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A salute to season’s JV Players of the Week
by T. Gasu, Samoa News Sports
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As this year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) football season winds down, Samoa News would like to acknowledge and recognize all of our selected Samoa News ASHSAA Junior Varsity Players of the Week for the 2013 season, as it closed off with the Leone High School Lions taking this year’s championship title — ending Tafuna High School Warriors’ 5-peat run — which this writer believes is just a phenomenal roar from the den of the Lions. At the same time, Samoa News would like to send out its thanks to GHC Reid and Co. Ltd, Oloa o Leala, the exclusive distributors of Coca Cola and Powerade — your family of fine beverages for sponsoring the ASHSAA 2013 football highlights, which includes video clips of the highlights of the games that can be viewed on YouTube, samoanews.com and facebook. com on the SamoanewsAmericanSamoa page, as well as weekly sponsored stories and photo pages of the high school football action — JV and Varsity divisions. SAMOA NEWS JUnIoR VARSITY PLAYERS OF THE WEEK — 2013 footBall season FOLASA VILI Helping to take the Championship title this year for the Lions is none other than Folasa “Frost” Vili, the sophomore All-Purpose Player for the Lions since his appearance in the green and gold uniform. Folasa who has been outstanding this year isn’t new to the game of football. Vili who was a star since his 7th grade at Leone Midkiff Elementary, appeared in the American Youth Football of Samoa league on the AYFS Raiders squad, leading the Raiders to the championship title game in 2011. He came short that year, but came back as an eighth grader, and led the Raiders to an undefeated championship season, and he was
named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 season. Vili was selected to the AYFS All Star Team that traveled to the State of Hawai’i to play against 3 of Hawai’i’s best All Star Teams. He led American Samoa to a 2 - 1 record and returning to American Samoa joined the Leone Lions High School Football Program. Vili led the Lions as a freshman to the Championship title game against the Warriors, but fell short to Tafuna’s 5-Peat Championship streak. In 2012 Folasa was the first Freshman to set a record in ASHSAA football when he became the first Freshman to take an award in the Varsity Division Championship Game, where Leone played the Warriors, and Folasa was named the “Defensive Player of the Game” while most Seniors sat and stared at this young athlete collecting an award that mostly seniors receive. Now leading Leone as a sophomore, Vili led the Lions Junior Varsity program to “almost” an undefeated season, as Leone claimed this years ASHSAA Football Championship Title in the Junior Varsity Division with a 7 - 1 record, as Tafuna spoiled their record with a 24 - 6 loss in their last game of the season. Folasa was named Player of the Week twice by Samoa News for his outstanding performances. JEREMIAH PRITCHARD Jeremiah Pritchard who was very popular as an eight grader in ASHSAA Football started out in the American Youth Football of Samoa league, back in 2011, when he led the AYFS Raiders as Quarterback, to their first Championship title game against the AYFS Bengals. Pritchard fell short claiming the title that year, nevertheless, he was selected to the AYFS All Stars twice, and has made both trips to Hawaii leding American Samoa’s All Star team with 2 victories on trips.
As an eight grader, Pritchard was needed on the Marist Crusaders Varsity squad, after the conclusion of the JV season, as Pritchard was known in the league as the “8th Grader” who made big plays in a division far beyond his age. Transferring to the green and gold uniform last year, Pritchard led the Lions to the Championship title against the Warriors, but came short again of another championship title – but now as a Sophomore, Jeremiah led the Lions at Running Back, Receiver, Middle Linebacker, and was just basically an All-Purpose Player for the Lions, this time, he helped Leone to claim the 2013-14 Championship Title with a record of 7 - 1. He is expected to appear in the Varsity Division for their play-off match ups to try and bring back the hopes of his older brother, Senior Linebacker Zephaniah Pritchard, who is out for the season due to a broken arm. ALEIPATA FERETI Leone Lions new starting quarterback Aleipata Fereti is very popular on the East Side of Tutuila, and he has just made a name for himself on the Western Side, after leading Leone to claim this year’s Championship Title in the JV Division. Fereti who first appeared on the field in the American Youth Football of Samoa league helped the AYFS Bears to their first ever play off game, where they fell short at the hands of the Raiders. He was also selected to the AYFS All Star Team that traveled to Hawaii in 2012, and was an astounding defensive player for American Samoa, helping the AYFS to two victories against Hawaii’s East and West All Star teams. He also appeared on the Eastern Star Youth Football League as one of the most threatening defenders on
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FOLASA VILI
JEREMIAH PRITCHARD
ALEIPATA FERETI
UESELI MAMEA
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) gets past Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Sammie Hill (94) as Luck runs 11 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of an NFL football (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts keep digging themselves into early holes — and proving they know how to come back and win. Donald Brown ran for two touchdowns, Andrew Luck added another and the Colts rallied yet again, this time beating the Tennessee Titans 30-27 on Thursday night. The Colts (7-3) trailed 14-0 in the first quarter and have been outscored 35-0 in the first quarters in their past three games — two of them victories. They also have trailed in six games after the first quarter this season. “At the end of the day winning is what matters,” Luck said. “We were fortunate in this game to survive our mistakes and have a chance to win. ... But we know that’s got to be fixed.” Adam Vinatieri kicked three field goals, including a 50-yarder, and Coby Fleener had a career-high eight catches for 107 yards to help the Colts bounce back quite nicely from a 38-8 home loss to St. Louis. They have yet to lose back-to-back games under coach Chuck Pagano and are 8-0 coming off a loss. “Obviously, starting out like that is something we’re all too familiar with,” Fleener said. “That’s something we have to work and get corrected.” The Colts are back in charge of the AFC South too, now having beaten all three divisional opponents on the road. “We’re not worried about that yet,” Luck said. “We’re worried about this next game.” The Titans (4-6) lost their second straight and fifth in six games, blowing the big lead. Chris Johnson ran for two touchdowns and 70 yards in the first quarter, but had only 16 yards after that. “We’ve got to find that winning formula, whatever it is,” Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said. “We have to find a way to pull these games out at the end. It’s a tough locker room in there right now. That’s two in a row that kind of slipped away from us. Two big ones, two costly ones for us.” Fitzpatrick drove the Titans 80 yards in four plays, capping the drive with a 19-yard TD pass to Delanie Walker with 1:54 left. But the Titans, just like they did in becoming the first team to lose to Jacksonville this season on Sunday, couldn’t execute an onside kick with the ball not even covering 10 yards before Colts linebacker Pat Angerer covered it up. The Colts had the ball less than 6 minutes in the first quarter and wound up holding the ball more than 32:23. They also outgained the
Colts rally from 14 points down, beat Titans 30-27
Titans 366-340 after Tennessee opened with a 148-4 edge in total offense with its quick start. Indianapolis sealed the victory with an 11-play drive capped by Brown with an 11-yard TD with 3:01 left, and the Colts ran on 10 of the 11 plays for 60 yards. That was the Colts’ fourth drive of 11 plays or more, and Brown praised the maligned offensive line for a phenomenal job. So did Pagano, who said the linemen took it personally. “They had a point to prove,” Pagano said. Luck finished 23 of 36 for 232 yards passing. The Titans came out with the start they only wish they had Sunday losing to Jacksonville 29-27. Fitzpatrick did not turn the ball over once replacing Jake Locker, who’s out the rest of the season with a Lisfrac injury to his right foot. The Titans were up 17-6 at halftime and looked to be in control as the Colts had a minimeltdown with three personal fouls including linebacker Erik Walden head-butting Delanie Walker after ripping the helmet off the Titans tight end. The Colts won their fourth straight and for the ninth time in 10 games over their divisional rival with Vinatieri’s 30-yard field goal as the first half expired helping settle the Colts down. That was the first of 20 straight points as they dominated in the third quarter holding the ball for more than 11 minutes in taking a 23-17 lead. They opened the third quarter with an 11-play drive where Luck completed all five of his passes for 42 yards, including two on third down. Brown capped the drive with a 7-yard TD. Then Devon Wylie, signed to the roster Tuesday for an injured Damian Williams at returner, ran into teammate Craig Stevens and fumbled on the kickoff for Tennessee. Daniel Herron recovered for the Colts at the Titans 20, and Luck scrambled for an 11-yard TD two plays later. It was yet another special teams gaffe this season by the Titans. “For whatever reason, we just can’t hold onto the football,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “Another seven-point play really.” The Colts forced Tennessee three-and-out, and the Titans finally held in forcing Indianapolis to a field goal. Vinatieri kicked his third of the night, a 50-yarder that went just over the crossbar. That capped 17 unanswered points in the third quarter as Luck connected on his first eight passes and was 9 of 11 for 71 yards in the quarter.
