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The Fagaitua Vikings — “Team is Family”
by Tony Gasu, Sports correspondent
(Coverage of this year’s ASHSAA football season is brought to you by Powerade, distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. — Family of fine beverages — “Oloa o Leala”) Fagaitua High School Vikings football team has adopted for their motto this year — “Team is Family” — and according to Head Coach Sua’ese “Pooch” Taase, the coaching staff has been able to spend more time than usual “with our team this year, from spring to the summer and now to the season” that has allowed them to put together a team that will be “representing the eastern side of the island in scarlet RED!” “I admire our players for their determination on a daily basis to learn from each other,” the head coach stated — and just like family they have had their “ups and downs dealing with injuries during camps and practices. “But we will be there to compete,” he said. And, compete they certainly did in their first game of the Department of Education’s American Samoa High School Amateur Association 2013- 14 football season last Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. Nu’uuli VocTech was leading 38 - 18 into half time, but Fagaitua has become known in ASHSAA — since around 2000 — as the “Second Half Team”, and they came back and edged the Wildcats 49-44. Asked by Samoa News what are some of the changes that have occurred for this year’s’ team, Taase said, “We have focused more on the fundamentals of football and stressed the heads up with tackling in the spring — to illustrate step by step to our players the importance of basic techniques. Our players have continue to spend more time with each other throughout the great camps by June Jones, TN Camp and the finale with Troy Polamalu’s football camp. Our coaches have learned more
with the CONCUSSION AWARENESS and will apply it to the season.” He noted that each of the summer camps helped their team prepare for the upcoming season. “Borrowing ideas from other coaches and using it for your football program is the unique thing about coaching football. We are eager to see what we learned from the camp’s work this season.” Asked about DOE enforcing the criteria that student athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate, Taase pointed out, “Our players understand that academics are before athletics and it is a good life’s learning lesson to the athletes when they are disciplined due to academic requirements. Doing it the right way is an everlasting lesson of life for our students.” Aside from winning the championship title this year, the Vikings family is hoping to “stay healthy and catch the momentum during the playoffs in the quarter and semifinals.” They do have a small squad, and the head coach is fully cognizant of its pitfalls — the lack of a deep bench. “We have 23 players with our Varsity and have 25 players on the JV.” Compare that to the Warriors 45 count for their Varsity team alone, or the Samoana Sharks roster of 55 Varsity players and 33 Junior Varsity players, while the Leone Lions are weighing in at close to 90 team members for Varsity and JV — and you can understand Pooch’s concern about staying healthy, with few injuries. Taaese recognizes some of his players, as well as supporters of the Vikings Family that he acknowledges, because in a football program comprising ‘few’ — everyone counts — as adding to their overall success that includes the years they have not won championships, but have continued to deliver excellent football. “We would like to recognize Darin J. Grey and Palepoi Mauga, who are on injury reserve. We would like to thank them for their dedication to our football
program and wish them a speedy recovery. We would like to thank all the parents for allowing their sons to represent Faga’itua this year. Also, a thank you goes out to our Principal Elvis Liufau and our staff at Faga’itua and all the feeder schools on the east side. “Thank you to our PTA and Booster club and especially all the congregations who are praying for our team on the east side. And, on behalf of our football team THANKS to all the motorists who have stopped to transport our players home after practices. We would like to thank my football coaching staff,” he said, and noted “We would like to thank our wives and families for their everlasting support with our football program.” As the Fagaitua head coach stated: “We will show up to compete every week!”, and “We are excited and ask all the RED VIKING SUPPORTERS to buy your t-shirt and come show that VIKING SPIRIT.” In recognition of their sponsors, Taase said, “We would like to recognize our big sponsors with our program (Ricky Fiso & his family), the Highway Patrol DivisionMr. Fred Scanlan for your always support; thank you to the entire eastern side with your donations during our fundraisers; the Samoa Bowl COmmittee for the Samoa Bowl every year and support with the high school programs, and we would like to recognize the Athletic Office for their dedication to sports (Tumua & Ene) and the school bus division for assisting our football programs.” In conclusion, Taase said “the VIKINGS would like to wish all the high school football teams from the far west Lions (Arona Samoa), to the Marist Fa’asao Crusaders (Filo Langkilde), the KFO (Time Sitala), the Champs (THS- Okland Salavea), Nu’uuli VocTech (Rod Atafua) and Samoana Sharks (Sila Samuelu) — the very best. We hope no major injuries will happen to any of our student athletes.”
The 2013- 14 Fagaitua Vikings Varsity and Junior Varsity football teams have adopted for their motto this year: “Team is Family!” Coverage of this year’s ASHSAA football season is brought to you by Coca-Cola and Powerade, distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. — Family of fine [photo: TG] beverages — “Oloa o Leala”.
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Te’o cans walking boot — Chargers place three on IR
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manti Te’o hopes he’s given the boot to a walking boot he’s worn on his sprained right foot since Aug. 9, the day after the San Diego Chargers’ exhibition opener. The rookie linebacker was out of the boot Tuesday, although he hasn’t been cleared to practice. “It’s a big step for me to take that boot off and see where it goes from there,” Te’o said. “It’s a boost of confidence. Taking the boot off shows that it’s getting better, so I’m really excited about it.” Te’o fared better than wide receiver Dan DePalma, fullback Chris Gronkowski and wide receiver Mike Willie. Those three were placed on injured reserve to reach the roster limit of 75. DePalma and Willie were hurt in Saturday night’s exhibition victory against Arizona. Gronkowski had been out with an ankle injury. Te’o said it’s up to the trainer to decide if the boot’s off for good. “Yeah, it feels good enough for me to take it off and walk around,” said Te’o, the Heisman Trophy runner-up last year. “It’s up to him if he wants to put it back on.” Te’o said he wore the boot at all times, except when sleeping. “It was hurt bad enough to hold me out for three preseason games,” said Te’o, who was in for nine plays in the exhibition opener. “I think that’s pretty big.” The Chargers finish their exhibition season Thursday night at home against the San Francisco 49ers. Will he be good to start the season opener Sept. 9 at home against Houston? “In my mind, yes. My mind would tell my body what to do.” Rookie coach Mike McCoy said Te’o “was just kind of really getting a good feel without the boot” on Tuesday. McCoy’s not ruling anything out about Te’o’s availability for opening night. “That’s going to be up to how his body recovers the X number of days before the game on Monday night,” the coach said. “We’ll want to have an idea of how he feels, obviously. He knows his body better than anybody else.” How far behind is Te’o? “Mentally, he’s been into it. It’s just the reps, really,” McCoy said. “I can’t really put a percentage or a number on it exactly. He’s been at every meeting, he’s been at every practice, he’s been at every walkthrough, watching and doing what he can do, just getting the mental part of it, so really it’s just the physical part of it.” The Chargers will hold a walkthrough Wednesday on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, their final practice before facing the 49ers. McCoy was born in San Francisco and was a 49ers fan. “I grew up watching some of the greatest quarterbacks of all time playing the game, whether that was Steve Young, Joe Montana and a bunch of other great players; Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott,” said McCoy, who played quarterback at Long Beach State and Utah. “I could go on and on with all the Super Bowls they were winning back then.” However, when asked if he remembered the score of Super Bowl XXIX, he said: “No, I do not.” It was San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 in the Chargers’ only Super Bowl appearance.
Oakland Athletics’ Brandon Moss celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Victorino’s 2 HRs power Boston past Orioles 13-2
BOSTON (AP) — Shane Victorino homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 13-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Felix Doubront pitched 6 2-3 innings of four-hit ball for AL East-leading Boston. Victorino also had a two-run double in the seventh, and Dustin Pedroia had three hits for the Red Sox. J.J. Hardy and Danny Valencia each had two of Baltimore’s four hits. Wei-Yin Chen (7-7) lasted just 3 2-3 innings, allowing eight runs and eight hits. He struck out five, walked three and hit a batter. Doubront (10-6) had only one bad inning, allowing the first four batters in Baltimore’s two-run third to reach. But he retired 14 of the next 16 before leaving to a standing ovation from the Fenway Park crowd of 36,226. ANGELS 6, RAYS 5 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Erick Aybar drove in four runs and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from a four-run deficit to get the win. Aybar hit a two-run double off closer Fernando Rodney (5-4) to put the Angels up 6-5 in the ninth. Peter Bourjos stole second and went to third when center fielder Desmond Jennings misplayed J.B. Shuck’s fly ball for a two-base error. Aybar then followed with the key hit. Aybar also had a two-run single during a three-run seventh that made it 5-4. Jose Molina had three hits and three RBIs for Tampa Bay, which has lost three in a row. The Rays, leading the AL wild-card race, are 2½ games behind AL East-leading Boston. After Ernesto Frieri (2-4) pitched a scoreless eighth, Dane De La Rosa got the final three outs for his second save. YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 1 TORONTO (AP) — Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven shutout innings, and the Yankees beat the Blue Jays after losing Robinson Cano in the first inning. Alex Rodriguez and Mark Reynolds also homered for the Yankees, who won for the 13th time in 15 meetings with Toronto this season. Rodriguez hit a two-out solo shot in the seventh for his 651st career home run and second in two games. Soriano’s homers, both of which were hit on the first pitch, were the 399th and 400th of his career.
