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Archive - Apr 6, 2012

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East Side Football League closing their first round this weekend

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This upcoming Saturday, the Eastern Star Youth Football League will close off its first round competition with the final four matches to be held at Onesosopo Park.

As of now, the Lauli’i Patriots are on top with an undefeated record, as the Utumea 49ers, Aua Redskins and Pagai Buccaneers all anchor each other with one loss each in the big boys division. For the Little Boys division, Aua Redskins lead the way with an undefeated record as Lauli’i, Pagai, and Utumea all hold losses to their record.



DPS says no excuses — enforcement of high density headlight ban set to begin

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Head of the traffic division Lt. John Cendrowski with the Department of Public Safety said they will start enforcing the law which prohibits high density head lights beginning April 16, 2012. He said the public should be well aware of this new law because it has been reported in the media on several occasions.

He added that they are looking at making several announcements about this new law so when it’s time for police officers to enforce the law, members of the public will not be making excuses that they were not aware of it.



The Tamatoa from Taputimu are ready to play

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Samoa News Sports is pleased to feature nine local teams that have been invited to play in the TMO Marist Pago International Seven A Side tournament, scheduled for the 13 and 14 of April. The clubs are: Utusi’a East Side Knights, Lauli’i Moli Ole Ava, Aeto Pago, Fagatogo Blues, Lalomalava, Avele, Marist Pago, Leone, and the Taputimu Youth Rugby club. This coverage is made possible through the sponsorship of TMO and host club, Marist Pago.

The Taputimu Youth Rugby Club



“E Le Koe Fa’avalevalea Le Kapikegi Ole Aeko”, Va’amua warns

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Samoa News Sports coverage of the 2012 Flag Day fautasi race is brought to you by the good people at GHC Reid and the cool refreshing and super cold as the Rockies blue mountain beer, Coors Light. 



Ancient skeleton linked to Polynesia

A human skeleton formally buried almost 8000 years ago on a small strategic island off China's coast is creating excitement that it may represent a direct line to the world's youngest race - New Zealand's Maori and Polynesians.

Genetic evidence has long suggested Polynesians - including their youngest branch the Maori - derived from Taiwan's aboriginal people.

Now the link may be made in the skeleton found on 400 square metre Liang Island, part of Taiwan controlled Matsu islands, within shelling range of China's Fujian Province.



New Public Defender sworn in

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The Public Defender’s office has a new member on their team. Karen Shelley was sworn into office Tuesday morning by his Honor Chief Justice Michael Kruse.

Originally from Manchester, England, Shelley and her family moved to the United States in 1991, where she attended high school in New Port Richey, Florida. Ms Shelley told Samoa News that she also attended the University of Central Florida and worked at Walt Disney World performing in the parades and shows there.



ASCC to host WASC Senior Commission site visit — this weekend

Marking one of the major steps leading to first accredited 4-year ASCC program - TED

Over this weekend, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will host a site visit by a four-person team representing the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The team’s purpose is to review the four-year components of the College’s Teacher Education Department (TED), marking one of the major steps leading to the TED becoming the first accredited four-year program at ASCC.



Google creates a spectacle with project

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google's futuristic, Internet-connected glasses.

Directions to your destination appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat, take a photo or even buy a few things online as you walk around.

These glasses can do anything a smartphone or tablet computer does now -and then some.



Navy jet crashes into Va, apartments, pilots eject

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Two Navy pilots ejected from a fighter jet Friday, sending the unmanned plane careening into a Virginia Beach apartment complex and tearing the roof off at least one building that was engulfed in flames, officials said.

At least three people were taken to hospitals, including both pilots, officials said. The Navy said both aviators on board the jet ejected before it crashed around noon and were being taken to hospitals for observation.



Territory joins Christians worldwide celebrating Easter

President Obama: “...an opportunity… to give thanks for the all-important gift of grace”
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Christians around the world, including those in American Samoa, are commemorating Good Friday today, the day when they believe Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross at Calvary to save the world.

Good Friday is being marked with morning services by some church denominations, especially the Catholic faith, whose parishioners will re-create the final steps Jesus took while carrying his cross to be crucified — they are embodied in the fourteen Stations of the Cross — it started just before sunrise.