Melisa Uchida
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Friday - June 24, 2005

Friends of Roz Makaula filled Ocean Club last Wednesday night to help in her fight against breast cancer. She looked beautiful and bright, wearing an orange scarf wrapped around her head (to cover-up her hair loss) and dozens of lei. KSSK account executive Jessica James brought boyfriend laser eye surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Maehara. The two lovebirds kept close throughout the night. PJ Dela Cruz arrived minus 30 inches of thick black hair. The radio DJ turned producer chopped her locks for Locks of Love. “I love it and I’d do it again,” she said. The new “do” is more to support longtime friend Roz than to be cool during the hot summer months. She’s too busy to worry about hairstyles anyway. She produces Rick Hamada’s radio show, paddles for Ala pa hoe and on weekends she’s a security guard. She’s your typical workaholic. Another workaholic —Clear Channel’s Leilani Williams arrived preparty (3 p.m.) and helped get the club ready. She shined until she dug out about 9 p.m. The rest of the Clear Channel crowd got pretty toasted and gushed words of love and support for Roz. “I’m here because I love Roz and I’m supporting The Cause,” said Tati Pelegreen, a.k.a. “Tati Girl,” mid-days Island 98.5FM. “Hey that rhymes!” she said with a laugh. “I love Roz too,” said Krey-Z Oshiro, Hot 93.9’s morning show producer. “I already said that,” Tati snipped, and then smiled. “Be original.” Krey-Z laughed and showed off his new $350 Burberry glasses. This is a man who gets regular manicure and highlights his hair and isn’t afraid to admit it. The station’s afternoon traffic girl Shantilly Awaya arrived with new hubby Kawika. The couple married two months ago at a small wedding and reception (30 guests) at Willows… MidWeek editor Don Chapman even made an early appearance — Roz is a MW contributing writer — and Roz was truly grateful. “A close friend of mine told me that many people live their lives without ever realizing their value,” she said. “Thank you family and friends for allowing me to realize mine. Your support provides me with a solid foundation on which to heal. I am truly grateful for your time, talent and love.” …

Happy b-day to Kiani Tabura who turns 2 on July 8. Daughter of Alaine Akau and Island 98.5’s Lanai Tabura. Mom and dad split last year, but still remain friends. No big birthday party this year. “That was last year,” said Lanai. Meanwhile, her dad is working on something BIG. “This will change the face of the music industry,” he told a friend. He recently went to L.A. for 15 days where he met with comedian Wayne Brady and President of AfterMath Entertainment Mike Lynn. Aftermath is Dr. Dre’s label whose artists include 50 Cent, Eminem and Busta Rhymes.

Ernie Reyes Jr.

Lanai also met with Filipino martial arts expert and actor Ernie Reyes Jr. (The Rundown and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2). He’s meeting with local artists like Ho`onua, Three Plus and Fiji, but keeps a tight lip when it comes to his latest project… Professional poker player James Carroll was on Maui with family hoping to get a little rest between tournaments. Instead of relaxation, he ended up with a fiasco after his cousin spent the night at sea. Carroll says the two sets of brothers are from opposite coasts and had originally planned to meet and travel to Taiwan and Hong Kong but Carroll’s sister-inlaw is very pregnant and they wanted to be in the U.S in case the baby came early. Carroll ’ s made over $ 100,000 already this year in poker tournaments. He left the Valley Isle for Las Vegas Tuesday to be back for the next one on Wednesday… Another game requiring incredible skill is golf. And they’re starting young —

The unrelated Kims — Chan and Kimberly — will represent
Hawaii at the Junior PGA Championship in Ohio next
month after winning the local competition at Turtle Bay

15-year old Chan Kim and 13-year old Kimberly Kim won the 2005 Westfield Junior Aloha Section PGA Championships at Turtle Bay. Director of Golf Matt Hall is so proud. He beamed as he talked about Kimberly Kim’s game in the two-day event. She scored 142 for both days (final round 77). Both Kims qualify to compete in Ohio for the Westfield Junior PGA Championship next month. Their wins also got them an all-expense paid trip to the tournament. Past Junior PGA players include Tiger Woods, Justin Leonard, Phil Mickelson, Christie Kerr and Dottie Pepper… A sneak peek into July Madness hits Aloha Stadium July 29 when Akebono faces a 7-foot-2- inch, 380-pound fighter in a The unrelated Kims — Chan and Kimberly — will represent Hawaii at the Junior PGA Championship in Ohio next month after winning the local competition at Turtle Bay Rumble World Entertainment/K-1 event. I hear this guy is a “freak!” B.J. Penn is expected in the ring to fight one of the Gracie family fighters. RWE is hoping to break North America’s record of attendees at an event. That number is currently 14,000. At the stadium —eazzy! This is an eight-man heavyweight tournament, eight-man kickboxing tournament and they’ll be three Mixed Martial Arts Super Fights. (Akebono, Penn and a Japanese fighter). Mark your calendars now … cause as soon as tickets go one sale — they’ll go fast!

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