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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending December 24, 2010


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(headlines - vo)

J: ALOHA MEANS GOODBYE - AS WE LOOK BACK ON THE TERM OF MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES AND GET HER PERSPECTIVE ON A TUMULTUOUS FOUR YEARS. AND, ALOHA MEANS HELLO, AS WE GET THE "VISION" OF MAYOR-ELECT ALAN ARAKAWA WHILE HE PREPARES FOR HIS SECOND TERM AS MAUI MAYOR.

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS - PLUS - NO TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON VIEWABLE FROM MAUI...AND NOT A GREAT DEAL OF RAIN, EITHER . AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A VERY BRADY FUND-RAISER WHERE THE BEST BUDDIES WERE FAMILIAR TO US ALL.

IN SPORTS, THE U-H WARRIORS CAME TO MAUI AND PUT ON AN IMPRESSIVE SHOW IN BASKETBALL - WHILE THE LADY FARMERS OF MOLOKA'I PUT ON AN IMPRESSIVE SHOW IN PADDLING. IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES-BROWN SEES THE LIGHT OF FIRST LIGHT SCREENINGS - AND SAYS THE FILM FESTIVAL IS ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE. ALL THAT PLUS COMING ATTRACTIONS, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO THE CHRISTMAS EVE EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS - OUR FINAL REPORT OF 2010. YOU'RE WATCHING MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST - IN HIGH DEFINITION. I'M JEFF KING. IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS - SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN ON MAUI THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. A MAYOR RE-ELECTED - FOUR YEARS AFTER HIS PREVIOUS TERM. A NUMBER OF UNPRECEDENTED THINGS HAVE ALSO HAPPENED DURING THAT FOUR YEARS. THIS WEEK WE SAT DOWN WITH OUTGOING MAUI MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES TO GET HER PERSPECTIVE ON THE HIGH AND LOW POINTS OF HER TERM AT THE TOP

(TAKE CHARMAINE) PKG) OUTGOING MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES WILL BE KNOWN FOR PILOTING ONE OF THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT VEHICLES IN MAUI COUNTY- THE PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE THAT GETS UP TO 90 MILES TO A GALLON OF GAS.

MAYOR TAVARES FACED A VARUIETY OF CHALLENGES DURING HER TERM THAT WERE COMPLETELY OUT OF HER CONTROL. TWO MAJOR FIRES AND A 100-YEAR STORM ALL HAPPENED DURING HER FIRST SIX MONTHS IN OFFICE. THEN THE CRASH OF THE COUNTY - THE STATE'S - AND THE WORLD'S ECONOMY. LOOKING BACK AT THE GOOD AND BAD, MAYOR TAVARES HOFFERS THESE PARTING WORDS.

(CT02 "Now that my term is ended I really want to thank the people of Maui County..."

(ON-CAM TAG) WE HAVE THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(ARAKAWA)(PiP-ARAKAWA)

J: AND ALOHA MEANS "HELLO." NEWLY-RE-ELECTED MAUI COUNTY MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA SAYS THE FOUR-SPAN BETWEEN HIS FIRST TERM AND HIS SECOND ONE WAS A GOD-SEND. AND HE TOLD US WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IF HE HADN'T LOST TO TAVARES IN 2006, AND WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT IN 20-11

(TAKE ARAKAWA PKG) INCOMING MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA CREDITS THE TAVARES ADMINISTRATION FOR ALLOWING THAT HIT-THE-GROUND-RUNNING OPPORTUNITY BY OPENING DOORS, DRAWERS AND FILES TO INCOMING DEPARTMENT HEADS. MEANWHILE, WHILE THE ECONOMY IS JOB ONE - JUST AS IT WAS DURING HIS FIRST TERM AS MAYOR, ARAKAWA POINTS OUT things are quite different this time around and THAT IT LIKELY WON'T BE THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT TO CREATE JOBS OUT OF NOWHERE.

AAO2: "..."

