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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning March 20, 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: HOW DO YOU SPEND MORE THAN A HALF-BILLION DOLLARS? MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES PROVIDES THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HER PROPOSED BUDGET.

HC: AND WHAT IF YOU PLANNED TO FACE 600 SUPERFERRY OPPONENTS...BUT NO ONE SHOWED UP?

HC: IN SPORTS, AFTER A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP LAST YEAR, THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS FACE A SERIOUS CHALLENGE ON THE SOFTBALL DIAMOND. KALAPANA WILL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON SOME VERY INCREDIBLY FUN AND ENTERTAINING THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

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

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG. JULIE Y WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK. "TIGHT." "FOCUSED" AND "REALISTIC." THOSE ARE SOME OF THE ADJECTIVES MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES USED TO DESCRIBE HER PROPOSED BUDGET.

(Turn to cam) THE MAYOR HAD SAID SHE PREDICTED COUNTY REVENUES TO FLATTEN A LITTLE IN THE NEXT YEAR, AND SHE TURNED OUT A DOCUMENT BASED ON THOSE MODEST PROJECTIONS. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING GOT AS COPY OF THE 2009 BUDGET AND BRINGS US THE STORY.

(Take Budget Pkg) ...AND THE MAYOR HAD AT LEAST ONE MORE WORD TO CHARACTERIZE HER PROPOSED BUDGET.

CT01: "Characterizing it - it was difficult. Like I said we knew we couldn't tap the revolving loan fund so we already knew we had to look for 20-something million dollars for wastewater projects. And we have to pay attention to that because it's on a schedule. And if you don't pay attention to things when you're supposed to, they start to crumble."

Fred Pablo, County Budget Director

FP01: "Our biggest bubble was water - water source development, water storage and water transmission. As you know last year we had drought conditions so it was a priority to ensure we were adequately protected. Especially water source development."

WATER WAS A HUGE PART OF THE MAYOR'S PROPOSED 2009 BUDGET. OTHER WATER ISSUES INCLUDE 7 AND A QUARTER-MILLION DOLLARS TOWARD DEVELOPING NEW WATER SOURCES, AND THREE AND THREE QUARTER MILLIONS DOLLARS TOWARD NEW UPCOUNTRY RESERVOIRS - WITH ANOTHER 11 AND A QUARTER MILLION COMING FROM STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SPENDING PLAN FOR THE FISCAL YEAR THAT BEGINS JULY FIRST INCLUDING ADDING 32 NEW COUNTY JOBS IN A DOZEN COUNTY DEPARTMENTS, AND MORE THAN 10 MILLION DOLLARS TOWARD DEVELOPING AND IMPROVING COUNTY PARKS.

THE BUDGET IS A WHOPPING 561 MILLION DOLLARS - UP TWO PER CENT FROM THE CURRENT BUDGET. IT INCLUDES ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS TOWARD THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MAUI BUS WHICH WILL BE USED, IN PART, TO BEGIN ADDING ACTUAL BUS STOPS ALONG THE ROUTES.

WITH REVENUE PROJECTIONS LEVELLING OFF - AND BUILT IN EXPENSES THAT ARE AUTOMATIC LIKE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND RETIREMENT FUND CONTRIBUTIONS, THE MAYOR ASKED HER DEPARTMENTS TO TIGHTEN UP.

CT02: "We've got to be leaner and meaner than ever. I've asked the departments to put in only for what they absolutely nead - and realize that we do have challenges this particular year."

THE BUDGET IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL. THEY'LL SPEND THE NEXT SEVERAL ADDING THEIR TWO CENTS BEFORE THE FINAL DOCUMENT IS ACCEPTED AND PUT INTO PLACE. BUT BEFORE THAT, THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE IT'S CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) FOR THE TIME, DATE AND LOCATION OF A COMMUNITY BUDGET MEETING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, VISIT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO BREAKING NEWS.


(Superferry EIS) (PiP-Empty hall)

J: SUPPOSE YOU PLANNED FOR HUNDREDS TO LINE UP TO TESTIFY AGAINST THE SUPERFERRY BUT ALMOST NOBODY CAME.

