Donohue, crew getting set for Kick Start Karate feast
Former Police Chief Lee Donohue
and his Kick Start Karate crew are gearing up for their "Taste of Kick Start." The fundraiser is scheduled Aug. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bayer Estate in Aina Haina. Roy's Restaurants is coming aboard this year, joining Alan Wong's, Shanghai Bistro, Alanzo's, Webco's Seafood Bar and Yatai's Sushi Bar in providing plenty of food. Beverages, a silent auction and music are included for $125. Kick Start's goal is to provide a safe after-school environment for at-risk youngsters and to boost them academically and physically. It was founded by Donohue and Amy Abe
, a retired Waipahu High educator. Call Leanne Williams
, 286-8831, for more info and tickets ...
Jack Cione is up to something new for his next show, "Skool Daze." Jack will attempt to transform 24 of his neighbors and employees at the Arcadia Retirement Residence into 5- and 6-year-old Catholic school students. Opening night for the musical comedy is Aug. 4 at Arcadia. In Jack's show, the "students" are preparing for their school's annual talent show. The star is Rae Alice Hall and the male lead is Allan Lee. Other cast members include: Maridell Alexander, Katherine Bolman, David Crowell, Charlie Fong, Linda Gentry, Connie Gomez, Marney Guy, Eleanor Hanson, Ethie Mendonca, Lucille "Taps" Pratt, Sam Sasai, Ann Simpson, Richard Tamboa, Sonya Weiser, Francis Yee and Phyllis Zerbe ...
Judge King, wife Anne disagree on 'Da Vinci' film
I was among those helping the much-publicized "The Da Vinci Code" amass a global $224 million weekend take, managing to get a second-row seat for the 2:50 p.m. show at Ward Sunday. For a murder mystery running 2 hours and 20 minutes to hold my interest throughout, looking up from the second row, it has to be something special. As I was going down the elevator after the picture, Judge Sam King
, his wife Anne
and two strangers -- middle-aged women -- rode with me. The strangers told me they were not overly impressed. They added that the story of Jesus Christ
being married and having a child, which the picture presents, was not necessarily how it was. Anne liked the picture and said it held her interest, too. But the judge said it was "tedious," adding, "the book was better" ...
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