|Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending June 24, 2010|
(headlines - vo)
J: IN A WEEK OF BIG DECISIONS, MAUI'S CELL PHONE BAN PASSES - AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES GET READY FOR FURLOUGH FRIDAYS. AND, IN OUR NEXT GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL SEGMENT, WE'LL TAKE YOU A PLACE WHERE THE BLUES CAN BE HEALED WITH A FABULOUS MEAL.
(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS - PLUS A FIRST-OF-IT'S-KIND IN THE STATE PROJECT THROWS THE SWITCH AT UH MAUI COLLEGE AND WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME GENUINE WAR HEROES. IN SPORTS NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI SWEEPS THE ROAD RUNNERS AND TAKES OVER THEIR DIVISION. THIS WEEK'S CURTAIN CALL LOOKS AT A MAUI FILM FOR THE AGES, AND COMING ATTRACTIONS EVEN INCLUDES STUFF FROM OUTER SPACE. IT'S ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: ALOHA EVERYONE. AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS - I'M JEFF KING AND THIS IS MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST. STARTING A WEEK FROM TODAY, IT MAY BE FOR YOU - BUT NOT WHILE YOU'RE BEHIND THE WHEEL.
(TURN TO CAM) MAUI COUNTY IS THE LAST IN THE STATE TO ENACT A SO-CALLED CELL PHONE BAN. WHILE THE FINAL VOTE WAS UNANIMOUS - NOT EVERY COUNCIL MEMBER AGREED ON EVERY ASPECT OF THE BILL.
(TAKE CELL PKG) IT'S LIKELY THE CLOSEST THING TO "HO-HUM" THAT A MAJOR BILL COULD BE. PUBLIC HEARINGS WERE SPARSELY ATTENDED. NONETHELESS, BEGINNING JULY FIRST, YOU CAN'T HOLD YOUR CELL PHONE TO TALK AND DRIVE. OR TEXT, OR PLAY VIDEO GAMES, OR READ THE PAPER, OR CHECK YOUR GPS, OR MANIPULATE YOUR MP-3 PLAYER.
ALL HAND-HELD DEVICES MUST BE OUT OF THE HANDS OF DRIVERS IN MAUI COUNTY STARTING NEXT THURSDAY. THE BILL PASSED SECOND AND FINAL READING LAST FRIDAY BY THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL. ELEVENTH-HOUR PLEAS FROM TAXI DRIVERS - WHO NO LONGER USE DISPATCHERS AND TWO-WAY RADIOS - DID NOT MOVE THE COUNCIL, SO THEY, TOO, WILL NEED TO GET AN EAR BUD. THE EXCEPTION IS THOSE EAR BUDS-THE HANDS-FREE ALTERNATIVE. ALSO LEGAL ARE BUILT-IN SPEAKERPHONE SYSTEMS. ALSO ILLEGAL ARE ANY KIND OF COMMUNICATION OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN THE HANDS OF DRIVERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER WAYNE NISHIKI CITED A STATISTIC THAT 3,000 TRAFFIC FATALITIES NATIONWIDE EACH YEAR ARE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DISTRACTION OF DRIVERS WHO ARE DIALING, TEXTING, OR OTHERWISE OCCUPIED WHEN THEY SHOULD BE CONCENTRATING ON DRIVING. THE FINAL VOTE WAS 7-ZERO, WITH COUNCILMEMBERS BILL MEDIEROS AND MIKE VICTORINO ABSENT AND EXCUSED FROM THE MEETING.
(ON-CAM TAG) BARRING SOME LAST-MINUTE LEGAL ARGUMENT, THE BEN IS SET TO TAKE EFFECT NEXT THURSDAY, JULY FIRST. THE FINE FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE IS UP TO ONE HUNDREDS DOLLARS AND SUBSEQUENT FINES CAN REACH 250 DOLLARS.
(FURLOUGH FRIDAYS)(PiP-FURLOUGH CALENDAR)
J: A DAY OFF IS NICE, OF COURSE - BUT A DAY OFF WITHOUT PAY, THAT'S NOT SO NICE. STILL, THE MAYOR AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL HAD TO DO SOMETHING MEET THE COUNTY CHARTER'S REQUIREMENT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET.
ON SUNDAY THE MAYOR'S OFFICE RELEASED THE LIST OF 12 FRIDAYS ACROSS THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR - STARTING JULY 16TH - FOR ALL COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE AND APPOINTED WORKERS. THE MOVE IS EXPECTED TO SAVE MORE THAN THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN PAYROLL.
(FF-CG-VO) THIS WEEK THE MAYOR'S OFFICE RELEASED THIS CALENDAR TO HELP ANYONE WHO NEEDS TO PLAN - KNOW WHEN COUNTY SERVICES WON'T BE AVAILABLE. THE FRIDAYS MARKED IN BLUE ARE THE 12 FURLOUGH DAYS OVER THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR. THE DAYS MARKED IN YELLOW ARE THE 14 PAID HOLIDAYS THAT COUNTY EMPLOYEES GET.
