|Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending May 27, 2010|
(headlines - vo)
J: WATER - IT'S ESSENTIAL TO LIFE, AND COMPLICATED TO MANAGE - BUT OFFICIALS AND LOCALS ARE STILL TRYING. AND, GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! OUR FIRST FEATURE FEATURES ONLY CHOICE PRODUCTS FROM MAUI CATTLE COMPANY.
(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK, PLUS WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE MAYOR FOR HER TAKE ON SEVERAL HOT TOPICS AND WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT FOR A SAFETY CHECK ON THE WATERS OF SOUTH MAUI.
IN SPORTS, MAUI'S NEW PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TEAM STARTS THEIR INAUGURAL SEASON. AND JUST BEFORE WE GET TO COMING ATTRACTIONS, WE'VE GOT A SPECIAL GUEST JOINING US FOR THEATER REVIEW. IT'S ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: ALOHA EVERYONE. MAHALO FOR TUNING INTO TO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST - . I'M JEFF KING. "BY WATER, ALL THINGS FIND LIFE." THAT'S THE MAUI COUNTY WATER DEPARTMENT MOTTO.
(TURN TO CAM) BUT, FINDING WATER - THERE'S THE RUB. A HUNDRED-PLUS YEAR RUB THAT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE ANGRY, ANXIOUS AND HOPEFUL THAT EVERYBODY GETS THEIR FAIR SHARE.
(TAKE WATER PKG) TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE PA'IA COMMUNITY CENTER - IT LOOKED LIKE THE OVERFLOW CROWD WAS SETTLING IN FOR YET ANOTHER LONG SESSION. DECISION BY COMMITTEE IS SELDOM UNANIMOUS - AND EVEN LESS OFTEN SATISFYING TO EVERYONE. BUT THAT'S WHAT THIS MEETING WAS ABOUT. AT STAKE WATER FOR TARO FARMERS. WATER FOR COMMERCIAL FARMERS. BUT - THERE WAS SOMETHING NEW AT THIS MEETING THAT HADN'T HAPPENED BEFORE.
Walter Ritte, Farmer/Activist
WRo1: "I came last time to these hearings and I came back because I thought we had to go to war with thiese guys because they were actually going to make decision that was going to kill our culture and was going to ruin the whole taro community on Maui, so I thought those decision at the last meeting was going to continue this time. If so there was actually going to be a war. So, after listening to the presentation, I think they averted this battle. Instead of having this battle between taro growers and sugar growers, we now have a concern for the animals in the stream. And the whole focus has changed between two agricultural groups to what is best for the animals in the stream."///
AS FAR AS MAUI COUNTY IS CONCERNED, RESTORING OR REDUCING STREAM FLOW COULD COST THE COUNTY A GREAT DEAL - AND WHEN YOU ADD BUDGET TO DROUGHT, THE COST COULD GET HIGH.
Jeff Eng, Director, Maui County Department of Water Supply
JE01: "Well maybe not in terms of dollars and currency, but in terms of potential emergency drought situations: yes. And I realize that after going through that submittal a number of times, that - in severe drought conditions like we experienced in the summer of 2008 , portions of the Upcountry system could have very, very little water. I mean, like, 1.2 million gallons per day to share among farmers, residences, schools, churches..."///
COMMISSION CHAIR LAURA THIELEN PLEADED WITH THE CROWD FOR BREVITY - EXPLAINING THAT COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF WERE AT THE POINT OF EXHAUSTION ON THE TOPIC - AND YOU COULD TELL THE TEDIUM WAS GETTING TO PRETTY MUCH EVERY ONE. BUT THE PROCESS CONTINUED BECAUSE SPECIFC POINT HAD TO EXPLAINED LIKE HOW TO CONVERT C-F-S, OR CUBIC FEET PER SECOND, INTO M-G-D, OR MILLIONS OF GALLONS PER DAY. IN THE END, THOUGH THEY REACHED A DECISION - AND SOME FELT IT WAS JUST WHAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED.
WR02: "What should happen is - you need to follow the law, first. And the state is actually saying, 'we need to follow the law.' And the law says these streams need to protect the animals in these streams. At the last meeting it was 'how much do these guys need and how much do these guys need?' And this meeting is about 'what do these animals need to survive?' And what does is it takes the battle away from each other and it puts the concvern where it should have been in the first place - which is the health of the stream."
BUT IN THE END, THE PARTIAL AND SEASONAL STREAMFLOW REVISIONS THAT WERE DECIDED UPON - TOOK FROM ONE AND GAVE TO ANOTHER IN SUCH A WAY THAT NOBODY IS PLEASED. HAWAIIN COMMERCIAL AND SUGAR NOW WILL GET SOME 50 MILLION GALLONS A DAY LESS THAN THEY HAVE OVER THE LAST CENTURY. AND EVEN THE LAWYER FOR TARO FARMERS - WITH MORE WATER COMING TO THEIR LO'I, SAYS IT'S NOT ENOUGH - SO THEY PLAN TO CONTEST THE DECISION. WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE "FAIR," SEEMS TO HAVE TURNED OUT LIKE THE DECISION TO CUT THE BABY IN HALF - AND FEW SEE THE WISDOM IN THAT.
(ON-CAM TAG) THE REPORT IS COMPREHENSIVE AND THE DETAILS ARE MINUTE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT AND REACH YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS, YOU CAN. JUST GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(MAYOR'S TAKE) (PIP-COUNTY LOGO/MAYOR)
J: ONE OF THOSE WHO TESTIFIED TUESDAY HAD A VESTED INTEREST IN THE OUTCOME OF THE MEETING.
