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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning March 6, 2008



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(Headlines - VO)

J: AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF COMPLETING FORMS, APPLICATIONS AND REPORTS, SUPPORTERS OF THE WEST MAUI HOSPITAL ARE TWO MAJOR STEPS CLOSER TO A DREAM COME TRUE.

HC: MEANWHILE FOR OTHER IMPORTANT HEALTH ISSUES FOR THE REST OF THE ISLAND, THE NEWS ISN'T AS GOOD. WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE.

J: AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS BRING IN AN EXPERT FROM THE SOUTH TO EXPLAIN THE POSSIBILITY OF SETTING UP "ENVIRONMENTAL COURT" ON THE VALLEY ISLE.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS MADE HISTORY THIS WEEK IN THE STATE PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS ON A BIT OF CONTROVERSY AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MAUI HIGH INVITATIONAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT.

J: AND WHAT DO MOLIERE AND MARGARET CHO HAVE IN COMMON? HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE BACK WITH THE ANSWER TO THAT PROBING QUESTION - AND MUCH MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

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

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG. JULIE Y. WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK. THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE PLAN FOR MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS. AND NOW THAT PATIENCE AND HARD WORK MAY PAY OFF.

(Turn to cam) IT'S TWO GIANT STEPS FORWARD FOR AN EMERGENCY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE WEST SIDE. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take W. Maui Hosp. Pkg) THIS PICTURE IS GETTING A LOT OF PUBLICITY. THE LOCATION IS EASY FOR ANYONE WEST SIDE LOCAL TO FIND. AND A VERY HAPPY JOE PLUTA GIVES A CLUE AS TO WHEN.

Joseph Pluta, Pres. W Maui Improvement Fdn, Pres emeritus, WMTA

JP02: "The fastest things could go, we could be opening a hospital here in 20-11. So, best case, we could be moving dirt in 15-16 months."

THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL LAND USE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSED THE HOSPITAL'S LAND USE APPLICATION - A MAJOR STEP TOWARD THE LONG-AWAITED WEST MAUI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. THE EIGHT-YEAR EFFORT BY THIS CLOSELY-KNIT COMMUNITY STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO - BUT THEY'VE COME A LONG WAY FROM THE 1995 STATE STUDY ON HEALTH CARE IN WEST MAUI.

JP01:"Oddly enough that study said people in West Maui were wealthy enough that if they needed a doctor they could bring in their own - no need for as clinic."

AMONG THE HURDLES WAS THE LOCATION OF THE MEDICAL FACILITY. THE KAANAPALI 2020 PLAN IGNORED THIS SPOT - OWNED BY AMFAC, BUT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED UP TO 10 HOTELS IN THE NORTH BEACH AREA - WHERE THE OLD LANDING STRIP USED TO BE. PLUTA'S ASSOCIATION NEGOTIATED LONG-TERM DEAL WITH AMFAC THAT NOT ONLY RESULTED IN AMFAC ESSENITALLY GIVING THE HOSPITAL THE 14.9 ACRES NEAR THE LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER, BUT ALSO REULTED IN BUILDING ONLY FOUR HOTELS ON NORTH BEACH - INSTEAD OF 10 - PLUS THREE PARKS.

IN ADDITION TO THE COUNCIL'S ENDORSEMENT, THIS WAS ALSO THE WEEK THE FOUNDATION SUBMITTED THEIR APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF NEED.

JP03: "After eight years of a grass roots effort, I'm almost walking on air. I can hardly contain myself."

THE PARTNERSHIP ESTABLISHED WITH BRYAN HOYLE AND SOUTHWEST HEALTH GROUP IS ALSO IN PLACE. AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF RED TAPE WAS REQUIRED...AND AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF EFFORT - AND PATIENCE - LOOKS LIKE IT'AS FINALLY PAYING OFF. REPORTING FROM LAHAINA FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) NEXT UP FOR HOSPITAL SUPPORTERS IS A MARCH 18 MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL VOTE ON A ZONING CHANGE TO ALLOW THE MEDICAL FACILITY. AFTER THAT, THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL HAVE TO GIVE THEIR OK ON THE 51-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT BEFORE GROUND IS BROKEN.

