Three brush fires started within mintes and very near each other in Kahului have prompted a criminal investigation by Maui Police.
at 7:09 p.m., Friday, Maui Fire Department units and Kahului firefighters responded to Maui Lani Parkway about 200 feet west of the golf course entrance for a brush fire. Engine-10 and Hazmat-10 cam upon the scene of a half-acre fire.
While responding to this incident a call came in for another brush fire. Engine-1 from Wailuku and Kahului’s Tanker 10 are dispatched to Mahaolu Street and arrived to find an acre involved. A third brush fire was reported after the second fire and Engine-6 from Kihei and Tanker 14 from Wailea were dispatched to a location about a 100 yards past the last residence on Kuihelani Highway going west direction. A 1,000 square-foot area was found involved in flames upon arrival.
The fires were called extinguished at 8:54 Friday night. No injuries and no damages were reported. MFD Fire Inspector and MPD CID remained on scene and began conducting their investigation. Maui Lani Parkway was closed while crews responded to the three scenes. The road was closed between 6:45 and 8:30 p.m.
Maui County Ocean Safety officers are advising the public to be cautious of potentially dangerous conditions at Oneloa (Big Beach) in Makena today.
Lifeguards had to rescue 16 people yesterday because of the high surf, estimated between 8 to 10 feet. Today surf is estimated to be almost as hazardous, from 4 to 6 foot waves with the occasional 8 foot swell.
“People were caught in the rip current and couldn’t get back in,” said Ocean Safety Operations Chief Archie Kalepa. “As you know, Makena is kind of a dangerous beach, even for the most experienced swimmer.
“Always seek the advice of a lifeguard before entering the water if you are unsure. Best rule is always: When in doubt, don’t go out.”
Ocean Safety also made more than a 100 plus public safety contacts with beachgoers yesterday.
Mayor Alan Arakawa held a press conference Friday morning during which he detailed the difference in approach between his office and the Maui County Council regarding the demolition of the Old Wailuku Post Office.
“Aloha and thank you for coming this morning.
“I would like to take this time to address the concerns regarding the Old Wailuku Post Office project.
“This is a matter that I would have taken up sooner, but I was attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors and unable to appear before council myself.
“Since the day we first stepped back into this office we have strived to have an open line of communication with the public, the media and our Maui County Council members.
“Because of this we believed that we and the council were all on the same page when we went forth to tear down the Post Office building, which we had all agreed was a good project.
“Regardless, we made a mistake and I apologize for it. When our discussions with the council changed the intent of the project, we should have followed up with the paperwork to reflect those changes.
“As the mayor I take full responsibility for this situation. We were so intent on meeting with councilmembers personally and getting their individual approval that we forgot some of the more formal aspects of the process. But rest assured that we are taking steps to make sure not to repeat this mistake.
“I have already instructed my staff that all future communication between the administration and the council must be documented. Although we look forward to our one-on-one discussions with council members we realize that we cannot rely solely upon informal meetings. The record leading up to each decision must be clear and concise in order to minimize misunderstandings.
“Finally I ask that the council help us, and help the community, by moving forward with the Kalana O Maui Campus Expansion project. The facts are simple. We are paying $150,000 a month in Wailuku office rent for our various departments and every month we delay this project is another month in rent payments we have to make.”
By Jeff King
Wailea, Maui – Joined by a delegation of Maui lawmakers and community groups, Gov. Neil Abercrombie this morning signed into law House Bill 1424, which authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to utilize an appropriation of $20 million for the purchase and acquisition of land parcels at Lipoa Point.
Governor Abercrombie told Maui TV News, “It’s great to be back on Maui. In fact we’re travelling to all the neighbor islands to sign legislation on the lands affected by the new laws. We’ve always tried to prove that we don’t want to be an ‘Oahu-centric’ administration and I think this helps that cause.”
The acquisition of the land will ensure the preservation and conservation of the area’s pristine condition for the community and the people of West Maui for generations to come. The measure also calls for utilizing proceeds from the sale to capitalize the pension plan of retirees of the land’s seller, the Maui Land and Pineapple Company, Inc. Governor abercrombie pointed out that a $20M backing and investment by the state legislature is no easy task, lauding the Maui delegation for their teamwork, consistency – and for listening to the impassioned pleas of constituents on Maui.
House Speaker Joseph M. Souki (Kahakuloa, Waihee, Waiehu, Puuohala, Wailuku, Kahului) said, “The signing of this bill marks an important day for the residents of West Maui and all the people of Maui. Through the hard work and collaborative efforts of several organizations, we are able to preserve, protect, and pass on a valuable Maui asset to future generations. I would like to especially recognize my colleague, Representative Angus McKelvey, for introducing the bill to preserve Honolua Bay, and for successfully shepherding it through the legislature.”
Representative Angus McKelvey (West Maui, Maalaea, North Kihei) said, “This measure speaks to the power of unity and diversity and what amazing things can happen when people get involved with the process. During the committee hearings, members received countless e-mails, phone calls and letters from people of all walks of life and all islands speaking in one voice. This measure brought the environmental community, labor, business and other groups who have been traditionally diametrically opposed on pieces of legislation to come together as one for this important cause.”
“What a momentous day! This is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when the community comes together. Of course, signing the bill into law is just the first step of the journey. Much work lies ahead. We must continue working together to develop a comprehensive, sustainable plan to ensure that the bay and surrounding lands are protected and enhanced for the benefit of all now and into the future,” said Senator Rosalyn Baker (South and West Maui).
