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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning June 26, 2008



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J: ALTHOUGH CONSIDERABLY DIFFERENT THAN THE ORIGINAL, THE HARBORS MODERNIZATION PLAN CHARTS SETS THE COURSE FOR THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING IN HAWAII.

JY: SHARKS AND TURTLES UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. THE FIRST-EVER REEF NIGHT DRAWS A BIG CROWD TO CELEBRATE OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE.

J: AND THE NAHENAHE SOUNDS OF SLACK KEY GUITAR FILL THE SKIES AT THE 17TH KI HO ALU FESTIVAL. WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE.

JY: IN SPORTS, THE BOYS OF SUMMER TOOK TO THE FIELD IN MAUI OPEN LEAGUE BASEBALL THIS WEEKEND. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF THAT - AND CANOE CLUB STANDINGS TOO - THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND WITH EVERYTHING FROM WORLD CLASS FOOD AND WINE TO SUPER ELMO LOSING HIS SUPER-NESS, HOLLY CHUNG JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON ALL THAT'S FUN AND DELICIOUS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANKS FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

JY: I'M JULIE Y. MAUI IS THE ONLY COUNTY IN THE STATE WITH JUST ONE MAJOR HARBOR.

(Turn to cam) LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF GETTING FOOD, SUPPLIES AND PEOPLE IN AND OUT OF KAHULUI HARBOR IS THE MAJOR FOCUS OF THE GOVERNOR'S NEW HARBOR MODERNIZATION PLAN. BUT NOT THE ONLY FOCUS. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take HARBOR Pkg) ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR, LONGSHOREMEN, BUSINESSMEN, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CAME TOGETHER TO ENACT THE 2008 HARBOR MODERNIZATION PLAN.

J. Kalani English, HI State Seantor, 6th District

KE01: "Today was a major event in Hawaii's history. It's the first time we - as a state - concentrated on renewing the infrastructure for our harbors. Our harbors are the lifeline in Hawaii. Everything that we consume - practically everything, 98 per cent - comes through the harbors."

SENATOR ENGLISH POINTED OUT THAT - WITHOUT THE FORESIGHT AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, HE BELIEVES THAT WITHING TWO TO THREE YEARS, POPULATION DEMANDS WOULD OVERTAKE HARBOR CAPACITY...A FANCY WAY OF SAYING FOOD AND SUPPLIES WOULD SIT ON SHIPS AND BARGES WAITING TO OFFLOAD...AND THAT TIME IS MONEY.

THE ORIGINAL HARBORS MODERNIZATION PLAN - PRESENTED IN PUBLIC HEARINGS IN JANUARY WAS AN AMBITIOUS 345 MILLION PROJECT. THE NEW PLAN WILL SPEND LESS THAN HALF OF THAT.

Mike Formby, State deputy Director of Trans for Harbors

MF01: "yes, and I should say that 118 million that I spoke about is for all of Maui and that includes 20 million for Hana."

THE ORIGINAL PLAN DREW PROTESTS FROM MAUI CITIZENS - IN PART - BECAUSE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WEST BREAKWATER. BECAUSE OF PUBLIC OUTCRY, AND CHANGES IN THE CRUSE INDUSTRY, THE SCOPE OF THE PLAN IS CONSIDERABLY SMALLER.

MF02: "We're not goling to do the coral stockpile on the west breakwater within the aggressive six-year harbor modernization plan. We're still going to pklan for it in the out years. So it's still in the 2030 master plan, but as part of the Harbors Modernization Plan - Senate Bill 3227, the west harbnor development will not be a part of that."

HARBOR OFFICIALS AND SENATOR ENGLISH HAVE PLANNED A SEPTEMBER MEETING IN HANA TO SEE HOW THAT COMMUNITY WOULD LIKE THEIR HARBOR OUTFITTED.

MF03: "The pier is dilapidated. The goal is to be able to deliver supplies in the event of a natural disaster, like and eartrhquake, where we would be able to get essential supplies there. Right now we can't use it."

LATER FRIDAY, GOVERNOR LINGLE ADDRESSED THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION OF THE VFW OF HAWAII, BUT TOOK A MOMENT TO TELL MAUI TV NEWS HOW IMPORTANT THE AFTERNOON'S BILL SIGNING WAS.

