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Let's have the next council meeting in Waimea and see if they still want to sell I am a volunteer at W aimea Valley Audubon Center (Honolulu Diary, 11/23). Once a week I work in a kiosk named "Hale Kokua,,, and my job is to greet visitors who are walk­ing up the path to the waterfall, an­swer questions and direct them to plants and trees and other attractions of special interest. I offer them in­formational booklets about the na­tive Hawaiian plant collection across from the kiosk. I show them samples of unique flowers and plants brought to me by an arbore­tum botanist. It's hardly a 'job" and what I do isn't really "work," be­cause it's such a pleasure just to be here. Everyone in the valley seems to be inspired and uplifted by its beauty-staff and visitors alike.

I am also a freelance writer who has been writing about the changes at W aimea over the past several years. As such, I have become ~ware of the importance of the val-

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Publisher Laurie V. Carlson Editor Chris Haire Senior Editor Kawehi Haug News Editor Ragnar Carlson Calendar Editor Becky Maltby Contributing Editor Catharine Lo Junior Editor MicheUe Takiguchi FIim Critic Bob Green Book Editor Joel Harold Contributing Writers Cecil Adams, Andrea Baer, Rob Brezsny, Marie Carvalho, Joan Conrow, Timothy Dyke, Stephen Fox, Wmg Ho, Clinton Kaneoka, Sue Kiyabu, Marcia Morse, Ryan Senaga, Shayne Stambler, John Wythe White, Jamie Winpenny Production & Design Manager Ilsa Enomoto Production Assistant Arikka Johnson, Sharon Obeso Contributing Photog)'aphers William Branlund, Malia Leinau, Chris McDonough, Shayne Stambler Cover Design Bud Spindt Cartoonists & Illustrators Max Cannon, Lloyd Dangle, John Pritchett, Slug Signorino, Tom Tomorrow

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ley on many levels. Its botanical col­lections are world-famous, and (due to development) some of the plants and trees in the valley may no longer exist in their original habitats. The valley's archaeological signifi­cance is only beginning to be re­vealed. A recent assessment of the valley conducted last April was the first comprehensive study since 1974, when the Bishop Museum es­timated that there were 33 important archaeological sites. The new as­sessment more than doubled the number of sites.

Most important, due in large part to the current management and staff's respect for its cultural and natural value, W aimea has become one of the most impressive and beautiful visitor attractions in Hawai 'i. There's nothing like it any­where else, and this fact is obvious to visitors and locals alike. They come to walk through collections of plants and flowers and trees from all over the world, all in the same place. They share the pathways with the

· endangered Hawaiian moorhen, gratifyingly re-establishing itself in a habitat at the entrance to the water­fall trail. They come to swim in the refreshing waters beneath the water­fall. Many come just to be in this place of peace and quiet and beauty.

Audubon has been a first-rate steward, protecting and preserving the natural and cultural attributes of Waimea Valley. In this they are in accord with the Community Master Plan for the area, as well as the North Shore Sustainable Communi­ties Plan. After years of neglect, the botanical gardens and arboretum are being slowly and carefully restored. "Attractions" have been removed which were illegal (non-permitted structures), destructive (all-terrain vehicles in the upper valley), disre­spectful (paint-ball war games) and inappropriate (the African-themed "Jungle Trek"). There are no more troll!;!ys to the waterfall and no more loudspeakers in the trees, but no one complains because the walk is so enjoyable and they can appreciate the sights and sounds of nature. Please, let's keep it that way.

John W White Hale'iwa

Editor's Note: Mr. White is a former editor of Honolulu Weekly.

Wolffer in sheep's clothing? Why don't we sell Waimea Valley to all wealthy mainland investors, drive up the cost of living for resi­dents and watch the drug and crime rate soar while Christian Wolffer makes his money again? Has he tak­en one of my walk tours through the 1,800--acre botanical garden with a beautiful collection of endangered Hawaiian flora. or hiked up the dif­ficult mosquito-infused north val­ley? Has he evacuated the park dur­ing many flash floods and land­slides? Somebody should give him a quiz on Hawaiiana and cover in great detail the families who presided there a Jong time ago. Does he care about the many temples?

This same person raised the rates of the park and did away with many activities. I left because it was no longer a fun place to be. I had a hard time convincing people to spend $12.50 per person for admission when it was only $8.00 back in the day. Has he participated in any Makahiki festivities when the resi­dents and visitors flooded the park

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during the late 1980s that featured hula halau competitions and music?

If parcels are sold, I hope these "new residents" get followed around as I've experienced there before. You should walk near the original stream trail on a hot, humid summer morning. As you look behind you, don't be afraid if ti plants parted be­hind you as if you were being fol­lowed. There are also many good spirits there who would love to scare the willing. ''It's not over yet", quot­ed our beloved, deceased Aunty Kalima. Floods, landslides and de­struction are only a few things Christian Wolffer has not experi­enced. After all, he is a true "in­vestor." I challenge the coun­cilmembers who voted for this ab­surdity to walk the beautiful 3/4 mile hike to the waterfall before the park opens. The valley will call to you and its fate will hang in your mind the rest of your lives.

Eleanor V. Crisostomo Kahuku

How recycling works Our society needs to be aware of en­vironmental issues that may lead to problems in the future, such as greenhouse gases, air and water pol­lution and conserving natural re­sources. One way of solving these problems is· recycling. Recycling conserves energy by reusing recov­ered rather than raw materials. This means less fossil fuel is burned and reduces the amount of sulfur diox­ide, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide into the air. Recycling helps cut pollution by limiting the need to extract new raw materials, heritage pollute the environment with toxic materials such as ammo­nia, carbon dioxide, methane and

sulfur dioxide. Saving energy and reducing air and water pollution it reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases. Reusing materials instead of always using materials harvested from the earth helps conserve our natural resources. It is essential for our society to understand the impor­tance of the environment, from pre­venting harmful gases to conserving natural resources.

Hsun "Kanoa" Jou

Coffeeline represent y'all

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I have learned that the College of Education at the University of Hawai 'i at Manoa is once again trying to have a variance in zoning passed which would put Coffeeline in the YMCA Annex out of busi­ness. I'm writing once again to sup­port the continuation of Coffeeline as a valuable small business in the neighborhood which provides a needed alternative restaurant for the university faculty, staff and stu­dents. To those of you who have in the past supported this application to the City of Honolulu, I ask that you reconsider, working toward a solution in which the College of Education can use the YMCA fa­cility and still maintain the exis­tence of Coffeeline. To those of you who have supported Coffeeline in the past, I write to encourage you to continue support.

James Cartwright Archivist and Librarian

Hamilton Library

Plenty aloha, no Hawaiians Mahalo to the World Invitational Hula Festival for allowing na kupuna from the Pauahi Communi-

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ty Center to present our program during Thursday night's intermis­sion. The beauty of the Hawaiian night at the Waikiki Shell was en­hanced by the elegance and cultural sensitivity of the WlliF Program. We were thrilled to watch the halau from Mexico City do their chanting in Hawaiian. We marveled at the 'ohana amongst halau from Asia, Europe, North and South Ameri­ca-an atmosphere of friendly,re­spectful competition with much sharing and learning.

These hula aficionados are excit­ed to learn, correct, improve and perfect their performances at the piko of the hula. Not only do they build their language and cultural skills, but they also spend money here, adding over a million dollars annually in our economy.

However, how disappointing and shameful that the Waikiki Shell was not filled. Where were the lo­cals? Where were the Hawaiians? The World Invitational Hula Festi­val has created world-wide ambas­sadors of aloha. Too bad the spirit is dead here. Uwe

Kupuna Lela Malina Hubbard 'Aiea

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More problems for finn managing Hawai'i educator funds

Aalifornia financial services company

under investigation for diverting hun­dreds of thousands of dollars in retire­ment funds it was supposed to invest

n behalf of Hawai 'i teachers and uni­versity faculty faces similar accusations in at least four Mainland school districts.

A check of school districts listed as clients on the Plan Compliance website turned up a string of similar problems in Texas and California not previously reported here.

ed in a Dallas suburb, confirmed the company had failed to make scheduled investments in September. The Plano school district, which had contracted with Plan Compliance Group to ad­minister its tax-deferred annuity program since 1999, now estimates its losses at $380,000. The school district in Friendswood, Tex., mjdway between Houston and Galveston, also contract­ed with Plan Compliance Group and has experi­enced losses, Madon said. Friendswood officials could not be reached for comment this week.

trict's business manager, estimated their loss at $169,000.

Sue Klimek. an official in Michigan's Washt­enaw Intermediate School District, says she has received no reports of problems with Plan Com­pliance Group in that area. The company reports contracts with four Michigan school districts.

Plan Compliance Group was registered as a Nevada company in November 1994, and regis­tered in California in May 1997. Company offi­cers are listed as Francis W. (William) Reimers, president; Ryan 0. Reimers, secretary; and James J. Zwack, treasurer. Company President Reimers coulct'not be reached at the firm's Wal­nut Creek office for comment. The company closed its Honolulu office several months ago.

WORLD AIDS DAY More than two decades after the spectre of AIDS first emerged, and despite promising treatments and an increasing number of success stories, it remains a prolific killer. While drug co*cktails are available to some patients, cost of care and early detection remain the most persistent challenges faced by health professionals in dealing with the ravages of AIDS. The 17TH World AIDS Day, described as a day of "hope, understanding and com­passion;• is observed Dec. 1. WHAT: World AIDS Day . WHEN: Thu, Dec. l. llAM-8PM

· WHERE: Fort Street Mall and Bank of Hawai'i Plaza (corner of King and Bishop streets.)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS . ALL DAY • Information tables and red ribbon

distribution in two locations • Student AIDS Awareness poster con­

test winners will be displayed at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace

2:00-6:00PM AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels on display for in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace

Plan Compliance Group, Ltd., with offices in Walnut Creek, Calif., served as the "third party administrator" responsible for processing retire­ment funds deducted from teachers salaries and making investments in designated tax-sheltered annuities, while assuring that the investments met government requirements. During the month of September, however, the company failed to make at least a portion of those invest­ments for teachers in Hawai 'i anq the funds in-

The Socorro Independent School District near El Paso, Tex., reports an estimated loss of $280,000 after PCG failed to make its Sep. 30 payments, according to district Communications Director Minerva Baumann. "At that time, the district took action quickly and terminated the contract," Bauman says. "My understanding is that this has something to do with business problems (at Plan Compliance) and the IRS," Baumann says. ''We're going to pursue it and try to recover our money." She said complaints have been lodged with the Texas attorney gener­al, the state's insurance commissioner and the FBI.

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5:30PM Formal World AIDS Day cere­mony including prayers. readings from the letters of Father Damien and the presentation of Governor Lingle's official proclamation of World AIDS Day A breath of fresh Haire

volved are missing. ' University of Hawai 'i officials reported they

have been unable to account for $420,000. The Department of Education, which did not disclose its losses, employs many more teachers and could be facing losses substantially higher than those reported by UH.

Linda Madon, director of financial services for the Plano Independent School District, locat-

The Clovis Unified School District near Fres­no, Calif., is also trying to track missing funds turned over to the company "in the October time frame," according to communications director Kelly A van ts. Michael Johnston, the school dis-

Honolulu Weekly welcomes Editor Chris Haire on board this week. Chris comes to us from the Atlantic Coast, wher~ he most recently served as a reporter, columnist and critic for Boston's Week(y Dig, and was a regular contributor to Charleston City Paper, Orlando Week(y and Philadelphia Week(y. Previously, Chris was the editor for South Carolina's Metrobeat, which won four awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweek­lies under his guidance. E komo mai, Chris.

Pretty vacant (and we c1on, care) What do the numbers 748, 732, 747 and 756 represent? If you're look­ing at data from the Housing and Community Development Corpora­tion (HCDCH), the numbers could represent either the estimated num­ber of chronically homeless individ­uals living on O'ahu, or perhaps the number of vacant public housing units reported in the past four months. Sadly, they represent both.

After much press last year about the astronomically high number of unrenovated, often completely di­lapidated, public housing units­surging to near 1000 units in 2004 and representing nearly 20 percent of total inventory -the problem

remains chronic. Some early progress was made by the Depart­ment of Accounting and Govern­ment Services, which has helped to renovate approximately 135 units during the past year. But since that first step, the number of chronically vacant units remains stagnant. Lack of money, lack of staff-HCDCH maintenance crews can barely keep up with the normal renovations due to regular unit turnover-and per­haps lack of a plan.

At the Nov 17 HCDCH board meeting, board member Travis Thompson asked Executive Direc­tor Stephanie A veiro why no com­prehensive plan exists that outlines how to get all public housing units back into inventory. But don't blame A veiro, who inherited a huge problem and still does not

receive the state funding necessary to pay for both staff and materials to do all the renovations. It seems a straightforward problem given the "crisis" of affordable housing­and one that should be a top priori­ty especially given the state sur­plus. That is, it should be.

In the most recent activity report presented at the November board meeting, the number of vacant pub­lic housing units at the end of this October has actually increased since June from 661 to 756, or again close to 15% of federal pub­lic housing units. Add about 101 vacant units from the state public housing (or again nearly 12% of inventory) and you have over 850 units. Given the consensus on the need to reduce the homeless popu­lation, with a particular focus on

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reducing the chronically homeless population-those homeless for one year or more-the continued lack of attention and resources to put these subsidized units back into inventory is beyond disgraceful.

The good news is that the HCD­CH Board did approve key elements of three housing develop­ments that promise to give some relief for both very low income, low income and middle-income Hawaii households. In particular, the Wai'anae Supportive Housing project being developed by Hous­ing Solutions, Inc. in partnership with W aianae Community Outreach, finally received approval for low-income tax credits that will complete the financing of the esti­mated $9 million project which will build 50 units of transitional

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6:15PM Candlelight vigil on Fort Street Mall

7:30PM Special showing of the classic Emmy-winning PBS documentary Simple Courage, which relates the tragic story of Kalaupapa and Father Damien. Stephanie Castillo, writer/ producer/director, will lead a discus­sion of her work and its relevance to the AIDS epidemic. Next Door. 43 N

and long-term supportive housing on the Wai'anae Coast. The Castle & Cooke Kapolei development also got its approval in addition to the Department of Hawaiian

·· Homelands'Village 8 Kaupe'a Housing Project. The Hawaiian Homelands department in particu-· lar was happy when HCDCH Plan­ner Janice Takahashi researched

, that HCDCH could waive the 1-2.5 percent fee it typically charges on construction loans since the deal was inter-governmental. Still, HCDCH has a ways to go to meet the fiduciary duty it holds for the citizens of Hawai 'i with respect to housing and rental assistance needs. Let's again do the math-750 or so chronically homeless people, 750 or so chronically vacant units. -Michael Ullman

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In its mission statement, The Honolulu Advertiser pro­motes itself as "a voice for all of the community." Truth be told, oftentimes it can be

anything but. Instead of serving as a mouthpiece for the people, the paper often chooses to be the voice for Hawai 'i's entrenched power elite, namely the Old Navy and the / Old Guard that steers the /~ University of Hawai 'i. ~

With this in mind, it 1 ~ should come as no sur­prise that the Advertis­er is now discrediting the UH-Manoa Fac­ulty Senate's vote on ' the University-Affili­ated Research Center (UARC).

On Nov. 16, the faculty senate voted 31-18 against embed­ding the University Af- \ filiated Resarch Center (UARC) into the labs on the flagship campus and on feder-al installations statewide. Howev­er, the Advertiser saw fit to question the credibility of the vote despite the fact that the senate's decision was made in the most public of ways-openly and by a show of hands.

Shockingly, the Advertiser be­lieves that such a public vote was somehow a bad thing. To quote the editorial: "The vote was taken by a show of hands, when any recom­mendation on such a controversial issue should have been decided in­stead by ballot. For those who might favor the plan, it would have been tough to truly vote your conscience in a public show of hands, with pro­testers, some of them colleagues holding signs opposing the project."

Pardon us for a second. But isn 't that how representative bodies are supposed to operate-in public, and open to criticism? Yes, its members are free to vote as they please, but by casting their votes in public they can be held accountable by those who elected them to their positions. This is how it is done at the State-

house. This is how it is done in Washington, D.C. This is how rep­resentative government works. The Advertiser may not like it, but we at Honolulu Weekly do.

The open vote-bashing didn't stop

the Advertiser uncritically echoes the University of Hawai 'i adminis­tration's disingenuous claim that UARC would bring $50 million to university over a five-year period. However, the draft contract released on Oct. 7 made no mention of any

/~'f • 0 i,~ollar amount and the commitment ds \' I. ,I" • of five year~ had dwindled to j_ust ."F". J> three, with a two-year option

1• If;~ that could be exercised by

there, however. In the editorial, the Advertiser further sought to stigma­tize the faculty senate's decision by suggesting that since the vote was taken when "30 of the 79 senators were absent," the vote itself may have lacked credibility.

Luckily, the paper has a solution to these problems-a campus-wide vote of all faculty members. Unfor­tunately. according to senate rules, such a vote would have to be made in secret. The Advertiser failed to mention that fact.

.;: <f~ the Navy - but not by the ;., University of Hawai 'i.

Moreover, instead of the once-touted $50 million, the contract guarantees supplies and services during the first three years of only 1,000 staff hours. As for what the market value of 1,000 staff hours is,

well, that's a figure the contract labels "TBD."

The case of the phantom $50 million has yet to be ex­

plained by university adminis­trators-or by the Advertiser. All of this begs the question:

Does the Advertiser believe in keep­ing secrets from its readers? Hope­fu 11 y not. But perhaps now it is a good time for the paper to prove it. And here's how they can: The Ad­vertiser should fully disclose its business ties to UH and to the mili­tary establishment. We'll even help them get started.

Few citizens may be aware that the Advertiser maintains lucrative business ties to the military in the is­lands. Not only does the daily print six military-sanctioned newspapers that are distributed to U.S. service personnel on the islands, the Adver­

Even more curious, the editorial tiser sells advertisem*nts for the six declined to reveal that all UARC- rags. Just how much these business produced research, unclassified as well as classified, would have to un­dergo the Navy· s stringent censor­ship of information deemed "sensi­tive and inappropriate for disclo­sure." Of course, the Manoa Faculty Senate recently voted against any publication-restricted research.

Furthermore, in recent articles,

entanglements with the federal gov­ernment are worth should be dis­closed to the public.

If the Advertiser doesn't disclose this information, people just might begin to think they are being served self-interested screeds instead of community-minded, rationally-based commentaries. •

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Faced with a complicated slew of possible outcomes, the City Council looks for the safest strategy to protect sacred Waimea Valley

BY CATHARINE LO

n Dec. 7, the City Council will convene to make a very diffi­cult decision with regard to the future of Waimea Valley. They will consider whether to affirm their Nov. 21 vote (5-4) in

favor of accepting a lawsuit settlement that would divide the ownership ofWaimea Valley between the city arid New York in­vestor Christian Wolffer, who acquired the valley in 1996 by assuming then-owner Attractions Hawaii's $12 million mortgage. As it's been reported, the settlement would split the 1,875-acre valley thusly: 300 acres for the city; 1,575 acres for Wolffer with the option to build an eco-park on the city's portion and divide his 1,575 acres into as many as eight parcels.

The ostensible motivation for agreeing to the settlement is the opportunity for the city to secure the 300-acre parcel (com­monly regarded as the park currently oper­ated 'by the Audubon Society) with the $5 .1 million already invested; if the settle­ment does not happen, the case will go through a costly trial, opening up the pos­sibility for the court to give Wolffer title to the entire valley if it decides that the $5 .1 million put up by the city to condemn the land in 2002 was not a fair price. Losing the valley altogether and having to pay ad­ditional damages may be the city's worst­case scenario.

Given the many unknown variables­among them which way the court would swing if the case goes to trial, whether reg­ulatory authorities would approve the nec­essary permits, and at what value the land would be appraised-there are many pos­sible outcomes, each with different impli­cations.

"Every member is struggling with this decision," says Council Chair Donovan Dela Cruz, emphasizing how uniquely complex this case is. Further hampering the public's ability to understand what's

City Council votes 5-4 to settle the condemnation suit between the city and

Attractions Hawaii/Investor Christii3n Wolffer

DEC 7: CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMS 11/21 DECISION TO

AGREE ON SETILEMENT?

YES

NO

City and Wolffer have 90 days to work out details of settlement

NO

+ YES

CASE GOES

TO TRIAL

FEB 13, 2006

Wolffer must secure permits within the time period specified in the settlement agreement

OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INPUT

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COURT RULES

IN FAVOR OF

CITY?

YES

OUTCOME

NO

City retains ownership of entire valley at a court­

determined price

CASE GOES TO

ARBITRATION

NO

YES

OUTCOME City forfeits land,

loses $5.1 million in escrow, pays possible damages

OUTCOME City retains ownership of

entire valley at a price determined by arbitrators

OUTCOME: Waimea Valley is split up:

300 Acres to the City 1,575 acres to Wolffer;

Wolffer's eco-camp would be situated at least

partially on city's land

going on is the fact that it is a legal process, one in which confidentiality is es­sential so that the city doesn't jeopardize its own strategy.