(ON-CAM TAG) WE ALSO HAVE THAT EXTENDED INTERVIEW ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(ECLIPSE)(PiP-RED MOON)

J: WELL, IF YOU WE'RE IN YOUR YARD MONDAY EVENING THIS IS WHAT YOU LIKELY SAW IF YOU LOOKED UP.

(VO-DARK CLOUDS) WE WERE HOPING AGAINST HOPE THAT THE CLOUDS MIGHT PART LONG ENOUGH TO SEE THE FIRST TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON VISIBLE FROM HERE SINCE 2007. OF COURSE, THAT WASN'T TO BE.

(FF-CG-VO) ON THE U.S. EAST COAST, THEY GOT THE BEST VIEW OF THE EVENT. THE FACT THAT IT COINCIDED WITH THE WINTER SOLSTICE MADE IT PARTICULARLY IMPRESSIVE. THAT HASN'T HAPPENED FOR NEARLY 400 YEARS...AND IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN UNTIL 20-94.

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WITH THE NEW YEAR COME SOME NEW LAWS IN HAWAI'I - INCLUDING ONE THAT WILL LIKELY BE VERY HARD FOR MANY OF US TO BREAK. DETAILS ON THAT WHEN WE COME BACK. PLUS, THE YEARS HAVE BEEN KIND TO MARCIA AND GREG BRADY, AND THIS WEEKEND THEY WERE KIND TO THE MARVELOUS BEST BUDDIES ORGANIZATION HERE ON MAUI. THOSE STORIES - PLUS MAUI JINGLE BELLS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(BEST BUDDIES)(PiP-BB LOGO)

J: "THE SWEET LIFE." SOME FORTH-PLUS YEARS AGO THAT MIGHT HAVE DESCRIBED LIFE IN THE FICTITIOUS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME OF MIKE AND CAROL BRADY AND THEIR SIX KIDS. FAST FORWARD TO 20-10 AND THE BRADY POWER STILL PACKS A PUNCH WHEN IT COME TO RAISING AWARENESS FOR A VERY SPECIAL CAUSE.

(TAKE BRADY-SWEET LIFE - PKG) SATURDAY AFTERNOON - A WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS - AND THE CENTER MALL OF THE SHOPS AT WAILEA WERE ABUZZ WITH AMAZING SIGHTS, SOUNDS, SMELLS AND TASTES. THE EVENT WAS TITLED "THE SWEET LIFE" - A CULINARY DESSERT FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE BEST BUDDIES ORGANIZATION OF HAWAII. THIRTEEN SEPARATE RESTAURANTS AND RESORTS PULL OUT ALL THE SWEET STOPS TO OFFER THEIR SWEETEST ENTRIES TO COMPETE MORE FOR HONOR THAN ANYTHING ELSE. THE REAL STARS IOF THE DAY WERE THE BEST BUDDIES THEMSELVES. AT THE CORE OF THIS PHOTO, WERE TWO LONGTIME BEST BUDDIES, MAUREEN MCCORMICK AND BARRY WILLIAMS - KNOWN BETTER TO GENBERATIONS AS MARCIA AND GREG BRADY - AND THEY REALLY ARE BEST BUDDIES.

Barry Williams, "Greg Brady"

BW01: "I think that may be one of the nicest experiences of doing our show - 'The Brady Bunch' for so many years is the friendships that we forged that have been maintained throughout ourlifetimes and will last a lifetime."

OTHER JUDGES INCLUDED CHAMPION GOLFER CASSY ISAGAWA - AND LEADERS FROM THE BUSINESS AND POLITICAL COMMUNITY. BUT ALL FORKS DROPPED AND ALL EYES AAND EARS WERE FOCUSED WHEN THE AFTERNOON'S KEYNOTE SPEAKER KAREN GAFFNEY TOOK TO THE PODIUM. THE YOUNG LADY WAS BRIMMING WITH EXCITEMENT AND POISE - AND RETOLD OF HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT SHOW AOTHER YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE SOMEHOW PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED IN LIFE THAT ANY GOAL CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED. KAREN'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE SWIMMING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL, AS WELL AS THE WIDTH OF LAKE TAKE AND TO AND FROM ALCATRAZ ISLAND IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY.

