This Friday, February 13, the Department of Water Supply will be replacing a 16-inch valve at the intersection of Kea Street and Papa Avenue in Kahului. Water service will be off in the following areas from 8 p.m. Friday evening, February 13, to 5 a.m. Saturday morning, February 14:
Traffic will be closed on Kea Street, between Holua Drive and Papa Avenue. Residents and businesses in the other areas of Kahului are asked to conserve water by avoiding any unnecessary water use from 8:00 p.m. on Friday to 5:00 a.m. on Saturday.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please call the 24-hour service line at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs or if there are any questions.
This Sunday, January 25, the Department of Water Supply will be repairing a manhole at the intersection of Market Street and Main Street in Wailuku. The roadwork will begin at 7:30 am and end at approximately 3:30 pm. Traffic will flow in all directions at that intersection, except traffic from Main Street turning right onto Market Street will be prohibited. Motorists driving toward Happy Valley from Main Street may want to turn right onto Central Avenue as an alternate route. Motorists in that vicinity are advised to drive with caution.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
WAILUKU – The County of Maui Department of Water Supply has completed repairs of the well in Hamoa and is lifting restrictions on the use of water in Hana, Hamoa and Koali. Residents and businesses in these areas may now resume normal water usage. The conservation request arose suddenly last Wednesday, January 7, when a major pump malfunctioned in Hamoa, affecting water pressure throughout much of East Maui.
The Department extends its appreciation to customers for their understanding and cooperation.
Watch Maui TV News for January 2, 2015, Coverage of Maui’s Top 14 news stories and issues of 2014.
J: AS WE ALL LOOK AHEAD TO 2015 – WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT 2014 – A YEAR OF SURPRIZES, MAJOR VICTORIES AND TRAGIC LOSSES.
(ON-CAM) 2014 IS OUR TOP STORY THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS – INCLUDING PAUL JANES-BROWN’S REVIEW OF 2014 ON THE STAGE AND HIS PIX FOR BEST ACTORS AND PERFORMANCEDS OF THE YEAR. THAT’S ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: HAU’OLI MAKIHIKI HOU, KAKOU, AND WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS – MAUI’S EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY ONLINE AND TELEVISION N EWSCAST – DEVOTING COVERAGE TO STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY – AND WE’RE IN HIGH DEFINITION. I’M JEFF KING. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING AS WE – IN NO SCIENTIFIC METHOD – COUNT DOWN WHAT WE BELIEVE TYO BE THE TOP 14 NEWS STORIES OF 2014.
J: COMING IN AT NUMBER 14 IS A STORY THAT IS JUST NOW WRAPPING UP. THE MAUI HIGH SABERS HAVE ENJOYED A MEMORABLE YEAR AND THEY WRAPPED IT UP BY BEGINNING 2015 AS THE FIRST MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD EVER INVITEWD TO TAKE PART IN THE ANNUAL SPECTACLE THAT IS THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE.
(FF-CG-VO) PARADE ANNOUNCERS FOR THE HALLMARK CHANNEL DID THEIR BEST TO PRONOUNCE HAU’OLI MAKIHIKI HOUR…AND THEY DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB. BUT THE BAND AND EVERY DANCER, FLAG TWIRLER AND DRUM MAJOR WAS COIMPLETELY IN SYNCH – AND MAN DID THEY GET FACE TIME! THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE SABERS HAVE REPRESENTED THE M-I-L IN FOOTBALL AT STATE SINCE 2000…WHEN SOME OF THEIR PLAYERS WERE JUST BARELY LEARNING TO WALK. BUT THIS YEAR THEY WON IT ALL – EVEN BEATING THEIR ARCH-RIVALS THE BALDWIN BEARS TWICE THIS YEAR.
