Star-Bulletin Features

Monday, May 27, 2002


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Festival royalty named

Two high school students, an electrician supervisor and a professional beauty consultant have been selected to serve on the Aloha Festivals' Oahu royal court.

Barney Kapono Isaacs of Waianae, Helen Mealoha Yuk Jun Kuoha-Torco of Kailua, Justin Kawaikapuonalani Kalilimoku of Nuuanu and Jamie Hinahinakukahakai Ernestberg of Kailua will reign over the 56th Annual Aloha Festivals.

King Isaacs is a city line electrician supervisor. Queen Kuoha-Torco is a self-employed beauty consultant and retired Windward Community College professor. Prince Kalilimoku is a Roosevelt High School junior, and Princess Ernestberg is a Kalaheo sophomore.

They were chosen for their knowledge of Hawaiian history and culture, dedication to the community and ability to appropriately represent the celebration.

The appointees are volunteers of Hawaiian descent who will be trained to represent the alii of 18th- and 19th-century Hawaii.

All will be given symbols of Hawaiian royalty in an Aug. 8 ceremony at City Hall.

Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and the island of Hawaii each have their own royal courts comprising local residents.

This year's Aloha Festivals theme, "Ka 'Uhane o Ka Loea (The Spirit of the Master)," acknowledges artists' contributions to preserving Hawaii's cultural heritage.

Lucy Lawless's Xena is the heroine of the Xenafest June 9.

Raise swords for Xena!

OK, all you women warriors, bust out the breastplates and leather skirts and head over to the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics June 9 for Xenafest.

Television's amazing Amazon is the inspiration for the event hosted by the Xenites Hawaii Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Geophysics 110, with special guest actor Robert Trebor (Salmoneus) of "Hercules" and "Xena: Warrior Princess" fame. He also played Son of Sam David Berkowitz in the 1985 movie "Out of Darkness."

There will also be costume, battle cry and trivia contests, martial arts demonstrations, food and door prizes.

Tickets for Xenafest are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Call Jackie at 735-5854 or Jim at 693-8747 for more information. You can also visit the Web site

Pan-Pacific Fest set

Mark your calendar for the Pan-Pacific Festival -- Matsuri in Hawaii, set to run June 7 to 9.

The 23rd annual celebration will feature more than 3,000 musicians, artists and dancers from Japan, promoting intercultural friendship.

Highlights are:

>> June 7: The Pan-Pacific Ho'olaule'a on Kalakaua Avenue, featuring entertainers from Hawaii and Japan, with an outdoor marketplace of international foods; 6:10 to 10 p.m.

>> June 9: Pan-Pacific Matsuri Parade down Kalakaua Avenue, 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the Matsuri Moonlight Finale in Kapiolani Park. Featured will be a bon dance; Korean, Japanese and Hawaiian performances; and a full-moon concert.

Call 926-8177 or visit the festival Web site,




Send items to 7 Waterfront Plaza, Suite 210, Honolulu 96813; or fax 529-4750.

Aiea Class 1972: Updating mailing list. Call Michael, 833-1840; Patrice, 485-2313; e-mail; or visit Class 1982: Updating mailing list. E-mail or call 800-960-3092.

Baldwin Class 1972: July 27, golf tournament and stag night at the Asian Star Vietnamese Restaurant. Updating mailing list. Call Jo-Ann (Ige) Kuneshige at 244-7957; fax to 244-1992; or mail to Baldwin High School Class of 1972, P.O. Box 7, Kahului, 96733.

Castle Class 1971: Updating mailing list. Call Kathy B. Cole, 696-3001; Anne Mahi, 235-0985; or Guy Elderts, 239-7015. Fax Elderts, 239-7015. E-mail Mail to Castle High School Class of 1971, P.O. Box 6538, Kaneohe 96744. Class 1972: Individuals interested in planning the upcoming 30th reunion, call 220-7800. Class 1980: Updating database. Call 247-7888 or e-mail Include name, maiden name, address, phone and e-mail address. Class 1981: Updating mailing list. Call 239-4245, e-mail or write to Class of 1981, P.O. Box 487, Kaneohe 96744. Class 1982: Dinner buffet, Aug. 17, Ala Moana Hotel, $40. Send updated addresses to or mail to Castle High School 1982, 20th Class Reunion Committee, P.O. Box 108, Kaneohe 96744. Class 1991: Updating mailing list. Call 781-3897, e-mail or visit Class 1992: Updating mailing list for reunion in September. Contact Joni Kamiya at 408-390-3862 or e-mail

Farrington Class 1952: Oct. 20, Hale Koa Hotel. Call Wilma (Luna) Kaninao at 455-8490, or Isidora Gabriel at 682-4013. Class 1961: Updating mailing list. Call Eileen at 247-2370 or e-mail; call Coral at 671-0274 or e-mail; or Marjie at 487-3191 or e-mail Class 1970: May 25, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. E-mail or call 737-8557 or 847-7255; or write to: P.O. Box 161172, Honolulu, 96816.. Class 1972: Sept. 7, Honolulu Country Club. E-mail or call Gordon at 487-1998. Class 1982: Updating mailing list. Send e-mail to; mail to: FHS Class of 1982 Reunion, P.O. Box 701031, Kapolei, 96709-1031; or visit Class 1991: Updating mailing list. Call 845-0480 or e-mail


Class 1941: Updating mailing list. Call Warren, 455-1558.

