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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week of November 6, 2008



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J: A NEW PRESIDENT, A COUPLE OF SORT OF NEW FACES ON THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL AND - THAT’S ABOUT ALL THE CHANGE THERE WAS IN MAUI COUNTY.

H: AND "CHANGE" IS ALSO THE GOAL OF ANOTHER POLITICAL MOVEMENT - BUT CHANGE IN THE OTHER DIRECTION AS THE RECALL TAVARES CAMPAIGN MOVES AHEAD – OR DOES IT?

J: AND THE ECONOMIC WOES FOR MAUI - AND ALL OF HAWAII - ARE ALSO MOVING AHEAD AND, PREDICTABLY AND UNFORTUNATELY - DOWN.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE LUNAS BOUNCE BACK BIG OVER THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA IN M-I-L FOOTBALL. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS, M-I-L SCORES AND POST-SEASON FOOTBALL SEEDINGS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND NAJONA ICHIMARU WILL BE HERE WITH A COLORFUL FORECAST AS AN ART STORM APPROACHES MAUI. THAT AND MUCH MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN TO THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING.

H: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG, IN FOR JULIE Y. AFTER NEARLY TWO YEARS OF CAMPAIGNING, DECISION 08 HAS FINALLY BEEN MADE.

(Turn to cam) SO NOW WHAT HAPPENS? MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TAKES A LAST LOOK AT THIS HISTORIC ELECTION.

(Take Election Pkg) HISTORY WAS MADE. AMERICA;'S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT. HAWAII'S FIRST NATIVE SON PRESIDENT. HONOLULU-BORN BARACK OBAMA PROCLAIMED THAT CHANGE HAD COME.

IN HONOLULU CHANGE WILL COME IN THE FORM OF RAIL AS O'AHU VOTERS APPROVED AN ELEVATED MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM - AN IDEA THAT WILL CERTAINLY CHANGE THEIR LANDSCAPE.

HERE AT HOME, CHANGE DIDN'T HAPPEN MUCH. IN MAUI COUNTY VOTING - NOT A SINGLE UPSET AS EVERY INCUMBENT RUNNING FOR REELECTION - WON. THE CLOSEST RACES WERE THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUTH MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL SEAT - COVETED BY DON COUCH YET SOUGHT BY IT'S FORMER HOLDER WAYNE NISHIKI, AND THE FIFTH SENATE DISTRICT RACE, BETWEEN ROZ BAKER AND CHALLENGER JAN SHIELDS.

FOR A TIME, THE COUNT IN THE SOUTH MAUI RACE WAS AS CLOSE AS 52 VOTES. IN THE END, HOWEVER, NISHIKI WON HIS OLD SEAT BACK BY JUST MORE THAN 2,000 VOTES. IN THE BAKER SHIELDS RACE, THE MARGIN WAS A LITTLE MORE THAN 22-HUNDRED VOTES.

THE MOOD AT THE AKAKU STUDIOS, WHERE MANAO RADIO'S EBULLIENT KATHY COLLINS AND I HAD THE HONOR OF ANCHORING THE ELECTION COVERAGE, WAS ELECTRIC. PRESEDENT OBAMA'S OVERWHELMING VICTORY WAS WIDELY CHEERED THERE AS IT WAS NATIONWIDE.

IN THE END, THOUGH, EVEN THOUGH HAWAII OFFERED THE LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY FOR THE NEW PRESIDENT, IT WAS NOT A RECORD VOTER TURNOUT AS SOME EXPECTED. THE FINAL COUNT WAS ACTUALLY LOWER THAN IT WAS IN THE 2004 GENERAL ELECTION. SIXTY-ONE PERCENT OF MAUI'S REGISTERED VOTERS MADE THEIR VOICES HEARD THIS YEAR. STATEWIDE, THE TIOTAL WAS 66 PERCENT - DOWN FROM 67 PERCENT FOUR YEARS AGO.