Linda Lingle, Govrnor, State of Hawai'i

LL01: "This Statewide Harbors Modernization Plan is a giant step forward. It recognizes that our state is growing and the amount of cargo shipped between the islands as well into the state is growing as well. What makes this epcial is that rather than counties competing, everyone that uses the harbor got together and agreed to a list of projects. Then, further, companies that use the harbors agreed as to how we were going to pay for it."///

GOVERNOR LINGLE PRAISED THE TEAM APPROACH THAT CREATED THE HISTORIC PACT..INTO SOMETHING OF A - PARDON THE PUN - GROUP HUG.

LL02: Yes, the Harbor Users Group - they call themselves "hug," they got together and they actually came up with this concept that we've got to do something and we have to get together. And I have to tell you from many years in government it's a very difficult thing to do because what usually occurs is that different companies who have different interets go down to the legislature and argue their own special interests. What made this unique and what made this successful is that they got together in advance and said, 'well it's not perfect and I don't agree with every piece of it' but if we can get a concensus, let's take this to the legislature."

THEY DID, AND THE RESULT IS IS WHAT SENATOR ENGLISH CALLS A "ONCE IN EVERY 75 YEARS" MILESTONE

KE02: "The last time something of this magnitude was done was before statehood. And before that the last time was when the Americans took over Hawaii and put millions into infrastructure. So that's what we're doing now. We're preparing for Hawaii's projected population growth and we're taking care of our current needs as well."

ANOTHER HARBOR ISSUE IS THE CONCEPT OF ANOTHER HARBOR. MAUI IS THE ONLY COUNTY WITH ONLY ONE HARBOR. MALA? MA'ALAEA?

MF04: "Nobody knows and actually it'sa pretty sensitive topic. But it's a recognition by him that if we don't add the west harbor development in Kahului we have to go somewhere else because this island of this size can't have one harbor - that if a vessel goes down in the mouth of the harbor, you're shut off."

BUT THAT'S A HISTORIC MILESTONE FOR ANOTHER DAY. REPORTING FROM KAHULUI HARBOR FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) THERE'S LOTS OF WORK TO BE DONE IN A RELATIVELY SHORT TIME. THE 118 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF IMPROVEMENTS TO KAHULUI HARBOR AND TO HANA BAY MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN SIX YEARS.

(Reef Night)(PiP-IYOR)

J: A TASTY REEF INVADER WAS THE CENTER OF ATTENTION SUNDAY AT THE FIRST EVER REEF NIGHT HELD SUNDAY AT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER. WE SENT OUR OWN JULIE Y OUT FOR A BITE AT THE INVASIVE SPECIES COOK OFF - JUST ONE PART OF AN EYE-OPENING EVENING THAT GOES DOWN DEEP.

(Take REEF NIGHT Pkg) SO NEAR - YET SO FAR AWAY. IF THE OCEAN IS OUR MOTHER, THEN - CERTAINLY - THE REEF IS OUR 'OHANA AS WELL. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, MAU IS OFFICIALLY CELEBRATING THE RELATIONSHIP OF THAT INCREDIBLE PLACE WHERE MAN AND SE MEET.

REEF NIGHT SUNDAY AT THE MAUI OCEAN SCENTER BROUGHT OUT HUNDREDS TO THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER. WITH A WORLD CLASS BACK DROP - WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS FROM GOVERNMENT, AND FROM THE DEEP BLUE SEA, THE EVENING SEEMED DESTINED TO BE A HIT.

MAUI COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR KUHEA PARACUELLES TOLD ME WHAT WAS ON THE REEF NIGHT SCHEDULE.

Kuhea Paracuelles, maui County Environmental Coordinator

KP01: "We have a lot going on. We have the invasive species cookoff as you saw where we have some really great prizes for amateur and professional chefs. We want to get more people to eat ta'ape. We also have 20 different exhibitors, entertainment, a pono fashion show, lots and lots of door prizes - education, games, so lots going on for everybody."

THOSE PRESENTATIONS WERE SPREAD THROUGHOPUT THE OCEAN CENTER. THERE WAS LITERALLY SOMETHING FASCINATION, ENTERTAINING OR EDUCATIONAL EVERYWHERE YOU LOOKED. AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS AT THE INFORMATION TABLES WAS "SNORKEL BOB" HIMSELF. AS A REEF ACTIVIST, AND AS A DIVER FROM MAUI THAT LOVES TO OBSERVE WILDLIFE, HE'S BOTH PLEASED AT CONSERVATION PROGRESS - AND CONCERNED.