(13) (VO) COMING IN IN 13TH POSITION WAS THE SURPRISE VISIT OF A VERY UNEXPECTED GUEST. MAUI TV NEWS VIEWER KRYSTAL HAYWOOD SNAPPED THIS PIC ON JANUARY 6TH AQT TGHE END OF THOMPSON ROAD IN KULA. POLICE HASTILY ASSEMBLED A SECURITY BUFFER AROUND OPRAH WINFREY’S UPCOUNTRY MAUI HOME BECAUSE OF THE SIMEWHAT UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL OF OPRAH’S SPECIAL GUEST, FIRST LADY MICHELE OBAMA. THE REST OF THE FIRST FAMILY WAS EN ROUTE BACK TO THE NATION’S CAPITOL AFTER THEIR ANNUAL O’AHU CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, BUT MRS OBAMA DECIDED TO SPEND A FEW EXTRA DAYS IN THE TROPICS WITH HER FRIEND OPRAH. A WASHINGTON POST WRITER ESTIMATED THE LAYOVER COST TAXPAYERS ABOUT 200,000 DOLLARS FOR SECURITY AND TWO EXTRA TRIPS FROM D.C. TO HAWAII.
(TOP 14)(12) COMING IN AT # 12, TARGET, ON JANUARY 30TH OF 2014, TARGET SETS IT’S SIGHTS ON MAUI (PKG)
(TOP 14)(11) BAG LIMITS….
(ON-CAM) CONSERVERS OF THE SEA AND ALL MARINE LIFE HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR SO-CALLED BAG LIMITS FOR DECADES. THE NEW RULE THAT WENT INTO EFFECT NOVEMBER FIRST WAS A HISTORIC MOVE AND IT AFFECTS MAUI ISLAND ONLY. COMMUNITY FISHERIES ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAY THEY CAN ALREADY SEE A DIFFERENCE IN THE POPULATIONS AND FAVORITE HIDEY HOLES FOR FISH ON THE LIST.
J: RANKING STORIES ABOUT THE PASSING OF PRECIOUS PEOPLE BOTH IN OUT COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE WORLD AT LARGE IS PURELY SUBJECTIVE. THERE’S NO WAY TO SUGGEST THAT THIS TOPIC – AT NUMBER 10 ON OUR LIST – COULD BE ANYTHING LESS THAN NUMBER ONE ON THE LISTS OF FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. ON A WORLWIDE SCALE, WE LOST THE LIKES OF ROBIN WILLIAMS, LAUREN BACALL, SHIRLEY TEMPLE AND JOE COCKER. HERE ON MAUI WE LOST MANY DEEPLY LOVED AND RESPECTED MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
(VO) AMONG THEM, RESPECTED PSYCHOLOGIST AND A TIRELESS ADVOCATE OF TAKING CARE OF RETURNING VETERANS, DR. RICHARD SWORD PASSED AWAY IN JUNE. SWORD’S WORK ON THE ISSUE OF PTSD WAS ON THE VERGE OF REVOLUTIONIZING THE TREATMENT OF RTURNING INJURED VETERANS WHEN SWORD, HIMSELF, WAS TAKEN ALL TOO SOON.
(FF-CG-VO) THEN IN JULY CHARLIE NALEPA SUCCUMBED TO ILLNESS. AN ACCOUNTANT BY EARLY TRADE, NALEPA WAS ONE OF THE MOST CLEVER MARKETERS HAWAII HAS EVER SEEN – TAKING SOMETHING AS INNOCOUS AS A FRUITY DRINK AND MAKING “POG,” A HOUSEHOLD WORD.
(ON-CAM) CHARLIE AND HIS WIFE SHELLY HAVE ALSO BEEN PILLARS IN THE COMMUNITY – HELPING SCORES – IF NOT HUNDREDS – SURVIVE AND EVEN THRIVE AFTER SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLE BOUTS WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER SUBSTANCES. I’M DEEPLY HONORED TO HAVE KNOWN C HARLIE AND TO BE COUNTED AMONG THOSE HE HELPED UNTIL THE VERY END.