Cano sustained a bruised left hand after being struck by a pitch from left-hander J.A. Happ (3-4). X-rays were negative, and the Yankees said Cano is day to day. Eduardo Nunez, who replaced Cano, appeared to injure his right leg while covering second base in the eighth. He was checked by trainer Steve Donohue and initially stayed in the game, but was replaced three batters after hitting a leadoff single in the ninth. Pettitte (10-9) improved to 7-1 in his past eight starts against Toronto. ATHLETICS 6, TIGERS 3, 5 INNINGS DETROIT (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, and the Athletics beat the Tigers in a game cut short by rain. Seth Smith hit a leadoff homer in the sixth, and Oakland had the bases loaded with no one out when the tarp was pulled on the field due to the weather. It was called after an 80-minute delay. Oakland starter Tommy Milone (10-9) allowed three runs in the first, and then pitched four scoreless innings for the complete game. The left-hander improved to 2-2 with a 4.97 ERA in his last six starts. Detroit dropped its second straight game, but the biggest concern was another sluggish outing for Verlander (12-10), who was charged with four runs, three earned, and four hits in five innings. The right-hander, who won the Cy Young Award and AL MVP in 2011, is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA in his last four starts. RANGERS 4, MARINERS 3, 10 INNINGS SEATTLE (AP) — Ian Kinsler scored the go-ahead run on Danny Farquar’s balk in the 10th inning, handing Texas the victory. Kinsler started the winning rally with oneout single against Farquar (0-2) for his fourth hit. Kinsler advanced on Adrian Beltre’s single, and then swiped third. After A.J. Pierzynski fouled out, home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor called a balk on Farquar with Alex Rios at the plate, allowing Kinsler to come home. Tanner Scheppers (6-2) wiggled out of a jam in the ninth to get the win and Joe Nathan finished for his 38th save in 40 chances as the AL West-leading Rangers won for the sixth time in eight games.
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This image provided by the Orange County Sheriffís Department shows the booking photo of former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young after his arrest on May 10, 2013. The former Lions receiver could face a warrant for his arrest Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, if he does not appear in court for a pre-trial hearing in an attempted burglary case amid his family’s concerns about his (AP Photo/Orange County Sheriffís Department, File) mental health.
BYU coach promotes baseball with clinics, training
By Jeff Hayner Samoa News Reporter
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Brigham Young University (BYU) Baseball Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Brent Haring is in the territory through the efforts of the American Samoa Baseball Association (ASBA) in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation. He will be here for one week to conduct coaches and officials training along with baseball and softball training and clinics. He will also work on little league baseball practices, as well as helping to prepare the national baseball team. “Coach Haring has been assisting American Samoa Baseball over the last few years with its programs, and placing players in college, providing competition and training overseas for our local players, scouting Samoan players abroad for the national team and securing equipment and resources,” said ASBA and American Samoa National Olympic Committee President J. Victor Langkilde. Also, according to Langkilde, Coach Haring has been designated to lead the national team for American Samoa. Langkilde stated that over the week, the public is invited to come out and participate in the training clinics. “Sports Division Head for the Department of Parks and Recreation Dave Godinet has scheduled the upcoming fast pitch softball men and women leagues to start next month, and this training will help prepare players, coaches and officials,” said Langkilde. “The 2015 Papua New Guinea Pacific Games is two years away and this would be a prime opportunity to begin preparation with softball for future competition,” he stated. American Samoa is the Pacific Games defending Silver Medalist for both men and women’s softball. Training began last Saturday at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field, where all baseball training is taking place. According to Langkilde, some of Coach Haring’s coaching background includes him joining BYU’s staff in the summer of 2012 after spending the previous three seasons at Dixie State College in a similar role. Haring has also coached at Harding University, Mt. Olive College, College of the Ozarks and Southern Virginia University. Reach the reporter at jeff@samoanews.com
BYU baseball assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Brent Haring (3rd from right, front row) is on island this week to conduct baseball and softball training and clinics. He is seen here this past Saturday at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field with some of the young participants. Haring is also in charge of preparing the Am. Samoa National Baseball team for competition.
[photo: Jeff Hayner]
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Oakland Raiders entering Year Two of team rebuilding
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles. Only a dozen or so players who were on the team at the end of 2011 are expected back when this season opens as McKenzie has cut ties with failed former first-round picks and highpriced acquisitions. With about 40 percent of the salary cap tied up in accelerated bonuses from those jettisoned players, it looks as if it will take at least until Year 3 of the rebuilding project for the Raiders to be a contender once again. With major questions at quarterback, both lines of scrimmage and receiver, this year’s Raiders appear to have a better shot at the No. 1 draft pick than ending a 10-year playoff drought. Despite those underwhelming prognostications, McKenzie heads into 2013 with optimism about the direction of the franchise. “I’m not curious, I’m eager,” McKenzie said. “I’m very eager. I’m confident in some areas, but it’s exciting to me. When you add so many new guys, you want to see how they mesh. You want to see how some of them develop. Even regarding some of our new coaches, you want to see how that mesh comes. So far it’s been good. I’m eager and excited.” Here are five things to watch in under McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen: PRYOR PACKAGE: While Matt Flynn went into camp looking like the best option to start at quarterback this season, Terrelle Pryor outplayed him in the preseason and is sure to get playing time this year even if he isn’t the starter. While Dennis Allen has not yet chosen his No. 1 quarterback, he has committed at least to using a special package for Pryor to exploit his athleticism and big-play ability. Pryor has the speed to run the read-option and has grown comfortable in the pistol formation. He reworked his mechanics in the offseason as he tries to prove he can be a capable pocket passer as well as a running threat. LEAKY LINE: An already suspect offensive line got considerably worse when left tackle Jared Veldheer underwent surgery for a torn triceps that is expected to sideline him for at least half the season. Without their best blocker at the most important line position, the Raiders had to scramble and are using Alex Barron and rookie Menelik Watson in that spot. Barron was a first-round bust in St. Louis who hadn’t even made a team the past two seasons. Watson has played just two years of football in his life and has never played left tackle. C Stefen Wisniewski is a capable anchor for the line, but questions remain about the effectiveness of RT Khalif Barnes and a rotation of guards. GO-TO RECEIVER: The Raiders went into training camp trying to find a go-to receiver and that search will continue into the season. Denarius Moore showed signs of being that guy as a rookie but regressed last season and acknowledged his confidence took a hit. Rod Streater, a pleasant surprise as an undrafted free agent last year, is a capable possession receiver but lacks game-breaking skills. Jacoby Ford has battled injuries most of his career; he can stretch the field when healthy and has the versatility to excel on reverses and the screen game. Rookie Bryce Butler emerged as a bright spot in camp but is still raw. CONTRACT YEARS: A number of key Raiders are entering the final year of their contracts and their performance this season will help determine whether Oakland tries to lock them up long term, places the franchise tag on them or lets them test the open market. Among those players are RB Darren McFadden, who hopes a return to a power-running game revives his career after he averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per carry. Others players in that same situation include Veldheer, Ford and DE Lamarr Houston, who is being counted on to lead the pass rush after he moved from left to right end. HAYDEN’S HEALTH: CB D.J. Hayden arrived with many questions after being drafted 12th overall despite the fact his college career was cut short by a near-fatal practice injury. The Raiders are still waiting for the answers as Hayden missed the first two exhibition games recovering from follow-up surgery in May and looked rusty in his first exhibition game. The Raiders used seven starting cornerbacks last year. If Hayden can lock down one side, a lot to ask of a rookie, that will allow coordinator Jason Tarver to use more blitzes to support a defensive line lacking a proven pass rusher.
