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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for October 22, 2009



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J: IT WAS A WEEK OF DRAMA, PAIN AND LOSS ON THE OCEANS AROUND MAUI AS WE'RE REMINDED OF THE POWER OF WHAT SURROUNDS US - BUT THE SEA ALSO SERVED AS A FIELD OF DREAMS FOR A GROUP OF EXTRAORDINARY PADDLERS.

AND THIS WAS ALSO A WEEK OF VIOLENCE AS THREE PEOPLE DIE ON MAUI IN TWO SEPARATE SHOOTING INCIDENTS.

THOSE ARE OUR TOP STORIES, PLUS WE'VE GOT DETAILS ON MAUI'S INEVITABLE DRIVING WHILE TALKING OR TEXTING CELL PHONE BAN AS WELL AS SPORTS AND ANOTHER OVERSTUFFED WEEKEND OF THINGS TO DO IN COMING ATTRACTIONS. IT'S ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN FOR A VERY BUSY AND SOMEWHAT BIZARRE RANGE OF TOPICS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING.

C. (TURN TO CAM) WE START OFF WITH STORIES FROM THE OCEAN. EARLY MONDAY MORNING KIHEI REALTOR SCOTT HENRICH DECIDED TO CATCH A FEW WAVES FROM THE WANING SOUTH SWELL BEFORE HEADING INTO WORK. WHAT HE CAUGHT WAS A LOT MORE THAN THAT.

(TAKE SURF/SHARK PKG) FAST FORWARD30 HOURS, AND THIS IS HOW THIS STORY ENDED.

Archie Kalepa, Water Safety Chief

AK01: "It's Tuesday, October 20th, at 12 o'clock today we've determined that it's OK to open the beach. We have not had any sightings. Wejust did a fly-by with the Fire Department and they did not see anything. So, collectively, between the DLNR, the Marine Division and th State, we decided to open the beach."

THE STORY BEGAN EARLY MONDAY MORNING WHEN MAUI SURFER SCOTT HENRICH WENT OUT TO CATCH SOME PRE- WORK DAYS WAVES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE COVE PARK IN KIHEI . AFTER PADDLING OUT, THOUGH, TURNS OUT HE WAS THE CATCH. IT HAPPENED SO FAST THAT HIS INSTINCT JUST SAID, HIT THE THING AND GET IT OFF ME. HE DID. FATE WAS ON HIS SIDE - HIS RIGHT SIDE - WHERE DOCTORS TREATED HIM FOR GASHES AND TEARS, AND POSSIBLE NERVE DAMAGE - THEN SENT HIM HOME.

INH FACT, HENRICH APOLOGIZED TO THE OTHER SURFERS BECAUSE HIS CLOSE ENCOUNTER CLOSED THE BEACH FOR A DAY AND A HALF DURING AN EARLY SOUTH SWELL, DEPRIVING OTHER SURFERS OF SOME FUN WAVES.

Russell Sparks, Education Specialist, DAR, DLNR

RS02: "The entire protocols that we follow, following an incident like a shark attack involve closure of the area and evaluation for the entire day of the incident and then half of the following day. The reason we do that is to give us a good length of time to evaluate area and to see if there's some reason for continued concern - maybe big schools of fish might be drawing predators into th area or something like that. So really - now we've completed that whole day and a half evaluation. We may work with together with the County lifeguards to make spot checks from time to time. But, generally, after this we're pretty much done putting a lot of effort and time looking in this area here."

A FLYOVER EARLY TUESDAY MORNING SPOTTED TWO SHARKS - A 14 FOOT TIGER SHARK AND A FOVE FOOT SHARK OF UNKNOWN SPECIES. AND SPARKS SAYS, IT'S LI8KELY THAT TH 14-FOOTER THEY SPOTTED THE MORNING AFTER THE ATTACK ON HENRICH LIKELY WASN'T THE ONE THAT PUT THE BITE ON HIM. THAT SHARK HAS LIKELY MOVED ON.

