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THIS WEEK’S QUESTION What have you forgot once but never will again? Editor: Anthony Pignataro My dad’s birthday Associate Editor: Starr Begley To take my meds Calendar Editor: Jessica Armstrong I can’t remember Contributors: Caeriel Crestin, Lloyd Dangle, Rob Parsons, Chuck Shepherd, Cole Smithey


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Someone confesses to being a fan of Restless Native in Letters. Then hot chicks skin muskrats in News of the Weird. Anyone surprised that in the Maui 10, even good news for Hawaiian Telcom is bad news? Then LC Watch ties up some odds and ends. Coconut Wireless examines the mysteries of both the Aloha Airlines shutdown and something called the NHEA. And Eh Brah! just wants its Norton Commando back.

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A little over a year ago HECO and BlueEarth Biofuels announced that they were hooking up to build a couple giant biodiesel refineries in Hawai`i. This week, Rob Parsons looks at the deadly price Southeast Asia will have to pay for these refineries.

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LETTERSTOTHEEDITOR STARR HAS A FAN! You [Starr Begley] probably get a million emails saying people like your column, but I thought I’d just add to the mix. I work at [UH’s] Hamilton Library and every time Maui Time Weekly comes in I read your [Restless Native] column to get a few laughs, even if they are silent ones (I work in the library for God’s sake!). I think you are talented and cute and I’m not a stalker or anything but I just wanted to let you know since I appreciate good local girl-style writing. Anyways, I also wondered if that was you who sold a pair of true religion mickeys on eBay (Restless Native, Mar. 27, 2008). -Jodi Hiroko Yamachika, via email

MORE FROM ROB’S FAN CLUB (The following letters are in response to Rob Parson’s Mar. 27, 2008 column “Positive Energy.”) G&R, who is building the ethanol facility on Kauai, has finally agreed, under intense pressure from the community-to not use coal or fossil fuel to produce their ethanol. And thanks Rob for pointing out how it’s the solar industry that’s been killing initiatives. But it’s not only hot water initiatives—it’s even more so regarding photo-voltaic credits and zero percent loans and other incentives. -Andy Parx, via

JIMMY CARTER, DEMARCATE [sic]. His decision on Oct.24 1978, to deregulate [sic] the airline industry. This ravaged Americas [sic] air transportation system. There is a lot of good articles on the internet about it. -Michael R. Maui, via Anthony Pignataro responds: My bad. Carter did begin the process of airline deregulation. Of course, my mind automatically went to Reagan because he fired 11,000 or so air traffic controllers, which led to the dismantling of American unions and generally made life such a paradise for the working man today. Next time, though, think about posting under your real name.

LIKES LOCAL FOOD It’s good to hear about the locally produced food choices on Maui (“Eat Me!” Mar. 27, 2008). Hopefully it will grow even more in the near future. I can’t wait to hear about community supported agriculture offers, subscriptions and other schemes developing there, too... Basically the idea is that you buy essentially a “share” of an organic farm’s output, and every few weeks or so, you get this box filled with tasty veggies. It’s the new hotness here [in California]. Might do real well there, too! -Gazing at the islands from Navarro Point, via

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Sometimes your energy columns are a little too long making me wonder if the people who should be paying attention to the subject have an attention span that long... they must not all be very bright, that is. The Right to Dry Clothes sounds like a winner. I can picture advocates marching with a clothesline full of clothes held high! With wind power to blow them dry. -Stateside Reader, via

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HE KNOWS SPELLING RE: Coconut Wireless, Thursday Mar. 20—Reagan Administration caused the airline deregulation. You misspelled the President’s name. I know that as a journalist you want to have all your faxes [sic] straight, so people don’t think that you are drinking to much cool aid [sic]. His name is spelled

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NEWSOFTHEWEIRD HOT CHICKS In February Dakota Abbott, 16, edged out Samantha Phillips, 17, to become Miss Outdoors 2008 in Maryland’s Eastern Shore region’s annual beauty-contest-and-muskratskinning festival. The two were the only beauty contestants (out of eight) who entered both competitions. Abbott won her skinning division, but while she sang a song for the judges, Phillips won the talent trophy by skinning a muskrat on stage. “I’ll be honest,” she said to a Washington Post reporter. “I can’t sing. I can’t dance, and I don’t play any musical instruments.” But she took her four-inch blade, sticking it just above the tail, and sliced. “You want to take your knuckles and separate the meat from the hide, just like this,” she told the judges, with her hand inside the muskrat.

COMPELLING EXPLANATION In the 2006 take-off crash of a Comair commuter airliner at the regional airport in Lexington, Ky. (which the FAA blamed on pilot error), all 47 passengers were killed, and 21 lawsuits have been filed, with attorney William Johnson defending the only cockpit survivor (the first officer). The Lexington HeraldLeader reported in January that, in court papers filed in the lawsuits, Johnson had offered the defense that the seat-belted-in passengers should share the blame for their own deaths, in that they should have chosen other airports that might have been safer. Shortly after the newspaper report, Johnson withdrew the defense.

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PRIORITIES In January, a man in Citrus Heights, Calif., had a one-car accident that left him with serious head and body injuries that were perhaps exacerbated because he was not wearing a seat belt (even though the 12-pack of beer on the seat beside him was securely buckled, and survived).

GREAT MOMENTS IN MATURITY Lawyer Kathy Brewer Rentas, 49, was charged with assault in February after asking to shake hands with federal lawyer Jennifer Keane (who was prosecuting Rentas’ husband for probation violation). The handshake began in businesslike fashion, but according to a court security guard, Rentas squeezed the hand, then yanked it up and down hard, “almost pull[ing] Keene’s arm out of its socket” and nearly sending her tumbling to the ground.

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LC Watch Odds and Ends The April 3, 2008 Liquor County Adjudication Board hearing will mark the beginning of yet another year with Donald Fujii as chairman. That means another year of Fujii calling the shots. To defendants, he’s usually curious and often asks questions (some board members rarely, if ever speak) but isn’t known for being all that sympathetic to the plight of licensees. His board colleagues “reelected” him overwhelmingly at last month’s hearing—in fact, no one even bothered to run against him. This is all fitting, considering that the April 3 board agenda is also just more of the same. There’s another case of an establishment allegedly serving an already intoxicated customer (Kahului Ale House) and two more cases involving licensees getting allegedly caught in minor decoy sting operations (Moose McGillycuddy’s in Lahaina and Deli Corner in Ka‘anapali). All three are pleading no contest to the charges. Of course, the overwhelming sameness that seems to afflict the Adjudication Board these days also means that someone somewhere will say or do something completely inexplicable, and that makes the whole thing worthwhile. In other news, LC Investigator James Kendrick has moved on to other things—namely, the county finance department. Hired by the LC in May 2003, Kendrick left the department earlier this month.

HOW MUCH WORSE CAN IT GET? Yes, HT recently made a profit. This is huge, but tempered by two facts. First, that the profit came only because they sold their phone directory business. Secondly, on Mar. 28, the Wall Street Journal ran a story titled “Hawaiian Telcom is No Paradise for Carlyle Group.” In sickening detail, the paper highlighted for pretty much the whole planet how insanely wealthy and powerful private equity firm Carlyle Group has made a gigantic mess of things over at Hawai`i’s little old phone company. Riddled with phrases like “money drain for Carlyle,” “headache for customers” and “the company continues to lose phone customers at a rapid clip,” the story obliterates any notion that Carlyle Group—which is so close to the Bush clan and Saudi royal families—had any business taking over our phone company.

GOOD NEWS FOR DOWLING?! And Wailuku-based Dowling Company rises a couple notches this week on news that the company donated $15,000 to Na Hale O Maui, the very good and necessary community land trust that helps make working people into actual homeowners. Dowling’s generosity would have translated into a bigger gain this week, had The Maui News ran more than the Mar. 28 blurb on the gift that was, in truth, pretty weak. MTW


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WEDNESDAY, Mar. 26 Looks like we might have some much needed federal tax dollars flowing our way. According to a brief story posted on the Honolulu Advertiser website early this evening, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar of Minnesota will fly over Maui tomorrow to look at “critical infrastructure needs.” Oberstar will look at the Pali (Hell yeah, he’s going to look at the Pali!), that backside portion of Pi‘ilani Highway that’s been closed since the October 2006 Big Island quake, some Upcountry water reservoir sites and, of course, Kahului Harbor, according to the paper. Of course, it would be far better if Oberstar actually had to drive the Pali at, say, 5 p.m. on a Friday or out to Kaupo like the rest of us slobs (well, few of us actually have to drive to Kaupo, but still), then he might get a better idea as to what “critical” actually means. In any case, here’s hoping he has a pleasant flight—and that he turns on the big federal tax dollar spigot. Oh, just to be clear: federally funded projects like this are commonly called “earmarks”—the same earmarks that President George W. Bush has (after Republicans lost control of Congress in late 2006) called “wasteful” spending.

THURSDAY, Mar. 27 Ever heard of the Native Hawaiian Education Act (NHEA)? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t—the federal government passed it back in 1988, and


they’ve all but ignored it and the $30 million in tax dollars it receives ever since, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report written about in today’s Honolulu StarBulletin. Designed to provide specialized education assistance to Native Hawaiians, the act has had virtually no oversight from the U.S. Department of Education—no way to track the act’s effectiveness or even where the $30 million goes—according to the GAO report. “[W]e found that little is known about the act’s impact on Native Hawaiian education,” GAO official Cornelia M. Ashby wrote to U.S. Senators Byron L. Dorgan (D, North Dakota), Daniel Akaka (D, Hawai‘i) and Daniel Inouye (D, Hawai‘i) on Mar. 25. “We did not find any impact evaluations, studies, or other types of research linking activities under NHEA to changes in Native Hawaiian educational outcomes.” Of course, the Department of Education told the GAO that “they plan to address these weaknesses,” but gave no timeframe for when that might occur. This is all actually quite understandable: See, the NHEA is part of the Department of Education, which is part of the federal government, which is run by the Bush Administration, which has as its head one George W. Bush who, as must be plain to everyone by now, hates people—black people, Native Hawaiian people, poor people. Basically, people.

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have donated thousands of dollars to local Democrats’ political coffers. For instance, last year Banmiller gave $2,000 to the Hawai`i Democratic Party and $2,000 to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (D, Hawai‘i), and Ackerman gave Inouye another grand, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. It’ll be very interesting to see how this plays out.

FRIDAY, Mar. 28 Somehow, HB 661—which sets up a system for providing public money to local political candidates (check out Greg Mebel’s Mar. 13, 2008 story “Sunshine Laws” for more) somehow passed out of the state Senate Ways and Means Committee. That’s right, good government people: the bill is still alive, despite having been killed for each of the last nine years. I know—I’m surprised, too.

SATURDAY, Mar. 29 Nice to see the state Legislature fighting to keep Aloha Airlines alive. I think it’s totally forlorn, but still, the effort can be good. According to today’s Honolulu Star-Bulletin, our own state Senator Roz Baker (D, 5th District) is pushing for a bill that would “allow the state to guarantee up to 90 percent of the principal balance of a private loan to a Hawaii interisland air carrier.” Though the bill is explicitly for any “inter-island air carrier,” there’s no question the proposal represents a potential state bailout of Aloha. Though Aloha execs wouldn’t comment for the Star-Bulletin story, they have to be pleased—especially considering the financial help they’ve given the Democrats. It’s probably in bad taste to bring this up, but Aloha executives like President/CEO David Banmiller and Vice President Stephanie Ackerman

SUNDAY, Mar. 30 Well, that was quick. Today Aloha Airlines threw in the towel, announcing on its website that tomorrow it will shut down all inter-island and trans-Pacific passenger flights, even though the company is still in bankruptcy court and the state Legislature has yet to pass any bailout bill. Just like that, a 61-year-old company is finished, and 1,900 people across the state are out of work. Oh, and now there’s even less competition in the inter-island airfare market, which means higher prices and less flights for all concerned. “This is an incredibly dark day for Hawaii,” Banmiller said in the statement. You think?

MONDAY, Mar. 31 And now things get interesting. State Senator Baker is insisting that there’s still time to save Aloha, but given the fact Aloha passenger planes won’t be flying tomorrow, that’s doubtful. But even more fascinating is today’s Pacific Business News online story that contrasts Governor Linda Lingle’s and Senator Inouye’s responses to the Aloha Airlines shutdown. Seems that Lingle–who has taken $10,040 from Aloha execs and PACs since 2002, according to state campaign spending records–is a lot more skeptical of Aloha’s actions than Inouye. Shocking, I know: according to

PBN, Lingle said she’s going to ask bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King, who’s handling the matter, to force the airline to “provide sufficient time and proper notification to employees of the shutdown and that all additional steps be taken to protect the interests and rights of Aloha employees.” Not a bad move, though King rejected doing any such thing. Lingle is also saying she’ll set up a “special labor department team” to assist those 1,900 Aloha employees in finding new work. As for Inouye— the recipient of $13,250 in campaign contributions from Aloha Airlines execs since 1997, according to the Center for Responsive Politics—PBN says he’s far more forgiving of Aloha, especially Banmiller. “He did everything he could,” Inouye told the paper, adding that we should commend the CEO for “working round the clock and pursuing every angle.”

TUESDAY, Apr. 1 You know what I love? Getting completely unsolicited and unsuitable submissions from companies/organizations/hate groups located thousands of miles away, then receiving bitchy emails not long after I’ve deleted said submissions. “I wanted to follow up on the piece I sent your way a couple of days ago,” one recently jilted PR flack wrote me. “If it’s not too much trouble, I’d really appreciate it if you could send me a quick note to let me know if you’ll be able to use it.” Seriously—I can’t get enough of that. Please people, send more. Get snarky news and commentary from Anthony Pignataro sent directly to you cell phone. Just text “follow apignataro” to 40404 and we’ll do the rest. MTW


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By Rob Parsons


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hirteen months ago, in February 2007, the announcement that Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) would partner with BlueEarth Biofuels LLC to build a $61 million biodiesel refinery on Maui caught many by surprise. Touted as a way to start weaning Maui Electric Company’s (MECO) Ma‘alaea generators off petroleum, the secondary goal was to stimulate local agricultural production of biofuel crops. “This is a huge and gigantic step in the right direction,” Mayor Charmaine Tavares said at the time. Yet many unanswered questions dampened the initial enthusiasm. Who was BlueEarth? Was the company qualified to do such a project, even though it never built a refinery of any size, much less a 120 million gallon/year facility? And why were they chosen by HECO and MECO—bypassing state procurement laws—over award-winning local producer Pacific Biodiesel? More issues arose. Should the state Legislature consider awarding $59 million in special revenue bonds without even the benefit of reviewing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)? Would building such a large facility really stimulate local biodiesel crop production? A 2006 mandate for 10 percent ethanol in our gasoline had predicted similar local business opportunities, but hasn’t yet panned out. As a result, all Hawai‘i’s ethanol still comes from outside the state. Then there was the most burning questions of all: would Hawai‘i import palm oil from Indonesia and Malaysia, where its boom has brought about devastating environmental, ecological and social justice issues? News of the HECO/BlueEarth proposal was soon followed by word that Imperium Renewables of Seattle hoped to build a 100 million-gallon-a-year (mgy) biodiesel refinery on Oahu. Imperium was also planning to import “significant amounts of palm oil from Southeast Asia, primarily Indonesia and Malaysia,” according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Now, a year later, it’s time to examine the true price of HECO’s decision to open a “palm oil pipeline” for Hawai‘i’s electrical generation needs.


