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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for February 19, 2009



(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: ACCOUNTABILITY - THAT'S WHAT THE GOVERNOR SAYS WE NEED TO BE SURE PRECIOUS FUNDS ARE PROPERLY SPENT FOR PROJECTS HERE ON MAUI - AND ACROSS THE STATE.

JY: BUT PUTTING PROFITS ASIDE, ONE MAJOR MAUI BUSINESS IS DOING ITS PART TO GREEN UP THE ROADSIDES AND LIGHTEN THE LANDFILL.

J: AND WHILE TWO BIG ISLAND RESIDENTS BEGIN TO EMERGE FROM COMAS, HEALTH OFFICIALS ON MAUI WARN OF THE DANGERS THAT COME WITH AN ORGANIC LIFESTYLE.

JY: IN SPORTS, KALAPANA TAKES A LOOK BACK AT A HISTORIC VICTORY IN CANOE RACING, AND A LOOK AHEAD AS MAUI'S BRIGHTEST SWIMMING STARS GRADUATE TO EVEN BRIGHTER FUTURES. HE'S GOT DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG IS HERE WITH SO MANY THINGS TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT WE'RE THINKING ABOUT GIVING HERE HER OWN SHOW. WELL, NOT QUITE - BUT IT'S A LOT AND IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND MAHALO FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S ONLY TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWSCAST. WE APOLOGIZE FOR MISSING YOU LAST WEEK. SUBSTANTIAL TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES KEPT US OFF THE AIR - AND THE WEBSITE - SO WE'VE GOT A LOT TO CATCH UP ON. I'M JEFF KING.

HC: AND I'M JULIE Y. THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN. ACCOUNTABILITY IS THE PRICE - RESPONSIBILITY IS THE OBLIGATION.

(TURN TO CAM) THAT WAS GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE'S MESSAGE LAST WEEK TO LEADERS OF ONE OF MAUI'S HARDEST-HIT INDUSTRIES. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THIS REPORT.

(TAKE LINGLE ECONOMY PKG) GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE WAS ON MAUI LAST WEEK TO ADDRESS THE MAUI CONTRACTORS' ASSOCIATION. SHE RECAPPED HER FIVE-POINT PLAN TO STIMULATE HAWAI'I'S ECONOMY TO A GROUP EXTREMELY INTERESTED IN WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY, PARTICULARLY IN LIGHT OF THE TREMENDOUS LOSS IN JOBS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN 2008. WHILE THE GOVERNOR SAID SHE'S NOT IN COMPLETE AGREEMENT THAT HAWAII'S ECONOMY WILL REBOUND WITHIN THIS YEAR, SHE DID TELL US WHEN THE MONEY HAS TO START FLOWING FOR HER ADMINISTRATION'S OWN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE.

Linda Lingle, Governor, State of Hawai'i

LL01: "Well all the projects in our local stimulus plan of 1.8 billion dollars have to be under contract within 18 months."///They were selected bvecause we knew where they were in the process."

GOVERNOR LINGLE EXPLAINED THAT THE CRITERIA WAS VERY SPECIFIC AND "READY TO GO" DOESN'T MEAN "GEE, MAYBE WE OUGHTA SUBMIT A BID."

ll01-b" I know people use that term a lot, but these truly will be awarded within the next 18 months. And what makes these projects unique is that you can go online and you can track their progress. So every single, individual project will have when it's supposed to go out to bid, when the bids are supposed to be opened - so that's whgat makes this one of a kind."

YOU'LL FIND THE WEBSITE AT HAWAII-DOT-GOV/SLASH C-I-P. THAT STANDS FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. SPECIFIC DETAILS FOR EACH ISLAND ARE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON THAT ISLAND.

LL02: "It's a unique opportunity for the public and it holds our feet to the fire to deliver and that's what I like about it."

AND THIS WEEK WITH THE PRESIDENT'S SIGNING OF THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS BILL THAT WILL BRING NEARLY A BILLION DOLLARS TO HAWAII, THIS GROUP WILL SOON SEE IF THEY LIKE IT TOO. REPORTING FROM MAKENA FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) AGAIN - TO FOLLOW THE MONEY, GO TO THE WEBSITE. FOR THE LINK, GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(SOS-Free Recycling)(PiP-JUNKED CARS)

J: TOW TRUCKS DOUBLED-UP WITH JUNKED CARS AND DUMP TRUCKS LOADED WITH SCRAP METAL. IT WAS A RECYCLERS DREAM COME TRUE. BUT THE DREAM WAS EVEN SWEETER FOR THE FOLKS WITH ALL THE JUNK.

