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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning September 4, 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.

J: THE WATER WILL STAY ON - BUT THINGS ARE GETTING DEEPER AS MAUI COUNTY SUES MOLOKAI PROPERTIES TO MAKE SURE- AND TO COLLECT DAMAGES.

JY: CANDIDATES ARE EVERYWHERE AND GET USED TO SEEING MORE OF THEM MORE OFTEN AS THE SEPTEMBER 20TH PRIMARY NEARS.

J: AND SOME OF THOSE CANDIDATES WERE AMONG THE HUNDREDS WHO CAME TO SUPPORT HALE MAKUA AS THE ANNUAL LUAU SERVED UP ONO GRINES AND LOADS OF LAUGHS.

JY: IN SPORTS, PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL WRAPPED UP THIS WEEK - AND NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON FOR SOME M-I-L TEAMS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS, IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING FROM A LEO KI'EKI'E CONTEST TO A HAUNTING MOONLIGHT HIKE. IT'S ALL COMING UP 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 - AND NOW WE'RE AVAILABLE ON BASIC CABLE AND SATELLITE, TOO. I'M JEFF KING.

JY: AND I'M JULIE Y. THAT'S RIGHT. BEGINNING THIS WEEK, MAUI TV NEWS CAN NOW BE SEEN BY NEARLY EVERYONE IN HAWAI'I THAT HAS CABLE, A SATELLITE DISH OR RABBIT EARS.

(Turn to cam) FOR 68 STRAIGHT WEEKS, MAUI TV NEWS HAS DEVOTED COVERAGE TO THE STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY. AND NOW THAT COVERAGE IS EXPANDING TO A MUCH WIDER AUDIENCE. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY OF THE NEW PARTNERSHIP THAT'S PUTTING OUR SHOW INTO ORBIT.

(Take KIKU Partnership Pkg) FOR MORE THAN A YEAR - 68 WEEKS TO BE PRECISE, MAUI TV NEWS HAS COVERED THE STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY. WE WERE THERE FROM THE VERY FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE SUPERFERRY ON THE HORIZON - THROUGH THE PROTESTS - AND THE COURT BATTLES - TO THE 125,000TH PASSENGER. WE WERE THERE WHEN POWERFUL KONA STORMS SWAMPED SOUTH MAUI AND LEFT MAJOR DESTRUCTION UPCOUNTRY. WE'VE FOLLOWED ALONG THROUGHOUT THE HOTLY DEBATED VACATION RENTAL ISSUE, AND WE WATCHED - HELPLESSLY, RIGHT ALONG WITH YOU - AS ALOHA AIRLINES BID A FINAL ALOHA TO THE STATE.

IN EVERY STORY, WE TAKE GREAT PAINS TO BE OBJECTIVE - TO OFFER BOTH SIDES AND ALLOW YOU, THE VIEWER, TO FORM YOUR OWN OPINION. YOU MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SEE AND HEAR, AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES OUR JOB SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE, WE BELIEVE, INFORMED PEOPLE MAKE BETTER CHOICES.

NOW WE'RE TAKING OUR STORY COVERAGE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. MAUI TV NEWS HAS FORMED A PARTNERSHIP WITH HAWAII'S KIKU TELEVISION TO MAKE OUR SHOW AVAILABLE TO EVEN MORE VIEWERS. NOW YOU CAN WATCH MAUI TV NEWS EVERY SATURDAY AT 4-30 ON HAWAII'S KIKU TELEVISION ON OCEANIC CABLE CHANNEL 10 AND DIGITAL VCABLE CHANNEL 89. THAT MEANS THAT BASIC CABLE SUBSCRIBERS CAN WATCH MAUI TV NEWS EVERY WEEK, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO RECEIVE THEIR SIGNAL BY SATELLITE ON DISH NETWORK AND DIRECT TV.

WHAT IT ALSO MEANS IS THAT NOW MAUI TV NEWS IS ALSO IN HOTELS, RESORTS AND CONDOS - AND NOT JUST ON MAUI, BUT ALSO ON THE ISLAND OF O'AHU. AND WHEN BROADCASTING SWITCHES TO ALL-DIGITAL NEXT FEBRUARY, THANKS TO OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH HAWAII'S KIKU TELEVISION, WE'LL BE RIGHT THERE.

