Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning June 19, 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.
J: THE STARS CAME OUT...THEN THE RAIN CAME DOWN AS THE NINTH MAUI FILM FESTIVAL WOWED THE CROWDS AND THE MOVIE WORLD ONCE AGAIN.
JY: JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT IT WAS OVER - INSTEAD, THE MOLOKAI WATER ISSUE GETS EVEN HOTTER.
J: AND HAVING FUN...AND CELEBRATING A GREAT TIME FOR A GREAT CAUSE MAKES EVEN SWEETER. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO TWO VERY DFFERENT WEEKEND EVENTS ON MAUI.
JY: IN SPORTS, AS THE CANOE REGATTA SEASON NEARS THE HALF-WAY POINT - HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB IS BUILDING ON IT'S MOMENTUM. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: AND IT'S TIME TO LOOSEN THE KEY. THE ANNUAL KIHO ALU FESTIVAL IS COMING UP THIS WEEKEND, AND SO IS YOUR CHANCE TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE REEF. HOLLY CHUNG JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON THAT AND SHITLOADS MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
Open (TWO SHOT)
J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANKS FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS, MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBOR ISLAND TELEVISION NEWS SOURCE, AND MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE INTERNET NEWS CAST. I'M JEFF KING.
JY: I'M JULIE Y. GLITZ, GLAMOUR, MOONLIGHT...AND RAIN WERE ALL A PART OF THE NINTH ANNUAL MAUI FILM FESTIVAL.
(Turn to cam) WHILE THE MAJOR ACTION WAS UNDER THE MOON AND STARS, IT WAS WHAT WENT ON DURING THE DAY THAT WAS TRULY REVOLUTIONARY AT THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING EXPLAINS.
(Take MFF package) FOR THE NINTH YEAR, THE DRIVING RANGE AT THE BLUE AND GOLD COURSE IS PACKED AGAIN BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE NOT HERE TO PLAY GOLF. THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL IS GROWING. ONE OF THE GROWING PAINS WAS THE BRIEF CONTROVERSEY OVER BEACH CHAIRS - BUT EVENTUALLY, EVERYONE WAS ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN. THE FOOD WAS SPECTACULAR - AS ALWAYS - AND, AS ALWAYS, THE STARS SHONE. THIS YEAR FOUR STARS WERE HONORED FOR THEIR WORK ON AND OFF THE SCREEN. GALAXY AWARD WINNER DENNIS QUAID'S CAREER HAS SPANNED SPORTS, CATASTROPHE, POLITICS AND SPACE, SO WE HAD TO ASK - IS THERE ANYTHING HE WON'T DO?
Dennis Quaid, MFF Galaxy Award recipient
DQ01: "(laugh) I guess that depends on the situation, Jeff. I just have a good time. I love what I do and I get paid for it. Nobody could ask for anything more."
VIRGINIA MADSEN ALSO GOT THE STAR TREATMENT - INCLUDING THE ULTIMATE MAUI-STYLE VERSION
Virginia Madsen, MFF Navigator Award Winner
VM01: "Tody was fun because I did nothing at all. Exactly I don't get to do that much. I just laid by the pool. I went to the spa and - OMG it's just wonderful to be here."
SHE SAYS HER MAUI FILM FESTIVAL NAVIGATOR AWARD WILL GO ON DISPLAY AT HOME WHERE HER SON JACK SURPRISED HER ONE DAY BY CREATING A DISPLAY FOR HER MOST IMPORTANT HONORS.
VM03: "I came home one day and there they all were - my nomination certificate, my SAG award and this little crystal globe I won for parent involvement in the school library - my favorite and it was very sweet. Yes, this one will go there, too."
ENTER THE DASHING PIERCE BROSNAN. REMINGTON STEELE, THOMAS CROWN. JAMES BOND. IN FACT, WE ASKED IF HE ACTUALLY HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY TIME HE WAS REFERRED TO AS "DASHING."