(TAKE SOS PKG) IT WAS ACTUALLY FRIDAY THE 13TH - BUT ALL OF THIS JUNK IS FOR THE LOVE OF THE AINA - AND GETTING TRASHED CARS OFF THE ROADSIDE AND KEEPING SCRAP METAL OUT OF THE LANDFILL. FREE METAL RECYCLING FOR VALENTINE'S DAY IT'S ALREADY AN ANNUAL TRADITION.

Bruce Mizell, GM, SOS Metals Recycling

BM01: "Last year we did our Valentine's special and we raised quite a bit of money and we donated it to Community Work Day and Habitat for Humanity. Throughout the year we offer these types of programs where take in vehicles, take in appliances - we'll take in anything, free of charge, and we don't require a donation but if the folks care to give a donation, SOS Metals Island Recycling is matching that donation and presienting it to the non-profit organization that we've chosen."

THIS YEAR'S CHOSEN CHARITY IS SHARING ALOHA.

Wilma Nakamura, Sharing Aloha

WN01: "Bruce awarded us this day and we were thrilled to apply and win it."

IT'S FITTING THAT THE SHARING ALOHA GROUP IS PART OF THIS FREE RECYCLING AND DONATION EVENT. IN ADDITION TO KEEPING MAUI BEAUTIFUL, THIS DAY WILL ALSO HELP CREATE MORE BEAUTY THROUGH AN INGENIOUS EVENT CALLED "THE ART OF TRASH"

WN02: "Art of trash is an art exhibition that we're putting on with Community Work Day. Everyone who enters has to make an art piece that is from reused material, recycled material or reinvented material."

TO SEE THIS YEAR'S ART OF TRASH, MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MAY 20TH AT THE MAUI MALL IN KAHULUI.

CLAIRE KELLERMAN WILL GREET AND SOLICIT DONATIONS ON THIS DAY, TOO - BUT SHE ALSO HAS A HIGHER CALLING.

Claire Kellerman , Permaculturist

CK01: "I'm a permaculture designer, so I want to help people - when they come to donate - to feel the satisfaction of keeping the landfill empty and learning to eliminate the concept of waste entirely."

WHILE THAT MAT STILL BE A LOFTY GOAL - THE FACT IS THAT HUNDREDS OF TONS OF METAL AND JUNK CARS AREN'T GOING INTO THE LANDFILL OR THE GULCHES, THANKS TO SOS. AND, THANKS TO SOS, SHARING ALOHA ALSO RECEIVED A TOTAL DONATION OF MORE THAN 6,000 DOLLARS. WE LIVE ON A SMALL ISLAND ON A SMALL PLANET, BUT IT'S BIG-HEARTED IDEAS LIKE FREE METAL RECYCLING ON VALENTINE'S DAY THAST REMIND US WHY WE'RE SO LUCKY TO LIVE AND LOVE MAUI.

(on-cam tag) SOS METALS RECYCLING HOLDs THEIR AMNESTY DAY EVENTS WITH LITTLE FANFARE - BUT IT'S A TREMENDOUS DEAL. WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON YOUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE PLANET EARTH AND A LITTLE MONEY FOR YOURSELF AT THE SAME TIME.

(RAT LUNGWORM) (PiP- Rat lungworm)

JY: FOOD SECURITY, SUSTAINABILITY. BUYING LOCAL. THEY’RE ALL GREAT IDEAS THAT ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR AND PRACTICAL ALL THE TIME. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD, INSUFFICIENT CLEANING OF THAT BEAUTIFUL HEAD OF LETTUCE COULD HAVE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES. JEFF KING HAS THE STORY

(Take rat lungworm pkg) ON THE LUSH SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - IN THE PUNA DISTRICT, THERE HAVE BEEN A DISTURBING NUMBER OF CASES OF A TERRIBLE SOUNDING SICKNESS - RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE. IN FACT, THE TWO LATEST VICTIMS, 24 YEAR-OLD GRAHAM MCCUMBER AND 38 YEAR-OLD SILKA STRAUCH ARE JUST NOW COMING OUT OF COMAS CAUSED BY6 THE DISEASE. THEY WERE BOTH INFECTED IN DECEMBER. THEIR RECOVERY WILL BE LONG AND THEY MAY NOT FULLY RECOVER.

