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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for April 16, 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: IT SEEMED LIKE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF HANA TURNED OUT - AND THEN SOME - TO CELEBRATE A HISTORY-MAKING EVENT AS DIALYSIS COMES HOME TO HANA.

JY: AND THERE WERE MORE DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AT ANOTHER BLESSING THIS WEEK AS THE NEW WHALE SANCTUARY EDUCATION CENTER FINALLY OPENED.

J: AND TAX DAY 2009 IS NOW BEHIND US - BUT FOR A GROUP OF MAUI PROTESTERS, THE WORK IS JUST BEGINNING.

JY: IN SPORTS, THE SABERS WRAPPED UP THE M-I-L BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A BIG WIN ON FRIDAY. KALAPANA'S GOT DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG IS HERE WITH WAYS TO SPRUCE UP THE PLANET, YOUR WARDROBE AND YOUR HEALTH. SHE'S GOT IT ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING.

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. IT'S THE FIRST OF IT'S KIND IN THE ENTIRE NATION - AND IT'S ONLY IN HANA.

(Turn to cam) HALE POMAIKA'I WAS BLESSED AND OPEN SATURDAY - BUT IT'S BEEN A VERY LONG JOURNEY TO BRING SOME PRECIOUS LOCAL FOLKS HOME. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take DIALYSIS Pkg) ANUENUE - OR RAINBOWS - CAN BE FOUND IN HANA OFTEN. BUT LAST SATURDAY, IF THERE EVER WAS A POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW EVENT - THIS HAD TO BE IT. THIS COULD BE THE FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE YEAR - AND THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE ARE PRETTY HAPPY.

Lehua Cosma, Relentless Force

LC01: "Really happy. I'm excited. I'm just feeling really blessed right now today because that's what Hale Pomaika'i - the blessings that took us six years ago to where we are today. And I'm so blessed because my mom got to see dialysis come home to Hana in her lifetime."

CECELIA PARK, KNOWN TO EVERYBODY AROUND HANA AS AUNTIE CECE HAS A BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE - COMPLETE WITH A PHOTO MURAL OF THE GENERATIONS OF HER HANA OHANA. IT'S QUIET, BUT DOES SHE ENJOY THE PEACE AND QUIET?

Cece Park, Dialysis Patient

CP01: "No. I miss everybody. I had a lot of friends there, they were just like my family because we all was going through the same thing. So we all was so close. So when I left there they were so sad, but I said, 'you can come Hana, visit me."

YEAH. TRY DOING WHAT CECE AND HER HUSBAND, ANDREW, HAVE BEEN DOING FOR YEARS. FIVE YEARS AND FOUR MONTHS TO BE EXACT - THREE TIMES A WEEK, BACK AND FORTH FROM HANA TO WAILUKU - PLUS THE TIME FOR TREATMENT. IF YOU'RE DOING THE MATH, THAT'S ABOUT 828 TRIPS, MORE THAN 86, 000 MILES AND SOME 40,000 SPENT ON GAS ALONE. WE ASKED AUNTIE WHAT SHE INTENDS TO DO WITH THE FREE TIME SHE NOW HAS.

CP02: "I go to the beach with my husband, spend more time with my grandchildren and my children."

BUT, IN ALMOST EVERY FEEL-GOOD STORY, THERE'S A SAD PART. SHEILA AGNITCH READ THE LIST OF HANA DIALYSIS PATIENTS WHGO DID NOT LIVE TO SEE THIS DAY - FOLLOWED BY A PULE IN HAWAIIAN.

THIS STORY HAS VERY MANY PARTS - AND FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE TO RECOGNIZE FOR MAKING THIS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND-IN-THE-NATION FACILITY COME TO LIFE. TO SEE OUR EXTENDED COVERAGE, GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND LOOK FOR THE HANA DIALYSIS LINK UNDER EXTENDED COVERAGE. REPORTING FROM HANA FOR MAUITVNEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(On-cam tag) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GROUND-BREAKING EFFORTS OF HUI LAULIMA O MAUI, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(WHALE SANCTUARY EDU CENTER BLESSED)(PiP-INOUYE)

J: IT TOOK MORE THAN FIVE YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION AFTER YEARS OF PLANNING AND RED TAPE, BUT THE NEW EDUCATION CENTER AT THE HAWAIIAN ISLAND HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY IS FINALLY OPEN.

