Friday, July 31, 2009

Blustery disturbances in weather and sports: Tropical Storm Lana, UH Coach McMackin

Tropical Storm Lana is strengthening and expected to become the first hurricane in the Central Pacific this hurricane season, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Lana losing strength, expected to pass well south of Hawaii

In a comment heard 'round the sports world, University of Hawai'i football coach Greg McMackin yesterday made an admittedly "offensive" slur that not only created widespread stir but rebuke from one local gay and lesbian support group.

Greg McMackin embarked on his trip back to Hawaii yesterday trailed by a most unwelcome spotlight.

University of Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin drew sharp criticism for using a gay slur repeatedly during a Western Athletic Conference media day Thursday in Salt Lake City.

The Navy scored another missile hit off the northern coast of Kauai.The latest successful missile interception comes on the heels of continuing tensions with North Korea over its missile program.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has announced a hearing to consider the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S.1011), sponsored by Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Honolulu to clean and restore Ma'ili'ili Stream after the illegal unloading of concrete rubble, metal debris, used asphalt and other construction debris by city employees.

Jurors deciding the fate of a Hawaiian sovereignty group leader, accused of breaking into Iolani Palace, went home Thursday without a verdict. The jury will resume deliberations Friday morning.

Despite ongoing budget woes that have put the brakes on other aspects of Maui County's burgeoning public bus system, the county does have money to move forward with plans to build bus stops.

The one and only large-scale interisland shipping company, Young Brothers, announced Tuesday it would be upping the cost to send supplies throughout the 50th state, starting Saturday.

Moped owners would have to produce a valid safety inspection certificate when registering their machines under a bill aimed at distinguishing motorcycles disguised as "mopeds."

Hawaii County Council members get paid about $48,000 a year to represent their constituents, thanks to a recent 22 percent raise