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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning February 14, 2008



(EDITOR'S NOTE: Anchor scripts are provided for transcript reference to stories covered on Maui TV News. Scripts may contain abbreviations, codes and characters that are for internal production purposes only. Maui TV News apologizes for any misspellings.

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J: JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT IT WAS OVER - IT WAS MORE "HAGGLING FOR HOUSING" THIS WEEK OVER THE PROPOSED HONUA'ULA DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH MAUI.

J: AND ENERGY IS IN THE SPOT LIGHT AGAIN - OR RATHER, THE SUNLIGHT, AS THE COUNTY'S LARGEST PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM IS OFFICIALLY FIRED UP THIS WEEK IN SOUTH MAUI.

JY: IN SPORTS, THE AMAZING LADY BEARS OF BALDWIN CONTINUE THEIR NEW-FOUND DOMINANCE IN M-I-L PADDLING. KALAPANA WILL HAVE DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND GET SET TO CELEBRATE OUR BIGGEST LOCALS - THE WHALES - AND SOME OF OUR BIGGEST LOCAL TALENTS, TOO. HOLLY CHUNG HAS ALL THE DETAILS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING.

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. AFTER A TWO-MONTH PAUSE, IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL AS SUPPORTERS AND DETRACTORS OF THE PROPOSED HONUA'ULA SUBDIVISION GATHERED TO TESTIFY IN FRONT OF THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL.

(Turn to cam)AFTER RECEIVING PRELIMINARY APPROVAL IN NOVEMBER, THE HONUA'ULA SUBDIVISION HAD IT'S FIRST READING AND CHANCE FOR A FULL COUNCIL VOTE THIS WEEK - IF THERE WAS TIME. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING BRINGS US THE STORY.

(take HONUA'ULA Pkg) IN A FAMILIAR SCENE, HUNDREDS PACKED THE COUNTY COUNCIL CHAMBERS LAST FRIDAY. THE HOT TOPIC OF THE DAY WAS - ONCE AGAIN - THE PROPOSED HONUAULA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH MAUI. HAVING ALREADY BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE PLANNING COMMITTEE, THE MEASURE CAME UP FOR A FULL COUNCIL VOTE.

CG: Charlie Jencks, Owner's Representative, Honua'ula

CJ: What we've done so far is try to reach out to the community and that's what we've done. Maui Tomorrow has said they want a supplemental EIS and that's up to the Planning Commission. I say let's move forward, get the zoning accomplished. ..and eventually get some housing built."

AT FRIDAY'S HEARING JENCKS ASKED FOR A SHOW OF HANDS OF PROJECT SUPPORTERS FROM THE AUDIENCE - AND THERE WERE A LOT. BUT A LITTLE LATER, OPPONENT MARK SHEEHAN OF MAUI TOMORROW ASKED FOR A COUNT OF THOSE AGAINST THE PLAN AND THERE WERE A LOT OF THOSE, TOO.

THE UPSHOT IS...STILL NO ANSWER. THE DISCUSSION WAS CONTINUED TO MONDAY. AND THEN TO TODAY. WHICH IS AFTER OUR PRODUCTION DEADLINE FOR THIS WEEK'S BROADCAST - SO LOOK FOR UPDATES ON THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE OF OUR WEB SITE.

(on-cam tag) TO KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST ON WHEN - OR IF- THE PROJECT MOVES FORWARD, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO BREAKING NEWS.

(Red & White)(PiP-Charlie in Shades)

J: IF YOU NOTICED THE PARTY ATMOSPHERE IN THE BACKGROUND DURING COMMENTS MADE BY HONUA'ULA REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE JENCKS, IT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS SINGIN' THE BLUES...LITERALLY. AND NOT FOR HIMSELF, BUT FOR THE STUDENTS OF SOUTH MAUI.

