Dave Donnelly

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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2003

>> At the end of Dave Donnelly's column on Page D2 Tuesday, a description of Pacific 'O manager Greg Butterfield's costume was omitted. He won a prize in Lahaina's Halloween costume contest as a wicked witch.

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HERE'S an award it's hard to find fault with. The new Angela Perez Baraquio Education Foundation will honor its first-ever outstanding educator at the organization's "Sparkle II" event Saturday, and she's Maryknoll School Athletic Director Pattie Heatherly. Why is it such a good choice? Heatherly was the former Miss America's sixth-grade physical education teacher and inspired Baraquio to become a P.E. teacher and coach, to live a healthy lifestyle and develop a body to match. Well, aside from the body, which may seem matchless, her work doubtless helped in Baraquio's success. At the award presentation there'll be entertainment by former Miss Hawaii winners. For tickets call 524-8252 ...

I ALWAYS look up when those First Hawaiian Bank commercials come on featuring the healthy Baraquio ... And who should walk in to see the Sunday matinee of "Obake" at Kumu Kahua but Harry & Myra of Bankoh TV spots, still getting out and enjoying theater. I liked "Obake," the set-in-Kamuela melodrama written by prolific playwright Ed Sakamoto, retired after 20 years with the L.A. Times. We go way back to 1961 when Sakamoto's first pidgin-English play, "In the Alley," appeared on the same UH main stage presentation of four one-acts, with a play I wrote called "The Door." And while Sakamoto kept on writing plays, my interests turned to directing ...

INCIDENTALLY, I saw the HPU production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," Saturday night, and like "Obake," it was blessed with an excellent cast. The plays had much in common as well, both ending with the same moving and earth-shattering development ...

Red Dog Afternoon

PBS Hawaii will be featuring "Vintners in Paradise" 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Sheraton Waikiki. Those attending can help fill the KHET coffers, always in need, and sample some of the world's fine wines, delicious food and great entertainment, including a visit with the Big Red Dog. The kids should love that last part, and there's a separate children's party in adjacent room, so no need for a sitter. The grown-ups, meanwhile, will be able to sample from more than 50 wineries from around the world, sample delicious food and be entertained by the likes of Carole Kai, Noelani Cypriano, Haunani Apoliona, Henry Kapono, 'A'lea and Manua, a band featuring such versatile chefs as Roy Yamaguchi and Hiroshi Fukui ...

IT was bad enough for KHNL's news anchors Howard Dashefsky and Jodi Leong when Triumph, the insult dog from the Conan O'Brien show, turned up in the newsroom and did the weather when not insulting Dash's hair. It was pretty funny and O'Brien ran the entire piece, about five minutes worth, including some R-rated soundbites KHNL left out. Now Dash is getting grief over his hair from around the county ...

Halloween leftovers

LAHAINA has long been known as the Halloween costume capital of Hawaii, and this year was no exception. Winners were Jessica Owens as the "Naughty Cop" and Pacific'O manager Greg Butterfield as the "Wicked Witch." ...

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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. Contact Dave by e-mail:


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