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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week of October 23, 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: IN A WEEK OF UPS AND DOWNS AROUND MAUI, ECONOMISTS SHOW HOW SEVERELY THINGS ARE TRENDING DOWNWARD.

H: BUT AFTER YEARS OF TWISTS AND TURNS, THINGS ARE FINALLY LOOKING UP FOR DIALYSIS PATIENTS FROM HANA.

J: AND THANKS TO SOME AMAZING AND QUICK NETWORKING, LAYING DOWN FOR A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP WILL BE NICER FOR MAUI'S HOMELESS.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE BALDWIN BEARS BEAR DOWN ON THE TROJANS WHILE THE RAIN BEARS DOWN ON…EVERYONE. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS AND M-I-L SCORES THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND NAJONA ICHIMARU HAS A LIST OF EXTREMELY FUN THINGS TO DO WHILE "URINETOWN" THIS WEEK IN COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO THIS OUR 75TH CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING.

H: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG, FOR JULIE Y. CALL IT A PLATEAU. CALL IT A CONTRACTION. NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT, THE NEWS IS NOT GOOD.

(Turn to cam) MAUI COUNTY'S BUSINESS FORECAST FOR 2009 IS NOT THE SILVER LINING ON THE GREY CLOUD HANGING OVER OUR ECONOMY. BUT, AS MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING FOUND OUT, EXPERTS SAY THE SUN MAY COME OUT HERE BEFORE IT DOES ANYWHERE ELSE.

(Take eCONOMY Pkg) A PACKED HOUSE AT THE MAUI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ALLNUAL BUSINESS OUTLOOK FORUM AT THE MAUI BEACH HOTAL WAS A CHANCE TO NETWORK AND SOCIALIZE, SHARE ONO FOOD, THEN TRY TO DIGEST WHAT WAS - MOST CERTAINLY GOING TO BE BAD NEWS. TERMS LIKE "TOURISM SLUMP, WEAK HOUSING MARKET, SLOW CONSTRUCTION ARE TOUGH TO SWALLOW. THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING - AND, THE EXPERTS SAY, WILL CONTINUE FOR A WHILE.

Leroy Laney, PhD - Professor of Economics and Finance, Hawaii Pac Univ.

LL01: "I think next year will not be a really upbeat year. We're looking for some kind of recovery in 2010. I think the economy should be back and firing on all cylinders in a couple of years. But usually the slowdowns we have in Hawaii in Hawaii are not just blips on a screen - they do last for a little while."

IN ADDITION TO LOCAL JOB LOSSES FROM ALOHA AIRLINES, MOLOKA'I RANCH AND MAUI LAND AND PINEAPPLE, DOCTOR LANEY SAYS MAUI'S ECONOMIC WOES - AND THEREFORE ITS RECOVERY - ARE BASED ON THE ECONOMIC CRISES OF THE MAINLAND. THE CREDIT CRUNCH, A PLUMMETING MORTGAGE MARKET AND GENERAL UNCERTAINTY ARE LIKELY TO MAKE POTENTIAL VISITORS POSTPONE THAT CHERISHED VACATION TO THE WORLD'S FAVORITE ISLAND.

LL02: "Well I mentioned that Maui being voted the number one island in the world by Conde Nast certainly proves that we're upholding our image. That's certainly true. And there are - even in the worst of times - companies, large and small that are faring fairly well. So it's not like we've fallen off a cliff and we're never going to recover. I think the thing you have to remember in times like this is that these times will pass. As far as the cycle here in Hawai'i in general, the expansions usually last about twice as long - or even longer than that - than the downturns do."

IN ESSENCE, WAIT. GET BY AS BEST YOU CAN, AND WAIT FOR THE TIDE TO COME BACK IN. REPORTING FROM KAHULUI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) TO READ THE COMPLETE REPORT - PREPARED BY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(unemployment)(PiP-Chart)

J:IN HIS REPORT, DOCTOR LANEY ALSO LAID OUT HIS FORECAST OF THE JOB PICTURE IN MAUI COUNTY FOR THE NEXT YEAR. HE ESTIMATED A STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF 4-POINT-5 PERCENT BY THE END OF THE YEAR. THAT WAS LAST FRIDAY. ON MONDAY THE NUMBERS CAME OUT FOR SEPTEMBER AND THAT'S WHERE WE ARE ALREADY.

