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Yu Shing Ting
On the Move // A Mom’s Weight Loss Inspiration
Moms will do anything for their children, and for 31-year-old Lori Butierries, that included losing weight. A dedicated stay-at-home mom, Butierries has a six-year-old son...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Allowing Nui To Go To A Better Place
I hate you, cancer. Like a cowardly burglar, you sheepishly enter homes in the middle of the night and destroy lives. It’s as if you...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Octogenarian Coach Back On The Field
I recently received the most wonderful email from a MidWeek reader. Lee Hanta, a former baseball player at Kaiser High and then later at Louisiana...

Yu Shing Ting
On the Move // Mind Your Head, Hips And Heels
When it comes to doing push-ups, remember the three H’s — head, hips and heels. “These should all stay aligned throughout the movement (see photo...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Aboard Hokule‘a With Pwo Thompson
Pwo (master) navigator Nainoa Thompson took great care when he and other leaders of Polynesian Voyaging Society assembled the crew that would sail Hokule’a to...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // An Amazing May For Saint Louis
When the Saint Louis Crusaders beat Mililani to win the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I baseball championship, it was the end of a...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Opihi: The Delicacy Of Death
It is a classic example of supply and demand — and in this case, the demand is often higher than the supply. “You get opihi?”...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // We’ll Remember Always, Graduation Day
There’s a time for joy A time for tears A time we’ll treasure through the years We’ll remember always Graduation day The Four Freshmen sang...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // The Magical UH Spring Of 1979
With the NCAA baseball tournament in full swing and every team working so hard to win and advance, it’s fun to remember the first time...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Taking A Breather From Hot Air
Sometimes even legends need a break. It can be difficult to say goodbye to the ones you love. Farewells can be emotional, such as when...

Yu Shing Ting
On the Move // The Right Form For Running
While at the gym recently, MidWeek editor Don Chapman noticed some people on the treadmills displaying all different forms of running – from how their...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Trading Coaching Time For Grandpa Time
After 40 years of coaching some of Hawaii’s top up-and-coming swimmers, including the last 10 years as head coach of Aulea Swim Club in Kailua,...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Grassroots Effort By Friends Of Kewalo
Grassroots efforts: It’s a simple concept, but one that can be very powerful and effective. When executed properly, it can make any corporation, business entity...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Sam TV Is Wrong Venue For Change
Michael Sam wants to be a football player, no different from any other. Now he is. Seeing the opportunity to cash in on his story,...

Yu Shing Ting
On the Move // Kendama Tourney Aids Kapiolani
Kendamas continue to be a popular activity in Hawaii, with events happening regularly throughout the island. So when 11-year-old Luke Henderson and his 9-year-old brother...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Isle Swimmer Takes On Red River
Kaneohe’s Mike Miller, one of Hawaii’s premier long-distance swimmers, just turned 60 years old. So how’s he going to celebrate? How about swimming in North...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Learning To Dive Responsibly
I watch with much satisfaction as he meticulously prepares for his dive. He carefully looks over his equipment, making sure everything is sound and safe....

Steve Murray
Hot Air // New Contract May Indicate Good News
University of Hawaii athletics director Ben Jay is in the process of negotiating a contract extension for men’s basketball coach Gib Arnold. Arnold is signed...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Elite Camps For Rising Hoops Stars
How good of a basketball player can your rising hoops star become? Byron Mello thinks he or she can be among the elite. That’s why...

Yu Shing Ting
On the Move // Losing Weight A Pound, Inch At A Time
Thirty-six-year-old Caroline Justo has struggled with her weight throughout her life, and says she was always “one of the bigger girls.” But when the scale...


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