Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning October 25, 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.
(Headlines - VO)
J: EMOTIONS RAN HIGH AS SHOUTING AT THE MAUI SUPERFERRY PUBLIC HEARING SURPRISED STATE LEGISLATORS WHO CAME TO HEAR WHAT MAUI RESIDENTS HAVE TO SAY.
JY: ONE MAUI STATE REPRESENTATIVE EXPLAINS HIS IDEA ON WHAT TO DO WITH THE ALAKAI IF SUPERFERRY IS ORDERED TO STAY OUT OF KAHULUI HARBOR UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ARE COMPLETE.
J: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. THERE'S NO GOOD NEWS HERE. BUT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU.
JY: IN SPORTS, POWERHOUSE FOOTBALL TEAMS GO HEAD TO HEAD IN FOOTBALL, WHILE THE M-I-L GIRLS VOLLEYBALLY TOURNAMENT SENDS FOUR EXCELLENT TEAMS TO THE STATE TOURNEY.
J: AND HOLLY CHUNG JOINS THE MAUI TV NEWS TEAM WITH ALL THE DETAILS ON EVERYTHING FROM SHAKEPEARE TO SHAKA THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: ALOHA EVERYONE. AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING.
JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. WHILE SUPERFERRY PROTESTERS ON KAUAI MAY HAVE DEVELOPED A REPUTATION OF BEING A BIT UNRULY, VOICES WERE RAISED IN ANGER AT MONDAY'S PUBLIC HEARING HERE ON MAUI AS WELL.
(turn to cam)(PiP: Superferry)
IT WAS A PRELUDE TO THE LEGISLATURE'S SPECIAL SESSION TO CONSIDER A BILL TO RESTART INTERISLAND FERRY SERVICE. BUT AS MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING LEARNED, IF THERE WAS DIASGREEMENT BEFORE, IT'S EVEN DEEPER AND WIDER NOW.
(take SUPERFERRY package)
WHILE IT WAS NO SURPRISE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THOSE TAKING TIME OUT ON A MONDAY AFTERNOON TO SHOW UP WERE AGAINST THE PROPOSED SESSION, THERE WAS ANOTHER SURPRISE. AND THAT WAS THAT - PREVIOUSLY RESERVED AND POLITE MAUI PROTESTERS WERE GETTING LOUD AND ANGRY. THE MAN WHO SINGLEHANDEDLY AND SUCCESSFULLY PLEADED THE CASE FOR MAUIANS AGAINST THE SUPERFERRY SUMMARIZED.
Isaac Hall, Plaintiff's Attorney
IH01: "The state had the opportunity to put on its case. The Superferry had an opportunity to put on its case. We put on our case. Judge Cardoza ruled. In Hawaii we have separation of powers. The Governor should not be able to overpower the judiciary. The Legislature should not be able to overpower the judiciary. The Legislature should not be convening."
BUT THEY ARE. ON TUESDAY GOVERNOR LINGLE ANNOUNCED THAT THERE WAS ENOUGH LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT TO CALL THE SPECIAL SESSION TO ADOPT A REVAMPED VERSION OF THIS ORIGINAL DRAFT.
HALL SAYS RECONVERNING THE LEGISLATURE TO PASS THE BILL BEING CONSIDERED GOES AGAINST THE LAW. BUT HE ALSO SAYS HE'S NOT SURPRISED THAT THIS TACTIC IS BEING TRIED ON BEHALF OF THE SUPERFERRY, EVEN THOUGH HE HAD ALREADY BEATEN THEM IN COURT.
IH02:"There were rumblings the whole time that if the judge ruled against the, or if the judge added conditions to the Superferry that the Superferry didn't like, they were going to try to go do something about it."
FIRST TO TESTIFY WAS MAUI COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER RIKI HOKAMA WHO MADE IT CLEAR THE COUNCIL'S POSITION WAS NO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT - NO ALAKAI IN KAHULUI HARBOR. HE DREW APPLAUSE AGAIN WHEN HE STATED THAT THE COUNTY COUNCILS OF KAUAI AND HAWAII AGREED WITH THE MAUI COUNCIL.
