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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning May 1, 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.

(Headlines-VO)

J: SUPPLY, DEMAND...AND GETTING PEOPLE AND THINGS FROM THERE TO HERE. IT ALL TOPS OUR NEWS THIS WEEK.

HC: THE PLANTING OF TEN PRECIOUS AND RARE 'AHINAHINA AT THE SUMMIT OF HALEAKALA USHERS IN A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PARTNERSHIP TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE WATERSHED LANDS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

J: AND ONE OF THE MOST PROGRESSIVE SCHOOLS IN THE STATE GETS A FINANCIAL SHOT IN THE ARM FROM A GROUP OF FOLKS WHO HAVE SEEN AND DONE IT ALL.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE ALMOST-NEVER-ENDING STORY ON THE BASEBALL DIAMOND FINALLY FEATURES A BIG FINISH AS THE BEARS AND SABERS FACE OFF FOR THE FIFTH TIME. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUPS IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON MAY DAY, FIRST FRIDAY AND A GREAT DEAL MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

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

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG. JULIE Y HAS THE WEEK OFF. APRIL WAS A MONTH OF ECONOMIC TRAGEDIES IN HAWAII WITH THE CLOSURE OF MOLOKAI RANCH AND THE LOSS OF TWO MAJOR AIRLINES FROM HAWAIIAN SKIES.

(Turn to cam) BUT EVEN AFTER GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE ASSURED HAWAII'S CITIZENS THAT THOSE EVENTS WERE NOT INDICATIVE OF A SAGGING ECONOMY IN HAWAII, SHE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR THE LATEST ECONOMIC CHALLENGE TO THE STATE - A RICE SHORTAGE. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TAKES A LOOK AT THE PROBLEM - INCLUDING WHETHER OR NOT THERE REALLY IS A PROBLEM.

IN WHAT TRULY HAS TO BE A CASE OF FEAST AND FAMINE, THERE IS A RICE SHORTAGE - ALTHOUGH YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IT BY THE STOCK ON TH SHELVES AT STAR MARKET IN KIHEI. NOT ONLY DID THEY HAVE AN AMPLE SUPPLY ON THE SHELVES AT STAR AND AT FOODLAND THIS WEEK, MANAGEMENT FOR BOTH CHAINS SAY THEY HAD MORE IN STOCK, AND MORE ON THE WAY.

FOODLAND SET A LIMIT OF TWO 20-POUND BAGS THIS WEEK, WHILE STAR HAD YET TO IMPOSE A LIMIT. IN STARK CONTRAST, COSTCO WHOLESALE IN KAHULUI RAN OUT FRIDAY ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER IMPOSING A PURCHASE LIMIT. ANOTHER SMALL SHIPMENT WAS QUICKLY SNATCHED UP SATURDAY, AND A SMALL PALATE LOAD IMMEDIATELY SOLD OUT YESTERDAY.

SO, WHY IS IT HAPPENING? BUSINESS ANALYSTS SAY COUNTRIES LIKE THE PHILLIPINES AND BANGLADESH, WHERE RICE IS THE BULK OF THE DIET, HAVE MORE DEMAND THAN SUPPLY. TO KEEP FROM STARVING, EXPORTS HAVE ALL BUT STOPPED. WHAT DOES REMAIN IN SOARING PRICE - IF IT'S NOT UNDER ARMED GUARD.

BUT MOST OF THE RICE HAWAII GETS COMES FROM CALIFORNIA - WHERE THERE IS NO SUDDEN CRISIS. HOWEVER, THE WORLDWIDE TITL IN RICE COMMERCE WILL LIKELY SEE RICE PRODUCERS THERE DOUBLE THEIR PROFITS.

THE NET RESULT REMAINS TO BE SEEN. MEANWHILE, THERE IS RICE AVAILABLE ON MAUI AND THERE IS MORE ON THE WAY. MANAGEMENT AT EVERY RETAILER WE SPOE WITH STRONGLY ENCOURAGED SHOPPERS NOT TO HOARD RICE. ON MANAGER SAID THE ONLY THING THAT CAN COME OF THAT IS - YOU MIGHT BE THE ONE ON THE BLOCK WITH A LOT OF RICE...AND A LOT OF BUGS. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) FOR UPDATES ON THOSE PENDING MAJOR SHIPMENTS OF RICE TO THE KAHULUI COSTCO, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS -DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO BREAKING NEWS.

