A Welcome Delivery Arrives In Iraq

Don Chapman
By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
March 15, 2006
| Share Del.icio.us

Readers of our Letters section may recall one from George Orosco in the Feb. 15 issue, requesting that we send MidWeek to local troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Working with the military, publisher Ron Nagasawa made it happen. As I commented at the time in an editor’s note, we were honored by the request and proud to comply. And as you can see from the photo here, MidWeek is now being delivered in Iraq, in this case to Forward Operating Base McHenry in Hawijah. Pictured are George’s son Gerald, a sergeant who calls Pearl City home, and Pvt. Diamond Salsedo of Palolo. Thanks for the photo, guys, and stay safe. We’re happy that you’re enjoying a taste of home in the form of MidWeek twice weekly ...

Waiting in the Will Call line outside the Hawaii Theatre before the Dixie Hummingbirds/Dirty Dozen Brass Band concert, was chatted up by a local woman named C.J., who was peddling the newspaper of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA. I bought one for a buck. Say what you want to about the Communists, but the “all-volunteer political book store” manned by its members, Revolution Books (2626 S. King), is closed on Sundays ...

To honor the Sabbath, we can only presume ...

Why give the Communists a dollar? To find out what they’re saying these days ...

For what it’s worth, I’m also on the Libertarians’ mailing list, among others. Of all the things I love about America, the freedom to speak/publish and hear/read all kinds of ideas is right at the top - just one of the rights that generations of our military, as well as rabble-rousing citizens, have guaranteed ...

Speaking of communism (though Mao would never recognize it as such): Other than food products, have you bought anything recently that wasn’t made in China? ...

If the arrests less than a month apart of two Honolulu men who met teens - a boy and a girl - on the Website MySpace.com doesn’t get parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of posting intimate information for the creeps of the world to see, sheesh, maybe nothing will ...

A post-Larry Price “Katoosh” dinner thought: As popular as sports are in Hawaii, it’s unbelievable that our public schools don’t have broader intermediate school sports programs ...

Not to sound like one of those pushy haoles referred to in our Letters recently, but playing sports on school teams in grades 7-8 back in Salem, Ore., was an important part of my growing-up process ...

But then so were school music programs - which, like athletics, most kids don’t get here until high school. Too bad for them ...

I know, I know - schools are tasked with a lot, especially in this age of No Child Left Behind and so many parents sending kids to school undisciplined and unprepared to learn. And funds are tight (what’s new?). But athletics and music should be part of a well-rounded education ...

Eh, what ever happened to that concept? ...

Breaking news:We were putting this issue to bed Friday evening when Bob Hogue, the good guy who doubles as MidWeek sports columnist and state senator from Kailua, gave me a courtesy call to say he’d pulled papers earlier in the day to run for the District 2 Congressional seat being vacated by Ed Case. I’m guessing polls will find him the most popular candidate in the race. You bet we’re proud of this humble, down-to-earth member of the

MidWeek team, and wish him all the best ...

With Jean-Michel Cousteau in town, was reminded of an incident a few years ago on Maui when Jean-Michel, son of Jacques, was having dinner at one of my pal Lucien Charbonnier’s restaurants. As Jean-Michel looked over the menu, a gecko on the ceiling pooped and it landed with a plop on the menu. The waiter, who also happened to be French, exclaimed: “Ah, nature - eesn’t eet bee-yootee-ful?!” ...

E-mail this story | Print this page | Comments (0) | Archive | RSS Comments (0) |

Most Recent Comment(s):

Posting a comment on MidWeek.com requires a free registration.

Username

Password

Auto Login

Forgot Password

Sign Up for MidWeek newsletter Times Supermarket
Foodland

 

 



 

 



Hawaii Luxury
Magazine


Tiare Asia and Alex Bing
were spotted at the Sugar Ray's Bar Lounge