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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning July 26, 2007



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A. J: IT CAME. IT TURNED. IT LEFT. THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY MAKES IT'S FIRST-EVER VISIT TO MAUI ON A PRACTICE RUN.

C: AFTER DECADES OF WAITING, SOME VERY HAPPY PEOPLE WILL SOON BE RESIDENTS OF THEIR BRAND NEW HOMES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MAUI .

J: AND THE WAIT WAS FINALLY OVER FOR HUNDREDS OF AVID HARRY POTTER FANS AS THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE IN MODERN HISTORY FINALLY ARRIVED AT MIDNIGHT, LAST FRIDAY.

C: IN SPORTS, THEY FINISHED RIGHT WHERE THEY STARTED. HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB RUNS THEIR SEASON STREAK TO TWENTY-THREE. KALAPANA HAS VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FOR US.

J: AND THEN JULIE Y JOINS US WITH THE FULL FARE OF FUN IN COMING ATTRACTIONS – INCLUDING A MAUI PERFORMANCE BY THE FIRST HAWAIIAN SINGER TO EVER BECOME A FINALIST ON AMERICAN IDOL. THAT AND MUCH MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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B. J: ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING

C: AND I'M CYNDI MAYO DAVIS. AFTER A DECADE OF PLANNING, YEARS OF DEBATE AND MONTHS OF PREPARATION, THE SUPERFERRY MADE IT'S MUCH-ANTICIPATED FIRST MAUI ARRIVAL LAST WEEKEND.

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C: THE ALAKAI WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE AROUND NOON SATURDAY, BUT THAT TRIP WAS CANCELLED FOR FEARS THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION COSME MIGHT MAKE CHANNEL WATERS TO TREACHEROUS TO CROSS.

(VO) SUNDAY AFTERNOON, OUT OF A SQUALL ON THE HORIZON, THE SHAPE OF THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY WAS FIRST SPOTTED AROUND ONE P.M. IN BRISK TRADE WINDS AND CHOPPY SEAS, UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE COAST GUARD, ALAKAI MADE HER VERY FIRST APPROACH TO KAHULUI HARBOR. IT WAS THE FIRST OF SEVERAL TRIPS THE 350-FOOT ALUMINUM CATAMARAN WILL MAKE BETWEEN HONOLULU AND MAUI AS PART OF ITS CREW AND STAFF TRAINING AND FINAL U.S. COAST GUARD CERTIFICATION. THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY ENTERED THE HARBOR AND WENT THROUGH SEVERAL STEERING MANEUVERS - PRACTICING WITH REVERSE AND SIDE THRUSTERS - BUT NOT APPROACHING ANY DOCKS. AS THE HUGE SHIP PREPARED TO PRACTICE EXITING THE HARBOR, THE COAST GUARD TOOK THE LEAD POSITION. THE FIRST EXIT ALSO WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH, AS THE ALAKAI MADE HER WAY INTO SUMMER OCEAN SWELLS. THE SUPERFERRY WILL MAKE A FEW MORE PRACTICE RUNS BEFORE SERVICE BEGINS LATER THIS SUMMER.

(oncam) HAWAII SUPERFERRY WILL BE HOSTING A COMMUNITY PREVIEW IN AUGUST DURING WHICH MAUI RESIDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOARD THE VESSEL FOR AN UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL LOOK. WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED HERE ON MAUI TV NEWS ABOUT WHEN THAT WILL HAPPEN AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET ON BOARD. DETAILS ON THAT PREVIEW WILL BE ALSO BE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.


(AffordableHousing)(PiP-Habitat)

C. J: HOME OWNERSHIP - LONG CONSIDERED THE "AMERICAN DREAM." UNFORTUNATELY FOR SO MANY IN HAWAII, A "DREAM" IS AS FAR AS IT GETS. WELL, FOR TWELVE LUCKY AND BLESSED FAMILIES, THAT DREAM IS IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A REALITY.

(vo) THESE SMILING FACES BELONG TO THE FAMILIES THAT WILL MOVE INTO NEW HOMES IN WAIEHU KOU - NUMBER FOUR - A NEW SUBDIVISION NORTH OF WAILUKU. DURING A LUNCH BREAK AT LAST WEEKEND'S BUILD-A-THON - AN EVENT THAT BROUGHT OUT CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS, HOTEL WORKERS, COMPANY HEADS AND OTHERS VOLUNTEERING TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED A LITTLE HELP.

