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(Headlines-VO)

J: MOLOKAI PROPERTIES IS ORDERED TO "STAY" WITH THE FLOW BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. THE WATER HAS TO STAY ON FOR AT LEAST 90 DAYS.

HC: AS THE FILING DEADLINE FOR THE HISTORIC 2008 ELECTIONS PASSES - NEARLY FIVE DOZEN CANDIDATES HAVE THROWN THEIR HATS INTO THE RING FOR COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL POSITIONS.

J: AND WHILE IT'S NAME MAY CONJURE UP A LAS VEGAS LOSER, THE "SUPER SUCKER" IS CLEANING UP IN SOUTH MAUI.

HC: IN SPORTS, AS HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB WRAPS UP ANOTHER PERFECT SEASON IN THE M-C-H-C-A, COACH SAYS THERE'S STILL MORE TO BE DONE TO GET READY FOR STATES. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA HIGHLIGHTS IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND THERE WILL BE SHARKS UNDER THE STARS AS WEST SIDE STORY OPENS THIS WEEK, PLUS THE HAWAIIAN COUNTRY GIRL IS MOSEY-IN' TO KA'ANAPALI. HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON THOSE SHOWS AND MORE 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, MAUI'S ONLY INTERNET AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST. I'M JEFF KING.

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG. SITTING IN THIS WEEK FOR JULIE Y. THE WATER WILL CONTINUE TO FLOW ON MOLOKA'I - AND THAT'S AN ORDER.

(Turn to cam) THIS WEEK THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUED AN EMERGENCY ORDER TO MOLOKA'I PROPERTIES TO CONTINUE PROVIDING ESSENTIAL WATER SERVICES TO SOME 12-HUNDRED CUSTOMERS. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING PICKS UP THE STORY FROM THERE.

(Take Moloka'i Water Pkg) THE FLAGS WERE AT HALF-STAFF AT THE KALANA O MAUI BUILDING TODAY TO HONOR THE DEATH OF ARMY 1ST LT. JONATHAN P. BROSTROM, AN AIEA RESIDENT KILLED IN AFGANISTAN LAST WEEK. HIS FUNERAL WAS TODAY.

FOR MAUI COUNTY, THE MOOD IS ALSO SOMBER - BUT FOR A DIFFERENT REASON - THE WATER CRISIS OF MOLOKA'I.

Mahina Martin, Maui County Public Information officer

MM01: "The Latest, as of today....including legislative action if needed."

THE COUNTY COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO HIRE FORMER STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL MARJORIE BRONSTER TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF ALL OF MAUI COUNTY AS THE CASE MOVES FORWARD.

MM02: "I think what special Counsel majorie Bronster brings is an in-depth...best interests of our community. And, in particular, Molokai."

AS THE PLOT THICKENS, WE'LL STAY TUNED AND WE HOPE YOU WILL TOO. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.


(on-cam tag) GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE'S OFFICE RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING MAUI COUNTY IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING WATER SERVICES - BUT ADDED THAT THE STATE WILL BACK THE COUNTY TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO KEEP SERVICES FLOWING.

(Filing Deadline)(PiP-Ballot)

J: THE ELECTIONS OF 2008 HAVE ALREADY REACHED SOME HISTORIC MILESTONES. THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES OF FEBRUARY BROUGHT THE LARGEST TURNOUT EVER ACROSS THE STATE. THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW AS THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTES IS APPROACHING 670 THOUSAND - AND THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION IS STILL A MONTH AWAY.

(ff-cg) IF YOU PLAN TO VOTE IN THE SEPTEMBER PRIMARY ELECTION, YOU NEED TO BE REGISTERED BY AUGUST 21ST. IF YOU MISS THAT, BUT WANT TO VOTE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER FOURTH, YOU NEED TO BE REGISTERED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER THE SIXTH.

(on-cam) TWO DEADLINES CLICKED IN THIS WEEK. TUESDAY AFTERNOON WAS THE DEADLINE TO FILE AS A CANDIDATE FOR ONE OF THE COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL JOBS OPENING UP.

