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Their focus is the use of clean, local,
renewable energy. Page 2
A meeting was held to encourage community
feedback regarding the draft for the Kahului
Harbor 2030 Master Plan EIS in order to
“refine analysis and make things better.”
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Celebrate the
Year of the Rat.
see NEW YEAR p. 2
Panelists provide information on the past, present
and future of Mäkena for the development of a
community plan.
Sasha J. Schorr
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see MÄKENA p. 2
see DOT p. 2
Amidst continuing development in an
area dear to many South Mauians, an educational forum was held to begin consideration of a community plan for Mäkena.
Community members gathered at the
Kïhei Community Center to listen to a
panel speak about the area on Monday,
Jan. 21. Goals of the forum were aimed at
providing information to the public on the
past, present and future of Mäkena and to
initiate community activism. The forum
consisted of a broad range of panelists
who provided a plethora of information
about Mäkena. Among panelists, preservation of Mäkena was paramount because
of its historic value.
Originally, in 1970, the Kïhei Community Plan promised that strict controls
would be placed on development in
Mäkena with emphasis on the conservation of historical sites. These promises
have been eclipsed by what some are calling “rampant development.”
Maui Group of the Hawai‘i Chapter
Sierra Club Vice Chairperson Lucienne
DeNaie compiled a comprehensive study
on Mäkena’s history called “Project
Ka‘eo: The Challenge to Preserve Cultural Landscapes in Modern Mäkena.” This
The 2030 Master Plan is part of Gov.
Linda Lingle’s proposal for a $300 million, six-year modernization plan for
Kahului Harbor. In anticipation of an impending population and economic boom,
the plan seeks to expand the harbor by extending the west breakwater, and constructing a new east breakwater, a ferry
barge with a terminal building and an additional cruise ship terminal.
But the plan has raised a tempest of
environmental concerns for many Maui
residents, as the impacts of increased passenger and cargo operations may threaten
marine life and coral reef systems, and
compromise Maui’s delicate ecosystem
with the introduction of invasive species.
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Happy Chinese New Year!
The Chinese New Year is determined by the first new moon after
the Winter Solstice, so according to
the Chinese Calendar, Thursday,
Feb. 7, 2008, will be the first day of
The Year of the Rat in the Chinese
lunar calendar.
Chinese New Year celebrations
are a time for families and loved
ones to get together. Rich foods are
cooked to ensure good fortune and
prosperity in the coming year, and to
show appreciation of the past year’s
good fortune. Customary dishes include honey-cakes, prawns and raw
fish salad. Fireworks displays are set
off to ward away “evil spirits” at the
start of the New Year, and the traditional lion dance is performed.
Feed the lion a lai see (dollar bill
in a red envelope) for good luck as it
dances through your neighborhood
from Thursday, Feb. 7, to Monday,
Feb. 11. Ben Seng Au and his group
of martial artists from Au’s Shaolin
Arts Society will perform the dance
all over the island (see sidebar on
page 2).
The Chinese New Year will also
be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 2,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown
Wailuku on Market Street. There
will be food and beverages, dancing,
cultural and ethnic displays, a craft
fair, contests, pageants, concerts and
performing arts.
Wailuku festivities will include a
chi ribbon dance performance by
Energy 35 Productions, directed by
Kalimaya Herrera–a Filipina martial
artist who is excited to celebrate the
New Year. Participants from the
Kïhei Youth Center will also perform.
The lion will also visit the Maui
Mall in Kahului, where the Chinese
New Year will be celebrated on
Thursday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Chinese calendar has been in
continuous use for centuries, predating the International calendar Westerners use today.
Sarah Ruppenthal
The state Department of Transportation (DOT) Harbors Division invited island residents to attend an open forum to
discuss the Kahului Harbor 2030 Master
Plan on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the
Cameron Center in Wailuku.
The meeting was held to encourage
community input and feedback regarding
the issues addressed in the recent Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in
order to prepare the final Kahului Harbor
2030 Master Plan EIS.
In the wake of the controversial launch
of the Hawai‘i Superferry Alakai, public
scrutiny has shifted to the Kahului Harbor
2030 Master Plan, which will ultimately
decide the future of Maui’s only commercial harbor.
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Ray Glauser was one of several residents who testified at the DOT public forum.
from p. 1
While the state DOT has considered
the recommendations of county officials,
harbor users, maritime industry experts
and community members in its quest to
develop the 2030 plan, the release of the
Draft EIS left many residents feeling anxious and bewildered.
Prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA), Hawai‘i EIS Law and the U.S.
Maritime Administration (MARAD), the
Draft EIS explored the potential impacts
of proposed harbor improvement projects.
The incredibly thick Draft EIS would
tire the eyes of the most ardent reader, but
many feel the draft all but glossed over
the salient issues of endangered marine
life, invasive species and Native Hawaiian cultural activities.
Surrounded by color-coded zoning
maps and construction blueprints, an audience of more than 40 residents anxiously awaited the opportunity to provide
feedback to a four-person panel of master
plan representatives.
John Kirkpatrick, consultant for the
planning firm Belt Collins Hawai‘i, addressed the audience, reiterating the
DOT’s mission to improve the harbor for
the welfare of the community and economic prosperity.
“We need to hold them to that standard,” he said. Explaining the EIS planning process of assessing potential environmental impacts, reviewing environmental analyses and developing viable alternatives, Kirkpatrick encouraged residents to submit both oral and written testimony to help the EIS writing team
On Monday, Jan. 28, Gov. Linda Lingle and Andy Karsner, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, U.S. Department of Energy, announced details of the Hawai‘i
Clean Energy Initiative that was previewed by the governor in her State of the State Address.
This federal-state partnership is designed to help Hawai‘i achieve energy independence and
security by using the state’s local energy resources. On Friday, Feb. 1, Gov. Lingle and Assistant Secretary Karsner will tour the Kaheawa Wind Power Project Farm in Mä‘alaea.
“refine analysis and make things better.”
“We need your help,” he said.
More than 20 residents provided oral
testimony, and although each speaker was
limited to three minutes, they managed to
make each minute count.
While the majority of statements were
overwhelmingly in favor of revising the
Draft EIS, many pleaded with the panel to
throw out the Kahului Harbor 2030 Master Plan altogether.
“I am totally against this,” said Lahaina resident Forrest Ampong. “This
[plan] does not promote a sustainable future… it only sustains corporate interest.”
Echoing the sentiment of many in the
room, he said, “If this plan goes through,
well, in 10 years, it [Kahului Harbor] will
have to be expanded even further.”
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Director Han-
nah Bernard questioned, “Can we really
predict what the harbor will need 20 years
down the road? We may not even be using fossil fuels, so the entire plan might
be a moot point.”
Testifier Rob Parsons cited several insufficiencies in the plan, noting the exclusion of separate passenger and freight operations and the plan’s ramifications for
harbor users, particularly paddlers,
surfers and fishermen.
The juxtaposition of economic and
cultural values was the pervasive theme
of the evening, as many expressed the belief that the plan put quantity before quality.
“The plan will alter traditional Native
Hawaiian practices in Kahului Harbor,”
said Jan Roberson of the Surfrider Foun-
She said the development of a cultural
landscape would foster a “living university,” where study of all sections could take
Another panelist, Hannah Bernard,
vice president and cofounder of Hawai‘i
Wildlife Fund, voiced concern for La Perouse Bay. Her addition to the panel focused on the necessity of preservation of
marine ecosystems within the Mäkena
community plan. A study she compiled
found that a daily average of 719 people
visited La Perouse Bay, adversely affecting the environment of the area.
“It’s not the way to find these places—
through guide books,” said Bernard.
Maile Lu‘uwai, another panelist and
president of Kukahiko Foundation, spoke
about the importance of preservation for
the community plan. The mission of the
from p. 1
study, funded by a grant from the Office
of Hawaiian Affairs, took two years to
complete and covers a thousand years of
Mäkena’s history.
DeNaie said that the history of Mäkena
is more profound than people realize. She
said some parts are preserved while others
are “pushed under the rug.” According to
DeNaie, the history of Mäkena shows that
thousands of people have lived there in
what was once a flourishing area. DeNaie
found that separate historic sections of
Mäkena are located on various private
properties, making preservation difficult.
South Mauians gathered at Kïhei Community Center to listen to a panel speak about the past, pres- Based on the historic value of Mäkena,
ent and future of Mäkena on Monday, Jan. 21. The goal of the forum was to begin the process of she suggested integrating these sections
developing a community-driven plan for Mäkena.
into what she called a cultural landscape.
New Year…
from p. 1
Don’t miss the colorful 2008 Chinese New
Year, Year of the Rat celebrations in Wailuku
on Saturday, Feb. 2, and lion dancing from
Thursday, Feb. 7, to Monday, Feb. 11, at various locations on Maui.
see DOT p. 16
see MÄKENA next page
Lion Dance Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 7
10 a.m. ........................Robert’s Hawai‘i, Wailuku
10:30 a.m....................Immanuel Lutheran, Wailuku
11:30 a.m....................Wei Wei Bar-B-Q, Wailuku
2 p.m...........................Dowling Corp. Offices, Wailuku
4 p.m...........................Grand Wailea Resorts, Wailea
4 p.m...........................Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, Wailea
5 p.m...........................Maui Prince, Mäkena
6 p.m...........................Four Season’s Resort, Wailea
6 p.m...........................East Ocean Chinese Restaurant, Kïhei
7:15 p.m......................East Ocean Chinese Restaurant, Kïhei
Friday, Feb. 8
9 a.m. ..........................Maui County Building, Wailuku
10:30 a.m....................Maui News, Wailuku
10:30 a.m....................St. Anthony Elementary, Wailuku
12:30 p.m....................Mä‘alaea Harbor Shops, Mä‘alaea
1 p.m...........................Wailuku Elementary, Wailuku
5 p.m...........................Wailea Beach Marriott, Wailea
Saturday, Feb. 9
9 a.m. ..........................Makawao Town
11:30 a.m....................Wei Wei Bar-B-Q,
11:30 a.m....................Long’s, Kïhei
4 p.m...........................Pi‘ilani Shopping Village, Kïhei
7 p.m...........................Topaz, Dolphin Plaza, Kïhei
Sunday, Feb. 10
2 p.m. .........................Jodo Mission/Hara, Wailuku
2 p.m...........................Maui Mall, Kahului
4 p.m...........................Old Wailuku Inn
7:45 p.m......................Maui Chinese Assoc./Dragon Dragon, Kahului
Monday, Feb. 11
8:30 a.m......................Kamehameha Schools Maui, Pukalani
10 a.m. ........................Makawao Elementary
10:30 a.m....................Hale Mahaolu Senior Center, Kahului
12:30 p.m....................Pukalani Elementary
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Kukahiko Foundation is to protect the
archeological, cultural and natural resources of Hawai’i, including resources in
the ancestral home of the Kukahiko family. Lu‘uwai said protection and preservation are a responsibility among Hawaiians.
“I’m doing what all Hawaiians are supposed to be doing,” Lu‘uwai said. Noting
that some archeological studies are poorly
done, which prevents proper preservation
of historical sites, she said, “Inadequate
data obliterates history.”
To obtain views from the community’s
youth, the panel included students and
young activists. The students said that
Maui is no longer paradise because of all
the development.
Angelika Hofmann, community organizer for Save Mäkena.Org and a naturalist
with Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, commented
on her vision for this area. She said that
preservation is important and recommended guided hikes for environmentally sensitive areas. Amber Osterstock from Kïhei
Charter School wants construction on the
beach to be stopped.
Another panelist, Peter Durkson from
the Maui Council on Aging, spoke about
the feeling of connectedness. In order to
Power and Performance x2
from p. 2
construct a plan, he said that the community should work together, but that it was
impossible when all the stakeholders were
not present. Major landowners of Mäkena
and representatives from the building
trade were invited but declined to participate.
Robert Sutor, a Mäkena resident and
small developer, was one of the stakeholders present at the forum. He mentioned
that developers do need to make a profit,
but said there are good and bad developers, referencing how smart development is
Panelist Stan Franco, from Housing for
Local People, spoke about the development project formerly known as Wailea
670, now called Honua‘ula. He said the
part of this project that includes affordable
housing for North Kïhei is located on land
that is zoned as light industrial. He said
this area wouldn’t provide amenities necessary for living such as parks. He said
this did not meet the criteria for smart
growth and these issues need to be addressed when considering a plan for
Although current practices are not
aligned with the original 1970 plan for
Kïhei and Mäkena, this forum was a step
toward developing a plan with consideration for the needs and desires of residents
in the Mäkena community.
4 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
Power to the People
We need to create some energy.
Debra Lordan
It’s not just Al Gore and scientists expounding upon the
science behind anthropogenic global climate change. Hawai‘i
media has gone mainstream and primetime with the information. The KHON special, Hawai‘i’s Climate Crisis, examined
how global climate change may impact Hawai‘i’s environment and economy (see last week’s editorial), and explored
strategies to reshape our economy, which I will outline here.
The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated, populated
landmass in the world. Our supply line is fossil fuel, with
which we generate almost all our own power. We have no
backup grid to plug into if supplies are interrupted or fail. We
have a four-day food supply at any given time. We are on our
own. And we are on the verge of a climate and social crisis.
Oil has provided us freedom thus far, but that freedom
comes at a cost. It’s not the cost of living in paradise, it’s the
cost of living in paradise and importing the world to us. We
import 93 percent of our fuel and 95 percent of our food.
We spend seven billion dollars annually importing food
and fuel. Money leaves our islands and our economy at a rate
of one-half million dollars an hour. Basic economic principles
apply here: reduce imports and increase exports. “Keeping it
local” is the foundation of a sustainable community—an economic and environmental benefit for the state.
So what is the solution to Hawai‘i’s oil addiction? There is
no one silver bullet, but a compendium of solutions.
As demand for oil increases daily, so does the damage to
the planet. Biodiesel burns cleaner, reducing greenhouse gas
emissions, reducing Hawai‘i’s impact on the climate. As sugar and pineapple phase out, they can be replaced by crops such
as getropha, a crop that can be harvested for renewable biofuel energy, reinvigorating the ag market and the economy.
Power plants could shift from “black” to “green” by burning biodiesel instead of oil, and we are “just around the corner” from doing this. On Maui, 85 percent of our power is produced by generating units run on petroleum diesel that are being adapted to run on biodiesel. On O‘ahu, a plant is targeted
to run entirely on biofuel by 2009—the first such commercial
power plant in the U.S.—maybe the world.
Hawai‘i receives enough sunlight each day to supply power for 20 years. But only one-quarter of the homes in Hawai‘i
have installed solar water heating systems. Off-the-shelf photovoltaic technology is vastly underutilized as well. Geothermal resources and ocean wave technology are also nearly untapped.
We are all familiar with Kaheawa Wind Power, which generates 9 percent of Maui’s power, supplying about 10,000
homes. Each island has wind power potential that is rated
good to excellent.
