2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 5 Nov 2003 17:39:30 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Calm opposition weighs against mobile brigade
Calm opposition weighs against mobile brigade
Only one person at a public meeting voices support for the Army's plans
for Hawaii
By Diana Leone, dleone@starbulletin.com
November 5, 2003

About 200 people, dozens carrying protest signs, expressed their
opposition last night to the Army's plans to bring a Stryker brigade to

The public hearing at the Turtle Bay Resort was the last of four Oahu
meetings on private property to solicit public comment. At the first two
meetings last week, seven people were arrested for trespassing for
carrying protest signs, which the Army had banned. Army officials
backtracked on the ban at the third meeting last week and at last
night's meeting no tempers flared and the audience was respectful of the

Led by kupuna Cathleen and Creighton Mattoon, about 50 people chanted in
a processional from the front of the Turtle Bay Resort to a meeting room
inside, just before the Army began receiving testimony at 7 p.m.

A total of 155 people testified on the draft environmental impact
statement at the four Oahu meetings, said Army spokesman Maj. John

After two hours of testimony last night involving about 60 people, only
one person, Bud Ebel, spoke in favor of bringing the Stryker brigade

Two meetings will be held on the Big Island this week and public
comments will be accepted by the Army through Jan. 3.

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