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Baltimore Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox tackles Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs (16) as Cribbs’ helmet is dislodged from a hit by another player during the first half of an (AP Photo/Nick Wass) NFL football game in Baltimore, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Norm Chow is 66 now, and while the Hawaii Warriors coach still has his buddies at BYU, he jokes that their game-day morning jog around Provo has slowed to a walk. “That will bring back a lot of memories as we solve every problem in the world there is to solve on our jog,” Chow said as he prepared to face his former team for the first time as a head coach in a nationally televised game Friday night. Right now, there are plenty. The Warriors (1-2, 0-1 Mountain West) are coming off a 45-point home loss to conference foe Nevada. The 69 points were the most ever allowed at Aloha Stadium, and the seven touchdowns Nevada’s Stefphon Jefferson scored tied an NCAA record. Chow won’t get much sympathy from the Cougars (2-2), even if he spent 27 years at BYU (1973-1999), from graduate assistant to offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, and helped
Chow to face BYU team he coached for 27 years White House: NFL deal is
the team win a national championship in 1984. The first-year Hawaii coach stirred things up in July when he reiterated the university’s position that a returning missionary, defensive back/ return specialist Michael Wadsworth, could transfer to any school except BYU and intimated the Cougars engaged in unfair recruiting. BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall denied the not-so-veiled accusations when Wadsworth finally was allowed to join the team in August as a walk-on while waiting a year to play. “Never has happened, nor will it happen,” Mendenhall said of illegal recruiting. He reiterated those comments this week. “It was just a unique situation where a young man went on his mission, and as many do, (when they) come back, want to be at BYU,” Mendenhall said, citing faith, football and marriage as reasons often given.
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BALTIMORE (AP) — The regular NFL officials returned to work Thursday night, and sure enough, their first game back came down to a Hail Mary pass. Two of them, actually. The Baltimore Ravens never trailed in a 23-16 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns, who took some of the attention away from the regular officials in this duel between AFC North rivals. Down 23-16, Cleveland began its final drive with 1:05 to go on its own 10. Rookie Brandon Weeden moved the Browns to the Baltimore 33 before a fourth-down pass into the end zone fell incomplete. But a personal foul penalty on Paul Kruger gave Cleveland one more chance. That pass sailed out of the end zone. The final sequence was not unlike the controversial ending of Monday night’s Green Bay-Seattle game, when the final pass was ruled a touchdown. That play, and the furor it created, hastened negotiations that ended the lockout. Joe Flacco went 28 for 46 for 356 yards, threw one touchdown and ran for another. Yet, it wasn’t until Cary Williams returned an interception 63 yards for a score at the end of the third quarter that the Ravens (3-1) put some distance between themselves and the young Browns (0-4). A lockout of the league’s regular officials ended late Wednesday, bringing about the exit of the unpopular replacement refs. And so, finally, the tenured officials were in place for Week 4. As they walked onto the field hours before the game, the officiating crew received a round of applause and shouts of encouragement from fans in the lower sections. Head linesman Wayne Mackie and line judge Jeff Seeman both tipped their caps to acknowledge the support. And then, before the pregame coin flip, referee Gene Steratore greeted the players at midfield by saying, “Good evening, men, it’s good to be back.” Many in the sellout crowd of 70,944 stood and roared their approval. The fans waited until the third quarter to boo the officials. On a 13-yard completion from Weeden to Benjamin Watson, Ravens safety Bernard Pollard was called for a helmet-to-helmet hit. The crowd jeered the call, but replays appeared to confirm the penalty.
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Fans cheer refs & Ravens beat Browns, 23-16
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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — How important is it to get the NFL’s regular referees back on the job? The White House calls it a great day for America. Without prompting, President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Jay Carney, on Thursday applauded news of a deal between that the National Football League and the referees’ union. “The president’s very pleased that the two sides have come together,” Carney said, adding, “It’s a great day for America.” The underwhelming performance of replacement officials has drawn the ire of fans, players and politicians. A blown call at the end of Monday’s game cost the Green Bay Packers a win. Carney said the focus can now return to the games, not the officiating. Republican Mitt Romney, campaigning in Virginia, was asked Thursday what he thought about referees coming back to work. “I sure hope they do,” Romney said, seemingly unsure that the dispute had been settled.
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Seattle Mariners’ Franklin Gutierrez, right, is called out by home plate umpire Lance Barksdale after trying to score from first on a double by Kyle Seager in the fifth inning of a baseball game (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Kinsler got Texas started with a leadoff homer, Matt Harrison earned his 18th victory and the AL West-leading Rangers held on to win 9-7 Thursday for a four-game split with the chasing Oakland Athletics. The two-time defending American League champion Rangers (92-64) have a four-game division lead over the A’s with six to play, including three games in Oakland next week. The Athletics own a two-game edge in the race for the second wild card. Kinsler’s 19th homer, his major league-best seventh leadoff shot this season, started a fiverun first for the Rangers against Travis Blackley (5-4). The Rangers had four consecutive two-out hits, capped by Mike Napoli’s two-run homer. Harrison (18-10) went six innings, allowing four runs, to become the Rangers’ first 18-game winner since Kenny Rogers in 2004. Josh Reddick went deep twice, including one of Oakland’s three solo homers in the eighth off reliever Mike Adams. Joe Nathan worked a perfect ninth with two strikeouts for his 36th save in 38 chances. The Rangers are one win from clinching a playoff berth. marINErS 9, aNGELS 4 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Jaso hit a two-run homer and an RBI double for Seattle, and the Los Angeles Angels wasted a chance to get within one game of an AL wild-card spot. Vernon Wells and Alberto Callaspo drove in early runs for the Angels (86-70), who had won five straight and an AL-best 16 of 23 in September before stumbling in their regular-season home finale. Los Angeles remained two games behind Oakland with six to play. The Angels also fell three games back of idle Baltimore, the wild-card leader. Hisashi Iwakuma (8-5) pitched six innings of seven-hit ball, and the Mariners avoided a series sweep by scoring six runs against the Los Angeles bullpen, which held them hitless Tuesday. Dan Haren (12-12) yielded six hits and two earned runs in 5 1-3 innings. The Angels finish the regular season at Texas and Seattle. TIGErS 5, rOyaLS 4 DETROIT (AP) — Doug Fister set an AL record by striking out nine straight batters and Detroit increased its lead in the Central, beating Kansas City on Alex Avila’s grounder in the ninth inning. The Tigers have a two-game division lead over the Chicago White Sox, who lost to Tampa Bay.
Rangers win 9-7 over the A’s for split, 4-game lead
Fister came within one strikeout of matching Tom Seaver’s major league record of 10 in a row. But the Tigers blew a 4-0 lead after seven innings, and Joaquin Benoit (5-3) allowed a solo homer by Billy Butler to tie it in the ninth. The Royals made five errors, including one that loaded the bases in the ninth. Avila hit a grounder to first baseman Brayan Pena, who made a diving stop and touched the bag, but had no play at home. Tim Collins (5-4) took the loss. Fister finished with 10 strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings. He allowed two earned runs and five hits. rayS 3, WHITE SOX 2 CHICAGO (AP) — Evan Longoria hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning and the surging Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game, handing the White Sox a loss that hurts Chicago’s playoff chances. The Rays and Angels are two games behind Oakland in the race for the second AL wild card. The White Sox fell two games behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central after their eighth loss in nine games. Tampa Bay and Chicago have six games to go, including three more against each other. Longoria’s 14th homer came off Brett Myers (3-4) on the eve of the anniversary of his dramatic shot that beat the Yankees on the final day last season and gave the Rays the AL wild card. Joel Peralta (2-6) pitched an inning for the win and Fernando Rodney finished for his clubrecord 46th save in 48 chances. After giving up a two-out single to Kevin Youkilis, Rodney struck out Adam Dunn on a 3-2 pitch to end the game. Luke Scott also homered for Tampa Bay. BLUE JayS 6, yaNKEES 0 TORONTO (AP) — Brandon Morrow and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, pitching Toronto to a victory that trimmed New York’s tight lead in the AL East. Edwin Encarnacion had three hits and three RBIs. Brett Lawrie hit a two-run homer and J.P. Arencibia added a solo shot as the Blue Jays handed an assist to idle Baltimore, shaving New York’s division lead over the Orioles to one game. New York lost for the third time in five games and wasted a chance to go two up with six to play. Making his third start since missing 14 games with a sore right shoulder, Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova (12-8) allowed four runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings. Morrow (9-7) scattered four hits over seven innings to win for the first time in five starts. It was his longest outing since returning from the disabled list Aug. 25 after missing 65 games with a strained muscle in his left side.