Maui House legislators participating in the public signing ceremony today included Speaker Joseph M. Souki, Representatives Angus McKelvey, Mele Carroll, Kaniela Ing, and Justin Woodson.
Other measures signed into law this morning include:
SB498 which appropriates $600,000 for the establishment of a Maalaea-based special emergency medical response vehicle unit to service the island of Maui on a twenty-four hour, seven-days a week basis. This will supplement the two ambulances already servicing Maui Island and will directly impact the health of Maui residents for the better.
SB1412 shall require the Department of Land and Natural Resources to accommodate native Hawaiian canoes for cultural and education purposes at small boat harbors across the State.
HB1328 will increase the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission’s purchasing flexibility by making permanent the exemption for the procurement of food or fuel products.
Watch Maui TV News for June 21, 2013 Coverage of Maui’s Top Stories:
J: THIS IS A SCHEDULED AN AUTHORIZED CANE BURN – AND ALREADY LOOKS TOUGH ENOUGH TO HANDLE AND CONTAIN. BUT IN THE PAST FOUR WEEKS, EIGHT SO-CALLED UN-AUTHORIZED CANE BURNS HAVE COST TIME AND RESOURCES. MAUI’S FIRE CHIEF SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. AND, IN THE INTEREST OF CLEAN-AIR AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY, OFFICIALS IN GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY FROM MAUI AND JAPAN SIGNED A MEMORANDUM THAT WILL JUMPSTART MAUI’S JUMP SMART.
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IN SPORTS, AFTER A GREAT START, NA KOA IKA MAUI COOLED OFF A BIT BUT NOW THEY’RE GETTING HOT AGAIN. AND MAUI NATIVE SUPERSTAR SON SHANE VICTORINO IS DEFINITELY GETTING HOT AGAIN. IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES-BROWN TAKES A LOOK BACK AT THE 2013 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL, AND REVIEWS ONE MOVIE IN PARTICULAR THAT HE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE AGAIN. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, LOOSEN THE KEY FOR FREE AT THE MACC THIS WEEKEND, DANCE MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE, AND GET SET TO LAUGH. ALL THAT AND MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, THANK YOU FOR TUNING INTO MAUI TV NEWS – MAUI’S EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY TELEVISION NEWSCAST – IN HIGH DEFINITION ONLINE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I’M JEFF KING.
J: THE OLD SAYING IS WHERE THERE’S SMOKE THERE’S FIRE. BUT AROUND MAUI ACROSS LAST FOUR WEEKS, IN AT LEAST EIGHT PLACES WHERE THERE’S BEEN SMOKE THERE’S ALSO LIKELY BEEN SOME LOLO-HEAD SETTING FIRES IN CANE FIELDS.
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FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY AND A HALF – MANY HAVE CALLED THIS A CLOUD OF SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY. MORE RECENTLY, GROING NUMBERS HAVE LABELLED IT TOXISM DEADLY AND NO LONGER TOLERABLE. WHILE PROTESTS AGAINST CANE BURNING HAVE GOTTEN HEATED – THEY HAVEN’T GOTTEN THIS HEATED BEFORE. SINCE MAY 19, NO FEWER THAN EIGHT SO-CALLED “UNSCHEDULED” CANE BURNS HAVE CONSUMED MORE THAN 40 ACRES.
WEDNESDAY MORNING THIS WEEK, WHILE HEAVY EQUIPMENT FROM HAWAIIAN COMMERCIAL AND SUGAR TILLED THE PERIMIETER OF A WAIKAPU FIELD FOR ITS NEXT PLANTING, MAUI COUNTY FIRE CHIEF JEFF MURRAY HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE. HE DETAILED THE WHAT – A SERIES OF VERY SUSPICIOUS FIRES SET SCROSS CENTRAL AND NORTH SHORE MAUI. HE SAID POLICE WILL HAVE DETERMINE THE “WHO” AND – LIKE A LOT OF US – HE’S STILL WONDERING “WHY”
Jeff Murray, Maui County Fire Chief
(0-1) JM01: “That’s what we’re trying to figure out. We just want people to be a little more aware of their surroundings and call it in if they see anything suspicious.”
WHILE STOPPING SHORT OF USIONG THE WORD “ARSON,” CHIEF MURRAY MADE IT CLEAR HOW SERIOUS THE PROBLEM IS WITH HIS RECOMMENDATION OF WHO TO CALL.
(2-3) JMO2: “911 would be good. I’m nopt saure what the Police department is doing as of right now. The may be working on a Crimestoppers plan but we’ll wait for their notification on that.”
VISTAS LIKE THIS ARE A LONGTIME PART OF THE MAUI LANDSCAPE…REPLACING THE IMPENETRABLE DUST BOWL OF CENTRAL MAUI IN THE EARLY 1800S. BUT WHILE SENTIMENT GROWS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ANTIQUATED PROCESS OF BURNING CANE, CHIEF MURRAY EXPLAINED THAT AWARENESS IS HIS GOAL. BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LEGAL CANE BURN AND AN ILLEGAL ONE.
(4-5) JM03: “If anything, we’re going to just keep the community aware. Fpor those who may not read the paper or watch TV news, we just want them to be aware of the situation and to know that we’re watching.”