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) misses the tag on San Francisco Giants’ Gregor Blanco (7) at third during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, Aug. 27, (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) 2013, in Denver. Blanco hit a triple on the play.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Wood outpitched Clayton Kershaw in a matchup of AllStar lefties, and Dioner Navarro and Starlin Castro had run-scoring singles to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night, snapping an eight-game skid against first-place Los Angeles. After losing 6-2 against Zack Greinke in the series opener, the Cubs caught Kershaw on a decidedly off-night for the ace who came in with a major league-leading 1.72 ERA. Kershaw’s streak of 18 scoreless innings, dating to Aug. 17, ended in the third when the Cubs took a 1-0 lead. Wood (8-10) allowed one unearned run and five hits in seven innings. He struck out six and walked two for his first victory since July 28 at San Francisco. Kevin Gregg pitched the ninth to earn his 27th save in 32 chances. METS 5, PHILLIES 0 NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathon Niese pitched a three-hitter and had a three-run double, helping the Mets end a five-game losing streak. Niese struck out five and walked one in his second career shutout in 112 major league starts. The Mets won several hours after trading veterans Marlon Byrd and John Buck to Pittsburgh. Niese (6-6) handled matters at the plate and on the mound. He retired 17 straight batters and scored the first run by running through third base coach Tim Teufel’s late stop sign. Niese improved to 3-0 in four starts since coming off the disabled list because of a partially torn rotator cuff. The Phillies had won five of their last six under interim manager Ryne Sandberg. Kyle Kendrick (10-11) went six innings and allowed five runs, only one earned. CARDINALS 6, REDS 1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings, and Matt Holliday drove in a run for a seventh straight game, lifting St. Louis over Cincinnati. St. Louis has won six of seven, including the first two games of this three-game set. The firstplace Cardinals have won eight of their last 10 against the third-place Reds and lead them by 4½ games in the NL Central. The Cards also moved 1½ games ahead of second-place Pittsburgh.
Cubs defeat Dodgers 3-2… behind Wood
Shin-Soo Choo homered for Cincinnati, which lost for the fourth time in five games. The Cardinals retired the last 13 Cincinnati batters, dropping the Reds to 4-10 against St. Louis this season. Kelly (6-3), who allowed one run and eight hits, improved to 6-0 in nine starts since rejoining the starting rotation on July 6. Holliday, who went 2 for 3, keyed a two-run outburst in the first against Mat Latos (13-5), who gave up four runs and nine hits over sixplus innings. BREWERS 7, PIRATES 6 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez had three hits, including his 350th career home run, and drove in four runs as Milwaukee edged Pittsburgh. The 16-year veteran third baseman helped stake the Brewers to a 5-0 in the fifth inning, but the Pirates rallied to tie it in the sixth. Milwaukee pulled out the win when rookie pinchhitter Caleb Gindl hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. With the game tied 6-6, Rafael Betancourt hit a one-out double off Bryan Morris (5-7) and took third on Scooter Gennett’s single. Gindl then lifted a fly to right that scored Betancourt and gave the Brewers their third victory in four games. Pittsburgh, which trails St. Louis in the NL Central race, lost its third in a row. Pedro Alvarez went 4-for-4 with a walk, and hit his NL-leading 32nd home run for the Pirates. Rob Wooten (3-0) allowed Alvarez’s homer but pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win. NATIONALS 2, MARLINS 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Ross Ohlendorf pitched into the sixth inning, Ian Desmond had three hits, and Washington beat Miami. Ohlendorf (3-0) pitched five innings of twohit ball before Christian Yelich led off the sixth with his second homer, ending the starter’s outing. It was Ohlendorf’s second start since he was sidelined by right shoulder inflammation. Tanner Roark, Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard each pitched a hitless inning before Rafael Soriano finished the four-hitter for his 34th save. Washington kicked off a six-game homestand with its sixth victory in seven games.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the request which has been received by the Territorial Registrar for the registration of a certain land AUGALOLO which is situated in or near the village of VAITOGI, Country of TUALAUTA Island of TUTUILA, from LANCASTER D.P. ALLEN of the village of VAITOGI as a/an INDIVIDUALLY-OWNED land of LANCASTER D.P. ALLEN, HELLENE F. STANLEY & REV. ELDER IEREMIA GUSTAV ALLEN. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that anyone claiming an interest in the above named land, may file an objection with the Territorial Registrar’s Office within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice. If no objection is filed within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice, the land proposed herein will be registered as such in accordance with the law of American Samoa. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the survey and description of the said land are now on file in the Territorial Registrar’s Office where they may be examined at any time prior to the expiration of the said sixty (60) days. POSTED: AUGUST 20, 2013 thru OCTOBER 21, 2013 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar O LE FA’AALIGA LENEI ua fa’asalalauina ona o le talosaga ua fa’aulufaleina mai i le Ofisa o le Resitara o Amerika Samoa ina ia fa’amauina le fanua o AUGALOLO, e tu pe latalata ane i le nu’u o VAITOGI, Itumalo o TUALAUTA i le motu o TUTUILA, ina ia fa’amauina e LANCASTER D.P. ALLEN. ole fanua TOTINO o LANCASTER D.P. ALLEN, HELLENE F. STANLEY & REV. ELDER IEREMIA GUSTAV ALLEN. SO O SE TASI e aia ma fa’atu’iese i le fanua ua ta’ua i luga ia fa’aulufaleina mai sana fa’atu’iesega tusitusia i le Ofisa o le Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na fa’aalia ai lea fa’aaliga. Afai o le a leai se fa’atu’iesega e fa’aulufaleina mai i totonu o aso e 60, o le fanua lenei o le a fa’amauina e pei ona ta’ua i luga e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono i Amerika Samoa. O LE FA’AFANUA ma fa’amatalaga e uiga i lenei fanua, ua iai nei i le Ofisa ole Resitara, ma e avanoa mo se iloiloga i so’o se aso i totonu o le 60 o le faitauina o aso. 08/28 & 09/28/13
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Pick 6 – BCS projections and predictions for 2013
by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer
FILE - In this July 30, 2013 file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Givens (17) against wide receiver Kenny Stills during their NFL football training camp in Metairie, La. The Saints aren’t taking for granted that Sean Payton’s return to coaching automatically makes (AP Photo/Gerald Herber, Filet) them the contenders they were from 2009 to 2011.
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This season, the B might as well stand for buh-bye. The BCS is going away for good after January, and for the most part any tears shed by college football fans about its pending extinction are filled with joy. That’s not totally fair, of course. The BCS was a step in the right direction. It was darn good to the Southeastern Conference, tended to work out well for Oklahoma and wasn’t all bad for Boise State. Come 2014 it will be out with the Bowl Championship Series, in with the College Football Playoff and all will be perfect with the postseason. Right? Maybe. Anyway, before we can start griping about the new system, we have one last season of griping about the old one. Here’s one educated guess at how the last BCS will play out. 1. Rose Bowl — Ohio State (Big Ten champ) vs. Oregon (at-large). The Buckeyes and Ducks have national championship aspirations, and if we fast-forward to next season maybe both would be in the semifinals with a chance to win a title. This season, they’ll have to settle for a rematch of the 2010 Rose Bowl, won by Ohio State. 2. Sugar Bowl — South Carolina (at-large) vs Louisville (American champ). The team that loses the SEC championship game usually gets sent to a non-BCS game — Hello, Orlando! — but the Gamecocks will be the exception thanks to some impressive nonconference victories and the desire to put Jadeveon Clowney’s likely last college game on a big stage. Teddy Bridgewater and the Cardinals make a return trip to New Orleans looking to make it two straight against SEC powerhouses after beating Florida in the Sugar Bowl last season. 3. Fiesta Bowl — Oklahoma (Big 12 champ) vs. Boise State (at-large automatic qualifier). Seems only fitting Boise State gets into the final BCS. In many ways, the Broncos have been the poster children for everything that’s wrong with a system that too often did not reward the best teams. On the other hand, without the BCS Boise State might never have gotten the opportunity to become America’s most polarizing college football team. A rematch of that unforgettable 2007 Fiesta Bowl against the Sooners awaits the Broncos. Oklahoma fans will relish the chance for payback. 4. Orange Bowl — Florida State (ACC champ) vs. Wisconsin (at-large). The Seminoles make it back-to-back ACC titles and earn a return trip to the Orange Bowl behind redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston. The Badgers make it four straight BCS appearances, though this time it’s a trip to south Florida instead of southern California as new coach Gary Andersen proves to be a more than capable successor to Bret Bielema. 5. BCS National Championship — Alabama (SEC champ) vs. Stanford (Pac-12 champ). It’s time to stop being surprised by the Stanford Cardinal. This is what they are now. A legit college football powerhouse, with an emphasis on power. Coach David Shaw’s team will get the next shot at stopping Alabama and snapping the SEC’s streak of seven straight BCS titles. 6) And the winner is .... roll three-peat! Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide, behind AJ McCarron, T.J. Yeldon, C.J. Mosley and an array of other NFL prospects with full first names, wins Alabama’s fourth championship in the last five seasons. And unlike the previous two, the Tide goes undefeated. EXTRA POINTS Six more predictions — Ohio State beats Michigan in the Big Ten title game, avenging the Wolverines’ victory a week earlier in Ann Arbor. — Stanford beats Southern California in the Pac-12 title game, avenging its only loss of the regular season to advance to the BCS championship game. — Florida State beats Miami in the ACC title game, avenging a regular season loss that keeps the Seminoles from playing for a national title. — Boise State beats Fresno State in the Mountain West title game, avenging its only regular season loss (notice a pattern) and earning a top-12 final BCS ranking and automatic BCS bid, despite not being unbeaten. — Louisville proves to be the class of the American, but not a national title contender, losing twice in the regular season. — Oklahoma wins a four-way tiebreaker for the Big 12 title, with Texas, Oklahoma State, TCU and the Sooners all finishing 7-2.