Pierce brosnan, MFF Maverick Award Winner
PB01" I wish I did. I wish I did. But long may it last. What can I say. I've heard 'dashing,' I've heard 'suave' and many other things as well. You have to have broad shoulders when you're an actor because they love you...and then they don't."
JUDGING BY THE RECEPTION HE RECEIVED AT HIS AWARD TRIBUTE - THEY STILL LOVE HIM. THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL IS LIKELY THE PRETTIEST BACK LOT ON THE PLANET, BUT BROSNAN TOLD US WHAT THE HIGHLIGHT OF TRIP HAS BEEN SO FAR.
PB02: "Watching my boys scuba dive. My 11 year-old son Dylan was splashing ariound in the pool this morning then this afternoon was down at 25 or 30 feet swimming with the turtles and a massive moray eel. They have just connected to the water.///"
FELICITY HUFFMAN ALSO RAN THE GAUNTLET OF INTERVIEWERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS, BUT SHE ALSO TOLD US OF HER FAVORITE MAUI EXPERIENCE.
FH01: "Being in the ocean with my two kids and my husband. And they're climbing up me trying to get away from the waves. It's fantastic."
HER HUSBAND, ACTOR WILLIAM H. MACY IS ALSO A BUSY GUY. WE ASKED IF THEY EVER GET WEEKEND OFF TOGETHER.
FH02: "Sometimes we do. I'm home 10 months out of the year because we shoot five minutes from my house. But my husband travels - making films. So when he's in town - yeah - but he's gone two to three months at a time."
FESTIVAL FOUNDER BARRY RIVERS IS A BUSY GUY. WHEN WE FIRST TRIED TO INTERVIEW HIM HE HAD TO DASH OFF...THE FESTIVAL HAS ALWAYS LOOKED AHEAD. THE GOAL IN YEAT ONE WAS TO OPERATE LIFE A THREE YEAR OLD FESTIVAL. AT FIVE, LIKE A 10- YEAR AFFAIR. WHERE ARE THEY NOW.
BR01: "We're there now. I'm certainly hearing that from the mainland folks. We're a mature festival. I mean, look for yourself. We're rockin out here."
IN MOST CASES. MOVIE STARS ARE INTERESTING BECAUSE THEY'RE FAMOUS. BUT THESE MOVIE STARTS ARE INTERESTING PEOPLE. TO SEE THE COMPLETE INTERVIEWS WE CONDUCTED WITH EACH OF THE FOUR FESTIVAL WINNERS, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO EXTENDED COVERAGE.
THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL FEATURES MORE THAN 100 FILMS HAND-PICKED BY BARRY AND STELLA RIVERS. SINCE THE BGINNING THEY'VE PREMIERED MORE THAN A THOUSAND MOVIES. BUT THE BIGGEST DEBUT THIS YEAR WAS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED WHEN THE MOVIES WERE'NT PLAYING
BR03: "On thing we did this year that we weren't planning until next year - that we're really proud of - we've gone solar. Thanks to President Bush's economy we've added solar. With Rising Sun solar here at the Sky dome at the Marriott, at the celestial cinema, and Sand Dance Theater and at Starlight Cinema, we're offsetting 1000 kilowatt hours to the grid and that's something we're really proud of."
THERE ARE SOME AMAZING THINGS TO DO ON MAUI AND WHILE A SUNSET DINNER CRUISE IS A TREAT, SOME 20,000 PEOPLE CHOSE TO SIT UNDER THE STARS TO WATCH WHAT THE STARS HAVE DONE FOR THEM LATELY. AS THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL LOOKS AHEAD TO THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2009 - SOMEHOW, THEY'LL HAVE TO TRY TO IMPROVE ON ALL THIS. NOW THAT NUMBER NINE IS PAU, WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?
BR02: "I'm going to Disneyland. See ya!"
REPORTING FROM WAILEA FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.
