Saturday, January 10, 2009

50th state news and newsmakers ...

Examples of stories with ties to Hawaii making news in January.
1) I read today that Jason Momoa (Hawaii born Stargate Atlantis actor) and Lisa Bonet welcomed their new baby boy. They named him Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. I don't know why some media stories made a big deal saying that it was 'bizarre'. It's not unusual in the Hawaiian culture.
2) George W. Bush announced the nomination of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre for consideration to the World Heritage List. The Monument, which includes the islands and waters of the northwestern Hawaiian archipelago, is the nation's largest protected area. Check this website for beautiful pics
3) and of course, Barack Obama becomes the 44th President!

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