Former Star-Bulletin staffer makes it to Oscar's red carpet
It's a long road starting as a Star-Bulletin messenger and making it all the way to the Academy Awards' Red Carpet but Martha Shade
has made that trip. Martha is a regional producer for Network News Service, the consortium of ABC, CBS and Fox, and managed to score a media pass for the Oscars. Martha is a 1995 UH journalism grad. She moved to the mainland in 2001 and worked for NNS at the ABC bureau in Los Angeles and at the CBS network headquarters in New York City. She lived here for 12 years and was a weather and traffic reporter at I-94 and KHVH, and produced news at KGMB and KHNL. At the Oscars, Martha said she was standing on the Red Carpet between Teri Okita
and Carter Evans
, both formerly of KGMB. Teri is seen on the CBS national news, covering events all over the world. Carter is a reporter for KCBS/KCAL in L.A. ...
Not only will Dog Chapman and Beth Smith participate in the awards ceremony for the Race Against Violence 5K run tomorrow, but Beth will run as well. The run starts at 7 a.m. and the awards ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at Manoa Recreation Center ... Star-Bulletin cartoonist Corky Trinidad's gift of a drawing for former UH baseball coach Toku Tanaka was a highlight of a recent luncheon honoring the coach's induction into the UH Sports Circle of Honor. Recognition was also given to Les Murakami and Sol Kaulukukui, Circle of Honor members attending the Stan Sheriff Center luncheon, and to Toku's buddies who served with him in the 442nd. Bob Kagamida was emcee ...
Maharaja owner hopes to book Dion for concert
Having an early dinner at Mariposa with Maharaja nitery owner Peter Maharaj
and Mata Ava
Thursday were Celine Dion's
sister Linda Dion
, Linda's husband Alain Sylvestre, Suzanne Lafleur
and Mike Faudel
. Peter said they were going to see Don Ho's
show that evening. He added that he would like to book Celine in Aloha Stadium. Alain said they are here to visit Peter and for the sun. I hope they are not holding their breaths waiting for sunshine ... Jimmy Borges
is a fan of classical singer Renee Fleming
and gave her a lei at her concert Sunday and told her, "Thanks for bringing three hours of sunshine to Hawaii." ...
, 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