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(headlines - vo)

J: AFTER LAST WEEK'S STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE ON MAKENA RESORT COMES EVEN MORE SHOCKING NEWS ABOUT THE JEWEL OF SOUTH MAUI.

AND, AN ARMY BATTLES DAY AND NIGHT TO KEEP A RAGING BRUSH FIRE AWAY FROM HOMES AND PEOPLE ON MOLOKA'I.

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK, AND WE'LL ALSO HAVE A RECAP FOR YOU ON MAUI'S FIRST FREE CLINIC AND WHAT WAL MART HAS TO DO WITH HEALTH CARE. ALL THAT AND LOTS MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN THIS WEEK TO MAUI TV NEWS. I'M JEFF KING. LAST WEEK IT WAS SHOCK AND AWE AS WELLS FARGO FILED SUIT TO FORECLOSE ON A DEFAULTED LOAN PAYMENT FOR MAKENA RESORT..

(Turn to cam) THIS WEEK, WHEN IT SEEMED IT COULDN'T GET WORSE - IT DID. PINK SLIPS FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE AT THE MAUI PRINCE AND THE NORTH MAKENA GOLF COURSE.

(take makena pkg) THE NEWS LANDED KIND OF BACKWARDS - FIRST ARRIVING IN A STATEMENT THAT THE RAPID DEPLOYMENT TEAM FROM THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WAS GOING TO SEND A RESPNSE TEAM TO COUNSEL THE SOON-TO-BE UNEMPLOYED WORKERS AT THE MAUI PRINCE AND MAKENA GOLF COURSE. THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY A PRESS RELEASE FROM PRINCE RESORTS HAWAII MANAGEMENT THAT PINK SLIPS HAD GONE OUT TO AS MANY AS 410 EMPLOYEES. AND, THAT THE HOTEL AND GOLF COURSE WOULD CEASE OPERATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 16TH.

BY TUESDAY, THE LENDER - WELLS FARGO - WAS IN SECOND CIRCUIT COURT SEEKING A RULING THAT WOULD PUT THE OPERATION INTO THE HANDS OF A RECEIVER WHOULD COULD KEEP THE HOTEL AND GOLF COURSE OPEN. MAUI JUDGE SHACKLET RAFETTO HEARD OPENING APPEALS AND WILL HOLD A HEARING THIS TUESDAY TO MAKE THE NEXT MOVE.

MEANWHILE, LATE WEDNESDAY, MONEY FOR PAYROLL FOR ABOUT 380 HOTEL AND GOLF COURSE WORKERS WAS ADVANCED BY THE LENDERS. THEIR ATTORNEY, BARRY SULLIVAN, SAYS THAT WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO BE THE CASE - HOPING FOR A POSITIVE OUTCOME FROM TUESDAY'S HEARING, AND A CONTINUED UPTICK IN VISITOR ARRIVALS ON MAUI. SULLIVAN ADDED, hOPEFULLY, "IT;'S BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL."

(ON-CAM TAG) THIS STORY WAS STILL UNFOLDING AS OF OUR NEWS DEADLIUNE THIS WEEK. TO KEEP ON TOP OF THIS STORY, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK IN ON THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(MOLOKAI FIRE)(PiP-FIRE)

J: THE FRIENDLY ISLE OF MOLOKAI WAS THE TENSE ISLE OF MOLOKAI FOR SEVERAL SCARY DAYS THIS WEEK AS ONE OF THE LARGEST BRUSH FIRES IN RECENT MEMORY ROARED UP STARTING LAST WEEKEND.

(TAKE VO) BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON THE FIRE HEAD ALREADY BURNED MORE THAN A THOUSAND ACRES. THAT'S WHEN CREWS FROM MAUI WERE BROUGHT IN BY BOAT TO HEKLP FIGHT THE BLAZE. NON-STOP DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS, HELICOPTERS DID CONTINUOUS WATER DROPS. ON WEDNESDAY TWO CHINOOK HELICOPTERS FROM THE HAWAII ARMY NATIONAL GUARD 10:03 AM 9/3/2009WERE ADDED TO THE FIGHT, BRINGING THE CHOPPER TOTAL TO AS MANY AS EIGHT.