NEXT, KAHU CHARLES MAXWELL SENIOR, KNOWN LOCALLY TO SO MANY AS UNCLUE CHARLIE, DREW APPLAUSE WHENH HIS ANTI-SIPERFERRY TESTIMONY FOCUSED ON THE OVERWORKED ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES. BUT WHEN HE TRIED TO DRAW THE LINE SAYING THAT HAWAIIANS WERE AGAINST THE SUPERFERRY, HE DREW MIXED RESPONSES. THE FIRST HAWAIIAN TO TESTIFY WHO WAS PRO-SUPERFERRY SAID HE FELT LIKE A STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND.
Pedro Gapero, Superferry Supporter - Says he FELT LIKE A STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND.
PG01: "Especially if you're from here. You feel like you're lost - like you're in another country. And I was born and raised here on Maui - in Hawaii - and I felt like I was in a different world."
GAPERO SAYS THAT, LEGAL ENTANGLEMENTS AND POLITICS ASIDE, IT COMES DOWN TO THE BASICS OF INTERISLAND TRANSPORTATION CHOICES.
PG02: "If Hawaiian and Aloha Airlines get rid of go! then airfares are going to go up. Then we're going to have only one way to travel between the islands. And I don't think too many people can afford the increase in airfare. So the Superferry is another choice. Plus, if there's a hurricane or a tsunami, Superferry would be quick to respond to all the emergencies on the islands."
THE PANEL OF SENATORS - INCLUDING ALL THREE FROM MAUI - RAN OUT OF TIME BEFORE THEY RAN OUT OF TESTIFIERS. THEY PROMISED TO TAKE WHAT THEY LEARNED FROM THIS SESSION, PLUS THOSE ON KAUAI AND ON THE BIG ISLAND, AND KEEP AN OPEN MIND WHILE CONSIDERING THE REVIISED LEGISLATION...A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION THAT COULD TAKE LESS THAN A WEEK. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.)
(on-cam tag) FOR DETAILS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE SPECIAL SESSION IN THE STATE CAPITOL, VISIT OUR WESITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO "BREAKING NEWS."
(K2H) (PiP - Superferry)
J: DEPENDING ON WHICH PUBLIC OPINION POOL YOU LOOK AT, OR WHICH SURVEY OF STATE LAWMAKERS, THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A CLEAR CONCENSUS, STATEWIDE ON THE TOPIC OF SAILING THE SUPERFERRY WHILE AN ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW IS COMPLETED.
IN TRYING TO KEEP THE CRAFT - AND IT'S TWIN CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - IN THE STATE WHILE A REVIEW IS DONE, IF IT COMES TO THAT, ONE MAUI LAWMAKER HAS COME UP WITH A PLAN THAT COULD BE A "PLAN B" FOR ALL CONCERNED.
(take vo on K2H)HIS IDEA? WHILE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS ARE UNDERTAKEN - RUN THE SUPERFERRY AS A LOCAL CAR FERRY BETWEEN WEST OAHU AND HONOLULU. HE CALLS THE PROPOSAL K-2-H.
Angus McKelvey, hi STATE REP, District 10 - West Maui and Ohukai Street, Kihei.
AM02: "K2H was my plan to establish a short term viable route that would be dependable all year that would allow the ferry to run at maximum speeds and present an issue such as weather and marine mammals. It makes them eligible for federal money and makes them viable with a toute that is totally dependable while the EIS is being done."///
MCKELVEY'S IDEA IS TO RUN THE ALAKAI BETWEEN KAPOLEI AND HONOLULU - WHICH WOULD REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CARS ON HONOLULU FREEWAYS BY ABOUT A THOUSAND A DAY, EASING TRAFFIC THERE, REDUCING COMMUTE TIMES, AND KEEPING THE BOATS AFLOAT, WHILE ELIMINATING THE DEVISIVE DEBATE BETWEEN NEIGHBORS.
AM 01: "It's a polarizing issue and I'm tring to find a win-win. Preserve the integrity of the law while allowing them to financially viable, not only now but in the future. Again, what if the long-term route, that they're basing their success on is interrupted. Would that mean that they're not going to make money? I think that - as a Legislator - it's my duty to try to ensure that they're successful financially so that - if something happens down the road - it doesn't turn into a public bail-out or another 'special session' if you know what I mean."
