Monthly Archives: May 2009

More on Superferry bankruptcy

Posted on: Sunday, May 31, 2009 Hawaii Superferry files for bankruptcy Company claims it’s unable to operate here, lists debts as much as $100 million By Derrick DePledge Advertiser Government Writer Hawaii Superferry filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday, telling a Delaware court that a Hawai’i Supreme Court ruling caused the Alakai to cease operations in… Read more »

“Blood and treasure”: America’s claim to the Pacific

Sec. of Defense Gates speaking at the “Shangri-La Dialogue” on Asia Pacific Security evoked the old argument for America’s claim to the entire Pacific region: “blood and treasure”: America has paid a significant price in blood and treasure to fight aggression, deter potential adversaries, extend freedom, and maintain peace and prosperity in this part of… Read more »

“King of Pork”

May 31, 2009 In Battle to Cut Billions, a Spotlight on One Man By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN WASHINGTON – Near the end of a two-hour hearing on a special war-spending bill this month, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, in his slow and rumbling voice, finally said the words that defense lobbyists across… Read more »

Hawaii Superferry files for Bankruptcy

The Hawaii Superferry is not coming back to Hawai’i.  Now it will be interesting to see who buys the two high speed ferries.    This is a David vs. Goliath story of communities resisting powerful corporate, military and political forces and with the help of an honest court, winning!   See this article by Jerry Mander and… Read more »

USS Stennis port visit to Pearl Harbor

Updated at 3:44 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2009 USS Stennis arrives at Pearl Harbor Advertiser Staff The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis arrived at Pearl Harbor this morning for a port visit after a four-month deployment to the Western Pacific. Advertisement The Stennis, with nearly 5,000 crew and air wing members, is based out… Read more »

Another story on chopper crash in Wahiawa

Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2009 Army helicopter crash at Hawaii base kills 2 Two-seater was landing after maintenance flight, Army says By William Cole Advertiser Staff Writers WAHIAWA – Two Army pilots whose unit is preparing for deployment to Iraq died yesterday after their helicopter crashed during a training flight at Wheeler Army Airfield,… Read more »

‘Secure military facilities’ bolsters Hawai’i’s bid for APEC Meeting

Honolulu finalist for 2011 APEC meeting Pacific Business News (Honolulu) – by Chad Blair Honolulu is one of three finalists in competition to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2011 annual meeting. Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, said Thursday that Honolulu is competing with San Francisco and Los Angeles. McCartney said… Read more »

Maui Community College degree to serve ‘star wars’ tracking station and supercomputer

New degree signals Maui CC name change By Craig Gima POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2009 If the Board of Regents approves a proposal to offer a second bachelor’s degree at Maui Community College, it will likely mean a name change for the Kahului campus to the University of Hawaii-Maui, UH President David McClain… Read more »

Pearl Harbor sailors arrested for beating in New Hampshire

2 in crew of Pearl sub held in N.H. By Star-Bulletin Staff and News Services POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 24, 2009 Authorities in New Hampshire arrested and charged two crew members of a Pearl Harbor-based nuclear submarine with beating a man unconscious and threatening a witness on a Portsmouth, N.H., street. The victim, a… Read more »

Air Force runway expansion studied in Kona

Air Force runway project gets second land study By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2009 The Air Force will conduct a supplemental environmental study on building a $30.3 million auxiliary runway at Keahole Airport in Kona that would be used to train C-17 Globemaster cargo jet pilots in short-landing field operations…. Read more »