102. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 2:57 pm

    Kazz – re: c_c…and there is our first “0” under the 225# rep column. 😆

  103. Kazz February 12, 2009 3:05 pm


    Now that’s just uncalled for! tsk tsk tsk…

    BTW I saw that door hanger pull up thing at Sports Authority on Ward today.

    Looks like and feels like it is worth 19 monthly payments of $0.50.

  104. Kazz February 12, 2009 3:09 pm

    RE: UH student athlete profiles.

    Seriously though. Wouldn’t it be funny if there is one photo and profile of someone that isn’t even on the team or part of it on each roster page of all 19 sports programs????

    Imagine all the UH football profiles and at the end is a photo of Chawan with his bright jacket on yelling at a basketball game.

    I can just see all the reactions and confusion on all the faces of the people checking it out!


  105. YpoWarrior February 12, 2009 3:13 pm

    What would CC’s 40-time be?

  106. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 3:16 pm

    Kazz – Did you buy it?

    The funny part would be the stats and quotes from the Tsaikos.

  107. Kazz February 12, 2009 3:31 pm


    I believe my 40 time is Monday.


    No I didn’t buy it, but I did get a feel for the new UA running shoes… and then I bought those.

  108. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 3:36 pm

    I think Kazz needs to to to UA anonymous.

  109. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 3:37 pm

    to to to = to go to

  110. Kazz February 12, 2009 3:38 pm


    February 12th, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    What would CC’s 40-time be?

    I’ll let Homey handle this one.

  111. homey ℞ February 12, 2009 3:40 pm

    Kazz – chawan’s 40 yard time depends on what’s waiting for him at the finish line.

  112. BowsForever February 12, 2009 4:01 pm

    Deepest condolences.

  113. BowsForever February 12, 2009 4:07 pm

    On the subject of JP Davis…well, I’ll just second what FloridaTed said. Whatever happened to Keenan Jones, btw?

  114. wafan February 12, 2009 4:34 pm

    Curveball . . .

    We have not yet met but it feels as if somehow we have. Please accept my condolences on the passing and freeing of Kristen from her worldly bonds.

  115. Kazz February 12, 2009 4:37 pm


    I am the opposite. My 40 time depends on what is standing with me at the start line.

  116. Pauoa Boy February 12, 2009 4:38 pm


    WTF man, why bring unwanted attention to yourself in this kind of negative way? Do you have Tyler Graunke/Keenan Jones syndrome when knowing you have the golden oppurtunity to be named a starter and yet do something idiotic. Granted details are not given and no one knows what has happened yet, but regardless being highlighted on a negative subject is just stupid! C’mon dude don’t ruin your Senior Year!

  117. (Jesse) James February 12, 2009 4:39 pm

    Hello Tsaikos…finally getting a little break from work but have to go soon…. just stopped by to say hi…

    Curveball – My deepest condolences for your loss. I only met Kristen a couple of times but she was a very nice woman with a big heart. She will be missed but know that she is in a place where she will no longer have to suffer. I’m sure I can speak on behalf of the Tsaiko Ohana when I say that if there is anything you need or if we can do something, please let us know.

  118. Pauoa Boy February 12, 2009 4:41 pm


    Thoughts and prayers to you and your ohana…

  119. Momo February 12, 2009 4:56 pm

    Condolences to the Morita family. Ken’s stroke was too massive and the pressure on his brain ended up being too great.

    Thank you to all of the Tsai-kos for their messages of support and condolences when I first mentioned Ken’s situation.

  120. Garret February 12, 2009 4:57 pm

    Condolences to the Morita family.

  121. Rob25 February 12, 2009 5:02 pm

    Condolences to the Morita family and Momo!

  122. Kazz February 12, 2009 5:25 pm

    Condolences to the Morita ohana as well.

    Today is a somber day for those connected with the Tsaiko family, but nothing will stop the sun from rising upon a new day tomorrow and the next and the next and the next.

    For those that have lost someone close recently, do not feel ashamed to lean on others that care for you for support.

  123. chawan_cut February 12, 2009 5:32 pm

    homey, you are correct.

  124. TOM February 12, 2009 5:32 pm

    Curveball and Morita ohanas. My prayers go out to you and yours.

  125. TOM February 12, 2009 5:34 pm

    NALANI: I was browsing through e-music.com and came across all the Na Leo recordings. Wonder if you knew about it.

  126. duffer (iPhone) February 12, 2009 5:55 pm

    Michelle -5 after 17

  127. duffer (iPhone) February 12, 2009 5:56 pm

    Oh, sorry al, you probaly taped it!

