WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the nomination of Admiral Harry Harris to the post of Commander of the United States Pacific Command.
“Admiral Harris’ distinguished career of service to our country and strong leadership displayed in his current role as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet demonstrates that he will excel in his new role as Pacific Commander. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and with the headquarters for U.S. Pacific Fleet Command located in Hawaii, I’ve had the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with Admiral Harris.
“His understanding of the importance of our nation’s strategic rebalance to the Pacific will be vital in his new role,” said Hirono. “I look forward to continuing to work with Admiral Harris in his new capacity upon confirmation.”
Harris is the highest-ranking Asian-American in the history of the United States Navy and the first to attain the rank of 4-star Admiral. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Harris has served as Commander for the U.S. Pacific Fleet since October 2013.
Harris would take over Pacific Command at a critical time, as the U.S. executes its pivot to the Pacific and as China gains more assertiveness in disputes with neighboring nations in Asia.
Watch Maui TV News for September 12, 2014, Coverage of Maui’s Top Stories.
J: WHAT’S IN A NAME? WELL, IF YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF IN FAVOR OF OF THE T-E-A PARTY, OR G-M-O, YOU COULD GET QUICKLY CATEGORIZED…BUT IS THAT FAIR? AND – TALKIN’ TRASH. AFTER LAST WEEK’S INTERVIEW WITH MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIR GLADYS BAISA – THIS WEEK THE MAYOR GIVES IN AND TRASH SHALL GO WHERE TRASH SHOULD GO ONCE AGAIN.
(ON CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS…PLUS – THIS WEEK MARKS THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY THAT CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER. WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW SOME OF MAUI COUNTY’S FINEST HONORED THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN. IN SPORTS – THE MAUI HIGH SABERS ARE ON FIRE – SNAPPING A 14 YEAR LOSING STREAK AGAINST CROSS-TYOWN RIVALS,M THE BALDWIN BEARS. UP NEXT – THE LUNAS THIS SATURDAY. IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES -BROWN LOOKS AHEAD AT SOME OF THE MIND-BOGGLING AND MIND-EXPANDING ENTERTAINMENT SET FOR THE TED-X MAUI EVENT THIS MONTH. IN CURTAIN CALL, KU MAI KA HULA AND MOM-O-RAMA – PLUS – GETTING READY FOR THE FAIR, AND STAPLES? YEAH WE GOT THAT…ALL THAT AND MORE – THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: TRASH, SUPER-PLANTS AND TEA…IT’S ALL IN THE WAY THAT YOU SAY IT…AND SEE IT. WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS – MAUI’S EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST – DEVOTING COVERAGE TO STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY – AND WE’RE IN HIGH DEFINITION. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. I’M JEFF KING.
J: ECLECTIC. THAT MAY BE THE KINDEST WORD YOU COULD USE TO DESCRIBE THE OVERALL MINDSET OF A BUNCH OF CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR A MYRIAD OF PUBLIC OFFICES – FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF POLITICAL PARTIES…AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE OR HATE THEM.
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(ON-CAM-TAG) DON’T LOOK FOR A BIG REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FORUM ON MAUI BETWEEN NOW AND THE GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER FOURTH. AND WHIOE THERE HASN’T BEEN A BIG REPUBLICAN PRESENCE ON MAUI -= THIS WEEKEND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ARE OPENING UP SHOP.
(VO) DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, OAHU SENATOR DAVID IGE AND FOR LT GOVERNOR SHAN TSUTSUI WILL OPEN THEIR MAUI HEADQUARTERS IN THE KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER ON KA’AHUMANU AVENUE – BEHIND THE FORMER AH FOOKS LOCATION.
(ON-CAM) FESTIVITIES, SPEECHES AND A CHANCE TO TALK STORY WITH IGE AND TSUTSUI WILL HAPPEN THIS SATURDAY FROM 11 A.M. UNTIL 1 P.M.
