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2004


December


Dian Dooley:‘Tis the Season to be Stressing – How Can Food and Nutrition Help? — Island Scence, 12/29/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Vitamins can help ease pain in joints. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/27/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Santa might be fat, but he’s still fit. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/20/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Lessons in home cooking make perfect gift for men. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/13/2004


Dean Andy Hashimoto and others are cited in an article that illustrates how agriculture in Hawaii is changing. Agriculture's contributions to the state's economy, employment, and ambiance are summarized. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/12/2004


In a feature on the future of Hawaii's agricultural lands, CTAHR Board of Advisors member Dean Okimoto recommends that the state use regulations and financial incentives to support Hawaii's farmers. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/12/2004


Winter is the season for citrus fruits, and Jari Sugano offers advice to backyard growers of sweet oranges. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/10/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Wasted food hurts many. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/6/2004


Dr. Phil’s Farewell Tour. — CTAHR feature story, 12/2/2004



November


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Alcohol adds to holiday weight gain. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/29/2004


Entomology graduate student Darcy Oishi, an employee of Hawaii Department of Agriculture, and Mandy Anhalt, a senior entomology major and HDOA intern, inspect Christmas trees for potentially invasive species that might arrive from the mainland as stowaways. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/29/2004


Dian Dooley: Eat Your Vegetables and Fruits – (Mom was right!) — Island Scence, 11/24/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Turkey feast brings chance of illnesses. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/22/2004


CTAHR Board of Advisors member Susan Matsushima is among the farmers working to keep the fertile lands of Oahu’s North Shore in agriculture. — Pacific Business Nsws, 11/19/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Study warns against high doses of vitamin E. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/15/2004


Samir El-Swaify helps explain how a 50-year storm flooded buildings on the UH-Manoa campus. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/14/2004


Extension agent Jari Sugano is one of four new gardening columnists for the Honolulu Advertiser. Her monthly Friday column will focus on how to grow fruits and vegetables. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/12/2004


Jari Sugano: Eggplants grow best in well-drained soil and full sunlight. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 11/12/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Iron deficiency might play role in jittery legs. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/8/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Heart health requires a varied diet. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/1/2004



October


Dr. Hong Na Young, a professor of Asian costume history at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, is visiting CTAHR through February 2005. She has guest-curated an exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Arts (through Jan. 16) titled "From Flat to Contoured Body Form," which features Asian clothing fashioned from a single piece of cloth. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/31/2004


In an Op-Ed essay, Hector Valenzuela articulates some of the concerns of those opposed to the planting of genetically engineered 'Rainbow' papaya and briefly notes some of the qualities of an "organic/sustainable" agricultural paradigm for Hawaii. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/31/2004


In "Brick and Click Retail," a class offered by the Apparel Product Design and Merchandising program, undergraduate students establish a profitable business venture in one semester. Students learn to be successful entrepreneurs by guiding their businesses through the challenges of concept development, market analysis, and finance. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/31/2004


Dian Dooley: The Mystery Nutrient: What am I? — Island Scence, 10/27/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Fatty acids are not all created equal. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/25/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Triathletes pique curiosity of scientists. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/18/2004


Dean Andy Hashimoto discusses the genetically modified ringspot-virus-resistant papaya that CTAHR helped develop. He reiterates the college’s commitment to aiding all farmers and supporting all agricultural methods. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/17/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: High-carb food can be a gas to eat at times. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/11/2004


Guest chef Wanda Adams offers a unique perspective on the 2004 Taste of the Hawaiian Range. She gives a rave review to Chef Mavro's tripe stew recipe and touts the culinary merits of Yamashiro Farms' fresh wasabi. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/6/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: The benefits of stretching differ with various sports. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/4/2004


Entomology students Adam Vorsino and Leyla Valdivia share insect-laced desserts with the public at the 2004 Maui County Fair. — Maui News, 10/2/2004



September


Ramon de la Pena, a CTAHR alumnus whose long tenure with the college includes service as an agronomist and professor emeritus, has been appointed to the University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/30/2004


Island chefs turn forage-fed beef, lamb, mutton, bison, and goat and free-range chicken into savory dishes at the ninth annual CTAHR food show, Mealani’s A Taste of the Hawaiian Range, held this year at Hilton Waikoloa Village. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/29/2004


CTAHR’s Gernot Presting is part of an effort to understand how the centromere, a structural component of chromosomes, functions in corn. The long-term goal is to be able to construct artificial corn chromosomes. — Southeast Farm Press, 9/29/2004


