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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning February 28, 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.

(Headlines - VO)

J: WITH A LIST OF NATURAL DISASTERS THAT CHALLENGED HER FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE, MAUI MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES RELEASED HER "STATE OF THE COUNTY" REPORT THIS WEEK.

HC: THERE WERE SOME TENSE MOMENTS TUESDAY WHEN A SUSPECT BARRICADED HIMSELF IN THE HARBOR LIGHTS APARTMENTS AND FIRED A SHOT BEFORE SURRENDERING TO POLICE.

J: AND THIS YEAR'S GREAT WHALE COUNT SHOWED AN APPRECIABLE GAIN IN THE HUMPBACK POPULATION IN MAUI'S WATERS - JUST A DAY BEFORE A NEWBORN CALF DIED AND WASHED ASHORE IN WEST MAUI.

HC: IN SPORTS, MAUI STARS MAKE A BIG SPLASH AT THE STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS, WHILE OLD FRIENDS CASH IN ON THEIR SKINS AT KA'ANAPALI. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE BACK WITH DETAILS ON BARRYFEST 0-8 AND LOTS MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

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

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG. JULIE Y. WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK. ON THE DAY AFTER THE ACADEMY AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED, IT SOUNDED LIKE A LIST OF DISASTER MOVIES COMING TO MAUI.

(Turn to cam) BUT, IN FACT, THEY WERE REAL DISASTERS THAT STRUCK MAUI COUNTY DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES TERM. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE REST OF THE STORY ON THE MAYOR'S SECOND 'STATE OF THE COUNTY' ADDRESS.

(Take State of the County Pkg) IN HER SECOND STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS SINCE TAKING OFFICE, MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES HIGHLIGHTED HER FIRST YEAR...WITH A LIST THAT SOUNDED LIKE AN OVERDONE ACTION ADVENTURE FILM.

CT03: "2007. Wow! What a year! Jan 12 - tsunami watch, January 17 - PolipoliFire. July - Ololwalu fire. August Lahaina Fire. December-storms and who can forget Hurricane Flossie?"

MAYOR ANNOUNCED A STATEWIDE ALLIANCE TO CROSS-CHECK GROWTH AND CHALLENGES.

CT02: "I am pleased to join with Hawai'is three other mayors in forming the Hawaii Council of Mayors. Together we expect legisl;ation on our unified packages, focusing on affordable housing, homelessness, and the re-hiring of retirees will be help to our counties on these very tough issues."

ANOTHER ALLIANCE THE MAYOR DESCRIBED WAS BETWEEN THE HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD, THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION AND THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OF MAUI COUNTY TO BUILD A PLAN TO MORE QUICKLY AND THOROUGHLY RESPOND TO NATURAL DISASTERS LIKE THE EARTHQUAKES , FIRES AND FLOODS. THE MAYOR RAN DOWN THE HIGHLIGHTS.

THE MAYOR THANKED POLICE FOR ALL-OUT WAR ON DRUGS, COMMENDED PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE FOR REDUCING THE MAJOR BACKLOG OF CASES - AND TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS OF MAUI COUNTY TO GET INVOLVED DURING 2008 - THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE REEF.

CT04:" I invite you to make this year the year you learn more about Hawaii's reef system, and what you can do to help safeguard it. It's a precious part of Maui Nei that was here before us and should remain after us."

THE LEGACY OF THESE TIMES WAS A RECURRING THEME IN THE MAYOR'S SPEECH.

CT01: "It is our responsibility to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations."

AND TO UNDERSCORE THE POINT, SHE BROUGHT UP A GROUP OF FOURTH AND FIFTH-GRADERS FROM KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS NOT ONLY TO PERFORM THEIR NA MELE AWARD-WINNING MUSIC, BUT TO SHOW COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE COMMUNITY THE FACES OF THE FUTURE. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) LOOKING AHEAD, THE MAYOR LISTED SEVERAL PRIORITIES FOR THIS YEAR - INCLUDING DEVELOPING MORE WATER SOURCES AND MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS - AND COMPLETING DESIGN FOR A NEW SOUTH MAUI POLICE STATION.