To prepare for climate change, we must change our social
climate. We need to find diversified, homegrown solutions using all the resources available to us. How we power ourselves
in the future is not a question we can put off for another day.
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More Bike Paths Needed
Let’s build bike paths into our community
plans now.
Commentary contributed by Anne Rillero · Kula
I am very thankful for the new freestanding bicycle path along the Mokulele
Highway from Kïhei to Kahului. My husband and 12-year-old son rode the path
this afternoon and were thrilled to have a
place to ride that is safe and away from
Maui has an ideal climate, but until
now, it has been difficult to find safe
places for cycling. I have heard and read
a number of sad stories about cyclists being hit and killed as they attempted to
bike on the shoulders of our busy highways. Freestanding bicycle paths are the
safe answer, especially if you wish to bicycle with kids.
We have visited cities and towns in
the U.S. and Australia that offer large
networks of freestanding bicycle paths.
These paths benefit their communities in
many ways. Bicycle paths encourage
healthy, low-impact exercise. Bicycling
is a sport that can be enjoyed by every
age group. Businesses often spring up
around bicycle paths, renting bikes and
rollerblades, especially in areas where
there are many vacationers. Homes locat-
ed near bike paths see an increase in value. And bike paths can help to reduce car
traffic and greenhouse gas emissions.
There are federal funds and programs
to encourage the creation of bike paths.
Let’s build bike paths into our community plans now, before the land is not available. The path along the Mokulele should
link to a new bike path along the proposed new road to the airport. The path
could then go from the airport area to
Kanahä Beach, to connect with the short
freestanding bicycle path that links
Kanahä Beach to Sprecklesville. Connecting Pä‘ia to Spreckelsville would be
another desirable step. And of course,
there’s finishing the Kïhei greenway and
linking that to the Mokulele bike path.
A bike path linking Wailuku to the
new and proposed developments along
the Honoapi‘ilani Highway to Mä‘alaea
could help reduce car traffic. Visitors
(and everyone else) would love pedaling
and enjoying the beauty of the ride between Mä‘alaea and Lahaina.
In the meanwhile, get out there and try
our new bike path. It’s fun!
Letters to the Editor
Dialogue needed at future
At the inspirational forum in Kïhei
called “Mäkena: Past, Present and Future,” there were some very moving
speakers on four different panels, including a panel of younger people.
The final panel, looking towards the
future of Mäkena, discussed how development might proceed. I was impressed
at the wisdom of that panel, especially the
idea that if people are interested in controlling growth, they need to act before
zoning changes occur. Once land is zoned
for building, it’s a done deal.
That panel also really drove home the
point that a dialogue with developers is
needed to do what is best for all. I certainly hope developers and those in the construction and labor trades will participate
in the future. I can see where that might
take some courage, but it is very important.
Thanks to all for making the event
happen. Akakü was there, so I hope a lot
of people see it when it airs or “on-demand” it.
Maury King
Mäkena forum concerns
I am writing to thank all who were involved with putting together the “Mäkena: Past, Present and Future” forum on
Monday, Jan. 21, at the Kïhei Community Center. I also want to thank all those
who attended, as community involvement
is the whole purpose of these types of
I do feel disappointed that the Dowling Company declined all of the many invitations to put someone a panel. The
construction and building trades also declined to send anyone to represent them.
It saddens me that a chance to have a discussion between the major landholders/developers and the environmental/
slow-growth community has been turned
Many of the panelists expressed their
concern with the future of the natural environment and the lifestyle of the area
changing drastically. There were a few
panelists who offered differing opinions
that showed all aspects of providing
needs of a rapidly growing community. I
thank them for their willingness to come
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on Rugs
Sharon McElroy’s rug
hooking skills are unique,
because she developed
them herself.
Crissa Hiranaga
Kïhei resident offers
a rug hooking workshop.
“It’s a lot of fun!”
Today, rug hooking
has come a long way. It
has even made its way
across the continent, over
the Pacific, and has landed on our little island. The
pioneer of rug hooking on
Maui is Kïhei resident
Sharon Faith McElroy.
And within the three years
she has been rug hooking,
Though historians may
argue over the dates and
places of when and where
people began pulling
fibers through a woven
backing (in essence, rughooking), the craft, as it is
practiced today, has been
popular in North America
for at least 200 years. In
McElroy recythe Eastern Seaboard of
New England and in
cles all sorts
Canadian Maritimes, rug
hooking was born out of
of fabrics that
necessity—cold floors
needed coverings during
she finds…
harsh winters. Povertystricken women employed whatever materials were available—old she has become such an
clothing and rags, rem- expert in her craft that she
nants from textile mills and three other accredited
for fibers, burlap from teachers will be holding a
feed bags for backing—to three-day workshop on
create rugs for their Maui this Wednesday
through Friday, Feb. 6, 7,
In the 1830s, U.S. fac- and 8.
tories began producing
Just as our American
machine-made rugs that forefathers began making
only the very rich
could afford. Onehundred years later, in the 1930s,
rug hooking had
given way to the
advent of industriSharon McElroy
alization and the
works on a
mass production
of floor coverings.
rug entitled
But the craft was
“Hula Aunties.”
re-popularized as
it gained recognition as an art form
and strict guidelines were formed
by artisans.
rugs out of adversity and
necessity, in a way, so did
McElroy. “I’ve had
fibromyalgia for many
years, so I had to quit
work when I was young. I
started looking for things
to do that were quiet,” explained McElroy. “I took
up knitting, but I developed tendonitis in my
hands. So I looked for
something else to do… I
took one of my husband’s
shirts and ripped it up. I
went down to the Salvation Army, bought a few
things, put the fabric on a
piece of burlap, and away
I went!”
McElroy found imaginative solutions to overcome the stumbling
blocks which arose in the
pursuit of her new hobby:
namely, the island’s lack
of resources (wool strips
traditionally used in rug
hooking) and the absence
of rug hookers on the island. Instead of wool,
McElroy recycles all sorts
of fabrics that she finds at
Loretta Gresham (left) and Harriet Cost enjoy rug hooking in McElroy’s weekly classes.
thrift stores and yard
sales. Instead of learning
from others, she is selftaught, via the Internet
and books.
The circumstances under which she has learned
rug hooking have allowed
her great artistic freedom
within a traditionally
rather regimented craft.
“The widely accepted
mode of rug hooking is
very symmetrical stitching: every loop is the
same size, height, and
width,” said McElroy.
“From a distance, it almost looks like a painting.
But because we don’t
have all that wool here…
and because I taught myself, I’ve ended up doing
it differently than any-
body else.”
McElroy plays with
shape, size, textures and
color to create magnificent pieces of utilitarian
art. “I’m getting more and
more willing to create. I
just keep going further
and further out of the
box,” she said. Her most
recent piece, entitled
“Earth, Air, Fire, Water,”
incorporates velvet and
glittery old cocktail dresses, which she found at a
thrift store.
For the past six
months, McElroy has
shared her talent and her
home with seven Maui
rug hookers who come to
her studio weekly for free
classes. She will open the
doors of her beautiful
Maui Meadows home and
studio for a three-day
“Hawaiian International
Hook-In” workshop and
“I love to encourage
people to just tap in. I didn’t know what I was doing at first. I just kept
thinking, ‘You can do it.
You can do it. Just let go.
Joining McElroy at the
workshop will be three
teachers from the Mainland, who McElroy describes as “masters” of the
craft: Sally Ballinger,
Linda H. Dwyer and
Robin Price. Courses will
include Creativity &
Hooking Outside the Box,
Designing Your Own
Rugs, Traditional and
Fine Shading, Punch &
Proddy Hooking, Creating a Story Rug, Finishing
Techniques, Embellishments, and Beginning
“People who come can
choose to attend the workshops or just sit and hook.
One teacher will be leading while the other three
will be circulating around,
giving help and ideas,”
McElroy explained.
The registration fee is
$150, and slots are being
filled quickly, as McElroy’s group of seven rug
hookers and participants
from the Mainland are already registered.
“I just want to share
this because it’s a lot of
fun,” said McElroy. “It’s
nice to have a lot of people around who like to do
what I like to do. We can
inspire each other.”
To learn more, visit,
or contact McElroy by
phone at 875-9182, or by
email at [email protected]
6 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
News at a Glance
$550,000 in fines for reef
Eve Hogan
Start With Heart
Clear the obstacles between you and love.
While practicing self-observation recently, I noticed that my automatic impulse is to retract my energy when something uncomfortable or potentially emotionally painful is going on. When I feel
like someone isn’t treating me the way I
want them to, or when someone I care
about is moody, I find myself automatically deploying the ego defense mechanism of contraction. Most of us do this as
an instinctual response to discomfort or
pain or conflict. The unconscious reasoning may sound something like, “Well, if he is
going to be that way,
whatever,” (with a lot of
silent, yet sarcastic, attitude) followed by an apathetic recoil of energy
as if he/she/it doesn’t
matter to us. Unconsciously, we think that
we will “show them”
with our indifference,
that they will suddenly
see what they are doing
and be the ones to wave the white flag of
love. Either that, or we launch an angry
attack on our loved one, thinking that we
can force them to behave differently.
When I realize that I am withdrawing,
I then take a moment to self-inquire to
see if my energy matches my goal. Ultimately, I remind myself that if my goal is
to create a healthier more loving relationship with the people in my life, a pulling
back or withdrawal of my energy (love)
is not going to lead me toward my goal,
nor is a lashing of the tongue.
The hardest thing for the ego to do
when faced with potential pain, is to let
down the armored guard (of apathy, or
anger, or righteousness, or hurt) and offer
love to the situation. However, the reality
is that if your goal is a more loving relationship, making the first move back toward love is the best thing you can possibly do.
For nearly all of us, our automatic response is to react with ego when something isn’t going right. The problem is
that ego is geared to separate us. Ego’s
mission is to protect, and while it serves
its purpose well, a heavily guarded heart,
or armored heart, often becomes a lonely
The following steps will help you to
“train your brain to start with heart,”
rather than ego.
First, remember what your goal is—a
healthy, loving relationship. You may opt
to leave it be if the discomfort is only momentary or with a total stranger, but when
it is your spouse, sweetheart, parents, siblings, kids, coworkers or someone else
you are planning to have an ongoing relationship with, your goal
is likely to be a happy,
productive relationship.
Step two: Simply notice your own response
to the event. When
something happens or
someone says something uncomfortable,
observe your thoughts
and energy. Do you pull
back and withdraw? Do
you respond equally unkindly? Do you stay
silent? Do you get even? Just notice what
you do.
Step three: Ask yourself if your actions, thoughts and words are leading you
closer to your goal or further away. If you
find that what you are thinking, doing and
saying are in alignment with creating a
healthy, loving relationship, then continue on! If, though, you find that your response to the situation is leading you
away from, or possibly even becoming
the very obstacle to, the goal of a healthy
loving relationship, rethink your choices.
In the moment when we become
aware that we have choices over our responses and every response either leads
closer to or further away from our goals,
we become powerful. The goal is to align
our thoughts, words and actions with who
we really are and what we are trying to
create. When you learn to start with
heart, you will quickly clear the obstacles
between you and love.
“… train
your brain
to start with
Answers to this week’s
from p. 21
Intellectual Foreplay
Question of the Week:
How do you respond to your loved
Love Tip of the
Self-observation is the
key to transformation. You
have to know “where you
are” in order to get where
you want to be.
Eve Hogan, author of
How to Love Your Marriage,
Intellectual Foreplay, Virtual
Foreplay, and Way of the
Winding Path, is also the
proprietor of The Sacred
Garden, a nursery and healing sanctuary in Makawao.
For coaching or speaking
events, call (808) 573-7700.
Website: www.EveHogan
.com. Blog: www.AskEveAd Send questions to
[email protected]
Board of Land and Natural Resources
(BLNR) levied $550,000 in administrative fines on Friday, Jan. 25, against tour
company Maui Snorkel Charters for
damaging coral off of the coast of
Molokini. Maui Snorkel Charters, which
operates under Maui Dive Shop, has
been issued the largest fine ever by the
state in a case involving coral damage
within a marine life conservation district, said Dan Polhemus, administrator
of the state Division of Aquatic Resources. The BLNR also suspended the
company’s Molokini commercial use
permit for its Kai Anela tour boat, with
the term of suspension yet to be determined.
However, the decision does not affect
Maui Snorkel Charters’ permits to operate three other vessels in the Molokini
conservation district, Polhemus said. He
said Maui Snorkel Charters co-owner
Jeffrey Strahn appeared before the
BLNR yesterday, expressing “true remorse” and “a sincere apology” for actions that led to the Sept. 29, 2006, sinking of the 32-foot Kai Anela and the subsequent salvage efforts that killed or injured 661 to 871 coral colonies.
According to Polhemus, the
$550,000 in fines will be put into a fund
to benefit the Molokini Marine Life
Conservation District and negotiations
are under way to allow Maui Snorkel
Charters to pay the fines in installments.
Housing authority addresses
THE MAUI NEWS - In a public discussion
held at the Maui Economic Opportunity
Family Center on Tuesday, Jan. 22,
Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority Director Chad Taniguchi announced that
he and his staff have addressed nearly all
the concerns raised by project residents
and County Council members three
months ago. The audience of about 25
people credited Taniguchi for making
serious headway, but they said security,
trouble-making tenants, parking, a lack
of playgrounds and the poor appearance
of the projects remain significant problems.
In October, the County Council approved a resolution calling for an investigation into living conditions in Maui’s
451 state public housing units. Tuesday’s meeting was a follow-up to meetings held late last year in which allegations of poor living conditions, dangerous surroundings and mismanagement at
several state housing projects were addressed by state officials. In 2007, Gov.
Linda Lingle released $25 million in
housing repair funds and in the current
legislative session, she has proposed an
additional $26.4 million for public housing. The housing authority plans to
spend $1.15 million in 2008 on Maui for
permanent repairs to Kahekili Terrace
and Makani Kai Hale, and Taniguchi
said the authority will request nearly
$2.3 million in repairs for 2009, advising residents to contact their state lawmakers to support the funding bill.
and Upcountry Maui during the period
of Jan. 17–23, despite moderate to brisk
trade winds and mostly dry conditions.
“Water usage is low, even though we
haven’t had much rain this past week. I
appreciate our customers who are increasing their awareness of their consumption habits and are using less water,” Eng said.
In addition, the overall demand on
most of the county’s water systems from
Jan. 17 to Jan. 23 was below the average
for January 2007, although slightly up
from the previous week. Eng emphasized the need to develop effective conservation habits during the cool, damp
winter season as the Department of Water Supply gears up for increasing demands during the dry summer.