From their remarks, one thing is clear: The councilmembers share the ultimate goal of keeping the valley intact. Where they differ is on the most effective course of action-the least risky means to that end. The accompanying flowchart has been created to illustrate the possible sce­narios and respective factors of influence.

nie means to an end If the publicly desired outcome is for the city to retain ownership of the valley and keep it whole no matter what the price tag, there are a few ways to get there. One is to reject the settlement and hope that the court awards the land to the city at what­ever price it deems fair.

A second is to accept the settlement and hope that the case will go to arbitration, which is what would happen if both parties don't agree to the details of the settlement­for example, exactly where the property boundaries would be- within 90 days. If it gets to arbitration, ownership of the entire valley would be retained by the city at the fair value designated by the arbitrator.

A third way is to accept the settlement with both parties agreeing to the specific terms within 90 days, at which point Wolf­fer would have to seek appropriate permits from the DLNR, and possibly the LUC and the city and county, depending on what kind of activity he proposes. At this permitting.stage there would be land and environmental evaluations as well as the opportunity for public input-and public opposition has been known to effectively hinder permit approvals. If Wolffer does

not obtain the necessary permits within a time to be specified in the settlement agreement, the case would move into arbi­tration; again, if it moves into arbitration, the city would retain ownership of the en­tire valley at a price to be determined by the arbitrator.

A rejection of the settlement, which would take the case to court on Feb. 13, seems like the least complicated route. But guessing the outcome of a trial is a gam­ble-one that not all the council members are sure is the safest bet.

"That is so incredibly risky. The city and taxpayers could be left with millions out of pocket and absolutely nothing," says Councilmember Charles Djou, explaining his vote in favor of the settle­ment. "In an ideal world, the city could purchase W airnea regardless of the price tag, but in reality money does not grow on trees. The city does not have unlimited financial resources. There has to be acer-

DEC.7 PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing on the Committee Report in favor of the settlement agreement on Waimea Valley will be held Dec. 7 at 2PM in the Council Chambers at Honolulu Hale. Persons wishing to testify are requested to register by 2PM on that same day. Register to testify or submit written testimony at http:/ /www.honolulu.gov/council/ agendas.htm or via fax at 527-6910.

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tain point at which the city's financial re­sources have to be taken into account."

This sentiment is. shared by Mayor Mufi Hannemann, who, should the court award the land to the city at a non-amenable cost, has the option to walk away from the deal and give the land back to Wolffer. But he hesitates to set an upper limit on how much is too much for the city to pay (so as not to put the city at a disadvantage). The word from the mayor is, according to Press Secretary Bill Brennan, "Don't count on the city taxpayers to solely pick up the en­tire cost of the entire valley-which means we're open to others coming in and help­ing out." But since the city's not showing its cards, and since the price remains un­determined, no third party can guess how much they'd have to contribute to pay the tab, either.

Voting in favor of the settlement may not immediately achieve the desired out­come of keeping the valley intact, but may offer further and better opportunities down the line to achieve it. The City Council's decision boils down to this: Go to trial and hope the court rules in the city's favor, or accept the settlement and hope it gets to arbitration.

The voice of the public According to Anthony Ching, the execu­tive officer of the state Land Use Commis­sion, "Wairnea Valley from its head to the sea, from ridgeline-to-ridgeline, from top­to-bottom and side-to-side is entirely with­in the conservation district." Conservation districts typically include areas for protect­ing watersheds and water sources, forests and scenic and historic areas. The uses of conservation-zoned land are extremely prohibitive and regulated by the DLNR-

Waimea Valley is home to many native species, including the endangered moorhen. Fewer than 500 of these wetland birds are found on O'ahu and Kaua'i.

any land-use activity that is proposed would necessarily have to go through the state land board.

Assuming that the public bears a mighty power of persuasion, it makes sense that some of the councilmembers feel tliey should open the door for the DLNR, which calls for public input in its permit­ting process, to get involved: Wolffer, how­ever, is not without leverage at this stage. His lawyers would likely pursue the prece­dent of a permit authorized by the DLNR in the '70s for the development of an eco­camp, arguing in addition that the city's condemnation of the valley precluded the developer from exercising that option.

It's very likely that even if the land board grants the permits, other discretionary per­mits might be needed from the city and county-if, for example, the proposed ac­tivity falls within the Special Management Area (SMA), a belt around the island that

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF WAIMEA VALLEY 1092 O'ahu chief Kamapua'a places the ahupua'a of Waimea in the care of the island's kahuna.

1100s Pu'u O Mahuka, O'ahu's largest heiau, is established on a Pupiikea ridge overlooking Waimea.

1700s Kahuna nui Ka'opulupulu builds heiau throughout the valley, some of them for use in commu­nicating with people on Kaua'i.

1795 King Kamehameha, chief of the Big Island, Maui and O'ahu, gave control of Waimea to his top kahuna nui, Hewahewa.

1848 Nearly 800 years of kahuna stewardship over Waimea comes to an end with the Mahele.

late-1800s Waimea's abundant fishing and farming feed people as far away . as California. In 1898, a flood destroys homes and crops of the approximately 1,000 Hawaiians living in the valley.

1929 Castle & Cooke purchases Waimea, leasing the land to cat· tie ranchers.

1970s Bishop Corp. purchases Waimea for $355,000. Waimea Falls Park is established. For the next 25 years, ownership of the valley is held by different members of the Pietsch family.

1996 Investor Christian Wolffer picks up $12 million mortgage held by Attractions Hawaii (owned by a member of the Pietsch family) and assumes control of Waimea.

2000 Wolffer puts the valley up for sale at $25 million, later lowering the price to $19 million.

2001 Wolff er puts the valley under bankruptcy protection.

2002 In February, the city takes pos­session of the land, depositing $5.1 million in escrow with the courts to begin the condemna­tion process.

2003 Audubon Society takes over management of the vaiiev. operating the Waim " ./ . • w ':.:b~n Center.

protects coastal lands including parts ofWaimea. SMA permits, as well as subdivision, zoning and building permits, must be approved by the city and coun­ty-and here again, the public can testify.

Finally, should Wolffer seek to change (or move) the conserva­tion district boundary, it would require the review and consent of the Land Use Commission. Such a petition would allow multiple opportunities for public comment. According to Ching, the developer would also be re­quired to submit an environmen­tal assessment or environmental impact statement.

Aunty Ka'ula Chun, a Waimea Valley kupuna, emphasizes the importance of preserving "the last of the treasures we have today."

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For what it's worth In 1971 Bishop Corp. (no affilia­tion with Bishop Estate), a group of local businessmen, purchased Waimea Valley for $355,000. When Christian Wolffer put it on the market in 2000, he asked for $25 million. When the city sought to acquire Waimea in 2002, they committed to an ap­praised value of$5. l million. Ask the Hawaiian historians, anthro­pologists, archaeologists and kupuna, and they'll tell you that the valley is priceless.

The question of the land's worth is relevant in three distinct ways. First, in terms of the judg-

CATHARINE LO

ment that will be made either by the court or through arbitration, the value in question is what the land was worth in 2002 when the city entered into condemnation proceedings. This value is not subject to whatever market fluc­tuations that residential, commercial or agricultural land might have undergone.

The valley's value can also be affected by the condition to split Wolffer's 1,575 acres-puffing up its worth as eight lots ( on each of which he could seek to build a residence). At the same time, in the city's interest, it sets a maxi­mum number of lots, safeguard­ing against the slim likelihood

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Waimea Valley has 78 documented archaeological sites. These Include sacred stones, fishing shrines, helau, agricultural terraces, rock shelters and burial caves. Because the Inland areas and steep valleys are so difficult to access, at least 80 percent of the valley, represented here by the crosshatched area, has not been Inspected for archaeological sites.

Longtime valley supporters be­lieve that if the price is right, a third party-like the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Bishop Estate, the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, the Nature Conser­vancy--could swoop in, make an offer in the public's interest and effectively save Waimea-a move that nobody seems willing to make until they know how much it will cost. Many in the commu­nity are looking to the state, which recently projected a $632 million budget surplus. State Rep. Brian Schatz, D-25th (Makiki, Tantalus), suggests that the state could tap into the Legacy Lands Fund or, as in the case of Sandy Beach, a direct appropriation

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from the General Fund could be made to assist with the purchase of the land. (Calls to the gover­nor's office for comment on this possibility were not returned.)

"It is certainly my hope that a white knight-the state, the fed­eral government-would offer to step in and buy the whole thing. The council would welcome that with open arms," says Djou.

The life of the land Support for the valley's preserva­tion runs deep and wide. Native Hawaiians, community groups and conservation groups under­score its immeasurable historic and cultural significance. ThosL familiar with the valley say that it holds a special mana, and the sto­ries they tell suggest it has touched their souls.

''Waimea is one of the last un­developed areas on this island. It was and is a very special place to many kanaka," says Butch Hele­mano, kahu of the Pu'uomahuka heiau situated on the valley's bluff. "Waimea was the seat of political power for many decades, and the seat of religious power for hun­dreds of years .... Developers need to stop and soul search before they destroy what little we have left."

Recently, archaeologist Joseph Kennedy completed an ORA­funded assessment of the valley for the Audubon Society, which Currently manages the valley on a month-to-month, 30-year lease. The Audubon Society has be.en commended for its proper stew­ardship of the valley since it took over in 2003. The map of the area that has been surveyed- '-mostly the front-implies how many more archaeological sites exist in the rest of the valley. Kennedy warns against letting go of a place that has yet to be surveyed. ''We should look at it as a whole before we are prepared to give it up," he says. "The ahupua'a split up loses its integrity."

"The thought that development might happen along the ridges­what will happen to the archaeo­logical sites along the walls of the valley? They want to build houses for a nice view, but at the cost of what? Something that is irreplace­able. If we lose that, we lose a very, very important source of his­tory and culture. Schoolchildren come and learn things here they can't learn in the classroom," says Aunty Ka'ula Chun, one of Waimea's most respected kupuna.

"I feel that all of the people of Hawai'i, who live here in Hawai'i, have the responsibility to take care of what we have now. Lend us their voices to help save the valley from being divided ... The state and OHA have an obligation to do what they can. They owe it to our kids. Not just this generation, but the generations to come."

The decision City Council makes Dec. 7 does not close the question of the valley's destiny. The best course of action is diffi­cult to determine. Throughout the process, the governing bodies would do well to remember the state motto: "Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono." The life of the land is perpetuated by righteous­ness. In the case ofWaimea Val­ley, perhaps the best strategy to split a log would apply: The first blow must go with the grain be­fore you strike against the grain. •

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When some of us think of tea, we think of a tiny bag with a string or a good caffeine

buzz, but in a presentation at the Academy .of Arts on Saturday, Dr. Gensh*tsu Sen, the former Urasenke Grai:id Tea Master, will demonstrate that tea can be more than a beverage or a ceremonious art-it can be a way of life. Urasenke is the largest tea tra­dition practiced in Japan and world­wide, and its roots date back to the 16th century, when tea master Rikyu Sen perfected the Way ofTea, which, according to Japanese organization U rasenke Konnichian, follows seven rules: Make a satisfying bowl of tea; lay the charcoal so that the water boils efficiently; provide a sense of warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer; arrange the flowers as though they were in the field; be ready ahead of time; be prepared in case it should rain; act with utmost consideration toward your guests. Sounds deceptively simple, but it . takes a master to perfect the ritual in such a way that it engenders harmo­ny, respect, purity and tranquility­the tradition's underlying principles.

"In all my years of studying tea, I have never seen a ceremony like this," Tandra Matsumoto of the Urasenke Hawai'i chapter says about Dr. Gen­sh*tsu Sen's tea preparation, which involves a tea caddy, a bamboo tea scoop, a bamboo ladle and other spe­cial utensils. Gensh*tsu Sen first came to Hawai'i in 1951 on a cultural mis­sion to "promote the tenets of univer­sal peace by means of the Way of Tea." His realization that peace could come through sharing a bowl of tea came when he returned from his combat duties at the end of World War II to find his father, who was the Grand Master at the time, serving tea to enemy American soldiers.

Tea-making and tea.-drinking have become quite the international prac­tice, spanning 73 cities in 31 coun­tries. Take the opportunity to share a bowl of tea with Dr. Gensh*tsu Sen, if only indirectly, and acquire a means toward attaining international brotherhood and understanding.

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Tea !ecture and demonstration at Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 South Beretania St., Sat 12/3, 1 OAM, .free.

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From day one, "of the soul, for the people" has been the poetic message of De La Soul, the Ami­cyville, N.Y. group that formed in high school and

systematically rose to the top of the hip-hop food chain. Their 1989 jump-off album 3 Feet High and Rising-­

hailed as the future of hip-hop-featured hit sll).gles "Me, Myself and I" and "Potholes In My Lawn" and es­tablished the Long Island trio as prominent members of the Zulu Nation along with A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep and Queen Latifah. (Incidentally, 3 Feet High and Rising was inspired by Johnny Cash's "Five Feet High and Rising," and Cash is sampled on the al­bum.) The group continued to stay on point through­out the next decade, churning out bonafide classics like De La Soul ls Dead(199I), Stakes ls High (1996) andArt Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump (2000)-which in­cluded Grammy-nominated "Oooh" featuring Redman and "All Good?" featuring Cha.ka Khan.

Though hip-hop has evolved by leaps and bounds to­wards a more materialistic mainstream during their De La's 17 years in the biz, Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo have always maintained a high sense of creativity and

originality with their music. Their alternative rap incor­porated pop, jazz, reggae and psychedelia into a core of funk and soul mixed with imaginative sampling. The re­sult was a softer edge than the gangsta rap that evolved from their contemporaries.

Disputes and issues of creative control eventually forced Long Island's finest to leave Tommy Boy Records for Sanctuary Urban Group, owned by Matthew Knowles (Beyonce's dad). Today the hip-hop trio holds executive roles at AOI records where they call the shots in development and promotions. -They also have enjoyed success on their self-owned SpitKicker tour, on which they've performed with Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli, DJ Hi-Tek), Common and Biz Markie, among others.

Down time is family time, but De La has always man­aged to keep its name in limelight with commercial proj- • ects for Apple Computers, EA Sports NCAA Football '06 and Nike (they have their own De La Dunk shoe). The 2004 release of the highly acclaimed The Grind Date marks their first album in three years; since then, they've made guest appearances on the new Gorillaz sin­gle "Feel Good Inc." and L.A Symphony's "Universal."

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After they broke up and Joe Walsh, Glen Frey and Don Henley went on to successful solo careers, the Eagles roared back in to the American main­stream with their Hell Freezes Over tour in the '90s. Poking fun at them­selves by titling their reunion as such, the boys in the band reaffumed that their music holds timeless appeal.

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decades remain one of top-drawing tours in the U.S.-there's no doubt they will pack the Blaisdell Arena for their four Honolulu appearances.

The Eagles can boast more memo­rable singles and anthernic American classics than perhaps any other group. Honolulu concercgoers can expect to hear all of those gems delivered .flaw­lessly by the veteran rockers. By now the old boys are as well honed as a band can be, and word has it that while the set lists are predictable, new variations and licks have breathed fresh

life into their prodigious catalog of sing-along songs.

They will likely change it up over the four nights at Blaisdell, but the parade of hits will show Honolulu fans why the Eagles continue to sell out shows despite prohibitive ticket prices. Dust off the Angel Flights, strap on the Christ cruisers and groove to the tunes that made the Ea­gles an American legend.

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Beauty is in the eye of the be­holder, or maybe in his lens. To be great, photography must

go beyond simple imagery and, through the photographer's skill, tell a story that_ transcends from visual into the realm of imagination. Nicholas Hlobeczy is such a master.

Hlobeczy has been active since the 1950s, a friend and student of Minor White and Ansel Adams. Most of his career was spent in photography de­partments of museums and universi­ties, but the thoughtful, prolific shut­terbug has published photos in just about every major photo publication. In his newly released book, A Presence Behind the Lens: Photography and Re­flections by Nicholas Hlobeczy, he writes: "All humans when searching in wonder and awe can find wisdom -that possibility lies in all the arts­

but without self-knowledge all is hol­low and empty." On Wednesday, Hlobeczy presents a talk at Krauss Hall entitled "Presence Behind the Lens." On ·Thursday, he hosts a workshop that will address how color · and tonality can be used in an expres­sive manner, examining the relation­ship between color/tonality and feel­ings and deconstrucring the emotion­al content of a work.

"What's amazing about Nick is that he brings this incredible modernist tra­dition, but he has also made the tran­

sition to digital technology," says David Ulrich who runs Pacific New Media's digital imaging program. "He has an amazing ability to teach creativ­ity in a way that extends beyond pho­tography." -Stephen Fox

A Presence Behind the Lens: Photog­raphy and Reflections lecture and book-signing, UH Manoa, Krauss Hall Room 012, Wed 11130, 7PM, .free, www. outreach. hawaii. edu; workshop, Thu 12/1, 9AM-4PM, UH Manoa, Multimedia Lab, Sakamaki C104, $100, cal/956-8400 to register.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 THE BLOCK {hip-hop)@ Detox w/ DJs Packo, 45 Revolver, Lightsleepers CLASSY @ Kai w/ Jaytee, Kause, guests DIVA LA GLAM {house) {trance) {breaks) @ Hula's w/ DJs Maxxx & G. DURTIE RICE @ Mercury Bar THE HNL@Next Door w/ DJs Eskae &Jahson LIVE IN THE MIX @The O Lounge

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JAZZ/BLUES Noly Pa'a w/Sherry Shaoling Chock & Friends, 0 Lounge (7:30pm) 944-8436 Stuart Cunningham, The Bistro (10pm) 943-6500 Bruce Hamada & Jim Howard, Lewers Lou11ge (8:30pm) 923-2311 Newjass Quartet, Jazz Mi11ds Arts & Cafe (8:30pm) 945-0800 TeMyson Stephens, The Bistro (6pm) 943,-6500 Zaza, Formaggio (7:30pm) 739-7719

LATIN Son Caribe, Pa11ama Hattie's (9pm) 485-8226

ROCK/POP 2 Point 5, Chart House (7:30pm) 941-6660 Chaos, Esprit Nightclub (8:30pm) 922-4422 Guy Cruz, Gordon Biersch (5:30pm) 599-4877 Oopso Facto, Tiare's Sports Bar & Grill (10pm) 230-8911

w/ Mr. Goodvybe & Kutrnaster Spaz THE LIVING ROOM @ Fisherman's Wharf w/ DJs Archangel, Miklos, Dawn PADDLER'S NIGHT@ Ocean Club PIRANHA BROTHERS@ Bobby G's followed by DJ D-Box THE QUENCH {alternative)@ Venus RIOT@ Hula's w/ DJs Michael Fong & Maxxx SALSA 7 (Latin) @ Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Cantina at Marc Suites Waikiki w/DJJose SICK DOG @ Lulu's Waikiki Surf Club w/DJ Axle THUNDER THURSDAYS@the Wave Waikiki TATIOO THURSDAYS@Cellar Nightclub THIRSTY THURSDAYS {hip-hop) {house) {trance) @ Zanzabar

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 ARTIST GROOVE NETWORK@ Maharaja Ultra Lounge w/ DJs Ryan Sean & Sonic CHEMISTRY LOUNGE {hip-hop) {neosoul) @ Sheraton Waikikr w/ DJs 45 & i.n.c DFX@ Dave & Buster's w/ rotating DJs DRUNKEN MONKEY@ Blue Tropix w/ DJs Edit, K-Smooth, JEDI FOREPLAY FRIDAZE@ Pipeline w/ DJs Wu Chang & Mike D FREAKS COME OUT FRIDAYS @ Cellar Nightclub FUGU @ Zanzabar THE GENDER BENDERS@ Fusion Waikiki GET FRESH! @ Indigo w/ James Curd {see box) THE GROOVE @ Zen {the old Reign) HIATUS@ Don Ho's w/ Galmiche LIQUID VELVET ('80s)@ Pink Cadillac w/ DJ Dallas DeBauch THE NEXT LEVEi {hip-hop) @ The Living Room at Fisherman's Wharf w/ DJs Rise-up, Jahson the 45 Revolver, Packo and MC, Ion Myke PACIFIC STANDARD @ Next Door PAU HANA FRIDAY@Ocean Club PIRANHA BROTHERS @ Bobby G's followed by DJ D-Box PURO PARTY LATINA@ Panama Hatties RESIDENT ADVISOR (house) {breaks) {funk) {disco) {hip-hop)@ Detox w/ Funkshun, ill is, Padawan, AbeOne SALSA 7 {Latin) @ Margaritas Mexican Restauran.t and Cantina at Marc Suites Waikiki w/ DJ Jose

WORLD/REGGAE Mihana, Due's Bistro (7pm) 531-6325 Kanoe Gibson & Ben Mejia, Ihilani Resort & Spa (5:30pm) 679-0079 Henry Kapono, Kapono's (6pm) 536-2161 Tiki Malua, O'Toole's Pub (5pm) 536-4138 lnoa'ole, Kapono's (9:30pm) 536-2161

Groundation, Boardrider's (9pm) 261-4600 Maka & the I Sight Band, Boardrider's (9pm) 261-4600

