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Vol. XCVI Issue No. 120
U N I V E R S I T Y O F H A W A I ‘ I A T M A N O A
The Voice of Hawai‘i
You win some, you lose some ... The Rainbow Wahine Water Polo team took a beating then gave a beating this week at the Duke Kahanamoku Swimming Pool.
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It would be a crime to miss this playGuilty as charged: Crime is rampant at the University of Hawai`i Kennedy Theatre this week. “Crimes of the Heart,” that is.
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Hawai`i needs more sun
Editor’s Note: What follows is University of Hawai`i President Evan Dobelle’s actual speech from the Freedom of Information Day luncheon, yesterday.
Our topic is the public’s right to know. Sunshine laws were created to provide the public with the knowledge and motivation required to participate in democratic systems - and I consider this university to be a democratic system. It should, therefore, be a model of democracy. The purpose of sunshine, in my opinion, is not simply to ensure that the public is informed. It is to ensure that the public is engaged. There exists a paradox in America today. One might think that because we are more informed about the actions of our government than we were 50 years ago, that we would also be more involved. Not so.
[Holds up 2/27 Star Bulletin] STATE’S VOTER APATHY ZOOMS TO WORST IN U.S.
This article of Feb. 27 states that Hawai`i reported the lowest turnout of voters nationwide in the 2000 general elections. This low turnout was “only 44.1 percent, a figure that has continued to drop since 1980, when 63.5 percent of eligible Hawai`i residents voted.” Parallel to that, Hawai`i ranked at the bottom of the nation’s rates for those registering to vote. A strange phenomenon, and a deeply troubling one.
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Q & A Questions from attendees of the Freedom of Information Day Luncheon and answers from University of Hawai`i President Evan Dobelle.
Q: How will the university main-tain openness and academic freedoms while it has classified contracts with the defense depart-ment? Do you feel it is appropri-ate that the university president is required to have a security clear-ance?
A: Well I do, although they haven’t told me why. I have top-secret clearance but they didn’t tell me why I have top-secret clearance ... They talked to everybody I went to school with, literally back to junior high school. They ambushed me in my office one day to see if they could catch me at a time when I might not be prepared to answer a bat-tery of questions to gain top-secret clearance and all I asked them was if it has anything to do with the telescopes and extra terrestri-als, don’t tell me because I’ll tell everybody.
Q: How do you intend to make the campus more accessible to the community if in fact you want more community support and participation, especially with the parking problem?
A: I don’t disagree with you; the problem of parking is compli-cated. I don’t think there is an institution in Hawai`i that doesn’t have a parking problem, and I don’t have a new solution, other than the fact that it is my opinion that we need less parking spaces on campus. You have to look both ways to cross the campus. If I had my way I would reduce the parking on campus and create satellite parking lots off campus and have a trolley system to take people to
Union options available still for TAs, GAs By Leilani L. RiveraKa Leo Staff writer
Although the state Legislature voted down a bill to form a collective bargaining unit for graduate assis-tants, teaching assistants and part-time lecturers at the University of Hawai`i, the prospect of unionization is not entirely dead. Senator Suzanne Chun-Oakland, of the state House education and labor committee, said graduate stu-dents can still collaborate with the administration to reach a resolution. She suggested that the two sides get together to reach a compromise. In a year, the results will be presented to the legislature to see if the resolution was successful, she said. Keikilani Meyer, president of the Graduate Student Organization, said, “There are alternate routes that we can take to become unionized. NYU’s grad assistants and teach-ing assistants just became unionized with the help of the United Auto Workers.” The vice-president of adminis-tration and chief financial officer of UH, James “Wick” Sloane, testified to the education and labor commit-tees on UH’s sentiments concerning the bill. “The University of Hawai`i does not support the creation of a new bar-gaining unit [for GAs, TAs, and part-time lecturers]. This would extend collective bargaining to faculty who are less than half-time employees and to graduate students whose employee status results from, and is secondary to, their student status,” said Sloane. “At other schools it (union-ized graduate employees) is not a new idea. It’s happening all over the United States,” said Meyer. “Before [the GSO] knew about the bill, we contacted Harold Dias, president of the Hawai`i AFL-CIO,” Meyer added. The state’s Senate committees
See Union, page 2 See Q&A, page 2
See Speech, page 2
Open decision making will foster informed citizens, Dobelle says in Freedom of Information Day speech
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
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Union: Teaching assistants ‘just underpaid faculty’From page 1
on education and labor were the bod-ies that voted on this bill. “They have no reason to allow these part-time employees the oppor-tunity to unionize because if they had the power to strike along with the rest of the faculty, then the university would not be able to function at all,” said Meyer. “Why would they want to give another group the right to col-lectively bargain?” In the fall of 2000, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate teaching and certain research assistants are employees under the National Labor Relations Act. Other graduates working towards unionization are MIT, Yale, the
University of Illinois at Urbana, the University of Kansas, the University of Washington, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. “GAs and TAs are just underpaid faculty and the administration looks at them as just students. They are teaching and researching to the ben-efit of the university,” said Meyer. “These graduates really have to want (the change) though, because the right to collectively bargain is not dependent on what the senate has said or done, but it rests in the hands of the GAs, TAs, and part-time lecturers, the very people who it affects,” she said.