(VO) MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES LISTENED INTENTLY, AND LATER TESTIFIED TO MAKE HER POINT TO WATER COMMISSIONERS THAT ANY SUBSTANTIAL INSTREAM FLOW CHANGES TO WAIKAMOI STREAM COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACTS ON SOME 10,000 RESIDENTS IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI. EARLIER LAST WEEK WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE MAYOR TO GET HER TAKE ON SOME OTHER HOT ISSUES. FIRST WE GOT HER REACTION TO THE ELECTION OF CHARLES DJOU - PLACING A REPUBLICAN IN A CONGRESSIONAL SEAT TIGHTLY HELD BY DEMOCRATS FOR DECADES.
(TAKE CHARMAINE VO-SOT)
Charmaine Tavares, Mayor, Maui County
CT01: "Well, it weas an interesting election. All that efort for a couple of months and then they gotta' do it all over again, so God Bless 'em that they have this much energy to go through this twice in three or four months."
MAIL-IN BALLOTTING ACCOUNTED FOR NEARLY 98 PERCENT OF THE VOTE FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL SEAT, AND THE MAYOR WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PROCESS USED HERE IN MAUI COUNTY.
CT02: "I certainly hope so because I've been a proponent for the mail-in ballot for ages and ages. As part of any campaigns that I run, I have it available for people to do absentee or mail-in ballot because there's no pressure, you can take your time. If you kind of question - 'oh, what did so and so say about thins?' - or whatever they want to check out, there's time to do that. So you can give a lot of though rathern than the pressure of 'oh, there's a long line, I'd better hurry up and vote'."
ON THE BUDGET, MAYOR TAVARES SAYS THE FINAL READINGS ARE COMING UP - AND IT'S A VERY DIFFERENT DOCUMENT THAN THE ONE SHE PROPOSED IN MARCH.
ct03: It's changed a lot from what I proposed. It's a budget that I'm afraid of that's going to have a lot of impacts in the community. The council has cut many positions and some programs to the point where the same level of service is not going to be able to be delivered to the people."
AND THE MAYOR SAYS MAUI'S CELL PHONE BAN COULD BE JUST WEEKS AWAY.
CT04: "I think so. I think ours is going to sail on through.It csame out of committee so it's going to be up for first reading in the next week or so, and so I think that's moving forward. ///
(ON-CAM) MAYOR TAVARES HAS HER OWN HANDS FULL AS SHE BEGINS PLANS TO CAMPAIGN FOR REELECTION AGAINST A FIELD OF, SO FAR, AT LEAST THREE FORMIDABLE OPPONENTS.
(GCTL-MAUI CATTLE CO)(PiP-GCTL LOGO)
J: RECENT ECONOMIC REPORTS INDICATE THAT THINGS ARE STARTING TO LOOK UP HERE IN HAWAI'I - BUT THERE'S STILL A LONG WAY TO GO. ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO HELP MOVE THINGS FORWARD ORIGINATED RIGHT HERE IN MAUI COUNTY. A PROGRAM CALLED "GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!" IS ONE THE ENTIRE STATE COULD LEARN FROM. WHO SAYS VISITORS ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO SHOULD GET SPECIAL DEALS?
THE IDEA IS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT THE LOCAL ECONOMY. HERE'S THE FIRST IN OUR SERIES ON "GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!"
(TAKE GCTL PKG) TO MANY - THIS IS THE HEIGHT OF PICTURESQUE AND TO MANY, THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE AS WELL. AND THEY'RE BOTH COURTESY OF THE MAUI CATTLE COMPANY AND ULUPALAKUA RANCH - JUST ONE OF THE PARTNERS IN THE ISLAND'S EXTREMELY POPULAR BUSINESS.
Alex Franco, President, Maui Cattle Company
AF02: "Our partners right now are Ulupalakua Ranch, Haleakala Ranch, Kaupo Ranch, Hana Ranch, Nobriga Ranch and Olomalu Ranch. Amongst everybody we run about 45-hundred mother cows, or well over 9,000 head."
Jimmy Gomes, Operations Manager, Ulupalakua Ranch
JG02: " For us at Ulupalakua, we're running about 2,200 breeding cows and that's down from about 2,500. We're still downsizing. The reason that we're downsizing is that we'd like to raise more of our grass-finished cattle here on the ranch - our stockers - rather than taking up space. ///So we think that by bringing our herd size down to about 1,800 cows we can keep more stockers here."
HEAD PANIOLO AT ULUPALAKUA RANCH, JIMMY GOMES, TOLD US HOW MUCH OF MAUI MAKES UP THE LAND THAT RAISES THESE CONTENTED COWS.
JG01: "Right now Ulupalakua Ranch is running about 18,000 acres. I believe Haleaka'a Ranch is 30,000 acres. Kaupo is about another 3,500. It's 60,000 acres total of all our partners."
IT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU KNOW THAT, WHILE MAUI CATTLE COMPANY'S LAND AND HERDS ACCOUNT THE LARGEST MAJORITY OF SPACE AND BEEF - THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 CATTLE RANCHES ON MAUI. OF THAT 9,000 HEAD, THE COMPANY USES ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE NUMBER TO SERVE HAWAII’S FRESHEST AND BEST LOCAL BEEF. AND THAT "QUALITATIVE" DESCRIPTION OF "BEST" IS WELL-EARNED.
