Another contest

February 26th, 2010
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The show must go on, so it's time to have another contest. The prize is six tickets to Sunday's baseball game.

To enter, please write: "Give me Sunday's best."

We'll pick a winner tonight.

* * * * *

Thanks for all of the comments on our paper's sale.

Like I said, I'm out of the loop, so I have no idea what will happen. But whether I have a job in two months or not, I'm sure this blog will go on in some form or not. One of our readers owns the rights to the name, but as I've said all along, the blog is owned by all of you. Whatever we've had here was created by the readers.

I'm going to miss Gannett. It paid my mortgage and my children's tuitions. It gave me unbelievable opportunities. And, most of all, it created a more diverse newsroom.

335 Responses to “Another contest”

  1. SteveM:

    First?

    Give me Sunday's best.


  2. Committed Road Warrior:

    Second?


  3. SteveM:

    Dragging my last comment a few minutes ago on the previous blog entry...

    SteveM:
    February 26th, 2010 at 1:37 am
    Guess that makes sense that Gannett is selling instead of buying. But I almost consider the Kapiolani building a landmark. I would expect ST will have the UH beat and the blog in the end...if he wants it.

    ST -- maybe it's time to think about opening that BBQ Sports and Karaoke restaurant. You work the real sports bar portion...

    Good night!

    Good night!


  4. Stephen Tsai:

    Actually, I always envisioned ending up as one of those old men sitting in front of Ala Moana Sears.


  5. wena:

    GIVE ME SUNDAYS BEST


  6. wena:

    to the post #4..........

    that's creepy

    goodnight


  7. Mike:

    Big Bro is right, Gannett did bring us a much more diverse newsroom. There are editors from all over the Mainland here.


  8. Mike:

    One of my wiseass students: "Mr. Tsai, if you get laid off, will we get our papers back faster?"


  9. Stephen Tsai:

    It's not about layoffs. It's about pickups.
    We're not getting cut from the team.
    We're trying to find out if we make the team. (And right now I'm the fat kid sitting on the bench.)


  10. SteveM:

    ST -- I'm still awake and maybe a little silly...but... stick with the orginal plan as a backup/fall back option. Remember when you said you wanted to open a BBQ restaurant with Bulla, DPK, and I?

    We insisted we needed Al (as the bouncer). But homey is a better bouncer so Al can be the executive chef. Bulla is the bartender. DPK the maitre'd. I'll run the karaoke portion with pride.. Maybe we can get Tina to moonlight as the head waitress. You would have a desk/conference table in the sports bar area where we have fourteen 52" Bravia's on the walls along with the karaoke system. HD, of course.

    Kekoa and Addknowjoe can be in charge of live entertainment, but Mrs. Bulla is in charge of the dancers.

    ...and... we set up a small blog server in your living room if needed. :)


  11. Stephen Tsai:

    I still want to own a BBQ place.
    I think I'll call it: Have A Cow.


  12. BigWave96744:

    Wow Stephen,
    The whole family is up, huh?
    Maybe you guys should bust out the Chinese Lion and Pots and Pans and go wake up the A-House Ohana.... :)


  13. BigWave96744:

    Stephen,
    Are many newspapers agency's closing up shop, around the Nation?
    I remember hearing how the internet and the twitter generation will one day make printed newspaper obsolete.

    BTW, I really feel for you all.
    Within the last year the Tiser has had paycuts, mass layoffs, more paycuts, union discrepancies, more pay cuts, etc yet you folks continue to provide a great product.


  14. Stephen Tsai:

    Big Wave:
    We're trying to be quiet.
    Don't want to wake up the grand-daughter.


  15. Pomai:

    The person who owns the rights is giving the rights to you paid in advance.


  16. Pomai:

    And I agree with Wena

    to the post #4..........

    that's creepy


  17. Pomai:

    The other thing about all this manure is what the heck am I going to do at 2 in the morning???????


  18. bighilofan2:

    i can always count on ST and WB to make me feel good.

    Sorry for so much uncertainty in the world. but i'll find you guys come hell or high water, if it come to that. :D

    go ST
    go ST
    go ST !

    go Warriors!


  19. Pomai:

    If one buys a ticket in the lower section of the SSC can one just about sit anywhere one wants, as long as the seat is empty?


  20. Pomai:

    Well it's 4 in the morning, I think I will go and get some coffee and a few pork hash for breakfast.

    "Give me Sunday's best."


  21. bighilofan2:

    yup, its fo in da mornin.

    have a great day Tsaikos everywhere.

    WDoc...
    ...i'm gonna do it.

    hi ho hi ho.


  22. mctruck:

    ST,

    Got my fingers crossed your services will be retained; however, worst case senario....would you be able to host your own independant sports-website?, maybe preceeded by an,(i)?, as in, (iTsaiFootball), etc.
    Solicit advertisers to your site, etc.

    Just a thought???


  23. Zonkytalker:

    ST,

    Reduce stress if you have it .... well family time, surf, beach, yoga...drink...eat...sex (:-). Really.....I do not think you have a thing to worry about...IMO...you have done outstanding work in Hawaii sports and no one doing the things like you...besides...you have a following...meaning the guys on this blog...many like me who just read and not post much...but...when pushed...we will fight hard for you...become very, very vocal and very visable...and LOUD. I'm hea for U if its gets to that point...but like I said...if management at the paper knows anything about Hawaii sports news....you da man.


  24. wafan:

    Happy Aloha Friday!


  25. wafan:

    Go get 'em bhf2!!!


  26. wafan:

    More meetings all day.

    Tsigh.


  27. RainbowCliff:

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation, The Bows sink to the botttom of last place with NO sight of turning it around. Man all I can say is Bob really blew his opportunity of a dream job he always wanted BUT lacked the foundation of how a Head Coach has to game plan and manage the game it self. Running a 1976 Flex Offense created by Santa Clara Coach Carrol Williams was "DOOMSDAY" from the start and blaming his players for their lack of hustle, concentration and preperation for games lost leads to one thing "He was never ready to be a Head Coach as you don't blame your players, you blame yourself".

    If Bob has any PRIDE he should just resign and save some salvation to his Fab 5 name BUT I gather going out in a blaze of glory will be his swan song as he will need a "MIRACLE" for him to be retain and continue to Head Coach the Bows !

    Losing is a mental thing and it is obvious that this team "TRY" as it may be has lost it's confidence in them selves, play with no urgency and continue to spiral the basketball program down to it's lowest point of existance that I can ever remember playing and now watching the Bows after my elgibility was finish.

    The BIGGER question is who will UH bring in to salvage the program and bring back pride and respect as it will take more then 3 years to get the basketball program back to respectability as Bob with all his promises of fast break ball and all out man to man pressing defense has laid the biggest goose egg and fooled himself on his dream job being his worst nightmare.

    Well Tsaiko Nation got to go DOMINATE my athletic game in LA as Tennis is on the agenda and balling in Magic's gym after as I need to hit BIG on the forehand and pinch post on the block as Star Bulletin got me piss with their hostile take over on the HA and my Bows keep losing as I got to take it out on somebody SO LA will be taking a whooping today as rain is forecast over the weekend. Have a good morning folks as one thing for sure "it can't get any worse, can it" ?


  28. NYUH:

    SB's sports news has been lacking. ST will be a much needed addition.

    http://www.buildingthedam.com/2010/2/25/1326957/paaluhi-leaves-osu

    Oregon St. middle linebacker David Pa'aluhi has pulled out of school, in order to join the armed forces. Pa'aluhi, from Waianae, Hawaii, started all 13 games in the 2009 season as a sophomore, and was penciled in as the starter next season, until deciding to heed a higher calling.


  29. gmahoney:

    ST, whatever happens, you have the support of the many thousands of people who read this blog. Some don't post, but many read it daily. If you have to go, just let us know where, we'll be there....Back to lurking.


  30. CHEE!:

    I recall David's Dad was also a good football player in H.S., MMA fighter, a Warrior...Like father, like son. SEARIDERS!!

    "Oregon St. middle linebacker David Pa'aluhi has pulled out of school, in order to join the armed forces. Pa'aluhi, from Waianae, Hawaii, started all 13 games in the 2009 season as a sophomore, and was penciled in as the starter next season, until deciding to heed a higher calling."


  31. Garret:

    I'm really worried about the potential loss of jobs, which will reduce the coverage of important stories in Hawaii.

    From what I read today, the Advertiser has about 600 employees (120 in the newsroom) and the SB and MidWeek together have about 300 employees (75 in the newsroom). So, the 300-employee newspaper is losing money and just bought the paper with twice the employees...looking at the numbers that is scary.


  32. Bulla:

    ST
    whew, what a difference a day makes. you and your ohana are in our prayers, and the dust just needs to settle....and let the initial shock wear off. either way, it's the unknown that makes it challenging, but you'll know soon enough. and your job is to take care of #1,.......you......our blogging ohana is just that, your blogging ohana, we're not your employer.

    i believe that you'll come out of this alright, but who am i.....know this, i feel you bring too much to the table, and you generate more bang for the buck than any other sportswriter in this town.....ESPECIALLY when it comes to UH Warrior Football....

    be blessed, your Tsaikos got your back :)


  33. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Go get 'um bhf2!!

    Ditto to #23 & #29. Always know, ST, that we got your back!


  34. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    BHF2 - will call you later on today after my eyeballs get de-dialated. .

    Newspapers all over the country are dropping dead or consolidating. As I say in David Shapiro's blog below - Freedom of the Press has been re-named. FREEDOM FROM THE PRESS. Aloha & Sayonara to an involved public in public policy issues.

    As someone who has been working with both print and electronic journalists for most of my life, I am very concerned about thiese Mergers and Acquisitions & their impacts on one of our core freedoms.

    X your fingers for me.


  35. D:

    Give me Sunday's best

    Thanks


  36. Stephen Tsai:

    Thanks again for the kind words.
    And please keep my coworkers in your kind thoughts, too.
    They're all quality people and workers.


  37. Stephen Tsai:

    It's too bad the new owner didn't buy the Advertiser building.
    To be sure, it needs fixing. But it's a great building in a pretty good location.


  38. d1島:

    Great Morning All!

    Well, the sun did, in fact, rise again although on quite a different landscape today. Best wishes for all concerned...


  39. chopsueyboy:

    Give me Sunday's best

    ST
    always enjoyed reading post from everyone
    Warrior Beat needs to be continued
    Wishing only good things for you and your family's future


  40. d1島:

    That the "brick and mortar" asset was excluded from the sale kinda speaks volumes for the path that the buyer envisions.


  41. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Good mornin' Tsaiko crew!

    I'm putting myself on alert for ways to make the new ownership appreciate the talents of our blogmeister.

