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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning August 7, 2008



(EDITOR'S NOTE: Anchor scripts are provided for transcript reference to stories covered on Maui TV News. Scripts may contain abbreviations, codes and characters that are for internal production purposes only. Maui TV News apologizes for any misspellings.

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J: WATER - WHAT TO DO ABOUT WHAT WATER THERE IS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT WHERE THE WATER ISN'T. PLUS UPDATES ON KEEPING THE WATER FLOWING ON MOLOKA'I.

HC: KEEPING THE ECONOMY FLOWING IS ANOTHER MAJOR CHALLENGE FACING BUSINESSES BIG AND SMALL. AN UPDATE FROM THE EXPERTS THIS WEEK.

J: BUT BUSINESS IS FLOWING NICELY FOR THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY. DETAILS ON THEIR EVOLUTION AS THEY CROSS THE 400-VOYAGE MARK.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE 2008 STATE PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS HAD MORE UPS AND DOWNS THAN THE PERFECT STORM. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM COLT BRENNAN'S N-F-L DEBUT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND FROM BALLROOM DANCING IN KIHEI TO SPACE ALIENS IN WAILUKU - HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON THOSE FUN THINGS - PLUS SIGNUPS ARE COMING FOR A MAJOR MAUI HULA HALAU. IT'S ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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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. WATER. ONE WORD, YET SO MANY ISSUES.

(Turn to cam) - AND CONTROVERSY PRETTY MUCH SURROUNDS THEM ALL. FROM A FEDERAL DROUGHT DECLARATION - TO RECORD RAINFALL, MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING KICKS OFF OUR COVERAGE.

(Take Water Pkg) WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS AND WHEN IT DOESN'T, IT'S DROUGHT. NATURE'S FLUCTUATIONS ASEEM TO BE GETTING MORE DRASTIC AND, ON AN ISLAND, MANAGING THE PRECIOUS RESOURCE OF WATER BECOMES AN EVEN MNORE ACUTE CHALLENGE. THIS WEEK THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL TOOK UP A PROPOSAL TO RESTRICT LAWN WATERING TO JUST TWO DAYS A WEEK.

THE COUNCIL LISTENED AS WATER RESCOURCES COMMITTEE CHAIR MICHELLE ANDERSON READ ACCOUNTS FROM STATE AFTER STATE WHERE WATERING IS RESTRICTED, INCLUDING THE STATEMENT THAT - IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF GEORGIA, OUTDOOR WATERING IS AGAINST THE LAW. THE DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY SAYS WATER MANAGEMENT IS CRITICAL AND PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO GET USED TO THE NEW LAW AND A NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS - CALLING THE BILL NOT A DROUGHT BILL - BUT A LIFESTYLE BILL.

Carol Reimann, Exec. Dir., Maui Hotel and Lodging Association

CR01-W: How this affects our membership is huge. Most of our membership, as I said are properties and resorts - and golf courses. Restricting watering to two days a week would be devastating to their business."

AND THAT'S WHY THE BILL DIDN'T EVEN MAKE A FULL FIRST HEARING. TESTIMONY IS SET TO CONTINUE THIS TUESDAY IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS. UNTIL THEN, AND CERTAINLY AFTER - OFFICIALS HOPE MORE AND MORE OF US WILL DO THIS. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUITVNEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) TO READ THE TEXT OF THE PROPOSED WATER USE SCHEDULE ORDINANCE, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEB SITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

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J: MEANWHILE, THE UNCERTAINTY OVER WHETHER THERE WILL EVEN BE WATER FLOWING ON PARTS OF MOLOKA'I - AND JUST WHO WILL BE RUNNING THE UTILITY - WELL, IT'S ALL STILL BUBBLING OVER.

(take vo) IT'S NOT EXACTLY RIVETING COURTROOM DRAMA - BUT THE OUTCOME COULD BE JUST AS DRAMATIC AS ANY EPISODE OF LAW AND ORDER. BUT THIS MATTER ISN'T EVEN IN THE COURTROOM - YET. IN MOST CASES THERE'S A PLAINTIFF AND A DEFENDANT. IN THIS CASE, THERE ARE THREE PARTIES: THE COUNTY OF MAUI, MOLOKAI' RANCH AND THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. AND - IN THIS CASE - THERE ARE ALSO THE VICTIMS: THE PEOPLE OF MOLOKA'I.

