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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning May 15, 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: AIMING FOR PERFECTION, MAUI POLICE WILL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR 100 PERCENT SEATBELT USE DURING THE CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN.

JY: MAUI VETERANS FIND THEMSELVES ONE DOCTOR SHORT AFTER A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN IS RELIEVED OF HER POST AT THE MAUI VETERANS CLINIC.

J: HAVING FUN AT BEACH IS PART OF MAUI'S MAGIC...BUT WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH? SOME SOUTH MAUI RESIDENTS SAY THAT TIME HAS COME.

JY: IN SPORTS, THE BEST OF THE M-I-L SHOW THEIR SKILLS IN POST-SEASON TOURNAMENTS ACROSS THE STATE. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THOSE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUPS IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON A WIDE VARIETY OF FUN THINGS TO DO - FEATURING CREATIVE PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE WORLD IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, I'M JEFF KING. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT WEEK FOR US BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN A VERY IMPORTANT YEAR FOR US.

JY: I'M JULIE Y. THIS WEEK'S SHOW IS OUR 52ND CONSECUTIVE EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. WE'RE CELEBRATING ONE YEAR AS MAUI'S ONLY TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWSCAST.

J: WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU - SO, BEFORE WE GET TO THIS WEEK'S SHOW - WE JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR VIEWERS, FROM HERE ON MAUI, ACROSS THE COUNTY AND THE ENTIRE STATE OF HAWAII ON DIGITAL CHANNEL 110 ON NEWS ON DEMAND.

JY: WE ALSO WANT TO ADD MAHALOS TO OUR INTERNET VIEWERS AS WELL, WHO WATCH OUR NEWSCAST EVERY WEEK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(Turn to cam) ONE OF THE FIRST STORIES WE COVERED ON MAUI TV NEWS A YEAR AGO IS BACK IN THE HEADLINES. ACROSS HAWAII, POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE ANNUAL "CLICK IT OR TICKET" CAMPAIGN. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING COMPARES MAUI COUNTY'S PROGRESS TO THE REST OF THE STATE AND THE NATION.

(Take Click it Pkg) YESTERDAY WAS A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY MORNING IN WAILUKU. THE MORNING COMMUTE WAS MOVING ALONG - MAYBE A LITTLE SLOW - BUT MOVING. AND THERE'S ALWAYS A POLICE PRESENCE ON HIGH STREET. ON THIS DAY, THOUGH, THERE WERE MORE OFFICERS THAN USUAL - INCLUDING ONE OFFICER KEEPING A CASUAL POST ON THE LEEWARD SIDE OF THE STATE BUILDING SIGN. A HALF-BLOCK DOWN ON MAIN, SEVERAL MORE MAUI POLICE OFFICERS AND SHERIFFS DEPUTIES. IT'S A CLICK IT OR TICKET ENFORCEMENT OPERATION. IT'S NOT A DRILL, AND IT'S NOT AN UNDERCOVER OPERATION.

Lt. Bobby Hill, Commander, Traffic Section, MPD

BH01: "Oh it's not an undercover operation at all. It's been announced on the radio. It's been on nationwide TV. It's a nationwide campaign for buckling up. Basically we're out here to save peoples lives.///"

CLICK IT OR TICKET STARTED IN NORTH CAROLINA 15 YEARS AGO. NATIONALLY, SINCE THAT TIME, SEAT BELT USAGE HAS RISEN TO 82 PERCENT. IN THE ISLANDS, WE DO IT MUCH BETTER.

BH01-b: "Hawaii is actually a really good compliance rate. The last survey that was done, we're up over 97 per cent statewide. And in an unofficial survey, Maui does even much better than that. So we're doing really well, but as you can see today, not everyone is getting the message and - unfortunately - sometimes enforcement is the only way to get people into compliance."

THAT COMPLIANCE IS EVIDENT IN THE ANNUAL RESULTS. DRIVERS HAVE BEEN GETTNG THE MESSAGE. IN HAWAI'I FEWER THAN THREE CARS IN A HUNDRED EXHIBIT VIOLATIONS. YESTERDAY, IN MOST OF THE CARS WE SAW PULLED OVER, THE DRIVER WAS BUCKLED UP.

BH02: "The law does specify that both front seat passengers and, in the backseat anyone under 18 has to be buckled up. And, of course, we're also looking for the occupant protection violations of car seats - children not in car seats. Again, we're trying to save lives."

AND THE SIMPLE ACT OF BUCKLING UP CAN ALSO SAVE YOU NINETY-TWO DOLLARS. LIEUTENANT HILL SAYS THEY'LL BE ENFORCING SEATBELT AND CHILD RESTRAINT LAWS ACROSS MAUI COUNTY BETWEEN NOW AND JUNE FIRST, AND TARGETING THE AREA WHERE SEAT BELT USAGE HAS BEEN THE LOWEST OF ANYWHERE IN MAUI COUNTY. AND THAT'S NOT A SECRET EITHER.

