"For an island that may have been host to many well-known people, it's still an island that allows a lot of courtesy and privacy," said seventh-generation Lanaian Sol Kahoohalahala.
As the sale gets closer to being a done deal, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa is pondering how Ellison might "completely alter the economic structure of the island."
Playing off Ellison's high-tech prowess Maly has a novel idea: "Software development. How about Lanai becoming engaged in computer sciences?"
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