Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - May 24, 2006
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HAVE YOU HEARD about the newest radio station to hit town? It doesn’t play music or promote rock ‘n’ roll, but it can help sell your real estate. It’s The Talking House, a broadcast of your home’s amenities that’s available around the clock to people driving by your property. The very first house on the system belongs to J. Robert Harmon. Harmon, who owns and operates Hawaii’s largest lighting design company and whose lights have shone on numerous artists including The Who, Elton John, UB40 and Chicago, is definitely a high-tech connoisseur. His Realtor, Dan Ihara, has put the system in place at Harmon’s Nuuanu home. So if you find yourself in the area, whether you’re house-hunting or not, tune to 1600 AM and chances are you’ll hear about his home ...

It has been a great year for Dick Jensen. His star was placed next to Wayne Newton‘s star on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame last November and on May 31 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Dick will be honored with a Na Hoku Hano Hano Lifetime Achievement award.

Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe

... Hollywood superstar Cameron Crowe was spotted with “whodaguy” Ron Jacobs at a chopsuey house in Kapahulu. Later the gourmet duo were seen at a Leonard’s Malasada Wagon ...

A friend, leaving a luncheon at Ward Centre, was about to hand her ticket to the valet when he suddenly dashed off after a luxury sedan pulling away from the parking lot. Perplexed, she watched as the valet caught up with the vehicle and knocked frantically on the window to speak with the driver. When he ran back, the breathless young lad apologized for having been so rude, but he had started the car with its remote ignition function and hadn’t actually handed the keys over to the car’s owner, June Jones. My friend quipped, “I hope June noticed how fast that kid ran that interception!” ...

Atta boy Allen ... what a company guy! Alexander & Baldwin president Allen Doane and wife Christina named their newborn son ... Alexander ...

Ever wonder who would win in a Mayor’s Office vs. Governor’s Office basketball shoot-out? This Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center we can find out when Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona will go up against Mayor Mufi Hannemann in a “3 Point Shootout” to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. The event is part of the HALLYU (KOREAN WAVE) SHOOTING STARS events with a featured game between the celebrity PHOENIX team challenging the All-Star Hawaii girls high school team joined by selected Korean youths. The evening will also feature a half-time show with Korean pop stars Chae Yeon, Kim Min Jong and Son Ji Chang ...

Bob “The Beard” Lawrie
Bob “The Beard”

Photo ace Russell Tanoue‘s next fashion extravaganza will be on May 27 at the Ocean Club featuring some of the models in today’s MidWeek. His Piranha Room theme for this is one is WET, with the girls attired in Pink C bikinis ...

This week in 1974, Cat Stevens performed for two nights at the Waikiki Shell. Tickets were $4.50, $5.50, and $6.50. The No. 1 song of the week was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me by Gladys Knight and the Pips ...

Because of space limitations, Bob “The Beard” Lawrie was omitted from last week’s “Poi Boy” picture ...

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