DENVER (AP) — The men in stripes have drawn so much attention this season that some interesting developments on the football field have gone largely unnoticed, like a big spike in field goal accuracy. NFL teams combined for a record 2,287 points in the first three weeks of the season thanks to a record 248 touchdowns. Kickers have done their part in this proliferation of points, converting 182 field goal attempts and missing just 15 for a 92.4 percent clip — the best three-week start ever. The three-week mark tends to be a precursor for the entire season, with the final accuracy rate dipping two or three percentage points as the weather gets worse and the pressure rises. That means the record set in 2008 of 84.5 percent could be obliterated this season. The league-wide field goal percentage last season was 82.9 percent, second-highest all-time. Through three weeks last season, the number was 85.8 percent, according to STATS LLC. If this year’s figure drops a similar 2.9 percentage points, it would end up at 89.5 percent, an enormous jump, statistically speaking. Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater, the most accurate kicker in league history from 50 yards and out, said he thinks this year’s spike is the culmination of several factors ranging from better athletes to improved coaching and superior training. “Guys are just getting better and better,” Prater said. “You get guys who are veterans in there and they learn from their mistakes and don’t want to repeat them.” Yet, it’s not just the icy veined veterans who are nailing their kicks. Kickers coming out of college are having immediate success, too, much like the better-prepared rookie quarterbacks who no longer have to bide their time as backups. Heading into this weekend’s slate beginning with Thursday night’s Cleveland-Baltimore game, the Ravens’ Justin Tucker, St. Louis’ Greg Zuerlein and Minnesota’s Blair Walsh were a combined 22-for-22 with each rookie having kicked at least a 55-yarder. Tucker and Walsh have game-winners already. Tucker’s beat New England 31-30 last weekend as time expired and Walsh’s came in overtime against Jacksonville after he kicked a 55-yarder as time expired in regulation. “There’s more camps for kids coming up the ranks now,” Prater said. “You can get a good head start on it.” During their high school years, both Walsh and Tucker attended kicking camps in California run by Chris Sailer, who kicked for UCLA in the 1990s. Kickers are also in the weight room more, employ specialized training and superior techniques, kick on more favorable surfaces, generally are better coached and are used more effectively and efficiently on game day. They benefit from better athleticism than their predecessors, come almost exclusively from soccer backgrounds, are aided by an increased emphasis on special teams and rule changes, and even by playing some of their games indoors. It all adds up to greater accuracy. “Coaches are starting to let more opportunities happen, which will increase the percentage,” Walsh said. “I just think guys are really starting to perfect what they do, and you’re seeing a lot more great kickers today than you probably did in the past. You’d have a handful of great kickers and the rest would be pretty good, but not elite, but I think there’s a ton of elite kickers in the NFL right now.” The success rate has risen steadily from all distances, short and long, during the Super Bowl era. In 1967, for instance, barely 51 percent of all field goal attempts were good. Now, nine in 10 are splitting the uprights, which were moved to the back of the end zone in 1974. Back then, kickers were often converted linemen who happened to have strong legs. Now, every kicker in the NFL played soccer as a kid and all employ the soccer-style kick that has improved place-kickers’ accuracy over the decades. Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza made 54.9 percent of his field goal attempts, a percentage that would get him run off the roster today, not enshrined in Canton, Ohio. Kickers aren’t just more accurate, but with such parity in the league, they’re more important than ever. Through Week 3, 28 games were decided by one score, tied with 1988 for the most such games through the first three weeks. Last weekend, seven games were decided in the final minute of regulation or overtime, something that’s happened just once before, in 1995. Five of those came down to a field goal. Among the seven game-winning field goals so far was Tucker’s 27-yarder as time expired that gave the Ravens the victory over the New England Patriots last weekend in a rematch of the AFC championship game. In that title game, Billy Cundiff
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Kickers in NFL are off to their best start ever
Patriots, Saints and Packers in last place
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer
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NOTICE is hereby given that PAEPAE TUITAMA, FATA T. S. MOE & KAMUTA LAUFISO MALOSEUGA-members on behalf of SAVEA FAMILY of MAPUSAGA FOU American Samoa, has executed a LEASE AGREEMENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as LEMOLI-B which is situated in the village of MAPUSAGA FOU, in the County of TUALAUTA, WESTERN District, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEMENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar to be forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to the laws of American Samoa. Said instrument names CHRISTINA MOE as LESSEE. Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land Commission before the 22ND day of OCTOBER, 2012. It should be noted that any objection must clearly state the grounds therefor. POSTED: AUGUST 23, 2012 thru OCTOBER 22, 2012 SIGNED: TAITO S. B. White, Territorial Registrar O LE FA’ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o PAEPAE TUITAMA, FATA T. S. MOE & KAMUTA LAUFISO MALOSEUGA - Sui ole Aiga Sa SAVEA ole nu’u o MAPUSAGA FOU, Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o LEMOLI-B, e i le nu’u o MAPUSAGA FOU i le itumalo o TUALAUTA, Falelima i SISIFO ole Motu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O lea FEAGAIGA LISI ua i ai nei i teuga pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile Kovana Sili mo sana fa’amaoniga e tusa ai ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata’upu o lo’o ta’ua ai CHRISTINA MOE. A iai se tasi e fia fa’atu’i’ese i lea mata’upu, ia fa’aulufaleina mai sa na fa’atu’iesega tusitusia ile Failautusi o lea Komisi ae le’i o’o ile aso 22 o OKETOPA, 2012. Ia manatua, o fa’atu’iesega uma lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa’atu’iese ai. 08/28 & 09/28/12
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There is something wrong with this picture: Patriots, Saints, Packers and Peyton Manning all at the bottom of their divisions. And things won’t get better for either New Orleans or Green Bay, who meet Sunday at Lambeau Field. But the weirdest line in the standings has to belong to New England. Not since 2003 have the Patriots been below .500. That year, they lost their opener at Buffalo 31-0, then fell only once more all season and won the Super Bowl. A couple of close defeats in which New England made some critical mistakes in the final minutes dropped the Patriots behind the Bills and Jets in the AFC East. That’s hardly what fans have come to expect from New England. “We don’t talk about records,” said coach Bill Belichick, who was fined $50,000 for making contact with a replacement official after the 31-30 loss to Baltimore. “There are so many things that can happen at the end of the game, so many different situations. Those strategic situations have to be played a certain way, whatever your strategy happens to be. But there’s an element of strategy there that’s unique to this game and that’s what makes it great. Do we have to adjust? Yeah, sure.” The Bills looked awful in their opener at the Jets, then won their last two. They lost the league’s leading rusher, C.J. Spiller, to a left shoulder injury against Cleveland, but hope to have incumbent starter Fred Jackson back from a sprained right knee. They don’t want to hear anything about being tied atop the AFC East. “In our eyes the Patriots are still the top dog in this division,” said Mario Williams, the $100 million free agent defensive end Buffalo signed in the offseason. “There is no pressure because we are already in everybody else’s eyes not the leader of this division. It is the Patriots. If anybody should feel pressure it is them.” Them and, even more so, the regular officials who return after the lockout ended with them reaching a new contract with the NFL. Their performances will be firmly in the spotlight this weekend. “Everything is fine until there is a call that decides a game and then people — players, fans, reporters — are going to be complaining again,” Lions receiver Nate Burleson said. “If you thought there was a microscope on the replacement refs, just wait until people start expecting the regular refs to be perfect.”
Also Sunday, Manning and Denver host Oakland; Miami is at Arizona; Tennessee at Houston, Carolina at Atlanta; the New York Giants at Philadelphia; San Francisco at the New York Jets; Seattle at St. Louis; Minnesota at Detroit; San Diego at Kansas City; Cincinnati at Jacksonville; and Washington at Tampa Bay. Chicago is at Dallas on Monday night. Pittsburgh and Indianapolis, both 1-2, are off in the first of the bye weeks. The week’s action began Thursday night, with Baltimore holding off visiting Cleveland 23-16. The Ravens improved to 3-1, and the Browns dropped to 0-4. NEW OrLEaNS (0-3) aT GrEEN Bay (1-2) Through three weeks, 731 points have been scored, an all-time high. Yet these two normally potent offenses have struggled. Yes, Drew Brees can tie John Unitas’ record of 47 straight games with a TD pass if he gets one against the Packers, and he might need a few to get the Saints their first victory if Green Bay’s dormant passing attack awakens. Clearly, the suspensions of coach Sean Payton and his interim replacement, Joe Vitt, for the bounty scandal have hurt the Saints. “For us, despite what’s happened this offseason and the circumstances that we’ve been put under, all we can worry about is the guys that we do have in the locker room, as coaches and players, the scheme that we’re running, trusting in, trusting in our preparation, and then going out there and finding a way to go win games,” Brees said. Green Bay found the most painful and mystifying way to lose last Monday night at Seattle, on what was the final decision by the replacement officials. Coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t want his players looking back at the TD awarded to Seahawks receiver Golden Tate even though Packers safety M.D. Jennings seemed to have the ball. “Our experience the last couple of days has been different, unique,” McCarthy said. “You can’t deny that or throw it off to the side. I think it would be foolish. As far as my comments and my direction with the team, it’s the same as it always is. They know exactly how I feel about everything that has happened and everything about the path forward that we’re taking.” OaKLaNd (1-2) aT dENvEr (1-2) Manning gets his first taste of this bitter rivalry, and he’s only 3-2 against Oakland in his career. This is a key game for the Broncos after two straight losses and with trips to New England and San Diego ahead.
The Raiders have won the last four meetings in Denver, outscoring the Broncos 13363. They gave coach Dennis Allen, the Broncos’ defensive coordinator in 2011, his first NFL victory by rallying past Pittsburgh last weekend. mIamI (1-2) aT arIzONa (3-0) The Cardinals can become the ninth team with 500 franchise victories. They are off to their best start since sweeping the first seven games in 1974 while in St. Louis. Before that, they lived in Chicago. Miami has a difficult task against Arizona’s stingy defense, especially if RB Reggie Bush’s bruised left knee sidelines him. TENNESSEE (1-2) aT HOUSTON (3-0) A win here clinches the AFC South for Houston — just kidding. That division will be no contest if the Texans keep winning. They have outscored opponents 45-6 in second quarters and the defense has not allowed a touchdown in the first half. Houston also leads the NFL in average possession time (36 minutes, 34 seconds); Tennessee ranks last (23 minutes, 18 seconds).
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San Francisco Giants left fielder Gregor Blanco makes a sliding catch on a pop fly from Arizona Diamondbacks’ Adam Eaton during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) 27, 2012, in San Francisco. San Francisco won 7-3.
NEW YORK (AP) — R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win 20 games in more than three decades, matching his career high with 13 strikeouts and leading the New York Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 Thursday behind David Wright’s tiebreaking, three-run homer. A 37-year-old knuckleballer who had never won more than 11 games in any previous season, Dickey (20-6) overcame an outstanding, climbing catch by Travis Snider more than 2 feet above the right-field wall that robbed Mike Baxter of a tying home run in the second inning. Dickey allowed three runs and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings, walking two and reaching double digits in strikeouts for the seventh time this season. He leads the NL with 222 Ks. Kevin Correia (11-11) gave up six runs and seven hits. rEdS 2, BrEWErS 1 CINCINNATI (AP) — Slumping rookie Todd Frazier tied the game with a two-out homer in the ninth inning, Dioner Navarro hit an RBI triple moments later and Cincinnati dealt a major setback to Milwaukee’s playoff chances. The Brewers slipped four games behind idle St. Louis with six games left in the race for the final NL wild card. All they needed was one more out from closer John Axford (5-8), who had converted his last 15 save chances. Frazier connected on the first pitch for his first homer since Aug. 21, tying it at 1. Jay Bruce singled and came around on Navarro’s triple to deep right-center. Jonathan Broxton (3-1) escaped a two-on threat in the ninth to keep it 1-0. GIaNTS 7, dIamONdBaCKS 3 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Midseason acquisitions Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro each hit a two-run homer in the second inning to back Barry Zito, and the NL West champion San Francisco Giants beat Arizona in their regularseason home finale. Zito (14-8) allowed three runs in six innings to win his fourth straight start and sixth consecutive decision. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner with Oakland has his most wins since joining the Giants on a $126 million, seven-year contract before the 2007 season. The Giants won their 10th straight game started by Zito. They have won eight of 10 overall. Buster Posey had two singles and took over the lead in the race for the NL batting title at .333. Pittsburgh star Andrew McCutchen, who was injured and left a game against the Mets, is at .332. Scutaro’s seventh homer extended his careerbest hitting streak to 15 games, while Pence connected for his 22nd against starter Patrick Corbin (6-8). Hector Sanchez hit his first career homer at AT&T Park. He also had an RBI double in the six-run second.