THE FINAL OUTCOME: CHANGE NATIONALLY - BUT NOT LOCALLY. AND, BY LAW, ALL THOSE CAMPAIGN SIGNS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GONE BY NEXT FRIDAY. WE'LL SEE IF THAT CHANGES. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) FOR PRECISE RESULTS - AND TO SEE HOW YOUR PRECINCT VOTED - , VISIT THE STATE'S ELECTION WEBSITE. TO GET THERE, VISIT MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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J: IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE THE BIGGEST NON-STORY OF THE VOTING DAY, THE RECALL TAVARES CAMP - THAT HAD PLANNED TO BE AT EACH OF MAUI COUNTY'S 43 POLLS, BUT WERE NOWHERE IN SIGHT AT NOON -AT LEAST AT KIHEI'S TWO MAIN POLLING LOCATIONS.

WAILUKU ATTORNEY JAMES FOSBINDER IS THE FIRST PERSON TO EVER INVOKE THE PROVISION IN THE MAUI COUNTY CHARTER THAT INVOLVES THE RECALL OF AN ELECTED OFFICIAL. SO, UNDERSTANDABLY - IT'S NOT LIKE EVERYONE AT THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE KNOWS PRECISELY WHAT TO DO WITHOUT LOOKING THINGS UP.

FOSBINDER'S BACKERS BLAME THE MAYOR FOR SHUTTING DOWN TRANSIENT VACATION RENTALS - COSTING THE COUNTY AN ESTIMATED 10 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAX REVENUES EACH YEAR - PLUS WHATEVER VISITORS SPEND WHILE THEY'RE ON MAUI. THE RECALL TAVARES GROUP ALSO POINTS OUT THAT AN ANNUAL WINDSURFING EVENT ON MAUI'S NORTH SHORE HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE CONTESTANTS AREN'T ALLOWED TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE USED TO STAYING FOR THE ANNUAL EVENT.

BUT THIS WEEK THE MAYOR FIRED BACK. IN A VIEWPOINT ARTICLE IN THE MAUI NEWS, MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES DEFENDED HER ADMINISTRATION’S EFFORTS TO WORK TO SUPPORT THE ENTIRE ECONOMY - NOT JUST ONE ASPECT. TO UNDERSCORE HER POINT, THE MAYOR POINTED OUT THAT - BEFORE SHE WAS ELECTED, THE AMOUNT BUDGETED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS WAS LESS THAN 50 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. IN FISCAL YEAR 2008, SHE POINTS OUT, THE CIP IMPROVEMENT BUDGET IS 113 MILLION DOLLARS AND IN '09 ANOTHER 100 MILLION.

BUT - BACK TO THE RECALL. IF FOSBINDER DELIVERS THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF OFFICIAL SIGNATURES - A LITTLE MORE THAN 16,000 - BY NOVEMBER 24TH, THE THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE HAS TO VALIDATE THEM. IF THAT HAPPENS, THE PETITION IS DELIVERED TO THE MAYOR AND TO THE COUNTY COUNCIL. IF SHE DOES NOT RESIGN WITHIN FIVE DAYS, THE COUNTY COUNCIL HAS TO HOLD A SPECIAL ELECTION BETWEEN 60 AND 90 DAYS AFTER THE DOCUMENTS ARE CERTIFIED. AND IN THAT ELECTION, A MAJORITY WOULD RULE - BUT AT LEAST 50 PERCENT OF THOSE VOTING FOR THE RECALL HAVE TO HAVE BEEN REGISTERED VOTERS IN THIS WEEK'S GENERAL ELECTION.

IT'S CONFUSING, EXPENSIVE - AND ANOTHER OF THE HISTORICAL MILESTONES OF THIS ELECTION YEAR.

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H: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WHILE SOME ANALYSTS PREDICT THE ECONOMY WILL STABILIZE NOW THAT THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER, THE NUMBERS ARE STILL IN FREE FALL.

J: BUT MOVING UPWARD: RIDERSHIP ON THE MAUI BUS. AND THE COUNTY WOULD LIKE IT TO GROW EVEN MORE. WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THEY PLAN TO DO THAT WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU SOMEPLACE YOU AND I HOPE WE NEVER HAVE TO GO BUT - THANKS TO TRAINING AND DEDICATION, THERE ARE MEN AND WOMEN WHO GO THERE EVERY TIME THEY'RE CALLED UPON. DETAILS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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J: NOW THAT ELECTION DAY IS BEHIND US - THOSE ELECTED, OR REELECTED STILL HAVE ALL THE BIG UGLIES FACING THEM THAT THEY DID BEFORE TUESDAY'S HISTORIC VOTE. IN VIRTUALLY EVERY TOWN, COUNTY AND STATE IN THE NATION, THAT MEANS THE ECONOMY. AND IN OUR STATE, WHERE TOURISM IS SUCH A HUGE PART OF THE ECONOMY, THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF WORK AHEAD.

