By Dave Donnelly

Friday, December 6, 2002

Let it snow, let it snow --
but do it elsewhere

NOT that we need the reinforcement, but looking at the extra white White House on TV yesterday brought to mind the nearly daily feeling many of us have: Lucky we live Hawaii. The extra white aspect came from the snows that hit Washington and much of the Northeast, tying up traffic, causing power outages etc. And we have the temerity to complain about a bit of rain ...

BACK in the 1980s, Robin Leach of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" called Michel's in the Colony Surf "the most romantic restaurant in the world." So it would have seemed last Saturday night as "Party of Five" actor Andrew Keegan helped Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert of "24" fame, celebrate her 20th birthday. No longer a teen, Elisha, while a hot number, isn't to be confused with the star of Keegan's latest film, "The Hot Chick." That would be Rob Schneider. No fooling! ...

SERVING as technical advisor for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical opening tonight at Diamond Head Theatre, "The Sound of Music," is Uli Cutter. She's originally from Vienna and is helping cast members with Austrian dialects and folk dances, and as a kind of reward, Uli will appear on stage this weekend in a cameo role. Uli has a big smile on her face these days -- husband Michael is a first cousin to new Gov. Linda Lingle ...

Bulletin Bulletin

THIS Sunday night, the Oliver North "War Stories" show on Fox News (KHON) is devoting an hour to "Advance Force Pearl Harbor," the book by Star-Bulletin feature writer Burl Burlingame. The episode is entitled "Attack of the Japanese Midget Submarines!" and Burlingame is the primary guy interviewed. This makes it back-to-back for Bulletin feature writers. Last week's "War Stories" was called "Spies," and the primary figure in that episode was Elizabeth McIntosh, author of "Sisterhood of Spies: Women in the OSS." McIntosh was also a Star-Bulletin feature writer, but during World War II ...

YOU may think of it as another rip-off of "Riverdance," the show that made Irish dance popular worldwide, but "Lord of the Dance" managed to popularize the art form even more and now we have "Spirit of the Dance," yet another award winning Irish dance troupe. There are currently six separate "Spirits" spanning the globe and one of them is returning to Honolulu after selling out its 2001 performances here. It'll be seen this year at the Hawaii Theatre March 11 to 16, and promoters are hoping people who order tickets starting tomorrow can use them as stocking stuffers. To charge by phone, call 528-0506 ...

Anniversary #1

NEW York City cop Martin Dennehy was credited with saving hundreds of lives at the World Trade Center back on Sept. 11, 2001. Dennehy felt he was near death himself when it suddenly dawned on him that "life is really short." Soon thereafter, Dennehy proposed to his future wife, Virginia, and she said yes. The were married in Hawaii on Dec. 7 and this year the two return to mark their wedding anniversary. The two hope to return on each Dec. 7 for as long as they live ...

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.

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