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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning May 22, 2008



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(Headlines-VO)

J: ALTHOUGH THERE'S STILL WORK TO BE DONE, THE NEW SECTION JOINING NORTH KIHEI ROAD TO SOUTH KIHEI ROAD OPENED THIS WEEK. AND NEXT WEEK, A BLESSING SHOULD COMPLETE THE MOKULELE-PI'ILANI CONNECTION.

JY: BUT IT WAS HUMAN-POWERED MOVEMENT THIS WEEK THAT RAISED MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR MAUI CHARITIES.

J: AND IT WAS HUMAN EFFORT - FROM VACATIONING DELL COMPUTER EMPLOYEES - THAT HELPED THE RESTORATION EFFORTS IN WAIHEE.

JY: IN SPORTS, THE LADY BEARS FACED A TOUGH SQUAD FROM CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL IN THEIR FIRST BID AT REPEATING AS STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THOSE CHAMPIONSHIP AND MORE IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND HOLLY CHUNG HAS DETAILS ON THE FESTIVAL OF CANOES AND EVEN ON DIDACTIC DIALOGUE DEALING WITH DEITY IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS AS WE BEGIN OUR SECOND YEAR AS MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWS CAST. I'M JEFF KING.

JY: I'M JULIE Y. THERE'S ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK AS WORK ON THE MOKULELE-PI'ILANI HIGH CONNECTION IS ALMOST FINISHED.

(Turn to cam) THE LATEST PHASE OF THE PROJECT IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IN THE DECADE-LONG EFFORT. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS SOME OF THE DETAILS ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED MOST RECENTLY, AND WHAT IS SET TO HAPPEN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

(Take Hwy Pkg) WITHOUT ANY FANFARE...OR EVEN A PRESS RELEASE, THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH KIHEI ROAD AND SOUTH KIHEI ROAD WENT INTO USE OVER THE WEEKEND. WHILE THERE ARE A FEW FINISHING TOUCHES - LIKE LANDSCAPING TO COMPLETE, THE ROAD WILL HAVE TO BE CLOSED AGAIN SOON TO MOVE THE TWO UTILITY POLES THAT ARE STILL RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROADWAY.

BUT THE BIG JOB IS ALMOST DONE. AT THE FAMILIAR SPEEDWAY MERGE IN FRONT OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY, THE LAST CONNECTION IS BEING MADE. DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE OTHER END OF MEHAMEHA LOOP, THE LAST STRIP OF ASPHALT IS IN PLACE, ALL STRIPED UP AND READY TO GO. THE FIFTH OF A FIVE-PHASE PROJECT THAT COST NEARLY 44 MILLION DOLLARS TO COMPLETE.

ON TUESDAY, CREWS OPENED THE SOUTHBOUND SECTION OF THE NEW LANES HALF WAY BETWEEN THE HUIMANE SOCIETY AND KIHEI - WITH A CREWMEMBER AT EVERY MERGE AND MAJOR INTERSECTION TO BE SURE THINGS WERE FLOWING SMOOTHLY. TOWNBOUND LANES WILL BE SLOW FOR A WHILE LONGER AS THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINE IS LAID DOWN...AND HE'S GOT A LONG WAY TO GO.

THE SIGNS ARE SHINY AND NEW. ALL THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS ARE IN. THE OLD ROAD SEEMS KINDA SAD LOOKING, NOW BISECTED BY A MAJOR NEW ROADWAY. AND THE WELCOME TO KIHEI SIGN WILL ALSO HAVE TO BE RELOCATED...BUT THE PROJECT, NOW IN ITS 10TH YEAR, IS SET TO COMPLETE ITS LATEST MILESTONE WITH A BLESSING TUESDAY MORNING NEAR THE HUMANE SOCIETY FEATURING GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE, MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES, TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR BRENNAN MORIOKA...AND LOTS OF CARS WAITING FOR THE SPEECHES TO END, AND THE NEW FLOWING FREEDOM TO BEGIN. REPORTING FROM THE MOKULELE PI'ILANI INTERCHANGE FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

CHARITY WALK (PiP-feet)

JY: ONE PLACE WHERE THE ENERGY WAS ALL FLOWING IN THE SAME DIRECTION THIS WEEK WAS THE WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX IN WAILUKU. THE SMILING FACES THAT KEEP THE VISITOR INDUSTRY MOVING ON MAUI DID A LITTLE MOVING OF THEIR OWN THIS PAST SATURDAY. MAUI TV NEWS WAS THERE.

