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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week of December 4, 2008



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(headlines - vo)

J: ALL STACKED UP - AND NO PLACE TO GO. WHILE THERE ARE A LOT FEWER ABANDONED CARS ON MAUI ROADSIDES, THE WORLD MARKET FOR JUNK IS DECLINING – SO HERE THEY SIT.

JY: BUT - WITH AN ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY, TRAFFIC WILL FINALLY MOVE A LITTLE MORE SMOOTHLY SOMEDAY SOON AROUND LAHAINA.

J: AND IF YOU'VE NOTICED SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT IN TRAFFIC LATELY, GOOD EYE. BUT IT ALSO MEANS THE END OF AN ERA IN MAUI COUNTY.

JY: IN SPORTS, THE STATE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS WERE BACK ON MAUI THIS WEEK AS THE LUNAS FACED A HERD OF RAMS FROM RADFORD. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG IS HERE WITH THE RUNDOWN ON A BUSY WEEKEND OF HOLIDAY THINGS TO EXPLORE AND ENJOY. IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

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

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. NEARLY THREE AND A HALF MILLION POUNDS - THAT'S HOW MUCH JUNK METAL HAS BEEN KEPT OUT OF THE MAUI LANDFILL..

(Turn to cam) BUT BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC DOWNTURN EVEN HAS AN IMPACT ON JUNKED CARS AND USED APPLIANCES. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TELLS US WHAT ONE RECYCLER IS DOING ABOUT IT.

(TAKE SOS PKG) SCRAP 'EM, CRUSH 'EM. BAIL 'EM AND SHIP 'EM. THAT'S ALL IN A DAYS WORK AT SOS METAS RECYCLING IN CENTRAL MAUI. BUT NOT THESE DAYS.

cg: Bruce Mizel, GM, SOS Metals Recycling

BM01: "Normally, we would take in the products, have them processed and then we would ship them out daily. Due to the fact that we're unable to ship them out due to a tremendous drop in the price of the process items we have no choice but to stockpile them."

SEEING THE CRISIS ON THE HORIZON, MIZEL AND COMPANY OWNERS WORKED WITH MAUI COUNTY TO GET MORE LAND - THEN WITH THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO BE SURE STORED METALS WOULD POSE A THREAT TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

BM02: "We have contracted to increase our concrete slab to an additional total of 13,500 square feet and completely berm it from the sides, back and front so that in the event of any rain, then the stored bales - both automobile and appliances that would have any oil residue - any rain that may have a tendency to mix with - will stay within that contained area."

WHILE THESE BLOCKS OF TWISTED AND CRUSHED METALS WAIT FOR THE MARKET TO REBOUND, SOS STILL ENGAGES IN SALES OF NON-FERROUS METALS - THINGS LIKE STAINLESS STEEL, AND COPPER. THE UPSIDE OF THE ECONOMIC DOWNTOWN IS THAT COPPER THEFTS ARE WAY DOWN NOW THAT THE PRICE HAS DROPPED. THIS WEEK COPPER WAS GOING FOR AS LITTLE AS A DOLLAR-35 A POUND. A FEW MONTHS AGO IT WAS CONSIDERABLY MORE.

BM03: "Its peak was in July and it neared four dollars a pound at that time."

MIZEL DOESN'T SEE THINGS GETTING BETTER SOON. HIS INDUSTRY SAYS THE PRICE FOR RECYCLED IRON COULD DROP BY 80 PERCENT IN 2009. LAST WEEK ON O'AHU, RECYCLED METAL PRICES CARIED WILDLY BETWEEN 200 DOLLARS A TON AND 700 DOLLARS A TON.

BM04: "Even if we could sell our product right now in the local market - our iron - in the Hawaii Market, we'd get about 10 dollars a ton."