(ON CAM) CHIEF MURRAY POINTED OUT THAT A CALL TO 911 IS WARRANTED IF YOU SEE A FIRE EITHER BEING SET OR ENDANGERING LIVES AND PROPERTY. BEYOND THAT A CALL TO CRIMESTOPPERS, OR THE NONEMERGENCY LINE OF MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THESE INTENTIONALLY SET FIRES WILL WORK GREAT. WE HAVE THOSE PHONE NUMBERS FOR YOU ON OUR WEBSITE. JUST GO TO MAUI TV NEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK STORIES.
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J: DID YOU FEEL IT? JUMP-SMART MAUI OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED LAST FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH. WITH THE STROKE OF SEVERAL PENS – AND 30 MILLION DOLLARS, MAUI WILL BE IN THE WORLD’S SPOTLIGHT FOR PROJECTS THAT INCORPORATE SMART GRID, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE SOLUTIONS TO ACHIEVE A CEANER FUTURE FOR MAUI.
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THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT MAUI IS TAKING A VERY VISIBLE POSTURE IN THE RACE TOWARD ENERGY EFFICIENCY. ONCE LABELLED EYESORES BY SOME, THE WINDMILLS OF KAHEAWA AND THE LESS VISIBLE TURBINES OF AUWAHI ARE QUIETY PUMPING FUEL-FREE ENERGY INTO THE GRID. ADDING TO THE JUMP-START, IF YOU WILL, OR MAUI’S RENEWABLE ENERGY DRIVE, IS JUMP-SMART MAUI – A COLLABORATION BETWEEN MAUI COUNTY, MAUI ELECTRIC, THE STATE, HITACHI AND NISSAN CORPORATIONS FROM JAPAN AND THE NEW ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION – NEDO.
AT A PRESS CONFERENCE LAST FRIDAY, REPRESENTATIVES AT THE COUNTY AND STATE LEVEL – AND INDUSTRY LEADERS FROM JAPAN EXPLAINED THE AMBITIOUS GOALS OF JUMPSMART MAUI.
Alan Arakawa, Mayor, Maui County
(0-1) AA01: “We here on Maui have an opportunity to escape not only the death clutches of petroleum countries that charge us excessive rates for all the petroleum that we use here. And, our eletric rates are about four times higher than the rest of the nation. Then there’s gas – ours is the highest across the County.”
HOW DO YOU DO ALL THAT? LOCAL SOURCING, IMPLEMENTATION AND RESOURCE UTILIZATION. THAT’S 21ST CENTURE SPEAK FOR THINKING LOCALLY, SMARTLY AND CREATIVELY.
(2-3) aa02: “We have the opportunity to escape this by going to our natural resources. We have abundant wind and sunshine. We have abundant ocean around us for ocean thermal. And lots of bimass that we can also use as fuel. The key to making this work is to use the technology to access these resources and smart grid allows us to do that.”
SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY IS ONE THIRD OF THE JUMP SMART TRIUMVERATE – ALONG WITH SMART CARS AND SMART ENERGY. MR. HIDEO HATO, THE PRESIDENT OF NEDO, USED A POWER POINT TO MAKE HIS SIMPLE POINTS. THEY’RE LOOKING FOR A FEW LIKE-MINDED MAUI CITIZENS TO STEP UP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE – BY MAKING A MUCH SMALLER CARBON FOOTPRINT ON MAUI NEI. NEDO, JAPAN’S LARGEST PUBLIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION, IS SEEKING ABOUT 200 OWNERS OF THE NISSAN LEAF TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR LANDMARK STUDY ON MAUI. ALSO, THEY’D LIKE THE HELP OF ABOUT 40 KIHEI HOME OWNERS TO MONITOR SMART GRID PROGRESS. IN ADDITION, NEDO WILL INVEST PART OF THEIR 30 MILLION DOLLAR COMMITMENT TO INSTALL 15 MORE QUICK CHARGING STATIONS FOR E-Vs ACROSS MAUI – FOR A TOTAL OF 20 BY THIS FALL. HAWAII LT. GOVERNOR – AND MAUI NATIVE SON SHAN TSUTSUI WAS ON HAND FOR THE MEMORANDUM SIGNING, AND SAYS THE STATE WILL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON JUMPSMART MAUI FOR POSSIBLE EXPANSION.
Shan Tsutsui, Lt. Gove, State of Hawaii
(0-1) ST01: “Obviously this is something very important to the state. The partnership that the County has formed with NEDO is something we’re looking closely at so we can expand it to other parts of the state.”
IF YOU LIVE IN KIHEI – OR DRIVE AN ELECTRIC CAR AND YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN THE JUMPSMART PROJECT, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK’S STORIES.
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J: AFTER LAST FRIDAY’S SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING CEREMONY, WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT FROM MAYOR ALAN OUR OCALA HOW ANOTHER BIG, BIG PROJECT FARED LAST WEEK ON MAUI.
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(ON-CAM TAG) THE FINAL TOTALS STILL AREN’T IN FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF FREE MEDICAL CARE ON MOLOKAI AND LANAI – BUT IT WAS A LOT AND WHEN WE HAVE THOSE NUMBERS WILL POST THEM FOR YOU ON THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE@MAUITVNEWS.COM.
