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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for July 30, 2009



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J: YOU MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THE FACE - ALTHOUGH HUNDREDS WILL - BUT THIS MAN HAS SINGLE HANDEDLY BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMEWHERE AROUND 100 MILLION DOLLARS INFUSED INTO OUR ECONOMY. NOW IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON.

AND IT'S A SIGN OF THE TIMES MANY HAS BEEN PRAYING FOR...REAL ESTATE SALES ARE INCHING UP AND THE EXPERTS SAY THE BEST TIME TO BUY IS NOW...REALLY.

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK, AND WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE CRISIS THAT ALMOST WAS ON MOLOKA'I - PLUS LIFE RECREATING ITSELF IN GRAND FASHION UPCOUNTRY.. NEWS, SPORTS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS ARE ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.


(intro-FF)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING. WE'RE STILL SHORT-STAFFED, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND EMAILS. WE HOPE TO BE BACK TO FULL-STRENGTH VERY SOON. HE'S BEEN A DRIVING FORCE BEHIND SMALL BUSINESS ON MAUI FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES - AND YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN KNOW HIM.

(Turn to cam) SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER DIRECTOR DAVID FISHER HAS HELPED LAUNCH HUNDREDS OF MAUI BUSINESSES GET OFF THE GROUND. AND NOW, NEARLY 20 YEARS AND SOME 100 MILLION DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC IMPACT LATER, IT'S TIME FOR HIM TO APPLY HIS SKILLS ON THE OPEN MARKET.

(TAKE FISHER PKG) HIS NEWS BUSINESS ALREADY HAS AN IMPRESSIVE NAME

DF01: "Maui Venture Consulting, LLC."

AND IT'S ALREADY OFFICIAL.

DF02: "I registered it on the Fourth of July at noon."

THAT SIGNALS HIS INDEPENDENCE FROM A POSITION THAT HE'S HAD FOR THE PAST 19 YEARS AS DIRECTOR OF THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER. THIS CLOSE TO RETIREMENT IN SUCH A RISKY ECONOMY, WHY MAKE SUCH A CAREER SHIFT NOW.

DF03: "Well for a couple of reasons. It's Summer, so that's a time of change. September is 19 years of doing the SBDC. There are a lot of interesting projects going on - especially in the alternative energy area. There's sort of a renewal going on with President Obama, I believe, and the stimulus money is starting to come into play."///"Over the past 19 years I've been advising people about starting a business, so it's time to sort of practice what I preach."

HE'S WORKED WITH SOME 3,000 ENTREPRENEURS OVER THOSE YEARS - OF COURSE NOT ALL HAVE STAYED IN BUSINESS. BUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT FELT IN HAWAI'I BY THOSE WHO HAVE IS STAGGERING.

DF04: "Based on a U-H Hilo study study done by an economist there, I estimnate about a hundred million dollars - at least. And that's probably conservative."

THOSE WILL BE BIG SHOES TO FILL, SO DOES FISHER THINK IT WILL BE HARD TO REPLACE HIM?

DF05:"Um, no - well, the SBDC is getting more focused into a systems approach - which is a good thing that I welcome. So they're probably going to be hiring someone fairly young our of school, or someone who's a retiree."//I think they're going to have someone on board, hopefully, by September and I'm hoping to work with them and support and I've been assured they're going to work with and supprt me, too."

HE SAYS IT'S TIME FOR HIM TO MOVE ON - AND THAT'S PART OF A WAVE THAT'S WASHING OVER ALL OF US IN BUSINESS.

DF06:"I think it's a good time. First of all the overall economy is going through lots of change. Change is disruptive and it can be very painful for people. But entrepreneurship is all about change.///I don't mean to be rhetorical, but I really do think this is a great time. We're going through some changes and it's scary, but it's also really wonderful."

OF RECENT NOTE IS A LAW CHANGE THAT DEALT A SEVERE BLOW TO THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY, BUT FISHER CLEARED UP SOME IMPORTANT FACTS.

