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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending June 3, 2010


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J: IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL AT THE MAKENA BEACH AND GOLF RESORT AFTER MAUI'S LARGEST-EVER FORECLOSURE AUCTION. AND A PRECEDENT-SETTING PROPOSAL COMES BEFORE THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL - PLUS, WHAT ON EARTH ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING IN THE POOL AT FOUR IN THE MORNING?

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE SOME OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK, PLUS WE CAUGHT UP WITH GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE WHO GAVE US FOR HER TAKE ON SEVERAL HOT TOPICS - AND WE'LL TAKE YOU UPCOUNTRY FOR A WILD RIDE FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

IN SPORTS, MAUI'S NEW PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TEAM IS ABOUT TO PLAY THEIR FIRST HOME GAME. AND PAUL JANES-BROWN JOINS US AGAIN FOR CURTAIN CALL. IT'S ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST - . I'M JEFF KING. IT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST REAL ESTATE DEALS IN MAUI HISTORY - AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST FORECLOSURES EVER.

(TURN TO CAM) THE DETAILS ARE A LITTLE CONFUSING, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE - FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE MAKENA BEACH AND GOLF RESORT - IS GOOD NEWS..

(TAKE MAKENA PKG) IN FOUR BIDS - IT WAS OVER. AUCTIONEER CHRIS LAU WADDED UP THE SINGLE-SHEET NOTICE OF THE LARGEST FORECLOSURE AUCTION IN MAUI HISTORY. FORTY, 45, 50, THEN 55 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE PRIZE: THE 310-ROOM NOW-NAMED MAKENA BEACH AND GOLD RESORT. AFTER A PARTNERSHIP LED BY MAUI DEVELOPER EVERETT DOWLING PAID 575 MILLION FOR THE MAKENA RESORT - INCLUDING THE HOTEL, TWO GOLF COURSES AND 1800 ACRES, THE DEAL WENT SOUTH WITH THE ECONOMY AND WENT INTO FORECLOSURE WITH WELLS FARGO HOLDING THE TRUST FOR CLOSE TO 200 MILLION DOLLARS. FRIDAY, AFTER SEALING THE DEAL WITH A BID OF 55 MILLION DOLLARS TO KEEP THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE - AT LEAST UNTIL IT GOES BACK TO COURT, WELLS FARGO ATTORNEY AND BIDDER BARRY SULLIVAN UNDERSCORED THE POINT RESORT EMPLOYEES WANTED TO HEAR.

Barry Sullivan, Attorney for Wells-Fargo

BS: "So one thing we said from the beginning of this process is that the hotel is going to remain open. There is not going to be any interruption in employment. And Benchmark Hospitality, who was brought in as the management in September, will continue and it's really 'business as usual' as far as operations."

(ON-CAM TAG) THE DEAL STILL ISN'T COMPLETE. IN FACT, SOME OBSERVERS SAY THE REAL FIREWORKS WILL START WHEN THE FORECLOSURE SALE CONFIRMATION RETURNS TO SECOND CIRCUIT JUDGE SHACKLEY RAFETTO'S COURTROOM SOMETIME IN THE NEXT SIX WEEKS.

(GOV. LINGLE) (PiP-GOV. LINGLE)

J: LAST SATURDAY MARKED THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GIANT CONGREGATION AT KING'S CATHEDRAL ON MAUI. AND THERE WERE SEVERAL IMPORTANT FOLKS ON HAND TO HELP THEM CELEBRATE.

(TAKE LINGLE PKG) SATURDAY MORNING IN KAHULUI THERE WAS A POWERFUL RING OF PEOPLE AT A POWERFUL PRAYER CELEBRATION HONORING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF KING'S CATHEDRAL ON MAUI. AFTERWARDS AS GUBERNETORIAL CANDIDATES HEADED OFF TO OTHER ENGAGEMENTS, WE HAD THE CHANCE TO SPEND A FEW MINUTES WITH OUR CURRENT GOVERNOR TO CATCH UP ON WHAT'S IMPORTANT AND WHAT'S URGENT. WITH JUST SIX MONTHS LEFT IN HER TERM, STILL HAS LOTS TO DO. FIRST WE ASKED HER IF SHE'S MADE A DECISION ON ON BILL 444, THE CIVIL UNIONS MEASURE.

Linda Lingle, Governor, State of Hawai'i

LL01: "I'm still considering Bill 444 - listening to people with all sorts of points of view. I did have some very large meetings with people who represented the two different sidesand I will take my entire time until July 6th to make my decision. By June 21st I have to signal to the legislature from a list those bills that I will even conisder vetoing. So, if it's on that list it could still be vetoed. If it's not on the list, you can't veto it. So, by June 21st I have to make a preliminary decision and say, well, it's still in contention. And it will be on that list. It will go all the way to the end and I want to give a lot of thought to it."