(MauiHealthCareStalls) (PiP-Bertram/Baker/MMMC)

J: MEANWHILE, HEALTH CARE ADVANCES ACROSS THE REST OF THE COUNTY ARE NOT MOVING FORWARD. THE MAUI HEALTH INITIATIVE TASK FORCE - AN EFFORT THAT RESULTED IN A 100-PAGE REPORT OF RECOMMENDATIONS THAT RESULTED IN LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY SEVERAL MAUI LEGISLATORS - APPEARS TO HAVE FAILED - AT LEAST FOR THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

THE TASK FORCE WAS CREATED AFTER LAST YEAR'S LEGISLATIVE SESSION - AND INSPIRED, IN PART, BY THE O'AHU-BASED STATE AGENCY'S DENIAL OF A CERTIFICATE OF NEED FOR THE PROPOSED 150-BED MALULANI HOSPITAL IN SOUTH MAUI. THE TASK FORCE WORKED WITH LEGISLATORS TO SEEK MORE LOCAL CONTROL OVER WHO DECIDES WHETHER OR NOT A HOSPITAL IS NEEDED IN A COMMUNITY.

THE LAST EFFORT THE TASK FORCE GOT BEHIND FOR THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION WAS AN EMAIL AND IN-PERSON TESTIMONY BLITZ TO TRY TO PERSUADE LAWMAKERS TO DO AWAY WITH THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS. IT DIDN'T WORK. THE TASK FORCE, A 15-MEMBER PANEL, REMAINS A STATE-CHARTERED ENTITY UNTIL JUNE 15TH AND IS EXPECTED TO LAY THE GROUND WORK FOR ANOTHER TRY AT THEIR GOAL FOR THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

(ENVIRONMENTAL COURT)(PiP-Larry Potter)

HC: GIVEN THE SUCCESS OF SO-CALLED "SPECIALIZED JUSTICE" PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE - LIKE MAUI'S HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL DRUG COURT - SOME SAY IT MIGHT BE TIME TO DO THE SAME THING FOR THE LAND. THE IDEA: "ENVIRONMENTAL COURT." MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING BRINGS US MORE ON THE TOPIC.

(Take Env court Pkg)
WHILE HE IS NEITHER SIMON, NOR GARFUNKEL, HE HAS BEEN CREDITED WITH BUILDING A "BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS."

ENVIRONMENTAL COURT JUDGE LARRY POTTER IS A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN -

LP01: "I'd like to be known as an individual who believes in what he's doing. And I do. I think this a beneficial concept nationwide."

SO, WHILE PROVING HIS POINT BY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE MEMPHIS ENVIRONMENTAL; COURT, HE TRAVELS THE NATION EXPLAINING THE CONCEPT AND HELPING TO FACILITATE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL COURTS.

LP02: "Both. We do both. I like to explain explaining how it works. It is a process and it doesn't happen overnight. people need to understand that. And we facilitate the process in setting it up so that it can succeed."

A GROUP OF COUNTY AND STATE EMPLOYEES LISTENED TO THE JUDGE MONDAY AND HEARD ABOUT THE SPECIALIZED JUSTIC CONCEPT THAT HAS RESULTED IN 90 PER CENT OF ENVIRONMENTALLY-BASED COURT CASES BEING SUCCESSFULLY REOLVED. THE SESSION WAS ARRANGED BY LIFELONG ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE JAN DAPITAN WHO BROUGHT JUDGE POTTER TO MAUI TO PRESENT HIS PLAN. THE OVERALL PROCESS HAS ALREADY GAINED CREDIBILITY ACROSS THE NATION.

Jan Dapitan, Director, Community Work Day

JD01: "There's anational model. State by state there are 23 states that have that model and Hawai'i is one of them. We have four affiliates in the state and we're all growing and beginning to address a lot of the issues."

DAPITAN'S COMMUNITY WORK DAY CLEANUPS GO A LONG WAY, BUT THEY DON'T STOP PEOPLE FROM DUMPING CARS AND APPLIANCES ALONG THE ROADWAYS - OR WORSE. ENVIRONMENTAL COURT COULD GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM QUICKER.

JD02: "I think education is key to our approach. But I think enforcement is right there - like another leg of the stool. Then we have beautification and community improvement."

ONE OF THOSE LISTENING INTENTLY WAS MAUI SECOND CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE JOEL AUGUST. HE TOLD MAUI TV NEWS THAT THE IDEA OF SPECIALZED COURTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WOULD HAVE TO BE EMBCAED, FIRST, BY THE AGENCIES THAT WOULD BENEFIT LIKE PUBLIC WORKS, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND OTHERS. JUDGE POTTER AGREED, SAYING THAT'S WHERE THE PROCESS MUST START.