Robert Wintner, "Snorkel Bob"

RW01: "Maui is the only island in Hawaii with no gill nets. That's been about two years no. We were told we would se more baby tangs. And we did. then we were told they'd thin out - the natural order. That didn't happen. Right now aquarium trade on maui is worth very little. they're not here yet. But - and opeople don't believe me when I tell them this. There is no limit to the number of people who can collect aquarium fish. There is no limit to the number of fish they can collect. We want to end it on Maui now."

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING WAS THE INVASIVE SPECIES COOKOFF. THE MAIN DISH: AN INVASIVE SPECIES CALLED TA'APE, THE BLUE-LINE SNAPPER. I ASKED LOCAL FISHING LEGEND BRIAN YOSHIKAWA WHY TA'APE IS SO UN-POPULAR.

Brian Yoshikawa, Maui SportFishing, Award Recipient and Ta'ape cookoff judge

BY02: Yellow fish. local people no eat yellow fish. We need to change that mind set. It tastes pretty good, but it's not something I crave. But I'd eat it if I was huingry."

TA'APE WERE INTRODUCED TO HAWAII IN THE 1950S AS A GAME AND FOOD FISH - BUT THEY NEVER CAUGHT ON. NOW THEY'RE EVERYWHERE. MASTER CHEFS WORKED MAGIC TO MAKE THEM DELECTABLE...BUT BRIAN THINKS IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN A RECIPE CONTEST TO WIN THE HEARTS OF HUNGRY HAWAIIANS.

BY01: "It's here. It's here to stay. We're not gonna' ever get rid of them, We might as well start eating them. There's a lot of them out there. We goota find ways of utilizing that fish. this is a great first step so we'll see what happens."

RANDY AWO WAS PLEASED AT THE TURNOUT FOR THE FIRST REEF NIGHT.

Randy Awo, Branch chief, Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement for Maui Nui

RA01: "I think it's great. To see this many people here for an event that centers on our reefs is a great thing. As many people know our environment is under a lot of stress. And being an island community, our reefs should be very impirtant for everyone."

NOT PROTECTING THE REEF IS EASY...THE OCEAN IS VAST AND CHANCES ARE, IF YOU STEAL A PIECE OF CORAL, OR A FEW FISH...NO ONE WILL CATCH YOU. ON THE OTHER HAND...

RA02: "Understanding what your kuleana is really means doing what's right when nobody is watching. That's what it comes down to. If you can get that kind of deep understanding - that kind of commitment, we'll really be OK. If we can do what's right, even when nobody's watching."

WHILE THE PROFESSIONAL CHEFS FROM SOME OF MAUI'S FAVORITE RESTAURANTS WORKED THEIR MAGIC, YOUNG MATT GORMAN WON FIRST PLACE AMONG THE AMATEURS. FOR HIS 600-DOLLAR FIRST PLACE PRIZE, HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH WAS SHORT, AND WAS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT EVENTS LIKE REEF NIGHT HOPE TO TEACH.

MD01: " Thank you everybody. I cam out here tonight because I love to cook fish. I've been spearfishing for about two years and my ruile is if you catch 'em you goota cook 'em. So, thank you everybody."

WITH NIGHT TIME IN THE MAIN AQUARIUM TANK CASTING AN EERIE GLOW LONG AFTER THE SUN SET, I KNEW ONE THING. IT WAS DINNER TIME.

JY01: "In keeping with the theme for the evning, for dinner, I chose - of course - the ta'ape. For three dollars a pound, this may be the new fish on the island. For Maui TV News, I'm Julie Y."

(ON-CAM TAG)TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET MORE INVOLVED IN THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE REEF - AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS - VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Wedding Permit)(PiP-BeachWedding)

JY: AN EXTREMELY POPULAR PASTIME ON MAUI ALSO TAKES PLACE VERY NEAR THE OCEAN. WEDDINGS ARE BIG BUSINESS ON MAUI, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES WANTS TO MAKE SURE IT'S A BUSINESS THAT DOESN'T GET OUT OF CONTROL.