THE COUNTY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BOTH WANT TO ASSURE THE PEOPLE OF WEST MOLOKAI THAT THE WATER WILL CONTINUE TO FLOW. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS ORDERED MOLOKAI RANCH TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN WATER AND WASTERWATER SERVICE TO ITS 12-HUNDRED CUSTOMWERS FOR AT LEAST 90 DAYS FOLLOWING THE AUGUST 31 DEADLINE MOLOKAI RANCH HAD SET AS THEIR SHUTDOWN OF SERVICES.

MAUI COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE FINE WITH THAT - EXCEPT FOR ONE THING. THEY OBJECT TO BEING TOLD THEY WILL HAVE TO STEP IN AND TAKE OVER WATER PRODUCTION ON AT LEAST AN EMERGENCY BASIS IF MOLOKAI RANCH WATER OPERATORS JUST STOP SHOWING UP ONE DAY. THE COUNTY CONTENDS THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS NO AUTHORITY TO ORDER MAUI COUNTY TO ASSUME WATER SERVICE IF MOLOKAI RANCH DEFAULTS. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES SAYS THE COUNTY WOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION OF SUCH AN EMERGENCY AROSE.

BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MAUI COUNTY SAY THEY HAVE "DEEP CONCERNS" THAT SUCH AN EMERGENCY COULD OCCUR - LESS THAN A MONTH FROM NOW.

(on-cam) WE'LL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU ON THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HEARINGS - AND ALL RELATED DEVELOPMENTS ON THE IF’S, ANDS AND BUTS OF THE MOLOKAI WATER SERVICE ON OUR WEBSITE. GOT TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO BREAKING NEWS.

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HC: IN A TWIST OF IRONIC PROPORTIONS, THE SAME WEEK THAT SENATORS DANIEL AKAKA AND DANIEL INOUYE SUCCEEDED IN SECURING DROUGHT DESIGNATIONS FOR THE COUNTIES OF MAUI, HAWAII AND HONOLULU - THERE WERE RECORD RAINFALLS.

(vo) HALF OF THE RAN GAGES IN MAUI COUNTY RECORDED BELOW NORMAL RAIN TOTALS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY WHILE THE OTHER HALF RECORDED NEAR TO WELL-ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL.

THE WET SPOTS INCLUDED PU'U KUKUI - THAT LIVED UP TO ITS REPUTATION AS THE SECOND WETTEST SPOT IN HAWAI'I - WITH MORE THAN 26 INCHES OF RAIN IN JULY - AND NEARLY FIVE AND A HALF INCHES IN ONE DAY. BUT THE REAL DRENCHING HAPPENED OVER ULUPALAKUA RANCH. THE GAGE'S TOTAL FOR JULY OF SIX AND A QUARTER INCHES OF RAIN, SETTING A RECORD AS THE WETTEST JULY ON RECORD.

(ON-CAM) THE IRONY IS THAT - ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RANCH, NAMELY KULA AND KAUPO, DROUGHT CONDITIONS PERSISTED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. BUT LAST FRIDAY, NEAR KAUPO, GENEROUS RAINS FELL AND SOME QUICK-EYED WEATHER WATCHERS SPOTTED THIS.

(VO) A WATERSPOUT, SEEN OFFSHORE FROM THE OHEO GULCH AREA OF KIPAHULU BY PARK RANGER JACKIE FROST WHO SNAPPED THIS IMAGE OF THE WATERSPOUT FORMING. ROB MORITZ, A VISITOR IN THE PARK, SNAPPED THIS DRAMATIC IMAGE OF THE FULLY-FORMED WATERSPOUT - ACTUALLY BREAKING THE SURFACE OF THE WATER. THEN, HEAVY PASSING RAIN SHOWERS MOVED IN.

(FF-CG-VO) HEAVY SHOWERS ALSO FELL AT MOLOKAI AIRPORT ON TWO OCCASIONS LAST MONTH. THE RESULTING TOTAL OF JUST LESS THAN ONE AND A HALF INCHES MAKES IT THE SECOND-WETTEST JULY ON RECORD. THE RECORD, WAS JUST OVER AN INCH AND A HALF - SET IN JULY, 1965.

