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Boxing coaches continue training sessions


The American Samoa Boxing Federation club’s coaching staff continued to help the boxers to keep up their speed, stamina and strategies even during the times between tournaments.
Coach Sanele Etuale of Faleniu, keeps the boxer trainees updated in sparring, running and technique. “If we stopped training the boxers, they would not be ready to box at the end of the year, in the tournament between the two Samoas,” he said.

DMWR village outreach: The‘Fa’asao’ Program


As part of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s mandate emphasizing “PEOPLE, AIR, LAND and SEA” (PALS), the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) and their partners:  the AS Environmental Protection Agency, Dept. of Commerce, Agriculture Dept., and the Dept. of Youth and Women’s Affairs - have designated the months of September, October, and November to promote their own programs.
DMWR’s celebration of PALS took place this past week, Nov. 17-21 with the theme: "Conserve Today, Secure Tomorrow”.

Local Judo lessons for self defense continue


Judo lessons are ongoing at the old VA Building, next to the OMV field, on Monday and Wednesday evenings for the youth and Friday evenings for adults. These practices are usually managed by Michelle Vargas, however black belt Instructor Benjamin Waterhouse, a volunteer, has stepped up to help in Vargas’ absence.
“This sport is one hundred percent self defense in nature, you do not have to compete, but you have to equip yourself with the techniques in judo to defend yourself at all times,” said Waterhouse.

StarKist Samoa, Miss AmSam join fight to end RHD


The lovely Miss American Samoa, Anneliese Sword joined little Tau (aka ‘Chow Chow’) Hunkin at one of the many local businesses that have Starkist donation boxes, on Wednesday, November 19, to add their donations to the ‘Charlie’s Little Hearts’ campaign sponsored by StarKist Samoa on behalf of the Rheumatic Heart Disease project, which has been ongoing in the territory for a few years.

ASCRF hosts Mini-Carnival this weekend

The American Samoa College Research Foundation (ASCRF) Student Association, based at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will be hosting a pre-Thanksgiving Mini-Carnival in the ASCC Gymnasium this Saturday, November 22, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Onesosopo park set for a redesign


What was once the grandstand at Onesosopo Park is now just a pile of rubble, after employees from the Dept. of Parks and Recreation tore the whole thing down yesterday.
DPR Deputy Director Ken Tupua said yesterday that the goal is to open up the area, to accommodate different sporting activities.

Early Bird shoppers at KS Mart’s Grand Re-Opening

all photo: TCA

A crowd of early bird shoppers were seen waiting at the entrance of the KS Mart for the store to open its doors after a brief prayer service held at 6 a.m Wednesday morning, Nov. 19, 2014. The re-opening revealed the newest extension project in the back of the store that now houses a bakery, deli and meat department.

Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature.

Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said he would make his announcement from the White House at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, then would travel to Las Vegas to promote the plan Friday.

AS volleyball team makes the Quarter Finals at Oceania


Our American Samoa Beach Volleyball Team made it to the Quarter Finals in Manly Beach, Australia and reports from Iose Afu Muasau, the team coach, on his Facebook page, said, “Our players are very much eager to play against the Fijian side tomorrow. They managed to beat our tough Tongan brothers in our last game and elevated us to the quarter finals this year.”
Yesterday, local boys Sam Luaiva and Kamoko played against the Fijian Side for the Bronze, and the outcome of that will be in our next issue.

Carl's Jr drive thru blocked by fork-lift on fire


The Carls JR. drive thru was blocked off for almost an hour around 5pm Tuesday when a fork-lift that was transporting pallets in the Laufou area caught fire.

The drive flagged a vehicle that was standing in line at the drive thru to give way while he made his way over to pallets without realizing that the forklift which was now smoking had flames coming out of the bottom of the vehicle.

When alerted by the drivers standing in line , the driver of the fork lift jumped off the fork lift, ran into the Carls Jr. kitchen, came out with a mop and tried to snuff out the fire.

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