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J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IT TAKES A YEAR TO PREPARE AND RUSHES BY IN A MATTER OF DAYS. THE 2013 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL IS IN THE BOOKS. WE’LL HEAR FROM FESTIVAL FOUNDER BARRY RIVERS AND ONE OF THE FINAL SHINING STARS FROM THIS YEARS EVENT – BREE LARSON. AND SPEAKING OF SHINING STARS, SOME 30 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN HONORED FROM ACROSS THE STATE INCLUDING SEVERAL FROM MAUI COUNTY IN THE HMSA KAIMANA AWARDS. WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
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J: THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL JUST WRAPPED UP ITS 14TH EDITION. IN THOSE YEARS SINCE THE JEWELBOX EVENT BEGAN IN 1999 IT’S ONLY SPRINKLED A FEW TIMES AND REALLY ONLY RAINED ONCE. THIS YEAR THE STARS SHONE BRIGHTLY-BOTH FROM HEAVEN AND EARTH.
JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS AND – FOR MANY – YOUR BIRTHDAY – THE MAUI FILM FESTVAL IS SOMETHING WE LOOK FORWARD TO ALL YEAR LONG. THEN, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT – IT’S OVER. THERE WERE A LOT OF MEMORIES FROM THIS YEAR’S EVENT ALONG WITH CHICKEN SKIN MOMENTS – A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE OF ADVANCING POLYNESIAN CULTURE ACROSS THE SEA, AND MORE THAN A FEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR A LAUGH. ACTRESS BRIE LARSON’S “SHORT TERM 12″ – WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MAUI’S DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON – WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD AS BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE DRAMA. BUT WE DUG FURTHER BACK – ASKING IF THIS OR ANY ROLE, COULD EVER TOP HER NATIONAL TV DEBUT AS AN EZ BAKE ROAD KILL OVEN ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.
(0-1) bl01:”laugh! How could you know that?!?”
OTHER FAVORITE FROM THIS YEAR INCLUDED HAWAIIAN: THE LEGEND OF EDDIE AIKAU, WINNING BOTH THE AWARD AS A MOVIE THAT MATTERED MOST AND THE AWARD FOR VISIONARY CINEMA. BUT BACK TO BRIE…SHE’S ALREADY A VETERAN ACTRESS AT JUST 24 YEARS OF AGE…AND IS ALMOST OVERWHELMED TO WIN THE FESTIVAL ‘S RISING STAR AWARD DURING HER FIRST VISIT TO MAUI.
(2-3) BL02: “It’s incredible. First this place is amazing – Maui – I’ve never been. I hope others get to pause and reflect like I did.”
FILM FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER BARRY RIVERS HAS HAD A LOT OF MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN THE EVENT’S 14 YEAR HISTORY – AND AGREES THAT THE PRE-MOVIE TRIBUTE TO NAINOA THOMPSON AND THE FAMILY OF EDDIE AIKAU WAS ONE OF THE MOST MOVING EVER.
(0-1) BR01: “We’ve had a lot of ’em but I really think it is. We moved here 35 years ago for Kaho’olawe protests. We came for water, energy and culture – maybe even one that needed to be born again.”
A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN RIVERS 35 YEARS ON MAUI. AND NOW – ANOTHER. AT THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL – THERE’S NO FILM.
(4-5) br02: “Ever since we went digital. We’re fully digital this year – there’s no film being shown here that is not a digital presentation.”
SO WHAT LIES AHEAD…ACTORS A GENERATION OR TWO YOUNGER THAN TOM CRUISE…DIRECTORS EVEN YOUNGER THAN THAT…AND THE PRECIOUS FACES WHO MAY FILL THE SCREEN ANOTHER DAY…AND PROBABLY NOT TOO LONG FROM NOW.
(ON CAM TAG) A LITTLE LATER IN THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, OUR OWN PAUL JANES BROWN REVIEWS SHORT-TERM 12 THAT MOVIES STARRING BREE LARSON AND BRINGS INCREDIBLE BACK STORY OF THE FILM AND ITS MAUI NATIVE SON WHO WROTE AND DIRECTED IT.
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J: SCHOLAR ATHLETES – THE IDEA ITSELF IS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: YOUNG MINDS EXCELLING IN INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS – WITH YOU, STRONG BODIES, EXCELLING IN ATHLETIC PROWESS. AND MANY OF THEM ARE FROM RIGHT HERE IN MAUI COUNTY. SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, ATHLETIC DIRECTORS, STUDENTS, AND FAMILY MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE CONVERGED ON THE HAWAII CONVENTION CENTER LAST WEEKEND TO HONOR HAWAII’S TOP HIGH SCHOOLS AND THE FINEST SCHOLAR ATHLETES AT THE 2013 HMSA KAIMANA AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM LUNCHEON.
(VO) THE PROGRAM, WHICH STARTED IN AUGUST 2005, RECOGNIZES ALL-AROUND ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY HIGH SCHOOLS, REWARDS INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ATHLETES WITH SCHOLARSHIPS, AND SUPPORTS COACHES EDUCATION. IT’S SPONSORED BY HMSA AND ADMINISTERED BY THE HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. AT THIS YEAR’S AWARDS CEREMONY, 21 STUDENTS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS WORTH $3000. FIVE OF THOSE STUDENTS WERE NAMED DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS AND RECEIVED AN ADDITIONAL $2000 EACH-INCLUDING MICHAEL KIKUKAWA, MOLOKAI HIGH SCHOOL.