(Aloha Cargo)(PiP-AlohaCargoLogo)

J: MEANWHILE, IT'S REALLY NOT HELPING AT ALL THAT - LATE MONDAY - ALOHA AIRLINES ABRUPTLY CEASED THEIR INTER-ISLAND AIR CARGO OPERATIONS. A BRIEF NEWS RELEASE MONDAY AFTERNOON BLAMED THE SHUTDOWN ON THE COMMERCIAL FINANCE DIVISION OF THE GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, THE AIRLINE'S CHIEF SOURCE OF FUNDS. ALOHA SAID GMAC WAS UNWILLING TO PROVIDE ANY MORE MONEY SO - AFTER ONE CARGO FLIGHT MONDAY AFTERNOON, THEY GROUNDED THE REST OF THE FLEET.

THE MOVE PUTS 300 MORE ALOHA EMPLOYEES OUT OF WORK, SETTLES THE SENIOR VERSUS JUNIOR PILOT ISSUE THE HARD WAY, AND LEAVES THE STATE WITHOUT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE THAT CARRIED MORE THAN THREE-QUARTERS OF THE GOODS SHIPPED BETWEEN THE ISLANDS.

THE TIMING WAS A CRUSHING BLOW TO MAUI BUSINESSES LIKE PARADISE FLOWER FARMS IN KULA. OWNERS TEENA AND CRAIG RASMUSSEN TOLD THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER THEY SPEND THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH SHIPPING FRESH FLOWERS STATEWIDE ON ALOHA. AND RIGHT NOW ON MAY DAY - IT WON'T BE LEI DAY FOR MANY FLORISTS ACROSS HAWAII IF THE RASMUSSENS CAN'T FIND AN ALTERNATIVE. HAWAIIAN AIRLINES OFFER CARGO SERVICE - BUT ONLY ON A SCALE OF ABOUT ONE EIGHTH OF WHAT ALOHA HAD GOING.

HAWAII SUPERFERRY ALSO OFFERS CARGO SERVICE, BUT LIMITATIONS THERE INCLUDE THE FACT THAT SHIPPERS MUST TRAVEL WITH THEIR SHIPMENTS - AND SUPERFERRY STILL OPERATES ONLY BETWEEN HONOLULU AND KAHULUI.

((FF-CG-VO)) BUT THERE'S A MAJOR CHANGE AT HAWAII SUPERFERRY, TOO. CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JOHN GARIBALDI WAS REPLACED FRIDAY BY RETIRED ADMIRAL TOM FARGO. GARIBALDI WILL REMAIN ON THE SUPERFERRY BOARD AND WILL HOLD THE TITLE OF VICE-CHAIRMAN. FARGO ADDS A DECIDEDLY NAVY TOUCH TO THE OPERATION AS HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER AT SEA TOOK PLACE ON THE WATCH OF JOHN F. LEHMAN WHILE LEHMAN SERVED AS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

(ON-CAM) J.F. LEHMAN AND COMPANY IS THE SUPERFERRY'S CHIEF STOCKHOLDER AND HAS PROMISED AN INFUSION OF CAPITOL TO KEEP SUPERFERRY IN BUSINESS - LEGALLY AND PROFITABLY.

(Haleakala Partnership) (PiP-Ahinahina)

HC: THERE ARE 189 HAWAIIAN PLANTS THAT GROW INSIDE HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK - INCLUDING FIFTY-SEVEN SPECIES THAT GROW NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD. BUT THERE ARE ALSO TWENTY-ONE SPECIES INTRODUCED BY EARLY SETTLERS FROM POLYNESIA. AND THERE ARE MORE THAN 300 INVASIVE SPECIES THAT THREATEN THEM ALL. MAUI TV NEWS TRAVELLED TO THE SUMMIT TO WITNESS THE BIRTH OF A PARTNERSHIP DEDICATED TO PRESERVING WHAT'S GOOD - AND ELIMINATING WHAT'S BAD.

