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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning August 14, 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.

(Headlines-VO)

J: IN A YEAR THAT'S SEEN ONE ECONOMIC TRAGEDY AFTER ANOTHER, SOME FOLKS SAY THEY SEE HOPE IN THEIR FUTURE.

HC: A HOPEFUL FUTURE FOR HOME OWNERSHIP GOT A BOOST THIS WEEKEND AS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GOT A HEAD START ON A HOUSE IN A SHOPPING CENTER.

J: AND IT WAS A MAGICAL DAY ON 8/8/08 FOR DOZENS OF BABY TURTLES. SCENES FROM THEIR BIRTHDAY ON THE BEACH THIS WEEK.

HC: IN SPORTS, THE LONG-DISTANCE CANOE PADDLING SEASON GOT UNDERWAY THIS WEEK. AND WE MEAN LONG! KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND FROM ALL-TIME FAVORITE LOCAL STARS TO CHERISHED SPIRITUAL ICONS - HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THEM ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

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. IN THIS WEEK FOR JULIE Y. SO FAR THIS YEAR, THE STATE'S RAPID RESPONSE TEAM HAS NOT ONLY BEEN RAPID. THEY'VE BEEN BUSY.

(Turn to cam) BUT THEIR ONCE-UNPLEASANT, BUT NECESSARY, JOB OF EXPLAINING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS HAS EXPANDED. NOW IT'S TURNING INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOPE. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING KICKS OFF OUR COVERAGE.

(Take Job Fair Pkg) IT WAS TRULY ONE OF THOSE "BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR" KINDS OF THINGS.

Jampes P. Hardway, ASpec. Assist to Dir, DLIR

JH01: "One of the things we were discussing earlier is that at this time last year, our number one concern was 'how do we find ag workers for the local farmers.'" ///

NOW THERE ARE PLENTY - LISTENING TO THE STATE'S LABOR DEPARTMENT RAPID RESPONSE TEAM EXPLAIN THEIR FUTURE OPTIONS, WHILE CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE WAIT FOR THEIR TURN AT THE LAHAINA DMV MONDAY MORNING. THE CLOSED DOOR SESSION WAS THE LATEST IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S BUSY RAPID RESPONSE SCHEDULE. AND, IN ADDITION TO BEING A LOT BUSIER, RESPONDERS ARE ALSO RESPONDING DIFFERENTLY.

JH02: "The difference is - and this is something we learned with Aloha Airlines. Rapid response needs to be much more than just discussions of unemployment and workforce development. You have to have this discussion of health care. You have to have this discussion of mental health. You have to have this discussion of bringing employers into the fold that are sort of looking at this job fair."///

WHILE A JOB FAIR MAY CONJURE UP IMAGES OF MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATIONS AND COLORFUL DISPLAYS, THIS ONE WAS DOWN TO BUSINESS.

A DAY LIKE IS IS A SAD ONE FOR HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR DIANE LOUI, WHO HAS WORKED WITH SO MANY OF THESE PEOPLE FOR SO MANY YEARS, BUT SHE WAS MOVED BY THE WAY THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER WHEN NEWS OF THE LAYOFFS HIT

Diane Loui, HR Dir., Maui pineapple Co.

DL01: "As soon as the news went out about Maui Pineapple and Maui Land layoff people, we had numerous support. Companies called us too see if we had workers because they had jobs available.

THEN SHE WENT TO WORK ORGANIZING TODAY'S EVENT. SHE ARRANGED FOR THE ROOM, MADE SURE ALL THE SUPERVISORS MADE SURE THEIR WORKERS WOULD ATTEND, THEN GOT ON THE PHONE WITH POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS AND SOMEHOW MADE SURE ALL OF THIS WOULD TAKE PLACE ON THE SAME DAY.

DL02: "So we had the rapid reponse in the morning then the job fair. With what employers called us, we signed them up to come to the job fair// along with Kevin - he brought his - //And for the employers who couldn't come, we had them fax us their jobs that they had available so we could pass them out to the employees."

LOUI ESTIMATES THE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE JOBS AT MORE THAN 200. AND, THEY FIT. SHE MADE SURE THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE FOR JOBS THAT THE LAID-OFF WORKERS ARE QUALIFIED TO TAKE.