MONDAY OFFICIALS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES HELD AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING AT THE MAUI PRINCE HOTEL, EXPLAINING TO WEDDING PLANNERS, MINISTERS AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY THAT A BEACH WEDDING PERMITTING PROCESS MAY GO INTO EFFECT AS EARLY AS NEXT MONTH.

STILL TO BE WORKED OUT ARE DETAILS LIKE THE COST OF A PERMIT AND HOW OFTEN IT MUST BE RENEWED. WEDDING INDUSTRY EXPERTS SAY A PER-WEDDING PERMI PROCESS WOULD BRING THE INDUSTRY TO A HALT. THEY FAVOR AN ANNUAL PERMIT WITH A REPORT FILED FOR EACH WEDDING CONDUCTED. DLNR OFFICIALS HAD SAID THEY WANTED TO START THE PERMIT REQUIREMENT AS EARLY AS AUGUST FIRST BUT - INSTEAD - HAVE REPORTEDLY MOVED THAT BACK TO LATER NEXT MONTH.

THE PERMIT WOULD DEFINE JUST WHAT KINDS OF WEDDING ACTIVITIES WOULD BE ALLOWED AS WELL AS HOW MUCH SPACE COULD BE SET ASIDE FOR A WEDDING.

MAUI WILL LIKELY BE THE THE TESTING GROUND FOR THE PERMITTING PROCESS, WHICH MAY ALSO INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR COUNTY PERMITS FOR BEACH WEDDINGS.

THE DLNR PROCESS HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP SEVERAL TIMES SINCE 2004 AND IS DESIGNED TO MANAGE BEACH WEDDINGS MUCH IN THE SAME WAY THEY MANAGE OTHER COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON THE BEACH - LIKE KAYAK RENTALS AND SURF SCHOOLS.


TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, FOSTER CHILDREN – BROTHERS AND SISTERS SEPARATED BECAUSE THERE AREN'T ENOUGH HOMES. BUT, THANKS TO NEW TECHNOLOGY AND GENUINE MAUI HOSPITALITY - 17 KIDS FROM A NEIGHBOR ISLAND GOT SOME QUALITY TIME TOGETHER ON MAUI.

JY: THEN WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE LAWN AT THE MACC- WHERE THE BREEZES WERE COOL AND THE MUSIC WAS SWEET AT THE 17TH ANNUAL KI HO ALU FESTIVAL.

J: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A REUNION OF OLD FRIENDS AS THE VFW OF HAWAII CELEBRATED ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEK - RIGHT HERE ON MAUI. THAT - AND MORE - WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


B BLOCK

(KiHoAlu) (PiP-Makana)

JY: THE GUITAR WAS FIRST BROUGHT TO HAWAII IN THE EARLY 18-HUNDREDS BY SPANISH AND MEXICAN VAQUEROS WHO CAME TO WORK ON PLANTATIONS. WHAT HAWAIIANS HAVE DONE WITH IT SINCE THAT TIME HAS EARNED WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION. A COMPLETELY UNIQUE STYLE OF MUSIC CALLED KI HO ALU HAS EVOLVED, BRINGING A TOTALLY HAWAIIAN SOUND TO THE WORLD.

(vo) FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS THE KI HO ALU FESTIVAL ON MAUI HAS BEEN A FREE EXPERIENCE ON THE GRAND LAWN OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. LOCAL BOYS HAVE BECOME INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INDUSTRY ICONS THANKS TO "LOOSENING THE KEY." THIS WEEKEND GUITAR MASTERS THAT INCLUDED HAPA, MAKANA, GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR, JOHN CRUZ, DENNIS KAMAKAHI AND A DOZEN MORE FILLED THE AIR WITH AMAZING SOUNDS. HERE'S JUST A SAMPLE.

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(ON-CAM) IF YOU MISSED IT, MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR'S KI HI ALO FESTIVAL. BE ON THE LAWN AT THE MACC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JUNE 28TH, 2009. AND A LITTLE LATER ON THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL HAVE MORE OF THE AMAZING SOUNDS OF THE SLACK KEY MASTERS.