It is unthinkable that such an environmentally aware state as Hawai‘i would consider for a moment importing palm oil from anywhere in Southeast Asia,” Sean Whyte, Chief Executive of U.K.based Nature Alert, says. “If it does, it will arrive tainted with the blood of thousands of orangutan deaths. Hawai‘i residents will then become part of the problem rather than part of the solution.” Nature Alert’s regular email outreach on the destructive impacts of the palm oil industry echoes those of dozens of other environmental organizations. Two weeks ago, a study released by the World Wildlife Fund warned that destruction of Sumatra’s natural forest is accelerating global climate change and pushing endangered species closer to extinction. Though the island of Borneo is similarly facing rapid expansion of oil palm plantations, Indonesia’s fastest rate of deforestation is occurring in Sumatra’s Riau province, according to the study. There, during the last 25 years, more than 4.2 million hectares (10.5 million acres) of tropical forests and peat swamps have been cleared for industrial plantations. “Worldwide, deforestation continues at an alarming rate of about 13 million hectares (nearly 33 million acres) a year,” announced the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in their 2007 State of the World’s Forests report.

In 2007, the UN Environment Programme released a compelling Rapid Response Assessment, titled The Last Stand of the Orangutan/State of Emergency: Illegal Logging, Fire, and Palm Oil in Indonesia’s National Parks. The Borneo Orangutan is listed as Endangered, while the Sumatran Orangutan (a separate species) as Critically Endangered, with barely 7,000 left in the wild. Loss of habitat from deforestation has driven some of these magnificent apes to starvation, though others are shot, killed by machete or burned alive from slash and burn clearing. In Malay, the word “orang-utan” translates to “man of the forest.” Indeed, this magnificent ape may be man’s closest relative, sharing nearly 95 percent of the DNA with homo sapiens, the species placing their survival in jeopardy. While the orangutan is the “poster child” of rainforest destruction in this region, the impacts on countless other species, endangered and otherwise, has approached tragic proportions. A long list of Critically Endangered species includes the Javan Rhinoceros, Silvery Gibbon, Mentawai Macaque, Sumatran rabbit, flying squirrel, rhinoceros and water shrew. Another 100-plus species are designated Endangered or Vulnerable, including the Clouded Leopard, Sumatran Tiger, Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Malayan Tapir and Porcupine, as well as dozens of bird species.

he broad impacts of the Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil boom are not limited to the forests and their unique creatures. Surging palm oil prices are causing food costs to soar, indigenous people to lose their traditional lands and lifestyles as well as poisoning the earth, air and water. The January New York Times article “Once a Dream Fuel, Palm Oil may Be an Eco-Nighmare” related the rising cost of cooking oil throughout Asia, especially in India, where palm oil demand for biodiesel has tripled its price over the past two years. Food costs among the poorest of Asia’s people are greatly affected, the Times reported. A February study by Smithsonian scientists published in the prestigious journal Science revealed that many biofuels, including Malaysian palm oil, have greater aggregate environmental costs and emissions than fossil fuels when other factors are weighed, including forest burning, carbon release from draining peat lands, processing and transportation to the end market. (Maybe that explains why every time I type “biofuels,” my computer’s spell check program wants me to change the word to “befouls.”) Oil palm production is also dependent on large input


of fertilizers, mostly nitrogen, according to John McCarthy, a lecturer at Australian National University who’s managing a research project in Indonesia. One observer estimated the fertilizer demand at 50 kilos per year to achieve maximum production. Writing in the Mar. 28 Jakarta Post, McCarthy noted that with new policies allocating lands to investors interested in biofuel production crops, the country’s land in plantation production is expected to triple to 20 million hectares (nearly 50 million acres). Forest Peoples Programme, a human rights group based in the Netherlands, has collaborated with the Indonesian group Sawit Watch on a number of publications about the ongoing injustice to indigenous peoples’ landholdings and tribal rights. The collective stories they tell share a common theme: native people pushed off their own lands by profiteers at the expense of their lifestyles, livelihood, resources and dignity. Sawit Watch works in 17 Indonesian provinces and has documented more than 350 land conflicts related to palm oil plantation development. ack in Hawai‘i, HECO’s announcement had barely sunk in with the community when local eco-minded organizations sounded the alarm. Why would HECO support the huge refinery proposals, knowing that it would be five to 10 years before any biofuel crops planted locally would mature and bear fruit? This would lock us into another imported fuel—one with its price rising dramatically in addition to its myriad deleterious impacts. Furthermore, the combined capacity of the two proposed refineries far exceeded the capacity of what could be produced on statewide agricultural lands, even if all available acreage were utilized for this purpose. In May 2007, the state Legislature approved $59 million in special revenue bonds bill, with amendments, despite testimony that opposed the vote by a six to one margin. Special revenue bonds are not an outlay of state funding, but allow a business venture to use the state’s preferred bond lending rate to their advantage. Word quickly spread beyond the Islands. Last June, Rettet den Regenwald (Rainforest Rescue)—a German rainforest action group—posted a Hawai‘i coalition press release and online action to ask Governor Linda Lingle to veto the $59 million revenue bond measure. Despite more than 8,000 emails sent from the site to the governor’s office, she signed the bill. Concurrently, HECO began trying to deflect criticism that they were going to be complicit in environmental destruction in Southeast Asia or elsewhere. They announced a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to hash out the criteria for procurement of “sustainable biofuels.” This curious alliance raised a number of eyebrows. Why would such a respected conservation and protection group go through this exercise in trying to assign sustainability criteria to an industry clearly out of control with regard to environmental standards? The agreement to work together actually pre-dated the mid-summer 2007 round of public meetings on three islands that attempted to explain draft “sustainable biofuels” criteria. Months earlier in appeals to the Legislature for revenue bond funding, HECO and BlueEarth incorporated their “working with NRDC” comments into written and spoken testimony to imply adherence to good environmental standards. As a former contributor to NRDC, I often clicked on their BioGems email appeals, signed petitions and sent money to save wild places from pending development. Past and present BioGems efforts include ecosystems from Patagonia to the Arctic Refuge, and from the Tongass National Forest and Yellowstone to the Tahuamanu Rainforest in Peru.


The dire situation in Indonesia and Malaysia from illegal logging and palm oil plantation slash and burn clearing could have originated a BioGems appeal of its very own: Dear BioGem Defender: Two giant energy companies are pushing to import over 200 million gallons of palm oil from alongside Indonesia’s spectacular rainforests. We need your immediate action to block this destructive green-washing scheme, which could pave the way for further massive agro-business industrialization and devastating these natural resource treasures and unique ecosystems. Please go to and urge Hawaiian Electric Co., BlueEarth Biodiesel and Imperium Renewables to halt the palm oil importation proposals until thorough studies of potentially devastating environmental impacts can be carried out. The Indonesian Rainforest is an important resource in the fight against global warming as the “lungs of the Earth”, sequestering massive amounts of CO2. The emissions from thousands of yearly fires in SE Asia, while clearing forest and peat for mono-crop plantations, has landed Indonesia as the world’s third largest producer of harmful greenhouse gases, after China and the U.S. Use by energy companies and utilities in Hawai‘i would accelerate the demand for palm oil exportation and production, and, with the help of NRDC, would continue to encourage reckless and destructive everlasting alterations of these unique ecosystems. Please go to _Generation.html and demand that the NRDC protect the rainforests, their indigenous peoples and endangered species and stop burning down the forest! Thank you for helping to protect our remaining pristine rainforests, and keeping our precious Hawaiian islands from becoming the scourge of the global environmental community. he HECO/NRDC alliance appears to have been forged through a long-standing friendship between Karl Stahlkopf, HECO’s senior vice president, and Ralph Cavanaugh, NRDC’s senior attorney. Stahlkopf worked for a national utility company— Energy Power Research Institute of Palo Alto, California—


that had dealings with Indonesia during the heyday of the corrupt Suharto regime. According to a December 1998 Wall Street Journal article, most of the billions of dollars of U.S. electricpower investments in Indonesia between 1990 and 1997 went through Suharto’s cronies and relatives. Suharto died in January. He had been ousted in May 1998 after 32 years of dictatorship but escaped a corruption trial associated with his amassing a huge fortune during his years in power because his lawyers said his poor health would not allow him to stand trial. A recent Bali Times cover story reported that Suharto’s half-brother was freed from jail after serving two-thirds of his four-year sentence for corruption. As for Cavanaugh, he’s “never met a private utility he didn’t like,” Daniel Berman, co-author of Who Owns the Sun? said during a WBAI-FM interview, according to environmental author Lorna Salzman’s article “National


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Resources Defense Council: Eco-logic or Eco-sellout?” For its part, the NRDC insists that its partnership with HECO will be for the good. “NRDC decided to become involved since HECO planned to move forward to source biodiesel with or without our involvement and we hoped that with our involvement we could help to steer the production of palm oil in a more sustainable direction and that although burning biodiesel for electricity is not the ideal source, it is better than burning fossil fuels from a total GHG perspective,” NRDC’s Amy Greer emailed me. Eventually, Hawai‘i groups rallied, and a coalition of five organizations issued a 46-page analysis of the HECO/NRDC draft criteria, which also faced scathing questions during a round of public meetings. The five groups— Sierra Club-Maui, KAHEA, Life of the Land, ‘Ilio‘ulaokalani Coalition and Environmental Defense-Hawai‘i—released the critique of HECO’s proposed sustainability criteria for procurement of biodiesel from palm oil. Circulated to worldwide groups, soon more than 70 organizations from a dozen nations lent their support to the Hawai‘i coalition comments. Undaunted, HECO and NRDC issued their final biodiesel procurement policy in late August 2007, claiming they had incorporated public input into the document and strengthened safeguards. An independent auditor would assure sustainability standards, they wrote. They added that their criteria complied with the standards set by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an international organization of more than 200 members “representing all aspects of the palm oil industry that has worked for the past five years to create a sustainable model for palm oil production,” according to the HECO press release. Around the same time, Hawaiian Electric Company became a member of the RSPO. Also last summer, Maui watchdog groups publicly called for HECO and BlueEarth to prepare an EIS, noting that one of the triggers for Hawai‘i’s law is building an oil refinery. Sharp eyes noted that BlueEarth’s website had changed language about their facility from a “refinery” to a “transesterifaction facility,” claiming the process was more akin to making soap than refining oil. Then in September, BlueEarth yielded, announcing that they would prepare a “voluntary EIS.” So far, more than six months have passed, with no sign of such a document. BlueEarth has conducted their work largely behind the scenes, with Kiwanis and Rotary meetings and a panel discussion at the November 2007 Maui County Energy Expo being the only times they addressed the public, other than on their website or The Maui News’ op-ed page. Along the way, the company hired former Maui County Council Chair Dain Kane as their Maui Liaison. When the Maui County Council re-hired Kane as their lobbyist to the state Legislature in January of this year, some questioned if there was an ethical conflict of interest in lobbying for both the county and BlueEarth. Just before the holidays, Imperium Renewables fired its Chief Executive Officer. Two weeks later, the company announced that they were postponing an IPO—Initial Public Offering—of $345 million in company stock.


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Imperium had intended to use two-thirds of that sum to construct refinery facilities in Argentina, Philadelphia and at Barber’s Point on Oahu. Imperium’s plans are now uncertain, and they could default on an exclusive contract to supply biodiesel to Constellation Energy on the East Coast by this December. In analyzing the reasons for the recent moves, Rick Kment—a biofuel analyst in Omaha, Nebraska— noted that the price of soybean oil has risen by 78 percent, and that palm oil, also used by Imperium, has also seen prices rise sharply. It seems that HECO— the parent public utility company for three of four Hawaiian Island counties (Kauai Electric is co-operatively owned by its ratepayers)—has pigeonholed itself into choosing biofuel electrical generation above all other choices. Indeed, MECO, which is heavily invested in diesel-burning power plants that require some 75 million gallons yearly, might assume that replacing petroleum with biodiesel in their Ma‘alaea boilers is the quickest fix towards renewable energy. They may be missing the greater point that, while some may consider biofuels renewable, the biodiverse forest ecosystems that once stood where they are grown are irreplaceable. All sustainability is local.” That’s the mantra of Kelly and Bob King, owners of Kahului-based Pacific Biodiesel. Their successful business model incorporates using locally available oils (recycled cooking oils at their Hawai‘i facilities) to produce competitively priced biodiesel fuel, mainly for transportation purchases. “There’s too many things that don’t add up about the motivation to do this project,” Kelly King said at last July’s public meeting regarding the HECO/NRDC procurement criteria. Importing foreign oil, diesel or otherwise, should in no way be deemed “sustainable,” she said. The Kings are also co-founders of the non-profit Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, whose ultimate goal is a certification process to verify that all points in harvesting, production and distribution meet sustainability standards for community-based biodiesel. “If you build it, they will come,” HECO’s Stahlkopf said at the July meeting, referring to an incentive for local agricultural ventures to grow biodiesel feedstock crops. Yet, local high costs of land, water, labor and equipment may never compete with those in so-called “Third World” countries, and no cost analysis or fuel crop testing has been done to date in Hawai‘i. In fact, HECO has also failed to acknowledge that it may be far more important to utilize available or fallow Hawai‘i farmlands for food production rather than energy crops, as we import 80 to 90 percent of both our

food and energy needs. Hawai‘i environmental groups have urged HECO to pursue renewable energy solutions that incorporate locally abundant sources—wind, solar, waves and ocean thermal technologies. Yet public utilities officials seem unyielding in their support for constructing the huge biodiesel refineries, far beyond the scope of what could ever be supported by future locally grown biofuel agriculture. The premise that an “independent auditor” could verify “sustainable source” for palm oil strikes many as ludicrous, especially since Hawai‘i has a mottled history of environmental enforcement, including the recent lawsuits swirling around the process to approve the $230 million Hawai‘i Superferry. Henry Curtis, Life of the Land’s Executive Director, is a veteran of dealing with legislators, HECO and the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on energy issues. “In an era where so many cases of abuse are being documented worldwide regarding agrofuels and palm oil, Hawaiian Electric Company pledged transparency, but has now reneged on that promise, and has requested multiple layers of secrecy before the Hawaii PUC,” Curtis wrote in response to HECO’s Imperium Services proposal. “Shame. Shame. Shame.” Curtis was among those participating in public education sign-waving in January at the University of Hawai‘i campus. With the world’s media watching a U.S.-initiated meeting with 16 of the world’s top carbon-emitting nations, protesters held signs saying “HECO: No Rainforest Destruction For Biofuels” and “BlueEarth Greenwash.” Against objections, HECO has gained approval to build another liquid-fuel burning generation plant at Oahu’s Campbell Industrial Park. Originally proposed to burn ethanol, HECO switched their plans to have the 110-mw plant burn biodiesel. With palm oil prices soaring, Imperium’s plans wavering and the world watching Hawai‘i’s decisions, the new plant, scheduled to be operational in 2009, appears to be in limbo. So what is the ultimate price of HECO, BlueEarth and Imperium’s decisions to commit resources to importing another foreign fuel? In the case of palm oil biodiesel from Indonesia and Malaysia, the ultimate price is not paid in dollars, but in ecological crimes against nature, injustices to native peoples and in extinctions to some of the most majestic creatures with which we share the planet Earth. Sacrificing all this to keep Hawai‘i’s lights on and homes and condos air-conditioned is not merely unacceptable, but is also ill-conceived and reprehensible. To paraphrase Nature Alert’s director Sean Whyte, it’s time for Hawai‘i to step forward and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. MTW



