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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for May 7, 2009



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(headlines - vo)

J: WITH DEMAND OUTPACING SUPPLY AND AN OUTLOOK THAT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD FOR EITHER, THE MAUI FOOD BANK NEEDS OUR HELP.

JY: AND "HELP" HAS ARRIVED AT ONELOA. LIFEGUARD SERVICE RETURNS TO A FAVORITE - YET DANGEROUS - MAUI BEACH AFTER A 15-YEAR HIATUS.

J: AND WE LOOK BACK, TOO AS MAUI TV NEWS CELEBRATES TWO YEARS ON THE AIR.

JY: IN SPORTS, THE BALDWIN BEARS PUT ON A DISPLAY OF SPEED, AGILITY AND POWER AT THE M-I-L TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM SATURDAY'S EVENT THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG IS HERE WITH TON OF IDEAS FOR MOTHER'S DAY - AND BEYOND. IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT.)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO A VERY SPECIAL EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THIS WEEK WE CELEBRATE TWO YEARS OF DEVOTING COVERAGE TO THE STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY. WELCOME TO OUR 100TH SHOW. I'M JEFF KING.

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI'S ONLY TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWSCAST. SOMETIMES IT SEEMS HARD TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE NUMBERS - ESPECIALLY AT PLACES LIKE THE MAUI FOOD BANK.

(Turn to cam) THERE, THE NUMBERS ARE GOING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS...AND NEITHER OF THEM IS GOOD. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING EXPLAINS.

(TAKE FOOD BANK PKG) AT THE MAUI FOOD BANK, THE SHELVES AREN'T EMPTY...BUT THEY'RE DOWN, CONSIDERABLY, AND HERE'S WHY.

Richard Yust, Exec. Dir., Maui Food Bank

RY01: "We're seeing a couple reasons why things are low. First, we pick up from retailers and wholesalers. We also pick up from restaurants and hotels. We try to salvage all the extra food on the island. The reason why we're low is, first of all, they're back-stocking like they used to - the retailers especially - they're not back-stocking with the tourism questionable right now. Also, the fact that food's going out faster. We have a lot more demand right now. Our numbers are up dramatically right now - almost 30 percent from a year ago."

SUPPLY IS DOWN AND DEMAND IS UP. UP TO AS MANY AS 10,000 CLIENTS PER MONTH. AND THE HUNGRY AREN'T JUST AMONG MAUI COUNTY'S HOMELESS - THEY MAY BE YOUR NEIGHBORS - OR EVEN YOU.

RY02: "People come from all walks. The face of hunger will really surprise you. It could be the person living next door whose hours have been cut back. It could be the single parent finding themselves a little short at the end of the month. They've got rent coming up and they just don't have enough money to buy food. The person who makes too much to get food stamps but not enough to buy food."

AND A LARGE PORTION OF THE POPULATION THEY SERVE INCLUDES HOMEBOUND WHO RECEIVE DELIVERIES EVERY DAY, AND SENIORS ON FIXED INCOMES WHO WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE TO DECIDE BETWEEN EATING OR HOUSING. THE MAUI FOOD BANK DOES NOT SERVE MAUI'S HUNGRY FROM THEIR WAILUKU HEADQUARTERS. INSTEAD THEY RELY ON A INCREDIBLE NETWORK OF MORE THAN 70 AGENCIES THAT COME TO THE FOOD BANK AND GET WHAT THEY NEED - THEN MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO CLIENTS ACROSS MAUI AND ACROSS THE ISLAND OF MOLOKA'I AS WELL.

AND THE FOOD BANK DOESN'T HAVE THE OPTION OF TELLING PEOPLE - SORRY - THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

RY03:"The thing that we're having to do is we're having to purchase a lot more food. We're bringing in container loads. Last year we purchased two container loads, this year it's looking like we're going to have purchase at least four container loads of food just to make up that shortfall of the higher demand and less resources coming in."

THAT HIGHER DEMAND HAS UPPED THE VOLUME THE FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTES TO TWO AND A HALF TONS EVERY DAY - A TOTAL OF 150,000 POUNDS OF FOOD A MONTH. YOU CAN HELP. THIS SATURDAY IS THE STAMP OUT HUNGER CAMPAIGN - SPONSORED AND CONDUCTED EACH YEAR BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT AS MUCH NON-PERISHABLE, UNOPENED FOOD IN THE BLUE BAG THEY LEFT YOU - OR ANY BAG - AND LEAVE IT BY YOUR MAILBOX THIS SATURDAY. LETTER CARRIERS WILL DELIVER IT TO THE FOOD BANK. HERE'S WHAT THEY NEED MOST.