(VO) AFTER A ROUSING AND INSPIRING OPENING MUSICAL NUMBER MONDAY, THE PARADE OF DIGNITARIES WAS IMPRESSIVE - AND FITTING FOR AN OCCASSION THAT SPANNED LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, NATIONAL AND - REALLY - GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE.

THE UNTYING OF THE MAILE LEI WILL USHER IN A NEW WORLD OF OPOPORTUNITIES TO EDUCATE THE MILLIONS WHO COME TO MAUI TO VISIT - OR LIVE - ABOUT THE PRECIOUS RESOURCES THAT CALL OUR NEARSHORE WATERS HOME - MOST NOTABLY - THE GENTLE AND MIGHT KOHOLA - THE HUMPBACK WHALE.

IN THEIR REMARKS, EACH DISTINGUISED GUEST PRAISED THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT MADE THIS ALL POSSIBLE. THERE WAS LOTS OF THANKS AND PRAISE TO GO AROUND - THEN MORE INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC, THE BLESSING AND THE BIRTH OF THE NEW BABY - AS REVEREND ALIKA CALLED IT. THRONGS STREAMED INTO THE NEW 46-HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT CENTER FOR A FIRST LOOK.

THE 6.5 MILLION DOLLAR, FIVE YEAR PROJECT WAS FIRST AN IDEA MORE THAN A DECADE AND A HALF AGO. THEN IT BECAMSE A VISION AND THEN ADREAM FOR SEVERAL MORE YEARS UNTIL WORK BEGAN. AND IT HASN'T EXACTLY BEEN SMOOTH SAILING ALONG THE WAY TO THE WHALE SANCTUARY.

Allen Tom, Pacific Islands Regional Director, NOAA Office of Marine Sancturaries

AT01: "We've had complaints from day one. I can remember 12 years ago when Charmasine Tavares was the head of parks. And she shared the vision of taking fown the fences - this property used to have a big fence aroiund it. Just getting rid of the fence caused a lot of people to say, 'well, why are you doing that? You're going to alllow lots of people to wander in and around the property. So - we've always had issues for different propjects. But that's OK. That's part of the growing process we go through."

THE POPULAR OLD EDUCATION CENTER BUILDING - SO OFTEN FILLED WITH OVERFLOW CROWDS, WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE.

AT02: "We're still going to use that. We have such a demand for lectures and things going on in the public because it's free. We can have 80 people there at once. With the new visitors' center, we can have 120, so it's just goijng to increase our capacity."

15 YEARS AGO, AS A NEW ASSIGNESS TO THE WHALE SANCTUARY, TOM USED TO LIVE UPSTAIRS IN THE OLD BLUE BUILDING. IN HIS REMARKS, HE TOLD STORIES OF THE HALF-NAKED HOMELESS FOLK WHO USED TO TO CAMP UNDER THE BUILDING. TO PUT IT MILDLY, THINGS HAVE COME A LONG WAY.

AT03: "Who knew 15 years ago that we would have thgis. Certainly, if you talk to the oldtimers, we never would have though we would have had a building here. So having this and having the public come - we've had more people than we really expected today - on a Monday - so I'm very pleased."

