® Jan 31–Feb 6, 2008 Vol. XII, No. 5 S 2 Their focus is the use of clean, local, renewable energy. Page 2 E R V I N G S www.MauiWeekly.com O U T H M A U I S I N C E DOT SEEKS INPUT ON HARBOR 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.” 5 She’s Maui’s self-taught expert in an age-old textile craft. Page 5 He gave up rocket science to bring health and healing to Maui. Page 7 He can teach you the value of friendship as your new best buddy. Page 9 Inside TV Timeout Trivia 15 · One Voter, One Vote? 17 You Can Look Years Longer See page 18 for more information www.aloha-dermatology.com Dr. Ly Hawaii Medical Art Instructor 89 Ho ‘okele St. #101, Kahului (behind Home Depot) • 877-6527 WS CAR SORT PRSRT STD US Postage South Maui PAID Resident Permit #116 Kïhei, HI Kïhei, HI 96753 Years Younger 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 9 Kung Hee Fat Choy! see MÄKENA p. 2 see DOT p. 2 COMMUNITY BEGINS INITIAL STAGES TO REDEVELOP A PLAN FOR MÄKENA 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 ALL INVITED 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. PROPER PRESERVATION 7 1 9 8 6 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. FREE · Whale Festival 19 2 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008 2 Ray Glauser was one of several residents who testified at the DOT public forum. DOT… 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- Mäkena… She said the development of a cultural landscape would foster a “living university,” where study of all sections could take place. 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, Pukalani 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 January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 3 SX4 Sport SX4 Cross-Over shown with Convenience Plus Package • 143-Horsepower Engine with 136 lb-ft of Torque • Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors • 6-Standard Airbags includes Front, Side, Curtain and Knee Airbags • 4-Wheel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution • 23 city / 31 highway MPG* *Based on EPA estimates. 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MAUIACADEMYORG CW^Wbe je CW^Wbeje ekhifediehi0 ekh ifediehi0 4VQQPSUFECZGVOEJOHUISPVHIUIF4UBUF'PVOEBUJPOPO$VMUVSFBOEUIF"SUTBOEUISPVHIBQQSPQSJBUJPOTGSPNUIF)BXBJJ4UBUF-FHJTMBUVSF BOECZUIF/BUJPOBM&OEPXNFOUGPSUIF"SUT BOEUIF$PVOUZPG.BVJ%FQBSUNFOUPG)PVTJOHBOE)VNBO$PODFSOT 5IF.VTJD.BOJTQSFTFOUFEUISPVHITQFDJBMBSSBOHFNFOUXJUI.VTJD5IFBUSF*OUFSOBUJPOBM.5* "MMBVUIPSJ[FEQFSGPSNBODFNBUFSJBMTBSFBMTPTVQQMJFECZ.5*8FTUUI4USFFU/FX:PSL/FX:PSL1IPOF'BYXXX.5*4IPXTDPN 1%9-%'%()1=3*4)6*361-2+%687 $ 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 2% from p. 2 -% Mäkena… 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 possible. 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 Mäkena. 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 Commentary Editorial Power to the People We need to create some energy. Debra Lordan EDITOR/ GENERAL MANAGER 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. ® SUBSCRIPTIONS First Class delivery $70 annually LOCATION ISLAND SURF BUILDING 1993 South Kïhei Road, Suite 215 Kïhei, Maui, Hawai‘i 96753 CONTACT Tel: (808) 875-1700 Fax: (808) 875-1800 Email: [email protected] Website: www.mauiweekly.com Editor/General Manager Debra Lordan [email protected] Editorial Assistant Sarah Ruppenthal Design/Production Manager Lawrence Pascua [email protected] Culture & Government Editor Joseph W. Bean [email protected] Staff Writer/Office Admin. Sasha J. 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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 trafﬁc. 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 forums 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 events. 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 down. 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 see LETTERS p. 9 K ÏHEI Policy on Letters to the Editor The Maui Weekly welcomes letters to the editor and urges readers to use our opinion page as a community forum. Letters must be signed and accompanied by an address and phone number so that their authenticity can be conﬁrmed. Published letters will be accompanied by the author’s name and hometown. The editor can run a letter anonymously, on request, but the editor must ﬁrst be able to conﬁrm the identity of the writer. Letters must be 200 words or less or they will be subject to reduction by the editor. Letters longer than 200 words may be handled as commentaries. Commentaries should not exceed 400 words. The Maui Weekly reserves the right to edit or withhold any letter submitted for publication. Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] weekly.com, faxed to (808) 875-1800, or mailed to 1993 South Kïhei Road, Suite 215, Kïhei, HI 96753. January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 5 Hooked 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 homes. 