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Archive - Apr 14, 2012 - Article (News Story)

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Community Briefs

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TAX FILING DEADLINE MONDAY APRIL 16TH

Tax payers in American Samoa has until the close of business on Apr. 16th to file their 2011 tax returns, which is expected to keep the Tax Office very busy heading into a two-day holiday on Apr. 17 and 18 for Flag Day 2012.



Hawkeye: Workin it out!

“Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal.” (Les Brown. Motivational Speaker)

A fine good morning to friends & fans of Hawkeye.



Is the Fua’o God’s gift to Vatia?

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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. 



Warriors atop boys HS soccer standings

The Tafuna Warriors are now No. 1 in the standings of the ASHSAA Boys 11-a-side competition with a 5-point lead over the Faga’itua Vikings. 

Tafuna (6-2-0, 20 points) gained an extra three after a tough 2-0 win over the Kananafou  Stallions on April 11 in the first match played since all high school sports were called off  during the Easter week.

 Points are three for a win, one for a draw and zero for losses.



Edward Avegalio: Breaking into hydroponics

Pava Farms dba Avegalio Farm Pavaiai, is located in Pavaiai, American Samoa. They are breaking ground in the field of hydroponics in the territory and are in their third year of growing lettuce and tomatoes using a drip vertical stack method. At the helm of this thriving operation is Edward Avegalio, who succeeded his father Vailuu Failautusi Avegalio Sr, retired US Navy, in the family owned and operated enterprise.



NOAA ship HI’IALAKAI Ed Day

 

NOAA’s Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and NMFS CRED hosted an education for high school students aboard the NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai on April 11, 2012.  Forty-five students learned from the scientists on board the ship and participated through hands-on experiments and activities.



Six fautasi advance to international race

Fautasi fans and supporters of fautasi teams spread out along the bay area shoreline early this morning for a good seat to watch the preliminary fautasi race of the 2012 Flag Day with the Satani fautasi of Nu’uuli winning the race.

Cheers, applause and yells broke out from the shoreline crowd as the race got underway before 8:45a.m. instead of the scheduled time of 9 a.m. It was decided to commence the race once all fautasi were in place at the starting line for the 4.3 mile race which began just outside of the entrance to Pago Pago Harbor.



Public Safety gears up for Flag Day 2012

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The Department of Public Safety is preparing for the numerous guests who are invited to celebrate the marking of the 112 years since American Samoa became a territory of the United States of America. Acting Police Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Leiseau Laumoli, with the Flag Day celebration commencing on April 17th and 18th, 2012,  there will be “No Liberty” for all Police Officers.



Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- Alleged misconduct by a dozen Secret Service agents sent to provide security for President Barack Obama in Colombia threatened to overshadow his diplomatic mission to Latin America.

On Friday night, a caller who said he had knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas this weekend. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that.

The White House had no comment, but also did not dispute the allegations.



Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Baseball-sized hail is breaking windows and tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, and forecasters are warning residents across the nation's midsection to brace for "life threatening" storms.

The National Weather Service says at least three possible tornadoes were reported early Saturday in central Oklahoma, while hail and rain were pelting Nebraska by early afternoon.