Sports Illustrated’s spread does Punahou School proud
New York Life's Bob Corboy
, a former Punahou standout jock who bleeds Buff 'n' Blue, passed along a fabulous spread in the May 26 Sports Illustrated about Punahou having the best high school athletic program in the nation.
The Pun story takes up most of the eight pages, including a two-page photo of some of the school's current athletes. The well-written piece also names former school athletic stars Charlie Wedemeyer, Mosi Tatupu, Chris Duplanty, Michelle Wie, Rick Tune, Buster Crabbe
, Brandon Brooks
and James Scott
. Another former jock mentioned is the best known of all, a basketball reserve named Barack Obama
, who has a good shot at becoming president of the United States. Among the school's athletes of this year named are Monti Te'o, Carissa Moore, Cyd Okino, Erik Shoji
and Alex Ching.
Even grads Dave Guard
and Bob Shane
of the Kingston Trio
are mentioned, although their sport was singing. The third member of the trio was Californian Nick Reynolds.
Not being a Punahou boy, he didn't get any ink
Don't forget to catch Loretta Ables Sayer singing "Bali Hai" on the Tony Awards Preview concert tonight at 6 on KGMB-TV. She is backed by a 10-piece orchestra. It was filmed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room ... Charlie Aldinger has departed Bishop Museum and is now director of museum advancement at Contemporary Museum ...
Food and drink event at the Kahala Hotel
The Kahala Hotel is getting back into the swing of things with its Food & Wine Classic Friday and next Saturday with two big dinners, a cooking class and even a cigar, sweets and brandy event. What's more, there is a wineology class Saturday afternoon by noted winemaker Jim Clendenen
. Things start Friday night at 6 with a five-course dinner prepared by visiting chef Cindy Hutson
from Ortanique on the Mile in Miami. Joining her are Hawaii star chef Amy Ferguson
and the Kahala culinary team. Clendenen and Fred Schrader
will provide the wine pairings. The dinner is under a beachfront tent, $145. The main event is next Saturday's dinner with Hutson and the Kahala's Wayne Hirabayshi
teaming to present a six-course feast in Hoku's, paired with Clendenen's wines, $185 ...
, 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