Tena Monden, Owner, Kula Country Farms

TM01: "Right now we're here today looking for farm labor to work in our fields to harvest our strawberries. We have raspberries, blueberries, corn. Just people to come in and work in our fields."

TENA MONDEN SAYS LABOR IS TOUGH TO FIND. SO TOUGH THEY'VE HAD TO CONTRACT LABOR FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. IRONICALLY, BECAUSE MAUI LAND AND PINEAPPLE HAD SNATCHED UP ALL THE GOOD WORKERS.

TM02: "But with Maui Land and Pine - we lose a lot of our laborers to Maui Land and Pine - but since they're laying them off maybe we'll get some of them back on our farm so we won't have to contract so we don't have to contract out to other countries and we can hire local."

AND WITH THE VARIETY OF CROPS, THESE ARE FULL-TIME YEAR-ROUND JOBS, NOT JUST SEASONAL. AS APPLICATIONS WERE FILLED OUT, AND LOTS OF QUESTIONS FLEW AROUND THE ROOM, WE ASKED SOME OF THE LAID-OFF WORKERS IF THEY THOUGHT THINGS WOULD WORK OUT.

Melva Clarion, Laid off ML&P, 17 year Honolua Truck Driver

MC01: "I Hope so."

Yolanda Nasilai, 17-year Tractor-Trailer Driver

YN01: "Yes, I see it as a hopeful day for most of us."

WORKERS WE SPOKE TO WERE GRATEFUL FOR THE THE INFORMATION ON THIS DAY - AS WELL AS THE ARRAY OF RAYS OF HOPE. BUT, AS ONE LAID-OFF VETERAN WORKER TOLD US, IT WAS ALSO A DAY THEY DREADED.

YN02: "For me, I always had the feeling someday it will come. We was expecting it...in a way. We just didn't know when."

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

(on-cam tag) THE LABOR DEPARTMENT'S RAPID RESPONSES THIS YEAR HAVE FOLLOWED LAY OFFS AT KONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, NORTH HAWAII COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, ALOHA AIRLINES, THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER AND SEA LIFE PARK. THEY CAN ONLY RESPOND IF THE LAYOFF AFFECTS 50 OR MORE EMPLOYEES.


(Habitat)(PiP-Habitat Banner)

J: AMONG THE MANY TRAUMATIC THINGS PEOPLE GO THROUGH WHEN LOSING A JOB THEY'VE HELD SO LONG IS THE TERRIFYING THOUGHT OF LOSING ONE'S HOME. THAT'S WHY NOW - MORE THAN EVER - AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS SUCH A CRITICAL NEED. LAST WEEKEND, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MADE SOME BIG STRIDES TOWARD MEETING THAT NEED.

(VO) IT MAY NOT BE BUILT EXACTLY TO CODE AND SPECS, BUT THE HOUSE ON THE STAGE IN THE MALL IS A STAUNCH AND STURDY SYMBOL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM.

Sherri Dodson, Exec. Dir, Habitat for Humanity

SD02: "What we're asking people to do is to give a donation to buy a brick. And the councilmen are actually putting those bricks on the house on the stage. Because that's what it takes. It takes a lot of people donating a lot of time and money to allow us to be able to build homes for our deserving families."

IT WAS A HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD-A-THON SATURDAY AT QUEEN KA'AHUMANU SGHOPPING CENTER. A BUILDATHON IS KINDA LIKE A WALK ATHON, EXCEPT YOU DON'T WALK. YOU DON'T ACTUALLY BUILD, EITHER. IN FACT, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN CALLED A GIVE A THON...BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. BUT, THEY'RE NEW AT THIS.

SD01: "Actually this is our first year. We were at Ka'ahumanu center last year but we were just asking for money. this is a much better idea and people are giving a lot. We're very excited."

COUNTY COUNCILMEMBERS BILL MADIEROS AND MIKE MOLINA DID THEIR BEST TO DRUM UP SUPPORT - JOINED BY KPOA'S ALAKA'I WHO KEPT THINGS GOING, WHILE YOUNG BUILDERS HONED THEIR CARPENTRY SKILLS AND BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FILLED THE CENTER. LAST YEAR, HABITAT HAD JUST ONE TABLE AND JUST A DONATION JAR

SD03: "I think we made just a couple hundred dollars."

