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J: WATER - THE LIFE BLOOD OF OUR ISLAND - AND THE BASIS FOR IMPASSIONED AND EMOTIONAL APPEALS. THIS WEEK, A MAJOR DECISION. AND, POLITICAL FIGURES IN THE NEWS - WE'LL TRY TO KEEP UP AS THE HATS GO INTO THE RING FOR 2010.

THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK, PLUS WE'VE GOT THE LATEST REPORT ON HAWAI'IS ECONOMIC PROSPECTS FOR 2010 - AND THEY'RE LOOKING UP. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW MAUI RUNNERS FARED IN SUNDAY'S HONOLULU MARATHON AND WE'LL RUN DOWN A BUSY HOLIDAY WEEKEND AHEAD OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN COMING ATTRACTIONS. WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE. AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING. IT'S NOT JUST A JINGLE FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT, IT'S FACT: "BY WATER, ALL THINGS FIND LIFE."

(TURN TO CAM) FOR 125 YEARS, HAWAIIAN COMMERCIAL AND SUGAR HAS DIVERTED AS MANY AS 160 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY FOR CROP IRRIGATION. THIS WEEK A TOUGH DECISION WAS LAID AT THE FEET OF THE STATE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTINUING HISTORY - OR CHANGING IT.

(TAKE WATER PKG) ON MONDAY AFTERNOON A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF THE HC&S WORKFORCE GATHERED ALONG HANA HIGHWAY TO MAKE THEIR POSITION KNOWN: KEEP THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE. MAUI COUNTY FARM BUREAU EXECUTIVE DIREC TOR WARREN WATANABE WAS THERE ON THE VERY NOISY SHOULDER OF THE HIGHWAY - AND A BIT UNEASY, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WIDELY RUMORED THAT THE STATE WATER RESOURCES COMMISSION WOULD LIKELY VOTE TO KEEP ALL BUT ONE OF 19 STREAMS DIVERTED AS THEY'VE BEEN FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. HE SAYS THAT DIDN'T LESSEN THE NEED FOR THIS RALLY.

Warren Watanabe, Exec . Dir., Maui County Farm Bureau

WW01: Uh no, that doesn't lessen the need because the community needs to realize that the Commission can accept, reject or modify the staff's recommendations."

AT WEDNESDAY'S HEARING, WATANABE STILL SHOWED HIS CONCERN AS THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING NA MOKU AUPUNI O KO'OLAU HUI WAS GIVEN THE FLOOR. ALAN MURAKAMI POINTED OUT WHAT HE TERMED AS SEVERAL FLAWS IN THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION THAT SEEMED TO SIDE WITH LEAVING THE STREAM DIVERSIONS IN THE HANDS OF HC&S. WE ASKED IF - AFTER WORKING ON THIS CASE FOR EIGHT YEARS - DID IT EVER SWITCH FROM AN ISSUE OF WHAT IS PONO TO AN ISSUE OF WHAT IS LEGAL.

Alan Murakami, Litigation Dir., Native Hawaiian Legal Corp.

AM01: "Well, I mean, I think in this instance what's pono is legal. It's unfortunate that it seems that certain public officlas and agencies do not appreciate that what is pono should be legal because - if the staff report points out anything, it's that ignoring the very principal that, in fact, the diverter has the whole burden of showing that there's no injury to those that are taking out of the watershed. And they're taking massive amounts of water from east Maui to Central Maui to irrigate what would - in essence - be a desert."///

ONE BY ONE - POIGNANT ARGUMENTS WERE MADE FOR AND AGAINST CHANGE. SEAN LOA SELLS BIG FARM EQUIPMENT BUT - AS A NATIVE HAWAIIAN - HE'S NOT TORN ABOUT WHICH SIDE TO TAKE.

Sean Loa, Account Rep, American Machinery

SL01: "Not at all. I'm proud to be Hawaiian. I'm proud to be a member of American Machinery. I have customers on both sides of the aisle that - I think - deserve the right to be heard."