(on-cam) THOSE RECORD RAINFALL NUMBERS AT ULUPALAKUA PUSH THEIR YEAR-TO-DATE RAINFALL AMOUNTS TO NEAR NORMAL, ALONG WITH PU'U KUKUI AND OHEO GULCH. THE REST OF MAUI COUNTY IS STILL AVERAGING LESS THAN HALF OF WHAT IS NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.


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J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE NUMBERS ARE STILL COMING IN - BUT THEY DON'T ADD UP TO MUCH. WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT VISITOR TOTALS - AND WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE DOING ABOUT IT.

HC: BUT THERE'S ONE BUSINESS THAT'S SEEING A DRAMATIC RISE IN CUSTOMERS. THE FARES MAY BE RISING - BUT SO IS THE PASSENGER COUNT ON THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY. DETAILS WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A LAST OF IT'S KIND EVENT IN WAILUKU THIS WEEKEND THAT'S BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL, THEY'VE KIND OF PUT THEMSELVES OUT OF BUSINESS. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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HC: IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT VISITOR NUMBERS ARE DOWN. THEY'VE BEEN DOWN BEFORE - AND MAUI HAS RECOVERED BEFORE. BUT THIS TIME THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. AND, AS MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TELLS US, THE RECOVERY STRATEGY WILL ALSO HAVE TO BE DIFFERENT.

(Take Visitor pkg) THE JOB OF "SELLING" MAUI DOESN'T SEEM LIKE IT WOULD BE A TOUGH ONE. WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO VACATION ON THE WORLD'S FAVORITE ISLAND? THE FACTS ARE THAT NUMBERS ARE DOWN - TO ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OCCUPANCY, COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO.

Carol Reimann, Exec Dir., Maui Hotel and Lodging Assn

CR01: "We had seen - the downturn started last year - like summertime. However, having said that, first quarter of this year we had the best occupancy and average rates in a long time.//

Terryl Vencl, Exec Dir, MVB

TV03: "Our total year-to-date expenditures are down by two percent on Maui. Everything was down in June."//

THE UPS AND DOWNS - WHICH ARE MOSTLY DOWNS ARE THE "WHAT." THE "WHY?" VISITOR INDUSTRY EXPERTS DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO STOP RISING FUEL PRICES OR FIX THE MESS LEFT BY SUB-PRIME MORTGAGES. AND VISITORS, THEMSELVES, IF THEY'RE BUYING EXPENSIVE FUEL, OR PAYING INFLATED MORTGAGES - THEY DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO PAY FOR LAVISH VACATIONS - LIKE HAWAII. THE RESULT:

TV06: "That says to me that people have to make some difficult choices right now and vacations are among those difficult choices.when you're not able to afford your mortgage or buy gas to get to work."

BUT WORK IN MAUI COUNTY IS PRIMARILY SUPPORTED BY TOURISM. IT EMPLOYS THE LARGEST SEGMENT OF OUR CICTZENS. THE MAUI HOTEL AND LODGING ASSOCIATION REPRESENTS THE LARGEST SEGMENT OF PEOPLE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. THEIR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES THE HOTEL, CONDO AND TIME SHARE STAFFS WHO ARE AT THE MERCY OF WHATEVER FACTORS BRING GUESTS TO THEIR FACILITIES - OR NOT.

CR02: "Right now they're just kinda hunkering down. I think if there have been positions to be filled at some properties, a lot of them - who are experiencing low occupancy, aren't filling those positions. So, at all costs they are trying not to lay people off."//

AFTER MAUI LAND AND PINEAPPLE'S MAJOR LAYOFFS TWO WEEKS, THE MHLA STEPPED IN TO SEE WHAT THEY COULD DO WHEN LAYOFF DID HAPPEN. REIMANN LEARNED THE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM WOULD MEET WITH EX-WORKERS TO EXPLAIN UNEMPLOYMENT OPTIONS.

CR03: " I'm - like - what are you doing to get those people jobs? So I asked if I could be involved and I reached out to my membership and we got a whole bunch of job openings. So not only did they learn the bad news about unemployment opportunities, but I provided them with some opportunities for jobs. We had over a hundred job listings for those people."

AND FOR THE INDUSTRY, THERE DOWN ECONOMY ALSO SEVRES AS AN OPPORTUNITY - IF YOU'RE A SORT OF GLASS-HALF-FULL KIND OF THINKER.