(take hotel visits-vo-ff-cg)HAWAII HOTELS IN SEPTEMBER EXPERIENCED THEIR WORST PERFORMANCE SINCE THE MONTHS FOLLOWING THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF 9-11.

LEADING THE WAY - DOWN - WAS MAUI COUNTY WHERE HOTEL USAGE DROPPED TO 56.8 PERCENT FROM THE PREVIOUS SEPTEMBER'S 71.6 PERCENT.

THE BIG ISLAND HAD THE LOWEST OVERALL OCCUPANCY AT LESS THAN 50 PERCENT - A 10 YEAR LOW. THE HIGHEST OCCUPANCY RATE IN THE STATE WAS ON O'AHU WITH JUST UNDER 70 PERCENT OF THE ROOMS BOOKED IN SEPTEMBER - BUT EVEN THAT IS OFF NEARLY 10 PERCENT FROM SEPTEMBER, 2007.

AND THE TAKE IS WAY DOWN, TOO. THE HOSPITALITY ADVISOR REPORT SAYS THE OVERALL TAKE FOR HOTELS IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR WAS DOWN BY 58 MILLION DOLLARS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS SEPTEMBER. THAT WORKS OUT TO A SEVENTEEN PERCENT DECLINE COMPARED TO THE YEAR BEFORE. AND THE AVERAGE ROOM RATE ACROSS THE STATE WAS ALSO DOWN - BUT NOT ALL THAT MUCH. THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR A HOTEL ROOM IN HAWAII IN SEPTEMBER WAS 178 DOLLARS AND 35 CENTS - WHICH IS LESS THAN TWO PERCENT LOWER THAN IT WAS THE PREVIOUS SEPTEMBER.

(on-cam tag) IF THERE'S A SILVER LINING TO THE HOTEL VACANCIES STORY, IT'S THAT HAWAII HAD THE FOURTH HIGHEST OCCUPANCY RATES FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2008 AT 72.7 PERCENT. ONLY NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND MIAMI HAD HIGHER OCCUPANCY RATES. AND, THE STATE WAS NUMBER TWO IN THE NATION IN DAILY ROOM RATE AND REVENUE PER ROOM - SECOND ONLY TO NEW YORK CITY.

(ECON-BANKRUPTCIES)(PiP-Legal Doc)

H: BUT ANOTHER INDICATOR THAT IS HITTING HOME FOR TOO MANY LOCALS IS THE NUMBER OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS. THERE WERE 197 NEW BANKRUPTCY PETITIONS FILED IN HAWAII IN OCTOBER - AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 62 PERCENT FROM OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR. THE NUMBER IS DOWN SLIGHTLY FROM SEPTEMBER'S 209 FILINGS. ANALYSTS SAY THE NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO DROP AGAIN SLIGHTLY IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, BUT LIKELY PICK UP AGAIN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2009.

NATIONALLY, THERE WERE MORE THAN A HUNDRED THOUSAND BANKRUPTCIES FILED IN OCTOBER - THE HIGHEST SINCE THE LAWS MAKING IT TOUGHER TO FILE WENT INTO EFFECT THREE YEARS AGO.

FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR A SILVER LINING TO THIS CLOUD - HAWAII STILL HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST PER CAPITA RATES FOR BANKRUPTCY FILING IN THE NATION. HOWEVER, THE CLOUD OVER THAT SILVER LINING IS THAT HAWAII'S RATE OF FILINGS IS CLIMBING FASTER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

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J: IN ALL THE DON-TRENDING ECONOMIC NEWS, IT'S NICE TO GET A BREATH OF GOOD NEWS FROM TIME TO TIME. AND THIS WEEK, SUCH A REPORT CAME OUT. HAWAII AHS DEFIED THE DOWNWARD TREND FOR SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING. THE HAWAII DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - THE SBA - ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THAT THEY FINANCED A RECORD NUMBER OF LOANS FOR THE 12-MONTH PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30TH.