NEW YORK (AP) — All those who marvel at Miguel Cabrera can only wonder what he might’ve done this year if completely healthy. Even so, Cabrera was a huge hit in Motown. Despite being hobbled by all sorts of ailments, the Detroit Tigers slugger won his second straight American League Most Valuable Player award Thursday, once again beating Angels outfielder Mike Trout by a comfortable margin. A season after winning baseball’s first Triple Crown in 45 years, Cabrera came back to lead the majors in hitting at .348 and finish second with 44 home runs and 137 RBIs. “I think this year was tougher because of the injuries,” he said on a conference call from the Miami area. “It was the last two months. It was tough to play through it,” he said. The eight-time All-Star missed several games after the break because of a bad back, a sore left hip flexor, a strained lower abdomen, shin trouble and a groin tear. He recently had surgery to fix the tear and said he’ll be ready for spring training. Still, Cabrera got 23 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He became the first player to win consecutive AL MVPs since Frank Thomas for the Chicago White Sox in 1993 and 1994. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen took the NL MVP by a surprisingly wide margin after leading a baseball revival in Pittsburgh. McCutchen drew 28 of the 30 first-place votes to finish far ahead of Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina. “I’m floating right now,” McCutchen said in Pittsburgh. “But I definitely didn’t expect it to be a landslide with those other guys — Goldschmidt and Molina. They were great candidates and I didn’t know what to expect.” McCutchen ranked among the NL leaders by hitting .317 with 21 home runs and 84 RBIs. He also scored 97 runs, stole 27 bases and had a .404 on-base percentage. The 27-year-old with the long, flowing dreadlocks helped the Pirates stop a record streak of 20 losing seasons and make the playoffs for the first time since 1992. Cabrera finished with 385 points, while Trout got five firstplace votes and 282 points. The difference was 81 points last season, when Trout was AL Rookie of the Year. Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis, who led the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs, was third. “I think all three guys deserve this trophy,” Cabrera said. Davis and Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson each received a first-place vote. Cabrera took his third AL batting title in a row. He also drew a $1 million bonus for winning a second MVP during his current contract with the Tigers. No AL player has won three straight MVPs. Albert Pujols was the last repeat NL MVP winner in 2008 and 2009; Barry Bonds took four straight from 2001-04. The Tigers have virtually owned the major postseason awards during a three-year run of success. Justin Verlander was the MVP and Cy Young winner in 2011, Cabrera took the MVP last season and Detroit ace Max Scherzer won this year’s Cy Young Award on Wednesday. “I’m on the right team,” Cabrera said. The 30-year-old third baseman from Venezuela also captured the AL MVP last year when he hit .330 with 44 homers and 139 RBIs. Cabrera topped Trout 22-6 in first-place votes in that balloting. Trout hit .323 with 27 homers and 97 RBIs this year, stole 33 bases and led the AL in runs and walks. Cabrera clearly was baseball’s most dominant hitter for most of the season as the Tigers won their third straight AL Central crown. Voting for the BBWAA awards was done before the playoffs. Cabrera hit .262 with two homers and seven RBIs in 11 postseason games, and made a couple of key outs in Detroit’s six-game loss to Boston in the AL championship series. Cabrera was in contention for a second straight Triple Crown for much of the year, and was hitting .359 with 43 homers and 130 RBIs through Aug. 26.
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Cabrera repeats as the AL MVP; McCutchen wins the NL award…
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Back in April, Eric Reid held his breath for a moment waiting to hear whether the New Orleans Saints would draft him out of LSU. They passed, and the standout safety wound up out West with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers instead. It has been a great fit so far. “Upset? Well, that’s just the way it is,” Reid said. “I did hold my breath for a little bit, I won’t lie, because that’s my hometown state. After that happened I was just looking for the next team to come around, and like I’ve always said, I couldn’t be more thankful for the 49ers picking me.” Reid immediately emerged as a hard-hitting, playmaking rookie and has a team-best five takeaways for the 49ers (6-3). He sure hopes a second concussion won’t sideline him for Sunday’s game at the Superdome against Drew Brees and the Saints (7-2). “I’ve been looking forward to this. That’s my home state,” Reid said. “I’ve been watching Drew Brees and those guys for a long time. This is part of my dream, to get to play in that stadium against Drew Brees and the Saints. Hopefully, I can do my part and get a win.” Reid received 58 tickets for the game to accommodate all of the family and friends who want to see him play — a number larger than he expected but doable because many of his 49ers teammates didn’t ask for their usual ticket allotment. Reid can’t imagine not playing in his Louisiana homecoming. Yet it won’t be entirely his call. The Baton Rouge native, who turns 22 next month, sustained his second concussion of the season in last week’s 10-9 loss to Carolina when he went head first to tackle 245pound Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert. “It is a little surprising. I’ve never had a concussion before,” Reid said. “To get two in one season is a little bit different for me. That being said, this is the NFL. Guys are a little bit stronger, a little bit bigger than what I’m used to playing. I might have to adjust the way I’m playing a little bit.” Coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will encourage Reid to make some slight changes to avoid further harm. While Reid wants to remain his aggressive self and realizes how hard it is to change a playing style when decisions are made in split seconds, he will work to use more of his
Rookie Eric Reid out of LSU eager to face QB Brees
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body and consider the size of the offensive player coming at him. Both Reid and tight end Vernon Davis are expected to go through a contact practice Friday and be re-evaluated before flying to the Big Easy, where the 49ers lost 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl nine months ago. Brees, for one, knows what a game-changer Reid can be if he is on the field Sunday. “He’s been very impressive. He’s a big, physical guy who can really run. You can see him getting better each week,” Brees said. “He’s found his role within that defense and has played it very well.”
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In this Oct. 13, 2013, photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) gestures during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in San Francisco. Reid has emerged as a play-making rookie with five takeaways, and sure hopes a concussion won’t sideline him for Sunday’s game at the Superdome against Drew Brees and Co. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
AMERICAN YOUTH FOOTBALL of SAMOA
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Development Bank of American Samoa
P.O. BOX 9 • PAGO PAGO, AS 96799 • TEL: 633.4031 • FAX: 633-1163
PUBLIC NOTICE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DECENT AFFORDABLE HOME LOAN PROGRAM LOTTERY NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY PROGRAM YEARs 2012 and 2013
This public notice is published in accordance with the Citizen Participation Plan established by the American Samoa Government (ASG) and applies to the Community Development Block Grant – Decent Affordable Home Loan Program (CDBG-DAHLP) funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). For PY2011 to PY2015, HUD has approved for ASG to conduct a DAHLP Lottery. This will be the second DAHLP lottery in the Territory. DAHLP applicants MUST BE a U.S. National, a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident of American Samoa. The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) in partnership with Department of Commerce (DOC) expects to receive the CDBG funds of about $600,000.00 for the federal PY2012 (reprogrammed monies) and PY2013. These funds will provide rehabilitation and renovation construction of homes in America Samoa. The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) in partnership with the Department of Commerce (DOC) is administering the DAHLP. These funds will provide home rehabilitation and renovation of existing single-family homes. Type of Project: Renovation and rehabilitation of homes owned by very low income households. Project Financing: Sixty five percent (65%) grant funding thirty five percent (35%) interest bearing payment loan. Pursuant to Section 104(a)(3) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and to comply with the “citizenship participation” clause therein, DBAS will process all completed applications through the lottery process.