(FF-VO-CG) THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR SEPTEMBER ROSE POINT-THREE PERCENT TO A LEVEL NEARLY TWICE WHAT IT WAS A YEAR AGO.

IN MAUI COUNTY, THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE ON THE ISLANDS OF MAUI AND MOLOKA'I WHILE LANA'I NUMBERS - AT THE HIGHEST IN RECENT MEMORY - MAY HAVE PEAKED FOR THE YEAR.

THE NUMBER OF NON-AGRICULTURE JOBS - MOSTLY IN CONSTRUCTION, TRADES, AND GOVERNMENT, DROPPED TO A TWELVE-MONTH LOW.

ACROSS THE STATE, ONLY THE BIG ISLAND REPORTED A HIGHER RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT THAN MAUI COUNTY. IF THERE IS A BRIGHT SIDE TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT PICTURE, IT'S THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN HAWAII IS STILL LOWER THAN THE NATIONAL RATE.

(Hana Dialysis)(PiP-HappyLehua)

H: THE ROAD TO HANA IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DRIVES IN THE WORLD. THE STEEP CLIFFS AND HAIRPIN TURNS OFFER BREATHTAKING VIEWS. BUT SOMEHOW, ALL THAT BEAUTY IS LOST ON THE UNFORTUNATE FEW WHO MAKE THAT TRIP - RAIN OR SHINE - SEVERAL TIMES WEEK BECAUSE THEIR LIVES DEPEND ON IT. BUT NOW - AS JEFF KING REPORTS, IT MAY NOT BE A POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF ONE OF THE MANY RAINBOWS YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY - BUT SOMETHING EVEN MORE VALUABLE.

(Take Dialysis Pkg) THE LIBERTY DIALYSIS CENTER IN WAILUKU IS SPARKLING, NEW AND SPACIOUS. BUT IN A REMOTE CORNER OF THE BUILDING LAST FRIDAY MORNING, A CROWD OF VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE CRAMMED INTO A VERY SMALL SPACE FOR A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. IT'S KIND OF SYMBOLIC OF THE EVENT. HOME DIALYSIS IS COMING TO HANA.

THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES HAS APPROVED A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND ARRANGEMENT. NOW HANA RESIDENTS NEEDING DIALYSIS WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO TREK THE SOMETIMES-TREACHEROUS 114-MILE ROUND TRIP BETWEEN HANA AND THE WAILUKU CLINIC THREE TIMES A WEEK FOR THE TREATMENT THEIR LIVES DEPEND ON.

Mary Rydell, Pacific Area Representative for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

MR01: "This is a unique arrangement where they can provide home hemo-dialysis in a communal setting. And what makes this even better is that we may be able to apply this in other rural areas."///

HOME DIALYSIS IS NOTHING NEW. HOWEVER, IN RURAL SETTINGS LIKE HANA, THE AMOUNT OF SPACE NEEDED FOR MACHINERY AND FILTRATION EQUIPMENT JUST ISN'T PRACTICAL. IT TAKES A MINIMUM OF 100 SQUARE FEET, A 10-BY-TEN FOOT ROOM, SOMETHING MOST HOMES IN HANA LIKELY DON'T JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE EMPTY RIGHT NOW. THAT'S WHY A LOCAL DIALYSIS FACILITY WILL BE A GODSEND. AND, MORE THAN ONE PATIENT CAN BE SERVED AT ONCE BECAUSE THERE WILL BE ONE OF THESE TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR DIALYSIS MACHINES FOR EACH PATIENT. - PLUS LIBERTY IS ALSO PROVIDING BACKUP SYSTEMS JUST IN CASE. IN FACT, RYDELL TOLD US, THE DEAL CAME TOGETHER LARGELY BECAUSE THE COMPANY PUTTING IT TOGETHER WAS LIBERTY DIALYSIS - WHO, TECHNICALLY, IS NOT LOSING THESE PATIENTS.

Jane Gibbons, Exec VP Liberty Dialysis, Hawai'i

JG01: "Oh not at all. We're complementing what we do here by going out to Hana. These are our patients already, whether they dialyize here or whether they dialyze in the communal home setting in Hana. They're served either way. We're just offering a scope of services that better serves that community."

BUT THEY WON'T PROFIT FROM IT EITHER. IN FACT, THE ADDED SERVICE WILL ADD EXPENSES THAT WILL BE PAID BY LIBERTY DIALYSIS AND NOT PASSED ON TO THE PATIENTS.

