|Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending August 20, 2010|
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J: POLITICS AND WAR. EVEN REMOTE MAUI ESCAPE THE EMOTIONS AND DRAMA OF CONFLICT - BOTH IN WAR - AND IN THE CAMPAIGN BATTLE.
AND IT'S ONE OF THE WORLD'S FAVORITE FLAVORS. IT'S NOT CHOCOLATE - BUT BEER, AND THIS WEEK'S GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL FEATURE VISITS A PLACE WHERE TASTE IS EVERYTHING.
(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS - PLUS WE'LL UPDATE YOU ON THE VISIT OF SOME VERY UNWELCOME GUESTS AND THE ELIMINATION OF HUNDREDS OF THEM. IN SPORTS, WINNING - IT HAPPENED TO A LOT OF MAUI TEAMS - IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS THIS WEEK. AND IN COMING ATTRACTIONS - THERE ARE ENTERTAINING THINGS - AND SOME VERY IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETINGS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT.
ALL THAT AND MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: ALOHA EVERYONE. MAHALO FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS I'M JEFF KING - AND THIS IS MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST - IN HIGH DEFINITION. SHE'S SEEN THE HORRORS OF WAR AND - EVEN AFTER SHE RETIRED, COLONEL ANN WRIGHT'S FACE-TO-FACE ENCOUNTERS WITH THE ENEMY WERE FAR FROM OVER.
(TAKE ANN WRIGHT PKG) PEACE - IT'S A FINE IDEA AND AN IDEAL ALL NATIONS, FAITHES AND CULTURES CLAIM TO SEEK. YET, THE PATHS TO PEACE DIFFER CULTURALLY AS MUCH AS THEY DO GEIGRAPHICALLY AND MILITARILY. COLONEL ANN WRIGHT, A REIRED ARMY OFFICER AND STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WAS ON ONE OF THE SHIPS FIRED UPON AND SEIZED IN A DEDADLY RAID OF A FLOTILLA TRYING TO DELIVER A MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD, WATER AND SUPPLIES TO THE PEOPLE OF GAZA. SHE TELLS ABOUT THAT NIGHT.
Ann Wright, Col, USA (Ret), Peace Activist/Author
AW01: "Well it was a very scary night the night the Israelis attacked the six-ship flotilla. They attacked all six ships. They were using percussion grenades, tazers, paint bullets. It was very scary. I - having been in the military for 29 years - I know exactly what can happen when young commandos start firing, whether its grenades, whether its paint bullets, whether its tazers or, as it turned out on one of the ships - live ammunition. It was a scary time. It did not need to happen. Those boats could have been stopped in the water without the use force and particularly without the use of lethal force."
IN HER PRESENTATION TO A STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD WEDNESDAY EVENBING AT U-H-MAUI COLLEGE, WRIGHT HAD TO TREAD LIGHTLY ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS ISSUE. HAMMAS - THE ELECTED RULERS OF GAZA ARE ON THE TERROSIRT WATCH LISTS OF BOTH THE U.S. AND ISRAEL. AND PERHAPS JUSTIFIABLY SO.
AW02: " It has received weapons and it uses weapons. It has fired rockets into Israel and, over the last six years, there have been 30 citizens of Israel that have been killed by those rockets. In contrast, though, to the Israeli response to that a year and a half ago was a 22-day attack that killed 1,440 people, wounded 5,000 and left 50,000 homeless. The blockade around Gaza has really squeezed the people of Gaza to the extent that they have had to dig tunnels under the border to Egypt in order to get food and materiels in."
A GROUP OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S AUDIENCE WAS COMPRISED OF MEMBERS OF A SOUTH MAUI SYNAGOGUE WHO DISPUTE THE INNOCENSE OF THE PEOPLE OF GAZA - BUT THEY KEPT A RESPECTFUL SILENC E WHILE COLONEL WRIT TOLD HER STORY. THE IDE - IN THE END - IS PEACE AND, EVEN AS A WHISTLEBLOWER WHO WILL DO WHATEVER SHE HAS TO DO TO ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF PEACE, SHE HAD SOME PRACTICAL ADVICE ON THE TOPIC OF MAKING PEACE...PROFITABLE, AND MAYBETHEREBY POPULAR.
AW03: "Well isn't that the truth? Peace is something that I think everyone wants. But, you know, war is profitable. There are a lot of people that profit out of war. If we could make peace as profitable as war is for some people, I think that would help a lot. The high moral standard of appealing to a person's conscience - that's one part of it, but if you could make it actually profitable so that companies could make money out of peace instead of war, I think that's a really key element of it."