WHILE FIRE CREWS - AND RESIDENTS DID AN EXCELLENT JOB BEATING BACK THE FLAMES FROM PROPERTY, THERE WERE LOSSES. A HONEY FARM WAS A TOTAL LOSS AND A ROOFING COMPANY LOST THEIR TOOLS IN A CARPORT FIRE. SO FAR THE ONLY INJURY WAS TO A FIRTEMAN WHO SUFFERED FROM SMOKE INHALATION SATURDAY SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRE BROPKE OUT ABOVE KAUNAKAKAI.

BY THURSDAY MORNING, THE FIRE HAD BURNED AN ESTIMATED 8,000 ACRES - INCLUDING MORE THAN 400 ACRES OF THE MOLOKA'I FOREST PRESERVE - UP TO ELEVATIONS CLOSE TO 3,000 FEET. CREWS FROM ACROSS THE STATE - NUMBERING ABOUT 60 CONTINUED TO FIGHT THE FIRE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING - AND OFFICIALS BELIEVE THEY HAVE IT NEARLY COMPLETELY CONTAINED.

(ON-CAM TAG) STILL NO WORD ON THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE.

(MNHCC PREVIEW)(PiP-Ko'i)

J: TWELVE CANOES - EACH BEARING A KUPUNA. EACH KUPUNA BEARING A POHAKU. EACH POHAKU REPRESENTING ONE OF THE 12 MOKU THAT MAKE UP MAUI. IT'S ALL BEING CELEBRATED THIS WEEK ON THE BEACH AT WAILEA.

(pkg) ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS IN THE WORLD, HERE'S THE BREATH-TAKING VIEW FROM THE BEACH FRONTING THE GRAND WAILEA RESORT AND SPA - THE SITE OF THE THIRD ANNUAL BUSINESS FEST FOR THE MAUI NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - AND THIS YEAR, THERE'S SOMETHING DECIDEDLY DIFFERENT.

Keoni Woo, Treasurer, MNHCC

KW01: "We have a different tone to this event. We have, basically, added an ahu, which is a district in Maui, there's 12 districts. And, since we did take on the ko'i - which is the stone adze - as our symbol for the chamber, we decided to do an awards dinner to also recognize people in our community from our past president to people who have shown great leadersgip in our community."

THE AWARDS WOO SPEAKS OF ARE THESE EQUISITE - AND DANGEROUS LOOKING CREATIONS CALLED THE KO'I.

KW03: "This is a tool that was used throughout the Pacific. For Hawai'i we call it the ko'i. For Maui we have a dark gray basalt rock. The most highly prized rock was from Mauna Kea on the Big Island. It was a dark black basalt rock. It's fashioned on an o'hia handle with cordage made from coconut and other plants. There are two lau hala pads for cushioning. The ko'i was used to fashion Hawaiians' lives. Without it - it's one of the most important tools - without it we wouldn't have survived in such an isolated place in the pacific."

FOUR OF THESE HAVE BEEN HAND-CRAFTED FOR PRESENTATION DURING THE AWARDS DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE GRAND WAILEA RESORT AND SPA.

THEY WILL STORED IN A SECURE PLACE DURING THE DAY AFTER A SPIRITUAL CEREMONEY AT SUNRISE FRIDAY ON THE BEACH FRONTING THE GRAND WAILEA. KUMU KELI'I TAU'A EXPLAINS.

Keli'i Tau'a, Kumu

KT01: "Basically we're inviting the 12 mokus - mokus are the sections of each of the islands. It's the largest section. Real quickly: Hawaiian history. Mokupuni is an island. In the islands there are mokus - or the largest sections. Within the mokus are ahupua'as, ili, kuleana lands, lele and so. The people of ancient times were very specific on who lived on the land and the purpose they were living there."