Tutuila Residents
Workshop Date: November 13 & 15 (Wednesday & Friday) Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: East Side Location- Lee Auditorium West Side Location- Ili’ili Catholic Church Hall
Manu’a Residents
Workshop Date: November 12 & 14 (Tuesday & Thursday) Time: 9:00am Place: Lee Auditorium – North Wing
Issuing of Lottery Tickets: November 25-27, 2013 (Monday – Wednesday)
Time: Place: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lee Auditorium – North Wing
Lottery Draw Date:
Tutuila & Manu’a: December 2, 2013 (Monday) Place: Lee Auditorium – Main Hall
CDBG DAHLP Household Income Eligibility Scale
Household Members Maximum Household Income Household Members Maximum Household Income 1 $12,300 5 $19,000 2 $14,050 6 $20,400 3 $15,800 7 $21,800 4 $17,550 8 $23,200
Only individuals who attend a Workshop will be able to request a ticket for the lottery. This way, we can ensure that all ticket holders are aware of the DAHLP requirements, terms and conditions. If you do not attend a Workshop, you will not be allowed to request a ticket. All applications must be received and date stamped by DBAS loan manager no later than Friday, Decemb er 20, 2013. Applications that do not meet this deadline will not be processed. All applicants will receive a written response from DBAS regarding their application after the review process is complete. Successful applicants will then have 15 days following the notification to comply with all approval conditions. It is estimated that construction will begin by February 2014. ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO: Ruth S. Matagi-Fa’atili DBAS Loan Manager Development Bank of American Samoa Office, Fagatogo
FALETUPE O ATIINA’E O AMERIKA SAMOA
P.O. BOX 9 • PAGO PAGO, AS 96799 • TEL: 633.4031 • FAX: 633-1163
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FA’ASALALAUGA FA’ALAUA’ITELE
POLOKALAMA FAATUPU (INIVESI) FAAPAAGA MO FALENOFO FAAALIGA O TUPE UA IAI NEI POLOKALAMA MO LE TAUSAGA 2011-2012
Ua faia lenei fa’asalalauga e tusa ai ma le Fuafuaga Auai o Tagatanu’u ua faavaeina e le malo o Amerika Samoa ma e fa’atatau mo le Polokalama o le Community Development Block Grant-Decent Affordable Home Loan ua fa’atupeina e le Matagaluega o Fale ma Atina’e o Nu’u o le Iunaite Setete (HUD), Ofisa o Fuafuaga ma Atina’e o Nuu. Mo tupe maua mai le DAHLP, tausaga 2011-2015, ua tu’uina mai ai l e fa’atanaga e le malo tele e faia ai le lotto mo lea polokalama fa’apitoa. O i latou e mafai ona talosaga mo nei noga tupe e aofia iai nesionale Amerika, sitiseni Amerika po o e ua nofomau i Amerika Samoa. E fa’amoemoe e maua mai e le Faletupe o Atiina’e ma le Ofisa o Fefa’atauaiga ma Alamanuia mai le Polokalama Faatupe mo Falenofo le afoa’i e tusa ma le $600,000.00 mo le polokalama lenei a le feterale mo tausaga polokalama 2012-2013. O le a fa’amaopoopoina e le Faletupe o Atiina’e ni faatasiga mo le mamalu lautele e tufaina ai pepa talosaga ma fa’amalamalama ai auiliiliga o Polokalama mo Falenofo. O nofoaga la nei ma aso faatulagaina ua ta’ua i lalo: Aso mo Semina mo Tutuila: Novema 13 & 15 (Aso Lulu & Aso Faraile) Taimi: 9:00 a.m. Nofoaga: Sasa’e- Fale Laumei i Utulei Sisifo – Fale o le Ekalesia Katoliko i Iliili Aso mo Semina mo Manu’a: Novema 12 & 14 (Aso Lua & Aso Tofi) Taimi: 9:00am Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei Tufaina o Pepa Lotto: Novema 25-27, 2013 (Aso Gafua – Aso Lulu) Taimi: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei
Aso o le Lotto
Tutuila & Manu’a: Tesema 2, 2013 (Aso Gafua) Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei
Agava’a o le Tupe Maua e Fa’atatau i tagata o le Aiga
Numera o Tagata o lo’o nonofo i le fale Maualuga o le Tupe Maua Numera o Tagata o lo’o nonofo i le fale Maualuga o le tupe Maua 1 $12,300 5 $19,000 2 $14,050 6 $20,400 3 $15,800 7 $21,800 4 $17,550 8 $23,200
Mo tagata uma ua faamanuiaina i le lotto, e tatau ona faataunuina mai i totonu i le Faletupe o Atina ’e pepa talosaga uma ae le’i o’o i le aso Faraile, Tesema 20, 2013. Na o e auai i le Semina o le-a fa’atagaina ona talosaga se ticket mo le se’i. O le fa’amoemoe, ina ia malamalama tagata i aiaiga uma o le porokalama. E fa’asa ona talosaga e se tasi e le’i auai i se Semina se ticket. O talosaga uma ia taunu’u atu ma faailogaina e le o lo’o ta’ua o loo faafoeina le Polokalama ia le silia Tesema 20, 2013. O ni talosaga uma e le fa’autagia lenei aso o le a le fa’aaogaina. O le a maua atu se tali tusitusia mo talosaga uma mai le Faletupe o Atina’e o Amerika Samoa ina ua mae’a ona iloiloina.  O talosaga uma e talia e tuu atu i ai le 15 aso e amata mai le aso o le faaaliga e faautagia ai uma tulaga o le taliaina. O loo fuafuaina e amata galuega ia Fepuari 2014. O TALOSAGA UMA IA FAATAUNUU ATU IA: Ruth S. Matagi-Fa’atili DBAS Loan Manager Faletupe o Atina’e o Amerika Samoa, Fagatogo
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by Jeff Hayner Samoa News Sports
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball season coming to a close
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball around Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala, center, as Serge Ibaka sets a pick during the first half of an NBA basketball game (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.
Harden, Rockets withstand Anthony’s 45 pts, top Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden was back in the lineup, Jeremy Lin was back at Madison Square Garden, and that was just enough to help the Houston Rockets withstand Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. Harden scored 36 points in his return from a one-game absence, and the Rockets overcame Anthony’s 45 points for a 109-106 victory Thursday night. Anthony had the highest-scoring game in the NBA this season and grabbed 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the Knicks in their fourth straight home loss. Chandler Parsons added 22 points and Lin had 21 for the Rockets, who beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time even on a mostly silent night from Dwight Howard, largely outplayed by Andrea Bargnani. “Jeremy stepped up, James played big and that’s what we need,” Howard said. Howard had just seven points with his 15 rebounds, though he did make a pair of free throws with 1:15 left that gave Houston a fivepoint lead. Harden, who missed the Rockets’ 123-117 overtime loss in Philadelphia on Wednesday with a bruised left foot, scored seven straight Houston points for nine-point lead with 3:51 left. He finished 16 of 18 at the line. But there was plenty of excitement left, including Anthony just missing a potential fourpoint play when the Rockets fouled him intentionally behind the arc leading by three with 5 seconds left. Anthony threw the ball up and it went in, but officials ruled it came after Harden fouled him. The Rockets hadn’t fouled in similar situations lately, and both Toronto and Philadelphia made late 3s to force them into overtime. “It seems like that has happened a lot to us lately. Last-second shots. The first two times you know we didn’t foul and they made big 3s. Tonight a foul and they still made a big 3,” Harden said. Not quite. Knicks coach Mike Woodson wanted referees to review the call, though it isn’t reviewable, and Anthony wouldn’t say if he believed it should have counted. “My thoughts don’t mean anything at this point in time,” said Anthony, who did express his frustration with some of the calls Harden received. “It really doesn’t matter right now for me to say whether I thought it was a good call or not. So therefore we move on from that.”