(vo) THAT HAPPENED MONDAY AND NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE. OFFICIALS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HELD TWO SESSIONS AT THE AUDITORIUM AT BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL MONDAY - TWO MEETING TO ALLOW THE EXPECTED THRONGS PLENTY OF TIME, SPACE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE TO BE HEARD. AT THIS - THE EVENING MEETING - THERE WERE TWICE AS MANY PEOPLE THERE TO LISTEN AS THERE WERE TO TALK. SIX PEOPLE HAD SIGNED UP TO TESTIFY BY THE END OF THE FIRST HOUR.

(ON-CAM) ABOUT TWO DOZEN ATTENDED THE EARLIER MEETING MONDAY, DESIGNED TO EXPLAIN ACT 2 TO TH PUBLIC - THE QUICKLY INTRODUCED AND PASSED NEW LAW LAST YEAR THAT ALLOWED A LARGE CAPACITY INTER ISLAND FERRY TO OPERATE WHILE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT WAS COMPLETED. MEANWHILE, ALAKAI SITS HIGH AND DRY - STILL IN DRY DOCK IN HONOLULU UNDERGOING REPAIRS THAT HAWAII SUPERFERRY OFFICIALS SAY WILL TAKE UNTIL LATE APRIL TO COMPLETE.


(Dance)(PiP-DanceAdvocates)

HC: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE "DANCING?" WHILE THE QUESTION SEEMS SIMPLE ENOUGH, APPARENTLY IT'S NOT. IN FACT IT'S COMPLICATED ENOUGH THAT A COUNTY AGENCY AND THE SECOND CIRCUIT COURT HAVE SAID THEY CAN'T DEFINE DANCING EITHER. MEMBERS OF ONE GROUP SAY - THAT'S A PROBLEM. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take dance Pkg) LIKE MOSTGOVERNMENT BODIES, THE MAUI COUNTY LIQUOR COMMISSION HAS A VERY IMPORTANT JOB. NOT ONLY DO THEY GRANT OR DENY LICENSES TO SELL LIQUOR TO AN ESTABLISHMENT, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE TO DECIDE ON RULES DESIGNED TO PROTEST THE PUBLIC SAFETY IN PLACES WHERE ALCOHOL IS SERVED. OF LATE, THEY'VE BEEN VISITED THREE TIMES BY A GROUP KNOWN AS MAUI DANCE ADVOCATES. THEY ORGANIZED IN OCTOBER OF 2006 TO TRY TO GET A RULING FROM THE COMMISSION THAT WOULD DEFINE DANCING. VICE PRESIDENT ANTHONY SIMMONS, SAYS, HIS VERY PRESENCE HAS GOTTEN HIM KICKED OUT OF CLUBS.

Anthony Simmons, VP, Maui Dance Advocates

AS01: "I'm an avid dancer. Every step I take, every move I make is a dance because I have rhythm. And according to the Liquor Commission and their rules, I won't be allowed in any establishment because I'm dancing - and that's outrageous."

GROUP FOUNDER RAMODA ANAND STARTED USING A TECHNIQUE CALLED "FIVE RHYTHMS DANCING," AND BECAME UPSET WHEN HE WAS TOLD THAT WASN'T DANCING.

AS02: "We came down here to the LC and they told him that - since he was sitting down that wasn't dancing and Ramoda got kind of offended, 'What do you mean I'm not dancing I'm sitting down. I'm a dancer.' So that's what started his fire on the whole subject."

ANAND TOLD US WHAT HE'D LIKE TO SEE AS A DEFINITION OF DANCING.

Ramoda Anand, president, Maui Dance Advocates

RA02: "He'd like to see moderate movement - like bobbing your head to the music. And how it's written right now, it's not allowed."

AS COMMISSION MEMBERS DISCUSSED THE GROUP'S PETITION, THEY OFFERED WEBSTER'S DEFINITION AS THE FINAL AUTHORITY.

LC03: "The definition they're pointing to in the dictionary are so broad that pretty much any movement by anyone can be considered dancing and the problem with that is that it gives unbridled discretion to the liquor inspectors and that will subject the county to lawsuit and to individual people to hjave their first amendment rights foreclosed."

WAILUKU ATTORNEY LANCE COLLINS REPRESENTS THE GROUP. THIS WAS THEIR THIRD APPEARANCE - HIS FIRST. IT MIGHT BE THEIR LAST SINCE THE COMMISSION MOVED TO NOT ACCEPT FUTURE APPLICATIONS FROM THE GROUP.

