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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending November 5, 2010


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J: NOW THEY CALL HIM GOVERNOR ABERCROMBIE. HAWAII'S FORMER CONGRESSMAN IS ABSOLVED FROM ABDICATING HIS FORMER SEAT TO AIM FOR THE STATE'S TOP JOB. AND SOME MAUI RACES WERE CLOSE - VERY CLOSE, WHILE OTHWER'S WEREN'T.

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS - PLUS WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO A COUPLE WHOSE LOVE FOR EACH OTHER, HORSES AND CHILDREN AND THEIR FAITH IN GOD HAVE LED TO WHAT SOME MIGHT CALL MIRACLES.

IN SPORTS, THE TWIN TOWERS - BOTH NAMED KALEI - LED THE LADY FARMERS TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN VOLLEYBALL. IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES-BROWN IN TAP SHOES? ALMOST. WE HAVE FREE TREES IN COMING ATTRACTIONS AND YOU'RE BEST BRIEND IN OUR GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL REPORT. THAT'S ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE. AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING AND YOU'RE WATCHING MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST - IN HIGH DEFINITION. IT WAS SATUSFACTION AND SHOCK - MIXED IN WITH RELIEF AND ANXIETY. THE MOST IMPORTANT MID-TERM ELECTION IN YEARS IS FINALLY OVER.

(TAKE ELECT PKG) THERE WERE HIGH POINTS AND LOW POINTS IN THE CAMPAIGNING BUT THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF PRESSING THE FLESH AND "GETTING OUT AMONGST 'EM." GOVERNOR ELECT NEIL ABERCROMBIE DREW THE IRE OF MANY WHEN HE RESIGNED HIS CONGRESSIONAL SEAT EARLY TO CAMPAIGN FOR THE GOVERNOR'S JOB - A MOVE THAT COST TAXPAYERS 1.2 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION TO REPLACE HIM.

VOTERS NOT ONLY APPARENTLY FORTGAVE HIM - BUT MADE HAWAI'I THE BLUEST STATE IN THE NATION. THE LONE REPUBLICAN TO GAIN A SEAT WAS SOUTH MAUI'S GEORGE FONTAINE. BUT, FOR THIS REPORTER, THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE ELECTION WAS THE ELECTION COVERAGE. WITH MY TRUSTY FLIPCAM, I HAD THE PERSPECTIVE FEW COULD GET. MY CO-HOST KATHY COLLINS WAS A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH AND THE EVERYONE AT AKAU FROM MOLOKA'I DAN ON THE FLOOR TO EVERY CAMERA OPERATOR - TO THE CANDIDATES THEMSELVES...EVEN THE COMMENTATORS...WE ALL HAD FUN. NOW, IT'S BACK TO WORK - THE BUSINESS OF KEEPING MAUI COUNTY NO KA OI.

(ON-CAM TAG) EVEN THOUGH ARAKAWA DOESN'T OFFICIALLY TAKE OFFICE FOR TWO MONTHS, HE IS ALREADY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CABINET POSITIONS. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUBMIT YOUR REUME FOR HIS CONSIDERATION, WE HAVE THE ADDRESS FOR YOU. JUST GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THGIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(VOTER TURNOUT - SURPRISES) (PiP-CAMPAIGN 2010)

J: FOR EVERYONE WHO IS REGISTERED TO VOTE IN MAUI COUNTY, ONE OUT OF TWO STAYED HOME. THE AGE-OLD ADAGE OF "IF YOU DON'T VOTE, YOU CAN'T WHINE ABOUT THE RESULTS" IS AS TRUE AS EVER.

(FF-CG-VO) MAUI COUNTY'S TURNOUT WAS JUST SHY OF 50 PERCENT. OF THE 85 THOUSAND REGISTERED VOTERS, 14 THOUSAND VOTED BY MAIL-IN, ABSENTEE, OR EARLY WALK-IN. AND ONE-THIRD OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS ON TUESDAY.

STATEWIDE THE TURNOUT WAS HIGHER - WITH 55-POINT-SEVEN PERCENT F REGISTERED VOTERS MAKING THIR CHOICES KNOWN. AGAIN, ELECTION-DAY PRECINT VOTING WAS ABOUT ONE-THIRD.

