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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning September 18, 2008



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J: IT'S DOWN TO THE WIRE FOR DOZENS OF CANDIDATES - BUT IN ONLY ONE RACE IS THIS THE BIG ONE.

HC: MEANWHILE, THESE YOUNG PEOPLE DIDN'T WIN ANY ELECTION - BUT SOMETHING A LOT BIGGER AND BETTER. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO A PARTY OF A DIFFERENT KIND THIS WEEK.

J: AND WE'LL MAKE TWO OTHER STOPS AROUND MAUI THIS WEEK - WHERE THE FUTURE OF MAUI YOUTH AND FAMILIES IS GROWING STRONGER AND BRIGHTER.

HC: IN SPORTS, M-I-L FOOTBALL KICKED OFF WITH PLENTY OF EXCITEMENT - AND FEW SURPRISES. KALAPANA WILL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS - AND RESULTS FROM THE MAUI MARATHON THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND FROM NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE, TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN DANCE AND SONG - TO YOGA ON THE BEACH AT SUNSET, HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE RUNDOWN ON AN AMAZING VARIETY OF HAPPENINGS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS, ON THIS - OUR 70TH CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY NEWSCAST DEVOTED TO COVERING THE STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY. I'M JEFF KING.

HC: AND I'M HOLLY CHUNG - IN FOR JULIE Y THIS WEEK. WITH SEVENTEEN RACES AND NEARLY 50 CANDIDATES - CHANCES ARE YOU'VE HEARD YOUR DOORBELL RING A LOT LATELY.

(Turn to cam) BUT AFTER ALL THE SIGN-WAVING AND HAND-SHAKING, THE REAL WORK WILL BEGIN. THIS WEEK CANDIDATES TOOK THEIR LAST, BEST SHOT AT THE TUNE-UP: SATURDAY'S PRIMARY. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take Candidates Pkg) FROM THIS ANGLE, IT LOOKS LIKE WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THE SEATING CHART NEEDS A LITTLE HELP - OR MAYBE THEY DON'T CARE WHAT'S BEING SAID. IN REALITY, THOUGH, THIS CANDIDATE FORUM WAS VERY WELL-ORGANIZED. TUESDAY NIGHT AT KIHEI COMMUNITY CENTER WAS THE LAST LARGE PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY FOR CANDIDATES TO PRESS THE FLESH, TALK STORY AND MAKE A FINAL PITCH BEFORE THIS WEEKEND'S PRIMARY.

SPEED AND EFFICIENCY WERE THE RULE. EACH CANDIDATE - AND THERE WERE 23 OF THEM ON THIS NIGHT - HAD A MAXIMUM OF 30 SECONDS TO STATE THEIR POSITION. THEN THE REAL ACTION. TAKING AFTER THE MODERN PASSTIME OF SPEED-DATING, THIS WAS SPEED-CAMPAIGNING. GROUPS OF 10 VOTERS STAYED PUT WHILE SUITORS HAD PRECISELY EIGHT MINUTES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS - LARGELY ABOUT A SOUTH MAUI HOSPITAL, TRANSIENT VACATION RENTALS AND THE ECONOMY.

THEN, EVERY EIGHT MINUTES, A NEW CHANCE FOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AS THE CANDIDATES MOVED IN CLOSCKWISE FASHION - TO THE NEXT BATCH OF POTENTIAL CONSTITUENTS. THESE VOTERS WERE ALL EARS TUESDAY NIGHT - BUT COME SATURDAY, IT'LL BE THEIR AYEA - OR NAYS - THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET THE CANDIDATES BEFORE THE PRIMARY THIS YEAR. GOING INTO SATURDAY'S VOTE, THE ONLY WINNER-TAKE-ALL ELECTION IS BETWEEN TASHA KAMA AND JOE SOUKI FOR THE EIGHTH DISTRICT IN THE STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. FOR THE CANDIDATES VYING TO REPRESENT THIS PORTION OF MAUI, THEY CAN ONLY HOPE THEY'VE MADE A GOOD ENOUGH IMPRESSION ON THIS SPEED DATE, TO FORM A LONG AND HAPPY RELATIONSHIP. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) AND WE'LL HAVE THOSE RESULTS 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.

(BEST BUDDIES)(PiP-BHappy kids)

J: MEANWHILE, AT A SPECIAL PARTY THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS, THERE WERE CANDIDATES...AND THERE WERE RESULTS ANNOUNCED - BUT AT THIS EVENT, EVERYONE WON.