DF07:" One of the things - you talk about chaos, Act 221 - which was an incredible boon for Hawai'i oveer the last eight years has been very severely cut back but, contrary to what some people say, it's not dead, so there's still a lot of opportunity there. A lot of people think that people invested just because of the tax creditsd and that's not true. So, people are going to go ahead and learn about but they're not going to rely as much on tax credits. So I feel pretty optimistic about that.////

YOU CAN ALREADY LEARN SOME ABOUT WHAT'S NEXT FOR DAVID ON HIS EXISTING WEBSITE.

DF08: " Well coolprojectsmaui.com will be my main sort of way, although I am creating a Maui Venture Consulting Brochure Site is a way of celebrating all the cool projects going on on Maui. I know you enjoy interviewing people and finding out what's going on the community. Well, it's the same for me - it's what gets me up in the morning. "

AND EVEN THOUGH IT'S ALOHA, IT'S NOT A HUI HOU.

DF09: "It's certainly been an honor and I've enjoyed working with all those entrepreneurs here on Maui. As I've been telling people, I hope I'll continue to be working with them. So it's not a 'farewell,' we're going to turn to a new chapter an, for many people, I'll probably be working more closely with them now than in the context of the SBDC and for other, I'm hoping that the CoolProjectsMaui website is going to be so cool itself - with a lot of the cvontent free, that it will be a very valuable website."

(on-cam) DAVID'S A FASCINATING GUY - AND WE'RE PROUD TO SAY THAT - WITHOUT HIS GUIDANCE, MAUI TV NEWS WOULDN'T BE ON THE AIR OR ONLINE. TO VIEW THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH DAVID FISHER-AND LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT'S NEXT, GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND LOOK FOR THE LINK TO EXTENDED COVERAGE.

(REAL ESTATE)(PiP-FOR SALE SIGN)

J: CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM...THAT'S HOW REAL ESTATE EXPERTS ARE VIEWING WHAT WAS A REMARKABLE MONTH FOR NEW HOME SALE ON THE MAINLAND. DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, NEW HOMES SOLD AT A RATE NOT SEEN SINCE 2001. AGAIN - THAT'S ON THE MAINLAND. HERE AT HOME, OUR REAL ESTATE EXPERTS ARE ALSO CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC...AND, THE INVENTORY OF AFFORDABLE HOMES ON MAUI IS GROWING RAPIDLY.

(VO) Bob Lightbourn, Pres., Realtors Association of Maui

BL01: " There's more 'workfrorce' housing than there's been available in years. The median sales price is within an affordable range of most working families and I haven't seen that since...Reagan practically."

IF YOU'RE DOING THE MATH, RONALD REAGAN LEFT OFFICE IN 1990...THAT'S A LONG TIME. IN THE BUSINESS FOR 25 YEARS, YOU'D EXPECT LIGHTBOURN TO SAY, SURE, BUY NOW. BUT - HE SAYS, THAT'S VERY SOLID ADVICE - AND HERE'S WHY.

BL02: "What is most importsant, I think, for buyers right now to realize is that now is the time they can get in and purchase property at an affordable rate - and interest rates that make their monthly payments reasonable. And the prices - this is one of those times when, a couple of years from now, people are going to be saying, "I wish I'd bought right now."//

WHETHER MAUI HOME PRICES HAVE BOTTOMED OUT YET IS ANYONE'S GUESS. LIGHTBOURN SAYS BANK-OWNED PROPERTIES ARE PLENTIFUL SO PRICES ARE VERY LOW ON THOSE. BUT - AND ISN'T THERE ALWAYS A "BUT" - HE SAYS HE THINKS INTEREST RATES WILL BEGIN TO CREEP UP BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

BL03: "So even if there is a little bit of a drop in the price, it's going to be offset by the rise in the interest rates. And right now I think that what most buyers need to keep in mind is that they can get a good, fixed loan at a payment they can afford. And that's really what it counts down to - five years from now your payments going to be exactly the same as it is now. And you can get a low payment now."//

ALSO OF MAJOR HELP TO FIRST-TIME BUYS IS AN EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLAR FEDERAL CREDIT. BUT, TIME ON THAT TAX CREDIT MAY BE RUNNING OUT, TOO.

BL04: "They may extend it - we'd all love to see them extend it. But right now it's scheduled to expire on December first - which means properties need to close by the last day of November.