IN A RAPIDLY EXPANDING HIGH-TECH WORLD, MAUI TV NEWS WILL CONTINUE TO BE A HIGH-TOUCH WAY TO DEVOTE COVERAGE TO THE STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY. IN THE NEWS BUSINESS, WE HAVE ONE JOB: TO FIND OUT STUFF AND TELL PEOPLE ABOUT IT. AND WITH EXPANDING NEW TECHNOLOGIES, AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS LIKE OUR NEW AFFILIATION WITH HONOLULU-BASED KIKU TELEVISION, WE CAN TELL EVEN MORE PEOPLE ABOUT IT. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING IT EASIER TO ACCESS THE INFORMATION YOU WANT TO SEE FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE. AND WE'RE WORKING ON EXPANDED DELIVERY OPTIONS. THAT MEANS THAT, SOMEDAY SOON, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO WATCH MAUI TV NEWS ON YOUR CELL PHONE.

(MOLOKAI LAWSUIT)(PiP-LAWSUIT)

J: MEANWHILE IT'S THE MOST BASIC OF ESSENTIAL HUMAN NEED THAT TOPS OUR NEWS: WATER. THE ONGOING WATCH OF WHETHER THE WATER WILL STAY ON OR GO OFF ON WEST MOLOKA'I IS NO MORE REASSURING TO LOCALS THERE THAN BEFORE. BUT, NOW THE ORDER TO KEEP THE WATER FLOWING HAS A LITTLE MORE CLOUT THAN BEFORE.

SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS FIRST MADE BY MOLOKA'I PROPPERTIES IN JUNE THAT THE WATER WOULD STOP FLOWING AT THE END OF AUGUST, A WAR OF WORDS HAS SEEN VARIOUS BATTLEFRONTS ON MAUI, IN HONOLULU - AND ON MOLOKAI. IN AN EFFORT TO END THE WAR SOONER THAN LATER, MAUI COUNTY HIRED A BIG GUN - FORMER STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL MARGERY BRONSTER. LAST FRIDAY, MS. BRONSTER SPOKE WITH MAUI TV NEWS IN A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW SHORTLY AFTER FILING THE COUNTY'S LAWSUIT AGAINST MOLOKAI PROPPERTIES. SHE SAIS THAT COMPANY'S POSITION THAT IT'S LOCAL UTILITY COMPANY WAS GOING BROKE JUST DIDN'T HOLD WATER.

On the phone: Margery Bronster, representing Maui County

MB01: "It's not simply a matter of setting a shell corporation, under-capitalizing it and saying "oops, we ran out of money." This is a direct obligation of Molokai properties. And as long as Molokai properties owns the property and has these contracts, it must continue to operate the water systems."

WHEN WE ASKED WHO TRUMPED WHOM IN THE HEIERARCHY OF JUST WHO CAN MAKE THE FINAL CALL IF MOLOKAI PROPERTIES PULLED THE PLUG, SHE GAVE US HER LEGAL OPINION.

MB02: "I'm quite surpised that the state has basically walked away and asked the County to take over. Because the statute and the framework make it clear that it is the State that has the authority to step in and take over in the event of an emergency, and not the County."

THE LEGAL BATTLE COULD GET EXPENSIVE - BUT NOT AS EXPENSIVE, BRONSTER SAYS, AS TAKING OVER AND POSSIBLY REBUILDING THE WATER SYSTEMS NOW OPERATED BY MOLOKAI PROPERTIES, ONLY TO HAVE THEM COME BACK IN A COUPLE OF YEARS AS A CUSTOMER AND APPLY FOR NEW METERS TO TAKE ANOTHER TRY AT DEVELOPING LA'AU POINT AND REOPENING MOLOKA'I RANCH. AND THAT'S WHY THE LAWSUIT SEEKS INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND AS-YET UNSPECIFIED MONETARY DAMAGES.

