Tadd makes Sony Open something big to cheer about
BEING SOMEONE who has spent countless, hopeless hours on the golf course, I have to pile more praise on 16-year-old Tadd Fujikawa
for his incredible play in the Sony Open last week. People who have not played golf have no idea how amazing it was for Tadd to finish tied for 20th in a tourney that featured some of the best golfers in the world. Tadd, who stands only 5-feet-1, gave the tournament a giant boost ... Adam Sandler
also gave the Sony a shot in the arm when he accepted a People's Choice Award while clowning around on a Waialae green during CBS' nationally televised awards show Jan. 9 ... Hawaii's Kelly Hu
is looking gorgeous and sexy playing the female lead in ABC's screwball comedy, "In Case of Emergency," carried Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. by KITV ... Hawaii-born Garret Sato
was in "ER" last Thursday ...
CARL SMIGIELSKI, principal broker of Sandwich Isles Realty, is back in action after successful cancer surgery in October. He's happy to report he has sold Tom Selleck's former Black Point residence for the second time in five years for $3 million-plus. The first time he brought in the buyer when Tom had it for sale. This time he represented the seller ... Don McDiarmid Jr. says he and Alva are once again great-grandparents. Don reports son Flip and Leilani McDiarmid's daughter, Heather Saraceno, gave birth to Austin Phillip Saraceno Saturday in Spokane, Wash. New dad is Philip Saraceno ...
Rey's group has Friday gig at Aloha Tower spot
TOWER GRILL at Aloha Tower is kicking off Aloha Fridays with Augie Rey and the Little Big Band Friday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Augie's bandmates are Bobby King and Carlos Barboza. They pump out a variety of good sounds. Augie's daughter, Tahiti Rey, gets her share of vocal solos ...
MORTON'S SINGAPORE G.M. Zyron Schoniwitz, well known in local restaurant circles and a former Morton's Ala Moana manager, brought Nga "Nani" Thuy Nguyen, originally of Hanoi, here for their Dec. 7 wedding. The ceremony was held at Waialae Beach Park and was followed by a reception at the Willows ... Duane Kawamoto, former manager of L'Uraku where he said he spent "10 glorious years," is now food and beverage boss at Neiman Marcus ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org