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Three-year-old David Wilhelm, playing with a camera, is awaiting a kidney transplant. His mother, Puanani Wilhelm, sitting behind him, is being tested as a donor. Immediate family members are the most common organ donors for young children; five children await kidneys now in Hawai'i.

Cory Lum • The Honolulu Advertiser

The transplant waiting game shows progress in the Islands

In the past year, 70 Hawai'i patients received life-saving transplants, a record year for a state where there's been concern about low levels of organ donation in the past.
Health Calendar

Isle deejay takes credit for Shaggy hit
Jamaican dancehall-pop artist Shaggy, with the second-best-selling single and album on Billboard's two biggest charts this week, can thank a Honolulu deejay with sharp ears for a push up the ladder.

Planning your weekend? Check out TGIF online for movie showtimes and reviews and weekend happenings.

B.B. King tickets on sale Saturday

B.B. King, often dubbed the king of the blues, will return to Hawai'i for a four-Island engagement in March. Tickets go on sale Saturday.
Hormone discovery a clue to diabetes
Scientists have discovered a hormone in the fat cells of mice that blocks the action of insulin and may solve the mystery of why overweight people are more likely to develop the most common form of diabetes.
Theater extends 'Ballyhoo' run
Additional performances will be staged Jan. 31 through Feb. 4. for "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," a Tony Award-winning romantic comedy, at Manoa Valley Theatre.
Tube Notes
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
Reichel video nominated at New York film festival
Scott Sorensen, who directed Keali'i Reichel's "Kukahi '99" video, has learned that the project has been nominated in the New York Film and Video Festival's category of Best Music Home Video in the World.

• Island Sounds
Kapena mixes past and future
Kapena's first CD of 2001 is a 10-tune sampler that reflects the group's reign as one of the best contemporary Hawaiian music groups in the Islands.

Audio sample of "Ta'u Koula" by Kapena in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.

Joan Namkoong
• Market Basket
Consult your local scout: It's cookie time
The Girl Scouts' annual cookie sale will continue through Feb. 4. New this year is an Aloha Chips with Macadamia Nuts cookie that features white fudge chips and Hawai'i-grown macadamia nuts.
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