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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending October 1, 2010


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(headlines - vo)

J: A NEW ECONOMIC REPORT USES WORDS LIKE "GRADUAL" AND "UNEVEN " - BUT THE KEY WORD IS RECOVERY AND THE SUMMER OF 20-10 WAS A GOOD ONE. AND THE PAN-STARRS TELESCOPE AT HALEAKALA HAS SPOTTED A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ROCK OUT THERE THAT'S CLOSING IN ON EARTH.

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS - PLUS - IN OUR GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! SEGMENT, WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO A PLACE THAT YOU'LL WANT TO TAKE YOURSELF SOMETIME SOON WHEN WE VISIT OLD LAHAINA LU'AU.

IN SPORTS, THE FIRST-HALF OF THE BARTLETT FAMILY CHALLENGE IN OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING WAS A VICTORY. THIS WEEKEND IT'S ROUND TWO. IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES-BROWN TAKE US TO A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL EXPERIENCE AT HUI NO'EAU ALL THIS PLUS COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE. AND THANK YOU TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST - IN HIGH DEFINITION. I'M JEFF KING. IT'S BEEN A GOOD SUMMER FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IN HAWAI'I - THE BEST IN A COUPLE OF YEARS. BUT A NEW REPORT SAYS REAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY WILL STILL BE GRADUAL.

(TAKE UHERO PKG) EVEN IF THERE WASN'T GOOD NEWS TO REPORT, WE LOVE SHOWING THESE HIGH-DEFINITION SCENES OF THE WORLD'S FAVORITE ISLAND. BUT - FACT IS - THE GLOBAL RECESSION IS EASING, AND WE WHO ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIVE HAWAI'I, ARE ACTUALLY STARTING TO SEE THINGS GO THE RIGHT WAY AGAIN. MOST ECONOMISTS SAID IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME...BUT NOT EVERYBODY WAS ABLE TO WAIT IT OUT.

THIS WEEK THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION - OR U-HERO - WHICH IS MUCH EASIER TO SAY, RELEASED THEIR LATEST FORECAST UPDATE AND IT UNDERSCORED WHAT THE VISITOR TALLIES HAVE ALSO REPORTED - THE SUMMER OF 20-10 HAS BEEN A GOOD ONE - A VERY GOOD ONE WHEN COMPARED WITH THE LAST TWO SUMMERS.

THE STATS SHOW THE SOLID REBOUND IN VISITS FROM THE U.S. MAINLAND AND FROM JAPAN - AND THE ALMOST EXPLOSIVE SURVE IN VISITORS FROM CANADA - NOTED UNDER ":OTHER NATIONS". WHILE THE NUMBERS FOR 20-10 THROUGH 20-12 ARE FORECAST ESTIMATES, THEY SHOW REASON FOR FIRMER FOOTING ON WHICH HAWAII BUSINESSES CAN PLAN.

AND BUSINESS PLANNERS CAN ALSO LOOK FORWARD TO A MORE STABLE WORK FOPRCE - WHILE MEMBERS OF THAT WORKFORCE WILL STAND A MUCH BETTER CHANCE OF KEEPING THEIR JOBS OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS AT LEAST. AGAIN, THE FUTURE ESTIMATES ARE JUST THAT - ESTIMATES. REAL RECOVERY, THE UHERO REPORT SAYS, LIKELY WON'T BE IN PLACE UNTIL 20-15. BUT WITH THE FORECAST DROP IN FLATION, COUPLED WITH THE ANTICIPATED GROWTH OF PERSONAL INCOME, THE REAL G.D.P., OR GROSS DOMETIC P RODUCT, WILL CONTINUE TO TREND THE RIGHT WAY...UPWARD.

