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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week of November 13, 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.

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J: AFTER THREE STRAIGHT YEARS OF DOUBLE-DIGIT JOB GROWTH IN CONSTRUCTION, THE NUMBERS TAKE A DRASTIC TURN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.

JY: AND WORKERS ON MAUI - FROM THE UNEMPLOYED TO THE C-E-OS - ARE FEELING IT. THE NUMBERS ARE NO NEWS TO THEM - THEY'VE SEEN IT COMING FOR A WHILE.

J: AND DID YOU GET YOURS? IT MAY BE SMALL CHANGE, BUT IT'S THE LAST OF IT'S KIND. THIS WEEK THE HAWAI'I QUARTER BECAME THE LAST QUARTER TO ENTER THE NATION'S CURRENCY.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE 2008 M-I-L REGULAR FOOTBALL SEASON IS IN THE RECORD BOOKS. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LAST GAME OF THE YEAR, ALONG WITH SCORES AND POST-SEASON FOOTBALL SEEDINGS. THAT'S COMING UP THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE HERE WITH A DETAILS ON SOME ANNUAL, FAVORITE FUN WEST SIDE EVENTS. PLUS UPCOUNTRY ART AND HUNGER STOMPING. IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S FIRST - AND ONLY - TELEVISION NEWSCAST, AVAILABLE EVERY WEEK ACROSS HAWAI'I ON BROADCAST, BASIC CABLE, DIGITAL CABLE AND SATELLITE - AND WORLDWIDE AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM. I'M JEFF KING.

H: AND I'M JULIE Y. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK. A NEW UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I REPORT MAKES OFFICIAL WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE FELT FOR A LONG TIME. AND IT'S NOT GOOD.

(Turn to cam) ONE OF MAUI'S MAJOR ECONOMIC INDICATORS - CONSTRUCTION - IS DOWN - WAY DOWN. AND IT'S NOT JUST JOBS, BUT LONG-TERM PROJECTS TOO. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING BEGINS OUR COVERAGE WITH A LOOK AT THE REPORT.

(Take UHERO Pkg) THE DOCUMENT ITSELF IS NOT THICK AND TOUGH TO WADE THROUGH - IN FACT, IT'S ONLY FOUR PAGES. BUT WHAT THOSE PAGES CONTAIN IS A LITTLE HARD TO STOMACH. THE TITLE: MAUI CONSTRUCTION JOBS DOWN 12 PERCENT SINCE MARCH.

Dr. Carl Bonham, Exec Dir., UHERO

cb04: " Probably the two biggest items in the report and to point out how important construction has been to Maui's economy since 2005 - contributing a quarter to a third of the jobs gwoth between 2005 and 2007, each year. And then, what surprised me was hoe precipitous the drop has been in contracting jobs. From a peak of about 5,000 to about 45 hundred jobs. And, actually the September numbers just came out and September was down 10 percent over the previous year. So the decline has just been really, really stark."

THE REPORT, PREPARED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION - OR UHERO - GETS RIGHT TO THE POINT. IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, CONSTRUCTIONS PROJECTS - AND THEREFORE CONSTRUCTION JOBS - ARE DISAPPEARING. AND HERE'S WHY.

CB01: "Partly because Maui grew so rapidly in 2005 and 2006 - and 2007 saw very significant growth in contracting jobs. And Maui also sustained it into 2007 and 2008 wheras -other places, the Big Island, for ecxample where we saw very rapid growth. They started declining back in 2006. So we've actually a fairly simila sized drop in contracting on the Big Island but it's been spread out about a year and a half or two years - whereas Maui's has all happened since March."(++)

A CONSTRUCTION BOOM SINCE 2000 HAS CREPT STEADILY UPWARD - WITH HOME PRICES KEEPING PACE WITH THE DEMAND FOR SECOND HOMES, CONDOS AND RESORTS. THE CONSTRUCTION PEAKED IN LATE 2006 AN, WHILE PRICES REMAINED HIGH FOR A WHILE, MEDIAN PRICES BEGAN TO SWING WILDLY FROM EARLY 2007 TO NOW. FROM A PEAK OF 670 THOUSAND DOLLARS 18 MONTHS AGO TO 535 THOUSAND LAST MONTH.

SO, HOMES MAY BE CHEAPER - BUT THE SUPPLY IS ALSO DWINDLING. THE NUMBER OF BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED IN MAUI COUNTY HAS SWUNG WILDLY OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS TO A NEAR RECORD LOWS. AND FEWWR PERMITS MEAN FEWER PROJECTS. AND THAT MEANS FEWER JOBS. AND THAT AFFECTS SPECIAKLISTS - INCLUDING UNION WORKERS WHO MUST GO WHERE THE WORK IS.

CB02: "Construction jobs are fairly mobile. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the construction workers from Maui are moving to Kaua'i because that's one of the places that's still growing."(++)

IN FACT, KAUAI HAS BEEN SOLID AS A ROCK THIS YEAR. AND WHILE OTHER COUNTIES IN THE STATE HAVE SEEN CONTRACT WORK DROPPING OFF - NONE HAVE SEEN IT AS DRASTICALLY AS WE HAVE HERE ON MAUI. A 12 PERCENT DROP SINCE MARCH. THAT MEANS AT THE CURRENT RATE, MAUI CONSTRUCTION JOBS WILL DROP BY AN ANNUAL RATE OF 17 PERCENT.

