Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning October 18, 2007
(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.
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J: WITH MORE EMOTIONAL TWISTS AND TURNS THAN A SOAP OPERA, THE SUPERFERRY SAGA IS FAR FROM OVER. MAUI-BASED LEGISLATORS WEIGH IN WITH THEIR OPINIONS.
JY: AS THE CLOCK TICKS TOWARD THE DEADLINE FOR THE COUNTY TO FILE IT'S RESPONSE TO THE LAWSUIT FILED TO STOP THE CLOSURE OF VACATION RENTALS, THE COUNTY'S WORK GOES ON.
J: AND THERE ARE SOME GREAT IDEAS COMING OUT OF THE STATEWIDE MEETINGS LOOKING AHEAD TO THE MIDDLE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. NOW THE QUESTION IS: HOW DO YOU MAKE THE DREAMS COME TRUE?
JY: IN SPORTS, GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WRAPPED UP THIS WEEK. KALAPANA WILL HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT MAY BE ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE STATE GOING INTO THE M-I-L TOURNAMENT.
J: AND JULIE Y JAS THE DETAILS ON EVERYTHING FROM THE ROAYAL COLORS TO THE NOBLE GRAPE AND HOW YOU CAN CELEBRATE THEM ALL. THAT AND MUCH MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: ALOHA EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING.
JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR THE END OF LAST WEEK'S SUPERFERRY DRAMA TO BECOME THE BEGINNING OF A NEW DRAMA.
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AFTER A MAUI COURT'S RULING ALL BUT DEALED THE FATE FOR THE BIG ALUMINUM BOAT, THE GOVERNOR STEPPED UP, STAYED HOME AND SOUNDED OFF. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY AND HAS THE LATEST - INCLUDING THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF STATE LEGISLATORS FROM MAUI.
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IN OUR LAST EPISODE, THE SUPERFERRY WAS BOOTED FROM MAUI BY A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE'S RULING. ENTER THE GOVERNOR - CLAD IN WHITE - TO SAVE THE DAY. OK, MAYBE THAT'S A LITTLE MORE DRAMATIC THAN WAS INTENDED. BUT GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THAT SHE WOULD DO WHAT SHE COULD TO BE CERTAIN THE SUPERFERRY WASN'T SUNK ON HER WATCH.
WHILE SUPERFERRY OFFICIALS - MEDIA HOT ON THEIR TAIL - MET WITH KEY STATE LEGISLATORS, THE GOVERNOR CALLED FOR A SPECIAL SESSION TO ENACT EMERGENCY LEGISLATION TO REFLOAT THE BOAT - AND FOUND MOST STATE LAWMAKERS SAID THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA.
THE GOVERNOR CANCELLED A PLANNED TRIP TO SOUTH KOREA CHINA AND JAPAN THAT WAS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE BUSINESS AND TOURISM TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THAT SPECIAL SESSION.
THAT SPECIAL SESSION WILL BEGIN NEXT WEDNESDAY AND THE DRAFT LEGILSLATION WILL BE WAITING FOR LAWMAKERS WHEN THEY ARRIVE. THIS CONFIDENTIAL DRAFT IS NO LONGER CONFIDENTIAL AND YOU CAN REVIEW A COPY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT THE ONLY WAY THE BILL WOULD WORK WOULD BE IF IT MADE SENSE TO THE PEOPLE - AND TO THE SUPERFERRY. WHEN WE ASKED FOR THE SUPERFERRY'S RESPONSE, CEO JOHN GARIBALDI SAID,
"We appreciate the effort being put in by the legislators to work on this issue and we have provided them with more details as to our whale avoidance program, the protocol we have established to prevent any spread of invasive species, and our plan regarding traffic control. We are ready to cooperate with the legislature in any way we can."