AND THAT MEANS YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL ABOUT THE END OF SEPTEMBER TO FIND YOUR NEW HOME AND MAKE YOUR BEST DEAL.

(ON-CAM) IF YOU'D LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON HOW THE EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLAR TAX CREDIT CAN WORK FOR YOU, GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Tourism Numbers)(PiP-HVB logo)

J: FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, THE "GOOD NEWS - BAD NEWS" SCANIROR FOR MAUI'S TOURIST-BASED ECONOMY HAS BEEN DOMINATED BY BAD NEWS. WELL, WHILE THAT STILL THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY, WE'RE ACTUALLY STARTING TO SEE SOME SILVER LINING TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CLOUD. FIRST THE BAD NEWS:

(FF-CG-VO) VISITS FROM TOURISITS FROM JAPAN IN JUNE DROPPED BY MORE THAN 30 PERCENT COMPARED TO JUNE OF 2008. VISITOR INDUSTRY ANALYSTS SAY THEY ATTRIBUTE THE SHARP DECLINE TO FEARS OF CATCHING SWINE FLU HERE. THE VISITOR COUNT FROM JAPAN WAS THE LOWEST IN SIX YEARS. ALSO IN THE BAD NEWS COLUMN, MOLOKA'I AND LANA'I EXPERIENCED SEVERE DROPS IN ARRIVALS IN JUNE - BUT BASED ON THE SMALL NUMBER OF ARRIVALS, EVEN A THOUSAND VISITORS CAN ACCOUNT FOR A GIANT SWING.

(ON-CAM) BUT NOW THE GOOD NEWS. WHILE THE STATE EXPERIENCED AN OVERALL DROP IN VISTORS OF 5-POINT-TWO PERCENT IN JUNE - THAST WAS THE SMALLEST DECLINE SO FAR THIS YEAR. AND, MAUI EXPERIENCED ONLY A FOUR-POINT-THREE PERCENT DELINE IN ARRIVALS - SECOND BEST IN THE STATE. AND, THE BIGGEST GLIMMER ON THE HORIZON, DOMESTIC ARRIVALS TO HAWAII WERE UP ONE PERCENT - THE FIRST TIME THAT'S HAPPENED IN ALMOST A YEAR. WE MAY NOT BE ANYWHERE NEAR OUT OF THE TUNNEL YET, BUT AT LEAST IT'S GOOD TO SEE A FEW FLASHES OF LIGHT.

(TOSS TO B BLOCK)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL HAVE A RECAP OF THE WATER SITUATION THAT SEEMED LIKE MORE OF AN EMERGENCY THAN IT REALLY WAS ON MOLOKA'I - EXCEPT WHEN IT ALMOST WAS AN EMERGENCY. AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO UPCOUNTRY MAUI TO SHOW YOU HOW NATURE TOOK IT'S COURSE AND REPLENISHED IT'S OWN NATURAL BEAUTY THREEFOLD. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.

B BLOCK

(WATER)(PiP-WATER DROP)

J: BY LAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON IT WAS ALL OVER. WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO BE AN INCONVENIENCE IN MOLOKA'I'S MOST POPULATED REGION TURNED SERIOUS. BUT, AS WATER DIRECTOR JEFF ENG TELLS MAUI TV NEWS, IT NEVER MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO "DANGEROUS."

(VO) Jeff Eng, Director, Maui County Board of Water Supply

JE01: "Well, this was a planned pump replacement. We had planned - with a contractor to repair, starting June 22nd, to complete the job July 11th. But as we approached July 11th, the contractor indicated that he needed more time. So we actually put out a notice to the public that we would be extending the project to July 31. During that time we were getting water from two Department of Hawaiian Homelands wells and those two wells had enough capacity to serve Hawaiian Homes' customers as well as ours. So everything was going quite well until about July 16th when one of those wells went down and we had to react."

WHEN THAT HAPPENED, ENG PERSONALLY WENT TO MOLOKA'I AND ASKED THE CVOMMUNITY TO TAKE EMERGENCY WATER-SAVING MEASURES.

