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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for April 23, 2009



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(headlines - vo)

J: IT WAS A WEEK FOR MAUI WINNERS AS DANCERS SHOWED EXTREMELY WELL AT THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL - INCLUDING THE BIGGEST PRIZE OF ALL.

HC: AND "BOLDLY GOING WHERE NO MAUI TEAM HAS GONE BEFORE," THE MAUI HIGH ROBOTICS TEAM FINISHED IN THE TOP 20 IN WORLD COMPETITION.

J: AND THE WORLD WAS THE FOCUS THIS WEEK AT EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS ACROSS MAUI. WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE SABERS WRAPPED UP THE M-I-L BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A BIG WIN ON FRIDAY - WHILE A MAUI COUPLE CAPTURED WORLD TITLES IN CANOE RACING SUNDAY. KALAPANA'S GOT DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND SUMMER GADDIS JOINS US WITH THE EXTREMELY BUSY LIST OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO - INCLUDING EVERYTHING FROM SHERYL CROW IN CONCERT TO MAUI PUREBREDS ON THE GREEN. SHE'S GOT IT ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S ONLY INTERNET AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST. I'M JEFF KING.

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG - IN FOR JULIE Y. IT'S A COMPETITION THAT IS UNIQUELY HAWAIIAN - AND THIS YEAR MAUI HAD A VERY SPECIAL PLACE THERE.

(Turn to cam) THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL IN HILO IS CONSIDERED BY MOST TO BE THE "OLYMPICS" OF HULA. THE 46TH ANNUAL EVENT FEATURED THREE HALAU FROM MAUI - INCLUDING THE DEBUT OF HULA HALAU KE'ALAOKAMAILE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KUMU HULA KEALI'I REICHEL. AND ONE OF HIS DANCERS WON THE MOST COVETED PRIZE OF ALL.

(VO/FF-CG) CHERISSA HENOHEANAPUAIKAWAOKELE KANE OF PA'IA WAS CROWNED MISS ALOHA HULA 2009. THE VETERAN HULA DANCER IS ALSO A HAWAIIAN IMMERSION LANGUAGE TEACHER AT KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL. IN ADDITION TO WOWING THE JUDGES WITH BOTH HER KAHIKO - OR ANCIENT - HULA PERFORMANCE AND HER MODERN HULA INTERPRETATION- THE AUANA, KANE ALSO WON THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE AWARD AND 1,000 DOLLARS.

(CON'T VO) THE SPIRITED COMPETITION OF BOTH HALAU KE'ALAOKAMAILE AND HALAU NA LEI KAUMAKA O UKA WERE HIGHLIGHTS IN THE THREE-DAY FESTIVAL AND THEIR EFFORTS WERE REWARDED. HALAU NA LEI KAUMAKA O UKA, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KUMU HULA NAPUA GRIEG AND KAHULU MALUO-HUBER CAPTURED FIFTH IN THE WAHINE HULA AUANA CATEGORY. REICHEL'S HULA HALAU KE'ALAOKAMAILE WON FOURTH PLACE IN THE SAME CATEGORY IN THIS, THEIR DEBUT YEAR.

THE THIRD MAUI HALAU, HALAU O KA HANU LEHUA FROM KAHULUI, DID NOT PLACE AMONG THE TOP FINISHERS - BUT REPRESENTED MAUI BEAUTIFULLY.

(ON-CAM) AFTER THE COMPETITION, ALL THREE KUMU HULA PRAISED EACH OTHER FOR THE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE EACH RECEIVED. KEALI'I REICHEL'S HALAU KE'ALAOKAMAILE IS DEDICATED TO HIS GRANDMOTHER, KAMAILE KANE AND THIS YEAR'S MISS ALOHA HULA, CHERISSA KANE IS REICHEL'S COUSIN - AND ALSO A GRANDDAUGHTER OF THE HALAU'S INSPIRITAIONAL TUTU. INCIDENTALLY, ONLY ONE POINT SEPARATED THE THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH PLACE WINNERS IN THE WAHINE HULA AUANA CATEGORY.

(MHS ROBOTICS)(PiP-Robot)

J: IN ANOTHER COMPETITION A WORLD AWAY IN BOTH LOCATION AND TECHNOLOGY, THE TEAM FROM MAUI HIGH SCHOOL ALSO MADE AN INTERNATIONAL NAME FOR THEMSELVES.

