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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning October 9, 2008



(EDITOR'S NOTE: Anchor scripts are provided for transcript reference to stories covered on Maui TV News. Scripts may contain abbreviations, codes and characters that are for internal production purposes only. Maui TV News apologizes for any misspellings.

(headlines - vo)

J: THE ECONOMY MIGHT BE ON EVERYONE'S MIND, BUT ONE OF MAUI'S MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCES - WATER - IS THE HOT TOPIC AROUND HERE THIS WEEK.

HC: BUT THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER BUZZ ON MAUI - A QUIET ONE - THAT'S GENERATING SOME EXCITEMENT OF IT'S OWN. WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE.

J: BUT OF COURSE, THE BIG BUZZ THIS WEEK WAS THE BIG PARADE AND THE BIG FUN AT THE FAIR. WE'LL REVISIT THE 86TH EVENT - AND ONE PART IN PARTICULAR THAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE COUNTY FAIR MEANT THERE WAS NO FOOTBALL, BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP THE ACTION FROM KEEPING PEOPLE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS FROM M-I-L LADY'S VOLLEYBALL THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND IT'S AN EXTREMELY BUSY WEEKEND FOR AN EXTREMELY WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS TO DO. HOLLY'S GOT THE LOWDOWN COMING UP IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING INTO THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING.

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG FOR JULIE Y. OPPONENTS SAY THE TIMING OF THE BILL COULDN'T BE WORSE. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE SUPPORTERS HAVE DWINDLED TO ONE.

(Turn to cam) MAUI COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER MICHELLE ANDERSON'S PROPOSED BILL TO RESTRICT IRRIGATION FOUND SUPPORT DRYING UP QUICKLY AT LAST FRIDAY'S MEETING OF THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take water Pkg) IF NOT EVERYONE YOU KNOW IS AFFECTED BY - OR TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY - THERE'S A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE THEY'RE HIDING FROM IT. CREATIVE AND MAYBE EVEN DRASTIC MEASURES WILL BE NEEDED TO BRING DOLLARS BACK INTO THE ECONOMY ON MAUI. THAT, RESORT OPERATORS SAY, IS WHY RIGHT NOW IS THE VERY WORST TIME TO ENACT A BILL IN MAUI COUNTY THAT COULD DRY UP THEIR GARDENS - AND ANY HOPES OF LURING TOURISTS BACK TO TROPICAL PARADISE.

Bud Pikrone, GM, Wailea Community Association

BP01: "It's not really a conservation bill. What it doesn't do is that it doesn't have anything that will measure the effectiveness of the bill. It can be abused very easily. What you're doing is you're telling people they can water at certain times on certain days - but it doesn't tell them how much water they can use."///

SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF RESORTS THAT BELONG TO THE WAILEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, GENERAL MANAGER BUD PIKRONE DESCRIBED WHAT HIS MEMBERS SAY IS WRONG WITH THE IRRIGATION BILL.

BP02: "There's a difference between overspray and runoff. Even though the bill states that runoff on sidewalks streets and curbs is illegal. All right? The Director states that 'we won't prosecute for overspray because we know sometimes that's unavoidable in some areas on sidewalks when the wind's blowing or other times when it's just malfunctioning.' But try and tell that to somebody from the public who wants to complain. They will not know the difference between overspray and runoff."///

NORMALLY THIS IS THE PART OF THE STORY WHERE WE BRING IN THE OTHER SIDE - WITH THE OPPOSING VIEWPOINT, BUT AFTER LAST FRIDAY'S MEETING - ONLY ONE MEMBER OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL, MICHELLE ANDERSON, WHO PROPOSED THE IRRIGATION AND SCHEDULING BILL WAS STILL FOR IT, AS IS. HOWEVER, OUR PHONE CALLS AND MESSAGES TO MS. ANDERSON THIS WEEK WERE NOT RETURNED. SO, WE ASKED PIKRONE WHAT RESORT MANAGERS AND OTHERS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WOULD LIKE TO SEE.