JG02: "It has been a labor of love and, as you saw here today, it really is a community love story. Everyone coming together to take care of their own. It's very unusual. It's heart-warming and we've been in it since we knew about it."

COUNTY AND STATE LAWMAKERS EACH TALKED STORY, RECOUNTED THEIR PART IN BRINGING DIALYSIS TO HANA. IN HIS REMARKS, STATE SENATOR J. KALANI ENGLISH TOLD OF SEVERAL HIS FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE AMONG THE 220 PATIENTS ON MAUI IN NEED OF DIALYSIS TREATMENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS. SENATOR ENGLISH CHARACTERIZED THE ROOT DISEASE OF DIABETES AS A HAWAIIAN DISEASE.

Eugene Wong, MD. medical Director, Liberty Dialysis - Hawaii.

EW01: "Over 60 percent of our patients on dialysis are diabetics. Whereas, across America it's less than 50 percent. Yes, there seems to be an endemic epidemic of diabetes here. Part of it may ethnic. Part of it is lifestyle."///

DOCTOR WONG SAYS THE NUMBERS ARE, UNFORTUNATELY TRENDING UP. THE DIALYSIS PATIENT COUNT IN HANA RIGHT NOW IS TWO, BUT THEY EXPECT AS MANY AS THREE MORE HANA AREA RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO START DIALYSIS SOON. THERE HAVE BEEN AS MANY AS 10 AT A TIME.

Lehua Cosma, Founder/President Hui Laulima O Hana

LC01: "Over a 10 year period I guess we've lost about 12 patients already."

LEHUA COSMA IS THE DAUGHTER OF A DIALYSIS PATIENT. SHE'S ALSO THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF HUI LAULIMA O HANA. SHE EXPLAINED THE SAD CIRCUMSTANCES THAT STIRRED THE EFFORT OF THEIR GROUP TO BRING HEALING TO HANA AND FOR HER, FOR THE HUI AND FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF HANA, THIS IS A GREAT DAY.

LC02: "I never thought it would come like this, but I had a vision that it would bring many people together."///

AMONG THOSE COMING TOGETHER WILL BE A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS AND BUILDERS FROM THE MA KA HANA KA IKE PROGRAM.

LC03: "They do an awesome job in Hana and they've been waiting for so long for a project to give back to their kupuna, to their community and hopefully it will happen soon."

WHILE, SADLY FOR SOME, THAT WASN'T SOON ENOUGH - FOR THOSE IN GREATEST NEED NOW AND IN THE FUTURE - THE END OF THE RAINBOW IS IN HANA. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG)THIS WEEK MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES TOOK THE FIRST STEP IN RECLAIMING THE PROPERTY - A HOUSE ON HANA HIGHWAY DESIGNATED FOR COUNTY USE. MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO RENOVATING AND RETROFITTING THE PROPERTY FOR COMMUNAL DIALYSIS USE. THE MAYOR SAYS SHE HOPES THE WORK WILL BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE GOT UP EARLY LAST WEEK TO WATCH AS A MULTI-NATIONAL CREW OF VOLUNTEERS MOVED MOUNTAINS OF MATTRESSES - ALL FOR MAUI'S HOMELESS.

H: AND A ROOFTOP AT MAUI HIGH SCHOOL IS NOW ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PLACES IN TOWN. WE'LL EXPLAIN UP NEXT.

J: AND WE'LL HAVE A RUNDOWN ON WHERE YOU CAN EXPECT THE TRAFFIC TO SLOW DOWN ON MAUI THIS WEEK, WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(MHS-Sun Power)(PiP-Solar panel)

J: THE ANSWER IS: BECAUSE IT'S FREE, CLEAN - AND WE ALWAYS HAVE SUN IN HAWAII. THE QUESTION: WHY SHOULD STUDENTS AT MAUI HIGH SCHOOL PUT SOLAR PANELS ON THE ROOF?