AND MAUI IS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE A BIG NEW FACILITY DEDICATED TO OUR BIGGEST LOCALS. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) NOAA, THE NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION IS THE LEAD GOVERNMENT AGENCY BEHIND THE WHALE SANCTUARY IN KIHEI. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR DOMAIN - WHICH COVERS EVERYTHING FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA TO THE EDGE OF OUTER SPACE, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST LOOK FOR THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(TAX DAY)(PiP-PROTESTER)

JY: TAX FREEDOM DAY IS THAT DAY ON THE CALENDAR EACH YEAR WHEN EVERY PENNY YOU'VE BEEN EARNING SO FAR GOES TO PAY YOUR TAXES. AFTER THAT, YOU GET TO KEEP THE REST. THIS YEAR TAX FREEDOM DAY WAS ACTUALLY A WEEK EARLIER THAN LAST YEAR. AND THIS YEAR IT WAS THIS PAST MONDAY, APRIL 13TH. BUT EVEN THOUGH TAX FREEDOM DAY WAS MONDAY, A GROUP OF MAUI PROTESTERS WAS OUT IN FORCE TWO DAYS LATER TO VOICE THEIR OPPOSITION TO - WHAT THEY SAY - ARE MORE TAXES ON THE HORIZON. MAUI TV NEWS WAS THERE.

(Take tax pkg) WHILE MANY ON MAUI WERE STILL IN LINE AT THE POST OFFICE TO FILE THEIR INCOME TAX RETURNS, HUNDREDS LINED KA'AHUMANU AVENUE TO PROTEST THE PROPOSED PROGRAMS OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THAT - THEY SAY - WILL SURE RESULT IN MORE TAXES. ACROSS THE STATE AND THE NATION, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SHOWED UP AT EVENTS LIKE THIS. MAUI TAX DAY TEA PART PROTEST ORGANIZER MARC HUDGES TOLD US WHY HE WAS THERE.

Marc Hodges, American Citizen

MH01: "I'm here because we're being overtaxed and I think a lot of people will agree government is expanmding too quickly and they're pursuing powers that they don't have constitutionally have and we're going to put a stop to it."

THERE WERE VETERANS AND GRANDMAS, BUSINESS EXECUTIVES AND KEIKI. AND WHILE IT MAY APPEAR TO BE A REPUBLICAN OR CONSERVATIVE LEANING IDEA, HODGES SAYS IT ISN'T A PARTISAN GATHERING.

MH02: "It's non-partisan. I'm a democrat myself."

DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN. ACTIVIST OR PACIFIST...THE LOGIC EXPRESSED ON SOME OF THE SIGNS IS TOUGH TO ARGUE WITH, BUT ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF THIS IS A ONE-SHOT SHOUT, OR ANJH EARLY RIPPLE IN A GROUNDSWELL OF EXPRESSION OF THE PEOPLE. REPORTING FROM KAHULUI FOR MAUI TYV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) THERE WERE TAX DAY TEA PARTIES ORGANIZED ACROSS HAWAI'I AND ACROSS THE NATION. TO SEE WHAT TOOK PLACE IN OTHER CITIES, FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THE LAND THE STATE OWNS - AND LEASES OUT. AND HOW THEY PLAN TO USE THAT MONEY TO MAKE LIFE MORE FUN FOR EVERYONE IN HAWAI'I.

JY: AND WE'LL BRING THE SECOND IN OUR TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH A WOMAN WHO HAS BUILT A LIFE-SIZED MODEL OF WHAT COULD BE MAUI'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUTURE.

J: AND IF YOU'VE GOT NO SPECIAL PLANS FOR THE SUMMER, WE'VE GOT A LIST OF JOB OPENINGS THAT CAN MAKE YOU A FEW BUCKS - AND GREATLY EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(Recreation Renaissance)(PiP-Maui Scenery)

JY: THEY'RE CALLING IT A REBIRTH IN THE WAY WE CARE FOR OUR LAND AND OUR OCEAN RECREATION SPACES. IT'S THE RECREATION RENAISSANCE, AND HAWAII'S LEADERS WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. THIS WEEK MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING SPOKE WITH D-L-N-R DIRECTOR LAURA THIELEN TO FIND OUT WHICH RECREATIONAL AREAS WILL ENJOY A RENAISSANCE ON MAUI.