THE COMPETITION IS UNOFFICIALLY REFERRED TO AS "THE SUPERBOWL OF SMARTS" AND MORE THAT 20,000 SPECTATORS PACKED INTO THE GEORGIA DOME IN ATLANTA TO WATCH TEAMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD EXHIBIT THEIR GRASP OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH SKILLS BY PUTTING THEIR ROBOTS THROUGH A SERIES OF SPECIALIZED TASKS.

THERE WERE 350 TEAMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING FOUR HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS FROM HAWAII. THIS WAS THE FIRST APPEARANCE BY A MAUI TEAM, WHICH WON THE RIGHT TO COMPETE AT THE WORLD COMPETITION BY VIRTUE OF THEIR VICTORY IN THE STATE ROBOTICS CHALLENGE IN HONOLULU LAST MONTH.

THE MAUI HIGH FIRST TEAM FINISHED 18TH OUT OF 87 TEAMS IN THEIR DIVISION - A REMARKABLE ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THEIR DEBUT PERFORMANCE. BY THE WAY, THAT WAS THE BEST FINISH BY ANY OF THE HAWAII TEAMS.

(CONGRESSIONAL ART)(PiP-Baldwin Entry)

HC: TWO STUDENTS FROM BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL ARE BEING HONORED THIS WEEK BY HAVING THEIR ARTWORK DISPLAYED IN THE CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE OF U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MAZIE HIRONO.

A TOTAL OF 148 STUDENTS FROM ACROSS HAWAI'I ENTERED THEIR ARTWORK IN THE CONTEST AND TWO OF THE TOP THREE ENTRIES WERE FROM MAUI.

(FF-CG) IN SECOND PLACE, THIS CHARCOAL DRAWING, ENTITLED "TINY INSPIRATION" BY BALDWIN SENIOR TANNER MORIN, WILL BE DISPLAYED FOR THE NEXT YEAR IN CONGRESSWOMAN HIRONO'S WASHINGTON DC OFFICE. TAKING THIRD PLACE IS A PIECE TITLED "WHAT TO DO" BY BALDWIN SOPHOMORE LORI NISHIKAWA. THE SCRATCHBOARD ARTWORK WILL HANG IN THE CONGRESSWOMAN'S HONOLULU OFFICE FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

THE FIRST PLACE ENTRY WAS A PHOTOGRAPHIC PIECE TITLED "REFLECTIONS," BY KAHUKU HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GHIALANA BORGES. IT WILL HANG IN THE MAIN CORRIDOR OF THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING - REPRESENTING HAWAI'I - FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

(ON-CAM) THE CONGRESSIONAL ART PROGRAM, CALLED KAHA KI'I - AN ARTISTIC DISCOVERY - IS OPEN TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN HAWAI'I. FOR INFORMATION ON ENTERING YOUR PIECE IN NEXT YEAR'S COMPETITION, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(PULITZER POET) (PiP-Merwin)

J: AND THERE'S ONE MORE AWARD THAT WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT IS BIG TIME. MAUI RESIDENT W.S. MERWIN HAS WON HIS SECOND PULITZER PRIZE.

(FF-CG-VO) MERWIN HAS BEEN A MAUI RESIDENT SINCE 1976 WHEN HE CAME TO HAIKU TO STUDY WITH A ZEN BHUDDIST MASTER. THIS WEEK HE WAS HONORED FOR A PIECE TITLED "THE SHADOW OF SIRIUS."

(ON-CAM) HIS FIRST PULITZER PRIZE CAME IN 1971 FOR A WORK ENTITLED "THE CARRIER OF LADDERS." THE EVENT WAS NOTEWORTHY IN THAT MERWIN REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE PRIZE MONEY AS A PROTEST TO THE WAR IN VIETNAM. ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THIS TIME THE HONOR WILL BE CELEBRATED MUCH MORE QUIETLY - WITH JUST MERWIN AND HIS DOG. HIS WIFE IS OUT OF TOWN. SINCE MOVING TO MAUI MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO, MERWIN'S WORK HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON BHUDDISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.

(A-TOSS-B)

HC: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO AN EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN WAILUKU THAT WAS ONE OF THOUSANDS ACROSS THE GLOBE THIS WEEK DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE AND PROTECT - THE GLOBE.