AF03: "The product that we're working toward and are producing some of it right now is what we call 100 percent grass-finished beef. As you can see with the photos you've taken today, you can see what these animals are able to live on. Number one, it's very beautiful to us. In addition to that it's a lush environment that has abundant grass. Presently, of course, we're in a drought situation which all of our ranching partners are working hard and trying to - basically - keep grass in front of our cattle. But, again, that's part of nature and you have your good years and your bad years and what you have to do is manage through those years."
IT'S A TEAM EFFORT TO MOVE THESE ANIMALS - SYSTEMATICALLY AND METHODICALLY THROUGHOUT THE RANCH - TO PROVIDE THE MOST AND BEST NEW GRASS FOR THEM - AND TO BENEFIT THE AINA AS WELL.
AF04: "All of the ranching partners of Maui Cattle Company practice holistic grazing management and a lot of these cattle are rotated from pasture to pasture. They may stay in a pasture anywhere from a day to three or four days and then they're moved on - similar to the wild animals in Africa. There, there are these large densities of animals that move across the continent and then return the following year. We practice something similar to that where we actually control the amount of time these animals spend in the paddock and then allow enough rest so that when they come back to that paddock that pasture would have had a good 50 days of rest which basically us control over-grazing, reduces soil erosion and that sort of thing."
LOW-STRESS MANAGEMENT IS STRESSED AT MAUI CATTLE COMPANY. THEY DON'T USE DOGS OR WHIPS - AND EACH HERD CAN BE MANAGED BY JUST ONE PANIOLO. AND CHECK THIS, TALK ABOUT LOW STRESS. ALEX AND JIMMY SHOWED US HOW THEY ROUND UP A STRAY COW...QUIETLY, AND EFFICIENTLY.
WITH ALL OF THE GENUINE LOVING CARE AND HOLISTIC 100 PERCENT NATURAL APPROACH TO RAISING AND PROVIDING HEALTHY BEEF, EVEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE SWORN OFF MEAT ARE REALIZING THE DELICIOUS REWARDS AND BENEFITS OF "COMING BACK TO BEEF."
AF05: "We've seen a lot of people who have 'steered away' from beef that have come back on because they've seen the value of something that is naturally grown - that we have./// as compared to what they've been used to in the past. So we've had a lot of people say 'I stopped eating beef, but now you're raising beef, we enjoy it and I'm - once again - eating beef.' So we're really pleased about that."
CATTLE AREN'T THE ONLY CRITTERS AT ULUPALAKUA, LOOK CLOSELY UP THAT HILLSIDE AND YOU'LL SEE A HERD OF ABOUT 100 ELK. MAUI CATTLE COMPANY IS THE ONLY BUSINESS IN HAWAII LICENSED TO RAISE ELK AND PRODUCE THEM FOR MEAT. THERE ARE OTHER FURRY CREATURES ON THE RANCH, TOO, AND THEY'RE NOT AS WELCOME: AXIS DEER.
JG04: "3,000...pretty much, a few years ago - I'd say maybe 10 years ago they had some grant money and this gentleman came by and ran a study. And at that time they collared deer and he would go out at night and monitor the deer. I'd say in those days we probably had 2,500 and that's 10 years ago and the deer has multiplied. We do try to do game management but we still can't even put a dent on it.///For every 25 head of deer, I can raise one cow...from what they eat."
THERE IS PICTURESQUE BEAUTY EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK ON THE SPRAWLING GROUNDS OF ULUPALAKUA RANCH. BUT ALONG WITH THAT ARTISTIC SCENERY IS A GREAT DEAL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING KNOW-HOW TO MAINTAIN THESE ANIMALS BY MAINTAINING THE RANCH WHICH IN TURN NOURISHES THE CATTLE, AND THAT NOURISHES THE RANCH AND SO ON.
JG03: "One of the things that the ranch here at Ulupalakua is doing is doing - and has for about the last 25 or 30 years is doing a dry land reforestation. What we'd like to do is, someday, bring back all these beautiful trees that are native - to bring back some more moisture here at the ranch - to get a lot more rains.///We are looking at, as Alex told you, holistic management that, when we move our cattle from paddock to paddock - and the boys keep a grazing chart so we can see exactly where they've been, how long they've been there and when they're coming back again into these paddocks. And we're trying to handle, for example, people are always talking about fireweed - you can see we have some fireweed here. We're running tests with the University of Hawai'i and the Department of Ag, but the best bet for us is grazing. If we can rest this pasture long enough - this paddock - before we come back this grass will choke out this fireweed.///And that's our goal because to do it with herbicides or bio control - we don't know when that's going to happen and herbicides are too expensive. The other way we could do it - which Haleakala is doing it and we're starting, is do the weed control with goats and sheep."
MAUI CATTLE COMPANY WAS STARTED IN 2002. THEIR GRASS-FEED BEEF IS 100 NATURAL.
AF06: "The cattle that we raise are - we don't use any antibiotics, growth stimulants or hormones in the animal. It's a totally natural product."
GRASS-FED BEEF IS TWO TO SIX TIMES HIGHER IN OMEGA-THREE FATTY ACIDS AND UP TO FIVE TIMES HIGHER IN CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID. BOTH ARE GREAT DEFENSIVE AGENTS IN PREVENTING CANCER. AND GRASS-FED BEEF HAS FOUR TIMES MORE VITAMIN E THAN ARTIFICIALLY-NOURISHED CATTLE.