(FF-cg-VO) ALL NINE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL SEATS ARE UP FOR GRABS - BUT NOT THE MAYOR'S JOB. MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES IS APPROACHING THE HALFWAY POINT OF HER FIRST TERM. AS OF TUESDAY MORNING, A TOTAL OF TWENTY-NINE CANDIDATES HAD FILED TO APPEAR ON THE PRIMARY BALLOT. ONLY TWO OF THE NINE SEATS ARE SURE TO FEATURE A NEW FACE. COUNCIL CHAIR AND LANAI COUNCILMEMBER RIKI HOKAMA HAS MAXED OUT UNDER TERM LIMITS. FIVE PEOPLE HAVE FILED TO TAKE OVER THAT JOB. ALSO, IN SOUTH MAUI, MICHELE ANDERSON HAS ANNOUNCED SHE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION, SO THAT SLOT WILL ALSO BE FILLED BY A NEW FACE...OR MAYBE AN OLD ONE. AMONG THE FIVE CANDIDATES IS FORMER SOUTH MAUI COUNCILMEMBER WAYNE NISHIKI. THE COUNTY RACE DRAWING THE MOST INTEREST IS THE WEST MAUI SEAT - WHERE SIX CANDIDATES ARE IN THE RUNNING - INCLUDING INCUMBENT JO ANNE JOHNSON.

(ON-CAM) THE TWO CANDIDATES RECEIVING THE MOST VOTES IN EACH COUNCIL DISTRICT WILL MOVE ON FROM THE SEPTEMBER PRIMARY TO THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. THE ONLY COUNCIL SEAT THAT'S SAFE IS DANNY MATEO'S. THE MOLOKA'I COUNCILMEMBER IS RUNNING UNOPPOSED.
IN STATE REPRESENTATIVE RACES, ONLY DISTRICT 13 REPRESENTATIVE MELE CARROLL IS SLEEPING WELL THESE DAYS. SHE IS RUNNING UNOPPOSED.

(ff-cg) THERE ARE LOTS OF FAMILIAR NAMES THAT WILL APPEAR ON THE PRIMARY BALLOT FOR THE LONG-HELD SEATS CURRENTLY BELONGING TO JOE SOUKI AND TO BOB NAKASONE. FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVE ANGUS MCKELVEY HAS ONE CHALLENGER SO THOSE TWO WILL MOVE ON TO THE GENERAL ELECTION, BUT YOU HAVE FIVE NAMES TO CHOOSE FROM FOR THE SOUTH MAUI SEAT CURRENTLY BELONGING TO JOE BERTRAM. STATE SENATE RACES ALSO FEATURE SOME NEW NAMES AND SOME OLD ONES.

(ON-CAM) THE RACE FOR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE SECOND DISTRICT - CURRENTLY HELD BY DEMOCRAT MAZIE HIRONO HAS DRAWN FIVE OTHER CANDIDATES - INCLUDING MAUI'S SHAUN STENSHOL FROM WAILUKU, WHO IS RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT. EXPERTS WHO ANALYZE THESE SORTS OF THINGS SAY ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THE UNPRECEDENTED SURGE IN VOTER REGISTRATIONS AND CANDIDATE FILINGS IS TO BE PART OF THE HISTORICAL ELECTION THAT COULD PUT THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

(DLNR Meeting)(PiP-Laura Thielen)

HC: RULINGS, MEETINGS AND APPEARANCES BY OFFICIALS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES HAVE SEEN SOMETHING OF A SURGE ON MAUI RECENTLY. BUT, AS REPORTER JEFF KING TELLS US - THEY'RE NOT HERE TO CHANGE THE RULES, BUT TO CLARIFY AND BEGIN ENFORCING THE ONE ALREADY ON THE BOOKS.

(take DLNR pkg) TO RESTRICT THE TAKING OF NEAR-SHORE HERBIVORES...THAT'S THE FANCY WAY OF SAYING THERE IS A CRISIS THAT NEED STO BE ADDRESSED. BEAUTIFUL FISH THAT MAINTAIN OUR DELICATE REEFS ARE BEING SNATCHED UP AT ALARMING RATES. AT THE RECENT CELEBRATION OF THE REEF AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER SNORKEL BOB MADE A STATEMENT THAT SEEMED VERY HARD TO BELIEVE.

rw01: "There's no limit to the number of people who can collect our reef fish and there's no limit to the number of fish they can collect."

Laura Thielen, State Chair, BLNR

LT01: "Somebody who is collecting for their own personal use, there is a limit of five fish for aquarium use. A commercial aquarium fisher - where they have purchased a commercial marine license and also a commercial aquarium permit - my understanding is there is no limit in the rules."

ENVIRONMENTALISTS TOLD MAUI TV NEWS THAT THE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY A LICENSE DON'T SEEM TOO SERIOUS WHEN MEASURED BY THE COST OF THE PERMIT. A HAWAII COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSE COSTS 50 DOLLARS A YEAR - OR THE RETAIL COST OF A LITTLE OVER TWO POUNDS OF AHI AROUND MAKAHIKI.

