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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for February 26, 2009



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(headlines - vo)

J: READY TO GO MEANS READY TO FUND. USE IT OR LOSE IT - SO SAYS OUR MAYOR AND OUR CONGRESSWOMAN.

J: AND WHAT SEEMED LIKE THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF MAUI TURNED OUT TO CELEBRATE WHALES FOR THE 29TH TIME. AND EXPECT EVEN MORE FOR NEXT YEAR.

JY: IN SPORTS, M-I-L BASKETBALL WRAPPED UP THIS WEEK WITH A SEE-SAW MATCH BETWEEN MOLOKAI AND SEABURY HALL THAT WENT DOWN TO THE WIRE - AND THEN SOME. KALAPANA'S GOT DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG IS HERE WITH THE RUNDOWN ON AN EXCEEDINGLY BUSY WEEKEND FULL OF FUN THINGS TO DO - IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S ONLY TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWSCAST. I'M JEFF KING.

HC: AND I'M JULIE Y. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. TWO WEEKS AGO, GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE CAME TO MAUI TO PREACH ACCOUNTABILITY.

(TURN TO CAM) THIS WEEK IT WAS OUR MAYOR AND OUR CONGRESSWOMAN WHO ARE PREACHING - BUT THIS TIME, IT'S READINESS AND PLANNING. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THIS REPORT.

(TAKE MAZIE-CHARMAINE PKG) TWO OF THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN OUR STATE MET WITH A GROUP OF REPORTERS AND COUNTY DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS IN KIHEI LAST WEEK TO UNDERSCORE THE IMPORTANCE OF UNILATERAL SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STIMULUS PACKAGE. AS THEY EXPLAINS, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF REASONS.

CONGRESSWOMAN MAZIE HIRONO DETAILED THE LIST OF PROGRAMS TO BE FUNDED IN HAWAII - TOITALLING MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS. WE ASKED IF FINANCIAL HELP WILL ARRIVE IN TIME TO AVOID BUDGET CUTS FOR PROGRAMS IN HAWAII - AS THE STATE FACES AN EXTIMATED 650 MILLION REVENUE SHORTFALL OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, 2nd District, HI

MH01: "Yes, the whole idea of this economic recovery package is to get this money in Hawaii's economy within the next 189 months. And of course, as soon as we get our act together to get this money out here - we don't have to wait the full 18 months - we can take a lot shorter time. But the whole idea is that we should feel a sense of urgency and the need to be working together to be that we use every dime that is coming to Hawai'i."

THE NUMBERS ARE IMPRESSIVE. THE CONGRESSWOMAN SAYS THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT WILL SAVE OR CREATE ABOUT 16,000 JOBS IN HAWAI'I. NEARLY A HALF MILLION FAMILIES WILL BENEFIT FROM THE WORK PAY TAX CREDIT. A HUNDRED THOUSAND FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS WILL RECEIVE INCREASED BENEFITS. 86,000 MIDDLE-INCOME TAXPAYERS IN HAWAII WON'T BE SUBJECTED TO THE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX. THE LIST GOES ON. AND SO DOES THE PLANNING. CONGRESSWOMAN HIRONO SAYS THIS FIRST CASH INFUSION OF NEARLY A TRILLION DOLLARS MAY BE JUST THAT - A FIRST INFUSION

MH02: "Nobody has a crystal ball - we've never been through this kind of thing before. But the general ideas was that this should get pretty close to a trillion dollars. There are some economists that are saying this is not enough. And it could be that it's not enough, but we're hoping that with the first burst of money to help our states and our working people and our families that we will see some movement toward economic recovery so that we'll know that if we need to do more that we will be able to support a second bill."

MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES GAVE HER POSITION ON THE UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION AS IT APPLIES TO MAUI COUNTY, ADDING THAT FUNDS MAY OR MAY NOT ARRIVE HERE IN TIME TO AFFECT THE BUDGET BEING PREPARED RIGHT NOW.

Charmaine Tavares, Mayor, Maui County

CT01: "I'll be having some meetings with the chair and budget chair to explain how unique this year's budget is going to be because things are changing daily and as these monies come to us we have to do budget amendments, supplemental budgets or - if it's in time for the council to put it in the budget before the end of May then whatever can get in there, the Council will put in." ///

THE MAYOR'S LIST OF PROJECTS - READY TO GO - IS ALSO IMPRESSIVE. AND IF APPROVED, WOULD MEAN 315 MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MAUI COUNTY PROJECTS AND - IN THE PROCESS - MORE THAN 31-HUNDRED JOBS WOULD BE CREATED. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(SAINT DAMIEN) (PiP-Damien)

JY: HIS WORK WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN THE 19TH CENTURY AND NOW - AFTER YEARS OF PAINSTAKING EFFORT, THE SUPPORTERS OF MOLOKA'IS FATHER DAMIEN WILL SOON SEE THEIR BELOVED PRIEST BECOME HAWAII'S FIRST SAINT.

