It’s been pretty surreal entering a new newsroom. But the old Star-Bulletin guys have been really welcoming, especially Paul Arnett, Dave Reardon, Paul Honda, and the desk guys. And I’m reunited with some of my old UH pals — Nadine Kam, George Lee, Dennis Oda, Lucy Oda, etc.
Sounds like there’s going to be a strong push to have a lot of UH football coverage. I’ll be the football beat guy, but Jason Kaneshiro, Billy Hull, “Ferd” Lewis and Reardon will be contributing regularly. There also will be two columnists — “Ferd” and Reardon — at every game.
And, of course, the blog will be an important part of the new newspaper.
There’s still sadness that many of my Advertiser family aren’t part of this. Dayton Morinaga, Stacy Kaneshiro, Leila Wai, Kyle Sakamoto, Stanley Lee, Kalani Takase, Brandon Masuoka, Wes Nakama, Clyde Mizumoto, Steve Kimura, Paul Carvalho, Stan Pusieski, and Da Clerks will be missed. Always.
I’m smelling chili peppers, so I’d better find some work to do.
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“Ferd” and Ann Miller in our new digs:
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Ran into former UH defensive tackle Michael Lafaele, who now is working for a marketing company. Lafaele and UH director of player personnel George Lumpkin will be conducting a Christian football camp. It will be three days and two nights, beginning July 1, and will be held at Waipahu High School. Call (808) 206-0312 for details.