LOA'S TESTIMONY ADDED A FURTHER DIMNENSION FOR THE COMMISSION TO CONSIDER. THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO NEED WATER BESIDES EAST MAUI TARO FARMERS AND CENTRAL MAUI SUGAR GROWERS.

SL02: "Farmers Upcountry. It's not only about HC&S that's affected. There are a lot orf people that are affected , including those taro farmers. We've got customers and clients Upcountry that are growing vegetables, oniuons Upcountry that will be affected by the water. So I would like to see their needs be met also - besides the taro farmers, HC&S. There;'s a whole bunch of people that will be affected by the decision today."

KAHU CHARLIE MAXWELL'S TESTIMONY ROUSED CHEERS AND GROANS WHEN HE REFUSED TO ABIDE BY THE TWO-MINUTE TIME LIMIT. REFUSING TO MOVE, COMMISSION CHAIR LAURA THIELEN CALLED A RECESS - DURING WHICH TIME OTHERS IN THE CROWD FORFEITED THEIR TIME, GIVING IT TO MAXWELL WHO USED IT TO UNDERSCORE THE NEEDS OF NATIVE HAWAIIANS ABOVE ALL OTHER USERS.

ATTORNEY MURAKAMI'S TESTIMONY WAS NOT AN ALL OR NOTHING DEMAND. RATHER, HE POINTED OUT A COMMISSION REPORT FROM 2008 THAT SHOWED THAT 40 PERCENT OF THE WATER COULD BE SAVED WITH LITTLE OR NO IMPACT ON HC&S. HE SAID HE WAS TROUBLED THAT THE NEW STAFF REPORT SHOWED NO SUCH FACT-WHICH WAS A MAJOR FINDING LAST YEAR.

AM02: "We've asked for deferral because this analysis in defective. And for such an important decision, it needs to be corrected. It needs to be reinforced with some good reasons why things should or should not be done. And, very fundamentally, they should be looking at favoring restoring of streams over diverting of streams as part of their analysis - which is a principle they have not applied."

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. THE COMMISSION HAS DEFERRED A DECISION FOR 90 DAYS - AND HAS ASKED BOTH SIDES TO COME BACK WITH SHORT TERM, MID-RANGE AND LONG-TERM SUGGESTIONS. THEY'VE EVEN SUGGESTED A COLLABORATION THAT COULD WORK ON CLEANING UP STREAM BEDS TOGETHER, AND FINDING A WAY TO EFFICIENTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF TRADITIONAL FARMERS, SMALL FARM OPERATORS AND MAJOR AGRICULTURE COMPANIES LIKE HC&S.

(ON-CAM TAG) TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE COMMISSION'S DECISION, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(CAMPAIGNS)(PiP-DUKE, NEIL, CHARMAINE)

J: THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS ARE MORE THAN NINE MONTHS AWAY - BUT THE CAMPAIGNS ARE HEATING UP ALREADY FOR GOVERNOR, U.S. CONGRESS AND MAYOR.

(TAKE ELECTION PKG) THERE'S A TREND IN POLITICS THIS WEEK ACROSS HAWAII - SMILES. THAT'S BECAUSE THESE POLITICIANS ARE IN "CANDIDATE MODE."

LAST FRIDAY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DUKE AIONA WAS ON MAUI FOR A DINNER WITH SUPPORTERS. HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE STATE'S TOP JOB KICKED OFF WEEKS AGO. AS FATE WOUYLD HAVE IT, LAST FRIDAY WAS ALSO THE DAY THAT U.S. REPRESENTATIVE NEIL ABERCROMBIE ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD RESIGN HIS SEAT IN THE HOUSE TO RUN, FULL-TIME FOR THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN HAWAII. WHILE RUNNING FOR OFFICE WAS NO SURPISE, THE RESIGNATION ANNOUNCEMENT WAS A SHOCK.

James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., Lt. Gov., State of Hawai'i

DA01: "Well you mentioned it, it wasn't a surprise, but I was a little disappointed that he did what he did - especially since he's already commented on his possible opponent not being committed to his office and leaving his office early."

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DETAILED HIS ADDED CONCERNS.

