By Dave Donnelly

Monday, July 26, 1999

Mother-daughter chemistry

HERE'S an example of following in mom's footsteps. Receiving her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science-Epidemiology from UH Manoa recently was Brenda Tsunoda Hernandez. Her mother is UH Sr. V.P. and Chancellor for Community Colleges, Dr. Joyce S. Tsunoda, and she was selected to place the Ph.D. hood on Brenda. Joyce was hapai with Brenda when trying to complete her doctoral dissertation, and when she received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, her daughter was but a year old. Like her mom, Brenda has two kids, Zachary, 5, and Zoe, 2. Both balance motherhood, full time careers and graduate research. St. Andrew's Priory is proud that both are Priory women -- Brenda an alumnus and Joyce a trustee. Brenda completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard and got her master's at Yale before returning home and joining the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. All this, and she still nabbed the star athlete -- husband Darren is head football coach at Campbell High ...

SPEAKING of following in footsteps, one of the late-night comedians said, when controversial FBI boss (and reputed cross-dresser) J. Edgar Hoover died, "He's got large pumps to fill." ... TV weekend anchor Dave Carlin was spotted dining at Nick's Fishmarket and talking story with former football great Levi Stanley. Carlin is visiting old haunts before uprooting and heading for San Diego where he'll anchor the news on KSWB, the Warner Bros. network. And there's no truth to the report he'll end each newscast with, "Uh, that's all folks!" ... Also heading for San Diego is This Week publisher Ron Cruger, who plans to retire there. He got a nice send-off with an aloha dinner at Matteo's ...

Ladies on the move

Mug shot STOPPING by Havana Cabana to listen to blues with her husband Saturday night was public relations counselor Ruth Limtiaco. That wouldn't normally be newsworthy, except she was bouncing around after having a pacemaker put in place following the Fourth of July festivities, when she apparently "enjoyed the fireworks too much." Ah, the wonders of medicine ... Eleanor Waterhouse, who works for the American Cancer Society locally, sends along a postcard from Keokuk, Iowa, my old hometown. She once toiled there as city editor of the Daily Gate City, the town's smallish newspaper. We once tried to guess what the odds would be of her working for that newspaper and me ending up at the Star-Bulletin. Infinitesimal? ...

MISS America Nicole Johnson is all set to frolic with the dolphins (and we don't mean Miami's football team) on Aug. 7. She'll take part in Sea Life Park's Whaler's Cove show and spend time with children with diabetes. Part of the proceeds will go to the Hawaii Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation ...

Photo finishers

THE current Sports Illustrated has a section on memorable sports photos through the years. Ali taunting a fallen Sonny Liston is on the cover, with inside pics ranging from a double truck (two-page) photo of Konishiki in a sumo stance, to Brandi Chastain of the U.S. women's soccer team in the instantly classic pose on her knees, baring her sports bra after scoring the lone goal against China in the World Cup. My favorite, however, was of jockey Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat in the Belmont, looking over his shoulder at the other horses 31 lengths back ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
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