MB03: "The 'relief' is really two-fold. The primary relief being sought in this complaint is to make sure that Molokai Properties keeps the water systems going. The County is also looking for damages, but we certainly don't want Molokai properties to shut diown and leave all the people of Molokai stranded."

(on-cam tag) BRONSTER POINTED OUT THAT - IN THE COUNTY'S FAVOR - OVER THE YEARS, MOLOKAI PROPERTIES HAS SIGNED 31 CONSECUTIVE CONTRACTS SAYING THEY WOULD NEVER SHUT OFF THE WATER THE WAY THEY ARE TRYING TO NOW. IF THAT HAD SHUT DOWN LAST SUNDAY AS THEY PLANNED, SOME 40 PERCENT OF THE ISLAND WOULD GO DRY.

(Election Coverage)(PiP-Vote 2008)

JY: IN JUST TWO WEEKS VOTERS FROM MAUI - AND ACROSS HAWAI'I - WILL HEAD TO THE POLLS FOR PRIMARY ELECTION DAY. VOTERS CAN EXPECT A NUMBER OF CHANGES THIS YEAR FOR BOTH THE PRIMARY AND THE GENERAL ELECTION. REPORTER JEFF KING GIVES US THE RUNDOWN ON THE ELECTION, AND THE ELECTION COVERAGE PLANS.

(Take election Pkg) THE VOTING MACHINES TO BE USED THIS YEAR WERE TESTED LAST WEEK WHEN MEMBERS OF A VARIETY OF POLITICAL PARTIES WERE GIVEN BALLOTS TO VOTE IN ANY WAY THEY CHOOSE. THE TEST WOULD BE TO SEE IF WHAT THEY MARKED WAS WHAT THE MACHINE COUNTED. THEY COULD VOTE WRONG, MARK TOO MAY CHOICES..OR ANYTHING ELSE TO TRY TO TRICK THE MACHINES.

Kevin Cronin, Director of Elections - State of Hawaii

KC01: "It's up to the individual, but each was given 100 ballotS that they could vote in any combination they choose."

KEVIN CRONIN IS THE STATE'S CHIEF OF ELECTIONS, AND WAS ON MAUI LAST WEEK AS THEY NEW BOXES WERE UNVEILED, DETAILED AND ASSAILED WITH A VARIETY OF BALLOT ENTRIES. HART INTER-CIVIC E-SCAN AND E-SLATE VOTING MACHINES WON IN BID PROCESS AFTER 2006 ELECTIONS. THEY SERVE 4,000 GOVERNMENT ENTITIES - FROM SMALL TOWNS TO ENTIRE STATES. AND IN EVERY CASE, FROM HOUSTON, TO ORANGE COUNTY TO WAILUKU, THEY'VE HAD TO PROVE THE GIZMO COUNTS VOTES ACCURATELY. SO FAR SO GOOD THEY SAY. EACH MACHINE STORES THE VOTES ON A DISK THAT IS PHYSICALLY SENT TO THE COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE FOR TABULATION, THEN SENT TO HONOLULU FOR VERIFICATION BEFORE ELECTRONICALLY DISTRIBUTING THE RESULTS.

AND WE'LL HAVE THOSE REULTS FOR YOU, LIVE ON BOTH ELECTION NIGHTS - FOR THE PRIMARY ON SEPTEMBER 20TH AND THE GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER FOURTH WHEN MAUI TV NEWS JOINS WITH AKAKU - MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION TO BRING YOU THE RESULTS OF THIS HISTORIC VOTE. LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS AS SOON AS THE POLLS CLOSE ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH ON MAUI CABLE CHANNELS 52, 53 AND 54. IN THE MEANTIME, THERE ARE ANSWERS TO YOUR HOW-TO-VOTE QUESTIONS AVAILABLE ON THE STATE ELECTIONS WEBSITE. TO GET THERE, FOLLOW THE LINK FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM.

(on-cam tag) BEGINNING WITH THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE WILL BE AIRING PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION - AND OUR ELECTION COVERAGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH AKAKU - MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION.


TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, "THE HOME OF RESPECTED ELDERS" HAD A FEW HUNDRED FOLKS COME CALLING THIAS WEEKEND. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE HALE MAHUA 'OHANA LUAU.