(CONTINUED VO) TWO OTHER MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE STUDENT ATHLETES ALSO RECEIVED HMSA SCHOLARSHIPS – KAYLEE CORREA FROM KAMEHAMEHA MAUI AND CARISSA WRATTE FROM SEABURY HALL. IN THE OVERALL HMS A KAI MANA DIVISION WINNERS FROM THE M I L, FIRST PLACE WHEN TWO LAHAINA LUNA SECOND PLACE TO KING KCAL EK AND THIRD PLACE TO MAUI HIGH SCHOOL IN DIVISION TWO MAUI PREPARATORY ACADEMY TOOK FIRST PLACE WITH SAINT ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL AND SECOND AND SEABURY HALL IN THIRD.
(ON CAM) THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS WAS PRESENTED BY OLYMPIC MEDALIST CLARISSA CHUN, THE ONLY WOMAN WRESTLER FROM HAWAII TO WIN A MEDAL AT THE OLYMPICS AND THE FIRST WOMEN’S FREESTYLE WRESTLER TO BE NOMINATED TO HER SECOND OLYMPIC TEAM. E HO’OMAIKA’I!
J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, IT MAY SOUND A LITTLE BIT MORE LIKE A WEATHER REPORT BUT AFTER A SEVEN-GAME WIN STREAK NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI FELL INTO SOMETHING OF A COOLING TREND. THIS WEEK THEY’RE BACK UP AND AT IT AFTER DEFEATING THE ROSEBUDS AND MOVING TO WITHIN A HALF GAME OF FIRST-PLACE. AND SPEAKING OF HEATING UP ONCE AGAIN WE’VE GOT JUST TWO WORDS – SHANE VICTORINO. IN CURTAIN CALL PAUL JANES BROWN FELL IN LOVE WITH ONE OF THE MAJOR STORIES ON THE BIG SCREEN AT THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL INCLUDING A LOOK AT THE DEEP MAUI ROOTS OF SHORT-TERM 12. AND IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, THIS SUNDAY IS A DAY FOR FREE PURE HAWAIIAN MUSIC, AND NEXT FRIDAY IT’S A PARTY IN KIHEI, AND A FUNNY MAN AT THE MACC. DETAILS AHEAD WHEN MAUI TV NEWS COMES BACK.
J: CHECKING SPORTS, NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI SCORED THREE RUNS IN BOTH THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH INNINGS TO BEAT THE SANTA ROSA ROSE BUDS 7-3 WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT MAEHARA STADIUM. ERI YOSHIDA PITCHED SEVEN SOLID INNINGS, ALLOWING FIVE HITS, TWO WALKS AND STRUCK OUT THREE. CHRIS WATERS STRUCK OUT THREE OVER TWO HITLESS INNINGS FOR HIS FIRST SAVE OF THE SEASON.
NA KOA SCORED THE GO-AHEAD RUN IN THE SEVENTH ON RAY SERRANO’S DOUBLE, WHICH SCORED KALAIKA KAHOOHALAHALA. WAYLEN SING-CHOW DROVE IN THREE RUNS, EVAN FRAZAR SCORED THREE RUNS AND JIMMY ROHAN SCORED TWICE FOR MAUI. NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI IS NOW 14 AND SIX-JUST A HALF GAME OUT OF FIRST IN THEIR DIVISION. THE MAUI SQUAD IS GETTING SET FOR A WEST COAST ROAD TRIP. AND MAUI SUPERSTAR SHANE VICTORINO TOOK WEDNESDAY NIGHT OFF AFTER CONTRIBUTING BIG-TIME THE NIGHT BEFORE. IN A DOUBLEHEADER SHANE WENT TWO FOR FOUR AGAINST TAMPA BAY SCORING TWO RUNS AND RBI AND A STOLEN BASE. IN GAME TWO EQUALED OFF A BIT GOING OVER FOR. BUT FOR THE SEASON HE’S GOT TWO HOME RUNS AND 11 RBIS AND 26 RUNS SCORED.
J: THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL IS IS PAU, BUT MEMORIES WILL LINGER ON. PAUL JANES-BROWN WAS THERE AND HAS THIS REVIEW OF ONE OF THE FILM FESTIVAL FAVORITES FOR THIS WEEK’S CURTAIN CALL.
PJB: DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON, HIS FIRST NAME SAYS IT ALL, THIS HUMBLE, HAIKU HOME SCHOOLED, SENIOR YEAR AT MAUI HIGH SCHOOL, PRIZE WINNING FILMAKER AND WRITER IS DESTINED FOR A VERY BRIGHT FUTURE. HIS FILM SHORT DRAKMAR: A VASSAL’S JOURNEY WHICH HE CO-DIRECTED IN 2006 WON BEST DOCUMENTARY AT THE SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL. THEN IN 2009 A SHORT VERSION OF SHORT TERM 12 WON BEST SHORT AWARD AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. IN 2010 HE WON AN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NICHOLL PRIZE FOR HIS SCRIPT OF I AM NOT A HIPSTER, WHICH WAS SHOWN IN THE NEXT CATEGORY AT SUNDANCE, THEN HE WON ANOTHER CASH AWARD FROM THE NICHOLL’S TO COMPLETE POST PRODUCTION ON HIS LATEST FEATURE, WHICH HE WROTE AS WELL AS DIRECTED, SHORT TERM 12. ST 12 WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD AND THE GRAND JURY PRIZE AT THE 2013 SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN AND HAD ITS MAUI PREMIERE LAST SUNDAY AND WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE DRAMA.