DA02: "It has some consequences to it. It has some dire consequences to it that really are unnecessary. We're going to have this added cost of a special election top fulfill the remainder of his term which is going to be about three months, and then we're going to have another election in November for the normal term of office. I can't believe a man of his experience - of his intelligence couldn't see that as a consequence - or evenb more - a reason why it shouldn't have been done."

REPRESENTATIVE ABERCROMBIE DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR EMAILED REQUEST FOR A RESPONSE TO THE LISUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OBSERVATIONS. HE DID, HOWEVER, PUBLICLY ANNPOUNCE TWO DAYS LATER THAT HIS RESIGNATION IS NOW ON HOLD UNTIL HE ATTENDS TO IMPORTANT MATTERS OF STATE.

AND MONDAY NIGHT, IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS OF SUPPORTS, MAUI MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES ANNOUNCED HER INTENTION TO SEEK A SECOND TERM IN OFFICE. SHE'LL RUN AGAINST AT LEAST THREE OPPONENTS IN THE PRIMARY - INCLUDING FORMER ALAN ARAKAWA - WHOM MAYOR TAVARES DEFEATED IN TWO ELECTIONS IN 2007. NONE OF THOE LOCAL CANDIDATES WOULD BE ON THE SPECIAL ELECTION BALLOT, HOWEVER, TO FIND A REPLACEMENT TO COMPLETE CONGRESSMAN ABERCROMBIE'S TERM IN OFFICE.

(ON-CAM TAG) THE SPECIAL ELECTION PROSPECT TO FILL THE REMAINING TERM OF CONGRESSMAN NEIL ABERCROMBIE FOR WHEN HE RESIGNS IS STILL UP IN THE AIR AND CARRIES ITS OWN SET OF QUESTIONS - INCLUDING WHO PAYS FOR IT AND WHO WILL RUN IT. LAST WEEK THE STATE ELECTIONS COMMISSION ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER KEVIN CRONIN, AND THE STATE HARDLY HAS EXCESS FUNDS TO CARRY OUT A SPECIAL ELECTION. THE LAST SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL THE CONGRESSIONAL SEAT OF PATSY MINK WHEN THE MAUI NATIVE DIED IN 2002 COST A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

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J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE LATEST REPORT FROM U-H ECONOMISTS SHOWS BETTER-THAN-ORIGINALLY-ANTICIPATED GROWTH FOR 2010. WE'VE GOT THE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU. AND WE'LL SHOW YOU THE FRESH, YOUNG FACES WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEIR CAREERS TO KEEPING MAUI COUNTY SAFER. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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J: THE "MINUS SIGNS" ARE ALMOST GONE. THE LATEST IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF HAWAII'S ECONOMIC FUTURE, ASSEMBLED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, USES SEVERAL ENCOURAGING TERMS LIKE "EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG GROWTH" AND "LARGE GAINS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR."

(take uhero pkg) AFTER THE DEEPEST RECESSION SINCE THE 1930S, HAPPY DAYS AREN'T QUITE HERE AGAIN - BUT, ACCORDING TO THE NEWEST REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IS ONCE AGAIN IN EXPANSION - LED BY A STRONG REBOUND IN TRADE AND PRODUCTION IN ASIA. BECAUSE OF THAT, ECONOMISTS SAY, PROSPECTS ARE VERY GOOD FOR AN EARLY 2010 RETURN TO GROWTH IN HAWAI'I.

THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE KEY FINDINGS IN THE NEW UHERO REPORT. BECAUSE OF STEADY INCREASES IN PERSONAL INCOME AND A STEADY DROP IN JOB LOSSES, U-H ECONOMISTS SAY THERE WILL LIKELY BE MORE TOURISTS COMING BACK TO HAWAI'I NEXT YEAR THAN THEY PREVIOUSLY FORECAST. WHILE ARRIVALS FROM ALL GLOBAL REGIONS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS, THE REPORT SAYS IT WILL LIKELY TAKE UNTIL 2012 UNTIL HAWAI'I SEES MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION VISITORS IN A CALENDAR YEAR.

