In your article (“More Pumping, Less Dumping,” Nov. 24, 2005) Jeff Strahn states that boaters will need to find hoses and work out the details for their storage. How impractical! On the mainland, a sanitation pump has its own hose. Think of it as being like a gasoline pump—no one would expect every vehicle to carry its own hose. Stowing a used septic hose aboard a boat is problematic, as you can imagine. Also, why have the expense of so many hoses when one would suffice? I think that if we want pumping to be successful, then everything should be done to make the system user-friendly. Equip the pumper with the proper hose.
Also, I am glad to hear that funds are being sought from the tourism authority. With high visitor counts, it would seem that inducing more tourism is not the best use of their budget.
-Anonymous, via email
I just wanted to thank Maui Time Weekly for publishing the Charity Gift Guide (Nov. 24, 2005), and to say mahalo to you for the wonderful write up on the Hui. We have already had a local business call and offer us a filing cabinet! We will be picking it up next week. Your gift of aloha is very appreciated. We wish you all a happy holiday season!
-Audrey Kami’i, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center Programs Coordinator
Thursdays I gauge a trip to town with Maui Time Weekly high on my list. Everything is fabulous. But there is one section that is so extraordinary as to be almost categorized in a higher dimension. Most articles are interesting, intelligent and witty, but the mind-blowing constant that adds a level of casual genius and humble extra-sensory perception without fail was STARSIGNS [Actually, it was called “Sign Language”-Ed.]. I, and others like me actually look forward to his profound wisdom. But no more.
I noticed how strangely rife with nonsense was this Thursday’s astro-section. When I started seeing the paragraphs laced with words like “Tuesdays” and “Wednesdays” I realized something had gone horribly, horribly wrong… I looked at the top: Astro Mana?! Hardly. Mason McGraw? Whaaaat? Where’s that Caeriel [Crestin] guy? Shock. How could something so infinitely good be discontinued?
Overly passionate about an astro-section? Perhaps. But this is a lonely cry of mourning… More importantly, it’s a cry of warning: next you’ll replace Holoholo Girl with Ann Landers, eh?
The Editor responds: No, we’re not replacing Holoholo Girl with Ann Landers, though more than one person has suggested replacing that Pignataro guy with Farmer Ben’s Corn Column or perhaps even skiing information.
The Dec. 1, 2005 Coconut Wireless should have made clearer that state Senator J.Kalani English admitted to taking free flights on Hawai’i Air Ambulance’s fixed-wing aircraft.