(ON-CAM) THE FURLOUGH PLAN DOES NOT APPLY TO EMERGENCY RESPONDERS - INCLUDING POLICE, FIRE AND EMERGENCY CREWS. AND, THE MAYOR WILL STILL WORK A FULL WEEK - BUT SHE HAS AGREED TO A PAY CUT EQUAL TO TAKING 12 FURLOUGH DAYS. THE FURLOUGH PLAN IS IN ADDITION TO OTHER BUDGET VICTIMS - INCLUDING THE CLOSURE OF ALL COUNTY POOLS ON THOSE RECOGNIZED 14 HOLIDAYS. AND, IN HANA AND ON MOLOKA'I REFUSE COLLECTION AFFECTED BY THOSE FURLOUGH FRIDAYS WILL RESULT IN A CHANGE IN SCHEDULED PICKUP. CUSTOMERS ARE BEING NOTIFIED OF THE NEW TRASH PICKUP DAYS.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE, YOU CAN. JUST GO TO MAUI TV NEWS AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(UHMC-PV) (PiP-SOLAR PANEL)
J: PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PANELS ARE APPEARING ON MORE AND MORE ROOFTOPS ACROSS MAUI AND ALL OF HAWAI'I. BUT THIS WEEK ONE INSTALLATION WAS BLESSED FOR THE BEING THE FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER.
(TAKE PV PKG)
(ON-CAM TAG) WITH THE RED TAPE CUT AND THE SHINY BRIGHT PRECEDENT SET, OFFICIALS EXPECT MORE STUDENT-INVOLVED ENERGY PROJECTS WILL SOON LIGHT UP CAMPUSES ACROSS THE U-H SYSTEM.
J: BOTH SIDES IN THE DEBATE ON CIVIL UNIONS EXPRESSED BOTH SHOCK AND SATISFACTION THAT GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE INCLUDED THE MEASURE IN HER LIST OF 39 NEW LAWS THAT COULD GET THE AX.
(VO) DURING HER MOST RECENT VISIT TO MAUI EARLIER THIS MONTH, THE GOVERNOR TOLD US WHY THIS DECISION IS AMONG THE TOUGHEST OF HER POLITICAL LIFE. WE SHOWED IT TO YOU BEFORE, BUT IT BEARS REPEATING.
Linda Lingle, Governor, State of Hawai’i
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 statute is written makes it very difficult because it was worded to say all the rights, privileges, obligations as marriage."
(ON-CAM TAG) 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.
J: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS - WEE HA IF YOU HAVEN'T EATEN YET, OUR NEXT STORY WILL DEFINITELY MAKE YOU HUNGRY AS GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL GETS THE BLUES IN KIHEI. AND THEY ARE THE BEST OF THE GREATEST GENERATION - THE HEROES OF THE 442 AND WE HAD THE HONOR OF MEETING SOME OF THEM. THOSE STORIES AND MUCH MORE THIS WEEK WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
(GCTL-STELLA BLUES)(PIP-GCTL LOGO)
J: ECONOMIC SIGNS ON THE ROAD AHEAD SEEM TO POINT TO BETTER THINGS - BUT WE'RE NOT THERE YET. BUT - GOOD TIMES OR BAD, YOU GOTTA EAT. THIS WEEK, ON GOT CHOICE?: THINK LOCAL," WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A PLACE THAT COMBINES ATMOSPHERE, INCREDIBLE FOOD - TREMENDOUS VALUE AND 'OHANA IN A WAY - WELL - IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.
(TAKE GCTL PKG) WARNING: IF YOU'RE NOT HUNGRY RIGHT NOW, BY THE END OF THIS STORY, YOU WILL BE. AND YOU CAN BLAME IT ON THE BLUES. THESE ARE AMONG THE DELIGHTS OF STELLA BLUES CAFE IN KIHEI.
HANAI BROTHER AND SISTER KALE BOVERMAN AND CINDY EITING HAVE A LOT OF FUN, AS YOU CAN TELL, RUNNING STELLA BLUES - A FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESS SINCE KALE'S MOM AND DAD, WHO HAPPEND TO BE DIE-HARD DEAD HEADS - BIG SURPRISE WHEN YOU CHECK OUT THE DECOR - DEDICATED THE NAME OF THE RESTAURANT AFTER THEIR FAVORITE GRATEFUL DEAD SONG....... STELLA BLUE. THE RESTAURANT OPENED IN 1991 IN THE LONGS SHOPPING CENTER CENTER AND MOVED TO THEIR PRESENT LOCATION IN AZEKA MAKAI SEVEN YEARS AGO. THEY'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL EVER SINCE AND CINDY TELLS US WHY.
Cindy Eiting, Catering Director, Stella Blues
CE01: "I think people come here because they're comfortable. They feel like part of the family. They see the same faces and we have consistent food. We try to make sure we always have quality food."
AND THEIR CLIENTELE IS PREDOMINANTLY LOCALS.
Kale Boverman, GM, Stella Blues
KB02: ""Well I'd say lately it's 80 percent local - with the economy being the way it is - still 80 percent - not as many people. When the tourists are on island it can be 60-40, but right now I'd say it's 80 percent plus local."