(ON-CAM TAG) WHILE THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL AT WAILEA FOR 2008 IS NOW IN THE HISTORY BOOKS, FIRST LIGHT SCREENINGS CONTINUE AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
(Molokai Water)(PiP-Moloka'i Map)
J: THE WATERY WAR CONTINUES. LAST WEEK WE REPORTED ON THE FLURRY OF ACTIVITY BETWEEN MOLOKAI PROPERTIES, THE HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION AND A HOST OF OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES INCLUDING MAUI COUNTY MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES AND GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE. THE BATTLE APPEARS TO BE FAR FROM OVER...AND THE CALDENDAR IS MARCHING TOWARD A POSSIBLE AUGUST SHUTOFF.
ANOTHER ROUND OF CORRESPONDENCE LEFT THE NINTH FLOOR OF THE KALANA O MAUI BUILDING THIS WEEK - MOST NOTABLY A FORMAL COMPLAINT, FILED WITH THE STATE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, AN ACTION THAT AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERS AN INVESTIGATION BY THE P-U-C INTO THE POSSIBLE SHUTDOWN OF WATER SERVICES BY WAIOLA O MOLOKAI, MOLOKAI PUBLIC UTILITIES AND MOSCO.
ct01: "I believe it does. The PUC has to respond to those complaints. And that will start a certain process moving and we're hoping this will more attention to the very critical situation there on the island of Moloka'i."
PART OF THAT PROCESS INCLUDES HAVING THE UTILITY DETAIL HOW THEY WILL CONTINUE OPERATIONS THROUGH AUGUST 2008 AND BEYOND. BUT HOW FAR BEYOND?
CT02: "That would depend. You see we haven't had the ability to assess their water and wastewater systems. depending on what condition they're in would determine what length of time and how much money it would take to bring them up to EPA standards. In all other cases where private water or private wastewater systemns are being developed throughout the state, those have to be developed in accordance with existing EPA laws. So if something should happen in the future, a transition plan is much easier to implement - whether it be with another private company or with a municipality."
INDEED THIS CASE HAS FAR-REACHING RAMIFICATIONS BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS HERE WILL LIKELY SET A PRECEDENT FOR ANY OF THE MANY OTHER PRIVATE WATER COMPANIES IN THE STATE THAT MIGHT WANTS TO ABRUPTLY CEASE SERVICES, SHOULD THEIR PROFITS BEGIN TO DRY UP.
WHATEVER HAPPENS, WILL TAKE A WHILE - PERHAPS AS LONG AS FIVE YEARS. AND, IN THE END, IT'S NOT A GIVEN THAT MAUI COUNTY WOULD BECOME THE NEW OPERATOR.
CT03: "My hope had been that there would be companies formed that would step forward - made up of people from Moloka'i that would then take over their own systems and operate as a non-profit like the Kaua'i Utility Company has, for example, it's a community co-op sort of. That way it would be for the island's people by the island's people. I think that would be the best case scenario."///
BEFORE ANYONE COULD TAKE ON A CHALLENGE LIKE THAT, THOUGH, MAYOR TAVARES POINTS OUT THAT THE SYSTEM HAS TO BE PROFITABLE. THE MOLOKAI PUBLIC UTILITIES SYSTEM HASN'T BEEN - FOR A LONG TIME. THIS WEEK THE P-U-C IS SCHEDULING AN EMERGENCY SESSIONS TO DECIDE IF THAT COMPANY CAN BE GRANTED EMERGENCY WATER RATE INCREASES TO GET CLOSER TO BREAKING EVEN. AS OF NOW, THE PUBLIC MEETING IS SET FOR JULY 15 ON MOLOKAI AND - IF GRANTED - CUSTOMERS WOULD SEE THEIR WATER BILLS DOUBLE FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.
SOME ON MOLOKAI SAY THE COUNTY IS DRAGGING ITS FEET AND SHOULD JUST TAKE OVER THE SYSTEM.
CT04B: "The whole thing is we don't control those permits. The PUC does - they permit the entity. If the county were to control those permits, then we'd feel a whole lot more responsible for it. But we can't just be stuck here and have just anybody turn over whatever they're doing because they don't want to do it anymore. That's an awful implication."
