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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week of August 28, 2008



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J: SO MANY CANDIDATES - SO LITTLE TIME. WHILE THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION KICKS OFF IN DENVER, MAUI CANDIDATES DO WHAT THEY CAN TO GET FACE TIME.

JY: AND THERE POLITICIANS, BUSINESS LEADERS AND A LOT OF HUNGRY PEOPLE WHO CAME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT HIGH TECH EDUCATION FOR MAUI'S FUTURE.

J: AND MAUI'S FUTURE WILL BE FREE OF PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS. THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL GIVES BUSINESSES TWO AND A HALF YEARS TO GET RID OF THEM.

JY: IN SPORTS, PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL SAW THE FIRST M-I-L WIN THIS WEEK, BUT TWO MORE LOSSES. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS, PLUS SOME ONELOA FUN FROM A WEEKEND SKIMBOARD CONTEST. IT'S ALL IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND FOR LABOR DAY AND BEYOND, HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON OBON, A LUAU AND YOUR CHANCE TO FILL THE BOOT FOR JERRY'S KIDS. THAT'S ALL COMING UP 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.

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. WHILE THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION KICKED OFF THIS WEEK IN DENVER, ELECTION FEVER HERE ON MAUI ALSO CRANKED UP A NOTCH OR TWO.

(Turn to cam) A CANDIDATE FORM IN WAILUKU ON FRIDAY OFFERED SOME NEW FACES FOR CONSIDERATION ALONG WITH A NOW-FAMILIAR PROMISE: CHANGE. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING BRINGS US THE STORY.

(Take MEO Candidate Forum Pkg) IT MAY NOT HAVE THE GLITZ, GLAMOUR AND HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION STYLE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - BUT ON MAUI, IT'S JUST AS IMPORTANT FOR CANDIDATES TO GET FACE TIME. LAST FRIDAY, ONE OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL CANDIDATE FORUMS BRIOUGHT TOGETHER A WHO'S WHO IN POLITICS, ALONG WITH THE HOPEFUL WHO WANT TO JOIN THEM - AT THE EDUCATION CENTER AT MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IN WAILUKU.

IN A TIGHTLY MODERTAED FORUM, EACH CANDIDATE WAS ASKED SIMILAR QUESTIONS AND EACH HAD THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO RESPOND. A MEDIUM-SIZED CROWD LISTENED INTENTLY AS PUBLIC FIGURES - BOTH VETERANS AND NEWCOMERS, LAID OUT IMPRESSIVE CREDENTIALS AND INNOVATIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR MAUI'S FUTURE.

THE POLITICAL SEASON MAKES A LOT OF PEOPLE ROLL THEIR EYES AND SAY, OH NOT THAT AGAIN, BUT WITHOUT INFORMATION SESSIONS LIKE THESE - WHEN CHANGE HAPPENS , OR DOESN'T HAPPEN, AT LEAST YOU KNOW IT'S COMING...WHETHER IT'S ON THE BIGGEST STAGE IN THE WORLD...OR RIGHT HERE AT HOME. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) A REMINDER THAT THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE SEPTEMBER 20TH PRIMARY ELECTION. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER FOURTH GENERAL ELECTION IS OCTOBER SIXTH. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ELECTIONS - INCLUDING PRECINCT LOCATIONS, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE "2008 VOTE" ICON.

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J: THERE WERE PLENTY OF POLITICIANS IN ATTENDANCE, ALONG WITH HUNDREDS MORE THURSDAY NIGHT IN WAILEA. "PATHWAYS TO OUR FUTURE" WAS THE THEME FOR MAUI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD'S KE ALAHELE EDUCATION FUNDRAISER.

IT'S A PATHWAY TO THE FUTURE THAT STOPS AND CELEBRATES ALONG THE WAY. THE SECOND KE ALAHELE EDUCATION FUNDRAISER BENEFIT BROUGHT OUT FRIENDS - OLD AND NEW - TO SUPPORT A RAPIDLY GROWLING LIST OF HIGH TECH-MINDED EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS.

