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By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

‘Baywatch’ stars get cozy

THE principal photography of this year's "Baywatch Hawaii" wrapped up weeks ago and now second unit shooting is complete and was followed with a wrap party at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. And Mug shotwhile it may not be manifested in the script, two of the lifeguards seem to be taking more than a professional interest in one another. That would be Michael Bergin and Stacy Kamano, whose hand-holding at the party was the first some people connected with the show saw of what looked like a cozy relationship ... Meanwhile, Kalai Miller, the local fireman who was hand-picked to be the new "hunk" on the show, became less and less visible. He was last sighted back at the scene of his discovery, the Kakaako firehouse ... And April Masini, who with ex-husband Al Masini helped "Baywatch" make the move to Hawaii, also flew in for the party, but strictly in a professional capacity ...

AS lame duck President Bill Clinton prepares his one day layover in Hawaii on route to Brunei and Vietnam, one person who won't be covering the trip is UH journalism professor Beverly Deepe Keever. On their way to Washington are the press passes she used throughout the 1960s to cover the war in South Vietnam for Newsweek, the New York Herald Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor. She's one of some four dozen journalists whose memorabilia will be on display in an exhibit about U.S. war correspondents over the past 150 years. The exhibition is slated to open on March 23, 2001, at the Newseum, a museum dealing with news. Keever's reporting was nominated for a Pulitzer ...

Musical muse

THE many forms of music: Punahou and UH grad Anne Misawa created a short film called "Waking Mele" which is part of the Hawaii International Film Festival closing night program Saturday at Hawaii Theatre. Misawa's family still lives in Hawaii, and her dad is a professor at the UH College of Business Administration ... Meanwhile, Hawaii Public Television is previewing a new PBS special called "Hawaii -- Songs of Aloha," for members Nov. 19. It features a litany of isle performers such as the Brothers Cazimero, Amy Hanaiali'i and Willie K, Makaha Sons and many more. Watch for its airing early next month on PBS ... Scott Allan has recorded a third CD, "Family Jewel," and KITV's Pamela Youngwas in New York to get his release party on video for "Mixed Plate." The singer's parents, Cecile and Allan, still live in Hawaii ...

LYNETTE Lo Tom Communications has undergone a name change to Bright Light Marketing Group ... The UH business college did a round-up of perks its student interns have been awarded, and you have to like the one presented to Starbucks intern Karen Cayaban. She gets to take home a pound of coffee each week. That should help keep her alert ...

The real Ward Centre

FOR those of you old enough to have seen Victoria Ward's classic estate, Old Plantation, the book written by Ward's great-great grandson, Frank Ward Hustace III, is a must-see. Even those who've only seen the odd photo of the mysterious house behind a fence hiding it from the street will be fascinated by the book, awash in old black-and-white photos. Old Plantation was the name of the estate, located where the Blaisdell Arena, Exhibition Hall and Concert Hall now stand, which gives you an idea of its size. The book is entitled, "Victoria Ward and Her Family: Memories of Old Plantation." ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
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