(standoff)(PiP-standoff)

J: TENSE MOMENTS MONDAY NIGHT AFTER A MAN FIRED A SHOT AT THE HARBOR LIGHTS APARTMENTS NEXT TO MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE. POLICE ARRIVED AT HARBOR LIGHTS AROUND 4:45 THAT AFTERNOON TO ARREST A MAN FOR PAROLE VIOLATION. BUT THEY SAY THAT WHEN HE SAW THEM...HE RAN.

(V0) THE SUSPECT BARRICADED HIMSELF IN HIS APARTMENT AND THEN FIRED A GUN SHOT. THIS DRAMATIC PHOTO TAKEN BY AMANDA COWAN OF THE MAUI NEWS SHOWS 30 YEAR-OLD KADON ZIMMERMAN APPARENTLY HOLDING A LOADED SHOTGUN UNDER HIS CHIN. HE REPORTEDLY THREATENED SUICIDE IF POLICE CAME AFTER HIM.

(on-cam) ZIMMERMAN HELD POLICE AT BAY FOR MORE THAN SEVEN HOURS. RESIDENTS OF THE D-BUILDING AT HARBOR LIGHTS WERE EVACUATED AND MANY WERE TAKEN BY THE RED CROSS TO TEMPORARY SHELTER. POLICE SAY ZIMMERMAN SURRENDERED HIS SHOTGUN AROUND 9:30 MONDAY NIGHT BUT WOULD NOT RELINQUISH HIS PISTOL UNTIL MIDNIGHT. HE WAS THEN ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT. WHILE A SPECIAL FORCES TEAM WAS AVAILABLE, PATIENCE TURNED OUT TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE TOOL IN BRINGING THE SITUATION TO A PEACEFUL CONCLUSION.

(WHALE COUNT)(PiP-Whale Tail)

HC: IT MAY BE THE LEAST SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUE IN THE WORLD OF MARINE BIOLOGY, BUT SOMEHOW THE RESULTS USUALLY PROVE TO BE TRUE. THE ANNUAL GREAT WHALE COUNT WAS HELD SUNDAY AROUND MAUI AND THE NUMBERS ARE A RECORD.

(VO) FROM TWELVE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS - MOSTLY ALONG WEST AND SOUTH MAUI - LOCALS, VISITORS, SCIENTISTS AND PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION STAFF CAME UP WITH A TOTAL OF 1,726 WHALES. THAT'S A JUMP FROM THE PREVIOUS RECORD - SET TWO YEARS AGO - OF 1,265.

(on-cam tag) WHILE THE ACCURACY WOULD HAVE TO BE SUSPECT BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE MIGHT BE COUNTING THE SAME WHALES OVER AND OVER, THE FACT IS THAT THE COUNT FALLS IN LINE WITH WHAT SCIENTISTS SAY. AND THAT IS THAT THE NORTH PACIFIC HUMPBACK WHALE POPULATION IS GROWING AT A RATE OF ABOUT SEVEN PERCENT A YEAR.

(DEAD WHALE) (PiP-Dead Whale)

J: SADLY THOUGH, ON MONDAY THAT NUMBER WAS REDUCED BY ONE WHEN A NEWBORN HUMPBACK CALF BEACHED ITSELF NEAR LAHAINA.

(FF-VO-CG) BEACH GOERS AT PUAMANA BEACH PARK SAW A SMALL WHALE CALF BEACH ITSELF AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY AT LEAST TWO TIGER SHARKS. WHILE SEVERAL PEOPLE TRIED TO PUSH THE CALF BACK OUT TO SEA, OTHERS TRIED THROWING ROCKS AT THE SHARKS TO FEND THEM OFF. WHEN POLICE ARRIVED THE ORDERED THE PEOPLE OUT OF THE WATER BECAUSE OF THE SHARK DANGER. THE WHALE CALF - ESTIMATED TO BE ONLY AS COUPLE OF WEEKS OLD, DIED.

(on-cam tag) THE WHALES CARCASS WAS REMOVED BY MARINE FISHERIES SCIENTISTS WHO WILL PERFORM A NECROPSY TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH. WHILE THE SHARK ATTACK WAS CERTAINLY A FACTOR, WITNESSES SAY THE BABY WHALE APPEARED EMACIATED AND POSSIBLY ILL. THE NECROPSY IS BEING DONE IN HONOLULU FROM SAMPLES TAKEN FROM THE CARCASS.