Round & Round, Hale Noa (9pm) 735-4292 Sam Kapu Ill, Sheraton Princess Ka'iulani (9:30pm) 922-5811

Kimo Opiana, Mai Tai Bar, Ala Moana (4pm) 947-2900

Hot Rain, Mai Tai Bar, Ala Moa11a (9:30pm) 947-2900

Aloha Serenaders, House Without a Ke)• (5pm) 923-2311

Doolin' Rakes, Kelley O'Neil's (9pm) 926-1777 Alika Souza, Don Ho's Island Grill (5pm) 528-0807 Mike Piranha & Andrew D, O'Toole's Pub (9pm)

536-4138 1/Thursday COMEDY

Haumea Warrington, Duke's Waikiki (10pm) 922-2268 Soul Bucket, Moana Terrace (6:30pm) 922-6611

Stardust w/Rocky Brown, Ha11oha110 Room (5:30pm) 922-4422 Midnight Talkers, Bobby G's Spot {9pm) 926-7066

Open Mic Comedy Competition, Sharke)•'s Com­edy Club® Panama Hatties (7:30pm) 531-HAHA

JAZZ/BLUES Northside Art, O'Toole's Pub (5pm) 536-4138 Bluzilla, OToole's Pub (9pm) 536-4138

COUNTRY/FOLK Wasabi, Chez Monique (8pm) 488-2439 Swampa ZZ, Banzai Sushi, Hale'iwa (8:30pm) 637-5448

Dang Hillbillies, Tiare's Sports Bar & Grill (lOp01) 230-8911

Stuart Cunningham, The Bistro (lOp,m) 943-6500 DeShannon Higa & grOOve.imProV.arTiSts, Jazz Minds Arts & Cafe (9pm) 945-0800 Timothy Kallen, Lewers Lounge (8:30pm) 923-2311 SHOWROOM

Magic of Polynesia starring John Hirokawa, Waikiki Beachcomber (6 & 8pm) 922-4646 Society of Seven, Outrigger Waikiki (6:30 & 8:30pm) 923-7469

VARIOUS Karaoke w/Billy the King, Camaval Las Pa/mas at Restaurant Row (7pm) 533-0129 Open Mic (poets, musicians, etc.), Ono Pono, UH-Mii11oa (8:30pm) 343-2214 Salivacious, Hale Noa (9pm) 735-4292

HAWAIIAN 3 Scoops of Aloha, Sheraton Waikiki (6pm) 922-4422 Aunty Genoa Keawe's Hawaiians, Moana Ter­race (6pm) 922-6611 Christian & Sani, Hula Grill (7pm) 923-HULA Jonah Cummings, Duke's Waikiki (4pm) 922-2268 Sam Kapu Trio, Mai Tai Bar, Royal Hawaiian (4:15pm) 923-7311 Hawaii Loa, Sheraton Moana (5:30pm) 922-3111 Mark Yim Duo, Mai Tai Bar, Royal Hawaiian (7:30pm) 923-7311

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DJ vagin* and DJ (David Byrnes Money will be spin- did the art for ning electro, '80s and ~ • ~ ...__) their latest hip-hop dance music, .___,.,...:~;;..... _ _. ___ '---.._=--J album cover). while local bands Temporary Lovers, Proceeds from the show will help Le Tenia and The Malcognitas bring bring Of Montreal to Hawai'i in Janu-you live rock, indie and dark wave ary to start off their 2006 tour. Look vibes. Of course, listen for samples of out for another benefit show Jan. 6 Of Montreal songs in the mix too. that will leave you craving more pop

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SPICE LOUNGE@ E&O Trading Company WONDERLOUNGE {house) {hip-hop) @W Hotel w/ DJs Nalu & Byron the Fur

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 CHINATOWN SESSIONS@ Next Door DFX @ Dave & Buster's w/ rotating DJs DJ JONATHAN DOE@ Breakers ELECTRO-L YFE @ Indigo w/ DJs Vince, Gonzalez, Toki FENG SHUI ULTRALOUNGE@ Hyatt Regency HOUSE OF ISIS @ Zanzabar LUCKY TIGER @ thirtyninehotel MASTER MIND ENTERTAINMENT{hip-hop) (R&B) {reggae)@ Panama Hatties NJOY (hip-hop)@ Chai's Island Bistro w/ DJs Delve & XL

REMEDY@ W Hotel SALSA 7 {Latin) @ Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Cantina at Marc Suites Waikiki w/DJJose SALSA SATURDAY@ Bobby G's SPEAKEASY {house) @ The Living Room at Fisherman's Wharf w/ DJs Ramyt, Miklos, Fez, Badmouth, Akio, guests.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 CASA {deep house) @ Bliss Nightclub CLUB DMLLE @ the Living Room at Fisher­man's Wharf w/ DJs GDog. Delve, Zack DJ KRONKITE@ Bobby G's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (hip-hop) {neosoul)@ Brew Moon

Uve at the Marketplace, E & 0 Trading Com­pany (8:30pm) 591-9355 Jeff Peterson, Michel's (6:30pm) 923-6552 Pi'i Miguel, Roy's (6:30pm) 396-7697 Sonny Silva & Lou Benanto, Brew Moon (6:30pm) 593-0088 TeMyson Stephens, The Bistro (6pm) 943-6500 Betty loo Taylor Trio, Kahala Mandarin Oriental (7:30pm) 739-8780 Ginny Tiu, Sherato11 Moana (8:30pm) 922-3111 Zaza, Fonnaggio (7:30pm) 739-7719

Nino, Gonzales, Selector DC, Redblooded LIBRA LOVE FEST@ Next Door SALSA 7 {Latin) @ Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Cantina at Marc Suites Waikiki w/ DJ Jose SEX-E SUNDAY@ Venus SIZZLING SUNDAYS {dance contest) @ Zanzabar w/ DJs Mike D, Rude Dogg & LX SUNSET (hip-hop) (R&B) {reggae) @ Bikini Cantina w/ DJ Billy G SUNSPLASH SUNDAYS@ Boardriders w/ Irie Love

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 BROKE DIK MONDAY'S@ Red Lion FUNDAMENTAL MONDAZE @ Bedroq w/ DJ Static HIP-HOP MONDAYS @Cellar Nightclub INDUSTRY NIGHT@ Kapono's w/Derwin LOOT LEEZEE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS {hip-hop) {R&B) @The Wave Waikiki w/ DJs Sub-Zero,Jrama,Jimmy Taco, Byron the Fur MELLOW MON DAZE@ Pipeline MY EVOLUTION PARTY@ Bobby G's w/ Tru Rebels and DJ Blake OPEN MIC @ Anna Bannana's R&B SUITE @ Kai w/ DJs Epic One & Slant SALSA 7 {Latin) @ Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Cantina at Marc Suites Waikiki w/DJJose

TUES-DAY, DECEMBER 6 1/2 PRICE TUESDAYS (Latin)@ Carnaval Las Palmas at Reastaurant Row w/ DJ PaPi Alberto BOMB-ASS-TIC@Pipeline w/ DJs Sandman & MixMasterB COUNTRY BLAST@ Panama Hatties w/ DJ Charlie Garrett EVERYBODY'S LADIES NIGHT@ Ocean Club HABITAT {house & breaks)@ Bobby G's HOT LATIN TUESDAYS@ Zanzabar w/ DJs Alberto, Rod, Frankie & Da Lion of Judah OUTLAW NIGHT@ Cellar Nightclub w/ Seraps THE OUTLET@ Bliss w/ DJ Jahson-The 45 Revolver, hosted by Ion Myke puss*CAT LOUNGE@ Wave Waikiki SALSA 7 {Latin) @ Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Cantina at Marc Suites Waikiki w/ DJ Jose Promoters, get your event listed in PAPERDOLL REVUE@ Fusion Waikiki

PIRANHA BROTHERS@ Bobby Gs followed by DJ D-Box

DOORMAN PRODUCTIONS AND STONE FADED FIVE {neo hip-hop) {neo soul)@The Living Room at Fisherman's Wharf w/ DJs Delve, Zack, Technique.Jay Tee, Goodvybe GROUND CONTROL@ Mercury Bar w/ El

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Balloons and schooners for all

Two blocks away from Pinky's Pupu Bar and Grill on a private resi­dential street fronting the beach stands a stop sign that was once tagged with a strategically stenciled "Bush" underneath the traffic command. Another vandal has since altered that scribbling, cover­ing up the final letter. It now begs the question: Who, exactly, is in­terested in stopping ''Bus?" It's a good metaphor for the entire Kailua area, with its constant influx of military personnel rubbing shoulders with residents, tourists and families. The difficulty, then, is to find a place where all are welcome-which is precisely what Pinky's strives •••••••••••• , , • , , • , , , , • , , ••• , to achieve. Large 18-ounce

Pinky's Pupu Bar and Grill 970 Kalaheo Ave, Kailua 254-6255

Getting in: Restaurant open to all. Bring ID for the drinks. Sightings: Families, moon-eyed couples, football fans. Dress Code: Casual beach. Shorts, slippahs, mu 'urnu 'u and aloha shirts. Soundtrack: Nondescript ambi­ent noise of light rock tunes. Signature Drink: Pinky's Mar­garita, $5.95

schooner glasses await the happy hour crowd who stay long after the drink specials end to indulge in some eats or_watch the big-screen plasma television while families gather around the tables with their children to celebrate birthdays.

Pinky's wasn't immediately em­braced with open arms. Despite in­sistence that the establishment was intended as a family-themed restaurant, the name, which pays homage to the long-standing Pinky's Broiler that closed in the '80s, raised suspicion. Some resi­dents protested the application for a liquor license, fearing a return to the rowdy 2AM sots who once tore

through the peaceful neighborhood. Owner Gene Gunn assuaged the community's fears by agreeing to a closing time of 10PM.

Some may cry foul at a Night Shift column featuring a place that closes just when the night is getting interesting, but Pinky's works as a precursor or an epilogue to other things, whether that involves head­ing out for the nightlife or an end to a day on the windward beaches. For the most part, Pinky's works as a no-frills gathering place with over­sized drinks. If you're looking for a place to cruise for hookups, this is­n't it. The entire joint has a wholesome feel to it, right down to the signed picture of Bob Denver near the restroom wall. Tuesday nights are popular with families, featuring the artistic wizardry of balloon shapers Jimmie and Chris Whitworth, who manage to make every pa­tron shriek with delight regardless of age and level of sobriety.

If getting liquored up is what you intend to do, they're happy to oblige. Featuring great happy hour prices including an 18-ounce Hefeweizen for $3 and a variety of mixed drinks ranging from $3.50 to $5.95, Pinky's accommodates everyone from the sun-kissed beach­goer winding down to the professional club-hopper warming up for the night ahead.-Dean Carrico

TUESDAY I DECEMBER 6

THE WRATH OF JAZZ a night of wine and jazz

Deshannon Higa & Groove lmprov Artist Farewell Show

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SHOWROOM Don Ho Show, Waikiki Beachcomber Showroom (8pm) 923-3981 Magic of Polynesia starring John Hirokawa, Waikiki Beachcomber (6 & 8pm) 922-4646 Society of Seven, Outrigger Waikiki (6:30 & 8:30pm) 923-7469

WORLD/REGGAE Groundation, Ooklah the Moc, Irie Souls, Pipeline C,afe (8pm) 589-1999 Reggae Nights, Fox and Hound (10pm) 947-3776

2/Friday HAWAIIAN Haumea & Weymouth, Hula Grill (7pm) 923-HULA Guy Imoto, Don Ho's Island Grill (5pm) 528-0807 Hem Ohta Jr. and David Kamakahi, Tropics Bar, Hilton Hawaiia11 Village (3:30pm) 949-4321 Junior Kekauewa Jr., Dave & Buster's (5:30pm) 589-2215 Kalaeloa, Compadres (9pm) 591-8307 Zanuck Undsey Trio, Mai Tai Bar, Royal Hawai­ia11 (7:30pm) 923-7311 Po'okela, House Without a Key (5pm) 923-2311 Pau Hana Duo, Sherato11 Waikiki (6pm) 922-4422 Kale Pawai, Kuhio Beach H11la Stage (6pm) 843-8002 Pu'uhonua Trio, Sherato11 Moana (5:30pm) 922-3111 Sam Kapu 111, Sheraton Princess Ka'iulani (6:15pm) 922-5811 Sean Na'auao Duo, Mai Tai Bar, Royal Hawai­ian (4:15pm) 923-7311 Tino & Anela, Hilto11 Hawaiian Village (8pm) 949-4321 Haumea Warrington, Duke's Waikiki (10pm) 922-2268

JAZZ/BLUES The Antidote, Formaggio (9pm) 739-7719 B2 (Benny Chong & Byron Yasui), Pacific Beach Hotel (7pm) 923-4511 Bobby Cortezancl, Hank's C,afe (6pm) 526-1410 Honolulu Jazz Quartet, Hanohano Room (9pm) 922-4422 Ti11othy Kallen, Lewers Lounge (8:30pm) 923-2311 Jeff Peterson, Michel's (6:30pm) 923-6552 Black Sancl, Chuck's Cellar (6pm) 923-4488 J.P. Smoketraln & Dominic Leonard, Planet Hol­lywood (6:30pm) 924-7877 Temy1011 Stephens, The Bistro (10pm) 943-6500 Betty Loo Taylor Trio, Kahala Ma11darin Oriental (7:30pm) 739-8780 Ginny Tiu, Sheraton Moana (8:30pm) 922-3111 WIiiiam Woods, The Bistro (6pm) 943-6500

LATIN Bamboleo (Salsa night & dancing), Spada Bar & Restaurant (9pm) 538-3332 Puro Party Latina @ LI Zona, Pa11ama Hattie's (9p\Jl) 485-8226

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ROCK/POP Analog, Kemo'o Farms, P11b (9pm) 621-1835 Jeff Berg, Cha Cha Cha Salsana (6pm) 395-7797

Tito Berinobis, Chart House (6pm) 941-6660 Brendan, Kelley O'Neil's (1:30am) 926-1777 Cecilio & Kompany, Gordon. Biersch (9pm) 599-4877 Guy Cruz, Gordo11 Biersch (5:30pm) 599-4877 Dean & Dean, Chart House (9pm) 941-6660 DOGeetDAWG, Sa11d Isla11d R&B (9:30pm) 847-5001 Eight.Q.Eight, Esprit Nightc/11b (9:30pm) 922-4422 Rockstar Fridays, Hard Rock C,afe (8pm) 955-7383 Go Jimmy Go, Kemo'o Farms, Lii11ai (9pm) 621-1835 Henry Kapono, Kapo11o's (6p{ll} 536-2161 Tiki Malua, O'Toole's P11b (5pm) 53.6-4138 Cory Oliveros, Ki11caid's (8:30pm) 59{-2005 King Pins, Ige's Restaura11t (8pm) 486-3500 Piranha Brothers, Bobby G's Spot (9pm) 926-7066 Primal Tribe, Tropics, Kailua (9pm) 262-3343 Rubber Soul, Hyatt Rege11cy Waikiki (7pm) 923-1234 Second Hand Sin, Wave Waikiki (9pm) 941-0424, ext. 12 Tracy Smith & Company, Spada Bar & Restau­ra11t (4:30pm) 538-3332 Soul Bucket, Moana Terrace (6:30pm) 922-6611 Stardust w / Jennifer Hera, Ha11oha110 Room (5:30pm) 922-4422 Natural T, Arnold's Beach Bar (8pm) 924-6887 Temporary Lovers, Shoko Kono, Le Tenia, The Malcognitas, Detox (9pm) 526-0200 Shirley Walker Band, Coco11ut Willy's (8pm) 923-9454

SHOWROOM Magic of Polynesia starring John Hirokawa, Waikiki Beachcomber (6 & 8pm) 922-4646 Society of Seven, 011trigger Waikiki (6:30 & 8:30pm) 923-7469

VARIOUS Kamau, Hale Noa (9pm) 735-4292 Royal Hawaiian Band, Jola11i Palace (12pm) 523-4674

WORLD/REGGAE Clandestlno, A11na Bannana's (9pm) 946-5190 Katch a Vibe, Tiare's Sports Bar & Grill (11pm) 230-8911 Greg MacDonald, Aloha Tower (11am) 528-5700 Ooklah the Moc, Dubsensemanla (Japan), Bliss Nightclub (9:30pm) 295-6663

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These Flaming Idiots excel at the absurd

Fast, funny, fluffy farce

realistic use of props or action. The­ater often tries to seduce you into the belief that something real is happen­ing on stage. Farce doesn't much care if there's beer in the glass when you drink it-unless, of course, you need to spritz it later for a laugh. Listen for the slams. A classic French farce employs sexcapades to chase the characters from room to room. Not much sex in Flaming Id­iots, but there's no lack of swing­ing ... of doors. (During intermis­sion, someone had to nail a jamb back down tight. They slam 'em hard at MVT.)

STEVE WAGENSELLER

T he new show at Manoa Valley The­atre, Flaming Idiots, is a complete and utter farce with no

redeeming social value-which is, of course, why you ought to go see it. It's a modem parody, yet play­wright Tom Rooney has crammed into it all of the classical elements: silly puns, sexual double-entendre, physical humor, absurd plot ele­ments. a tightening skein of compli­cations and action-the only goal of which is to make people laugh, and laugh hard.

Farce is comedy with no self-re­spect, and a good one is wet-your­pants funny, if done well. Director Scott Rogers and his crew have done it well enough, to be sure. The plot involves two former postal em­ployees who hope to make it big in the restaurant biz although they know damn-all about it. To say

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That, and the venerable "bits" that have survived from Plautus down to The Three Stooges. For instance, look for running gags. These are jokes or stage business, which show up again and again, usually with some change rung on each new ap­pearance. Look for instances of non-

The cast does excellent work. Car­rying the show are Daryl Emanuel and Jason Dusewicz as Phil and Carl, the two hapless restaurant hopefuls. As the garrulous and ob­tuse policeman Task, David Starr is spot on, with Buck Ashford stealing scenes as Louie, the septuagenarian hit man. Rounding out the other roles are Tomas Felix-Neal, Nicholas B. Gianforti, Brenda Lee Hillebrenner, Ariane Fuchs. and a John Doe who bears a remarkable resemblance to theater manager Dwight Martin-but isn't. •

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Pacific impressionist INTERVIEW BY MICHELLE TAKIGUCHI

Since receiving her master's degree in anthropology from the University of Hawai'i in 1992, tattooist and anthro~ pologist Tricia Allen has been documenting tattooing in Polynesia, traveling to Samoa, Aotearoa (New Zealand), New Caledonia, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Rapanui (Easter Island), the Cook Islands and the Tuamotu archipelago. In preparation for fieldwork, she learned to tattoo from "the godfather of modem tattoo" Don Ed Hardy. Allen has since tattooed more than 6,000 individuals. On Dec. I she offers an illustrated overview of the tattoo revival in Tahiti at Leeward Community College.

What got you interested in the Polynesian tattoo as an art fonn in the first place? My background was Pacific and African art, or what they used to call "Primitive Art." I moved here in the '80s to do a graduate degree in Pacific art and found that UH didn't offer that. So I wound up in the anthro­pology department in archaeology. Tattooing was the closest topic I could find for a master's thesis that was art-related and qualified as archaeology. That started me researching Polynesian tattoos specifically.

Are the reasons for tattooing in Polynesia and the methods now much different from eartier practices? Yes. Tattooing has really become a commodity. The tattooists today have a greater access to professional equipment, so they're doing better, cleaner work. But in many cases, the designs have become simply designs and nothing more. The motivations and meanings be­hind the tattoos are significantly different if we look at the last 20 years, compared to 200 years ago. Culture is a living thing, and I think what we're seeing today is just a product of evolution.

How di~ you get into the actual practice of tattooing?

Ed Hardy taught me to tattoo in order to take 1t back to the people of Rapanui. There were no tattooists there. But there were individuals who had serious interests. I sent them a copy of everything in our libraries [in Hon­olulu] that was related to Easter Island-they had copies, however islanders were not allowed access to the libraries. One day I was having lunch with Ed and he said, "Wouldn't it be great to give them tattoos in­stead of Xeroxes?"

What else are you doing? I'm completing the second in a series of four books on Polynesian tattoo for Mutual Publishing. The informa­tion on the ancient art is so sparse and difficult to locate that I think it's important to make it more accessible. So much of what was recorded about the ancient art is locked away in museums and libraries and rare book collections. I'm also apprenticing four young Hawaiian men. There are so few Hawaiians practicing tattoo that putting the art back in their hands has become one of my primary goals. · •

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The art of submission CATHARINE LO

No bolds barred (save for eye-goug­ing and biting), no weight divisions and no time limits.

That's how mixed martial arts (MMA) tournaments first began in 1993-taking their cue from Holly­wood's Mad Max and the Master Blaster in the Thunderdome and validating the "ultimate" in Ultimate Fighting Chatnpionships. Pitted against the world's toughest fighters without a bell to save him, Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Royce (pronounced "Hoyce"-the "r" is pronounced as an "h" in Portuguese) Gracie domi­nated the early UFC scene, submit­ting opponents who were 60, even 80 pounds heavier. He made it clear that when it comes to no-rules, gloves-off, hand-to-hand combat, the most effective weapon is Brazil­ian jiu-jitsu. As a result, every MMA fighter includes some variety of jiu-jitsu training in his regimen.