BH03: "It doesn't have to be a secret because everybody knows we're out there. We're going to be looking at Upcountry pretty closely."

IF YOU DIDN'T CLICK IT AND YOU GET A TICKET, LIEUTENANT HILL SAYS THERE ARE ONLY TWO THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT.

BH04: "Paying it and wearing your seatbelt."

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

(on-cam tag) HOW MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE DO SEATBELTS MAKE IN A CRASH? NATIONAL STATISTICS SHOW THAT SEATBELT USE IS THE SINGLE MOST EFFECTIVE ACT A DRIVER CAN DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. PRELIMINARY STATISTICS SHOW THAT - LAST YEAR IN HAWAII - FOURTEEN LIVES COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED IF VEHICLE OCCUPANTS HAD BEEN BUCKLED UP WHEN INVOLVED IN A CRASH.

VA Doctor Dismissed (PiP-VA Clinic)

J: ANOTHER SITUATION THAT IMPACTED MAUI LAST YEAR HAS HAPPENED AGAIN - AND THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS.

(vo) LAST MONDAY ONE OF TWO PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS SERVING MAUI COUNTY VETERANS AT THE KAHULUI VA CLINIC WAS TERMINATED. THE DOCTOR STARTED IN HER POST LATE LAST YEAR AFTER A SIX-MONTH VACANCY AND A GAP IN SERVICE THAT WAS ONLY PARTIALLY FILLED WHEN THE VA FLEW IN GENERAL PRACTICE PHYSICIANS FROM O'AHU.

(ON-CAM) MAUI TV NEWS SPOKE WITH FRED BALLARD, THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SPOKESMAN IN HONOLULU WHO COMPARED THIS YEAR TO LAST BUT SAID MAUI VETERANS' NEEDS ARE BEING COVERED BY THE OTHER ON-DUTY MAUI CLINIC DOCTOR, PLUS A NURSE OPRACTITIONER AND ANOTHER NURSE DUE IN TO THE MAUI CLINIC NEXT MONTH.

BALLARD TOLD US THAT THE DECISION TO RELEASE DOCTOR TSUH-YIN CHEN WAS MADE BY OFFICIALS AT THE MAUI CLINIC - BUT DECLINED TO GIVE ANY MORE DETAILS THAN THAT. HE ADDED THAT LAST YEAR'S SEARCH FOR A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN FOR THE MAUI VA CLINIC PROVED THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND AND HIRE DOCTORS HERE BECAUSE OF THE HIGH COST OF LIVING ON MAUI. HE SAID THE HIRING PERIOD WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR ANOTHER 10 DAYS OR SO, THEN THE INTERVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS BEGINS - A SETP THAT COULD TAKE SEVERAL MORE WEEKS - AND POSSIBLY MONTHS.

THE MAUI VA CLINIC SERVES SOME 3,000 MAUI VETERANS, MANY OF WHOM SAY IT'S DIFFICULT TO FIND TIME TO SEE A DOCTOR SINCE THE CLINIC IS ONLY OPEN FROM SEVEN-THIRTY TO FOUR, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

Noise-Party (PiP-Charley Young Sign)

JY: FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYONE, THE BEACH REPRESENTS A PLACE TO RELAX AND HAVE FUN. BUT SOME SAY THAT FUN CAN SOMETIMES GET A LITTLE TOO LOUD, AND EVEN DANGEROUS. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING FOLLOWS THE EFFORTS ON A STATE REPRESENTATIVE TRYING TO RESTORE THE PEACE - AND THE BEACH.

(Take noise Pkg) THE NORTH END OF KAMAOLE BEACH PARK NUMBER ONE IS A SPECIAL PLACE. CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH PARK IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE, A GREAT PLACE TO SOAK UP SUN - AND A GREAT PLACE TO PARTY. BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM. WITH THE SHEER TONNAGE OF PEOPLE, FACILITIES AND SERVICES CAN'T HANDLE THE LOAD OF A PROBLEM THAT'S BEEN BUILDING FOR YEARS.

Joe Bertram III, HI State Rep., 11th District

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN A PROBLEM?

JB01: "It's been about five years. It started when a Brazilian group sort of moved in a permanent volleyball court. Then it was - like - every weekend and like that. But it's really intensified in the past couple of years. All of a suddent it started increasing to like every single day.///"

BERTRAM SAYS THAT IN ADDITION TO BECOMING A DAILY PARTY, IT WAS ALSO GROWING IN NUMBERS. THIS PAST MONDAY, HOWEVER - NO GAME. AND NO PARTY IN THE PARTY SPOT.

