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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for August 13, 2009



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J: THERE WAS A LOT OF DRAMA AS WE EXPECTED A LOT OF WIND AND RAIN...BUT, INSTEAD, WE LEARNED A LOT.

AND WE ALSO LEARNED ABOUT A GREAT DEAL OF LOVE FOR ONE MAN BY HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK, AND WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE UPS AND DOWNS OF MAUI'S REAL ESTATE MARKET. NEWS, SPORTS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS ARE ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING. FOR MORE THAN A WEEK, WE WATCHED THE RISE AND FALL OF FELICIA.

(Turn to cam) FROM A STORM THAT - FOR A TIME - PRESENTED A GENUINE THREAT TO MAUI AS A HURRICANE - TO DISSOLVING INTO A RAPIDLY WANING MIST, THE WHOLE THING TURNED OUT TO BE AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AS MUCH AS A TROPICAL ONE.

(TAKE FELICIA PKG) IT WAS A TALE OF TWO ENTITIES. ON THE RADAR MONDAY MORNING, FEKLICIA WAS STILL A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE. BUT ON THE HORIZON - IT WAS NOTHING BUTY BLUE SKIES AND THE IDYLLIC MAUI VACATION LIFESTYLE. IN FACT, THE ONLY PROOF THESE IKMAGES ARE FROM THIS WEEK ARE THE SAND BAGS AROUND THE LIFEGUARD TOWER. THIS SAME TOWER TOPPED DOWN THE CLIIFF WHEN EROSION TOOK IT IN THE STORM OF DECEMBER, 2007. THEY LEARNED FROM THEIR MISTAKES AND SHORED THINGS UP THIS TIME.

UP THE ROAD IN KIHEI, WHERE KAONOULU STREET - THAT'S ACTUALLY A STREAM - STILL FEEDS INTO A PLACE THAT HASN'T YET RECOVERED FROM THAT 2007 STORM, DOWN THE ROAD, COUNTY CREWS HAVE CLEARED THE GULCH AT KULANIHAKOI - AT LEAST ON THE MAKAI SIDE. MAUKA? STILL NEEDS CLEARING.

WHILE RADAR SHOWED THE STORM SENDING PULSES OF SHOWERS TOWARD MAUI - THEY ALL IMPACTED THE NORTH SHORE - MEANWHILE IN SOUTH MAUI, HALEAKALA STOOD AS A STURDY SENTINEL BLOCKING THE LOW LEVEL TROPICAL DEPRESSION FROM ADVANCING FURTHER.

WE LEARNED A FEW MORE THINGS FROM THIS STORM - LIKE HERE AT ACE HARDWARD IN KIHEI

Jerry Kistler, Asst. Mgr, Ace Hardware, Kihei

JK01: "Main thing we're selling is flashlights, batteries, tarps, propane, propane cylinders for gas grills and things like that."

OF THOSE ITEMS, ONLY PROPANE AND BATTERIES MIGHT HAVE RUN OUT SINCE THE LAST STORM - BUT STILL - HE SAYS - PEOPLE ARE BUYING THEM JUST AS QUICK AS THEY CAN STOCK THEM. WHICH ALSO TELLS US SOMETHING ELSE: THAT PEOPLE DON'T KEEP THINGS LIKE FLASHLIGHTS, TARPS AND PROPANE TANKS FROM ONE STORM TO THE NEXT.

BY TUESDAY MORNING, FELICIA WAS A WHIRLING MIST - PROMPTING ALL THE HONOLULU NEWS CREWS TO CONVERGE ON THE MAYORS OFFICE FOR THE "ALL CLEAR." THAT MESSAGE CAME - ALONG WITH A REPORT FROM A VARIETY OF AGENCIES THAT COMMUNICATION, PREPARATION AND INFORMATION HAD ALL BEEN TESTED AND HAD ALL PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS. MAUI VISITORS BUREAU CHIEF TERRYL VENCYL PRAISED THE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND MAJOR RESORTS AND HOTELS FOR KEEPING GUESTS INFORMED AND AT EASE - ASND SHE THANKED THE MEDIA FOR NOT PAINTING FELICIA AS A MONSTER THAT WOULD SCARE OFF POTENTIAL VISITORS.