JE02: "Explained to them that we really didn't have an ermergency and we could avert emergency if everyone responded by conserving water. They did a great job. I went out there and requested a 50 percent cutback and if you look at the amount of consumption after that, it was even great than 50 percent. It was remarkable how the community worked together - it was such an amazing thing."

WHILE WORK CONTINUED MORE THAN TWO DOZEN DIALYSIS PATIENTS FROM MOLOKA'I HAD TO BE RELOCATED - SOME TO MAUI AND SOME TO O'AHU - WITH COSTS PICKED UP BY QUEEN'S MEDICAL CENTER AND BY LIBERTY DIALYSIS. DIRECTOR ENG SAYS THE SITUATION WAS SERIOUS - BUT ONLY ONE THING WOULD HAVE MADE IT REALLY SCARY.

JE03: "The only emergency that really would have happened is if that sole well of Hawaiian Homes had gone out. But everything was operating smoothly. We really expedited things after that. So, we had told the community that it would be completed by July 31 and actually we got it online last Saturday, July 25."

(CON'T VO-FF-CG) DESPITE STILL WELL-BELOW-NORMAL RAINFALL, AND IN THE DRIEST PART OF THE YEAR, WATER USERS ACROSS MAUI COUNTY ARE WELL WITHIN THE ACCEPTABLE RANGES. DIRECTOR ENG EXPRESSED PARTICULAR PLEASURE THAT CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI USERS CONTINUE TO STAY NEAR THAT MUCH-SOUGHT-AFTER 25 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY LEVEL.

(WAIKAMOI RECOVERY)(PiP-FLOWERS)

J: WE'D LIKE TO SHOW YOU A PICTURE OF PARADISE.

(ff-cg-vo) THIS IS THE WAIKAMOI PRESERVE AS IT APPEARS NOW THAT FERAL PIGS AND GOATS HAVE BEEN FENCED OUT OF THE AREA. THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF HAWAI'I CONFIRMED THE RECOVERY OF THE AREA - ONCE TRAMPLED BY PIGS AND GOATS UNTIL THE MID 1990S, WHEN FENCING WENT UP TO STOP THE RAMPANT TRAMPLING OF WILD ANIMALS. IN THE SURVEY AREA ALONE, SCIENTISTS SAY NATIVE MAMANE TREES HAVE MULTIPLIED SEVEN TIMES SINCE THE RECOVERY PROJECT BEGAN IN 1994. IN ADDITION, AS NATIVE PLANTS RECOVER, THEY ARE CHOKING OUT THE INVASIVE SPECIES THAT SPROUTED FROM THE RUTTING AND TRAMPLING POF FERAL PIGS.

(ON-CAM) IN ALL, THIS SMALL PORTION OF THE WAIKAMOI PRESERVE IS SAID TO HAVE RECOVERED SOME 300 PERCENT - OR MORE - IN TERMS OF HEALING THE ROOT SYSTEMS OF NATIVE SPECIES AND SPREADING NATIVE MOSSES ON THE FOREST FLOOR. IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OR THE WAIKAMOI RECOVERY, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

B-TOSS-C

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS, THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS! THE CENTRAL MAUI LITTLE LEAGUE STARS ARE CELEBRATING VICTORY - AND PACKING FOR A ROAD TRIP TO THE MAINLAND - WHILE HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB PREPARES FOR REVENGE AT STATES. PLUS A TON OF FUN AND MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, TOO. IT'S ALL ON MAUI TV NEWS WHEN WE COME BACK.

(C-BLOCK) (Sports)

J: CHECKING SPORTS, E HO'OMAIKAI TO THE CENTRAL MAUI LITTLE LEAGUE MAJOR TEAM. THEY CAME BACK TO DEFEAT THE TEAM FROM AIEA SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND WIN THE STATE LITTLE LEAGUE MAJORS TITLE. THE 11 AND 12-YEAR-OLDS NOW ADVANCE TO SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA FOR THE WEST REGIONAL PLAYOFFS FROM AUGUST 7TH THROUGH THE SIXTEENTH. THE WINNERS FROM THAT TOURNAMENT MOVE ON TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES IN WILLIAMSPORT, P-A AUGUST 21ST THROUGH THE 30TH. THE LAST TEAM FROM MAUI TO WIN STATE WAS THE KIHEI ALL-STARS IN 2004.