Jeanne Skog, CEO, MEDB

JS02: "It's really hard to pick one because we go through a selection process so anyone who makes the grade is great. We fund them because we're excited about the projects. So, everything from robotics, there's one on beekeeping - there's one on digital media. It's just a real wide variety, but it's all related to improving science and tech education."

MAYOR CHARMAINE TAVARES GOT A FIRST-HAND LESSON ON ROBOTICS. AND WHILE THE POSSIBILITIES FOR DEVELOPING FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES SEEMED TO BE BUBBLING UP EVERYWHERE, THE EVENING'S HONOREE SUMMED THINGS UP.

Steve Holliday, CEO, HC&S

SH01: "I think everything is high tech. A lot of people think high tech is only at the tech park but high tech is everywhere - even in agriculture and certainly in education. The Purpose of this program is to give grant money to teachers to help them because our education system needs a little help."

JS01: "Just this year alone we've funded 25 awards that affected some 16-hundred and 50 students. Yeah, we're really excited about that."

EXCITEMENT, CULTURE AND GLAMOUS...EVEN AN ONGOING SLIDE SHOW OF REAL-LIFE HUMOR...AND A FEAST...ALL TO FEEDS THE HUNGRY MINDS OF TOMORROW'S LEADERS. REPORTING FROM WAILEA FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) THE EVER-GROWING LIST OF BENEFICIARIES OF THE KE ALAHELE EDUCATION FUND IS, WELL, EVER-GROWING. FOR A LIST OF THE GOOD WORKS ACCOMPLISHED - AND DETAILS ON HOW IT WORKS, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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JY: IN JUST LESS THAN TWO AND A HALF YEARS, THE CHOICES WILL BE NARROWED TO PAPER, OR...BRING YOUR OWN. LAST FRIDAY THE MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY PASSED LEGISLATION TO BAN PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS FROM USE BY MAUI RETAILERS.

(vo) THE "PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION BILL" LAW WILL GO INTO EFFECT ON JANUARY 11, 2011. ONE OF THE IMMEDIATE FINANCIAL IMPACTS TO THE COUNTY AT THAT TIME WILL BE A SAVINGS OF SOME TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. THAT'S WHAT'S NOW BEING SPENT COLLECTING THE "MANU OPALA" - TRASH BIRDS - THAT CLING TO TREES NEAR THE CENTRAL MAUI LANDFILL.

(on-cam) THE BILL WAS FIRST INTRODUCED MORE THAN A YEAR AGO BY COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER MIKE MOLINA. PART OF THE REASON IT HAS TAKEN SO LONG TO COME TO A VOTE IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE NEW LAW. CAREFUL WORDING TO PROTECT BOTH RETAILERS AND CONSUMERS WAS VERY IMPORTANT, MOLINA SAYS, AS THE LEGISLATION WAS CRAFTED. BASICALLY, IT WORKS OUT LIKE THIS:

(FF-CG-VO) RETAILERS HAVE UNTIL 1-11-11 TO STOP PROVIDING FREE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS TO CUSTOMERS. THAT GIVES THEM TIME TO USE UP EXISTING STOCK AND ORDER ONLY ENOUGH TO LAST UNTIL THE LAW TAKES EFFECT. THE NEW LAW ALSO ENCOURAGES RETAILERS TO REUSABLE BAGS OR RECYCLABLE PAPER BAGS AVAILABLE AS A SERVICE TO THEIR CUSTOMERS. THE MEASURE DOES NOT PROHIBIT BUSINESSES FROM CHARGING FOR THOSE BAGS.

(on-cam) THE COUNTY'S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONDUCTED A SURVEY AMONG SMALL BUSINESSES AND FOUND THAT 92 PERCENT SAID THEY FAVORED THE ELIMINATION OF PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS. MAUI IS THE FIRST MINICIPALITY IN THE STATE TO PASS SUCH A MEASURE. WHEN THE NEW LAW FINALLY TAKES EFFECT, MAUI COUNTY WILL JOIN OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE ALREADY ENACTED PLASTIC BAG BANS - INCLUDING SAN FRANCISCO - WHICH BANNED THE BAGS MORE THAN A YEAR AGO.

