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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 10, 2006

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Ancient tales of Tonga

Advertiser Staff and News Services

As part of its "Life in the Pacific of the 1700s" show, the Honolulu Academy of Arts is hosting free lectures. Tomorrow is the second part of Tongan storyteller Emil Wolfgramm's four-part program that explores ancient Tongan tales of the genesis of the cosmos.

This week: "The Cosmogony From Tonga, Part 2: The Sky World" at 11 a.m. in the Doris Duke Theatre. The series continues Saturdays at 11 a.m. through April 1, ending with "Part 4: The Ocean Land."

Advertiser staff



PEARL CITY A PRIME RETIREMENT SPOT

Looking for a place to retire? Seems one of the nation's best warm-weather places to spend your golden years is ... Pearl City. Yep. That's according to a study last year by Money magazine and CNN/Money.

Check it out at http://money.cnn.com/best/bpretire: If you cite all the quality of life criteria (except low auto insurance) as "very important" and opt for "no extreme cold," the No. 1 choice is Pearl City. Rounding out the top five are 'Aiea; Mililani; Bell, Calif.; and Metairie, La.

The site also has a "Best Places to Live" section. When similar quality-of-life search criteria are chosen, 'Aiea ranks No. 1, followed by Pearl City; Bell; Deer Park, Texas; and Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Zenaida Serrano



FINAL WORD

"I get along with everyone except for men my age, who are bourgeois or retired or boring, and cannot follow the evolution of time or mood."

Karl Lagerfeld | the Chanel fashion designer, 67, in New York magazine