Hawaii

By Dave Donnelly

Friday, February 6, 1998


Poi Boys toe-to-toe
on the dial

JUST a few months ago, Tom Moffatt recalls, his broadcast partner at K-POI 30 years ago, Ron Jacobs, assured him he'd never go on the air opposite him. Well, amazing how things can change. Beginning Monday, Jacobs and another ex-Poi Boy, Donn Tyler, will go on the air mornings at KCCN-AM at the same time Moffatt is playing oldies at 107.9 FM. (Is AM vs. FM not "opposite" each other? We'll have to ask the Clinton spin doctors.) Cas Borge of Waianae remembers Jacobs for telling her how to tell time. As she and her dad were breakfasting at 7:35 a.m., Jacobs would say, "It's five minutes after 7:30," and throw her dad off, something she's never forgotten ... Also going on the air as a talk show host on KCCN next week is Bob Jones, the ex-TV newsman, and on Tuesday at 9 a.m. his guest will be Toni Worst to discuss campaign spending. Now if he could only get Rep. Ed Case to be on the same show, we could again have a Worst-Case scenario ...

TEXAS A&M Professor Brian M. Linn has won the 1997 Distinguished Book Award by the Society of Military History for his work, "Guardians of Empire." Why is this of interest in Hawaii, you ask? Linn is a graduate of Roosevelt High and UH and much of his book, dealing with the U.S. Army in the Pacific, has to deal with Hawaii ... Things should be a little calmer this weekend than last at Sea Life Park. The park was full of celebrities last weekend -- NFL players like Herman Moore, Irving Fryar, Trent Dilfer and Mike Alstott were all on hand signing autographs. In addition, Miss Universe Brook Mahealani Lee toured the park and could be found hanging out with the dolphins at Splash U. Also there were musical groups Somethin' for the People, Allure and Chant ...

Escape from Ireland

HE'S no longer playing polo, but Tyrone, the Marquis of Waterford, still flies in from his estate in Ireland for an annual island vacation. He used to bring an English-Irish polo team to Mokuleia each year until he retired from active competition in the sport. February seems a good time to escape the wintry climes of the Emerald Isle for the more sultry atmosphere of Waikiki. Once again, his good Honolulu friends (and frequent guests in Ireland) Dr. Richard Kelley and wife Bitsy are throwing a reception in his honor at their Diamond Head home ...

IT was an eye-opener to read in an ad that the annual President's Day "Great Aloha Run" this year would have a "brand new route." Could this mean that the cannon which starts the race will no longer sound in the predawn hours outside by bedroom window? No such luck. The start and finish lines will remain the same, I was told on inquiring, with only some different streets being used near the Stadium due to construction. So once again, the cannon will roar and I'll sit bolt upright ...

Krainin for a view

PHOTOGRAPHER Ewing Krainin became a very well known camera artist while traversing the globe after leaving his job with Pan Am back in the '60s -- did he know something? His works will be on exhibit starting tonight at Diamond Head Theatre during the run of the musical, "Nine." Krainin himself rated more like a "10" from author James Michener, who wrote, "In the years when I crisscrossed the Pacific writing my books, I often came upon a jovial, extremely gifted, internationally famous photographer. Ewing Krainin, years younger than I, became a trusted friend, and a source for some great stories." Some compliment, coming from a pretty good storyteller himself! ...



Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
His columns run Monday through Friday.

Contact Dave by e-mail: donnelly@kestrok.com.




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