(TAKE REC REN PKG) ONE OF THE DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AT MONDAY'S OPENING OF THE NEW EEDUCATION CENTER AT THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY IN KIHEI WAS THE DIRECTOR OF THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES. AFTER THE CEREMONIES, SHE ALSO GOT THE CHANCE TO EXPLAIN TO MAUI TV NEWS THE RECREATIONAL RENAISSANCE -

Laura Thielen, Dir, State of HI, DLNR

LT01: "Basically the Recreational Renaissance' was a way for our department to take a look at caring for these outdoor recreational places better by providing more education and interpretive programs and keeping the resoiurces secure - as well as the people secure when they visit them. The challenge that we had is that the department's never really been funded to take care of these recreational places. As a result a lot of them are falling into the water - cultural sites are disintegrating and we needed to find a better way to manage them."

IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT, AMONG STATE-OWNED LAND THAT IS LEASED TO PRIVATE BUSINESS IS THE ACREAGE WHERE THE KAHEAWA WIND FARM SITS. THAT GENERATES 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR TOWARD THE RECREATIONAL RENAISSANCE FUND. BUT, YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT THE SLIVER OF LAND ON WHICH A SOUTH MAUI HOTEL SITS IS ALSO OWNED BY THE STATE.

LT02: "One of the things that people don't realize abiout the Department of Land and Natural Resources is we also manage state lands that are not being used by any other agency. And in some cases, these are parcels of land in urban areas that you just don't think of DLNR. And we receive lease-rents from these on long-term rents. And so our proposal is to take some of those rents that we're already receiving to pay debt service on borrowed money. But also to take some vacant land like the ones in Kapolei and develop them under a long-term lease and, again, use those funds to care for the natural resources."

DIRECTOR THIELEN PROVIDED SOME VERY INTERESTING INSIGHTS INTO THE CURRENT STATE OF SENATE BILL 636 - AND HOW IT SPECIFICALLY IMPACTS MAU - INCLUDING THE RECENT UPROAR BY SOME AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN OFF-ROAD ATV PARK IN LAHAINA. TO HEAR THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND LOOK FOR THE LINK TO EXTENDED COVERAGE. IN KIHEI, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag)

IF YOU'D LIKE TO ADD YOUR INPUT ON WHAT RECREATION AREAS OR SERVICES NEED SPECIAL ATTENTION ON MAUI, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(MEO SUMMER JOBS)(PiP-MEO Logo)

J: IMAGINE HAVING THE HAWAIIAN FOREST AS YOUR OFFICE. THAT'S JUST WHAT MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IS OFFERING. APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW FOR MEO'S AMERICORPS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. THERE ARE 53 POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN - EACH OFFERING THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN JOB SKILLS WHILE EXPERIENCING HAWAII'S MAGNIFICENT NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS.

(FF-CG-VO) APPLICANTS MUST BE BETWEEN THE AGE OF 17 AND 28, POSSESS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED, BE COLLEGE-BOUND, BE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO CONDUCT STRENUOUS OUTDOOR WORK, BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO A FULL OR PART-TIME POSITION THIS SUMMER AND HAVE TRANSPORTATION.

SELECTED INTERNS WILL RECEIVE MONTHLY STIPENDS OF 1,087 DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS AND WILL RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS OF 1,000 TO 12 HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE PROGRAM.

(ON-CAM) JUST SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS NEED WORKERS ARE THE D-L-N-R, HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, EAST MAUI WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP, MAUI INVASIVE SPECIES COMMITTEE AND THE MAUI COASTAL LAND TRUST. IF THIS SOUNDS EXCITING, YOU'D BETTER HURRY. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY. FOR YOUR DOWNLOAD-ABLE APPLICATION, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(FABMAC)(PiP - New House)

JY: LAST WEEK WE SHOWED YOU A HOUSE THAT SPRUNG UP IN WAILUKU ALMOST OVERNIGHT. THIS WEEK MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING CONTINUES HIS INTERVIEW WITH THE HOME'S DESIGNER WHOSE FABMAC PHILOSOPHY COULD MEAN A LOT MORE PEOPLE COULD SOON GET THE HOUSE THEY WANT.

