By Dave Donnelly

Gone to that
all-night bar
in the sky

IT WAS BOUND to happen sooner or later, but it was saddening to learn yesterday that Honey Ho, mother of the legendary Don Ho, died just before midnight at Castle Memorial. The hospital is just down the road from the old Honey's, the bar and eatery where young singer Don Ho got his start, and which was presided over by its namesake. Kaneohe hasn't been quite the same since Honey's closed, and it certainly won't be the same now that Honey Ho is gone ...

IF you're a guy and have red blood, you must surely be aware of former Miss America, Angela Perez Baraquio. I find myself watching a particular TV ad just to hear her talk about "the power of possibilities," however improbable -- or impossible -- that may sound. But how does she keep that most perfect of figures by chowing down in a place like Compadres? But there she was, lunching with friends his week. Owner Rick Enos groused loudly when he heard about her coming in on a day when he was at his Lahaina Cannery location on Maui ...

FORMER "Saturday Night Live" performer Adam Sandler, has gone on to making large grossing films -- no, not large "gross" films -- like "Mr. Deeds." He's told Jay Leno and Dave Letterman about having taken up surfing, and the other day he proved it at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore. While Sandler is here ostensibly for Sony Open festivities, he got hold of old pal Hans Hedeman for a go-round at the surfing pro's newest surf school ...

Kind of a drag

WITH a name like hers she ought to be a lawyer, but Barbra Ann Pleadwell, hereafter referred to as BAP, started her evening the other night at a '60s-theme party in Nuuanu. She was decked out in love beads and John Lennon glasses to help Terrie Carvalho Easley celebrate her birthday and recreate that decade. While today, Terrie is a well-known wedding flower designer, those who were around in the '60s may remember her as "Terry Lynn," lead singer of the band Import Society ... But BAP's evening wasn't done. Just down the road at artist Peggy Chun's home, her annual women's party was in full swing, a '50s theme party with music by the Jason Zegler's band, with vocalist Jennifer Zegler belting out some blues tunes. Since it was a "women's party," men were only allowed in if they dressed in drag. It was the only thing draggy at that affair ...

SERGIO'S in the Hilton Hawaiian Village is the first, and so far the only, restaurant headed by retired L.A.-based attorney George Vandeman and his wife, Wini. The two flew into town to personally congratulate G.M. Risa Apeles, chef Matt Johnson and their crew on the eatery being named "Best New Restaurant" in the Honolulu magazine Hale 'Aina Awards ...

Something for nothing?

MAIL Boxes Enterprise has tied in with Hope Enterprises for "Operation S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss) from Jan. 30 through Feb. 14. Participating MBE locales will provide commemorative Bob Hope stationary and free first-class postage for 1-ounce valentines and letters addressed to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas or to veterans in V.A. hospitals ...

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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