THE FACT IS, WHILE THE STORM WAS A MINOR TRAFFIC INCONVENIENCE IN WAILUKU - AND A NUISANCE TO HAT WEARERS IN MA'ALAEA, IN SOUTH MAUI, VISITORS - AND SOME LOCVALS WERE SAYING "STORM? WHAT STORM?" THE LESSON IS BE WARY...AND BE PREPARED...BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES TO STORMS YOU CAN'T ALWAYS DODGE A BULLET.

(ON-CAM TAG) THE PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON IS STILL IN THE EARLY STAGES. BUT, AS OF WEDNESDAY, THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN 10 STORMS THAT HAVE ACHIEVED TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE STRENGTH IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC AND TWO HERE IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC. MEANWHILE, THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON HAS YET TO SEE A TROPICAL STORM THIS YEAR.

(RAINFALL-JULY)(PiP-RAINFALL)

J: IN THE WEATHER BUSINESS, SOME CALL IT "KISSIN' YOUR SISTER" WHEN FORECASTERS SPEND THAT MUCH TIME ON ONE STORM – ONLY TO WATCH IT FIZZLE OUT. WHILE EAST MAUI AND THE NORTH SHORES - INCLUDING KAHAKULOA GOT COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RAIN FROM FELICIA, IT TOOK THE COLLAPSE OF THE STORM FOR THE REST OF MAUI COUNTY TO GET APPRECIABLE AMOUNTS OF PRECIP.

(FF-CG-VO) HEAVY SOAKING RAINS FELL AFTER MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY MORNING - AND BY DAYLIGHT, NORMALLY DRY KIHEI HAD RECEIVED MORE THAN AN INCH AND A QUARTER OF RAIN. OHEO GULCH RECEIVED THREE AND A HALF INCHES OF RAIN OVERNIGHT AND WEST WAILUAIKI NEARLY FOUR INCHES. MORE THAN AN INCH FELL ON KAHO'OLAWE BUT LAHAINA ONLY RECEIVED THREE TENTHS.

(ON-CAM) THE RAINFALL IS CERTAINLY NEEDED AND IT BUCKS THE TREND OF ANOTHER WHAT USED TO BE REFERRED TO AS AN ABNORMALLY DRY SUMMER. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN HONOLULU RELEASED THE STATS FOR JULY AND THERE REALLY WERE NO SURPRISES.

(FF-CG-VO) RAIN GAGES ALONG THE WINDWARD SLOPES OF HALEAKALA AND IN KAHALAWAI SAW NEAR TO ABOVE-AVERAGE RAINFALL IN JULY - WITH WEST WAILUAIKI RECORDING 126 PERCENT OF NORMAL. AND THE POOLS AT OHEO GULCH GOT EVEN DEEPER WITH MORE THAN NINE INCHES OF RAIN.

IN WEST MAUI KAHAKULOA RECORDED ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL AND PU'U KUKUI GOT CLOSER TO NORMAL WITH JUST MORE THAN 23 AND A HALF INCHES OF RAIN IN JULY.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE REST OF MAUI COUNTY RECORDED VERY, VERY LITTLE - WITH KIHEI AND WAIKAPU RECEIVING NARY A DROP IN JULY. KAHULUI AND LAHAINA WERE EXCEPTIONALLY DRY AS WELL.

(ON-CAM) EVEN KAHOOLAWE IS FARING BETTER THAN MOST OTHER SPOTS. THE SEVEN TENTHS OF AN INCH OF RAIN THERE WAS 93 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

(REAL ESTATE)(PiP-ForSaleSign-Sakamoto)

J: DEPENDING ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE IT'S EITHER THE BEST OF TIMES OR THE WORST OF TIMES. REAL ESTATE SALES ON MAUI IN JULY SAW A WIDE RANGE OF UPS AND DOWNS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR - GOOD NEWS OR BAD NEWS - DEPENDING ON IF YOU'RE A BUYER OR A SELLER.

(FF-CG-VO) THE REALTORS ASSOCIATION OF MAUI REPORTS THAT SALES OF CONDOS IN JULY WERE UP 10 PERCENT COMPARED TO JULY OF 2008 - BUT THE MEDIAN SELLING PRICE DROPPED FROM 575,000 LAST YEAR TO 350,000 DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES ALSO DROPPED IN VALUE - THE MEDIAN PRICE FALLING FROM 610,000 DOLLARS LAST YEAR TO 532,000 IN 2009.