(VO) THE PROGRAM IS CALLED BEST BUDDIES - AND THE NAME SAYS IT ALL. IT'S A PROGRAM THAT FOSTERS ONE-TO-ONE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

FOUNDED IN 1989 BY ANTHONY KENNEDY SHRIVER, AND MODELED AFTER THE EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL SPECIAL OLYMPICS - BEST BUDDIES IS A GREAT IDEA THAT TOOK A WHILE TO CATCH ON. NATIONALLY, THEY HAVE SOME VERY FAMOUS PEOPLE BEHIND THEM. ONE LOCAL SUPPORTER SAYS HE'S GLAD IT'S FINALLY HERE.

Mike Victorino, Maui County Councilmember

MV01: "You know it's the old saying, 'I can't change the past, I can only learn from it. I can work to make the present good and hopefully make the future better for all. So that's the way I look at this for now - it's an opportunity for our young people, us, and our special needs people to come together and make a positive program, so I'm very excited about the Best Buddies."

Roz Baker, State Senator, 6th District

RB01: "I love their T-shirts that say 'I See You," that really means that the kids are not just anonymous and not visible. I think that is really the message. It gives these kids an opportunity to socialize and do things they wouldn't be able to."///

LAST FRIDAY WAS THE FIRST MATCHING PARTY AT BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS WERE PAIRED FOR THE FIRST TIME. SIMILAR PARTIES LIKE THIS WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEXT DAYS AND WEEKS AT MAUI HIGH, KING KEKAULIKE HIGH AND AT THE KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL.

AT TODAY'S EVENT, PAIRING AFTER PAIRING BROUGHT CHEERS, SMILES AND HUGS - AND NON-STOP CHICKEN SKIN.

MAUI'S MIKE MCCORMICK IS THE STATE DIRECTOR FOR BEST BUDDIES. HE TELLS US THE KINDS OF THINGS THESE BUDDIES WILL GET TO DO.

Mike McCormick, State Director, Best Buddies, Hawai'i

MMc01: "I think football games, going to the beach, going to the nature center - Each one of the buddies has to make a commitment, to have lunch with their buddy one day a week on campus - to call their buddy at home. We're planning a lot of group activities with the buddies from different high schools that want to get together."///

NOW THAT THE PROGRAM IS FINALLY OFF THE GROUND HERE, HE WILL GO AFTER STATE FUNDING. HE HAS ALREADY APPLIED TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TO TAKE THE BEST BUDDIES PROGRAM TO HANA, MOLOKA'I AND LANA'I.

AS THE PAIRINGS WERE MADE, THERE WEREN'T ENOUGH BOYS TO GO AROUND, SO SOME BUDDDIES HAVE A GIRL FOR THEIR THEIR BEST BUDDY. MCCORMICK SAYS THAT'S HOW IT USUALLY STARTS, AND THEY HAVE A WAY TO ADDRESS THAT.

MMC02: "Tom Brady of the new England Patriots is our national spokesman. I have a neat little video endorsement that he's done and today we showed it and already we've had a couple of the football players come by to sign up, it's growing."///

STUDENT LEADERS ACCOMPANIED MCCORMICK TO NATIONAL BEST BUDDY TRAINING IN INDIANA THIS SUMMER. THEN THEY CAME BACK, RECRUITED AND TRAINED FELLOW STUDENTS. EACH BUDDY MAKES A ONE-YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PROGRAM...HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT MORE THAN 85 PERCENT STUDENTS WHO SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM SIGN UP FOR IT AGAIN. AND IT DOESN'T END IN SCHOOL, THERE ARE BEST BUDDIES PROGRAMS FOR EVERY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN. BEST BUDDIES, STARTING TODAY, INCLUDE BRYANT AND POMAI, AND THEY TOLD US WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO FIRST.

Bryant Racadio and Poma'i - best Buddies.

BR-P01: "Probably go play football. 'He's right.' That's his favorite thing to do is play football."

MARIAH MANUEL AND JAMES SANTIAGO BOTH SAID THEY LIKED THE WAY THE PAIRINGS CAME OUT. IN FACT, I ASKED JAMES IF I COULD BE HIS BUDDY AND HE SAID

MM-JS02: "No (laugh) 'cuz I already got one (laugh)."

