Here is a real estate update for the island of Kauai. I have been told that a lot of refinancing is happening as interest rates are very low, good news for buyers! With good inventory, motivated Sellers and great interest rates this is a good time to consider a purchase here on Kauai. Call me for more info. For now here is the new listings and closing for the last week here on Kauai: CLICK HERE
*****3 Separate Shocking Airline Incidents*****
There were three separate incidents involving air travel in our friendly Kauai skies this past week.
A week ago Saturday afternoon a 55 year old Idaho man approached the cockpit on a flight from the mainland to Lihue and when two stewardesses stopped him he struck them both in the face and head, the two stewardesses sustained bruising. The man was subdued by three male passengers and an off duty pilot. The man posted bail after being in custody here in Lihue for 24 hours. His court case is set for January.
On an American Airlines flight last Wednesday the police were called by the captain of the flight to council 10 adults for the misbehavior of their children on a flight from LA. A flight attendant said it was ”the worst behavior that they’ve experienced in their days working as flight attendants”. Children ranging from 1 to 12 years old were throwing items and causing huge disturbances to other passengers on the plane. The policeman counseled the adults on how to manage their children and the group was receptive to what the policeman said and stated that the children had become “restless” American Airlines said they planned to send a request to their home office to not allow the group to fly back on their airline.
and also on Wednesday….
A 22 year old male visitor from Oregon who was traveling with his mother was attempting to purchase a ticket to Maui at the Lihue airport Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter. He became unruly and extremely agitated and smashed the check in kiosk machine. Airport security arrived and removed the visitor to the car rental area to subdue him and two officers were injured when the visitor head-butted them. Police arrived to find the man handcuffed and on the ground still yelling obscenities. The Oregon man was put into jail and, as of Saturday, was still in custody.
What a week at the Lihue Airport!!!
*****State Auditor Blasts State For Superferry Special Treatment*****
The news is not too good for the Superferry after the State Auditor got done with her investigation. In her report she stated a troublesome issue was the State acquiescence to the Superferrys start up demands to have taxpayer money finance the ramps needed for the vessels, this in the amount of $40 million dollars. Another serious issue was the fact that the State decided it didn’t need to prepare an environmental impact statement in order to meet the Superferrys start up deadline. After court cases funded by special interest groups were heard the Supreme Court ruled in August of 2007 that the State indeed needed to do such a study and in response our Governor called lawmakers into a special session where they approved a new law allowing the Superferry to continue to operate while the EIS is being done. The State Court is set to hear the legal challenge to that law.
*****Man is Apprehended After 7 Accidents*****
In a 20 minute span a 55 year old Kapaa man got into 7 traffic accidents and was taken into police custody at his home. His first traffic accident happened in Lihue and the Kapaa man did not stop but kept driving north to his home where along the way he hit 6 other cars, never stopping after any of them. The police caught up with the man at the ABC store in Kapaa and the man just kept driving to his home where he was reprehended. Some of the victims were taken to the hospital and the man is being held in jail at this writing.
*****Second Brick Oven Opens In Wailua*****
If you have spent any time here on the South Shore of Kauai hopefully you’ve had the chance to eat at Brick Oven Pizza in Kalaheo which is some of the very BEST pizza here in Kauai and better than I’ve had in my homeland; Orange County California. Brick Oven opened a second location in Wailua on the other side of the street where the Coco Palms is.