Girl Scout Council of Hawaii honors 4 women of distinction
Congratulations to Halekulani Corp. VP Patricia Tam
, Fernandez Entertainment chief Linda Fernandez
, City Mill VP Carol Ai May
and attorney Mary Jane Connell
, a partner at Carlsmith Ball, for being named women of distinction by the Girl Scout Council of Hawaii. The women will be honored at the council's fundraising dinner tonight at the Hilton Coral Ballroom ... Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly
devoted his full-page "Life of Reilly" column in the Nov. 5 issue to Mun Kin Wong
, a small quarterback on the UH 1941 football team who received his football letter 66 years late. Kim was awarded his letter in August at the Warrior Quarterbacks for Charity event at the Kahala. The reason Mun Kin didn't get his letter was because the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor came a week before the San Jose State game, ending the season. Mun Kin always wanted his football letter and coach June Junes
gave it to him at the charity event. Star QB Colt Brennan
shook his hand ...
IN magazine publisher Emily Lopez marries Ko Olina sales exec Michael Goyne Nov. 17 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace Church. An Iolani Palace reception follows ... Bishop Museum and Library is holding its annual book sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon ... Bill Monsen's last name was misspelled in Saturday's column ...
Celebration of life held for Al Franco
About 80 family members and friends turned out Saturday at Punaluu to celebrate the life of retired restaurateur Al "Bozo" Franco, 74, who died Sept. 20 in Waimea. Al and his late wife, the former Julie Furtado, owned Beachwalk Broiler, The Sty and Parker Ranch Broiler. Speakers at the party were his cousin, George Naukana, who spoke of Al's Franco family, and Rose Moreno, who covered his Anae family side. Al, a 1952 Roosevelt grad, was the starting fullback and was a pole vaulter. His football halfbacks, Henry George and Roy Ryder, both made the All Star teams and Al's blocking helped them get there. Both attended the celebration. Singer Boyce Rodrigues was Al's classmate and he brought his sister, Nina Kealiiwahamana, along to sing with him at the event. Al was a restaurant man but it was said his favorite job came after he retired from eateries and became a golf marshal, or "shade monitor," at Mauna Lani resort. Aloha, Al ...
, 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