    Periodic listings of his true worth bears repeating:

    1. Lion Tamer ~ jumps right off the page! Specializes in putting lions to sleep.

    That's enuff for now. (I want them to beg for more
    about his exceptional skills). Stay tuned...


  42. d1島:

    Although I have a paid subscription in place (as I have for decades)....

    Give me Sunday's best.


  43. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Give me Sunday's best.


  44. pocho:

    give me Sunday's Best


  45. d1島:

    bhf2,

    You go, bruddah! :-D


  46. LizKauai [iMac] \m/:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    We are all in His hands.

    All is well.

    Happy Ayyam-i-Ha to all!

    HiHo!


  47. d1島:

    LizK,

    Does Santa recognize this day? :lol:

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  48. chawan_cut:

    Give me Sunday's best.
    and good luck. to both everyone there at the REAL paper in town and to all our uh teams this weekend.


  49. Bob:

    "Give me Sunday's best."


  50. Kona Glory to God:

    Mr. RainbowCliff sir, #27 - As you and many others have rightly voiced, Coach Nash has not got the job done. His teams have not improved and the talent level is subpar even with the injured players included. I don't think anyone can deny that, but you seem to have some negative past history with him and certainly seem to have a bone to pick with him. You say quite clearly that he has done nothing for UH, ever. You say he doesn't give a damn about UH, he blew his chance and so on. Were all open to criticism I guess, but in my opinion, I don't think his head coaching results can encompass his entire UH legacy and what he has done for UH, from being a player to assisting Coach Wallace or his worth as a person. You say no one knows the inside happenings of UH like you do, and no one has tried to do anything for UH alumni but you, and no one has more pride than you and no one has more heart than you and your tennis is dominating and posting in Magic's gym and so on. Even when you make a sympathetic overture to honor Coach Rocha you feel compelled to mention your trophy and awards room. Now granted you have done much community and youth work and have been merited for many others things and I most certainly tip my hat to you, but humility isn't one of your better traits it seems. I am writing this because none of us are perfect and none of us know it all. You speak of God and all his glory and power and yet you seem to have hate and unforgivingness in your heart. No, we are not perfect and that is all this writing is about. Criticism and opinions are fine, but the message they carry is more effective a voice when done with humility and grace. Let the power speak.


  51. postmanke:

    lol @ fat kid sitting on the bench..

    If I'm the new coach of a newspaper company and i have a kid sitting on the bench that is bringing people to the game day in and day out, that bubba kid ain't going nowhere! I'd also give him the resources to bring in/attract more people to the game by expanding the technology he is using to capture viewership. - throwing everything else out the door, it just makes business sense. I dont think the coach will want to throw viewers out of the game. esp when it cost so much to attract them.

    more viewers = more revenue. wonder how much more attractive this blog will be if we start clicking the ad's in the blog for the next 6-8 weeks?

    fat kid on the bench + know's the plays + bringing in the fans is a great position to be in.


  52. Garret:

    I've seen quite a number of people taking shots at the Star-Bulletin here and in other places, but I do NOT think that will help ST and I wish that would stop. Over the next few weeks the people that run the Star-Bulletin will decide on the fate of this blog and on ST's employment...and it would not be good for ST if his blog is considered anti-SB.

    People are upset and want to vent, I totally understand that. But venting in a way that could hurt ST's job and this blog may not be the way to go if you truly wish to support him.


  53. koakane:

    good morning tsaiko country

    adding my 2 pennies, I have to believe the investors have to be really nearsighted not to retain the one of the better assets HA has in ST. I am not going to say or post anything cause he will be one of the retained. nuff

    congrats to the bball warriors on their victory over the ducks from oregon. wishing them success the rest of the series. ditto to the vballer against the cats from bywho.

    somber but true statements from rainbow cliff. many mixed feeling about cnash the man vs the coach. super person who loves what he is doing but has had problems in caring out the future of warrior basketball. in the long run the institution has to maintain it standards like we all do and sometime we have to make hard choices.

    eh you all have a good aloha friday remember play nice


  54. Bigislandkurt:

    Tsai....
    The darkest part of the night is yet to come.......but remember, the darkest part of the night is right before dawn. You and your co-workers will be alright. Ask anyone who worked for Aloha......anyone who worked for the Ka'u Sugar Company......anyone who lives on Moloka'i. It's gonna be rough, but you guys will be ok. Garanz.

    As for you personally.......you're a state-wide Icon brother. Greater things await you. YOu watch.

    BIK


  55. koakane:

    ture dat Garret #52 post


  56. Bigislandkurt:

    Shareholders don't know people. They know the bottom line. Is there something wrong with that? You decide. Some of us are shareholders. Maybe not for Gannett, but we do hold stocks in other companies. Have we ever taken the time to wonder just what transpired (at the employee level) that led to a better reporting on the stock? We stand behind the cloak of re-organization, and somewhat lend a blind eye to the real life human stories behind re-organization.


  57. anonymous:

    If there's hope. It has to come to pass that the SB finds a buyer. At this point that is what I'm rooting for.


  58. Stretch:

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I haven't read everyone's post of the purchase but this is my take on things from what I have read/watched on the news.

    the Star Bulletin did NOT buy the Honolulu Advertiser to take it over. Black, the OWNER of SB bought HA. He wants to get rid of the SB, not HA. If there is no taker for the money losing SB, then there will be a merger but HA will remain. It is not necessarily SB's call who stays and who goes. It could actually be HA's call who they bring along from the SB?? It's sad that there will probably be a merger but it's not doom for HA. I would be more concerned if I was working at the SB.

    Now, there is concern for the HMLM site. That is still owned by Gannett and not part of the sale. Esme could continue the site on her own, but will not have the support of HA to help with marketing and ad sales.


  59. duffer (iPhone):

    I don't think Coach Nash's contributions to UH can be counted by wins/losses.

    I have never played basketball as Rainbow Cliff but I have been to numerous games as well as watched many more on TV.

    It's unfortunate and sad that one man's worth is judged by wins and losses.


  60. RedZone:

    I have been buying the Advertizer for over 40 years. I have told them in the past that if they dump ST I will dump them. I think it is time that I do this again.


  61. tom:

    ST - I've got your back too!


  62. PONO:

    "GIVE ME SUNDAYS BEST"


  63. jojo ®:

    Hello! Jojo checking in and I really like the Advertiser and this blog.


  64. kaimiloa:

    We're all sympathetic to ST's plight but don't forget that this is the Warrior Beat. Lets keep our focus where it should be.... on food.


  65. Kazz:

    Wahine Softball:

    Wahine 0
    UC Davis 0
    Top of 2nd


  66. duffer (iPhone):

    As Stretch alluded why buy a money maker, dump it and stay with a loser. Heck ST is gonna be RUNNING the Sports Dept.


  67. Loa:

    morning gang!

    sending the postive vibes to Stephen, Brother Mike, Princess Leila

    hiya jojo ® !


  68. Loa:

    kaimiloa #64 - :smile:


  69. Kazz:

    Wahine 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors
    UC Davis 0 runs, 3 hits, 1 error
    Bottom of 3rd

    -Ricketts is pitching.


  70. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez!!! :) :) :)

    DPK checking in here to say that I agree with jojo.

    Hi jojo! Hi loa! Hi duffer! Hi Kazz! Hi Kaimiloa!


  71. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hey pono, hey Tom, hey redzone!


  72. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good morning Stretch, BIK, mous and koakane.


  73. Slugger:

    Good morning!

    ST is a much better sports reporter than the SB's. When I lived in AZ reading the news online, I started out reading the SB (I liked their Island Images pictures), but the UH sports reporting was much better on the HA site. So, I switched my priorities. Since the SB is being sold, I hope more of the HA writers & editors are kept since it's the more successful paper. JMHO

    Kazz,

    Thanks for the softball reporting.


  74. Slugger:

    Give me Sunday's best.

    Thanks, HiFlyer, for a Saturday ticket.


  75. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Prayers for all the HA and SB employees.

    But like others here have said, ya gotta believe that Tsai will land shiny side up after all of this!


  76. Garret:

    Black apparently bought the Star-Bulletin for *$10k* when it was put up for sale last time. I wonder how cheaply he will be selling the Star-Bulletin now.

    The unfortunate thing is that he is publicly saying that the Star-Bulletin is losing money, and that with a workforce of 300. If he's concerned about costs (which is his track record in other acquisitions), then the combined 900 employees of the Advertiser and Star-Bulletin have to be concerned...


  77. Garret:

    Frankly, I'm not worried about ST, since he's an established writer. However, I am concerned for many other people at both the Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin who don't have the prominence and platform that ST has...


  78. al:

    haven't been keeping up with the ha buyout.

    however, makes sense to me that you buy a successful business to enhance your possessions not to dismantle it. if logic stands to reason then i don't see the product (ha) altering too much other than the back of the house. the resources that could be combined such as the actual production of the physical newspaper will probably be combined.


  79. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Draggin' this over from yester-blog:

    " I was at UH and missed the meeting."

    And that ladies and gentlemen, is the long and the short of it. Tsai takes care of business.

    And that is why this is such a great blog.
    That is why hundreds of read people and post here regularly.

    Because of our blog host's tireless efforts and devotion to both his readers and to UH sports, the Warrior Beat has become an institution.

    This blog, and Stephen Tsai serves the public and UH athletics like few other media entities do. The new powers-to-be should never forget that.

    Nuff said.


  80. Paka:

    Garrett,
    I had our PR guy email me the link to where the highlights of our recruits were on the website. It's here:

    http://smumustangs.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/10-signingday-central.html

    Some of the video is hard to see. I've added circles and arrows around some of the Linemen and backers that are hard to find. Not all of the kids had videos. All the heights and weights were what we took of them when they visited the school, so may be different than what is on the internet.

    I thought you may enjoy seeing it.


  81. Kazz:

    Wahine 6 runs, 6 hits 0 errors
    UC Davis 0 runs, 3 hits, 1 error

    Bottom of 3rd.


  82. al:

    breaking rice bowls...

    perhaps the intent of the new owners is to save the sinking star bulletin. purchasing the successful circular and then merging the common production related functions could help save the sb and make the ha more profitable.

    i believe that the core of the ha will still be intact.


  83. djmitcho:

    Happy Aloha Friday Tsaikoland!
    If anyone opens a BBQ place I'll come home and work in the kitchen!!!


  84. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hey Paka-

    Was it you who posted something about Coach Reinbold yesterday? I missed it.


  85. Manoa Mist:

    Have always said that when it comes to sports writing in Hawaii, after Jim Easterwood retired, Stephen and Dave Reardon have been the best. Just IMHO. Imagine the two of 'em on the same paper. Now that would be awesome.
    But the new owner is going to renegotiate the contracts with the union, or even go non-union. Regardless, if you're lucky enough to be selected to continue with the paper, it's going to be for much less pay and benefits for the average worker.
    Yesterday was a dark day in Hawaii newspaper history, but a day everyone knew was coming soon. I have a lot of friends at both papers, great people, dedicated folks, and I hope the best for all of them.


