No stopping Sampson

Let’s suppose you’re going to have ACL surgery in another week. I’m sure most of us would be limping along, with that pained expression one gets thinking about the Wonder Gate mess.

But not receiver Allen Sampson, who is awaiting his mother’s arrival from Florida before undergoing what should be season-ending knee surgery. Sampson is still participating in drills, in full uniform. Yes, he is not at full speed (although his average speed is your fastest speed). And, yes, he probably should be on the side holding a clipboard.

But, as the coaches say, Sampson just loves to play. And he’ll keep doing that … until they wheel him into the OR.

* * * * *

The Warriors still are fiddling with the active roster. We’re told they are expected to add about seven players, none of whom were on last year’s roster.

* * * * *

It was nice to see the return of Darius Bright. He even caught a scoring pass during drills.

* * * * *

Defensive end Desmond Dean is being held out of practice while he undergoes a series of medical tests.

* * * * *

The volleyball Warriors added:

• Siki Zarkovic, an outside hitter from Serbia

• Ian McKellar, a 6-7 left-handed opposite from London

• Ryan Leung, an outside hitter who graduated from Hawaii Baptist and played the past two years at Pepperdine

• Jace Olsen, a 6-7 outside hitter from Penn State

• Kainoa Mitchell, a Roosevelt grad who played at Orange Coast College.

* * * * *

UH coaches had a weight-loss competition, starting in June. Yesterday, volleyball coach Charlie Wade was declared the winner, having dropped 30 pounds.


* * * * *

Happy belated birthday to Ralph.


  1. Moocher August 22, 2012 2:41 am


  2. Moocher August 22, 2012 2:43 am

    Best wishes Mr. Sampson

  3. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 2:46 am

    Run, Sampson, run! Delilah’s on her way!

    Morning, everyone!

  4. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 2:46 am

    Sorry, that song just popped into my head after seeing the day’s title.

    Happy birthday, Ralph!

  5. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 2:47 am

    Wow! Those Men’s VB additions look good!

  6. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 2:48 am

    What do these kids eat, these days???

  7. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 2:48 am

    Only once a year do we see the words “happy” and “Ralph” in the same sentence.

    He’s militant, but we love him.

  8. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 2:50 am

    Wade tells me they signed Zarkovic.

    I asked him how the name is spelled.

    He says the usual way.

    I say, the usual way?

    And he says, yes, the usual way.

    Let’s hope I spelled it the usual way.

  9. mo808 August 22, 2012 3:00 am

    Good morning! 10 … Till season opens vs USC

    Go Warriors BEAT USC!

  10. mo808 August 22, 2012 3:08 am

    Get well soon Allen Sampson & Desmond Dean! Welcome back Darius Bright! Go VB Warriors! Happy Birthday Ralph!

  11. Moocher August 22, 2012 3:09 am

    Still not getting the whole greenwood thing.

    They did not want JD as AD but they wanted him somewhere.

    Looking at it another way…they did not want JD as AD but they did not want to release him.


    Why would you not want to release someone… especially someone who knows decades worth of much of the goings ons?

    Perhaps you won’t release that person because there is a risk that person will talk. And as long as they are not legally bound in some way, there is a risk. Therefore, create a post, any post, and keep that person close.

    As they say, keep your friends close and your enemies closer right greenwood?

    Why speculate? Because we will never get the truth.

  12. mo808 August 22, 2012 3:09 am

    … Back to reading yesterdays blog!

  13. Moocher August 22, 2012 3:10 am

    wow…yeah VB is looking good 🙂

  14. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 3:18 am


    What UH should have done was said: “Jim, we love you. You’re fantastic. But we want to go in a different direction. We won’t be renewing you when your contract expires in March.”

    Instead, it decided to get shady.

    UH should have said: “The concert is canceled. We’ll refund your money.”

    Instead, it told people about the missing money.

    And so while the president says everything was a coincidence, she was the one who created the coincidence. JD was never told he would be out before the investigation.

    Check the record and you’ll see why the president has gone through so many PR people.

  15. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 3:19 am

    It actually was JD who once said: “When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.”

    Quite prophetic.

  16. mo808 August 22, 2012 3:19 am

    From yesterday’s blog posted by WarriorNY:

    August 21st, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks! Very inspiring 20 minute video (Hickam) more than the clips seen before! Let’s hope the team keeps that same motivating spirit when they get down in those trenches Game Day! Ooorah!

  17. mo808 August 22, 2012 3:27 am

    The BOR meets today. I hope many turn out to question the actions of the administration! What a dark cloud that hangs over UH! The sun needs to come out in Manoa!

  18. mo808 August 22, 2012 3:40 am

    wafan Says:

    August 21st, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to decieve. (Scott)

    That’s exactly what I thinking while reading UH letter to students posted on yesterday’s blog!

  19. Ryan12177 August 22, 2012 4:00 am

    This just in.. Desmond Dean diagnosed with tapeworm.. Dr. says it has prevented him from gaining weight…

  20. Corporate Entertainment August 22, 2012 4:09 am

    Thanks so much for the post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  21. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 4:16 am

    Yuck! Tapeworm??? Hope it doesn’t reach his brain!

  22. Bulla August 22, 2012 5:38 am


    Good luck to our Warriors as they prepare for battle. Regarding JD, fiasco is a good term for the situation. when things don’t add up, they just don’t add up, and that is pretty sad. how nice to find out about your career path via the media, after the fact.

    let’s continue to support the Donovan family 🙂

  23. Lbwhat August 22, 2012 5:45 am

    Can anyone tell me if the football practices are closed? Very new to here, and I’d lik to know all the basics…where, when and if spectators are allowed 🙂 Thanks!

  24. d1shima August 22, 2012 5:45 am

    Great Morning All!

    64. (up to 110 would go.)




    Grudenize ’em!

  25. mctruck August 22, 2012 5:51 am

    Happy Birthday, Ralph.

    Just wuz going to have a brunch….but the tape worm made my loose my appetite, yuck!!

    Back to do my laundry I guess; lots of energy today so just as well…..laters gangeeez!!

  26. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:02 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    wow. we gotta lot of smart peeps on this blog. Got me really jact up! Cap W/Doc, you outdoing yourself today, lady. Good job. You too, PPuff. and Moocher and Bulla, you right.

    But first,

    Ralphie Ralphie Ralphie.

    Happy Birthday belated Ralph. see you soon.

    sooo….. I think Jim Donovan’s problems started about 3 years ago. He was supposed to be under the direction of the lady with the hat, the supporter of UH Athletics, but these two were overwhelmed by the obesity and nutrition expert. She can’t look at herself in the mirror, so she lookin on JD.

    and the confluence of problems with WAC going down, UH having to find another home, getting pushed around by MWC in having to come up with $$$, all these kinds of problems overwhelming Virginia and JD, and RF in the background giving MRC support, then JD being left alone at UHAD when Virginia went on sabbatical, and JD not scheduling a 13th game, and I don’t know all the particulars about how or who hired the Coach Chow….

    all I know is this:

    I don’t trust MRC Greenwood. Her story and Apple’s story, not talking about the same guy Donovan.

    yep, the new job is a payoff to keep Jim Donovan quiet. I say the first question to the BOR and President MRC Greenwood today is:

    1. Is Jim Donovan a certain hire for UH for the next 3 years, no matter what happens today?

    2. If Jim Donovan is a certain hire, then put Jim on the stand and ask him point blank questions about life as the AD, including the scam, what he knows about the scame, where was he when the scam started. name names. and most important, what are his suggestions for making a better AD. pionted suggetions in public.

    put some jet air and u’a on da problem. lots and lots and lots of u’a.

    and get Guv and Rep. Takai in on da info packet. maybe they got their own questions.

  27. hightide August 22, 2012 6:05 am

    The Board of regents since Lingle were political appointees not smart enough to deal with the academics

    ruining the UNI at the highest levels. Let’s face it, it starts with them.

  28. jm2375 August 22, 2012 6:08 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy belated birthday, Dr. Ralph!

    Get well soon to Mr. Sampson and Mr. Dean!

    Welcome back Darius Bright!

    Welcome to the new volleyball Warriors!! Nice to see the locals boys coming home. Do the transfers have to redshirt?

    ST – I can see Charlie saying that to you. 🙄

    Nice going Charlie Wade!!

  29. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:12 am

    Board of Rents.

    Maybe all you’ll be shown is the final, sanitized version, of the “report.”

    Ask for all draft version(s) of the report. We paid for them. when “they” tell you they don’t have any “draft” versions of the report, ask them who talked to who about the “draft” versions of the report. on the UH side. on the CSFW side. get down to the dirty ditty. you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised by your detective work. you might even pat yourselves on the back and call yourselves “Colombo.”

    because like some are alluding to on this blogsite, there is a 5 star smelly in da room.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  30. el burro sabio August 22, 2012 6:20 am


    August 21st, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I have a source that says it is not likely Bright returns

    Apparently the source was not al’s birdies. Good to have Darius back.

  31. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:20 am

    Board of Rents,

    we know you not going do nothing. no ifs anz or buts. the sooner you have your meeting, the sooner UHM can shut this down, say they had a public discussion, yada ya.

    but this public meeting, if we’re lucky, should result in a further public meeting at the BOR.

    since this is a “we got scammed” kinda deal, gotta ask who at the Attorney General’s office is the State representative investigating any potential criminal wrongdoing in Darolyn Lendio’s office, or any other UH office including fiscal and UHAthletics, or is any of that not covered in the “report?”

    who engineered the “scope” of the investigation? i meant “scope of the report?”

    Reallly, who engineered the size of the can of worms?

    i’d like to borrow from the blog host’s reporteere. Sad.


  32. letsgowarriors August 22, 2012 6:21 am

    grimes is #2 now.

  33. Dan-O August 22, 2012 6:25 am

    The surprising (or is it sad?) thing is that the “doings” of the upper campus don’t surprise me (or shock?) me anymore…..incompetent, and lacking common sense as usual.

  34. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:33 am

    so we know the investigation involved looking into JD and RS for wrongdoing, maybe criminal wrongdoing? and we know JD got cleared of any wrong doing.

    but what about other entities in UH? were they investigated? who was investigated?

