By Dave Donnelly

Friday, April 6, 2001

Strike means more
$$$ for storekeepers

WITH schools closed due to the teachers' strike, can there be any doubt that the malls are alive with the sound of music to the ears of storekeepers? There may not be many teachers shopping, since they're looking ahead to leaner times with limited income, but students are generally less concerned about these matters and should be spending like drunken sailors. The stores had better enjoy it while they can ... One sidebar to the strike: The Asia-Pacific Architecture symposium slated to be at UH has been moved to the Japanese Cultural Center ... 3660 on the Rise's Russell Siu is preparing "Lunch on the Move" for those planning to attend the Chamber of Commerce's "Small Business on the Move" gathering Tuesday and Wednesday at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. He unveiled it last night and will prepare something of a gourmet feed for those attending the event and wishing to eschew hamburgers. And wear something nice to the show -- there's going to be a fashion gauntlet with Paul Brown and Pam Chambers pulling people from the crowd to critique their business attire ...

SHE'S already something of a "Star" in radio circles, but STAR 101.9 morning disc jockey Hudson would love to weigh in at something like 101.9 pounds. Now she's gone public with it, and with partner Scotty B. will weigh in each Friday on the air. She's new to this dieting game, however, and refuses to let Scotty see the numbers, but he's there for encouragement. Hudson promises to share with listeners each Friday how much she's lost (or gained!) that week. She won't declare how much she'd like to lose -- only that she's determined to "feel good." Lots of folks have been sharing diets with her, and perhaps she'll find one that fits her. Hudson does get in regular workouts with her husband, Joe Rockstar singer Steve Hott, which can only help...

Candid camera men

HU knew? Photog Russell Tanoue wrapped up a fashion shoot with isle-born actress Kelly Hu in L.A. and reminded her that good things usually happen to them after they reunite for pictures. This time, Tanoue got inundated with requests for shooting CD covers, models and catalogs, topped off with a national shoot for "The Men of Playgirl 2002" calendar. Then Hu was cast in a lead role opposite wrestling's "The Rock" in a film called "Scorpion King," slated to wrap at the end of July ... Lensman John DeMello has photos in this month's Natural Health, Travel Holiday and American Way (on American Airlines flights) magazines. The Natural Health shot focused on the best places to live in America. Honolulu came in at No. 1. Featured on the cover was local model Naki...

Red Raiders give aid

ROOSEVELT coaches were lucky to get in heir first annual school golf shoot out before the school strike. Coaches Rod Iwasaki, John Chung, Al Kaaihue, Richard Haru and Lt. Col. (ret) Gervin Miyamoto put on the successful event. Even PTA president Steve Nagata shot well with his teammates, Steve Sekiya of HECO and Roger Higa of Zippy's. Nagata noted that he, Dr. Armand Chong and Elroy Chong, all Iolani boys, joined to lend a hand to the "other great school in Manoa."

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