Friday, June 24, 2022
Editor's Note: This piece was re-published with permission of Paul Stevens, the author of this story and Editor, Connecting Newsletter, a publication for former and retired AP people as well as industry friends. We thank him for allowing us to honor the life of...
  Story and pictures by Allan Seiden We arrived on a wintry day with powerful winds blowing in from the south. It was the last days of May, an iffy time weather-wise along this part of the East Coast: It could be sunny and in the 80s, or cold and blustery,...
Let’s face it folks. We’ve spent a helluva lot more time in our kitchens in the last year or so than we ever dreamed possible. We’ve had no choice but to prepare nearly 100% more of our own meals. Not all of those meals were healthy and...
If you’re in downtown Honolulu and you’re driving past Restaurant Row, you’re likely to see a sign on the makai side saying, “Foreign Trade Zone No. 9.” In this country, a foreign trade zone (FTZ) is a geographical area, in (or adjacent to) a...
BY TED LANDPHAIR - The real-estate consortium that is organizing a public stock offering for the world-famous Empire State Building might consider this pitch line, slightly modified from the old slogan that worked splendidly for Avis Rent-a-Car: We’re No. 2! — Again No. 2 in height in New York City, that...
This is the second part of a two-part inteview I did with Julie Christensen. As alluded to in the first part of this conversation, I met Julie Christensen while working on a family history project. Julie’s mom went to high school with my late...
REPORT FROM ESTATELY - The year may be 2014, but that doesn’t mean every American is truly living in the present. There is a large swath of the country that still waxes nostalgic for the decade of the 1980s. For those who still keep time on their Swatch watches there are a handful of...
Senate Bill 2696, which the Senate has just given to the House for consideration, is a bill “Relating to Green Fees.”  These green fees have nothing to do with playing golf, however; they are per visitor, per stay charges the money from which goes to protect and preserve the environment.  Some national governments...
Fiji is back in the tourism business. The South Pacific Island nation closed its borders to international tourists in March 2020, and remained closed for nearly two years, reopening on 1 December 2021. During this period, all of us have had the opportunity to...
With the incredible failure in planning and leadership, not to mention the almost belligerent reluctance to act on the part of the Biden administration on the issue of Afghanistan – and the subsequent posturing by the mainstream media and the political Left, the time has arrived for...