JB02: "We're surmizing that maybe - it was such a huge party last night - maybe they're sleeping it off. There were about a hundred people here last night and they stayed til 8."

BERTRAM LIVES IN KIHEI AND HAS EXPERIENCED THE GROWING PARTY FIRST-HAND, AND TELLS MAUI TV NEWS WHEN HE GOT INVOLVED.

JB03: "But then I got a call at my office in Honolulu during the Legislature from Karen Wolfe, I believe, who lives here. She was distraught because this has been going on. These people were raucus, and something had to be done. And I said I know, I've been there myself."

BOB AND NONA PICKERING LIVE WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE PARTY SPOT. THEY'RE FULL-TIME MAUI RESIDENTS NOW AFTER RETIRING HERE. THEY'VE OWNED THEIR CONDO FOR A SEVERAL YEARS, AND RENTERS LET THEM KNOW ABOUT THE PROBLEM.

Bob Pickering, Resident

BP01: "Yeah, it seems to be at it's most vocal - peak in the early part of the year. But it did taper off in the summer and we though it was because we moved in becase we were pretty acting in saying something about it, so it did taper off. But then again it started up in the winter - right back where it was last year."

PICKERING DESCRIBED A TYPICAL ENCOUNTER.

BP02: "Yeah. There's a path down to the beach that is separate from the main path, because it's more convenient. And last Spring and summer we had people coming up and using that as, basically, their urinal. And we told them we didn't appreciate having to walk through their toilet. And someone would respond by leaving sheepishly. Others would get beligerent and argumentative and say, 'it's our property, too, we can anything that we want to."

CALLS TO THE POLICE TO REPORT FRIGHTENING OR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WEREN'T WORKING, BECAUSE BY THE TIME POLICE ARRIVED, THE INCIDENT HAD STOPPED - AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT.

BP03: "I realize the Police are stretched very thin and that makes it a difficult situation because they can't provide supervision. And without supervision, it's going to get out of hand."

SO A GROUP CONSISTING OF LOCAL, COUNTY AND STATE LEADERS - INCLUDING POLICE, THE KIHEI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES WENT INTO ACTION. CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH HAS ALSWAYS BEEN A SPECIAL PLACE TO MANY - BUT IT HAS AN EVEN MORE UNIQUE DISTINCTION.

JB04: "This actually a very unique park in that it belongs to the county. The state actually deeded it over to the County. If you look at the Tax Map Key, there's actually a line and this belongs to the County. So that gives the County a lot more latitude in dealing with this problem in that they are the ones responsible for the beach as well."

THE ORANGE BARRIER FENCE WENT UP TUESDAY, ALONG THE LINES OF WHAT THE COUNTY DID TO CLEAN UP KANAHA BEACH PARK LAST YEAR.

JB05: "...was to block off an area; clean out the area from all the peeing and the pooping and the other stuff they'd done. And clear it out so they couldn't hide anymore, 'cuz there was all kinds of drug-taking and stuff. And then se if that would prevent them from setting up the net for a little while and then see what we can do in the meantime.///"

THE VOLLEYBALL GAME WAS ALSO ABSENT AGAIN TUESDAY. THE SIGN SAYS THE COLUSURE IS TEMPORARY. WHEN THE PLANTING IS COMPLETE, BERTRAM SAYS A HAWAIIN BLESSING WILL BE HELD TO - HOPEFULLY - REINFOCE THE MANAO HERE.

NONA PICKERING SAYS SHE THINKS THE FENCE WILL HELP - BUT HOW MUCH IT WILL IT HELP?

Nona Pickering, Resident

NP01: "I don't know. They're very intent on making this their beach. They've made that very clear.///"

SHE ADDS THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL REGULARS WHO USUALLY PARTY ON THIS SPOT - BUT THAT THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT GROUPS THAT DO NOT SEEM TO MIX. WHEN THEY DO, IT GETS EDGY.

NP02: "And even the usual group will push them farther up because they don't want to mix with them either."

TIME WILL TELL. THERE ARE LOTS OF SIGNS, WITH LOTS OF RULES THAT GOVERN CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH PARK - BUT NOT EVERYONE FOLLOWS ALL OF THEM. THE GOAL OF THIS GROUP IS TO MAKE THIS A MODEL PARK - DRUG AND ALCOHOL-FREE - A BEACH LIKE IT WAS CENTURIES AGO.

JB05-B: "We're just trying now to see if we can keep this partnership continuing to clean up the rest of the park and really establish a Hawaiian sense of place."

REPORTING FROM CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH IN KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) A RALLY HOSTED BY SOME OF THE REGULAR BEACH USERS AT CHARLEY YOUNG IS TENTATIVELY SET FOR THIS WEEKEND. MAUI TV NEWS PLANS TO BE THERE AND WE HOPE TO BRING YOU THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY ON NEXT WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.


TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THERE ARE A LOT OF CHARITY EVENTS ON MAUI EVERY YEAR. ONE THAT SUPPORTS SOME OF MAUI'S MOST IMPORTANT NEEDS, GETS MOST OF ITS MONEY FROM VISITORS. DETAILS WHEN WE COME BACK.

JY: AND, AS HALEAKALA PARK OFFICIALS DECIDE ON JUST WHICH COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE PARK, THEY'D LIKE YOUR INPUT. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW TO DO THAT UP NEXT.

J: AND WE'LL VISIT ONE OF MAUI'S OLDEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL CHARITABLE EVENTS HELD SATURDAY IN OLINDA. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


B BLOCK

(Beyond the Rainbow) (PiP-Kapalua 11th Hole)

JY: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS ON THIS - OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY EDITION. EVERY YEAR, THERE ARE DOZENS OF CREATIVE AND SUCCESSFUL FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO HELP A VARIETY OF CAUSES. BUT ONE OF THOSE REACHES BEYOND THE RAINBOW TO HELP PRECIOUS PEOPLE HERE ON MAUI. JEFF KING HAS THE DETAILS ON A UNIQUE GOLF TOURNAMENT - AND - ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS IT WILL BENEFIT.

(take Beyond Rainbow Pkg) QUIZ TIME: WHAT DOES THIS...HAVE TO DO WITH THIS?

ON AN ISLAND OF ENDLESS VIEWS AND PERFECT GREENS...THERE IS LIFE BEYOND THE RAINBOW. AND DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE - IN PART - THANKS TO FOLKS WHO DON'T EVEN LIVE HERE. CONFUSED? FOLLOW ALONG YOU'L GET IT. BEYOND THE RAINBOW IS A FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED THREE YEARS AGO BY DEBBI AND STUART KATZ...

Debbi Katz, Exec Dir., Beyond the Rainbow Foundation

DK01: "Our mision is to help the youth on Maui reach their potential - kinda' what the theme 'Beyond the Rainbow' is."

THE FOUNDATION FOCUSES ON PROGRAMS THAT INSPIRE, EDUCATE AND NURTURE THE TALENTS OF MAUI KEIKI....WITH THE EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION. HOW THEY ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSION IS PRETTY SPECIAL, TOO.

DK02: "Actually that's one of the things that makes our foundation unique. We don't actually deliver a lot of the services directly. We're trying to help, and understand the existing non-profit organizations that are already doing a fine job, but are actually struggling to come up with the funds."

DK03: "One of the projects we've been able to get involved with is the Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Program. We've been able to educate some of the non-residents and part-time residents about this program. We've had visitors come over and learn about this and made contributions.///"

Pat Endsley, Exec. Dir., Lahaina After School Enrichment Tutor Project

STILL WONDERING HOW GOLF AND TUTORING MIX? WE'LL GET TO THAT. THE LAHAINA COMPLEX AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT SNA TUTORING PROJECT OPERATES ON THE KINETIC ENERGY OF THIS RETIRED BUT NOT RETIRING EDUCATOR. PAT ENDSLEY AND HER HUSBAND RICHARD LEAD A GROUP OF 70 ADULT VOLUNTEERS AND 70 LAHAINALUNA STUDENTS WHO SERVE AS MATH TUTORS. THEY SERVE 260 CHILDREN IN GRADES 3 THROUGH 11 THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR...AND NOT JUST WHEN A BAD REPORT CARD SHOWS UP.

PE01: "I believe the need for tutoring is constant. And it's more important than ever because of the new standards that the Hawai'i state has mandated. The standards are rigorous. So the tutor program supports the classroom teacher with the same curriculum so we're in sync."

PART OF GETTIN IN SYNC MEANT PURCHASING THE SAME TEXT BOOKS THE TEACHERS WERE USING. IN HER SPARE TIME, PAT WROTE GRANT APPLICATIONS AND RECEIVED BENDEN FAMILY FUNDING AS WELL. AND PART OF THAT MONEY CAME FROM BEYOND THE RAINBOW FOUNDATION.

pe02: "Beyond the Rainbow is one of our sponsors. The County gives enough money to pay for the bus, so we can get the kids home. Otherwise only the neighborhood children could attend.///"

BECAUSE OF THAT THE 260 STUDENTS THEY WORK WITH CAN STUDY NEAR THEIR HOMES OR T ONE OF FOUR SCHOOL SITES IN LAHAINA - OR GO TO THE SCHOOL LOCATION WHERE THEIR SUBJECT IS BEING COVERED. AND IT'S WORKING. IN 2007, LAHAINA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL HAS A 100 PERCENT PASSING GRADE IN THE READING PORTION OF THE HAWAII STANDARDS ACHIEVEMENT TEST.