(Take Red & White Ball - vo-sot) JENCKS PLAYS IN A BLUES BAND CALLED BLIND WILLY - THE HEADLINERS FOR THE RED AND WHITE - A FUNDRAISER TO HELP BUY A HOME FOR THE FLEDGING KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL. THERE WAS A SILENT AUCTION, A BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE AUCTION...ALL DESIGNED TO HELP THE SCHOOL PUT DOWN SOME ROOTS. AND THIS EVENT WAS DESIGNED TO PUT SOME CASH IN THE BANK FOR A DOWN PAYMENT.

Gene Zarro, Chairman South Maui learning ohana

GZ: "This is a kickoff we hop to raise about 4 MM dollars. The building will cost about 8 but we're hoping to get enough for a down payment."

A DOWN PAYMENT THAT GOT A NICE START ON THIS NIGHT FOR THEIR DREAM LOCATION.

GZ02: "What we're looking for is aplace in HT park...and might try to find a post-secondary partner to co-habitate with us."

THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF PARTNERING AT THE RED AND WHITE BALL - THAT RAISED MORE THAN A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TOWARD A PERMANENT HOME FOR KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL - A SCHOOL THAT NOW MEETS IN A RENTED OFFICE AT THE MAUI RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER AND IN A FORMER STORE IN THE OHUKAI SHOPPING CENTER.


(NCL Drops Pride of Aloha)(PiP-Priode of Aloha)

J: AND THEN THERE WAS ONE. NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES ANNOUNCED LATE MONDAY THAT THE PRIDE OF ALOHA WILL BE LEAVING HAWAII ON MAY 11TH.

(VO) NCL’S PRIDE OF HAWAII LEFT LAST WEEK FOR REASSIGNMENT IN EUROPE. THE PRIDE OF HAWAII WILL BE RENAMED AND SENT TO ASIA. THAT LEAVES THE PRIDE OF AMERICA, NCL’S ONLY YEAR-ROUND SHIP, INTRODUCED IN 2005 AND BUILT FOR CRUISING IN HAWAII.

(ON-cam tag) THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY NCL THAT THE PRIDE OF ALOHA WILL LEAVE HAWAII IN MAY IS BEING RECEIVED ON MAUI WITH MIXED OPINIONS. SOME ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE SAYING THAT THE STATE SHOULD NOW RE-THINK PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS FOR KAHULUI HARBOR … KAREN CHUN OF “SAVE KAHULUI HARBOR” SAYS THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS GOOD NEWS. BUT MAUI VISITORS BUREAU’S TERRYL VENCL SAYS LOCAL MERCHANTS ARE LIKELY TO SEE A DROP IN ACTIVITIES.


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J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE SUN CAME BACK OUT OVER MAUI THIS WEEK, JUST IN TIME TO SHINE DOWN ON A MAJOR SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT IN KIHEI. THE GLOWING DETAILS WHEN WE COME BACK.

JY: AND BUGS. MILLIONS OF THEM. MAYBE EVEN BILLIONS. WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE EFFORT TO GET RID OF THE MIDGES UP NEXT.

J: AND WE'LL ALSO HAVE SOME OTHER NUMBERS FOR UP NEXT - INCLUDING WHAT SOME FOLKS ARE DOING TO TRY TO STOP THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MILLIONS OF BEAUTIFUL REEF FISH. DETAILS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(MEDB-PV)(PiP-Solar Panels)

JY: LAST WEEK THE CHIEF OF HAWAII'S ELECTRIC UTILITIES PROCLAIMED MAUI AS THE STATE'S LEADER IN DEVELOPING RENEWABLE ENERGY. THIS WEEK A MAJOR STEP WAS TAKEN IN THAT DIRECTION. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TAKES US TO A SOUTH MAUI ROOF TOP WHERE THE VIEW IS OVERPOWERED BY THE POWER FROM ABOVE.

(Take MEDB PV Pkg) AFTER LAST WEEK'S PROCLAMATION BY HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CEO MIKE MAY THAT MAUI WAS AT THE FOREFRONT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY, IT WAS PROJECTS LIKE THIS HE WAS REFERRING TO...