    I wish i could go to the game today Doc, but going hit da road in Kona and Waimea. and i wish i rotten to da BOR. neva did. my ideas are said above. so have fun today Cap. but its not on you from me.

    like i said, they not going do nothing. we not going learn anything until Jim is safely outta incountry.

    yudda thought that he and RF coulda been friends. Oline guys and kumpa kumpa kine and all. 😆

  35. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:36 am

    actually, I’d really like to know who were da babuuzes who came up wit da Wanda deal, and who jumped into da Wanda Wagon, and got scammed. name da names.

    so we can look at dem, both upper and lower campus, and say to ourselves, “i knew it.”

    dems da babuuzes. den maybe day’ll no like be AD or interfere with AD. toxic job.

    😯 :mrgreen: 😆

  36. Moocher August 22, 2012 6:37 am

    Mr. Tsai 🙂

    Totally agree. It surely could’ve been handled better from “highly educated” people.

    The thing that gets to me and maybe 1 or 2 of the fans here is that UH with this batch of people at the helm is that we will never be told the truth. Example…Coach Mac “retired”.

    Have a good day all 🙂

  37. Moocher August 22, 2012 6:43 am

    BHF2….too funny. You should be on the board of regents.


  38. Stretch August 22, 2012 6:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Was thinking about why Greenwood and Apple are TRYING make everything seem all good and covering their a$$ when they sound stupid. I forgot, it’s election season, everyone in the news is doing it right now

  39. tommui August 22, 2012 6:48 am


    I had submitted written testimony to the Board of Regents for today’s meeting which essentially asked when will the Cades Schutte report be released.

    I also wrote that “I hope the University of Hawaii will not claim that the report is “privileged information” which, as you realize, will create a firestorm.”

    Until the report is released to the public, everything and anything is speculation on our part.

    Our friend BHF2 is a good lawyer – and I would imagine that if the report is not complete; if names of those involved in looking over the contract and approving it (the upper campus people, lawyers etc) – he and others will know the report was incomplete or censored.And I hope that the BOR will not claim privilege or personnel matters prevent a complete or partial release of the report

    If we should get the unvarnished report, then we worry about accepting it totally or rally the troops with pitchforks and torches!

  40. mo808 August 22, 2012 6:52 am

    @ 38 Stretch, ain’t that the truth!

  41. wafan August 22, 2012 7:10 am

    Super Hump Day!

  42. RedZone August 22, 2012 7:11 am

    Time for a revolution.

  43. wafan August 22, 2012 7:13 am

    I Wonder how many more Blunders Greenwood, Apple and their minions will do?

  44. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 7:17 am

    Oh, I remember the night McMackin “retired.”

    it was after the banquet. His family had gone home. He was summoned into the I‘ao room. I was looking at him and he had that defeated look on his face. It was one of those things where you knew if he went into the room he wouldn’t come out as the head coach. And I have no idea why he went in without his wife. Every man knows that a wife will fight for a better deal, for more money.

    Sort of reminded me of this scene with Sal Tessio:

  45. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 7:23 am

    Tom Mui:

    There were more than 50 people who wanted to testify today, mostly to request that JD be restored.

    I think Greenwood’s e-mail was a pre-emptive strike.

    The message is: Don’t bother. He was going to be gone anyway.

    The other message: Take the deal or don’t take the deal, but the AD job is gone.

    I think the nice-nice comments are just to avoid any sort of future defamation suit, as well as terms of a confidential deal.

    But whether you agree or not, JD was fired as AD.

  46. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 7:28 am

    It just seems like they didn’t want to renew JD, but screwed up the way to get rid of him, by using the Wonder investigation and ensuing audit to uncover some dirt. In most cases, you’re supposed to get the dirt before you issue the punishment (timeout/paid leave/suspension). Because they screwed that up, they had to come back with a deal

    Again, if they were smart. What they should have done was announce that JD is back, clear him of all wrongdoing in the Wonder situation and the audit, and let him have his AD job back. And then let that contract lapse. And in March, let him apply for the job that was created for him under Apple.

    But this is what happens when you hire TV anchors to be PR people.

  47. tommui August 22, 2012 7:34 am

    ST #45 = Wow 50 people!

    Thanks for the info.

    I did express the thought that JD should not be restored as AD unless there were certain conditions such as complete cooperation with the Upper Campus and Legislature – which you and I know would only a dream. To be completely cynical (but probably true), that will never happen.

    JD has a family to support and needs the (additional) years for his retirement and so the “lateral” transfer is the best deal for him.

    But to be completely pake, if Dr. Freitas is not going to be the AD now and if no one is in the wings, JD should finish the six months left as AD to avoid a vacuum even though he would be a lame-duck.

  48. chawan_cut August 22, 2012 7:40 am

    happy birthday!

  49. koakane August 22, 2012 7:40 am

  50. PowderPuff August 22, 2012 7:40 am

    #46 – AMEN, ST! In my rant e-mail to Stretch last night, I said: Just goes to show you can’t be a career newsreader and expect to do crisis and issues management PR….what a crock of (you know what comes next).

  51. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 7:41 am


    Oh, you do know that the Legislature is involved in this. Well, at least a few key lawmakers.

  52. tommui August 22, 2012 7:44 am

    #46 ST

    “But this is what happens when you hire TV anchors to be PR people.”

    whoa – nasty! 🙂

  53. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 7:51 am

    UH did a couple of sloppy things here.

    First, it went into hiding when trouble first broke. Making JD stand by himself at that first news conference looked like a POW being forced to read from a script. Clearly the message was, hey, buddy, you’re on your own.

    And then the president starts releasing e-mails. Now I know her intent: She doesn’t want her message filtered by the media. And that’s fine, except it doesn’t allow for follow-up questions, so when she writes something that might be debatable, then she can’t explain.

    This all goes back to UH needing media relations people who relate to the media. If you have some sort of relationship, then you can gauge the temperature of each situation.

    But as we’ve all learned from this, if you’re at the top, you’re responsible, for whom you hire and what they do.

  54. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 7:57 am


    Hey, it’s true.

    Some people are very good at what they do.

    If I want home-improvement advice, I call Artie Wilson because he knows everybody.

    If there’s a crisis situation, I call Michael Green.

    It sort of reminds me of how in every celebrity scandal, Gloria Allred is hired. I have no idea if she’s ever argued a case in court in the past decade. But people hire her, cases go away.

    But back to UH: This wasn’t a mess until it was turned into one.

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2012 8:01 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    BHF2 – The most eloquent speaker of pidgin legaleze anywhere!

    I know to be worried if Powder Puff and Tom Mui are concerned…

    Meanwhile –


  56. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 8:02 am

    One last rant:

    Greenwood and Apple are bright and quality leaders. They know the job of education.

    I just don’t think that of all of the concerns of UH — research money, capital-improvement projects, professors’ salaries — they never imagined they’d have to deal with stuff like concert scams or conference alignments. That would be like the president of First Hawaiian Bank having to worry about a shortage of money for bathroom supplies.

  57. A-House August 22, 2012 8:05 am

    Ho, HO, can’t miss this one!!!!!

    Happy Birfday to our own Ralph who likes to put me down, but that’s OK – I’ll get back at him!!

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2012 8:10 am

    Happy Birthday to to gentleman and scholar – Ralph! 🙂

  59. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 8:17 am

    It’s been rumored that JD favored Koetter over Chow as head coach. The question is why? When I mentioned the rumor to hubby, he said, “Who’s Koetter?”

    Doesn’t Chow have more name recognition than Koetter and therefore would have more appeal to sports fans?

  60. Annoddah Dave August 22, 2012 8:20 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    I wonder if the Cades Schutte report will be like the Freeh report and castigate everyone and his mother. Now some are saying Freeh was too “free” in his conclusions.

  61. A-TEAM August 22, 2012 8:20 am

    Get well soon Des. Hope it will not keep you from traveling to Cali. Looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the WARRIORS next week.

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2012 8:22 am

    Happy to have Darius Bright back on the field.

  63. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 8:23 am

    Koetter is a good coach.

    But there were off-field problems at ASU that would have made it difficult for him be named coach here.

  64. Kevin August 22, 2012 8:23 am

    Everything is fine. No worries. Just buy tickets.

    Everything is fine. Nothing is wrong with anything.

  65. Kekoa August 22, 2012 8:24 am

    Happy Birthday to my good friend Ralph.

    Happy BOR day to the Regents. Like Rodney King said, “Can’t we all just get along?”

  66. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 8:25 am

    When UH said it was going to hire investigators, didn’t you think that meant Steve Goodenow and not a law firm?

  67. Kevin August 22, 2012 8:26 am

    Having your own opinion and expressing them as your own is dangerous and offensive…

    Take out your wallets because everything is fine.

  68. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 8:26 am

    Lol, Kekoa! What a joke!

  69. koakane August 22, 2012 8:29 am

    bright sunny morning warrior nation and 808 country

    got kope? just finished a bowl of honey bunch of oats mmmmmm

    support support support nuff said

    happy bday to Oscar of sesame street j/k j/k have a good day ralph

  70. Hilo Moon August 22, 2012 8:30 am

    Wow! The kids gotta walk to school because no more money for the bus, yet the “Sacred Cow” (UH) gets thousands of dollars to play with! Like the great Henry Mancini said, “Sometimes the milk of sacred cows turns sour.” The UH milk keeps getting more sour.

  71. Kekoa August 22, 2012 8:31 am

    Tell me, did any of you have the feeling that this MRC Greenwood person and her sidekick Apple Napple looked a lot like your typical *Carpetbaggers?*

  72. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 8:31 am

    Ralph = Oscar the Grouch? Lol.

  73. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 8:32 am

    Happy birthday, Ralph!

  74. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 8:32 am

    By the way, Windward CC just opened a new library that is supposed to be really nice.

  75. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 8:33 am

    Whoa. I had a dyslexic moment. I read it as “scared” cow.

  76. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 8:34 am

    ST: with e-readers gaining popularity, I’ll bet that libraries will soon become museums.

  77. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 8:34 am

    ST: with e-readers gaining popularity, I’ll bet that libraries will soon become museums.

  78. Ipu Man August 22, 2012 8:35 am

    Good luck to Desmond…glad they found out what’s wrong.

    And good luck to Sampson—what a Warrior.

    And welcome back Darius, looking for a bright future from you for sure.

    And happy birthday to Ralph.

    Also baseball legend Carl Yastrzenski, and General Norman Schwarzkopf.

    And RIP King Richard III who died on this date back

    in 1485.

  79. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 8:40 am

    ST: did you enter the Tsaiko photo contest? There are more than one photo of you, I think. If anyone should win, it’s you, because you probably have seen more Tsaikos than the rest of us.

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2012 8:49 am

    Kevin –

    We have each others opinions.