(Take Charity Walk Package) THERE WERE PEOPLE...LOTS OF PEOPLE...LOTS OF FRIENDLY...SMILING...HAPPY PEOPLE DOING SOMETHING THAT THEY'VE DONE ON THIS DAY FOR THE LAST THREE DECADES.

Carol Reimann, Exec Dir., Maui Hotel and Lodging Association

CR01: "This is our 30th year. It's a statewide event that happens concurrently on all the major islands in Hawaii."

THE 30TH ANNUAL VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK DREW MORE THAN ELEVEN HUNDRED MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND PETS.

CR02: "These are members of the visitor industry - workers and family members as well as many of our non-profit people are here to raise money for charity."

EVEN WITH THE VISITOR INDUSTRY TAKING QUITE A FEW BLOWS OF LATE, THESE PEOPLE NOT ONLY SMILE WHEN THEY'RE ON THE JOB, BUTHERE - ON THE ONLY DAY OFF MANY OF THEM GET - THEY'RE GIVING OF THEMSELVES AS WELL.

CR03: "Yes they are, especially in these tough times. They've really rallied together to raise money for these charities - and all of the money that's raised here stays on Maui."

AS THE VOG PARTED, A CRISP AND BEAUTIFUL SUN SHONE DOWN ON THE GATHERING MULTITUDES, WHILE THERE WERE STILL HUNDREDS STREAMING IN AND EVEN MORE STILL DOWN KA'AHUMANU AVENUE. SOME GOT TO RIDE, AND SOME DID IT FOR FUN...AND FOR LOVE.

Rose Bailey, Walking for Loved Ones

RB01: "I did it because I felt I should do something for a good cause before I graduate next week, and I did it for my Auntie Maddie and my Auntie Susan and my Auntie Karen who all passed away."

LAST YEAR THERE WERE 65 CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS THAT BENEFITTED FROM THE CHARITY WALK. THIS YEAR JUST SOME OF THE BENEFICIARIES INCLUDE...

CR04: "Aloha House, Hale Makua, Ka Lima O Maui, ///Alzheimers Association, Maui Family Support Services, Maui Farm..."

AND DOZENS MORE, INCLUDING CATHOLIC CHARITIES.

Nane Aluli, GM Mauian Hotel, Napili and Catholic Charities of Maui Boardmember,

NA01: "Catholic Charities is nationwide. We have a chapter here on Maui - of which I'm a boardmember. We participated in the Charity Walk because we are beneficiaries of the walk also."

FROM LAST YEAR'S EVENT THEIR ORGANIZATION RECEIVED ABOUT SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS. MONEY THAT THEY PUT TO VERY GOOD USE.

NA02: "One of our programs is a seniors financial advocacy program where we assist seniors - helping them to manage their finances, because I think - as they get older - they are not cognizant or aware of where their money is going or who is taking it, so what we make sure of - through the banks for instance - we work with the banks to line up the funds so that the monies to pay bills are placed properly."

THE COURSE STARTS AND ENDS AT WAR MEMORIAL SOCCER FIELD, BUT WINDS THROUGH KEOPUOLANI PARK AND CENTRAL KAHULUI BEFORE RETURNING HERE. AFTER THEIR FIVE MILE JAUNT, WALKERS WERE TREATED TO GIFTS, FRESH FRUIT AND SMOOTHIES...SOME OBVIOUSLY-EXTREMELY-APPRECIATED RUBDOWNS...AND EVEN A HEALTH CHECK...WHICH WAS AVAILABLE EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER SAMPLING THE WAFFLES, PANCAKES, CHILI RICE, PASTRIES...OR THE FRIED RICE, HASH, EGGS AND PANCIT THAT DREW THE LONGEST LINE.

