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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending September 17, 2010


(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.


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J: THEY ALMOST “OUT-NICED” EACH OTHER IN THE LAST MAJOR CHANCE TO WOO VOTERS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR'S CANDIDACY. ALSO, THE GUEST OF HONOR WAS THERE - IN PICTURE AND IN THE BUSHES - FOR A MELE INOA TO HONOR KIWIKIU. AND THIS WEEK, WORKS OF ART THAT YOU LIVE AROUND - THAT'S OUR GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL FEATURE.

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS - PLUS HEALTH NEWS AFFECTING NATIVE HAWAIIANS - AND IT ISN'T ALL GOOD.
IN SPORTS, MAUI'S BASEBALL TEAM IS THE BEST IN THE SOUTHERN DIVISION AND COULD CAPTURE THE GOLDEN BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND. AND IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES-BROWN TAKE US TO A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT FEATURING LOTS OF PICTURES YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE - AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT SO COOL. WE'VE GOT ALL THAT PLUS COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE AND THANK YOU TUNING INTO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST - IN HIGH DEFINITION. I'M JEFF KING. TIME’S UP - PENCILS DOWN, THE FIRST DAY OF RECKONING IS ALMOST UPON US. BUT TUESDAY EVENING - WITH JUST THREE DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE PRIMARY, THE TWO LEADING DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR WERE AS MELLOW AND POLITE AS THEY COULD BE.

(TAKE GOV FORUM PKG) THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HAPPENEING OF TUESDAY EVENING WAS THE DEMONSTRATION BY A GROUP OF M-TRIPLE-C CORRECTIONS OFFICERS WHO WANTED IT TO BE KNOWN THAT, WHILE THEIR UNION ENDORESED MUFI HANNEMANN FOR GOVERNOR, THEY FELT THEY VOICES WERE NOT HEARD BECAUSE THEIR UNION NEVER ASKED THE SPECIFIC OPINIONS OF THE RANK AND FILE.

THE SECOND MOST CONTROVERSIAL HAPPENING WAS MAKING SURE THAT EACH OF THE THREE SPONSORS OF THE CANDIDATE FORUM DIDN'T DISH OUT MORE THAN THEIR ALLOTTED 50 FREE TICKETS. POLITELY FOLKS FILED IN AND POLITELY THE CANDIDATES WAVED AND TOOK THEIR POSITIONS.

AND THEIR POSITIONS WERE CLEAR - AS THEY HAVE BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING. THERE IS FAR MORE THAT THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES CANDIDATES SHARE, ISSUE-WISE, THAN WHERE THEY DISAGREE. JOBS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND ALL THEE OTHER OLD SAWS WERE BROUGHT UP AGAIN. THE EVENING HAD ONLY A FEW DIRECT EXCHANGES - INCLUDING HANNEMANN'S REPEATED REQUEST OF ABERCROMBIE TO SHOW WHERE THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM TO PAY FOR THE PROGRAMS HE PROPOSES. IT WAS THE LAST MAJOR PUBLIC APPEARANCE ON MAUI FOR THE TWO LEADING DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS - AND IT WAS A QUIET ONE.

(ON-CAM TAG) WE'VE RECEIVED QUESTIONS FROM MAUI TV NEWS VIEWERS THAT WE CHECKED OUT AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS.

(FF-CG-VO) ONE VIEWER WROTE AND ASKED IF IT WAS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR AND A REPUBLICAN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - OR VICE VERSA.

(ON-CAM) THE ANSWER IS NO. WHOEVER WINS THE PRIMARY FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IN EACH PARTY WILL AUTOMATICALLY BECOME THE RUNNING MATE OF WHOEVER WINS THAT PARTY'S NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR.

(FF-CG-VO) AND ANOTHER VIEWER ASKED, "IF NEIL ABERCROMBIE AND MUFI HANNEMANN HAD TO RESIGN THEIR POSITIONS TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR, WHY DIDN'T DUKE AIONA HAVE TO RESIGN TOO?"

(ON-CAM) THE STATE CONSTITUTION SAYS THAT IF A PERSON IS RUNNING FOR ELECTED OFFICE DURING A YEAR WHEN THEIR TERM IS SET TO EXPIRE, THEY DO NOT NEED TO RESIGN THEIR CURRENT POSITION. BOTH FORMER HONOLULU MAYOR MUFI HANNEMANN AND FORMER CONGRESSMAN NEIL ABERCROMBIE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE TERMS.

AND DON'T FORGET TO JOIN KATHY COLLINS FROM MANA'O RADIO AND ME AS WE ANCHOR LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 6 P.M. SATURDAY EVENING ON AKAKU-MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION CHANNELS 52, 53 AND 54 AND STREAMED LIVE ON THE WEB AT AKAKU-DOT-ORG. WE'LL HAVE LIVE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS, LOADS OF SKYPE REPORTS FROM ACROSS MAUI COUNTY AND FROM THE STATE CAPITOL, AND POLITICAL COMMENTARY FROM BOTH THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PERSPECTIVES.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - WHATEVER YOU DO THIS SATURDAY - DON'T FORGET TO VOTE.