(On-cam) TO READ REPRESENTATIVE MCKELVEY'S K-2-H PROPOSAL IN IT'S ENTIRETY, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
(DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) (PiP-WHW POSTER)
JY: EACH YEAR IN OCTOBER, THE PLIGHT OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS OBSERVED ACROSS THE U.S. ON MAUI, THE NUMBERS ARE SHOCKING. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE IS MORE HELP AND SUPPORT FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND CHILDREN THAN EVER BEFORE. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TAKES US TO A LAHAINA EVENT THAT WAS A MIXTURE OF SMILES, TEARS...AND OF HOPE. WE WARN YOU THAT SOME OF THE IMAGES AND SOUNDS YOU WILL SEE AND HEAR MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME.
(take Domestic Violence Pkg)
PG01: "On the west side there was nothing. That's why we opened up a center."
THE CENTER ISN'T HERE BUT IN A CONFIDENTIAL LOCATION...ONE CONVENIENT TO THE LOCAL VICTIMS OF ABUSE.
PG02: "Women Helping Women has been serving the victims of domestic violence for the last 30 years. So people are used to going into Wailuku - if they can get there.But we realized there were a lot of victims - people who needed help - who couldn't get over to our offices in Wailuku."
THE ADVOCACY CENTER IS PART OF A TEAM APPROACH TO ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM, WITH SOME SERIOUS LOCAL SUPPORT.
SENATOR ROZ BAKER
RB01: "The West Maui Domestic Violence Task force is a group of people who got together because there were instances of domestic violence on the west side and having to go over to the other side where Women Helping Women is made it very difficult for some of our folks to access services."
PG03: "So we opened a center here where we can offer support - help with restraining orders, counseling. And we offer a free store because often times women need help when getting started again - with kitchen utensils and the like. We do what we can."
RIGHT NOW THE WEST MAUI CENTER IS ONLY OPEN mONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. THE NUMBER TO CALL IS 661-7111. iF EMERGENCY, CALL THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE at 5799581, 24 hours. GILMAN SAYS THE REASONS PEOPLE DON'T CALL ARE FEAR OF WORD GETTING BACK TO THEIR ABUSER, FEAR AUTHORITIES WILL COME AND TAKE THEIR KIDS AND SO ON. SHE SAYS THAT WON'T HAPPEN.
PG04: "I am just there if people want to call and get some advice. And if they want to go beyone that, I can assist them with that as well."
EVENTS LIKE THIS ONE ARE NEITHER A CELEBRATION NOR A MEMORIAL, BUT ARE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE AWARENESS ON THIS HEAVY ISSUE. SENATOR BAKER SAYS THAT, WHILE THE NUMBERS OF DEATHS AND INJURIES HAVE BEEN ON A SLIGHT DECLINE IN RECENT YEARS...
rb02: "But still, worldwide, one in three women will be the victim of domestic violence in her life. And in the U.S. the number is one in four women. And that's still far too many."
Lt. Mollie Klingman, Commander, Juvenile Section, MPD SHE'S GLAD THERE'S THE NEW W. MAUI CENTER. SAYS IT'S ONE OF THE POSITIVES" IN THE OTHERWISE TRAGIC ISSUE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
MK01: "I think the positives are that women and victims of domestic violence have more places to turn to now. They know that they don't have to necessarily go to the Police Department on their own. There's help throughout the community - on the West Side, on the East Side. We have a task force. We have child and services. We have women helping women.///
BUT SHE POINTED OUT THAT THE MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS SEEN THE NEED TO KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO CALLS FROM THE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
MK02: "We can get them services immediately. We have a domestic violence unit that that's all we do is dedicated to helping women get those services.
LT. KLINGMAN PRESENTED A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION TO THE POLICE COMMISSION LAST WEEK WITH SOME STARTLING FACTS, FIGURES, IMAGES AND SOUNDS. THE NUMBERS SHOW THAT MAUI POLICE RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 42-HUNDRED DOMESTIC ABUSE CALLS THROUGH SEPTEMPBER OF THIS YEAR - AND AVERAGE OF MORE THAN 15 A DAY. HER PRESENTATION PRESENTED DISTURBING IMAGES THAT OFFICERS SEE ALL TOO OFTEN. AND HER REPORT INCLUDED THIS UNSETTLING ACTUAL 9-1-1 CALL. WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO HEAR IS HEART-BREAKING.
