Honolulu – Earlier this week, the Governor informed the State Legislature of his intent to veto nine bills passed during the 2013 legislative session. Speculation has been that some of those bills may set in a motion steps to override one or more vetoes by the Legislature.
Today, after reviewing the bills and discussions with members of the Legislature, House Speaker Joseph M. Souki and Senate President Donna Mercado Kim announced that it does not appear at this time that any of the Governor’s intended vetoes rise to the level of an override by the Legislature in a Special Session. The Legislature intends to further review the Governor’s rationale for vetoing the bills and will look into addressing his concerns in the coming session.
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s office released his statement today on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), stating that Abedrcrombie strongly supports the decision by the United States Supreme Court to strike down DOMA in United States v. Windsor, which will now afford full federal rights to all couples married in states that allow same sex marriage.
Governor Abercrombie stated:
“In Hawaii, we believe in fairness, justice and human equality, and that everyone is entitled to the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else, including the ability to get married. So I am pleased that the Supreme Court, in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, did not overturn the federal district court’s ruling striking down Proposition 8 – which attempted to bar same sex marriage in California – thereby effectively allowing same sex couples in California to be married.
“Although the Supreme Court did not directly require that same sex couples in other states be allowed to marry, I am encouraged by the fact that language in the Windsor ruling supports my position in the Hawaii lawsuit, which is currently pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In that lawsuit, I argue the Constitution’s equal protection clause requires same sex marriage in all states, including Hawaii.
“I believe my position to support a constitutional right to same sex marriage in Hawaii and elsewhere was given a substantial boost by today’s Supreme Court rulings. I will continue to work to assure justice and equality for all.”
Meanwhile, House Speaker Joseph M. Souki today issued the following comment on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples, stating “We will be having full discussions with the members of the majority caucus on the ruling and its ramifications. I expect we will come to some decision as a caucus as to how we want to proceed.”
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed seven bills related to agriculture, a central component of the state’s economic and environmental sustainability.
“Part of Hawaii’s history and way of life, our agriculture industry keeps money in the local economy and supports thriving rural communities,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “These bills are important to combat harmful pests and invasive species, promote urban gardening, and expand the agriculture industry through programs that support farmers while educating and encouraging youth in pursuing agricultural careers.”
HB353 (Relating to Agriculture) appropriates $550,000 over the fiscal biennium to combat the coffee berry borer, a small beetle harmful to coffee crops worldwide that has infested coffee crops in the Kona and South Kona regions.
HB1263 (Relating to Irrigation) appropriates $75,000 for the East Kauai Irrigation System and $45,000 for the Peekauai Ditch Irrigation System (also known as the Menehune Ditch).
SB593 (Relating to Agriculture) expands livestock feed subsidies to include milking goats, goats raised for meat, sheep, lambs, fish, and crustaceans; and appropriates $1.5 million to the state Department of Agriculture for livestock feed subsidies and the Livestock Revitalization Program.
SB993 (Relating to Agricultural Loans) expands the state’s Agricultural Loan Program by adding farm innovation loan programs and expanding the definition of a new farmer.
HB560 (Relating to Affordable Housing Urban Gardening) authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) and the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) to develop programs that provide incentives for the development of housing projects that incorporate urban gardening programs.
SB586 (Relating to Agricultural Building Permits) provides certain building code and permit exemptions for nonresidential buildings and structures, including indigenous Hawaiian hale, on commercial farms and ranches located outside the urban district.
SB757 (Relating to Agriculture) appropriates $75,000 to the state Department of Education for the Future Farmers of America to educate and support youth in agricultural careers.
Hawai’i Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz released the following statements celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Hirono said, “This is a historic day for civil rights and marriage equality. I am heartened by the Supreme Court’s decision affirming equal protection for married gay couples under the 5th Amendment.
“The marriage equality movement has come a long way, both in Hawaii and across the country. In 1998, I was part of a small group of Hawaii leaders who spoke out against an amendment to the Hawaii constitution that enabled legislation banning same-sex marriage.
“There are still many instances in our society where discrimination occurs – from our immigration system to workplaces across the country to states that still ban gay marriage. I will continue to join efforts to end these injustices and fight for equal treatment of all people under the law.”