(ON-CAM TAG) COLONEL WRIGHT WAS ON MAUI FOR THREE PRESENTATIONS AS SHE MAKES HER WAY ACROSS THE STATE TALKING ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE. HER BOOK, "DISSENT: VOICES OF CONSCIENCE" HAS BEEN PRINTED IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HER EXPERIENCES AND THE BOOK, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
(KIHEI CANDIDATE FORUM) (PiP-FACE LISTENING)
J: THURSDAY THIS WEEK WAS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE SEPTEMBER 18TH PRIMARY IN HAWAI'I. AS CANDIDATES KICK UP THEIR CAMPAIGNS TO A FEVERED PITCH, TUESDAY NIGHT IN KIHEI DOZENS OF THEM GATHERED FOR THE POPULAR "SPEED-DATING" STYLE CANDIDATE FORUM.
(TAKE KCC FORUM VO/SOT) UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL - COMPETITORS SITTING SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH CONSTITUENTS, ALL TRYING TO MAKE A NEM FOR THEMSELVES. BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 NAMES SET FOR THE SEPTEMBER 18TH PRIMARY BALLOT, THIS FORUM HAD A FEW FOLKS NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE - AND KIHEI COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION VP MIKE MORAN EXPLAINED WHY.
Mike Moran, VP, Kihei Community Association
MM01: "Well, how we set this up - because of the huge number wwe did not include any candidates who will not be on the primary ballot and we restricted it to only County races and State races that are in the region of South Maui. So that meant mayor, county council, offices thst had opposition - if there's obnly two candidates they automatically go on to the general election so we did not include them."///
DESPITE NEAR-RECORD VOTER REGISTRATION ACROSS THE STATE, PRIMARY TURNOUTS CONTINUE TO SAG, AND FORUMS LIKE THIS MIGHT HELP - BUT MORAN DOESN'T SEE THE TIDE TURNING RIGHT AWAY.
MMO2: "I'm probably pessimistic but I don't think it will get better. I can never understand it - Hawai'i comes in last place every year as a state . Maui County comes in in last place within the state and, you know, we have a lot of active people here - but it seems like it's a small group of activists and so many other people just don't think there's any hope. There's a lot of reasons why. Some people won't even register, so if they're going to even register they sure can't vote. And you hear a lot of reasons why. One of the fallacies is - people say 'I won't register because I don't want to get called for jury duty.' They're missing the boat. They're giving up their vote and that's not the only place where jurorsa are pulled from . I particularly look to the wahine and say, 100 years ago you had no chnace to vote. People are dying to get the chance to vote and you're missing your chance by not casting your ballot."
TIME WILL TELL IF THERE ARE MORE CANDIDATES BECAUSE THEY ALL FEEL THE NEED FOR CHANGE AT THE SAME TIME - OR BECAUSE AS CANDIDATES - AND CITIZENS, THEY JUST FEEL SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE. WE'LL KNOW COME SATURDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 18TH, WHEN THE 110 IS WHITTLED DOWN TO LESS THAN HALF THAT MANY.
(MAZIE ON MAUI)(PiP-mAZIE)
J: ONE CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE THIS YEAR WASN'T AT TUESDAY EVENING'S EVENT IN KIHEI. SHE WAS CAMPAIGNING IN HILO. CONGRESSWOMAN MAZIE K. HIRONO TOOK A FEW MINUTES TO TALK WITH MAUI TV NEWS ON WEDNESDAY EVENING AS SHE HEADED BACK TO HER HONOLULU OFFICE.
(TAKE MAZIE VO/SOT) CONGRESSWIOMAN MAZIE K. HIRONO GOT RIGHT TO THE POINT - DESCRIBING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HER POSITION AND THAT OF CONGRESSMAN CHARLES DJOU, THE REOUBLICAN ELECTED TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF NEIL ABERCROMBIE.
Mazie K. Hirono, U.S. Representative (D) Hi, 2nd District
mh01: Well he represents a very different philosophy and it's a philosophy that says they want to continue the tax brteaks for the richest two percent of the people in our country. That's not where I'm coming from, I would like those tax breaks to lapse as they should. Or that I'm for taking away the big tax breaks for big oil and he doesn't represent that perspective either. So, it makes a difference. And, you know, it takes all kinds - but I think it's really important for people in this election to know what we stand for and what kind of votes we're going to take. In my case I'm going to votes for jobs - for things that stimulate our economy - that help support our middle class."
WITH ISSUES LIKE THE PROPOSED MOSQUE NEAR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE AND THE THREAT OF A REPUBLICAN UPRISING IN CONGRESS, SHE SAYS SHE'S FOCUSED.