  86. Kazz:

    Wahine 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors
    UC Davis 1 run, 4 hits, 1 error

    Top of 4th


  87. Garret:

    Wow, I guess it is good for Colt that Zorn was fired...

    Former coach Jim Zorn wanted to cut Brennan before the 2009 season, people familiar with the situation said. In a phone interview last month after he joined the Baltimore Ravens as quarterbacks coach, Zorn declined to discuss personnel and situations that occurred during his two seasons with Washington.


  88. Garret:

    Paka,

    You put *actual* height and weight numbers for players? I thought that there was a standard "2-inch" rule that boosted the heights of all the players, so your heights are probably less than what I would find if I checked the listed heights on other sites.


  89. Paka:

    DPK,
    No it wasn't me. I didn't have a chance to get on the internet yesterday because I was slammed at work but I just found that out not too long ago about Jeff. That's a hard deal. Jeff is a really good guy. I'm confident he'll come out ok and handle this.


  90. Garret:

    Manoa Mist,

    Yes, one of the first things they mentioned was that they would be tearing up the union contract. People never get *more* money when that happens...


  91. Garret:

    DPK,

    I posted the stuff on Reinbold. I thought that some people here would like to know. I like what Vaughn Meatoga's Dad posted on WSN:

    Coach Jeff recruited my son his senior year of high school and even flew to Kauai to meet the family to further my son's commitment to UH. He and Ellie were also there when my wife lost her battle with cancer! There is a no greater coach in my book. Go and fight coach Jeff, we got your back on this one!


  92. Paka:

    Garret,
    LOL...yeah, that is usually the rule, but we put the real height and weight. Most Texas schools do the same i think because of all the camps these kids attend. But, I agree, their HS probably have them listed a little taller and heavier.


  93. al:

    #50....i agree that nash has done for this state a lot more than he has ever been credited for. there is none more loyal to the university of hawaii. there is none who works as hard as he when he was a player and as a coach.


  94. Kazz:

    So nice, had to post this twice:

    If the majority of the people on this blog represent a so-called minority then so be it.

    If raising kala for the Wahine softball program for their wonderful 2007 run in the Super Regionals is a minority thing... Then the majority can kiss our okoles.

    If buying a table at a UH fundraiser is a minority thing then the majority can go to hell.

    If raising money for UH football came out of a blog party and that is considered a minority thing then the majority is LAME.

    If helping to fix football training equipment is a minority thing then the majority is all talk and cannot walk.

    The majority can sit on their hands and complain until the sky actually falls, the minority will just do their thing and let their actions speak louder than words.

    The reason for all of this is inspiration and information.

    The majority have no damn clue as to the people behind our programs. From what is needed for a mom and pop-like program such as Wahine softball to what everyday people can do to help the football program, Stephen Tsai has brought out the stories and personalities of the coaches and student athletes that the majority wishes they knew about but only the MINORITY apparently cares about.


  95. jm2375:

    Kazz - #81 - looks like it's gonna be a mercy rule game. :D


  96. Kazz:

    Wahine 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors
    UC Davis 3 runs, 5 hits, 1 error

    Bottom of 4th


  97. addahknowjoe:

    It'll be next to impossible to find an investor that will pick up SB and run it at status quo. Most minor and major markets have done away with their second afternoon papers. Markets themselves have grown leery of supporting more than one newsprint. Even still, the printed paper itself is falling victim to the digital age. It looks bleak for the SB.

    There is a possibility that an investor could purchase the SB, eliminate it's daily printing and transform it into a digital news source. The challenge then would be to compete against other news content providers such as TV and radio stations as well as other newspapers that have all crossed over; All of whom will have diverse venues to deliver their content other than just the internet.

    To remain diverse, the investor in SB could keep a minimal printed presence and continue its very successful MidWeek line. Then have both the print and digital business arms promote one another.

    It'll be difficult to find an investor who is willing to take on a losing proposition and think outside the box. One idea is for the current SB staff to form a hui and buy it themselves.

    But, if they themselves don't have the balls to buy the SB, hard to believe anyone else will.


  98. Kazz:

    Bottom of 4th and Jenna "J-Rod" Rodriguez is now pitching for the Wahine.

    Still 6-3 UH.


  99. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Garret-

    I still don't know what's going on with Coach Reinbold. Could you fill me in?


  100. Paka:

    DPK,
    Sorry, I assumed you knew. Jeff was diagnosed with cancer.


  101. Stephen Tsai:

    It's been pretty surreal in the newsroom today.
    Then again, I'm never in the newsroom much, so maybe just being in it makes it surreal.
    Like I said, I'm hoping for the best for everyone, but preparing for the worst.
    Just remember to take my calls when I ask: "Are you happy with your long-distance provider ...?"


  102. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Very sorry to hear that, Paka. Send him our love. What kind of cancer?


  103. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hand in there buddy. U gonna be fine.


  104. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Hang*


  105. Stephen Tsai:

    I was at UH yesterday when Laupepa Letuli said: "Is it your job just to stand around here all day?"
    Yikes.
    I think that might actually be my job description (which, of course, would contradict my fat-guy-sitting-on-the-bench analogy).
    By the way, what does it mean when Wena, while trying to ask me about the worth of my IRA, "mistakenly" asks: How much life insurance do you have?


  106. shane u:

    Give me Sundays best


  107. Paka:

    DPK re:102
    Not sure what kind. He seems as upbeat as ever in the office though, so I'm glad he's handling it well.


  108. A-House:

    ST:

    your #105 - it's all about proper financial planning to detemine the value of your estate!

    we do it all the time! and I tell Mrs A-House she'd be rich if I passed away today!!! of course her reply is, "no, I'd rather have you with us".


  109. Jack Flash:

    #105- ST- i'm glad you are taking the news while trying to keep your spirits up. It'll all work out! Prayers for Coach Reinbold- Imua Warrior!


  110. al:

    wena is just assessing the future with you.
    just in case you are relegated to flipping burgers you may be worth more "asleep" than alive????

    hey, you can always clean the restrooms at a certain pre-school.


  111. Kazz:

    Wahine 7 runs, 8 hits, 1 error
    UC Davis 5 runs, 10 hits, 1 error

    Top of 6th.

    Kaia Parnaby now in for Rodriguez on the mound.


  112. al:

    jeff aka sun god.

    prayers of healing to you buddy.
    God is good.


  113. addahknowjoe:

    ST- When you see any of us at your next employment, there should be no question- should be automatic- you just gotta hook us up and jus, "Super Size" our meals!


  114. (Jesse)James:

    Good morning Tsaikos...still in shock over yesterday's news but I'm sure that things will be okay....

    Give Me Sunday's Best!!!!

    and continued prayers for Coach Reinbold and ST...and the others at the 'Tizer.....


  115. djmitcho:

    Wow! USA 6 Finland 0 after one period of play. Go USA Hockey!


  116. Stephen Tsai:

    Just remember. If I were to "die," and somebody was walking around town who looks like me and mumbles like me and answers to "Bruce Li," that's not really me. (Wink, wink.)
    That's the fake name I use when I go to open houses. "Bruce Li" is an engineer. Works for Lionel, I think.


  117. al:

    pssst. wena.
    go check his policy perhaps double indemnity for accidental death is available.


  118. al:

    on a serious note....

    i hope all ends well for all.

    i do hope that the two paper atmosphere will still remain for the public.
    as a one time part time employee for both the HA and the SB, i'd hate to see one of them consumed by our current economic strife.

    (yah, i sold HA lineups at the old termite palace and delivered the daily SB)


  119. NorthShoreFan:

    Article about Colt's tenure with the Skin's..

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/jason-reid/colt-brennan-faces-uncertain-f.html


  120. Kazz:

    FINAL:

    Wahine 8 off 9 hits with one error.
    UC Davis 5 off 10 hits with one error.

    Stephanie Ricketts started, Rodriguez came in midway, then Parnaby finished.

    Jenna Rodrigues credited with the win.

    ONE AND DONE… NEXT IS OREGON IN A FEW HOURS.


  121. FB-fan:

    Thank you, NSF for the link. Garret already posted it @ 87


  122. Old Diver:

    Isn't this the most read blog on the Advertiser site? If true wouldn't getting rid of ST to put it mildly be INSANE?


  123. Jay:

    Stephen,

    I hope you make the team.

    Jay


  124. Kazz:

    Old Diver,

    Too often, logic and ethics and essentially "the right thing to do" have no place in the world of straight up business.


  125. NorthShoreFan:

    Mahalo Garret for the info on one paper towns. I guess for myself, I cringe at the thought of having only one editorial or opinion section and even news coverage. We've enjoyed the differing articles and opinion from the competing news entities. To now be faced with only one source of news makes me worry. Look at he two papers and we see many different articles. I am used to reading both papers daily.

    Let me see. We have one paper doing ok...one that is not doing well ever since it was bought (10 years ago), and the one that is not doing well is going to buy the one that is doing well and will be trying to sell itself, but if it doesn't get sold,, will consolidate itself and in the meantime layoff half the consolidated staff and we end up with one paper any way.

    ST if you decide to open that sport bar/restaurant, let me know. I like apply for one position. Used to bartend, cook pupu's, clean bathroom, clean the bar, call the enforcers to deal with the donkey's etc...
    How about one hui go buy da news bldg., den make one BBQ place on the first floor, one sport bar on the second floor and one karaoke place on the third floor and one magazine publication section on the fourth floor?
    get one fourth floor?
    anyhoo, pau rant fo da day..

    Great win last night for the Baseball Warriors! Hope the series goes our way!


  126. Slugger:

    GO, WAHINE SOFTBALL!

    Thanks for update, Kazz.

    Give me Sunday's best.

    The personal side of the stories that ST writes is what makes his reporting interesting. Especially since people are so connected to each other in Hawai'i, getting the side stories about the athletes, coaches & administrators keeps you looking for the next article about UH sports to see how the 'ohana is doing, whether blood or hanai. So when Laupepa asked Stephen about his standing around at UH, yup, that's part of the job.

    Hey, what's up next for the Super Games?


  127. Pomai:

    HMMMMM baseball or volleyball tonight, need to pick one......


  128. Kekoa (iPhone):

    I'm throwing my money in with North Shore Fan. I like the concept of using the HA building. We could use those old conveyor belts to keep the sushi moving along!


  129. NorthShoreFan:

    Kekoa ... dey U go....and the orders of beef and pork and chicken for the BBQ...!@#@@?? Hooo da Tsai-ko's no need gt up to reload da bbq grill wen dey go CC...


