|Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending May 6, 2010|
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J: VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE...VERY IMPORTANT ISSUES...AND VERY IMPORTANT ORGANIZATIONS TOP OUR HEADLINES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS...
(ON-CAM) AS AN APPARENTLY MORE-AND MORE POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MAKES ANOTHER VISIT TO ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PLACES, MAUI REVISITS AN ALL-TOO FAMILIAR NEED: AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK PLUS OUR MAYOR THANKS A WEARY - YET TIRELESS- CREW OF FIREFIGHTERS WHO KEPT A BIG FIRE FROM BECOMING A HUGE FIRE.
IN SPORTS, THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS KNOW HOW TO KEEP A GOOD THING GOING - BUT SHANE VICTORINO GOES YARD EVEN BIGGER. AND, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, IT'S BUSY ahead...REALLY, REALLY BUSY. PLUS, DON’T FORGET YOUR MOM THIS SUNDAY. IT'S ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: ALOHA EVERYONE. AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST. I'M JEFF KING. WITH ALL THE FOCUS ON A HOTLY CONTESTED TEMPORARY SEAT IN THE U.S. CONGRESS THAT DOESN'T EVEN AFFECT MAUI - A POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WAS ON ISLAND LAST WEEKEND..
(TURN TO CAM) NEWT GINGRICH IS THE FORMER SPEAKER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. AND HE'S BEEN TO MAUI SEVERAL TIMES - TO PLAY GOLF AND AUTOGRAPH NEW BOOKS. BUT EACH VISIT - OF LATE - HAS BEEN GETTING MORE AND MORE SERIOUS.
(TAKE NEWT PKG) LOVE HIM OR HATE HIM, NEWT GINGRICH HAS BEEN A FORMIDABLE FIGURE IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICS - AS WELL AS AN ASTUTE STUDENT OF U.S. AND WORLD HISTORY. LAST SATURDAY NEWT AND HIS WIFE, CALLISTA, POSED FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND SIGNED BOOKS AND DVDS ON MAUI, BEFORE ADDRESSING A PARTISAN MAUI GATHERING - MANY OF WHOM WISH HE'D JUST GO AHEAD AND ANNOUNCE HIS CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT IN 20-12.
Newt Gingrich, Author, Historian, Candidate?
NG01: "Well, I think there are more and more people who come up to Callista and me who urge us to run - and that does have some impact when you have that many of your fellow citizens tell you they think the country's in trouble and they think it needs a new direction and a new approach."
AMONG THOSE IN ATTENDANCE WAS HAWAI'I STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN JONAH KA'AUWAI, WHO GAVE HIS TAKE ON THE ROLE OF SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE IN THE RACE TO TEMPORARILY FILL THE SEAT VACATED WHEN FORMER CONGRESSMAN NEIL ABERCROMBIE RESIGNED TO RUN FOR HAWAI'I GOVERNOR. THE SENIOR SENATOR RECENTLY SAID ONLY A FOOL WOULD PREDICT THAT WHOEVER WINS THE SHORT TERM ELECTION WOULD BE A SHOE-IN FOR THE FULL-TIME JOB VACATED BY ABERCROMBIE.
Jonah Ka'auwai, Chairman Hawai'i GOP
JK02:"It really showed that he expected Hanabusa to lose - absolutely. It's interesting how Senator Inouye has injected himself into this race and has caused - probably caused his party a loss in this election for Congressional District One."
UNDOUBTEDLY A POPULAR MAN AMONG THIS CROWD, GINGRICH SPECULATED ON A MUCH BROADER LEVEL - ON WHETHER OR NOT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS WHAT MIGHT BE TERMED A FIRST-TERM PRESIDENT OR A ONE-TERM CHIEF OF STATE.
NG02: "I think that's up to the American people in the next couple of years. But certainly if they keep up their current policies of big tax increases and continuing to weaken the economy and keep unemployment at nine or 10 percent, I think the country will pretty rapidly tire of the speeches and ask where the performance is. I think if that happens, there is a real possibility he'll be a one-term President."
