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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for March 26, 2009



(EDITOR'S NOTE: Anchor scripts are provided for transcript reference to stories covered on Maui TV News. Scripts may contain abbreviations, codes and characters that are for internal production purposes only. Maui TV News apologizes for any misspellings.

(headlines - vo)

J: DRIP, DRIP - THE DROUGHT IS OVER. UPCOUNTRY MAUI IS FINALLY RELIEVED OF THAT SEEMINGLY NEVER-ENDING DROUGHT DECLARATION.

JY: MEANWHILE IT WAS TOO MUCH RAIN IN EAST MAUI AS A MUD SLIDE CLOSED HANA HIGHWAY NEAR KEANAE FOR SEVERAL HOURS LAST SATURDAY.

J: BUT THE RAIN STAYED AWAY FROM THE IAO VALLEY ON SATURDAY AS CULTURES AND PERFORMERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE AND AROUND THE WORLD MET TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY.

JY: IN SPORTS, LAHAINALUNA STAGED A LATE COMEBACK IN FRIDAY'S BASEBALL GAME AGAINST MAUI HIGH. WAS IT ENOUGH? KALAPANA'S GOT DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG IS HERE WITH DETAILS ON A VARIETY OF WAYS FOR YOU TO GET PHYSICAL. SHE'S GOT ALL THE DETAILS 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 - MAUI'S ONLY TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWSCAST. I'M JEFF KING.

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. IF IT FEELS LIKE IT'S RAINED A LOT MORE THIS YEAR THAN IT HAS IN A WHILE, YOU'RE RIGHT.

(TURN TO CAM) IN FACT, IT'S FINALLY RAINED ENOUGH THAT THE UPCOUNTRY DROUGHT HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN DECLARED OVER. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take Drought Pkg) RAIN. LOTS OF IT. MORE THAN MAUI HAS SEEN IN WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN AVERAGE WINTER IN YEARS. ENOUGH RAIN THAT THE UPCOUNTRY DROUGHT - DECLARED LAST MAY - HAS BEEN LIFTED. WHILE RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS MAUI ARE STILL WELL BELOW ABVERAGE IN MOST AREAS, THEY ARE AT OR ABOVE AVERAGE AT KEY LOCATIONS: SPECIFICALLY AT WEST WAILUAIKI AND IN KULA.

DITCH FLOW AT WAILOA LAST FRIDAY WAS 122 MGD - OR MILLION GALLONS PER DAY. THAT'S 61 PERCENT CAPACITY. THE PI'IHOLO RESERVOIR WAS ESSENTIALLY FULL AND THE RESERVOIRS AT WAIKAMOI AND KAHAKAPAO WERE FILLING, AND ALMOST FULL, RESPECTIVELY.

WATER DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE FLOW IS SUFFICIENT THAT NO WATER HAS TO BE PUMPED UP FCROM THE KAMOLE WIER TREATMENT FACILITY AT HALI'IMAILE.

AND, WITH THE RECENT RAINS ACROSS THE ISLAND, WATER USE IS ALSO DOWN FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK - AND DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

NO WORD FROM THE WATER DEPARTMENT ON HOW THE LIFTING OF THE DROUGHT STATUS WILL AFFECT THE ISSUANCE OF NEW WATER PERMITS, OR THE STATUS OF EXISTING APPLICATIONS. AND, THE VOLUNTARY 10 PERCENT REDUCTION FORR CUSTOMERS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI REMAINS IN EFFECT.

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

(On-cam Tag) WHILE THE UPCOUNTRY DROUGHT MAY BE OVER, WATER OFFICIALS STILL ENCOURAGE US ALL TO USE WATER WISELY. AND - DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL FREE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY TO HELP YOU CONSERVE WATER AT YOUR HOUSE? FOR DETAILS, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(HANA mudslide) (PiP - WASHED OUT HILLSIDE)

J: ALL THAT RAIN IS WELCOME - PARTICULARLY THE RAIN THAT FALLS IN EAST MAUI AND WINDS ITS WAY TO UPCOUNTRY RESERVOIRS. BUT IT WAS THE SATURATED EARTH ON AN EAST MAUI HILLSIDE THAT GAVE WAY LAST SATURDAY MORNING ALONG A STEEP AND WINDY SECTION OF HANA HIGHWAY