RY04:"We're always looking for cereal, canned meats, protein items, meals in a can, chilis, soups..."

THEY ALSO ACCEPT FRESH PRODUCE, BUT SUGGEST YOU NOT PUT PRODUCE IN THE BAG FOR THE MAILMAN. AND EVERY BAG IN HAWAI'I WOULD LIKELY BE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT OUR STATE STAPLE - SPAM. LAST YEAR THE STAMP OUT HUNGER CAMPAIGN BROUGHT IN 60,000 POUNDS OF FOOD FOR MAUI'S HUNGRY - A TOTAL THAT WAS DOUBLE THE AMOUNT COLLECTED THE PREVIOUS YEAR. THIS YEAR - MORE THAN EVER - THEY NEED TO SET A NEW RECORD, SO PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN. AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE JUST THIS SATURDAY. YOU CAN DROP OFF FOOD DONATIONS ALL YEAR AT ANY MAUI FIRE STATION. AND IF YOU FIND YOURSELF WITH MORE MONTH LEFT OVER AT THE END OF YOUR PAYCHECK, HERE'S WHAT YOU DO.

RY05: " The best of finding out where your slosest food source would be is to diall 2-1-1. You can do it from any land line. It's just like 4-1-1 but you dial 2-1-1. That's Aloha United Way referral line. All of our agencies are listed there that do food distributions. They'll tell you the times, the locations and the days they they're doing a distribution in your area."

IT'S A FACT OF LIFE - EVERYBODY'S GOTTA EAT. AND IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE MAUI FOOD BANK AND THEIR MEMBER AGENCIES, SOME 10,000 OF US WOULD HAVE TO GO HUNGRY - OR GO BEGGING. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.


(ON-CAM TAG) "STAMP OUT HUNGER" IS THE LARGEST ONE-DAY FOOD DRIVE IN THE NATION. YOU CAN HELP. THIS SATURDAY, LEAVE AS MUCH OF A DONATION OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AS YOU CAN. YOUR MAIL CARRIER WILL PICK UP DONATIONS WHEN THEY DELIVER YOUR MAIL. FOR A LIST OF WHAT THEY NEED MOST, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Oneloa Lifeguards)(PiP-Tower at Oneloa)

J: THE BEACH IS KNOWN FOR IT'S BREATH-TAKING BEAUTY - AND, AT TIMES, FOR IT'S LIFE-THREATENING SURF. ONELOA - WHICH MEAN LONG SANDS IN HAWAIIN, IS KNOWN IN THE GUIDE BOOKS AS BIG BEACH AT MAKENA STATE PARK.

(VO) ON MANY DAYS, THE NEARLY MILE-LONG STRETCH OF SAND IS MET WITH CALM, TURQUOISE SEAS AND STUNNING VIEWS. BUT WHEN BIG SOUTH SWELLS HIT, IT'S A SPECTACLE OF POWER AND DANGER. BUT THANKS TO AN INNOVATIVE ARRANGEMENT, THAT "DANGER" FACTOR HAS BEEN REDUCED SIGNIFICANTLY.

CAPTAIN ZACHARY EDLAO IS THE CAPTAIN OF THE BRAND NEW MAKENA DISTRICT - WHERE THEY OFFICIALLY BEGAN THEIR VIGIL LAST FRIDAY.

Zachary Edlao, Ocean Safety Capt, Makena Dist.

ZE01: "We have a lot of action here. This beach is pretty much high in the state for injuries and we're fortunate enough to have the services again."

ONELOA HAD LIFEGUARD SERVICES - BRIEFLY - ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. THIS TIME, A CLEAR CONTRACT WITH THE STATE FUNDS THE COUNTY LIFEGUARD OPERATION...AN OPERATION THAT WILL BE FAR MORE EFFICIENT IN THE EVENT OF INCIDENT OR INJURY. UNTIL NOW, THE NEAREST HELP HAS BEEN ABOUT 12 MILES UP THE WINDY AND BUSY ROAD.

ZE02: "That's correct. The Kamaole Beaches lifeguards would have to get called here to respond and that's a lot of time to get down here - as well as the fire department. Being that we're here and first on the scene. Time is of the essence when it comes to rescues."///

AND ONELOA HAS THE DISTINCTION OF SOMETIMES UNPREDICTABLY HIGH SURF NO MATTER WHAT SEASON IT IS.

