LIKED LC STORY FOR TECHNICAL REASONS
I wish to extend a compliment and congratulations to your recently news article “Gifts of Aloha” (Oct. 25, 2012). Being a technical writer, the depth of your story is worthy of notice. I hope you don’t mind if I extend this compliment to my SURFPUNKS.COM blog. Keep up the excellent news reporting!
-Manuel M. Urista, via email
COUNCILMAN DID MORE NICE THINGS THAN WE NOTICED
(This letter refers to the Candidate! feature in our Oct. 18 issue)
But [Councilman Don Couch] did some other good things–He voted for a [resolution] to repeal PLDC at the first pass (still in process). He voted for a [resolution] to label GMOs (I think).
And today he voted to take back out the 390 acres that the council put into urban growth boundary in Makena (someone was doing favors for a developer friend when they put it in urban). Unfortunately he was outvoted by [Mike] White, [Gladys] Baisa, [Mike] Victorino and [Joe] Pontanilla.
So yeah, Couch has been pro-developer but he seems to be acting a little bit more in the public interest lately. His opponent is a tea party spiritualist who channels the dead or some such and was involved in a fake endorsement email that was sent around. She supports cane burning.
-Karen Chun, via MauiTime.com
A TASTEFUL REVIEW IN THIS PAPER? REALLY?
Mr. [Barry] Wurst’s movie review is succinct and tasteful (“Ben Affleck scores with real movie about fake movie,” Oct. 18, 2012). I was wondering if this movie would be worth the time and money and now that I have read the review, I just might go see it. Thanks MauiTime for staffing good people like Wurst; his opinion is appreciated.
-Olivia Conner, via MauiTime.com
EH EH BRAH!
(This letter refers to the Eh Brah! column which ran in our Oct. 18, 2012 issue.)
I’m pretty sure food products containing laxatives should be labelled with the according warnings else they could kill someone with dehydration (yum, healthy drink, then a hike… oops, not enough water! Pass out and hope someone finds you). Food products without such warning, however much a “cleansing effect” it is supposed to have, should be considered poison, like many other medicines are unless used properly.
-Anonymous, via Mauifeed.com