RS01: "Well, we don't know exactly whwere they go. They tend to swim fairly large home ranges. So They don't generally stay in one area - they move along the coastline then meander off to maybe another island. The sharrk that was acvtually involved in the incident is probably not even on Maui - or certainly not near this area."

IN FACT, ONE OFF-DUTE MAUI FIREMAN WE SPOKE WITH SAYS HE'S BEEN TOLD BY THE HELICOPTER CREWS NTHAT WHEN THEY DO THESE AERIAL SURVEYS, THERE ARE TYPICALLY 10-15 SHARKS SPOTTED BETWEEN MA'ALAEA AND PU'U OLAI AT MAKENA. VETERAN SURFER ARCHIE KALEPA KNOWS THAT

AK02: "You know, who knows? They're there. They're everywhere. You know it's their ocea - it's just that we're fortunate enough to get to play in it . You know, who knows?"

IT'S AN UNCOMMON SITE TO SEE THE COVE BEACH PARK BREAK DESERTED LIKE THGIS - BUT IT ALSO SERVES AS A REMINDER THAT THIS IS HOW IT LOOKED WHEN SHARKS AND OTHER MARINE LIFE CALLED THESZE WATERS HOME FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE PEOPLE ARRIVED.

(ON-CAM TAG) JUST TO UNDERSCORE A POINT MADE BY NEARLY EVERYONE WE SPOKE WITH ABOUT THE SHARK INCIDENT THIS WEEK, THE OCEAN IS WHERE THE SHARKS LIVE AND WHERE WE JUST VISIT.

(PINK PADDLERS)(PiP-PINK PADDLERS)

J: THE OCEAN WAS ALSO A PLACE THIS WEEK IN MAUI COUNTY WHERE THERE WAS A POINT TO BE MADE - A HURDLE TO BE OVERCOME - AND A CHALLENGE TO BE CONQUERED.

(TAKE PINK PADDLERS PKG) TWO WEEKS AGO WE INTRODUCED YOU TO AN ENERGIZED, ENTHUSIASTIC GROUP OF LOVELY LADIES WHO HAD A COMMON SPIRIT - BASED ON COMMON EXPERIENCE. NEARLY ALL OF THE PINK PADDLERS ARE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS - SOME OF THEM MULTIPLE WINNERS.

Marilyn Robertson

MR01: "Hi, my name is Marilyn Robertson and I'm a two-time breast cancer survivor..."

THEY'RE MEMBERS OF MANA'OLANA, PADDLERS FOR HOPE, A HUI ORGANIZED BY THE PACIFIC CANCER FOUNDATION OF MAUI. LAST WEEKEND THESE INTREPID WOMEN CHALLENGED THE AUAU CHANNEL AND MADE THE CROSSING FROM MAUI TO - AND THEN AROUND LANAI AND BACK - A DISTANCE OF 41 MILES.

ONCOLOGY NURSE MANAGER JANELLE TODD IS NOT A CANCER SURVIVOR - BUT WORKS WITH CANCER PATIENTS EVERY DAY. SHE WAS AMONG THE ELITE SQUAD OF PINK PADDLERS THAT ACCOMPLISHED THAT AMAZING FEAT LAST WEEKEND.

Janelle Todd, Nurse Mgr., Oncology Dept, MMMC

JT01: "There was a bunch - a group of women who had come together. Together, all of us were able to do something we couldn't have done separately. To me what I rally got out of it was that these women became examples of what survivorship was. They decided to take the diasgnosis of cvancer and do something with it instead of becoming a victim. Here are all these women who have become visions of strength, spirit, passion - all of those things. I can now say to oncology patients in th department who think they're not sure they can make it through treatment - I can say, hey, I know these women. These women beat the cancer. They' ve become survivors and now they've done something they thought they would never, ever be able to do."