(take fabmac pkg) LAST WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS WE INTRODUCED YOU TO FRANCESCA CAREY, THE DESIGNER, INSPIRATION AND PRESIDENT OF FABMAC HOMES. WE ALSO INTRODUCED YOU TO THE HOUSE IN WAILUKU THAT SPRANG UP - ALMOST OVERNIGHT. IN JUST SIX DAYS, THIS HUD-CERTIFIED, ENERGY-STAR RATED HOME WAS ASSEMBLED AS YOU CAN SEE IT ON THE CORNER OF NANI STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE IN WAILUKU.

THE HOUSE IS THE FIRST MAUI MODEL FOR FABMAC HOMES, AND FEATURES IMPRTESSIVE FEATURES LIKE ALL-NEW ENERGY-STAR RATED APPLIANCES, BULLNOSE ACCENT DRYWALL AND CUSTOM TILING. THE HOME IS RATED TO WITHSTAND 150-MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS AND - WITH IT'S PIER AND BEAM FOUNDATION, ALSO QUALIFIES FOR FLOOD ZONE INSTALLATION, OR ANYWHERE WHERE A STANDARD POURED FOUNDATION MIGHT BE A CHALLENGE DUE TO SLOPE, BLUE ROCK OR SAND. FRANCESCA TELLS US HOW SHE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA. IT WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO.

Francesca Carey, President, FABMAC Homes

FC01: "At that time I joined a hula halau and I was dancing for Keali'i Reichel. And in that halau, all of the hula sisters were, of course, talking about families and we were sharing a lot of things and we became a family. They were very happy that their brothers and sisters were moving to the mainland because they just couldn't afford to have a house here. Even though they had decent jobs - they were school teachers and firemen and polcemen and they had good jobs. But you can't afford to buy a 450,000 house here. So, that is where ity started and I thought that if I could figure out a way to bring families back together - to bring families back from the mainland - to bring familie3s back to Hawai'i, that would be a good thing."

IN ADDITION TO MAIN HOMES, FRANCESCA IS ALSO WORKING ON A DESIGN TO MEET THE 700 SQUARE FOOT MAXIMUM FOOTPRINT FOR OHANA UNITS ON SOUTH MAUI LOTS. WHIOLE THE HOMES ARE FACTORY-BUILT TO RIGID FEDERAL STANDARDS THAT FAR EXCEED COUNTY AND STATE RULES, FABMAC HOMES IS NOT IN BUSINESS TO PUT ANY OTHER BUSINESSES OUT OF BUSINESS - LIKE CARPENTERS, PLUMBERS AND ELECTRICIANS. IN FACT, IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE.

FC02: " If I can make this happen, I can't bring garages. I still need carports. I still need piers and posts. I need help. I still need stairs and decks and stuff like that built. So, I actuaslly feel I'm bringing work to Maui County - I'm not taking it away."

AFTER AN OPEN HOUSE THIS MONDAY, THE HOUSE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TOURS. FRANCESCA ASKS THAT YOU CALL 244-0888 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. THE HOUSE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING THROUGH THIS SUMMER.

fc03: "And we'll be taking orders and we'll be looking at other floorplans - talking to people about what their needs are: how large is their family? where is their site? A lot of people have come up and said 'my house burned down and I haven't had a chance to rebuild. Or, I need to remodel and it's going to cost 250 thousand dollars to remodel it and it would be chgeaper to tear it down and put this on and this is nicer anyway. There's a lot of people - I didn't realize - who have property in Maui County andf I had no idea that the response would be so overwhelming, because it has been."