Sherri Dodson, Executive Dir., Habitat for Humanity, Maui

SD01: "We have over 200. We have seven or eight teams. We have two construction companies, several businesses, a church..."

(VO) ASIDE FROM A VERY NICE LUNCH, WHAT'S IN IT FOR THEM?

SD02:"Well, today, they're starting homes for families. They get to come out. Work alongside the families. Get to know them. Making their dream come true. Today is a special event It's a Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Build-a-thon. Affiliates from across the state are building andf that's why they get t-shirts and hats and a nice lunch from Outback."

(VO) ONE OF THOSE HAPPY NEW HOMEOWNERS IS EWALANI SHIM, WHO HAS BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME TO SEE HER DREAM COME TRUE.

Ewalani Shim, new owner - one of 12 in Waiehu Kou -Four.

ES01: "I've waited 25 years. And I'm very excited because I have a very big lot and it's been a long wait."

(VO) SHE'S EXCITED ENOUGH TO OPTIMISTICALLY PUSH THE ACTUAL SCHEDULE A BIT - HOPING FOR HOME COMPLETION IN 6-8 MONTHS. THE AVERAGE BUILDING TIME FOR THESE T HOMES IS NINE-TO-TWELVE MONTHS. THE TWELVE NEW OWNERS LEARNED LAST YEAR THAT THEY WOULD BE GETTING THEIR CHANCE AT HOME OWNERSHIP THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOMELANDS AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. IRENE NEAL WILL BE SHIM'S NEIGHBOR DOWN THE STREET. SHE'S BEEN ON THE WAITING LIST FOR ABOUT A DECADE AND SAYS THE HOUSE SHE'S ABOUT TO GET WILL BE JUST HER SIZE.

Irene Neal, new owner

IN-01:"Uh, two bedroom. Habitat builds not what you want but what you need. And that's just fine with me."

(VO) DODSON SAYS AFTER THE BUILD-A-THON, THEY STILL NEED WORKERS. IN FACT EVERY WEEKEND UNTIL THESE TWELVE HOMES AND SEVERAL MORE UPCOUNTRY ARE FINISHED, THERE'S A JOB WAITING FOR YOU EVERY WEEKEND. AND DON'T WORRY IF YOU'RE NOT A PROFESSIONAL BUILDER, THAT'S TAKEN CARE OF.

SD03: "We do have a project manager at every job site and we have a fulltime construction supervisor. And that's what we do during the week. We come out and check the work and if anything needs fixing, that's what we do. All our homes are permanent. They all receive certificates of occupancy, just like any other contractor."

(on-cam tag) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOMELANDS TO BUILD THESE 12 HOUSES. UP NEXT, A 40-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT IN WAILUKU. FOR INFORMATION OF HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED, FOLLOW THE LINK TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.


(Affordable-2)(PiP-Duke)

D. C: ONE OF THOSE VOLUNTEERS AT SATURDAY'S HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD-A-THON WAS HAWAII LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JAMES AIONA.

Duke-1: "Absolutely, I got to pound a few nails..turned some dirt. I learned a little about how to hang a beam. And this is what we mean when we talk about 'community.' People coming together to get out here and help one another."

(vo) THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ADDRESSED A CROWD DURING THE LUNCH BREAK SATURDAY IN WAIEHU, PRAISING THE SPIRIT OF KOKUA, COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEERISM. WE ASKED HIM, THOUGH, IN TODAY'S SOARING ECONOMY, IS THE TERM "AFFORDABLE HOUSING" IN HAWAII A CONTRADICTION OF TERMS?

Duke2: "No, it's not. Not at all. And this is about affordable housing. It's about putting one more family into a home...to give them that pride - that sense of security, self-sufficient, independent, the pride they need to carry out their objectives as a family - really. So it's not an oxymoron. It's not something that's unattainable. It's very much attainable. Although I would say 'affordable' is relative in many ways. For some of us $600,ooo is affordable. For some of us, only a couple hundred thousand is affordable. And that's the challenge we have as government and as contractors and developers in the state of Hawaii."

(VO) AFTER HIS PEP TALK, THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RECEIVED HIS OWN HAMMER...AND PLEDGED TO PRACTICE SO THAT, AT THE NEXT BUILD-A-THON, HE COULD SINK A TWO-INCH NAIL WITH JUST ONE STROKE.

