Little League champs spend a night at Marriott's Ihilani
THE WEST OAHU Little League World Series champs and coaches from Ewa Beach, along with their families, were treated to a day and night stay by the JW Marriott Ihiliani Resort and Spa Nov. 5. The boys loved the swimming pool. Each member of the party also was given a $35 dining certificate to dine in any of the resort's restaurants. Some of the mainland guests had watched the team win on TV and offered congratulations. All of the team members couldn't make the Nov. 5 date but the resort will host the others Dec. 3 ... Resort G.M. Chris Tatum
is happy the Ihilani was voted No. 15 in Conde Nast Traveler's top 30 Pacific Rim Resorts for 2005 in a readers' poll. The Kauai Marriott was 26th and the chain's Kapalua Bay on Maui was 30th ... Marriott is a sponsor of Ko Olina Charities, which provided 4,000 Thanksgiving meals for needy Leeward coast people Saturday. Students from Waipahu and Kapolei High Schools assisted Ihilani chefs in preparing the food at Kapolei High for the Ko Olina Resort & Marina project ...
THE BABIES keep coming for members of the Star-Bulletin family. Copy editor Joe and Jaymi Edwards are without a doubt the ohana's all-time mom and dad. They welcomed Lehua, baby No. 8, on Nov. 7. That gives them four girls and four boys, enough for two swimming relay teams. Jaymi was a competitive swimmer and the kids take to the water, too. Assistant sports editor Sjarif Goldstein and his wife, Jenni, were set to buy a car seat, stroller and bassinet Oct. 24 when Mara Jessilyn Garcia Goldstein arrived at Kaiser Moanalua 18 days early. The Goldsteins have a son, Quinn, 4 ...
Let's hear it for the 'Bows who crushed MSU
Congrats to the roaring Rainbows basketball team, coach Riley Wallace
and his staff for their shocking 84-62 upset over Michigan State Saturday, the No. 4-ranked team in the nation. And it was no fluke, the visiting Spartans were flat-out beaten, fair and square ... Michelle Wie
is the cover story in Fortune magazine, which should be on the stands until Dec. 5. Michelle is wearing an Escada pants suit, which makes Ala Moana Escada store G.M. Marise Montano-Smith
quite pleased ...
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