Steve Perkins, Program Director, MEDB

SP01: "About 60 kilowatts. There are two systems - one for MEDB, the other for common areas...street lights and common area electricity."

Walter Enomoto, Operations Manager for Provision Technologies

WALTER ENOMOTO AND HIS CREW INSTALLED THE IMPRESIVE SYSTEMS, AND TAKES US THROUGH PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER 101:

WE01:"It collects light energey and converts to DC. Then invertor converts to AC which is what we use in homes. Whatever MEDB doesn't use goes back into the grid and spins the meter backwards and helps stabilize the grid and helps to lower MEDB's bills."

AND, YES, THE METER DOES RUN BACKWARDS...ALTHOUGH THE DIGITAL EQUIVALENT IS THAT LITTLE ARROW THAT'S POINT AWAY FROM THE MONEY-MAKING PART OF THE METER. THAT'S CALLED NET METERING. WHATEVER ENERGY "CREDIT" IF YOU WILL THAT MEDB GETS FOR POWER THEY GENERATE - BUT SOMEONE ELSE USES - GETS APPLIED FOR WHEN THEY NEED IT - LIKE POWERING STREET LIGHTS AT NIGHT AND ON CLOUDY DAYS.

THE ARRAY TAKES UP A LARGE PART OF THE ROOF OVER THE MEDB CENTER - BUT NOT ALL OF IT. THEY DIDN'T NEED TO.

WE03: "What we did was design a system with a number of panels to meet need of MEDB and their electricity use on an average annual basis."

THIS IMPRESSIVE ARRAY USED TO BE JUST A DREAM...ONE THAT ACTUALLY STARTED COMING TRUE.

SP02: "It's been over a year ago. We actually thought about solar when bldg was designed - ..but the financial products that would have made that possible weren't available at that time."

TRANSLATION. TOO EXPENSIVE. IT WOULD COST ABOUT A HALF-MILLION DOLLARS TO BUIOLD FROM SCRATCH. ENTER MILL VALLEY CALIFORNIA BASED SOLAR POWER PARTNERS WHO BROKERED THE DEAL. THERE ARE TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE TO HAWAII INVESTORS FOR DEALS LIKE THIS, AND THUS IS BORN A POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT.

Hugh Kuhn, VP Operations & Technology for Solar Power Partners

HK01: "We pool investors that are looking to take advantage of those tax credits. then we monitor system, sell the energy and account t to investors for the profits from those energy sales."

SO THE AGREEMENT ACTUALLY OWNS THE SYSTEM. THEY LEASE THE SPACE FROM MEDB, THEN SELL THE ELCTRICITY TO THEM TO HELP PAY FOR IT ALL. IT'S A LONG TERM AND INTRICATE PARTNERSHIP. AND IT MAY BE THE WAY OF THE FUTURE, BUT THERE'SD AN OLD-FASHIONED CONSTANT...THOSE WHO STAND TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE DEAL ARE THE GUYS IN THE SUITS.

HK02: "We pay lawyers more than anybody. beuase it's a long-term partnership. I will know the folks at MEDB for 15 years at least."

ANOTHER ADVANTAGE IS FISCAL PLANNING...WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED 15 YEARS AGO HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY WOULD COST TODAY. BUT THIS ARRANGEMENT TAKES THE GUESSWORK OUT OF BUDGET PLANNING WAY DOWN THE ROAD.

SP03: "We're actually able to know how much electricity is going to cost 15 years out."

IT'S FUTURISTIC AND IT WORKS...BUT IT'S STILL A LITTLE CUMBERSOME IN TERMS OF THE SIZE OF THE SYSTEM AND HOW MUCH JUICE YOU GET OUT IT OF IT. IN "GEEK SPEAK," THAT'S ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

WE03: "A system like this is in the 17 to 18 percent effieicny range. High tech systems like the space station are in the low 20 per cent range."

