PHOTO ILLUSTRATION COURTESY HAWAII PRODUCTIONS ASSOCIATES
"Hawaii Goes Fishing" crew, back row: Audy Kimura, left, and Dean Sensui, co-producers. Front row: Reporter Margot Oshiro, left, with hosts Dave Lancaster and Cindy Paliracio.
Audy Kimura, Dean Sensui have landed their dream jobs
Composer-singer Audy Kimura
and Dean Sensui
, who formerly ran the Star-Bulletin's photography department, have had their dream come true -- getting paid to go fishing. They have teamed up to produce a top fishing show, "Hawaii Goes Fishing" on OC16. Joining them are veteran TV news reporter Cindy Paliracio,
radio personality and comedian Dave Lancaster
and roving reporter Margot Oshiro
. Cindy and Dave are co-hosts. "We have some great talent working with us," Audy said. "But it's not about us or the hosts. It's about fishermen and women who fish in Hawaii. Their stories make the show." Each new show runs at 5 p.m. on Sundays and "encores" about 10 times a week at various times. Audy wrote and performs the show's signature music and he also handles the business end. Dean does the shooting and editing. "It's a nice change from years of shooting hard news at the Star-Bulletin," Dean said. Drop them a line -- not a fishing line, a few written lines -- at dean@HawaiiGoesFishing.com
if you'd like to invite them on your next fishing outing ...
Dean Sensui, behind the camera, left.
When I was a little kid at Lincoln Elementary, there were visits to the Bishop Museum. The main attraction for us was the whale hanging from the ceiling. It was just about the biggest thing we had ever seen. Seeing the whale, with one normal side and the other side showing its skeleton, was a big treat. It's amazing how many kids remember the museum's whale. My colleague, Donica Kaneshiro
, who is decades and decades younger than I am, said she enjoyed going to the museum and seeing the whale when she was in Liholiho Elementary. She plans to take her son, Branden
, 3, to see the whale and the whale exhibit running now at the museum. The exhibit, "Whales: Wonders of the Ocean," runs through Sept. 21 ...
Heather Malia Ho scholarship awarded
The first Heather Malia Ho
Memorial Scholarship at Rehab Hospital has been awarded to Don Yamauchi
, a physical therapist and the supervisor of Rehab's Hilo Clinic. Peter
and Michelle Ho
established the scholarship in memory of Peter's sister Heather, who died in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. Heather's dad is Stuart Ho
and her grandfather is the late financier Chinn Ho
... The First Hawaiian Bank REHAB Golf Challenge at the Hawaii Prince Wednesday is a sellout again this year, bringing smiles to the faces of Greg McMackin
, the new UH football coach, and FHB's Tony Guerrero
, co-chairs, and REHAB Foundation's Ko Miyataki
... The organizers of the June 12 ADA Partners Fore a Cure tourney at the Prince, a benefit for the American Diabetes Association, are also hoping for a sellout. Dr. Laurie Tom
and Uli Cutter
are co-chairs. Call 947-5979 to sign up. I dig that "Fore" a Cure bit ... The last name of American Savings' girl named Ryan was incorrect in a recent column. Her name is Ryan Lucas
, 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