AT SUNRISE FRIDAY, 12 WA'A OR OUTRIGGER CANOES, EACH REPRESENTING ONE OF THE MOKU, WILL ARRIVE ON SHORE. ONBOARD EACH, A CREW OF PADDLERS AND A KUPUNA.

KT02: "On each canoe there will be an elder from the moku who will present a pohaku to the chamber's officers who will then place it on the ahu."

THE AHU - KIND OF A SHRINE, OR ALTER, WASN'T COMPLETE WHEN WE TALKED TO KELI'I AND KEONI, SO THEY ASKED US NOT TO SHOW IT YET. IT WILL BE READY FOR THIS SPECIAL CEREMONY - SOMETHING THAT HASN'T HAPPENED IN A LONG TIME.

KW02: "I don't think that has been done since the last koa tree has been fallen forth - and at this stage, too. Although it's a little more modern, we still try and bring the protocol to our chamber with this."

KUMU TAU'A ALSO REFERRED TO THE 'MODERN,' AND HOW THIS CEREMONY WILL HELP REMIND HAWAIIANS OF THEIR ROOTS, REFERRING TO A RECENT NEWS ITEM

KT03: "...talking about all these species that might be brought because the inspectors will be laid off. But if we go back to ancient times, we really didn;'t need anything from the outside. So, part of the ceremonies will cover 'how can we be sustainable without needing these ships that bring in threatening plants and animals."

AND THEN HE TIED IT ALL TOGETHER ABOUT HOW AN ANCIENT CEREMONY CONDUCTED BY THE MAUI NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS RELEVANCE TODAY.

KT04: "They will be at the forefront to start to really look and commit to building a better Maui so that we don't have to consider relying on the outside of the archipelago of Hawai'i Nei."

(ON-CAM) THE EVENT IS NOT A TOURIST EVENT - BUT A CULTURAL ONE - MEANING THE PUBLIC IS CERTAINLY INVITED TO WITNESS THE SPECTACLE, BUT OBSERVE IT WITH RESPECT.

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL TAKE YOU BACK TO THAT FREE HEALTH CLINIC HELD SATURDAY IN KIHEI TO SEE HOW IT WENT - AND IF IT MIGHT HAPPEN AGAIN. AND WE'LL ALSO LEARN WHAT WAL MART HAS TO DO THAT WOULD BE A BOOST FOR HEALTH CARE IN HAWAI'I. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

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(KWMC-FREE CLINIC)(PiP-GRIFFIN)

J: COMPARED TO A "NORMAL DAY," THEY SAW ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER OF PATIENTS BUT THAT'S WHERE "NORMAL ENDED" LAST SATURDAY WHEN THE KIHEI WAILEA MEDICAL CENTER HOSTED A FREE DIAGNOSTIC AND SCREENING CLINIC THAT TURNED OUT TO BE SOMETHING OF A LIFE SAVER.

(TAKE GRIFFIN VO-SOT) LAST WEEK DOCTOR MARCUS GRIFFIN TOLD US ABOUT HIS IDEA TO HOLD A FREE SCREENING AND DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC FOR THE UNINSURED OF MAUI. WITH VERY LITTLE FANFARE AND PUBLICITY, THAT EVENT HAPPENED SATURDAY.

Marcus Griffin, MD

MG01: "I think, Jeff, we're very happy. We had 30 patients come in today and I believe the majority of them were very happy with the outcome. I think 30 was a really good number. We had two physicians working today. I think by the time they left, they were very happy."

PHYSICIANS - AND NURSES - VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME ON THEIR DAY OFF, AND TOLD US THAT IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A NORMAL DAY AT THE OFFICE.

Maile Miller, RN, KWMC

MM01: "It was about the same - the same amount of patients - just a lot more grateful people."

MAILE TOLD US HOW GRATEFUL.

MM02: "We got - I'd say - at least four or five 'thank yous' out of each patient when they got in, and after they left and on their way out."