NATIONALLY, BEST BUDDIES ANNUALLY CONTRIBUTE TIME AND SERVICES WORTH MORE THAN 70 MILLION DOLLARS. BUT TODAY. ON MAUI, AT BALDWIN HIGHIGH SCHOOL, WHAT'S HAPPENING IS PRICELESS.

(on-cam tag) AMONG THE SURPRISING FACTS REVEALED BY THE BEST BUDDIES PROGRAM, IN 2007 51 PERCENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN HAWAII HAD SPECIAL NEEDS. AMONG THOSE FIVE PERCENT WERE ENROLLED IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, 12 PERCENT HAD MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AND NEARLY A THIRD OF THEM WERE FROM ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES. WITHOUT PROGRAMS LIKE BEST BUDDIES, THE MAJORITY OF HAWAII'S YOUTH WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES WOULD BE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES WITH NON-DISABLED STUDENTS.

(ONE-CAN PLAN)(PiP:Opala Pickers)

HC: IT MAY SOUND LIKE A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN PROMISE, BUT THE "ONE-CAN PLAN" IS ALL ABOUT RUBBISH. ACTUAL RUBBISH.

(take vo) THE COUNTY'S AUTOMATED REFUSE COLLECTION PROGRAM WILL SOON BE EXPANDING TO UPCOUNTRY AND WEST MAUI - AND WILL BE ABLE TO SERVICE A THOUSAND HOMES A DAY. CUSTOMERS ALONG THE AUTOMATED SERVICE ROUTES WILL BEGIN RECEIVING THEIR NEW CANS BEGINNING THIS SATURDAY AND WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT THREE SATURDAY'S UNTIL SOME 7,000 CUSTOMERS GET THEIR CANS.

(ON-CAM) THE 95-GALLON CANS - PICKED UP TWICE A WEEK, WILL REPLACE THE ONCE-A-WEEK PICKUP OF TRASH IN WHATEVER CONTAINERS CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN USING. A NEW UNION CONTRACT WITH THE UNITED PUBLIC WORKERS UNION MEANS NEARLY ALL OF THE ISLAND OF MAUI WILL NOW BE SERVED BY THE AUTOMATED COLLECTION TRUCKS.

SERVICE IS SET TO BEGIN UPCOUNTRY THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 20TH AND AUTOMATED COLLECTED IS SCHEDULED TO START IN LAHAINA ON THANKSGIVING WEEK. ACCORDING TO MAUI COUNTY SOLID WASTE OFFICIALS, THE NEW AUTOMATED SERVICE WILL NOT INCREASE FEES TO CUSTOMERS.

FOR DETAILS ON WHEN SERVICE IN THE ONE-CAN PLAN MAY BE COMING TO YOUR CURBSIDE, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE MAUI FARM - WHERE EVERYTHING THEY GROW IS FRESH - FROM THE CARROTS TO BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR MAUI FAMILIES.

HC: AND WE'LL VISIT A GARDEN WHERE A FEW HUNDRED CLOSE FRIENDS CAME TOGETHER SUNDAY TO BRIGHTEN MAUI'S ARTISTIC FUTURE.

J: AND ALMOST EXACTLY TWO YEARS AFTER A SNORKEL CRUISE BOAT SANK AT MOLOKINI - MAUI DIVE SHOP GETS THE BILL FROM THE STATE. DETAILS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

B BLOCK

(maui farm)(PiP-Maui Farm Gate)

J: PLANTING SEEDS - GROWING FAMILIES. AND IT'S CROP THAT’S DROUGHT-RESISTANT AND THOROUGHLY ORGANIC.

(vo) THIS YEAR THE MAUI FARM IS CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF HELPING INDIVIDUALS - AND MORE RECENTLY FAMILIES - TO ACHIEVE SELF-SUFFICIENCY. SATURDAY'S OPEN HOUSE AT THE MAKAWAO FACILITY WAS A WAY OF SAYING THANKS TO THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED BUILD THE INSTITUTION. THE COUNTRY STORE WAS FILLED WITH FRESH MAUI-FARM-GROWN ORGANIC PRODUCE, A FABULOUS FEAST WAS PREPARED AND SERVED BY JOB CORPS CULINARY PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. WHILE THE CHILDREN PLAYED, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PAULA AMBRE DETAILED THE HISTORY OF THE GROWTH OF THE MAUI FARM, THEN TOLD US WHERE SHE'D PUT THE MAUI FARM ON A GROWTH CHART.

