Yearly Archives: 2006

Sen. Inouye: “Stryker brigade should not be a referendum on the Iraq war”

This was a very interesting op ed from Senator Inouye. It came after the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the Federal District Court and found that the Army decision to station the Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Hawai’i without considering alternatives violated NEPA.  Inouye makes several arguments: (1) He tries to explain why… Read more »

Soldier gets life with no parole for killing fellow GI

Soldier gets life with no parole for killing fellow GI By Rosemarie Bernardo A seven-member jury sentenced Spc. Jeffery White to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering Spc. Felicia LaDuke. White showed no emotion when his sentence was announced in a courtroom yesterday at Wheeler Army Airfield. The court-martial jury… Read more »

Soldier faces life in prison for murder

Soldier faces life in prison for murder The Schofield driver is found guilty of killing the mother of his child By Rosemarie Bernardo A court-martial jury found Spc. Jeffery White guilty yesterday of premeditated murder of Spc. Felicia LaDuke on Oct. 7, 2005. White, a truck driver with the 325th Brigade Support Battalion, faces… Read more »

Hawai’i participates in the Asia-Pacific Consultation of Movements against U.S. Military Bases, Tokyo

November 25 – 28, 2006 The Asia-Pacific Consultation of Movements against U.S. Military Bases, Tokyo A significant step toward the creation of regional anti-base movement linkages On November 25-28, 2006, around fifty peace activists from the Southeast-East Asia and Pacific region in struggle against U.S. military bases gathered in Tokyo in the first subregional encounter… Read more »

Aiea overpass repairs to begin

Aiea overpass repairs to start Monday night Two westbound lanes of the H-1 freeway will be closed after 9 p.m. STAR-BULLETIN / SEPTEMBER 2006 The Aiea Heights Drive and Kaamilo Street overpasses frame a pedestrian overpass closed since Sept. 6 after it was struck by an oversize load being carried on an Army truck. Repair… Read more »

Ex-Navy man suspect in death of stepfather

Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2006 Stepson sought in fatal fire By Peter Boylan and David Waite Advertiser Staff Writers Marie Ramos, who arrived home more than two hours after the fire and learned of her husband’s death, talks with a Red Cross worker. Neighbors who had rushed over when the fire began were unable… Read more »

Court Rules that Army Stryker Brigade decision was illegal

October 2006 A Win for Hawai’i! – Court Rules that Army Stryker Brigade decision was illegal A federal appeals court ruled that the Army violated the National Environmental Policy Act by not considering alternative sites for the proposed Stryker Brigade expansion. This should halt all Stryker related projects in Hawai’i until another environmental impact statement… Read more »

America’s Africa Corps America’s Africa Corps By Jason Motlagh September 21, 2006 The United States is moving closer to setting up an Africa Command to secure the rear flank of its global “war on terrorism”, with eyes trained on vital oil reserves and lawless areas where terrorists have sought safe haven to regroup and strike against its… Read more »

Former military man sentenced to prison for sex assault of boy Man Who Sexually Assaulted Boy Sentenced To Prison Victim’s Grandfather Blasts For Problems POSTED: 3:39 pm HST September 20, 2006 HONOLULU — A man who met a teenage boy online and then sexually assaulted him was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to several crimes. Joseph Colasacco, 30, apologized to… Read more »

Locals pound kapa to enshroud ancient bones

The Molokai Dispatch published a story about a kapa-making workshop on Molokai led by Mililani Hanapi.  Terri Keko’olani was one of the participants. She is one of the claimants for burials at Mokapu, site of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay: At the Kewanui fish pond last Sunday, 44 international students learned the Hawaiian… Read more »