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Entries from April 29th, 2003

Logo Woes

April 29th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

There’s an article in today’s Star-Bulletin covering the chorus of criticism hurled against the new UH logo project, highlighting the online petition. And of all the messages posted to it, they had to go and quote mine. As if my contentious tenure as Ka Leo editor wasn’t enough. (I mean, you call this in-depth reporting?) […]

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Double Whammy

April 28th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Turns out the decision by George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign to relocate and reschedule the G.O.P. convention to coincide with the next Sept. 11 anniversary in New York is problematic for more than one reason. That is, you know, in addition to being ghoulishly exploitive. While they work it out, I’d also recommend against […]

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And They’re Off

April 28th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Monday, April 28, 2003: American Airlines Flight 162 Departs: HNL at 1:22 p.m. — Arrives: LAX at 9:45 p.m. American Airlines Flight 204 Departs: LAX at 11:00 p.m. — Arrives: MCO at 6:37 a.m. (April 29) Tuesday, May 20, 2003: American Airlines Flight 205 Departs: MCO at 8:30 a.m. — Arrives: LAX at 10:43 a.m. […]

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Journalist, Celebrities, and the First Amendment

April 24th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

I’m a regular listener to NPR, but really didn’t know much about anchor Bob Edwards beyond his nice delivery and occasional quips. But this editorial, adapted from a lecture he gave at the University of Kentucky, struck me as remarkable (if not a little meandering). Media conglomeration, suppression of dissent, the failure of the media […]

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Ryze and Shine

April 22nd, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Online networking comes in many shapes and sizes. Longtime tech dude Burt Lum — yes, he of the suspiciously familiar homepage designs — has pointed me at Ryze Business Networking. A simple, organic design, useful cross-links for subject areas, contacts (including a personal profile), and the like, with growing networks for Hawaii, bloggers, and online media. You’ve […]

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Visitors

April 18th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

The in-laws are coming! The in-laws are coming! Actually, a whole bunch of in-laws are coming. Both Jen’s parents from Florida, her aunt from Boston, and her sister-in law and her niece and nephew from Virginia are all arriving tonight. And with Jen’s brother Mike already stationed here, it’s not only one of the largest […]

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Who’s Next? Take the Test!

April 16th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

The architects of the New World Order need your help to determine which nations are ideal candidates for action under “The Bush Doctrine” of pre-emptive action and liberation by force. Please take a moment to complete this questionnaire, and submit your results to the applicable information minister. How Does Your Leader Rate? Ascended to position […]

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I’m Melting!

April 7th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Miscellaneous

Egads am I sick. Sicker today than I was over the weekend, when I thought I was getting better. Every joint aches. My head is throbbing. My nose is either too plugged up for me to think straight, or running so fast not even Jackie Joyner Kersee could grab a Kleenex™ fast enough. Just as […]

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Silver Lining

April 2nd, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

The number of people dependent on news coverage aired by our local Hawaii Public Radio stations — from NPR to the CBC to the BBC — cledarly sees explosive growth during wartime. HPR started its “Spring Fund Drive,” but unlike the usual rolling start to pledge calls, General Manager Michael Titterton was just beside himself this morning […]

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Lucky Bastard

April 1st, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

It was nine years ago to the day that I asked Jen if she wouldn’t mind, terribly, perhaps maybe being my girlfriend. I’m still not sure why she said yes. (Maybe she thought it was an April Fool’s prank.) But I’m glad she did. I love you, kitten.

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