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HAS SHRUNK THE PLANET TO THE POINT WHERE NEARLY EVERYONE CAN SEE EVERYTHING - ALMOST INSTANTLY. AND, THAT - GINGRICH SAY - IS OUR ROADMAP TO THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
NG03: "We had a bubble in information technology in 1999. We had a bubble with housing in 2007. We had a bubble with Wall Street in 2008 and I think the fourth bubble is government. Government is too big. It's too expensive. We've adopted union rules and bureaucratic rules that are way too cumbersome and expensive and we can't afford them. If you look at Greece - where they're collapsing. And you look at Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, you see the forerunner of the problems that we have. And, frankly, in many parts of the country, state and local government is in worse shape than the federal government. Mayor Rierdon, the former mayor of Los Angeles, who is a very sophisticated businessman said a couple of weeks ago that he believes the city of Los Angeles may have to file bankruptcy in order to rewrite their pension rules and their health plans for their union contracts. I just think that's not sustainable. I think that's the scale of change we're faced with, so I think the next election will be about the question of who we are and what we have to do to compete with China and India and how we keep ourselves safe. I think those three questions are going to dominate American politics for the next decade."
IN AN ERA WHEN IT'S TOUGH ENOUGH TO GET ELECTED - GINGRICH DEFINED HIS VIEW OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STATESMAN AND A POLITICIAN
NG04:"First of all any statesman has to be a good politician before he can acquire the ability to make decisions. So, whether you look at Lincoln or Jefferson or Jackson or Reagan or Franklin Delano Roosevelt - they all had to be pretty good politicians in order to get to the point where they could become statesmen. I think the key difference, though, is that a statesman tries to figure out what the Country needs over time and then how to explain it to get permission to do it where a politician tries to figure out what they need to do to get through the next election. I think it's a fundamentally big difference in attitude in those two approaches."
(ON-CAM) THE VISIT BY THE GINGRICHES WAS FOR A TWO-FOLD PURPOSE. IN ADDITION TO GIVING ADVICE TO A BATCH OF ASPIRING CANDIDATES - AND ERASING MORE AND MORE DOUBT ABOUT HIS INTENTIONS IN 2014, THE COUPLE WAS ALSO HERE TO PROMOTE A POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY THEY'VE JUST RELEASED, "NINE DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD."
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CG: Callista Gingrich, Documentary Producer
CG01: "The nine days that changed the world were nine days in June of 1979 when Pope John Paul II went to his native homeland of Poland. At that time millions of people came out to see the Holy Father. He was the first Polish Pope in history and the native people were drawn to him because of his charisma. And these nine days were significant because many see them as the beginning of the end to Communism in Poland and Eastern Europe."
THE COMBINATION OF ARCHIVED FILM, OLD FAMILY PHOTOS AND NEWS FOOTAGE OF SOME OF THE LARGEST GATHERINGS OF HUMANS IN HISTORY ARE POIGNANT. CALLISTA GINGRICH'S PERSONAL ANCESTRY WAS PART OF THE INSPIRATION AS A POLISH CATHOLIC AND THIS - THE FIFTH DOCUMENTARY PRODUCED BY THEIR COMPANY, GINGRICH PRODUCTIONS, WAS INSPIRED DURING ANOTHER DOCUMENTARY THEY WERE FILMING TWO YEARS AGO IN EUROPE ON THE LIFE AND INFLUENCE OF PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN.
CG02: "...and at that time we learned about the significance of this visit through interviews with President Lech Walesa and President Vaclav Havel. We asked them about the Holy Father's role in bringing the end to communism and they both said that this trip was significant toward liberating Eastern Europe - and we wanted to share that story."
(ON-CAM TAG) TO
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM AND HOW TO SEE IT, YOU CAN GO TO MAUI TV NEWS
DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
J: IT WAS ONE OF THE QUIETER DISASTERS OF THE YEAR, BUT THAT WEST MAUI BRUSH FIRE SMOLDERED AND FLARED MOST OF THIS WEEK.
(FF-CG-VO) B TUESDAY MORNING THE FIRE HAD SCORCHED 11 HUNDRED ACRES BETWEEN UKUMEHAME - WHERE IT STARTED M MONDAY AFTERNOON - AND OLOLWALU. BY TUESDAY EVENING THE FIRE LINE REMAINED FAIRLY CONSTANT - LIMITED BY TERRAIN AND AVAILABLE FUEL.