(A-TOSS-B) UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES. AND LATER IN OUR WHARUP FOR 20-14, PAUL JANES BROWN’S REVIEW OF THE VERY BEST ACTORS, ACTRESSES, PERFORMANCES AND PRODUCTIONS. ALL THAT AND LOTS MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AS WE CONTINUE TO COUNTDOWN THE TOP 14 HEADLINES AND STORIES OF THE YEAR JUST ENDED. COMING IN AT NUMBER NINE…PRESERVING PERFECTION.
(VO) LIPOA POINT…29 oct MTVN
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(CON’T VO) J: OUR #8 STORY FEATURES THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF TWO VERY WELL KNOWN LEADERS IN THE MAUI COMMUNITY. IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR, KIHIE DISTRICT CAPTAIN TIVOLI FA’AUMUM WAS NAMED CHIEF OF THE MAUI POLICE DEPARTMENT. FAAU’UMU BRINGS 29 YEARS…
(ALSO CHANGING DIRECTIONS THIS YEAR WAS UH MAUI COLLEGE CHANCELLOR CLYDE SAKAMOTO.
After more than four decades on the job, University of Hawai’i Maui College Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto announced today that he will retire at the end of October, 2014.
Sakamoto has served in the UH System for 41 years and has been the chief executive officer of the Maui campus since 1991. Sakamoto has overseen the growth of the former Maui Community College from a cluster of steamy bungalows to a state of the art university campus with career-developing curricula.
Sakamoto has also served as dean of instruction at the Maui campus and was executive director of Projects 2 & 4, which brought baccalaureate development to UH community colleges.
VO: OUR NUMBER SEVEN STORY IS ALMOST A TALL TALE BECAUSE IT DEFIES CREDIBILITY. TEEN STOWAWAY…(KHON report)
VO: AT NUMBNER SIX…THE WEATHER. IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING WE CAN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT…BUT IN 20-14 THE WEATHER CAME VERY CLOSE TO DOING SOMETHING ABOUT US!
The 2014 Pacific hurricane season was the most active season on record since 1992, and the fourth most active since reliable records began. The season officially started on May 15 in the East Pacific Ocean, and on June 1 in the Central Pacific; they both ended on November 30. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Pacific basin. Entering the season, expectations were high, with most weather agencies predicting a near or above average season. The season began with an active start, with three tropical cyclones developing before June 15, including two Category 4 hurricanes, of which one became the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in May in the East Pacific. After a less active period in late June and early July, activity once again picked up in late July. Activity increased in August, which featured four major hurricanes, and persisted throughout September and October. However, activity finally waned by early November.
By the end of the season, 22 tropical storm had developed, easily the highest total in 22 season, and a record-tying 16 hurricanes. In addition, there were total of nine major hurricanes (Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale), including a record-tying eight in Eastern Pacific proper.
The active season resulted in numerous records and highlights. Hurricane Iselle, the strongest tropical cyclone on record to strike the Big Island of Hawaii, Hurricane Marie, the first Category 5 Pacific hurricane since 2010, Hurricane Odile, the most destructive tropical cyclone of the season and the most intense and destructive tropical cyclone to make landfall over the Baja California peninsula.
VO: AT NUMBER FIVE ON MAUI TV NEWS THIS YEAR…THE NORMALLY HO-HUM MID-TERM ELECTIONS. THIS YEAR THE FIELD OF CANDIDATES VYING FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR WAS A LONG ONE AND INCLUDED A BOLD, VERY AFFABLE AND POOPULAR FIRST-TIME CHALLENGER IN TAMARA PALTIN. SUPPORTERS FORE THE MAUI GMO BAND – A TOPI C WE’LL ADDRESS LATER IN THE C OUNTDOWN – THOSE SUPPORTERS THRUST PALTIN INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AND BROUGH THE MOST SERIOUS CHALLENGE TO THE RE-ELECTION OF INCUMBERNT MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA. MEANWHILE TWO OTHER CHALLENGERS FOR THE NINTH FLOOR JOB ELIMINATED THEMSELVES FROM THE RACE. NELSON WAIKIKI WAS ARRESTED FOR PAROLE VIOLATIONS, POLICE WAITED UNTIL AFTER A CANDIDATE FORM AT SEABURY HALL TO MAKE THE ARREST. THEN, CANDIDATE BEAU HAWKES WAS TAKEN OUT OF COMMISSION BY A MAUI POLICE OFFICER AND HIS TAZER IN THIS NOW-VIRAL VIDEO OF HAWKES TAUNTING THE OFFICER, THEN RUNNING AWAY BEFORE GETTING A CHARGE FROM BEHIND.
