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Carol Chang
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January 31, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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Windward author Chip Hughes has written Wipeout!, a sequel to his mystery novel, Murder on Molokai from Island Heritage. A surfing detective tracks a man who wiped out in Waimea’s waves and hasn’t been seen since ... Laurie Ines of Kaelepulu Elementary School has become a nationally certified teacher, following a rigorous professional program administered by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board ... Hana Hou inflight magazine calls Paula Fuga “spellbinding” and her voice “an instrument of deliverance.” The Waimanalo-raised singer plays at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 in the ARTS at Mark’s Garage for Verses (poets and an open mike session) and at 11 p.m. Feb. 16 at Club Bliss ... Margaret Weis, the author of three fantasy book series, is also behind the Dungeons & Dragons and Battlestar Galactica games, among others. She’ll be at Kaneohe Library at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 ...

If it’s not too late, you can go hear UH president David McClain speak at 4 p.m. Jan. 30 in WCC’s Hale Akoakoa 105, where he’ll share his thoughts about higher education, following the school’s Common Book program theme (235-7460) ... Annie Wood has joined the board of trustees for Honolulu Theatre for Youth. A former director of children’s theater in London, Annie now lives in Lanikai with her husband Henry Ian Cusick (who plays Desmond in Lost) and their three kids ... You never know when you’ll meet a queen. You could go to the dentist’s office, and there she’ll be. Take Jessica Lau, for instance. She’s the newly crowned Narcissus Festival Queen.

Jessica Lau
Jessica Lau

A junior at UH, Jessica also works the Kailua receptionist’s desk for her dad, dentist Ernest Lau. As queen she receives more than $10,000 in scholarships, prizes and a trip to China. The 2007 Narcissus fourth princess is another University of Hawaii student, Julia Chen of Kaneohe ... Maunawili resident Mike McCartney has a way of keeping in the public eye. Former PBS-Hawaii CEO and now chairman of the state Democratic Party of Hawaii, Mike has been appointed to the Honolulu Police Commission by Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

Keith Kiyotoki
Keith Kiyotoki

Commissioners serve five-year terms with duties such as hiring and firing the chief of police ... Kaneohe resident Keith Kiyotoki has stepped up from being a sales representative at Young Brothers to become manager of its marketing, customer service and sales. A UH graduate, Keith has also worked for transportation giants Consolidated Freightways and Avis Rent A Car ... Windward music update. Bruddah Sam Langi and Vaihi will play from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Duke’s Canoe Club in Waikiki (689-1800). Kapena has a regular gig there on Saturdays ... Kari Webb gets right to the point, as often as possible. Kari works part-time at Kailua Acupuncture, runs her own Honolulu Healing Center in town, and does a radio spot at 9:05 a.m. Fridays on K-108 AM to educate the public on the merits of the healing technique ... When retired Marine Lt. Gen. Edward Hanlon Jr.

addressed the crowd at the Martin Luther King Day observance at the Kaneohe Marine base Jan. 11, he spoke from personal experience. Back on Aug. 28, 1963, Ed and his friends skipped work to go take in a speech - the “I Have a Dream” one - by a young preacher in Washington, D.C. “At the time, you knew it was a great speech, and special,” he told the Hawaii Marine. “If people heard it today, then there wouldn’t be as many problems” ... If you dream of good Italian food, Kailua chef Sabino Manzulli is holding forth at another healthy cooking class at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Castle’s wellness center. If the encore is anything like the first one, you’d better sign up now at 263-5400. Deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 6

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