MH02: "All I know is that I take nothing for granted. I've never taken my race fior granted. And this is a time where the people of this country are going to have to make some really important decisions. I just hope that, in Hawai'i, people will care enough - be concerned enough - to come out to vote. I'm just going to be working really, really hard to make sure people what I'm fighting for - which is for them."5:41 PM 8/20/2010
(CAMPAIGN 2010)(PiP-CAMPAIGN 2010)
J: ARE YOU RUNNING FOR ELECTED OFFICE THIS YEAR. IF NOT, YOU'RE ALMOST IN A MINORITY. THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 100 NAMES ON THE BALLOT IN THE SEPTEMBER 18TH PRIMARY. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO WEIGH IN - RIGHT ALONG WITH THE CANDIDATES - BEFORE THE ELECTIONS.
(FF-CG-VO) MAUI TV NEWS HAS CREATED A LIST OF FIVE QUESTIONS WE'RE POSING TO CANDIDATES FOR EVERY ELECTED OFFICE THAT AFFECTS MAUI COUNTY THIS YEAR. WE WILL POST THEIR ANSWERS ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM IN AN EFFORT TO GIVE YOU, THE VOTER, A MORE INFORMED POSITION ON WHO SHOULD GET YOUR VOTE.
(ON-CAM) BUT HERE'S THE UNPRECEDENTED PART: WE'RE OFFERING YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ANSWER THE EXACT SAME QUESTIONS - AND YOUR RESPONSES AND POSITIONS WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. OTHER VOTERS - AS WELL AS THE CANDIDATES - WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHERE YOU STAND ON MAJOR ISSUES. YOU EVEN GET TO DECIDE THE ISSUES. HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
(FF-CG-VO) GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE CAMPAIGN 2010 PAGE. THERE'S YOU'LL FIND DETAILS ON THE OPPORTUNITY. AS WELL AS A FEW SIMPLE RULES TO PROTECT BOTH YOU AND THE CANDIDATES. AND HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS:
1. What is the most
important issue facing Maui County?
(ON-CAM TAG) RESPONSES MUST BE 500 WORDS OR LESS AND SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL. WE WILL POST THE RESPONSES AFTER CHECKING THEM FOR ANY PROFANITY, INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTARY AND ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE CONSIDERED LIBELOUS OR SLANDEROUS.
RESPONSES WILL BE POSTED IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY ARE RECEIVED. CANDIDATES RESPONSES WILL BE POSTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BASED ON THE MOST RECENT REPORT FROM THE ELECTIONS OFFICE. TO SEE THAT REPORT, AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS YOURSELF, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.
AND WE AT MAUI TV NEWS ARE PROUD AND DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL JOIN FORCES WITH AKAKU - MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION AND MANA'O RADIO TO BRING YOU LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE FOR BOTH THE PRIMARY ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 18TH AND THE GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER SECOND. MANA'O RADIO'S KATHY COLLINS AND I WILL ANCHOR BOTH TELECASTS ON AKAKU CHANNELS 52, 53 and 54 AND STREAMING LIVE AT AKAKU - DOT - ORG.
J: COMING UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, "FIZZY YELLOW STUFF" DOESN'T SOUND NEARLY AS TASTY AS "BIKINI BLONDE LAGER, DOES IT? ON THIS WEEK'S GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! REPORT, WE TAKE YOU MAUI BREWING COMPANY THE CRAFT OF BEER-MAKING IS BECOMING A GENUINE ART FORM. AND THERE ARE TWO BUNCHES OF UNINVITED INVADERS ON MAUI. WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR - AND SHOW YOU WHAT SOME DEDICATED LOCALS ARE DOING ABOUT THE OTHER UNWANTED GUESTS. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.
J: MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE LEARNING THAT MAUI COUNTY’S “GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!” CAMPAIGN IS A GREAT IDEA – AND A GOOD REMINDER OF THE FACT THAT CHOOSING “LOCAL” IS A BETTER AND BETTER IDEA ALL THE TIME – FOR ALL SORTS OF REASONS. THIS WEEK WE TAKE YOU TO A PLACE WHERE IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TASTE - OR, ACTUALLY, MANY, MANY TASTES, BEING CREATED BY MAUI BREWING COMPANY.
(TAKE GCTL-MBC-PKG) MAUI BREWING COMPANY - THE VERY NAME SEEMS SO SIMPLE, SO LOCAL - SO PERFECT FOR MAUI. IN FACT - EVEN A JAW-DROPPING SCENE LIKE THIS ONE COULDEVEN BE MADE A LITTLE SWEETER IF YOU ADD A LOGO.
BUT THAT'S NOT HOW THEY ROLL AT MAUI BREWING COMPANY - ONE OF THE NEARLY 200 GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL MEMBERS IN MAUI COUNTY.