IT WAS FIRST-COME FIRST SERVE AT THE EVENT - AND THE DOCTORS SAW A VARIETY OF AILMENTS.

MG02: "We saw some asthma cases, some diabetics. We saw one lady who had some arthritic problems. So it was a broad spectrum of things."

DOCTOR GRIFFIN SAID ONE PATIENT WHO CAME IN HAD TO BE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR A POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION.

MARILYN GRIFFIN USED HER DAY OFF FROM MAUI MEMORIAL TO COME AND VOLUNTEER FOR THE FREE CLINIC AND SHE TOLD US WHY.

Marilyn Griffin, RN

MarG02: "We're caregivers. It's in every fiber of your being. We're there to help when help is needed and it feels good."

OF COURSE IF MORE PEOPLE WERE AWARE SUCH A FREE EVENT LIKE THIS WAS AVAILABLE, THEY'D PROBABLY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT NEXT TIME, SO, WILL THERE BE A NEXT TIME?

MG03: "Well, it'll be a joint effort - we'll sit down and talk about it. We're hoping that a program like this would stimulate the community and encourage other medical professionals to volunteer their time to put on a program such as this. So, it's always open in the future and we'll see what comes."

(ON-CAM TAG) IF AND WHEN THIS HAPPENS AGAIN, YOU CAN BE SURE WE'LL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT IT.

WALMART-RED CROSS(PiP-WALMARTrEDcROSS)

J: SPEAKING OF SELFLESS CAREGIVERS, SOON THERE WILL BE MORE OF THEM IN HAWAII - THANKS TO WALMART. NO, THEY'RE NOT ON SPECIAL - BUT WHAT WALMART HAS DONE IS PRETTY SPECIAL. WALMART HAS DONATED 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE HAWAII STATE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS TO SET UP NURSE AID TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNEMPLOYED MEN AND WOMEN. AS A RESULT OF THE TRAINING, GRADUATES WOULD QUALIFY TO BE CERTIFIED AS A CERTIFIED NURSE AID OR C-N-A.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY, VISIT THE RED CROSS WEBSITE. PROOF OF UNEMPLOYMENT IS REQUIRED AND YOU NEED TO APPLY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15TH. RIGHT NOW TRAINING IS ONLY GOING TO BE OFFERED ON THE BIG ISLAND AND ON O'AHU - BUT IF THE PROGRAM IS A SUCCESS, THE RED CROSS HOPES TO ESTABLISH TRAINING PROGRAMS ON ALL THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. REMEMBER, THAT'S HAWAIIREDCROSS-DOT-ORG. AND IF YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THAT, WE HOPE YOU CAN REMEMBER MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(SLOW FOOD)(PiP-HEALTHY FOOD)

J: AND SINCE WE'RE KIND OF ON A HEALTHY THEME, DO YOU KNOW ABOUT "SLOW FOOD USA?" IT'S AN ORGANIZATION - WITH A WEBSITE BY THE SAME NAME - DEDICATED TO GETTING REAL PEOPLE TO COMPEL THEIR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO PROVIDE AMERICA'S CHILDREN WITH REAL, HEALTHY FOOD AT SCHOOL. IF IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE TO GET BEHIND, THERE'S A VERY MAUI OPPORTUNITY COMING UP.

THIS MONDAY ON THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY ON THE LAWN IN FRONT OF BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL, THERE'S A SLOW FOOD USA EAT-IN, MAUI STYLE. BETWEEN 11 AND 2, EVERYONE IS INVITED TO BRING A HOMEMADE DISH FOR A POT LUCK. IT CAN BE FOR TWO OR 20. THE EVENT WILL BE HAPPENING AT LUNCH TIME AT 250 CAMPUSES ACROSS THE U.S. ON LABOR DAY. AND TO SWEETEN THE DEAL EVEN MORE, THERE WILL BE LIVE PERFORMANCES BY JOEL KATZ OF THE KOOL KATZ FROM 11 UNTIL NOON AND GRAMMY WINNER GEORGE KAHUMOKU FROM NOON TO ONE.