AND THOSE NUMBERS TRANSLATE DIRECTLY INTO THESE. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION WORKERS HAS NEARLY DOUBLED IN JUST MORE THAN A YEAR, AND MOST CERTAINLY WILL DOUBLE SOON. DOCTOR BONHAM, AS A RESEARCHER, DOESN'T OFFER COUNSELING OR ANYTHING THERAPUTIC, BUT HE DOES HAVE AN OPINION ON WHAT THE INDUSTRY, THE COUNTY AND THE STATE CAN DO UNTIL THINGS REBOUND.

CB03: "What I tell policy makers, legislators, county councils is - if you have these projects and you know you need them. We have not invested in infrastructure in this state fior an extremely long period of time, so we need to have that work done. This is an opportune time to do it. If you can finance it - if you actually raise the necessary capital, which is a challenge in itself, then this is a perfect time to do that."

AND NOW THAT THE ELECTION IS OVER AND GOVERNMENT CAN GET BACK TO WORK, BONHAM POINTS OUT THAT THERE MAY ACTUALLY NEVER BE A BETTER TIME TO TACKLE MAJOR PROJECTS. SHIPPING AND MATERIAL PRICES ARE DROPPING WITH OIL PRICES, AND THERE CERTAINLY IS NO SHORTAGE OF SKILLED LABOR. /////// REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) TO READ THE REPORT FOR YOURSELF, GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(UHERO REAX)(PiP-Construction Work)

J: LIVING IN AN ISLAND COMMUNITY - WHERE THERE AREN'T THOUSANDS OF PROJECTS, OR JOBS - BUT HUNDREDS - THE SWING FROM ONE REPORTING PERIOD TO THE NEXT CAN BE DRASTIC. LONGTIMERS LIKE GOODFELLOW BROTHERS AND THE DORVAN LEIS COMPANY HAVE SEEN WILD CHANGES IN THE NUMBERS - BUT, THEY TOLD US, THERE'S ALMOST ALWAYS BEEN SOME BASE OF STABILITY. THIS TIME, THEY SAY, THEY DON'T SEE THAT

Steve Goodfellow, president, Goodfellow Brothers, Incorporated

sg02-B: "I don't know all of the improvement budgets for the last five years but I think that there have been hundreds of millions of dolars for projects that had money allocated for them - but I look around Maui and I just don't see the projects themselves."

IN HER RECENT VIEWPOINT IN THE MAUI NEWS, MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES TOUTED THE BUDGET FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AT 113 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THIS YEAR AND ANOTHER 100 MILLION NEXT YEAR. THAT SOUNDS LIKE GREAT NEWS. BUT GOODFELLOW SAYS, WHILE IT MAKES FOR GOOD PUBLICITY - IT'S NOT WHAT'S HAPPENING.

SG01: "Well, I think the money's been allocated but it's not been spent. The quetions is: It hasn't come out in projects. We're not seeing the projects out on the street. ///So, I think that something is holding up that money from coming out and getting into projects."

WHAT IS WINDING UP ON THE STREETS: OUT OF WORK CONSTRUCTION CREWS.

SG05: "A year ago we had 340 employees her on Maui. Now we have 150. /// So we've laid off nearly 200 people in one year's time."

Stephen Leis, president, Dorvan Leis Co.

SL01: About one year ago at the end of '07 we had about 163 hourly employees on Maui and we're down about half at this point in time.///And based on what I'm hearing we're probably going to have to reduce that even more - going forward."

RIKI TENGAN IS AN INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SALESMAN - OR HAD BEEN - FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. BUT NOT ANY MORE.

Rikizo Tengan, Unemployed

RT01: "Not any more. They came in one morning, took me upstairs, said 'here's my package,' this and that and I was out of there in a half-hour. Gone. It was like a shock.///The day before that they laid off another guy that worked in the service department and right after that we're talking about 'oh! Look what's going on.' And the next day it was me. It was unbelievable. I'm still in shock."

SG03: "It's very frustrating. It's really hard on the people that work so hard, everyday. And to have them go home to their families and not have work for them - it's very, very hard."

WITH REVENUE FORECASTS FOR THE COUNTY DROPPING, BIG TICKET PROJECTS WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST TO GO BACK ON THE SHELF. BUT, GOODFELLOW SAY, EVEN IF THEY COULD GET PRIVATE FINANCING - WHICH IS ALSO MUCH TOUGHER FOR EVERYONE THESE DAYS, MONEY ISN'T THE ONLY OBJECT:

SG04: "There's a lot of problems with the 'Show me the Water' bill. The show me the water bill is causing a lot of projects to not be abvle to get approval. That private money coming into the construction industry is critical because you can't rely on government to come up with all of the money. So, between the public sector not getting the projects out and the private sector not being able to get their projects out - it's going to be really difficult on Maui for at least the next 12 to 18 months."