THE SILENT AUCTION DREWS A GREAT DEAL OF ATTENTION - THE STARS CME OUT TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL DAY - AND, WHEN ALL THE SWEETNESS WAS TALLIED - MORE THAN 24,000 DOLLARS WERE RAISED FOR BEST BUDDIES. EVENTS LIKE THESE HELP RAISE THE LECVEL OF AWARENESS OF THIS IMPORTANT ORGANIZATION - AS WELL AS RAISING THE LEVEL OF SELF-CONFIDENCE AND FUN AMONG THEIR MEMBERS - AND SET AND ACHIEVE GOALS MOST OF US COULD ONLY DREAM OF. YUP, THESE BEST BUDDIES HAVE PROVEN AGAIN - THAT LIFE CAN BE SWEET.

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GREAT WORK OF BEST BUDDIES IN MAUI COUNTY - GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(NEW LAWS)(PiP-PLASTIC BAGS)

J: ONE-ELEVEN-ELEVEN. IT'S AN EASY-TO REMEMBER DAYE AND THAT'S WHY MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS CHOSE IT LAST YEAR. IT'S THE DAY WHEN RETAILERS IN MAUI COUNTY MUST STOP USING PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS.

(vo) IT'S MAUI COUNTY ORDINANCE 35-87 AND IT SAYS, IN A NUTSHELL, THAT AS OF 1-11-11...IT'S A TUESDAY, PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE BANNED AT CHECKOUT WHEN SHOPPING IN MAUI COUNTY. LEADING UP TO THE BAN, STORES, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS - EVEN THE COUNTY - HAVE BEEN OFFERING REUSABLE BAGS OF ALL KINDS SO YOU CAN'T SAY YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE CHANCE TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE TO CARRY YOUR GROCERIES.

(ON-CAM) OF COURSE, IT'S NOT ILLEGAL TO POSSESS PLASTIC BAGS - SO IF YOU'VE BEEN ACCUMULATING THEM TO COLLECT PET DROPPINGS, OR TRANSPORT RECYCLABLE ITEMS, THAT'S STILL FINE. IN FACT, THE COUNTY HAS PREPARED A LIST OF FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE WEBSITE. FOR THAT LINK, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(NEW LAWS)(PiP-2011 LAWS)

J: ALSO WITH THE NEW YEAR COME SOME NEWS LAWS ACROSS THE STATE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.

(FF-CG-VO) STARTING JANUARY FIRST -IF YOU SUPPORT A POLITICAL CANDIDATE OFFICE, YOU'LL NEED TO REALLY WANT TO SUPPORT HIM OR HER. THAT'S BECAUSE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS WILL NO LONGER BE DEDUCTED FROM TAXABLE INCOME. AND CORPORATIONS THAT DONATE MORE THAN A THOUSAND DOLLARS TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILE A SPENDING REPORT WITH THE CAMPAIGN SPENDING COMMISSION.

ANOTHER NEW LAW WITH THE NEW YEAR: PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WILL HAVE TO BLOW INTO AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE TO TEST THEIR BREATH - SUCCESSFULLY - BEFORE THEIR CAR WILL START.

THERE ARE OTHER NEW STATEWIDE REGULATIONS GOING INTO EFFECT A WEEK FROM SATURDAY, INCLUDING A STATEWIDE ORDINANCE DEFINING ACCEPTABLE PET ENCLOSURES; ANOTHER LAW WILL ESTABLISH A CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER FOR THE STATE. AND ANOTHER NEW LAW WILL REQUIRE HEALTH INSURERS TO COVER THE COST OF COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING.