(ON-CAM) THE SCARIEST PART WAS AROUND 1 A.M. TUESDAY WHEN A FLARE-UP FORCED ABOUT 100 OLOWALU RESIDENTS TO BE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES. THE RED CROSS SHELTER SET UP IN LAHAINA ONLY HOSTED THREE PEOPLE - BUT STAYED OPEN AN EXTRA DAY JUST IN CASE. MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES - WHOSE TERM BEGAN WITH CREWS BATTLING A MAJOR WEST MAUI FIRE, WAS ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE OF THE EFFORTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND CITIZENS, SAYING, QUOTE,
(FF-CG-VO) "...Our community never fails to come to each other's aid when it's needed..."
(ON-CAM) CREWS REMAINED ON THE SCENE TO KNOCK DOWN HOT SPOTS WELL PAST OUR DEADLINE FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.
(HONUA ULA)(PiP-WAILEA 670 - MAP)
J: IF YOU'VE LIVED ON MAUI - OR FOLLOWED THE NEWS HERE FOR MORE THAN A FEW YEARS, YOU REMEMBER WHEN THE DEBATE WAS OVER A PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT CALLED "WAILEA 670." WELL, THE NAME HAS CHANGED AND THE PROJECT HAS GROWN IN DEBATES - BUT SHRUNK IN PHYSICAL SCALE AND SCOPE OVER THE YEARS.
(TAKE JENCKS VOSOT) IT WAS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST STORIES WE EVER COVERED ON MAUI TV NEWS - A LARGE CROWD GATHERED AT KIHEI COMMUNITY CENTER IN MAY OF 2007 TO HEAR BIOTH SIDES OF THE PROPOSED HONUA'ULA DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH MAUI. AFTER ALL THE ARGUING - OVER THE YEARS - ONE BIG THING HAS CHANGED.
Charlie Jencks, Owners Rep, Honua'ula Partners, LLC
CJ01: "The biggest change took place in April, 2008 when we received our final zoning approval from the County of Maui. So, from that point we started working on the Phase Two documentation. At that time we also agreed that we would do an EIS for the project because we had some triggers that came out of the change in zoning that would mandate compliance with Chapter 343 to do an environmental impact statement. So we're doing that. That has been submitted to the Department of Planning. They have submitted it to the Office of Environmental Quality Control, State of Hawai'i. Thsat document has been published - the notice has been published - and is now out for public review and comment."
THAT'S A HUGE NUMBER OF DOTTED I'S ANSD CROSSED T'S - BUT THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES TO DRAMATICALLY ALTER A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF A SMALL ISLAND - AS WILL BE THE CASE AT HONUA'ULA. THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT - THE EIS - IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF ANY LARGE PROJECT. THE ABSENCE OF AN EIS, FOR EXAMPLE, SANK THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY. HONUA'ULA'S PLANNERS KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DOCUMENT.
CJ02: "An EIS
is a disclosure mitigation document. It's not a permit application,
it's a disclosure mitigation document, so it has a whole series of technical
reports and studies, a lot of discussion about mitigation, what we're
doing about the natural resources, traffic, water, it's all in that
document. The point of this is to bring it out, discuss it openly, get
it out in the open and get it approved -
IF ALL STAYS ON TRACK, BY THE THIRD WEEK OF JUNE, THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL BEGIN PUBLIC MEETINGS TO LOOK AT HONUA'ULA...AGAIN...AS THEY HAVE SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE. BUT, DON'T LOOK FOR TRUCKLOADS OF LUMBER AND CEMENT AND THE SOUND OF HAMMERS AND NAILS SOON AFTER THAT.
CJ03: "We have a lot of other things to do. We have to widen the Pi'ilani Highway, for example, that's got to be done first - it's going to be a couple of years.//
(ON-CAM TAG) TO SEE MAP OF THE PROPOSED HONUA'ULA DEVELOPMENT AND READ THE E-I-S, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(COP ON TOP)(PiP-COP ON TOP LOGO)
J: IT'S LONELY AT THE TOP...BUT, IT CAN BE PROFITABLE. THE ANNUAL COP ON TOP EVENT TOOK OVER THE ROOFS OF MAUI SAFEWAY STORES LAST WEEKEND.
