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March 16, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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The book corner: Fourth-generation Laie resident Ernest Golden has co-authored a book with historian Deloris Guttman, Images of America, African Americans in Hawaii, and they’ve been on the speaking circuit in the Islands since Martin Luther King Day. Ernest, now 87, came to Hawaii in 1943 to help rebuild Pearl Harbor, and he has vivid memories of those difficult times for blacks here. Look for him at the Barnes & Noble book fair Saturday at Ala Moana ...

Kristie Carpenter, a Kailua wife and mother of a toddler, has published a children’s book that should put some fun into math lessons. Titled The Adventures of the Angles, it follows a math-weary boy into a land where angles come alive and are actually interesting. Go to amazon.com, or follow Kristie to her book-signings (753-9640) ...

Kailua’s Richard Brislin, a UH business professor, has a long title on his timely book, The Undreaded Job: Learning to Thrive in a Less-than-Perfect Workplace. To find out more, e-mail him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ... And finally, tops with Hawaii library borrowers in February were James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge‘s bestseller Tick Tock and the Korean drama DVD Iris ...

Just by swiping their debit cards, Kaneohe’s Henry Wada and Natascha Berinobis won $250 Ala Moana gift cards in a promotion by Hawaii State FCU ...

Kailua’s Treston Silva, a forensic science major, made the fall dean’s list at Chaminade ... Speaking of forensics, TV’s New York CSI star Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band were a hit as usual during a recent tour of Kaneohe Marine base and other Oahu installations - just a few of the 40 USO concerts they’ve done each year since 9/11. “The least I can do as somebody in the spotlight is to make sure your sacrifice is not forgotten,” the bass guitar player told Hawaii Marine ...

If you call Rick Kiakona (see page 7) on his cell phone, don’t hang up right away. That’s not really an ominous Darth Vader asking you to leave a message. Rick found Darth’s helmet at a garage sale and had his teenage daughter figure out how to load it to voicemail ... Paul Reed, a yacht captain from Kailua, is part of Parade magazine’s annual “What People Earn” feature that ran in the March 13 edition. Go ahead, look it up. I’ll give you a hint: Paul earns less than an NYC celebrity stylist and more than a glassblower from Vermont

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