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Remembering Cliff Kopp

| | Oct 19 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

Cliff loved puzzles and was a puzzle himself. He was challenging; running you through a series of innocuous questions inevitably leading to a conclusion he hand-picked for you. Cliff had many confusing personas; the unassailable hero dentist, the community builder, the mischief-prone Rotarian, and the relentless, obnoxious contrarian. He remarked that his favorite compliment came from Mayor Billy Kenoi as Cliff walked in, “you see that guy,” said Billy, “he’s a son of a bitch but he gets things done.” Cliff highly valued both descriptions. Nevertheless, Cliff was truly pleasurable company.

  1. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    I am a member of the (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team here in Ocean View, and a ham radio operator. Being part of CERT we work closely with other agencies such as the volunteer fire department, Red Cross, Hawaii County Civil Defense, and the National Weather Service.

  2. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — “Mend it, don’t end it” was Bill Clinton’s rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) look increasingly like “mend it, don’t end it.”

  3. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    We need to help Trump mature

  4. Posted: Mar 23 2017 - 12:05am

    SB501 promotes state-assisted abortion

  5. | Posted: Mar 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Thomas Reuter conquered the tallest mountain in the world barefoot, there’s your hero. From the ocean floor, Mauna Kea is the highest and he did it.

  6. | Posted: Mar 22 2017 - 12:05am

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — I discovered Jimmy Breslin’s writing somewhere in the Indian Ocean, and met him years later in the Palm Beach County Courthouse.

  7. Posted: Mar 22 2017 - 12:05am

    Resources used to save weak species may be better allocated

  8. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:05am

    We entered a new phase as a species when Chinese scientists altered a human embryo to remove a potentially fatal blood disorder — not only from the baby, but all of its descendants. Researchers call this process “germline modification.” The media likes the phrase “designer babies.” But we should call it what it is, “eugenics.” And we, the human race, need to decide whether or not we want to use it.

  9. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — It is difficult to overestimate the geopolitical risks of this moment — or the (both disturbed and eager) global scrutiny now being given to the American president.

  10. | Posted: Mar 20 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will question Neil Gorsuch about the judiciary’s role. Herewith some pertinent questions:

  11. Posted: Mar 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Time to pull plug on open ocean fish farm

  12. | Posted: Mar 20 2017 - 12:05am

    For crying out loud, Mr. President, it’s time to turn over your tax returns.

  13. | Posted: Mar 19 2017 - 12:05am

    Mahalo for publishing George F. Will’s column regularly. Though I often don’t agree with him, I always admire his intelligence and superior writing. When I approach one of his op-ed pieces, it is with the same kind of anxious anticipation that I felt in grade school while lining up to be seen by the school nurse. She was either going to give us a shot, which hurt, or a dose of nasty medicine, which was hard to swallow. But all of us knew it was for our own good, and we would be better off for having gone through with it.

  14. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 5:46pm

    WASHINGTON — Stupid is as stupid does.

  15. Posted: Mar 19 2017 - 12:05am

    Vog part of the deal