  130. Stephen Tsai:

    Now on to a more serious question:
    Is there a mochi place near the KFC in Kahului?
    I've been asked to hunt down peanut butter chocolate mochi.


  131. RyanA:

    give me sunday's best

    anyone able to think of five coaches willing to come to hawaii for basketball?


  132. Ralph:

    Give me Sunday's best


  133. (Jesse)James:

    ST #130...Duffer,,,Duffer...Whitey....Whitey....


  134. NorthShoreFan:

    ST..."on to a more serious question"...asking about fuud!
    U da man!...


  135. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!


  136. Stretch:

    ST - not sure where the place is but will be making a stop there. Rob25 knows where it's at.


  137. Stretch:

    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20100226/BREAKING01/100226022/UH+regents+finalists+named

    UH regents finalists named

    The names of the finalists for three seats on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents have been released by the Regents Candidate Advisory Council.

    The terms of James Haynes of Maui County, Chuck Gee of Honolulu and student Grant Teichman expire June 30.

    The finalists for the Honolulu seat are Gee and Terri Fujii. Saedene Ota and Ronald Montgomery are finalists for the Maui seat. And Jett Jasper , Hannah Miyamoto and Matthew Williams are finalists for the student seat.
    Good Luck to Jett Jasper!!


  138. Stretch:

    UH regents finalists named

    The names of the finalists for three seats on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents have been released by the Regents Candidate Advisory Council.

    The terms of James Haynes of Maui County, Chuck Gee of Honolulu and student Grant Teichman expire June 30.

    The finalists for the Honolulu seat are Gee and Terri Fujii. Saedene Ota and Ronald Montgomery are finalists for the Maui seat. And Jett Jasper , Hannah Miyamoto and Matthew Williams are finalists for the student seat.

    Good Luck to Jett Jasper!!


  139. Ralph:

    2010 Cathedral Classic softball tournament scores:
    http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/cathedral-classic.html


  140. Kazz:

    Wahine Softball vs Oregon

    Top of 6th

    UH 2 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors
    Oregon 4 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors

    Oregon's live stats are not a part of gametracker so it kinda SUCKS. I don't know who's pitching for us.


  141. LizKauai \m/:

    Hiyah.

    Times are a changing.
    We are shrinking into a world community and Hawaii stands in the most strategic, desirable location on the whole planet.

    Mother earth is in travail and the pains are coming swifter with each passing day. If her people only believed that a new global society, freed from artificial barriers, and filled with the promise of universal prosperity was about to emerge, they would stop trying to push the baby back in and allow it to greet the dawn of the new era.

    It's not about newspapers. It's about the sharing of information for the benefit of all concerned.

    Stephen Tsai has flowed with the stream of consciousness and this blog has allowed love for the Warriors to bring this great, diverse, international population together in unity. Here, the baby is alive and thriving, surrounded by aunties and uncles who sacrifice for others every day.

    Let it grow.
    Let it grow.

    HiHo!


  142. LizKauai \m/:

    Go, Jett! Grant Teichman is a Kauai boy too... :lol:


  143. Kazz:

    CORRECTION:

    Kaia Parnaby is pitching.


  144. Kazz:

    of 7th, UH is road team.

    Wahine 2 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors
    Oregon 4 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors

    Last chance for Wahine in this game…


  145. Garret:

    NorthShoreFan,

    Here are some examples of how hard things have been for newspapers:

    174-year-old Ann Arbor News (the only newspaper in the city where the University of Michigan is) closed--they created a new company that has a free website and a print edition twice a week. The few that kept their jobs had to take pay cuts.

    146-year-old Seattle Post-Intelligencer shut its printing presses and became a news website with much fewer reporters.

    Philadelphia used to have 2 newspapers that competed against each other, but now the Daily News is labeled an edition of the Inquirer. That way they only have to pay the wire services once since they basically merged.

    Colorado's oldest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News (founded in 1859), closed last year.

    Madison, Wisconsin used to have two newspapers...but The Capital Times (founded 1917) stopped daily publication.

    Albuquerque used to have 2 newspapers until the Albuquerque Tribune (founded in 1922) closed in 2008.

    Advertising sales around the country dropped 30% when you compare the 1st quarter of 2009 vs. 2008. The big loss was in classified ad revenue, which was down 42%. People use Craigslist more and more and that is free...so the newspapers get less money and it is hard for two newspapers to survive even in cities with more people than the entire state of Hawaii.


  146. Kazz:

    FINAL

    UH with 2 runs off 7 hits and 0 errors.
    Oregon with 4 runs off ONE HIT and 0 errors.

    Parnaby with her second loss of the season.

    Wahine Softball is now 9-5 and 1-2 thus far at the Cathedral City Classic of 2010.

    BIG DAY TOMORROW!!! Wahine enter the "Lion's Den" against #9 Oklahoma and then against #2 Arizona.

    SATURDAY'S ARE MADE FOR UPSETS!!! NA WAHINE ARE 1-1 AGAINST RANKED TEAMS THIS SEASON... OK FINE ONE RANKED TEAM. SO WOT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! LIKE GRAPPLE? :lol:

    Damn I hate losing... :evil:


  147. d1島:

    LizK,

    :-?

    Oh, I get it.....Ayyam-i-Ha involves breaking open the big flask of kava!

    heheheh


  148. LizKauai \m/:

    d1- only in Samoa!


  149. d1島:

    Things could be worse....

    we could be rooting for Finnish hockey!


  150. d1島:

    SportsCenter talking head said Finn goalie looked like he was playing dodge ball with the puck and trying to avoid getting hit with it. :lol:


  151. SteveM:

    I really think the place I described in #10 would be successful, even though reality may be a psych exam or two away. I did not want to presume and fill out the other staff for fear of insult.... but, what the heck... :evil:

    Mrs. A-House is the assistant maite'd. Stretch is in charge of marketing...we'll make up his duties as we go along. :) One duty is to ensure the restaurant is the dinner spot and/or 19th hole for his golf tours. whitey and duffer figure prominently in this area and will manage the Maui branch when we expand.

    Stretch is assisted by Koakane, who works on commission--1 greenie for every 3 new customers he brings in off the street (limit 3 cases/day). I really see (J)James as the head parking valet (who only parks and courtesy road tests convertibles).

    LizKauai is in charge of advertising sales and customer relations. PowderPuff in charge of restaurant tour groups and accommodation packages . sj-macro handles the in-house photography concession.

    I'm afraid of jojo, jm2375. slugger, and there's a few others I don't know well enough to risk insult, so I'll let them submit their own applications. We already have...

    djmitcho:
    February 26th, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Happy Aloha Friday Tsaikoland!
    If anyone opens a BBQ place I'll come home and work in the kitchen!!!

    NorthShoreFan:
    February 26th, 2010 at 11:10 am
    .....
    ST if you decide to open that sport bar/restaurant, let me know. I like apply for one position. Used to bartend, cook pupu's, clean bathroom, clean the bar, call the enforcers to deal with the donkey's etc..

    Send resumes to Have a Cow BBQ, attn: Stephen Tsai, or post here . :cool:


  152. Unkanesson:

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation,
    Garrett's post #145 causes me to interrupt my lurking to join in the discussion about the state of the media. 2 points:
    Interesting coincidence -- there's an article in the Business section of today's HA about a conference coming up on this very subject:
    "The editor of Peer News, a Web-based Hawai'i news service that is set to debut in coming weeks, will be the keynote speaker at an event exploring the local news media's challenges and transformation.
    John Temple, the former editor and publisher of the Rocky Mountain News who has joined Pierre Omidyar's Peer News in Honolulu as editor is scheduled to give the lunch talk at the March 18 event at the Plaza Club.
    "NewsMorphosis 2.0" will feature discussions about the state of the local media with a number of local media executives, including Honolulu Advertiser Editor Mark Platte and KGMB9 News Director Chris Archer.
    The speakers will explore the changes occurring because of emerging technologies."
    So if the SB were to become a web-based news provider, as has been suggested, they already have competition in that arena.
    Second point: Interesting concept being tried in Philadelphia that might be considered in Honolulu: merge the two papers, consolidate the wire service contracts to save money, and continue to publish with two competitive LOCAL streams.
    But I'm no expert in the journalism business, so there are probably lots of reasons why it wouldn't work...but I just feel like there's got to be some diversity in the reporting media for it to remain a health component of our society.
    Okay, back to my lurking posture...


  153. NorthShoreFan:

    Big Mahalo Garret.
    It's because of the way we gather information or news. Most people don't have the time or want to READ. We tend to just gather information/news by listening more than anything else. The kinds of information we are willing to gather by reading (ie. tech updates etc.) is much different than what is in the newspapers. I see more people using their iphones... etc. than reading one of our dailies. Even the retired guys who gather at McD or Zippy's for coffee everyday! LOL!
    Yes, the iphones and technology like that will allow for "easier" access to information but when I compare what I get from the two dailies over here and what I get by going to the website, it's a bit different. (Got to watch out for misinformation too now, TG for Snopes)
    I luv this blog but can't get it or participate on it from the hard copy at the
    news stand. Just one small example of technology changing things for the better. I guess the next thing coming is that we will have to pay for online subscription to the Star Bulletin or Honolulu Advertiser in order to gather news and participate on this blog.


  154. jojo ®:

    Checking in again...

    Thanks for the updates Kazz.

    HI LOA!!!


  155. NorthShoreFan:

    #151 SteveM..did I mention I do dishes too?!?@#@!??


  156. Kazz:

    I thought it was interesting that the Vancouver Olympics opted to use the NHL regulation size rink for these games and not the international regulation size which is larger.

    Obviously it has effected the outcomes. Traditionally the European players are finesse guys and not "big bruisers" like the North Americans. In the past, many Euro NHLers got CLOBBERED in the playoffs when things got nastier and more aggressive as the smaller NHL rink didn't allow for those skilled Europeans to play the perimeter and use their speed against the larger Americans and Canadians.

    Now, traditional international hockey icons like Russia and especially Sweden are now gone...


  157. HiFlyer:

    Kazz - check your E-mail.


  158. Pomai:

    #141 LizK

    Oh I hope not!!!!!!


  159. Kazz:

    People here at work seem to think those at the Bulletin should be more worried about their jobs.

    The gist of things seem to remain as Black wants to run his paper as the Advertiser and not the Bulletin. So hopefully Mr. Black does understand the value of retaining that which makes what he wants so attractive to him in the first place.


  160. jojo ®:

    Oh, and for this restaurant that's happening, can I be designer? If not, I'll be the bar back.


  161. Pomai:

    HiFlyer did you get ralphs number that I sent you?


