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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning November 29, 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.

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J: IT'S COMING...BUT NOT QUITE YET. WE'LL TELL YOU WHY SUPERFERRY HAS POSTPONED STARTUP BY ALMOST A WEEK.

JY: AND WHEN THE ALAKAI FINALLY ARRIVES, LOCAL AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS WILL BE AS PREPARED AS THEY CAN BE. COAST GUARD OFFICIALS CAME TO MAUI THIS WEEK TO SURVEY AND SET UP SECURITY ZONES.

J: AND A COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO COME TO THE AID OF A MAUI POLICE OFFICER STRICKEN WITH BONE CANCER.

JY: IN SPORTS, IT WAS A THRILLING WEEKEND FOR FOOTBALL ACROSS HAWAII. KALAPANA WILL BRING US THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF IT ALL IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOW ABOUT SOME HEALING FOR THE HOLIDAYS? HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE ALONG WITH THE DETAILS ON A UNIQUE FESTIVAL OF HEALING AT MCC. THAT AND MUCH MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. JUST WHEN THE LEGAL CHALLENGES FINALLY SUBSIDED FOR THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY...THE NATURAL CHALLENGES CHURNED UP.

(turn to cam)(PiP: Superferry)

THE MODERATE MID-AUTUMN SWELL THAT DISLODGED THE SUPERFERRY'S GIANT LOADING BARGE TWO WEEKS AGO MAY BE JUST A RIPPLE COMPARED TO THINGS TO COME. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE DETAILS ON THE DAMAGE, AND THE DELAYS.

(take SUPERFERRYpackage) IT WAS TERMED A "MODERATE SWELL" THAT ROLLED IN TWO WEEKS AGO AND BEGAN TUGGING AND YAWING AT THE MASSIVE BARGE THAT TRANSFERS CARS FROM PIER 2-C TO THE ALAKAI - SEEN HERE DOING ITS DUTY UNDER CALM CONDITIONS IN AUGUST OF THIS YEAR.

BUT ON THE AFTERNOON OF NOVEMBER 14TH, WITHIN MINUTES OF SECOND CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE JOSEPH CARDOZA'S RULING ALLOWING THE SUPERFERRY TO RETURN TO KAHULUI HARBOR, THE STRAIN OF THE SWELLS OVERWHELMED THE RESTRAINTS AND THE BARGE TORE LOOSE...SLAMMING INTO THE GIANT OLD TRACTOR TIRES AND DENTING THE MASSIVE RUBBER BUMBER PLATE. WORK CREWS ALSO REPLACED THE HEFTY BOLLARD THAT WAS SENT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HARBOR WHEN THE BARGE BROKE LOOSE.

SUPERFERRY OFFICIALS WERE CONFIDENT ENOUGH THAT THE DAMAGE COULD BE REPAIRED THAT THEY SET THEIR RE-LAUNCH DATE BETWEEN O'AHU AND KAHULUI HARBOR FOR THIS WEEKEND. BUT WHEN ESTIMATES OF WORK COMPLETION WERE REVISED TO BE TODAY OR TOMORROW - THAT WAS A LITTLE TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT. WHEN COAST GUARD OFFICIALS CAME TO MAUI THIS WEEK TO SURVEY AND SET UP SECURITY ZONES, THEY HADN'T EVEN BEGUN TO ASSES WHAT IT WOULD TAKE KEEP THE BARGE FROM BREAKING LOOSE WHEN THE WAVES GET REALLY BIG.

THAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK. HO'OKIPA WAS CLOSING OUT AT 10 TO 20 FEET...AND EVEN THE HEARTIEST OF SURFERS STAYED OUT OF THE WATER THERE. MEANWHILE, THE BARGE WAS STILL MOORED ON THE SAFE SIDE OF PIER 2 AS SURFERS AND BOOGIE BOARDERS ENJOYED THE UNIQUE BREAK THAT FORMS ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF KAHULUI HARBOR DURING WEST AND NORTHWEST SWELLS. ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS, THE CLOCK WAS WOUND BACK TO EARLY AUGUST WHEN THE INTERSECTION OF PU'UNENE AND KA'AHUMANU AVENUEWAS RESTRIPED TO ITS ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION.