MAUI'S LARGEST SINGLE-FAMILY HOME DISTRICT IS CENTRAL MAUI. IN JULY THIS YEAR 19 HOMES SOLD COMPARED TO 39 LAST YEAR - BUT THE MEDIAN PRICE ROSE FROM JUST MORE THAN 400,000 DOLLARS LAST YEAR TO MORE THAN A HALF-MILLION THIS YEAR.

HAIKU EXPERIENCED A JUMP IN SALES AND VALUE - WITH SEVEN SALES LAST MONTH FOR A MEDIAN VALUE OF 888,000 DOLLARS COMPARED TO JUST THREE SALES AT A LOWER MEDIAN VALUE LAST YEAR.

(ON-CAM) THE MEDIAN IS A POINT AT WHICH HALF THE SALES WERE FOR MORE AND HALF WERE FOR LESS, MEANING THE FIGURE CAN BE INFLUENCED QUITE A BIT BY THE MIX OF HOMES SOLD IN A COMMUNITY. FOR EXAMPLE, LAST YEAR IN JULY, 17 CONDOS SOLD IN THE MAKENA-WAILEA AREA AT A MEDIAN PRICE OF 2-POINT-FOUR MILLION DOLLARS. THIS YEAR IN THE SAME DISTRICT IN JULY, THERE WERE ONLY EIGHT SALES AND THE MEDIAN PRICE WAS “JUST” 711,000 DOLLARS.

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J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, "A COAT OF ALOHA." A MAUI MAN FINDS OUT WHO IS FRIENDS REALLY ARE. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS. AND, WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE BEACH - PRE-FELICIA, WHERE DOLPHIN SIGHTINGS WERE GUARANTEED. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(COAT OF ALOHA)(PiP-MIKE MARZKE)

J: THEY SAY A PERSON IS TRULY BLESSED IF HE CAN COUNT THE NUMBER OF TRUE FRIENDS ON ONE HAND. WELL, FOR ONE MAUI MAN - IT'LL TAKE BOTH OF HIS HANDS - AND FEET AND MORE TO COUNT THE NUMBER OF FRIENDS WHO CAME TOGETHER TO PUT ON A COAT OF ALOHA.

(TAKE MARZKE PKG) FROM HERE THIS LOOKS LIKE AN ORDINARY FAMILY HOME - THAT OBVIOUSLY HAS KIDS - AND FRIENDS. BUT FROM THIS POINT ON, THERE'S NOTHING ORDINARY ABOUT THIS STORY. WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ARE THE FINISHING TOUCHES OF A COMMUNITY-SUPPLIED, FRIEND-CONCEIVED HOME MAKEOVER, INSIDE AND OUT. MIKE AND LAURA MARZKE HAVE LIVED HERE FOR SEVEN YEARS. THEY'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR EIGHT. BUT A FEW MONTHS AGO, THEIR ENTIRE LIFE TURNED AROUND.

Laura Marzke, wife

LM02: "In April we found out that he had a very rare, rare cancer in a very unusual place. We went to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to confirm the Maui pathology. Then we went back in July and Mikie had a major surgery done. I can tell you that it was his urethra that runs through the prostate, the prostate itself and his bladder. He had 38 lymph nodes pulled - and only one of them was cancerous. Then he had part of his small intestine removed and reconstructed into an internal, new bladder."

LAURA'S OLD COLLEGE ROOMMATE, ROBIN PILUS, HAD AN IDEA THAT MIGHT HELP MIKE AND LAURA SETTLE INTO A NEW ROUTINE BECAUSE THE OLD ONE WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

Robin Pilus, Best Friend

RP01: "Because I've known Laura for so long - and I know how to work her - I said, well, Laura, I have an idea. It might not be a good idea but I have an idea. I knew she would need to embrace it to make it happen. I said, would you consider having a few friends come in a paint your house. Because she's got all this beautiful artwork that she and Mikie had before they moved over here to Kulipu'u seven years ago - and they've never put it up because they have little kids and they didn't want it to get wrecked. I said, wouldn't it be cool if Mikie came in and saw all of his artwork on the walls and everything had a fresh coat of paint and everything really looked beautiful."