R.A. Dickey gets 20th win & leads Mets over Pirates 6-5
NaTIONaLS 7, pHILLIES 3 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gio Gonzalez became the first 21-game winner in the majors, Michael Morse hit two homers and Washington beat Philadelphia to move closer to an NL East title. Bryce Harper also connected for the Nationals, who reduced their magic number to three. They have a four-game lead over Atlanta with six to play. Gonzalez (21-8) settled down after a shaky start and lasted six innings, allowing three runs and six hits. He’s the first NL lefty to win more than 20 games since Dontrelle Willis won 22 for the Florida Marlins in 2005. The Phillies closed out their home schedule with a loss that left them on the brink of postseason elimination. They trail St. Louis by six games for the second wild-card spot with six games remaining. They finished 40-41 at home, their first losing record at 9-year-old Citizens Bank Park. Tyler Cloyd (2-2) allowed six runs and six hits in five-plus innings. BravES 6, marLINS 2 ATLANTA (AP) — David Ross and Andrelton Simmons raced home on left fielder Bryan Petersen’s costly error, sending Tommy Hanson and Atlanta to a victory over Miami. Hanson (13-9) allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits in 5 1-3 innings for his first win since July 30, also against Miami. The right-hander was 0-4 with a 5.06 ERA in his previous seven starts. Miami led 2-0 before the Braves scored four runs in the fourth. Dan Uggla and Simmons had run-scoring doubles before Jacob Turner (1-4) walked Jose Constanza to load the bases. Petersen dropped Martin Prado’s sinking liner, allowing Ross and Simmons to score. The Braves, who have clinched at least a wildcard berth, have won five in a row. They swept the three-game series to finish 14-4 against the Marlins this season. Uggla finished with three RBIs. Miami has lost seven straight for its longest slide of a disappointing year. rOCKIES 7, CUBS 5 DENVER (AP) — Jordan Pacheco and DJ LeMahieu homered, leading Colorado over Chicago for a three-game sweep. Pacheco, Wilin Rosario and Chris Nelson had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who had 12 hits in their final home game of 2012. Rafael Betancourt relieved in the ninth after a run was in and there were two on with none out. He gave up an RBI double to Alfonso Soriano before finishing for his 31st save. Chris Volstad (3-11) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in three innings. Jhoulys Chacin (3-5) got his first win since Sept. 1. He allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings.
BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have multiple reasons to get fired up to play in New York this week. Bouncing back from a loss in Minnesota in which some players felt they didn’t show enough energy is one. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Thursday added several more: The Jets’ ability to generate offense from multiple sources. “They play a lot of different personnel,” Fangio said before the 49ers practiced on the rain-soaked field at Youngstown State University. “They’ve got a one-wide receiver offense. They’ve got a two-wide receiver offense. They’ve got a three-wide receiver offense. They’ll play a lineman at tight end. They’ll give you some unbalanced line. They’ll give you the (Tim) Tebow package, which you have to prepare for, so they’re very multiple.” Having linebacker Patrick Willis healthy will help. Willis, hurt in the 24-13 loss to Minnesota on Sunday, said his right ankle “feels good.” Willis praised the Jets’ “good receivers and big linemen,” and is confident the 49ers are ready after ironing out a few problems that popped up in Minnesota. “We know where we made our mistakes,” he said. Fangio took blame for not putting more pressure on the Vikings. “We didn’t execute as well as we’re capable of executing and I could have had us in some better calls in certain situations,” he said. “We just didn’t have our best day rushing the passer. It was a little bit of everything.” The Jets feature a little bit of everything — with a large portion of speedy wide receiver Santonio Holmes. “He’s very explosive, he’s fast, he’s quick,” Fangio said. “He’s very dangerous after the catch. Once he gets the ball in his hands, he’s like a punt returner.” If the 49ers do contain quarterback Mark Sanchez and the passing game, the Jets may turn to Tebow a little more in a wildcat formation. Willis said defenders have been watching film of Tebow running it a year ago in Denver. Fangio said the 49ers worked against it a bit in training camp and have done more work this week. “When you really have to go against it, you’ve got to change the way you play things and alter your play to compensate,” Fangio said. “You have to take it very serious.” Meanwhile, offensive coordinator Greg Roman is losing sleep trying to analyze Jets coach Rex Ryan’s complex defense. He apologized for being unshaven after the staff stayed up “into the wee hours of the morning.” Roman expects Ryan to concoct new schemes to counter the loss of star cornerback Darrelle Revis to a season-ending knee injury. “I’m sure they are going to adjust somehow,” Roman said. “There’s a lot of different ways they can do it and we might see all of them. We have to be ready for anything.”
49ers wary of Jets’ multifaceted offense
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — John Lynch, Michael Strahan, Steve McNair and Morten Andersen are among 13 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Safety Lynch, defensive end Strahan, quarterback McNair and kicker Andersen join offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen, defensive tackle Warren Sapp and 121 other total nominees for induction. The list will be whittled to 25 semifinalists in late November. Fifteen finalists from the modern era will be announced in early January, with elections taking place Feb. 2, 2013, the day before the Super Bowl. Between four and seven new members will be selected, with inductions next August. Other first-time nominees are running back Priest Holmes, wide receiver Keenan McCardell, center Tom Nalen, DTs Sam Adams and Ted Washington and DE Bryant Young. Among the contributors nominated are former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and longtime team owners Bud Adams of the Titans and Robert Kraft of the Patriots. Former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell, who died this month, also is a nominee. Other holdover nominees include receivers Cris Carter, Andre Reed and Tim Brown, running back Jerome Bettis, guard Will Shields, DE Charles Haley, linebacker Kevin Greene and defensive back Aeneas Williams, all finalists for the 2012 class.
Strahan, Ogden, Lynch nominated for Hall of Fame
Broncos receivers adjusting to Manning
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Some things just can’t be sped up. Building a rhythm and rapport with receivers is one of them, as the Denver Broncos are discovering. Never had so many of Peyton Manning’s passes missed their mark as they did last weekend, when the star quarterback completed just half of his 52 throws in a 31-25 loss to Houston. Take away his three spikes and that leaves 23 times that Manning’s throws ended up somewhere other than in the hands of the man he targeted — and that doesn’t count the toss that went off Eric Decker’s hands in the end zone only to flop into the waiting arms of tight end Joel Dreessen for the touchdown. Demaryius Thomas is the Broncos’ best receiver, but he caught just three of 11 passes thrown his way Sunday. “We are new to each other but every week I feel like it’s getting better,” Thomas said. “It’s just the little things now. We get the little things down it’ll be a big difference.” Manning also targeted tight end Jacob Tamme — whom he played with in Indianapolis — 10 times and only three were completed. Here’s the funny thing about timing: it takes time. “That’s a pretty good assessment,” wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert said. “You know, being with a new quarterback working with new receivers, like the old saying, ‘Rome wasn’t built overnight,’ it’s going to take time for things to get to the point where you want them.” Manning was notorious for spending extra time on the practice field working on routes and building chemistry with receivers Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison in Indianapolis. He’s doing the same now with Decker and Thomas and all the others, but there’s a difference between the eight to 10 years he spent with the Colts receivers and the six months he’s spent in Denver. “In all the years Peyton was in Indianapolis he had a lot of the same receivers for a lot of the time, especially the main two, Reggie and Marvin. We haven’t been together a full year yet, so everything is still a work in progress,” Tolbert said. Fans don’t really see the nuances of every play, only that an intended target didn’t come down with the ball. But sometimes the disruption in timing has nothing to do with his receivers but Manning’s pocket of protection. “Everybody’s involved,” Tamme said. “Maybe the average fan doesn’t understand that the receivers are involved in the run game and the O-line is involved in whether a route ends up looking good or not. So, if the quarterback has to shift a little bit or move up, step up, everything’s interrelated in a play, and that’s what’s fun about the game. That’s what’s cool about football. “The difference between an 8-yard run and a 50-yard run is usually a wide receiver blocking. But people don’t think about that. And the difference between a 50-yard pass and a pass getting knocked down may be up front, just a portion of the pocket changing. So, that’s little stuff that’s fun about the game, and stuff we’ve got to take a lot of pride in on both ends.” Pressured up the middle, Manning has been sacked eight times already — his highest total after three games in his career. That puts him on pace for a career-high 43 sacks. He never was sacked more than 29 times in Indianapolis, and that total came way back in 2001. He was sacked an average of just 18 times a season during his 13 years in Indy before sitting out last season with a nerve problem in his neck that weakened his throwing arm and required four operations. The Broncos see nothing wrong in Manning’s game. His arm strength is fine, his decision-making as sharp as ever. It’s just that he and the football are ending up on the ground way too often. And it’s everybody’s responsibility to get that corrected, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said Thursday. “Every play in football is an 11-man job. We’ve got to make sure that all 11 guys are on the same page,” he said. “You may see a receiver doing something but all of a sudden the ball can’t get there because the protection broke down. Every play, whether it’s a run play or a pass play, it’s all 11 together. We hold each other accountable and we’ve got to do our jobs better.” Help is on the way in the form of right guard Chris Kuper, the Broncos’ best offensive lineman, who broke his left forearm last month and returned to practice this week, although he might not be ready to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders (1-2). If Manning keeps getting knocked down, the Broncos (1-2) have recently signed center Dan Koppen, who spent nine years protecting Tom Brady in New England, as a possible replacement for center J.D. Walton, among other potential shake-ups across the offensive line. The Broncos have fallen behind by 20 points in each of their last two losses, to Atlanta and Houston, then outscored both of them 14-0 in the fourth quarter to make a game of it. That’s led to speculation that the slow starts and fast finishes are the result of Manning needing time to really get his arm loosened up. “I can’t really say I know the answer to that. I’m still learning some things about myself, about our team,” Manning said. “I think that’s kind of what I’ve said all along: it’s part of the process, as you are learning some things. It’d be nice to win while you’re learning, and we haven’t won these last two. “We have made more plays in the fourth quarter, for whatever reason, so there’s certainly not a fatigue factor going on. Our challenge is getting out of the box a little bit earlier.” And completing more passes. As far as finding a rhythm, it’ll come. “It is a process,” Tamme said, “but it’s also time to start winning some football games.”