(ON-CAM TAG) THE ENTIRE REPORT IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO REVIEW THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. JUST GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(ASTEROID)(PiP-HALEAKALA SCOPE)

J: IT'S DESCRIBED AS A "POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS OBJECT" AND IT'S THE FIRST ONE IDENTIFIED BY THE NEW PAN-STARRS PS-1 TELESCOPE ATOP HALEAKALA. THE ASTEROID, ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 150 FEET IN DIAMETER AND WAS FIRST DISCOVERED EARLIER THIS MONTH WHEN IT WAS ABOUT 20 MILLION MILES FROM EARTH. SCIENTISTS SAY THE OBJECT WILL COME WITHIN FOUR MILLION MILES OF EARTH SOMETIME IN OCTOBER.

(FF-CG-VO) CERTAINLY HARD TO SPOT WITH THE UNTRAINED EYE, ASTRO-PHYSICISTS CERTAINLY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR - AND THEY SAY THEY'LL KEEP AN EYE ON THE ROCK THROUGHOUT THIS CENTURY. BASED ON TRAJECTORY, IT COULD POSSIBLY STRIKE THE EARTH IN THE YEAR 20-98.

(ON-CAM) OBJECTS THAT SIZE USUALLY BURN UP I EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE, BUT IT COULD SEND A BLAST WAVE THAT COULD BE DEVASTATING TO SEVERAL HUNDRED SQUARE MILES ON EARTH. SCIENTISTS SAY THE HALEAKALA SCOPE WILL LIKELY SPOT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW ASTEROIDS EVERY YEAR NOW THAT IT'S IN OPERATION. ANY SIZEABLE OBJECT THAT MAY COME CLOSE TO EARTH WITHIN THE NEXT 50 YEARS OR SO IS LABELED "POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS." NASA EXPERTS BELIEVE WITH THIS KIND OF WARNING SYSTEM, A SPACE MISSION COULD BE ORGANIZED THAT COULD DEFLECT ANY ASTEROID ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH OUR PLANET.

(VOTE 2010)(PiP-CAMPAIGN 2010)

J: A LITTLE LATER IN THIS NEWSCAST WE HAVE DETAILS ON A COUPLE OF MAJOR POLITICAL DEBATES COMING TO MAUI FEATURING CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR AND FOR GOVERNOR. AND THIS IS A REMINDER THAT - IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED TO VOTE, THE DEADLINE TO DO SO TO CAST YOUR BALLOT IN THE NOVEMBER SECOND ELECTION IS THIS COMING MONDAY, OCTOBER FOURTH. WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR "CAMPAIGN 20-10" PAGE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AS WE POST THE RESPONSES WE'VE RECEIVED FROM CANDIDATES TO FIVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT AFFECT MAUI COUNTY.

IN FACT, WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU, TOO. IF YOU'D LIKE TO POST YOUR ANSWERS TO THE SAME FIVE QUESTIONS, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE CAMPAIGN 20-10 PAGE.


(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IT'S ONE OF THOSE MUST-DO ACTIVITIES ON MAUI - WHETHER YOU'RE A VISITOR, OR A LOCAL. WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO THE OLD LAHAINA LU'AU IN OUR GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! REPORT. AND, THE COAST GUARD SHOWS OFF THEIR SKILL IN AN IMPORTANT RESCUE. WE'VE GOT DETAILS ON THAT - AND SCENES FROM "MISTER HAMMER 201-10." ALL THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(B-BLOCK)

(GCTL)(PiP-GCTL LOGO)

J: WITH THE ECONOMY BEGINNING TO SHOW SIGNS OF RECOVERY ACROSS HAWAI'I, MORE VISITORS ARE COMING BACK TO EXPERIENCE THE WONDERFUL THINGS OUR ISLANDS HAVE TO OFFER. IN THIS WEEK'S “GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!” REPORT, WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A PLACE THAT’S BEEN MAKING MEMORIES FOR A QUARTER OF A CENTURY.

(TAKE GCTL-OLL PKG) ACCORDING TO THER GUIDE BOOKS, THERE ARE SIX LU'AUS ON MAUI. BUT AMONG THEM, THERE IS ONLY ONE THAT IS 100 PERCENT DEDICATED TO BEING A LU'AU - AND THEY'VE DEVOTED NEARLY 25 YEARS TO PERFECTING IT. ON FRONT STREET IN LAHAINA - MAKAI OF LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, THE WELCOMING LOBBY AND FRIENDLY STAFF OF OLD LAHAINA LU'AU GREET GUESTS WITH THE SAME ALOHA THEY HAVE FOR DECADES.