ZE03: "Summertime, Wintertime we pretty much get 'em all. You know, on the south side, we're a west-facing shore so when the big northwest swells happen in the winter, we get it big here, too. So it's pretty much year-round at this beach."///

AND THEY'VE ALREADY LOGGED ONE RESCUE - THAT CAME ON THE SECOND DAY OF SERVICE LAST SATURDAY. A CREW OF 10 OCEAN SAFETY OFFICERS IS ASSIGNED TO THE DISTRICT AND THERE ARE SEVEN ON DUTY EVERY DAY. LIFEGUARD SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED AT ONELOA AT THE SAME HOURS AS OTHER BEACHES, BETWEEN THE PEAK USAGE HOURS OF 8 A.M. AND 4:30 P.M.

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IT WAS A VISION OF ONE OF MAUI'S TRUE VISIONARIES - AND THIS WEEK IT'S BECOMING A REALITY. A SNEAK PEEK OF HUI ALOHA PLAYGROUND WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

JY: AND WE'LL ALSO HAVE RUNDOWN FOR YOU OF THE MAJOR LEGISLATIVE ISSUES THAT AFFECT MAUI COUNTY NOW THAT THE 2009 SESSION HAS COME TO A CLOSE.

J: AND WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT A HANDFUL OF MOLOKA'I FOLKS WHO ARE GETTING SET FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(Hui Aloha Playground)(PiP-Playground)

JY: THE CONCEPT IS CALLED "THE ENDLESS PLAYGROUND." THE IDEA IS THAT CHILDREN OF ANY AND ALL ABILITIES - AND DISABILITIES - CAN PLAY TOGETHER WITH EQUAL AMOUNTS OF FUN, CHALLENGE AND ACCESSIBILITY. THIS WEEKEND, A SHINY NEW PLAYGROUND AT KEOPUOLANI PARK WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE MAN WHO ENVISIONED IT. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY BEHIND THE HUI ALOHA PLAYGROUND.

(TAKE HUI ALOHA PKG) IT'S A PLAYGROUND - BUT NO ORDINARY PLAYGROUND. THIS IS THE HUI ALOHA PLAYGROUND THAT WILL OPEN SATURDAY IN KEOPUOLANI PARK. THE PLAYGROUND HAS THREE DISTINCT PLAY AREAS AND THE LAYOUT, TOUGHTFULNESS AND CARE OF ATTENTION TO DETAILS IS EVIDENT EVERYWHERE. BUILT ALMOST IN THE SHADOW OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER, THIS TOO, IS A DREAM COME TRUE OF THE LATE PUNDY YOKOUCHI. THE MAUI BUSINESSMAN AND PHILANTHROPIST WAS INSPIRED BY A 2001 ARTICLE IN TIME MAGAZINE ABOUT A PLAYGROUND BUILT IN MEMORIY OF A LITTLE DISABLED GIRL - A PLAYGROUND WHERE CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES COULD PLAY TOGETHER. THIS SATURDAY, DURING THE OPENING BLESSING, YOKOUCHI'S DAUGHTER MIKI WILL RECALL HER FATHER'S INSPIRATION. HER REMARKS READ, IN PART, SOMEONE SAID "Play is at the core of a child’s development and health. It’s important for kids to have access to play spaces where children of all abilities can learn and develop, side by side. When kids with and without disabilities have the opportunity to play together, barriers begin to crumble."

SIDE BY SIDE PLAY WILL BE SAFE WITH SWINGS THAT PROVIDE BACK AND NECK SUPPORT, WIDE PATHWAYS THAT CONNECT DIRECTLY TO THE FUN STUFF. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE WATER FOUNTAINS...AND THE ENTIRE PLAY SURFACE IS CUSHIONED. BUT THE PARK IS NOT WITHOUT CHALLENGES. THERE ARE OBSTACLE SWINGS AND FOR THE YOUNG ADVENTURERS - THERE'S EVEN A CLIMBING WALL. FOR FAMILIES THERE ARE PICNIC PAVILIONS AND PLENTY OF PLACES TO REST.