THE BILL IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE NOT ONLY WOULD IT MAKE HAWAI'I ONE OF THE FEW STATES TO POTENTIALLY LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, BUT IT'S ALSO AN ISSUE THAT - BEFORE SHE WAS ELECTED - CANDIDATE LINGLE FAVORED.

LL02: "One of the points I make to people is my reading of the bill currently is that it's same-sex marriage but by a different name because it quotes the marriage statute and says the civil union institution would have all the rights, privileges, obligations as marriage. That makes the bill difficult. It's not like what was discussed previously - which was expanding benefits for same gender couples. That's something I think would be important going forward. We do have a Reciprocal Beneficiary Law in Hawai'i and that could be expanded to include more benefits but the way the current statite is written makes it very difficult because it was worded to say all the rights, privileges, obligations as marriage."

AT THE OTHER END OF THE GOVERNOR'S JOB DESCRIPTION ARE THE EASY ONES - AND THAT WAS THE SHARK FIN BAN.

LL03: "That wasn't a difficult decision for me at all. I think the whole practice of cutting off an animal's fin and then throwing it back into the ocean is just a horribly cruel practice. So I appreciate the legislature passing that bill and letting the world know that the State of Hawai'i just doesn't approve of that sort of fishing - and it's not even fishing at all. It's just mutilating an animal, then throwing it in to die."

THE VISUAL OF DEMOCRATS AND REPLUBLICANS HOLDING HANDS IN A CIRCLE OF PRAYER CONJURES UP ALL SORTS OF IDEAS, THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS. UNDERSTANDABLY, GOVERNOR LINGLE IS SUPPORTING LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DUKE AIONA FOR THE STATE'S TOP JOB - BUT ASCKNOWLEDGES THAT IT WILL BE TOUGH FIGHT. AND FOR HER OWN FUTURE?

LL04: "Well I haven't made any plans beyond the end of my term. I hasven't talked with anybody about any position before the end of my term. I'm focused on makingcertain that these last six months of my admionistration are focused every day on the people of Hawai'i. They gave me this great privilege to serve them, and I want them to know, everyday - until it's over - I'm working for them, not looking for my next job."


(ON-CAM TAG) ONE TOPIC WE ASKED THE GOVERNOR ABOUT WAS THE SUBJECT OF BANNING THE PRACTICE OF COLLECTING FISH FROM HAWAII'S REEFS FOR FAR-AWAY AQUARIUM HOBBYISTS. THE GOVERNOR SAID SHE HAD NO POSITION ON THE ISSUE.

(AQUARIUM BILL-MAUI)(PiP-YELLOW TANG)

J: BUT THERE WERE MANY FOLKS WHO HAD STRONG OPINIONS ON THE TOPIC WEDNESDAY MORNING AS THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL HEARD TESTIMONY TOWARD A BILL THAT WOULD BAN THE COLLECTION OF TROPICAL FISH FROM MAUI REEFS THAT WOULD BE SHIPPED OFF TO PET SHOPS AND HOBBYISTS.

(TAKE AQUARIUM BAN PKG) DIVING MAUI REEFS IS A PURE JOY. BUT WHEN YOU APPLY THE CONCEPTS OF COMMERCE AND ENTREPRENEURISM TO THE IDEA - IT GETS EMOTIONAL. HOPING TO STEM THE TIDE OF REEF FISH DEPLETION, TWO BILLS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED BEFIORE THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL - BOTH GROUND-BREAKING MEASURES. ONE, INTRODUCED BY COLUNCI,MEMBER MIKE MOLINA, COVERS THE HUMANE HANDLING OF AQUARIUM FISH. THE OTHER BILL - INTRODUCED BY WAYNE NISHIKI, WANTS TO ESTABLISH A PERMIT SYSTEM TO REGULATE THE AQUARIUM FISH TRADE.

ROBERT WINTNER, A.K.A. SNORKEL BOB SUMMED UP HIS SIDE'S POSITION OF THE PRACTICE OF COLLECTING REEF FISH.

RW02: "We want this to stop because this is the soul of Maui County - of Hawai'i - and that's our position and I don't know that it's going to change anytime soon. We want an abundance of fish, we don't want sustainability."

THE SIDES WERE AS FAR APART - PHYSICALLY - AS THE GALLERY IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS WOULD ALLOW. DIVER ERIC KOCH DIDN'T MINCE WORDS IN HIS POSITION ON THE PROPOSAL TO BAN FISH COLLECTING

Eric Koch, Tropical Fish Collector

EK01: "It's terrible. It's actually a draconian bill. The penalties thay've assessed here - the punishment doesn't fir the crime. Basically, you can beat a dog or abuse a dog three times ranging in fines from 50 to 500 dollars and on your fourth offense you'll get five days in jail. On our first offense, if you do anything to aquatic life - whether it's a fish or a snail - we can be fined no less than 500 dollars or up to 2,000 and a year imprisonment - or both. /// So basically, if I do something wrong - that they deem injurious to a fish, such as expose it to air - they can actually lock me up, take me away from my family and put me in jail for a year. That's not responsible legislation. I think that's inappropriate and is actually going to cause more injury to the people of Maui County than it's going to do good."