AND WITH A PRICE TAG OF LESS THAN 190 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THIS THREE-BEDROOM, TWO-BATH, FULLY INSULATED AND APPOINTED HOME, YOU MIGHT WANT TO OVERWHELM HER WITH YOUR RESPONSE, TOO. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUITVNEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FABMAC HOMES AND HOW ONE MIGHT FIT INTO YOUR AFFORDABLE FUTURE, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

TOSS TO C BLOCK

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE SABERS OF MAUI HIGH HAVE BEEN PERFECT ON THE DIAMOND THIS SEASON. BUT THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA WERE OUT TO CHANGE THAT. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS AND DETAILS OF THEIR SERIES UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: THEN HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE HERE WITH IDEAS FOR EARTH DAY, AND SOME SECRET SHOPPING HINTS FOR THE FASHIONISTAS AMONGST US. SHE'S GOT DETAILS ON ALL THE COMING ATTRACTIONS UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: THEY'RE ROUNDING THIRD AND HEADIN’ FOR HOME!

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

I'M TALKING ABOUT THE MAUI HIGH SABERS - DEFENDING CHAMPS IN DIVISION ONE OF THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE. THEY GOT A BIT OF A SCARE LAST THURSDAY FROM THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI - BUT PULLED IT OUT LATE IN THE GAME TO WIN THAT ONE. SAME TWO TEAMS FACED EACH OTHER FRIDAY. WOULD IT BE MORE OF THE SAME?

(vo) OUT TO MAEHARA STADIUM FOR GAME TWO OF A THREE-GAME SERIES BETWEEN THE WARRIORS AND THE SABERS. THIRD INNING ACTION AND THAT'S ALIKA AEHONG ON THE MOUND FOR MAUI HIGH. AND HE GETS TO WATCH AS WARRIOR JORDAN CAMARA SWINGS FOR THE SCOREBOARD. SOME GREAT HUSTLE AS ISAIAH DIAZ SEES IT BOUNCE ON THE WARNING TRACK IN FRONT OF HIM, BUT GETS IT BACK TO THE INFIELD QUICKLY. CAMARA IS ON SECOND WITH A STAND-UP DOUBLE. THEN, WARRIOR KEENAN KALUAU TRIES A SACRIFICE BUNT TO MOVE CAMARA TO THIRD AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT WORK - BUT A GREAT STRETCH BY SABER PETER IBANEZ AND KALUAU IS OUT - MUCH TO THE CHAGRIN OF THE WARRIOR FAITHFUL.

BUT WITH TWO OUTS, HERE'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN OFTEN. WARRIOR DAYTON ALEXANDER SWINGS AND MISSES - BUT IT'S STRIKE THREE AND THE CATCHER DROPS THE BALL. THAT ALLOWS HIM TO TRY TO STEAL FIRST BASE. INAMASU'S THROW IS IN TIME TO GET HIM - BUT THE PLAY ALLOWS CAMARA TO SCORE FROM THIRD. THAT MADE IT A THREE TO TWO GAME AFTER THREE INNINGS.

BACK ON DEFENSE, ALEXANDER RETIRES THE SIDE ON THIS PITCH TO TEVIN DEVERA. ALL OF A SUDDEN IT LOOKS LIKE THE MOMENTUM IS FAVORING THE WARRIORS. THEN, ETHAN CABATINGAN BELTS A SOLID SINGLE TO OPEN THE INNING - AND THAT BROUGHT THE WARRIOR FANS TO LIFE. THEN ON THE VERY NEXT PITCH FROM AEHONG, WARRIOR PONO HO'OPI'I DROPS A SINGLE INTO RIGHT FIELD AND THAT BRINGS OUT THE COACH FOR A SERMON ON THE MOUND. A PITCHING CHANGE BRINGS MIKE DIAZ JUNIOR TO THE MOUND AND HE BRINGS THE HEAT. RETIRING THE SIDE WITH A STRIKE OUT OF NOAH FACURI - AND A SERIES OF FIST-BUMPING ON THE WAY TO THE DUGOUT.