(Project Visitation) (PiP-kids at Grand)

J: BEING A KID IS TOUGH ENOUGH THESE DAYS. BEING A FOSTER CHILD IS A HUGE ADDED STRESS FOR A BOY OR GIRL. WELL, ADD TO THAT STRESS BEING A FOSTER CHILD SEPARATED FROM YOUR SIBLINGS BECAUSE THERE AREN'T ENOUGH FOSTER HOMES BIG ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEED. FORTUNATELY THERE'S AN ORGANIZATIONS THAT BRINGS BROTHERS AND SISTERS TOGETHER AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH. AND THIS MONTH, THEY BROUGHT THEM TO MAUI FOR A TRIP THEY LIKELY WON'T SOON FORGET.


SEVENTEEN BOYS AND GIRLS BETWEEN 7 AND 19 YEARS OF AGE FROM FIVE SEPARATE FOSTER FAMILIES ON OAHU MADE CHOKE MEMORIES THIS WEEKEND THANKS TO PROJECT VISITATION AND BY THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY MANTA EXPLORERS PROGRAM.

Lani Olds, Hawaii Superferry¹s Director of Customer Experience and Community Relations

LO01: "The Manta Explorer program is something we came up with several months ago to give back to the community - especially the children of Hawaii who would not otherwise be able to go on a fantastic experience. The last round we had the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui that went from Maui to O'ahu to the Bishop Museum. On this one we chose the Foster program of Hawaii. We brought them on the Superferry here to the Grand Wailea. But before they came to the Grand they went on a historical tour of the Iao Valley. The're here, they're set up in theior rooms. They've had lunch and they're having a blast."

FOSTER FAMILIES OF HAWAII'S PROJECT VISITATION PROGRAM WAS CREATED TO REGULARLY RE-JOIN SIBLINGS WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED INTO SEPARATE FOSTER HOMES.

Nancy Lefler-Panela, Project Visitation Program Assistant

NLP01: "So it's due to a home can only have two kids. Or they'll only take kids in certain age groups. It can differ across the board. So they've been separated because they can only fit one child in this home and one in another home."///

MANY MILES CAN SEPARATE KIDS FROM HAVING FUN TOGETHER LIKE THIS, SO - WHEN THEY DO GET IT - THEIR TIME TOGETHER IS OFTEN SHORT AND NOT ON A WATER SLIDE.

NLP02: "Pretty minimal. Unless there happens to be a court hearing, or if the foster parets are willing to facilitate a visit and get them together. But for the majority they don't see one another unless we're involved and we get them together."

AND WHAT AN INCREDIBLE WAY AND PLACE TO GET TOGETHER. ALONG WITH THE SUPERFERRY TRIP, A VIP TOUR OF IAO VALLEY, AN ALL-PLAY STAY AT THE GRAND WAILEA, INCLUDING A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS, THERE'S THAT PRECIOUS COMMUDITY CALLED Q-T...QUALITY TIME, TOGETHER. IN ADDITION TO BEING A VERY SMART PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM, THE MANTA EXPLORERS IS MORE THAN JUST A UNIQUE BOAT RIDE.

LO02: "The whole point is that they get experience voyaging at sea. They get to see another island. They get to understand the culture of Hawai'i, so try to put some of the historical aspects of the Expolorers program with that. And then they go and have fun///for a good 30 or 48 hours."


(on-cam tag) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECT VISITATION OPPORTUNITIES, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(VFW 70th) (PiP-VFWflag)

J: DURING HER VISIT TO MAUI LAST WEEK, GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE ADDRESSED A GROUP OF ABOUT 80 MEN AND WOMEN CONGREGATING ON MAUI TO CELEBRATE THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS DEPARTMENT OF HAWAII.

(VO) THE GOVERNOR MADE HER REMARKS AT THE VFW STATE CONVENTION AT THE MAUI BEACH HOTEL LAST FRIDAY - THANKING THE VETERANS FROM HAWAII WHO SERVED AND SACRIFICED THROUGH WORLD WAR TWO, THE KORAN AND VIETNAM WARS, DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM AND ENDURING FREEDOM.

A MAGNIFICENT BUFFET - SERVED "CHOW HALL STYLE" WAS FOLLOWED BY ENTERTAINMENT AND SPEECHES - AND THERE WASN'T A FASHION SHOW, BUT ONE VETERAN SHOWED OFF THE LATEST IN AIR FORCE ALOHA WEAR.