MAUI TV NEWS ALSO ASKED ALL NINE OF MAUI'S STATE LAWMAKERS HIOW THEY FELT ABOUT THE ISSUE, ADDRESSING AN EMAIL REQUEST LAST FRIDAY ASKING TWO QUESTIONS: ONE, DO YOU SUPPORT A SPECIAL SESSION TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF THE SUPERFERRY AND, TWO, DO YOU SUPPORT THE SUPERFERRY? OF THE FOUR RESPONSES BACK, THREE FAVOR A SPECIAL SESSION. REPRESENTATIVE JOE BETRAM'S RESPONSE EVEN SUGGESTED AN INTERIUM USE OF THE ALAKAI AS A LOCAL FERRY BETWEEN HONOLULU AND WEST OAHU. NONE OF THE FOUR EXPRESSED SPECIFIC OPPOSITION TO THE SUPERFERRY ITSELF. MAUI'S OTHER LEGISLATORS DID NOT RESPOND.
Rep. Angus McKelvey: 1. Not in favor of special session. 2. In favor of Superferry - but not at the expense of crippling environmental laws.
Rep. Joe Bertram: 1. In favor of Special session. 2. Supports alternative transportation options.
Sen. Roz Baker: 1. In Favor of Special session. 2. Superferry is an example of need for meaningful dialogue on growth.
Rep. Joe Souki: 1. In Favor of special session. 2. In favor of Superferry.
Lingle was scheduled to visit South Korea, China and Japan on an 11-day trip to promote business, tourism and education. The trip was planned between Oct. 23 and Nov. 3, which could conflict with a possible special session.
WHILE SUPERFERRY REMAINS AT ANCHOR IN HONOLULU, PIER TWO AT MAUI HAS BEEN RECLAIMED BY YOUNG BROTHERS. KAHULUI HARBORMASTER STEVE PFISTER SAYS ABOUT 75 PERCENT OF THE SUPERFERRY STAGING AREA IS BEING UTILIZED BY WHAT HE TERMS AS "THINGS ON WHEELS." HE SAYS THERE IS AN AGREEMENT THAT - IF THE SUPERFERRY IS ALLOWED TO RETURN TO KAHULUI - YOUNG BROTHER MUST BE PREPARED TO MOVE EVERYTHING BACK OUT WITHIN FIVE DAYS.
HOW QUICKLY THIS ALL COMES TOGETHER - OR FALLS APART - IS ANYONE'S GUESS.BUT A SAFE GUESS WOULD PROBABLY BE "SOONER THAN LATER." IN FACT, WHEN ASKED ABOUT A PREDICTED TIMELINE, ONE SOURCE TOLD MAUI TV NEWS THAT HE WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE A FEW TRICK OR TREATERS FROM HONOLULU THIS YEAR.
REPORTING FROM KAHULUI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.
(TVR LAWSUIT) (PiP - TVR lawsuit)
JK: THE COUNTY OF MAUI'S FIRST RESPONSE TO THE A LAWSUIT FILED TO STOP THE SHUTDOWN OF MOST TEMPORARY VACATION RENTALS IS DUE IN JUST DAYS. WHILE THE COUNTY PREPARES IT'S ANSWER - TO BE FILED BY THIS TUESDAY - A HEARING HAS BEEN SET IN JUDGE J. MICHAEL SEABRIGHT'S COURTROOM IN THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN HONOLULU ON DECEMBER THIRD.
(vo) THAT LAWSUIT, SERVED ON THE COUNTY ON OCTOBER THIRD SEEKS INJUNCTIVE RELIEF TO STOP THE SHUTDOWN OF WHAT THE COUNTY SAYS ARE ILLEGAL VACATION RENTALS. MEANWHILE AT THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR, IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL.
Jeff Hunt, Planning Director,
JH01: "We're continuing with enforcement as we've stated all along and we've written 50-60 letters so far. And so far there's only been one fine issued so far and that was from a property owner in California. So most of the people seem to be cooperating."