(HI SMOKERS)(PiP-CIGARETTE)

J: THERE ARE TWO HEALTH STUDIES OUT THIS WEEK THAT DETAIL PROBLEMS AFFECTING HAWAII RESIDENTS. IN THE FIRST REPORT, THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SAYS THAT - EVERY YEAR IN HAWAI'I, TOBACCO USE KILLS MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED PEOPLE. IN ADDITION TO THE SENSELESS DEATHS, THE STUDY ALSO DETAILS THE COSTS.

(FF-CG-VO) SMOKING IN HAWAII COSTS ABOUT ONE-POINT-ONE BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY. THAT INCLUDES WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY LOSSES OF 215 MILLION DOLLARS, THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PREMATURE DEATHS AT 449 MILLION DOLLARS AND DIRECT MEDICAL EXPENDITURES OF 444 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE STUDY GOES ON TO POINT OUT THAT A PACK OF CIGARETTES IN HAWAI'I COSTS AN AVERAGE OF SEVEN DOLLARS AND 45 CENTS. BUT THE COSTS AND WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY LOSSES STATEWIDE EQUAL 23 DOLLARS AND 26 CENTS - MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE COST OF A PACK OF SMOKES.

(ON-CAM) SMOKING REMAINS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF PREVENTABLE DEATH AND ILLNESS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SURVEY SAYS THAT 70 PERCENT OF SMOKERS SAY THEY WISH THEY COULD QUIT. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE THE STUDY AND WAYS TO KICK THE HABIT, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(PREMATURE DEATHS) (PiP-NATIVE HAWAIIAN)

J: THE OTHER REPORT THIS WEEK ISN'T A ROSY PICTURE EITHER. A NEW STUDY COMPILED BY RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SAYS NATIVE HAWAIIANS - THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES - HAVE HIGHER RISKS OF PREMATURE DEATH THAN WHITE AMERICANS. THIS IS THE FIRST KNOWN STUDY SPECIFICALLY ABOUT NATIVE HAWAIIANS - AND INCLUDED HAWAIIANS WHO LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE ISLANDS. THE STUDY SHOWED INFANTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 34 WERE PARTICULARLY AT RISK. THOSE WITH MORE PURE HAWAIIAN BLOOD HAVE NOT BEEN ENJOYING THE INCREASED LONGEVITY THAT OTHER RACES HAVE, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT.

UNTIL 1996, NATIVE HAWAIIANS WERE LUMPED INTO THE LARGER U.S. ASIAN POPULATION STATISTICS. BUT, PACIFIC ISLANDERS ARE ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING POPULATION GROUPS IN AMERICA. BASED ON THE 2000 U.S. CENSUS, THERE WERE 874,000 NATIVE HAWAIIANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN THE U.S. THE MORE REFINED INFORMATION NOW GIVES RESEARCHERS MORE INSIGHTS INTO HOW TO ADDRESS HEALTH ISSUES THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO THE HAWAIIAN POPULATION.

(KIKIWIK MELE INOA)(PiP-KIWIKIU)

J: THERE'S A VERY DIFFERENT GROUP OF LOCALS WHOSE NUMBERS ARE ALSO IN PERIL. AND UNTIL RECENTLY - THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A NAME. IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON A BEAUTIFUL MORNING, THAT CHANGED THIS WEEK.

(TAKE KIWIKIU PKG)
A CROWD OF MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE WOUND THEIR WAY FROM HOSMER'S GROVE AT HALEAKALA EARLY SUNDAY TO A REMOTE FOREST CLEARING FOR A MOST UNIQUE EXPERIENCE - THE NAMING OF A CERTAINLY ANCIENT, AND CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BIRD - KIWIKIU - THE RAREST BIRD ON MAUI.

THOUGHT EXTINCT UNTIL IT WAS REDISCOVERED IN 1967, THE MAUI PARROTBILL'S NUMBERS HAVE DWINDLED TO ONLY ABOUT 500 - CONFINED BY THE AREA THAT PROVIDES THEIR FOOD - THE RAINFOREST AT WAIKAMOI.

SAM GON THE THIRD IS A TRAINED KAHUNA KAKALALEO - A MASTER OF HAWAIIAN CHANT AND PROTOCOL. SAM LED THE GROUP THROUGH THE FOREST TO A CLEARING WHERE THEE MELE INOA WOULD TAKE PLACE.

KUMU HULA CODY PUEO PATA DID A GREAT DEAL OF RESEARCH - AND PRAYING - WHILE CREATING THE MELE INOA AND THE HULA PA-LUA PERFORMED BY MEMBERS OF HIS HALAU KA MALAMA MAHILANI. AND THE PREPARATION WASN'T EASY.

Cody Pueo Pata, Kumu Hula, Composer, Kiwikiu Mele Inoa

PP01: "I had to sit down and pule rally hard, and it was on a moon that was not conducive to compoising - but it eventually came out. I didn't want to put any modern aspects into it. I like to compose in a manner that - when you hear the mele - you can't tell if it was composed, recently, or a hundred years ago or 200 years ago."

IN HIS STUDIES, PUEO SOUGHT TO FIND OUT HOW THE NAME OF SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CREATURE COULD HAVE BEEN LOST.

PP02: "As their habitat got damaged, they moved higher and higher up into places that people didn't frequent. Especially when the economy changed from traditional Hawaiian - which is to harvest from mountain to the sea, to being based in one particular spot. So not only was the habitat of the kiwikiu pushed higher and higher, people resided lower and lower and they didn't have to frequent the areas anymore."

