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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning April 10, 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.

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J: SUPERFERRY TO THE RESCUE? THE ALAKAI RETURNED TO SERVICE AS SUPERFERRY OFFICIALS HOPED TO PICK UP THE SLACK LEFT BY THE FINAL DEPARTURE OF ALOHA AIRLINES. DID IT WORK?

JY: PICKING UP THE SLACK - AND THE PASSENGERS STRANDED BY THE SHUTDOWN OF TWO AIRLINES LAST WEEK - UNITED HELPED MAKE THE SKIES A LITTLE FRIENDLIER THIS WEEK.

J: AND IT MAY BE THE FRIENDLIEST, BUT IT HAS BEEN VOTED THE VERY BEST PLACE TO WORK IN HAWAI'I. M-E-O GETS SOME WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION.

JY: IN SPORTS, IT WAS THE FARMERS VERSUS THE SPARTANS ON THE VOLLEYBALL COURT. JUST ONE OF MORE THAN A DOZEN M-I-L MATCHUPS THIS WEEK. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A BARGE, THE TAJ MAHAL IS COMING TO MAUI. HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON THAT AND MORE INCREDIBLE SHOWS COMING SOON IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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Open (TWO SHOT)

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

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. WITH THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS STILL STRANDED ACROSS THE STATE AFTER LAST WEEK'S SHUTDOWN OF TWO AIRLINES, ONE TRANSPORTATION OPTION STARTED UP AGAIN.

(Turn to cam) THE LOSS OF ALOHA AND ATA AIRLINES WITHIN A DAY OF EACH OTHER COULD HAVE BEEN A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR THE ALAKAI. BUT DID IT TURN OPUT THAT WAY?. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take Superferry Pkg) A TYPICAL TROPICAL SPECTACULAR MONDAY MORNING IN KAHULUI HARBOR. JUST BEYOND THE PRIDE OF AMERICA WAS THE COAST GUARD CUTTER - WITH ALL HANDS ON DECK. IT HAD JUST ARRIVED WITH THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY ON IT'S FIRST RETURN TRIP TO MAUI AFTER SIX WEEKS IN DRY DOCK. THE RIDE WAS REPORTEDLY VERY ROUGH, AND THE LOAD APPEARED TO BE VERY LIGHT.

Brad Parsons, Superferry Opponent

BP01: "I counted less than 15 cars getting off. And 40 people. It also looked like another five or so may have stayed on ard, so that's consistent with the numbers of about three people per car."

MAUI TOMORROW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IRENE BOWIE WAS THE ONLY OTHER PERSON WE SAW THAT WAS THERE TO DO ANYTHING BESIDES JUST BE AT THE BEACH. AND SHE WAS CURIOUS TO SEE IF ANY PROTESTERS MIGHT SHOW UP.

Irene Bowie, Executive Director, maui Tomorrow

IB01: "KGMB news called me yesterday and asked if there was an organized protest and I said 'no,' there was nothing planned for the return of Superferry to service. There may be a few people in the water on their own. That's why I was surprised to see the Coast Guard Cutter behind it at the two mile marker.////"

BOWIE SAID SHE EVEN SAW A WHALE BREACH NEAR THE TWO SHIPS AS THEYAPPROACHED THE HARBOR.

IB02: "In the six weeks that this ferry has not been here - I walk my dog through Keopuolani park every day - every morning - and I consistently see mothers and calves just outside the harbor entrance and it's been super nice knowing that the Superferry wasn't coming through."

SUPERFERRY WENT INTO DRYDOCK IN HONOLULU FOR UNSPECIFIED RUDDER REPAIRS. IT WAS NOT DUE TO RETURN UNTIL AFTER APRIL 22ND. SUPERFERRY CEO JOHN GARIBALDI SAID THE EARLY RETURN WAS NOT BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF ALOHA AND ATA AIRLINES...BUT JUST A COINCIDENCE, ADDING,

FF-CG "We remain committed to offering Hawai'i residents an affordable inter-island transportation alternative."

THAT STATEMENT REFERS TO THEIR 39-DOLLAR PASSENGER FARES THROUGH JUNE. ADDITIONALLY, THE FORMER FUEL SURCHARGES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. PARSONS' OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THIS DAY'S RESPONSE.