Senator Brian Schatz praised the Supreme Court decision on DOMA, stating, “The Supreme Court deeming the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional is a victory for all Americans. Today’s decision means that LGBT individuals across the country are given the same rights under federal law as every married couple, and equal treatment under the law. Because of this decision, the federal government can no longer tell men and women who they can or cannot marry, and same-sex married couples can now enjoy the same federal benefits as the rest of us.
I have always believed in marriage equality, and will continue to do everything in my power to help our LGBT friends and loved ones achieve equality.”
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today enacted six bills relating to issues that range from regulation of Professional Employer Organizations to the Hawaii State Fire Code. The Governor released the following statements regarding these measures passed by the 2013 Hawaii State Legislature.
Regarding HB144 (Relating to Professional Employer Organizations):
“A result of collaboration involving the industry, state legislators, and this administration, HB144 represents consensus on regulating Professional Employer Organizations, or PEOs, moving forward.”
Regarding SB1077 (Relating to the Owner-Building Exemption):
“SB1077 clarifies the owner-building exemption to ensure that it is used in accordance with its intended purpose. Many owners have been learning too late the risks and responsibilities they are assuming after being advised to obtain an owner-builder permit in order to hire or contract with an unlicensed person. This bill addresses this loophole used by those who have been trying to skirt the law.”
Regarding HB668 (Relating to Health) and SB642 (Relating to Health):
“HB668 rightly frames marijuana as a health issue, and SB642 acknowledges that it is the role of competent physicians and medical personnel to decide the best course of action with regard to the use of any measure to relieve pain or advance healing.”
Regarding SB682 (Relating to Fire Protection):
“The existing fire statute hasn’t been touched in over 30 years. Since then, building occupancies and classifications have changed. This bill further empowers county fire chiefs to enforce the fire code in their counties, which improves safety throughout our state.”
Regarding SB680 (Relating to Homeland Security):
“Long-overdue, this bill modernizes state statutes regarding Civil Defense and homeland security in light of federal changes. It aligns state and federal best practices.”
Since it may take a few days for the state Legislature to post new acts on its “Acts” Webpage, the Office of the Governor provides a list of most recently signed bills as a courtesy at governor.hawaii.gov (click on “Recently Signed Bills”). Bills are removed from this page once they are posted on the Legislature site.
Watch Maui TV News for June 14, 2013 Coverage of Maui’s Top Stories:
J: GOOD LUCK FINDING A PATCH OF GRASS TO PUT DOWN YOUR BEACH CHAIR. THEY WERE SCARCE ON OPENING NIGHT OF THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ALSO IT WAS TOUGH TO FIND A DRY EYE IN THE PLACE AFTER A TRIBUTE THAT SOME ARE CALLING THE MOST POWERFUL IN MAUI FILM FESTIVAL HISTORY. AND THE MOVIE THAT FOLLOWED WAS JUST AS POWERFUL. AND SPEAKING OF BEAUTY, WE HAVE YOUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT ONE OF MOST INCREDIBLE SPECTACLES IN NATURE CAPTURED HERE ON MAUI BY A VISITOR.
(ON CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS. PLUS, IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT PLAN, WE CAN EXPECT A VISIT BY HOKULE’A EARLY NEXT WEEK. BUT WE DON’T EXPECT MUCH RAIN – WE HAVE THE TOTALS FOR A VERY DRY MAY.
IN SPORTS, AFTER A GREAT START, NA KOA IKA MAUI FINALLY PROVED THEIR HUMAN AS THE STARS FROM HILO SNAPPED NA KOA’S SEVEN-GAME WINNING STREAK. IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES BROWN TAKES A LOOK AT THE 2013 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL, THE MOVIES AHEAD AND THE STARS AND THEIR TRIBUTES. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL IS ALMOST DONE, PAGEANTRY ON HORSEBACK IN LAHAINA, DON’T FORGET DAD THIS SUNDAY, AND NEXT SUNDAY, LOOSEN THE KEY FOR FREE AT THE MACC. ALL THAT AND MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
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J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS – MAUI’S EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY TELEVISION NEWSCAST – IN HIGH DEFINITION ONLINE AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I’M JEFF KING.