Hanna Mounce, Avian Conservation Research Facilitator, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project

HM01: "It probably did have a name way back then. It has been restricted to such a rugged, inaccessible part of the island for so long that it just wasn't in the public eye anymore. So I think was just lost and not passed down - culturally for so long that we don't know what it is."

INTRODUCED PREDATORS - MANY OF THEM UNINTENTIONAL LIKE PIGS, GOATS AND MAN USED UP THE HABITAT OF THE KIWIKIU - FORCING THEM TO FLY TO THE REMOTE RAINFORESTS.

HM02: The Kiwikiu used to be distributed island-wide, all the way down to the ocean - all the way to the top of the mountain and they may have even preferred drier habitats. The only reason they're on the northeast slope now is that's the only pristene forest left for them."

THE NAME KIWIKIU WAS PRESENTED - AND APPROVED BY THE HAWAIIAN LEXICON COMMITTEE. THE NAME REFERS TO THE BIRD'S BENT, OR CURBED BEAK AND THEIR ABILITY TO STEALTHYILY LIVE UNDETECTED IN THESE WOODS. THAT'S PART OF WHY IT'S SO HARD TO KEEP TRACK OF THEIR NUMBERS. WE DID SPOT AN I'IWI BIRD - AND WE HEARD THE KIWIKIU, BUT WE DIDN'T SEE ONE.

BUT THIS DAY WASN'T ABOUT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AS MUCH AS IT WAS HONORING A NATIVE SPIRIT - MANU KAHIKO - AN ANCIENT BIRD - KIWIKIU - AND DOING IT IN A MOST HAWAIIAN WAY.

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KIWIKIU AND MAUI'S OTHER RARE AND PRECIOUS BIRDS - OR HOW YOU CAN HELP IN THEIR RECOVERY, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IT'S OUR GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! SEGMENT AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE KULA WORKSHOP OF A MASTER CRAFTSMAN WHOSE WORK COMBINES ART AND FUNCTION IN A MOST BEAUTIFUL WAY. AND WE'VE GOT THE LATEST NUMBERS IN MAUI REAL ESTATE SALES. HERE'S A HINT - THERE'S GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUITVNEWS CONTINUES.

(B-BLOCK)

(GCTL) (PiP-GCTL LOGO)

J: HELPING OUR ECONOMY BY KEEPING YOUR BUYING DOLLARS LOCAL WHENEVER YOU CAN DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO SACRIFICE QUALITY OR VALUE. THIS WEEK OUR GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! SEGMENT SHOWS US THAT THE LOCAL CHOICE CAN BE A BEAUTIFUL ONE.

(TAKE GCTL - MAUI TRADING CO - PKG) ELEGANCE. NATURAL BEAUTY. BRINGING THE INCREDIBLE COLORS AND TEXTURES OF OUTDOORS INDOORS. IT'S A SKILL. IT'S AN ART. AND FOR GREG DAVIDGE, IT'S BEEN A LIFE-LONG PASSION.

THE OWNER AND FOUNDER OF MAUI TRADING COMPANY HAS SPENT FORTY-SEVEN YEARS AS A WOODWORKER. SAWDUST WAS IN HIS BLOOD - SO TO SPEAK. HIS GRANDFATHER IN OREGON HAD A SAWMILL SO GREG SEEMED DESTINED TO CARRY ON THE FAMILY TRADITION OF WOODWORKING EXCELLENCE AND, AS HIS SIGN SAYS, ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

HIS KULA WORKSHOP IS ALMOST AN ENCHANTED PLACE, WITH PROJECTS IN THE PROCESS OF COMING TO LIFE, MASSIVE PLANKS THAT STAND AS SORT OF MASTERPIECES IN WAITING AND TOOLS AT THE READY TO BRING NEW LIFE TO WOOD. AND THIS MASTER CRAFTSMAN HAS HIS FAVORITE.

Greg Davidge, Woodworker

GD01: "I would have to say my favorite tool is the lathe. Without a doubt. If I had to walk away with just one tool, it would be the lathe and the turning tools that go with it."

HIS CONCENTRATION IS RIVETING. EVEN THE SHAVINGS FROM THIS BOWL WILL BE PUT TO GOOD USE - MULCHED TO BECOME COMPOST FOR HIS BANANA TREES. THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT THAT SEEMS SO NATURAL AT THE MAUI TARDING COMPANY IN KULA. THIS SANDALWOOD TREE, PLANTED BY GREG AND HIS WIFE KAREN 12 YEARS AGO - WON'T BE READY FOR HARVEST FOR ANOTHER 40 YEARS. BUT UNTIL THEN, IT'S A SWEET HOME TO THE LOCALS. MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE WORKSHOP, THERE ARE INDUSTRIAL TOOLS THAT CUT PRECISION LINES THAT BECOME ALMOST INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE. AND - IN THE MIDDLE, THREE BIG GUNS THAT DAVIDGE CALLS HIS FAMOUS TOOLS.

(gREG-VO) "I think they're famous in my mind because they helped build a famous airplane. I bought them from the Boeing plant in Seattle 33 years ago. The Moak bandsaw was sold to Howard Hughes - Hughes Aircraft three months before they started 'The Hercules,' better known as 'The Spruce Goose.' All of the tools - the band saw, the two and a half ton bus planer, the 16-inch Oliver joiner were all at Hughes Aircraft when they built The Hercules."