THERE ARE LOTS MORE WHAT-IFS IN THIS COMPLICATED ISSUE, INCLUDING WHO WOULD OWN THE LAND WHERE WATER IS COLLECTED, TREATED AND DISTRIBUTED. WHO WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE? WHAT ABOUT FUTURE WATER RIGHTS - LIKE WATER FOR THE PROPOSED LA'AU DEVELOPMENT IF THE COUNTY TAKES OVER THE SYSTEM.
CT04: "I don't know how this is going to play out but I do think it's serious enough for everybody in the state to be paying attention to it.///
IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ UP ON THE LATEST, WE'VE POSTED THE COMPLAINT - AND ALL THE LATEST CORRESPONDENCE ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO BREAKING NEWS.
(Water Use) (PiP-WaterDrop)
JY: MEANWHILE, BACK ON THE VALLEY ISLE, RAINFALL TOTALS CONTINUE FAR BELOW AVERAGE, SO WATER USE IS ON THE RISE. THROUGH THE MONTH OF MAY, RAINFALL IS ABOUT HALF OF WHAT SHOULD BE IN THE RAIN GAUGES BY NOW. AND THAT'S GOT MAUI COUNTY WATER OFFICIALS WORRIED.
EVERY MAUI COUNTY WATER SYSTEM BUT HANA USED MORE WATER LAST WEEK - COMPARED TO THE WEEK BEFORE. ALSO, WATER DIRECTOR JEFFREY ENG IS CONCERNED THAT CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI HAVE EXCEEDED THE TARGET GOAL OF 25 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY. IF THERE'S A SILVER LINING TO THE SOMEWHAT BLEAK AND CLOUDLESS FORECAST, IT'S THAT - COUNTY WIDE, WATER USE IS STILL MORE THAN FOUR MILLION GALLONS A DAY LESS THAN LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME.
(ON-CAM) IN THE UPCOUNTRY SYSTEM ALL PUMPS ARE BEING USED TO BRING WATER TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE KAMOLE WIER WATER TREATMENT FACILITY AT HALI'IMAILE. THAT'S ABOUT THREE MILLION GALLONS A DAY. WHILE THE RECENT VISIT BY SENATOR DANIEL AKAKA RESULTED IN A COMMITMENT TO BUILD 300 MILLION GALLONS OF RESERVOIR CAPACITY IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI, THOSE SYSTEMS WON'T BE IN PLACE UNTIL AROUND 20-18.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, ALL DRESSED UP AND SOMEPLACE REALLY SPECIAL TO GO. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A WEST SIDE FUND RAISER SATURDAY - WHERE YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BE A MOVIE STAR TO GET THE RED CARPET TREATMENT.
JY: THEN WE'LL TREK BACK HALFWAY ACROSS THE COUNTY TO THE UPCOUNTRY AG FAIR WHERE THERE WAS EVERYTHING FROM NATIVE PLANTS TO SIX-GUN SHOOT-OUTS ON HORSEBACK.
JY: AND WE'LL GET AN UPDATE ON HOW LIFE IS GETTING BACK ON TRACK FOR A MOTHER WHO LOST HER SON IN A HORRIBLE MAUI CAR CRASH ALMOST EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO. THAT - AND MORE - WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
(Hale Makua) (PiP-Jazz Singer)
J: MAUI CITIZENS HAVE LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND THERE IS CERTAINLY NO SHORTAGE OF FUNDRAISERS TO PROVE IT. BUT A SATURDAY NIGHT EVENT IN KAPALUA WAS SPECIAL NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE PERSONAL CONNECTION OF THE ORGANIZERS TO THE ORGANIZATION...BUT ALSO BECAUSE SOMEDAY - IT'S AN EXPERIENCE WE WILL ALL HAVE TO FACE.
