By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

From Qatar, a
request for self-help

WE always thought the country of Qatar was pronounced Ka-Tarr until it became a focal point in the war against Iraq. Now we hear everyone pronouncing it Cutter, like the car company. Local author Carlino Giampolo received an order from Qatar via the Internet for a copy of his self-help book about coping with the dissolution of relationships, "The Art of Letting Go." Says Giampolo, I guess if love doesn't conquer all, its pain transcends the horror of mortal combat ...

THE most successful "loser" in Hawaii entertainment history, Jordan Segundo, lost out on the national "American Idol" show, but he's much in demand to appear in Honolulu. For example, he'll be performing tonight in the talent search at Don Ho's Island Grill, emceed by Al Waterson. Tonight's winner will go on the finals in December. The ultimate winner gets a trip for two to Las Vegas to appear in Don Ho's show there and will get to make a CD for Mountain Apple Records ...

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Returning to the airwaves Saturday will be Tom Moffatt, whom some have called the Dick Clark of the islands, he's been around that long. Moffatt will appear each Saturday on KGMZ-FM, known appropriately enough as Oldies 107.9. And yes, the ex-Poi Boy will be playing the oldies of the '50s and '60s ... The N.Y. Post, writing about the new WB show about Tarzan, reports that Calvin Klein model Travis Fimmel is playing Tarzan and that Hawaii native Saran Wayne Callies plays his love interest, a hot-tempered NYPD detective ...

CHILD TV and movie stars Kristy and Jimmy McNichol are all grown up now, and were spotted dining at Leilani's on the Beach on Maui. Fans were recalling some of the TV shows they'd seen them on. Kristy was on "The Golden Girls" and "Empty Nest," and Jimmy was in "The Fitzpatricks." ...

They're walkin'

THE fourth annual Chevron Hawaii Walk for Diabetes takes place Saturday, beginning at Kapiolani Bandstand. Many isle entertainers will be walking, at least four of whom have diabetes. Also walking will be Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona. For those who'd like to participate, call 947-5979 ... Thirteen is a lucky number for Castle Medical Center's "Chip in for Castle" charity golf tourney taking place March 31 at Mid-Pacific Country Club. This is he 13th year of the tournament. The number 13 is involved in the prizes awarded, including special prizes for the 13th-place team ...

TO celebrate Duke Ellington's birthday month in April, they're having a jazz cultural journey evening April 5 at the YWCA courtyard. Azure McCall will be the headliner for the evening ... Just two more chances to get seduced by four lovely ladies. "Seduction," which has enjoyed a long run at the Arts at Marks Garage, will be repeated just two more times, at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. It stars Julie Capili, Katie Doyle, Naomi Mal and Zenia Zambrano ...

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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