LAURA SAID SHE NEEDED TO THINK ABOUT IT AND SHE DID - FOR ABOUT EIGHT SECONDS - THEN TOLD HER FRIEND ANNIE GOMES ABOUT IT.

RP02: "And within about eight hours, Annie had all the paint donated, and she had talked with Patrick who agreed to do the whole thing. Then we sent out an emial - and that was on Tuesday. This is Saturday. Mikie comes home today at 4 o'clock - and it's just been a miracle."

"PATRICK" IS PATRICK YOUNG, A PROFESSIONAL MAUI PAINTER. YOUNG'S NEIGHBOR, ANNIE GOMES, ASKED IF HE MIGHT BE INCLINED TO DONATE A LITTLE PAINT AND A MAYBE A LITTLE LABOR TO HELP SPRUCE UP THE MARZKE HOME AS A SURPRISE BEFORE MIKE GETS HOME. HE WOUND UP DOING A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT.

Patrick Young, Owner, Patrick Young Painting

PY01: ...a little bit (LIKE WHAT)...Uh, the interior of the whole house."

BETWEEN TUESDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY, IT WAS LIKE A SPED-UP VERSION OF EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION. THE ENTIRE HOUSE WAS TAPED OFF, AND PRIMED, THEN PAINTED. THE OUTSIDE WAS POWER-WASHED. STELLA BLUES AND SHAKA PIZZA DONATED FOOD AND THE COMMUNITY JUST KEPT WORKING UNTIL THE JOB WAS DONE. SHERWIN WILLIAMS DONATED THE PAINT - AND THE TOTAL JOB WAS WORTH MORE THAN 85-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

BY NOON SATURDAY, IT WAS DOWN TO THE FINISHING TOUCHES - AND THE CLEANUP. BUT WITH MIKE DUE HOME IN LESS THAN FOUR HOURS, WOULD THEY MAKE IT? WITH FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS FROM BLUE HAWAIIAN HELICOPTERS WHERE MIKE IS A MECHANIC. NEIGHBORS AND STRANGERS - BRINGING THEIR TIME, THEIR MUSCLE, FOOD AND THEIR ALOHA, YOU BET THEY'LL MAKE IT.

LM01: "Humbling, blessed and amazed at the amount of people who came out to help this project happen. It was an idea last Sunday and it morphed into all of these volunteers, and two of my very good crazy friends, Annie Gomes and Robin Pilus, putting together what you see here today."

Annie Gomes, Best Friend

AG01: "There was a whole community effort and I was just running the 'child camp' which was fun. I got to eat macaroni and cheese and watch the Disney Channel. I definitely got off with the easy end. I got some sleep, while I don't think a lot of people here did."

FAST FORWARD TO 3-45 AND JUST LOOK. THE PICTURES ARE UP, THE BED IS MADE, AND ARTWORK BY DAUGHTER MARY AND SON MIKE JUNIOR ADORN THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE. THAN, AS FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND STRANGERS GATHER - HERE'S COMES THE TRUCK - AND, IN EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER FASHION, A CHANT ARISES

(MOVE THAT VAN! MOVE THAT VAN)

AND JUST LIKE ON TV, THE VAN IS MOVED AND MIKE IS WELCOME TO HIS SPARKING HOME. AFTER A FEW HUGS FROM EVERYONE, MIKE GOT THE CHANCE TO TOUR IS COMPLETELY REPAINTED AND DECORATED HOME - TAKING IN SIGHTS HE HADN'T SEEN IN YEARS. WHEN HE GOT THE CHANCE TO SLOW DOWN FOR A MOMENT, MIKE TOLD US, AS YOU MIGHT GUESS, THAT THIS WAS A LITTLE OVERWHELMING.

Mike Marzke, Very Grateful

MM01: "Totally overwhelming. I had no expectation of this. I just planned on coming home and resting. This is...this is unreal. This is unreal. My wife worked so hard - all my friends. I just can't believe it."

AS EVERYONE GOT SET TO HEAD HOME AND LEAVE MIKE, LAURA AND THE KIDS TO GET THAT MUCH-NEEDED REST, THERE WERE HUGS AND TEARS AND A CHANCE TO PONDER WHAT WAS TAKING PLACE TODAY.