AND THAT CONTINUES FOR MORE THAN NINE MINUTES. FORTUNATELY NOT ALL CASES ARE THAT SEVERE, BUT IN MAUI COUNTY POLICE HAVE MADE 433 ARRESTS IN SUCE CASES SO FAR THIS YEAR.
mk03: "And unfortunately we're going into the busy season. I say that because, typically, November and December see a rise in domestic violence cases. I attribute that to stress of the holidays."
WHILE INTERVENTION IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS, AND REHABILITATION IS A STEP FOR LATER, THERE ARE INSTANCES WHEN SOMEBODY'S GOING TO JAIL.
MK04: "If there are injuries somebody's going to jail. If someone complains of pain somebody's going to jail. If sopmebody violates a restraining order, or a protective order or a stay-away order, somebody's going to jail. And the bail for this is a thousand dollars...for the first offense."
LIEUTENANT KLINGMAN'S PRESENTATION DETAILED THE SIX DEATHS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN HAWAII SO FAR THIS YEAR. IN ADDITION TO THAT TRAGIC TOLL, THERE HAVE BEEN 13 DEATHS OF POLICE OFFICERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES WHO HAVE BEEN GUNNED DOWN WHILE ATTEMPTING TO BRING PEACE BACK INTO SOMEONE'S HOME.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HAS BEEN A BLACK MARK ON CIVILIZATION AS LONG AS THERE HAS BEEN CIVILIZATION. HEIGHTENED AWARENESS CAN ONLY HELP. AND, of course, EDUCATION.
MK05: "Education is the key. On November 9th we're having a training for the community. It's free. It's an all-day event. There will be educators and victims of domestic violence who want to tell their story to encourage others who maybe haven't wanted to come forward to know that there is help."///
THE EVENT WILL BE AT THE GRAND WAIKAPU GOLF COURSE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER NINTH. FOR INFORMATION, CALL THE MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 244-6480. OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH AND THIS ISSUE IS DIFFICULT TO CONDENSE INTO A BRIEF NEWS STORY. FOR EXPANDED COVERAGE ON THIS TOPIC, FOLLOWING THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU, I'M JEFF KING.
ON NEXT WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL TAKE YOU BACK TO THE MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO LOCATE CHILDREN - AND ADULTS WHO HAVE GONE MISSING IN MAUI COUNTY.
(Tease for B-Block)(2-shot)
J: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WATER USE IS UP AGAIN IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI. WE'LL LOOK AT THE NUMBERS THAT COULD TRIGGER A MANDATORY CUTBACK WHEN WE COME BACK.
JY: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A VERY SPECIAL FIRST-OF-ITS KIND EVENT HELD IN KIHEI LAST WEEKEND TO CELEBRATE OUR KEIKI.
J: AND THE SUPERBUG IS ON MAUI. IT'S NOT A VOLKSWAGEN...IT'S NOT CUTE...AND THERE'S A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU ARE A CARRIER. MORE ON THAT WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
J: THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WATER CONSUMPTION IS WITHIN THE SEASONAL RANGE FOR MOST OF MAUI COUNTY. THE BAD NEWS IS THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH - ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF MAUI COUNTY IS DISMALLY BELOW AVERAGE. THE WATER BOARD IS MEETING THIS WEEK AND, WHILE THEY COULD LIFT ONE MANDATORY RESTRICTION FOR PART OF MAUI, THERE'S A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE THEY'LL SEEK TO IMPOSE ONE ELSEWHERE.
WATER CONSUMPTION IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI INCHED UP COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS WEEK - A STATISTIC THAT WILL LIKELY LEAD THE WATER BOARD TO SUGGEST THAT THE MAYOR ISSUE A MANDATORY 10 PER CENT REDUCTION IN WATER CONSUMPTION. UPCOUNTRY, WHILE SLIGHTLY UP, IS WELL BELOW THE NUMBERS FROM EARLIER THIS SUMMER - WHICH WILL LIKELY LEAD THE BOARD TO URGE THAT THE MANDATORY RESTRICTION BE LIFTED FOR THEM. WATER USE ON THE WEST SIDE ROSE BY A HUNDRED AND FIFTH TOUSAND GALLONS A DAY AND FOR THE COUNTY ROSE BY MORE THAN A MILLION GALLONS A DAY.
