Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, September 18, 1999

Star-Bulletin closing after 117 years

Bulletin made Hawaii better

I wore black to work Thursday to mark the death of a dear friend, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. I go way back with the Mug shotBulletin, probably longer than anyone on the staff. My Bulletin days started in 1942 when, as a small kid, I sold the paper on Honolulu's streets. It has been my bread and butter ever since I became a full-time employee in 1967. My colleagues and I feel a great loss. But the biggest loss will be felt by the people of Hawaii. The Star-Bulletin, a vigilant public watchdog, has made Hawaii a better place ...

Let's hear it for Henry

Hats off to Henry Zuberano who gave $1 million to the Hawaii Theatre Center. The gift was revealed Thursday at the center's annual meeting at the Kahala Mandarin ... Mariposa chef Doug Lum and G.M. David Nagaishi are cooking up a special dinner tonight to mark Neiman Marcus' first year in Hawaii. Guests will be greeted with champagne and caviar. The H20 swing band plays music. Cost is $50. David is going to Dallas to work in the main store's restaurant Tuesday through Sept. 27 ... Alan Wong's opens tonight at Liberty House Ala Moana. The party is benefit for Bishop Museum and Leeward Community College. Pupu, wine and beer will be offered. Perry and Price are emcees and Mahiemahie entertains, $125 ...

David and Laurie Callies and Bob and Sue Moore held a poolside party last Saturday at the Callies' Waialae Iki home. Ethelynne and Mona Teves and Leinaala Simerson played and sang Hawaiian music. Kathy Ostrem led seven women, including Laurie and Sue, in dancing to "Puamana." That made Nane Aluli beam, as his mom, Irmgard Aluli, wrote the song. Nane also sang. Guests needing a lawyer didn't have to look far. David is a UH Law School professor, and many attorneys attended ...

Celebrating Duke

The Kahanamoku Family Foundation puts on the inaugural "Kahanamoku Brothers Celebrate Duke" Ocean Sports Festival at Waikiki Beach next Saturday and Sunday, starting at 7 a.m. each day. Surfing and outrigger canoe events will take place. Entertainment is scheduled Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot Monkey Love, Owana Salazar, Makana and Hapa perform in that order. Call 262-2488 for more info ...

The annual Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure, a 5K run/walk and 1-mile family fun walk, will take place Sept. 26 at Kapiolani Park. It raises funds to fight breast cancer. Call 973-5967 ext. 4 for more information. Lt. Gov. Maize Hirono is honorary chair of the event and Jackie Young is honorary survivor chair ... The Kuilima Amateur Golf Tournament is scheduled Sept. 25-26 at the Links at Kuilima. Call head pro Larry Keil at 293-8574 for entry info ... The Callaway Hawaii State Open and Tihati Pro-am is scheduled Oct. 30-Nov. 2 at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club ...

Contemporary romance

THE Contemporary Museum director, Georgianna Lagoria, noticed a romantic air about a couple walking the lush museum gardens Wednesday. She learned that Norval and Mary Heath of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., met on the same grounds in 1943 when they attended a party at the then-home of Alice Spalding. The Heaths told Georgianna they visit the museum whenever they are here to rekindle memories. The Heaths are here visiting museum trustees Bud and Lila Morgan ...

About 1,000 hula dancers from 30 hula halau will form a lei of aloha and dance at the base of Aloha Tower tomorrow at 5 p.m. The treat is part of the Aloha Festivals ...

Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets
of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of
people, places and things every Saturday.
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