Class 1946: Oct. 10-13 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Contact Les or Shirley Ihara, 47-230 Hui Akeo St., Kaneohe, 96744; call 239-7947; or e-mail

Class 1967: June 28-30 in Kailua-Kona. Write to: Hilo High School Class of 1967, Lon Taniguchi, 50 E. Puainako St., Hilo, 96720; call 959-4575, ext. 321; or e-mail

Honokowai Class 1941: Updating mailing list. Call Warren at 455-1558.

Kahuku Class 1970: June 14-15, Las Vegas. Call Nell Ava at 293-5778 or e-mail; or Steve Balridge at 801-261-2553 or e-mail

Kailua Class 1982: Social get-together, Aug. 2, Jaron's Restaurant; reunion dinner, Aug. 3, Mid Pacific Country Club; beach picnic, Aug. 4, Lanikai Beach Park. Call Lisa at 261-2274 or Teresa at


Class 1961: Updating mailing list. Call 625-8007 or e-mail Class 1962: Updating mailing list. Contact Joyce at or Karen at 621-8994. Class 1967: Noon Oct. 4, golf at Honolulu Country Club; 4-5 p.m. Oct. 4, dinner at Honolulu Country Club. Contact Wayne Shibata at 484-9791. And 4-9 p.m. Oct. 5, Rumours Nightclub. Contact Thomas Oi at 737-1382 or; or e-mail Class 1972: Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14. Call 524-8469; or e-mail or

Kaiser Class 1982: Updating mailing list. E-mail; mail to P.O. Box 61392, Honolulu 96839-1392; or call 551-1982.

Kalani Class 1963: Updating mailing list. Call 941-0888 or e-mail Class 1972: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Waialae Country Club. Call 521-3400; e-mail or visit Class 1982: Updating mailing list. Write P.O. Box 893815, Mililani 96789; or visit

Kapaa Class 1982: June 21-22. Potluck at Niumalu Pavilion, golf tournament and dinner at The Terrace. E-mail

Kauai Class 1958: 45th Year Class Reunion, Las Vegas, 2003. For more info, contact Don Shoho or e-mail Class 1972: Visit for information. Class 1977: July 26-28. Call Philip Eliana, 4604 Opukea St., Lihue 96766-9338; e-mail; or call 246-0929. Class 1987: If you would like to help plan or receive general information, contact Janelle Cadawas, P.O. Box 235350, Honolulu 96823-3505; e-mail; or call 386-2777 or 808-943-6282. On Kauai, contact Kevin Matsunaga by e-mail,, or call 651-6102. Class 1992: July 5 at Duke's Restaurant and Bar -- upstairs classmates only at 7:30 p.m. July 6 at Terrace Restaurant at Kauai Lagoons, 6:30 p.m. Contact Joni Gokan with your current address, phone number and e-mail address. For more info, e-mail

Konawaena Class 1992: Aug. 2 and 3. Call 323-4500, Ext. 13; or mail to 1992 Reunion Committee, 81-1043 Konawaena Road, Kealakua, 96750.

Leilehua Class 1961: Updating mailing list. Send information to LHS Class of '61, c/o P.O. Box 893068, Mililani 96789-0068. Class 1967: July 6, Ala Moana Hotel; and Sept. 28, Las Vegas. Mail to: Leilehua Class of '67, 1515 California Ave., Wahiawa, 96786 or e-mail Class 1977: Updating mailing list. E-mail or

Maui Class 1982: July 4-7, Las Vegas. Call Stacey (Pagan) Purcell at 702-240-0011, e-mail; or call Michele (Omura) Sera at 871-9133, e-mail

McKinley Class 1946: Sept. 5-8, Salt Lake City and UH-BYU football game; Sept. 9-13 in Las Vegas. Call Edmund Leong at 373-3882; or e-mail class1946 Class 1952: Nov. 23, Hale Koa Hotel. Call Woody Nakashima at 988-7252; Richard Sakamoto at 988-6661 or e-mail Class 1962: July 27, Japanese Cultural Center. Call Carl Sato at 592-5011 or Charlene Wong at 524-3660; or e-mail Class 1967: Updating mailing list. Call Jo-Ann at 674-0808 or John at 623-6366. Class 1972: Updating mailing list. Call Nancy Young-Vierra at 263-5900, ext. 6, or register at Class 1982: Dinner, Oct. 5, Koolau Golf Club; Family Day, Oct. 6. Call Gayle at 595-4800.