(take Haleakala pkg) EVEN WHEN IT'S OVERCAST, THIS MOST SACRED PLACE CAN INSPIRE ONE'S SPIRIT. (mahina chant) ON THIS DAY, A HUI OF PARTNERS GATHERED TO PLANT YOUNG SILVERSOWRDS AS A SYMBOL OF THEIR COMMITMENT TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THESE PRECIOUS GROUNDS. A COMMITMENT OF 2.3 MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL MONEY WILL GO ALONG WAY IN SUPPORTING THIS BOLD JOINT VENTURE.

Marilyn Parris, Haleakala National Park Superintendent.

MP01: "What makes it bold is that we already have excellent existing partnerships here - East maui Watershed, MISC - the Maui Invasive Species Committee, the Leeward Haleakala Partnership. What makes this different is that its new money. The national Park Service, in preparation for it's centennial in 2016 has put aside about 25 million dollars where they'll match money put up by partners. So we're not here today to celebrate establishment of a new partnership. We're here to celebrate the success, new money and the vision we all share for the future."

IT'S CALLED THE CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE AND IT'S A FORWARD-FACING PLAN TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS AT HALEAKALA AND ALL NATIONAL PARKS. WITH THE INFUSION OF FUNDS, THERE WILL BE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STEWARDSHIP OF THIS MOST SACRED PLACE.

MP02: "We have additional staffing. We got increases to our base funds. We're going to have five brand new interpretive "seasonals" out, about four new maintenance employees and other increases to our base that helps us prepare for that hundred-year anniversary."

AMONG THE PROMINENT PARTNERS IS THE MAUI INVASIVE SPECIES COMMITTEE - WHICH HAS A STAF OF BARELY MORE THAN TWO DOZEN TO TRY TO COMBAT FOREIGN PLANTS AND ANIMALS FROM TAKING HOLD IN THE COUNTY'S DIVERS AND FRAGILE ECOSYSTEMS.

Teya Penniman, Manager, MISC

TP: "One of our key targets is called pampass grass.///It's one of the two species we spend most of our resources on - pampas grass and the other is miconia.(Howzit going with Miconia) It's going well. We're succeeding in kep it from moving. For the most part we're keeping it out of the native forest."

WILL THE CASH INFUSION HELP THEIR BATTLE?

TP02: Oh absolutely. It will allow us to hire additional staff. We're trying to establish Maui as a weed management area. And that's a lot of area to cover.///"

KAHU CHARLIE MAXWELL SPOKE OF THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PLACE - AND THE IMPORTANT ROLE SYMBOLIZED BY THE AHINAHINA, OR SILVERSWORD - A PLANT SO RARE IT CAN ONLY BE FOUND HERE. AFTER HE BLESSED THE SITE WHERE EACH PLANT WOULD TAKE ROOT, THE PARTNERS DUG AND NESTED THE YOUNG PLANTS. HE EXPLAINED THAT - IN ANTHER 20 YEARS, THEY WILL BLOOM, SPREAD THEIR SEEDS AND BRING EVEN MORE OF THEIR MOST PRECIOUS KIND TO THIS MOST PRECIOUS PLACE.

MP03: "Planting silverswods is one of the coolest things I've ever done. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it."

UNCLE CHARLIE EXPLAINED THE CHICKEN SKIN MIGHT BE FROM THE COLD...BUT MORE LIKELY FROM THE PLACE ORIGINALLY NAMED A LA HEA KA LA - THE CALLING OF THE SUN. FROM THE UMMIT FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE MANY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE PARK AND THE PARTNERSHIP, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL TAKE YOU BACK FOR A RECAP OF THE MAJOR CLEANUP THAT SPRUCED UP ALL OF MAUI DURING THE KEEP THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL PROJECT.

HC: AND "REACHING ACROSS TIME." WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW RETIREES ARE HELPING PAVE THE WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR MAUI'S GIFTED STUDENTS.

J: AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO BUY A VOWEL, YOU MIGHT WANT TO MAKE PLANS TO BE ON THE BIG ISLAND NEXT MONTH. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


B BLOCK

(WORK DAY WRAP) (PiP - Work Day)

J: LAST SATURDAY MORE THAN FIFTEEN HUNDRED VOLUNTEERS FANNED OUT ACROSS MAUI COUNTY TO TAKE PART IN THE "KEEP THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL" PROJECT - COORDINATED BY THE COMMUNITY WORK DAY PROGRAM.

