Today in West Hawaii history | May 29

May 29, 1984: The Department of the Interior intends to push ahead with its proposal to lease undersea areas for mining purposes off the West Coast and in Hawaii. This efforts comes in the face of a sound rejection of the idea by Oregon and California legislators and conservation groups that called for five years more of study. Meanwhile, Interior Secretary William Clark has formed a partnership with Gov. George Ayiyoshi and the State of Hawaii in an attempt to prepare a similar EIS for lease sales of the sea bottom surrounding the Hawaiian Island chain. Most of the public testimony taken at hearings in Honolulu and Hilo was opposed to the idea, according to John Wiltshire, ocean resources manager for the state Department of Planning and Economic Development. He said most of the opposition focused on Hawaii’s pristine, undeveloped environment which attracts most new residents to the islands. Concerns included air and water pollution, a desire to keep a particular lifestyle, protection of endangered species like whales, marine pollution in general, proliferation of heavy industry and Native Hawaiian rights.

May 29, 1994: Parents of Konawaena High School students will be asked to allow their children to complete a health risk and behavior survey. The survey, administered by the Department of Health to participating schools across the state, touches on the subject areas of alcohol and drug use and sexual activity as well as health and safety issues such as eating habits and seat belt use. School surveys with sensitive subjects need prior written parental permission.

Greg Wolfe pours in 24 points and the Hustlers defeat Real Estate Consultants of Kona, 50-41, to win the championship of the Kona Makule Basketball League halfcourt division on May 16. Members of the team were Chuck Corbe, Greg Wolfe, Ladd Abat, Michael Arnold and Tom Brennan.

May 29, 2004: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day. May 29, 2004, was a Saturday.