Greg Davidge, Woodworker

WITH THE PROLIFERATION OF MASS-PRODUCED CABINETS AND PRESSBOARD OFFICE FURNITURE, GENUINE WOODWORKING IS MORE DEFINED THAN EVER BEFORE. CUSTOM - PRECISION - JAW-DROPPING BEAUTY AND, FROM THE LATHE, PURE ART.

GD02: "I think bowls, especially, really fit in in the art world and are considered art. Some designed furniture fits in as art but the cabinet work and some of the other utilitarian pieces I do wouldn't be considered as art."

THAT COULD BE DEBATED WHEN YOU SEE THE DETAIL, THE PERFECT JOINTS AND THE WHISPER QUIET CLOSURE SYSTEMS EMPLOYED IN MAUI TRADING COMPANIY'S CABINETS AND DRAWERS - NOT TO MENTION THE INNOVATIVE DESIGNS INSIDE THE DRAWERS TO MEET CUSTOMERS' PARTICULAR NEEDS. AND WHEN IT COMES TO DESIGNING A CUSTOM KITCHERN, GREG HAS A SPECIFIC PATH THAT HE FOLLOWS, STARTING AT KIND OF A SURPRISING PLACE.

GD03: " Sitting down and finding out who the primary cook is. Once we've decided that, then we start talking about what they've seen and what's in their head. There's a picture there and it's for me to get the picture out. And then I do drawings that are pretty detailed - in 3-D. I even put the tea kettle on the cooktop."

AND IF IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY, THAT'S OK WITH GREG. IF SOMEONE CLIPS A PICTURE OF A KITCHEN, BATH OR DINING ROOM FROM ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST...

GD04: "I love it. When they do that it makes my job a lot easier. Just as long as they quit doing the magazine at some point. I hate to start a job and then they come with a new picture when I'm half-way through (laugh)."

WHILE ABOUT 99 PERCENT OF THE WORK OUTPUT OF MAUI TRADING COMPANY IS CUSTOM WOODWORK AND CABINETRY - IT WASN'T ALWAYS SO.

GD05: "Years ago I started importing things from Mainland China. I was actually trying to get an invention manufactured in China. I saw these cute little fish - carbed - and they were on coral, and I started to bring them in. I don't know how I came up with that name but that's how it started."

IT'S STILL MAUI TRADING COMPANY, BUT THEY REFER TO IT AS M-T-C, INC., AND THEIR SPECIALTY IS ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOM WOODWORK - CABINETRY, FLOORS, CEILINGS, AND - GREG'S FAVORITE - BOWLS. ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE WORK ON GREG'S TO-DO- LIST IS CUSTOM ORDERED. THE OTHER 20 PERCENT ARE THE CREATIVE PROJECTS HE DOES FOR HIS OWN ENJOYMENT. BUT - EVEN AFTER NEARLY A HALF-CENTURY AT THIS CRAFT, HE STILL HAS THE FIRE IN HIS SOUL.

GD06: "Clients that come to me with a vision still excite me. People that just ho-hum - sometimes send a designer or whatever and say, 'here just go make this,' it's like OK, but I don't get excited. I get excited when I'm working with the person that's cooking in the kitchen and they have a vision. That's my favorite thing."///

SKILLED, FOCUSED, AND - WHEN WE ASKED IF GREG CONSIDERS HIMSELF AN ARTIST - HUMBLE.

GD07: "I think so. I don't call myself that, but some of my pieces are pretty cool."

THAT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT - AND ONE THAT UNDERSCORES THE GOT CHOICE THINK LOCAL IDEA. NOT ONLY DOES IT HELP THE ECONOMY TO KEEP OUR DOLLARS HERE, BUT WHERE ON EARTH WILL YOU FIND THIS KIND OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND QUALITY? ONLY ON MAUI. SO, IF IT'S A FULL-ON CUSTOM KITCHEN, LIBRARY OR BATHROOM YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ...OR JUST A BEAUTIFUL MONKEYPOD SALAD BOWL, WHEN YOU GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL!

(ON-CAM TAG) THERE ARE SOME INCREDIBLE DEALS AND SOME REALLY AMAZING SMALL BUSINESSES IN MAUI COUNTY. YOU CAN BROWSE AMONG THEM AND PRINT AND USE VALUABLE COUPONS. JUST GO TO MAUI COUNTY THINK LOCAL-DOT-COM TO BROWSE. AND, ON THE WEBSITE YOU CAN SIGN UP YOUR BUSINESS AS A MEMBER OF MAUI COUNTY'S GOT CHOICE? THINK LOCAL! CAMPAIGN.

(REAL ESTATE SALES)(PiP-SAKAMOTO FOR SALE SIGN)

J: HOME SALES ON MAUI LAST MONTH WERE STRONG - UP TWENTY-SIX PERCENT COMPARED WITH AUGUST OF 2009. BUT - AND DOESN'T THERE ALWAYS SEEM TO BE A "BUT" - THE MEDIAN PRICE SLIPPED BY EIGHT PERCENT.

