This Weeks Letters
ALL ABOUT PROPERTY
May 17, 2007
RE: Maui Time's article
"Road No Longer Traveled" (May 10, 2007). Hamoa Beach is one of the
most beautiful beaches in the world. It is unfortunate that the Hotel
Hana Maui has taken upon itself to claim the beach and restrict access.
I remember back in the late '70s when there was sand all the way up
to the back of the cliffs behind the restroom facilities. It was
grassed over in the early '80s by Rosewood and it brings some questions
Where is the vegetation line at Hamoa Beach? In times of very big
surf, waves have come up as high as the back of the Hotel Hana Maui
restroom facilities. Does this mean that the Hotel Hana Maui has
claimed public property over the years by adding vegetation that was
not there before? What is public property and what is private property?
Handicap accessibility is a must. The path needs to be ADA
compliant. I remember getting hurt in high school in 1987 and being on
crutches for a month. Part of my therapy was to swim each day at Hamoa.
Traversing those steep stairs on a pair of crutches after extensive
knee surgery was extremely difficult.
The County needs to step in and take control of access to Hamoa. If
the Hotel Hana Maui has indeed taken over public lands, their
facilities need to be torn down and replaced with public facilities
that all can use and enjoy.
-David de Jetley, via email
LIKES HAVING ENEMIES
Hi, my name is Dean and I'm pro-life. I'm pro-life and Planned
Parenthood is pro-choice. Let's call Planned Parenthood what they
really are and that is the enemy. Enemy to all pro-lifers. Planned
Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the world. We need
people to stand up for pro-life and not Planned Parenthood. Please stop
supporting Planned Parenthood.
-Dean Clark, Canada
The Editor responds: Considering
your repeated use of the word "enemy" in regards to Planned
Parenthood—an advertiser in this publication, sure—I'm going to guess
that you don't know that they provide a lot more than abortions. But
they do. Check out Mira Allen's "New Doc on the Block"—it's a very good
overview of the clinic in Maui Time's Mar. 29, 2007 issue.
Aloha Braddah Corey [Nielsen]. I just wanted to let you know from
the bottom of my heart, "Thank You." I simply thank you for your kind
words and spiritual message to all of your readers ("Smiles Everyone,
Smiles!" May 3, 2007). I again have been blessed to have this
opportunity of sharing my spirit of aloha and my love for people and my
love for music.
Music to me is a universal language that we all can relate to in so
many different ways, that's only if we allow it to enter into our
hearts and our soul. It wouldn't matter what language it is in, if the
musician is playing and singing from his or her heart and soul; and the
audience allows themselves to open their heart and their souls; they
will be blessed to have the opportunity to feel exactly what the
musician are spiritually sending to them.
That's when I know I have been blessed with another opportunity of
reaching in and caressing them spiritually with my love and music.
Well my friend, again thank you for blessing me and my family. May
God continue to guide and clear your path so you may find your destiny.
-Ernest Puaa, via email
LOVE THOSE DINOSAURS
The dinosaurs at Cabazon were still there when I went to Palm
Springs in November (Holoholo Girl, May 3, 2007). Two big ones and a
couple of smaller ones. The place seems to be run by some sort of
fundamentalist group and has an exhibit titled "Evolution, fact or
We did not go in, but I got my picture taken with the Tyrannosaurus
rex, which I used as my Christmas card. I HOPE they are still there and
you just missed them. Thanks for mentioning Shame on the Moon. We love
- Kimble, Kihei
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