AND IS IT POPULAR, SOLD IN A HANDFUL OF PRIME LOCATIONS ON O'AHU, MAUI CATTLE COMPANY BEEF IS FEATURED AT MAUI'S FINEST RESTAURANTS - AS WE SAW MASTERFULLY PREPARED AT STELLA BLUE'S IN KIHEI. ALL OF THEIR BEEF IS MAUI CATTLE COMPANY BEEF - AS THEY PROUDLY PROCLAIM ON THE MENU, AND BEAUTIFULLY SERVE TO THEIR CUSTOMERS - ALONG WITH ONLY LOCAL-GROWN FRESH PRODUCE. AND HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE MORE THAN 150 OUTLETS WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEIR PRODUCT ON MAUI. BEAUTIFUL, FRESH, DRY-AGED 100 PERCENT NATURALLY-GROWN BEEF, PREPARED AND PACKAGED UNDER THE STRICTEST STANDARDS AT THE COMPANY'S TEMPORARY KAHULUI HEADQUARTERS - LOVINGLY RAISED ACROSS THE ISLAND OF MAUI - BUT NOWHERE MORE BEAUTIFUL AND CALMING THAN UP ABOVE IT ALL ON ULUPALAKUA RANCH.
AF01: "One of the reasons for starting Maui Cattle Company was to preserve this for future generations.///Along without partners in the ranching business, we preserve what we call 'managed open space,' not just plain open space but managed open space to where the properties are actually cared for. Maui Cattle Company was basically formed that we can utilize the animals that are produced here as a product that we can sell to local residents here in the state."
SO FOR THE BEST IN BEEF - FROM RIBS, TO BURGERS, TO PRIME CHOICE STEAKS, TO ELK BURGERS - REMEMBER, WHEN YOU "GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!"
(ON-CAM TAG): TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MORE THAN 200 BUSINESSES THAT BELONG TO MAUI COUNTY'S "GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!" CAMPAIGN, GO TO MAUI-COUNTY - THINK-LOCAL -DOT-COM. BROWSE THE SPECIAL OFFERS AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND PRINT VALUABLE COUPONS. AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! 'OHANA, YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW TO DO THAT ON THE WEBSITE, TOO. AND WHO KNOWS? MAYBE SOON YOUR BUSINESS WILL BE FEATURED IN A "GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!" SPECIAL REPORT.
(CLICK IT)(PiP-MPDLOGO - SEATBELT)
J: CLICK IT OR TICKET. AFTER MAUI POLICE CRACKED DOWN ON SPEEDERS A FEW WEEKS AGO, NOW THE FOCUS IS - AS IT IS EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME - ON BUCKLING UP.
(VO) LAST YEAR, STATEWIDE, 2,456 TICKETS WERE ISSUED FOR SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS. ON MAUI THAT NUMBER WAS 464. THE FINE FOR NOT HAVING EVERYONE BUCKLED UP IN THE FRONT SEAT AND BACK-SEAT PASSENGERS UNBUCKLED - IS 92 DOLLARS...APIECE!
(ON-CAM) IT GETS EVEN PRICIER IF YOU DON'T BUCKLE UP KEIKI. FINES FOR FAILING TO DO THAT START AT 100 DOLLARS AND CAN GO AS HIGH AS 500 DOLLARS, DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS.
NIGHTTIME HOURS - WHEN THE POLICE CAN'T SEE THAT YOU'RE NOT WEARING YOUR SEATBELT - ARE THE DEADLIEST HOURS. IN FACT, LAST YEAR ACROSS HAWAI'I 27 PEOPLE DIED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 P.M. AND 3 A.M. OF THAT 27, 19 WERE NOT WEARING SEATBELTS - THAT'S 70 PERCENT.
THE CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN RUNS THROUGH JUNE 6TH. LAST YEAR MAUI LED THE STATE IN SEATBELT USAGE AT 97.9 PERCENT.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IT LOOKS LIKE FUN - BUT THE DARING DIVES OF HAWAI'I COAST GUARD RESCUERS ARE VERY SERIOUS WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING LIVES. AND WITH SUMMER COMING, WE'VE GOT WARNINGS AND ADVICE ON TWO VERY IMPORTANT TOPICS. THOSE STORIES AND MUCH MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
(COAST GUARD)(PiP-USCG LOGO/HELO)
J: YOU MAY NOT HAVE NOTICED - BUT WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF SAFE BOATING WEEK HERE ON MAUI AND ACROSS THE NATION.
(VO) SUNDAY IN KIHEI, THE COAST GUARD WAS JOINED BY MEMBERS OF THE MAUI FIRE DEPARTMENT, MAUI LIFEGUARDS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES. WHILE FOLKS FROLICKED IN THE WATER, COAST GUARD AUXILIARY OFFERS OFFERED FREE SAFETY INSPECTIONS. HIGH-TECH AND HIGHLY FORTIFIED, THE COAST GUARD'S 45-FOOT RESPONSE CRAFT TOOK TO SEA TO STAND BY AS THE AIR CREW FROM AIR STATION BARBER'S POINT PUT ON A DEMONSTRATION SHOWING HOW THEY SAVE LIVES. AND - WHILE THEY HAD THE LUXURY OF TIME TO PUT ON THIS IMPRESSIVE SHOW, IT WOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN MUCH FOR THEM TO BE CALLED AWAY.