(VO) THE SUN POWER FOR SCHOOLS PROJECT STARTED BACK AROUND THE TURN OF THIS CENTURY. THIS ARRAY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PANELS IS THE FIFTH SCHOOL INSTALLATION ON MAUI. LAST FRIDAY, LEADERS FROM BUSINESS, EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY WENT BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL. KAHU KALANI WONG AND MAUI ELECTRIC PRESIDENT ED REINHARDT WENT STRAIGHT TO THE TOP TO BLESS THE NEW SYSTEM. AFTER THE CROWD BELOW LISTENED TO THE REMARKS FROM ABOVE, THE HEAD ELECTRICIAN FROM RISING SUN SOLAR TOLD US THIS ARRAY IS PROBABLY ONLY ENOUGH TO POWER ABOUT HALF OF THE BAND ROOM UPON WHICH IT SITS. BUT HE ALSO TOLD US THAT THE IDEA OF POWERING THE ENTIRE MAUI CAMPUS REALLY ISN'T ALL THAT FAR-FETCHED.

Bryan Lampshire, Rising Sun Solar

BL01: "This is a token system, but they could actually redirect funds and get the majority of the school's electricity - or at least a substantial part of it - from photovoltaics - and it would be an investment for the school. It could probably produce a positive cash flow in six or eight years."

Chad Kosaka, Aaron McShane - both seniors at MHS

A TEAM OF MAUI HIGH STUDENTS WORKED SIDE BY SIDE WITH MAUI ELECTRIC AND THE CONTRACTOR, RISING SUN SOLAR - NOT ON THE INSTALLATION, BUT ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT.

CK01:"We get a lot of knowledge out of it. I never really knew about photovoltaics or solar panels, so we really learned a lot."

AM01: "I definitely know more now than I knew before. Doing the research and all the paperwork and the what-not."

AND THE WHAT-NOT RESULTED AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF THE EFFICIENCY AND COST-SAVINGS THE THE LITTLE SYSTEM ON THE CORNER OF THE CAMPUS IS BRINGING TO MAUI HIGH.

(ON-CAM TAG) YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT MAUI ELECTRIC'S "SUN POWER IN SCHOOLS" PROGRAM BY CLICKING THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(Matresses)(PiP-Mattress Stack)

H: MANY OF MAUI'S HOMELESS ARE NOW RESTING EASIER, THANKS TO SOME QUICK THINKING, INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING AND LANDFILL-AVOIDING. MAUI TV NES REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take mattress pkg) IT'S LONG BEFORE SUNRISE. OVERNIGHT, THE HOLLAND AMERICA'S M/S ZANDAAM DROPPED ANCHOR IN THE LAHAINA ROADS. IT'S A PLEASURE CRUISE FOR THE MOST PART. BUT, WHILE THE PASSENGERS ARE STILL ASLEEP AN EXTREMELY WELL ORGANIZED MISSION IS UNDERWAY. DELIVERING MATTRESSES FOR MAUI'S HOMELESS. JACQUELINE AMBROSE OF ALOHA SHARES NETWORK, WHOSE FULLTIME JOB IS TO KEEP THINGS ON MAUI THAT ARE STILL GOOD FROM WINDING UP IN THE LANDFILL, TELLS US HOW THIS ALL CAME TOGETHER - AND IT CAME TOGETHER QUICKLY.

Jacqueline Simone Ambrose, project Manager, Aloha Shares Network

JA01: "It did, actually, I got an email last week from Hart Sugarman, the Corporate Housekeeper for America Holland Cruise Lines - based in Seattle. He said they had 640 mattresses that they wanted to donate and I said'no! No way! I'm not touching those with a 10-foot pole.' And then I started thinking 'I know there's a use for some of them,' and they were going to drop them off in batches of 160. So I tracked down becky Woods, the executive director of the Homeless Shelter in Wailuku and she said 'Perfect timing, we need to replace all our mattresses.'"

THEN SHE WENT TO WORK - COORDINATING AN EFFORT THAT ORIGINALLY INVOLVED THE SHIP DROPPING THE MATTRESSES OFF IN HONOLULU - WHERE IT WOULD BE THE SHELTER'S PROBLEM TO GET THEM TO MAUI.

JA02: "Initially these guys needed the mattresses so badly they were willing to rent vans and travel on the Superferry. We'll pick them up. We'll bring them back. And that's wheh the chief engineer, Tom, called me and said 'that's an awful lot of work and expense for them to go to to do that. We've decided that we'd like to give it a try and see if we can offload them in Lahaina."

THEY DIDN'T JUST LOAD THE TENDERS - WHICH ARE MOSTLY USED TO FERRY PASSENGERS BETWEEN SHIP AND SHORE. THEY OFFLOADED THE MATTRESSES, AND THEY HELPED THE MAUI CREW MOVE THEM FROM THE DOCK TO THE LOADING AREA. THE MAUI TEAM IS MADE UP OF HANDYMEN FROM MAUI ECONOMIC CONCERNS. NORMALLY THEIR DAY STARTS AROUND 7, AND NORMALLY AROUND THEIR THREE SHELTERS. BUT NOT TODAY.