BP03: "We want to see a group put together that will look at these different equipment uses, that will look at rate tiers, we think that's a great way to do you - if you start tiering the rates you'll identify the abusers and punish them. That way they'll learn to stary cutting back on their water. It's a great way to measure. You have your meters in place, so why not use that system."

THERE'S ANOTHER, QUIETER TEST THAT HAS ALREADY BEGUN ON A SMALL STRIP OF REAL ESTATE IN WAILEA NEAR THE FAIRMONT KEALANI. IT TAKES A PRETTY KEEN EYE TO SPOT THAT THIS IS ARTIFICAL TURF - WHICH NEEDS NO MOWING - AND NO WATERING. IT WOULDN'T WORK EVERYWHERE LIKE GOLF COURSES, BUT FOR PARKING STRIPS AND COMMON AREAS, MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER COULD BE SPARED. AND EVERY GALLON NOT USED IS WATER SAVED FOR PEOPLE - AND MONEY SAVED ON WATER. WHAT A CONCEPT-WATER AND MONEY - NOT GOING DOWN THE DRAIN.REPORTING FROM WAILEA FOR MAUITV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ THE TEXT OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE ON IRRIGATION LIMITS AND SCHEDULE, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(MOC-WIND POWER)(PiP-WindTurbines)

J: MORE AND MORE LATELY, WE HEAR ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN MAUI COUNTY. AS WIND A SUN ARE EQUALLY PLENTIFUL HERE, IT SEEMS ABOUT EVERY-OTHER TIME WE HEAR ABOUT A NEW BIG PROJECT, IT FAVORS ONE TECHNOLOGY - THEN THE NEXT. WELL, CHOCK UP THE LATEST WIN TO WIND.

(take MOC-Wind Package) THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER IS WELL-KNOWN FOR AT LEAST TWO VERY DISTINCT THINGS. ONE - THE HYPNOTIC EFFECT OF THE TRANQUILITY AND WONDER OF THE OPEN OCEAN THAT SURROUNDS US. AND, THE FACT THAT IT'S ALWAYS WINDY OUTSIDE. THEY HAVE LONG MASTERED THE OCEAN PART...AND NOW THEY'RE TAKING HOLD OF THE WIND AS WELL. IN FACT, IT'S SOMETHING THEY'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO FOR QUITE A WHILE.

Kate Zolezzi, GM, Maui Ocean center

KZ01: "We had been looking at renewable power for several years. We've taken our time to really look around. About a year ago someone made a call on us from Aero-Vironments, a California Company. We looked over their technology. We looked at the wind we have available in Ma'alaea, and we decided that, for our venture into renewables, this project made total sense for us."

AND THEY WON'T HAVE TO DOUBLE TICKET PRICES FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS TO PAY FOR IT.

KZ02: "When we first looked at the project we were looking at about a four-year return on on our investment. Now, for various reasons - including the price of oil going up, the current payback on the system is about three years."

THE OTHER OBVIOUS OPTION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN ALMOST-ALWAYS WINDY MA'ALAEA WOULD HAVE WORKED WELL IN ALMOST ALWAYS SUNNY MA'ALAEA.

KZ03: "why we chose this system first is - as you'll see - the footprint for each turbine, as they are mounted on this wall, is only about one foot per turbine. And that leaves all of our future space available for solar."

FROM INCEPTION TO SITE LOCATION IN ONLY WEEKS. THE HARD PART SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE SPECIAL MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT. MAUI OCEAN CENTER HAD TO APPLY TO THE COUNTY TO ALLOW ENERGY GENERATION ON A FACILITY LIKE THEIRS. THEY GOT APPROVAL IN LESS THAN SIX MONTHS.

FACILITY OPERATIONS MANAGER WAYNE MILLER TOLD US THE HARDEST PART WAS COORDINATING THE DIFFERENT CONTRACTORS - AND DRILLING 18 INCHES DEEP INTO THE SOLID CONCRETE WALLS THERE'S A LOT OF STEEL REBAR THAT KEEPS THAT WALL STURDY TO KEEP THE WIND OUT - AND THE INSTALLERS WENT THROUGH A LOT OF DRILL BITS.