GROUND WAS BROKEN IN MAY OF 2006. SADLY, YOKOUCHI DIED JUST SIX MONTHS LATER BUT HIS FAMILY SAY THEY'RE SURE HE'S WATCHING THIS NEW DREAM COME TRUE WITH A HUGE SMILE ON HIS FACE. IT HAS THE RESULT OF THE TIRELESS EFFORT OF MAUI COUNTY PARKS PROJECT MANAGER KARLA PATERS, AND THE AMAZING WORK AND SUPPORT OF THE CARPENTERS, ELECTRICAL, LABORERS, MASONS, OPERATING ENGINEERS AND ROOFING UNIONS, THE M-TRIPLE-C WORKINE AND THE YOKOUCHI FAMILY. HUI ALOHA PLAYGROUND IS THE FIRST BOUNDLESS PLAYGROUND IN THE STATE. THE NAME REFERS TO THE GROUP THAT GATHERED TO BUILD THE PLAYGROUND OUT OF THEIR COMPASSION AND KINDNESS FOR OUR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED COMMUNITY. IT PAYS HOMAGE TO ALL THOSE WHO CARE FOR THE USERS OF THE PLAGROUND AND - MOST IMPORTANTLY - IT PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE WHO WILL USE IT.

REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE YOUR KEIKI TO BE AMONG THE VERY FIRST TO EXPLORE AND PLAY AT THE HUI ALOHA PLAYGROUND, BE THERE FOR THE BLESSING THIS SATURDAY MORNING AT 10 A.M. IT'S AT THE OLD HORSESHOE PITS BELOW THE SOFTBALL FIELDS AT KEOPUOLANI PARK IN WAILUKU.

(Legislative Recap)(PiP-STATE CAPITOL)

J: THE 2009 SESSION OF THE HAWAI'I STATE LEGISLATURE IS NOW HISTORY. AMONG THE SIGNIFICANT PIECES OF LEGISLATION TO AFFECT MAUI COUNTY WAS ONE THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. HOUSE BILL 1744 WOULD HAVE HALTED STATE DISTRIBUTION OF THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATION TAX REVENUES BACK TO THE COUNTIES. ON MAUI, THAT WOULD HAVE CUT MORE THAN 18 MILLION DOLLARS IN PROJECTED REVENUE. THE IRONY IS THAT THE COUNTY COUNCIL'S BUDGET COMMITTEE LAST WEEK VOTED TO APPROVE A PARED-DOWN VERSION OF OUR OWN 2010 BUDGET, ANTICIPATING THE T-A-T DROP. SO FAR, THE COMMITTEE HAS NOT OFFICIALLY VOTED TO ADD THAT SPENDING BACK INTO THE COUNTY BUDGET.

ANOTHER BILL THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A NON-BILL WAS HOUSE BILL 1712. WHAT STARTED OUT IN THE SENATE AS A MEASURE TO ESTABLISH BAG LIMITS ON UHU, OR PARROTFISH, AND KUMU, THE HAWAIIAN GOATFISH - GOT STALLED IN THE HOUSE VERSION. A LACK OF CONSENSUS STALLED THE HOUSE VERSION, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED BAG LIMITS ON REEF FISH - WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER. REEF PROTECTION ADVOCATES ACROSS THE STATE HAVE VOWED TO BRING THE BAG LIMIT BILL BACK FOR THE 2010 SESSION.

THE OTHER MEASURE WITH SIGNIFICANT MAUI RAMIFICATIONS WAS HOUSE BILL 1131, THE SO-CALLED RECREATIONAL RENAISSANCE. THE MEASURE WOULD HAVE CREATED A FIVE YEAR, 240-MILLION DOLLAR PLAN TO RESTORE STATE RECREATION AREAS WITHOUT ADDING A CENT IN NEW TAXES OR ASSESSMENTS. THAT MEASURE DIED LAT LAST FRIDAY NIGHT IN COMMITTEE. THE RECREATIONAL RENAISSANCE WOULD HAVE MEANT SOME 30 MILLION DOLLARS IN IMPROVEMENTS TO PARKS, TRAILS AND HARBORS IN MAUI COUNTY.

THIS YEAR'S LEGISLATIVE SESSION INCLUDED A NUMBER OF CONTROVERSIAL PIECES OF LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO HELP STOP THE BLEEDING OF A STATE ECONOMY HARD HIT BY FORCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL - UNDER THE CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE OF MEETING A BALANCED BUDGET.

(LOOKBACK #2)(PiP - MTVN logo)

JY: AS WE NEAR THE END OF OUR SECOND YEAR OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE INTERESTING PEOPLE WE'VE FEATURED OVER OUR 100 BROADCASTS. SOME ARE FAMOUS - SOME ARE SUPERSTARS AND MANY ARE YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. JEFF KING BRINGS US THE STORY ON THE ONE THEY EVERY ONE OF THEM HAS IN COMMON.