MAUI COUNTY - ONCE AGAIN - HAD THE LOWEST VOTER TURNOUT IN THE STATE AND KAUA'I THE HIGHEST.

(ON-CAM) AND THE COMPLAINING ABOUT RESULTS? WELL, A HONOLULU ADVERTISER POLL WEDNESDAY MORNING ASKED IF PEOPLE WERE SATISFIED WITH THE ELECTION RESULTS.

(FF-CG-VO) FORTY-TWO PERCENT SAID NO. JUST MORE THAN ONE-THIRD SAID THEY WERE HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS AND 23 PERCENT HAD MIXED FEELINGS.

(ON-CAM) THE ONE THING THAT'S CERTAIN IS THAT THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT - WITH MORE THAN HALF OF THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL BEING REPLACED, EVEN THOUGH TWO OF THEM ARE FORMER COUNCILMEMBERS, A NEW OLD MAYOR, A NEW GOVERNOR AND THEN, THE SHIFT IN NATIONAL POLITICS. 20-11 IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE A VERY INTERESTING YEAR.

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, BETCHA' GOT A FRIEND. YOU KNOW THE JINGLE. AND OUT GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! TAKES US TO A MAUI FIXTURE FOR 37 YEARS THAT HAS SERVED PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE BETTER THAN ANYONE. AND WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO A COUPLE THAT COMBINES THEIR FAITH WITH THEIR LOVE OF HORSES AND CHILDREN - WITH AMAZING RESULTS. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(GCTL-PETSHOP)(PiP-GCTL LOGO)

J: PETS ARE A PART OF THE FAMILY AND ON MAUI, THE PET SHOP HAS BEEN PART OF THE FAMILY FOR 37 YEARS. IN THIS WEEK’S “GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!” REPORT, WE TAKE YOU TO MAUI COUNTY’S OLDEST PET SHOP…THE PET SHOP!

(TAKE GCTL PKG) FOR 37 YEARS, IN THE MAUI MALL THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING. KEIKI RACE TO THE WINDOW AND PET LOVERS FLOCK TO THE PET SHOP. MAUI'S OLDEST PET SHOP OPENED IN NOVEMBER, 1973 IN JUST OVER 700 SQUARE FEET. JOHN GUARD AND HIS WIFE NOT ONLY CHOSE A TINY SPOT - BUT THEY ALSO - FOR SOME REASON - CHOSE A RETAIL NICHE THAT WAS NOT ONLY NON-EXISTENT ON MAUI - BUT ONE THAT FACED THER TOUGHEST LAWS IN THE NATION IN TERMS OF GETTING STARTED.

John B. Guard III, Owner, The Petshop

JG01: "Oh, definitely. We have more restrictions than any state in the nation, I believe."

FOR INSTANCE.

JG01b: "We have no hamsters, no gerbils, no snakes. There's a tremendous number of reptiles that are not allowed. There's a great number of tropical fish that are not allowed in the state of Hawai'i."

ON TOP OF THAT, DECORATIVE SOFT CORAL THAT ARE POPULAR ON THE MAINLAND - YOU CAN'T HAVE THEM HERE. STILL - THERE ARE PLENTY OF FISH YOU CAN HAVE IN AN AQUARIUM - AND THE PET SHOP HAS THEM ALL...ALONG WITH THE ACCESSORIES THAT KEEP THEM HEALTHY AND THE ATMOSPHERE SOOTHING. THE IRONY IS THAT THEIR MAUI CUSTOMERS CAN ALREADY SEE BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL FISH - OUT ON MOST REEFS WHILE SNORKELINGSNORKELING.

JG02: "Our customers like to see fish that they don't see here, so we do sell some local fish but most of our marine fish are imported."

PETS ARE A UNIVERSAL THING. PET LOVERS ARE FOREVER, AND AT THE PET SHOP...SO IS MOST OF THE STAFF.

JG03: "Our staff is like family to us - most of our people have been here for a very long time. Karen, our manager, who is off today, has been with us for over 30 years. Our assistant managers have all been with us for over 10 years. We all have a basic love of animals."