JANELLE COMPARED THE TURN INTO MANELE BAY TO THE RUSH OF COMPLETING A MARATHON AS A TEAM...SOMETHING SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD NEVER DO AND YET, WITH A BOATLOAD OF CANCER BEATERS, THEY DID IT. AND THE ENTHUSIASM IS CONTAGIOUS IN THE ONCOLOGY WARD.

JT02: " All of the patients in the oncology department - they know - from the pink in our hair, from the pink that we were wearing that we were excited about . And they're 100 percent behind us.They're proud of us and I hope that we inspire them."

THE EVENT WAS TO RAISE FUNDS - AND, PERHAPS MORE IMPORTANTLY - AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH - BUT ALSO TO PROVE A POINT: THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER CANCER...AND WHAT A LIFE IT CAN BE! IT'S PART OF THE THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX AT THE PACIFIC CANCER FOUNDATION AT MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - A PROGRAM SET UP TO BRING WORLD-CLASS CARE TO CANCER-STRICKEN PATIENTS HERE AT HOME.

Jeff Scharnhorst, Exec Dir. Pacific Cancer Foundation

JS01: "Originally the foundation was established to try and bring some of these people here so folks would have to travel - as well as to promote access to clinical trials that are being run by the Clinical Research Center of Hawai'i - the state organization for clinical research, so that patients would have the same access here to clinical trials and to be able to participate in them and cutting edge research into the newest types of treatments that people on O'ahu might have or people on the mainland might have."

IN ADDITION TO INTENSIVE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH - AND SUPPOERT GROUPS LIKE MANAOLANA, THGERE'S A REVOLUTIONARILY SIMPLE NEW PLAN BEING IMPLEMENTED THAT COULD BE A GODSEND TO CANCER PATIENTS. kIND OF LIKE AN OUTRIGGER CANOE AT SEA NEEDS A STEERSMAN TO GUIDE THEM, THE PCF NOW HAS PATIENT NAVIGATION.

JS02: "What Patient Navigation is - it is still a developing field but it's to provide somebody who can hel[p the patient navigate through the world of cancer. When someone is diagnosed with cancer , they'
ve never dfealt with anything in the nedical community, obviously, and there are son many things involved from blood draws to chemotherapy, and radiation and surgery and transoportation to these appointments. And often there's a number of different doctors involved in their care and it can be so overwhelming and confusing to patients. So the idea is to provide patient navigation to then sit with the patient and find out what needs do they have and proide sopmwe type of coordination for the patient's benefit so they are not overwhelmed with 'who do I call?' 'how do I fill out this insurance form?' 'how do I get a ride to my appointment?' 'where am I supposed to be Thursday?' 'What an you help can you help me formulate my thought for my questions for when I talk to my doctor."

ONE NAVIGATOR IS BEING HIRED NOW THROUGH TH PACIFIC CANCER FOUNDTION AFTER COMPLETING TRAINING AT MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE. IT'S AN EXPANDING FIELD THAT OFFERS GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR POTENTIAl NAVIGASTORS AND A WOLRD OF COMFORT FOR NEWLY-DIAGNOSED CANCER PATIENTS.

FORTUNATELY, CANCER IS NOT CONTAGIOUS. BT THE ENTHUSIASM AND SPIRIT OF THE PINK PADDLERS OF MANAOLANA CERTAINLY IS CONTAGIOS - AND THE COMBINED REMEDY OF THEIR SPIRIT AND THE PATIENT NAVIGATION PROGRAM COULD BE TWO OF THE GREATEST DEVELOPMETNS TOWARD TREATING CANCER EVER DEVISED.

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PINK PADDLERS, THE MANA'OLANA PADDLE FOR HOPE PROGRAM OR THE PATIENT NAVIGATION PROGRAM AT PACIFIC CANCER FOUNDATION, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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J: THIS WEEK THE OCEAN ALSO BECAME A FINAL RESTING PLACE - AT LEAST FOR NOW - FOR TWO BOATS.