LOCAL, FISHERMEN AND MEMBERS OF MAUI'S ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY LISTENED INTENTLY AS DID ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM THE D-L-N-R. AT ONE POINT, DIRECTOR THIELEN SAID LOCAL RESTRICTIONS FOR SEPARATE ISLANDS WOULD BE CLOSE TO IMPOSSIBLE TO ENFORCE IF THE OFFICER ISN'T THERE TO WITNESS THE CRIME.

Randy Awo, DLNR Enforcement Chief, Maui

RA01: "I would agree with that statement because how we structure our laws - it has to be done in such a way that it is enforceable. And if you don't have the right laws in place, then you have a law that becomes meaningless if you can't enforce it and use it as a tool for managing our fisheries."

MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNOR'S MAUI ADVISORY COMMITTEE ASKED DIRECTOR THIELEN ABOUT A FEDERAL LAW CALLED THE LACEY ACT, TO SEE IF THE STATE CAN'T CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWS LIMITLESS EXPORT OF AQUARIUM FISH.

LT03: "Some people have asked if we can ban the interstate transport of certain items like aquarium fish and when you're talking about interstate transport, federal Law reulates interstate commerce. That may be more difficult because you're going to be dealing with federal issues. Clearly, though, the state would have the ability to say 'we're going to identify certain species that you cannot take at all from our state."///

TESTIFIERS SUGGESTED A 10 YEAR BAN ON REEF COLLECTION, AS WELL AS MORE SPECIFIC GUIDELINES ON WHAT CAN AND CANNOT BE TAKEN FROM NEAR SHORE WATERS. DIRECTOR THIELEN GAVE US HER FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE MAUI INPUT.

LT02: "My first reaction is that obviously there's been some discussion among the groups that have testified here but we're required to listen to all parties, so we need to come back to Maui to listen to a broader number of groups. ///Frequently the state will do that in a series of meetings because some people aren't comfortable testifying in front of a large group but it's important for us to listen to them as well./// In talking to the aquarium fishery industry I think most of them realize that some regulation is needed, so expect them to come to the table, too."

AND THAT MEANS MORE MEETINGS AND MORE TIME BEFORE MAUI'S REEF GUARDIANS CAN FEEL SAFER AT HOME. REPORTING FROM PUKALANI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) ONE PIECE OF BUSINESS THAT APPEARS UNFINISHED IS THE ISSUE OF COMMERCIAL WEDDING PERMITS ON STATE-RUN BEACHES. MAUI ATTORNEY JIM FOSBINDER WON A SETTLEMENT IN A 2001 LAWSUIT, AND A RULING THAT THE D-L-N-R COULD NOT PROHIBIT COMMERCIAL WEDDINGS FROM TAKING PLACE ON PUBLIC BEACHES. HOWEVER, IN 2002, D-L-N-R OFFICIALLLY SAID, "YES WE CAN," AND BEGAN REQUIRING PERMITS - A PROCESS THAT HAS SELDOM BEEN ENFORCED. BEGINNING NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST FIRST, HOWEVER, D-L-N-R OFFICIALS SAY THAT WILL CHANGE.


TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IT MAY SOUND LIKE AN ADAM SANDLER CHARACTER, BUT THE "SUPER SUCKER" IS A SERIOUS GIZMO WITH A SIMPLE, DIRTY AND VERY IMPORTANT JOB TO DO.

HC: LAST WEEK SOME HEAVY SHOWERS IN EAST MAUI BROUGHT AT LEAST A LITTLE RELIEF TO THE DRAIN ON COUNTY RESOURCES. WE'LL TELL MUCH IT HELPED WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE WEST SIDE FOR ONE OF THE MOST FUN SURFING EVENTS OF THE YEAR. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(SuperSucker)(PiP-SuperSucker)

HC: DO YOU HAVE A NUISANCE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOU WISH COULD BE TRUCKED AWAY AND TURNED INTO FERTILIZER? WITH A LITTLE TEAMWORK IN SOUTH MAUI, THAT'S JUST WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING BRINGS US THE SAGA OF THE SUPER SUCKER."

(Take Super Sucker Pkg) A DAY AT THE BEACH. SURE THERE ARE KIDS AND BUCKETS AND SAND, BUT ON THIS DAY THERE ARE MARINE BIOLOGISTS, AN ENGINEER AND A MC-GUYVER-KINDA LOOKING THING CALLED THE SUPER SUCKER.

BRIAN PARSCAL SAYS HE'S LIKE A KID WITH A NEW TOY. AS AN ENGINEER, HE WAS CALLED UPON TO HELP ADDRESS A PROBLEM OF ALGAE PILING UP UNDER KANEOHE BAY.