(FF-CG-VO) LAST MONTH 67 SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES SOLD ON MAUI. THAT'S UP FROM 53 SALES IN AUGUST OF '09. BUT THE MEDIAN PRICE - THE POINT AT WHICH HALF OF THE SALES WERE FOR MORE AND HALF FOR LESS - DROPPED FROM A HALF-MILLION DOLLARS LAST AUGUST TO 461,000 THIS AUGUST.

CONDO SALES ALSO SURGED - UP FROM 66 LAST AUGUST TO 81 LAST MONTH. BUT - AGAIN, THE MEDIAN PRICE SLIPPED - FROM JUST MORE THAN 371,000 DOLLARS LAST YEAR TO 310,000 DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

(ON-CAM) THE REPORT - FROM THE REALTORS ASSOCIATION OF MAUI - INDICATES THAT FORECLOSURE SALES AND PRE-FORECLOSURE SALES, ALSO KNOWN AS SHORT SALES, ARE LIKELY THE MAIN REASON FOR THE DIP IN THE MEDIAN PRICE. BUT, IF YOU LOOK AT IT FROM THE GLASS-HALF-FULL PERSPECTIVE, THE FACT IS THAT RIGHT NOW IT'S STILL A BUYER'S MARKET.

(FIVE-0)(PiP- HAWAII FIVE-0 ART)

J: IN CASE NO ONE'S SAID IT TO YOU YET, HAPPY "HAWAI'I FIVE-0 MONTH." GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE WAS AMONG THE THRONGS OF FOLKS WHO GOT TO TAKE IN THE WORLD PREMIERE SNEAK-PEAK AT THE NEW-AGAIN C-B-S TELEVISION SERIES MONDAY EVENING AT SUNSET ON THE BEACH IN WAIKIKI.

THE ORIGINAL HAWAII FIVE-O SERIES RAN FROM 1968 UNTIL 1980 AND IS CREDITED WITH BRINGING MILLIONS OF VISITORS TO THE ISLANDS AND - DESPITE NOT HAVING ANY LYRICS - THE HAWAI'I FIVE-0 THEME SONG IS ONE OF THE MOST EASILY RECOGNIZED SONGS IN MUSIC HISTORY. C-B-S IS REVIVING THE SERIES THAT DEBUTS FOR THE REST OF US STARTING THIS MONDAY NIGHT - 42 YEARS, TO THE DAY - FROM THE SERIES DEBUT OF THE ORIGINAL HAWAI'I FIVE-0. TO HONOR THE EVENT, GOVERNOR LINGLE HAS DECLARED SEPTEMBER 20-10 AS HAWAI'I FIVE-0 MONTH.

BY THE WAY, WHILE THE ORIGINAL SERIES IS CREDITED WITH BRINGING TONS OF VISITORS AND REVIVING OUTRIGGER CANOE PADDLING, THE NEW SERIES WILL HAVE QUITE AN IMPACT, TOO. STATE BUSINESS ANALYSTS SAY THE NEW SERIES WILL GENERATE AN ANTICIPATED ECONOMIC IMPACT OF 60 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE STATE.

(B-TOSS-C)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, NA KOA IS ON THE VERGE OF WINNING IT ALL - AND IT COULD HAPPEN RIGHT HERE AT HOME THIS WEEKEND. DETAILS UP NEXT, AND - IN CURTAIN CALL - PAUL JANES-BROWN MEETS UP WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER WHOSE STORIES ARE WORTH A MILLION WORDS. IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY PLACES MAUI NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER MATTHEW THAYER HAS BEEN. WE'LL HAVE PAUL'S REVIEW, PLUS COMING ATTRACTIONS AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.

(C-BLOCK)

J: CHECKING SPORTS, CONGRATULATIONS TO MAUI'S PRO BASEBALL TEAM, NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI ON WINNING THEIR DIVISION WITH THE BEST RECORD IN THE GOLDEN BASEBALL LEAGUE. NOW THEY HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN IT ALL IN THEIR DEBUT SEASON - AND DO IT HERE AT HOME. THEY BEST-OF-FIVE SERIES FOR THE G-B-L CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED TUESDAY EVENING AGAINST THE CHICO OUTLAWS AND THOSE OUTLAWS STOLE A VICTORY FROM NA KOA, FIVE TO TWO. THE SAME TEAMS PLAYED AGAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE THIRD GAME IS SET FOR MAEHARA STADIUM THIS FRIDAY EVENING. THE FIRST PITCH IS SCHEDULED FOR 6-35 P.M. IF NECESSARY, A FOURTH GAME WOULD BE PLAYED SATURDAY NIGHT AND A FIFTH GAME COULD BE PLAYED SUNDAY.

AND ONE OF THE MARQUIS MATCHUPS OF THE 20-10 MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE FOOTBALL SEASON WILL TAKE PLACE UNDER THE LIGHTS FRIDAY NIGHT. THE TWO AND 0 BALDWIN BEARS WILL FACE TWO AND 0 LAHAINALUNA. KICKOFF IS SET FOR 7 O'CLOCK.

(CURTAIN CALL)(PiP - PJB)

J: FOR THIRTY YEARS MATT THAYER HAS BEEN CHRONICLING THE CHANGES ON MAUI NUI IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND STORIES FOR THE MAUI NEWS. HE’S BEING HONORED WITH A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT AT THE SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER, PAUL JANES-BROWN TOOK IN THE SHOW AND HAS HIS REVIEW IN THIS WEEK'S CURTAIN CALL.