(ON-cam tag) BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY DIRECTOR JEFF ENG POINTED OUT THAT WATER SOURCES FOR CENTYRAL AND SOUTH MAUI REMAIN THE BIGGEST CONCERN FOR HIS DEPARTMENT - AND WILL LIKELY STAY THAT WAY UNTIL NEW WATER SOURCES ARE DEVELOPED.
(Keiki Day)(PiP-Cute, Happy young face)
JY: CHERISHING AND CELEBRATING OUR KEIKI. IT'S ALMOST HARD TO BELIEVE THERE HASN'T BEEN AN ORGANIZED CELEBRATION TO HONOR OUR MOST PRECIOUS NATURAL RESOURCE. NOW THERE IS. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER TAKES TO THE FIRST EVER SOUTH MAUI CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY.
(Take Keiki Day Pkg)
(Nat: Spam the Clown says
"Welcome to Youth Day.")
WHILE THIS MAY ALL LOOK LIKE RANDOM FUN...THERE IS SOME PRETTY INTRICATE ORGANIZING BEING EXECUTED HERE.
Lehua Nani Huddleston-Hafoka, Executive Director of Kihei Youth Center.
LNHH03: "There's 'X' amount of booths and if the children go to 10 of them they get a stamp and when that's full they get a goodie bag and a free hot dog. And everyone is encouraging people to go to the ID booth because that's very important and something we want to be sure everyone takes advantage of."
TWO MEMBERS OF THE MAUI FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKED NON-STOP FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE FAIR TO THE VERY END - DOCUMENTING AND CREATING IDS FOR HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN. PROVIDING A GREAT SERVICE FOR FAMILIES - AND A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT TO BRING OUT A SMILE.
THERE WAS LOTS TO STIMULATE AND EDUCATE LITTLE HANDS WHILE DEVELOPING MOTOR SKILLS AND LEARNING TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS - WITH A LITTLE HELP...AND THERE WERE HIGH TECH TOOLS TO HELP DEVELOP YOUNG MINDS...LIKE THIS - THE LATEST THING IN PORTABLE TECHNOLOGY.
Ellen Feederoff, The Digital Bus
EF01: "We do hands-on, science-based technology projects for K-12 students. And we go everywhere from Waikamoi to Ocean Center, Iao Stream - all over the island. And we do field studies for students."
DIGITAL MICROSCOPES, STATE OF THE ART LAPTOPS, PDAS, DIGITAL CAMERAS - AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY NOT READILY AVAILABLE IN SCHOOLS GIVING STUDENTS - ISLAND WIDE - AN EQUAL; CHANCE WITH HIGH TECH APPROACHES TO SCIENCE PROJECTS.
Stephanie Kowalski, Maui Ocean Center WE ASKED STEPHANIE KOWALSKI IF THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER MADE HER WEAR THAT HAT.
SK01: "They asked - but I like wearing it anyway. I'm part shark."
HER JOB IS TO EDUCATE VISITORS ON WHAT TYPES OF SHARKS CALL THE WATERS OF MAUI HOME. MORE THAN 20 ORGANIZATIONS MADE THE FIRST ANNUAL EVENT POSSIBLE. THE YOUTH CENTER DIRECTOR WAS QUICK TO THANK SENATOR ROZ BAKER FOR BEING THE FORCE BEHIND THE IDEA. SHE ALSO RAISED HER AMAZING STAFF FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. MONTHS OF PREPARATION, ALL FOR A VERY IMPORTANT YET SIMPLE-SOUNDING PURPOSE.
LNHH02: "To honor our children and youth of Hawai'i."
AS THE AFTERNOON GAVE WAY, A PERFECT SUNSET GRACED THE SATURDAY SKY OVER KEHEI WHILE THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF MANUTEA WOWED THE CROWD...AND THE TIRELESS - YET STILL ENTHUSIASTIC FIREMEN STEADFASTLY PERFORMED THEIR DUTIES.