  162. A-House:

    northshorefan:

    I got "pots & pans" - mess Sgt at Fort Devens, when I was between classes, said I was the best he had ever seen and wanted the school to change my orders so he could have me wash all the pots an pans until he left for his next assignment - told him , "Sarge, I gotts to go class, finish ASAP cause I going to OCS."


  163. HiFlyer:

    jojo- barback, you sure about that?


  164. A-House:

    Maybe, MasaBoy would consider a chefs position as I hear tell he is an awesome cook and his sauses are simply blissful (per customers).


  165. Committed Road Warrior:

    Kazz #156:

    Are the ice hockey games being played at GM Place or Pacific Coliseum? That might tactfully explain the use of NHL-sized rink versus the international regulation sized one for ice hockey games.


  166. HiFlyer:

    Pomai - yup, got you, Ralph, Slugger, Kekoa and Kazz.
    will met you folks around 12:45 infront of the box office.


  167. Manoa Mist:

    Re: #131
    Who's willing to come coach Hawaii BB? I'm hearing Reggie Theus - he's still being paid by the NBA, so doesn't need a lot of dough right now. Have always admired Reggie T.
    And got to hand it to Stephen Tsai. He laughs and makes jokes in the face of danger. He's Cool Hand Luke. James Bond. Somehow I think our blog host will be fine no matter what happens.
    I mean, with all the Tsaikos, is there a more popular reporter in Hawaii than Bruce Li?


  168. anonymous:

    most viewed stories on HA web site?

    #1. Ex-SeaWorld trainer says rules were broken before orca attack
    #2. Bulletin owner buys Advertiser

    personally if that was me working at the HA today and I saw that "the orca attack" had more hits than the "bulletin buying the advertiser" it would put a smile on my face..


  169. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Currently, there are no women sitting on the Board of Regents. I suspect that this may wind up being a significant factor in the selection process both for the planned vacancies as well as the one created by the impending resignation of the East Haai`i Regent.

    The Governor will pick one individual from the list of candidates for each open seat and then send their names to the State Senate for the actual confirmation process.

    The public hearing will be conducted by the Senate Committee on Higher Education chaired by Senator Jill Tokuda, District 24/Kane`ohe-Kailua. She is my State Senator and just gave birth to her second child about three weeks ago.

    After the Committee makes its recommendations to the full Senate, there will be a vote. The three new Regents will be sworn into office at the beginning of the new term which begins July 1, 2010.

    The replacement for the Big Island seat will sworn into office as soon as possible following the confirmation process.

    If you want to support Jett Jasper, then I urge you to send a letter (preferred) or an e-mail to the Governor. Be sure to include your complete legal contact information. She will be making her choices by the end of March, but it may be much earlier than that so don't dilly-dally.

    Congrats Wahine - let's shoot for another win this evening for them plus for the Basebows and the Raindow Warriors.

    Off to bed to try to clear up my eyes from the dilation prodess. No good news to report.


  170. Stephen Tsai:

    Manoa Mist:
    Hey, I actually heard that name surface, too.


  171. Stephen Tsai:

    Interesting dilemma for Jett:
    Is he in favor of student fees, because it would help UH sports?
    Or is he opposed because, as a walk-on, he would have to pay them?


  172. NorthShoreFan:

    Unkanesson..
    Emerging technology is one thing but competition beween companies/corporations is another. Technology does improve efficiency but is it meant to create monopolies? Like I stated before, how often do you see one publication offer differing points of view from the same staff on the same subject? Me thinks we progress and get new ideas because we are open to different ideas and points of view and have different outlets to disseminate info. I just hope this all works out not just for the employees but for our state. I no like be like some other countries where there are only one media source.
    The conference looks like and interesting one and the timing is so perfect,.. no?


  173. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Mis-read the outcome of the Oregon softball game. Bad Eye!! Bad Eye!!!

    Be sure to let Protecter know where you're sitting so he can join you tomorrow afternoon. I doubt seriously if the ushes will object to an additional person sneaking into your section.


  174. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Hope the new Tsa-ko restaurant features great desserts and a major salad bar.


  175. duffer:

    Hey,

    Can I run the illegal gambling games in the back room of the bar?

    Just joking guys!!!!!!!


  176. NorthShoreFan:

    A-House..if St wants to get going with his "dream" of a bar/restaurant, seems to me he has staff building up each minute here. Mess Sgt., cooks, cleaners, pr people, blog masters etc....
    Shall we start booking events?..LOL!


  177. A-House:

    NorhtShoreFan:

    Why not?

    also hear that MasaBoy is a darn good pastry chef!


  178. No Hitter:

    Give Me Sunday's Best!


  179. Pomai:

    #171

    Wouldn't all students have to pay them even those on scholarship, or would that be included in the scholarship?


  180. NorthShoreFan:

    Duffer...we neva read dat but....10% fo da house?...
    ST... you "reading"? keep da options open....


  181. Pomai:

    Looks like most of the positions for ST's new bar/restaurant are pretty much covered, that is except the one that I want, an that is chief taste tester!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey it's a hard job but somebody's got to do it........


  182. NorthShoreFan:

    A-House...design the business plan, get investors (all who will be potential employees, so everybody work hard), look fo one place (gotta be big enough to fit all da Tsai-ko's) ... the possibilities are endless!...


  183. NorthShoreFan:

    Pomai...all positions will need multiple persons. Experience tells me that sometimes good fun places like dis, next day some employees no can come work!
    Of course the Chefe Taste Tester is most critical and will need many differing taste buds to develop one really great menu!


  184. Slugger:

    I ran the kitchen in a SF bar for a month ... don't want to do that again. I'll be a patron. Hard to find good BBQ in Hawai'i...

    W-Doc,

    What was the outcome from the Stadium-swap meet issue? Sorry, I didn't make it.


  185. NorthShoreFan:

    Slugger.. I know what you mean...had some bad experiences as a barkeep but made some good friends too. It's all about people good ones and bad ones..


  186. Kazz:

    Speaking of headlines… I remember when that girl was killed by that huge boulder that fell into her room years ago.

    The Bulletin's sympathetic… or should I say, "PATHETIC" headline read: "BOULDERDASH!!!"

    Yeah… real funny… :roll:


  187. (Jesse)James:

    Just stopped by....but the talk of opening a Tsaiko Sports Bar/Restaurant is intriguing....I bet it could work...and I am being totally serious.


  188. Pomai:

    W-Doc, draft letter to the Governor for recommending Jett Jasper and send it by email to all Tsaikos, who in turn send on to the Governor under their name. Not all of us can use da smanshi kind wordings.


  189. BG:

    A-House! Somebody showing age again! No can call "mess sergeants" anymore...they get all huhu if not addressed as "dining facility managers" hehehe


  190. LizKauai \m/:

    Have A Cow!
    I shall donate my yummy kalbi marinade recipe- we all know that Korean BBQ plates (ribs and chx) are the the fave of some of our most prominent Warrior FB Alumni!


  191. Pomai:

    One other thing is will Mr. Black an company still be a UH Platinum sponsor ??


  192. jm2375:

    re: Have a Cow BBQ - I'll be back in the office, "cooking" the books and helping Stretch make sure we're marketing to the right people. :D In a pinch, I could help with desserts.


  193. jm2375:

    SteveM - what would pride.'s preferred employment position be?


  194. BigIslandkurt:

    Goood aftanoon DPK. :)

    BIK


  195. NorthShoreFan:

    JJ...times like this, people look for distractions, it's been studied and found to be true...so,.. yes a venue like this can work but need to be crafted well and it looks like got some talented Tsai-ko's who can be potential investors and employees and customers!..
    From "dining facilities managers" to "sanitation engineers" seems like got lots of talent out there in Tsai-ko land. We could even have lobbyist to get some laws passed to help out with the operations..like exempt from liquor laws so can open 24/7..(joking)..
    Got some Tsai-kos' going for MBA right now so got one potential COO...chefs, pastry chefs, barkeeps, "beastly" father and son "client managment" personnel, resident karaoke maestro, "burn pit" honchos, unlimited amount of beverage experts, like I said..possibilites are endless!..oh one more..gotta find one sushi guy..


  196. SteveM:

    Salad? Who know how to cook BBQ salad? :?

    jm2375 -- Pride. helps run the karaoke system (and sing whenever he wants). He is in charge of the mikes. Nobody gets the mike unless he hands it to you....heheheh. But if he hands it to you, you gotta sing...he's already not given it to me :(

    This way, no fights and no need bother homey the bouncer....


  197. curveball:

    I know how to tend bar.......


  198. d1島:

    Ok, try wait....

    who going "mind the store" on Saturday afternoon/nights from September thru November?


  199. NorthShoreFan:

    Wow!..what a response!...all this talent coming out from the blog! Me thinks no need go to too far to find Tsi-ko employees fo dis bar/restaurant!


  200. NorthShoreFan:

    correction....Tsai-ko


  201. (Jesse)James:

    NSF...for some of us #199 was correct....right Gramps???? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA


  202. Manoa:

    Today's statement by the principal owner of the Star Bulleting, Mr. Black, makes it clear what will happen. He does not even mention the possibility of selling the Star Bulletin (This may simply be like a "legal notice" offer for sale to satisfy antitrust concerns). He said he wants to combine the two papers into one and that there is really only room for one. Although, he wants to maintain separate editorial staff and positions.


  203. NorthShoreFan:

    d1..skeleton crew..Tsai-ko band after da game at the bar, going be pack house and open all night with the liquor exemption..afta in da morning serve miso soup, portagee bean soup, kim chee soup, three different chowders, saimin, pho....oh..wait..gotta make one "crash room" fo da ones no can go home..neva mind, just let um sleep on da floor...


  204. whitey:

    ST, how many peanut butter mochi do you need??? Can do, but need to know how many. I no think get chocolate, but could be mistaken.


  205. whitey:

    I assume it is for tomorrow. Will you be joining us after the game???


  206. d1島:

    NSF,

    "skeleton" and "Tsaiko" no seem to belong together ;-)


  207. al:

    #130 the maui mochi place you are probably asking about is actually a chocolate shop that discovered putting their finest chocolates in a mochi is the bomb!

    no kidding.

    maui specialty chocolates http://www.mauispecialtychocolates.com/index.html

    they make two kinds;

    one, the most popular is chocolate and peanut butter filled mochi
    the other is a truffled chocolate filled mochi.

    you need to order a day in advance. so hurry.

    they sell out by 1100 am. its a dollar for each mochi. expensive but worth it.


  208. whitey:

    al, but how many????


  209. NorthShoreFan:

    d1..U right!..just got to scan the Tsai-ko files and find then ones who look like skeletons...I can qualify..Midori?...her twin?...my wife..got to put her on the list..(make some points)..Mrs A-House?...anyhoo, me tinks I getting myself into trouble!?@#!