MAUI DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICER DOCTOR LORRIN PANG RECALLS HIS YOUTH GROWING UP IN HAWAII, WHEN THE PROGNOSIS WAS EVEN WORSE.

LP01: "People died from it. From eating African snails. If you ask the average visitor they think that African snails are like escargot and they didn't cook it thoroughly or they ate it raw after wiping off the slime and they got this memingitis and had died from it."

SINCE 2001 THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY 33 CONFIRMED CASES OF THE DISEASE - DISTRIBUTED FAIRLY EVENLY BY POPULATION ACROSS THE STATE. THE DISEASE CAN BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH FRESHWATER CRABS OR OTHER FRESHWATER SHELLFISH - BUT THE PUNA VICTIMS - WHO DID NOT KNOW OR SOCIALZE WITH EACH OTHER, LIKELY GOT IT FROM BACKYARD PRODUCE, INFESTED WITH THE PARASITE. DOCTOR PANG EXPLAINED WHY DEPARTTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICIALS THINK THERE HAS BEEN THE RECENT SURGE IN CASES IN PUNA.

LP02: "Apparently they think Puna has a new infestation of slug or snail - a slug with this vestigal shell it doesn't use. That seems to be new and spreading. And that hemi-slug has a high carriage rate of rat-lung disease."

THIS IS WHAT THE CRITTER LOOKS LIKE UP CLOSE - A PLACE YOU DON'T WANT THEM. BUT, IN THE PUNA DISTRICT, THEY'RE APPARENTLY EVERYWHERE. AND THEY'RE SMALL, THAT';S ONE IN THE LOWER LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN COMPARED TO A COMMON SLUG FOUND IN MOST HAWAII BACKYARDS. THE PARASITE ITSELF IS MICROSCOPIC - BUT IF IT ENTERS THE BODY AND ATTACHES TO THE BRAIN - AS SHOWN FROM THIS BIOPSY SAMPLE, THE RESULTS CAN BE DEVASTATING. THESE TWO BIG ISLAND RESIDENTS ARE ONLY RECENTLY AWAKENING FROM COMA. THERE IS ALSO THE POSSIBILITY OF MENINGITIS. IN SOME CASES, EXCUCIATING PAIN AND NERVE SENSITIVITY CAN LAST FOR YEARS. DOCTOR PANG SAYS AVOIDING THE SICKNESS IS SIMPLE - BUT REQUIRES DISCIPLINE. INSPECT ANY LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE AS CAREFULLY AS YOU CAN. COMMERCIAL CLEANERS OR PEROXIDE AREN'T NECESSARY, BUT THEY DON'T HURT.

LP03: "Wash your lettuce leaf by leaf, looking for the little slug or the other snail. And if you're going to eat raw things from the fresh water - don't. Cook it."

THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY FOR LIVING IN THE TOPICS IN PARADISE. FORTUNATELY, THOUGH, IT ONLY REQUIRES A SWITCH FROM LIVING A CAREFREE ISLAND LIFESTYLE TO A CAREFUL AND MORE SUSTAINABLE ONE. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT SOMETHING THIS AWFUL HAPPENING TO YOU, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, GROWLING LOCAL IS A HAWAIIAN TRADITION - AND THE TRADITIONAL LOCAL CROP LOOKS STRONGER THAN EVER. THE KALA ON KALO WHEN WE COME BACK.

JY: AND ANOTHER HAWAIIAN SYMBOL - THE RAINBOW - BROUGHT A HEFTY POT OF GOLD TO SEVERAL MAUI CHARITIES THANKS TO SOME MAINLAND GOLFERS. THE TALLY UP NEXT.

J: AND SUNSHINE MEANS A BRIGHTER - NOT TO MENTION GREENER - FUTURE FOR HUI NO'EAU. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(TARO PRODUCTION)(PiP - Taro Leaf)

JY: HAWAII'S SIGNATURE CULTURAL FOOD STAPLE, KALO - OR TARO - IS ENJOYING A SURGE IN POPULARITY AND PRODUCTION AND, THEREFORE, SALES.

ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE - THE COMBINATION OF FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND HIGHER PRICES MADE 2008 A VERY GOOD YEAR TO POUND POI.

