go! leader Ornstein goes local at new airline's party
WHEN I HANDED GO! head man Jonathan Ornstein
a copy of Friday's afternoon Star-Bulletin that had a huge headline reading "FARE WAR" spread across Page One and his photo greeting passengers right above it, he was more than a little taken aback. He joked that he couldn't believe that he started a war. He didn't start a war with another country or anything like that, but he certainly started a fare war with other Hawaii air carriers. Jonathan is getting into local style really fast. He wore flip flops to a big party he and go! threw on a large chunk of Kahala beachfront property Friday evening. The invitation said aloha wear and Jonathan, with his aloha shirt and zoris, was right into it. Mayor Mufi Hannemann
welcomed Jonathan and go! in a short speech, as did a member of Gov. Linda Lingle's
staff. Tom Moffatt, Herman Frazier,
state Sens. Bob Hogue
and Donna Kim, Joe Gomes, Rob Mauracher
and Paul Tomanari
were among guests in the eclectic crowd. It was a beautiful, picturesque Hawaiian night with a full moon shining through the tall coconut trees ...
NA PALAPALAI and Aaron J. Sala will open the Moonlight Mele on the Lawn concerts at Bishop Museum Thursday ...
'Pajama Game' award will cheer isle's Joy Abbott
PART-TIME Honolulu resident Joy Abbott
, Punahou Class of '48, has to be a happy camper as her late husband George Abbott's
show, "The Pajama Game," won the best revival musical Tony Award Sunday. Joy's name was mentioned during the acceptance speech ... Jim Nabors
marked his 76th birthday yesterday performing at the Mohegan Indian Casino in Connecticut, not the Mohican Casino as I had it in an earlier Wood Craft. When Jim told yesterday's crowd at the afternoon show that it was his birthday, they all sang "Happy Birthday" to him. Lisa Josephsohn
was there and he mentioned her. She said by phone that the crowd loved him. He told a couple of jokes that Phyllis Diller
told him at a party she and Debbie Reynolds
threw for him last week in L.A. Jim said he cleaned up the jokes. Others at the show included Evan Dobelle
and son Harr
y, John Riddle
and Judy Murata
and her fiance Bud Seretean
. Happy birthday to Jim, one of the really good guys we have living here ...
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