    I’m just dazzled by the variety and depth of expression found here. To wit – “scared cows”. LMFAO! 😆 😆 😆

  81. al August 22, 2012 8:50 am

    happy birthday ralphie!

    although i know at your age one stops saying which one it is or they are proud that they’ve made it this far.

  82. papajoe2 August 22, 2012 8:51 am

    Ipu Man~ King Richard III in 1485?? I don’t remember that but then again I have magnesia.

  83. al August 22, 2012 8:51 am

    i guess us fat guys should have that problem…eat all you want because you have a little help from your friends.

    the new “tape diet” has been born.

  84. papajoe2 August 22, 2012 8:52 am

    Happy Belated Birthday Ralph!!

  85. Kekoa August 22, 2012 8:54 am

    Gigi ~

    Re: Tsaiko Photo contest

    I looked at all those photos until my head started spinning! Yet, according to SteveM, so far, I may be the only one that didn’t identify your photo correctly! I can’t reveal the details just yet, but when he hinted that I may have to have my eyes examined, that worried me. I just had some cataracts removed and a lens transplant in both eyes. Maybe I need to get a refund…

  86. al August 22, 2012 8:54 am

    welcome back darius.

    take care of business please.

  87. al August 22, 2012 8:55 am

    photo contest…i can’t seem to find the link.

  88. papajoe2 August 22, 2012 8:55 am

    What I would like to know is why is Jim Donovan not wanted to be retained? Did he do something wrong? If he did, then why are they offering him another job at $200,000 a year? Or is it that he is just not their man?

  89. al August 22, 2012 8:56 am

    sampson…speedy recovery!

    here’s a guy who defies the law of physics.

    you go boy!

  90. al August 22, 2012 8:58 am

    for the sake of charlie…i hope the mvb turns it around this year.

    still could use an imposing middle though.

  91. wafan August 22, 2012 8:58 am

    Happy birthday Ralph!

    Whoo-hoo x-times!!!

  92. wafan August 22, 2012 8:59 am

    Welcome to the new Volliors!

  93. wafan August 22, 2012 9:00 am

    Football looking Bright, too.

  94. wafan August 22, 2012 9:01 am

    Rapid recovery to wounded Warriors.

  95. wafan August 22, 2012 9:02 am

    Hope we get some reports from the BOR meeting . . .

    Movement in report release?

    A closer look at who “we” are and their actions?

  96. al August 22, 2012 9:03 am

    what’s missing?

    we have mainland administrators who don’t know the “local style”. it seems that they don’t get it or they just think they can pull the rug over our eyes. jd is as local as one could get. he deserved a better way of being treated. they took his pride away, something that is just not pono.

    these administrators remind me of how some “missionaries” came here and did the same to the native people.

    no respect.

  97. Kekoa August 22, 2012 9:04 am

    Al ~ Check with SteveM for the link. He’s gonna charge you one photo of yourself from back in the day when you were chasing everybody off the waves at Waikiki.

    Maybe you have an old snapshot of your days selling football lineups in front of the stadium. Could there be an old mug shot of when they caught you sneaking inside the stadium? You really was rascal eh?

  98. wafan August 22, 2012 9:06 am


    Who is hanging around?

  99. al August 22, 2012 9:06 am

    kekoa…how about the one where i am as brown as my hawaiian bruddahs and the ehu hair action going on? or the one with shoulder length hair and sideburns down to the chin?

  100. al August 22, 2012 9:06 am


  101. Ipu Man August 22, 2012 9:07 am


  102. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 9:07 am

    ST… your #66 (8:25am)…

    “When UH said it was going to hire investigators,…”

    They should have turned to McGarret!

    Wait a minute… Has Five-0 been filming all this time? Are they making a Five-0 movie out of this, and previous, recent “missteps”?

    Where’s the camera? How do I look? What? I can’t wear my UH hat? Well, then I’m not going on camera with this bolohead! Fo’get it! Either take me with my hat, or the deal’s off!

  103. al August 22, 2012 9:07 am

    sorry koakane.

    i’ve let you have that too long.

  104. wafan August 22, 2012 9:07 am

    Glad I avoided that stampede of one.

  105. Manoa Mist August 22, 2012 9:08 am


    I double amen that about tv reporters vs. pr people. Apple said JD was fantastic as AD. Greenie said he was going to get canned anyways. One of these two highly paid administrators is lying.

  106. Kekoa August 22, 2012 9:09 am

    Al ~ @#96

    Exactly my point about them resembling ‘Carpetbaggers.’

    When are we ever going to be able to run our own University?

    When are we ever going to stop with this nation-wide search for administrators?…we have many brilliant ‘local’ people right here in the islands.

  107. SteveM August 22, 2012 9:11 am

    Good morning everyone!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday to RALPH !!!

  108. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 9:12 am

    Kekoa: haha! I must say my “looks” have changed drastically over the years. After all, it’s been at least 40 years since then.

  109. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 9:16 am

    Wait a minute… Greenwood “abruptly” resigned from her “second-in-command” position in the UC system, due to:

    Sounds like the same thing(s) happening here!

  110. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 9:19 am

    Oh, sorry. Not “here” in Georgia… but “here”, as in Hawai’i nei!

  111. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 9:22 am


    I think Wena entered my picture. At least that’s the indication since I saw the high school yearbooks around.

  112. koakane August 22, 2012 9:23 am

    al no worry beef curry can share plus not to garen ball baron cause fearless leader smuzes the spammers and numbas changes

    plus al I was busy doing morning bussiness mmmmmmmmmmmm ;-l

  113. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 9:23 am

    ST: does Wena read the WB, too?

  114. koakane August 22, 2012 9:24 am


  115. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 9:26 am

    Re: the Tsaiko photo contest

    I would love to know who is in the pic of an embryo forming in the placenta. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it. Sonogram, anyone? Lol

  116. Stephen Tsai August 22, 2012 9:33 am

    I guess Greenwood’s pre-emptive e-mail worked.

    Only two people — TWO — have spoken on JD’s behalf this morning. Or, at least, that’s what we’re hearing out of the meetings.

  117. westwind August 22, 2012 9:34 am


    When are we gonna learn about checking thoroughly who we hire. Seems we inherit problems from the UC system. Why can’t we hire some of the quality local educators. I don’t want a wholesale change in the culture of UH Athletics at Manoa.

  118. Will-I-Am August 22, 2012 9:42 am

    #88 – Papa Joe

    That is what I do not understand either.

    The situation UH is in now might be worse than the actual Wonder Blunder.

  119. (Jesse) James August 22, 2012 9:46 am

    good morning Tsaikos….

    Happy belated B-Day to Grumphy, according to Gramps….LOL 🙂

    This Donovan mess has a lot to do with personal issues, at least that’s my opinion, between he and MRC Greenwood. Obviously, MRC isn’t even communicating with her Manoa Chancellor very well since they don’t seem to be on the same page…..Aigooooo

  120. A-joe August 22, 2012 9:58 am

    Reinstating JD as AD doesn’t make everything pono. The cancer still remains and continues to grow.

    I’ve already told JD not to take the deal. It’s blood money. Accepting it means he agrees with all the circus in Manoa. It means it was never about integrity, morals, nor principal. It’s about doing what he’s told, keeping his mouth shut and collecting a phat pay check.

    This cancer is bigger than Jim and his challenge. It’s an institution that has gone awry. I told Jim to instead, decline the offer and fight the establishment. Go to the legislature and demand a full investigation. (Where’s Mark Takai- step up to the plate for Jim and the integrity of the UH system, brah!) Take this case to the media. Expose the Malignant Manoa Cancer that festers behind closed doors!

    If ever Jim has dreamed of making a difference in life, nows his chance. He’s in a position where he can right the direction of Manoa. Instill confidence and integrity. Jim can be the voice of so many who work at UH that want to speak the truth, but fear retribution.

    I’ve told Jim he can’t do this alone. He needs each and every one of our support.

    This is beyond football or an AD position or even Manoa Whether we like it or not, The University of Hawaii represents each and every one of us. It stands in the forefront and shows the world our abilities to higher education. UH upholds and associates with the same name we have. It’s actions is a direct reflection of us all.

    Do we honestly agree with the seedy business practices being conducted in Manoa? Are you proud to have the University of Hawaii represent you in it’s current state?


    I ask you all to give your support to Jim and Mark Takai and demand change!!

  121. A-House August 22, 2012 10:00 am

    I vote for Greenwood resigning her position immediately!

    What has she done for UH since becoming its President beside hogging the tv lite for the MWC announcement? Any initiative to bring more grants and prestiage to UH for astronomy, agriculture, research, tourism and hotel management, etc.?

    ST, are you saying that all the others spoke against Jim D? what happened to the other 48 that were supposed to address the BOR? or, did they submit written testimony like tommui?

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  125. Kevin August 22, 2012 10:08 am

    Two choices this Friday night, two home openers and technically speaking, the OFFICAL return of UH athletics for 2012.

    Rainbow Wahine Soccer and Volleyball officially start the 2012-2013 sports season at home this Friday night.

  126. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 10:09 am

    Per Ferd Lewis:

    Prior to entering executive session the regents accepted a letter in support of Donovan signed by nine Neighbor Island legislators and in-person public testimony from four people, including members of the UH Letterwinners Club, who asked the board to reinstate Donovan.

  127. (Jesse) James August 22, 2012 10:10 am

    #120 A-Joe…Amen brother.

  128. Oahu Resident August 22, 2012 10:14 am

    The last time a new UH president decided to hire a new AD, we got Herman Frazier to replace Hugh Yoshida. We learned that Yoshida was hard to replace.

    His accomplishments included hiring of June Jones, cultivation of relationships with major college ADs that resulted in scheduling of USC and other major universities, a relationship that has continued under Donovan. My opinion, Donovan was Yoshida’s assistant and learned from his mentor, and we will also learn how hard Donovan will be to replace.

  129. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 10:18 am

    Do you think Freitas will do as well or better than JD?

  130. SteveM August 22, 2012 10:22 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 22nd, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Tom Mui:

    There were more than 50 people who wanted to testify today, mostly to request that JD be restored.

    I think Greenwood’s e-mail was a pre-emptive strike.

    The message is: Don’t bother. He was going to be gone anyway.

    The other message: Take the deal or don’t take the deal, but the AD job is gone.

    I think the nice-nice comments are just to avoid any sort of future defamation suit, as well as terms of a confidential deal.

    But whether you agree or not, JD was fired as AD.