SUPERFERRY WILL MAKE A PARCTIVE RUN TO KAHULUI SOME TIME IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS - AFTER THE BARGE IS BACK IN PLACE - TO BE SURE THINGS STILL LINE UP. THEN SERVICE WILL RESUME NEXT THURSDAY. AT LEAST THAT'S THE PALN AS OF TODAY. REPORTING FROM KAHULUI HARBOR FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) FOR LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES AND BREAKING NEWS AS THE SUPERFERRY PREPARES FOR SERVICE BETWEEN O'AHU AND MAUI, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND LOOK FOR THE LINKS TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Superferry Security)) (PiP - Coast Guard)

J: WHILE SUPERFERRY OFFICIALS SAY THEY PUSHED BACK THEIR STARTUP DATE TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION, THE COAST GUARD WENT TO WORK THIS WEEK TO SHOW THEIR CAUTION AND CONCERN AS WELL.

A TEAM FROM HONOLULU COAST DISTRICT 14 WAS ON MAUI THIS WEEK TO ASSESS HOW MUCH OF KAHULUI HARBOR WOULD BE OFF-LIMITS TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE IN THE WATER WHILE SUPERFERRY WAS IN PORT. THEIR SPOKESMAN SAID THEIR PLAN WAS NOT BASED ON ANY SPECIFIC THREAT THAT LOCAL AUTHORITITES DON'T ALREADY KNOW ABOUT.

CPO Chad Saylor, USCG

CS01: "The CG shares its information withlocal authorities. It's beneficial to do so. We're here to provide the best safety and secirity we can."

SO, PERHAPS TO ALSO ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION, THEY PLAN TO SEAL OFF NEARLY THE ENTIRE HARBOR. FROM ONE HOUR BEFORE THE ALAKAI'S PLANNED ARRIVE NEXT THURSDAY, OR BEGINN8ING AROUND 9:15 A.M., ANYONE IN THE WATER WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE WATER - AND NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED BACK UNTIL 10 MINUTES AFTER SUPERFERRY LEAVES, OR ABOUT 11:25 A.M.

SAFETY AND SECURITY ARE THE TWO REASONS FOR THE WIDENESS OF THE BARRIERS.

CS02: "The reason for the barriers---vessel, people who work and play on the water."

REALIZING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO PROTEST, THERE IS ONE ZONE WHERE PEOPLE CAN LINE THE SHORE...ADJACENT TO HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB HALE IN HOALOHA PARK. MAUI TOMORROW AND SAVE KAHULUI HARBOR COALITION ARE PLANNING A PEACEFUL PROTEST FOR SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH, AND EVENT ORGANIZERS UNDERSCORE THE "PEACEFUL" ASPECT WITH THEIR MOTTO, "DON';T GET WET."

cs03: "We recognize first amendment...but violation 10 years, 32.5K. make informed decisions."

AT LEAST TWO DOZEN COAST GUARD OFFICERS AND CREW WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ENFORCE THE SECURITY ZONE, ALONG WITH LOCAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES. AFTER TUESDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SECURITY ZONE, THE COAST GUARD WEDNESDAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE SECURITY ZONE COULD BE REDUCED IN SIZE IF THEY FEEL THERE IS NO CHALLENGE TO THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF BOTH THE SUPERFERRY AND THE PUBLIC.

(on-cam) MEANWHILE, THERE IS NO FINAL RECOMMENDATION YET FROM THE COAST GUARD ON HOW TO ENSURE THAT THE SUPERFERRY'S GIANT LOADING BARGE WILL STAY IN PLACE. WHEN IT IS SECURED, IT'S AN ISSUE FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DIVISION OF HARBORS. BUT WHEN IT BREAKS LOOSE, THE COAST GUARD JURISDICTION TAKES OVER AS THE VESSEL BECOMES A HAZARD TO NAVIGATION.

(HONUAULA)(PiP_Honua'ula)

JY: THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN TWO DOZEN LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETINGS. MORE THAN 80 HOURS OF PUBLIC HEARINGS. AND MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS. SO IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT MANY PEOPLE MIGHT NOT HAVE HEARD THE NEWS THAT THE CONTROVERSIAL HONUA'ULA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH MAUI FINALLY RECEIVED COMMITEE APPROVAL LAST WEEK.

(vo) THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT WAS KNOWN AS WAILEA 670, AND HAS BEEN IN THE KIHEI-WAILEA-MAKENA MASTER PLAN FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES. THE CURRENT PLAN IS SIGNIFICANTLY SMALLER THAN THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL. iT WILL BRING A GOLF COURSE AND 1400 HOUSING UNITS TO SOUTH MAUI - AT LEAST HALF OF THEM CLASSIFIED AS "AFFORDABLE." THE FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE LAST WEEK WAS SIX TO TWO, IN FAVIOR OF THE PROJECT. ONE COUNCIL MEMBER TELLS MAUI TV NEWS WHY SHE VOTED NO.

jj01: "I voted no on Wailea 670 because I don't believe it was never a complete application. One of the things I look for as a legislator is a complete application...legally required to be there when the application was presented to us.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE HEARING PROCESS, COUNCIL MEMBERS AMASSED EIGHT BINDERS FULL OF DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS...A PROCESS COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON SAYS WAS A LARGE PART OF THE DELAY.

