Winning halau on CBS
The Merrie Monarch Festival will get a bit of network television exposure when this year's overall champions, the kane of Halau I Ka Wekiu, will appear on a segment of "The CBS Early Show" around 8:30 tomorrow morning.
A CBS news team, hosted by Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race"), collaborated with the Big Island Visitors Bureau and festival organizers to shadow the halau during last month's competition in Hilo.
Halau I Ka Wekiu swept the hula kahiko and hula 'auana competitions at the prestigious festival and was the overall winner in points, rare for an all-male halau.
Based in Honolulu, the halau's kumu hula are Karl Veto Baker and Michael Nalanakila'ekolu Casupang.
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Halau I Ka Wekiu (kane) under the direction of kumu hula Karl Veto Baker and Michael Nalanakila'ekolu Casupang dance during the 'auana portion of the Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition. They swept the kahiko and 'auana and overall awards.
The sailor chooses his first mate in rose rite on tonight's 'Bachelor'
The wait is finally over. Tonight's revelation will end weeks of speculation and rumors as we find out whether bachelor Andy Baldwin chooses Bevin or taps Tessa. But first, he takes both women to meet his family in Pennsylvania. Then all three return to Hawaii for the final rose ceremony, which Baldwin told reporters last week "was the hardest thing I've ever had to do."
"The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman" airs tonight at 8:01 on KITV/ABC, and tomorrow night at 7 fans can watch "After the Final Rose," a special episode featuring the happy couple.
Once their relationship is out of the public eye, Baldwin said, "We need to fall in love with each other all over again. No wedding date is set. We both know the first step is her moving here and us living a somewhat normal life in the real world."
Who will Andy chose? Bevin, left, or Tessa?
Snappy comeback, Preteena! Readers spur comic's return
Webmaster's Note: Comics appear in the Star-Bulletin print edition only.
"Preteena" makes her return to the daily comics page starting today, replacing previous mainstay "B.C.," whose creator, Johnny Hart, died in early April. Due to an unexpected outcry from readers of all ages, we happily bring back Allison Barrows' comic strip that stars 10-year-old Teena Keene and her friends and family, including her haughty sister, Jeri, and best friend, Stick.
If you want to catch up with what's been happening with "Preteena" during its absence from the Star-Bulletin, visit www.gocomics.com/preteena.
And we have plans to bring back "Preteena" to our Sunday section as well, as soon as the Mail Order Ninja story line finishes in July in the "Tokyopop Presents" strip.