Although many areas of the islands
were dry during the week, the Upcountry system benefitted from a series of
showers on the upper slopes of the East
Maui watershed, which replenished the
Upcountry reservoirs and increased daily flow in the Wailoa Ditch that is also
tapped by the county system. The West
Wailua Iki rain gauge recorded daily
rainfall, with highs of 1.23 inches on
Thursday, Jan. 24, and 1.21 inches on
Sunday, Jan. 20. On Friday, Jan. 25, the
Upcountry reservoirs held 160 million
gallons, 89 percent of capacity.
The water systems are likely to receive an additional boost during the
week, as the National Weather Service
forecasted wet trade winds beginning on
Sunday, Jan. 27. “The numbers look
good compared to last year,” Eng said.
“This will go a long way to protecting
our supply for our children and grandchildren.”
Legislature considers task
force report
THE MAUI NEWS - A 140-page report
from the Maui Health Initiative Task
Force prompted three state senators
from Maui County to file legislation in
the 2008 Legislature on Wednesday,
Jan. 22. The state Senate delegation offered seven bills for consideration in the
session that opened on Wednesday, Jan.
16, including proposals on limiting
physician liability, health insurance premium caps and a pilot project on fluoridation to address dental health in Maui
The legislative package was put together by Sens. Roz Baker of West and
South Maui, Shan Tsutsui of Central
Maui, and J. Kalani English, who represents East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i and Kahoolawe.
State senators agreed with the task
force that action should be taken to
streamline the certificate of need process
this year. Although she is a member of
the state Senate Health Committee, Sen.
Baker said she cannot promise a hearing
on any of the legislation drafted out of
the task force report, as under legislative
rules, committee chairs determine what
bills are heard for action.
Task Force Chairwoman Rita Barreras said she would resubmit a request
by the task force that it be given the
$100,000 appropriation that was attached to its legislative mandate, as it
was denied the funding last year. BarWater use stable
reras said task force members could use
THE MAUI NEWS - Water Director Jef- the funds to travel to the State Capitol to
frey Eng reported last week that water lobby for health care proposals.
use remained stable in Central, South
January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 7
Husband and wife healing team
Dave and Jackie Reed are
a husband and wife healing team who work together using the wisdom
of Ayurveda.
bring Ayurvedic therapies to
Maui. “There is a spiritual
aspect to this form of healing.”
symptoms are still subtle
or vague. And like
acupuncture, Ayurveda
has marma or pressure
Sasha J. Schorr
Reed, with an active
chiropractic practice in
After quitting a job
Southern California for
building rocket engines as
the past 20 years, has also
an aerospace engineer,
been an herbalist and masDavid Reed decided to ensage therapist for 35 years,
ter the field of healing.
a Reiki master and DNA
“My mother was a
healer. He is a graduate of
nurse and I always bethe California College of
lieved in healing,” said
Ayurveda, where he
Reed. “I’ve always wantearned a Clinical Ayurveed to be in the healing
da Specialist degree.
field.” He began a chiroHe and his wife, Jackpractic practice and exie, have owned and operpanded into massage therated their Ayurveda Healapy and Ayurvedic healing Center for over 10
ing, an ancient system of
years, expanding the chihealthcare native to the
ropractic business into a
healing center that also inRoughly translated from
cludes massage, Ayurveda
means “knowledge of
Karma, herbal consultalife.”
tions and therapies.
“The purpose is to help
Jackie also earned an
people feel better, to do
Ayurveda Specialist deyoga and establish a better
gree at the same school
connection to God,” said
Dave attended. She speReed. Ayurveda is the tracializes in pulse analysis,
ditional healing science of
a method used to deterIndia, dating back to 3,000
mine one’s imbalances
through analyzing one’s
“I was almost forced
into Ayurvedic healing,”
said Jackie. “I went on to
learn pulse analysis. I love
it. I enjoy every day.” She
also has a degree in natural sciences.
Originally from the
Philippines, Jackie has integrated her training from
her grandmother’s traditional healing techniques
into her herbal and
Ayurvedic practice. She is
a certified medical intuDave Reed helps relieve pain with deep tissue massage therapy. itive, a DNA healer and a
B.C., which heals body,
mind and spirit. Ayurveda
treats diseases in a natural,
safe and effective way
through the use of herbs,
dietary and lifestyle
changes, light, sound, aromatherapies, yoga, meditation, chanting and Pancha Karma, a 10-day program of detoxification and
This centuries-old science reveals and honors
the uniqueness of the individual. According to
Reed, there are three vital
aspects of an individual’s
makeup called doshas—
Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—
representing movement,
metabolism and structure.
The unique balance of
these three doshas in one’s
body and mind will determine one’s makeup. According to the wisdom of
Ayurveda, imbalances in
an individual’s doshas
will ultimately create disease. Ayurveda recognizes imbalances at a
much earlier stage than
Western medicine, when
With an innate knowledge of Ayurveda, Dave Reed formulates a specific combination of herbs
for each patient’s needs.
Reiki master.
“Ayurveda is about
lifestyle changes—herbs
are only a steppingstone,”
said Jackie. “There is a
spiritual aspect to this
form of healing.”
The husband and wife
healing team moved to
Maui for semi-retirement
and opened a center to
continue offering selected
herbal products and
Ayurvedic treatments,
therapeutic bodywork,
consultations and informal
Located in the heart of
Kïhei at Dolphin Plaza,
2395 S. Kïhei Road, Suite
121-B, Maui Herbs offers
a full-service Ayurvedic
clinic featuring Pancha
Karma, consultations, and
many other traditional
Ayurvedic healing therapies.
“Because I combine
deep tissue massage with
other types of therapies, I
get excellent results,” said
Dave. “People feel relaxed and pain-free, with
increased motion.” He
does a lot to relieve body
pain, including work on
spasms and scar tissues.
Treating skin problems
such as acne and eczema
are among the other suc-
Maui Herbs offers
200 different herbs,
which are screened
for pesticides, bacteria and heavy metals
cess stories for Maui
Herbs. The Reeds have also witnessed success in
treatment of weight loss.
The Reeds have mixed
clientele of locals and
tourists. They have treated
people from all over the
world, including tourists
from Canada, Sweden and
Spain. Various celebrity
clients from Los Angeles,
such as Carole King, Toni
Collette and Phylicia
Rashad, have utilized the
service of Pancha Karma.
Maui Herbs carries the
largest selection of herbs
on the island, offering 200
different varieties with
which to treat their clients.
Herbs are shipped in from
screened for pesticides,
bacteria and heavy metals.
The pill-making machine
within the store produces
100 capsules at a time of
herbal formulations made
specifically formulated for
each client.
For more information
or a consultation, call 8799920 or visit
Lots of new
Certificates Available
Azeka Place - Mauka
1279 S. Kihei Road
8 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
Financial Focus
George Jansen
Will Presidential Election
Year Affect Investors?
As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a
presidential election year. As a citizen,
you may well have a great deal of interest
in the election. But how about as an investor? How does an election year affect
the investment climate? And—again from
the perspective of an investor—does it
matter who wins?
To begin with, let’s examine how the
stock market reacted in the past to the selection of a president. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose in nine of the past
11 presidential election years, with an average gain of slightly more than 9 percent.
So it’s clear that, for the most part, the
market has done pretty well when America goes to the polls.
Does the election or re-election of a
president just make us more optimistic,
leading us to invest more heavily and
thereby drive up the markets? Probably
not. In reality, many factors—such as corporate profits, geopolitical concerns, interest rates and inflation—drive stock prices.
And this is true in all years, whether an
election is held or not. Consequently,
stock returns from past presidential election years, while impressive, cannot serve
as a reliable predictor of what the market
might do in 2008.
Now, let’s turn to the next question: As
an investor, how will the outcome of the
election affect you? There’s not really a
simple answer. In the past, the stock market has performed well—and performed
poorly—under both Democrats and Republicans. Of course, candidates of both
parties will have different priorities and
try to enact different economic agendas,
and these priorities may have some impact—although one that’s notoriously
hard to predict—on different market sectors. In short, no one can accurately forecast the effect of this November’s election
on the financial markets, and that won’t
change even after the nominees are
Instead of pondering the “what-ifs” involved in a presidential election, you’re
much better off following some tried-andtrue investment strategies. Here are a few
to consider:
• Keep on investing. World events may
be good or bad, and the stock market
may be up or down—but no matter
what happens, the most successful investors stay in the market. Look for
quality investments and hold them until
either your needs change, or the investments themselves undergo some type
of transformation.
• Know your risk tolerance. If you’re losing sleep at night over your investments, you’re probably taking on more
risk than the amount with which you
are comfortable. At the same time, if
your investments are putting you to
sleep, they may be too conservative,
which could mean they’re not providing the growth necessary to help you
meet your goals. Strive for a balance
that fits your investment personality.
• Think long-term. If you’re constantly
adjusting your investment mix in response to short-term events, you’ll
probably rack up big commissions and
you almost certainly won’t make the
necessary progress toward your important objectives, such as a comfortable
retirement. So, train yourself to ignore
daily or weekly or monthly price fluctuations and keep your eyes on the far
horizon. If you’ve chosen the right investments, they should be designed to
help you work towards your goals in
exchange for your patience.
This November, don’t forget to vote.
But before and after Election Day, cast
your ballot for solid investment technique.
George Jansen is a financial advisor
located in the Island Surf Building in
Kïhei. Call him at 891-8113 for further information.
Last in a three-part series.
1. Your business has changed or
2. You apologize for your site when
referencing it;
3. Your site isn’t user-friendly;
4. Your site looks old;
New villas on Maui
Capturing a new generation of affluent
and luxury-oriented travelers, Capricorne
Villas now offers additional villas by
Ka‘anapali Beach to its members, bringing them a total of 70 villas worldwide to
select from. Through a revolutionary new
concept developed by founders Lars-Henrik Friis Molin and Marcus Haglid, Capricorne Villas was born from the traditional
private destination club design where
members pay a fee to have exclusive access to villas. However, with Capricorne
Villas’ new model, members are not required to pay a heavy deposit to join the
club, yet are still offered flexibility, service and three different levels of membership to suit their individual travel needs.
Capricorne Villas members pay a nominal
membership fee and then only pay for the
nights they utilize the villa.
MCC gets radiology grant
Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i has provided a $12,233 grant to support Maui
Community College’s Radiologic Technology Program. The program offers a
two-year associate degree in science and
combines classroom studies, hands-on exercises in laboratories and intensive, supervised clinical practice in affiliated hospitals. In presenting the grant, Dr. George
Talbot, Maui physician-in-charge at
Kaiser Permanente, cited the statewide
need for qualified radiologic technicians.
Kapi‘olani Community College offers the
Radiologic Technology Program on Maui
through collaboration among Kaiser, Maui
Memorial Medical Center, Maui Medical
Group, Maui Diagnostic Imaging, the
Cancer Institute of Maui and the Department of Labor’s Rural Development Project. The program is the only one of its
kind in Hawai‘i and is accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in
Radiologic Technology.
Improvements planned for
Market Street
Ground will be broken for the Market
Street Improvements Project, Mayor
Charmaine Tavares and the Department of
Public Works announced. The $6.448 million contract was awarded to Diversified
Machinery Inc., and will include constructing stamped concrete pavement, resetting basalt curbs, constructing simulated basalt curbs, installing drainage facilities, installing new roadway signs and
pavement markings, landscaping, roadway lighting and streetscapes.
Real estate faring better than
Mainland markets
Website Makeover
Like any print material, Websites need
an occasional makeover. But how can
you tell when the time has come for a
complete redesign, when simple maintenance, or patching and revising just won’t
do it any more?
Some signs that it’s time to redesign
your site include:
Business Briefs
5. It’s not bringing in inquiries and
helping you make sales;
6. Your site is costing you a fortune to
This third part of this three-part series
addresses the last two reasons.
It’s not bringing in inquiries and
helping you make sales.
If your site was designed long ago,
there’s a good chance it was designed as
“brochureware.” This means that the site
was designed just to act as an online
brochure. This was very common a few
years ago, when Websites were new. But
see WEBUSINESS p. 17
Maui’s real estate market is faring better than many places on the Mainland.
Last year, Maui condominium prices rose
to an average of around $817,000, but
home prices fell to an average of around
$921,000. A decline in condominium
sales was offset by a rise in home sales.
The market overall grew slightly to a little
over $2 billion. Darryl Betsill of Betsill
Brothers Construction, one of the island’s
busiest builders, said his firm is not expecting to slow down.
They’re sporting stylish clothes with a message:
peace–spread the word. At Maui Thing, you can
buy clothing with a conscience, like these
“Peace” shirts. Buy online at www.maui
Thing. Their mission is to create clothing
with a conscience via good design and a
dose of local style. The collection celebrates all that’s good about life on Maui,
putting a positive spin on protecting both
the ‘äina and the spirit of kama‘äina. Unlike other surf brands that imitate life on
Maui, Maui Thing is the real deal. Their
tees, tanks, hats and accessories have a
look and attitude that says fresh, funky,
fun and earth-friendly. The eco-conscious
designs are screen printed on a mix of jersey styles (organic when possible) with an
evolving selection for men and women.
The entire Maui Thing collection is available exclusively in their online shop, with
free shipping for all Maui residents. Visit
New VP for Hawai‘i Sugar
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.
announced Robert Lu‘uwai has been promoted to vice president of factory operations, effective immediately. Lu‘uwai will
assume responsibility for the Pu‘unënë
Mill and power plant, General Manager
Frank Kiger said. Lu‘uwai will continue to
report to Kiger. Hubert Symonds has been
promoted to Maui Brand operations manager. Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.
is the state’s largest sugar plantation and is
owned by Alexander & Baldwin Inc.
Hospital wing reopened
Maui Memorial Medical Center reopened a medical and surgical wing of the
hospital after more than a year of renovation. The Moloka‘i East wing, in the hospital’s Wailuku Tower, closed in October
2006 for patient-room renovations that included adding new bathroom fixtures,
countertops, cabinets and furniture. The
wing has 12 patient beds, which were taken out of service for the project when the
hospital opened its new four-story north
wing, the Kahului Tower. That wing houses an expanded ambulatory surgery center
and intensive and cardiac care units, as
well as physical therapy services. The hospital now has a total bed capacity of 209.
The Moloka‘i East wing provides specialized care to patients recovering from surgery or suffering from severe infections.
Maui Fin Co. to join PWA
Maui Fin Co. (MFC) will partner with
the Pacific Windsurfing Association
(PWA). The brand ambassador, Pio
Marasco, was instrumental in engineering
the partnership. He was excited to be identified with the latest growth in the sport.
MFC has 103 team riders, and a lot of
them are participating in the PWA world
tour. “We want to support them as much
as we can, thank you guys for your great
cooperation with MFC Hawai‘i. The new
events like the Ibiraquera and Cabo Verde,
Clothing with a conscience
and the growing Slalom series are amazStyle with a message has been an
ing. I had personally a chance to sail Punevolving trend in recent years, and now a
ta Preta and without a doubt, it’s one of the
collective of graphic artists on the Valley
best spots on the planet,” said Marasco.