J: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU BACK TO SCHOOL WITH THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AS HE CAME TO MAUI TO HELP FAMILIES LEARN TO READ BETTER TOGETHER..

HC: AND IT'S ANOTHER STEP BACKWARDS FOR MAUI DANCE ADVOCATES AS THE COUNTY PREVAILS ON A LAWSUIT THAT REFUSES TO DEFINE DANCING. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(eARTH dAY)(PiP - Earth Day)

HC: EARTH DAY WAS FIRST CELEBRATED ON APRIL 22ND, 1970, AND IS CREDITED AS THE BEGINNING OF THE MODERN ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT. THIS WEEK AS THE WORLD MARKS THE 39TH EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, IS THE EARTH IN ANY BETTER SHAPE? MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING FILES THIS REPORT.

(TAKE EARTH DAY PKG) JUDGING BY THE CROWDS - PEOPLE DO CARE MORE ABOUT THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET THAN THEY ONCE DID. AND THEY CARE A LOT ABOUT OUR ISLAND. AMONG THE EXHIBITORS AT SATURDAY'S EARTH DAY EVENT AT THE MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS WAS THE MAUI INVASIVE SPECIES COMMITTEE...AN ORGANIZATION WITH THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE TASK OF KEEPING OUT PLANTS AND ANIMALS THAT WOULD DO US HARM. LISSA FOX, HOWEVER, EXPLAINED THAT THERE IS A SUBTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BAD THINGS THAT ARRIVE IN HAWAI'I - AND THE REALLY BAD THINGS THAT GET HERE.

Lissa Fox, PR/Education Spec., MISC

LF01: "There's a difference between an alient specvies and an invasive species. Invasive specied - we define - as something that causes major ecosystem modification. We live in such a delicate ecosystem already - the highest rate of endism is in the Hawaiian Islands - 33 percent of all the threatened and endangered specias are in the Hawaiian Islands. So, one more thing that is threatening habityat loss, or vectoring disease or causing watershged destruction - because wedepend on rainwater for all our water for Maui. One more thing that impacts that is a threat to out way of life, our way of life our economy."

IT'S LIKELY SAFE TO SAY THAT EVERY EXHIBITING ORGANIZATION AT THIS EVENT CARES ABOUT THE FRAGILITY OF OUT ECOSYSTEM - BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FOLKS ATTENDING. DO THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT MAKUAHINE HONUA, OR IS IT JUST "CHIC" TO ATTEND AN EARTH DAY EVENT?

LF02: " I hope they care. All the rest of us care. I think it's a great opportunity to interact in community events like this - like Earth Day - it encourages people to become more aware of what's going on in the community on what environmental organbizations are out there on how they can help - so this is a good start."

WHILE MANY CAME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GOOD DEALS ON LOCAL PLANTS, THERE REALLY WAS A SPIRIT THAT SAID - YES - THIS IS THE WAY MAUI WAS MEANT TO BE - NATIRALLY. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) EARTH DAY WAS ORIGINALLY SUGGESTED TO COINCIDE WITH THE SPRING EQUINOX IN MARCH, 1969. BUT BY THE TIME AN OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION WAS MADE PUBLIC ANYWHERE, IT WAS APRIL 22ND, 1970 IN SAN FRANCISCO.

(LG-READ ALOUD MAUI)(PiP-Family Reading)

J: FAMILY LITERACY - IT'S A MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM THAN YOU MIGHT IMAGINE. THIS WEEK THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CAME TO MAUI TO UNDERSCORE THAT POINT.

(TAKE READ ALOUD VO-SOT) BUT, IT WAS NOWHERE NEAR A SERIOUS TIME AT KIHEI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUESDAY NIGHT. IN FACT, IT WAS THE EXACT OPPOSIT. WE'VE ALL HEARD THE SLOGAN, "READING IS FUN," AND THE READ ALOUD AMERICA CAMPAIGN - NOW ON MAUI AT KIHEI ELEMENTARY - WAS REALLY FUN. THERE WAS PIZZA, A LOT OF HAPPY FAMILIES...A LOT OF HAPPY KIDS, BOOKS AND PRIZES FOR EVERYONE AND THE LIVELY BANTER OF READ ALOUD PROGRAM - OR RAP - MASTER JED GAINES.

KIHEI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIAISON KATHY BARR SAYS THEY'VE TRIED OTHER EVENTS WHERE PARENTS AND STUDENTS ATTEND BUT THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST.

