By Dave Donnelly

Tuesday, December 21, 1999

Big kids head
for water park

FUN and games in Hawaii: The football games will take place Saturday when Arizona State and Wake Forest play in the Aloha Bowl, followed by the Oahu Bowl pitting Oregon State against the UH Rainbow Warriors. The fun commences tomorrow when players from all four teams will visit the Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park to get wet and wild. With all the cliffhangers UH coach June Jones has suffered through (especially the last minute heart-breaking loss to Washington State, which prevented him from being the first NCAA coach to have a nine game turn around in one year) he may blanch at seeing the Cliffhanger ride. It'll be interesting to see what rides, if any, the coaches will ask the players to skip, fearing injury. And incidentally, the park's "Grand Festival of Lights" will end on Jan. 2 instead of later as previously announced. With more than a million lights in moving and still displays, it has to be one of the largest light shows in the country ...

THERE'LL be another scenic show at the Oahu Bowl when UH cheerleaders host a fund-raiser from 1:30 to 3 p.m. During that period, Fantastic Sams will give fans a head of green and white to help them cheer on the 'Bows. All they have to do is donate $2 to the cheerleading squad ...

Look who's talking!

WHEN he's not playing music, KORL DJ Kimo Kahoano chats with guests on the air.Mug shot Except for last Friday, however, when he felt he was part of a "listening show" instead of a talk format. That's what he got for having the "Four Divas" as his guests - Carole Kai, Loyal Garner, Melveen Leed and Nohelani Cypriano. The consensus was that Kimo came in fifth best in that gabfest ... That same morning, Randy and Gay Hongo appeared on KITV's early a.m. news with Paul Udell to plug their "Christmas in the Islands" CD. Udell has seen the departure of partners Tiny Tadani and Kathy Muneno of late, which must make him feel a bit like KHNL's Guy Hagi, who keeps giving the weather for whichever morning anchor has the job that day, and there've been a bunch. The Hongos will also appear on the morning news and entertainment show hosted by Leslie Wilcox and Ron Mizutani on KHON-TV on Dec. 24 ...

EVER wonder what happened to Larry and Pru Beck, owners and operators of the Hawaii Nudist Park on the North Shore? Well, they now live half the year browning their buns in the south of France at "the naked city of Cap D'Adge" while spending the other half in Hollywood, Fla. The two report they follow news of Hawaii via the Star-Bulletin's online edition ... You want the naked truth? Attorney Evan Shirley's Christmas card pictures Santa and the following quatrain: "He sees you when you're sleeping/He knows when you're awake/He knows if you've been bad or good ... /What an invasion of privacy!" ...

Mild and Wild West

IT would be a bit of an understatement to say that Jim West lives two lives. He's currently at his Hana home enjoying some Valley Isle R&R from a three month cross-country tour with - Weird Al Yankovic? That's right. When not playing slack-key Hawaiiana such as that on his latest CD, "Coconut Hat," West serves as music producer and lead guitarist with the very strange "Weird Al," helping promote the latter's CD, "Running With Scissors." Hana must seem more than a world away from that routine ...

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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