By Dave Donnelly

Thursday, October 21, 1999

Season ticket
for Barry

Mug shot THE three sons of late businessman Dick Barry, who'd taken up residence in Hawaii before he died a year ago, had a great time together Saturday. The three, Richard Jr., Matthew and Kevin Barry, took in the Notre Dame-USC game, always one of their Irish pop's favorite outings, at South Bend. They'd taken along some of their dad's ashes, deciding that since he was such a huge Notre Dame fan, he'd appreciate having them sprinkled at the stadium. They'd planned it out before hand, but wanted to make sure they weren't breaking any laws or stepping on anyone's toes. So after the game, the three approached a security guard and told him of their "unusual" request. The guard merely shrugged and told Dick Jr., "Not that unusual son, go ahead." So when friends of the late Dick Barry see Notre Dame Stadium on TV next, they can envision him cheering on the Irish from his end-zone vantage point ...

WHEN I saw "Miss Saigon" at Covent Garden in London a few years ago, it disturbed me that it had broken the attendance record of the masterful "My Fair Lady" at the theater. I was disappointed at the production, but a friend who'd also disliked the musical in London talked me into going to the Blaisdell Concert Hall, and what a difference. Believe it or not, "Miss Saigon" here is vastly superior to the production I saw in London, as was nearly everyone in the cast, particularly Joseph Anthony Foronda (the Engineer), Mika Nishida in the difficult role of Kim, Greg Stone, Eugene Barry-Hill and Jacquelyn Piro. Professional, from top to bottom, and the special effects were awesome ...

Nourish, not flourish

YESTERDAY'S Star-Bulletin contained two articles about food intake that caught my eye. One suggested you can breathe better if you eat large amounts of fruit and vegetables. The second was headlined, "Low sex drive? Have a cheeseburger and fries." After seeing those stories, I learned that Elena Bayless of Oahu's Cafe Laniakea at the YWCA was chosen to prepare box lunches for 600 teen-agers from all over the world attending the Millennium Young People's Congress at the State Capitol Monday. Her choice? Not cheeseburgers and fries! They'll be served a cross-cultural bento featuring an Asian Veggie Wrap with dipping sauce, fruit salad and a cookie. So breathe easy! ...

WHEN Microsoft announced larger than expected earnings for the past quarter yesterday, I got to wondering just what effect the news would have on the personal worth of Microsoft honcho Bill Gates. The answer? A cool $4.7 billion. In 24 hours. Now we know exactly what "Bill" is short for ...

Cresting the wave

YOU don't think the more than 35,000 dentists attending their national convention here had a blast? Maui dentist Neil Nunokawa, who's president of the HDA, keeps getting responses from mainland dentists who had nothing but raves for those who greeted them so warmly. People like taxi and bus drivers, waitresses and Convention Center personnel. Not to mention the 360 local dentists who closed their offices to attend. The ADA is talking about substituting Hawaii for one of the other host cities on their slate so they don't have to wait until their announced 2009 gathering here to return. And aloha brought about one change -- the dentists voted while in Hawaii to adopt a no-tie, casual business attire dress code for future meetings ...

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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