JANUARY 28, 2005 WAS THE HANAU OF MAUI BREWING COMPANY. ALL THE WORK OF CREATING WHAT BEER CONNESEURS CALL "CRAFT BEER" TOOK PLACE AT THEIR KAHANA BREW PUB - A FULLY WORKING BREWERY TO THIS DAY. BUT THEY OUTGREW IT.
Garrett Marrero, Owner/Founder, Maui Brewing Co.
GM01: "This facility actually started in March of 2007. We started with our brewpub up in Kahana with is about 47 hundred square feet, then we added this production facility so we could get our bee beyond the walls of the restaurant. That was 53 hundred square feet. Now we're about 11,000 square feet here at the production facility."
THEY STILL BREW SPECIALTY - OR SEASONAL - BEERS AT THE KAHANA GATEWAY PREWPUB AND ALL OF THE FLAGSHIP BEERS, OR THE REAL "HEAVY LIFTING" OF MAUI BREWING COPMPANY TAKES PLACE IN THEIR SPARKLING BREWERY JUST OFF HONOAPI'ILANI HIGHWAY AND PAPALAUA STREET.
GM02: "Our 'flagship beers' are the beers that we've launched - our biggest sellers from a production standpoint. So, our Bikini Blonde Lager, Big Swell IPA, CoCoNut Porter and now our newest addition to flagship used to be a seasonal or serendipity beer and thsat's out Mana Wheat - which is a hepaveizen brewer with Maui Gold Pineapple."
AND - UNLESS YOU'RE A LIFELONG BEER AFFICIANADO, THOSE NAMES AND STYLES MIGHT NOT MEAN MUCH - BUT THERE IS ONE NEW BREW THAT EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO.
GM03: "We also just launched our root beer which we call "Island Root Beer" - it's all-natural handcrafted root beer soda. So it's the beer kids can drink, if you will, but naturally caffein-free. No preservatives. No high fructose corn syrup. All Maui-based products including honey, cane sugar and vanilla bean. So we try to keep it local whenever we can."
AND "LOCAL," WAY BACK MEANT PRIMO BEER IN HAWAII - A BREW THAT WAS ACTUALLY CANNED AND BOTTLED FROM A MAINLAND FORMULA. AND YOU HAD TWO CHOICES - BOTTLES OR CANS. MY HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN 35 YEARS.
GM04: "For example the last competition we were in there wewre more than 75 beers - categories judged. So, when someone talks about here, they generally think of Bud, Miller, Coors and if you ask them to name a style, they have light, dark and amber. Well, there are more than 75 styles at the last competition which was the Wirld Beer Cup last April. So, we're trying to educate consumers, educate our island - educate the entire state about what good 'craft' beer is and what beer can be."///
SO, WHY IS THIS ALL IMPORTANT? WELL, BESIDES BEING AN ULTIMATE-QUALITY LOCALLY-PRODUCED PRODUCT - MAUI BREWING COMPANY'S DUAL MISSION IS TO STOP THE FACADE OF OTHER LABELS CALLING THEMSELVES LOCAL - WHILE THEIR HEADQUARTERS IN SOME PLACE LIKE SAINT LOUIS, OR GOLDEN COLORADO.
GM05: "Primo's an interesting one - it's an iconic brand here - very cult following. I think - nowadays - it's more of a brand than an actual beer, but Miller-Coors brews it in the mainland. It's what we like to call 'fake local' unfortunately. I know it's sacrelidge on the Primo side but I think it's wrong for a local beer to be brewed somewhere else and then call it 'Hawaiian.'"
MARRERO AND HIS WIFE MOVED TO MAUI FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO. AS A LIFELONG CRAFT BEER FAN AND BREWER - NOT TO MENTION AN INVESTMENT COUNSELOR, HE SAW THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THESE AMAZING TASTES TO THE VALLEY ISLE AND ALL OF HAWAI'I, AND HE RAN DOWN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORPORATE MAINLAND THINKING AND LOCAL-STYLE THINKING. AND THE LOCAL JUST MAKES SENSE.
GM06: "Hey, our beer is really good and it's made here. Try it. That's what's really differenbt between craft beers and domestic beers - the yellow, fizzy stuff. They spend meoney to tell you you should drink their beer. We spend money on our beer. If you look at Bud Light Lime, it was a 35-million dollar marketing campaign to launch that. Well, I'd never spend a penny on a launch campaign. I just make the best beer I can make and let it out a little a time and let people taste it. We do charity events - we do tastings - and then that beer just takes off."