(Toss to B Block)

HC: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A SIXTH GRADER? WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE 2008 MAUI DISTRICT SPELLING BEE TO FIND OUT.

J: AND WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST WORD ON PROGRESS ON THE MOKULELE AND PI'ILANI HIGHWAY PROJECTS. THINGS ARE MOVING QUICKLY.

HC: THEN WE'LL HEAD SKYWARD FOR A VISIT TO MAUI'S ONLY AIR SHOW. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(Spelling Bee)(PiP-Kid at mic)

HC: SPELL THE WORD GREGARIOUS. GO AHEAD, WE'LL WAIT. NOW TRY TRAJECTORY. ENTHUSIASM? RUPEE? THOSE ARE JUST A FEW WORDS FLAWLESSLY SPELLED BY THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR'S MAUI DISTRICT SPELLING BEE. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTED JEFF KING ATTENDED THE NAIL-BITING EVENT AND BRINGS US THE STORY.

(take spelling bee pkg)FIFTEEN PEOPLE IN THE IAO SCHOOL CAFETERIA WERE CALM LAST THURSDAY NIGHT - AND THEY ALL HAD NUMBERS AROUND THEIR NECKS. THE 2008 MAUI DISTRICT SPELLING BEE BROUGHT OUT THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST FROM ACROSS MAUI COUNTY.

WHILE THE SIGN WAS COLORFUL...THE MOOD SEEMED OTHERWISE. YOU COULD HEAR THE WHEELS TURNING INSIDE HEADS - YOUNG AND OLD - AND THE TENSION WAS MOUNTING...IN HOPE OF SEEING THIS...AND NOT HEARING THIS.

AS EACH ROUND ENDED AND PARTICIPANTS WITH MISSPELLINGS SAT DOWN WITH THEIR FAMILIES, THE TENSION GOT EVEN DEEPER - IF YOU CAN IMAGINE. EACH STUDENT HAD THE RIGHT TO ASK FOR A WORD'S DEFINITION, LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN AND USE IN A SENTENCE. EVERYONE WAS WATCHING. EVERYONE WAS THINKING. THIS IS P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E.

FINALLY, AFTER 10 ROUNDS...THERE WERE ONLY TWO CONTESTANTS LEFT. AND THERE WERE TWO MORE CORRECT ROUNDS BEFORE ANGEL BURGER FALTERED ON THE WORD 'SPINET' - A TYPE OF PIANO. ALL GABRIEL SALAZAR HAD TO DO WAS SPELL ONE MORE WORD CORRECTLY.

(A-L-L-E-G-O-R-Y) APPLAUSE.

YOUR 2008 MAUI DISTRICT SPELLING BEE CHAMPION.

Gabriel Salazar, Winner 6th Grader, Maui Waena Intermediate School

GS01: "G-a-b-r-i-e-l S-a-l-a-z-a-r...(smiles)

GABRIELS BROTHER, NATAHANIEL WAS THE 2003 HAWAII STAE SPELLING CHAMPION. HE NOW ATTENDS M-I-T. BRILLIANCE RUNS IN THE SALAZAR FAMILY.

GS02: "I kinda knew all the words. For a second I though 'allegory' only had one 'l',' but then I remembered it was from the greek so I knew it had two ls."

YES, HE SAID HE KNEW IT HAD TWO LS BECAUSE IT'S ORIGIN WAS GREEK! FIRST RUNNER-UP ANGEL BURGER IS AN EIGHTH-GRADER OF FEW WORDS...ALL OF THEM SPELLED CORRECTLY, OF COURSE, AND SHE SAYS TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION LIKE THIS

AB01: "Read some pages in the dictionary I guess..."

BUT THE DICTIONARY IS THAST THICK.

AB01 - CON'T "Not the whole thing, just some pages, I guess."

GABRIEL SAYS THERE REALLY IS NO TRICK TO WINNING A SPELLING BEE...STUDYING HARD DID IT FOR HIM, ALTHOUGH THERE WAS ONE WORD HE WAS HOPING THEY WOULDN'T ASK HIM,

gs03: "Pnumoni....scoliosis."

