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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, December 14, 2000

A’arona on U.S. team
for World judo tourney


San Jose State senior Christian A'arona, a Kamehameha Schools graduate, is competing for the United States at the World University Judo Championships this week in Malaga, Spain.

A'arona, a two-time national collegiate champion, competes in the 100-kilogram division. At last year's World University Games, he finished fifth, the highest placing for an American.

A'arona will be the featured judoka at a judo clinic at the Hawaii Tokai International College on Dec. 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also at the clinic will be Olympian Amy Tong, and current U.S. Junior World Team member Taylor Takata, an Iolani School graduate attending San Jose State.

The cost of clinic is $2 prepaid, $5 at the door. For more information, contact Neal Takamoto at or 251-4350.

Drag racing continues

The "Winter Heat 2000" drag racing season continues this weekend at Hawaii Raceway Park.

"Fast Fridays" and "Super Saturdays" racing begins at 6 p.m. each day. The cost is $6 to race and $6 to watch.

The raceway is located in Campbell Industrial Park, three minutes off the H-1 Freeway at Exit 1.

Golf Hawaii at Poipu

"Golf Hawaii" premiers nationally on the Golf Channel (O25) this Sunday at 1:30 p.m., and includes an interview with pro Tom Lehman shot on location at Poipu Bay Resort during last month's PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Poipu Bay Resort Golf Club head pro Michael Castillo joins host Mark Rolfing for a look at producing the Grand Slam.

The show will also review Tiger Woods' record-breaking year.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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