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The business community is hereby reminded that all 2012 business licenses will expired on December 31, 2012. The renewal period starts on October 1, 2012 for all existing businesses in the Territory. Any business that fails to renew its license by January 30, 2013 is required to cease all business operations or will be subject to prosecution pursuant to Section 27.0211(b) of the American Samoa Code Annotated. Furthermore, the business community is hereby reminded that it is illegal to relocate or transfer your business to a new location without obtaining a new business license for the new location. Pursuant to ASCA §27.0212 and ASCA §27.0213 that every (business) license issued…is personal and shall be issued to the person or persons making the application therefore, and may not in any circumstances be transferred to any other person….Any license conditioned upon the fulfillment of any qualification or prerequisites pertaining to the premises wherein the licensee conducts his business, trade, or profession may not be transferred to another location. In addition, when one person operates or conducts businesses in 2 or more locations in American Samoa, the person is required to obtain a license for each location. The public is hereby informed that the Department of Commerce will be conducting regular on-site inspections of all businesses for CY 2013business licenses. Business owners are advised to post their 2013business license certificate(s) in a conspicuous place on the premises. In the event that the Revenue Office has not yet issued a business license certificate, business owners are asked to present their receipt as proof of payment. Department of Commerce (DOC) officials are authorized to enter any building or premises for the purpose of conducting an inspection with respect to business activities. Interference with DOC officials in the performance of these duties can result in arrest or prosecution. For further information regarding this notice, contact the Economic Development Division of the Department of Commerce at 633-5155. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Side judge Jimmy DeBell (58) shakes hands with Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch (4) before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Baltimore, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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➧ Patriots, Saints and Packers in last place…
CarOLINa (1-2) aT aTLaNTa (3-0) No team has been more impressive in the NFC than the Falcons, but they have done it with three wins over AFC West opponents. They’ve won four straight and six of seven against the Panthers, who reside in the NFC South where Atlanta is a runaway leader. Carolina’s defense ranks 23rd in scoring, not a good sign against Matt Ryan, who leads the NFL in passer rating, completion percentage, first downs and touchdowns in the best start of his career. N.y. GIaNTS (2-1) aT pHILadELpHIa (2-1) Philadelphia has been the league’s sloppiest team with 12 turnovers, and QB Michael Vick has been more charitable than anyone. The Eagles know how dynamic New York’s defense can be — the Giants have forced at least one turnover in 34 of the last 36 games — so protecting the ball is a must in the primetime matchup. New York’s depth has been tested by injuries, and the Giants got passing marks in a win over Carolina. Backup RB Andre Brown rushed for 113 yards and scored two TDs in first NFL start, and WR Ramses Barden caught nine passes for 138 yards in his first start. SaN FraNCISCO (2-1) aT N.y. JETS (2-1) An annoyed bunch of 49ers head to the Meadowlands after spending most of the week in Youngstown, Ohio, following a loss at Minnesota. The strategy worked a year ago when they swept consecutive road games, and now they face a Jets team missing its best player, All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. He wrecked his left knee against Miami. The Jets’ offense has stagnated the last two weeks, not the approach anyone wants to take against San Francisco’s fierce defense. SaN dIEGO (2-1) aT KaNSaS CITy (1-2) Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles comes off what most running backs would consider a career game, but it was only his second-best rushing performance in the pros. He ran for 233 yards, including a 91-yard TD, in a win at New Orleans, still short of his 259 yards he gained in the last game of the 2009 season. Another 230yard game would tie him with Jim Brown as the only players to manage the feat. San Diego completely flopped at home against Atlanta last week after a 2-0 start. The Chargers’ last visit to Arrowhead ended ugly as Philip Rivers fumbled a snap while trying to take a knee with 1:03 left in regulation. The Chiefs won in overtime.
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SEaTTLE (2-1) aT ST. LOUIS (1-2) Few coaches are raging optimists the way Seattle’s Pete Carroll is, but even he couldn’t have envisioned the scenario that played out Monday night against Green Bay. “Our fans had the moment of their life and I know it’s crushing on the other end of it,” Carroll said. “The point now is to understand that we have to find the discipline it takes to be turned into the next preparation.” If they can find the same pass rush that sacked Aaron Rodgers eight times, the Seahawks could be in great shape because St. Louis has a jumbled offensive line. CHICaGO (2-1) aT daLLaS (2-1), mONday NIGHT. Key to this game also will be the performance of the offensive lines. Can they protect their quarterbacks — Chicago’s Jay Cutler gets rattled under heavy pressure, and Dallas’ Tony Romo is prone to mistakes in similar situations. The Bears lead the NFL with 14 sacks, getting six last week against St. Louis. They also have nine takeaways. Dallas is minus-3 in turnover margin. mINNESOTa (2-1) aT dETrOIT (1-2) Smiles in Minneapolis, frowns in Motor City. While the Vikings are off to a stunningly strong start — they barely missed sweeping their first three games — the Lions have been disappointing. Detroit gave up long scoring plays all day in Tennessee, then couldn’t convert a fourth-and-1 in overtime on a play when the ball was not supposed to be snapped. Minnesota has lost 11 straight in the NFC North, three of those to the Lions. CINCINNaTI (2-1) aT JaCKSONvILLE (1-2) Jacksonville stole one in Indianapolis on an 80-yard catch-and-run score by Cecil Shorts III with 45 seconds to go. The Jags expect to get three starting linemen back from injuries. A.J. Green, coming off a career-high 183 yards receiving last week at Washington, had five catches for 90 yards and a 37-yard TD reception in a win against the Jaguars last year. WaSHINGTON (1-2) aT Tampa Bay (1-2) Both teams won their openers and dropped close games after that. Redskins QB Robert Griffin III leads NFL rookies with a 103.5 passer rating and leads all quarterbacks in yards rushing (209, 6.5-yard average) and his three touchdowns rushing are tied for most among all players. Tampa has the No. 1 rushing defense, yielding 47.3 yards per game, but that is totally misleading: The Bucs have allowed a leaguehigh 353.3 yards per game passing.
The 15-yard markoff set up a 51-yard field goal by Phil Dawson that got the Browns within 16-10. Late in the quarter, Williams ambushed an out pattern by Travis Benjamin and took the interception down the right sideline for a 13-point lead. It was the 13th consecutive home win for the Ravens, the longest current run in the NFL, and their streak of 10 straight wins in the division is also the most of any team. Anquan Boldin caught nine passes for 131 yards, and Torrey Smith had six catches for 97 yards and a score. Weeden went 25 for 52 for 320 yards, and rookie running back Trent Richardson gained only 47 yards rushing on 14 carries. Dawson kicked field goals of 51, 50 and 52 yards, the last one with 4:33 left made it 23-16. It’s the third time since 1998 that the Browns have lost their first four games. They finished 2-14 in 1999 and 5-11 in 2009. Cleveland played the majority of the game without wide receiver and punt returner Joshua Cribbs, who sustained a head injury while returning a kick late in the first quarter. Cribbs had his helmet knocked off and lost the handle on the ball after absorbing a hard hit by Dannell Ellerbe. It was legal tackle, shoulder to helmet, and the officials did not call a penalty. Cribbs lay prone for several minutes before finally rising to his feet and walking off the field. Flacco went 16 for 26 for 186 yards and a touchdown to stake the Ravens to 9-7 halftime lead. After Cribbs’ first-quarter fumble, the Ravens moved to the Cleveland 10 before Browns linebacker Craig Robertson picked off a pass by Flacco in the end zone. It was the first time in 126 attempts that Flacco threw an interception inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Flacco made amends on Baltimore’s next series, going 4 for 4 and throwing an 18-yard touchdown pass to Smith for a 6-0 lead. Flacco went 4 for 4 on the 85-yard drive, hitting Tandon Doss for 39 yards on a third-and-7 and also connecting with Smith on a 34-yarder. After a Cleveland punt, rookie Justin Tucker kicked a 45-yard field goal to make it 9-0. Weeden then directed a brilliant 11-play, 94-yard march, connecting with Greg Little on a 43-yard completion before Richardson ran in from the 1. On the opening drive of the third quarter, Flacco took the Ravens 89 yards in 13 plays for a 16-7 lead. Flacco completed five passes during the march, including three to Boldin for 60 yards, before the quarterback ran in from the 1 on a third-and-goal. Later in the quarter, Tucker missed the first field goal try of his career, a 47-yarder that sailed wide right.
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missed a 32-yard field goal in the closing seconds. In the encore, Tucker — who took the job away from Cundiff in training camp — drove his kick just inside the right upright. “Bottom line is it went in,” Tucker said. “That’s all I care about. It went in.” Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn’t so sure and he was fined $50,000 this week for grabbing a replacement official’s arm after the game as he tried to see if the call was reviewable. It wasn’t. Tucker, who beat out Cundiff with a perfect preseason, attributes his success to lessons he received from head coach John Harbaugh, special teams coach Jerry Rosburg and kicking consultant Randy Brown. “I feel like I’m kicking the best I ever kicked,” Tucker said. “Took a little work, took a couple of days, and now I feel like I’m striking the ball as confidently as I ever have.” He’s not the only one who feels that way. Prater’s three field goals against Houston last week moved him past Jason Elam as the most accurate kicker in team history at 81 percent, and his 53-yarder made him 13 for 17 from 50 yards and out for a 76.5 percent clip, the best in league history with a minimum of 10 attempts. Ryan Succop’s club-record sixth field goal gave Kansas City a 27-24 win in overtime at New Orleans last weekend. He was a perfect 6 for 6 on kicks ranging from 25 to 45 yards. Zuerlein, a sixth-round pick out of tiny Missouri Western, is 8 for 8 on field goals, including a 56-yarder last week, one yard shy of the Rams franchise record. What impresses his coaches is his steely resolve that belies his inexperience. “I guess I’m just confident in my abilities,” Zuerlein said. “I expect to make the kick, so I don’t get nervous really.” Rams special teams coach John Fassel said he’s never worked with a kicker this talented so early in his career: “You see him in the mall, he looks like any other 24-year-old walking around,” Fassel said. “But his leg speed is incredible.” Zuerlein said years spent playing soccer probably account for his explosive leg power, not anything he does in the weight room. “I can’t squat a house or anything like that,” Zuerlein said. “It’s probably about the same amount of weight just an average person might lift.” So far this season, there’s been nothing ordinary about NFL kickers.
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Washington’s Bishop Sankey gets past Stanford defenders on a 61-yard touchdown during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Seattle.
