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J: IT LOOKS LIKE OLD TIMES - BUT EVEN SWEETER AS MAUI'S NEWEST CORPORATION CONTINUES ONE OF MAUI'S OLDEST INSTITUTIONS.

AND, 2010 CAME IN WITH A BANG - THAT WAS ALMOST DEADLY TO TWO MAUI CHILDREN. SOME LAWMAKERS SAY - ENOUGH.

THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK - PLUS WE'LL HAVE THE GOOD NEWS FOR SALVATION ON OUR FIRST 2010 EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE INTERNET AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST. I'M JEFF KING. IT WAS THE BEST NEWS WE HEARD ALL YEAR - AND IT CAME ON THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR.

(TURN TO CAM) PINEAPPLE LIVES ON AFTER ALL, THANKS TO EXCELLENT TIMING - AND SOME PEOPLE WHO REALLY BELIEVE IN THE INDUSTRY..

(TAKE PINEAPPLE PKG) THIS IS A STORY WITH TWO DISTINCT PARTS. WHO EVER WOULD HAVE IMAGINED THAT - AFTER SO MANY YEARS, THIS FAMILIAR DRIVE IN KAHULUI WITH THE FORTRESS-LOOKING WALL WOULD BE MISSING THE MAUI LAND AND PINEAPPLE COMPANY SIGN - AND SEEING IT REPLACED WITH ONE THAT SAYS FOR LEASE? THE END OF THE CANNING OPERATION TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO - AND THE END OF FRESH PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION LAST MONTH WERE TWO GINAT ENDS TO A SINGLE ERA.

AND, NOW THE SECOND PART OF THE STORY.

Doug Schenk, Investor, Director, Asst. Sec/Treas, HPC

DS05: "This story really is about a dream from Darren and Rudy - the guys that are going to actually run this business. They have been trying to figure out how to buy this business from ML&P for about a year. Doug MacCluer, Ed Chenchin and I were asked to join them about six months ago. We did. We started putting together a business plan, we began negotiating with ML&P -the five of us. About a month ago, Pard showed up as the lead investor and we started having some serious breakthroughs."///

PARD IS PARDEE EARDMAN, OWNER OF ULUPALAKUA RANCH - THE PLACE THAT MADE HEADLINES A MONTH AGO WHEN THE FAMILY SIGNED A HISTORIC AGREEMENT WITH THE MAUI COASTAL LAND TRUST THAT WILL DEDICATE MORE THAN 11,000 ACRES OF HIS RANC TO OPEN SPACE FOREVER. AND NOW HE'S IN THE PINEAPPLE BUSINESS.

Pardee Eardmann, Shareholder, Hali'imaile Pineapple Company

PE01: "I got into the pineapple business a couple of weeks ago. No, we've been making pineapple wine for years. When we heard pineapple was going out, we hads to figure some way to get our juice again. So that's how I ended up getting into it. Old guys often make mistakes - but I think this one will work."

THIS TEAM OF AGRICULTURAL AND FINANCIAL EXPERTS ARE WORKING TO NOT REPEAT THE MISTAKE THAT THE FORMER OWNERS MADE - AND THAT'S THEIR KEY TO SUCCESS.

Darren Strand, President, Hali'imaile Pineapple Company

DST02: "I think Maui Pineapple Company was struggling to master the west coast market. They were playing a commodity game with the fresh pineapple business. They lost a significant amount of money trying to move a large volume of pineapple at a low price. We saw an opportunity in the closure of Maui PineappleCompany to service the loca market - to come in and save a lot of money on shipping costs; to save a lot of money on a shorter shelf life product. So, we were able to frame our business in a size that allows us to service the local market."

AND THEIR THE BUSINESS MODEL IS BASED ON A UNANIMOUS BELIEF THAT THERE IS A GROWING MARKET FOR FRESH PINEAPPLE IN HAWAII.

DS01: "There is not a dwindling market for pineapple. It's actually expanding. People are eating more fresh fruit - more fresh pineapple than ever, but this new business was created when we learned that ML&P was going to close down pineapple after 100 years."

