Star-Bulletin Features

Wednesday, August 18, 1999


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Rod Stewart plays Oct. 6 at Blaisdell.

Rod Stewart returns

If you still think Rod Stewart is sexy after more than 30 years singing rock 'n' roll, the singer of such songs as "Maggie May" and current hit "When We Were the New Boy" will perform in concert for one night at the Blaisdell Arena at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Tickets are $65 and $45 and go on sale Friday at the Blaisdell box office, University of Hawaii Campus Center, House of Music at Ala Moana, and Tempo Music stores on Oahu.

Tickets also can be purchased by phone from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays by calling Tickets Plus at 526-4400; or visit

Stewart, who last played in Hawaii 11 years ago, began his long career as a harmonica-toting member of Jimmy Powell and the Five Dimensions in 1963. Stewart eventually hooked up with the likes of Mick Fleetwood, Jeff Beck and Ron Wood, before going solo.

For information call 591-2211.


On air today

"Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song," 7:30 p.m., KHET/ PBS. Singer and slack key artist Keola Beamer is accompanied by his wife, Moana, who also performs hula; and his mother, Winona, for an in-studio concert of family classics and new compositions.

"The Sopranos," 9 p.m., HBO. In this rerun, Tony must find out if one of his men is wearing a wire, Makazian is arrested at a brothel, and Jimmy is released from prison and visits the family. TV-MA.


Be prepared for emergencies

Whether your fear is a hurricane, Y2K or if you just want to be prepared, head for the hills of Makakilo for an Emergency Preparedness Family Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Makakilo Recreation Center.

Workshops will teach how best to store food and water, assemble a 72-hour emergency kit, safeguard documents and draft a family disaster plan. Another topic: wheat storage and recipes for using whole-grain wheat.

A three-hour first-aid certification class also will be held. Cost is $3.50 and pre-registration is required. Call 672-8004.

For browsers, the fair offers exhibits on water purification, box ovens, open-fire cooking, dehydrating foods and other storage topics. Hawaiian Electric Co. and the fire department will also have displays. There will be a children's tent with emergency vehicles on display.

The Makakilo Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is sponsoring the fair as its annual community service project. The LDS church encourages its members to prepare to care for themselves and their families for up to a year in case of emergency.


Genealogy workshops set

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and the Hawaii Hiroshima Heritage Study Group will present "Tracing Our Roots: Japanese Genealogy Workshop" from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the center.

Participants will be provided with basic information for researching their family history. Participants are asked to bring as much historical and background information on their family as possible. Individuals will conduct their own research.

The workshop will consist of two sessions. The general session will focus on basic genealogical information, computer research, kamon (family crests) and community agencies and resources in Hawaii. The small group session will feature discussions led by experts.

Bernice Hirai, former University of Hawaii assistant professor of Japanese, is the chairperson of this introductory workshop.

The registration deadline is Sept. 3. The cost of the workshop is $30 for Japanese Cultural Center members, and $35 for non-members. The fee includes a comprehensive 200-page manual, and a bento lunch.

Early registration is recommend because enrollment is limited. Family prefecture(s) of participants should be noted on application form. For more information, call the Japanese Cultural Center at 945-7633.

Information about the center's programs may also be found online at

Fall classes in Moiliili

Registration is being taken for Moiliili Community Center's fall activities. September classes range from belly dance basics (10 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday lessons beginning Sept. 4 for $40) to ribbon lei (three Friday sessions beginning Sept. 17, offered day or evening for $11).

For more information, call 955-1555. The center is at 2535 S. King. St.

Enter Hydrofest pageant

Contestants are being sought for the Ms. JN Chevrolet Hydrofest 1999 pageant scheduled to take place Sept. 11 at The Banyans, Pearl Harbor.

Qualified delegates must be at least 18 years old, have at least three months Hawaii residency, and must be a United States citizen.

Competition categories are casual wear, evening gown and interview. Winners will serve at all 1999 Hydrofest events.

For more information, call Pageant Productions at 395-8715.

Hawaii's Kitchen

The "Hawaii's Kitchen" program that aired at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on KHON Fox 2 is a rebroadcast of a July 1998 show.

Recipes for the dishes prepared on the program were printed in the July 29, 1998 edition of the Star-Bulletin.