(FF-CG-VO) THE AGENCY REPORTED THAT HAWAI'I FARMERS PRODUCED 4.4 MILLION POUNDS OF TARO LAST YEAR. THAT'S UP 10 PERCENT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. AND A FIVE PERCENT INCREASE IN THE AVERAGE PRICE PER POUND RESULTED IN A TOTAL CROP VALUE OF TWO-POINT-SEVEN-THREE MILLION DOLLARS IN 2008. THAT'S A 16 PERCENT JUMP FROM 2.36 MILLION DOLLARS IN 2007.

(ON-CAM) THE REPORT SAYS THERE ARE 105 TARO FARMS IN HAWAI'I - WITH MOST OF THOSE ON KAUA'I. THE GARDEN ISLE'S TARO PRODUCTION WAS UP 22 PERCENT LAST YEAR OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

(RAINBOW-THANKS)(PiP-BEYOND-LOGO)

J: MAHALO NUI LOA ANUENUE. THAT'S WHAT FOUR VERY THANKFUL MAUI ORGANIZATIONS GOT THE CHANCE TO SAY THIS WEEKEND AFTER A LOCAL CHARITY EVENT NETTED THEM THE FINANCIAL EQUIVALENTS OF A HOLE-IN-ONE.

(VO) LAST YEAR WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A UNIQUE FUND-RAISING EFFORT THAT EXCLUSIVELY BENEFITS THE YOUTH OF MAUI. THE BEYOND THE RAINBOW FOUNDATION'S PRIMARY FUNDRAISER IS AN ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. THAT TOURNEY WAS IN OCTOBER AND THIS WEEK, THE SPONSORS AND BENEFICIARIES GOT TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE A VERY GOOD YEAR - SURPRISINGLY GOOD IN LIGHT OF THE LAST YEAR'S CRUMBLING ECONOMY.

THERE WAS GOOD FOOD AND GOOD FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY AT THE RUSTY HARPOON IN KA'ANAPALI - AND THE CHANCE TO MEET A GOLF STAR. LPGA PRO ANGELA JERMAN WILL BE THE NEW SPOKESMAN FOR THE ALOHA TEAM CLASSIC AND THE BEYOND THE RAINBOW FOUNDATION.

Angela Jerman, LPGA Pro - Beyond Rainbow Spokesman

AJ01: "I'll be taking part in the Aloha Classic - in the tournament - which is October 18th, 19th and 20th. I'll be helping out and I'll be there. And I think we're going to do a clinic on top of that. And then I'm just going to be there on top of that for any type of inspiration tyhat I can bring to the kids - anything that I can do bring in more support from the community and anything I can do for the youth so we can help the Maui youth to reach their full potential."

TO PUT IT MILDLY, THE GOLF PRO IS EXCITED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH BEYOND THE RAINBOW TO SUPPORT MAUI'S KEIKI.

AJO2: "My gosh, I'm in Hawai'i. How could you not have fun. And it's such a great cause. My sister's a teacher back home in Georgia, so I know how important it is for education and to give kids someone they can look up to and to have the ability to really succeed in what they want to be doing."

GRATEFUL RECIPIENTS FROM THE PROCEEDS OF THIS YEAR'S EVENT INCLUDE RICHARD ENDSLEY, WHO - ALONG WITH HIS WIFE PAT, OPERATES THE LAHAINA AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM. THEY ARE THE BENEFICIARIES OF 7,000 DOLLARS FROM THIS YEAR'S ALOHA CLASSIC. AND THEY ALREADY HAVE PLANS FOR EVERY PENNY.

RE01: "We have a variety of things. One of the big things is getting materials that we use in the tutorinjg program which spans from grade three to grade 11."

ENDSLEY SAYS THAT - GIVEN THE ECONOMY - THEY'VE COME TO COUNT ON THE ANNUAL GIFT FROM THE BEYOND THE RAINBOW FOUNDATION FOR THEIR GROWING NETWORK OF TUTORS AND VOLUNTEERS.

REO2: "We have about 70 adult tutors that help out with the program and another 20 or so that volunteer for support. And we have about 75 high school students who tutor the fourth graders - and that's part of the bussing program - they come up to the high school on Tuesday afternoons. It's a very successful program."

Paula Ambre, Exec. Dir, The Maui Farm

PA01: "We got a 5,000 dollar grant from the Beyond the Rainbow foundation this year. This is our third year as part of the program and the amount keeps growing every year, so we're just thrilled to be a part of this."