(oncamtag) THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DETAILED A NEW LAW - AS WELL AS FUTURE PLANS ON THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ISSUE DURING OUR INTERVIEW. TO VIEW THAT COMPLETE INTERVIEW WITH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AIONA, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM.


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E. J: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS....THE WAIT FINALLY CAME TO AN END FOR HARRY POTTER FANS. THE LONG-ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF THE SEVENTH AND FINAL BOOK IN THE WILDLY SUCCESSFUL HARRY POTTER SERIES WAS THE SWEET FINALE OF THE "GREAT HALLOWS BALL" LAST WEEK ACROSS MAUI. WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE.

C: THE FIRST TROPICAL WEATHER SYSTEM OF THE SEASON BROUGHT ALMOST NO RAIN TO MAUI COUNTY - AND THAT MEANS ALMOST NO RELIEF FOR OUR DROUGHT CONDITIONS. WE'LL HAVE THE WORD ON WHAT THAT MEANS TO THE WATER DEPARTMENT UP NEXT.

J: AND IF - WHEN YOU LOOKED DOWN LATE LAST WEEK - SOMETHING SEEMED DIFFERENT... IT WAS WE'LL SHOW WHAT IT WAS...OR, RATHER, WASN’T, WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES. STAY WITH US.


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(Harry Potter)(PiP-HarryPotter)


F. C: IN ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS OF MODERN MEDIA TIMES, THE OUTCOME OF THE LAST IN THE "HARRY POTTER" BOOK SERIES WAS STILL A MYSTERY - ALL THE WAY UP TO THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT LAST FRIDAY. HUNDREDS OF HARRY POTTER FANS JAMMED BORDERS STORES ON FRIDAY TO BE AMONG THE FIRST IN HAWAII TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THE SEVENTH AND FINAL BOOK IN THE RECORD-SETTING SERIES.

(VO) A PATIENT, WELL-MANNERED CROWD OF ABOUT 50 WAITED FOR THE DOORS TO BE UNLOCKED AT BORDERS EXPRESS IN KIHEI TO GET THEIR PLACE IN LINE TO BUY THE NEW BOOK, "HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS," - WHICH COULD NOT GO ON SALE BEFORE 12:01 A.M., SATURDAY MORNING JULY 21ST.

AT BORDERS IN KAHULUI, IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY. HUNDREDS JAMMED THE STORE FOR SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE MIDNIGHT SALE - ENJOYING CONTESTS AND CAMARADERIE, AS WELL AS THEORIZING ON THE FATE OF THE BOY WIZARD.

Morgan Malkovich, Harry Potter fan

(SOT) MM01 "I think Harry's gonna die. I think if he doesn't die, everyone is going to be expecting more books."

(VO) AROUND THE STORE THERE WERE SEVERAL THEORIES AS TO HOW IT MIGHT REALLY END. BUT IT'S LATE...ON FRIDAY NIGHT. WOULD YOU STAY UP ALL NIGHT TO READ IT ALL TO SEE HOW IT COMES OUT OR CATCH SOME SLEEP?

MM02: "My parents are actually making us wait to read it out loud. Can you believe that?"

(VO) WHILE UNDER ORDERS OF SECRECY ABOUT SUPPLIES AND ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE BOOK, STORE MANAGER KRIS ARNETT WAS ALLOWED TO SPECULATE ON WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE WORLD OF PUBLISHING AFTER THE POTTER PHENOMENON COMES TO AN END. WILL KIDS GO BACK TO WATCHING TV?


Kris Arnett, General Manager, Borders, Kahului

KA: "I don't think so. I think it's going to continue to do what it's been doing for several years no. Which is to challenge publishers to print, produce and seek out quality product for young adults. (edit) Because I tell you they're going to be looking for the next Harry Potter - guaranteed."

(on-cam) SOME OF THE PARENTS WE SPOKE WITH SAID THEY DIDN'T MIND SPENDING A LATE FRIDAY NIGHT IN A CROWDED BOOK STORE WITH THEIR KIDS. ON THE CONTRARY, THEY WERE VERY HAPPY THAT IT WAS A SERIES OF BOOKS THAT HAS EXCITED YOUND PEOPLE - INSTEAD OF A VIDEO GAME OR THE LATEST TOY.


