By Dave Donnelly

Thursday, June 17, 1999

Titles cause royal mess

HOW appropriate for the Star-Bulletin to come out with an insert yesterday on Hawaii's kings and queens. We're still loaded with both -- Judges Sam King and Lloyd King come to mind as does former lieutenant governor Jean King, who seems somehow more queenly. And we're all but overrun with queens, which can bring on some confusion. Tomorrow night is the Miss Hawaii 1999 contest at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. On Wednesday I mentioned some of the queens who'll be on hand, and got the titles for three out of four incorrect. Luana Alapa is a former Miss Hawaii, but Jenny Souza is the current Mrs. Hawaii (not Miss) and Angel Teves is Miss Hawaii U.S. (not USA) and Liana Green is Miss Teen Hawaii U.S. (not USA). Others apparently hold those USA titles. In addition, the 1998 Miss Hawaii, Jennifer Hera, will be at the event to turn over her title. And if you're in the market for bargains at the event's "Fashion Frenzy," some one-of-a-kind designer gowns are being sold at greatly reduced prices, with those which normally retail from $400 to $3,000 going for a mere $120 or less ...

Mug shot NONE of the three women in the filmed-in Hawaii "Real World" opening segment Tuesday seemed particularly queenly, but the only girl to keep her clothes on throughout, Amaya, the buxom blonde, may prove the most popular of the group. She was a guest on the Craig Kilborn late, late night TV'er Tuesday ... Imagine the expression on the faces of the eight cops who returned to their cars on the street after attending a meeting at the Ilikai Tuesday and found they'd all been ticketed. By a sergeant, according to a keen-eyed Chart House employee who got a great kick out of it ...

Hula by the Bay

LOCALITES have been able to see the award-winning halau "Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu" from San Francisco on Hawaiian Airlines flights to and from the mainland. A 13-minute segment of "The World According to Hula" is being featured. The group won the prestigious Isadora Duncan Dance Award -- the "Izzie" -- for the production, first staged last year. Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane recently accepted the Izzie, a first for the hula, from S.F. Ethnic Dance Festival artistic director David Roche. Makuakane now plans to present the group in its Hawaii debut in March of next year at the Hawaii Theater ...

HEY moms and dads: The Blue and Red Power Rangers will be making an appearance at the last day of the 50th State Fair on Sunday. So if you haven't taken your kids to the fair yet, this may be just the push over the edge you need ... Benny Agbayani, the surprise power-hitting sensation of the New York Mets, stays in touch with his mom, Faith Agbayani, via long distance. Still, one would imagine she has a calling plan with volume discounts -- she's a supply specialist at GTE Hawaiian Tel ...

Simon who?

REMEMBER a few years back when Paul Simon was announced as guest host on "Saturday Night Live," and both Paul Simon the singer/songwriter and Paul Simon, the politico running for president, walked out on stage. There was some discussion as to who didn't belong there and the politician lost, as he did later in the campaign. Well, now comes yet another Paul Simon, this one the actor from TV's "Law and Order" and "Diehard Three." He was spotted two nights in a row at Trattoria. Next up: A film with Pierce Brosnan ...

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

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