Isle have come together to establish Maui
January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 9
Just Between
Best Buddies International has impacted thousands of lives around the
Best Buddies program shows
students the true meaning
of friendship.
or “buddy.” For more than mates to expand the realm
20 years, Best Buddies of opportunities for the
programs have fostered disabled. With program
Sarah Ruppenthal
one-to-one chapters on more than
British novelist Eliza- friendships by sponsoring 1,300 middle school, high
beth Dunphy once wrote, on- and off-campus activi- school and college cam“It’s the little things that ties ranging from arts and puses around the globe,
matter that add up in the crafts to attending sporting Best Buddies International
has successfully integrated
end, with the priceless events.
Best Buddies Interna- thousands of intellectually
thrilling magic found only
in a friend.” Friendship is tional Chairman Andrew disabled students into
a precious gift; the act of Kennedy Shriver created schools—paving the way
for socializabeing—and having—a the program in
tion within
friend is threaded into the 1989 while atthe workplace
fabric of humanity. And tending Georgeand the comaround the globe, thou- town University
sands of high school and after spending a
college students have dis- childhood surThe State
covered the true meaning rounded
of friendship as volunteers goodwill and David Caruso is one of of Hawai‘i is
several celebrity sponone of the few
for Best Buddies Interna- c o m p a s s i o n .
tional, a worldwide non- His
profit organization that Sargent Shriver and Eu- does not have an accreditbrings students with and nice Kennedy Shriver, ed Best Buddies volunteer
without intellectual dis- founded the Special program—but one Maui
abilities together through Olympics in 1968. In- resident is determined to
social inclusion activities. spired by his parents’ cre- change that. Mike McThe mission of Best do, “If we imagine it, we Cormick learned at an earBuddies International is to can build a better world,” ly age what it meant to be
end the social isolation of Shriver tapped into the “different,” as he witthose with intellectual dis- volunteer potential of his nessed the childhood
abilities by matching them fellow college students, struggles of his intellectuwith a non-disabled peer, encouraging his class- ally disabled brother. McCormick’s sister, Maureen, who played “Marcia
Brady” on the Brady
Bunch television series,
has been actively involved
in Best Buddies International as a volunteer
spokesperson for the organization. Several years
ago, Maureen attended a
Boston Red Sox baseball
game with a group of Best
Overwhelmed by the experience, she picked up
Anthony Shriver (left) and actor Rob Lowe (right) attend Best her cell phone and called
Buddies fundraising events to help “spread the word.”
Mike from the crowded
from p. 4
and share, and appreciate them for being
a part of shaping the vision of the future
of Mäkena.
Angie Hofmann
‘A‘ole means no
If affordable housing has to be
matched with big development requirements, and yet another private water hog
golf course built in dry, dusty, droughtstricken Wailea, I say, ‘a‘ole.
If affordable housing comes at the
price of reduced beach parking, reduce
beach access for locals, less open space,
more traffic congestion, more pressure on
our county’s inadequate and overbur-
dened infrastructure, the displacement
and destruction of what little remains of
native habitats and cultural sites, and the
destruction of reefs from construction and
chemical run off, I say ‘a‘ole.
If so called “affordable” housing
comes at the price of approving the
1,400-unit, 18-hole, private water-guzzling golf course—with sewer treatment
plant, and shopping center—the Wailea
670 proposed project on what little paradise remains for locals and tourist alike to
enjoy in South Maui, I say ‘a‘ole.
County Council members find a better
way to build “true affordables” for locals
that doesn’t come at such a high price.
Maui can’t afford these kinds of so-called
“affordables.” Aloha ‘äina.
Daniel Kanahele
(From left to right) Anthony Shriver, Olympic great
Carl Lewis, actress Kelly Hu and Best Buddy Jorge
grandstands. “This is
amazing,” she said. “You
need to start this on Maui.”
Without a second
thought, he agreed to do it.
After receiving the “green
light” from Anthony
Shriver in December
2007, he launched a campaign to secure the funds
needed to start the program in Maui County
schools. While the program is still in its preliminary phase, McCormick
said he has already received positive feedback
from Mayor Charmaine
Tavares, several state legislators and school administrators at Maui Community College, Kïhei Charter School and Maui High
School. As the first Best
Buddies program in the
State of Hawai‘i, Maui
County will set the stage
for a statewide effort educating students about the
emotional, functional and
natural needs and abilities
of people with intellectual
disabilities.“This program
builds bridges,” he said.
“It truly opens up a different world for these kids.”
In addition to building
lasting friendships, Best
Buddies also teaches in-
valuable leadership skills to student volunteers,
as they are empowered to translate awareness
and understanding of people’s
to California’s First Lady, Maria Shriver, is
an active participant in Best Buddies
their peers—arfundraisers.
guably one of
life’s most important les- across the globe, it has alsons. Each summer, stu- so caught the attention of
dent leaders from partici- some of Hollywood’s
pating high schools and biggest names. From Calicolleges are invited to at- fornia Gov. Arnold
tend the Best Buddies In- Schwarzenegger to actress
ternational Leadership Kelly Hu, a growing list of
Conference held at Indi- celebrities has signed on
ana University to discuss a as volunteers, participatrange of subjects, includ- ing in fundraising events
ing leadership, communi- to spread the magic of
cation and fundraising. Best Buddies Internation“The students that attend al.
this conference bring back
And with a little help
unlimited benefits to their from his friends, Mike
communities,” said Mc- McCormick will bring the
Cormick. “Not only do magic of Best Buddies to
they motivate others to un- Maui County.
derstand and accept disFor more information
abilities, but they also help on Best Buddies Internapersons with intellectual tional and how you can
disabilities become more help bring the program to
active members of socie- Maui
ty.” or
While Best Buddies In- contact Mike McCormick
ternational has changed at (808) 874-6846 or email
the lives of thousands of [email protected]
young men and women
10 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
The purpose of the Maui Crime Watch is to
inform residents about property crimes and
other activity in their neighborhoods.
Keep in mind that the listings below
only represent reports and calls to
police. Some calls are not authenticated
or pursued by officers.
• 5:27 p.m., theft reported in the 300
block of W. Wäkea Ave., Kahului
Friday, January 25
• 5:32 p.m., promoting detrimental
drugs reported in the 12000 block of
Häna Hwy., Häna
• 10:39 a.m., promoting detrimental
drugs reported in the 100 block of
Makani Road, Makawao
• 6:12 p.m., promoting detrimental
drugs reported in the 2400 block of S.
Kïhei Road
• 12:29 p.m., theft reported in the 1900
block of S. Kïhei Road, Kihei
• 7:13 p.m., theft reported in the 0–100
block of Kane St., Kahului
• 1:39 p.m., theft reported in the 2900
block of S. Kïhei Road
• 9:11 p.m., theft reported in the 300
block of Huku Li‘i Place, Kïhei
• 5:55 p.m., theft reported at Pier 1,
Kahului Harbor
Sunday, January 27
• 6:26 p.m., assault reported in the 100
block of Kanaloa Ave., Kahului
• 12:36 a.m., promoting dangerous
drugs reported in the 100 block of
Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului
• 8:14 p.m., burglary reported in the
400 block of S. High St., Wailuku
• 12:47 a.m., assault reported in the
1800 block of S. Kïhei Road
• 10:30 p.m., promoting dangerous
drugs reported in the 1700 block of
Mill St., Wailuku
• 1:12 a.m., assault reported in the
5000 block of Häna Hwy., Häna
• 11:58 p.m., burglary reported in the
2700 block of Palalani St., Pukalani
• 3:35 a.m., promoting dangerous drugs
reported in the 0–100 block of S.
Pu‘unënë Ave., Kahului
• 1:43 p.m., theft reported in the 0–100
block of Waipu‘ilani Road, Kïhei
Saturday, January 26
• 1:15 a.m., assault reported in the
1900 block of S. Kïhei Road
• 4:39 a.m., burglary reported in the
700 block of Kaonawai Pl., Kahului
• 2:43 p.m., burglary reported in the
600 block of Kulike Road, Ha‘ikü
• 6 p.m., burglary reported in the 500
block of Kaukahi St., Wailea
• 2:35 p.m., promoting detrimental
drugs reported in the 1800 block of S. • 11:53 p.m., theft reported in the
0–100 block of E. Lïpoa St., Kïhei
Kïhei Road
In six years one female
dog and her offspring
can produce 67,000 dogs.
Spaying and neutering your pet helps them live longer, healthier lives.
If you’re unable to adopt a pet, your tax-deductible donation to the Maui
Humane Society will help care for the many loving animals here on Maui.
Call the Spay/Neuter Assistance & Referral Hotline at 877-3616.
For location and hours of operation,
please call 877-3680 or visit
The photo above features an actual orphaned animal from the Maui Humane Society.
Mauka Gene Simpson
As heard over the airwaves
‘Female screaming in a foreign language
in Safeway’s parking lot.’
Thursday, January 17
3:21 P.M., KÏHEI
Two toddlers, apparently completely
unsupervised, play Hot Wheels with
abandoned joy, but in the middle of a
much-traveled street. “Cars maneuver to
get by them,” say callers. “Child neglect!” alleges 911, and sends a patrol car.
Friday, January 18
Mother reports 14-year-old daughter
adamantly refuses to go school today.
Police asked to step in on “beyond
parental control” basis.
12:30 P.M., KAHULUI
Speeding, driving recklessly, local male,
green pickup truck, guns it on Häna
Highway through town. A 911 police
alert is broadcast.
Saturday, January 19
8:30 A.M., MÄ‘ALAEA
Press release from Lt. Bobby Hill, MPD,
regarding midnight crash of a sports bike
and rider into Mä‘alaea guardrails: “The
male was 22 years old and was a resident of Wailuku. This is the first traffic
fatality for Maui County in 2008 compared to one at the same time last year.
The rider, ejected, was wearing a helmet.” Further, he “was a sergeant in the
U.S. Army, assigned to the recruiting
command, and stationed here on Maui.
Military officials have been notified.”
But, she says, “Looks like somebody
shot out all the windows with a BB
gun.” Police go.
Party stuck in stalled elevator, eighth
floor of resort. Per 911, fire, police, go.
Monday, January 21
9:45 A.M., WAILEA
Diesel oil spill, two to three feet across,
fronting major hotel. MFD Engine 14
goes, carrying absorbent, brooms and
shovels. Wailea security already on
3:21 P.M., UNKNOWN
“Juvenile female in custody,” says police
officer to 911. Nothing further.
8:29 P.M., WAILEA
A dozen boisterous drunkards making
themselves loudly heard in park between
Polo Beach and Kea Lani, says on-scene
security guard. “Too many to confront
all alone. Will leave area for now, and
await arrival of regular police.”
Tree branch reportedly fell on Nahele
Road. Power outages. Engine 2 responds
at night, inspects all trees around next to
power lines.
Tuesday, January 22
8:58 A.M., WAILUKU
“Persons unknown damaged her car,”
911 is told. Police go N. Market Street.
9:00 A.M., KÏHEI
9:12 A.M., LAHAINA
Backhoe afire. MFD units sent go put it
“Male said collapsed during a seizure.
Banged head, now bleeding,” say callers.
12:52 P.M., KAHULUI
Medics go Mala Wharf.
Second crash of motor vehicles, within
the same hour, inside Walmart parking
“Disorderly in progress.” Police dislot, says 911. Security. Police.
patched. No more radio exchanges heard
12:55 P.M., LAHAINA
on that case.
Male trapped down underneath a back1:49 P.M., KÏHEI
hoe. “Buried in soil from his chest-level
“Car crash, and possible vehicle fire,”
down,” say those there. MFD Ladder 3,
says 911. Engine 6 radios soon: “No
Rescue 10 assigned.
fire.” But 911 again radios, “A male
2:36 P.M., PÄ‘IA
involved is being held down by
bystanders. Maybe, something happened Blue and silver Grand Vitara tailgated by
“old beat-up looking pickup truck.” says
earlier?” Police get there quickly.
the caller. Seeing that Vitara driver now
6:06 P.M., WAILUKU
on cell phone the battered truck passes
Man stumbles into police station headby, it’s driver glaring. Area police alertquarters vestibule “having difficulty
ed watch for possible trouble.
breathing. Ambulance on the way,”
radios 911 dispatcher.
Kicked directly in the face by a horse.
6:17 P.M., KAHULUI
Female, 54, awaits medics. They go.
“Female screaming in a foreign language
3:10 P.M., KAHULUI
in Safeway’s parking lot.” As best
Near airport rental car stands, “Woman,
understood, someone jumped on the
55, collapsed. Not breathing.” Rescue
hood of her green pickup truck and is
10, Engine 1 rush there. “CPR in
still up there. Police, security, go.
progress,” soon reports R10, “and we did
Situation soon chills out.
shock her one time.” Apparently, sucSunday, January 20
cessfully, since, next, Engine 1 reports
Press release forwarded by MPD Press
“Patient leaving in care of medics.” One
Officer Lieutenant Tom: On Jan. 20 at
Rescue 10 CPR-giving firefighter goes
3:23 p.m. hours, Moloka‘i patrol officers hospital for treatment along with medics,
received information of cockfighting
activity being held. Officers arrived at
8:10 P.M., HA‘IKÜ
the property and conducted their investi- Nighttime services at “The Temple of
gation. They found a cockfight occurring Peace” on Ha‘ikü Road. “Choke motor
there. As a result of their investigation,
vehicles blocking the roadway,” per
police arrested four adult males
caller. 911 sends a patrol car
Caller found her missing car, says 911.
January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 11
East Ocean Chinese Restaurant
We invite you to come and celebrate Chinese New Year with us on Feb. 7, from 5 to 9
p.m., welcoming the Year of the Rat. We will
offer an exquisite buffet that includes succulent
seafood dishes (Soy Butterfly Shrimp, Scallops
with Bok Choy, Black Bean Mussels), local favorites (Roast Duck, Sweet and Sour Pork, Beef
Broccoli) and JAI (A traditional New Year’s
dish) in addition to much more. As you enjoy
your delicious meal, entertainment featuring
Lion Dancing performed by the Au’s Shaolin
Society from Honolulu will be provided.
Hopefully, the Lion will bring you Happiness
and Luck warding off any bad spirits as you enter into this New Year!
East Ocean, owned by a team of family
members, just celebrated their first year anniversary in November. The new owners created a menu that is full of time-honoring specialties. Because each entree is prepared to order,
the flexibility to create personalized dishes,
vegetarian dishes and special requests may all
be honored. Our specialized menu has attracted local clientele along with tourists from all
over the world. During the first year, we have
received many compliments on the excellent
quality of our food that has been served with
much “Aloha Spirit.”
