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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning July 10, 2008



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J: ON A WEEKEND KNOWN FOR FUN, THE FOURTH OF JULY ON MAUI WAS RELATIVELY SAFE - BUT NOT ALWAYS SANE.

HC: IT WASN'T FIREWORKS THAT MELTED THE ECONOMY ON MOLOKAI, BUT THE SUDDEN CLOSURE OF MOLOKAI RANCH. MAUI OFFICIALS TRAVEL TO THE FRIENDLY ISLE TO UPDATE RESIDENTS ON THE FIGHT TO KEEP THE WATER FROM BEING SHUT OFF, TOO.

J: BUT - IT'S NOT ALL SAD NEWS AND WOES FOR MOLOKA'I. TOURIST VISITS TO MOLOKA'I AND LANA'I ARE UP FROM 2007...WAY UP.

HC: IN SPORTS, THEY MAY BE YOUNG, BUT ARE THEY TALENTED. LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT COMPETITION IS UNDERWAY. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLIDAY WEEKEND BASEBALL IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND FROM JUNGLE BOOK KIDS TO A PREMIERE EVENT IN HONOR OF AN AMAZING LADY, HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE RUNDOWN OF AN AMAZING VARIETY OF THINGS TO DO IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS, MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ON-LINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST. I'M JEFF KING.

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG. JULIE Y WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK. AS EXPECTED, FOURTH OF JULY WAS QUIETER THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THERE WERE NO FIREWORKS.

(Turn to cam) FIRE OFFICIALS REPORTED A NEARLY "NORMAL" WEEKEND IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF ALARM RESPONSES, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THERE WEREN'T PROBLEMS. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take firewarks/Fourth Safety Pkg) ON THE BOX IT SAYS "SAFE AND SANE." IT ALSO SUGGESTS ADULT SUPERVISION. BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THIS IS WHAT THE ADULTS DO? RUNINNG THROUGH A LITERAL MINE FIELD OF SPENT FIREWORKS, WITH A STRING OF LEFTOVER NEWSYEARS FIRECRACKERS ON THE END OF A MAST - INCHES BELOW UTILITY POLES AND INCHES FROM PEOPLE, FORTUNATELY THERE WERE NO FIRES OR INJURIES.

IN FACT THIS YEAR OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND THERE WERE 85 FIRES REPORTED. OF THOSE, ONLY FIVE WERE ATTRIBUTED TO FIREWORKS. THAT'S A DECREASE OF 72 PERCENT OVER FIREWORKS-RELATED FIRES LAST YEAR. IN 2007, THERE WERE 95 ALARMS AND 18 OF THOSE WERE TO FIRES CAUSED BY FIREWORKS. FIRE CAPTAIN VAL MARTIN SAID GOOD WEATHER, TWO PUBLIC FIREWORKS SHOWS AND THE BAN ON NEW FIRECRACKER SALES WERE THE REASONS BEHIND A BASICALLY QUIET WEEKEND.

BUT, THAT MEANS NEW YEARS EVE - JUST FIVE MONTHS AWAY - WHEN THE BIG GUNS COME OUT - WILL BE ANOTHER TENSE NIGHT FOR NEIGHBORS, PETS AND FIREFIGHTERS. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) ANOTHER HOLIDAY THAT WILL BE DECIDEDLY DIFFERENT THIS YEAR ON MAUI IS HALLOWEEN. LAST THURSDAY THE MAUI COUNTY CULTURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE VOTED TO DENY THE LAHAINATOWN ACTION COMMITTEE THE NECESSARY PERMITS TO CONDUCT WHAT SOME CALL "THE MARDI GRAS OF THE PACIFIC." THOSE PERMITS ARE FOR A STAGE, CONCESSION BOOTHS AND PORTA POTTIES TO ACCOMMODATE THE CROWDS THAT HAVE REACHED AS HIGH AS 30,000 IN RECENT YEARS. LAHAINATOWN ACTION COMMITTEE STEPPED IN TO HELP WITH CROWD CONTROL IN 1990 AS HALLOWEEN GREW AND GREW INTO A MORE AND MORE ROWDY EVENT IN THE LATE 80S. BUT CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PRESERVATION REPRESENTATIVES CONVINCED THE COUNCIL THAT THE ONE NIGHT OF WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS ESCALATING DEBAUCHERY AND LESS AND LESS CULTURAL SENSITIVITY SHOULD NOT BE SUPPORTED.