OK...NOW THE CONNECTION. BEYOND THE RAINBOW'S MAJOR FUNDRAISER IS NOW IN IT'S THIRD YEAR. THE ALOHA TEAM CLASSIC IS A GROWING EVENT, HELD THIS YEAR OCTOBER 21ST THROUGH THE 24TH ON THREE SPECTACULAR MAUI GOLF COURSES - KAHILI, KAANAPALI'S ROYAL COURSE AND THE BIG FINISH HERE AT THE KAPALUA PLANTATION COURSE. THERE'S A WELCOME RECEPTION, DAILY EVENTS AND PRIZES AND AN AWARDS CEREMONY DINNER-DANCE. WHILE ANY AND ALL GOLFERS ON MAUI ARE WELCOME - BEYOND THE RAINBOW TARGETS MAINLAND GOLFERS AND ENTICES THEM WITH THE PROMISE OF THIS KIND OF GOLF WEATHER...IN OCTOBER.

SO NOW YOU KNOW WHAT THIS HAS TO DO WITH THIS. IT'S WHAT THEY CALL A WIN-WIN SITUATION. AS THE CLASSIC GETS CLOSER, WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME OF THE OTHER MARVELOUS ORGANIZATIONS WHO BENEFIT FROM THE INGENIOUS IDEA BEHIND BEYOND THE RAINBOW. REPORTING FROM ON TOP OF THE WORLD IN WEST MAUI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) FOR DETAILS ON THE ALOHA TEAM CLASSIC AND THE THE BEYOND THE RAINBOW FOUNDATION, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(HALEAKALA-CPS)(PiP-Haleakala)

J: FOR ALL OF ITS PEACE AND SERENITY, HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK HAS BEEN AN EXTREMELY BUSY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS. AFTER A FATAL BIKE ACCIDENT LAST OCTOBER, THE PARK IMMEDIATELY BANNED ALL BIKE TOURS - AND PUT THEIR ENTIRE COMMERCIAL SERVICE PLAN ON HOLD.

NOW, AFETR MONTHS OF REVIEWS, REPORTS AND EVALUATIONS, PARK SUPERINTENDENT MARILYN PARRIS SAYS SHE IS READY TO CONSIDER COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE SAFE AND MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.

SO, THE PARK IS ACTIVELY SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT ON WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES AND COMMERCIAL SERVICE PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO SEE AVAILABLE AT HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK. BESIDES BIKING, THE PARK WOULD LIKE THE PUBLIC'S VIEW ON OTHER COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES - LIKE HORSEBACK-TOURS, VAN AND BUS TOURS, HIKING TOURS, STAR GAZING AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF THAT COULD ENHANCE THE NATIONAL PARK EXPERIENCE.

BETWEEN NOW AND JUNE TENTH, THEY'D LIKE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS. FROM THOSE, ACTIVITIES WILL BE IDENTIFIED AND A PLAN TO SAFELY MANAGE AND CONDUCT THEM WILL BE DEVELOPED. YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS IN WRITING BE EITHER LETTER OR EMAIL. YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP FOR THE PARK'S NEWSLETTER, SO YOU CAN KEEP UP TO DATE WITH WHAT OTHER'S ARE SAYING AND WHAT COMES OF THE PROJECT. FOR MAIL AND EMAIL ADDRESSES, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Seabury Hall Craft Fair)(PiP-Face Paint)

JY: THIS YEAR - AS IT HAS BEEN FOR THE PAST THIRTY-FIVE - OLINDA WAS THE PLACE TO BE ON A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY MORNING.

(vo) THE SEABURY HALL CRAFT FAIR IS ONE OF MAUI'S OLDEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL FUND-RAISERS, DRAWING NOT ONLY HUNDREDS OF FAIRGOERS - BUT HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE AS WELL. THIS YEAR'S EVENT FEATURED NEARLY 400 AUCTION ITEMS - RANGING FROM ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY CURTIS WILSON COST - TO A GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY DON HENLEY OF THE EAGLES. THERE WAS PLENTY TO DO, PLENTY TO SEE AND - OF COURSE - PLENTY TO EAT AT THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

(on-cam) THE ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR IS A SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISE FOR SEABURY HALL. A LITTLE LATER ON THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL BRING YOU MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THIS YEAR'S SEABURY HALL CRAFT FAIR.

(art maui scholarships)(PiP-Art Maui art)

J: ANOTHER ANNUAL FAVORITE STUDENT BENEFIT OFFICIALLY WRAPPED UP THIS WEEK AS THE 2008 ART MAUI SCHOLARSHIPS WERE AWARDED. SCHOLARSHIPS OF A THOUSAND DOLLARS WERE AWARDED THIS WEEK TO SEVERAL GRADUATING SENIORS.