WORD IN THAT INDUSTRY IS THAT IT MAY TAKE UNTIL NEXT SUMMER BEFORE DEMAND INCREASES TO THE POINT WHERE S-O-S CAN EXPECT TO MAKE ANY MONEY ON THEM. STILL, CARS, APPLIANCES AND OTHER SCRAP METAL CONTINUE TO PILE UP ON MAUI AND IT HAS TO GO SOMEWHERE. ONE PROJECT THAT S-O-S IN MORE THAN HALF-WAY THROUGH WITH IS THE CLEANUP OF METALS AND TIRES FROM THE HANA LANDFILL. THESE AERIAL SHOTS - TAKEN JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, SHOW HOW ORGANIZED THE EFFORT HAS BEEN. AN ESTIMATED 4 TO 6 THOUSAND TONS OF DERELICT CARS, APPLIANCES AND TIRES WERE SCATTERED ACROSS ACRES. S-O-S BROUGHT IN THEIR OWN SCALE, SEPARATED THE METALS BY TYPE, SEPARATED OUT THE TIRES AND BEGAN SHIPPING IT ALL BACK TO THEIR CENTRAL MAUI BASEYARD. AS OF THIS WEEK, MORE THAN 4.3 MILLION POUNDS HAS BEEN HAULED OUT OF HANA AND THEY'VE ONLY BEEN WORKING ON IT SINCE JULY - PLUS THEY COMPLETED THE WORK ON A BID FOR ABOUT HALS AS MUCH AS OTHER MAUI RECYCLERS TRIED TO CHARGE THE COUNTY. THIS STACK AT THE PU'UNENE YARD IS ALMOST THE LAST OF THE METAL JUNK THAT USED TO PILE UP IN EAST MAUI.

MIZEL SAYS THE COMPANY HAS THE ROOM, THE TALENT AND THE RESOURCES TO WAIT OUT THE DIP IN THE METALS MARKET. MEANTIME, FOR CONTRACTORS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS, THEY HAVE IMPLEMENTED SMALL CHARGES FOR RECYCLING.

BM05: "Of course for the public, for any white appliance there is never a charge. We're under contract with the county to accepty appliances both through Community Work Day and through the state. The citizens, themselves, if they wish to bring in an appliance, they should free to do so and there's never a charge."

WHITE IS JUST AN INDUSTRY TERM - THEY CAN BE BEIGE, AVOCADO OR STAINLESS STEEL AND THERE'S NO CHARGE TO DROP THEM OFF. AND UNTIL THE MARKETS TURN AND THERE'S A PROFIT IN SCRAP METAL, S-O-S WILL CONTINUE TO PUT THE SQUEEZE ON WRECKED AND ABANDONED CARS AND WORN OUT APPLIANCES. AND STACK THEM NEATLY UNTIL ITS TIME TO GO. REPORTING FROM PUUNENE FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) ONCE AGAIN YOU CAN RECYCLE ANY WHITE APPLIANCE AT NO CHARGE BY DROPPING IT OFF AT SOS METALS IN PU'UNENE. FOR DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(LAHAINA BYPASS) (PiP - Bypass-Artist's Rendering)

J: TWO GENERATIONS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE IDEA WAS FIRST SUGGESTED THAT A ROAD MIGHT BE BUILT TO BYPASS THE BUSY DOWNTOWN DISTRICT OF LAHAINA. NOW, AFTER YEARS OF HAGGLING, PLANS, COMMITTEES, LAWSUITS AND DRAFT PROPOSALS - WORK IS SET TO BEGIN ON A PORTION OF THE ROADWAY WITHIN WEEKS.

(FF-CG-VO) PHASE ONE-A OF THE LAHAINA BYPASS IS SET TO BREAK GROUND BY THE MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH. THE ROUTE IS ALIGNED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY THAN THE MOST RECENT PLAN BECAUSE THAT PATH TOOK THE PROPOSED ROAD THROUGH PREVIOUSLY UNDISCOVERED ARCHEOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT SITES. STATE TRANSPORTATION BRENNON MORIOKA MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY THAT WORK COULD BEGIN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER A PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR NEXT WEEK TO INFORM THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE NEW PLAN.

THAT MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 5:30 NEXT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH AT THE LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER. OFFICIALS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE CONTRACTOR FOR THE JOB WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND TO DESCRIBE THEIR PLANS.

(ON-CAM) THE PROJECT'S MOST RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING. IF YOU'D LIKE AN ADVANCED LOOK AT THE NEWEST PROPOSAL, GOT TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(UNEMPLOYMENT)(PiP-DOL-Graph)

JY: OF COURSE THAT PROJECT WILL MEAN JOBS AT A TIME WHEN THEY ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED. BUT THERE ARE STILL HUNDREDS OF WORKERS - OUT OF WORK - WHO ARE NEARING THE END OF THEIR BENEFITS.