(Drought)(PiP-empty reservoir)

G. J: THE FIRST TROPICAL WEATHER SYSTEM OF THE 2007 SEASON TO MAKE IT INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...DIDN'T MAKE IT TO MAUI COUNTY. BRIEFLY A HURRICANE, THEN A TROPICAL STORM, TROPICAL DEPRESSION COSME SKIRTED SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND LAST WEEKEND...WHILE IT BROUGHT A LOT OF RAIN PRIMARILY TO WINDWARD HAWAII - AND AS MUCH AS SIX INCHES TO PU'U KUKUI IN KAHALAWAI, THE REST OF THE ISLAND SAW VERY LITTLE MOISTURE...ESPECIALLY UPCOUNTRY WHERE THEY NEED IT MOST.

Jacky Takakura, Admin Officer, Dept of Water Supply

JT01: "The Upper Kula System, where we have out Waikamoi and Kahapao reservoirs that can normally hold a hundred and 30 million gallons are at twelve million gallons. The Piiholo Reservoir is doing pretty good. It can hold 50 MGD and we're right at 44 MG. And that's primarily because we're pumping up so much water from the kamole weir water treatment facility at Haile Maile."

(VO) SHOWERS GENERATED BY THE FORMER TROPICAL STORM HELPED...BUT ONLY A LITTLE. AND THEY PRIMARY FELL IN LOWER ELEVATIONS - GOOD NEWS FOR STREAMS AND DITCHES, BUT NOT RESERVOIRS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. IF WE WERE TO GET RAIN UPCOUNTRY, NORMAL AND STEADY RAIN, HOW LONG BEFORE THE RESERVOIRS ARE FULL AGAIN?

JT02: "Looking at the upper Kula reservoirs, if we had normal rainfall it would take four to four-and-a-half months to get them filled."

(on-cam tag) MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY IS KEEPING MAUI ELECTRIC IN BUSINESS, PAYING TO PUMP WATER UPCOUNTRY. IN 2006, THE DEPARTMENT HAD TO SEEK AN EMERGENCY ALLOCATION FROM THE COUNTY COUNCIL TO PAY THE ELECTRIC BILL. MEANWHILE, HOWEVER, UPCOUNTRY MAUI RESIDENT REMAIN UNDER A 10 PERCENT MANDATORY CUTBACK ORDER - WHICH MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED TO FARMERS AS WELL UNLESS RELIEF COMES IN THE FORM OF RAIN SOON.


(Lahaina Noon)

H. C: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME TROPICAL TRIVIA? LOCALS KNOW THAT THE WORD " LAHAINA" MEANS "CRUEL SUN." AND ONE DAY LAST WEEK, YOU COULDN'T GET OUT OF THAT CRUEL SUN.

(vo) THE PHENOMENON KNOWN AS "LAHAINA NOON" OCCURRED ON MAUI LAST THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. IT'S THAT POINT IN TIME WHEN THE SUN IS DIRECTLY OVERHEAD. THE RESULT? NO SHADOWS - THAT IS NO SHADOW UNDER ANYTHING THAT IS PERFECTLY VERTICAL. THE CELESTIAL EVENT HAPPENS TWICE A YEAR. IT HAPPENS ONLY IN THE TROPICS AND - UNTIL 1990 - DIDN'T HAVE A NAME. A CONTEST HELD BY THE BISHOP MUSEUM CLAIMS TO HAVE CREATED THE NAME SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO. THE SUN IS DIRECTLY OVERHEAD ONCE IN MAY AND AGAIN IN JULY ACROSS HAWAII...AND YOU CAN TELL BY THE FACT THAT YOU CAST CAST LITTLE OR NO SHADOW - BUT - AGAIN - IT ONLY WORKS IF THINGS ARE TRULY VERTICAL.

(on cam) A LITTLE MORE TRIVIA. FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT NOT KNOW IT, BY DEFINITION, THE "TROPICS" REFERS TO ONLY THE PART OF THE EARTH WHERE THE SUN IS EVER DIRECTLY OVERHEAD.


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I. J: COMING UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS...HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB IS SINGING THEIR TWENTY-THIRD RENDITION OF "WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS." KALAPANA HAS THE RESULTS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS OF CANOE RACING ON MAUI.