THIS RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT WILL AMOUNT TO A SIZEABLE SAVINGS OFF THEIR ELECTRIC BILL. BUT, RICK CLEMONS, THEIR ACCOUNT MANAGER FROM MAUI ELECTRIC SAYS THE TURBINE USE AT THE OCEAN CENTER LIKELY WON'T PUT MECO OUT OF BUSINESS.

Rick Clemons, Commercial Account Mgr., MECO

RC01: "Well, for the Ocean Center, it makes up a small portion of their overall consumption here. Although it does impact sales for us, it's a smaller amount, it's a great technology - it's a green technology and we do embrace that."

THE METER DOESN'T RUN BACKWARDS BECAUSE THE OCEAN CENTER USES WAY MORE THAN THIS SIX-TURBINE SETUP CAN GENERATE. BUT MECO NOT ONLY SUPPORTS THE TECHNOLOGY IN WORDS - BUT IN DOLLARS, TOO. AND THEY'RE NOT ALONE.

KZ04: "Maui Electric Company has been supportive since the beginning. They actually contributed R&D money toward the project. They, too, wanted to make sure it's a good project on the island of Maui. Aero-Vironment, the manufacturer, contributed both the shipping and the installation and the County of Maui was very supportive throughout the whole process."

AERO-VIRONMENT ALSO CONTRIBUTED THE TOUCH-SCREEN KIOSK FACILITY WAYNE MILLER DEMONSTRATED FOR US. VISITORS CAN CHECK THE STATUS OF THE SYSTEM ANY TIME AND GET REAL-TIME INFORMATION.

(Wayne VO) "This shows how much money we're saving. This shows our carbon footprint and how much coal we're not using. This shows how many CFLs we could burn and this shows us how many miles we could drive if we had an electric car. Today we could have driven 192 miles on the electricity we've generated."

THE DEVICES ARE INGENIOUS AND PERFECT FOR HERE. NOTICE HOW THEY LEAN OUT OVER THE WALL JUST A BIT. A BREEZE OF JUST FIVE MILES AN HOUR, HITTING THAT WALL AND BOUNCING UP GETS THE BLADES GOING. THE CANOPY OVER THE TOP OF EACH UNIT IS TO PROVENT BIRDS FROM GETTING INTO HARMS WAY. AND THEY'RE QUIET. THE WIND IN THE PALMS IS LOUDER THAN THE WIND IN THE BLADES.

WHILE THEY'RE THE MUCH, MUCH SMALLER COUSIN OF THE GIANT MEGAWATT TURBINES UP THE HILL, THE SAME WIND HAS PENTY OF ENERGY TO SPARE AS IT RACES DOWNSLOPE TO MA'ALAEA. TO THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER - THE COLORFUL PLACE, WHERE THEIR LOVE OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA IS ENHANCED BY A FUTURE THAT'S A LITTLE GREENER.

(on-cam tag) INCIDENTALLY, IF THE BUSINESS END OF THOSE TURBINES LOOK PRETTY SPACE-AGE, THAT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE. THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THEM, AERO-VIRONMENT, IS ALSO A LEADER IN THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF UNMANNED RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.

TOSS TO B BLOCK

HC: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE SLOGAN FOR THE 86TH ANNUAL MAUI COUNTY FAIR WAS "WHERE A COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER." AND DID THEY EVER! WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE.

J: THEN WE'LL TAKE YOU BACK THERE TO SHOW YOU HOW THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY AT THIS YEAR'S FAIR.

HC: AND SPEAKING OF GETTING BACK AND FORTH, WITH A BLESSING SATURDAY, GETTING AROUND MAUI - LITERALLY - FINALLY BECAME POSSIBLE AGAIN. WE'LL HAVE THE STORY FOR YOU WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(FAIR-PARADE)(PiP-Shriner car)

J: EVERY YEAR IT'S CLOWNS, BANDS, SMILES AND WAVES, DANCERS, TRUCKS...AND THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO COME JUST TO SEE THEM ALL.