(TAKE LOOKBACK-2 PKG)

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF ANY OR ALL OF THE INTERVIEWS WE'VE CONDUCTED ACROSS THE PAST TWO YEARS, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND SEARCH FOR ANY OF THEM BY NAME.

(DAMIEN-MOLOKAI TRAVELERS)(PiP-Saint Damien)

JY: AND ONE OF THOSE FASCINATING PEOPLE - THAT WOULD HAVE MADE A FASCINATING INTERVIEW IN HIS DAY WAS FATHER…AND-SOON-TO-BE-SAINT…DAMIEN. THE CATHOLIC PRIEST MINISTERED TO THE FLOCK OF LEPROSY PATIENTS AT KALAUPAPA UNTIL HIS DEATH FROM THE DISEASE IN 1889.

(FF-CG-VO) TWO MIRACLES WERE ATTRIBUTED TO DAMIEN AND, IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, POPE BENEDICT THE 16TH DECREED THAT DAMIEN WOULD BECOME HAWAII'S FIRST SAINT.

(CON'T VO) WHEN THAT HAPPENS ON OCTOBER 11TH OF THIS YEAR, EIGHT KALAUPAPA RESIDENTS - ALL RECOVERED HANSENS DISEASE PATIENTS, WILL BE THERE AT THE VATICAN. DURING THEIR JOURNEY TO ROME, THE MOLOKAI RESIDENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS WILL ALSO MAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF DAMIEN - WHO WAS BORN IN BELGIUM IN 1840.

(ON-CAM TAG) THE TRIP WILL BE FUNDED BY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HONOLULU - WHICH WILL ALSO HELP TO FUND AN ENDOWMENT AT THE JOHN A. BURNS MEDICAL SCHOOL - ESPECIALLY SET UP TO FUND MED SCHOOL FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN STUDENTS.

(TOSS TO C-BLOCK)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, IT WAS UNDER THREATENING SKIES THAT THE ROLLING THUNDER OF THE BALDWIN BEARS ROARED TO ANOTHER TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE M-I-L. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: THEN HOLLY CHUNG WILL BE HERE WITH AN EXTENSIVE LIST OF THINGS TO DO TO TREAT YOUR MAKUAHINE FOR MOTHER'S DAY. COMING ATTRACTIONS - ON MAUI TV NEWS - WHEN WE COME BACK.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL WHEN GRADUATION IS NEAR. ALL THE M-I-L CHAMPIONSHIPS SEEM TO BE HAPPENING AT ONCE!

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

INDEED SEVERAL SEASONS WRAPPED UP THIS WEEKEND - AND THOSE THAT ALREADY DID GOT THE NEWS OF THEIR STATE TOURNAMENT SEEDS. FIRST, LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IN THE M-I-L TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM SATURDAY.

(VO) OUT TO A DAY WHEN THE SKIES THREATENED TO OPEN UP AT ANY MOMENT. MEANWHILE, ON THE GROUND - FOR THE BALDWIN BEARS, LIGHTNING STRUCK MANY TIMES.

IN THE GIRLS 100-METER HURDLES, IT WAS A CLEAN START - AND KAMEHAMEHA MAUI'S KAMALANI KEOMAKA TAKES A SOLID LEAD BUT ON THE EIGHTH HURDLE...A STUMBLE KNOCKS HER OFF HER RHYTHM AND YOUR WINNER IS BALDWIN'S JENNIFER ALAKA'I WITH A TIME OF 16-POINT-0-6 SECONDS. KEOMAKA CAME IN SECOND. IN THE BOYS 110 HURDLES, THE MIDDLE LANES WERE THE POWER POINTS FOR BALDWIN AGAIN. ANDY FELIX ADDS A BURST OF SPEED AT THE END TO WIN IT IN 15-36 WITH BALDWIN'S SHELDON LEONG LESS THAN A HALF-SECOND BEHIND.

MOVING TO THE HIGH JUMP FOR THE GIRLS, MOST HAD LITTLE TROUBLE CLEARING AT FOUR FEET FIVE INCHES, BUT AS THE BAR WENT UP THE RANKS GOT THIN. YOUR WINNER, CLEARING FOUR FEET, NINE INCHES WAS MOLOKAI'S MULTI-SPORTS STAR LKALEI ADOLPHO. AND IN THE BOYS HIGH JUMP - I JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU HOW EASY THE WINNER MADE IT LOOK. THAT'S KING KEKAULIKE'S J-R- AGAPAY EARLY IN THE COMPETITION, CLEARING FIVE AND A HALF FEET BY AT LEAST SIX INCHES. HE LATER WON IT AT AN EVEN SIX FEET.