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Pick SIX — Many unsettled quarterback competitions
by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer
St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Holliday rolls on the dirt after fouling a ball off his shin in third inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 in St. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) Louis.
➧ American League Baseball Roundup…
A day after coming off the disabled list, Franklin Gutierrez homered for the first time since June 22 for Seattle, which has lost five straight. ROYALS 6, TWINS 1 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Shields was sharp for 7 1-3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs and Kansas City scored five runs in the eighth inning. Shields — the key part in the deal that sent top prospect Wil Myers to Tampa Bay in the offseason — struck out seven and notched his American-League best 22nd quality start. Shields (9-8) only allowed one hit through seven innings before running into trouble and leaving in the eighth inning. Kevin Correia struck out a season-high seven over seven shutout innings, but ended up with a no-decision. Brian Dozier had the Twins’ RBI. Seven consecutive Royals hitters reached base in the five-run eighth that broke open a scoreless game and handed Jared Burton (2-8)
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his third loss to Kansas City this season. WHITE SOX 4, ASTROS 3 CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Danks hit a clutch two-run single in Chicago’s three-run eighth inning, leading the White Sox to the victory. Danks finished with a career-high three hits as the White Sox won for the ninth time in 11 games, bouncing back from a difficult loss in the series opener. Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez and Avisail Garcia had two hits apiece. Matt Dominguez had three hits and two RBIs for the Astros, who had won three of four. Dominguez and Chris Carter hit consecutive two-out homers off closer Addison Reed to give Houston a 10-8 victory on Monday night. Reed worked the ninth for his 36th save in 41 tries. Robbie Grossman had a two-out double for his third hit, but Reed got L.J. Hoes to bounce out to shortstop to end the game. Donnie Veal (2-3) got one out for the win. Danks’ two-run single came against Erik Bedard (3-10).
➧ National League Baseball Roundup…
Yelich had two hits for Miami, which has lost six of seven. Nathan Eovaldi (2-5) allowed two runs — both in the first — and eight hits in six innings. GIANTS 5, ROCKIES 3 DENVER (AP) — Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval hit back-to-back homers, and Yusmeiro Petit won his first game in four years, helping San Francisco beat Colorado. Pence and Sandoval went deep in the opening inning, marking the first time all season the Giants have hit back-to-back homers. Brandon Belt had four singles and scored twice for San Francisco, which won for the third time in four games. Petit (1-0) was recently called up from Triple-A Fresno to fill in for Matt Cain, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week. Petit lasted six innings, allowed six hits and two runs. Sergio Romo pitched a perfect ninth for his 32nd save in 36 chances. Chad Bettis (0-3) settled down after a rough start, allowing four runs and nine hits over six innings. He is still searching for his first major league victory.
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INTERLEAGUE BRAVES 2, INDIANS 0 ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Alex Wood pitched five-plus strong innings, Elliot Johnson had a two-run triple, and Atlanta held off Cleveland. The Braves have won two straight, improving the majors’ best record to 79-52. They have won 14 of 17 at Turner Field and own baseball’s home mark at 45-18. Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 42nd save, most in the majors, in 45 chances. Atlanta took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Brian McCann walked with one out and advanced to third on Joey Terdoslavich’s single to right field. Both runners scored when Johnson tripled over Stubbs near the wall in right. Wood (3-2) allowed five hits, a career-high four walks and struck out five in 5 2-3 innings. The left-hander is 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in his past six starts. Cleveland had won two straight and five of six, but lost despite holding Atlanta to just three hits. Rookie Danny Salazar (1-2) gave up three hits, two runs and two walks in four innings. The right-hander struck out three.
If a decision has been made on who will start at quarterback for Penn State in its opening game, Bill O’Brien isn’t saying. “The first Penn State offensive series the starting quarterback is going to go out and both guys need to be ready to play,” the second-year coach said Tuesday. “That’s as much as you’re going to get out of me today on this subject.” West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen is taking a similar approach. Same goes for Lane Kiffin at USC and a few other coaches. A couple days before the college football season begins, some coaches have decided it’s best not to decide on a starting quarterback — at least not publicly. They’ll head into the opening weekend with their starters still a mystery and/or with plans to play multiple QBs. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has said he’ll use two signal callers against Mississippi State after the preseason competition between Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh ended in a draw. Both look like good options. Each played extensively last season, passed for more than 1,500 yards and completed more than 60 percent of his passes. Gundy won’t say who’ll take the first snap. Not every coach is so fortunate. Here are six teams planning to unveil their starting quarterback during Game 1. 1) Penn State. O’Brien is choosing between two players who have never thrown a college pass. Sophomore Tyler Ferguson has had a full season to learn, but highly-touted freshman Christian Hackenburg arrived on campus in time for spring practice and the race has been neck-and-neck since. O’Brien has said he’d like to settle on one and be done with it. The Nittany Lions open with Syracuse, so he probably won’t have time to experiment. 2) Syracuse. Speaking of the Orange, they also have an OR listed on the depth chart at quarterback. Oklahoma transfer Drew Allen or sophomore Terrell Hunt will start against Penn State at MetLife Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets. Allen didn’t arrive until August, giving Hunt a huge head start. But Allen has the talent advantage and the conventional wisdom is that the job will be his. 3) West Virginia. Holgorsen, trying to replace Geno Smith, has narrowed it down to Florida State transfer Clint Trickett and fellow junior Paul Millard. Millard backed up Smith last season but threw only 19 passes. Trickett has more game experience. Millard is more experienced in Holgorsen’s up-tempo spread. With the Mountaineers opening against William & Mary, expect auditions to continue. 4) Southern California. Sophomore Max Wittek filled in for Matt Barkley when he was injured at the end of last season. The circumstances were difficult, but Wittek didn’t do much to distinguish himself. He and fellow sophomore Cody Kessler have been battling to be No. 1 this season. USC opens at Hawaii, which should allow Kiffin to get a good look at both without worrying about losing a game. 5) Indiana. Coach Kevin Wilson has three options: junior Cam Coffman, and sophomores Tre Roberson and Nate Sudfeld. All three played last season, but Roberson has star potential. He was the starter in Game 1 in 2012, and broke his leg in Game 2. He seems to be the fans’ choice in Bloomington. Expect to see all three as the Hoosiers open Thursday against Indiana State. 6) Cincinnati. With his unforgettable name and easy-to-spot dreadlocks, Munchie Legaux became a college folk hero the past two seasons. His play, though, was spotty, opening the door for Brendon Kay to take the job at the end of last season. Kay’s sore shoulder has re-opened the competition, and coach Tommy Tuberville now says he expects both to play when the Bearcats open against Purdue. EXTRA POINTS: TCU coach Gary Patterson has declined to close the competition between Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin, who became the starter last year when Pachall was admitted into a substance-abuse program. It will be fairly surprising if Pachall, an NFL prospect and maybe the best quarterback in the Big 12, isn’t starting when No. 20 TCU faces No. 12 LSU on Saturday night. ... New North Carolina State Dave Doeren has yet to decide between Brandon Mitchell, a dual-threat transfer from Arkansas, and pocket-passer Pete Thomas. ... Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is probably down to starting a freshman against SMU because of an injury to presumptive No. 1 Michael Brewer. We’ll find out which one Friday night.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh recently went back to reread Colin Kaepernick’s goal sheet from 2012. San Francisco’s third-year quarterback took over the starting job last November and accomplished all but one thing on that list. “Everything except part of No. 3,” he said. Yes, winning the Super Bowl. Harbaugh, the former 15-year NFL quarterback, and Kaepernick have come a long way together in such a short time. They are beginning to sound like the same person. The one thing on their minds, and everybody else’s with the NFC champion Niners, is bringing home the franchise’s sixth Lombardi Trophy after coming so close in a 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens — and Harbaugh’s big brother, John — back in February. “Just for fun, I went back and looked at his goals from last year and it was darn near verbatim what he achieved,” Harbaugh said of Kaepernick. “There’s something special there, in terms of what drives him. He lives in, I think, one of those worlds where he’s motivated for success and for achievement. Not satisfied, no matter how good it is, and I think there’s people that come along like that. I relate to that.” Five things to look for as the 49ers try for a third straight division crown: PROTECTING KAEPERNICK: A surprise no more. Kaepernick now adorns magazine covers — not just in sports — has a top-selling jersey and is a rock star in the Bay Area and beyond. “Great experiences,” he said. “Had a lot of fun with them, but we’re focused on football now.” Everybody will be looking to take him down, putting more pressure on an accomplished, much-improved offensive line. The speedy, strong-armed Kaepernick was 7-3 as a starter last season with 1,814 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He rushed for a postseason record 181 yards with a 56-yard touchdown in the divisional playoffs against Green Bay, longest in franchise history by a quarterback. “I think if you’re wearing an opposing jersey you’re a target,” he said. DAWSON’S LEG: As soon as he joined the 49ers this offseason, Phil Dawson headed straight for Candlestick Park to get acclimated with the unpredictable conditions and wind. Dawson has been reconnected with his former Browns special teams coach, Brad Seely, with the hopes of bringing back a top-notch kicking game to San Francisco after David Akers’ struggles in 2012. The 38-year-old Dawson converted 29 for 31 field goals last season in his 14th year with the Browns, making all 13 from 40 yards or beyond, including 7 