J: IF YOU ARE AMONG THE 3000, PLUS, WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE OPENING OF THE 2013 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL, THEN YOU KNOW IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST MOVING OPENING NIGHTS SINCE IT BEGAN THE FESTIVAL 13 YEARS AGO. IF YOU MISSED IT – BOY DID YOU MISS IT. IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE INSPIRING, MORE COLORFUL, MORE HAWAIIAN OR MORE LOCAL.
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(ON CAM) COMING UP A LITTLE LATER IN PAUL JAMES BROWN’S CURTAIN CALL REPORT, YOU BE AMAZED AT THE RUNDOWN OF THE STARS WHO COME TO THE FESTIVAL TO RECEIVE WELL-DESERVED HONORS OVER THE PAST 13 YEARS. THIS YEAR ONE OF THE HONOREES COULDN’T MAKE IT. ON A SAD NOTE IT WAS REPORTED LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THAT A DEATH IN THE FAMILY PREVENTED ACTRESS KIERSTEN DUNST FROM ATTENDING THE 2013 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL TO ACCEPT HER PATHFINDER AWARD-WHICH HONORS AN ACTOR, WHOSE ECLECTIC CHOICES AND CHARISMATIC PERFORMANCES ENCOURAGE US ALL TO EXPAND OUR DEFINITION OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN.
J: ONE FILM THAT HASN’T PLAYED AT THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL, BUT HAS PLAYED TO AUDIENCES ACROSS THE NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD – ONE THAT WAS CONCEIVED AND WRITTEN RIGHT HERE ON MAUI HOPES TO GET SOME AWARD-WINNING NEWS THIS WEEKEND.
(VO) WHEN THE MOUNTAIN CALLS: NEPAL-TIBET-BHUTAN EXPLORES DIRECTOR-PRODUCER TOM VENDETTI’S PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND REFLECTIONS FROM OVER 30 YEARS OF TRAVELING THROUGH THE HIMALAYAS-A JOURNEY DISCOVERING THE MEANING AND SOURCES OF HAPPINESS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES, AND THE CHANGES OVER THE DECADES TO THE PEOPLE, LAND, CLIMATE AND CULTURE. FEATURED IN THE FILM ARE APPEARANCES BY THE DALAI LAMA, LAMA TENZIN, PAUL HORN, TENZING NORGAY, SIR EDMUND HILLARY, THE PRIME MINISTER OF BHUTAN, DORJEE SHERPA AND GREEN PEACE CHINA. THE FILM WAS PRODUCED BY MAUI’S OWN BOB STONE, AND THE FILM SCRIPT WRITTEN BY MAUI NEWS VETERAN RICK CHATEVEVER.
(ON CAM) THE FILM HAS BEEN AIRING NATIONWIDE ON PBS. THIS SATURDAY NIGHT THE MAUI CREW WILL LEARN WHETHER THEY’VE WON AN EMMY FOR THEIR MASTERPIECE. IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE WELL-DESERVED.
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J: SINCE THE FIRST VOYAGE OF HOKULE’A – THE ONE BEFORE THE ILL-FATED JOURNEY TOWARD TAHITI WHEN THE WORLD LOST EDDIE AIKAU – THE TWIN MASTED OPEN OCEAN SAILING CANOE HAS TRAVELED MORE THAN 150,000 MILES INCLUDING DOZENS OF SUCCESSFUL TRIPS TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC AND AS FAR NORTH AS ALASKA – ALL THE WHILE USING ONLY THE ANCIENT POLYNESIAN NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES OF FOLLOWING THE STARS THE WIND AND THE SWELLS. JUST BEING AROUND THAT CANOE IS A CHICKEN SKIN EXPERIENCE. AND IT LOOKS LIKE ONE THAT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE IN JUST A FEW DAYS.