J: LAST WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE GOT THE CHANCE TO TALK STORY WITH MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIR GLADYS BAISA. MORE SPECIFICALLY, WE WERE TALKIN TRASH. THIS WEEK THE TRASH TALKIN’ GOT A LITTLE BIT PERSONAL.
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(ON-CAM) WHILE THE ATMOSPHERE MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT CHARGED FOR A WHILE…ESPECIALLY WHEN SPECIAL TALKS MIGHT HAVE TOI BEGIN AFTRER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR…REGULAR TRASH PICK-UPS AND HOLIDAY LANDFILL SCHEDULES WILL RETURN TO NORMAL EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THIS YEAR MARKED T5HE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF THAT VERY DARK SEQUENCE OF EVENTS ON A SUNNY DAY WE’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER SIMPLY AS 9-11. AND, IF YOU THINK THE TRASH-TALKIN GETS A LITTLE CONFUSING – TRY TO DECIPHER THE COMPLAINT THAT SUPPORTS THE T-R-O TO BANS THE PROPOSED BAN ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ON MAUI. WE’LL TRY TO HELP. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NBEWS CONTINUES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE AND WHAT YOU WERE DOING ON THAT TUESDAY MORNING 13 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK? OPENING UP MY NETWORK BROWSER – THE PICTURE AND HEADLINE SAYING THE TWIN TOWERS OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER HAD BEEN BOMBED WAS UNBELIEVABLE. SO MUCH SO I THOUGHT MY COMPUTER MEMORY WAS STUCK ON CACHE FROM A HORRIBLE APRIL FOOLS DAY. SADLY – AS WE ALL KNOW – IT WAS TOO REAL…AND THAT HORRIBLE DAY HAD JUST BEGUN.
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(ON-CAM TAG) WHILE OUR PRESIDENT STRUGGLES TO COME UP WITH A STRATEGY FOR THE LATEST WORLD TERROR THREAT – THIS TIME FROM ISIS – THANK GOD NONE OF THE RUMORED MAJOR ATTCKS TOOK PLACE ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF NINE-ELEVEN.
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J: IF YOU WETRN’T CONFUSED ENOUGH ABOUT THE WHOLE DEBATE OVER THE USE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS IN FOOD AND FOOD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT – THEN YOU’RE PROBABLY COMPLETELY LOST ON THE LATEST CHAPTER IN THE FIGHT TO STOP THE FIGHT TO STOP THE USE OF G-M-O…MAYBE.
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(ON-CAM TAG) WHILE THE T-R-O TO STOP THE GMO IS ONLY TEMPORARY…SO WAS THE PROPOSED GMO BAN. BOTH SIDES HAVE UNTIL THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH TO PREPARE THEIR NEXT BATTLE STRATEGY. STAY TUNED.
J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, YOU MAY CALL THE 20-14 MAUI HIGH SABERS A CINDERELLA TEAM, BUT WITH THE WAY THEY’RE PLAYING…I DARE YOU TO CALL THEM THAT IN PERSON. THE FOOTBALL SABERS ARE ON FIRE – WITH THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE STILL AHEAD. IN CURTAIN CALL, IT’S P-J-B AND TED-X. PAUL JANES-BROWN PREVIEWS SOME OF THE REMARKABLY ENTERTAINING THJINGS PLANNED FOR THE TED-X-MAUI 2014 EVENT THIS MONTH AT THE MACC. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, MOM-O-RAMA, STAPLES AND LOTS MORE. THAT’S ALL AHEAD WHEN MAUI TV NEWS COMES BACK.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. CHECKING SPORTS. THIS WEEK THE UNDEFEATED MAUI HIGH SABERS TAKE THEIR GAME UP A NOTCH. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THEY’LL HAVE TO DO. LAST WEEK A POWERFUL LAHAINALUNA SQUAD DECLAWED PERENNIAL CHAMPIONS THE BALDWIN BEARS 42-7. THAT WIN CAME A WEEK AFTER THE SABERS SNAPPED A 14-YEAR LOSING STREAK WHEN THEY BEAT THE BALDWIN BEARS 20 TO 17. THE SABERS HAVE SINCE IMPROVED TO THREE AND 0 WITH THEIR WIN OVER KING KEKAULIKE LAST WEEK. THIS WEEK – THE MEGA-MATCH PITS THE BEST OF THE TWO M-I-L DIVISIONS WHEN THE SABERS HOST THE LUNAS FOR A 7 P.M. KICKOFF THIS SATURDAY AND WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.