I THINK MOST OF US WOULD HAVE TROUBLE WITH THAT ONE. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.


(ON-CAM TAG) NEXT UP FOR THE WINNER AND FIRST RUNNER-UP IS THE STATE SPELLING BEE ON MARCH 16TH ON OAHU. THE WINNER OF THAT COMPETITION ADVANCES TO THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE, REPRESENTING HAWAII ON MAY 29TH AND 30TH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

(JAPANESE CULT CNTR) (PiP: JCCH)

J: IT HAS BEEN A DREAM OF A LOT OF PEOPLE FOR A LOT OF YEARS, BUT -FINALLY - PLANS ARE TAKING SHAPE FOR MAUI TO HAVE IT'S OWN JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER. THE JAPANESE CULTURAL SOCIETY MET EARLIER THIS MONTH AND MADE PRELIMINARY PLANS TO MOVE AHEAD.

Keith Regan, President, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui

KR01: "There's a large Japanese community here on Maui and they have long wanted a place to display items of cultural value. Now we're taking it one step further by formalizing it and having a center that can really hold the many artifacts and is a place where people can come and enjoy the culture that is the Japanese culture here on Maui."

(VO-FF-CG) REGAN TOLD MAUI TV NEWS THAT THE JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTERS IN HONOLULU AND LOS ANGELES ARE EXCELLENT MODELS TO LEARN FROM, BUT THIS DREAM WOULD BE A MAUI DREAM.

KR02: "We're envisioning something - likely in Central Maui - on about five acres of land. Day care for seniors and children. various meeting rooms, storage for documents. Maybe an auditorium and places to enjoy culture like dancing and karaoke - things that are part of the Japanese culture."

(FF-CG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE, THEIR NEXT MEETING IS COMING UP THIS TUESDAY AT 7 O'CLOCK IN THE SOCIAL HALL OF THE KAHULUI HONGWANJI MISSION.

(ON-CAM TAG) THE PROJECT'S STEERING COMMITTEE IS HEADED UP BY FORMER MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA. IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(Stolen Turtle)(PiP-turtle Sculpture)

HC: A LITTLE-KNOWN TREASURE THAT WAS INTENDED TO BE A VISUAL REWARD FOR ANYONE STROLLING THE KEALIA POND BOARDWALK IS MISSING. SOMEONE STOLE A FIVE-FOOT BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A NESTING SEA TURTLE AND OFFICIALS ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IN GETTING IT BACK.

(FF-VO-CG) THE 14-POUND SCULPTURE IS AN ORIGINAL WORK OF MAUI ARTIST DALE ZARELLA. IT DEPICTS A FEMALE LAYING HER EGGS. THE SCULPTURE EVEN INCLUDED EGGS AND A NEST CHAMBER. THE MASSIVE WORK OF ART WAS BOLTED DOWN, BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP THIEVES FROM CARTING IT OFF.

(ON-CAM) THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO BE AWARE. IF YOU SEE A LARGE BRONZE NESTING TURTLE SCULPTURE IN A PLACE WHERE THERE WASN'T ONE BEFORE, THEY'D LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT IT. IT IS MORE LIKELY TO BE AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE THAN IN A PUBLIC AREA WHERE IT COULD MORE EASILY BE RECOVERED. IF YOU THINK YOU'VE FOUND ITS LOCATION, YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 244-64-HUNDRED.


(Eclipse) (PiP-eclipse)

J: IT WAS A RARE SIGHT OVER CENTRAL MAUI. A FULL MOON RISE WITH A HALF ECLIPSE. IT SOUNDS A LITTLE LIKE A GYMNASTIC MOVE OR SOMETHING A SKATEBOARDER MIGHT TRY AT THE X-GAMES, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK. AND YOU HAD TO BE PRETTY QUICK TO SEE IT.

(vo) AT MOONRISE LAST THURSDAY FOR JUST A FEW MOMENTS, WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A FULL ROUND DISK WAS ONLY HALF-THERE. THAT'S BECAUSE MAUI WAS ON THE VERY TAIL END OF A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE THAT WAS VISIBLE ACROSS ALMOST ALL OF NORTH AMERICA AND EVEN IN WESTERN EUROPE. BY THE TIME THE MOON CAME UP OVER HAIKU, IT WAS IN THE LAST STAGE OF ECLIPSE. THE SPECTACULAR SIGHT WAS SHORT-LIVED, THOUGH, AS THE MOON ROSE INTO THE LOWER CLOUDS. BY THE TIME IT EMERGED, THE WHOLE DISK WAS VISIBLE.

