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The “Black Roses” brush off Jets 5-0
(FFAS MEDIA) — PAGO PAGO — The Black Roses continue to accumulate wins while at the same time successfully defending their women’s FFAS National Cup after their latest, 5-0 win, over the Tafuna Jets. Black Roses is the standings leader and have yet to be seriously put to the test by any other team in the competition. In other matches it was Utulei Youth 0, Green Bay 0; PanSa 6, Vaiala Tongan 0 and Taputimu Youth 3, Lion Heart 0 by forfeit. Lion Heart was unable to field the required number of players (7) to start the match. BLACK ROSES 5, TAFUNA JETS 0 Both teams started with 10 players each with Black Roses playing the entire match with only this amount. The Jets completed their 11 but still could not take advantage of the numbers difference as Black Roses still racked up three goals in the first half. Angela Sao completed a hat trick after scoring twice in the first half to help Black Roses retain their cup for the second straight week. UTULEI YOUTH 0, GREEN BAY 0 A lot of back and forth between these two teams with no fruitful ending for either as their match ended in a 0-0 stalemate. Utulei, the closest team to Black Roses in terms of points, falls behind by 5. PANSA 6, VAIALA TONGAN 0 PanSa simply outclassed Vaiala Tongan in their 6-0 win last Saturday. PanSa scored three goals in both halves.
The Black Roses club with the women’s division’s FFAS National Cup after successfully retaining [FFAS MEDIA] it against the Tafuna Jets 5-0 on Sept. 15, 2012 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
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Manning, Brown help Giants rout Panthers… 36-7
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eli Manning didn’t need a fourth-quarter comeback Thursday night. The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, running back Andre Brown and the rest of the New York Giants finished off the Carolina Panthers way before that. Brown ran for a career-high 113 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start to help the Giants rout the Panthers 36-7. Four days after rallying from 14 points down to beat Tampa Bay, the Giants dominated the first half, scoring on their first four possessions to build a 20-0 lead. The defending champion Giants (2-1) were without three starters but it hardly mattered. Brown — waived by five different teams — including the Panthers — since coming into the league as a fourth-round draft pick in 2009 — got his chance Thursday night when Ahmad Bradshaw sat out with a neck injury. Brown said he thought about getting cut by the Panthers before the game — and it inspired him. “I was walking into the stadium and I have to go by the spot where I parked my car,” Brown said. “I felt a little fire, no doubt. I’m so happy to come out here. It really humbled me. It really shows that everything is not guaranteed. You know, I’m just going to ride this wave. Hopefully, it’s a long wave.” Ramses Barden is hoping to ride that same wave. Barden caught nine passes for a career-high 138 yards in his first NFL start. He played in place of Hakeem Nicks. Of course it helps that the guy throwing you the ball is named Manning. He completed 27 of 35 passes for 288 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. On the other side, second-year quarterback Cam Newton struggled all night and was pressured into three interceptions. The Panthers (1-2) had five turnovers, including two by returner Joe Adams. Newton had no luck running the read option against the Giants. He was held to 6 yards rushing a week after running for a career-high 71 yards against the Saints. “We got some licks on him, when he kept the ball, and that’s something that was lacking last week,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “You have to be disciplined. You have to have people in the right spots, or he’ll take full advantage of it.” Panthers coach Ron Rivera likened the loss to a lesson you learn from your big brother.
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ASHSAA’s Boys Volleyball Update: Stallions give THS a surprising run for the win
By Jeff Hayner Samoa News Reporter
The Tafuna Warriors Boys Varsity Volleyball team remain undefeated and on top in this year’s ASHSAA Boys Volleyball League standings, with the playoffs just around the corner set for [photo: Jeff Hayner] October 3.