(ff-cg-vo) CIRO MANGIONE SNAPPED THESE DRAMATIC IMAGES FROM A SAFE DISTANCE AFTER A 9-30 MUDSLIDE BROUGHT MUCH OF THE HILLSIDE DOWN ACROSS HANA HIGHWAY ON THE KAHULUI SIDE OF THE BRIDGE AT MILE MARKER 21. THE SPOT IS A WELL-KNOWN STOP BECAUSE OF THE THREE POOLS ABOVE THE BRIDGE AND IT WAS NOTHING LESS THAN A MIRACLE THAT NOBODY WAS DIRECTLY IN THE PATH OF THE MUD AND DEBRIS THAT CAME DOWN THE HILLSIDE.

OF COURSE THE ROAD WAS IMMEDIATELY CLOSED AS POLICE, MAUI COUNTY AND STATE ROAD CREWS ATTACKED THE SLIDE FROM BOTH SIDES. AND, ALSO MIRACULOUSLY, ONCE THE MUD AND ROCKS WERE MOVED, THE ROAD WAS IN RELATIVELY GOOD SHAPE WITH THE STEEL GUARDRAIL GETTING THE BRUNT OF THE DAMAGE.

(ON-CAM) THE ROAD WAS REOPENED TO TRAFFIC SHORTLY BEFORE THREE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. INSPECTORS ARE SURVEYING THE AREA ABOVE AND BELOW THE SLIDE AREA TO DETERMINE IF ANY FURTHER ACTION WILL BE NECESSARY.

(SBA Winners) (PiP - Vaughn Valconcellos)

JY: IT'S BECOMING SOMETHING OF A TREND - BUT, ONCE AGAIN, THE STATE OF HAWAI'I SMALL BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR IS FROM MAUI. VAUGHN VASCONCELLOS, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF AKIMEKA L-L-C, A HIGH TECHNOLOGY COMPANY THAT HAS 160 EMPLOYEES AND GENERATES ANNUAL REVENUES IN THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. AMONG AKIMEKA'S ACHIEVEMENT IS THE MAUI DIGITAL BUS - A ROLLING EDUCATIONAL LABORATORY, AND THE MOBILE CARE HEALTH PROJECT ON THE BIG ISLAND. VASCONCELLOS WAS NAMED THE S-B-A'S ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR IN 2000.

THE MAUI COUNTY SMALL BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR IS MAX TSAI OF T-C- KOKUA. OTHER MAUI WINNERS INCLUDE THE KOMODA FAMILY FOR THEIR LEGENDARY UPCOUNTRY BAKERY; RAIATEA HELM AS YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR, CAROL BALL AS BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR FOR MAUI, AND SARA RUPPENTHAL AS OUR COUNTY’S SMALL BUSINESS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR. AND A SPECIAL STATEWIDE AWARD FOR A BUSINESS THAT STARTED SMALL - BUT GREW TO BE BIG WAS PRESENTED TO MICHAEL MOORE, TIMOTHY MOORE AND ROBERT AGUILAR, OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF OLD LAHAINA LU'AU.

TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IT'S ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE SETTINGS ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO KA'ANAPALI COFFEE FARM'S PLANTATION TO SEE WHAT THEY HOPE THE FUTURE IS BREWING UP UP THERE.

JY: AND IF YOU REMEMBER THE 60S, HOW CAN YOU FORGET "MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA." MARCIA BRADY HERSELF CAME TO MAUI TO TELL STUDENTS ABOUT HER VERY BEST BUDDIES. THAT STORY WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO AN INTERNATIONAL AND CULTURAL GATHERING PLACE ON MAUI WHERE INTERNATIONAL CULTURES WERE CELEBRATED LAST SATURDAY. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(Best Buddies)(PiP - Maureen)

JY: "HERE'S THE STORY OF A LOVELY LADY WHO WAS BRINGING UP THREE VERY LOVELY GIRLS." IF YOU REMEMBER THE 60S, OF COURSE YOU REMEMBER "THE BRADY BUNCH." THEN YOU SHOULD ALSO REMEMBER THAT THEY WERE ALL ABOUT FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FAIRNESS. THIS WEEK MARCIA BRADY, HERSELF, WAS ON MAUI TO TALK ABOUT HER VERY BEST BUDDIES - AND MAUI TV NEWS WAS THERE.

