Quantcast
  

Thursday, April 17, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Off the News

For Friday, July 8, 2011


POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 02:23 p.m. HST, Aug 05, 2011



We're getting fatter, but so is everyone else

The only thing that makes this statistic easier to stomach is that the news elsewhere is so much worse.

Speaking of stomachs: Hawaii's are way bigger than they used to be, but because fatness has become such an American plague, this state has the fifth-lowest obesity rate in the country. In 1995, about 11-12 percent of the state's people were obese, and now that has doubled to 23.1 percent.

The report, which comes from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, says Hawaii may be helped by being one of 16 states with laws allowing roads to be safely accessed by cyclists and pedestrians. Our road safety activists could set the researchers straight on that.

Can Don Ho be saved?

At Don Ho's Island Grill, it's no longer "Tiny Bubbles" but rather, Tiny Troubles. Better make that Big Troubles, as in money woes, as in temporary closure.

A popular venue that launched in 1999 with the namesake iconic entertainer in the house, the Aloha Tower Marketplace restaurant has recently encountered payroll and other problems. An abrupt closure occurred this week, though its owner hopes to reopen for daily operations after August. Whether it does so under the Don Ho name is in question. So much for the song's sentiments: "With a feeling that I'm gonna love you till the end of time."






 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Latest News/Updates