(SOT) Martin A. Tremblay, Exec. Petty Officer, Maui
MT01: "Some week's it's just like the fire department - there might not be any fires for weeks and all of a sudden, for two weeks straight there's fires. It's the same with us - it could be nothing for two weeks then all of a suddent there's all kinds of people asking for help."
(ON-CAM TAG) THE COAST GUARD PARTNERS WITH D-L-N-R ENFORCEMENT TO KEEP OUR WATERS SAFE. MORE SPECIFICALLY, D-L-N-R HAS JURISDICTION FROM THE SHORE OUT TO THREE MILES, WHERE THE WATERS BECOME FEDERAL AND THE COAST GUARD IS IN CHARGE.
(DOC MARTIN) (PiP-DOC MARTIN)
J: YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED YOU COULDN'T GET OUT OF THE SUN THIS PAST MONDAY.
(VO) THE PHENOMENON CALLED "LAHAINA NOON" AFFECTED MAUI ON MONDAY. IT HAPPENS TWICE A YEAR IN THE TROPICS WHEN THE SUN IS DIRECTLY OVERHEAD. ANYTHING PERFECTLY VERTICAL CAST NO SHADOW AT ALL.
(ON-CAM) IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN ON MAUI ON JULY 18TH. AND, WITH SUMMER ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY, IT SEEMED APPROPRIATE TO REPRISE A STORY WE FIRST AIRED ON MAUI TV NEWS LAST YEAR. ONE OF THE MOST COMMON - AND MOST PREVENTABLE FORMS OF CANCER IN THE WORLD IS SKIN CANCER. AND ON AN ISLAND LIKE MAUI - WHERE SUN WORSHIP IS PART OF THE PACKAGE, ONE DERMATOLOGIST IS SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON THE FIGHT AGAINST SKIN CANCER.
(TAKE SKIN CANCER PKG)
(On-cam tag) IF YOU'RE A PATIENT OF DOCTOR MARTIN - AND MANY OF US ARE - YOU KNOW HE NOT ONLY WORKS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT, BUT HE'S ALSO EXTREMELY BUSY. ON TOP OF HANDLING A BURGEONING CASELOAD OF PATIENTS, TRAVELLING THE WORLD TO SPEAK ABOUT THE FIGHT AGAINST THE SPREAD OF SKIN CANCER - AND FINDING TIME TO SURF AND ROW EVERY CHANCE HE GETS - HE'S ALSO FOUND THE TIME TO DEVELOP HIS OWN UNIQUE FORMULA OF SUN BLOCK. AND- AS WE LEARNED LAST WEEK - HE'S ALSO A FAIRLY COMPETENT RANCH HAND AT 'OHANA RANCH IN KULA. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT P-D-T, THE SUNBLOCK AND DOC MARTIN, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(SEABURY GREEN MACHINE)(PiP-VOLUNTEERS)
J: SUN IS USUALLY ABOUT A 50-50 PROPOSITION EACH YEAR FOR THE ANNUAL SEABURY HALL CRAFT FAIR - BUT THIS YEAR THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE THAT WAS ONLY 50 PERCENT: TRASH.
(FF-CG-VO) VOLUNTEERS FROM SEABURY HALL TEAMED UP WITH COMMUNITY WORK DAY, AMERICORP AND THE COUNTY OF MAUI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TO KEEP WASTE TO A MINIMUM. BY SETTING UP 55-GALLON BARRELS AND RECYCLING STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE SEABURY HALL GROUNDS, THEY COLLECTED AND SEPARATED A GREAT DEAL OF JUNK IN ORDER TO KEEP IT OUT OF THE LANDFILL. THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE "SEABURY HALL GREEN MACHINE."
(ON-CAM) THEIR EFFORT WAS AIDED BY DONATIONS FROM ACE HARDWARE, LONGS, TIMES, WHOLE FOODS AND WALMART. A TOTAL OF 7,000 REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS WERE USED IN PLACE OF PLASTIC BAGS. BY THE WAY, THE ENTIRE COUNTY WILL STARTING DOING WITHOUT PLASTIC BAGS ON 1-11-11.
THE GREEN MACHINE RECYCLING PROJECT RESULTED IN A 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN TRASH GOING TO THE LANDFILL BY SEPARATING, DIVERTING AND RECYCLING.
J: EVEN THOUGH FORECASTERS SAY THIS YEAR'S HURRICANE SEASON - WHICH STARTS MONDAY - WILL BE MILD BY COMPARISON TO AVERAGE YEARS, THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE WON'T GET HIT BY THE BIG ONE.
(VO) LAST AUGUST HURRICANE FELICIA CAME WITHIN MILES OF BEING A DEVASTATING THREAT TO OUR SHORE - BUT FIZZLED LITERALLY ON OUR DOORSTEP.
(ON-CAM) THE AMERICAN RED CROSS REMINDS THAT IT'S TIME TO GET READY WITH THESE THREE THINGS: GET A KIT, MAKE A PLAN. BE INFORMED.
(FF-CG-VO) HAVE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES SET ASIDE TO TIDE YOUR FAMILY OVER FOR FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS. BE SURE THAT INCLUDES MEDICATIONS, NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AND ABOUT A GALLON OF WATER PER PERSON PER DAY.
