The 124th birthday of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin is a couple weeks away, and reader Bill Hicks has a suggestion:
I admired the Aeronca 65TC at the airport Sunday night when dropping our son off to return to Chicago. It’s a great addition and mahalo for your efforts in putting it up.
I just sent the following letter to the editor. I hope you — or someone else on the staff — will have something special published to commemorate February 1st:
I really appreciated the Board of Directors’ holiday greetings published on Christmas day. The many prominent local names on the board reflect the local roots of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The picture of The Hawaiian Star building also reinforced the long history of this newspaper, the oldest daily in Honolulu, dating back to February 1, 1882. I would suggest that on February 1, 2005, your edition should really be Vol. 124, No. 1 instead of Vol. 4, No. 321, but if that isn’t so, I will at least look forward to reading some more about your long and eventful history on that date. Best wishes to the Star-Bulletin for a great 2005 and mahalo for your service to the community. Aloha Bill Hicks
I can add only that the volume-number change also caught the newspaper’s own staff by surprise.