  128. Pride. February 12, 2009 6:08 pm

    Curveball. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  129. Ralph February 12, 2009 6:11 pm

    duffer only the first nine holes were televised for Wie, and Al’s DVR is probably filled to capacity anyway so giving him the score is acceptable. 🙂

  130. Ralph February 12, 2009 6:14 pm

    Curveball my condolences to you and your Ohana…many of us have stated on this blog, you can lean on us, call us if we can be of any help to you….

  131. LizKauai (iPhone) February 12, 2009 6:22 pm

    Momo- love and hugs and warmest aloha to the Morita family and to yourself as you miss your dear friend.
    All that was said for curveball goes out to you for comfort and hope.

  132. 702WarriorNation February 12, 2009 6:29 pm

    Momo, Garret,
    Very sorry to hear about Mr. Morita.
    My deep condolences to his family and both of you for your loss a life long friend.

  133. wafan February 12, 2009 6:35 pm

    Condolences to the Morita and Momo families.

  134. duffer (iPhone) February 12, 2009 6:41 pm

    Hey Ralph she finished at -6 but don’t tell al

  135. al ™ February 12, 2009 6:45 pm

    my heartfelt prayers of relief to the morita family.

  136. Ralph February 12, 2009 6:51 pm

    duffer I watched golf central, wie’s highlights came on first, her putting improved quite a bit….her short game got to improve for her to win

  137. Jason February 12, 2009 6:54 pm

    My condolences to the Morita family as well.

  138. duffer (iPhone) February 12, 2009 7:00 pm

    Yeah she seems more relaxed. Good for her

  139. d1島 February 12, 2009 7:01 pm

    So sorry to hear about your dear friend. Condolences.

  140. JaM February 12, 2009 7:06 pm


    Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your Ohana as well as the Morita Ohana.

  141. duffer (iPhone) February 12, 2009 7:18 pm

    Condolences to the Morita’s.
    Be strong Momo

  142. Shannon February 12, 2009 7:36 pm

    My Condolences go out to ‘Curveball’ & his Family…

  143. SteveM February 12, 2009 7:51 pm

    Just noticed that the Travel Channel (58 or 325 digital) has a show at 8:00 pm — Great Cruises: Nowegian: the Pearl

    Haven’t seen it yet but I surmise it is the Norwegian Pearl, one of the newer (but not newest) cruise ships. Might be a good overview of inexpensive modern “free-style” cruising and the activities aboard.

  144. Garret February 12, 2009 8:01 pm

    We’ve talked about how early scholarship commits for football have become more and more common lately, but I didn’t realize that they increased 500% for BCS schools between June 2002 and June 2007. This writer seems to agree that Mack Brown at Texas was the one to really get the early offers and commits to spread around the country.

    We saw this coming a few years ago, and it has gained steam every recruiting season. If you compare the commitments to the “Big Six” schools from June 2002 to June 2007, they were up a whopping 500 percent.

    The reason for this trend is Texas. Coach Mack Brown’s recruiting strategies have altered recruiting as we know it. The Longhorns’ staff identify who they want, offer early and get a bulk of their recruiting done each year by the May evaluation period. Getting ahead so quickly affords them time to jump on the next year’s crop of players.

    Big 12 rivals countered Texas by doing the same. Then it spread throughout the country.

  145. Garret February 12, 2009 8:03 pm

    It is amazing that as of a few days ago there were already 76 commits, and these guys are generally the top recruits that schools are going after first. If you are wondering why Texas got 10 commits during that 3-day period, they had their first Junior Day of this year. Their next Junior day in during the last weekend of this month.

    Look at this year. National Signing Day was a week ago, yet 45 teams already have a combined 76 commitments from 2010 prospects. Texas leads the way with 10, and those came in a three-day span from Feb. 7-9.

  146. Garret February 12, 2009 8:06 pm

    Talking with Momo today, he seemed okay but he definitely was affected by this loss. Mr. Morita was the youngest in his group of buddies, and the one who he went to Vegas with and could always rely on. Sad day.

  147. SteveM February 12, 2009 8:08 pm

    The Travel travel documentary is about the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl doing Alaska cruises (Inside Passage).

  148. Garret February 12, 2009 8:09 pm

    I’m pretty sick right now and I have a big day tomorrow, so I’ll post the free play links now. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    Cotton candy is actually being used to help scientists grow replacement tissue for people!

  149. Garret February 12, 2009 8:10 pm

    Radio waves might be able to help detect breast cancer early, even when the tumors are as small as 2 millimeters! It is also great that the devices will be cheap and portable, which will make this technology get adopted quicker once trials are completed and the systems are able to adapt to the problems pointed out in the trials.

  150. Garret February 12, 2009 8:10 pm

    Executive caught embezzling in China was sentenced to death…quite a contrast with the country club jails in the US.