THIS POWERFUL FILM IS A WONDERFUL LOVE STORY. WHEN I WAS STUDYING IN NEW YORK ONE OF MY TEACHERS USED TO ASK WHERE IS THE LOVE? IF THERE’S NO LOVE, WE AREN’T INTERESTED. WELL THIS FILM HAS EVERY KIND OF LOVE THERE IS AND I GUARANTEE WHEN YOU SEE IT, YOU WILL LOVE IT AS WELL.
CRETTON, WHO IS A GREAT STORY TELLER AND CREATES ENGAGING, REAL CHARACTERS, SPENT TWO YEARS WORKING IN AN ADOLESCENT RESIDENTIAL CENTER SO HE KNOWS THIS SUBJECT INTIMATELY, BUT HE INSISTS THIS FILM, WHICH AT TIMES FEELS LIKE A DOCUMENTARY, IS A WORK OF FICTION.
THE FILM CENTERS AROUND GRACE, A 20 SOMETHING COUNSELOR AT AN ADOLESCENT RESIDENTIAL CENTER. HER LIFE MIRRORS THE KIDS THAT SHE IS CARING FOR. PLAYED BY BRIE LARSON WITH TRUTH AND HONESTY SELDOM SEEN ON THE SCREEN, THIS IS A STORY, WHICH BRINGS THE AUDIENCE INTO THE WORLD OF TROUBLED ADOLESCENTS. THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE IN THE CENTER BECAUSE THEY HAVE EITHER BEEN ABANDONED BY THEIR PARENTS, COMMITTED TO THIS PLACE BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS COULDN’T HANDLE THEM OR THEY HAVE NO PARENTS OR FAMILY TO CARE FOR THEM.
WE SEE THEIR DAILY ROUTINE AND THE BEHAVIORS THE STAFF IS SUBJECTED TO AND HOW THEY UNDERSTAND AND CONTROL THESE EXTREMLY DIFFICULT AND OFTEN VOLATILE SITUATIONS.
GRACE IS A COMPLEX CHARACTER, WHO IS HIDING LOTS OF SECRETS. SHE IS HIDING HER RELATIONSHIP WITH A CO-WORKER, MASON PLAYED BY NEWMAKERS AND TONY AWARD WINNING JOHN GALLAGHER JR. SHE REFUSES TO SHARE HER PAST WITH HIM AND SHE IS TRYING TO DEAL WITH BEING PREGNANT.
INTO THIS CAULDRON COMES JADYN A GOTH GIRL WHO DOESN’T WANT TO BE A PART OF THE “FAMILY.” SHE DECLARES IN HER FIRST MEETING THAT SHE DOESN’T WANT TO PARTICIPATE BECAUSE SHE WILL BE LEAVING SOON. KAITLYN DEVER, OF ABC’S LAST MAN STANDING EMBODIES THE ESSENCE OF ADOLESCENT ANGST IN THIS POWER HOUSE PERFORMANCE.
ALSO THERE IS TENSION BETWEEN MARCUS, KEITH STANFIELD AND LUIS, KEVIN HERNANDEZ. IT EXPLODES WHEN MARCUS’S PET FISH DIES AND LUIS IS SUSPECTED OF PICESCIDE. KEITH STANFIELD IS ANOTHER EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG PERFORMER WHO IMBUES MARCUS WITH DEAPTH AND COMPLEXITY. HIS RAP, WHICH I WAS TOLD HE WROTE, IS BOTH INCITEFUL INTO THE CHARACTER AND HAUNTING.
I SAID THIS WAS A LOVE STORY AND IT IS. MASON IS THE LOVER HE LOVES THE KIDS, HE LOVES HIS FOSTER FAMILY AND HE LOVES GRACE. HIS CHARACTER IS THE NEW LEADING MAN, SENSITIVE, YET STRONG, CARING WITHOUT BEING CONTROLING, LOVING WITHOUT BEING STIFLING. A TRUE BREATHE OF FRESH AIR IN MALE CHARACTERS.
CRETTON HAS GOTTEN TRUTHFUL, REAL PERFORMANCES FROM YOUNG PEOPLE FOR WHOM THIS IS THEIR FIRST FILM AND FROM VETERAN’S LIKE LARSON WHO HAS BEEN WORKING SINCE SHE WAS A CHILD. THERE IS NOT A WEAK LINK IN THIS GREAT CAST.
THIS FILM HAS EVERYTHING. A GREAT STORY, THAT WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART AND YOUR FUNNY BONE. WONDERFUL CHARACTERS THAT YOU ROOT FOR EVERY MOMENT, AND IMPORTANT THINGS TO SAY ABOUT YOUTH AND YOUNG PEOPLE. IT WILL BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 23, BUT THEY DON’T HAVE HAWAII RELEASE DATE YET. HOWEVER, IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN NY ON JUN 28 OR NANTUCKET ON THE 29TH OR BACK IN NEW YORK ON JULY 20TH. YOU CAN SEE IT AT THE BAM CINEFEST, OR NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL OR THE ACADEMY OSCARS OUTDOOR SCREENINGS AND ROOFTOP FILMS RESPECTIVELY.
WELL, THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN, A HUI HOU. NEXT WEEK I’LL MACC ART-MIXX. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND THIS WEEK’S LOOK AT COMING ATTRACTIONS – ENTERTAINING, EDUCATIONAL, FUN AND CULTURALLY UPLIFTING THINGS TO SEE AND DO AROUND THE VALLEY ISLE.