AND IT SHOWS IN THE THOUGHTFUL SELECTION AND ARRANGEMENT OF SUPPLIES AND FOOD. WHILE THEY DO SELL FISH AND BIRDS, AND BUNNIES, AND CHAMELEONS, AND CRICKETS FOR CHAMELEONS...A LOT OF THEM, THEIR REAL FOCUS IS ON PROVIDING SUPPLIES FOR PET OWNERS.

JG04: "The majority of it is supplies. We're like a grocery store - or a department store - for pets."

AND AS A MEMBER OF MAUI COUNTY'S GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL CAMPAIGN, HERE'S HOW THEIR SUPPORTING LOCAL PET OWNERS WITH EXCEPTIONAL VALUE.

JG05: "Our offer on that is - we sell Iam's dog food in a 44-pound bag. We already have the lowest price on the island and it's another five dollars off with the - uh ///it might be four dollars. I'll have to check. If it's not five dollars, I'll make it that."

THE GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL CAMPAIGN. THAT'S OK JOHN, AFTER 37 YEARS, IT'S OK TO FORGET A THING OR TWO...BUT NONE OF US WILL FORGET THAT JINGLE.

(PET SHOP JINGLE) WHETHER IT CHIPS, CLUCKS, CLINGS, CLIMBS, SWIMS, HOPS, BARKS OR MEOWS...YOU'LL FIND YOUR FRIEND, AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR FRIEND AT THE PET SHOP - WHERE YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - A LOCAL FRINEND - SINCE 1973.

(ON-CAM TAG) TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SUPER DEALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MORE THAN 200 BUSINESSES THAT ARE MEMBERS OF MAUI COUNTY’S GOT CHOICE, THINK LOCAL CAMPAIGN, JUST GO TO MAUI-COUNTY-THINK-LOCAL-DOT-COM.

(HOPE RISING) (PiP-KIM MEEDER)

J: TURNING TRAGEDY INTO HOPE. SO MUCH HOPE THAT HUNDREDS OF LIVES HAVE CHANGED AS A RESULT. AND HUNDREDS AMONG THOSE HUNDREDS ARE HORSES.

(TAKE MEEDER PKG) 'OHANA RANCH IN KULA IS WIDELY GAINING POPULARITY AMONG FAMILIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN. THERE IS A NATURAL BOND BETWEEN KIDS AND HOURSES AND TONI MARTIN DISCOVERED THT MINIATURE HORSES ARE IDEA FOR MINIATURE PEOPLE. THERE'S NO INTIMIDATION AND THERE'S AN UNSPOKEN BOND OF PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THEM. WELL, ON THE MAINLAND, THERE'S AN OREGON RANCH DOING SOMETHING SIMILAR - WITH AMAZING RESULTS - EXPECT THEY'RE DOING IT WITH RESCURED HORSES AND CHIELDREN FROM ABUSIVE AND BROJEN HOMES. IN BOTH CASES - THOUSANDS OF MILES APART, THE SAME RESULTS SEEM TO BE TAKING PLACE. AUTHOR , ATHLETE, AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE CRYSTAL PEAKS RANCH - KIM MEEDER EXPLAINED THAT THIS GREAT IDEA WAS BORN OUT OF THE DEEPEST OF TRAGEDIES.

Kim Meeder, Author, Co-founder Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch

KM01: "When I was nine years old my parents were killed in a murder-suicide.nd I knew as a nine year-old child that going to this funeral was an image I didn't ever want to be in my head. So I opted, instead, to riding horses,. And in my mind I was going to ride that horse, gallop away and never come back. I lost edverything. And then a childlike effort of trying to run away, I ran right into the arms of a loving God. And between the unconditional love of Jesus Chris t and a little horse named firefly, my life was saved."

FAST FORWARD A FEW YEARS AND - AFTER THE TERRIBLE TRAUMA OF LOSING HER PARENTS AT SUCH EAN EARLY AGE, KIM AND HER HUSBAND TROY SET OUT TO BUT A PIECE OF LAND TO RAISE HORSES...BUT NOT JUST ANY PIECE OF LAND. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO EASY.