(TAKE COP ON TOP PKG) USUALLY ALONE, THIS YEAR A PAIR OF COPS ON TOP STOOD A LENGTHY VIGIL UNDER MUGGY SKIES ATOP THE KIHEI SAFEWAY. WE SENT UP A WIRELESS MIC FOR AN UPDATE.
Office Nick Krau, MPD Traffic Div.
NK01: "I'm Officer Nick Krau of the Maui Police Department Traffic Division and with me is Sgt. Oren Satterfield of Lahaina Patrol Division. We're up here raising money for the Cop on Top program which is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics which takes place annually. We generate needed funds for the Special Olympics, Hawai'i. All the money raised stays here on the island of Maui to help the athletes here to participate in our community in the Special Olympics games. We at about half-way of day number two and, what's the last total Sarge? A little over 5,000 dollars."
AN EXTREMELY APPRECIATE CREW OF GROUND-BOUND VOLUNTEERS, INCLUDING SOME OF MAUI'S AWARD WINNING SPECIAL OLYMPIANS, GLADLY COLLECTED THE CASH - THAT CAME FAST ENOUGH THAT WE WONDERED IF THE COPS ON TOP WOULD GET TO GO HOME IF THEY REACHED THEIR GOAL EARLY.
NK02:"If we do reach the 10,000 dollars by tonight that is the deal that we are allowed to go home once we reach that 10,000 dollars. Bue we're actually having a really good time up here and we're not ready to come down yet."
THEY DID STAY UP ANOTHER NIGHT AND IT PAID OFF. THEY BLASTED THEIR GOAL WITH SA WHOPPING 11,300 DOLLARS. THE KAHULUI SAFEWAY CREW DREW 7, 300 AND THE COPS ON TOP IN LAHAINA BROUGHT IN 4,800 DOLLARS. WITH STILL SOME COUNTING TO GO - THAT'S 23,400 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN MAUI COUNTY.
ON-CAM TAG. STATEWIDE - EVEN IN THESE TOUGH TIMES, THE TOTAL WAS BIG: 202 THOUSAND DOLLARS – DOWN FROM LAST YEARS TOTAL OF 211 THOUSAND – BUT STILL AN AMAZING TOTAL.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS - SPEAKING OF TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES, REACHING OUT TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY IS A BIGGER AND BIGGER DEAL - AND IT WAS A REALLY BIG DEAL THIS WEEK FOR THE MAUI FARM. WE'VE GOT THAT STORY FOR YOU. AND WE ALSO HAVE GOOD NEWS IF YOU'RE A LUNA STUDENT NEEDING A PACE TO STAY - OR A THEATERGOER WHO DOESN'T LIKE TO VENTURE FAR FROM SOUTH MAUI. LOTS MORE AHEAD ON THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.
(WHOLE FOODS-MAUI FARM)(PiP-WHOLE FOODS LOGO)
J: ONE OF THE TRADEMARK EFFORTS OF THE WHOLE FOODS GROCERY CHAIN IS COMMUNITY SUPPORT. SINCE OPENING IN MARCH IN THE MAUI MALL THE STORE HAS BECOME A SOCIAL GATHERING PLACE FOR MANY. AND IT'S ALSO BECOME A SOURCE OF EDUCATION - AND OF SUPPORT FOR SEVERAL MAUI AGENCIES.
(TAKE MAUI FARM
Elyse Ditzel, Marketing Mgr, Whole Foods, Maui
ED01: "Usually about once a quarter we select a non-profit to partner with and give five percent of the sales of one day of our store being open - and so we were really excited to be able to partner with the Maui Farm snd provide such an imporatnt source of revenue for them for families that are in transition. As part of that we were able to raise over 48 hundred dollars for them. In adddition to that, we really reallly excited they're going to be coming to our store once a month - the last Friay of each monnth - to, again, have the opportunity for anothher source of revenue for thier programs by selling produce and plants directly to our customers."
THE MAUI FARM IS AN INDISPENSIBLE FACILITY IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI THAT HELPS FAMILIES REALIZE THAT THEY CAN BE WHOLE. AND THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THEIR MAUI FARM STUFF AT WHOLE FOODS IS A DREAM COME TRUE.