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 commissioned 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 gathering. “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. 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 Hooking. “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 www.ﬁberartbyfaith.com, 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 damage 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 heart. 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 heart…” Answers to this week’s SUDOKU from p. 21 Intellectual Foreplay Question of the Week: How do you respond to your loved ones? Love Tip of the Week: 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 vice.com. Send questions to [email protected] THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER - The 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 needs 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 County. 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 Maui Herbs 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 points. 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 Indian subcontinent. healing center that also inRoughly translated from cludes massage, Ayurveda Sanskrit, “Ayurveda” consultations, Pancha 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 palm. “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 rejuvenation. 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 classes. 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 the Mainland and screened for pesticides, bacteria and heavy metals. The pill-making machine within the store produces 100 capsules at a time of herbal formulations made within the store, speciﬁcally formulated for each client. For more information or a consultation, call 8799920 or visit www.MauiHerbs.net. After Christmas Sales! Lots of new inventory Certificates Available Azeka Place - Mauka 1279 S. Kihei Road 879-4884 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 known. 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 grown; 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 update. 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.com. 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 www.mauithing.com. New VP for Hawai‘i Sugar Company 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 Friends Best Buddies International has impacted thousands of lives around the globe. 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 enduring, 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 munity at sands of high school and after spending a large. college students have dis- childhood surThe State by 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 . sors. parents, states that 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 Buddies participants. 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 Letters… from p. 4 and share, and appreciate them for being a part of shaping the vision of the future of Mäkena. Angie Hofmann H A ‘ IKÜ ‘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 S OUTH M AUI (From left to right) Anthony Shriver, Olympic great Carl Lewis, actress Kelly Hu and Best Buddy Jorge Morilla. 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 differences 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 County, visit ty.” www.bestbuddies.com 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 Crimewatch The 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 FACT : 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 www.mauihumanesociety.org 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 7:49 A.M., KÄ‘ANAPALI 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. 4:26 P.M., KÄ‘ANAPALI 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 scene. 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.” 9:21 P.M., WEST KUIAHA 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. out. Banged head, now bleeding,” say callers. 12:52 P.M., KAHULUI Medics go Mala Wharf. Second crash of motor vehicles, within 1:34 P.M., KAPALUA AIRPORT 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,” 3:07 P.M., ACROSS CAMP MALUHIA 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 also. 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 3:25 P.M., NORTH KÏHEI JUNCTION Caller found her missing car, says 911. January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 11 C H I N E S E 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. N Y E W 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 Advertisement E A R 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. 