Anthony made both free throws — he was trying to miss the second intentionally — but Harden answered with a pair to make it 109106 with 2.9 seconds to play, and J.R. Smith was well off with a long-distance heave at the buzzer. Bargnani scored 24 points for the Knicks and played surprisingly strong defense on Howard, who shot 1 of 5. Smith scored 15 points in his second start but shot just 4 of 16 for the Knicks, who also cost themselves when Anthony’s intentional foul on Howard away from the ball came with under 2 minutes left, allowing the Rockets to retain possession. Lin, back to coming off the bench after starting Wednesday in Harden’s place, has won both games back at MSG, where he burst onto the worldwide scene two years ago during his memorable run of Linsanity. Lin came in on another nice roll, scoring 65 points in his previous two games, the best two-game stretch of his career. But the Rockets wasted his 34-point, 12-assist game Wednesday that featured a Rockets record-tying nine 3-pointers. “We played more as a team today,” Lin said. “We really moved the ball, shared the ball. We played really unselfish today and we also did what we needed to do defensively.” Houston led 28-23 after one and was starting to run away with it when it opened a 49-35 lead during Parsons’ run of 11 straight Rockets points. But he didn’t score the rest of the half after his driving dunk with 3:10 left, and Anthony and Bargnani combined for three 3-pointers during a 13-2 run to close the half and cut it to 53-52. “We’ve let four games in a row at home get away, that’s something we hadn’t done since I’ve been here,” Woodson said. “That’s kind of frustrating from a coach’s standpoint, but we’re still learning each other and trying to figure it out, and we will eventually.” NOTES: Center Omer Asik didn’t play for the Rockets after the Houston Chronicle reported he had requested a trade. He had been starting along with Howard until coach Kevin McHale scrapped the alignment. McHale said Asik told him he didn’t feel well and that he hadn’t heard about any rumors. ... Rockets backup forward Greg Smith left with what appeared to be a right leg injury following an awkward landing after playing just 40 seconds in the first quarter.
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This year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball season is coming to a close with one week of play left. Defending ASHSAA Junior Varsity champion Fagaitua Vikings, have been playing up to par all season and were able to win every game so far except for one— that loss was at the start of the season against the Tafuna Warriors. The Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats are right behind the Vikings as their only two losses were to the Lions last Saturday and to the Vikings earlier in the season. The Wildcats are ranked #2 in the standing right behind the Vikings. The #3 team at this time is the Samoana Sharks who have been hanging around all year in the standings doing just enough to stay in the middle of the pack. The Lions— who are tied in the win/loss column with the Sharks—have been emulating their rival Sharks all season even in the rankings, as they are tied at this time. The
Kanana Fou Stallions have done just enough to stay competitive this season and they are right behind the Sharks and Lions at this time. The Tafuna Warriors are near the bottom of the pack, but not as far down as the Fa’asao Marist Cougars who are lagging behind and have been that way since the start of the season. The Cougars though are on a winning streak, as they won their first game of the season that came against the Stallions last Saturday, even though it was a forfeit win for the Cougars. The next set of games is this coming Saturday at Leone High School with six exciting games scheduled to be played and a scheduled starting time of 8:00 a.m. for the first game. Here are the current standings: W L TEAM Faga’itua 6 1 Voc-Tech 4 2 Samoana 4 3 4 3 Leone Kanana Fou 3 4 Tafuna 2 5 Fa’asao 1 6
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But he managed only two extra-base hits in his next 25 games through the end of the regular season. Cabrera said he didn’t think rest would have helped heal his injuries near the end. Instead, he took a different approach: “OK, let’s play through it and see what happens,” he said. Cabrera still became the first right-handed hitter to win three straight batting titles in either league since Rogers Hornsby in 1920-25. Cabrera also kept amazing his teammates with his prowess at the plate. In mid-August, he homered in all three games of a series at Yankee Stadium, twice connecting off career saves leader Mariano Rivera. His shot in the opener was the most impressive, even though Detroit eventually lost. After fouling two balls off his left shin, Cabrera was having trouble standing in the batter’s box when he tagged Rivera for a tying, two-run drive with two outs in the ninth inning. Cabrera had bedeviled the Yankees before. As a 20-year-old rookie, he helped the Marlins beat New York in the 2003 World Series. McCutchen, third in MVP balloting last season, got 409 points. Goldschmidt finished second with 242, while Molina received the other two first-place votes and came in third. McCutchen’s win came two days after Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was picked as the NL Manager of the Year. McCutchen was the first Pittsburgh player to win the MVP since Bonds in 1992. The Pirates went 94-68 this year, a season after going 79-83. Along the way, McCutchen became the face of the franchise and heard loud “MVP!” chants when he would step to the plate at PNC Park this summer. “I’d lie to you if I said it didn’t enter my mind ever,” he said. “It’s awesome to hear something like that.” Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati in the NL wild-card game, then lost to St. Louis in a division series that went the full five games. Boston wound up beating St. Louis in the World Series. No one on the Red Sox or Cardinals won any of the major BBWAA awards.
Manziel has another big season to lead #10 A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The encore to Johnny Football’s Heisman Trophywinning freshman season is nearing an end. Johnny Manziel and No. 10 Texas A&M have a bye this week before wrapping up the regular-season with games at No. 18 LSU and ninth-ranked Missouri. Manziel has put up eye-popping numbers similar to and in some cases better than he did a year ago, but most polls don’t have him favored to join Archie Griffin as the second two-time Heisman winner. His biggest competition to repeat is Florida State’s freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, who has led the Seminoles to a 9-0 start. If Manziel is at all concerned about that, he isn’t letting on. “I wasn’t even in it for a long time last year and didn’t really get much into it last year,” he said. “Same way this year.” Manziel, who as a redshirt sophomore is eligible for the NFL draft after this season, insists that he is simply worried about helping the Aggies win their final two games. He won’t discuss whether he has thought about what he will do at the end of the season. “I want nothing more than to win these next two games and to get into a good bowl game and go 10-2 in another regular season,” he said. “I can’t even put into words how bad I want that for seniors on this team and for this team in general.” His teammates, as expected, are irked that he isn’t the front-runner for a second Heisman. But they aren’t exactly surprised. “You know how society is, they get bored with people,” receiver Malcome Kennedy said. “You know, you win one and it’s like: ‘OK you don’t want to be greedy.’ But when it comes down to it, the numbers say it all. He knows it, we know it and people who watch sports know it.” Manziel’s season started out rocky when he was suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s opener for an inadvertent violation of NCAA rules related to allegedly accepting money for autographs from memorabilia brokers. After his return, the Aggies won their first two games before a 49-42 loss to No. 1 Alabama. Texas A&M also lost to Auburn. Manziel set a variety of school and SEC records last season, but many believe that his work in leading Texas A&M to a win over topranked Alabama in Tuscaloosa locked up the Heisman win. This season, Manziel has become much more polished in the pocket, already throwing 31 touchdowns after finishing with 26 last year. His 3,313 yards passing are just 400 yards shy of what he finished with last year. He’s also become a more efficient passer with a year of experience under his belt, improving his completion percentage from 68 to 73 percent. Manziel has had to scramble far less than he did in 2012 when he finished with 1,410 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns. But he still leads the team with 611 yards rushing and has added eight touchdowns on the ground. Manziel leads the nation in points responsible for (234), is second in total offense (392.4 yards a game) and third in yards passing and passing efficiency (186.9). Along with his gaudy numbers, the Aggies also rave about Manziel’s increased leadership this season. “I look back to last year and we had a lot of senior leaders ... and we didn’t really have to have Johnny step up and be a leader,” said Labhart, a senior. “He did, but this year he’s a completely different leader. He’s vocal, he challenges guys.” About the only knock on Manziel statistically this season is that he already has 11 interceptions after throwing just nine last year. He has a simple explanation for why that’s happened. “Greed is a terrible thing,” he said. Manziel went on to explain that he sometimes wants to throw touchdown passes so badly that he makes throws that he knows better than to make. “He’s going to take chances because he is a dynamic player and that’s what dynamic players do,” receiver Travis Labhart said. “And you can’t fault him for those times when he takes chances.” He’s also lacking the signature win he had last season, but his stock could certainly rise if he and Aggies are able to knock off both LSU
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TIPTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri high school football player who has been hospitalized with a brain injury since an October playoff game died Thursday, according to the school district’s superintendent. Chad Stover, a junior at Tipton High School, had been hospitalized in critical condition since Oct. 31, when he was taken off the football field near the end of the game and taken by ambulance to the hospital. He died at a hospital in Columbia, said Scott Jarvis, superintendent of the Tipton School District. Officials have not said how Stover was injured. Jarvis said last week he couldn’t discuss details of the injury but described it as “very serious.” Jason West, spokesman for the Missouri State High School Activities Association, said the association had been made aware of Stover’s injury and death, but he was uncertain how Stover was injured. “We do know the game was halted at that time,” West said. He said the MSHSAA would review how the injury was dealt with at the field in Sedalia where the game was played. The association recommends having some type of medical service available at football games, but requires only that each school have an action plan in place to deal with medical emergencies. He said preliminary information indicates the school did follow its action plan. The school and family have received outpourings of support since Stover was hospitalized. Schools around Missouri displayed red ribbons in honor of Tipton’s school colors or displayed Stover’s No. 18 on their fields. Residents also covered his central Missouri town of Tipton in red ribbons. “If you wanted to pick a kid to be your son, that’d be the one you’d pick,” Jarvis said.