(VO) DURING OUR INTERVIEW WITH NAINOA THOMPSON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL, HE GAVE US AN UPDATE ON THE WHEN AND WHERE OF THE ROUND THE WORLD SAILING PLAN OF HOKULE’A, AND FAIRWINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS PERMITTING, HOKULE’A WILL BE ON MAUI EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE PLAN INCLUDES STOPS AT KAHULUI HARBOR, LAHAINA AND MA’ALAEA AS WELL AS KAHO’OLAWE BEFORE THE VESSEL HEADS ON ONTO THE OPEN SEAS ON A 36 MONTH VOYAGE NAVIGATING SOME OF THE MOST TREACHEROUS WATERS IN THE WORLD USING ONLY HAWAIIAN TECHNIQUE AND POLYNESIAN SKILLS. FOR UPDATES GO TO MAUI TV NEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK STORIES, AND BE SURE TO KEEP AN EYE ON BREAKING NEWS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM WHERE WE WILL UPDATE WHERE HOKULE’A IS PLANNED TO BE, INCLUDING TIMES AND LOCATIONS.
(ON-CAM) HOKULE’ A AND HER SISTER SHIP THE SAILING CANOE HIKIA-NA-LIA ARE HEADING AROUND THE GLOBE TO SHOW THE GLOBE THAT ANCIENT POLYNESIAN NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES WORK AND THAT THE FIRST HUMAN SETTLERS IN HAWAII DIDN’T JUST LAND HERE BY ACCIDENT.
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J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, DURING A WEEK WHEN WE’RE DISCUSSING VISUAL MASTERPIECES, WE’VE BEEN GIVEN THE BLESSING BY THE PRODUCER AND CREATOR TO SHOW YOU ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR VIEWS ON THE PLANET: SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA. IT’S VIDEO YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS – AND IT’S UP NEXT. WHAT IS MISSING? RAIN. WE’VE GOT A RECAP OF HOW MUCH DID AND DIDN’T RAIN LAST MONTH ACROSS MAUI COUNTY. AND IN 75 YEARS BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL HAS PRODUCED SOME PRETTY AMAZING PEOPLE. WITH THEIR 75TH ANNIVERSARY COMING UP THIS FALL THEY’RE LOOKING TO ESTABLISH A BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME. WE’LL HAVE THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
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J: THE DEMIGOD MAUI PULLED THESE ISLANDS OUT OF THE SEA AND – FROM THE HOUSE OF THE SUN – FORCED THE FIERY ORB TO PAUSE JUST A LITTLE LONGER ACROSS THESE MAGICAL ISLANDS SO THAT FARMERS AND FISHERMEN WOULD HAVE MORE TIME TO CULTIVATE TARO AND HARVEST FOOD FOR THEIR FAMILIES FROM THE SEA. THAT MAY BE THE STUFF OF LEGENDS BUT THE VERY REAL FACT IS THAT SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA REMAINS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST TREASURES. ALTHOUGH HE DIDN’T SET OUT TO DO IT AS A FEATURE FILM, A VISITOR FROM CALIFORNIA – DAN DOUGLAS – SET UP HIGH DEFINITION, TIME LAPSE, TRACKING CAMERAS TO CAPTURE ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING VIEWS ON THE PLANET, SET IT TO MUSIC AND SHARE WITH THE WORLD. HERE THEN, IN ITS ENTIRETY HALEAKALA THE HOUSE OF THE SUN.
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(ON CAM TAG) PRETTY AMAZING HUH? DAN HAS SHARED HIS BEAUTIFUL PROJECT AND EXPLAINS HOW HE DID IT ON THE VIDEO WEBSITE VIDEO AND YOU CAN WATCH IT THERE ANY TIME. FOR THE DIRECT LINK, JUST GO TO MAUI TV NEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK STORIES.