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO KING KEKAULIKE GRAD KAI BARGER. THE 19-YEAR OLD WON THE NIKE PRO JUNIOR AT THE U.S. OPEN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP AT HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA OVER THE WEEKEND. THE HAIKU NATIVE POSTED MAJOR SCORES TO WIN HIS DIVISION AND POCKET A COOL 25-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR HIS EFFORTS.

AND THIS SATURDAY IT'S THE RACE FOR ALL THE MARBLES AS THE 2009 HAWAIIAN CANOE RACING ASSOCIATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS TAKE OVER HILO BAY. HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB CAPPED THEIR 25TH STRAIGHT MAUI COUNTY HAWAIIAN CANOE ASSOCIATION TITLE BY SCORING MORE THAN A THOUSAND POINTS. AND NOW THEY TRAVEL TO HILO TO TRY TO RECLAIM THEIR GLORY AS THE STATE'S BEST - AFTER LOSING LAST YEAR IN A CONTROVERSIAL HEARTBREAK TO LANIKAI.

IF YOU CAN'T WING YOUR WAY TO HILO BAY, THERE'S PLENTY TO SEE AND DO THIS WEEK - SO LET'S RUN DOWN ANOTHER EXTREMELY BUSY LIST OF COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THIS WEEKEND, THERE'S A NEW EVENT IN LAHAINA THAT ORGANIZERS HOPE WILL QUICKLY BECOME AN ANNUAL FAVORITE. IT'S "LAHAINA PLANTATION DAYS - THEN AND NOW." THIS THREE-DAY EVENT, HELD ON THE GROUNDS AROUND THE OLD PIONEER MILL SMOKESTACK, PAYS TRIBUTE TO WEST MAUI'S RICH PLANTATION HERITAGE. THERE ARE TONS OF EVENTS PLANNED TO COMMEMORATE THE 139-YEAR HISTORY OF THE OLD MILL. A THREE-DAY PASS IS JUST FIVE DOLLARS, OR ADMISSION IS THREE DOLLARS FOR ANY OF THE THREE DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL.

WAILUKU IS THE MAUI SPOT FOR THIS WEEK'S OBON FESTIVAL. THE WAILUKU HONGWANJI MISSION WILL BE THE SITE OF AN OBON SERVICE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT - WITH DANCING STARTING AT 8 P.M. FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

ONCE AGAIN SATURDAY IS CRAMMED WITH FUN, ENTERTAINING, EDUCATIONAL AND EXCITING THINGS TO SEE AND DO. YOU'VE HEARD AN AWFUL LOT ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY AND YOU'RE SEEING MORE AND MORE BIG PROJECTS TAKE SHAPE ON MAUI. NOW HERE'S A CHANCE TO SEE THEM UP CLOSE. THIS SATURDAY FROM 9 UNTIL 3 IS THE FIRST TOUR SPONSORED BY THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL - HAWAII CHAPTER. YOU'LL TRAVEL UPSLOPE ON KAHALAWAI TO SEE THE KAHEAWA WIND FARM IN OPERATION. YOU'LL TOUR THE SMALL WIND PROJECT AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER, AND SEE HOW THE SUN IS TREATING WASTEWATER AT MAKENA RESORT. FOR INFORMATION ON THE TOUR, AND THE MIXER FOLLOWING THE EVENT, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THIS WEEKEND UPCOUNTRY IS THE SEVENTH ANNUAL TIMMY CAMBRA MEMORIAL ROPING EVENT AT THE GLEN SOUZA MEMORIAL ARENA IN MAKAWAO. THE EVENT FEATURES KEIKI AND ADULT ROPERS - EVEN STICK HORSE COMPETITION - USING THE U.S. TEAM ROPING ASSOCIATION NUMBER SYSTEM. THE EVENT RUNS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

AND FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT - THIS SATURDAY IS THE ANNUAL "PRISCILLA PARTY" TO BENEFIT THE MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION. THE EVENT, SPONSORED BY THE FOUNDATION AND BY BOTH SIDES NOW RUNS FROM 2 UNTIL 8 P.M. AT THE SUGARMAN ESTATE IN MAKENA. DUE TO PARKING CONSTRAINTS, A SHUTTLE WILL BE PROVIDED FROM THE SHOPS AT WAILEA. FOR ALL THE DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