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(ON-CAM TAG) PART OF HOW GOVERNOR LINGLE EXPRESSED HER APPRECIATION TO THE VETERANS WAS BY EXPLAINING THAT - WHENEVER SHE IS IN AN AIRPORT, OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER, AND SHE SEES A U.S. SERVICE MEMBER IN UNIFORM, SHE MAKES SURE TO SAY "THANK YOU." SHE ENCOURAGED EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE TO DO THE SAME.

(Charley Young Plants) (PiP-Pahouhou with Pohaku)

JY: FOR THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING A STORY IN SOUTH MAUI WHERE RESIDENTS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS WERE TRYING TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION TO WHAT THEY CONSIDERED A GROWING NUISANCE AT CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH. WHAT THEY SAID WAS A DAILY BEACH VOLLEYBALL GAME THAT WOULD TURN INTO A NIGHTLY PARTY HAS SCALED BACK TO JUST A FEW AFTERNOON MATCHES A WEEK. SINCE WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU THE STORY, IN FACT, BOTH SIDES NOW POINT OUT THAT THE ONLY THING GROWING IS NEW NATIVE VEGETATION IN THE SAND.

(vo) A BLESSING THIS WEEKEND - OFFICIATED BY SOUTH MAUI STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE BERTRAM WAS FOLLOWED WITH THE PLACING OF SMALL STONES - POHAKU - BY EACH OF THE PAHOEHOE, OR HAWAIIAN MORNING GLORY, PLANTS THEY PLANTED THE DAY BEFORE. THE STONES ARE A SYMBOL OF BLESSING - AS WELL AS KAPU TO PREVENT THE PLANTS FROM BEING DISTURBED.

(ON-CAM) THE NEXT PROJECT THE RESIDENTS ABOVE CHARLEY YOUNG PLAN IS TO INSTALL DRIP IRRIGATION AND MORE NATIVE VEGETATION ALONG THE BLUFF ABOVE THE BEACH. COSTS FOR THE LABOR, PLANTS AND SUPPLIES ARE ALL BEING PAID BY THE RESIDENTS IN THE CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD.


(Toss to C Block)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THE BOYS OF SUMMER CAME TOGETHER ON THE FIRST WEEKEND OF SUMMER. KALAPANA TAKES US OUT TO THE DIAMOND AT MAEHARA FOR MAUI OPEN LEAGUE BASEBALL, PLUS CANOE REGATTA RESULTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: THEN, HOLLY CHUNG JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON A EVERYTHING FROM HOT HANDS TO DELIGHTFUL DINING IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: K: IT MAY NOT BE THE WORLD SERIES, BUT THE NATIONAL PASTIME OF SUMMER IS AN AWFUL LOT OF FUN TO WATCH.

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

THEY AREN'T THE DODGERS, THE BRAVES, THE YANKEES OR THE WHITE SOX. NOPE, THEY'RE THE SOLJAHS, FW, ONE SPEED, KLUTCH AND 96761...WHICH IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH 90210. IT'S MAUI OPEN LEAGUE BASEBALL AND IT'S GOING ON NOW.

(VO) OUT TO MAEHARA STADIUM WE GO FOR SUNDAY'S GAME BETWEEN KLUTCH AND 96761. BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH AND KLUTCH HAS A 4-3 LEAD. AS TYLER ONO WALKS RANDAL OKANO. NEXT, 6-1'S IKAIKA DUKEN GETS A FREE PASS, LOADING THE BASES. THAT BRINGS IKAIKA DUSENBERRY TO THE PLATE AND THIS ONE SOUNDS LIKE IT'S OUTA HERE...BUT IT'S A POP TO KLUTCH FIRST BASEMAN KAI HAOLE WHO DOESN'T KLUTCH THIS ONE. TWO MEN CROSS HOME PLATE BEFORE SOMEONE YELLS "FOUL BALL"...AND EVERYBODY GOES BACK.

A LITTLE SWIRLING DUST WILL DO THAT TO YOU EVERY TIME. BUT ALL THAT GOING BACK WAS UNDONE ON THE NEXT PITCH WHEN DUSENBERRY LAYS A ROPE PAST FIRST BASE TO SCORE TWO R-B-Is.