THIS SPACE IS IDEAL...WIDE, FLAT, THE ANGLES OF THE PANELS ARE ORIENTED TO THE SOUTHERN SUN EXPOSURE, AND IT'S HURRICANE PROOF. THIS ENTIRE ELABORATE ARRAY CAN WITHSTAND HURRICAN FORCE WINDS BUT GET THIS: THERE'S NOT ONE NAIL OR SCREW HOLDING IT DOWN.

WE05: "The system is connected side-to-side and there's a unique ballast system plus baffles on North, East and West side that won't let enough air get under the panels to life them up. We've tested seismically and wind-tested. We're proven it and the County has signed off on that."

AND WALTER MAKES A GOOD POINT. IN A CRISIS SITUATION, ACCUARATE WIND SPEED MEASUREMENT MIGHT NOT BE OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY.

WE06: "If there's an issue where panels are flying off, we have larger problems at hand."

THIS IMPRESSIVE SETUP IS ELABORATE AND PUTS OUT 60KW...BUT THAT'S STILL ONLY ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF WHAT THE WHOLE BUILDING USES. BUT THAT'S SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF 110,000 BARRELS OF OIL THAT WON'T BE BURNED TO KEEP THE JUICES FLOWING FOR THE MEDB. PERKINS SAYS THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MEDB LEADERSHIP - TO TEST THE WATERS AND LIGHT THE WAY FOR OTHERS, SO TO SPEAK.

SP04: "This is a win in several area. Something that hasn't been done before. Good for the environment and we're able to predict our electricity costs - and it's less expensive - unless you think the price of oil is going to go down in the future."

POWERING THE FUTURE STILL NEEDS SOME WORK. FOR ONE THING, THERE IS A MAXIMUM MAUI ELECTRIC CAN HANDLE OF SYSTEMS THAT GENERATE THEIR OWN POWER. FIFTEEN SYSTEMS LIKE THIS WOULD CURRENTLY PROHIBIT YOU AND ME FROM PUTTING ONE ON OUR ROOF AT HOME...AND THERE ARE ALREADY LOTS OF PRIVATE HOMES WITH MUCH SMALLER SYSTEMS. BUT THIS WEEK'S DEVELOPMENT IS CERTAINLY A STEP TOWARD THE BRIGHTER FUTURE OF ENERGY SECUTITY ON MAUI. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TURNING THE SUNS RAYS INTO ELECTRICITY AT YOUR HOUSE, FOLLOW THE LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(HOME PRICES)(PiP-ForSaleSign)

J: AND SPEAKING OF HOMES, IT WAS A TOUGH MONTH TO BE IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ON MAUI IN JANUARY. SALES OF PREVIOUSLY-OWNED SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON MAUI DIPPED TO A 10-YEAR LOW.

(VO) THERE WERE 56 SALES LAST MONTH, COMPARED TO 86 IN DECEMBER. LAST YEAR IN JANUARY, THERE WERE 106 SALES. THE MEDIAN PRICE FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ALSO FELL - FROM JUST MORE THAN 600 THOUSAND LAST JANUARY TO 574-THOUSAND THIS JANUARY.

(ON-CAM) THE LAST TIME THE SALES TALLY WAS LOWER WAS IN NOVEMBER, 1998 WHEN ONLY 47 HOMES SOLD. ONE MAUI ANALYST SAYS THE SEVERITY OF THE DROP WAS A BIT OF A SURPRISE, BUT LIKELY REPRESENTS THE VOLATILITY OF THE MARKET WHERE SALE PRICES HAVE BOUNCED UP AND DOWN SINCE HITTING A PEAK IN THE SUMMER OF 2005.

(BAG LIMITS) (PiP-Yellow Tang/Aquarium)

JY: AND ALSO ON THE TOPIC OF HOMES, THERE IS NEW PROPOSED LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO KEEP A LOT MORE OF HAWAII'S BEAUTIFUL REEF FISH AT HOME WHERE THEY BELONG - ON THE REEF.