THE PROCESS IS THE KEY. COURT CASES ARE HANDLED ON A DOCKET...

lp03: "I think what you want o do, though, is to take a look at the process and make changes that fit not only the process but the people it serves."

DAPITAN AND POTTER TOOK THEIR SHOW ON THE ROAD TO THE STATE CAPITOL FOR A PRESENTATION BEFORE LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL OFFICIALS. SHE SAID, DON'T LOOK FOR CHANGES OVERNIGHT - BUT WITH A 90 PER CENT SUCCESS RATE IN PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENDERS, SPECIALIZED JUSTICE MAY MAKE A LOT OF SENSE FOR MAUI. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) WHILE THE IDEA OF SPECIALIZING IN CERTAIN AREAS OF LAW COULD HELP REDUCE THE CASE LOAD FOR THE COURTS THROUGH STREAMLINING OF CASES, IT COULD ALSO MAKE MONEY FOR THE COUNTY. JUDGE POTTER EXPLAINED THAT IN THE FIRST YEAR OF ENVIRONMENTAL COURT IN TENNESSEE, A TOTAL OF MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES AND FEES CAME INTO THE STATE AS A RESULT OF THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE.

(Toss to B Block)

J: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THIRTY YEARS OLD AND AS FRESH AS EVER. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE DEBUT OF ART MAUI 2008.

HC: AND HISTORY CAME TO LIFE THIS WEEKEND AS STUDENTS GAVE THEIR MODERN PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY'S MAJOR EVENTS AT A COMPETITION AT MAUI HIGH.

J: AND WE PROMISED IT TO YOU LAST WEEK. THIS WEEK WE'LL TAKE TO THE SKIES FOR MAUI'S ONLY AIR SHOW. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(Art Maui)(PiP-Art maui)

HC: IT STARTED AS A WAY FOR LOCAL ARTISTS TO DISPLAY THEIR WORK WITHOUT HAVING TO RENT SPACE IN A LAHAINA GALLERY. THIRTY YEARS LATER, ART MAUI HAS BECOME THE SECOND LARGEST SHOW OF ITS KIND IN HAWAI'I. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THIS YEAR'S COLORFUL EVENT.

(take Art Maui pkg) MORE THAN A HUNDRED OF THE MOST TALENTED ARTISTS YOU'LL EVER MEET CAME TOGETHER LAST SATURDAY TO POSE FOR A FEW PICTURES, THEN TO SHARE THEIR PICTURES, AND SCUPTURES AND CARVINGS AND MORE IN ART MAUI 2008.

Carmen Gardner, Board Member, Artist

CG01: "Today is a celebration for the artists and their families and friends to preview the art before we open it to the public tomorrow. And then it runs a month here at the Sxchaefer Gallery."

MANY ARTISTS ARE NOT SHY PEOPLE AND THERE IS A RISK IN CREATING SOMETHING UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL. FOR ART MAUI, IS IT EVERY ARTIST FOR HIM OR HERSELF...OR IS A SPIRIT OF CAMERADERIE?

CG02: "I think cameraderie. On any given day you may create something that someone will like one day and maybe they won't the next. But I believe if you are true to your spirit, that somebody will like what you do."

THERE WERE 566 PIECES OF ART SUBMITTED THIS YEAR AND 125 WERE SELECTED FOR THE SHOW BY JUROR WAYNE LEVIN. SOME PIECES ARE FOR SALE...SOME AREN'T.

Tina Lia, Artist.

"IT GIRLS" IS ONE OF THOSE. THE MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE BY TINA LIA IS A STATEMENT OF WHAT SHE SAYS THE MEDIA PORTRAYS WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A HIT.

TL01: "You can never be too thin or too rich - until your dead. And then we love you even more."

HAS BEEN SUBMITTING PIECES FOR FOUR YEARS. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR SHE'S BEEN ACCEPTED. SHE SAYS THIS IS THE BEST WORK SHE'S DONE SO FAR...AND THAT'S WHY IT'S NOT FOR SALE.

TL02:"No it isn't. Partly because I was thinking that if it was in the show I'd want to keep it."

FEWER MESSAGES COULD BE MORE PERSONAL THAN THE ART OF NANCY MEYER, WHO - THREE YEARS AGO ON THE DAY ART MAUI SUBMISSIONS WERE DUE, GOT THE NEWS FROM HER DOCTOR THAT ALL TOO MANY WOMEN HEAR.

