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Carol Chang
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October 19, 2005 - MidWeek The Islander
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It’s not just St. John Vianney that needs an adult crossing guard. Ahuimanu Elementary does, too. There’s training plus pay for two hours a day: Call principal Anne Marie Duca at 239-3125 ... Nancy Bush, who used to coordinate activities and promotions at Windward Mall, is now at Kailua District Park, where she’s set up a well-balanced array of fall lessons - hula, salsa and chess (see calendar for signups) ... And Devon Nekoba, actor, Jaycee and former Kailua lawmaker, is now a spokesman for the Board of Water Supply ... More Kailua stuff. Marissa Katz is a freshman at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and Amy Wilkinson made the 2005 spring semester dean’s list at Babson College in the same state ...

According to recycling drive coordinator Andy Yamaguchi, the Kailua Project Grad 2007 gang collected $1,182 in cans and bottles at its Sept. 3 drive and donated $350 of that to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief ... Brig. Gen. Jerome Hagen (USMC ret.) of Kahaluu has completed his third volume of War in the Pacific, and you can order it from him by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ... Just starting his military career is Christopher Rego (Kalaheo ‘01). He completed Army ROTC leader development at Fort Lewis, Wash., recently. Chris is a student at UH-Manoa ... Enola Mutch, the rich-voiced sister of singer Jesse Rivera, was sidelined from Paliku Theatre’s South Pacific after taking the “break a leg” advice too much to heart during dress rehearsal. Enola injured her right leg while marching across the stage doing high kicks. Now it’s time for crutches and encouragement off stage. Get well, ah, break a, no don’t ... Islander financial columnist Marc Langevin of Kailua recently led a Hawaii contingent on humanitarian duty to the kingdom of Tonga, where medical officers in the Marine Reserves treated patients in the remote northern island group of Va’vau, and others trained Tongan Marines on Tongatapu. Marc also managed to dine with the U.S. Ambassador and have layovers in Fiji and Sydney. He’s the operations officer of 4th Force Recon Co. at the Kaneohe Marine base. “It’s nice to do some constructive work for a change,” he says, “especially after being in Iraq” ...

Bruddah Sam

Bruddah Sam Langi says his nose is getting bigger - since the rest of him is getting small. Kaneohe’s big personality with the big heart, Sam has lost 100 pounds so far in his personal quest for better health. Sam was emcee at the recent Kava Festival at UH, coordinated by Kahaluu ‘awa/kava farmer and advocate Jonathan Yee ... Speaking of food, on the menu for Halloween lunch at Kalaheo High: breaded spider, chicken patty with bats gravy, steamed bloody rice, creepy broccoli and carrots, and coffin roll. Lucky buggahs ... Continuing the health theme, Castle High’s Olympic pride, Bryan Clay, will officiate Sunday at a mock mini decathlon of TV reporters vs. Straub doctors during Bishop Museum’s Kids Fest (524-6755) ... Still inspired? Dietitian and vegetarian book author Brenda Davis will talk on “Defeating Diabetes” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Castle Medical Center (263-5400) ... Kalaheo’s Tyler Coates is one in a million - or at least one of 34,000 among 1,000,000 - designated as Commended Students in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship program ... Kailua’s Joan Harris, secretary of Aloha Cat Fanciers, invites everyone to its Halloween Cat Show Oct. 29 at McCoy Pavilion, where about 100 purebred and “household pet” cats compete for best cat, best costume, best Halloween cat and best decorated cage ...

Caterpillar Kids at Windward Mall has expanded to Pearl Highlands Center, opening up its inventory of gently used keiki clothes and products to Leeward bargain hunters as well ... Creative art work by students from King Intermediate and St. Ann’s School (middle grades) is on display this month at The ARTS at Marks Garage. The students are part of the exhibit Underage Thinking V, sponsored by the Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education (941-2787) ... Kailua’s Windward Adventist School has joined the list of schools accepting old phonebooks for recycling, now through Nov. 18 during school hours

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