  210. Pomai:

    d1 ST of course LOL


  211. wafan:

    A-Joe and I could do the graphic design and publication work for the company -- print and a/v media. We need eye-catching graphics to help draw in the college kids. Heck, if they choose not to attend the games they can at least come to the restaurant to cheer!


  212. wafan:

    And,

    Good afternoon!!!


  213. myki:

    Good afternoon All!

    Hope you all are having a great Aloha Friday. Looking forward to another sports filled weekend. Hope to see many of you tonight at the
    SSC.

    Please "give me Sunday's best"


  214. al:

    st, no worry. uncle whitey going take care of you.
    das why i call him the real mayor of maui.

    if he no can den his lieutenant gone take care for you. that would be the duffer.


  215. al:

    oh, oh, me too.

    Please "give me Sunday's best"


  216. al:

    myki....didn't you just go on a cruise?


  217. SteveM:

    Rounding out the description of Have a Cow BBQ...

    Adjacent to the main dining/lounge area with 25' stage... (hey--it is mostly upholstered bench seating like Genji's--so no sleeping on the floor)... is the outdoor patio. The patio is called "Tailgate Patio" or similar and is managed by BG and Kazz. Koakane has his own hammock and locked storage closet for any left over "commissions".

    But on the stage, we hope to have d1島, esme, Liz, las vegas, RK, Russ and other Tsingers performing regularly. Yup, get plenty talent, we just don't get them all assembled often. :)

    Since the real estate requirements are growing, maybe we should ask KymryKauai...


  218. NorthShoreFan:

    SteveM..no sleeping on da floor..awwww.... back in the day, used to be my favorite place to recuperate!...LOL!
    Ho..da plan coming together!...

    Oh no foget..to have da "Lion" of da karaoke perform too ...once in a while...


  219. al:

    no forget who the gm will be.


  220. jm2375:

    Sorry guys, won't be going to the game tonight. Will try to go to the next home game in 3 weeks?!!!


  221. wafan:

    Kymry's "H" cookies should also be sold in "Warrior Winners". A nice little shop specializing in UH related merchandise where a portion of the profits go directly to the UH athletic coffers. Imagine the sales of A-Joe's T-shirts, hats, tents, umbrellas, socks, WAT (Warrior Attack Towels), etc.


  222. d1島:

    Let's Go BaseBows!


  223. Ralph:

    Correction:
    UH 3 runs, 9 hits, 10 Ks; Oregon 4 runs, 11 hits, 2 Ks. UH left 10 on base. too many opportunities, too many Ks.

    early season adjustments for the hitters, hopefully by the WAC season they will hit more consistently, a higher BA with players in scoring position, with player on base, and with 2 outs. Three UH players had Ks in 2 or 3 AB-Iwata, Puu Warren and Yoshikawa.

    Teams in the tournament UH played in the Louisville Classic: Utah is 0-3, UNLV 1-1, Stanford 1-1. Stanford playing LBST, and Fullerton will be playing this evening.


  224. RainbowCliff:

    Kona Glory To God: You don't know me and I certainly don't know you BUT you need to get off of this sensitivty trip and not judge me with your ridiculous comments. I don't write to BRAG as you certainly take it that way ALL I do is speak the truth of what is going on with WHY many former mainland athletes do not get involve with UH athletics.

    I don't have any anger or grudges HECK I am doing fine and when I say I go out and play against LA Competition it's not for bragging rights for merely PRIDE that I still can play and enjoy athletics to the HIGHEST at the young age of 51.

    Your not GOD so when I use him at any time I certainly don't need you to judge my spiritual life and question how I use his words towards anyone as you seem to think you are "holier-then-thou" as I don't claim that title as my work and deeds speak for itself.

    As Far as Bob Nash is concern I can care less what happens to his Coaching position as obvious you are his FAN and I don't have any anger or hostility towards him as his own buddies Fab 5 bunch back stabs his coaching abilities from a reliable bow who was sitting right next to them when they got blown by a Cal Poly Technical Team. If he stays he stays if he is release he is release "WELCOME" to College Athletics as it is a win win business and obvious the team and him has not done that with poor play and no fire or desire !

    Lastly, I support because I want to NOT to brag but a "PRIDE" feeling that I can support a lot of Hawaii causes because of what they did for me by supporting me through good and bad times as a former bow. I am too HAPPY in life to listen to your nonsense as I don't have hate but nothing but love, peace and happiness SO before you go attacking me know what you are talking about as you never had met me as MANY on this blog have and they know what I am about NOT the perception that you want to tell me or imply.

    You live in Hawaii and have to see good or bad athletics as I am on the mainland Kona as I see everything and have more areas to travel and a higher athletic entertainment base that you can imagine as I hope not to get in a war of words with you as I am done replying to your critical remarks towards me as I hope you WON'T reply back SIR !


  225. myki:

    Hi Al,

    The last cruise was fall of 2009. This is 2010 and time for another cruise. As I get older, I firmly believe that life is too short and one should experience as much as you can while still healthy and able.


  226. LizKauai \m/:

    COLT WATCH:

    http://vimeo.com/user3185632


  227. Garret:

    Jeff Reinbold revealed the type of cancer he has and gave a short interview to the Winnipeg Sun.

    Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Jeff Reinebold is battling cancer.

    The receivers coach at Southern Methodist University in Texas was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in his stomach earlier this month. He has already had one operation and will undergo a second procedure in the next 10 days.

    “You don’t get picked for this kind of thing unless you’re ready to handle it, so I’m like, let’s go,” Reinebold told The Sun on Friday from Texas. “That’s no false bravado, false macho stuff.

    “I’m like everybody else. The first time that you hear that word, it’s like, whoa. Because the society that we live in paints this picture of everyone who gets cancer is going to die. Well, that’s not true.”


  228. ty1hawaii:

    "Give me Sunday's best."


  229. kama krab:

    Give me Sunday's best


  230. SteveM:

    myki:
    February 26th, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    Hi Al,

    The last cruise was fall of 2009. This is 2010 and time for another cruise. As I get older, I firmly believe that life is too short and one should experience as much as you can while still healthy and able.

    Yes. The sudden and unexpected passing of two close cruising friends in the last two months punctuates this for me. It was comforting to learn my friend squeezed in one more cruise before...well, she was supposed to do a lot more when she retired. No regrets on that account.

    Speaking of cruising...

    Cruiser's Call (lunch)
    Thursday, March 4, 2010
    Genji's -- 12:00 noon

    Tom Mui is in high demand for his tips and insights in Northern Europe cruise ports and his recently completed 14 night cruise down SE Asia. He has confirmed attending.

    Everyone welcome, but note that Genji is very sleepy at lunch time. Full menu available but food service usually very slow. Plan accordingly.

    Please RSVP me if you plan to attend. I promised to let Gaye know how many if we exceed 8 (so she can make sure enough food and cooked rice is on-hand). Then she will probably draft Art to help... :)


  231. wafan:

    Long frustrating day.

    Nytal.


  232. duffer (iPhone):

    Het Stretch & PP, the kids are at the range, where are you? :-)


  233. duffer (iPhone):

    Het = Hey

    me, I'm pounding Mochi for ST.


  234. Stephen Tsai:

    I'm in the SSC.
    I can't explain it, but for a writer, one of the biggest rushes is before a sporting event.
    Of course, when I started in the biz, I used to get so nervous, I'd dry heave.


  235. Ralph:

    keilani Ricketts, sister of UH softball pitcher, won her game in relief, she is 6-2 with one save for the Oklahoma Sooners. UH will play Oklahoma tomorrow.


  236. Shannon:

    ST: I hope everything works out... however things will work themselves out. Whether you pursue your Restaurant owner/Fast Food drive Thru/Long Distance aspirations, I wish you the best! But personally, I hope you stick to what you do best: Bugging the UH Athletics Dept and all of the student athletes, in order to give us, the fans, the juicy information we crave... Much Aloha's to all of the Advertiser Ohana!


  237. duffer (iPhone):

    UH would hire ST in some capacity n


  238. Ralph:

    Hawaii vs Oklahoma on gametracker at 1030 am pacific time, followed by UH vs Arizona at 1 pm PST on gametracker.


  239. Ralph:

    how's this: Stephen Tsai UH Compliance Officer. No eligibillity issues ever again, the buck stop at Tsai foot print.


  240. duffer (iPhone):

    Hey Ralph
    I was thinking along the line of the music department.

    But seriously I think ST would be a GREAT journalism instructor. Who else to teach the youths.


  241. Ralph:

    Duffer Tsai already teaches in the community college system. He even buys them snacks for attending classes.


  242. Garret:

    The Dallas Morning News had an update on Jeff Reinebold.

    Anyone who's run across SMU wide receivers coach Jeff Reinebold knows he's one of the most energetic and spirited people you'll ever meet. They also know Reinebold loves to surf.

    It was while surfing in Hawaii during the Mustangs' bowl trip last December that Reinebold said he "rubbed a little thing raw" on his stomach, and the irritation never healed. Reinebold said he gets a yearly physical in February when recruiting season is over, and his doctor decided to remove the lesion. It turned out to be malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer.

    We're told all the time that having a positive attitude is one of the keys to battling cancer. If so, then Reinebold is well-armed for the battle ahead.

    Reinebold, 52, said he will have more surgery because, as he said, "It's a burrowing cancer. It's one of the more difficult ones if they don't get it in time."


  243. postmanke:

    Played golf today with fella who coaches a team in the USA top 25. sending 11 players to Div 1 schools from last years team - says many more young recruits coming up.. apparently he and coach Aranda go back and he still runs Aranda's blitz packages. hasn't been in contact with Aranda and kept saying "no shit" when i told him he got promoted to coordinator. Says he will call him and make contact. - hopefully we'll see more top prospects from the phoenix area


  244. Stevenson:

    Mr. Black has owned the SB for 9 years and with that has developed a working relationship with many of the SB staffers. As a coach who is a new hire, he/she will select the people who he/she will feel most comfortable with including experience and LOYALTY to help he/she succeed. With that being said, do you think Mr. Black is going to not give first preference of jobs at the new paper to his current SB employees. If I'm at The Advertiser, I would really be worried. Remember, he's buying the paper not necessarily the people. And he may believe he can improve the paper with his people.


  245. Stevenson:

    Charging for online content may be the future. What if the rate to get online news was the same price of receiving the printed paper? How many people would pay that? There would definitely be a decrease in visitors to sites/blogs?


  246. postmanke:

    245 - I am more interested to know how the new ownership will adapt the organization to produce quality news content when they do go into a subscription base business model. the status quo can not expect to produce tabloid style content and expect people to pay for it.