Total Package Waikapu Grill at the Maui Tropical Plantation “has it all” for local families This past Sunday my daughter and I dug out on the hubby and baby to spend some quality time together at The Waikapu Grill at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Open for lunch every day, the Grill offers the perfect balance of gorgeous and kidfriendly surroundings.

Waikapu Grill

Photos: Jason Waterhouse

Located in the Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy, Waikapu, 244-7643. Open daily 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $

We sat by an open window peppered with colorful foliage that allowed us to feel the cool breeze coming down from the West Maui’s. The ambience was awesome: a foun-

tain spraying plumes of water into the air from the middle of the gigantic duck pond right in front of our seats. While the kid began to color the hula dancer on her keiki menu, I scanned the dining room, wondering why we appeared to be the only local people there. Between the beautiful surroundings and the affordable menu, it seemed like the perfect place for a Maui family to do lunch. Ordering was difficult. I couldn’t decide between the Makai Gardner Salad (a pineapple or half an avocado filled with crab or tuna salad, then served on mixed greens and dressing), the Maui Outrigger (half of a Maui Gold pineapple filled with fresh island fruit, some which came directly from the Maui Tropical Plantation and then served with banana bread and either cottage cheese or

(Top) Waikapu Grill Dining Room (Left) Waikapu Grill Pupu Sampler

triple fruit sherbet) or the stuffed Mahi Mahi (curry crab and spinach filling, broiled and served with fresh fruit salsa, steamed rice

and sautéed veggies). The menu also offered yummy burgers and sandwiches. There was even a tempting vegetarian option—the “Garden


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Photos: Jason Waterhouse

(Left) Waikapu Grill Fish Tacos (Right) Macadamia Nut Cream Pie

Delight,” filled with lettuce, cucumbers, avocado, sprouts and tomato served on a focaccia roll with pesto. In the end, my daughter went with the keiki pizza and I went chose the Pupu Sampler, which contained calamari steaks, kalua pork quesadillas and spring rolls. The keiki pizza came with Pog— adorned with a fancy pineapple wedge—which my daughter chose to

have blended with ice, turning it into slush. Both of our meals were plated beautifully. They even had real fresh orchids on them that we promptly put in our hair. The calamari was yummy and came with sweet chili sauce. The veggie spring rolls were also really tasty. But my favorite pupu was the kalua pork quesadilla, made

with slow cooked pork and cabbage, poblano peppers, onion, cilantro and cheeses, served with a fresh and light cilantro-lime sauce. For dessert we ordered the home-made Macadamia Nut Cream Pie and, at the suggestion of our friendly and awesome server Kristen, the Fruit & Stuff. The pie was good, though loaded with a few too many mac nuts for my daughter’s liking (after all, it is a grown-up dessert).

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But the Fruit & Stuff was absolutely amazing: banana bread, ice cream, sherbet, fresh fruit, whipped cream and mac nuts served up in a big banana split bowl. It was delightful and gargantuan. Between the two of us, we couldn’t finish it and we can put away some serious sweets. After our lunch we walked the property, made fun of the monkeys and fed the ducks by the pond. Where else on Maui can you do that? MTW

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PENNE PASTA This little Mark Ellman Italian place in Lahaina Town gets a lot less press than it should. On some Sunday afternoon, go sit on the small patio and order a plate of spaghetti or a flatbread pizza (the one with tomatoes and basil is outstanding). The view is just of sleepy Dickenson Street, but you’ll be overcome by a feeling of quiet contentment. 180 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 661-6633. Open M-F, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sa-Su, 5-9:30 p.m. $




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I’m going to be honest with you: Pita Paradise may have outstanding gyros and falafels, but their outdoor patio leaves a lot to be desired. It overlooks a portion of the Kihei Triangle parking lot, meaning there’s pretty much no view—unless you like to watch people going in and out of Kahale’s. But the deck is large and can be rather nice in the afternoon. Kihei Kalama Village, 1913 S. Kihei Rd., 875-7679. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $


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MANANA GARAGE Ahh, sitting on the patio at Manana Garage, which overlooks lovely, lovely Lono Street in Kahului. What could be more romantic? I’m kidding, of course—but there is something oddly pleasant about sitting out there in the early evening hours, munching on chips and guacamole while sipping a Corona… 33 Lono St., Kahului, 873-0220. Open m-Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; M,W,Sa night lounge 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $



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The patio at this Westside ‘50s diner is on the second floor and kind of covered, so you’ve got no real dining under the stars possibility, but it does afford views of Front Street, Lahaina Harbor and the Banyan Tree. What more can you say? Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 667-0908. Open 10:30 a.m-10:30 p.m. $

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KAHUNA KABOBS Located in the Lahaina Marketplace, near a few other tiny eateries, trinket carts, activity booths and that old treehouse place that would really make a cool restaurant if someone ever re-opens it, Kahuna Kabobs doesn’t really have a patio: just a few chairs and small tables arranged near their take-out window. But really—when you’re devouring a chicken kabob or fish taco here, does it really matter what you’re looking at? Lahaina Marketplace, 661-9999. Open 9:30 a.m-9:30 p.m. $ MTW


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Big Music Saturday (April 5) 2 p.m., Lahaina Civic Center [MUSIC] First a confession: I had no idea who Big Mountain was when I sat down to write this. Actually I did, but I didn’t know that I did. See, they’re the guys from California who remade that catchy, reggae version of Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way” 10 or 12 years ago. Now I’m excited, because I really, really like that song. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard Frampton’s original. Of course, there’s no need to listen to it now, because the B.M. version was sufficiently groovy and soulful to push it to the top of American Billboard charts in 1995. They’ve also done a bunch of other songs, including lots of reggae-meets-R&B stuff that’s supposed to be really great. They also recently put out an album called Versions: Undercover. Warming up for them at this show are Oahu dancehall reggae artists Maxx Effect and Anjj Lee, as well as Soul Free, InnaVision, Conscious Healing and Kawao. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the upcoming International Festival of Canoes. Tickets: $20. Available at Requests Music, Wailuku; Premier Video, Kihei; online at [JESSICA ARMSTRONG]


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[COMEDY] What’s funnier than an interactive comedy show about a bunch of improv pirates on the hunt for creative booty? A bunch of improv pirates dressed in eye patches and jester hats, that’s what. Seriously, the InsPirates have been entertaining, educating and shocking Maui audiences long enough for us to know that this “Fool Circle” show will be a riot. Besides all the foolish improvisation happening on stage, there will be interactive audience games (in case you need help making a fool of yourself) and a dance party afterwards with DJ Plush’s booty shaking beats. Tickets: $15 at the door ($10 in fool costume!) [JA]


DaFactory Birthday Bash Saturday (Apr. 5) 5 p.m. at the Pawela Cannery, Haiku [EVENT] DaFactory, a glass blowing studio in Haiku, celebrates its first birthday this weekend. And like all good locals do, they’ll celebrate with a gigantic bash. Sorry, no lau lau or poi, but there will be live glass-blowing, a fashion show, music performances and pupus, as well as all the other good stuff that goes on during the cannery’s monthly First Saturday Art Walk. The glass-blowing demonstration begins at 5 p.m., the fashion show at 6:30 and the music performances at 10 p.m. Free. Music performance $30. For more information 575-9222.


Gimmee a Toot-Toot Sunday (Apr. 6) 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lahaina Cannery Mall [CAR SHOW] For those really, Really, REALLY into automobiles, it’s not necessary to say anything more than those two words to get your engines going. This weekend will see a hundred hot rods, classics, sports cars and motorcycles from across the state. If you care (but you probably don’t), there will be food and drink that will be available from Compadres and Lahainaluna High. All proceeds will help out Lahainaluna’s athletics department. And the event is free, though you’d probably pay to see it. Oh, and HI Stunters–a motorcycle stunt group from Oahu–will show up, too. Free. For more information call Steve at 661-7189.




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Laughing Abstract Farrell and Gleeson get dark in black comedy In Bruges (pronounced “brooj”) is a unique and stylized black comedy that makes good on its ostensibly simple hitmen/boss story. Colin Farrell has visible fun as Ray, a newbie assignment killer sent to Bruges, Belgium with his more experienced Irish compatriot Ken (Brenden Gleeson), to hide out after a London kill that went astray.

In Bruges

★★★★★ Rated R/101 min.

A Laurel and Hardy friendship develops between the two men as they tour Belgium’s best preserved medieval city while awaiting instructions from their excitable and profane boss Harry (exceptionally played by Ralph Fiennes). The film shifts into a postmodern existential satire even as the body count goes up in a surprisefilled climax. Here is an unapologetically irreverent European flick that makes subtle character development as effortless as Colin Ferrell’s upward bent eyebrows. “You’ve got to stick to your princi-

ples” is the theme that Ray, Ken and Harry wrestle with individually as their similarbut-different purposes are revealed for coming to the picturesque town with its romantic canals, bridges, and cobblestone streets. Harry visited Bruges with his parents as a boy and looks back nostalgically on the ancient city as a magical kind of fantasy land. Ray and Ken are two fish out of water and as such attract odd pals that include drug dealers, prostitutes, and a racist American dwarf film actor Jimmy (Jordan Prentice). There’s some borrowing from last year’s black comedy hit Death at a Funeral in transferring a dwarf character to carry significant plot points, but when Jimmy goes off on a cocaine rant about an imminent race war, the character metaphorically sticks out his tongue and bites it clean off. Ray repeatedly complains that Bruges is a “shithole” while happy-go-lucky Ken clearly enjoys the place’s innate charm. But Ray’s generally put-off demeanor conceals a terrible heartbreak over a lethal mistake he made in London. Nonetheless, Ray’s spirits rise when he meets a local hottie named Chloe (Clemence Poesy), a criminal in her own right, with a boyfriend (Jeremie Renier) who loads his gun with blanks. Writer/director Martin McDonagh (Six Shooter) follows the form of classic ‘60s era European cinema in giving the first act a leisurely pace in which nothing much seems to happen while layers of behavior are adding up. There’s no mistaking the township of the title as an enormous secondary character stealing for menace.

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So this is postmodern existential satire In Bruges is a movie that makes you thirsty for the golden Belgian beer that its characters savor at every opportunity. It made me want to travel to Bruges to spend a few days drinking, but the film’s rapid submersion into the inky waters of pitch black comedy is its real reward. Black comedy is a rich genre when done well because it forces the audience to look at humor, culture, and death under an abstract microscope. I just love a good abstract laugh. MTW



Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival’s Candlelight Cinema

Castle Theater, 572-3456 Bonneville - PG - W only 5, 7:30

Front Street Theater

BONNEVILLE - PG - Drama - After th death of her husband a woman and her two best friends pack up and road trip from their tiny Idaho town to Santa Barbara. 93 min

900 Front Street, Lahaina, 249-2222 (Matinees: MF until 6:30pm, Sa-Su until 3:30pm, Discount Tue), Bank Job - R - Th only 1, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10 Drillbit Taylor - PG13 - Th-F, M-W 4, 6:45, 9:15. Sa-Su 41:30, 4, 6:45, 9:15 Horton Hears a Who - G - Th, Sa-Su 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9. F, M-W 3:45, 6:30, 9 Leatherheads - PG13 - F, M-W 3:30, 6:30, 9:10. Sa-Su 1, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10 The Ruins - R - F, M-W 3:30, 7, 9:20. Sa-Su 1:15, 3:30, 7, 9:20 Shutter - PG13 - Th only 1:15, 3:30, 7, 9:20

New This Week IN BRUGES - R - Comedy - Two London contract killers get sent to Bruges, a picturesque medieval Belgian town, for some rest and relaxation while they wait for a new assignment from their boss. Ken finds the storybook scene relaxing and rejuvinating, but all the peace and quiet, and time to think starts to get under Rays skin. 107 min LEATHERHEADS - PG13 - Comedy George Clooney plays a coach and former football star who signs a college baller and famous war hero to save his struggling team during the dawn of professional football. Renee Zellweger plays a witty journalist who’s digging up dirt on the golden boy player while fending off Clooney’s romantic advances. 113 min. NIM’S ISLAND - PG - Fantasy - Nim lives (metaphorically) on a unusually beautiful (and imaginary) island with her father and a group of animal friends in a world she’s created from her favorite fairy tale series. When her father disappears on the wide open ocean Nim turns to Alex, a fictional character, and Alexandra, the obsessive-compulsive namesake author, for help. 95 min. THE RUINS - R - Horror - Two Americans, a German and a Greek guy go traipsing through the Mexican jungle in search of some creepy ruins and the German’s MIA brother, and then lots of mostly predictable and mildly scary stuff starts to happen to them. 101 min

Now Showing 10,000 B.C. - PG13 - Action - A young caveman hunter starts a makeshift army to battle the evil warlords that kidnapped his girlfriend and wanders through unexplored deserts, mountains and jungles, discovering landscapes and people he never new existed. And then there’s the agro saber tooth tigers and jungle beasts along the way. 109 min 21 - PG13 - Drama - Based on the true story of six gifted M.I.T. students who formed a group and took Vegas for millions by counting cards, plus some dramatic moments where they get the snot beat out of them by tough enforcer-thugs. I didn’t know M.I.T. kids were so hot! 122 min.