Dian Dooley: Food for Thought – A column about nutrition and the foods we eat. — Island Scence, 9/29/2004


Bill, a 500-pound pumpkin, is expected to be a star attraction at the Maui County Fair held September 30–October 3. Harold Keyser, Maui County’s CES administrator and coordinator of the fair’s horticulture exhibit, expects Bill to set records. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/27/2004


CTAHR is a co-host of the 2004 Hawaii Agriculture Conference to be held Oct. 21-22 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort. Ag tourism and farm theft are among the topics to be addressed. — Pacific Business News, 9/27/2004


In recognition of Family Day, the fourth Monday in September, Ann Tom and Ivette Stern of CTAHR’s Center on the Family promote the benefits of turning off the television and sitting down to family dinner. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/22/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: A healthy focus on the heart. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/20/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Low-carb diet fad first showed up in 1860s. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/13/2004


Through the T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) Student Mentoring Project at Kauai High School, juniors and seniors share their knowledge and insight with incoming freshman to help ease the transition from middle school to high school. CTAHR’s Laura Kawamura is the adult advisor for this 4-H pilot program. — The Garden Island, 9/7/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Abrupt decline in exercise shows up in body fat gain. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/6/2004


Investigations on coffee green scale conducted by Robert Hollingsworth (USDA-ARS-PBARC) and CTAHR’s Arnold Hara have contributed to the lifting of a fifty-year ban on Hawaii export of potted or cut gardenias to the U.S. mainland. — Agricultural Research, 9/1/2004



August


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Supplements require buyers choose wisely. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/30/2004


CTAHR entomologist Ronald Mau and team members of the Hawai'i Fruit Fly Area-Wide Pest Management suppression program achieve a breakthrough in the state's fight against crop-damaging fruit flies. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 8/27/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Premium breakfast fuels a better day. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/23/2004


At the new Children’s Garden at Pearl City’s Urban Garden Center, learning about plants is child’s play. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/20/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Allergen labeling law will save lives. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/16/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Ginger, ginseng pose risks. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/9/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Cracks found in latest egg study. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/2/2004



July


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Exercise helps prevent and treat cancers. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/26/2004


Putting good health in your hands. — CTAHR feature story, 7/23/2004


CTAHR Board of Advisor members Susan Matsushima (Alluvion Farms) and Ernest Tottori (HPC Foods) are among the Oahu producers featured in an article highlighting diversified agriculture on the North Shore. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/21/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: How to eat best when eating fast. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/19/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Research your fast-food choices online. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/12/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Healthy habits help protect the prostate. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/5/2004


4-Hers bring their animals to compete for prizes and buyers at the Hawaii 4-H Farm Fair, held this year for the first time at Oahu’s Kualoa Ranch. Brent Buckley notes the importance of educating city dwellers about where their food comes from. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/1/2004



June


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Vegetarian physician debunks dietary myths. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/28/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Health push focuses on lower-fat milk. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/21/2004


Hawaii's families at your fingertips. — CTAHR feature story, 6/15/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Fat that lies beneath carries more risk. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/14/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Summer time is fluid time to stay safe. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/7/2004


Hawaiian Airlines passengers can learn about the history of Big Island cattle ranching from an in-flight magazine article that features Kahua Ranch and its retired president, CTAHR Board of Advisors member Monty Richards. — Hana Hou, 6/7/2004


Center on the Family’s director, Sylvia Yuen, contends that Hawaii’s 20th-place ranking in the national 2004 Kids Count report on child well-being could be worse, but should be much better. CoF’s Marika Ripke, the project director for Hawaii Kids Count, recommends an increased focus on the state’s “disconnected youth,” 18- to 24-year-olds who are neither working nor pursuing higher education. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 6/3/2004


Center on the Family’s director, Sylvia Yuen, contends that Hawaii’s 20th-place ranking in the national 2004 Kids Count report on child well-being could be worse, but should be much better. CoF’s Marika Ripke, the project director for Hawaii Kids Count, recommends an increased focus on the state’s “disconnected youth,” 18- to 24-year-olds who are neither working nor pursuing higher education. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/3/2004


Derek Kurisu, Executive Vice President of KTA Super Stores and a CTAHR Board of Advisors member, is lauded for his commitment to Hawaii agriculture, his involvement with the local community, and KTA’s exceptional customer service. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 6/1/2004



May


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: How to keep bacteria off the menu. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/31/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Too fast, too furious exercise is 'pain, no gain.' — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/24/2004