JY: AND FRESH ON THE HEELS OF HURRICANE GUSTAV CAME HURRICANES HANNA AND IKE. NOW, THE EXPERTS SAY, IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR HAWAII'S NEXT EMERGENCY. THE STORY WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE ON JUST HOW WISELY WE ARE USING WATER IN MAUI COUNTY SINCE THE WEATHER IS THE OPPOSITE OF THAT IN PARTS OF THE MAINLAND. THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(HALE MAKUA LU'AU)(PiP-Hale Makua)

JY: A LITTLE MORE THAN 62 YEARS AGO, MAUI WAS A QUIET PLACE. IT WAS A TERRITORY - WITH ALMOST NO TOURISTS - EXCEPT THE MEN WHO RETURNED HERE AFTER WORLD WAR TWO, TO SEE THE VALLEY ISLE IN A MUCH MORE PEACEFUL TIME. IN JUNE, 1946, THE IDEA WAS BORN FOR PLACE THAT COULD HANDLE THE LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS OF DISABLED VETERANS AND OF OUR OWN KUPUNA. BY OCTOBER OF THAT YEAR - THE NAME HALE MAKUA - THE HOME OF RESPECTED ELDERS - WAS CHOSEN. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING PICKS UP THE STORY FROM THERE

(take Hale Makua Pkg) THE PEOPLE OF MAUI HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN CARE OF 'OHANA...FROM THE VERY YOUNG TO THE VERY TO THE VERY SEASONED. AND BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES THAT NEED CARE AND ATTENTION, THERE'S HALE MAKUA. AND IT TAKES PRIVATE FUNDING, GRANTS AND FUNDRAISERS LIKE THE ANNUAL 'OHANA LUAU AT THE KIHEI COMMUNITY CENTER SUNDAY EVENING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF AN EVER-EVOLVING HALE MAKUA.

Tony Kreig, CEO, Hale Makua

TK03: "Nursing homes were built - really - as hospitals in the old days, so we're working to reconfigure some of the units as neighborhoods. For example, we're going to take one of the nurses' stations and we're gutting it and turn it into a living room with a place where nurses can still chart things but it's going to feel like someone's living room on one of the units. So, that's part of the culture change that we're going through and this money helps us do that."

CROWD OF ABOUT 450 PEOPLE PACKED INTO KIHEI COMMUNITY CENTER. THE ANNUAL EVENT BRINGS IN A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY AND TAKES A SUBSTANTIAL EFFORT TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN.

TK01: "I think we'll make 25-30 thousand dollars - net - on something like this. A lot of work goes into it."///

WORK THAT INCLUDES ALL THE DECORATING , INCLUDING THE COLORFUL TABLE SETTINGS, WORK TO PREPARE AND SERVE THE ONO LOCAL GRINES AND THE 'OHANA SPIRIT THAT DONATES THE EXCELLENT DEALS FOUND IN THE SILENT AUCTION AND EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS AT THE COUNTRY STORE. THEN THERE'S THE SHOW. CHANTELLE MADE HER PUBLIC DEBUT AT THIS YEAR'S HALE MAKUA 'OHANA LUAU, SHE GOT MANY IN THE CROWD ON THEIR FEET - OR IN UNCLE'S ARMS...INCLUDING THE EVENING'S MAIN EVENT - DA BRADDAHS - WHO HAD FUN WITH PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT. SOMETHING NEW FOR THE EVENT.

TK02: "We've had the Makaha Sons. We've had Dennis Kamakahi, so it was a bit of a stretch to go with all comedy and local but they seem to be enjoying it. And the way you can tell that is they're still here after dinner."