for 7 from 50-plus. Dawson already hit two 55-yard field goals in an exhibition win at Kansas City. “Yeah, that and his whole body of work through his career, and he’s been a consistent high 80s in terms of percentage making field goals,” Harbaugh said. “And he looks very, very good all through camp. Coach Seely feels he’s the same guy that he coached in Cleveland. So, feel really good about that.” THE WIDEOUTS: Kaepernick begins his first full season as starter helped by the addition of Anquan Boldin, but without top 2012 target Michael Crabtree, expected to be sidelined until at least November (torn right Achilles tendon). Kaepernick, Boldin and tight end Vernon Davis hope their timing is spot-on from Week 1. In addition to Crabtree’s absence, Mario Manningham begins the season on the PUP list as he works back from knee surgery that shortened his year last December. He must sit out the initial six games. “We’re definitely going to miss Crabtree until he gets back, but Anquan is that piece that we really needed to be in there for him,” hard-hitting safety Donte Whitner said. “Vernon is a versatile guy, you see him all over the place. You don’t see too many people who can run with him back there.” SAFETY NET: First-round draft pick Eric Reid is already showing his athleticism and playmaking ability that should make him a nice complement to Whitner following the departure of Dashon Goldson. Still, Reid is making adjustments as he goes. “We love the big hit and coach it, and try and get it at any time we can get it,” defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. “He’s just got to be smarter there. He’s got to know not to hit after the whistle. He’s got to know not to hit a guy in the head, a receiver, defenseless receiver. So, we’re going to be as aggressive as we can and as physical as we can within the rules.” RETURNING LBS: A top linebacking group hopes to be even better this season. Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks had a good thing going last year, and plan to build on that in San Francisco’s swarming, menacing defense. Both Brooks and Smith ended last season with ailing shoulders and will aim to stay healthy for the entire year.
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This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings in San Francisco. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio named Reid the starting free (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file) safety for the Sept. 8, 2013 season opener against the Green Bay Packers.
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ISSUANCE DATE: IFB NO. PROJECT NAME: July 30, 2013 FY13.1154.ESD-WW.UV DISINFECTION UTULEI AND FOGAGOGO WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS: ULTRA VIOLET DISINFECTION SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS CLOSING DATE/TIME: September 5, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m., American Samoa Time The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) invites bids for the construction of the UV Disinfection systems at Utulei and Fogagogo Wastewater Treatment Plants. The Utulei and Fogagogo Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements: Ultra Violet Disinfection System Installations focuses on the construction and installation of ultra violet (UV) disinfection systems at both the Utulei Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Fogagogo Wastewater Treatment Plant, which are located on the island of Tutuila in the US Territory of American Samoa. Documents: Due to the size of the bid package, interested Bidders must pay a non-refundable fee of One Hundred U.S. Dollars ($100) to ASPA’s Customer Service Office in Tafuna prior to receiving the bid package. This bid may also be viewed online on ASPA website www.aspower.com. Bidders must present the receipt to any Procurement Representative in order to receive the complete bid package at ASPA Materials Management Office, Tafuna Power Plant Compound, P.O. Box PPB, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 For more information about this IFB, you may contact ASPA Materials Management Office at 699-0105. Bid Security: Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier’s check or bid bond made payable to the American Samoa Power Authority. The cashier’s check or bid bond shall be ten percent (10%) of the total bid amount in U.S. dollars. Company or personal checks are not acceptable. If a bidder fails to submit the required bid security with the bid, the bid shall be considered non-responsive and subject to rejection. The American Samoa Power Authority reserves the right to: 1. Reject all bids and reissue a new or amended IFB; 2. Request additional information from any Bidder submitting a bid; 3. Select a firm for award based on other than “least cost” (e.g. capability to complete work in a timely fashion or based on proven technical capabilities with demonstrated past work modifying and improving existing wastewater treatment plants); 4. Negotiate a Contract with the firm selected for award; and 5. Waive any non-material violations of rules set up in this IFB at its sole discretion. Approved for Issuance: Utu Abe Malae, Executive Director, ASPA
NFL 2013: Arians looks to reverse Cards fortunes
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals had the worst offense in the NFL a year ago. After a 4-0 start, the team lost 11 of 12 to finish 5-11, leading to the firing of coach Ken Whisenhunt after six seasons that included a run to the Super Bowl in 2008. Enter Bruce Arians, the 60-year-old veteran of two decades as an NFL assistant who parlayed his successful stint as interim coach last year in Indianapolis into a full-time head coaching gig in Arizona. Arians and new general manager Steve Keim, promoted after Rod Graves was fired, overhauled the roster, bringing in quarterback Carson Palmer, running back Rashard Mendenhall and a host of others. Arians joked about teaming with the 33-year-old Palmer. “This is a cowboy movie,” he said, “with two old guys, this is our last rodeo in the desert.” Arians has an impressive pedigree when it comes to quarterbacks, working with the likes of Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck in his years as an NFL assistant. Now he will try to improve the fortunes of Palmer, who put up big numbers a year ago for Oakland but many of those yards came with the Raiders trying to come from behind in games en route to a 3-13 season. Arians has placed his stamp on the team already, calling out players publicly at times, lacing his critiques to players with profanity and making clear his lack of tolerance for mental errors. He has an “accountability sheet” that lists players who made mistakes or otherwise ran afoul of the coach and shows it to the entire team. No one, not even star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, is exempt. Still, rebuilding is no easy task, especially in the tough NFC West. Here are five issues facing the Cardinals: 1. CAN PALMER BE A WINNER? Carson Palmer has put up some impressive numbers in his 10-year NFL career. Last season, the former No. 1 draft pick threw for 4,018 yards with Oakland, but many of those yards came with his team trying to come back in games, and the result was a 3-13 season. It was the third time Palmer has topped 4,000 yards passing, but his team didn’t have a winning record in any of those seasons. In fact, Palmer is 54-68 as a starter. Palmer is well aware that any success for the Cardinals is tied to what he does. “That’s the game in this league,” he said. “I’m used to that. I’ve been playing quarterback my whole life so I’m used to the pressures that come with the position, the good, the bad. Obviously the quarterback plays an integral part of every team’s success.” Arizona had four players start at quarterback last season. Palmer has called Arians’ offense the most challenging he’s had, and he repeatedly has touted his receivers — Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts, Michael Floyd and Rob Housler. “We have smart football players on this offense,” Palmer said. “Combine that with athleticism and speed and experience. You look at a guy like Larry’s experience and his catches and his touches in games, I’m as excited and as optimistic as ever.” 2. KEEPING CARSON UPRIGHT: The Cardinals gave up an NFL-worst 58 sacks last season, and Palmer isn’t exactly the most mobile of quarterbacks. If he goes down to injury, the job would fall to Drew Stanton, who hasn’t thrown a pass in an NFL game since 2010. Suffice it to say, keeping Palmer upright is very important. Plans for an improved offensive line took a major hit when first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper, the starting left guard, broke his left leg in the third preseason game. Cooper might be able to come back late in the season, but in the meantime Arizona will shift Daryn Colledge back to left guard after planning to move him to the right side. Paul Fanaika, out of the league last season, is tentatively scheduled to start at right guard. Levi Brown, out all of last season with torn triceps, is the left tackle, with late signee Eric Winston on the right side. Lyle Sendlein is back at center. “It’s a big setback because we all feel bad for Cooper,” Colledge said of the injury, “but the guys in this locker room are going to say it’s no setback because we want to plug a guy in and keep rolling.” 3. MULTI-PURPOSE PETERSON: The more that Arians saw what kind of athlete Patrick Peterson was, the more he wanted to use the cornerback and punt returner on offense, too. Peterson says that interest has grown to some 60 plays in the preseason. If Peterson doesn’t get the ball on a handoff, he’ll catch a pass, maybe even throw one or at the very least be a decoy that opponents must have to worry about. Peterson said people shouldn’t worry about him getting too much to do. He says he’s the best-conditioned athlete on the team and no one is going to argue with him. He also says that he’s a cornerback first and foremost. But, as Arians said, “He’s an ascending offensive player.” 4. CHANGES ON DEFENSE: Defense was a bright spot for the Cardinals through their misery a year ago, and coordinator Ray Horton (now with Cleveland) was a finalist to replace Whisenhunt. But there have been plenty of personnel changes on the defensive side, especially with Pro Bowl inside linebacker Daryl Washington suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Karlos Dansby returned to his former team to play at one inside linebacker spot, with Jasper Brinkley the other and second-round draft pick Kevin Minter a backup as well as a player on special teams. Jerraud Powers will play opposite Peterson at cornerback. Both safeties, longtime Cardinal Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes, are gone. Rashad Johnson, who started much of the time a year ago, is at strong safety with Yeremiah Bell coming in at the other. Up front, the Cardinals are unchanged with Calais Campbell, Darnell Dockett and Dan Williams. Sam Acho is back at outside linebacker. Lorenzo Alexander and John Abraham, the active leader in career sacks with a whopping 122 including 10 last season, will play the other outside spot. 5. HOW SWEET IS THE HONEY BADGER? The Cardinals took a chance on Tyrann Mathieu and drafted him in the third round. Mathieu, out of football last season after being kicked off the LSU team due to marijuana troubles, has impressed the coaches. He figures to see plenty of action in the Cardinals secondary. Arians calls him “a lovable kid.”