SOMEWHERE NEAR THE MIDDLE ARE THE ACTIVITY BUSINESSES - SOME TAKE YOU FISHING - OTHERS TAKE YOU WATCHING.

Todd Winn, Diver, Trilogy Excursions

TW01: "The position of Trilogy Excursions is that taking reef fish off the reef is just fundamentally wrong and it's the position of the owners that it should be stopped. ///In my opinion, personally, it's something that is, fundamentally, very little return for the massive utilization of Maui County resources. These fish don't replace themselves quickly."

AND PRETTY MUCH IN IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF THIS IS DARRELL TANAKA - WHO SAYS THE IDEAL WOULD BE AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT - OR MAYBE FIN COUNT - BUT THAT'S NOT LIKELY IN THIS ECONOMY.

Darrell Tanaka, Fisherman, Reef Advocate

DT01: "Some states will do in-the-water surveys of the entire stock and the Department of Land and Natural Resources just doesn't have the resources to conduct that kind of surveys. We should be able to know how much fish are in there so we know how much fish we can take out - that's the ideal thing - but that's not the reality of the state we live in."

ONE OF THE UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES OF ANY NEW LAW THAT WOULD REGULATE OR BAN FISH COLLECTION IS THE IMPACT ON MAUI'S EXTREMELY POPULAR MAUI OCEAN CENTER. GENERAL MANAGER KATE ZOLEZZI ON WEDNESDAY GAVE DETAILED TESTIMONY ABOUT THEIR COLLECTION AND SELF-REGUALTING METHODS. AND CULTURAL ADVISOR KAHU CHARLIE MAXWELL - A 14 YEAR OCEAN EMPLOYEE, DETAILS HOW THE FACILITY HAS HONOROED THE COLLECTION, CARE AND RELEASE OF SHARKS - BELIEVED TO BE THE AUMAKUA OF MANY.

NUMBERS AND REEF AND FISH HEALTH ASIDE, WINTNER SAYS THE REAL ISSUE IS MUCH DEEPER THAN LIFE IN THE SHALLOW WATERS.

Robert Wintner, Advocate for Reef Fish

RW01: "There's many contributing factors to reef decline all over Hawai'i, so these guys are making an argument that this isn't their fault. So, what? That's carte blanche to allow them to go and continue to extract a declining population of fish? We think not. We do think this is a moral issue. I, personally have taken flack, not just statewide but nationally for making this a moral issue. They say they will only discuss it as a conservation issue and not as a moral issue. Since when is conservation not morally driven?"

KOCH ALSO SEES THE ISSUE AS A MORAL ONE - AND A PERSONAL ONE

EK02: "All of the aquarium collecters here - we're a very small group. We feel that we have science on our side. DAR has assessed this thing for many years over. This basically a bill that is pushed from environmental groups - the Snorkel Bob Foundation - and they've came after us with just a bunch of illogical arguments. Every year we;'ve taken this to the state council it's been shut down. DAR has came to us and spoken and said the Maui collectors represent such a small fraction of fish being removed from the reef that it's not even worth putting forth any effort or resources to try to regulate it. Now, we're not against regulation but we want logical regulation that makes sense that going to benefit the fishery and benefit the fishermen."

ABOUT 30 PEOPLE TESTIFIED AN BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE - INCLUDING ONE MAN WHO RAILED ON THE COUNCIL FOR NOT CONSIDERING THE COSTS - AND FOR CONSIDERING INVADING HIS LIVING ROOM TO REGULATE WHAT HE WANTS TO PUT IN HIS AQUARIUM.TANAKA SUMMED UP WHAT MANY FEEL IS THE "MIDDLE GOUND" ON THIS EMOTIONALLY CHARGED ISSUE.

DT02: "You know I believe after really looking at this industry I think that they can be regulated - I think they should be regulated. Right now they're not regulated heavily enough - or at all really. But a total ban? I don't think - although it sounds good on paper - I don't think it's a political reality. It's a big industry, but it does need to be heavily regulated."

(ON-CAM TAG) IF PASSED, MAUI WOULD BE THE FIRST COMMUNITY IN THE NATION TO ADOPT A BAN ON TAKING WILD REEF FISH FOR AQUARIUMS.

