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

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
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



OUT OF THE SHADOWS

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



FINAL WORD

"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