(FF-CG-VO) LAST THURSDAY A 50-FOOT POWER SPEED BOAT PULLED UP, ANCHORED, THEN PROMPTLY SANK JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM SHORE AT KAMAOLE BEACK PARK. IT TOOK TWO DAYS AND A CREW OF 10 TO RAISE THE BOAT AND GET IT ONSHORE.

(ON CAM) NO ONE WAS INJURED AND NO CAUSE HAS BEEN RELEASED. DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED IN THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. DAMAGES WILL ALSO BE STEEP FOR ANOTHER BOAT THAT MET AN UNTIMELY END SATURDAY NIGHT.

(FF-CG-VO) A 45-FOOT SAIL BOAT TRYING TO LEAVE KAHULUI HARBOR RAN AGROUND. COAST GUARD CREWS RESCUED THE LONE SAILOR BUT THE VESSEL RAN AGROUND ACROSS FROM THE HARBOR LIGHTS APARTMENTS.

(ON-CAM) THE BOAT WAS LIFTED ONTO A TRAILER MONDAY AND TAKEN TO DRY DOCK AT MA'ALAEA FOR REPAIRS. THE COAST GUARD SAYS NEITHER INCIDENT CAUSED ANY REEF DAMAGE NOR WERE ANY HARMFUL FLUIDS SPILLED INTO THE OCEAN.

(A-TOSS-B) UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS WE'LL MOVE BACK ON SHORE FOR AN UPDATE ON WHAT MOST KNEW WAS COMING: A BAN ON HAND-HELD CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING. PLUS WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THREE FATAL SHOOTINGS THAT HAVE SHOCKED TWO QUIET COMMUNITIES. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(CELL PHONE BAN)(PiP-CELL PHONE DRIVER)

J: AFTER LAWS WERE PASSED IN HONOLULU AND ON THE BIG ISLAND TO BAN THE USE OF HAND-HELD DEVICES - ESPECIALLY CELL PHONES - WHILE DRIVING, MOST FIGURED IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THAT WOULD HAPPEN HERE ON MAUI AS WELL. AND IT WAS THE ELEMENT OF TIME THAT INSPIRED THE MAUI BAN BILL'S AUTHOR TO PROPOSE IT.

(SOT) Joe Pontanilla, Maui County Councilmember

jp01: "Well, for me, several months ago, because of near misses for people making left turns - especially on Ka'ahumanu Avenue, not knowing the traffic light had already turned from amber to red and noticing that drivers were still on -well, they were using their cell phones.//

GOING BEYOND THE IRRITATION OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS, PONTANILLA SAYS SAFETY IS AT THE CORE OF THE PROPOSED BAN

JP01/B ...Public safety is a big issue for me. I look at all the 'what ifs.’ What if I was taking my grandchildren to a function or what if a mom or dad was taking their children to school and something happened. Well, before something major happens, we better come up with something. We'll create a ban on cell phones."

THE BAN WOULD EXTEND TO ALL HAND-HELD DEVICES OPERATED BY THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE - WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS.

jp02: "We know the ham-radio operator - they need to utilize their handsets during emergencies. Emergencies on 9-1-1 that are being called in, those things are exempt. But the law has a lot of equipment that needs to be looked at and banned."

PONTANILLA TOLD MAUI TV NEWS HIS BILL IS CLOSELY MODELED AFTER THE ORDINANCE THAT WENT INTO EFFECT IN HONOLULU ON JULY FIRST. A SIMILAR BAN WILL TAKE EFFECT THE FIRST OF THE YEAR ON THE BIG ISLAND AND KAUAI COUNCILORS ARE WATCHING THE MAUI BILL PROCESS AND PLAN TO FOLLOW WITH ONE OF THEIR OWN.

IF ALL THE COUNTIES PASS A BILL, HAWAI'I WOULD BE THE EIGHTH STATE TO OUTLAW ELECTRONIC HAND-HELD DRIVER DISTRACTIONS...AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING AT WAYS TO COMPEL MORE STATES TO DO THE SAME, MOSTLY BY REWARDING STATES WITH HIGHWAYS FUNDS IF STATES OUTLAW THE DEVICES.

