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Honolulu writer Kathleen Norris says the Book of Psalms helps her deal with life's sufferings, solace and joy.

Gregory Yamamoto • The Honolulu Advertiser

Honolulu writer reflects on the power of the Psalms
Writer Kathleen Norris finds spirituality wherever she goes. "I get up early and listen to the sirens and the silence," she said. "You can hear the spiritual resonance in both."

It's a day for chocolate
Today is the day for a little chocolate indulgence. It will make you feel good and maybe a little romantic on this day when Cupid plays.

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'Gladiator' leads Oscar nominations
"Gladiator,'' the glitzy successor to "Ben-Hur'' and "Spartacus,'' led the Oscar field yesterday with 12 nominations, including best picture, actor and director.
List of Oscar nominations
Some befuddled by John-Eminem duet
Some people are still scratching their heads over Elton John's decision to sing a duet with Eminem at next week's Grammys.
Hollywood writers extend talks
Hollywood writers and producers have entered a fourth week of contract negotiations in an early bargaining session designed to avoid a potential walkout this spring.
Hawai'i Theatre presents best of The Beatles
"Get Back," a musical featuring hit songs by The Beatles, will be staged Feb. 23-25 at the Hawai'i Theatre.
Love can be delicious with a chocolate cheesecake
Chocolate is the star of many a Valentine's treat, and it lends its always popular flavor to this sweetheart of a dessert. The chocolate cheesecake can be topped with plain or chocolate-covered strawberries, whipped cream or other fancy inspiration.
Enjoyment tips
Light touch for fruity chocolate Valentine's treat
Whether you prefer a mouthful or just one or two, Black and White Chocolate Strawberries make a sweetly lovable, but not too rich, treat to pop into your Valentine's mouth.
Right drink caps a perfect meal
Many diners do not call a meal complete until they have had a wondrous dessert to cap off their gastronomic dining adventure; something small, sweet and decadent.
Island Pantry
Island curries reflect elaborate labor and love of ancestors
Once a popular Island approach to entertaining, curry suppers still make sense. Curries, those pungent stews made of everything imaginable, from shrimp and lamb, to chicken and beef, have over the years become a mainstay on Island tables.
The Vegetarian
Armenian dish featured in N.Y. restaurant book
Armenian Stuffed Cabbage is among the recipes featured in "New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant" (Ten Speed Press, $19.95 paperback).
Light Touch
Healthy chili loaded with flavor
This hearty dish is part soup, part stew — let it play the role in your mealtime game plan that suits your taste and needs.
Quick Bites
Strawberry Connection moving; Pillsbury contest seeks young chefs; Kamehameha selling cookbooks; Garden Cafe to reopen in May; Hillshire searching for family recipes.
Culinary Calendar
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
Medeiros keeps music going after 'Baywatch'
Glenn Medeiros, who was music coordinator for "Baywatch Hawai'i," has returned to teaching voice and performing in Waikiki ... Pat Sajak and Joe Moore to team up ... Tiny's Karaoke Contest.

• Island Sounds
'Elua Kane, Dennis James Lee sample past and present
Advertiser entertainment editor Wayne Harada reviews the following CDs: "Paddle To The Rising Sun" by 'Elua Kane and "Smile" by Dennis James Lee.

Audio sample of "Paddle To The Rising Sun" by Elua Kane. in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.
Audio sample of "Smile" by Dennis James Lee. in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.

Joan Namkoong
• Market Basket
Strawberries ripe for picking at markets
The California strawberry season has begun and so has the 'Ulupalakua, Maui, season. Farmer Roy Hamamura's crop of fresh-picked, ripe strawberries, can be found at Star Markets and Daiei.
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