GOOD NEWS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS. RESIDENTS WHO HAVE USED UP THEIR 26 WEEKS OF STATE BENEFITS AND THEIR 13 WEEKS OF FEDERAL EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS CAN NOW APPLY FOR AN ADDITIONAL SEVEN WEEKS OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.

THE PROGRAM IS POSSIBLE UNDER NEW FEDERAL LEGISLATION CALLED THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION EXTENSION ACT OF 2008. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH SIGNED THE LAW ON NOVEMBER 23RD. HAWAII STATE LABOR DIRECTOR DARWIN CHING SAYS HIS OFFICE IS IDENTIFYING WORKERS WHO ARE JUST ABOUT AT THE END OF THEIR STATE AND FEDERAL BENEFITS. IF THAT INCLUDES YOU, YOU CAN EXPECT TO BE NOTIFIED BY THE STATE WITH INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO REACTIVATE YOUR CLAIM FOR AN ADDITIONAL SEVEN WEEKS. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE OFFICE IN YOUR AREA. ON MAUI AND LANA'I, THE NUMBER TO CALL IS 984-84 HUNDRED. ON MOLOKA'I THE PHONE NUMBER IS 553-17-50.

(License Plates)(PiP-"L" plate)

J: IT'S KIND OF THE END OF AN ERA - BUT IT WILL TAKE QUITE A WHILE UNTIL IT COMPLETE PASSES. I'M TALKING ABOUT LICENSE PLATES. FOR YEARS, YOU COULD ALWAYS TELL WHERE A CAR IN HAWAII WAS REGISTERED BY THE FIRST LETTER OF THE LICENSE PLATE. M FOR MAUI COUNTY, H FOR THE BIG ISLAND AND K FOR KAUA'I. O'AHU RAN OUT OF "O" COMBINATIONS OF THREE LETTERS AND THREE NUMBERS A LONG TIME AGO, SO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING BUT M, H OR K MEANT IT WAS AN O'AHU CAR. WELL, NOW, IT APPEARS WE'VE RUN OUT ON MAUI TOO.

(TAKE VO) TECHNICALLY - WE REALLY HAVENT, ACCORDING TO THE MAUI COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND LICNSING. WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT MAUI COUNTY HAS ALWAYS HAD WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE L AND M SERIES FOR LANAI, MAUI AND MOLOKA'I AND WE'VE JUST USED UP ALL THE MS FIRST. NOW ALL NEW PLATES ISSUED IN MAUI COUNTY WILL BEGIN WITH THE LETTER L. WHEN THEY RUN OUT OF THOSE, OFFICIALS SAY IT'S MORE LIKELY THERE WILL BE A NEW PLATE DESIGN THAN THAT A SEVENTH DIGIT WOULD BE ADDED.

(ON-CAM TAG) INCIDENTALLY, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO DO THE MATH ON HOW MANY CARS THAT IS - YOU MIGHT GET AN ARGUMENT ABOUT JUST HOW MANY COMBINATIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH SIX LETTERS AND SIX NUMBERS - ESPECIALLY IF THE FIRST LETTER IS ALWAYS AN M - WELL...ASK A MATH EXPERT AND SEE WHAT THEY COME UP WITH. YOU'LL PROBABLY BE SURPRISED AT THE ANSWER.

TOSS TO B BLOCK

JY: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, AT A TIME WHEN THINGS ARE TOUGH FOR WORKING FAMILIES - ONE MAUI FAMILY IS GETTING AROUND IN STYLE THANKS TO LOKAHI.

J: AND MAUI STYLE IS A HOT ITEM ON THE CHRISTMAS LIST THIS YEAR. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A "MADE ON MAUI" FAIR THIS WEEKEND - WHEN WE COME BACK.