AND THIS YEAR, WITH AN ORGANIZED EVENT

SD03B:" We're going to make over a thousand dollars. Yeah, that's fantastic. That buys a lot of materials for a house."

ON AUGUST 23RD, THEY HOPE TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON TWELVE HOMES STARTED JUST ABOUT A YEAR AGO IN WAIEHU KOU 4. THEY'RE ALSO FINISHING TWO HOMES IN KULA. CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS HELP TREMENDOUSLY, BUT IT'S THE SWEAT EQUITY OF THE NEW HOMEOWNERS AND THE OUTPOURING OF A GENEROUS COMMUNITY THAT MADE THE FIRST HABITAT FOR HUMANITY A SUCCESS THEY HOPE TO BUILD ON.

(on-cam tag) IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP, THEY'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, BUT - IF YOU HAVE SOME - THAT'S EVEN BETTER. FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(BigBro/Partnership)

HC: GROWING UP ON AN ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN, MAUI'S YOUTH HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT INSULATED FROM THE KINDS OF PROBLEMS FACED BY YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE MAINLAND. WELL, NOT ANY MORE. SO BIG BROTHER BIG SISTERS HAS FORMED A MAJOR PARTNERSHIP TO HELP TACKLE A MONSTER PROBLEM. JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take BBBS/Partnership Pkg) ("Brittany" - testimony-Partnership)

HER NAME IS BRITTANY, AND SHE'S NOT FROM MAUI. BUT HER STORY IS ONE ALL TOO MANY FAMILIES ON MAUI CAN RELATE TO. IT'S PART OF THE ANTI-METH CAMPAIGN MOUNTED BY THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG FREE AMERICA. THEY HAVE JOINED WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MAUI COUNTY TO TAKE IMPORTANT STEPS TO GANG UP ON THE EPIDEMIC. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MELISSA ROSS GIVE US THE BACKGROUND.

Melissa Ross, Exec. Dir., BigBorBigSis MauiCounty

MR01: "About eight months ago we began noticing a lot of kids coming into our agency talking about ice, crystal meth, marijuana - Their parents were doing dugs, or they knew someone who was abusing drugs so we decided we were going to look into what grants were out there that would apply to us just to kind of educate ourselves, educate our "bigs" and educate our kids, openly, about drugs."

THEY FOUND THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG FREE AMERICA, AND THEY FOUND THEIR MESSAGE WAS JUST WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR

("The Talk" - :30 PSA)

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS LIKE THIS ARE DIFFERENT THAN COMMERCIALS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO CONVINCE YOU TO BUY SOMETHING. INSTEAD, THEY TAKE A VERY REAL PROBLEM AND MAKE YOU THINK.

("Forest" 30 PSA)

MAUI TV NEWS AND TELEVISION STATIONS ACROSS THE STATE WILL BE AIRING THE ANNOUNCEMENTS BUT, AS ROSS POINTS OUT, THAT WAS JUST PART OF THE CHALLENGE.

MR02: And then we said, we need to do something about the parents because the parents need to be aware of this as well. So the Institute for Family Enrichment - which is located here on Maui - they facilitate parent nurturing classes. So we're going to be offring parent nurturing classes in Hana, Moloka'i, Lahaina and Wailuku.///And basically, parents can come - it's a 12-week course - 12-14 week course where they'll be facilitated on how to go to a parent teacher conference, how to see the signs of substance abuse in the kids. More to do with nurturing - what to do with your child's self esteem, or to help them not feel inadequate - fighting in front of them and so forth."

THEY'LL ALSO BE WORKING WITH MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY'S BEST PROGRAM, WHERE FORMER DRUG USERS - WHO HAVE DONE THEIR PRISON TIME, DO THEIR BEST TO HELP KIDS NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES THEY DID. AND THEY DO THAT BY CONNECTING.

MR03: "During the day they'll come here. It's a supervised visit where they work with the kids. They teach the kids hula. They teach them the haka. They teach them about the land, about Hawaiian cluture which is extremely important because about 80 percent of our kids are Hawaiian. But they also bring to life what it's like being in prison. And they bring to life what drug abuse is."