Kathy Barr, School Liaison, RAA Program

KB01: "Well, we've had other functions here at the school. We've had literacy nights. We've had math nights and we've never had a turnout like this at any of our nights."

KATHY ATTRIBUTES THE SUCCESS TO FOOD AND PRIZES - MOSTLY TO THE ORGANIZED ENTHUSIASM AND EXCITEMENT OF THE EVENT. BUT SHE ALSO EXPLAINED THAT IT WORKS SO WELL BECAUSE IT DOES WHAT IT'S DESIGNED TO DO.

KB02: " I think it's to involve the parents in reading to their children - involving the parents in their children's education. Especially with out English-language learning families. They're just so inhibited. They're not comfortable with our langauge so they shy awy from it - so they feel comnfortable here."

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DUKE AIONA READ A CHAPTER TO PARENTS IN THE CAEFTERIA, WHILE VOLUNTEERS READ PRECIOUS STORIES TO ENTHRALLED KEIKI IN CLASSROOMS ACROSS THE CAMPUS. SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT WITH THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - AS A READER HERSELF - WAS THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE STATE, LILLIAN KOELLER, WHO SHARES THE ENTHUSIASM FOR THE POTENTIAL OF THIS PROGRAM.

Lillian Koeller, Dir. HI State Depart of Human Services

LK01: "It reinvigorates me. It redoubles my commitment to make sure that we secure the funding and grow wonderful programs like Read Aloud America. Our roal: Everey elementary school. Everey Middle School in the state deserves to have this kind of family literacy program."

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE READ ALOUD AMERICA CAMPAIGN AND HOW IT MIGHT BENEFIT YOUR FAMILY, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(KAUNAKAKAI CATWALK)(PiP-Molokai)

HC: FISHERMEN AND BOATERS ON MOLOKA'I WILL BE ON STRONGER FOOTING BY THE END OF THIS WEEK.

(FF-CG-VO) DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES CREWS ARE EXPECTED TO FINISH WORK ON A TEMPORARY WOODEN FINGER PIER AT THE KAUNAKAKAI BOAT LAUNCH RAMP. THE FOUR-MAN CREW HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE FIX SINCE MARCH 13TH.

(ON-CAM) THE TEMPORARY PIER REPLACES THE OLD CEMENT CATWALK THAT CRUMBLED AND COLLAPSED IN FEBRUARY. A MORE SUBSTANTIAL PERMANENT REPLACEMENT PIER WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. BUT THE PERMITTING AND FUNDING PROCESS MAY DELAY THAT COMPLETION FOR UP TO TWO YEARS.

(Dance ADVOCATES)(PiP-Dance Advocates Logo)

J: QUESTION: WHAT IS DANCING? ANSWER? THERE REALLY IS NO ANSWER. THIS WEEK A GROUP CALLED MAUI DANCE ADVOCATES LOST A CASE FILED AGAINST MAUI COUNTY THAT SOUGHT TO DEFINE DANCING AS WELL AS WHEN AND WHERE IT SHOULD BE LEGAL.

(VO) THE GROUP APPEALED TO THE MAUI COUNTY LIQUOR COMMISSION AFTER ONE OF THEIR MEMBERS WAS CITED FOR DANCING IN A PLACE THAT SERVES ALCOHOL BUT HAS NO APPROVED DANCE FLOOR. THE COMMISSION DISMISSED THEIR COMPLAINT AND THE DANCE ADVOCATES SUED THE COUNTY FOR AN ANSWER.

(ON-CAM) SECOND CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE JOSEPH CARDOZA DISMISSED THE LAWSUIT, RULING THAT THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ENGAGE IN DANCING THAT IS PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT. MAUI COUNTY DEPUTY CORPORATION COUNSEL JANE LOVELL ADDED THAT DANCING IS NO MORE A PROTECTED FORM OF FIRST AMENDMENT EXPRESSION THAT ROLLER SKATING IS, THEREFORE THE COUNTY LIQUOR COMMISSION HAS THE RIGHT TO RULE ON WHETHER OR NOT DANCING CAN BE ALLOWED IN AN ESTABLISHMENT THAT HAS A LIQUOR LICENSE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR MAUI DANCE ADVOCATES SAYS THEIR GROUP DOESN'T PLAN TO GIVE UP AND IS LOOKING FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT TO FURTHER THEIR CAUSE.