TV01:"It also gives us an opportunity to reach out to some new markets - and they're all foreign - where their currency holds up to our dollar. We're doing that. We're renewing relationships with Japan wholesalers and the media and agents over there. We've also started production of collateral in Korean and China."

THE CHINESE CONNECTION IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTING TO THE VISITORS BUREAU. BECAUSE OF PRE-OLYMPICS PROMISES, THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WILL ALLOW CHINESE CITIZENS MORE FREEDOM TO TRAVEL TO AND FROM THEIR HOMELAND. FOREIGN MARKETS OFFER AT LEAST A LITTLE MORE HOPE THAN DOMESTIC TRAVEL BECAUSE THE IMPACT OF FUEL PRICES ON TRAVEL PLANS. WITH THAT IN MIND, WE ASKED IF LOCALS WOULD HAVE TO LEARN TO BE MORE ACCOMODATING TO FOREIGNERS - LIKE LEARNING TO SPEAK MORE FOREIGN LANGUAGES - CANADIAN FOR EXAMPLE.

TV02: "ha! We do speak Canadian and it's interesting you bring that up because they are helping to carry us right now. Domestic vosotors are down by 10 percent but foreign visits are up by two percent - year to date - and that's fueled by the Canadian visitors." //

BUT, VENCYL SAYS, PEOPLE FEEL IT'S A BIRTHRIGHT TO TAKE TIME OFF. AND THEY WILL COME. THAT'S WHY NOW - WHEN BUSINESS IS BAD - IS THE TIME TO BE THE REASON FOR PEOPLE TO DREAM

TV04: "But the lack of discretionary spending is going to help people decide where to go? Why to go? How much can they afford to spend to get there? And that's what we need to be out there doing when they make those decisions."

VENCYL IS CONFIDENT THINGS WILL SETTLE DOWN. THEY ALWAYS DO. WHEN IS THE QUESTION OF THE CENTURY. BUT WHEN THINGS CALM DOWN, SHE SAYS THERE WILL BE A NEW NORM FOR MAUI VISITORS - AND THE BUSINESSES THAT SERVE THEM.

TV05: "When this does stabilize - and it will - there will be a new norm. And the new norm will be higher prices with higher expectations."//

SHE SAYS NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE - TO USE THE "DOWN TIME" TO SPRUCE UP PREPERTIES, WORK ON STAFF TRAINING TO ELEVATE THE LEVELS OF SERVICE BECAUSE THAT'S LIKELY WHAT YOUR COMPETITION DOWN THE BEACH IS GOING TO DO. REPORETING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) IF IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOU'VE SEEN HOW MAUI MARKETS MAUI TO THE WORLD, VISIT THE VISITOR'S BUREAU. GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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J: BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT'S BEEN A YEAR SINCE HAWAII SUPERFERRY MADE IT'S FIRST HEAVILY-ATTENDED, LOUDLY PROTESTED TRAFFIC-LANE-REARRANGING MAIDEN BUSINESS VOYAGE TO MAUI. LAST WEEK IN COURT, A QUIET HURDLE WAS PASSED FOR THE BIG ALUMINUM BOAT WHEN A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE FOR FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PLAN FOR TRAFFIC IMPACT WAS ALLOWED TO LAPSE. PART OF THE PROVISIONS OF THAT COMPLAINT - WHILE IT WAS STILL ACTIVE, REQUIRED SIX OFF-DUTY MAUI POLICE OFFICERS TO DIRECT TRAFFIC ANYTIME THE ALAKAI WAS IN PORT AT KAHULUI HARBOR. EVEN THOUGH THAT REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN LIFTED, POLICE CONTINUE TO DIRECT TRAFFIC ON WEEKEND AT THE INTERSECTION OF PU'UNENE AND KA'AHUMANU AVENUES AT THE SUPERFERRY GATE.

(vo) MEANWHILE, THERE'S MORE TRAFFIC TO DIRECT. HAWAII SUPERFERRY REPORTS THAT RIDERSHIP IN JULY JUMPED 40 PERCENT OVER JUNE'S NUMBERS. IN A PRESS RELEASE MONDAY, IT WAS REPORTED THAT VEHICLE TRAFFIC WAS ALSO UP IN JULY - BY MORE THAN A THIRD OVER JUNE. MORE THAN 36,600 PASSENGERS AND 92-HUNDRED CARS AND TRUCKS SAILED BETWEEN MAUI AND O'AHU IN JULY. THAT'S AN AVERAGE OF 390 PASSENGERS AND 99 VEHICLES PER VOYAGE. THE INCREASE COMES ON TOP OF A 20 PERCENT RISE IN RIDERSHIP IN JUNE OVER THE MONTH OF MAY.