(Take Best Biddies Pkg) THIRD PERIOD AT BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, IT'S A BEST BUDDIES ASSEMBLY WITH A VERY SPECIAL GUEST. MAUREEN MCCORMICK IS LOOKING AWFULLY GOOD CONSIDERING IT'S BEEN 40 YEARS SINCE THE BRADY BUNCH MADE HER A STAR AS MARCIA BRADY. THE BALDWIN DRAMA DEPARTMENT PUT ON A SERIES OF BRADY BUNCH SKITS FOR THE ASSEMBLY - RIGHT IN FRONT OF MARCIA BRADY HERSELF

WHILE THE SKITS WERE CUTE AND VERY CLEVER AND REMINDED HER OF HER DAYS IN HIGH SCHOOL, MAUREEN SAID SHE ALSO FOUND THEM POWERFUL AND MOVING

Maureen McCormick, "Marcia Brady"/Best Buddies Spokesperson

MM07: "When I saw their skits on the Brady Bunch and how they brought intellectual disabilities into their skits, it was awesome. It brought tears to my eyes. It did. It was such an honor."

MAUREEN WAS BROUGHT TO MAUI BY MIKE MCCORMICK - HER BIG BROTHER, AND THE DIRECTOR OF BEST BUDDIES IN HAWAII. MAUREEN IS JUST ONE OF THE GROWING GROUP OF CELEBRITIES INVOLVED WITH THE BEST BUDDIES PROGRAM.

mmo1: "There are many people who aren't famous and are the superstars of Best Buddies. That's you guys and I love you for that (off-cam cheer)."

AND SHE KNOWS A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE BEST BUDDIES MISSION OF ENRICHING LIVES BY PAIRING INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED PEOPLE WITH NON-CHALLENGED. HER BIG BROTHER DENNY IS INTELLECTUALLY CHAZLLENGED. TALKING ABOUT HER OWN REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH DENNY, MAUREENALSO HIT A NOTE EVERY SUDENT IN THE CROWD COULD UNDERSTAND.

MMO2: "It wasn't easy. As you know, kids tease other kids without ever thinking of the hurt feelings they create. I'm not going to ask for a show of hands but I bet almost everyone here knows how painful it is to be teased, made fun of, called a name or just excluded from the group because someone decided you don't fit in."

YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP IN THE ROOM AS MAUREEN RECOUNTED AN EXPERIENCE WITH HER INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED BROTHER WHILE SHE WAS AT THE HEIGHT OF HER BRADY BUNCH CAREER.

MM03: "I remember being at the mall once with Denny when I was about 15 or 16 years old and hearing kids make fun of him. They whispered, 'look at that retard with Marcia.' or some other variation that was equally cruel and insentsitive."

SHE ALSO TOLD OF CHICKEN SKIN MOMENTS - LIKE ONCE IN FRONT OF A HUGE GATHERING WHEN DENNY CAME TO THE STAGE WITH MAUREEN.

MM04: "He stepped forward, opened his arms and said 'I love you all.' That's Denny."

SHE CLOSED REFERRING TO BEATLES MUSIC AND ABOUT HOW MUCH ABOUT LOVE THEY PREACHED, ADDING,

MM05: "...all of us at every age need love. And Best Buddies is the place where you can find that - and much, much more." (+pan crowd applause)

AFTERWARDS THE LINE TO GET MARCIA BRADY'S AUTOGRAPH WAS LONG - AND SHE TOLD US SHE GETS THAT A LOT, AND SHE WANTS TO USE THAT POWER TO HELP SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF BEST BUDDIES.

MM06:"It's just the greatest charity there is in the world. It's the best so I want to see Best Buddies everywhere. I want to see Buddies everywhere - it's wonderful."