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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 SOUP Seafood To-Fu Soup STARTERS Shrimp Cocktail · Pickled Vegetables · Chicken Salad Papaya · Orange · Crab Rangoon Ha‘ikü Maui Orchids, Inc. 573-1130 2612 Pololei Pl., Ha‘ikü, HI 96708 www.HaikuMauiOrchids.com Heal Injury MAIN COURSE 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 DESSERT Rebuild Immune System Coconut Tapioca · Sa Yung Internal Martial Art Authentic Lineage Instruction Mark Cohen CHIEF INSTRUCTOR Next to Denny’s Open Daily 11AM–9:30PM Chinese Restaurant 2463 S. Kïhei Rd. 280-7630 879-1988 [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 www.mauimaps.com 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 30 POAILANI PLACE · WAILEA $1,550,000 FS Sun, Feb 3 · 1–4PM Gary Mooers · R(B) 891-8989 Take Advantage… …of our free open house listing when you advertise with the FREE 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 rate? 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 garden. 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 Kahului 873-8655 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 Appraisals 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 ﬁrm. 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 handy. 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. $1,395,000 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. $1,195,000 Surf all Maui Listings at www.MauiAina.com LET’S MAKE A DEAL… · 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 808-283-6126 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 Central Ale House - SPORTS BAR. Broad variety of menu items. Sports and games on TV. 355 E. Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului. 877-9001 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 Miss Bunny’s Café - HOMESTYLE COOKING 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 Aloha Deli – BREAKFAST AND LUNCH DELI. 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, Kïhei. 41. East Lïpoa St. #15. 879-2849 Kïhei Caffe - CASUAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH. Serving breakfasts all day as well as burgers and lunches. 1945 S. Kïhei Road. 879-2230 Matteo’s Pizzeria - AUTHENTIC ITALIAN. Open week days all day; weekends for dinner. 100 Wailea Ike Drive. 874-1234 Sarento’s on the Beach - CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN. Dining by the ocean with extensive wine list and menu of Italian classics. 2980 S. Kïhei Road. 875-7555 Shangri-La By The Sea - AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE. Lunch and dinner daily. 760 S. Kïhei Road, Suite 109, Kïhei. 8754555 Stella Blues - AMERICAN. Creative breakfast, lunch and dinner. Azeka Mauka, 1279 S. Kïhei Road. 874-3779 Waterfront - SEAFOOD/CONTINENTAL. Mä‘alaea Harbor’s landmark restaurant. On Hau‘oli Street. 244-9028 Who Cut the Cheese - WINE/CHEESE. Panini grilled sandwiches. Daily 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Azeka Place II Mauka. Kïhei. 8743930. Upcountry Casanova - ITALIAN DELI by day and ﬁne dining at night. Nightlife. Makawao. 5720220 Häli‘imaile General Store - ISLAND PACIFIC-RIM CUISINE. Lunch and dinner. Häli‘imaile. 572-2666 Polli’s Mexican Restaurant - MEXICAN AND AMERICAN. Casual Upcountry dining. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 1202 Makawao Ave., Makawao. 572-7808 Awarded “Best Overall Restaurant” by The Maui News 2007 daily m p 0 0 : 5 r from e n n i D For Reservations 244-9028 – www.waterfrontrestaurant.net • Milowai Condominium • Hauoli Street, Ma‘alaea Dearest Juliet, But soft! YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE TO EXPRESS SHAKESPEARE YOUR LOVE What light through yonder window breaks? Just let your sweetheart know in the Maui Weekly It is the East, and Juliet is the sun! Entries due: February 6 Entries published: February 14 Entries may not exceed 50 words …Two of the fairest stars in all of the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes, To twinkle in their spheres till they return. Eternal love, Romeo Submit entries (with Valentine’s Day Sentiments in the subject line) to [email protected] or: The Maui Weekly 1993 S. Kïhei Rd. Kïhei, HI 96753 Fax: (808) 875-1800 Valentine’s sentiments will be listed on a space-available basis. January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 15 TV T imeout Sponsored by TV Mott The Equalizer I am currently transforming my horribly bumpy, rut-ridden, long, gravel driveway—which no parent would want their child to embark upon with anything on wheels—into a childfriendly, aesthetically pleasing, lowmaintenance concrete drive. My goal is to open up a whole new realm of outdoor activities for my two extremely rambunctious boys. I had one of those strange déjà vutype, reﬂective, life-changing epiphanies—the kind I usually tease people like my mother-in-law about for believing in—while