AS THE RECENT PAST PRESIDENT OF THE MAUI NON-PROFITS ASSOCIATION, AMBRE KNOWS HOW TOUGH FUND-RAISING IS IN THESE TOUGH TIMES. SHE SEES THE CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR ALL.

PA02: "I'm sure that - like for the rest of us - next year's going to be the big question mark as we all prepare for what the economic downturn's going to mean to philanthropic giving and people poarticipating in events like the Aloha Team Classic. But this is a wonderful event. It's had a great growth over three years and we just anticipate that it's going to get better and better and we just thrilled to be a part of the Aloha Team Classic."

Debi Katz, Exec. Dir., Beyond the Rainbow Foundation

DK01: "Well we do know that the economy is going to be really challenging, so we don't have super-high expectations, but that doesn't mean our work effort for trying to get the people to coming back to support the event as well as looking for new ways to bringing new businesses in to helping support the cause."

CAMP IMUA - THE MARVELOUS BENEFIT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN ON MAUI RECEIVED 3,000 FROM THIS YEAR'S ALOHA TEAM CLASSIC. AND IT'S AN ANNUAL GIFT THEY'VE COME TO COUNT ON.

Betsy Scheller, HR Director, Imua Family Services

BS01: "We depend on it. The camp's been going for 33 years and somehow they've always managed to come up with enough money for all the campers so it's just wonderful."

A NEW RECIPIENT THIS YEAR THAT SOME MAY NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT IS A WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION CALLED A KEIKI'S DREAM.

Darby Gill, Exec Dir., A Keiki's Dream

DG01: "We give a dream come true for children who live, full-time, in Maui County and all dreams take place on Maui. The children have to be referred by professional service providers who identify the neediest and most appropriate from their caseload."

THEY'VE JUST FUILFILLED THE 1,000TH DREAM IN THE ORGANIZATION'S NEARLY 20-YEAR HISTORY. THEY RECEIVED 1,000 FROM THE ALOHA TEAM CLASSIC AND IT'S MONEY THAT WILL HELP THEM CONTINUE TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE AT CRITICAL TIMES IN THE LIVES OF MANY MORE CHILDREN WHO TRULY DESERVE TO HAVE A DREAM COME TRUE. GILL TOLD US HE WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT THE GENEROUS GIFT - BUT NOT AT THE SKILLS OF THE GIVERS.

DG02: "You know, I'm surprised - but after meeting the people I'm not at all surprised. They're really heart-felt people who really have the best interest of children in mind and having that mission is really a powerful thing. It'll take us beyond the rainbow - if you will."

(ON-CAM) THE THING THAT MAKES THE EVENT ESPECIALLY NICE FOR MAUI IS THAT THE FUNDS ARE RAISED FROM VISITORS WHO CONTRIBUTE IN ORDER TO PLAY IN THE GOLF TOURNAMENT, WHILE THEY ALSO ADD TO THE ECONOMY BY STAYING IN MAUI HOTELS AND RESORTS AND DINING AND SHOPPING ACROSS THE VALLEY ISLE. FOR MORE ON THE BEYOND THE RAINBOW FOUNDATION - AND THIS YEAR'S ALOHA CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(PV-HUI NO'EAU)(PiP-SOLAR PANELS)

JY: A BRIGHT IDEA WILL SAVE THOUSANDS OFF THE ELECTRIC BILL AT THE HUI NO'EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER IN MAKAWAO. THE GINNY AND ART MCCOY JEWELRY STUDIO ROOF WILL SOON BE ADORNED WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS THANKS TO A 65-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FROM THE DOWLING COMPANY.

WHEN COMPLETE, THE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE ABOUT TEN THOUSAND KILOWATTS OF CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY PER YEAR - SAVING ABOUT 300 DOLLARS A MONTH OFF OF THEIR ELECTRIC BILL AND KEEPING TONS OF CARBON OUT OF THE ATMOSPHERE. THE PANELS WILL BE VISIBLE, SERVING AS A REMINDER OF THE VALUE OF NATURAL RESOURCES. IN ADDITION, THE SYSTEM FEATURES A MONITORING STATION THAT WILL SERVE AS AN EDUCATIONAL CENTERPIECE ON HUI NO'EAU'S EFFORTS ON SUSTAINABILITY.


TOSS TO C BLOCK

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, KALAPANA PLAYS A LITTLE CATCH-UP AFTER OUR WEEK'S HIATUS. HE'S GOT HIGHLIGHTS AND DETAILS ON PADDLING, SWIMMING AND BASKETBALL WHEN WE COME BACK.