UNDERSTANADABLY AFTER 100 YEARS, THERE'S A LOT OF SORTING AND FIGURING TO DO - NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH IS DECIDING WHETHER TO LEASE THE KAHULUI FACILITIES, OR PAY TO PACK UP AND MOVE EVERYTHING UPCOUNTRY TO HALI'IMAILE.

DS02: "Well, you have to understand that we've been in business for three days. We just finished negotiations with ML&P to buy this company and lease various assets from ML&P. So, in a way, we're running fast and making decisions every day that impact the business for the long term."

THERE WERE 240 PINEAPPLE WORKERS WITH ML&P WHEN THE COMPANY CEASED OPERATIONS ON DECEMBER 23RD. HPC HAS HIRED 68 WORKERS. IN FACT, SCHENK TOLD US THAT EVERYBODY WHO WANTED THEIR OLD JOB WAS OFFERED IT. MANY FORMER WORKERS, HE SAYS, ELECTED TO RETIRE OR MOVE ON. THE PLAN IS TO PACK UP AND MOVE EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING TO BE MOVED TO THE UPCOUNTRY FACILITIES QUICKLY.

DS03: "Yes, we want to be up and running up in Hali'imaile by the end of March."

DST04: "We're going to plant pineapple in the Hali'imaile corridor. We're going to lease about a thousand acres from Maui Land and Pineapple Company and we'll consolidate our farm around the Hali'imaile packing operation."

AND NOT EVERYTHING WILL MOVE. THE SPRAWLING KAHULUI FACILITY USES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY AND HIGH-TECH AUTOMATED EQUIPMENT. THAT WILL CHANGE WHEN THEY RELOCATE.

DST03: "When we move to Hali'imaile, we're going to take a step back - and do things really on a manual level. We'll go back to trusting our workers and their judgement on what's the appropriate pineapple to pick, and - in the packing shed - what's the right pineapple to go into a box."

THE NEW FACILITIES UPCOUNTRY ARE THE OLD FACILITIES - ALREADY FITTED WITH PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL AND ALREADY ZONED FOR AG PRODUCTION SO THE TRANSITION IS EXPECTED TO BE SMOOTH. THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN 100 PERCENT POSITIVE, SCHENCK SAYS, AND HE'S BEEN DOING WHAT HE CAN TO BUILD MOMENTUM FOR THE NEW COMPANY WITH THE OLD BUSINESS.

DS04: "Everybody has been calling with words of encouragement and support. And, every chance I get, I tell them the best thing they can do is go out to their market where they shop for produce and buy Maui Gold. If they don't have it at their market. If they don't have Maui Gold, ask their produce manager or store owner to get it - because it is the best fresh pineapple in the market."

DST01: "We've been working so hard to get the deal through - for the last year and a half, really, we've been working on this to save a pineapple company and have something going forward after Maui Pineapple Company was going to close. We just finalized the deal a few days ago. It's just been a whirlwind trying to now run a new company. I haven't had time to let it all soak in yet."

BUT TIME IS ON THEIR SIDE. AT THE END OF THE ML&P SAGA, IS THE BRAND NEW HPC OPPORTUNITY - AND WITH 150 YEAR OF MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AMONG THEM, THIS TEAM AND THESE DEDICATED WORKERS PLAN TO BRING MAUI GOLD TO HAWAII FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS.

(ON-CAM TAG) WITH THE DRASTIC SCALING BACK OF MAUI LAND AND PINEAPPLE COMPANY, NO WORD ON WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE PINEAPPLE ACREAGE IN WEST MAUI - NOR WHAT MAY BECOME OF THE PLANNED PULELEHUA RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY.

(FIREWORKS)(PiP-MPD)

J: TWO YOUNG CHILDREN FROM WAIEHU ARE IN SEVERE PAIN THIS WEEK AFTER NEARLY LOSING THEIR LIVES IN A HORRIFIC FIREWORKS ACCIDENT LAST FRIDAY MORNING.