(VO) THE REMOTE SETTLEMENT OF KALAUPAPA BECAME FATHER DAMIEN'S HOME FROM HIS ARRIVAL AS A YOUNG PRIEST IN 1873, UNTIL HIS DEATH FROM LEPROSY IN 1889. HE IS CREDITED WITH BRINING PEACE, ORDER AND HOPE TO A HOPELESS THRONG OF MORE THAN 800 PATIENTS.

(ON-CAM) FATHER DAMIEN BECAME THE CONDUIT THROUGH WHICH MANY PEOPLE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE PRAYED. IN TWO CASES, WOMEN WHO PRAYED TO DAMIEN WERE MIRACULOUSLY HEALED - ONE IN 1895 AND ONE IN 1999. IT TOOK YEARS OF WORK, PRAYERS AND PROOF - BUT THE CAUSE IS NOW COMPLETE. THIS PAST WEEKEND, POPE BENEDICT THE 16TH ANNOUNCED THAT FATHER DAMIEN WILL OFFICIALLY BECOME SAINT DAMIEN ON OCTOBER 11TH OF THIS YEAR. INCIDENTALLY, A COLLEAGUE OF FATHER DAMIEN, MOTHER MARYANN COPE, STILL AWAITS BEATIFICATION AND CANONIZATION AS A SAINT IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS - AND ABOUT THE MIRACLES ATTRIBUTED TO FATHER DAMIEN, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.


TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THEY'VE BEEN COMING TO MAUI LONGER THAN PEOPLE HAVE - BUT THEY'VE ONLY HAD A SPECIAL DAY IN THEIR HONOR FOR 29 YEARS. UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE BIG CELEBRATION FOR OUR KOHOLA - PLUS HOW IT WILL GET EVEN BIGGER.

JY: IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR WHALE DAY - WHICH IS GREAT FOR ATTENDANCE - BUT NOT SO GOOD FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT. DETAILS ON INCREASING WATER USE WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO THE SEASHORE TO CATCH UP WITH SOME FOLKS WHO ARE GETTING THE BEACH READY IN CASE SOME OTHER BELOVED LOCALS RETURN TO SHORE SOON. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(whale dayN)(PiP - WHALES)

JY: IT'S GROWN FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS AS ONE INFORMATION KIOSK AT THE HARBOR - TO ONE OF THE TOP-10 ANNUAL FESTIVALS IN THE ENTIRE STATE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, MAU'S WHALE DAY TURNS 29 THIS YEAR. AND - JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER, THERE ARE PLANS TO MAKE IT TWICE AS NICE NEXT YEAR. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING BRINGS US THIS REPORT.

(TAKE WHALE DAY PKG) EVEN AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS OF MAUI'S SIGNATURE WHALE DAY, IT'S STILL NOT REALLY A GOOD IDEA TO TELL SOMEONE - HEY, MEET ME BY THE WHALE. BECAUSE IT COULD BE HERE...HERE...HERE...OR MAYBE HERE. AS IN YEARS PAST, WHALE DAY IS FUN AND A SHOPPERS DELIGHT. IT'S ALSO A GREAT PLACE TO TAKE IN SCENERY AND PEOPLE WATCH...EVEN IF THE PEOPLE ARE MORE ART AND RECYCLED THAN REAL. AFTER THE ANNUAL PARADE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLOOD KALAMA PARK....AND EVERY YEAR IT'S FREE. PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION COULD MAKE A GOOD CHUNK OF MONEY FROM ADMISSION PRICES, BUT THEY DON'T

GK01: "We don't charge admission because it's a community day. It's really something for the community - and especially in these conomic times, we get these musicians who donate their time. The volunteers donate their time. It's really the community comes out and says 'hey, we care about the ocean, we care about the whales and we want to support the kids. And the money we raise is really generated through the sales of food that's here. Other than that, you're right. Willie K. gets 35 to 45 dollars to play. Johjh Cruz whose out there right now gets 35, 45, 50 dollars to play. If you added up all the acts today, you'd pay probably close to $200 just to see them all. But it's free, and we're going to make it free every year we do it."

