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Kokua Line

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                                About 150 people participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at Magic Island on Saturday. The fund raising walk is for the Best Buddies programs which connects people around the world to indviduals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities at public schools and the University of Hawaii.

Part of Magic Island pathway too close to sea to be repaved

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                About 150 people participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at Magic Island on Saturday. The fund raising walk is for the Best Buddies programs which connects people around the world to indviduals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities at public schools and the University of Hawaii.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm
I walk around Magic Island a couple of times a week for exercise. The new walking path is great, but why was the path on the south side not redone? Read More

Lee Cataluna

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day.

Ain’t no traffic like a commute to Waianae

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day.

Updated on  March 12, 2017 at 12:16 am
The drive from town to the Leeward Coast on a weekday afternoon requires preparation and forethought, fortitude and strategy. It is a simple fact but hard to image: some people endure this every day. Read More

By Request

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                                Chef Ronald Thomas Minezes’ chicken tikka masala is served with a cauliflower-and-potato side dish.

Patience is a staple of Indian cooking

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chef Ronald Thomas Minezes’ chicken tikka masala is served with a cauliflower-and-potato side dish.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Yes, the ingredients are key, technique is important and the spices — many spices — are crucial to Indian cooking. But the prime component: “To cook Indian, it takes a lot of patience,” says chef Ronald Thomas Minezes. Read More

TheBuzz

COURTESY RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
                                A bone-in, 40-ounce USDA Prime Tomahawk-cut rib-eye steak is among the specialties at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Ruth’s Chris ventures to Kauai

COURTESY RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
                                A bone-in, 40-ounce USDA Prime Tomahawk-cut rib-eye steak is among the specialties at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Updated on  March 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm
Ruth’s Chris Steak House will open its sixth isle location at Kauai’s The Shops at Kukui‘ula in the fall, as Hawaii restaurateur Randy Schoch expands his domain. Read More

In the Lineup

COURTESY DOWNING FAMILY
                                Keone Downing paddles into the waves in Waikiki with his grandson Steel Scott for their weekly play date. Waikiki is a special place for the Downing family: It iswhere they learned to surf.

Downings take activist role in Waikiki debate

COURTESY DOWNING FAMILY
                                Keone Downing paddles into the waves in Waikiki with his grandson Steel Scott for their weekly play date. Waikiki is a special place for the Downing family: It iswhere they learned to surf.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm
In a March 7 public hearing, Keone Downing spoke out against the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ proposed replacement for the Royal Hawaiian groin, installed to prevent sand drifting from the beach in front of the Waikiki hotel. Read More

Incidental Lives

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                                Lanihuli Gilbert: The La Pietra junior has become fond of Shakespeare’s villains’ dark wit

Bard’s work fuels teen in travels and in life

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                                Lanihuli Gilbert: The La Pietra junior has become fond of Shakespeare’s villains’ dark wit

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 2:03 am
To Shakespeare, of whom Lanihuli Gilbert is so enamored, all the world was a stage. But to Gilbert, aspiring stage actress, it’s also a pretty good practice studio. Read More

Ferd's Words

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                                San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o (50) during the second half of their NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., in Sept. 2016.

Te’o is out to prove himself once again

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                                San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o (50) during the second half of their NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., in Sept. 2016.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 10:41 pm
In some ways Manti Te’o finds himself back at the beginning again. Even after four years in the NFL he returns to a point where there is a need to urgently prove himself. Even after 223 career tackles there are more than ballcarriers for the former high school and college All-America linebacker to wrap his arms around. Read More

Further Review

Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich uses his smartphone to broadcast on Facebook Live.

Festivus brings out the best of all of us

Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich uses his smartphone to broadcast on Facebook Live.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 1:00 am
When rumors circulated that Nick Rolovich might “suit up” during spring football practice, it wasn’t hard to imagine he might have something wild up his 36-inch sleeve. Read More

The Weekly Eater

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                                Thin slices of beef brisket are placed on the grill at Gen Korean BBQ House. Small dishes of namul — kim chee and pickled vegetables — surround the grill.