(Take Hale Makua-Pkg) THEY ARE SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ARRIVING ON THE RED CARPET TO PINEAPPLE GRILL IN KAPALUA...TO ENJOY A NOT INEXPENSIVE EVENING OF AMAZING FOOD AND LIBATIONS TO BENEFIT HALE MAKUA...WHO, IN TURN, IS BENEFITTING A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE.
Tony Krieg, CEO, Hale Makua
TK01: "We're taking care of about 500 frail people tonight. We have nursing homes - one in Wailuku and one in Kahului. We have about 100 people in home care tonight - people who have recently come out of the hospital and have some sort of skilled need. The we have 15 or 20 people being cared for by foster families. These people would otherwise be in a nursing home and a nurse and social worker are making sure the care provided there is going well. And then we have about 50 or 60 people that come to our Day health program. They're not here tonight because they're home and they can come to our health program during the day."
BETTY SAKAMOTO HAS BEEN ORGANIZING THIS EVENT SINCE IT BEGAN. IT TAKES A FULL YEAR TO PULL IT ALL TOGETHER, SHE SAYS. AND THAT PROCESS TOUCHES HER.
Betty Sakamoto, Event Organizer
BS01: "Today as I came up here dropping off the pineapples and things that go into the gift bags, tears came to my eyes that it's working again. Three years in a row we've made fabulous money for Hale Makua. And in the community we've gotten an outpouring of individual gifts so that some that maybe can't come donated $5,000 - $10,000 - $100 and the imporance is that, within the community, people know about Hale Makua and that without functions such as this there would be no Hale Makua."
Chris Kaiwi, Managing Partner, Pineapple Grill
CK01: "This is an annual event and we feel very strongly that we should give back to the community. We've partnered with the Sakamoto properties - Roy and Betty and Mitch Mitchell. this is something thast is very important to us. My partners, David and Leslie Cohn and myself bvelieve we need to give back to the community and Hale Makua is a great beneficiary of this event."
AND THE CULINARY COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER. CHEF RYAN LUCKEY'S KITCHEN PRODUCED ONE MASTERPIECE AFTER ANOTHER...AND DID THOSE DISHED MOVE. OCEANS VODKA EVEN HAD A SOLID ICE MARTINI BAR. A FEAST AND PARTY LIKE TONIGHT GOES A LONG WAY TO MEET A NEED. NO QUESTION THERE IS A NEED FOR HALE MAKUA.
Roz Baker, HI State Senator, 4th District
RB01: "Because we need community-based long-term care and they are the premiere provider. They do home health. They have insituitional care and they're really working with the community so that people who want to stay in their homes can stay in their homes."
THE OTHER LONG-TERM CARE OPTION, KULA HOSPITAL IS CONSTANTLY FULL. AND WITHOUT HALE MAKUA...
TK02: "I think people would literally have to be sent away if Hale Makua wasn't there. And it's been there in one form or another for more than 60 years."///
HALE MAKUA WAS ESTABLISHED AFTER WORLD WAR TWO WHEN REHABILITATING SOLDIERS DISPLACED THE FRAIL AND ELDERLY FROM HOSPITALS. IT BEGAN IN ABHUDDIST TEMPLE BASEMENT AND NOW HAS TWO COMPLETE FACILITIES ON MAUI. ROY SAKAMOTO HAS A PERSONAL CONNECTION TO HALE MAKUA. HIS MOTHER SUFFERED FROM ALZHEIMERS DISEASE. WHILE A RESIDENT AT HALE MAKUA, HER COMMUNICATION ABILITY CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE.
Roy Sakamoto, Hale Makua Supporter
RS02: "My mom was there at Hale Makua. Fortunately for the family it was the fast variety from the standpoint of stress on the family. The last six or seven months of her life she was not communicative. She basically sat around...///but yet the nurses would come in and say 'Good Morning Mrs. Sakamoto. Good afternoon Mrs. Sakamoto How are you? Today we're doing this therapy. She didn't really comprehend. But it struck me. I thought wow! the staff is over and above just nursing. They were communicating. There's a genuine human touch to the staff there."