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Oops! Sorry boys. I ate a burrito for lunch. BANK JOB - R - Action - An English con artist gets royally screwed when he breaks into a vault full of cash and stumbles upon a dirty little secret (and one very racy photograph) that the monarchy will do anything to cover up. 110 min. COLLEGE ROAD TRIP - G - Comedy Melanie’s dad puts a major cramp in her plans to go buck wild on her road trip to college when he decides to ride along. Don’t worry, it’s a Disney flick, nothing too racy here. 73 min DOOMSDAY - R - Action - Think Mad Max meets Escape from New York, only itís set in Scotland after some weird pandemic wrecks havoc and a hot chick plays the Mel Gibson/Kurt Russell part. Good? Good. 105 min (Anthony Pignataro) DRILLBIT TAYLOR - PG13 - Comedy - Owen Wilson plays a sharp-tongued bodyguard posing as a high school teacher to protect a bunch of wimpy high school kids from bullies. I don’t know what’s funnier, Wilson playing a man with brains or brawn. 102 min. FOOL’S GOLD - PG13 - Comedy - Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson team up again in this unfunny movie about a divorced couple who go on the hunt for buried treasure. At least there’s going to be plenty of topless McConaughey to watch. 90 min HORTON HEARS A WHO - G - Animation - Dr. Seuss is the man. I mean really, what an imagination! This rhyming delight is about an elephant named Horton who hears a tiny little voice crying for help from a passing speck of dust. Horton is determined to help the microscopic victim, to the great amusement of all his friends. 90 min NEVER BACK DOWN - PG13 - Drama - Jake Tyler is a hard kid with a chip on his shoulder and an incredible set of abs in this flick where teen angst meets mixed martial arts. 112 min THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL - PG13 - Drama Two ambitious sisters bring out the claws in a ruthless cat fight for King Henry’s affection. While one weasels her way into the royal bed and ends up pregnant with an illegitimate kid the other slyly works her magic in the background, intent on becoming the Queen of England. 114 min.

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PENELOPE - PG - Comedy - Fairy tales collide in this ugly duckling story about a girl who’s cursed with a pig’s snout for a nose. Instead of whacking the monstrosity off at a plastic surgeon’s office she learns to love her face for what it is. 101 min.

RUN, FAT BOY, RUN - PG13 - Comedy - This flick is very simple: fat guy leaves fiancÈ at the altar, only to pine away for her years later. So he schemes to steal her away from her new handsome, wealthy fiancÈ. Add that itís directed by David Schwimmer (!) and you canít go wrong. Well, you could, but reallyówhat are the odds? 100 min. (AP) SHUTTER - PG13 - Horror - A newlywed couple starts seeing disturbing images of “emotional energies,” aka ghosts, in their photos before really bloody, gory, freaky things start happening. 85 min THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES - PG Fantasy - Jared and his siblings go on an adventure to uncover a bunch of prankster goblins, fairies and ogres that are hanging around their uncle’s old, Victorian house before they get blamed for causing the mischief themselves. 105 min. STEP UP 2: THE STREETS - PG13 - Drama Here comes another dance movie. The moves may be different but the plot’s the same. A ridiculously hot street dancer becomes an outcast at an elite arts school until she teaches all the preppy kids that hip hop moves are cool and then they all love her. Yawn. 105 min. STOP-LOSS - R - Drama - Sergeant Brandon King, after serving a tour of duty in Iraq, returns home, only to be told that the Army wants him to return to the war. Outraged, King refuses, turning his life upside down. Starring Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish. 112 min. (AP) SUPERHERO MOVIE - PG13 - Comedy - The title pretty much says it all, but I’ll sum it up for you anyway. Rick, a complete nerd, gets bitten by an insect and becomes a clumsy but popular superhero called “The Dragonfly” who has to battle weird villains and save the world, all in ridiculously tight green strechpants. 85 min. TYLER PERRY’S MEET THE BROWNS - G Drama - A Cinderella story about a struggling single mother of three who gets a blessing in disguise when she attends her estranged fathers funeral and meets his welcoming Southern family and a hunky, single guy. 100 min WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKINS - PG13 - Comedy - Geeky, awkward Roscoe Jenkins had managed to transform himself into a suave LA talk show host with a hot fiance and a best selling self help book, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to get any respect from the family when he goes home to the South for a reunion. 94 min.

Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. 8754910 (Matinees: everyday until 4pm), 10,000 B.C. - PG13 - Th 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45. F-Sa 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10. Su-W 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:45 Bank Job - R - Th 4:55, 7:25. F-W 2:35, 7:10 College Road Trip - G - Th only 12:45, 2:45 Drillbit Taylor - PG13 - Th 1, 3:10, 5:25, 7:35. FSa 12:55, 3:05, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40. Su-W 12:55, 3:05, 5:20, 7:30 Never Back Down - PG13 - Th 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35. F-Sa 12, 2:30, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05. SuW 12, 2:30, 5:05, 7:35 The Ruins - R - F-Sa 12, 2:05, 4:10, 6:15, 8:20, 10:25. Su-W 12, 2:05, 4:10, 6:15, 8:20 Shutter - PG13 - Th 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:15, 8:15. F-Sa 12:20, 5, 9:35. Su-W 12:20, 5 Superhero Movie - PG13 - Th 12:50, 2:40, 4:30, 6:20, 8:10. F-Sa 12:10, 2:10, 4:10, 6:10, 8:10, 10:10. Su-W 12:10, 2:10, 4:10, 6:10, 8:10

Kukui Mall 1819 South Kihei Road, 875-4910 ( Matinees: everyday until 4pm), 21 - PG13 - Th 1:30, 4:20, 7. F-Sa 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10. Su-W 2:10, 4:50, 7:30 Drillbit Taylor - PG13 - Th only 1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25 Horton Hears a Who - G - Th only 1, 3, 5, 7 In Bruges - R - F-Sa 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40. Su 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20. M-W 2:40, 5, 7:20 Leatherheads - PG13 - F-Sa 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15. Su 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45. M-W 2:05, 4:35, 7:05 Nim’s Island - PG - F-Sa 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45. Su 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35. Su-W 2:10, 4:50, 7:30. M-W 3:15, 5:25, 7:35 Run, Fat Boy, Run - PG13 - Th only 2:10, 4:35, 7:05

Maui Mall Megaplex Maui Mall, 249-2222 (Matinees: M-Th until 6pm, F-Su until 3:30pm), 21 - PG13 - Th, M-W 3:30, 6:30, 9:30. F-Su 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Doomsday - R - Th only 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Fool’s Gold - PG13 - Daily 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45. Horton Hears a Who - G - Th, M-W 1:30, 2:15, 3, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9, 9:40. F-Su 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, 9, 9:40 Leatherheads - PG13 - F-Su 1:20, 1:50, 4, 4:30, 6:40, 7:10, 9:20, 9:50. M-W 1:50, 4,4:30, 6:40, 7:10, 9:20, 9:50 Nim’s Island - PG - F-Su 12, 1:55, 2:20, 4:15, 4:40, 6:35, 7, 8:55, 9:20. M-W 1:55, 2:20, 4:15, 4:40, 6:35, 7, 8:55, 9:20 The Other Boleyn Girl - PG13 - Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:55, 9:30. Penelope - PG - Th only 1:45, 4:20 The Spiderwick Chronicles - PG - Th only 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Step Up 2: The Streets - PG13 - Th only 2:35, 5, 7:25, 9:45 Stop-Loss - R - Daily 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns - G - Th, M-W 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35. F-Su 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins - PG13 - Th only 6:50, 9:25

Wharf Cinema Center 658 Front Street, 249-2222 (Matinees: Tue all shows, until 6pm every other day), 10,000 B.C. - PG13 - Th-F, M-W 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sa-Su 11:15, 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Nim’s Island - PG - F, M-W 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15. Sa-Su 11:30, 1:45, 415, 6:45, 9:15 Superhero Movie - PG13 - Th-F, M-W 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15. Sa-Su 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns - G - Th only 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15


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Power Doll Third generation doll-maker Cecilia Bahena uses symbolism for inspiration and change I first met Maui artist Cecilia Bahena at the Maui Bake Shoppe in Wailuku. She was absolutely stunning, with dark brown, nearly black hair and large chocolate eyes. Physically, she stood out from the crowd, even on an island filled with exotic and beautiful people. Her artwork is just as intriguing and pleasing to the eye. Classically trained as an oil painter, Bahena is a member of the Plein Air Painters of Hawai’i and is certified by the Kennedy Center for the Performing arts as an art instructor for teachers. In the 1990’s she taught art to at-risk youth through the Lahaina Art Society’s Art Outreach Program at Kahikili Terrace, Harbor Lights, Luana Gardens and other neighborhoods around the island. Oil has been her primary source of artistic expression, but she has also experimented with other mediums. Most notable has been her work fashioning wooden dolls out of a diverse variety of materials. “Both my grandmothers and my mother were doll makers,” Bahena said. “I began making dolls at the age of seven and have continued through out my life. I studied the history of the doll and how various cultures use them.” Bahena first began to use handmade dolls as a form of therapy when she was involved in the Lahaina Art Society’s Art Outreach program. “The children enjoyed making dream dolls and pillows to help ease bad dreams and negative feelings,” she said. “We used cloth, and the dolls and pillows were a form of therapy. We wrote positive sayings and words on them and collaged them with fabric, beads and paint.” In 2002, Bahena relocated to California were she worked as activity director at a 95bed long-term care facility. “I used the doll form once again,” she said. “For some patients who could only see and not hold the


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dolls, I used the wooden form so I could stand the dolls on their window sills or dressers. I also started to incorporate some Color Therapy. Everyday I would make my rounds and read the inspirational quotes and sayings on the dolls to the patients. It was very uplifting for them.” When we met, Bahena brought along a few of her dolls, including some currently in private collections and on display in various galleries. “These are the Artistic Sculpture dolls,” she told me. “They’re now on wood exclusively and incorporate handmade and painted paper, fibers with ancient symbols and designs. For images I use famous art or my own paintings, Hawaiian tapa and floral prints and stuff. I also use Mayan numbers and basic number meanings. Color therapy is used to enhance the mood of the viewer. Quotes in Hawaiian and English, or just specific words, carry the theme of each sculpture.” One doll, named “Paradise,” has a two-sided face, which Bahena said represents the Roman god Janis. One face looks to the past, while the other looks toward the future. Bahena painted spirals on the doll, representing female energy, and three plumeria that show self-expression, openness and optimism. The dominant colors of the doll are red and yellow, which Bahena said depict strength and courage. Every little adornment on the doll apparently has a specific meaning and purpose. To be honest, I had so much fun exploring the doll that I was reluctant to return it to its maker. I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone who has the chance to explore one will feel the same attachment. Bahena’s Artistic Sculpture dolls can be found at Maui Hands, the Hui Noeau Visual Art Center, Haleakala Trading Co. and at the Kealani on Mondays. Prices range from $55$150. For more information, contact the artist at MTW




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2008 Maui Culture & Arts Day Maui Mall • Kahului THE UNGER REPORT There’s this terrible myth going around that National Public Radio is boring and humorless. This is ridiculous. My proof is The Unger Report. Want to know how superdelegates are chosen? Want to know find out where you can find a gay car? Or how you can sell baby photos for millions, à la J. Lo? Well, The Unger Report offers satirical answers with the loving self-deprecation of people who run a crucial news/entertainment source, but are still forced to beg to keep it.

THE MIDWEST TEEN SEX SHOW If you’re looking for “barely legal blondes!!!” and “naughty school girlz!!!” this isn’t for you. But if you want a slightly sarcastic, always hilarious way to forgo talking to your kids about bumping uglies (and anything else they might bump), this is the podcast for you. Of course, a mere podcast is no replacement for that glorious awkwardness of sitting a kid down for “the talk.” The Midwest Teen Sex Show covers topics like The Older Boyfriend, The First Time and Homosexuality. If anything, this podcast is a means to facilitate discussion. Finally, you can enjoy that pained look of “Why me?!” your kid will give you during “the talk.” Good times.

April 12, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of FUN with: • Entertainment • Ono Food • Cultural arts and crafts!! • Philip Sabado to receive the Masaru “Pundy” Yokouchi Leadership Award • Display of Maui County Sister Cities Foundation, Inc.“2008 Young Artist Showcase”

Bring your family and friends! FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Albert Molina (Booth Space) 244-5489 John Hilt (Entertainment) 298-3698 Sponsors The Maui Culture and Arts Day is sponsored by the County of Maui, MOA Maui, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Maui County Sister Cities Foundation, Inc., Maui Land and Pineapple Company, Marriott Hawaiian Islands, and the Maui Mall.

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Chafetz is around for a guest conducting appear-

Band Concert - Tuesday, Apr 8. Hear the blos-

sparked when the widowed Anna travels to

ance with soloist and soprano Lea Woods Friedman

soming musicians of the Maui High School band.

Bangkok to tutor the children of the King and ends

State of Jefferson - Friday, & Saturday Apr 4 & 5. Experience the jazz, reggae bluegrass and funk infused music of this band from the Pacific Northwest. $7. Fri, 10 p.m. Casanova’s, Makawao, 572-0220; $5 Sat, 9 p.m., Life’s a Beach, Kihei, .891-8010.

and baritone Ryan Taylor, along with over 30 mem-

Free. 7 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469.

up teaching him a thing or two about Western val-

MACC. 242-7469.

Stageís Bare Essential Theater? Roles are

InsPirates - Saturday, Apr 5. See our Picks of the

Artists for Autism - Monday, Apr. 7. Artists are

announced at monthly readings and scripts are

Week section. $15, $10 in fool costume. 7:30 p.m.

joining together for a night of art, silent auction

given out in advance. Call Kristi. 244-8680 x23.