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the field for the Aua Redskins, as Aua’s All Purpose Player. In 2012, Fereti led the Redskins to their second Championship title in a row after defeating the Lauli’i Patriots in 2012. As a freshman, Fereti appeared on the Vikings football team as their starting free safety, and defensive captain who led the Vikings to the play-offs, but fell short at the hands of the Warriors. This year, he is sporting the green and gold uniform and his first year at the Home of the Lions, he started as Quarterback, and took Leone to almost an undefeated Championship season. UESELI MAMEA Tafuna’s Sophomore Middle Linebacker Ueseli Mamea also has racked up quite a history in his young football career as he now leads the Warriors defensive unit, a transition made this year from being a former Crusader – He first appeared on the field back in 2011, when he helped the AYFS Bengals to an undefeated championship season, defeating the Raiders. As an eight grader, Mamea made his first transfer from the Bengals to the AYFS Raiders team, where he helped the Raiders to an Undefeated Championship Season in 2012, and he was also named the Defensive Player of the Season. Mamea was selected to the AYFS All Star Team and helped American Samoa to defeat two of Hawaii’s All Star Team with his outstanding defensive skills. Entering ASHSAA Football, Mamea appeared on the Marist Crusaders JV Team, as the Captain of the team, and playing Middle Linebacker and Running Back. Mamea struggled to keep the Crusaders heads above water and he stood out performance-wise from the rest of his team. This year, he transferred from Marist to Tafuna, and was immediately named the Warriors Defensive Captain, playing Middle Linebacker for Leone Lions in the last game of Tafuna. He led the Warriors the season. to defeat the only undefeated FERRIN MANULELEUA The unpredictably fast runteam in the league this year, the ning back for the Sharks this year is still playing in this year’s season, as he was drafted up to Samoana’s Varsity team, and played his first Varsity game last Saturday against the Warriors, where Manuleleua racked up 45 yards with just 4 carries against the Warriors undefeated defensive unit, and still just a sophomore at. Manuleleua made his first football appearance back in 2011 in the AYFS League, with the AYFS Bear, where Manuleleua led his team to their first ever play off game, but lost to the Raiders on a journey that almost came true. Manuleleua was also selected to the AYFS All Star team that traveled to Hawaii in 2012, and helped American Samoa to two victories over Hawaii. Ferrin came back and appeared on the Lauli’i Patriots FERRIN MANULELEUA team and was the leading
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scorer with the most rushing yards in the Easten Star Youth Football League, where he led the Patriots to an undefeated season, until they fell to the hands of the Aua Redskins in their Championship Game. As a freshman, Manuleleua appeared on the Vikings JV Squad, as a Team Captain, and on both sides of the ball at Running Back, Quarterback, Safety, and Linebacker. He helped the Vikings to the playoffs until they fell in the hands of the Warriors. This year, Ferrin is sporting his Blue and White uniform proudly, as he was the only Samoana Sharks JV Player to be selected as Player of the Week this year by Samoa News, after they defeated Tafuna this season during their season opener. SAMUEL TALIVA’A Fagaitua Vikings Samuel Taliva’a might be small in size, but is certainly noticeable on the field with his outstanding performance this year, leading the Vikings to quite a season. Taliva’a who started out in the AYFS Football League back in 2011 played running back for the Chargers, as he was the leading rusher for that year. Taliva’a was also selected to the AYFS All Star Team that defeated two of Hawaii’s big All Star teams back in 2012. Popular for his speed and juke skills, Taliva’a was wanted on both eastern side high school football programs. Last year, Sam featured on the Sharks football team at Running Back, and led the Sharks to the play offs, but fell to the hands of the Lions. Now as a sophomore, Samuel Taliva’a is sporting his Big Red Machine uniform with the Fagaitua Vikings at both Running Back and Safety. He leads the Vikings in ground attacks and defensive picks. It will not be a surprise if Taliva’a appears on the Vikings Varsity squad this year at the rate he’s performing. He is also the only Viking that was selected as Player of the Week this year in the JV Division.
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OC coach held foR alleGedly chokInG stUdent VILLA PARK, Calif. (AP) — A wrestling coach at an Orange County high school has been arrested for allegedly choking a student unconscious. The Sheriff’s Dept. says 26-yearold Emmanuel Hernandez of Orange was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony battery. He remains jailed. Hernandez is a “walkon” coach at Villa Park High School. Authorities say he grabbed a member of the team during a school practice Wednesday and put him in a chokehold, leaving him unconscious, then punched him several times in the head. The student was treated at a hospital. Sheriff’s officials didn’t immediately release a motive for the alleged attack.
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Kenichi Ito runs on his arms and legs on a race course on his way to setting the Guinness World Record fastest time for the 100-meter dash on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The 30-year-old Japanese finished in 16.87 seconds Thursday, (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) shaving more than half a second off his 2012 run of 17.47.
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Kenichi Ito poses with a Certificate of the Guinness World Records after setting the Guinness World Record fastest time for the 100-meter dash on his arms and legs on a race course at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The 30-year-old Japanese finished (AP Photo) in 16.87 seconds Thursday, shaving more than half a second off his 2012 run of 17.47.
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Job Title: Wildlife Biologist III Posting Date: October 29, 2013 Serial No.: 090-13 Department Division: Marine & Wildlife Resources/Wildlife Closing Date: November 17, 2013 Announcement No.: 081-13 Type of Position: Contract Posting Type: Employment Opportunity/Open to the Public Pay Grade and Salary Range: GS15/$21,715-$51,875 General Description: This position in the wildlife Division carries out research, outreach and management programs on endangered species such as turtles, dolphins and whales and their habitat in the tropical island of American Samoa (Tutuila, Manu’a, Rose and Swains Atoll). The wildlife Biologist III will be responsible for reading the implementation for projects such as: Turtle and mammal research and monitoring. Turtle Habitat Restoration and Endangered Species outreach. This individual will also assist in other Wildlife Division projects as required. Key Duties and Responsibilities: • Manage the American Samoa Turtle Conservation, Whales and Cetacean Monitoring Programs. • Design, Conduct and Analyze data collection on turtle research and monitoring projects in American Samoa. • Design, Conduct and Analyze data collection on the Whale and Cetacean research and management in American Samoa • Provide scientific guidance to the Chief Wildlife Biologist to support scientific publication of studies regarding turtle and cetacean populations around the islands of American Samoa. • Assist in preparation and submission of grant proposal and report; • Develop management framework that manage the existing turtle and cetacean populations and their habitats used for feeding and breeding around the Samoan islands • Represent the Division and Department in regional and in territorial meetings within and outside of American Samoa • Conduct ecological assessments of turtle nesting sites and migration patterns to predict movement of these species around the islands and the region • Provide technical assistance to environmental boards and development groups regarding the science of endangered species such as turtles, whales and cetaceans. • Write and submit grant proposals in support of the American Samoa Turtle Conservation, Whales and Cetacean Programs • Write technical reports to grantors regarding progress of Program objectives for Sea Turtle Monitoring, Whale and Cetacean Surveillance and stranding. • Supervise the implementation of program objectives for each of the Endangered Species projects • Write annual and quarterly performance reports to grantors for each of the Endangered Species Projects • All other duties assigned. Knowledge Skill and Ability: • Conservation project management experience on endangered species such as sea turtles, whales and cetaceans • Excellent skills in report writing and statistical analysis of research data; publication(s) in peer reviewed journals • Experience in research and project design and implementation o Excellent grant writing experience • Applicants must be willing and able to accept Off-Island work assignments and be able to work in rugged conduction (involving backpacking, camping) for periods of time. • Ability to operate manual transmission vehicles Academic and Experience Requirements: Applicant must have a Masters degree in Biology (Wildlife Biology) Zoology, Ecology or in related field from an accredited college/university plus 4 years of work related experience; 2 years at a supervisory level, or a Bachelor degree in Biology(Wildlife Biology) Zoology, Ecology or in related field from an accredited college/university plus 5 years of work related experience; 3 of which at a supervisory level. Years of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for portion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience, Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel Division of the Department of Human Resources, or please contact the Recruitment unit at 633- 4485/633-4000.
