May 23, 2011
Sure, people think Hawaii is great, what with miles of beaches and a tropical climate, but sometimes there really is just no place like home. After more than a year in Hawaii, my friend Erica has discovered that there really can be trouble in paradise, at least when paradise is thousands of miles away from family and friends. Everything was going great until she started feeling bad. Neither of us is a particularly good patient. But I think she might have edged ahead as the winner in that category when she lay on our bathroom floor when we lived together and cried because she had a stomach bug and her dad couldn’t come to take care of her. I’m sure the germs on the floor weren’t exactly doing her any favors, but I get where she was coming from.
May 3, 2011
The birthers should all be happy now. Especially the man with the huge blond comb-over. Two years ago, in response to all the noise and commotion, President Obama produced and had prominently displayed the short form certificate of live birth that the state of Hawaii normally uses. Not good enough they cried, “He has to show us his long form birth certificate.” So, this week the president prevailed upon the state of Hawaii to release the normally unattainable document. It did so and it is now widely available for anyone to examine, so the birthers should all be happy now, right?
November 26, 2010
Longtime Kentucky basketball fans Beth and Jason Boyle of Stanford were among the Kentucky fans in Hawaii this week for the Maui Invitational. Before the Wildcats lost to Connecticut in the championship game, Jason Boyle took time to share a few thoughts about how their trip: Question: What made you and Beth decide to make the trip to Maui and when did you start planning this trip? Boyle: “We were leaving a Cincinnati Reds game one night, and I’m not sure how the conversation started, but within a week or so, Beth and I, along with my parents, had decided we were going to make it happen.
August 22, 2009
Aug. 22, 1959 Washington (AP) ? Hawaii, a group of volcanic and coral islands 2,400 miles west of San Francisco, officially joined the Union today as the nation's 50th state. Washington (AP) ? The Bureau of Land Management has called for bids on oil and gas leasing of 700 acres within Camp Breckinridge. The bureau said oil and gas are being drained by nearby operations. Miss Susan Clay and Miss Nancy Ireland will return to their homes in Lexington Saturday following a several day's visit with Miss Clay's cousin, Miss Sarah Van Sickle, Boonesboro Road.
February 4, 2009
Stephen and Nikola Watkins announce the birth of their second daughter, Chiara Lilia Noel Watkins. She was born Dec. 24, 2008, at 8:08 a.m. at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 17 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big sister, Alyssa. Her maternal grandparents are Helmut and Eva Gruber of Vienna, Austria. Her paternal grandparents are Steve and Thelma Watkins of Nicholasville.
January 9, 2009
Dear Editor Col. Riley, by letter posted Jan. 7, commented on the Obama campaign's defense of lawsuits challenging Obama's citizenship. Under the open court system in the U.S.A., anybody can sue anybody else at any time for any reason, and it is up to a court, not a clerk or other functionary, to decide if the case should go forward. Of course, Obama's people filed denials of the claims - that is routine procedure to avoid being saddled with a default judgment. As to the truth of the allegations - there is a fascinating article at FactCheck.
December 31, 2008
Fred Gonzales of LaFayette, Colo., and Martha Gonzales of Boulder, Colo., are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Katie Gonzales of Boulder, Colo., to Sean Espy of Boulder, Colo., son of Karen Ward of Winchester. They were married by the Rev. Keave Bray on Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii. A reception was held Dec. 22 at Holly Rood in Winchester. The bride is a 1990 graduate of Boulder High School and a 1992 graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art. She is a 2001 graduate of the University of Colorado and is currently working as an intern architect.
May 1, 2008
Joslyn Tye of Barbourville and Jerome Flynn of Somerset were united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 at the Conway Boatman Chapel on the Union College campus in Barbourville. The bride is the daughter of Evelyn M. Tye and the late Josh Tye of Barbourville. The groom is the son of Murrell and Linda Flynn of Somerset. The couple enjoyed a trip to Kona, Hawaii and now reside in Somerset.
February 27, 2008
Dear Editor, I have spent the last seven years of my life serving abroad in the military. It is always special when people take time out of their lives to come see us. Recently, I had the opportunity to watch Montgomery Gentry perform. The show was outstanding to say the least, but what made it really great was where the show took place. It did not take place in any arena or stadium, it simply took place in a field on a military base here in Hawaii. Oh, I forgot to mention the show was completely free.
October 9, 2007
Most people who compete in an Ironman triathlon probably share the same goals Donna Anderson has: "To not crash, to finish respectably. " But in truth, Anderson has already achieved her primary goal by qualifying for the Ironman World Triathlon Championship. The Danville woman will head for Hawaii on Wednesday to compete in the world-famous endurance race on Saturday. While it might be the most significant race Anderson has ever competed in, she said competing will not be her most significant achievement.