Just wanted to let you know that I’m happy to see Rob [Parson]’s
name in your paper as a byline. Looking forward to the mana`o he’ll be
imparting to the masses.
Editor’s note: Rob Parson’s new column Rob Report appears this week, too. See Maui County section.
HATES CONTAMINATED WATER
I want to thank Maui Time for the excellent article on the pipeline
that is being built to connect the toxic wells at Hamakuapoko to public
water (“Pipe Dream,” Jan. 4, 2007). This is an outrage. I am grateful
to Maui Time for bringing this issue to the forefront. I know the
County Council had been absolutely clear that the wells are never to be
used for human consumption under any circumstances, including drought.
And yet the work [former Mayor Alan] Arakawa secretly began on this
Editor’s note: For an update on the Hamakuapoko pipe situation, check out Mira Allen’s latest story. See Maui County section.
In response to “Hawaiian Justice” (Jan. 4, 2007): The
do-gooders don’t want to do good. They want these people out of
CONFIDENTIAL TO THE GUY WHO KEEPS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PHOTO AND ACCOMPANYING CAPTION THAT RUNS ON OUR MOVIE CAPSULES PAGE:
You’re quite correct that the caption accompanying that photo does
not say specifically which movie it refers to. And you’re exactly right
when you say that in order to find out what movie that photo is
referring to, you have to read each of the new movie capsules. But what
you don’t seem to recognize is that if we were to do as you suggest and
identify the movie the photo comes from, then you and perhaps many of
our readers will no longer have to read the wonderful, pithy, highly
informative film capsules we write each week. You’ll just look at the
pretty photo and then skip right to the accompanying capsule. You’d be
missing out on not only our incredibly entertaining film write-ups, but
also just the joy of stumbling across a movie you’d never heard of
before that might interest you. So, as I explained to you last year
when you first started complaining about this, we will not change our
movie photo caption policy. Yes, we’re forcing you to continue reading
our outstanding movie section. Remember: reading is a good thing.
Reading is your friend.
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