Paula Ambre, Executive Director, the Maui farm

PA01: "You know I think we're at a real high point, but I don't think we're at th peak yet. this is certainly an awesome time in our history and I think we're still growing and we still have much to offer to our community. So this is the time for us to ask our commubnity to join with us. We're looking for volunteers to join us and help us with our programs at the Farm. We're looking for board members to assist us in the governance and to assure that the Maui Farm has the funding that it needs to sustain itself into the future. And to help us with things like marketing and fundraising events and other components in being a strong non-profit organization."

(ON-CAM TAG) ONE OF THE GREAT STRENGTHS OF THE MAUI FARM, BESIDES GROWING BEAUTIFUL CORN, CARROTS AND HEALTHY FAMILIES - IS THEIR ABILITY TO ADAPT. WHEN THEY FIRST OPENED 15 YEARS AGO, THE BASICALLY PROVIDED A GROUP HOME SETTING FOR FOSTER CHILDREN. SINCE THEN THEY HAVE EXPANDED AND EVOLVED, ADDING THE INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM IN 2006 AND THE LIVE-IN FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAM IN 2006.


(MAPA)(PiP-Ladies in hats)

HC: FOR THOSE OF US OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE RICKY NELSON SONG, "GARDEN PARTY," YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THE LINE, "EVERYONE WAS THERE." WELL, THEY WERE… THIS WEEKEND… AT THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE MAUI ACADEMY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS. SO...MAUI TV NEWS WENT THERE, TOO.

(take Garden Party Pkg) AFTERNOON FINERY - AN EXCUSE TO DRESS UP AND, FOR MANY, THE JUSTIFICATION FOR AN ANNUAL HAT PURCHASE. THIS YEAR'S GARDEN PARTY BENEFITTING THE MAUI ACADEMY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS SUNDAY AT THE PUNDY YOKOUCHI ESTATE IN WAILUKU BROUGHT OUT THE CHEFS, THE ARTISTS - AND MORE THAN 400 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WITH A TASTE FOR THE ARTS...AND FOR DELICIOUS FOOD AND CHOCOLATE.

David Johnston, Exec. Art. Dir., MAPA

DJ01: "This money goes to the programs. It's all for the programs - our programs in the schools, our Voices Program, our tours around the state - to elementary schools and to our after-dance classes. We also have a scholarship that's part of the fundraising event today, too."

MARY VON TEMPSKY - A LONGTIME MAJOR MAPA SUPPORTER - WAS THE GUEST OF HONOR AT THIS YEAR'S EVENT WHERE SILENT AUCTIONS DREW LOTS OF ATTENTION AND ARTISTS CREATED FRESH ART FOR THE LIVE AUCTION. IT WAS ALL VERY WELL ORGANIZED - A MAPA TRADEMARK.

Keith Ranney, Chairman of the Board, MAPA

KR01: "It's very organized around this mission of human potential. They're really perceived as a performing arts academy - because that's in their name - however, the fundamental mission underneath all of that is growing young adults into their potential."

AND GIVING BACK TO THE GIVERS ONCE A YEAR IS MAPA'S ENCORE THAT KEEPS THE AUDIENCE WANTING MORE. REPORTING FROM WAILUKU FOPR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(ON-CAM TAG) THIS YEAR WAS THE 20TH ANNUAL EVENT BENEFITING MAPA. IF YOU MISSED IT THIS YEAR, START YOUR HAT SHOPPING AND MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR. THE MAPA GARDEN PARTY IS HELD THE SECOND SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER ON THE BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS OF THE YOKOUCHI ESTATE IN WAILUKU.

(MAUI DIVE SHOP-FINE)(PiP-Maui Dive Shop logo)

J: IT WAS A TUESDAY AFTERNOON, TWO YEARS AGO NEXT WEEK WHEN A BOW LINE GOT STUCK IN ONE OF THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENGINES OF THE MAUI DIVE SHOP SNORKEL BOAT, KAI ANELA. WITHIN MINUTES THE VESSEL SANK TO THE BOTTOM AT MOLOKINI CRATER, LEAVING 15 PASSENGERS AND CREW TREADING WATER. NO PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY HURT - BUT NOW IT'S ESTIMATED THAT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 661 AND 887 CORAL COLONIES WERE DESTROYED. AND THAT COST MAUI DIVE SHOP DEARLY.