JY: AND WHILE MADE ON MAUI IS A BIG DEAL HERE, GETTING MARRIED ON THE BIG ISLAND IS GETTING TO BE A BIGGER AND BIGGER DEAL…TO THE CHINESE. THAT STORY WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(LOKAHI)(PiP-NEW CAR)

JY: IMAGINE THIS. YOU'RE A WORKING MOM WITH FIVE KIDS. THEN YOUR HUSBAND LOSES HIS JOB WHEN ALOHA AIRLINES FOLDS. YOU CAN'T MAKE CAR PAYMENTS SO YOU LOSE YOUR MAIN MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE OTHER FAMILY CAR IS STOLEN. APPROACHING CHRISTMAS YOU WOULD PROBABLY NOT SEE A LOT OF CHEER IN THE DAYS AHEAD. BUT FOR ONE MAUI FAMILY, THERE ARE MIRACLES. MAUI TV NEW REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(TAKE LOKAHI PKG) A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG FAMILY WAITS AT THE KAHULUI SUPERFERRY TERMINAL. NEARBY THEIR MOM IS WRAPPING UP HER SHIFT WITH HAWAII SUPERFERRY. OUT ON THE PIER, THEIR DAD IS HELPING DOCK THE ALAKAI.

THEN, UP DRIVES A SHINY MINI-VAN. AND NOT JUST ANY VAN - BUT A PRECIOUS GIFT.

Kyle Okahara, Production Mgr. Oka's Auto Body -Honolulu

KO01: "Actually it started with Lokahi and State Farm Insurance Company. They actually found the van. Lokahi, as you know, found the family. We did the repairs on the van.

OKAHARA SAID THE VAN WAS ALREADY IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE - BUT THEY BROUGHT IT UP TO LIKE-NEW CONDITION. OKA'S AUTO BODY VOLUNTEERD AND DONATED THEIR SERVICES - AND FOR IT THEY GET A LITTLE PUBLICITY - A FREE RIDE ON THE SUPERFERRY TO BRING THE VAN TO MAUI,

(KO02: "Very calm. It was nice. Good."

LODGING ON MAUI AND THE GOOD FEELING THAT COMES FROM HELPING SOMEONE - OR IN THIS CASE - SEVEN SOMEONES. PAM WOJCIESKI GAVE US THE BACKGROUND OF THEIR DRAMATIC YEAR THAT SPIRALED DOWN AFTER HER HUSBAND WALTER LOST HIS JOB WITH ALOHA AIRLINES.

Pam Wojcieski, Port Utility Inspector, HI Superferry

PJ01: "We had an account with the credit union and I saw that Lokahi was helping Aloha Airlines employees. So I talk to my husband and said, 'well, why don't we try to do this?' We put in our application. We were just asking for financial help and stuff - with utilities. At that same time our car had got repo'd. Our second car was stolen. So we faxed over an application. And I guess as they were getting it, Oka's Body Shop had faxed over a paper or something asking Lokahi to find a family. So it was kinds like the Hand of God putting it together."///

LOKAHI SELECTED THE WOJCIESKI FAMILY - AND EVEN WENT ABOUT FINDING WHAT THE KIDS WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS. WHEN WALTER ARRIVED, THE CAMERAS CAME OUT - THE CHEERS ERUPTED, AND THE FAMILY GOT THEIR FIRST PEEK INSIDE. LOKAHI HAD
STUFFED THE SHINY CRHRYSLER SLEIGH WITH TOYS GOODIES AND A BED FOR THEIR OLDEST SON. THE WOJCIEWSKIS HAVE SOME VERY CLOSE FRIENDS AMONG THEIR CO-WORKERS AND 9GOOD DEAL OF LOVE FROM ABOVE.

PJ02: "I so appreciate it. I appreciate everyone that was involved - the Okaharas, Lokahi, Mary Ellen and them. We didn't even expect a tenth of what we got. We just took a chance that maybe we could get a littl help. And, oh my gosh it was so overwhelming. I am so thankful. We are so blessed by all these people who stepped up and just made it for us." (+tears-enough)

WE KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME TO END THE INTERVIEW AND JUST SAY "MERRY CHRISTMAS WOJCIESKI FAMILY." REFORTING FROM KAHULUI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP THE LOKAHI PROJECT, LOOK FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEKEND IN KIHEI. A LITTLE LATER ON THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON WHEN AND WHERE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS.