(vo) REEF ACTIVISTS SAY THAT MILLIONS OF REEF FISH ARE BEING POACHED EACH YEAR FROM HAWAII'S NEAR SHORE WATERS - AND SHIPPED TO FAR AWAY PLACES WHERE THE VAST MAJORITY DIE WITHIN WEEKS, ONLY TO BE REPLACED BY STILL MORE WHO SUFFER THE SAME FATE.

MAUI ENTREPRENEUR ROBERT "SNORKEL BOB" WINTNER JOINED BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON THE STEPS OF THE STATE CAPITOL MONDAY. THEY CHOSE THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE REEF TO PROPOSE LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO HELP LIMIT THE TAKING OF WHAT THE AQUARIUM INDUSTRY CALLS "ORNAMENTAL FISH." ACCORDING TO REPORTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES, LICENSED AQUARIUM COLLECTORS IN HAWAII CAPTURE ABOUT 800,000 FISH PER YEAR. ACCORDING TO SNORKEL BOB, THE BLACK MARKET COLLECTION CARTEL GRABS MORE THAN TEN TIMES THAT AMOUNT. THE NEW LAW WOULD LIMIT THE AMOUNT ANY COLLECTOR CAN HARVEST TO 20 FISH PER DAY, AND NO MORE THAN FIVE YELLOW TANGS PER DAY.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(MIDGES)(PiP-Spotted Wing Midge)

J: AND WE MAY BE STRETCHING THE THEME OF "hOME AND WILDLIFE A BIT" HERE, BUT FOLKS AT HOME IN NORTH KIHEI ARE UNDER SIEGE BY A VERY UNWELCOME CREATURE. BUT THERE MAY BE RELIEF IN SIGHT.

(VO) THE SPOTTED WING MIDGE IS A PESKY - BUT VERY SOCIAL - BUG. AN INFESTATION OF MILLIONS IS BLOOMING AND EXPANDING AROUND THE KEALIA POND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. WHAT USED TO BE AN ANNUAL PAIN IN THE POND HASN'T HAPPENED IN A FEW YEARS TO THIS DEGREE, BUT SEASONAL RAINS ARE LIKELY TO BLAME FOR THE SWARMS OF WINGED CREATURES WHO - SHORTLY AFTER THEY LEARN TO FLY - ARE SMALL ENOUGH TO SQUEEZE THROUGH EVEN WINDOW SCREEN FABRIC.

(on-cam) KEALIA POND REFUGE MANAGER GLYNNIS NAKAI TELLS MAUI TV NEWS THAT BEGINNING FEBRUARY 21ST, CREWS WILL BEGIN SPRAYING A CHEMICAL CALLED METHOPRENE ON MIDGE NESTING AREAS CLOSES TO THE CONDOMINIUMS IN THE SUGAR BEACH AREA. NAKAI SAYS THEY CHOSE THAT TIME AND THAT LOCATION BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE POPULATION MAY BE REACHING ITS SEASONAL PEAK, PLUS THERE'S A LIMITED AMOUNT OF METHOPRENE AVAILABLE, AND THEY WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE SUPPLY THEY HAVE.

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JY: COMING UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS HAVE BEEN UNSTOPPABLE IN M-I-L PADDLING BUT - CAN THEY STAY THAT WAY? KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS IN M-I-L PADDLING UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN HOLLY CHUNG JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON EVERYTHING FROM KUKAHI 2008 TO HO'OMAIKA'I KOHOLA AND TONS MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: K: COULD IT BE ANOTHER DYNASTY IN THE MAKING?

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

AND I'M KALAPANA TALKING ABOUT THE WAHINE O KE WA'A OF BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL. THE LADY BEARS WERE WINLESS IN VARSITY PADDLING PRIOR TO THIS YEAR. AND - ALL OF A SUDDEN - THEY'RE "LOSS-LESS...is that really a word? COULD THEY KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE?