SEATTLE (AP) — All night, Steve Sarkisian felt if he could just get the ball past the first, stout wave of Stanford’s defense, the opportunity was there for Washington to make big plays. It happened only twice and thanks to a stunning defensive effort by the Huskies, it was enough Washington to pull out the upset of the eighth-ranked Cardinal. “The way we executed in the most critical moments, that’s what I’m most proud of those guys for,” Sarkisian said. Kasen Williams took a quick screen pass from Keith Price, broke a tackle and the line of scrimmage and raced 35 yards for the go-ahead score with 4:53 left, and Washington rallied from 10 points down to stun No. 8 Stanford 17-13 on Thursday night. Trailing 13-3 late in the third quarter, the Huskies (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) got a 61-yard touchdown sprint from running back Bishop Sankey on fourth-and-1 for their first offensive touchdown against an FBS opponent since the first quarter of the opener against San Diego State. Then Washington put together a nine-play drive that included another fourth-down conversion and was capped by Williams’ catch-and-run that gave the Huskies their first lead. It was Washington’s first win over a top 10 ranked opponent since its upset of then-No. 3 USC back in 2009, Steve Sarkisian’s first season at Washington. And it was thanks to an inspired defensive effort that was the opposite of a year ago when Stanford (3-1, 1-1) bulldozed the Huskies to the tune of 446 yards rushing and 65 points. If nothing else, new defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox earned his lofty salary with a unique scheme that stymied Stanford’s power attack. “Against Stanford we know what they were going to do, we knew they were going to try and power the ball down on our throat like they did the last four years and it’s worked,” Washington safety Justin Glenn said. “But coach Wilcox just told us focus on each play. If something happens, erase it and focus on the next play. We kept battling down after down.” Washington’s student section poured on to the turf of CenturyLink Field after Price took a knee for the final time. It was a crucial win for the Huskies in the first game of a schedule that only gets tougher next week at No. 2 Oregon before returning home to host No. 13 USC. Price finished 19 of 37 for 177 yards and the touchdown toss to Williams. Sankey had 144 yards on 20 carries after Stanford’s defense had allowed just 124 yards rushing combined in the first three games of the season. But for all the offensive fireworks the Huskies playmakers showed at key times, this victory rested with the Washington defense.
No. 8 Stanford falls to the Huskies 17-13
(AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Dean Rutz)
Given extra time to prepare for the Cardinal with a bye last weekend, Wilcox used every minute of it to devise a defensive scheme to slow Stanford’s rushing attack. Most notably, Wilcox regularly had eight or nine defenders near the line of scrimmage, daring Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes to beat them through the air. Stanford went more than 21 minutes of the first half without gaining a first down and Nunes couldn’t lead a winning drive in the closing seconds. Stanford finished with just 235 yards of total offense, the fewest yards allowed by Washington since the 2010 Holiday Bowl against Nebraska. The Cardinal were held without an offensive touchdown for the first time since Oct. 27, 2007 at Oregon State, a 23-6 Stanford loss. Stanford finished 5 of 18 on third downs and had only one drive of longer than 50 yards. Nunes, the replacement for Andrew Luck, finished 18 of 37 for 170 yards. But the most important factor was Washington’s ability to control Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor. Last year, Taylor ran for 138 yards against Washington and had 153 yards rushing in the upset of then-No. 2 USC on Sept. 15. He finished with 75 yards on 21 carries, none of them longer than 7 yards. “We didn’t play well enough to win,” Stanford coach David Shaw said. “We didn’t make the throws we needed to make. We didn’t make the catches we needed to make. We didn’t sustain our blocks in the running game as long as we should have. We got outplayed tonight.” Washington started its winning drive at the 35 with 8:57 left and converted on fourth-and-1 at their own 44 with Dezden Petty bulling for 2 yards. They eventually got down the Stanford 35 with 5 minutes remaining. That’s when Sarkisian called for the quick screen to his star receiver. Williams broke the tackle of Terrence Brown at the line of scrimmage then sprinted down the sideline ahead of safety Ed Reynolds, who caught up enough to knock the ball loose but only after Williams had crossed the goal line. Stanford, whose only touchdown came on Trent Murphy’s 40-yard interception return in the third quarter, tried to put together one last drive. Ty Montgomery dropped a potential touchdown at the Washington 5,and Stanford eventually faced fourth-and-4 at the Huskies 34 with 2 minutes left. With the defense spread out, Nunes tried to throw a fade route down the sideline to 6-foot-8 tight end Levine Toilolo. But the ball was poorly thrown and Desmond Trufant was in position to intercept the pass at the 8 with 1:46 left. Stanford used its final two timeouts to force third-and-4, but Ben Gardner jumped offside giving the Huskies a first down and the clock ran out.
Hotel Transylvania – Rated: PG
Voices: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, CeeLo Green, Steve Buscemi Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters -Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more - to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem -- but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
Friday: — 4:15 7:15 9:30 Saturday: 1:15 4:15 7:15 9:30 Sunday: 1:15 4:15 7:15 — “Discount Tuesday”: — 4:15 7:15 — Mon-Wed-Thurs: — 4:15 7:15 —
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green – Rated: PG
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Ron Livingston Happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim-and their small town of Stanleyville-learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
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New Zealand’s rugby palyer Julian Savea leaves after a training session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. New Zealand will face Argentina on Sept. 29 for their Rugby (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Championship second round match.
SEATTLE (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott confirmed Thursday night the conference is in preliminary talks with the Big 12 Conference about creating a seventh bowl game that would match a representative from one of the two conferences against the best team from a group of five conferences, including the Big East. Scott spoke at halftime of Washington’s game against No. 8 Stanford. He said the talks that with the Big 12 are in the infant stages and started after all the conference commissioners met last week in Chicago. “There is an ongoing concern some of the conference have had about AQ, non-AQ, access and those types of issues and in that conversation there was a consensus that we could all imagine a seventh bowl game so there is more access points going forward for all conferences than existed in the past,” Scott said. “In my view, given that there is so much positive about the new system going forward about having a playoff and neutral site championship game it would be a real shame if all that progress and all that success is clouded by continued discussions about access and have and have-nots. I hope with all the progress we’re making, I’m certainly in favor of creating more access points and making that conversation something of the past.” A person with direct knowledge of the plan for the fourteam playoff in 2014 told The Associated Press on Wednesday that either a Pac-12 or a Big 12 team likely will be the opponent for the top-rated champion from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the conferences did not want to make the plan public. The proposal has the Pac-12 sending either its champion or a replacement team to the game in years when the Rose Bowl hosts a national semifinal. In years the Rose Bowl is a traditional Big Ten-Pac-12 matchup, the Big 12 would send one of its top teams to the game. The deal with the Big 12 and Pac-12 would be similar to the one the Orange Bowl is working on with the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference. That deal, which has not been completed, would match a team from either of those conferences or Notre Dame against the Atlantic Coast Conference champ or a another ACC team. “There is discussion going on around the seventh bowl, the Big 12 and I have had about the possibility but we’ve also discussed other possibilities as well,” Scott said. “The reports I saw made it seem a little bit further along and a little more concrete than I would describe it as. It was a fresh conversation coming out of Chicago last week. I wouldn’t’ describe it as far along as I read but I’m happy to confirm that it is a conversation that it’s being had.” The original playoff plan had the national semifinals rotating among six bowl sites, giving the new system two playoff games and four other high-revenue bowl games each season. The top four teams determined by a selection committee, regardless of conference affiliation, will play in the semifinals. The winners meet in a championship game about a week later. The spots in those other four games would be for other highly ranked teams, but those slots have quickly started filling up as the major conferences began making deals. The Rose Bowl, as has been tradition, will always match the Pac-12 and Big Ten when it does not host a semifinal. The new marquee bowl being created by the Big 12 and the SEC — site to be determined — will be also part of the system, so those two spots are filled. The Orange Bowl’s deals took two more spots out of play. That led to concerns about limited access to the high-revenue games for the other five conferences. The rebuilding Big East, which currently has automaticqualifying status to the Bowl Championship Series, has been trying to gain a more secure spot in the new postseason system. The person with direct knowledge of the plan said new Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco spearheaded the push for the addition of a seventh game to be added to the system, and presented a plan for the highest-rated champion from the other five conferences to be assured a spot in the game. Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson told the AP last week there was enough support for a seventh game among the commissioners to make it happen. Allowing the Pac-12 and Big 12 to share the spot opposite the best of the rest in a bowl would give the game stability and likely increase the value of its television rights, as compared to having the opponent be left undetermined.
