November 9th, 2004



name: Nalani'ui
location: Waianae, Oahu
interest: Surfing, Playing guitar, Tahitian, Hula, and hanging out.
have you been to Hawaii: I live here.
What do you like about Hawaii: I like that things are so chill and no one rushes to do anything.
What do you dislike about Hawaii: I dont like how there is so much domestic violence and teen pregnancies.

Support our troops

Here are pics of some soldiers and their families:

As Kaneohe Marines and Navy corpsmen readied for deployment yesterday, Alex Lambert, 10, and dad James were among those spending precious moments.

Family members spent a last few precious and poignant moments together. They included Navy Chief Petty Officer Gene Deener and his son, Jacob.

Seen in the Honolulu Starbulletin


Lava from Kilauea Volcano began entering the ocean once again on Saturday, drawing more visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Kilauea lava steams into sea in 3 cascades

VOLCANO, Hawaii » Officials at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park report an increase in the number of visitors since Saturday, when lava from Kilauea once again began entering the ocean.

As of yesterday the current surface flow was about 100 yards wide and penetrating up to 15 yards further into the ocean from the existing coastline.

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Be careful in Hawai'i

Murderer of prostitute gets life with no parole

The man who strangled a Waikiki prostitute to death and then decapitated and dismembered her was sentenced to life in prison without parole despite a plea by his attorney that he is dying.

Donald Marks, 41, was facing life with parole after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in May, but prosecutors argued yesterday that he is a persistent offender whose incarceration for an extended term is necessary to protect the public.

Circuit Judge Virginia Crandall acknowledged Marks' guilty plea to murdering Yoko Sanders and his health problems, but she agreed with prosecutors that he has a history of violence that has increased in severity and that he is a danger to the community.

He murdered Sanders six months after he was paroled in a 1994 rape of a 13-year-old girl, which shows he is "not an individual who's demonstrated that you're likely to be rehabilitated," Crandall said.

Defense attorney Myles Breiner acknowledged that what Marks did was "very terrible."

"The fact that a body was dismembered made it more heinous and disgusting, and the public is appropriately offended and he was sentenced that way," he said.

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Poi is the food of life to Hawaiians. This is how poi was/is traditionally pounded:

Master of Hawaiian crafts Dennis Kana'e Keawe [pronounced "kah-nah-eh keh-ah-veh"], left, and apprentice Hokuao Pelligrino [pronounced "hoh-kooh-ow"] demonstrated traditional poi-making techniques Sunday at Iolani Barracks [pronounced "EEH-oh-lah-knee"] near Iolani Palace.

When given the opportunity to taste poi... taste some. It's like mashed potatoes except it's mashed taro. It's not as bad as some people may think and I'm surprised that some people think it's so nasty because it isn't. In fact it's one of the healthiest foods out there. Oh and you don't eat it alone. It's a complex carb (usually accompanied by a fish or seaweed dish) just like how rice or potatoes is in other cultures.

Cross-posted to abouthawaii and to hawaiians