We also need to have more activities not only for the community but for our students. We don’t have budgets to bring more speakers here. I find that to be an extraordinary lack of vision on what an academic insti-tution is about. We need to put more out for graduate students. The East-West Center, astronomy, oceanography are pre-eminent in the country. The real-ity is that we run a commuter college for an undergraduate experience that is transitional, not transformational, and doesn’t celebrate the undergradu-ate experience enough. I need to see a speaker here every week that stirs us, that allows us to be able to bring ideas that I think will also attract you all. Q: In the past, the University of Hawai`i Foundation has taken the position that they are not a part of the university and therefore exempt from the Sunshine Law. Would you change that situation?
A: There are about 106 groups on this campus, of which the UH Foundation is one. I would think that there is noth-
ing they would do in the future that couldn’t be exposed by the Sunshine Law. The reality is with light, there’s usually nothing inappropriate going on. Secrecy only leads to the percep-tion of impropriety.
Q: Part-time lecturers in the 1970’s were told that they had no rights, and that the sunshine policies did not apply to them.
A: Out of 50 states in America and the District of Columbia we are 51st; dead last in the public support of higher education in this country. There are certain portions of faculty that have no rights. After 10 consecutive years of cuts, the reality is we are doing the best that we can. We are the least funded institution of higher educa-tion in America and yet we are one of the five least expensive institutions to go to, so we get no money and we charge no money which is not a ter-rific business. What you are saying is correct, but it’s not because of any other rea-son ... except this is a significantly underfunded institution that has not had the full-time provisions available ... to fund more full-time teachers. We really need to have 90 to 94 per-cent full-time teachers.
The lesson this teaches, I believe, is that it is not enough to open the door on the decision making. We must seek out community participation. Public citizenship must be a value we actively pursue. Reversing closed-door processes and decision making is a vital way to begin restoring public trust and confidence in governmental agencies and policies. But it is also only a first step. I would like to speak about UH’s new commitment to sunshine, and how it will influence our course for the future. The University of Hawai`i is accountable to the public not only because their taxes provide our base-line operational funds, but because our mission derives from the public’s hopes and dreams for Hawai`i. Keeping open books is one way we ensure that we remain account-able to public ambition. This conviction is eloquently stated in the preamble of Hawai`i’s own Sunshine Law. Some of you here today helped draft those words and ensured that they were enacted into law. The preamble states that, “in a democracy, the people are vested with the ultimate decision-making power. Governmental agencies exist to aid the people in the formation and conduct of public policy. Opening up the governmental processes to public scrutiny and participation is the only viable and reasonable way of protecting the public’s interest.” To implement this policy the Legislature declared that it intended to protect the people’s right to know. And let me reiterate: the right to know empowers participation. Of Hawai`i’s public institutions, this University has special responsibilities to ensure openness. The first responsibility is the noble tradition of universities founded on the principle of a free flow of ideas; even, and especially, ideas that are considered heretical in their own time. If we look at our canonical academic thinkers across the disciplines, we see that they shared at least two things: a passion for truth, and the experience of a highly resistant establishment. Think of Galileo... Darwin... Lenny Bruce. We are a sanctuary for thinkers, an incubator for discovery. Letting the sunshine into the university is essential to carry on this tradition. In Hawai`i, letting the sunshine into places that have remained dark for a great many years is also one of the ways we re-inspire ourselves according to this tradition. We are building a university culture where risk need not be hidden, but is understood as a possibility whenever new discoveries are being made. The second responsibility derives from our function of educating Hawai`i’s young adults, aged 18 to 80. (Education, after all, is the true fountain of youth). University professors and administrators teach by example. Letting sunshine into the University now is essential if we are to teach in a com-plete sense through our performance as well as our pronouncements. We must be aware that we teach not only those lessons in the class-room, but model the fundamental value of