(VO) LATE LAST WEEK THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES LEVIED THE LARGEST FINE EVER AGAINST AN ACTIVITY COMPANY - 386 THOUSAND DOLLARS - PLUS ANOTHER 10 THOUSAND TO PAY FOR THE D-L-N-R INVESTIGATION THAT LED TO THE FINES. THE COMPANY WILL ALSO HAVE IT'S MOLOKINI PRIVILEGES FOR THE KAI ANELA SUSPENDED FOR TWO AND A HALF MONTHS - BUT MOST OF THAT TIME WAS ALREADY SERVED AFTER THE VESSEL WAS RAISED FROM THE BOTTOM AND REPAIRED.

(ON-CAM) IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES ANNOUNCED A FINE OF MORE THAN A HALF-MILLION DOLLARS - PLUS THEIR MOLOKINI PERMIT WAS GOING TO BE SUSPENDED FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. MAUI DIVE SHOP WILL PAY 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS RIGHT AWAY, AND PAY THE REST OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS. INCIDENTALLY, IT'S ESTIMATED THAT THE VALUE OF ONE OF THOSE PRECIOUS PERMITS TO OPERATE A SNORKEL BOAT AT MOLOKINI IS ABOUT 687 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

(Toss to C Block)

HC: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, IT MAY BE A REBUILDING YEAR FOR MANY TEAMS IN THE M-I-L, BUT OPENING WEEK LOOKED A LOT LIKE IT DID THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR. KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS UP NEXT IN SPORTS - PLUS RESULTS FROM THE JACOB-LESS MAUI MARATHON WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES. DETAILS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: THEN HOLLY WILL BE BACK WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS - AND EVERYTHING FROM DANCES FROM THE SIOUX INDIAN NATION - TO THE ULTIMATE RELAXATION OF SUNSET YOGA ON THE BEACH FOR FREE. ALL THE DETAILS WHEN WE COME BACK.


(sports) (PiP-Sports)

JK: FOR THE 2008 BALDWIN BEARS, THE GLASS IS DEFINITELY "HALF-FULL."

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

THE BALDWIN BEARS HAVE THEIR WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM - LOSING SEVEN STARTERS TO GRADUATION LAST YEAR, AND IMPORTING SIX PLAYERS FROM THE TROJANS. A PESSIMIST MIGHT CALL THAT A REBUILDING YEAR. BUT COACH A.J. ROLOOS CALLS IT "DEPTH" WITH A WHOLE NEW CROP OF SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS - AND EVEN ONE FRESHMAN ON THE VARSITY SQUAD THIS SEASON. HOW DEEP ARE THEY? LET'S HAVE A LOOK.

(VO) OUT TO A CROWDED WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM FOR FIRDAY NIGHT'S SEASON OPENER AGAINST THE MAUI HIGH SABERS. FIRST QUARTER ACTION WITH THE BEARS ALREADY UP BY ONE TOUCHDOWN AND TRANSFER QUARTERBACK BUTA WILHELM-IOANE TRIES TO HOOK UP WITH HIS NEW FAVORITE WIDE RECEIVER, RO WILSON NOT ONCE BUT TWICE WITH NO LUCK. BUT I WANT TO SHOW ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE FIELD GOAL TRIES I'VE EVER SEEN. SOPHOMORE KICKER C.J. SANTOS CONNECTS WITH THIS BALL ON THE 44 YARD LINE - AND SENDS IT A MILE...54 YARDS TO BE EXACT. IT'S WIDE RIGHT BUT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN M-I-L RECORD.

SABERS BALL AND QB JORDAN INAMASU AIRS THIS ONE OUT TOWARD DUSTIN FAUBION - BUT BALDWIN'S KAINALU GARSO GETS THERE A BIT TOO EARLY. THE PASS INTERFERENCE PENALTY MOVES MAUI TO MID-FIELD. ON THE NEXT PLAY SOME IMPRESSIVE POWER FROM JUDD SATO THE THIRD AS HE BULLS HIS WAY FOR SIX YARDS. THEY'RE FORCED TO PUNT AND WATCH THE MOVIES BY BALDWIN'S JOSHUA TAM SING AS HE ROARS DOWN THE SABER SIDELINE - FINALLY TRIPPED UP BY AUSTIN PIERMAN AFTER A RETURN OF 50 YARDS. THREE PLAYS LATER GARSO MAKES UP FOR THAT INTERFERENCE CALL BY DODGING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT AND TAKING A STACK OF SABERS WITH HIM INTO THE END ZONE. BALDWIN UP BY TWO TDS AT THE END OF ONE.

