Letters To The Editor

Don Chapman
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July 29, 2009 - MidWeek
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A MidWeek fan

I just got done reading the 25th anniversary issue of the MidWeek and it is exceptional. I am a 25-year reader of MidWeek. For the past few years, MidWeek is the only paper I read. I support your advertisers as much as I can. Keep up the good work that everyone does at the paper.

There are a few writers that I normally disagree with, but I think it’s great that your paper has opinions from more than one point of view. I look forward to the coming issues of MidWeek.

Steve Loring
Ewa Beach


In the beginning

What was a wonderful column about Ron Nagasawa’s beginnings at MidWeek, and the introductions of his hard-working staff was great. I also enjoyed the update on Joe Moore. I can’t believe it has been 25 years - and I have been a reader from the start. Good work, and may you have many more years of success.

Mary Warren

Great photos too

Wow! I loved your Silver Anniversary edition. Having lived in Hawaii for 54 years I delighted in reading the history of MidWeek‘s growth and development as provided by your many columnists. And seeing the pictures from your archives brought back memories.

Jean Grippin, RN, MS

Tales of Ron

I look forward to reading about the “life and times” of publisher Ron Nagasawa for the next quarter of a century, along with the many other columns, whether I agree with them or not. After all, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Clarence Ching

Most readable

Just got your anniversary issue today and had to let you know how much I enjoyed it, especially Don Chapman’s recapping all the great changes that have happened.

Congratulations to the entire MidWeek ohana for producing week after week one of the most readable publications out there today.

Nancy Daniels, APR

Good philosophy

No wonder MidWeek is the best read newspaper in Hawaii - it was obvious reading the various columnists in your silver anniversary issue that they each care about both MidWeek and its readers. I’m guessing that you can’t teach that in journalism school.

And I applaud Ron Nagasawa’s comment about allowing your young journalists to “do what they were trained to do.” It’s a management philosophy that’s applicable in any kind of business. If I weren’t happily retired, I’d love to work at MidWeek.

Ed Nagata

A la Voltaire

Just a great 25th anniversary issue last week - a good read from cover to cover. But what I thought was the most interesting comment was from editor Don Chapman, saying that every week he publishes columns with which he disagrees.

To his credit that sounds a lot like the line often mis-attributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.” (It was actually written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall under the pseudonym Stephen G. Tallentyre to describe Voltaire’s ultimate philosophy.)

Please continue standing up for free speech.

James Stephens

Send your letters to MidWeek Letters, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 500, Honolulu, HI. 96813; by fax to 585-6324, or by email to dchapman@midweek.com. Please include your name, address and daytime and evening phone numbers. We print only the letters that include this information, but only your name and area of residence will appear in print. Letters may be edited for clarity and space.
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