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, MAYBE THEY'RE NUTS - OR MAYBE THEY JUST WANT TO GET IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS. WHATEVER THE REASON, THEY DID IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. AND WE'LL TAKE YOU UPCOUNTRY WHERE A THRILLING RIDE BENEFITTED A GREAT CAUSE. AND A LITTLE LATER, WE'LL TAKE YOU TO MONDAY'S MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES IN MAKAWAO HONORING THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. THOSE STORIES AND MUCH MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(B-BLOCK)

(BIGGEST SWIM LESSON)(PiP-PEOPLE IN POOL)

J: IT WAS HAPPENING AT 175 PLACES AROUND THE WORLD AT EXACTLY THE SAME MOMENT - SO WHY NOT HAVE IT HAPPEN HERE, TOO? ONLY THING, THOUGH, WAS THAT IT WAS FOUR IN THE MORNING HERE.

(TAKE LARGEST SWIM PKG) Mary Kielty, Aquatics Dir, Maui County

MK01: "Right now it's 3:45 a.m., so right after our event we have certificates for everybody."

AND THE CROWD - OF MORE THAN 150 BRAVE AND, APPARENTLY, NOT SLEEPY AT ALL, POTENTIAL WORLD RECORD HOLDERS- ANXIOUSLY AWAITED THE 4 A.M. START OF THE COORDINATED EFFIORT TO SET THE GUINESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE WORLD'S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON. AT THE EXACT MOMENT AT POOLS ACROSS THE U.SS, CANADA, MEXEXICO AND AS FAR AFIELD AS LOND, ZAMBIA AND DUBAI, GROUP LEADERS LED SPECIFIC LESSON EXERCISES. WATER SAFETY WAS THE GOAL OF THE EFFORT - ON TOP OF GETTING INTO THE RECORD BOOKS, AND THEY STRESSED THE SAFE WAY TO GET INTO THE POOL, HOW TO BLOW BUBBLES, EVEN THE IMPORTANCE OF SUN SCREEN - ALTHOUGH THAT WASN'T A MAJOR ISSUE AT THIS EVENT - ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE HOUR.

(MAN HOWZIT, GOOD MORNING) BUT THE CROWD WAS HAVING A POOL PARTY - AND EVERYONE GOT INTO THE SWIM OF THINGS. IN ALL 154 MAUI RESIDENTS TOOK PART IN THE EVENT AT KIHEI AQUATIC CENTER AND ANOTHER 69 SWIMMERS WERE DOING THE EXACT SAME THING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME ON MOLOKA'I - FOR A MAUI COUNTY, HAPPY, WET TOTAL OF 223.

(ON-CAM TAG) BY THE WAY THAT WAS FOUR O'CLOCK THIS MORNING - THURSDAY JUNE 3RD - SO WE DON'T HAVE THE FINAL WORLDWIDE COUNT YET. KIHEI AQUATIC CENTER WAS ONE OF MORE THAN 100 POOLS ACROSS THE GLOBE TO TAKE PART IN THE RECORD ATTEMPT - WHICH WAS CONCEIVED TO DRAW ATTENTION TO WATER SAFETY - ESPECIALLY AMONG KEIKI.

(PIIHOLO FOOD BANK)(PiP-PIIHOLO LOGO)

J: ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER, RIGHT? YOU DO SOMETHING NICE - SOMETHING NICE SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU. THAT'S JUST WHAT HAPPENED SATURDAY IN THE RAINFOREST ABOVE MAKAWAO.

(TAKE PI'IHOLO PKG) HAVE YOU EVER TRIED THIS? IF YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW IT'S A BLAST - AND IF YOU HAVEN'T... TRUST ME, IT'S A BLAST. IT'S PRETTY CLOSE TO IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT WHOOP, HOLLER AND HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE - THOUGH THAT DOES MAKE YOU A BIT MORE VULNERABLE TO WINDING UP WITH A FEW BUGS IN YOUR TEETH. THE PI'IHOLO ZIPLINE ABOVE MAKAWAO IS A BLAST, AND THIS PAST WEEKEND, THE CROWD PROVED IT.

Jeff Baldwin, Operator, Pi'iholo Ranch

JB01: "Yeah, we've had a great turnout. We've been sold out for a couple of days now. It's a two-day event and we've been sold out on both days."

THAT EVENT WAS A SUPER DISCOUNT FOR LOCALS TO COME OUT AND FLY THROUGH THE RAINFORESTS OF UPCOUNTRY MAUI. THE DEAL WAS A BIG KAMA'AINA DISCOUNT WITH LOCAL ID AND SIX NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS PER ZIPPER. BUT, BALDWIN SAID THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

JB02: "I think what we've seen is a lot of people have brought not only what we asked them - the six cans of food - but a lot of people said 'why stop there?' and brought more."

THE MAUI FOOD BANK'S JOB IS ALWAYS AN IMPORTANT ONE - BUT THE BALDWINS CHOSE THE FOOD BANK AS THEIR BENEFICIARY BECAUSE RIGHT NOW MAUI COUNTY NEEDS THEM MORE THAN EVER. BALDWIN OFFERED THIS STATISTIC ABOUT THE FOOD BANK'S CLIENTELE.