progressive inclusion. The third responsibility is the need to be accountable to the taxpay-ers and to the students paying tuition. It’s instructive here to remember former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Louis Brandeis’s counsel to let sunshine expose governmental operations because it is a disinfectant. Now the university needs to be more accountable than ever before since, 18 months ago, Hawai`i’s voters approved the constitu-tional amendment granting us more autonomy in managing our internal affairs. That freedom, given to us by the people, is a sacred trust, and I believe we are living up to that trust. By now, you have all heard that the University has named a contrac-tor for the construction of the Health and Wellness Center in Kaka`ako. We made a commitment early in the process that we would be open, that we would involved the public in the decision making process to the great-est extent possible. As soon as we did that, we heard the chorus: “You can’t do that. You’ll get nothing done.” Just four months later, we have; far beyond anyone’s expectations but our own, because there is a new expectation at the University of Hawai`i. In meeting our aggressive timetable, not only have we taken a step closer to the creation of the largest and most complex project in the University’s history, but we have also signaled that with the new expecta-tion, there is also a new way of doing business across the UH system: It is quick without being hasty. It is empowered without sacrificing account-ability. It is visionary without having lost touch with reality. And it is inclusive without being bureaucratic. There were doubters, and there will always be doubters. There were those who said, “It’s Hawai`i - you can’t get anything done here.” But we are getting things done: In just four months, having involved the community and fully utilizing university autonomy the way it was intended to be used. We’ll have a shovel in the ground by this fall; we will employ 600 to 700 local tradesmen and women - all local - and when the project is complete we will have created 2,700 permanent jobs at all skill levels for the people of Hawai`i. That’s what we mean when we say the university is big business. It is economic development inspired by public service, and depen-dent on public participation. Rather than having a 14-person public oversight committee led by distinguished citizens like Hamilton McCubbin of Kamehameha Schools, former Head of the FDIC Donna Tanoue and Victoria Ward CEO Mitch D’Olier that vetted an internal panel that hired outside expertise to evalu-ate and review with detailed due diligence the three final contrac-tors and... upon a decision being
Speech: Open government processes protect citizensFrom page 1
Q&A: Sunshine laws prevents perception of impropriety From page 1
See Speech, page 5
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Dysfunctional sisters provide drama, laughs “Crimes of the Heart” a dramatic play with dark comedic elements
By Marlo TingKa Leo Contributing Writer
It’s amazing what four dollars can get these days: a taco salad from Taco Bell, four long distance calls up to twenty minutes with 10-10-220 — and, two hours and twen-ty minutes of high quality entertain-ment in the form of “Crimes of the Heart.” “Crimes of the Heart,” which won writer Beth Henley a Pulitzer Prize in 1981, is directed by University of Hawai`i department of Theatre and Dance professor Glenn Cannon. The play, which is set in 1974 in Hazlehurst, Miss., takes place in the Magrath family kitchen over a very eventful 24-hour period. The play is centered on the three dysfunctional Magrath sisters and their multitude of problems. Lenny (Natalie Mihana McKinney) is the responsible, eldest sister who is prone to crying, which happens a lot in this play. The audi-ence can’t really blame her, though. It is her 30th birthday and she feels old, her grandfather is in the hospi-tal because of a stroke, and, to top it all off, her 20-year-old horse, Billy Boy, was struck by lightning and
died. It also does not help that she has shrunken ovaries (which make her insecure). Then there’s Meg (Amy Joy Matsen), the singer who spent time in a psychiatric ward for stuffing all of her valuables in a March of Dimes box and then got a job as a clerk for a dog food company. After their father left the family, Meg found her mother’s hanged body, along with the hanged body of the family cat. The discovery caused her to act in bizarre and dis-turbing ways — like spending hours reading a book about skin diseases and staring at sick children. She also refused to evacuate the town when Hurricane Camille came in 1969 because she thought it would be fun to dance and drink vodka through the ordeal. Finally, there’s Babe (Lauren Marie Kepa’a), the youngest of the sisters, who shot her husband Zachary in the stomach because she did not like the way he looked. (She was aiming for his heart, but her hands were shaky). Contrary to her mostly upbeat manner, she wants to kill herself.