ALAKAI THE MORNING GODDESS FROM KPOA KEPT THE CROWD ENTERTAINED WHILE SHE GAVE OUT PRIZES AND ANNOUNCED THE TOP FUND RAISERS...WHO WERE OBLIVIOUS TO ALL THE PRAISE...HAWAII CANINES FOR INDEPENDENCE RAISED MORE THAN 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE EVENT.

THE PRELIMINARY COUNT AS OF SATURDAY NIGHT WAS 294,637 DOLLARS...AND CLIMBING.

THE EVENT IS THE LARGEST ONE-DAY FUNDRAISING EVENT ON MAUI, AND BOASTS THE LARGEST PER CEPITA TURNOUT OF ANY ISLAND IN THE STATE. IT'S DAYS LIKE THIS THAT SERVE AS A LIVING PICTURE POSTCARD EXAMPLE OF WHY MAUI IS NO KA OI. FROM THE WAR MEMORIAL SOCCER FIELD IN WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) THE NUMBERS ARE STILL TRICKLING IN AND - WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE, THIS YEAR'S TAKE COULD APPROACH 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS. LAST YEAR'S CHARITY WALK, STATEWIDE, RAISED MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS FOR HAWAI'I CHARITIES.

BUDGET (PiP-Budget)

J: "TIGHT. FOCUSED. REALISTIC." THAT'S HOW MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES DESCRIBED THE 561 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET SHE PRIOPOSED NINE WEEKS AGO. NOW TWO OTHER DESCRIPTIVE TERMS HAVE BEEN ADDED: "AUSTERE" AND...APPROVED."

(VO) WHEN THE MAYOR FIRST REVEALED HER SPENDING PLAN FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, THE DOCUMENT INCLUDED A 12 PERCENT CUT IN CAPITOL IMPROVEMENTS FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR - BUT AN OVERALL INCREASE IN SPENDING OF ABOUT TWO PERCENT.

(on-cam) THIS PAST FRIDAY, THE BUDGET WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL. EVEN BEFORE THE LOSS OF MOLOKAI RANCH AND TWO MAJOR AIRLINES, THE MAYOR HAD PREDICTED A SOFTENING OF REVENUES IN MAUI COUNTY - AND, AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, PLANNED WHAT SHE CALLED A "REALISTIC BUT DIFFICULT" SPENDING PLAN.

WATER WAS A HUGE PART OF THE MAYOR'S PROPOSED 2009 BUDGET. IN ADDITION TO REPAIRS AND UPGRADES TO WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITES IN MAUI COUNTY, OTHER WATER ISSUES INCLUDE 7 AND A QUARTER-MILLION DOLLARS TOWARD DEVELOPING NEW WATER SOURCES, AND THREE AND THREE QUARTER MILLIONS DOLLARS TOWARD NEW UPCOUNTRY RESERVOIRS - WITH ANOTHER 11 AND A QUARTER MILLION COMING FROM STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SPENDING PLAN FOR THE FISCAL YEAR THAT BEGINS JULY FIRST INCLUDING ADDING 32 NEW COUNTY JOBS IN A DOZEN COUNTY DEPARTMENTS, AND MORE THAN 10 MILLION DOLLARS TOWARD DEVELOPING AND IMPROVING COUNTY PARKS.

THE TOTAL BUDGET OF A WHOPPING 561 MILLION DOLLARS INCLUDES ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS TOWARD THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MAUI BUS WHICH WILL BE USED, IN PART, TO BEGIN ADDING ACTUAL BUS STOPS ALONG THE ROUTES. MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER MIKE VICTORINO SAID THE BUDGET REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS WASN'T ALL THAT DIFFICULT THIS YEAR BECAUSE MAUI HASN'T BEEN AFFECTED BY THE SAME ECONOMIC CHALLENGES AS A LOT OF MAINLAND COMMUNITIES. BUT HE ADDS, NEXT YEAR WILL LIKELY BE A DIFFERENT STORY.

(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.