JB03: "They said seven percent of those represented people who were possibly homeless or without residence. And the other 93 percent are regular working families on Maui. I think it's important t o draw attention to the fact that, while we're all in a tough time right now , some people are maybe having a little tougher time, so it's a good time to dig deep and help each other out."

IN ADDITION TO THE MAUI FOOD BANK, THE KULA BOY SCOUTS MADE SOME MONEY SELLING DRINKS AND CHIPS - AND RIGHT ACROSS THE WAY, HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB WAS GRILLING UP HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS.

DIG DEEP, HANG ON, HAVE THAT GOOD TIME AND KOKUA OUR EXTENDED 'OHANA...NOW THAT'S A VERY MAUI THING.

(ON-CAM TAG) WHILE MAUI NOW SPORTS FOUR ZIPLINES - EACH WITH THEIR OWN THRILL, PI'IHOLO ZIPLINE OFFERS HAWAII'S ONLY SIDE-BY-SIDE ZIPPING EXPERIENCE, AND THE VIEWS ARE INCREDIBLE. FLYING OVER ABOUT 100 OF THE 800 ACRES OF THE PI'IHOLO RANCH IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI.

(MAUI NA HOKU)(PiP-ULUWEHI GUERRERO)

J: THERE WAS A DECIDEDLY "NO KA OI' FEEL TO THIS YEAR'S NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS - HANDED OUT SUNDAY EVENING IN HONOLULU. IN TOTAL, 10 HOKUS WERE AWARDED TO MAUI COUNTY ARTISTS.

(FF-CG-VO) ULUWEHI GUERRERO WAS NOMINATED FOR SEVEN AWARDS. HE WON THE COVETED PRIZE FOR BEST HAWAIIAN ALBUM. HE ALSO WON FOR BEST LINER NOTES.

UNCLE WILLIE K WON ANOTHER HOKU - THIS ONE WAS BEST MALE VOCALIST FOR HIS "UNCLE WILLIE K LIVE FROM MULLIGANS ON THE BLUE."

AMY HANAIALI'I WON ALBUM OF THE YEAR HONORS FOR HER "FRIENDS AND FAMILY" ALBUM.

ANUHEA JENKINS WAS NAMED MOST PROMISING ARTIST AND SHE RECEIVED THE CONTEMPORARY ALBUM AWARD FOR HER DEBUT EFFORT, AUNHEA."

JEFF PETERSON WON BEST SLACK KEY AWARD FOR HIS "MAUI ON MY MIND" ALBUM. AND THE HULA HONEYS WON BEST JAZZ ALBUM FOR THEIR "GIRL TALK" CD.

MOLOKAI'S RAIATEA HELM ADDED ANOTHER HOKU TO HER SHELF - WINNING BEST MUSIC VIDEO-DVD FOR HERE "RAIATEA LIVE" RECORDING.

AND MAUIU'S EKOLU GRABBED THE HOKU FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM.

(ON-CAM) IT WAS TRULY A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE BEST OF MAUI COUNTY - AS ONLY MUSIC CAN.

(B-TOSS-C)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, PRO BASEBALL IS BACK ON MAUI - AND OUR TEAM IS FINALLY COMING BACK TOO, TO PLAY THEIR VERY FIRST HOME GAME. AND ON CURTAIN CALL WITH PAUL JANES-BROWN, WE GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT A POIGNANT SPAN OF LIFE AND TIME ON THE NORTH SHORE OF KAUA'I IN AN EXCEPTIONAL FILM, TAYLOR CAMP . THAT, PLUS COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.

(C-BLOCK)

J: J: CHECKING SPORTS, NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI WILL BE HEADING HOME THIS WEEKEND AFTER THEIR FRANCHISE-OPENING FIRST ROAD TRIP. THE PRO BASEBALL TEAM HAS HAD MIXED LUCK IN THEIR OPENING DRIVE - PLACING THEM THIRD IN THEIR DIVISION, THE SOUTH DIVISION OF THE GOLDEN LEAGUE. THAT MIXED LUCK HAS INCLUDED FOUR DAYS OF RAIN-OUTS IN CANADA. YOUR FIRST CHANCE TO SEE NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI HERE AT HOME IS COMING UP THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH, WHEN MAUI HOSTS THE TEAM FROM TIJUANA FOR A FIVE-GAME STAND - THEN SAINT GEORGE COMES TO MAUI BEFORE THE LOCAL TEAM HITS THE ROAD AGAIN ON THE 22ND.

