Lahaina Sun Misquote ?

Lahaina Sun Misquote?

Deputy Chief Phil Vierra of the Maui Police Dept. said last week that he was misquoted in a Lahaina Sun article on the Sept. 16 fire at Kam III School in Lahaina.

Vierra said he was "disturbed" and "concerned" about the article which included a statement, attribuited to him, that indicated arson was the cause of the blaze.

"I did not make this statement," Vierra said.

He said police are investigating the possibility of arson. However, at no time did he make any statement that would indicate the department has reached a conclusion about whether or not arson was involved.

Shortly after arriving at the scene of the Kam III fire, Deputy Police Chief Phil Vierra stated, "When you look at what's left, it looks like the arsonist could have been in the center of the building."

He made the statement word for word in my presence, while I was standing some three feet away. Also present were Maui Police Chief Abraham Aiona; Stanley Izumigawa, Kam III principal; Alvin Soares, vice principal; Lahaina Police Capt. Omura, and, I believe, Police Det. Ken Taguchi.

I recorded the quote on the spot and have the notes.

Buck Quayle


Lahaina Sun

To Return From Lahaina Sun Misquote To The Maui Of Yore-Click Here

To Go To Kamehameha School Fire-Click Here

To Go To Three Maui Arsonists-Click Here

To Go To Aloha Lawbreakers-Click Here

To Go To Maui Police Picnic-Click Here

To Go To Arthur Ueoka-Click Here

To Go To Maui Crime-Click Here

Maui Lahaina Sun

Buck Quayle at The Lahaina Sun

Buck Quayle at the Maui Lahaina Sun bureau circa 1970

Buck Quayle

Reporter/Photographer Buck Quayle in 1971 in Maui with the Cartagenian in the background

Buck Quayle, 2011


Haleakala Park On Maui

Another Day At The Office Haleakala National Park

Tiki at Maui School


Whale watching

Whale tail

My Other Office-On The Beach At Lahaina
Maui Girl On Bike