Visit East Ocean Chinese Restaurant at
2463 S. Kïhei Rd or call 879-1988 for a reservation.
is one of the most sophisticated and challenging forms of workout ever invented. It can be
regulated to provide minimum exertion up to
the very strenuous without overworking the
heart and lungs. It is therefore suitable for both
the chronically ill and the competitive athlete
alike. It makes the weak strong, and the strong
even stronger. In standing, we investigate and
experience the nature of greater and greater relaxation. Sometimes we feel light as a feather,
like we’re standing on air, other times it’s as
though we’re as strong and rooted as a stone
statue. As more and more tension is released,
truly remarkable sensations occur and the exercise becomes effortless. Today many people
around the world experience amazing results
from this remarkable health and power development system. Call 280-7630 for more information.
Pacific Motor Works
This Chinese New Year 2008, Year of the
Rat, is predicted to be an exciting year with
many new beginnings and accomplishments
as the elements of Earth and Water come together. It should be a year of prosperity and
wealth for all of us here on Maui. We at Pacific
Motor Works Inc. in Kula wish everyone the
best in 2008. We also want you to take good
care of your vehicle in order to reap all the
benefits that should come in 2008! Pacific Motor Works Inc. is a full service auto and truck
repair facility. Although our specialty is the reA Sense of Well Being:
pair of European imported vehicles, we now
The Benefits of Zhan Zhuang
offer that same expertise and care to all AmerChi Gung Zhan Zhuang (Standing Medita- ican and Asian cars, SUVs and trucks. Our
tion) calms the nerves, increases stamina, im- skilled staff of technicians is available for all
proves the body’s self-healing power and pro- your vehicle maintenance and service needs.
vides a remarkable sense of well being. There To schedule an appointment as soon as possiis a great deal of scientific research available ble, call 878-2698 or visit us at 3135 Lower
verifying the ability of the standing exercises to Kula Road behind Kula Hardware. Aloha,
heal a wide variety of health challenges. But good luck, and have a very prosperous 2008.
don’t be fooled by the simplicity. Zhan Zhuang
Topaz Goldsmith & Gallery
Topaz Goldsmith & Gallery moved to their
new location after 19 years at the Rainbow
Mall. You can now visit them in Dolphin
Plaza, located at 2395 S. Kïhei Road, downstairs in unit #117. David Fairclough is one of
the most talented jewelers on this island, and
his wife, Nancy, is the resident gemologist. Together they create and sell unique pieces from
their very successful store. They are most
known for their popular selection of ear pins
and spiral earrings, but they also sell a nice selection of Citizen, Seiko and Pulsar watches,
diamond bracelets, necklaces and earrings,
wedding sets and top quality jade and gemstones. If you have a unique piece in mind,
David can create just about anything you desire.
Come join us for
Welcome All Former
Cutter Maui Clients
• Scheduled Maintenance to Major Overhauls
• Factory & Extended Warranty Service
• Custom & Performance Products & Installation
• Collision Repair • Restorations • Detailing
• Tires • Wheels • Exhaust • Batteries
• Towing • Air Conditioning
• Computer & Electronic Diagnostics
Saturday, February 9th
7:00PM in front of
Free toys for the
Free noise makers
for the adults
Free food for all.
Join us for a family
Goldsmith & Gallery
The Dealer Alternative
Factory Trained Technicians
3135 Lower Kula Rd · Behind Kula Hardware
Dolphin Plaza
2395 S. Kihei Rd.
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Chinese New Year
Dinner Buffet
See us at the
Wailuku Chinese
New Year Festival
$19.95 per person
Saturday, February 2nd
10 AM–2 PM
February 7th, 5–9PM
Lion dancing at 6PM and 8PM
Seafood To-Fu Soup
Shrimp Cocktail · Pickled Vegetables · Chicken Salad
Papaya · Orange · Crab Rangoon
Ha‘ikü Maui Orchids, Inc.
2612 Pololei Pl., Ha‘ikü, HI 96708
Heal Injury
Jai · Soy Buttered Shrimp · Scallop w/Baby Bok Choy
Steamed Fish Fillet · Black Bean Mussels · Roast Duck
Crispy Chicken Wings · Orange Chicken · Beef Broccoli
Sweet & Sour Pork · Char Siu Fried Rice · Vegetable Lo Mein
Rebuild Immune
Coconut Tapioca · Sa Yung
Martial Art
Authentic Lineage
Mark Cohen
Next to
Open Daily
Chinese Restaurant
2463 S. Kïhei Rd.
[email protected]
South Maui
Reservations available for parties of 5 or more only.
Two days advance ordering required for menu items and set dinners.
12 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
Adjustable Mortgages vs. Fixed Rate
Learn all the details to decide which loan you
should choose.
Your mortgage
broker is an expert
on ARMs and other
loans available today.
Tricia Morris, President · Premiere Mortgage
South Maui
Kanani Wailea
$1,550,000 FS
Sun, Feb 3 · 1–4PM
Gary Mooers · R(B)
Take Advantage…
…of our free open house listing
when you advertise with the
One free open house listing
for participating agents
Call 875-1700
With the news dominated by stories of
subprime lending and Mainland foreclosures, one might ask, why write a column
on adjustable rate mortgages verse fixed
Here’s the reason: Adjustable rate
mortgages (or ARMs) are not, in and of
themselves, a problem. They can become
one when matched with inadequate financial resources to absorb the adjustment
when interest rates rise after the initial
low introductory rate ends.
ARMs were introduced in the 1980s
when interest rates were astronomical.
Banks tied up with earlier mortgage loans
at 5 percent were paying more for money
than could be earned with existing loans.
People wanted to buy but couldn’t afford
to do so at the high interest rate.
Loans were created with names like
graduated payment plans, rollover mortgages, shared equity loans and pledged
account mortgages. But the one that survived and thrived was the ARM.
The ARM shifts the risk of changing
interest rates from the lender to the borrower. If rates go up, the borrower pays
more to cover that increase. If rates go
down, the borrower benefits at the next
adjustment with a lower payment.
The appeal to the borrower is increased
when the ARM option is accompanied by
an initial “teaser” interest rate that is below the prevailing interest rate. Some
ARMs don’t adjust for several years—
three, five, or even seven—but others only last a year or two before an adjustment.
An ARM can work for someone who is
anticipating increased income, or for
someone who does not plan to be in the
house that long before they move. For
these individuals, a lower monthly payment can be a motivating factor in deciding between a 30-year fixed and an ARM.
That decision must, however, be an informed one. The borrower should know
all the details of the ARM and not only focus on the lower monthly payment. Some
ARMs deal with the lower payment
amount being paid by taking the difference between the payment and the actual
cost of the money and adding it to the total amount of the loan.
This creates negative amortization, a
situation where the borrower owes more
at the end of the year than they did at the
beginning of the year. Your mortgage broker is an expert on ARMs and other loans
available today. Before making the ARM
vs. 30-year fixed decision, be a fully educated borrower and learn all the details to
decide which loan you should choose.
Premiere Mortgage has offices in Maui
and Kaua‘i providing a wide range of
services to the real estate community. Tricia Morris may be reached on Maui in
Kïhei at 874-8800, Wailea at 891-8900,
West Maui at 665-8800, and on Kaua‘i at
(808) 822-2300 or toll-free at (800) 8137711.
Composting Workshop
Bagged green waste sent to the landfill
will not turn into compost. Let leaves,
branches, kitchen waste (fruits, veggies,
coffee grounds, coffee filters, tea bags,
etc.) and junk mail decompose naturally,
which will save landfill space and produce a great growth stimulant for your
Worms will be in attendance at a composting workshop, according to Compost-
Furniture Showroom • Designers on Staff
151 E. Wakea Ave. • Courteous and Friendly Sales People
• House & Condo Packages Available
Mon-Sat 10-5
ing and Vermicomposting Instructor
Wilma Nakamura. Worms will eat your
food waste and junk mail and create a
great soil amendment.
Learn how easy composting really is at
a workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb.
9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the MOA center, 164 Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului.
Register by calling Nakamura at 5733911.
January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 13
Maui Home & Garden
Real Estate
The value of property
is determined by what
someone is willing
to pay for it.
Chris Bakeman PB · Chris Bakeman
Realty LLC
Appraisers are independent third parties hired by the lender to determine the
value of the property for purchasing, selling or refinancing. They are state licensed, which requires education, apprenticeship and passing an exam. Appraisers are bound by ethical and legal
obligations, and usually their opinion is
When you are purchasing a home,
your lender will hire an appraiser to determine the current value of the home at that
time. The appraiser will compare your
property with similar properties that have
sold in the same area in the past three to
six months. They will take photos of your
property, look at permitted structures and
additions, and measure the structures. Unpermitted additions or structures are usually not given a value.
If the appraised value is lower than
your purchase price, you have a few options. Determine if there are any compa-
In today’s market, the buyer
dictates the price
of property.
rable properties the appraiser didn’t find,
or renegotiate the terms of the sale with
the seller. This is where a realtor comes in
Should a seller obtain an appraisal to
determine the asking price for their
home? My opinion is no. Whether prices
are rising or dropping, the appraisal is only good for that moment in time. In today’s market, the buyer dictates the price
of property. Many sellers believe their
home is worth more than what a current
market analysis shows, however, value of
property is determined by what someone
is willing to pay for it.
With an abundance of inventory and
many sellers dropping prices to sell, buyers have lots of homes to choose from.
Chris Bakeman, PB (principal broker), has been a realtor since 1997, working with both buyers and sellers. Now
with her own company, she offers an affordable way to sell your home starting as
low as $500 on the MLS, or full service
for only $4,000. Call 283-6126.
Mold: After the Deluge
Professional advice for local property owners
after the big storm.
In the wake of December’s big storm,
many homeowners may be sensing a
musty smell in their water-damaged
dwelling. Although they thought they had
taken care of the problem because their
home or condo appeared to be dried out,
their troubles may not be over.
“Dry doesn’t stink,” said PuroClean
Emergency Restoration Services Owner
Mark Hoenig. “If that musty or moldy
smell is showing up, something is still
wet. And this long after the storm, that wet
area very likely has mold.”
In the right temperature, mold can
grow almost anywhere there is moisture
and a food source. On Maui, the conditions are almost always mold-friendly.
According the Hoenig, after water
damage has occurred, most people are only concerned with getting their carpet or
floor dry. They don’t realize the water
may have wicked up into the drywall,
seeped under walls into adjoining rooms,
or penetrated into cabinets or furniture.
Moana Estates, 4 bedroom, 4 bath
Stucco home on large, 9724 sq ft
finished view lot in great, new, South
Kïhei neighborhood, 90 Moana Ave.
Carpet that feels dry may still have plenty
of water in the pad underneath and walls,
ceilings, or cabinets may contain excess
moisture, even though they don’t feel wet
to the touch.
Water damage professionals detect the
presence of excess moisture using a moisture meter: an electronic instrument that
measures the moisture content of drywall,
wood and other materials, without harming them.
An unpleasant smell is not the only
negative effect of mold, which can cause
irritating, unhealthy allergens. Symptoms
and health risks escalate as the length of
exposure increases.
Property owners should seek professional help in dealing with mold issues. A
mold hygienist or mold testing company
can test for the presence of mold, and
identify the type(s) of mold in the home—
some are more serious than others.
If there is a significant amount of
see MOLD p. 16
Ke Ali‘i Kai, 4 bedroom, 3 bath plus
Ohana, 8685 sq ft view lot with ponds
and waterfall, Highly upgraded with
granite and Stainless, 188 Kulipu‘u St.
Surf all Maui Listings at
· Kihei 3 bed/2 bath 3 yrs. young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$475,000
· Maui Meadows 2 bed/2 bath det. 1 bed/1 bath inground pool
& hot tub, 1/2 acre starting bid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$999,995
Chris Bakeman
Realty, LLC
Chris Bakeman, PB
It’s easy!
Buy a Web ad and receive
a free link to your Website
at no extra charge.
Call 875-1700 ext. 10 for
advertising opportunities.
· Sandhills Estates lot w/permitted plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$325,000
· Wailuku 4 bed/2.5 baths 3 years young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$599,000
· Kihei 2 bed/2 bath w/plans for ohana across from beach
private & quiet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$650,000
· Maui Meadows sweeping ocean & mtn. views . . . . . . . . . .$1,195,000
· Investors dream Maui Meadows . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7900/month income
14 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
Where to Eat
Ale House - SPORTS BAR. Broad variety of
menu items. Sports and games on TV.
355 E. Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului.
Aroma D’Italia Ristorante - TRADITIONAL
SOUTHERN ITALIAN. Dinner every night,
5–9 p.m. 1881 S. Kïhei Road. 879-0133
JAWZ Island Style Grill - ISLAND STYLE
MEXICAN. Burritos, tacos, nachos, and salsa bar. Azeka Mauka, Kïhei. 874-TACO
Serving breakfast, lunch and supper. Dolphin Plaza, Kïhei. 891-2290
Five Palms - BEACH GRILL. Breakfast, lunch
and dinner. Open Daily. 2960 S. Kïhei
Road. 879-2607
Joe’s Bar and Grill - SIMPLY DELICIOUS
DINNERS. Served from 5 p.m. Nightly specials. At the Wailea Tennis Center. 8757767
Mulligan’s on the Blue - IRISH PUB. Serving
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live entertainment. On Wailea Blue Course. 8741131
Joy’s Place - VEGAN/VEGETARIAN. Healthy
dining. Open for lunch. 1993 S. Kïhei
Road. Island Surf Building, Kïhei. 8799258
Pita Paradise - AFFORDABLE MEDITERRANEAN. Gyros and salads. Lunch and
dinner. Kïhei Kalama Village. 875-7679
Ruby’s - FAMILY-STYLE FUN. Burgers, fries.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului. 248-7829
Gian Don’s - ITALIAN. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. 1445 S. Kihei Road. 874-4041
Tasty Crust - ONO LOCAL FAVORITES. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1770 Mill St.,
Wailuku. 244-0845
Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods - NATURAL FOODS STORE. With juice bar, hot bar,
salad bar and espresso bar. 2411 S. Kïhei
Road. 875-4356
South Maui
Breakfast items, deli sandwiches and Internet access. Open 6 a.m.–5 p.m.
Mä‘alaea Harbor Shops. 249-2708
Henry’s Bar and Grill - SPORTS BAR.
Cheese steaks. Lunch, dinner, appetizers.
Open 10 a.m. to midnight. Lïpoa Center,
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Matteo’s Pizzeria - AUTHENTIC ITALIAN.
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Sarento’s on the Beach - CONTEMPORARY
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Shangri-La By The Sea - AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE. Lunch and dinner daily. 760
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Stella Blues - AMERICAN. Creative breakfast, lunch and dinner. Azeka Mauka,
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Who Cut the Cheese - WINE/CHEESE. Panini grilled sandwiches. Daily 11 a.m.–2
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Casanova - ITALIAN DELI by day and fine
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mold, it needs to be handled and removed
in a way that ensures the living environment is left clean and healthy and minimizes the chances of the mold returning.