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Ontario to allow all police to use stun guns TORONTO (AP) — A provincial official says all front-line police officers in Ontario will be allowed to carry stun guns following the fatal shooting of a Toronto teenager last month. Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur said Tuesday it will be up to local police forces to decide whether to equip their officers with the weapons. Only supervising and specialized officers are currently allowed to carry stun guns. The change comes after police shot 18-yearold Sammy Yatim multiple times before using a stun gun on him during a confrontation on an empty streetcar. Yatim died of his wounds. Videos of the incident sparked outrage in Canada’s largest city. The Special Investigations Unit has charged Toronto officer James Forcillo with second-degree murder. Frenchman in Cambodia gets 7 years for child sex PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Tuesday sentenced a Frenchman with a history of allegations of child molestation to seven years in prison for paying for sex with minors. Phnom Penh Municipal Court found Jacques Philippe Albertini, 71, guilty of sexually molesting three boys and paying them up to $10 per encounter. The court ordered Albertini to pay 15 million riel ($3,750) in compensation to each of the boys, all aged 12 at the time they were abused. Albertini has maintained his innocence, and his lawyer says they will appeal Tuesday’s decision. During his trial on Aug. 13, Albertini said he had given the boys money out of simple kindness. Poverty and poor law enforcement have made Cambodia a magnet for foreign pedophiles, but in recent years police and courts have increasingly cracked down on sex offenders. The child protection group Action Pour Les Enfants said Albertini has a record of alleged child molestation spanning 16 years and three countries. It said French authorities questioned Albertini in the 1990s about alleged sexual acts with minors, and he was charged in Thailand in 1999 and 2000 with abusing boys, but the charges were dropped. Since coming to Cambodia in 2004, he was arrested twice previously on suspicion of child abuse, the group said, but avoided judgment when the children’s families dropped their complaints in the first case and the court declared there was insufficient evidence in the second. He was arrested again in May 2012 after police received fresh complaints from families.
commercial building in Brazil collapses, kills 6 SAO PAULO (AP) — A commercial building under construction in Brazil’s biggest city collapsed Tuesday, killing at least six people and sending large chunks of rubble and a blanket of dust onto nearby vehicles. Another 24 people escaped or were pulled alive from the rubble and at least seven of those were in critical condition at hospitals, authorities said. It was possible another eight people remained trapped. “The work of finding victims requires patience and a skilled search,” said Capt. Marcos Palumbo of the fire department. “The number of deaths is likely to rise. It’s a situation full of risk and difficult access. The teams haven’t had more contact with anybody else under the rubble.” Palumbo told reporters at the scene it wasn’t yet clear what caused the two-story building to fall, but that an investigation was beginning. About 60 firefighters carefully searched the rubble, stepping between twisted steel rebar and large chunks of red brick covered in concrete. Some used sledge hammers to open holes in the ruins while others carried out sheets of metal roofing by hand. Dogs were brought in to help find victims, both alive and dead. New photos show marathon bomb suspect’s surrender BOSTON (AP) — Dramatic new photos show the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, his face bloodied, climbing out of a boat in a suburban backyard as heavily armed police officers wait for him to drop to the ground. The images were among those a state police officer provided last month to Boston Magazine, which published some then and more on Tuesday. Sgt. Sean Murphy took photos the April night police cornered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a drydocked boat in Watertown, just outside Boston. He wasn’t authorized to release the photos but said he was angry about a Rolling Stone magazine cover he felt glamorized Tsarnaev. The new photos include more shots of Tsarnaev coming out of the boat, his head bloody and a red laser trained on his head. They also show him dropping to the ground, where officers and medical personnel rushed to treat him. Other photos show tense federal, state and local police officials meeting in a command center and SWAT teams gathering in the streets earlier in the day. The surgeon who treated Tsarnaev after his capture said he had been shot through the face and had a fractured skull, among other injuries. Tsarnaev was wounded during a confrontation with police a day after authorities released
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photos of him and his older brother as suspects in the deadly April 15 marathon bombing. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to charges in the bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. His older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed following a gunbattle with police. Argentines sweep tango competition BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine couples retained their dominance of the world’s top tango dancing competition as the annual festival drew to a close. Guido Palacios and Florencia Castilla, a couple in real life as well as on the dance floor, won the Stage Tango finals Tuesday with a score of 8.89 from a seven-member jury of dancers and choreographers. Twenty couples from around the world competed in the Stage finals marking the end of the two-week festival. But no one impressed the panel as much as the hometown couples who danced before a large crown in Buenos Aires’ Luna Park stadium. Argentine couples also came out on top in the Salon competition the night before. Vandals strike Arab neighborhood JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say vandals have slashed car tires in an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem, the latest in a series of similar incidents blamed on a fringe group of extremists. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said ten cars were damaged in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa early Tuesday. The words “price tag” was sprayed on walls nearby. The phrase is used by a small group of Jewish extremists to protest what they perceive as the Israeli government’s pro-Palestinian policies. The acts have been condemned by Israeli leaders across the political spectrum. Police said they are investigating. Mosques, churches, dovish Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases have been targeted by the vandals in recent years. Two weeks ago a monastery near Jerusalem was defaced. Police probe Maine man’s Obama threat SABATTUS, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating whether a Maine man who led a drive to mandate gun ownership in his town threatened to shoot President Barack Obama, officials said Tuesday. A posting on a Facebook account belonging to David Marsters, a retired police officer from Massachusetts, used a racial slur and suggested shooting Obama. When someone criticized the posting, the user said Obama “is not a legal president.” Sabattus Police Chief Tony Ward said Tuesday that initial findings suggest Marsters posted the comment but the investigation is ongoing. Federal law enforcement officials were notified. Marsters didn’t immediately return a phone message. Town Manager Andrew Gilmore said the comments, first reported by the Sun Journal newspaper, were “deplorably hateful, dangerous, and exactly opposite of all this country and the town of Sabattus stands for.” Think tank: Seized jets likely for n.k. use WASHINGTON (AP) — An arms control institute says fighter jet parts seized from a North Korean ship by Panamanian authorities were likely intended for use by North Korea, an apparent violation of U.N. sanctions. The findings by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute contradict Cuba’s claim that it was not violating the sanctions as it was sending jet parts, missiles and other equipment to North Korea for repairs and expected it all to be returned. U.N. sanctions are imposed because Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons forbid it from trading arms The ship, Chong Chon Gang, was intercepted July 15 in the Panama Canal. The military equipment was found beneath the 10,000 tons of sugar. Family files lawsuit over teen’s death MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The family of a teenager who died after being shocked with a Taser by Miami Beach police is suing. A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims police violated 18-yearold Israel Hernandez-Llach’s civil rights. The suit names the city and Police Chief Ray Martinez as defendants. Hernandez-Llach was a graffiti artist known as “Reefa.” Police said they spotted him spray-painting a shuttered fast food restaurant earlier this month. He allegedly led police on a foot chase and ignored their orders to stop. Police said he was shocked with a Taser once in the chest and then showed signs of distress. Hernandez-Llach was taken to a local hospital, where he died. The Miami Herald reports that the city isn’t commenting on the lawsuit, but Martinez has previously said his officers acted appropriately. Standby lawyers can’t take over case FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The military lawyers assigned to help the Fort Hood shooting gunman won’t be allowed to present evidence on why he shouldn’t get the death penalty. Shortly after Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his sentencing case Tuesday without presenting any evidence, his three stand-by attorneys asked the judge to let them present information that he chose not to use. They suggested they could act as a third party after prosecutors and Hasan completed their case. They say he isn’t presenting evidence that could convince jurors to sentence him to life in prison, such as good behavior in jail and his offer to plead guilty before trial. But the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, denied their request. She says that while illadvised, Hasan has the constitutional right to represent himself.