Joseph Molina, Supervisor, Ka Hale A Ke Ola

JM01: "Today we wake up about 4:30. Everybody was at the shop at 4:30 so we can be here on time. So we can all this done. get all these mattresses out of here. Everybody's happy. We're happy. They're happy and we get the job done."

IN THIS POST 9-11 ERA, LAHAINA IS NO LONGER A SLEEPY FISHING VILLAGE - BUT A FEDERALLY-REGULATED INTERNATIONAL PORT . MEANING HARBORMASTER HAL SILVA HAD INTERNATIONAL ISSUES TO DEAL WITH. THAT ALL GOT HANDLED IN LESS THAN WEEK, TOO.

Hal Silva, Lahaina Harbormaster

HS01: "Well, uh, U.S. Customs gets involved because this is a foreign cruise ship. Customs was notified and we got the green light to do that. And other than that we have security issues. And to avoid conflicts and complications with our security issues, we just got here an hour early and it's all going like clockwork."

A TRULY INTERNATIONAL EFFORT. MAYBE NOT EVERYONE SPOKE THE SAME LANGUAGE, BUT IT WAS PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE - IN ORDER TO HELP PEOPLE.

Roger Walker, Evironmental Officer for M/S Zaandam

RW01: "Normally, you see, I oversee the recycling efforts that we do on board the vessel. So, here we had a method where we could actually serve the community and give them the mattresses, as opposed to having to discard them which would have been a sheer waste."

AS THE TENDER AND THE ZAANDAM'S HANDS, MATES AND CREW RETURN TO THE SHIP TO START THEIR REAL DAY, THE LAST OF THE MATRESSES ARE LOADED ON TO THE WAITING TRAILERS.

AND, NOW THAT THIS FLURRY OF ACTIVITY IS OVER, IT'S JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE FOR SILVE, WHO CALMLY ADDED,

HS02: "And we're done. And we're just waiting for - approximately 17 hundred passengers to disembark in about 10 or 15 minutes. (laughs)."

IN FACT THE ENTIRE OPERATION WAS SO SMOOTH THAT IT JUST SEEMED LIKE IT WAS EVERYONE'S NORMAL JOB. BUT, TODAY WAS DIFFERENT.

JA03: "Well as you can see what happened here today - this was a whole different thing. There's still networking. Still usable items that are going to a very, very good use bexcause the need the mattresses so badly at the Homeless Shelter, And it has save the County//from what I understand from my sources...won't mention names// about $15,000. So I think Aloha Shares is doing the right job."

AND SO IS THE CREW FROM KA HALE A KE OLA, THE HARBORMASTER AND THE ENTIRE TEAM. REPORTING FROM LAHAINA FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ALOHA SHARES NETWORK, AND THEIR MISSION TO KEEP USABLE MATERIALS OUT OF THE LANDFILL, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(ROAD CLOSURES)(PiP-RoadworkSign)

J: SO FAR IN 2008 TWO MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED - WIDENING THE MOKULELE AND HALEAKALA HIGHWAYS. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN ROAD CREWS AREN'T BUSY. IN SOME CASES IT'S BEEN EMERGENCY REPAIR - LIKE THE ACCIDENT THAT BROUGHT DOWN A POLE ON HONAPI'ILANI HIGHWAY LAST WEEK, KNOCKING OUT CABLE TO WEST MAUI ALL DAY FRIDAY. THERE ARE SEVERAL SCHEDULED JOBS WE THOUGHT YOU SHOULD BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR DURING YOUR MORNING AND EVENING COMMUTE.