THERE'S AN ENTIRE ARSENAL OF ANTI-DRUG WEAPONS, INCLUDING TRAINING MATERIALS, REAL-LIFE STORIES, POWER POINT PRESENTATUIONS PACKED WITH SHOCKING STATISTICS AND SHOCKING PICTURES - ALL EFFECTIVE, BUT THE REAL WORK WILL STILL HAVE TO BE DONE BY PEOPLE, ONE-ON-ONE. AND THAT'S SOMETHING BIG BROTHER BIG SISTERS DOES BEST.

THE OLD SAYING SAYS IT TAKES AN ENTIRE VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD. THE 2008 VERSION OF THAT ADDS THE ALLIANCE OF COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES TO GIVE KIDS THEIR BEST SHOT AT GROWING UP DRUG FREE. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) HOW EFFECTING ARE THE PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGES? RESEARCH SHOWS THAT IF A CHILD HEARS ONE ANTI-DRUG MESSAGE A DAY, THAT CHILD IS 38 PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO USE DRUGS. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE SURE THAT MESSAGE IS HEARD IN YOUR HOME, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, 8-8-08 WAS A LUCKY DAY AROUND THE WORLD FOR HUMANS - AND FOR A BUNCH OF LOCAL REPTILES. A HONU EA HANAU WHEN WE COME BACK.

HC: AND, IT'S A BIRTHDAY FOR THE ENTIRE STATE, TOO. BUT NOT EVERYONE FEELS LIKE CELEBRATING HAS HAWAII TURNS 49. DETAILS UP NEXT.

J: PLUS, A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS SOME LOCAL STUDENTS THANKS, IN PART, TO THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN PADDLING. WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(Turtle nest)(PiP-Honu Ea keiki)

HC: NEW LIFE. THERE'S NOTHING MORE PRECIOUS. AND WHEN IT'S A BIRTHDAY FOR A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED CREATURE THAT WILL FOREVER CALL MAUI - HOME, IT'S EVEN THAT MUCH MORE PRECIOUS. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING TAKES US TO A HONU EA HANAU.

(Take turtle pkg) IT'S FRIDAY AFTERNOON OF 8-8-08...THE OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONIES ARE ABOUT TO START. BUT AT ONELOA IN SOUTH MAUI, A CROWD IS GATHERING A FOR A TRUE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. IT'S THE BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR ENDANGERED HAWKSBILL TURTLES. WHILE THE CROWD OF SPECTATORS PRETTY MUCH STUMBLED UP THIS TREAT, SCIENTISTS AND TURTLE EXPERTS KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME.

Steve Williams, Dawn Patrol Volunteer Coordinator

SW02: "There's a group of volunteers that walk the beaches that we know that are nesting. They walk every day. They look for the adult turtle tracks. We can locate where the nest was made and we know the date it was made. Putting those together we can estimate when the nest is going to be active."

AT THAT TIME, THE FIRST HATCHLINGS BEGIN TO EMRGE AND MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE SEA. SEVENTY-TWO HOURS LATER, AQUATIC BIOLIGIST SKIPPY HAU AND WILDLIFE SPECIALIST GLYNNIS NAKAI, PAINSTAKINGLY REMOVE SAND, DEBRIS AND EMPTY SHELLS - ALLOWING EVEN MORE TURTLES TO EMERGE. ONE STUBBORN LITTLE FELLA DIDN'T WANT TO COME OUT YET - BUT HE DID THREE DAYS LATER. AFTER CAREFUL MEASUREMENTS OF EACH BABY, EXAMINATION OF DEVELOPED, EMPTY AND UNDEVELOPED EGGS, A SAMPLE OF NEST SAND AND PIT MEASUREMENTS, EVERYBODY WAITS.

FINALLY, AS BREATHTAKING AFTERNOON GIVES WAY TO PICTURESQUE EVENING...IT'S TIME. A LAST TOUCH AND A WAVE FOR THE CROWD OF FOSTER PARENTS...AND IT'S TIME TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE SEA.