Kawika Freitas, GM, OLL

kf04: "Old Lahaina Lu'au started in 1986 on a beach at 505 Front Street. We moved to this location in 1998 - in an area called Moali'i. And at Moali'i we provide everything from the show to the food to the groundskeeping also."

IT'S CERTAINLY A MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCE FOR GUESTS OF OLD LAHAINA LU'AU. THERE ARE CHOKE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, PLENTY TO SEE AND DO - INCLUDING LEARNING A BIT OF HULA, AND SAMPLING LOCAL CUISINE AT ITS FINEST. THAT'S WHERE HOALOHA NA EHA EXECUTIVE CHEF CRAIG MASUDA COMES IN. A BUSY GUY, CRAIG MASUDA IS EXECUTIVE CHEF OF OLD LAHAINA LUAU, ALOHA MIXED PLACE, STAR NOODLE AND THE SPARKLING CORPORATE KITCHEN AT HOALOHA NA EHA - WHERE THE HEAVY WORK BEGINS BEFORE SENDING TASTE TREATS TO THE COMPANY'S WORLD-CLASS EATERIES. STAR NOODLE IS THE NEWEST OF THE COMPANY'S OUTLETS AND WHEN CRAIG GOT THE WORD THAT YET THE RESTAURANT WAS BEING ADDED TO HIS JOB DESCRIPTION A FEW MONTHS AGO - HE DIDN'T PULL HIS HAIR OUT,

Craig Masuda, Executive Chef Hoaloha

CM01: "Actully it was pretty exciting. It was an adventure. It was something new that we wanted to do with the restaurant - a different style of food, different cuisine. We were pretty excited about the whole thing."

CHEF CRAIG'S PASSION IS HAWAIIAN FOOD, AND WHEN IT COME'S TO CHOICE, HE DEFINITELY THINKS LOCAL - LIKE THIS BEAUTIFUL KALO ROOT BULB.

CM03: " We get this from a local vendor- Uncle Bobby Pa'ia. He has a farm in Wailuku - dry lsand taro. I'd say he supplies us with about 300-400 pounds of taro a day and about 600 pounds of taro leaf a month. And we're going to try to make fresh poi in a couple of months with taro that Bobby supplies us with."

NOT ONLY IS BUYING LOCAL A GREAT CHOICE - AT HOALOHA PRODUCTIONS, THINKING LOCAL IS THEIR POLICY.

CM04: " One of our mottos here is that we buy from local vendors and klocal farmers. That's in our culinary vision statement. We try to get fresh, local products as much as we can."

FOR EXAMPLE.

CM05: "We serve Maui Cattle Company beef. We serve Uncle Louie's hot dogs. Home Maid Bkery Buns, Maui Gold Pineapple, Maui onions, Kula strawberries. We try to get everything we can local."

LOCAL, TRUE TO THE AINA AND THE KAI, OLD LAHAINA LU'AU HAS EXCELLED BECAUSE THEY'RE REMAINED TRUE TO THE MANA'O OF MAUI.

KF01: "What makes ours best is not only that we are the most authentic Hawaiian lu'au- but what makes us best is the people - the workers here. They love what they do and they make lasting memories with our guests."

"This is all we do, correct - seven days a week we throw a party for 500 people here."

WHEN WE WERE THERE KILA BUZA AND RISSI CABATINGAN POSED UNTIL THEY FOUND OUT THIS WAS VIDEO - AND THEN THE FUN BEGAN. FUN IS A MAJOR BY-PRODUCT OF OLD LAHAINA LU'AU, BUT AT THEIR CORE ARE THREE VALUES THAT KEEP THEM TRUE TO THEIR MISSION.

KF02: "We have three Hawaiian values that we adhere to. That is, Aloha, Ho'okipa and Po'okela." Aloha, of course is love. Ho'okipa is hospitality and Po'okela is excellence."