WHILE THE PRECIOUS FACES OF THESE YOUNG DANCERS WARMED THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO WATCHED, ONE LOCAL LEADER REFLECTED ON THE EVENT - ON A DAY THAT WAS OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMED 'CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY' ACROSS MAUI COUNTY TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR KEIKI.
Kimokeo Kapahulehua, President of Bd of Dir of Kihei Youth Cntr.
Bully01: "The main significance is that they are our future for tomorrow. That's why everything today - all the displays, all the booths are designed to educate them and to encourage them to take leadership positions in the future."
AND, THANKS TO SOME HARD WORK AND A LOT OF LOVE...THEY'RE SURE GETTING A NICE JUMP START. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.
(on-camtag) WHILE ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE PLEASED WITH THIS YEAR'S EVENT, THEY'RE ALREADY PLANNING AN EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER CELEBRATION FOR 2008. STAY TUNED TO MAUI TV NEWS. LATER IN THIS NEWSCAST WE'LL BRING YOU MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THIS YEAR'S SOUTH MAUI CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY.
J:IN HEALTH NEWS, THE GOOD NEWS IS KIND OF THE BAD NEWS. HAWAII'S YEAR-ROUND WARM, MOIST CLIMATE AND OCEAN LIFESTYLE ARE AT LEAST TWO OF THE REASONS THERE HAS BEEN AN ALARMING RISE IN STAPH INFESTIONS FROM THE SO-CALLED "SUPERBUG." MAUI'S STATE HEALTH OFICER, BEEN FOLLOWING STAPH FOREVER...IT'S NOT KNOWN JUST HOW MANY KINDS OF STAPH THERE ARE...EXCEPT THAT THERE ARE LOTS OF 'EM.
(vo) AND IT'S PREVALENT IN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH SKIN TO SKIN TOUCH...BUT PARTICULARLY PREVALENT IN CLOSE CONTACT SITUATIONS.
Lorrin Pang, M.D. Maui District Health Officer, HI DoH
lp01: "Then you saw reports in the medical journals. Football practice, wrestling practice, it's all over. We're all carriers. We get staph and a lot of the staff turned out to be MRSA."
MRSA STANDS FOR METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS - A STRAIN OF STAPH THAT SEEMS TO GET EVEN MORE DRUG-RESISTANT WHEN ATTACKED WITH STRONGER OR DIFFERENT DRUGS. IT INFECTS THROUGH OPEN CUTS OR SCRATCHES AS WELL AS THROUGH THE MUCOUS MEMBRANES, ESPECIALLY IN THE NOSE. THIS PARTICULAR NASTY BUG LOVES SALTY WET PLACES...SO SWEAT IS AN IDEAL BREEDING GROUND...AND SO IS THE BEACH. INCLUDING THE SHARING OF BEACH TOWELS. WHILE SOUNDING BLEAK, DOCTOR PANG SAYS THERE IS HOPE.
LP02: "But there's good news for the community, thiough. There is a topical antibiotic, bacitracin. Now, bacitracin doesn't work in the body so once you've been infected - forget about it. But remember if you get a cut, remember you're going to infect yourself from your own skin or your nose..."
THER'S EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS. BACITRACIN IS AVAILABLE OVER THE COUNTER WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION AS IS ANOTHER POPLUALR OINTMENT THAT CONTAINS BACITRACING CALLED POLYSPORIN. THEY SHOULD PROBABLY BECOME STANDARD EQUIPMENT IN YOUR GYM BAG AND BEACH BAG. THIS OINTMENT - AS A BARRIER- CAN STAND BETWEEN YOU AND SERIOUS HEALTH CONSEQUENCES.
(on-cam) HOW SERIOUS? THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION SAY MRSA CAUSED MORE THAN 94-THOUSAND LIFE-THREATENING INFESTIONS IN 2005...AND NEARLY 19-THOUSAND DEATHS. ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. IN HAWAII, THERE ARE NOT SPECIFIC REPORTED STATISTICS - BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY INCIDENTS OF THE INFESTION HAVE INCREASED TWENTY-FOLD OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS.