Amy Matsen, Natalie McKinney, Lauren Kepa’a and Jeremy Pippin all stare blankly at an old newspaper in “Crimes of the Heart.”
See Dysfunctional, page 7
Dysfunctional: Problems abound for the Magrath family and their friends From page 3
The play also features Rosa Radha Fournier as Chick Boyle, Scot Davis as Doc Porter, and Ka Leo’s own Jeremy Pippin (who sort of looked like Matthew Broderick) as Barnette Lloyd. Boyle is the annoying cousin of the Magrath sisters, who has prob-lems of her own. Not only doesn’t
she realize that she always wears way too much makeup, her children like to eat paint. Porter was on his way to medical school until he hurt his leg when part of a roof collapsed on him while he sat through Hurricane Camille with Meg. At the time, they were a couple and he heard that she said she would marry him if he stayed with her. After Porter’s
injury, however, Meg moved to California to pursue her singing career. Since then he has married a “Yankee” and has two “half-Yankee” children; but that doesn’t stop him from spending a night out with Meg to stare at the moon. Lloyd is Babe’s lawyer in her case against Zachary Botrelle, her recently shot husband. It turns out Lloyd has a long-standing personal
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Advocating or condemn-ing a move to allow graduate assist-ants to collectively bargain is tricky business. On the one hand, we have our sensibilities as students and potential future GAs to think about. On the other, we have to consider the consequences as a whole. We found ourselves unable to come to a single conclusion. Here are our find-ings:
Pro Many graduate assistants, teaching assistants and part-time lecturers, work hard. They grade papers, teach classes and make certain courses — particularly those that attract hundreds of students per session — pos-sible. They also teach lower level courses in most subjects. As a result, there is much to be gained from attracting high-quality graduate assistants to the university; they can greatly affect the academic climate of each department. By allowing GAs, TAs and part-time lecturers to unionize — or join with another existing union (such as the University of Hawai`i Professional Assembly), we can ensure that these students and lecturers, who often depend on these positions to get through school, have the ability collective-ly protect their interests and the interests of those who will fill their shoes. As things stand, it is difficult for GAs, TAs and part-time lecturers, not to get overlooked.
Con: On the other hand, we are not entirely convinced that unionization is necessary for GAs and TAs. The idea of a union is to protect the overall welfare of workers, preventing them from maltreatment at the hands of their employers. In this frame, we tend to unionize people who plan to serve in their chosen professions for many years; otherwise, we would have deep-fry cook unions and gas station attendant unions. GAs and TAs are temporary positions, usually meant to provide while a student is in school, or lead into a more stable job as professor or lecturer. The transitory nature of such jobs makes the necessity of a union question-able. The thought of renegotiating GA and TA contracts every few years with the threat of strike bothers us. In either case, we believe that part-time lecturers certainly have the right to unionize and suggest that the University of Hawai`i Professional Assembly allow them to merge. We wish graduate students as well, the best of luck in their endeavor.