A common mistake made when attempting to remove mold is to “reach for
the bleach.” Professional mold removers
do not use bleach, for a number of reasons:
Although bleach kills live (active)
mold, it doesn’t kill mold spores;
Bleach is completely ineffective when
dry, so mold will often show up again in a
week or two;
Bleach is very caustic. In addition to
the fumes being unhealthy to inhale, it can
ruin carpets and furniture.
Treating mold with a mixture of bleach
and water can actually feed the mold, by
providing it with additional moisture.
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dation. Several residents, including canoe
club members and lifelong surfers,
protested the “erosion” of
recreational and cultural
activities in Kahului Harbor.
However, Wailuku resident Fred Rugee thought
otherwise. “I’m in favor of
the west breakwater,” he
said. “We should not allow
surfing in the harbor, and
we should phase out the canoe club… allowing
surfing in the harbor is like
allowing skateboarders on
our highways.”
Drawing a comparison
to O‘ahu’s harbors, Warren
Shibuya testified that while
modernization is necessary
to accommodate population growth, the draft does not outline a
proper implementation of a new harbor
infrastructure. In particular, he said, “We
are critically vulnerable to natural disasters… we should operate outside of
Kahului Harbor until it is modernized.”
Armed with stacks of documents,
Pacific Whale Foundation spokesperson
Brooke Porter advised the panel to conduct more in-depth studies,
contending that the current
plan would threaten three
endangered species: the
Hawaiian Green Sea turtle,
the Hawaiian monk seal
and the humpback whale.
“It is not adequate and it is
not in compliance with the
Endangered Species Act,”
she said.
Sierra Club and Save
Kahului Harbor member
Karen Chun offered a “no
cost” solution to decongest
the crowded harbor. “Put
freight first and get the passenger boats out of Kahului
As the evening came to
a close, Uncle Les Kulolio took the microphone. “The plan should come after
the EIS, not the other way around. This is
80 percent economics, and 20 percent
about the people of Maui.” As he looked
across the crowded room, he reminded
the awestruck audience to “be responsible
and have kuleana.”
For more information, visit to download the
Draft EIS, or copies of the draft can be
viewed at the Wailuku and Kahului public libraries.
Residents may submit written comments regarding the Draft EIS by Thursday, Feb. 28, to John Kirkpatrick, Belt
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January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 17
Joseph Bean
It may be time to
consider an entire
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One Voter, One Vote? It’s Possible.
The American system for electing the
president and vice president has been
changing steadily since 1804 when a law
was passed to force the candidates, or
their parties, to state clearly which of the
candidates running together would be
president and which would be vice president. Before that, the one with the most
votes (in a very complex system) was
president and the runner-up was vice president—just like in a school or club election.
Personal values versus party values. Rudy
Giuliani is pro-gay rights and pretty much proabortion. Republicans, we are told, do not share
these values.
There is no Constitutional recognition
of political parties at all. Over the past 204
years, however, as the Constitutionallyfounded basis for elections has become
less and less meaningful—even less
workable—in our changing world, we
have allowed the dominant political parties to swoop into every void and set up
camp as arbiters of the system, and ultimately, determiners of the presidency. In
a world where ordinary citizens had very
little education, got their news very late
and in sparse bits—especially outside major cities—and in which the average
American seldom traveled, the electoral
college concept was the only hope of
“timely” elections.
Without getting into the complexities
created by two centuries of the election
process failing to keep pace with the environment of American citizenship, let me
remind you that you never vote for a presidential candidate. Instead, your vote is
cast for the elector (chosen by a political
party) who is likely to support the candidate whose name is on your ballot. Party
rules determine whether that will actually
happen. Also, because electors are distributed by state-party organizations with
variable rules, we have the situation
where a candidate might take the most
popular votes and lose the election.
Look at Nevada 2008. Hillary Clinton
won the popular vote, but Barack Obama
picked up one more elector, in a mathematical division so messy that news agencies reported the results, corrected their
reports, and then corrected their corrections. We saw the national-level version
of this when Al Gore got over a half-million more votes than George W. Bush in
2000, but lost the election by five electors.
A similar thing happened in 1876 and
1888. There have been other times—like
the election of Bill Clinton in 1992—
when presidents did not get the majority
of the popular vote, but took office thanks
to the quirks of the current system.
“We the people of the United States”
must assert ourselves and demand that our
votes count. We are no longer a nation of
under-educated bumpkins who need the
paternal care of electors, or require the intervention of political parties in our right
to have each voter’s one vote counted as
“One Vote” for the candidate chosen. We
can make our own choices, and we can do
it in an orderly and timely way. Federal
laws implementing Constitutional requirements and recognizing the circumstances of the world in 1789 made sense.
Now, not so much.
States and electors and Congress are
given lots of time to play their roles in selecting the president. Electors, for example, have a period from the first Tuesday
after the first Monday of November until
the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December to get their votes from
state meetings to the U.S. capitol.
It doesn’t take five-and-a-half weeks to
get news to D.C. Now we can do that in
about one nanosecond! We don’t need political parties telling us how to elect presidents and when to vote for them, and all
too often, profoundly altering the sentiment represented by the popular vote
through rules that distribute those votes
among candidates differently in different
We don’t need to conduct 1789 elections in 2012. It is time, and well past
time, to put the selecting of the American
president, for the first time ever, into the
hands of the citizens of the United States.
Even so, I am not saying there is no
place for political parties. There is. The
parties work out platforms of ideas and
ideals, representing a particular vision,
that help to educate and even enlighten
politicians, but candidates are no longer
hidebound by their parties’ positions.
Rudy Giuliani is for gay rights and maybe
not against abortion; Mike Huckabee and
Ron Paul are for dismantling the IRS.
These positions are not core “value”
stances of the Republican party.
One reason the parties are likely to oppose direct popular-vote election of presidents is simple: Their power will be reduced—tremendously so. Third- and
fourth-party candidates will be empowered. With a change in ballot access laws
equivalent to the change in electoral
process laws, a person of no particular
party could even be elected president.
What’s more, with the accumulated detritus of 204 years swept out of the process,
presidential candidates would have to distinguish themselves by communicating to
the voters specific ideas that voters would
approve. This is possible nowadays! We
might even reach a point, even instantly,
where we would be voting for the candidate of our choice, rather than voting in
favor of the history of a party or voting
against the representative of another party.
from p. 8
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And, if you require the prospect to enter their email address or other contact
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Photo: Darla Palmer,
Aloha Media & Marketing
Fresh booths and free entertainment
at monthly event.
Word is spreading—Wailuku is the
place to be for pau hana the First Friday
of each month, including this Friday, Feb.
1. Music wafts from indoor and outdoor
spaces, unique art fills courtyards, friends
meet to eat and drink, shops and businesses stay open late and interesting booths
fill the nooks.
First Friday in Wailuku runs from 5 to
7:30 p.m., with after party entertainment
flowing into the wee hours. First Friday is
free and open to the public. A walking
tour list of events and discounts will be
available from all participating First Friday Wailuku merchants. The festivities
for First Friday can be viewed live on courtesy of Kama’aina Loan, Cash for Gold and the
Ebay Store.
February’s entertainment line-up includes the upbeat jazz sounds of the Tom
Cherry Band at Banyan Tree Park, an alternative rock dance party with DJ Jay-P
hosted by Requests Music at Starr corner
on Market and Main Streets, Jocelyn
Romero-Demirbag and Freedom playing
at Main Street Bistro, while Stephen and
Kathy Sargenti are featured at Cafe
Maui OnStage at the ‘Ïao Theater
presents an evening of “Love and Torch
Songs” for February’s First Friday. The
historic theater’s outdoor lobby will be
filled with the song stylings of Cat Hayes
and Steven Dascoulias. Just down the
street, Gallerie HA offers a unique combination with special guest artist Adelle
Rugg, music by Sing Sing Laugh Laugh
and spoken word poetry.
Fashionistas may want to make a trek
up to Hawai‘i Financial Services on Vineyard, where Maui’s exclusive personal
stylists, Tamika and Nohea, will host one
of their famous Trunk Shows... pulling
out Prada, Coach, Tiffany and more to
give advice on being truly hip with cloth-
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ing, make-up and accessories.
Several retail shops will be staying
open late, with specials just for First Friday. Among them, Bohemia Boutique
will host two special guests—Maui-made
jewelry from Sandy’s Seashells and
Brazillian style bikinis from To Da
Music wafts from
indoor and outdoor
spaces, unique art
fills courtyards,
friends meet to eat
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Friday Wailuku!
Businesses are also extending hours to
meet with the community. Kama‘aina
Properties will host Habitat for Humanity
at their Main and Market Street office.
Around the corner you can pick up a
sweet discount on a mailbox rental at
Business Etc. The Arts Walk of fine
artists continues at 33 Market Street,
while Nadine Ramelb’s art studio is
pulling in an audience at the Mill Street
end of Market Street.
New booths are appearing on the street
for February’s event. Among them, visit
Maui Thing clothing by designer Saedene
Ota outside Brown Kobashi Antiques,
adopt a custom teddy bear at Maui
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or splurge on a museum-quality underwater photo on canvas by Francis Laborde
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“We’re adding more and more
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you’ll find at First Friday!”
Since it began in October 2007, First
Friday Wailuku has continued to grow.
The nonprofit Wailuku Community Association (WCA), in partnership with the
nonprofit Tri-isle Resource Conservation
and Development District, established
First Friday Wailuku to share the creativity, entertainment and culinary delights of
Maui ’s historic Wailuku town. First Friday Wailuku is supported in part by the
County of Maui Product Enrichment Program.
More musical groups, artists and area
businesses are invited to participate in
First Friday Wailuku. Preference is given
to Wailuku-based businesses for booths.
At this time there is no booth or participation fee, but participants are encouraged
to be WCA members.
To apply for booth space, participate
in the Arts Walk, or offer a musical performance, contact Palmer at [email protected], or call WCA
President Teri Edmonds at 249-9710.
For more information, contact WCA
Board President Teri Edmonds at If the
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Great Maui Whale Festival and Run
In honor of the return of the whales to
Hawai‘i’s waters, Maui will celebrate the
Great Maui Whale Festival from Feb. 9
through 24. The theme of this year’s
event is “Go Green, Help Save the
Events include a fun run, an all-day
festival featuring a free concert by many
of Hawai‘i’s top musicians, a free talk
and slideshow, a special whalewatch
cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation’s
president and founder, and a citizen’s
whale count from Maui’s shores.
Pacific Whale Foundation, Valley Isle
Road Runners and Runner’s Paradise invite runners and walkers to participate in
the Run for the Whales, on Saturday, Feb.
9. The event includes a Half Marathon
and 5K Fun Run, with a 2K Walk and
Children’s Fun Run, along the scenic
South Maui coast in Mäkena and Wailea.
Participants will receive race T-shirts, enjoy professional timing (for the 5K and
Half Marathon events), aid stations and
post-race continental breakfast. This annual event draws runners from across the
country, with over 400 runners participating each year. Proceeds benefit marine
education programs for Maui schoolchildren.
All of the races start at the Polo Beach
parking lot next to the Fairmont Kea Lani
Hotel in Wailea. The entry fees are $35
for the Half Marathon, $25 for the 5K
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you register in advance by Feb. 7. If you
register on the day of the race, the price
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Maui will celebrate the Great Maui Whale Festival Feb. 9–24, with music, educational activities and the Run for the Whales.
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Hawai‘i’s waters, Maui will celebrate the
Great Maui Whale Festival from Feb. 9
through 24. The theme of this year’s event
is “Go Green, Help Save the Whales.”
Events include a fun run, an all-day
festival featuring a free concert by many
of Hawai‘i’s top musicians, a free talk and
slideshow, a special whalewatch cruise
with Pacific Whale Foundation’s president and founder, and a citizen’s whale
count from Maui’s shores.
Pacific Whale Foundation, Valley Isle
Road Runners and Runner’s Paradise invite runners and walkers to participate in
the Run for the Whales, on Saturday, Feb.
9. The event includes a Half Marathon and
5K Fun Run, with a 2K Walk and Children’s Fun Run, along the scenic South
Maui coast in Mäkena and Wailea. Participants will receive race T-shirts, enjoy
professional timing (for the 5K and Half
Marathon events), aid stations and postrace continental breakfast. This annual
event draws runners from across the country, with over 400 runners participating
each year. Proceeds benefit marine education programs for Maui schoolchildren.
All of the races start at the Polo Beach
parking lot next to the Fairmont Kea Lani
Hotel in Wailea. Check-in begins at 6 a.m.
for the Half Marathon and 7 a.m. for the
other race events. Starting time for the
Half Marathon is at 7 a.m. sharp. The 5K
begins at 8:05 a.m. and the 2K walk and
keiki run begin at 8:15 a.m. All of the
courses travel south from the Polo Beach
parking lot, toward Mäkena.
The first place male and female in the
Half Marathon and 5K will each receive a
pass for a whalewatch cruise for four people. Age group medals and lei will be
awarded for the first-, second- and thirdplace winners in the 5K and Half
Marathon races. There will be a prize
drawing for all runners at the finish.
The age groups for the Half Marathon
are 19 and under, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49,
50–59, 60–69, and 70 and over. For the
2K, the age categories are 5 and under,
6–8 and 9–12. For the 5K, the age groups
are 12 and under, 13–19, 20–29, 30–39,
40–49, 50–59, 60–69, and 70 and over.
‘Aha Moku Council
Newly created indigenous resource management advisory groups
to be explained at educational meetings around Maui.
The public is invited to attend meetings
on Maui to learn about ‘Aha Moku Councils. Leslie Kuloloio and Timmy
Paulokaleioku Bailey will be the primary
speakers. Both are governor-appointed
representatives for the islands of Moloka‘i
and Maui, respectively.
In July 2007, state lawmakers passed a
bill to create these councils. The bill, now
Act 212, states: “The purpose of this Act
is to initiate the process to create a system
of best practices that is based upon the indigenous resource management practices
of moku (regional) boundaries, which ac-
knowledges that natural contours of land,
the specific resources located within those
areas, and the methodology necessary to
sustain resources and the community.
“The ‘Aha Moku council system will
foster understanding and practical uses of
knowledge, including native Hawaiian
methodology and expertise, to assure responsible stewardship and awareness of
the interconnectedness of the clouds,
forests, valleys, land, streams, fishponds
and seas.
The council system will include the use
of community expertise and establish pro-
Meeting Dates and Locations
Feb. 7, Thursday .............Ha‘ikü Community Center
March 11, Tuesday .............Kula Community Center
March 27, Thursday .............Tavares Community Center, meeting room 1 (Pukalani)
grams and projects to improve communication, education, provide training on
stewardship issues throughout the region
(moku), and increase education.”
A series of meetings will be held at
various locations on Maui from 6 to 9
p.m., beginning in February.