(VO) OUT TO A SPECTACULAR DAY AT KALAE POHAKU FOR THE FOURTH MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE REGATTA OF THE SEASON. AMONG THE DAY'S SPECTACLES WERE THE CHEERLEADERS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI. PADDLING COACH ROBERT BREDE ("brady") TOLD MAUI TV NEWS THAT - ONCE EACH SEASON, THE CHEERLEADERS COME OUT TO SUPPORT THEIR PADDLING CREWS. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT WHEN I GO TO THE BEACH, I LIKE TO TOSS A FRISBEE. THE WARRIORS? THEY TOSS EACH OTHER.

AND THERE WAS PLENTY TO YELL ABOUT IN THE JV-MIXED CREWS AS THE WARRIORS CAME ON STRONG AT THE FINISH TO GRAB THE WIN OVER SEABURY HALL WITH KING KEKAULIKE ONLY A COUPLE OF STROKES BEHIND.

THE TENSION ONLY MOUNTED WHILE THE WARRIORS CHANTED AT ONE OF THE BEACH (pause) AND BALDWIN COACH ALIKA ATAY PREPPED HIS GIRLS AT THE OTHER END. THEN, OUT FOR THE VARSITY ROUNDS. RUNNING STARTS WERE A BIG BONE OF CONTENTION SATURDAY BUT AFTER A FEW CONFERENCES WITH M-I-L OFFICIALS, THERE WERE PERFECT STARTS IN THE VARSITY RACES. IN FACT, THE LADY BEARS STARTED WAY BACK - BUT THAT ONLY SEEMED TO MAKE 'EM MAD! CUZ THEY TURNED ON THE JETS! THROUGH THE HALF-WAY TURN, THAT'S BALDWIN WAY IN FRONT - AND THAT'S THE WAY IT STAYED. THE BALDWIN BEARS GIRLS VARSITY CREW PICKED UP THEIR FIRST M-I-L PADDLING CROWN AND THEY DID IT IN THEIR BEST TIME OF THE SEASON AT FOUR MINUTES, NINE SECONDS - AND THAT RECORD BREAKING CREW OF JANELL TABON, SHALEI DEFRANCIA, CHLOE EDINGER, SKYIA KEKAHUNA, COURTNEY KAUPALOLO AND LYNDSAY PASUAL GOT A WELL-DESERVED VICTORY TUNNEL WELCOME ON THE BEACH.

THE BOYS VARSITY RACE ALSO FEATURED A VERY CLEAN START. IN THE HOME STRETCH IT LOOKED LIKE THE WARRIORS HAD IT CLINCHED - BUT DON'T COUNT OUT NA ALII. WATCH AS KING KEKAULIKE'S MEN POWER IT THROUGH THE FINISH TO EDGE THE WARRIORS AND CLAIM THE M-I-L CHAMPIONSHIP IN THREE MINUTES, 49 SECONDS. KING K'S STROKER, MICAH NOTESTONE, GRABS A QUICK PEEK AS HE LEADS HIS CREW TO VICTORY OVER KAMEHAMEHA. VICTORY IS SWEET FOR THE KANE OF KING K.

(ON-CAM) BUT THE WARRIOR CHEERLEADERS DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR NOTHIN'. KAMEHAMEHA MAUI'S VARSITY MIXED CREW CAME BACK TO CAPTURE THAT RACE - THEIR THIRD OF THE SEASON - GIVING THEM THE M-I-L'S TOP SPOT IN THAT EVENT. UP THIS WEEK, THE FIFTH AND FINAL REGATTA OF THE PADDLING SEASON AT HANAKO'O BEACH IN LAHAINA. AT STAKE, TEAM TIMES THAT WILL DETERMINE THE SEEDINGS FOR THE STATE PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT KEEHI LAGOON ON OAHU COMING UP ON "LEAP YEAR DAY," SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH.

