Yearly Archives: 2005

Hawai’i had five internment camps for persons of Japanese ancestry

Source: Posted on: Sunday, November 27, 2005 Wartime stain in history retraced in O’ahu’s brush By Mike Gordon Advertiser Staff Writer This archival photo shows a day in the life of Japanese nationals and their children, even those youngsters who were U.S. citizens, who were incarcerated at Honouliuli after the outbreak of World War… Read more »

Ex-rape victim draws on own ordeal to fight for women’s rights

Kyodo News International, Inc. FEATURE: Ex-rape victim draws on own ordeal in pushing women’s rights TOKYO, Nov. 7 Kyodo The presence of U.S. forces in Okinawa over the years has come to mean different things to different people in the local community: for some a sense of security or status symbol, for others a source… Read more »

Costs of UARC outweigh pluses Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2005 COMMENTARY Costs of UARC outweigh pluses • Previous editorial: UARC should proceed under careful scrutiny By Karl Kim The plans to create a University Affiliated Research Center, a “contracting vehicle” for facilitating research funds from the military, may have started off as a well-intentioned effort to enhance research… Read more »

Slain soldier just re-enlisted

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Slain soldier just re-enlisted Advertiser Staff and News Reports Felicia LaDuke had just returned from a seven-month deployment to Iraq, re-enlisted for three more years and was looking forward to transferring from Schofield Barracks to Fort Bliss, Texas, when she was killed on Friday, a North Dakota paper reported…. Read more »

Authorities Say Soldier Strangled, Ran Over Ex-Girlfriend

Authorities Say Soldier Strangled, Ran Over Ex-Girlfriend Officials Say Victim, Suspect Fighting For Child’s Custody POSTED: 5:38 pm HST October 10, 2005 UPDATED: 9:34 am HST October 11, 2005 HONOLULU — Police Monday charged a 21-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier with the murder of his former girlfriend. Investigators combed the area where the body was discovered… Read more »

Police Arrest Schofield Soldier After Woman Found Dead

Police Arrest Schofield Soldier After Woman Found Dead Police Reports Indicate Victim, Suspect In Custody Battle POSTED: 10:38 pm HST October 9, 2005 UPDATED: 5:25 pm HST October 10, 2005 HONOLULU — Honolulu police arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman found dead near Kaena Point this weekend. Officials said they… Read more »

Nonstop war duty tests Marines

Nonstop war duty tests Marines By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer KANE’OHE BAY – Less than four months ago, Lt. Col. Norm Cooling and his 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines were getting ready to leave Afghanistan after a seven-month deployment. Many of the 1,000 Hawai’i Marines humped heavy loads through remote mountain valleys, camping for days… Read more »

Bill to Terminate Hawaiian Claims exempts U.S. Military

Saturday, September 17, 2005 Akaka bill revised to placate D.C. foes By Gordon Y.K. Pang Advertiser Staff Writer AKAKA AMENDMENT The changes proposed by the amendment would: Leave negotiations on claims made by Native Hawaiians against the United States and the state in the hands of a federally recognized Hawaiian governing entity. Individuals and organizations,… Read more »

Mom calls for death penalty in girl’s abuse

Sunday, July 31, 2005 Mom calls for death penalty in girl’s abuse Talia Williams’ father and stepmother both deserve that fate, her natural mother says By Debra Barayuga Tarshia Williams has a wish for the man who fathered her only child and stands accused of beating the 5-year-old girl almost daily, causing her death… Read more »

DoJ memo on the Akaka Bill seeks exemption for the military

The  Department of Justice legal memo on the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005 (Akaka Bill) includes this choice passage that helps to explain what I believe to be one of the major underlying reasons for the proposed legislation – extinguishing any Hawaiian claims that could threaten the military’s control of land in Hawai’i. Notice… Read more »