"By The Way"

Police Officers from the 141st recruit class of the Honolulu Police Department took the oath of office during a graduation ceremony held at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in early October. The class, made up of 18 men and 4 women, began training at the police academy on March 28, 2002. The new officers will be assigned to patrol duties with veteran officers in the field for hands-on training.

William R. Wanner, P.E. has been promoted to construction services manager for M&E Pacific, Inc., a Hawaii consulting engineering firm. Wanner, employed at M&E Pacific since 1978, brings 24 years of design and engineering experience to the position.

The Lanakila Meals on Wheels (L-MOW) was recently awarded a $1,000 grant for their participation in the inaugural Meals on Wheels Association of America March for Meals Campaign. This grant will now assist the LMOW to fulfill the campaign’s mission, “No senior goes to bed hungry.”

Ed Wary and 39 friends recently played in the Ko’olau Challenge Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics Hawaii. The tournament, sponsored by Wary’s restaurants, Auntie Pasto’s, Dixie Grill and Eddies, raised $1,000 for the Special Olympics. Pictured above are Nancy Bottelo (left), President/CEO of Special Olympics Hawaii, William Tyau (center) Special Olympics athlete and Ed Wary (right).

In March of this year, Keith and Carmen Haugen celebrated 16 years of performing at the Royal Hawaiian. This milestone makes them the longest running act in the 75-year history of the Royal Hawaiian. And in November, the couple will release a new all-Hawaiian CD to commemorate their 30 years of entertaining together in Waikiki.

Tickets for the Key Project’s 16th Annual Kalua Turkey will begin on October 31st. The cost will be $10 and proceeds will benefit the Randy Kalahiki Memorial Scholarship. If you would like more information about the project or would like to volunteer your time please call the Key Project at 239-5777.

Members of The Country Dancers of Hawaii recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a dinner/dance and family picnic. The troupe, based in Aiea, is one of the oldest and most active dance troupes in Hawaii.

Island Insurance Companies, the state’s only locally owned and managed property and casualty insurance carrier, has promoted Beverly C. Ament to Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Insurance Division.

The Augustine Educational Foundation announced that it has awarded $282,000 in scholarships to 356 students enrolled in Hawaii Catholic Schools. Recipients in grades K-8 each received a $750 scholarship, and recipients in grades 9 –12 each received a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarships were based on financial need.

Cascada, an intimate, fine-dining restaurant, has
appointed Jean-Pierre Maharibatcha as Executive Chef. He will oversee all culinary aspects of the 70-seat restaurant located at the Royal Garden at Waikiki hotel.

Florian Titus Zizlavsky has been appointed Assistant Manager at Michel’s on the Beach at the Col-ony Surf, one of Hawaii’s oldest and most renowned French fine dining establishments. Zizlavsky has been at Michel’s for the last two and a half years and brings with him 13 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

Coffee Partners Hawaii, an authorized licensee of Starbucks Coffee International, appointed Jack Pit-cher to the newly created position of food manager for its Starbucks retail stores in Hawaii. In his position, Pitcher will oversee standards training and quality implementation for all food and beverage products produced by Starbucks.

L & L Drive-Inn owners and founders Eddie Flores, Jr. and Johnson Kam, recently donated $8,000 worth of scholarships to the University of Hawaii Foundation. The recipients of this year’s scholarships are: Betsy Colman of Konawaena HS; Kenneth Sakata of Kalani HS; Travis Nishino
of Kalani HS; Allan Garcia of St. Louis HS; Judy Relosimon of Farrington HS; Priscilla Navares of Farrington HS; Maria Rivera of Waipahu HS; Dennis Ke of McKinley HS; and Liane Wong of Radford HS.

The City and County of Honolulu will once again sponsor the annual Christmas Wreath Contest. Now in its 17th year, the popular craft competition offers a top prize of $200. Entries can be obtained at any Satellite City hall or parks district office. The deadline for wreath submission is December 4, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. All entries will be exhibited in the Lane Gallery at the Honolulu Hale from December 7, 2002 till January 1, 2003.

Hawaii Public Radio President Michael Titterton announced that Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s fastest growing entertainment program Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, will be onstage in front of a live audience at the Hawaii Theater on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 pm. He will be taping a live game show to be heard nationally on Saturday, November 23rd. Sagal will be joined onstage by judge and official scorekeeper Carl Kasell, panelist Adam Felber, Sue Ellicott and Paula Pound-stone, and special guest Paul Theroux during the live taping of the show.

Melvin Nakamura, of Honolulu, was elected to a two-year term as director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the 85th International Convention. Nakamura will help govern the world’s largest service club organization with approximately 1.4 million members in 189 countries and geographical areas.

A pair of oil paintings by Ewa resident, Morris Nakamura, has been accepted by the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Art Collection. Now in its 11th year, the Art Collection features artwork by people from across the country with neuromuscular diseases. The new additions by Nakamura will be exhibited at MDA’s national headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, and will be included in MDA Art Collection traveling exhibits.