C: AND JULIE Y JOINS US AFTER THAT WITH THE RUNDOWN OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR VERY LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED "THE FULL MONTY." THAT AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.

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J. K. (on-cam) IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THEIR MOST DECISIVE VICTORY THIS YEAR...BUT IT WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH! ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS! ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA.

HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB SURPRISED ABSOLUTELY NOBODY BY WINNING THE MAUI COUNTY HAWAIIAN CANOE ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS LAST SATURDAY. BUT THEY DID SURPRISE SOME ON THE BEACH BY LOSING TWO IMPORTANT RACES.

(vo) THE M-C-H-C-A REGATTA SEASON FINALE, HOSTED BY NAPILI CANOE CLUB, JAM-PACKED THE BEACH AT HANAKAO'O IN LAHAINA. HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB'S KOA CANOE - THE ONE THEY'LL BE USING AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON KAUAI NEXT MONTH GOT PLENTY OF USE SATURDAY. AFTER THE SHOCK OF HAWAIIAN LOSING IN BOTH THE BOYS AND GIRLS 13, THEY CAME OUT GUNNING IN THE LADIES FIFTEEN RACE. A STRONG START IN SLIGHTLY CHOPPY CONDITIONS SET A PACE THAT WOULD PROPEL HAWAIIAN CREWS TO WIN NINE OF THEIR NEXT 10 EVENTS. FIGHTING OFF A STRONG SHOWING BY KIHEI IN THE SOUTH TURN, THE YOUNG LADIES FROM HAWAIIAN TURNED IT ONE - WINNING THIS ONE BY MORE THAN SIX SECONDS OVER KIHEI.

THERE WAS SOME CONCERN BEFORE THE RACE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION COSME MIGHT STIR THE WATERS TOO MUCH FOR COMPETITION, BUT THE STORM WAS A NO-SHOW. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS HAWAIIAN'S YEAR, THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF DISPLAYS OF PRIDE BY OTHER TEAMS AT CANOE BEACH. KAHANA'S SPIRITED CREWS SHOWED THEIR TRUE COLORS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND - IF YOU THINK THESE CREWS DON'T GIVE AT LEAST 200 PER CENT, YOU TRY IT! KAHANA'S CREWS HAD PLENTY TO CHEER ABOUT WITH A STRONG SECOND-PLACE OVERALL FINISH FOR THE DAY. AND KIHEI WAS CLOSE BEHIND WITH PLENTY OF WINS OF THEIR OWN.

((FF-CG-VO) SO, DESPITE LOSING THOSE TWO KEY RACES, HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB WENT ON TO WIN 21 OF 41 RACES FOR THE M-C-H-C-A CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA, RACKING UP 137 POINTS FOR THE DAY. KAHANA'S GREEN-CHEEKED CREWS EARNED 87 POINTS WITH FIRST-PLACE WINS ON THE DAY. KIHEI CREWS ALSO CAME IN FIRST IN FIVE RACES, AND WRAPPED UP THE RACE DAY WITH 72 POINTS. HERE ARE YOUR FINAL POINT TOTALS FOR THE 2007 CANOE REGATTA SEASON. HAWAIIAN'S 23RD WINNING YEAR WRAPPED UP WITH 961 POINTS. HAWAIIAN QUALIFIED 30 CREWS FOR STATE. KAHANA CLOSED OUT A STRONG SEASON WITH 601 POINTS AND WILL SEND 15 OF THEIR BEST CREWS TO KAUAI. KIHEI WILL ALSO SEND 15 CREWS TO STATE - WITH THEIR SEASON TOTAL OF 552 POINTS. OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TEAMS AND COMPETITORS THIS SEASON.

(on-cam) UP NEXT, MAUI CREWS TRAVEL TO HANALEI BAY ON KAUAI FOR THE STATE OUTRIGGER CANOE PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON AUGUST FOURTH. IMUA MAUI!

WHILE BARRY BONDS DIDN'T BEAT HANK AARON'S HOME MARK IN THE SAME BALLPARK THAT AARON DID MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO, A COUPLE OF LOCAL NOTABLES KNOCKED A FEW OUT OF THE PARK IN JULY.