LAST WEEK A DRAFT BILL WAS PROPOSED TO STREAMLINE THE PERMITTING PROCESS, THUS LEGITIMIZING THE BUSINESS OPERATIONS OF MANY EXISTING PRIVATE RENTAL OPERATIONS.
JH02: " The vacation rental people don't seem to like it. The Planning Commission was supportive of it. They thanked us for doing a good job and for presenting a document that was a good staring point for discussion. They seem to accept the department's position that there is a separation between vacation rentals and the general populace."
HUNT SAYS PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS EXPRESSED CONCERNS THAT TEMPORARY VACATION RENTALS DISRUPT NEIGHBORHOODS AND NEGATIVELY IMPACT HOUSING FOR LOCAL FAMILIES. AND THEY'RE CONCERNED THAT THOSE MOST AFFECTED AREN'T SPEAKING UP.
JH03: "They also expressed concern that people weren't being heard - that they "suffer in silence" was the term they used. They weren't reporting any disturbances, or filing any complaints. Instead they were speaking up to commissioners behind the scenes."
THE PLANNING DIRECTOR IS NAMED IN THE LAWSUIT FILED BY WAILUKU ATTORNEY JAMES FOSBINDER ON BEHALF OF THE MAUI VACATION RENTAL ASSOCIATION. WHILE HE CANNOT COMMENT ON THE LAWSUIT SPECIFICALLY, HE DID OFFER AN OPINION.
JH04: "I can't comment on the lawsuit directly but I think the Superferry showed us that 'you have to follow the law."
(on-cam tag) MEANWHILE THE EFFECT OF THE CLOSURE OF VACATION RENTALS IS BEING FELT NEAR AND FAR. A POPULAR NORTH SHORE SPORTING EVENT WAS CANCELLED, IN PART, BECAUSE ACCOMODATIONS WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR CONTESTANTS. AND, THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF CONDE NAST TRAVELER MAGAZINE FEATURES AN ARTICLE CAUTIONING VACATIONERS TO MAKE SURE THERE'S A PLACE FOR THEM WHEN THEY ARRIVE ON MAUI.
JY: HOPES...DREAMS...PLANS... THEY'RE ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT SOONER OR LATER THEY HAVE TO BE PUT INTO ACTION. THAT'S THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE HAWAII 20-50 PROJECT. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KINGS ATTENDED SATURDAY'S FORUM TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO WITH ALL THOSE GOOD IDEAS.
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CG: Stacie Thorlakson, Business Consultant
ST01: "We're interested in talking to the host culture trying to preserve our islands. We're talking to the youth, the environmentalists, the military, non-profits, all sectors of business, citizens, elders. So we're really trying to get a wide variety and get the community input."
UNDERSTANDABLY, AMONG THOSE LOOKING AHEAD ARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE...AND BASED ON LIFE AS IT EXISTS ON MAUI NOW, THEY'RE CONCERNED.
ST02: "We asked, 'do you see yourself here on the island at age 30 or 35?' and all 12 said 'no.' Because of job or money or whatever the case may be."
HAS THE PROCESS BEEN SUCCESSFUL ASKING FOLKS TO LOOK FORWARD WITH ISSUES LIKE SUPERFERRY ON THE MINDS OF SO MANY ACROSS HAWAII RIGHT NOW?
CG: Leland Chang, one of 2 "Community Engagement Coordinators" for HI2050.
LC01: "Remarkably, yes. I think that we've able to engage people in that process in taking the long view and set aside their need to address pressing problems of the day and really focus on what do we want to pass on to our kids and grand kids."
AMONG THOSE ATTENDING SATURDAY'S SESSION WAS THE CEO OF MAUI ELECTRIC. AS HE EYES THE FUTURE, HE SEES THE POSSIBILITY OF GROWING OUR OWN FUEL RIGHT HERE IN HAWAII...AND THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE TO WAIT 40 MORE YEARS.
