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By Dave Donnelly

Thursday, July 27, 2000


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shames Divas

THE four singers calling themselves the Local Divas appeared on the KHNL early morning show yesterday and must haveMug shot set some sort of record for most plugs over the intro to a song. Nohelani Cypriano, Melveen Leed, Loyal Garner and especially Carole Kai got in plugs for their makeup, CD, personal appearances and, in Garner's case, for putting a smile on her face. I think she was talking about her dentist. The divas know a lot more about music than the Internet, apparently. You want to see some red-faced Divas, mention you looked up the Web site they listed on their CD. Apparently they hadn't registered the site or checked to see if someone already had it. But, take my word for it, click www.LocalDivas.com, the site on their CD, and you'll see "Divas" of various kinds, all in a state of undress and doing unspeakable things. It's a porn site ...

SINGER Kenny Loggins left Pooh Corner and checked into the Outrigger Waikoloa Beach Hotel, where he put on a private performance for a group of lucky fans enjoying the Hawaiian setting at the King's Knoll alongside the ancient Hawaiian fishponds. The concert and free trip to the Waikoloa Beach was the grand prize in a national Sony sweepstakes promotion ... Watch for the photo of Star-Bulletin reporter Jaymes Song in an ad for Kraft. He's the first of a dozen winners of a digital camera in a Kraft contest for a photo featuring cheese ...

Foster child

IF you believe the Globe tabloid, Ko Olina's Jeffrey Stone isn't the only developer in the family. According to the Globe, his brother, actor/casting director Randy Stone, is the guy who donated the sperm for Jodie Foster's baby, and then when he attempted to get parental time off from 20th Century Fox, for whom he was doing casting work, he was fired. Randy is also the brother of Mari Stone, ex-wife of former Bishop Estate Trustee Richard "Dickie" Wong. Stonewalling best describes Foster's reaction to the Globe story, appearing in the July 25 edition ...

VISITORS to Laos are now able to visit the Luang Prabang palace occupied by the last king of the country before he was taken away when the Pathet Lao communists moved in, and who died under mysterious circumstances. Today's visitors can see the large display of gifts given Laos by such countries as France, England, the Soviet Union and the United States. But one gift on display says, "From the State of Hawaii." It's a state-seal plaque given Laos in 1964 by then Gov. John A. Burns, the only non-nation gift displayed ...

SEEMS like mayoral candidate Mufi Hannemann isn't the only member of his family running for public office. Brother Gus has officially registered to run for U.S. Congress from American Samoa ...

San Francisco treat

FORGET Rice-a-Roni, since nobody in the Bay Area would be caught eating it anyway. The real San Francisco treat for local folks is the Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band, the creation of Island-born Saichi Kawahara, which used to perform at Mike Sweetow's Hawaiian Barbeque & Luau Foods in Visitacion Valley in S.F. He's bringing not just his band, but six of his students to Hawaii to demonstrate what they've learned about performing the music of the Islands. Now that Dwight Tokumoto has returned to Hilo and Keith Cockett to Honolulu, Kawahara is the sole local member in the Kapalakiko group. They'll be playing in Hawaii from Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 at various locales ...



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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