Brian Parscal, UH Botany Dept., SuperSucker Operator

BP01: "When we were developing the original concept on this problem three years ago on O'ahu we looked high and low for someone who know what to do and couldn't find anyone, so we really had to invent it. And we've tried a lot of different things and it was a matter of trial until we found something that worked."

PARSCAL EXPLAINED HOW IT WORKS

BP02: "You saw the little tractor. He piles up the sand and collects the algae with it. But it's probably 70 or 80 percent sand and no one wants to load thast into a dumpster and haul it away - basically you'd be getting rid of your beach. So, we're tryiong to come up with a way to eparate the algae from the sand. /// About three months ago, we tried a much smaller version of this a few months ago where the tractor pushes the algae and sand back into the water. The water washes the sand off, then we pumped the algae out. It worked pretty well on a small scale. So this demonstration we wanted to ramp it up a bit. Bigger pump, bigger container for collection. Same tractor. It appears to be working. This is our second day and we've learned enough to see that this is a viable alternative."

THE SUPER SUCKER SEEMS TO BE PERFORMING FLAWLESSLY. ON THIS DAY, PARSCAL SAID THE CONTAINER WAS FILLING WITH NEARLY 100 PERCENT ALGAE...NEARLY ZERO SAND. AND THAT DUMPSTER FULL OF SEAWEED IS A PRECIOUS COMMODITY.

Charmaine Tavares, Mayor, Maui County

CT01: "This tuckload here will go to Maui Nui Botanical Gardens for compost. I'm told their plant production is 30 percent better with this kind of stuff in their compost, so this has got to be something great."

WHEN SHE WAS PARKS DIRECTOR 20 YEARS AGO, MAYOR CHAIRMAINE TAVARES SAID SHE REGRETTED HAULING AWAY THE ALGAE TO THE LANDFUILL - THE ONLY SOLUTION AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME, BECAUSE SO MUCH SAND WAS LEAVING TOO. THE ALGAE ON THE WAIPUILANI BEACH GREW BACK - EVERY DAY. THE SAND, OF COURSE, DIDN'T. SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS SPOT FOR A LONG TIME.

Skippy Hau, Aquatic Biologist, Div of Aquatic resources, DLNR

SH01: "The Botany Department of the University of Hawaii has been monitoring some of the highest algae growth here - plus the development of nutrients at this location ."

FOR YEARS, CONDO ASSOCIATIONS HAVE BEEN PAYING FOR A TRACTOR TO SCRAPE UP THE DAILY PILINGS AND SET THEM OFF TO ROT AND DRY - A TEMPORARY FIX AT BEST. IN FACT, IT LIKELY HAS MADE THE PROBLEM WORSE. AS THE ALGAE HAS DRIED AND DECOMPOSED, EVEN MORE CONCENTRATED NUTRIENTS HAVE LEACHED BACK INTO THE OCEAN, CREATING SORT OF A SOUPER FERTILIZER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ALGAE. APPROACHING A SOLUTION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MAY FINALLY HELP THE BEACH GET THE UPPER HAND.

MAYOR TAVARES SAYS SHE'S IMPRESSED, TOO, WITH THE SIMPLICITY OF THE SYSTEM AND THE AVAILABILITY OF PARTS TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN ONE.

CT02: "It's built from things that are readily available. It's basically a giant vacuum. It takes a bilge pump - those things are readily available. Those kinds of tubes are available anywhere, so it's not like a one-use type of equipment. And that's the beauty of it."

A SYSTEM SO SIMPLE THAT PUMPS UP NOTHING BUT WATER AND ALGAE-SEEN HERE MOVING UPHILL, DUMPS IT INTO A GIANT STRAINER, THEN LETS THE CLEAN WATER FLOW RIGHT BACK TO THE SEA. IT'S THE KIND OF THING SOME MIGHT SAY, GEE, WHY DIDN'T YOU THINK OF THAT SOONER.

SH02: "It's doing something different. I think a lot of people would like to asee something done and at least we're trying something different - and not just leaving it alone."

REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) THE TEN-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROTOTYPE IS A SMALLER VERSION OF ONE BEING EMPLOYED ON O'AHU TO SUCK OUT ABOUT 800 POUNDS OF ALGAE PER HOUR AT KANEOHE BAY.