The folded arms of the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial are seen in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. Barack Obama, who will speak, was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, the nation’s first black president will stand as the most high-profile example of the racial progress King espoused, delivering remarks at a nationwide commemoration of the (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) 1963 demonstration for jobs, economic justice and racial equality.
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ISSUANCE DATE: RFP #: PROJECT: August 5, 2013 FY13.1142.FSM Service and Maintenance of Air Conditioning Units for ASPA Offices CLOSING DATE/TIME: September 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) requests proposals to Service and Maintain Air Conditioning Units for specified ASPA Facilities. The selected Offeror must provide a proposal that specifically and completely addresses a plan for completion of the tasks which are specified in RFP packet – The Scope of Work. A complete RFP package may be picked up from the ASPA Materials Management Office located in the ASPA Tafuna Compound. You may also view this online on the ASPA website: www.aspower.com. For more information about this RFP, please contact the following person(s): Ms. Jeanette Poasa Procurement Specialist Materials Management tel. 684-699-3057 jeanette@aspower.com The American Samoa Power Authority reserves the right to: 1. Reject all proposals and reissue a new or amended RFP; 2. Request additional information from any Offeror; 3. Select an offeror for award based reasons on other than “least cost” 4. Negotiate a contract with the Offeror that is selected for award; and/or 5. Waive any nonmaterial violations of rules set up in this RFP at its sole discretion. Approved for Issuance: Utu Abe Malae, Executive Director, ASPA
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HONOLULU (AP) — Since April, Christopher Deedy’s life in Hawaii has revolved around his lawyer’s downtown Honolulu office, where he devoted himself to fighting a murder charge after shooting and killing a man in a Waikiki McDonald’s restaurant in 2011, his attorney said. Now that a mistrial was declared Monday, Deedy returns home to Arlington, Va., and to his job as a special agent with the U.S. Department of State. But he’ll have to come back and do it all over again. Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro said Tuesday that his office intends to re-try the case. Defense attorney Brook Hart said Deedy didn’t stray far from his office while staying in different Honolulu locations. “He’s been spending his days here preparing for and being involved as a defendant in a high-profile murder case in which he was falsely accused,” Hart said Tuesday. “He was responsible and focused and diligent in his efforts to be part of his defense. He put in an enormous amount of time and energy into the activity, to the exclusion of just about everything else in his life.” Free on $250,000 bail, Deedy, 29, was allowed to travel back to the mainland, but spent months in Hawaii working on his defense, which centered on his claims that he acted in selfdefense and was protecting others when he shot Kollin Elderts, 23, of Kailua, during a scuffle. Prosecutors portrayed him as intoxicated and inexperienced agent who didn’t need to resort to deadly force. Jurors couldn’t agree on whether Deedy was guilty of second-degree murder. Attorneys were scheduled to meet Friday to discuss scheduling a new trial. Hart said Deedy and his family won’t be at the meeting because some of them left Monday night and the others are leaving Tuesday. “I imagine he’s feeling that he’ll have to gird up to prepare himself again,” Hart said. The State Department said Deedy was believed to be back in the metro-D.C. area Tuesday and would be resuming administrative desk work. Deedy’s three days of testimony could be beneficial for the prosecution during a new trial, University of Hawaii criminal law professor Kenneth Lawson said. “Now the prosecution knows exactly what Deedy is going to say. They know how he appears in front of a jury,” he said. Both sides are now on an even playing field, with the prosecution armed with more information about the defense, Kaneshiro said. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Janice Futa said after the mistrial was declared that the biggest challenge was getting witnesses to be in court when they were needed to testify. That may be even harder for a re-trial, Lawson said, but if certain requirements are met, the judge can allow for transcripts to be used. “That’s not as effective as having the actual person there,” he said. But hope for a conviction will depend on whether the prosecution asks that jurors be allowed to consider manslaughter, Lawson said, attributing the lack of a manslaughter option to the hung jury. Kaneshiro said the judge must instruct jurors to consider manslaughter if the evidence supports it. He said he agrees with Judge Karen Ahn’s ruling that there wasn’t evidence to support reckless manslaughter. “It doesn’t matter if we ask for it or not,” he said.
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Hawaii asked to ring bell for historic MLK speech HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie is calling on the people of Hawaii to ring a bell to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The King Center and the 50th Anniversary Coalition called on governors nationwide to help culminate the anniversary with “Let Freedom Ring” bell-ringing events. The governor’s office says Hawaii’s bell-ringing event will take place Wednesday at 3 p.m. Abercrombie is also asking places of worship, government buildings and other facilities to join in the gesture if they’re able. He says the diversity of the Aloha State remains a great source of strength and beauty but we are reminded that prejudice and injustice persist. Hawaii governor appoints 2 to ethics commission HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is appointing two new members of the state ethics commission. The governor’s office said Monday David O’Neal of Waipahu and Ruth Tschumy of Honolulu would begin serving immediately. O’Neal is the general manager of the Mililani Town Association. He’s also been a member of the Waipahu Neighborhood Board since 2010. Tschumy has served as chair of the State of Hawaii Charter School Review Panel and president of the Mediation Center of the Pacific. The commission enforces state government ethics and lobbying laws. It issues advisory opinions and investigates alleged violations of ethics and lobbying laws. The commission also informs state officials, employees and the public about ethics in government. Hawaii County salary commission member resigns KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii County salary commission member is resigning to protest a requirement that members of boards and commissions file financial disclosures. Gloria Wong told West Hawaii Today that she’d never before been required to disclose information about her income, stock ownership or other financials. Wong has previously served on the Cost of Government Commission, the Appeals Board and several boards on Oahu. Changing the requirement, which she said was created in 1978, could lead to more members of the public volunteering to serve, she said. “You see a lot of vacancies on these boards,” Wong said. “Why do people not sit on these boards and commissions? Maybe that’s one of the questions that should be asked.” Hawaii County currently has 35 active boards and commissions, creating a challenge for sufficient members. Several boards often cancel meetings for lack of a quorum, and Mayor Billy Kenoi finds himself recycling members from board to board to fill holes. Kenoi points out that his administration has seated more than 220 people during his term. “We’re very proud of the quality of people on these boards,” Kenoi said. The challenge in filling boards lies more in the amount of time and work the boards consume than in people not wanting to fill out the form, Kenoi said. It’s fair to ask for financial disclosures to ensure openness and transparPARANOIA (PG) (415 PM) 715 PM ency, he said. Ethics laws vary by county. Honolulu doesn’t require members of boards and commissions to file financial disclosures. WE'RE THE MILLERS (R) Maui County requires members of boards (400 PM) 700 PM and commissions having “significant discretionary or fiscal powers” to file. Like Hawaii County, Maui keeps those reports confidential. © 2013
Osprey aircraft part of Marine group in Hawaii HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents could get a look at a distinctive U.S. Marine Corps aircraft starting Wednesday. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft will be with the USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as it heads through the region. The group is deploying to the Western Pacific and Middle East. Ospreys are 57-feet-long. They have twin 38-foot propellers that tilt and allow them to take off like a helicopter. When the blades rotate forward, they fly like a fixed-wing plane. Ospreys can carry 24 Marines twice as fast and five times farther than helicopters. Toddler injured in second-story fall HONOLULU (AP) — Maui police say a 16-month-old boy was injured in a fall from a second-story window. KITV-TV reports police took a call on the incident Saturday morning from a home in Makawao (mak-ah-WOW’). The boy was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition and later flown for treatment to Oahu. The name of the child was not immediately available. Green sea turtle euthanized after injury LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A green sea turtle found with two broken front flippers on a Kauai beach has been euthanized. The Garden Island reports the 80-pound animal was found Sunday night in the Pali Ke Kua area. X-rays determined that monofilament net had cut through scales, muscle and bone. Sea turtles get all of their locomotion from front flippers. Kauai District Fisheries biologist Don Heacock says the animal was unable to move and there was no way for it to heal. The carcass will be frozen and sent to the National Marine Fisheries Service in Honolulu for a necropsy. Heacock says gillnet entanglement is an ongoing problem and that making nets from natural fiber such as cotton or hemp would lessen the amount of “ghost fishing” from lost gear. Mayor: Honolulu may consider ads on buses HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says his administration may consider ads on bus exteriors as a way to boost revenue for local government. But such ads would require state law restricting most outdoor ads to be reversed. Caldwell said ads outside buses could raise significant revenue and enhance service, KITVTV reported Tuesday. “At the end of the day, where do you find that balance where you advertise on the outside of a bus?” Caldwell said, according to the television station. “There is a balance, and of course we’ll engage with the community before we go forward on that.” Honolulu is facing a budget deficit of $156 million for the coming fiscal year. Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi, chairwoman of the city’s budget committee, said the shortfall is daunting, and requires both creativity and fiscal discipline. Kobayashi said the city may have no choice but to consider several options to generate revenue if it wants to avoid increasing property taxes. “If we have to keep looking at these little ways of getting enough revenue for next year, that’s what we may have to do,” Kobayashi said. Caldwell signed a bill last week that raises the price on four-day visitor bus passes. It’s expected to raise an extra $200,000 per year.