AND, NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF A BRAND NEW FEATURE ON MAUI TV NEWS. NOTED LOCAL ACTOR, WRITER AND THEATER CRITIC PAUL JANES-BROWN JOINS MAUI TV NEWS FOR THE ANOTHER EDITION OF "CURTAIN CALL." ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT THIS WEEK, THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S CASTLE THEATER WAS THE SITE FOR THE SHOWING OF A NEW VERSION OF “TAYLOR CAMP."

(FF-CG-VO) PAUL JANES-BROWN HAS THIS REVIEW…

PJB: FORTY-ONE YEARS AGO, THIRTEEN MAINLAND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN JAILED FOR VAGRANCY ON KAUAI, WERE GIVEN SANCTUARY BY HOWARD TAYLOR, ACTRESS ELIZABETH TAYLOR’S BROTHER. HE HAD BEEN THWARTED FROM BUILDING HIS DREAM HOME AND PARTLY AS A WAY OF GETTING BACK AT THE POWERS-THAT-BE AND PARTLY AS A THOROUGHLY ALTRUISTIC GESTURE, HE BEGAN WHAT LATER BECAME KNOWN AS TAYLOR CAMP.

THE COMMUNAL EXPERIMENT BEGAN IN 1969 AND ENDED IN FLAMES IN 1977. UNSPOILED BY THE COMMERCIALISM THAT INFECTED THE “COUNTER CULTURE” AND TURNED IT INTO THE MAINSTREAM, THESE YOUNG SPIRITUAL AND SOCIAL EXPLORERS LIVED, LOVED, PROCREATED, ANESTHETIZED THEMSELVES, AND TRIED TO COEXIST WITH THE STRAIGHT SOCIETY AND THE LOCAL PEOPLE ON KAUAI.

THIS EXTRAORDINARY SOCIAL EXPERIMENT IS CHRONICLED IN A MASTERPIECE OF CINEMA THAT SCREENED IN CASTLE THEATER ON WEDNESDAY. THE FILM DIRECTED, SHOT AND EDITED BY ROBERT C. STONE, CO-PRODUCED WITH MUSIC SUPERVISION BY TOM VENDETTI AND PRODUCED BY JOHN WEHRHEIM, FEATURES WEHRHEIM’S GLORIOUS BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS.

AS GREAT AS THE PHOTOS ARE, THERE WOULD BE NO STORY, WITHOUT STONE’S VIRTUOSIC FILM-MAKING. THE FILM-MAKERS TRACKED DOWN AND INTERVIEWED AS MANY OF THE ORIGINAL CAMPERS AND LOCALS AS THEY COULD AND THOSE INTERVIEWS, INTERWOVEN WITH THE PHOTOS AND BACKED UP BY VENDETTI’S MASTERFUL MUSICAL BACKGROUND CHOICES MAKE-UP A FILM THAT EVERYONE WHO WENT TO OR WISHED THEY HAD GONE TO WOODSTOCK WILL CHERISH.

IT’S MORE THAN A FILM, IT’S A LIVING DOCUMENT OF THE UNIVERSAL, PERENNIAL CULTURAL CLASH BETWEEN THE NEXT GENERATION COMING OF AGE AND WANTING TO LIVE AS THEY SEE FIT AND THEIR DISAPPROVING ELDERS, WHO WISH THEY WOULD JUST GET A JOB, SETTLE DOWN AND BE MIRRORS OF THE STATUS QUO.

THIS NEW VERSION OF TAYLOR CAMP, CALLED THE FESTIVAL FINAL HAS BEEN FURTHER EDITED BASED ON THE AUDIENCE RESPONSE OVER A YEAR OF SCREENINGS. STONE HAS ACTUALLY IMPROVED ON PERFECTION. THE FESTIVAL FINAL COMES IN SLIGHTLY UNDER 90 MINUTES, HAS SOME NEW PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS AND IS TIGHTER, BUT DOESN’T LEAVE ANYTHING OF THE STORY OUT.

TAYLOR CAMP IS A GLORIOUS CINEMA EXPERIENCE WHICH SHOULD BE IN LINE FOR A BEST DOCUMENTARY OSCAR. IT CHRONICLES A TIME, NOT UNLIKE THIS ONE WHERE WE WERE MIRED IN AN UNPOPULAR WAR. IT MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT IT WILL TAKE FOR US TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER. IN THE WORDS OF THE LATE REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. “WE MUST EITHER LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER AS BROTHERS, OR WE WILL DIE TOGETHER AS FOOLS.” BUY THIS FILM, I GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE IT AND IT WILL LIVE WITH YOU FOR A LONG TIME THEREAFTER. YOU CAN PURCHASE THE DVD AND A BEAUTIFUL BOOK. FOR THE DETAILS ON HOW TO DO THAT, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

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 THIS.

(D-BLOCK)

(PiP-COMING ATTRACTIONS)

J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND A LOOK AT COMING ATTRACTIONS - AND THERE ARE MANY.