TOSS TO B BLOCK

JY: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL TAKE YOU TO NORTH MAUI WHERE AN UNLIKELY GROUP OF FRIENDS GOT TOGETHER TO HELP RESTORE A PRECIOUS PARCEL OF LAND. DETAILS WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND WE'LL FOLLOW UP ON A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU LAST WEEK ABOUT A SO-CALLED PERPETUAL BEACH PARTY IN SOUTH MAUI.

JY: AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT'S GRADUATION TIME ALREADY. WE'LL HAVE A RUNDOWN OF WHEN AND WHERE THE MATRICULATIONS SHALL COMMENCE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


B BLOCK

(DELL-MCLT cleanup) (PiP-Worker)

JY: WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU TAKE 150 SUCCESSFUL, HIGH-POWERED SALES EXECUTIVES FROM A CUTTING EDGE INDUSTRY AND DROP THEM INTO ONE OF THE MOST REMOTE AND PRISTINE PLACES ON MAUI? WE SENT MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TO FIND OUT.

(Take MCLT-Dell Pkg) THEY CALL IT "COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT," BUT THE NAME SEEMS TO FALL A LITTLE SHORT. THE WAIHE'E REFUGE IS A WILD PLACE - SACRED TO HAWAIIANS. THE REAL ENRICHMENT HAPPENED TO A HUNDRED AND FIFTY SALES EXECUTIVES FROM THE DELL CORPORATION - PUT TO WORK - HARD WORK - AS PART OF THEIR CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE SALES INCENTIVE TOUR.

Anete Falkner, Corporate Incentive Trip Facilitator

AF01: "These are the top 2 percent of this company's sales force of this corporation, and they've been awarded this sales trip to the beautiful island of Maui, that affords them the experience to experience the native wonders of this beautiful island. And one of the things that we wanted to do was to have an experience that afforded them the opportunity to bond with the native forces and elements and to bond to them in a deeper way."

ANETE TOLD US THAT, YES, THEY WON A TRIP TO MAUI...BUT DID THEY KNOW THAT WHEN THEY GOT HERE THEY'D BE SENT TO A REMOTE PLACE, MADE TO WALK THROUGH BUSHES AND PICK UP TRASH?

AF02: "We asked them and they're all delighted to do it and they're looking forward to doing it another time."

DALE BONAR IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MAUI COSTAL LAND TRUST, AND NO STRANGER TO THE RESTORATION PROCESS. ON THIS DAY HE ALSO SERVED AS A TOUR GUIDE FOR THIS EVENT...SEVERAL MONTHS IN THE MAKING

DB01: "It's been a couple of months now. The Dell planners came to us and said the whole group from Dell is coming down, they want to help give back to the community. What do we have that they can help do? And of course, with 277 acres we have here that always needs love, it was a delight to have them come help us today."

BONAR EXPLAINED THAT THE VALUE OF THIS WORK IS HUGE. NOT ONLY IS THERE THE CULTURAL ASPECT OF HELPING RESTORE THE SHORE AND LAND, BUT THE SHEER TONNAGE OF MORE THAN 300 MAN-HOURS DEVOTED TO CLEANUP AND RESTORATION ON A SINGLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON WAS A GOD-SEND TO HIS ORGANIZATION - WHICH RELIES ON VOLUNTEER SUPPORT TO HELP RESTORE AND MAINTAIN THE MANA OF THIS PRECIOUS PLACE.

THE CREW WAS GREETED WITH THE HAWAIIAN DOXOLOGY AND SERVED A MARVELOUS LUNCH - BUT THE REAL REWARD, ONE DELL EXEC TOLD US, WAS TO GET TO WALK ANCIENT PATHS AND TAKE IN VIEWS THAT REMAIN UNCHANGED ACROSS THE CENTURIES. REPORTING FROM THE WAIHEE REFUGE FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam) THE EXPERIENCE OF HELPING TO RESTORE THE HISTORIC WAIHE'E REFUGE IS UNIQUELY HAWAIIAN AND EXTREMELY REWARDING. AND YOU CAN DO IT, TOO. FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO HELP, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Beach-Noise) (PiP-Beach)

J: LAST WEEK WE BROUGHT YOU THE STORY OF AN EFFORT BY SOUTH MAUI STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE BERTRAM, ALONG WITH RESIDENTS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, STATE AND COUNTY OFFICIALS - TO CLEAN UP WHAT THEY TERMED AS A GROWING NUISANCE AT CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH IN KIHEI. WE ALSO TOLD YOU WE PLANNED TO GO BACK TO LISTEN TO WHAT THE OTHER SIDE HAD TO SAY.