AND WITH THIS MUCH BRADY ENTHUSIASM, BEST BUDDIES WILL GO A LONG WAY. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(On-cam tag) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BEST BUDDIES PROGRAM AND HOW IT CAN BENEFIT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL - NOT TO MENTION HIS OR HER LIFE, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Cost of Living)(PiP-Paradise+DollarSign)

J: HERE'S A STARTLING FACT: TWO THIRDS OF HAWAII'S SINGLE PARENTS WITH A PRE-SCHOOL AGE CHILD DON'T EARN ENOUGH TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY. THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE FINDINGS IN A NEW STATE STUDY EXAMINING THE COST OF LIVING AND THE MINIMUM INCOME IT TAKES TO AFFORD A MODEST - BUT INDEPENDENT - LIFESTYLE. THE STUDY CALCULATED THE COST OF RENT, UTILITIES, TAXES, CHILDCARE, HOME-COOKED MEALS AND MODEST TRANSPORTATION. AND THE LEAST SURPRISING FINDING - THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLACE TO LIVE IN HAWAI'I - MAUI.

(FF-CG-VO) THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE IS SEVEN DOLLARS AND 25 CENTS AN HOUR. BUT IN HAWAI'I, A SINGLE PERSON NEEDS TO MAKE MORE THAN TWICE THAT AMOUNT TO ACHIEVE HAWAI'IS POVERTY LEVEL MINIMUM OF 11,750 DOLLARS A YEAR. IN FACT, THE REPORT FIGURED THAT IT TAKES AN INCOME OF A LITTLE OVER 26,000 DOLLARS A YEAR TO LIVE A NO-FRILLS SINGLE PERSON LIFESTYLE. THAT'S THE STATE AVERAGE.

ON MAUI THAT NUMBER IS CONSIDERABLY HIGHER. THE STUDY DETERMINED THAT A SINGLE PERSON NEEDS TO BRING HOME MORE THAN 31,000 DOLLARS A YEAR TO MAINTAIN A MINIMUM SUFFICIENCY LEVEL. THE CHEAPEST PLACE IN THE STATE - IF YOU CAN CALL IT THAT - IS THE BIG ISLAND, WHERE AN ANNUAL INCOME OF JUST LESS THAN 24,000 WILL GET YOU BY.

(on-cam) IN AN ALREADY TOUGH JOB MARKET - WITH MORE AND MORE PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK EVERY DAY, THE STUDY SAYS THAT TO MAKE IT ON MAUI AS A SINGLE PERSON, YOU NEED A FULL TIME JOB THAT PAYS AT LEAST 14 DOLLARS AND 89 CENTS AN HOUR.

(COFFEE)(PiP-Coffee Truck)

JY: WHEN YOU THINK OF COFFEE IN HAWAII - YOU PROBABLY THINK: KONA. WHILE KONA COFFEE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, MAUI GROWN COFFEE IS MAKING A NAME FOR ITSELF - WITH A RECORD HARVEST, AND A VARIETY THAT GROWS NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD. REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take coffee pkg) THE SETTING IS PEACEFUL, THE VIEWS BREATH-TAKING AND THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. 500 ACRES OF COFFEE, PLANTED ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO WHEN THE IDEA FIRST STARTED BREWING THAT SUGAR MIGHT NOT BE KING FOREVER.

MAUI GROWN COFFEE OWNER AND FOUNDER KIMO FALCONER WAS THERE WHEN THE FIRST SEEDLING WENT INTO THE GROUND. AND HE WAS THERE LAST MONTH FOR THE RECORD HARVEST OF MORE THAN A HUNDRED TONS OF COFFEE BEANS. HAWAII IS THE ONLY STATE IN AMERICA THAT GROWS COFFEE AND - CONTRARY TO WHAT SOME MIGHT THINK, NOT ALL COFFEE FROM HAWAII IS KONA COFFEE.

Kimo Falconer, Owner, Maui Grown Coffee/ Maui Grown Coffee Company Store

KF01: "No. Kona is a region on the Big Island. And they're a very famous coffee - very good coffee - very well-known, probably one of the first specialty coffees in the world,. Maui is this origin. But Kona is a an origin just like Columbian is an origin Maui is another origin. We're the only growers of certified Maui origin in the world."

AND MAUI GROWN COFFEE IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD THAT GROWS MOKKA, NOT THE CHOCOLATE-SYRUP FLAVORED DRINK AT THE COFFEE SHOP, BUT A BEAN THAT DATES BACK AROUND A THOUSAND YEARS. IT IS SMALL, DIFFICULTT TO HARVEST AND GROWING IN POPULARTY WORDWIDE.