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Graduate student, TA, lecturers’ union, a difficult issue to resolve
THE ISSUE: The Hawai`i State Legislature voted against a bill that would give graduate students, teaching assistants and part-time lecturers the right to unionize. Senate Bill 2109 would have given these groups the right to form their own collective bargain-ing unit or join with the University of Hawai`i Professional Assembly.
War + Iraq = world peace?
By Brian MarksThe Reveille (louisiana sTaTe u.)
(U-WIRE) BATON ROUGE, La. — A massive United States attack on Iraq seems likely in upcoming months. The charges against Iraq are well founded: It invaded its neigh-bors and used chemical weapons on its enemies and citizens. We are right to be outraged and concerned about Iraq’s continued threat to peace. However, this does not mean we should trust our government to act in our best interest in dealing with this threat. Although the media rarely reports it, Iraq was once our ally. In the 1980s, we supported Iraq in its war against Iran, supplying loans, helicopters and top-secret satellite photography. U.S. labs even sold Iraq anthrax spores. Europeans supplied them with the means to manufac-ture chemical weapons. The U.S. Navy intervened in the Persian Gulf in Iraq’s favor, shooting down an Iranian airliner in 1988. In 1987 an Iraqi aircraft attacked an American warship, killing 37 sailors. Saddam Hussein massacred Iraqi civilians in 1988 using poison gas. The Western response was to continue or increase aid, encourag-ing further aggressive acts. In 1990 a delegation of U.S. Senators visited Iraq and expressed that Hussein’s problems were not with our govern-
ment but with the “American media,” who were “spoiled and conceited” in their reporting on Iraqi human rights violations. On July 25, 1990, one week before Iraq invaded Kuwait, our ambassador told Hussein we had “no position” on “Arab-Arab conflicts,
like the border dispute with Kuwait.” Iraq inter-
preted this as a green light to invade. With the invasion of our ally, Hussein changed into Genghis Khan overnight. Reports of atrocities, long downplayed in offi-cial circles, became evidence of his evil nature. A sanctions regime was imposed on Iraq with devastating consequences for Iraqi children, caus-
ing as many as one million deaths. When asked in a 1996 television interview if the sanctions were worth human lives, Madeline Albright responded it was “a very hard choice, but we think the price is worth it.” And we wonder “why they hate us.” United Nations weapons inspec-tion teams were able to destroy most of Iraq’s weapons programs. They were kicked out in 1998 after Iraq charged that American spies were on the teams. U.N. inspector and U.S Marine Scott Ritter later confirmed those charges. The scandal so under-mined the U.N.’s credibility that inspectors are still being kept out of Iraq. Since then, who knows what Iraqi scientists have created without international oversight. Hussein has money to spend on developing weapons and we are doing next to nothing to stop him. One billion dollars worth of oil illegally flows from Iraq to Syria each year. According to the Feb. 14 Washington Post, our government, seeking a better relationship with Syria, “applied little pressure on Syria ... even though this revenue is one of the few ways Hussein can pay to maintain his military and finance any efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction.” More illegal oil is going to U.S. allies Jordan and Turkey. Meanwhile the government is moving toward war. A White House official said it “will not take yes for an answer” from Iraq in getting weapons inspectors back and avert-ing conflict. Our military is planning to invade Iraq from Kuwait with
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... all of you ready for war, pick up a
book on World War I. ... you will find
pictures of soldiers blinded and burned
by poison gas ...
U.S. attack on Saddam may lead to a conflict engulfing entire Mideast
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200,000 troops. With nothing to lose, it expects Hussein to attack Israel, or our forces concen-trated in Kuwait, with chemical weapons. Several thousand U.S. casualties are expected. A U.S. or Israeli nuclear counterattack might set off a war of unprec-edented ferocity throughout the Mideast. There are alternatives to war. We could propose freezing Iraq and Iran’s weapons programs in exchange for the United States’ withdrawal from the Persian Gulf and a similar freeze on Israel’s nuclear program. Or, in exchange for reductions in U.S. arms sales to Turkey and Saudi Arabia, we could negotiate dismantling Iraq’s weapons programs. To promote real peace in the Middle East, we need to take steps to reduce the region’s weapon stockpiles before a local conflict, such as violence in Israel, escalates with cata-strophic consequences. Invading Iraq will only make such conflict more likely. For all of you ready for war, pick up a book on World War I. In it you will find pictures of soldiers blinded and burned by poison gas walking to hospitals single file, hands on the shoulders of the soldier in front of them. Take a long look and ask yourself if you are comfortable with your friends coming home like that.