PJB: BE PREPARED TO SPEND AT LEAST TWO HOURS AT THIS SHOW. IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON MAUI FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME, YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF SUCKED INTO THESE IMAGES. YOU’LL RECOGNIZE MANY PEOPLE IN THEM AND YOU MAY EVEN FIND YOURSELF.

APART FROM THE PHOTOS, THERE ARE PRINTS OF THE PAGE THAT THE PHOTO APPEARED ON AND IN SOME INSTANCES THE PAGE IS THE PHOTO. FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE, WHO HAVE GROWN UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE THERE IS A VIRTUAL HISTORY OF PHOTOJOURNALISM INCLUDING A FULL SIZE DARK ROOM AND A REPLICA OF THAYER’S OFFICE WITH A TYPEWRITER. THE DAY I WAS THERE THAYER STRUGGLED WITH CHANGING THE RIBBON ON IT.

HE’S ALSO GOT LOTS OF CAMERAS INCLUDING HIS FIRST NIKON F-2. AND THERE IS EVEN A DISPLAY WITH A CAMERA ON A TRIPOD WITH A TELEPHOTO LENS SO THE VIEWERS CAN SEE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SHOOT ONE OF THESE BABIES.

THE MOST WELL-KNOWN SECTION OF THE EXHIBIT IS THE ONE ON ALOHA FLIGHT 243. THIS WAS THE PLANE THAT MIRACULOUSLY LANDED IN KAHULUI WITH A PORTION OF THE FUSELAGE TORN AWAY ON APRIL 28, 1988. THAYER, WHO WAS PREVENTED FROM GETTING TO THE SITE BY THE POLICE, DROVE TO KAHANA AND SCALED A FENCE TO GET THE PHOTO THAT WENT AROUND THE WORLD.

THIS WAS ONE TIME WHEN THAYER’S OLD COLLEGE TEACHER, THE LATE CHARLIE BRILL WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF HIS STUDENT. BRILL, WHO TAUGHT FOR THIRTY YEARS AT KENT STATE IN OHIO USED TO SAY, “THAT HE WANTED HIS STUDENTS TO GET ‘ON THE INSIDE OF INSIDE.’"

HOWEVER THAYER SAID THAT HERE ON MAUI, THAT MAINLAND STYLE OF PHOTOJOURNALISM WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED AND HE FOUND “PATIENCE AND RESPECT GO A LONG WAY ON THIS ISLAND.”
IN ORDER TO GET THE SHOT, THAYER ONCE LAYED IN A HOLE AND HAD MAYOR HANNIBAL TAVARES SHOVEL DIRT ON HIM.

IN ADDITION TO A PRINT OF THAT WORLD FAMOUS PHOTO, WHICH IS ARGUABLY THE MOST FAMOUS PHOTO EVER IN THE MAUI NEWS, ON DISPLAY IS A FULL SIZE PRINT OF THE FRONT PAGE OF THE MAUI NEWS AS WELL AS SMALLER VERSIONS OF THE NEW YORK TIMES, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER AND OTHERS. ALSO THEY HAVE ACTUAL ASSOCIATED PRESS ROTARY TRANSMITTER USED TO SEND THIS PHOTO AROUND THE WORLD.

THERE IS AN HISTORIC DISPLAY OF THE FEB 17TH AND FEB 24TH, 1900 EDITIONS OF THE MAUI NEWS AS WELL AS SOME HISTORY OF THE NEWSPAPER’S EVOLUTION. JILL ENGLEDOW, A WRITER, PUBLISHER, HISTORIAN AND FORMER MAUI NEWS REPORTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ASPECT OF THE SHOW.

A DISPLAY BY THE ENTRANCE TO THE DARKROOM CHRONICLES MATT’S AND THE PAPERS GROWTH INCLUDING HIS FIRST PUBLISHED PHOTO. THEY MISTAKENLY CREDITED MATT TAYLOR FOR IT.

WHEN THE MAUI NEWS MOVED INTO COLOR, IT WAS INITIALLY ROCKY. THE TECHNOLOGY WAS NEW AND THE CAPACITY OF THE CAMERAS WAS SMALL. THE VIEWER WILL NOTE SOME OF THE EARLY COLOR PHOTOS ARE SMALL BUT ENLARGED TO THE MAXIMUM VIEWABLE QUALITY.

THE IMAGES THEMSELVES ARE HAUNTING AND UNFORGETTABLE. PHOTOGRAPHY GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THINGS WE CANNOT SEE. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS AN ASTONISHING RODEO MOMENT WHEN THE ONE OF THE COWBOYS IS BEING BITTEN BY A BULL.

NO PHOTOS ARE SOLD UNLESS HE HAS A RELEASE FROM ANYONE WHO IS RECOGNIZABLE. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERY PRICE RANGE FROM 8X10 AT $100 TO 36 X 50 FOR $1200. THAYER CREDITS THE MAUI NEWS HIS HIGH SCHOOL AGED HOME SCHOOL INTERN MCKENNA GADIENT, JOSE MORALES OF XINIA PRODUCTIONS AND OF COURSE NEIDA BANGERTER, DALE ORWIG, JOHN CLARK AND DITMAR HOERL FOR MAKING THIS EXHIBIT WHAT IT IS.