(ff-cg-vo) TWO OF THE TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS - ON ALMOST OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE ISLAND ARE ACTUALLY FROM THE SAME PROJECT. ALONG PI'ILANIHIGHWAY BETWEEN THE TWO ENTRANCES TO MAUI MEADOWS, CONTRACTORS ARE DIGGING A TRENCH ALONG THE MAUKA SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY TO BURY FIBER OPTIC CABLE. ROADWORK CONTINUES DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS AND LANE CLOSURES ARE INTERMITTENT, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

ON THE HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY, NIGHTLY WORK IS SCHEDULED TO CONINUE NEXT WEEK AS IT HAS BEEN THE PAST FEW WEEKS. SINGLE-LANE CLOSURES BETWEEN MA'ALAEA AND THE PALI TUNNEL WILL BE NECESSARY FOR THE SAME FIBER OPTIC CABLE TRENCH DIG. AND THERE WILL BE ALTERNATE LANE CLOSINGS BETWEEN OLOWALU AND LAHAINA FOR RESURFACING - WITH TRAFFIC CONTRAFLOWED IN EACH DIRECTION. THE NIGHTTIME WORK IS SCHEDULED TO AFFECT TRAFFIC BETWEEN 9 P.M. AND 5:30 A.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

IN KIHEI, TRAFFIC MAY BACK UP DUE TO INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURES - BUT, SO FAR, THE COUNTY HASN'T RELEASED ANY INFORMATION AS TO WHY - OR WHEN THE WORK WOULD BEGIN. OVER THE WEEKEND THE SIGN SAID IT WOULD START MONDAY, BUT EVEN THOUGH THE DAY WAS CHANGED TO TUESDAY'S DATE, AS OF WEDNESDAY - NO LANE CLOSURES.

(ON-CAM) FOR INFORMATION ON ROAD CLOSURES IN MAUI COUNTY, YOU CAN CALL 808-986-1200. OR, YOU CAN GO TO THE MAUI COUNTY WEBSITE TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION ON YOUR CELL PHONE OF ROAD CLOSURES. TO FIND OUT HOW TO DO THAT, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Toss to C Block)

H: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, AFTER A COUPLE OF CLOSE CALLS, THE BALDWIN BEARS RAIN DOWN ON THE TROJANS IN M-I-L FOOTBALL. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN NAJONA ICHIMARU RUNS DOWN THE LIST OF ALL THAT'S TASTY, FUN, SCARY, CULTURAL AND ENTERTAINING. IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN WE COME BACK.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: YOU KNOW HOW - SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE A HUNCH A BIG, BIG GAME IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN? WELL, SOMETIMES YOU'RE RIGHT...AND SOMETIMES YOU'RE ALL WET.

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

AFTER WINNING THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON THE PREVIOUS WEEK AGAINST THE MAUI HIGH SABERS, THE TROJANS OF SAINT ANTHONY'S HOPED TO CONTINUE THEIR MOMENTUM AS THEY FACED THE UNDEFEATED - YET-SEEMINGLY VULNERABLE BALDWIN BEARS.

(VO) THE CROWD WAS PACKED TOGETHER ON A CHILLY - AND BLUSTERY - AUTUMN EVENING AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM. AFTER THE OPENING KICKOFF, TROJAN Q-B RORY RACARDIO KEEPS IT AND STEAMS THIS WAY BEFORE BEING DRAGGED OUT OF BOUNDS OF BALDWIN'S KALEO FEITERIA. A GAIN OF FIVE ON THE PLAY, BUT TWO PLAYS LATER ON THE SAME CALL, RACARDIO GOES DOWN HARD - AND DOESN'T GET UP. THE JUNIOR RUNNING BACK WAS ALREADY FILLING IN FOR INJURED STARTED KAINOA LEGSAY AND THIS KNOCKED HIM OUT OF THE GAME. BAD NEWS FOR THE TEAM THAT HAS ONLY SLIGHTLY MORE THAN HALF AS MANY PLAYERS AS THEIR OPPONENTS.

BUT ONE THING THIS TEAM HAS IS SPIRIT - AND - A PRETTY GOOD RUN DEFENSE ON THIS PLAY AS A PACK OF TROJANS DENIES FORMER TROJAN KEITH FLORES, DROPPING HIM FOR A LOSS. BUT THEIR PASS DEFENSE? NOT SO GOOD - AS BALDWIN'S BUTA WILHELM-IOANE'S PASS DROPS RIGHT INTO THE ARMS OF RO WILSON FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. THE EXTRA POINT TRY IS GOOD AND THE BEARS SCORE FIRST.

THEN - WHAT BECAME A VERY FAMILIAR SIGHT THAT NIGHT - A C.J. SANTOS KICKOFF THAT FLEW WAY DEEP FOR A TOUCHBACK. MOMENTS LATER, A TROJAN FUMBLE IN THE END ZONE IS POUNCED ON BY BALDWIN AND JUST LIKE THAT - ANOTHER P-A-T, ANOTHER DEEP KICKOFF, ANOTHER TOUCHBACK.