EXECUTIVE CHEF DANIEL BENITEZ HAS BEEN AT STELLA'S FOR SEVEN YEARS AND WORKED HIS WAY TO THE TOP BY CREATING MASTERPIECES LIKE THESE AND RUNNING A SPARKLING CLEAN, EFFICIENT KITCHEN WITH A VERY TALENTED CREW. AND DESPITE MAKING THESE FAVORITES OVER AND OVER AND OVER, THEY NEVER LOOK MASS-PRODUCED, AND HE SAYS HE NEVER GETS TIRED OF MAKING THEM.
Daniel Benitez, Chef, Stella Blues
DB01: "No, never - that is something that I love. That is why I come to work every day and I'm happy at work every day because I love cooking. I love making people happy when they eat - when they're sitting there enjoying their food and you see the reaction on their face. That's what I love. I'm really passionate about that's what makes me come to work and, no, I don't get tired of it."
BUT HE DOESN'T TAKE ALL THE CREDIT FOR THE SATISFIED CUSTOMERS.
DB02: "...and the team back here, we are a team back here. It's not just me - and I do have a team of cooks on the side who do a really good job of what I do..."
AND THE GREATER TEAM - THAT INCLUDES LOCAL PRODUCERS OF PRODUCE, MEAT AND FISH ARE ALSO PART OF WHAT MAKES STELLA'S GREAT. CINDY AND THE CREW LAID OUT A REPRESENTATIVE TABLE'S WORTH OF JUST SOME OF THEIR LOCAL SUOPPLIERSA THAT HAVE BECOME ISLAND FAVORITES. AND CHEF BENITEZ UNDERSCORED THE VALUE OF LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS.
DB03: "Buying from the mainland is alright but you have to buy food that is shipped from far away to over here and I'd rather get stuff that's grown here locally and you know it's fresh - you can see it's fresh. Here you can actually go to the farm and look at the stuff growing that you're going buy and purchase, so I really do like to buy local."
IN FACT MORE THAN 70 PERCENT OF ALL THE INGREDIENTS ON STELLA BLUES EXPANSIVE MENUS ARE GROWN AND PRODUCED RIGHT HERE ON MAUI. AND THE ENTERTAINIMENT ON STELLAS ON FRIDAY NIGHTS IS NOT ONLY LOCAL - BUT WORLD-CLASS.
KB04: "It's awesome. That's another thing we're trying to support. We've bringing in local - Makana, Barry Flanagan, Amy Hanaiali'i. We've got John Cruz coming up and Hot Shots coming up, so we're trying to get a lot of the local entertainment also instead of bringing people in from the mainland and stuff - support people that are here."
AND THERE'S NOTHING FROM THE MAINLAND MORE NAHENAHE THAN THIS.
AND WITH AN AMAZING ARRAY OF MENU CHOICES - FROM COMFORT FOOD LIKE STELLA'S MEATLOAF - TO ONE OF THE BEST HAMBURGERS EVER TO THE GENEROUS HALF-CHICKEN OR NEARLY WORLD FAMOUS RIBS, CHEF BENITEZ TOLD OF WHAT HIS FAVORITE IS.
DB04: "I really love cooking fish. I grew up cooking not too much fish - I did a lot of fishing - but not too much cooking the fish. Here we do so many things with fish - we make special ones every night. I love working with it. I love the texture of it, different kinds of it. And especially here in the islands you have such different kinds of fish than the mainland. Ahi is the fish that I do love a lot."
AND STELLA'S SERVES ONLY FRESH FISH. IN FACT, NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN ANY OTHER LOCAL EATERY, ASK YOUR WAITPERSON IF THEIR FISH IS FRESH OF FRESH FROZEN - AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY. IT MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE IN THE TASTE AND IN THE VALUE.
CINDY'S FAVORITE IS SERVED EARLIER IN THE DAY.
CE03: "The breakfast burrito because my daughter invented it. It's scrambled eggs and jalapenos and onions and cheese rolled in a flour tortilla and topped with our homemade chicken chili."
TWO YEARS AGO KALE BOVERMAN WAS NAMED YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR AT THE MAYOR'S SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS. WHILE THAT WAS A MEMORABLE PERSONAL HONOR, HE SAYS THE SECOND PLACE FINISH THEY GOT THSAT NIGHT MEANT EVEN MORE.
KB01: "The best things about that award was the Angel Award - that we got second place for non-profit giving. And that felt better than the Young Businessperson of the Year award."
AND SPEAKING OF LOCAL, STELLA'S NOT ONLY BUYS LOCAL AND SERVES LOCAL - BUT THEY ALSO OFFER A HEFTY DISCOUNT AS PART OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL CAMPAIGN.
CE02: "We do. We offer 20 percent off dinner, 5-6, seven days a week."
AND KALE UNDERSCORED THE ADDITIONAL VALUE OF DINING OUT LOCAL STYLE AT STELLA BLUES.
KB03: "Fresh ingredients. Keep the money on Maui. Not only are the servers that you tip, the cooks that we pay, the farmers that we support - 85 to 90 percent of the money's going to stay here."