AND HE THANKS MAZIE SANFORD, A&B FOUNDATION, HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, KENT & POLI SMITH FAMILY FOUNDATION WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY AND MAUI COUNTY DEPT. OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE.

HE HOPES THAT THIS SHOW WILL TRAVEL TO OAHU AND BEYOND. IT SHOULD IT’S GREAT! DON’T MISS IT.

THE ADMISSION FREE EXHIBIT RUNS WED TO SUNDAY 11 AM TO 5 PM UNTIL OCTOBER 23 AND BEFORE AND DURING INTERMISSION AT THE CASTLE THEATER. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO MAUITVNEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN A HUI HOU, AND GO OUT AND SEE LIVE ARTISTS, STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND A LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING - AND WHAT'S COMING TO MAUI IN THIS WEEK'S INSTALLMENT OF COMING ATTRACTIONS.

AS PAUL JANES-BROWN SHOWED US, MAUI NEWS PHOTOJOURNALIST MATT THAYER HAS SEEN A GREAT DEAL THROUGH HIS LENS THROUGH THE YEARS AND YOU CAN SEE IT ALL TOO. HIS PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE IS ON DISPLAY AT THE SCHAEFFER GALLERY OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 23RD. THE GALLERY IS OPEN DAILY FROM 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND THERE'S NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION.

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT IT'S TIME TO PARTY AND AKAKU IS THE PLACE TO BE. THE AKAKU BLOCK PARTY WILL TAKE OVER MUCH OF THE PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF THEIR STUDIOS AT 333 DAIRY ROAD. FROM 5 UNTIL 10 P.M., THERE WILL BE GREAT FOOD, LIVE MUSIC, YOUR VERY LAST CHANCE BEFORE THE PRIMARY TO GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MANY OF THE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OFFICE THIS YEAR - AND - MAYBE GET YOUR MUG ON TV. THE EVENT WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON AKAKU. THERE WILL ALSO BE A BANK OF PHONE ANSWERERS INSIDE THE STUDIO TAKING PHONE PLEDGES TO HELP KEEP AKAKU IN BUSINESS AS THE PUBLIC ACCESS COMMUNITY VOICE OF MAUI. THE EVENT IS FREE AND EVERYONE IS INVITED.

THEN, OF COURSE NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT, MANA'O RADIO'S KATHY COLLINS AND I WILL BE ANCHORING AKAKU'S LIVE PRIMARY ELECTION RETURNS COVERAGE ON AKAKU CHANNELS 52, 53 AND 55 AND STREAMED LIVE AT AKAKU-DOT-ORG. OUR COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6 P.M. SINCE YOU'LL ALREADY KNOW WHERE TO GO, YOU'RE INVITED TO THE STUDIO OUTSIDE AKAKU WHERE BIG SCREEN TVS WILL BRING YOU THE RESULTS LIVE AS WE GET THEM.

MEANWHILE, BACK AT SATURDAY MORNING AT MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS IT'S A FREE LEI-MAKING DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP. COLLECTING A BAG OF PLUMERIA BLOSSOMS MAY BE EASY, BUT HOW DO YOU MAKE THE LEI LOOK SO PRETTY AND UNIFORM? AND WHAT ABOUT KUKUI AND GINGER LEI? YOU CAN LEARN IT ALL. FROM 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. AT THE GARDENS, THEIR ULU KA HOI - TO GROW INTEREST - PROGRAM WILL ALSO SHOW YOU THE SECRETS OF THE LEI MAKERS. THERE'S NO CHARGE AND THERE'S PLENTY OF FREE PARKING ACROSS THE STREET IN THE WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX PARKING LOT.

ALSO ON SATURDAY MORNING - SINCE EVERYBODY ELSE IS RUNNING FOR OFFICE, WHY NOT DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND JUST RUN FOR FUN? AT 8 SATURDAY MORNING IT'S THE MAUI TACOS FVE-K STARTING AND ENDING AT WHALER'S VILLAGE IN KA'ANAPALI. SATURDAY AFTERNOON IT’S THE BUBBA GUMP'S "RUN FOREST RUN" FRONT STREET MILE AT 3 P.M.

THEN SUNDAY MORNING - WAY EARLY, IT'S THE 40TH ANNUAL MAUI MARATHON AND HAL-MARATHON. THE BIG RUN STARTS AT 5-30 SUNDAY MORNING FROM QUEEN KA'AHUMANU SHOPPING CENTER IN KAHULUI. THE 26-POINT-TWO MILE COURSE WINDS ALONG SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE IN THE WORLD - ENDING AT WHALER'S VILLAGE IN KA'ANAPALI. THE HALF MARATHON STARTS AT WHALER'S VILLAGE, ALSO AT 5-30 SUNDAY MORNING. IT TURNS AROUND AT LAUNIOPOKO AND HEADS BACK TO THE FINISH LINE AT WHALER'S VILLAGE. FOR RACE DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

AND SINCE WE'RE JUMPING ALL OVER THE PLACE DAY AND TIME-WISE, HERE’S A LITTLE MORE JUMPING AROUND FOR YOU. THE PI'IHOLO RANCH RODEO TAKES PLACE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT PI'IHOLO RANCH ABOVE MAKAWAO. WILD COW MILKING, BARREL RACING, SPECIAL KIDS RODEO AND SOMETHING CALLED "DOUBLE-MUGGING." THE ACTIONS RUNS FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. BOTH DAYS.