Thanks to a broken collarbone on a run-of-the-mill sack, the Green Bay Packers are without Aaron Rodgers. Their rivals in the NFC North, the Chicago Bears, are without Jay Cutler thanks to a bum leg, which also wasn’t the result of some sort of illegal hit. Game after game, NFL quarterbacks get sacked, get hurt — and miss starts. Of the 15 games on this week’s schedule, nine — 60 percent — feature at least one team that has been forced to change its quarterback because of injury this season. One of the two teams with a bye, St. Louis, lost its No. 1 guy, 2010 top overall draft pick Sam Bradford, for the season. Bradford, who tore a ligament in his left knee last month, is one of nine quarterbacks on injured reserve in 2013, the second most through 10 weeks in any of the past 15 seasons, according to STATS. Amid those regular reminders of the dangers facing players at the sport’s marquee position, the league’s competition committee will take a look this offseason at whether to expand rules that protect the QB, NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino said Thursday. “Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he’s presenting?” Blandino said in a telephone interview. “Part of the conversation will be: Should that protection be expanded to all times when the quarterback has the ball in the pocket?” The committee will review position-by-position injury data and go over video from games, a regular process between seasons. “Currently the quarterback is as protected now as he’s ever been,” Blandino said, “but I think that’s been the case for eight or nine years.” A year ago, only one QB had gone on IR by this point in the season. Indeed, 2012 was about as healthy as it gets for quarterbacks: 20 of 32 NFL teams started the same one in every game, the highest percentage for a full, non-strike season since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. With nearly half of this season still to play, the number of teams able to rely on one starter at that key spot already is down to 20. “If you don’t have someone who can be productive at that position, you’re not going to win many games. You need to keep your quarterback healthy, because on most teams, there’s a huge dropoff from the starter to the backup. It’s a watered-down position, because there’s not a lot of great guys after the top 15 or so,” Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon said. “When you get a good guy, you want to keep him healthy.” Moon sees quite a difference in the way the position is safeguarded nowadays, compared with when he was in the NFL from 1984-2000. “No question, I wish we were protected better. ... It’s a lot safer, because some of the hits we took back in the day — they could still drive us into the turf when they hit us. Those really were painful. Didn’t always cause an injury, but made you a little more antsy about taking hits. The guys these days don’t really have to put up with it,” Moon said. “I don’t think there’s much more you can do. It’s as good as it’s going to get, unless you put flags on them.” He pointed to today’s spread offenses, with empty backfields and fewer players hanging back to help in pass protection, as a major reason games are averaging 2.65 sacks, a half-sack more per game than in 2010, for example. That’s on pace for the highest rate since the 2.67 in 1986. It probably is not a coincidence that the seven teams with sole possession of first place in their division entering Thursday started the same guy behind center every week: New England (Tom Brady), Indianapolis (Andrew Luck), Cincinnati (Andy Dalton), Kansas City (Alex Smith), New Orleans (Drew Brees), Detroit (Matthew Stafford) and Seattle (Russell Wilson). So has Denver (Peyton Manning), which at 8-1 has the league’s second-best record but is in second place in the AFC West behind unbeaten Kansas City entering their showdown Sunday night. Already using three QBs are Buffalo, Cleveland and Green Bay, which put Rodgers’ backup, Seneca Wallace, on IR, after he oh-so-briefly took over the job. The Packers now have Scott Tolzien, until recently a practice squad member, calling signals against the Giants on Sunday. The Broncos got a scare last weekend, when Manning limped around after a low hit late in a victory against San Diego. After he skipped practice Wednesday while getting treatment on his sore right ankle, Manning was asked about the slew of QB health issues around the league. “I don’t like talking about it. I don’t know what the trends are at other places, but I never like to see a quarterback get injured, I will say that,” said the four-time NFL MVP, who was at practice Thursday. “Quarterbacks are a unique fraternity. We kind of pull for one another. Maybe not when you’re playing against them that day. Cutler’s been injured. I know Rodgers was out. As a quarterback, you don’t like to see those guys get injured. I hope they’ll be back out there as soon as they can.” So, of course, do their teams.
➧ NBA ROUNDUP…
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Iguodala lifts Warriors past Thunder, 116-115
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Andre Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift Golden State to a thrilling victory over Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook’s 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining put the Thunder ahead after they trailed by 14 points early in the fourth quarter. Warriors coach Mark Jackson called a timeout to regroup, and David Lee inbounded the ball from near half court. Iguodala caught the ball and extended over Thabo Sefolosha for the winning shot, sending the sellout crowd of 19,596 into a frenzy. He sprinted toward halfcourt and was mobbed by teammates. Iguodala finished with 14 points and nine assists. Klay Thompson scored 27 points and Stephen Curry had 22 points and nine assists for the Warriors, who made 14 of 23 shots from 3-point range. Westbrook finished with 31 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Serge Ibaka had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and Kevin Durant had 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Thunder lost for the second straight night to a top Western Conference team. Oklahoma City was beaten by the LA Clippers on Wednesday. Woman pleads no contest In ‘foUnd’ newBoRn RepoRt HONOLULU (AP) — A 22-year-old Honolulu woman who police said tried to give her baby to authorities by pretending to find the girl on a beach pleaded no contest Thursday to filing a false police report. Keala Simeona’s sentencing on the misdemeanor charge is scheduled for Jan. 16. The maximum penalty is a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Police said Simeona reported finding an infant girl on east Honolulu’s Sandy Beach in April and took the baby to the hospital. They said they later determined Simeona is the baby’s mother. Family Court, in confidential proceedings, was to decide whether to return the child to her family or whether parental rights should be terminated. Simeona had told police she was parked at Sandy Beach late at night when she heard several people screaming. After the screaming stopped, she said, she walked toward the ocean and found the naked newborn and took her to a hospital. Patricia McManaman, director of the state Department of Human Services, said at the time that the full-term, 8-pound baby had been born immediately before she was found. For a time, officials informally called her Baby Sandy. Simeona told the judge Thursday that she works at a Jamba Juice and a movie theater. She stood next to her attorney and spoke softly, wearing black pants, a gray blouse and a colorful messenger bag slung over her shoulder. Her attorney, Franklin Don Pacarro Jr., declined to comment outside the courtroom. Simeona posted $250 bail after her arrest. Pacarro said later that he plans to ask the judge for a deferral. If a deferral is granted, Simeona will have the opportunity to clear the charge from her record if she abides by certain court conditions. Pacarro said a Family Court judge issued a gag order in the case, preventing him from discussing the baby. EXpeRIenced sURfeR dIsappeaRs neaR WaImea Bay HONOLULU (AP) — An afternoon and evening search has failed to find a 32-year-old Haleiwa surfer who disappeared in massive waves near Waimea Bay. The Honolulu StarAdvertiser reports Kirk Passmore is missing. The Coast Guard searched for Passmore by helicopter and cutter. The Honolulu Fire Department searched with a helicopter, two shoreline companies and a rescue crew. Two watercraft crews from Honolulu Ocean Safety also searched. The experienced surfer was with friends on the Haleiwa side of Waimea Bay, a location known as Alligator Rock, when he disappeared. Witnesses say the bartender at Banzai Sushi Bar in Haleiwa was hit by two big waves with faces more than 40 feet high. His surfboard was found broken in two with its leash pulled out at Chun’s Reef. A search was to resume Thursday. 