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By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Isle beauties
in the buff

THE December issue of Playboy magazine featured a Molokai girl calling herself Cara Michelle as its "Playmate of the Month." There was also a fiction piece by isle resident Paul Theroux. Now being unveiledMug shot in the January issue of Playboy are nude photos of yet another sometime isle resident, Gabrielle Reece, who appeared in last year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She's the 6-foot-3 pro beach volleyball star who's married to champion big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton. The two spend much of their time on Kauai. Reece, a woman of many talents, is also a fashion model and MTV hostess and has written a book. She's also trying her hand at professional golf. Playboy has a Nov. 29 bash planned to showcase the "arty" nude photos ...

SHE won the Miss America contest, but Angela Baraquio could only come in second at the "Cuisine of the Millennium" gala. Six murals taken from art photos created by Alan Houghton adorned the walls of the ballroom of the Hawaii Prince Hotel, and Angela (pre-Miss America) had posed for one of them, "Hula Auana," doing the hula against a backdrop of the Koolau range. It was the second mural to sell. Topping it was "Moon Dancer of Hawaii," which also was featured on the program cover and was the centerpiece of invitations. It featured a hula dancer who looked to be standing in the middle of the moon, framed in the background. Houghton will have smaller than mural-sized photos on sale at the island-wide Christmas Crafts Expo Friday through Sunday at the Blaisdell Center ...

Trot, you turkeys

FOR those with nothing better to do on Thanksgiving Day, the Honolulu Marathon Clinic is holding a 10k run, the idea being to come as close as possible to a projected time. Cost to enter is only $1, and clinic director Dr. Jack Scaff asks, what else can you get for a dollar anymore, except 10-10-3-2-1? Five turkeys and 20 pumpkin pies go to those finishing closest to their predictions. Registration gets under way at 6:45 a.m. at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand ...

WHERE else to hold a party to celebrate the publishing of Frank Ward Hustace III's book, "Victoria Ward and Her Family; Memories of Old Plantation," than at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, near the site of the Ward sisters' ancestral home? It's happening Nov. 30. I remember watching the Brothers Cazimero many years ago at the old Territorial Tavern downtown, and people were sending written requests up to the stage. Robert, feeling quite kolohe, read my request for "Old Plantation," a favorite song of mine, and quipped, "No money came up with this one." They decided to sing it anyway, and Robert told how they used to travel to Waikiki on trolley cars as kids, and pass the mysterious old fenced-in Ward property, wondering what it was like on the other side. The book by Frank Ward Hustace now provides us with lots of photos behind the fence. And yes, the brothers sang the song and it was quite moving ...

Mrs. America flips

TOMORROW is Thanksgiving, of course, and the next day might as well be the Night Before Christmas where merchants are concerned. Mrs. America, Leslie Ann Lam, will be joined by Brother Noland and the FMF Band at the 18th annual Christmas lighting of Bishop Square Friday at 5:30 p.m. Mrs. America will officially flip the switch to set downtown aglow. I'm taking a couple of days off to celebrate Thanksgiving. Have a great one ...

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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