SW03: "They'll swim away and disappear for about 10 years. They call that 'the lost years.' Nobody knows exactlky where they go, but their out in the open ocean - and their protection is the vastness of the ocean. ///Then when they get large enough they'll swim back here to the islands and begin to feed on the reefs around the islands."

NOT ONLY IS WITNESSESING THE BIRTH AND RITE OF PASSAGE TO THE SEA OF BABY HAWKSBILLS A RARE SIGHT, BUT ODDS ARE YOU WON'T SEE THEM WHILE YOU'RE OUT SNORKELING.

SW01: "Very unlikely to see one. We know of a few and they're ocassionally seen, but most of the turtles around here - probably 98 percent - are greens."

AS THE HALF-MOON SHONE DOWN ON A BEAUTIFUL EVENING, THE WATER TEASED AND TANTALIZED, AND SUMETIMES TUMBLED - THEN TOOK EACH OF THE DOZEN HONU 'EA TO THE GREAT BIG WORLD OUT THERE. REPORTING FROM ONELOA FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING

(on-cam tag) THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF TURTLES AROUND MAUI ARE STILL SOMETHING OF A MYSTERY. THE HAWKSBILL TURTLE IS AN EXTREMELY RARE SITE AROUND MAUI REEFS - YET THEY LAY MORE NESTS HERE THAN THE OFTEN-SEEN GREEN SEA TURTLE. WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS, THE GREEN SEA, TRAVELS HUNDREDS OF MILES TO DIG HER NESTS IN THE FAR NORTHWEST HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

(Statehood)(PiP-Statehood)

J: SPEAKING OF BIRTHDAYS, NEXT THURSDAY, HAWAII TURNS 49. BY PROCLAMATION, THE THIRD FRIDAY IN AUGUST IS "ADMISSIONS DAY." COUNTY AND STATE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO OBSERVE THE EVENT, BUT TRASH PICKUP AND LANDFILLS WILL BE ON REGULAR SCHEDULE. BANKS AND THE POST OFFICE WILL BE OPEN.

HAWAII WAS ADMITTED AS THE FIFTIETH STATE BY PROCLAMATION OF PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER. THE OFFICIAL SIGNING TOOK PLACE AUGUST 21ST, 1959 - JUST SEVEN MONTHS AFTER ALASKA WAS ADMITTED AS THE 49TH STATE IN THE UNION. BY THE WAY, THE FLAG WITH 49 STARS WAS THE OFFICIAL FLAG FROM THE FOURTH OF JULY 1959 UNTIL JULY 4, 1960. THE 50-STAR FLAG WAS THE 27TH OFFICIAL FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES, AND HASN'T CHANGED, OF COURSE, SINCE HAWAII WAS ADMITTED.

BUT THERE ARE THOSE WHO DON'T SEE ADMISSIONS DAY AS A TIME TO CELEBRATE - BUT AS ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL REMINDER OF THE OVERTHROW OF QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI IN 1893 AND THE ANNEXATION OF THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII FIVE YEARS LATER.

THAT CONTROVERSY BOILS AND SIMMERS AS THE YEARS PASS, BUT YOU CAN BET YOU'LL BE HEARING A LOT ABOUT HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY, THE RIGHTS OF KANAKA MAOLI, AND EFFORTS TO UNIFY ALL THE FACTIONS AS HAWAII LOOKS FORWARD TO OUR 50TH BIRTHDAY ON AUGUST 21ST OF 2009.

(Scholarships)(PiP-Kihei Canoe)

HC: AMONG THE CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF HAWAIIAN LIFE FOR SO MANY OF ITS KEIKI HAS BEEN OUTRIGGER CANOE PADDLING. NOW, THANKS TO A GENEROUS DONATION FROM HE MOKI KALANIKAU 'OHANA, A PADDLING PAST COULD LEAD TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE.

(vo) KALANIKAU WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE KIHEI CANOE CLUB. PROCEEDS FROM A RECENT FUNDRAISER HAVE GONE INTO A FUND TO ESTABLISH SIX ONE-THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE PADDLED WITH KIHEI CANOE CLUB AND MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA.