J: BUT IF YOU’RE PLANNING THE REST OF THE SUMMIT, YOU ONE OF THIS. THE HALEMAU `U TRAILHEAD PARKING LOT, LOCATED AT 7990′ ELEVATION IN THE SUMMIT DISTRICT OF HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, WILL BE COMPLETELY CLOSED TO VEHICLES FROM THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 18 THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 25 FOR ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS. VISITORS MUST REMOVE THEIR VEHICLES FROM THE HALEMA`U PARKING LOT BEFORE THIS TUESDAY. LELE IWI OVERLOOK WILL REOPEN FOR PARKING BY THE END OF THE DAY THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 18. DURING THE HALEMAU `U PARKING LOT CLOSURE, HIKERS, CABIN USERS, AND CAMPERS CAN BE DROPPED OFF OR PICKED UP AT THE HIKER PULLOUT NEAR HALEMAU `U. THERE IS AN EXISTING TRAIL FROM THIS PULLOUT TO THE HALEMAU `U PARKING LOT. A DESIGNATED WALKWAY WILL LEAD HIKERS THROUGH THE CLOSED PARKING LOT TO THE HALEMAU `U TRAIL HEAD. ALTERNATIVELY, BACK COUNTRY VISITORS CAN PARK AT THE SUPPLY TRAIL TRAILHEAD NEAR HOSMER’S GROVE, AT 7000′ ELEVATION. THE SUPPLY TRAIL IS A 2.2 MILE LONG TRAIL THAT CONNECTS TO THE HALEMAU `U TRAIL. ANOTHER OPTION IS TO PARK AT THE HALEAKALA VISITOR CENTER, AT 9740 FEET, AND USE THE SLIDING SANDS TRAIL TO ACCESS THE CRATER. ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENT WORK IN THE SUMMIT AREA OF HALEAKALA IS SCHEDULED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2013. VISITORS AND RESIDENTS SHOULD EXPECT CONTINUED HEAVY CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC ON HALEAKALA HIGHWAY AND CRATER ROAD. FOR THE LATEST UPDATES PLEASE CHECK THEIR WEBSITE. WE’VE GOT THE LINK ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO MAUI TV NEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK STORIES.
J: A WEATHER PATTERN WHICH LOOKED MORE LIKE CONDITIONS FOUND DURING THE HEART OF THE WET SEASON PRODUCED A BELOW AVERAGE NUMBER OF TRADE WIND DAYS FOR MAY AND ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL TOTALS FOR MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS THE STATE. JUST OVER HALF OF THE DAYS IN THE MONTH INVOLVED TRADE WINDS WHEREAS AN AVERAGE FREQUENCY WOULD BE JUST OVER 75 PERCENT.
AFTER A VERY DRY APRIL, MOST OF THE MAUI COUNTY GAGES RECORDED ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.
(FF CG VO) THE USGS’ PUU KUKUI GAGE HAD THE HIGHEST MONTHLY TOTAL OF 20.93 INCHES (75% OF AVERAGE) AND THE HIGHEST DAILY TOTAL OF 4.96 INCHES ON MAY 12. HANA AIRPORT’S 13.36 INCHES (239% OF AVERAGE) MARKED THIS SITE’S WETTEST MAY SINCE 1993 AND ONLY THE FIFTH TIME SINCE 1951 WHERE THIS SITE’S MAY TOTAL EXCEEDED 10 INCHES. KAHAKULOA (8.46 INCHES, 224% OF AVERAGE) HAD ITS WETTEST MAY ON RECORD, AND WAILUKU AND KULA BRANCH STATION HAD THEIR WETTEST MAY SINCE 1992 AND 2004, RESPECTIVELY. INTERESTINGLY, ULUPALAKUA RANCH FINISHED THE FIRST MONTH OF THE 2013 DRY SEASON WITH 3.07 INCHES (166% OF AVERAGE) WHICH IS JUST OVER THREE FOURTHS OF THE TOTAL RECORDED AT THIS SITE DURING THE ENTIRE WET SEASON FROM OCTOBER 2012 THROUGH APRIL 2013.
THE WET CONDITIONS IN MAY BROUGHT A FEW SITE TOTALS BACK INTO THE NEAR AVERAGE RANGE FOR 2013 THROUGH THE END OF MAY THOUGH MOST REMAIN FIRMLY BELOW AVERAGE BUT THE RAIN GAGES THAT KIHEI AND LAHAINALUNA FOLLOWING INTO THE CATEGORY OF BONE DRY.
(ON CAM) WEATHER FORECASTERS SAY WERE FALLING BACK INTO THE TRADITIONAL TRADE WIND PATTERN – TYPICALLY BEAUTIFUL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ACROSS MAUI AND THE ENTIRE ALOHA STATE.
