Daily Archives: 06/19/2005

Sending Out An S.O.S – Sending Out An S.O.S.

Here’s an interesting story: A Dededo resident found a message in a bottle from California family. The bottle was tossed into the ocean at Dana Point, California in October 2003. Inside was a message, five dollars, a California lottery ticket, a pair of dice, and a certificate for a four-day, three night stay at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. Apparently the bottle was cast into the sea in memory of a man that loved gambling. Funny how something like that could end up on the rocky beaches of Fadian Cove.

ESPN Apologizes To Guam

Thanks to the nonstop efforts of the PDN and Madeleine Bordallo, ESPN issued an apology to the people of Guam for Mike Ogle’s cockfighting article that so many found offensive.

Seems Mike Ogle’s friends find this all a little silly. Can’t say I disagree. It was certainly not the greatest piece of nincompoofery ever written about Guam, but I don’t think it warranted the weeks and weeks of front page coverage in the PDN. That’s just egregious. But he certainly pegged Madeleine as somebody with nothing better to do in Congress.

As I said a few weeks ago though, Dr. Lujan will take every opportunity to drive his ‘statesiders’ versus the island folk wedge into the heart of the community.