ONO'S NEXT PITCH BROUGHT AN EXCITING MOMENT. THE BALL GETS AWAY FROM THE CATCHER AND DUKEN HEADS FOR HOME BUT THE TOSS BACK AND THE TAG ARE GOOD! AND THE INNING IS OVER.

ERIC CASCO ON THE MOUND FOR 96761 AND HIS FIRST PITCH TO HAOLE IS A SKIPPER. THE NEXT PITCH RESULTED IN A DEJA VU...BUT THIS TIME THE POP UP IN FOUL TERRITORY IS SNAGGED BY BUBBA KUKAHIKO FOR THE OUT. UP NEXT, KLUTCH PLAYER WYATT LOFT TAKES ONE FOR THE TEAM...LITERALLY - OUCH. BUT NO BENCH-CLEARING BRAWLS...IN FACT, CASCO EVEN COMES OVER TO APOLOGIZE. LATER IN THE INNING LOFT SCORES ON A DOUBLE BY DAVID SIFFTON. BUT THE INNING ENDS ON A WILD NOTE. KLUTCH PLAYER MICA SPENCER HITS ONE PAST THIRD AND MATT GONZALES COMES IN TO SCORE. BUT A GREAT THROW GETS SIFFTON OUT AT HOME - AND AN EVEN GREATER THROW GETS SPENCER OUT AT SECOND TO RETIRE THE SIDE.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH AND KLUTCH LEADS BY ONE. LISTEN CAREFULLY (pause for "hey bo you're on camera.") YEP, BO IS ON CAMERA AND TAKES A MIGHTY SWING ADDING TO THE BREEZE...BUT GETS A GOOD LAUGH ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE. BUT ON THE VERY NEXT PITCH, HE GETS THE LAST LAUGH AS HE SENDS THIS ONE SCREAMING DOWN THE LEFT FIELD LINE FOR A STAND UP DOUBLE.

(on-cam) THE MEN WITH THE ZIP CODE WERE TOO MUCH FOR THE KLUTCH AS 96761 WENT ON TO WIN IT 8 TO 7. THERE'S MORE OPEN LEAGUE BASEBALL AT MAEHARA THIS WEEKEND WITH THREE BACK-TO-BACK GAMES ON SUNDAY. IT'S A BLAST TO WATCH...AND THE BEST PART: IT'S FREE.

IN OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING, THE BATTLE FOR SECOND PLACE GOT EVEN HOTTER THIS PAST WEEKEND WHEN KIHEI TOOK THE NUMBER TWO SPOT - HERE-TO-FORE OWNED, ALBEIT EVER-SO-SLIGHTLY, BY KAHANA.

(FF-CG-VO) THE FINAL POINT TOTALS FOR THE KEIKI 'O MAUI REGATTA AT HANAKAO'O BEACH PARK GAVE HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB THEIR HIGHEST POINT TOTAL OF THE SEASON AT 144. BUT KIHEI TOOK SECOND FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR WITH 87 POINTS TO KAHANA'S 75. IN THE A DIVISION, HANA ROLLED TO AN EASY WIN. FOR THE YEAR AS WE NEAR THE MID-SEASON BREAK, HAWAIIAN IS A LOCK FOR CHAMPIONSHIP NUMBER 24. THE RACE FOR SECOND IS STILL VERY MUCH UP IN THE AIR AND LAE ULA O KAI IS IN A VERY RESPECTABLE FOURTH SPOT. IN THE A DIVISION, HANA IS EXTENDING THEIR LEAD.

(ON-CAM) THIS WEEK THE ACTION MOVES TO KA LAE POHAKU IN KIHEI FOR THE MOKI KALANIKAU REGATTA. NEXT WEEK IS THE MID-SEASON BY WEEK BEFORE PADDLING RETURNS TO KIHEI.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS A SEASON OR SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP. SEND YOUR NOTICES TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. WE'LL DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET A CREW OUT TO CAPTURE THE ACTION. FOR MAUI TV NEWS I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

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HC: FROM THE INNOVATIVE MUSICAL FUSION OF LIMA WELA OR HOT HANDS, TO COOL JAZZ UNDER THE STARS IN WAILEA, WORLD CLASS WINE, FOOD, AND ENTERTAINMENT MAKE MAUI AN EXCITING PLACE TO BE THIS WEEK. ALOHA EVERYONE, I’M HOLLY CHUNG WITH THE HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE ON MAUI, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

SURROUNDED BY EMERALD MOUNTAINS AND OVERLOOKING BREATHTAKING BAYS, THE KAPALUA RESORT IS THE DRAMATIC BACKDROP TO THE 27TH ANNUAL KAPALUA WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL. FROM JUNE 26TH THRU THE 29TH, THIS UNIQUE FESTIVAL PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE FINE WINE AND FOOD WITH WORLD REKNOWNED WINEMAKERS, TOP MASTER SOMMELIERS, AND CELEBRATED CHEFS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO KAPALUA.COM.