(ON-CAM) AND, ACCORDING TO A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE SUPERFERRY - PEOPLE WHO RIDE IT LIKE IT.

(FF-CG-VO) NINETY-TWO PERCENT OF THOSE POLLED RATED THE EXPERIENCE AS "VERY GOOD," THE HIGHEST ON A FOUR-POINT SCALE. NINETY TWO PERCENT SAID THEY HAD A VERY FAVORABLE OPINION OF THE CRAFT AND NINE OUT OF TEN SAID THEY WERE VERY LIKELY TO RIDE AGAIN. ACCORDING TO THE STUDY, IT WAS NEARLY UNANIMOUS THAT RIDERS WOULD RECOMMEND A RIDE TO THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

(on-cam) THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED AMONG PASSENGERS ON-BOARD - 85 PERCENT OF WHOM WERE KAMA'AINA. THE TWO BIGGEST REASONS THEY SAID THEY RODE THE BIG ALUMINUM BOAT: LOWER COST THAN FLYING - AND CURIOSITY, TO SEE WHAT ALL THE BUZZ WAS ABOUT.

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HC: IT WAS ANOTHER END OF AN ERA SATURDAY IN WAILUKU. BUT THIS TIME - INSTEAD OF IT BEING A FAVORITE OLD LOCAL BUSINESS SHUTTING ITS DOORS FOR GOOD - IT WAS THE DOORS ON EIGHT HUGE CONTAINERS THAT SLAMMED SHUT FOR THE LAST E-CYCLING EVENT. MAUI TV NEWS WAS THERE.

(take E-CYCLE PKG) TWO LINES OF TRAFFIC PAITIENTLY WAIT IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OTHERWISE EMPTY PARKING LOT AT WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX. THEY'RE WAITING FOR THE E-CYCLING EVENT TO OPEN...AND THIS IS THE LAST TIME THEY'LL HAVE TO WAIT.

Ron Riccio, Founder, CompuSwap/eCycle

RR01: "The is the last - the latest and greatest - the last event in a 16-event series. Soon we'll have a permanent facility. It'll be on Lower Main Street in Wailuku and it should be up and running toward the end of this year and people will able to bring in their obsolete electronics during normal business hours any time they want."

THE E-CYCLING EVENT HAS EVOLVED INTO A PRETTY SMOOTH OPERATION. AND RICCIO MIGHT MISS IT...BUT THAT'S NOT A TEAR HE'S WIPING, BUT SWEAT. OVER THE YEARS, THE PEOPLE OF MAUI COUNTY HAVE DROPPED A LOAD OF ELECTRONICS.

RR02: "We've basically accumulated 600 tons of hazardous materials that has diverted from our waste stream over that time."

SIX HUNDRED TONS OF PLASTIC, GLASS AND METAL. RICCIO SAYS THE PLASTIC HOUSINGS ON COMPUTERS, TVS AND THE LIKE USUALLY WIND UP AS PLASTIC LUMBER. FOR THINGS LIKE BENCHES AND BANQUET TABLES. AND COMPUTER CHASSIS:

RR03: "The metals can be reused, and your're probably driving around in some computers right now."

RICCIO SAYS HE BELIEVES THE MOVE TO A PERMANCANT E-CYCLING FACILITY WILL BE A SUCCESS BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN DROP OFF OLD GEAR ANY TIME. AND IT'LL BRING A STEADY STREAM OF DROP-OFFERS AS WELL AS SHOPPERS TO THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RE-STORE, WHERE REFURBISHED SYSTEMS WILL BE ON SALE. AT THE E-CYCLING EVENTS, IT ALL HAPPENS AT ONCE AS SALVAGABLE SYSTEMS ARE COLLECTED, MARK TESTS THEIR FUNCTIONALITY AND ABOUT ONE IN FIVE WINDS UP IN THE SALVAGE PILE, READY TO REJOIN THE WORLD FOR A WHILE LONGER.