  247. Cliffsanchezfan:

    RainbowCliff:

    February 26th, 2010 at 5:10 am
    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation, The Bows sink to the botttom of last place with NO sight of turning it around. Man all I can say is Bob really blew his opportunity of a dream job he always wanted BUT lacked the foundation of how a Head Coach has to game plan and manage the game it self. Running a 1976 Flex Offense created by Santa Clara Coach Carrol Williams was "DOOMSDAY" from the start and blaming his players for their lack of hustle, concentration and preperation for games lost leads to one thing "He was never ready to be a Head Coach as you don't blame your players, you blame yourself".

    If Bob has any PRIDE he should just resign and save some salvation to his Fab 5 name BUT I gather going out in a blaze of glory will be his swan song as he will need a "MIRACLE" for him to be retain and continue to Head Coach the Bows !

    Losing is a mental thing and it is obvious that this team "TRY" as it may be has lost it's confidence in them selves, play with no urgency and continue to spiral the basketball program down to it's lowest point of existance that I can ever remember playing and now watching the Bows after my elgibility was finish.

    The BIGGER question is who will UH bring in to salvage the program and bring back pride and respect as it will take more then 3 years to get the basketball program back to respectability as Bob with all his promises of fast break ball and all out man to man pressing defense has laid the biggest goose egg and fooled himself on his dream job being his worst nightmare.

    Well Tsaiko Nation got to go DOMINATE my athletic game in LA as Tennis is on the agenda and balling in Magic's gym after as I need to hit BIG on the forehand and pinch post on the block as Star Bulletin got me piss with their hostile take over on the HA and my Bows keep losing as I got to take it out on somebody SO LA will be taking a whooping today as rain is forecast over the weekend. Have a good morning folks as one thing for sure "it can't get any worse, can it" ?

    aloha, rainbowcliff, no doubt there was much smoke and mirrors, as much as we liked to believe in change, i doubted anyone under riley wallace could run a fast tempo offense. all of wallace's proteges knew was the azbackwards flex offense, pathetic i agree. everyone knew, but nobody wanted to say that riley set up bob to fail. riley could yell and complain but couldnt teach anything. wallace was only successful if a player had the skills coming in but he never could develop the players over time. imo, wallace was lucky to last as long as he did. the fans were overjoyed with his .500 percentage record and boring flex basketball offense. like you, i also think it would be honorable to step down so a search can begin immediately, and hoping that hawaii basketball will rebound very soon. its ironic but unlike riley who refused to step down until it was too late and forced out, bob has a chance to make amends to the current situation and do the right thing. bob, now is the time.


  248. Ralph:

    UH started off strong, but the passing and serve receive is going down hill. Hunt has to hit wisely, trying too hard to pound the ball through the block, not successful, losing precious points.


  249. Ralph:

    I saw Stretch and PP in the stands, Stretch has a green megaphone.


  250. Ralph:

    They are sitting near Hackbarth sp


  251. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Prayers for Ryan Mouton! He was feeling exhausted and junk and went to the hospital. He tweets:

    "Released fom the hospital a lil earlier..come to find out I have sickle cell trait and the altitude in colorado got the best of me"

    God Bless!


  252. LizKauai (iPhone):

    I saw Stretch, PP and Koakane on TV!


  253. LizKauai (iPhone):

    Bows WIN!!!!


  254. Ralph:

    8.8 earthquake in Chile, we'll know by noon tomorrow if a tsunami will reach Hawaii.


  255. Ralph:

    Koakane appeared wide awake...


  256. LizKauai (iPhone):

    God Bless. 8.8 earthquake in Chile. Tsunami advisory for Hawaii.


  257. Stevenson:

    Postmanke - what do you mean by tabloid-style content? SB is in a tabloid format in size but don't they produce news and not gossip?


  258. expat:

    Stevenson,

    I have subscribed to Salon ever since they went to a subscription model which was a while ago - maybe 2000 or 2001. Salon has only ever been digitally distributed, but it is an excellent "newspaper." I think they had concerns when they moved to the subscription or heavy advertising model but so far it has worked out for them.

    The Guardian has a custom iphone application as does the AP (and other news sites). There is a opportunity to create monetized content for devices like the iPad and the dozens of similar devices that will be released by everyone and their brother. I read, or at least scan through, the web versions of both the HA and SB every day. I do not subscribe to either of course since I am in Portland. I would certainly subscribe (like I do to Salon) do a well executed digital edition.

    There are no adds on Salon, for instance, for paid subscribers. It makes a difference in the experience. I wouldn't subscribe digitally if I was still bombarded with ads.

    The web version of the HA isn't terrible, but it lacks the polish of something like Salon that relies exclusively on the web for distribution. There is no reason the new HA/SB couldn't push the development of these new modes of distribution while simultaneously printing on newsprint. You have to be all in though.


  259. d1島:

    Great win for BaseBows tonight. :-)
    Kudos to the pitching staff...Sisto was very effetctive. Capaul came in with a strong setup for a great save by Linsky.

    Congrats to Almadova for his first D1 dinger to leadoff the win.


  260. d1島:

    Congratulations to the VolleyBows, too!


  261. Stevenson:

    expat - it brings up the question, which is more vital to a newspaper online business, the subscriptions or the ad revenues. Would it be better to have some subscription and more ad revenues or more subscriptions and less ad revenues.

    Interesting to note that people say print is dying, MidWeek reports nearly 485,000 readers which is about 100,000 more readers than the Sunday Advertiser according to Scarborough Research which both papers use. The SB reported a readership gain of 20% since the shift to a tabloid format. The Advertiser on the other hand reported a readership loss of 9%.


  262. d1島:

    Give me Sunday's best.
    ...but leave out the tsunami.

    Oyasumina-tsai....


  263. RainbowCliff:

    Cliffsanchezfan: MAN I just "LOVE YOU" who ever you may be. You and I are right on with the summation and you are right Wallace was fortunate to stay on as long as he did because he was arrogant to put up with as players grumble with his mean streak and that sorry flex took many running athletes out of their game BUT he did win and was better at it then his buddy Larry Little.

    As far as Bob Nash goes don't have any thing against him HELL we ran together in klum gym many times feeding him the rock for that sweet jumper he had BUT he had a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to do good as I was happy he got the job BUT like so many of his fab 5 ego personality he refuse to except any help from any bow besides his back stabbing fab 5 buddies and firing Alika Smith before the season started showed how cold he can be as Alika was young and did not deserve that type of experience as who ever he chose in his place wasn't worth a plum nickel looking at lost after lost after lost.

    What he does now is his business as he always shown a dry personality BUT the pudding is in the cake with sad attendance, no faith from many local fans and he is getting torn apart from bloggers who blog after every Advertiser story of another lost with his so call star player Flemming with his gold adidas shoes not team shoes but GOLD shoes !

    Can't really understand it as he had NBA background, playing overseas in Switzerland I do believe and over 20 years being and assistant to the only head basketball job he ever wanted and after 3 years he is over 20 games under 500 in the lost column MAN it is so sad as I really wanted him to do well since knowing of him and playing with and against as he is a good guy and professional gentlemen.

    Breaks my heart to see him go out like this BUT you got to show promise and unfortunatly their is no promise with his team or him as a head coach as the losses has been "BRUTAL" !

    Cliffsanchezfan MAHALO bra always a pleasure and one day we must meet as all the beer, liquor or wine you can drink is ON ME !


  264. yikes:

    lurking...tinking...me smells setup...someone need one friend...someone need fo let it go...someone neva go english class wen was in school...patetic...really...yikes!


  265. whitey:

    Tsunami watch for Hawaii. Hopefully it will not generate, otherwise our day at the links with sum of the Tsaikos will be cancelled. Along with that, Kahului Airport is in the tsunami zone, so hopefully nothing happens. Would definitely affect the vb game on Maui.


  266. Slugger:

    We still contesting tickets?

    Give me Sunday's best.

    But I digress...

    Gotta catch up on my reading. Just got back from the opera.


  267. Ralph:

    we have opera in Hawaii?


  268. chawan_cut:

    be safe with the tsunami if it does happen.


  269. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    If there is a tsunami, those of us on the south and east-faing shores are in for a big hit. Remember, a T gets stronger as it crosses the ocean without hitting anything along the way.

    One of the few benefits of having a Bad Eye!!! is being able to trade in our upper-level seats for courtside seats. Sat in row 2 right behind Jim Donovan & his family and within spitball range of Stephen. Didn't actually do it.

    Great victory for the men's volleyball team tonight. BYU is by far the most physical team I've ever seen. I wonder why some of the Big and Wide Guys aren't playing basketball or even football.

    FYI: I grew up in the restaurant business and ran one of my own in Kailua-Kona for a couple of years. I think it was Career #7. Did everything from buy fish at 5:30 am down at the docks to tending bar to doing all the desserts. Would I do it again? Probably not now, but I learned more then than I did in the 23 years I spent full and part-time in school.

    Slugger: The Stadium Authority has reconfirmed its current policy about not having any swap meets on Football Saturdays. The Chair called me earlier today in response to my inqquiry call yesterday. I thanked him for the vote.

    I have one ticket available for next Thursday's baseball game against Citadel. DrDoc has a meeting to attend.

    There will be a baseball/volleyball conflict on March 19 and 20. We'll go to one on the 19th and the other on the 20th so there will be two sets of two tickets available for anyone who wants them.

    Please e-mail swood at hoku dot com if you'd like a ticket or two.

    Time to go to bed - tomorrow's a hugely busy day for both of us. Sleep well.

    .


  270. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    If there is a tsunami, those of us on the south and east-faing shores are in for a big hit. Remember, a T gets stronger as it crosses the ocean without hitting anything along the way.

    One of the few benefits of having a Bad Eye!!! is being able to trade in our upper-level seats for courtside seats. Sat in row 2 right behind Jim Donovan & his family and within spitball range of Stephen. Didn't actually do it.

    Great victory for the men's volleyball team tonight. BYU is by far the most physical team I've ever seen. I wonder why some of the Big and Wide Guys aren't playing basketball or even football.

    FYI: I grew up in the restaurant business and ran one of my own in Kailua-Kona for a couple of years. I think it was Career #7. Did everything from buy fish at 5:30 am down at the docks to tending bar to doing all the desserts. Would I do it again? Probably not now, but I learned more then than I did in the 23 years I spent full and part-time in school.

    Slugger: The Stadium Authority has reconfirmed its current policy about not having any swap meets on Football Saturdays. The Chair called me earlier today in response to my inqquiry call yesterday. I thanked him for the vote.

    I have one ticket available for next Thursday's baseball game against Citadel. DrDoc has a meeting to attend.

    There will be a baseball/volleyball conflict on March 19 and 20. We'll go to one on the 19th and the other on the 20th so there will be two sets of two tickets available for anyone who wants them.

    Please e-mail swood at hoku dot com if you'd like a ticket or two.

    Time to go to bed - tomorrow's a hugely busy day for both of us. Sleep well.

    .