Nancy meyer, Artist, Cancer Curvivor

NM01: "I leaned that day and the next day that infiltrating carcinoma is the kind of breast cancer that 8 out of 10 women who get breast cancer will get. And it doubles in size every 120 days."

THE CENTRAL IMAGE IS NANCY AFTER CHEMOTERAPHY TOOK HER HAIR. THE OTHER IMAGES ARE BASED ON THE EXPERIENCES SHE WENT THROUGH. IT WAS HER WAY OF RAISING AWARENESS IN WOMEN ABOUT EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT. THE QUILT WILL BE DONATED TO THE PACIFIC CANCER FOUNDATION AND WILL HANG IN THEIR NEW BUILDING.

THE CREATIVITY IS UNMISTAKEABLE. AND ART MAUI IS STRICTLY LOCAL - YOU HAVE TO BE A MAUI COUNTY RESIDENT TO ENTER - SO YOU CAN'T HELP BUT BE PROUD TO LIVE AMONG PEOPLE THIS CREATIVE.

WHILE IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SELL A PIECE, OR BECOME FAMOUS, SEVERAL OF THE ARTISTS WE SPOKE TO SAID BEING IN THE SHOW IS A REWARD IN ITSELF - THE HISTORY AND IMAGE OF ART MAUI GIVES A VALIDATION TO THEIR SKILL AND EXPRESSION. IT HAS GROWN FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO BECOME THE SECOND LARGEST JURIED ART SHOW IN THE STATE, BUT HAS AN EXCLUSIVE DISTINCTION.

CG03: "The only exhibition that exists solely on the sale or art work. We have no grants, no staff. Everyone volunteers. And strictly on the proceeds each year, that goes into the presentation of the following year's Art Maui."

AND THE SYSTEM HAS WORKED FOR THREE DECADES. REPORTING FROM KAHULUI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) THE SHOW IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. I'LL HAVE MORE DETAILS A LITTLE LATER IN COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO SAMPLE THE ART ON LINE, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(History Day) (PiP: History Day Display)

J: IT'S A COMPETITION THAT BEGAN BEFORE ANY OF THE CONTESTANTS WERE BORN. AND THE SUBJECT MATTER HAPPENED ENTIRE LIFETIMES AGO. BUT THE 18TH ANNUAL MAUI DISTRICT HISTORY DAY FAIR WAS A CHANCE FOR MAUI COUNTY STUDENTS TO FIND RELEVANCE IN 2008 FROM EVENTS THAT HAPPENED MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.

(vo) STUDENTS FROM SIXTH THROUGH 12TH GRADE FROM ACROSS MAUI CAME TOGETHER AT MAUI HIGH THIS WEEKEND TO HELP DEVELOP "HABITS OF THE MIND."

Kim Schauman, Director - Grants and Special Projects - HI Council for Humanities.

KS01: "The students will do original research. They'll try to find primary documents and read up on secondary sources of their chosen topic. They they'll create a project that will be able to display the results of their research."

STUDENTS HAD THE OPTION OF BUILDING STAND-UP DISPLAYS LIKE THESE, OR THEY COULD DO A LIVE PERFORMANCE, CREATE A VIDEO DOCUMENTARY OR BUILD A WEBSITE TO GET THEIR POINT ACROSS.

ks02: "The judges we have this year are fantastic. We have one judge who graduated from Lahainaluna High school and won the History Day in her junior year. We have teachers, lawyers, businessmen>>"

A&B VICE PRESIDENT GRANT CHUN, IN HIS SECOND YEAR JUDGING EXPLAINS WHAT SETS ONE PRESENTATION APART FROM ANOTHER.

Grant Chun, VP, A&B properties

GC01: "It's important to judge the presentations in the context of the theme for the year. This year's theme is Conflict and Compromise in History. So the task the students had was to more than a historical report on the event, but to interpret that event in the context of the theme.>>"

CHUN ADDS THAT THE EMPHASIS IN THIS PROJECT WAS TO GET STUDENTS INVOLVED IN SEEKING FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS OF HISTORICAL EVENTS WHEN EVER POSSIBLE - SOMETHING AN ORDINARY CLASSROOM SETTING WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO.

GC 02: "So I think it's a challenge for the schools and for the teachers to actually make this stuff relevant to the students. So think that emphasis and the approach this program makes them bring to their research goes a long way toward creating a greater sense of relevancy to what they learn."