44-month sentence foR KaUaI PonZI scheme HONOLULU (AP) — A man who operated a Ponzi scheme on Kauai has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. Peter Heckmann was sentenced Thursday to 44 months in federal detention. He must also pay about $1.6 million in restitution. He pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud. A Honolulu grand jury indicted Heckmann on wire fraud charges five years ago. Prosecutors say he fled to Bali where he was operating a recording studio and record label. The FBI launched a social media campaign to generate interest in an international manhunt. He surrendered at the airport after voluntarily returning to Honolulu. Defense attorney Peter Wolff asked for leniency because of Heckmann’s heart condition. Judge Helen Gillmor says she takes his medical condition seriously but is keeping his sentence within the guideline range. 2 fIle complaInts of mIscondUct at yoUth academy HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard says two teenage female cadets in the National Guard Youth Challenge Academy have filed complaints that two staff members engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct. The National Guard says it contacted Honolulu police and started its own investigation. Lt. Col. Chuck Anthony tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that two staff members were placed on unpaid suspension The academy is in Kalaeloa. The misconduct was said to have occurred in October. The teens reported it last week. Anthony says an investigation is going on and he could not say whether the incidents could be characterized as assault. The Youth Challenge Academy enrolls atrisk youth age 16 to 18 in a military-style environment for 22 weeks as they study for high school diplomas and learn life skills. Monk seal BIRth pRompts new paRk closInG tIme HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Big Island beach park is closing earlier each night while it serves as a nursery. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports an endangered Hawaiian monk seal gave birth at Keokea Beach Park and it’s being closed early each night to protect the mother and pup. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asked Hawaii County’s Department of Parks and Recreation to close the North Kohala facility every night at 7:30. The agencies are asking people to stay away from the seals. Harassment can lead to fines up to $50,000 and a five-year prison sentence. The new closing time will remain until further notice. Health DepaRtment ReBRoadcasts BeveRaGe ads HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health is taking another shot at persuading teenagers to forego sugary beverages to avoid obesity. Hawaii News Now reports the department is rebroadcasting television ads as part of its “Rethink your Drink” campaign. The ads show teenagers downing a lumpy, fatty, yellow substance from a beverage can. The message is that they’re consuming unseen calories and could pack on 10 pounds in a year. Project Manager Lola Irvin says 60 percent of the youth who saw the ads say they reduced their consumption of sugary drinks. Director of Health Loretta Fuddy says the ads were successful and they will run again through January. State InvestIGates WaIanae homeless nonpRofIt HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Human Services is investigating the alleged theft of hundreds of thousands from a leeward Oahu homeless shelter. Hawaii News Now reported Wednesday the investigation is focusing on the alleged theft of $800,000 by the former program director of Waianae Community Outreach. The nonprofit receives nearly $1 million a year from the state to operate a transitional housing shelter in Kalaeloa and provide outreach services for hundreds of homeless Leeward Coast families. Christy Ho is an attorney for the nonprofit. She says human services investigators are requesting nearly all of the organization’s financial records, including board meeting meetings. The organization is suing former program director Laura Pitolo, claiming she signed checks to herself and family members and made unauthorized withdrawals. Pitolo declined to comment.
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and Missouri. Though it’s very unlikely that the Aggies could play for a national title, they could still get a BCS berth, which is what Manziel says drives him. “People who think we don’t have a chance to do something that hasn’t been done at this school in a long time really are crazy,” he said. “Because we still have a chance to do almost everything that we wanted to do. We still have a chance to win out and go to a BCS bowl and still do some really special things here.” Manziel hasn’t made any off-the-field headlines during the season after an offseason full of them. But he has been criticized for some of his behavior on the field this year, notably fake signing autographs to mock Rice defenders and rubbing his fingers together in some sort of money gesture after most scores. His teammates say that his brash demeanor is one of the reasons they love playing with him. “Just to see that fierce competition in his heart and to know that he’s not being cocky, he’s being confident and a lot of players can’t do that,” Kennedy said. “When you see your quarterback with so much radiance and confidence then it transfers to all the other players on the team.”
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San Francisco traded up in April’s draft to select Reid with the 18th overall pick, while the Saints went with safety Kenny Vaccaro out of Texas at No. 15. Not that the Saints didn’t think highly of Reid and his ability to make an immediate impact in the NFL. He has three interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries — and only Tennessee’s Alterraun Verner also has at least three picks and two recovered fumbles. “We studied him very closely being that he played an hour up the road,” Saints coach Sean Payton said of Reid. “It’s someone we thought very highly of, had high grades on. You only get one pick. He’s someone who has transitioned very quickly into a very good safety. That’s not a surprise.” While Reid only attended one Saints game growing up — he doesn’t recall who they played — he was thrilled when New Orleans won the Super Bowl after the 2009 season. “I remember watching the Super Bowl at my house when they won it,” Reid said. “They have a very powerful offense, a very explosive offense. It’s kind of surreal for me because now my job is to stop them after being a fan of them for so long. I’m aware of the players that they have. They’re not new to me.” Notes: WR Michael Crabtree’s absence from practice Wednesday wasn’t considered a setback in his return from right Achilles tendon surgery but rather a recovery day. He must be activated by Nov. 26. ... Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio expects pass-rushing LB Aldon Smith to play more snaps against the Saints to get pressure on Brees. He only got a dozen plays in his return following a five-game absence during which he underwent treatment for substance abuse.
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H&H Inc. in Faga’alu is seeking • Refrigerator Technician • Air Conditioner Technician • Korean Translator At least 3 years experience. Bilingual. Call 633-4567
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The American Samoa Visitors is looking to hire a suitably qualified person to fill the position of EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT.
Duties will include: • Reporting directly to the Executive Director • Answer and screen all phone calls and visitors • Arrange and coordinate the Executive Directors diary and meetings • Prepare letters, reports and other documents as requested by the Executive Director • Board administer - prepare meeting papers, take meeting minutes and other duties as requested by the Board • Liaise with all suppliers for the ordering and delivery of products and services • Prepare all vouchers and accounts from suppliers for payment • Liaise with the ASVB accounting firm on all matters relating to the office accounts • Coordinate the day to day running of the office • Contribute to the planning and implementation of the ASVB’s work program • Assist other staff members with their duties as required • Assist with the running of all events hosted and coordinated by the ASVB • Undertake other duties as required by the Executive Director Required skills: • Must have excellent time management or organizational skills • Must be efficient in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint and be computer literate • Must be able to work in co-operative team environment • Must be able to work outside normal working hours if and as required • Must have a valid drivers license The successful applicant would be required to start work Tuesday November 26th, 2013. Applicants must submit a covering letter and a copy of your resume addressed to the Executive Director and must be delivered it to the American Samoa Visitors Bureau, Suite #200, Level 1, Fagaima Center One, Corner Airport Road & Fagaima Road, Tafuna. Applications for the position close 3.00pm Friday November 15th2 013.