Lance Collins, Attorney for Maui Dance Advocates and Ramoda Anand

LC01: "Well, an agency that makes a rule then says they don't feel like defining it - I don't know what's final about that."

OVER-BROAD AND VAGUE IS A TERM COLLINS USED OFTEN IN HIS APPEAL TO THE COMMISSION. what the dance advovcates are seeking is guidelines on what kind of body movements warrant being asked to leave an establishment that serves alcohol.

LC02: "The rule is meant for safety and everyone can agree with that. But I don't think you need to use a nuclear warhead to kill a deer."

AFTER PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND MORE DISCUSSION - THE COMMISSION TURNED DOWN THE PETITION OF MAUI DANCE ADVOCATES - A VOTE THAT, UNDERSTANDABLY DISAPPOINTED THEM.

RA01: "very . but he's more disappointed in how they acted."

commissioner blackie gadarian says the request is too abstratct and just isn't something that panel has the authority - or even the ability to do - so why keep trying.

Arsene “Blackie” Gadarian , Liquor Commissioner

BG01: "I would call this entire exercise an exercise in futility - but everybody has the right to be 'futile'."

RA03: "He would like to see what his options are and then definitely pursue it."

THEIR ATTORNEY SAYS IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, THIS WILL WIND UP BACK IN COURT. A MOVE - IF YOU WILL - THEY HAD HOPED WOULDN'T BE NECESSARY. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.


(ON-CAM TAG) WHILE MAUI DANCE ADVOCATES DOES NOT HAVE THEIR OWN WEB SITE, YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM BY ENTERING "MAUI DANCE ADVOCATES" IN YOUR FAVORITE SEARCH ENGINE.


(Toss to B Block)

J: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE MAUI COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS A NEW CHIEF AS THEY PROMOTE A SEASONED CAPTAIN FROM WITHIN TO TAKE OVER THE TOP JOB.

HC: MAUI'S TWO TOP SPELLERS WERE ON O'AHU THIS WEEKEND. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THEY DID AT THE THE STATE SPELLING BEE WHEN WE COME BACK. PLUS, WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A BIG SENDOFF FOR SOME ROBOT MASTERS.

J: AND, IT'S BEEN 30 YEARS SINCE THE INAUGURAL VOYAGE OF HOKULE'A. A MAUI JOURNALIST GOT TO RE-TRACE ANCIENT ROUTES TO DELIVER A GIFT. THAT STORY WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


B BLOCK

(Fire Chief))(PiP-Chief Murray)

J: HE'S AN 18-YEAR VETERAN OF THE MAUI COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT, HAS SERVED IN 12 OF THE DEPARTMENT'S 14 DISTRICTS AND HE LEADS THE URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM. NOW, CAPTAIN JEFF MURRAY WILL BE KNOWN AS CHIEF JEFF MURRAY.

(FF-VO-CG) THE COUNTY'S FIRE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION ANNOUNCED MURRAY'S APPOINTMENT ON MONDAY. AMONG HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MURRAY WAS AMONG THE EXPERT SQUAD THAT HELPED IN THE RESCUE AND RECOVER EFFORTS WHEN THE KALOKO DAM BURST ON KAUAI IN 2006.

(on-cam) MURRAY WILL SUCCEED CARL KAUPALOLO, WHO RETIRED IN DECEMBER. ASSISTANT CHIEF NEAL BAL HAS BEEN INTERIM CHIEF. CHIEF MURRAY JOINED THE DEPARTMENT IN 1989 ON LANA'I. BEFORE THAT, HE SERVED IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE FOR SIX YEARS AS A MEMBER OF THE CRASH AND STRUCTURAL CREWS. THE 42-YEAR OLD MURRAY WILL OFFICIALLY TAKE CHARGE OF THE 300-PLUS-MEMBER DEPARTMENT AT THE COMMISSION'S NEXT MEETING ON APRIL SECOND.


(Hokule'a)(PiP: Kubota)

HC: THERE'S ANOTHER MAN WHO HAS ALSO SEEN HIS DREAM COME TRUE. REPORTER AND AUTHOR - AND NOW - SAILOR, GARY KUBOTA SAILED ON THE HOKULE'A LAST YEAR AND CAPTURED HIS MEMORIES IN A BOOK RELEASED ON THIS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE DOUBLE-HULLED CANOE. JEFF KING HAS THE DETAILS.