'OHANA IS A TERM SOMETIMES OVERUSED - BUT AT OLD LAHAINA LU'AU THEY LIVE IT. FROM THE VOLUNTARY MELE AND PULE BEFORE THE GUESTS ARRIVE - TO THE MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY THAT GOT THEM THROUGH THE TOUGHTEST OF MAUI'S RECENT TOUGH TIMES, IT WAS ALWAYS FAMILY THAT CAME FIRST.

KF03: "You know, even during the downturn - we made some adjustments - staffing adjustments and got a little bit more out of every employee but we did not lay off anyone during the tough economic times. We're very proud of that."

KAPONO KAMAUNU IS THE ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR OF OLD LAHAINA LU'AU. PART OF HIS JOB IS TO "KEEP IT HAWAIIAN," BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEIR CUSTOMERS COME TO SEE.

MANY OF THOSE CUSTOMERS HAVE SEEN OTHER LU'AUS THAT MIX A CONGLOMERATION OF POLYNESIAN DISPLAYS THAT WOW THE CROWD WITH FIRE AND TWIRLING. YOU WON'T FIND FIRE KNIFE DANCING AT OLD LAHAINA LU'AU.

Kapono Kamaunu, Entertainment Manager, OLL

KK02: "The majority of the time people will ask about fire knife dancing and we have to tell them that - culturally - it's more of a Samoan dance rather than Hawaiian. So we try to keep in mind that what we're trying to perpatuate here is Hawaiian Lu'au."

BUT THERE'S A SIDE BENEFIT TO REMAINING TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL SPIRIT - A BENEFIT TO THE ENTERTAINERS AND STAFF.

KK01: "Being that we are a traditional Hawaiian Lu'au, perpetuating this art keeps us going as far as being Hawaiian people."

THE PU, OR CONCH CALL, SUMMONS AND WELCOMES THE GUESTS TO WHOM EACH IS OFFERED A MAI TAI, A CHANCE TO STROLL THE GROUNDS AND TAKE IN SIGHTS NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE. LIKE THE BEAUTIFUL ROOTS OF THE HALA TREE...EVEN A CHANCE TO TRY THEIR HAND - AND HIPS - AND FEET - AT HULA. THE OPENING OF THE IMU DRAWS THRONGS TO SEE THE PUA'A UNVEILED IN A MOUTH-WATERING WAY. THE FOOD IS COLORFUL, LOCAL, BEYOND COMPARE AND MOST PLENTIFUL...YET IT'S JUST ONE PART OF THIS AMAZING TOTAL SENSORY EXPERIENCE.

OLD LAHAINA LU'AU OPERATES ON THE BELIEF OF "O KE ALOHA KE KULEANA O KAHI MALIHINI, "LOVE IS THE HOST IN A STRANGE LAND." EVERY AMENITY IS TENDED TO. THEN - AFTER A FULL BELLY - ALL EYES ARE DRAWN TO CENTER STAGE. A TOUR OF HISTORY OF THESE ISLANDS UNFOLDS - FROM EARLY TAHITIAN INFLUENCE, TO THE HULA KAHIKO - OR HULA OF OLD - THROUGH THE MISSIONARY PERIOD - TO THE RENAISSANCE TO HULA IN THE 1890S...THE CROWD IS SPELLBOUND EVERY NIGHT.

IF YOU HAVE GUESTS COMING - OR JUST TO BE REMINDED OF WHAT A TOTAL TREAT FOR ALL THE SENSES A VISIT TO OLD LAHAINA LU'AU IS, HELE MAI. BECAUSE WHEN YOU'VE GOT CHOICE, THINKING LOCAL JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.

(ON-CAM) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MORE THAN 200 MAUI COUNTY BUSINESSES THAT ARE OFFERING SPECIAL DEALS TO KAMA’AINA AND VISITORS ALIKE, JUST GO TO MAUI-COUNTY-THINK-LOCAL-DOT-COM. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND PRINT VALUABLE COUPONS - MAKING ENJOYING MAUI EVEN SWEETER!