(vo) THE 86TH ANNUAL MAUI COUNTY FAIR PARADE THIS YEAR WENT OFF ON TIME THIS YEAR, WITHOUT A HITCH - AND IT SEEMED, AT TIMES, THAT THERE MIGHT BE MORE PEOPLE IN THE PARADE THAN WERE THERE TO WATCH IT.

THE WEATHER WAS IDEAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR CLOWNS, MARCHING BANDS, BEAUTY QUEENS AND WHAT SEEMED TO BE MOST OF THE TWO THOUSAND BOYS AND GIRLS THAT BELONG TO THE BOY SCOUTS AND GIRL SCOUTS OF MAUI COUNTY. HERE'S JUST A SAMPLING OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THIS YEAR'S MAUI COUNTY FAIR PARADE.

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(ON-CAM TAG) POLICE ESTIMATE THE CROWD THAT CAME TO WATCH THE PARADE AT MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND. A LITTLE LATER IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL BRING YOU EVEN MORE OF THE COLOR, THE FUN… AND WHAT YOU MISSED IF YOU MISSED THIS YEAR'S COUNTY FAIR PARADE.

(SPECIAL FAIR DAY)(PiP-FerrisWheel)

HC: THERE'S ALMOST NOTHING IN THE WORLD THAT EXEMPLIFIES "HOME TOWN" MORE THAN A COUNTY FAIR. AND WHEN IT COMES TO COUNTY FAIRS, MAUI'S HAS SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL GOING FOR IT. REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take Special Fair pkg) IT'S SOMETHING OF A RITE OF PASSAGE - THE MAUI COUNTY FAIR. EVERY YEAR, LIKE CLOCKWORK, FOLKS EXPECT THE PARADE, FERRIS WHEEL, THE SWINGS. AND THEY EXPECT BREATHTAKING ORCHIDS IN ALL SORTS OF SHAPES AND SIZES. AND ONE OF THE ELEMENTS TAKES MAKES OUR FAIR THE BEST FAIR - IS THE SPECIAL FAIR.

Sherri Grimes, Fair Director

SG01: "This is all by volunteers. This is all by sponsors. And from the food, to the E.K. Fernandez games and the rides. All the organizations that make it possible. That is what this is about."

EVERYONE IN THE TENT AND ON THE MIDWAY WHO HAS SPECIAL NEEDS IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ESCORTING CAREGIVER. EVERYONE HERE IS HERE BY INVITATION ONLY, AND EVERYONE WE SPOKE TO...WAS HAVING A BLAST.

IT TAKES THE BETTER PART OF THE YEAR BETWEEN COUNTY FAIRS TO MAKE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS. ABOUT 12-HUNDRED SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE, EACH WITH A HELPER - IS ABOUT THE MAX THE RESOURCES AND AVAILABLE CREW CAN HANDLE.

SG02:" ...because we try to keep it so we can at least accommodate everyone. And yet there are so many more that we wish we could accommodate - and if we had all the resources and, perhaps grow more and more. But we know what we can and cannot control at the same time."

IT'S DEFINITELY PEOPLE FIRST ON SPECIAL FAIR DAY. THEY COULD MAKE A LOT OF MONEY LETTING PAYING CUSTOMERS THROUGH THE GATES. INSTEAD, THEY SPEND MONTHS MAKING SURE PRECIOUS PEOPLE GET THE ATTENTION - AND THE SPACE TO MOVIE AROUND AND GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE FLOWERS, THE GAMES AND THE FUN.

IN HER "SWAN SONG" IN THIRD YEAR AS FAIR DIRECTOR, SHERRI SAYS SHE HAS LEARNED A GREAT DEAL - AND, FOR ALL OF US, THE FAIR IS BETTER FOR THAT. SHE TOLD US SHE HAS THE DEEPEST APPRECIATION FOR THE STAFF AND THE INDESPENSIBLE VOLUNTEERS - BUT HER GRATITUDE GOES EVEN DEEPER AND WIDER.

sg03: "I thank everyone - the entire community for coming together and making this possible. Although it takes a lot of volunteers, it's really the Maui community that comes together to make this even a possibility."