THE GAME WAS BACK THIS WEEKEND IN FULL SWING. WHILE THE PLAY MIGHT NOT RAISE THE INTEREST OF OLYMPIC SCOUTS, THE PLAYERS HAD A LOT OF FUN ANWAY. RYAN KERR OWNS THE VOLLEYBALL NET AND GAVE US A BIT OF THE GAME'S HISTORY AT CHARLEY YOUNG.

Ryan Kerr, Charley Young Beachgoer

RK01: "There was once four-by-four posts for a net and it was deemed a permanent structure, so they took it down and threw it in the bushes."

KERR SAID THE COUNTY DIDN'T OBJECT TO THE GAME - JUST THE PERMANENCE, SO HE BOUGHT THE NEW PORTABLE SYSTEM AND SETS IT UP...A LOT. THE COMPLAINTS WE HEARD LAST WEEK WAS THAT THE GAME WAS PRETTY MUCH EVERY DAY, AND THE PARTY HAS BEEN EVERY NIGHT.

RK02: "I would say it's five out of seven days. We set up and we tear down at sunset which is 6:30. We pick up our trash and wrap it up. All the noise is attributed to us so we take the blame."

THE COMPLAINTS WE HEARD LAST WEEK DESCRIBED AN ELEMENT, THOUGH, THAT WAS THERE , OSTENSIBLY, MORE FOR THE PARTYY THAN THE GAME. KERR HAS ENCOUNTERED THEM, TOO.

RK03: "It's hard to control. About 40 people come down here to play volleyball. So it's hard to control everybody. We take the good with the bad. There's a lot of people here, we make sure there's no touble - no fights. It's just what we do - we want to play volleyball. And if not here, then where?

BRYAN BAKER IS ONE OF THE REGULARS IN THE GAME HERE. HE'S SEEN THAT BAD ELEMENT - THE PEOPLE WHO WANDER INTO THE BUSHES TO USE THEM AS A TOILET, AND HE DOESN'T LIKE IT ANY MORE THAN THE RESIDENTS DO.

Brian Baker, Volleyball Player

BB01: "It's bad. It'sdisrepectful to the people that live here. There are little kids, too, and they don't want to see that. You have moms, too. I mean there's the ocean, they've provided a porta potta now. It's just lazy."

THE NEW ORANGE FENCE THAT WENT IN CUTS RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF WHERE THE COURT USED TO BE. THEY PLAYERS DON'T SEEM TO MIND BEING MOVED A LITTLE WEST.

RK04: "It's almost like a backdrop where I could put up my banners for Crocs, but we won't. You know, if that's what they want to do , we're not going to fight it. Hopefully it cleans up the brush or whatever they want to do - that's fine."

BB02: "They say it's to restore the plants but I think it's to move us - or try to keep us out, which I don't understand because we're just having fun. We're not causing problems. We pick up our rubbish. I don't understand it at all really."

IT WOULD APPEAR THESE PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE BARRIER EITHER. NEW SEEDLINGS DO NOT GROW WELL WHEN SAT UPON TO ENJOY A WINE COOLER. AS NEARBY RESIDENT BOB PICKERING SPOKE WITH SOME OF THE LOCALS, THEY DECLINED TO SPEAK TO US ON CAMERA - BUT AGREED THAT IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO RESPECT. RESPECTING PROPERTY RIGHTS, RESPING THE RIGHT TO HAVE FUN, AND RESPECTING THE AINA.

(on-cam) OUR MAUI TV NEWS CAMERA WILL BE OUT THERE AGAIN THIS WEEK TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE ORANGE FENCING COMES DOWN. WE'LL HAVE THAT REPORT FOR YOU NEXT WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(GRADUATION) (PiP-Cap and Gown)

JY: STARTING THIS WEEKEND, MORE THAN ELEVEN HUNDRED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ACROSS MAUI COUNTY WILL DON CAPS AND GOWNS AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PHASE OF THEIR LIVES. SEVERAL HUNDRED MORE IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS WILL ALSO GRADUATE THIS YEAR.

