By Dave Donnelly

Friday, December 7, 2001

Pearl Harbor’s anniversary
gets national TV coverage

TODAY is the final Dec. 7 for many of the Pearl Harbor survivors, here to mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese attack. It's not a happy thought, but a realistic one, which surely played a part in the History Channel's decision to run a live tribute to the survivors, with Joan Lunden reporting from Pearl Harbor. She appeared in the middle of the night, Hawaii time, on yesterday's "Today" show on NBC to promote the History Channel's historic broadcast. I remember where I was on the 15th anniversary of the attack -- I was a teenage Navy journalist, whose duties included taking VIPs out on the "Admiral's Barge," a motor launch by any other name, to visit the USS Arizona Memorial. At that time it was merely a wooden platform with a wooden gangplank leading up to it with a small plaque as a memorial. And there were a lot more Pearl Harbor survivors around then ...

WHILE I've no idea what your plans are for the next four years or so, deposed City Councilman Andy Mirikitani may well be planning to spend some time working on arts and crafts. At least he was in the Craft Supply store at King & McCully, asking about the time-consuming items on sale. They say it's good therapy ... You think Bo Jackson isn't a multi-sport phenom? The winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1985, Bo went on to be the MVP of baseball's All-Star Game in 1989. He just celebrated his 39th birthday a week ago, and four days later, took on the world's most challenging golf course, Koolau. But for a severe hip injury, Jackson might well still be making a nice living playing baseball ...

Snow in Tahoe

FORMER Honolulans Mary Ann & David Stubenberg, after cruising all over the world in recent months, ended up back in Lake Tahoe where they're selling their home before moving to Reno. Tahoe was pretty quiet before they popped back on the scene, and as if in answer to a skier's prayer, the heavens opened up and they got four feet of snow in three days. Now Tahoe residents and visitors alike are enjoying some of the best snow in years, and Mary Ann reports the skiing is fabulous ...

SPEAKING of snow, there's good and bad news concerning "Slava's Snowshow," the clown show which was so hilarious two Christmases ago. First the bad news: Slava likely won't be in it because he's in London having just concluded a huge Asian tour. His last U.S. performance was right here at the Hawaii Theatre two years ago. Others will be taking over Slava's various roles. Dimitry Bogatirev, from the Ukraine, will be coming here direct from the Cirque du Soleil "O" show in Las Vegas. Also in the show this time around, along with Slava's usual co-horts, is Italian clown Onofrio Colucci, who's stirred up audiences all through Europe ...

Tram's way

SOMETHING new will be on view at tomorrow's Waianae Christmas Parade. Ko Olina Resort will unveil a 22-foot long tram, filled with members of the Ko Olina Community Association, the Aloha Team and Ko Olina beach boys. Along with other entries in the parade, the tram will run from the Waianae Boat Harbor to the Waianae Mall. After the parade, it'll serve as a permanent transportation vehicle at the resort ...

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