A YEAR AGO THE CONSTRUCTION DOWNTURN THAT HIS ALL OF HAWAI'I - AND NOWEHER MORE THAN MAUI - PAINTED A LONG-TERM BLEAK PICTURE. THE NEWEST UHERO FORECAST SAYS JOB LOSSES IN THAT INDUSTRY WILL END IN 2010 AND RECOVERY COULD BE COMPLETE IN AS ALITTLE AS TWO YEARS.

OVERALL JOB GROWTH IN HAWAI'I WILL ALSO COME SLOWLY - BUT IT WILL COME WITH AN ANTICIPATED ONE PERCENT IN THE NUMBER OF JOBS EXPECTED IN 2010.

THE NEW REPORT - WHILE THE MOST ENCOURAGING NEWS IN MORE THAN A YEAR - COMES WITH AN ASTERISK - A CONCLUDING COMMENT THAT SERVES AS A WARNING TO ANXIOUS, STATING, "While there are now clearer signs of an imminent recovery, risks abound, including possible additional
fallout from state and local government fiscal crises and a possible stall in the global upturn."

IN OTHER WORDS, THE PICTURE LOOKS GOOD - BUT THERE ARE RISKS AND THE ROAD COULD STILL BE BUMPY FOR A WHILE. BUT, NONETHELESS, THAT BUMPY ROAD, FINALLY LOOKS LIKE IT'S LEADING TOWARD RECOVERY.

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND THE ENCOURAGING DETAILS OF THE LATEST U-H REPORT, JUST GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLOCK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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J: SPEAKING OF HEROES, THERE ARE 11 NEW ONES SOON-TO-BE HITTING THE STREETS IN MAUI COUNTY. CRIME FIGHTERS OF THE HIGHEST-TECH ARE THE GRADUATES OF THE 71ST POLICE ACADEMY CLASS OF THE MAUI COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT)

(TAKE MPD VO/SOT) TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE - THESE ARE THE 11 GRADUATES OF THE 71ST RECRUIT CLASS OF THE MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT. IN A LUNCH, CELEBRATION AND FORMAL CEREMONY LAST FRIDAY AT THE MAUI BEACH HOTEL, THE RECRUITS WERE HONORED FOR THEIR ENDURANCE, ACCUMEN, PHYSICAL SKILLS AND CRIME-FIGHTING SKILLS OVER THE LAST NINE MONTHS.

WHILE SENIOR OFFICERS HAD A TABLE IN THE BACK, FAMILIES OF THE RECRUITS GOT THE V-I-P TREATMENT UP FRONT.

DEPUTY CHIEF CLAYTON GRADUATED FROM THE 30TH RECRUIT CLASS. TIMES AND TECHNOLOGY HAVE CHANGED. NO LONGER IS THERE JUST A GUN AND A PAIR OF HANDCUFFS. NOW THERE'S A TASER, EXTRA AMMUNITION - AND CHIEF TOM ALSO REFLECTED ON HOW TOUGH TRAINING IS NOW COMPARED TO WHEN HE GRADUATED IN 1982.

Clayton Tom, Deputy Chief, MPD

CT01: "I think we'd all say our recruit training was tough but I think it's tougher now. Like I said, the new technology and the training. It's really tough on these guys and they fought to get through to this."

AND THEY WERE HONORED FOR THEIR EFFORT. TGHERE WERE AWARDS FOR SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT, MARKSMANSHIP, PHYSICAL FITNESS AND THE BEST NOTEBOOK. RECRUIT MIGUEL MUNOZ WAS NAMED OUTSTANDING RECRUIT FOR THE 71ST GRADUATING CLASS.

THE BIOGRAPHIES OF MAUI'S VETERAN OFFICERS ALWAYS SEEM TO INDICATE THEY STARTED IN THE MOLOKA'I DISTRICT OR ON LANA'I KIND OF A RITE OF PASSAGE. THIS CLASS, HOWEVER, WILL BE ASSIGNED TO MAUI ISLAND POSTS - AT LEAST TO BEGIN WITH.