(ON-CAM) THEN THE CHARGES IN FRONT OF HIM INCLUDED RESISTING ARREST, NO REAR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE, NO CURRENT VEHICLE INSPECTION, NO LICENSE AND TALKING ON HIS CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA WON RE-ELECTION. STATEWIDE, THE SURPRISE WAS THE HUGE WIN BY DAVID IGE OVER GOVERNOR NEIL ABERCROMBIE IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY AND A CLEAR VICTORY IN NOVEMBER. WE’LL – AGAIN – ADDRESS THAT OTHER ELECTION ISSUE WE ALL KNOW ABOUT, LATER IN THE COUNTDOWN.
J: UP NEXT, THE MAUI TV NDEWS COUNTDOWN OF THE TOP 14 STORIES AND ISSUES OF 20-14 CONTINUES – INCLUDING PAUL JANES-BROWN’S RANKING OF THE BEST ON MAUI STAGES. THAT AND MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.
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J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AS WE CONTINUE OUR RANKING OF THE TOP STORIES AND ISSUES WE ALL ENCOUNTERED IN 20-14. IT WAS, ONE MANY UNFORTUNATE OCCASSIONS – A YEAR OF GREAT TRAGEDY. ONE OF THE SADDEST WAS A PLANE CRASH SHORTLY AFTER TAKE OFF FROM LANA’I AIRPORT IN LATE FEBRUARY. HERE’S HOW WE REPORTED THE INITIAL FINDINGS OF THAT TRAGIC CRASH.
(PKG – 23 mAR MTVN)
(on-cam tag) MAUI POLICE SAY THEIR REPORT, WHILE CLASSIFIED AS A MISCELLANEOUS ACCIDENT, WAS DELIVERED BY THE DEPARTMWENT’S HOMICIDE DIVISION – BUT THAT, IN N WAY, WAS TO SUGGEST THAT THERE WAS ANY C RIMINAL ACTIVITY AT THE ROOT OF THE CRASH.
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J: AT THE END OF THE YEAR WE BECOME NOSTALGIC AS WE LOOK BACK AT THE OLD YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW. PAUL JANES-BROWN THINKS IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR. HERE ARE HIS BEST OF AWARDS FOR 2014.
PJB: AS FRANK SINATRA SANG, “IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR.” WE WERE BLESSED WITH SOME EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES. AND I?D LIKE TO REMIND YOU OF WHAT I THOUGHT WERE THE BEST.
THERE WAS SO MUCH GOOD WORK. MAUI STAGES WERE GRACED WITH SO MANY OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES.