WHEN SUPER GROVER LOSES HIS SUPER-NESS, ELMO IS READY FOR ACTION, TO BRING GROVER BACK. JOIN YOUR FAVORITE SESAME STREET MUPPETS, AS THEY TEACH LESSONS OF HEALTHY HABITS, THRU SONG AND DANCE, ON FRIDAY, JUNE 27TH, THRU SUNDAY, JUNE 29TH, AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S CASTLE THEATER. TICKETS ARE 48, 33, 20, AND 10 DOLLARS.

LIMA WELA, OR “HOT HANDS”, IS AN INNOVATIVE AND EXCITING MUSICAL FUSION, BRINGING TOGETHER THREE DIFFERENT WORLDS, SPANNING THE PACIFIC TO THE MEDITERRANEAN OCEANS. JOIN WILLIE K., JOE CANO, AND AVI RONEN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 27TH, AT 7:30 PM, AT THE MACC’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER. TICKETS ARE 36 DOLLARS.

LAHAINA’S NA KAMALI’I O KE AKUA, PRESENTS HO’OLAULE’A 2008, ON SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH, FROM 12 NOON TO 10 PM, AT THE LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER AMPITHEATER. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF LIVE, LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT, INCLUDING NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARD WINNING PERFORMER, WELDON KEKAUOHA, AS WELL AS FOOD, GAMES, AND A SILENT AUCTION. TICKETS ARE 15 DOLLARS.

THE FIFTH ANNUAL MAUI INVITATIONAL BAND FESTIVAL FEATURES INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS, VOCAL CLINICS AND COMMUNITY CONCERTS AT VARIOUS VENUES FROM JUNE 23RD TO JULY 5TH. THE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT, JAZZ UNDER THE STARS, INCLUDES AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF MUSICIANS, ON JUNE 28TH, FROM 6:30 TO 10 PM, AT THE GRAND WAILEA RESORT. THIS EVENT IS FREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO AECG.ORG.

BEGINNING ON FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH, AT 7:00 PM, THE ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT WILL OFFER A RARE, SIX-CONCERT SERIES, KA’ANAPALI NIGHTS, SHOWCASING SOME
OF HAWAI’I BRIGHTEST STARS, UNDER THE STARS, ERIC GILLIOM AND BARRY FLANAGAN. THE FIRST PERFORMANCE WILL BE DEDICATED TO MAUI MUSICIAN, WENDELL WARRINGTON, A GIFTED SINGER, GUITARIST, COMPOSER, AND ORIGINAL ‘ULALENA BAND MEMBER, WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2004. TICKETS ARE 40 DOLLARS.

VISIT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO “COMING ATTRACTIONS” FOR LINKS TO ALL THESE EVENTS AND MORE. IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US, PLEASE SEND THE INFORMATION, TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.



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JY: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. AS WE LEAVE YOU THIS WEEK - WE LEAVE YOU WITH MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE 17TH ANNUAL KI HO ALU FESTIVAL AT THE MACC THIS WEEKEND.

J: AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE INTERNET AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST. WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, STORY TRANSCRIPTS AND EXTENDED COVERAGE OF SELECTED STORIES.

JY: YOU'LL ALSO FIND LINKS TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES, AND DOZENS MORE LINKS TO IMPORTANT NEWSMAKERS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION SOURCES. YOU CAN ALSO FIND DETAILS ON ORDERING DVD COPIES OF ANY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.

J: REMEMBER, YOU CAN WATCH THIS - OR ANY OF OUR FOUR MOST RECENT EDITIONS OF MAUI TV NEWS, ANYTIME ON DEMAND AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. SO PLEASE, CHECK US OUT. AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

JY: ALOHA

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