By Dave Donnelly

Polo field home
to parade of generations

WANT to feel old? Here's how I did it Sunday. I took a new, young friend to the Wahine Challenge polo match at Waimanalo -- she'd had some polo lessons when she lived in California and I thought she'd find it interesting. While there we encountered photog Twain Newhart and she inquired how I knew him. I replied that I'd written the only non-official obituary notice of his father, former International Market Place head Harry Newhart, when he died on the mainland. She was astounded to hear that I'd met Prince Charles when he played polo here at Mokuleia nearly 25 years ago. And as a topper, named outstanding player in the all-woman polo game was Tiare Paty, whose grandfather, Bill Paty, I'd seen play at Mokuleia ...

WE ran into socialite Carole Brooks, with her gentleman friend, Stuart Gasston, the entertainer Brooks had showcased at the Tropics Showroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village back in March, and both my friend and Gasston discussed England at length ... Judi Liu, wife of former Associated Press bureau chief in Honolulu, Bob Liu, took a photo of us for her husband. Bob, who's been A.P. bureau chief in Hong Kong since the early '70s, is about to retired and move back to Hawaii, his wife reports ...

Marathon show

PROMOTERS of the Honolulu Marathon have scored quite a coup, signing Brian Wilson, the former Beach Boys performer, to bring his 11-piece band here for a Dec. 6 concert at the Waikiki Shell as part of the Marathon weekend. Wilson has said he and his band will perform all the selections from their "Pet Sounds" album performed in January at Royal Festival Hall in London. The price is nearly unbelievable by today's standards. You get the Shell concert and an all-you-can-eat buffet for $30; it's just $20 if you're a Hawaii resident ...

THE Matson terminal has brought in two huge cranes which will be erected and put into service at Sand Island. May I suggest Matson also erect two signs naming the cranes "Frasier" and "Niles"? ... The Hawaii Pilots Association is holding its blessing for a new pilot boat, "Honolulu," today from 4 to 9 p.m. They're also welcoming back Captain Jean Louis LePendu and extending aloha to Capt. Tom Heberle ... Watch for the opening of a new eatery at Restaurant Row. A group including former Don Ho's Island Grill chef Mariano Lalica is moving in ...

Pigout with Rice

RESTAURATEUR Don Murphy continues his tradition of adding to the coffers of the UH Warrior football program. His seventh annual "Pigskin Pigout" will be held Thursday at Murphy's Bar & Grill, and as usual, Murphy keeps nothing from monies raised. Bidders this year can win auction items as diverse as a golf date with Jerry Rice at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, a drumming gig with Vili Fahoku, the Warrior mascot, or a new exotic orchid from the Department of Tropical Agriculture said to be worth more than $5,000. They hope to top the $108,000 raised last year and $100 covers the evening with coach June Jones, his boss, Herman Frazier and his boss, UH president Evan Dobelle ...

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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