RB02: "I just think Maui is so lucky to have Hale Makua because they have a presence all over our island and throughout our County on Lana'i and Moloka'i as well so it's very important that we support Hale Makua."
THE PINEAPPLE GRILL WAS ABUZZ WITH A BUNCH OF VERY HAPPY PEOPLE DOING JUST THAT...WHILE STAFFERS FROM THE MELTING POT PREPARED THE MELTED CHOCOLATE DIPPPING SAUCE, THE MUSIC WAS COOL AND BREEZY. AND THE MAGIC OF THE EVENING PAID OFF.
LATE IN THE EVENING, ROY SAKAMOTO GAVE US EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS
RS01: "We just got a pledge. One of our clients who is here tonight was moved by the purpose of Hale Makua and their staff and just made a pledge of $10,000. Fantastic."
MITCH MITCHELL VOLUNTEERED AS A COOK MORE THAN TWO DECADES AGO AT HALE MAKUA.
Mitch Mitchell, Hale Makua Board Member
MM01: "Twenty-one years ago, so I got stuck on the...put on the board and now I get to twist my friends' arms get 'em to give money. And my room is almost paid for so...never too soon."
PUTTING ON AN EVENT LIKE THIS IS A LOT OF WORK AND IT TAKES A YEAR - OH - IN ADDITION TO HER REGULAR CAREER. BASED ON TONIGHT, THOUGH, BETTY SAKAMOTO THINKS IT MIGHT BE WORTH DOING IT AGAIN.
BS02: "Absolutely. As long as Pineapple Grill will have us as it's the premiere event for Hale Makua and all of West Maui and Maui in general."///
BS03:"...a true red carpet event."
(on-cam tag) ONE OF THE MAJOR REASONS FOR THE FUNDARISER IS HALE MAKUA'S LUANA CAMPAIGN. "LUANA" MEANS "LIVE IN COMFORT" IN HAWAIIAN AND THE GOAL IS TO HELP TRANSFORM HALE MAKUA'S LONGTERM CARE FACILITIES IN MORE HOME-LIKE COMMUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS.
JY: ACCORDING TO THE OLD SAYING, "ONE MAN'S PAIN IS ANOTHER MAN'S PLEASURE." NOT EVERYONE ON MAUI IS DISAPPOINTED THAT RAINFALL HAS BEEN WELL BELOW AVERAGE THIS YEAR. IN FACT, THE MAUI ONION GROWERS ASSOCIATION REPORTS A BUMPER CROP OF MAUI ONIONS THIS YEAR - MOSTLY BECAUSE THE WEATHER HAS BEEN SO DRY.
(VO) ONION GROWERS, CATTLE RANCHERS, COWBOYS AND FARMERS CAME TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND FOR THE 28TH ANNUAL UPCOUNTRY AG AND FARM FAIR. FOR THE FIRST TIME THE EVENT WAS MOVED UP THE ROAD TO THE OSKIE RICE ARENA IN OLINDA FROM IT'S PREVIOUS LOCATION AT THE EDDIE TAM CENTER IN MAKAWAO.
THIS YEAR'S FAIR ALSO BROUGHT IN ELEMENTS FROM THE FORMER ULUPALAKUA AGRICULTURAL TRADE SHOW, ALONG WITH A WILD WEST SHOW, LIVE STOCK AUCTION AND...WHATEVER HAPPENS RIGHT AFTER A PRETTY GIRL GETS BLINDFOLDED.
(on-cam) THE FAIR NOT ONLY HIGHLIGHTS LOCALLY GROWN FOOD STOCK, BUT ALSO NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANTS. ONE BOOTH EVEN HAD A "NAME IT AND CLAIM IT" CONTEST WHERE THE BOTANICALLY-INCLINED WON FREE NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANTAS TO ADD TO THEIR HOME GARDENS.
A LITTLE LATER IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL BRING YOU MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE 28TH ANNUAL UPCOUNTRY AG AND FARM FAIR.