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J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL FOLLOW UP ON LAST WEEK'S STORY ON THE PROGRESS OF 12 HOMES BEING BUILT BY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. HERE'S A HINT: THEY'RE SUGGESTING NEW HOMEOWNERS LEAVE SPACE FOR THEIR CHRISTMAS TREE.

JY: AND IT'S NOT A NEW HOUSE - BUT WE'LL SHOW WHAT ONE VERY LUCKY MAUI FAMILY IS SMILING ABOUT AFTER A RECENT TRIP TO O'AHU.

J: AND TWO BRUSH FIRES IN THREE DAYS IN SOUTH MAUI HAVE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND HOMEOWNERS ON EDGE, AND EXTREMELY GRATEFUL AT THE SAME TIME.WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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JY: LAST WEEK WE REPORTED THAT TEAMS FROM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WERE GEARING UP TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON 12 NEW HOMES IN NORTH MAUI. WELL, WHILE THE PROGRESS IS REMNARKABLE - THERE ARE STILL A FEW TOUCHES THAT NEED FINISHING. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

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(on-cam tag) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAS PROJECTS IN OTHER AREAS OF THE ISLAND AS WELL. TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

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J: IN THE NEWS BUSINESS - THEY SAY YOU'RE A BIG DEAL IF YOU MAKE THE HEADLINES WITHOUT EVEN SHOWING UP. THAT'S HAPPENED TO THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY ON KAUA'I THIS WEEK. A GROUP CALLING ITSELF "SUPERFERRY-FREE KAUAI" HELD A "JAM IN THE HARBOR" TO CELEBRATE THEIR VICTORY ALMOST EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO WHEN DOZENS OF PROTESTERS BLOCKED THE PATH OF THE ALAKAI AS SHE TRIED TO ENTER NAWILIWILI HARBOR. THE CROWD OF THE CELEBRATION WAS ESTIMATED AT AROUND A HUNDRED, BUT FOLKS SHOWING UP INCLUDED PRO-SUPERFERRY LOCALS WHO WERE ASKED BY POLICE TO KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE TO AVOID ANOTHER CONFLICT.

A RECENT POLL IN THE GARDEN ISLAND NEWSPAPER SHOWED TO 50 PERCENT FAVORED THE SUPERFERRY'S RETURN TO KAUA'I. SEVENTEEN PERCENT SAID YES, BUT ONLY AFTER AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT IS COMPLETE. TWENTY-EIGHT PERCENT SAID THEY DIDN'T WANT THE ALUMINUM BOAT TO COMNE BACK UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

BUT THERE IS AT LEAST ONE MAUI FAMILY THAT DOESN'T MIND THAT THE SUPERFERRY TRAVELS TO AND FROM MAUI. IN FACT, THEY'LL HAVE TO GET USED TO IT BECAUSE THEY'LL BE RIDING A LOT.

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI SUPERFERRY DOCK, WASN'T CASUAL SUNDAY...WORKERS WERE IN UNIFORM...BUT A SPECIAL OCCASION FASHION STATEMENT COMMEMORATING A MILESTONE...THE PASSAGE OF 125,000 PEOPLE BETWEEN MAUI AND O'AHU. ON THEIR RETURN TO MAUI, THE LUCKY FAMILY GOT VIP PARKING AND A PERSONAL GREETING FROM MAUI MANAGER DUANE KIM. BUT FOR THEM, THE MAGIC BEFGAN AS SOON AS THEY DROVE ON LAST TUESDAY.

Calvin Poouahi, 125000th Superferry Passenger + Yolanda

CP01: "Well, actually when we drove in, they came up to the car and oput wrist bands on us and told us we could go to the first class lounge. And then later, while we were voyaging, they came up to us and said you need to go see somebody and we said 'Uh oh, what did we do?'"