BP02: "And then getting on I only saw 12 cars and one motorcycle."

IB03: "I think, unfortunately with Superferry being out of service for six weeks people have become a little complacent here on Maui. I've talked to people who thought it probably wouldn't come back.///"

(three blasts) AT 11 A.M., 15 MINUTES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE - AS ALAKAI BACKED INTO THE CHANNEL, THERE WAS ONE GUY IN THE WATER - BUT HE APPEARED MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN CATCHING WAVES THAN IN MAKING THEM. AS THE CURTAIN CLOSED ON THE RE-SUMPTION OF SERVICE FROM MAUI TO HONOLULU - ALAKAI WAS JOINED BY THE COAST GUARD CUTTER HEADING BACK TO SEA, INTO LIGHT WINDS, A MODERATE SWELL...AND AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE. REPORTING FROM KAHULUI HARBOR FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) TO KEEP UP WITH THE ONGOING TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S SHOW.


(Aloha/ATA/United) (PiP-Aloha Logo)

J: RELIEF FOR SOME OF THOSE STRANDED PASSENGERS CAME FROM THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY THIS WEEK. SOMEBODY MUST KNOW SOMEBODY BECAUSE THEY GOT A DEAL DONE VERY QUICKLY.

(vo) UNITED AIRLINES ADDED A FLIGHT FROM SAN FRANSCISCO, THROUGH MAUI, TO HONOLULU AND BACK TO THE CITY BY THE BAY YESTERDAY. THE ENTIRE TRIP FROM MAUI WAS NINE HOURS - BUT IT PUT MAINLAND VISITORS MUCH CLOSER TO HOME THEN ALOHA AND ATA AIRLINES LEFT THEM.

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(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU FIND YOURSELF AMONG THOSE STILL STRANDED IN THE ALOHA STATE, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES FOR UPDATED FLIGHT AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS ARRANGED BY THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

(MEO) (PiP-MEO)

JY: APRIL IS COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH IN MAUI COUNTY. AND IF YOU'RE LIKE MOST PEOPLE, WHEN YOU THINK OF COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, YOU THINK OF MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. BUT MEO IS MUCH MORE THAN BUSES AND HEAD START...THEY'RE ALSO THE BEST PLACE TO WORK IN HAWAII. JEFF KING HAS THE DETAILS.

(Take MEO Pkg) AT 99 MAHALANI STREET BEHIND THE CAMERON CENTER IN WAILUKU, SITS MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIE'S HEADQUARTERS. ASK ANYONE THERE AND THEY'LL TELL YOU, IT'C THE BEST PLACE TO WORK ON MAUI. WEEL IT IS. AND NOW IT'S OFFICIAL.

AT LEAST ACCORDING TO HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE. MEO WAS NAMED THE STAT'E TOP NON-PROFIT TO WORK FOR, THE STATE'S BEST LARGE COMPANY TO WORK FOR AND MAUI COUNTY'S FAVORITE WORKPLACE.

LAST FRIDAY IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, COUNCILMWEMBER GLADYS BAISA GOT TO REFLECT ON HER 37 YEARS WITH THE ORGANIZATION - INCLUDING 21 AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. SHE TOOK GREAT DELIGHT IN ADDING LEI TO CURRENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SANDY BAZ.

COUNCILMEMBER BAISA POINTED OUT THAT WITHOUR MEO, 20,000 PEOPLE A DAY WOULD BE WITHOUT SERVICES - FROM TRANSPORTATION, TO PRE-SCHOOL TO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE - INCLUDING MEALS - TO MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION - INCLUDING DIALYSIS PATIENTS FROM HANA WHO HAVE TO COME IN TO KAHULUI THREE TIMES A WEEK FOR TREATMENT.

COUNCIL CHAIR RIKI HOKAMA IS CHAIRMAN OF THE MEO BOARD AND IS PROUD OF THEIR UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO THE COUNTY. MEO HAS BEEN THERE SINCE 1965. ONE RECENT MAJOR EXAMPLE OF HOW AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY CAME TO DEPEND ON MEO WAS AFTER A TUESDAY IN 2001.

SB01: "After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon, the planes stopped flying. And that had a quite a ripple effect in Maui County. people didn't rooms or activites. And it had a lot of major effects - mostly affecting the tourism industry."