TOSS TO C BLOCK

HC: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE SABERS OF MAUI HIGH HAD A PERFECT STREAK GOING INTO THE HOME STRETCH OF BASEBALL SEASON - BUT GOT QUITE A SCARE LAST WEEK. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS ON THEIR SEASON AND THEIR POST-SEASON UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN SUMMER GADDIS WILL BE HERE WITH A VERY BUSY RUNDOWN OF UPCOMING EVENTS FEATURING THE BIGGEST STARS AND THE HAWAIIAN MOON. SHE'S GOT DETAILS ON ALL THE COMING ATTRACTIONS UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: LAST WEEK IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS TIME TO DUST OFF THE SABER CHAMPIONSHIP PENNANT FOR ANOTHER YEAR WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN - OOPS!

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

THE MAUI HIGH SABERS WERE A PERFECT EIGHT AND OH WITH JUST FOUR GAMES LEFT - AND THEY REALLY ONLY NEEDED TO WIN ONE OF THOSE TO SNAG THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN DIVISION ONE. THREE OF THOSE GAMES WERE AGAINST THE BALDWIN BEARS - WHO HAVE BEEN QUIETLY SIMMERING ALONG IN SECOND PLACE IN DIVISION ONE. SO - HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED:

FIRST, THE SABERS DECIDED TO FORFEIT ONE OF THEIR VICTORIES TO THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA RATHER THAT REPLAY A HALF-GAME BECAUSE OF A DISPUTED CALL FROM THEIR LAST MEETING. THAT GAVE THE SABERS AN EIGHT AND ONE RECORD. THEN WHEN THE SABERS MET THE BALDWIN BEARS FOR THE FIRST OF A THREE-GAME SET LAST WEEK, THE SABERS FELT LIKE THEY MADE THE RIGHT MOVE. THAT'S BECAUSE THEY BEAT THE BEARS. BUT THOSE SAME BEARS GROWLED BACK THE NEXT NIGHT AND WON A CLUTCH VICTORY OVER MAUI HIGH. SUDDENLY THE BEARS ARE SEVEN AND THREE AND THE SABERS ARE EIGHT AND TWO. GAME THREE OF THE SERIES CAME DOWN TO THE WIRE AS WELL, BUT MAUI HIGH PULLED OUT THE VICTORY BY A FINAL SCORE OF SIX TO FOUR.

(FF-CG-VO) WITH THE WIN THE SABERS MOVE TO 10 AND 2 AND CLAIM THE M-I-L DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP AND A BERTH IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT. BALDWIN WRAPS UP THE REGULAR SEASON AT SEVEN AND FIVE TO CLAIM A SECOND-PLACE SEED IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT AND KAMEHAMEHA MAUI'S WINNING SEASON GUARANTEES THEM AT LEAST A NUMBER THREE SEED IN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS.

IN DIVISION TWO, THE TROJANS OF SAINT ANTHONY'S TOOK THEIR SEASON FROM BEGINNING TO END WITH THE MOLOKA'I FARMERS AND THE TROJANS OF SEABURY HALL IN SECOND AND THIRD SPOTS, RESPECTIVELY.

(ON-CAM) THE 2009 STATE DIVISION ONE AND DIVISION TWO BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE PLAYED ON O'AHU MAY SIXTH THROUGH THE NINTH.

ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU AND YOUR WIFE - OR HUSBAND - SHARE A PASSION FOR ANY PARTICULAR SPORT TOGETHER? WELL THERE'S ONE MAUI MARRIED COUPLE THAT LOVES A CERTAIN ACTIVITY, AND THEY'RE NOW THE BEST IN THE WORLD - OFFICIALLY.

(FF-CG-VO) KAI AND LAUREN BARTLETT POWERED THEIR WAY, IN SEPARATE CANOES, TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF ONE-MAN OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING THIS WEEK. THE GRUELING STEINLAGER KAIWI SOLO OC-1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SAW THE COUPLE CAPTURE FIRST PLACE IN THE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S DIVISIONS.