(Rainfall)(PiP-DROP)

J: TWICE LAST WEEK MAUI COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE ISSUED FLOOD ADVISORIES FOR DOWN SLOPE AREAS BENEATH ULUPALAKUA AND KANAIO AS BRIEF AND EXTREMELY HEAVY DOWNPOURS BRIEFLY THREATENED TO OVERWHELM DOWNSTREAM GULCHES. THE EAST MAUI WATERSHED ALSO RECEIVED SOME GENEROUS RAINFALL ON THURSDAY AND THERE WERE EVEN A FEW DROPLETS IN KIHEI THURSDAY NIGHT.

TUESDAY THIS WEEK SAW THE LEFTOVERS OF FORMER HURRICANE ELIDA PASS SOUTH OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - SENDING MORE BRIEF HEAVY SHOWERS AND A BUMP UP IN TRADE WINDS. SINCE THEN THINGS HAVE SETTLED BACK TO PERFECT OR, AS WE CALL IT HERE ON MAUI: NORMAL.

LAST WEEK WE TOLD YOU OF THE CRITICAL TRICKLE STATUS OF THE WAILOA DITCH - UPCOUNTRY MAUI'S MAIN SOURCE OF WATER. LAST WEDNESDAY THE DITCH WAS RUNNING AT A RATE OF JUST OVER FIVE MILLION GALLONS PER DAY - OR. MGD...WHICH IS LESS THAN UPCOUNTRY USES ON AVERAGE. AFTER THURSDAY'S RAINS, DITCH FLOW INCREASED TO 26 MGD - AND EVEN BRIEFLY PEAKED AT 133 MGD ON SATURDAY. BY MONDAY NIGHT IT WAS BACK DOWN TO 40 MGD.

(FF-CG-VO) WITH THE RAIN ALSO CAME RELIEF FROM USERS DRAWING ON WATER SUPPLIES. CENTRAL MAUI WATER USE DROPPED OVER THE PREVIOUS WEEK, AS DID WATER USE ON MOLOKA'I. ONLY HANA SHOWED AN INCREASE IN WATER USE - AND NOT BY MUCH. THE END RESULT WAS AN AVERAGE OF A HALF-MILLION GALLONS A DAY LESS THAN THE PREVIOUS WEEK.

(on-cam) THE TOTAL IS STILL MORE THAN FOUR MILLION GALLONS A DAY LESS THAN IT WAS LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME. WATER DIRECTOR JEFF ENG SAYS HE'S ENCOURAGED BY THE CONSERVATION EFFORT, AND SAYS HE HOPES CUSTOMERS WILL CONTINUE TO USE NO MORE THAN IS NECESSARY.

(Canurf)(PiP-Canurf)

HC: OUTRIGGER CANOES ARE A BIG DEAL ON MAUI - WHICH IS EVIDENCED BY THE STATEWIDE DOMINATION OF POWERHOUSE HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB IN RACING, AND THE HISTORIC 17-HUNDRED MILE JOURNEY - BY CANOE - SPANNING THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO. BUT THIS PAST SUNDAY - NEAR UKUMEHAME - AFTER THE COUNTY PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE COMPLETE, IT WAS TGHE LITTLE CANOES THAT CAME OUT AND HAD ALL THE FUN. MAUI TV NEWS WAS THERE FOR SUMMER SPLASH 2008.

(Take Canurf Package) THE WA'A - A HAWAIIAN INSTRUMENT OF CULTURE, ATHLETIC COMPETITION, TRANSPORTATION...AND A HANDY PLACE TO PRACTICE HULA. SUNDAY BROUGHT SUMMER SPLASH 2008 TO UKUMEHAME.

Ross Ka'a'a, Founder/Competitor, Summer Splash

RK01: "These are some friends of ours - who share our passion for canoe surfing. We share a common water toys, which is 4-man surfing canoes - which are about 22 feet. And we need four guys per canoe to push these things around in the water."

IT'S NOT JUST GUYS. EACH CREW HAS AT LEAST ONE WOMAN - WHICH HELPS WHEN THEY ARE LIGHT AND AGILE. AND, THEY'RE USUALLY EASIER FOR THE GUYS TO TOSS AROUND.

RK02: "I know there's some women out here who could toss some of these guys around."

THERE WERE 10 TEAMS IN THIS YEAR'S EVENT - INCLUDING GUY HELM'S CREW IN HELM'S HAND-SHAPED WOODEN SURFING CANOE - HEAVIER THAN THE FIBERGLASS BOATS...BUT A THING OF BEAUTY TO WATCH IN THE WATER. BUT THERE WAS PLENTY ELSE TO WATCH IN THE WATER. LAST YEAR'S WINNERS, TEAM LENNY, PRACTICES ON SHORE, AND SET THE BAR PRETTY HIGH EARLY ON. YES, BEING UPSIDE DOWN WHILE THE CANOE IS RIGHT SIDE UP IS A GOOD THING...