MEO WORKED WITH THE MAYOR AND COUNTY COUNCIL - AS WELL AS 29 OTHER NON-PROFIT AGENCIES TO HELP THOSE OUT OF A JOB - OR TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTILS PLANES FLEW AGAIN. TEMPORARY WORK TRAINING, FOOD AND RENT VOUCHERS - AND OTHER EXAMPLES OF MEO'S WAY - WHICH IS A HAND UP AND NOT A HAND OUT. WITH THE CLOSURE OF MOLOKAI RANCH AND THE LOSS OF JOBS FROM THE LOSS OF ALOHA AND ATA AIRLINES, BAZ OULLED OUT THE 9/11 PLAN AND IMMEDIATELY BEGAN WORKING WITH THE COUNTY.

SB02: "So I gave them everything we had. We even had an ad ready for the Maui News that tells people what to do. And we're helping them to develop another program."

THE STAFF OF 300 IS FRIENDLY - AND YOU CAN TELL THEY LOVE WHAT THEY DO. MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF THEM TOOK PART IN THE SURVEY THAT RANKED MEO THE BEST WORKPLACE IN THE STATE.

Bernie Nakamura, Fiscal Clerk, MEO

BN01: "We all voted honestly, and it's just a wonderful place to work. We all love it. I have a disability and they backed me up 100 percent. They're just wonderful."

Delia Wilson, Loan Fund Manager, MEO Biz. Dev. Corp.

DW01: "I have not found a better place to work. The staff there - the directors - there are awesome."

Carmelei Leano, Program Specialist for Senior - with MEO more than 14 years

CL01: "I love working here. When you see the people that you've helped. You just have a good feeling."

Carole Vida, Children/Women's Program Specialist

CV01: "Well it's not just a work experience, it's a personal experience. We've have family members out in the community that need assistance. It's good to know you can make a difference in people's lives - as well as our own."

ON MEO'S WALL OF FAME, THE SIGNATURES OF STATE OFFICIALS PRAISING THEIR GOOD WORK ARE ALSMOST AS CROWDED AS SOME OF THE WORK SPACES.

DEBBIE CABEBE IS HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR FOR MEO. BEFORE SHE JOINED THE ORGANIZATION EIGHT YEARS AGO, SHE ADMITS A LITTLE CONTEMPT PRIOR TO INVESTIGATION. SHE THOUGHT POEPLE ON WELFARE HAD NO ONE TO BLAME BUT THEMSELVES.

Debbie Cabebe, Homan Rescouces Dir.

DC01: "And I realized over these eight years that many really good people just have unfortunate circumstances happen to them. So I don't see this as a hand out. And I realize that if it were'nt here many of them wouldn't have anyplace else to go."

SHE MANAGES THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HELPING PEOPLE. WITH A STAFF OF 300, HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS?

DC02: "By the happiness of the staff. If they're happy, I'm happy. It's a good day."

AND DESPITE THE CHALLENGES SEEMINGLY EVER-PRESENT IN MAUI COUNTY, MEO MAKES FOR A LOT OF GOOD DAYS. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE MANY, MANY WAYS MEO HELPS THE COMMUNITIES OF MAUI COUNTY, VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S SHOW.

(Molokai Folo)(PiP-MolokaiRanchLogo)

J: LAST SATURDAY WAS THE OFFICIAL LAST DAY OF BUSINESS FOR BUSINESSES OPERATED BY MOLOKA'I RANCH.

(vo) THE MAUNA LOA THEATER, MOLOKAI LODGE AND KAUPOA BEACH VILLAGE , THE KALUAKOI GOLF COURSE AND MOLOKAI'S RANCH AND CATTLE INDUSTRIES - ALONG WITH IT'S 60 THOUSAND ACRES ARE OFFICIALLY OFF LIMITS THIS WEEK.

(ON-CAM) AND NOW THE FRIENDLY ISLE HAS BECOME THE BUSY ISLE. THE GOVERNOR’S MOLOKAI COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL LISTENED TO MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ON EFFORTS TO HELP THE MORE THAN 100 EMPLOYEES LEFT WITHOUT WORK FOLLOWING THE SHUTDOWN. THE FIRST OF SEVERAL PUBLIC MEETINGS WAS HELD TUESDAY AT KULANA OIWI IN KAUNAKAKAI.