(FF-CG-VO) MAUI BOY SHANE VICTORINO HIT THREE HOME RUNS DURING THE MONTH OF JULY TO BRING HIS SEASON TOTAL TO ELEVEN. VICTORINO IS BATTING 282 FOR THE SEASON, WITH 39 RBIs AND A TOTAL OF 63 RUNS...NINTH BEST IN THE N-L. THE SAINT ANTHONY'S '99 GRAD ALSO HAS 30 STOLEN BASES SO FAR THIS YEAR RANKING HIM FOURTH IN ALL OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. MAUI'S OTHER HOME-BOY, KURT SUZUKI, DIDN'T HAVE QUITE AS HOT A MONTH AT THE PLATE...BUT HE FINALLY BROKE A 21-AT-BAT SLUMP WITH AN RBI LATE LAST WEEK. THE BALDWIN STANDOUT IS BATTING 200 FOR THE SEASON AND HAS HIT TWO HOMES SINCE BEING CALLED UP ON JUNE 10TH. IT'S BEHIND THE PLATE, THOUGH, WHERE JULY WAS VERY, VERY GOOD TO SUZUKI - WHEN HE BECAME THE STARTING CATCHER FOR THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS.

(on cam) THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS. REMEMBER, IF YOUR TEAM HAS A SPORTING EVENT OR SEASON COMING UP, BE SURE TO DROP US A LINE AT SPORTS-AT-MAUITVNEWS.COM. LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR GAME AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE AND WE'LL DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET A FILM CREW OUT TO COVER YOUR EVENT. I'M KALAPANA. I'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK. NOW HERE'S JULIE Y WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

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K. JY: ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO "COMING ATTRACTIONS" ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JULIE Y WITH A QUICK LOOK AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS WEEKS ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS.

THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER IS WHERE IT'S AT WITH YOUR LAST CHANCE TO CATCH THE MAUI ON STAGE PRODUCTION OF "THE FULL MONTY" THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 7:30PM WITH THEIR FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY AT 5PM. TICKETS RANGE FROM 18-20 DOLLARS. COME SUPPORT OUR LOCAL TALENT AT THIS VERY ENTERTAINING SHOW.

ALSO AT THE IAO THEATER ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON IS THE HAWAII JAYCEES 15TH ANNUAL SUMMER JAM FEATURING MARLENE BALDUEZA AND JORDAN SEGUNDO FROM 11AM UNTIL 12:30 PM. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT JORDAN WAS A FINALIST ON AMERICAN IDOL IN 2003. SINCE THEN HE HAS TRAVELLED THE WORLD, PERFORMED FOR PRESIDENT BUSH AND STARRED IN THE MUSICAL, “THE KING AND I” WITH RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN.

AND LOOKING AHEAD THE 18TH ANNUAL MAUI ONION FESTIVAL AT THE WHALER'S VILLAGE ON AUGUST 4TH AND FIFTH WILL BE A GREAT WEEKEND OF FUN, FOOD, COOKING AND ENTERTAINMENT--FREE. THEY'LL BE CHEF DEMOS, A PROFESSIONAL RECIPE CONTEST, AS WELL AS THE FAMOUS MAUI ONION EATING CONTEST. KIDS DAY IS SATURDAY WITH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES. ALL THE FUN COOKS ALONG FROM 11AM TO 5PM ON BOTH DAYS.

FOR MORE DETAILS ON THESE SHOWS AND MORE, VISIT MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO "COMING ATTRACTIONS." AND REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, PLEASE SEND THE INFORMATION - AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE - TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS DOT COM. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. I'M JULIE Y AND THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S REPORT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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L. C: AND FINALLY THIS WEEK, WE'LL SHOW YOU SOME VERY HAPPY - AND VERY WET - YOUNG FACES. THE MAUI COUNTY "PALS" PROGRAM OFFERS A SAFE, NURTURING AND QUALITY RECREATION PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF MAUI COUNTY DURING SUMMER AND INTERCESSIONAL BREAKS. MOSTLY, THOUGH - IT GIVES KIDS A CHANCE TO HAVE GOOD, CLEAN FUN.

J: BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT US AT OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-COM. THERE YOU'LL FIND ARCHIVED PLAYBACK OF SEVERAL OF OUR RECENT NEWSCASTS, EXCLUSIVE IN-DEPTH STORIES WE'VE COVERED, AND DETAILS ABOUT HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS FOR STORIES WE SHOULD COVER ON MAUI TV NEWS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

C: ALOHA.
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