CG: Ed Reinhardt, CEO, Maui Electric Company
ER01: "Right now we're working with the University of Hawaii on the possibility of sustainable crops. Kukui nut is one, jatropha is one of them - crops that we believe will be sustainable here in the state of Hawai'i. We're working with the Farm Bureau on the State and Local level which hopefully will allow us to experiment with the growing of these crops to prove that those are crops that we can use for the biofuel production that we're looking at."
IS THERE ANYTHING NEW FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS? YES, PEOPLE WANT ACTION.
LC02: "People are saying, 'this all sounds great, these five area goals that you've outlined, but how are you going to make it happen? Don't just give us these feel-good ideas, but make sure our policy makers mandate...the word 'mandatory' has come up a lot in these sessions."
SO, ADD TO THE GOAL OF SUSTAINABILITY...THE WORD ACCOUNTABILITY...AND THE VISION TOWARD 2050 MIGHT BECOME EVEN CLEARER. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.
(on-cam tag) TO REVIEW THE DRAFT PLAN FOR YOURSELF - AND TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP SHAPE HAWAII'S FUTURE, FOLLOW THE LINK TO HAWAII 20-50 FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
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J: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, AFTER BEING DETHRONED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DOZEN YEARS, MAUI'S STATUS AS THE WORLD'S FAVORITE ISLAND HAS BEEN RESTORED. MAUI VISITORS BUREAU CHIEF TERRYL VENCYL GLOWS ABOUT IT WHEN WE COME BACK.
JY: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO SUNDAY'S FESTIVAL AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER WHERE THE SOUND OF "THE LEAPING FLEA" FILLED THE SKY - AND THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO WHO WERE THERE.
J: ALSO, THIS WEEK MARKS THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF "NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY." FOR SOME THAT'S SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE. FOR OTHERS, IT'S NOTHING OF THE SORT. MORE ON THAT WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
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JY: MAUI NO KA OI HOU...MAUI IS THE BEST...AGAIN. AFTER A 12-YEAR RUN AS THE WORLD'S FAVORITE ISLAND, ACCORDING TO READERS OF THE CONDE NAST TRAVELER MAGAZINE, MAUI WAS SHOCKINGLY DETHRONED LAST YEAR BY THE MALDIVES. WELL, WE'RE BACK - AND STRONGER THAN EVER.
(vo) THE NOVEMBER EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE WILL BE OUT SOON - BUT MAUI
VISITORS BUREAU EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TERRYL VENCYL WENT TO NEW YORK TO
PICK UP A COPY, AND THE AWARD AS THE WORLD'S BEST. ACCORDING TO CONDE
NAST TRAVELER'S READERS...ALL OF THOSE OPINIONS BASED ON EXPERIENCE.
TV01: "People who have been here. 28,000 readers. In fact it's called the reader's Choice Awards. They're surveyed on many things: islands, cities, transportation - lots of different categories. And Maui - for the 17th year in a row won for best Pacific Island. Then they take the scores. They call us 'the perennial favorite' in the Conde Nast editorial, winning back the crown as the best island."
VENCYL WAS SOMEWHAT HUMBLE, EXPLAINING THAT IT WASN'T ANY KIND OF LOBBYING ON THE PART OF THE VISITORS BUREAU, BUT WINNING WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF BEING A PLACE THAT FULFILLS VACATION EXPECTATIONS.
TV02: "We're providing what visitors want when they come - our natural beauty, our scenery and our culture and some of the things that we do in marketing to make sure that they understand those things that brings them here. And we just have to make sure they experience it once they get here."
THE BUREAU DIRECTOR STRESSED WHERE THE REAL CREDIT FOR THE AWARD GOES.
TV03: "I'm the very privileged person who gets to go and pick up the award. But this award is about Maui. And it's about our scenery and our natural beauty but more than anything it's about our people. The award belongs to the people of Maui, not to the MVB."
