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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, June 6, 2010

May the memories make you strong

By Stan Pusieski
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Editor's Note: Stan Pusieski has been with The Advertiser since 1987, specializing in page design. He is a graduate of Lincoln High School (Portland, Ore.) and the University of Guam, with a master's degree in recreation and park management from the University of Oregon.

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The smartest move in a 40-year career in sports journalism was jumping at the chance to join The Advertiser staff in 1987.

(Dumbest? Probably passing on a chance to cover a fight in the Philippines. Who knew it would be forever known as the Thrilla in Manilla.)

Of course there are the mementos, yellowing clips (Oregon Journal, 1969-71), a pica pole (Pacific Daily News, Guam, 1972-78), a Eugene Emeralds coffee mug (Register-Guard, 1978-87), a closet half full of Advertiser aloha shirts.

Most precious of all, great colleagues, a special mention to those who did marvelous jobs balancing careers and families.

Good luck to the staff of the new Star-Advertiser. And warmest aloha to those not making the cut, and perhaps starting new careers.

May your memories sustain you.