JERRY GARCIA - LEADER OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD DID A LOT OF THINGS HE WAS VERY PROUD OF. INCLUDING MUSIC THAT THRILLED A GENERATION TO DESIGNING NECKTIES. AND HE WOULD BE OPROUD OF THE KIHEI NAMESAKE OF HIS CALLIS, STELLA BLUES.
(ON-CAM TAG) MAUI COUNTY'S GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL IS A CAMPAIGN DEVISED BY MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES AND THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. IT'S A WAY TO FOCUS ON SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS AT HOME FIRST IN A WAY THAT NOT ONLY KEEPS YOUR DOLLARS HERE ON MAUI - BUT UNDERSCORES THE AMAZING VARIETY AND QUALITY OF GOODS AND SERVICES PRODUCES BY PEOPLE RIGHT HERE AT HOME. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO JOIN THE CAMPAIGN - OR TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT VALUABLE COUPONS, GO TO MAUI-COUNTY-THINK-LOCAL-DOT-COM. AND IF YOU’D LIKE YOUR BUSINESS TO BE FEATURED, SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM AND LET US KNOW. IT'S FREE AND IF YOU THINK EVERYONE ON MAUI SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHAT YOU DO, THEN LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN.
(442) (PiP-JOE SAKATA)
J: THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DEFENDED AMERICA IN WOULD WAR TWO ARE RIGHTLY CALLED "THE GREATEST GENERATION." A NEW MOVIE CALLED "442-LIVE WITH HONOR, DIE WITH DIGNITY," PREMIERED AT THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL AND - WHEN YOU HEAR THE STORY, YOU'LL UNDERSTAND WHY THESE MEN ARE AMONG THE GREATEST OF THE GREATEST GENERATION.
(TAKE 442 PKG) BATTLING NOT ONLY THE FOREIGN ENEMIES ON THE FRONTS IN ITALY, FRANCE AND GERMANY, BUT BATTLING PREJUDICE FROM THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT, THE VALIANT MEN OF THE 442ND REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM ACCOMPLISHED INCREDIBLE THINGS - SUFFERING CASUALTIES THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD OF - BUT NEVER STOPPING WHEN THEY HAD A JOB TO DO. THE MOVIE CHRONICLES THEIR HERISM, THEIR LIVES NOW - MORE THAN A HALF-CENTURY LATER - AND THE TIME SINCE THE WAR TO END ALL WARS. AFTER THE GREAT WAR THERE WAS NO PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WHO SUDDENLY FOUND THEMSELVES OUT OF THE WAR, OUT OF WORK AND OUT OF UNIFORM BUT THEY COULDN'T GET THE HORRORS OF WAR OUT OF THEIR MINDS.
Lawson Sakai, Veteran, 442nd RCT
LS01: "You know, when we were discharged in 1945 the Army just said, take the unform off. You're a civilian. Just get out of here. That was it. No advice, no nothing. And for many of us - we turned to alcohol. I'll admit I tried to drink a few distelleries dry. You'd drink until you passed out - that's how you forgot. But gradually, you tell yourself you cannot live that way so you sober up a little bit and become normal."
DOCTOR RICHARD SWORD IS A CLYNICAL PSYCHOLOGIST ASSIGNED TO WORKING WITH VETERANS - INCLUDING THE VENERABLE - AND AGING - STARS OF THIS FILM, MEN WHO WITNESSED AND TOOK PART IN THE HORRIFFIC TRAGEDIES OF WAR. SWORD WORKS WITH VETS FROM ALL RECENT CONFLICTS TO HELP THEM OVERCOME POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. AS THE FILM WAS BEING CREATED, DOCTOR SWORD SAID HE WAS CONCERNED THAT OLD WOUNDS - EVEN THOUGH MORE THAN SIX DECADES IN HEALING - COULD INSTANTLY BE REOPENED.
Richard Sword, MD, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
RS01: "Well, parts of the movie are very difficult - about Dachau and the loss, but we didn't want to 'glamorize' the war - to make it a Hollywood thing. We wanted it to be real - and for people to understand what a difficult situation these men faced and the honor, the valor and bravery they clould have in the face of combat - and how their spirtts were undaunted. They kept going - and their main thing was to help America. It's a great copntribution from Japan to America - giving us these men to lead us on has been wonderful. And now we're developing a whole new school of psychology based on them."
UBNFATHOMABLE EVENTS IN THE HEIGHT OF WAR FACED THESE THEN-YOUNG-MEN - AN THEY TOOK IT AS IF IT WERE A NORMAL DAY AT WORK - INCLUDING THE DAY THIS CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER SAYS HE SHOULD HAVE DIED.
George "Joe" Sakata, Congressional Medal of Honor Winner
GS01: "I had an overcoat that I had put in my pack - it went through that. I took my jacket off and I see that there's a hole in there. Then I felt a trickle of blood going own down my spine. I couldn't use my left arm. I was in shock from the lower muscles in my arm up. Nine months in the hospital, I came home with a "million dollar wound" and I'm here today."