IT'S BACK-BREAKING WORK IN THE RELENTLESS SUN IN A PARKING LOT ON YOUR DAY OFF...AND HE SAYS HE'SLL MISS IT.

RR04: "Yeah, I'm gonna' miss the guys. This entire program is absolutely impossible without a core group of dedicated volunteers who show up year after year. They show up. They're doing their job. They're happy doing it. It's been an amazing experience for me. It's truly amazing what people can do when they're interested and care." ///

AND AFTER EIGHT YEARS, SIXTEEN EVENTS AND SOME 600 TONS OF E-JUNK NOT IN THELANDFILL, THAT'S A WHOLE LOT OF CARING. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) WE WANT TO CORRECT SOMETHING WE REPORTED ON LAST WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. WE TOLD YOU THAT - FROM NOW ON, YOU COULD TAKE WORN OUT ELECTRONICS TO THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RE-STORE IN WAILUKU. IT TURNS OUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE. WHEN HABITAT'S NEW LOCATION IN WAILUKU IS COMPLETE - LATER THIS YEAR - YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DROP OFF YOUR OLD ELECTRONICS THERE FOR E-CYCLING. UNTIL THEN, ELECTRONICS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE COMMUNITY WORK DAY HEADQUARTERS IN PU'UNENE.


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J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, AS IF LOSING WEREN'T TOUGH ENOUGH - IT WAS THE WAY THAT HAWAIIAN LOST THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP THAT WILL REALLY MAKE YOU GROAN. KALAPANA HAS THE DETAILS - PLUS HIGHLIGHTS OF FORMER WARRIOR COLT BRENNAN'S N-F-L DEBUT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

HC: THEN I'LL BE BACK WITH THE WORD ON FINDING WORDS TO DESCRIBE OUR TIMES. ENTERTAINMENT THAT'S THOUGHT-PROVOKING, LYRICAL, CULTURAL, SOAKING WET AND MORE - ALL COMING UP IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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K: FROM THE THRILL OF VICTORY - TO THE AGONY OF D-Q.

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

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SMOOTH SAILING TO CAPTURE AN EIGHTH STRAIGHT PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIP FOR HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB. INSTEAD - THE CREWS WITH THE BLUE CANOES ARE STINGING FROM LOSING THE CROWN ON - WHAT ONE LANIKAI COACH CALLED "A TICKY TACK CALL."

LANIKAI UPSET THE SEVEN-TIME CHAMPS BY JUST THREE POINTS, WITH A FINAL SCORE OF 355 TO 352 FOR THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

(FF-VO) EARLY IN THE DAY, THINGS WERE ALL-HAWAIIAN AS KEIKI COACH PAUL LU'UWAI KEPT AN EYE ON THE HUGE LEAD HIS YOUNG CREWS WERE BUILDING AT THE 2008 HAWAIIAN CANOE RACING ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA AT KE'EHI LAGOON ON O'AHU.

HAWAIIAN SEEMED TO BE LIVING UP TO FORM, CAPTURING FIRST PLACE IN FIVE OF THE FIRST 10 RACES. AT THAT POINT IT LOOKED LANIKAI WOULD FALL VICTIM TO THE MIGHTY YOUTH PROGRAM OF HAWAIIAN. BUT THEN - ALMOST AS SUDDENLY, AND JUST AS DRAMATICALLY, LANIKAI SURGED BACK WITH STRAIGHT WINS IN MEN’S FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR AND SENIOR RACES. ONE REASON FOR THEIR SURGE WAS THE RETURN OF KAI BARTLETT TO LANAIKAI CANOE CLUB AFTER LIVING ON MAUI AND PADDLING FOR HAWAIIAN THE PAST TWO YEARS.

(on-cam) THE EXHAUSTING SEE-SAW BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO GIANTS SEEMED TO BE TIPPING HAWAIIAN'S WAY, AS THEY LED LANIKAI BY SEVEN POINTS WITH JUST TWO RACES TO GO. BUT THEN - DISASTER - AS HAWAIIAN'S WOMEN'S FORTY CREW WAS DISQUALIFIED FOR A FALSE START. AS IF THAT WEREN'T HEART-BREAKING ENOUGH, THE D-Q COST THEM 11 POINTS. AND THE MATTER WAS THE SUBJECT OF A MEETING THAT LASTED FOR ANOTHER HOUR AFTER THE LAST RACE HAD ENDED. AFTER THE SUN SET - SO DID HAWAIIAN’S CHANCE AT TOTAL 21ST CENTURY DOMINATION. JUDGES COULDN'T AGREE ON A TAPE-REPLAY REVIEW CALL, SO THE ORIGINAL D-Q THAT WAS CALLED DURING THE ACTUAL START - STOOD. THE ELEVEN POINTS WAS ENOUGH TO DROP HAWAIIAN BEHIND LANIKAI - BY THREE.