WITHOUT THE PERMITS, POLICE SAY THEY EXPECT THE PARTY WILL HAPPEN ANYWAY - BUT IT WILL MAKE THEIR JOB TOUGHER. AND, WITH HALLOWEEN FALLING ON A FRIDAY THIS YEAR, CROWDS COULD SET NEW RECORDS. KEEP IN MIND, THOUGH, THAT HALLOWEEN IS NEARLY FOUR MONTHS FROM NOW - AND AIRFARES WILL VERY LIKELY HAVE AN AFFECT ON CROWD SIZE.

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J: IT'S BEEN ANYTHING BUT A PARTY ON THE FRIENDLY ISLE OF MOLOKA'I OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS. LIFE THERE HAS NEVER BEEN PARTICULARLY EASY, BUT WITH THE CLOSURE OF MOLOKAI RANCH, HUNDREDS HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES WITH FEW OR ALMOST NO OPTIONS. ADD TO THIS THE ANNOUNCEMENT JUST MORE THAN A MONTH AGO THAT MOLOKAI UTILITIES WOULD SHUT OFF WATER AND SEWER SERVICE TO MOST OF THE ISLAND AND YOU HAVE CAUSE FOR MOST PEOPLE TO PANIC.

BUT THIS IS MOLOKA'I, THE MOST HAWAIIAN ISLAND, THE PLACE WHERE RESILIENCY IS A WAY OF LIFE. MAUI COUNTY MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES AND COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER DANNY MATEO ARE COUNTING ON THAT RESILIENT SPIRIT TO PULL RESIDENTS THROUGH - AGAIN. THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBER MATEO HELD A PUBLIC MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT IN KAUNAKAKAI TO GIVE LOCALS AN IN-PERSON REPORT ON THE STATUS OF THE WATER SITUATION. BEFORE THE MEETING THE MAYOR ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING, "THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION. BOTH COUNCIL MEMBER MATEO AND MY ADMINISTRATION HAVE BEEN ADDRESSING THE SITUATION SINCE MOLOKAI PROPERTIES MADE IT'S ANNOUNCEMENT. I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE."

MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE MEETING TUESDAY CONDUCTED BY MAYOR TAVARES AND COUNCILMEMBER MATEO. OVER THE TWO-AND-A-HALF-HOUR MEETING, COUNTY OFFICIALS TOOK QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE PENDING TERMINATION OF WATER AND SEWER SERVICES TO SOME 12-HUNDRED WEST MOLOKAI RESIDENTS.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE WHAT THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBER MATEO TOLD MOLOKAI RESIDENTS, THEY'VE COMPILED A LIST OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. YOU CAN DOWN LOAD THAT LIST FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM.

THE IMPACT OF THE RANCH CLOSURE WAS - AND IS - HUGE ON MOLOKAI, BUT RELATIVELY MINOR FROM A STATEWIDE PERSPECTIVE IN TERMS OF UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES. WHEN THE RANCH, TWO MAJOR AIRLINES AND WEYERHAEUSER SHUT DOWN OPERATIONS, A SUDDEN GLUT OF MORE THAN 2,000 UNEMPLOYED WORKERS HIT AN ALREADY SATURATED ECONOMY. ON THE STATE LEVEL, FEDERAL GRANTS AMOUNTING TO ABOUT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS CAME IN TO THE STATE TO HELP PAY TO RETRAIN AIRLINE WORKERS AND HELP THEM MAKE ENDS MEET. BUT FOR MOLOKAI, A GRANT APPLICATION FOR JUST A FRACTION OF THAT AMOUNT HASN'T BROUGHT THE KIND OF RELIEF UNEMPLOYED FOLKS THERE ARE LOOKING FOR. IT'S SOMETHING OF A CATCH-22 ON MOLOKAI, AS ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THOSE LAID OFF FROM THE RANCH HAVE APPLIED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. YOU SEE, TO STAY QUALIFIED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT, YOU HAVE TO KEEP A RECORD OF ALL THE JOBS YOU'VE APPLIED FOR. AND - ACROSS THE ISLAND, THERE JUST AREN'T THE JOBS TO APPLY FOR.

THERE ARE TWO BITS OF HOPE, THOUGH. LAST WEEK GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR 13 WEEKS BEYOND THE EXISTING END DATES FOR WORKERS IN HAWAII WHO LOST JOBS THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. THOSE AFFECTED WILL BE RECEIVING NOTICES WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AND IF YOU DON'T GET THE WORD, CALL THE DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS. THEY'RE IN THE PHONE BOOK.

