1. On Aug. 3, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced that Maui Family Support Services would get an Early Head Start funding grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. How much will the Maui organization get? A. $360,000 B. $740,000 C. $1.0 million D. $1.3 million E. $1.7 million 2. In an Aug. 6 Honolulu Star-Advertiser story, Oracle founder Larry Ellison, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Larry Ellison’s ag plans for Lanai?
1. On Jan. 6, Judge Rhonda Loo swore in Don Medeiros as the County of Maui’s new director for the Dept. of Transportation. Back in 2007, then-Mayor Charmaine Tavares also appointed Medeiros to be a director. Which department did he run back then? A. Planning B. Housing and Human Concerns C. Public Works D. Water Supply E. Transportation 2. On Jan. 7, Pacific Business … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Deidre Tegarden’s campaign fundraisers?
The photo above, which was taken on Lanai a few decades ago, dates to a time when the Dole Pineapple empire ran Lanai. But the attitude very much remains, according to a major New York Times Magazine story on Lanai and its new owner Larry Ellison that dropped today. A few days ago, Ellison–reportedly worth $46 billion–retired as CEO of Oracle, a major tech company that Ellison … [Read more...] about New York Times Tries To Explore Lanai Under Overlord Larry Ellison
According to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser story posted moments ago, Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle and owner of 98 percent of the island of Lanai, has resigned as Oracle's CEO. The Star-Advertiser also played up Ellison's influence on today's tech world: "Ellison, who turned 70 last month, guided the Redwood City, Calif.-based company for more than 35 years to make it the … [Read more...] about Larry Ellison Reportedly Resigns As Oracle CEO
TOO MUCH MONEY Lanai owner Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp. (and the world's fifth-richest person, according to Forbes magazine) is a big basketball fan and was reported in April to have an interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. An Ellison associate told the Wall Street Journal, for example, that Ellison has basketball courts on at least two of his … [Read more...] about Larry Ellison’s Ballboy, Imprisoned Jedis and Stupid Lingerie Thieves