LEIS TOLD US HE THINKS THE RECOVERY MAY TAKE EVEN LONGER - PERHAPS UP TO FIVE YEARS. AND EVEN THEN THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES

SL02: "The projects that we have and we had a significant amount of projects. those projects right now, we're boing told on almost a daily basis are either on hold, being postponed or possibly even cancelled at this point in time."

GOODFELLOW HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS ON MAUI FOR SOME 40 YEARS. HE'S SEEN THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS BEFORE ON THE VALLEY ISLE. BUT THIS TIME, IT'S DIFFERENT.

SG06: "The biggest difference this time is that - in the past - there were problems with the Japanese economy but the United States' economy was still strong. Right now this is a worldwide problem. It's not just the Japanese economy but this is the core. It's our own country's problem. There has never been an adjustment in the stock market in that 35 years like we're having now. The amount of wealth that's been lost. The amount of confidence that's been lost - is huge. So when you start having a lack of confidence in the banking system. You have lack of confidence in your ability to do something...you know, Hawai'i is going to get hit harder than anywhere else. We are probably the first vacation that people might give up because we're more expensive. Tthe second home market has certainly not prospered in tough economic times. I would expect this one to be more difficult than the others as far as recovery goes."

LEIS TOLD US THAT HIS COMPANY HAS INVESTED HEAVILY IN TRAINING YOUNG WORKERS IN THE SPECIALIZED FIELDS OF PLUMBING, AIR CONDITIONING AND FIRE PROTECTION. AS JOBS DRY UP, THOSE PEOPLE MAY HAVE TO FIND NEW CAREERS.

SL03: "Without work and trying to raise a family, I'm not exactly sure what they're going to have to do. I'd expect we'd lose - the construction industry would lose a fair amount of the talent we've just spent five years training."

IN THE SHORT TERM THE DORVAN LEIS COMPANY IS OK - AS THE MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR FOR THE HONUA KAI CONDOMINIM COMPLEX GOING UP IN KA'ANAPALI. BUT THAT'S ALMOST ALL THEIR EGGS IN ONE BASKET. LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD, LEIS SAID CUTBACKS WILL LIKELY BE INEVITABLE - NOT JUST IN STAFF AND EXPENSES - BIT ALSO IN THEIR CHARITABLE GIVING - SOMETHING HE SAYS HURTS THE FAMILY DEEPLY. AND FOR THE GOODFELLOW FAMILY?

SG02: "There's no question our company is looking for work right now. It's a great time for the State and the County to come out with projects because contractors are hungry and we have a lot of people sitting at home and waiting for work. And so we're very aggressive and you'd get a lot of bang for your buck right now.

(on-cam tag) IN FUTURE REPORTS ON THIS TOPIC, MAUI TV NEWS WILL BRING YOU AN EVEN CLOSER LOOK AT THE ECONOMIC ENGINES OF MAUI COUNTY - AND WHAT IT WILL LIKELY TAKE TO GET THEM BACK ON ALL CYLINDERS.AS A NEWS ORGANIZATION, OUR JOB IS TO FIND OUT STUFF AND TELL PEOPLE ABOUT IT. AND THAT USUALLY INVOLVES TELLING THE TWO SIDES OF EVERY STORY. BUT IN THIS CASE, THE STORY REALLY ONLY SEEMS TO HAVE ONE SIDE - AND IT'S NOT A PRETTY ONE. BUT IT IS ONE WE THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

(ML&P - COLE/WEBBER)(PIP-COLE/WEBBER)

JY: ONE OF THE LARGEST COMPANIES ON MAUI AFFECTED BY FINANCING OF THEIR HUGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IS MAUI LAND AND PINEAPPLE. LAST MONTH THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED THAT THAT IT'S CORPORATE DEBT HAD SOARED BY TEN TIMES THE AMOUNT IT WAS JUST THREE YEARS AGO. LAST WEEK, THEIR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ANNOUNCED HE'S STEPPING DOWN.

(FF-CG-VO) DAVID COLE - THE SECOND-HIGHEST PAID C-E-O IN THE STATE, ANNOUNCED FRIDAY THAT HE WILL RESIGN, EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST. TAKING HIS PLACE WILL BE MAUI LAND'S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, ROB WEBBER. WEBBER JOINED THE COMPANY TWO YEARS AGO AFTER SERVING IN TOP MANAGEMENT OF SEVERAL SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE TURNAROUND POSITIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. WEBBER WILL SERVE AS PRESIDENT AND C-E-O AND WARREN HARUKI WILL SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMPANY. HARUKI'S BACKGROUND IS VARIED. HE WAS MOST RECENTLY A FARMER ON KAUA'I. BEFORE THAT HE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF HAWAIIAN TELCOM. HE IS ALSO A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT.

(ON-CAM) COLE JOINED THE COMPANY FIVE YEARS AGO AND BROUGHT DRAMATIC FINANCIAL TURNAROUNDS IN 2004 AND 2005. SINCE THEN, HOWEVER, THE COMPANY HAS GOTTEN OUT OF THE CANNED PINEAPPLE BUSINESS AND IS TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF ELIMINATING PINEAPPLE FROM THEIR JOB DESCRIPTION. IT'S BEEN DURING THIS PERIOD THAT THE COMPANY HAS SEEN IT'S DEBT SKYROCKET. THAT, COUPLED WITH THE AUGUST COLLAPSE OF LEHMAN BROTHERS - THE COMPANY'S CHIEF KA'ANAPALI FINANCING SOURCE - IS THE REASON BUSINESS EXPERTS SAY A CHANGE WAS NEEDED AT THE TOP.

