Holly Chung - Coming Attractions Anchor/Reporter Maui TV News - Biographies Jeff King, Anchor/Reporter Home "Search" is coming soon to MauiTVNews.com Kalapana, Sports!  Anchor/Reporter Julie Y, Anchor/Reporter Breaking News Stories Maui TV News, Maui's first and only professionally produced weekly television news program, airing on Hawaii's KIKU, Channel 10, Saturdays at 4:30. Also airing at www.mauitvnews.com and across the state of Hawai'i on News on Demand on Oceanic Digital  Cable Channel 110. About Us Contact Us

Anchor Script for Maui TV News for April 30, 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 LOOKS DANGEROUS AND IT WAS...THIS WAS THE CLIFF FACE BEFORE IT CAME DOWN ON HANA HIGHWAY FOR THE SECOND TIME IN FOUR WEEKS. AND THAT WAS JUST ONE OF THE EMERGENCIES ROAD CREWS FACED LAST WEEKEND.

IN SPORTS, NA ALII WON THE FIRST OFFICIAL MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP. WE'VE GOT SOME OF THE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU.

(on-cam) AND SUMMER GADDIS IS HERE WITH THE LIST OF FAR MORE THINGS TO DO THAN THERE ARE DAYS TO DO THEM ALL. SHE HAS DETAILS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT...SOLO JEFF)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO AN ABBREVIATED EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS - I'M JEFF KING. MUCH OF OUR CREW AND OUR SCHEDULE WERE HIT HARD BY COLDS AND FLU THIS WEEK - BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL STORIES WE WANTED YOU TO KNOW ABOUT, SO WE OFFER A SLIGHTLY SHORTER VERSION OF OUR REGULAR WEEKLY NEWSCAST.

(Turn to cam) IT'S ONLY FITTING THAT WE START WITH THE FLU. THAT'S WHERE IT STARTED FOR ME. I GOT THE BUG LAST WEEK - AND, APPARENTLY SO DID HUNDREDS ACROSS MAUI. FORTUNATELY FOR ALL OF US, IT'S NOT SWINE FLU.

(VO) ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE FEATURING THE STATE'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS DETAILING THE PLAN FOR IF OR WHEN SWINE FLU SHOULD REACH OUR SHORES.

(con't vo) IN FACT ALL WEEK THERE HAVE BEEN ONLINE PRESS BRIEFINGS FROM STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL ROBERT LEE - THE GOOD NEWS, STILL NO CASES OF SWINE FLU - OR H1N1 AS DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO REFER TO IT.

STATE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION BRENNON MORIOKA DETAILED THE ALREADY-IN-PLACE MEAUSRES AT STATE AIRPORTS TO MONITOR POTENTIALLY SICK PEOPLE ARRIVING IN HAWAII. THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR MORE THAN FOUR YEARS AND IT'S WORKING WELL SO FAR.

BUT IT HAS BEEN THE STATE'S CHIEF EPIDEMIOLOGIST DOCTOR SARAH PARK WHO HAS HAD THE MOST INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE AS WELL. SHE STRESSED THAT NOW IS NOT A TIME FOR PANIC BUT FOR PREPARATION. IF THE FLU KEEPS YOU OR YOUR KEIKI HOME FROM SCHOOL, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN READY READY INSTEAD OF WAITING UNTIL THERE'S NO BABYSITTERS AVAILABLE. ALSO, THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO IS GO BUY UP ALL THE OVER-THE-COUNTER FLU REMEDIES. HOARDING IS EXPENSIVE AND WILL DO YOU LITTLE GOOD IF THEY DON'T ADDRESS WHATEVER STRAIN MAKES IT TO YOUR HOUSE.

(ON-CAM TAG) THERE'S A STATE WIDE 24/7 TOLL FREE NUMBER TO CALL FOR LOCAL INFORMATION ON SWINE FLU. TO GET IT, JUST GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(rock slides)(PiP-slide face)

J: IT WASN'T THE FLU, BUT COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS PROBABLY WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THE FLU TO THE SERIES OF EVENTS LATE LAST WEEK THAT CREATED MAJOR HEADACHES ON STATE HIGHWAYS.