JJ02: "In terms of trying to extricate information in order to make an informed decision, this was like pulling teeth."

ACCORDING TO COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON, EVEN SOME WHO VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE PROJECT EXPRESSED CONCERNS THAT THE APPLICATION WAS NOT COMPLETE, AND THAT FUTURE APPLICANTS CAN LEARN A LESSON BY BEING MORE OPEN WITH THE COUNCIL BEFORE STARTING THE PROCESS. IT WOULD ALSO SPEED UP THE PROCESS IF APPLICANTS WOULD KEEP THE PUBLIC INFORMED AS WELL.

JJ03: "Because that's what people want to know. How's this going to affect me? How is it going to affect my morning commute? When I turn on the faucet, ami I going to get water or ami I going to get red mud?"

(on cam) IT'S NOT OVER YET. NEXT THE LAND USE COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE HONUA'ULA PROPOSAL WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE FULL COUNCIL - A STEP THAT COULD HAPPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS, BUT WILL LIKELY MOVE INTO JANUARY. ONCE A SECOND READING OF THE MEASURE IS APPROVED, THEN THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND THE DEVELOPER WOULD BE FINALIZED.

(Honua'ula-equal time)(PiP-Honuaula)

JK WHILE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOME MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK PUBLICALLY ON THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THE PROJECT, WE THOUGH IT ONLY FAIR TO GIVE THE OTHER SIDE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. MAUI TV NEWS SPOKE WITH PROJECT OWNERS' REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE JENCKS WHILE HE VACATIONED IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK. WE ASKED HIM ABOUT THE LENGTH OF THE PROCESS...AND WHAT KEPT HIM FROM THROWING IN THE TOWEL.

CJ01: "It's easy to say I have a good team and I do have a good team that work with me and support eveything that we're trying to do. But more than that I have faith in the process. In the elected officials whose job it is to look out for the people of Maui County. That I learned from my 10 years of working as the Director of Public Works. It's a good process. It works. Let's talk about the truth, the facts and the good result will come out at the end."

RESPONDING TO COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON'S OBSERVATION THAT THE PROCESS TOOK SO LONG BECAUSE THE APPLICANT WAS NOT FORTHCOMING WITH ALL THE FACTS, JENKS SAID

cj02: "This team prepared a complete application in 2007. It was sent out for comment to every agancy that required information. We responded to evey every request for information. There is nothing in it for me to withhold information."

LIKE JULIE SAID, THE PROCESS IS FAR FROM OVER. JENKS TOLD MAUI TV NEWS THAT IT WILL TAKE SIX TO NINE MONTHS TO PREPARE THE APPLICATIONS FOR SEWER ANALYSIS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PERMITS FOR THE WATER DESALINATION PLANT THAT WILL AUGMENT THE TWO WELLS ALREADY DUG FOR THE PROJECT. HIS ESTIMATE...LOOK FOR GROUNDBREAKING IN TIME FOR CHRSITMAS, 2009. WE ALSO PASSED ALONG TO THE DEVELOPERS REP THAT COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT - NOW THAT

cj03: "I would tell Ms. Johnson that we didn't come this far to not do something for the community. We didn't spend two years in this process - two years in discussion with the Maui County Council to not do something. We said we would do this and we're going to do it. That's our commitment to the community."

(ON-CAM TAG) TO VIEW THE PLANS FOR HONUAULA FOR YOURSELF, AND TO REVIEW THE PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT THROUGH THE COUNTY APPROVAL PROCESS, VISIT OUR WEBSITER AT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINKS TO THIS WEEK'S SHOW.


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JY: A SOUTH MAUI POLICE OFFICER IS STRICKEN WITH BONE CANCER AND HIS MEDICAL CARE EXPENSES ARE GROWING QUICKLY. WE TAKWE YOU TO AN EVENT WHERE FELLOW OFFICERS AND THE COMMUNITY ARE SURROUNDING HIS FAMILY WITH ALOHA AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

J: AND WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE BIKE TOUR BAN WITHIN HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT 60-DAY BAN MAY TURN OUT TO BE MORE LIKE SIX MONTHS.