Club Haiku Salon
April 10, Thursday .............Häna School Cafeteria
April 24, Thursday .............Keanae School
Must present coupon
Offer expires 2/14/08
May 6, Tuesday .............Waikapü Community Center
May 8, Thursday .............Wailuku Community Center Meeting Room
June 11, Wednesday .............Kïhei Community Center, Small Meeting Room
June 12, Thursday .............Lahaina Civic Center Social Hall
20% OFF
Must present
Offer expires
Haiku Marketplace
Between Colleen’s & Spa Luna
Open Monday–Saturday
There will also be prizes for the best
stroller rollers!
The entry fees are $35 for the Half
Marathon, $25 for the 5K Run, $20 for the
2K Walk or Kids Run if you register in advance by Feb. 7. If you register on the day
of the race, the price increases by $5. For
more information and to register online,
For information, call Pacific Whale
Foundation at 249-8811.
See next week’s issue for more information about upcoming whale festival
20 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
Arts, Entertainment & Events
Entertainment Buffet
A week of delicious performances at The MACC.
This week and weekend promise a
bounty of choices in entertainment opportunities at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. And it is a selection that provides a
veritable buffet of delights!
Thursday, Jan. 31 - Atamira Dance
Collective from New Zealand in the Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m., presents Maori
and modern dance theater pieces that explore colonization and the meeting of cultural protocols.
Friday, Feb. 1 - The James Cotton
Blues Band and Willie K and his Maui
Tribe Blues Band team up to celebrate the
Hawai‘i Rhythm & Blues Mele 2008 in
the Castle Theater, at 7:30 p.m. James
Cotton’s amazing career, spanning 63
years from juke joints in Mississippi to
nightclubs in Chicago and concert stages
throughout the world, has earned this
showman Grammy nominations and status as a Living Legend of Blues!
Friday, Feb. 1 - Inquiring Minds presents… “Crazy Wisdom Saves the World
Again” featuring Wes “Scoop” Nisker,
renowned hipster radio newscaster, performer, Buddhist meditation teacher, au-
Valentine’s Day
Special Issue
What are
you going to give
your Valentine?
Publication Date
February 7, 2008
Space Reservations
& Materials
January 30, 2008
Camera Ready
February 1, 2008
Maui Movies
thor of national best sellers (The Essential
Crazy Wisdom & The Big Bang, The Buddha, The Baby Boom) in the McCoy Studio Theater at 7 p.m. Scoop performs a
classic comic monologue complete with
original songs, joined by The Mana‘o Ra-
Hoku Zuttermeister, rising star of falsetto and
guitar, teams up with Jerry Santos and Barry
Kimokeo in the McCoy Studio Theater on Feb. 2.
dio All-Star Orchestra in this benefit
show for Mana‘o Radio. Plan on a fun
Friday night of music, laughs and things
to ponder.
Saturday, Feb. 2 - Jerry Santos of Olomana, a familiar presence on the Hawai‘i
music scene for the past three decades,
teams with rising star of falsetto and guitar, Hoku Zuttermeister, and up-and-coming dynamic guitarist Barry Kimokeo.
They will perform music that combines
traditional music, Olomana favorites, and
daring new sounds with playful banter in
the McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 - Judy’s Gang provides a fun-filled dance recital in the Castle Theater at 7 p.m. This year, Judy Ridolfino brings over 100 dancers—from 3year-olds to “seasoned citizens”—who
will tap and jazz to songs which include a
color in their title. Good family fare!
Sunday, Feb. 3 - Delilah & the House
of Tarab will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the
McCoy Studio Theater. An Arabic music
ensemble based in Seattle performs classic Arabic music and traditional folk
songs from throughout the Middle East,
with belly dancing. (“Tarab” is a state of
ecstasy and surrender, experienced while
listening with body and soul to music).
Tickets for all these and other great
shows are available at The MACC Box
Office, open Monday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; call 242-SHOW (2427469) to charge by phone or visit
For complete and updated movie theater listings visit
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Castle Theater, MACC, Kahului
572-3456 •
Wednesday, February 13*
5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Bella (PG13)
Following in the footsteps of Amalie, Princess Bride,
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Life is Beautiful, American Beauty and Chariots of Fire, this
winner of the People’s Choice Award at the recent Toronto International Film Festival is a
deeply felt and heartwarming love story about life, family and the way a day can change lives
forever. Starring Eduardo Verastegui (“The Brad Pitt of Latin America”) and Emmy Awardwinner Tammy Blanchard. In English.
*No film on Wednesday, February 6
Front Street, Lahaina 249-2222
Wharf Cinema, Lahaina 249-2222
Maui Mall Megaplex, Kahului 249-2222
Ka‘ahumanu Theater, Kahului 875-4910
Kukui Mall Theater, Kïhei 875-4910
January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 21
Super Crossword
1 Hollywood
5 Out of line
10 Palindromic
13 Haarlem
18 ‘78 Bujold
19 Lavished
21 Waggle
22 Meyerbeer
23 West Indian
25 Mideastern
show tune?
27 Aquatic
28 Appraise
30 Compass pt.
31 Vacation
34 Citrus fruit
35 Brand or
38 Thames
41 Son of Noah
43 Touch down
45 “- Dinah”
(‘58 hit)
46 Opening
47 - acid
49 One customer
51 Gambols
54 Speechless,
in Southeast
59 Church
61 Hold up
62 Pro bono
63 Summer
64 Gawk
65 Israeli dance
68 TV’s “- Life”
70 Brenda or
72 “Unforgettable” name
73 South
76 Scandinavian sugar
80 Muir or
81 By means of
82 Nobelist
84 - gin fizz
85 Gam and
88 Exec’s deg.
90 Concept
92 Pointless
96 Adult insect
97 Central
101 Addis 103 Rock’s Bravos
104 Ointment
105 Ornamental
106 Whip, for
108 Family members, to
111 Hum bug?
112 Perplexed
113 Artist Vincent
116 Stagger
118 Haul
120 Impresario
121 Selfassurance
123 Biblical
127 Caribbean
130 African
134 Where the
buoys are
135 Fr. holy
136 Beethoven
137 Ginger
138 Swelling
139 Aunt or niece
140 Bestow
141 “Guarding -”
(‘94 film)
1 Narcissus’
2 Big kid?
3 Fail to
4 Glossy cloth
5 Garment
Whirled Tour
6 - Paulo,
7 Relatives
8 Actress
9 Plant pest
10 Hunt’s “- Ben
11 Director
12 Let up
13 Anderson’s
“High -”
14 News org.
15 Raze
16 Musical of
17 Unwind
a rind
20 Stage stuff
24 Levin or
26 Extremely
29 Slowly, to
32 Dispel
33 Head set?
36 Sacred cows
37 Paul of “The
Burning Bed”
38 “Heavens to
39 “Little Man -”
(‘91 film)
40 Fall
42 Irritate
44 Mrs. David
47 “Blue -”
(‘77 hit)
(Answers on p. 17)
48 It’s walked at
50 Baffle
52 Nero’s
53 Scarecrow
55 Bolger/Haley
56 Singer Della
57 Moisten
58 Starts a lawn
60 Still
66 Gun the
67 Out on 69 Stage
71 Sushi
73 - donna
74 Cornerstone
75 Tag
77 Literary
78 Din
79 Easter
ends it
80 Med. test
83 Taylor or
86 “F Troop”
87 Edna Ferber
89 Crooked
91 Spirited
93 Baudelaire’s
94 Church area
95 “Orinoco
Flow” singer
98 Grenoble’s
99 Beseeched
100 Done
102 Take on
107 Way out
109 On edge
110 Anchored
112 Taken way
113 Endorse,
with “for”
114 “The
115 Wasteland
117 Enticed
119 Timber tree
120 Sailboat, e.g.
122 - -Ball
124 Mozart’s “kleine
125 Some
126 Snake
128 Bond rating
129 NBC comedy showcase
131 Support
132 Sgt. or cpl.
133 Cornfield cry
by Linda Thistle
Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that
each row across, each column down and each small 9box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.
(Answers on p. 6)
©2007 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved.
“Like your bacon nice and crisp, dear?”
“Here, Mom, sock him with this!”
22 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
Community Churches
TURTLES Shaka Divers Professional Instruction since
1985. Beginner Lessons, Guided Tours, Certification Classes;
Scooters, Night Dives, Mornings/Afternoons daily. (808)
March 1, 2, 3, 9–5. 21 CEU’s
nationally certified hours. $300/
early reg by 2/16 $280. Held at
Cameron Center, Wailuku. Call
Valerie Passion Flower 8912274.
RUNNING Antique clock
repair. Grandfathers, mantels,
cuckoos. Call Pete 891-1990.
STRING TRIMMING, weeding, etc. $15–20 per hour. Call
Scott at 280-6222.
Mowing, trimming, planting,
weekly, bimonthly, or monthly,
dependable, 21 years experience. Serving North Shore, Wailuku to Sprecklesville, UpCountry. Call Paul 214-3153, or
email [email protected] Mahalo.
NEED MONEY to start your
small business? Or expand your
existing business? Would $500
to $10,000 help you? Step loans
available to $25,000. MEO
Business Development Corp.
249-2990. Call today.
SALON is now also mobile.
Cuts, color, hi-lites, perms, sets.
Men, women, kids, seniors welcome. Can’t get out we’ll come
to you. Call 891-1988.
endorsement celestial navigation ocean endorsement. All
exams given here on Maui.
Monthly classes. Call 244-3924
or 879-4733.
STRETCHING March 8, 9-5.
Add stretching techniques to
massage. 8 CEU’s nationally
certified hours. $110/early reg
$100 by 2/23. At Cameron Center, Wailuku. Valerie Passion
Flower 891-2274.
GROUP meets Tuesdays
7–8:30 p.m., Kihei. Change
your thinking and you change
your life. Call Melissa Blevins
R.Sc.P. for information at 2502808. All welcome.
AMARA’S DETAIL CLEANING Meticulous, fast, reliable.
For your home, rental, office.
Move in/move out. Deep clean.
We guarantee our work. 20
years on Maui. Excellent references. Call 879-9070.
Quality cleaning care provider
for residential & short term
rentals. Only non-toxic supplies
used. Excellent references.
Servicing the Kihei/Wailea
area. Call Sati 874-3407.
MAUI MAC MEDIC Affordable on-site repair and service,
upgrades, software. Complete
web hosting, services, design
FTP e-mail instruction Apple
Mac specialist. Call 572-9960
OF MAUI Affordable PC service for your home or business.
Don’t freak, call the Geek. 2830636. www.computergeekof [email protected]
.COM Hawaii’s exclusive dating website. Search by island or
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professional AutoCAD drawings for building permits or any
type of fabrication. Affordable
custom new home or remodel
designs. Yogesh 573-0759.
Positions in Kahului/MAUI & Molokai Airports
Selected candidate must be a team player, have
experience in customer service and be flexible to
work various shifts, weekends, early mornings, late
nights and holidays.
• Check in passengers and their luggage
• Use public address system for boarding/departure/arrival
• Book/rebook flight reservations.
• Receive and complete telephone transactions
concerning flight schedules and passenger fares.
• Sells, receives and records customer information in
reservation system as required.
• Assist stations with computer information, ticketing problems
and the re-routing of passengers.
• Provides customer service to passengers as required.
• Control aircraft boarding.
• Assist customers with disabilities and unaccompanied minors.
• Unload checked baggage.
• Assist with passenger carry-on Luggage.
• Marshall/wing walking aircraft arrival/departure.
• Operate ground equipment ie: quad, golf cart,
baggage cart.
• Must be able to work in all weather types.
Must be a team player.
Able to lift 70lbs.
Speak, read and write the English language
Must be able to read, understand and effectively
communicate security directives verbally
High School Diploma or GED.
Min 18 Yr. of age, with valid driver's license.
Computer skills preferred, full training provided.
Must be flexible, willing to work various hours, days, evenings,
holidays, and weekends.
Excellent Telephone, keyboard , customer service and
interpersonal skills.
Must pass drug test and FAA 10-year background check.
Knowledge of WorldSpan reservation system preferred
To apply email Resume to [email protected]
with “PW CSA” in the subject line and the location you are
applying for.
Nurse Aid (CNA) seeking senior lady to care for in Central
Maui. Eight years of experience
with excellent references. 8758240.
AAA REMODEL OR REPAIR 20 Years experience.
Reliable, reasonable and references. No job too big or small.
Roofing, fencing, dryrot, windows, bathrooms and more.
Senior and military discounts.
South Maui. Clean, insured professional with emphasis on
quality, integrity and reliability.
25+ yr. resume. Interior/Exterior, door/window replacement/
installation, siding, trim. Up to
$1k. 264-7207.
GLASS 344-5895 Residential/
Commercial, replacement/installation of windows, glass,
screens, mirrors, shower enclosures, security and screen doors,
mirror wardrobe doors, sliding
lanai doors. Quick response,
free estimates.
20565. Specializing in Kitchens
and Bathrooms. Cabinetry,
doors, base and crown moldings.
Framing, drywall, tile and painting. All top quality workmanship. Phone (808) 344-4541.
Ceiling fans, dimmer switches,
door locks. Painting, plumbing,
tile work. If I can’t do it, I’ll
help find someone who can.
Sandford The Handyman 2420841 or 268-6513.
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KÏHEI BAPTIST CHAPEL, 1655 S. Kïhei Rd. 879-5618. Messages preached from God’s Word at
10 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m. for all ages. Nursery care available both sessions. Childcare
available. Thursday Bible Study and Prayer at 6:30 p.m. and during adult ministry activities.
Youth activities. Licensed weekday Preschool (875-4985).
☯ Postings for All Faith Services To have your church listed in this special section, contact
Don Ewing at 875-1700 ext. 16. $10/week. 50-word maximum.
Amethyst $20, Citrine $20,
Moonstone $15, Jade $5, Tibetan turquoise 50 cents/gram,
Lapis $20, Labradorite $20,
Rose quartz $5, Tourmaline $15
& more. Hansa 214-9678.
Kihei/Wailea offers over 20
Stott Pilates group equipment
and mat classes per week
emphasizing safety and personal attention. Private lessons by
appointment. Call Candice 8740052 or
Licensed therapist (MAT2442)
uses 7 modalities from 20 yr.
exp. Massages include Sports,
Swedish & Deep Tissue. Optional complimentary Healing
Touch. 879-8707 H/C.
my warm sensitive hands intuitively healing you. Sweet energy flows. Whole body bliss—
not to be missed. Call today
891-2700. Discreet intimate
Home & Condo Painting Int,
Ext, Faux Painting Specialist &
Handyman. Toilets, Blinds &
other small jobs. Over 20 yrs.
exp. 298-8948.
Septic Tank, Mason, Trenches,
Hauling, Lot Cleaning, Driveway, Pools, Grading, Footings.
For quick and prompt quote call
Antonio 280-6063. Insured and
DAVE’S ALWAYS PAINTING 22 years experience in
drywall repair, termite damage,
custom finishes, pho, stains, and
lacquers. Affordable, reliable.
