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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 4, 2006

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Bye-bye Baltic Avenue ... hello Kalakaua?

Advertiser Staff

Parker Brothers sold its first Monopoly games in 1935, and the iconic Depression -era graphics and Mainland street names remain. Now Monopoly is modernizing with a special Here and Now edition, and the real estate could include Diamond Head, Kalakaua Avenue or Waikiki Beach. (If the rents are era-appropriate, will they stock more money for the bank?). You can cast your vote (only one a day) to change the board's topography at www.monopoly.com through May 12.

Wayne Harada



HAPPENING



ART AND MUSIC BENEFIT GREGORY HOUSE

Local nonprofit Gregory House Programs provides rent subsidies, emergency assistance and temporary shelter to people with HIV/AIDS throughout the state. You can help with that mission by attending the Evening of Art & Music Fundraiser at McClain Auctions from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. In the lineup: live music by Don Conover, heavy pupu from Murphy's Bar & Grill and silent and live auctions. Auction items come from galleries (more than 170 items from Robyn Buntin of Honolulu), artists and community members. The $100 ticket includes food, one drink ticket and valet parking. Call 592-9022 to buy tickets.

Advertiser staff



FINAL WORD

"I'll read interviews with authors and they'll be like, 'Yes, I spent three months on that one page!' And I just think 'My God. I would rather drink bleach than have to live with my own precious little poo for so long!"

Augusten Burroughs, "Running With Scissors" author, in Entertainment Weekly