HAWAII: Aloha, Poi

Peter Kane Jr., 45, is a familiar figure around Honolulu. For the past 14 years he has been a saxophone player in the municipal Royal Hawaiian Band, and in his gleaming white uniform he is a sight to see as the band goes marching by. Kane (pronounced Connie) is the fattest member of the band. Last year, after a vacation and a carefree feast of poi,* Peter waddled back to band practice fatter than ever. He measured 5 ft. 7 in. vertically, 4 ft. 8 in. around the middle, and tipped the freight scales at 355 glorious pounds. Eying the...

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