(con't VO) AFTER THE NECESSARY CLOSING REMARKS, THE MOOD BECAME LESS OF A HISTORY CLASS EVENT AND MORE LIKE A PEP RALLY AS WINNERS IN EACH CATEGORY WERE ANNOUNCED.

(ON-CAM) STATE WIDE, MORE THAN 2,000 TOOK PART IN THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION. THE MAUI WINNERS WILL TAKE THEIR PROJECTS AND PERSPECTIVE TO O'AHU NEXT MONTH FOR STATE COMPETITION. THE WINNERS FROM HAWAII WILL COMPETE IN NATIONAL HISTORY DAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IN JUNE. AND, IF YOU'RE A STUDENT AND WOULD LIKE TO GET A JUMP ON NEXT YEAR'S PROJECT, THE THEME WILL BE "THE INDIVIDUAL IN HISTORY."

(Air Show) (PiP-Air Show)

(Air Show) (PiP-Air Show)

HC: LAST WEEK WE PROMISED TO TAKE YOU TO THE SKIES OVER CENTRAL MAUI FOR THE ISLAND'S ONLY OFFICIAL AIR SHOW - BUT PRODUCTION DEADLINES PREVENTED US FROM BRINGING YOU THE STORY OF HELICOPTERS, AIRPLANES AND JETS...SOME FLYING WITHIN INCHES OF EACH OTHER AND THE GROUND. MAUI'S ONLY AIR SHOW CAME TO PUUNENE TWO WEEKENDS AGO, AND - AS MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING EXPERIENCED, IT CAME PRETTY CLOSE TO THE CROWD, TOO.

(take rc pkg) I'LL SAY IT RIGHT OFF THE TOP. THIS MAY BE JUST A "GUY" STORY...BUT IT'S HARD TO DENY THAT THESE THINGS ARE COOL. BAD-OH! EXPENSIVE TOYS FOR MEN AND BOYS. A PUICTURESQUE DAY AT THE OLD PUUNENE AIRSTRIP BROUGHT TOGETHER HUNDREDS.

Eric Chase, Pres., Maui RC Modelers

EC01: "This is our fifth annual event. It's gotten better and better every year. More planes, more flying. More community support. It's been great."

AND THAT COMMUNITY IS NOT ONLY ISLANDWIDE-BUT STATEWIDE.

EC02: "We have Paradise Fliers from O'ahu and they're flying come actrual turbine jets. We have Windward Aviation here. We have pilot flying their teaching planes and their WWII vintage models as well."

THE DETAIL ON SOME OF THESE PLANES - AND OTHER CRAFT IS AMAZING. BUT NOT NEARLY AS AMAZING AS WHAT THEY CAN DO. WHILE PETE VORHES, THE PILOT OF MAUI FIRE DEPARTMENT'S AIR ONE GAVE TOURS OF HIS REAL HELICOPTER, AMAZINGING LIFELIKE SMALLER SCALE VERSIONS DEFIED GRAVITY AND WOWED THE CROWDS.

MORE THAN A HUNDRED PLANES, JETS, JETS AND HELICOPTERS MADE AN APPEARANCE...FROM ELECTRIC HOBBY PLANES TO SOPHISTICATED JET-FUEL POWERED HELICOPTERS AND TURBINE JETS. CHASE SAYS HIS MEMBERSHIP IS ABOUT 200 OFFICIAL FLYERS...AND LIKELY MOST OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF MAUI WHO FLEW MODEL PLANES AT SOME TIME IN THEIR LIVES. AS KIDS, MY PLANE COST ABOUT TEN DOLLARS. THEY'RE A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE NOW.

EC03: "You can get something that is controllable for about a hundred bucks. Then as high as you want to go... 25,000 dollars for a twin turbine jet."

THIS F-22 WASN'T QUITE THAT EXPENSIVE...BUT YOU KNOW THERE WAS SOME TEETH GRINDING WHEN IT LANDED LIKE THIS. I KNOW I DUCKED WHEN IT WAS HEADED MY WAY. BUT - UNLIKE THE REAL THING - THAT COSTS ABOUT 60 MILLION DOLLARS, A LITTLE GLUE AND PAINT, AND STRAIGHTENING OUT THE LANDING GEAR, AND SHE'LL BE BACK IN THE SKY IN NOTIME.

MAN HAS ALWAYS HAD A FASCINATION WITH THE SKY - TO SLIP THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH AND DANCE THE SKIES ON LAUGHTER SILVERED WINGS. TODAY'S PILOTS EVEN OFFERED FREE TRAINING TO TOMORROW'S GENERATION OF AVIATORS - AVIATORS OF CRAFT BIG - AND SMALL.

