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Monday, June 20, 2005
Contest dangles toys and money at babiesHawaii babies could win a $2,500 U.S. Savings Bond, toys and other prizes in the 52nd annual Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest.
All contestants must be Hawaii residents born between Dec. 9, 2002, and Jan. 9, 2004. They will be judged on appearance, health and personality.
Preliminary rounds will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9 at the Town Center of Mililani and July 16 at Ala Moana CenterStage and will feature a performance by 12-year-old Makaha singer Paul Robbins, who appeared twice on the "Oprah Winfrey Show." The finals held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at Ala Moana CenterStage will feature a performance by 17-year-old singer and actress Tani Lynn Fujimoto, who will star in the Discovery Kids program "29 Down."
The deadline to enter is Friday. To enter:
» Log on to www.lanimoo.com.
Fourth of July show among nation's biggestAla Moana Center's Fourth of July fireworks display is expected to be the third largest in the nation this year, behind New York and Boston.
The show started 14 years ago and also features music, food and shopping.
"Each year, the event is bigger and better than the year before, as we aim to wow the crowd gathered to enjoy the live entertainment and fireworks," said Jasmine Tso, marketing and promotions director for Ala Moana Center.
The mall has hired California-based Pyro Spectaculars by Souza to produce the display. The company has created fireworks shows for theme parks and cities across the country, including the Olympics, the Super Bowl and Disneyland.
On Independence Day, entertainment will start at noon at Ala Moana's CenterStage, followed by a 6 p.m. free outdoor concert at the mall level, makai parking deck fronting Sears. Performers include the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band, the Makaha Sons and Go Jimmy Go.
The fireworks display will start at 8:30 p.m.
By Star-Bulletin staff
WAILUKU, MAUI » A swimmer said he punched a 7-foot-long tiger shark on its snout Saturday as it cruised up toward him about 35 yards off Kamaole I beach park in South Maui.
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