(ON-CAM) LAUREN BARTLETT COMPLETED THE 32-MILE COURSE FROM KALUAKO'I, MOLOKA'I TO KOKO MARINA ON O'AHU IN SIX HOURS, THREE MINUTES AND 47 SECONDS. HER HUSBAND, KAI, FINISHED THE RACE WITH THE MEN'S - AND OVERALL - BEST TIME OF FIVE HOURS, 12 MINUTES AND 22 SECONDS. CONDITIONS WERE LESS THAN IDEAL WITH HEADWINDS CHALLENGING THE 90-PLUS ENTRANTS. SEVERAL DROPPED OUT BECAUSE OF THE BRUTAL WINDS - BUT THE MAUI COUPLE'S VICTORIES MAKE HISTORY. THIS IS KAI BARTLETT'S FOURTH OVERALL MEN'S TITLE AND LAUREN CAN CLAIM SIX WOMEN'S TITLES - A RECORD...AND, MOST LIKE, MAJOR BRAGGING RIGHTS AT THE BARTLETT HOME.

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 HELP SPREAD THE WORD. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S SUMMER GADDIS WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


(COMING ATTRACTIONS)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

S: MAUI’S ALL SET WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF ENRICHING WEEKEND ACTIVITIES, SO GATHER FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES AND COME ENJOY THE FUN! ALOHA EVERYONE, IT'S TIME FOR “COMING ATTRACTIONS" ON MAUI TV NEWS. I’M SUMMER GADDIS.

SATURDAY’S FULL CALENDAR BEGINS AS FANS OF MAUI’S MOST-TALENTED YOUTH CELEBRATE MEADOW GOLD DAIRY’S 5TH ANNUAL MILK CARTON REGATTA. ALL MAUI MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO ENTER TWO BOATS PER SCHOOL TO WIN ICE CREAM PARTIES, $500 OFFICE MAX GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR THE 1ST PLACE WINNER AND $250 OFFICE MAX GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR THE 2ND PLACE WINNER PER DIVISION. BOATS WILL ALSO BE JUDGED ON THE MOST CREATIVE DESIGN AND STUDENTS CAN ENTER A SPIRIT OR CHEER COMPETITION TOO! EVERYONE IS INVITED TO WATCH THE RACE WHICH BEGINS AT 9:00 AM ON SATURDAY AT HANAKAO`O BEACH PARK IN LAHAINA. AND, OF COURSE, A SPECIAL APPEARANCE WILL BE MADE BY MAUI’S MOST-BELOVED MILK MASCOT, LANI MOO!

HEIGHTEN YOUR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS THIS SATURDAY AS WELL, AT THE KA’AHUMANU SHOPPING CENTER FROM 7:30 to 9 A.M. TO BENEFIT M-S PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THROUGHOUT HAWAII. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND THERE IS NO CURE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

AN ANNUAL FAVORITE SOUTH MAUI TRADITION IS THE KEAWALA'I CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH'S LUAU. THE THEME OF THIS YEAR'S EVENT IS "MAKENA HANOHANO" - "PROUDLY STANDS MAKENA," AND WILL INCLUDE ONO FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT AND A MEMORABLE TIME FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 1 A.M. SATURDAY AND TICKETS ARE 35 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS AND FIVE DOLLARS FOR KEIKI 12 AND UNDER.

SATURDAY ALSO HALLMARKS THE OPENING OF THE 17TH ANNUAL EAST MAUI TARO FESTIVAL, A WEEKEND-LONG HAWAIIAN CULTURAL EVENT ON HAU'OLI AND UAKEA ROADS, HANA BALLPARK, IN EAST MAUI, WHICH FOCUSES ON KALO , OR TARO, THE STAPLE FOOD OF HAWAI'I. THIS FREE ALL-DAY FESTIVAL FEATURES LOCAL MUSICIANS, HULA HALAU, 20 FOOD BOOTHS, EACH FEATURING A KALO DISH, ARTS & CRAFTS, INFO TENT AND THE AG TENT WITH A POPULAR FARMERS MARKET. HANDS-ON POI-POUNDING IS A SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT FOR VISITORS AND KAMA’AINA ALIKE.

MAUI CANINE LOVERS COME OUT TO THE WAR MEMORIAL SOCCER FIELD ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TO THE TWO-DAY AKC ALL-BREED CONFORMATION SHOW, OBEDIENCE AND RALLY TRIAL, PRESENTED BY THE VALLEY ISLE KENNEL CLUB OF MAUI. FREE TO THE OBSERVING PUBLIC, YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM FOR ENTRY DETAILS AND OTHER INFO. JUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

IF ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS HAVE SOME FUN - BUT DON'T WANT TO GO ALL THE WAY TO SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, THEN YOU'RE IN LUCK. TUESDAY NIGHT IT'S THE INCOMPARABLE SHERYL CROW IN CONCERT UNDER THE STARS AT THE A AND B AMPHITHEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. NINE GRAMMIES AND LOADS OF ENERGY WILL KEEP YOU HUMMING LONG AFTER THE CONCERT IS OVER. TICKETS FOR SHERYL CROW RANGE FROM 45 TO 125 DOLLARS.