HAVE A DISASTER PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY. WHILE PREPARING IT - HAVE TWO DESTINATIONS WHERE YOU SHOULD ALL GO TO MEET IN THE EVENT YOU'RE SEPARATED DURING AN EMERGENCY. ONE SHOULD BE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND - WHEN THAT'S NO LONGER SAFE, ONE SHOULD BE OUTSIDE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU SHOULD ALSO PREPARE AN EMERGENCY CARD FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER WITH EVERYONE ELSE’S CELL PHONE NUMBERS, AND THE TWO SAFE LOCATIONS TO MEET.
(ON-CAM) THE HAWAII RED CROSS WEBSITE HAS A SIMPLE DISASTER PLAN TEST YOU CAN TAKE TO SEE JUST HOW PREPARED YOU ARE. FOR THE LINK TO THAT SITE, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, PRO BASEBALL IS BACK ON MAUI - AND OUR TEAM IS ON THE ROAD. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THEY'RE DOING SO FAR. AND WE'LL ALSO DEBUT A BRAND NEW FEATURE ON MAUI TV NEWS - CURTAIN CALL WITH PAUL JANES-BROWN. THAT, PLUS COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.
AND, NOW WE COME TO ANOTHER NEW FEATURE ON MAUI TV NEWS - ONE WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT.
(FF-CG-VO) NOTED LOCAL ACTOR, WRITER AND THEATER CRITIC PAUL JANES-BROWN JOINS MAUI TV NEWS FOR THE PREMIERE EDITION OF "CURTAIN CALL."
PJB: CINDERELLA, PRODUCED BY THE NEW NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION PRO ARTS INC. AT THEIR BRAND NEW PRO ARTS PLAYHOUSE AT THE AZEKA SHOPPING CENTER MAKAI ACROSS THE LOT FROM THE KIHEI POST OFFICE ON SOUTH KIHEI ROAD IS A THOROUGHLY PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION FROM BEGINNING TO END. IT’S CHILDREN’S THEATER FOR ADULTS. THINK, LIVE “FRACTURED FAIRY TALES.” PLAYWRIGHT, JONATHAN LEHMAN UNDERSTANDS HOW TO TRANSFORM ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN FAIRY TALES BY INTERJECTING TOPICAL, LOCAL AND CONTEMPORARY REFERENCES TO SPICE UP THE PROCEEDINGS.
THE PRODUCERS TAKE CARE OF THE KEIKI BEFORE THE SHOW BY GIVING THEM GLO-STICKS, SITTING THEM ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF THE AUDIENCE, AND TWO FINE ACTORS, JETT BATOON AND HER SON ISAAC RAUCH ENTERTAIN WITH MIME AND JOKES. LITTLE PRINCESSES WERE EVERYWHERE. AFTER THE SHOW, THE CAST WAITS OUTSIDE TO MEET THE AUDIENCE TO PROVIDE PHOTO OPS FOR TREASURED MOMENTOS, FACEBOOK POSTINGS AND GRANDPARENT GIFTS.
IF THE PRODUCERS HAVE FOUND A PERFECT RECIPE FOR AUDIENCE ENJOYMENT WITH THESE ANCILLARY ELEMENTS, THIS SHOW WOULD BE A SUCCESS WITHOUT ANY OF THEM BECAUSE OF THE NINE MEMBERS OF THIS EXCEPTIONAL CAST. VINNIE LINARES, AS PERCIVAL THE PAGE SETS THE SCENE OPENING THE SHOW AND PROMPTLY BREAKS THE FOURTH WALL. IN A FLASH OF LIGHT AND A PUFF OF SMOKE, THE INCOMPARABLE KRISTI SCOTT AS A DITZY FAIRY GODMOTHER, WHO WILL REMIND GRANDPARENTS OF THE GREAT COMEDIENNE MARION LORNE, ALONG WITH HER PERSONAL ASSISTANT MOUSE THE CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL TOM ALTHOUSE TAKE OVER THE PROCEEDINGS AND WE OFF TO A GREAT EVENING OF THEATER. THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THESE TWO IS PITCH PERFECT.
WE LEARN ABOUT THE BALL TO MARRY OFF THE NERDY PRINCE FROM THE KING, THE SUAVE BILL SCHNITZER AND THE PRINCE, THE OUTSTANDING CALEB RHODES IS, SHALL WE SAY A RELUCTANT HOST. LARGER THAN LIFE ITSELF ARE THE “BARONESS” AS THE WICKED STEPMOTHER, BRILLIANTLY PLAYED BY ROSE ROSELINSKY, INSISTS ON BEING REFERRED TO AND HER TWO “ADORABLE” DAUGHTERS, PUDGINA PLAYED WITH SELF-EFFACING HUMOR BY CAT HAYES AND GAUNTINE REALIZED BY THE ALWAYS EXCELLENT DALE BUTTON IN FRIGHTENINGLY FUNNY DRAG.
THE STAR OF THE
SHOW, ARIELLE LEHUA SIMON HAS A LOVELY LILTING LIGHT VOICE; A THOROUGH
PLEASURE. THIS IS A MUSICAL AND ACCOLADES GO TO MARTI KLUTH; ITS MUSICAL
DIRECTOR AND ACCOMPANIST. KATHLEEN SCHULZ, THE MARVELOUS COSTUMER, HAS
CREATED REAL MAGIC, WATCH FOR IT. CONGRATULATIONS TO DIRECTOR DOUG KENDRICK
FOR PUTTING THIS HOUR LONG ROMP TOGETHER. THE SHOW HAS ONLY FIVE MORE
PERFORMANCES FRI AT 7:30 AND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 1 AND 4. TICKETS
ARE ADULTS $12.00
THAT'S "CURTAIN CALL" AND I'M PAUL JANES-BROWN. UNTIL NEXT TIME, A HUI HOU. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS - UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
J: RUNNING DOWN THE LIST OF COMING ATTRACTIONS WILL BE A FULL GALLOP BECAUSE THERE'S LOTS TO RUN THROUGH. AS PAUL JANES-BROWN MENTIONED IN HIS CURTAIN CALL PREMIERE, YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW MORE CHANCES TO CATCH CINDERELLA AT THE PRO ARTS PLAYHOUSE IN AZEKA MAKAI IN KIHEI. LIVE THEATER IN SOUTH MAUI TAKES OVER THE STAGE FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND TWO MATINEES ON SUNDAY.
