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STAR-BULLETIN / 2005
Sake aftertaste event scheduled
A tasting of top sakes from all over Japan -- "Joy of Sake Aftertaste" -- will be held at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at the Japanese Cultural Center on Beretania Street.
A brief educational session with pointers on tasting will precede the event. Tasters may record impressions on a judging form and compare them to Joy of Sake results.
Cost is $37, including sake no sakana (appetizers) from chef Shigeru Kaminaka of Marian's Catering. Call 222-5591 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.joyofsake.com. Reservations required by Saturday.
5 Hawaii companies reach contest finals
Five Hawaii companies have been named finalists in the Gallo Family Vineyards Gold Medal Awards, a nationwide search for the top artisanal food producers.
Hawaii's finalists are the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua-Kona, the bakery Latitude 22 in Honolulu, Mayflower Fisheries in Kilauea, Surfing Goat Dairy on Maui, and Tahitian Goddess in Honolulu.
Their products will be judged this month, with grand prize winners to be chosen in seven categories. Grand prizes come with a $5,000 business development grant.
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Drama puts Bush's Iraq policy on trial
"The United States vs. George W. Bush et al", a courtroom drama written by former Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth de la Vega, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu.
The dramatic reading, based on De la Vega's book, addresses the legal issue of whether Bush and his administration are guilty of fraud in deceiving Congress and the American public into going to war in Iraq.
The evidence is presented in dialogue between a federal prosecutor and FBI witnesses before a mock grand jury, to be selected from the audience. At the end, the audience will vote on the 20-page indictment.
The text was abridged for the reading by local author Gene Parola and First Unitarian's minister, the Rev. Mike Young.
The church is at 2500 Pali Highway. Admission is free, but reservations are required. E-mail email@example.com or call 347-3249.