The Sour Poi Awards 2012
Celebrating the best of the worst of 2012—the dumb, the deranged and the indefensible.
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THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT BY “TAKE OUT”
The Joyful Garden Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Windward City Shopping Center got a nasty surprise in October when a truck smashed through the glass of its front window into a VIP room. No one was injured.
In October, a tow truck hauling a forklift collided with a pedestrian overpass in ‘Aiea, ripping down a 30-foot, 5-ton section of the bridge. (The forklift was taller than the 15-foot-6-inch height of the walkway.) No one was injured, but the accident snarled traffic for hours, and the state Department of Transportation estimated that repairs would cost as much as $300,000.
WHAT THE HAIL?
A heavy thunderstorm battered the Windward Side in March, bringing a tornado through Lanikai and dropping hail of record-breaking size in Kailua. One resident collected a piece of hail 4.25 inches long—the largest ever recorded in Hawaii.
POOR HAWAII :(
The U.S. Census Bureau last year revised the way it measures poverty. The new method, which takes into account the varying costs of living in different states, reports that 17.4 percent of Hawaii residents live in poverty—the seventh highest rate in the nation. It had previously been the 18th lowest.