(VO) IF THIS PICTURE LOOKS FAMILIAR TO YOU - YOU'RE NOT ALONE. TO EAST MAUI MOTORISTS AND STATE ROAD CREWS, IT WAS DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN. LAST THURSDAY NIGHT A ROCK AND MUDSLIDE BLOCKED THE ROAD AT MILE MARKER 21, NEAR THE EAST WAILUA IKI BRIDGE. FOR COMPARISON, HERE'S HOW THE SAME AREA LOOKED AFTER A SLIDE THERE ON MARCH 21ST. AFTER CREWS WERE ABLE TO CLEAR THE INITIAL PILE OF DEBRIS, THEY LEFT A MUD EMBANKMENT UNTIL MORE PERMANENT REPAIRS COULD BE MADE. THOSE REPAIRS - WHICH SCRAPED MORE LOOSE ROCKS FROM THE CLIFFSIDE, CLOSED THE HANA HIGHWAY FOR MUCH OF THE DAY ON APRIL 21ST. THEN, LAST THURSDAY NIGHT, THE 23RD, IT ALL CAME DOWN AGAIN. THIS TIME THE SURGE OF THE EAST WAILUA IKI STREAM WAS VERY EVIDENT.

(ON-CAM) FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS INJURED. AND, AS OF TUESDAY, NO WORD FROM THE STATE ON WHEN THE SECTION WILL BE CLOSED FOR RAIL REPAIR AGAIN - NOR WHAT SORT OF LONG-TERM SOLUTION THEY PLAN TO SEEK TO AVOID FURTHER SLIDES THERE. CLEANUP REOPENED THE ROAD BY 8:30 FRIDAY MORNING.

(KAHEKILI SLIDE)(PiP-Rock)

J: BUT JUST ABOUT THE TIME THE EFFECTS OF THAT HEADACHE WORE OFF...ROAD CREWS WERE HIT WITH ANOTHER ONE ON THE OTHER END OF THE ISLAND.

(FF-CG-VO) IT WASN'T JUST MUD - BUT HUGE BOULDERS THAT FELL ACROSS THE KAHEKILI HIGHWAY NEAR KAHAKULOA AT AROUND 5 P.M. THE AREA, AROUND MILE MARKER 15, KNOWN AS HO'OPI'I GULTCH, WAS COMPLETELY BLOCKED FOR A TIME. MAUI COUNTRY ROAD CREWS WERE ABLE TO MOVE ENOUGH OF THE BOULDERS TO ALLOW ONE VEHICLE AT A TIME TO PASS THROUGH THE AREA, BUT THE BIG WORK WAS POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY.

(ON-CAM) BUT HATS OFF TO MAUI'S AMAZING WORKERS - WHO WENT TO WORK SUNDAY ON THE MESS, CLEARING THE BOULDERS AND OPENING THE ROAD A DAY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

(BUDGET)(PiP-Budget'Charmaine)

J: AND IT'S BEEN A HEADACHE OF A DIFFERENT KIND BUT ONE THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL IS FINALLY RID OF - ALMOST. BY A SEVEN-TO-NOTHING VOTE ON MONDAY THE BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL VOTED TO RECOMMEND PASSAGE OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010. THE TOTAL BUDGET COMES TO 549-POINT-SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS.

IN THE END THEY REDUCED SPENDING BY A LITTLE MORE THAN ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE CURRENT BUDGET. MOST OF THOSE CUTS CAME IN THE FORM OF COUNTY ROAD RESURFACING OR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. COUNCIL MEMBERS SAY THAT WOULD BE FELT THE LEAST BY BOTH MOTORISTS AND THOSE WHOSE JOBS DEPEND ON THAT KIND OF WORK BECAUSE THERE IS ALREADY A BACKLOG OF APPROVED AND FUNDED PROJECTS - ENOUGH TO KEEP THEM BUSY FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

OTHER CUTS IN THE BUDGET COME IN THE FORM OF HIRING FREEZES FOR SOME PREVIOUSLY PROPOSED NEW POSITIONS IN COUNTY GOVERNMENT, WAITING A YEAR BEFORE FILLING SOME CURRENT VACANCIES AND WAITING A YEAR FOR CERTAIN NEW EQUIPMENT PURCHASES.

THE WHOLE COUNCIL WILL SEE THE WHOLE NEW PROPOSAL AT THEIR MAY 15TH MEETING DURING THE FIRST READING. THE FINAL VOTE IS EXPECTED AT THEIR MAY 28TH MEETING AND, IF APPROVED, WOULD GO INTO EFFECT WITH THE NEW FISCAL YEAR ON JULY FIRST.