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J: THE THIRD TEDX MAUI IS COMING ON SEPTEMBER 28, TED STANDS FOR TECHNOLOGY, ENTERTAINMENT AND DESIGN, PAUL JANES-BROWN KNOWS ENTERTAINMENT SO HE IS TAKING A LOOK AT THAT PART OF TEDX MAUI FOR THIS EDITION OF CURTAIN CALL.
PJB: THE LIST OF TEDX MAUI ENTERTAINERS IS AS DIVERSE AS OUR ISLAND PARADISE. THEY INCLUDE ADAPTATIONS DANCE THEATER, MAUI’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY, INCIDENTALLY, IN THE INTEREST OF FULL DISCLOSURE, I AM A BOARD MEMBER OF ADT, I WANTED TO REVEAL THE RELATIONSHIP, PRIOR TO MY PREVIEW OF THEIR WORK, ROBERT CAZIMERO, LEGENDARY AWARD WINNING MULTI TALENTED MUSICAL AND DANCE ARTIST, DAEDELUS, BILLED AS THE MAD SCIENTIST OF MUSIC, TAIMANE GARDNER; UKULELE VIRTUOSO, AND ROSY KULHAVY-SUTHERLAND, KING K STUDENT HUMORIST.
ADAPTATIONS WILL BE PRESENTING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF A PIECE CHOREOGRAPHED BY AMELIA NELSON AND HALLIE HUNT ARMATO WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY TOBY COUTURE ENTITILED HEARKEN. THE THING THAT IS MOST UNIQUE ABOUT THIS WAS THE PROCESS. THE MOVEMENT CAME BEFORE THE MUSIC.
COUTURE APPROACHED THE PROJECT LIKE SCORING FOR A MOVIE. HE VIDEOED THE MOVEMENT, WENT BACK TO HIS STUDIO AND COMPOSED MUSIC. THEY WENT BACK AND FORTH FOR SEVERAL MONTHS UNTIL THEY HAD IT DOWN AND EVERYONE WAS SATISFIED WITH THE PRODUCT.
ADT, LIKE MARK MORRIS, LIKES TO PERFORM TO LIVE MUSIC, BUT BECAUSE OF LIMITATIONS OF THE VENUE AND BUDGET THEY WILL BE PERFORMING THE PIECE TO RECORDED MUSIC. COUTURE NOT ONLY COMPOSED THE PIECE BUT HE PLAYS ALL OF THE INSTRUMENTS ON THE RECORDING THROUGH THE MIRACLE OF DIGITAL PROGRAMMING.
THE PIECE IS NOT A STORY AND OBVIOUSLY, IT’S NOT AN INTERPRETATION OF THE MUSIC. IT’S REALLY AN EXPLORATION OF PURE CHOREOGRAPHY.
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED MUSICIAN, DANCER , KUMU HULA AND SINGER ROBERT CAZIMERO, THE YOUNGER OF THE BROTHERS, WILL PRESENT A TALK ENTITLED “THE ECHO OF MY SONG.” MR CAZIMERO HAS PERFORMED FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS IN VENUES AS VARIED AS CARNEGIE HALL TO THE DOLLY PARTON SHOW. WINNERS OF 25 NA HOKU HANO HANO AWARDS, THE BROTHERS WERE NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY IN 2005 AND INDUCTED INTO THE HAWAIIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME IN 2006. MR. CAZIMERO’S TALK WILL REACH INTO A BIT OF HISTORY (HAWAIIAN, MUSIC AND HIS OWN) AS WELL AS TODAY’S WORLD AND THE JOURNEY ON MUSICAL PATHS HE’S TAKEN. IT WILL BE ABOUT HIS MUSIC AND DANCE … THE WAY THEY INTERSECT WITH HIS LIFE ON SO MANY LEVELS.