WHILE HE WENT UP, IN THE SHOT-PUT IT WAS BALDWIN'S MANA ROSA WHO WENT YARD! HIS EVENT WINNING HURL OF MORE THAN 54 AND A HALF FEET SET A NEW M-I-L RECORD FOR THE SHOT-PUT.

BALDWIN ALSO EXCELLED IN THE LONG JUMP. JOHN VERGARA IS LONG ON STYLE AS HE QUALIFIED FOR STATES WITH A MET-BEST 20 FEET, FOUR INCHES. YEAH, THAT'S A REASON TO SMILE.

IN THE LADIES 15-HUNDRED METERS, THERE WERE FAMILIAR FACES - ESPECIALLY IN THE FRONT OF THE PACK AS KING K'S BAILEY MASSENBURG LEADS AND SEABURY HALL'S HAILE GROSSMAN FOLLOWS VERY CLOSELY. AS THE RACE WORE ON THE GAPS GOT BIGGER...AND IN THE END, IT WAS MASSENBURG WITH ANOTHER GEAR - AND ENOUGH JUICE TO LAP ONE COMPETITOR AND WIN THE EVENT BY A COUNTRY MILE WITH A WINNING TIME OF FOUR MINUTES AND 49 SECONDS. GROSSMAN WAS SECOND - ABOUT FIVE SECONDS BEHIND.

(ff-cg-vo) IN THE END, THE BEARS SWEPT THE MEET, WITH THE GIRLS SCORING 141 POINTS TO WIN THEIR 10TH STRAIGHT M-I-L TITLE. FOR THE BOYS, THE BEARS DOMINATED WITH 192 POINTS TO MAUI HIGH'S 107. THIS IS THE FOURTH STRAIGHT TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE MEN OF BALDWIN HIGH.

(ON-CAM) IT WAS A GOOD WEEKEND FOR THE LADY SOFTBALL BEARS AS WELL, AS THEY WON THE M-I-L CHAMPIONSHIP BY VIRTUE OF A 7 TO 3 VICTORY OVER THE GIRLS FROM KAMEHAMEHA MAUI.

AND, IN BOYS BASEBALL, TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CAME OUT THIS WEEK. KAMEHAMEHA MAUI IS SEEDED FOURTH AT STATES AND PLAYS IT'S FIRST GAME THIS AFTERNOON, FACING THE WINNER OF THE KAMEHAMEHA KAPALAMA-WAIAKEA MATCHUP. THE TOURNAMENT WRAPS UP SATURDAY. IN DIVISION TWO, SAINT ANTHONY'S - LAST YEAR'S RUNNER-UP AT STATE IS SEEDED SECOND, BEHIND LAST YEAR'S WINNER KAUAI. THOSE TWO MAY FACE EACH OTHER AGAIN IN THE SATURDAY FINAL AT 4 O'CLOCK.

AND IN WATER POLO, AFTER MAKING IT TO THE SEMI-FINALS IN EACH OF THE LAST TWO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE LADIES OF LAHAINALUNA HAVE DRAWN THE THIRD SEED FOR THIS YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIPS. KAMEHAMEHA MAUI PLAYS FIRST WHEN THEY FACE KAHUKU TODAY. THE WATER POLO TOURNAMENT WRAPS UP SATURDAY ON O'AHU.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ON THIS, THE 100TH EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

(COMING ATTRACTIONS)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: IT'S MOTHER'S DAY THIS SUNDAY - AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA JUST YET ABOUT WHAT TO DO TO MAKE MOM'S DAY SPECIAL - YOU CERTAINLY WILL BY THE TIME THIS REPORT IS OVER.

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

HOW ABOUT THE GIFT OF MUSIC FOR MOM? FRIDAY NIGHT IS THE CLOSING CONCERT OF THE MAUI CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. AFTER A WEEK OF PERFORMANCES ACROSS THE ISLAND OF MAUI, A GROUP OF AMAZINGLY TALENTED MUSICIANS WRAPS UP THE FESTIVAL BEGINNING AT 7 P.M. FRIDAY EVENING AT MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH FOR MUSICAL FIREWORKS. FOR TICKET INFORMATION, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

OR, HOW ABOUT FLOWERS? THE MAUI ORCHID SOCIETY'S ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY ORCHID SHOW AND PLANT SALE RUNS THROUGH THIS SATURDAY AT THE MAUI MALL. FROM 9 A.M. UNTIL 6 P.M., ACROSS FROM THE MALL FOOD COURT, SEE AMAZING EXPLOSIONS OF COLOR AND BEAUTY DURING THIS AMERICAN ORCHID SOCIETY-SANCTIONED SHOW. FLOWERS, ARRANGEMENTS AND CORSAGES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