THE OTHER BIT OF HOPE IS A PROGRAM YOU MAY HAVE SEEN PUBLICIZED IN THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER AND ON KGMB-9. IT'S CALLED "NEIGHBORS IN NEED" AND THEY NEED CASH. SO FAR, THEY'VE RAISED MORE THAN 80 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP LAID-OFF WORKERS AND THEY COULD CERTAINLY USE MORE. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS AT ANY BRANCH OF FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK ON MAUI, MOLOKA'I OR LANA'I. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO DONATE - AS WELL AS HOW TO APPLY FOR AID, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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HC: BUT IT'S NOT ALL DARK CLOUDS AND BAD TIMES ON MOLOKAI. IN FACT, IN ONE VERY IMPORTANT AREA - THE NEWS IS GOOD - VERY GOOD - AND GETTING BETTER. REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE DETAILS.

(Take Tourism Numbers Pkg) WHEN YOU LOOK AT THINGS FROM HERE...IT ALL KIND OF RUNS TOGETHER. ZOOM IN AND YOU SEE A BUNCH OF NUMBERS THAT GET SMALLER AS WE MOVE THROUGH 2008. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PARTICULER SET OF NUMBERS, YOU SEE SOME BIG ONES. AND THOSE NUMBERS MEAN A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE SEEING THIS: THE BEAUTY OF MOLIOKA'I.

IN A TIME WITH SKYROCKETING FUEL PRICES AND FEWER SKYROCKET PASSENGERS LANDING IN HAWAII, THE FRIENDLY ISLE IS ENJOYING SOMETHING OF TOURIST BOOM. IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF THAT GIANT CHART...YOU SEE THAT 106.9? THAT'S THE INCREASE, PERCENTAGE-WISE, FROM APRIL OF THIS YEAR OVER LAST YEAR, IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO VISITED O'AHU - WHO ALSO VISITED MOLOKA'I.

AND THE GOOD NEWS ALSO CROSSES THE CHANNEL TO LANA'I. VISITORS TO O'AHU WHO ALSO TRAVELLED TO LANAI IN APRIL OF 2008, IS 57.7 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN APRIL 2007.

WHILE THE REST OF THE STATE CONTINUES TO SEE VISITS SLIP, IT'S WELCOME NEWS TO THOSE ON THE PINEAPPLE ISLE AND THE FRIENDLY ISLE THAT - FOR A CHANGE - WHEN THERE'S AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN IN THE NEWS, THEY'RE NOT THE HARDEST HIT.

(On-cam tag) WHILE VISITS TO MOLOKA'I AND LANA'I SHOWED THE MOST GROWTH FROM 2007 TO 2008, THE REPORT WASN'T AS BLEAK AS ANTICIPATED FOR OTHER SEGMENTS OF TOURISM. WHILE THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SEATS TO HAWAII FROM THE MAINLAND DROPPED BY NINETEEN PERCENT IN APRIL, VISITOR NUMBERS FOR THAT MONTH WERE ONLY DOWN ABOUT NINE PER CENT.

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J: CALLING ATTENTION TO YET ANOTHER INCIDENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, A SILENT MARCH ALONG KA'AHUMANU AVENUE ON TUESDAY HONORED THE MEMORY OF A WOMAN AND HER SON KILLED ON OAHU LAST WEEK.

Stacey Moniz, Exec Dir., Women Helping Women

A CROWD THAT GREW TO AN ESTIMATED 80 PEOPLE LINED THE ENTRANCE TO MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WERE WOMEN AND MEN, OLD AND YOUNG - EVEN A GROUP OF BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CAME OUT TO ADD TO THE NUMBERS.

SM01: "We've got - i don't know - how many people out here today. But I think this is the largest group we've had since 1999 when Brigette Kawamoto was killed here on Maui. I think seven deaths have gotten the attention of our community, and I'm grateful for that. And yet I think it's sad when we havwe to build on someone's tragedy to raise awareness. I think we get really complacent. I think we take it for granted that programs like our are taking care of the victims of domestic violence, when it's really the who community that needs to take care of the victims of our own community."