IN CALIFORNIA, FIRST LADY MARIA SHRIVER HAS BEEN CAUGHT ON TAPE THREE TIMES TALKING ON HER CELL PHONE SINCE THE STATE BAN WENT INTO EFFECT LAST YEAR. AND ONE OTHER STUMBLING BLOCK TO A NATIONAL PLAN IS THAT HANDS-FREE CELL PHONES ARE CONSIDERED BY SOME STUDIES TO BE JUST AS DANGEROUS AS HAND HELD PHONES WHILE DRIVING BECAUSE THE DISTRACTION COMES FROM THE ENGROSSING CONVERSATION AND NOT THE HAND USE. PONTANILLA SAYS THE PROPOSAL WILL GO THROUGH SEVERAL MORE STEPS BEFORE BECOMING LAW BUT HE FORESEES THE DRIVER'S HAND-HELD DEVICE BAN TAKING EFFECT ON MAUI BY JANUARY OF 2010.

(KAUPO MURDER)(PiP-MPD LOGO)

J: MAUI POLICE SAY THEY HAVE NO SUSPECT YET AFTER AN APPARENT MURDER IN REMOTE KAUPO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. FORTY-FIVE YEAR-OLD ALAN VEGAS WAS SHOT ONCE IN THE ABDOMEN. VEGAS WAS AIRLIFTED TO MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER WHERE HE DIED FROM INTERNAL BLEEDING FROM THE GUNSHOT WOUND JUST BEFORE NOON ON SUNDAY.

THEN, LATE MONDAY NIGHT, GUNFIRE ERUPTED IN THE QUIET UPCOUNTRY TOWN OF MAKAWAO. POLICE WERE CALLED TO A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE ON IINI PLACE SHORTLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. NEIGHBORS REPORTED HEARING SHOTS FIRED. WHEN POLICE ARRIVED THEY FOUND A 59 YEAR-OLD MAN AND A 58 YEAR-OLD WOMAN, BOTH DEAD FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS. THEY ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH AS A MURDER-SUICIDE. AUTOPSIES WERE SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY. ALSO, AS OF WEDNESDAY, POLICE HAD NOT RELEASED THE IDENTITIES OF TH VICTIMS BUT NEIGHBORS HAVE IDENTIFIED THEM AS 59 YEAR-OLD BARRY ALFORD - A FORMER MAUI POLICE OFFICER, AND HIS WIFE, 58 YEAR OLD KAROLYN ALFORD.

(B-TOSS-C)

J: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, AS THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE FOOTBALL SEASON WINDS DOWN, THE STANDINGS ARE GETTING A LITTLE CLEARER IN DIVISION TWO...BUT DIVISION ONE IS STILL UP FOR GRABS. AND IT'S ANOTHER WEEKEND WITH TOO MUCH TO DO. WE'VE GOT THE LIST OF CHOICES FOR YOU UP NEXT IN COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(C-BLOCK)

J: LOOKING AT SPORTS THIS WEEK, IT'S BEEN AN ALL-OVER-THE-PLACE SEASON IN FOOTBALL FOR THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE AND LAST WEEKEND DIDN'T CLEAR UP THE PICTURE AT ALL. FRIDAY NIGHT, THE BALDWIN BEARS LOOKED LIKE THE BEARS OF OLD AS THEY BLANKED THE MAUI HIGH SABERS 20 TO NOTHING - EARNING A TIE FOR THE TOP SPOT WITH KING KEKEULIKE IN DIVISION ONE. BUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT, NA ALI'I GAVE THE BEARS SOLE POSSESSION OF THE TOP SPOT IN D-1 WHEN THEY LOST TO LAHAINALUNA. THE LUNAS, WITH THE WIN OVER KING K HAVE PRETTY MUCH LOCK IN FIRST PLACE IN DIVISION TWO. THE FINAL SCORE IN THAT GAME WAS 20 TO SIX. THIS WEEK, NA ALI'I HAS THEIR SHOT AT EVENING THE SCORE WHEN THEY FACE BALDWIN FRIDAY NIGHT AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM. SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI TRAVEL TO THE IMU TO TAKE ON LAHAINALUNA AT 1-30 P.M.