(vo) IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI, MEMBERS OF MAUI ROTARY CLUBS JOINED FORCES TO CLEAN UP PARTS OF PUKALANI AND KULA. AND THEY WERE JOINED BY STUDENT ROTARIANS, PART OF THE INTER-ACT PROGRAM AT KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL.

A VERY FAMILIAR SITE ACROSS THE COUNTY WERE PILES OF ORANGE TRASH BAGS FILLED WITH LITTER...EXCEPT FOR THE KINDS OF LITTER THAT DOESN'T FIT IN A BAG...OR YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO PUT IN ONE.

AT COMMUNITY WORK DAY HEADQUARTERS, IT WAS PAINT RECYCLING AS RESIDENTS WERE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OLD LEFTOVER AND PROBABLY NEVER-TO-BE-USED-AGAIN PAINT IN TO BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. DON'T WORRY, WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS NOT POLLUTION OF THE WORST KIND, BUT JUST THE OPPOSITE.

"Loc" CWD Worker

LOC: "We take the paint that people bring in and spread it on the bagasse - which is ground up sugar cane. We then let it dry and we can take it to the land fill as non-toxic, so it won't leak into the earth."

AT THE CENTRAL MAUI LANDFILL, THE CLEANUP TOPIC WAS "COVER UP," AS MAUI POLICE OFFICERS STOPPED EVERY VEHICLE ON IT'S WAY IN TO EXPLAIN THAT IT'S THE LAW TO COVER UP LOADS BEING HAULED TO THE DUMP. NO CITATIONS WERE ISSUED. INSTEAD, THE EFFORT WAS TO EDUCATE - AND NOT TO PUNISH.

Rhiannon Chandler, Program Director, Community Work Day

"The law actually specifies that if you are in violation, it's actually a fine of 250 dollars. I don't kbnow how often they enforce that. But the officers today are reminding every vehicle that the citing could cost you 25 dollars, but they're not going to do that today."

THERE WAS A STEADY STREAM OF VEHICLES COMING THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT SATURDAY MORNING. MAUI COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR KUHEA PARACUELLES KEPT A LOG OF WHICH ONES WOULD HAVE COMPLIED WITH THE LAW AND WHICH ONES WOULD NOT. THE FINE FOR HAULING AN UNCOVERED AND UNSECURED LOAD CAN BE $250.

(ON-CAM TAG) BETWEEN EIGHT AND 10 SATURDAY MORNING, SHE COUNTED 61 TRUCKS. OF THOSE, 19 MET THE LETTER OF THE LAW AND 42 DID NOT. ON ANOTHER DAY, THAT COULD HAVE RESULTED IN FINES TOTALING 10,500 DOLLARS.


(SPEED CRACKDOWN)(PiP-HEADLIGHTS)

HC: SATURDAY NIGHT IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY AS MAUI POLICE WERE OUT TO CRACK DOWN ON SPEEDERS AND RECKLESS DRIVERS. A SPEED CONTROL OPERATION IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI RESULTED IN 65 CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS.

(VO) POLICE FROM THE TRAFFIC, PATROL AND DUI DIVISIONS FOCUSED ON HIGHWAYS BETWEEN WAILUKU AND WAILEA BETWEEN EIGHT AND MIDNIGHT. WHILE MOST TICKETS WERE WRITTEN FOR SPEEDS EXCEEDING THE LIMIT BY 15 TO 20 MILES AN HOUR, ONE MOTORIST RECEIVED A TICKET FOR IMPEDING TRAFFIC BY TRAVELLING 40 MILES AN HOUR IN THE LEFT LANE OF A 55 MILE AN HOUR ZONE.

(ON-CAM) ANOTHER MOTORIST WAS CLOCKED AT ONE HUNDRED AND ONE MILES AN HOUR, BUT POLICE CALLED OFF THE CHASE AS A PUBLIC SAFETY RISK. THERE WERE ALSO FOUR D-U-I ARRESTS SATURDAY NIGHT. LIEUTENANT BOBBY HILL OF THE TRAFFIC SECTION TOLD MAUI TV NEWS THAT FIVE OF THE EIGHT FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS SO FAR THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN THE RESULT OF SPEED, RECKLESS DRIVING OR BEING IMPAIRED. HE ALSO SAID THERE WILL BE MORE UNANNOUNCED SPEED ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY.