NOW WE GET TO SATURDAY WHICH IS EVEN TOUGHER TO CHOOSE FROM AMONG ALL THE FUN STUFF TO DO. SEABURY HALL'S ACCLAIMED "EBB AND FLOW" SUMMER MUSIC SERIES WILL HOST THEIR FREE FINALE CONCERT AT 7-30 AT SEABURY HALL. THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED TILDEN TRIO WILL HIGHLIGHT THE EVENING'S PERFORMANCES.

SATURDAY NIGHT IS ANOTHER FIRST-OF-ITS KIND EVENT - "HAMMER TIME MAUI" IS A SOCIAL EVENT PRESENTED BY HAMMER MAGAZINE. SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST FIRST AT THE KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB, THERE WILL BE PUPS, ENTERTAINMENT, LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION AND - THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING - THE SELECTION OF "MISTER HAMMER MAGAZINE FOR 2009 AND 2010." TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, AND THIRTY DOLLARS AT THE DOOR.

MOVING ON TO MONDAY - IT'S THE ANNUAL "SUMMER NIGHT BASH" FOR ALL WHO ARE NIMBLE OF FOOT. THE HAWAII BALLROOM DANCING ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD IT'S ANNUAL EVENING OF BALLROOM, LATIN AND SWING DANCING FROM 6 TO 9-30 MONDAY EVENING AT THE ELLEAIR BALLROOM OF THE MAUI BEACH HOTEL. TICKETS ARE 35 DOLLARS AT THE DOOR.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR WEBSITE SEEN - A LOT - AND WHO ISN'T - THEN YOU NEED TO ATTEND A FREE SESSION NEXT THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH AT THE MAUI COUNTY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER IN THE MAUI MALL, NEAR IHOP. INTERNET MARKETING EXPERT BOB SOMMERS WILL OFFER INVALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO A TECHNIQUE CALLED "ARTICLE MARKETING" THAT CAN ATTRACT THOUSANDS MORE VISITORS TO YOUR WEBSITE - WITH ALMOST NO EFFORT AND WITH NO ADDED EXPENSE. THE PRESENTATION STARTS AT NOON, IT'S FREE AND YOU REALLY SHOULD MAKE TIME TO BE THERE.

AND JUST QUICKLY LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND, NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT IT'S THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR "A KEIKI'S DREAM." STUDIO 55-BOOGIE NIGHTS WILL TAKE OVER THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CLUBHOUSE FROM 6 UNTIL 9-30.

THEN, NEXT SATURDAY, IT'S AMERICA IN CONCERT AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. "A HOSE WITH NO NAME," "LONELY PEOPLE," "SISTER GOLDEN HAIR," THEY'LL ALL BE ON THE PLAYLIST. THE CONCERT STARTS AT 7 ON THE GREAT LAWN. GATES OPEN AT 6. AND IF YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY, THERE'S A SPECIAL DISCOUNT.

FOR DETAILS ON AMERICA, STUDIO 55 AND EVERYTHING ELSE WE'VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND, FOR MAUI'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, VISIT CALENDAR MAUI-DOT-COM. THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S REPORT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

(D Block)

(Solo-Center-Up)

J: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. MAUI TV NEWS IS MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWSCAST. AND WE'RE HAWAII'S EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBOR ISLAND TELEVISION NEWS SOURCE. YOU CAN WATCH MAUI TV NEWS ANYTIME ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. YOU CAN WATCH ANYTIME, ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAI'I ON OCEANIC DIGITAL CHANNEL 953 ON NEWS ON DEMAND. AND YOU CAN NOW CATCH OUR WEEKLY REPORTS EVERY FRIDAY MORNING ON THE KHON-2 MORNING NEWS WITH KIRK MATTHEWS AND KATHY MUNENO BETWEEN 5 AND 8 A.M.

AND WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE OFTEN FOR DAILY, ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS, EXTENDED COVERAGE, COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

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