MAYOR CALDWELL CONCEALS FACTS AROUND DEATH OF HIPPOPOTAMUS
Carroll talks about the death of "Rosey" the hippopotamus at the Honolulu Zoo, and how Mayor Caldwell's administration is not answering Carroll's questions, even though they answered questions they received from other media outlets. Carroll's sources indicate Rosey died due to mishandling during a contractor's repairs to the hippo exhibit. However,
answers provided by the city to other news stations deny that possibility and indicate the necropsy results were inconclusive. Work on the three million dollar filtration project has been shut down with no stated start-up date (link here to construction bids). The city says work was halted for a few weeks because Rosey's friend, Louise the hippo, is grieving.
Based on independent information we received from zoo personnel, Carroll believes the city is covering up the facts that would explain the death of the hippopotamus the city was holding in captivity. Carroll has not received answers to his questions.
Next Carroll, Tom Berg, and callers debate the GMO issue. Berg reminds us the role of elected officials is to protect the people, but that is not what they are doing.
The second hour Carroll, Tom Berg and callers discuss the rail project, and in particular, the many cost-overruns coming up as new bids for work come in. Apparently the rail budget, and initial estimates, were woefully under what is, in truth, the reality of a building project. Not only that, HART, which was supposed to monitor and control rail
costs is ending up costing the taxpayers even more. What are we really up against, and where will it end?
As costs go up, rail is on the way.
Where will it end?
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