AND SPEAKING OF WRAPPING UP, SWIMMING AND DIVING WRAPPED UP FOR THE M-I-L THIS PAST WEEKEND. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LAHAINALUNA GIRLS AND, IN PARTICULAR TO THE GILL TRIO - WHO WON TOP HONORS IN THEIR EVENTS TO LEAD THE LADY LUNAS TO THE TOP SPOT. FOR THE BOYS, SEABURY HALL'S ZACH JOHNSON'S CHAMPION FORM IN THE 100 BREASTSTROKE LED THE WAY TO THE TOP SPOT FOR THE SPARTAN MEN IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. IN DIVING, SHAYENNE MACHIDA OF MAUI HIGH AND CONNOR LODGSON OF BALDWIN WON TOP HONORS.

AND CONGRATULATIONS, ALSO, TO THE MOLOKAI FARMERS WHO DEFEATED THE PINE LADS OF LANAI FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE OVERALL M-I-L DIVISION TWO CROWN. LANAI DEFEATED MOLOKAI TWICE TO WRAP UP THE REGULAR SEASON, BUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ENDED UP IN FAVOR OF THE FARMERS, 76 TO 70.

AND FINALLY, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MEN OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI FOR TAKING IT ALL THE WAY TO THE STATE SEMI-FINALS IN SOCCER LAST WEEK. IT WAS AN ALL-WARRIORS FINAL AS THE MEN OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI FACED KAMEHAMEHA KAPALAMA, BUT LOST IT AFTER TWO OVERTIMES AND TWO PENALTY KICKS - BY A SCORE OF TWO TO ONE. KAMEHAMEHA KAPALAMA WENT ON TO WIN THE STATE DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY NIGHT WITH A TWO TO ONE WIN OVER THE IOLANI RAIDERS.

AND THAT'S A VERY THOROUGH LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS A SEASON - OR SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP AND YOU'D LIKE TO GET THE WORD OUT, THEN GET THE WORD TO US FIRST. SEND YOUR NOTICES TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. 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.

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HC: THIS WEEK BRINGS US SOME OF MAUI’S FAVORITE EVENTS OF THE YEAR – THE RETURN OF KEALII REICHEL’S KUKAHI 2008 AND THE PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION’S WHALE DAY. ALOHA EVERYONE. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, AND I‘LL BE LETTING YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE FUN EVENTS, AND MORE, IN “COMING ATTRACTIONS” ON MAUI TV NEWS.

GET YOUR GROOVIN’ ON, AS MULTI-TALENTED SONGWRITER AND VOCALIST, KENNY RANKIN, BRINGS HIS TALENTS TO THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. RELIVE FOUR DECADES OF HITS, ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 39 DOLLARS.

WITH OVER 20 NA HOKUHANOHANO AWARDS TO CONFIRM THAT HE IS ONE OF HAWAII’S MOST POPULAR RECORDING ARTISTS, KEALI’I REICHEL’S KUKAHI 2008 PROMISES TO BRING THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE, SONG, AND CHANT IN HAWAII TODAY. DON’T MISS THESE SELL OUT PERFORMANCES, FEATURING HALAU KE’ALAOKAMAILE, ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH AT 7:30 PM, AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, AT 2 AND 7:30 PM, AT THE MACC’S CASTLE THEATER. TICKETS ARE 45 TO 10 DOLLARS.

PRETENDING TO BE A FOREIGNER THAT SPEAKS NO ENGLISH, OUR SHY HERO DISCOVERS THAT PEOPLE WILL SAY ANYTHING IN HIS PRESENCE, LEADING HIM TO
UNCOVER A WICKED PLOT. MAUI ONSTAGE PRESENTS THE FOREIGNER, A HILARIOUS AND THOUGHT PROVOKING COMEDY, AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER, CONTINUING IT’S RUN FROM FEBRUARY 15TH THRU THE 24TH, ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, AND SUNDAYS. TICKETS ARE 18 TO 15 DOLLARS.

CELEBRATE THE HUMPBACK WHALES THAT MIGRATE TO MAUI EVERY WINTER, AT THE 28TH ANNUAL WHALE DAY CELEBRATION. FESTIVITIES WILL BE HAPPENING ALL DAY, STARTING FROM 9 AM, AT KALAMA PARK ON SOUTH KIHEI ROAD. A FREE CONCERT WILL FEATURE SOME OF HAWAII’S TOP RECORDING STARS.

