Welcome to my little corner of Wikinews, where it's never colder than 60°F (or 16°C for the metric-minded). Pull up a chair, pour yourself some pineapple juice, and let's talk story.

About me


I was born, raised, and live on the beautiful windward side of the island of Oahu, and work as an information technology professional at a major health insurer in Honolulu. In my spare time I like running, music, and writing. I keep a blog on the side (that's my outlet for my POVs so I don't bring it here). [1]

My goals


I'll be writing about most anything here, but I also plan to keep my eye out for stories about my home state that may have national or international implications...bringing the aloha spirit to Wikinews.

I'm also trying my hand at recording the newsbriefs for Audio Wikinews...indulging my inner news anchor.  :)

I also contribute under this username at Wikipedia.

Articles I've created/rewritten

  1. Michael Morales execution postponed indefinitely, February 22, 2006
  2. U.S. appeals court to reconsider Hawaiians-only admission policy, February 26, 2006
  3. Rainy weather in Hawaii enters sixth week, March 30, 2006
  4. Sewage spill fouls Waikiki Beach, March 31, 2006
  5. Flooding in Honolulu wreaks havoc, April 2, 2006
  6. Waikiki beaches reopen after sewage spill, April 4, 2006
  7. Massachusetts lawmakers enact plan for universal health coverage, April 7, 2006
  8. Honolulu man dies after fall into sewage-contaminated harbor, April 8, 2006
  9. Tennessee hit with second wave of tornadoes; 12 dead, April 8, 2006
  10. Prodi claims victory in Italian election; Berlusconi refuses to concede, April 10, 2006
  11. Israeli PM Ariel Sharon declared 'permanently incapacitated', April 11, 2006
  12. 10-year-old Oklahoma girl found murdered, April 16, 2006
  13. Suspect in Oklahoma girl's murder blogged about depression, "dangerously weird" fantasies, April 17, 2006
  14. 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Kamchatka peninsula, April 21, 2006
  15. Jawad al-Maliki named Iraqi prime minister, April 22, 2006
  16. Nagin, Landrieu advance to runoff in New Orleans mayoral election, April 23, 2006
  17. Linux distributors agree on standard for desktop software, April 24, 2006
  18. Alabama postal workers and customers become ill, suspicious substance found, April 26, 2006
  19. U.S. Web host target of denial-of-service attack, April 29, 2006
  20. Spanish-language version of U.S. anthem stirs controversy, April 29, 2006
  21. Hawaii legislature reaches agreement to suspend gasoline price cap, April 30, 2006
  22. 8.0 magnitude earthquake occurs near Tonga, May 3, 2006
  23. Michelle Wie makes cut in Korean men's golf tournament, May 6, 2006
  24. Israeli gasoline supplier to Palestinians cuts supply, May 12, 2006
  25. Native Hawaiian sovereignty bill to be debated in U.S. Senate in June, May 13, 2006
  26. Honolulu police shoot gunman in standoff, May 15, 2006
  27. Hawaii to spend $4.9M on coqui frog eradication, May 17, 2006
  28. Hawaii governor Lingle lobbies GOP for Akaka Bill passage, May 18, 2006
  29. 'Da Vinci Code' opens in theaters, sparks controversy, May 19, 2006
  30. Ray Nagin re-elected New Orleans mayor, May 20, 2006
  31. 'Naked Guy' Andrew Martinez dies, May 20, 2006
  32. Hurricane forecasters: Up to 10 hurricanes in Atlantic, May 23, 2006
  33. British sailor resumes around-the-world voyage after stop in Hawaii, May 24, 2006
  34. U.S. appeals court upholds Honolulu aerial ad ban, May 25, 2006


I, User:Messedrocker, award you a barnstar. Instead of following Wikinews tradition and getting into a petty argument over something like how to cite AP, you held a civil, non-hostile, and peaceful conversation with Mrmiscellanious. This level of agreeing-to-settle is indeed welcome on Wikinews, and I praise it. Well done. 18:47, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

And a little note on etymology...


If it weren't for Hawaiian (which lent us the word wikiwiki for 'quick,' from which the technical term 'wiki' derives), this project would probably be called...hmmm...Quickienews?

en-N This user is a native English speaker.