MEANWHILE, ACCORDING TO PUBLISHED REPORTS IN THE MAUI NEWS, MOLOKAI PROPERTIES IS NOT ABANDONING IT’S CONTROVERSIAL PLANS TO DEVELOP LAAU POINT. FURTHER, A TOP RANKING UNION OFFICIAL TOLD THE MAUI NEWS THAT - UNLESS A MAJOR CASH OFFER COMES IN, MOLOKA'I PROPERTIES, IT’S RANCH LANDS, HOTELS AND OTHER HOLDINGS ARE NOT FOR SALE.

(Toss to B Block)

JY: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, 2008 STARTED OUT WITH NORMAL RAINFALL - BUT MARCH WAS THE DRIEST MONTH IN YEARS. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THAT AFFECTS WATER USE WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND NOW THAT IT'S APRIL - THAT MEANS THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL. WE'LL SHOW YOU SOME OF THE GRACEFUL MOVES OF MAUI'S HALAU WHEN WE COME BACK.

JY: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO WAILUKU FOR SOMETHING THAT - IF YOU MISSED IT THIS MONTH - YOU WON'T WANT TO NEXT MONTH. "FIRST FRIDAY" WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


B BLOCK

(Rainfall/WaterUse)(PiP-RAIN/WATER Use)

J: DESPITE MORE THAN A FOOT OF RAIN AT PU'U KUKUI IN THE KAHALAWAI WATERSHED, MARCH WAS EXTREMELY DRY. AND THE 13 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL THERE WAS ONLY A THIRD OF THE NORMAL MARCH AVERAGE OF NEARLY 40 INCHES. OTHER PARCHED LOCATIONS INCLUDE ZERO RAINFALL IN WAILUKU, WAIKAPU, KIHEI AND ON KAHO'OLAWE. JUST A SPRINKLE OR TWO FELL IN KAHULUI. IN FACT, THE CLOSEST THING TO NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS AT OHEO GULCH, WHERE A LITTLE OVER EIGHT INCHES OF RAIN AMOUNTED TO JUST OVER HALF OF WHAT AN AVERAGE MARCH WOULD BRING. STATEWIDE, LAST MONTH RAINFALL WAS ONLY 54 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

THE RESULT: WORRY LINES ARE INCREASING AT BOTH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND AT THE MAUI COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY.

(FF-CG-VO) DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUED THE ALREADY STEADILY RISING AMOUNT OF WATER USED ACROSS MAUI COUNTY. EXCEPT FOR HANA, WATER USAGE WAS UP SLIGHTLY ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTY. THE MAGIC NUMBER FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI IS 25.

(ON-CAM) TWENTY-FIVE MILLION GALLONS A DAY IS WHAT THE WATER DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY CAN HANDLE DISTRIBUTING TO THAT AREA. ANY MORE THAN THAT, THEN THE STILL-VOLUNTARY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS GET A LOT CLOSER TO BECOMING MANDATORY ONES. LAST WEEK THE REGION USED MORE THAN 25 MILLION GALLONS A DAY.

(MERRIE MONARCH) (PiP: Hula Dancers)

JY: "THE HEARTBEAT OF THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE." THAT'S WHAT KING DAVID KALAKAUA CALLED HULA. THIS PAST WEEKEND, THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF KALAKAUA, AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS "THE MERRIE MONARCH," BROUGHT OUT THE VERY BEST IN ANCIENT, MODERN AND INDIVIDUAL DANCE EXPRESSIONS.

(vo) THE FESTIVAL, IN IT'S 45TH YEAR, DREW SELL-OUT CROWDS TO HILO LAST WEEKEND - ALONG WITH TWENTY-NINE HALAU, INCLUDING THREE FROM MAUI. UPCOUNTRY MAUI'S HALAU NA LEI KAUMAKA 'O UKA, THAT TIED FOR THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP LAST YEAR, FAILED TO PLACE IN THE FINALS. BUT STILL THEY DISPLAYED ART AND GRACE AS DID MAUI'S OTHER ENTRIES. HALAU O KA HANU LEHUA, DESPITE LOSING TWO MEMBERS TO ILLNESS AND A BROKEN PAHU DRUM, COMPETED IN THE KANE DIVISION AND HALAU HULA O KEOLA-ALI'IOKEKAI FROM WAIEHU MADE THEIR FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE AT WHAT MANY CALL "THE OLYMPICS OF HULA."