A HANDFUL OF 442 VETERANS ARE STILL AROUND - INCLUDING SENATOR AND MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER DANIEL INOUYE. SEVERAL WERE ON HAND FOR SUNDAY'S MOVIE PREMIERE AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. EACH MAN IS A LIVING, BREATHING HISTORY LESSON - AND THE LESSONS PROVIDE EVEN MORE THAN JUST HISTORY. IN FACT, DOCTOR SWORD HAS DISCOVERED THAT THIS EXPERIENCE HAS TURNED CONVENTIONAL PTSD TREATMENT UPSIDE DOWN.
RS02: "I'm using what I've le arned from the 442 with the Afghan veterans and the Gulf War and the Iraqui veterans and even the Koran War and the Vietnam veterans. And it's much better than the old way the VA has been helping veterans. What they do is developed in the battlefields of World War II. It was time tested and they know it works. So, we've adapted that. It's funny - most psychologists learn what they know from the university and then teach it to the veterans. I learn from the veterans and teach to the university - what I've learned."
(ON-CAM TAG) WE HAVEN'T HEARD WHERE OR WHEN THE FILM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING NEXT, BUT IT CERTAINLY IS A MUST-SEE TO APPRECIATE THE INCREDIBLE SACRIFICES THESE MEN MADE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILM - AND THE REGIMENT - GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(METH CLASS) (PiP-METHFACE)
J: POWERFUL, IN YOUR FACE. PULLING NO PUNCHES. THE CRITICAL FIGHT TO KEEP EVEN ONE KID FROM TRYING METH FOR THE FIRST TIME IS WORTH WHATEVER EFFORT IT TAKES TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. THIS WEEK ON MAUI - WE WITNESSED THE IMPACT A NEW ANTI-METH CAMPAIGN IS HAVING ON YOUNG ADULTS.
(TAKE METH PKG) THE SECOND WAVE OF ANTI-METH MESSAGES ARE ON THE AIR NOW, AND THEIR IMPACT IS BEING FELT. BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH, SO THE HAWAII METH PROJECT IS CRISS-CROSSING THE STATE TO TALK TO AS MANY AT-RISK YOUNG PEOPLE AS THEY CAN. LAST FRIDAY AT LOKELANI INTERMEDIATE, A GROUP OF TEENS WAS RIVETED BY THE STARTLING FACTS AND IMAGES.
CINDY ADAMS FROM THE HAWAII METH PROJECT SAID THE PRESENTATION IS UNVARNISHED - STRAIGHT-FORWARD AND TO THE POINT.
Cindy Adams, Exec. Dir., Hawaii Meth Project
CA01: "The Reason is that we try to be very truthful and direct about the consequences of this drug. When you talk to people who are in recovery from this drug, they're very direct with me in terms of sharing their experiences and I try not to filter that when I share that with the kids."
THESE YOUNGMEN AND WOMEN ARE TAKING PART IN A SUMMER LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM.
Jo-Lynn Moana Kaho'ohanohano, SiteManager, Paxen Group
MK01: "These students come to us from all over the community. They have signed up to become participants in the Jump Start and Community All-Stars Program."
MK02: "The goal of our program is to teach them life skills that they'll carry with them throughout life - so financial literacy as well as pre-employment tools to get them prepped for the work force. So when we can partner with other community groups it's invaluable to the kids and they take that with them."
AS COMMUNITY ALL-STARS, THEY
WILL ALSO - HOPEFULLY - SERVE AS AMBASSADORS OF THE MESSAGE THEY'RE
HEARING TODAY. METH, NOT EVEN ONCE.
CA02: "Right now, based on our survey, based on changes in attitude in teenagers and young adults, yes, we're very significant shifts in the right direction in terms of increased perceived risk, increased level of dialogue with parents, increased social pressure to not use this drug - so peers telling peers not to use this drug. And it makes sense, but I'll say it anyway, we would tend to see changes to attitude before we start to see a shift in behavior - because that's the way people work. And so it's very encouraging."
(PHONE BOOK RECYCLE)(PiP-PHONE BOOK JUNK)
J" IT'S A PROBLEM OF MUCH LESS CRITICAL IMPORTANCE - BUT STILL IT'S ANNOYING AND SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE ABOUT IT. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SEEMINGLY EVER-MOUNTING VOLUME OF PHONE BOOKS THAT SHOW UP ON YOUR DOORSTEP. IRONICALLY, ALL THAT PAPER COULDN'T BE RECYCLED - UNTIL NOW.
FROM NOW UNTIL JULY 10TH, YOU CAN KEEP THOSE OLD AND UNWANTED PHONE BOOKS OUT OF THE LANDFILL BY RECYCLING THEM ON MAUI. THE COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, SOLID WASTE DIVISION, HAS ESTABLISHED SEVERAL DROP-OFF POINTS AROUND THE ISLAND.
(FF-CG-VO) IN WEST MAUI YOU CAN TAKE YOUR STACKS OF PHONE BOOKS TO THE OLOWALU RECYCLING CENTER ON HONOAPI'ILANI HIGHWAY, THREE MILES SOUTH OF LAHAINA. LOOK FOR THE SPECIALLY MARKED BIN.
