Wednesday, January 13, 1999

"American Food: A Celebration," Collins Publishers

We love ribs!

Where can we find
the island's best?

Coming up: The Super Bowl, a day when food and football come together in big, manly feasts.

In honor of this mighty tradition, we at the Star-Bulletin are on the hunt for Oahu's best take-out pork ribs.

We have our ideas about the top candidates, but to be inclusive, we're taking nominations. Fill out the form at right if you have strong feelings on this issue.

We'll consider the nominations and pick a half-dozen or so for a taste-test. If you'd like to be a judge, nominate yourself (you must be available on Jan. 22).

Be quick about it. We only have a one-week window of opportunity for this phase of our quest.

Oahu's best ribs

Nominate your favorite rib joint for our Super Bowl rib-tasting contest.

I think the best takeout spareribs on Oahu are at:

Here's why:

If you would like to b a judge in our contest, complete this sentence:
I love ribs because

Your name:

Daytime phone:

Submit nominations to I Love Ribs, Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802. Or fax, 523-8509, or e-mail, Nominations must be in our hands by Jan. 20.


HMSA seeks super seniors

The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) is looking for six senior heroes whose life achievements demonstrate that life beyond 65 can be a time of health, vitality and great accomplishments.

Nominations for the Ageless Heroes Awards Program sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association are due by Feb. 26.

The six categories of competition are:

Bullet Vigor and vitality -- demonstration of extraordinary physical or mental abilities

Bullet Community involvement -- commitment to a community and its members

Bullet Love of learning -- pursuit of knowledge by study or experience

Bullet Creative expressions -- unique expressions of talent

Bullet Against the odds -- overcoming the challenges of a disability

Bullet Bridging the generations -- grandchild's expression of admiration for a grandparent.

Nominators must complete a form and write a short essay on what makes the candidate an ageless hero. Forms can be submitted via the web site Further information is available by calling toll-free 1-(800)-463-0055.

HMSA will recognize six local seniors who will go on to compete for national honors.

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