(vo) AT THEIR ANNUAL BOARD MEETING, THE ART MAUI COMMITTEE RECOGNIZED FOUR MAUI HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FOR THEIR ARTISTIC SKILLS, RECEIVING LEI AND A CHECK WERE CASEY NISHIKAWA, LIANNA ROSEN, GILSON "TIGER" KILHOUR AND AMANDA BOWERS. IF AMANDA LOOKS FAMILIAR - IT'S BECAUSE YOU SAW HER RECENTLY BEING HONORED AS ONE OF THE TOP THREE STATE WINNERS IN THE NATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL ART CONTEST. HER WORK WILL HANG IN CONGRESSWOMAN MAZIE HIRONO'S WASHINGTON OFFICE FOR A YEAR. AMANDA WILL BE IN NORTH CAROLINA, ATTENDING WAKE FOREST COLLEGE ON AN ART SCHOLARSHIP.

Amanda Bowers, Baldwin Senior, overall winner

AB01: "I've been into print-making. But I also do painting and drawing, but I'll probably specialize in print-making."

TIGER KILHOUR IS GRADUATING FROM SEABURY HALL. THE OTHER THREE WINNERS ARE GRADUATING FROM BALDWIN HIGHSCHOOL. THEIR TEACHER COMPARED THEM TO STUDENTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.

Janet Sato, Art Teacher at Baldwin.

JS01: "This is a great bunch. We have a lot of talent that passes through. But it's not just talent, it's everything else that goes with that. They also have good families - supportive mommies and daddies - and they support each other. They're competitive in a way - but in a friendly way, and I think they kind of inspire each other."

(on-cam) IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THESE EXTREMELY TALENTED TEENS, GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Toss to C Block)

JY: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, M-I-L TEAMS SEND THEIR BEST TO STATE. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS AND DETAILS ON SEVERAL POST SEASON TOURNAMENTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN, HOLLY CHUNG JOINS US WITH DETAILS MORE ANNUAL FAVORITE EVENTS COMING AGAIN THIS YEAR - INCLUDING THE FESTIVAL OF CANOES AND THE BARRIO FIESTA. IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: THE HITS JUST KEPT ON COMING IN ONE MATCHUP. IN THE OTHER...IT ONLY TOOK ONE.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA.

THE 2008 HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT WRAPPED UP SATURDAY WITH MAUI TEAMS IN THE RUNNING UNTIL THE VERY END.

COMING CLOSEST WAS SAINT ANTHONY'S IN THE TITLE MATCH SATURDAY AGAINST THE KAUA'I RED RAIDERS. THE TROJANS EARNED THEIR SPOT IN THE FINALS WITH A DECISIVE 11 TO FIVE WIN OVER KALAHEO ON FRIDAY. CHANCES FOR AN ALL-M-I-L CHAMPIONSHIP WERE DASHED WHEN KAUAI BLANKED THE MOLOKA'I FARMERS EIGHT TO NOTHING THE SAME DAY.

IN SATURDAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP, KAUA’I SCORED ONE RUN IN THE TOP OF THE VERY FIRST INNING - AND THAT TURNED OUT TO BE THE DIFFERENCE. THE RED RAIDERS WENT ON TO WIN IT ONE TO NOTHING. SAINT ANTHONY'S TAKES SECOND, OVERALL IN THE STATE DIVISION TWO BASEBALL RACE. KALAHEO, INCIDENTALLY WENT ON TO DEFEAT MOLOKA’I BY A SCORE OF FOUR TO TWO IN THE THIRD-PLACE CONSOLATION GAME.

IN DIVISION ONE, TOURNAMENT FOURTH SEED MAUI HIGH STARTED OFF WITH A BANG, EASILY DEFEATING KAMEHAMEHA HAWAII BY A SCORE OF SIX TO THREE.

(vo) BUT THEN CAME FRIDAY AND TOURNAMENT TOP-SEED PUNAHOU.

THINGS LOOKED PRETTY GOOD FOR MAUI EARLY ON IN THIS ONE. FIRST UP IS MAUI SABER MITCH CRIM AND, AFTER FOULING A COUPLE AWAY, MITCH KNOCKS A CLEAN BASE HIT UP THE MIDDLE FOR A SINGLE. THAT PUT AN END TO JEREMY FUJIMOTO'S HOPES OF A NO-HITTER. BUT THEN THINGS STARTING LOOKING EASY FOR THE BUFFANBLU. THE FIRST PITCH TO SABER JOSH GASCON WAS A QUICK POP UP OUT TO THE PUNAHOU SHORTSTOP. NEXT UP IS CATCHER JORDAN INAMASU WHO POPS ONE FOUL WHEN MITCH CRIM WAS APPARENTLY HEADED FOR SECOND, SO BACK HE GOES. TWO PITCHES LATER, FUJIMOTO GETS HIS FIRST STRIKEOUT WHEN INAMASU CHASES A FAST BALL.