Locally, the popularity or Brazil­ian jiu-jitsu has surged in tandem with that ofUFC and Hawai'i's own Super Brawl (now Icon Sport), turn­ing out Hawai'i champions like Baret Yoshida of Mililani and BJ Penn of Hilo. (In 1995, UFC, basi­cally the brand name for MMA, considerably toned down the vale tudo-the anything goes rules-in response to political disapproval and the desrre to market the fights to a broader audience on pay television.) Fifteen years ago, there was only one dojo that taught Brazilian jiu-jit­su in Hawai 'i: today there are more than 30.

Two weeks ago, more than 250 competitors (including 33 kids) rep­resentmg 23 academies from O'ahu, Kaua'i, Mam and the Big Island paiticipateJ in the 2005 Aloha Slate Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu hosted by Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jit­su/University of Hawai 'i (BFJJ/UH) Academy at St. Louis High School.

Cloaked rn blue and white gi. paJrs of competitors rolled on the macs, limbs emangled, completely engaged m strategy-mountmg and lock.mg. passing che guard, applying choke~. the wmner ultimately gain­ing a submission. Bur it was not like a ~cene out of Fight Club. On the contrary, Jiu-jitsu means ''the gentle ' rt · md the mama! an differs from most others m that there 1s no ·tnk­ing .nv0h ed-no blows. no punch­es. Instead. •iu-j itsu is all about the ground !!ame and maneuverine your opponent mto subnussion.

·You find a technical way. learn effective positions to ~ubmlt your opponent without beating him up. Eventuallv he gives up,· explains Relson Gracie. who brought Brazil­ian jiu-jitsu to Hawai'i in 1988. Rel­son. who was the undefeated Brazil­ian national champion for 22 years,

, is Royce· s older brother; their fa­ther, Helio Gracie and their uncle, Carlos Gracie. established the Gra­cie legacy and developed the art of Brazilian jiu-Jitsu, adapting it from the style they were caught by Japan­ese Jiu-jitsu champion \1itsuyo Ylaeda. who arrived in Brazil and was befriended by their grandfather Gastao Gracie in 1914.

"My dad is very humble. He is a · very skinny. small person. so he has 'he perception or' the small beating ,he !!Jam.· Relson ,ays. The wm, Helio (the !-+0-pound "sqmrrel" as 1e was nicknamed) evolved the art allows a smaller individual to de­fend against a larger. stronger as­sailan_t-an instrumental skill in the rough-and-tumble streets of Rio de Janeiro where it began.

"For the Gracies. it's about honor. For most of us working people in the US, it's more of a spon. If you want to learn how to defend yourself or get into physical condition. it's

great for that. If you want to fight professionally, it's an essential part of MMA," says James Tanaka, an instructor at Brazilian Freestyle Jiu­jitsu. ''We all understand how phys­ically demanding the sport can be for those who want to take it to the competitive level, and there's a mu­tual respect for that."

As the sport grows, different schools continue to advance the technjques and different tournament styles are emerging. According to Romo lo Barros, the founder of the BFJJ/UH Academy, grappling tour­naments in which competitors win by submission rather than by points are gaining popularity. One such event is the Bodo Challenge in L.A .. created by another Gracie brother­Rickson-whose record holds him undefeated in more than 400 fights.

'·It's a great thing for someone with the status that Rickson has to change and better the sporl." says Barros. who considers Rickson a brother as much as a sensei. "He grew up in the right family and de­veloped the model for what a mar­tial artist should be-the way he cames himself. his philosophy of life-he believes that God gave him these gifts to better other peoples· lives ...

"Leaming jiu-jitsu improves your overall life in every way- to be a better husband. a better father. a bet­rer human bemg. You will become more secure with ' ·ourself. You will learn how to defend yourself. but in the proce~~ of gettlng there. you will learn a lot more than just how to be a better fighter.'' Barros continues. "The essence of Gracie jiu-jitsu is leverage-using the least amount of force for the maximum results. Whatever position you fall into, you just have to find the levera!!e there. and you 'll be fine. I pass it on to my guys as [Rickson] passed it down to me. I tell them that jiu-jitsu is a beautiful art." • .

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"Baby Dinosaurs: A Prehistoric Playground" is designed especially for the education and enjoyment of children. Using the charm of young dinosaurs in scenarios featuring robotic dinosaurs progressing from eggs to infants, the. exhibit presents the message that play and parental responsibility are vital for a child's development. Extremely interactive, "Baby Dinos" lets kids build-a-dino out of plush blocks. create dinosaur tracks, make a special T-rex hat souvenir, dig for fossils or even control a robotic dinosaur cutaway. Don't miss it! Sponsored in part by Horizon Lines and Bank of Hawaii.

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This stunning exhibit features rich portraits of flora and fauna, as well as landscapes and seascapes expressing the biological exuberance of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. "Archipelago" provides an artistic and scientific look at the concerns for the richness and value of this older. remote and lesser-known portion of the Hawaiian Islands. Sponsored in part by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts in Waikiki.

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Mood ind~(h. , . Trme to replace your swee~ black bachelor torchere? Get thee to Hotel Street. Household boutique INTO is an aptly named portal into the mood dimension, with lamps that transcend tacky faux-gilt and bourgeois banality. Choose a mottled green glass base to recreate Greenwich Village boho warmth, or modish bright orange ceramic to match your grandma's jardiniere, or burgundy leather for your brainy sister's library. La piece de resistance: A showstopper 7-foot behemoth with solid wood base. And don't miss the store's fab mir­rors-we want the one lifted from Renaissance painter Van Eyck's Arnolfini Marriage masterpiece. Lamps from $250, mirrors $25-$300, INTO, 40 N. Hotel St (536-2211)

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Miafui nice It's a pity that the wild Birdcage set didn't include a painted Balinese birdcage, but you can choose your very own at Baik Designs. The Indonesian furnishings store offers them in two sizes-top and over-the-top--for that person with everything but a cage fanciful enough to house their soft­beaked lovebird (more vicious beak varieties should apply elsewhere). They'd make an inspired carousel-like addition to a child's room, or a life preserver for the friend who's slipped too far into the clutches of ... gasp ... Pottery Barn. Balinese birdcages $85-$185, Baik Designi, 560 N Nimitz Hwy Suite 105 (524-2290)

~t?i~~ 2!!!1 ~ting than Scandinavians, whose scant sun­light gave them the word hygge­meaning loosely to create a warm, con­vivial mood. Details Gallery features Danish-designed IQ lamps, made from heat-resistant Interlocking Quadrilaterals, translucent plastic strips that lock into vari­ous shapes. Cool orbs for cool nights, they're just the thing for your engineer brother's pad. Rug seekers should also check out the store's variety of plush wool Hanalei Bay rugs, handknotted in Nepal using Hawaiian designs. Our pick: A subtle, mesmerizing tone-on-tone wave pattern. IQ lamp $125, 5x7 wool wqve rug $1,099, Details Gallery, 1142 Bethel St (546-8000)

lp, 6-7:30p & First Fridays 536-7036 www.cathedralol· ourladyotpeace.com Original contemporary artwork & historical photographs & artifacts. Gallery-validated free parking at Century Squa,a.

1001 Bishop St. Mon-Fri 11 a-BP 524·0004 Changing exhibitions of multi-media art from around the world.

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1160 Nuuanu Ave. By Appt, First Fridays 381 ·3445 Vani~ Gallery: mixed media works by Roy Venters & selected artists. 1160-A Nuuanu Ave. Open First Friday onlY Exhibitions curated by Roy Venters

39 Hotel Sl Tue-Sat 12-&11 599-2552 www.lhlrtvnlneholel.com A community art space featuring modern and alternative exhibits, fashion, a wireless cafe, live music, DJ's and special events.

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Pacific Home maintains its luscious Northern Californian flair with tasty textiles in chocolate, aqua, tangerine and other delicious colors that say Asiatic, ocean and stylish all in the same breath. Quality cloth accessories- lush towels, serious thread-count sheets, Marimekko-ish pillows, natural-fiber rugs-fill a niche that no one else quite captures. If your honey's hankering for buttery linens, you'll find something_4e::re to quell their quest- and yes, Virginia, it's all calorie free. Textiles $8-$250, Pacific Home, 1115 Young St (596-9338)

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?r out beyon~ the reef, but if you know someone who prefers an mdoor, orgaruzed and full-service workout facility, one of these six spots-from the pricey and high tech to the simple and cheap-should do the trick.

Curves for "Wbnien The circuit-based workout is designed to provide aerobic exercise and strength training in each 30-minute visit. A looping audio track offers encouragement and a "switch" prompt every 30 seconds. The program is designed to be a no-brainer. Just remember which station you started at, go around the room a few times, and you're done. No free weights here: the Curves system is based on hydraulic re­sistance, which many say greatly reduces the risk of injury during a short workout. Curves is famous for its drawn shades or dark windows--<lesigned exclusively for women, these clubs offer privacy. $40.62/month, $516/year, Miinoa Mar­ketplace, 2752 Woodlawn Dr; and at 20 other locations {and counting) on O'ahu. Call {800) 748-4177 to find one near you.

Gold's Gyni ·· These days, some gyms have so many classes, workshops and in-house nutritionists that it's hard to tell if you're there for a workout or to audition for a Kaiser Permanente ad. Not Gold's. Gold's is for lifting, a place to make big body. There are some classes-such as yoga and pilates-but the emphasis is on working with free-weights and strength-training equipment. One benefit of the one-track focus is that dues are low-at press time, Gold's was running a special one-time enrollment fee of $299 with no monthly fees for a year. The personal train­ers are knowledgeable (and huge) but there's a kind of no­frills philosophy that permeates everything about Gold's­the trainers don't tend to offer up a lot of theory, if you know what we mean. They're here to purnp ... you know. Standard membership, $48.95/month + a one-time $102 enrollment fee, 768 South St between Queen and Kawai­hao Sts. {533-7111)

liawaii Athletic Club With a convenient loqtion and an in-house local fitness legend-Mitsuo Kawashima of Mits' Basic Foods has a storefront here-Hawaii Athletic Club stands out. Though not one of Honolulu's high-profile gyms, this dub has endeared itself to members through good service and attention to detail. Men and women alike find them­selves at home here, and equal attention is paid to an aer­obics studier, a spinning room and a solid roster of weightlifting equipment. Bonus: The facilities are near­immaculate, with employees cleaning and straightening throughout the day. Super Extra Bonus: Members says that when parking starts to fill, owner Ray Sagurn often sends employees out to direct members to hard-to-find secret spots .

. Here there's a broad mix of folks, from bodybuilding giants to downtown working stiffs. You might even catch a glimpse of Ah-nold himself ... he and Mits go way back. Standard membership, $SO/month, 432 Keawe St, Hon­olulu, near Restaurant Row. (537-1131)

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lionolulu Club A local independent in a market domi­nated by big mainland chains, the Hon­olulu Club offers a long list of fitness and exercise programs, and it's where the upwardly mobile like to be pampered. Part total wellness center

part a traditional gym, the club has all the standard ~m features, including cardio machines, racquetball and bas­ketball courts, weights, pilates classes. Honolulu Club goes the_ ~xtra mile with offerings like a monthly body­compos1tlon test, a heated pool a_nd rooftop tennis court. As if all that weren't enough, the club is home to pau hana libations and live entertainment weekdays in its bar and lounge area (a prime 40-and-over pickup spot). Standard membership; $122/month + a one-time $500 enrollment fee, 932 Ward Ave at King St (543-3900)

~pa Pitness liawaii Spa Fitness offers all the usual gym and spa features, with three floors of free weights, treadmills, cardio bikes and assorted other goodies. The difference is the atmosphere-­Spa Fitness is family-oriented; and encourages whole fami­~es to come down and get in shape together. Another edge 1s the lengths this club goes to make the wahine feel at home, with alternating men's and women's days in the pool and a Spa Lady program. There's also the Synergie program, which uses a technology we don't totally under­stand to target hard-to-lose fat.

This is a truly all-ages experience, from grandma and grandpa in the early morning to a middle-aged midday to a illlX of families, college students and others in the evening hours. Spa Fitness works hard to make the whole family comfortable, so there are plenty of keiki in the af­ternoon. $15-22/month, 98-1256 Ka'ahumanu St, Waimalu {487-5551)

l'lu'uanu YMCA An old standby, the YMCA gets overlooked by too many gym-seekers these days. It shouldn't-the Nu'uanu branch in particular is home to as many free weights, lifting ma­chines and cardio bikes as you could want, plus tons of classes and programs (martial arts, group exercise, speed­bag lessons ... even a "Kindergym" for the keiki.) Dues are low, and the hours are comparable to those at private clubs. Maybe the best reason to pick the Y? Free workout towels! Second best-a swimming pool, a bit of a rarity in a place where we can_ hit the ocean whenever. Beyond that, the )'. 1s uruque m that it has a mission that goes be­yond making money from fitness, so there's always a course to take or a group to join.

Choosing the Y is a lot like choosing a public school over a pnvate one-you may miss out on the fresh paint, the ~ewest te~hnology and a heavily-pedigreed staff, but if you re committed, you're likely to get the same results for a lot less money. Adult membership, $48/month + $100 sign-up fee, 1441 Paiz Hwy. (536-3556)

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12/18, 8pm. 955-8668 Christopher Richter & Grace Nikae The internationally renowned cellist and pianist perform works by Brahms, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn-a benefit for the Renaissance Academy. Mamiya Theatre, St. Louis High School, 3142 Wai'alae Ave.: Sat 12/3, 7:30pm. $30 general; $20 seniors; $10 stu­dents. hawaiira.com, 485-2115 De La Soul Hip-hopping into town to play Pipeline. (See page 10.) Pipeline Cafe: Sat 12/3, 8pm. $25- $50. 4 79-6004 'i The Eagles Farewell I Tour You can check out any time you like but you can nev­er leave ... The band returns after a nine-year hiatus. Tickets at Blaisdell Box Office and ail

• Tickecmaster outlets. (See page 10.) Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave.: Tue 11/29 & Wed 11/30, 7:30pm & Fri 12/2 & Sat 12/3, 8pm. $65-$250. tickecmaster.com, (877) 750-4400 Go Tell it On the Mountain The Hawai'i

Pacific University International Chorale and Vocal Ensemble presents its fourth annual winter concert. First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St.: Sun 12/4, 4pm. Free. 544-1127 Hands Acrosss the Sea The Hawaii Youth Symphony presents its annual winter concert, featuring 283 students from 42 schools around the state. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave.: Sun 12/4, 4pm. $8-$18. hiyouth­symphony.org, ticketmaster.com, (877) 750-4400, 591-2211 Hawaiian Music Nights Not just for out-of­towners, the convention center is the home for a new music series. Price includes pupus and drinks at incertnission. This week features Aun­ty Genoa Keawe and her extended family. Hawai'i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave.: Fri 12/2, 7:30pm. $27.50; $50 for two concerts. honoluluboxoffice.com, 550-8457 Holiday Tresemble Concert Soprano Vicky Gorman joins Chamber Music Hawaii's Tre-

semble to perform works by Bach, Telemann and Mozart as well-as a sing-along: Beethoven's "Septet." Mon 12/5 at Palikii Theatre; Mon 12/12 at Doris Duke Theatre, 7:30pm. $20 gen­eral; $15 seniors/military; students K-12 free. charnbermusichawaii.com, 489-5038 Open Mic and Ono Pono Share your vibra­tions as poets, musicians and other performance artists gather on campus for this weekly event. Ono Pono provides the vegetarian grinds. Ono Pono, UH-Manoa Sustainability Courryard: Every Wed, 8:30pm. Free. 343-2214 Songs from Musical Theatre Students sing the Broadway repertoire learned in their musi­cal theater class. Orvis Auditorium, 2411 Dole St., UH-Manoa campus: Wed. 11/30, 7:30pm. Free. 956-7235 Surf Night Go Jimmy Go, Dr. Zaius and Analog entertain at the seventh annual party complete with surfboard giveaway, swimwear fashion show and bikini contest. Kemo'o Farms, 1718 Wilikina Dr.: Fri 12/2,

9pm-lam. $10. kemoopub.com 'i Thomas Meglioranza The Honolulu Chamber Music Series presents the winner of the 2005 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation, Inc. International Vocal Competition-the most significant music competition held in the United States. Pre-concert Q&A at 6:30pm in Music Building Rm. 36. Orvis Auditorium, 2411 Dole St., UH-Manoa campus: Sat 12/3, 7:30pm. $30 general; $18 students and Hon­olulu Symphony musicians. 956-8246 Tchaikovsky Spectacular The UH Sympho­ny Orchestra under the direction of Henry Miyamura performs selections from "Nut­cracker Suite," Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat with Thomas Yee on piano and the "1812 Overture." Blaisdell Concert Hall: Mon 12/5, 8pm. Free. 956-8742 Urban Pacific Next Door and thirtynine hotel open their doors to a market bazaar of fashion shows, demonstrations, sales and an after party. Fri (free): pre-sale show; Sat ($5):

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A cultural discourse of clay MARCIA MORSE

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ects of material cul­ture, we can only peculate about the rigin of ceramic ves­

sels: Who first saw the potential in a lump of earth transformed by fire? We do know that such myth-shroud­ed beginnings are ancient, meeting elemental human needs for care and containment in settings both cere­monial and mundane.

Through fortunate coincidence, two traveling exhibitions at the Honolulu Academy of Arts-one, a historical survey of the ceramic tra­dition in Japan, and the other, a sur­vey of contemporary ceramics from Korea-offer a unique opportunity not only to study a remarkable range of ceramic art, but to consider the complex tradition that each exhibi­tion invokes as a frame of reference. Viewers may also consider the Academy's own exceptional collec­tion of Korean ceramics, as well as examples of Chinese and Japanese

ceramic art in adjacent galleries. Yakimono: 4000 Years of Japan­

ese Ceramics brings 50 works from museum collections, ranging from a massive ornamented pot from the Middle J omon period ( ca. 26th-16th century BCE) to 20th century works such as a large shallow bowl with abstract gestural markings by Hama­da Shoji (1894-1978), designated a Living Treasure for his advocacy of an indigenous folk-art ceramic tradi­tion. Connoisseurs will delight in this exhibition that includes several pieces designated as Important Cul­tural Properties. But even for those unfamiliar with the nuances of ce­ramic technology and history, these are still compelling and potent forms. Indeed, the exhibition pivots on the tension between those two tendencies, between simple forms and decorated surfaces, between the gutsy and the refined.

The cultural debt owed by Japan to China and Korea is part of the subtext of Yakimono (the fact, for example, that Toyotomi Hideyoshi "imported" not just Korean pots but

KALA'! STERN, INTERIM CONDUCTOR· SO JIN KIMURA, ACCOMPANIST SUSAN M. DUPREY, DIRECTOR OF CHORAL MUSIC

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Korean potters in the late 16th cen­tury is alluded to in passing.) The 5,000-year-long tradition of ceram­ics in Korea is at the heart of From the Fire, though the work on view is very new. Curated by scholar and ceramic artist Cho Chung Hyun, this exhibition of 108 works (two each from 54 artists) looks at another side of the question of tradition and cul­tural legacy. Does tradition create confining boundaries of practice, immutable models of form? Or does it create a matrix of inspiration, from which artists of each genera­tion may draw strength, but by which they are not totally bound? Cho makes a powerful case for the latter in grouping the work within three categories that move from the transformation of tradition to the' shift from functional to sculptural uses of clay, and its use as a vehicle for personal vision. The refreshing­ly open installation both emphasizes the range of works and encourages conversations between them.