EVERY YEAR FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES NOW THERE’S BEEN A SPECTACULAR SHOW IN A SPECTACULAR SETTING FEATURING YES SPECTACULAR MUSIC. THE 22ND ANNUAL KIHO ALU SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL IS COMING UP THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 23RD, AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER AT THE A AND B AMPHITHEATER AT THE YOKOUCHI PAVILION – AND AS ALWAYS IT’S FREE. ENJOY AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF HAWAII’S BEST SLACK KEY GUITAR MUSICIANS… IN A LAID-BACK, LOCAL STYLE AMBIENCE THAT LINGERS UNTIL DUSK. STARS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM INCLUDE: KEVIN & IKAIKA BROWN, DANNY CARVALHO, JOHN CRUZ, HAPA, STEPHEN INGLIS, DAVID KAHIAPO, GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR, DWIGHT KANAE, DONALD KAULIA, DENNIS KAMAKAHI, WALTER KEALE, GEORGE KUO, BOBBY MODEROW, GLEN SMITH, PAUL TOGIOKA AND ALANI ‘YUKI’ YAMAUCHI FROM TOKYO. ARTS & CRAFTS MADE IN HAWAII AND ISLAND FOODS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON.
OR IF TAPPING YOUR TOES JUST ISN’T ENOUGH, AND YOU FEEL THE NEED TO TAP YOUR ENTIRE SELF, THEN TRY ISRAELI FOLK DANCING MAUI THIS SUNDAY. IN FACT EVERY SUNDAY FROM FOUR UNTIL 6 PM AT GRACE CHURCH IN PUKALANI, OR THURSDAYS FROM SIX TILL 8 PM AT GRACE CHURCH, ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME ESPECIALLY BEGINNERS IT’S ALL FREE.
IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET TAKE A CHANCE. PHOTOGRAPHY PASSION AND RISK. PHOTOGRAPHERS ED GOLDSTEIN, MIKI NITADORI AND BRUNA STUDE SHARE THE GALLERY WITH CONCURRENT EXHIBITS THAT PURSUE A SINGLE IDEA AS A VEHICLE FOR COMMENTARY ON ISSUES CONCERNING NATURE, CULTURAL IDENTITY AND SOCIAL HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION. EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF TRADITIONAL FILM, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND TIME-BASED MEDIA, THESE ENGAGING BODIES OF WORK CAPTURE THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND ITS PASSAGE THROUGH TIME. YOU ONLY HAVE FOUR MORE WEEKS. PHOTOGRAPHY PASSION AND RISK IN THE SCHAEFER GALLERY OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER IS OPEN DAILY, AND DURING INTERMISSIONS OF SHOWS AT THE CASTLE THEATER. ADMISSION IS FREE.
NEXT FRIDAY IS JUNE 28, THAT MEANS FOURTH FRIDAY IN KIHEI. THE NEWEST LOCATION OF MAUI FRIDAY TOWN PARTIES, KIHEI HAS COME OUT SWINGING WITH A SPECTACULAR ARRAY OF ENTERTAINMENT, GREAT THINGS TO EAT, AND OF COURSE, THE BEST SHOPPING DEALS ON FOURTH FRIDAY. WHAT STARTED OUT AS A LIFELESS, DESERTED AND DRY TOWN ON THE SOUTHERN END OF THE ISLAND IS NOW ONE OF HAWAII’S BUSIEST, MOST VIBRANT BEACH TOWNS. FOR A PERFECT NIGHT ON THE TOWN, JOIN US IN KIHEI ON THE FOURTH FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH. IT’S A SURE THING YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF PEOPLE THERE YOU KNOW. FOR DETAILS ON THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JUNE EVENT, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS @ MAUITVNEWS.COM.
THE JAPANESE CULTURAL SOCIETY OF MAUI IS PLANNING A LUNCHEON AND SOCIAL IN HONOR OF MAUI’S NISEI VETERANS. IT’S SET FOR NEXT SATURDAY, JUNE 29, AT 10 AM AT THE NISEI VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER IN WAILUKU. THE FREE EVENT IS COSPONSORED BY JCSM AND MAUI SONS & DAUGHTERS OF NISEI VETERANS. IN ADDITION TO LUNCH AND SOCIALIZING, THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE FUN ACTIVITIES AND AN OPEN HOUSE & TOUR OF THE EDUCATION CENTER WHICH PROVIDES A VENUE FOR LECTURES, DISCUSSION GROUPS, DISPLAYS, AS WELL AS A WORK AREA WHERE LESSONS FOR CLASSROOMS, DISPLAYS FOR PUBLIC EVENTS AND COORDINATION COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES CAN TAKE PLACE WITH THE GOAL OF PERPETUATING THE LEGACY OF THE NISEI VETERAN. THE EVENT IS FREE BUT YOU CAN RESERVED SEATING. WE’VE GOT THE LINK ON OUR WEBSITE.