(ON-CAM) THE NEXT TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE U.S. UNTIL DECEMBER, 2010.


(Air show)(PiP-Model Planes)

HC: HELICOPTERS, AIRPLANES AND JETS...SOME FLYING WITHIN INCHES OF EACH OTHER AND THE GROUND. MAUI'S ONLY AIR SHOW CAME TO PUUNENE THIS WEEKEND, AND - AS MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING EXPERIENCED, IT CAME PRETTY CLOSE TO THE CROWD, TOO.

(take rc pkg)(Rescheduled for March 5 edition of Maui TV news)

(on-cam tag) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RADIO CONTROLLED FLYING ON MAUI, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(highway Update) (PiP-New stoplightsatMokulele-Piilani)

J: IT MAY SEEM LIKE THE MOKULELE AND PIILIANI HIGHWAY WIDENING AND MERGING PROJECT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOREVER. BUT LATELY, MOTORISTS ARE FINALLY NOTICING SOME REAL PROGRESS.

(vo) BESIDES THE ADDITION OF PALM TREES AT THE MERGING CURVE OF THE TWO HIGHWAYS, NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL STANCHIONS ARE BEING INSTALLED FOR THE FORTHCOMING INTERSECTION OF NORTH KIHEI ROAD AND SOUTH KIHEI ROAD, AND WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED THERE BY THE PRETTY NEW PALM TREES.

ACCORDING TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE LAST TWO PHASES OF THE MOKULELE HIGHWAY WIDENING PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF MAY. AT THAT TIME, ALL FOUR LANES OF THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE MOKULELE AND PIILANI HIGHWAYS WILL BE OPERATING.

(on-cam tag) DOT OFFICIALS TELL MAUI TV NEWS THAT THE PROJECT'S CONTRACTORS, GOODFELLOW BROTHERS, ARE "AGGRESSIVELY KEEPING ON SCHEDULE."


(Toss to C Block)

HC: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP WAS ON MAUI THIS WEEK - AND LOCAL STARS MADE QUITE A SPLASH. KALAPANA WILL HAVE DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN HOLLY WILL BE BACK WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS. THERE'S AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF BENEFITS AND FUN FUNDRAISERS COMING TO MAUI IN THE DAYS AHEAD, SO GET YOUR PENCIL AND GET READY TO TAKE NOTES - WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: WHEN THE POPE GETS IN THE WATER - YOU CAN BET IT'S AN ALMOST RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE.

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

LAHAINALUNA SWIMMING SUPERSTAR JACK POPE IS JUST PLAIN INTIMIDATING WHEN IT COMES TO COMPETITION AND - WHILE WERE THERE ONLY A FEW BRIGHT SPOTS FOR THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE AT THE STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK - HIS HEATS WERE NO EXCEPTION.

(vo) OUT TO THE KIHEI AQUATIC CENTER FOR THE FINAL ROUNDS OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF SPIRIT - OR SUNBLOCK - IN AND OUT OF THE WATER.

IN THE LADIES 500 FREESTYLE, THAT'S BALDWIN'S JENNIFER CAHILL IN LANE FOUR - THE FAVORITE IN THIS EVENT. A GREAT START FOR CAHILL AND AFTER 10 LAPS SHE'S KEEPING AN EYE ON KEALAKEHE'S KRISTA MAIER IN LANE THREE. IN THE END, IT WAS MAIER WHO PULLED AWAY WINNING THE EVENT BY NINE SECONDS OVER CAHILL - WHO WAS A GREAT SPORT ABOUT IT.

