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Joan of Arc Souza is divine supporter of UH football team


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POSTED: Saturday, August 29, 2009

St. Francis School's Sister Joan of Arc Souza is my kind of school principal. Sister Joan has been a dedicated UH football fan since childhood in Pauoa. She has once again bought a subscription to the pay-per-view telecasts of UH games and will project them on the wall of the campus student center. She invites the Franciscan sisters, faculty and staff to drink beer and pot luck with her and cheer for the Warriors. (No students, of course.) There will be a tailgate party on each game day. The nuns wear tees and sweatshirts with UH logos. Sister Mary Edward Sugioka, also known as “;Sister Eddie,”; has a UH football dress she wears. The Warriors open their season Friday against Central Arkansas at Aloha Stadium. Go Warriors! And go sisters!

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Gus Hannemann, Mayor Mufi Hannemann's brother, emceed the recent Samoan Heritage Week event at Keehi Lagoon at which prestigious Samoans in Hawaii were honored. At the end of the program, Gus announced, “;If you enjoyed my chairing this event and especially my emceeing, don't forget my name is Gus Hannemann. But if I in any way offended you or did a lousy job, my name is Mufi Hannemann”; ...

ONward: Liana Mulleitner started this week as director of residences and public relations at Trump Hotel. Liana had been with Prince Resorts for 19 years before moving on ...

The Hawaii Opera Theatre is holding a fashion sale fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday on the ground level of Mark's Garage. The people at HOT say “;divine finds”; will be available, starting at $10. HOT's Suzanne Watanabe says there will be “;gently used”; couture and casual wear as well as jewelry, shoes and accessories at great prices. Suzanne says some of the donated fashions still have price tags on them. There are also good buys for men. For more info, go to www.hawaiiopera.org ... HOT is looking for male and female singer/actors for their upcoming Opera Express Tour of “;Cinderella.”; Oahu tour dates are Oct. 19 to 30. Pay is involved. Contact Kristin Stone at 596-7372 ext. 205 ...

Had enough Michael Jackson news? Well, his music will never grow old. DeShannon Higa is producing a concert in honor of Jackson, the King of Pop. “;Michael is one of my all-time favorite artists,”; Higa said. “;His level of artistry and excellence in his singing, dancing and performing are what I aspire to. Even after his death, he continues to influence me, maybe even more so now that he's gone. I thought it was fitting that I pay tribute to one of my biggest musical influences by gathering other local musicians, singers and dancers who feel similarly.”; The free concert featuring Jackson's music is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gordon Biersch. Donations will be accepted. Performers, besides Higa, are: Rocky Brown, Anita Hall, eight0eight, Santino, Paisley, John Valentine, Willow, Timothy Taylo, Starr Kalahiki, Intrepid, Jon Hawes, Michael Grande, Konrad Kendrick, Reggie Padilla and Robert Shinoda ...

The marquee at the Hawaii Theatre was dim from midnight Sunday to midnight Monday, except for Elissa Josephsohn's name and 1949-2009, her birth and death years. Lisa was involved in many Hawaii Theatre productions. She died of cancer Aug. 20 ...