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December 27, 2012

Think About It: Pondering 2013

Now that we've survived the Mayan doomsday and Christmas traffic, here are some local items of note to ponder as we approach the new year:

  • Will the elevated rail project, with a 1.55-billion dollar check now in hand from the Department of Transportation, get back underway this spring, or will myriad lawsuits or rulings bog things down once again?
  • How will Hawaii honor the memory of esteemed Senator Daniel Inouye, a man known not only for his great accomplishments, but also for his humility over the past half-century? Perhaps naming the Honolulu airport or the H-3 Highway after Inouye would be a deserved and sensible tribute, even though he wouldn't go for that.
  • Can Hawaii's rookie senators find their way onto Washington, D.C., committees of note to ensure that Hawaii continues to be a player on the national scene, and not some relatively forgotten island group 2,500 miles away from the rest of the nation? We don't have contiguous neighbors that often times look out for each other in a symbiotic relationship, like 48 other states do, so Hawaii representatives really do need to stand up and stand out. Can that happen sooner rather than later?
  • With a bevy of quality signees already under wrap, can the UH football team turn things around next year and at least get itself back into the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl with a winning record? It won't be easy- with non-conference games against USC, Oregon State, Navy, and BYU- but hopefully the returnees and newcomers can get the job done in Coach Chow's 2nd season.
  • And hey, what about the Waikiki Natatorium? Let's get a plan finalized and make something happen in 2013; it's only been about 30-years of talk and atrophy. And what will your plight be in 2013? Do you have some plans to make life a bit better, a bit calmer, a bit more focused, if that's what you choose? People talk about not having enough time, but really, that's all we do have- time, and you decide how it's to be controlled. Think about it.
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