LET?S BEGIN WITH THE COMEDIES. CHOOSING THE BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR WAS REALLY A TOUGH ONE, BECAUSE PRO ARTS “THE PLAY?S THE THING,” “GODS OF CARNAGE” AND “DIXIE SWIM CLUB” WERE SO GOOD, BUT I HAVE TO SAY P.G. WODEHOUSE?S ADAPTATION OF FERENZ MOLNAR?S STYLISH FARCE DIRECTED BY JONATHAN LEHMAN WAS BRILLIANT IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE. FUN FROM BEGINNING TO HILARIOUS END, IMPECCABLY PERFORMED, WITH PERFECT TIMING AND BRILLIANT WORK FROM THE ENTIRE CAST. SO THE AWARD FOR THE BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR GOES TO PRO ARTS PRODUCTION OF THE PLAY?S THE THING.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A COMEDY GOES TO JENNIFER ROSE. SHE GET?S THIS AWARD FOR EVERYTHING SHE DID, BESIDES THE PLAY?S THE THING, SHE WAS ALSO IN GODS OF CARNAGE. AND YOU CAN STILL SEE HER IN IT?S A WONDERFUL LIFE THE LIVE RADIO PLAY. IT?S IMPOSSIBLE TO SINGLE OUT ANY ONE OF HER THREE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, INCANDESCENT PERFORMANCES. THEY WERE ALL GREAT.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A COMEDY GOES TO SCOTT NEWMAN AS ALMADY IN THE PLAY?S THE THING, ABOUT HIM I SAID, “SCOTT NEWMAN IN THE PLAY WITHIN A PLAY PROVIDES THE BROOKSIAN HILARITY THROUGH HIS VIRTUOSIC PERFORMANCE IN THAT FINAL ACT. THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN HE AND ROSE IS JUST PLAIN MARVELOUS.”
PRO ARTS ALSO OWNS THE BEST MUSICAL FOR THEIR PRODUCTION OF THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. AT THE TIME, I SAID, “THE HILARIOUS COMEDY FEATURES A CRACKERJACK CAST OF MISFITS, MISCREANTS, MALCONTENTS AND MISCHIEF MAKERS.
JONATHAN LEHMAN DIRECTS THE MAGICAL MENAGERIE MAKING THIS EXCEPTIONALLY DIFFICULT WORK LOOK FLAWLESSLY EASY. WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE PREMISE, A PLAY ABOUT A SPELLING BEE, IT’S A PRETTY HO HUM IDEA. BUT UNDER LEHMAN’S CAPABLE DIRECTION WITH TERRIFIC SUPPORT FROM MUSICAL DIRECTOR KIM VETTERLI AND CHOREOGRAPHER SARAH LONEY THE PLAY COMES ALIVE WITH HILARITY AND POIGNANCE. MS VETTERLI DID EXCELLENT WORK WITH THIS VERY DIFFICULT SCORE. THE SINGING WAS AS GOOD AS IT COULD BE.”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MUSICAL WAS ANOTHER DIFFICULT CHOICE, BECAUSE KEPA CABANILLOS ARICAYOS WAS SO GOOD AS THE ENGINEER AND RICKY JONES WAS SO GREAT AS BUDDY THE ELF, BUT IN THE END, I HAD TO GIVE THE AWARD TO GARY SHIN LEAVITT FOR HIS WONDERFUL TEVYE IN MAPA?S “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.” THE PLAY IS ABOUT CHANGE AND HOW TEVYE DEALS WITH IT. MR. SHIN LEAVITT, WAS BORN TO PLAY THIS PART. EACH TIME HIS DAUGHTER PRESENTS HIM WITH AN EXTREME SOCIAL CHALLENGE HE HAS A SOLILOQUY WITH GOD, WHERE HIS HUMANITY, TENDERNESS AND LOVE FOR HIS DAUGHTERS IS REVEALED. THESE ARE TOUCHING SCENES.
HIS BEST MOMENT, AMONG MANY GREAT ONES, CAME IN THE SECOND ACT WHEN HE ASKED GOLDE IN SONG “DO YOU LOVE ME?” IT WAS A FOUR KLEENEX MOMENT.”
THERE WERE LOTS OF WONDERFUL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY WOMEN LAST YEAR, I REMEMBER CASEY HUGHES IN LEGALLY BLOND, HOKU PAVAU, AND SHARON ZALSOS IN MISS SAIGON, BUT THE AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY AN ACTRESS GOES TO LEIGHANNA LOCKE FOR ALL HER WORK, TZEITL IN MAPA?S FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, ELLEN THE REAL AMERICAN WIFE IN MISS SAIGON, AND FOR HER TURN AS MRS. CLAUS AND PART OF CHORUS IN MOS? ELF. MS. LOCKE IS NOT JUST, OUR FINEST SOPRANO, SHE IS AN OUTSTANDING ACTRESS. THE MOMENT SHE MET KIM IN MISS SAIGON WAS ELECTRIC AND THE PAIN SHE WAS EXPERIENCING PALPABLE. WHETHER SHE IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW, A FEATURED MEMBER OR IN THE CHORUS MS LOCKE GIVES EVERYTHING SHE HAS AT ALL TIMES. SHE IS THE BEST WE HAVE. WHATEVER SHE DOES, GO AND SEE IT, SHE NEVER DISAPPOINTS.