The Studio Maui, Haiku. 575-9390.

and music by Anuhea and Vince Esquire to bene-

The King and I - Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays,

Opera Rocks - Sunday, Apr 6. A high energy clas-

fit Autism Bridges. 6 - 10 p.m. Jaques Bistro, Paia.

Apr 4-27. This colorful tale set in Thailand in 1862 is

sical performance? Sounds like an oxymoron, does-

based on the motion picture Anna and the King of

n’t it? Not when the nationally known Stuart for more info.

bers of the Honolulu Symphony. Plus the new and old favorites from the Maui Concert Chorus.


Tickets: $35, $24, $15. 2 p.m. Castle Theater,

Calling All Readers - Want to read for Maui On


Siam by Margaret Landon. An unusual romance is

ues. Tickets: $20, $18 for students and seniors, $15 all seats on Sundays. Advance tickets on sale at If The





at F & Sa 7:30 p.m.; Su 5 p.m. Iao Theater, Wailuku. 242-6969.

TICKETS ON SALE Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues Band - Thu, Apr 10. Taj Mahal is a musical visionary who’s unique sound blends West African, Caribbean, Cuban and Latin sounds in into country blues style jazz, folk, rock and soul music. Basically, it’s a little bit of everything with a very bluesy flavor. I mean, the guy plays over 20 instruments after all, most notably his own gravelly, sultry voice. When he plays with the Hula Blues Band they put some Hawaiian steel guitar, tenor, baritone and liliu ukulele tones and wind, bass and drum sounds into the mix, too. Tickets: $50, $45, $40. 7:30 p.m.

Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Brown `Ohana - Sat, Apr 12. Slack key guitar has been a tradition in the Brown family for more than three generations. Brothers Kevin and Sheldon formed Waiehu Sons, named for their home town on Maui, recorded several albums and performed together for decades around Maui. Then Keven’s son Ikaika picked up the slack key and joined the party, recording albums of his own and performing with his father and uncle. Tickets: $30. 7:30 p.m.

McCoy Studio Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Judith Weikle - Wed, Apr 16. When I think of celtic music I think of rowdy Irish pups, but Judith Weikle’s new album, Pirates, Poets and Patriots is a more of a haunting collection of traditional celtic melodies and powerful, heartwrenching tunes. She’ll perform her Emerald Isle repertoire along with Kate MacLeod on the fiddle, Dylan Schorer on the guitar and Diane Rubio on the cello. Tickets: $20. 7:30 p.m. McCoy Studio

Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Island Writers Panel - Fri, Apr 18. Several Hawai`i contemporary fiction writers, including Cathy Song, Lee Catalina and Mavis Hara, will be reading from their works and discussing challenges in the creative writing process. Tickets $25. 7:30 p.m. McCoy Studio Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Coconut Caberet - Sat, Apr 19. Drag queen extraordinaire Miss Coco Peru returns to Maui for a hilarious solo show titled Ugly Coco, an autobiographical piece with songs, silliness and stories, all in pursuit of an answer to the question, “Can a drag queen save the world?” Well, if she can withstand all the hair plucking and get into a pair of panty hose without running them, I think just maybe she can. Tickets: $20. 7:30 p.m. McCoy Studio Theater,

MACC. 242-7469. Hapa - Sat, Apr 19. You know them as Hapa. Individually they are slack key guitar master and Hawaiian language song composer Barry Flanagan, a Maui transplant from New York City, multi-talented musician Nathan Aweau from O`ahu and `oli (Polynesian chant) guru Charles Ka`upu of our very


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DA KINECALENDAR own Valley Isle. Don’t miss a chance to see these


legendary performers in action. Tickets: $38, $27, $10. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Chicago - Fri, Apr 25. They’ve been putting on powerful live shows for five decades and have


THURSDAY, APR 03 Celtic Zing - Listen to exotic instruments like the bohdran, harp, hammered dulcimer and zil per-

recorded 30 albums (25 of which have gone plat-

formed by celtic trio The Muses. Free. Lahaina

inum), won a Grammy and multiple American

Public Library, 10:30 a.m., 662-3950; Wailuku

Music Awards and have a Chicago street named

Public Library, 6:30 p.m., 243-5766.

Maui Bead Shack, Queen Ka`ahumanu Center.

ly meeting at this time. Tickets: $7.50. 7-11 a.m. St.


Theresa Church, Stawasz Hall, Kihei. 264-3468.

Biofeedback - Mary Higgins, QXC/SCIO practi-

Swap Meet - I’ve always wanted to unearth

tioner, helps you energetically rebalance after liv-

some totally awesome treasure at a random flea

ing yet another day in a toxin-filled world. Walk-

market. This might be a good place to start.

ins only. Sliding scale pricing. 2-5 p.m. Dragon’s

Admission: 50 cents. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Pu`unene

Den. 573-2424.

Ave., Kahului. 877-3100.

Shakin’ Keiki - Come see little hula dancers in adorable outfits doing the cultural dance of their

after them. And don’t forget about their star on the

Free Beading Classes - Have fun and make

ancestors. Free. 3:30 p.m. Lahaina Center, 900

Hollywood walk of fame. I don’t have to tell you

something beautiful. Sugar cube, 11 a.m.; Dazzling

Front St. 667-9216.

daisies, 3 p.m.; Hawaiian quilt, 6 p.m. Maui Bead

going to say that unless you want to miss an awe-

Shack, Queen Ka`ahumanu Center. 873-8080.

some, nostalgic concert by a band that’s been rock-

Come Out and Play - Elizabeth Ann Brandon,

Studio Maui, Haiku Marketplace, Haiku, HI,

ing since the 1960s, you should get your hands on

MA wants to make friends with your inner child

96708. 575-9390.

some tickets. Price: $66, $56, $46. 7 p.m. A & B

using cognitive therapy, hypnosis and transactional

Pink Decadence - Sun, Apr 27. Get out your

analysis. Free. 12-3 p.m. Dragon’s Den, Makawao.


healing benefits of soliton lasers. Free. 4-6 p.m. The

First Friday in Wailuku - See our Picks of the

p.m. Ala Lani United Church, Kahului. 281-5882. Hula Classes - Hula Classes - Every Sat. Halau


Kawaianuhealehua holds open hula classes for chil-

So You Think You Can Dance? - Then come

Women’s 11th annual afternoon tea party and

huge silent and live auction. The organization oper-

youth group at this festival with arts and crafts,

Week section. 5-7:30 p.m. Market Street, Wailuku.

Chronic Kidney Disease along with their loved ones

Store there will be a decadent hat contest and a

Ala Lani Spring Fair - Support the Ala Lani

entertainment and lots of amazing food. 9 a.m.-1

most luxurious afternoon hat for Women Helping

elegant lunch spread catered by Hali`imaile General

Dimes walk. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. War Memorial Gym,

Stellar Rejuvenation - Experience the natural

Support Your Kidneys - People living with

fundraiser. Besides fabulous entertainment and an

for mothers and babies at the 38th annual March of

Kahului. 757-0612.

guys that you should go see this show, but I am

Amphitheater, MACC. 242-7469.

March of Dimes - It’s time to show your support

dren, teen and adult wahines and kanes. 9 a.m.

shake your booty to DJ Kyle’s funky beats on the

Maui Waena School.

and caretakers are invited to join this West Maui

North Shore. $10. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The Studio

MS Meeting - Come to this monthly self-help

support group and discuss kidney issues and share

Maui, Haiku. 575-9390.

meeting if you or a loved one is suffering from

stories about living with the illness. Bring a sack dinner, drinks will be provided. 5:30 p.m. West Maui

Senior Center. 986-1900.

ates Maui’s only 24 hour emergency women’s and


Multiple Sclerosis. Free. 10-11:30 a.m. Kaiser

Permanente, Conference Room 1, Wailuku. Pancake Fundraiser - Get filled up on eggs,


sausage, hash browns fresh fruit and, of course,

children’s shelter for victims of domestic violence.


Tickets: $75, $125 VIP or $650, $1150 VIP for a

Free Beading Classes - Have fun and make

Kihei. Proceeds will support projects like the Hale

reserved table for 10. 1-4pm. Maui Winery,

something beautiful. Charm bracelet, 11 a.m.;

Kau Kau meals for the hungry and other communi-

Free Beading Classes - Have fun and make

Ulupalakua Ranch. 242-6600 x21.

Bouquet ring, 3 p.m.; Wire wrapping, 6 p.m.

ty service projects. The club will also hold it’s week-

something beautiful. Basic earring, 11 a.m.; Quick

pancakes, at this fundraiser for the Rotary Club of

Hula Show - Get a taste of Hawaiian history and culture. Free. 1 p.m. Maui Mall, Kahului. 877-8952.

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APRIL 3, 2008


The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.

Thursday 04/03

Friday 04/04

Saturday 04/05

Sunday 04/06

Monday 04/07– Wednesday 04/09

Mojomana No cover, 10pm

Angie Carr No cover, 10pm

Erin Smith Band No cover, 10pm

Sisters Grimm No cover, 9pm

MON-Blu Sol, 9pm; TUE - Kahala & Indio of LAWA, 9pm; WED- Jazz Night, 9pm

Lonnie “Dr. Sax” Williams No cover

Nathan Marcuzzi No cover

DJ Daii, DJ Boomshot, DJ Kyle; No cover

MON - Open Talent Night

J Ross Parrelli $10, 9:30pm

State of Jefferson $7, 10pm

PI-O w/Gretchen Rhodes, DJ Danny Fry; $10, 10pm

WED - Wild Wahine Wednesday w/DJ Styles, DJ Jammin J & DJ Shaggy $10, 10pm




AMBROSIA 1913 S. Kihei Road, Kihei - 891-1011

CAFE MARC AUREL 28 N. Market St. Wailuku - 244-0852

CASANOVA 1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-0220

CHARLEY’S 142 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-9668

Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-7189

TUE -Live Music

Erin Smith No cover, 9pm

Dave Carroll No cover, 9pm

Dave Carroll No cover, 9pm

The Whale Shark No cover, 9pm

MON - Michael Moore; TUE - Jazz Night; WED - The Whale Shark, No cover, 9pm

Ryan Robinson Band No Cover, 9pm

Murray Thorne 9pm

Off Tomorrow, No cover, 9pm

Crunch Pups Unplugged No cover, 9pm

MON - Silky Ringo, TUE - Scott Baird; WED - Off Tomorrow, All no cover, 9pm

COOL CAT CAFE Wharf Cinema, Lahaina - 667-0908

1913 S. Kihei Rd. - 875-9669


Salsa $7, 10pm





Call for details $5, 9pm

2291 Honoapiilani Hwy., 661-3160


Silky Ringo No cover, 9pm

900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7400

Marty Dread, $10, $5 Kama aina, 10 p.m.,

cluster, 3 p.m.; Silk knotting, 6 p.m. Maui Bead

$22. Matinee: 1:30 p.m.; Late show: 7:30 p.m.;

cube, 3 p.m.; Basic crimping, 6 p.m. Maui Bead

essays to: 242 Lahaianaluna Rd, Lahaina, 96761;

Shack, Queen Ka`ahumanu Center. 873-8080.

Dinner served at 6 p.m. Temple of Peace, Haiku.

Shack, Queen Ka`ahumanu Center. 873-8080.

622-0204 (fax); soleilluna

Spirituality on Film - The Maui premiere of


Japanese Cultural Center Meeting - A orga-

Story Time - Thu. Keiki story time and crafts. Free.

Director James Twyman’s The Moses Code, a film


that tells the story of a 3,500-year-old code with

nizational meeting to establish a steering commit-

10 a.m. Hawaiian Village Coffee, Kahana. 665-1114.

tee responsible for fundraising and plans for a pro-

Keiki Issues? - Thu. The Parent Project, a pro-

spiritual powers. Tickets: $10. Movie and a gourmet,

Free Beading Classes - Learn new skills and be

posed new Japanese Cultural Center on Maui, for

gram for parents of strong willed children. Wrestle

vegetarian Indian meal: $22. Matinee: 1:30 p.m.;

creative. Hawaiian quilt, 11 a.m.; Charm bracelet; 3

anyone interested in participating. 5 p.m. Credit

the phone away from the child and make that call.

Late show: 7:30 p.m.; Dinner served at 6 p.m.

p.m.; Basic earrings, 6 p.m. Maui Bead Shack,

Associates of Maui, Ltd, Wailuku. 871-4301.

Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hui Malama Learning Center.

Temple of Peace, Haiku. 575-5220.

Queen Ka`ahumanu Center. 873-8080.

Non-Profit Polynesian Dance - Support the


Cinema Night - Cafe Mambo will be hosting an

Green Drinks - Rub elbows, talk story and relax

kids of the Napili Kai Foundation by watching their

Yu-Gi-Oh - Sat. Little gamester get out your cards

evening of classic and cult classic films for the 21

with like minded green business people and eco-

Polynesian dance show. $10 adults, $5 kids. 5:30

and get ready for a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament! Free. 3

and older crowd. This week’s flick: North by

entrepreneurs. No membership is required to join

p.m. 669-6271.

p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall. 661-4766.

Northwest. 9:30 p.m. Cafe Mambo, 30 Baldwin

this group and discuss current projects and meet

Ave., Paia, HI, 96779. 579-8021.

Maui people who are making a difference. 6-9 p.m.

Meet the Author and Walker - Brandon

Yo Yo Workshop & Demo - Sun. Yo Yo’s are

Wilson, author of Along the Templar Trail: Seven

silent, so encourage your kids to learn how to use

Million Steps for Peace walked over 2,600 miles

them and finally get some peace and quiet! Free. 4-

Stop Sabotaging Yourself - Sometimes we

from France to Jerusalem to re-establish this

5 p.m. Maui Toy Works. 661-5304.

can be our own worst enemies. Discover the

route, which was historically used for war, in

underlying beliefs you hold that are keeping you

Keiki Chess Club - Mon. Learn to play chess

peace and brotherhood. Meet him and hear his

with magician Niel Bruce, for keiki ages 8-12. Free.

stuck in that rut in this support group. 6 p.m. Call for

incredible story. Free. 6:30 p.m. Kahului Public

2:30-4 p.m. Makawao Public Library. 573-8785.

details. 874-6441.

Library. 873-3097.

SUNDAY, APR 06 Senior Sunday - Maui residents ages 60 and better can enjoy the beautiful Hawai`i Nature Center for free once a month. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 875 Iao Valley

Road, Wailuku. 244-6500. Tantra Temple Services - Embrace the spiritual essence of all faiths with tantra, an ancient highspiritual practice. Free. 10 a.m. 2138 Vineyard St.,

Flatbread Pizza. 298-3783.