IN ADDITION TO BEING A MAJOR STATEMENT, IT'LL ALSO BE A PHOTO OPP - AND ORGANIZERS ASK THAT YOU ALSO HELP MAKE IT A ZERO WASTE EVENT BY ALSO BRINGING YOUR OWN NON-DISPOSABLE PLATE, NAPKIN, FORK AND BEVERAGE. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE EVENT ON MONDAY, OR ABOUT SLOW FOOD USA AND HOW YOU CAN HELP, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(BABY HONU)(PiP-HONU)

J: AND, SINCE WE'RE ON THE TOPIC OF HEALTHY KEIKI - THERE ARE SIX NEW ONES AT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER.

(take vo) SIX GREEN SEA TURTLE HATCHLINGS ARRIVED AT THE OCEAN CENTER ON AUGUST 19TH. AT EIGHT WEEKS OLD - AND BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY - THEY HAD A LITTLE QUIET TIME GETTING USED TO THEIR NEW SURROUNDINGS. THEN, LAST WEEK THEY GOT A TRADITIONAL GREETING AND A BLESSING FROM KAHU CHARLIE MAXWELL, THE OCEAN CENTER'S CULTURAL ADVISOR. THE BABY HONU WILL LIVE AT THE OCEAN CENTER AND BE AMONG 12 THAT LIVE IN TURTLE LAGOON. THE OTHER SIX ARE JUVENILES THAT WILL BE RELEASED INTO THE OPEN OCEAN WHEN THEY'RE OLDER, ABOUT TWO OR THREE YEARS...AT WHICH TIME THEY'LL BRING IN MORE HATCHLINGS.

(ON-CAM) THE HATCHLINGS COME FROM SEA LIFE PARK ON O'AHU, AND ARE PART OF THE GIANT 'OHANA CALLED THE HAWAII GREEN SEA TURTLE EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM BECAUSE NOBODY OWNS THESE PRECIOUS CREATURES, BUT WE ALL HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF DOING WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THEY LIVE LONG HEALTHY LIVES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

(B-TOSS-C)

J: AND COMING UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS - THE PRE-SEASON WITH A COUPLE OF MAJOR SURPRISES, AND NOW IT'S TIME FOR REGULAR SEASON FOOTBALL IN THE M-I-L. PLUS IT'S ANOTHER SATURDAY ON THE WAY WITH TOO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO. IT'S ALL ON MAUI TV NEWS WHEN WE COME BACK.

(C-BLOCK)

J: AS THEY SAY ON THOSE SPORTS PROMOS...THIS TIME..IT'S FOR REAL! THIS WEEKEND THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE KICKS OFF REGULAR SEASON FOOTBALL. AND, IN EXCITING FASHION, THE TWO TEAMS THAT WILL START IT OFF HAD VERY DIFFERENT ENDINGS TO THEIR PRE-SEASON. LAST SATURDAY THE MAUI HIGH SABERS SNAPPED A 25-GAME LOSING STREAK BY THUMPING THE MENEHUNES OF WAIMEA HIGH SCHOOL OF KAUA'I 21 TO NOTHING. AND, UNDER THE LIGHTS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT THE SABERS WILL TAKE ON LAHAINALUNA - WHO DID THE OPPOSITE OF THE SABERS - AND LOST THEIR FIRST GAME ON THEIR HOME FILED - LOVINGLY REFERRED TO AS THE IMU - WHEN THEY FELL TO THE KAUAI RED RAIDERS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON BY A FINAL SCORE OF 25 TO 18. THE LUNAS HADN'T LOST A GAME AT THE IMU SINCE...GET THIS...1947. THANKS TO ROB COLLIAS AT THE MAUI NEWS FOR THAT FACT. WRAPPING UP THE M-I-L KICKOFF WEEKEND TOMORROW NIGHT, KING KEKAULIKE WILL HOST THE BALDWIN BEARS AT NA ALII STADIUM.