(on-cam) THE COMPETITION WAS SWEPT BY HALAU FROM O'AHU, INCLUDING HULA HALAU'O KAMUELA WHO WON KAHIKO, AUANA AND THE OVERALL TITLE . THE KANE DIVISION WAS WON BY HALAU NO MAMO 'O PU'UANAHULU. MISS ALOHA HULA FOR 2008, KALIMAKUHILANI AKEMI KALAMANAMANA SUGANUMA, IS THE GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF MARY KAWENA PUKUI, A NOTED COMPOSER AND CO-AUTHOR OF THE DEFINITIVE HAWAIIAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY.

(FIRST FRIDAY)(PiP-CuteHulaKids)

J: THERE WAS ALSO HULA HERE ON MAUI FRIDAY NIGHT - AND LOTS MORE, TOO, AT FIRST FRIDAY IN WAILUKU.

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THE MONTHLY EVENT FEATURES MUSIC COMING FROM ALL DIRECTIONS - BOTH OUTDOORS AND INDOORS, AND IN FRONT, TOO AS SHOPS, GALLERIES AND BUSINESS OF ALL KINDS OFFER SPECIALS AND SPECIAL HOURS ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH. THE EVENING IS BILLED AS RUNNING FROM 5 TO 7:30 P.M. - BUT JUDGING BY THE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT AT 8:30, NOBODY SEEMED TO WANT TO LEAVE.

THERE'S AN ARTISTS WALK, PLENTY TO EAT...AND GREAT ENTERTAINMENT FOLLOWED BY EVEN MORE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT. AND IT'S ALL FREE.

(on-cam) SINCE THE MONTHLY FESTIVAL BEGAN LAST OCTOBER IT HAS GROWN IN BOTH CROWD SIZE AND IN THINGS TO DO. THE EVENT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT SPONSORED IN PART BY THE WAILUKU COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, THE TRI-ISLE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AND THE COUNTY OF MAUI'S PRODUCT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM. THEIR MISSION - WHICH THEY SEEM TO BE ACCOMPLISHING ON A MONTHLY BASIS, IS TO SHARE THE CREATIVITY, ENTERTAINMENT AND CULINARY DELIGHTS OF MAUI'S HISTORIC WAILUKU TOWN.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, OR JUST WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FIRST FRIDAY, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM TO THIS WEEK'S SHOW. AND, A LITTLE LATER ON THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL BRING YOU MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF FIRST FRIDAY IN WAILUKU.

(Toss to C Block)

JY: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, IT'S THE BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR IN THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE. KALAPANA IS UP NEXT TO BRING YOU HIGHLIGHTS OF AS MUCH AS HE CAN IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN, FROM TAJ MAHAL TO SIAM...IT'S AN ENTERTAINING LESSON IN GEOGRAPHY WHEN HOLLY CHUNG RUNS DOWN THE WIDE VARIETY OF CHOICES IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K; IF YOU'RE THE PARENT OF AN M-I-L ATHLETE AND DRIVING YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER TO PRACTICE AND TO GAMES - OR PAYING FOR THEIR GAS, I SURE HOPE YOU GET GOOD MILEAGE!

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

LET'S SEE IF I'VE GOT 'EM ALL (COUNTS FINGERS) GOLF,, TENNIS, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, WATER POLO, BOYS VOLLEYBALL, JUDO AND - OH YEAH - TRACK AND FIELD TOO.

SO, IN THE INTEREST OF SAVING YOU A LITTLE TRAVEL TIME - AND GAS - WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A COUPLE OF M-I-L VENUES FOR ACTION THIS WEEK. FIRST UPCOUNTRY FOR A DIVISION TWO VOLLEYBALL MATCHUP BETWEEN THE MOLOKAI FARMERS AND THE SPARTANS OF SEABURY HALL.

(VO) A GOOD SERVE AND STRONG DEFENSE FOR THE FARMERS STARTED THIS MATCH ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND IT LOOKED GOOD FOR THE FARMERS WHEN SPARTAN BODDHI KARZEN GETS CALLED FOR THE LIFT. BUT THEY GIVE IT BACK ON DEFENSE WHEN MOLOKAI'S NAPOLEAN GRABS THE NET ON HIS WAY UP TO BLOCK.BUT THEN SEABURY GIVES IT RIGHT BACK TO THE FARMERS WHEN ERIC SNOW PUTS HIS JUMP SERVE INTO THE NET.