J: AND WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE EFFORTC BY RESIDENTS - AND OFFICIALS - TO CUT BACK ON WATER USE IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(Lilio Benefit)(PiP-Officer Lilio)

JY: HE HAD BEEN A POLICE OFFICER FOR LESS THAN TWO YEARS WHEN A NAGGING PAIN IN HIS KNEE WAS DIAGNOSED AS BONE CANCER. NOW, AS OFFICER JOHN LILIO PREPARES FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF CHEMOTHERAPY, FELLOW OFFICERS, FAMILY, FRIENDS - AND SCORES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER MET THE MAN ARE JOINING TOGETHER TO HELP WITH THE RAPIDLY-MOUNTING MEDICAL EXPENSES. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING BRINGS US THE STORY.

(Take Lilio Pkg) A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY IN THE PARK. WHILE RICHARD HO'OPI'I SANG, AND FRIENDS VISITED, SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL WAS HAPPENING.

Officer Tuna Stuhr, organizer of "Frinds of John Lilio Benefit"

TS01: "Today is a benefit for Officer John Lilio - new...October...bone cancer...benefit is medical costs and cost of living."

Lesley Pico-Lilio, wife. OFFICER JOHN LILIO AND HIS WIFE, LESLEY, HAVE TWO CHILDREN HAVE TWO CHILDREN, 3 AND 5, WHO THINK DADDY HAS A HURT KNEE AND SOME NICE PEOPLE WANT TO HELP. LILIO'S CONDITION - WHILE A SHOCK - WAS NOT TOTALLY A SURPRISE.

LP02: "No. He's always had a pain. But doctor...MRI...bone mass."

FUTURE MEDICAL COSTS ARE UNCERTAIN.

LP01: "I don't know. right now 10 percent of his medical care is right out of our pocket."

STUHR AND FELLOW KIHEI PATROLMAN OFFICER BRAD KICKLE PUT TOGETHER THE BENEFIT THAT DREW BROAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT...AND SOME AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT...and food

Ts02: "Today one of our main supporters is Outback. They'll sell 1,000...all profit for Officer John L. We have a long line - that'll go for 2 hours. We have awesome entertainment."

AND PRIZES...RESTAURANTS AND RESORTS FROM ACROSS MAUI DONATED MEALS AND ROOM NIGHTS TO THE BENEFIT FOR THE STRICKEN OFFICER...WHO WAS AT MAUI MEMORIAL WHILE ALL THIS WAS GOING ON IN HIS HONOR.

MEMBERS OF THE FORCE ARE PLANNING MORE EVENTS TO HELP SUPPORT THE O'HANA...AND YOU CAN HELP AS WELL.

ts03: "They can visit any Bank of Hawaii. "The Friends of John Lilio" is the account we have set up and they can donate at any BoH."

OFFICER KALEO ALCONCEL WAS LILIO'S TRAINING OFFICER.

KA01: "It's an unfortunate thing. Help...Family...hope for the best."


WHILE THE LILIO FAMILY'S FUTURE MAY BE OUT OF THEIR HANDS...THEY HAVE SUDDENLY FOUNF THAT, IN THE PRESENT, THEIR IN THE ARMS OF A LOT OF FRIENDS.

LP03:"We didn't realize how many people...outreach of the community."

AS OF TUESDAY THIS WEEK, THE TOTAL RAISED WAS MORE THAN 17,700 DOLLARS. ALOHA, LIKE, OHANA...FOR A MAN JAMED JOHN. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, i'M JEFF KING.

(On-cam Tag) IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, PLEASE STOP BY ANY BRANCH OF BANK OF HAWAII AND MAKE YOUR DONATION TO "THE FRIENDS OF JOHN LILIO."

(BIKE TOUR BAN EXTENDED) PiP-Bike Tours)

J: THE ORIGINAL 60 DAY "SAFETY STANDDOWN" PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL BIKE TOURS FROM STARTING THEIR DOWNHILL RUNS INSIDE HALEAKALA NATIONAL IS SET TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 10TH. BUT ALREADY, PARK OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THAT BAN WILL BE EXTENDED - PERHAPS AS LONG AS ANOTHER 60 DAYS.

(vo) AFTER A FATAL ACCIDENT IN LATE SEPETEMBER, HALEAKALA PARK SUPERINTENDENT MARILYN PARRIS ORDERED A SAFETY STANDDOWN - A CONDITION THAT ALLOWED HER TO SUSPEND ALL COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY PERMITS INVOLVING BIKE TOURS THAT START AT THE TOP OF THE VOLCANO.

