Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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August 24, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Korey Shinagawa

UH Regents Scholars this year include Angela Kent of Kalaheo and Bryson Yee of Castle High. As incoming UH students they get full tuition scholarships for four years plus a $4,000 yearly stipend and a $2,000 travel grant, based on their “extraordinary achievements” in and out of high school ... Castle High’s drivers ed teacher, Bobby Duque, won a Teacher Excellence Award from the National Road Safety Foundation ...

Hawaii Five-O star Alex ‘O Loughlin and company took in some pretend training at the Kaneohe Marine base pool and shooting range recently for a future episode of the hit show. Marines used for “atmosphere” also got free breakfast and lunch, plus a few autographs, as reported in the Hawaii Marine ... Korey Shinagawa of Kaneohe (Oregon State 2005) has graduated from Air National Guard basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ... They’re baaaack.

The kolea have returned from Alaska, including Maile, so-named by fan Joanne Farmer of Lanikai. Maile landed in her favorite worm-catching territory at the Bluestone complex nearly three weeks early ... Speaking of Mailes, Kailua author, nurse, speaker and entrepreneur Maile Andrus-Price has published The Dao of Donuts: Defining Our Worth As Women. It’s a boost for women that’s been called “Krispy Kreme for the hungry soul.” It’s at BookEnds in Kailua ...

Those tall wooden poles on both sides of Pali Highway near St. Stephen’s center are just temporary (for a few months), according to HECO spokesman Darren Pai. They’re holding up other transmission lines while crews do routine maintenance ... Shannon Wood will man a booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kakaako Makai Marketplace to talk story about the groups she founded, Windward Ahupua’a Alliance and Windward Homeless Coalition (247-6366). Bring kids’ toys and sports gear to be given to homeless shelters ...

Longtime soccer promoter and coach Jack Sullivan of Olomana has teamed up with David Goebert of Aikahi and another colleague to produce Kick TV Hawaii, all about the Hawaii soccer scene on KWHE TV-14 (Oceanic 11). It airs at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays (plus Mondays and Wednesdays). Catch up on the movers and shakers in local soccer, plus the latest in gadgets and sports tips. Jack also co-hosts the half-hour show, which premiered in June

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