ESCORTED TO THE GIFT SHOP, THEY GOT THE NEWS. AS THE 125-THOUSANDTH SUPERFERRY PASSENGER, THEY'LL GET FREE MONTHLY VOYAGES FOR THEIR FAMILY AND THEIR CAR FOR A YEAR A VALUE OF MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS...AND WITH THE PRICE OF TRAVEL AND GAS, THE LUCKY FIRST-TIMER VOYAGERS FELT DOUBLY BLESSED...MAKE THAT TRIPLY BLESSED.

CP02: "Yeah, definitely - which my daughter might not like too much, but we just took our daughter over to U-H - she's starting at U-H. But now e can go and visit her more - or send her back more, but like I said, she may not like it too much."

SO AUGUST NINETEENTH WAS A GOOD DAY FOR THESE MAUI PARENTS WHO - LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE - HAD NEVER RIDDEN BEFORE., BUT WERE NEITHER SUPERFERRY SUPPORTERS OR OPPONENTS.

CP03: "You know I don't think we were either way. I guess we were kind of neutral. But I think now that we've had a chance to experience it, I think we're definitely supporters. because it gives you - it gives the peoople of Hawai'i a different venue - a different way to travel and I think it's important."

Yolanda: "And for families I highly recommend it."

(on-cam tag) FOR THOSE KEEPING TRACK, HAWAII SUPERFERRY HAS NOW MADE MORE THAN 400 INTERISLAND TRIPS. AND IN ANOTHER EIGHT MONTHS, THE COMPANY'S SECOND VESSEL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SERVICE BETWEEN HONOLULU AND KAWAIHAE ON THE BIG ISLAND.

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JY: TWO BRUSH FIRES IN THREE DAYS KEPT EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND SOUTH MAUI RESIDENTS ON EDGE THIS WEEK. AND, AS JEFF KING REPORTS, THE COMBINATION OF SKILL, TRAINING AND DEDICATION KEPT A SCARY SITUATION FROM BECOMING A CATASTROPHY.

(Take FIRE pkg) BY TUESDAY IT WAS QUIET AT THE WAILEA FIRE STATION. POLICE NOW TELL US THE FIRE STARTED RIGHT BEHIND THE STATION SATURDAY AFTERNOON WHEN TEENAGE BIOYS WERE PLAYING WITH A LIGHTER AND THINGS GOT OUT OF HAND. A CALMER SUNNY AFTERNOON AFTER A BUSY WEEKEND.

BUT THEN CAME WEDNESDAY. SMOLDERING HOT SPOTS SUDDENLY EXPLODED INTO OMINOUS BALLS OF FLAME AGAINST A MENACING LOOKING SKY. FROM HERE IT LOOKED LIKE MAUI MEADOWS WAS ON FIRE - AND IT ALMOST WAS. AS RESIDENTS TRIED TO SOAK YARDS IN THE POTENTIAL PATH OF FLAMES AND QUICKLY DISPATCH DRY BRUSH, THE AIR ONE HELICOPTER MADE PRECISION PICKUPS OF WATER FROM A SWIMMING POOL THAT WAS BEING REPLENISHED BY A FIRE DEPARTMENT TANKER.

ONE PASS AFTER ANOTHER AND THE WATER HOG DROPPED IN, SCOOPED UP AND HIT ITS MARK WITH AMAZING PRECISION. BUT IT WAS AN UPHILL BATTLE AS OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS AN ADDITIONAL 500 ACRES OF DRY KIAWE AND BRUSH WENT UP IN FLAMES. EVACUATIONS WERE VOLUNTARY BUT MOST STOOD BY TO WATCH THE AMAZING WORK DONE BY DOZENS OF CREWS,AND AN AMAZINGLY SKILLED PILOT TO STOP A POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE THAT STARTED - LITERALLY - IN THEIR OWN BACK YARD. FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM) WE'D ALSO LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CONGRATULATE THE COUNTY'S THIRTEEN NEWEST FIREFIGHTERS.