OUCH! HAWAIIAN HEAD COACH DIANE HO TOOK IT IN STRIDE, SAYING IT'S BEEN A GREAT RUN AND WE CERTAINLY WON'T FOLD BECAUSE OF THIS."

(FF-CG-VO) OVERALL MAUI CREWS DID THEMSELVES PROUD AT THE 2008 WORLD SERIES OF CANOE RACING - I JUST MADE THAT UP, BUT IT SOUNDS PRETTY COOL, HUH? HAWAIIAN WAS BARELY EDGED BY LANIKAI 355 TO 352 IN THE QUAD-A DIVISION. IN TRIPLE-1, KIHEI CANOE CLUB SCORED AN EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE 143 POINTS OVERALL, AND TOOK HOME A PAIR OF MEDALS - A BRONZE IN MEN’S MASTER 60 RACE, AND A SILVER IN MIXED MASTERS 55.

IN DOUBLE-A, MOLOKAI'S WA'AKAPAEMUA CAME IN FOURTH WITH LAE’ULA O KAI AND KAHANA CLOSE BEHIND. AND HERE'S HOW MAUI CREWS FARED IN THE A-DIVISION.

(on-cam) WITH HEADS HELD HIGH AND A TON OF MEDALS FOR THE TROPHY CASE, MAUI'S CREWS CAME HOME SUNDAY. NEXT, THE LONG DISTANCE RACING SEASON GETS UNDER WAY THIS WEEKEND WITH THE DUTCHY KINO CLASSIC. THE WOMEN START EARLY, LEAVING FROM LAUINOPOKO SATURDAY MORNING AROUND 7, HEADING TO MA'ALAEA. AT NINE, THE MEAN LEAVE MA'ALAEA AND RACE THE OTHER DIRECTION. IT ALL BUILDS UP TO THE BIG ONES: NA WAHINE O KA KAI WHEN THE WOMAN CHALLENGE KA'IWI CHANNEL BETWEEN MOLOKA'I AND O'AHU ON SEPTEMBER 28TH. THEN THE MEN TAKE ON THE SAME ROUTE IN THE MOLOKA'I HOE - THIS YEAR ON OCTOBER 12TH.

(VO) AND BEFORE WE GO – IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RECORD-SETTING QUARTERBACK COLT BRENNAN MADE HIS N-F-L DEBUT SUNDAY WITH THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS IN THE HALL OF FAME GAME. HE PLAYED NEARLY FLAWLESSLY, THREW FOR TWO TOUCHDOWNS AND COMPLETED NINE OF HIS 10 PASSES FOR 123 YARDS. VERY IMPRESSIVE!

(on-cam) 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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THERE'S EVERYTHING FROM INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING CONVERSATION TO AN INTRODUCTION TO HULA - AND LOTS MORE IN BETWEEN.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M HOLLY CHUNG.

WAILUKU'S HISTORIC IAO THEATER WILL BE THE SETTING. FORMER POET LAUREATE OF THE UNITED STATES, W.S. MERWIN - AND NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER MAXINE HONG KINGSTON WILL BE JOINED BY CULTURAL TRANSLATOR PUANANI BURGESS TO FILL YOUR MIND WITH AS MANY THOUGHTS AS THEY WILL QUESTIONS IN AN EVENING TITLED "FINDING WORDS FOR OUR TIME." WAR, PEACE, SPIRITUALITY AND OTHER HEADY TOPICS WILL BE PONDERED AND SHARED THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH AT 7 P.M. TICKETS ARE 15 AND 12 DOLLARS.