ALFRED DEADALUS DARLINGTON WAS BORN TO AN ARTIST MOTHER AND PROFESSOR FATHER ON HALOWEEN 36 YEARS AGO, TALK ABOUT A TRICK OR TREAT. HE DEMOSTRATED AN EARLY LOVE FOR MUSIC AND EXPLORED MANY INSTRUMENTS AND STUDIED JAZZ ON THE DOUBLE BASS AT USC THORTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC. HE PLAYED IN SEVERAL BANDS, BUT FOUND THEM TO BE TOO LIMITING AND STRUCK OUT TO DEVELOP HIS OWN SOUND.
HE HAS ADOPTED THE APPEARANCE OF AN EARLY VICTORIAN DANDY AND HIS MUSIC CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS AN AMALAGAMATION OF BEATMAKER, SKA, AND ELECTRONIC. HE HAS A STRIKING FALSETTO VOICE THAT HE EMPLOYS SPARINGLY. IF DAVID BOWIE HAD BEEN BORN IN 1977 HE WOULD BE DEADALUS. HE HAS RECORDED 4 ALBUMS AND 9 SINGLES AND HIS FIFTH ALBUM THE LIGHT BRIGADE WILL BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 29. IT WILL BE SOUNDS THAT WE HAVEN’T HEARD BEFORE. THE ALBUM RECALLS THE 1853-56 CRIMEAN WAR. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, “THE MUSIC WAS WRITTEN AND RECORDED BEFORE THE RECENT TROUBLE IN THE REGION BROKE OUT. THE PIECE HE HAS ON HIS SOUNDCLOUD WAS VERY ELEGAIC.
TAIMANE GARDENER WAS DISCOVERED BY THE GREAT DON HO WHILE BUSKING ON THE STREETS OF WAIKIKI AT THE AGE OF 13 AND BECAME A FEATURED PERFORMER IN HIS SHOW FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. PLAYING SINCE SHE WAS 5 SHE HAS STUDIED AND MASTERED FLAMENCO, CLASSICAL, HAWAIIAN, POP AND ROCK. SHE HAS TOURED INTERNATIONALLY AND HAS BEEN RECORDING SINCE SHE WAS FIFTEEN. SHE PERFORMED FOR THE DALAI LAMA’S PILLARS OF PEACE CONFERENCE.
HER PRESENTATION INCLUDES A 5 MIN PERFORMANCE
FEATURING CLASSICAL MUSIC FROM BEETHOVEN, BIZET, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, SOME SPANISH INFLUENCES WRITTEN BY MS GARDNER AND A FULL ON ENERGY EXPLOSION ON STAGE..
WHAT SHE WILL PRESENT IS THE BEAUTY OF UNDERESTIMATION.
MANY PEOPLE DO NOT TAKE HER SERIOUSLY BECAUSE OF HER GENDER AND SHE PLAYS THE UKULELE.(A CUTE GIRL IN A GRASS SKIRT PLAYING HAWAIIAN TUNES IS WHAT THEY’RE EXPECTING).
ONCE THEY SEE HER PLAY, HOWEVER THEIR EXPECTATIONS ARE CHANGED DRASTICALLY. SHE WILL PRESENT THAT THE UKULELE IS JUST AS VERSATILE AS ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT AND CAN BE TAKEN TO THE FAR REACHES OF ANY GENRE.