(CG-HONU RESCUE)(PiP-TURTLE)

J: SPEAKING OF THE SWEET LIFE ON MAUI - IT'S PRETTY SWEET OFF-SHORE, TOO, IF YOU'RE LUCKY.

(VO) SNORKELING OFF KAMAOLE POINT SUNDAY, WE GOT TO SPEND SOME TIME NEAR THIS BEAUTIFUL GREEN SEA TURTLE. KEEPING OUR DISTANCE, SHE RETURNED TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO CIRCLE US. LUCKY WE LIVE MAUI!

(ON-CAM) AND LUCK THE COAST GUARD PAYS ATTENTION TO MORE THAN JUST BOATS AND PEOPLE, TOO.

(FF-CG-VO) CREWMEMBERS FROM THE COAST GUARD CUTTER AHI HELPED FREE A GREEN SEA TURTLE THAT HAD BECOME ENTANGLED IN AN ABANDONED FISHING NET. IT HAPPENED LAST FRIDAY MORNING OFF KANEOHE BAY ON O'AHU. THE TURTLE WAS NOT INJURED.

(ON-CAM) THE NET WAS DELIVERED TO NOAA OFFICE TO SEE IF THEY CAN IDENTIFY THE CARELESS FISHER WHO LET IT GET AWAY.

(MR. HAMMER)(PiP-MR HAMMER POSTER)

J: THE SONG SAYS "GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN," AND THAT WAS THE CASE, INDEED LAST SATURDAY - BUT THE BOYS WERE HAVING A PLENTY GOOD TIME, TOO.

(VO) IT WAS HAMMER TIME 20-10, A BENEFIT SPONSORED BY HAMMER MAGAZINE. A DOZEN CONTESTANTS STRUTTED THEIR STUFF IN A VARIETY OF WAYS - EACH VYING TO WEAR THE CROWN OF MISTER HAMMER 20-10.

(ON-CAM) MORE THAN A HUNDRED FOLKS ATTENDED THE EVENT - A BENEFIT FOR PACT - PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER.


(B-TOSS-C)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, TEAM BRADLEY MAKES IT A SIX-PACK ACROSS KA'IWI CHANNEL. AND IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES BROWN HEADS TO THE HUI FOR A HEADY ART SHOW. ALL THAT AND LOTS MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS COMES BACK.

(C-BLOCK)

J: CHECKING SPORTS, IF THERE'S A BARTLETT ON-BOARD, THERE'S A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF A VICTORY. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED SUNDAY IN THE KA'IWI CHANNEL WHEN LAUREN BARTLETT AND TEAM BRADLEY WON THEIR SIXTH STRAIGHT NA WAHINE O KE KAI LONG-DISTANCE CANOE RACE. THEIR WINNING TIME OF FIVE HOURS AND 54 MINUTES FOR A DISTANCE OF NEARLY 42 MILES WAS THREE MINUTES FASTER THAN SECOND PLACE WAIKIKI BEACH BOYS. THIS SUNDAY, THAT OTHER BARTLETT, KAI, WILL BE PART OF TEAM PRIMO - AN ALL-STAR CREW UNDER THE FLAG OF WAILEA CANOE CLUB. THEY FACE PERENNIAL CHAMPS SHELL VA'A OF TAHITI IN THE MOLOKA'I HOE THIS SUNDAY MORNING.

(CURTAIN CALL)(PiP - PJB)

J: EACH YEAR THE HUI NO`EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER SELECTS AN ARTIST TO FEATURE IN EACH OF THEIR GALLERIES TWO GALLERIES. THIS YEAR MAUI ARTIST JAISY HANLON AND OAHU SCULPTOR ELI BAXTER WERE CHOSEN. THE SHOW OPENED LAST FRIDAY AND PAUL JANES-BROWN HAS THIS REVIEW…

PJB: THE HUI SOLO SHOW HAS, IN THE PAST, HAD A NEW BODY OF WORK BY AN ESTABLISHED ARTIST AND A FURTHER EXPLORATION OF CURRENT WORK FROM AN EMERGING ARTIST. IN 2010 IT WAS TIM GARCIA AND MARGO RAY. THIS YEAR, THE TWO ARTISTS, WHOSE WORK IS ON DISPLAY CHALLENGE THE QUESTION, “WHAT IS AN ESTABLISHED ARTIST?” CLEARLY BOTH OF THESE YOUNG WOMEN ARTISTS, HAVE LONG AND DISTINGUISHED CAREERS AHEAD OF THEM AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED EMERGING ARTISTS EXPLORING A CURRENT BODY OF WORK.