THE FINAL COUNT OF THE 86TH MAUI COUNTY FAIR WAS 96 THOUSAND AND 83 - MORE THAT 2,000 HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR AND LESS THAN 4,000 OFF FROM THE ALL-TIME RECORD IN 2004 - BUCKING THE TREND WHERE EVERYTHING ELSE SEEMS TO BE GOING DOWNWILL. IT'S JUST ONE MORE REASON THE MAUI COUNTY FAIR IS SPECIAL.

(on-cam tag) WHILE THE FINAL NUMBERS FOR THIS YEAR'S FAIR AREN'T IN YET, AS OF LATE MONDAY FAIR DIRECTOR SHERRI GRIMES ESTIMATES THAT ATTENDANCE WOULD EXCEED LAST YEAR’S TOTAL OF MORE THAN EIGHTY THOUSAND.

(PI'ILANI HIGHWAY REOPENS)(PiP-blessing)

J: WHAT GOES AROUND - HASN'T… FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS. IN FACT, AS OF NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, IT WILL BE EXACTLY TWO YEARS SINCE A SIX-POINT-SEVEN EARTHQUAKE SHOOK MANY OF US AWAKE ON AN OTHERWISE PEACEFUL SUNDAY MORNING. THE TEMBLOR WAS FELT ACROSS MUCH OF THE ENTIRE STATE - BUT NOWHERE MORE THAN EAST MAUI, WHERE RESIDENTS WERE CUT OFF AFTER ROADWAYS AND CLIFF FACES DISINTEGRATED ON THE PIILANI AND HANA HIGHWAYS.

(FF-CG-VO) THIS PICTURE, TAKEN NEAR MANAWAINUI MOMENTS AFTER ROCK FACES COLLAPSED SHOWS HOW LUCKY YOU AND I ARE THAT WE WEREN'T THERE AT THAT MOMENT. A CLOSE LOOK SHOWS JUST HOW UNSTABLE THINGS LOOKED - NOT TO MENTION HOW MONSTROUS THE TASK WOULD BE TO FIX IT ALL.

THEN-MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA IMMEDIATELY - AND INDEFINITELY CLOSED THE LIFELINE BETWEEN KIPAHULU AND CENTRAL MAUI AND, FOR A TIME, SUPPLIES HAD TO BE AIRLIFTED TO RESIDENTS TRAPPED BETWEEN ROCKSLIDES.

BUT NOW, AFTER TWO YEARS OF ROCKWALL FORTIFICATION, BRIDGE REPAIR AND HIGH-PRESSURE CONCRETE INJECTION AT FOUR SITES - COSTING AN ESTIMATED 10-POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS, A BLESSING SATURDAY REJOINED THE ROADWAY SEGMENTS ALONG THE 10-MILE SEALED OFF REPAIR SECTION.

KAHU LYONS NAONE OFFICIATED AT THE BLESSING THAT DREW ABOUT 150 PEOPLE SATURDAY MORNING. THE ROAD WAS OFFICIALLY REOPENED TO ALL TRAFFIC ON SUNDAY.

(ON-CAM TAG) A CHUNK OF THAT REPAIR MONEY WILL BE PAID BACK TO THE COUNTY, FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY. BUT SO FAR, FEMA HAS ONLY SENT A LITTLE OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS. AFTER THE BLESSING, MAUI MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES ISSUED A STATEMENT REMINDING DRIVERS TO BE CAUTIOUS WHEN TRAVELLING THE BACK SIDE ROAD AGAIN - SINCE, QUOTE, "MANY PARTS OF THE HISTORIC ROAD ARE VERY RURAL IN NATURE - UNQUOTE - A NICE WAY OF SAYING THAT A GOOD PART OF THE HIGHWAY IS STILL PAVEMENT-FREE, AND IT'S A PRETTY GOOD GUESS THAT RENTAL CARS STILL WON'T BE ALLOWED ON THAT SIDE OF MAUI.