BACK ON OFFENSE - ISIAH DIAZ PEPPERS A ROCKET DOWN THE THIRD BASE LINE AND IT'S FAIR. THAT SENDS HIM IN FOR A DOUBLE. THEN JOSH GASCON FLIES OUT TO DEEP LEFT, BUT IBANEZ HAS TIME TO TAG AND SCORE AND THE SABERS ADD ANOTHER RUN. FACT IS, AT THIS POINT IN THE SEASON IT'S HARD FOR THE SABERS NOT TO SCORE. TOP OF THE SEVENTH AND - WITH DEVERA ON THIRD, DIAZ GOES FOR THE DEEP CORNER, EASILY SCORING DEVERA. THAT MADE IT FIVE TO TWO AND THAT'S HOW THIS ONE ENDED WITH THE SABER UNBEATEN STREAK AT 8 M-I-L GAMES THIS SEASON, AND WINNERS OF 21 OF THEIR LAST 24.

(ON-CAM) THE SAME TEAMS FACED EACH OTHER FOR THE THIRD GAME OF THE SET ON SATURDAY AND THE WARRIORS DID NOT WANT TO DROP ALL THREE. THEY PUSHED THE SABERS INTO A FIVE-TO-FIVE TIE AT THE END OF REGULATION. IT TOOK TWO MORE INNINGS BEFORE A SACRIFICE FLY IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH SCORED THE WINNING SABER RUN AND THEY DEFEATED THE WARRIORS SIX TO FIVE. WITH A NINE AND OH SEASON, ALL THE SABERS NEED TO DO IS WIN ONE OF THEIR THREE GAMES AGAINST THE SECOND PLACE BALDWIN BEARS THIS WEEK TO CLINCH THE M-I-L CHAMPIONSHIP AND A BERTH AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT. WE'LL HAVE SCORES AND THE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS FOR YOU NEXT WEEK.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS A TRYOUTS OR A SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP, GET THE WORD TO US AND WE'LL HELP YOU SPREAD THE NEWS. SEND YOUR NOTICES TO SPORTS-AT-MAUI TV NEWS-DOT COM AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE AND WE’LL DO OUR BEST TO GET A CREW OUT TO COVER THE ACTION. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: IT'S A GREAT WEEKEND TO GET IN SHAPE IN BENEFITS FOR KEIKI, MOTHER EARTH AND YOUR WARDROBE.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M HOLLY CHUNG.

THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEKEND TO RELIVE THE GREAT DEPRESSION. WHILE THAT MAY NOT SOUND LIKE FUN - IT IS DRAMATIC AND DEEPLY ENTERTAINING. THE MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS’ PORTRAYAL OF JOHN STEINBECK'S CLASSIC, "THE GAPES OF WRATH," WILL CLOSE OUT IT'S RUN AT THE STEPPINGSTONE PLAYHOUSE IN THE QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER THIS WEEKEND. THE SHOW'S FINAL PERFORMANCES ARE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7-30 AND SUNDAY AT 2. TICKETS ARE 16 DOLLARS.

THERE ARE TWO BENEFITS TOMORROW FOR MAUI KEIKI, SO WE'LL MENTION THEM IN ORDER OF AGE. STARTING TOMORROW MORNING AT EIGHT, IT'S THE 39TH ANNUAL MARCH OF DIMES "MARCH FOR BABIES." THE FOUR-HOUR WALK-A-THON TAKES PLACE AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.

MEANWHILE, JUST DOWN THE STREET, IT'S THE FIFTH ANNUAL MAUI YMCA HEALTHY KIDS FUN RUN. THE RUN BEGINS AND ENDS AT THE MAUI YMCA AT 250 KANALOA AVENUE IN WAILUKU AT 8-30. ENTRY FEE IS 15 DOLLARS. AFTERWARDS, YOU'RE INVITED TO STAY FOR THE MAUI YMCA'S "HEALTHY KIDS' DAY" OPEN HOUSE. FROM 9-30 UNTIL NOON, TOUR THE “Y” AND CHECK OUT THE WIDE RANGE OF HEALTHY OPTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE HEALTHY EVENTS, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