ROSEMARY “ROSIE” KULHAVY-SUTHERLAND, IS A SENIOR AT KING KEKAULIKE H.S. AND A HUMORIST. SHE GAVE HER TALK LAST APRIL AT TEDX YOUTH AT SEABURY HALL. HER SPEECH IS TITLED “IMPERFECTION IN ALL ITS GLORY” SHE OPENS TALKING WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD AND SHE THOUGHT HER PARENTS WERE PERFECT. THEN SHE REALIZED THEY ARE, IN FACT, FLAWED AND HOW HARD IT WAS FOR HER TO GRASP. HOWEVER, SHE GOT OVER IT. UNFORTUNATELY IT TOOK HER MUCH LONGER TO ACCEPT HER IMPERFECTIONS. WHAT SHE WILL BE SHARING IS A SIMPLE TOOL SHE USES TO MAKE HERSELF FEEL BETTER WHEN SHE STARTS TO FEEL DESPONDENT ABOUT FAILING TO REACH HER PERFECT IDEAL.
THIS IS JUST THE E OF TEDX MAUI 2014, THERE’S 14 MORE PRESENTATIONS IN T AND THE D PART. FOR A FULL SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION GO TO TEDXMAUI.COM
THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN, A HUI HOU, NEXT WEEK, I’LL HAVE A REVIEW OF PRO ARTS’ SEASON OPENER, THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
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J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS – A RUNDOWN OF SOME OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS TO SEE AND DO ON MAUI AROUND THE VALLEY ISLE.
THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDSAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH AND 13, IT’S THE NINTH ANNUAL KU MAI KA HULA COMPETITION IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MACC. HALAU FROM ACROSS THE STATE WILL COMPETE WITH HALAU FROM JAPAN AND FROM THE MAINLAND U.S. IN BOTH KAHIKO AND AUWANA CATEGORIES. TWO-DAY FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE JUST 37 DOLLARS…AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI UNDER 12.
THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, ISN’T – TECHNICALLY “MOTHER’S DAY” BECAUSE I THINK HALLMARK CARDS HAS THAT TRADEMARK. BUT THEY’RE CALLING IT A “MOM-O-RAMA” AND FROM ONE UNTIL 4 THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT QUEEN KA’AHUMANU CENTER IT’S A FREE CELEBRATION OF EVERYTHING MOM – INCLUDING FAMILY BUILDING, HEALTH, PLANNING AND ALL THAT STUFF THAT MOM EVENTUALLY TECH US. THEY HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE EVENT – OR JUST SHOW UPAT56 THE MALL THIS SUNDAY BETWEEN ONE AND 4 FOR MOM-O-RAMA 2014.
YOU WANT TO HEAR THE WORLD’S WORST LEON RUSSELL IMPRESSION? ME NEITHER, SO I’LL SPARE YOU. BUT ONE OF JOE COCKER’S BEST FRIENDS IS COMING BACK TO THE ISLANDS FOR ONE CONCERT NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER AND WINNER OF THE BEST HAIR/HAT COMBINATION FIVE DECADES RUNNING – LEON RUSSELL NEXT WEDNESDAY AT THE MACC. TICKET PRICES RANGE FROM 45 TO 60 DOLLARS.
GET THE DRIFT AND BAG IT IS A MONTH-LONG MARINE DEBRIS SHORELINE CLEANUP CAMPAIGN UNDER THE BANNER OF THE OCEAN CONSERVANCY’S INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP. MALAMA MAUI NUI INVITES – NAY – ENCOURAGES YOU TO TAKE PART AND YOU';LL HAVE MORE THAN ONE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP KEEP MAUI BEACHES AND REEF’S NO KA OI. THE FIRST EVENT IS NEXT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH KA’A POINT BY KANAHA BEACH PARK. THEY’LL SUPPLY CLEANUP MATERIALS LIKE GLOVES, BAGS, PICKERS AND VESTS…BUT YOU CAN CERTAINLY BRING YOUR OWN. PART OF THE COOL PART OF THIS EXT5REMELY COOL THING IS THAT ALL JUNK COLLECTED WILL BE CATALOGUED – SO YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH A PART YOU CAN PLAY IN CLEANING UP THE ENTIRE PLANET. HERE’S A HINT: IT’S MORE THAN YOU THINK! GET THE FRIFT AND BAG IT – FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK ON THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
IT’S “KOI…LIKE THE FISH.” AND IT’S COMING BACK TO MAUI. HONOLULU’S KUMU KAHUA THEATER IS STAGING AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL PLAY BY MAUI’S KEALI’IWAHINE HOKOANA. IT’S A MODERN DAY REAL-LIFE TALE OF FAMILIES LIVING TOGETHER AND THE SOMETIMES ENTERTAINING, ALWAYS EYE-OPENING THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN EXTENDED FAMILIES LIVE TOGETHER. THE PRODUCTION IS UNDERWRITTEN BY STATE OF HAWAII FUNDS – SO BRING YOUR WHOLE FAMILY FOR FREE. NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH AND 20TH IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER AT THE MACC.
