Thursday, February 19, 2004



Henry FM

Local entertainer and Kapono's owner Henry Kapono is taking over 99.5 BOB FM's airwaves Friday through Tuesday when the radio station temporarily changes its name to 99.5 HENRY FM.

Kapono will play selections from his newest CD, as well as some of his favorite music from BOB's playlists.

Wedding planning 101

Hopefully, you only get married once, so how does a bride and groom learn the ropes of wedding planning?

So Leeward Community College is offering a course you can use. Learn to plan and coordinate your dream wedding, work off a budget and save money, get organized, and much more from 9 to 11 am. Saturdays from Feb. 21 to March 27. Instructor Kathy Porter, a nationally certified professional wedding specialist for more than 15 years, will offers tips and suggestions.

The registration fee is $55. To register, visit or call 455-0477.

Fit to be queen?

Applications are being accepted for the 2005 Miss Hawaii USA and 2004 Miss Hawaii Teen USA pageants to be held May 16.

The Miss Hawaii USA pageant (for women 18 to 26) and Miss Hawaii Teen USA pageant (girls ages 15 to 18) are the official preliminary to the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. Miss USA then moves to compete for the Miss Universe crown.

Contestants will compete in a judges interview, swimsuit and evening gown phase. Semi-finalists will be given an on-stage question. There is no talent phase in the Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA pageants.

Miss Hawaii USA Justine Michioka is currently preparing for the Miss USA pageant, which takes place on April 12 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Miss Hawaii Teen USA Camille Peraro placed in the top 10 at the Miss Teen USA pageant last August.

Past Miss Hawaii USA titleholders include actress Kelly Hu and newscasters Trini Kaopuiki and Kuualoha Taylor. Hawaii has won the Miss USA title four times: Macee Wilson (1962), Tanya Wilson (1972), Judy Anderson (1978) and Brook Lee (1997). Brook Lee also won Miss Universe.

The deadline to enter is March 20, 2004. Call 538-6690 or email for more information.

Kids take on challenge

The second annual Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge will be held Feb. 27 at Hawaii Theatre, with 40 students from Oahu, Maui and the Big Island competing in the Hawaii State Championship.

The vocabulary contest running 9 to 11:30 a.m. is designed to help students learn in a fun and challenging environment, and the Hawaii winner will go on to compete in a national championship event at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for a top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship.

This year, students in grades 4 through 8 at 103 local schools participated in the program.

For more information, call contest chairman Henry M. Taufaasau at 222-4649.

Hall of fame concert

The Hawaiian Music Foundatin will induct its 2004 honorees into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame at 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at Kawaiaha'o Church.

The free event will include songs of tribute for honorees Kahauanu Lake, whose lifelong contributions to Hawaii's rich musical culture continues, and to Kawaiaha'o Church itself, where Hawaii's unique and world-recognized contemporary music began.

For more information, call the foundation at 262-9004.

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