CT02: "Actually, what phase of training these officers are going to is called FTO - Field Training Officer Training - where they're assigned for the next four months to different districts. The districts we use for the FTO training is Wailuku, Lahaina and Kihei. So that's for four months, four different phases. Then, upon completion, they'll be assigned to the outside districts."

KEYNOTE SPEAKER TENARI MA'AFALA, A VETERAN OFFICER AND SHOPO PRESIDENT, INFUSED HIS MOTIVATIONAL WORDS WITH HUMOR - AND THEN CAME THE IMPORTANT PART. AS PROUD PARENTS, WIVES, SIBLINGS AND CHILDREN CAME ON STAGE TO PIN THE BADGE ON MAUI'S NEWEST CRIMEFIGHTERS. THEN CAME THE OATH OF OFFICE AND THE CHICKEN SKIN MOMENT WHEN ALL THE TRAINING WAS OFFICIALLY BEHIND AND ALL THE WORK OF PROTECTING AND SERVING THE COMMUNITY LAY OFFICIALLY AHEAD.

CHIEF TOM'S SON WILL LIKELY AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE 73RD RECRUIT CLASS. UNDERSTANDABLY PROUD, THE CHIEF EXPRESSED WHAT ALL THE PROUD PARENTS AT TODAY'S GRADUATION ARE PROBABLY FEELING.

CT03: " Well, I guess every parent would be concerned - but it's an honorable job and it's a good job. And to give back to the community, I think that's a lot. And he went to college and got his degree in the Administration of Justice. I'm proud of him and hope for the best."

AND MAUI TV NEWS JOINS WITH A GRATEFUL COMMUNITY TO OFFER HEARTFELT CONGRATUALTIONS TO BRANDON ASUEGA-STARK, MICHAEL BOCON THE SECOND, ALY MIYASHIRO, MIGUEL MUNOZ, JOSHUA NASCIMENTO, MARVIN TAVAGA, EDWARD FERREIRA, JOSHUA KALB, DEVN PAGADUAN, DAVID PACHICO AND ANGELA KAHO'OHANOHANO.

E' HO'OMAIKA'I.

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREERS IN THE MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT, JUST GO TO MAUI TV NEWS AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(LAHAINALUNA BOARDING) (PiP-lhs LOGO)

J: IT'S ONE OF THE OLDEST, CONTINUOUSLY OPERATING HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE ENTIRE NATION - AND IT IS THE OLDEST HIGH SCHOOL WEST OF THE ROCKIES. FOUNDED IN 1831, LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL ALSO HAS ANOTHER UNIQUE DISTINCTION - IT'S THE ONLY PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL WITH A STATE-SUPPORTED BOARDING PROGRAM ON THE CAMPUS. AND NOW THAT PROGRAM IS IN JEOPARDY.

(VO) ABOUT 90 STUDENTS BOARD IN THE DORMATORIES AT LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL. THERE'S ROOM FOR 140. THE PROGRAM COSTS ABOUT 600 THOUSAND DOLARS A YEAR TO RUN AND AT A MEETING ON TUESDAY TO TRY TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE BUDGET ENDS MEET - THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATRED LOOKING AT THINGS TO POSSIBLY CUT FROM NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET. WEST MAUI REPRESENTATIVE ANGUS MCKELVEY SENT AN EMPASSIONED EMAIL TO CONSTITUENTS ASKING THEM TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY TO THE BOARD.

IT WORKED. THURSDAY MORNING, REPRESENTATIVE MCKELVEY TOLD MAUI TV NEWS THAT MAUI BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER MARY COCHRAN REPORTED TO HIM THAT FUNDING FOR THE LAHAINALUNA BOARDING PROGRAM WAS GUARANTEED FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS AT LEAST. BUT, THERE'S A MEET SET FOR NEXT WEEK TO DISCUSS WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MEET BUDGET SHORTFALLS.