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J: THIS COMING OCTOBER MAUI’S BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL WILL CELEBRATE ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRODUCING AMAZING PEOPLE, MEMORIES AND EVENTS – ALL THAT HELPED MAKE MAUI A BETTER PLACE. ACCORDINGLY THEY ARE SEEKING NOMINATIONS OF WORTHY CANDIDATES FOR THE BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME. FOUR INDIVIDUALS REPRESENTING ALUMNI, PAST OR PRESENT FACULTY, PAST OR PRESENT STAFF AND THE COMMUNITY WILL BE SELECTED AND RECOGNIZED DURING THE SCHOOL’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION THIS FALL.
(FF CG VO) IF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO YOU THINK SHOULD BE IN THE INAUGURAL CLASS OF THE BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME, HERE’S WHAT YOU DO. GO TO THEIR WEBSITE, WWW.HPBALDWINMAUI75.COM , TO DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM. YOU’D ALSO PICK UP NOMINATION FORMS AT THE BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE. COMPLETED FORMS MAY BE SUBMITTED VIA E-MAIL TO BHSHOF@GMAIL.COM OR MAILED TO BHS HALL OF FAME, 490 Kilika Pl., Wailuku, HI 96793. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JULY 15.
(On CAM) IN COULDN’T IN CASE YOU COULD WRITE ALL THAT DOWN FAST ENOUGH, NOT TO WORRY, WE HAVE DETAILS ON WEBSITE. GO TO MAUI TV NEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK’S STORIES.
J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS-THIS JUST IN, MAUI’S SEMIPRO BASEBALL TEAM IS MORTAL AFTER ALL. AFTER A SEVEN-GAME WIN STREAK NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI FELL TO THE HILO STARS THIS WEEK BUT THEY’RE BACK UP AND AT IT THIS WEEKEND. IN CURTAIN CALL PAUL JANES BROWN HAS SOME OF THE FASCINATING BACK STORY OF THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL INCLUDING A A BRIEF LOOK AT THE LONG LIST OF HONORED CELEBRITIES AND THIS YEAR’S NOTABLES AS WELL. AND IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL IS HERE – BUT HURRY IT -IT ENDS SUNDAY. AND DON’T FORGET DAD. SUNDAY IS HIS STAY. AND NEXT SUNDAY IS A DAY FOR FREE PURE HAWAIIAN MUSIC. DETAILS AHEAD WHEN MAUI TV NEWS COMES BACK.
J: CHECKING SPORTS, PLAY BALL! THE 2013 CAMPAIGN FOR MAUI’S OWN SEMI-PRO BASEBALL TEAM, NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI IS OFF TO A GOOD START. AFTER A SEVEN GAME WINNING STREAK, MAUI’S WARRIORS FELL TO THE STARS FROM HILO. THOSE SAME TWO TEAMS WILL GO AT IT AGAIN AS THEIR CROSS-STATE SERIES AT IRON MAEHARA STADIUM THIS WEEKEND.
J: THE 2013 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL OPENED THIS WEEK – AND YET IT’S ALMOST OVER. PAUL JANES-BROWN HAS THIS PREVIEW OF WHAT’S IN STORE FOR THE 20-13 EVENT FOR CURTAIN CALL.
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.
THE 2013 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL AND CELESTIAL CINEMA IN WAILEA BEGAN IN TOTAL CHICKEN SKIN STYLE…HARD TO BELIEVE IT’S ALMOST OVER. THE FESTIVAL RUNS THROUGH THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH UNDER THE STARS, AS WELL AS AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. EVERY YEAR THE EVENT GETS EVEN MORE POPULAR – AND THE STARS SEEM TO SHINE EVEN BRIGHTER! HONOREES THIS YEAR INCLUDE BREE LARSON, KIRSTEN DUNST AND JESSICA CHASTAIN. AND A SPECIAL HONOR THIS YEAR TO MAUI NATIVE THE LATE EDDIE AIKAU AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY – GETTING SET TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD – NAINOA THOMPSON. AS ALWAYS, THE FILM LINEUP IS INCREDIBLE AND WILL UNDOUTEDLY INCLUDE FUTURE ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS. THEN THERE’S THE FOOD. AND, OH YEAH, ALL SET AGAINST THE MOST BREATH-TAKING BACKDROP IN THE WORLD. FOR A LIST OF FILMS, SHOWTIMES, EVENTS AND PRICING, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM.