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and guest performers ofUniversity ofHawai'i Drumline. Ronald E. Bnght Theatre, Castle High School, 45-386 Kane'ohe Bay Dr.: Fri 12/2 & Sat 12/3, 8pm; Sun 12/4, 4pm. $10 before 12/2; $12 after. 235-5141 Christmas Talk Story Honolulu Theatre for Youth's seventh year of holiday stories by local writers is up and running. Recommend­ed for ages 6 & up. Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew's Cathedral, Queen Emma Sq.: Through 12/18, Sat 3:30 & 7:30pm; Sun 3:30pm. 839-9885 Disney's Aladdin Jr. It's the Broadway Junior adaptation of the animated movie star­ring kids. Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu'u Dr.: Fri 12/2 through Thu 12/22, Thu & Fri, 8pm; Sat, 3pm & 8pm; Sun, 4pm; additional performances Mon 12/19 through Thu 12/22, 7:30pm. $12-$42. 733-0274 Flaming Idiots A failing gourmet health-food restaurant is the setting for this award-win­ning comedy by Torn Rooney. Guest directed by Scott Rogers. Miinoa Valley Theatre, 2833 E. Manoa Rd: Through 12/4, Wed-Thu, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm & Sun, 4pm. $25 gen­eral; $20 seniors/military; $15 ages 25 & under. manoavalleytheatre.corn, 988-6131 Kismet Lushness, Arabian exotica, baubles, bangles and beads and Buz Tennent in the lead in Army Community Theatre's latest pro­duction. Richardson Theatre, Ft. Shafter: Through Sun 12/3, 7:30pm. 438-4480 Little Shop of Horrors Feeeed me Seymour! Jennifer Bolieu Linstad directs people and plant. F.arle Ernst I 4B Theatre, UH-Manoa campus: Wed 11/30 through Sat 12/3, 8pm; Sun 12/4, 2pm. $3-$10. 956-7655 On the Spot: Da Pa'aina Smashbox Produc­tions presents outrageous improv centenng around a local family gathenng. The ARTS at Marks Garage. Sat 12/3, 8pm. $7 & $10. 521-2903 The Retreat From Moscow Jo Pruden, David C. Farmer ano Dion Donahue star m this Army Cornrnunit) Theatre Reader~ The atre production Richardson Theatre rt. Shafter: Every ~un through 12/11, 2pm. $6. 438-4480

Auditions Cats Attention jellicle cats! T nm your claws for Army Cornmumty Theatre's next produc­tion. Vanita Rae Sm1th directs, Grace Bell Humerickhouse choreographs and Mary Chestnut Hicks provides the musical direc­tion. Three kittens also needed. Mew. Richardson Theatre, Ft. :ihati:er: Mon 11/28 through Wed 11/30, 7pm. 438-4480 Na Leo Lani Sweet Adelines Chorus Now preparmg for the Christmas season. Learn the joys of singmg four-part a capella harmony. V1s1t a weekly rehearsal. St. Francis School, Manoa: Every Tue. sweetadelines.hawaii.org. 944-3r3

Museums Bishop Museum 1525 Benuce Sc. Open daily 9am-5prn. $14.95 adults; $11.95 youth age 4-12; under 4 free. bJShopmuseurn.org, 84 7-3511

·f Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary It's the last chance to catch the stunning photo­graphs of David Li1ttschwager and Susan Middleton that capture the plants and ani­mals of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Runs through 12/18

Ho'ohulihuli, to Turn Around View the worh of native Hawauan contemporary artists alongside museum collection items, curated by Meleanna Meyer.Through 3/12/06.

Planetarium Shows "The Sky Tonight," daily 11:30am; "Explorers of Mauna Kea," daily, 1pm; "Explorers of Polynesia," daily, 3:30pm.

'i' The Science Adventure Center Wonder­land The 16,500-square-foot exhibit features 10 custom-made exhibits and 20 minor exhibits including an erupting volcano, deep­sea remote vehicles, live insect habitats, a Hawaiian origins tunnel and much more. The Contemporary Museum 2411 Makiki Heights Dr. Open Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, noon-4prn. $5 adults; $3 students/seniors (free every third Thursday of the month). 526-1322

'i' Situation Comedy From farce to dry wit, recent works by artists from around the world focus on humor, divided into six sections: slap­stick, the absurd, parody, irony & sarcasm, jokes and bad taste. Through 12/31.

0 2 Art 2: Michael Lin-Tennis Dessus In

April the Taiwanese artist created a site specif­ic painting in the formerly non-functional ten­nis court, incorporating a floral motif designed especially for Hawai'i. Now you can play one­hour tennis games on the prettiest court in town! Runs through winter 2005. The Contemporary Cafe 2411 Makik1 Heights Dr. Tue-Sat, 11 :30am-2:30prn; Sun, noon-2:30prn. Free. 526-1322

Collage Works Artists Thomas Krieger, Alexandru Preiss and Amanda Toy combine diverse imagery with varying techniques to create works, which derive meaning from the juxtaposition of elements. Through 1/22/06. The Contemporary Museum at F"irst Hawai­ian Center 999 Bishop St. Open Mon-Thu, 8:30arn-4pm; Fri, 8:30arn-6prn.Validated parking available, enter on Merchant St. 526-1322

David Hamma: A Year of Sundays Work from 2002 to the present by the Maui print­maker and painter. Through 1/31/06.

May Chee: An Overoiew of Ceramic Works Ceramic vessels from the early 1970s to the late 1990s by the Honolulu-born artist are on display. Through 1/31/06.

Here: Paintings by Stephen Niles Works on display include images painted from pho­tographs of pre-existing spaces. Through 1/31/06. Doris Duke's Shangri La Advance reserva­tions are required for guided tours of the 5-acre waterfront estate-packed with Isla!Illc art-ot the late heiress and phila11thropist. ,HI t,;urs depart from the Honolu ' \c,lllu11y ut Arts. CJOO S. Berett•,,:.1 St. Wed H, R· 30am, l la1 & 1:30pm. $25, $20 to Hawai'i residents (13 & older) with ,roof of residency. honolulua­caderny.org, , ,2-DUKE Hawai'i State Art Museum No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 S. Hotel St., 2nd Fl. Open Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm. Free. 586-0900

ti Enriched by Diversity: The Art of Hawai'i The semi-permanent installation reflects the diversity of the Art in Public Places Collection. Work, by nearly 150 artists, cele­brates the artistic history of Hawai'i from the '60s to the present.

Reffecting Hawai'i Experience the beauty of Hawai'i through photography, painting, mixed media and other works on paper. Four­teen pieces were selected from a juried "call to artists" competition. Runs through 1/28/06.

S111111nertime Works by nearly 100 artists selected from the Art in Public Places Collec­tion celebrate the season, including short films shown continuously in the media room. Extended to 1/28/06. Honolulu Academy of Arts 900 S. Beretama St. Docent-guided tours are available, included m the adrmss1on pnce and self-gmded digital audio tours are available for an addit:JOnal $5. Open Tue-Sat, 10am-4:30prn; Sun, 1-5prn. $7 general, $4 seniors/military/students; free for kids 12 & under and museum member~. hon­oluluacaderny.org, 532-8700

i" A Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women Mi11iaturists Contempo­rary rnmiarure pamtmgs bv eight Pak1sran1 women arnsts explore the world of modern­day Pakistan and the experiences of women, who, for centuries, were subservient to men. Through Sun 12/11.

A.S. McLeod: Prints of Hawaii at War and Peace A variety of vistas across the Ko'olau range and unages of Hawa1'i and tts soldiers durmg the WWII yem take tocus m the second rotation. Through 1/22/06.

'i' The Arts of the Islamic World Gallery Islamic artwork from the pnva te collection of the late Arnencan heiress Dom Dul<e is housed here along with items from the Acad­emy's permanent collection.

'i' From the Fire: Contemporary Korean Ceramics The works of 54 artsists are on dis­play-the largest survey of Korean ceramic works to come to North America. Artists range in age from 30 to 80 years old. Through 1/29/06. (See Museums, page 25.)

'l Yakimono: 4,000 Years of Japanese Ceramics On loan from Japanese museums are 50 pieces that demonstrate the range and diversity of Japanese ceramics from the mid­dle Jomon period (20th century B.C.) to the Showa period (20th century A.D.) Through 12/11. (See Museums, page 25.)

Into the Light: F,xploring the Palette in Ukiyo-e Prints Explore the aspects of the palette in Japanese ukiyo-e printmaking and the challenges in preserving these works of art. Guest-curated by Susan Sayre Batton. Through 1/8/06.

Tour & Tea Learn about art from volun­teer docents and socialize over a cup of tea.

This week's programs: "Containers" with Bill Gemmer, Sun 12/4 & "Water, Water Every­where" with Dora Chang, Tue 12/6; 2:30-4prn.

Vemissage Attend the grand opening of the renovated ·and newly designed galleries devot­ed to Western art, with classical antiquities, European old-master paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. Sat 12/3, 10am-4:30prn. Free. Academy Art Center at Unekona 1111 Vic­toria St. Open Tue-Sat, 10arn-4:30prn; Sun, 1-5prn. Free admission. honoluluacaderny.org, 532-8741

Impressions The Honolulu Printmakers presents its studio sale-a once-a-year oppor­tunity for the public to purchase prints direct­ly from the artists. Browse through etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and rnonotypes by some of Hawai'i's best known artists. Sat 12/3 & Sun 12/4, 1-5prn. 536-5507

La Bella Figura View works from the 2005 artist's workshops in Umbria, Italy, conduct­ed by George Woollard. Opens Mon 12/5, runs through 12/29.

'i' World Art Bazaar The 24th annual event is back with its ever-plentiful selection of one­of-a-kind items. Shop for ethnic clothing, sculptures, artifacts, baskets, ceramics, wood­en animals and much, much more. Through Sun 12/11, 10am. Mission Houses Museum Step into 19tl,­cenrury I-Iawai'i on a guided tour. Japanese tours avatlabie. Visitors can also browse the umque gift shop and relax during lunch in the tea parlor. 533 S. King St. Open Tue-Sat, ,Oarn-4pm: closed Sun. Tours available at 11, 1, 2:45pm; Fees range from $10 to free. rn1s­s1onhouses.org, 531-0481

Ho'ottl11 i Ka Na11i: Breadfrttit Quilts of Hawai'i The 27th annual quilt exhibition fea­tures approximately 20 quilts from the muse­um's collection and some from private collec­tions, which explore the symbolism and sig­nificance of the breadfruit tree. Through 2/4/06.

Galleries Opening 3-0 Frogs and Garden Critters The garden critters art-contest entries are on display. Opens Sat 12/3, runs through 12/30. Ho'oma­luhia Gallery, 45-869 Luluku Rd., Kane'ohe: 233-7323 Al Furtado Hula dancers and 'ohana gather­mgs. Opens Sat 12/3, runs through 12/17. Hale'iwa Art Gallery. 637-3366 Book Two: A Willful Suspension of Mis· belief, by Richard Earl Leon Yu Ralya Reception· Fri 12/2, 6-9prn with live enter­ramrnent to toll ow. Opens Fn 12/2, runs through 1/1. thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St.: 599-2., ,2 The Colors of Hawaii, by Ed Helmick Island photos on display by the former Canon photo contest wmner. ReceptJon: Thu 12/1, 6-8pm. Opens Thu 12/1, runs through 12/29. Canon &allm. 522-.5930 'i' First Friday Get art at the monthly down­town walking tour of more than 25 partic1-patmg galleries and museums with music, food and surprises everywhere, including live glassblowing by Sam Kannal at Pipe Dreams (181 N. King St.) and tea and refreshments at Tea ar 1024 (1024 Nu'uanu Ave.). Fri 12/2, \"-9pm. artsatrnarks.corn George Eguchi Hawauan sea and land­scapes. Opens Sat 12/3, runs through 12/1-. Hale·1wa Art Gallery. 6r-3366 Gifts of Aloha Local artists contributed stockings on display at this silent auction event to benefit Parents and Children Togetn=. er (PACT). Opens Fri 12/2, runs through 12/6. Details Gallery, 1142 Bethel St.: $6. 546-8000 Ryhthm of Colors, by Noriko Floral oil paintings. Opens Fri 12/2, runs through 12/31. The Art Board, 1190 Nu'uanu Ave.: 536-0121 Those Were the Days, by Joe Pimental Nostalgic prints. Opens Thu 12/1, runs through 12/31. Ko'olau Gallery. 988-4147

Continuing Beautiful Hawaii Through 11/30. Tradewinds Gallery, Ala Moana: 946-2391 The Beauty of the Islands, by Susan Car­denas Through 12/2. Laser Eye Center of Hawaii, Pan Arn Building: 946-6000 Enduring Threads: Central Asian Embroi­dered Textiles Through 1/16. East-West Center Gallery. 944-7177 ·

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. 956-6888 Honolulu Island Views, by Mark Brown, Brenda Cablayan, Ka-Ning Fong and Tom Smith Through 1/21. Sub-Zero/Wolf Show­room, corner of Pi'ikoi and Kmg St.: 597-1647 Jane Raissle: Glass Work and Tom Smith: "Solitude," Charcoal Drawings Reception: Fri 12/2, 5-9pm. Through 12/14. Bethel Street Gallery, 1140 Bethel St.: 524-3552 Ke Kowa: The Space Between, by Puni Kukahiko Through 12/1. UH Commons Gallery, Dept. of Art, UH-Manoa: 956-6888 Mixed Media Miniature VIII Through 12/15. Koa Gallery, Kapi'olani Community College: 734-9374 New Work, by Sabra Feldstein, Hans Lof· fel and Deborah Pacheco Through 1/27. Due's Bistro. 263-4434 Out of the Sketchbook Through 1/5. The Balcony Gallery, 442-A Uluniu St., Kailua: 263-4434 Tee Shirt Art Festival Through 12/19. The Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy.: 526-1191 Virginia Hackfield, Chung Y. Lee Through 12/31. Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. 531-3511 Waikiki Hula, by Lew Andrews Through 12/16. Kuykendall Hall, Rm. 106, UH­Manoa campus: 956-7647

Call To Artists 2006 Canon Amateur Photo Contest This year's theme: "Cultures of Hawai'i-Cele­brating the Diversity of Hawai'i." Entries available wherever cameras are sold and at Canon U.S.A. and Krater96. 593-8974 Acting Monologue Competition Compete for the $500 grand-prize finale (2/27). Prepare a 2- to 5-minute entertaining monologue, memorization not necessary. Audience votes and celebrity guest judges determine the grand prize winner. Singers, dancers and comedians also needed. Jazz Minds Arts & Cafe, 1661 Kapi'olani Blvd.: 429-7460 Hamakua Music Festival's Scholarship Program Big Island student musicians ages 14 to 19 can compete for finanical awards. Finalists will be invited to perform during a live audition in Honoka'a in March. Com­plete application must be received by 12/16. hamakuamusicfestival.org, (808) 775-3378 Rainbow FIim Festival The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation presents the 17th annual event in memory of Adam Baran. Send film submissions to Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival-HGLCF, attn: Programming Committee, 1877 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, 96815. Early postmarked deadline: 2/15/06. hrff.org, 381-1952

Words e First Thursdays Kealoha hosts the monthly poetry slam, this month featuring Ams Mojgam (the reigning national poetr)' slam champion) and Alex Charalamb1de~ (Providence). Hawa11an Hut, Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Dr.: Thu 12/1, 8:30pm. $3 before 8:30pm: $5 after. hawauslam.com. 387 -9664

Call to Authors Hawai'i High School Writing Awards Com­petition High school Juniors and seniors· Enter the essay contest to win cash award~. Type no more than five pages, double-spaced on a political, economic or social development that h.as had a significant impact on Hawai'i's history and its relevance toward understand­mg the complexity of life in the state today. Send to: The Office of Scholarships and Hon­ors Programs, HPU, 1164 Bishop St. Ste. 210A, Honolulu, 96813. Call for a nomina­tion form. Deadline is 12/15. 544-1419

James M. Vaughan Poetry Award Submit three poems (100 lines or less) with your name, address, phone number, e-mail and names of poems on a cover page (no names on other pages), along with a five-line bio to: James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 1060 Bishop St. #402, Honolulu, 96813. The win­ner receives a $500 cash award. 544-1108 Kumu Kahua/UHM Theatre Dept. Play, writing Contest Plays for the Hawai'i Prize ($600) must be set in Hawai'i or deal with "the Hawai'i experience"; for the Pacific/Rim Prize ($450), plays must be set in or deal with the Pacific Islands, Pacific Rim or Pacific/Asian-American experience; for the Resident Prize ($250) plays on any topic must be written by a Hawai'i resident (a t the time of submission) . Call Kumu Kahua's office for the complete rules. Must be postmarked by 1/3/06. bµnukahua.org, 536-4222 Mano Scholarship Contest Student wntm ages 11 to 18 are invited to write a one-page essay entitled "Guess What Happened," describing what he or she thinks will happen in the next Mano story and why. Contest is open until 1/28/06. Cash prizes. plankton­press.com

Learning e A Presence Behind the Lens: Photogra­phy and Reflections Photographer Nicholas Hlobeczy offers a public lecture on his work. Registration open for his noncredit workshop: Digital Photography and the Expressive Power of Color ($100), Thu 12/1, 9am-4pm. (See

. page 10.) Yukiyoshi Room, Krauss Hall, UH­Manoa campus: Wed 11/30, 7-9pm. Free. out­reach.hawaii.edu/pnm, 956-8400 Audubon Society Program Meeting Brush up on your bird LD. skills with a lecture and slide show by Ron Walker. St. John Hall, Room 11, UH-Manoa campus, 3190 Maile Way: Tue 12/6, 6:30-8:30pm. hawai­iaudubon.com Brown Bag Biography Seminar The Center for Biographical Research at UH-Manoa pres­ents weekly discussions. 12/1: "Biography and Autobiography: Transition from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI," with

. Fr. John Bolin, vicar general of the Diocese of Honolulu. Henke Hall Room 325, UH­Manoa: Every Thu through 12/8, noon-l:15pm. Free. 956-3774 Energy: Seeking Sustainability Barry Raleigh, executive director of the Center for a Sustainable Future, addresses issues and possible solutions to the energy crisis. Burns Hall, East-West Center, UH-Manoa Campus: Thu 12/1, noon-lpm. Free. 944-7784 Hanauma Bay Education Program The weekly program aims to enhance community awareness regarding the state's marine and coastal environments.Thu 12/1: "Life on an Atoll" with marine biologist and program volunteer Karin Flynn, who shows pictures of her experiences on one of the most remote island atolls in the world. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, 100 Hanauma Bay Rd.: Every Thu, 6:30pm. Free. 397-5840 Hawaii Healing Arts College Attend the open house and find out if a career in massage ther­apy is right for you. Call to reserve your space. Kailua Medical Arts Buliding, 407 Uluniu St., Kailua: Sun 12/4, 2-4pm. Free. 266-2468 Introduction to Hawaiian Words The Pro­gram to Preserve Hawaiian Place Names pres­ents this session each month to help the pub­lic become familiar with Hawaiian word structure, pronunciation and usage. Please amve on time to receive instructional maten­als. Liliha Library, 1515 Liliha St.: First Tue of each month, 7-9pm. Free. 948-3299 Kissing Cigarettes Goodbye Members of The Clean Air Team conduct th1, monthly mformal lecture tor mdlVldual, ready to kick the tobacco habit. Liliha Library, 1515 Lili­ha St. Thu 12/1 - -9pm. Free. 948-3299 Personal Internet (Friend and Foe) Instructor Bob Lew helps you to discover what vou want to share m the emergmg trans­parent ,oc1et1 ot the Personal Internet. Yuk1\'osh Room. 1':rauss Hall, UH-\1anoa cam11us Tht• 12/1, noon. Free. outreach.hawau.cdu/phm, 956-8400 Restoring Exquisite Textiles Ann Swenson Perlman, chief restorer of the Doris Duke Col­lection, delivers this talk. East-West Center. Sun 12/4, 2-3pm. 944-7177 Sustainable Living Workshops The Green House sponsors ongoing sustainable living workshops to help you integrate practices into your everyday life. The Green House, 224 Pakohana St.: Sat 12/3: Growing Culinary

Herbs m Pots, 10am; Making Soap and Alter­native Household Cleaners, 10am; Making Biodiesel Fuel, 1:30pm. $5-$20. 524-8427 'i Tattooing Today on Tahiti and Her Isles Tattooist and anthropologist Tricia Allen speaks on the cultural practices of Polynesian tattooing. Leeward Community College, rm. GT 105: Thu 12/1, 10:30-11:45am. Free. 944-7784 Wartime Diaries Revealed Samuel Hideo Yamash*ta speaks about his collection of translations in his book Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies: Selections from the Wartime Diaries of Ordinary Japanese. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai 'i. Sun 12/4, 1-2:30pm. Free. jcch.com, 945-7633

Dance E Movement Adult Swing Dancing The Parks and Recre­ation's In-Motion program gets you on the dance floor. Farrington High School, cafete­ria: Every Wed through 12/2, 5:30-6:30pm. Free. 554-4858 Alaine Haubert Classes The American Ballet Theatre Ballet Mistress returns to Honolulu to teach. Ballet Hawaii. Floor Barre classes: Mon, Wed & Fri through 10/2, 10-llam; Open Bal­let Technique classes: Thu 12/1 & Fri 12/2, 6:30-8pm. alainehaubert.com, (562) 335-1023 Contra Dance Whiskey Starship provides live music as you learn Irish jigs and reels. All dances are taught. YMCA Honolulu, 1820 University Ave.: Sat 12/3, 7:30-9:30pm. $5 donation. 392-8774 Israeli Circle Dancing The lively folk danc­ing happens the first Sunday of every month with irlstruction from 1-2:30pm. Ala Wai Golf Course Ballroom, 404 Kapahulu Ave.: Sun 12/4, 1-4 p.m. $3. 395-7863, 373-2561 Juerga Live Flamenco Jam Session Join guitar players, singers, dancers and other fla­menco enthusiasts at this monthly party. Call for reservations and bring your soul. Manoa Dance Studio. Sun 12/4, 7:30-9:30pm. $5; $20 party of five. 732-7603 New York Style Cha Cha Cha Workshop A combination of cha cha cha and mambo. Aloha Activity Center, 725 Kapi'olani Blvd.: Sun 12/4, 3-4pm. $10. 387-8064 Salsa Dance DJ Rod el Moreno spins club sounds with a beginner lesson at 8:30pm, snacks and free parking at this smoke-free event. Half-hour beginner lesson at 8:30pm. Dream to Dance Studio, 661 Auahi St, 2nd floor: Sat 12/3, 9pm--midnight. $5. 734-0264, 372-5574