(FF-CG-VO) PRIVATE SCHOOL GRADUATIONS HAPPEN FIRST, WITH BOTH SEABURY HALL AND KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS - MAUI - HOLDING THEIR GRADUATION CEREMONIES THIS SATURDAY. SAINT ANTHONY'S GRADUATION WILL BE HELD MONDAY. BALDWIN GRADUATES THEIR SENIORS NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT. THEN THERE WILL BE FIVE CEREMONIES ON SATURDAY AND TWO ON SUNDAY.

(On-cam) THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS OF 2008 WAS A GROUP OF 97 GRADUATES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CENTER AT MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE. E HO'OMAIKAI TO ALL OF THIS YEAR'S GRADUATES FROM ALL OF US AT MAUI TV NEWS.

(MEO-Energy Assist) (PiP-MEO logo)

J: WITH SUMMER MONTHS AHEAD AND TEMPERATURES RISING ACCORDINGLY, AN UNFORTUNATE FACT OF LIFE FOR MANY IN MAUI COUNTY IS THAT ENERGY COSTS SEEM TO RISE WITH THE TEMPERATURES, FORCING MANY TO MAKE DIFFICULT CHOICES.

MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IS - ONCE AGAIN - OFFERING THEIR LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. ONE-TIME CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS TO HELP MAKE ENDS MEET WHEN IT COMES TO PAYING GAS OR ELECTRIC BILLS. THE PROGRAM IS A FEDERALLY-FUNDED ONE AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN APPLYING HAS TO MEET FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT YOUR TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND ASSETS MUST BE BELOW 150 PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL.

TO FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE, AND TO GET ALL THE DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Toss to C Block)

JY: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THEY BALDWIN LADY BEARS ARE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS IN DIVISION ONE SOFTBALL. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS AND DETAILS OF THEIR TRY FOR A 2008 REPEAT UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN, CANOES, KIHO ALU AND CELTIC RHYTHMS. HOLLY CHUNG JOIN US WITH ALL THE DETAILS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: IT WAS THE THRILL OF VICTORY AND THE AGONY OF DEFEAT.

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

UNFORTUNATELY THERE WAS A LOT MORE AGONY THAN THRILL IN THE HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STATE TOURNAMENTS THAT ARE NOW HISTORY.

IN THE ''THRILL" DEPARTMENT, CONGRATULATIONS TO KAILEA TRACY-VISITAINER OF SEABURY HALL AND TO BAILEY MASSENBERG OF KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL. THE TWO UPCOUNTRY SPEEDSTERS WON INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALS AT THE ISLAND MOVES STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON O'AHU SATURDAY. TRACY-VISITAINER TOOK FIRST PLACE IN BOTH THE 200 AND 400 METER EVENTS.MASSENBERG CAPTURED FIRST PLACE IN THE 800 AND 15-HUNDRED METER EVENTS.

M-I-L BOYS ALSO CLAIMED GOLD AT THE STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET. BALDWIN'S SEAN TESORO TOOK FIRST IN THE DISCUS AND FELLOW BEAR JOEY AMASCUA WON THE 800 METER RACE.

THE "AGONY" CAME EARLY IN THE GIRLS STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR DEFENDING DIVISION ONE CHAMPS - THE BALDWIN LADY BEARS. THEIR FIRST MATCH MUST HAVE FELT A LITTLE LIKE HOME - BECAUSE THE FACED THE SABERS.

(vo) BUT THESE WERE THE CAMPBELL SABERS, AND THEY HAD UPSET ON THEIR MINDS. THIRD INNING ACTION FOR YOU AS MAILA KILLAM SETPS UP TO THE PLATE. STARING DOWN THE COLD STARE OF THE CAMPBELL PITCHER, KILLAM'S CHECK SWING LOOPS A BASE HIT OVER SECOND BASE. UP NEXT IS SHAWNTE KA'ALAKEA, WHO SHOWS BUNT TO DRAW THE INFIELD CLOSER. ON THE NEXT PITCH SHE LAYS DOWN A BEAUTIFUL SACRIFICE THAT ADVANCES KILLAM TO SECOND BASE.