(FF-CG) THE STUDENT MUST BE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE AND A GRADUATE OF A HIGH SCHOOL ON MAUI. THEY MUST ALSO PROVIDE SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR KIHEI CANOE CLUB. THE FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR ANY POST-HIGH-SCHOOL EDUCATION, INCLUDING TRADE SCHOOL, COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.

(ON-CAM) EACH APPLICANT WILL BE ASKED TO IDENTIFY AN AREA OF COMMUNITY SERVICE NEEDED BY THE CLUB, AND MUST WORK ENOUGH HOURS TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT. IN ADDITION, EACH APPLICANT MUST WRITE AN ESSAY ON HOW THE EXPERIENCE OF PADDLING CANOE HAS INFLUENCED THEIR LIVES.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP IS MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH. THE GOAL OF THE PROGRAM, ACCORDING TO CLUB PRESIDENT LEA GIDDENS, IS TO NOT ONLY ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO PADDLE, BUT TO HELP INSTILL HAWAIIAN VALUES OF LAULIMA - COOPERATION, LOKAHI - UNITY AND ALOHA.


(Toss to C Block)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB DIDN'T SPEND MUCH TIME MOPING AFTER THEIR LOSS AT THE STATE PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS. GOOD THING, BECAUSE LONG-DISTANCE PADDLING SEASON IS ALREADY UNDERWAY. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DUTCHY KINO UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

HC: THEN I'LL BE BACK WITH A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE...FROM MANA'O TO ZEN...AND BEYOND. IT'S ALL COMING UP IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: IF THERE WERE ANY LEFTOVER HARD FEELINGS ABOUT THE WAY THE STATE CANOE PADDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS CAME OUT AUGUST SECOND - MAUI CREWS TOOK THEIR FRUSTRATIONS OUT ON THE WATER.

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

NOT KNOWN TO CRY OVER SPILLED MILK - IT WAS BACK TO WORK FOR MCHCA CLUBS LAST WEEK. AND THERE WASN'T ANY TIME FOR HARD FEELINGS, ANYWAY BECAUSE THE LONG-DISTANCE PADDLING SEASON WAS ABOUT TO FIRE UP.

(vo) OUT TO KALAE POHAKU AND KIHEI CANOE CLUB SATURDAY MORNING FOR THE FIRST EVENT IN THE 2008 LONG DISTANCE SERIES, THE DUTCHY KINO CLASSIC.

THOSE WHO KNOW THE DUTCHY KINO WILL IMMEDIATELY NOTICE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR...A NEW STARTING POINT. FOR YEARS THE DUTCHY STARTED AT LAUNIUPOKO FOR THE LADIES AND WRAPPED UP AT MA'ALAEA. THIS YEAR, AN ENTIRELY NEW COURSE THAT NOT ONLY WENT THE OTHER WAY - BUT WAS ONE AND A HALF TIMES LONGER THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS. AMONG THE OTHER CHANGES - NEARLY ALL THE CREWS IN THIS YEAR'S EVENT WENT "IRON." YES...THE ENTIRE 15-MILE ROUTE WITH ONE CREW! ONE HAWAIIAN CREW FERRIED SUPPLIES OUT TO THEIR CHASE BOAT… AS A TOUCH OF OLYMPIC FEVER FILLED THE AIR. WELL, OK, MAYBE THAT'S A STRETCH - BUT IN HONOR OF THE HORRIBLY SMOGGY AIR OVER BEIJING, A NEARBY CANE BURN SATURDAY MORNING ADDED SMOKE AND HAZE TO THE OTHERWISE PERFECT MORNING.

LAST MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS FOR STEERSMAN, A CHANCE TO STRETCH...THINK A FEW GOOD GROUP THOUGHTS...AND A CHANCE TO RELIEVE A LITTLE PRE-RACE STRESS...AND MAYBE COFFEE...THEN, TIME TO LAUNCH THE CANOES.

WITH MEMORIES OF THE FALSE START AT KEEHI LAGOON JUST A WEEK BEFORE, DO YOU THINK EVERYONE GOT INTO THEIR LANES? NAAAAA. AFTER DRIFTING A FEW CANOES LENGTHS.....THEY'RE OFF! AND IT'S A MAD DASH OF 22 CANOES, TAKING THE LONG WAY TO LAHAINA.