  151. Garret February 12, 2009 8:11 pm

    Four billion cell phones are in use in the world now! It took from 1979 to 2002 to reach 1 billion mobile phones, with the 2 billion mark reached in 2005 and the 3 billion mark reached in 2007.

  152. Garret February 12, 2009 8:11 pm

    SUV driver in Queens hit a pedestrian, and then a van driver hit the pedestrian again and dragged the pedestrian for over an hour before other motorists finally flagged him down. While dragging the body the van driver thought he smelled something burning and actually stopped to check his car, but even then he didn’t notice the body he was dragging!

  153. Garret February 12, 2009 8:11 pm

    Free play links pau.

  154. Garret February 12, 2009 8:18 pm


    My family (my parents, my sister’s family, Lori, Faith, and me) did that 7-day inside passage cruise on NCL when Faith was just 2 months old, and we had a great time! I think we were on the Norwegian Sun in September 2003.

    We loved NCL’s freestyle dining and the activities, but we actually like Carnival better because of their kids program…drop them off anytime between early morning and 9 or 10pm and they had fun activities all day and night to do. The kids kept asking to go to the kid’s area (Camp Carnival) more and Lori and I loved how the casino and shows were so convenient to go to from where we dropped them off. I can’t believe that Camp Carnival was free, since each kid only cost us $20 (plus port fees and taxes) for the 5-day cruise and they got to keep the beach bag and t-shirt they did art projects on.

  155. al ™ February 12, 2009 8:20 pm

    sounds like he was arrested for the jan 19 incident and then became a suspect in the september assault because it was the same person assaulted.

  156. Garret February 12, 2009 8:26 pm


    Thank you for posting that news about Davis. That is really disturbing, especially since one incident was during the season (which could have been distracting to the team if they knew about it) and the other was during recruiting season (if I remember correctly Davis was involved with recruiting for UH).

    There is a lot that we don’t know right now, so I’m going to hope that Davis is innocent of the charges. I don’t understand why they would wait so long before the arrest…unless the woman didn’t contact police until recently.

  157. FloridaTed February 12, 2009 8:26 pm

    Very strange time gap with this JP situation.

  158. FloridaTed February 12, 2009 8:29 pm

    Reading the article again, it does sound like two separate incidences.

    Big bummers.

  159. Da Punchbowl Kid February 12, 2009 8:29 pm

    momo, Garret and Morita Ohana- Our condolences.

  160. jm2375 February 12, 2009 8:52 pm

    Momo and Garret – condolences to you and to the Morita family on your loss

  161. jm2375 February 12, 2009 8:56 pm

    Congrats to the MPI Na Pueo who demolished Waialua 6-1 in the DII Boys Soccer State Championships! They play HPA tomorrow in the semis.

    Men’s vb teams loses tonight. Hope they bounce back tomorrow!!

  162. sjmacro February 12, 2009 9:14 pm

    Heartfelt condolences to members of the Tsaiko Ohana:
    Curveball for his loss of Kristin.
    The Morita family for their loss of Ken.

    Thanks roysan16, Kazz and LizK for expressing the thoughts I couldn’t find words for.–sj and myki

  163. Jason February 12, 2009 9:20 pm

    Shucks, volleyball lost in three. But they were close sets, at least. Hopefully they can come back to split the series. Playing at the Pyramid is always hard …

    I like that Grgas is stepping up. Earlier in the year, I thought he was a little too quiet defensively. Sounds like he’s making better reads and moving quicker.

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  165. Committed Road Warrior February 13, 2009 12:05 am

    Hopefully someone didn’t spike my coffee again, but is it just me or does the blog aesthetics look different? Blue/White “Warrior Beat” title, blue time-stamp and blue screen name for those who have links, Calibri-type font, etc.

  166. Jason February 13, 2009 12:20 am

    It does that sometimes, CRW.

  167. Kekoa February 13, 2009 12:45 am

    Jason ~ How can I (or anyone else) add a memorial candle for Kristin to the ‘Walk’ team you are leading?

  168. Committed Road Warrior February 13, 2009 12:54 am

    Late condolences to Morita and family, as well as the families of the 49 people who died in that plane crash in Upstate New York.

    For those who haven’t heard about that crash yet:

  169. Committed Road Warrior February 13, 2009 12:57 am

    …meant to say “the Morita family” in my previous post.

  170. al ™ February 13, 2009 1:52 am

    6 comments in 4 1/2 hours………..that’s a record.

  171. Stretch February 13, 2009 4:17 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I hope there is better news today.

  172. Pride. February 13, 2009 4:25 am

    You’re up early. Catching a flight out?

  173. Stretch February 13, 2009 5:26 am

    pride – everyday. unfortunately this morning the fricken flight is delayed so have to sit around and waste time.