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Detroit’s Cabrera chasing Triple Crown
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera’s drive sailed high into the Detroit night — so high, in fact, that left fielder Alex Gordon had time to drift over to the fence and wait a couple seconds before reaching over and robbing the slugger of a home run. That snapshot was a good example of why nobody has won baseball’s Triple Crown in 45 years. It takes a special blend of power, discipline, consistency — and yes, luck, if you believe in such a thing. But Cabrera is making perhaps the strongest bid since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1967. With six games remaining, Detroit’s 29-year-old third baseman tops the American League in batting average and RBIs and trails home run leader Josh Hamilton by only one. “I heard a lot from the fans about the Triple Crown. I can’t repeat most of it, but I’m sure you can guess,” said Gordon, the Kansas City outfielder who did his part to slow Cabrera’s pursuit by taking that homer away Wednesday night. “Miguel puts up these numbers every year, so it isn’t a surprise that he’s got a chance at the Triple Crown. I think that, some year, he’ll probably do it. He’s just an incredible hitter, and he’s respected by everyone in the game.” Cabrera won his first batting title last year, hitting .344 to complete a “career triple crown” after winning home run and RBI titles in previous seasons. Now he’s trying to become the first player since Yastrzemski to sweep all three categories at the same time. Since 1967, the Triple Crown has been even more elusive in baseball than in horse racing. Yastrzemski figures it’s only a matter of time before somebody new joins the club. Since his Triple Crown season, other seemingly unapproachable marks have been surpassed. “When Rose broke Cobb’s hit record, I never thought that would happen,” Yastrzemski said. “When Ripken broke Gehrig’s consecutive game record, I never thought that would happen either. So it’s going to happen.” In 1967, Yastrzemski hit .326 with 44 homers and 121 RBIs — a feat somewhat overshadowed at the time by a memorable pennant race in which his Boston Red Sox outlasted Detroit and Minnesota by a single game. Cabrera is in a similar spot. The Tigers are in a tense race with the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central. After Thursday’s 5-4 victory over Kansas City, Cabrera is hitting .326 with 42 homers and 133 RBIs. “I want to keep my game the same way,” Cabrera said recently. “I don’t want to put extra pressure because we’ve got a lot of pressure right now in our division. I think it’s going to be a big mistake if I put extra pressure on myself.” Ted Williams and Rogers Hornsby both won the Triple Crown twice. Frank Robinson did it the year before Yastrzemski, making the drought that followed even more striking. According to STATS LLC., since Yastrzemski’s Triple Crown, a player has finished atop his league in two of the three categories 45 times. That makes some sense, since a good power hitter can rack up homers and RBIs simultaneously. Sure enough, in 41 of those 45 Triple Crown near-misses, batting average was the spoiler. Stars like Johnny Bench, Mike Schmidt, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez have all led their leagues in homers and RBIs in the same season — only to fall short of the batting title. That’s what’s made Cabrera unique. Some power hitters strike out so much they can forget about a decent batting average. Cabrera is on pace to hit at least .320 for the seventh time in eight years — but there may be a limit to how high his average can rise since he doesn’t have much speed. That makes his Triple Crown attempt that much more remarkable. “It’s really a difficult thing to do, particularly for a guy like Cabrera,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “Cabrera doesn’t get any infield hits, so that’s a tough thing to do.” Jeff Bagwell was the only recent player to finish in the top two in each Triple Crown category; in the strike-shortened 1994 season, he was first in RBIs and second in both average and homers. In 1992, Gary Sheffield led the National League in hitting but finished two behind in the home run race and nine back in RBIs. “That’s the ultimate, to win the Triple Crown,” slugger Jim Thome said. “I think it would be good for baseball. I think it would be good for kids of our era to say that they watched a Triple Crown. If you’re a kid in Detroit, how could you not want to see a Triple Crown?” Cabrera’s chase has helped start a debate over whether he or Angels rookie Mike Trout should be the American League MVP. Trout has been an all-around force for Los Angeles — at the plate, in the field and on the bases. No matter who comes out on top in that vote, there’s no detracting from Cabrera’s terrific year. He was arrested at the start of spring training in 2011 and later pleaded no contest to drunken driving, but he earned praise from the organization for his work off the field in the aftermath of that ugly incident. He went on to win the batting title last year and helped the Tigers to a division championship. When Detroit signed Prince Fielder in the offseason, Cabrera moved from first base to third and showed up at spring training looking a little slimmer. His home run and RBI totals in 2012 are both career highs, and while he doesn’t remind anyone of Brooks Robinson with the glove, he’s hardly the only Tiger with defensive issues. He’s also Detroit’s nominee this year for the Roberto Clemente Award, which rewards the player “who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.” In July, Cabrera became the second Venezuela-born player to reach 300 homers. “He’s the total package,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “There’s just none of them around that can do what he can do — hit for an extremely high average, hit for an extreme amount of power and be a run producer.” Cabrera has taken advantage of a big year from Detroit leadoff hitter Austin Jackson, who is hitting .303. Having a player like that ahead of him in the lineup has surely helped Cabrera’s RBI total. Any number of hitters could still play spoiler to Cabrera’s Triple Crown chase. Joe Mauer is three points behind in average. Hamilton is ahead in homers, and Edwin Encarnacion is even with Cabrera at 42. Adam Dunn has 41. So the stage is set for quite a conclusion to the regular season, both because of the AL Central race and Cabrera’s own shot at history. “It’s hard. A lot of attention right now. Here, even in Venezuela,” Cabrera said. “Try to stay out, don’t read the papers. Try not to think about it.”
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California law will help injured student athletes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state to mandate financial protections for student athletes who suffer career-ending injuries in some of the state’s top college sports programs under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Thursday. SB1525 protects athletes at the four universities that receive more than $10 million annually in sports media revenue — the University of Southern California, UCLA, Berkeley and Stanford. They will have to give academic scholarships to students who lose their athletic scholarships if they are injured while playing their sport. They also will have to cover insurance deductibles and pay health care premiums for lowincome athletes, among other provisions. The legislation requires the universities to pay future medical costs for on-the-field injuries, providing student-athletes with the kind of guarantees that even some professional athletes don’t receive. “Neither personal injury nor poverty should dim the dreams of a student-athlete pursuing a college degree, particularly when their performance has enriched their college,” Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, said in a statement. Padilla cited a 16-year study by the NCAA and the Journal of Athletic Training showing that each year thousands of students are hurt while training or playing sports, with many of the injuries ending their chance to continue participating. Of the four schools immediately affected, only Stanford objected to the final version of the bill, saying it is unfair to include only the top money-generating universities. Padilla said his bill eventually could affect San Diego State University because it recently switched to a different conference with more lucrative television rights. David Roberts, USC’s vice president of athletic compliance, said in a statement that his school was among those that dropped its initial objections after lawmakers narrowed the scope of the bill. He said his university shares concerns that the law will exclude most California students. The legislation would take effect at the start of the 20132014 school year and wouldn’t apply to this year’s departing seniors. The issue came to Padilla’s attention early this year when the National College Players Association sent a petition to the NCAA signed by hundreds of football and basketball players from schools including UCLA in Padilla’s district. Lawmakers in a number of other states planned similar legislation, but California is the first to enact the requirements. “This legislation is the first of its kind in the nation and promises student-athletes important protections that should have been in place long ago,” Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association, said in a statement. The legislation was one of several higher education bills the governor announced signing. Another, AB970, would require the University of California and California State University systems to provide public notice and consult with students before raising tuition. The fee notice bill also signed by Brown comes after protests from student activists that their education costs were abruptly increased to help universities survive state budget cuts as California battled a lingering deficit. It requires universities to provide weeks of public notice before considering fee hikes, provide written justification for the proposed increases, detail the effect on students, and outline any possible alternatives. It also limits when the university systems can raise fees each year. Brown signed the bills during a meeting with more than a dozen college students in his Capitol office, according to a video tape released by the administration.
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Man pleads guilty to extorting Redskins QB
DALLAS (AP) — A former Baylor basketball player pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to extort $1 million from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III by threatening to expose damaging information, prosecutors said. Richard Khamir Hurd, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate communication of a threat related to extortion. He faces two to three years in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. 21. The U.S. attorney’s office said Hurd, a former walk-on basketball player at the school where Griffin won the Heisman Trophy, contacted one of Griffin’s agents in June with a demand of $1 million in order not to release information that would damage the quarterback’s reputation. According to an FBI affidavit, Hurd first gave the agent a deadline of June 18 but extended it to give the agent time to discuss the offer with others. Griffin’s agent contacted authorities. Under the FBI’s direction, the agent reached an agreement to pay Hurd $120,000 for the information and his signature on a non-disclosure agreement. Hurd arrived June 22 at a law office to sign the paperwork and collect the check. FBI agents arrested him afterward. Hurd’s attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message. Leaving court Thursday, Hurd responded to a request for comment with, “Sic ‘em, Bears,” the Waco Tribune-Herald reported. Griffin was drafted No. 2 by the Redskins this year and signed a four-year deal for more than $21 million. He has thrown for 747 yards and four touchdowns in three games. The Redskins are 1-2. A team spokesman declined to comment.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti gets emotional when talking about his “kids.” The longtime Oregon assistant has surely become accustomed in recent years to all the attention falling on the Ducks’ speedy spread offense. So when the spotlight falls on Oregon’s defense, Aliotti’s pride is apparent. “Anything’s possible with these kids,” he said with an ear-to-ear grin. “They listen. They practice hard. They want to win.” The defense starred last weekend when No. 2 Oregon shut out Arizona 49-0. Six times the Ducks prevented the Wildcats from scoring from the red zone. Interceptions by sophomores Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Troy Hill were returned for touchdowns, and overall the Ducks had four interceptions returned for 99 yards. Linebacker Michael Clay had 13 tackles, including two for loss, to earn Pac-12 player of the week honors. The shutout was the first in conference play for Oregon since a 35-0 win over Stanford in 2003, although last season the defense held when Colorado only came away with a safety on an Oregon punt return in a 45-2 Ducks victory. Arizona went into last week’s game averaging more than 46 points and 600 total offensive yards per game. The loss dropped the thenNo. 22 Wildcats out of the AP rankings, while Oregon leapfrogged a spot over LSU. “I don’t come in thinking about a shutout, no,” Aliotti said. “I was hoping we would have one more point than they did at the end of the game, to be honest with you. We had a few more points than they did, which was nice.” Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12)
Oregon Ducks’ defense readies for the ‘Air Raid’
runs a hybrid 3-4 defense under Aliotti. Because the Ducks’ offense is so quick, the defensive unit is well-conditioned and adept at rotating in and out. And players often say the Ducks’ defense is all the stronger for having to practice every day against the Ducks’ offense. “If we proved something to everyone else, that’s great,” said junior safety Brian Jackson. “But we always knew we were good.” Oregon’s defense was questioned earlier this season when it allowed Arkansas State 24 points in the second half of a 57-34 season-opening victory. But for the most part, no starters played after the Ducks amassed a 50-10 lead at the half. Then Oregon allowed Fresno State 19 second-half points in a 42-25 win in the Ducks’ second game. Overall, Oregon’s D allows an average of 18.2 points a game, fifth in the Pac-12. The Ducks give up an average of 351 yards in offense to opponents, 140 yards on the ground and 267 via the pass. The Ducks will face something new on Saturday night when they play Washington State (2-2, 0-1) at Seattle’s CenturyLink field. The Cougars have adapted new coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid attack, passing for an average of 313.75 yards this season (18th nationally) while running for just 59 yards per game (second-to-last nationally). Texas Tech led the nation in passing in six of Leach’s 10 seasons there. “It’s a very dangerous offense,” Oregon coach Chip Kelly said. “And because their mentality is to pass first, pass second, pass third, they’re always going to be in the ballgame.” The Cougars are coming off a 35-34 loss to Colorado, which scored three fourth-
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NEW YORK (AP) — Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles is the WNBA’s Most Valuable Player, easily topping Los Angeles forward Candace Parker in voting for the honor. Charles received 25 first-place votes and 345 points overall from a panel of 41 sports writers and broadcasters, the league said Thursday. Parker had seven first-place votes and 253 points, and Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings — last season’s winner — was third with 210. In her third season, all with the Sun, Charles won her first MVP award after finishing second last year. She was the WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2010. Charles won her third straight rebounding title at 10.5 per game. She also set the Sun’s single-season scoring record with an average of 18 points and helped guide Connecticut (25-9) to the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Two Sun guards also were recognized by the league before Connecticut hosted a playoff game against New York on Thursday. Renee Montgomery is the WNBA’s Sixth Woman Of the Year after averaging 11.6 points and Kara Lawson received the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award.