(FF-CG) AT A GRADUATION CEREMONY LAST MONTH, THE RECRUITS WERE HONORED FOR COMPLETING THEIR 22 WEEKS OF TRAINING. READ FAST, 'CUZ HERE'S A LIST OF THE NAMES OF THE NEWEST FIRE DEPARTMENT RECRUITS. THEY'LL BE STATIONED THROUGHOUT MAUI COUNTY.


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J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, M-I-L PRESEASON FOOTBALL - WEEK NUMBER TWO STARTED OFF BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS WEEK, BUT KINDA FUMBLED AFTER THAT. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS ON THAT - PLUS SOME SERIOUS AIR AT THE SAVEMAKENA SKIMBOARD CONTEST.

JY: THEN HOLLY CHUNG HAS DETAILS ON THE AZEKA OBON FESTIVAL, THE HALE MAKUA LUAU, MAUI CHEFS PRESENTS AND LOTS MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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K: WHEN YOU'R THE BALDWIN BEARS FACING THE KAMEHAMEHA WARRIORS FROM THE BIG ISLAND IN PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL, PLAY FAKE TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING.

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

THAT'S JUST WHAT BALDWIN DID IN FRIDAY'S PRE-SEASON MATCHUP - FROM THE VERY BEGINNING...BY PRETENDING TO NOT BE THE HOME TEAM. WOULD IT WORK?

(vo) BEARS CHEERLEADERS GET THE CROWD OF CLOSE TO A THOUSAND FIRED UP...BUT WAIT, THEY'RE ON THE VISITORS' SIDE? NO SCORE MIDWAY THROUGH THE FIRST QUARTER, AS THIS WARRIOR PUNT TAKES A DECIDEDLY BALDWIN BOUNCE.

BEAR'S QUARTERBACK BUTA WILHELM-IOANE IN THE SHOTGUN NOW AS THE SAINT ANTHONY'S TRANSFER'S TOSS TO A WIDE-OPEN KAWIKA GRACE LOOKS LIKE SIX BUT IT'S JUST OUT OF REACH.

WARRIORS BALL AS Q-B NICK MIYASATO IS CHASED -AND DRAGGED DOWN FROM BEHIND BY A RELENTLESS JAMES UWEKO'OLANI.

THE NEW-LOOK BEARS FEATURE SIX OF THE OLD-LOOK TROJANS WITH FORMER SAINT-ANTHONITES WILHEM-IOANE AND KEITH FLORES IN THE BACKFIELD. HERE FLORES RUNS RIGHT INTO A WALL OF WARRIORS FOR A TWO-YARD LOSS - AND THAT BROUGHT TO AN END A SCORELESS FIRST QUARTER.

SECOND QUARTER NOW AND THE QUARTERBACK HANDS OFF TO WIDE RECEIVER KIKA ECHIVERRI WHO IS COMING RIGHT AT YOU FOR 14 YARDS AND A BALDWIN FIRST DOWN. THE BEARS RUNNING GAME SHOWED PROMISE AGAIN WHEN WILHELM-IOANE HANDS OFF TO HAJIMA ALABANZA WHO PICKS UP ANOTHER SEVEN. THEN, FAKING OUT EVERYONE - INCLUDING OUR CAMERAMAN, WILHEM-IOANE HANDS IT TO JONAH PAGADUAN WHO PICKS UP A BEARS FIRST DOWN.