KEN GORING IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL JUDGES. HE TELLS US WHAT MAKE A HIGH-SCORING RIDE.

KG01: "A good ride is a big wave, ridden all the way from the outside - under control - and a choreographed routine for the crew."

AS EACH CREW DID IT'S BEST TO STAY UPRIGHT AND MAKE THE MOST OF THE SOMETIMES-INVISIBLE WAVES, THE PA ANNOUNCES DOING PLAY-BY PLAY HAD FUN MAKING UP NAMES FOR THE STUNTS. FOR EXAMPLE...SOARING EAGLE, OR WOUNDED GOONEY BIRD? WASHINGTON CROSS THE DELAWARE OR...WHERE'S MY CREW? THEN THERE'S THIS ONE SIMPLY CALLED...THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

THERE'S LET THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE...PUNISHMENT AND THE HEY---AREN'T WE SUPPOSED TO BE GOING THAT WAY/...WHOOPS...BUT ROSS SAYS THEY'RE ACTUALLY SEMI-OFFICIAL MOVES.

RK03: "There's head stands. There are tikis, that are already recognized as fixed maneuvers in tandem, in longboarding and in canoe surfing."

SINCE WE WERE GETTING TECHNICAL, ROSS GAVE US THE QUINTISENNTIAL DEFINITION OF THE "SPLASH" IN SUMMER SPLASH.

RK04: "The 'Splash' part is pretty obvious. Sometimes guys take off the wrong way on the wave, get sideways and huli...turn upside down."

KG02: "A huli early in the ride can really kill 'em. But if it happens at the end of a really good ride it doesn't hurt 'em too much."

THESE TEAMS HAD PLENTY OF CHANCES TO HURT THEMSELVES, AND THERE WERE SOME CLOSE CALLS...AND A FEW BUMPS...BUT WHEN TEAMS WERE REMINDED THAT FIRST PRIZE WAS THIS BEAUTIFUL HAND-MADE STEERING PADDLE...AND A YEAR'S WORTH OF BRAGGING RIGHTS, THE FUN BECAME EVEN MORE SERIOUS. YEA, RIGHT...SERIOUS FUN.

IN THE END, IT WAS THE CONSISTENTCY OF TEAM LENNY THAT GAME THEM THE TOP SCORE...WITH TEAM ROSS ONLY TWO TENTHS OF A POINT BEHIND. IN THIRD PLACE, TEAM PUKA HO HAVING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF FUN ALLOWED BY LAW. IN THE END, THOUGH, THE REAL WINNERS WERE PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO GOT TO WATCH ALL OF THIS - A BUNCH OF LITTLE CANOES, FULL OF A BUNCH OF HAPPY PEOPLE, FILLING A SUNDAY MORNING WITH SUMMER SPLASH FUN, MAUI STYLE. REPORTING FROM UKUMEHAME BEACH FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(On-cam tag) SUMMER SPLASH FOUNDER ROSS K'A'A'A SAYS HE'S STILL LOOKING FORWARD TO ORGANIZING A WINTER SPLASH EVENT...WITH A LOT LESS WACKINESS, AND A LOT BIGGER WAVES. A LITTLE LATER ON THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE’LL BRING MORE OF THE FUN FROM SUMMER SPLASH 2008.


(Toss to C Block)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, "BATTING A THOUSAND." A RECORD-SETTING SCORE FOR HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB'S 2008 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR A LATER CELEBRATION BECAUSE THEY STILL HAVE TO PREPARE FOR STATES. KALAPANA HAS THE WORD FROM HCC'S KEIKI COACH UP NEXT - PLUS AN UPDATE ON MAUI SUCCESS IN STATE LITTLE LEAGUE ACTION IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

HC: THEN I'LL BE BACK WITH DETAILS ON EVERYTHING FROM WEST SIDE STORY TO MOLOKA'I MELVEEN'S MAUI MUSIC MOMENTS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: YOU KNOW, YOU'D THINK SOME FOLKS WOULD BE SATISFIED WITH A THOUSAND POINTS IN ONE SEASON...OR WINNING THEIR 24TH STRAIGHT COUNTY PADDLING CROWN.

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

MOST TEAMS WOULD BE SATISFIED...EVEN ECSTATIC WITH THOSE KINDS OF NUMBERS, BUT NOT HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB. AT SATURDAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA, HAWAIIAN'S 149 POINTS PUT THEM INTO THE EXCLUSIVE THOUSAND-POINTS CLUB - MEMBERSHIP: ONE. BUT IT WASN'T ALL GIGGLES AND VICTORIES FOR THE FOLKS IN THE BLUE CANOES.