Tina Charles wins WNBA MVP award
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“We don’t recruit when players are on their missions. We won’t recruit when they’re on their missions. And when players want to transfer, the first thing that is usually signaled is foul play. But we won’t, didn’t and haven’t violated any rules, nor will we in the future. It’s just unfortunate that anyone might think that we did.” Despite the controversy, Mendenhall doesn’t expect it will affect his relationship with Chow. “Everyone makes mistakes and I’ll greet him before the game just like I would anybody,” Mendenhall said. Chow, meanwhile, has preferred to look forward not back. “I’ve been back three times since we left Provo,” he said of wins over BYU as coordinator at USC (in 2004) and Utah (2011) and a 59-0 loss as a UCLA assistant in 2008. “I had a very good experience in Provo, enjoyed my time there. I have a lot of nice memories, but we moved on from there. ... It’s not about all that. It’s about our team. We’re struggling.” BYU isn’t exactly lighting it up, either. After dominating Washington State and Weber State, the Cougars have endured stinging back-to-back road losses to Utah and No. 24 Boise State by a combined four points. Quarterback Riley Nelson is questionable because of a sore back, and freshman Taysom Hill will start if Nelson isn’t deemed ready. Combined, the two QBs had just 61 yards passing against Boise State, a situation that had Cougars offensive coordinator Brandon Doman feeling almost as old as Chow, his coach for two seasons (1998-1999) at BYU. “He’s one of the greatest offensive minds of all time,” Doman said of Chow’s points-producing resume. So how does the former student contend with that in this game? “I’m not the greatest offensive mind of all time,” Doman said with a laugh. “I’d love for somebody to say that when I’m his age, but right now I’m a long ways away.” Facing Chow’s defense could be the tonic Doman and BYU’s struggling offense need. While BYU ranks 91st nationally in total offense, Hawaii is 116th in scoring defense, allowing 40 points a game. “It’s a highrisk, high-reward defense,” Doman said, “so they’ll take a lot of risk and hopefully we don’t give them any rewards.” Conversely, the Cougars’ seventh-ranked defense can be gamechanging even if it lost senior defensive end Eathyn Manumaleuna to a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in the 7-6 loss to Boise State. At least the Cougars and their young offensive linemen won’t be struggling to hear the calls now that the team is home again. “We’re not panicking,’ BYU wide receiver JD Falslev said. “We know what we’re capable of. We’re just not performing.” If it doesn’t happen against Hawaii, it may not happen. Next up for the Cougars are games against the rejuvenated Utah State Aggies (who beat Utah), No. 18 Oregon State and No. 10 Notre Dame. Chow, meanwhile, already has faced a top-ranked squad as Hawaii lost its opener, 49-10, to another former team, then-No. 1 USC. He can only hope the result this time is different. As for the reception he’ll receive after so many years wearing blue and white, Chow isn’t worried. “I have no idea,” he said. “Again, it’s not about me.”
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HaWaII COUrT dENIES rEqUEST TO rEvISIT raIL prOJECT rULING HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court has denied Honolulu’s request to reconsider a recent ruling that led to shutting down construction of the city’s $5-billion rail project. The city asked the high court to revisit a unanimous ruling that the state Historic Preservation Division violated its own rules by allowing rail construction to begin before an archaeological survey was completed for the entire 20-mile route. City lawyers argued the division has authority to allow the project to continue. The Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. says the court denied the city’s motion on Thursday. Paulette Kaleikini sued to stop construction in an effort to protect ancient Hawaiian remains in the path of the rail line. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation says in accordance with the ruling, archaeological survey work is being accelerated. SUmmEr ENdS STrONG FOr HaWaII TOUrISm ECONOmy HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism economy ended the summer with double-digit increases in visitor arrivals and spending. That’s according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s August statistics. The authority said Thursday spending grew 14.6 percent last month compared to the previous year to $1.19 billion. August arrivals increased 11 percent. Arrivals from the U.S. West grew almost 8 percent for the 10th consecutive month of growth. Japanese arrivals increased nearly 13 percent last month, but remained lower than the August 1996 record. There was a 4 percent drop in daily spending, which resulted in a moderate, about 6 percent increase in total spending. Canadian arrivals dropped 0.6 percent and spending decreased 1.4 percent. Authority President and CEO Mike McCartney says upcoming festivals and events will help draw visitors during the slower fall travel period. SmOKE aT HaLEaKaLa OBSErvaTOry prOmpTS EvaCUaTION KULA, Hawaii (AP) — Technicians are working on equipment at Haleakala Observatory after generators used to cool the telescope overheated, prompting an evacuation. Maui fire officials say smoke from the basement led to the evacuation of the building on Wednesday night. Fire spokesman Lee Mainaga wasn’t able to say how many were evacuated and for how long. No damage or injuries were reported. It’s not known what caused the air compressor generators to overheat. paNda EXprESS SUEd FOr KaUaI SEXUaL HaraSSmENT KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) — A federal agency claims teenage girls working at a Panda Express restaurant on Kauai were groped and demeaned. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s federal lawsuit alleges sexual harassment on behalf a group of female employees, including teens. The complaint says a male supervisor at the Kapaa restaurant sexually abused at least three female teens starting in 2008. The commission says that one teen who reported the harassment had her hours cut and was forced to resign and that another teen quit to avoid verbal obscenities and sexual advances. The commission is suing the Rosemead, Calif.-based giant Chinese fast-food chain. A Panda Restaurant Group spokeswoman said Thursday the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation. The company manages and owns 1,500 restaurants in 46 states.
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In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow gestures during an NCAA college football practice in Salt Lake City. After raving about the past success of BYU senior quarterbacks, the Cougars very well could start a freshman against a Norm Chow-coached Hawaii team Friday (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Chris Detrick, File) night in Provo.
SKydIvErS FEar FaTE OF OaHU’S dILLINGHam aIrFIELd WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii is considering returning a North Shore Oahu airfield to the U.S. Army. Hawaii News Now reported Wednesday the state says it’s losing $700,000 to $1.5 million a year on the Dillingham Airfield, leaving skydivers wondering what will happen to the popular recreational aviation venue. The Army says the state hasn’t told them whether the lease will be terminated. The state’s lease with the Army expires in 2014 but the Army says the state can opt out before that. The state has operated the 65-acre property since 1962. UNION FINEd FOr SUppOrT IN HaWaII CONGrESS raCE HONOLULU (AP) — A complaint about the United Public Workers’ support of Hawaii’s U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in 2010 is raising questions about how far labor unions can go in requiring political participation. The union agreed to pay a $5,500 penalty to the Federal Election Commission for not reporting more than $40,000 in spending to help Hanabusa win a special election. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday the complaint showed a division within the FEC on the issue. Three Republican appointees agreed with UPW attorneys that employees can be required to participate in activities such as sign-waving and telephone banking for candidates. Three Democratic appointees said there was evidence the union coerced employees. A former staff attorney for the union alleged she was fired because she wouldn’t participate in activities to help Hanabusa. aCCrEdITOrS WaNT UpdaTES ON BOTCHEd HaWaII CONCErT HONOLULU (AP) — The association that accredits the University of Hawaii wants information about fallout from a botched benefit concert promoted as featuring Stevie Wonder. A team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges that visited earlier this month wants to be kept abreast of any report or legislation related to the concert, which needed to be canceled after school officials learned it wasn’t approved by the artist or his representatives. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports some have worried the blunder would threaten accreditation, but the association does not appear to believe the matter to be urgent enough to take immediate action. The team wants results of a special state Senate committee holding hearings into the canceled concert. The university lost $200,000 in what officials have described as a scam. OaHU rESIdENTS pLEad GUILTy TO GamBLING OpEraTION HONOLULU (AP) — Two Oahu residents are pleading guilty to operating an illegal gambling business in Waianae. Lloyd Robert Marshall and Nitta Mitsuko Marshall are also pleading guilty to 13 counts of evading currency regulations while handling proceeds from the business. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the Marshalls agreed to use their property as a site for illegal cockfighting contests and dice and card games between 2009 and 2011. Police observed from 100 to 600 people at these events. People attending paid parking and entrance fees. The U.S. Attorney’s office says the Marshalls each face up to five years in prison for the gambling charges and 10 years in prison for each of the counts related to evading currency regulations. They are scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 28.
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BOW FLEX in excellent condition and 240 volt sewing machine motors. pls call 733-3872 VAITOGI LAND Private location, priced right. Call 7704947. [10/04] BLACK - ONE OF A KIND Super sporty truck. 2009 Ford Sportstrac - Unlimited. Low mileage. Must sell. $20,000 OBO. [10/04] BRAND NEW ITEMS Sceptre 32” LEDHDTV $298, HP Compaq 15.6” Laptop $478, Acer Desktop PC with Monitor $488, Samsung 16MP Camera $218. CG Electronics 699-9451/2584832. 2001 NISSAN FRONTIER TRUCK $5,900 negotiable.2WD, 2 door Extra Cab, blue, 95,000 miles. Call 258-2000. [10/03] 2007 FJ CRUISER With Chrome rims. Asking $18,500 OBO. Call 254-5801. [10/01] NEW 2012 FORD F150 Flex Fuel Supercab. Bought 3 months ago. Owner moving overseas. Asking $34,000 OBO. Call 252-0568 or email: ppacificc@yahoo.com [09/29] 05 ATV POLARIS PREDATOR 500 selling for $5.5k or trade for a truck. Less than 1 yr onIsland. Registered & insured till May 2013. Serious inquiries only. 770-1689 or 731-4040. 1/2 ACRE VACANT LOT Located in a prime residential area in Am Samoa near private & public schools, shopping areas, the airport, Lavalava Golf Course, Tradewinds Hotel & churches (Catholic, CCCAS, Methodist & Mormon) all within 5-10 min. Property is ready & zoned for residential use. Sale price ONLY $165,000 & available for viewing. Call 684-699-3131 or email roy@rhalljrlaw.com [09/29]
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WHIRLPOOL WASHER & DRYER Front load $590. Excellent condition, used less than a year. Home Gym 200lb $390. almost new, Air Powered Framing Nail Gun $250, Generator 3800w (Brand New-Never used) $300. misc. etc. Call 252-2928. [09/28]
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HELP NEEDED FOR FARM WORK Must be honest, reliable and bilingual. Call Ed 258-5700. CASHIER With 3 yrs experience needed by JS Mart Aua. Must be honest and responsible. Call 258-5188. [09/28]
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STUDIO APT Next to college, $300 per month. Call for appointment. 770-6546. [10/04] SPACE FOR RENT Good for any kind of business. Need to see to appreciate. Across from ASCC, Malaeimi. Call 699-9557 or 254-2788. [10/11] UNFURNISHED 3 BDRM with 1 Master Bdrm, in Pavaiai across from Makisi’s gas station. Call 258-0710 or 252-9368 for more info. [10/01] 2 FULLY FURNISHED 2 BDRM HOUSES and rooms for rent in Pago Pago. Call 731-0507 or 770-6708 [09/29] 2 BDRM APT W/Utility room, kitchen, bathroom, amenities, semi furnished w/refrig & stove. PPD meter, water included. Stores, restaurants, bus routes close by. [NOT 1602] $460 monthly + deposit. Contact Kenneth 258-4436. [10/06] PRIME LOCATION, spacious 3 bd/2 bth, partly furnished home on 1/4 acre land in Tafeta. Electric stove/oven, refrigerator, washer/ dryer hook up, huge fenced front & back yard. Available Now. Tanya @ 258-7629. [10/02] 3 BDRM 2 BATH HOME In Leone. Very clean & well kept up home. Fully fenced home for security. Must see. $1,000/mo. Call 6999169 or email sreid41@yahoo.com
4000 SQ FT WAREHOUSE for lease in the Industrial Park. Call 733-1521 for more info. [10/05]
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SHOP FOREMAN NEEDED FOR BUSY SHOP IN AMERICAN SAMOA
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GOLD 4 CASH Bring your unwanted gold, broken jewelry. We’re paying good money for your gold. Contact us @ 2583272 or 733-8697. We come to you. [10/02] FEMALE PEN PAL by College Graduate for friendship and possible marriage, age 18-23. Mail to Lloyd D. Robertson, 1231 Dattel St. Memphis, Tenn. 38122 [09/28]
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AA MEETINGS Held at Catholic Social Services. Samoan version - Tues. & Thur. 11:00am. English version - Tue. & Fri. 5-6pm (Hope House)- More info 699-6611/5683 or 258-6302 TAFUNA HS BOOSTER CLUB Weekly Meeting every Tuesday @ 5:30pm in Coach’s room at the school. YANA If you are feeling lonely & need someone to talk to, we are here for you. Please contact us at 252-YANA(9262) 24/7 SCUBA FISHING BAN It is unlawful to possess any spear while using SCUBA. Marine & Wildlife Resources. 633-4458 / 252-0445. LODGE BENJAMIN KNEUBUHL #411 AF & AM, Meetings are 1st Tues. of each month @ 7pm at the lodge in Tafuna. Visiting Masons welcome. Info 770-2190. HUMANE SOCIETY Call 699-8590 about adopting kittens & puppies. For more info about the Humane Society visit our website at http//www.ashumanesociety.org/ WOMENS HOSPITAL AUXILIARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS of all ages to help in the Fale. Support your hospital, donate your free time by calling 633-1222 Ext. 199. All proceeds from Fale sales donated to purchase equipment for LBJ.[till] HUNTING BAN ON WILD BIRDS & BATS is still in effect - it is unlawful to kill or hunt wild birds & bats. Dept. of Marine & Wildlife 633-4458 / 252-0445 AA MEETINGS Tuesday & Friday 5-6pm. 731-0824 or 731-3922 for more info.
