Big Isle golfer O’Hara plays in Longs event with Inkster
Hilo's Ed O'Hara
is one of four Longs Drugs Pro for a Day sweepstakes winners and got to play a round of golf with pro Julie Inkster
in the Longs Drugs Challenge LPGA tourney pro am Wednesday in Auburn, Calif. The Inkster team, with O'Hara's putting, did well, finishing with a low net of 42.4, better than Annika Sorenstam's
group, which had 43.4. Kandie Kung's
team won with 36.6. The sweepstakes drawing was held in Longs' 473 stores in Hawaii, California, Washington, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon ... The new UH medical school campus in Kakaako will be a location site for the Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon
comedy "You, Me and Dupree" this month. Wilson was in Compadres watching baseball on TV Thursday ... Randy Schoch
is here checking out construction of his Romano's Macaroni Grill at Ala Moana Center, opening Nov. 7. Randy has the Ruth's Chris Steak Houses on Oahu and Maui ...
Cheers to Star-Bulletin reporter Rod Antone and his fiancee, Maria Medina, on the birth of their 6-pound, 12-ounce son Sept. 20 at Kapiolani. He was named Rylen Wyatt to maintain the RWA initials for Antone family men. Rod's full name is Roderic Wade Antone, his dad is Richard Wayne and his brother is Richard Wayne Jr. "He's a good baby who sleeps and eats a lot and hardly ever cries," Rod said. "We're very happy!" ...
Carole Brooks turns 70, Indian style
Happy 70th birthday to Carole Brooks
, who had a party with 16 gal pals at Nina Markos'
home Monday. The party had an India theme, and the girls wore colorful Indian attire. Susan Flowers'
gift was Rohit Prasad
, a UH grad student from India, who cooked a fab Indian meal. Uli Cutter
conducted meditation. Guests included Robin Rohr, Kelsey Sears
and Jany Cataldo
... Thomas Jefferson teacher Debbie Cheeseman
wed Todd Gridley
Sept. 25 at Central Union. Her sis, Janelle Reiner
, was matron of honor, and Todd's brother, Tom
, was best man. Cataldo designed the wedding rings. Former Gov. John Waihee
and wife Lynne
, who is the bride's aunt, attended. Other guests included Myron Martin
, co-producer of "Hairspray," opening next month at the Luxor in Vegas, and Lisa Reisman
. The Reisman family owns Le Parker hotels in Meridian, N.Y., and Palm Springs, Calif. ...
Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org