THIS IS COFFEE'S RENAISSANCE IN WEST MAUI. AFTER THE INITIAL TRY THROUGH THE 90S, KA'ANAPALI LAND MANAGEMENT COULD NOT FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT PROFITABLE.

KF02: "Second go-around for this. The business closed around 2001 and these trees behind me kind of went intoi a state of disrepair. I was associated with the startup of it and I really wanted to see it come back. I felt the business could work on a different level. And it took a lot of work, but we brought it back.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S MAKING IT WORK - BESIDES THE RECORD YIELD AND COFFEE'S NEVER-ENDING WORLDWIDE POPULARITY, IS THAT THE DEAL INCLUDES FIVE-ACRE HOME SITES WITH WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL THE ULTIMATE LOW-MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPING. THAT'S BECAUSE THE NEW PROPERTY OWNERS MUST ALLOW THE LAND TO STAY IN COFFEE AND BE HARVESTED EVERY YEAR. THE IDEA IS TO REMAIN A PROFITABLE BUSINESS - BUT DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO SUSTAIN AGRICULTURE ON MAUI.

Howard Hanzawa, VP, Ka'anapali Land Mgt. Corp.

HH01: "This is one way of doing it, by creating a subdivison within an existing farm. It's a goal that has been talked about for a long time between the state and the County and we believe this a good way of doing it. A lot owner can participate in the sustainability of ag and still own a piece of property that's close to the resort activities of Ka'anapali."

IT'S A SOLID BUSINESS MODEL, YES, BUT FOR FALCONER IT'S ALSO A PASSION TO BE SURE HIS ROOTS STAY AS DEEP AS THEY' VE BEEN FOR GENERATIONS.

KF03: "I'm from Hawaii, I'm from Maui. My family's been here for six generations and you want to see that ag influence remain. And the whole ag background and the rural character. And this is one of the things that we're actually able to do that with, and there's a good chance we're going to be successful at it."

THERE ARE WOODEN VIEWING PLATFORMS ON EACH OF THE FARM'S 51 FIVE-ACRE LOTS THAT GIVE POTENTIAL BUYERS AN OVERVIEW OF THEIR PIECE OF PARADISE. AND WITH THE GUARANTEE THAT ONLY 51 SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES WILL OCCUPY THESE 500 ACRES, COUPLED WITH THE RECORD HARVEST LAST MONTH, THE TIMING, THE LOCATION AND THE FUTURE LOOK PRETTY BRIGHT.

KF04: "The story goes on and on. It's a wonderful island., It's just a wonderful place to live, and to visit. And we've got this wonderful opportunity of growing this great crop and lots of land to do it on, we just hope we can make it continue to grow and grow because a lot of crops are failing in Hawai'i and we're one of the ones that's actually going in the other direction, so it's very positive."

SO, COME TO THE KA'ANAPALI COFFEE ESTATES AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. JUST TURN MAUKA AT THE BRIGHT RED TRUCK. OR STOP BY THE MAUI GROWN COFFEE COMPANY STORY NEXT TO THE SMOKE STACK ON LAHAINALUNA ROAD. THE WORLD IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A GOOD CUP OF COFFEE, AND MAYBE THEY'LL BE LOOKING TO THIS SUNNY WEST MAUI HILLSIDE AS THE PLACE THAT GROWS THE RICHEST KINE.

REPORTING FROM KA'ANAPALI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.


(ON-CAM TAG) YOU CAN TAKE SELF-GUIDED TOURS OF THE COFFEE FARM FOR FREE ANY DAY BUT SUNDAY. THERE ARE MAPS, AND VIEWS THAT GO ON FOREVER. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT KA'ANAPALI COFFEE FARMS AND MAUI GROWN COFFEE, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

TOSS TO C BLOCK

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE LUNAS FACED THE SABERS ON THE MAEHARA BASEBALL DIAMOND LAST WEEK - AND HAD SOME LATE-GAME CATCHING UP TO DO. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS AND DETAILS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: THEN, HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE HERE WITH AN INVIGORATING EDITION OF COMING ATTRACTIONS FEATURING MOVIES, RUNNING, WALKING AND SWIMMING. IT'S ALL UP NEXT WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