IN DRAMA THERE WERE TWO MARVELOUS SHOWS AT MOS, WAIT UNTIL DARK AND THE MIRACLE WORKER, BUT THE AWARD FOR BEST DRAMATIC PLAY GOES TO MAPA FOR IT?S REMARKABLE REINTERPRETATION OF TENESSEE WILLIAMS? MASTERPIECE “THE GLASS MENAGERIE.” SALLY SEFTON TOOK THIS GREAT AMERICAN CLASSIC AND REIMAGINED IT. I THINK TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WOULD HAVE LOVED IT. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE LATE GREAT STUDS TERKEL WILLIAMS COMMENTED WHEN MR. TURKEL QUOTED THE CRITIC KENNETH TYNAN WHO HAD ACCUSED ELIA KAZAN OF TAMPERING WITH THE CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF SCRIPT. MR. WILLIAMS SAID, “I JUST WANT THE MEANING OF MY PLAY TO COME THROUGH, AND ESSENTIALLY WHENEVER KAZAN HAS WORKED ON A PLAY OF MINE, HE HAS MAGNIFIED THAT PLAY IN A GOOD WAY,” HE WENT ON TO SAY, “I CAN?T SAY THAT MY VIEWPOINT IS RIGHT, PERHAPS IT ISN?T AND PERHAPS I NEED SOMEONE LIKE KAZAN TO MODIFY MY VIEWPOINT.”
WELL, IN THIS CASE MR. WILLIAMS HAD THE BRILLIANCE OF SALLY SEFTON AND HER REMARKABLE AMANDA, PEGGY HARMON, COLLABORATING TO FIND A NEW AMANDA, ONE WHO WAS NOT BITTER, NOR DISAPPOINTED IN HER CHILDREN, ONE WHO DID NOT LOOK DOWN ON THEM FROM BLUE MOUNTAIN, BUT ONE WHO DESPERATELY WANTED THEM TO SUCCEED, WHO LOVED THEM TO THE POINT OF SMOTHERING THEM. IT WAS A TRANSCENDENT PRODUCTION AND A GLORIOUS THEATRICAL EVENT. THE BEST DRAMA ON MAUI IN MORE THAN A DECADE, SINCE WIT.
MS HARMON GETS THE NOD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA FOR THIS REMARKABLE AMANDA, A NEW AMANDA, ONE WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THIS IS NO MEAN FEAT, TO TAKE A CLASSIC THAT IS 70 YEARS OLD, IT PREMIERED IN CHICAGO IN 1944 AND TO FIND SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW IS TRIUMPHANT. THE LIST OF ACTORS WHO HAVE PLAYED THIS ROLE IS THE BEST THE THEATER HAS TO OFFER, LAURETTE TAYLOR, MAUREEN STAPLETON, JESSICA TANDY, JULIE HARRIS, JESSICA LANGE, JUDITH IVEY, HARRIET HARRIS, AND CHERRY JONES AND NOW ADD PEGGY HARMON TO THIS LIST OF DISTINGUISHED ACTORS. THE ENTIRE CAST, EVA SIKES AS LAURA, DYLAN BODE AS JIM THE GENTLEMAN CALLER AND JEFFERSON DAVIS AS MR. WILLIAMS ALTER EGO TOM, ALSO NEED TO BE APPLAUDED FOR GREAT ENSEMBLE WORK.
