Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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February 02, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Elyse Oyama

Two UH students from Kailua began spring semester internships (full-tuition for 15 credits) with our lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Senior economics major Sean Callahan, 26, is working with U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. He previously was a logistic coordinator for an engineering contractor in Djibouti. Elyse Oyama, 21, is assigned to U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka. She also is a senior in economics and psychology. Elyse is a peer adviser and heads the Golden Key International Honor Society at Manoa.

Interning here at home are Troy Thompson of Kailua with lone Republican Sen. Sam Slom, and Kaneohe’s Abigail Trenhaile in the city Prosecutor’s office ... With My Name is Rumpelstiltskin opening next week at Paliku (235-7310), director Ron Bright can still recall playing the lead himself - 51 years ago with Honolulu Theatre for Youth ...

Sean Callahan

On your Feb. 4 walk downtown for First Friday, stop in the Mendonca Building courtyard to see some Windward talent (262-5930). There are precious gems fashioned by Ahuimanu artisan Shayne Turner and new jewelry by Nilma Hunter, along with Elgin Onaga‘s tasty Island Kabobs and music by Fred Gayagas ...

Yes, there’s live music coming from the Hang Ten poolside bar at Turtle Bay, too. The Tahiti Rey Duo plays from 5 to 8 tonight (Feb. 2) and the Kaiona Duo at the same time Friday (779-5546) ...

Friends and family gathered Jan. 29 at Hawaiian Memorial Park to say aloha to Honolulu Symphony musician Dwight Emery, 77 of Kaneohe. Jane Campbell says he leaves behind many contributions to Windward’s musical life


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