KM02: " My husband andI bought the only piece of property we could afford. It was a piece of ground so destroyed that no one else wanted it. It was being mined for cinders. The property was on a hillside and so the whole half of the property had been cut away in this mining process. So when I say destroyed I mean no trees, no grass...no dirt. And at that point we were so poor we didn't even have dirt. So we went to all the renches in the area and begged them for anything organic that they could spare: manure, stall shavings, moldy hay. Anything we could put on a pit. Then we started bringing home all these trees that were destined to be destroyed. And as only God can, He tyook this broken property and these broken trees - and soon the two first broken horses came. And all these broken pieces were fit together in the hand of God to become the perfect place to heal the hearts of broken chikldren. And the kids started coming. And they weren't coming for what they could get - they were coming for what they could give. And in the process of seeing the horses starting to get better, the kids started getting better."

THE MEEDERS HAVE STORIES UPON STORIES ABOUT THE PAIRINGS OF RESCUED HORSES - SOME SEVERELY INJURED - TEAAMING UP WITH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN AT THEIR CRYSTAL PEAKS RANCH IN OREGON. HUSBAND TROY, BACK WHEN HE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL LINEBACKER - WOULD NEVER HAVE DREAMED THIS IS THE WAY HIS LIFE WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT.

Troy Meeder, Author, Co-founder, Crystal Peaks Ranch

TM01: "When I was a linebacker in high school, all I thought about was dates and I had no idea I'd be involved in the rescue of 300 horses but I'm excited about doing it."

THEIR CENTRAL OREGON NINE-ACRE PLOT HAS BECOME A MAGNET FOR ABUSED AND NEGLECTED HORSES.

TM02: "No, we don't go door to door but people wikll call us and say we've been driving by this place and we see this hore that's in trouble. They're thin. We saw their owner treat 'em badly or whatever - can you guys help. Typically what we'll do is we'll go know on the door and say something to the effect, 'listen we were driving by and we saw a couple of horses out in your paddock and we're looking for a horse just like that for our program. We've actually bought most of the hirses that we've rescued - knowing they were in trouble. We've just sort of walked in the back door and befriended the folks and meet them and try to find the way to resolve that. Now if they choose not to sell the horse, that's cool. Then we'll say something to the effect and we'll say, 'listen, maybe you need a little hay so we can help you out and we'll bnring over a couple of tons of hay and try to help that way. There is a rare cas every now and then when the Sheriff gerts involved and confiscates the horses then they call we come and take 'em from there."

AND THAT'S JUST THE FIRST PART. WHAT KIM AND TRIY DO WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN IN OREGON, 'OHANA RANCH DOES WITH LITTLE KEIKI ON MAUI. THE BOND BETWEEN HORSES AND CHILDREN IS ABOUT AS NATURAL AS IT GETS. THE OREGON RANCH HAS A FOUR-PRONG PROGRAM: RESCUE THE HORSES, MENTOR THE THE CHILDREN, FOSTER HOPE IN BOTH CHILDREN AND HORSES AND EMPOWER BOTH SPECIES. THE REWARDS ARE IMMEASURABLE AND THE GOOD FEELINGS RESULT IN DAILY BOUTS OF CHICKEN SKIN. SINCE CRYSTAL PEAKS RANCH OPENED 15 YEARS AGO, MORE THAN 140 OTHER SIMILAR FACILITIES HAVE SPRUNG UP AROUND THE WORLD BECAUSE A GOOD IDEA IS A GOOD IDEA ANYWHERE.

(ON-CAM TAG) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CRYSTAL PEAKS YOUTH RANCH AND THE WORK OF KIM AND TROY MEEDER, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(B-TOSS-C)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THEY ARE HISTORY-MAKERS FROM MOLOKA'I. THE LADY FARMERS TOOK TWO KALEI TO O'AHU AND CAME HOME WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP. DETAILS UP NEXT IN SPORTS. AND IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL-JANES BROWN ALERTS US ABOUT THE UPCOMING RHYTHMIC REVOLUTION. THOSE STORES AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.

(C-BLOCK)

(SPORTS)

J: CHECKING SPORTS, THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS. THE LADY FARMERS OF MOLOKA'I TOOK THEIR GAME TO THE TOP AND THAT WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN STATE. THE MOLOKA'I LADY FARMERS WON THE HAWAI'I STATE DIVISION TWO VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP LAST WEEKEND ON O'AHU. THEY WERE EXPECTED TO DO WELL BECAUSE OF THE ROCK-STEADY PERFORMANCE ALL YEAR OF MULTI-SPORTS STAR KALEI ADOLPHO - BUT THEY WERE BLESSED WITH A DOUBLE WHAMMY AS THE OTHER KALEI - KALEI VAIVAI PEAKED AT THE PERFECT TIME. SHE HAD 19 KILLS IN SATURDAY'S SWEEP OF UNIVERSITY HIGH TO CAP THEIR PERFECT SEASON AT 12 AND OH. E HO'OMAIKAI MOLOKA'I.