(superferry-job loss)(PiP-SUPERFERRY)

J: AND THE WATERS AREN'T ALL THAT SMOOTH FOR HAWAII SUPERFERRY. AFTER WORD LAST MONTH THAT THE COMPANY WOULD DELAY THE LAUNCH OF THEIR SECOND SUPERFERRY, WORD EARLY LAST WEEK THAT THE COMPANY WAS TRIMMING THE NUMBER OF SAILINGS BETWEEN KAHULUI AND HONOLULU - INCLUDING ELIMINATING TUESDAY SAILINGS ENTIRELY.

THEN, AT THE END OF LAST WEEK CAME NEWS THAT CONFIRMED RUMORS AND SHOCKED MANY: MAUI'S MANAGER OF SUPERFERRY OPERATIONS, DUANE KIM, WAS RELEASED FROM HIS JOB. ON TOP OF THAT, TERRY O'HALLORAN, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL CAST AND CREW OF THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY, WAS ALSO FIRED. BOTH MEN APPARENTLY LEARNED THEIR JOBS WERE BEING ELIMINATED LATE IN OCTOBER. AND THE TERMINATIONS TOOK EFFECT NOVEMBER FIRST.

ACCORDING TO A STORY IN THE PACIFIC BUSINESS NEWS, WHILE THE COMPANY SAYS IT DOES NOT COMMENT ON PERSONNEL DECISIONS, IT DID CONFIRM THAT ABOUT 10 OF THE COMPANY'S 200 JOBS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED.


TOSS TO B BLOCK

JY: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE ECONOMY ISN'T THE ONLY PLACE WE'RE FEELING A DROUGHT. UP NEXT, AN UPDATE ON THE ACTUAL DROUGHT - AND WHEN WEATHER EXPERTS SAY RELIEF MIGHT COME.

J: AND A DAY THE STATE HAS WAITED 10 YEARS TO SEE FINALLY CAME ON MONDAY WHEN THE NEW HAWAII STATE QUARTER HIT THE STREETS.

JY: AND IF YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO HAVE THE ENTIRE MAUI OCEAN CENTER TO YOURSELF - YOU CAN. BUT THERE'S A CATCH. YOU HAVE TO SLEEP WITH THE SHARKS. WE'LL HAVE DETAILS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(rainfall-water use)(PiP-Drop)

JY: IT MAY SOUND LIKE THE OPENING LINE OF A JOKE, BUT NOBODY AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - OR HERE ON MAUI - SEEMS TO BE LAUGHING. LAST MONTH IT WAS SO DRY IN SOUTH MAUI THAT THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE POINTED OUT THAT IT HAS RAINED LES IN KIHEI ALL YEAR THAN IT RAINS SOME OTHER PLACES IN THE STATE - IN AN HOUR.

(ff-cg-vo) MOST OF THE RAIN GAGES ACROSS MAUI COUNTY RECORDED WELL BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AGAIN IN OCTOBER - WITH THE EXCEPTIONS OF OHEO GULCH AND THE GAGE ON KAHO'OLAWE. ONCE AGAIN, PU'U KUKUI IN KAHALAWAI RECORDED THE MOST RAINFALL AT NEARLY A FOOT OF RAIN - BUT EVEN THAT WAS ONLY 44 PERCENT OF NORMAL. AND ONE OF THE MORE CRITICAL MEASURES OF THE DROUGHT OF 2008 WAS THE GAGE AT WEST WAILUAIKI. THERE, THE THREE INCHES OF RAIN ALL MONTH WAS ONLY 20 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THAT'S THE REGION THAT SERVES THE EAST MAUI IRRIGATION DITCH SYSTEM THAT CARRIES WATER TO UPCOUNTRY AND CENTRAL MAUI.

(ON-CAM) ONE OF THE PARDON-THE-PUN TRICKLE-DOWN EFFECTS OF THE CONTINUING DROUGHT IS THE IMPACT ON HAWAII'S LIVESTOCK. OFFICIALS REPORT THAT THE CATTLE INDUSTRY IS ONLY SEEING ABOUT 50 PERCENT OF NEW BIRTHS COMPARED TO A NORMAL SEASON. POOR PASTURE CONDITIONS HAVE EVEN BEEN BLAMED FOR LIVESTOCK DEATHS.

BUT SOMEHOW - DESPITE THE LACK OF RAIN, MAUI WATER USERS ARE CONSERVING.

(FF-CG-VO) DESPITE LESS THAN A 10TH OF AN INCH OF RAIN AT PU'U KUKUI, AND BARELY A SPRINKLE IN EAST MAUI, WATER USE DROPPED IN ALL FIVE REPORTING AREAS. IN ALL, WATER USE WAS DOWN BY MORE THAN A MILLION GALLONS A DAY OVER THE PERVIOUS WEEK, AND DOWN MORE THAN THREE MILLION GALLONS A DAY COMPARED TO THE SAME WEEK IN 2007.