MONIZ SAYS THE NEED TO STOP VIOLENCE AT HOME CERTIANLY IS NOT LIMITED TO ANY ONE CULTURE OR ETHNICITY, BUT WITH FIVE FILIPINAS AMONG THE SEVEN FATAL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN HAWAII THIS YEAR, OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING'S NOT WORKING.

SM03: "It's not to say that domestic violence is worse in that culture, but we - as an agency - need to look at why are Filipino victims of domestic violence not accessing services and what can we do better. No just Women Helping Women but all the agencies in Maui and across the state. We've got to look at - we're failing the Filipino community. So when we talk about shame as the reason they don't ask for help, we also have to look at what's up with our programs that they're not coming in and asking for help."

OPHELIA HODGSON EXHORTED THE MARCHERS ON THIS BRIGHT DAY. HER WORLD HAS BEEN THROUGH MANY CHANGES IN THE 40 YEARS SHE'S BEEN IN THE U.S. SHE IS A JOURNALIST, A BUSINESS OWNER - AND A SURVIVOR WITH A MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THAT KIND OF HELL.

Ophelia Hodgson, Survivor, Publisher

OH01: "I am a survivor of domestic violence 20 years ago. Yes. And now I have a beautiful life. I have a beautiful family, I have a beautiful husband. I have four children 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter."

SHE ADDED THAT SOME WATCHING THIS MAY THINK SHE IS DIFFERENT - LUCKY, EVEN - MAYBE IT ONLY HAPPENED ONCE. WELL, IT WASN'T JUST ONCE. AND THERE WAS HIYA - THE SHAME.

OH02: "Hiya, yes. It was embarrasing. It's shame. I did not report it. The violence I'm talking about was x amount of years. I was married twice before my husband now. The first marriage was really heavy violence - not only verbal but physical. Also, since I was a Filipno I was being told that I had to do what he said or he would send me back. The thing was fear: what am I going to do with the children? I'm ashamed. I should be able to do something. I'm an educated person. But still the hiya - the embarrassment - not to say anything to anyone - to my family - about what I'm going through. I was hospitalized twice. I nearly lost my life twice."

HER STORY GOES ON FROM THERE AND, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT GETS WORSE. BUT SHE UNDERSCORES HER SURVIVOR STATUS. AS CARS AND TRUCKS HONK, AND SIGN HOLDERS WAVE - STACEY MONIZ GIVES AN INSIGHT INTO WHAT THEY'RE THINKING.

sm02: "It's interesting we're always wondering whenever we do this and people see us, and they roll up the window and look the other way becaue we as a society often do that - look the other way. We often wonder what's going on in those cars where there is a domestic violence victim - and they see us. That's why we do this. And we want them to know it's OK to ask for help. And for the batterer, too. We want them to know it's OK to ask for help, too."

(ON-CAM) FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW WOMEN HELPING WOMEN CAN HELP A WOMAN YOU KNOW, FOLLOW THE LINK TO THEIR WEB SITE FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.


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HC: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, HE'S AN AUTHOR WITH A PHD IN HISTORY, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NEWT GINGRICH WAS ON MAUI THIS WEEKEND. MAUI TV NEWS WAS THERE.

J: AND WE'LL BRING YOU THE LATEST REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ON JUST HOW DRY JUNE WAS. AND THERE WERE A COUPLE OF SURPRISES.

HC: AND - BELIEVE IT OR NOT - IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THE SEMI-ANNUAL E-CYCLING EVENT. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


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J: FOR THE MOST PART, NO REAL SURPRISES. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A WIDE RANGE OF CONDITIONS, MANY GAGES IN MAUI COUNTY RECORDED BELOW NORMAL RAIN TOTALS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. ON THE ISLAND OF MAUI, MOST GAGES INDICATED BELOW NORMAL TOTALS EXCEPT FOR OHEO GULCH AND KAHAKULOA (0.86 INCHES, 96 PERCENT OF NORMAL).

(FF-cg-VO) IN CONTRAST, ALL OF THE GAGES ON KAHOOLAWE AND LANAI POSTED ABOVE NORMAL TOTALS. MOST OF THE MOLOKAI TOTALS WERE LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MOLOKAI AIRPORT WHICH RECORDED 150 PERCENT OF NORMA). MOST OF THAT COMING IN ONE DAY - JUNE 12.

THE USGS GAGE ON PUU KUKUI RECORDED 9.39 INCHES, THE HIGHEST TOTAL IN MAUI COUNTY AND THIRD HIGHEST STATEWIDE, THOUGH WELL OFF THE NORMAL JUNE VALUE OF MORE THAN 26 INCHES.