WHAT A YEAR! THANK YOU PRO ARTS, MAPA AND MOS FOR FEEDING US WITH WORTHY THEATRICAL WORKS. I LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT IS COMING IN 2015.
THAT?S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I?M PAUL JANES-BROWN, HAU OLI MAKAHIKI HOU. NEXT WEEK I?LL HAVE A REVIEW OF MAUI FILM FESTIVAL?S FIRST LIGHT ACADEMY SCREENINGS. STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF THE TOP 14 NEWS STORIES OF 2014 ON MAUI TV NEWS – RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AS WE NEAR THE END OF OUR REVIEW OF THE TOP NEWS STORIES AND ISSUES OF 20-14.
J: AFTER WHAT SEEMED LIKE AN INTERMINABLE SERIES OF MONOTONOUS HOURS OF TESTIMONY ASND REPETITION ACROSS THE STATE, THE HOTLY CONTESTED NA WAI EHA DECISION FINALLY HAPPENED. IN APRIL A LANDMARK DECISION WAS HANDED DOWN IN THE FORM OF A STIPULATION AMONG THE PARTIES TO RELEASE MILLIONS OF GALLONS A DAY BACK TO THEIR CORRECT STREAMFLOW STATE – ESPECIALLY IAO STREAM AT SOME 10 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY. WATCHDOG GROUPS KEPT AN EYE ON WATER RELEASES – AND IT WASN’T UNTIL OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR THAT THE STREAM FLOWS MET THE AMOUNTS PROMISED SIX MONTHS EARLIER.
J: THE SECOND BIGGEST STORY OF 20-14 STARTED LONG BEFORE THAT – AND IT AIN’T OVER YET. GMO. THREE LITTLE LETTERS TGHAT CAN MOVE THOUSANDS OF MINDS.
(VO) AFTER ALMOST COUNTLESS MARCHES AND RALLIES, THE SO-CALLED SHAKA MOVEMENT TOOK A DIFFERENT APPROACH – THEY TOOK THEIR OPINION TO THE PEOPLE…SPECICIALLY…TO THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE…..
(on-cam) IT WAS PROOF THAT – WHILE NOWHERE A REFERENDUM – THE PEOPLE HAD SPOKEN WHEN THAT LAW PASSED BY POPULAR VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4. OF COURSE NOTHING’S HAPPENEING AS THE NEW ORDINANCE WILL LIKELY STAY IN COURTS FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
J: THE TOP STORY OF 20-14 IS ALSO ONE OF TRAGEDY…AND NOT ONCE – BUT TWICE. IT BEGAN JANUARY 12TH WITH THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MOREIRA MONSALVE.
(VO) THE MAUI MOM WAS LAST SEEN THAT DAY AT THE IAO PARKSIDE APARTMENTS WITH HER EXBOYFRIEND, BERNARD BROWN. SEVERAL GATHERINGS AND VIGILS WERE HELD WHILE POLICE BEGAN THEIR INVESTIGATION. AS SOON AS BROWN WAS TAKEN OFF THE LIST OF SUSPECTS, HE BOLTED – MOVING TO CALIFORNIA – AND UNLIKELY TO BE EASILY FOUND. IT’S BEEN NEARLY A YEAR NOW.
(ON-CAM) THEN, UNBELIEVABLY, ANOTHER MAUI MOTHER DISAPPEARED – CHARLI SCOTT WAS FIVE MONTHS PREGNANT WHEN SHE WAS LAST SEEN NEAR NAHIKU ON FEBRUARY NINTH, HELPING HER EX-BOYFRIEND AFTER HIS CAR STALLED THERE. AS THAT INVESTIGATION DRAGGED ON, MAUI RESIDENTS VOICED THEIR DISPLEASURE AT THE SLOW PACE WITH WHICH POLICE WERE ADVANCING. AT A COMMUNITY MEETING ON FEBRUARY 18TH IN KIHEI. WHILE CROWDS CALLED FOR MPD TO CALL IN THE F-B-I, SEARCH EFFORTS CONTINUED. ITEMS BELONGING TO CHARLI SCOTT WERE RECOVERED, INCLUDING HER TORCHED S-U-V. THEN, ON MARCH 7TH THE SADDEST NEWS – THE MISSING PERSON CASE INVOLVING CHARLI SCOTT HAD BEEN RECLASSIFIED AS A HOMICIDE.