OR, IF MOM IS A SPORTS FAN, TAKE HER TO WATCH - OR COMPETE IN - THE 28TH ANNUAL JUNIOR-SENIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE BEAUTIFUL KAPALUA TENNIS GARDEN. THE 45-DOLLAR ENTRY FEE INCLUDES COMPETITION, AWARDS, A DINNER PARTY AND A TOURNAMENT T-SHIRT. FOR ALL THE DETAILS, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH SHOPPING...AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF CHANCES TO DO THAT THIS MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND - IF YOU MOVE QUICKLY. THIS SATURDAY IT'S THE 36TH ANNUAL SEABURY HALL CRAFT FAIR. THE ALL-DAY EVENT FEATURES MORE THAN A HUNDRED OF HAWAII'S FINEST ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS - WITH THOUSANDS OF MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS. THE THREE-DOLLAR ADMISSION PRICE ALSO GIVES ACCESS TO GREAT LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT, DELICIOUS FOOD, FRESH PRODUCE, CUT FLOWERS, CHILDREN'S GAMES, A HUGE RUMMAGE SALE AND A FANTASTIC SILENT AUCTION. THE CAMPUS IS ON OLINDA ROAD IN MAKAWAO.

THERE'S ALSO GREAT SHOPPING THIS SATURDAY AT THE PO'OKELA CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR. FROM 8 A.M. TO 1 P.M. AT THE HISTORIC CHURCH AT 200 OLINDA ROAD, THERE'S ANOTHER HUGE RUMMAGE SALE, ALONG WITH GREAT DEALS ON LOCAL PLANTS, BAKED GOODS, ARTS AND CRAFTS AND PLENTY MORE IN THE SILENT AUCTION. AND KEIKI WILL ALSO ENJOY HORSEBACK RIDES AND A JUMPY CASTLE.

FOR YOU'RE MOM'S QUIETER MOMENTS, HOW ABOUT AN AFTERNOON CAREGIVER'S TEA AND OPEN HOUSE. THE FREE EVENT RUNS FROM TWO UNTIL FOUR AT ROSELANI PLACE ON SOUTH PAPA STREET IN KAHULUI. THE DAY'S SCHEDULE INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS, AN OPEN HOUSE TOUR OF ROSELANI PLACE AND A TALK BY AUTHOR KAREN TWICHELL ON THE LIFE OF A CAREGIVER. ROSELANI PLACE IS MAUI'S ONLY LICENSED ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY FOR OUR KUPUNA. FOR MORE DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

THEN, FOR YOUR SATURDAY EVENING OPTIONS FOR MOM - AND YOU - THERE ARE SEVERAL CHOICES. ENJOY AN EVENING IN PARADISE WITH HENRY KAPONO. THIS FULL-MOON PERFORMANCE AT THE ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT IS A BENEFIT FOR THE MAUI HOTEL AND LODGING ASSOCIATION'S VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK. TICKETS ARE JUST 40 DOLLARS.

JUST UP THE ROAD WILL BE A TRULY ONE-OF-A-KIND CONCERT EVENT. THE GROUP SAVEHONOLUA -DOT- ORG IS HOLDING A CONCERT UNDER THE MOONLIGHT FEATURING TINA MALIA. COOLERS ARE WELCOME, FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE, AND A FLASHLIGHT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THIS OUTDOOR SETTING IN THE BREATH-TAKING HONOLUA VALLEY. SEATING IS LIMITED, AND THE CONCERT WILL FILL THE EVENING SKY - EVEN IF IT RAINS. TICKETS ARE 20 DOLLARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, FOLLOW THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE TO THEIR WEBSITE.

BUT THE HIGHLIGHT EVENT FOR MEMORIES FROM THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, TREAT MOM TO A STAGED READING OF "MY MAMA MONOLOGUES." IT'S A PLAY READING OF THE REAL-LIFE STORIES OF 39 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ABOUT LIFE WITH THEIR MOMS. THE STORIES SPAN THE GLOBE FROM MAUI TO ENGLAND - AND LIFE STORIES DATING BACK TO 1897. THE MC COY STUDIO THEATER IS THE SETTING FOR TWO SHOWS - SATURDAY EVENING AT 7 P.M. AND MOTHER'S DAY AT 2 P.M. MY MAMA MONOLOGUES WAS CONCEIVED AND COLLABORATED BY MAUI ARTIST AND POET PAT MATSUMOTO - AS A GIFT TO HER MOTHER, WHO JUST RETIRED IN DECEMBER AS A MARRIAGE LICENSE COUNSELOR IN LAHAINA AT THE AGE OF 100. TICKETS ARE 20 FOR ADULTS, 15 DOLLARS FOR STUDENTS.