THAT BRINGS JUSTIN FONTANILLA TO THE BATTER'S BOX AND THE FIRST PITCH IS IN THERE FOR A STRIKE. BUT THE NEXT PITCH FOOLED NO ONE. FUJIMOTO FIRES A PITCHOUT AND THE THROW RO SECOND IS IN TIME TO GET CRIM TRYING TO STEAL. THAT DOES IT FOR THE SABERS IN THEIR TRY AT THE PLATE.

(On-cam) THAT'S THE WAY IT WENT FOR MAUI HIGH FRIDAY AS PUNAHOU WENT ON TO WIN IT IN A SHUTOUT, NINE TO NOTHING.

PLAYING FOR THIRD PLACE ON SATURDAY, THE SABERS WERE KEPT FROM SCORING AGAIN AS THEY LOST TO PEARL CITY, SIX-NOTHING. THE BALDWIN BEARS ALSO WENT OUT IN THE CONSOLATION ROUND, LOSING TO KAILUA, 18 TO 4.

AND IT WAS ANOTHER BATCH OF RED RAIDERS THAT SERVED AS A MAUI NEMESIS WHEN THE LADY RED RAIDERS OF KAHUKU SQUEAKED PAST LAHAINALUNA IN THE STATE WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY. FINAL SCORE IN THAT ONE WAS JUST FIVE TO FOUR. THE LADY LUNAS FINISH THE TOURNAMENT FOURTH OVERALL, MATCHING THEIR 2007 PERFORMANCE. KAHUKU CLAIMED THIRD SPOT IN THE STATE AND THE TOP TWO WATER POLO TEAMS WERE DECIDED WHEN PUNAHOU DEFEATED KAMEHAMEHA O'AHU BY A SCORE OF FOUR TO TWO.

ALSO WRAPPING UP STATE COMPETITION THIS WEEK WAS THE STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT, HELD ON THE BIG ISLAND. CONGRATULATIONS TO LAHAINALUNA'S JACKIE OWENS WHO ADVANCED ALL THE WAY TO THE FINALS BEFORE FALLING TO PUNAHOU'S KRISTIN LIM. OWENS IS A THREE-TIME M-I-L INDIVIDUAL TENNIS CHAMP, AND THIS IS HER THIRD STATE TOP THREE FINISH. AND, SECOND IS HER BEST YET!

THIS WEEK TWO MORE STATE TITLES WILL BE DECIDED. IN BOYS VOLLEYBALL, THE STATE TOURNAMENT IN DIVISION ONE WILL WRAP UP RIGHT HERE ON MAUI THIS WEEKEND. HOST KAMEHAMEHA MAUI WON THE M-I-L LEAGUE TITLE LAST WEEK. THE DIVISION TWO TOURNAMENT WILL BE PLAYED ON O'AHU FEATURING SEABURY HALL AS THE TOURNAMENT'S NUMBER TWO SEED.

AND ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS - CURRENT STATE CHAMPS IN SOFTBALL. THE BEARS ARE SEEDED NUMBER THREE IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT - GOING ON NOW THROUGH SATURDAY. LAST YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM GRADUATED EIGHT OF THEIR NINE STARTERS - MAKING THIS YEAR'S M-I-L CHAMPIONSHIP EVEN SWEETER FOR BALDWIN. M-I-L RUNNERS-UP, LAHAINALUNA, IS ALSO IN THE TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR - BEING PLAYED AT THE RAINBOW WAHINE SOFTBALL STADIUM ON THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CAMPUS. WE'LL HAVE SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU NEXT WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT A VERY BUSY WEEK IN SPORTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAII. NEXT WEEK, WE'LL HAVE SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE REMAINING STATE FINALS. IN THE MEANTIME, 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 GET A CREW OUT TO CAPTURE THE ACTION. FOR MAUI TV NEWS I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

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HC: FROM FABULOUS FRANK DE LIMA, TO THE FESTIVAL OF CANOES, LOCAL TALENT IS FEATURED IN THE ARTS AND CULTURE SCENE HERE ON MAUI THIS WEEK. ALOHA EVERYONE. I’M HOLLY CHUNG WITH THE HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT’S FUN TO DO AND INSPIRING TO THE SOUL, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

IT WILL BE A FUN FILLED EVENING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY, WHEN THE 3RD ANNUAL MAUI MATSURI JAPANESE KARAOKE CONTEST ROCKS OUT WAILUKU’S HISTORIC IAO THEATER, ON FRIDAY, MAY 16TH, AT 6:30 PM. CONTESTANTS WILL COMPETE FOR A 500 DOLLAR PRIZE AND FOR A CHANCE TO ADVANCE TO THE 2008 KZOO KARAOKE TAIKAI ON OAHU. TICKETS ARE 10 DOLLARS.