SECOND QUARTER ACTION AND INAMASU'S PASS TO SABER DUSTIN FAUBION IS GOOD FOR A DOZEN YARDS AND A MAUI HIGH FIRST DOWN. COULD THEY DO IT AGAIN? INAMASU'S PASS IS ON THE FINGERTIPS OF FAUBION, BUT EXCELLENT DEFENSE BY BALDWIN'S JESSE KEAHI MEANS, NUH-UNH.

THE ALMOST-FULL MOON BROUGHT OUT THE BEAST IN THE BEARS AS NUMBER 42 JOHN LOTULEILEI PUTS THE KA-BAM ON INAMASU AND JORDAN PUU-ROBINSON POUNCES ON IT FOR THE RECOVERY. TWO PLAYS LATER WILHELM-IOANE IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY AS HE DROPS A 35-YARD PASS INTO THE ARMS OF LEE ESPIRITU. IT TOOK THREE TRIES, BUT THIS PASS TO TAM SING NETS ANOTHER BALDWIN T-D.

THAT'S WAS ALL THE FIRST SCORING AS THE BERAS TOOK A 28-NOTHING LEAD INTO THE LOCKER ROOM AT HALF-TIME.

(on-cam) THE BEARS SCORE ANOTHER TOUCHDOWN IN THE SECOND HALF AND - REMEMBER THAT NEAR-MISS AT THE RECORD FIELD GOAL DISTANCE IN THE FIRST HALF? WELL, IN THE SCECOND HALF, C-J SANTOS KICKED A 51-YARD FIELD GOAL AND IT WAS GOOD. THAT SET THE M-I-L RECORD, BEATING THE OLD MARK ORIGINALLY SET 10 YEARS AGO BY A YOUNG TROJAN BY THE NAME OF SHANE VICTORINO.

(FF-CG-VO) FINAL SCORE IN THSI ONE BALDWIN 37, SABERS 12. IN SATURDAY NIGHT'S MATCHUP, LAHAINALUNA PICKED UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF LAST YEAR, DEFEATING KAMEHAMEHA MAUI, 28 TO 21. THIS WEEK THE TROJANS FACE THE LUNAS FRIDAY NIGHT AT WAR MEMORIAL AND SATURDAY NIGHT KING KEKAULIKE STARTS THEIR 2008 CAMPAIGN AGAINST BALDWIN.

(ON-CAM) THE MAN WHO ALWAYS WINS THE MAUI MARATHON COULDN'T MAKE IT THIS YEAR, SO IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT THE WINNER WAS A MAN WHO HAS NEVER RUN IT BEFORE. JAPAN'S JUNICHI KAWABATA WON THE RACE WITH A WINNING TIME OF TWO HOURS, 36 MINUTES AND 24 SECONDS. IN A JAPANESE SWEEP, THE WOMEN'S WINNER WAS TOKYO'S YOUKO YAMAZAWA, WITH A TIME OF THREE HOURS, NINE MINUTES AND 40 SECONDS.

(on-cam) AND THAT'S A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. I'M KALAPANA AND I'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

(Coming Attractions)(PiP-Coming Attractions)

HC: IF YOUR INTERESTS ARE WIDE-RANGING AND YOUR CULTURAL PURSUITS ARE UNIQUE - THEN THIS IS THE WEEK TO BE ON MAUI. FROM WORLD PEACE TO YOGA ON THE BEACH, I'VE GOT THE DETAILS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

IT'S TAKEN EIGHTY YEARS TO GET TO THIS MOMENT - THIS MOMENT BEING THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER IN WAILUKU. "THE SPIRIT OF THE IAO" CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF MUSIC, COMEDY, DRAMA, COMEDY, DANCING AND, OF COURSE - COMEDY. THE MAUI ON STAGE MUSICAL COMEDY REVIEW FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CAST OF MOST OF MAUI'S VERY FAVORITE PERFORMERS FOR A EVENING OF LIGHT-HEARTED COMEDY AND A MUSICAL ROMP THROUGH THE HISTORY OF THE WAILUKU LANDMARK. "THE SPIRIT OF THE IAO" PLAYS FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 7:30 AND SUNDAYS AT 5 PM THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28TH. TICKETS ARE 15 DOLLARS. FORT MORE INFORMATION, FOLLOW THE LINK TO "COMING ATTRACTIONS" FROM OUR WEBSITE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

THIS SATURDAY IS - OF COURSE - PRIMARY ELECTION DAY. BE SURE TO GET OUT AND VOTE - THEN WATCH LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE ON AKAKU, MAUI COMMUNITY TELEVISION, FEATURING OUR OWN JEFF KING AT THE ANCHOR DESK - ALONG WITH MANAO RADIO'S KATHY "TITA" COLLINS. ELECTION COVERAGE BEGINS AS SOON AS THE POOLS CLOSE NEXT SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. ON CABLE CHANNELS 52, 53 AND 54 ACROSS MAUI COUNTY.