TAKING A LOOK AT OTHER FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT AHEAD...THEY COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES...AND SOMETIMES THEY ALL COME AT ONCE.

ON THE ONE HAND, YOU MIGHT NOT CALL IT ENTERTAINING - BUT IT SURE LEAVES A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. RESIDENTS OF THE PRECIOUS COMMUNITY OF HANA HAVE UNTIL THIS SATURDAY TO CLEAN UP THOSE LARGE EYESORES THEY USUALLY HAVE TO HANG ONTO. YOU CAN DROP THEM OFF AT THE HANA LANDFILL UNTIL THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS THIS SATURDAY. BRING THOSE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PILING UP - INCLUDING TIRES, OLD BUSTED MICROWAVE OVENS, CAR BATTERIES - AND ALL THOSE THINGS THEY NORMALLY WON'T ACCEPT AT THE HANA LANDFILL. THINGS LIKE WASHERS, DRYERS, ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT, OLD TVS AND ANYTHING WITH A CIRCUIT BOARD...ALL OF THAT STUFF WILL BE PROPERLY STOWED, STORED AND TRUCKED BACK TO CENTRAL MAUI THEN OFF THE ISLAND FOR GOOD. THE BEST PART, IT'S FREE.

AND THIS MAY NOT BE TOO ENTERTAINING - BUT IT SURE FEELS GOOD TO HELP. THIS WEEKEND LOOK FOR FIREFIGHTERS, BOOTS IN HAND - AT SHOPPING CENTERS ACROSS MAUI COUNTY - HOPING YOU'LL HELP THEM FILL THOSE BOOTS FOR THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION. PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP THE FIREFIGHTERS HELP THE KIDS.

THIS SATURDAY EVENING IS GOING TO MAKE YOU WISH YOU COULD BE IN AT LEAST FOUR PLACES AT ONCE. FIRST, IT'S A CD RELEASE PARTY FOR MAUI KUMU KELI'I TAU'A AND DAVID KAUAHIKAUA. ADMISSION IS FREE TO THE EVENT, SET FOR 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. AT THE ALE HOUSE ON KAMEHAMEHA AVENUE IN KAHULUI. THE CD IS TITLED "HOKU - ONE OCEAN, ONE PEOPLE," AND CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF THE SAILING CANOE, HOKULE'A.

SATURDAY NIGHT IN PUKALANI, GRACE CHURCH WILL KICK OFF THE HAWAIIAN HERITAGE MONTH UPCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL. THIS SATURDAY, THEIR FREE SCREENING IS "MOLOKA'I: THE STORY OF FATHER DAMIEN." THEY PLAN TO SHOW HISTORICAL MOVIES EACH SATURDAY - UNDER THE STARS, WEATHER PERMITTING - OTHERWISE THEY MOVE INDOORS, SO BRING YOUR CHAIR OR A BLANKET. IT'S FREE AND THE MOVIES START AT 7. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

MEANWHILE, BACK DOWNCOUNTRY IN CENTRAL MAUI ON SATURDAY NIGHT, ERIC GILLIOM AND BARRY FLANIGAN TEAM UP FOR A DINNER SHOW AT CAFE MARC AUREL. IT'S AN EVENING OF GUITAR VIRTUOSITY, FUN STORIES AND AMAZING HARMONIES. DINNER SEATING STARTS AT 6-30 AND THE CONCERT STARTS AT 7-30. FOR DETAILS CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

BUT THERE'S EVEN MORE TO CHOOSE FROM. SATURDAY NIGHT IN SOUTH MAUI, PETER KATER WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE LOUNGE IN MALA WAILEA. IF THAT NAME SOUNDS FAMILIAR, IT'S BECAUSE HE'S SOLD A FEW MILLION ALBUMS, BEEN NOMINATED FOR FIVE GRAMMIES, AND JUST PERFORMED A SOLD-OUT SHOW WITH GUITARIST DOMINIC MILLER AT THE MACC LAST MONTH. YOU'LL HAVE TO BE QUICK TO CATCH HIM - PETER KATER WILL ONLY BE PERFORMING FROM SEVEN UNTIL 8 P.M. IN THE LOUNGE AT MALA IN THE WAILEA MARRIOTT.