    Hmmm… now I’m beginning to wonder about the timing of Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw’s sabbatical. 😕

  131. whitey August 22, 2012 10:26 am

    Happy Birthday Ralph, the “wildest cat” in Hawaii

  132. Kekoa August 22, 2012 10:28 am

    I hear you LOUD and clear A-Joe. It’s time for JD to make a stand. We all like a fair fight, so let’s get behind him and push for a REAL investigation and get ALL the facts. I’m meeting with my favorite State Senator this week, and will see about rallying more support from my good friends in the House as well.

    What’s the procedure for dumping a President and a Chancellor? It’s clear that they have botched this whole issue from before the Wonder Blunder. MRC & Apple are a part of the whole problem…yet they were careful not to stand next to JD when he made his announcement to step up. From the beginning I thought they both acted more like

    Cowards and left JD hanging. Let’s shine the light of truth on them.

  133. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 10:35 am

    A-joe and Kekoa: You know darn well that JD will never do that sort of thing. First of all, it’s not part of his personality to fight like that. Second, he has a family to support. That $211,000 will sure come in handy. He probably hopes he gets to make it to retirement and qualifies for the health care package from the State.

  134. SteveM August 22, 2012 10:37 am


    August 22nd, 2012 at 9:06 am

    kekoa…how about the one where i am as brown as my hawaiian bruddahs and the ehu hair action going on? or the one with shoulder length hair and sideburns down to the chin?

    OK, send it to me. I’ll add it if I can tell it is you, old classmate of mine. 👿

    Your pix will not count in the contest scoring, but this will give you and opportunity to guess the others…which is really the purpose and fun part of the challenge.

  135. tv cover August 22, 2012 10:42 am

    Needed this.

  136. tommui August 22, 2012 10:45 am

    KEKOA #132

    Do we know if they have a clause regarding being let go?

    Might be at least half a mil!

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  138. mctruck August 22, 2012 10:51 am

    Pretty soon UH will gain the reputation of, “EASY-PICKEN$-U”….signup for faculty job(s) and get paid for early severance, while you take a vacation.

    Greenwood, who went picked UH’s pockets???, water torture????

  139. Pomai August 22, 2012 10:53 am

    Where’s the season tickets??????

  140. JV August 22, 2012 10:58 am

    No more Sam Biscaro for the volley warriors?

  141. TChahng August 22, 2012 10:59 am

    Where are my season tickets???? 👿

  142. al August 22, 2012 10:59 am

    too bad i am not a uh coach…i might have given charlie a real challenge.

  143. al August 22, 2012 11:02 am

    gigi…the state’s healthcare package was drastically reduced years ago. the new plan is not even half as advantageous to soon to retire employees.

  144. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 11:04 am

    al: isn’t it better than Medicare?

  145. al August 22, 2012 11:05 am

    112…kk you mean #2?

  146. gigi-hawaii August 22, 2012 11:05 am

    Al: the UH contest — Dave Shoji lost because had no weight to lose! He is so thin as it is.

  147. Dan-O August 22, 2012 11:07 am

    Pomai… mine in the mail on Monday.

  148. al August 22, 2012 11:12 am

    stevem…hinshaw whoooosshh.

    pics…no one would know who i am/was/is?

    i am trying to get back to my high school weight.

  149. al August 22, 2012 11:13 am

    medicare is available to all.

  150. al August 22, 2012 11:14 am

    dan-o must have 50 yard line seats.

  151. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 11:24 am

    I hope to see Hinshaw at the games. She was certainly visible.

    Hopefully the next UH president will have been an athlete in college. Someone who excelled in the physical, mental, spiritual and, hopefully, ethical areas of life.

  152. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 11:24 am

    Why do we hire people with “iffy” blemishes to lead our UH?

  153. al August 22, 2012 11:25 am

    mih…you gonna come to a game this year??

    methinks hinshaw has left the islands.

  154. cocobean August 22, 2012 11:39 am

    ?s regarding working for the UH Admin.

    Who’s idea was it to create a new position to keep JD on board? Has Apple come up with a job title yet?

    Who’s idea was it to create a new position for Rockne to bring him on board from UHH? Is his salary higher than what’s going to be offered to the new AD?

    Is there a suggetion box to the BOR or the Prexy’s office where people can drop in ideas for new positions and who to fill them and how much to pay them?

  155. Kekoa August 22, 2012 11:49 am

    Pomai ~

    Braddah…Everybody got their tickets in the mail but you? Auwe! Brush teet, comb hair, put on deoderant and be nice to your postal person.

  156. Chee Hoo August 22, 2012 11:57 am

    UH Manoa needs a house cleaning. Deadwood and a Rotten Apple lurking in the halls of Bachman.

  157. Bowtowitchee August 22, 2012 12:01 pm

    Litto birdie chirping this p.m. thinks MRC is history!

  158. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 12:09 pm


    Certainly going to try… but it all depends on our schedule at the gallery and/or if we can find someone to take our shift on game day.

    I thought Hinshaw was still on the island, although on sabbatical. Oh well… I’m surprised UH was able to justify 400K for Apple as Chancellor on top of Hinshaw’s 295K during her sabbatical. No wonder the professors are all upset, too. It’s not going to make Donovan’s new position a comfortable one with the non-administrative staff on upper campus.

  159. jm2375 August 22, 2012 12:09 pm

    al – I saw Dr. Hinshaw last month.

  160. Kekoa August 22, 2012 12:10 pm


    August 22nd, 2012 at 10:35 am

    A-joe and Kekoa: You know darn well that JD will never do that sort of thing. First of all, it’s not part of his personality to fight like that. Second, he has a family to support. That $211,000 will sure come in handy. He probably hopes he gets to make it to retirement and qualifies for the health care package from the State.


    Gigi ~

    How can you be so sure he won’t fight? I think he would come out to defend his self respect. A man like JD can only take so much before he decides that it’s time to strike back. Further, I believe his wife will not be *kinda shy* about it either! If you get a ‘local’ wahine angry enough to back her husband, you better bring a bento, ’cause you are in for a battle royal. JD doesn’t need a handout, there’s a lot of pride involved.

  161. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 12:10 pm

    Doesn’t Hinshaw start teaching at UH med school this semester?

  162. jm2375 August 22, 2012 12:16 pm

    $400K for Chancellor may be at or below market rate, as is Dr. Hinshaw’s salary. My friend is a dean at Univ of So. Florida and is making mid-six figures. When I worked in Public Health years ago, I’d man the UHSPH booth at the annual APHA conference. When we’d put out faculty openings with a starting salary of $37K, we’d get laughs and snickers. UH has been trying to get their salaries up to where we can compete for quality faculty. And, as a general unwritten rule, you don’t work at the same place where you got your degree. It’s difficult to make the jump from student to colleague.

  163. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 12:20 pm


    I understand it’s somewhere in the middle but the combination of both salaries puts them at the top. Furthermore, UH is in dire straits in terms of financial needs just to improve their infrastructure. It doesn’t have enough monies to provide enough classes for students to get the type of credits they need towards graduation…. hard to justify all that spending on top of JD’s lateral move for $200K+. That’s almost 900K for all three positions… two which are are pretty much benefit the UH very little at this time.

  164. Down with.... August 22, 2012 12:27 pm

    Had to change my name since ST deleted my earlier comment….but pretty sure Greenwood and Apple is history….:)

  165. A-House August 22, 2012 12:28 pm

    I do not know who’s little bird is chirpping that Greenwood is history, but I will certainly support that immediately!!!!!

    I hope the BOR really did a job on her at their meeting today! Hawaii does not need MRC kind of leadership!~

  166. Willie August 22, 2012 12:45 pm

    Oahu Resident #128, you left out the very pertinent fact that Hugh Yoshida hired his personal friend Fred Von Whot Happen as the head football coach; I believe that Norm Chow was an applicant for the opening. I guess you could say if not for Whot Happen, June Jones would not have made NCAA history with the positive turnaround in UH football.

    What was disturbing about Hugh’s friend was his total abandonment of local recruiting and his public sentiment that you could not be competitive with Hawaii athletes. Not to mention that in one year he changed the offensive scheme 3 times prior to the season opener.

    I like what JD did and stood for at UH. He was commited to what was best for the school, giving his heart & soul to the job. I wish him all the best going forward.

  167. Kevin August 22, 2012 12:46 pm

    @FerdLewis tweets:

    @FerdLewis: Spin cycle? UH PR people outnumber reporters at regents meeting. Send reinforcements! #uhfb

    And before that:

    @FerdLewis: Signs it could be a long closed-door session by UH regents: Room has a large breakfast buffet and a police guard outside the door. #uhfb

    @FerdLewis: Informal over/under on today’s UH Board of Regents closed-door executive session is 4 hours. They began at 9:32 a.m. #uhfb

  168. WarriorMojo August 22, 2012 1:03 pm

    Re #160

    “If you get a ‘local’ wahine angry enough to back her husband, you better bring a bento, ’cause you are in for a battle royal.”

    Thanks, my brother. I needed to clean my monitor anyway.

  169. NotNasti August 22, 2012 1:04 pm

    JD is a big boy and can take care of himself. It’s easy to talk about “principles” and “taking a stand” when you are playing with someone else’s livelihood. We DON’T know what happened behind closed doors, so we should not assume this is something JD doesn’t want. They could have told him we want to bring in our own person to run the AD, but value your commitment and loyalty to the university and therefore will offer you a position in upper campus. If you were him, wouldn’t you prefer that to “thanks for your years of service, can you pack your things by the end of the day?” Is it a soft landing? Yes. Does JD deserve it? From the comments of most people on this blog, I would surmise the answer would be yes as well. Did they botch the handling of the situation? Yes. If they were going to replace him anyway, it would have gone a lot smoother had the Wonder Blunder not happened. I’m the hire/fire/discipline guy for my workplace, and letting someone go is the hardest, most difficult part of my job. I feel rotten everytime I have to do it. If any of you is that person too, you know what I’m talking about.

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  171. tommui August 22, 2012 1:19 pm

    Per the agenda for the BOR meeting today, just after the call of the meeting to order and approval of the minutes of the previous meeting, the public comments were to be heard.

    Per Ferd’s article in today’s SA webpage, posted at 10:30 (more or less), Ferd stated that the BOR went into executive session which is restricted only to the BOR people and not open to the general public.

    Looking at my tea leafs, this would mean that the general public only had perhaps 15 minutes to say anything before the doors were closed.