IN WAILUKU, DROP OFF YOUR YELLOW AND WHITE PAGES AT BUSINESS ETCETERA AT 2020 MAIN STREET. IN KAHULUI THERE ARE TWO DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: PINATA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT ON DAIRY ROAD NEXT TO FED-EX OFFICE; OR AT ROYAL HAWAIIAN MOVERS AT 400 HANA HIGHWAY.
AND IN KIHEI AND ALL OF SOUTH MAUI, PLEASE BRING YOUR UNWANTED PHONE BOOKS TO A AMERICAN STORAGE AT 300 OHUKAI ROAD ABOVE THE TESORO OR TO KIHEI RENT-A-CAR AT 96 KIO LOOP.
(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU MISSED THOSE, WE'VE GOT THE LIST ON OUR WEBSITE. JUST GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI WERE ON FIRE FOR THEIR FIRST EVER HOME STAND - TAKING 12 OUT OF 13. WE'VE GOT DETAILS UP NEXT. AND IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES-BROWN REVIEWS A FILM SHOT HERE ON MAUI THAT PREMIERED AT THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT HOW THE WAYS OF OLD HAWAII COULD TECH US TO LIVE SUSTAINABLY IN MAUI NEI. THAT, PLUS COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.
HO’OKELE WA’ A:TURNING THE CANOE: NAVIGATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR MAUI. THE LOCALLY CREATED FILM PREMIERED THIS PAST WEEK AT THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL PAUL JANES-BROWN HAS A REVIEW FOR THIS WEEK’S CURTAIN CALL.
PJB: WE ALL KNOW THAT MAUI IS NO KA OI. HOWEVER, THIS FILM HELPS US TO UNDERSTAND WHY. WE ARE TOLD IN THIS EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DANNY MILLER AND PRODUCED BY ALEX DEROODE WITH HELP FROM DR. JANET SIX, THAT MAUI CAN BECOME A MODEL OF SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE WORLD. WE SEE THE EFFORTS ON ALL FRONTS THAT ARE BEING MADE TO LEAD MAUI INTO THE FUTURE BY REDISCOVERING THE PAST.
BEFORE CONTACT, HAWAIIANS, WHO WERE REALLY POLYNESIANS LIVED IN HARMONY WITH THE LAND AND THE SEA. THE PRE CONTACT HAWAIIANS UNDERSTOOD THE SYMBIOTIC NATURE OF ALL LIVING THINGS. THEY RECOGNIZED HOW THE HIGH GROUND COLLECTED THE WATER AND IT RAN DOWN THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA. THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT WATER AND LIFE WERE COMPLETELY INTERTWINED.
THERE WERE NO CONTAINER SHIPS BRINGING IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS IN THOSE DAYS. AND YET, FOR MORE THAN A MILLENNIUM, THE HAWAIIANS THRIVED. TODAY THERE ARE VISIONARIES, LIKE DR. ART MEDEIROS, KAHU KAWEWEHI PUNDYKE, THE SUSTAINABLE LIVING INSTITUTE OF MAUI, PACIFIC BIODIESEL, HNU ENERGY, THE MAUI COASTAL LAND TRUST, SOS METALS ISLAND RECYCLING AND OTHERS WHO ARE TRYING TO HELP MAUI LEARN HOW TO BE INDEPENDENT.
IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MYSTERY TO ME WHY HAWAII AND MAUI IN PARTICULAR HAVE NOT BEEN THE WORLD LEADERS IN SUSTAINABLE LIVING. THIS FILM IDENTIFIES THE PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS ON OUR ISLAND WHO ARE WORKING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PLETHORA OF RESOURCES MAUI AND HAWAII POSSESS TO SOLVE THAT MYSTERY.
WHEN IT COMES TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, WE HAVE SUN, WIND, WAVE AND GEOTHERMAL. THE PLANTS THAT MADE HAWAII WHAT IS WAS ARE BEING RE-INTRODUCED AND INVASIVE SPECIES ARE BEING ERADICATED. WE HAVE ALL YEAR ROUND GROWING SEASONS, WE CAN GROW OUR OWN FOOD. FUEL, WE DON’T HAVE TO BE DEPENDENT ON FOSSIL FUEL, WE CAN GROW OUR FUEL OR RECYCLE IT. WATER CAN BE RECLAIMED. WE DON’T HAVE TO LIVE IN HOMES MADE OF FOREIGN, IMPORTED MATERIALS, WE CAN GROW OUR OWN BUILDING MATERIALS AND CREATE BEAUTIFUL, STURDY PLACES TO LIVE.
THE POSITIVE SPIRIT AND CAN DO ATTITUDE EXPRESSED IN THIS FILM WILL MAKE ONE HOPEFUL FOR THE FUTURE. THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE FILM ARE ENGAGED, COMMITTED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. THE FILM SHOWS US A WAY TO THE FUTURE, BUT IT DOESN’T SHY AWAY FROM THE SINS OF THE PRESENT. THE FILMMAKERS HOPE THAT PBS WILL BROADCAST IT TO A LARGER AUDIENCE SO THAT THE MESSAGE OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING CAN BE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD. I HOPE THAT HAPPENS.
THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK I’M PAUL JANES BROWN MAHALO AND A HUI HOU. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS – UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND A LOOK AT AN ABUNDANT BATCH OF COMING ATTRACTIONS.
AND SPEAKING OF AN ABUNDANT BATCH - YOU'LL FIND A FEW THOUSAND LAUGHS AT THE PRO ARTS OF THE PACIFIC PLAYHOUSE IN AZEKA MAKAI SHOPPING CENTER IN KIHEI THIS WEEKEND. SLEEPING BEAUTY IS A FRACTURED FAIRYTALE RENDITION OF THE CLASSIC STORY OF FANTASY AND UNCONQUERABLE LOVE. IT PLAYS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS - AND TWICE ON SUNDAYS NOW THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. TICKETS ARE JUST 12 DOLLARS - AND JUST 10 DOLLARS FOR SENIORS OVER 62 AND KEIKI UNDER 10. WE'VE GOT MORE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE. JUST CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
THIS FRIDAY, CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF UNDERSEA WONDER.THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE SANCTUARY IN KIHEI WILL HOST AN EVENT CELEBRATING WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN JACQUE COUSTEAU'S 100TH BIRTHDAY. THERE WILL BE MOVIES, PRICES, CAKE AND FUN TO HONOR THE INTREPID EXPLORER WHO CAME TO MAUI MANY TIMES TO CELEBRATE THE SEA AMONG HIS MORE THAN 120 DOCUMENTARIES ACROSS THE 20TH CENTURY. ADMISSION IS FREE AND EVENTS BEGIN FRIDAY NIGHT AT 6 P.M. AT 726 SOUTH KIHEI ROAD.
ALSO FRIDAY NIGHT, THE OBON FESTIVAL MOVES TO LAHAINA. SERVICES BEGIN AT THE LAHAINA HONGWANJI MISSION AT 6 P.M. THE DANCING STARTS AT 7-30. THE MISSION IS AT 682 LUAKINI STREET IN LAHAINA.
IS YOUR LIFE HECTIC? DO THINGS MOVE TOO FAST? ESPECIALLY AT MEALS? THEN MAYBE YOU WANT TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT OF "SLOW FOOD." THIS SATURDAY AT WHOLE FOODS IN KAHULUI, IT'S A FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT TOWARD SLOW FOOD - THAT’S REAL FOOD - MOSTLY LOCAL - HIGHER IN NUTRITION AND LOWER IN FAT AND OTHER BAD STUFF THAN FAST FOOD. FOR JUST EIGHT DOLLARS ENJOY MAUI CATTLE COMPANY BURGERS OR SALMON BURGERS, ALONG WITH ASIAN COLESLAW, SWEET POTATO FRIES AND A DRINK. AND THERE WILL ALSO BE VEGAN OPTIONS, TOO. THAT'S SATURDAY FROM 11 UNTIL 2 AT WHOLE FOODS, MAUI.
IN RESPONSE TO THE DISASTROUS GULF OIL SPILL, THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CHAPTERS OF HAWAII ARE ORGANIZING A "HANDS ACROSS THE SANDS" EVENT ON MAUI THAT WILL COINCIDE WITH OTHER EVENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE MESSAGE IS TO SAY NO TO OFFSHORE DRILLING AND YES TO CLEAN ENERGY. ALSO JOINING IN THE DEMONSTRATION WILL BE THE SIERRA CLUB, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE, GREENPEACE, OCEAN CONSERVANCY, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AND MANY MORE. EVENTS WILL BEGIN AT 11 A.M. AND BOTH ONELOA BEACH IN MAKENA AND AT BALDWIN BEACH. AFTER A GROUP PICTURE, EVERYONE IS INVITED TO CLEAN UP THE BEACH SO ALL THAT IS LEFT ARE FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND. FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
THE SIXTIES ARE COMING BACK TO WAILUKU THIS SATURDAY. SAINT ANTHONY'S JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL HO'OLAULE'A ON THE CAMPUS FROM 5-30 UNTIL 9. THE GUESTS OF HONOR WILL BE CLASS OF 1960 AS THEY CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH REUNION. OTHER REUNIONS INCLUDES THE CLASSES OF 1965, 1970, AND EVER FIFTH YEAR AFTER THAT THROUGH 2005. THE FOOTBALL WILL BE THE SCENE FOR ALL THE FUN AT SAINT ANTHONY'S ON LOWER MAIN STREET.