Women Helping Women - A support group for women affected by domestic violence. 6 p.m.

Kihei, call for details. 242-0775.

Wailuku. 244-4103. Breast Cancer Support Group - Come Free Beading Classes - Have fun and make something beautiful. Learn basic crimping methods, 11 a.m.; Wire wrapping: 2 p.m. Maui Bead

Shack, Queen Ka`ahumanu Center. 873-8080. West Maui Car Show - See our Picks of the Week section 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Lahaina Cannery

Mall. 661-7189.

together for friendship, support and healing of body and soul. 7 p.m. The Studio Maui, Haiku.

575-9390. High Hopes Square Dance Club - A place for beginners to pick up some steps and seasoned square dancers to show off their moves. Free. 7 p.m. Hannibal Tavares Community Center,

Hula Show - Get a taste of Hawaiian history and

Pukalani. 572-0671.

culture. Free. 1 p.m. Maui Mall, Kahului. 877-8952. Spirituality on Film - See Sat. Apr 5. Tickets: Drum Cirlcle - Bring your drum and beat away with others in the community. Free. 4 p.m.-sunset.

Kihei. 298-9022. Sunset Drum Circle - Come and drum, dance

$10. Movie and a gourmet, vegetarian Indian meal: $22. Matinee: 1:30 p.m.; Late show: 7:30 p.m.;


and classes. Call for directions and hours. 244-5911. CAP., offers up wisdom on diet and lifestyle from over 20 years of experience as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Walk-ins only. Free. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Makawao. 572-2424. Free Beading Classes - Have fun and make

Lahaina’s newest bookseller is hosting keiki story time, so get them hooked on reading early. Tue., 10 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. Barnes and Noble, Lahaina.


knotting, 3 p.m.; Basic earring, 6 p.m. Maui Bead

The Profound Path of Skillful Meditation

Shack, Queen Ka`ahumanu Center. 873-8080.

- Fri & Sat. Get on the path to spiritual enlightenment and learn methods for taming that beast of a

Shakin’ Keiki - Come see little hula dancers in adorable outfits doing the cultural dance of their ancestors. Free. 2:30 p.m. Lahaina Center, 900

Front St. 667-9216.


ents live island music, gallery receptions, artist


West Side Storytime - Every Tue & Sat.

something beautiful. Quick cluster, 11 a.m.; Silk

WOW! - Every Wed. Wailea on Wednesdays pres-

p.m. Kamaole Point. 298-9022.

Learning Center offers after-school homework help

Ayurvedic Consultations - Margo P. Uma Gal,

Dinner served at 6 p.m. Temple of Peace, Haiku.

and shake it on the beach with Omzone. Free. 4:20

After-School Help - Mon-Fri. Hui Malama

appearances and more. . 6:30-8 p.m. 897-6770 x2.

mind from teacher Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche, a spiritual teacher and abbot from Tibet. Suggested donation: $100-$150. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-5 p.m.

Maui Dharma Center, Paia. 280-1556.

ENVIRONMENT Landowner Workshop - Thu. Own ten acres or

Toastmasters - Perfect your public speaking


more? Learn about environmental conservation and

Line Dancing - Practice your tush push ya’ll and come on down for some line dancing by the Maui

skills in this community club. 9 a.m., Kapalua Land

Get Mom a Makeover - Soleil Luna Spa is

the Department of Land and Natural Resources and

Paniolo Posse. Lessons: 6:30 p.m.; Dancing: 7 p.m.

Co. training center, 665-5485; 6 p.m., St. Theresa

donating makeovers to two lucky mothers of Maui

the Maui Invasive Species Committee, along with

Lahaina Cannery Mall.

Church, Kihei, 298-3966.

students who write an essay explaining why their

several other organizations, will present. Free. 8

Spirituality on Film - See Sat. Apr 5. Tickets:

Free Beading Classes - Have fun and make

mom deserves a makeover for Mother’s Day. The

a.m.-5 p.m. MACC, Alexa Higashi Meeting Room.

$10. Movie and a gourmet, vegetarian Indian meal:

something beautiful. Bouquet ring, 11 a.m.; Sugar

deadline for entries is April 25th. Mail, fax or email



APRIL 3, 2008


restoration from a bunch of experts. Speakers from



Reef Meeting - Thu. Coral reef ecologist Dr. Mark

The Pacific Whale Foundation Marine Naturalists

Vermeij will address the Maui Nui Marine Resource

are definitely smarter than a fifth grader. The ques-

Council and the public with a presentation about


Molokai, Molokai, 10 a.m.; Baldwin vs Lanai,

tion is, are you?. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Ulua Beach,

MIL Sports - BASEBALL - Thu, Apr 3.

Badminton Nights - Thu. Get your birdie on

the political, economic and cultural pressures on

Wailea. 249-8811.

Lahainaluna vs Hana, Maui High, 3:30 p.m.;

with a group of badminton enthusiasts every

Maui reefs and how to best protect them. Free.

Volunteer on Vacation - Mon-Sat. Get to know

Kamehameha vs Baldwin, Maehara, 6 p.m. Fri, Apr

4:30 p.m. Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean

Maui better by volunteering time to one of many

4. Kaahumanu vs Hana, Maui High, 3:30 p.m.;

Science Discovery Room, Ma`alaea. 249-8811.

important environmental projects. Meet local

Molokai vs Seabury, Maehara, 3:30 p.m.; Maui

Coastal Restoration - Fri. Habitat restoration at

experts and learn about the history and environ-

Waihe`e coastal dunes with Maui Coastal Land

ment of the land and get a free t-shirt from the

Trust. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Waihe`e. 244-5263.

Pacific Whale Foundation! Various dates and times.

Walk Waihee - Sat. Take an educational guided

808-856-8341 for more info.

tour of the Waihee Coastal Dunes. Free. 9 a.m. Call

Building supplies - Every Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat.

to register. 244-5263.

Wed-Sat. 9-4. Spring cleaning: Donate new and

Save the Forest - Sun. The Pacific Whale

nearly new building materials or purchase them at

Foundation is hosting a group of ten volunteers to

reduced prices. Volunteers needed to stock, dis-

pull invasive pine trees near Hosmers Grove.

play and price merchandise. Reduce the amount

Transportation is provided. Bring warm clothes,

of usable building materials going into the landfill.

long pants and closed boots. Pick ups: 7:30 a.m.,

9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. 399 N. Market St, Wailuku.

Harbor Shop, 300 Ma`alaea Rd; 8:15 a.m.,


Upcountry Tavares Community Center. RSVP

Save Honolua - Tue. Meeting to inform, educate

Lanai, 10 a.m.

High vs Kekaulike, Maehara, 6 p.m. Sat, Apr 5. Seabury vs Molokai, Maui High, 10 a.m.;

Thursday. Free. 6-9 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center

Gym. 661-4685. Animal Run - Sat. Run or walk 10K and support the Maui Humane Society’s mission to help home-

Lahainaluna vs Kaahumanu, Maehara, 1 p.m.;

less and abandoned pets on Maui. Food, drink and

Kekaulike vs Maui High, Maehara, 3:30 p.m. Wed,

prizes, too! Registration: $25, $20 for children. 7

Apr 9. Kaahumanu vs Kekaulike, Maui High, 3:30

a.m. Race starts and ends at MHS. 877-5300.

p.m.; Baldwin vs Seabury, Maehara, 3:30 p.m.;

Golf Tournament - Sat. Maui Shrine Club’s sixth

Maui High vs St. Anthony, Maehara, 6 p.m.

annual tournament is a four-person scramble. $125

MIL Sports - GOLF - Fri, Apr 4. BOYS - Seabury

team fee includes green and cart fees. Registration

vs Baldwin, Dunes; Kamehameha vs Lahainaluna,

begins at 11 a.m., tournament starts at 1 p.m. Kahili

Kaanapali; Kekaulike vs Maui Prep, Kapalua; GIRLS

Golf Course. 667-7238.

- Baldwin vs Maui High, Wailea; Lahainaluna vs Kekaulike, Pukalani CC. All games at 3:30 p.m. Wed, Apr 9. BOYS - Lahianaluna vs Kekaulike, Pukalani CC; Baldwin vs St. Anthony, Kahili;


and involve the community on the proposed devel-

Seabury vs Maui High, Waiehu; Kamehameha vs

Great American Cleanup - Got a little time to

opment of Honolua Bay. 6:45 p.m. Lahaina Civic

Maui Prep, Kapalua. All games at 3:30 p.m.

volunteer? Help Community Work Day, a Maui non-

Center. 870-0052.

profit organization, keep the island environment

Monk Seal Count - Wed. Anyone interested in

Paddling for Breast Cancer Survivors Every Mon & Wed. Get together with other survivors for canoe paddling. Free. 6:45 a.m. Kihei

Canoe Club. 243-2999. Tai Chi - Every Mon & Fri. Get your Tai Chi in dur-

MIL Sports - SOFTBALL - Fri, Apr 4. Kamehameha vs Hana, Maui High, 3:30 p.m.;

ing your lunchbreak with Dr. Lorrin Pang. Free. noon-12:45 p.m. State Building Plaza, Wailuku.


beautiful. Call for details. Various times. Island wide

taking part in the N.O.A.A.’s semi-annual monk seal

Maui High vs Kekaulike, Maui High, 5:30 p.m.;

locations. 877-2524.

count on Saturday, April 19 should attend this train-

Molokai vs Lahainaluna, Molokai, 5:30 p.m.; Lanai

Walk, Run, Train - Every Tue & Thu. Whether

Smarter than a Sand Crab? - Mon-Fri. Get

ing session (or the next one on Thu, April 10.). 6-7

vs Baldwin, Lanai, 5:30 p.m. Sat, Apr 5. Hana vs

you’re a walker or a runner, you’ve got a group to

free info about marine life and answers to all

p.m. Maui Ocean Center, Open Ocean Exhibit,

Kamehameha, Maui High, 10 a.m.; Kekaulike vs

train with. 5:30 p.m. Runner’s Paradise, Maui Mall.

those pesky questions that keep you up all night.

Ma`alaea. 292-2372.

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The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.

Thursday 04/03

Friday 04/04

Saturday 04/05

Sunday 04/06


Sonny B No cover, 10pm

505 Front St, Lahaina - 661-8810

HENRY’S BAR & GRILL 41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei - 879-2849

Way Back Machine No cover, 9pm

Cheryl Rae No cover

I’O JACQUES Vince Esquire

El Vato Loco No cover

Tom Cherry $5, 10pm

Danny Murray No cover, 10pm

355 E. Kamehameha, Kahului - 877-9001


TUE - Da Hawaiians; No cover WED - Chico & Da Kine; No cover

Jared No cover

MON - DJ Boomshot, $5, 10pm; WED - DJ Jay P, No cover, 10pm

Mike & Mark No cover, 10pm

845 Front St., Lahaina - 661-4811

Two Dimes and a Nickel No cover, 9:30pm

LAHAINA COOLERS Dickenson St., Lahaina - 661–7082

1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 891–8010

MON - Artists for Autism

Kenny Roberts No cover



Gina Martinelli No cover

Darrel Mansfield No cover, 9pm

DJ El Gato & DJ Boomshot $10, 10pm

120 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-8844

36 Keala Pl., Kihei - 875-7711

WED - Local Boys, Jacob, Tony & Matteo; No cover, 10pm

Howard Ahia No cover, 9pm

505 Front St., Lahaina - 661-8422


Monday 04/07– Wednesday 04/09

Catastrophic 9pm

Rampage 9pm

State of Jefferson 9pm

Open Mic

MON - Kanoa; WED - Crunch Pups

Pool Hours - Daily. Pool Hours - Besides the fear

Bregeda’s show Perceptive Dreaming. He creates

of contracting super-strain ukuís, I really enjoy a

though-provoking plein air landscapes, still lifes and

good swim in a public pool. Sometimes the

portraits. The artist will be in attendance Fridays and

The Restless Native Speaks - Every Mon.

issues. 1-2 p.m., KNUI 900 AM.

thought of dealing with sand is just too much to

Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. through the month of

Maui Time Weekly’s own Starr Begley talks story

Spanish Language - Sat-Sun. Carlos David

bear. Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, War Memorial,

March. . 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sargent’s Fine Art, 802

on the Ed and Greg show. 10 a.m., WILD 105.5 FM.

Hernandez discusses news and plays music in

Pukalani, anthe Old and New Wailuku Pools: M-W,

Front St., Lahaina. 677-4030.

Spanish. 2-4 p.m., KNUI 900 AM.

F, S 9 a.m-4 p.m.; Th 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun 12-4:30

Filipino Language - Mon-Fri. Fred Duldulao, Leo

Myths - Daily. Imagery, portraiture and emotion

Japanese Language - Sun. Yumi’s long-running

p.m. These hours can change due to events. To dou-

Agcolicol, Rey Patao and Maggie Evangelista host a

hidden beneath a dense, messy, aggressive style in

Japanese language show. 7-8:30 p.m., KNUI 900 AM.

ble check you can call, 270-6135.

Filipino language talk show. 4-6 a.m.; 7-10 p.m.,

this solo show by painter Randy Ross. 7-10 a.m. &

KNUI 900 AM.

Save Honolua - Every Wed at 8 p.m and Thu at

Talk Story - Every Mon-Thu. Political figures take

7:30 a.m., AKAKU Channel 53.


4-close. Cafe Marc Aurel, Wailuku, HI, 96793.



calls and answer questions on the air. 7-8 a.m.,

Maui Matters - Sat-Sun. Pacific Radio Group News Director Wendy Osher discusses local


Elementary Art Night - Fri. Kula Elementary

Sacred Spirals of the Sea - Daily. Maui artists

School students will be showing off their creativity

Zariah and Marjorie Tyler’s soul-stirring duo exhibit

at this annual art show for kindergarten through

of mixed media paintings. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mind Body Spirit - Every Mon from 6:30-9:30

Lahaina Arts Societ Gallery. 661-0001.

p.m., Tue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Thu at noon. Liah

Rd., Kihei, 874-1811.

Howard, psychic and guests. KAOI 1110 AM.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Fri-Sat, 9:30

fifth graders. 6-8 p.m. Kula Community Center.

KAOI 1110 AM. Tune in and call 244-9145.

