442nd friendship takes Inouye to E & O to catch Manoa DNA
SEN. DAN INOUYE
walked into E & 0 Trading company to catch Manoa DNA
on its Thursday nighter July 6. The senator's close friend is Keiji Kawakami
, with whom he served in the 442nd. Keiji is the dad of DNA leader Lloyd Kawakami
and the grandfather of Lloyd and Carla Kawakami's
, who round out Manoa DNA. Gentleman Cal Lui
gave the senator his prime seat when he arrived. Lloyd's sister, Pat Kawakami,
danced a hula for Inouye. It was a good night in the E & O "music section" as guests Kimo Kahoano
and Cecilio Rodriguez
stepped up and performed. Both did several numbers. E & O managing partner Kenwei Chong
says the Lahaina E & O is slated to open Thursday ...
FRANCINE GEDAN was in Murphy's for lunch the day after she and her husband Joe faced a gunman, the suspect in three killings on Tantalus, who invaded their home. Francine calmly told waitress Jan Diehl of the horror. Joe and Francine are a couple of cool individuals. Staying calm most likely saved their lives ...
CARLA BEACHCOMBER and her husband, Jess Lutz, are here for another visit. They are staying at the Colony Surf ...
Borges has a way with songs and pretty women
GUESTS on the Kahala Hotel's Veranda received a bonus July 7 when Jimmy Borges
sang with pianist Betty Loo Taylor
, drummer Sonny Froman
, bassist-trombonist Brien Matson
and vocalist Sydette Sakauye
. Jimmy sang the Beatles'
"Michelle," tossing in his own lyrics for Miami resident Michelle Doherty
, who has island connections. Jimmy knows how to get a hug from a pretty woman visitor. Mike Pirics,
a former co-owner of the old Bistro Restaurant, and his wife, Julia
, enjoyed the sounds along with Sandwich Isles Realty's Carl
and Jim Smigielski
. Mike is involved with Coconuts Beach Club in Samoa ...
BORGES WAS spotted two days later with Matt Catingub and Allen Sviridoff, who were discussing the formation of Matt's 38-member band with local Musician's Union President Mike Largarticha at the Halekulani's House Without a Key. Asked if talented local singers will get a shot with the band, a smiling Matt, looking at Jimmy, said that was a distinct possibility ...
, 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