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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 2, 2004

Yoga is for kids, too

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Yoga is among Hawai'i's fastest-growing forms of exercise for adults. Now the keiki can do yoga, too.

Yoga instructor Wai Lana has created a "Little Yogis" kit that includes a video, mat and poster. The video is keiki-friendly, with cartoon characters and the real-life Wai Lana demonstrating and explaining in simple terms how to achieve yoga breathing and poses.

Wai Lana filmed the videos at Island locations. Available for $34.95 plus shipping and handling, online at www.wailana.com or by phoning (800) 228-5145.

Massie case is back

Expect to see, hear and read a lot about the notorious Massie case in the coming weeks and months.

From left, David Takai, Horace Ida and Henry Chang were three of the five men acquitted of raping Thalia Massie.

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The 1931 case — involving the alleged gang rape of Navy wife Thalia Massie by five local men (all were acquitted) and the subsequent kidnapping and murder of one of the defendants (Joseph Kahahawai) by Massie's husband, mother and two enlisted men — drew national attention and and shined a bright light on issues of race, class and power in the Territory of Hawai'i.

Kumu Kahua Theatre, the Judiciary History Center of Hawai'i and the University of Hawai'i Center for Biographical Research are hosting two free public events — Jan. 13 and 20 — that examine the Massie-Kahahawai trials and their lasting impact on Hawai'i.

The events coincide with Kumu Kahua Theatre's production of "Massie/Kahahawai," which runs Jan. 8 to Feb. 8. (For more information, call Kumu Kahua at 536-4441.) A pair of books on the case, one by David Stannard and one by John Rosa, are expected to be released in 2004. PBS is working on a documentary about the case.

Top drive-by ditties

Shake it like a Polaroid picture, baby!

OutKast's "Hey Ya!" won top honors as Best Driving Song of 2003 from voters in a Yahoo! Auto Web poll conducted last month. The OutKast dance anthem scored 20 percent of the vote while its closest competitor, 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P.," received 19 percent.

The rest of the Top 10: "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence (14 percent); "Lose Yourself" by Eminem (9 percent); "Crazy In Love" by Beyoncé and Jay-Z (7 percent); "Get Busy" by Sean Paul (6 percent); "It's My Life" by No Doubt, "Clocks" by Coldplay, "Where Is The Love" by Black Eyed Peas (5 percent each); and "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake (4 percent).

Yup, we're wondering where the love was for Fitty's "In Da Club," too. More than 2,400 surfers cast their vote in the poll, held from Dec. 8 to 17.