J: IT'S BEEN JUST OVER A YEAR SINCE A TRAGIC HEAD-ON COLLISION NEAR UKUMEHAME TOOK THE LIFE OF AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BOY. LONG AFTER YOUNG WILL SMITH WAS LAID TO REST, HIS FAMILY CONTINUES TO HONOR HIS MEMORY THROUGH THE FOUNDATION THAT BEARS HIS NAME.
(Take Susan Moulton VO/SOT) AT SATURDAY'S CANOE REGATTA AT KAHULUI HARBOR, SUSAN MOULTON TOOK A BREAK TO COME WATCH RACING, AFTER THE INAUGURAL WILL SMITH FOUNDATION 5K. SHE TOLD US A LITTLE ABOUT THE FOUNDATION - STARTING WITH THEIR MISSION.
Susan Moulton, mother
SM03: "To provide a positive life experience for children. That enables us to be able to help a lot of people and that extends to firefighters and Ocean safety and medical facilities and, of course, educational programs for kids."
THE FOUNDATION'S FIRST OFFICIAL GIFT TO MAUI WAS BOOSTER SEATS, DONATED TO SAFE COMMUNITY OF MAUI. TRAGICALLY, HAD WILL BEEN STRAPPED INTO A SEAT LIKE ONE OF THESE, HE MIGHT HAVE SURVIVED THE CRASH.
SMO2: "Nothing is going to bring Will back so the best thing I can do is to do good things in his honor."
SUSAN MOULTON TOLD US THE FOUNDATION WORK IS HELPING HER THROUGH THE HEALING PROCESS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN SHE DOESN'T HAVE HER MOMENTS
SM04: "It's hard to explain but it's almost tears of joy in a way, but there's a pecefulness surrounding Will's death. There's an understanding a peacefulness and an acceptance. You don't have a choiuce. You can either let a tragedy destroy you - destroy your life - the people around you, or you can try to turn things around - build a positive and do good things."///
(On-cam tag) FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WILL SMITH FOUNDATION, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(on-cam) FOR MORE INFORMATION AON THE MAUI FARM, THE BEYOND THE RAINBOW FOUNDATION AND THE ALOHA TEAM CLASSIC, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(Toss to C Block)
JY: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE CANOE REGATTA SEASON IS NEARING THE HALFWAY MARK - AND HAWAIIAN SHOWS WHY THEY'RE PRETTY MUCH UNSTOPPABLE. KALAPANA SHOWS YOU SOME OF THE IMPRESSIVE SKILLS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.
JY: THEN, HOLLY CHUNG JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON A COUPLE OF MUST-DO EVENTS THIS WEEKEND, PLUS DETAILS OF AN ANNUAL WESTSIDE CULINARY MASTERPIECE. THERE'S MUCH MORE, TOO, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
K: WHEN YOU THINK OF OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING...ONE TERM THAT PROBABLY DOESN'T COME TO MIND TOO OFTEN IS "ROLLER COASTER RIDE."
ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA.
WELL, "ROLLER COASTER RIDE" WAS HOW ONE HAWAIIAN COACH PUT IT AFTER SATURDAY'S JOHN M.AND KEALOHA LAKE REGATTA AT KAHULUI HARBOR. IT WAS THE FIRST RACE SINCE THE DEATH OF JOHN KEOLA LAKE, THE SON OF THE FOUNDERS OF HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB. AND IT WAS THE MOST DISQUALIFICATIONS HAWAIIAN HAS EXPERIENCED THIS YEAR - FIVE IN ALL. BUT ON THE PLUS SIDE, THEY WON IT ALL BY A MILE - AND THEY TOOK FIRST PLACE IN 20 OF SATURDAY'S 41 RACES.
(vo) THE HAWAIIAN FLAG FLUTTERED THE HAWAIIAN FLAG ON A SPECTACULAR DAY WHERE JOHN KEOLA LAKE'S MEMORY WAS PROMINENT.