DOCTOR PANG'S OFFICE HAS ALSO ADDRESS THE ISSUE FOR A PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE SEGMENT OF THE COMMUNITY, THE HOMELESS OF MAUI. HYGIENE PACKETS - INCLUDING BACITRACIN, ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED AMONG MAUI'S HOMELESS POPUALTION BY MEMBERS OF THE ROTARY CLUBS OF MAUI.
PREVENTION AGAINST MRSA IS SIMPLE...BUT MAY SOUND KINDA GROSS. MAINTAIN GOOD HYGIENE - AND DON'T PICK YOUR NOSE. THE BEST WAY TO AVOID GETTING IT AND SPREADING IT IS TO WASH YOUR HANDS - OFTEN...AND VIGOROUSLY FOR AT LEAST 30 SECONDS.
(Toss to C-BlocK)(2-Shot)
J: COMING UP NEXT IN SPORTS, A KEY MATCHUP IN M-I-L FOOTBALL PACKED THE HOUSE AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM FRIDAY AS THE LUNAS AND BEARES WENT AT IT. AND, IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, COULD SEABURY HALL MAKE IT A PERFECT 11? KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.
JY: AND RIGHT AFTER THAT, WE WELCOME THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE MAUI TV NEWS FAMILY AS HOLLY CHUNG JOINS US WITH THE RUNDOWN OF FUN, CLASSIC, SPOOKY AND DELICIOUS THINGS TO DO IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
K: IF YOU'RE INTO HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, THEN THIS TIME OF YEAR YOU’VE GOTTA’ BE IN HEAVEN!
ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA. LAST WEEKEND'S KEY M-I-L MATCHUPS IN BOYS FOOTBALL AND GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WERE AS EXCITING AS THEY WERE ENTERTAINING - AND THOUSANDS OF FOLKS SHOWED UP TO BE ENTERTAINED.
(VO) STARTING ON THE GRIDIRON AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM FRIDAY NIGHT - IT WAS THE GAME A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING ALL SEASON TO WATCH. THE ONLY TIME THE AS-YET UNDEFEATED LAHAINALUNA LUNAS WOULD FACE THE DEFENDING DIVISION ONE CHAMPION BALDWIN BEARS. AND A CROWD ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN 6,000...INCLUDING SEVERAL RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR CAMERA.
FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU AS YOU GET TO BE LINEBACKER. HERE COMES BLAISE SMITH WHO IS FINALLY DRAGGED DOWN BY THE BEARS' JUSTIN AI. IT'S BLAISE BLAZING AGAIN...WITH ONE OF THOSE 6,000 HEADS DOING A LITTLE BLOCKING OF HER OWN. TOUCHDOWN LUNAS! THE CROWD LOVES IT...AND THEY LOVED THE BATON BRIGADE, THE FLAG TEAM...THE BAND. MOMENTUM WAS DEFINITELY FAVORING THE LUNAS AS THEY STUFFED BALDWIN'S CHANSI BOLOSAN ON THIS ATTEMPTED RUN UP THE MIDDLE.
SECOND QUARTER NOW AND THE BEARS FINALLY GET THEIR HANDS ON THE BALL. QUARTERBACK JORDAN HELLE HITS KALEI KAMAHELE...THAT'S ENOUGH FOR A FIRST DOWN. OUT OF THE SHOTGUN IT'S HELLE TO TO KAMAHELE AGAIN AND HE...COULD...GO...ALL...THE...WAY. THE BEARS MAKE IT LOOK EASY FOR THEIR FIRST SCORE. THEY TACK ON THE EXTRA POINT TO TIE IT UP. BUT ON THE KICKOFF, THE BEAR'S MESSAGE: THAT WAS FUN! SO THEY POOCH AN ONSIDES KICK AND KAINALU GARSO POUNCES ON IT TO GIVE THE BALL RIGHT BACK TO THE BEARS.
TWO PLAYS LATER...DOES THIS LOOK FAMILIAR? HELE TO KAMAHELE DOWN THE RIGHT SIDE...BEARS...AGAIN. BUT THIS TIME, A LITTLE TRICKERY ON THE EXTRA POINT TRY FAILS AND THE BEARS LEAD IS ONLY SIX.