(CURTAIN CALL)(PiP - PJB)

J: LISTEN, DO YOU HEAR THE SOUNDS OF TAPPING FEET? WELL YOU WILL. TAPPERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL DESCEND ON MAUI FROM NOVEMBER 11TH TO THE 14TH FOR THE ANNUAL MAUI TAP EXPERIENCE, FOUR DAYS OF WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND A PERFORMANCE AT THE CASTLE THEATER ON NOVEMBER 13TH. PAUL JANES BROWN HAS THIS PREVIEW OF THE RYTHMIC REVOLUTION ABOUT TO BREAK OUT.

PJB: IN 2002 REBECCA PELISSARO AND HER HUSBAND GJ BIRTHED THE MAUI TAP EXPERIENCE, PROVIDING MAUI TAPPERS WITH WORLDCLASS TEACHERS AND MAKING MAUI A TAP MAGNET FOR THE WORLD. AS THE PROGRAM GREW, IT CULMINATED WITH A HUGE PRODUCTION AT THE CASTLE THEATER. THEIR LAST PRODUCTION OF WORLD CLASS DANCERS WAS 2007, BUT THEY’RE BACK AND WE ARE THE BENEFICIARIES.

BILLED AS THE RHYTHMIC REVOLUTION, PELISSARO SAYS IT WILL HAVE A SIXTIES PSYCHEDELIC FLAVOR AND WILL FEATURE SOME OF THE TOP NAMES IN TAP AS WELL FLAMENCO, AFRO-CUBAN, INDIAN ODISSI, AND BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS. FEATURED PERFORMERS ARE EMMY AWARD WINNER JASON SAMUELS SMITH, HE’LL BE SUPPORTED BY CHLOE ARNOLD, WHO YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ON BEYONCE’S VIDEO “UPGRADE YOU.” ALSO BROADWAY & FILM STAR MARK MENDONCA, WHO HAS PERFORMED AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THE PAST THREE PRESIDENTS; JAPAN’S GRACEFUL AND PERCUSSIVE YUKIKO MISUMI; AND MAUI’S OWN ODISSI MASTER, SARALA DENDACAR AS WELL AS VANESSA CERRITO WITH HER HUSBAND INDIO AND THE URBAN CARIBBEAN FUSHION OF SONNY GORG.

THE HEADLINER, SAMUELS SMITH HAS BEEN CALLED BY THE NY TIMES, “AN ESTABLISHED STAR AND TAP FORCE OF NATURE.” I FIRST SAW THIS PHENOM AT THE AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL FIVE YEARS AGO, HE WAS IN A FILM CALLED “TAP HEAT” A GRAND PRIZE WINNER AT NY’S URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL. THE FILM ATTEMPTED TO SHOW THE TENSION BETWEEN TYPICAL, TRADITIONAL BROADWAY STYLE TAP AND THE NEW SLAM TAP ESPOUSED BY SAVION GLOVER AND HIS PROTÉGÉE JASON SAMUELS SMITH. BESIDES SAMUELS SMITH, THE FILM FEATURED THE LEGENDARY ARTHUR DUNCAN, THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO BE HIRED AS REGULAR ON A NETWORK VARIETY SHOW, WHO, FOR 15 SEASONS TAPPED INTO THE HEARTS OF AMERICA ON THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW.

IN MY REVIEW THEN, I SAID, SAMUELS SMITH IS A NEW STYLE TAPPER WHO UNDERSTANDS THE DEBT HE OWES TO GREATS LIKE DUNCAN AND PAYS HIM APPROPRIATE HOMAGE. SMITH IS A MAJOR SLAMMER, BUT HE IS MORE INVENTIVE IN HIS IMPROVISATIONS THAN SAVION GLOVER FOR WHOM HE UNDERSTUDIED WHEN HE WAS FIFTEEN IN “BRING IN DA NOISE, BRING IN DA FUNK.”