(TOSS TO C-BLOCK)

UP NEXT IN OUR ABBREVIATED EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, THEY'VE BEEN COMPETING FOR 15 YEARS - BUT THIS TIME IT WAS OFFICIAL. WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO THE FIRST M-I-L SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. THEN SUMMER GADDIS WILL BE HERE WITH A RUNDOWN OF COMING ATTRACTIONS THAT IS ANYTHING BUT ABBREVIATED. STAY WITH US


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

J: IT WAS PROBABLY ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE SPORT OF KINGS BECAME AN OFFICIAL SPORT IN THE M-I-L AS WELL.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING. KALAPANA HAS THE WEEK OFF.

SURFING HAS BEEN AROUND FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, AND COMPETITIVE HIGH SCHOOL SURFING HAS BEEN GOING ON ON MAUI LONGER THAN SOME OF THIS YEAR'S COMPETITORS HAVE BEEN ALIVE - BUT LAST SATURDAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE SURF CHAMPIONSHIP HIT THE BEACH.

(VO) OUT TO HO'OKIPA FOR AN EARLY-MORNING START. THE BOYS COMPETED AT THE PART OF THE BEACH KNOWN AS PAVILLIONS WHILE THE GIRLS COMPETED AT THE BREAK KNOWN AS MIDDLES.

IT WAS A LOW TIDE AND SURF WAS NOT IDEAL FOR THE SHORT BOARD COMPETITION FOR EITHER THE BOYS OR THE GIRLS - BUT IT SEEMED TO LEND ITSELF WELL TO THE BODYBOARD COMPETITION. WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER THE HISTORY BOOKS GET TO OFFICIALLY NOTE WHAT HAS UNOFFICIALLY BEEN THE CASE FOR YEARS: AND THAT IS THAT SURFERS FROM KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL ARE THE BEST ON MAUI.

(FF-CG-VO) FOR THE OVERALL TEAM TITLE, KING KEKAULIKE TALLIED 202 POINTS. LAHAINALUNA CAME IN SECOND WITH 133 POINTS AND IT WAS THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA IN THIRD PLACE WITH 91 POINTS.

(on-cam) THE MARQUIS EVENT OF THE DAY - BOYS SHORTBOARD COMPETITION - PITTED NA ALII'S TANNER HENDRICKSON AGAINST NICK FALBO FROM LAHAINALUNA. IN THE END IT WAS HENDRICKSON PREVAILING FOR KING K. HE HAD A LITTLE EXTRA PRACTICE RECENTLY HAVING JUST RETURNED FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SURFING ASSOCIATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EQUADOR - WHERE HE PLACED 15TH.

AND THE OFFICIAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP WASN'T THE ONLY SURPRISE IN THE M-I-L THIS WEEK...SEEMINGLY OUT OF NOWHERE, KAMEHAMEHA MAUI TOPPED THE DEFENDING BASEBALL CHAMPS FROM MAUI HIGH IN THE M-I-L CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

IT HAPPENED MONDAY NIGHT AT A PACKED MAEHARA STADIUM. THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI JUMPED OUT IN FRONT WITH A FOUR-RUN FIRST INNING AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. THE FINAL SCORE WAS WARRIORS FOUR, SABERS THREE. THE WIN GIVES BOTH TEAMS IDENTICAL 11 AND 4 M-I-L RECORDS. BOTH TEAMS WILL BE AT THE STATE PLAYOFFS ON 'OAHU NEXT WEEK. WE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE HAD HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU BUT OUR CAMERAMAN? YUP. THE FLU.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. KALAPANA WILL BE BACK AT THE DESK WITH YOU NEXT WEEK. NOW HERE'S SUMMER GADDIS WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


(COMING ATTRACTIONS)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

S: WITH THE FIRST OF MAY COMES MAY DAY, LEI DAY, FIRST FRIDAY...AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M SUMMER GADDIS WITH A LOOK AT A BUSY WEEKEND AHEAD.