THE NEW KID CAN MOVE, TOO. WATCH AS WILHELM-IOANE SEES HIS OPTIONS CLOSING UP - EXCEPT THE RUNNING ONE, SO THERE HE GOES - AND ADDS A NICE SECOND EFFORT TO PICK UP ANOTHER FIRST DOWN. TWO PLAYS LATER HE FIRES A SHOT TO BRENNAN CANENCIA-BLACK WHO ADDS SOME EXCELLENT FOOTWORK TO TAKE IT IN FOR THE SCORE. THE EXTRA POINT TRY IS GOOD AND BALDWIN DRAWS FIRST BLOOD IN THE SECOND PERIOD, SEVEN NOTHING.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR THE WARRIORS TO FIGHT BACK. WATCH AS MIYASATO'S PASS IS ALMOST PICKED OFF BY DEVIN SAKAMOTO BUT KANA SILVA GRABS IT AND PLANTS BALDWIN'S WYATT BURNS. THEN IT'S GOOD NIGHT TO MIKIE WEBB AS SILVA SCAMPERS 77 FOR THE SCORE - MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF THE IMUA FAITHFUL ON THE HOME TEAM SIDE. THE EXTRA POINT WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD FROM 40 YARDS AND SUDDENLY WE'VE GOT A BALL GAME.

THE SECOND HALF SAW BOTH TEAMS SCORE AGAIN BUT THE MAUI BOYS DID IT MORE OFTEN. FINAL SCORE, BALDWIN 20, KAMEHAMEHA HAWAII, 13.

(FF-CG-VO) SATURDAY NIGHT LAHAINALUNA'S DEFENSE PROVIDED THE SCORING AS THE LUNAS FELL TO EDISON HIGH, 43 TO 10. UPCOUNTRY IT WAS O'AHU'S KEALAKEHE OVER PUKALANI'S KING KEKAULIKE, 20-12 AND THE TROJANS WERE BESTED BY HONOKA'A, 34 TO 12.

(on-cam) THE REGULAR M-I-L SEASON KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 12TH WHEN BALDWIN HOSTS MAUI HIGH AND LAHAINALUNA TRAVELS TO KAMEHAMEHA MAUI.

AND FROM PADS , HELMETS AND CLEATS TO A SPORT WITH A LOT MORE SKIN - BUT JUST AS MUCH ACTION. THE FIRST SAVEMAKENA-DOT-ORG SKIMBOARD CONTEST CAME TO ONELEA LAST SATURDAY. SO - WE DID, TOO.

(vo) IT'S A LITTLE HARD TO TELL EXACTLY WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR - BUT, IN THE CASE OF ONE CONTESTANT - IT APPEARS THAT THE GOAL IS - NO MATTER WHAT - KEEP YOUR HAT ON. AND THERE WERE SOME SERIOUS AERIALS BUT MY FAVORITE WAS THE FLIPPER WITH FOUR LEGS. THERE WAS LOTS OF ACTION - AND, SINCE WE'RE OUT OF TIME FOR NOW, WE'LL SHOW YOU MORE SKIMBOARD ACTION A LITTLE LATER ON THIS WEEKS SHOW.

(on-cam) AND THAT'S A WRAP ON SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM WOULD LIKE SOME COVERAGE, SEND ME THE SCHEDULE AT SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. FOR MAUI TV NEWS I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

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HC: IT’S TIME AGAIN TO “FILL THE BOOT,” THE SUN IS ABOUT TO SET ON THE OBON SEASON AND THAT MOLOKA'I COUNTRY GIRL IS MOSEYIN' TO KA'ANAPALI.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M HOLLY CHUNG WITH A LOOK AT LOADS OF LABOR DAY WEEKEND FUN HAPPENINGS AND LOTS MORE.

GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE LONG LABOR DAY WEEKEND, LAHAINA CANNERY MALL IS THE SITE OF THE "FILL THE BOOT" CAMPAIGN. IT'S THE ANNUAL EFFORT BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS TO RAISE MONEY TO FIGHT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DONATIONS ANY TIME THE MALL IS OPEN THIS WEEKEND.

WHEN YOU HEAR OF SOMETHING CALLED "THE KA'ANAPALI SERENADE," IT JUST SOUNDS SWEET. BUT WHEN YOU ADD "FREE," IT GETS EVEN SWEETER. AND TOP TO OFF THIS TREAT, THIS WEEK THE KA'ANAPALI SERENADE FEATURES THE NAHENAHE SOUNDS OF THE "HAWAIIAN COUNTRY GIRL," MELVEEN LEED. THE HOKU AWARD WINNER WILL BE JOINED BY SLACK KEY GUITARIST KIKS AND SOME OF HER OTHER CELEBRITY FRIENDS. MELVEEN LEED, IN A FREE SUMMER SERIES CONCERT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 29TH FROM SIX TO 9 PM ON THE TIKI COURTYARD STAGE OF THE KA'ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL.