CHANGING THE SUBJECT COMPLETELY - THIS FRIDAY BEGINS FURLOUGH FRIDAYS - AN UNPOPULAR BUT, SOME SAY, NECESSARY STEP TOWARD BALANCING OUR STATE'S BUDGET. THERE ARE MANY PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO REPLACE CLASSROOM TIME. ONE IS "FUN FOOD FRIDAYS” FOR 6TH THROUGH 9TH GRADERS. FOR THE NEXT THREE FRIDAYS, FROM 8 A.M. UNTIL 2:20 AT THE UH- COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ON THE MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS, YOUR STUDENT WILL LEARN ABOUT NUTRITION, FOOD SCIENCE, FOOD SAFETY AND DO IT IN AN INTERGENERATIONAL SETTING BECAUSE MANY OF THE LEADERS WILL MAUI KUPUNA. COST IS 75 DOLLARS PER STUDENT. FOR DETAILS GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

ALSO ON FRIDAY, THE FESTIVALS OF ALOHA WRAPS UP IT'S WEEKLONG EVENTS IN HANA WITH THE FINALE LUAU. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE AT THE HANA BALLPARK. THE EVENT BEGINS AT 5 P.M.

FRIDAY NIGHT IS ALSO THE MAYOR'S 2009 SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS DINNER IN THE BALLROOM AT THE WAILEA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA. GUY HAGI AND KIM GENAULA WILL EMCEE THE EVENT AND I'D LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE BECAUSE WE ARE PROUD - AND EXCEEDINGLY HUMBLED - TO HAVE BEEN NAMED FINALISTS IN THE CATEGORY OF MAUI COUNTY SMALL BUSINESSES WITH 10 OR FEWER EMPLOYEES. THE EVENT RUNS FROM 6 TO 9 P.M. AND WE'LL HAVE COVERAGE OF THE EVENING ON THE OCTOBER 29 EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.

BEGINNING FRIDAY AND RUNNING THROUGH NOVEMBER 10TH IN MAKAWAO, THERE'S A SPECTACULAR ART EXPERIENCE AT VIEWPOINTS GALLERY TITLED MALAMA WAO AKUA 2009. THE EAST MAUI WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP AND VIEWPOINTS GALLERY INVITE YOU TO EXPERIENCE THE SPLENDOR OF EAST MAUI'S RAINFORESTS AND NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS DURING THIS JURIED ART EXHIBITION. THE SHOW IS A CELEBRATION OF NATIVE FLORA AND FAUNA. ALTHOUGH THE EVENT STARTS THIS FRIDAY, THERE'S AN OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY AT 5 P.M. THE EXHIBITION IS FREE AND THE GALLERY IS OPEN DAILY FROM 10 TO 6 ON BALDWIN AVENUE IN MAKWAO.

FRIDAY NIGHT IN TOWN GET SET TO GET THE WHIRLIES AS THE WORLD-FAMOUS WHILRLING DERVISHES FROM IRELAND TAKE THE STAGE AT THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. JIGS, FIDDLES, FLUTES, ACCORDIONS, STOMPING AND LOTS OF SPINNING CREATE A MUSICALLY AND VISUALLY HYPNOTIC EFFECT. TICKETS RANGE FROM 12 TO 32 DOLLARS FOR THE 7-30 P.M. SHOW.

MOVING TO SATURDAY THERE ARE LITERALLY DOZENS OF THINGS GOING ON. HERE'S AN ENCAPSULATED VERSION SO WE DON'T MISS ANYTHING.