We could have seen delay and intrusion by outside interests and politi-cians, with closed door discussion at the Board of Regents that would have given the historic perception of intrusion and conflict even if unintended. We did not. We will not. Being more open is, in fact, making us more effective and efficient. The university has needlessly expended a great deal of staff time and expertise in court trying to defend its secret settlements or to justify its hiring and salary procedures. Perhaps, we can serve as a model for the rest of the state. There are other ways, besides bureaucracy, to ensure accountability. Henceforth, the university’s administration will follow the intent of Hawaii’s laws that the provisions requiring open meetings and open records SHALL be liberally construed. Our Board of Regents has its discussions, deliberations and actions as openly as possible, just as the Sunshine law requires. Allow me to give you another example. As you may have heard, on Feb. 1, over 1,400 community members from around Hawai`i convened at the Manoa campus for a strategic planning forum. They were students, faculty, alumni, parents, business owners, elected officials - many fit into more than one category. The plan utilized a method called Open Space Technology, based on the concept that people think and communicate best outside of controlled settings — perhaps the reason why so many of us get our best ideas while in the shower, or driving in the car — both beyond reach of pen and paper — a real challenge after the age of 50. In Open Space, there is no set agenda. Upon their arrival that morning, we asked participants what their highest hope was for Manoa, and how we could overcome the obstacles to achieve the vision. Participants identified 68 actionable plans and led discussions on these items over a seven hour period. There is a tendency to look to others when planning for our own future. “How does Berkeley do it? Cal Tech? Princeton?” This approach is literally counterproductive, as it keeps us from producing ideas that are derived from our unique values as a community. What’s right for Oxford, Yale, Johns Hopkins is not right for Hawai`i and never will be. The Open Space forum helps to keep such “planning through comparison” from happening. It forces us to look deeper, more carefully, more authentically. And it asks us to rely not on others, but on ourselves. History has shown us that the most important resource in any system has no limits once it is released. And that is our imagination. This approach signals — in fact it assures — that the status quo will no longer be acceptable as the university charts its future. But Open Space is more than an approach for planning, or a technique for brainstorming. It is a value itself. In making open community forums a
key part of our planning process, we signal a change in practice within the day-to-day operations of the university. With regards to our planning process, “diversity” is not, then, a state to be achieved, but rather a way of doing things. We value difference, and see that differing viewpoints provide the productive tension that will move UH forward. And by bringing the process into the open, we prevent ideas from being killed off internally by bureaucracy and fixation on the status quo. Open Space, therefore, is a solution to the problem of cynicism, our only true obstacle in this process. Cynicism is insidious because, as a product of insecurity, it comes from within. Concurrent with the planning process, UH has begun national searches to fill the positions of the Manoa Chancellor and athletic director, as well as several deans. The selection of these officials will be open to, and in fact dependent on the participation of faculty and students. To initiate a pro-active stance, I will ask the Office of Information Practices to conduct an in depth workshop for UH personnel as soon as pos-sible. This workshop would be vital for key administrators but would also be open to members of the Board of Regents, to students and community members. The OIP conducted such a workshop on the Big Island. And I under-stand that even the most inquisitive journalists believe that it helped a lot to make government officials there far more responsive to public queries. Sunshine isn’t simply a philosophy about sharing information with the public - it’s part of something larger, and that is getting the public more involved with the process itself. It takes an entire community to make a university great, and by expos-ing the university’s process to the public, we also expose the university to the public’s concerns, ideas and ambitions. I enlist your support in helping me make this University more open, more accessible, more productive. Together, we will ensure that the sun always shines in Hawai`i, and help heal the broken contract between the gov-ernment and the polity which might encourage more people to seek public office and more citizens to register and vote — all under the watchful eye of the press, always with a healthy skepticism, but retreating from any cynicism that has understandably crept into their lives. I thank you and salute all of you here today. Together, we can help people make sense of their government and learn to trust it again. I began my career in public service 36 years ago in the office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts. It was an era when anything seemed possible. I serve now in public life where rather than everything seeming possible, everything instead seems suspect. Let’s make it a future of pos-sibilities once again. Mahalo.