Pick of Oahu poke

Oahu qualifiers for the 8th Annual Sam Choy Poke Festival, scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Hapuna Beach Hotel on the Big Island, were selected Saturday at the Hawaii Prince Hotel:

Bullet Glenn Gum, Cooked Poke

Bullet Dick Ardona, Poke Using Hot Sauce

Bullet Ethel Leong, Poke Using Ogo

Bullet Kent Lee, Poke Using Surimi

Bullet Betsy Esposito, Poke Using Hokkigai

Bullet Doug Pires, Poke Using Macadamia Nuts

Bullet Kathleen Chun, Poke Using Soy Sauce

Bullet Ruth Lin, Poke Using Tofu

Bullet Eric Leong, Traditional Poke

Maui finalists were selected Aug. 7 at the Maui Prince Hotel:

Bullet Muffy Gushi, Poke Using Macadamia Nuts

Bullet Lai Kaahumanu, Poke Using Tofu

Bullet Donna Williams-Crane, Cooked Poke

Bullet Kristine Snyder, Poke Using Hot Sauce

Bullet Richard Kusumoto and Ryan Ching, Traditional

Bullet "HawaiiDiet": Dr. Terry Shintani will be at Borders Ward Centre at noon on Saturday for a book signing and to celebrate the national release of his book. "Hawaii-

Diet" Shintani's program combines local traditions with the latest nutritional breakthroughs for healthy eating.

Bullet "Waianae Retreat": The Hawaii Public Television series "Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi" discovers how Ihilani's Spa revitalizes guests through exercise programs, relaxation and healthful cuisine designed by former Ihilani Executive Chef Mark Adair in the episode airing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on KHET/PBS.

In addition, Adair will show viewers how easy it is to cook healthy dishes at home, demonstrating steamed prawns, fish and vegetables with a bean and tofu puree.

Also, host Yamaguchi will prepare two other low-fat dishes - tofu steaks topped with saffron-flavored chicken, shiitake mushrooms and bok choy; and a salad of seared salmon, mushrooms, citrus and mango.

Bullet "Endless Summer": David Paul's Diamond Head Grill presents a cooking class with owner Chef David Paul Johnson, 11:30 a.m-3 p.m. Aug. 28. Backyard barbecue, salad, simple dessert recipes, and summer cocktails will be prepared and served as lunch for participants. Cost is $50 plus tax and tip. Call 922-3734.


Free screenings Saturday

Free blood pressure screenings and testing for thyroid, skin, dental and ear/nose/throat conditions, will be among the offerings at the St. Anthony's Parish Health Fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The 15th annual fair will be held in the parish cafeteria, at 640 Puuhale Road.

Screenings will also be offered for cancer, cataracts, glaucoma and hernia. All tests are free and confidential, and health insurance is not required.

For more information, call 845-9955.

Sports Day at Palama

Straub Foundation has organized a free community outreach meeting, "Sports Day, the Healthy Way," at Palama Settlement.

The event, running noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, will focus on kids and their parents "talking story" with an "Ask the Doctor" panel of experts on topics such as first aid and prevention and treatment of sports injuries.

Special guests Tita Ahuna, Clay Cockett, Skippa Diaz, Blaine Gaison, Dave Shoji, David Tanuvasa and Jason Tittle will conduct sports clinics.

Adding to the day's fun, a team of doctors and coaches will challenge the KGMB-TV Sports Team in a game of volleyball during a mid-afternoon break.

Other workshops will feature healthy cooking, lomilomi massage therapy, diet and exercise information.

There will be free hamburgers and hot dogs and free T-shirts will be given to children (8 and older) who pre-register. Call 524-6755.

Genetics and health

What is the impact of genetic makeup on our health? The Queen's Medical Center aims to answer the question in its next free community health lecture, entitled, "Understanding Our Genetic Make-Up - How Important Is It?"

The panel discussion takes place 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 in the center's Kamehameha Auditorium. Speakers are medical geneticist Berkley R. Powell, clinical nurse specialist Janet Brumblay and certified genetic counselor Susan Seto-Donlon.

They will discuss genetic risk assessment; current approaches to diagnosis and management of such adult onset disorders as cancer, heart disease and dementia; utilization of community resources; and the future of therapy.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Call The Queen's Referral Line at 537-7117 for more information.


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