(Made in Maui)(PiP-Made in Maui-logo)

J: PACIFIC BIODIESEL. MAUI NO KA OI MAGAZINE. JOSEPH BEAN. ALI'I KULA LAVENDER. HAWAIIAN CLASSIC PERFUMES. ANTHONY'S COFFEE. SANDWICH ISLANDS DISTILLING CORPORATION. THE LIST IS LONG AND GETTING LONGER. WHAT DO ALL THESE BUSINESSES HAVE IN COMMON. YEP. THEY'RE ALL (GESTURE) MADE IN MAUI. MORE THAN 70 MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE PART OF THE MAUI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BANDED TOGETHER - AND ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE TO JOIN THEM - TO MAKE MADE IN MAUI A SYMBOL OF PRIDE.

(VO) THIS WEEKEND SEVERAL OF THOSE MEMBERS WERE REPRESENTED AT CENTER COURT AT QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER. THEIR PRODUCTS ARE POPULAR, HIGH QUALITY AND - IN MANY CASES - WORLD FAMOUS. RATHER THAN COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER FOR YOUR BUSINESS, THEY'VE BANDED TOGETHER TO PROVIDE AN EXTRAORDINARY VARIETY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES - EACH ADHERING TO A HIGH SET OF STANDARDS IN ORDER TO EARN AND DISPLAY THE MADE IN MAUI BRAND.

(on-cam) IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE THE ENTIRE LIST OF MADE IN MAUI MEMBERS, AND TO SEE WHAT IT TAKES TO JOIN THE, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(BIG ISLAND WEDDINGS)(PiP-Chinese Brides)

JY: ON THE BIG ISLAND, THERE'S A BUSINESS FAD THAT LOCAL MERCHANTS HOPE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW: CHINESE WEDDINGS. IT ALL STARTED LAST YEAR WHEN CHINA'S POPULAR TIANJIN TELEVISION NETWORK BROADCAST THE WEDDING OF 12 COUPLES FROM THE HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE.

(FF-CG-VO) THIS WEEK THE NETWORK RETURNED TO THE HILTON TO BEAM THE NUPTIALS OF 17 COUPLES BACK TO MORE THAN A MILLION VIEWERS IN CHINA. THE EVENT IS MORE THAN A PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY - IT FOCUSES ON THE FACT THAT VISITORS FROM CHINA AND KOREA CAN NOW TRAVEL MORE EASILY TO HAWAII.

(ON-CAM) IT ALSO FEATURES THE WEDDING INDUSTRY IN HAWAII - WHICH IS A HIGH TICKET ITEM IN NATION'S LIKE CHINA WHERE - IN MOST CASES - THERE IS JUST ONE CHILD IN THE FAMILY AND A WEDDING IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH BRIDE AND PARENTS.

THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS HAVE BEEN HARDER HIT THAN O'AHU IN THE RECENT ECONOMIC DOWNTURN - DUE, IN PART, TO TWO CRUISE SHIPS LEAVING THE ISLANDS. BUT NOW, WITH BROADCASTS LIKE THIS WEEK'S WAIKOLOA WEDDING, AND THE RECENT TOURISM PROMOTION TRIP BY GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DUKE AIONA, OFFICIALS SEE CAUSE FOR OPTIMISM. IN FACT, ONE OF THE FEW CATEGORIES THAT IS INCREASING IN THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES IS THE NUMBER OF VISITORS FROM CHINA. THAT NUMBER IS UP FOUR PERCENT FROM THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

(A&B DRUG COURT GRANT)(PiP-A&B-Drug Court)

J: SINCE 2000, NEARLY 300 MEN AND WOMEN FROM MAUI AND MOLOKA'I HAVE GRADUATED FROM A DEAD-END LIFE OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF LIVING PRODUCTIVE, HEALTHY LIVES. THAT'S DUE TO THE AMAZING SUCCESS OF THE MAUI DRUG COURT. AND THE MAUI DRUG COURT - IN A VERY LARGE PART - OWES ITS SUCCESS TO THE FRIENDS OF THE MAUI DRUG COURT, AND ADVOCACY GROUP THAT CONVINCED THE HAWAI'I JUDICIARY TO ESTABLISH THE PROGRAM IN OUR STATE.