APRIL SHOWERS MAY BRING MAY FLOWERS, BUT AT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MAY ALSO BRINGS KAMA'AINA AND MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH. ALL MONTH LONG AT THE HAWAIIAN AQUARIUM, SHOW YOUR MILITARY ID OR YOUR LOCAL ID AND ADMISSION IS JUST HALF-PRICE. IN ADDITION TO THOSE DISCOUNTS, THERE ARE ADDITIONAL BARGAINS AT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER STORE AND AT THE SEASCAPE MA'ALAEA RESTAURANT. FOR DETAILS ON THE DEALS - AND ON THE MANY SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR MAY AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THE FIRST WEEK IN MAY IS ALSO THE MAUI CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. IT KICKS OFF FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7 AT MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH WITH "BASICALLY BEETHOVEN." MONDAY NIGHT AT 7 P.M., THE TALENTED ENSEMBLE WILL PLAY A SUNSET SOIREE AT KEAWALAI CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN MAKENA. WEDNESDAY THE FESTIVAL MOVES TO THE WANANALUA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN HANA FOR A 7 P.M. PERFORMANCE. THEN, NEXT FRIDAY THEY RETURN TO THE MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH FOR MUSICAL FIREWORKS. FOR TICKET INFORMATION, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO BE IN SEVERAL PLACES AT ONCE - THIS FRIDAY IS THE DAY TO DO THAT. THERE ARE MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS ALL OVER MAUI - INCLUDING THE FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS AT THE KAPALUA RESORT FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 2 P.M. THERE WILL BE FLOWER LEI MAKING CONTESTS, A STUNNING DISPLAY OF VINTAGE HAWAIIAN CLOTHING, MUSIC AND DANCE - AND ADMISSION IS FREE.

MAY DAY ALSO HAPPENS TO HAPPEN ON FIRST FRIDAY IN WAILUKU. 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.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, THIS 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.

BUT WAIT - AS THEY SAY - THERE'S MORE! THERE'S SOMEPLACE ELSE YOU MIGHT NEED TO BE. DEBUTING THIS FRIDAY - AND RUNNING THROUGH MAY 17TH AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER, IT'S "STEEL MAGNOLIAS," THE CLASSIC STORY OF LIFE AT TRUVY'S BEAUTY PARLOR AND THE SHOP'S SIX MOST INTERESTING CUSTOMERS. STEEL MAGNOLIAS PLAYS FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 7-30 AND SUNDAYS AT 5 AT THE NEWLY-AIR-CONDITIONED IAO THEATER. TICKETS ARE 18 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS - 16 DOLLARS FOR SENIORS AND STUDENTS.

THIS YEAR, MAUI'S ANNUAL MAY DAY CONCERT TRADITION CONTINUES - BUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT - WITH THE MUCH-REVERED BROTHERS CAZIMERO AND THEIR “HO’ONANEA SERIES” 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.

JUST ACROSS THE STREET SATURDAY NIGHT, THERE WILL BE A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE UNCLE BOY KANA'E AT THE MAUI FEST HAWAII DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER EVENT. GATES OPEN AT 6 P.M. TO THE MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS FOR AN EVENING OF FUN, LIVE MUSIC, CULTURE AND A MOVIE ON HAWAII'S LARGEST, PERMANENT OUTDOOR SCREEN. WALK-INS ARE JUST FIVE DOLLARS AND CARLOADS - NO MATTER HOW PACKED THEY ARE, ARE JUST 20 DOLLARS. KEIKI UNDER 12 ARE FREE.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON IT'S THE 12TH ANNUAL "ELEGANT AFTERNOON TEA" TO BENEFIT WOMEN HELPING WOMEN. FROM ON UNTIL 4 P.M. AT THE TEDESCHI VINEYARDS - MAUI'S WINERY AT THE ULUPALAKUA RANCH. ENJOY BREATH-TAKING VIEWS, SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS, A CONTEST FOR THE BEST HAT AND MARVELOUS PUPU PREPARED BY CELEBRITY CHEF BEV GANNON. TICKETS ARE 75 DOLLARS PER PERSON.

NEXT TUESDAY IS THE SECOND COMMUNITY FORUM HOSTED BY THE FRIENDS OF MOKU'ULA TO GATHER MORE PUBLIC INPUT, AND GIVE A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE RESTORATION OF ANCIENT ROYAL GROUNDS IN LAHAINA. THE GROUP WILL HOST THE PUBLIC FORM AT THE PAINA BUILDING ON THE M-C-C CAMPUS FROM FIVE UNTIL SIX-30. A BRIEF PRESENTATION WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A Q AND A SESSION. LIGHT PUPU WILL BE SERVED.

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.


(D Block)

(two shot)

J: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR HAVING TO MAKE IT SO SHORT - AND WE SINCERELY HOPE THE FLU STAYS AWAY FROM YOUR 'OHANA. AND WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT WEEK WHEN WE EXPECT OUR FULL TEAM BACK ON THE SET FOR THE 100TH EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. UNTIL THEN, ALOHA.

(Credits)
(black)
TRT 30:00

Back to Top | Home | Links | Music Contest


Maui TV News is an accredited member of

Radio and Television News Directors Association
& Foundation