OF THEY WERE STILL THERE, LAUGHING AT DA BRADDAS AND AT THEMSELVES, ENJOYING THE VERY ESSENCE OF 'OHANA. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) THE EXPANDING NEEDS OF BOTH THE CLIENTELE OF HALE MAKUA - AND OF THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF, INCLUDE THE LUANA PROJECT. LUANA IS THE HAWAIIAN WORD THAT MEANS "TO LIVE IN COMFORT." TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEIR WORK, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(HURRICANE) (PiP: GustavImage)

J: HURRICANE GUSTAV BECAME ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED MAJOR STORMS OF MODERN TIMES. THERE WERE LOTS OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS LONG BEOFRE THE CATEGORY THREE SYSTEM SLAMMED INTO LOUISIANA. WOULD IT BE A REPEAT OF KATRINA, ALMOST EXACTLY THREE YEARS BEFORE? WOULD THE LEVEES HOLD? MANY OF THEM STILL AREN'T REPAIRED FROM THE ORIGINAL STORM? WOULD DISASTER OFFICIALS BE READY THIS TIME?

(vo) BY THE TIME THE STORM HIT MONDAY MORNING - HAWAI'I TIME, SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED. MORE THAN TWO MILLION PEOPLE HAD GOTTEN OUT OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA IN TIME. THE STORM HIT WEST OF NEW ORLEANS, WHICH WAS GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS. WHILE SPARED A DIRECT HIT, THE LANDFALL POINT MEANT THAT THE POWERFUL STORM SURGE IN THE UPPER RIGHT PORTION OF THE STORM WOULD FOCUS ON THE BIG EASY AND OTHER SEA-LEVEL CITIES.

(ON-CAM) AS FAR AS PREPARATION, RED CROSS AGENCIES ACROSS THE NATION DIDN'T TAKE ANY CHANCES. LAST FRIDAY, TWO MAUI MEN WERE AMONG THE FIVE RED CROSS RELIEF EXPERTS SENT TO THE REGION TO HELP COORDINATE WHATEVER RELIEF AND RECOVERY MISSION MIGHT TAKE PLACE. TOM WORTHINGTON AND MARK PARELLA FROM MAUI WERE SENT TO THE HEART OF THE TARGET ZONE: NEW ORLEANS. THE TWO MEN SPECIALIZE IN DISASTER SITUATION COMMUNICATION WORK AND MAY ALSO BE USED TO MANAGE EVACUATION EFFORTS.

(ff-cg-VO)WORTHINGTON'S EXPERTISE IN AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS HAS ALSO BEEN USED BY THE KIHEI-BASED PACIFIC DISASTER AS PART OF THEIR DISASTER PLANNING AND TRAINING.

THE RED CROSS SENT AN ADDITIONAL FIVE DISASTER EXPERTS FROM THE BIG ISLAND TO THE STORM ZONE ON SATURDAY TO HELP ESTABLISH EVACUATION SHELTERS IN TEXAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI AND FLORIDA.

MEANWHILE GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE - IN MINNESOTA FOR THE START OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION - ISSUED A STATEMENT URGING ALL RESIDENTS OF HAWAII TO BE PREPARED BECAUSE IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HAWAII TAKES ANOTHER HIT FROM A MAJOR STORM.

(vo) ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, AS HURRICAN GUSTAV - SEE IN THE RIGHT PORTION OF YOUR SCREEN - MARCHED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN U.S., A NEW TROPICAL SYSTEM BEGAN TO FRE UP OFF THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF MEXICO - AND ANOTHER STORM WAS BREWING ABOUT 700 MILES DUE SOUTH OF MAUI. FORECASTERS SAID THAT NEITHER OF THE PACIFIC STORMS POSED AN IMMEDIATE DANGER.

(on-cam) IN HER STATEMENT, THE GOVERNOR SAID ITíS TIME FOR RESIDENTS TO DEVELOP A DISASTER PLAN - WHICH INCLUDES LEARNING THE LOCATION OF THE NEAREST SHELTER, PUTTING TOGETHER AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT WITH PROVISIONS FOR AT LEAST A WEEK, AND STAYING ON TOP OF LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS.

(WATER USE)(PiP-Water Drop)

JY: HERE AT HOME, A QUARTER-OF A GLOBE AWAY FROM THE POWER OF GUSTAV, THE PROBLEM ALSO SEEMS A MILLION MILES AWAY. OUR WORRIES ARE THE OPPOSITE - TOO LITTLE RAIN. AS THE COUNTY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE DRIEST YEARS IN DECADES - SOMEHOW, PEOPLE ARE STILL USING A LOT LESS WATER THAN THEY DID A YEAR AGO.