Keiki 6 'Ohana Coerver Soccer Cllnlc Hawaii Rush hosts this soccer skills 5-day camp for HYSA play­ers with top world trainers. Mi/ilani District Park. 12/26 through 12/30, 4--6pm ages 7 to 10; 6:30-8:30pm ages 11 to 14. $95 Hawaii Rush members; $125 nonmembers; $90 each additional sibling on or before 12/1; after 12/1, $125/$155. hawaiirushsoccer.com, [emailprotected] Holiday EcoCrafts Families can create orna­ments, wrapping paper and more out of nat­ural and recycled materials. For ages 5 & up. Hawai'i Nature Center. Sun 12/4, 1:30pm. $16 nonmember parent/child team. 955-0100 Keiki Explorer Club Kids (ages 5 & up) and parents can learn together and help recycle by "paying" tor some or all of their workshop with HI l bottles and cans. This week: "Mak­ing Sandcast Castles and Cookie Crayons." The Green House, 224 Pakohana St.: Sat 12/3 l:30- 3:30pm. $5. thehawaiigreen­[emailprotected], 524-8427 Letters About Literature Contest The Hawa1 Center for the Book invites young reader, (grades 4 through 12) to write a letter to a favome author explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves. State winners advance to he nanonal rnmpeunon. Deadline 1s 12/l. loc.gov/letters, 586-3555 Ohana Music Together Open House Observe demonstrations of' this research­based music program for newborns to kinder­garteners and their grown-ups. RSVP. 11/30, 1213, 12/7, 12/9, 12/14 & 12/16. 696-7500 Salsarobics for Obese Kids Open to kids ages 5 & up. Call for schedule. Aloha Activ­ity Center, 725 Kapi'olani Blvd.: $10; parents free. alohaactivitycenter.com, 387-8064

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Botanical Garden Tours View rare and beautiful plants from tropical regions of the world. Reserva­tions recommended. Foster Botanical Gardens, 180 N. Vineyard Blvd.: Daily, 9am-4pm. $5; $3 kama 'aina; $1 kids. 522-7066 Koko Crater Botanical Garden A two-mile loop trail leads you through a variety of dry­land plant collections from Hawai'i and around the world. Kealahou St., near Sandy Beach: Daily, 9am-4pm. Free. 522-7060 The Nutcracker Sweet Shop for plants, chocolates, herbs, holiday trees and decor made of natural materials by local artisans. Foster Botanical Gardens, 180 N. Vineyard Blvd.: Sat 12/3, 9am-3pm. 522-7066 Tropical Plant Nature Walk Enjoy tropical plants and majestic views of the Ko'olaus on this guided garden walk. Reservations required. Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, 45-680 Luluku Rd., Kane'ohe: Every Sat, 10am & Sun, 1pm. Free. 233-7323

Hikes 6 Excursions Colorful Ala Moana Waterfront Walk Walk and learn surprising facts about this popular area. Meet at the main entrance arch; Ala Moana Beach Park at Atkinson: First Sun of each month, 1-4pm. Free. 948-3299 Diamond Head The Clean Air Team leads these informative tours, each filled with entirely different facts. Meet at the Gandhi statue. Honolulu Zoo Entrance, 151 Kapahu­lu Ave.: First Sat of each month, 9am-noon (Diamond Head Story); 1-4pm (Diamond Head Lighthouse Walk). Free. 948-3299

Herb Hike Learn to identify, prepare and use local Chinese herbs from Hawaii forests for medicine and survival. Sun 12/4, 9am-2pm. $20. lotusspace.com/h-hik:es.htm, 728-2954 Landmarks Along the Legendary Wailul<i Shoreline Meet at the Gandhi statue for this two-mile shoreline tour. Ends at the 'Ilikai Hotel. Honolulu Zoo Entrance, 151 Kapahu­lu Ave.: First Sun of each month, 9am-noon. Free. 948-3299 Palikea Trail Recommended for ages 13 & over, the moderate hike includes steep drop-offs. Reservations required. Honouliuli Preserve. Sat 12/3, 8:30am-2:30pm. $10. 587-6220 The Royal Mausoleum & Two Asian Tem­ples The walk is less than a mile but all par­ticipants need to pay for two city bus fares ( or

-use a bus pass) for this educational tour. Meet at Damien statue, State Capitol: First Fri of each month, l-4pm. Free. 948-3299 Waimano Too much Thanksgiving stuffing? Hike 14 miles on an advanced-level Hawai­ian Trail & Mountain Club outing to a beau­tiful Kahalu'u view. No short cuts on the way back. 'Iolani Palace Grounds, Corner of King and Richards Streets, meet on mauka side: Sun 12/4, 8am. $2 nonmembers. 545-2467

Food 6 Drink Champagne Celebration The Hanohano Room general manager Keith Mallini leads an informal discussion on champagne and sparkling wine-taste four of each with chilled seafood. Hanohano Room, Sheraton Waikiki: Thu 12/1, 6:30pm. $65. 921-4600 Cooking Classes with Hawai'i's Top Chefs Learn how to make an appetizer, entree and dessert along with three different wine pairings at top O'ahu restaurants. Sat 12/3: Tiki 's Grill and Bar. Every Sat, 9am-noon. $95. gourmetcookinghawaii.com, 735-7788 Culinary Arts Program Designed for those interested in learning proper cooking or bak­ing techniques. Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes and slacks. Upcoming classes include: Market to Table, with Chef Grant Sato, Sat 12/3, 8am-2pm, $80; Festive Breads, Sat

12/3, 8am-nooon; Party Pupus, with Chef Nina Jarrett, Sat 12/5, 6-9pm, $45; Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9211 Heckathorn's Hot Plate Beer Dinner Chef Jay Matsukawa prepares five courses paired with a beer from Oregon's Rogue Ales, pre­sented by radio show host, writer and editor John Heckathorn. Willows Restaurant, 230 Hausten St.: Thu 12/1, 6:30pm. $60. 952-9200

Whatevahs Audubon Christmas Bird Count Watch the birdy, count the birdy in the Audubon Soci­ety's 105th event.12/14 to 1/5/06. $5. hawai­iaudubon.com, 988-9806 Ex~e Club Luncheon Guests are welcome to the weekly lunch and speech events. This week: U.H. Board of Regent member Kitty Lagaratti discusses the university. O'ahu Coun­try Club, 6800 Hawai'i Kai Dr.: Thu 12/1, noon-l:30pm. $15 for lunch. 524-0330, ext. 2 Fashionista's Market Designer~ Sale Save up to 75 percent off designer wear at the holiday edition with gift buys from $25 to $50 for hip guys and girls. A portion of the proceeds go to the Life Foundation. Ocean Club, Restau­rant Row: Sat 12/3 & Sun 12/4, 9am-3pm. $3 members; $7 nonmembers. info@fahionistas­market.com, fashionistasmarket.com Hawaiian Telcom Great Aloha Run Kick· Off Party Stop by for hot dogs, sandwiches, cookies and more with entertainment from the Krush and comedian Jody B. Fort St. Mall. Thu 12/1, 1 l:30am-lpm. Hui o Makiki Meet with fellow Makikians to work for the betterment and bea'utification of the neighborhood. St. Clement's Church, Makiki St. at Wilder: First Sat of each month, 9-llam. 946-3476 Pacific Aviation Museum Dinner Reserva­tions required for this benefit dinner with guest speaker Brigadier General Robin Olds, legendary WWII ace and Vietnam fighter pilot. Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Rd., Fort DeRussy, Waikiki: Tue 12/6. pacificaviation museurn.org, 836-7747 Winter Solstice Fire Tribe Gathering Gath-

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Dear Earth Talk: How can I reduce the amount of unwanted mail that I receive? - Jennifer Pearle, Brattleboro, VT

According to the Center for a New American Dream {CNAD), a Maryland-based non-profit that works to help people consume responsibly, some 5.6 million tons of catalogs and other direct mail solicitations clog U.S. landfills every year. Meanwhile, the average household may receive as many as 1,000 unwanted pieces of mail annually, of which only about 22 per­cent ever get recycled. Further, says CNAD, each American will spend about eight months of his or her life opening unwanted mail! So, reducing the volume of mail you receive will not only saves trees, energy and landfill space -it will also save you time.

So how do you reduce the mountain of "junk" mail that fills your mailbox? Registering with the Mail Preference Service of the Direct Marketing Association (OMA) can help, but it is no guarantee. OMA includes your name in a database, but then it is voluntary on the part of marketers as to whether or not they consult it to remove "Do Not Mail" names before doing their mailings. Indeed, most pieces of mail you receive are from firms who rent-

. ed your name from another firm, so they can usual­ly only comply with "take me off your list" requests by using this service. Fortunately, most large mailers do use the service routinely because they know that there is nothing to gain by mailing to people who don't want mail.

Another way to lighten your mailbox is to go to OptOutPreScreen.com, where you can get yourself off of lists that credit card and insurance companies use to solicit your business. It's a centralized website run by the country's four major credit bureaus,

Equifax, Experian, lnnovis and TransUnion. These are the companies that businesses check with before accepting your credit card. They ~re also the largest sources of names and addr~es used by credit card companies to trawl for new customers via mass mail­ings. Luckily, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that these bureaus delete any person's name -and address from rented lists if they so request

In addition to registering with these services, you should notify in writing all of the companies you do business with that you wish to be placed on their "do not promote" or "in-house suppress" file. Do it the very first time you do business with them if you can, but it can be done at any time. These should include your credit card companies, magazines you receive, catalogs you buy f.rom, and any others that you do business with by mail ..

And you can keep such companies and organiza­tions honest by cleverly altering your name so as to track where mail may be obtaining it. If your name is John Smith, for example, subscribe to Rolling Stone magazine as "John R.S. Smith" {in conjunction with telling them not to rent your name). Then if you later receive mail from another company or organization addressed to "John R.S. Smith," you'll know precisely how they found you and you can take action accordingly.

The website JunkBusters.com provides further guidelines for reducing mail and other intrusive marketing.

CONTACTS: DMA's Mail Preference Service, www.dmaconsumers.org/consumerassistance.html; OptOutPreScreen.com, www.optoutprescreen.com; JunkBusters.com, www.junkbusters.com.

GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: Earth Talk, c/o E/The Environmental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; submit it at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/thisweek/, or e-mail: [emailprotected]. Read past columns at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/archives.php.

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Volunteet Pouhala Marsh Clean-Up and Restoration Remove pickleweed. Gloves, water, hat, sun­screen, change of clothes and towel are rec­ommended. Closed footwear and long pants are required. Hawai'i Nature Center. Sat 12/3, 8:30-11:30am. 955-0100, ext. 18 PRIDE Pre-service TrainingHawaii Behav­ioral Health holds training programs for those looking to become licensed adoptive or foster parents. Leeward Community Church, Pearl City: Begins Tue 11/28. Free.

Sports Kalaeloa Sprint Triathlon Test your endurance with a 400-meter swim, 13-mile bike and SK-run course. Nimitz Beach, Kalae­loa: Sun 12/3, 7am. $70; $110. active.com, 864-0113 The O'Neill World Cup of Surfing The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Series presents the $125,000 men's 6-star World Qualifying Series event. Sunset Beach, 59-104 Kamehameha Hwy.: 11/25 through 12/7 (held during the four best surfing days), 8am-4pm. 637-2299

Neighbors Aluminum Man's Series Triathlons For the not-yet-fit. Show up and enjoy the half-mile swim and 4.2-mile run. Wai/ea Beach, South Maui: 12/11, 8am. Free. (808) 878-2949 Mark Twain Festival Actor Jerry Tracy delivers a humorous lecture, bringing to life Mark Twain at the time of his visit to Ka'u and the Kilauea Volcano. Na'alehu Theatre, Hilo: Fri 12/9 & Sat 12/10, 6:30pm. $10. (808) 896-1911 Passport to International Cultures Sam­ple foods from China, Japan, Italy, Hawai'i and other locales, with entertainment and a visit from Santa. King's Shop, Waikoloa, Big Island: Sat 12/10. (808) 886-8811 Sonny Ching and Halau Na Mamo 0 Pu'uanahulu The holiday performance features more than 70 dancers ranging in age trom teens to seruors, celebrating ancient Hawaiian culrur­al traditions. Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Sat 12/10, 7:30pm. $5-$38. (808) 242-7469

Gay ~ Black Garter Cafe For women with a taste for the same. Detox Sport & Entertain­ment Club, corner of Beretania and Alakea: Every Fn, 9:30pm-2am. 737-64't6, ext. 2 Gay C111ise Sail off on the Maitai Catamaran then party on the beach with DJ Rene and free pupus 'til 9pm. Every Sat, 1:30pm cruise; 5pm pau beach party. hulas.com Riot DJ Maxxx & DJ KSM with Go-Gos at 10:30pm. Hula's Bar and Lei Stand, Waikiki Grand Hotel, 2nd floor, 134 Kapahulu Ave.: Every Thu, 9pm. riothawaii.com, 923-0669

Mixed Media 15 The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UH-Manoa presents this 2003 Singaporean film-banned in its own country. Shot with a cast of public-housing kids, the film reveals what it's like to be young, alone and angry in a city that refuses to acknowledge your exis­tence. Korean Studies Building, UH Manoa: Thu 12/1, 6:30pm. Free. 956-2688 'i' Earth Magic Film Series The UHM Cin­ema Series presents its second season of films in cooperation with the UH Office of Sustain­ability. Most screenings are followed by a dis­cussion. Dinner available fr.pm 5 to 7pm at the Ono Pono cafe. This week: The Next Industrial Revolution (U.S. 2003) and The Mystery of Chaco Canyon (U.S. 2001). UH­Miinoa. Every Wed (HIG Auditorium), 3:30 & 7pm & Sun (Spalding Auditorium), 5pm. $5 general; $3 UH students/faculty. 223-0130 First Shot: The Secret Submarine Attack on Pearl Harbor The Hawai'i premiere of this documentary tells the story of the encounter between a Japanese submarine and

• the USS Ward, which fired the first shot in the

Pacific propelling the U.S. into World War II. Seating is limited. The documentary will be broadcast Wed 12/7 on KFVE, 9:30pm. USS Arizona Memorial, 1 Arizona Memorial Place: Sun 12/4, 6 & 7:15pm. Free. Island Insights The public affairs program explores issues facing local residents. PBS Hawai'i, KHET-11 (10): Every Mon, 7:30pm. pbshawaii.org, 973-1000 The Van Barker Show Presents Country Get the country classics you grew up with. Y'all tune in now. KWAI, 1080 AM: Every Sat, 7:05-lOpm. 524-1080

Grassroots Celebration of Human Rights Day The com­memoration for Rosa Parks' 50th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott features the film Rosa Parks Story. Church of the Cross­roads. Thu 12/1, [emailprotected] Charter School Task Force The task force is gathering public comments on potential proposals to change the charter school law. State Capitol. Wed 11/30, 9am-noon. Free. hcsao.org/taskforce, 586-3775 Prisoner Re-Entry Community Forum Hear from former prisoners about current prison problems and solutions. Participate in a forum to make recommendations to the Legislature. Lunch provided. UH-Miinoa, Center .for Hawaiian Studies Building, 2645 Dole St. Sat 12/3, 8am-3pm. 533-3454 World AIDS Day Join communities around the world in recognizing the need for AIDS aware­ness. Events include: 11am-5pm: information tables and red ribbon distribution at Fort Street Mall and Bank of Hawaii Plaza, with student poster winners on display at the Cathedral Gallery; 2-1>pm: AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels on display in the Cathedral of our Lady of Peace with a formal ceremony at 5:30pm and candlelight vigil outside at 6:15pm; 7:30pm: Next Door at 43 N. Hotel St. shows the doc­umentary Simple Courage, which will be bro­dacast on PBS at 8pm; 4pm: the John A. Burns School of Medicine presents the documentary A Closer Walk followed by a pizza dinner and panel discussion. Thu 12/1. mmoore@lifefoun­dation.org, 521-2437, ext. 252

Craft Fairs The Arc in Hawaii Christmas Craft & Bake Sale Shop for Christmas decorations and ornaments, quilts, jewelry1 knitted items and baked goods. Proceeds go to adult health sm-1ces for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. Honolulu Center, 3989 Diamond Head Rd.: Sat 12/3, 9am-lpm. 737-7995, ext. 833 Ceramics & Glass Christmas Sale Browse through drawings, pamtings and printmakmg too. UH-Miinoa, Art Building; rms. 313 & 314: Fri 12/2 through Sun 12/4, 10am-4pm. Great Gifts from Hawai'i Artists Art glass, wood vessels, paintings, notecards, ceramics, bead and silver jewelry by Hawai'i artists. The Gallery at Ward Centre. Through 12/29. 597-8034 Season's Best Kaimuki Crafts and Gifts Fair Donate bone marrow and shop for good­ies. Ali'iolani School, 6th and Waialae: Sat 12/3, 9am-2:30pm. SOS Holiday Fair Shop for crafts, jewelry, crys­tals, Hawaiian-print bags, island wear, books and more. Bring your pet for a photo session. Unity Church of Hawai'i, 3608 Diamond Head Cir.: Sat 12/3, 11am-4pm. 941-5554

Holiday Stuffs A Merry Christmas with Friends and Nabors The annual holiday concert features Jim Nabors and special guests Jimmy Borges, Emma Yeary, Karen Keawehawaii and more. Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.: Fri 12/2 through Sun 12/4. $20-$75. hawaiitheatre.com, 528-0506 Aveda Holiday Happening Get pampered with gifts, prizes, entertainment, a spa theme­party workshop, a mini salon & spa services, refreshments, harp music and more. Bring a donation for the Hawaii Food Bank. Aveda Salon & Spa, Ala Moana Center: Wed 11/30, 6-9pm. $50. 947-6141 Christmas Gift of Aloha Lisa Matsumoto's book is brought to life in a 30-minute musical, followed by Santa's Spectacular Aloha Christ­mas Parade through the mall. Kids can also

pose with Santa and ride the Candy Cane Train~vities not included. Ala Moana Cen­ter Stage, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.: Daily except Mon, 6pm show; 7pm' parade. 955-9517 Christmas Tree aicl Wreath Sales Sales ben­efit Project Graduation for the class of 2009. Sacred Hearts Academy, 3253 Wai'alae Ave.: Sat 12/3 & Sun 12/4, 8am-lpm. 956-3836 Elves Can't Make This Stuff You can't find these items at the North Pole: sake sets, com­puter-chip jewelry, paintings, bags and much much more. The ARTS at Marks Garage. 11/29 through 12/21, Tue-Sat, 11arn-6pm. 521-2903 Emme's Christmas Island Moments Be a part of the behind-the-scenes holiday concert and filming of the Christmas special to air 12/15, 9pm and 12/25, 5pm on KHON2. Entertainment by The Krush, Na Palapalai, The Honolulu Boy's Choir, Yvonne Ellirnan, Tani Lynn Fujimoto and Jasmin Idica. Shera­ton Moana Surfrider, 2365 Kalakaua Ave.: Thu 12/1, 5:30pm. Free. 947-6677 Gratitude Join the Hawaii Foodbank, Nu'uanu Merchants Association, the Down­town Chinatown Gallery Walk Group and the Honolulu Culture and Arts District at this open house of refreshments, holiday enter­tainment, auction, Harley Parade, chestnuts roasting on the sidewalk and more. Nu'uanu Neighborhood. Wed 12/7, 11am-9pm. Holiday Open House Hear Christmas carols from Hawaii Opera Theatre as you admire the Victorian Christmas trees. Picture l.D. required. Washington Place, Beretania St.: Fri 12/2, 5-8pm. Free. lntercultural Holiday Bazaar Hawai'i Pacif­ic University celebrates the diversity of its stu­dents through cultural exhibits, dance, music and crafts from around the world. Fort St. Mall. Fri 12/2, 10am-2pm. Lunch with Santa And magician Carlos da Silva II, who pulls a rabbit Elvis out of a pan of fire. Old Spaghetti Factory, Ward Ware­house: 12/3, 12/4, 12/10, 12/11, 12/17 & 1U18, noon-12:30pm. 591-2513 Naturally Hawaiian Gallery's Famous Christ­mas Sale Everything is on sale, with live music all day long, pony rides, and Santa visits. Shop for art, books, postcards, coffe, cowboy hats, children's clothes and more. Naturally Hawai­ian, 41-1025 Kalaniana'ole Hwy.: Sat 12/3, 9am-6pm. 259-5354 Pictures with Santa Paws Doesn't your pet deserve the chance to ask for its heart's desire this holiday season? And for a $20 donation you get the negatives and prints by mail. Hawaiian Humane Soctety, 2700 Wai'alae Ave.: Sat 12/3 & Sun 12/4, 9am-3pm. 946-2187 Sparkle Witness a runway of holiday fash­ion. Hapa performs. Kiihala Mall. Sat 12/3, noon. kahalamallcenter.com, 732-7736 St. Andrew's Priory School Holiday Fair Homemade jams, jellies and baked goods are on sale with entertainment, crafts, games and activities. Queen Emma Square, in front of St. Andrew's Priory: Sar 12/3, 10am-3pm. Free. 532-2404 Wahiawa Parade Santa is everywhere these days, even ho-hoing down California Avenue and ending at the Wahiawa Shopping Center to join lmua at the entertainment stage. Rides and family fun to follow. Fri 12/2, 6:30pm. 262-0687

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And the band la ed on: D and denial BOB GREEN

L ong before th-ere was a World AIDS Day (see page 3), and while the mainstream media were largely in

denial about the epidemic, indie filmmakers and television producers put a human face on the plague. Here, now available on DVD and video, are some of the pioneers.