FRIDAY NIGHT - IF YOU'RE A FAN OF "WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY," THEN - WE'RE TOLD - YOU'LL LOVE "THE COMEDY HUI." GAMES, SKITS, FAST-PACED IMPROV AND EVERY SHOW IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT'S ALL IMPROV. AND TO ADD TO THAT, PROCEEDS FROM FRIDAY NIGHT'S SHOW BENEFIT BIG BROTHER BIG SISTERS OF MAUI. TICKETS ARE JUST 20 DOLLARS...12 DOLLARS FOR KEIKI 12 AND UNDER. THE SHOW STARTS AT 7 IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER.

ALSO FRIDAY NIGHT - AND ALSO AT THE MACC - 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.

THIS WEEKEND ON MAUI IS GAY PRIDE WET WEEKEND 20-10 AND FEATURES EVENTS THROUGHOUT SOUTH MAUI - STARTING WITH A GATHERING AT THE ASTON MAUI LU FRIDAY NIGHT, THEN MOVING TO LULU'S IN KIHEI FOR A DANCE AT 10 P.M. THERE ARE EVENTS ALL WEEKEND LONG INCLUDING EVERYTHING FROM FREE YOGA LESSONS TO A POOL PARTY AND LOTS MORE. THE EVENT IS HOSTED BY BOTH SIDES NOW. FOR MORE DETAILS - AND THERE ARE ,LOTS - GO TO MAUITVNEWSDOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

IF YOU'RE IN A GIVING MOOD, THIS SATURDAY YOU CAN GIVE BACK TO THE AINA AND GIVE TO THE PROGRAM THAT WORKS HARDER THAN JUST ABOUT ANYONE AT PROTECTING THE AINA. THIS SATURDAY WHEN YOU RECYCLE YOUR HI-5 CANS AND BOTTLES YOU CAN DONATE SOME OR ALL OF YOUR REFUND TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY WORK DAY. SO, YOU KEEP CANS, BOTTLES AND OTHER RECYCLABLES OUT OF THE LANDFILL, HELP THE PROGRAM THAT HELPS KEEP MAUI BEAUTIFUL, AND FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT DOING SUCH A GOOD THING.

NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH IS WORLD OCEANS DAY. IN CELEBRATION OF THAT FACT, PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION IS OFFERING FREE, ONE-HOUR OCEAN DISCOVERY CRUISES THIS SATURDAY. THE FREE EDUCATIONS CRUISES ARE AVAILABLE ONLY TO HAWAII RESIDENTS AND PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION MEMBERS. CRUISES DEPART FROM MA'ALAEA EVERY 30 MINUTES BETWEEN 12-30 AND 2-30 SATURDAY. YOU NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, BECAUSE THEY WILL FILL UP. FOR DETAILS CLICK THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM.

SATURDAY IS ALSO THE ANNUAL "HOUSE OF THE SUN" SOLAR TOUR. BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 1 P.M., YOU CAN TAKE A SELF-GUIDED TOUR OF MAUI HOMES AND BUSINESSES THAT HAVE ADOPTED PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER TO POWER THEIR LIFESTYLES. AND THERE'S EVEN A Q&A SESSION WITH DOUG LEVIN OF THE LEVIN AND HU C-P-A FIRM AND BRAD ALBERT FROM RISING SUN SOLAR ABOUT THE TAX CREDITS AND BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR. YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ON THE TOUR AND WE'VE GOT THE DETAILS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

AS WE MENTIONED, TUESDAY IS WORLD OCEANS DAY. ON TUESDAY PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION IS HOSTING A SCREENING OF THE FILM "TAPPED." IT'S A FAST-PACED AND INFORMATIVE DOCUMENTARY ON THE BOTTLED WATER PRODUCTION PROCESS THAT FOLLOWS THROUGH FROM PLASTIC BOTTLE PRODUCTION TO MARINE DEBRIS. THE MOVIE STARTS AT 6 TUESDAY EVENING IN THE KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ON OHUKAI STREET. THERE'S A SUGGESTED FIVE-DOLLAR DONATION.

AND, AS WE MENTIONED A FEW MOMENTS AGO, TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE THE FIRST HOME GAME OF MAUI'S BRAND NEW PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TEAM, NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI. THE FIRST PITCH IS SET FOR 6-35 AT MAEHARA STADIUM IN WAILUKU - BUT GET THERE EARLY FOR THE FUN. TICKET PRICES ARE AS LOW AS SIX DOLLARS AND IT WILL SELL OUT. THERE WILL BE BETWEEN-INNING CONTESTS, THERE MIGHT EVEN BE FIREWORKS AND OH YEAH, MAUI'S BASEBALL STARS KICKING OFF A FIVE GAME STAND AGAINST THE TIJUANA CIMARONNES. FOR DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

ALL DAY WEDNESDAY IT'S CUB SCOUT CAMP DAY AT CAMP MALUHIA IN KAHAKULOA. FOR THREE DAYS, SCOUTS WILL CAMP OUT, ENJOY THE POOL, ALL KINDS OF ACTIVITIES AND HIKES AND MORE. COST IS 55 DOLLARS PER SCOUT WITH DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE CUB SCOUTS FROM YOUR 'OHANA. AND THAT PRICE EVEN INCLUDES A T-SHIRT AND CAMP PATCH.