(FF-CG-VO) THE WEST SIDE, ALONG WITH CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI - WHERE IT RAINS THE LEAST, CONTINUED TO LEAD THE DROP. IN ALL, WATER USE FOR THE COUNTY WAS DOWN BY ALMOST A HALF-MILLION GALLONS A DAY COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS WEEK. COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK, THE SAVINGS ARE EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE WITH WATER USE DOWN BY MORE THAN FOUR MILLION GALLONS A DAY.

(ON-CAM) WATER DIRECTOR JEFF ENG PRAISED CUSTOMERS FOR DOING THEIR PART TO CONSERVE AND, AS LONG AS THAT CONTINUES, CUTBACKS WILL CONTINUE TO BE VOLUNTARY. MEANWHILE, HE'S NOT GETTING MUCH HELP FROM THE WEATHER DEPARTMENT. THE STATE'S CHIEF WEATHER FORECASTER, KEVIN KODAMA, SAID FRIDAY THAT RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE ENTIRE STATE ARE LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF AVERAGE, AND THE OUTLOOK IS - UNFORTUNATELY - STILL SUNNY AND CLEAR.

(Toss to C Block)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, M-I-L PRESEASON FOOTBALL WRAPPED UP THIS WEEK WITH OPPONENTS COMING TO MAUI AND ACHIEVING MIXED SUCCESS. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF BALDWIN'S BATTLE AGAINST A TEAM NEARLY TWICE THEIR SIZE. THAT'S UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: THEN HOLLY CHUNG TAKES US TO WUTHERING HEIGHTS - AND EVEN HIGHER WITH UNCLE RICHARD'S FALSETTO CONTEST. DETAILS ON THOSE SHOWS AND LOTS MORE IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

K: K: THEY WERE BIG AND THERE WERE A LOT OF THEM!

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

I'M TALKING ABOUT THE MISSION VIEJO DIABLOS - WHO CAME TO THE WORLD'S FAVORITE ISLAND TO TAKE ON THE M-I-L'S DEFENDING FOOTBALL CHAMPS, THE BALDWIN BEARS. THEY'RE BIG - AVERAGING JUST UNDER 300 POUNDS ALONG THE OFFENSIVE LINE. AND THERE WERE A LOT OF THEM - A TRAVEL ROSTER OF NEARLY 70 PLAYERS, AND MORE ASSISTANT COACHES THAN THIS YEAR'S TROJANS HAVE PLAYERS. OH, AND THE MISSION VIEJO DIABLOS ARE RANKED AS THE 40TH BEST TEAM IN THE NATION.

BUT WOULD ALL THAT TONNAGE APPLY WHERE IT REALLY COUNTS? ON THE SCOREBOARD?

(matter of fact) UNFORTUNATELY.....YES.

(VO) BUT NOT RIGHT AWAY. GOOD BALDWIN DEFENSE AS DIABLO QUARTERBACK ALAN BRIDGFORD HOMES IN ON KEVIN CHANDLER WHO TAKES A HIT FROM BALDWIN'S WYATT BURNS AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT MOMENT TO PREVENT THE TD.

LESS THAN A MINUTE LEFT IN THE FIRST FRAME AND ALREADY UP 14-ZIP, IT LOOKS LIKE SIX MORE WHEN BRIDGFORD LOFTS THIS ONE TO HIS RECEIVER BUT THE REF SAYS...OUT OF BOUNDS. NOW, IF WE HAD INSTANT REPLAY - WITH HIGH SCHOOL'S ONE-FOOT-IN-BOUNDS RULE, THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN SIX. .....YEAH. BUT THEY SCORED TWO PLAYS LATER TO END THE FIRST QUARTER ON A LOCALLY SOUR NOTE (PAUSE).

THE CROWD OF MORE THAN A THOUSAND DIDN'T GIVE UP ON THEIR BEARS - EVEN WHEN A FOURTH DOWN SNAP ALMOST FLEW PAST THE KICKER. THEN THE KICK WAS ALMOST BLOCKED...BUT IT WAS A LITTLE TOUGH TO WATCH AS DIABLO ALEX MASCARANEAS BOBBED AND WEAVED HIS WAY THROUGH THE BEARS' ENTIR DEFENSE TO TAKE IT ALL THE WAY IN FOR ANOTHER MISSIEN VIEJO T-D.