Lots of sizzle for your buck at new yakiniku spot

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Thin slices of beef brisket are placed on the grill at Gen Korean BBQ House. Small dishes of namul — kim chee and pickled vegetables — surround the grill.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm
Gen Korean BBQ House just moved into the cavernous former Tsukiji Fish Market space at Ala Moana Center’s Ho‘okipa Terrace with an all-you-can-eat yakiniku concept. Read More

She Speaks

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “There were some major wrinkles in our financial situation over the past year, and I was apprehensive about how we would fare,” writes Christie Wilson in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Shift outlook on inevitable to stop overtaxing sanity

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “There were some major wrinkles in our financial situation over the past year, and I was apprehensive about how we would fare,” writes Christie Wilson in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 12:07 am
There were some major wrinkles in our financial situation over the past year, and I was apprehensive about how we would fare. Read More

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Christian Self, owner of Bevy, crafts and pours new cocktails for his staff during a staff training session.

Storytelling helps bartenders connect with customers

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Christian Self, owner of Bevy, crafts and pours new cocktails for his staff during a staff training session.

Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Bevy owner Christian Self carries the torch for mixology at the corner of Auahi and Keawe streets, where there’s a story for nearly every drink on the menu. Read More

On the Scene

COURTESY NANCY KWAN
                                Nancy Kwan, 77, who lives in Los Angeles, will receive the Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu Lifetime Achievement Award during the Hawai‘i European Cinema Film Festival Awards Gala on March 31 at the Moana Surfrider.

On the Scene with Nancy Kwan

COURTESY NANCY KWAN
                                Nancy Kwan, 77, who lives in Los Angeles, will receive the Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu Lifetime Achievement Award during the Hawai‘i European Cinema Film Festival Awards Gala on March 31 at the Moana Surfrider.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm
Nancy Kwan was training for a career as a ballet dancer when a combination of talent and luck led to her film debut in the title role of “The World of Suzie Wong” in 1960. Read More

fl(ASH)back

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                                Washington is in chaos as newly empowered Republicans struggle to figure out how to govern. President Donald Trump had his own way of making his feelings known. He issued an executive order ahead of daylight saving directing that clocks be set back to the Dark Age, writes David Shapiro.

Republicans fighting over how to best ruin things

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                                Washington is in chaos as newly empowered Republicans struggle to figure out how to govern. President Donald Trump had his own way of making his feelings known. He issued an executive order ahead of daylight saving directing that clocks be set back to the Dark Age, writes David Shapiro.
It’s the last Sunday in February and time to “flASHback” on recent news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

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                                President Donald Trump raises his fist after speaking at the American Center for Mobility on Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.

President’s reaction, not ruling, erodes faith in values

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                                President Donald Trump raises his fist after speaking at the American Center for Mobility on Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.
If we want to inspire confidence in our democracy, we should let the process play out before making angry snap judgments. Read More

On Politics

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                                “If Republican fiscal conservatives are holding elections-have-consequences parties, others, including those just hanging on, could discover that the consequences for Hawaii are bleak,” writes Richard Borreca.

Federal gov’s proposed belt-tightening will put huge squeeze on Hawaii’s budget

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                                “If Republican fiscal conservatives are holding elections-have-consequences parties, others, including those just hanging on, could discover that the consequences for Hawaii are bleak,” writes Richard Borreca.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 12:10 am
There is a flood of scary government budget news this month and it is likely to just get worse. Read More

Show Biz

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Shari Lynn joins the “boys” — Kip Wilborn, Guy Merola, Buz Tennent and Elika Santos — in this year’s attraction for Manoa Valley Theatre’s major fundraiser, “Manoa Marquee,” at the Ko‘olau Ballroom in April.

Vocalists bring Broadway cred to MVT fundraiser

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Shari Lynn joins the “boys” — Kip Wilborn, Guy Merola, Buz Tennent and Elika Santos — in this year’s attraction for Manoa Valley Theatre’s major fundraiser, “Manoa Marquee,” at the Ko‘olau Ballroom in April.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 6:38 pm
“Shari Lynn and the Boys on Broadway,” this year’s attraction for Manoa Valley Theatre’s major fundraiser, is bubbling over with talent. Read More