(take Hokulea pkg) LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON-AS GENTLE BREEZES REFRESHED THE FOLKS IN THE COURTYARD BEHIND GALLERY HA IN WAILUKU, WRITER AND SURFER- TURNED CORRESPONDENT AND SAILOR- GARY KUBOTA AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF HIS NEW BOOK, "THE HONOR MAU: THE VOYAGE OF THE HOKULE' THROUGH MICRONESIA."

Gary Kubota - Writer/Hokule'a Crewmember in 2007

GB03: "I went as a correspondent for the Honolulu Star Bulletin - My job was to transmit stories and pictures via satellite. Whether I was on the Hokule'a or on an atoll. And because the Hokule'a has limited capacity, I was a member of the crew and so I did undergo some tests and some training."

HIS STORY IS FASCINATING - AND WAS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN A VERY HAWAIIAN WAY. AS A CROWD JAMMED INTO THE TINY GALLERY, THE LIGHTS WENT OUT DUE TO A POWER FAILURE IN WAILUKU. NO MODERN TOOLS NEEDED, THE DRAMATIC READING IN BOTH ENGLISH AND HAWAIIAN, ACCOMPANIED BY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, RECALLED A TALE OF A SIX WEEK ADVENTURE AT SEA.

GB01: "I wrote the book to help people understand what it was like voyaging. That it's more than facts and weather. At time wwe navigated when there weren't even any stars because it was cloudy. We knew the way the wind was blowing and the direction of the swells - coming from the northeast and moving to the southwest."

KUBOTA'S BOOK ALSO CONTAINS MORE THAN 50 PICTURES OF THE JOURNEY - AND THE MISSION SO WELL ACCOMPLISHED - TO DELIVER A GIFT OF GRATITUDE TO MAU PIAILUG - THE FOUNDING NAVIGATOR. THAT GIFT WAS A SISTER SAILING CANOE, THE ALINGANO MAISU.

KUBOTA SAID HE WAS IN AWE OF THE EXPERIENCE, BOTH CULTURALLY AND EXPERIENTIALLY. AND IT'S NOT LIKE HE WAS A SEASONSED SAILER. IN FACT, HE'D NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

GB02: "No, basically I'm a surfer. I'm just looking for waves. And it was very nice of the crew to be patient with me and teach me about voyaging. I'm still learning, actually."

KUPUNA ED LINDSEY WAS ONE OF THE READERS. WE ASKED HIM IF A BOOK AND DRAMATIC READING LIKE THIS IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING AWARENESS OF ANCIENT VOYAGING SKILLS, OR TO TELL AN AMAZING STORY OF AN INCREDIBLE TRIP.

EL01: "It's both. It's to raise the awareness and to have people understand the importance of polynesian voyaging - and all pacific islanders voyaging. Without any instruments - only the natural instruments that God had given us.

KUBOTA SAID HE HAD TREMENDOUS FAITH IN HIS FELLOW CREW AND POINTED OUT THAT - IN 30 YEARS OF TRIPS BETWEEN HAWAII AND FAR AWAY POLYNESIAN PORTS, HOKULEA HAS SAILED THE EQUIVALENT OF TWICE AROUND THE WORLD. IT WAS THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME, BUT WOULD HE DO IT AGAIN.

GB04: "Definitely. I'd do it again. I love the feeling of being out in the open ocean. The breezes and feeling nothing but the expanse of the canoe under you."

EL01B: "It should bring home to roost to all Polynesian people that they were great and still are great navigators."

THE LIVING LEGACY OF POLYNESIAN VOYAGING IS IMMORTALIZED AGAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY. A TRIBUTE TO THE TIMLESSNESS OF PURE NAVIGATION. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) YOU CAN READ EXCERPTS FROM KUBOTA'S BOOK AND SEE SOME OF THE STUNNING IMAGES BY FOLLOWING THE LINK FROM OUR WEB SITE AT MAUI TV NEWS.