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Speech: Bureaucracy not the only way to be efficientFrom page 2
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Dysfunctional: Problems abound for the Magrath family and their friends From page 3
kill herself. The play also features Rosa Radha Fournier as Chick Boyle, Scot Davis as Doc Porter, and Ka Leo’s own Jeremy Pippin (who sort of looked like Matthew Broderick) as Barnette Lloyd. Boyle is the annoying cousin of the Magrath sisters, who has prob-
lems of her own. Not only doesn’t she realize that she always wears way too much makeup, her children like to eat paint. Porter was on his way to medical school until he hurt his leg when part of a roof collapsed on him while he sat through Hurricane Camille with Meg. At the time, they were a couple and he heard that she said she would marry him
if he stayed with her. After Porter’s injury, however, Meg moved to California to pursue her singing career. Since then he has married a “Yankee” and has two “half-Yankee” children; but that doesn’t stop him from spending a night out with Meg to stare at the moon. Lloyd is Babe’s lawyer in her case against Zachary Botrelle, her recently shot husband. It turns out
Lloyd has a long-standing personal vendetta to settle with Botrelle, which worries Lenny. She wonders if he is willing to ruin Babe’s repu-tation if it helps him to get back at Botrelle. Lloyd assures her that he won’t go that far because he is “fond” of Babe. While “Crimes of the Heart” is ultimately a drama, it contains as many comedic elements as it does problems for its characters. Much of the comedy is rather dark, but not disturbing. For
instance, while Babe’s desire to commit suicide is something very serious, it is mostly presented in a way that evokes laughter without making audience members wonder if such a response is appropriate or not. “Crimes of the Heart” will show from March 21-23 at Kennedy Theatre. One can do far, far worse with four dollars and two hours and twenty minutes of this remarkably entertaining play. It would be a shame not to see it.Lenny (Natalie
McKinney) chas-es Chick Boyle (Rosa Fournier) with a broom in “Crimes of the Heart.”
Page 8 Ka Leo O Hawai’i Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Rainbow Wahine water polo team loses one, wins one
By Richard R. FerrisKa Leo Staff Writer
On Friday, the University of Southern California blew the University of Hawai`i women’s water polo team out of the water with a crushing 15-3 victory. On Saturday, the Rainbows decided that it was better to give a thrashing than receive one, defeating Cal-State Northridge 11-4. The ninth-ranked Rainbow
Wahine (8-7 overall, 2-3 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) were out-matched against USC from the start. It took just 31 seconds for USC utility player Sofia Konoukh to
make the first score of the game. The senior All-American went on to score four more goals for the evening. The ease with which the goal was scored was an indicator of how long the night would be for Hawai`i. Already down 6-1 in the first quarter, the Rainbows had several opportunities to score. However, bad passing and a staunch USC defense dashed any hopes of an upset. “We did get the offensive oppor-tunities and we had horrible, hideous
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1. UCLA 2. Pepperdine 3. Hawai`i 4. BYU 5. Penn State 6. UC Santa -Barbara 7. Stanford 8. Ball State 9. UC Irvine10. Cal StateNorthridge
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The University of Hawai`i women’s golf team will host the Dr. Donnis Thompson Rainbow Wahine Golf Invitational from March 18-20, at the Olomana Golf Links. Twelve teams from around the world make up a diverse field. Five of the teams are ranked inside the Top 50 according to the latest Golfwee/Sagarin rankings. The field includes host Hawai`i, Kent State, Kentucky, New Mexico State Oklahoma, Osaka Gakuin (Japan) Portland, Princeton, Tennesse (4) UTEP, Washington State and Weber State.