MOST OF THE RAIN TOTALS FOR 2008 THROUGH THE END OF JUNE REMAINED IN THE BELOW NORMAL RANGE ACROSS MAUI COUNTY. OHEO GULCH AND WEST WAILUAIKI WERE THE ONLY SPOTS WITH NEAR NORMAL YEAR-TO-DATE TOTALS. PUU KUKUI’S 100.83 INCHES - WHICH IS STILL ONLY HALF OF A NORMAL JUNE - LED ALL MAUI COUNTY TOTALS AND CONTINUED TO RANK SECOND STATEWIDE.

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HC: THE SEMI-ANNUAL COUNTY-WIDE EFFORT TO KEEP ELECTRONIC TRASH OUT OF THE LANDFILL IS ALMOST HERE AGAIN. E-CYCLING, ONCE-UPON-A-TIME KNOWN AS COMPU-SWAP, WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM PARKING LOT ON AUGUST FIRST AND SECOND.

(vo) THE AMAZINGLY SUCCESSFUL EVENT GETS SMOOTHER EVERY TIME AS COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OUTDATED, BROKEN OR OBSOLETE COMPUTERS, TELEVISIONS AND ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE ELECTRONIC TO THE WAILUKU PARKING LOT DURING THE EVENT.

A JOINT EFFORT OF THE MAUI COUNTY AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, IN ADDITION TO GIVEAWAYS AND A FREE STUFF SALVAGE AREA, ORGANIZERS ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO MAKE A DONATION OF TEN DOLLARS FOR EACH COMPLETE COMPUTER SYSTEM THEY DROP OFF.

(on-cam) E-CYCLING ORGANIZERS SAY THEY HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL INQUIRIES ABOUT THE 2009 SWITCH TO DIGITAL BROADCASTING, AND WHETHER OR NOT EXISTING TVS WILL BE OBSOLETE. THE ANSWER IS NO - MOSTLY. IF YOU RECEIVE YOUR TELEVISION SIGNAL VIA CABLE OR SATELLITE DISH - WHICH NEARLY EVERYONE ON MAUI DOES - THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN SERVICE WHEN THE SWITCH IS MADE NEXT FEBRUARY. HOWEVER, IF YOU - SOMEHOW - GET YOUR TV PROGRAMS BY MEANS OF AN ANTENNA, YOU WILL NEED A NEW TV WITH A DIGITAL TUNER, OR A DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX. THOSE CONVERTER BOXES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT LARGER RETAILERS, AND THERE IS A 40-DOLLAR COUPON FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP YOU PAY FOR IT. YOU'LL FIND THE DETAILS AT MAUITVNEW-DOT-COM. AND, FOR THE AUGUST E-CYCLING EVENT, ORGANIZERS SAY THEY COULD DEFINITELY USE YOUR HELP. IF YOU'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, GO TO MAUI TVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, SUMMER AND LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL. IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR AND IT STARTED THIS WEEK. KALAPANA HAS THE DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

HC: THEN I'LL BE BACK WITH DETAILS ON EXOTIC TRAVEL, JUNGLE MUSIC AND SLAMMING POETRY. AND THERE'S EVEN MORE - IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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K: K: YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT BUT LITTLE LEAGUE IN HAWAI’I IS OLDER THAN THE STATE ITSELF.

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

LITTLE LEAGUE TEAMS FIRST FORMED IN THE LATE 19-50S BECAUSE SO MANY FAMILIES WERE STATIONED AT MILITARY BASES ON O'AHU. WHAT WAS ONCE JUST ONE PACIFIC DISTRICT IS NOW MADE UP OF SIX DISTRICTS - STATEWIDE. HERE AT HOME, DISTRICT THREE IS MADE UP OF MAUI, MOLOKA'I AND LANA'I. ACROSS THE PAST HALF-A-CENTURY HAWAII HAS SENT NINE TEAMS TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES IN WILLIAMSPORT, P-A, INCLUDING THE 2005 WORLD CHAMPIONS FROM WEST OAHU. KIHEI WON THE STATE TOURNAMENT IN 2004. KAHULUI WON STATE IN 1991.

BUT, YOU GOTTA’ START SOMEWHERE, RIGHT? AND IT STARTED LAST WEEK FOR DISTRICT THREE IN KIHEI.