Donna Vida, program Manager, The Maui Farm
DV01: "The Maui Farm is located Upcountry - in Makawao - and we're serving families and individuals in transition toward self-sufficiency. ///We're a very small agency, so the opportunity here with Whole Foods is really to 'stretch us.' This is the first time we're actually starting to do Farmer's Markets, so we're really excited, and we encourage everyone to come and see us because we're going to be here the last Friday of each month."
Paula Ambre, Exec. Dir., The Maui Farm
PA01: "The partnership that Whole Foods has offered to the Maui Farm is just really an exceptional one. As they came into our community and wanted to make sure they were not only involving local vendors in their store, but also benefitting the human service organizations, we were fortunate enough to be the first one that they called upon.///
GROWING FRESH FLOWERS AND PRODUCE AT THE MAUI FARM, IT WOULD SEEM REASONABLE THAT AN OPERATION LIKE THE ORGANIC-FOCUSED PRODUCE SECTION AT WHOLE FOODS WOULD BE A DEATH BLOW TO ANY OUTSIDE PRODUCE SALES FROM THE LITTLE OLD MAUI FARM. BUT - THEY SAY THAT NEVER CROSSED THEIR MINDS.
PA02: "Now we didn't think that at all. We were just grateful that they said 'we think there's a role for you here at Whole Foods Market so we'd like to invite you to kind of find that role. So what we're doing is selling herb-starts and potted plants in the store and on the last Friday of every month they're going to allow us to have a farmer's market right here in front of the store where we can sell plants and other produce. And we grow everything naturally - without chemicals or pesticides at The Maui Farm, so we're very healthy and we share that with Whole Foods - the desire to tell people to buy local, eat healthy and help to support our economy. So this is helping the Maui Farm to continue its good work with individuals and families in transition to self-sufficiency, so when people come down and shop our farmer's market, they're really making a difference for us."
(ON-CAM TAG) IN ADDITION TO SUPPORTING AGENCIES, AND THEIR FURLOUGH FRY-DAY TEACHING PROGRAMS, WHOLE FOODS EVEN HAS CLASSES ON HOW TO SHOP SO IT'S NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS YOU THINK. FOR DETAILS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(LHS BOARDERS)(PiP-LAHAINALUNA LOGO)
J: AS THE OLDEST HIGH SCHOOL WEST OF THE ROCKIES, LAHAINALUNA HAS DEEP-ROOTED TRADITIONS THAT GO BACK MORE THAN 170 YEARS. SO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER TO THE SCHOOL IF THE ON-CAMPUS BOARDING PROGRAM HAD BEEN CUT.
(FF-CG-VO) THERE IS STILL - TECHNICALLY - A CHANCE THE GOVERNOR COULD VETO THE BILL, BUT BOTH SENATOR ROZ BAKER AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANGUS MCKELVEY EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT THE 150-DORM PROGRAM WOULD LIVE ON.
(ON-CAM) IT'S THE ONLY PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE - AND IN MOST STATES - WITH AN ON-CAMPUS BOARDING PROGRAM. THE STUDENTS DO PERFORM SOME CHORES TO HELP WITH MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP - BUT THAT'S CERTAINLY NOT A COST-SAVING FOR THE SCHOOL. IT'S JUST THE TRADITION AND VALUE OF THE UNIQUELY LAHAINALUNA EXPERIENCE THAT MOST LIKELY SWAYED LAWMAKERS TO KEEP THE 650,000 DOLLARS IN THE BUDGET FOR THE PROGRAM.
J: LIVE THEATER IS COMING TO KIHEI. SURE THERE HAVE PLAYS IN SCHOOL CAFETERIAS, BUT THESE ARE GROWN-UPS - MOSTLY - WHO HAVE TAKEN OVER A SPACE IN THE AZEKA SHOPPING CENTER TO BRING THE EXPERIENCE OF LIVE THEATER TO SOUTH MAUI.
(TAKE PRO ARTS VOSOT) IT'S ABOUT AS FAR OFF BROADWAY AS IT GETS - BUT FOR SOUTH MAUI, THE ARTS ARE GOING LIVE. THE SPACE NOW OCCUPIED BY PRO ARTS OF THE PACIFIC HAS BEEN VACANT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS IN AZEKA MAKAI - AND, SAYS CINDERELLA WRITER JONATHAN LEHMAN, HAS JUST ENOUGH ROOM FOR THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SEATS.