SATURDAY NIGHT JAZZ AND BLUES TAKE OVER THE IAO THEATER AS PART OF THE 20-10 MAUI INVITATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. MANA'O RADIO'S ENIGMATIC KATHY COLLINS IS YOUR EMCEE FOR AN EVENING OF QUALITY MUSIC OFFERINGS FEATURING EVERYTHING FROM VINCE ESQUIRE ON THE GUITAR TO LISA OWEN ON THE TUBA. THE SHOW BEGINS AT 6-30 SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER AND TICKETS ARE JUST 10 DOLLARS. THE MUSIC FESTIVAL CONTINUES THROUGH THE FOURTH OF JULY. FOR DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS, GOT TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
AND HERE'S A COMING ATTRACTION YOU HAVE TO STAY UP LATE - OR GET UP EARLY FOR. STARTING JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT THERE WILL BE A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON - BROUGHT TO YOU BY KE AKUA. IF CLOUDS DON'T GET IN THE WAY, THE ECLIPSE WILL CONTINUE AND BE AT IT'S FULLEST - WITH ABOUT HALF THE MOON COVERED AROUND 1:45 A.M. SUNDAY. LUNAR ECLIPSES ARE ALWAYS FOLLOWED BY SOLAR ECLIPSES AND THIS YEAR'S WILL BE A BIG ONE - IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN TAHITI OR EASTER ISLAND ON JULY 11TH. FOR DETAILS ON THE EVENT, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.
SUNDAY AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER IT'S AN ANNUAL FAVORITE. THE TOTALLY HAWAIIAN SOUNDS OF CLACK KEY GUITAR WILL BE FEATURED BY MANY OF THE BEST THERE ARE. IT'S THE 19TH ANNUAL KIHO ALU SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL, STARTING AT 2 P.M. IT'S A FAMILY FUN EVENT AND ADMISSION IS FREE. FOR THE LIST AND SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM.
OR - FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ON SUNDAY - HOW ABOUT ROLLER DERBY? THE MAUI ROLLER GIRLS CRAZY 808S TEAM WILL TAKE ON THE VILLAINS FROM O'AHU ON THE BASKETBALL COURT OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB IN WAILUKU STARTING AT 5 P.M. ADMISSION IS FREE.
LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD, THE MAUI INVITATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL CONTINUES ON JULY FIRST WITH THE SYMPHONY WOODWIND ORCHESTRA CONCERT. THIS FREE EVENT STARTS AT 7 P.M. NEXT THURSDAY AT CENTER STAGE OF THE QUEEN KA'AHUMANU SHOPPING CENTER.
OF COURSE NEXT FRIDAY IS FIRST FRIDAY IN WAILUKU. FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF MAUI THING AND LOTS MORE. FUN BEGINS AT 5 P.M.
AND JUST TO CONFUSE YOU A LITTLE, WHILE ENTERTAINING YOU A LOT, THE 55TH ANNUAL MAKAWAO FOURTH OF JULY PARADE WILL BE ON SATURDAY, JULY 3RD. IT STARTS AT 9 A.M. IN MAKAWAO TOWN.
A WEEK FROM SUNDAY IS THE FOURTH OF JULY AND LOTS OF THINGS ARE GOING ON. WE'LL HAVE DETAILS NEXT WEEK.
AND LOOKING EVEN FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD, MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THURSDAY JULY 15TH. THE BLAZING FINGERS OF JAKE SHIMABUKURO ON THE UKULELE WILL DAZZLE YOU IN ONE SOLO PERFORMANCE THAT NIGHT IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. THIS EVENING WITH HAWAII'S UNPLUGGED UKULELE AMBASSADOR STARTS AT 7-30. TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS WITH 45 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO GET VIP SEATING AND THE CHANCE TO MEET JAKE IN PERSON.
WE'VE GOT ALL THE DETAILS ON THESE EVENTS AND EVEN MORE 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: BEFORE WE WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO CONGRATULATE MAUI ARTIST ELLIOTT COST.
(FF-CG-VO) ELLIOTT JUST WON THE SILVER MEDAL IN THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS AND WRITERS COMPETITION. HE WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL AT CARNEGIE HALL IN NEW YORK ON JUNE NINTH.
(ON-CAM) HIS PORTFOLIO OF VIDEO WORK, DRAWINGS AND MIXED MEDIA CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF THE JUDGES AND THE AWARD FOR COST. HIS PROUD MOM AND DAD, JILL AND CURTIS WILSON COST POINT OUT THAT ONLY 13- HUNDRED STUDENTS WON ANY KIND OF AWARDS AMONG 167,000 ENTRIES.
ELLIOTT IS AN EXTREMELY TALENTED ARTIST, WRITER AND VIDEOGRAPHER WHO - WE'RE PROUD TO SAY - HAS SERVED MAUI TV NEWS WITH SOME OF HIS EXCELLENT VIDEOGRAPHY WORK - COVERING THE DEVASTATING STORMS OF DECEMBER, 2007 AMONG MANY OTHER ASSIGNMENTS. HE GRADUATED FROM SEABURY HALL THIS YEAR AND WAS FEATURED IN ART MAUI 2010 AS WELL. AFTER A SUMMER OF WORK WITH AKAKU, ELLIOT PLANS TO STUDY ART AT THE MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN. WAY TO GO, ELLIOTT.
AND THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. - AVAILABLE ANYTIME ONLINE 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 WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS AND, UNTIL NEXT WEEK, A HUI HOU KAKOU.