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UH Rainbow Wahine Trisha Ramos is up to bat at Friday’s softball game against Loyola Marymount University.
Eye on the ball
Exercise: If it’s not fun, it’s not likely to lastBy Emily McIntyretHe DaiLy UniverSe (BrigHam yoUng U.)
(U-WIRE) PROVO, Utah - When some people think about exercising, they think gym, sweat, and suffer-ing. But experts say exercise does not have to be any of those things. “There is a general idea that you can only be fit if you walk or run for miles each day, but that just isn’t true,” said Barbara Lockhart, professor of physical education. When people are just beginning an exercise program, it is important they do not do to too much, too fast, Lockhart said. “If someone hasn’t been exercis-ing and tries to go run five miles a day it can be discouraging,” she said. Lockhart said she likes to fol-low the new American College of Sports Medicine recommendations for those who are just starting to exercise. “The ACSM guidelines recom-mend that individuals do short bursts of activity to elevate one’s
pulse,” Lockhart said. “I then rec-ommend relaxing to bring the pulse back down.” This kind of exercise builds muscle and muscle burns calo-ries even when you are resting, Lockhart said. “If you walk up the Richards Building stairs your pulse will increase as high as 90 percent of maximum,” Lockhart said. “But that depends on the individual’s level of fitness.” Experts also recommend exercis-ing with other people. “Social support can make exer-cise an enjoyable experience,” said Pat Vehrs, associate professor of physical education. Vehrs said it is important to make exercise fun. “If it’s not fun, chances are pret-ty good that you won’t continue,” Vehrs said. It does not matter what time of the day you exercise, but you should be on a schedule. Exercising right before you go to bed may make a difference in your ability to sleep, but it does not affect the body’s ability to expend
calories, Vehrs said. Exercise does not always have to be aerobic. “I’d recommend weight training, especially for women because it helps offset osteoporosis,” Lockhart said. Continuing to exercise after you have reached a desired weight loss goal is also important. Lockhart said because she has continued exercising through her life, she can do things in her 60s that she did in her 20s. “I can still do sit-ups and push-ups with the same ability I had when I was 20 because I continued to do them,” Lockhart said. Healthy average weight loss is at most one to two pounds per week, Vehrs said. “Switching to a healthier life-style is not always associated with weight loss,” said Merrill Christensen, professor of nutritional science. “The notion of beauty is culture specific,” Christensen said. “In this culture I don’t know why we think everyone has to look the same.”
Ka Leo Staff
The University of Hawai`i Intramurals Department is currently looking for students interested in compet-ing in its annual Bench Press Contest to be held at the University Fitness Center on March 20. Weigh-ins will take place at 6:30 at the University Fitness Center. For more information call the Intramural Office at 956 7694. Students can sign-up until the day of the contest.
Golf teams from around the world to meet at UH
Coach says team can still play better
passes which then resulted in coun-terattacks, which then resulted in the score,” said acting head coach Cindy Rote. “We are still young, we keep our heads down too much and our passing is really off.” The Rainbow Wahine scored a goal in the final seconds of the first quarter but were held scoreless there-after until late in the fourth quarter. The following morning, the Rainbow Wahine switched gears, going from victim to victor. The Wahine opted to use all of their reserve players during this match as they did battle with the Matadors. The Rainbows shot out to a quick 2-0 lead but Northridge did not back down and were only behind 3-2 after the first quarter. The Rainbows finally woke up and held Northridge scoreless in the second and third quarters. It was a memorable game for sophomore driver Traci Trochinski. She led the Rainbows, scoring three goals, with her parents watching. They spent 12 hours in the air and flew more than 5,000 miles from their hometown of Winter Park, Fla., to see their daughter play. “That was great,” said Trochinski. “They are probably my biggest moti-vation — they have been supportive from that far away.” Despite the convincing win, Coach Rote still was not pleased with her team’s overall performance. “A win is a win but we played very poor and our passing was off and we didn’t execute what we had tried to do,” said Rote. “We had a better game yesterday.” The Rainbow Wahine are look-ing to improve their performance for when they face Long Beach State on March 22, 6 p.m. at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
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