(Power/Sewer) (PiP: Still fan)

J: THE CROWD OF 50 BODIES VERY QUICKLY WARMED UP THE TINY SPACE KNOWN AS GALLERY HA IN WAILUKU. CEILING FANS WERE STILL FOR THE 3 O'CLOCK DRAMATIC READING BECAUSE OF A POWER FAILURE IN CENTRAL MAUI. JUST AFTER 2 O'CLOCK ON SATURDAY HIGH WINDS CAUSED TWO POWER LINES TO CROSS EACH OTHER AND BURN ALONG WAIKO ROAD. MAUI ELECTRIC SAYS ABOUT SIX THOUSAND CUSTOMERS WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR UP TO TWO HOURS.

ONE OF THE MESSIER SIDE EFFECTS OF THE POWER OUTAGE WAS A SEWAGE SPILL. WHEN THE POWER WENT OUT, A WASTEWATER PUMP STATION IN THE HAWAIIAN HOMES AREA WENT DOWN AND THE EMERGENCY PUMP FAILED TO START. ABOUT 500 GALLONS OF RAW WASTEWATER BUBBLED UP FROM A MANHOLE AND FLOWED INTO THE PAUKOKALO RESIDENTIAL AREA AND INTO A STORM, DRAIN. THE MAUI COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SAYS THE WASTEWATER REACHED A STREAM BUT DID NOT ENTER THE OCEAN. THEY ADD THAT DISINFECTANT WAS USED TO SANITIZE FLOWING WATER AND ALL TAINTED STANDING WATER WAS REMOVED. THEY ALSO NOTIFIED THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ABOUT THE SITUATION.


(Spelling Bee)(PiP-Gabriel Salazar)

HC: THE 2008 HAWAII STATE SPELLING CHAMPION WAS CROWN OVER THE WEEKEND AND IT WAS ALMOST ONE OF MAUI'S OWN.

(vo) MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SIXTH GRADER GABRIEL SALAZAR,. SEEN HERE AFTER WINNING THE MAUI DISTRICT SPELLING BEE LAST MONTH, MADE IT TO THE LAST ROUND OF SUNDAY'S STATEWIDE CONTEST BUT FAILED TO CORRECTLY SPELL "ADRENALINE."

(on-cam) SALAZAR TOOK SECOND PLACE OVER IN A SPELL-OFF BY CORRECTLY SPELLING "SPLENETIC." THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR'S CONTEST IS A SEVENTH GRADER FROM THE BIG ISLAND. TALMAGE NAKAMOTO WILL REPRESENT HAWAII AT THE STATE SPELLING BEE IN WASHINGTON D.C. NEXT MONTH.


(robots) (PiP: robots/students)

J: IT'S BEEN A GOOD WEEK FOR ROBOTICS STUDENTS FROM HAWAII. AND YES, THAT'S ROBOTICS STUDENTS...NOT ROBOTIC STUDENTS. TEAMS FROM MAUI HIGH SCHOOL AND BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL GOT Q ROARING SENDOFF TUESDAY WHEN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DUKE AIONA CAME TO MAUI FOR A RALLY. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME TEAMS FROM MAUI WILL COMPETE IN THE FIRST COMPETITION.

EACH OF THE COMPETITORS GOTR THE CHANCE TO MEET THE STATE'S SECOND-HIGHEST RANKING EXECUTIVE, AND HE GOT THE CHANCE TO GIVE THEM SOME ENCOURAGIG WORDS AS PIONEERS IN A NEW FRONTIER. AFTER POINTING OUT THE INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY THIS COMPETITION COULD BE AT OPENING UP A WORLD OF EDUCATION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, THE LIEUTENANT GOVENOR REMINISCED ABOUT HOW FAR TECHNOLOGY HAS COME SINCE HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr. Lt. Gov., State of Hawai'i

DA01: "In my day they didn't even have computers or cell phones or any of those things. We didn't have microwave ovens. In fact we got all our TV sghows a week late we didn't even see them live."

A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO, MAINLAND U.S. TEAMS WERE THE ONLY ONES ENJOYING THESE TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES. NOW ONLY IS THE FIRST FIRST COMPETITION THIS FAR ACROSS THE PACIFIC...IT COULD HAVE GONE EVEN FARTHER ACROSS THE PACIFIC.

da02: "Believe me we've had a lot of interest from China, Taiwan, Korea. We oput the word out and a lot of them wanted to get involved. But there just wasn't time. (edit) So, we really are poud of the fact that we put this thing together in a year - a little over a year to bring it to Hawaii."