Jonathan Lehman, Producer, Playwrite, tech
JL01: "Probably just about a hundred. We have 62 chairs, then, for our children's theater shows, we set them around the carpet, right around the stage. We put extra padding down for the kids so they sit right down - so they have the up close personal thing and we give them all magic wands so they're all part of the show."
AND THAT SHOW IS CINDERELLA - A FRACTURED VERSION, IF YOU WILL, THAT PLAYED TO LARGE CROWDS AT THE STEPPINGSTONE PLAYHOUSE INSIDE QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER. WE ASKED DIRECTOR DOUG KENDRICK WHY THEY DECIDED TO REPRISE THE SHOW RATHER THAN TRYING TO WOW THE CROWD WITH SOMETHING BRAND NEW IN THEIR BRAND NEW LOCATION.
Doug Kendrick, Producer, Director, "Cinderella
this show's got a pretty big 'wow factor' to it and it was really well-received
last year so we were lucky enough to get some of the key cast members
back who had done the show before. We're rewriting it, updating it and
recasting about four of the roles with new people. So, it'll be huighly
revised version of our successful 'Cinderella' from last year.
J: A TEENAGER KNOCKED DOWN BY A TASER GUN-TOTING SECURITY GUARD IN CENTER FIELD AT PHILLIES STADIUM MAY HAVE MADE BIG HEADLINES THIS WEEK - BUT IT WAS MAUI'S SHANE VICTORINO WHO REALLY TURNED HEADS. WE'VE GOT DETAILS UP NEXT IN SPORTS. AND THIS SUNDAY IS MOTHER'S DAY. WE'VE GOT IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR YOU IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS COMES BACK.
LOCALLY, A MAJOR WAY-TO-GO TO THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS FOR WINNING THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN SOFTBALL MONDAY NIGHT. THEIR SEVEN TO FOUR WIN OVER LAHAINALUNA GAVE THE LADY BEARS THEIR SEVENTH STRAIGHT M-I-L SOFTBALL TITLE.
SWINGING OVER TO COMING ATTRACTIONS, YOU HAVE JUST OVER A WEEK TO TAKE IN THE ART OF TRASH - BEFORE THEY TAKE IT OUT. THE ANNUAL DISPLAY OF CREATIVELY AND BEAUTIFULLY REASSEMBLED DISCARDED STUFF GOES ON THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND IN THE MAUI MALL. ADMISSION IS FREE AND THE GALLERY IS OPEN DAILY.
ALL DAY FRIDAY IS A SPECIAL SALE AT MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS. IT'S THE 20-10 HAWAIIAN TARO SALE FROM NOON UNTIL 5 P.M. MORE THAN 60 VARIETIES OF KALO WILL BE AVAILABLE - INCLUDING MANA, PIKO, KA'I, ELE'ELE, LAULOA, ULA'ULA AND MANINI. THESE VARIETIES WON'T BE AVAILABLE AGAIN UNTIL NEXT YEAR - SO HERE'S YOUR ONLY CHANCE. THE GARDENS ARE ACROSS FROM THE WAR MEMORIAL PARKING LOT - WITH PLENTY OF FREE PARKING - AT 150 KANALOA AVENUE IN WAILUKU.
KALO FOR HO'OKUPU FOR MAKUAHINE? WHY NOT? MOTHER'S DAY IS THIS SUNDAY AND IF TARO ISN'T ON YOUR MOM'S GARDENING LIST, HOW ABOUT AN ORCHID? THE ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY ORCHID SHOW AND SALE SPONSORED BY THE MAUI ORCHID SOCIETY GOES ALL DAY THIS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NEAR THE FOOD COURT AT THE MAUI MALL. IN ADDITION TO REALLY COOL FACES ON THESE AMAZING PLANTS - THIS IS A SERIOUS EVENT - SANCTIONED, JUDGED AND EVERYTHING. WE'VE GOT MORE DETAILS ON THE COMING ATTRACTIONS PAGE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
SATURDAY IS ANOTHER OVER-STUFFED SATURDAY OF THINGS TO SEE, LEARN AND EXPERIENCE AROUND MAUI COUNTY. STARTING EARLY IT'S THE ANNUAL VISITOR INDUSTRY WALK ON MOLOKA'I - STARTS AT 7 A.M. AT ONE ALI'I PARK. NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 15TH IS THE 32ND ANNUAL VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK ON MAUI STARTING AND ENDING AT WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX - ONE OF THE BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENTS OF THE YEAR ON MAUI.