AND LOCAL HAS TO BE TAKEN WITH A GRAIN OF SALT...OR HOPS. THERE'S NO PLACE TO GROW HOPS ON MAUI - OR THE WHEAT AND BARLEY THEY USE, SO THOSE HAVE TO BE IMPORTAED. BUT THE CANS ARE MADE IN HAWAI'I, THE DESIGNS ON THE CANS ARE BY LOCAL ARTISTS AND GRAPHICS DESIGNERS-AND, AS GARRETT POINTS OUT - WHAT'S INSIDE THOSE CANS HAS TO BE SUPERIOR TO WHAT'S ON THE OUTSIDE.
HE SUMS UP THE SPIRIT OF THE GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! CAMPAIGN WITH THIS THOUGHT THAT DRIVES HIM EVERYDAY.
GM07: "So, you want to keep your money where you live. Support your neighbors by buying local. That's the most important thing we can do."
AND - TO SWEETEN THE DEAL - SO TO SPEAK, MAUI BREWING COMPANY'S KAHANA BREWPUB IS WHERE YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! SPECIAL.
GM08: "Our Got Choice? Think Local! is a free dessert. I believe there's a free coupon that they download and bring in from the campaign that's currently running and they come in they get a free dessert. We have some great desserts on our menu, too. A lot of times - there's so much food that I don't know if you'd make it through to dessert but when they're free you tend to always get them. We have these little donut holes - basically a fried piece of dough - with cinnamon sugar. And we serve thenm with three different sauces - so you can make your own like caramel, chocolate and a creamy pineapple sauce. One thing I really like is the CoCoNut Porter chocolate cake. So it's actual chocolate cake made with CoCoNut Porter - our beer and covered with a genache with whipped cream, caramel and chocolate and strawberries - all the sinful goodness."///
SINFUL IS A STATE OF MIND - AND WAISTLINE, SO - LIKE HIS AWARD-WINNING BREWS - MARRERO RECOMMENDS A LITTLE MODERATION. YOU'LL FIND MAU BREWING COMPANY CRAFT BEERS AT YOUR FAVORITE GROCERY AND LIQUOR STORES - AND SERVED BY THE BEST RESTAURANTS ON MAUI. THEY GO GREAT WITH LOCAL MEATS FROM MAUI CATTLE COMPANY, LOCAL SEAFOOD FROM FRESH ISLAND FISH AND UPCOUNTRY PRODUCE.
MAUI BREWING COMPANY IS ANOTHER SHINING EXAMPLE IN MAUI COUNTY WHERE SUPPORTING LOCAL IS NO LONGER JUST A CHARITABLE THING TO DO...NOW, SUPPORTING LOCAL IS MORE AND MORE OFTEN - THE SUPERIOR CHOICE. SO WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE SUPERIOR ALTERNATIVE - WHEN YOU GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MAUI COUNTY’S “GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!” CAMPAIGN GO TO MAUI-COUNTY-THINK-LOCAL-DOT-COM. CLICK AND PRINT VALUABLE COUPONS GOOD AT MORE THAN 200 BUSINESSES ACROSS MAUI COUNTY. ON THE WEBSITE YOU CAN ALSO SIGN YOUR BUSINESS UP. IT'S FREE AND - WHO KNOWS - MAYBE OUR NEXT FEATURE WILL BE ON YOUR BUSINESS.
J: WANTED: DEAD, NOT ALIVE. IT'S NOT AN F-B-I POSTER, AND IT'S NOT THE NEW SYLVESTER STALLONE ARNOLD SWARZNEGGER MOVIE. IT'S THE MOTTO OF A PAN TO RID MAUI REEFS OF A VORACIOUS AND MOST UNWELCOME PREDATOR.
(FF-CG-VO) LAST SUNDAY IN LAHAINA 37 TWO-DIVER TEAMS TOOK TO THE REEFS TO COLLECT ROI - A FISH INTRODUCED TO MAUI WATERS IN THE 70S AS A GAME FISH - BUT NEVER CAUGHT ON WITH LOCAL FISHERMEN. UNFORTUNATELY, IT CAUGHT ON THAT THERE WAS LOTS OF EASY PICKINGS IN THE FORM OF NATIVE REEF FISH. AT LAHAINA'S HARD ROCK CAFE, 271 OF THE UGLY BUGGERS WERE HAULED OUT OF THE WATER, COUNTED AND WEIGHED. THE TEAM OF DEAN KAWAMURA AND BRYAN NAKAMOTO CAUGHT THE MOST AT 31 FISH. THE LARGEST ROI CAUGHT WAS NEARLY FOUR POUNDS AND THE SMALLEST BARELY MORE THAN A HALF-OUNCE.
(ON-CAM) HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART, THE INVASIVE SPECIES: ROI, TA'APE AND TO'AU CHOW DOWN ON LOCAL FISH A LOT - AT THE RATE OF ABOUT 146 LOCAL FISH PER PREDATOR PER YEAR. SO THE TOTAL CATCH OF 271 FISH MEANS THAT SOME 39,566 NATIVE REEF FISH ARE SWIMMING A LITTLE SAFER TODAY THEN LAST WEEK.
