By Dave Donnelly

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Victims with local ties
continue to be named

IT'S been two weeks since the terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and it sometimes seems like it'll never go away, no matter how hard we try to make it. Word came in yesterday that Patricia Colodner, youngest sister of Isle born composer/playwright/producer Dean Pitchford, was also a victim. I talked to Dean yesterday and he had just returned to L.A. from New York. Pitchford said that Patricia, 39, was at her desk at Marsh Inc. on the 96th floor of One World Trade Center, the very floor into which the hijacked plane crashed. She had just transferred to the Trade Center from another office and the two lunched together. Pitchford revealed she was on the phone to a friend when the line suddenly went dead. No remains were ever found. Yet another local connection to the tragedy in New York ...

AFTER viewing the non-stop television coverage of the events in New York and Washington on Sept. 11, I stated that one image was so vivid that I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up on the cover of Time. It was a shot of the smoke rising over a devastated Manhattan taken from across the river with the Statue of Liberty holding her torch aloft as if gazing at the destruction and showing the way for recovery. Well, Time opted for the burning towers of the Trade Center for the cover of its special photo issue but on the back cover was the view I described, no caption necessary ...

Stock tip

MY friend Roger Carroll, now retired but former top D.J. at KMPC in Los Angeles, emails an interesting observation on the art of investing. It sounded so unlikely that I asked a local broker if it were possible, and he said it sure was. Carroll observed that if you bought $1,000 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $72. And if you bought $1,000 worth of Budweiser -- the beer, not the stock -- drank all the beer and returned the bottles for the nickel deposit, you'd have $79. Plus a belly full of beer. "My advice," says Carroll, "is to start drinking heavily." Oh, don't give up on Wall Street. The Bulls are on the way ...

LOOK at the trouble you can get into if one word is dropped from an item. Last week I wrote about Joyce Feldhaus retiring from Iolani and the item was to read that she met her husband through former Iolani football coach, Eddie Hamada. Alas, the word "through" was dropped somehow and it made her look like she was married to Hamada. Feldhaus is happily married to Dan Feldhaus, Iolani's director of college counseling. Hamada WAS the best man at their marriage, however ...

Miss & Mrs.

IT was no surprise that Denby Dung didn't win the Miss America contest -- they weren't about to let Hawaii have two in a row. But the reigning Miss America (until Saturday), Angela Perez Baraquio, was so smooth with a mike backstage that she may find a career in TV, should she want it. And while last Friday's Mrs. America Pageant will be shown on a delayed basis, it's no secret that Mrs. Hawaii, Sydney Fernandez Fasi, radiant in her Anne Namba gown, finished third runner up. I'm just amazed the judges found three women to finish ahead of her ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
The Week That Was recalls items from Dave's 30 years of columns.

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