standing outside my house with Regal, the contractor from Shoreline Concrete. In 1977, I was six years old, living in Scottsdale, Arizona, when after work one day, my dad brought home a huge steel pole and a top-of-the-line, adjustable, basketball hoop. The shiny white backboard with orange outlines, orange rim, and a pearl-white nylon net was encased in a huge box, emblazoned in giant red letters with the words “The Equalizer.” I didn’t remember the name, but when I called my old man the other night and mentioned the column I was working on, he reminded me. He also said, “You better make sure to put me in your column this week,” so there you go, Pops, you are in. Back to my déjà vu. In 1980, extremely tired of both trafﬁc and the rat race, my hippie parents packed up our royal blue station wagon and moved my brother Tyler and I, to Ketchum, Idaho. They also brought The Equalizer. To this day, it still stands in the driveway of the home my brother and we grew up in. Regal and I were talking about the logistics of the driveway when he suggested a metal sleeve just in case I wanted to install a basketball hoop for my two boys. And that is when my déjà vu occurred: I had forgotten to bring The Equalizer. I was overwhelmed with guilt and sadness for not once having thought about the hoop that stood in my driveway through 27 winters, and 33 years of my old man “feeding us the ball,” so we could ﬁre shot after shot at it. It taught us sportsmanship, winning and losing, and how to deal with both of them responsibly. We felt the joy of winning and how to be gracious. We felt the repercussions of bad sportsmanship, and the agony of defeat, scabbed knees, rain delays, one too many players. Teamwork. Defense. Trust. Timing. Devotion. Loyalty. Dejection. Reward. Glory. Dedication. The Equalizer formed me. It suddenly dawned on me at that moment in the driveway with Regal— for 30 years, that hoop had been letting me learn from it, and there was a lot more garnered from throwing a airﬁlled rubber ball at a backboard than I had ever bothered to assess. I had essentially, forgotten—left behind, really—one of the most inﬂuential and meaningful material possessions of my life, and I knew right then that there was only one thing I needed to do… I had better get on the phone and ﬁnd a way to ship The Equalizer across the Paciﬁc as soon as possible, so my two boys can begin to learn from it, too. It’s cliché to say its funny how life works. But soon I can look out the window of my home, like my parents once did, and see my two boys running around the driveway, chasing a rubber ball, laughing, crying, sweating, swearing and learning, just like my brother and I once did, while The Equalizer stands guard over an important part of their education. SATURDAY ♥ FEBRUARY 9, 2008 ♥ 6PM at The Grand Wailea Resort Enjoy an exciting evening of Love, Goodwill and Entertainment! Kathryn Martinez · Kïhei “I believe the answer to this week’s and go to Tip-Ups to watch the Super questions is the Philadelphia Flyers. It Bowl and have some great food. I sure would be nice to win this contest hope I win!” $50 Trivia Contest ♥ Bachelorette No. 1 Stephanie Perrault Question of the Week Name the wrestlers known for these signature moves: The People’s Elbow, The Razor’s Edge, The Last Ride. Email answers to [email protected] The ﬁrst correct answer received will win a $50 gift certiﬁcate to TIP-UPS, Tavern & Grill in Kïhei. 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Kïhei Rd. #314 · 808.874.9299 ♥ Bachelorette No. 3 Audrey Ventimiglia A Benefit for the Kihei Charter School ♥ Bachelor No. 3 Bob Lightbourn 16 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008 Mold… from p. 13 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. PuroClean has published a brochure for homeowners entitled Emergency Steps To Take, which advises homeowners about what to do—and not to do—in the case of mold damage. It is available free of charge at local insurance agents’ ofﬁces. PuroClean is a Maui business that restores property damaged by water, ﬁre, smoke and mold. For more information, visit www.PuroCleanOfMaui.com. Reliable Dump Truck Service Island Wide Reliable It’s What You Want Specializing in hauling Top Soils, Mulch, Compost, Sand & Gravel, Fill Dirt and much more. No job too small. Ask for Mark. 808-214-7024Makawao, HI DOT… from p. 2 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 Harbor.” 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 www.beltcollins.com/kahului 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 Collins Hawai‘i Ltd., 2153 N. King St., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96819. “We are critically vulnerable to natural disasters…” LOOKING FOR DIRECTION IN THIS VOLATILE MARKET? LET’S TALK. Jennifer Rappenecker Financial Advisor, AAMS 380 Huku Li‘i Place • Suite 103 Kïhei, Hawai‘i 96753 • 874-6975 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 17 Election Commentary Joseph Bean It may be time to consider an entire Website redesign. 