ALL FISH WEIGHING MORE THAN A POUND WILL BE DONATED FOR CIGUTERA RESEARCH AT U-H MANOA. THE REST OF THE FISH ARE DONATED TO LOCAL ORGANIC FARMERS WHO COMPOST THEM FOR FERTILIZER.
A BIG MAHALO TO BRIAN AND JANICE YOSHIKAWA, DARREL AND JACKIE TANAKA AND TO MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES, ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR KUHEA PARACUELLAS AND THE HARD ROCK CAFE FOR MAKING THE WHOLE WIN-WIN EVENT POSSIBLE.
J: NOW IF THERE WAS A WAY TO DO THAT WITH WASPS! YELLOW JACKET SWARMS ARE BUILDING ONCE AGAIN AT THE SUMMIT OF HALEAKALA.
(FF-CG-VO) EACH YEAR FROM LATE SUMMER UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER THE NASTY CRITTERS AMASS AT PLACES PEOPLE CONGREGATE - INCLUDING THE BASE OF SLIDING SANDS TRAILS, AND THE CABINS AT KAPALAOA. UNLIKE HONEYBEES THAT STING ONCE AND DIE - YELLOW JACKETS CAN STING AGAIN AND AGAIN. AND THEY'RE ATTRACTED BY PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING - LIKE FOOD, WATER, SWEAT, DEODORANT, PERFUME, SWEET FOOD OR DRINK, HORSES, FLOWERS...AND PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING INSIDE HALEAKALA PARK.
OFFICIALS SAY DON'T SWAT AT THEM 'CUZ THAT JUST MAKES 'EM MAD. IF YOU ENCOUNTER A SWARM, CALMLY LEAVE YOUR FOOD AND DRINK BEHIND AND WALK AWAY. AND - IF YOU'RE ALLERGIC TO BEE STINGS, THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE YOU'RE ALSO ALLERGIC TO YELLOW JACKET STINGS.
YELLOW JACKETS ARE AN INTRODUCED SPECIES - AND HAVE BEEN ON MAUI SINCE THE EARLY 70S. IN ADDITION TO BEING A HUMAN PEST, THEY ARE A THREAT TO HAWAIIAN ECOSYSTEMS BY PREYING ON NATIVE INSECTS.
J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THERE WAS A WIDE VARIETY OF SPORTS ACROSS THE STATE WITH MAUI COMPETITORS - AND MAUI WINNERS IN EACH ONE. WE'VE GOT THE RUNDOWN NEXT. AND, WHILE PAUL JANES-BROWN TAKES A WEEK OFF FROM CURTAIN CALL, WE HAVE A RUNDOWN OF A VERY BUSY WEEK AHEAD IN COMING ATTRACTIONS. ALL THAT AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.
J: CHECKING SPORTS, AS WE LEARNED EARLIER, "PRIMO" MAY NOT REALLY BE A HAWAIIAN BEER AND IT'S NOT A HAWAIIAN WORD - BUT IN OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING, PRIMO IS NO KA OI.
(FF-CG-VO) MAUI'S PRIMO TEAM WON THE 43RD ANNUAL DUKE KAHANAMOKU LONG DISTANCE PADDLING RACE ON SUNDAY. THE 26-MILE COURSE TRAVELS AROUND THE SOUTHERN TIP OF O'AHU FROM KAILUA BEACH TO WAIKIKI.
(ON-CAM)TEAM PRIMO REPRESENTS WAILEA CANOE CLUB - AND THE VICTORY MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE LONG-DISTANCE CANOE RACING SEASON. THEIR TIME OF TWO HOURS AND 54 MINUTES WAS MORE THAN FOUR MINUTES AHEAD OF SECOND PLACE HUI LANAKILA. LANIKAI WAS THIRD AT THREE HOURS - EVEN.
AND LAST WEEKEND, IT MAY HAVE BEEN PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL, BUT THE MAUI HIGH SABERS DID SOMETHING THEY HAVEN'T DONE IN A LONG TIME: WIN AND WIN BIG. THE SABERS CLOBBERED THE WAIAKEA WARRIORS FROM HILO BY A LOPSIDED FINAL OF 33 TO NOTHING. SABERS COACH RODERICK FONG SAID IT WAS A SLOPPY VICTORY WITH LOTS OF PENALTIES - BUT A W IN THE W COLUMN IS NICE AT ALMOST ANY PRICE.