(vo) OUT TO DORVAN LEIS FILED IN KIHEI FOR A BREEZY FOURTH OF JULY MATCHUP BETWEEN THE ALL-STARS OF WEST MAUI - IN RED AND WHITE, AND THE ALL-STARS OF CENTRAL MAUI, IN BLUE AND WHITE. HOW'S THAT FOR PATRIOTIC? WITH REMINDERS OF THEIR SUCCESSES ALL AROUND, LET'S GO TO THE THIRD INNING. CENTRAL'S BIG NUMBER 15 EVAN KAILIEHU GETS THE SIGNAL FROM HIS COACH. LAST TIME COACH GAVE HIM A SIGN, HE HIT A TWO-RUN HOMER IN THE FIRST INNING. THE PITCH FROM WEST MAUI'S ROBERT CAMPOS, AND...... DEJA VU? AGAIN?

NO! AT THE WALL WITH A SHANE VICTORINO-TYPE CATCH, KEPA HAMLIN SNAGS IT FOR THE OUT - MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF THE APPRECIATIVE WEST SIDE FAITHFUL. BACK ON THE MOUND, CAMPOS' PITCH TO CENTRAL'S NOAH APOLO GETS THROUGH FOR A BASE HIT. NEXT UP FOR CENTRAL, MICAH RICHARDSON GETS ONE PAST FIRST AND THAT BRINGS PINCH-RUNNER KOA TAKEO ALL THE WAY AROUND TO THIRD - SAFE! AND THAT GIVES RICHARDSON A STAND-UP DOUBLE.

NEXT, PATRICK TURNER GROUNDS OUT, BUT THE SACRIFICE R-B-I BRINGS TAKEO IN TO SCORE. TRAVIS KANAMU'S GROUNDER TO SHORTSTOP ENDS THE INNING, LEAVING ONE ON BASE - BUT A SIZEABLE FIVE-NOTHING LEAD AS WEST MAUI COMES TO THE PLATE.

BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. CENTRAL'S DAULTON CABACUNGAN - YES, ANOTHER NUMBER 5 IN THE FAMILY, ON THE MOUND AND HIS FIRST PITCH TO BLAKE RAMELB RESULTS IN A HOPPER AND A QUICK THROW TO FIRST. ONE AWAY. NEXT UP FOR THE WEST IS MAKOA SIONE FLIKITONGA-LUKELA ONCE AGAIN: ONE PITCH, GROUNDER TO THIRD AND - JUST LIKE THAT - TWO AWAY. AND JUST THREE PITCHES LATER, KAIMANA ANCOG TAPS IT BACK TO CABACUNGAN AND IT'S 1-2-3 IN THE THIRD.

A BREEZY DAY THAT FAVORED THE CENTRAL ALL-STARS, BUT WEST MAUI HAD SOME BRIGHT SPOTS ON DEFENSE. HERE CENTRAL'S TYLER HENRY SIZZLES ONE TO SHORT, BUT GOOD HANDS BY FILIKITONGA-LUKELA AND HENRY'S GONE. AFTER CAMPOS WALKS BRANDON YONASHIRO, CABACUNGAN COMES TO THE PLATE BUT IN ONE...TWO... THREE STRIKES, HE'S OUT! UP NEXT, THE INFIELD KNOWS ISAIH MADELLA IS A DEEP THREAT. AND THIS ONE SOUNDS LIKE IT'S GOING INTO ORBIT, BUT UPON RE ENTRY, THERE'S WEST MAUI'S KAIMANA CASCO-DELEON AND THAT RETIRES THE SIDE.

(on-cam) IN THE END, CENTRAL MAUI'S ALL STARS JUST HAD TOO MUCH GAME, AND THEY WENT ON TO BEST THE WEST, 12 TO NOTHING. THE TOURNAMENT IN ALL THREE DIVISIONS WRAPS UP THIS WEEK. WINNERS OF THE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT ADVANCE TO THE STATE TOURNEY AT KAPA'A, KAUAI. THAT TOURNAMENT RUNS FROM JULY 18TH THROUGH THE 24TH. THE STATE WINNER ADVANCES TO THE WEST COAST REGIONALS. THIS YEAR'S LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES IN WILLIAMSPORT RUNS FROM AUGUST 15TH THROUGH THE 24TH.

IN LITTLE LEAGUE BIG LEAGUE, THE COMPETITION BRACKET FOR AGES 16 TO 18, HILO RALLIED PAST MAUI SATURDAY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. MAUI WENT UP 4-NOTHING EARLY, BUT HILO RALLIED BACK TO WIN IT IN THE TOP OF THE SEVENTH INNING.