(Toss to C Block)

HC: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THERE WERE NO HELMETS OR CLEATS - BUT THE ACTION WAS STILL FAST AND FURIOUS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF LADY'S M-I-L VARSITY VOLLEYBALL UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN HOLLY WILL JOIN US AGAIN WITH WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE BODY AND THE SOIL - AND WHY PEOPLE FROM EVERYWHERE WILL BE FLOCKING TO HANA THIS WEEK. IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN WE COME BACK.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: NO FOOTBALL LAST WEEKEND, ON ACCOUNT OF THE MAUI COUNTY FAIR - BUT THAT DIDN'T MEAN THERE WASN'T EXCITING ACTION IN M-I-L SPORTS.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA.

LAST THURSDAY'S MATCH IN MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL BETWEEN KING KEKAULIKE AND SEABURY HALL WAS A SEE-SAW BATTLE FROM START TO FINISH!

(vo) AFTER THE HIGH-SPIRITED "HELLO" AND A SEABURY HALL "SPRINGS CHECK" IT WAS THE SHARP EYE OF KING K'S TORI KAWAHARA THAT LET KANANI SANTOS HIT GO LONG. NA ALII SCORE THE FIRST POINT - BUT THEY GIVE IT RIGHT BACK WHEN MAILE PONCE PUTS HER SERVE INTO THE NET.

ON THE NEXT PLAY SPARTAN KATIE BETTENDORF'S HIT IS DUG NICELY BY KAWAHARA, BUT ARIYANNA JOAQUIN PUTS HER SPIKE INTO THE NET - POINT SPARTANS. AFTER A GREAT SERVE BY KEANA CRAMER, NA ALII'S MERRIEL BROOKS GETS ROOFED BY ALI HOECK FOR ANOTHER SEABURY POINT, PROMPTING THE FAMOUS FAUX-HIGH-FIVE.

BUT THEN THE SEE-SAWED THE OTHER WAY. SIERRA SOBEL-SMITH'S SERVE IS DUG NICELY BUT WAILANA SPANGLER HITS A WALL IN THE FORM OF SIX-ONE BLAIR HAVRON. THEN SOBEL SMITH'S NEXT SERVE....YEAH, THAT'S IN THERE FOR AN ACE - AND ANOTHER NA ALII POINT. KING KEKAULIKE HAD THE ADVANTAGE AT 5-4, THEN AT 7-4. AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE WHEELS ARE COMING LOOSE AS THE BALL SLIPS RIGHT THROUGH SPARTAN KEANA CRAMER'S HANDS, SO SEABURY HALL CALLS TIME OUT.

BOTH SIDES HAD HIGHLIGHT MOMENTS IN THE FIRST GAME AS SPANGLER GETS IT PAST THE BIG BLOCK OF BROOKS AND FINDS THE CORNER FOR A SPARTAN POINT. BUT A LITTLE LATER IT WAS NA ALII TABITHA YUEN'S JUMP SERVE THAT WAS TOO HOT FOR THE SPARTANS TO HANDLE. CAN LIGHTNING STRIKE TWICE? YES! BUT THEN, AS NA ALII LOOKED LIKE THEY MIGHT PULL AWAY - CRAMER'S ACE TIES IT UP AND THERE'S REASON TO CELEBRATE. EVEN MORE WHEN THE SPARTANS TAKE THE LEAD FOR THE FIRST TIME.

BUT GAME ONE WAS A BATTLE TO THE VERY END AS NA ALII RECLAIMED THE LEAD, THEN APPEARED TO PULL AWAY. BUT NOT SO FAST. TIED AT 22, A NET VIOLATION ON KING K GIVES THE SPARTANS THE ADVANTAGE. BUT JUST WHEN IT LOOKED LIKE LIGHTS OUT, SEABURY'S BETTENDORF HITS IT OUT AND IT'S 24-23 SPARTANS.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT - THAT HAPPENS AGAIN AS BETTENDORF'S HIT IS LONG AND WE'RE TIED AT 24. THEN WHEN YUEN'S HIT IS TOO HOT TO RETURN, NA ALII TAKE THE LEAD -BUT, REMEMBER YOU HAVE TO WIN BY TWO! KAILA CUSTER'S SERVE IS TOO MUCH FOR KANANI SANTOS TO DIG UP AND THE SEE-SAW SAW NA ALII TAKE THE FIRST GAME IN A 26-24 NAIL-BITER.