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. Photo: rudyforpresident.com 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 states. 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. WEBusiness… from p. 8 ticles, questionnaires and white papers can answer a prospect’s questions about your products or services and help them to move closer to buying. And, if you require the prospect to enter their email address or other contact information, it can help you to grow your prospect list as well. recently, businesses have realized that a Website can do a lot more than just impersonate your brochure—it can help you close sales, bring in new prospects and make your business easier to run. These are just a few of the functions To bring in more inquiries and make that your site can perform for your busimore sales include the following when ness. To get ideas for other ways that you redesign your site: your site can help you increase your busi• Calls to action to encourage your visi- ness, look at the other sites that you visit and note the functions they perform. tors to take specific actions, such as purchasing something, contacting you, Your site is costing you a fortune or signing up for a newsletter. to update. • Forms, scripts, or programs to make If you’re racking up huge bills beyour business easier, such as contact cause of changes, and still have a many to forms, project estimating tools and an make, it might be time to consider a auto-responder email series that can whole site redesign. Make a list of everyhelp you keep in touch with your thing that you want to do on your site and clients and prospects. Including a shop- consult a Web designer about redesigning ping cart or Paypal buttons on your site your site with those changes in mind. Ofcan also help you to make more sales ten, if you have extensive changes to without any additional work. make to your site, it can be less expensive • Downloadable information packets, ar- to just start over. If your site has any of the problems mentioned here, it’s time to redesign. The steps needed to update and revise will differ depending on the problems and issues that your site has—you may not have to start from scratch. But, do make sure that you address all of the problems that your site has so that you won’t have to redesign again any time soon! Graphic Design Studio, Inc. is a full-service design studio offering creative, professional graphic design and Website design and development services. Visit www.graphicdesignstudio.net or call 877-0507 for from p. 21 more information. Answers to this week’s SUPER CROSSWORD 18 • Maui Weekly • January 31 – February 6, 2008 Photo: Darla Palmer, Aloha Media & Marketing First Friday Wailuku 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 www.wailukucam.com 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 O’Lei. 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- Kula Hospital 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 and drink… Max—in addition to Bohemia’s famous $5 clothing rack and püpü platter. Dressing up the other end of Market Street, If the Shoe Fits has stunning prom gowns and prom shoes on special during First Friday. Rob Mastroianni MD Family Practice and Urgent Care New Patients Welcome! HOURS: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm • Emergency Room 24/7 Basic Services • Lab and X-Ray • Hospital & Long Term Care 878-1221 – Main 876-4415 – ER Life threatening emergencies always call 911 Serving Upcountry Maui Since 1910 Closed for lunch between 12 - 1:30pm Pukalani Square 81 Makawao Ave. Ste. 100 Makawao 808-573-8900 Photo: Sash a J. Schorr Photo: Sasha J. Schorr Photo: Sash a J. Schorr a J. Schorr Photo: Sash You’ll never know just what you’ll find at First 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 Stuffed Animal Shelter across the street, or splurge on a museum-quality underwater photo on canvas by Francis Laborde outside Green Ti Boutique and Massage. “We’re adding more and more booths,” said Marketing Coordinator Darla Palmer. “You’ll never know just what 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. 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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 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, visit www. active.com or www.paciﬁcwhale.org. For information, call Paciﬁc Whale Foundation at 249-8811. See next week’s issue for more information about upcoming whale festival Runners at the starting line of the Run for the events. Whales in 2006. Lic.