AMERICAN SAMOA INDOOR & BEACH INTERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL Final Meeting on Friday, Nov 22nd @ 4:30 p.m. at Valasi Gaisoa’s Guesthouse in Nu’uuli. Contact Josie 252-7064. [11/22] TAFUNA HIGH SCHOOL PTA meeting on Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 HAS BEEN CANCELLED!! Our next meeting is on December 4th. PTC will be on Nov 7th. [12/04] FREE AEROBIC CLASS! Lose weight! Join Us! Malaeloa at Tuilefano’s Guesthouse. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 5-6am. For more info, call 731-7555. SAMOANA HS BOOSTER CLUB Meeting every THURSDAY evening at the SHS gym to discuss matters on game day. ALOFA MOMEAOLA For more info on the DVM Scholarship Fund call Mona 256-6002 WALK AWAY THE POUNDS “Happiness, Spirit, Body” 4:30am Tues & Thur. Blue Bldg, Malaeloa Intersection. TAFUNA JETS SOCCER CLUBS: Anyone interested in playing for the women or men’s division, come join us at NAPA Soccer Field 4-5:30pm. Call Naomi 770-5939 or Beulah 252-7819 AA MEETINGS Held at Catholic Social Services. Samoan version - Tues. & Thur. 11:00am. English version - Tue. & Fri. 5-6pm (Hope House)More info 699-6611/5683 or 258-6302 TAFUNA HS BOOSTER CLUB Weekly Meeting every Tuesday @ 5:30pm in Coach’s room at the school. GROUP SUPPORT HANNAH to rebuild strength, to restore wisdom & understanding & working together side by side to overcome any obstacle, please call and join us. Pua 770-6938 or 633-2855 SURVIVORS TAKING ACTION THROUGH SHARING Meeting every Saturday. Open Fellowship, everyone welcome @ Lion’s office by Showers of Blessing. Elizabeth 770-2504 or 699-0272 (Victiims of Violence) ASOA General Meetings. Will be held each month on the 3rd Friday at 10am at ASOA Center in Tafuna on Tasi St. All seniors welcome. Questions, call 699-1131 YANA If you are feeling lonely & need someone to talk to, we are here for you. Please contact us at 252-YANA(9262) 24/7
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Universal Crossword
Edited by Timothy E. Parker November 15, 2013
ACROSS 1 Half the alphabet? 5 Sonata quartet 10 Sounds from the meadow 14 Ganges garb 15 Draw out 16 Take a shine to 17 Think ahead 18 It turns in its work 19 Self-storage rental 20 Walk-off game winner, sometimes 23 “Get out of here!” 24 Chem class requirement 25 Anchor-chain openings 28 Twosome 30 Common omelet ingredient 33 Be expectant 34 Teeming 35 Easily handled, as a ship 36 Where one won’t find lost luggage 39 It’s guaranteed to remove wrinkles 40 Reminder to take out the trash 41 Bones parallel to radii 42 You can hang it or take it 43 Owl’s sound
44 Feared African fly 45 Is in the past? 46 Song for two 47 Pucker up 53 Mediocre 54 The odds are against them 55 Where Mike Krzyzewski coaches 57 Golf tournament, sometimes 58 Magisterial mallet 59 Throw off 60 Antarctic cruise sight 61 Church land 62 Miss America band DOWN 1 Cause of Cleopatra’s death 2 Bath powder ingredient 3 Kind of history or hygiene 4 It’s needed to make a difference 5 AT&T and Verizon, for two 6 Potato exporter 7 Babe with a bat 8 Repeat word for word 9 More fitting 10 Book jacket write-up 11 Indigenous Japanese people 12 Of the same kind
13 Songs the band is going to play 21 Letter before iota 22 Pencil holder, at times 25 A bad one should be kicked 26 Far from oblivious 27 Tot’s vehicle 28 Embroidered loop 29 Off in the distance 30 ___ a clue (is naive) 31 Square footage measures 32 Disorderly struggle 34 Change the style of 35 Year-end periods 37 Zero on the scoreboard 38 Black thrush
43 “Every dog ___ its day” 44 Little skirmish 45 Treat unjustly 46 Firstmagnitude star in Cygnus 47 Vatican leader 48 Computer error source, often 49 Shape of the president’s office 50 Actress Campbell of “Scream” 51 Big cat native to the Americas 52 Uses the slopes 53 Cry 56 Biblical suffix
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CARRY ON By Alicia Moorhead
Happy BIRthday: Acceptance, adaptability and thinking matters through will spare you the grief that an impulsive act will present. Timing is crucial, but if you make choices based on knowledge and insight, you will find your way to the winner’s circle. Love is highlighted but must be handled carefully. Take your time; it’s hasty decisions that will let you down. Your numbers are 4, 9, 15, 23, 27, 35, 46. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Uncertainty will keep you on edge. Don’t let pressure cause you to make an unwise choice. A contract, investment or money owed will come through. Don’t dwell on a past partnership. Forward motion brings positive results. ✸✸✸ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Emotional matters should entail romance and positive energy. Reaching out to someone special and making plans that lead to a brighter future should highlight your day. Be cautious while traveling or if you participate in physical activities. ✸✸✸ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your involvement in charitable groups will bring joy to others, but make sure that you can afford the time or money you donate. Keep in mind that charity begins at home. An unexpected expense or situation may require your attention. ✸✸✸ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Step into the spotlight and dazzle everyone with your genius. You have remarkable ideas that must be shared. The interest you muster up will also bring about a chance to partner with someone special. Romance is on the rise. ✸✸✸✸ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need a break from the stress and the demands being put on you. Changing your location, or visiting destinations that take your mind off your responsibilities, will contribute to finding solutions to some of the problems you’ve been facing. ✸✸ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your wits about you when dealing with legal, medical or
financial matters. As long as you ask questions and pull in favors, you will surpass any setbacks you face. Love is featured and a romantic evening should be planned. ✸✸✸ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a step back from domestic situations that are troubling. Getting away or going out with friends will help you clear your head and give you a new perspective on whatever situation you face. Avoid impulsive acts.
✸✸✸ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put time and money into renovations, redecorating or the connections you have with the people you live with. Use discipline to quit a bad habit or to work on self-esteem. Only you can change what you don’t like in your life. ✸✸✸ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take the edge off your stress by making adjustments to your home that are conducive to comfort and entertainment. Inviting over someone you love will be more cost-effective and romantic than trying to spring for a lavish night out on the town. ✸✸✸✸✸ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ask and you shall receive. You can call in favors and make alterations in your personal life that will add to your happiness and contentment. Let your dreams be your vision and your ambition your vehicle to get what you want. ✸✸✸✸✸ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stick close to home and avoid any sort of run-in with people who don’t agree with you or who want to take advantage of your good nature. Make the changes that improve your life instead of helping someone else get ahead. ✸✸ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Prosperous deals are within reach. Negotiate and you will get the perks you want. Now is the time to make your move and to present what you have to offer. Love is in the stars and romance will seal a deal. ✸✸✸✸ BIRthday BaBy: You are willful, impulsive and heartfelt. You welcome any challenge.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
WIFE’S WILD PAST PUTS FUTURE OF HER MARRIAGE IN JEOPARDY
DEAR ABBY: This is my wife’s second marriage. When we were dating, she led me to believe that I was the second sexual partner she had ever had. Shortly after our wedding, I found out through some mutual acquaintances she had attended college with that she had been very promiscuous during her college years and that the number of men she has been with is far greater than two. I feel lied to and trapped in my marriage. (If I had known this, I would not have married her.) She knows I know. She dismissed it by saying the past doesn’t matter, but what she fails to recognize is that it matters to ME. I can’t help but wonder if she has lied to me about something this important, what else will she lie to me about? I love her and want to stay with her, but I feel betrayed and, frankly, embarrassed by her now. What do I do? -- CONFOUNDED IN THE SOUTH DEAR CONFOUNDED: People lie when they feel threatened, when they want to impress someone or when they’re ashamed of something. The lie your wife told you may fall into the latter category. She wasn’t honest about the number of men she had been with because she knew you would react the way you have. You say you love her, but if you truly feel embarrassed by the fact that you’re not the second man she has slept with, then you either need to change your attitude or do her a favor and think about ending your marriage. From my perspective, the number of lovers she has had since the wedding is far more important than the number she had before. Please be aware that many women in our society have had multiple partners, so if you’re looking to replace your wife anytime soon, you may be hard pressed to find a woman with no experience. If you want to salvage your marriage, I strongly recommend you talk to a therapist, but don’t spend your money unless you can forgive your wife for being afraid to tell you the truth. DEAR ABBY: I’m a 16-year-old guy, and I have a problem. I recently met a girl in a chat room, and we seemed to hit it off pretty well. As we’ve been talking, she has told me she is suicidal, and in the past three days she has made three attempts to take her life. (As I’m writing this, she is in the hospital.) Being a sensitive person, I try to talk her out of it, but she keeps shutting me out, and once she’s OK, she is a completely different person. I still want to be her friend, but this is getting to be too much for me. Please help. -- WORRIED IN VERMONT DEAR WORRIED: You are a caring person, but you must recognize that the girl you are corresponding with is emotionally fragile. Right now she is unable to respond to you and, frankly, you are not equipped to help her. It’s good that she is in the hospital because that is where she needs to be until she can be stabilized. If you continue to stay in touch with her and she tells you again that she is suicidal, you should ask her where she is and if she has done anything to herself. Then call 911 and report it so she can get help QUICKLY. DEAR ABBY: What do you do with a husband who is loud and rude, who curses constantly and argues with you and the TV, and is a bully to you and your daughter? -- THAT’S IT IN A NUTSHELL DEAR THAT’S IT: As little as possible!
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