I CAN’T THINK OF TWO MORE DIFFERENT AESTHETIC EXPERIENCES THAN PAIRING HANLON’S MANY VIBRANT, COLORFUL, EXPRESSIONISTIC, THREE DIMENSIONAL AMALGAMATIONS OF PAINTING AND METAL SMITHING TOGETHER WITH BAXTER’S EXTRAORDINARY SINGLE PIECE UTILIZING REWORKED BICYCLE INNER TUBES WOVEN TOGETHER WITH SOLAR PANEL PACKAGING. AND YET, THE TWO CREATE A COHERENT CONVERSATION, WHICH IS BOTH JOYOUS AND INTELLECTUALLY INSPIRING.

HANLON’S WORK LEAPS OFF OF THE WALL AND GRABS THE EYE WITH EXPLOSIONS OF COLOR AND MISTY - ALMOST IMPRESSIONISTIC - ARBOREAL IMAGERY. SHE CONTRASTS THIS WITH LIFELIKE PORTRAYALS OF COLORFUL SILHOUETTES OF NATURAL CREATURES SUCH AS BIRDS, RHINOCEROS BEETLES AND EVEN POLAR BEARS. SHE ALSO HAS SOME BEAUTIFUL THREE DIMENSIONAL MINIATURE WORKS SHE CALLS POD BOXES AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE, AN AMAZING BANZAI TREE MOUNTED ON A GLASS BULB WITH AN ORCHID IN THE BULB WITH A PINK LIGHT SHINING ONTO IT FROM BELOW. IT IS BREATHTAKING.

THE VIEWER WILL NOTE HANLON’S SIGNATURE STYLE OF MIXING TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS TO CREATE AN EXCITING AND NEW ART FORM. HANLON HAS DONE, VERY EARLY IN HER CAREER, WHAT ALL ARTISTS SEEK TO DO, FIND A UNIQUE VOICE THAT CLEARLY EXPRESSES THEIR INDIVIDUALITY AND MARKS THE WORK AS THEIRS AND NO BODY ELSE’S A WARHOHL, A DAVINCI, A VAN GOGH, A MOORE AND NOW THERE ARE HANLON’S. HER STYLE IN UNMISTAKABLE AND ONCE AGAIN, BECAUSE SHE IS AN EMERGING ARTIST, BUY THESE NOW…THEY’RE NOT GOING TO STAY AT THIS PRICE LONG.
BAXTER’S WORK “IN THE STILL BETWEEN” AT FIRST REMINDS ONE OF SOME FUTURISTIC INTERPLANETARY HUNTING EXPEDITION TROPHY. ONE CAN ALMOST SEE THE CREATURE THIS PELT CAME FROM. THEN AS ONE APPROACHES THE DETAILS BECOME MORE APPARENT AND THE WORK ALMOST SEPARATES INTO ONE THOUGHT ON THE FLOOR AND ANOTHER ON THE WALL. I WAS STRUCK BY THE FLOWERS SHE CREATED AND THE COMPLEXITY OF THE LANDSCAPE WHICH MIGHT REMIND ONE OF THE OIL COVERED BAYOUS FROM THE RECENT BP OIL SPILL DISASTER IN NEW ORLEANS. ANOTHER SECTION APPEARS TO BE SOME FORM OF ARMOR LIKE AN ARMADILLO.

BAXTER’S PIECE FALLS OFF THE WALL AND SPILLS INTO THE GALLERY ENCROACHING ON WHAT IS USUALLY THE VIEWERS’ SPACE; DEMANDING ATTENTION AND EXPANDING THE NORMAL BOUNDARIES.