    Per ST this morning’s TWB, some 50 people were going to be present and testify –

    Must have been a bunch of lawyers – they are fast talkers!

    I am not one of suspicious mind thinking that this was a way of shutting off public comment but others may have a different opinion.

  172. Kevin August 22, 2012 1:20 pm

    @FerdLewis: The vigil continues: We’ve hit hour 4 of closed-door executive session at the UH Regents meeting with no end in sight. #uhfb

  173. NotNasti August 22, 2012 1:30 pm

    Per sunshine law, personnel matters are to be held in executive session (private).

  174. tommui August 22, 2012 1:31 pm

    KEVIN #172

    Keep smiling!

    How many people are (still) around?

  175. Kevin August 22, 2012 1:34 pm

    Tom Mui,

    ‘certain parameters’…

    Also, I believe the “emails” got the message across and some wheels are supposed to be turning faster than previously expected.

    Will email you tonight.

  176. tommui August 22, 2012 1:36 pm

    #173 NotNasti

    I have no problems with the BOR going into Executive Session.

    What I was concerned about was, if ST said there were fifty people that were going to testify one way or the other, were they given the time of day?

    The Agenda usually is a time table of how the meeting will proceed. Public testimony (or outcry) was suppose to follow the approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

    The BOR meeting was scheduled to begin at 9:00AM. The BOR went into executive session at 9:30AM

  177. Kevin August 22, 2012 1:38 pm

    50 in person testimonies is impressive.

    When I attending the BOR meeting regarding the athletic fee in the summer of 2010, there were about 18 in person testimonies in addition to written ones and that took several hours.

  178. Moocher August 22, 2012 1:46 pm

    JD’s fight is over.

    He took the money and future benefits. In fairness, I don’t think many if any of us could walk away from the money or the benefits that are within reach.

    Having said that….it’s not his fight anymore-it’s the people’s fight now.

    Regarding news PR people, I think perhaps why former news people become PR people is because they should know how to handle and relate to media in order to keep their clients/employers in the best light possible. But the strange thing is that coaches, players, they do not hire PR people and do fairly well speaking to the press as long as they are not talking about leprechauns.

  179. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 1:48 pm

    Someone brought this up in SportsHawaii. They said that games will probably end earlier now that we will be running the pro-set.

    Just how much earlier might that be? Does that mean that UH can go back to the 7pm starting time and still finish with early enough for the opposing team to catch their flight?

  180. WWF August 22, 2012 1:50 pm

    WOW. . . so much negativity in the air.

    I don’t think it will be easy to change the way UH administration works, being a state run institution of higher learning. I don’t think we will change the way politics work, unless we start with the way campaign fund raising works. . . Or how the Board of Regents get selected by politicians. . . thank God football season is almost here . . .

  181. jm2375 August 22, 2012 2:00 pm

    mih – Apple’s salary is for Chancellor, Hinshaw’s salary is her med school salary. But yeah, the mysterious new position for JD is puzzling, esp given the slow pace at which new positions are created at UH. As I’ve said before, Hinshaw will be expected to bring in a large portion of her salary in grants plus money for staff, equipment, etc. Not sure what the “indirect” part of a grant is now, but that money goes to UH (or the G-fund), and not to the individual dept/project, etc. May be 25%.

  182. NotNasti August 22, 2012 2:00 pm

    #176 Tommui: Those are all legitimate questions you have. Hard to say what happened without actually being there. For example at legislative hearings, the committee chairs often announce at the beginning of the hearing that they have received “x” amount of written testimony, and you are free to testify, but please do so only if you have something additional to say. After an announcement like that, only a few people actually get up and testify in person. It’s easier for us to vent and pontificate on a blog, but much harder to do it in person.

  183. hightide August 22, 2012 2:23 pm

    How are the rest of Manoas academic departments holding up under Greenwoods leadership. ARE they

    fluorishing under her leadership or what. Are research grants flooding the hallways with opportunities for students?

    Where do we go to check that?

  184. RedZone August 22, 2012 2:37 pm

    Not pau yet?

  185. GA Warrior August 22, 2012 2:41 pm

    Wes’side Warrior, were in Georgia are you? Hard to find fans of the Warriors here in the Deep South.

    Hope Donovan returns, his passion and love for the program is never in doubt.

  186. Kekoa August 22, 2012 2:46 pm

    Moocher ~

    You and NotNasti are prolly right. No sense beating a dead horse. JD was forced into a soft corner (whoa, I almost said coroner). Maybe we should just oust MRC.

    MRC has done nothing but be one ackta since she arrived. Look at all the goofy chet she’s done…from her living quarters to her duties as the Prez. Now this Looney Tunes episode where she concentrates on destroying JD. Meanwhile her pahtna – Apple has been pretty quiet since he showed his okole at the last presser.

    I can’t wait for the boo birds to come out at any event they are announced at from now on.

    Oh and btw…I’m just blowing smoke here. I know we can’t really do anything to change the outcome of what these idiots do…but it’s fun to poke fun at them!

  187. SteveM August 22, 2012 2:48 pm

    RE: #179

    MIH — you mean all the teams with their charter flights that UH is paying for..?

  188. SteveM August 22, 2012 2:54 pm

    GA Warrior:

    August 22nd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Wes’side Warrior, were in Georgia are you? Hard to find fans of the Warriors here in the Deep South.

    GA Warrior — please share what city you reside in.

    Wes’side Warrior is in Lawrenceville.


  189. jimmy the lock August 22, 2012 2:59 pm

    Almost 6 hours. How long can they laugh in that meeting?

  190. jimmy the lock August 22, 2012 3:00 pm

    They must know a lot of apple and wood jokes.

  191. tommui August 22, 2012 3:00 pm

    Lot of people forget that Virginia Hinshaw had joint appointments at UC Davis as a professor of virology in the UC Davis School of Medicine and in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her research on the influenza virus has increased the understanding of important hosts of the influenza virus in nature, transmission among humans, lower mammals and birds, genetic changes related to disease severity, the molecular basis of cell-killing, and new approaches to vaccines.

    She also held research appointments at the Medical College of Virginia, the University of California, Berkeley, St. Jude Children‘s Research Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    So her present salary should not be considered unusual for a top researcher.

    I liked Dr. Hinshaw as she was one (if not the only one) of the people from Upper Campus to cheer on the UH athletes in all sports, silly hat and all!

  192. Kevin August 22, 2012 3:09 pm

    Dr. Hinshaw was always approachable and she really seemed to enjoy all the athletic events.

    Even spotted her at Wahine soccer and softball and it wasnt those overflowing crowd type games as well that drew attention from those that normally wouldnt go either.

  193. tommui August 22, 2012 3:09 pm

    # 189 jimmy the lock

    They may be going over the Cades Schutte report and preparing it for public release.

    “The contract was signed by (name deleted) and approved by our attorneys (name deleted) and was reviewed by (names deleted) and approval was given to (name deleted) and then sent down to the athletic department where the signature of (name deleted) …

  194. Kevin August 22, 2012 3:12 pm

    @FerdLewis as of 5 minutes ago:

    “6 hours in the books now and UH regents still behind the closed doors in exec session on Donovan reassignment and Wonder blunder report.”

  195. RedZone August 22, 2012 3:13 pm

    Not pau?

  196. wafan August 22, 2012 3:15 pm

    Are they still awake in there?

  197. wafan August 22, 2012 3:16 pm

    Were they forced to drink MRC’s kool-aid?

  198. wafan August 22, 2012 3:16 pm

    Were they forced to drink MRC’s kool-aid?

  199. jimmy the lock August 22, 2012 3:18 pm

    redact, redact, redact.

  200. Adidas Football Boots August 22, 2012 3:20 pm

    Wes’side Warrior, were in Georgia are you? Hard to find fans of the Warriors here in the Deep South.

    Hope Donovan returns, his passion and love for the program is never in doubt.

  201. wafan August 22, 2012 3:20 pm

    Watching this debacle makes me wonder about Greenwood’s involvement in the move from WAC to MWC. Was it really Freitas and JD with Greenwood jumping in at the last moment to grab the spotlight?

  202. Adidas Football Cleats August 22, 2012 3:21 pm

    @FerdLewis: The vigil continues: We’ve hit hour 4 of closed-door executive session at the UH Regents meeting with no end in sight. #uhfb

  203. Cheap Soccer Cleats August 22, 2012 3:22 pm

    KEVIN #172

    Keep smiling!

    How many people are (still) around?

  204. Cheap Football Cleats August 22, 2012 3:22 pm

    I vote for Greenwood resigning her position immediately!

    What has she done for UH since becoming its President beside hogging the tv lite for the MWC announcement? Any initiative to bring more grants and prestiage to UH for astronomy, agriculture, research, tourism and hotel management, etc.?

    ST, are you saying that all the others spoke against Jim D? what happened to the other 48 that were supposed to address the BOR? or, did they submit written testimony like tommui?

  205. Cheap Beats By Dre August 22, 2012 3:23 pm

    Al ~ Check with SteveM for the link. He’s gonna charge you one photo of yourself from back in the day when you were chasing everybody off the waves at Waikiki.

    Maybe you have an old snapshot of your days selling football lineups in front of the stadium. Could there be an old mug shot of when they caught you sneaking inside the stadium? You really was rascal eh?

  206. Dr Dre Beats August 22, 2012 3:24 pm

    What has she done for UH since becoming its President beside hogging the tv lite for the MWC announcement? Any initiative to bring more grants and prestiage to UH for astronomy, agriculture, research, tourism and hotel management, etc.?

  207. Capitolist/WassupDoc August 22, 2012 3:49 pm

    Only one person and one organization SPOKE this morning during the Public Comment Period. Two letters – one signed by Tom Mui and the other by nine Neighbor Island House members – were submitted.

    I had to leave at 12:30 pm for a downtown meeting at 1:15 pm so I am dependent upon Dave Reardon and Ferd Lewis along with the tv people to let me know what, if anything, the Board of Regents decided to do next.

    However, with respect to what will be happening to the University of Hawai`i leadership, the next step must be to bring the Governor and the Lt. Governor to the table. Yes, the UH System is semi-authonomous, but it is still part of state government.

    Meanwhile, those of you who have contacts in the downtown business community and Na Koa, express your concerns about these events.

  208. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 22, 2012 3:53 pm


    Or was it just Freitas.

  209. Amedar Consulting Group August 22, 2012 3:55 pm

    Hello. remarkable job. I did not imagine this. This is a great story. Thanks!