NOW THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF THE MAUI DRUG COURT IS ASSURED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE THANKS TO A NEW GRANT FROM THE ALEXANDER AND BALDWIN FOUNDATION. THIS WEEK A&B AWARDED A 5,000 DOLLAR GRANT TO THE FRIENDS OF THE MAUI DRUG COURT SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES THEY PROVIDE - WHICH INCLUDE MILESTONE AWARDS, MEDICAL AND DENTAL TREATMENT AND CHILD CARE. THE A&B FOUNDATION IS FUNDED THROUGH THE PROCEEDS OF MANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, INCLUDING HAWAIIAN COMMERCIAL AND SUGAR, EAST MAUI IRRIGATION, A&B PROPERTIES, KAHULUI TRUCKING AND MATSON NAVIGATION.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MAUI DRUG COURT OR ABOUT THE ALEXANDER AND BALDWIN FOUNDATION, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM. JUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.


(Toss to C Block)

JY: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, IT WAS THE LAST CHANCE FOR THE M-I-L TO SHINE AT THE STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CLASH BETWEEN RADFORD AND LAHAINALUNA UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE HERE WITH THE LIST OF FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO TO ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE OF KALIKIMAKA. IT'S ALL UP NEXT IN COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: FOOTBALL FOR THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE IS OVER FOR 2008. BUT IT DIDN'T GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT.

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

AFTER LAST WEEK'S DIVISION ONE QUARTERFINAL LOSS IN THE STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS - MAUI'S LAST HOPE FOR IMMORTALITY IN '08 RESTED SQUARELY ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE MEN IN RED AND WHITE FROM LAHAINALUNA. FOR SOME UNEXPLAINED REASON, THAT CHANCE STARTED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. WHILE FOLKS WERE STILL FILING INTO THE STANDS, THE OPENING KICKOFF HAPPENED SEVEN MINUTES EARLY.

(VO) BOTH TEAMS SCORED IN THE FIRST QUARTER, AND WHILE THERE WERE JUST A COUPLE HUNDRED RADFORD FANS WHO MADE THE EXCURSION TO SUPPORT THEIR RAMS, THERE WAS NO MISTAKING WHO WAS FOR THE HOME TEAM.

WITH A MINUTE LEFT IN THE OPENING FRAME, RADFORD Q-B MOSIAH MANUMA HANDS OFF TO CHRISTIAN POASA WHO THREADS THE LUNA DEFENSE UNTIL BRYSON WILLIAMS LITERALLY TAKES THE BALL OUT OF HIS HANDS AND BRINGS IT BACK SEVEN YARDS FOR THE HOME TEAM. UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE LUNAS - THE NEXT THREE PLAYS WENT JUST LIKE THIS - AND THE LUNAS PUNT THAT OPENED THE SECOND QUARTER SAILED OUT OF BOUNDS - GIVING THE RAMS EXCELLENT FIELD POSITION.

BUT THE LUNAS ALMOST GET IT RIGHT BACK. WATCH LAHAINALUNA'S NUMBER 72 TULIA TEI AS HE GETS A FINGERNAIL ON THIS SCREEN PASS FROM MANUMA TO WIDE RECEIVER SHAWN PUTMAN-CURRY WHO GAINS EIGHT. TWO PLAYS LATER MANUMA HURLS A RAINBOW PASS OVER TWO LUNA DEFENDERS AND PUTMAN-CURRY SCORES. RADFORD TAKES THE LEAD EARLY IN THE SECOND PERIOD.

ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE PLAYS THE RAMS BROUGHT WAS THEIR SQUIB KICKOFFS. HERE THE BEST LUNA GEORGE CHIHARA CAN DO IS FALL ON IT WAY BACK ON THE 13 YARD LINE. HERE IT'S JAKE MANNING ON A QUARTERBACK KEEPER AND HE NETS 9 - BURT NEEDED 10 AND MANY OF THE 3,000 - PLUS IN RED WERE PRETTY QUIET.

RADFORD WENT FOR IT ON FOURTH DOWN FIVE TIMES IN THIS GAME. THIS TIME IT'S MANUMA TO PUTMAN-CURRY WHO GETS THE FIRST BUT ALMOST AT THE COST OF HIS HEAD AFTER A POWERFUL HIT BY LAHAINALUNA'S JACOB BOTEILHO. ON THE NEXT PLAY RADFORD'S MANUMA KEEPS IT AND BOUNCES OFF FOUR LUNAS EN ROUTE TO THE END ZONE. BUT WAIT - THE SMILING REF SAYS "NO" AND THE TD IS CALLED BACK.