  174. jm2375 February 13, 2009 6:06 am

    Hey, what happened to my 3 posts from last night (between 165 & 166)? Jason even replied to the 1st one.

  175. jm2375 February 13, 2009 6:09 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!!

    Sorry, I think that’s the first time one of my posts has been deleted.

    Stretch – careful of the winds.

  176. Kekoa February 13, 2009 6:22 am

    Good Morning jm2375 ~ If you are worried about the big island birds getting yelled at by bhf2…not a problem. He’s too busy trying to get his PC (playah computah) up and running.

    He called me to complain that he wants news from the outside world about his fave subject *motivational* football. Maybe he will defend Davis when his case goes to trial. I would pay admission to see that!

  177. Kekoa February 13, 2009 6:27 am


    February 13th, 2009 at 6:09 am
    Good morning Tsai-kos!!!

    Stretch – careful of the winds.

    Not a problem jm2375, Stretch can break wind!

  178. jm2375 February 13, 2009 6:29 am

    Morning Kekoa!!

    Tell bhf2 good luck!! 😀 😆

    Hubby missed his flight out of JAX this morning. Confirmed for this afternoon, but standby on the connecting flights. May get home after 11pm tonight, maybe not.

  179. jm2375 February 13, 2009 6:29 am

    Kekoa – eeeewwwwww. 🙄

  180. Kekoa February 13, 2009 6:37 am

    jn2375 ~ Hubby needs you there to yell at him to ‘hurry up!’ What is he doing in Jacksonville, shouldn’t he be flying out of Hotlanta?

  181. jm2375 February 13, 2009 6:42 am

    Kekoa – he went TDY to Jekyll Island, GA, about an hour from JAX.

  182. Kekoa February 13, 2009 7:03 am

    It’s too late!…omigod!…Jekyll Island?? He’s transformed already! It’s Friday da 13th!

    Check your email…

  183. whitey February 13, 2009 7:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Am truly sorry to read about the passing of Mrs Curveball. My condolences to curveball and his family.

  184. koakane± February 13, 2009 7:16 am

    good day everyone 8) wishing you’all a good aloha friday.

    early happy valentines day to all the lovers out there.

    sad to hear about curveball’s lost sending out condolences and prayers to his family. in the little time I knew her she always had a smile and not once said anything about her illness. 😥 she will be missed.

  185. koakane± February 13, 2009 7:20 am

    what stretch passes wind hope everyone is on the correct side 😆 kela mea whiffa

  186. protector February 13, 2009 7:25 am

    Curveball, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most challenging of times.

  187. Da Punchbowl Kid February 13, 2009 7:45 am

    Good Morning All!

    Have a Happy and Blessed Friday the Thirteenth! 👿

  188. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 13, 2009 7:52 am

    Wow… fell asleep… sweet dreams and

  189. Kekoa February 13, 2009 8:03 am

    Good Morning Liz!

    Check your email please…da Menehune are busy makin’ plans again!

  190. Kekoa February 13, 2009 8:09 am

    Koakane ~ Pahtna!..jm2375 must’ve been a victim of da treacherous wind coming in from Kauai. Nevah heard from her since I gave her a warning!

    You’ve got mail!

  191. (Jesse) James February 13, 2009 8:11 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…off to meetings again today…hope everyone has a good one….

  192. duffer February 13, 2009 8:27 am

    Maui boy going to the Yankees spring training camp.


  193. d1島 February 13, 2009 8:37 am

    Great Morning All!

    To those of you with paraskavedekatriaphobia, try to have a great day anyway….

  194. Kekoa February 13, 2009 9:02 am

    D-1 ~ Me and Pops were born under the influence of paraskavedekatriaphobia. He in January, and me in October. Thanks for caring.

  195. Kekoa February 13, 2009 9:08 am

    Question: Why did it take so long to discover what a dirt bag Davis was?

    I’m waiting for the ‘truth’ to come out on one other Golden Boy. That will be even bigger news if they get it right. Thank goodness UH isn’t involved in that one!

  196. homey ℞ February 13, 2009 9:08 am

    Kekoa – I would have surely thought that you have no fear.

  197. MeiLing February 13, 2009 9:34 am


    Sorry to hear that you lost your good friend. Condolences to the Morita family.

  198. al ™ February 13, 2009 10:06 am

    duffer….you maui guys are so proud of your own.

    btw, who is that 6’8″ bball player that called bob nash for a scholie?
    and good to see that you are expanding your vocabulary

  199. al ™ February 13, 2009 10:07 am


  200. Kekoa February 13, 2009 10:46 am

    Homes, we are under the influence of it only by birthdate, but not afraid of it at all. On the contrary, we consider it a good luck number. Especially when we are in the gambling Mecca of the universe…Waipahu!

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