  210. Capitolist/WassupDoc August 22, 2012 3:58 pm

    Whoops!!! semi-autonomous

  211. Don Weir (We-Ah) August 22, 2012 4:13 pm

    JM 2375

    Indirect costs are broken out in grants as a specific % of the grant total.

    Most fed grants that I worked on were between 12-15% (this was a while ago so it may have moved up).

  212. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 4:13 pm


    Don’t they pay an additional fine/rent if the plane doesn’t leave the tarmac by a designated time? Which could amount to tens of thousands?

  213. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 4:16 pm


    Can’t say for sure but at least one professor was very unhappy..

  214. A-joe August 22, 2012 4:19 pm

    Mahalo, W-Doc.

  215. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 4:20 pm

    Kevin… your #194 above (3:12pm)…

    @FerdLewis as of 5 minutes ago:

    “6 hours in the books now and UH regents still behind the closed doors in exec session on Donovan reassignment and Wonder blunder report.”

    They alternating between playing Twister and BINGO!!!

  216. tommui August 22, 2012 4:23 pm

    #207 Capitolist/WassupDoc:

    My written testimony was just to urge the BOR to release the Cades Schutte report so that we could pass judgment on it.

    My inquiry earlier is whether those that wanted to testify were able to do so. I don’t know whether the executive session precluded them from doing so.

  217. Wes'side Warrior August 22, 2012 4:25 pm

    GA Warrior…

    As SteveM pointed out, we’re in Lawrenceville.

    Went to several Georgia Force games this year, once Torres and Moniz were added to the team. Did you guys attend any games too? We met a few UH fans out there over the past few months. In fact, at the last Force home game, there were 32 UH fans in the stands! We were even introduced before the game, and interviewed during the game!

    Got the ‘Nezian Fest coming up this Saturday and Sunday, near the ATL airport. Hope to make it at least on Saturday. Will be checking out Bruddah Bobby’s food booth too. Can’t wait for some ‘ono grindz! Hope to see lots more locals, enjoy good food and music, and check out whatever else will be displayed.

  218. PowderPuff August 22, 2012 4:30 pm

    YAY, WassupDoc on KHON2!!!!

  219. kawika49 August 22, 2012 4:33 pm

    7 hours and counting.

  220. Capitolist/WassupDoc August 22, 2012 4:42 pm


    In addition to signing up to speak up prior to the meeting’s start, (I think it was) Keith Amemiya offered the several dozen people in the audience an opportunity to speak after the four signees finished. Two of them were graduate students addressing their concerns about budget issues.

    The Executive Session shift on the agenda did not in any way cut back the attendees’ opportunity to speak.

    NOTE: Whether the public would have an opportunity to formally address whatever the Board decided in the Executive Session was not placed on the agenda; however. Greenwood said in her letter that she would be willing to speak to “the public.”

    For those of you attending the Pigskin Pigout tomorrow night – I cannot afford it – please talk to The Big Cheeses there about taking the lead in bringing the University of Hawai`i back into our backyard.

    This is the smallest town in the whole wide world – and clearly the UH administrators don’t get it.

  221. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2012 4:46 pm

    “Twister and BINGO!” Now THAT’S a Tee shirt! 😆

  222. Da Punchbowl Kid August 22, 2012 4:51 pm

    Thank you, Tom and Wassup Doc for your expertise and comments.

  223. SteveM August 22, 2012 4:53 pm


    August 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 am

    stevem…hinshaw whoooosshh.

    Yup…woooooshh! Didn’t connect Hinshaw’s sudden departure until the JD “WonderGate” unfolded to today…. or was this purely a coincidence? Hinshaw reassigned with what looked like a “golden Parachute” deal…errr, sabbatical…

    Considering that Hinshaw hired JD and was often at his side at sport events … yeah, woooooshh… 🙁

  224. RedZone August 22, 2012 4:55 pm

    Oh, the regents apologized and support MRC and Apple.

  225. RedZone August 22, 2012 4:56 pm

    They also support the Donovan move.

  226. obachan August 22, 2012 4:59 pm

    the regents aka: da Rubbah Slippahs oh, sorry-I meant the Rubber Stampers

  227. RedZone August 22, 2012 5:01 pm

    KHON 2 news. Muneno.

  228. RedZone August 22, 2012 5:06 pm

    Reardon is on the radio now and said the same thing and that MRC is going to make herself available the them in a little while.

  229. hightide August 22, 2012 5:09 pm

    If Mr. Apple gets us a look from the PAC-12 all will be forgiven.

  230. John Fitzgerald Byers August 22, 2012 5:18 pm

    So it took seven hours for everyone to get their stories straight. got cha!!!

  231. John Fitzgerald Byers August 22, 2012 5:19 pm

    They can hire as many pr people as they want, the public opinion speaks for itself and is most heard when they beg for donations and support and no one continues to heed the call.

  232. John Fitzgerald Byers August 22, 2012 5:22 pm

    The next bcs bowl we go to, the next world series for baseball and softbow softball, the next final four for na wahine volleyball, the uh president and other lofty admin people on upper campus and good for nothing stools at lower campus better stay the hell away from photo ops.

    Again its the coaches and players that keep this thing from completely falling apart.

  233. tommui August 22, 2012 5:24 pm

    My concern was to get the Cades Schutte report released so that we could see what the facts were and who was involved in the WonderBlunder.

    I understand that the report will be released but it will be reacted.

    So, to repeat, it would be something like this:

    “The contract was signed by (reacted) and approved by our attorneys (name deleted) and was reviewed by (reacted) and approval was given to (reacted); the check was approved by (reacted) and sent by (reacted and then sent down to the athletic department where the signature of (reacted) …”

  234. John Fitzgerald Byers August 22, 2012 5:30 pm

    far away and out of touch

    all those fools we hate and screw up so much

  235. Moocher August 22, 2012 5:30 pm

    Why go through with this play action fake?

    Play…..let’s say public can submit testimonies for a little while.

    Action…then we say times up and go behind closed doors to get or stories straight for the fake.

    Fake….let greenwood go out, and fake like she is truly concerned with john q. public.

    I say maybe we should use something from the playbook of the run and shoot whenever they play action fake or play action pass and pass on tough questions.

    …just my opinion 🙂

  236. RedZone August 22, 2012 5:32 pm

    JDs new title is Director of External Affairs and Community Relations.

    I am sorry but could not help laughing.

  237. Buger August 22, 2012 5:34 pm

    Hey Wes’side, I might try to make the Nezian fest with the family on Saturday also. I had never heard of it before.

  238. PowderPuff August 22, 2012 5:46 pm

    Seven-and-a-half hours to make up that statement and JD’s new title? Did you see all the PR people in there? They have a whole basketball team of high-priced PR people at UH-M….and now they’re sorry?!?!

  239. Warrior Dave August 22, 2012 5:48 pm

    I don’t like what I’m heari g coming out of the BOR meeting.

  240. jm2375 August 22, 2012 5:50 pm

    Didn’t Hinshaw’s term end on May 31st or was it FYE June 30th?

  241. d1shima August 22, 2012 5:58 pm

    We concur that Jim’s service in this new role will be a suitable and appropriate use of his talents and we look forward to his future contributions to the university.


    …and what, exactly, is that role again? 👿

  242. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:02 pm

    And who was dat lassy who looked all rocked out on da tv, polished and all?


    good job Capitolist.WassupDoc!

  243. d1shima August 22, 2012 6:02 pm

    7 hours for that shibai?

    They better have been using some of that time addressing and stamping my season tickets!

    Wea my tickets?!?!?!

  244. PowderPuff August 22, 2012 6:03 pm

    MORE PR and “external affairs,” d1! Apparently, our university has too much money to spend. first on salaries for MRC and Apple, then at least 3 former TV people on the PR team, THEN they hire another former TV person for crisis comm, lose $200K, now a NEW job for JD. My my….the University is just too rich.

  245. d1shima August 22, 2012 6:07 pm

    A source said UH officials asked Donovan to appear at the regents’ meeting and state in open testimony, with media present, that he “fully supports” his transfer from the AD job to the as-yet untitled communications job in UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple’s office. But, a source said, Donovan declined to do that.

    Bully for you, Jim!

  246. RedZone August 22, 2012 6:09 pm

    BOR you apology not accepted.

  247. d1shima August 22, 2012 6:10 pm


    “External” as in, ” brah, try wait outside,eh?”

  248. d1shima August 22, 2012 6:16 pm

    A source said Gov. Neil Abercrombie met with Greenwood to lobby her on Donovan’s behalf before UH officials brokered the deal for Donovan to be assigned to a new UH job.

    Reached for comment, Abercrombie Press Secretary Donalyn DelaCruz said, “The governor did not know anything about the plans by UH administrators regarding Jim Donovan.”

    “We were merely spectators in all of this,” DelaCruz said.

    Sorry PP, I know she your bud and all and she just the messenger but das weak!

  249. RedZone August 22, 2012 6:22 pm

    I guess governor no care.

  250. John Fitzgerald Byers August 22, 2012 6:23 pm

    The concert is not the fiasco. Why does it take what happened to donovan for people to see just how unstable manoa leadership is?

    it all trickles down from the top. from the system to all the consistent inconsistancies at lower campus that effects the players and coaches from being able to the best job that they can with the resources they should have.

  251. John Fitzgerald Byers August 22, 2012 6:24 pm

    autonomy!!! yay! this cant get any more screwed up than the way things are now. autonomy with these folks is what got uh here today.

  252. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 6:28 pm

    Everybody now!… all together!

    Oh the games people play now

    Every night and every day now

    Never meaning what they say now

    Never saying what they mean

    And they wile away the hours

    In their ivory towers

    Till they’re covered up with flowers

    In the back of a black limousine


    La-da da da da da da da

    La-da da da da da de

    Talking ’bout you and me

    And the games people play

    Oh we make one another cry

    Break a heart then we say goodbye

    Cross our hearts and we hope to die

    That the other was to blame

    Neither one will give in

    So we gaze at our eight by ten

    Thinking ’bout the things that might have been

    It’s a dirty rotten shame

    Repeat Chorus

    People walking up to you

    Singing glory hallelulia

    And they’re tryin to sock it to you

    In the name of the Lord

    They’re gonna teach you how to meditate

    Read your horoscope, cheat your faith

    And further more to hell with hate

    Come on and get on board

    Repeat Chorus

    Look around tell me what you see

    What’s happening to you and me

    God grant me the serenity

    To remember who I am

    Cause you’ve given up your sanity

    For your pride and your vanity

    Turns you sad on humanity

    And you don’t give a da da da da da

    Repeat Chorus

  253. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:35 pm

    autonomy sucks!!!!

    no control over the UH-M leadership. they can spend money like nutzos. they can spend money we no more.

