Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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July 29, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Kathryn Matayoshi

Animal caretaker John Teves is still puzzling over who shot a 2-year-old steer with two arrows on July 19 or 20 on a small farm near Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. On July 20 John and a friend discovered the dying black-and-white cow on the ground, bleeding internally with blunt target arrows in its eye and gut. “My heart just dropped,” he says. “Who would want to do something like that?” The men put him out of his misery, buried him nearby and filed a police report. If anyone has knowledge of this crime, call him at 783-4778. He adds that the steer weighed about 1,000 pounds and was valued at $1,200 ...


Speaking of farms, Dean Okimoto‘s trademark Baby Nalo greens were used in a salad prepared by the Kapiolani Community College culinary team that recently returned home as national champions from a competition in Florida ... A little bit farther from the farm, I recently spotted a black feral pig with tusks trotting up the Halemanu Street sidewalk when I went out to fetch my morning Star-Bulletin ... Aikahi teenager Brianna Pratt is still singing up a storm in Honolulu with recent gigs at Don Ho‘s Island Grill and Jimmy Buffett‘s at the Beachcomber restaurant ...

Kourtney Kanno

Castle High vice principal and former Knights athletic director Richard Haru takes on a new job next Monday as deputy director of the city Department of Parks and Recreation. Richard’s sports background and participation on the Parks and Rec board were praised by Mayor Mufi Hannemann, who says he should “hit the ground running” ... More Windward educators in the news. Kailua’s Kathryn Matayoshi has been appointed deputy superintendent of the state Department of Education for her public policy and strategic planning skills. Kathryn is an attorney and former director of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, among many other responsibilities ...

Kourtney Kanno (Kalaheo 2008) had graduated from Air National Guard basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ... Two well-known and talented Windward women are behind the documentary The Queen’s Medical Center: 150 Years of Moments, which will air at 9 p.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. Saturday on KHON2. The one-hour special on the Islands’ first hospital is co-produced and co-written by Emme Tomimbang (EMME Inc.) of Kailua and Lynne Waters of Kahaluu ...

Congratulations to Ward Yamashita and Dennie Chong and the gang at Hungry Ear Records, which marks its 29th anniversary in Kailua this month, still going strong on Kuulei Road. Why? Dennie says: “Independent music stores, especially one like ours, have always been a place for people to hang out and talk about music and make friends. There is a sense of community and ohana” ... Dentist David Brown (The Great Davidio) is keeping busy in his off hours as a magician. Koolau Magic Theater just staged another monthly Friday night show in bigger quarters at the shopping center, plus he performed at the Hawaii Kai Library’s reading finale and also at Randy’s Auto Service reopening July 24 in Kaneohe. Who knows where he’ll pop up next

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