#C-24320 Specializing in Island-style Cabinetry Maui’s Most Experienced Cabinet Refacing Team Ph. 874-9663 2 FOR 1 ~BREAKFAST COUPON~ Purchase any breakfast meal and receive your 2nd breakfast meal of equal or lesser value for FREE! PUB & CAFE Available only for dine-in. Good at any Moose location on Maui & Oahu. Valid during breakfast hours only. Beverages not included. This promotion is subject to change or cancellation without notice. LAHAINA: 844 Front St. • 667-7758 • KIHEI: 2511 S. Kihei Rd. • 891-8600 January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 19 Keiki can help celebrate the whales in a 2K walk or kids’ fun run. Maui will celebrate the Great Maui Whale Festival Feb. 9–24, with music, educational activities and the Run for the Whales. 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 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. 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For information, call Paciﬁc Whale Foundation at 249-8811. See next week’s issue for more information about upcoming whale festival events. 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 www.mauiarts.org. For complete and updated movie theater listings visit www.mauiweekly.com MAUI FILM FESTIVAL Help Maui Weekly readers to find the perfect gift for their special someone with your products and services! Advertisers who purchase an ad may submit a 200 word description of their businesses, specials, etc. Call today 875-1700 Castle Theater, MACC, Kahului 572-3456 • www.mauifilmfestival.com 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 HOLLYWOOD THEATERS Front Street, Lahaina 249-2222 Wharf Cinema, Lahaina 249-2222 Maui Mall Megaplex, Kahului 249-2222 CONSOLIDATED THEATRES Ka‘ahumanu Theater, Kahului 875-4910 Kukui Mall Theater, Kïhei 875-4910 January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 21 Super Crossword Across 1 Hollywood clashers 5 Out of line 10 Palindromic Parseghian 13 Haarlem export 18 ‘78 Bujold thriller 19 Lavished 21 Waggle 22 Meyerbeer masterpiece 23 West Indian troublemaker? 25 Mideastern show tune? 27 Aquatic animal 28 Appraise 30 Compass pt. 31 Vacation sensation 34 Citrus fruit 35 Brand or Chamberlain 38 Thames town 41 Son of Noah 43 Touch down 45 “- Dinah” (‘58 hit) 46 Opening 47 - acid 49 One customer 51 Gambols 54 Speechless, in Southeast Asia? 59 Church members 61 Hold up 62 Pro bono 63 Summer quencher 64 Gawk 65 Israeli dance 68 TV’s “- Life” 70 Brenda or Brandon 72 “Unforgettable” name 73 South American designer? 76 Scandinavian sugar substitute? 80 Muir or Miniver 81 By means of 82 Nobelist Wiesel 84 - gin fizz 85 Gam and Wilson 88 Exec’s deg. 90 Concept 92 Pointless 96 Adult insect 97 Central American song? 101 Addis 103 Rock’s Bravos 104 Ointment 105 Ornamental vine 106 Whip, for one 108 Family members, to many 111 Hum bug? 112 Perplexed 113 Artist Vincent 116 Stagger 118 Haul 120 Impresario Hurok 121 Selfassurance 123 Biblical kingdom 127 Caribbean entree? 130 African palanquins? 134 Where the buoys are 135 Fr. holy woman 136 Beethoven symphony 137 Ginger cookie 138 Swelling 139 Aunt or niece 140 Bestow 141 “Guarding -” (‘94 film) Down 1 Narcissus’ nymph 2 Big kid? 3 Fail to mention 4 Glossy cloth 5 Garment part Whirled Tour 6 - Paulo, Brazil 7 Relatives 8 Actress Georgia 9 Plant pest 10 Hunt’s “- Ben Adhem” 11 Director Polanski 12 Let up 13 Anderson’s “High -” 14 News org. 15 Raze 16 Musical of 1919 17 Unwind a rind 20 Stage stuff 24 Levin or Remsen 26 Extremely infrequently? 29 Slowly, to Sibelius 32 Dispel 33 Head set? 36 Sacred cows 37 Paul of “The Burning Bed” 38 “Heavens to Betsy!” 39 “Little Man -” (‘91 film) 40 Fall birthstone 42 Irritate 44 Mrs. David Copperfield 47 “Blue -” (‘77 hit) (Answers on p. 17) 48 It’s walked at Windsor 50 Baffle 52 Nero’s instrument 53 Scarecrow stuffing 55 Bolger/Haley co-star 56 Singer Della 57 Moisten 58 Starts a lawn 60 Still 66 Gun the engine 67 Out on 69 Stage whisper 71 Sushi candidate 73 - donna 74 Cornerstone abbr. 75 Tag 77 Literary parson 78 Din 79 Easter ends it 80 Med. test 83 Taylor or Trotta 86 “F Troop” corporal 87 Edna Ferber novel 89 Crooked 91 Spirited steed 93 Baudelaire’s buddies 94 Church area 95 “Orinoco Flow” singer 98 Grenoble’s river 99 Beseeched 100 Done 102 Take on 107 Way out 109 On edge 110 Anchored 112 Taken way aback? 113 Endorse, with “for” 114 “The Sandbox” playwright 115 Wasteland 117 Enticed 119 Timber tree 120 Sailboat, e.g. 122 - -Ball (arcade game) 124 Mozart’s “kleine Nachtmusik” 125 Some underwear 126 Snake charmer’s crew 128 Bond rating 129 NBC comedy showcase 131 Support 132 Sgt. or cpl. 133 Cornfield cry Weekly SUDOKU 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. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: Moderate Challenging HOO BOY! (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 Classifieds Community Churches ACTIVITIES CLASSES CLOCK REPAIR GARDENING SCUBA DIVE WITH ENDANGERED GREEN SEA TURTLES Shaka Divers Professional Instruction since 1985. Beginner Lessons, Guided Tours, Certiﬁcation Classes; Scooters, Night Dives, Mornings/Afternoons daily. (808) 2501234 www.shakadivers .com. LEARN THAI MASSAGE 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. KEEP THE OLD TIMERS RUNNING Antique clock repair. Grandfathers, mantels, cuckoos. Call Pete 891-1990. GARDENING, MOWING, STRING TRIMMING, weeding, etc. $15–20 per hour. Call Scott at 280-6222. COMPUTERS MAKA AINA YARD CARE 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] hoo.com. Mahalo. BUSINESS 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. BEAUTY SALON CAMEO REFLECTIONS 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. CAPTAIN’S LICENSE CAPTAIN’S LICENSE Radar endorsement celestial navigation ocean endorsement. All exams given here on Maui. Monthly classes. Call 244-3924 or 879-4733. Visit www.mauiweekly.com LEARN THAI TABLE 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. SCIENCE OF MIND STUDY 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. CLEANING 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. BUSY BEE CLEANING 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 or www.mauimacmedic.com. THE COMPUTER GEEK OF MAUI Affordable PC service for your home or business. Don’t freak, call the Geek. 2830636. www.computergeekof maui.com. [email protected] geekofmaui.com. DATING WWW.EMATCHHAWAII .COM Hawaii’s exclusive dating website. Search by island or statewide. Become a memberwin a weekend island getaway for two. Visit ematchhawaii .com today. DRAFTING ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING & DESIGN Complete professional AutoCAD drawings for building permits or any type of fabrication. Affordable custom new home or remodel designs. Yogesh 573-0759. CUSTOMER SERVICE/RAMP AGENTS 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. Duties: • Check in passengers and their luggage • Use public address system for boarding/departure/arrival announcements. • 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. Requirements: • • • • • • • • • • • 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. HEALTH HELPING HANDS Certiﬁed Nurse Aid (CNA) seeking senior lady to care for in Central Maui. Eight years of experience with excellent references. 8758240. HOME IMPROVEMENT 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. 280-9875. BRIAN’S CARPENTRY AND REDESIGN Serving 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. MAHANA SCREENS & 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. REMODELING AND HANDYMAN SERVICES Lic#BC 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. THE HANDYMAN CAN 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. Get Color Background Just $10 per week! Maui Weekly C L A S S I F I E D S 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. JEWELRY PILATES BUY DIRECT FROM WHOLESALER Genuine 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. PILATES MAUI STUDIO 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 www.pilatesmaui.com. MASSAGE SERVICES BE DISCOMFORT FREE Licensed therapist (MAT2442) uses 7 modalities from 20 yr. exp. Massages include Sports, Swedish & Deep Tissue. Optional complimentary Healing Touch. 879-8707 H/C. ACHING TO BE LOVINGLY TOUCHED? Experience my warm sensitive hands intuitively healing you. Sweet energy ﬂows. Whole body bliss— not to be missed. Call today 891-2700. Discreet intimate ambiance. PAINTING COOL DOG PAINTING Home & Condo Painting Int, Ext, Faux Painting Specialist & Handyman. Toilets, Blinds & other small jobs. Over 20 yrs. exp. 298-8948. BACK HOE SERVICES, Septic Tank, Mason, Trenches, Hauling, Lot Cleaning, Driveway, Pools, Grading, Footings. For quick and prompt quote call Antonio 280-6063. Insured and Licensed. 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] BODYWORK FOR MEN Strong and soothing hands by trained male. Offering a FullBody combination of alternative & traditional styles. Private studio. Call 344-3425. Visit www.MauiBodywork.com. PAINT SERVICES Interior and exterior paint, powerwashing, drywall repairs. Clean and professionally done. For free estimates call Fernando @ 2808107. PETS AKC GREAT DANE PUPPIES Stunning, friendly, champion lines Riley x Nightingale, companion Harlequin, Merle & Piebald males, $2,000+. Serious only, visit MauiGreatDanes .com or Nightingaledanes.com for lots of pics, 573-5843. PIANO LESSONS PIANO LESSONS for beginners and kids from the age of 5 - lessons taught at your home. Please call Daniela 205-5558. PLAY ON BABY GRAND PIANO with qualiﬁed creative teacher/composer. Children and adults welcome. Please call Leah at 875-6589. CUSTOM SEWING FOR THE HOME AND BUSINESS Specializing in simple upholstery, slipcovers, cushions, pillows, bedding, window coverings, inside/outside furniture, equipment covers. Custom designs and projects welcome. www.tropicalspaces.com. Tracy 575-9041. 