Dave Donnelly

Those new university
logos look like ‘H’!

H IS FOR horsehockey. With all the fine graphic designers we have in this state, the firm that came up with the two dreadful logos for UH is from Baltimore and collected $82,000 for the designs, just the tip of the iceberg of costs for reprinting it on things like stationary, business cards, publications, etc. One logo looks like "the second" as in "Richard II" with a squiggly line through it, and the other like twin fetuses held up by two tubas on end. The man who launched the search for a new logo is UH V.P. Paul Costello. I suggest one logo be named for him, and the other for someone named Abbott ...

I'VE always instinctively slowed down when cruising down Moanalua Freeway and seeing the "Affordable Casket" sign, probably instinctively fearing ending up in one. But now there's a new reason for slowing down when passing by the casket and Moanalua Mortuary during the drive in to work. Co-owner Claus Hansen has hired two dancers to entertain motorists from inside his glass office as a two-year birthday celebration for the business. They started last week and will wiggle away until the end of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival ...

Polo Lolos

ONE of my favorite jaunts in days of old was the Sunday drive to Mokuleia to watch some fine, high-goal polo, presided over in those days by the late Fred Dailey and wife Murph. The field has been closed down for the past 10 years, but now Mike Dailey is re-opening the Mokuleia Polo Field and the season opener will be this Sunday, followed by 10 consecutive Sunday games. The gates open at 11 and the games begin at 2 p.m., with Sky Dive Hawaii jumpers landing in the field's center at halftime. The food booth is by Haleiwa Smokehouse and a refreshment booth by Jameson's will serve through post-game entertainment by Dita Holifield. During the 2003 season, appearing will be such world-class high goal players as Argentina's Miquel Torres and Mexico's Ruben Gracida and his teen-age son, Westin Gracida. And in 2004, polo will continue at Mokuleia, only across the highway at Dillingham Ranch ...

THE lovely Dee Dee Desoto called to ask if I'd heard about her new service called, I thought she said, "Party of Sex." Turns out to be an unsalacious "Party of Six," with dinner dates, activities and adventures for three single ladies and three men, dedicated to matching up at least one couple. Or who knows, maybe they'll hit a trifecta. For more info, call 536-4229 ...

Cutter loose

HEIDE & Cook's CFO Dexter Kekua told wife Elyn he was taking her to Neiman Marcus for her birthday. That sounded promising, but nothing like the little stopover he made along the way at Cutter Chevrolet on Ala Moana. There, under a big ribbon, was a new electron metallic blue Corvette with 50 long-stepped roses on the front seat, a gift from Dexter. It's Corvette's 50th birthday, but only the 40th for Elyn. That didn't stop her from letting out screams of joy, however ...

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

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