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gay-and had AIDS-played to mediocre ratings but found the audi­ence it needed. The superior cast­Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazarra, Sylvia Sidney and Aidan Quinn­delivered powerhouse performances in what many considered the finest film ever made on the subject. Parting Glances (1986) Receiving only spotty distribution, this drama, with Steve Buscemi as a gay man with AIDS, was made on an ultra-low budget, stirring the first au­dience interest in the subject. The late Bill Sherwood directed, with a fledg­ling moviemaker named Christine Vachon ~ a "gopher'' on the project.

Town DOLE CANNERY: 735-B lwilei Road 526-3456 + Chicken little (Wed & Thu 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30, Fri-Tue 12:30, 2:45, 5,); Derailed (Wed&Thu 11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:05, 9:55, Fri-Tue 11:10, 2, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15); Barry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Wed & Thu 11, 11:30, 12: 15, 1:05, 1:50, 2:30, 3, 3:45, 4:25, 5:10, 6:15, 7, 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10:30, Fri-Tue 11, 11:30, 12:15, 1:50, 2:30, 3, 3:45, 4:25, 5:10, 6:15, 7, 8:30, 9:45, 10:30); The Ice Harvest (Wed & Thu 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:45, 10:05, Fri-Tue 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05); In the Mix (Wed&Thu 11:25, 2:05, 4:40, 7, 9:35, Fri-Tue 11:25, 2:05, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35);Jarhead (Wed & Thu 2, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25, Fri-Tue 12, 6:45);Just Friends (Wed & Thu 11:20, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10: 10, Fri-Tue 12:05, 2:45, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30); Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Wed-Tue 7:25, 10:15); Pride and Prejudice (Wed & Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7:35, 10:35, Fri-Tue 11:15, 2:55, 6:55, 10); Rent (Wed&Thu 1, 4:15, 7:20, 10:20, Fri-Tue 11:45, 3:40, 7:05, 10:25); Shopgirl (Wed & Thu 1:40, 4:45, 7:20, 10:15, Fri-Tue 11:05, 1:40, 4:45, 7:20, 10:15); Walk the line (w+ t 12:15, 1:45, 3:30, 6:45, 7:30, 10, Fri-Tue 11:40, 3:05, 3:30, 7:20, 9:40, 10:20); Yours, Mine and Ours (Wed-Tue 12:20, 2:40, 5:05, 7:15, 9:25);Zatbura (Wed& Thu 1:35, 4, 7:10, 9:40, Fri-Tue 11:20, 1:55, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20); • Thu 12/l: Garcon Stupide (Wed & Thu 11:25, 4:55, 10:30); Good Night, and Good luck (Wed & Thu 7:25, 10); • Fri 12/2: Aeon Flux (Fri-Tue 11:35, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10); WARD STADIUM: 1044 Auahi St. 593-3000 + Chicken little (Wed & Thu 12:40, 2:50, 5: 10, 7:20, 9:30, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes); Derailed (Wed & Thu 12, 2:40, 5:20, 8:10, 10:50, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes); Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Wed & Thu I, 3:50, 8:05, 10:45, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes,); Barry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Wed & Thu 12:45, 1:30, 3:30, 4:15, 5, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 10:30, ll, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes); The Ice Harvest (Wed & Thu I: 15, 3:35, 5:55, 8:20, 10:40, Fri-Tue call theater forshowtimes);ln theMix (Wed&Thu 12:30, 2:55, 5:25, 8:15, 10:45, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes);Jarhead (Wed & Thu 7:30, 10:25, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes) ;Just Friends (Wed & Thu 12:30, 3:05, 5:40, 8: 15, 10:50, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes); Pride

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Vachon went on to be the most pro­lific producer of gay-themed films in the history of the medium.

Longtime Companion (1990) This indie was distributed mainly on the east and west coasts of the conti­nental U.S. and played spottily at art venues elsewhere. It's about the ef­fect of AIDS on middle-class .1says and it still carries strong emotional power. The cast includes Campbell Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Mary Louise Parker and Bruce Davidson.

The film was boycotted in certain theaters, and most people didn't see it until it reached late-night televi­sion.

Silverlake Life: The View From Here (1993) It was PBS who first aired this no holds barred documentary about a male couple living with AIDS. By turns grimly funny and emotionally jarring, the film, co-directed by Tom Joslin ( one-half of the couple), does not turn away from anything-and deeply affected viewers who had been shielded from certain devastat­ing truths about the epidemic. Co­directed by Peter Friedman.

Philadelphia (1993) The first studio film about AIDS, this well-meaning and influential movie needed star power to get made-and it got it. Starring Tom

& Prejudice (Wed & Thu 12:45, 3:45, 7: 15, 10: 15, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes); Rent (Wed & Thu 12:40, 1:25, 3:55, 4:45, 7, 7:55, 10:10, 11, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes); Walk the line (Wed & Thu 12, 1:10, 3, 4:15, 7:10, 8, 10: 15, 11, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes); Yours, Mine and Ours (Wed & Thu 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8, 10:20, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes); Zathura (Wed&Thu 12:10, 2:35, 5, Fri-Tue call theater for showtimes)

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Hanks (as a businessman stricken with AIDS), Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Wood­ward and Jason Robards, Jr., this tale of discrimination was the first drama about- the subject many had ever seen. Music by Bruce Spring­steen won an Oscar, as did Hanks' performance.

And the Band Played On (1993) Made for TV, this dramatization of Randy Shilts' book dealt with AIDS and denial, both governmental and in the press. Again, a star-power cast made the TV film possible: Alan Alda, Matthew Modine, Lily Tomlin, Richard Gere, Ian McK­ellen. Not as good as the book, but an important media milestone nonetheless. •

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Gold diggers

RYAN SENAGA

After such contempo­rary incarnations as Bridget Jones's Diary and Bride & Preju­dice, television direc­

tor Joe Wright makes an impressive debut with this generation's proper adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.

Like the immortal first line of the novel says, '1t is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." Five such po­tential wives are the Bennet sisters, with Elizabeth being the most head­strong and autonomous. Mr. Bing­ley, a single man indeed in posses­sion of a good fortune, sweeps into

This generation's Pride & Prejudice is a worthy adaptation

town and instantly catches the eye of Elizabeth's sister Jane. His snob­by but attractive friend Mr. Darcy, however, immediately rubs the be­witching Elizabeth the wrong way and what ensues between the two is a humorous love/hate dance illus­trating class conflict in 18th-century England.

It will be interesting to see how the issues of this film will stack up in an age where youth has never been more independently empow-

ered. The practice of marrying for money may come off as offensive, or at the very least, quaint and cliched, to the legions who have been warned against the art of gold digging from Kanye West. But it would be a shame if this "enlighten­ment" repels the masses because P&P is a pleasant night at the movies.

As Elizabeth, Keira Knightly fi­nally follows through on the prom­ise she showed in Bend It Like Beck­ham and Pirates of the Caribbean. With her coy finger biting, sexily confrontational stares and charming laugh, Knightly glows on screen.

The other actors are mostly terrif­ic. An alternately giggly and weepy Rosamund Pike (as Jane) learned a lot about screen presence since her cold, semi-awkward tum as a Bond bitch in Die Another Day. Brenda Blethyn (Secrets and Lies) plays Elizabeth's maniac-for-a-money­marriage mother with equal parts subdued slapstick and down-to­earth pragmatism. Even Donald Sutherland keeps in check his bad habit of acting with his front teeth and delivers a weary but touching performance ru; the family patriarch. Only Matthew MacFadyen feels wrong; his reading of Mr. Darcy seems more pouty than stand-off­ishly smoldering, and one can't help but miss Colin Firth.

Pride and Prejudice is capably done, but a touch slight. In the end, it takes no real chances with its adapta­tion to stamp it as unique, but it is still a worthy interpretation. It's Mer­chant-Ivory for the iTunes world. •

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I t' s axiomatic that when you have to try hard to be hip, you ain't never gonna be. Case in point is the brutal and awkward "comic

thriller" The Ice Harvest-not very funny, not very thrilling-a dip into a pool of slushy blood. Moreover, this thing has a pedigree; it's direct­ed by Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day), stars John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton (playing the thief Vic as if he, old Billy Bob, were reading from a phonetics chart), with the

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state of Illinois playing Kansas­and none too well. A heavily made­up Connie Nielsen is around, too, as a femme fatale soon to be offed. And there's Oliver Platt at winter weight, a pathetic buffoon on the edge of things-things being the mob, thievery, torture and murder, corrupt cops and sitcomesque dia­logue. Auwe.

Cusack is a mob lawyer. He's been skimming and scamming off the top of mob money and he and Thornton decide to make off with mob millions on Christmas Eve.

The movie almost immediately

gets into trouble, and seems to know it. While Cusack does what he can with wise-ass remarks and a gaggle of facial tics, his chief expression seems to be grief, replete with puffy face and the beginnings of dewlaps. Cusack looks trapped in this movie, realizing that he's been asked to do slapstick-too much slapstick, des-

perate slapstick. Some of it works; but the movie really starts to slather on the blood in its second half-as if there's enough phony blood in the world to cover the plot loopholes. (If the mob were this stupid, there'd be no problem with it in mundane real­ity.) And Thornton, looking em­balmed, phones in his performance in a way we've never seen him do before. He's in a movie made by a bad committee, and he seems to be distancing himself.

This is what Hollywood calls counter-programming-going against all the warm and fuzzy holi­day movies with a real gooey thriller. However, a movie this heavy-handed and badly-paced, and with only half the wit it needs, does­n't counter anything. The audience with whom I saw the movie sat stu­pefied, then escaped the theatre just as the camera was making a final swoop backwards, leaving only the cleaning crew to read the credits. (They didn't. I did.) Finally satisfied that Th~ Ice Harvest had fust-rate caterers, Cusack had one more as­sistant than did Thornton, and that fledgling Focus Features had a hol­iday turkey on its hands, this nay­saying critic departed the theatre, wishing he had seen an Ashton Kutcher movie instead.

Stay away form The Ice Harvest in droves. Have parties. Pray for John Cusack' s career. And have a big stiff drink on me. With ice. •

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Opening Aeon Flux Charlize Theron, in black hair, plays the sci-fi heroine from cartoonland. Nurses in attendance.

Continuing Chicken uttle Disney, having broken with

.Pixar, tries an animation on its own. Let's hope the sky isn't falling. Derailed Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen in a thriller said to make Aniston a real movie star. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Event movies are review-proof in the sense that fans will brave the box-office crowds no matter what they've heard, good or bad. The Harry Potter franchise falls into this category and advance word called this the best and darkest in the series. Though done in a non-gory, PG-13 way, a Hogwarts student's death and a quick instance of self-dismemberment definite­ly qualifies Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the darkest of the film adaptations of JK Rowling's novels. But it's only the second best. Because we've seen all the magical realm ele­ments in other cinematic incarnations, going darker has somehow made the P.roceedings less breathtaking. As the characters (and the fran­chise itself) enter adolescence, a child's awe at the supernatural happenings can no longer be used to ignore the amiable series' borderline­pedestrian formula. Pop culturally speaking, one cannot help but be drawn to Goblet; it's still escapist fun and kids in the audience loved it, but a second viewing for an adult may require having a youngster around. (Reviewed 11/23) -Ryan Senaga Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent stars in a con­troversial movie that some are protesting as too violent. Garcon Stupide A word of caution: Viewers struggling with coming-of-age-fatigue, those

who puked during Breaking the Waves and also those who object to explicit on-screen sex (by which we sort of mean p*rn) ... all of these should not see Garcon Stupide, just oii general principles. Ditto for people who hate subtitles and anyone who has ever said "Freedom Fries" and meant it. Lionel Baier's film follows Loic (Pierre Chatagny), a young man whose emo­tional bankruptcy leads him into a bleak and affectless world of silent, empty sex and frus­trated relationships. We're wanting to say more about the plot, but that's more or less it. (Reviewed 11/23) -Ragnar Carlson The Ice Harvest John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton star in a dark comedy helmed by Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day). In the Mix Usher stars as a bodyguard. He also sings and "dances." 'i Jarhead If the first half of the often rivet­ing Jarhead, about Marines in the first Gulf War, were as good as its second half, it would become a classic-up there with Full Metal Jack­et and The Thin Red Line. And it just might become a classic anyway, once certain histori­cal points, now in process in Iraq, become a lit­tle less propagandiz.ed. Based on Anthony Swof­ford's memoir, the movie nicely omits some of Swofford's hindsight, and concerns itself with the problem of alienation in a kind of war that its participants simply cannot "understand." In 2005, Jarhead can show us detail that earlier war movies could not-post-modern boredom in the desen punctuated by bouts of masturbation, volatile language, occasional violence, fears of infidelity at home sometimes proved. (Reviewed 11/9) -Bob Green Just Friends He's fat. No one loves him. He thins down. Then other complications follow. Ryan Reynolds stars with other unknowns. It's a comedy. Rent With an outstanding cast-six of them from the original Broadway production-the movie version of the popular works. If left to the less talented, the material would likely send you home with a headache as it pounds you into the ground with deathbeds and funerals and heroin needles. Director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter films one and two, Home Alone)

Searching for theWrong-Eyed Jesus Dir: Andrew Douglas, USA, 2005, 82m, NR 'Alt' Country singer Jim White takes his muscle car through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truck stops, biker bars and coal mines. November 30 and December 1 at 1:00 p.m. November 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Infernal Affairs II (Wu jian dao 2) Dir.Andrew Lau, Hong Kong, 2003, 119m, NR, Cantonese and Mandarin w/E.S. The exciting prequel to the smash hit, Infernal Affairs, makes its North American Premiere at the Honolulu Academy of Arts! The setting is the never-ending war between the police and the triads of Hong Kong. December 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Infernal Affairs III (Wu jian dao 3) Dir.Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, Hong Kong, 2003, 1 I 8m, NR, Cantonese and Mandarin w!E.S. December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Electric Shadows Dir: Xiao Jiang, China, 2004, 95m. NR Mandarin wi£.S. Can you imagine a Chinese Cinema Paradiso? Xiao Jiang's entertaining debut feature gives us a vivid impression of what it might be like. December 2, 3, 4. 6, 7 and 8 at I :00 p.m.: December 2. 3 and 4 at 4:00 p.m.; Decemhcr -l, 5, n,1u 6 at 7:30 p.m .

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keeps the pretense and moralizing in check. No sign. of actor self-indulgence; characters are three-dimensional, relationships layered and real. Forget about jetting to New York for the stage version. This one's all you need. (Reviewed 11/16)-Becky Maltby Saw II If you saw Saw !,·you will have seen Saw II, except in II you see more see-sawing with a cast of nubiles. Goo galore. 'i Shopgirl An argument can be made that Steve Martin is the Los Angeles version of Woody Allen, in the sense that Martin's man­ner is more relaxed and hopeful, as opposed to neurotic and pessimistic. One only hopes that, unlike Allen, Martin doesn't spend the twilight days of his career spinning his wheels because Shopgirl is an intelligent, optimistic and bitter­sweet comic entry to his canon. (Reviewed 11/9) -'-Ryan Senaga 'i Walk the Une If you've had your fill of a year's worth of movies about celebrities rising to the top, indulging in booze and pills and shots, plummeting, and then being redeemed by love, it's understandable. However, you must now put that aside in order to see the Johnny Cash/June Carter biopic Walk the Line. As directed and co-written by James Mangold, this biopic is far better-as drama and in its love story chemistry-than Ray, with more than just the requisite climbing up the ladder, falling off the wagon and cleawng up his act scenes. (Reviewed 11123.) -It~. The Weather Man Gore Verbinksi (Pirates of the Caribbean) directs Nie Cage and Michael Caine in a comedy-drama. Zathura The game becomes a movie, a sequel -of sorts.

Art House & Short Runs 'i Capote The screenplay for this film about Truman Capote finds the essence of its story and illuminates it-there's no fat and no self­indulgence. You shouldn't overlook Capote. It's a hell of a lot better than you think it is. (Reviewed 11/2)-B.G. Varsity 'i Contempt (France/Italy, 1963) Dec. 3 is the birthday of renegade director Jean Luc

Godard, who made this infamous movie about movie-making. The cast includes Jack Palance, Brigitte Bardot, director Fritz Lang and Godard himself. Movie Museum, Sat 12/3, 2, 4, 6 & 8PM, $4 members, $5 general, 735-8771 Electric Shadows (China, 2004) Xiao Jiang's cult hit, about pre-television movie mania, a sort of Chinese Cinema Paradiso. A touching film, well told, we're told. Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S Beretania St, Fri 12/2 & Sat 12/3, 1 & 4PM, Sun 12/4, 1, 4 & 7:30PM, Mon 12/5, 7:30PM, Tue 12/6, 1 & 7:30PM, $5 general, $3 students, 532-8768 Fallen Angel & Ministry of Fear (double feature) Fallen Angel (1945): Blacklist-defier Otto Pre­minger directed this nourish drama about love and betrayal, with a cast including Dana Andrews and the near-forgotten Alice Faye (The Dolly Sisters). Ministry of Fear (1944): From Graham Greene's novel about WWII espionage. Birth­day greetings to Angel director Preminger and Ministry director Fritz Lang.

Movie Museum, Mon 1215, 12:30, 4 & 7:30PM, $4 members_, $5 general, 735-8771 'i The Front (U.K. 1976) Dec. I was Woody Allen's birthday, and here's one of his atypical movies (acting, not directing). He plays a "writer" who puts his names on scripts by House on Unamerican Activities-blacklisted writers. (Written by once-blacklisted Walter Bernstein.) With once-blacklisted director Mar­tin Ritt, comedian Zero Mostel and actor Her­schel Bernardi. Movie Museum, Thu 1211, 2, 4, 6 & 8PM, $4 members, $5 general, 735-8771 'i Good Night, and Good Luck Shot in arresting black and white and rich with seam­lessly interwoven archival footage, George Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck is a fas­cinating look back at a dark era in our nation's history. It is a conversation about our era, set in the America of the 1950s. The first clue thereto is that unlike other recent explorations of that time, this film skips right past the famil­iar trope of hypocritical, maybe-not-so-Wy­white-picket-fence 1950s and goes straight for

the jugular of red-baiting, McCarthyism and fear. (Reviewed 11/9) -R.C. Varsity, Dole I can Get it Wholesale for You & F'"1Ye cane Back (double feature) I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1951), directed by once-blacklisted Abraham Polonsky, starring Susan Hayward in a garment-industry drama. Five Came Back (1939) Scripted by once-blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, and starring once-accused-of-Com­munist-sympathies Lucille Ball, in a survivor tale about being trapped in' the Amazon, a once-famous movie. Movie Museum, Fri 1212 & Sun 12/4, 1, 4 & 7PM, $4 members, $5 gen­eral, 735-8771 'i lnfemal Affairs II (Hong Kong, 2003) Pre­quel to the celebrated Infemal Affairs and again directed by Andrew Lau. Konrad Ng of the Academy of Arts says this one, too, is a must-see. Konrad knows. Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S Beretania St, Thu 12/1 & 7:30PM, $5 members, $7 general, 532-8768 'i Infernal Affairs Ill (2003) The final fea­ture in the Infernal Affairs trilogy, and, again, a must-see. The most successful trilogy in recent film-and a powerhouse of rock-n-roll moviemaking. Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S Beretania St, Fri 12/2-Sun 12/4, 1 & 7:30PM, $5 members, $7 general, 532-8768 The Next Industrial Revolution (2003) Shot in Europe and the U.S., this film explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature to enhance profitability. University of Hawai'i HIG Auditorium, Wed 11/30, 3:30 & 7pm, Art Auditorium, Sun 12/4, 5PM, $4 members, $5 general, 532-F68

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P erhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that Honolulu is home to an unusual­ly deep list of great burgers. We have a

year-round outdoor culture, which prevents us from putting away the hamburger buns in late September, and hey-we like to grind. Here's a roundup of some of Honolulu's best burgers.

W&M Bar-B-Q Burgers A kind of quiet Wai 'alae Avenue fa­vorite for generations now, W&M is home to what may be the simplest gourmet-style burgers on O'ahu. True, they may not dress their burg­ers like the big boys, but when they taste this good, who cares?

Your biggest challenge will be getting to the window. The place is set back from the road just Koko Head of City Mill, with only a small brown wooden sign to mark it. You'll need to approach heading 'ewa o°' Wai' alae, then duck in and, most likely, wait for one of the eight parking stalls to opell up.