AT FIRST THERE WAS A 30-DAY PERIOD FOR BIKE COMPANIES TO RESPOND, OFFERING DOCUMENTED SUPPORT THAT THEY ADEQUATELY ADDRESS THE ISSUES SURROUND BIKE ACCIDENTS. THAT RESPONSE - PRIMARILY IN THE HANDS OF WAILUKU ATTORNEY JAMES FOSBINDER - HIMSELF A CYCLING ENTHUSIAST - CAME IN VOLUMES...SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 2 AND THREE THOUSAND PAGES OF REPORTS, COMMENTS AND DATA - MOST LEADING TO CONCLUSIONS THAT BIKING DOWN A VOLCANO IS SUBSTANTIALLY AS SAFE OR SAFER THAN MOST OTHER FORMS OF RECREATION. FOSBINDER'S REPORT CLAIMS THAT MORE THAN 90,000 RIDERS A YEAR HAVE COME DOWN HALEAKALA FOR EACH OF THE LAST 25 YEARS...A TOTAL OF SOME SEVEN MILLION MILES, WITH A ATOTAL OF TWO FATALATIES AND NO DISABLING INJURIES. AND IN NO CASE WAS AN ACCIDENT THE FAULT OF ANYONE ELSE BUT THE INDIVIDUAL BIKE RIDER.

(on-cam tag) SUPERINTENDENT PARRIS SAYS THESE DATA - ALONG WITH HER OWN ANALYSIS - IS BEING SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. THE NEXT MAJOR STEP WILL BE A NATIONAL PARK SERVICE REGIONAL BOARD REVIEW - A MEETING THAT WON'T TAKE PLACE UNTIL NEXT FEBRUARY. UNTIL THEN, AT LEAST, BIKE TOUR COMPANIES HAVE SET UP ALTERNATE ROUTES THAT BEGIN OUTSIDE THE PARK'S MAIN GATE.

(Drought-Water)

JY: SOME GOOD RAINS TWO WEEKS AGO HELPED COUNTY WATER USE DROP SIGNIFICANTLY, BUT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER THAT CENTRAL MAUI IS STILL IN A DROUGHT.

(FF-VO-CG) THIS WEEEK CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI RESIDENTS ARE BEING SENT A LETTER FROM MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES AND WATER DIRECTOR JEFFREY ENG UNDERSCORING THE NEED TO CONSERVE. THE LETTER REQUESTS VOLUNTARY COMPLIANS WITH A 10 PER CENT CUTBACK REQUEST...BUT IT DOESN'T RULE OUT A MANDATORY CUTBACK IF WATER CONSUMPTION DOESN'T COME DOWN.

ACROSS MAUI COUNTY, WATER USE BY ALL AREAS OF THE COUNTY WAS UP FROM THE SECOND WEEK IN NOVEMBER INTO THE THIRD WEEK - BUT TWO AND A HALF MILLION GALLONS A DAY. CONSUMPTYION IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI DID REMAIN BELOW THE THAT CRUCIAL 25 MILLION GALLONS A DAY NUMBER.

(on-cam) SOME GOOD RAINS OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HELPED REPLENISH UPCOUNTRY RESERVOIRS, ADDING NEARLY 40 MILLION GALLONS TO THE STORAGE. HOWEVER, WITH BIG RAINS COME BIG MUD AND SILT, SO TREATMENT FACILITIES ARE RUNNING AT MAXIMUM POWER TO PROVIDE CLEAN WATER TO USERS. THE BOTTOM LINE: CONSERVATION IS REQUESTED, EVEN WHEN IT RAINS. FORTUNATELY, THAT'S NOT HARD TO DO.

(Toss to C-BlocK)(2-Shot)

J: COMING UP NEXT IN SPORTS, WOW! WHAT A FOOTBALL WEEKEND...FOR ALMOST EVERYBODY. KALAPANA HAS THE GOOD NEWS, THE BAD NEWS AND THE HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: AND RIGHT AFTER THAT, HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON HEALING, HOLIDAY CHEER AND A MESSAGE OF HOPE, PLUS LOTS OF FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: IT WAS AN EPIC WEEKEND FOR FOOTBALL IN HAWAII AND FORTUNATELY, THERE WERE A FEW MORE "HIGHS" THAN "LOWS." ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA.