WHEN THEY DID HAVE THEIR CHANCES, THEY COULDN'T GRAB THE HANDLE AS BUTA WILHELM-IOANE'S PASS TO AARON SLIPS RIGHT THROUGH HIS FINGERS. THEN ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PASS - BUT IT'S KNOCKED OUT OF CHAUNCEY WELL'S GRASP.

IT WASN'T ALL DARKNESS FOR THE MEN IN MAROON. WATCH THE PURSUIT BY BEARS NUMBER 45 KALEO FEITEIRA AS HE WON'T LET DIABLOS' DALLAS KASSMAN BACK TO THE LINE. A LITTLE LATER, IT'S THE BEARS JOHN LOTULEILEI AND JORDON PUU-ROBINSON WHO SHUT DOWN THE RUNNING GAME. BUT THAT BRIDGFORD TO CHANDLER END ZONE LOFT CONNECTION HAPPENED AGAIN - AND THIS TIME IT WORKED FOR THE VISITORS. AND JUST LIKE THAT IT'S 34 TO NOTHING.

THIS PLAY KIND OF SUMMED IT UP FOR THE BEARS WHEN MARC MILLAN LOSES THE HANDLE AND THE BALL SQUIRTS OUT OF THE PILE...AS DOES DIABLO ALEX STAMOG'S HELMET...BUT THE BALL BOUNCED TO MISSION VIEJO.

THE SCORE AT HALFTIME WAS 41-NOTHING.

(on-cam) A DOWNPOUR OF RAIN DURING HALFTIME FOLLOWED THE FIRST-HALF SCORING FLOOD, BUT THE BEARS RALLIED BACK TO SCORE THE FINAL THREE TOUCHDOWNS OF THE GAME.

FINAL SCORE MISSION VIEJO 48, BALDWIN 21.

(FF-CG) NA ALII HAD MUCH MORE SUCCESS, BUT THEY HAD TO TRAVEL 12,000 MILES TO GET IT. THEY BLANKED FLORIDA'S BAY HIGH SCHOOL 20 TO NOTHING. SATURDAY LAHAINALUNA ROMPED OVER KEEAU, 28 TO NOTHING, WHILE OAHU'S WORD OF LIFE OVERCAME THE WARRIORS OF KAMEHAMEHA MAUI, 19TO 10.

THE REGULAR SEASON KICKS OFF NEXT FRIDAY WHEN BALDWIN HOSTS MAUI HIGH AT WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM. NEXT SATURDAY THE LUNAS TRAVEL TO PUKALANI TO FACE THE WARRIORS.

(on-cam) AND FINALLY THIS WEEK, DREAM WITH ME FOR A MOMENT hmmmmmm. THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE, BRIAN CLAY, UPON WINNING OLYMPIC GOLD IN THE DECATHALON, SAID HE HAD JUST ONE MORE GOAL TO ACHIEVE - TO GET HIS PICTURE ON THE WHEATIES BOX. ALL THOSE YEARS OF TRAINING AFTER A STELLAR CAREER AT CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL ON O'AHU - ALL IN PURSUIT OF AN IMAGE ON THE ORANGE ENCLOSURE OF WHOLE GRAIN OATS. WELL, HE GOT HIS WAY...NOT TO MENTION MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS AND A DAY NAMED IN HIS HONOR IN HONOLULU. BUT, I GOTTA ADMIT...THE BOX IS NICE.

(on-cam) AND THAT'S A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. IF YOUR TEAM WOULD LIKE SOME COVERAGE, SEND ME YOUR SCHEDULE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. FOR MAUI TV NEWS I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: FROM WUTHERING HEIGHTS - FOR FREE - TO THE DIZZYING HEIGHTS OF FALSETTO, IT'S TIME FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

ALOHA EVERYONE. I'M HOLLY CHUNG WITH A RUNDOWN OF JUST SOME OF THE WONDERFUL EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES COMING SOON THAT MAKE LIFE ON MAUI SO WONDERFUL.