JY: THEN, HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE HERE WITH AT LEAST A DOZEN THINGS TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR TO SEE AND DO WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK. SHE'S GOT IT ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: DID YOU MISS ME? I MISSED YOU, TOO. ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES KEPT US OFF THE AIR LAST WEEK - AND SO WE WANTED TO REVISIT ONE OF THE MOST THRILLING VICTORIES OF THE YEAR WHEN MAUI'S KAMEHAMEHA WARRIORS TOOK THEIR THREE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP CREWS TO STATE IN OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING - AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE THE ISLAND!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY SEVENTH WAS THE FIRST TIME THE STATE PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE HELD ON THE VALLEY ISLE, AND WE HAD THE CHANCE TO ASK AN EXCITED COACH ROBERT BREDE FOR HIS TAKE ON THAT HISTORIC EVENT.

(Robert Brede, Paddling Coach, Kamehameha Maui)

(RB01: "Look at this - this is our sport - our cultural sport - high school paddling. It's a great, great thing. I mean look at all this: all the kids - all the high schools. It just gives me chicken skin to look up and down this beach and see all the kids in a cultural sport of canoe paddling."

(con't vo) HANAKAO'O - CANOE BEACH PARK WAS THE SETTING AS BREDE'S BUNCH TOOK THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BY LESS THAN A HALF-SECOND IN VARSITY PADDLING. THE CONDITIONS WERE NEAR-PERFECT AS KAMEHAMEHA MAUI SHOWED THEIR POWER ON THE WATER - AND THEIR SPIRIT ON THE BEACH.

(FF-CG-VO) THE BOYS WON THE STATE TITLE BY POINT-FOUR-FIVE SECONDS OVER PUNAHOU. KAMEHAMEHA KAPALAMA FINISHED THIRD. IN THE GIRLS FINAL, PUNAHOU TOOK THE STATE TITLE, WITH ANUENUE IN SECOND - BUT A LATE-SEASON SURGE GAVE THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS A STRONG FOURTH PLACE FINISH AT STATES.

IN THE MIXED CREW FINALS, PUNAHOU AND KALAHEO TOOK ONE-TWO, BUT THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA TOOK THIRD AND NA ALII CAPTURED A VERY RESPECTABLE FIFTH SPOT AT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

(CON'T VO) TRULY A HAWAIIAN SPORT, YOU PROBABLY WOULDN'T FIND MANY MAINLAND STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS WHERE THE UKULELE IS STANDARD EQUIPMENT FOR WARM-UPS. AND THE VICTORY WAS ESPECIALLY SWEET FOR WARRIOR SENIOR ETHAN CABATINGAN. THIS HAS BEEN A BUSY YEAR FOR HIM. IN ADDITION TO BEING ON BOTH THE BOYS AND MIXED CREWS, YOU MIGHT ALSO REMEMBER THE LAD FOR HIS WORK AS A DEFENSIVE BACK ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM, HIS WINNING CLEAN-AND-JERK IN WEIGHT-LIFTING...AND HIS STARRING ROLE AS "BERNARDO" THE LEADER OF THE SHARKS IN LAST YEAR'S MAPA PERFORMANCE OF WESTSIDE STORY.

(ON-CAM) AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OTHER MAUI SENIORS WHO WILL ALSO LEAVE THEIR MARK IN M-I-L HISTORY THIS YEAR. SENIOR SWIMMERS JENNIFER CAHILL OF BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL AND LIBBY MATTHEWS OF SEABURY HALL WRAPPED UP THEIR PREP CAREERS SATURDAY WITH GOLD MEDALS AT THE STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON O'AHU. MATTHEWS TOOK THE GOLD IN THE 200 METER INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY AND IN THE 100 METER BREASTSTROKE. CAHILL WENT THE DISTANCE, WINNING GOLD IN THE 200 METER AND 500-METER FREESTYLE RACES. FROM HERE BOTH YOUNG LADIES HEAD ON TO SMOOTH WATERS AHEAD. LIBBY MATTHEWS WILL ATTEND - AND SWIM FOR - BROWN UNIVERSITY. AND JENNIFER CAHILL WILL ATTEND BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY ON A SWIMMING SCHOLARSHIP. CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH YOUNG LADIES!