Once you're actually in line, the process eases considerably. W&M has established a reputation fo{ ex­cellence by keeping it very simple --once you've settled on the burg­er (as opposed to W&M's sole oth­er offering, the BBQ steak sand­which), your choices boil down to whether you want cheese and onions. The Royal Hamburger, wh; i-i is dressed with the works, ·om•'s in at an affordable $2.95-add W &M's delicious French fries and a medium drink and you come in under $6-slightly more than you'd pay at a plate-lunch joint, but the proof of the pricing is in the eat­ing, and W &M hits the spot.

The secret starts with the sauce, a delicious W &M orginal barbeque sauce that's just slightly on the sweet side. The cook dips your pat­ty into the sauce before putting it on the broiler, then again when it's ready to be turned. This second helping may explain why W&M's burgers ·are so consistently tender and succulent.. .you could be for­given for thinking you were eating a pulled pork sandwich, so moist do these babies come off the grill. W&M Bar-B-Q Burger. 3104 Wai'alae Ave, ( 734-3350). Wed­Sun 9AM-4:30PM. Cash only.

South Shore Grill Sometime in the last year, we know it's happened to you. After .a long day at the beach or just before the movie, you headed up Monsarrat Avenue for a taste of Teddy's Big­ger Burgers, one of Honolulu's fa­vorites, only to find the space occu­pied by something called South Shore Grill. Hah? Teddy's wen' close? No way! No worries. Ted­dy's is fine-thriving, in fact, at sev­eral O'ahu locations. And if you were smart, you stopped the car anyway and headed in to South Shore to see why, with Teddy's gone, all those people were still standing in line.

In addition to a full menu of fish tacos, various plate-lunch favorites and other dishes, South Shore Grill is home to one of the most unusual burger offerings in Honolulu. The South Shore Grill Burger ($5.75) starts with a handmade patty that must weigh in at nearly a half­pound. The patty is cooked to your liking-we asked for rare and got rare, which is not always easy in these food-frightened times-then topped with fried onion strings and chef/owner Linda Gehring's signa-

ture chipotle aioli and a heaping portion of slaw. The resulting messy masterpiece is served on homemade ciabatta bread, and is something both to behold and, on a more fun­damental level, to hold.

We said messy, and it is. In three trips, we've never had a burger that didn't fall almost entirely apart by the time we were halfway finished. There may be room to go a little bit easier on the slaw and the aioli ... the ciabattajust can't handle that much sauce.

We also said masterpiece. There's a reason we've made three trips. While the messiness is a challenge, everything about this burger-the warm, crispy ciabatta, patty itself and maybe most of all the spicy aioli-demands that you bust out the napkins and get over your table manners. A burger this good can dress any way it wants.

Other offerings include generous garlic fries and an apple crumble for dessert-not that you'll need it. South Shore Grill. 3114 Monsarrat Ave, (734-0229). Daify 11AM-8PM. Cash only

Big City Diner Honolulu offers plenty of good burgers-we've mentioned a couple above, and there are many other worthy competitors-but if we have a mainstay, it's Big City Diner. Hard as it may be to believe, they've only been around since 1999, but in that short time Big City has become the gold standard in casual dining. And the hamburger, of course, is what casual dining is all about.

There are three Big City Diner lo­cations-we chose the original restaurant in Kaimuki (The blah­sounding name is actually a· refer­ence to the neighborhood's past, when local farmers would marvel at the then-distant downtown lights of the "big city").

BCD's strength is variety. You can get it just about any way you like it-with mushrooms, onions, blue cheese, bacon, whatever, with the basic offering corning in at $6.95.

The flame-broiled patties are gen­erously-sized (about 1/3 pound) and remarkably consistent. Which means they're delicious, every time. Just be aware that if you want yours rare, you'll be asked to sign a wafer­sized waiver agreeing not to hold the restaurant liable. It's a strange touch, and it adds an element of ten­sion to what is otherwise a kick­back place. Besides, in the unlikely event that you did get sick, it's hard to imagine that the waiver would hold up in court. Why bother? • Big City Diner. 3569 Wai 'alae Ave., (738-8855). Mon 7AM-10PM Tue­Thu 7AM-Midnight, Fri-Sat 7-lAM, Sun 6:30AM-10PM. Amex, D, MC, V

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A Taste of New York 1137 11th Ave at Wai 'alae Ave, Kaimu!d (737-DELI). Daily 9:30AM-9PM. Sand­wiches: $11.95-$14.95. Cheesecake: $9.95. Am&, Disc, MC, V. A Taste of New York is O'ahu's closest thing to a bite of a Big Apple deli, serv­ing overstuffed Reubens and Eisen­berg's corned beef from Chicago. Fif­teen bucks may seem steep to Honolulu­ans used to paying $2 for a thin teri-beef sandwich, but these monsters come loaded with 11 ounces of meat. Must try: house-made cheesecake. Based on a recipe from New York's Carnegie Deli, it's not too sweet and the flavorful crust melts in the mouth.

Bonacasa's Manoa Marketplace, 2752 Woodlawn Dr (988-2685). Mon-Sat l 1AM-7:30PM. Sandwiches: $5.95. Cash only. Sometimes you can build a better mousetrap: Owner Larry Yepes, a for­mer surfboard shaper, takes liberties with deli classics-adding veggies and decreasing the amount of meat-to cre­ate successful sandwiches. Paper-thin pastrami slices are fatty and {ender, and the Reuben's. crisp rye stays crisp. There are also pastas on the menu. Take a seat at an outdoor table.

Carnaval Las Palmas Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd (533-0129). Mon-Fri 10:30AM-3PM, 5-9PM, Sat, Sun 5-9PM. Appetizers: $3-$8.95. Entries: $7.50-$15.95. Am&, Disc, MC, V. Camaval Las Palmas is the fourth branch in Wilfredo Valiente's Mexican food chain-and the most ambitious. It's the only Las Palmas that serves dinner and has the most extensive menu. Besides tacos and enchiladas, it has what-is-that

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broth swimming with Portuguese sausage chunks and cabbage. So what if it comes in a plastic bowl?

Sweet Basil _... downtown cafe scene. Just last week, Jan

A 25-seat soba shop open since June at the site where Dai Ryu Noodle House once stood, 1-Naba already looks like a winner. Whether it's major points such as the soba noodle (made fresh every morning with Nagano buckwheat) or subtle ones such as the dashi, backbone of Japanese sauces and broths, ·simplic­ity is key. Everything, from presentation to decor and service is unobtrusive and clean. In a city dense with ho-hum Japanese restaurants, I-Naba shines like a refreshi.ng needle in a haystack.

1152A Maunakea St between Pauahi and Beretania Sts (545-5800). Mon-Fri I0:30AM-2PM. Starters: $4-$7.95. En­trees: $750-$11.95. Am&, MC, V.

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dishes like came de pemin (baked pork butt, FYI) as well as a refreshingly tart shrimp cev,che. The dishes are all well done, with fresh ingredients and lots of cilantro, but if you were hoping Honolu­lu finally has a Mexican restaurant that detours from the rice-and-beans track, think: waiting for Godot.

DaSpot 1908 Pumehana St between Waiola and Algaroba Sts (941-1313, daspothawaii .com). Mon-Sat 10AM-9:30PM. Plate lunch: $6.50. Smoothies: $2.75-$3.75. Cash only. Ahmed Ramadan and Ako Kifuji serve a lot of love along with their cheap, good food-the best of it Middle East­ern dishes based on recipes from Ra­madan's Egyptian family. Sauteed lamb with vegetables is a rich red stew heady

Ajimura and Shirley James reopened Chiyo's-they'II rename it S&J's French Cafe when they hold a grand opening in the next few weeks-and they're already serv­ing up delicious local-style breakfast and plate lunch at can't-miss prices. "Right now w~re serving breakfast all day:' says Ajimu­ra, who works the front of the house while James cooks in back. "We're kind of feeling it out as we go," she says. If lunchtime gets busy enough, they may have to cut back on breakfast hours. For now, breakfast lovers are in luck-Loco Moco at $4.25? Right on. Chiyo '.s (soon to be 5 & J French Cafe). Town Square, 256 N. Beretania St, across from the A 'Ala park basketball courts (545-3473). Mon-Fri 5:30AM-3:30PM, Sat 9AM-3:30PM. Plates: $2.75-$6.25.

with cardomom and cinnan10n. You can choose from 21 types of smoothies too. There are just a few seats in the small storefront, so take your Styrofoam con­tainer of food to the park bench kitty comer to Da Spot for al fresco dining.

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John Heckathprn, he of the Hot Plate, hosts "a beer dinner to rival wine dinners," Dec. l at Chef J Matsukawa's J at the Willows. Matsukawa will pair each of his five courses-oysters & chips, Ahi with with citrus herb pesto, etc-with a beer from Oregon's Rogue Ales. Jack Joyce, founder and president of Rogue Ales, will be in the house to talk about his brewery's offerings. $60, all inclusive. Call 952-9200. • VINO celebrates its anniversary this week with a "A Tribute to Sideways:' In addition to Frank Ostini, owner of the film's centerpiece Hitching Post restaurant and winery, the event will offer a chance to mingle with several other big names in winemaking. Sun, Dec.4, 4:30-7:30PM. $85 per person, by reservation only. Call 533-4476. • Have food news? Email [emailprotected]

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With shows like Lost and Gilligan's Island, movies like Cast Away and Swiss Family Robinson,

and books like Robinson Crusoe, I've been wondering: Are there doc­umented cases of a person or per­sons being shipwrecked on an un­charted, deserted isle and surviving for some length of time only to be rescued later? Are there a lot of large, uninhabited islands in the South Pacific that could sustain a person indefinitely?

-D.G., Dallas, TX

As usual, D., first we have to straighten out your ques­tion. The answer to the one you asked is none too sur­

prising: Yeah, lots of folks have sur­vived shipwrecks, and some spent time on deserted islands in the process. To cite a well-known exam­ple, U.S. Navy lieutenant John F. Kennedy and the crew of PT-I 09 were rescued after several days on an island following the destruction of their boat in a nighttime collision with a Japanese warship in 1943.

But that's not what you're after. What you want to know is whether you can survive the classic Robin­son Crusoe scenario, to my mind de­picted in purest form in the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away (2000), which features a (1) solitary (2) product of civilization who is (3) unexpectedly marooned on (4) a de­serted island for (5) a year or more with (6) only such resources as you'd reasonably expect to find, i.e., naturally occurring food, water, and so on plus a modicum of junk wash­ing up on the beach.

Has anyone really endured such an ordeal? With one possible excep­tion, no-even the fictional Crusoe caught some breaks. Here's my list

of top contenders. (I've discounted poorly documented tales plus episodes of less than a year.)

Alexander Selkirk. Published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is widely ac­counted the first true English novel, one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, blah blah blah. Read it, though, and you realize that even our man Rob has it plenty soft. His wrecked ship snags just off the is­land where he washes ashore; he spends 24 days scavenging tools, weapons, money, food, boards, rope, etc, eventually cobbling together digs that compare favorably with a Holiday Inn. Alexander Selkirk, the real-life inspiration for Crusoe, lived a solitary existence on Mas a Tierra Island, about 400 miles off the coast of Chile, from September 1704 to February 1709. Everybody knows this. What they don't know is that ( a) Selkirk wasn't shipwrecked-he asked to be put ashore because he feared, correctly, that his creaky ship was doomed; (b) while he didn't have the army-navy store's worth of stuff that Crusoe did, he had his sea chest, a musket and ammo, flint and steel, a hatchet, a knife, a kettle, and so on; and (c) as desert islands go, Mas a Tierra was pretty plush, with a gentle climate, fresh water, and abundant shellfish and other edibles. Selkirk basically vegged on the beach for the first 18 months, al­though he did stir himself to Crusoe­like feats of industry thereafter.

The Miskito Indian Will. Sent ashore on Mas a Tierra with an Eng­lish foraging party in 1681, Will was left behind when his employers' ship abruptly departed on sighting sever­al enemy vessels. He was picked up in 1684. The Miskito, often hired by Europeans for their hunting skills, were native to the Caribbean coast of Central America, an environment

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that if anything was harsher than Mas a Tierra.

Philip Ashton. Captured by pirates in 1722, Ashton escaped the follow­ing year and spent 15 months alone on Roatan Island, off Honduras. Ashton's story, appearing so soon af­ter Robinson Crusoe struck some as fiction, but the man apparently did exist; if authentic, his is the only ac­count I know of in which a lone un­prepared Caucasian survives on an island more than a year.

Charles Barnard. Charles Barnard was marooned in the Falk­land Islands with four other men in 1813. They had little besides a boat, some knives, and the ship's dog but did have each other, no small asset. They were rescued after 18 months.

Tom Neale. After decades of bum­ming ·around the South Pacific, Neale realized his life's dream on October 7, 1952, when he was put · ashore on Suwarrow atoll in the Cook Islands and took up residence in an old WWII coastal watchers' shack. Subsisting mainly on what he could catch or raise, Neale lived con­tentedly alone until arthritis sent him back to civilization in 1954. He re­turned from 1960 to 1963 and again from 1967 to 1977, when cancer forced him to check into a hospital, dying that year at age 75. Does the South Pacific have a lot of large, un­inhabited islands that could sustain a person indefinitely? Who cares? As Neale showed, all you need is one.

Comments, questions? Take it up with Cecil on the Straight Dope Message Board, www.straight­dope.com, or write him at the Chica­go Reader, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611. Cecil's most recent com­pendium of knowledge, Triumph of the Straight Dope, is available at bookstores everywhere.

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(March 21-April 19): As I meditated on your immediate future, I got a vision of you making your way through an obstacle course-scurrying across booby­trapped terrains, shimmying: through tunnels, climbing overilarriers, leaping across ditches. Curiously, there was not the least bit of stress etched on your face. On the contrary, your eyes were wide and your expression was exul­tant. You seemed to regard this not as an or­deal, but as a welcome opportunity to expand your resourcefulness.

mu.nu~ (April 20-May 20): In 1953, Ena Bridge got engaged to Tony Bak­er in their hometown of Kent, England. But they broke up and lost touch with each other until recently. Now they're engaged again, planning to go through ,vith the marriage they shrunk back from 52 years ago. I regard them as your good luck charms, Taurus. Soon you, too, will be returning to the site of a long lost dream, revisiting a desire you abandoned years ago or exploring a potential union you gave up on in the past.

~IffilNI (May 21-June 20) I was born in Texas near a facility that manu­factured nuclear weapons. When I lived in South Carolina, my neighbor was a bigoted Klansman. During my time in Ph.ibdelphia, I found a hand grenade on the sideWJ.!k I was shot in North Carolina and beaten up in Michi­gan. I've almost been arrested on fraudulent charges !\vice, once in New York and once in WashingtQII. Despite it all, I love Amenca­every part of it, the red states as well as the blue states. I love its loudness, unpredictabil­ity, extravagance and contradictions. I'm in­trigued by the bil.arre myths at the heart of the public discourse and entertained by the hys­terical tone of that discourse. Now, using my example as inspiration, Gemini, proclaim your appreciation for influences that sometimes drive you half-crazy.

Oune 21-July 22) "Dear Rob: Whenever I'm beset by fear, I sleep with the shield I made for myself. It's a hubcap on which I've glued a bunch of protective sym­bols, like a million dollars in Monopoly mon­ey, the fi'.agment of a mirror I stole from the hospital where I was born, the toothbrush of an ex-lover I'm still good friends with, 20 Tam­iflu pills arranged in the shape of a peace sign, a notebook page on which I wrote my best dream ever (in which my mom and dad were Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama), a library card from Princeton with both my name and Einstein's on it, a painting of a mutant butterfly dive- bombing a rainbow that's on fire and a bumper sticker that reads 'Adrenaline is my drug of choice.' -Laughing at My Anxieties." Dear Laughing: I love your shield idea so much I'm recommending it for my Cancerian readers while d1ey're in their "I Love to Worry'' season.

uo Quly 23-Aug. 22) Of course I ,vant to do everything I can to help you make your dreams come true. But right now there's a more pressing concern. You've got to dream bigger and hotter and wilder. You need to demand more from your imagination and con1urc up more daring fantasies. Herr then. 1 .. -escription from your soul doctor In the m Jn~ week. spend at least ten minute• a dai . torming a the outskirts of you under\~'lN'ing

Vl~G ·----- - -----(Aug ' ~ept. 22 Passing . Vi deo store 11111dow in San Francrs­n p,u • poste1 adl'ertising a set of I)\ l l for a. ' \' , n , ears 01 some old T\ program. \l:'ha: w:b I couldn't tell . Most oi th sign wa; obsrnred. But the blurb at the ,er, Iop promised that ··, ou may never get up o[l tht rouch again"- presumably because

capism, Vtrgo, it's perfectly fine-maybe even healthy-to do so now. Please feel free to dis­appear from the grind for a few days. If neces­sary, flee into an alternate reality.

(Sept. 23-0ct. 22) "Every act of conscious learning requires the ,villingness to suffer an injury to one's self-es­teem," wrote psychiatrist Thomas S;,,asz. "That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all." I hope this ob­servation is a sufficiently gentle preparation for your assignmen~ Llbra. Are you ready to make the entire world your classroom, to expand your capacity to be taught and to master a slew of new tricks? I hope so. To pull it off, you must be ,villing to let your ego die.

~CO.hPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21} Biologist Francis Crick (1916-2004) won a Nobel Prize for co-discovering the DNA mole­cule. Naturally, he didn't have any use for the religious light's pet dognia, Intelligent Design. But neither did he fully endorse evolution. That theory says Earth's first life fofil!s arose from organic molecules, which in turn coalesced from inorganic matter. In Crick's opinion, that process was impossible because there wasn't enough time for such a stupendously complex series of events to unfold, given the fact that our planet is only 4.6 billion years old. To address the discrepancy, Crick favored the theory of "directed panspermia," which proposes that life arrived here via an advanced extraterrestri­al civilization. Your assignment, Scorpio, is to do as Crick did: Carve out a middle ground be­tween l\vo competing perspectives, transcend­ing the narrow definitions that each of them uses to frame the big questions.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In her profile on poet Joh[l Ashbery in The New Yorker, Larissa MacFarquhar reports that his Manhattan apartment is deeply chaotic. "Everything needs to be open and nothing is ever closed," she quotes Ashbery's partner as saying. "Drawers. Cabinets. Closet doors. Everything! All possibilities must be available at all times." This happens to be my exact pre­scription for you, Sagittarius. Make your heart as innocent as possible. Suspend your opin­ions. Judge nothing. Be hungry for the raw truth and beauty that can be captured with the aid of naked receptivity. Oh, and keep all your cabinets and drawers open.

c.AP.hlCO.hN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might want to listen to "Doing the Un­stuck," a song by The Cure. It could prod you to do what you know you should, which is ex­pel yourself forcibly from the rut you're lodged in. "It's a perfect day for letting go/ for setting fire to bridges," the lyrics advise, "for rip-zip­ping and button-poppin!}' for dancing like you can't hear the beat." Maybe some of you are protesting, "But I want to use logic to think my way out of this jam." Here's what I have ·10 say in response: You probably won't get unstuck with your rational mind alone, which is why you should do irrationally constructive things like singing liberation songs very loudly.

.AQU.A.hlU~ Qan. 20-Feb. 18) Did you know that the world has become dra­matically more peaceful in the last 14 years? The 2005 Human Security Report documents how,vars, coup d'etats, and genocide have de­clined 40 percent since 1991. Weapons sales between countries have dropped 33 percent, and the number of refugees has dintinished 45 percent. 1 hope this shocking data, which should have been trumpeted on the front page of every newspaper, will inspire you to throw yourself with rebellious exuberance into this week's assignment: Ignore the cynical masod!ists who preach doom and gloom, and take up the cause of zoom and boom. The as­trological omens say this is your special time to explore the frontiers of pleasure, harmony, integrit, and freedom.

Pl~CU (Feb. 19-March 20) Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has record­ed ' I albums, including Death of a Ladies' ,Ila,.· produced by die legendary Phil Spector. Spector used unusual methods to provoke Co­he1 · genius. like holding a gun to the singer's hem, and demandtng a more emotional deliv­er don ·l recommend that you enlist the ,emce. ot .. r.t. lik Spector nor do I think iou should resor t ,c' , ,l' tral'c"u' goads.

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Collecting the mana World Championship Tour rookie Fred Patacchia, Jr. (pictured) won Top Male Surfer at the first annual Free Surf Magazine Kai.Mana Awards held Sunday at the Waimea Bay Audubon Center. Hawai'i's most talented and respected surfers, young and old, showed up at the gala-among them Ben Aipa, Buffalo Keaulana, Sunny Gar­cia, Megan Abubo, Jamie O'Brien and Bethany Hamilton. Board Stories hosts Zhara Mahlstedt and Chris Latronic emceed the event, with a special appearance from Tony Silva of Da Braddahs and Friends, who showed up as Linda Lingle and Don Ho to present trophies. The program honored Hawai'i's best surfers as voted by their peers and by public ballots that were collected at surf shops during the fall.

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Association of Surfing Profes­sionals (ASP) President Rabbit Bartholemew summarized the sentiment of most everyone in the audience: "Hawai'i, with 365 days of surf a year, still has the best surf in the world."

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