Fashion-design students of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences market their creations at Macy's. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/20/2004


Family Resources students Johnette Maielua and Emily Koga celebrate graduation. Both plan to pursue advanced degrees. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/17/2004


Family Resources students Johnette Maielua and Emily Koga celebrate graduation. Both plan to pursue advanced degrees. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/17/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Food fears may aggravate acne. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/17/2004


Responding to a May 10 commentary by Bill Freese, Ania Wieczorek encourages the coexistence of conventional, organic, and biotech agriculture in Hawaii. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/16/2004


The second annual Live Fast and Die Pretty show, featuring diverse designs by APDM students, draws a crowd to UH-Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 5/10/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Demands of exercise different for children and adults. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/10/2004


Virginia Easton Smith reports on efforts to control banana bunchy top virus on the Big Island and describes symptoms to help growers and homeowners identify infected trees. — West Hawaii Today, 5/7/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Exam cram requires good food, rest. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/3/2004


CTAHR Board of Advisors member Monty Richards of Big Island's Kahua Ranch discusses decades in the cattle business and the challenges of agricultural diversification. Brent Buckley praises Richards for his longstanding openness to innovation. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 5/1/2004



April


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Study finds diet can affect kidney stones. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/26/2004


Scot Nelson describes recent outbreaks banana bunchy top virus as a major threat to Hawaii’s banana industry. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/24/2004


Students in the Apparel Design and Product Merchandising program prepare for their senior final fashion show and share their post-graduation plans. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/23/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Exercise-induced asthma is a common but manageable condition. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/19/2004


“First Date,” a May 2004 event hosted by Macy’s Ala Moana, will give some APDM students an opportunity to sell the garments they’ve designed. — Ka Leo, 4/15/2004


Oahu-based Extension agent Claire Nakatsuka coordinates a 4-H program in which youth ages 11–17 read to younger children. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/12/2004


The latest tool that Arnold Hara and colleagues have identified to fight the coqui frog infestation is hydrated lime, a soil amendment. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/12/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Is high fructose corn syrup making us fat? — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/12/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Weight-loss supplements offer no safe magic bullets. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/5/2004



March


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Indium claims questionable. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/29/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Here is some sunny news about an essential vitamin. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/22/2004


A "not welcome" mat for a noisy pet. — CTAHR feature story, 3/17/2004


CTAHR's Janice Uchida and Harry Ako are examining ways to control the infestation of apple snails and taro pocket rot; the two have plagued the taro industry for years and caused the taro production to hit record low statewide. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/16/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Slow fat loss key to lasting weight loss. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/15/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Shrinking super sizes is a good start. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/8/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Walk honors DJ Wili Moku. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/1/2004


Hawaii researchers, led by CTAHR's Adelheid Kuehnle, are working on breeding the world's first blue orchid. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 3/1/2004



February


Hawaii farmers, including CTAHR Board of Advisors member Dean Okimoto, discuss weather-related crop losses brought on by recent storms. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 2/25/2004


Want a slim waist? Just say moo. — CTAHR feature story, 2/24/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Shaping up when you're out of shape. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/23/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Overall health more critical than body size. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/16/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Physicians urged to join war on obesity. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/9/2004


Shielding babies from the ice storm. — CTAHR feature story, 2/2/2004


An Eye and Ears for the Corn Market. — News at UH, 2/2/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Can you blame your genes for tight jeans? — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/2/2004


Dean Andy Hashimoto describes the 2004 legislative proposals of the Agriculture Working Group. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 2/1/2004



January


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Results mixed for hormones. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/26/2004


CTAHR economist PingSun Leung discusses the reasons behind Hawaii prawn farming’s decline during the past 20 years. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 1/26/2004


Samir El-Swaify describes the challenging conditions that students face at the Iraqi agriculture schools that are partnering with CTAHR through a USAID grant. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/19/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Wild or farmed, salmon is safe. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/19/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Calcium can help kids cut body fat. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/12/2004


CTAHR Battles Food Illness. — News at UH, 1/12/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Mad cow disease questions answered by CTAHR's Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs. — News at UH, 1/5/2004


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Take steps against colds. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/5/2004


Dean Andrew Hashimoto talks about the impact of federal funding on the College and the community. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 1/1/2004


CTAHR’s David Christopher, John Hu, and Robert Paull are among the researchers working to make pineapples nematode- and mealybug-wilt-resistant and to prevent precocious flowering. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 1/1/2004