Thursday
Jan222009

Fixing Sewer Pipes Should Remain the Priority

I am disappointed, but not surprised, by the EPA’s recent decision to not renew waivers, which have for years exempted the city’s Sand Island and Honouliuli wastewater treatment plants from full secondary treatment requirements. The decision followed tentative denials of the variances in 2007, and it is subject to further review and appeal.

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Thursday
Jan222009

Bone Grafting: The Foundation for Esthetics in Dental Implants

The Wisdom Tooth

Wouldn’t it be great if, when you needed a body part or an organ, you could go to the doctor to grow it? Does that sound like a show on the Sci-Fi channel? Well, it’s science non-fiction when it comes to growing bone in your jaw and elsewhere. And for patients with otherwise limited options in having dental implants and the ability to chew, it may seem too good to be true.

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Thursday
Jan222009

Sparkles

The Artpart

“Teach me how to draw sparkles!” rang out from the youngsters struck by the doodles they spied. While the nieces compared coloring books and colorings inside the lines, Auntie just doodled. Now, regardless of possible overgenerous doodle assessment, Auntie was perfectly happy to be decreed The Sparkles Authority.

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Friday
Jan092009

Do Rail Properly

Djou on Politics

Rail is going to happen in Honolulu. I have long contended that a rail system will be prohibitively expensive for Oahu families, but the vote this past November settled the issue. Although I disagree with the result, I respect the verdict of the voters. Even if the question over should Honolulu do rail is now settled, the question over how rail gets done still leaves much to be resolved.

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Friday
Jan092009

D-Day Is Coming! (Digital, That Is)

Hawaii Kai Computer Guy

The holiday season has passed and many of you were gifted with new high-definition television sets. Great! But, do you understand enough about your new display to really benefit? As we look forward into 2009, January 15th is going to be an important date in Hawaii history. It's D-day for broadcasters to turn off their analog broadcasts and finally switch to an all-digital signal.

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Friday
Jan092009

Think Big in the New Year

The Wisdom Tooth

Happy New Year 2009! Can you believe it's already the New Year? While we are all getting used to writing 2009 on our checks, I do need to ask you a serious question: How are you progressing with your New Year's resolutions? Did you set many resolutions? Are you able to stick to them so far?

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Monday
Dec152008

Season’s Greetings and an update on rail transit

Mele Kalikimaka! The holiday season is now in full swing with the Honolulu City Lights display up all this month at Honolulu Hale. Our islands and our nation welcome Christmas as a joyous and uplifting reminder of the triumph of faith, hope, and love.

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Monday
Dec012008

Kawamoto Needs to Take Responsibility for His Mansions

Djou on Politics

Kahala, like many communities in Hawaii, is a wonderful place to live. Unfortunately, Kahala residents have justly been up in arms over several properties in this prestigious neighborhood purchased by Japanese billionaire tycoon Genshiro Kawamoto.

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Monday
Dec012008

Technology Holiday Gifts You Can Buy Locally

Hawaii Kai Computer Guy

Each year readers are inundated with holiday shopping lists from every angle. I also wanted to lend suggestion for the tech-savvy recipients on your list, but I am setting out to do something a little different.

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Monday
Dec012008

Celebrate the Magic of the Season

The Wisdom Tooth

Yes, I know we're all shaking our heads saying, "Where did 2008 go?" It seems that with our busy lives, careers and families, time seems to zoom by. So let's all take a moment, before the countdown of shopping days-left begins, and plan to have a magical Christmas.

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