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Willie's Wallabies is inspired by a true story of two Australian wallabies that once escaped from a private zoo and colonized a remote valley on one of the Hawaiian islands.

Book Review
Childhood adventure in the company of critters
A true story of two Hawaiian wallabies.; A tale of paniolo cowboy on the Big Island.; Two new online books
Conference on writing kiddie books

Surfing Girl magazine targeted at a teen audience
Surfing Girl magazine launched its premiere newsstand issue this month, after being a once-a-year swimsuit preview in Surfer magazine for the last five years.

tgif calendar
Entertainment guide
tube notes
Best bets on TV

Snoop Dogg shows the genius that is hip hop
After enduring a three-hour wait and a self-promoting opening act, a Blaisdell Arena crowd last night finally was treated by a Snoop Dogg history lesson in the hip hop genre.
'Survivor II' narrowly out-draws 'Friends'
Round one of the Great Television War goes to "Survivor II." The CBS reality series drew 29 million viewers Thursday night, while a super-sized "Friends drew 22.2 million to NBC.
Regis co-host may be named soon
Published reports yesterday said Kelly Ripa of the soap opera "All My Children" will join Regis Philbin as the new co-host of "Live With Regis."
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
Nabors sporting shades; Iz a hit on AOL
Jim Nabors' shiner; Portlock to add Island music to its dinner mix; 'Aloha Waikiki' show at new DFS Gallaria is not to be missed; "Al Waterson and You' marks ninth anniversary.

• Island Sounds
Keola Beamer celebrates Island pride in new album
Carrying on a family tradition, Keola Beamer sings of 'ohana and 'aina in his newest album, declaring his unending respect for and admiration of his Island roots.

Audio sample of "Island Born" by Keola Beamer. in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.
Audio sample of "Ami Ami Slack Key" by Led Kaapana and Bob Brozman. in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.

Joan Namkoong
• Quick Bites
Bigger brewpub in Kona
The Brewpub Oasis, part of the Kona Brewing Co. facility in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island, has just expanded to provide more seating. Kona Brewing Co. hopes to play host to small concerts and private functions.
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