LM03: "I'm very - very grateful for what's happening today. I think just taking care of each other - as neighbors - and as a community is more important right now than ever."///

PY02: "The best part of it is that people are hurting so much here on Maui that I think we've lost track of helping people, you know, and when people come together like this to help somebody - because we're grateful for what we have and for where we live - it brings people together and we all start looking at life in a different way. And that's the big message."

AG02:" It really is a coming of so many people and it's not just this family - it's a sign of the times that so many people that need a hand. Reach out if you have a talent, if you have a gift. Use it. Share it. Because, like the Marzke family will vouch for, just a little effort - a little aloha is going to change your life."

JUST LIKE ON TV, ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO SAY...WELCOME HOME MARZKE FAMILY. WELCOME HOME.

(ON-CAM TAG) HOALOHA, KOKUA AND LAULIMA...THAT'S ABOUT AS CLOSE AS MOST OF US WILL EVER COME TO SEEING THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ALOHA.

(SAND SCULPTING)(PiP-DOLPHIN)

J: THIRTY-NINE CONTESTANTS, SIX JUDGES, FIVE CATEGORIES, TWO HOURS AND ONE THING ON EVERYBODY'S MIND: DOLPHINS.

(TAKE SAND SCULPTING PKG) LAST SATURDAY AT KEAWAKAPU BEACH IN KIHEI, YOU'D NEVER KNOW THAT THEN-STILL-HURRICANE FELICIA WAS HEADED OUR WAY. IT WAS BEACH BUSINESS AS USUAL...BUT A BIT MORE CROWDED THAN USUAL DUE TO A HIGH NUMBER OF BEACHED DOLPHINS.

THE PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL WILD DOLPHIN SAND SCULPTING CONTEST DREW CONTESTANTS FROM HERE - AND THOSE ON VACATION HERE. LOCAL LINDSEY RANKS AND HER FRIEND MADISON LAMONTAGNA FROM ALBERTA CANADA SAID THEY'VE BEEN PREPARING FOR TODAY WITH A SPECIFIC DESIGN READY TO GO.

Lindsey Ranks, Madison Lamontagna - team

LR01: "Yes. We practiced every day for the past two days what we're going to do on the beach and then we modified it most of the time and then we did our final thing - which was good."

WHILE MUCH OCEAN FROLIC TOOK PLACE - THERE WAS NO DOUBT THAT MANY OF THESE CONTESTANTS WERE FOCUSED AND DEDICATED TO REALISM, HUMOR AND CREATIVITIY...WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THE JUDGES WERE LOOKING FOR.

Israel Montalvo, Judge

IM01: "Looking for the shape and how original - creativity, funniest..."

AND MAYBE IT WAS THE ALOHA, THE WAVE, OR THE SURFBOARD - BUT IT IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR THIS JUDGE TO PICK HIS FAVORITE

IM02: "I think number 3, this one here, is one of the best ones. I think they're going to be the winners."

OTHER CONTESTANTS PULLED OUT ALL THE STOPS, TOO, TO IMPRESS THE JUDGES - INCLUDING THE RUPENTHAL AND THOMAS FAMILIES WHO BUILT A VOLCANO - MADE IT PRETTY...THEN MADE IT ERUPT.

ALL IN ALL, IT WAS ONE OF THOSE "EVERYONE'S A WINNER" KIND OF DAYS - BUT JUST TO MAKE IT OLFFICIAL, LINDSAY AND MADISON'S SISTER JILLIAN WON FOR 12 AND UNDER, THE PUSHCKOR AND ALEXANDER FAMILY WERE REWARDED FOR MOST REALISTIC - THE VOLCAN CAPTURED THE MOST CREATIVE PRIZE FOR THE GIRLS AND THE ILES FAMILY, VISITING FROM WASHINGTON, WON BEST OVERALL ENTRY. FOR THAT THEY RECEIVE A PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION WILD DOLPHIN ADVENTURE CRUISE.

EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WON SOMETHING AND THE CROWD - WHO DIDN'T HAVE TO DO ANY OF THE WORK - CAME OUT AHEAD, TOO...CUZ IT WAS ANOTHER MORNING OF FREE MAUI ENTERTAINMENT ON THE BEACH.

