Cha Thompson speaks today at services for Gary Bautista
is scheduled to speak at Gary Bautista's
services in Las Vegas today on behalf of Don Ho, Jimmy Borges, Melveen Leed, Nina Kealiiwahamana
and Marlene Sai,
as well as herself. Bautista, 54, the Society of Seven's
top male singer, died Monday after suffering a stroke and heart attack on stage in Los Angeles last Saturday. SOS producer Fran Kirk
and Cha were to take maile and other leis to the services. Others from the islands also went to Vegas for the services ...
Things were cooking at the VIP reception for the renovated Servco Home & Appliance Showroom in Mapunapuna Tuesday night. Chef Martin Yan, of the award-winning PBS show "Yan Can Cook," impressed guests with his culinary skills and humor. More than 200 guests attended, including Servco Chairman Mark Fukunaga, company President Eric Fukunaga and Sens. Donna Mercado Kim and Norman Sakamoto. Yan is conducting cooking demonstrations at the Servco showroom's public grand reopening celebration today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yan appears at the BIA Home Building and Remodeling show at Blaisdell tonight at 7:30 ... Rhys Yamanoha, daughter of KHNL's Russell and Tammy Yamanoha, was born Jan. 25 at Kapiolani. Rhys weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Russ handles sports for the station; Tammy is a former KHNL producer ...
Joe Moore's 'extras' are well worth watching
I look forward to KHON anchor Joe Moore's
improv bits, with comments and facial expressions, at the end of each "24" episode Monday nights. Joe's a kick. What's more, his hard-hitting on-air comments and disappointment over the large number of layoffs made by KHON's new owner, which were followed by some key employee resignations, are interesting. As for "24," the anti-terrorist action series is as thrilling as ever with Kiefer Sutherland
carrying the ball and the writers constantly coming up with exciting situations. It's one of the best shows on television ... The death of harbor pilot Capt
. David Lyman
in an accident Sunday was a shock. I had mentioned his annual Super Bowl party at Waikiki Yacht Club in last Saturday's column. The harbor pilots will hold the party in his memory tomorrow as scheduled ...
, 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 email@example.com