TWO PLAYS LATER AND MANUMA SCRAMBLES AND TOSSES TO NUMBER ONE IN THE END ZONE. IS IT? THE LINESMAN SAYS…. "YES." NOW, THEY DON’T HAVE INSTANT REPLAY IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - BUT AT MAUI TV NEWS - WE DO. WATCH AGAIN AS PUTMAN-CURRY MAKES THE CATCH - BUT HIS ELBOWS ACTUALLY HIT OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES AS HE TRIES TO PULL THE BALL IN. THE CONTROVERSIAL CALL PUT THE RAMS UP BY TWO TOUCHDOWNS.

AND REMEMBER THAT GOOFY KICKOFF STYLE? IT WORKS AGAIN AS THE RAMS DESCEND ON A HELPLESS GEORGE CHIHARA WHO IS SMOTHERED AT THE LUNA EIGHT.

IT WAS 21 TO SEVEN WHEN A REFRESHED BATCH OF LUNAS RETURNED TO THE FIELD. AND WITH SUPPORT FROM ALL AGES - IT WAS LESS THAN TWO MINUTES INTO THE SECOND HALF WHEN IT LOOKED LIKE LUNA QUARTERBACK JAKE MANNING HAD NOWHERE TO GO. OH, HE HAD SOMEWHERE TO GO ALL RIGHT - AND TOOK ALL OF HIS SIX-FOOT-TWO-INCH GIANT STRIDES TO OUT RUN THE RAMS FOR THE FIRST SCORE OF THE SECOND HALF - AND THERE WAS HAPPINESS IN LUNAVILLE! THE EXTRA POINT WAS GOOD AND SUDDENLY IT WAS JUST A ONE-SCORE GAME.

BUT THEN THE RAMS MARCHED DOWN THE FIELD AND, ON THIRD AND GOAL RAMS NUMBER 44 BRIAN KAHELE RAMS HIS WAY IN FOR A SCORE. BUT WHEN THE LUNAS CHEERLEADERS YELLED BLOCK THAT POINT, JASON MANNING DID! THAT MADE THE SCORE RADFORD 27, LAHAINALUNA 14.

(on-cam) THE RAMS SCORED AGAIN IN THE THIRD PERIOD - AND LAHAINALUNA STAGED A MAJOR COMEBACK EFFORT IN THE FOURTH - BUT IT WAS TOO LITTLE JUST A LITTLE TOO LATE AS THE RADFORD RAMS DEFEATED THE LUNAS BY A FINAL SCORE OF 33 TO 27. ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT GENEROUS LINESMAN'S TD CALL IN THE FIRST HALF LOOMED LARGE.

IN EITHER CASE, THE RAMS ADVANCE TO THE FINALS TO FACE TO IOLANI FOR THE DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS. BUT - FROM ALL OF US AT MAUI TV NEWS - WAY TO GO LUNAS! YOU MADE IT A GREAT SEASON TO WATCH M-I-L FOOTBALL.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS TRYOUTS OR A SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP, LET US KNOW ABOUT IT. SEND THE INFORMATION - AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO SPORTS AT MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND WE'LL DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET A FILM CREW OUT TO CAPTURE THE ACTION. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: AS CHRISTMAS GETS CLOSER, THERE'S LOTS TO SEE AND DO - AND EVEN A CHANCE TO WORK OFF A FEW PRE AND POST-HOLIDAY POUNDS.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M HOLLY CHUNG WITH A BUSY SCHEDULE FOR YOU - SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE NOTES.

STARTING WITH A CHANCE TO RELAX AND ENJOY GREAT LIVE THEATER, THE IAO THEATER'S HOLIDAY CLASSIC PRESENTATION OF "A CHRISTMAS STORY" BY JEAN SHEPHERD. IT'S A TALE OF 9 YEAR-OLD RALPHIE PARKER WHO WANTS AN OFFICIAL RED RIDER BB-GUN WITH A COMPASS IN THE STOCK MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD. SET IN THE 1940S, "A CHRISTMAS STORY" PLAYS FRIDAYS AT 7:30, SATURDAYS AT 2 PM AND 7:30 P.M. AND SUNDAYS AT 5 FROM NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 14TH. TICKETS ARE 18 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, 16 DOLLARS FOR SENIORS AND STUDENTS.