AND WHILE WERE ON THE TOPIC OF LIVING TREASURES, THERE’S A FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP COMING UP TO HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH AMONG YOUR STUFF QUALIFIES AS TREASURE OR TRASH.THIS FREE TWO-DAY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP-CALLED “PASSING FAMILY TREASURES TO YOUNGER GENERATIONS” PARTICIPANTS LEARN STEP-BY-STEP STRATEGIES FOR CLEARING OUT THE CLUTTER AND DISTRIBUTING THE IMPORTANT FAMILY TREASURES. IN RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY REQUESTS, THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES BOTH THE POPULAR “WHO GETS TUTU’S HANDMADE QUILT” AND INTERGENERATIONAL DECLUTTERING WORKSHOPS. THE WORKSHOP IS LOCATED AT THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING ON UH MAUI COLLEGE CAMPUS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 29 AND JULY 6 FROM 9 TO 11:30 AM. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, SO CONTACT THE UH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TODAY TO REGISTER. WE HAVE THAT LINK ON OUR WEBSITE@MAUITVNEWS.COM.
BRIAN REGAN HAS DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE PREMIER COMEDIANS IN THE COUNTRY. BRIAN’S NONSTOP THEATER TOUR HAS VISITED MORE THAN 80 CITIES EACH YEAR SINCE 2005 AND CONTINUES THROUGH 2013. IT IS THE QUALITY OF HIS MATERIAL, WHICH RELATES TO A WIDE AUDIENCE AND IS REVERED BY HIS PEERS THAT CONTINUES TO GROW BRIAN’S FAN BASE. USING THE PERFECT BALANCE OF SOPHISTICATED WRITING AND PHYSICALITY, REGAN CONSISTENTLY FILLS THEATERS NATIONWIDE WITH FERVENT FANS THAT SPAN GENERATIONS. THIS FUNNY GUY IS BEEN ON THE LETTERMAN SHOW 25 TIMES. HE’S TRAVELED ALL OVER THE US AND HAS VACATION ON MAUI THIS IS HIS FIRST STANDUP APPEARANCE HERE. AND THAT APPEARANCE IS NEXT SATURDAY, JUNE 29 AT 8 PM AND CASTLE THEATER. TICKET PRICES RANGE FROM 45 TO 50 TO 55-50. SPECIAL GUEST, KERMET APIO, FROM O’ AHU WILL OPEN THE SHOW.
COMMUNITY WORK DAY ACROSS MAUI HAS BEEN A SUCCESSFUL FIXTURE FOR YEARS AS NORMAL FOLKS TAKE THEIR PRECIOUS TIME OFF TO MALAMA MAUI NUI. SO IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT – AS THE ORGANIZATION EXPANDS – ITS NOW CALLED MALAMA MAUI NUI. AND THE KICK IT OFF IN STYLE THERE’S AN EVENT SET FOR JULY 6 AT THE RITZ-CARLTON KAPALUA CALLED FOR THE LOVE OF MAUI. LIVE JAZZ MUSIC, AN INCREDIBLE SILENT AUCTION, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND A NATIVE AN EDIBLE PLANT SALE. AWARD-WINNING JAZZ ARTIST FROM ACROSS THE NATION WILL PLAY THROUGH THE NIGHT FOR THE LOVE OF MAUI. THAT’S 5 UNTIL 10 P.M., JULY 6TH IN THE RITZ-CARLTON PAVILION AT THE RITZ-CARLTON KAPALUA. WE’LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT IT AS THE EVENT GETS CLOSER.
AND YOU MIGHT CONSIDER THAT A PRELUDE TO INCREDIBLE MUSIC COMING OF THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY, JULY 13. IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS ON THE PLANET. AT 7 TO 30 THAT EVENING-RIGHT AROUND SUNSET, AT KEAWALA’I CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 5300 Makena Rd., Makena, EBB & FLOW ARTS PRESENT DUO DIORAMA-MINGHUAN XU,VIOLIN, AND WINSTON CHOI, PIANO-PERFORMING A CONTEMPORARY ‘CLASSIC’ BY IGOR STRAVINSKY. THEY ALSO OFFER EXCITING HAWAII PREMIERES BY LIVING COMPOSERS. PRECONCERT DISCUSSION IS AT 6:30 PM.THE PROGRAM INCLUDES STRAVINSKY’S NEOCLASSICAL “DUO CONCERTANTE” FROM 1932 AND JOHN CORIGLIANO’S “SONATA” 1963. CORIGLIANO RECEIVED THE PULITZER PRIZE AS WELL AS AN OSCAR FOR THE SCORE OF THE FILM “RED VIOLIN.” ADMISSION IS FREE.
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HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department are searching for a missing fisherman whose kayak was found adrift near Kawaihae, Hawaii Thursday morning.
Coast Guard watchstanders in the Sector Honolulu command center were notified by the Hawaii County Fire Department of the situation at approximately 11 a.m. Thursday. A passing vessel noticed the unmanned green kayak floating approximately 300 yards off the Kawaihae Harbor entrance with fishing gear and a cooler still on board.
The missing man is described as being in his 60’s, 6 feet tall, 180 lbs wearing black shorts and a fishing shirt.
An MH-65 dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched to the scene and continues to search in coordination with Hawaii County Fire Department helicopters and boats. The Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake has been sent to assist with the search from Honolulu.
The Coast Guard is using Self Locating Datum Marker Buoys and the Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System to coordinate the maritime searches. SAROPS was designed to use environmental data to provide the most probable drift of a person in the water or a search object.
The Coast Guard is asking mariners in the area of the Kawaihae and the north west side of Hawaii Island to keep a sharp eye out for the man and to report any sightings to the Coast Guard over VHF marine radio channel 16 or to contact the Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.
For more information contact the 14th Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office at (808) 535-3230.
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