(vo) OUT TO KAHULUI HARBOR FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA SATURDAY. IN WOMEN'S NOVICE A, LAE ULA O KAI HAS BEEN ON A HOT STREAK OF LATE. A VERY CLEAN START IN THE HALF-MILE EVENT FOR THE HOST CLUB. THE MEN OF LAE ULA ADD THEIR MANA TO THE KAI - AND IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING AS THE LADIES SURGE AHEAD. IN THE END THEY'RE ALL ALONE - WINNING BY MORE THAN 15 SECONDS OVER SECOND PLACE HAWAIIAN, EARNING A WELL-DESERVED VICTORY TUNNEL.

IN THE BOYS 18, KAHANA ALMOST DIDN'T SHOW UP - BUT WHEN THEY DID, THOSE YOUNG MEN SHOT OFF THE STARTING LINE - BUT NONE FASTER THAN HAWAIIAN. HERE'S WHERE HCC STANDS APART. AT THE HALF-MILE TURN, NA KAI EWALU IS FIRST IN BUT WATCH THE TEXTBOOK TEAMWORK OF HAWAIIAN THAT GETS THEM BACK ON THE STRAIGHTAWAY FIRST. BUT - SAME RACE, DIFFERENT RESULT FOR KIHEI. WATCH THE PURPLE FLAG IN LANE FOUR. FIRST IT DIPS UNDER THE AMA...THEN "CLICK" UNDER THE IAKO – D-Q! THOSE AMAZING TURNS AND NON-STOP POWER GIVE THE WIN TO HAWAIIAN BY MORE THAN 12 SECONDS OVER NA KAI EWALU. AND, AS IF EVERYONE IN THE WORLD DIDN'T SEE KIHEI TRAMPLE THE FLAG, THE OFFICIALS BOAT MAKES SURE TRAFFIC ON KAHULUI BEACH ROAD AND PASSING AIRCRAFT KNOW IT, TOO. OUCH!

TWO EVENTS LATER SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT FEW EXPECTED. IN MEN'S NOVICE A - HAWAIIAN WASN'T WAY OUT IN FRONT. IN FACT, LAU ULA O KAI IS WELL THROUGH THEIR EXCELLENT TURN BEFORE HAWAIIAN'S BLUE AND WHITE CANOE EVEN BEGINS THEIRS. NOT ONLY DID HAWAIIAN COME IN THIRD IN THIS RACE - BUT IT COST THEM ONE OF THEIR CHERISHED TOP SEEDS FOR THE STATE RACES.

BUT, ONE OF THE THINGS HAWAIIAN CREWS AND COACHES HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS IS NOT TO PANIC. SURE ENOUGH, LATER SATURDAY THEY EARNED IT BACK. PAUL LU'UWAI HAS BEEN THE KEIKI COACH AT HAWAIIAN FOR 27 YEARS. WE ASKED HIM IF - AT THIS POINT - THERE'S ANYTHING LEFT TO DO TO PREPARE FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

Paul Kauhane Lu'uwai, HCC Keiki Coach

PL01: "Oh yes - there's always fine-tuning at this stage of the game. The hard work has been laid out. Now it's a matter of fine-tuning our bodies - staying healthy. Working on the small things that make the big things happen. Timing, technique. Starts, turns, power out of the turns. We focus on those aspects of the game."

(CON'T VO) AND IT WILL BE THAT KIND OF FOCUS THAT WILL VERY LIKELY HAVE US TALKING 25-PEAT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

(FF-CG-VO) HAWAIIAN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SCORE LANDED THEM IN FOUR DIGITS FOR THE SEASON AT A THOUSAND-THIRTY-THREE. KIHEI'S STRONG SHOWINGS OVER THE LAST TWO RACES PUT THEM IN SOLID SECOND WITH 563 POINTS. KIHEI HAS 14 CREWS QUALIFIED FOR STATES. KAHANA WAS A VERY RESPECTABLE THIRD WITH 545 FOR THE SEASON. IN THE A DIVISION, HANA WRAPPED UP THE SEASON WITH 69 POINTS TO LAHAINA'S 10.

(on-cam) CREWS WILL TAKE THIS WEEKEND OFF FROM RACING TO TRAIN FOR ALL THE MARBLES AT THE STATE PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON KE'EHI LAGOON A WEEK FROM SATURDAY.

