Dr. Brady assists ex-resident on flight who had heart attack
BYU-PROVO professor Alf Pratte
, a former Star-Bulletin reporter, was here last month to present a paper at BYU-Hawaii on intercultural marriage. He and his wife, June
, took a trip to Kalaupapa, where he began feeling chest pains. On the plane back to Honolulu, Alf was lucky Dr. Kalani Brady
was aboard and recognized signs of a heart attack. Besides giving assistance, the doc arranged for an ambulance to take Alf to Hawaii Medical Center, formerly St. Francis, where he was given emergency treatment. "It was like working under deadline pressure in the newsroom," Alf said. He was able to fly back to Utah after three days. He wants to thank all who helped him ...
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES and Hawaii received a boost from CNN Monday morning when the network aired that Hawaiian was rated best in the nation in on-time and baggage-handling performance, according to the annual Airline Quality Rating report. A woman on the CNN on-air team said that's a good reason to take a flight to Hawaii on the airline. It was pointed out by another newswoman that the other woman was planning to visit the isles anyway on her upcoming honeymoon ... Dr. John Bertram talked about the role tomatoes have on preventing prostate cancer, at Cancer Research Day Saturday at UH School of Medicine. A free lunch was offered to those attending. And what was on the light luncheon menu? Sliced and cherry tomatoes, that's what ...
Wongs have Mexican food before Passover
AND TRUDY WONG
and daughter Shaaroni
, home from Boston U. grad school, are a versatile bunch. They had a big family dinner at Compadres on Sunday, the night before Passover, with the entire brood, right down to grandnieces and grandnephews. Shaaroni digs Compadres. Then they switched into celebrating the Jewish holidays with two nights of Passover Seder dinners at their Manoa home, with Rabbi Peter Schaktman
of Temple Emanu-El among the participants. Earlier, Schaktman advised members of the Interfaith Open Table, holding their monthly meeting this morning at Temple Emanu-El, not to bring the usual doughnuts and muffins. Today's gathering is in the midst of Passover, when Jewish people eat unleavened bread, free of anything that could rise or ferment ...
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