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MidWeek Islander (Windward Oahu) - - Windward Oahu Islander - Carol Chang

he 2014 Pro Bowl brought to­gether key play­ers in the war against lung cancer. Meet­ing at Nico’s restau­rant were Ka­neohe’s Karen Latzka (a sur­vivor) of the Na­tional Lung Cancer Part­ner­ship and NFL vet­eran Chris Draft, who has his own foun­da­tion to pro­mote aware­ness, screen­ing and treat­ment. Nico’s also hosted the 2013 Breathe Easy Break­fast … Ka­neohe’s Kapono Ciotti— a vet­eran drum­mer with Lori Ki­mata in his West African fu­sion band Ja­marek — en­ter­tains at 9 p.m. Satur­day at the Sta­tion Bar & Lounge on Ka­pi­olani … Dr. W.Y. Chung has ac­quired a pi­cosec­ond aes­thetic laser to re­vi­tal­ize the skin at his Vein and Skin Cen­ters in Kailua and Honolulu. He ex­plains that it de­liv­ers ul­tra­short bursts of en­ergy to the skin in tril­lionths of a sec­ond. Zap! Tat­toos, freck­les, sunspots and some birth­marks ap­par­ently just dis­ap­pear … Chief or­ganic of­fi­cer Mark Fer­gu­son has taken his Down to Earth health food chain on­line with or­der­ing now open at es­tore.downtoearth.org. Don’t worry: Kailua and the other real stores are still open too … An­other Mark, Kailua’s mul­ti­tal­ented Mark Mu­rakami, just made cap­tain in the U.S. Coast Guard Re­serves, “cap­ping” a 22-year ca­reer of both ac­tive duty and re­serve ser­vice — he served on the West Coast and in the Caribbean. A for­mer Surfrider, Mark also is a di­rec­tor and award­win­ning lit­i­ga­tor in the Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert law firm, trea­surer for the Hawaii Bar, Le­gal Aid So­ci­ety vol­un­teer, blog­ger (Hawai­iOceanLaw.com), hus­band and fa­ther. Phew! … Kailua res­i­dent Den­nis Muth has pub­lished Mother Mary Comes to Me: Words of Wis­dom from Medjugorje, which tells of his spir­i­tual re­newal dur­ing a back­pack­ing trip through Europe af­ter col­lege. Of course, the ti­tle has a fa­mil­iar ring to it. Den­nis also is part of two Bea­tles trib­ute bands (ama­zon.com) … Twin broth­ers Cody and Ja­cob Poel­man (Ka­haluu Chris­tian School 2012) have grad­u­ated from Air Na­tional Guard ba­sic train­ing at Lack­land AFB, Texas

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Mark Mu­rakami

Ja­cob Poel­man

Cody Pe­ol­man

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