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Entries from December 25th, 2007

Hawaiian Air Disses the Dead (Again)

December 25th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Hawaii

Local ABC affiliate KITV sure picked a heartwarming story for its Christmas Eve broadcast. Reporter Jodi Leong brought us “Family Outraged,” which told the tale of the late Lanakila Rosaga, age three, and his body’s botched travel plans. Only three months ago, fundraisers were being held for Rosaga’s medical care. But the Maui boy died […]

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24 Hour Live Podcast Launched

December 21st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Media, Podcasting, Technology

He wrote the first book on podcasting, and retired from his day job earlier this year to focus on podcasting full time. And as of 6 a.m. this morning, he’s kicked off a live, 24-hour podcast from his new home in Makakilo. Who is this madman? Todd Cochrane, host of twice-weekly tech podcast Geek News […]

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Photo of Hawaii Athlete Among Top Picks

December 19th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Media, Sports

The end of the year invariably brings with it a long list of long lists, as everyone puts together “best of” roundups that look back over the highlights of the past twelve months. Some are more interesting than others, and Reuters’ “Pictures of the Year” definitely fall on the interesting end of the spectrum. This […]

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LOST Beach Premiere Jan. 26 – Cancelled

December 19th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

The “LOST” Beach Premiere is still on canceled, and has been moved back a week to Jan. 26, 2008, still allowing local fans an early look at the Season 4 premiere. After ABC announced last week that “LOST” would return to its primetime schedule on Thursday nights beginning Jan. 31, and given the continued uncertainty […]

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Hawaii Gift Card Tips

December 17th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business

‘Tis the season for the hand wringing and tsk-tsking over the presumed laziness and implied tackiness of giving gift certificates and gift cards in lieu of “real” presents. While Miss Manners doesn’t approve, though, I love receiving them, and thus give them without hesitation. (My wife collects tributes almost exclusively in the form of iTunes […]

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Power of Vudu

December 15th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Gadgets, Technology, Television

The Vudu box, released into the wild in October, is a new way to enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows (including HD content) at home. No cable box or DVD mailers are required, just a broadband internet connection. And seeing another way to break into the monopoly cable companies have on most living rooms, […]

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LOST Moves to Thursdays

December 14th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television

The most hotly anticipated return of any television series is, hands down, the fourth season of ABC’s filmed-in-Hawaii hit, “LOST.” And today, ABC announced that the show will debut in a new Thursday night timeslot, at 9 p.m. EST. The January date calls into question the traditional advance screening of the season premiere on Waikiki […]

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Thelma Dryer, Blogger

December 13th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Blogs, Hawaii, Politics

A month after putting out the call, House Communications Director Georgette Deemer announced that she has found her blogger: Thelma Dryer. She will take over the reigns at the Hawaii House Blog, documenting life at the Capitol. Of course, as Deemer commented on my earlier post, her position as Assistant Communications Director comes with many […]

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Heisman Trophy Eludes Brennan

December 8th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Sports

Celebrated Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan was not named the winner of this year’s Heisman Trophy, “the most prestigious award in college football.” The Heisman went to Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Even so, Brennan had a lot to be proud of. The news was announced moments ago at the 73rd Heisman Trophy award ceremony in Times […]

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Anthony Bourdain in Hawaii

December 8th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Food, Hawaii, Pop Culture

    Original photo by Neeta Lind. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Brilliant and sharply sardonic chef and author Anthony Bourdain is in Hawaii. He’s filming an episode of his fantastic Travel Channel series, “No Reservations.” We’re huge Bourdain fans. Having never tasted his food, we’re more enamoured of his wit and unparalleled snark. (He […]

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