IF YOU’VE NEVER BEEN TO THE MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS GARDEN PARTY…THEN – IF YOU’RE HUNGRY – TURN DOWN THE VOLUME BECAUSE TGHE LIST OF GOODIES ON THE MEN WILL GET TO YOU. FIVE KINDS OF HANDMADE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES FROM ALOHA SPICED CACAO; THAI CHICKEN WITH CEASER SALAD FROM BENTOS AND BANQUETS BY BERTNARD; INITGTI DI MARRE…SEAFOOD PASTA FROM BISTRO CASANOVA; MANOA LETTUCE WRAPS AND KALUA PORK CASEDILLA FROM CAFE O-LEI…AND THAT’S A THROUGH C! MAPA’S GARDEN PARTY IS ALSO A BLAST…AN EXCUSE TO BUY A BIG NDEW HAT, AND A WAY TO HELP FUND ONE OF MAUI’S TRUE ART TREASURES. TICKETYS FOR THE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 EVENT ARE ON SALE NOW FOR JUST 75 DOLLARS…THEY’LL BE 85 DOLLARS AT THE GATE OF THE YOKOUCHI ESTATE THAT DAY.
HEY, IS YOUR CHICKEN GETTING BIG AND NOISY? HOW BOUT THAT COW? tHE 92ND MAUI COUNTY FAIR IS NOT TOO FAR OFF AND DEADLINES FOR POULTRY AND LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS ARE APPROACHING. YOU HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20TH TO ENTER CLUCKY, FLOSSIE…AND ANY OTHER PET THAT YOU WON’T WANT TO PART WITH SINCE YOU GAVE IT A CUTE NAME. THERE ARE TWO AGE DIVISIONS…FOR YOU, NOT THE ANIMALS, AND WE HAVE THE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE. CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR DETAILS. THE FAIR THIS YEAR RUNS FROM oCTOBER SECOND THROUGH THE FIFTH.
THEN LOOKING A BIT FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD, ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MACC WILL FEATURE THE UNFORGETTABLE SONG STYLES OF MAVIS STAPLES. HER SIX-DECADE CAREER HAS INCLUDED SUCH MONSTER HITS AS “ILL TAKE YOU THERE,” “AN UNCLOUDY DAY,” “RESPECT YOURSELF…AND TONS MORE. TICKET ARE PRICED FROM 35 TO 65 DOLLARS AND ARE ON SALE TO ALL NOW AT THE USUAL PLACES.
ONE OF THE FINEST, MOST ENTERTAINING EXPERIENCES – AND CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST ECONOMICAL – MEANING, USUALLY FREE, IS THE EBB AND FLOW ARTS EXPERIENCE THAT SPREADS QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT ACROSS MAUI EACH YEAR. WELL, HERE’S AN IDEA…PLEASE – IF YOU LOVE THE ARTS – SUPPORT THE ARTS – BY CONSIDERING A GIFT OF ALOHA TO EBB AND FLOW ARTS. DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, FOODLAND, SACK AND SAVE AND FOODLAND FARMS LOCATIONS ACROSS THE STATE WILL HAVE A LIST OF OH-SO-WORTHWHILE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, TO WHICH YOU CAN DONATE UP TO $249. IN RETURN, FOODLAND AND WESTERN UNION WILL MATCH INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MAI’KA’I CARD. SOUNDS A LITTLE LIKE A COMMERCIAL…BUT IT’S NOT…FOODLAND, FOOD, FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND REALLY GOOD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT.