(ON-CAM TAG) THE PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST - BESIDES FUN - IS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT WILD DOLPHINS FOUND IN THE WATERS AROUND MAUI. IT'S SPONSORED BY THE PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION. AND IT'S ALSO HELD TO CELEBRATE A 2002 MAUI COUNTY LAW THAT BANNED THE PUBLIC DISPLAY OF CAPTIVE WHALES AND DOLPHINS - MEANING THE MAMMALS WILL ALWAYS LIVE WILD AND FREE.

B-TOSS-C

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT'S TIME FOR FOOTBALL. GREAT FANS AND GREAT NEWS MEAN ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR M-I-L FOOTBALL IS ABOUT TO KICK OFF. AND, FROM MAUI CALLS TO ZIGGY AND FAMILY TIME, WE'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING COMING UP IN COMING ATTRACTIONS. IT'S ALL ON MAUI TV NEWS WHEN WE COME BACK.

(C-BLOCK) (Sports)

J: TAKING A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS THIS WEEK, IT WAS KOKUA TO THE MAX AS MORE THAN 30,000 DOLLARS IN DONATIONS SAVED THE REGULAR SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE UNDER THE LIGHTS FOR THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE. BECAUSE OF BUDGET CUTBACKS, HALF OF THIS YEAR'S SATURDAY NIGHT GAMES WERE MOVED TO DAYTIME TO SAVE MONEY ON ELECTRICITY. NOW, WITH DONATIONS OF A THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH FROM 20 INDIVIDUALS AND 10,000 DOLLARS FROM KEAKA ROBINSON OF MAUI LINEN SUPPLY, 19 OF THE 20 NORMALLY-NIGHTTIME GAMES WILL STILL GET TO BE PLAYED AT NIGHT. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS THE KAMEHAMEHA-LAHAINALUNA GAME ON OCTOBER 24TH - WHICH WILL BE PLAYED AT THE LUNAS'S FIELD AT 1-30 THAT DAY - AND THAT'S BECAUSE THE FIELD HAS NO LIGHTS. INCIDENTALLY, IF THAT NAME "ROBINSON" SOUNDS FAMILIAR, IT SHOULD. KEAKA ROBINSON'S SON IS JORDAN PUU-ROBINSON, THE BALDWIN ALL-STAR WHO GRADUATED LAST YEAR AND IS NOW PLAYING FOR WASHINGTON STATE.

FOR THE M-I-L, THE PRE-SEASON GETS UNDERWAY FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN KALAHEO FROM O'AHU VISITS KING KEKAULIKE AT NA ALII STADIUM AT SEVEN. SATURDAY NIGHT ANUENUE VISITS KAMEHAMEHA MAUI AT 6 O'CLOCK AND THE BALDWIN BEARS HOST KAILUA AT 7 AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.

TURNING TO COMING ATTRACTIONS, DO YOU HEAR IT? HUNDREDS WILL HEAR IT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN "MAUI CALLS." IT'S ANNUAL MAJOR FUNDRAISER FOR THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER AND IT TAKES OVER THE GREAT LAWN AT THE MACC WITH AMAZING FOOD, NON-STOP ENTERTAINMENT, DANCING, LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS AND LOTS OF PRIZES. TICKETS ARE 175 DOLLARS AND TABLE SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

NO DOUBT THAT - IF YOU'RE A FAN OF NO DOUBT, THEN YOU’VE HEARD OF MATT COSTA. HE'S A SINGER-SONGWRITER WHO HAS BEEN OPENING FOR NO DOUBT ON THEIR VERY SUCCESSFUL U.S. TOUR - INCLUDING TWO SOLD-OUT SHOWS IN HONOLULU. NOW HE'S COMING TO MAUI FOR HIS OWN HEADLINING GIG FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE HARD ROCK CAFE IN LAHAINA. THE SHOW STARTS AT 9, YOU MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND AND TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS.

THEN SATURDAY MORNING, GRAB YOUR OWNER AND HEAD FOR KALAMA PARK IN KIHEI. IT'S THE MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY'S "BARK IN THE PARK" FUNDRAISER FROM 8 UNTIL FOUR. ADMISSION IS FREE, AND THERE WILL BE ALL SORTS OF DELICIOUS THINGS ON SALE WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITTING THE ADOPTION PROGRAMS OF THE MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY. THERE WILL ALSO BE LIVE MUSIC - AND LOTS OF WAYS FOR YOU TO EXPRESS YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY'S GOOD WORK.