(ON-CAM) IF THERE'S A SILVER LINING TO THE DRY FORECAST IT MAY COME IN THE FIRST PART OF NEXT YEAR WHEN, HOPEFULLY, THERE WILL BE MORE CLOUD THAN SILVER LINING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN HONOLULU SAYS NEUTRAL CONDITIONS IN THE FIRST PART OF 2009 - MEANING NEITHER AN EL NINO OR A LA NINA PATTERN - SHOULD RESULT IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER WINTER TEMPERATURES FOR MAUI COUNTY - AND ABOVE-AVERAGE RAINFALL.


(NEW QUARTER)(PiP-HAWAII QUARTER)

J: WRAPPING UP A TEN-YEAR PROGRAM, THE HAWAI'I STATE QUARTER WAS OFFICIALLY INTRODUCED MONDAY. WHILE THE QUARTERS WERE AVAILABLE STATEWIDE, ALL THE BUZZ WAS IN DOWNTOWN HONOLULU - WHERE GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE AND U.S. MINT DIRECTOR ED MOY, PASSED OUT FREE QUARTERS TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

MOY SAYS THE SERIES OF QUARTERS - EACH UNIQUE IN A DESIGN FOR THE STATE IT REPRESENTS, IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL IN THE HISTORY OF COINAGE IN THE UNITED STATES. EVERY 10 WEEKS FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS, A NEW COIN HAS BEEN INTRODUCED - IN THE ORDER THE STATES JOINED THE UNION. THERE ARE NOW 34 BILLION OF THE STATE QUARTERS IN CIRCULATION.

IF YOU THINK YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN THE HAWAII QUARTER IN JEWELRY STORES OR PAWN SHOPS, YOU MIGHT HAVE. SPECIALLY STRUCK SO-CALLED SILVER PROOF VERSIONS OF THE NEW QUARTER HAVE BEEN FLOATING AROUND SINCE SHORTLY AFTER THE DESIGN WAS APPROVED IN JANUARY. THOSE COINS ARE ACTUALLY STRUCK TWICE FOR EXTRA CLARITY OF DESIGN. THE ONES MOST OF WILL SEE ARE STRUCK JUST ONCE-AND WILL HAVE THE TINY "D" ON THEM, SIGNIFYING THEY WERE STRUCK AT THE DENVER MINT. THE HAWAII QUARTERS DISTRIBUTED ON THE EAST COAST WILL HAVE A "P" ON THEM -MEANING THEY WERE CREATED AT THE PHILADELPHIA MINT.

(MOC SLEEPOVER)(PiP-cUTEkIDS)

JY: REMEMBER THE LINE IN THE GODFATHER WHEN TESSIO TELLS SONNY THAT "LUCA BRASSI SLEEPS WITH THE FISHES?" WELL, IN 1972 THAT MAY HAVE BEEN A BAD THING. BUT IN 2008, AS MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TELLS US, ALMOST NOTHING COULD BE MORE FUN.

(Take MOC Sleepover pkg) BY DAY OR NIGHT, THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER IS AN INCREDIBLE PLACE TO VISIT. THE CRITTERS THAT LIVE THERE ARE PERFECTLY AT HOME AND MESMERIZING TO WATCH. BUT IMAGINE - HAVING THE ENTIRE OCEAN CENTER TO YOURSELF. YOU CAN - AT A MAUI OCEAN CENTER SLEEPOVER. THE SLEEPOVERS HAPPEN QUITE OFTEN - TWO TO THREE TIMES A MONTH. AND THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF YOUTH GROUPS THAT WANT TO SIGN UP.

Kecia Joy, Education Director, MOC

KC01: "We do it for special groups - girl scouts, boy scouts, church groups. We've done Montesorri School and other school groups have come through here."

WE FOLLOWED BROWNIE TROOP 240 LAST FRIDAY - AS THE EXCITEMENT MOUNTED- ALL THEIR STUFF WAS BROUGHT IN AND THE FUN BEGAN. BUT, IF YOU KEIKI DOESN'T BELONG TO TROOP, PACK, DEN, CHURCH OR CLUB - NO WORRIES - THEY DO PUBLIC SLEEPOVERS FOUR TIMES A YEAR PLUS PUBLIC SLEEPOVERS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT - ALL FOR ONE REASON.

kc02: "Well it's extremely educational. It's all about education. Really, really involving the kids in a hands-on way. They get three naturalists - trained marine -ocean naturalists. And they get the park to themselves - which is such a wonderful experience. Nobody around to distract them, and we do special themes. For instance these are girl scouts tonight and they're trying to earn a special badge. So we have set up stations and we have all kinds of things for them to learn to earn their special badge."