Mililani Class 1982: Updating mailing list. Send information and pictures to MHS Class of 82. P.O. box 894791, Mililani, 96786. Reunion dinner is set for July 12 at the Hale Koa Hotel. Related Web site: Call 623-3931. Class 1992: Updating mailing list. Write to MHS, c/o Leahi Net, P.O. Box 61639, Honolulu 96839; e-mail; or visit

Moanalua Various: Connect to the alumni association Web site at for news and reunion information, or write to Alumni Association, 2825 Ala Ilima St., Honolulu 96818.

Pearl City Various: Connect to the alumni association's (PCHSAA) Web site at for reunion information as well as current news of the PCHSAA and the PCHS.

Radford Class 1964: Update your listing at

Roosevelt Class 1953: Updating mailing list. Call Barbara Nishimura Nakihei at 247-0525. Class 1963: Dinner buffet, May 25, Treetops Restaurant. Call Jeanne at 536-1608. Class 1967: Oct. 26. Call Sharon Flores at 524-1880 or e-mail

Class 1972: Aug. 16, All Star Hawaii; Aug. 17, Kapiolani Park; and Aug 18 golf tournament. Mail 3429 Pawaina St., Honolulu, 96822; e-mail; or register online at Class 1977: July 6, Koolau Ballrooms; golf at Waikele Golf Course, July 7. Visit for more information. Send updated information to: S. Ching, 220 S. KIng St., Suite 1600, Honolulu 96813; or e-mail

St. Andrew's Priory Class 1966: 35th Reunion. Call Beverly at 595-6718 or e-mail and include name, maiden name, address, phone and e-mail address.

St. Augustine's Class 1946: Creating mailing list. Write to P.O. Box 22152, Honolulu 96823-2152; or call Charlotte Guanzon Dias at 550-2504.

St. Francis Class 1977: Updating mailing list. Old-fashioned girl talk, Aug. 16; couples' dinner, Aug. 17; and family picnic, Aug. 18. E-mail or call Valentine Iwamasa at 239-2290.

Star of Sea Class 1977: Sunday brunch, July 28. Waialae Country Club. Call Denise Smith McNeal at 360-687-6363;; or mail to 25119 NE Olson Road, Battle Ground, Wa. 98661; or Valerie Chun Matthews at 941-6000 or

Waialua Class 1977: Updating mailing list. Send address, e-mail address and phone number to Class 1982: Updating mailing list. Send address, e-mail address or phone number to Waialua Class of 1982, P.O. Box 631, Waialua 96791; or e-mail Class 1991: Send name, address and phone number to Darlene Menor, 1443 Sherman St., Alameda, CA 94501; or e-mail

Waianae Class 1981: Updating mailing list for 20th class reunion. Call 674-1955 or e-mail

Waipahu Class 1972: 5 p.m. July 13, Ala Moana Hotel. Call 677-6536. Class 1981: Updating mailing list for 20th reunion. Contact Waipahu Class of 1981 Reunion, c/o Shawn Higa, 447-D Mananai Place, Honolulu 96818; call 223-2037 or 486-6560; or e-mail Class 1991: Updating mailing list. Call 625-6764 or 223-6162 or e-mail


Military Reunions: Military Reunion News. For a listing in the Military Reunion News newsletter, write to CO-OP Mail, POB 355, Bulverde, TX 78163; or call 210-438-4177. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

USS Maddox Destroyer Association: DD168, DD622 and DD731, Aug. 22-26, Savannah, Ga. Contact Cliff Gillespie, 215 Wichita Ave., No. 605, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; call 714-960-5283; or e-mail

USS Springfield: Bluejackets Inc. CL66/CLG7/SN761. Aug. 14-18, Nashville, Tenn. Contact John W. Adams, 420 Elk Run Road, Hudson, NH 03051-3542; or call 603-598-2806.

Society of Military Widows: Nonprofit group affiliated with the National Association for Uniformed Services is open to widows and widowers of active-duty and retired military. Call 395-1946 or 947-5282.

WAVES National: WAVE veterans and all sea service women may join. Call 599-3935 or 623-4795.


Boys and Girls Club of Honolulu: Alumni reunion in Las Vegas, May 25-30. Call Harry at 942-5111 or e-mail

The Lahaina Club: 6 p.m. May 25, Ala Moana Hotel. Banquet open to all residents of Lahaina, former residents, relatives of residents, graduates and students who attended Lahainaluna, $35. Call 373-4208 for additional details.

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