THIS WEEK M-I-L BASKETBALL WRAPS UP WITH THE DIVISION ONE AND DIVISION TWO PLAYOFFS FRIDAY NIGHT. WE'LL HAVE SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU NEXT WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

UNTIL THEN, I'M KALAPANA. AND THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: IF YOU'RE IN THE MOOD FOR BIG FUN, BIG STARS AND A BIG LIST OF THINGS TO DO - THEN THIS IS YOUR WEEK TO BE ON MAUI!

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M HOLLY CHUNG WITH LOTS TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

OF COURSE THE BIGGEST LOCALS WILL BE OFF-SHORE, BUT THEY'LL BE THE GUESTS OF HONOR AT SATURDAY'S WHALE DAY AT KALAMA PARK IN KIHEI. THE ANNUAL FAVORITE EVENT BEGINS WITH THE PARADE OF WHALES AT 9 A.M. STROLLING FROM THE KIHEI FIRE STATION TO KALAMA PARK. FLOATS, BANDS, CLOWNS, MERMAIDS, CELEBRITIES AND A WHALE OR TWO WILL DELIGHT THE CROWD.

THEN, ALL DAY LONG AT KALAMA PARK, WHALE DAY IS A FREE, FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL FEATURING ARTS AND CRAFTS, FOOD, GAMES AND DANCING AND A WHALE OF A LINEUP OF MUSIC - INCLUDING THE TALENTS OF GRAMMY WINNERS GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR AND JOHN CRUZ, AND A NON-STOP STREAM OF OTHER GREAT ACTS AS WELL INCLUDING WILLIE K, MARTY DREAD AND MORE.

WHILE YOU'RE AT WHALE DAY, LOOK AMONG THE EXHIBITORS FOR THE SOUTH MAUI SUSTAINABILITY BOOTH. THEY'LL BE ON HAND WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR MISSION, PRIZE DRAWINGS AND A PHOTO DISPLAY OF SOME OF THEIR CURRENT PROJECTS - INCLUDING THEIR FIRST "SCHOOL GARDEN" AT KIHEI ELEMENTARY.

AND THEY'LL ALSO BE TAKING THEIR SHOW ON THE ROAD. SOUTH MAUI SUSTAINABILITY IS JUST ONE OF DOZENS OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL BE FEATURED SATURDAY AT THE UPCOUNTRY SUSTAINABILITY EXPO. LEARN, FIRST-HAND, ABOUT GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND HOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE PLANET STARTING RIGHT WHERE YOU LIVE. EXPERTS WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS DESIGNED TO GET YOU EXCITED AND GET YOU STARTED TOWARD DEVELOPING A MORE SUSTAINABLE AND LOCALLY SECURE FUTURE FOR OUR TINY ISLAND. THE EXPO WILL BE HELD ON THE PUKALANI CAMPUS OF KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS AND RUNS FROM 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. AND THE ENTIRE EVENT IS FREE.

SUNDAY AN ANNUAL FAVORITE RETURNS TO OLD MAKENA WITH THE ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION AT THE KEAWALAI CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH ON MAKENA ROAD. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD ON THE PICTURESQUE GROUNDS OF THE OLD CHURCH FROM 11-15 UNTIL 12-45. TICKETS ARE 15 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS AND SEVEN DOLLARS FOR CHILDREN FIVE TO 12.

THE HOTTEST SPOT ON MAUI NEXT WEEK IS THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. TUESDAY NIGHT - PARROTHEAD ALERT! JIMMY BUFFET RETURNS TO MAUI FOR ONE SHOW AT THE A & B AMPHITHEATER AT THE MACC. THE TROPICAL ROCKIN BEACH BUM ALWAYS SELLS OUT - SO CONTACT THE MACC BOX OFFICE FOR AVAILABILITY. THE SHOW STARTS AT 7 ON THE BIG LAWN. TICKETS RANGE FROM 56 TO 126 DOLLARS.

THURSDAY NIGHT, THE MACC WILL ALSO BE THE SITE OF THE FINAL IN THE "FOCUS GREEN" SERIES OF LECTURES. ALEX LEE OF PHOENIX MOTORCARS WILL BE THE FINAL SPEAKER AT 6 P.M. IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. HIS TOPIC, THE REVOLUTIONARY LINE OF CARS AND TRUCKS THAT CAN TRAVEL MORE THAN 100 MILES ON A SINGLE QUICK CHARGE. LAST FALL MAUI ELECTRIC SIGNED UP TO ORDER A FLEET OF LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS FROM PHOENIX. FOCUS GREEN, SPONSORED BY THE DOWLING COMPANY IS ONLY FIVE DOLLARS AT THE DOOR - WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITING THE HAWAII NATURE CENTER AT IAO VALLEY. STUDENTS WITH A VALID STUDENT ID ARE ADMITTED FREE OF CHARGE.