THERE'S FUN FOR LITTLE ONES, LOTS TO EXPLORE AND LEARN AT WHALE DAY - AND THIS YEAR, A POIGNANT PIECE OF ART - A TENT FILLED WITH ORIGAMI WHALES - EACH ONE REPRESENTING A WHALE THAT HAS BEEN LOST TO COMMERCIAL WHALING - EVER SINCE COMMERCIAL WHALING WAS BANNED 23 YEARS AGO. THE ESTIMATE: 32,000 WHALES TAKEN SINCE THE MORATORIUM BEGAN.

WHALE DAY MEANS GREAT MUSIC TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. IT ALSO MEANS GREAT FOOD...AND A PRETTYY LONG LINE FOR ICE CREAM. SOME SAY - DON'T MESS WITH SUCCESS. - BUT, WITH THE ADVENT OF WHALE SEASON NEXT YEAR WILL COME WHALE DAY 30 AND, KAUFMAN SAYS, IT WILL GET BIGGER.

GK02: "What we have in mind for next year is going to be - literally - twice the size for Whale Day 30. We're going to have some great events. We're going to introduce a new event next year called Eco Day where we'll be educating children outdoors. And what we're going to do is bring 5,000 school kids downm here the Friday before Whale Day and run them through all sorts of outdoor education events. I've talked to Augie T, and we're going to do a Comedy Night under the stars here and then we're going to lead into Whale Day the next day. We're going to expand it and really pull out the stops for Whale Day 30.

YOU CAN'T MISS IT. JUST LOOK FOR THE WHALE.

REPORTING FROM KALAMA PARK IN KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM) IF YOU ARE AMONG THOSE WHO JUST CAN GET ENOUGH OF "ALL THINGS WHALE," THEN YOU'RE JUST IN TIME FOR THE GREAT ANNUAL WHALE COUNT. THAT TAKES PLACE THIS WEEKEND ON MAUI. HOLLY CHUNG HAS DETAILS ON THE GREAT WHALE COUNT IN COMING ATTRACTIONS A LITTLE LATER IN THIS NEWSCAST. ALSO LATER IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL BRING YOU MORE FROM THE BIG PARADE OF WHALES THAT PRECEDED THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

(BEACH CLEANUP)(PiP-PULLING WEEDS)

J: A FEW WEEKS AGO WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE RECORD YEAR OF 2008 FOR MAUI'S POPULATIONS OF SEA TURTLES. SOME 15 HUNDRED GREEN SEA TURTLE AND HAWKSBILL TURTLE HATCHLINGS GOT THEIR START ON LIFE FROM MAUI BEACHES LAST YEAR.

(TAKE VO) ONE OF THE PROLIFIC TURTLE NESTING BEACHES OF THE 1990S WAS KAIWILIPOA - THE STRETCH OF BEACH IN KIHEI BETWEEN LIPOA STREET AND THE MAUI SUNSET CONDOS. THIS WEEKEND, SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS TOOK A CHUNK OF THEIR SATURDAY TO MAKE SURE THAT - IF NESTING TURTLES RETURN IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THE BEACH WILL BE A SAFE HJAVEN FOR THEIR NESTS RATHER THAN A MAZE AND HAZARD OF NON-NATIVE INVASIVE WEEDS AND GRASSES.

(VO) Glynnis Nakai, Wildlife Steward

GN01: ///"A few years ago we started restoring this area in hopes of bringing back the native plants that you see along the dunes - which are sale-tolerant and they do really well. But we have a problem with the buffel grass and the torpedo grass coming in. But we've been wanting to open up the area so that it's more accesible for Hawksbill turtles to come ashore, dig their chamber and lay their eggs."

GIVEN THAT THESE WEEDS GROW LIKE - WELL, WEEDS - WITH THE NESTING SEASON A WAYS OFF - WHY START NOW?

GN02: "We're doing this now because typically the Hawksbill season or the turtle nesting season begins in May. So we can get ahead of it. And of course we won't get all of this today, so at least we can come back in a couple few weeks and keep going it - and open it up at least for the turtles in hopes that a Hawksbill will show up."