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED THE FEEDING - AND TEAM OBSERVATION OF THE FEEDING OF GREEN SEA TURTLES. THEN, AFTER DARK, THEN IT'S ON TO THE TIDEPOOLS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENES THERE AFTER DARK. UNDER A HALF-MOON, THESE BROWNIES LEARNED THAT - WITH THEIR RED FLAHLIGHTS - SHARKS EYES GLOW JUST LIKE CATS EYES DO. ON A MAUI OCEAN CENTER SLEEPOVER, THERE LOTS TO LEARN - LIKE HOW TO SOUND LIKE A DOLPHIN - OR A WHALE. YOU GET TO SEE THE FISH YOU CAN SEE DURING THE DAY - AND THE LOBSTERS THAT ONLY COME OUT WHEN THE COAST IS CLEAR.

AND WHILE THE STARFISH AND THE TINE SHRIMP SEARCH FOR FOOD - SLEEPVERERS DON'T HAVE TO. THERE'S PIZZA AND JUICE...AND A FRONT A CENTER SEAT IN FRONT OF THE BIG TANK. AND ON THIS NIGHT, THEY MAY EVEN GET TO SEE NATURE TAKES ITS COURSE.

KC03: "There's a gray reef shark who has been pregnant a long time - and it could be tonight! You never know. That's part of the beauty of getting to sleep right here alongside them."

WHILE IT IS WORK - SORT OF - FOR THE OCEAN CENTER STAFF - ONE OF THE GREATEST REWARDS IS WHEN KECIA LOOKS INTO THESE YOUNG EYES AND SEES THE SAME SPARK THAT FIRED HER CAREER YEARS AGO.

KC04: "...I see that 'wow,' I see that 'aha' moment and it makes my heart just grow and I think, yes, that's what happened to me. And that's what I want for everyone to connect deeply with nature - with the ocean - it's a beautiful place."

A BEAUTIFUL PLACE THAT SURROUNDS OUR ISLANDS - NIGHT AND DAY. REPORTING FROM MA'ALAEA FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER ACTUALLY HOLDS DOZENS OF SLEEPOVERS EVERY YEAR. IF YOU'D LIKE TO FIND OUT HOW TO SIGN UP YOUR GROUP OF EAGER YOUNG AND AQUATICALLY-INQUISITIVE MINDS, GOT TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.


(Toss to C Block)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE REGULAR SEASON IS OVER FOR M-I-L FOOTBALL AND THERE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A LOT OF SURPRISES, BUT THERE SURE WERE A LOT OF THRILLS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: THEN HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE HERE WITH THE DETAILS ON MAUI'S FAVORITE ART FORM THAT INVOLVES FROZEN WATER AND CHAINSAWS. PLUS, THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE 3,000 YEARS OF HAWAIIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY IN ONE NIGHT. IT'S UP NEXT IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN WE COME BACK.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: THIS YEAR WAS A SEASON OF M-I-L FOOTBALL WITHOUT A LOT OF SURPRISES - UNLESS YOU HAPPEN TO BE THE BALDWIN BEARS.

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

THE BEARS TEMPTED FATE IN FOUR OF THEIR SEVEN GAMES THIS YEAR, NARROWLY SNATCHING VICTORY FROM DEFEAT IN THE FINAL MOMENTS OF EACH OF THOSE CONTESTS. BUT, THEY’VE CONTINUED THEIR STREAK TO 36 GAMES WITHOUT A LEAGUE LOSS. THAT MEANS AN ENTIRE STUDENT BODY HAS COME AND GONE AT BALDWIN SINCE THE LAST TIME THE BEARS LOST A GAME. THAT CAME AT THE HANDS OF LAHAINALUNA IN OCTOBER OF 2004. SATURDAY NIGHT, IT WAS A NAIL-BITER AGAIN AS THE BEARS AND NA ALII OF KING KEKAULIKE CHANGED LEADS FIVE TIMES IN THE SECOND HALF ALONE. BUT IN THE END, BALDWIN CLAIMED ANOTHER PERFECT SEASON WITH A 30-27 VICTORY OVER NA ALII.

MEANWHILE, DOWN COUNTRY ON THAT SAME BREEZY SATURDAY NIGHT THE SEASON WRAPPED UP FOR THE ENTIRE M-I-L AS THE OH AND SIX MAUI HIGH SABERS HAD THEIR LAST CHANCE TO NOTCH ONE IN THE WIN COLUMN AS THEY FACED THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI.

(VO) A CROWD THAT MIGHT BEST BE DESCRIBED AS "SPARSE" CAME TO WITNESS THE FINAL MATCHUP OF THE '08 CAMPAIGN THAT FEATURES A NICE MOVE BY SABER QUARTERBACK JORDAN INAMASU FOR A GAIN OF NINE YARDS BEFORE HE'S BROUGHT DOWN THE WARRIORS' NOAH FACURI. AS THE WIND BLEW, THERE REALLY WASN'T EVEN ENOUGH CROWD TO HUDDLE TOGETHER - BUT THEY KEPT WARM BY BEATING THEIR HANDS TOGETHER RHYTHMICALLY. HERE, AFTER AN EXCELLENT PUNT, KAMEHAMEHA'S CHAYSEN MIYAZONO LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT BREAK AWAY - BUT MAUI HIGH'S LYMAN FRANCO AND KYLE SENTINELLA SAY NUH-UNH.