(ON-CAM TAG) WE'LL KEEP UP WITH THIS DEVELOPING STORY ON MAUI TV NEWS. FOR UPDATES, CHECK THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(B-TOSS-C)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, TWO OF THE 23-THOUSAND-SOMETHING RUNNERS IN SUNDAY'S HONOLULU MARATHON DID MAUI PROUD WE'LL HAVE THEIR FINISHING TIMES UP NEXT. AND - WITH CHRISTMAS BARELY MORE THAN A WEEK AWAY - THERE'S A LOT TO DO TO ENJOY AND GET READY FOR THE BIG DAY. WE'LL HAVE DETAILS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(C-BLOCK)

J: TAKING A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS - WE WANT TO SEND CONGRATULATIONS TO TWO MAUI RUNNERS WHO PLACED IN THE TOP 500 FINISHERS FROM HAWAI'I IN SUNDAY'S HONOLULU MARATHON. PAUL HOPWOOD OF MAKAWAO FINISHED 94TH OVERALL AND WAS THE 21ST FASTEST HAWAII ENTRANT WITH HIS TIME OF THREE HOURS, FOUR MINUTES AND 16 SECONDS. SHARON CARBONE OF PUKALANI WAS THE 159TH FASTEST ISLAND RUNNER - COMING IN OVER IN 539TH PLACE WITH HER FINAL TIME OF THREE HOURS, 52 MINUTES AND 28 SECONDS. KENYAN PATRICK IVUTU RETAINED HIS HONOLULU MARATHON TITLE WITH A WINNING TIME OF TWO HOURS, 12 MINUTES AND 14 SECONDS. IN ALL, 23, 469 RUNNERS STARTED THE MARATHON - THAT'S UP BY A COUPLE HUNDRED FROM LAST YEAR. OFFICIALS 20,321 FINISHED THE RACE. THERE WERE ABOUT 6,000 RUNNERS FROM THE ISLANDS AND MORE THAN HALF OF THE RUNNERS IN THIS YEAR'S RACE WERE FROM JAPAN.

MOVING ON - AT A MUCH SLOWER PACE - HERE'S A LOOK AT COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK. FRIDAY NIGHT IS THE LAST STAR-WATCHING PARTY AT HALEAKALA. STARTING JUST AFTER SUNSET - AROUND 6-30, NATURALISTS AT THE VISITOR CENTER AT THE 94-HUNDRED FOOT ELEVATION WILL EXPLAIN THE AMAZING ARRAY OF STARS YOU CAN ONLY TAKE IN FROM THE SUMMIT OF HALEAKALA. WEAR YOUR WOOLIES. IT WILL BE COLD! THE ADMISSION PRICE IS THE PARK FEE OF 10 DOLLARS AT THE GATE.

IN A MUCH WARMER PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT IT'S FIRST-EVER CHRISTMAS WISH CONCERT AT THE IAO THEATER IN WAILUKU. ALAKA'I PALEKA AND UNCLE POKI WILL BE YOUR EMCEES, AND THE MUSIC WILL FEATURE ULUWEHI GUERRERO AND NA LEO LANI O MAUI - MAUI'S HAWAIIAN CHOIR. TICKETS ARE JUST 20 DOLLARS AND PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE MAUI FOOD BANK. THE CONCERT STARTS AT 7-30.

ON SATURDAY MORNING IT'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF FEAST FOR THE SENSES UPCOUNTRY. KING KEKAULIKE'S ANNUAL "HULI TIMES TWO CHICKEN PLATES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME. MARINATED FOR FIVE DAYS AND GRILLED TO PERFECTION, ONLY 12-HUNDRED PLATES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE. THE PRICE IS JUST FIVE DOLLARS AND THE PLATES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 7 A.M. TO 1 P.M. AT THE NA ALII CAMPUS ON THE KULA HIGHWAY.

IN CENTRAL MAUI ON SATURDAY - SINCE YOU'LL BE SHOPPING THERE ANYWAY, ENJOY THE ANNUAL MAUI MARKETPLACE "CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF GIVING" FROM 11 A.M. UNTIL 1 P.M. THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT THROUGHOUT THE SHOPPING COMPLEX, PLUS A MYSTERY BOX PRIZE AND FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS - EVEN GINGERBREAD COOKIE DECORATING.