ONE OF HAWAIIíS FUNNIEST MEN TAKES THE STAGE SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER TO BENEFIT A SERIOUS CAUSE. AUGIE T, A TWO-TIME NA HOKU HANOHANO WINNER WILL PERFORM IN A BENEFIT FOR HIS "SPEAK THE DREAM FOUNDATION," A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM DEDICATED TO HELPING STUDENTS ACHIEVE HIGHER EDUCATION GOALS. AUGIE T, 7-30 P.M. SATURDAY IN THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. TICKETS ARE 25, 20 AND 15 DOLLARS.

B.E.T. IT STANDS FOR "BARE ESSENTIAL THEATER," A SERIES OF FREE PERFORMANCES AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER IN WAILUKU. NOW PLAYING: WUTHERING HEIGHTS, THE BROODING AND DARK TALE OF HEATHCLIFFE AND HIS VENGEFUL PLANS - THAT WE ALL HAD TO READ IN HIGH SCHOOL. THE CURTAIN GOES UP MONDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 AT THE IAO FOR THE MAUI ON STAGE PERFORMANCE OF WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

IT'S TIME FOR ONE OF MAUI'S VERY FAVORITE "NATURAL HIGHS." 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.

IT'S JUST COINCIDENCE THAT THOSE HIGH NOTES HAPPEN ON THE NIGHT OF THE FULL MOON - AND JUST DOWN THE ROAD, THERE'S ANOTHER EVENT THAT TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE BRIGHTNESS OF MAHINA. "WAIHE'E BY MOONLIGHT" IS A FULL-MOON HIKE THROUGH THE ANCIENT FISHING VILLAGE OF KAPOHO. GET SET FOR A SENSORY FEAST OF SOUNDS, SIGHTS, MYTHS, HISTORY AND CHICKEN-SKIN TALES OF THIS SPECIAL PLACE. THE HIKE IS A BENEFIT FOR THE MAUI COASTAL LAND TRUST AND THE COST IS A 25-DOLLAR DONATION. FOR INFORMATION, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD, THERE ARE SEVERAL EVENTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. NEXT SATURDAY IS THE ANNUAL "SOMOS AMIGOS" FESTIVAL ON THE CAMPUS OF MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE EVENT, WHICH RUNS FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M., CELEBRATES MAUI'S HISPANIC AND PORTUGUESE CULTURES. THERE WILL BE DANCE, FOOD, AND LOTS OF COLORFUL THINGS TO SEE AND DO. ADMISSION IS FREE.

MEANWHILE, NEXT SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MACC, IT'S "KU MAI KA HULA: HULA APPEARS," BEGINNING AT ONE O'CLOCK IN THE CASTLE THEATER. THE THIRD ANNUAL HULA COMPETITION FEATURES HALAU FROM HAWAII AND JAPAN AND A SPECIAL KUPUNA 'AUANA COMPETITION FOR DANCERS 50 AND OLDER. TICKETS ARE 25 DOLLARS, AND HALF PRICE FOR KEIKI.

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: THAT'S A WRAP FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. AGAIN, WE'D LIKE WELCOME OUR NEW VIEWERS ACROSS THE STATE TUNING IN TO OUR NEWSCAST ON HAWAII'S KIKU TELEVISION. AND LOOK FOR US EVERY WEEK AT THIS SAME TIME - SATURDAYS AT 4-30 HERE ON HAWAII'S KIKU.

JY: AND THAT INCLUDES SUBSCRIBERS TO DISH NETWORK AND DIRECTV, PLUS HOTELS AND RESORTS ON THE ISLANDS OF MAUI AND O'AHU. 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: WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS - OR CRITIQUES - PLEASE LET US KNOW. YOU'LL FIND EMAIL AND CONTACT LINKS ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM. AND THERE'S LOTS MORE ON THE WEBSITE, TOO. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, ARCHIVED PLAYBACK OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF OUR SHOW, LINKS TO EXTENDED COVERAGE AND LOTS MORE. SO PLEASE, CHECK US OUT AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

JY: ALOHA

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