THE SABERS' DEFENSE SWARMED AGAIN AS WARRIOR Q-B ELI FERREIRA HANDS IT TO KELONI KAMALANI JUST AS KAMALANI HANDS HIMSELF TO MAUI HIGH'S ADAM MARQUEZ WHO CORK-SCREWS HIM INTO THE TURF. THEN, VERY GOOD DOWNFIELD COVERAGE GAVE WARRIOR QUARTERBACK FERREIRA NO OPTIONS AND HE'S DRAGGED TO THE TURF. WARRIORS TRY AGAIN AS FERREIRA AIRS IT OUT TO RYAN MOUNTCASTLE - BUT MAUI HIGH'S KYLE SENTINELLA SEPARATES HIM FROM THE BALL AND WILLET DRAPETE POUNCES ON IT FOR MAUI HIGH.

THE MAUI HIGH FAITHFUL ARE TRUE TO THEIR SABERS AND THEY'RE REWARDED ON THIS PLAY AS JORDAN INAMASU TOSSES A PERFECT PASS TO AUSTIN PIERMAN WHO WOULD NOT LET IT GO!. FIRST AND GOAL AT THE WARRIORS FIVE YARD LINE. BUT THEN THE WARRIOR DEFENSE KICKS IN. FIRST, INAMASU HANDS IT OFF TO JOHN ASUNCION WHO GETS SPUN BACKWARD FOR A LOSS OF TWO. SECOND AND SEVEN AND ITS INAMASU ON THE KEEPER...WHICH BECOMES A TWO-LARD LOSER. NOW IT'S THIRD AND GOAL ON THE NINE WITH JUST MORE THAN A MINUTE LEFT IN THE PERIOD. THAT'S SABER MICHAEL ASUNCION IN MOTION AND INAMASU AIMS TOWARD HIM BUT HE'S OFF THE MARK. WITH THE WIND AT HIS BACK JACOB COLOMA-MONIZ DRILLS THE FIELD GOAL AND THE SABERS SCORE FIRST, LEADING IT THREE ZIP AT THE END OF THE FIRST PERIOD.

A LOT OF SABER PRIDE ON THE LINE ON THE LAST GAME OF THE YEAR - AND OF THEIR CAREER FOR 26 GRADUATING SENIORS - WHO MAKE UP MORE THAN HALF OF THE MAUI HIGH ROSTER. FOR THE WARRIORS, MAKING UP NEARLY HALF OF THE OFFENSIVE LINE, BIG NUMBER 58 LA'AKEA KANE TIPS THE SCALES AT AN EVEN 400 POUNDS. ON THIS PLAY HE DOES HIS PART AND NUMBER 22 KELONI KAMALANI DOES THE REST AS HE BOLTS DOWN THE RIGHT SIDE FOR A KAMEHAMEHA TOUCHDOWN. THE POINT AFTER IS GOOD AND THE WARRIORS TAKE THE LEAD.

(on-cam) IN FACT, FROM THAT POINT, KAMEHAMEHA MAUI NEVER LOOKED BACK AGAIN. THEY PULLED AWAY TO WIN IT 30 TO NOTHING OVER MAUI HIGH.

(FF-CG-VO) THE WIN PUTS THE WARRIORS ABOVE 500 FOR THE SEASON IN DIVISION TWO. LAHAINALUNA'S WIN FRIDAY NIGHT OVER THE TROJANS GIVES THEM A 7 AND ONE RECORD FOR THE SEASON. THE TROJANS FINISHED THIRD. IN DIVISION ONE, BALDWIN'S PERFECT SEASON ENDED KING K'S HOPES OF A WINNING SEASON. THE SABERS WENT WINLESS ONCE AGAIN.

THE STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT WILL BRING THE BEARS OUT FIRST - HOSTING LEILEHUA NEXT FRIDAY AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM. IN DIVISION TWO, LAHAINALUNA DRAWS A FIRST-ROUND BYE AND WILL WAIT UNTIL THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING TO FACE EITHER RADFORD OR KAUA'I. THAT GAME WILL ALSO BE PLAYED AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.

(ON-CAM) IN GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL, MAUI'S TWO DIVISION WINNERS EACH CAPTURED FOURTH PLACE IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT SATURDAY AT THE STAN SHERIFF CENTER IN HONOLULU. KAMEHAMEHA MAUI FELL TO KAHUKU IN THE DIVISION ONE THIRD PLACE MATCH. AND THE MOLOKAI LADY FARMERS WERE DEFEATED BY KAILUA IN THE DIVISION TWO THIRD PLACE MATCH. HAWAII BAPTIST CLAIMED THE OVERALL STATE DIVISION TWO TITLE IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL AND - IN DIVISION ONE - KAMEHAMEHA O’AHU CLAIMED THE TITLE.

(ON-CAM) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS A SEASON OR SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP, GET THE WORD TO US AND WE'LL GET THE WORD TO EVERYONE ELSE. SEND THE INFORMATION - AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE - TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


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HC: WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING - FROM ICE SCULPTING TO AN ALL NIGHT WALK TO STOMP OUT HUNGER - IT'S TIME FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S REPORT. I'M HOLLY CHUNG WITH THE RUNDOWN OF A WIDE RANGE OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO ON THE VALLEY ISLE THIS WEEK.