(ON-CAM) WHILE POLICE WERE TIGHT-LIPPED ABOUT SPECIFIC DETAILS, THE TRAGIC LOSS OF BOTH THESE PRECIOUS MAUI WOMEN BROUGH THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN UNPRECEDENTED WAYS…WAYS THAT WE ALL HOPE WILL NEVER HAVE TO BBE NECESSARY AGAIN. IN FEBRUARY, CHARLI’S EX-BOYFRIEND, STEVEN CAPOBIANCO, WAS INDICTED FOR HER MURDER. A TRIAL DATE HAS NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED.
J: OF COURSE THERE WERE MANY OTHER VERY IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS IN 20-14 – LIKE THE FIRST TIME MO’OKIHA O PIILANI GRACED THE SEA IN PREPARATION FOR HER MAIDEN VOYAGE AS MAUI’S NEWEST SAILING CANOE…AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WORL;D’S FIRST WORLD-WIDE EXCURSION BY HOKULE’A, THE DOUBLE-HULLED OCEAN SAILING CSANOE THAT MADE IT’S VERY FIRST DEPARTURE FROM MAUI IN THE 1970S. THEN THERE WAS THE THANKSGIVING DAY MAY-DAY CALL FROM A MOLOKAI SAILOR LOST IN STORMY SEAS WHILE TRYING TO REACH LANAI. AFTER THREE DAYS AND 12,000 MILES OF SEARCHES, THE COAST GUARD SADLY CALLED OFF THE SEARC H. THEN LIKE A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, AFTER 12 DAYS ADRIFT, PHIL INGRAHAM’S VOICE CRACKLED THROUGH THE RADIO AND A FLOTILLE OF SHIPS, BOATS AND PLANES CONVERGED ON THE SPOT 64 SOUTH OF O’AHU AND BROUGH HIM – AND HIS 25 FOOT SAIL BOAT, MALIA, HOME. CHICKEN SKIN STUFF. aND WE’LL BE BACK TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS – THE TOP 14 OF 20-14, RIGHT AFTER THIS.
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By Jeff King
UPDATE: A wind-felled tree in Kula around 11 a.m. knocked out power in the area – asgain. MECO remedied the situation and power has been restored to all in the area as of 2:30 p.m. today)
First responders are finally getting a breather after a fast-moving (at times up to 55 mph) storm strafed the islands over the first weekend of 2015 – halting water and power to thousands across Maui County. As of 9:47 a.m. Monday, all water customers in Maui County had been restored to full water pressure. The culprit – high winds that downed trees and power lines – knocked out power to nearly half of the County’s water pumping stations over the weekend.
Then, “from above,” somebody had to remove those blown limbs and install/fortify/check/re-check safe utility wire installations and operations in Maui County. Maui Electric Company crews seemed to be everywhere.
The all-too-familiar sight across the county – primarily in Upcounty portions of Maui as well as east end Moloka’i – brought out brave men and women to restore power. As of late Monday, East Maui customers had all been re-lit and only pockets of Olinda and Pi’iholo regions were still in the dark. From Nahiku to Oheo Gulch crews wrapped up repairs Monday and all efforts are now focused on bringing back online the remaining customers. As of this morning, that count is down to fewer than 100. After the storm hit, the original “powerless” totaled more than 11,500.
Mahalo nui loa to the tireless crews who worked their hardest to “bring us all back.”
WAILUKU – The Department of Water Supply (DWS) today advised customers that water service disrupted by Friday’s storm has been restored in nearly all areas. Residents and businesses may resume normal water usage except residents on upper Olinda and upper Piiholo roads.
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