WHEW! FINALLY. IT'S SUNDAY. THAT'S THE DAY YOU'LL WANT TO BRING YOUR TALENTED KEIKI TO THE OMORI STUDIOS AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT'S TIME FOR AUDITIONS FOR BALLET HAWAII'S "THE NUTCRACKER." THE MAUI PRODUCTION WILL NEED 50 TO 75 LOCAL DANCERS OF ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS. MINIMUM AGE SHOULD BE AT LEAST FIVE. ALL AUDITIONING KEIKI MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO CAN ATTEND AN ORIENTATION. ADVANCED SKILLED DANCERS SHOULD BRING POINTE SHOES. AUDITIONS WILL BEGIN AT 12-30 AND BE HELD - BY AGE GROUP - UNTIL 4-30. FOR THE LIST OF TIMES AND AGE GROUPS, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS. THE NUTCRACKER, BY THE WAY, WILL FILL THE CASTLE THEATER ON DECEMBER 5TH AND 6TH.

MONDAY, OF COURSE, IS LABOR DAY - ALWAYS HELD ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER, AND SERVES AS THE UNOFFICIAL END OF SUMMER. ALL STATE, COUNTY AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY, AS WILL BANKS, SCHOOLS AND THE POST OFFICE. COUNTY POOLS, WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF MOLOKA'I, WILL BE OPEN ON HOLIDAY SCHEDULE.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK, THE MAUI COUNTY ENERGY EXPO 2009 WILL REV UP THE ROOM AT THE GRAND WAILEA RESORT AND SPA NEXT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. THE LAST EVENT - HELD IN 2007 - INTRODUCED THE CONCEPT OF WAVE ENERGY TO MAUI AND THIS YEAR ORGANIZERS SAY EVEN MORE INNOVATION IS ON THE AGENDA. THE TWO-DAY EVENT FEATURES SEMINARS, PANELS AND INTERACTIVE EVENTS. FOR TIMES, LOCATIONS AND DETAILS, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THEN, NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT THERE'S A VERY COOL EVENT AT THE MACC TITLED "REMEMBERING ROOTS AND ENVISIONING FUTURE - FIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN POETS." A QUINTET OF EXTREMELY TALENTED WOMEN WEAVE MELE OLI IN ENGLISH, HAWAIIAN AND PIDGIN IN POETIC FORMS RANGING FROM TRADITIONAL METER TO 21ST CENTURY POETRY SLAM STYLE. IT STARTS AT 6 NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER AT THE MACC.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO START LOOKING FOR A NEW HAT TO WEAR AT THE MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. IT'S MAPA'S BIGGEST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER AND IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN THIS YEAR. FROM 1 TO FIVE, NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH ON THE BEAUTIFUL SHADY LAWN OF THE YOKOUCHI ESTATE IN WAILUKU, THE 21ST ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY WILL FEATURE IMPRESSIVE FOOD AND DRINK AND THEIR SIGNATURE "FRESH ART" AUCTION. TICKETS ARE 65 DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, 75 DOLLARS AT THE EVENT.

FOR DETAILS ON ALL THESE EVENTS AND EVEN MORE, 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)

(Solo-Center-Up)

J: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE INTERNET AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST, AVAILABLE ANYTIME ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. YOU CAN WATCH ANYTIME, ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAI'I ON OCEANIC DIGITAL CHANNEL 953 ON NEWS ON DEMAND. AND NOW YOU CAN CATCH OUR NEW WEEKLY REPORTS EVERY FRIDAY MORNING ON THE KHON-2 MORNING NEWS BETWEEN 5 AND 8 A.M.

WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE OFTEN FOR DAILY, ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE. MAHALO FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

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