THERE WAS LITTLE TO CHEER UP THE TROJAN FAITHFUL. ON BALDWIN'S NEXT POSSESSION, A FLICK FROM WILHEM-IOANE TO JORDON PUU-ROBINSON-YES, ANOTHER TOUCHDOWN. THE BEARS SCORE 21 UNANSWERED POINTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER, AND THE BAND GOT A LOT OF PRACTICE PLAYING THE FIGHT SONG AFTER EACH T-D.

ON THE FIELD THE BREAKS GOT A LOT OF PRACTICE MOVING THE BALL AS BUTA CONNECTS WITH NUMBER 3 SHELDON LEONG WHO IS FINALLY CHASED DOWN BY TROJAN FORREST DEIN. BUT THREE PLAYS LATER, IT'S WILHEM-IONAE TO CHAUNCEY WELLS FOR ANOTHER BALDWIN SCORE.

THEN, AS IF IT WERE A SIGN FROM ABOVE , THE RAINS CAME. IT WAS LIKE A POWER SAYING - "ENOUGH!" ACTUALLY, IT WAS JUST A TIME OUT.

THE UMBRELLAS CAME OUT. THE SHOWERS CAME DOWN-AND THE BALDWIN SCORE KEPT GOING UP.

(on-cam) IN FACT, THE BEARS SCORED AGAIN IN THE FIRST HALF TO LEAD IT 40 TO NOTHING GOING INTO THE LOCKER ROOM. THE TROJANS WERE ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL A LITTLE BETTER IN THE SECOND HALF - BUT NOT AS FAR AS THEY NEEDED TO. SO, 40 NOTHING WAS THE FINAL SCORE.
(ff-cg-VO) MEANWHILE, A BACK AND FORTH BATTLE UPCOUNTRY FINALLY TIPPED IN FAVOR OF THE WARRIORS AS THEY EDGED NA ALII 23 TO 19. THIS WEEK MAUI HIGH WILL FACE KING K FRIDAY NIGHT AND THE TROJANS TAKE ON KAMEHAMEHA MAUI. SATURDAY NIGHT SHOULD BE THE GAME OF THE SEASON AS THE UNBEATEN BALDWIN BEARS FACE A VERY STRONG - AND ALSO UNBEATEN TEAM FROM LAHAINALUNA.

(ON-CAM) OUT AT KAPALUA IT WAS A CLASSIC FINISH - A BIRDIE ON THE SEVENTY-SECOND HOLE THAT GAVE MORGAN PRESSEL A ONE STROKE VICTORY IN THE LPGA CLASSIC AT KAPALUA. NORWAY'S SUZANN PETTERSON WAS SECOND JUST ONE STROKE BEHIND. FOR HER EFFORT, PRESSEL POCKETS A QUARTER-MILLION DOLLARS - WHICH IS MORE THAN TWICE AS MUCH AS I MAKE ON A REGULAR WEEKEND.

AND WATCH OUT FOR THE ROADBLOCKS AND CLOUDS OF DUST IN SOUTH MAUI THIS SUNDAY AS EXTREME TRI-ATHLETES FROM 30 COUNTRIES CHALLENGE GRUELING COURSES IN SWIMMING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND RUNNING. IT ALL STARTS AND ENDS AT THE MAUI PRINCE.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS TRYOUTS OR A SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP, GET THE WORD TO US AND WE'LL GET THE WORD TO EVERYONE ELSE. SEND YOUR INFO, AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE, TO SPORTS AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM, AND WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO GET A FILM CREW OUT TO WATCH. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S NAJONA ICHIMARU WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

N: FROM THE NOBLE GRAPE - TO THE SCARY PUMPKIN, THERE ARE MORE TREATS THAN TRICKS IN THIS WEEK'S COLLECTION OF GOODIES IN COMING ATTRACTIONS.

ALOHA EVERYONE, I'M NAJONA ICHIMARU WITH THE RUNDOWN OF A BUSY - AND EXTREMELY FUN WEEKEND - AND WEEK - AHEAD.