ON SATURDAY THE WAR MEMORIAL GYM WILL BE THE HOPPINEST SPOT ON MAUI AS THE 36TH ANNUAL SENIOR FAIR TAKES OVER THE PLACE FOR AN ALL-DAY FREE AND FUN FAMILY EVENT. THERE WILL BE MUSIC, DANCING, CRAFTS, LOTS OF INFORMATION BOOTHS AND ANSWERS TO THE KINDS OF QUESTIONS ALL OF US HAVE AS OUR POPULATION CONTINUES TO AGE.

ON SATURDAY THERE ARE TWO GOLF TOURNAMENTS: THE PHARMACY GROUP GOLF TOURNAMENT TEES OFF AT KAHILI GOLF COURSE AT 7 A.M. THE ENTRY FEE IS 150 DOLLARS PER GOLFER IN THIS BENEFIT TO CREATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MAUI RESIDENTS WHO ARE PURSUING CAREERS IN THE FIELD OF PHARMACY.

THE OTHER GOLF TOURNAMENT IS THE REALTORS ASSOCIATION OF MAUI PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT. IT ALSO TEES OFF AT 7 A.M. AT THE DUNES AT MAUI LANI. THE ENTRY FEE IS 100 DOLLARS PER GOLFER - 125 IF YOU'D LIKE TO INCLUDE LUNCH.

SATURDAY MORNING, THE KIHEI MONTESORRI HALE O KEIKI SCHOOL PRESENTS THEIR FALL FUNDRAISER FEATURING PONY RIDES, A BOUNCY CASTLE, CRAFTS, GAMES, FOOD AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. THERE’S NO ADMISSION CHARGE, BUT THERE WILL BE PLENTY TO TEMPT YOU TO HELP IN THIS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER. IT RUNS FROM 11 UNTIL 4 AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH BY THE SEA ON KULANIHAKOI STREET IN KIHEI.

SATURDAY IS ALSO THE ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL BY THE MEMBERS OF THE MINYO KAI JAPANESE DANCE GROUP. THIS FREE FAMILY CULTURAL EXPERIENCE RUNS FROM 2 UNTIL 5 P.M. AT THE MAUI OKINAWA CULTURAL CENTER ON NUKUWAI PLACE IN WAIEHU. VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM FOR DIRECTIONS.

SATURDAY IS ALSO THE DAY FOLKS FROM AROUND HERE WHO COULDN'T MAKE IT TO ROME AND BELGIUM FOR THE CANONIZATION OF SAINT DAMIEN - TO TAKE IN THE EXCITEMENT AND HISTORY OF THE MOMENT. THE PRECIOUS DAMIEN RELIC WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT SAINT TERESA'S CHURCH IN KIHEI FROM 9;30 UNTIL 11. THE RELIC WILL THEN BE ON DISPLAY AT CHRIST THE KING CHURCH IN KAHULUI FROM NOON UNTIL 4 P.M.

THEN, SATURDAY NIGHT, AT THE HISTORIC KEAWALAI CHURCH IN MAKENA, IT'S THE MOVING ONE-MAN PLAY SIMPLY TITLED "DAMIEN," WITH VINNIE LINARES IN THE TITLE ROLE. HE HAS PERFORMED THIS PLAY MORE THAN 30 TIMES BOTH ON MAUI AND IN SCOTLAND AND HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO SEE IT. THE ADMISSION PRICE IS A DONATION OF 10 OR 15 DOLLARS WITH ALL THE PROCEEDS BENEFITTING SOMOS AMIGOS NICARAGUA, A CHARITY HELPING TO REPAIR A PRIMARY SCHOOL IN MAYOCUNDA, NICARAGUA. THE PLAY STARTS AT 6-30. FOR DIRECTIONS AND DETAILS, GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

FINALLY COMES SUNDAY...AND SUNDAY BRINGS THE XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TO MAUI. ATHLETES FROM MORE THAN 40 STATES AND 20 COUNTRIES COMPETE FOR MORE THAN 100,000 DOLLARS IN PRIZE MONEY IN A GRUELING TRIATHLON COURSE THAT INCLUDES A 1.5-K SWIM, A 30-K MOUNTAIN BIKE NIGHTMARE COURSE AND AN 11-K TRAIL RUN THAT STARTS AND ENDS AT THE MAKENA BEACH AND GOLF RESORT - FORMERLY THE MAUI PRINCE HOTEL. THERE'S NO COST TO SPECTATORS AND THE EVENT RUNS FROM 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M. SUNDAY.