(ON-CAM TAG) THE TURTLE NESTING SEASON IN HAWAII TYPICALLY RUNS FROM MAY THROUGH NOVEMBER. IF YOU'D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN ONE OF THE NESTWATCH PROGRAMS OR TURTLE DAWN PATROLS, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(WATER USE)(PiP-Water Drop)

JY: THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT MORE SEASONAL RAINS HAVE RETURNED TO THE EAST MAUI WATERSHED. AS A RESULT, UPCOUNTRY RESERVOIRS ARE REPORTING STABLE SUPPLIES. THE BAD NEWS: RAIN GAGES HAVE DRIED UP AGAIN IN SOUTH AND WEST MAUI AND OVERALL WATER USE IS UP BY NEARLY TWO MILLION GALLONS A DAY COMPARED TO LAST WEEK.

(FF-CG-VO) ALL REPORTING AREAS USED MORE WATER THIS WEEK COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS WEEK WHEN RAIN SHOWERS DOTTED THE LANDSCAPE. HANA CONTINUES TO RECEIVE GENEROUS TRADE SHOWERS, BUT A FEW DRY DAYS LAST WEEK SAW THEIR WATER USE EDGE SLIGHTLY UPWARD.

(ON-CAM) WATER DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR JEFF ENG SAID THAT THE RETURN OF TRADE SHOWERS AND THE STEADY INFLOWS TO THE RESERVOIRS NOT ONLY BODE WELL FOR SUPPLIES LATER THIS YEAR, BUT HAVE ALSO GREATLY REDUCED THE COST OF PUMPING WATER UPCOUNTRY FROM THE HALI'IMAILE WATER TREATMENT FACILITY - A TASK THE DEPARTMENT HAD TO PAY FOR FOR MOST OF THIS WINTER AND LAST FALL.


TOSS TO C BLOCK

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, IT CAME DOWN TO THE WIRE NOT ONCE...BUT TWICE FOR TWO M-I-L DIVISION TWO BASKETBALL RIVALS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS..

JY: THEN, HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE HERE WITH EVERYTHING FROM WHALES TO MAKAHIKI TO MUSIC FOR EVERYBODY'S TASTE - AND WE MEAN EVERYBODY. SHE'S GOT DETAILS UP NEXT INCOMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: WHADDYA' GOTTA DO TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP AROUND HERE???

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. I'M KALAPANA.

IN THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE, DIVISION TWO BASKETBALL MAY NOT BOAST A GREAT NUMBER OF TEAMS - BUT IT MAY HAVE BREWED A RIVALRY FOR THE AGES. THE CLASHES BETWEEN THE SEABURY HALL SPARTANS AND THE FARMERS OF MOLOKA'I HAVE BEEN FREQUENT, REPEATED, HEATED, CLOSE AND VERY EXCITING. IN FACT THE TWO TEAMS HAVE FACED EACH OTHER FIVE TIMES ACROSS 14 GAMES THIS SEASON. IT ALL CAME DOWN TO A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH LAST FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI HIGH GYM.

(VO) SECOND QUARTER ACTION AND THE SPARTANS FORM A WALL AROUND THEIR END OF THE COURT. FINALLY, KEONI KAHOALII BREAKS FREE AND GETS THE LAY-IN FOR THE FARMERS. ON OFFENSE, THE SPARTANS SEEMS TO HAVE THE HANDLE ON BALL CONTROL - BUT THEY WERE FORCED TO SHOOT FROM WAY OUTSIDE - CLUNK.

FARMERS' BALL AND KAWAIOLA KALIPI SETS UP AND HITS FROM WAY OUTSIDE FOR THE THREE. SPARTANS BOUNCE RIGHT BACK ON THE FAST BREAK. GARRET WISEMAN FEEDS MICHAEL PALMER WHO WEAVES IN AND OUT AND GETS THE BASKET.

THIS WAS THE FOURTH TIME THESE TWO TEAMS HAD MET - WITH THE SPARTANS WINNING THE FIRST THREE CONTESTS. BUT THE LOYAL FARMER FANS NEVER GAVE UP AND THEY WERE REWARDED BY INSPIRED PLAY. HERE FARMER JOSEPH AKAKA STEALS THE BALL AND FEEDS ALVIN RINGOR ON THE FAST BREAK. RINGOR'S LAYUP IS LONG - BUT THERE'S AKAKA TO PUT IT BACK.