DURING THAT TIME THE SBA PROVIDED LOANS TO 523 SMALL BUSINESS ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAII - AND THAT'S AN INCREASE OF 29 PERCENT OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR. IN DOLLARS, THE SBA LENT OUT ALMOST 58 MILLION DOLLARS - AN INCREASE OF SIX PERCENT MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS 12-MONTH PERIOD.

TOP LENDERS IN HAWAII PROVIDING THE SBA-SPONSORED LOANS INCLUDE THE BANK OF HAWAII, CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK AND FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK.

THE SBA PROVIDES GUIDANCE AND CONSULTING AND - PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY - A VARIETY OF LOW-INTEREST LOANS DESIGNED TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES GET STARTED, GET NEW EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES - OR TO EXPAND. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SBA LOAN PROGRAMS AS WELL AS THEIR OTHER SERVICES, VISIT MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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H: YOU'VE SEEN THEM ACROSS MOST OF THE ISLAND OF MAUI, BUT DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY BUSES THERE ARE? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE RIDE THE BUS EVERY DAY? WELL, THERE'S A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE THAT YOUR KIDS KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS THANKS TO A CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO TURN YOUNG PEOPLE INTO MAUI BUS AMBASSADORS. JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take Maui Bus pkg) THE THEME IS "TRY TRANSIT." CATCHY...AND...IT'S WORKING. NEARLY 55 HUNDRED PEOPLE RIDE THE MAUI BUS EVERY DAY. BUT WITH THE VOLATILITY OF GAS PRICES AND THE RISING COST OF LIVING IN GENERAL, MAUI COUNTY IS PULLING OUT ALL THE...STOPS...IF YOU WILL TO GET THE WORD OUT. AND THEY'RE STARTING YOUNG.

A NEW SET OF VIDEOS, AIMED AT MAUI YOUTH ARE NOW GETTING PRETTY HEAVY PLAY AT SCHOOLS ACROSS THE IDLAND. THERE'S A VERSION AIMED AT GIRLS - WHO TRIBE UP AND HEAD TO THE MAKEUP COUNTER AT MACY'S. AND THERE'S A VERSION AIMED AT BOYS, FEATURING MODEL CARS, SKATEBOARDS AND ROCK MUSIC.

EACH VERSION INCLUDES CAMEO APPEARANCES BY MAUI MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES - WHO TOOK OFFICE SHORTLY AFTER THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE MAUI BUS IN 2006. THE VIDEOS NOT ONLY TOUT THE CONVENIENCE AND COOLNESS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - BUT THEY ALSO SNEAK IN LOSTS OF LESSONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - INCLUDING WHERE TO BE UNTIL THE APPROACHING BUS STOPS, WHERE TO SIT...EVEN HOW TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES WHILE THE BUS IS UNDERWAY.

THERE ARE 14 BUSES IN THE MAUI BUS FLEET, SERVING CENTRAL, SOUTH, WEST AND UPCOUNTRY MAUI. AND WITH ANNUAL RIDERSHIP APPROACHING TWO MILLION PEOPLE, THERE ARE MORE AND MORE OF US WHO HAVE DECIDED TO TRY TRANSIT. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(On-cam tag) PRINTABLE BUS SCHEDULES, ROUTES AND FARES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. TO ACCESS THEM, FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

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J: IT'S A PLACE YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO BE - DOING SOMETHING MOST OF US WOULD NEVER DREAM OF DOING - ACCOMPLISHED BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO GO WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AND PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE ALL IN A DAY'S WORK.

(vo) OCTOBER WAS FIRE PREVENTION MONTH, AND THE COUNTY OF MAUI FIRE DEPARTMENT DIVISION OF FIRE AND PUBLIC SAFETY RELEASED THIS VIDEO TO GIVE US A GLIMPSE OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE. A WING OF THE GRAND WAILEA RESORT AND SPA THAT WAS ABOUT TO UNDERGO RENOVATION WAS THE SCENE FOR TACTICAL AND PHYSICAL ENDURANCE TRAINING FOR FIREFIGHTERS. IN ADDITION TO FIGHTING THE BURDEN OF MORE THAN A HUNDRED POUNDS OF THEIR OWN PROTECTIVE GEAR, TRAINEES ALSO ADDED THE BURDEN OF REALISTIC MANNEQUINS - WITH REALISTIC WEIGHTS FROM 105 TO 225 POUNDS. THOSE WHO UNDERWENT THE TRAINING SAID IT WAS AMONG THE TOUGHEST THEY'D EVER ENDURED.