AND THE HOLIDAY FUN FOR KEIKI IS IN FULL SWING AT THE HUI NOEAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER IN MAKAWAO. THIS SATURDAY IT'S "RECONSTRUCTED GREETING CARD ORNAMENTS" DAY FOR KEIKI AGES FIVE AND UP. YOUR KIDS WILL CREATE THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FROM RECYCLED GREETING CARDS, ADDING SPARKLES, COLOR AND THEIR OWN PERSONAL TOUCH FOR A KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT YOU'LL CHERISH FOREVER. THE FEE IS 25 DOLLARS FOR SATURDAY'S WORKSHOP. FOR MORE INFORMATION - AND DETAILS ON THE HUI'S WINTER ART CAMP SET FOR NEXT WEEK, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

MAUI OCEAN CENTER - THE HAWAIIAN AQUARIUM - IS DEFINITELY THE CHRISTMAS AQUARIUM WITH THEIR 12 DAYS OF FISH-MAS IN FULL SWING. THERE ARE FREE HOLIDAY-THEMED CRAFT EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN THIS FRIDAY AND AGAIN ON DECEMBER 21ST AND 29TH FROM 10 UNTIL 2. THE PRICE IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR PARK ADMISSION. ON CHRISTMAS DAY IT'S COOKIES WITH SANTA AND STORY TIME STARTING AT 11-30. IN ADDITION, LOOK FOR SCUBA CLAUS HIMSELF (motion) FEEDING THE SHARKS IN THE MAIN TANK THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON. THERE'S LOTS MORE GOING ON AT THE OCEAN CENTER, INCLUDING BIG DISCOUNTS IN THE OCEAN CENTER STORE. CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

SATURDAY NIGHT, IT'S DA KINE LOCAL HOLIDAY SOUNDS OF NONE OTHER THAN WILLIE K AND THE MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA. UNCLE WILLIE JOINS JAMES DURHAM AND THE ORCHESTRA FOR ALL OF YOUR HOLIDAY FAVORITES - LIKE ONLY WILLIE KA CAN. THE SHOW STARTS AT 7-30 SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. TICKETS RANGE FROM 12 TO 55 DOLLARS.

THIS SUNDAY THERE ARE SOME POWERFUL THINGS GOING ON. SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 2 P.M. AT THE WAILUKU UNION CHURCH ON HIGH STREET IT'S THE 14TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL TREE TRIMMING EVENT SPONSORED BY HEAVEN SENT. THIS SPECIAL ANNUAL EVENT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO BRING OR MAKE ORNAMENTS ON SITE TO PUT ON THE TREE IN MEMORY OF INFANTS, CHILDREN, TEENS AND ADULTS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN KA'ANAPALI, IT'S THE NINTH ANNUAL SING-IT-YOURSELF MESSIAH AT THE HYATT REGENCY KA'ANAPALI. THIS YEAR ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'VE ASSEMBLED THEIR BIGGEST-EVER CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, ALONG WITH FEATURED SINGERS LEIGHANNA EDWARDS, KARYN SARRING AND BOB WILLS. ACTIVITIES AND FUN EVENTS ARE ALSO ON THE SCHEDULE. IT STARTS AT 3 AT THE HYATT REGENCY AND TICKETS RANGE FROM 8 TO 15 DOLLARS.

AND HERE'S A DIFFERENT HOLIDAY IDEA FOR YOU. SUNDAY NIGHT IN PA'IA THE MAUI TIBETAN BUDDHIST CENTER WILL HOLD A "TIBETAN CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE BENEFIT PARTY." YOU'RE INVITED TO WEAR YOUR FINEST FORMAL HOLIDAY ATTIRE - AND YOUR FAVORITE MASK, AND ENJOY FRIENDS, PUPUS, AND AUTHENTIC INDIAN AND TIBETAN CUISINE. AND THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR THE BEST OUTFITS. TICKETS ARE JUST 40 DOLLARS AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. THE PARTY STARTS SUNDAY AT 6-30 AT MOANA'S BAKERY AND CAFE ON BALDWIN AVENUE.