THE OBON SEASON FOR 2008 IS ABOUT TO COME TO AN END. OBON IS THE ANNUAL BUDDHIST SEASON THAT HONORS THE DEAD THROUGH DANCE, GIFTS AND TRADITIONAL DISPLAYS. THE COLOR, BEAUTY, AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION FUN OF OBON IS A TREAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY - EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT BHUDDIST. THIS SATURDAY THE FOURTH ANNUAL AZEKA SHOPPING CENTER OBON FESTIVAL WILL BEGIN AT 5:30, FEATURING MAUI TAIKO DRUMMERS. ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT DONATIONS ARE WELCOME.

THE 20TH ANNUAL 'OHANA LUAU BENEFIT FOR HALE MAKUA IS COMING UP THIS SUNDAY AT THE KIHEI COMMUNITY CENTER. A TRADITIONAL FAVORITE THAT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR, THIS YEAR'S EDITION SHOULD BE A LAUGH RIOT FEATING DA BRADDAHS AND MUSICAL GUESTS CHANTELLE FEIG AND POHAKU. THERE WILL BE A COUNTRY STORE, A SILENT AUCTION AND A TRADITIONAL LUAU FEAST. THE HALE MAKUA 20TH ANNUAL ‘OHANA LUAU – THIS SUNDAY FROM 4-30 UNTIL 7-30 AT THE KIHEI COMMUNITY CENTER. TICKETS ARE 50 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS AND 15 DOLLARS FOR KEIKI.

FRESH ON THE HEELS OF THE WILDLY SUCCESSFUL SUMMER OLYMPICS, THIS YEAR'S "MAUI CHEFS PRESENT" THEME IS "THE 2008 CULINARY OLYMPICS." WEST MAUI'S TOP CHEFS WILL PRESENT THEIR GOLD MEDAL-WORTHY FARE FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL FOOD-LOVERS' EVENT UNDER THE STARS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON KAPALUA PAVILLION. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM AT MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE EVENT, SPONSORED BY THE LAHAINATOWN ACTION COMMITTEE, RUNS FROM 6-30 UNTIL 10. THE ADMISSION PRICE OF 150 DOLLARS INCLUDES GOURMET MEALS, WINES AND SPIRITS AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.

ANOTHER ANNUAL FAVORITE IS ALMOST UPON US. THE SEVENTH ANNUAL RICHARD HO'OPI'I LEO KI'EKIE' CONTEST BRINGS TOGETHER HAWAII'S FINEST AMATEUR FALSETTO PERFORMERS IN CONCERT. CONTESTANTS WILL BELT OUT THEIR FINEST - AND HIGHEST - NOTES AND, OF COURSE, UNCLE RICHARD HO'OPI'I WILL HIT THE "HIGH C" WITH THE BEST OF THEM. IT ALL STARTS AT 6 P.M. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. TICKETS ARE 15 AND TEN DOLLARS, WITH A DISCOUNT FOR THOSE WITH A FESTIVALS OF ALOHA RIBBON.

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, 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: AS WE LEAVE YOU THIS WEEK, WE WANT TO SHOW SOME MORE OF THE SPECTACULAR SCENERY AND THE SPECTACULAR MOVES OF THE CONTESTANTS AT SATURDAY'S SAVEMAKENA SKIMBOARD CONTEST.

JY: BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REMIND YOU THAT - 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 ON STAMNDARD CABLE CHANNEL 10. AGAIN, THAT STARTS SEPTEMBER SIXTH - MAUI TV NEWS ON HAWAII'S KIKU.

J: 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.

JY: ALOHA

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