Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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August 23, 2006 - MidWeek The Islander
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Hauula’s Henry Holthaus will be on Oceanic channel 55 at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30 for Shig Happens! Food Safety with Chef Henry Food Cop, the first in his series of Wednesday night programs on food handling tips. To engage the viewer, Henry offers music videos like The Kukae Cop and The Shigetts, as well as news segments like Your Daily Bug Allowance. “I thought I would present it in a fashion that would keep the public’s attention,” he explains. Henry also teaches culinary courses at Kapiolani Community College ... More on food: As the son of Kailua restaurateur Ed Wary,Andrew should already know plenty about the foodie industry.

Yasmeen Sulieman
Yasmeen Sulieman

Nevertheless, he’s enrolling in the hotel and restaurant school at Northern Arizona University this fall ... Before he plunks himself down in the director’s chair for Paliku’s Oklahoma this fall, Ron Bright has been visiting actors from his past plays this summer with his wife, Mo: There was Cliffton Hall in San Diego (now touring with Wicked), Robert Orosco in Los Angeles (in Aladdin at California Adventure Park), Bill Tennent in Seattle (a museum director), and everyone else in Las Vegas: Tony McCall (tech director for MGM Grand shows); John, Gary and Ronald Wong (backstage wizards for KA) and Johnson Enos (arranger of the Danny Gans show) ...

The new Marine base chaplain, Catholic priest Richard House, carries a red-and-yellow water bottle with him wherever he goes. As he explained in his first letter to base residents, it was treatment for cancer 12 years ago that “fried my saliva glands and left me without much spit.” But he has plenty to say in between gulps from his trusty bottle: “I’m really not concerned whether your journey leads you to Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Moses, or anyone else I may have forgotten,” he writes. “Wiccan, agnostic or atheist - it matters little to me. We’ll let God sort it out later” ... Speaking of the Marines, they’ve just opened their own theme park on base called Tiki Island, complete with mini golf, bumper boats and batting cages ...

Sterling Sulieman
Sterling Sulieman

Kailua-raised Yasmeen Sulieman has joined the cast of Hi5 on The Learning Channel, to be filmed in Australia this fall. Already a trouper in that children’s show is CPAC’s Kimee Balmalero from Kaneohe. Yasmeen’s brother Sterling performs on the Disney Channel, and has just earned his degree from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television ... Daniel Chaves of Kaneohe has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. Daniel is attending Central Washington University ... While Windward architect Stephen Meder serves on the Kailua Urban Design Task Force, he is also working to cool down the DOE’s 1,500 steaming-hot portable classrooms. Steve and his team at the Center for Smart Building and Community Design have some solutions to share, and it’s more about the setting than the structures. “In Hawaii,” he tells Sea Grant’s newsletter, “we are too often more comfortable standing next to our buildings than in them” ...

Miss Lisa Ann moved from California to Ahuimanu recently, and she’s just published Celebrity Cookbook - Recipes for a Cure, a project available through her website at http://www.celeb2006.com

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