IF THE DREAM OF HOME OWNERSHIP IS SOMETHING YOU THINK WILL ALWAYS ONLY BE A DREAM - THEN THIS EVENT ISN'T FOR YOU. BUT IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE WHAT IT COULD TAKE TO PUT DOWN PERMANENT ROOTS AND OWN YOUR OWN PLACE, NA HALE O MAUI IS HOLDING A HOMEBUYER SEMINAR THIS SATURDAY MORNING STARTING AT 8-45 AT THE CAMERON CENTER IN WAILUKU. NA HALE O MAUI IS LOOKING FOR A SPECIAL KIND OF HOMEBUYER. IF YOU'D LIKE TO FIND OUT IF IT'S YOU - THEN ATTEND SATURDAY'S FREE WORKSHOP. WE'VE GOT THE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE. JUST CLICK THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
MATURE MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS - THE NICE WAY OF SAYING YOU'RE GETTING OLDER BUT YOU STILL WANT TO DRIVE...WELL, HERE'S A CHANCE TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE STILL SAFE. AARP-HAWAII AND TRIPLE-A HAWAII ARE HOLDING ANOTHER "CAR-FIT" CHECKUP SATURDAY MORNING STARTING AT 8 A.M. IN KIHEI AT KALAMA HEIGHTS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. IT'S A FREE 20-MINUTE CHECKUP - NOT A DRIVING TEST, TO MAKE SURE YOU FIT PROPERLY IN YOUR VEHICLE, AND THAT YOU'RE FIT TO DRIVE. YOU'LL FIND DETAILS UNDER THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
THIS WEEKEND IS ONE OF THE MOST TREASURED OF MAUI'S ANNUAL FAIRS. IT'S THE 37TH ANNUAL SEABURY HALL CRAFT FAIR. MORE THAN A HUNDRED OF HAWAII'S FINEST ARTISTS, CRAFTERS, MUSICIANS AND GROWERS TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE CAMPUS STARTING AT 9 IN THE MORNING. ADMISSION IS THREE DOLLARS FOR ADULTS. KIDS 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE. THERE ARE GAMES, PONY RIDES, AMAZING FOOD, AND ENTERTAINMENT, LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS AND - IT'S ALL SET ON THE BREATH-TAKING UPCOUNTRY CAMPUS OF SEABURY HALL.
AND THIS ISN'T REALLY A COMING ATTRACTION - BUT AN ANNUAL AWARENESS-RAISING OPPORTUNITY. MAY IS NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH. DID YOU KNOW SOMEONE SUFFERS A STROKE EVERY 40 SECONDS IN OUR COUNTRY? NEARLY 800 THOUSAND AMERICANS WILL SUFFER A STROKE THIS YEAR. IF IT HAPPENED TO YOU - OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE - WOULD KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND WHAT TO DO? IT COULD SAVE A LIFE. TIME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR - BUT THERE'S PLENTY MORE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. TO LEARN HOW TO RECOGNIZE STROKE SYMPTOMS - AND HOW TO AVOID IT HAPPENING TO YOU, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
THESE ARE TOUGH TIMES FOR EVERYONE - SO GROUPS LIKE ROTARY CLUB ARE WORKING DOUBLY HARD TO HELP SUPPORT THOSE AMONG US WHO NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP. THEIR THIRD ANNUAL "CHEFS ON THE BEACH" FUNDRAISER IS THIS SATURDAY ON THE GROUNDS OF JOE SUGARMAN'S ESTATE IN MAKENA. FOR JUST 75 DOLLARS A PERSON, ENJOY A LAVISH FEAST - PREPARED BY MANY OF THE ISLAND'S RENOWNED CHEFS, ALONG WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE LIKES OF GAIL SWANSON, THE HAWAI'I SERENADERS AND MORE - AND IT ALL BENEFITS EXCEEDINGLY DESERVING AGENCIES INCLUDING MAUI YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN’S JUSTICE CENTER OF MAUI, WOMEN HELPING WOMEN AND MANY MORE. HAVE A GREAT TIME AND DO A GOOD THING. WE'VE GOT MORE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE.
