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Carol Chang
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January 09, 2008 - MidWeek The Islander
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Briana Pratt
Briana Pratt

When Brad Falcon (see photo below) graduated from Castle High School in 1988, he was already a Ron Bright-trained performer and youth leader for Hope Chapel Kaneohe. Fast forward to January 2008, and you can find him on TV’s Deal or No Deal as the wildest contestant Howie Mandell has ever faced. This could be the show where viewers bite their nails down to the bone. Also in the TV studio and possibly on screen will be Brad’s Kaneohe ohana: sister Tisha Lehfeldt, mom and stepdad Donna and Roger Swayne, sister -in-law Shirley Falcon and pals Erin and Tyrone Wells. In fact, Tisha and her husband Jason cut short a trip to Italy so they could fly to Brad’s side for his bid to help their mom via the popular TV contest. Tune in for a treat on NBC (KHNL 8) Hawaii time: 8 p.m. Jan. 7 and 7 p.m. Jan. 9 (He had to come back to complete the game) ...

Kelii Kotubetey urges thread fish lovers to place their orders by today (Jan. 9, $8 per pound) for Heeia Fishpond’s next harvest of fresh moi, which promises “a bang of flavor and explosion of sweetness.” No walk-ins allowed at this popular event, sponsored by Paepae O Heeia, which is working to preserve and sustain the fishpond for generations to come (236-6178) ... There’s another “weather guy” out there besides the suited up TV folks with their magic pointers and swirling green clouds. Kailua has its own Weatherguy.com, which has just added a marketing specialist and senior meteor-ologist to the team. Angela Coyle is the new marketer, educated in the subject at Arizona State University. And Philippe Rolland has signed on as senior meteorologist. He will handle climatological studies, and forecast needs for cruising and racing events, among other tasks. Philippe used to do software engineering for defense contractors with interest in atmospheric and oceanographic topics. The company finds safe and rapid weather routing for all types of voyages around the globe. To test how akamai Angela is doing so far, call 254-2525 ...

Shirley Falcon, Tisha Lehfeldt, Brad Falcon and Donna Swayne on 'Deal or No Deal'
Shirley Falcon, Tisha Lehfeldt, Brad Falcon and Donna Swayne on ‘Deal or No Deal’

Former state and U.S. lawmaker Ed Case says in a holiday email that he’s adjusting to private law practice again. Plus “we’ve fixed up our house!” and he’s taught a college class for the first time. No, it wasn’t in home repairs. It’s a political communication master’s class at HPU ... Sassy magazine has booked Kaneohe teen songstress Briana Pratt for several upcoming performances, including noon Saturday at Windward Mall and at the Pro Bowl Festival Feb. 9 ... Forget your carpal tunnel complaints. Leslie Klein, the very busy fiddler for Saloon Pilots, Doolin Rakes and more, has developed shoulder problems, forcing her to take breaks from her frantic playing schedule ... Waimanalo organic farmer Kimberly Clark was on a panel Sunday after the film Islands at Risk (about genetic engineering) was screened at UH-Manoa as part of the Friends of the Earth series, co-sponsored by Kokua Hawaii Foundation ... Kahaluu native Jaclyn Petrus will do more than collect her psychology degree today (Jan. 9) during Hawaii Pacific University’s graduation in Waikiki. She is one of three valedictorians, representing on-campus baccalaureate degrees

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