ALSO THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MACC - ONE OF HOTTEST ACTS IN THE WORLD OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC WILL FILL THE CASTLE THEATER WITH THEIR POWERFUL BRAND OF INSPIRATIONAL RHYTHM. "MERCY ME" HAS ENJOYED A STRING OF NUMBER-ONE CHRISTIAN RADIO HITS SINCE 2001 AND THEY'LL BE ON MAUI FOR JUST ONE PERFORMANCE. TICKETS FOR THE 7:30 THURSDAY CONCERT AT THE MACC RANGE FROM 29 TO 49 DOLLARS.

AND DON'T EXPECT THE SEATS TO COOL OFF MUCH. FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MACC'S CASTLE THEATER IT'S PERENNIAL FAVORITE, HAPA, IN CONCERT. BARRY FLANNIGAN AND NATHAN AWEAU BRING THEIR HAWAIIAN FUSION AND ACOUSTIC ROCK STYLES TO THE MACC FOR A 7-30 PERFORMANCE. HO’ONANEA FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 5-30 WITH PRE-SHOW FOOD AND HULA IN THE COURTYARD. TICKETS ARE 12, 28 AND 37 DOLLARS - AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI UNDER 12.

AND IT WON'T QUIET DOWN SATURDAY EITHER! GET SET FOR THE STEVE MILLER BAND SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE A & B AMPHITHEATER. FLY LIKE AN EAGLE, BIG OLD JET AIRLINER, THE JOKER, TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN...THEY'RE ALL ON THE PLAYLIST. TICKETS FOR THE 7 P.M. CONCERT RANGE FROM 55 TO 125 DOLLARS, A BARGAIN WHEN YOU HEAR THAT THE OPENING ACT IS NONE OTHER THAN JESSE COLIN YOUNG.

BUT - BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE'S LIFE ELSEWHERE ON MAUI NEXT SATURDAY. THE ANNUAL GREAT WHALE COUNT TAKES PLACE ACROSS THE ISLAND OF MAUI. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, IT DOESN'T COST A DIME - AND YOU'LL LEARN A GREAT DEAL ABOUT HUMPBACK WHALES. FOR DETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN HELP IN THE ANNUAL GREAT WHALE COUNT, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THEN, TO WRAP UP THE LINEUP ON THAT BUSY SATURDAY- IF YOUR TASTE IN MUSIC IS A BIT MORE REFINED THAN ROCKY, THEN YOU'RE INVITED TO A BENEFIT FOR THE MAUI YOUTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. "BEETHOVEN'S BAZAAR" RUNS FROM 9 A .M. TO 3 P.M. NEXT SATURDAY AT THE WAIPUNA CHAPEL IN KULA. IN ADDITION TO DELICIOUS FOOD AND CRAFT SALES, YOU'LL ENJOY PERFORMANCES BY MANY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA. FOR MORE DETAILS AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

IN FACT, YOU'LL FIND LINKS TO ALL THESE FUN THINGS AND MORE BY CLICKING THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM. AND FOR MAUI’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, VISIT CALENDAR MAUI-DOT COM.THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S BUSY REPORT. I'M HOLLY CHUNG. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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JY: CAN YOU SPELL NERVE-WRACKING? COULD YOU WITH 80 SPECTATORS, THREE JUDGES AND 22 COMPETITORS STARING AT YOU? MAUI TV NEWS WENT TO THE MAUI DISTRICT SPELLING BEE FOR A LOOK AT SOME SERIOUS D-R-A-M-A.

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(ON-CAM TAG) UP NEXT FOR THE TWO CHAMPS: MORE DRAMA IN THE STATE SPELLING BEE ON MARCH 15TH AT WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON O'AHU.

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J: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.

JY: WE HOPE TO SE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK AT THIS SAME TIME. UNTIL THEN, PLEASE CHECK US OUT FOR DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, IMPORTANT LINKS TO NEWSMAKERS, COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE. YOU'LL FIND IT ALL AT MAUITVNEWSDOT-COM. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

J: ALOHA.

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