ONCE CONSIDERED PERHAPS KINDA' NERDY, THE TECHNOLOGY HAS EXPLODED INTO IT'S OWN VERSION OF MARCH MADNESS FOR THIS VARSITY SPORT OF MIND. THAT'S WHAT INNOVATOR AND INVENTOR DEAN KAMAN CALLS IT. TEAMS ARE PROVIDED BASIC IDENTICAL KITS. AND IT'S THE INGENUITY AND CREATIVITY THAT SETS EACH ROBOT APART FROM THE OTHERS - A TASK WELL SUITED TO 21ST CENTURY THINKING.

DA03: "It's really just a sign of the times. Just think about it. It's not that simple to use a cell phone, or to jump on a laptop. But for these kids it is - it's like reading a book. It's really easy for them But this is a little more challenging. You got the pressure of time. You've got the pressure of building a better robot than the basics are."

THAT'S WHAT TEAMS FROM MAUI AND BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOLS WILL DO NEXT WEEKEND WHEN THEY COMPETE AGAINST 35 OTHERE TEAMS FROM HAWAII, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, NEW JERSEY AND WEST VIRGINIA AT THE STAN SHERRIFF CENTER IN HONOLULU NEXT WEEKEND.

(on-cam tag) "FIRST" STANDS FOR "for inspiration and recognition of science and technology," AND IS A RAPIDLY GROWING PROGRAM ACROSS THE U.S. SPONSORED IN PART BY NASA. THIS PAST WEEKEND, HIGH TEAMS FROM WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOLL AND SACRED HEARTS ACADEMY WON AWARDS IN REGIONAL CONTESTS IN CALIFORNIA AND WISCONSIN AND WILL MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL FIRST ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATLANTA NEXT MONTH.

(Toss to C Block)

HC: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, WHILE SOME MAJOR STARS LEFT THE BALDWIN SOFTBALL TEAM LAST YEAR, THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING. KALAPANA WILL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN HOLLY WILL BE BACK WITH DETAILS ON ONE OF THE WEST SIDE'S VERY FAVORITE ANNUAL EVENTS, PLUS MUCH MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: WHEN YOU WIN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND PUT THREE PLAYERS ON THE FIRST TEAM OF ALL-STRARS, FOLKS COME GUNNIN FOR YOU!

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

THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS ARE WITHOUT NICOLE ALCONCEL, SANOE KEKAHUNA AND JUNE ANN LUSK THIS YEAR. ALL HAVE GRADUATED. BUT THEY STILL HAVE COACH OF THE YEAR IN RUDY SOUZA AND DOES HE KNOW HOW TO PUT TOGETHER A TEAM!

(vo) ACTION FOR YOU NOW ON A BLUSTERY PRE-SPRING DAY FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN WAILUKU AS BALDWIN HOSTS AN EXCELLENT KING KEKAULIKE TEAM. BOTH OF THEM STARTED THE DAY UNDEFEATED AND SOMETHING HAD TO GIVE. IT DID. NA ALII'S RAENELL PACARRO BLASTS A DOUBLE THAT SCORES SHANELLE GOMES ALL THE WAY FROM FIRST BASE. NA ALII'S LADIES WERE AWESOME ON DEFENSE TOO AS KELSEY NOBRIGA IS RIGHT THERE TO MAKE THE OUT. BUT REMEMBER, THEY'RE PLAYING BALDWIN. AND WHILE KING K'S SHAENIS HAPAKUKA-LONO PUTS ALL SHE HAS INTO THIS PITCH, BALDWIN'S JESSICA ARRUZIA PUTS ALL SHE HAS BEHIND IT...AND MAKES IT ALL THE AROUND FOR A TRIPLE. THIS STUFF IS EXCITING!

BIG NUMBER 33 MYKEL LOVE SHOWS SHE HAS PLENTY OF POWER, TOO AS SHE SIZZLES ONE PAST SHORTSTOP. BUT WATCH THE HEADS UP PLAY OF BALDWIN THIRD BASEMAN LEAH HASHIMOTO AS SHE CHARGES THIS BEAUTIFUL BUNT AND FORCES LOVE OUT AT SECOND. AND THIS PLAY HAPPENS SO FAST OUR CAMERAS COULDN'T KEEP UP WHEN NA ALII HAPAKUKA-LONO BLASTS A LINE DRIVE RIGHT BACK TO THE PITCHER, TRICIA NOBRIGA. WOW! NOBRIGA WAS A BIT TOO EAGER ON THIS SHORT HOPPER AND FOUND HERSELF IN A PICKLE - LITERALLY...WHEN SHE WAS TAGGED OUT.