THE MVB IS BECOMING A MORE AND MORE CROWDED STORAGE SPOT FOR THE PEOPLE'S AWARDS - WINNING GLOBAL ACCOLADES FOR DECADES. THE NEW TROPHY HAS ARRIVED ON ISLAND YET, BUT WILL GO ON THE SHELF IN THE LOBBY AT THE VISITOR'S BUREAU AS SOON AS IT DOES.
(on-cam) MAUI'S SCORE OF 90 POINTS WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO ALSO EARN THE NUMBER ONE SPOT OVER URBAN WORLD DESTINATIONS. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA CAME IN AT NUMBER TWO.
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J: EVERY YEAR ONE DAY IS SET ASIDE TO PAUSE AND CONSIDER THE PLIGHT OF FERAL CATS IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS PAST TUESDAY WAS NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY. ON MAUI THERE ARE DEFINITELY TWO SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT ON HOW TO OBSERVE SUCH AN EVENT...AS WELL AS WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF FERAL CATS.
IN MAUI COUNTY THE ESTIMATE VARIES BETWEEN 300 THOUSAND AND A HALF-MILLION FERAL CATS.
Jay Penniman, Endangered Species Specialist
JP01: "Feral cats are in an extremely dangerous situation for themselves. They can be predated upon by other animals. They can be hit by cars. They carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans - toxoplasmosis being one of the worst. They predate native seabirds and land birds."
PENNIMAN SAYS THERE IS A SOLUTION - BUT IT'S NOT AN EASY ONE.
JP02: "The solution would be to remove them from all the areas where they're a problem. The American Bird Conservancy has an excellent program called "Cats Indoors," where the best thing for your cat - to keep it healthy and happy is to keep it indoors - to have it be happy and for you to be happy with it. For cats that cannot be kept indoors and must be outside, they could be put into fenced, entire enclosed colony areas."
THIS IS A PARTICULARLY SIGNIFICANT TIME OF YEAR BECAUSE CATS IN THE WILD HUNT AT NIGHT - WHEN THE FLEDGLINGS OF INDIGENOUS SEABIRDS ARE JUST EMERGING FROM THEIR UNDERGROUND BURROWS. PENNIMAN HE IS NOT ANTI-CAT, BUT PRO-BALANCE. BUT HE SAYS THAT INDOOR CATS OR ENCLOSED FERAL CATS ARE THE ONLY APPARENT ANSWERS TO PROTECTING THE BIRDS.
THAT SEEMS LIKE AN INSURMOUNTABKLE TASK, SO GROUPS LIKE MAUI'S FELINE FOUNDATION APPROACH THE PROBLEM BY EDUCATING PEOPLE ABOUT MANAGING CATS. THIS YEAR'S FOR FERAL CAT DAY ON MAUI, FELINE FOUNDATION SETUP AN INFORMATION CENTER AT DEL'S FARM SUPPLY IN KAHULUI. THEY HAVE LOTS OF INFORMATION BECAUSE ON MAUI, THERE ARE - LOTS OF CATS...IN LOTS OF CATEGORIES. REALISTICALLY, ONLY SO MANY CAN BE MANAGED.
Donya Izbicki, Board Member, Feline Foundation of Maui
DI01: "The type of cat we're recognizing today are the feral cats - would include strays who are dumped, also ferals who have been many generations of ferals without any human contact. Then there are the kittens of these ferals that if we're able to intervene and get them, they might become pet quality."///
IZBICKI DETAILED THE KINDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE AT THE ROOT OF THE CAT OVERPOPULATION PROBLEM.
DI02: "For example, Renters who aren't allowed to have cats, so they dump them because they may be aware that the Human Society may not be able to place them. You have that issue. Then there are people who are just naive about wanting their cat to have a litter. Then they can't place those kittens, who given them to people who don't neuter them, or turn them out into the street."