UP NEXT IN THE BOY'S 500 FREESTYLE, IN LANE FOUR - THE SPOT WHERE THEY ALWAYS PUT THE FAVORITE, THAT'S THE FAVORITE JACK POPE WARMING UP. A CLEAN START AND IT'S CLEAR THAT JACK POPE IS IN THIS RACE. AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN IN LANE SEVEN, SEABURY HALL'S ZACH JOHNSON IS IN A RESPECTABLE POSITION EARLY IN THIS ONE. BUT AS THE RACE PROGRESSED IT BECAME MORE LIKE A HOW-TO CLINIC AS POPE CONTINUED TO PULL AWAY. COACHES AND LANE-COUNTERS URGED THEIR ATHLETES ON WHILE THE LAST LAP WAS JUST AS STRONG AS THE FIRST FOR POPE - WHO EASILY TAKES HIS HEAT. SEABURY HALL'S JOHN CAME IN A VERY RESPECTABLE FOURTH.

ANOTHER M-I-L SUPERSTAR IN LANE FOUR WAS SEABURY HALL'S LIBBY MATTHEWS. THIS WAS HER SECOND EVENT OF THE DAY AFTER HAVING WON THE 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY EARLIER. THIS TIME IT WAS THE HUNDRED-METER BREASTSTROKE. AND LOOK AT HER GO! LAST LENGTH AND MATTHEWS IS FIGHTING OFF A LATE CHARGE BY MILILANI'S KIANA WHITE IN LANE FIVE. BUT IT'S MATTHEWS! BY - GET THIS - A QUARTER OF A SECOND. BUT, HEY, FIRST IS FIRST, RIGHT?

(on-cam) AND THOSE WERE THE HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE M-I-L. THE DAY BELONGED TO PUNAHOU AS BOTH THE BOYS AND THE GIRLS WON THE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BOTH SWIMMING AND DIVING. FOR THE GIRLS, SEABURY HALL AND LAHAINALUNA TIED FOR SIXTH. FOR THE BOYS, THE MIL'S BEST FINISH WAS SIXTH PLACE FOR THE LUNAS.

(v0) EARLIER IN THE DAY THE DIVING COMPETITION TOOK OVER THE POOL - BUT IN THE AFTERNOON IT WAS A DIVING EXHIBITION AS THE STATE'S BEST DIVERS SHOWED OFF THEIR SKILLS BOTH SERIOUS AND NOT SO SERIOUSLY. I'M SURE SOME OF THESE DIVES HAVE REAL NAMES...BUT MOST OF THEM JUST LOOK A: IMPOSSIBLE AND B: LIKE A WHOLE LOT OF FUN.

(ON-CAM) THAT WRAPS UP SENIOR JACK POPE'S SWIMMING CAREER AS A LUNA. BUT SPARTAN LIBBY MATTHEWS WILL BE BACK TO SWIM FOR SEABURY HALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

(VO) AND FINALLY THIS WEEK, IF YOU WERE ALREADY UP 270-THOUSAND DOLLARS...WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON ONE PUTT FOR ANOTHER 50 THOU? I GUESS IF YOU'RE JACK NICKLAUS...NAAA. IT BREAKS TO THE LEFT AND THAT LEAVES FUZZY ZOELLER WITH AN EASY TAP IN FOR A TOTAL OF SIX SKINS AND 320-THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH HIS PARTNER PETER JACOBSEN. THE TWO ARE THE YOUNGEST PAIR TO WIN THE SKINS GAME - WHICH MOVED FROM WAILEA TO KA'ANAPALI FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.

(ON-CAM) NICKLAUS AND HIS PARTNER TOM WATSON SHARED THEIR 270 GRAND. THIRD PLACE PAID A MEASLY 180THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GARY PLAYER AND LOREN ROBERTS. AND THE TEAM OF ARNOLD PALMER AND JAY HAAS WAS SHUT OUT.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS A SEASON - OR SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP AND YOU'D LIKE PEOPLE TO SHOW UP, THEN GET THE WORD TO US FIRST. SEND YOUR NOTICES TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. WE'LL DO WHAT WE CAN TO GET A CREW OUT TO CAPTURE THE ACTION. FOR MAUI TV NEWS I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


(coming attractions)

HC: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I’M HOLLY CHUNG. THIS WEEK’S EXCITING HOMEGROWN EVENTS, REMIND US OF THE RICH HERITAGE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL HAWAI’I, RECOGNIZING PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.