CLOSE GAME UNTIL THE TOP OF THE SIXTH WHEN OUR CAMERAS MOVED, AND SO DID NA ALII. FIRST RAENELL PACARRO POPS A SOLID SINGLE. NEXT UP, LEAH HASHIMOTO'S BUNT IS PICTURE PERFECT AND EVERYBODY IS SAFE. A DEEP GROUND BY KING K'S LOVE LOADS THE BASES, THEN KATIE POLONGKA'S SINGLES SCORES A NA ALII RUN. THINGS GET SERIOUS FOR THE LADY BEARS WHEN NA ALII'S HAPAKUKA-LONO'S SINGLE SCORES TWO MORE RUNS. BALL FOUR FROM BALDWIN'S NOBRIGA SCORES ANOTHER AND SUDDENLY IT'S 5 TO TWO, KING KEKAULIKE. SUMIKO INABA GETS INTO THE ACT WITH A SINGLE THAT SCORES CORINA KAINIMITSU - WHILE BALDWIN FINALLY ESCAPES THE INNING. BUT WHEN THEE LADY BEARS SHOUT "RALLY," IT'S EITHER A CHEER OR A WARNING!

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH NOW AND THERE ARE SO MANY BEARS ON BASES THAT JANESSA REAHI HAS TO SLIDE back INTO FIRST BASE. A SHORT HOP TO LEFT FIELD BY BEAR KAITLIN WATANABE SCORES TWO, THEN JESSICA ARRUZIA SEND THIS TO SHALLOW RIGHT-CENTER TO SCORE ANOTHER BEAR RUN. BASES LOADED AGAIN AND SHAWNA AH YEN'S HIT SCORES TWO MORE BALDWIN RUNS. TIME FOR A CHAT!

IF YOU DIDN'T THINK SHAENIS HAPAKUKA-LONO WAS FOCUSED BEFORE... SHE SURE WAS NOW! BUT THE HITS JUST KEPT ON COMING AND, AFTER SCORING 10 RUNS IN THE SIXTH - 12 TO SIX IS HOW THIS ONE ENDED.

(ON-CAM) WHEW! AND THE SEASON IS JUST STARTING! BALDWIN WENT ON TO BEAT THE LADIES OF NA ALII AGAIN SATURDAY BY A SCORE OF EIGHT TO TWO

(ff-vo-cg) HERE ARE THE MIL SOFT STANDINGS SO FAR. IN DIVISION ONE, THE LADY LUNAS AND THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS ARE UNMATCHED AT FOUR AND OH, MAUI HIGH IS IN THIRD PLACE, WHILE KING K AND KAMEHAMEHA MAUI ROUND OUT THE STANDINGS. IN DIVISION TWO, MOLOKAI IS PLAYING 500-BALL WHILE BOTH HANA AND LANA'I HAVE YET TO NOTCH A WIN.

(FF-VO-CG) FOR THE BOYS, HERE ARE THE M-I-L BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF WEDNESDAY. BALDWIN AND MAUI HIGH REMAIN UNDEFEATED ATOP DIVISION ONE WITH THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA IN THIRD POSITION. KING K AND LAHAINALUNA ROUND OUT THE STANDINGS. IN DIVISION TWO THE TROJANS ARE ON FIRE AT THE TOP. THE FARMERS HAVE YET TO HIT THE FIELD AND KA'AHUMANU HOU AND SEABURY HALL ARE WINLESS SO FAR.

(ON-CAM)

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! THIS WEEK, MAUI HONORS THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE GENERATIONS OF OUR MULTI CULTURAL ISLAND OHANA. FROM NAHENAHE STYLINGS, TO ALTERNATIVE ROCK, I’M HOLLY CHUNG, WITH THIS WEEK’S COMING ATTRACTIONS, ON MAUI TV NEWS.