(on cam) (PAUSE) WHEW! AND THAT WAS JUST THE FIRST GAME. THE EVENING WAS PUNCTUATED WITH SEVERAL MOMENTS OF "BUT WAIT" AS NA ALII FELL IN THE SECOND GAME BUT CAME BACK TO WIN THE THIRD - BUT LOST THE FOURTH GAME. IN THE FIFTH GAME, THE LADY SPARTANS FINALLY PREVAILED, WINNING A THRILLER, 18-5 TO TAKE THE MATCH THREE GAMES TO TWO.

(FF-CG-VO) THIS WEEK FOOTBALL RETURNS UNDER THE LIGHTS. FRIDAY NIGHT THE TROJANS HOST THE SABERS AT WAR MEMORIAL. SATURDAY LAHAINALUNA TRAVELS TO KING KEKAULIKE AND THE BALDWIN BEARS WILL FACE KAMEHAMEHA MAUI SATURDAY NIGHT AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.

AND BEFORE WE GO, A REMINDER THAT - THIS WEEKEND THE MEN CHALLENGE THE KAIWI CHANNEL THAT WAS CALM FOR THE LADIES TWO SUNDAYS AGO. THE MOLOKA’I HOE, CONSIDERED THE WORLD SERIES OF LONG-DISTANCE OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING, WILL SEE 96 CREWS CHALLENGE EACH OTHER - AND THE ELEMENTS FROM HALE O LONO HARBOR ON MOLOKAI TO HILTON PIER ON WAIKIKI. WE'LL HAVE RESULTS FOR YOU NEXT WEEK.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS TRYOUTS OR A BIG GAME COMING UP AND YOU'D LIKE SOME COVERAGE, SEND THE INFORMATION - AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE - TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM AND WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO GET A FILM CREW TO CAPTURE THE ACTION. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY REEFS AND A THRIVING CULTURE - JUST A FEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS WEEK'S COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

ALOHA EVERYONE, I'M HOLLY CHUNG. THIS WEEKEND, NURTURE YOUR MIND AND YOU GARDEN AT THE EIGHTH ANNUAL "BODY AND SOIL" CONFERENCE ON AN ORGANIC UPCOUNTRY FARM IN BEAUTIFUL OLINDA. THE TWO-DAY EVENT FEATURES DEMONSTRATIONS, CLASSES AND HANDS-ON THERAPIES TO HELP YOUR LIFE BECOME MORE BEAUTIFUL, INSIDE AND OUT. COST FOR THE EVENT IS 125 DOLLARS FOR BOTH DAYS, OR 80 DOLLARS FOR ONE DAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THE PRECIOUS COMMUNITY OF HANA WILL BE THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE ISLANDS THIS WEEK AS FESTIVALS OF ALOHA CELEBRATION BEGINS SATURDAY AND RUNS THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND. THE CELEBRATION BEGINS WITH A PARADE THROUGH HANA TOWN SATURDAY MORNING AT 11, ENDING AT HANA BALL PARK - WHICH WILL BE THE HUB OF THE WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION. THE FESTIVAL ALSO INCLUDES A FISHING TOURNAMENT, TENNIS AND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS, THE FAMOUS HANA BAY TALENT SHOW NEXT WEDNESDAY AND MAKAHIKI GAMES NEXT THURSDAY. THE FESTIVAL CLOSES WITH THE FLORAL AND LEI SHOW AT HELENE HALL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH AND THE CLOSING LUAU ON HANA BAY ON SATURDAY THE 18TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THIS WEEK - SATURDAY CONTINUES TO BE EXTREMELY BUSY. SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7:30, THE IAO THEATER WILL BE JAMMING WITH LOCAL MUSIC AT BACKYARD JAMZ-TWO. AMONG THE FEATURED GUESTS PERFORMING WILL BE JASON SADANG. TICKETS ARE 15 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, AND TEN DOLLARS FOR SENIORS AND CHILDREN UNDER 12.