NEXT WEEK IS THE NEXT MAUI COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE. IT BEGINS UPCOUNTRY MONDAY ON THE CAMPUS OF KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS ON A'APUEO PARKWAY IN PUKALANI. YOU CAN GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M IN THE SCHOOL GYM. THEN ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, THE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE MOVES TO THE CAMERON CENTER ON MAHALANI STREET IN WAILUKU. THERE YOU CAN DONATE BETWEEN 7;30 A.M. AND 5-30 P.M.

NEXT WEEKEND IS, OF COURSE, HALLOWEEN AND EVEN THOUGH THERE NO LONGER IS A "MARDI GRAS OF THE PACIFIC," THAT DOESN'T MEAN THERE WON'T BE 20,000 PEOPLE DRESSED SILLY AND HAVING A BLAST IN LAHAINA! THE ALL-DAY FUN EVENTS CENTER ON FRONT STREET ON HALLOWEEN SATURDAY AND BEGINS WITH THE ANNUAL CHILDREN’S COSTUME PARADE AT 4-30. THE FUN RUNS UNTIL 11:30.

THERE ARE TWO OTHER MAJOR EVENTS FOR ALL HALLOWED EVE THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CAMERON CENTER'S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR IS THEIR ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER IN THE BALLROOM OF THE WAILEA MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA. FROM 6 UNTIL 10 P.M. FOR 150 DOLLARS PER PERSON, YOU'LL HAVE A BLAST, HELP SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS AT THE CAMERON CENTER AND HONOR MANY OF THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED SHAPE THE CAMERON CENTER'S ROLE ON MAUI. FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

AND THE FINAL HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE IS A SEAFARING ONE. THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE THREE HALLOWEEN CRUISES FROM MA'ALAEA SPONSORED BY THE PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION. YOU CAN CHOOSE DEPARTURE TIMES OF 6, 6-30 OR 7 P.M. ENJOY A MARVELOUS MAUI SUNSET ALONG WITH DELIGHTFUL PUPUS AND REFRESHMENTS THEN SAIL TO LAHAINA WHERE YOU CAN EXPERIENCE HALLOWEEN ON FRONT STREET FOR TWO HOURS WITHOUT THE HASSLES OF DRIVING AND PARKING. HAVE A GREAT TIME, THEN RE-BOARD YOUR VESSEL FOR THE CRUISE BACK TO MA'ALAEA. PRICE IS 69-95 FOR ADULTS, 59-95 FOR KEIKI AND THERE'S A 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT FOR BOOKING ONLINE.

FOR DETAILS ON THE HALLOWEEN CRUISE, AND FOR EVERYTHING WE'VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK - AND EVEN MORE...GOT 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)

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J: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW. BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO TAKE YOU BACK TO THE OCEAN - WHERE WE STARTED THIS WEEKS EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO ONELOA FOR SOME OF THE EXHILARATING - BUT VERY BRIEF - RIDES THAT THE BRAVE AND DARING ENJOYED SUNDAY DURING THE SOUTH SWELL THAT HIT ALL THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

BUT BEFORE WE GO 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 MORNING NEWS BETWEEN 5 AND 8 A.M. AND MAUI TV NEWS IS ON THE RADIO. EVERY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON ON 11010 AM – KAOI RADIO, WE PROVIDE THE LOCAL NEWS AT ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE HOUR 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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