BUT A LITTLE LATER IN THE FIRST GAME SEABURY BEGINS TO PUT THINGS TOGETHER. BODDHI KARZEN'S JUMP SERVE IS TOO MUCH FOR THE FARMERS ON THIS ONE. ON HIS NEXT JUIMPER THE PASS IS GREAT BUT THE MOLOKAI SETTER SETS IT TO...UH.....KARZEN SERVES IT UP AND MOLOKAI PASSES IT RIGHT BACK OVER...BUT AN OVEREXHUBERANT JOSH CHAPPLE HITS IT OUT TO GIVE MOLOKAI THE POINT.

MOLOKAI'S SERVE BUT SPARTANS PUT ON A CLINIC IN HOW DO TO A PERFECT BACKSET AND KARZEN SPIKE IT FOR THE KILL.

THERE WERE A COUPLE OF RALLIES IN THIS MATCH WHERE CHAOS RULED AND NOBODY SEEMED TO KNOW WHERE TO GO - EXCEPT FOR SEABURY HALL'S JOSH CHAPPLE WHO PUTS IT DOWN FOR THE POINT. GOOD FARMER FORM ON THIS PLAY AS TORRES SETS NAPOLEAN WHO SKIES TO HIT OVER THE SPARTAN BLOCK.

ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE CHAOTIC MOMENTS - THIS TIME BROUGHT TO AN END WHEN ERIC SNOW POUNDS IT DOWN FOR SEABURY HALL. AND NOT JUST ONCE - BUT TWICE WHEN HE GETS TWO SHOTS AT IT ON THIS POINT.

SEABURY HALL WENT ON TO WIN IT IN STRAIGHT GAMES, 25-22, 25-10 AND 25-21.

(ON-CAM) THE SPARTANS REMAIN ON TOP OF DIVISION TWO AT 3 AND 0, WHILE MOLOKAI DROPS TO AND AND TWO.

SWITCHING HATS TO BASEBALL, CONGRATS TO THE MAUI ALL STARS OF THE AJA LEAGUE. THIS WEEKEND STATE FINALS AT MAEHARA STADIUM SAW THE MAUI ALL-STARS WIN A THRILLER OVER O'AHU BY A FINAL SCORE OF 9 TO 8. IT TOOK 13 INNINGS TO PUT AN END TO THE 15-YEAR STREAK O'AHU HAD GOING INTO THE PLAYOFFS. THIS IS MAUI'S FIRST AJA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1988. OMEDETOU GOZAIMASU, MAUI!

AND SPEAKING OF MAUI, THE MAUI HIGH SABERS - AT LEAST OF YESTERDAY - WERE STILL UNBEATEN MIL TEAM LEFT ON THE DIAMOND. THEIR WIN OVER KING KEKAULIKE SATURDAY KEEPS THEM ATOP THE MIL DIVISION ONE STANDINGS AT 7 AND O.

(FF-CG-VO) BALDWIN IS HOT ON THEIR HEELS AT 7 AND ONE AND KAMEHAMEHA MAUI IS STILL PLAYING ABOVE 500. THE LUNAS AND NA ALII ROUND OUT THE STANDINGS. IN DIVISION TWO THE FARMERS ARE ON TOP AT FOUR AND TWO WITH THE TROJANS HOT ON THEIR HEELS AT THREE AND TWO. SEABURY HALL AND KAAHUMANU HOU COMPLETE THE D-TWO STANDINGS.

(VO) A REMINDER THAT THE MIL'S NEXT MAJOR TRACK MEET IS COMING UP ON APRIL 18 AND 19 AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM WHEN SAINT ANTHONY'S HOSTS THE ANNUAL BLUE AND GOLD MEET. MIL'S PRACTICE MEETS LAST FRIDAY AND TOMORROW SERVE AS A WARM-UP FOR THE NEXT BIG MEET.