FELINE FOUNDATION STRONGLY ENDORSES THE TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN CONCEPT, WHERE FERAL CATS ARE HUMANELY TRAPPED, STERILIZED AND RETURNED TO THEIR ORIGINAL LOCATION. AFTER THAT A CARETAKER PROVIDES FOOD AND WATER AS WELL AS MAKING SURE ANY NEW CATS ARE SPAYED OR NEUTERED. THE RESULT, THEY SAY, IS A SMALLER POPULATION OF HEALTHY CATS THAT ARE NOT REPRODUCING.
(On-cam) IT'S VERY EASY TO BECOME VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS ISSUE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FELINE FOUNDATION OF MAUI, THE MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY AND ABOUT STATE AGENCIES FOCUSED ON THE ISSUE, VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
JY: IT'S TRIVIA TIME. DUID YOU KNOW THAT POPULAR LEGEND SAYS THAT THE UKULELE WAS NAMED AFTER EDWARD PURVIS? THE SMALL INSTRUMENT, BROUGHT TO HAWAII BY THE PORTUGESE IN 1879, WAS POPULARIZED BY PURVIS, WHO EARNED THE NICKNAME "UKULELE"BECAUSE HE WAS SMALL AND QUICK AND VERY GOOD AT PLAYING THE INSTRUMENT.
(VO) THIS WEEKEND AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER THERE WERE SOME OF HAWAII'S VERY BEST UKULELE PLAYERS - AND SOME HOME-GROWN STARS AS WELL FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL STARBUCKS UKULELE FESTIVAL. HERE'S A SAMPLE...
(con't vo) THE FESTIVAL WAS ONE OF THREE SPOTLIGHT ATTRACTIONS IN THE ALOHA FESTIVALS CELEBRATION HERE ON MAUI.
J: COMING UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE REGULAR SEASON IS OVER FOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - AND ONLY ONE TEAM MADE IT THROUGH AS A PERFECT 10. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.
JY: AND I'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THAT WITH THE RUNDOWN OF FUN THINGS AND STUFF JEFF CAN TYPE IN HERE. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
K: ACCORDING TO THE OLD SAYING, "NOBODY'S PERFECT." WELL, THAT'S NOT TRUE ANYMORE.
ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA. THE VOLLEYBALL LADIES OF SEABURY HALL WRAPPED UP THE M-I-L REGULAR SEASON WITH A PERCECT 10. IN DOING SO, THEY WRAP UP THE M-I-L DIVISION TWO TITLE AND DRAW A FIRST ROUND BYE IN THE M-I-L POST-SEASON TOURNAMENT. WE THOUGHT WE'D SHOW YOU HOW THEY WRAPPED UP THE REGULAR SEASON.
(vo) LAST WEEK AT HOME AGAINST KING KEKAULIKE, THE LADY SPARTANS WERE PLAYING INSPIRED VOLLEYBALL...WITH JUST TWO MATCHES STANDING BETWEEN THEM AND THAT ELUSIVE "PERFECT 10."
AFTER PUTTING ONE STRAIGHT DOWN, ROCHA GETS ANOTHER SET - THIS TIME IN THE BACK ROW AND THIS TIME - JUST LIKE THE LAST TIME - POINT! EVERYTHING WENT THE SPARTANS WAY...EVEN NA ALII'S SETS...THIS ONE TOO TIGHT TO DO ANYTHING WITH. AND I MEAN EVERYTHING. WATCH AS BOLDUC'S BLOCK IS NOT ENOUGH...BUT HER ELBOW IS...YES...THAT'S A POINT FOR SEABURY HALL! AND THERE EVER WAS ANY DOUBT WHO THE GO-TO HITTER WAS, YACINE MEYER PUT THAT TO REST. BANG! AND HER SERVE WAS TOO MUCH TO HANDLE AS WELL...ALLOWING A SPARTAN-STYLE CELEBRATION. EVEN THE LUCKY BREAKS WENT THEIR WAY.