AND SPEAKING OF RUNNING OUT OF TIME, YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL THIS SATURDAY IN EAST MAUI TO TAKE PART IN THE GREAT "KEEPING IT CLEAN AND GREEN IN HANA" EVENT, SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY WORK DAY, MAUI. YOU CAN STILL BRING YOUR RECYCLABLES TO THE PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM HASEGAWA STORE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 5 P.M. IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO DO A GOOD THING - AND TO GET RID OF THINGS THEY WON'T ACCEPT AT THE LANDFILL, LIKE OLD TVS, TIRES, CAR PARTS, SCRAP METAL AND MORE. WE'VE GOT ALL THE DETAILS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
GRADUATION SEASON IS IN THE FINAL DAYS THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK. FRIDAY AT 5-30, MAUI PREPARATORY ACADEMY GRADUATES THEIR SENIORS ON THEIR WEST MAUI CAMPUS. SATURDAY MORNING AT 10-30, SEABURY HALL WILL HOLD THEIR 20-10 COMMENCEMENT ON THE OLINDA CAMPUS. ALSO IN UPCOUNTRY, SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 2 THE CLASS OF 2010 WILL GRADUATE IN CEREMONIES IN THE GYM AT KAMEHAMEHA MAUI IN PUKALANI. SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 5-30, KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL WILL HOLD THEIR GRADUATION CEREMONY ON THE KAHO'OLAWE LAWN OF THE WAILEA MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA. AND NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAUI COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOR ADULTS WILL HOLD THEIR GRADUATION CEREMONIES. THAT STARTS AT 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY IN THE AUDITORIUM AT BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL.
MEANWHILE, BACK AT FRIDAY - THAT INCREDIBLE AROMA THAT WILL BE DRAWING YOU TO WAILUKU IS THE 41ST ANNUAL BARRIO FIESTA AT WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX. THE FOOD, THE ENTERTAINMENT, THE COLOR, THE PROUD PAGEANTRY OF MAUI'S FILIPINO COMMUNITY WILL ALL BE FEATURED STARTING FRIDAY EVENING. THERE'S NO ADMISSION CHARGE FOR THIS FAMILY FUN EVENT.
IN HAIKU ON FRIDAY NIGHT, DOORWAY INTO LIGHT PRESENTS ANOTHER OF THEIR FREE "JOY CLUB" EVENTS AT THE STUDIO MAUI. DOORWAY INTO LIGHT IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT RAISES FUNDS TO HELP THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE APPROACHING DEATH AND IN NEED OF FINANCIAL HELP. IT'S A SOMBER CAUSE - WITH A HAPPY METHOD TO SUPPORT IT. ENJOY NATURAL FOODS, RAFFLES AND A SILENT AUCTION AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND A MOVIE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
BUT WAIT - FRIDAY NIGHT OFFERS EVEN MORE OPTIONS. FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER - ONE OF THE SMOOTHEST JAZZ GUITARISTS EVER WILL GRACE THE STAGE OF THE CASTLE THEATER. LEE RITENOUR WILL KICK OFF THE MACC'S "SMOOTH JAZZ NIGHTS" SERIES WITH FAVORITES FROM HIS 40 YEARS OF MAKING MEMORABLE MUSIC. TICKETS ARE 35 AND 45 DOLLARS - WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF PREMIUM SEATS AT 75 DOLLARS.
AND IN WEST MAUI - IT'S A MAJOR PRODUCTION AS TOP MAUI CHEFS AND AN ENSEMBLE CAST OF 20 MAUI ACTORS PRESENT THE SECOND ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER. THIS IS VERY COOL. IT'S AN ALL-EVENING EVENT FRIDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THE DINNER BEGINS AT WO HING MUSEUM ON FRONT STREET WHERE- WHILE GUESTS FEAST ON PUPUS, ACTORS PORTRAY LIFE IN HISTORIC LAHAINA TOWN IN THE 1800S AND EARLY 1900S. THERE ARE TROLLEY RIDES, MORE DRAMA, MUSIC BY THE TONGAN CHOIR, INCREDIBLE FOOD FROM 10 OF MAUI'S TOP RESTAURANTS - AND IT ALL BENEFITS LAHAINA RESTORATION FOUNDATION. TICKETS ARE JUST 135 DOLLARS PER PERSON. FOR DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
SATURDAY KICKS OFF THE LONG MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. IN KIHEI, VETERANS WILL BE HONORED AT A BARBEQUE AT KALAMA HEIGHTS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY STARTING AT 12-30. TOPAZ GOLDSMITH AND GALLERY WILL PRESENT A JEWELRY FASHION SHOW AT 1-15. THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC, AND FOR JUST 13 DOLLARS A PERSON, IT'S AN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BARBEQUE.