(AARP-KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL)(PiP-People+cake)

J: THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS IS HUGE. IT'S OPEN TO PEOPLE AGE 50 AND OVER - RETIRED OR NOT. THIS WEEK, MEMBERS OF A-A-R-P HAWAII, REACHED BACK A GENERATION OR TWO, TO HELP LAY A FIRM EDUCATION FOUNDATION FOR SOME OF MAUI'S MOST GIFTED STUDENTS.

(take vo) A NOON ASSEMBLY MONDAY AT KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL WAS THE SITE OF A BIG CHECK PRESENTATION - AND WE MEAN BIG. TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IS BEING DONATED TO THE SCHOOL TO HELP FUND THE UNIQUE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION PROJECTS THERE. IN ADDITION, AS A CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF A-A-R-P, THE SCHOOL RECEIVED THE ETHEL PERCY ANDRUS AWARD. ANDRUS WAS A LIFE-LONG EDUCATOR AS WELL AS THE FOUNDER OF A-A-R-P A HALF-CENTURY AGO. WHILE STUDENTS GOT TO LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT HER LIFE, A-A-R-P HAWAII'S LEADER SAID SHE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL.

Stuart Ho, AARP Hawaii State president

SH01: "It's remarkable what this school has done with one or two hands tied behind its back. I've been followit this project for some time. I think Ethel Percy Andrus, in whose name this award was given, would have been especially proud of this school."

MORE THAN A THOUSAND SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE APPLIED FOR A SHARE OF THE GRANT AND – IN HAWAII - KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL WAS SELECTED BY A PANEL OF, YOU GUESSED IT, RETIRED HAWAII TEACHERS. THE LOCAL SHARE OF THE MILLION-DOLLAR A-A-R-P FUND WILL BE PUT TO GOOD USE.


Dan Kuhar, lead facilitator, KCS STEM Academy

DK01: "Some of it will go toward more science supplied and some toward our partnerships. When you have as many community partners as we do, you share assets - for example, space and expertise. Sometimes their budgets are as tight as ours, we like to share supplies - particularly with NOAA like underwater cameras and stuff. So it's kind of a give and take."

THE CONNECTION OF RETIREES AND YOUNG STUDENTS ISN'T REALLY THAT FAR-FETCHED. ONE OF A-A-R-P'S MAJOR COMMITMENTS IS TO CONNECT GENERATIONS BY PROMOTING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT. INCIDENTALLY, KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL ALSO HAS THE DISTINCTION OF ADVANCING EIGHTY PERCENT OF ITS STUDENTS TO HIGHER EDUCATION RATHER THAN QUITTING SCHOOL TO ENTER THE JOB MARKET AFTER TWELFTH GRADE. THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS AROUND 66 PERCENT.

(HAWAII WHEEL)(PiP-Wheel of Fortune)

HC: IF YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE LUCKY THAN SMART AND GET RICH ON A TV GAME SHOW, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE. WHEEL OF FORTUNE IS COMING TO HAWAII.

(vo) THE POPULAR GAME SHOW THAT COMBINES LUCK WITH THE CHALLENGE OF REMEMBERING ALL THE LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET WILL BE FILMING EPISODES ON THE BIG ISLAND IN SEPTEMBER. AND THEY'LL BE PICKING THEIR CONTESTANTS IN JUNE.

(on-cam) THE SHOW'S PRODUCERS SAY THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE TO SPIN, SOLVE AND WIN. IF YOU'RE OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND HAVE NOT APPEARED ON A NETWORK GAME SHOW, DATING SHOW OR REALITY SHOW IN THE PAST 10 YEARS, YOU JUST MIGHT MAKE IT. FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE PRODUCERS OF WHEEL OF FORTUNE, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(IRS EMAIL SCAM)(PiP-IRS logo)

J: AND THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE SAYS THE ONLY LUCK YOU'LL HAVE WILL BE BAD LUCK IF YOU FALL FOR AN EMAIL PHISHING SCAM THAT'S CIRCULATING ON THE INTERNET RIGHT NOW.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR AN EMAIL THAT CLAIMS TO BE FROM THE I-R-S THAT ASKS YOU FOR CHECKING ACCOUNT INFORMATION. THE MESSAGE CLAIMS THAT THE RECIPIENT IS DUE A REFUND, AND THE ACCOUNT INFORMATION IS NEEDED TO ELECTRONICALLY TRANSFER THE FUNDS BACK TO YOU. YOU'LL BE DIRECTED TO A PHONY IRS SITE THAT ASKS FOR YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, ACCOUNT NUMBERS AND PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS. IF YOU GIVE IT TO THEM, COUNT YOURSELF A WILLING VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT.