THE WORK - SOMETIMES DESCRIBED AS MIRACLES - BY THE AMAZING STAFF AT HALE MAKUA IS GETTING A MAGICAL FACELIFT THIS YEAR FOR THEIR ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER. "MYTHICAL, MAGICAL MAUI" IS THE THEME OF THEIR ANNUAL OHANA LUAU FUNDRAISER AND IT'S HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY STARTING AT 5-30 AT THE WAILEA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA. THIS YEAR - AS A SPECIAL TREAT - MAUI'S 'ULALENA WILL BE DONATING THEIR TIME AND TALENT BY PERFORMING SHORT VIGNETTES OF THEIR CAPTIVATING STORY OF THE HISTORY OF MAUI NEI. FOOD? THE BEST. THE CAUSE? EVEN BETTER. TICKETS FOR THIS NOT-TO-BE-MISSED EVENT ARE 65 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS AND 20 DOLLARS FOR KEIKI 10 AND UNDER. TO LEARN MORE, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK, THERE ARE SOME VERY SPECIAL EVENTS COMING TO THE MACC. NEXT THURSDAY IT'S THE "HANDS PERCUSSION TEAM," A WORLD-RENOWNED PERCUSSION TEAM FROM MALAYSIA - WHO BELIEVE THE HAND IS THE SPIRIT OF THE DRUMMER - THUS BRINGING LIFE TO THE DRUM. THIS HEART-POUNDING PRESENTATION TAKES OVER THE CASTLE THEATER THURSDAY AT 7-30. TICKET PRICES RANGE FROM 12 TO 32 DOLLARS.

NEST FRIDAY IT'S ONE OF JAZZ MUSIC'S ALL-TIME CLASSIC GUITARISTS. THE LARRY CARLTON TRIO FEATURES A BLEND OF POP, BLUES AND MOVIE SOUNDTRACK WORKS THAT ARE SURE TO STIR THE STRINGS OF YOUR SOUL. LARRY CARLTON' HAS PLAYED WITH THE LEGENDARY CRUSADERS, FOURPLAY, STANLEY CLARKE AND HIS RENDITION OF "SLEEPWALK" WILL TAKE YOU AWAY. TICKETS FOR THE 7-340 SHOW RANGE FROM 12 TO 38 DOLLARS.

BUT WAIT, AS THEY SAY, THERE'S MORE AT THE MACC. NEXT SATURDAY IT'S MOHALA MAI. THIS MULTI-CULTURAL, MULTI-GENRE, MULTI-MEDIA EXPERIENCE FEATURES KUMU HULA AND NA HOKU HNOHANO WINNER NAPUA GRIEG SINGING, CHANTING AND LEADING HER HALAU NA LEI KAUMAKA O UKA. THE 5-30 SHOW IN THE CASTLE THEATER OFFERS GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR 37 DOLLARS.

ALSO NEXT SATURDAY THE ANNUAL FAVORITE SAINT JOHN'S KULA FESTIVAL RETURNS - IN A TRIBUTE TO RETIRING PASTOR , THE REVEREND HEATHER MEULLER. TO HONOR THE DAY, GRAMMY WINNER GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR WILL PLAY AT 2 P.M. THERE WILL BE FUN, CHOW FUN, PORTUGUESE BEAN SOUP, ARTS AND CRAFTS AND MUCH MORE. ADMISSION IS FREE AND THE FESTIVAL RUNS FROM 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

AND MISTER HAMMER IS COMING BACK. NEXT SATURDAY, THE 25TH, HAMMER MAGAZINE PRESENTS “HAMMER TIME, MAUI,” WITH DANCING, MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, VERY COLORFUL FASHION SHOWS, AND MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE. KATHY “TITA” COLLINS IS YOUR EMCEE FOR THE EVENT THAT STARTS AT 6 O’CLOCK NEXT SATURDAY EVENING AT THE MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION. TICKETS ARE 40 DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, 45 DOLLARS AT THE DOOR. PROCEEDS BENEFIT PACT – PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER. FOR MORE INFO, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

AND LOOKING A BIT FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THE FAIR? THE 88TH ANNUAL MAUI COUNTY FAIR IS COMING TO WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX FROM SEPTEMBER 30TH THROUGH OCTOBER THIRD. THE THEME THIS YEAR IS "CELEBRATING COMMUNITY," AND THAT WILL HAPPEN IN A WIDE VARIETY OF WAYS. FROM THE USUAL MIDWAY AND COTTON CANDY, TO THE HIGH-TECH ROBO-TECH MAUI EXPO, IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE FAIR.

FOR THE RUNDOWN OF COUNTY FAIR EVENTS AND SHOWS AND EVERYTHING ELSE WE'VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, 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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J: THAT WRAPS UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SATURDAY NIGHT ON AKAKU - MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION FOR LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE OF THE 20-10 PRIMARIES. MANA'O RADIO'S KATHY COLLINS AND I WILL BE YOUR HOSTS FOR COVERAGE THAT STARTS AT 6 P.M. ON CABLE CHANNELS 52, 53 AND 54 AND STREAMED LIVE OVER THE INTERNET AT AKAKU-DOT-ORG. AND PLEASE, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE.

MAHALO HOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS AND, UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

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