THE DUET BETWEEN DUNCAN AND SMITH WAS PRICELESS AND TO WATCH THEM CHALLENGE EACH OTHER WAS LIKE SEEING A SPECIAL MOMENT WHEN THE TORCH IS PASSED BETWEEN TEACHER AND STUDENT.

SAMUELS SMITH IS A MULTI-TALENTED LEADER IN THE ART FORM OF TAP. HE RECEIVED THE 2009 DANCE MAGAZINE AWARD AND HAS WON BOTH AN EMMY AND AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD. SAMUELS-SMITH HAS PERFORMED FOR PRESIDENTS AND ON SATURDAY HE WILL PERFORM FOR US.

CHLOE ARNOLD, “THE LA TIMES SAID “(IS) A TAPPER WITH SIZZLE TO BURN,” AND THE NY TIMES HAS CALLED HER AN EXQUISITE STYLIST, BESIDES BEING BEYONCE’S BODY DOUBLE SHE IS A DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER AND TEACHER WHO HAS GRACED STAGES FROM COAST TO COAST ENTHRALLING AUDIENCES WHEREVER SHE GOES.

APART FROM BROADWAY AND FILM WORK, MARK MENDONCA HAS TOURED EXTENSIVELY THROUGHOUT THE U.S. AND EUROPE PERFORMING IN SUCH VENUES AS CARNEGIE HALL, THE KENNEDY CENTER AND THE BIENALLE DE LA DANSE FESTIVAL IN FRANCE. HE HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH TAP GREATS JIMMY SLYDE, GREGORY HINES, THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS, AS WELL AS LATE TAP LEGENDS CHARLES HONI' COLES, EDDIE BROWN, STEVE CONDOS AND CHUCK GREEN. MARK IS THE CO-DIRECTOR OF THE LOS ANGELES BASED DANCE COMPANY, DANCE ELECTRIC.

YUKIKO MISUMI HAS PERFORMED THROUGHOUT THE US AND JAPAN WHERE SHE HAS HAD A STUDIO SINCE 2001 AND SHE HOPES TO SPREAD THE DANCE FORM THROUGHOUT JAPAN AND PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGES THROUGH TAP.

OUR OWN ODISSI MASTER SARALA DENDACAR IS MESMERIZING. I ONCE SAW HER CALM A COUPLE OF HYPER ACTIVE BOYS WITH HER EYES AND THE HYPNOTIC MOVEMENT OF HER FEET AND HANDS. VANESSA CERITTO IS ONE OF OUR MOST BEAUTIFUL DANCERS AND HER RECENT FLIRTATION WITH FLAMENCO HAS BROUGHT YET ANOTHER DIMENSION TO THE RANGE OF HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

ALL THIS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LIVE MUSICIANS SAL GODINEZ ON KEYBOARD, MARCUS JOHNSON ON BASS, SHEA ARGEL, PERCUSSION AND GUITAR; INDIO PERCUSSION AND GUITAR AND PAUL MARCHETTI ON DRUMS.

RHYTHMIC REVOLUTION PROMISES TO BE A MEMORABLE OCCASION AND ONE NOT TO MISS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS AND THE PERFORMANCE GO TO MAUITVNEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN, A HUI HOU AND BE SURE TO GO AND SUPPORT OUR GREAT ARTISTS PERFORMING FOR YOU THROUGHOUT OUR PARADISE HOME. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.


(COMING ATTRACTIONS)

J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND A QUICK RUNDOWN OF COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT THERE'S A VERY COOL - AND VERY DELICIOUS - THING HAPPENING. IT'S THE 14TH ANNUAL NOBLE CHEF FUNDRAISER STARTING AT 6P.M. AT THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI RESORT IN WAILEA. AMONG THE EVENING'S FEATURES, CHEF TYLUN PANG WILL INTRODUCE HIS NEW MAUI BASED RECIPE BOOK. ALSO, CHEF COLIN HAZAMA OF THE KAUA'I GRILL WILL BE PREPARING TREATS - HE WAS RECENTLY NAMED A JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD WINNER FOR 20-10. TICKETS ARE 150 DOLLARS. WE'VE GOT MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE. JUST GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