IT IS A VAST AND COMPLEX WORK THAT IS WAY OUTSIDE OF THE HUI’S COMFORT ZONE. CONGRATULATIONS HUI ON BRINGING US SOMETHING BEYOND A REFLECTION OF TOURIST TASTES; SOMETHING IN THE REALM OF TRUE FINE ART.

THE STORY BEHIND HOW THIS WORK CAME TO BE IN THIS SHOW, IS ALMOST AS INTERESTING AS THE PIECE ITSELF. THIS WORK WAS COMMISSIONED FOR A MAINLAND MUSEUM, HOWEVER WHEN IT WAS HALF COMPLETED, THE MUSEUM STAFF SELF DESTRUCTED AND BAXTER FOUND HERSELF WITH A WORK WITHOUT A HOME.

SHE PUT AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE SITUATION ON HER WEB SITE IT SAID, “I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON LARGE INSTALLATION THAT HAS RECENTLY BECOME HOMELESS (IT WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE FRESNO ART MUSEUM BUT UNFORTUNATE ECONOMIC EVENTS SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE EXHIBITION). AND SO, I AM LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR IT.” ONE OF THE HUI SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS, ARTIST BEN KIKUYAMA, SAW IT AND SUGGESTED SHE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE HUI SOLO SHOW AND THE REST, AS THEY SAY, IS HISTORY. THIS IS A HIGH QUALITY SHOW OF EXCELLENCE, TASTE, AND CHALLENGE. IT’S OPEN DAILY 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. CLOSED ON SUNDAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 12. IT WOULD BEHOOVE YOU TO HELE UP TO MAKAWAO TO SEE IT. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO MAUITVNEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN, A HUI HOU, A GO SEE AN ART SHOW THIS WEEK. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS, RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.

(COMING ATTRACTIONS)

J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND A RUNDOWN OF COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND PLANNING CONVENIENCE.

OF COURSE THE BIG DEAL ALL WEEKEND IS THE 88TH ANNUAL MAUI COUNTY FAIR AT THE WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX IN WAILUKU. THE THEME IS "CELEBRATING COMMUNITY," AND THAT WILL HAPPEN IN A WIDE VARIETY OF WAYS. FROM THE USUAL MIDWAY AND COTTON CANDY, TO THE HIGH-TECH ROBO-TECH MAUI EXPO, IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE FAIR, FOR A LIST OF SHOWS, PLUS PARKING TIPS, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE FAIR FRIDAY - IF YOU HAPEN TO BE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, DROP OFF A CAN OR TWO OF FOOD AT WAL-MART, WON’T YOU? THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT AND SPA AND WAL-MART ARE HOLDING THEIR SECOND ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE. EVEN THOUGH THE ECONOMY IS SHOWING SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT, THE FOOD BANK'S JOB NEVER SEEMS TO EASE UP. THEY FEED SOME 11,000 PEOPLE EVERY MONTH AND HERE'S A CHANCE FOR YOU TO HELP. IN ADDITION TO VOLUNTEERS - AND FOOD - THE WESTIN HAS RAISED NEARLY 5,000 DOLLARS IN CASH TO HELP IN THE GOOD WORK AT THE MAUI FOOD BANK.

FRIDAY IS A BUSY DAY ALL OVER THE PLACE. IN WAILUKU - IT'S FIRST FRIDAY STARTING AT 5 P.M. AND ON THE WEST SIDE, FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT - WITH MOST GALLERIES STAYING OPEN ALL EVENING.

IN KAHULUI, AKAKU - MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION WILL BE THE SITE FOR A HEAD-TO-HEAD FORUM FEATURING THE TOP TWO VOTE GETTERS FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OF MAUI COUNTY. FROM 6-30 UNTIL 8, MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES AND FORMER MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA WILL FIELD QUESTIONS FROM THE MODERATOR, THE AUDIENCE AND EACH OTHER. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE AKAKU STUDIOS, YOU CAN WATCH IT LIVE ON AKAKU CHANNELS 52, 53 OR 54.