(ON-CAM TAG) FOR A RUNDOWN OF THE NEW REGS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE. CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(B-TOSS-C)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, NC-DOUBLE-A DIVISION ONE BASKETBALL ON MAUI. IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER! WE'LL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UH-CHICAGO STATE MATCHUP WHEN WE COME BACK. AND CHRISTMAS MEANS THE ANNUAL "FIRST LIGHT" MAUI FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING AT THE MACC. PAUL JANES BROWN HAS HIS REVIEW OF ONE OF THE MARQUIS FILMS UP NEXT IN CURTAIN CALL WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(C-BLOCK)

J: CHECKING SPORTS - IT WAS BASKETBALL AT A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL FRIDAY NIGHT AT LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER AS THE U-H MEN'S TEAM CAME TO MAUI TO HOST THE CHICAGO STATE COUGARS.

(VO) THINGS STARTED GOING THE WARRIORS WAY RIGHT AWAY WITH THE OPEN TIPOFF TAKEN BY JOSTON THOMAS. AFTER A COUPLE OF MISSES BY EACH TEAM, U-H BRINGS THE BALL BACK DOWN COURT AS BOBBY MILES GETS IT TO SR GUARD HIRAM THOMPSON WHO SCORE THE GAME'S FIRST POINTS WITH A THREE -POINTER. IN FACT U-H WENT ON AN EIGHT-POINT SCORING SPREE BEFORE THE COUGARS CALLED A TIME-OUT. THEN, WATCH AND LISTEN AS THOMPSON GOES TO BLOCK THIS DOWNCOURT PASS (CLUNK) OOH! THOMPSON LAID STILL FOR A FEW MINUTES BEFORE ROLLING OVER THEN BERING HELPED OFF THE COURT. HE DIDN'T RETURN FOR THE REST OF THE GAME - WITH A BRUISED BACK - BUT HIS INJURIES ARE NOT SEASON-ENDING.

(ON-CAM) U-H- BREEZED IN THE SECOND HALF, TAKING THIS ONE HANDILY BY A FINAL SCORE OF 86-57 IN FRONT OF A VERY APPRECIATIVE MAUI CROWD.

(MIL) ALSO THIS WEEK, THE MOLOKA'I LADY FARMERS WROTE ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE HISTORY BOOKS WITH THEIR FIRST-EVER VARSITY VICTORY IN OUTRIGGER CANOE PADDLING. MOLOKA'I CAPTURED FIRST IN THE HALF-MILE COURSE - WITH SEATS KAHI, LUA, KOLU - OR ONE, TWO AND THREE , OCCUPIED BY THREE OF THE STARS OF THIS YEAR'S STATE DIVISION TWO VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS.

(CURTAIN CALL)(PiP-PLB)

J: CHRISTMAS IS OFTEN CALLED THE “FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS,” AND ON MAUI DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR, WE GET A STELLAR DOUBLE DIP AS THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL’S FIRSTLIGHT: ACADEMY SCREENINGS ON MAUI - COMES INTO FULL SWING AT THE MAUI ARTS & CULTURE’S CASTLE THEATER. PAUL JANES-BROWN HAS THIS PREVIEW.

PJB: EACH YEAR, BARRY AND STELLA RIVERS BRING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE MOST OF THE FILMS THAT WILL BE NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARDS ON ONE OF THE STATE’S BIGGEST SCREENS, IN ONE OF THE BEST THEATERS IN THE PACIFIC. FOR CINEMAPHILES, IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.

SEVEN OF THE FILMS SHOWING AT THE MACC BETWEEN SUNDAY, DEC. 26 AND SUNDAY, JAN. 2, HAVE ACCRUED 19 SPIRIT AND SEVEN GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS.

DEBRA GRANIK’S WINTER’S BONE, SCREENING ON MONDAY, DEC. 27, AT 4 P.M. WON THE 2010 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR DRAMA AND WAS VOTED THE BEST FEATURE AT THE GOTHAM FILM AWARDS IN NEW YORK CITY. IT LED THE SPIRIT NOMINATIONS WITH SEVEN, INCLUDING BEST FEATURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AND ACTING NOMINATIONS FOR JENNIFER LAWRENCE, DALE DICKEY AND JOHN HAWKES. LAWRENCE HAS ALSO BEEN NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE.

