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By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, February 13, 2002


Let’s hope Mike Tyson
is on Maui to mellow out


IF you're on Maui and you happen across a fierce looking guy with a high voice, you might want to steer clear of him. It could well be former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. Despite biting the ear of Evander Holyfield and the leg of Lennox Lewis, Tyson still has hopes of landing another chance at the championship. Though his boxing license was revoked in Las Vegas, Tyson has been eyeing other venues for a fight and is currently in training in Paia, Maui. He flew to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl, but is now back on Maui ...

IT was 13 years ago today that an item ran in this column: "I had a chance to chat with football great O.J. Simpson, here with a Hertz contingent for the Hawaiian Open, and he was happy to have a chance to put that spat with his wife in proper prospective. He and wife Nicole, who accompanied O.J. here with their two kids, had a fight at 3:30 a.m. on New Year's Eve and somehow it was leaked to the press about a month later. 'The next day things were fine,' said O.J. 'We put it behind us. We even had friends over for dinner a few days later. When the thing came out in the paper they called up -- they couldn't' believe it.' In any case, the Simpsons are sorry it happened. It sounds like one of those, 'Show me a man who hasn't had a fight with his wife and I'll show you a newlywed' situations.'" Or maybe a precursor of things to come? Five years later, Nicole was murdered ...

FIRST Lady Vicky Cayetano's sister, the cute as a button Ginny Tiu, has a special Valentine in mind for tomorrow. He's vocalist John Valentine, whose doing a one nighter with Ginny at the piano of the Moana's Banyan Veranda ...

Want to be a millionaire?

THE past president of the Hawaii Medical Association, Dr. Phillip Helleich, has arranged for Tommy Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services, to be guest of honor at the Association's educational forum and dinner April 26 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Now Hellreich is wondering if Thompson will be bringing along the $8.5 million in federal money Hawaii is eligible to receive to prepare for future terrorism attacks. Don't bet on it ...

THAT Northern elephant seal that beached itself fronting the Kona Village Resort last month has been given the name Kailua-Kona. Folks at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, where the seal was admitted, report he was dehydrated, slightly underweight and had bites which were possibly from a cookie cutter shark. He's now eating well and will soon be released at Port Reyes National Seashore in Marin County where there are plenty of elephant seals ...

Harmonies for harmony

THE music director at La Pietra, Shari Lynn, is working hard to make the Young Women In Harmony Program at the school a big success. Their first program at the school's great lawn will take place Feb. 23 and will feature Na Leo Lani Chorus and a number of other performers, including Lynn. She'll be doing a couple of numbers from "Mame," opening March 22 at Diamond Head Theatre, in which she'll star. Ironic, in that Auntie Mame brings disharmony and chaos into the lives of nearly all she touches, the opposite of the school's intent ...



Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
The Week That Was recalls items from Dave's 30 years of columns.

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



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