ALSO SATURDAY NIGHT - RETURNING HOME FROM THEIR STATEWIDE AND WORLDWIDE TOUR, KUMU HULA HOKULANI HOLT PADILLA AND HER HALAU PA'U O HI'IAKA PRESENT THE STORY OF MAUI'S GREAT CHIEF KAHEKILI IN AN ORIGINAL DRAMA THAT SHOWCASES OLI, HULA KAHIKO AND HAWAIIAN MARTIAL ARTS. LAST YEAR'S PREMIERE SHOW WAS AN AUDIENCE FAVORITE AND THIS YEAR THEY PROMISE EVEN MORE. KAHEKILI PLAYS SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. TICKETS ARE 40, 25 AND 12 DOLLARS - AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI.

SUNDAY IS THE DAY FOR FANS OF OUR HONU AS THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER PRESENTS SEA TURTLE ENCOUNTERS. SPECIAL TOURS WILL BE HELD AT 11:30 AND 1:30 ON SUNDAY THAT WILL GIVE HONU ENTHUSIASTS AN UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL ENCOUNTER AS THEY LEARN ABOUT TURTLE BIOLOGY AND - MOST IMPORTANTLY - HOW TO PROTECT THESE ENCHANTING NEAR-SHORE NEIGHBORS. COST OF THE TOUR IS 15 DOLLARS AND INCLUDES LUNCH FROM THE REEF CAFE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

NEXT MONDAY IS COLUMBUS DAY. THEN, NEXT TUESDAY EVENING THE MAUI NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL HOST A CANDIDATE FORUM FROM 5:30 TO 9 P.M. IN THE CAFETERIA AT LIHIKAI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON PAPA STREET IN KAHULUI. CANDIDATES FOR ALL STATE AND COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICES WILL BE ASKED TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING HAWAIIANS AND BUSINESS. ADMISSION IS FREE.

NEXT THURSDAY, HEAD BACK TO MA'ALAEA FOR A DAY-LONG CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE REEF AT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER. BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 5 P.M. THERE WILL BE SPECIAL EXHIBITS, THE CHANCE FOR A SUPER-CLOSE UP LOOK AT THE REEF UNDER A MICROSCOPE AND A SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD LUNCH AT THE SEASCAPE RESTAURANT. THE SPECIAL EVENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ADMISSION TO THE OCEAN CENTER.

THEN THURSDAY EVENING, DOCTOR DALE BONAR OF THE MAUI COASTAL LAND TRUST WILL GIVE A FREE LECTURE ON LAND AND WETLAND PRESERVATION BEGINNING AT 6 P.M. IN THE OCEAN DISCOVERY CENTER OF THE PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS IN THE SHOPS AT MA'ALAEA.

FOR DETAILS ON ALL THESE EVENTS - AND MORE - GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF THERE'S A SPECIAL EVENT YOU'RE PLANNING. SEND THE INFORMATION - AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE - TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S REPORT. I'M HOLLY CHUNG. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: AND THAT BRINGS US TO THE CLOSE OF ANOTHER EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THIS WEEK WE LEAVE YOU WITH MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE 86TH ANNUAL MAUI COUNTY FAIR PARADE THAT DREW THOUSANDS TO WAILUKU.

HC: BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM. THERE YOU'LL FIND LINKS TO BREAKING NEWS, TRANSCRIPTS OF EVERY EDITION OF OUR SHOW, AND 24-7 PLAYBACK OF THIS AND OUR FOUR MOST RECENT EDITIONS OF MAUI TV NEWS.

J: YOU’LL ALSO FIND COMMUNITY LINKS, SPECIAL REPORTS, COMING ATTRACTIONS AND LOTS MORE. SO PLEASE, CHECK US OUT AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. AND, UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

HC: ALOHA

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