LAHAINALUNA'S BALL AGAIN AND - SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THIS JAKE MANNING HAS THE BALL PUNCHED OUT OF HIS HANDS...BUT THE LUNAS HANG ON. FOURTH AND A MILE, SO ITS PUNT TIME AND THIS ONE GOES A MILE. SPEAKING OF GREAT DISTANCE, WATCH AS THE BEARS SKYLER CABACUNGAN SCRAMBLES FOR ABOUT 50 YARDS...FROM ONE SIDE OF THE FIELD TO THE OTHER...FOR A NET GAIN OF THREE. BUT THAT'S FUN TO WATCH!
BALDWIN STALLS ON THIS DRIVE THAT ENDS WHEN LAHAINALUNA'S SIMIONE VEHIKITE SACKS JORDAN HELLE.
LATE IN THE HALF NOW, LAHAINALUNA ON THE BALDWIN 25 AND - FAN INVOLVEMENT TIME AGAIN - JAKE MANNING DROPS THE BALL - I THINK - BUT VEHIKITE PICKS IT UP AND THUNDERS DOWN TO THE ONE. NEXT PLAY THEY MAKE IT LOOK EASY, TOO, AS KAILAS MCGHEE PUSHES HIS WAY ACROSS. THIS WAS A BARN-BURNER ALL THE WAY TO THE END - AND BEYOND - AS BALDWIN PULLED OUT A VICTORY IN OVERTIME, 23 TO 20. WITH THAT, THE BEARS CLINCH THE DIVISION ONE TITLE AND WILL HOST THE THIRD PLACE OAHU INTERSCHOLASTIC ASSOCIATION TEAM RIGHT HERE ON MAUI ON NOVEMBER 17TH. FRIDAY NIGHT'S OTHER MATCHUP SAW NA ALII IMPROVE TO TWO-AND-THREE WITH A 22-6 WIN OVER THE MAUI HIGH SABERS. SATURDAY NIGHT THE WARRIORS WERE VICTORIOUS OVER THE TROJANS, 41 TO SEVEN.
(ff-cg-vo) THIS WEEK THE TROJANS TAKE ON KING KEKAULIKE AT WAR MEMORIAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT. SATURDAY NIGHT THE LUNAS TREK TO PUKALANAI TO TAKE ON THE WARRIORS, WHILE THE BEARS HOST THE SABERS AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.
(on-cam) JUST HOW PERFECT CAN YOU GET? THE LADY SPARTANS, WITH A SHOT AT THE STATE'S NUMBER ONE D-TWO SEED IN THE UPCOMING STATE TOURNAMENT IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, HAD JUST ONE THING IN THEIR WAY. TURNS OUT THAT ONE LITTLE THING ALMOST COST THEM IT ALL! THAT ONE LITTLE THING - THE LADY FARMERS OF MOLOKAI.
(VO) MOLOKAI CAME TO PLAY IN THIS YEAR'S M-I-L TOURNAMENT AND THEY WASTED NO TIME PUTTING THE SPARTANS ON THEIR...HEELS (ahem). AFTER TWO UNANSWERED POINTS, THOUGH, SEABURY HALL SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE AND FINALLY TAKES A POINT. BUT HERE'S SOMETHING YOU'LL ALMOST NEVER SEE: YACINE MEYER HITS ONE INTO THE NET!
MOLOKAI WAS RELENTLESS IN THIS GAME...AS HILARY CHOW FINALLY PUTS AN END TO THIS RALLY. THE SPARTANS REGROUP AS LESLIE SMITH PUTS THIS ONE DOWN WITH AUTHORITY...THE LADY FARMERS WON THE FIRST GAME, BUT THE SPARTANS RALLIED BACK TO WIN THE MATCH, IMPROVE TO A PERFECT 11 AND OH SEASON AND HAVE A GREAT SHOT AT THE STATE DIVISION TWO TITLE. EARLIER IN THE EVENING, THE LADY WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA DEFEATED BALDWIN TO WIN THEIR FOURTH STRAIGHT TRIP TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT, ALONG WITH THEIR FOURTH STRAIGHT DIVISION ONE TITLE IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL.
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