IS THE NEXT SHANE VICTORINO, KURT SUZUKI OR BENNY AGBIANI GROWING UP AT YOUR HOUSE? THEN NEXT MONDAY, LET'S SEE WHAT HE'S GOT. IT'S THE WINTER BASEBALL CAMPS FOR YOUNG FOLKS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 5 AND 13. THERE ARE DAILY SESSIONS NEXT MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND THE FOLLOWING MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND ALL ASPECTS OF THE GAME WILL BE TAUGHT - INCLUDING PITCHING FROM KANEKOA TEXERIA - WHO HAS JUST BEEN SIGNED TO THE SEATTLE MARINERS. FOR PRICE AND DETAILS, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

IF YOU LOVE SOARING HAWAIIAN HARMONY - THEN YOU'LL LOVE THE HULA HONEYS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN KIHEI AT MONSOON INDIA - THE NEW INDIAN RESTAURANT IN THE LOBBY OF THE MENEHUNE SHORES CONDOMINIUM AT 760 SOUTH KIHEI ROAD. THE HONEYS PLAY THERE EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 5-30 UNTIL 8-30. AND MONSOON INDIA IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

AND SPEAKING OF HARMONIES, BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW, IT'S THE STYLISTICS IN CONCERT NEXT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE MACC. THE SOULFUL PHILLY SOUND OF THE STYLISTICS WILL FILL THE CASTLE THEATER STARTING AT 7-30. STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU, YOU ARE EVERYTHING, YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW. YEAH, THE STYLISTICS. TICKETS ARE PRICED FROM 25 TO 45 DOLLARS.

AS THE HOLIDAY HUSTLE AND BUSTLE WINDS DOWN - HOW ABOUT SOME FUN KEIKI TIME ON CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE MAKAWAO PUBLIC LIBRARY? JOLIE THE CLOWN WILL BE MAKING BALLOON ANIMALS, FUNNY FACES, AND READING "THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS." IT'S FREE AND IT STARTS NEXT THURSDAY AT 10 A.M.

THERE WILL BE CHRISTMAS EVER SERVICES ACROSS MAUI COUNTY - INCLUDING THREE SERVICES AT HOPE CHAPEL IN KIHEI STARTING AT 4, 6 AND 8 P.M.

AND, WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME, HOW ABOUT "DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF 'OHIA?" WHAT COULD BE MORE HAWAIIAN THAN A CHRISTMAS TREE THAT GREW UP HERE? FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE MAUI PERMACULTURE GROUP IS OFFERING LIVE, POTTED, INDIGENOUS TREE SPECIES BETWEEN 3 AND 10 FEET TALL. THIS YEAR YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM OHI'A LEHUA, HA'O AND KULUI TREES. PRICES RANGE FROM 50 TO 100 DOLLARS - AND THAT INCLUDES FREE DELIVERY ON MAUI. FOR MORE INFORMATION - OR TO PLACE YOUR ORDER, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

NEXT FRIDAY, OF COURSE, IS CHRISTMAS DAY. FROM ALL OF US AT MAUI TV NEWS, MELE KALIKIMAKA A ME KA HAU'OLI MAKAHIKI HOU!

FOR DETAILS ON ALL THESE EVENTS, PLUS THE TWO ELTON JOHN SHOWS IN HONOLULU NEXT MONTH AND MORE - GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. THAT'S A LOOK AT COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: BEFORE WE WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT CAN WATCH MAUI TV NEWS ANYTIME - FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM, AND ANY TIME, ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAII ON OCEANIC DIGITAL CHANNEL 953 ON NEWS ON DEMAND.

YOU CAN ALSO CATCH OUR WEEKLY REPORTS EVERY FRIDAY ON THE KHON-2'S "WAKE UP 2-DAY" WITH OLENA HEU AND JAI CUNNINGHAM BETWEEN 5 AND 8 A.M. AND MAUI TV NEWS IS ON THE RADIO. EVERY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON ON 11-10 AM – KAOI RADIO, WE PROVIDE THE LOCAL NEWS AT ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE HOURS OF 3, 4, 5 AND 6 P.M.

AND ALL THAT IS IN ADDITION TO REGULAR DAILY ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM.

MAHALO HOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

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