BUT THERE ARE EVEN MORE CHOICES. SATURDAY FROM 5-30 TO 9 AT THE MAUI BEACH HOTEL, IT'S A CELEBRATION AND FASHION SHOW OF THE HOLOKU, THE FLOWING TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN GOWN. THE EVENT WILL FEATURE A FASHION SHOW, ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI HAWAIIAN ENSEMBLE - AND A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THREE MAUI MOTHERS FOR THEIR SELFLESS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY. TICKETS ARE 60 DOLLARS. CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR DETAILS.

SUNDAY, OF COURSE, IS MOTHER'S DAY. BE SURE TO PAUSE AND GIVE THE LADY WHO GAVE YOU LIFE YOUR LOVE AND BIGGEST HUGS. HAU'OLI LA MAKUAHINE.

NEXT TUESDAY A SPECIAL EVENT WILL HONOR THE LIFE OF PATSY MINK. THE IAO THEATER WILL BE THE SETTING FOR A 5 P.M. PRESENTATION OF "AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK. " THE EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF OLD MAUI HIGH SCHOOL. TICKETS ARE 10 DOLLARS.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND - ONE OF THE MOST CHICKEN SKIN EVENTS IN THE ENTIRE STATE TAKES OVER MUCH OF MOLOKA'I. KA HULA PIKO WILL CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EVENT THAT CELEBRATES THE FRIENDLY ISLE - A PLACE MANY BELIEVE WAS THE BIRTHPLACE OF HULA. THERE ARE MANY EVENTS PLANNED THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND - CONCLUDING WITH TWO DAYS OF DANCING AT SPECTACULAR PAPOHAKU BEACH PARK ON THE WEST END OF MOLOKAI.

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: THAT'S IT FOR THIS - THE 100TH EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. BEFORE WE GO, WE'D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY "MAHALO." IN THE TWO YEARS MAUI TV NEWS HAS BEEN ON THE AIR, WE'VE DEVOTED COVERAGE TO THE STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY - AND THAT'S A LOT. WE'VE COVERED SOME 700 STORIES, FROM FIRES TO FLOODS AND FROM TRIUMPHS TO TRAGEDIES.

JY: THAT COMES OUT TO MORE THAN 50 HOURS OF PROGRAMMING, PLUS COVERAGE OF LOCAL AND M-I-L SPORTS AND MORE THAN A THOUSAND EVENTS IN OUR COMING ATTRACTIONS REPORTS. AND IT'S ALL ARCHIVED AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM IN TRANSCRIPT FORM AS A SEARCHABLE DATABASE, AND IT'S ALL AVAILABLE ON DVD.

J: SO, AS WE MOVE INTO THE SAME SLIGHTLY UNCERTAIN FUTURE THAT ALL SMALL BUSINESSES FACE ON MAUI, WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE THIS POSSIBLE. WE OWE A HUGE MAHALO TO OUR ROCK SOLID SPONSORS AT SAKAMOTO PROPERTIES FOR BEING THERE WITH US FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

JY: IN FACT WE SAY "MAHALO" TO ALL OF THE ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS THAT HAVE HELPED SUPPORT MAUI TV NEWS ON TELEVISION AND ON THE INTERNET. WE'D ALSO LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR INVESTORS - EACH AND EVERY ONE A MAUI RESIDENT WHO HAS CARED ENOUGH ABOUT THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY INVESTED IN OUR MISSION AND IN OUR VISION. AND OF COURSE, WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU - OUR VIEWERS. THANKS TO YOU, OUR WEB SITE HAS GROWN FROM A FEW HUNDRED HITS A MONTH TWO YEARS AGO - TO AS MANY AS 20 THOUSAND HITS A WEEK AS OF APRIL THIS YEAR.

J: WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE OFTEN FOR DAILY, ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS, EXTENDED COVERAGE, COMING ATTRACTIONS AND HUNDREDS OF EXTREMELY IMPORTANT COMMUNITY LINKS. MAHALO NUI LOA KAKOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS. AND UNTIL OUR NEXT REPORT, ALOHA.

JY: ALOHA

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