FRIDAY THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WARRIORS WON THEIR FIRST-EVER OUTRIGHT WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TITLE WITH A CONVINCING WIN OVER ARCH-RIVAL BOISE STATE. BOTH TEAMS WERE RATED IN THE NATIONAL TOP-20 GOING INTO THAT ONE. A SOLD OUT CROWD AT ALOHA STADIUM WITNESSED HISTORY AS U-H SILENCED MOST OF THE CRITICS ONCE AND FOR ALL.

FAST-FORWARD TO SATURDAY NIGHT...SAME TIME, SAME PLACE...A FEW FEWER IN THE STANDS BUT ANOTHER EXTREMELY IMPORTANT GAME AS THE BALDWIN BEARS FACED THE LEILEHUA MULES IN THE STATE DIVISION ONE SEMI-FINALS.

(FF-VO-CG)

FIRST QUARTER ACTION AND BALDWIN'S CHASE NAKAMURA HAULED IN A 52-YARD STRIKE FROM JORDAN HELLE TO PUT BALDWIN ON THE BOARD FIRST. THE REST OF THE NIGHT WAS JUST AS THRILLING UNTIL THE MULES TOOK THE LEAD FOR GOOD LATE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. THE FINAL SCORE OF 41-34 MADE IT THE HIGHEST-SCORING D-1 SEMI-FINAL MATCH IN STATE HISTORY.

(ON-CAM) LEILEIHUA WILL FACE PERRENIAL POWER SAINT LOUIS FOR THE FINAL SATURDAY NIGHT AT ALOHA STADIUM. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BALDWIN BEARS ON A TREMENDOUS SEASON. YOU DID THE M-I-L PROUD!

PROUD, LOUD AND OVERWHELMING...THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE WHAT THE STATE DIVISION TWO SEMI-FINAL MATCH WAS LIKE AS LAHAINALUNA HOSTED THE KAIMUKI BULLDOGS.

(vo) AS MAHINA LUNA SHOWN DOWN BRIGHTLY FROM ABOVE...THE BULLDOGS SHOWED A FINE SENSE OF RHYTHM, THE FANS HAD THEIR GAME FACES ON, AND THE TEAM SANG THEIR ALMA MATER FOR THE LAST TIME AT HOME THIS YEAR...IT WAS ALL IN PLACE FOR THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN.

BUT NOT RIGHT AWAY. THE FIRST QUARTER WAS VERY CONSERVATIVE, POLITE AND A LITTLE PREDICTABLE...MANNING GIVES THE BALL TO MCGHEE...MCGHEE CARRIES MOST OF THE OTHER TEAM DOWN THE FIELD A WAYS. BUT, JUST BEFORE THE CLOCK WOUND DOWN...THAT OTHER SENIOR ROCKET BURST DOWN THE SIDELINES FOR A NICE GAIN.

COME THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND QUARTER AND SUDDENLY THOSE BANNERS TOOK ON MEANING! AND SO DID THE QB. THAT'S ALL-PURPOSE BACK BLAISE SMITH TAKING THE FIRST SNAP OF THE SECOND QUARTER...AND TAKING IT ALL THE WAY IN FOR SIX!. LUNAS FIRST TO SCORE. EXTRA POINT IS GOOD...AND THE BULLDOGS FAIL TO MOVE ON THEIR NEXT SERIES. ALSO OUR CAMERMAN FAILS TO FOCUS AS KAIMUKUI GOES FOR IT ON FOURTH DOWN - BUT THE LUNAS DO FOCUS AND TAKE OVER ON THE KAIMUKI 26.

YES, SOMEWHERE UNDER THAT PILE OF BULLDOGS, IT'S KAILAS MCGHEE TRUDGING DOWN TO THE THREE. A BULLDOG PENALTY MOVES THE LUNAS EVEN CLOSER AND IT'S MANNING RIGHT, SMITH LEFT...GOOD THING SMITH HAD THE BALL. TOUCHDOWN LUNAS!

BULLDOGS FAIL TO ADVANCE AGAIN - AND THEY FAIL TO REMEMBER THAT GOING FOR IT ON FOURTH DOWN DOESN'T WORK WELL FOR THEM. LAHAINALUNA HOLDS KAIMUKI AND THE DEFENSE GETS AN OVATION FROM THEIR FANS.

TWO PLAYS LATER, MANNING HEADS FOR THE LAKE... AND IT'S CASCO FOR ANOTHER TD. CAN YOU SAY "MOMENTUM?" LUNAS SUCCEED ON A TWO-POINT CONVERSION AND BULLDOG TEMPERS FLARE. NOT ONE BUT TWO UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALTIES MEAN LAHAINALUNA KICKS OFF FROM THE KAIMUKI 30! NOT ONLY THAT, BUT ITS AN ON-SIDES KICK THAT LAHAINALUNA RECOVERS.

