The Left Lane
"Dinosaurs of Darkness" author and paleontologist Patricia Vickers-Rich has been involved with the discovery of more than a dozen ancient reptiles, including dinosaurs of Australia, which, 115 million years ago, were near the South Pole. So your dino-crazed kids may be interested to know Vickers-Rich is giving a "Polar Dinosaurs" presentation tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Bishop Museum. The event is geared especially for families with children. Vickers-Rich will detail numerous creatures, including the qantassaurus, a kangaroo-sized dinosaur that hopped around on its hind legs.
Will Hoover, Advertiser staff writer
A 75-year-old 'Ewa man, in training to walk his first marathon in October, is up to more than an hour on the road so far. Sure, Don Wright has got a long way to go, and he has to raise $5,000 in donations besides. The incentive: If he can raise the donations, gifts to the Arthritis Foundation, the nonprofit group, will pay his way to Ireland to
enter the Dublin Marathon. Members of the "Dublin Challenge" team also will get accommodations for seven days and six nights, ground transportation, their entry fee and team gear and, according to the Hawai'i planners, "full Irish breakfasts."
Last year was the first time a Hawai'i team participated in the fund-raiser; 17 people drummed up enough donations to qualify. One team member this year, a Maui resident, has raised her money already, so it's possible. But time is short. If you want to try, you have to call today: 942-3636 or 1-800-462-0743.
Vicki Viotti, Advertiser staff writer
Who's your daddy?
The 14th Annual Daddy/Baby Look-Alike Contest takes place tomorrow, the day before Father's Day, at Ward Warehouse. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, as well as for the Best Costumed Duo and Most Spirited Duo.
Dads and their kids, up to 30 months old, are eligible. The $10 fee benefits March of Dimes. Prizes include trophies and gift certificates. Register at the 'ewa end of Ward Warehouse at 8:30 a.m.; the contest begins at 9:30 a.m. Call 591-8411 for information.
Mary Kaye Ritz, Advertiser staff writer
That bastion of basics in Dodgeville, Wis., Land's End, has gone Hawaiian with its Father's Day catalog, devoting its cover and first seven pages to the aloha shirt. The cover of this gigglefest reads "Hula Boola! Our new Island Shirts are like vacations with buttons." Copy by humorist Bruce McCall documents fictional "less-than-great moments in Island Shirt history." There's also a brief history of the aloha shirt in Hawai'i and the origins of the Reyn Spooner shirt, as four of the shirts in the catalog are from Reyn's. The other three are made in the Midwest. Online at www.landsend.com,the shirts are $20 off, priced at $49.50.
Paula Rath, Advertiser staff writer