THURSDAY - IF YOU'RE EYEING A POSSIBLE FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE, HERE'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. THIS FALL U-H MAUI COLLEGE WILL BEGIN OFFERING A BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY. NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE KA'A'IKE BUILDING OF THE UHMC CAMPUS THERE'S A MEETING WITH ALL THE DETAILS ON THE PROGRAM. CLASSES, BY THE WAY, ARE TAUGHT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY, MAUI.

THEN RIGHT AFTERWARDS, HEAD BACK TO THE MACC. RICKIE LEE JONES WILL MAKE HER ONLY HAWAI'I APPEARANCE THIS YEAR IN ONE CONCERT NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7-30 IN THE CASTLE THEATER. THE MULTIPLE GRAMMY WINNER - DUBBED "THE DUCHESS OF COOLSVILLE," RICKIE LEE JONES BLENDS POP AND JAZZ IN A MOST UNIQUE WAY. TICKETS ARE 25 AND 35 DOLLARS - WITH A FEW AT 65 DOLLARS - WHICH GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO MEET AND GREET RICKIE LEE JONES.

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11TH, IT'S A MAUI BREWING COMPANY BENEFIT FOR THE BIRDS. ALL EVENING LONG, A PORTION OF THE SALES OF MAUI BREWING COMPANY'S PINTS OF LOCALLY BREWED ALES AT THEIR KAHANA GATEWAY LOCATION WILL BENEFIT THE WORK OF THE MAUI FOREST BIRD RECOVERY PROJECT.

NEXT SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH THE NA KAMEHAMEHA PA'U PARADE AND HO'OLAULE'A COMES TO LAHAINA. "E HO'OKAHI KA MANA'O, HO'OKAHI PU'UWAI, HO'OKAHI KE ALOHA," BE OF ONE MIND, ONE HEART, ONE LOVE IS THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT. IT ALL STARTS WITH THE PARADE AT 9-45 NEXT SATURDAY, THEN IT'S THE HO'OKUPU CEREMONY AND HO'OLAULE'A ALL DAY UNDER THE BANYAN TREE IN LAHAINA TOWN. THE FAMILY FUN EVENT IS FREE AND LASTS UNTIL SUNDOWN.

AND IT'S NOT TOO SOON TO MENTION THAT - FROM JUNE 16TH THROUGH THE 20TH IT'S THE ALWAYS INCREDIBLE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL, FEATURING THE CELESTIAL CINEMA AT WAILEA, THE TASTE OF WAILEA, THE TASTE OF CHOCOLATE AND MORE. THIS YEAR'S STAR TRIBUTES INCLUDE THE SHINING STAR TRIBUTE TO ZAC EFRON AND THE BEACON AWARD TRIBUTE TO TAYLOR STEELE. THERE ARE A MILLION MOVIES YOU NEED TO SEE AND LOTS TO TAKE IN, EAT AND DO AT THIS YEAR'S EVENT. WE'VE GOT DETAILS FOR YOU THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. JUST CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

AND A BIT FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD, THE SAME FOLKS THAT BROUGHT YOU THE FUNNY AND MEMORABLE PRODUCTION OF CINDERELLA ARE BRINGING MORE LIVE THEATER TO SOUTH MAUI. GET SET FOR "SLEEPING BEAUTY" AT THE PRO ARTS OF THE PACIFIC PLAYHOUSE IN THE AZEKA SHOPPING CENTER IN KIHEI. THE PREMIERE PERFORMANCE IS SET FOR FRIDAY JUNE 18TH. WE'LL HAVE MORE DETAILS FOR YOU AS THE SHOW GETS CLOSER.

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 WITH A TRIBUTE TO VETERANS THAT WE CAPTURED DURING MONDAY'S MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES IN MAKAWAO. THAT'S UP NEXT.

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J: THAT WRAPS UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. AS WE LEAVE YOU - WE LEAVE YOU WITH SOME OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF MONDAY'S MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS HELD IN MAKAWAO. IT WAS A MOVING EVENT.

BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO REMIND THAT 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.

AND NEST WEEK WE'LL CONTINUE OUR SERIES ON "GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! WHEN WE FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS "IF THE SHOE FITS" IN WAILUKU.

MAHALO HOU FOR TUNING IN AND, UNTIL NEXT WEEK, A HUI HOU KAKOU.

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