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Doggies will have their day at Great Howloween party


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POSTED: Saturday, October 03, 2009

When it comes to putting on the dog, Sooz Mirikitani knows just how to do it and deserves a big bow-wow. She has scheduled the Great Howloween Party from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Aina Haina beachfront Bayer Estate to benefit Hawaii's no-kill animal rescue groups. There will be a “;Beasties on Parade”; pet costume contest from 3 to 5 p.m. ($10 entry), followed by the Moonlight Monster Mash from 6 to 9 p.m., with costume prizes, silent auction, music and dancing after dark, $50. ; For more info, call Lei Oakes at 255-3149 and Debbie Hemingway at 539-2409 or check giftofgivinghawaii.com, where besides information, payment may also be made. If you're a big spender, there is an R.I.P. (Rescuing Innocent Pets) platinum “;Old Parlour”; dinner table for 10 for $7,500. It's billed as a “;fiendishly delightful table, complete with private butler (dead or alive)”; isolated from others. The silver R.I.P. table goes for five grand and is located beneath the trees near the water's edge, also with butler ...

Let's hear it for Dr. Lawrence “;Larry”; Tseu and his late wife, BoHing Chan Tseu, for Oxford University naming the most significant building in the Harris Manchester College after them. Larry was installed Thursday in the Chancellor's Court of Benefactors at Oxford for his commitment to higher education, his academic and professional achievements and his generous gift to Oxford's Harris Manchester College. Lord Christopher Patten, head of Oxford University, who was the governor of Hong Kong when it was turned over to China, presided over the ceremony. Hawaii's John Henry Felix is a member of the chancellor's court and attended the ceremony. Mrs. Tseu received a masters of arts degree from Oxford's Harris Manchester College ...

Mihana Souza has been touring mostly California cities with 101-year-old ukulele player Bill Tapia. Mihana is also cutting a CD on the trip, focussing on pop standards of the '30s and '40s that her parents loved ... Kristian Lei is playing Princess Nala in Hong Kong Disneyland's Festival of the Lion King. She says the stage in the 2,000-seat theater rotates and lifts. The program's fire knife dancers from Samoa, Tahiti and Maui remind her of home ...

Outgoing U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo was the speaker at the recent Hawaii Law Enforcement Association's annual meeting at the Waialae Country Club. Jack Tihati Thompson is president of the organization, formerly called the Hawaii Sheriff's association. Former sheriff Cappy Caminos got laughs for his comments introducing the four founding members who were honored. They are: Will Nakakura, Brian Sakamaki, Lawson Tashima and Albert Kano ...

Ruth Lin is home after a trip to San Antonio where she attended Harley Davidson's fundraiser for underprivileged children. George Strait was auctioneer and his things were in demand. The singer's boots went for $15,000, T-shirt for $12,000 and hat went for another $12,000. He did not auction his pants. That may have caused disappointment for the ladies. Ruth got to ride an award-winning chopper. It was the first time the former actress-model had ridden a bike. She said she dressed the part ...

 

Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin on Honolulu streets in World War II, writes of people, places and things Saturdays. E-mail him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).