ON TO THE FOURTH QUARTER AND A BIG MOMENTUM SHIFT AS THE SPARTANS DRAINED THREE THREE-POINTERS IN A ROW AND THIS INSIDE HOOP TO TAKE A FOUR-POINT LEAD OVER MOLOKA'I. YOU COULD DEFINITELY FEEL WHERE THE ENERGY WAS...AND WHERE IT WASN'T AT THE MOMENT. BUT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND WITH TWO AND HALF TO GO, THAT'S RINGOR ON THE FAST BREAK - GIVING THE FARMERS THE LEAD BACK. AS THE SPARTANS CONTINUED TO MISFIRE, SCOTTIE RAPANOT TAKES IT THE DISTANCE - FORCING A SEABURY TIME OUT...BRINGING LIFE BACK TO FRIENDLY ISLANDERS...AND QUIETING THE SPARTAN FAITHFUL.

FARMERS UP BY THREE - THREE SECONDS TO GO, SPARTANS NEED A STEAL AND A THREE...BUT NO! AND IT'S HAPPINESS IN FARMERVILLE! FINAL SCORE IN THIS ONE, MOLOKA'I 55, SEABURY HALL 52.

(on-cam) SO, THAT'S THE CHAMPIONSHIP RIGHT? WRONG! SAME TWO TEAMS HAD TO FACE EACH OTHER A FIFTH TIME SATURDAY FOR THE OVERALL DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONSHIP. IN THAT GAME - THE FARMERS PREVAILED AGAIN - WINNING THE CONTEST BY A FINAL SCORE OF 51 TO 46, AND EARNING THE M-I-L DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONSHIP

(FF-CG-VO) IN DIVISION ONE, THE BALDWIN BEARS TOOK IT FROM TIP OFF TO BUZZER, COMPLETING A PERFECT 14 AND O SEASON WITH A DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY OVER LAHAINALUNA. AND THE 25 TO 23 FINAL SCORE? YEAH IT WAS A DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE!

(ON-CAM) IN FACT, THE BEARS AS A TEAM SCORE ONLY ONE-POINT-SEVEN POINTS MORE THAN THEIR STAR SHOOTING GUARD LINCOLN SETO AVERAGED THIS SEASON. UP NEXT FOR THE BOYS IS THE HAWAIIAN AIRLINES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. THAT'S COMING UP MARCH 4TH THROUGH THE 7TH ON O'AHU. THIS WEEK IT'S THE GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HONOLULU. THE LADY LUNAS AND LADY FARMERS ARE SEEDED FOURTH IN DIVISION ONE AND DIVISION TWO, RESPECTIVELY.

AND - ON O'AHU - THE GIRLS ROCKED! THIS WEEKEND'S STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT SAW TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDED TO M-I-L ATHLETES. MELIA MEDIEROS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI SCORED A FIRST PLACE FINISH IN THE 103-POUND CLASS. AND LEYA-JUSTINA LUAFELEMANA OF MOLOKA'I DEFEATED LAHAINALUNA'S GINA BELLA MATAAFA IN THE 175-POUND CLASS TO WIN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. FOR THE BOYS, NO STATE TITLES THIS YEAR - BREAKING A STREAK THAT GOES BACK ALL THE WAY TO 1995. HOWEVER, M-I-L MEN DID CLAIM TWO SECOND-PLACE FINISHES AND FIVE THIRD-PLACE VICTORIES OVERALL.

IT'S TIME TO LACE UP THE CLEATS AND SLOW DOWN THE PACE A LITTLE AS M-I-L BASEBALL WARMS UP. THIS WEEK THE PRE-SEASON FIRES UP WITH THE MAUI HIGH INVITATIONAL ALL WEEKEND AT MAEHARA STADIUM. WE'LL HAVE SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU NEXT WEEK.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS SIGNUPS OR A SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP, LET US HELP YOU GET THE WORD OUT. SEND YOUR NOTICES TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO HELP YOU GET THE WORD OUT. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: I HOPE YOU'VE GOT YOUR RUNNING-SLASH-DANCING SHOES HANDY CUZ THERE'S LOTS OF PLACES FOR YOU TO BE THIS WEEKEND!

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M HOLLY CHUNG WITH EVENTS GREAT AND - GREAT BIG - FOR YOU TO ENJOY.

STARTING OFF WITH THE GREAT OUTDOORS – INDOORS. THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC. THE RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CLASSIC WILL FILL THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS THROUGH MARCH 22ND. GRETA, LEISL, MARIA, CAPTAIN VON TRAPP AND THE ENTIRE NATION OF AUSTRIA WILL BE CRAMMED INTO THE IAO - AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO. FOR SHOW TIMES AND TICKET INFO, VISIT MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

ALSO THIS FRIDAY NIGHT - THE UNMISTAKABLE SOUNDS OF HAPA WILL FILL THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. 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.