NEXT WEEK AT THE IAO, A TOTAL SHIFT IN THE TIME SPACE CONTINUUM COMES TO THE THEATER AS ALIENS LAND ON MAUI. DON'T MISS LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT BRIAN PEOPLES' LATEST TONGUE-IN-CHEEK HOMAGE TO BLACK AND WHITE SCI-FI FLICKS IN "MAUI SPACE ALIEN MYSTERY." STARRING MANY OF MAUI'S MOST TALENTED ACTORS, IT'S LIKE A FUN AND FUNNY "B" MOVIE, RIGHT ON STAGE. TICKETS ARE 15 AND 12 DOLLARS.

BALLROOM DANCING. THE VERY NAME MAY CONJURE UP AWKWARD MEMORIES OF THE EIGHTH GRADE. BUT ASK ANYONE WHO'S TRIED IT AND THEY'LL TELL YOU - IT'S A BLAST. THE ALOHA BALLROOM DANCE ACADEMY IS OFFERING BEGINNER FOXTROT AND INTERMEDIATE RUMBA LESSONS ON WEDNESDAY'S THROUGHOUT AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER AT THE KIHEI COMMUNITY CENTER FROM 6-30 TO 9 P.M. REGISTRATIONS IS JUST 25 DOLLARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

OR, IF YOU JUST PREFER TO JUST WATCH MAMMALS MOVING RHYTHMICALLY, THEN CHECK OUT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER'S "NIGHT AT THE REEF" ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 14TH FROM 6 TO 8 P.M. YOU CAN TOUR THE LIVING REEF AND OPEN OCEAN EXHIBITS WHILE ENJOYING COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA AND COOKIES. PUPUS AND BEVERAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE. MAUI OCEAN CENTER'S NATURALISTS WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND SHARE INFORMATION ON MAUI'S FRAGILE CORAL REEFS. ADMISSION IS 24 DOLLARS AND KAMA'AINA RATES ARE AVAILABLE.

"MAUI CALLS" IS THE ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER BENEFITTING THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. THIS YEAR'S EVENT IS SET FOR NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH. THE THEME OF THIS YEAR'S MAUI CALLS IS "CANOES," AND AMONG THE AMAZING AUCTION ITEMS IS A PERSONAL CANOE SURF TRIP WITH LEGENDARY WATERMAN DAVE KALAMA, A CATERED OVERNIGHT SAILING AND DIVING DOUBLE-HULL CANOE TRIP TO MOLOKAI, AND TRIPS TO EXCITING PORTS OF CALL ACROSS THE GLOBE. FOR TICKET INFORMATION, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

THE AWARD-WINNING HALAU KEKUAOKALA'AU'ALA'ILIAHI IS OPENING ENROLLMENT FOR YOUR MEN AND WOMEN. NA KUMU HULA ILIAHI AND HAUNANI PARADES WILL BE ON HAND TO ENROLL BOYS AGE SEVEN THROUGH 18 AND GIRLS AGES FIVE THROUGH 18 ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH, BEGINNING AT 8 A.M. IN THE CAFETERIA AT KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL IN KIHEI.

SAVVY, GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER AND SONGWRITER LISA LOEB BRINGS HER ENGAGING, PHILOSOPHICAL AND TOTALLY ENDEARING MUSICAL STYLE TO THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MACC FOR ONE SHOW AT 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY AUGUST 16TH. SHE'LL BE PERFORMING HER HITS, INCLUDING "I DO" AND "STAY - I MISSED YOU" AS WELL AS CUTS FROM HER NEW RELEASE, "CAMP LISA." OPENING FOR LISA LOEB IS MAUI FAVORITE, GAIL SWANSON. TICKETS ARE 28 DOLLARS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SHOWS, EVENTS AND MORE, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND I'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT SHOWS, EVENTS, AUDITIONS AND OTHER FUN THINGS COMING TO MAUI, SO PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION - AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE - TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUI TV NEWS-DOT COM. I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S REPORT. I'M HOLLY CHUNG AND I'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.


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J: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU CAN WATCH THIS - OR ANY OF OUR FOUR MOST RECENT EDITIONS OF MAUI TV NEWS, ANYTIME ON DEMAND ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

HC: YOU'LL ALSO FIND DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AND MUCH MORE, INCLUDING DETAILS ON HOW TO ORDER A COPY OF ANY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS ON DVD. SO PLEASE LOOK FOR US AT MAUITVNEWS.DOT-COM. AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

J: ALOHA

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