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Malamalamaaga o le Kanesa

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Three in four families will care for a family member with cancer.

This means that if you are sitting in a room with two people, one of you will be diagnosed with cancer in your lifetimes. This means that if four families are sitting in church, at a football game, driving to work, three of those four families will be taking care of a cancer patient at some point in their lives. This means that you, reader, have a very good chance of being a cancer survivor.



Malamalamaaga o le Kanesa

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Three in four families will care for a family member with cancer.

This means that if you are sitting in a room with two people, one of you will be diagnosed with cancer in your lifetimes. This means that if four families are sitting in church, at a football game, driving to work, three of those four families will be taking care of a cancer patient at some point in their lives. This means that you, reader, have a very good chance of being a cancer survivor.



Mulitalo going out on a limb at St. Joseph in Samoa

Former NFL player Mulitalo will uproot family from Utah for distant coaching job.

Imagine: You’ve retired from a long and successful NFL career after making millions. You have a wife, four children and a lot of spare time.

What do you do with your money and your influence? Right — uproot yourself from the U.S. to move to Western Samoa to help start its first American football program.

No? That wouldn’t be your first choice? Well it’s a no-brainer for Edwin Mulitalo, the offensive guard who once won a Super Bowl with the Ravens. And he knows already that he’s in for a challenge.



Ta'ita'itama sponsors service training

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63 trainees including owners, cashiers and servers of establishments that hold licenses to sell alcohol received their RBST-Responsible Beverage Service Training yesterday, May 17, 2012, at the Lee Auditorium, in Utulei. 

The RBST is conducted by the First Lady Mary A.T. Tulafono's Ta'ita'itama Prevent Underage Drinking Initiative in partnership with the Department of Human & Social Services and the EUDL-Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Project and the Department of Public Safety. 



Samoan sentenced in federal drug case: 235 months in jail

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Drug defendant Simeta E. Taulua Jr., aka ‘Jymm’ was sentenced Thursday at the federal court in Honolulu to 235 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised released. U.S. District Court Leslie K. Kobayashi imposed several conditions of release which include not committing any crime and prohibited from possession of drugs and firearms.



New Christian radio station dedicated

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A new Christian radio station, officially dedicated last Friday, brings the total of faith-based stations in American Samoa to three.

The new station, KPPO-FM, officially went on the airwaves last Friday afternoon after it was dedicated with a new building for the owners, religious group Worship Center at Happy Valley.

Worship Center church pastor Osasa Aukuso said the total cost of the project, which includes their new two-story building, which houses the radio station, came to $130,000.



Court Report

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TWO WOMEN ARRESTED FOR PASSING BAD CHECKS AND EMBEZZLEMENT

The Criminal Investigation Division yesterday arrested two women on two separate cases. Tiilua’ai Fa'amausili is charged with three counts of passing bad checks and three counts of stealing. Each count of passing bad checks is a class D felony which is punishable up to five years in jail a fine of $5,000, a fine equal to twice the amount of gain from the commission of the said crime up to a maximum of $20,000 or both the fine and imprisonment.



Thousands begin NATO protest march through Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators upset with the war in Afghanistan, climate change and the erosion of union rights marched through downtown Chicago on Sunday, taking their discontent on a wide range of world issues to leaders assembled for a NATO summit.

The protest, one of the city's largest in years, was to end at the lakeside convention center hosting the two-day meeting, which is focused on the war in Afghanistan, European missile defense and other international security matters.



Lions Club extends outreach to Manu'a

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The islands of Manu'a sit just northeast of Tutuila and Aunu'u, a short 30 minute plane ride across the blue Pacific chanel that separates the island groups of American Samoa. Nearly 1,000 residents of  the territory claim Ta'u as their home, and it is there the Lions Club of Pago Pago flew recently in service to others.