ENJOYING A SPEACTACULAR SATURDAY IN CENTRAL MAUI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

HC: LAST WEEK WE PROMISED TO TAKE YOU TO THE SKIES OVER CENTRAL MAUI FOR THE ISLAND'S ONLY OFFICIAL AIR SHOW - BUT PRODUCTION DEADLINES PREVENTED US FROM BRINGING YOU THE STORY OF HELICOPTERS, AIRPLANES AND JETS...SOME FLYING WITHIN INCHES OF EACH OTHER AND THE GROUND. MAUI'S ONLY AIR SHOW CAME TO PUUNENE TWO WEEKENDS AGO, AND - AS MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING EXPERIENCED, IT CAME PRETTY CLOSE TO THE CROWD, TOO.

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

(Explosives)(PiP - Molokini+Kahoolawe)

J: IT MIGHT HAVE LOOKED LIKE A BIT OF DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN AS OCCASIONAL PLUMES OF SMOKE - FOLLOWED BY THE SOUND OF A DISTANT BOOM RANG ACROSS THE 'ALALAKEIKI CHANNEL THIS WEEK. NO, THEY'RE NOT BOMBING KAHO'OLAWE AGAIN, BUT YET, THEY ARE EXPLODING OLD ORDNANCE AGAIN. A NAVY EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TEAM HAS BEEN ON KAHO'OLAWE THIS WEEK TO DISPOSE OF ABOUT 65 POUNDS OF RECENTLY DISCOVERED ORDNANCE. IN ADDITION, THE KAHOOLAW ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION SAYS THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED ANOTHER 40 PIECES OF WHAT THEY SAY MAY BE OLD MILITARY ORDNANCE. THE K-I-R-C HAS A DEAL WITH THE NAVY THAT, IF OR WHEN THEY COME UPON PREVIOUSLY UNDISCOVERED ORDNANCE, THE NAVY HAS TO SEND A TEAM TO TAKE CARE OF IT.

ALSO, COMING UP ON MONDAY - IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, THOSE THREE OLD WORLD WAR TWO ERA PROJECTILES ON MOLOKINI WILL BE DETONATED. AS OF OUR DEADLINE THIS WEEK, PLANS WERE A "GO," WHICH WILL MEAN THE POPULAR SNORKEL SPOT WILL BE CLOSED TO BOAT TRAFFIC FOR UP TO 10 HOURS. IF THERE'S A CHANGE IN THAT PLAN, WE'LL POST WORD ON THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(Toss to C Block)

HC: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THEY MADE HISTORY LAST WEEK ON THE EDGE OF O'AHU. BUT HOW MUCH HISTORY THE LADY BEARS OF BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL MADE...IS STILL UP IN THE AIR. KALAPANA WILL HAVE DETAILS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN HOLLY WILL BE BACK WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND THERE'S A BIT OF EVERYTHING THIS WEEK...FROM MARGARET CHO TO MOLIERE. SHOW TIMES WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: K: IT WAS THAT CLOSE! NO...EVEN CLOSER. IT WAS THAT CLOSE.

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

THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS MADE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE HISTORY LAST FRIDAY, AND HOW HIGH IN THE HISTORY BOOKS THEY'LL BE LISTED IS STILL UNDER DISPUTE. AFTER AN UNPRECEDENTED, UNBELIEVABLE AND UNBEATEN SEASON, THE BALDWIN WAHINA O KE WA'A WERE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH AT THE HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL STATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION PADDLING FINALS LAST WEEK AT KE'EHI LAGOON - IN THE SHADOW OF THE RUNWAY AT HONOLULU'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

(FF-CG-VO) A BEAUTIFUL MORNING GREETED CREWS FROM ALL FOUR COUNTIES AND AFTER A MORNING PULE - EN MASSE - THE CREW FROM BALDWIN SOUGHT A LITTLE EXTRA HELP FROM ON HIGH. MEANWHILE, THE MEN OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI PROUDLY DISPLAYED THEIR TEAM MOTTO, "AND WAT?" THERE WAS A LOT OF FUN IN THE TINY PARK BUT WHEN IT CAME TIME TO COMPETE...THEY DID! IT WAS A CLEAN START FOR THE LADIES RACE - WITH BALDWIN IN LANE TWO.