Isana Restaurant - Daily, 9 p.m. 515 S. Kihei

Art Night - Fri. Stroll through dozens of art gal-

Time Suspended - Daily. Photographer Dewitt

leries in Lahaina Town. Special gallery shows, fea-

Jones and Kari McCarthy in a duo exhibit that cap-

Maui Talks - Every Tue. A live, public affairs,

tured artists-in-action and refreshments. Free. 6:30

tures the moments that make time stand still. M-Sa

call-in talk show, hosted by Nick Nikhilananda. 7

Lulu’s - Wed, 7 p.m., 1941 S. Kihei Rd., 879-9944.

p.m. Lahaina. 661-6284.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Viewpoints

p.m. Channel 53. Call in at 873-3430 or for info

Sansei - Thu-Fri, 10 p.m., 600 Office Road,

DaFactory Anniversary - Sat. See our Picks of

Gallery, Makawao. 572-5979.

call 572-8787.

Kapalua, 669-6286; Thu-Sat, 10 p.m. Kihei Town


Words of Peace - Every Wed-Thu. Prem Rawat

Center, 879-0004.

broadcasts messages of world and inner peace.

Tiffany’s - Daily, 9:30 p.m., 1424 L. Main St.,

Art Bistro - Sun. Local artists display their wares,

Open Mic - Every night is open mic night at

Not associated with a specific religion. Wed, 9

Wailuku, 249-0052.

from photography and painting to jewelry and

Hawaiian Village Coffee. Kahana Gateway location,

p.m.; Thu, 8 a.m. Akaku Channel 52,

Unisan - Thu-Sat, 9:30 p.m., 2102 Vineyard St.,

sculptures. 5-10pm. Jacques Northshore Bistro,

call 665-1114., 800-558-0940.

Wailuku, 244-4500.

120 Hana Hwy. Paia. 808-269-0961.

Express Yourself - Every Mon. Open Mic Night

Conversations with Friends - Every Thu.

Art for Autism - Mon. An art fair with work in

with music, song, poetry! Free. 7 p.m., Cafe Marc

Mary Omwake and James Jacobson interview

photography, painting, glass and jewelry to benefit

Aurel, Wailuku, 244-0852.

New Thought leaders. 11 a.m., KAOI 1110 AM

Autism Bridges, an orgaization that supports peo-

Poetry Reading - Every second Tue, read your

the Week section 5 p.m.-late. DaFactory, Pauwela

Cannery, Haiku. 575-9222.

ple suffering from autism and their families. There

original work, your favorite poem, or just come to

will also be great entertainment with local

be inspired. Free. 6:30 p.m., Lahaina Public

singer/songwriter Anuhea and local musician Vince

Library, 662-3950.

Esqire and a silent auction. 6-10 p.m., Jacques

Northshore Bistro, Paia, 579-8844.

Open Mind Open Mic - Every Mon. Open Mind

Smallville - Every Fri. Small Town Maui, a onehour, weekly radio program that shares the memories and values of the small towns we love and explores how we can learn from Maui's past to create a better future. 7 a.m. KAOI, 1110 AM.

Open Mic with spoken word, poetry, comedy—

Art Maui 2008 - Daily. A prestigious collection of works in all mediums by Maui County artists in this 30th annual juried art exhibition. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

whatever you have to say here’s your chance. Free.

6 p.m., Moana Bakery, Paia, 244-9091.

p.m., 136 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 667-5555.

DINNER MUSIC WEST MAUI BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria - Wed-Fri, John Kane; Sat, Harry Troupe; Sun, Greg DiPiazza; Mon, Tue, Marvin Tevaga. All sets 7:30-9:30 p.m. 730 Front

St., Lahaina, 661-0700. Cheeseburger In Paradise - Mon, Tue, Scotty

On the Upside with Teri - Every Fri. Political and

Rotten; Wed, Fri, Harry Troupe; Thu, Sat, Sun,

public affairs, call-in talk show with Teri Lawrence.

Brooks McGuire. All sets 4:30-10:30 p.m. 811 Front

12-1 p.m. KAOI 1110 AM Call in 242-7800.

St., Lahaina, 661-4855.

Uncle Charlie’s Corner - Sat. Kahu Charles

Compadres - Tue, 4 p.m., Live music. Lahaina

Open Mic - Every Saturday the Maui Media Lab

Schaefer International Gallery, MACC. 242-2787.

hosts an open mic night for poets, muscicians and

Flower Power - Mon-Sat. See how several

others who want to be heard. Sessions are record-

Kauluwehi Maxwell, Sr. talks story. 6-10 a.m., KNUI

Cannery Mall, 661-7189.

Maui artists interpret a flowery theme in this

ed and fed to the internet. All ages are welcome.

900 AM.

Cool Cat Cafe - Thu, Erin Smith; Fri, Sat, Dave

group exhibit. Artist reception will be held on Mar.

Free. 6-9 p.m., Maui Media Lab, Baldwin Ave,

Free Zone/ Zona Libre - Every other Sat. A

Carroll; Sun, Wed, Whale Sharks; Mon, Mickie

14, 5-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Upcountry Fine Arts.

multi-lingual, multi-cultural radio program featuring

Moore; Tue, Jazz; . all sets 7:30-10 p.m. Wharf


Poetry Reading - Every second Thu Maui Live

world music, fresh thought, live interviews with

Cinema Center, Lahaina, 667-0908.

Meta-Realism - Daily. View the imaginative

Poets Society hosts an open poetry reading on the

local and international artists and NO commercial

Hula Grill - (Early sets) Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Ernest

works of featured Russian surrealist artist Victor

West side. Free. 6:30- 9 p.m. Lahaina, 661-0517

breaks. 6-10 a.m. Mana’o Radio 91.5 FM.

Pua’a; Sun,Mon, Kawika Lum Ho; Tue, Jarret


APRIL 3, 2008


The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.

Thursday 04/03 LONGHI’S 1945 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-9944

Saturday 04/05

Sunday 04/06

Monday 04/07– Wednesday 04/09

Crazy FIngers. 9:30pm

888 Front St., Lahaina - 667-2288


Friday 04/04

Neto Latin Salsa No cover, 9pm

The Willy’s & DJ Shaggy No cover, 9pm

All Access & DJ Shaggy $10, 10pm

MON - Na Hoku, Crazy Fingers, All Access, WED Karaoke, 9pm


WED - Open Mic Night, 10:30pm

4405 Honoapi`ilani Hwy., Kahana - 669-3474


DJ Jo Jo No cover, 9pm

DJ J-Woo No cover, 9pm

Guitar Hero No cover, 9pm

MON - Sisters Grimm

ADD Twins No cover, 9pm

ADD Twins No cover, 9pm

DJ Domino No cover, 9pm

Rock & Roll No cover, 9pm

MON - DJ Bryan, 9pm; TUE DJ Mackie Mac, 9pm, WED - DJ Domino, 9pm

Cyrus C No cover

Haiku Hillbillys No cover, 9pm

Celtic Tigers

Rushmore $25, 9:30pm

MON - Gypsy Pacific; TUE - Randall Rospond & Tom Conway; WED - Steve Sargenti

Wee D’ono No cover, 10pm

Anril & Silky Ringo No cover, 10pm

Hazmatt No cover, 10pm

Silky Ringo No cover, 10pm

MON - Live Music; TUE - Two Dimes & a Nickel; WED - Open Mic

DJ Nutmeg No cover, 10pm

DJ Nutmeg $5, 10pm

Jai Freedom $5, 10pm

DJ El Gato $5, 10pm

DJ Boomshot $5, 10pm

DJ Nutmeg $5, 10pm

2511 S. Kihei Rd., 891-8600

MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY’S 844 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7758

MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea - 874-1131

MULLIGAN’S AT THE WHARF Cinema Center, Lahaina - 661-8881

OCEANS BEACH & GRILL 1819 S. Kihei Rd. - 891-2414

OYSTER BAR 744 Front St., Lahaina - 661-9090

Soft Touch No cover, 9pm

PACIFIC’O 505 Front St., Lahaina - 667-4341

SOUTH SHORE TIKI LOUNGE 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-6444

DJ Kyle Sanchez No cover, 10pm

Freaky Friday w/DJ Sonny No cover, 10pm

Hyatt Regency, Ka`anapali - 667-4727

2411 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-0602

Crunch Pups No cover, 9pm

STOPWATCH SPORTS BAR 1279 S. Kihei Road, Kihei - 874-9299

Kanoa No cover, 10pm

MON - DJ Jay P, 10pm; TUE - DJ Boomshot, No cover, 10pm;

Erin Smith No cover, 9pm

DJ Shark in da Water, No cover, 9:30pm

TUE - The New Project, No cover, 10pm; WED - DJ Del Sol, No cover, 9:30pm

Vince Esquire No cover, 9pm

Jerry Caires $3, 9pm

1127 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-1380


DJ Jay P No cover, 10pm DJ Blast, $15, 9:30pm


TUE - DJ Music, No cover, 10pm

Kilohana No cover, 10pm

LAWA $5, 10pm

Ohana Groove No cover, 10pm

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APRIL 3, 2008




Roback. Early sets 3-5 p.m. (Followed by) Thu,

Main Street Bistro - Th-Fri, Rhythm & Blues

Pua`a. Early sets 3-6 p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Fri, Wed,

Braddah Brian & Roy; Fri, Brian, Roy & Kawika;. Sat,

with Freedom. 5-7:30 p.m.. 2051 Main St.,

Benny Uyetake; Sat, Tue, Mitch Kepa; Sun, Steve

“TBA”; Sun, Ryan Tanaka & Derrick Sebastian;

Wailuku, 244-6816.

Sargenti; Mon, Josh Kahula. Late sets 6-9 p.m.

Mon,“Derrick & Josh”; Tue, Roy & Friends; Wed, An

Sushi Go - Wed, Live music. 4-8 p.m. Queen

Den. Late sets 7-9:30 p.m. 2435 Ka`anapali

Ka`ahumanu Center, Kahului, 877-8744.

Parkway, Building P, 667-6636.


Java Jazz/Soup Nutz - Mon-Sat, Acoustic


3900 Wailea Alanui, 874-8000

music. All sets 7 p.m. 3350 Lower Honoapi`ilani

Hana Hou Cafe - Thu, Haiku Hillbillys; Wed, Tom

Lobby Lounge - (Early sets) Thu, Steve Repollo

Rd., Honokowai, 667-0787.

Conway and Randall Rospond. Sat, Live music. All sets

and Alan Villeran; Sat, Mon, Island Style Trio with

6-9 p.m. 810 Haiku Rd, Haiku Cannery, 575-2661.

hula dancing. Early sets 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Followed

deAquino Bradaz. All sets 6:30-8:30 p.m. 845 Front

Jacque’s - Mon, Live Jazz. 5 p.m. 120 Hana Hwy,

by) Thu, Sal Godinez and Marcus Johnson; Fri, Clay

St., Lahaina, 661-4811.

Paia, 579-8844.

Mortensen and George Tavoularis; Sat, Mon, Nils

Leilani’s On The Beach - Fri, Scott Baird;. Sat,

Livewire Cafe - Tue, Green Room Blue; Wed,

JD and Harry; Sun, Kilohana. All sets 2:30-5 p.m.

Eddie Float; Sat, Joshua. All sets 7:30-9:30 p.m.

2435 Ka`anapali Pkwy, Building J, 661-4495.

137 Hana Hwy, Paia, 579-6009.

Moose McGillycuddy’s, Lahaina - Fri, Llayne


& Pro Ed; Sat, Mark & Mike. All sets 6-9 p.m. 844

Jazzworks; Thu Mark Johnstone, Fri, Classic

Front St., 667-7758.

Hawaiian with Jocelyn, all sets 6:30-8:30. Sat, Live

Kimo’s - Mon- Wed, Sat, Sun, Sam Ahia. Fri,

Mulligan’s on the Wharf - Fri, AnRil. All sets 7



Bakery - Wed, Benoit


3850 Wailea Alanui, 875-1234 Botero Bar - Wed, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Live music. Humuhumunukunukuapua`a - Nightly, 5:30 p.m., Strolling Hawaiian Duo.


658 Wharf St., Lahaina, 661-3636. Sea House Restaurant - Early sets in the Sea


Breeze Terrace: Thu & Fri, Brian Haia; Sa-Su, Lui

200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, 661-1234

Williams; Mon-Wen, Coelho Morrison. All sets

Weeping Banyan Lounge - Nightly, Live music. All

3:30-5 p.m. Thu, Albert Kaina and Kincade Basques;

sets 6:30-9:30 p.m. Torch lighting ceremony nightly.

Fri, Kincade Basques; Sat, Coelho Morrison; Sun,


104 Ka`anapali Shores, Lahaina, 661-2000

Albert Kaina. All sets 7-9 p.m. Napili Kai Beach

Resort, 5900 Honoapi`ilani Rd., Napili, 669-1500.

8:30-11:30 p.m. Torchlighting ceremony nightly.

2:30 p.m. 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9999.

Billy Bones; Wed, Greg Di Piazza. All sets 6-8 p.m.

Andrew Jauba; Mon & Tue Kincade Basques; Wed,

Wed, Clay Mortensen and Gilbert Emata. Late sets

jazz music with Mark Johnstone & Friends, 12:30 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 661-8881. Pioneer Inn - Thu, Ah-Tim Eleniki; Tue, Captain

and Anastasia; Sun, Pam Peterson and Rudy Baria;

Ohana Bar & Grill - Wed, Thu, Live music; Fri,


4100 Wailea Alanui, 875-4100 Lobby Bar - Nightly, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Live music. ■ THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

3750 Wailea Alanui East Wing - Wed, 6:30-8 p.m., Marti Kluth. Lower Courtyard - Wed, 6:30-8 p.m., Jamie Lawerence and Friends. ■ WAILEA MARRIOTT

3700 Wailea Alanui, 879-1922

Patrick Major; Sun, Wayne and Friends; Mon, Tue,

Kumu Bar & Grill - Nightly, Hula dancing. 6-9 p.m.

Ernest Pua`a. All sets 5:30-9:30 p.m. Torch lighting

Mele Mele Lounge - Nighly, Live music. 9-11 p.m.

ceremony nightly.



3550 Wailea Alanui, 879-4900

2525 Ka`anapali Pkwy, 661-0011

Sunset Terrace - Wed, Thu, Bobby Krueger; Fri,

All sets 6:30-9 p.m. Maalaea Harbor, 243-2206.

Kupanaha - Nightly, Hula show, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Mahalo Greg; Sat, Rama Camarillo; Sun, Mondo

Moose McGillycuddy’s, Kihei - Fri, Erin

Tiki Courtyard - Nightly, Alanui with Uncle Rudi;

Kane; Mon, Tue, Lono. All sets 6-9 p.m.