ALSO ON SATURDAY NIGHT - THERE IS A CULTURAL TREAT COMING TO THE MACC. THE WORLD-RENOWNED LAKOTA SIOUX INDIAN DANCE THEATER PRESENTS "COKATA UPO: COME TO THE CENTER." NATIVE AMERICAN PERFORMERS WILL PRESENT SACRED SONGS AND DANCES - ALL SET TO AN ENCHANTING VIDEO BACKDROP AND NARRATION. THE PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. TICKETS ARE 32, 22 AND 12 DOLLARS - AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI.

SUNDAY WILL SEE MAUI'S FIRST-EVER "PEACE DAY" FESTIVAL CELEBRATED ALL AFTERNOON AT KEOPUOLANI PARK. JUST SOME OF THE ICONIC PERSONALITIES SCHEDULED TO APPEAR INCLUDE RAM DASS, LEI'OHU RYDER, MARTY DREAD, EMMA VEARY, HUI LANAKILA AND THE MAUI TAIKO DRUMMERS. THE EVENT WILL ALSO FEATURE THE “336 VOICES FOR PEACE” FROM MAUI'S UNITY CHURCH. IT ALL STARTS SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. AT KEOPUOLANI PARK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.

AND TO KEEP THAT MELLOW FEELING FLOWING, THERE'S A SERIES OF FREE SUNSET OCEANFRONT YOGA CLASSES BEGINNING NEXT THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH IN KIHEI. THE SITE IS THE BEACHFRONT AT THE BLUE LOTUS HOUSE ON ULUNIU STREET IN KIHEI, WHICH IS BEHIND THE AZEKA SHOPPING CENTER. THE FREE WEEKLY CLASSES WILL RUN FROM SIX UNTIL 7-30 P.M. THURSDAYS IN SEPTEMBER.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND THE ANNUAL SAINT JOHN'S KULA FESTIVAL IS COMING NEXT SATURDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M. THE ANNUAL FAVORITE EVENT FEATURES ONO LOCAL FOOD, A PLANT AND FLOWER SALE, LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS - AND A PERFORMANCE BY UPCOUNTRY HOKU AWARD WINNER NAPUA GRIEG. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE MAUI FOOD BANK, THE SHRINERS' CLUB OF MAUI AND OTHER IMPORTANT LOCAL CHARITIES. ADMISSION IS FREE.

THEN, NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT, IT'S AN EVENING WITH ULUWEHI GURRERO AND HALAU HULA KAULUOKALA AT 7-30 IN THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. "HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS" IS THE THEME OF THE EVENING, AND THE HOKU-AWARD WINNER WILL PERFORM IN SONG AND DANCE - AND WILL INCLUDE THE KAULUPONO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, THE 150-MEMBER HALAU KAULUOKALA AND THE NA LEO LANI O MAUI - THE COMMUNITY CHOIR FOUNDED BY ULUWEHI GURRERO. TICKETS FOR THIS CULTURALLY SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE ARE 30, 25 AND 12 DOLLARS - AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE HAPPENINGS - AND MORE - GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE'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 MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM. THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S REPORT. I'M HOLLY CHUNG. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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HC: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THAT YOU FOR WATCHING - AND, ESPECIALLY TO OUR NEW VIEWERS WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS ON SATELLITE AND BASIC CABLE ON HAWAII'S KIKU.

J: AND THAT MEANS THAT NOW, MAUI TV NEWS IS AVAILABLE TO NEARLY EVERY HOME IN THE STATE THAT GETS TELEVISION PROGRAMMING FROM THEIR ANTENNA, BASIC CABLE, DIGITAL CABLE OR SATELLITE. AND, OF COURSE, YOU CAN STILL 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.

HC: 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, SO PLEASE, CHECK US OUT AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. AND, UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

J: ALOHA

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