IN THE BOYS 18 RACE, HAWAIIAN WAS PROMINENT FROM THE VERY START. HAWAIIAN, IN THE NEAR LANCE, SPRINTED TO THE L;EAD IN THE ONE-MILE EVENT. HERE'S ANOTHER REASON HAWAIIAN WINS SO MANY RACES...PERFECT TURNS. IF YOU'RE A PADDLING COACH, THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT YOUR CREW TO DO. REMEMBER, TOUCHING THAT FLAG - OR EVEN THE BUOY AT THE BOTTOM AND YOUR DISQUALIFIED. THAT...WAS PERFECT. THE HAWAIIAN BOYS 18 CREW WENT ON TO WIN THIS ONE BY MORE THAN 20 SECONDS OVER NA KAI EWALU.
THE MAGIC CONTINUED IN MEN'S NOVICE A, AS HAWAIIAN PULLS AWAY FROM THE FIELD NEAR THE HALF-MILE MARK. AT THE TURN, IT'S ANOTHER TURNING CLINIC...BUT THIS TIME IT'S NA KAI EWALU - IN THE NEAR LANE COMING EVER SO CLOSE TO THE BUOY. IN THE FINAL QUARTER, HAWAIIAN TURNS ON THE JETS AND BEATS NA KAI EWALU BY FOUR SECONDS.
IN THE WOMEN'S NOVICE A...WATCH THE BOAT HOLDER FOR NAPILI AS THE YELLOW AND BLACK BOAT GETS A GOOD JUMP ON THE FIELD. RACE OFFICIALS ARE KEEPING AN EXTRA CLOSE EYE ON THAT KIND OF STUFF THIS YEAR AS THESE HAWAIIAN HANDLERS GET A BRIEFING FROM A RACE OFFICIAL.
MIDWAY TURN HERE AND IT'S HAWAAIN THERE FIRST - BUT WATCH THE PURPLE FLAG IN LANE FOUR CLOSELY. OOPS! RIGHT UNDER THE IAKO. "earn (buzzer Sound) AND LAE ULA O KAI'S CREWS ON THE BEACH KNEW IT. ANOTHER DQ AS NAPILI AND KIHEI HEAD INTO THE TURN AND KIHEI BUMPS THE BUOY.
SENSING VICTORY - AFTER THEY HAD ALREADY WON WOMEN'S NOIVE B, LAE ULA O KAI IS STOKED! IN THE END, HAWAIIAN'S BOAT IS JUST AHEAD OF LAU ULA O KAI AT THE FINISH...BUT A CONFERENCE AMONG THE OFFICIALS AND AN OFFICLA SIGNAL FROM THE OFFICIALS BOAT, AND HAWAIIAN'S DISQUALIFICATION GIVES THE VICTORY TO LAU ULA O KAI. AND, AS YOU CAN SEE...VICTORY IS A SWEET DISH HIGHLY SAVORED AMONG MANY HAPPY PEOPLE THERE ON SATURDAY.
(ff-cg-vo) EVEN FIVE DISQUALIFICATIONS COULDN'T DERAIL MIGHTY HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB AS THEY SCORED 140 POINTS IN THIS ONE. KAHANA WAS SECOND WITH 91 AND KIHEI CANOE CLUB WAS JUST ONE CLICK BEHIND THEM. IN THE A DIVISION, HANA CLAIMED IT'S THIRD STRAIGHT TITLE.
FOR THE SEASON, HAWAIIAN HOLDS AN ALMOST UNTOUCHABLE LEAD WITH 444 POINTS. I SAY "ALMOST" BECAUSE, SHOULD THEY DECIDE TO JUST NOT SHOW UP AT THE LAST FOUR RACES OF THE YEAR, OTHER TEAMS MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE. KAHANA AND KIHEI ARE MAKING IT A VERY FUN BATTLE TO WATCH FOR SECOND PLACE. IN THE A DIVISION, HANA IS ENJOYING GREAT SUCCESS.
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