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By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, July 26, 2000

McMichael a
natural winner

FOR the benefit of those people who actually get through the supermarket lines without looking at the tabloids with lurid headlines, the wedding photos of Kristi Yamaguchi in Hawaii appear in the July 25 issueMug shot of National Enquirer ... Kona lass Lokelani McMichael, on the cover of Esquire as one of the 10 sexiest female athletes, and suddenly popping up in other magazines aimed at women and beauty, is a natural winner, it would seem. Having been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest to finish an Ironman Triathlon, she's now bound for Chicago to see the original Sue T. Rex at the Field Museum. Lokelani filled out her entry form at McDonald's in Kealakekua -- and learned just days later she'd been selected a winner. McDonald's is giving away a trip for four to Chicago to see the real Sue every week until Aug. 4 ...

HE'S not a mathematician, but the UH's Jim Manke knows how to recognize a numbers boo-boo, as well as lack of proofreading. How else, he wonders, can you explain the mailer from Travel and Leisure magazine sweepstakes. It lists the payout options in the following increments: "25 annual payments of $66,667.00 per year" or "300 annual payments of $5,555.58 per month" or "1300 annual payments of $1,282.06 per week." Who, he wonders, would want to wait 1,300 or even 300 years for the payout? ...

Rambo III

FIRST he worked at the East West Center in Manoa, but then localite Terry Rambo was sent to Vietnam. No, not during wartime, but three years ago to run the EWC's office for anthropology and environment in Hanoi. The Ph.D., who brought up two daughters here when his wife died, never gave up his Kuliouou home and garden, but now may have to. He's just been hired as a research professor at the prestigious University of Kyoto in Japan ...

NEVER a dull moment: A Navy Leaguer on the Destroyer USS Paul Hamilton notes a sailor named Jeremy Sharp was in charge of the 25mm chain-gun demonstration on route to Maui, and wonders if that qualifies him as Sharp-shooter ... Former This Week publisher Ron Cruger now lives near San Diego and reads us in the Star-Bulletin online edition. He recently found himself in Manhattan for a week with no Internet access, and searched until he found a newsstand on Broadway that sells the Bulletin every day. He became a regular customer while there ...

IT was just a matter of time. As Ari Zarlengo was crossing Nuuanu Avenue in the marked crosswalk at Pauahi, a woman turning left from Pauahi hit him and he ended up in the hospital in great pain, once again bringing up the theory that a four-way stop should be installed at that intersection. What with the various art galleries in the area, Nuuanu being a popular cross street for Hawaii Theater patrons, and an arts center soon to open across from Havana Cabana on the corner, it's an idea whose time has come ...

Rent this space

AMONG the items to be given away at the big "Rent" kick-off at Restaurant Row Friday night are free rentals of Blockbuster movies, a rented tuxedo, a rental car and even free rent on a Restaurant Row parking space for a month. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opens Aug. 2 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, and producer Kevin McCollum, who spent much of his early life in Hawaii, is returning home for the occasion ...

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

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