MAKING A RARE MAUI APPEARANCE, THE MAKAHA SONS WILL PERFORM AT THE 7TH ANNUAL BUY BACK THE BEACH BENEFIT LU’AU, ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, STARTING AT 5:15 PM. THE MISSION OF THE MAUI LAND TRUST, IS TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT COASTAL LANDS IN MAUI NUI FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. TICKETS TO THE BENEFIT ARE $150.

THAT SAME NIGHT, THERE IS ANOTHER EXTREMELY FUN FUNDRAISER THAT BENEFITS DESERVING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FROM LANA’I, MOLOKA’I AND LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOLS. “A SWEETHEART AFFAIR” IS THE 17TH ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB OF LAHAINA SCHOLARHSHIP BENEFIT FROM 6 TO 10 PM, AT THE HYATT REGENCY’S GRAND BALLROOM IN KA’ANAPALI. TICKETS ARE 65 DOLLARS.

TWENTY-FOUR OF MAUI’S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND MOST TALENTED YOUNG GIRLS WILL LIVE THEIR DREAMS AS WINNERS OF THE 15TH ANNUAL MISS AMERICAN STARLET LITTLE MISS MAUI PAGEANT, THIS COMING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, AT THE MAUI BEACH HOTEL. SUPPORT OUR LOCAL GIRLS AS THEY COMPETE TO ADVANCE TO THE GRAND NATIONAL FINALS IN CALIFORNIA.

FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS, AND MORE, YOU CAN VISIT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO “COMING ATTRACTIONS.” I COULDN’T DO MY JOB WITHOUT YOUR HELP, SO PLEASE KEEP SENDING ME INFORMATION ON ANY EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING HERE ON MAUI, TO COMING ATTRACTIONS, AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. 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, AS THE 15-DAY CELEBRATION TO USER IN "THE YEAR OF THE RAT" CONTINUES, WE WANT TO TAKE YOU TO JUST ONE OF THE CELEBRATIONS A HUNDREDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN, GROWN-UPS AND COUNTY LEADERS ENJOYED A DISPLAY OR MARTIAL ARTS AND A LION DANCE IN FRONT OF THE COUNTY BUILDING LAST FRIDAY.

J: BUT BEFORE WE GO WE'D LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO MEET US THIS SATURDAY AT QUEEN KA'AHUMANU SHOPPING CENTER IN KAHULUI. MAUI TV NEWS IS TAKING PART IN THE ANNUAL MAUI COUNTY BUSINESS EXPO THIS SATURDAY BETWEEN 10 AND TWO. REPRESENTATIVES FROM ACROSS THE SPECTRUM BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND HIGH TECH WILL BE THERE, PLUS WE'LL HAVE OUT MAUI TV NEWS CAMERA SET UP TO SEE AND HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO MSAY ABOUT WHAT'S IMPORTANT ON MAUI - AND WE'LL HAVE THAT STORY FOR YOU NEXT WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: WE'D ALSO LIKE TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU CAN WATCH MAUI TV NEWS ANYTIME FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM, AND ANYTIME ON TELEVISION IN HAWAII ON OCEANIC DIGITAL CABLE CHANNEL 110 ON NEWS ON DEMAND. AND YOU CAN HEAR DAILY NEWS UPDATES FROM MAUI TV NEWS WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS ON 11-10 AM, KAOI.

J: WITH OUR UNIQUE POSITION, WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO CONSIDER ADVERTISING YOUR BUSINESS ON MAUI TV NEWS. FOR ALL THE DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

JY: AND, ON OUR WEBSITE, YOU'LL ALSO FIND ARCHIVED PLAYBACK OF OUR MOST RECENT NEWSCASTS, LINKS TO BREAKING NEWS STORIES, AND MORE, PLUS 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.

J: ALOHA

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