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Tualauta Reps recommend that Road Maintenance Division be established

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To deal with the many road problems, especially the frequent potholes—which get bigger and bigger every time there is heavy rain—Tualauta Reps. Larry Sanitoa and Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. have recommended that the Department of Public Works establish a road maintenance division.

The recommendation was made in an Apr. 5 letter to DPW director Taeaotui Punaofo Tilei, following the lawmaker’s meeting with department officials for updates on Tualauta Road Projects and other issues pertaining to road repairs.

ROAD MAINTENANCE



Seven Top Fautasi compete for 2012 Championship Cup

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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. 



Pacific Cup Volleyball Challenge Update

jeff@samoanews.com

The first ‘Pacific Cup Volleyball Challenge’ hosted by the American Samoa Volleyball Association (ASVBA), opened up their games this past Monday at Tafuna High School. The Pacific Cup Volleyball Challenge has just over 30 teams participating, with teams from American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga and Australia.

Divisions include, Women’s Open Division, Under 19 Division, Queens Division and Men’s Open Division. The Challenge opened up with the Women’s Division seeing action to start things off.



SIAMUPINI TAMA O LE MUA’AU MA TEINE O LE MANU’ULA I LE LIKI KIRIKITI O LE FU’A 2012

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FO’I TAMA O LE MUA’AU MA LE IPU O LENEI TAUSAGA

Ua siamupini nei le 'au o Tama o le Mua'au i le liki kirikiti o le Fu'a i le tausaga nei 2012, le 'au kirikiti e le'i i ai se faiaina i lenei ta'amilosaga atoa, le lupe lea na seu silasila a e tu'i atu le tapuaiga e le afioaga o Faleniu, lele la ua tau ai lupe o Lefao, ma ua sili mea nei le seuga ina mae'a le ta'amilosaga o le 2012.



Charlie the Tuna & friends turn out in force

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Led by general manager Brett Butler and the management team, some 1,700 employees of StarKist Samoa Company marched yesterday at the Veterans Memorial Stadium to celebrate this year’s Flag Day in American Samoa.



USCG Auxiliary Flotilla commissioned

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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 28 in American Samoa now joins other auxiliary units across the country after being commissioned during the Flag Day ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Stadium yesterday.

Gov. Togiola Tulafono accompanied Coast Guard Admiral Charles Ray, Pacific Region Commander of the Hawai’i based Coast Guard District 14 during the commissioning service.

Ray said members of the new Flotilla join 30,000 other Americans across the U.S. who have “pledged to volunteer to improve boating safety, [and] water safety”.



Flag Day Children's Art Show at library

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The Children’s Art Show is an annual event meant to highlight the talent and creativity found in our youth, and encourage their self expression in many different mediums.

This year, the Children’s Art Show, which began on Monday, April 2, will be on display until Friday, April 27 at the Feleti Barstow Library.

The show is sponsored by the American Samoa Department of Education, Office of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability — OCIA — Art Department with the cooperation and support of the Feleti Barstow Library.



White House condemns photos of military, corpses

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says the conduct depicted in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is "reprehensible."

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the conduct does not represent the standards of the U.S. military. Carney says the president believes the situation needs to be investigated and those responsible should be held accountable.



Happy? Positive outlook may be good for your heart

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Be happy - it seems to be good for your heart.

Scientists have long known that Type A personalities and people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks.

Now a Harvard review of the flip side of that psychology concludes that being upbeat and optimistic just may help protect against heart disease.

Rather than focusing only on how to lessen heart risks, "it might also be useful to focus on how we might bolster the positive side of things," said lead researcher Julia Boehm of the Harvard School of Public Health.