THE FILM, BASED ON THE NOVEL BY DANIEL WOODRELL, TELLS THE STORY OF A GIRL OF 17, WHO SETS OUT TO TRACK DOWN HER FATHER, WHO USED THEIR HOME MORTGAGE FOR HIS BAIL BOND AND THEN FAILED TO APPEAR IN COURT. IF SHE CANNOT FIND HIM, SHE AND HER FAMILY WILL BE TURNED OUT INTO THE OZARK WOODS. ALONG THE WAY, SHE DISCOVERS THAT HER FAMILY MEMBERS ARE OUTLAWS WHO REFUSE TO BREAK THEIR CODE OF SILENCE, AND RISKS HER LIFE TO PIECE TOGETHER THE TRUTH.

ANOTHER FIRSTLIGHT FILM RECEIVING NODS FROM THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS INCLUDE THE TEMPEST, DIRECTED BY JULIE TAYMOR. THE FILM, BASED ON SHAKESPEARE’S PLAY, BENDS THE LEAD CHARACTER’S GENDER BY CHANGING THE MAGICIAN FATHER TO A MOTHER, CASTING HELEN MIRREN, ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST ACTORS, AS PROSPERA. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SHAKESPEARE’S FATHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP IS MORPHED INTO THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP CREATED BY TAYMOR. MAUI AUDIENCES WILL RECOGNIZE THE LOCATIONS; THE FILM WAS SHOT OVER THE SUMMER OF 2009 ON LÄNA‘I.

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL WAS NOMINATED AS BEST DIRECTOR FOR RABBIT HOLE, STARRING HAWAI‘I NATIVE NICOLE KIDMAN AS A GRIEVING MOTHER DEALING WITH THE LOSS OF A CHILD. THE BUZZ IS THIS COULD BE ANOTHER OSCAR FOR KIDMAN, WHO RECEIVED A GOLDEN GLOBE BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA NOMINATION.

KIDMAN WAS HERE THIS PAST SUMMER FILMING ADAM SANDLER’S JUST GO WITH IT. WITH A KATHERINE HEPBURN-LIKE RANGE, SHE IS PROBABLY THE MOST VERSATILE ACTRESS WORKING TODAY.

SPIRIT AWARD NOMINEES FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE ARE DIRECTOR LENA DUNHAM, AND PRODUCERS KYLE MARTIN AND ALICIA VAN COUVERING FOR THEIR FILM, TINY FURNITURE. THIS IS A TRULY HOMEMADE FILM SHOT IN FIVE DAYS IN DUNHAM’S APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY.

“THE FACT THAT THIS MOVIE IS GETTING ANY ATTENTION HAS BLOWN MY MIND. I DON’T REALLY KNOW HOW TO PROCESS IT,” THE FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR TOLD CINDY PERLMAN OF THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES DURING A BREAK EDITING HER HBO PILOT, GIRLS.
THE FILM EXPLORES THE DILEMMA OF WHAT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE.

JACK GOES BOATING GARNERED THREE SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS: BOB GLAUDINI FOR BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY, DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA FOR BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE AND JOHN ORTIZ FOR BEST SUPPORTING MALE. HOWEVER, INEXPLICABLY, THE FILM’S STAR, FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, DIDN’T GET A MENTION FOR ACTING OR DIRECTING.

THE FILM EXPLORES A BLIND DATE RELATIONSHIP BY A NEW YORK CITY LIMO DRIVER WHO COULD CHARITABLY BE DESCRIBED AS AVERAGE. BUT LOVE IS HIS GOAL AND HE IS WILLING TO INVEST MONTHS LEARNING TO SWIM IN PREPARATION TO FULFILL HIS WOULD-BE GIRL FRIEND’S DREAM OF GOING ON A ROMANTIC BOAT RIDE. (THE TRAILER MADE ME WANT TO SEE THIS ONE.)

