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Carol Chang
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October 07, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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John Au

If you rely on a GPS to get around those confusing mainland cities (what! no mauka or makai?) take a lesson from Kaneohe business couple Roland and Janis Chun. Upon landing in Philadelphia on a vacation, they drove a rental car to their hotel, where hunger pangs took over. Quickly and efficiently, hi-tech Roland found some recommended restaurants for dinner and punched in the address of one on their GPS. Off they went from the hotel garage.

“Take freeway on-ramp, circle here, turn there, now park.” Hmm, very familiar. The restaurant was in their own hotel, right where they started. On top of that, Janis recalls, “We decided not to eat there anyway” ...

Kim Green

John Au of Kaneohe has earned his designation as a retirement income specialist. John is vice president at Chinen & Arinaga Financial Group Inc. ... Book beat: Released nationwide by A. Lee Totten of Kaneohe is her book Suffering: The Uncovering of Spirit. A holistic biblical adviser and columnist, Lee and husband Earl have four keiki and seven adopted foster children. Look for her title at http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore and other online sites ...

Read all about it: “Unemployed advertising guy transitions to certified wellness coach.” That’s Kaneohe resident Brian Samo Ross‘s story, and you can find out more by reading his book, Talking to God without Calling Long Distance. It’s at Bookends in Kailua and major online outlets ...

Michael Morgan

Waimanalo author and psychologist Walter Wild has published Escape from Paradise, a suspense story set in Waimanalo “ignited by a clash of values that erupts in a battle between two psychologists.” You can find it at http://www.xlibris.com ... Kim Green of Kailua is new project developer for Revolusun, a provider of residential and commercial solar electric and hot water systems ... Benny Tran of Kaneohe has graduated for Army ROTC leadership training at Fort

Lewis, Wash, while studying at Santa Clara University ... Kristina Diaz (Kalaheo 2005) has graduated from the Air Force’s Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice course at Keesler AFB, Miss. ... Michael Morgan of Kailua and Erik Ramseyer of Waimanalo have graduated from Air Force basic military training at Lackland AFB, Texas ...

Erik Ramseyer

Curves managers Judith Knutson of Kahuku (293-4400) and Marilyn Creek of Kaneohe (236-6188) have joined the breast cancer awareness campaign through their businesses: For every woman who brings in a mammogram taken within the past year, or who donates $25 to American Cancer Society, they will waive the service fee for joining Curves (during one of the last three weeks of October ...

Theo Vidourous, an Army attorney by day, found out his mom is coming - all the way from the East Side (New York) - to see him on stage as Lt. Shrank in West Side Story at Paliku Theatre

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