MAUI POLICE SAY AN 11 YEAR-OLD BOY AND HIS SEVEN YEAR-OLD SISTER WERE IN THE BED OF THE FAMILY'S PICKUP TRUCK IN WAIEHU WHEN - JUST AFTER THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEARS DAY - A HUGE BLAST RANG OUT AND HOME-MADE FIREWORKS BURNED THEM BOTH SEVERELY. THE TWO WERE TAKEN TO MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER IN CRITICAL CONDITION - THEN MED-EVAC'D TO KAPIOLANI MEDICAL CENTER ON O'AHU.

AFTERWARDS, POLICE SAY THE FOUND A NUMBER OF HOME-MADE FIREWORKS AT THE SCENE - INCLUDING ALUMINUM CANS THAT HAD BEEN FASTENED TOGETHER WITH DUCT TAPE. NO WORD AT PRESS TIME THIS WEEK ON THE CONDITION OF THE CHILDREN.

(VO) THERE WERE 49 CALLS TO POLICE ON MAUI FOR FIREWORKS VIOLATIONS THIS YEAR WITH THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY - 35 - COMING FROM THE WAILUKU DISTRICT. POLICE RESPONDED TO EIGHT CALLS IN KIHEI AND SIX IN THE LAHAINA DISTRICT. POLICE SAY NO ARRESTS WERE MADE - BUT CHARGES MAY BE PENDING IN THE CASE OF THE TWO BADLY INJURED CHILDREN.

(ON-CAM) THERE WERE NEARLY A HUNDRED VIOLATIONS REPORTED ON O'AHU AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE'S COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, FAYE HANOHANO FROM THE BIG ISLAND, IS PUSHING AHEAD WITH THREE BILLS THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION THAT DEAL WITH FIREWORKS. ONE SEEKS TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE SET UP TO STOP THE ILLEGAL IMPORTS OF FIREWORKS INTO HAWAII. ANOTHER BILL WOULD ADD A SURCHARGE ON CONSUMER FIREWORKS SALES TO HELP PAY FOR A STUDY ON THE NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS OF FIREWORKS AND THE RESULTING NOISE, SMOKE AND DEBRIS. AND THE THIRD BILL WOULD ALLOW COUNTIES THE AUTHORITY TO BAN ALL BUT COMMERCIAL FIREWORKS DISPLAYS. IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ THE LANGUAGE OF THE BILLS AND WEIGH IN WITH YOUR THOUGHTS, JUST GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(2009-DRY)(PiP-RAINDROP)

J: AND FIRES ARE ALWAYS A DANGER WHEN FIREWORKS ARE AROUND. 2009 WAS ANOTHER BORDERLINE DROUGHT YEAR FOR MAUI COUNTY. OFFICIALLY, WE'VE BEEN IN A DROUGHT FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS - ALTHOUGH, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS, IT'S BEEN GETTING A LITTLE WETTER EACH YEAR. OUR CONDITION IS RATED SOMEWHERE BETWEEN “SEVERE” AND “EXTREME” - ALTHOUGH I'M NOT SURE WHERE THE LINE WOULD BE. EAST MAUI IS THE EXCEPTION - WHERE RAINFALL OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS HAS BEEN AT OR ABOVE NORMAL.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS VARY WIDELY ACROSS MAUI COUNTY BUT, AS A GAGE, KAHULUI AIRPORT RECEIVED 13.4 INCHES OF RAIN IN 2009. A NORMAL YEAR WOULD BE 18.8 INCHES.

BY THE WAY, ON THE RATING SCALE, THERE IS SOMETHING WORSE THAN SEVERE OR EXTREME. KAWAIHAE ON THE BIG ISLAND HAS ACHIEVED THE DUBIOUS DROUGHT DISTINCTION RATING OF "EXCEPTIONAL."