HERE'S A CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL - FOR YOURSELF AND FOR A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AS WELL. THIS SATURDAY THERE IS A FIVE -KILOMETER FUN RUN AND WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT JORDAN PATAO WHO IS SUFFERING FROM CANCER. THE EVENT STARTS AT 7:30 SATURDAY MORNING AT KEOPUIOLANI PARK IN WAILUKU. REGISTRATION IS 20 DOLLARS - AND ADDITIONAL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME, TOO. FOR DETAILS, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

ALL DAY SATURDAY, IF YOU FIND YOURSELF DRIVING THROUGH CENTRAL KIHEI, YOU'LL LOTS AND LOTS OF HAPPY PEOPLE WITH SANTA CAPS ON AROUND THE AZEKA SHOPPING CENTER. THE ANNUAL LOKAHI GIVING PROJECT VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ACCEPTING YOUR DONATIONS OF MONEY AS WELL AS NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS. THEY'LL BE AROUND AZEKA AND ALONG SOUTH KIHEI ROAD BETWEEN 10 AND FOUR.

MEANWHILE, SATURDAY WILL ALSO FEATURE AN ANNUAL UPCOUNTRY FAVORITE EVENT. THE 23RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIRE AT THE HALEAKALA WALDORF SCHOOL FEATURES HAND-MADE ARTS AND CRAFTS INCLUDING KOA BOWLS, JEWELRY, TEXTILES, SOAPS, PUPPETS, TOYS AND MORE. THE EVENT ALSO FEATURES FOOD, A SILENT AUCTION AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. THE ADMISSION COST IS JUST THREE DOLLARS FOR ADULTS. KEIKI 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE. THE HALEAKALA WALDORF SCHOOL IS ON LOWER KULA ROAD.

AND IN EAST MAUI ON SATURDAY, THE ALL-DAY FUN AT THE HANA CHRISTMAS FUN FAIR FEATURES FOOD, GAMES, ENTERTAINMENT AND LOTS OF ARTS, CRAFTS AND GIFT IDEAS. SANTA ARRIVES AT 5:30 AND THE OFFICIAL LIGHTING OF THE HANA CHRISTMAS TREE WILL BE AT 6 P.M. IT ALL HAPPENS IN THE HANA TOWN CENTER AND ADMISSION IS FREE.

THIS SUNDAY IS THE ANNUAL MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT. THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL GUEST IS CONCERT MASTER FRANK ALMOND FROM THE MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHO WILL PERFORM ON A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE STRADIVARIUS VIOLIN CRAFTED IN ITALY IN 1715. THE MAUI CONCERT CHORUS WILL ALSO PERFORM. TICKETS ARE 36, 26, 20 AND 10 DOLLARS AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI. THE CONCERT STARTS AT 7:30 SUNDAY IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT FRIDAY - THERE ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSIC LOVERS. TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE AT THE MACC WHEN NEIL SEDAKA TAKES TO THE STAGE OF THE CASTLE THEATER FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7:30. TICKETS RANGE FROM 25 TO 45 DOLLARS.

ALSO NEXT FRIDAY, THE HARD ROCK CAFE IN LAHAINA WELCOMES "JOHN BROWN'S BODY," AN AWARD-WINNING EIGHT-PERSON MODERN REGGAE GROUP THAT HAS TOURED WITH DAVE MATTHEWS, OZOMATLI AND JURASSIC FIVE. THE SHOW BEGINS AT 9 P.M. AND YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 TO ATTEND.

FOR TICKET DETAILS ON BOTH OF THESE CONCERTS AND DETAILS ON EVERYTHING WE'VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND IF THERE'S A SPECIAL EVENT YOU'RE PLANNING FOR THE NEW YEAR, LET US HELP YOU SPREAD THE WORD. 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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JY: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW. PLEASE VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, EXTENDED COVERAGE OF MANY OF OUR STORIES AND MUCH MORE.

J: AND WE'D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR STORY IDEAS AS WELL, SO PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND. LOOK FOR THE STORY IDEA LINK AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM. AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

JY: ALOHA

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