THE PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN ONE OF THE LARGEST EMPLOYERS OF WOMEN IN HAWAI’I. WARREN AND MICHIKO NISHIMOTO, FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I’S CENTER FOR ORAL HISTORY, RECOUNT THESE WOMEN’S STORIES AND EXAMINE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO HAWAI’I. THIS SPECIAL PRESENTATION TAKES PLACE AT THE WEST MAUI SENIOR CENTER, ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, AT 10:30 AM.

SUPPORT KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ENJOY A DELICIOUS CHICKEN DINNER AND PERFORMANCES BY THE SCHOOL’S BANDS. ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR SILENT AUCTION AND PURCHASE FRESH UPCOUNTRY FLOWERS AND PRODUCE, AT THE KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CAFETERIA, ON SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST, AT 6:00 PM.

HALAU HULA KA NO’EAU CELEBRATES THE UKULELE VIRTUOSITY OF KAHAUANU LAKE AND THE LATE KUMU HULA MAIKI AIU LAKE. THE CURRENT KUMU HULA WHO MAINTAIN HER LEGACY, CONTINUE TO PASS ON THE FLAME, IN HAWAIIAN LEGACY, ON SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST, AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S CASTLE THEATER, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 25, 20 AND 15 DOLLARS.

MANA’O RADIO IS CELEBRATING ITS 6TH ANNIVERSARY, AND THE MEMORY OF CO-FOUNDER BARRY SHANNON, WITH BARRYFEST 08 – MAUI’S MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR. KAMA’AINA AND VISITORS, OF ALL AGES, WILL ENJOY THIS EVENT, FEATURING LOCAL CULTURE, FOOD, AND MUSIC, ON SUNDAY, MARCH 2ND, AT THE OLD MAUI ZOO AMPHITHEATER, FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM. TICKETS ARE 20 AND 10 DOLLARS.

JOIN IN ON MENTAL HEALTH KOKUA’S BENEFIT WHALE WATCH, ON SUNDAY, MARCH 2ND, FROM 3 TO 5 PM, ON THE PRINCE KUHIO, OUT OF MA’ALAEA HARBOR. FUNDS RAISED ARE USED IN MAUI COUNTY TO ASSIST PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS. TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS AND HALF PRICE FOR KEIKI 12 AND UNDER.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS SACRED HEARTS SCHOOL’S 36TH ANNUAL BAZAAR, ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS ON THE WESTSIDE, ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH AND 8TH, FROM 4 TO 10 PM. ENJOY GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, ONO FOODS, A COUNTRY KITCHEN, GAMES, RIDES, FUN BOOTHS, AND MORE.

WALK AND ROLL TO HELP THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION RAISE FUNDS, THROUGH ITS 2008 STRIDE AND RIDE POKER WALK, AT KEOPUOLANI PARK, ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH, STARTING AT 7 AM. MDA IS A VOLUNTARY HEALTH AGENCY WORKING TO DEFEAT 43 NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES.

THE POPULAR ANNUAL HA’IKU HO’OLAULE’A AND FLOWER FESTIVAL, HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH, FROM 9 AM TO 3:30 PM AT THE HA’IKU COMMUNITY CENTER, PROMISES TO BE FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. ENJOY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, DELICIOUS FOODS, A SILENT AUCTION, GAMES, AND LOCAL VENDORS AND ARTISANS.

THE MAUI COUNTY BRANCH OF THE RED CROSS IS CHALLENGING MAUI TO HELP RAISE AT LEAST $5,000 FOR ARC HAWAII STATE’S 5TH ANNUAL HATS OFF FUNDRAISING EVENT. ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH, FROM 9 AM TO 2 PM, VOLUNTEERS WILL BE COLLECTING DONATIONS OUTSIDE OF WALMART AND SAFEWAY STORES IN KIHEI AND LAHAINA. PLEASE HELP THE RED CROSS TO REACH ITS GOAL.

FOR INFORMATION ON ALL THESE EVENTS, AND MORE, VISIT MAUITVNEWS.COM, AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO “COMING ATTRACTIONS”. I’M INTERESTED IN HEARING ABOUT ALL EVENTS HAPPENING IN MAUI COUNTY, NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL. SO PLEASE, SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO COMING ATTRACTIONS, AT MAUI TV NEWS. 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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