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, AFTER YEARS OF PLANNING, THE PLAN IS READY FOR YOUR REVIEW - AND COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE HOPING YOU'LL MAKE PLANS TO DO JUST THAT. AND, WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU'LL HAVE TO MAKE ALTERNATE DRIVING PLANS IN CENTRAL MAUI THIS WEEKEND. WE'LL HAVE THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(B-BLOCK)

(MAUI ISLAND PLAN)(PiP-MAUI MAP)

J: WHAT DOES YOUR CRYSTAL BALL TELL YOU THAT MAUI WILL LOOK LIKE OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS? HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL LIVE HERE? WHERE WILL THEY LIVE? THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL HAS UNTIL THIS OCTOBER TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS - AND THEY'D LIKE YOUR INPUT. FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS THE GENERAL PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS WORKED TO COME UP WITH ONE SET OF IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE. NOW THE DRAFT MAUI ISLAND PLAN IS READY FOR YOUR REVIEW. IT MIGHT NOT MAKE FOR VERY EXCITING BEDTIME READING, BUT IT'S A DOCUMENT YOU REALLY SHOULD SEE.

(FF-CG-VO) THE DRAFT ISLAND PLAN WILL BE AVAILABLE AT COMMUNITY MEETINGS ACROSS MAUI THIS MONTH - STARTING WITH A SESSION THIS MONDAY IN LAHAINA. MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL BE AT EACH MEETING TO TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS. THE FINAL COMMUNITY MEETING WILL BE IN HANA ON JANUARY 28TH.

(ON-CAM) AFTER THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL BEGIN MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS DURING COUNCIL MEETINGS STARTING IN FEBRUARY. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO ONE OF THE MEETINGS, YOU CAN REVIEW THE PLAN ANY TIME ON LINE. TO READ THE MAUI ISLAND PLAN, JUST GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Hansen Rd Detour)(PiP-detour sign)

J: ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY-TRAVELED AND BUMPIEST ROADS IN CENTRAL MAUI IS THE LINK BETWEEN MOKULELE AND HANA HIGHWAYS. HANSEN ROAD IS ALSO THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO THE PU'UNENE POST OFFICE AND THE SUGAR MUSEUM. THIS WEEKEND, YOU'LL HAVE TO GO THE LONG WAY.

(VO) THE SECTION FROM PULEHU ROAD AND THE SUGAR MUSEUM IS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC THIS WEEKEND WHILE CONTRACTORS CONNECT THE NEW SECTION THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON ACROSS FROM THE SUGAR MILL. CULVERTS, DRAINAGE AND RAILINGS HAVE ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED AND ALL THAT'S LEFT IS SOME EXTRA PAVEMENT AND JOINING THE NEW ROAD WITH THE OLD ONE.

(ON-CAM) THE NEW SECTION WILL TAKE OUT THAT SHARP CURVE JUST MAKAI OF THE POST OFFICE AND IS PART OF A PROJECT THAT WILL EVENTUALLY REPAVE THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF HANSEN ROAD.

(SALVATION $)(PiP-RED KETTLE)

J: IT WOULDN'T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THE NON-STOP RINGING OF THOSE LITTLE BELLS BY SALVATION ARMY KETTLE VOLUNTEERS. THIS YEAR, THE RINGING MUST HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE.

THIS YEAR'S CAMPAIGN RAISED 157,900 DOLLARS - SURPASSING THE RECORD AMOUNT OF 125,000 DOLLARS COLLECTED LAST YEAR. SALVATION ARMY OFFICIALS ARE CERTAINLY GRATEFUL - ESPECIALLY IN THIS ECONOMY. IN FACT, BECAUSE THINGS WERE SO BAD, THEY HAD ORIGINALLY SET THEIR SIGHTS ON A 2009 GOAL OF LESS THAN 125,000 DOLLARS.

AND THE GOOD NEWS WASN'T JUST ON MAUI. O'AHU COLLECTED 882,000 DOLLARS. THAT'S A JUMP OF 12 AND A HALF PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR. AND KAUA'I HAD AN EXCEPTIONAL SALVATION ARMY EXPERIENCE, TOO. IN LIHUE, AN ANONYMOUS DONOR DROPPED A 1979 KRUGGERAND INTO A RED KETTLE. THAT COIN WAS WORTH 12 HUNDRED DOLLARS.

