July 05, 2006 - MidWeek The East Waha Nui
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Chaminade professor Barbara Street of Hawaii Kai spent her July 4 holiday in Athens, Greece, where she shared some ideas at an international tourism conference on the neglected market of handicapped travelers ... Donna Makishima of East Oahu has earned her doctor of clinical psychology degree from Argosy University. Tyler Ralston, Kristina Lum and Elsonne Bayley - all from the familiar 96816 zip - are also newly minted Argosy alumni. Tyler and Kristina earned Ph.Ds in clinical psych, while Elsonne got a B.A. They will make us all feel better soon ... Kaimuki High senior Quynh Hoa Tran has won a four-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship from Hawaii Self Storage. Quynh Hoa will attend UH ...
Dianna Shitanishi is behind Hawaii Weddings and Events (782-4514), a new service in Hawaii Kai that draws on her experience as catering and conference services director at Kahala Mandarin. She’s coordinated more than 800 weddings. Others who’ve “let Dianna do it” are President George Bush (Hawaii layover visit) and Michelle Wie (press conference) ... Aina Haina native Megan Tune is being featured on the Home and Garden TV network’s National Open House, which compares home prices in different U.S. cities. Megan is a real estate agent with Prudential Locations ... Hawaii Kai’s Marvin Wong has graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, Tenn., earning his 2nd Lt. commission. Marvin is a pilot with Hickam’s 199th Fighter Squadron ... Former Hawaii Kai lawmaker and Chaminade professor Gene Ward is back from a Peace Corps assignment in East Timor. Gene, his staff, and volunteers evacuated that troubled country at the end of April following street violence and clashes between rebels and government troops. In a published statement, Gene, who knows the rebel leader well, predicts that a plan for transitional government could prevail, if certain conditions are met ...
Michael Buelsing of Waialae Nui has won a $2,000 A & B employee scholarship to study mechanical engineering at University of San Diego. Michael’s dad, Norbert, is executive vp of A & B Properties ... Chaminade student Sharon Polavaa Nelson competes in the Lelaleleio Samoa Scholarship Pageant July 28 at Farrington High auditorium - the first such pageant of its kind here for young Samoan women ... Here’s a bonus for being age 60 or older: special discounts at Koko Marina Center on Thursdays ... Aloha to Kaimuki’s bibelot gallery. It closes (with deep discounts) Saturday after 8 1/2 years
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