JUST STARTED - AND ALREADY FIVE MILES BEHIND THEM, KIHEI'S MIXED CREW ROARS PAST MA'ALAEA. WITH A VERY MOBILE CROWD OF WELL-WISHERS THERE TO CHEER THEM ON.

WE'RE WAY PAST THE PALI NOW, AND THE SPECTATORS HAD BARELY ENOUGH TIME TO GET AHEAD OF THEIR FAVORITE BOATS BEFORE THE BOATS CAUGHT UP. YES, SOMEWHERE IN ALL THAT BLUE IS A VERY FAST CANOE. EVEN A SAILBOAT COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH THE TWO LEAD BOATS. AND REMEMBER, THIS IS IRON - NON-STOP, START TO FINISH FOR 21 OF THE 22 CREWS. AND WHERE MIGHT THAT BE A FACTOR? REMEMBER THE HAWAIIAN CREW WITH ALL THE PROVISIONS? HERE'S AN OPEN WATER CREW CHANGE WHEN THE CANOE DOESN'T QUITE STOP...BUT MIGHT AS WELL. THEN "I'M IN, YOU'RE OUT" TIMES THREE AND THE LADIES ARE ON THEIR WAY.

AS THE REST OF THE FIELD POWERED AHEAD PAST THE CLIFFS, THE LEADERS WERE LONG GONE. HOW LONG GONE? THERE WAS A LITTLE OVER 54 MINUTES BETWEEN FIRST PLACE AND THE GRACEFUL LAST CANOE.

(FF-CG) TEAM BRADLEY PICKED UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF. WINNING THE DUTCHY KINO 15-MILE EVENT IN JUST OVER TWO HOURS. KIHEI'S MIXED CREW WAS JUST 16 SECONDS BEHIND. HAWAIIAN'S OPEN CREW CAME IN THIRD EIGHT MINUTES LATER. AND REMEMBER OUR STOP AND GO LADIES? THEY DID OK. TWO HOURS AND 22 MINUTES FOR THE HAWAIIAN LADIES 50-PLUS 9-WOMAN CREW.

(on-cam) RACE DIRECTOR PETER KONOHIA TOLD US THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME HE COULD EVER REMEMBER THE WOMEN'S RACE BEING LONGER THAN THE MEN'S EVENT. AND THE MEN'S COURSE WAS TOTALLY DIFFERENT, TOO, GOING FROM LAUINIUPOKO UP TO EMBASSY SUITES, AND HEADING BACK TO HANAK'O'O BEACH PARK...A DISTANCE OF JUST 12 MILES.

(FF-CG-VO) HAWAIIAN'S OPEN MEN'S CREW #1 FINISHED THE COURSE IN A BLISTERING ONE HOUR AND 26 MINUTES, AND HAWAIIAN-2 CAME IN JUST 98 SECONDS LATER. LAE'ULA O KAI WAS THIRD, COMING IN JUNST UNDER AN HOUR AND A HALF.

(on-cam) UP NEXT, IT'S THE "SHORELINE RELAY" HOSTED BY LAE'ULA O KAI. THE ACTION GETS UNDERWAY AT KALAE POHAKU IN KIHEI AT 8 O'CLOCK.

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.

(coming attractions)

HC: THE DALAI LAMA ON FILM, HO'OMANA'O 2008 AND WILLIE K FOR FREE...JUST SOME OF THE THINGS WE LOVE TO ON MAUI.

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

A SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING OF "DALAI LAMA RENAISSANCE" IS ON MAUI FOR FIVE SHOWINGS ONLY AT THE TEMPLE OF PEACE IN HAIKU. THIS PROVOCATIVE, ENLIGHTENING FILM - NARRATED BY HARRISON FORD - CHRONICLES THE DALAI LAMA'S PERSONAL JOURNEY TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD - WHILE SERVING AS THE LEADER-IN-EXILE OF A FRAGILE NATION AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD. TICKETS FOR "DALAI LAMA RENAISSANCE" ARE 10 DOLLARS. FOR DETAILS, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

CAN YOU HEAR IT? "MAUI CALLS" IS THE ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER BENEFITTING THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. THIS YEAR'S EVENT IS 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.