THE IRS SAYS SUCH SCAMS HAVE BEEN ON THE INCREASE IN RECENT YEARS. IF YOU RECEIVE SUCH AN EMAIL, THE I-R-S - THE REAL ONE - ASKS THAT YOU FORWARD IT TO THEM. FOR THAT EMAIL ADDRESS, PLUS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER TO REPORT A POTENTIAL SCAM, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.


(Toss to C Block)

HC: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE TWO-GAME SEASON ENDER WE ALL LOOKED FORWARD TO IN M-I-L BASEBALL WOUND UP BEING A FIVE-GAME SERIES. KALAPANA IS UP NEXT WITH THE 2008 PENNANT WINNERS IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN, HOLLY WILL BE BACK WITH MAY DAY OPTIONS FOR YOU, PLUS MUSIC, DRAMA AND A WHOLE LOT MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: (Looking "nervous," almost a little frightened) IS IT OVER YET? (Changing personalities to the "calming" voice) YES, KALAPANA...IT'S OVER.

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

JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT WE MIGHT JUST ADVANCE STRAIGHT INTO THE 2009 MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON, THIS YEAR'S DIVISION BATTLE FINALLY CAME TO AN END WHEN MAUI HIGH GRABBED THE WINNER-TAKE-ALL PENNANT VICTORY MONDAY NIGHT, WITH A FINAL SCORE OF TWO TO ONE. GOING INTO THAT MATCHUP, THE MAUI HIGH SABERS AND THE BALDWIN BEARS TRADED VICTORIES - AND LOSSES - AFTER MAUI HIGH WON THE M-I-L DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ON APRIL 21ST IN A WINNER-TAKE-ALL SHOWDOWN, THE BALDWIN BEARS CAME BACK AND SPLIT THE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP BY DEFEATING THE SABERS ON SATURDAY NIGHT - FORCING YET ANOTHER WINNER-TAKE-ALL MATCHUP THIS PAST MONDAY NIGHT.

DID YOU GET ALL THAT? IT ALL HAPPENED IN THE SIXTH INNING AS TWO ERRORS ON ONE PLAY ALLOWED THE MAUI HIGH SABERS TO SCORE THE FIRST OF TWO RUNS IN THE INNING. AN R-B-I SINGLE BY JUSTIN FONTANILLA SCORED JORDAN INAMASU AND THAT WAS ENOUGH TO GIVE THE MAUI HIGH SABERS THE OUTRIGHT M-I-L DIVISION PENNANT - THEIR FIRST IN A DECADE.

BUT STEPPING BACK IN TIME TO THE GAME THAT FORCED THE FINAL-FINAL...FINAL, HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM SATURDAY NIGHTS GAME THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE FINAL-FINAL.

(VO) PLENTY OF ENERGY GOING INTO THIS ONE AS THE SABERS BLAST ONTO THE FIELD WHILE THE BEARS UTTER THEIR RALLY CRY. FIRST UP FOR THE BEARS WAS SKYLER CABACUNGAN - STILL SPORTING A BIG BANDAGE HE GOT AFTER A FACE-FIRST SLIDE IN THE PREVIOUS NIGHT'S GAME. CABACUNGAN WALKS AND SABER PITCHER, PETER IBANEZ - A LEFTY GETS TO LOOK STRAIGHT AT HIM. AND IN A MOVE THAT SURPRISED NO ONE...ONE OF THE MORE OBVIOUS PICKOFF ATTEMPTS OF THE SEASON. OR MAYBE THIS ONE WAS. UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES OF THE SABER AUNTIES, YES, ANOTHER TRY. WHEN HE DOES FIRE A FAST BALL, HE GETS BALDWIN'S NEIL MORIOKA TO POP UP AND REY MOLLINA GETS THE EASY OUT.