  271. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Aarrrghhh a double post. Stephen, please eliminate one of them.


  272. bighilofan2:

    howzit Tsaikos.

    May 22, 1960, the Chile 9.5 quake generated big tsunami in Chile, near where today's 8.8 quake was. took out Hilo town too. and we're supposed to repair canoes tomorrow, flying in warrior beat blogger MP to help us out. afraid he coming onna wrong day.

    no matter. we can grind. gonna check the latest forecasts early am to see if its a pack and run, or game on. just love the foaming and merciless sea, when lives not in danger.

    nitey night folks.


  273. Slugger:

    W-Doc,

    Thanks for the word from the Stadium Authority. The 6 pm news showed a clip of the swap meet vendors side & JD, but they didn't say how the vote went. Glad to hear that UH will have a clear parking lot before games. Sorry for the swap meet vendors, but the stadium was built for sporting events first & foremost. Alternative swap meet days would make up for their lost revenue, if they extended their Sunday (weekend) hours. Maybe they should have a Friday swap meet...do the high schools play on Friday?

    BHF2,

    Will you be putting your name in the hat?

    Ralph,

    The Hawaii Opera Theatre has been in existance for 50 years. It's their anniversary year this year. Last opera of the season is this weekend, La Boheme, musical soap opera of its day. See ya tomorrow at Murikami.

    GO BOWS!!!


  274. Slugger:

    W-Doc,

    I single-handedly ran the kitchen in a bar when I lived in SF. I only did it for a month, but it was 60 hour work-weeks. Don't think I want to own or run a restaurant. Even with free beer, it wasn't worth it.

    I might take you up on a couple of your tickets. Gotta check my calendar. Thanks.


  275. Ralph:

    Tsunami warning- turn on your tv and radio by 7 am, if it is huge, you got to get out of the tsunami zones, and the time line is 11:19 am. Right now, predicted small waves but that can change. Pacific Tsunami warning center changed status from watch to alert, so, BigHilo, get your okole out of the way, find an elevation of 50 ft or more.


  276. Anfield:

    Give me Sunday's best.


  277. spamworld:

    ST
    Dont worry you are not the only one who doesnt know anything.
    No one but SB and THA execs know anything. And from what I know, no one is talking. I don't think many middle and lower managers knew anything. Amazingly it was kept secret.

    BTW, I know u are not happy with terms of the current contract. I am not either. We all appreciate the efforts you and all the writers made. The deal about making or not making money is kind of a truth or dare game played by the participants. The concessions where an unhappy result of getting caught with "truth"


  278. chawan_cut:

    this could get bad if it hits. be safe everyone!


  279. SteveM:

    Excerpts from...
    http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/messages/hawaii/2010/hawaii.2010.02.27.114829.txt

    BULLETIN
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 7
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    148 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010

    TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING SUPPLEMENT

    A TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

    ....[deletions]

    A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

    ....[deletions]

    THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

    1119 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

    MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.


  280. rasu begasu:

    be safe everyone.
    just in case, if the water draws back into the ocean, don't run out to pick up the fish and he'e.
    you know who you are.


  281. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Thanks SteveM. Nothing to sneeze at. Even tho I am just outside of the T-area, I have my evac bags packed and important papers, meds, food, water are secured in my vehicles. We are ready to move up the hill if need be.

    THIS IS NOT A DRILL...take care errybody, and keep each other in the loop!


  282. SteveM:

    BULLETIN
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 8
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    250 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010

    No changes. ETA is still 1119 (11:19 AM) HST.


  283. SteveM:

    Good prep Kekoa, although if the water reaches you, we are all in really really big trouble. It'll be so bad that you, BG, A-House, and I might get called up.

    I expect Bulla and pride. are awake and very busy right now. Curveball is heading out to sea around now I'm guessing. I can sympathize-- and feel the adrenaline rush of an emergency call up on the waterfront. that's the Coastie in me, but that was a few hash marks ago.

    Let's hope for the best...like maybe a 1 foot rise in the Ala Wai level. But we remember Hilo Bay too...


  284. SteveM:

    BULLETIN
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 9
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    347 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010

    No changes from previous warning. ETA remains 1119 HST

    Going to sleep now. Take care everyone!


  285. whitey:

    Good morning Tsaikos. I just got a call and it looks like the tsunami will hit as predicted. The sirens are scheduled to go off around 6 am this morning on Maui, but hope it does not. For those who are in the tsunami zone, be prepared to evacuate.


  286. whitey:

    I am still hoping the tsunami does not hit Hawaii, but like bhf2 said, the last one in Chile wiped out Hilo and this one looks similar.


  287. whitey:

    duffer, if the sirens go off at 6:00 am, we will need to cancel our tsaiko golf.


  288. duffer:

    Yeah, gotta go into work


  289. Garret:

    I hope that everyone in Hawaii is safe from the possible tsunami. It sounds like the tsunami will not damage the west coast or Alaska, but Hawaii could get hit badly.


  290. tommui:

    Everyone keep dry! Best wishes to all those in the low-laying areas.

    I got an excuse for being up so early (jet-lag) but all you other guys - don't you ever sleep? I can understand people like Whitely and Duffer polishing their clubs for their "big" game today but really ...

    Re:#230... I didn't know I was in high demand for my tips ...wish people felt that way when I was practicing...

    ST - best wishes!


  291. Bulla:

    ALOHA TSAIKOS,

    Sirens to go off at 6 am; road closures at 10 am.

    Wave hts. projected:

    Hilo 14'
    Kahului 9'
    Honolulu 3.5'

    THIS IS NOT A DRILL


  292. Bulla:

    bhf2

    brother, get ready, you guys are going to get the brunt of it :(

    prayers for our entire state.


  293. whitey:

    this one has tremendous potential to do some damages and because none has hit in over 2 generations, we may see people doing stupid things like going to the beach to watch for the waves.


  294. Mauimon:

    I live down in Kihei and people are starting to move. I think no volleyball today. Kahului airport is in tsunami zone.


  295. whitey:

    bulla, it looks like it is going to hit Hawaii, so hopefully everyone takes the necessary precautions.


  296. whitey:

    Mauimom, if you live below the old kihei road, be sure to evacuate even tho it may hit the north shore, don't take chances.


  297. whitey:

    lots of cars going up and down the hill by my house, so am glad to see many are getting the word about the tsunami.


  298. whitey:

    predicted tsunami will hit around 11 am.


  299. whitey:

    bhf2, no heroics in hilo, just get out to safety. i remember the last one from chile and what it did to hilo and maui.


  300. Bulla:

    THIS IS NOT A DRILL

    The sirens are going to go off in 2 minutes. Listen to the Civil Defense Advisory


  301. whitey:

    #300, but wished we would be talking about sports instead of a disaster.


  302. whitey:

    bulla, know that you will have to go to work to make sure everyone is safely evacuated and you take care my friend.


  303. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Still prepared for the worse here on da Wessai. Got my rubber ducky ready to deploy. Emergency Cans of Spam are pre-positioned in secret stash spots along the trail to higher ground.

    Watching cars begining to head up Makakilo hill. Most of my neighbors have already buttoned up and left the 'hood.


  304. wafan:

    Good morning!


  305. whitey:

    kekoa, you take care.


  306. wafan:

    Sure hope everyone takes the tsunami warning seriously!!! Especially those who live near the coast line. Remember how waves behave -- they do wrap themselves around to the opposite coast where the height of the waves could be amplified.


  307. whitey:

    there goes the sirens. i can see people who were sleeping going "what the hell!!!!!". This is good cause people getting ample notice to get to safety.


  308. Bulla:

    whitey,
    been on alert since 2100 hrs last night, got back to the office at 0300 hours. all is well, gas stations and stores are nutz right now according to all reports


  309. βρεω808:

    Take care Tsaikos.....


  310. whitey:

    bulla, they don't have to panic, but i can see why cause most that are here now have never seen a tsunami and have no idea except for what they saw on tv. traffic by my house is much, much more than on a regular day.


  311. whitey:

    I can see that not only the traffic problem this morning, but the airport is going to be a zoo. Duffer is at work at the airport and has a new title, zoo keeper.


  312. anonymous:

    Good Morning. Praying that it doesn't happen. Gas stations, Safeway-Enchanted Lakes were full. Driving across the Pali cars were lined up off to the side near the tunnel. And at the look out areas. Hearing all the alerts on the radio and seeing people evacuating makes it appreciative that I can turn to this blog and feel comforted at this time. Prayers go out to everyone.


  313. whitey:

    ST, the chocolate shop that makes the mochi will probably be closed as it is in the tsunami zone. War Memorial Gym is not, but the airport is and when it hits, runway will be under water.


  314. Kekoa (iPhone):

    Ok gang...signing off from the ceded lands. Time to get outta the innundation area. (fancy kine name, yeah?)

    I'll check back when we get to high ground.


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  316. whitey:

    to our Tsaikos who are in the tsunami zone, please take all necessary precautions and be safe.


  317. 702WarriorFan:

    Tsaikos
    Stay safe and don't take any chances......
    Hope you all have adequate supplies.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone checking back in to say all OK!
    Prayers to all in the State! You too whitey- anything projected for your island?
    Hope Kauai and Big Island taking care too.


  318. Mauimon:

    any info on UH volleyball game tonite on Maui.


  319. RainbowCliff:

    Hawaii Tsaikos PLEASE take care and hope all of you get through this Tsunami prediction. Can't believe what is happening to you good folks of Tsaiko Nation, first the Advertiser being sold from your rival losing Star Bulletin then I wake up and now you got Tsunami to hit you in the next 4 hours MAN things are coming at you folks in such bad and critical times as my prayers are with each and everyone of you.

    Never been through one but I've seen the damage it could do and how BIG the waves can get and devour a whole area underwater. Be safe everyone and God be with all of you and the Islands of Hawaii !


  320. wafan:

    Better to be safe.

    Head for the hills . . . or at least higher ground.


  321. LizKauai [iMac] \m/:

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Kauai early warning system WORKS! Cell phone, text and emails were received well in advance of the sirens.

    LizKauai house is open to all low-lying folks needing a place to hang while we wait. Ayyam-i-Ha cookie-making is the order of the day!


  322. rasu begasu:

    Leave early for high ground Tsaiko Nation
    Prayers for your safety and gas up your car if you can


  323. LizKauai [iMac] \m/:

    Special thoughts and prayers to those in charge of protecting others and those heading out to sea to protect the ships/boats.


  324. βρεω808:

    Tsaiko's - Don't forget to charge all your "toys".... just in case.


  325. Slugger:

    Hope all who need to move up have done so already. Stay safe, friends. Mahalo to those like Bulla keeping people safe.

    My great grandfather's pool hall in Hilo was wiped out in the 1946 tsunami.

    I need a nap...


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