OR - IF PLATE LUNCH, PANCIT AND M-E-O'S FAMOUS CHILI AND RICE IS MORE YOUR STYLE, MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE 10TH ANNUAL CAMERON CENTER BAZAAR THIS SATURDAY FROM NINE TO TWO ON MAHALANI STREET IN KAHULUI. THERE'S LODS OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT - INCLUDING THE SWEET UKULELE MUSIC OF JARED LONGO, AND THE HEART-POUNDING RHYTHMS OF ZENSHIN DAIKO. THE FAVORITE ANNUAL HAPPENING ALSO FEATURES A GIANT RUMMAGE SALE AND A SILENT AUCTION. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE VARIETY OF PROGRAMS HOSTED AT THE CAMERON CENTER. ADMISSION IS FREE.

IN A GALAXY NOT TOO FAR AWAY, SPACE ALIENS TAKE OVER THE STAGE AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER. 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. THE RUN CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT - WITH SHOWS AT 7 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AND 5 P.M. ON SUNDAY. TICKETS ARE 15 AND 12 DOLLARS.

THEN - BACK AT THE MACC - JOIN KATHY COLLINS AND A MONSTER LINEUP OF LOCAL STARS FOR HO'OMANA'O 2008 - THE BENEFIT FOR MANA'O RADIO. THE LINEUP - SOR FAR - INCLUDES WILLIE K, ERIC GILLIOM, GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR, OLA HOU WITH KEVIN, SHELDON AND IKAIKA BROWN, LONO AND MANY, MANY MORE - PLUS TITA HERSELF. THE ANNUAL SHOW SUPPORTS MAUI'S HOME-GROWN MANA'O RADIO AND HELPS TO KEEP IT COMMERCIAL-FREE. IT ALL STARTS AT 4 P.M.THIS SUNDAY AT THE MACC'S CASTLE THEATER. TICKETS ARE 35, 25 AND 10 DOLLARS.

AS IF THAT WEREN'T ENOUGH LOCAL STAR POWER, HOW ABOUT A HANA HOU? HOW ABOUT WILLIE K FOR FREE? "A NIGHT WITH WILLIE K" IS A SPECIAL, FREE CONCERT THIS MONDAY - AUGUST 18TH, BEGINNING AT 7 P.M. AT LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. THE EVENT IS TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE MO'OKIHA O PI'ILANI, THE DOUBLE-HULLED SAILING CANOE BEING BUILT IN LAHAINA BY HUI O WA'A KAULUA. THE 62-FOOT MO'IKIHA O PI'ILANI IS BEING CONSTRUCTED USING TRADITIONAL METHODS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HUI PRESIDENT WILLIAM KAHAIALI'I - BETTER KNOWN AS WILLIE K. THAT'S 7 O'CLOCK, CENTER STAGE, THIS MONDAY AT LAHAINA CANNERY MALL.

FOR DETAILS ON THESE SHOWS 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 ME 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: BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT MAUI TV NEWS. BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 6TH, MAUI TV NEWS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON STANDARD CABLE ACROSS MOST OF THE STATE OF HAWAII. MAUI TV NEWS HAS TEAMED UP WITH HAWAII'S KIKU TELEVISION, THE HONOLULU-BASED MULTI-CULTURAL TELEVISION STATION WITH THE EXPANSIVE VARIETY. MAUI TV NEWS WILL ON EVERY SATURDAY AT 4:30 P.M. AGAIN, THAT STARTS SEPTEMBER SIXTH - MAUI TV NEWS ON HAWAII'S KIKU.

HC: AND THAT ALSO MEANS THAT SUBSCRIBERS TO DISH NETWORK AND DIRECTV WILL NOW BE ABLE TO SEE MAUI TV NEWS EVERY WEEK. SATURDAY'S AT 4:30 P.M. ON HAWAII'S KIKU. OF COURSE, YOU'LL STILL BE ABLE TO WATCH MAUI TV NEWS ANY TIME ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM, AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO WATCH US ON OCEANIC'S NEWS ON DEMAND, 24-7, ON DIGITAL CABLE CHANNEL 110.

J: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. AND BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AND LOTS MORE. AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

HC: ALOHA

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