AND BEFORE WE GO, A QUICK UPDATE ON LITTLE LEAGUE. THE CENTRAL MAUI ALL-STARS WON THEIR FIRST TWO GAMES AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON KAUA'I, DEFEATING WAIPIO AND WEST OAHU. BUT, ON SUNDAY THEY FELL TO KAIMUKI. FEAR NOT - THEY'RE IN THE SEMI-FINAL ROUND, AND WE'LL HAVE RESULTS FOR YOU NEXT WEEK.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. FOR MAUI TV NEWS I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.


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HC: CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS, FROM THE STREETS OF NEW YORK, IN MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF WEST SIDE STORY, TO THE COUNTRY SOUNDS OF MOLOKA’I BORN TALENT, MELVEEN LEED. ALOHA EVERYONE. I’M HOLLY CHUNG WITH THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST OF LOCAL TALENT AND MORE, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

MAUI ONSTAGE CONTINUES IT’S RUN OF ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, A ROMANTIC AND TRAGIC TALE OF LOVE SURVIVING AGAINST PREJUDICE, HATRED, AND DEATH. SET ON A BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN ISLAND, THIS ORIGINAL MUSICAL PLAYS AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER, THRU AUGUST 3RD. PERFORMANCES ARE FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 7:30 PM, AND ON SUNDAYS, AT 5 PM. TICKETS ARE 20 DOLLARS.

ENJOY A SUMMER EVENING UNDER THE STARS WITH MAPA, AS THEY PRESENT THE CLASSIC AMERICAN MUSICAL, WEST SIDE STORY. FORTY-EIGHT OF MAUI’S MOST TALENTED YOUNG PERFORMERS SHARE THIS TIMELESS TALE OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS AT THE MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION, AT 7:30 PM, ON THURSDAY, JULY 24TH, SUNDAY, JULY 27TH, AND ON FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 1ST THRU THE 3RD. TICKETS ARE 20 AND 16 DOLLARS.

THE HAWAIIAN COUNTRY GIRL, AND LEGENDARY LOCAL PERFORMER, MELVEEN LEED, CONTINUES HER KA’ANAPALI SERENADE SERIES AT THE TIKI COURTYARD STAGE AT THE KA’ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL. THIS TALENTED MOLOKA’I BORN SINGER WILL BE PERFORMING ON FRIDAYS, JULY 25TH AND AUGUST 29TH, FROM 6 TO 9 PM.

THE COUNTY OF MAUI INVITES YOU TO JOIN HANDS, AND VOLUNTEER TO HELP YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION, WHILE HAVING FUN TOO. CHECK OUT THE COUNTY OF MAUI’S VOLUNTEER FAIR ON SATURDAY, JULY 26TH, FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM, AT CENTER STAGE AT QUEEN KA’AHUMANU SHOPPING CENTER.

KNOWN AS ONE OF THE NEWEST CROONERS IN THE BIG BAND SCENE, BRIAN EVANS BRINGS HIS CLASSY JAZZ SOUND TO THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S CASTLE THEATER. AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH BRIAN, AND CAN PREVIEW EXCITING NEW MATERIAL FROM HIS UPCOMING CD, ON SATURDAY, JULY 26TH, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 57, 47, AND 37 DOLLARS.

ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 26TH AND 27TH, LAHAINA CANNERY MALL PRESENTS ITS 10TH ANNUAL KEIKI HULA FESTIVAL FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM. SUPPORT MAUI’S KEIKI AND EXPERIENCE THIS FUN-FILLED CULTURAL EVENT. IT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION IS A NON-PROFIT ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF LOCAL WAVES, WATER AND BEACHES. SUPPORT THE MAUI CHAPTER AT A FUNDRAISER AT THE MACC’S CASTLE THEATER FEATURING TWO FILMS, ON THURSDAY, JULY 31ST, WITH YOUNG AT HEART SHOWING AT 5 PM, AND BUSTIN’ DOWN THE DOOR, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 12 DOLLARS PER FILM.

IF YOU’D LIKE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND MORE, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE, AT MAUITVNEWS.COM, AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THE EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING HERE IN MAUI COUNTY, SO PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION, TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUITVNEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. WE LEAVE YOU THIS WEEK WITH MORE OF THE WEST, WILD - AND SOMETIMES PAINFUL - FUN OF THE SUMMER SPLASH 2008 CANOE SURFING CONTEST.

HC: REMEMBER, YOU CAN WATCH THIS - OR ANY OF OUR FOUR MOST RECENT EDITIONS OF MAUI TV NEWS, ANYTIME ON DEMAND ON OUR WEBSITE. YOU'LL ALSO FIND DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AND MUCH MORE, SO PLEASE LOOK FOR US AT MAUITVNEWS.DOT-COM. AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

J: ALOHA

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