(ON-CAM) AND, BEFORE WE GO, WE WANTED TO DROP IN CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAUI CHEER BABES - PRECIOUS YOUNG LADIES AGES 8 THROUGH ELEVEN COMPETED IN THE NATIONAL CHEER FINALS IN LAS VEGAS AND WON! THEY DEFEATED THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, DESERT CHEER EXTREME - THE HOMETOWN FAVORITES IN LAS VEGAS. THEY ALSO BESTED 14 OTHER TEAMS TO WIN THEIR DIVISION.

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: SPRING BREAK MIGHT BE OVER, BUT IN THIS WEEK’S COMING ATTRACTIONS, YOU CAN STILL TAKE A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD, ENJOYING SCENERY FROM THAILAND TO TAJ MAHAL. ALOHA EVERYONE! I’M HOLLY CHUNG, WITH THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ARTS AND CULTURAL SCENE IN MAUI COUNTY, ON MAUI TV NEWS.

THE VIBRANT SOUND OF TAJ MAHAL IS A FUSION OF BLUES, FOLK, ROCK, JAZZ, REGGAE, CARIBBEAN, AFRICAN, INDIAN, AND HAWAIIAN MUSIC. TAJ AND HIS HULA BLUES BAND, PLAN TO SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE, AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S CASTLE THEATER, ON THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 50, 45, AND 40 DOLLARS.

THE MUSICAL THEATER CLASSIC AND UNIQUE LOVE STORY, THE KING AND I, CONTINUES ITS RUN FROM APRIL 11TH THRU THE 27TH, ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, AT 7:30 PM, AND ON SUNDAYS, AT 5 PM, AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER. TICKETS ARE 20, 18, AND 15 DOLLARS.

ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH, FROM 9 AM TO 4 PM, CELEBRATE MAUI CULTURE AND ARTS DAY AT THE MAUI MALL IN KAHULUI. THE ENTIRE FAMILY CAN ENJOY LIVE CULTURAL ENTERTAINMENT, ONO FOODS, CULTURAL ARTS AND CRAFTS, AND A DISPLAY OF MAUI COUNTY SISTER CITIES 2008 YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE.

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY SPONSORS MOLOKA’I EARTH DAY, TO EDUCATE BOTH KAMA’AINA AND MALIHINI ABOUT THE PART THEY CAN PLAY IN PRESERVING OUR NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES. ENJOY ONO FOOD, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, PRIZES, AND EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS, AT THE MITCHELL PAUOLE CENTER IN KAUNAKAKAI, ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH, FROM 5 TO 9 PM.

JOIN THE BROWN OHANA: GENERATIONS, FEATURING WAIEHU’S OWN KEVIN, SHELDON, AND IKAIKA BROWN, FOR A LOCAL STYLE BACKYARD JAM, TAKING PLACE IN THE MACC’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. THESE TALENTED VOCALISTS AND
KI HO’ALU MUSICIANS WILL PERFORM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 30 DOLLARS.

THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBIT, AT THE MACC’S SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, CELEBRATING THE ARTIST IN US, FEATURES TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL MIXED MEDIA WORKS, COMBINING FOUND OBJECTS, RECYCLED MATERIALS, AND WRITTEN WORDS. VIEW THE IMAGINATIVE WORK OF MAUI’S TALENTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARTISTS FROM APRIL 13TH THRU THE 27TH, FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS, BRINGS THE WISE AND HAUNTING HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON TALE, THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, TO THE KEIKI OF MAUI, THRU THE MONTH OF APRIL. SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN BRINGING THIS SHOW DIRECTLY TO THEIR FACILITY, MAY CONTACT DIRECTOR MARK COLLMER AT 244-8760. THE COST IS FOUR DOLLARS PER STUDENT.

IF YOU’D LIKE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND MORE, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE, AT MAUITVNEWS.COM, AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THE EVENTS THAT ARE GOING ON HERE IN MAUI COUNTY, SO PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION, TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUITVNEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.


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JY: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW. TO WRAP IT UP - AS PROMISED EARLIER - MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM LAST WEEK'S FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION FROM OLD WAILUKU TOWN.

J: BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE'D LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR PLAYBACK OF THIS PROGRAM ANY TIME FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS. YOU'LL ALSO FIND DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AND LINKS TO IMPORTANT STORIES AND NEWSMAKERS.

JY: AND THERE'S LOTS MORE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, TOO, SO PLEASE, CHECK US OUT AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

J: ALOHA

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