SEYMOUR HOFFMAN IS ONE OF HOLLYWOOD’S MOST UNLIKELY LEADING MEN, BUT ALWAYS TURNS IN FINELY CRAFTED PERFORMANCES WHICH CONSISTENTLY DELIGHT AND SURPRISE AUDIENCES.

OTHER GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEES IN THE FIRSTLIGHT ACADEMY SCREENINGS INCLUDE HALLE BARRY FOR FRANKIE AND ALICE, MICHELLE WILLIAMS FOR BLUE VALENTINE, KEVIN SPACEY FOR CASINO JACK AND BIUTIFUL FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.

FIRSTLIGHT RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 2. AS ALWAYS, THE FESTIVAL IS “DARK” ON CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S EVE AND CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S DAY—BUT THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO SPEND THE INTERIM VACATION PERIOD THAN THE CASTLE THEATER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILMS, VISIT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN A HUI HOU AND MELE KALIKIMAKA KAKOU. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS - UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.

(D-BLOCK)

(COMING ATTRACTIONS)

J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. AND IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE YOUR FINAL PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS WEEKEND - WE HAVE A FEW LAST-MINUTE IDEAS - AND MORE AS WE GET INTO 20-11.

SATURDAY IS CHRISTMAS. MELE KALIKIMAKA FROM ALL OF US HERE AT MAUI TV NEWS. MAY YOU SPEND THE DAY LIVING FOR AND LOVING ALL WHO ARE SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE.

FOR THOSE FAMILIES WHO DON'T HAVE SUCH A GREEN AND BRIGHT KALIKIMAKA, THERE WILL BE A FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER AT HOALOHA PARK IN KAHULUI. JUST LOOK FOR THE BEAUTIFUL HALE AT HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB. THEY'LL START SERVING DINNER AT 11 A.M.

CHRISTMAS NIGHT, IT'S AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF A BEAUTIFUL STORY. "KAILILA'AU: A JOURNEY OF SPIRIT" CHRONICLES THE LIFE OF A YOUNG HONOKOHAU VALLEY BOY WHOSE LIFE WAS TRAGICALLY CUT SHORT. BUT HIS VISION AS A BOY, THE DEDICATION AND DEVOTION OF HIS FAMILY YEARS LATER AND THE EFFORTS OF AN ENTIRE RESORT STAFF RESULTED IN THE CREATION OF A VERY SPECIAL HOE WA'A. SEE THE ENTIRE STORY AT 6 P.M. CHRISTMAS NIGHT ON KGMB - HAWAII NEWS NOW.

ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS MAUI GETS EVERY YEAR FOR MOVIE LOVERS IS THE FIRST LIGHT SERIES OF MOVIES SHOWN ON THE BIG SCREEN IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MASUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. 20-10 IS NO EXCEPTION. FROM NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 30TH, ENJOY SOME GREAT FIRST-RUN FILMS. AMONG THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED FILMS THIS YEAR ARE PIERCE BROSNAN AND EWAN MCGREGOR IN THE GHOST WRITER. THAT SCREENS THIS SUNDAY AT 2. AT FOUR O'CLOCK SUNDAY IT'S THE TRAGIC - BUT- TRUE STORY OF THE DEATH OF A FOOTBALL HERO - TURNED SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER IN THE MIDDLE EAST. "THE TILLMAN STORY" DETAILS THE FAMILY'S QUEST FOR JUSTICE. FOR MORE DETAILS ON FIRST LIGHT, CLICK ON THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A BETTER JOB? THE NINTH ANNUAL HIGH TECH MAUI HOLIDAY JOB FAIR IS COMING UP JUST BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29TH FROM NOON UNTIL 4 P.M. IN THE COURTYARD AT MAUI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE MAUI RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER, IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO PRESENT YOUR RESUME TO PRESTIGIOUS COMPANIES LIKE LOCKHEED-MARTIN, AKIMEKA, OCEANIT, BOEING, PACIFIC DISASTER CENTER AND MANY OTHERS. FOR DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE - EVE...WHICH WOULD MAKE IT DECEMBER 30TH, HERE'S A UNIQUE AND ECLECTIC MIX FOR A LIVE CONCERT. HOW ABOUT MICK FLEETWOOD, WILLIAM SHATNER, TOM ARNOLD, BRIAN EVANS AND CHEECH MARIN. THE SHOW STARTS AT 8 P.M. AT THE MAUI THEATER - HOME OF 'ULALENA. FOR TICKET PRICES AND MORE, CLICK ON THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

