Yearly Archives: 2007

Ex-Air Force man pleads guilty to child porn Updated at 6:20 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2007 Ex-Hawaii resident pleads guilty to child porn Advertiser Staff A former Hawai’i resident today pleaded guilty in Maryland to federal charges of possessing child pornography and could be sentenced to 10 years in prison. Gregory D. Corbitt, 39, of Glen Burnie, Md., was found in possession… Read more »

Soldier held in alleged dorm thefts

Soldier held in alleged dorm thefts By Gene Park An Army specialist about to be deployed to Iraq went into the University of Hawaii dormitories Sunday and allegedly pilfered panties and an iPod, police said. Spc. Mark Heath, 20, was charged Monday night with first-degree burglary and unauthorized entry into a dwelling. He was… Read more »

The Critical Networks Are Social – Not Electronic

The Project Kai e’e / UARC scandal at the University of Hawai’i was all about network centric warfare technology research, testing and development and the use of a public university as the front to channel congressionally earmarked funds to defense contractors conducting their programs at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua’i.  This article is… Read more »

Stryker soldier charged with UH dorm break-in

Army man charged with UH dorm break-in By Rod Ohira Advertiser Staff Writer A 20-year-old man assigned to the Army’s Stryker brigade at Schofield charged in connection with Sunday’s alleged break-in at a University of Hawai’i at Manoa dorm room was in possession of stolen property, which included women’s underwear and an iPod, according to… Read more »

War and Peace: The challenges of staging modern-day makahiki celebrations on military lands

WAR AND PEACE The challenges of staging modern-day makahiki celebrations on military lands By Lisa Asato Publications Editor Twenty-first century makahiki festivals encounter modern-day challenges, such as coordinating with the military for access and trying to stay true to tradition, but festival organizers at a recent panel discussion said they are undeterred and continue to… Read more »

Drawing Battle Lines: Hawaiians on both sides testify at Stryker hearings

Drawing Battle Lines Hawaiians on both sides testify at Stryker hearings By lisa Asato Publications Editor The Army wrapped up five public hearings in Hawai‘i last month on its proposal to permanently base the Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Hawai‘i, Alaska or Colorado. The hearings were the result of a ruling last year by the… Read more »

Conrow: Pumping up PMRF

Pumping up PMRF Kaua’i is being taken by air, land and sea by Joan Conrow / 10-31-07 Surrounded by security fences, with armed guards at the gates, the high-tech enclave of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) stands in sharp contrast to the largely deserted beaches and agricultural fields that surround it on Kaua‘i’s rural westside…. Read more »

UH-Navy Corruption Flies Under the Radar

Under the Radar On September 27, 2007, the University of Hawai‘i (UH) Board of Regents approved a new contract for a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), a classified Navy-sponsored research center at the University of Hawai‘i (UH). The UARC resurfaced two years after a coalition of students, faculty and community allies occupied the UH President’s… Read more »

Stryker brigade expansion will force realignment of Saddle Road

Posted on: Monday, October 15, 2007 Hawaii Saddle Road faces realignment By Eloise Aguiar Advertiser Staff Writer The state must realign a part of its Saddle Road highway improvement project after the Army acquired 24,000 acres of land near Pohakuloa Training Area that sits on part of the newly aligned highway. The $220 million Big… Read more »

Superferry Unstoppable?

UNSTOPPABLE Joan Conrow Oct 10, 2007 As the Hawai’i Superferry navigates the Islands’ choppy judicial waters, some of the core issues surrounding its operations have been submerged in a rising debate over the vessel’s pros and cons. Rep. Hermina Morita (D-14th) is trying to dredge them up again with a formal complaint asking the state… Read more »