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By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, September 22, 1999


Glenn Miller
comes to town

THAT Lanai Visiting Artist program featuring film producer David Brown ("Jaws," "Cocoon" etc.) and wife Helen Gurley Brown ("Sex and the Single Girl") is this coming Saturday, and not Oct. 25 as we were first informed ... Likewise, Tia Carrere's "The Relic Hunter" show will make its premiere Saturday at 10:30 p.m. after the news on KGMB, and not on Oct. 25. Oh, I'm sure there'll Mug shotbe something going on the last week of October, such as the Star-Bulletin publishing its final six issues, but not the Browns or Carrere ... Not enough going on Saturday to suit you? Well, you could take in the Glenn Miller 19-piece orchestra at the Ilikai from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. They're not likely to run out of arrangements, since their road book contains more than 300 charts ... And if you like the music of the '40s, remember that "The 1940s Radio Hour" is still running at Manoa Valley Theatre, including some Glenn Miller tunes ...

Randy Havre of HURT, the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team, completed his ninth "Run to the Sun" up the 36 miles to the top of Haleakala Saturday. But he's now planning to concentrate on his real job, the launching of a new venture fund, Hawaii Technology Development Partners. I don't know -- HTDP doesn't have the same ring as HURT ...

Happy Hapa

THRILLED about being back home after lengthy road tours in Japan and the Pacific Northwest is Hapa. And Barry Flanagan said he knew he'd been spending too much time in hotels when he picked up his phone at home and automatically dialed "9." Hapa returns to Chai's Island Bistro tomorrow night in Aloha Tower Marketplace. Flanagan is not only happy about returning to Chai's, but about hearing from pal Kenny Loggins yesterday. Hapa was showcased by Loggins in the middle of his recent concert here, and Loggins apparently is a real fan. He informed Flanagan that he wants to record his composition, "Pau 'Ole Ka I'ina," on his second children's album, a follow-up to his "Return to Pooh Corner." He's writing English words for the song and wants Hapa to play it with him on the album ...

THERE was nothing funny about comic Frank DeLima's choosing L'Uraku Restaurant to take longtime manager Millie Fujinaga for her birthday. He even brought his mom along to help down takana crabcakes and crusted lambchops. About the funniest thing that happened was when the L'Uraku staff joined with Frank in singing "Happy Birthday." What, no Milli Vanilli for dessert? ... Writers for "Gridiron '99," which played to sold-out houses over the weekend, were scurrying to come up with material about the closing of the paper that might seem funny. Two unscripted appearances got the biggest responses: When Margery Bronster showed up on stage Friday night and when Linda Lingle made an appearance Saturday ...

Xterra firma

THE co-host of STAR 101.9's morning show, the mono-monikered Hudson, returned to the airwaves yesterday after a visit to the other Hudson -- the river in New York. She found some of her listeners are cops, too. While she was away a couple of Honolulu's Finest were passing her home on patrol and noticed her new Nissan Xterra had a broken window. Fearing further damage in her absence, they had it towed to safety. Hudson's reaction? She said the two offers are "da bomb." I think that's something good ...



Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
His columns run Monday through Friday.

Contact Dave by e-mail: ddonnelly@starbulletin.com



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