    I agree with A-Joe. we need someone in upper campus that appreciates UH athletics. not athletics, UH Athletics! the UH Athletes represent us. Hawaii. I don’t some ex UC ex to speak for me. I need a local. Coach Chow is local. Rockne is local. But speak for us.

    I agree with the image: MRC hogged the tv on the MRC deal. for herself.

    and I agree with the image that Virginia was hung out. JD was hung out.

    don’t get me wrong. i am happy that JD got some cushion for his family. good for him. I know he’ll go the extra to make himself feel that he is earning the money. He’s that kind of guy. and i’m also saying that if MRC is saying JD is just too soft and he didn’t cover all his bases in UH Athletics, then say it. don’t pussy foot around. we’re UH supporters. All for all.

    Yup, I’m for A-Joe’s idea. And AHouse idea. We need local muscle for the head job. and, this blaming Sheriff for the majority of the deal, when he’s got legal oversight from upper campus…. where was they? ???????????????????????

    oh yeh, blame da down below gang. dey not going stand up for themselves.

    Thats why I am for A Joe and A House. Can da babuuz.

  254. Ipu Man August 22, 2012 6:36 pm

    Well as someone said, you got to play with cards you are dealt with…

  255. al August 22, 2012 6:39 pm

    ipu man…may i, may i please have four aces.

  256. RedZone August 22, 2012 6:39 pm

    I can see JD singing this song to Greenwood.

  257. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:40 pm

    The Governor. The UHM President. They never learn from the fumbalaytor JJ fiasco. And they call themselves College educated.

  258. 257 August 22, 2012 6:41 pm


  259. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:43 pm

    you got a lotta nerve to call yourself my friend…

    you just want to be on the side thats winning….

    good one good one.

  260. Guava August 22, 2012 6:45 pm

    The song the keeps running thru my head, non-stop, all regarding the University of Hawaii these days……Hum along with me everybody.

    Duh da, duh da da da da da da da ……

  261. BigHiloFan2 August 22, 2012 6:49 pm

    MRC is saying to her upper administration and PR focus group:

    boy he sure was a cheap date. and the former politicians who call themselves the Bored of Rejects, i knew we could outlast them. they live on their stomachs. good job team. this will all blow over. nobody asked the real difficult question: how come the legal team never called attention to the fake escrow account? how would Sheriff know the account was fake? again like i said, good thing we outlasted the questions. spend alot of time wearing down the naggers.

    well done team. we saved the day for the University of Hawaii. 😀

  262. wafan August 22, 2012 6:50 pm

    Chumming for sharks?

  263. RedZone August 22, 2012 6:56 pm

    So it ended up being a weird Wednesday

    After a torpid Tuesday

    Which followed a manic Monday

    Resulting in a tepid Thursday

    But hopefully ending up being a fantastic Friday.

    Go Na Wahine!!!!!!!

  264. d1shima August 22, 2012 6:57 pm

    you drinking da good stuff now, ah Beeg Hilo!


  265. PowderPuff August 22, 2012 7:05 pm

    Re #249, d1….haha….uh oh. 🙂

  266. Moocher August 22, 2012 7:06 pm

    so…..Hinshaw wanted to extend JD as AD a year or so ago..greenwood said no, regents said no.


    Hinshaw takes a paid “sabbatical” per

    Hinshaw removed, JD as AD is next. But first Coach Mac is “retired” and paid as well.

    On to JD. Simply put “Ousted”.

    Learning from their mistakes and operating in their same MO, remove JD, pay him, but keep him in another position because in the public’s eye we cannot give out more money without the people having a post.

    Working backwards, with the realignment of college football at the time, Hinshaw as football’s and JD’s greatest supporter, I see this a 100% move because of football. Coach Mac’s losing season made it easier to change things…and the concert fiasco only speeded it up. greenwood is the head…but just who might have the greatest influence and perhaps pulled the puppet strings of greenwood? And who is mum always in the shadows? And who is football’s “other” greatest supporter? rockne….

    More and more, it looks like rockne is behind all of this. i’m getting the feeling rockne has his own personal agenda and pitting people against each other to achieve it.

    rockne thinking to himself….”College football is changing way to fast, I need to step in and speed things up before we are left out, these guys are naive. First get rid of Hinshaw, JD’s biggest supporter, Coach Mac had a losing season but the year before he won the conference? Nevermind, get rid of coach too. Now I can bring in Chow-he knows the conference we are going to better then anyone else and local people won’t question a local hire too much, besides, he’s more then credible. Then get rid of JD. JD was taking too long to get a conference and seats were filling fast. We’ll pay all of them to keep quiet and sugarcoat the real reasons they left like sabbatical, retirement, transferred positions-lateral move.”

    Was that how it went? Maybe it’s not really greenwood?

    Of course rockne will not say he wants to be AD…it would be too easy to connect the dots if he did.


  267. Moocher August 22, 2012 7:10 pm

    And also…

    rockne thinking to himself….”Anyway I liked JD, I just needed to step in and speed things up but let’s put him somewhere.”


  268. d1shima August 22, 2012 7:13 pm

    Wow moocha…

    Das one pretty involved thot process. Only ting wrong I see is you talking about one Kam Skoo grad!

    ….nah nah nah j/k!


    Go back in your cage.


  269. Moocher August 22, 2012 7:16 pm

    I’m like the rest…..I really don’t know. I’m just trying to add entertainment value 🙂

  270. RedZone August 22, 2012 7:28 pm

    Isn’t BOR chair a Kam Skoo grad?

  271. cavewarrior August 22, 2012 7:47 pm

    simply cannot pay enough for this kind of entertainment….drama, comedy, suspense, who dunnit. mystery, power, greed, money, big name star….priceless…pun intended 🙂

  272. Don Weir (We-Ah) August 22, 2012 7:58 pm

    Big Hilo Fan2 #242

    Big Bling is VP Johnsrud.

    All decked out with nowhere to go!

  273. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 7:59 pm

    Maybe they all think they can find an AD capable of bringing in more money to UH?

  274. madeinhawaii August 22, 2012 8:00 pm

    Frasier sure was a bust in that department.

  275. Slugger August 22, 2012 8:02 pm

    Happy birthday, Ralph!

    Alan Sampson is a real Warrior with the heart of a lion. Songa Mbele, Alan! (Moving forward) Praying for your quick recovery.

    Great to hear that Darius is back on the field!

    See some of you tomorrow…


  276. cavewarrior August 22, 2012 8:07 pm

    me thinks (dangerous activity for me) upper campus does away with AD position as defined by 99% of other schools…position is not workable or effective in this state.

  277. d1shima August 22, 2012 8:13 pm


    Well it’s feasible den! 😛

  278. papajoe2 August 22, 2012 8:20 pm

    Soooooooooo….. any football news?

  279. AlaWai August 22, 2012 8:26 pm

    Question: Do politicians and/or government officials have to take a drug test? What are they smoking and blowing?

  280. tom-warriornation August 22, 2012 8:34 pm

    We have 218 in our group going to USC including former players Tim Grasso, Greg Cummins, Jeff Duva, Dan Audick, Lee Larsen, Jim Asmus with Trevor Davis’s dad & friends/family of Brenden Daley, Tyler Hadden, Kody Afusia & Darryl McBride sitting with us.

  281. Kevin August 22, 2012 8:35 pm

    Big Hilo Fan 2,

    Dey u go.

  282. A-joe August 22, 2012 8:45 pm

    Here’s to you Ralph! Enjoy a little something, compliments of the blog host…

  283. lava August 22, 2012 8:52 pm

    I don’t like Apple, I don’t like Greenwood, and I don’t like our chances against a USC team in a game not likely to remain interesting by halftime.

    What’s the latest on the punting duties, or is that supposed to remain secret.

  284. SteveM August 22, 2012 9:14 pm


    August 22nd, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Re: the Tsaiko photo contest

    I would love to know who is in the pic of an embryo forming in the placenta. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it. Sonogram, anyone? Lol

    I should not comment on an active contest, but this photo is obviously to guess the character who would send it to me for this contest. OK, all of them… tsigh. 🙂

  285. Bryson August 22, 2012 9:41 pm

    Sounds like they wanted to do the same thing they did to Coach Mack to JD….Have him stand before the media and claim something that isn’t real or right but go along with it….I’m guessing the only reason JD was given this new post is because it all never got swept under the rug quickly enough.

  286. Kekoa August 22, 2012 10:18 pm

    G’nite MRC…G’nite Apple…G’nite BOR…GoodBye UH as we knew it.

  287. Capitolist/WassupDoc August 22, 2012 10:44 pm

    Eric K. Martinson, Chair – UH Board of Regents

    With over 28 years of institutional investment and asset management experience, Martinson is currently senior vice president, endowment and chief investment officer of The Queen’s Health Systems and president of Queen Emma Land Company.

    Martinson began his career at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate, where he served in numerous financial and investment capacities and was director of the organization’s Financial Asset Division, responsible for its diverse global financial asset portfolios. In 1996, he co-founded and became managing director of MN Capital Partners, an investment, asset management and consulting firm specializing in real estate and private equity assets and transactions. MN Capital Partners later merged with Tradewind Capital Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Island Holdings, Inc. where Martinson served as managing director responsible for the firm’s private equity investment activities.

    He serves on the Boards of Directors of Hawai‘i-based solar technology company, Sopogy, Inc., and previously served on the boards of Ho‘ike Holdings, BPA Technologies and other portfolio companies.

    Active in numerous business, community and non-profit organizations, he is an Enterprise Honolulu board member, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Investment Advisory Committee member, Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America executive board member, Hawai‘i Imin Shiryo Hozon Kai board member, and is a member of the US-Japan Council. He previously served as chairman of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and served as a Hawai‘i Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors business mentor and was a member of Kamehameha Schools Board of Advisors, Na Pua a Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Board of Directors and Polynesian Voyaging Society Board of Directors.

    Born and raised in Honolulu, Martinson is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and obtained his BBA in finance at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

    He and his wife, Jarnell, have two sons, Cody and Cole.

  288. Capitolist/WassupDoc August 22, 2012 10:47 pm

    Is there any interest on this blog to address the issue of getting new academic administrative leadership for the University of Hawai`i System?

