6 new NFL Hall of Famers honored at Bali Restaurant
Bali Restaurant GM Alicia Antonio
and her staffers, particularly those who are football fans, were at their best Saturday when six new players selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame were guests of honor at a dinner party for 31 people. The stars, who were here for Pro Bowl activities, will be inducted into the hall Aug. 2 at the Pro football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. They are: cornerback Darrell Green
and wide receiver Art Monk,
who both gained fame with the Washington Redskins; defensive end Fred Dean
, San Diego and San Francisco; linebacker Andre Tippett
, Kansas City; cornerback Emmitt Thomas
, and Gary Zimmerman
, a tackle for Minnesota and Denver. Alicia, who Incidentally marked a birthday Sunday, did not have rookies serving the former greats, she had veterans Kris Mago, Ricky Wilcox, Bonnie Macmac
and Brandi Williams
dishing out the food. Kris said the honorees were "so nice, personable and gracious." They weren't so "nice, personable and gracious" on the field. Just ask the guys they played against ...
...Dorothy Stockman, who was taking a 'round the world trip in 1941 and got stranded here when Pearl Harbor was attacked, turns 100 Feb. 21. She never wanted to leave Hawaii, according to her nephew Rick Esson. But she did so after the war following marriage to Jack Stockman. They lived in Philadelphia before divorcing. After the split she headed right back to Honolulu and became an executive secretary at First Hawaiian Bank in 1964, according to bank records. She retired as the bank's travel coordinator in 1973. Rick said Dorothy worked on a book with Woody Brown, 95, a legendary waterman who invented the catamaran, now living on Maui. The spiritual book is called "The Gospel of Love" ...
HIFF tossing Oscar party at the Halekulani
The Hawaii International Film Festival is holding its Oscar party Feb. 24 at the Halekulani Hotel. Guests are invited to start arriving at 4 p.m. There will be a silent auction. A six-course dinner will be served, starting at 5 p.m. along with a telecast of the Academy Awards show. Tickets for the black-tie optional party are $225 and can be had by calling 373-9911. Kimi Matar
is chairing the event ...
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