Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, February 22, 1997

Sharon Weiner, Arthur Lyman

Kaleikini cuts up
at Hawaiian Open

"I missed the cut by one," said a jovial Danny Kaleikini Sunday, talking about United Airline's Hawaiian Open. Danny was in the AT&T hospitality suite set up by AT&T V.P. Ken Sandefur at Waialae Country Club. Earlier, Waialae head pro Greg Nichols said, "What we need is a playoff." He got what he wanted as Paul Stankowski beat Jim Furyk after four extra holes. Kaleikini was still joking in the clubhouse john after the playoff. "I gave 10-to-1 on the white guy," Danny said. He couldn't lose as both are white. Danny rambled on: "I feel if Tiger (Woods) ever came to this tourney - aloooha!" Pro Peter Jacobsen walked in and Danny said, "But I'm rooting for Peter Jacobsen. He's my man." Jacobsen responded with, "Aloooha!" ...

STRYKER-Weiner P.R. agency CEO and golfer Sharon Weiner was in the AT&T quarters. Sharon, looking none the worse for wear (her bruises were covered), was flipped on her back when hit by a car in a crosswalk last week. Tough Sharon picked herself up and continued on to an Insurers Council meeting. How appropriate ... As 240 girls screamed as he appeared, navigator Nainoa Thompson gave a lecture at La Pietra. "Let me tell you this is the first time I have ever stood in front of so many young women," he said. "I hope you'll forgive me, but I'm pretty nervous" ...

BRUCE LLOYD'S wife Ginny is a busy lady. Besides heading the Honolulu Symphony Associates, she chaired the recent Hale 'Aina Awards and worked on last Saturday's Heart Ball. Bruce's patience was rewarded at the ball as his name was drawn as winner of a new Dodge donated by Cutter Dodge. He gave it to son Mark, who has a Sprite national TV spot ...

Sullivans mark 39th

BOB and Ida Rhea held a 39th anniversary dinner on Valentine's Day for Foodland's Maurice "Sully" Sullivan and wife Joanna at the Bali. Guests included George and Jean Ariyoshi, Hiram Fong Sr., Pat Saiki and John Young. Jerry Santos and a friend sang isle songs as Bali Manager Alicia Antonio brought out a cake ... Michael Schlow of Boston's Cafe Louis, named one of the 10 best new chefs in America by Food & Wine Magazine in 1996, will be in the Bali kitchen Thursday, Friday and next Saturday. His specialties will be served through March 8 ... George Hamilton will host a cigar dinner at the Halekulani March 14. It includes a champagne reception, dinner and wine, then cognac and Hamilton's line of cigars; $125 per ...

ARTHUR LYMAN plays lush, gentle vibes at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel for the luncheon crowd every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Lyman plays hits that never grow old, such as "Yellow Bird," "Kalua," "Waikiki," "I'll Remember You" and "Quiet Village," with Arthur's famed bird calls. International Specialties Prez Ruth Lin, a former Johnny Piilani Watkins hula dancer who also danced for Alfred Apaka, was quick to recognize "Lehuanani" when Arthur played it, as it was one of Apaka's big songs. Entertainer Ed Kenney was among those enjoying Arthur's artistry. Jim Nabors, looking healthy, stopped by. Jim, always gracious, posed with Lin for a photo ...

Cayetano brightens up

GOV. Ben Cayetano looked much better in Dean Sensui's great Page 1 Star-Bulletin photo Thursday than he did on Tuesday eve in Borders at Ward Centre. The guv looked pretty weary during his quick stop in Borders due to long days and nights of teacher contract talks. But early Thursday, a contract was reached, and Cayetano looked like a new man. Now he can work with the new Mizuno irons he got at Nathan Yoshioka's Pro-Am golf shop ... Singer Nina Kealiiwahamana and Gordon Rapozo marked their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday ... Air Guard Lt. Col. Jim Lota was honored by 350 people at his 75th birthday party last Saturday ...

Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Saturday.

Wood Craft by Ben Wood is a Saturday feature of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
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