(B-TOSS-C)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IT'S TOUGH BEING A SOCCER MOM - ESPECIALLY IF YOU ALSO HAVE KIDS WHO PLAY BASKETBALL OR PADDLE - BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL HAPPENING AT ONCE. AND, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, A UNIQUE DISPLAY IS COMING UP THIS WEEKEND FEATURING ART THAT DIDN'T WIND UP ON AN OVERPASS OR THE SIDE OF A BUILDING. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN MAUI TV NEWS COMES BACK.

(C-BLOCK)

J: TAKING A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS - IT'S A BUSY TIME IN THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE - PARTICULARLY IF YOU'RE A CARPOOL DRIVER FOR STUDENTS INVOLVED IN SOCCER, BASKETBALL AND/OR PADDLING. THEY'RE ALL IN FULL SWING NOW. THIS SATURDAY ALONE THE SECOND M-I-L PADDLING REGATTA OF THE SEASON WILL SEE IT'S FIRST IMUA AT KAHULUI HARBOR AT 10-30 A.M. THEN THERE'S M-I-L SOCCER AT 10, 2 AND 4. AND M-I-L BASKETBALL AT NOON, 5-30, 6, 7 AND 7-30 P.M. THE MAUI NEWS SPORTS SECTION HAS LOCATIONS AND MATCHUPS FOR YOU. THIS WEEKEND IS ALSO THE TIGER WOODS-LESS S-B-S CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE KAPALUA PLANTATION COURSE. THE FIRST P-G-A MAJOR OF 2010 WILL BE WITHOUT GOLF'S NUMBER ONE PLAYER - BUT SPONSORS PROMISE PLENTY OF ACTION FROM THE LIKES OF KENNY PERRY AND AUSTRALIA’S NATHAN GREEN. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AND PRICED AT JUST 30 DOLLARS. CHILDREN UNDER 16 ARE ADMITTED FREE.

2010 KICKS OFF WITH LOCAL FILMMAKERS MAKING LOCAL FILMS, AND A GREEN BANANA GRAFFITI TAGGER TURNED ARTIST - ALONG WITH THE WORLD'S MOST STUNNING ARRAY OF GLASS SCULPTURES.

THOSE GLASS SCULPTURES ARE ON DISPLAY NOW THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY AT THE WAILEA MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA. THERE'S AN ONGOING VIDEO DEMONSTRATING THE AMAZING THINGS THESE ARTISTS GO THROUGH TO PRODUCE MIND-BLOWING WORKS OF ART THROUGH GLASS-BLOWING TECHNIQUES. THE DISPLAY IS OPEN FROM 8 A.M. TO 10 P.M. EVERY DAY. THERE'S NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION AND THERE'S VALIDATED SELF-PARKING AVAILABLE.

FRIDAY NIGHT, AT AKAKU-MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION, ONE OF THEIR OWN LOCAL PRODUCERS WHO HAS MADE IT BIG IN THE FILM INDUSTRY WILL PREMIERE HIS LATEST WORK AND BE AVAILABLE TO TALK STORY AFTERWARDS. MAUI-NATIVE DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON WILL PREVIEW HIS NEW FILM TITLED "SHORT TERM 12," THEN TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS. THE SCREENING IS FREE BUT THEY'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY FOLKS TO PLAN FOR. IF YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND, THERE IS A SUGGESTED FIVE-DOLLAR DONATION AT THE DOOR. PLEASE CONTACT AKAKU TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST.

SATURDAY MORNING YOU'RE INVITED TO GET UP, STAND UP AND GET FIT. "STAND UP FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH AND FITNESS" IS THE TITLE OF THE EVENT PUT TOGETHER BY NOTED MAUI PERSONAL TRAINER SUZIE COONEY. THIS FREE, NON-COMPETITIVE EVENT WILL INTRODUCE SOME TO THE WORLD OF STAND-UP PADDLING - THE FASTEST GROWING SPORT IN THE WORLD. IF YOU'VE NEVER TRIED IT, COME TRY IT FOR FREE AND LEARN FROM SOME OF THE BEST IN THE SPORT. IF YOU'RE AN ACCOMPLISHED "SUP" MASTER, COME AND ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE - AND THERE WILL BE HULA LESSONS AND PRIZES - INCLUDING A BRAND NEW STAN-UP PADDLEBOARD. IT STARTS AT 8 SATURDAY MORNING AT WAILEA BEACH IN FRONT OF THE FOUR SEASONS, MAUI. FOR DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

