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Kauai Chief Judge Randal Valenciano article top Kauai Chief Judge Randal Valenciano EDITOR’S NOTE: This was the statement by Kauai Chief Judge Randal Valenciano Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, before he sentenced retired auto dealer Jimmy Pflueger to 7 months in prison on a reckless endangering charge related to the March 14, 2006 breach of his dam at Ka Loko on Kauai, which killed 7 people. Mr. Pflueger’s company, 808 Properties, took responsibility through a plea agreement for the 7 manslaughter counts originally filed against Mr. Pflueger. Saying the court cannot be bought, the judge also reduced the fine against Pacific…

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Photo by PNW ProductionLas Vegas is fun to visit year-round. The city has many attractions for man and beast, both indoors and outdoors.You probably associate Las Vegas with casinos, fine dining, spectacular shows, and high fashion shops. It is indeed the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” However, it is also a fun destination when traveling with your four-legged friend.You and your constant companion can enjoy an unforgettable adventure with a little forward-thinking. Here are some ideas for your pet-friendly RV adventure in Las Vegas.RV Adventure ItineraryOnce you hit the road in an RV, anything goes. The roadways are wide enough…

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article top by Rob Kay Editor’s Note: This is the first of several interviews conducted with Tim Harmsen. If you’re interested in Tim’s picks for the AK be sure and read his interview at the The AK-47 Buyers guide. inline When I was a kid I remember sitting in front of our black & white TV watching Julia Child, the French Chef, with my dad. A graduate of hotel and restaurant management school, he knew his way around a kitchen. He nodded approvingly at her tomato slicing technique as if to say ‘she knows her business’. He then mentioned another…

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A pet owner looks at her dog. Photo: VCG Following the opening of China’s first lounge for pets waiting to board on flights at the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport on May 8 in South China’s Guangdong Province, passengers have engaged in discussions about whether pets could also board high-speed railways. The China railway customer service center initiated a survey concerning the transportation of pet on high-speed railways in May, which sparked heated debates on the internet. The center said on Saturday that it would listen to various opinions and conduct a feasibility study of pet consignment on high-speed trains based on the survey…

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article top How does a national leader deal with the future of the world when he doesn’t personally have a future in that world?  As the confrontation with Russia escalates into nuclear threats, there is a risk the world is facing that has not been clearly stated. It has to do with the ages of Presidents Biden and Putin, both in their 70s. inline There is no mandatory retirement age for politicians. As a senior member of society myself, I appreciate that there are no agist biases limiting elder statesmen from continuing to participate in politics. Hopefully, their age brings…

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Adapted from a press release.Mars Inc. announces a partnership with Tripadvisor, kicking off in the U.S. market with plans for future global expansion. According to Mars, through a new cobranded digital hub, consumers will be inspired by and connected to pet-friendly communities across Tripadvisor’s platform, while businesses will be encouraged to realize the cultural, well-being and financial benefits of becoming pet-friendly. Despite 73% of U.S. Tripadvisor users owning pets, less than 1% of Tripadvisor’s U.S. restaurants are currently listed as pet-friendly, demonstrating a need for more pet-friendly businesses.The collaboration furthers the broader Mars Petcare Purpose — A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS…

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article top Readers of this column will know that I had the opportunity to review the (10mm) Glock 40 Gen4 MOS. This highly versatile handgun is a great candidate for hunting, self-defense and target shooting. The 10mm round packs a wallop without excessive recoil and has flat shooting ballistics similar to a .357 or .41 magnum. What distinguishes this model is Glock’s new mounting system called the MOS (Modular Optic System), which easily allows a red-dot optic to be placed on the slide. You might ask, what more could one possible want? inline Lock rings (as on this crimp die) are…

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10 POSTS Born and raised in New York City, he earned BA and MA degrees in Philosophy at Hunter College of the City University of New York and then continued his graduate studies in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology working under the mentorship of Marvin Minsky. Joseph worked as a part time content and copy editor for Harvard University Press (science and medicine) while attending M.I.T. After ten years as a university lecturer, researcher and administrator, he started and managed an advertising / public relations firm in San Diego, CA that…

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article top If you’ve been reading my columns over the last few months, you’ll note I’ve been somewhat obsessed with finding the ultimate pair of do-anything pants. As I start to reengage with the post Covid, outside world, I want to be ready for just about any occasion. Evidently, I’m not alone. inline The pandemic has transformed my relationship with clothing and just about everyone else’s. The Brooklyn-based company sells men’s clothing along with bags and accessories strictly online. People in general are buying fewer garments. According to a recent piece in Fast Company, fashion industry revenues dropped about one third…

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“Crossover” wear, clothing that can be worn in the wilderness, at home, at work and on social occasions is the rage these days. High-end brands such as Kuhl have become popular with everyone from hikers to secret service personnel. This style of wear is better tailored and more durable than run of the mill “tactical” clothing. They are also more expensive. In this post, I update on two pair of Kuhl pants after eight months of constant wear. During those months, I kept asking two questions of the pants: Is design-for-flexibility worth the extra cost? How well do the pants really hold up?…

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