Honolulu Magazine - May 2005 May 1, 2005 Site Staff First Person: Please Don’t Kill Me! Terry Rollman, Editorial about the dangers that bicyclists face on the road, the fun of bicycling and the message that Vernon Izuka encouraged. Q + A, Robbie "Flash" Hansen A. Kam Napier, As promotions and marketing director of the Wave Waikiki for the past seven years, Flash, 32, keeps that nightclub jumping. As an independent promoter, his twice-monthly Skyline parties have resurrected the formerly geriatric Hanohano Room in the Sheraton Waikiki. Making a Difference: Targeted Tutoring Sue Kiyabu, The Lahaina community rallies to help boost students’ test scores with specialized tutoring.Letters Site Staff, Letters to the Editor, May 2005 Hip Moms Lori Anne Tomonari, Photos by Rae Huo, Five different great gift ideas for Mother's Day. Up to our eyeballs? Michael Keany, Honolulu City and County is in the hole for $3 billion for the Waikiki Beautification Project What Happened at the Grammys? Heidi Chang, The Grammys finally gave their first award for a Hawaiian Music Album. So why are so many Island musicians unhappy? Clean Your Greens Joan Namkoong, Photo: rae huo Just when you think it’s safe to eat your veggies, you’ll hear a news report, like the one about parasite-induced meningitis, that sets off an alarm bell among consumers as well as those in the produce business.… From Our Files Ronna Bolante, From Our Files, May 2005 Act 51: Can It Save The Public Schools? John Heckathorn, Michael Keany, Photos by Guy A. Sibilla, The legislature passed a bill “reinventing” the public schools. Now some of the town’s most powerful business executives are trying to make it work. High School: An Inside Story Ronna Bolante, Photos by Guy A. Sibilla, Honolulu Magazine associate editor Ronna Bolante goes to Moanalua High School for a week, to go to classes, to meet the teachers and espcially the students. Dining: Upscale Asian John Heckathorn, Dining review of E&O Trading Co., Shokudo and Shanghai Bistro How Maui County Was Made Ilima Loomis, A hundred years ago, the counties were nearly named after monarchs, not islands. 2005 marks the 100th birthday of our island county names. Martin Denny: 1911–2005 Michael Keany, Hawaii's piano music legend Martin Denny dies. Meeting of the Minds Lavonne Leong, East-West Philosophers’ Conference convenes in Honolulu to discuss “Educations and Their Purposes" Writing the Surf Lavonne Leong, Michael McPherson, poet surfer, writes a book about Hawaii surfing Recommended Michael Keany, Recommended media, May 2005. Randall Yee recommends John Grisham’s The Broker. Dennis Hokama recommends Mystic River. Byron Yasui recommends Kupaianaha by Manuakepa Our Town: Lewers Lounge Michael Keany, Michael Keany reviews Lewers Lounge in Waikiki. Afterthoughts: Strange Lessons A. Kam Napier, illustration: michael austin This year, the state House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for the Board of Education to create a database of fat teachers. Yes, fat teachers. Because fat is bad. And teachers are role models. The resolution… Editor's Page: A Real Education John Heckathorn, A look at the executive heads running the schools, and the headlines surrounding the situation.