ALSO ON SATURDAY, UPCOUNTRY AT THE PI'IHOLO ZIPLINE, IT'S KAMA'AINA FAMILY FUN DAY. . FROM 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M., YOU CAN ZIP ALL FIVE OF THEIR THRILLING LINES - SIDE BY SIDE WITH SOMEONE SCREAMING AS LOUD AS YOU ARE - FOR JUST 50 DOLLARS - WITH YOUR HAWAI'I I.D. KEIKI BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10 AND 18 PAY ONLY 25 DOLLARS. THE ONLY CATCH: TO GET THAT SUPER RATE, YOU NEED TO BRING AT LEAST SIX NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS - PER PERSON - THAT WILL BE DONATED TO THE MAUI FOOD BANK. THERE WILL ALSO BE A BARBEQUE TO BENEFIT HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB, BEVERAGE SALES TO BENEFIT THE BOY SCOUTS AND MORE.
SUNDAY MORNING STARTS VERY EARLY. THE ALUMINUM MAN TRIATHLON BEGINS AT 5 A.M. AT THE MAKENA BEACH AND GOLF RESORT. WE'VE GOT MORE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN IAO VALLEY - IT'S A FUNDRAISER FOR THE IOA VALLEY NATURE CENTER. A GROUP CALLED "MAUI LIVE POETRY" WILL PRESENT ORIGINAL VERSE ON THE SUBJECT OF...IAO VALLEY FROM 2 TO 4 P.M. YOUR DONATIONS WILL FUND THE VERY IMPORTANT WORK OF THE IAO VALLEY NATURE CENTER.
AND IF YOU HAVE ANY ENERGY LEFT, SUNDAY AFTERNOON - HOW ABOUT SOME ISRAELI AND INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING? GREAT MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC, FREE DANCE LESSONS, AND EVERYONE'S WELCOME. THE GROUP DANCES SUNDAYS AT 4 P.M. AT GRACE CHURCH IN PUKALANI AND TUESDAY EVENINGS IN KIHEI AT THE SYNAGOGUE OF THE JEWISH CONGREGATION OF MAUI.
MONDAY, OF COURSE, IS MEMORIAL DAY. ALL COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED AS WE ALL PAUSE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED OUR NATION IN UNIFORM. AS IT IS SO APPROPRIATE SAID, ALL OF 'EM GAVE SOME AND SOME OF 'EM GAVE ALL. ONE OF THE EVENTS HONORING SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN IS A BARBEQUE STARTING AT NOON IN KALAMA PARK IN KIHEI. MUSIC, DRINKS AND A MAIN DISH WILL BE PROVIDED - AND YOU'RE ASKED TO BRING A PUPU OR A DESSERT.
AND LOOKING JUST A LITTLE BIT FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD, TAYLOR CAMP IS RETURNING TO MAUI. IT'S A MOVING DOCUMENTARY - CREATED BY A TRIO OF EMMY AWARD-WINNING MAUI AND KAUAI FILMMAKERS - THAT CHRONICLES AN UNFORGETTABLE SEVEN YEAR STRETCH OF TIME AND SPACE OF A HIPPIE ENCAMPMENT ON THE NORTH SHORE OF KAUA'I. BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED AND SCORED, TAYLOR CAMP WILL STAY WITH YOU. THE MOVIE WILL SCREEN AT 7 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE SECOND IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MACC. AFTERWARDS YOU CAN MEET AND GREET THE FILM'S DIRECTOR, BOB STONE.
EARLY THE NEXT MORNING - AND WE MEAN VERY EARLY NEXT THURSDAY, YOU'RE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON. AT PRECISELY 4 A.M., MAUI TIME ON JUNE THIRD, THE KIHEI AQUATIC CENTER POOL WILL BE FILLED WITH FOLKS AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME POOLS IN PLACES LIKE DUBAI, ZAMBIA, AND SOME 175 OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE WILL ALSO BE FILLED. THE IDEA IS TO SET THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON. WE'VE GOT THE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT GET READY TO FEED YOUR SOUL. THE UNMISTAKABLE SOARING BRASS AND BEAT OF TOWER OF POWER COMES BACK TO THE MACC. THE GROUP IS RELEASING THEIR 20TH ALBUM - AND THEIR FIRST STUDIO RECORDING IN FIVE YEARS AND YOU'LL SOME NEW STUFF AND GREAT OLD FAVORITES IN THE CASTLE THEATER SHOW THAT STARTS AT 7-30 P.M. TICKETS RANGE FROM 35 TO 55 DOLLARS.
WE'VE GOT ALL THE DETAILS ON THESE EVENTS ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE'LL BE BACK TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.
J: THAT WRAPS UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. YOU CAN CATCH OUR FULL NEWSCASTS EVERY WEEK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND STATEWIDE ON NEWS ON DEMAND ON OCEANIC DIGITAL CHANNEL 953. AND EVERY FRIDAY MORNING WE BRING MAUI TV NEWS TO THE STATE WITH OUR REPORTS ON KHON-2'S WAKE UP 2-DAY BETWEEN 5 AND 8 A.M. AND MAUI TV NEWS IS ON THE RADIO EVERY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE HOURS OF 3, 4, 5 AND 6 P.M.
AND WE DO ALL OF THAT ON TOP OF ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM. MAHALO HOU FOR TUNING IN AND, UNTIL NEXT WEEK, A HUI HOU KAKOU.
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