ASIDE FROM MOVIES, TASTE TREATS AND OF COURSE SHOPPING – THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING FUN TO DO AT QUEEN KAAHUMANU CENTER. AROUND CENTER STAGE THEY HOST THE FARMERS MARKET EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM. AND THIS SATURDAY THERE’S AN EVENT AT CENTER STAGE YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. SATURDAY FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM IT’S A CELEBRATION OF FATHERS FEATURING MUSIC AND INTERACTIVE INFORMATION BOOTHS – SOMETHING BOTH YOU AND YOUR DAD LIKELY NEED. THEN FROM 4-30 UNTIL SIX ITS THE JUMPSTART MAUI LAUNCH EVENT. A FREE CONCERT BY WILLIE K, THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE JUMPSTART MAUI ART CONTEST WINNERS, AND REMARKS FROM MAUI COUNTY MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA AND ENERGY EXPERTS FROM MAUI AND JAPAN WILL EXPLAIN THE JUMPSTART PROJECT. PLUS SCORE A FREE JUMP SMART MAUI SUN SHADE FOR YOUR VEHICLE (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST).
MEANWHILE IN LAHAINA THIS SATURDAY, ITS COLOR, PAGEANTRY, HISTORY, CULTURE AND TRADITION AT THEIR FINEST. THE 2013 NA KAMEHAMEHA COMMEMORATIVE PA’U PARADE & HO’OLAULE’A WILL TAKE OVER MOST OF LAHAINA TOWN. THIS YEAR’S THEME IS “NA POUHANA”-HONORING RETIRED US SEN. DANIEL AKAKA AND THE LATE SEN. DANIEL INOUYE. IT ALL STARTS THIS SATURDAY AT 9:45 AM ON FRONT STREET. FOLLOWING THE PARADE IS A HO’OLAULE’A AT KAMEHAMEHA IKI PARK. THE HO’OLAULE’A CONSISTS OF A PA’U AWARDS PRESENTATION, FOOD BOOTHS, MAUI MADE CRAFTERS AND ENTERTAINMENT. THE FESTIVITIES ARE SCHEDULED TO LAST ALL DAY.
HAU’OLI LA MAKUAKANE. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY. THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 16 IS THE DATE SET ASIDE TIME TO SPEND WITH YOUR DAD WHETHER IN PERSON OR IN SPIRIT. YOU KNOW YOU COULDN’T BE HERE WITHOUT HIM TO TAKE THE TIME TO SAY MAHALO NUI LOA MAKUAKANE.
WITH TWO ON THE BOOKS, THE WEST MAUI’S SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR CATS SPONSORED BY THE SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ARE GETTING READY TO HOLD TWO MORE. SPCA MAUI WILL BE PARTNERING WITH VETERINARIAN DR. SUSAN BAILLIE AND WEST MAUI PET SUPPLY FOR THESE LAHAINA CLINICS, THE FIRST TWO IN A NEW ONGOING SERIES TARGETING BOTH OWNED, COMMUNITY AND FERAL CATS. CLIENTS ARE ASKED TO “PAY WHAT THEY CAN” SAYS CLINIC COORDINATOR AND SPCA MAUI PRES. SUE LISCOMBE. “SPACE IS LIMITED SO CALL AND BOOK A SPACE TODAY.” “HUMANE TRAPS ARE AVAILABLE TO LEND FREE OF CHARGE TOO. GO TO MAUI TV NEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS TO FIX FLUFFY SOON.
AMONG SOME OF THE LESSER-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT EDDIE AIKAU WAS THAT HE WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED SLACK KEY GUITARIST. 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 KEHO ALU SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL IS COMING UP NEXT SUNDAY 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.
THE JAPANESE CULTURAL SOCIETY OF MAUI IS PLANNING A LUNCHEON AND SOCIAL IN HONOR OF MAUI’S NISEI VETERANS. IT’S SET FOR 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.
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