FOR DETAILS ON EVERYTHING WE’VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE’LL BE BACK TO WRAP US THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.
J: THANK YOU FOR TUNING INTO MAUI’S MOST-WATCHED NEWS PROGRAM. MAUI TV NEWS, IN HIGH DEFINITION ONLINE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM, AND STATEWIDE ON NEWS ON DEMAND ON DIGITAL CABLE CHANNEL. YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND US ON TWITTER AND ON FACEBOOK. AND IF YOU LIKE US PLEASE CLICK LIKE.
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS ONLINE OR ON TV – AND – FOR PUSHING US TO OUR NEW GOAL OF 11 MILLION HITS PER YEAR AND MORE THAN 11,000 PAGE VIEWS EVERY DAY. SO, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAHALO NUI LOA FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS. AND, UNTIL NEXT TIME, ALOHA.
Ask the Mayor
Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.
Q: Can you please explain the outdoor lighting rules and advise residents what can be done if a neighbor is subjected to regular and annoying glare from another neighbor’s spotlights or floodlights?
A: Certainly. Outdoor lighting regulations are covered under Maui County Code, Chapter 20.35 which states that all outdoor lighting fixtures are required to be fully shielded, as defined in that Chapter, unless specifically exempted. One such exemption is made for outdoor lights controlled by a motion sensor which is timed to turn off within five minutes.
If you are being subjected to annoying lights from a neighbor, the first step would be to contact your neighbor to let them know of the disturbance and the regulations for outdoor lighting. If you are still being subjected to the lights, you can submit a Request for Service through the County website, at www.mauicounty.gov/RFS to have a County Electrical Inspector investigate the outdoor lighting for compliance with MCC 20.35. Keep in mind that if a home is in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association (HOA), the HOA may have its own standards relating to light intrusion.
Aloha Mayor Arakawa:
Q: I live in Piilani Village II in Kihei, and my house backs up to what is supposed to be the continuation of Liloa Street north of Waipuilani known as the “collector” road. Every now and again the State, or perhaps it’s the County, sends some heavy earth-moving vehicles behind my house to do I’m-not-sure-what. Over the years, I have heard rumors that A) the space available between the opposing housing subdivisions is too narrow to accommodate a two-lane thoroughfare and still have room for a shoulder and sidewalks, or B) the wide gorge just to the north that carries run-off to the ocean would require a bridge that would involve engineering and Federal monies to proceed. When Joe Bertram was our State Representative, he promised a greenway walking and bike path—similar to that created on both sides of our roundabout except without the cars—but unfortunately he could not count that as one of his many accomplishments. Can you clarify exactly what the current State and County plans are for the development of that land and what, if any, timeframe one could expect?
A: According to our Public Works director, the North South Collector Road (NSCR) is still projected to be built in those sections where we have the right-of-way, like the Waipuilani to Ka Ono Ulu Road section. As you point out, bridges will be needed, which will be very expensive, so we will need to rely on Federal Highway funding to supplement the construction cost. The right-of-way in this area, at 60′ wide, is enough to do a two-lane road with supporting bike and pedestrian facilities. As part of the Federal planning process, we have positioned this portion of road in the Federal fiscal year 2019 budget, which would provide enough time to complete necessary studies, permitting and design. Other sections of the NSCR could then follow suit. The section from Ke Alii Alanui to Keonekai Road was a requirement of various project approvals, so I am pleased to report that we were able to to begin construction after working with the developer to overcome numerous land acquisition and permitting challenges.
