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Rotary Club of Honolulu president Kitty Lagareta says a lot of women are involved in the leadership of the once only-male organization.

Deborah Booker • The Honolulu Advertiser

New, diverse Rotary is welcoming women and new customs
Rotary has always been about service, and now women are leaders in the group. And the members' faces reflect all ages, career stages and ethnicities. The barriers are crumbling.

'Baywatch' creator will stay in Hawai'i
"Baywatch Hawaii" series creator and executive producer Gregory Bonann said that sinking ratings, not escalating local production costs, were the key factor in the program's cancellation.

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Servers merger makes buying tickets by phone faster, easier
Ticket-buying by phone should be faster and easier by the end of the month, now that the city's Department of Enterprise Services and Ticket Plus have consolidated their computerized ticket-processing servers.
Rapper Eminem pleads guilty
Rap superstar Eminem, who is nominated for four awards at next week's Grammys, has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Downey signs for eight more 'Ally' episodes
Troubled actor Robert Downey Jr. has agreed to appear in eight more episodes of the Fox series "Ally McBeal," his publicist said Wednesday.
Fund-raiser planned for anti-abuse group

Jimmy Borges and his Jazz All-Stars will perform at a wine-tasting fund-raiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JMD Educational Center, 99-1269 Iwaena St. in 'Aiea.
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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