IF I HAVE TO REMIND YOU - OH! YOU'RE GONNA GET IN SUCH TROUBLE! THIS SUNDAY IS MOTHER'S DAY. MAY YOU SPEND THE DAY DOING WHAT WOULD PLEASE YOUR MOM THE MOST.
ONE OF YOUR CHOICES IS THE FABULOUS LAYOUT AT MA'ALAEA'S SEASCAPE RESTAURANT AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER. THE CULINARY TEAM - UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF CHEF HENRY TURIGA WILL SERVE YOU A MEMORABLE MEAL BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 2-30 P.M. AT THE AQUARIUM'S OCEANVIEW RESTAURANT. YOU DON'T NEED RESERVATIONS, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY AQUARIUM ADMISSION TO COME IN - SO - TREAT MOM LIKE YOU’RE A BIG SPENDER - WITHOUT SPENDING A LOT.
OR, ON SUNDAY - THINK BIGGER - LIKE GLOBALLY - AND CELEBRATE MOTHER EARTH. THIS YEAR'S MAUI EARTH DAY FESTIVAL AT THE STUDIO MAUI IN HAIKU IS THEMED "LIVE CONSCIOUSLY, CONSUME SUSTAINABLY." LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, STIMULATING SPEECHES AND SOLID ADVICE ON HOW TO BEST LOVE YOUR MOTHER EARTH. THE MOTHER EARTH DAY FESTIVAL BEGINS AT 1 P.M. AT THE STUDIO MAUI.
MONDAY FOR LUNCH - HOW ABOUT AN UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR? ROTARY CLUB OF KAHULUI WILL HOST A LUNCHEON MEETING AT "A CLASS ACT," THE FINE RESTAURANT IN THE PA'INA BUILDING ON THE CAMPUS OF UH-MAUI COLLEGE. LUNCH IS JUST 20 DOLLARS - AND THAT INCLUDES THE BUDGET UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR, HERSELF.
THE 10TH ANNUAL MAUI MATSURI IS COMING UP NEXT WEEKEND, BUT THIS FRIDAY THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS. A KIMONO FASHION SHOW AT CENTER STAGE OF QUEEN KA'AHUMANU SHOPPING CENTER WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THIS YEAR'S MOST-NOMINATED NA HOKU ARTIST, ULUWEHI GUERRERO. THERE WILL EVEN BE TAIKO DRUMMING. IT'S FREE AND THIS FAMILY FUN EVENT STARTS FRIDAY AT 6-30.
AND LOOKING A LITTLE FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD - THE ARTS ARE COMING TO KIHEI. PRO ARTS OF THE PACIFIC WILL BE OPENING A NEW THEATER PLAYHOUSE IN AZEKA MAKAI - RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO TACO BELL - A WELL-KNOWN SOUTH MAUI LANDMARK. THEIR PREMIERE PERFORMANCE WILL BE A REPRISE OF THEIR HUGELY FUNNY AND SUCCESSFUL RENDITION OF CINDERELLA. THE PLAY DEBUTS FRIDAY, MAY 14TH AND RUNS WEEKENDS THROUGH THE END OF MAY.
WE'VE GOT ALL THE DETAILS ON THESE EVENTS AND EVEN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.
J: THAT WRAPS UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. BEFORE WE GO - WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT A NERW SERIES WE'RE WORKING ON. MAUI COUNTY MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARE'S "GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!" CAMPAIGN IS GOING STATEWIDE. MAUI SMALL BUSINESSES THAT SIGN UP ARE OFFERING AMAZING SAVINGS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TO YOU AND ME - AND OTHER MAUI SMALL BUSINESSES - AND OUR JOB IS TO HELP TELL THE ENTIRE STATE OF HAWAI'I ABOUT IT. THAT’S WHY OUR "GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!" BUSINESS FEATURES WILL BEGIN AIRING SOON ON MAUI TV NEWS AND ON HAWAII'S TOP-RATED MORNING TELEVISION SHOW, WAKE UP 2-DAY ON KHON-2. MORE DETAILS NEXT WEEK.
MAHALO FOR TUNING IN THIS WEEK. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK - ON A MAJOR MILESTONE EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. UNTIL THEN, MAHALO NUI LOA HOU. A HUI HOU KAKOU.
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