AND A QUICK REMINDER THAT HISTORY IS IN THE MAKING AS THE 2008 MAUI COUNTY HAWAIIAN CANOE ASSOCIATION REGULAR REGATTA SEASON WRAPS UP SATURDAY. THE KAMEHAMEHA REGATTA, HOSTED BY WAILEA CANOE CLUB STARTS AT 8 SATURDAY MORNING AT KA LAE POHAKU IN KIHEI. THE CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA FOLLOWS ON SATURDAY THE 19TH AT KAHULUI HARBOR. THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE SET FOR AUGUST SECOND ON O'AHU.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM HAS A SEASON OR SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP, WE'D LIKE TO HELP YOU GET THE WORD OUT. 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 JUNGLES OF INDIA, TO A LUSH CARIBBEAN ISLAND, MAUI’S LOCAL TALENT TAKES US ON EXOTIC JOURNEYS AROUND THE WORLD. ALOHA EVERYONE, I’M HOLLY CHUNG, SHOWCASING THE SHINING STARS OF MAUI’S ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, ON MAUI TV NEWS.

THE JUNGLE IS JUMPING, WITH TALENTED YOUNG DANCERS AND SINGERS FROM THE MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS. THE ENTIRE OHANA WILL LOVE DISNEY’S JUNGLE BOOK KIDS, ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 11TH AND 12TH, AT 7:30 PM, AND ON SUNDAY, JULY 13TH, AT 2 PM, AT THE STEPPINGSTONE PLAYHOUSE. TICKETS ARE 12 AND 8 DOLLARS.

ON FRIDAYS IN WAILUKU, SPOKEN WORD POETS SHARE THEIR ORIGINAL WORK AT THE FRIDAY FUNDRAISING SHOWCASE SERIES, AT THE GALLERY HA, STARTING AT 6 PM. A TEAM OF FOUR MAUI POETS ARE PREPARING TO GO UP AGAINST THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY AT THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN WISCONSIN, BUT THEY DO NEED YOUR DONATIONS TO MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY.

THE 1ST ANNUAL LIZ JANES-BROWN CELEBRATION WILL HONOR A MAUI WOMAN WHO WAS AN INSPIRING ARTIST, TEACHER, RADIO PERSONALITY, AND JOURNALIST, AND WHO ALSO EXEMPLIFIED LIVING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST, EVEN AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. ON FRIDAY, JULY 11TH, AT 7 PM, AT THE STUDIO MAUI, THE CELEBRATION WILL FEATURE A YOGA CLASS AND THE DEBUT OF A DANCE, MUSIC, AND POETRY COLLABORATION, DEVOTION IN MOTION. THE COST OF THE EVENT IS 50 DOLLARS, WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITTING OLA MAUI AND HOSPICE MAUI.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND IS A MUSICAL INTERPRETATION OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON’S THE LITTLE MERMAID, COMBINED WITH ELEMENTS OF THE STAR-CROSSED LOVERS OF ROMEO AND JULIET, AND SET ON A BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN ISLAND. MAUI ONSTAGE PRESENTS THIS ROMANTIC TALE OF LOVE SURVIVING AGAINST THE FORCES OF PREJUDICE, HATRED, AND DEATH, AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER, FROM JULY 11TH, THRU AUGUST 3RD. PERFORMANCES ARE FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 7:30 PM, AND ON SUNDAYS, AT 5 PM. TICKETS ARE 20 DOLLARS.

ON SUNDAY, JULY 13TH, FROM 1 TO 3 PM, A FREE INTERNATIONAL AND ISRAELI DANCE FESTIVAL WILL LIGHT UP CENTER STAGE AT QUEEN KA’AHUMANU CENTER WITH GREAT MUSIC AND DANCE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS SPECIAL EVENT.

FROM BRUSSELS TO HIS BIRTHPLACE ON THE BIG ISLAND, LEDWARD KA’APANA IS A MUSICAL LEGEND KNOWN FOR HIS KI HO’ALU PLAYING, HIS EXTRAORDINARY VOCALS, AND HIS KOLOHE CHARM. LED WILL BE FEATURED AT THE MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR CONCERT SERIES ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH, AT 7:30 PM, AT THE NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT. TICKETS ARE 45 DOLLARS.

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