UP NEXT IS BALDWIN'S JORDAN NEGRINI AND AFTER TWO "GET BACK SKYLER" TOSSES TO FIRST, NEGRINI FLIES OUT TO SABER TEVEN MASULIT-DEVERA AT SECOND. TWO AWAY AND UP COMES RILEY BEESON. A COUPLE OF "BACKS" AND BEESON'S POPPER WINDS UP IN THE GLOVE OF IBANEZ. ALL THREE OUTS ON INFIELD FLIES.

SABERS HALF OF THE FIRST AND YOU GET THE SENSE A TREND IS STARTING WHEN MITCH CRIM'S LEAD-OFF AT-BAT IS A FLY OUT TO KAINALU GARSO IN LEFT FIELD. BROCK SHISHIDO ON THE MOUND FOR THE BEARS AND HIS FIRST PITCH TO JOSH GASCON - AND HE FLIES OUT TO CHASE TOKUNAGA IN RIGHT. THE TREND IS FINALLY BROKEN WHEN JORDAN INAMASU SENDS A LINE DRIVE INTO SHALLOW LEFT CENTER. BUT THERE'S NO NEW TREND AS MAUI HIGH'S TRAVIS MANUEL HITS INTO A FORCE AT SECOND TO END THE INNING.

TOP OF THE SECOND AND THIS MIGHT LOOK FAMILIAR. BALDWIN'S BROCK SHISHIDO AT BAT AND HE SENDS THIS ONE ALMOST A MILE...BUT THERE'S MITCH CRIM ON THE RECEIVING END FOR THE OUT.

MOVING ON TO THE THIRD AND BALDWIN'S KAULANA CHING FIRES A BULLET DOWN THE THIRD BASE LINE FOR AN EASY STANDUP DOUBLE - MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF HIS TEAMMATES. THE REST OF THE INNING WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL AND IT STAYED THAT WAY UNTIL THE TOP OF THE FOURTH WHEN JORDAN NEGRINI'S GROUNDER TO JORDAN AGCAOILI WAS A LITTLE TOO HOT TO HANDLE. HE'S SAFE.

BROCK SHISHIDO MAKES CONTACT AND - ALMOST NOBODY IS MORE SURPRISED THAN HE IS WHEN IT SAILS OVER THE LEFT FIELD FENCE FOR A TWO-RUN HOMER. IT'S HIS FIRST EVER, AND WHAT A TIME TO CONNECT! AND YOU GOTTA KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO KEEP COOL WHEN YOU JUST HIT A HOME RUN IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. BROCK PULLS IT OFF LIKE A PRO!

THE BEARS ADDED ONE MORE IN THE SEVENTH TO CAP OFF SHISHIDO'S THREE-HIT SHUTOUT OF THE SABERS, AND THERE WERE HIGH-FIVES ALL AROUND AS THESE TWO TEAMS KNEW THEY WOULD MEET ONCE AGAIN TWO DAYS HENCE FOR THE FIFTH TIME IN JUST 11 DAYS.

(ON-CAM) A STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD MONDAY NIGHT SAW A STELLAR PERFORMANCE FROM THE SABER SENIORS TO CAPTURE THE WIN AND THE TITLE AND CAP THEIR SEASON AT 13 AND THREE.

BOTH TEAMS MOVE ON TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT ON OAHU NEXT WEEK IN DIVISION ONE. REPRESENTING MAUI IN DIVISION TWO WILL BE POWERHOUSE SAINT ANTHONY'S AND DIVISION RUNNER-UP MOLOKA'I.

BEFORE WE GO WE ALSO WANT TO ADD OUR "CONGRATULATIONS" TO ELYSE OKADA OF MAUI HIGH. THE SENIOR WON AN UNPRECEDENTED FOURTH STRAIGHT M-I-L INDIVIDUAL GOLF TITLE. HER WIN ON SATURDAY CAPPED A RECORD-SETTING CAREER FOR THE SABERS. NOW SHE MOVES ON TO OREGON STATE ON - WHAT ELSE - A GOLF SCHOLARSHIP AT THE PAC-10 SCHOOL.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. BE SURE TO LET US KNOW IF YOUR TEAM HAS A SEASON OR SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP. SEND YOUR NOTICES TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. WE'LL DO OUR VERY BEST TO HELP YOU GET THE WORD OUT, AND MAYBE EVEN 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: THIS WEEK, WE CELEBRATE MAY DAY ON MAUI WITH SUNSHINE, FRAGRANT FLOWERS, AND THE SHINING STARS OF OUR ISLAND OHANA. ALOHA EVERYONE. I’M HOLLY CHUNG WITH THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST OF WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE ON MAUI, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, ON MAUI TV NEWS.

SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND GUITARIST, JASON MRAZ, HAS TRAVELED ALL THE WAY FROM HIS HOMETOWN, VIRGINIA, TO BRING HIS REMEDY TO THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S CASTLE THEATER. ROCK OUT WITH THIS DYNAMIC AND ECLECTIC ARTIST, ON THURSDAY, MAY 1ST, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 35, 30, AND 20 DOLLARS.

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE MONTH AGAIN, TO ROAM THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN WAILUKU AND TAKE IN THE SIGHTS, SMELLS, AND SOUNDS OF FIRST FRIDAY. ENJOY FREE LIVE PERFORMANCES, ART WALK EXHIBITS, STREET VENDORS, AND SPECIAL DISCOUNTS OFFERED BY STORES AND RESTAURANTS, ON FRIDAY, MAY 2ND, FROM 5 TO 7:30 PM.

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THE TALENTED THESPIANS OF BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL AND THEIR PRODUCTION OF CRIMES OF THE HEART, ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 2ND AND 3RD, AT 7:30 PM, AND ON SUNDAY, MAY 4TH, AT 5 PM, AT THE LOUDIN MINI-THEATER ON THE BALDWIN CAMPUS. TICKETS ARE 10, 8, AND 6 DOLLARS, WITH PROCEEDS CONTRIBUTING TO THE THESPIANS’ TRIP TO THE INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN CONFERENCE, IN NEBRASKA, THIS SUMMER.

THE BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE MAY DAY IS WITH THE BROTHERS CAZIMERO AT THE MACC’S CASTLE THEATER. THESE MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY HAWAIIAN MUSIC BRING THEIR IMPECCABLE MUSICIANSHIP AND STYLISH VOCAL HARMONIES TO MAUI ON FRIDAY, MAY 2ND, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 40, 30, AND 10 DOLLARS.

YOU’LL BE DANCING IN YOUR SEAT, GROOVING TO A COLLECTION OF ECLECTIC SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS THAT ARE SOULFUL AND STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART. HEART DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS A FUN FILLED EVENING OF HAPPY TAPPING DANCERS OF ALL AGES, ON SATURDAY, MAY 3RD, AT 7:30 PM, AT THE MACC’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. TICKETS ARE 18 AND 15 DOLLARS.

ON TUESDAY, MAY 6TH, AT 7:30 PM, THE TALENTED STUDENTS OF THE KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL BAND TAKE THE STAGE AT THE MACC’S CASTLE THEATER. THE PERFORMANCE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

BORN IN LANA’I CITY IN 1952, BOBBY INGANO CRAVED MUSIC AND HIS INSPIRATION CAME THROUGH THE SINGLE RADIO IN HIS HOME. ENJOY THE NAHENAHE SOUNDS OF BOBBY INGANO, NOW AN INSPIRATION, HIMSELF, TO MANY YOUNG ENTERTAINERS IN HAWAI’I, AT THE MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR CONCERT SERIES, ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 7TH, AT 7:30 PM, AT THE NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT. TICKETS ARE 45 DOLLARS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND MORE, PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE, AT MAUI TV NEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. IF YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH US ABOUT AN UPCOMING EVENT HAPPENING HERE ON MAUI, I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT. PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUI TV NEWS.COM. I’M HOLLY CHUNG AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. AND THIS WEEK WE LEAVE YOU WITH SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS OF SPRINGTIME IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI.

HC: BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU TO PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS FROM OUR WEB SITE TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN THIS WEEKEND'S "KEEP THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL" PROJECT.

J: AND ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO PLAY BACK THIS PROGRAM ANY TIME FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS. YOU CAN ALSO FIND DETAILS ON ORDERING DVD COPIES OF ANY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. YOU'LL ALSO FIND DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AND LINKS TO IMPORTANT STORIES AND NEWSMAKERS.

HC: 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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