OR - IF YOU'RE YOUNG, PREFER YOUR SEAFOOD STILL SWIMMING...AND YOU HAVE NO INTENTIONS OF EATING IT...THEN NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT IS FOR YOU. IT'S A HALLOWEEN SLEEPOVER AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER. KEIKI IN GRADES THREE THROUGH EIGHT ARE INVITED TO SLEEP WITH THE SHARKS. YOUR KEIKI WILL HAVE THE ENTIRE MAUI OCEAN CENTER TO THEMSELVES. THERE'S FUN, SCARY STORIES, CREEPY TIDE POOL CREATURES AND PIZZA. THE COST IS JUST 60 DOLLARS PER CHILD - WITH A 15 PERCENT DISCOUNT FOR MAUI OCEAN CENTER MEMBER FAMILIES.

THE SAY WE ALL HAVE A BOOK INSIDE US WAITING TO BE WRITTEN. FIND OUT WHAT YOUR IS THIS SATURDAY. IT'S THE MAUI WRITERS AND MARKETING CONFERENCE AT THE MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION. GET THIS LINEUP OF MOTIVATORS AND EXPERTS: DR. WAYNE DYER, JOE SUGARMAN, DR. AYIN ADAMS, HAROLD BLOOMFILED AND MORE - INCLUDING ENTERTAINMENT FROM BENTLEY KALLOWAY, LANI STARR AND MORE. THE ALL-DAY EVENT INCLUDES BOTH LUNCH AND DINNER IN THE PRICE AND YOU WILL LEAVE MOTIVATED, FILLED WITH GREAT FOOD AND GREAT IDEAS. TICKETS ARE 150 DOLLARS AT THE DOOR. WE'VE GOT MORE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE, JUST CLICK THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

WE NOW KNOW WHAT THE POLITICALLY CORRECT TERM IS FOR DEAD COMPUTERS AND OUT OF DATE TVS. THEY CALL THEM END-OF-LIFE ELECTRONICS. WELL, IF YOU'VE BEEN ACCUMULATING THEM AND WANT TO KEEP THEM OUT OF THE LANDFILL, NEXT SATURDAY AT UH-MAUI COLLEGE, YOU CAN TURN THEM IN FOR PROPER DISPOSAL. FROM 9 UNTIL 3 ON OCTOBER 30TH BRING YOUR E-WASTE TO UH-MAUI COLLEGE. JUST FOLLOW THE SIGNS WHEN YOU GET TO THE CAMPUS.

HERE'S A CALENDAR ITEM YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE HEARD OF BEFORE. THIS SATURDAY IT'S "TEACH A FRIEND TO BREW" DAY AND MAUI BREWING COMPANY WILL BE HONORING IT WITH THEIR VERY OWN OKTOBERFEST AT THEIR LAHAINA BREWERY. FROM ONE UNTIL 6 THERE'LL BE LIVE MUSIC, A BEER GARDEN FOR GROWN-UPS, LOCAL GRINDS, BREWING DEMONSTRATIONS AND A TOUR OF THE MAUI BREWING COMPANY. THEIR BREWERY IS AT 910 HONOAPI'ILANI HIGHWAY - NEXT TO THE SUGAR CANE TRAIN STATION.

LOTS AND LOTS OF TRICK-OR-TREAT OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEKEND. SATURDAY FROM 11 TO ONE, BRING YOUR KEIKI TO PI'ILANI VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER FOR FREE GOODIES, PRIZES AND FUN.

SUNDAY, OF COURSE IS HALLOWEEN. LAHAINA WON'T BE THE MARDI GRAS OF THE PACIFIC, BUT THERE WILL BE A LOT GOING ON - STARTING WITH THE KEIKI COSTUME CONTEST AT 4 P.M. ON FRONT STREET.

ALSO IN LAHAINA, LAHAINA CANNERY MALL IS THE JUMPINEST SPOT FOR GOUHLS AND GOBLINS THIS YEAR. FROM THREE TO SEVEN, YOUR KEIKI CAN LOAD UP ON GOODIES FROM MALL MERCHANTS. MEANWHILE THERE WILL BE CHOKE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE MALL, FEATURING MAGIC FROM KUPANAHA AND KENNY ROBERTS, AMAZING ACROBATICS FROM CIRQUE POLYNESIA - A JUMPY CASTLE FOR THE LITTLE ONES AND MORE. AND IT'S ALL FREE.