(on-cam) WRITTEN ACCOUNTS OF THE RACE PROVE IT WAS A NAIL-BITER AND A SCREAMER. AND IT WAS A PHOTO FINISH.

(FF-vo) AT THE END OF THE HALF-MILE COURSE, BALDWIN COACH ALIKA ATAY EVEN HAD TO CHECK THE POSTED STANDINGS. HE COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT HE SAW SO HE ASKED FOR A VIDEO REPLAY.

(ON-CAM) FRAME BY FRAME, IT BECAME CLEAR THAT THE BUFF AND BLUE OF PUNAHOU HAD CAPTURED THE RACE BY - GET THIS - ONE-40TH OF A CANOE LENGTH. YES, ABOUT A FOOT! THEN COACH ATAY RETURNED TO HIS JUBILANT GIRLS TO CONGRATULATE THEM ON DOING WHAT NO OTHER M-I-L CREW HAD EVER DONE BEFORE: FINISH IN THE TOP TWO AT STATE.

HOWEVER, AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY, IT WAS A DULL SURPRISE WHEN OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THAT BALDWIN HAD COME IN THIRD...EDGED OUT BY KAPA'A BY LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A SECOND.

NOW, WHILE THIRD IS STILL THE BEST ANY M-I-L SCHOOL HAS EVER DONE, COACH ATAY WAS NOT PLEASED. HE LODGED A PROTEST, ASKED TO SEE THE VIDEO AGAIN AND SHOWED WHAT HE SAYS PROVES BALDWIN'S LADIES CAME IN SECOND.

THIS ONE DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE OVER YET. BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR KAHAI SHISHIDO WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT LATE MONDAY, AND SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NATALIE GONZALVES REQUESTED A COPY OF THE TAPE...BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT'S GOING TO GO. STAY TUNED!

IN THE MEANTIME, A GREAT BIG HO'OMAIKAI TO THE LADY BEARS CREW OF JANELL TABON, SHALEI DEFRANCIA, CHLOE EDINGER, LYNDSEY PASCUAL, SHYLA KEKAHUNA AND COURTNEY KAUPALOLO.

(FF-VO-CG) HERE ARE THE FINAL SO-FAR-OFFICIAL FINISH TIME FOR THE VARSITY GIRLS RACE. AS YOU CAN SEE IT WAS A CLOSE ONE! FOR THE BOYS, KALAHEO WON BY A BOAT LENGTH OVER KAPA'A. THE AND WAT MEN OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI FINISHED EIGHTH. FOR THE MIXED CREWS, KONA WAENA JUST EDGED OUT KAMEHAMEHA KAPALAMA AND THE LAHAINALUNA MIXED CREW FINISHED IN SEVENTH POSITION.

(on-cam) MEANWHILE, IN MUCH CALMER SURROUNDINGS THE 33RD ANNUAL MAUI HUIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT BROUGHT TEAMS FROM ACROSS THE STATE.

(vo) UNFORTUNATELY, THE VISITORS WERE A LITTLE HOSTILE TO THE LOCALS AS THE HOST SABERS DROPPED THE SEMI-FINAL GAME TO IOLANI. JORDAN AGCAOILI PUTS HIS BACK INTO THIS ONE...BUT ONLY GETS A PIECE...UNFORTUNATELY, IT WAS IN BOUNDS SO HE'S OUT. WITH TWO OUTS AND TWO ON, MAUI HIGH'S LAST HOPE WAS CATCHER PETER IBANEZ...BUT HE CRACKS A LINE DRIVE RIGHT TO THE SHORTSTOP AND THAT WAS IT FOR THE LOCAL AS IOLANI TAKES IT NINE TO ONE. BUT THEY WERE GOOD SPORTS - EVERY ONE!

IN THE TOURNAMENT FINAL IT WAS A VERY BIG MILILANI TEAMS OVERWHELMING THE HILO VULCANS. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THINGS DID NOT FAVOR THE BIG ISLAND'S SCOTTY WONG ON THE MOUND. MILILANI'S JAY YOSHIZAWA FAKES A BUNT, THEN BLASTS A SINGLE PAST THE SHORTSTOP. A WILD PITCH MOVES EVERYONE UP, THEN THE FLOOD GATES OPENED. DUSTIN ANTOLIN FOR THE TROJANS POWERS ONE PAST THIRD TO SCORE JORDAN QUEJA. THE VERY NEXT PITCH WINGS MILILANI'S TRAVIS JONES AND THE BASES ARE LOADED. THIRD BASE IS THE HOT SPOT, SO THE TROJANS TRY IT AGAIN, THIS TIME THE FORCE IS AT HOME...BUT THE THROW ISN'T AND YOSHIZAWA SCORES.