NEXT, THE BULLDOGS COACH TRIES TO SETTLE HIS PLAYERS...AND LUNAS MONSTER-BACK KAILAS MCGHEE GIVES MOST OF THEM A RIDE DOWN TO THEIR OWN SIX YARD LINE. WHAT A NICE GUY, HUH?

ANOTHER HALF-BACK OPTION AND THIS TIME IT'S CASCO WHO IMPROVISES, THEN ROCKETS WEST! HEADING RIGHT INTO THE FANS...OR AT LEAST IT LOOKS LIKE IT FROM HERE...TOUCHDOWN LUNAS! ANOTHER TWO-POINT LUNA CONVERSION ON THE STRENGTH OF SIMIONE VEHIKITE...AND ANOTHER CHEAP SHOT BY THE BULLDOGS...YES, ANOTHER PENALTY, AND THESE SAVVY LUNA FANS LET THE VISITORS KNOW THAT'S NOT HOW WE DO IT ON MAUI.

BULLDOGS VERY NEXT PLAY AND QB KAPONO KAIWI-BARRIONUEBO COUGHS IT UP. THAT'S LUNA JAYSON MANNING POUNCING ON IT. BOTH SIDES TRADED POSSESSIONS ONCE MORE IN THE HALF - THAT ENDED WITH A BOMB FROM JAKE MANNING TOWARD THE END ZONE...INCOMPLETE...BUT THIS WAS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS AS WELL AS LAHAINALUNA WENT ON A SIMILAR RAMPAGE IN THE SECOND HALF, TAMING THE BULLDOGS TO THE TUNE OF 52-20.

(on-cam) THE TOP-SEEDED LUNAS WILL FACE NUMBER TWO-SEED IOLANI FOR THE STATE DIVISION TWO TITLE SATURDAY NIGHT AT 5 O'CLOCK AT ALOHA STADIUM. INCIDENTALLY, THAT GAME WILL BE CARRIED LIVE ON OC-16. IMUA LUNAS!

(on-cam) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOU'D LIKE YOUR TEAM OR SPORT FEATURED ON MY SPORTSCAST, TELL ME ABOUT IT. SEND ME THE INFORMATION, AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR TEAM'S UPCOMING SPORTING EVENTS. SEND YOUR NOTICES TO SPORTS-AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND WE'LL DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET A FILM CREW OUT TO COVER YOUR GAME. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


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HC: ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO “COMING ATTRACTIONS” ON MAUI TV NEWS. I’M HOLLY CHUNG WITH THIS WEEK’S LINE UP OF FUN, EXCITING, AND INSPIRING EVENTS HERE ON MAUI THAT CELEBRATE THE SEASON AND CELEBRATE LIFE.

JOHN CRUZ TAKES YOU TO THE FUN, RELAXING SETTING OF A BACKYARD PA’INA BUT ALSO PROMISES TO TOUCH YOUR HEART WITH HIS WARM, INVITING MELODIES AND PASSIONATE, SOULFUL VOCALS. DON’T MISS THIS MULTI-TALENTED SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND MUSICIAN IN CONCERT, AS HE SHARES SELECTIONS FROM HIS MUCH ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE RELEASE, ONE OF THESE DAYS. JOHN CRUZ PERFORMS AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH AND DECEMBER 1ST, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 30 DOLLARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS AT THE MACC, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM

HERE ON MAUI, OUR HOLIDAYS WILL BE GREEN AND BRIGHT, AS THE STATEWIDE HAWAII HEALING GARDEN FESTIVAL COMES TO MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, STARTING AT 9 AM. THIS BOTANICAL HEALING ARTS FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHTS HAWAII’S UNIQUE MEDICINAL AND NUTRITIONAL PLANTS AND ALSO INCLUDES CULTURAL HEALING PRACTITIONERS, A HEALTHY HAWAII EXPO, AND THE MCC CHRISTMAS PLANT SALE. AT 6:00 PM, A HEALING ARTS CONCERT IS THE FESTIVAL’S FINALE, FEATURING PERUVIAN NATIONAL TREASURE AND MASTER MUSICIAN, TITO LAROSA.

