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Carol Chang
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February 01, 2012 - MidWeek The Islander
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Ian Chames

Sorry to miss the Tuskegee Airmen symposium last month at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Keynote speaker was UH professor Dorothy Goldsborough of Kahaluu, whose husband Romaine is one of the original Tuskegee pilots in World War II. Their story is out on the big screen now in George Lucas‘s Red Tails ... Cause of the latest Windward Oahu house fire to a garage of a Lanikai home Jan. 9: an electrical outlet malfunction. HFD spokesman Terry Seelig says 20 firefighters from four companies battled the blaze, which destroyed a BMW sportscar and caused $310,000 in damage ...

Veteran Kailua broadcaster Jim Manke has put on a new hatworking in the office of Mililani state Sen. Michelle Kidani ...Another Kailuan, Ian Chames, will play standup electric bass with the Trailer Park Romeos in an HPR Atherton Studio concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (955-8821). He’s also part of the Chames Gang band ... Windward United Church of Christ had an especially inspiring worship last Sunday. It featured tenor Bill Lyman, the great nephew of the late and renowned Arthur Lyman. Bill is conservatory-schooled and performs with top island talent like Tommy Aguilar and Loretta Ables Sayres ...

Parttime Kaneohe travel guide John Freckles has a great vacation lined up for fans of all things Polynesian. He’s coordinating a trip in late June to the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands where 27 Pacific island communities, including Hawaii, will share and showcase their skills and cultural knowledge. Call him at 732-1999 or go to explorethepacific.com ...

Military salute: Shane Cox of Kaneohe has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Benning, Ga.; Ahuimanu resident Joseph Borges III and Kailua’s Damien Goodman graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, and Kaneohe’s Rollaine-Mae G. Carnate graduated from Army Reserve basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C ...

It’s official: Castle High will be sending singer Teroa Paselio and dancers Maile & Friends to the state Brown Bags to Stardom competition in April. The senior class also has picked its graduation song: Today My Life Begins by Bruno Mars

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