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GHC REID ASHSAA FOOTBALL: TAFUNA BARELY MADE IT TO REMAIN ‘UNDEFEATED’

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Once again, the Warriors Varsity squad sounded off at the end of the “Battle of the Toa’s” victoriously, after barely beating the Vikings, who will be looking to come back in the second round, to correct what should’ve been a game to remember in the home of the Vikings. Tafuna thought they were about to see their first loss in 3 years of being an Unbeatable program, against Fagaitua in a 38 - 34 match.
 

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MEET THE NEW MISS AMERICAN SAMOA — ANNELISE FA’AITUMALO SWORD

Public comments about pageant organization — say ‘worse ever’
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“I am truly blessed to and honored to represent Tradewinds Hotel and American Samoa,” was a message posted by newly crowned Miss American Samoa Annelise Fa’aitumalo Sword on her FB the day after the pageant. Daughter of Lori Fale and Gary Sword, Annelise said “God always gets the glory for everything. He orchestrated everything accordingly and it showed beautifully at the pageant.”
 



PAUL IETI SPECIAL GUEST AT ASBDC FINALE — ROCK SOLID 2 VICTORIOUS

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Fans got a treat this past Thursday during the grand finale of the first ever American Samoa’s Best Dance Crew (ASBDC) competition, when world famous singing sensation Paul Ieti took the stage for a special performance.
 
Paul, of Aoa, arrived in the territory on Monday and is here for three weeks. His mother and biggest fan, Akenese Ieti, accompanied him to the ASBDC finale.
 
After all the performances that night, and before the official standings were announced, Paul was given the chance to perform two songs.
 



MEET THE MISS AMERICAN SAMOA CONTESTANTS — PAGEANT 7 PM FRIDAY

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Five beauties will vie tonight for the title of Miss American Samoa, to be held at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium, where the contestants will be showcasing their loveliest sarongs, evening wear, traditional wear —and of course, their talent.
 
The theme for this year’s pageant is “Malu o Aiga ole Tausala Samoa” (Pride of the Samoan Woman).
 



SPONSORS KICK OFF MISS AMERICAN SAMOA PAGEANT’S WEEK OF FESTIVITIES

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With just over eight years since their establishment in the territory, Pacific Independent Distributor (PID) owned by Fritz and Helen Gaisoa is the major “Gold” sponsor for this year’s Miss American Samoa pageant, slated for this coming Friday with five beautiful contestants vying for the crown. This year’s contest carries the theme “Malu o Aiga, le Tausala Samoa” (Pride of a young Samoan woman).
 



“IT’S BEEN AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE” SAYS MISS AMERICAN SAMOA

Soon to relinquish her crown, she tells contestants, “Be Yourself”
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“Traveling around the Pacific islands, working for the tourism industry (Visitors Bureau Office), the experience gained, meeting new people and being appointed to sit on a government task force,” are some of the highlights of the reign for Miss American Samoa Eleitino Maaelopa Tuiasosopo.
 



HISTORIC PEOPLE'S CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH SHATTERS EXPECTATIONS

Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life took to the streets of Manhattan in what organizers are calling the largest climate change protest in history. Organizers also said the march was the largest social justice march in New York City in over a decade.

March organizers expected over 100,000 people, but that turned out to be a conservative guess. The initial estimate is 310,000. It has been six hours since the march began, and people are still streaming down 42nd Street, miles from where the march began.

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VISIT OF HOKULE’A: SWAINS IS. ENVISIONED AS A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABILITY

SWAINS ISLAND — It's eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the aki­aki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms.

Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts scattered across the island offer a glimpse of a small community that thrived here decades ago, until the collapse of the local copra (dried coconut) industry in the 1960s prompted an exodus.

Eventually no one was left.



COASTWEEKS 2014 — PRESERVATION BUILDS GENERATIONS

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Coastweeks 2014 “Preservation Builds Generations” kicked off this past Monday, with the first of two days dedicated to canoe races that featured teams representing local government departments and agencies, as well as the private sector.
 
It was the women’s team from the Dept. of Human and Social Services (DHSS) who took first place in their first heat of the day.
 
More canoe races were scheduled for yesterday and the results were unavailable as of press time.
 



VIDEO: GHC REID ASHSAA FOOTBALL IN THE TERRITORY JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

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This past weekend's American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football action proved to be even more competitive — and is showing a lot of potential this year, as one of the most entertaining sports in American Samoa.

In the past, not much attention was drawn to the sport due to its distortion in skills and experience – today, you must see it to believe it, not only in the Varsity Division, but in the Junior Varsity Division as well. The competition just keeps getting better and better.

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