STOP AIDS, KEEP THE PROMISE, IS THE THEME OF WORLD AIDS DAY 2007 – AN APPEAL TO WORLD LEADERS TO STEP UP THEIR EFFORTS IN OUTREACH, TESTING, AND TREATMENT OF HIV AND AIDS ACROSS THE GLOBE. ON DECEMBER 1ST, THE MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION INVITES ISLAND RESIDENTS TO KEEP THE PROMISE BY LIGHTING A CANDLE AND DEDICATING A ROSE IN REMEMBERANCE OF LIVES LOST AND HONORING THOSE CURRENTLY LIVING WITH HIV AND AIDS. FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, GUESTS ARE INVITED TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY, AT THE JAMES MANNESS MEMORIAL DANCE. THE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON THE GROUNDS OF THE KAHILI GOLF COURSE IN WAIKAPU, AT 5:30 PM, WITH THE DANCE FOLLOWING IN THE NAHELE BALLROOM FROM 7 PM TO 1 AM.

BRILLIANT CHOREOGRAPHY, DREAMY DANCERS, AND TCHAIKOVSKY’S UNFORGETTABLE SCORE, ACCOMPANIED BY LAVISH SETS AND GORGEOUS COSTUMES, COMBINE TO CREATE THE PERFECT HOLIDAY TREAT, THE NUTCRACKER. NEW YORK CITY BALLET’S JOAQUIN DE LUZ AND MEGAN FAIRCHILD WILL STAR IN BALLET HAWAII’S PRODUCTION, ACCOMPANIED BY ASPIRING YOUNG DANCERS FROM MAUI. THE NUTCRACKER WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE MACC’S CASTLE THEATER ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT 7:30 PM AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND AT 2:00 PM. TICKETS ARE 25, 35, AND 45 DOLLARS.

VIBRANT AND ELECTRIC, BADI ASSAD TRANSCENDS HER CLASSICAL TRAINING AND BRAZILIAN MUSIC TRADITIONS, BLENDING AN EXOTIC FUSION OF ETHNIC SOUND, POP, AND JAZZ INFLUENCES INTO AN EXHILARATING GENRE OF MUSIC THAT IS ALL HER OWN. AS A GUITARIST, SHE IMPRESSES AUDIENCES WITH HER TECHNICAL MASTERY AND INNOVATION. AS AN ARTIST, SHE FILLS A ROOM WITH HER ADVENTEROUS SPIRIT AND BUOYANT PERSONALITY. BADI ASSAD PERFORMS ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND AT THE MACC’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS WITH HALF PRICE FOR KIDS 12 AND UNDER.

MUSICAL GENRES COLLIDE IN THE PROGRESSIVE ROOTS SOUND OF THE DEREK TRUCKS BAND, KNOWN FOR ITS CREATIVE AND DEFINITIVE FUSION OF ROCK, BLUES, JAZZ, ETHNIC INSTRUMENTATIONS, AND FUNKY WORLD BEATS. THE BAND ALSO PROMISES A ROCKING LIVE PERFORMANCE, GREAT ONSTAGE CHEMISTRY, AND PASSIONATE IMPROVISATIONS, LED BY TRUCKS’ SOARING GUITAR, AND BACKED BY THE BAND’S IMPRESSIVE INDIVIDUAL TALENTS. YOU CAN CATCH THE DEREK TRUCKS BAND AT THE MACC’S CASTLE THEATER ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 45, 50 AND 55 DOLLARS.

VISIT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO “COMING ATTRACTIONS” FOR LINKS TO ALL THESE EVENTS AND MORE. IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, PLEASE SEND THE INFORMATION, ATLEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE, TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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JY: AND FINALLY THIS WEEK, WHILE IT MAY BE SNOW FLAKES IN THE AIR IN THE MIDWEST, ON MAUI IT'S KITE SURFERS IN THE AIR. WE LEAVE YOU THIS WEEK WITH SOME OF THE ACTION LAST WEEK FROM KITE BEACH ON MAUI'S NORTH SHORE.

J: BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU WATCH MAUI TV NEWS ANYTIME FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND YOU CAN WATCH IT ANYTIME ON TELEVISION ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAII ON OCEANIC DIGITAL CABLE CHANNEL 110 ON NEWS ON DEMAND. MAUI TV NEWS IS MAUI'S ONLY TELEVISION NEWS PROGRAM, AND MAUI TV NEWS IS HAWAII'S EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBOR ISLAND TELEVISION NEWS SOURCE.

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J: YOU'LL ALSO FIND TRANSCRIPTS OF EVERY EDITION OF OUR SHOW, AND DETAILS ABOUT HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS FOR STORIES WE SHOULD COVER ON MAUI TV NEWS. SO PLEASE, CHECK US OUT AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

JY: ALOHA.

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