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Castle’s Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay will speak Sunday at the HHSAA Hall of Honor banquet, where the 2013 outstanding Hawaii high school athletes will take their bows and accept $2,000 scholarships from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Among them are Red Raiders Kawe Johnson and Aofaga Wily … Kailua’s Doug Fitch (slack key and vocals) releases his fourth CD, Believe in Love, at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at The Willows, featuring guest artist Heather Nakahara, also of Kailua. That makes 13 original songs to listen to (dougfitchmusic.com) …


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Janice Knapp

Mark Panek, author of the nonfiction book Big Happiness (about the late Waikane sumo wrestler Percy Kipapa), Gaijin Yokozuna: A Biography of Chad Rowan and his newly released first novel Hawaii, received the Elliot Cades emerging artist award for Literature May 19 at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival … Kailua’s Alan Akao – a Rutgers graduate and UH law student – is a legal intern this summer with the Native Hawaiian Legal Defense & Education Fund …

Watch out above. Original Magnum P.I. actor Roger Mosley (T.C.) is set to emerge from the show’s original and completely refurbished “The Copper” chopper during a noon landing Tuesday (June 4) in Kualoa Ranch’s front pasture … Two Windward Head Start parents got a head start themselves as winners of HCAP’s Go College! Essay Contest on how a computer could help them in their careers. Kahelelani Brady of Laie Head Start (a federally supported preschool) and Kahaunani Tai of Waimanalo Head Start won new laptop computers from Reno businesswoman Elisabeth Galvin

Catholic Charities Hawaii has named Kailua’s Janice Knapp vice president of development. She brings fundraising experience from Hospice Hawaii, Goodwill, Red Cross and The Nature Conservancy … Lucky slot players raking it in recently in downtown Vegas – Kaneohe’s Hank Kaiwi Jr. $10,772, Elaine Fujisaka $7,523, Anita Albinio $6,680 and Carleen Pascua $4,000; and Kailua’s Albert Nascimento $5,946 and Yvonne McDermott $4,430