  289. Moocher August 22, 2012 11:52 pm

    After reading the conditions JD’s lawyer set which can be found at

    After reading the above link, is it right to conclude that JD was kept perhaps as a way to “restore his reputation” and for greenwood and gang (which I will now call gang-green) to not be liable for any type of defamation lawsuit?

    If you haven’t already, read the above link…. it’s quite interesting.

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  292. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 1:22 am


    Moocher is quite the detective. #290. and he went plenny far from 270.

    first he dunno, just trying to add entertainment value, and then he did a

    wifi burg, and found da smoking letta. 😆 quite a literary feat frum/fo JD.

    And the 5 page letter points out the real problem in the Wondergate fiasco. Not Rich Sheriff. The problem was UH Legal Counsel. Thats the conclusion Simon alleges,

    and I agree.

    But the problem with UH Legal Counsel is Legal Counsel knows too much about too many things, and outing da legalz will cause real problems for the whole PR gang, starting from da top.


    he said it best, simply cannot pay enough for this kind of entertainment. 😀

    but da best of da best is a Moocha 267.

    your analytical prowess is beyond compare. :mrgreen:

    your intuition is ala da honey badger. Rockne. and he works in tandem

    wit a scapegoat. Greenwood.

    heck, lets face it. Rockne is a pro. Like Elizabeth II. all behind da scenes.

    he’s like quite deft and slickahand. He got Chow. He putting da pieces in da puzzle, and showing da oddaz how fo fit a square in da round hole.

    and if dats wats going on, and dis is only conjecture but i noticing how everybody else going get da rap an not him, den i saying da Kam Skoo grads are pretty pretty tricky. 😆

    but he gotta work on da money sava. an he gotta get frum behind da skirt. she cannot hide him foreva. 😀

    an anyway, he gonna outtink hisself. and dat is not always a good sign fo da Kam Skoo gang. cuz pretty soon da Punahou guys gonna leave him in da dust. right?

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  293. royal holiday August 23, 2012 1:30 am

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  294. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 1:37 am

    Moo cha,


    how you found da letter?

    your timing is poifek.

    Reardon and Ferd would love da stuff.

    the letter musta been given to the BOR, no?

    the Simon letter is quite damning to Ms. Greenwood’s

    rendition of the facts in yesterday’s presser, that the

    problem was with Mr. Sheriff, per her presser.

    Maybe Simon gets a new client after yesterday’s presser?

    i saw all this in a movie once. I not sure of the title,

    “they shoot horses, don’t they?”


    all i know is this: Coach Chow and his crew gonna do way way way betta

    than his UH bosses.

    Coach Chow doing it right. He playing to his public bosses, not da nutitionists in upper campus. :mrgreen:

    Go Warriors.

  295. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 1:49 am

    ok. Gang Green wins. 😆

    so, while we been watching da Wed fights, wats Coach been up to? I know he’s got Rockne’s respect. Mine too. Whats he up to?

    got da blog host out back, talking to hisself, not talking to Sean? and not talking to Alex D?

    not giving him hand me downs. talking about da Warriors who’re not going to LA?

    Well, its Thursday. Team leaves for LA inna week. gotta book rezz. gotta name names.

    i’m lookin fo signs dat Coach is sneeky peet. and its all ova da places. Speshooz? wat Speshooz? kicka? no mention kicka, no need kicka. 😀

    yep, imma concluding da obvious. :mrgreen:

    ST is in on da plot. :mrgreen:

    loose lips sink ships. 😀

    we’re on da outs. 😀

    booo hoooo hoooo…. 😀

    Go Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  296. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 1:50 am

    where’s everybody?

    da BOR meet and afta hour cocktails musta wore da crew out.

  297. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 1:52 am

    the BOR by now must feel they got scammed.

    especially after Simon’s letter has now come out.

    good job Moocha. good job 290.

  298. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 1:52 am

    i downloaded da letter. expecting da letter to disappear.

  299. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 1:54 am

    i waiting to see wat JD gonna do in his official capacity in External Affairs. 😀

  300. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 2:05 am

    Looking at SC’s website, they talking about national championship, Utah, Oregon, Georgia, Barkley.

    c’mon Warriors. put da PU in da SC. 😀

    Don Weir,

    good one good one on da big Bling descrip. 😆

    how you been, good man?!

  301. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 2:10 am

    ok. brake time. back inna few.

    but getting back to da Moo Cha.

    dat was good. superb. real gooderer. because the facts in the letter is wat

    was entertaining. had extra value.

    cuz now all da speculation makes sense. we get teets. meaning, da speculation got homogenized. da rumors gonna be long lasting.

    might as well call him President. i cannot believe Gang Green and Green Apple are dis stoopid to do all dis to demselves. gotta have had help. 😆

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  304. mo808 August 23, 2012 3:58 am

    @289 Cap/WassupDoc. Absolutely!

    @290 Moocher. Awesome!

    @291 to 304 (minus spam) BHF2. Poetic!

    Letter should be front page reading! Investigation should be on Gang Green! JD is INNOCENT, (much maligned) yet still employed to keep his silence. I can’t wait to see the next Act in this drama!

  305. mo808 August 23, 2012 4:00 am

    Good Morning All!

    9 more till season opener vs USC

    Go Warriors! BEAT USC!!!

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  308. letsgowarriors August 23, 2012 5:14 am

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  311. Moocher August 23, 2012 5:48 am

    For the curious.

    The link I put up came right from KHON’s front page. There were 3 pdf files, now they are all gone or at least I don’t see them anymore. I can only assume the link to read the pdfs will soon be deactivated as well.

    Anyone wanna pay me hush hush money too 🙂

  312. mo808 August 23, 2012 6:23 am

    Moocher, No worries, I wen print um!

  313. mo808 August 23, 2012 6:24 am

    Hush money? Lol!

  314. website August 23, 2012 6:35 am

    You are the man!

  315. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 6:35 am

    ok. so da mo is in on da hush money? wats yo title? :mrgreen:

  316. papajoe2 August 23, 2012 6:39 am

    I wonder if Ferd or ST read the report from KHON. Thanks Moocher.

  317. Wes'side Warrior August 23, 2012 6:50 am

    Wow! Unrealz, da lettah, Moocha! Mahalo for da link!

    Takes us back to da link about why Greenwood left her position in the UC system. She think and act in da style of… “Ol’ Boys Network”. Needs to get fired immediately!!! ‘Nuff wit da games already!

  318. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 6:51 am

    290. da Moocha.

    page 1 of 5…. “Legally we call that putting someone in a ‘false light’ which is tortious conduct…. Scandalous.

    page 2 of 5. “Mr. Donovan was not even in the State when the contract was signed.,.

    Mr. Donovan was not in the State when the money was sent…

    Mr. Donovan had no direct involvement in the crucial decision making mistakes that resulted in the possible 200K loss…

    The money was sent to Florida without Mr. Donovan’s knowledge or consent, much less his authorization… … To the Contrary, UH’s Office of General Counsel decided not to enter into a contract with epic… How and why both your legal and fiscal office — which are autonomous and do not report to Mr. Donovan, nor are they controled by Athletic Dept — decided and did send 200K of us funds to an Epic bank account in Florida, should be the focus of your inquiry… How why and who approved sending the money in question that needs to be investigated….” all head shots.

    page 3 of 5 “[JD’s] his instructions to the athletic department before he left was that the contract was not to be signed until it had been cleared and approved by UH’s general counsel’s office….” another head shot.

    page 4 of 5. four more head shots. you gotta read it for yourselves. my fingers are tired.

    page 5 of 5. the threat.

    boy o boy o boy. DeMello, Kanoa and washisface really uncorked da champagne. 😆

  319. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 6:56 am

    my next prediction.

    another apology, this time to Mr. Sheriff.

    and the announcer is gonna be…. wait for it wait for it…. Jimmie D. 😀


    see what happens when you stick your face in UH Athletics, when you haven’t been athletic in your life?

  320. Wes'side Warrior August 23, 2012 6:57 am

    Bugaz, GA Warrior, Slenzi, and everyone else within decent driving distance to the ATL airport area…

    Here’s the (facebook event) link to the ‘Nezian Fest:

    It’s being held at:

    Hammer’s Goodtime Emporium

    898 Virginia Ave, Hapeville, Georgia 30354

    We’ll be there early on Saturday, more than likely, and will stay as long as possible. I think the hours are 10am 25August to 5pm 26August. Sorry, don’t know what time they close up for the night on Saturday, if at all.

    Got at least one friend running a food booth with his own cooking. Will be in some UH gear… probably gray tank top with my black hat. Supposed to be mid-80’s this weekend.

  321. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 6:58 am

    ok. i’m going to town, get da SA and coffee and savor da saviours. :mrgreen:

    gonna see if ST is still in da plot. 😆

  322. BigHiloFan2 August 23, 2012 7:02 am

    😀 see you laterz gang. itsa been swell. :mrgreen:


    have a great day Moocher. you done good. you done real good….

    saved some reputations you did. yes you did!

    i’m gonna give JD and da wife a piece ah my mine. who said it da odda day?

    coy cameleon? sometin lie dat.

    still yet JD, you gotta be a meanie. be like Pride. 😀 ack like you go church, and keepa cane close by. 😀 remember da golden rule. no witnesses when you on da offense. 😀

    an da odda rule. loose lips sink …. 😀

  323. GA Warrior August 23, 2012 7:06 am

    Wes’side and SteveM, I too am in Lawrenceville, cool to know some Warrior fans are in the same area, sorry got plans with the kids this weekend, but please keep me up to date on future get togethers, game watching parties, would love to come and to be a part of it. Nice to know that I am not the only one staying up to 3-4am on sat nights watching the boys play. Mahalo.

  324. papajoe2 August 23, 2012 7:11 am

    Didn’t Greenwood just say on the news last night that it was a mistake made by the athletic department? Sounds to me like JD, the leader of the athletic department, was still getting blamed but indirectly. Still trying to make an excuse why he shouldn’t retain his AD job.

  325. Kekoa August 23, 2012 7:30 am

    Remember, it’s all about the athlete giving his/her heart & soul for the Warrior fans.

    Don’t let the pinheads at upper campus take our focus away from supporting our youngsters.

    KGMB just showed all the sports stuff up for bid tonite at the Pig Skin Piggy Grind tonite. Murph sez this will be the biggest Piggy feast he has ever put together.

    6 PM…Launch time!

  326. mo808 August 23, 2012 7:46 am

    See you there!

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