ONE MAN BECOMES A CAST OF THOUSANDS, AS FRANK DE LIMA BRINGS HIS MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES, TO THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. JOIN THE PORTUGUESE PRINCE OF HAWAIIAN COMEDY, ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 16TH AND 17TH, AT 7:30 PM, AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS

THE MAUI VISITOR INDUSTRY CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, WITH ITS ANNUAL CHARITY WALK, ON SATURDAY, MAY 17TH, STARTING AT THE WAR MEMORIAL SOCCER FIELD, AT 7 AM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 244-8625.

NA HANONA KULIKE ‘O PI’ILANI, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF NA KUMU HULA KAPONO’AI MOLITAU AND SISSY LAKE FARM, PRESENTS HO’OLINA ’08, ON SATURDAY, MAY 17TH, AT BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. THE PERFORMANCE, STARTING AT 6:00 PM, HONORS THE CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND ARTISTRY OF FOUR MAUI FAMILIES: THE BEAMER, BROWN, LAKE, AND VEARY OHANAS. TICKETS ARE 10 DOLLARS.

MAUI ONSTAGE AND GAMEKIDS, BRING THE DELICIOUSLY EXCITING MUSICAL PRODUCTION, WILLY WONKA JUNIOR, TO THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER, AT 4 AND 7 PM, ON SATURDAY, MAY 17TH, AND AT 2 AND 5 PM ON SUNDAY, MAY 18TH. TICKETS ARE 12 AND 8 DOLLARS.

THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES FEATURES MASTER CARVERS FROM ACROSS THE PACIFIC, WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH CARVERS FROM HAWAI’I. THEIR GOAL IS TO TURN WOOD LOGS INTO FUNCTIONAL CANOES THAT ARE ALSO WORKS OF ART. DON’T MISS MAUI’S SIGNATURE CULTURAL EVENT, HELD DAILY, FROM MAY 18TH THRU THE 31ST, AT KAMEHAMEHA IKI BEACH PARK IN LAHAINA.

FIVE AWARD-WINNING FILMS BY ABORIGINAL FILMMAKERS WILL BE SHOWN NEXT WEEK ON MAUI. THE FILMS HAVE WON AWARDS AT THE SUNDANCE AND BERLIN FILM FESTIVALS - AND THE FILM MAKERS WILL BE ON HAND FOR THE MAUI SCREENINGS. THE MOVIES STARTS AT 7 P.M. THURSDAY, MAY 22ND, IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL ON OHUKAI ROAD. ADMISSION IS FREE.

BARRIO FIESTA 2008 WILL BE CELEBRATED THIS YEAR FROM MAY 23RD THROUGH THE 25TH AT WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX IN WAILUKU. THIS ANNUAL EVENT IS PUT TOGETHER BY THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY TO SHOW OTHER CULTURES THE UNIQUENESS OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 39TH ANNUAL FIESTA WILL BE THE CROWING OF MISS BARIO FIESTA TO ASSUME THE CROWN CURRENTLY HELD BY JOANA PED.

CAMP IMUA IS STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS SUMMER’S CAMP, TAKING PLACE FROM JUNE 7TH THRU THE 13TH, A REALITY FOR 50 SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN. THIS INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE PROVIDES A FREE RECREATIONAL CAMP EXPERIENCE FOR THESE KEIKI, GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY NEW ACTIVITIES AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF THIS LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE, YOU CAN APPLY AT CAMP IMUA@IMUA FAMILY SERVICES.ORG OR CALL 244-7476.

IF YOU’D LIKE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND MORE, GO TO MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING HERE IN MAUI COUNTY, SO PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO COMING ATTRACTIONS, AT MAUITVNEWS.COM, AND I’LL SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EVENT WITH OUR VIEWERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. 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 - OUR ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THIS WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE 35TH ANNUAL SEABURY HALL CRAFT FAIR - THANKS TO THE SHARP EYE AND CREATIVE PERSPECTIVES OF MAUI TV NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER ELLIOTT COST.

JY: BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, TRANSCRIPTS OF THIS AND EVERY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS AND MORE.

J: THAT "MORE" INCLUDES LINKS TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES, AND DOZENS MORE LINKS TO IMPORTANT NEWSMAKERS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION SOURCES. YOU CAN ALSO FIND DETAILS ON ORDERING DVD COPIES OF ANY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: 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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