(FF-CG) SPARTANS WON THIS ONE, AND WENT ON TO HAND KAMEHAMEHA MAUI IT'S FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON TUESDAY NIGHT. THE RESULT, 10 AND OH FOR THE LADY SPARTANS. ROUNDING OUT THE DIVISION TWO STANDINGS, MOLOKAI - WHO ALSO BEAT KAMEHAMEHA LAST WEEK TO WRAP UP A 9-AND-ONE SEASON. THIRD SPOT WENT TO SAINT ANTHONY'S WHO PLAYED 500-BALL FOR THE SEASON.
IN DIVISION ONE, DESPITE BACKTO-BACK SEASON ENDING LOSSES, THE LADY WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI WIN THEIR FOURTH STRAIGHT MI-L DIVISION ONE TITLE, WRAPPING UP THE SEASON WITH AN 8 AND TWO RECORD, AND A FIRST ROUND BYE IN THE M-I-L TOURNAMENT. SECOND PLACE IN DIVISION ONE WENT TO THE LADY BEARS WITH A 6 AND FOUR RECORD. NA ALII TOOK THIRD.
(on-cam) THE M-I-L TOURNAMENT KICKED OFF LAST NIGHT AND RUNS INTO THIS WEEKEND. WE'LL HAVE RESULTS FOR YOU NEXT WEEK ON SPORTS MAUI TV NEWS.
IN M-I-L FOOTBALL, THE MEN OF KING KEKAULIKE ARE TAKING A FEW KNOCKS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR IN DIVISION ONE. SATURDAY NIGHT'S HOMECOMING IN PUKALANI WAS SPOILED WHEN THE WARRIORS TRAVELLED UP THE ROAD AND OUTSCORED KING K 14-7. THE OTHER SATURDAY NIGHT MATCHUP WAS THE SKYLER CABACUNGAN SHOW AS THE SENIOR SLOTBACK RUSHED FOR TWO TOUCHDOWNS AND HAULED IN PASSES FOR ANOTHER THREE SCORES AS BALDWIN WENT ON A RAMPAGE OVER THE TROJANS, 44-14.
(cg-ff) THIS WEEK THE SABERS HED UPCOUNTRY TO TAKE ON KING KEKAULIKE TOMORROW NIGHT. AND IT'S A MARQUIS MATCHUP BETWEEN THE BAEARS AND THE LUNAS TOMORROW NIGHT AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM. SATURDAY'S MATCHUP FEATURES THE TROJANS AT KAMEHAMEHA MAUI.
(On-cam) THE MACCA FROM DOWN UNDER IS NOW "THE MAN" IN IRON MAN. THIRTY-FOUR YEAR-OLD CHRIS MCCORMACK - WHO HAS WON THE IRONMAN RACE IN AUSTRALIA FIVE TIMES - PROVED HE'S JUST AS FAST IN THE OTHER HEMISPHERE, TAKING SATURDAY'S INCREDIBLE GRUELING EVENT ON THE BIG ISLAND. HIS FINAL TIME OF EIGHT HOURS, 15 MINUTES AND 34 SECONDS...AS IF THE SECONDS MATTER...WAS FOUR MINUTES FASTER THE SECOND-PLACE FINISHER CRAIG ALEXANDER - ALSO FROM AUSTRALIA. THE TOP FEMALE FINISHER WAS BRITAIN'S CRISSIE WELLINGTON - WHO COMPLETED THE EVENT IN NINE HOURS AND 10 MINUTES - FLAT. THE IRONMAN TRIATHLON IS CONSIDERED THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF TYHE EVENT, WHISH STARTS WITH A TWO AND-A-HALF MILE SWIM, THEN A 112-MILE BIKE RACE AND THEN A 26-POINT-TWO-MILE RUN. THE TOP FINISHER FROM HAWAII WAS LUIS DE LA TORRE OF KONA. AND CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINA LOVITT OF LAHAINA. SHE FINISHED THE EVENT IN 16 HOURS AND 21 MINUTES. MORE THAN 16-HUNDRED ATHLETES FROM 50 COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN THIS YEAR'S IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
JY: ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO "COMING ATTRACTIONS" ON
MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JULIE Y. WITH SOME FUN, FUNNY, KOOKY AND DELICIOUS
EVENTS COMING UP AROUND MAUI.