AND SPEAKING OF WINNING WAYS - THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI. SWEEPING THE YUMA SCORPIONS THIS WEEK AT MAEHARA STADIUM, MAUI'S GOLDEN LEAGUE WONDERS ARE BACK ON TOP OF THE SOUTHERN DIVISION WITH A 16 AND 4 RECORD IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON. NA KOA ASSURED THEMSELVES A SPOT IN THE PLAYOFFS BY WINNING THE FIRST HALF OF TH SEASON. THE TEAM IS 26 AND 17, OVERALL AND THEY'RE BACK ON THE ROAD - FACING CHICO, ORANGE COUNTY AND YUMA BEFORE RETURNING TO MAUI AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
(CURTAIN CALL)(PiP - PJB)
J: PAUL JANES BROWN'S CURTAIN CALL IS TAKING THE WEEK OFF. NEXT WEEK OUR VENERABLE CRITIC CASTS A WATCHFUL EYE ON THE WONDERS OF WARREN AND ANNABELLE'S MAGIC SHOW IN LAHAINA AND FINDS OUT IF - AFTER MORE THAN 6,000 PERFORMANCES, IS THE HAND STILL QUICKER THAN THE EYE? HE'LL BE HERE WITH HIS ANSWER NEXT WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: SO THAT BRINGS US TO THIS WEEK'S RUNDOWN OF COMING ATTRACTIONS - ARE YOU READY?
IT ALL STARTS WITH SWEET BEGINNINGS SATURDAY MORNING AT THE FESTIVAL OF PINEAPPLES. FROM 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M., THE MAUI MALL IN KAHULUI WILL BE FILLED WITH SMELLS, TASTE TREATS AND THE NAHENAHE SOUNDS OF GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR, UNCLE RICHARD HO'OPI'I AND SLACK KEY MASTER KEVIN BROWN. THERE WILL BE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS, CRAFTS AND MERCHANT AND DINING SPECIALS. AND IT ALL IS IN TRIBUTE TO THE SWEETNESS OF MAUI GOLD PINEAPPLE, SPONSORED BY THE HALI'IMAILE PINEAPPLE COMPANY.
OLD HAWAI'I WILL BE REVERED SATURDAY AT THE MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS WITH A FREE KAPA-MAKING WORKSHOP. FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 1 P.M., LEARN THE METHODS OF PREPARING, DYING, POUNDING AND CREATING KAPA - OR BARK CLOTH, MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS IS ON KANALOA AVENUE IN KAHULUI - WITH PLENTY OF FREE PARKING AVAILABLE ACROSS THE STREET IN THE WAR MEMORIAL PARKING LOT. FOR DETAILS, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
SATURDAY NIGHT, TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME WITH SOFT-ROCK LEGENDS AIR SUPPLY AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. "ALL OUT OF LOVE," "EVERY WOMEN IN THE WORLD," LOST IN LOVE," MORE THAN 10 MILLION ALBUMS HAVE SOLD ACROSS THE PAST 35 YEARS. TICKETS FOR THE 7-30 P.M. CONCERT IN THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MACC RANGE FROM 35 TO 85 DOLLARS.
SATURDAY NIGHT THE OBON FESTIVAL MOVES TO PA'IA. THE PA'IA RINZAI ZEN MISSION WILL BE THE SETTING. THE BON SERVICES START AT 6 P.M. AND DANCING BEGINS AT 7.
THIS MONDAY YOUR INPUT IS INVITED ON A NEW PLAN TO ADD ANOTHER TELESCOPE TO THE SUMMIT OF HALEAKALA. IT'S CALLED THE "ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY SOLAR TELESCOPE" AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING MONDAY EVENING AT 7 IN THE HANNIBAL TAVARES COMMUNITY CENTER IN PUKALANI TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU THINK. YOU CAN VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT PLAN IN ADVANCE. FOR DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
AND THERE'S ANOTHER PUBLIC MEETING NEXT WEEK YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. THERE ARE NO SNAKES INDIGENOUS TO HAWAI'I AND THE STATE DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE WANTS TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. NEXT WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 6 O'CLOCK IN THE KAHULUI COMMUNITY CENTER ANNEX, THERE WILL BE A TALK STORY SESSION WITH BIOLOGIST DOCTOR FERN DUVALL. THEY WILL EVEN HAVE LIVE SNAKES ON DISPLAY - AND A FEW FAKE ONES IN THE BUSHES OUTSIDE TO SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT THEM. YOU'LL ALSO LEARN WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A SNAKE IN THE WILD. TO LEARN MORE, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.
