05/24/19 8:00am

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Correction: In last week’s column the Reporter stated that Ms. Popsil’s first name is Pamela. Her first name is actually Elizabeth.

My mentor at this newspaper back in 1980 was editor and publisher Bob Dunne. I can still hear his voice when I made my first mistake in a story. I felt terrible. His response was, “You have to remember that this is a very inexact science.”

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05/15/19 4:30pm

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Is happiness the fountain of youth? Pamela Popsil’s daughter Robin believes that her mother reached 101 by always being a “happy person.”

I spent some time last week speaking with Robin Anderson about her 101-year-old mother who lives in Hilo Shores.

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05/01/19 4:30pm

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Is Mr. Lomuscio an “old-car guy,” an “old old-car guy” or an “old car guy”?

I remember some years ago trying to get my students to understand the proper use of the hyphen and how it can change meanings.

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