STILL HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE? THIS WEEKEND IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO TREE-CYCLE IT FOR FREE. BRING YOUR COMPLETELY UNDECORATED TREE TO THE E-K-O COMPOST FACILITY AT THE CENTRAL MAUI LANDFILL THIS SATURDAY OR SUNDAY BETWEEN 7 A.M. AND 2-30 P.M. ON THE WEST SIDE YOU CAN DROP OFF YOUR FORMER HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AT THE OLOWALU RECYCLING FACILITY LOCATED THREE MILES SOUTH OF LAHAINA.

SATURDAY AT THE GREEN BANANA CAFE IN MID-TOWN PA'IA FEATURES THE WORK OF 19 YEAR OLD REUBEN CANTERE. A MAUI RESIDENT SINCE THE RIPE OLD AGE OF ONE, REUBEN LEARNED THAT HIS SKILLS AS AN ARTIST WERE MUCH BETTER SERVED - AND RECEIVED - ON CANVAS INSTEAD OF THE SIDES OF BUILDINGS. YOU CAN SEE THE UNTAMED GRAFFITI-INSPIRED STYLINGS OF REUBEN CANTERE AT THE GRAND OPENING OF HIS SHOW AT THE GREEN BANANA CAFE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 O'CLOCK. FOR DIRECTIONS AND DETAILS, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK - IT SOUNDS LIKE IT SHOULD BE BORING BUT IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST COMMUNITY GET-TOGETHERS OF THE YEAR IN LAHAINA. THE 2010 WEST MAUI TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION MEETING TAKES OVER THE LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER NEXT THURSDAY STARTING AT 5 P.M. ON THE AGENDA ARE UPDATES ON THE LAHAINA BYPASS, THE WEST MAUI HOSPITAL AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS. AND, OH YEAH, A COMPLIMENTARY DINNER WILL BE SERVED TO ALL PROVIDED BY THE OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

AND A LITTLE LATER ON NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT, IT'S DEFINITELY "GROWN-UPS ONLY" AS ROSEANNE BARR BRINGS HER STAND-UP ACT TO THE HARD ROCK CAFE IN LAHAINA. THERE'S A SPECIAL LATE-NIGHT DINNER MENU AND THE SHOW STARTS AT 9-30. OPENING FOR ROSEANNE BARR IS BRIAN EVANS - TOUTED BY MANY AS THE NEXT FRANK SINATRA. TICKETS FOR THE EVENING ARE 100 DOLLARS - OR JUST 40 DOLLARS IF YOU DON'T MIND STANDING.

AND LOOKING A LITTLE FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD, THE NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS IS COMING TO THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER FOR THREE SHOWS THIS MONTH. COME AND SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY CAN GET ON ONE BICYCLE THIS TIME! THE CROWD-WOWING FAMILY FAVORITE WILL PLAY TWO SHOWS ON JANUARY 18TH AND A FINAL SHOW ON THE NINETEENTH.

FOR DETAILS ON ALL THESE EVENTS AND MORE - GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. THAT'S A LOOK AT COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

(D Block)

(CENTER UP)

J: BEFORE WE WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT CAN WATCH MAUI TV NEWS ANYTIME - FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM, AND ANY TIME, ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAII ON OCEANIC DIGITAL CHANNEL 953 ON NEWS ON DEMAND.

YOU CAN ALSO CATCH OUR WEEKLY REPORTS EVERY FRIDAY ON THE KHON-2'S "WAKE UP 2-DAY" BETWEEN 5 AND 8 A.M. AND MAUI TV NEWS IS ON THE RADIO. EVERY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON ON 11-10 AM – KAOI RADIO, WE PROVIDE THE LOCAL NEWS AT ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE HOURS OF 3, 4, 5 AND 6 P.M.

AND ALL THAT IS IN ADDITION TO REGULAR DAILY ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM.

MAHALO HOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

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