(ON-CAM TAG) MAUI HAS EXPERIENCED ONLY A HANDFUL OF HIGH-RISE FIRES IN RECENT MEMORY - THE HIGHEST UP BEING ON THE NINTH FLOOR OF THE MAHANA CONDOS AT KA'ANAPALI IN 1994. AT THAT TIME THE HIGH RISE HAD NO SPRINKLER SYSTEM. IT HAS SINCE BEEN RETRO-FITTED.

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H: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE MEN IN RED FROM LAHAINALUNA WERE OUT TO AVENGE THE LOSS THAT KNOCKED THEM FROM THE RANKS OF THE UNBEATEN LAST WEEK. AND DID THEY EVER. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN NAJONA ICHIMARU WILL BE HERE WITH THE DETAILS ON WORLDWIDE MENU OF FUN THINGS TO EXPERIENCE - ALL WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR OWN ISLAND. IT'S UP NEXT IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN WE COME BACK.

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K: IF YOU LOOK UP "LOPSIDED" IN THE DICTIONARY - YOU MIGHT FIND A PICTURE OF SATURDAY NIGHT'S M-I-L FOOTBALL GAME AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.

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

AFTER LOSING A HEARTBREAKER THE WEEK BEFORE TO THE BALDWIN BEARS, HANDING THEM THE M-I-L DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP, THE FOUR-AND-ONE LUNAS FROM LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL HAD VENGEANCE ON THEIR MINDS. AT STAKE WAS THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE DIVISION TWO CROWN, AND THE MEN IN RED AND WHITE HAD NO INTENTION OF TAKING ANY CHANCES AGAINST THE SECOND PLACE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI.

(vo) THE CROWD WAS ABOUT HALF THE SIZE OF THE PREVIOUS WEEK'S GAME - BUT THE LUNAS STARTED OUT JUST AS IMPRESSIVE AS THEY DID THE WEEK BEFORE. ON THE OPENING PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE, QUARTERBACK JAKE MANNING HANDS IT OFF TO JOSTIN CARBAJAL WHO RUMBLES 35 YARDS BEFORE BEING TAKEN OUT BY KAMEHAMEHA'S CONNER KIHUNE - THEN POUNCED ON BY NOAH FACURI. NO FLAG ON THE PLAY DESPITE THE LATE HIT. ON THE VERY NEXT PLAY IT'S MANNING ON THE QUARTERBACK KEEPER AND - JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE - AFTER THE TD, HE GIVES A LITTLE "EQUAL TIME" BACK TO FACURI.

THEN THE LUNAS DID WHAT THEY FAILED TO DO THREE TIMES IN A ROW LAST WEEK: THEY MADE THEIR POINT-AFTER-TOUCHDOWN. LUNAS DRAW FIRST BLOOD. AND IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO DRAW SECOND BLOOD. WATCH THIS WARRIOR BACKWARD PASS. LUNA NUMBER 25, T.J. RICKARD REALIZES IT'S A LIVE BALL AND HE SCAMPERS 65 YARDS FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. LUNA'S SECOND EXTRA POINT TRY IS ALSO GOOD AND IT'S 14-ZIP.

OVERALL - NOT A GOOD NIGHT FOR THE WARRIORS. AFTER QUARTERBACK EVAN GARCES IS FLUSHED FROM THE POCKET, HE TOSSES AN INCOMPLETE PASS. UNFORTUNATELY, HE TOSSES IT TOWARD A LINEMAN. THE YELLOW LAUNDRY MEANS INTENTIONAL GROUNDING - AND THAT MEANS A LOSS OF DOWN AND 10 YARD PENALTY. OUCH.

BUT FOR THE LUNAS, TO SAY THE LEAST, IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT. HERE MANNING TOSSES A WOBBLER TO A WIDE OPEN TY CARTER FOR THE SCORE, AND THE LUNAS-FOR-LIFE HAVE SOMETHING MORE TO CELEBRATE. ONCE AGAIN THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD - SOMETHING THE LUNAS OBVIOUSLY WORKED ON THIS WEEK. AND IT'S 21 TO NOTHING WITH LOTS OF THE FIRST QUARTER STILL TO COME.