NOTHING SAYS "FINE ART" LIKE THE GENTLE RHYTHM OF...CHAINSAWS? YES. IT'S TIME FOR AN ANNUAL FAVORITE EVENT AT LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. THIS WEEKEND IT'S THE EXTREMELY POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ICE SCULPTING EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION. THE EVENT HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO TWO DAYS THIS YEAR AS 10 ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAII - AND THE NATION OF JAPAN - CRANK UP THEIR CHAIN SAWS TO TURN BLOCKS OF ICE INTO WORKS OF ART. THE FREE EVENT INCLUDES FREESTYLE CARVING FROM 11 UNTIL 1 SATURDAY AND ON SUNDAY FROM 11 TO 1, COMPETITORS WILL GO HEAD TO HEAD TO DAZZLE THE CROWD AND THE JUDGES - AND LET THE ICE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.

IF YOU'RE IN THE MOOD FOR SOMETHING MUCH QUIETER, SIT BACK AND TAKE IN 3,000 YEARS OF HAWAIIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. SONNY CHING AND HALAU NA MAMO O PU'UANAHULU WILL PRESENT HO'OULU I KA NA'AUAO. THIS POWERFUL MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE COMBINES CHANT, SONG, DANCE, VIDEO AND STORYTELLING TO PAINT THE HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII THROUGH THE AGES. THE SHOW STARTS AT 7:30 SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MACC. TICKETS ARE 40, 25 AND 12 DOLLARS AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

IS YOUR HIGH SCHOOL SON OR DAUGHTER A GIFTED ARTIST? THEN DON'T MISS "PORTFOLIO DAY" THIS SUNDAY AT THE HUI NO'EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER IN MAKAWAO. EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM ART COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WILL BE AT THE HUI THIS SUNDAY BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 2 P.M. TO MEET WITH STUDENTS, CRITIQUE THEIR WORK, SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR SCHOOLS AND HELP FINE-TUNE YOUR YOUNG ARTIST'S PORTFOLIO DURING ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS. THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

AND SPEAKING OF TALENTED KEIKI - NEXT THURSDAY IS ANOTHER ANNUAL FAVORITE WESTSIDE EVENT ON MAUI. IT'S THE NA MELE O MAUI SONG CONTEST. MAUI COUNTY STUDENTS FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE WILL SING THEIR HEARTS OUT IN TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN SONG. THE CONTEST IS NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH FROM 9 A.M. UNTIL 2 P.M. IN THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE HYATT REGENCY RESORT AND SPA IN KA'ANAPALI. ADMISSION FEES HELP RAISE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS. AND, ALL WEEK LEADING UP TO THE SONG CONTEST, ENJOYED HIGH SCHOOL JURIED ART, FEATURING TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN THEMES - IN THE LOBBY OF THE HYATT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CONTEST AND EXHIBITION, VISIT MAUITVNES-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT, IT'S THE 50TH ANNUAL MISS MAUI FILIPINA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT. SINGLE WOMEN OF FULL OR PART FILIPINO ANCESTRY BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 27 WILL COMPETE IN A VARIETY OF EVENTS, EACH HOPING TO SUCCEED TE REIGNING MISS MAUI FILIPINA, RHODA CASTILLIO. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP AWARD, ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE TO THE PHILIPPINES AND A TRAVEL ALLOWANCE. THE PAGEANT BEGINS AT 7 P.M. NEXT FRIDAY AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. FOR TICKET INFORMATION, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

ALSO NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT - NOT TO MENTION WELL INTO SATURDAY, IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO 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. THERE'S STILL TIME FOR YOU TO FORM A TEAM OF 10 TO WALK THE RELAY FROM 6 P.M. NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 21ST UNTIL 6 A.M. SATURDAY MORNING AT THE MAUI SOCCER FIELD IN KAHULUI. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

AND IF THERE'S A SPECIAL EVENT YOU'RE PLANNING, LET US HELP YOU GET THE WORD OUT. JUST 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 HOLLY CHUNG. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.


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J: (vo) BEFORE WE GO THIS WEEK, WE WANTED TO POINT THE WAY TO A SHOW THAT'S FREE, AND FASCINATING. THE PREMIERE OF HO'OMANA'O I NA WA I HULIAU - THE WORK OF MAUI PHOTOGRAPHER SHANE TEGARDEN, EMPLOYES A TECHNIQUE CALLED "HISTOGRAPHY," AN ART FORM THAT TAKES THE IMAGINATION AND SKILLS OF A TRAINED PHOTOGRAPHER AND COMBINES TGHEM WITH PRISTINE SETTINGS AND COMPLETELY AUTHENTIC COSTUMES AND PEOPLE. THE RESULT: A REALISTIC, MODERN GLIMPSE AT PRE-CONTACT HAWAII.

J: (TWO-SHOT)(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU MISSED THAT AMAZING EXPERIENCE, YOU'LL GET ANOTHER CHANCE. TO EXPERIENCE HO'OMANAO'O I NA WA I HULIAU - RECALL THE PAST BEFORE THE TURNING, CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR THE NEXT SHOW NEAR YOU.

JY: AND WHILE YOU'RE THERE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM, CHECK THE 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. 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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