IF YOU'VE EVER CONSIDERED CLONING YOURSELF - SATURDAY WOULD BE A GOOD TIME BECAUSE YOU WILL WANT TO BE IN SEVERAL PLACES AT ONCE. ALL DAY SATURDAY ANNUAL MAKAHIKI EVENTS WILL TAKE OVER THE KA'ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL. THE FREE EVENT FEATURES CULTURAL WORKSHOPS, ENTERTAINMENT, DEMONSTRATIONS AND CRAFTS.

JUST DOWN THE ROAD SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THERE'S A CONCERT AT THE LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER STARTING AT 3 P.M. TO BENEFIT THE WEST MAUI DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TASK FORCE - OPERATED BY WOMEN HELPING WOMEN. PROCEEDS WILL KEEP THE DOORS OPEN AND THE SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR FREE FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO NEED THEM MOST. NON-STOP MUSIC WILL RANGE FROM LOCAL TO R&B, JAZZ, REGGAE, SALSA, JAWAIIAN AND MORE. THERE WILL BE FOOD AND BEVERAGE A-PLENTY. TICKETS ARE JUST 10 DOLLARS, AND FIVE DOLLARS FOR SENIORS AND KEIKI UNDER 12.

ALSO, ALL DAY SATURDAY IS THE ANNUAL GREAT WHALE COUNT. IT 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.

SATURDAY NIGHT, TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN. OR YOU MIGHT WANT TO FLY LIKE AN EAGLE. OR, JUST JOIN THE JOKER AND EVERYONE ELSE ON THE GREAT LAWN OF THE A&B AMPHITHEATER AT THE MACC AND ENJOY STEVE MILLER IN CONCERT. LEGENDARY HITS AND AN OPENING ACT THAT'S WORTH THE TICKET PRICE ALL BY HIMSELF. JESSE COLIN YOUNG OPENS FOR THE SPACE COWBOY...OR IS HE THE GANGSTER OF LOVE? TICKETS ARE PRICED FROM 55 TO 125 DOLLARS. FOR INFO, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

SUNDAY - RIGHT THERE IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD - IT'S THE SEVENTH ANNUAL BARRYFEST, THE BENEFIT MEMORIAL CONCERT AND FUNDRAISER HONORING BARRY SHANNON - FOUNDER OF MAUI'S MANA'O RADIO. BILLED AS "MAUI'S MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA OF THE YEAR," THERE TRULY IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - WITH SCHEDULED ACTS INCLUDING WILLIE K, THE HAIKU HILLBILLIES, THE GINA MARTINELLI BAND, ZENSHIN DAIKO, EDDIE TANAKA, VINCE ESQUIRE AND MANY, MANY MORE. PROCEEDS KEEP MANA'O RADIO FREE AND ON THE AIR. TICKETS FOR THE ALL-DAY EVENT ARE JUST 25 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, 15 DOLLARS FOR KEIKI UNDER 12 AND KUPUNA OVER 65. BARRYFEST WILL BE HELD AT THE KEOPUOLANI PARK AMPHITHEATER - WITH PLENTY OF FREE PARKING RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET AT THE WAR MEMORIAL LOT.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK, IT'S THE EIGHTH ANNUAL "BUY BACK THE BEACH" BENEFIT LU'AU HOSTED BY OLD LAHAINA LU'AU. DOORS OPEN AT 5:15 FOR AN ALL YOU CAN EAT GOURMET BUFFET, NO-HOST BAR AND ALL THE WONDERFUL AMBIENCE THAT COMES WITH MAUI'S BEST LU'AU. AND IT ALL BENEFITS THE MAUI COSTAL LAND TRUST, THE ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PRESERVING AND PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. TICKETS ARE 150 DOLLARS EACH - AND TABLE SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. FOR INFORMATION, 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 IF THERE'S A SPECIAL EVENT COMING TO MAUI, I'D LOVE TOP HELP YOU SPREAD THE WORD. SEND YOUR 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.


(D Block) (Two-shot)

JY: AND BEFORE WE GO THIS WEEK, WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH A FEW MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE 29TH ANNUAL WHALE DAY PARADE IN KIHEI.

J: 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, JOB OPENINGS AND MORE. YOU'LL FIND IT ALL AT MAUITVNEWSDOT-COM. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

JY: ALOHA.

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