THAT BRINGS KILI AWAI TO THE PLATE AND SHE WANTES TO SEND THIS ONE TO KANEOHE...BUT INSTEAD GETS A STRIKE. THE NEXT PITCH IS WIDE AND A BUIT WILD AND THERE GOES KILLAM DOWN TO THIRD BASE WITH A STEAL. NEXT PITCH AND AWAI SEND A BEAUTIFUL LINE DRIVE TO LEFT BRINGING KILLAM IN TO SCORE.

THE BEARS ARE FIRST ON THE SCOREBOARD, AND THAT OBVIOUSLY PLEASES JESSICA ARRUIZA. SMILING JESS EVEN CURTSEYS TO HER COACH WHEN SHE GETS THE SIGNAL. AND THE SIGNAL WAS "GET A HIT." SO SHE DOES... RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. THAT MOVES AWAI DOWN TO SECOND, AND THAT MAKES JESSICA SMILE. BUT THE SMILES TURN TO FROWNS WHEN THIS EASY GROUNDER TO THIRD ENDS THE BALDWIN HALF OF THE THIRD.

(ON-CAM) CAMPBELL CAME BACK TO SCORE THREE RUNS OF THEIR OWN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE THIRD AND ONE MORE LATER TO WIN IT 4-1 OVER THE DEFENDING CHAMPS. BALDWIN ALSO LOST THEIR CONSOLATION MATCH TO MOANALUA ON FRIDAY BY A SCORE OF SEVEN TO FOUR. LAHAINALUNA ALSO WENT OUT IN A HEART-BREAKING CONSOLATION GAME WHEN THEY TIED KAILUA FIVE TO FIVE, BUT LOST IT BY HAVING COMMITTED ONE MORE ERROR THAN KAILUA. OUCH!

THERE WAS ANOTHER THRILL, HOWEVER, FOR THE MEN OF LAHAINALUNA - WHEN THEY WON THEIR FIRST STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT MATCH IN ABOUT A MILLION YEARS. THE LUNAS DEFEATED KALAHEO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. BUT THEN THERE WAS MORE OF THE "AGONY" STUFF FOR LAHAINALUNA WHEN THEY WERE SWEPT FROM THE SEMI-FINALS BY PUNAHOU ON THURSDAY. THE LUNAS DID GET A LITTLE SWEET REVENGE BY VIRTUE OF THE STUNNING PLAY OF IOLANI - WHO DEFEATED THE BUFFANDBLU FOR THE STATE VOLLEYBALL TITLE IN THE FINAL MATCH SATURDAY.

AND THERE WAS SORT OF A COMBINATION OF THRILL AND AGONY FOR KAMEHAMEHA MAUI IN VOLLEYBALL. THE WARRIORS, WHO LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY TO A BEST-EVER FIFTH SPOT WIN WERE UPSET BY WAIANAE. THEY HAD TO SETTLE FOR SIXTH PLAVE OVERALL - BUT THAT WAS STILL THEIR BEST FINISH EVER.

AND - BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO SNEAK IN A QUICK CONGRATULATIONS TO JUSTIN KEILEY AND THE BALDWIN GOLF TEAM. KEILEY'S FINAL ROUND 77 WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO SCORE HIM THIRD OVERALL IN THE STATE BOYS GOLF TOURNAMENT. AND HE HELPED HIS FELLOW BEARS FINISH IN SECOND PLACE IN TEAM PLAY. A PARTICULARLY GOOD FINISH FOR KIELEY COMPARED TO LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT WHERE HE CAME IN 34TH.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT A VERY BUSY WEEK AND THE END OF A GREAT YEAR IN M-I-L SPORTS. NOW IT'S TIME TO TRANSITION INTO SUMMERTIME SPORTS ACROSS MAUI COUNTY. SO, 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: EMBRACE THE TRADITIONS OF ANCIENT HAWAI’I AT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES, OR EXPLORE THE INNOVATIVE SLACK KEY STYLINGS OF MAKANA. ALOHA EVERYONE. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, WITH THE HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE ON MAUI, HONORING THE PAST AND CELEBRATING THE FUTURE, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, ON MAUI TV NEWS.