Dear Mayor Arakawa,
Q: Currently there are no speed bumps on Papa Avenue fronting Lihikai Elementary School. Are there plans to put in speed bumps by the crosswalks fronting Lihikai Elementary School as part of the new repaving project?
A: No, traffic calming devices will not be installed near Lihikai Elementary as part of the current re-paving project. Speed humps/bumps are only allowed on minor residential roadways. Papa Avenue is a major collector roadway, thus it is not eligible for the speed hump program or for speed tables, which are a wider variation of the residential area speed hump. However, all school zones do have speed limits that were designed to be respected by motorists and enforced by police.
Want to Ask the Mayor?
Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: AskTheMayor@mauicounty.gov, phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.
The final weekend of Summer on Maui was marked with yet another tragedy when a 31 year-old visitor from South Korea died in the near-shore waters off Ka’anapali Beach.
Maui Police Woonsaek Baek was spotted motionless near the part of the beach known as Black Rock. First responders arrived on the scene shortly after the 3:24 p.m. alarm. Efforts to revive Baek failed and the South Korean man was pronounced dead at the scene.
While drowning is the likely cause of the man’s death, results from a pending autopsy will make the cause of death official.
The Maui Marathon got off to an odd start this morning when an intoxicated man drove his car through a crowd of participants. Maui Police say 22 year-old Rustyn Pajimola-Aiu of Kahului was driving a 2014 Acura four-door sedan in the parking lot of Queen Kaahuman Center about five minutes after the scheduled start of the marathon and half-marathon.
Attempting to leave the lot at the Onehee /Wakea Road exit, he encountered a large crowd of people. That didn’t stop him and Pajimola-Aiu’s car struck a 53 year-old man from Kahului. Though dragged about 30 feet, the man only sustained minor injuries. He was treated by paramedics and released at the scene. That man was not a race participant.
Pajimola-Aiu was charged with Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant and was also arrested on an outstanding bench warrant. His bail was set at $1,200.
By Jeff King
Hot enough for ya?
Record hot temperatures, smolderingly high humidity and light, variable, almost-non-existent winds have been causing clouds to build up over leeward and mauka areas of the islands in the afternoons into the early evenings. Thursday this week, Upcountry Maui toward Kanaio and Ulupalakua enjoyed an all-day downpour resulting in .69 inches at Ulupalakua. Even as far downslope as Makena, Wailea and Maui Medows received substantial rainfall that day.
The National Weather Service posted – then canceled – a flood advisory for Lanai Saturday night after radar showed heavy rain over the southeastern part of the island near Manele Harbor at about 8 p.m. The advisory was cancelled when showers passed by 9:45 p.m.
But those records? Icky and sticky conditions combined with a record high temperature at Kahului Airport Saturday of 95 degrees, breaking the old mark of “just” 92 on September 20, 1953. The heat index, which combines measured temperature and humidity, made the “feels like” temperature more than 100 degrees. Did someone say “Death Valley Isle?” Hilo tied their old record high for the date – originally set in 1981 – at “only” 90 degrees. In fact, Hilo has set or tied record high temperatures for most of the past week.
If there’s a silver lining to all of this, it is that the vog plume (consisting of volcanic ash, matter, sulfur and other delightful earthly emissions) is being gently escored away from the island chain. Click the image to see Google Earth’s amazing Wind Profiler – with graphics indicating the wind directions. The customizable earth map is viewable anytime on Maui Weather Guru Glenn James Maui Weather Today page.
Forecasters say some relief may come Monday and Tuesday as light tradewinds return to the state. But the high humidity and hot weather is likely to continue. Meanwhile, our very busy 2014 hurricane season has been extremely quiet since the week of August 8, when three tropical cyclones came dangerously close to the islands. Tropical Storm Iselle brushed the southeast side of the Big Island, resulting in significant damage. Enough for President Obama to declare the island a disaster area. And now that same Pahoa district is in the crosshairs of Madam Pele as lava continues her unstoppable march toward the quaint old town.
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