ONE OF THE MOST TALKED-ABOUT FILMS AT THIS YEAR'S MAUI FILM FESTIVAL WAS "442-LIVE WITH HONOR, DIE WITH DIGNITY." IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO SEE THE MOVIE THEN, YOU CAN SEE IT NOW. THE MOVIE WILL BEGIN AN EXCLUSIVE MAUI ENGAGEMENT AT THE THEATERS AT QUEEN KA'AHUMANU SHOPPING CENTER - WITH FIVE SHOWINGS DAILY. THE FILM WILL ALSO BEGIN SHOWING ON O'AHU AT PEARLRIDGE CENTER. AND, AS AN ASIDE, OUR VERY BEST WISHES TO THE FILM'S DIRECTOR, JUNICHI SUZUKI, WHO IS RECOVERING FROM SERIOUS INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT RECENTLY IN LAS VEGAS.

THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION IS TEAMING UP WITH TRILOGY EXCURSIONS FOR "BLUE AINA," A REEF CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS ABOUT OUR FRAGILE REEF ECOSYSTEM - AND HELP CLEAN IT UP AT THE SAME TIME. THIS SATURDAY, CHECK IN AT TRILOGY AT LAHAINA HARBOR AT 8-30. FOR A SUGGESTED DONATION OF 10 DOLLARS, YOU'LL SAIL TO A REEF OR NEARBY BEACH TO HELP RID IT OF TRASH. FOR MORE INFORMATION - OR TO SUGGEST A REEF OR BEACH YOU THINK NEEDS ATTENTION, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

WITH CAMPAIGNS HEATING UP AND THE GENERAL ELECTION BARELY MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY, THE TOP TWO CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR WILL DEBATE HERE ON MAUI. NEXT WEDNESDAY FROM 6-30 UNTIL 8, NEIL ABERCROMBIE AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DUKE AIONA WILL TAKE PART IN A LIVE, TELEVISED DEBATE THAT WILL AIR ON AKAKU AND ALL OF THE STATE'S PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNELS, ALONG WITH A SIMULCAST ON HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO. QUESTIONS IN THE DEBATE WILL FOCUS ON NEIGHBOR-ISLAND ISSUES, BASED MAINLY ON THE FOCUS MAUI NUI STUDY COMPLETED LAST YEAR.

THEN, NEXT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - NO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, JUST AMAZING MUSIC. IT'S JAKE SHIMABUKURO - UNPLUGGED FOR TWO NIGHTS, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AT THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. TICKETS ARE JUST 25 DOLLARS - OR 45, IF YOU'D LIKE TO MEET JAKE AT A VIP GATHERING AFTER THE SHOW.

HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE OCEAN THAT SURROUNDS US? CHANCES ARE - NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS YOU THINK. WELL, HERE'S A CHANCE TO CHANGE THAT. THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY IS OFFERING THEIR FREE OCEAN AWARENESS TRAINING COURSE STARTING OCTOBER 11TH IN KIHEI AND OCTOBER 12TH IN LAHAINA. YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT ANCIENT VOYAGING TECHNIQUES, OCEAN AND WEATHER FORCES AFFECTING MAUI, MARINE CONSERVATION TIPS AND LOTS MORE. SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW.

FOR DETAILS ON THE SERIES OF OCEAN AWARENESS CLASSES, THE RUNDOWN OF COUNTY FAIR EVENTS AND SHOWS AND EVERYTHING ELSE WE'VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE'LL BE BACK TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.


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J: THAT WRAPS UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING - AND WE INVITE YOU TO CATCH UP ON ARCHIVED EDITIONS OF MAUI TV NEWS - ANYTIME AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. ON OUR WEBSITE YOU'LL ALSO FIND ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND PLEASE TUNE IN TO KHON-2 EVERY FRIDAY MORNING ON "WAKE UP 2-DAY FOR OUR MAUI UPDATES BETWEEN 5 AND 8 A.M.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND UNTIL NEXT TIME, A HUI HOU.

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