By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, October 20, 1999

Bunnies draw
diverse crowd

Mug shot THERE were more than a couple of double takes at the grand opening of the "Playboy Show" at the Ilikai. Seated next to Dick Rosetti, president of Playboy International, was his guest, City Councilwoman Donna Mercado Kim. It's not that she runs in bunny circles, but Kim was at a small dinner party hosted by show owner Yair Hasson the night before where she met Rosetti and he made a date with her to be his guest at the show. Seated at the table with them was an old friend of Rosetti's, Al Masini (solo), Hollywood producer Gary Goldstein ("Pretty Woman," "Under Siege") and producer/promoter Shep Gordon. Also in the opening-night crowd (and getting many admiring stares) were new "Baywatch"ers Kala'i Miller and Stacy Kamano. Former strip-show producer Jack Cione, there with his wife, whispered after the show, "They need more nudity." ...

AT least two anniversaries are being celebrated Sunday. The Chart House is marking its 30th and Havana Cabana is having its second anniversary party from 6 to 9 p.m. The Chart House affair runs from noon to 4 p.m. and is a fund-raiser for VASH, the organization that helps visitors who've been subjected to crime in Hawaii. Havana Cabana is a relative newcomer featuring food, drink and cigars, on Nuuanu next door to Indigo ...

Seeing Greene

MANY people must share my envy of William Greene, a member of the Gaelic group Irish Hearts, a mainstay at O'Toole's Irish Pub on Friday nights. Why envy? He's the tall chap who got to fiddle with platonic playmate, Lisa Leung. That is to say, the two stood side by side playing fiddles with the group before he went off to school on the mainland. There's going to be a grand reunion at O'Toole's Oct. 29 when Greene returns with wife Kathy, in town for her doctoral graduation at the American School of Professional Psychology. It should be a fine Irish musical reunion, complete with dueling fiddles ...

LOCAL publisher Carlino Giampolo reports he reached two personal milestones this month. He claims that for the past 10 years he's kept the top of his vintage Chrysler convertible down while driving, but let's hope he found a garage for it yesterday. His second feat was shooting a hole in one on the Hawaii Kai par-three course after recently taking up the game again ... Honolulu Community College has extended until Saturday the entry deadline for its Halloween Fun Run/Walk. You can register and pick up a packet Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HCC's mall area ... HPU theater director Joyce Maltby apparently doesn't believe in taking a lot of time off. Her production of "The Little Foxes" (starring Eden-Lee Murray) opens Nov. 5, and Maltby has slated auditions for the musical revue, "Tintypes," for Nov. 14 and 16. Call 254-0853 for more info ...

Beijing Operatives

ONE person who's been reading the varied news reports out of Beijing perhaps a bit more carefully than others is David Peters, retired Army colonel and senior executive assistant to Sen. Dan Inouye. His daughter, Lauren, is in charge of the economic section of our embassy in Beijing and her husband, James Moriarity, runs the political section and sometimes fills in as charge d'affaires. The embassy is without an ambassador while President Clinton waits for the Senate to confirm the nomination of former CINCPAC Adm. Joseph Prueher ...

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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