OVER 5,000 KEIKI FROM OUR ISLAND OHANA, DON’T KNOW WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL IS COMING FROM. YOU CAN HELP THE CHILDREN BY PARTNERING WITH MAUI FOOD BANK FOR THEIR SPRING FOOD AND FUND DRIVE, FROM TODAY, THRU APRIL 30TH.

THE 16TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL, AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA, HONORS THE THEME OF “KA MANA LEO”, OR POWER OF THE VOICE, ON FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST THRU THE 23RD. THIS UNIQUE, HANDS-ON FESTIVAL, FEATURES SOME OF THE ISLANDS’ MOST RENOWNED CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS, SHARING THEIR WISDOM AND TALENTS, IN EVENTS THAT ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

LANE NISHIKAWA’S, ONLY THE BRAVE, EXAMINES THE STRUGGLES OF WAR AND PREJUDICE, AS IT FOLLOWS THE HAUNTING JOURNEYS OF THE FORGOTTEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II – THE ALL-VOLUNTEER, JAPANESE-AMERICAN 100TH AND 442ND REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAMS. PROCEEDS FROM SCREENINGS, HELD ON FRIDAY, MARCH 21ST, AT 2 AND 6:30 PM, AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER, WILL HONOR AND BENEFIT, MAUI 442ND VETERANS. TICKETS ARE 10 DOLLARS, AND ARE FREE FOR VETERANS.

SOOTHE YOUR SOUL, WITH THE NAHENAHE SOUNDS OF INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, MULTI-AWARD WINNING, MASTER MUSICIANS, KEOLA BEAMER AND R. CARLOS NAKAI. FROM THE GOLDEN PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, THIS COLLABORATION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, ON FRIDAY, MARCH 21ST, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 35 AND 30 DOLLARS.

DON’T JUST “WISH YOU WERE HERE”. MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING, ALTERNATIVE ROCK SUPER GROUP, INCUBUS, ENDS THEIR TOUR AT THE MACC’S A & B AMPHITHEATER, ON SATURDAY, MARCH 22ND, STARTING AT 6 PM. TICKETS ARE 45 DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, AND 55 DOLLARS, AT THE DOOR.

PRINCE JONAH KUHIO KALANIANA’OLE WAS A HAWAIIAN LEADER THAT, AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY, IMMERSED HIMSELF IN AMERICAN POLITICS, BUT WAS STILL AN ADVOCATE OF HIS PEOPLE. THIS FIRST HAWAIIAN DELEGATE TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, WILL BE HONORED IN A PROCESSION IN LAHAINA, ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26TH, STARTING AT 9:30 AM, AT THE CORNER OF PAPALAUA AND FRONT STREETS.

SONNY LIM GREW UP PLAYING KI HO’ALU IN THE KOHALA REGION OF THE BIG ISLAND, WHERE THE STYLE ORIGINATED. A MEMBER OF HAWAI’I’S FAMOUS MUSICAL LIM FAMILY, SONNY WILL SHARE HIS NAHENAHE SOUNDS AT THE MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR CONCERT SERIES, ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26TH, AT 7:30 PM, AT THE NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT. TICKETS ARE 45 DOLLARS.

CHICAGO – ON MAUI. IT’S NOT CHICAGO, THE MUSICAL, BUT THE ORIGINAL MUSICAL CHICAGO. THE 70S SUPERGROUP WILL PLAY ONE SHOW AT 7 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH AT THE A AND B AMPHITHEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? 25 OR 6 TO 4, BEGINNINGS, SATURDAY IN THE PARK, COLOR MY WORLD…ALL OF YOUR CHICAGO FAVORITES ARE ON THE SONG LIST. RESERVED SEAT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO MACC DONORS ONLY UNTIL TOMORROW. THEN, THEY’LL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR 66, 56 AND 46 DOLLARS.

IF YOU’D LIKE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS, AND MORE, FOLLOW THE LINK, TO OUR WEBSITE, AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT EVERY EVENT GOING ON IN MAUI, SO PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME, AT COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT. STAY TUNED, FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.


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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. PLUS, IF YOU MISS THOSE AFTERNOON UPDATES ON THE RADIO, YOU CAN CATCH THEM ANY TIME BY CLICKING THE LINKS FROM OUR HOME PAGE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST LOOK FOR THE RADIO ON OUR WEBSITE.

HC: YOU'LL ALSO FIND BREAKING NEWS UPDATES EVER DAY ON THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. 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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