(Not finished yet)

(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: I HOPE YOU'RE IN THE MOOD TO GET PHYSICAL - BECAUSE THERE'S PLENTY TO CHALLENGE YOU THIS WEEK.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M HOLLY CHUNG WITH THE RUNDOWN OF RUNNING, WALKING, SWIMMING AND PLENTY MORE FUN THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

TO GET YOUR HEART STARTED FIRST THING SATURDAY MORNING, THERE'S A 5-K AND A 10-K FUN RUN IN PA'IA BENEFITTING WOMEN HELPING WOMEN. THEIR THEME IS "RUN BECAUSE YOU WANT TO - NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO” AND IT'S ALL TO BENEFIT THE FIGHT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON MAUI. ENTRY FEE IS 20 DOLLARS FOR THE 5-K AND 25 DOLLARS FOR THE 10-K. THE RACE STARTS AND ENDS IN FRONT OF THE GREEN BANANA CAFE - WHERE EVERY FINISHER WILL BE REWARDED WITH A REFRESHING SMOOTHIE. THERE ARE PRIZES TOO. FOR DETAILS GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN A SLIGHTLY SLOWER PACE - BUT STILL WANT TO TACKLE A SATURDAY MORNING CHALLENGE FOR A GREAT CAUSE, THE 2009 HEART WALK AND HEALTH FAIR ARE FOR YOU. IT’S ALL HAPPENING NEAR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AT KEOPUOLANI PARK. THE GOAL IS TO RAISE 110-THOUSAND DOLLARS - AND TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE RISKS OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE. THERE'S STILL TIME TO PUT YOUR TEAM TOGETHER. FOR DETAILS, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THEN, AFTER YOUR HARD EFFORTS, REWARD YOURSELF WITH THE SWEET SOUNDS OF NA LEO PILIMEHANA IN CONCERT, SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7-30 IN THE CASTLE THEATRE OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. PRE-SHOW FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 5:30 PM IN THE COURTYARD AT THE MACC.

BEFORE YOU CALL IT A NIGHT, SET YOUR ALARM FOR A SUNDAY MORNING FITNESS CHALLENGE. IT'S THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL VALLEY ISLE MASTERS "SWIM FOR YOUR HEART" OCEAN RACE. THE ONE-MILE COURSE BEGINS AND ENDS AT WAILEA BEACH. THERE WILL BE AWARDS FOR THE TOP THREE FINISHERS IN EACH AGE CATEGORY - AND THERE ARE A LOT OF THEM, FOR EVERY INCREMENT FROM ELEVEN TO SEVENTY-PLUS. DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE FOR 20 DOLLARS AND IT INCLUDES BREAKFAST AND AWARDS. FOR DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

SPEAKING OF "SPLASH," THE MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IS HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL THEATER ARTS SPLASH SPRING BREAK DRAMA CAMP. STUDENTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIX AND NINE WILL LEARN HOW TO CREATE CHARACTERS USING THEIR BODIES, VOICES AND IMAGINATIONS - AND THEY'LL SHARE WHAT THEY'VE LEARNED IN A MINI-PERFORMANCE ON THE LAST DAY OF CAMP. COST FOR THE FIVE-DAY CAMP IS 175 DOLLARS PER STUDENT.

AND - IN KEEPING WITH OUR THEME OF MAKING A "SPLASH," THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER WILL PRESENT A FREE SEA TALK NEXT THURSDAY, APRIL SECOND. RESEARCH BIOLOGIST ROBIN BAIRD WILL TALK STORY ABOUT HAWAII'S FALSE KILLER WHALES - INCLUDING WHY THEY'RE DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER FALSE KILLER WHALES IN THE WORLD. THE LECTURE BEGINS AT 6 AND GATES TO THE OCEAN CENTER WILL OPEN AT 5-30. ADMISSION IS FREE AND RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED.

