Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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December 29, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Patrick Graham

Among the 2010 inductees into the Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame are Kaneohe’s Don Neves (lifetime achievement for football, 1964-1966) and Kahuku’s Lem Galeai (foot-ball 1981, 1983). They join past Windward honorees Carlton Tanaka (wrestling, football), Lincoln Yamashita of Waimanalo (swimming) and the late Cyril Okamoto of Maunawili (boxing) ...

Born in Taiwan, Kaneohe Realtor Patrick Graham of Coldwell Banker has been elected to the 2011 Honolulu Board of Realtors as Windward/North Shore regional director for two years ...

Noted author of five children’s books, Floyd Stokes, read to keiki Dec. 16 at Kailua Elementary School - the last stop on his 50-state reading tour.

“Reading is the tool that will enable our children to open many doors,” Floyd explains. “It is the master key.” Floyd earned the title of SuperReader from the American Literacy Corp. for reading to more than 100,000 children in the past 10 years. Hawaii’s Read It LOUD chairman Wally Amos introduced him to the Kailua students ... Read this: Castle High’s Sadman Mondalib is Marine JROTC Cadet of the Quarter (fall), earning a promotion to Cadet Private First Class ... On Dec. 20 entrepreneur and Kailua native

Jim Didion

Mele Goo launched her Travel BaBees of Oahu franchise, which rents equipment (strollers, car seats and other keiki gear) to take some of the hassle out of family travel (877-922-2337) ... Kaneohe’s Jim Didion is the new REO (bank owned) team coordinator for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties and is a certified specialist for short-sale and foreclosed homes. Jim also enjoys cheering for the Oregon Ducks. Two timely pastimes ... Chris Kim is a Castle Knight who entertained the Kaneohe parade crowd with his “moves.” He was just Chris in last week’s column ...

An anonymous benefactor sent to Waimanalo Library boxes of new DVDs via priority mail during 2010, and officials want to publicly thank their Secret Santa. He or she mailed popular film titles to 15 branches throughout the state ... Speaking of which, borrowers statewide liked John Grisham‘s The Confession, the DVD Iris and the Michael Jackson CD HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I best in November - all free to library card-holders


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