OR, IF YOU'RE IN THE MOOD TO SIT, STAY AND TAP YOUR FOOT, HEAD TO WAILUKU FOR HEIVA I MAUI - MAUI POLYNESIAN TAHITI FETE. SOLO AND GROUP DANCING AND DRUMMING TAKE CENTER STAGE AT THE WAR MEMORIAL GYM IN WAILUKU FOR TWO DAYS OF HEART-POUNDING RHYTHMS AND EYE-POPPING COLORS AND COSTUMES. TICKETS ARE 20 DOLLARS FOR A TWO-DAY PASS OR 10 DOLLARS A DAY.

THE OBON SEASON CONTINUES AND THIS SATURDAY NIGHT THE DANCING WILL BE IN CENTRAL MAUI. THE KAHULUI JODO MISSION WILL HOLD AN OBON SERVICE IN THE TEMPLE JUST BEFORE DANCING BEGINS AT 8 P.M. FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

SUNDAY THE BUSIEST MAN ON MAUI WON'T BE FROM MAUI - BUT HE'LL BE ALL OVER MAUI. HE'S ZIGGY MARLEY AND HE'LL BE PLAYING TWO EVENTS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. THE FIRST IS A BENEFIT FOR THE PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION'S "NO CHILD LEFT INDOORS" FUND. IT'S A FAMILY TIME PARTY FROM 11-30 TIL 12-30 AT THE MAUI PRINCE HOTEL IN MAKENA. ZIGGY WILL BE PERFORMING SONGS FROM HIS NEW CHILDREN'S ALBUM "FAMILY TIME." TICKETS ARE ONLY FIVE DOLLARS FOR CHILDREN AND 8 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS. KEIKI UNDER TWO ARE ADMITTED FREE.

THEN ZIGGY PICKS UP A FEW CLOSE FRIENDS - ALONG WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND MELLOW FANS, AND EVERYONE HEADS TO WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM FOR AN AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF WORLD-CLASS REGGAE. GATES OPEN AT THREE, THE MUSIC STARTS AT FOUR AND INCLUDES JOSEPH ISRAEL AND THE JERUSALEM BAND, ZION, BLACK DIAMON, MARTY DREAD - AND, OF COURSE, ZIGGY MARLEY. TICKETS ARE 35 DOLLARS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION AND VIP SEATING, INCLUDING FOOD AND BEVERAGE - IS 80 DOLLARS. FOR DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM.

IF YOU LIVE UPCOUNTRY OR IN SOUTH MAUI AND LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY, THEN THERE ARE LOCAL MEETINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. NEXT TUESDAY THE KIHEI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IS HOLDING THEIR MONTHLY MEETING STARTING AT SIX AT THE KIHEI COMMUNITY CENTER. THERE ARE A LOT OF TOPICS ON THE AGENDA FROM THE PROPOSED ALCOHOL BAN AT CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH TO WHERE OCEAN-RELATED COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE ALLOWED. OF COURSE THERE'S NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION, BUT THEY DO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE ATTENDING TO BRING A CAN OF FOOD FOR THE MAUI FOOD BANK.

THEN THURSDAY NIGHT THE KULA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IS HOLDING THEIR GENERAL MEETING FROM 7 TO 9 AT THE KULA COMMUNITY CENTER. THE TOPIC: WATER...WATER FROM ALL SORTS OF ANGLES INCLUDING DROUGHT DECLARATIONS, WATER METERS, IN-STREAM-FLOW ALLOCATIONS AND AT THE ROOT OF THEM ALL - THE WATER SUPPLY ITSELF. EXPERTS WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVE KYLE YAMASHITA, COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER MIKE VICTORINO, WATER DEPARTMENT DEPUTY DIRECTOR ERIC YAMASHIGE AND PLANNING CONSULTANT CARL FREEDMAN. EDUCATIONAL, HELPFUL AND THE FREE REFRESHMENTS INCLUDE - WATER.

AND NEXT FRIDAY, OF COURSE, IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HAWAII'S STATEHOOD. IT'S ALSO THE 50TH REUNION CELEBRATION OF THE BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959. AND THE MAUI HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 IS HOLDING A PARTY FOR THEIR GRADUATES WHO TURN 50 THIS YEAR.

FOR DETAILS ON THESE EVENTS - 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 A LOOK AT COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

(D Block)

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