REMEMBER WHEN I SAID IT JUST WASN'T THE WARRIORS' NIGHT? ON THIS KICKOFF, CHASE BELL ON-HANDS IT - THEN CAROMS OFF HIS OWN MAN BEFORE HAVING THE BALL KNOCKED AWAY BY THE LUNAS. FIRST AND TEN DEEP IN KAMEHAMEHA-VILLE. FOUR PLAYS LATER AND LUNA QUARTERBACK JAKE MANNING HAS PLENTY OF TIME TO FIND A WIDE OPEN TY CARTER FOR ANOTHER SCORE. ONCE AGAIN, THE EXTRA POINT IS SOLD AND THE LUNAS SCORE 28 UNANSWERED POINTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

(on-cam) HAD THEY DONE THAT THE WEEK BEFORE, THE OUTCOME MIGHT HAVE BEEN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. BUT ON THIS NIGHT, THE LAHAINALUNA SCORE MACHINE RACKED UP A TON OF THOSE UNANSWERED POINTS, PUMMELING KAMEHAMEHA MAUI BY A FINAL SCORE OF 44 TO NOTHING.

THE WIN GAVE THE LUNAS THE DIVISION TWO TITLE LAST SATURDAY NIGHT AND ON MONDAY, THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDINGS CAME OUT.

(FF-CG-VO) LAHAINALUNA EARNS THE NUMBER TWO SEED AND WILL FACE EITHER KAUAI OR ONE OF TWO O'AHU TEAMS IN THE STATE SEMIFINAL GAME NOVEMBER 28TH AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM. THE BALDWIN BEARS HAVE EARNED THE NUMBER THREE SEED IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT AND WILL FACE ONE OF TWO O'AHU TEAMS IN THE FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF GAME AT WAR MEMORIAL ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST.

THIS IS THE FINAL WEEKEND FOR REGULAR SEASON M-I-L FOOTBALL. FRIDAY NIGHT THE TROJANS FACE THE LUNAS. SATURDAY NIGHT BALDWIN TRAVELS TO NA ALII STADIUM AND MAUI HIGH WRAPS UP THEIR 2008 SEASON AGAINST KAMEHAMEHA MAUI.

(ON-CAM) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S NAJONA ICHIMARU WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


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N: THE WORD THAT SUMS UP THIS WEEK'S COMING ATTRACTIONS: INTERNATIONAL.

ALOHA EVERYONE, I'M NAJONA ICHIMARU WITH A LOOK AT THE WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO FROM AROUND THE WORLD - AND THEY ALL HAPPEN TO BE HAPPENING RIGHT HERE ON MAUI.

THIS WEEKEND IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE "URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL." THE SHOW HAS RECEIVED RAVE REVIEWS AND YOUR LAST THREE CHANCES TO BE AMONG THE RAVING REVIEWERS IS THIS WEEKEND. AN ALL-STAR CAST TAKES THE STAGE AT THE STEPPINGSTONE PLAYHOUSE AT THE QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER. THE SHOW RUNS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AND WRAPS UP WITH THE SUNDAY MATINEE. FOR SHOW TIMES AND TICKET PRICES, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT IN PUKALANI, TAKE A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY BACK THROUGH THE AGES WITH THE UNVEILING OF "HO'OMANA'O I NA WA I HULIAU" - RECALL THE PAST BEFORE THE TURNING. IT'S A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAYAL OF PRE-CONTACT HAWAI'I THROUGH THE TECHNIQUE OF "HISTOGRAPHY," THE HISTORICAL HAWAIIAN PAST WOVEN WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO MERGE PAST AND PRESENT. THIS FREE EVENT BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. FRIDAY AT THE KAMEHAMEHA MAUI CAMPUS IN PUKALANI.

THERE'S A STORM HEADED FOR UPCOUNTRY MAUI ON SATURDAY. THE HUI NO'EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER WILL HOST A FREE "ART STORM" STARTING AT 11 A.M. IT'S A CHANCE TO TO BROADEN YOUR CREATIVE HORIZONS, CONNECT WITH OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS AND TAKE PART IN AN ARTSY JAM SESSION. THE ALL DAY EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE HUI ON BALDWIN AVENUE IN MAKAWAO.