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SICK RHYMES By Monnie Wayne
Happy Birthday: Keep your personal life private and your emotions in check. Protect what you have worked so hard to achieve and avoid getting involved with individuals who show unpredictable qualities that could harm your position, status or reputation. Put your responsibilities first to avoid meddlers and complainers from causing you grief. Control your situation instead of letting someone else run the show. Your numbers are 5, 8, 17, 22, 31, 38, 46. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get out and enjoy your friends and new activities. Visiting a destination you have never been to before will open up all sorts of new possibilities. Compromise, but don’t overcompensate for someone else. Romance will enhance your life. ✸✸✸✸ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t allow anger to come between you and a workable solution. Stubbornness is not going to help you get what you want. Reverse psychology will help you gain approval with someone who can persuade others to see things your way. ✸✸✸ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Hold back on allowing others to voice opinions. Once you know where everyone stands, you will be in a better position to make suggestions that will have a positive influence and bring about interesting options. Love is in the stars. ✸✸✸ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Networking will result in suggestions that can lead to travel or experience that will enable you to move in a better direction. Ask questions and share thoughts. A partnership will bring you closer to your goals. Don’t make personal changes. ✸✸✸ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Compromise to avoid a rift with someone who can cause personal problems. Strive to free up time to make directional alterations. Pick up knowledge that will make it easier to deal with those set in their ways and likely to cause problems. ✸✸✸✸
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your feelings and your emotions under control. Emotional deception is apparent and must be considered before you make a move that may have a negative effect on your financial future. Practical choices will far outweigh an impulsive short-term fix. ✸✸ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your emotions will not lead you astray. Take note of your feelings, but don’t take action. Someone you are dealing with will overreact, giving you the opportunity to make a move that will put you in a positive position. ✸✸✸✸✸ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t let anyone bait you into an argument. Listen to what’s being said and take time to absorb what’s happened and what works best for you. You are sitting in a much better position than you realize. Bide your time. ✸✸✸ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick close to home. Dealing with institutions or people who are quick to manipulate or twist your words will create problems when you travel or try to take care of paperwork. Domestic changes will bring good results. ✸✸✸ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look over deals, contracts and investments or research a health issue that concerns you and you will find a way to address it. A problem with a friend, relative or neighbor can affect your relationship with someone you love. ✸✸✸ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Talks will not help you solve a problem you have with someone. Do your own thing and follow a path that will ensure your happiness and satisfaction. It’s best to be honest if you want to put an end to a difficult situation. ✸✸✸✸✸ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotions will escalate and confusion will set in with regard to a partnership you thought you could count on. Look over your finances and make sure you have protected your possessions and assets. Expand your interests and friendships. ✸✸ Birthday Baby: You are sensitive, emotional and compassionate. You face challenges head-on.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
DEAR ABBY: A friend of mine was a victim of domestic violence. When I asked her why she didn’t phone 911 for help, her response was, “They play those 911 calls on the radio all the time.” She didn’t want her prominent husband’s career damaged by adverse publicity. Today, a group of us discussed the issue over breakfast. Many of the women said that because of the popularity of 911 calls being broadcast on the Internet, radio and TV, they’d be hesitant to phone for help when needed, too. Abby, someone is going to suffer serious harm out of fear that their call for help will be publicized. Do you know what can be done about this new “drama entertainment”? I wouldn’t want my terrified call heard by the public either, so I’d take my chances without calling for help. I just hope I don’t wake up dead one day as a result. -- PUBLICITY-SHY IN FLORIDA DEAR PUBLICITY-SHY: Nothing can be done about “drama entertainment” as long as the public has an appetite for it. The reason for the practice of “if it bleeds, it leads” in the media is that it draws viewers and listeners -- which means advertising revenue. In the case of domestic violence, calling 911 is the lesser of two evils. Out-of-control abusers have been known to maim and kill the ones they “love.” Ask yourself if your friend’s husband’s career was worth risking her life for. It makes more sense to risk a 911 call being broadcast than to have cameras and TV reporters camped on your lawn while the EMTs or the coroner carry your battered, bloody body out on a gurney. My problem is people CONSTANTLY try to get me to eat. I explain my situation, but they still urge me to have “just a taste.” If I go to a party and shy away from the buffet, the host feels I’m being rude. Recently, my supervisor at work became insulted because I refused some food she brought to a work meeting. These people wouldn’t be upset if an alcoholic refused a drink, so why are they so hostile to me? (Another thing that upsets me is when somebody dies an early death, these same folks say, “He should have taken better care of himself.”) -- UNDER ATTACK IN ARIZONA DEAR UNDER ATTACK: For many people, food has become something other than fuel for the body. It can symbolize love, caring, acceptance -- and when it is refused it can seem like a personal rejection to the person offering it. (Yes, I know it’s crazy.) Your best defense is to remind your hosts, your supervisor, your co-workers and friends that you have a family history of health problems and are on a doctor-advised restricted diet to manage it. Remind these generous souls that socializing is more about the company than the food, and you are grateful that they understand.
DEAR ABBY: You give so much great advice, I’m wondering if there is a basic principle you abide by in order to help guide you when giving advice. -- CURIOUS READER DEAR CURIOUS: I hadn’t really thought about it, but I suppose it’s something like this: Show up for work ready to put forth my best effort. Be honest • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DEAR ABBY: I’m overweight and have a family enough to admit that not everyone agrees with me history of heart disease and diabetes. An injury to or that I’m sometimes wrong. Tell the truth, the my back severely limits my ability to exercise, so diet whole truth and nothing but the truth. Don’t pull any is an important part of my health plan. punches, don’t preach and always try to be succinct.
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VFW POST 3391 Meeting Fri. Sept 6th 1700 hrs (5pm) Armed Forces memorial Veterans Center. Don’t forget your memberhsip Card for sign in. Questions 733-8486 or 733-8385/731-8026 SAMOANA HS BOOSTER CLUB Meeting every TUESDAY evening at the SHS gym to discuss matters on game day. SEXY MAGO-FALA! Raw & Vegan Support Group. Learn how a plantstrong diet can strengthen a depressed immune system, rebuild itself & allow the body to heal naturally! Upcoming: Cooking Labs, Raw Juicing & Power Walking. Emai for info at ProjectSaveSamoa@live.com. 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 CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Have you been diagnosed with cancer & need someone to talk to? Call Stella 731-8606. WHEELCHAIRS Old, Battered or Banged up. Pls donate, in any condition to ASOA so we may be able to help someone in need. Call Marysita 770-1838 or 699-1131 SCUBA FISHING BAN It is unlawful to possess any spear while using SCUBA. Marine & Wildlife Resources. 633-4458 / 252-0445. LODGE BENJAMIN KNEUBUHL #411 AF & AM, Meetings are 1st Tues. of each month @ 7pm at the lodge in Tafuna. Visiting Masons welcome. Info 770-2190. WOMENS HOSPITAL AUXILIARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS of all ages to help in the Fale. Support your hospital, donate your free time by calling 633-1222 Ext. 199. All proceeds from Fale sales donated to purchase equipment for LBJ.[till] HUNTING BAN ON WILD BIRDS & BATS is in effect - it is unlawful to kill or hunt wild birds & bats. Dept. of Marine & Wildlife 633-4458 / 252-0445 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Weekly meetings: Monday 12noon Barstow Library upstairs Utulei & Thursday 2:30 VA Clinic, Tafuna. 6993725. Both meetings are open. VETERANS A.A. MEETING Every Thur. 2:30-3:30pm V.A. Clinic (next to PX) More info Tisha, VA Clinic 699-3730.
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