STILL MORE. ON SATURDAY THE CASTLE THEATER HOSTS MOHALA MAI 2006. KUMU HULA NAPUA GREIG AND KAHULU MALUO-HUBER WITH HALAU NA LEI KAUMAKA O UKA PRESENT HULA KAHIKO, HULA AUWANA, OLI AND MELE. SPECIAL GUEST NA HOKU HANOHANO WINNERS NA PALAPALAI. DONíT MISS IT, SONG, DANCE, CULTURE IN ONE PACKAGE! TICKETS ARE $30.00.
THE FOLLOWING WEEK, THE MACC HAS EVEN MORE ENTERTAINMENT IN STORE ...THE SHANGHAI QUARTET CELEBRATES THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY BY PERFORMING AT THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER ON THURSDAY THE 25TH AT 7:30 PM. THIIS WORLD RENOWNED GROUP COMBINES TRADITIONAL CHINESE FOLK MUSIC AND CUTTING EDGE CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL WORK IN THEIR REPERTOIRE. TICKETS ARE $25 AND KIDS ARE HALF PRICE.
THE NEXT EVENING IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER AT 7:30, STAY TUNED FOR KEO WOOLFORD'S "I LAND," A SEMI AUTO BIOGRAPHY THAT BLENDS TRADITINAL HULA, HIP HOP TALK STORY AND SPEECH THAT TELLS KEO'S OWN STORY IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MEANING OF HERITAGE IN A POST MODERN WORLD. TICKETS ARE $20.
ON SUNDAY THE 28TH, THE CASTLE THEATER STARTS THEIR HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION WITH THE MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA'S HALLOWEEEN SPOOKTAKULAR CONCERT DIRECTED BY STUART CHAFETZ. THE ORCHESTRA WILL BE IN COSTUME AND GUESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DRESS UP AS WELL. THE PERFORMANCE WILL INCLUDE FAVORITE SPOOKY THEMED SELCTIONS INCLUDING PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW AND MARCH OF THE MARIONETTE - TO NAME JUST A FEW. ALL THE FUN STARTS AT 3:30 PM TICKETS ARE 10, 20 25 AND 35 DOLLARS FOLLOW THE LINK THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.
IF YOU WANT TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN A LITTLE EARLIER, MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES IS THROWING A HALLOWEEN FAMILY BASH ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 25TH AT THE MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION FROM 5-7:30 PM. THE COST IS 35 DOLLARS PER PERSON AND WILL INCLUCE GREAT FOOD, ETNERTAINMENT, DOOR PRIZES AND A KEIKI COSTUME CONTEST WITH PRIZES. OH AND THERE WILL LOTS OF FUN ACTIVITIES AND A FEW SURPRISES. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR OR CALL 242-5500.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVOR GREAT FOOD AND WINE WHILE
SUPPORTING A WORTHY CAUSE, THE MAUI CULINARY ACADEMY PRESENTS THE 11TH
ANNUAL NOBLE GRAPE FESTIVAL AT THE FAIRMONT KEALANI. JOIN MAUI'S TOP
CHEFS ALONG WITH FEATURE CHEFS STANTON HO, CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF,
CHOCOLATES A LA CARTE AND SHIRLEY FONG-TORRES, WOK WIZ CHINATOW TOURS
AND COOKING CENTER, TRAVEL AND FOOD WRITER AND BOOK AUTHOR AS THEY PRESENT
A CHINESE THEMED MENU ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH FROM 6-9PM. TICKETS ARE
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