WHEN SOMEBODY LOOKS GOOD IN PHOTOGRAPHS - YOU CALL THEM PHOTOGENIC. WHEN A PLACE LOOKS INCREDIBLE THROUGH THE LENS - THAT CAN ONLY BE CALLED MAUI. STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY AND RUNNING THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY IT'S THE SECOND ANNUAL MAUI PHOTO FESTIVAL AND WORKSHOPS. IN ADDITION TO LEARNING SECRETS FRO AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS INCLUDING RANDY JAY BRAUN, YOU'LL EVEN HAVE THE CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR AERIAL AND UNDERWATER PHOTO TOURS. THE EVENT IS BASED AT THE HYATT REGENCY RESORT AND SPA IN KA'ANAPALI. WE HAVE MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION PRICING - INCLUDING KAMA'AINA DISCOUNTS - ON OUR WEBSITE. JUST CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.
OTHER ART FORMS WILL BE THE FOCUS OF A NEW MONTH-LONG EXHIBIT STARTING NEXT THURSDAY AT THE VIEWPOINTS GALLERY IN MAKAWAO. "MAI KA 'UHANE I KA KINE" MEANS "FROM SPIRIT INTO FORM," AND THE SHOW FEATURES THE WORKS OF FOUR EXTREMELY TALENTED WOMEN IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA. THE EXHIBIT IS FREE AND THE GALLERY IS OPEN DAILY FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. THERE'S AN ARTIST'S RECEPTION NEXT SATURDAY, THE 28TH AT VIEWPOINTS GALLERY - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
ANDS THE SPOKEN-WORD ART FORM IS LOOKING FOR A BOOST. NEXT WEEK THERE WILL BE A FUNDRAISER FOR MAUI SLAM POETRY. IT'LL BE HAPPENING AT ANOTHER CENTER OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION: THE PA'IA TATTOO PARLOR. WITH A SUGGESTED DONATION OF FIVE TO 10 DOLLARS, YOU'LL ENJOY PERFORMANCES BY MAUI POETRY SLAM ARTISTS, A FASHION SHOW BY A.R.I.E DESIGNS AND A TATTOO ART EXHIBIT. THE EVENT RUNS FROM 6 UNTIL 10 P.M. NEXT THURSDAY, THE 26TH AT PA'IA TATTOO PARLOR, UPSTAIRS AT 120 HANA HIGHWAY.
NEXT FRIDAY WILL BE YOUR CHANCE TO WEIGH IN ON THE U.S. NAVY'S FUTURE PLANS TO CONDUCT TRAINING IN AND AROUND THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. FROM 4 UNTIL 8 NEXT FRIDAY THERE WILL BE AN OPEN HOUSE AT MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL IN THE CAFETERIA. THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL PRESENTATION BUT YOU CAN VIEW THEIR PLANS, THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, IMAGES AND MORE - AS WELL AS HOW TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ON THE WHOLE THING.
A WEEK FROM SATURDAY IS A FAVORITE ANNUAL EVENT ON MAUI. THE 20-10 NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANT SALE RETURNS TO THE MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS NEXT SATURDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON. THIS YEAR'S OFFERINGS INCLUDE KUKUI, KALO, MOUNTAIN APPLE, LEHUA, 'ULU AND MANY MORE - ALL AT AMAZING PRICES. AGAIN, IT'S EASY TO FIND AND THERE'S PLENTY OF FREE PARKING IN THE WAR MEMORIAL LOT ACROSS FROM THE GARDEN AT 150 KANALOA AVENUE.
LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT, THE ANNUAL AZEKA OBON CELEBRATION WILL TAKE OVER AZEKA MAUKA. FOOD BOOTHS OPEN AT 5 P.M., DANCING STARTS AT 7.
MEANWHILE, CENTRAL MAUI NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT WILL BE SITE FOR SOME OF THE SWEETEST SOUNDS THI SIDE OF HEAVEN. KEOLA BEAMER AND RAIATEA HELM WILL PERFORM TOGETHER IN ONE SHOW AT THE MACC. IN ADDITION TO THE CHICKEN SKIN SOUNDS OF EACH ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST, THEY WILL BE JOINED BY THE SPRING WIND QUINTET OF CHAMBER MUSIC HAWAII FOR SEVERAL OF THEIR SONGS. TICKETS RANGE FROM 30 TO 45 DOLLARS.
AND SEA TURTLE MANIA CONTINUES ALL MONTH LONG AT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER. EVENTS, DISPLAYS, PRESENTATIONS AND JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING - BUT TURTLE SOUP - ARE BEING FEATURED TO HONOR OUR PRECIOUS HONU AT THEIR MA'ALAEA LOCATION. THERE ARE TOO MANY EVENTS TO MENTION IN ONE SITTING, SO - FOR ALL THE DETAILS, AND THERE ARE PLENTY, GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT C OM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
WE'VE GOT DETAILS ON ALL THESE EVENTS AND MORE ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE'LL BE BACK TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.
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