DON’T MISS MAUI’S SIGNATURE CULTURAL EVENT, THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES, HELD DAILY, THRU MAY 31ST, AT KAMEHAMEHA IKI BEACH PARK AND THE BANYAN TREE PARK IN LAHAINA. RECOGNIZED GLOBALLY FOR ITS PRESENTATION OF THE TRADITIONAL ARTS OF POLYNESIA, THE FESTIVAL FEATURES MASTER CARVERS CREATING FUNCTIONAL CANOES THAT ARE ALSO WORKS OF ART.

THE BALDWIN PERFORMING ARTS LEARNING CENTER AND THE BALDWIN THEATER GUILD PRESENT RED CARPET MADNESS: A VARIETY SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA. CATCH THIS STUDENT PRODUCED PRODUCTION, PROMISING ORIGINAL SKITS AND CREATIVE DANCES, ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 23RD AND 24TH, AT 7:30 PM, AT BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL’S LOUDON MINI-THEATRE. TICKETS ARE 8, 7, AND 5 DOLLARS.

AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER, THE ST. ANTHONY JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB, PRESENTS THE FIRST ANNUAL MIGHTY BLUE AND GOLD VARIETY SHOW. THIS CELEBRATION OF LOCAL TALENT, TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAY, MAY 23RD, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 7 AND 4 DOLLARS.

FROM BEAUTIFUL AIRS TO FOOT-STOMPING JIGS, THE SMOKING HOT DUO OF GUITARIST TIM READMAN AND FIDDLER SHONA LE MOTTEE BRING AN EVENING OF CELTIC MUSIC, INFECTIOUS HUMOR, AND ENGAGING STORIES TO MAUI. FROM MAY 23RD THRU THE 25TH, THEY WILL BE APPEARING AT MULLIGANS ON THE BLUE, THE STUDIO MAUI, AND THE HALEAKALA WALDORF SCHOOL CONCERT HALL. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO MAUICELTIC.COM OR FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM.

WAI’EHU’S OWN, BROTHERS KEVIN AND SHELDON BROWN, AND KEVIN’S SON IKAIKA, INVITE YOU TO A FAMILY-STYLE BACKYARD PA’INA, BUT HELD AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. THIS TALENTED FAMILY JOINS TOGETHER TO PERPETUATE THEIR OHANA’S MUSICALTRADITIONS AND MO’OLELO, ON SATURDAY, MAY 24TH, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 30 DOLLARS.

SPEND AN EXQUISITE AFTERNOON WITH RAM DASS AND SIKH GURU SAT SANTOKH, AND HAVE YOUR SPIRITS LIFTED BY MUSICAL GUESTS, GEOFFREY GORDON AND DANIEL PAUL. ENGAGE IN DIDACTIC DIALOGUE ABOUT THE DIVINE, AND SHARE IN A POTLUCK DINNER, ON SUNDAY, MAY 25TH, AT 3 PM, AT STUDIO MAUI. THE SUGGESTED DONATION IS 10 DOLLARS.

CONSIDERED THE YOUNGEST LIVING MASTER OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR AND A PIONEER OF HIS OWN STYLE OF ROCK, MAKANA WILL BE BRINGING HIS TALENTS TO THE MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR CONCERT SERIES. JOIN THE HOTTEST NEW MUSICAL ARTIST EMERGING FROM HAWAI’I, ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH, AT 7:30 PM, AT THE NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT. TICKETS ARE 45 DOLLARS.

IF YOU’D LIKE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND MORE, GO TO MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. IF YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING EVENT HAPPENING HERE IN MAUI COUNTY, THAT YOU’D LIKE US TO SHARE WITH OUR VIEWERS, PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS.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: THIS WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH A FEW MORE IMAGES FROM LAST SATURDAY'S VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK. THERE WERE A LOT OF HAPPY FACES...ABOUT TWICE AS MANY HAPPY FEET, AND A WHOLE LOT OF ALOHA.

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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