(on-cam) WE COULD SHOW YOU MORE, BUT - IN THE INTEREST OF MAINTAINING HARMONIOUS RELATIONS WITH OUR GOOD FRIENDS ON THE BIG ISLAND - WE'LL STOP THERE. HILO CHANGED PICTURES WITH NO OUTS, AND MILILANI FINALLY ENDED THE INNING WITH SIX RUNS...GOING ON TO TROUNCE HILO IN THE TOURNAMENT FINAL, 15-3. THE M-I-L BASEBALL SEASON RUNS THROUGH MID-APRIL.

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.


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HC: MARCH MADNESS IN MAUI, MEANS CRAZY, CONTROVERSIAL COMEDY FROM MOLIERE TO MARGARET CHO. ALOHA EVERYONE. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, WITH THE HIGHLIGHTS OF LOCAL FUN AND FLAVORS, FROM LAHAINA TO HAIKU, IN THIS WEEK’S COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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

ART MAUI CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF AMAZING LOCAL TALENT WITH THEIR 2008 SHOW - NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC VIEWING UNTIL APRIL SIXTH. THIS YEAR, FROM 566 WORKS OF ART SUBMITTED, 125 ARE ON DISPLAY IN THE SHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. IT'S FREE AND OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 11 TO 5 AS WELL AS BEFORE CASTLE THEATER SHOWS AND DURING INTERMISSIONS.

THE MISER, A CLASSIC MOLIERE COMEDY SET IN 17TH CENTURY FRANCE, WILL BE BROUGHT TO 21ST CENTURY MAUI BY THE KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS DRAMA CLUB AND DIRECTOR CAMILLE ROMERO. THIS PRODUCTION RUNS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH, 8TH, 14TH, AND 15TH, AT 7:30 PM, AT THE KSM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S NAMAHANA DINING HALL. PERFORMANCES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

AT SEABURY HALL, FELLOW TRAVELERS, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY TODD VAN AMBURGH, EXPLORES OUR FASCINATION WITH CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND OUR LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH PARANOIA. THIS COLD WAR ERA COMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH AND 8TH, AT 7:30 PM, AND ON SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 3 PM. TICKETS ARE 11, 9, AND 5 DOLLARS.

WALK AND ROLL TO HELP THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION RAISE FUNDS, THROUGH ITS 2008 STRIDE AND RIDE CHARITY 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 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. PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL HELP HA’IKU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HA’IKU BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, AND HA’IKU COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION.

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

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE CONSIDERED "BEAUTIFUL?" WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT MARAGARET CHO’S EXPLORATION OF THIS QUESTION WILL BE HILARIOUS, GROUND-BREAKING, AND CONTROVERSIAL. MARGARET CHO BRINGS HER BRAND NEW, ONE-WOMAN SHOW TO THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S CASTLE THEATER, ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 47, 37, AND 27 DOLLARS.

IF YOU’D LIKE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND MORE, YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM, AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. WE’D LIKE TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL YOUR EVENTS HAPPENING HERE IN MAUI COUNTY WITH OUR AUDIENCE IN HAWAII AND AROUND THE WORLD, SO PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION, AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE, 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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J: HE'S BILL NYE "THE SCIENCE GUY," AUTHOR OF "THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF TINY GERMS, THE HOST OF AN EMMY AWARD-WINNING SHOW ON PBS - AND GREEN LECTURER. HE MADE TWO STOPS ON MAUI THIS WEEK. TUESDAY MORNING HE WOWED STUDENTS AT THE WAR MEMORIAL GYM BEFORE SHOWING HIS SERIOUS SIDE BY GIVE A FOCUS GREEN LECTURE TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. THE TALK WAS THE SECOND IN A SERIES ON THE TOPIC - ALL BENEFITTING THE MAUI COASTAL LAND TRUST.

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HC: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW. BEFORE WE GO, WE'D 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.

J: AND YOU CAN HEAR DAILY NEWS UPDATES FROM MAUI TV NEWS WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS ON 11-10 AM, KAOI. AND YOU'LL FIND BREAKING NEWS UPDATES EVER DAY ON THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

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

J: 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.

HC: ALOHA

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