Smith; Sat, Anuhea; All sets 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2511 S.

Sun, Hula show. All sets 6:30 p.m.


Kihei Rd., 891-8600.


5400 Makena Alanui, 874-1111

Mulligan’s on the Blue - Fri, Joyce & Gord,

5900 Honoapi`ilani Hwy, Napili, 669-1500

Molokini Lounge - (Very early sets) Fri, Mon,

5:30-8 p.m.; Sat, Sun, Celtic Tigers; Mon, Gypsy

Thu, Kincaid and Albert; Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Kincaid

Wed, Mele `Ohana Duo. Very early sets 9 a.m-1

Pacific; 7 p.m. 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874-1131.

Basques; Sun, Kapule Paoa; Wed, Albert Kaina. All

p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Sat, Sun, Tue, Ron Kuala’au;

South Shore Tiki Lounge - Thu, Sun, Tue, Tony;

sets 7-9 p.m.

Fri, Mon, Wed, Mele `Ohana Duo. Early sets 6 p.m.

Fri, Eclipse; Sat, Erin Smith; Mon, Kanoa; Wed,


Kenny Roberts. All sets 4-6 p.m. 1913 Kihei Rd.,

2780 Keka`a Dr., Ka`anapali, 661-3611

SOUTH MAUI Longhi’s - Sat, acustic music. 10:30-11 p.m. 3750

Wailea Alanui Dr., 891-8883 Ma`alaea Grill - Thu, Fri, Sat, Benoit Jazz Works.

Kihei Kalama Village, 874-6444.

(Followed by) Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Mele `Ohana Duo. Late sets 8:30-10:30 p.m.


Royal Ocean Terrace - Thu, Fri, Sat, Live

Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café - Sun, Mon,

Hawaiian. 6-8 p.m.


Brittany; Wed, Sat, Merv Oana Thu; Fri Margie; Tue


Hana, 248-8211

2605 Ka`anapali Pkwy, 661-0031

Paniolo Lounge - Thu-Sun, Live music. 6:30-9:30

Lagoon Bar - Nightly, Hula dancing during sets.


Thu, Mon, Tue, Bobby and Ralph; Fri, Ralph and

Main Dining Room - Thu, Sun, Hula dancing.

Allan; Sat, Sun, Fausto and Kawaika; Wed, Nathan

7:30-8:15 p.m.

Jamie Lawrence. All sets 6-10 p.m. The Shops at

Wailea, 875-9983. Tradewinds Poolside Cafe - Thu, Kawika Lum Ho; Fri, Kaleo Cullen; Sat, Louise Lambert; Sun, Mon, Kenny Roberts; Tue, Ramen & Cora; Wed, Keoki Ruiz. All sets 6-9 p.m. The Maui Coast Hotel,

2259 S. Kihei Rd., 874-6284.

and Ralph. All sets 6-8 p.m. Torchlighting and cliff


diving ceremony at sunset nightly. ■ THE WESTIN MAUI HOTEL


2365 Kaanapali Parkway, 667-2525

AK’s Cafe - Fri, Ron Kuala’au. 6:15 p.m. , Sat

Ono Bar & Grille - Thu, Sat, Steve Sargenti; Fri,

Tarvin Makai 6:15 p.m.1237 L. Main St, Wailuku,

Larry Golis; Sun, Margie Heart; Mon, Ernest Puaa;


Tue, Brian Haia; Wed, Pam Peterson. Tue-Sun

Café Marc Aurel - Tue, Live Music; Mon, Open

shows, 6-9 p.m. Mon, 5:30-9 p.m.

Mic Night. 7:30 p.m. 28 N. Market St., Wailuku,

Tropica - (Early sets) Thu, Wed, Brian Haia; Fri, Sat,


Mon, Marvin Tevaga; Sun, Josh Kahula; Tue, Ernest


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VASI’S HAIKU Restaurant hiring for the following:

BARRISTA/DELI CASHIER for evening shift Tuesday- Saturday (day shift on Saturday)

Call 573-8056 or Apply at 810 Kokomo Rd. Haiku

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Looking For: Line Cooks & Front of the House Employees Apply in person 889 Front St. Lahaina


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Now Hiring!

Server, Host and Retail Sales Associates!

Bartenders • Servers • Hosts • Line/Prep Cooks and more! APPLY IN PERSON Lahaina Gateway Center Next to Barnes & Noble

Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm


APRIL 3, 2008


The "Oyster Bar" is looking for qualified men and women to fill the following positions:


HOST HELP • BUS HELP WAIT HELP 5 years minimum experience

All individuals must possess strong hospitality skills and enjoy the thrill of serving others. Apply Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm 744 Front St., Lahaina • No phone calls please

Instructional and Student Support, PBB Position no. 78340, Maui CC, 0.50 FTE, half-time, general funds, to begin approximately 05/08. Duties: Assess the bachelor’s and graduate level distance learning and extension program needs in Maui County; facilitate an advisory committee, conducts surveys, collect data, write analytical reports, and conduct on-going program evaluation. Plan for, codify, provide, and assess academic support services (e.g., videoconferencing and network/PC support, registration, proctoring, recruiting and marketing activities) for UH Center programs. Maintain communication with MCC departments and staff and UH System originating campuses to ensure support services are adequate and accreditation requirements are met for UH Center facilitated programs. Serve as a remote site coordinator responsible for day-to-day site operations including evening and weekend work; coordinates site schedule and resolves problems related to site operation; responsible for budget/fiscal reports, and staff supervision. Serve as point-of-contact for the public, students, and faculty, and determine their needs and take appropriate actions necessary to address their inquiries and requests for information and assistance. Provide training for the use of technical equipment and diagnose and troubleshoot problems; pick-up/drop off as necessary instructors from the airport and instructional materials from the post office. Other duties as assigned.

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Uniform Attendant Lahaina. Please call Al at 661-5066 or fax resume to 661-6902. Will train. Part Time/Full Time


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NOW HIRING Bussers • Servers Fax 891-8862 or Apply in person at 2259 S. Kihei Rd.

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Everyone’s on board with your plan—everyone except the one person you’d most like to be on board. Because almost all of us love your plan, we’re praying that you don’t throw it all away for this one person. You’re prone to extravagant melodramatic gestures like that, sometimes. It’d be an awfully dumb thing to do just because one person won’t (or, more likely, can’t) get on board right now. Please move forward with your excellent idea. That special person may or may not ever climb on board, but at least give them a chance by actually setting sail.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) This week is an exercise in patience and maturity—specifically, yours. You’re likely to be subject to a variety of obnoxious and inappropriate behaviors. These aren’t plots to undermine or destroy your peace of mind, but rather incredibly inept and desperate pleas for attention. Can you be the one adult in a sea of emotional teenagers? Or will you complain that it’s not fair? (It isn’t, but that’s just the way it is.) How generous and forgiving can you be? Can you rise above the annoyance and give those in question some of the tolerant, insightful attention they sorely need? They won’t thank you for it, probably—but the rest of us will.


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GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Playing rock, paper, scissors may not be the best way to decide something, but at least something would get decided. Short of some kind of intervention, some of us fear that you’ll never come to any sort of point here. I know you’d rather arrive at some kind of intelligent decision that’s less random than simply flipping a coin. But at least that way, you’d finally reach some sort of conclusion, instead of endless wavering as you have been for—how long now? Weeks? Months? Years? Way too long. Flip a coin already. Any decision is better than none.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Where will you choose to see (and show) the most beauty? In the big picture and the long view, or in the details? Do you want a portrait taken from far away, with Vaseline on the lens? Or do you want an extreme close-up, with emphasis on all the details, even if they seem like “imperfections?” If you present the former to the world, you’re likely to get lots of admirers but few, if any, will stick around once they get close enough to see the stuff that got left out of that image. The latter, however, might not net you any admirers at all, unless you find someone who’s able to see beauty in those details. Of course, that’s the kind of person you ultimately want to find, right?

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Keep things simple. You’ve always had an appreciation for simplicity and forthrightness, and tend to possess those qualities yourself. Yet somehow you still end up entangled in nets of obfuscation, vagueness, and manipulation. Extricate yourself from that kind of bullshit, Leo, and the lame people intent on keeping you tangled up in them and more or less holding you back. They’re ultimately not worth your time, and should be left behind as soon as reasonably possible. Find the people who are as direct, honest, and clear as you are. You’ll appreciate them. What’s more, they’ll appreciate you.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Don’t be such a wimp! You’re like someone who goes snow-boarding for the first time, then wakes up sore the next day and decides, “This is not for me.” Of course things will hurt when you’re trying something new. This is the equivalent of exercising muscles you’ve rarely used before. I can’t believe you’re willing to give up this easily. I won’t let you, and I hope there are at least a few other people in your life who will push you to keep at it. Get your ass up! Stretch, work out the kinks, and then get right back to whatever it was you were doing to give yourself such an awesome workout.

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Recognize that determination will only take you so far. I’m a big fan of mind over matter and an “anything’s possible” attitude, but sometimes you just have to face a big old reality check and admit that something or someone might simply be out of your league (at the very least, right now). If you want to build yourself up to reach new heights, you’ve got to make sure your foundation is solid enough to handle it, or you’ll collapse, regardless of your will to succeed. Take it down a few notches and check on your foundation. Is it cracked? Is it big enough and strong enough to hold you up as you grow? If not, spend this week (and perhaps much longer) working on it before you even contemplate reaching for the heavens.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Scars are not all that define us, as individuals, but the wounds we recovered from do play a large part in determining who we are. Thus they should be honored, and, if possible, cherished. Suffering, in the right quantities, can breed incredible, inspiring people. This is not to say you shouldn’t try to ease others’ suffering whenever you can. You should always do your best in this regard; life is hard enough! But when you simply can’t make someone’s troubles go away, you can take comfort in the fact that if they survive their woes, they’ll ultimately be better off for it.


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Ants follow scent messages left by their sisters as they carry out their daily labors. You, too, are following secret signals that you might not even be consciously aware of. Luckily, I believe you to have far more capacity than an ant to become conscious of them, and choose how you’ll react to them, instead of just blindly heeding them. This week, try to take note of how many of your decisions you make without really thinking about them. This is not to say you should endlessly deliberate over every little thing. But actually noticing your decisions is the first step towards being able to assess whether they’re smart ones or not.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) When presented with a choice between two kinds of competitions—one a straightforward race, where the fastest person gets the prize, and the other something more devious, which involves analysis, manipulation, and even deviousness—most signs would unequivocally choose one over the other every time. Not you sly Capricorns. Asked to select a preference between those two possibilities, your answer would assuredly be: “Whichever one I’m more likely to win.” Unfortunately, you can’t know that ahead of time in this case, so think of it like this: run the race whose winner you would ultimately respect more.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) When it comes right down to it, you do what you’ve got to do. You may turn up your nose, at first, to some of the necessities but once you’ve decided they’re necessities, you roll up your sleeves and get to them. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, you’d do what you had to do to survive, even if it meant hunting squirrels for their meat and pelts. We’d find you a couple years down the line garbed all in grey gnawing on a tiny rodent leg quite happily. The situation you’re faced with is one of those: rife with unpleasant necessities. You already know how adaptable you are once you’ve jumped into a situation; the delay is usually while you’re still on the brink. Go on, get it over with. Leap and adapt, already.

PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) These people mean business. They don’t mess around. You don’t think of yourself as someone who does, but by their standards, you may simply be too vague, non-committal, and ultimately too flaky to count on—unless you step it up. Can you do that, Pisces? Or are you so attached to your ways of doing things that you’ll let an opportunity like this pass you by? Intentions mean squat if you can’t follow through on them. Ultimately, this is a question you’ll always have to face. We know you can talk a big game—but can you, realistically, live up to it?


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Almost Famous I do not want to be famous, but I’m pretty sure that Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame prediction has come true. With blogs and stuff like You Tube, everyone can be famous (read: downloaded) for at least a brief moment in time. Now until very recently, I had always thought fame would be the cat’s pajamas. See, I’ve always envisioned fame to be this happy place full of comped meals, designer clothes, weekends filled with parties and men and theme music. In my head, the famous walk around to theme music. I’m not sure what my song would be, but it would pop into everyone’s head whenever I walked by. As a teenager, I even did some television work. Yes, it was a German soap opera, and I had to wear a bikini, but it was still TV. Of course, I have yet to hear someone say, “Hey aren’t you that chick from blah blah blah?” Now that I write a weekly column, I’m getting actual attention from the public. Suddenly, I’m not as extroverted as I thought I was. Then again, maybe I’d enjoy my mediocre level of “fame”–if you can call it that–if it was more positive than negative. Fame wouldn’t be that bad if everybody loved me—I could roll with an inbox full of love letters. Being in the public eye can be uncomfortable. I’m unnerved when I think about how many people out there have formed opinions of me without actually meeting me. Of course, I judge people I don’t know all the time and totally enjoy every minute of it. In fact, one of my favorite web sites is The Superficial (, which is loaded with snarky, sometimes mean entries that make fun of our favorite celebs for no particular reason at all. The interesting thing is that all of us are far more talked about and famous than we think. Chances are, if you spend any amount of time on the Internet there is someone somewhere talking about you. Frightening? More like fascinating. I recently sold a pair of designer jeans on eBay. The day after they sold, I got a lovely email from a reader on another island asking me if it was me who sold the pair of True Religions on eBay. I laughed out loud at what a small world it really is, even on the web which seems to go on to infinity and beyond, then told her that yes, I did. Come to find out she belongs to a forum that discusses and loves designer denim (don’t laugh—I’m a member of forums on pole-dancing and crochet) and evidently there was a thread of people discussing my jeans. My jeans! And I’m not talking about a couple of verbal exchanges, here—I’m talking a full-on discussion about the details and nuances of my old jeans. After reading the exchange, I immediately discovered two things. First, that we’re all famous for something. And second, that someone seriously scored when they bought my denim. Starr Begley would like to congratulate Britney Spears for wearing panties today. MTW


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11.41 Heco's Imported Palm Oil, April 3, 2008, Volume 11, Issue 41, MauiTime  

MauiTime talks about the deadly price of HECO's support for imported palm oil. An insight on Waikapu Grill and places with unusual patio din...

11.41 Heco's Imported Palm Oil, April 3, 2008, Volume 11, Issue 41, MauiTime  

MauiTime talks about the deadly price of HECO's support for imported palm oil. An insight on Waikapu Grill and places with unusual patio din...