Interior, exterior, free estimates.
Call Dave, 250-0731 or email
[email protected]
Strong and soothing hands by
trained male. Offering a FullBody combination of alternative & traditional styles. Private
studio. Call 344-3425. Visit
and exterior paint, powerwashing, drywall repairs. Clean and
professionally done. For free
estimates call Fernando @ 2808107.
AKC GREAT DANE PUPPIES Stunning, friendly, champion lines Riley x Nightingale,
companion Harlequin, Merle &
Piebald males, $2,000+. Serious
only, visit MauiGreatDanes
.com or
for lots of pics, 573-5843.
PIANO LESSONS for beginners and kids from the age of 5
- lessons taught at your home.
Please call Daniela 205-5558.
PIANO with qualified creative
teacher/composer. Children and
adults welcome. Please call
Leah at 875-6589.
THE HOME AND BUSINESS Specializing in simple
upholstery, slipcovers, cushions, pillows, bedding, window
coverings, inside/outside furniture, equipment covers. Custom
designs and projects welcome. Tracy
NEED HELP? Jasmyne Boswell is a Life Coach, Marketing
Consultant and Writing Coach.
For over 28 years she has been
a mid-wife to professionals in
all fields, helping them successfully overcome personal stumbling blocks, and their businesses, practices and projects. (808)
268-5807 or www.jasmynecon
your tax refund in 24 hours. We
never charge for electronic filing. Fast and affordable, walkins welcome. Open all year.
Call Island Tax 875-2874.
MATURE, HONEST, RELIABLE ex-pro baseball/coach
college. 20 years experience in
personal care, grounds/property
upgrading, detailed housekeeper, maintenance, repairs, painter. Seeks: Live-in, stable, work
exchange. Ask For John 5722778.
Indulge in our Steam Room,
Saunas, Jacuzzi, and Float Tank
by yourself starting at $25. New
Massage Center accommodates
couple tandem massages. Kihei,
Azeka. 875-9004 Lic#2196.
ZEN VILLA SPA The ultimate
hot tub and massage experience
in a private Japanese Bath
House in Kula. The perfect couples retreat. Come visit us at 878-6356
trimming, plant disease control,
etc. Call for a free estimate.
Clean-ups ok, long term care
preferred. Call Robert @ 3854003.
DENI ROMAN offers Iyengar
Hatha Yoga Level 1, 9–10:30
a.m. (improve spinal alignment,
flexibility, strength, heal injuries). Mana Kai Resort, oceanfront studio, (808) 874-5545,
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FIRST FRIDAY WAILUKU is a free street
OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, February 10, 3–4
party with live entertainment, food and
drink specials, fresh art, vendor booths, retail discounts and more. Stroll pedestrianfriendly Market Street, Main and Vineyard
Streets in downtown Wailuku. February 1,
5–7:30 p.m. and every First Friday of the
month. Entertainers, artists and vendors are
sought for future First Fridays. Email aloha
[email protected] for details.
AGAIN,” McCoy Studio Theater, 7 p.m.
Renowned hipster radio newscaster, performer, Buddhist meditation teach, author
of national best sellers like “The Essential
Crazy Wisdom,” performs his classic comic
monologue, with original songs, joined by
the Mana‘o Radio All Star Orchestra. Proceeds benefit Mana‘o Radio. $20, MACC
Box Office, 242-SHOW or
p.m. Come learn about an exciting career
in massage at Maui’s oldest established
massage therapy school. Level 1 classes
beginning in March, will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday
mornings. Call 879-4266.
What’s that weird weed taking over your
garden? And how do you stop them? Learn
the latest facts when Hawaiian State Department of Agriculture’s Outreach Education Program answers these and many
more questions in their lecture on East
Maui invasive species. Know Your Neighbors. Taught by Deva Sundaryo. $10 donation. Information: 572-9300.
“Go Green, Help Save the Whales.” 9 a.m.
on South Kïhei Road, from Kïhei Library
to Kalama Park. Come watch or particiPROTECT YOUR CROPS AND PROPERTY by pate. Prizes for Best Overall Act, Most
designing multiple-use windbreaks using
Creative Individual, Most Creative Group,
natives, valuable timber, edibles, mediciBest Foot Powered Entry, Most Econals, bamboos, nitrogen fixing trees; also
Friendly Entry. Official launch to Whale
visual screens, green banks, contour and
Day 2008. To register, call 856-8311 or
edge plantings. Come early to enjoy the
email [email protected]
grounds; swim, hot tub, 1–2 p.m. Class
time 2–4 p.m. $10 donation. Huelo 572Maui’s best celebration of whales! Free ad9300 for info/directions.
mission. Entertainment by John Cruz,
Barefoot Natives, George Kahumoku Jr.,
Henry Kapono, Jasmine Trias, Vince EsSTARGAZING CRUISE Come check out the quire, Marty Dread. Craft fair, food, chilbeautiful Maui night time sky on a stargaz- dren’s carnival, silent auction, eco-dising cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation
plays, silent auction, more. 9–5 p.m. at
and special guest astronomer Harriett Witt. Kalama Park, South Kïhei Road, Kïhei.
This cruise takes place from Lahaina HarPresented by Pacific Whale Foundation
bor from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Includes light
and Expedia Local Expert. 249-8811.
püpü, plus three beverages (beer, wine,
Mai Tais or soft drinks). For reservations,
call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808)
8–10. A heart-centered experiential weekend with Siegmar Gerkin, PhD., core energetic therapist. Contact: Stephen Hynson,
(808) 268-2946 or [email protected]
KÏHEI GARAGE SALE, Saturday, February
9, 7 a.m. to noon. Follow signs from
Pi‘ilani Highway to 161 Lanakila Place.
Clothing, furniture, housewares, books, appliances, very upscale accessories: Judith
Lieber, Kate Spade, Dior, Lunch at the
Ritz. Third annual sale for AAUW scholarships for women. Don’t miss this one. 2766849.
volunteers to assist at several upcoming
events: The Run for the Whales on Saturday, February 9; Maui’s Parade of Whales
and Whale Day Celebration on Saturday,
February 16; and The Great Whale Count
on Saturday, February 23. No experience
necessary. To volunteer, contact Pacific
Whale Foundation’s Volunteer Coordinator
Kelly Vough at 856-8320 or
[email protected]
RUN FOR THE WHALES Half-marathon,
5K, 2K Walk and Children’s Fun Run. Includes race t-shirt, professional timing for
5K and half-marathon, aid stations and
post-race breakfast. Start at Polo Beach
parking lot by Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel.
Register online at or Sponsored by
Pacific Whale Foundation, Runner’s Paradise, Valley Isle Road Runners, Dowling
Corporation, Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel and
others. 249-8811.
workshop presented by ‘Ïpuka I Ke Ao and
Hospice Maui. Learn practices that integrate spiritual dimensions in living/dying
with end of life care-giving. Public event
Thursday, Febuary 21, 7 p.m., $20. Workshop Febuary 22, 23. $175 before 2/10,
$225. Rinzai Zen Mission by Baldwin
Beach, Pä‘ia. Registration/info 280-2833,
[email protected]
9TH LIFE HAWAI‘I is holding ongoing
free/low-cost Spay/Neuter clinics. Male cats
only on Jan. 20. Female spays scheduled
separately. Call 573-3365. Follow instructions. Volunteers pickup cats in South, Central and Upcountry Maui, take them to the
clinic, and return cats in late afternoon. It’s
important to also sterilize male cats. It eliminates spraying, wandering, fighting and
helps prevent disease.
ONSITE CORAL REEF NATURALIST PROGRAM Learn names of fish you’ve seen
while snorkeling at Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Coral Reef Information Station. 8
a.m. until noon at Wailea’s Ulua Beach.
Sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
and County of Maui Office of Economic
program of ocean “edventure” for children
ages 3–5 and their caregivers. Mondays,
9:30–10:30 a.m. at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center in Mä‘alaea. Includes dramatic play, movement, model
building and tidepool exploration trip. $10
per class or $40 for 5 sessions. To register,
call 249-8811 ext. 1.
Let’s Talk… More
Paul Janes-Brown
Maui audiences will be
treated to a Broadwayquality musical.
Maui in National Spotlight - The
Maui edition of NPR’s terrific radio show
featuring the nation’s best young (high
school age and younger) classical musicians, From the Top, aired on Saturday.
What a thrill it was to hear Ruth Murata
Eisen’s latest protégé, Jacob DeForest,
devour Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G Minor. Word is, this may be the last visit
here for one of NPR’s most popular
shows. Seems Maui people didn’t come
out for it. That would be too bad, it’s such
a hopeful, wonderful program. And
where was the audience for Joyce Yang?
The 21-year-old Cliburn Competition
runner-up played a remarkable recital to
an embarrassingly small group of people.
Great Opportunity - Big Mahalos to
MACC president and CEO Karen Fischer, who has made it possible for the talented array of international dance companies that perform here to also give something back to our young dancers through
workshops. Eddie Taketa of the groundbreaking Ron Varone Dance Company,
held a workshop at the MAPA studios.
Kathleen Schulz, MAPA’s queen mother of dance, said that Eddie was so impressed with the MAPA students, “They
were really getting it.” He asked to stay
for an additional half hour beyond the allotted one hour class.
MAPA’s “Music Man” It’s a Family Affair - Thanks to Auriol and Ed
Flavell, Maui audiences will be treated to
a Broadway-quality musical opening Friday, Feb 8, at The MACC. David Johnston has been directing more than 60
thespians (what? No 76 trombones?)
since November, working to realize a
dream of Auriol’s for as long as I can remember. The cast, headed by Jerry Eiting as Harold Hill, and Maui’s favorite
ingénue, Leighanna Edwards as Marian
the Librarian, features three sets of siblings—Miles and Heather Kelsey,
Makena and Eliza Wright, and Shaun
and Sumer Malkovich and their mom,
Laurna, too. Four sets of moms and
daughters include Beth and Lena Fox,
Katherine and Rayna Ford, Nancy and
Madeline Hamada. Also cast are one
dad and his adult daughter, Bill and Erika Schnitzer; two sets of dads and their
sons, Ted and Steve Hatcher, and Tim
Wood I and Tim Wood II. And finally,
a little Maui theater royalty—Joyce
Romero gets to be choreographed by her
daughter Camille. Don’t miss it.
Bobby Burns Birthday - George
and Janet Allen had their annual birthday bash for Scotland’s greatest poet at
their Kula home on Jan. 25. About 40
sons and daughters of the clan celebrated
as the haggis was piped in, poetry read
and songs sung.
How’s This Quote? - “… Beckett, for
all his despair, is really an existential
vaudevillian: the anti-Chaplain in whose
plays humanity is forever slipping on
God’s banana peel.”—Jeremy McCarter,
theater critic, New York, Jan. 7.
Bumper Sticker - Just say NO to negativity.
Send notable happenings, etc., to
[email protected]
Betty Green
published in
the Maui Sun
on Jan. 28,
“Is this truly the first year the
Hula Bowl is not a sell-out? I hear a
lot of folks are going to the Super
Bowl, and that there are some unhappy wives staying home… Ron
Kondo has been getting a number
of telephone calls regarding the
opening of Pi‘ilani Highway in
Kïhei. It seems a number of clubs,
groups, and agencies with a wide
variety of ideas for parades, runs,
walks, skates and races to commemorate the occasion. Could become a regular circus… And
Wailea was magical! Friday
evening, where Alanui Associates
grandly opened their Wailea Alanui
Village on Okalani Drive. Recently,
a group of attorneys were told that
Maui Community College has a
course in “Introduction to the Resort Condominium.” One lawyer
immediately quipped, “Yeah,
taught by Judge Komo and Earl
Stoner.” (You may remember that
Komo ruled in favor of the Mäkena
Surf developers, and Earl Stoner is
in charge of building the Mäkena
Surf.) The attorneys were among
those trying to get the development
stopped… Ned Broadbent has
been named director of energy resources for Amfac Inc.’s. Sugar Division. Having degrees from Yale
University, Broadbent was born in
“I can’t print his name here, but
my (married) friend in Kïhei claims
the best way to lose the holiday fat
is to have an affair, preferably at the
noon hour. You skip lunch and worry about getting caught. Bob Hope
is on his way soon to the Hotel Inter-Continental Maui, where, he’ll
be performing… And congratulations to Volker Ulrich, general
manager of Raffles’ at the Wailea
Beach Hotel. The restaurant has
joined two of Hawai‘i’s other finest,
the Dining Pavilion at Mauna Kea
Beach Hotel and Champeaux’s at
the Ilikai, as a winner of the “Travel/Holiday” award for 1981… How
often the haves and the have nots
are neighbors: One Sunday morning in Kïhei there were no fewer
than four men out walking around
who had obviously been living on
the streets for sometime… Did you
hear Anita Bryant broke her leg?
She was walking on the water and a
ferry boat ran over her.”
Samuel Beckett
in a Paris Café
24 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
24 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008
J A N U A RY 2 0 0 8
Interpretive Trail
An enhanced walking trail is in the
planning stages with the award of a $9,000
Hawaii Tourism Authority grant to the West
Maui Cultural Council through the County of
Maui Office of Economic Development.
Following an existing foot path along the
craggy coastline of Wahikuli Park, the new
interpretive trail will provide an interactive
and educational experience with benches at
scenic lookouts and interpretive signs along
the path.
Walkers and
runners get
to enjoy
views of the
Existing Ka‘anapali
Beachfront Walking Path
Public Restrooms
The trail will be
accessible from the
popular, paved
Ka‘anapali Beach Walk
which fronts the
Ka‘anapali Resorts.
Additionally, entry to
the interpretive trail is
available at any point
along its route through
the Wahikuli Wayside
Existing Canoe Beach
Parking Lot and Sidewalk
Honoapi‘ilani Highway
Walking Path
Public Restrooms
Civic Center
Public Restrooms
Be Informed
on Road Conditions
Spectacular sunsets over Lanai can be seen
from the trail that hugs the coastline.
Call the County of Maui
Advisory Line at 986-1200
or visit
and sign up for automatic
email updates.
Lahaina Bypass Phase 1A: Update
Public Restrooms
The discovery of agricultural terraces in the area
of the Lahaina Bypass Phase 1A has temporarily
stalled the start of construction. At this date, no
burials have been found in the proposed corridor.
DOT is currently exploring all design alternatives and mitigation
measures to resolve the issue. LBN acknowledges the 30 years of
delays and frustration that the Lahaina community has endured
waiting for this highway project to get underway. LBN is in
continual contact with DOT and welcomes your calls at 667-2516.
About LBN
Get Involved! Lahaina Bypass Now (LBN) is a community organization
dedicated to developing transportation solutions for Maui. Sign up for our
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additional information contact Theo Morrison at 808-667-2516 or
[email protected]
Views of Ka‘anapali and Molokai from the trail.