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Edited by Timothy E. Parker September 28, 2012 45 Divided by itself, the result is the same 46 Brief parts in movies 48 Sentry’s shout 49 Site of many Chicago touchdowns 51 Poker pool 52 Eisenhower, for one 57 Turn aside, as a gaze 58 Washing machine cycle 59 Bauxite or hematite 60 Brusque 61 Drench 62 A hallucinogen DOWN 1 Having star quality? 2 Stick together 3 Changed color 4 Barbary residents 5 “The Fresh Prince of ___-Air” 6 Be in arrears to 7 Actress Tilly 8 Street corner cupholder 9 Successfully anesthetized 10 “You’ve Got Mail” director Ephron 11 Beach cookout, of a sort 12 Lancelot du ___ (knight of the Round Table) 13 Versailles-toParis dir. 18 Greek vowel 19 Wallach of “The Tiger Makes Out” 23 Hinged door fasteners 24 A little of this and a little of that dish 25 Capable of being stretched 27 Enthusiastic 28 ___ mother (Cub Scout leader) 30 Land of the llama 31 Earring spot 32 “BroomHilda” creator Myers, familiarly 33 Bounds companion 34 Items at one’s disposal? 35 Flowerless decorative plant 36 Cursory inspection 37 Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, e.g. 38 Dove call 41 Vilifies politically 42 Not skip a beat? 43 They have crosses to bear 44 Fashioned 46 Hindu class 47 It’s often left hanging 48 Get one’s rear in gear 50 Towel word 51 Baby-dandling locale 52 Like a cat with clout 53 Johnny Cash’s “___ Been Everywhere” 54 2016 Olympics host 55 Bearded beast 56 Letter with a double twist
ACROSS 1 Pretend to be someone you’re not 4 Manhattan Project goal, briefly 9 Quitter’s cry 14 Almostworthless French coin, once 15 North American flycatcher 16 Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ryan 17 Company picnic competition 20 Apartment costs 21 Flash of reflected light 22 Geometry calculation 23 Filler for some balloons 26 Michael Jackson album 29 Showed the way 30 Lighter in color 31 Cleanse with soap and water 32 Sticky pine stuff 33 Visit very briefly 35 Bedroom luxury 38 It’s all about counting heads 39 Angry 40 Brutal creatures in “The Lord of the Rings” 41 Sales receipts 42 Ballet step
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COUNT ME IN By Raz Kelper
Happy BIrTHday: Excess is the enemy, while moderation is your saving grace. Use cost-efficient means if you feel the need to help others. Guiltfed generosity will not improve personal relationships. Use your intelligence and you will find a way to make money while leading others to a winning solution. Love is highlighted. Your numbers are 5, 9, 12, 23, 35, 43, 46. arIES (March 21-April 19): Hold on to information. What you now have to offer is valuable and you don’t want to give it away for free. A partnership will help you get further ahead, but only if you both bring equal amounts of knowledge to the table. ✸✸✸ TaUrUS (April 20-May 20): Changes at work or with your peers may be unnerving, but don’t show your surprise. Do the groundwork required to come up with alternate solutions to any situation you face. Look out for your interests first and foremost. Finish what you start. ✸✸✸✸ GEmINI (May 21-June 20): A proposal being offered may not be as opportunistic as it’s portrayed. Do your due diligence before you agree to something you may regret. Honesty will be required on your part as well. Stick close to home. Self-improvement is in the stars. ✸✸ CaNCEr (June 21-July 22): Don’t be afraid of success or failure. Expose what you can do, and you can make improvements as you move forward. New experiences will do you good and help to shape what’s to come. Listen to your heart, not what everyone else says. ✸✸✸✸✸ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A change of heart will catch you by surprise. Don’t give in to someone unwilling to meet you halfway. Be upfront and you will make an impression that will alter circumstances. Love can play an important role in your financial future. ✸✸✸ vIrGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An emotional plea will help you sort out a personal problem you face. Take a physical approach to what needs to be done. Walk
the walk instead of just talking the talk. Nurturing a situation will lead to a better future. ✸✸✸ LIBra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Search for a better way to use your talents and skills to earn higher wages or to obtain the gratification you want for what you do. Don’t sit around when you should be out looking for professional opportunities. ✸✸✸ SCOrpIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stick close to home and make your surroundings conducive to your creative needs. Keep things mellow and avoid anyone who is acting argumentative. An unusual project will ease your stress. Share ideas with people you consider worthy contributors. ✸✸✸✸✸ SaGITTarIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Temptation is apparent, but so is disillusionment and emotional deception. Before you agree to anything personally or professionally, question both your motives as well as others’. You are best to focus on your love life and personal self-improvements. ✸✸ CaprICOrN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep things out in the open. A misunderstanding will end up costing you time and money. Don’t get lured into a situation that will lead to personal complications. An unusual project will help open doors that were closed in the past. ✸✸✸✸ aqUarIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Discretion will be necessary to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. Concentrate on raising your income and utilizing your talents to better suit the current economic climate. Improve your home and you will be able to cut your overhead. ✸✸✸ pISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Go over a pending situation and consider the mistake you may have made. It’s hard to move forward if you don’t rectify situations that need to be addressed. You will be judged by your actions and the way you deal with others. ✸✸✸ BIrTHday BaBy: You are emotional and generous. You are aggressive and fight for your beliefs.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
HUSBaNd’S rEar aTTaCKS rEqUIrE FrONTaL apprOaCH
dEar aBBy: I have been married for 35 years. We have one daughter. My husband has this “thing” about grabbing other women’s behinds. He hugs them and then goes in for a grab. It bothers me so much. It hurts my feelings and I have told him so, but he still does it. Men have told me they don’t want him touching their wives this way. Others have said it’s disrespectful to me. He says he will try to stop doing it. Try? That doesn’t set well with me. What do you think about this? Am I overreacting? After all these years, I just don’t know what to think. -- HANDS OFF IN ROCHESTER, N.Y. dEar HaNdS OFF: I agree that pinching other women’s bottoms is disrespectful (unless you’re in Italy, where it’s the norm). It appears you have spent 35 years married to an unrepentant lecher. I’d think that by now he would have trouble hugging any woman twice if she saw him with arms outstretched. Because you can’t convince your husband to change his ways, try this: When a man complains about your husband’s misbehavior, tell him he should deliver that message directly to your spouse. Perhaps that will get the point across. and drive him around because he got a DUI. They even pay his cellphone bill. What is my place in all of this? Should I say anything? My fear is that when my husband’s parents die, his brother will become OUR problem. -LOOKING AHEAD IN COLORADO dEar LOOKING aHEad: Don’t say anything to your husband’s parents. The pattern they are following is one that was set long ago, and nothing you can say will change it. It may, however, cause serious hard feelings. The person you should talk to is your husband, so that well in advance of his parents’ demise, you will be in agreement about his brother finally taking responsibility for himself or suffering the consequences of his actions. dEar aBBy: I love my co-workers, but several of them have an aggravating habit of walking into my office, uninvited, while I’m eating lunch at my desk. They then proceed to tell me their latest news, joke or war story. Abby, those of us who eat at our desks do it so we can keep working and be ready to respond to work-related contacts as they come in, NOT to socialize. Besides, isn’t it just as rude to interrupt someone while they’re eating as it is while they’re talking? I wish my beloved co-workers would save it for the water cooler. -“SANDWICHED” IN SAN DIEGO dEar SaNdWICHEd: I don’t think it’s rude. But because YOU do, it’s up to you to tell your well-meaning co-workers that when you’re working at your desk, you’d prefer not to be interrupted because it breaks your concentration. If you speak up nicely, I’m sure they won’t love you any less, and then you will love them even more.
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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • dEar aBBy: I recently married a wonderful man, and I like my in-laws very much. They’re nice, welcoming people and we get along well. There’s just one problem: They are the biggest enablers I have ever met! With my husband it isn’t a big deal because he’s very self-sufficient. On the other hand, his 30-year-old brother has lived with them for three years. He is jobless and has a drinking problem. His parents don’t encourage him to look for work. They give him an allowance, pay all his court costs
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