ANOTHER FIFTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION TAKES PLACE ALL DAY SATURDAY UPCOUNTRY AT KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS CAMPUS IN PUKALANI. THE THEME FOR HO'OLAULE'A 2009 IS "NO NA KEIKI A PAUAHI" AND ADMISSION IS FREE. ENJOY GREAT MUSIC, TAKE AIM AT THE DUNK TANK, PLAY A LITTLE KAPAKAHI HORSESHOES AND GET SET FOR UNMISTAKABLY ONO GRINES - INCLUDING CHOW FUN, TERIBURGER AND A NEW ADDITION: THE MAUI CATTLE COMPANY STEAK AND RICE PLATE LUNCH. HO'OLAULE'A 2009 AT KAMEHAMEHA MAUI RUNS FROM 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

THIS WEEKEND THE WORLD CELEBRATES MOTHER EARTH. THERE ARE FESTIVITIES ALL DAY LONG FRIDAY AT THE MITCHELL PAUOLE CENTER IN KAUNAKAKAI. ON SATURDAY THE MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS WILL HOLD THEIR 7TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY EVENT WITH MORE THAN 30 ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF KU'U MAKUAHINE HONUA - OUR MOTHER EARTH. THIS FREE EVENT ALSO FEATURES HAWAIIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS, A PLANT SALE, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR AND HULA HALAU NA HANONA KULIKE 'O PI'ILANI. THE EVENT RUNS FROM 10 UNTIL THREE AND THERE'S PLENTY OF FREE PARKING ACROSS THE STREET AT THE WAR MEMORIAL LOT.

DO YOU LOVE TO SHOP? AND SAVE? THEN YOU NEED TO BE AT FASHONISTA'S MARKET DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE AND SHOPPING EVENT THIS SATURDAY FROM NOON UNTIL 5 AT THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT AND SPA. ADMISSION IS JUST 10 DOLLARS FOR A FUN-FILLED DAY OF FASHION SHOWS, SEMINARS, BEAUTY BARS - EVEN COMPLIMENTARY MASSAGES. AND THE SAVINGS ARE INSANE, TOO, AT 50 TO 80 PERCENT OFF RETAIL. TO LEARN MORE, CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

THE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION CONTINUES ON SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL SUNSET AT BALDWIN BEACH PARK. SUSTAINABILITY, LOVING LIFE ON MAUI AND CELEBRATING EARTH'S NATURAL RESOURCES ARE THE GOAL OF EARTH 2009 AT BALDWIN BEACH. THE ALL-DAY FAMILY EVENT IS FREE.

SUNDAY NIGHT IS YOUR CHANCE TO DRESS UP IN YOUR FINEST AND TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC TO BENEFIT THE MAUI FILIPINO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND. THE BENEFIT DANCE WILL TAKE OVER THE ELLEAIR BALLROOM OF THE MAUI BEACH HOTEL IN KAHULUI AND PROCEEDS KEEP THE SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT TRADITION ALIVE. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR JUST 35 DOLLARS.

FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAT SUPPORTS OUR COMMUNITY WHILE YOU JUST RELAX FOR A FEW MINUTES, CONSIDER THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE. YOU CAN SHOW UP ANYTIME BETWEEN 7-30 AND 4-30 NEXT WEDNESDAY TO THE MAIN AUDITORIUM AT THE CAMERON CENTER IN WAILUKU. ALONG WITH THE GREAT FEELING OF HELPING SAVE LIVES, THERE'S ALSO COOKIES AND JUICE FOR DONORS.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEKEND'S VALLEY ISLE KENNEL CLUB OBEDIENCE AND RALLY DOG SHOWS. COMPETITION AND SHOWS TAKE PLACE NEXT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE WAR MEMORIAL SOCCER FIELD.

FOR DETAILS ON THESE EVENTS AND MORE GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND, FOR MAUI'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE CALENDAR, VISIT 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.


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J: YOU'LL ALSO FIND EXTENDED VERSIONS OF MANY OF THE NEWS STORIES WE COVER AND SPECIAL REPORTS, TOO. YOU'LL FIND IT ALL AT MAUITVNEWSDOT-COM. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

HC: ALOHA.

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