ALSO FREE FUN FOR THE FAMILY AWAITS YOU AT GRACE BIBLE CHURCH IN KAHULUI. FROM FIVE TO SEVEN SUNDAY EVEN THERE WILL BE GOODIES, PRIZES - EVEN A HALLOWEEN MAZE. GRACE CHURCH IS AT 635 SOUTH HINA STREET IN KAHULUI.

BUT WAIT - ALL HALLOWED EVE ISN'T OVER YET. SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL, MAUI'S LESBIAN, GAY, BI AND TRANS COMMUNITY WILL GATHER TO CELEBRATE BU! A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE EVENT. MUSIC, DANCING, FOOD, COSTUME CONTESTS AND LOTS MORE FUN - AND IT ALL STARTS AT 9 P.M. TICKETS RANGE FROM 35 TO 95 DOLLARS AT THE DOOR. WE'VE GOT MORE DETAILS. CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

TUESDAY ALL THE HOOPLA AND HYPE COME TO AN END. IT'S ELECTION DAY. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MID-TERM ELECTIONS IN HISTORY AND YOUR VOTE MATTERS! BE SURE TO VOTE, THEN WATCH OUR LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE ON AKAKU, MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION, STARTING AT 6 P.M. TUESDAY ON CABLE CHANNELS 52, 53 AND 54 AND STREAMED LIVE ON THE WEB AT AKAKU-DOT-ORG.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND, PRO ARTS OF THE PACIFIC IS BRINGING ANOTHER ALL-TIME FAVORITE CLASSIC SHOW TO THE STAGE. "THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ" FEATURES AN ALL-MAUI CAST AND A MARVELOUS SOUNDTRACK. FOLLOW DOROTHY AND HER FRIENDS QUEST FOR BRAINS, COURAGE, A HEART AND A HOME. PRO ARTS OF THE PACIFIC PLAYHOUSE IS IN AZEKA MAKAI SHOPPING CENTER - NEXT TO TACO BELL. TICKETS ARE ONLY 15 DOLLARS FOR RESERVED SEATING - 10 DOLLARS FOR THE FLOOR. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ WILL PLAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS AT 7-30 AND SUNDAY MATINEES AT 1 AND 4 P.M. FROM NOVEMBER 5TH THROUGH THE 21ST.

NEXT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER SIXTH - THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST YOUNG MINDS FROM MAUI, MOLOKAI AND LANA'I WILL CONVERGE AT MAUI HIGH SCHOOL FROM NOON UNTIL 2 P.M. IT'S QUALIFYING COMPETITION FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL HAWAII FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ROBOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. ORGANIZERS ARE EXPECTING AS MANY AS 200 COMPETITORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTY TO QUALIFY FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DECEMBER IN HONOLULU.

AND LOOKING A LITTLE FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD, OR DOWN THE BEACH IN THIS CASE, KIHEI CANOE CLUB IS HOSTING A PADDLE FOR FOOD DRIVE. ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, YOU'RE INVITED TO BRING ONE OR TWO NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS TO THE CLUB AND RECEIVE A FREE ONE-HOUR PADDLING SESSION IN ONE OF THE CLUBS OUTRIGGERS. THERE WILL BE TWO GROUPS SETTING OUT THAT DAY, ONE AT 7-30 AND ONE AT 8-30. PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST FIFTEEN MINUTES EARLY TO SIGN UP.

FOR MORE DETAILS ON ALL OF THE HAPPENINGS WE'VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND,WE'LL BE BACK TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: THAT WRAPS UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. BEFORE WE GO WE'D LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS DOT COM. IN ADDITION TO ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, COMING ATTRACTIONS, AND ARCHIVED PLAYBACK OF ANY OF OUR SHOWS OVER THE PAST YEAR, WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO READ THE CANDIDATE PROFILES CREATED BY SEVERAL OF THE CANDIDATES IN KEY RACES. SEE HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING MAUI - AND SEE IF YOU AGREE. JUST GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND LOOK FOR THE LINK TO THE CAMPAIGN 20-10 PAGE.

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING - HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, A HUI HOU.

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