ALSO NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT, THERE ARE TWO FREE SHOWINGS OF THE FILM "THE U.S. VERSUS JOHN LENNON." THE DOCUMENTARY FOCUSES ON THE LIFE OF THE MUSICIAN AND POET - AND OUTSPOKEN PEACE ADVOCATE. THE FREE SCREENINGS WILL BE HELD AT 6 AND AGAIN AT 8 P.M. NEXT THURSDAY IN ROOM 103 OF THE KA LIMA BUILDING ON THE CAMPUS OF MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE MCC PEACE CLUB.

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT BEGINS THE TWO-WEEK RUN OF THE MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTATION OF "THE GRAPES OF WRATH." THE JOHN STEINBECK CLASSIC ABOUT A FAMILY'S STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION IS CERTAINLY TIMELY AND PROMISES TO BE ENTERTAINING AS WELL. PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE STEPPINGSTONE PLAYHOUSE AT QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER FROM APRIL 3RD THROUGH THE 19TH. TICKETS ARE 16 DOLLARS. FOR DETAILS ON MAPA'S LATEST PRODUCTION - AND EVERYTHING WE' VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

AND, FOR MAUI’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY CALENDAR - BE SURE TO CHECK OUT CALENDAR MAUI-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)

(Cultural Diversity)(PiP - "international" kids)

JY: THE DAY WAS OFFICIALLY TITLED AS "CULTURE AND ARTS DAY." THE IDEA WAS TO REPRESENT AND SHOWCASE THE WIDE VARIETY AND DIVERSITY OF TALENTS AND BACKGROUNDS THAT MAKE UP OUR POPULATION. MAUI TV NEWS WAS THERE.

(Take Culture-ArtsPkg) CG: Bryant Neal, Exec. Dir., Arts and Education for Children Group

BN01: "This is Maui Cultural Diversity Days. And art of our mission is to create and provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the people of Maui - not just for students.///There's three different groups funded by the County: the Mayor's Commission on Culture, Arts Education for Children Group and Sisters City Foundation. So, Cheryl Sterling who is director of Maui Economic Development suggested - since fuinding was being cut - 'why don't you three get together and do one event and funding turned out to be something that could be supportive of the whole idea.///So it was three different groups with three different things to do and came together with three sets of resources and here we are with today."

THIS IS THE VERY FIRST ORGANIZED EVENT AT KEPANIWAI PARK - AND, NEAL SAYS, THEY SPRUCED UP THE HALES AND THE GROUNDS. THE WEATHER - ESPECIALLY FOR IAO VALLEY - WAS PERFECT. NOT TOO MUCH SUN AND - MIRACULOUSLY - NO RAIN. AND GETTING THERE WAS EASY TOO. SHUTTLES FROM WAILUKU RAN EVERY FEW MINUTES - BRINGING AND ESTIMATED ONE THOUSAND ATTENDEES - INCLUDING LOCAL FAMILIES, VISITORS - LOCAL CELEBRITIES AND ENTERTAINERS TO KEPANIWAI PARK. AND WE'RE NOT SURE WHERE THE EMCEES CAME FROM - BUT THEY LOOK VERY FAMILIAR.

ONE GROUP THERE SATURDAY ALMOST DIDN'T MAKE IT. THE KAPOLEI CHORALE FROM O'AHU WAS SCHEDULED FOR THREE MAUI PERFORMANCES LAST WEEKEND - AND THEY WERE SCHEDULED TO GET HERE ON THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY. WHEN SUPERFERRY WAS STOPPED, THEY WERE STUCK - UNTIL A VOICE FROM ON-HIGH, AS IN MOKULELE AIRLINES CEO BILL BOYER - CALLED WITH AN IDEA.

Doris Sadako Dudley, Musical Director, Kapolei Chorale

DD01: "On the way to work he called the house because there was an appeal about our plight and he said I want to check at my office and see how I can help you and someone called from the office and everybody was going to go free and I couldn't believe it. I wanted to double-check on that."

THE KAPOLEI CHORALE WAS A CROWD FAVORITE - AS WERE THE MANY INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS OF THE TAO DANCE THEATER. IT WAS ABOUT AS CULTURALLY DIVERSE AS COULD BE - AND THE CELEBRATION WAS ENJOYED BY ALL. REPORTING FROM IAO VALLEY FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(two shot)

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

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 AT MAUITVNEWSDOT-COM. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

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