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 sulting.com. TAX RETURN PREPARATION, REFUND LOANS get 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. SITUATIONS WANTED 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. SPA MAUI BODY & SOUL 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 www.zenvilla.net 878-6356 Lic#MAE-2017. YARD MAINTENANCE YARD MAINTENANCE, tree trimming, plant disease control, etc. Call for a free estimate. Clean-ups ok, long term care preferred. Call Robert @ 3854003. YOGA MAUI YOGA PATH WITH 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, www.mauiyogapath.com. Disclaimer: Maui Weekly shall not be liable for information contained within advertisements or for any loss or expense that results from the publication or omission of an advertisement. 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Sorry, no payment by phone. If sending cash, check or money order, enclose the full amount (tax is included in the price). If sending credit card information, include number, expiration date, CID number (3 digits on back), name on the card and billing address. Mail or bring to Maui Weekly, Island Surf Building, 1993 S. Kïhei Road, Ste. 215, Kïhei, HI 96753. Across from where Kalama Park meets Cove Park, around back, second floor. Fax: 875-1800 Email: [email protected] January 31 – February 6, 2008 • Maui Weekly • 23 Calendar of Events $20.83 · Up to 60 words Fax 875-1800 · email [email protected] FRIDAY · FEBRUARY 1 SUNDAY · FEBRUARY 10 FIRST FRIDAY WAILUKU is a free street MAUI ACADEMY OF THE HEALING ARTS 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. WES “SCOOP” NISKER PRESENTS “CRAZY WISDOM SAVES THE WORLD 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 www.mauiarts.org. 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. SATURDAY · FEBRUARY 16 EAST MAUI INVASIVE SPECIES CLASS 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. MAUI’S PARADE OF WHALES THEME is “Go Green, Help Save the Whales.” 9 a.m. on South Kïhei Road, from Kïhei Library SATURDAY · FEBRUARY 2 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]ﬁcwhale.org. grounds; swim, hot tub, 1–2 p.m. Class MAUI’S WHALE DAY CELEBRATION 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., THURSDAY · FEBRUARY 7 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, www.paciﬁcwhale.org. Mai Tais or soft drinks). For reservations, THURSDAY · FEBRUARY 21 call Paciﬁc Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811. FRIDAY · FEBRUARY 8 LIVING FROM YOUR ESSENCE, February 8–10. A heart-centered experiential weekend with Siegmar Gerkin, PhD., core energetic therapist. Contact: Stephen Hynson, (808) 268-2946 or [email protected] SATURDAY · FEBRUARY 9 GIGANTIC 40 FAMILY, ISLAND-WIDE 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. PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION is seeking 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]ﬁcwhale.org. 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 www.active.com or www.paciﬁcwhale.org. Sponsored by Paciﬁc Whale Foundation, Runner’s Paradise, Valley Isle Road Runners, Dowling Corporation, Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel and others. 249-8811. JOAN HALIFAX AND RAM DASS, “LIVING AND DYING IN EVERYDAY LIFE” 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] ONGOING 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 Development. SEA WEES; FUN FOR LITTLE ONES A 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] Nïele Betty Green Previously published in the Maui Sun on Jan. 28, 1981 “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 Pu‘unënë. “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 COMMUNITY J A N U A RY 2 0 0 8 Wahikuli 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 sweeping views of the coastline. Existing Ka‘anapali Beachfront Walking Path Lifeguard 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 Park. Existing Canoe Beach Parking Lot and Sidewalk Honoapi‘ilani Highway Walking Path Parking Public Restrooms Lahaina Civic Center Parking Public Restrooms Lahaina Post Office 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 mauicounty.gov/roadrpt.htm and sign up for automatic email updates. Lahaina Bypass Phase 1A: Update Parking Public Restrooms Walking Path 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 FREE mailing list by visiting www.lahainabypassnow.com. For additional information contact Theo Morrison at 808-667-2516 or [email protected] Views of Ka‘anapali and Molokai from the trail.
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