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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Spin your wheels for epilepsy

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Endurance sport trainer Raul Boca will be on hand at the 2nd annual SpinFest on Friday.

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The Honolulu Club hosts the 2nd annual SpinFest, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday. Participants in the 12-hour indoor cycling marathon won't just be spinning their wheels all donations (suggested $20 per hour) go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii.

Endurance sport trainer Raul Boca and the club's spinning staff will be on hand to support the go-nowhere riders. A post-event reception follows with food, wine and entertainment. To reserve a space, call 543-3910.

SpinFest is a kick-off event for Sharon's Ride, a national ride-run-walk fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation, happening Sunday in Hawai'i. To register, call 528-3058.

Michael Tsai


On the heels of the film "Memoirs of a Geisha," the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i will host the panel discussion "Shadows of a Geisha," 6 tonight at the center.

Former KGMB news anchor Jade Moon, consultant Barbara Tanabe, actor-director Kati Kuroda and former Miss Hawai'i USA Alicia Michioka-Jones will discuss how racial and gender stereotypes, including that of the geisha, have affected their careers. It's a free event. Information: 945-7633 or www.jcch.com.

Catherine E. Toth


"Everyone in Hawai'i exudes that spirit so generous and kind. We just all grow up with that kind of a personality."

MALIKA DUDLEY | Miss Hawaii, named Miss Congeniality at the Miss America Pageant on Saturday, to the Associated Press