ON THE ACTUAL NEW YEARS EVE NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT, THERE ARE TONS OF THINGS GOING ON AROUND MAUI COUNTY. ONE VERY COOL WAY TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WILL BE WITH JOHN CRUZ AT STELLA BLUES. IT'S A NEW YEAR'S EVE ISLAND STYLE DINNER AND SHOW. FOR JUST 100 DOLLARS PER PERSON, ENJOY A SUMPTUOUS MEAL - THEN SIT BACK AND REVEL IN THE INTIMATE SETTING OF STELLA'S SUPPER CLUB WITH THE INCOMPARABLE JOHN CRUZ AS YOUR MUSICAL GUIDE INTO 20-11.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT YEAR, THE ADMINISTRATION OF MAYOR-ELECT ALAN ARAKAWA WILL OFFICIALLY RE-COMMENCE AFTER HIS INAUGURATION ON SUNDAY, JANUARY SECOND, 20-11. EVERYONE IS INVITED - AND ENCOURAGED TO BRING AT LEAST ONE NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM TO THE FREE EVENT AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM. THE ENTERTAINMENT BEGINS AT 4 P.M. SUNDAY, JANUARY SECOND AND THE CEREMONY STARTS AT 5 P.M. LIGHT PUPU WILL BE SERVED FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY.

DID YOU KNOW THAT MAUI NOW HAS A CHAPTER OF THE SPCA? YES, THE SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS WILL HOLD A MAUI GATHERING TO EXPLAIN THEIR MISSION, DETAIL THEIR PLANS AND - HOPEFULLY - GET YOUR SUPPORT. THE SPCA'S EVENING OF EDUCATION RUNS FROM 6 TO 9 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH IN THE ELLEAIRE BALLROOM OF THE MAUI BEACH HOTEL.

FOR DETAILS ON THAT EVENT AND EVERYTHING ELSE WE'VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND, WE'LL BE BACK TO WRAP UP THIS CHRISTMAS EVE EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

(E BLOCK)

(CHRISTMAS LIGHTS)

J: IT'S BECOME OUR ANNUAL PASSING ALONG OF THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT OF LIGHTS. CRUISING THROUGH SOUTH AND CENTRAL MAUI WE'VE CAPTURED SOME OF THE PRETTIEST, MOST CREATIVE AND CERTAINLY UNIQUE AND FESTIVE HOLIDAY DISPLAYS. ENJOY "KUKUI ILA O KALIKIMAKA.

(VO/NAT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS)

(PiP-MTVN LOGO)

J: THAT WRAPS UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING - WE'LL BE TAKING NEXT WEEK OFF FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY BREAK. OF COURSE WE WILL STILL PROVIDE UP-TO-THE-MINUTE UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AS IT HAPPENS ON THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE, MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
AFTER THE BREAK, PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL COUNTDOWN OF THE BIGGEST STORIES OF THE YEAR. "THE TOP 10 OF 20-10" WILL BE COUNTED DOWN IN OUT NEXT SCHEDULED NEWSCAST - SET OF JANUARY 7, 20-11.

FROM OUR 'OHANA TO YOURS - MELE KALIKIMAKE A MEKA HAU'OLI MAKAHIKI HOU. HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

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