IT ALL STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THE MAUI PREMIER OF THE HIT SHOW WITH THE PUZZLING TITLE. "URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL" IS A HILARIOUS TALE OF GREED, CORRUPTION AND LOVE, SET IN A TIME WHEN WATER IS WORTH IT'S WEIGHT IN GOLD. AN ALL-STAR CAST WILL TAKE THE STAGE AT THE STEPPINGSTONE PLAYHOUSE AT THE QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER. THE SHOW RUNS FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER NINTH. FOR SHOW TIMES AND TICKET PRICES, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

ALL DAY SATURDAY THE FESTIVALS OF ALOHA WILL TAKE OVER THE ISLAND OF LANA'I. THE EVENT BEGINS WITH A 9 A .M. PARADE AND THE ARRIVAL OF THE ROYAL COURT. THEN FROM 11 UNTIL 5, IT'S A HO'OLAULE'A IN DOLE PARK WITH GAMES, CRAFTS, EXHIBITS AND ENTERTAINMENT. THIS ALCOHOL AND DRUG-FREE EVENT IS FREE AND EVERYONE IS INVITED.

SATURDAY NIGHT, BE AMONG THE CROWD GATHERING TO HONOR THE NOBLE GRAPE. THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER IS A BENEFIT FOR THE MAUI CULINARY ACADEMY AT MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THIS YEAR'S EVENT AT THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI RESORT IN WAILEA WILL FEATURE PUPU, SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS AND A LAVISH, SIT-DOWN FOUR-COURSE MEAL PREPARED BY SOME OF MAUI'S TOP CHEFS - ALL OF WHOM ARE GRADUATES OF THE ACADEMY. TICKETS ARE 175 DOLLARS PER PERSON. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

WITH HALLOWEEN JUST DAYS AWAY, IT'S TIME FOR THE SCARING TO BEGIN! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, IT'S HAUNTED THEATER THREE AT THE HISTORICALLY HAUNTED IAO THEATER IN WAILUKU. GHOSTS AND GHOULS WILL GUIDE GUESTS THROUGH THE FRIGHTENINGLY FUN MAZE OF CREEPY SURPRISES. AND AS IF THAT'S NOT SCARY ENOUGH, VISITORS WILL BE GREETED BY ALEXANDER CARDINALLI'S "ZOMBIES" RECREATING MICHAEL JACKSON'S "THRILLER." HAUNTED THEATER RUNS FROM 6 TO 9 P.M. THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AND AGAIN NEXT THURSDAY. HALLOWEEN NIGHT THE SCARING HAPPENS FROM 6 TO 10. ADMISSION IS JUST TWO DOLLARS AND IT'S FUN FOR ALL AGES.

FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, IT'S "MOHALA MAI: TO BLOSSOM FORTH" IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. NA KUMU HULA NAPUA GRIEG AND KAHULU MALUO-HUBER AND THEIR HALAU NA LEI KAUMAKA O UKA WILL PERFORM IN AN EVENING OF HULA, MELE AND OLE. IN ADDITION TO THE ENCHANTING MOVES OF THE DANCERS THE EVENT WILL ALSO BE THE FIRST MAJOR VOCAL PERFORMANCE BY HOKU AWARD WINNING NAPUA GRIEG. TICKETS FOR THE 7-30 PERFORMANCE ARE 30 DOLLARS.

MEANWHILE, RIGHT NEXT DOOR IN THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MACC - AT THE SAME STARTING TIME OF 7-30, IT'S ELECTION YEAR ANTICS FROM MAUI'S OWN LEE CATALUNA. "DA MAYAH" IS A RIOTOUS ROMP THROUGH ISLAND POLITICS SET IN THE MYTHICAL HILO ADMINISTRATION OF AN UNQUALIFIED MAYOR, HIS SULTRY ASSISTANT AND HER GANGSTER COUSIN. THE KUMU KAHUA THEATER PRESENTATION OF "DA MAYAH" IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY COMEDY. TICKETS ARE 20 DOLLARS AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI.

OF COURSE NEXT FRIDAY IS HALLOWEEN. THIS YEAR THERE IS NO ORGANIZED LAHAINA HALLOWEEN EVENT IN LAHAINA - BUT THERE WILL STILL BE LOADS OF PEOPLE AND LOADS OF FUN. THE KEIKI PARADE DOWN FRONT STREET BEGINS AT 4:30. THERE'S TRICK OR TREATING AT LAHAINA CANNERY MALL ALL EVENING AND EVEN A HALLOWEEN CRUISE FROM THE PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION.

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 NAJONA ICHIMARU. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: BEFORE WE GO, WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM FOR 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.

H: 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.

J: ALOHA

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