This day in history
More Big Island high school students have enlisted as volunteer coffee pickers to save the bumper Kona coffee crop, bringing the total to 92, it was reported today.
In addition to 20 Hilo High School students, a total of 25 Kohala High School volunteers left today for Kona to help harvest the Kona coffee crop, which threatens to rot because of the shortage of pickers.
Twenty-five Laupahoehoe High School students and 22 from Honokaa High have signed up and will leave Wednesday for Kona.
Can chickens transmit rabies? The answer seems to be yes and no, according to Big Island veterinarians.
Drs. Wallace Nagao of Waimea and Kid McCoy of Kahaluu agree the virus has been incubated in chickens in laboratory conditions. However, Dr. Leslie Weight of the state Department of Agriculture in Hilo said Thursday that chickens are not normally considered rabies carriers.
The reason the answer is not clear is that an unwritten rule in veterinary medicine, Weight said, indicates the rabies virus attacks only warm-blooded animals . ... In experimental conditions with the proper high temperature, the disease can be induced into the animal.
HONAUNAU — Green Party mayoral candidate Jack Davis apologized to Democratic opponent Steve Yamashiro for bringing up a decadesold controversy that Yamashiro was never directly linked to, but the debate has yet to be resolved amicably.
“I’m a human being, I make mistakes,” Davis said during a forum sponsored by the South Kona Educational Association.
He said, however, the issue of whether Yamashiro was forced to resign from the Corporation Counsel’s office in 1972 — for which Davis offered no proof — “wasn’t a small matter” and that he only wanted to focus on the “character” issue. …
Yamashiro accepted the apology, but asked that Davis clear up the issue by offering proof he was involved in a questionable land deal.