CONNECT WITH NATURE, YOURSELF DISCOVER ANOTHER SIDE OF HAWAIIAN CULTURE IN THE HAWAIIAN CALENDAR CLASS AT THE KAPALUA RESORT, THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH, TO THURSDAY, MAY 28TH FROM 6 TO 8PM. EVERY ASPECT OF THE EXISTENCE OF THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE IS BASED ON STAR, SUN AND MOON CALENDARS AS IT IS FOR ALL INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. FOR MOST, THE KNOWLEDGE OF THESE CALENDARS IS LIMITED TO THE PROPER TIMING FOR PLANTING AND FISHING. BUT TO THE HAWAIIANS, THESE CALENDARS ARE MUCH MORE: THEY ARE THE ANSWER TO WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE AND HOW WE ARE CONNECTED TO ALL THINGS. KAHU KAPI'IOHO'OKALANI LYONS NAONE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSONS ON HAWAIIAN AND INDIGENOUS CALANDARS. HE HAS BEEN TEACHING THIS SUBJECT FOR OVER 20 YEARS.
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED AND SEATING IS LIMITED. TO REGISTER, GO TO OUR WEBSITE, MAUITV NEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK, TO “COMING ATTRACTIONS.”

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND:

COME GATHER TO WAILUKU ON FRIDAY, MAY 1ST,TO CELEBRATE LA MEI, OR “”MAY DAY,” HAWAII’S FAVORITE FIRST FRIDAY. THIS FREE EVENT IS HELD ON MARKET STREET IN WAILUKU TOWN FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM, FEATURING STREET ARTISANS, ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE CRAFTS AND MUSIC WHICH COULD MAKE YOU DANCE IN THE STREET. SOME HIGHLIGHTS: STREET CLOSURE FROM 6:00 - 8:00 PM FOR THE FOOTLOOSE AND DANCE-FEVERED, NATIVE INTELLIGENCE, MARKET STREET ‘S FRESH NEW STORE WILL HAVE A FORMAL BLESSING CEREMONY. MAIN STAGE WITH HALAU PERFORMANCES. HAWAIIAN MUSIC AT CAFE O LEI WITH PAM GAMBOA PETERSEN. ONO GRINDS, SHOPPING, AND ART WALK.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! FRIDAY, MAY FIRST, BRINGS MAUI BROADCASTER/ACTRESS/COMEDIENNE KATHY COLLINS TO THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER AT 7:30PM AS SHE REVIVES HER HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT CELEBRATION OF DEATH, WIDOWHOOD, AND BEYOND IN HER DEATH COMEDY JAM: THE RESURRECTION. THIS GROWN-UP ENCORE OF HER SOLD-OUT JANUARY SHOW INCLUDES SOME NEW MATERIAL, AND HIGHLIGHTS SOME OF TODAY’S MOST-TALENTED GUEST STARS, INCLUDING WILLIE K, TITA AND ERIC GILLIOM. TICKETS ARE $25.

THE ANNUAL MAUI MAY DAY CONCERT CONTINUES WITH THE MUCH-REVERED BROTHERS CAZIMERO AND THEIR “HO’ONANEA SERIES” ON SATURDAY,THE 2ND, AT 7:30PM AT THE MACC! THE BEAUTIFUL HARMONIES AND SHOWMANSHIP OF ROBERT AND ROLAND CAZIMERO, MATCHED WITH LOVELY HULA, MAKES FOR A GRAND LEI DAY FESTIVITY! ENJOY PRE-SHOW HO’ONANEA FESTIVITIES AT 5:30 WITH SAVORY FOOD, LIVE MUSIC, A HAWAIIAN ARTS & CRAFTS DISPLAY, AND A PERVASIVE SPIRIT OF ALOHA THAT LASTS WELL BEYOND THE EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT!

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 SUMMER GADDIS. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: ALOHA.

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