MAUI'S CULTURAL FUTURE IS FEATURED THIS WEEKEND AT THE 18TH ANNUAL HULA O NA KEIKI - MAUI'S ONLY CHILDREN'S SOLO HULA COMPETITION. THIS THREE-DAY FESTIVAL FEATURES HULA COMPETITION, CLASSES TO CREATE HULA IMPLEMENTS, LAUHALA WEAVING AND MORE. FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE KA'ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL. FOR TICKET INFORMATION, FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

AND MAUI'S KEIKI WILL ALSO BE CELEBRATED IN KIHEI SATURDAY NIGHT. THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KIHEI YOUTH CENTER WILL BE CELEBRATED AT A LU'AU CELEBRATION FUNDRAISER AT THE KIHEI YOUTH CENTER, ON SOUTH KIHEI ROAD ACROSS FROM THE KIHEI CANOE CLUB. ADMISSION IS 25 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, AND HALF PRICE FOR YOUTH 11 TO 17 YEARS OLD. KEIKI UNDER 10 ARE FREE WITH A PAYING ADULT. IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE, CLICK ON THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SAMPLE AND CELEBRATE THE CULTURE OF OKINAWA AT THE MAUI OKINAWA KENJIN KAI'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. TAIKO, ODORI, SANSHIN AND SHISHIMAI - CELEBRATING MUSIC, DANCE, MISCHIEF AND FUN MAKE THIS AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES. IT'S AN AFTERNOON TO REMEMBER THIS SUNDAY FROM 2 UNTIL 4 P.M. IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. TICKETS ARE 25, 20 AND 15 DOLLARS.

THEN LATER SUNDAY AFTERNOON, TREK HALF-WAY ACROSS THE GLOBE TO EXPERIENCE A TASTE OF ITALY. FROM 5:30 UNTIL 8 AT THE WAILEA MARRIOTT, IT'S THE THIRD ANNUAL KIHEI WAILEA ROTARY CLUB FUNDRAISER, FEATURING MUSIC FROM GRAMMY WINNER GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR, ALONG WITH TANTALIZING APPETIZERS FROM LONGHI'S, CAPISCHE, MATTEO’S AND GIAN DON'S. AND THERE WILL BE LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS - AND, OF COURSE, THE TASTE OF ITALY'S RENOWNED WINE-TASTING. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE WORLDWIDE PROJECTS OF THE KIHEI WAILEA ROTARY CLUB. TICKETS ARE 65 DOLLARS. FOR DETAILS, GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

LOOKING AHEAD - NEXT THURSDAY IS THE NEXT CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE REEF. ALL DAY NEXT THURSDAY AT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER, SPECIAL REEF CONSERVATION PRESENTATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL DAY - ALONG WITH ECO-CONSCIOUS ACTIVITIES ALL DAY LONG AND A SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD MENU SELECTION FROM THE AWARD-WINNING SEASCAPE MA'ALAEA RESTAURANT FROM 11 TO 3. THE DAY AT THE REEF EVENT GOES ALL DAY LONG AND EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ADMISSION TO THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER.

AND LOOKING EVEN FURTHER AHEAD, MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FRIDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 21ST. THAT'S THE NIGHT YOU CAN HELP STOMP OUT HUNGER ON MAUI. FEED MY SHEEP IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT REACHES OUT TO MORE THAN SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE EVERY MONTH. THEIR GOAL IS TO RAISE MONEY BY WALKING ALL NIGHT - TO END HUNGER. WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT AS THE EVEN GETS CLOSER.

OR, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE RIGHT NOW, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE FEED MY SHEEP WALK AND EVERYTHING COMING SOON TO MAUI. AND IF THERE'S A SPECIAL EVENT YOU'RE PLANNING, PLEASE LET US HELP YOU GET THE WORD OUT. 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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H: AS WE WRAP UP THIS WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH SOME OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE PRINCESS KAIULANI FESTIVAL HELD IN OCTOBER IN KEOKEA. WE RAN OUT OF TIME BEFORE WE GOT THE CHANCE TO DO THAT FOR YOU LAST WEEK.

J: BUT 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.

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J: ALOHA

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