Considerable local hoopla has been stirred because four members of the Asheville Regional Airport Authority chose to attend a conference in Hawaii at taxpayer expense. Board member Rhett Grotzinger, who, based on nothing more than favorable reports of his character prior to the eruption of this event, appears to have intended to attend the meeting for legitimate purposes, cancelled so as not to share the heat with the suntan caravan. Meanwhile, the writer of a letter to the editor is concerned about more voracious bitings of the hands that feed.