The Tafuna Warriors Boys Varsity Volleyball Team was able to hold off the Kanana Fou Stallions in three hard fought sets this past Wednesday at the Tafuna High School Gymnasium, making one think, ‘where have these Stallions been all season’? Despite the Stallions record of being at the bottom of the pack in the Varsity Division, they were able to take the undefeated Warriors to the limit, not only in the Varsity match up but in the Junior Varsity game as well. In the Junior Varsity game, the Stallions came out strong in the first set surprising the home crowd, but just fell short in defeat as the Warriors took the first set, 22-25. Going into the second set, the Stallions knew they could keep up with the home team and actually had the momentum going into next set. The Stallions were able to take set number two, 25-21. The last set the Warriors shook off the defeat with their home crowd at their backs cheering for them going into the last. Apparently it worked, as the Warriors walked away with the last set 8-15 to take the match. In the Varsity match up, it was pretty much the same as it was in Junior Varsity game. The Stallions came pumped up and ready to play and that is exactly what they did. Despite the Stallions loosing the first set 22-25, they knew they could keep up and possibly down the ‘seemingly unbeatable’ Warriors and that is what they did, even though it was only in the second set 25-23, tying up the match going into the final set. The Stallions were able to once again take the Warriors to the limit, despite falling short — leaving the Warriors the victors in the match with the final score being 22-25. In the other game on Wednesday, the East Side team in Red, the Faga’itua Vikings made a long trip to the West Side to take on the Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats. In Junior Varsity game, the winless Wildcats was able to pull out their first victory of the year as they downed the Vikings in three sets, 26-24, 13-25 and 15-12. In the Varsity match up, these two teams have battled it out all season for the second best record in the Var-
sity Division. In the end, the Wildcats came out ahead in three sets, 22-25, 28-26 and 25-16 and are now tied with the Vikings in the overall standings. With the season getting close to the playoffs, teams are stepping up in their play keeping the league leader Warriors on their toes in the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions. With the playoffs (October 3) just around the corner, the Varsity Division will be choosing the top four teams. Even though the Samoana Sharks and Stallions have one win apiece at this time they still have a chance to make the top four, but for that to happen, the Vikings, Wildcats and Lions have to have a ‘total breakdown’ in their play in the rest of the regular season, which most likely will not happen. In the Junior Varsity Division, it is a battle between the top three teams, Warriors, Sharks and Lions to see who will walk away with this year’s championship title. The JV Champion depends on who has the best record at the end of the regular season which will be October 1. Games are played on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays with scheduled starting time of 4:30 p.m. In today’s match games, the Samoana Sharks will be traveling to Leone High School to take on the Lions, while the Stallions will be defending their home court against the Wildcats. Here is the latest standings: VARSITY TEAM W L Tafuna Warriors 7 0 Faga’itua Vikings 4 3 Nu’uuli Wildcats 4 3 Leone Lions 3 3 Samoana Sharks 1 5 Kanana Fou Stallions 1 6 JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM W L Tafuna Warriors 6 1 Samoana Sharks 5 1 Leone Lions 4 2 Faga’itua Vikings 2 5 Kanana Fou Stallions 2 5 Nu’uuli Wildcats 1 6 Reach the reporter at jeff@samoanews.com
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) dives over the goal line for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
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Washington Nationals players high-five as fans celebrate their 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers to clinch a playoff spot after their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
Nationals seal postseason position, beat Dodgers 4-1
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals brought postseason baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933, earning a playoff spot Thursday night with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. “Nats Clinch” flashed on the scoreboard as Washington ensured at least an NL wild-card spot behind Ross Detwiler’s six strong innings and Ryan Zimmerman’s RBI double. A crowd of 30,359 stood and cheered in the ninth inning, then got even louder when Drew Storen struck out Hanley Ramirez to end it. Manager Davey Johnson saluted the fans as he left the field and the team wore caps acknowledging the playoff berth. Washington’s magic number to win the NL East was reduced to eight. The Nationals lead idle Atlanta by 5½ games. Washington was last in the postseason 79 years ago, when player-manager Joe Cronin and the Senators lost to the New York Giants in five games in the World Series. The loss dropped the Dodgers three games behind St. Louis for the NL’s second wild-card spot. Milwaukee moved ahead of Los Angeles with its win over Pittsburgh. Detwiler (10-6) allowed just Mark Ellis’ fourth-inning home run and two singles. Storen earned his third save. Chris Capuano (11-11) got the loss. REdS 5, CUBS 3 CHICAGO (AP) — The Reds became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, beating the Cubs while manager Dusty Baker remained in a hospital after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. Ace Johnny Cueto (18-9) and the NL Central leaders ensured themselves of at least a wild-card spot. Cincinnati cut its magic number to two for winning the division for the second time in three years. The Reds said Baker would remain in a Chicago hospital for an additional day so doctors could monitor his progress. He is hoping to return to Cincinnati on Friday. Bench coach Chris Speier ran the team for a second straight game. Alfredo Simon got four outs for his first save. The Reds broke a scoreless tie by getting five straight singles off Manuel Corpas (0-2) in the seventh during a five-run rally capped by Henry Rodriguez’s two-run double. CARdINALS 5, ASTROS 4 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Carlos Beltran snapped a sixth-inning tie with a two-run double and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer, powering the Cardinals to a season sweep at home against the Astros. Beltran’s double put St. Louis up 5-3, rewarding Jaime Garcia (5-7) for keeping it close and leaving the Cardinals 2½ games up
for the second NL wild card with 12 games remaining. They took care of business against the lowly Astros, who absorbed their 102nd loss while leading for a single inning in the threegame series. The Cardinals were 6-0 at home against Houston, their first season series sweep in St. Louis since 1996. Bud Norris (5-13) allowed five runs in 5 1-3 innings for Houston after getting sent back to the team hotel Wednesday night suffering from flu-like symptoms. Jason Motte finished for his 38th save in 45 chances. PHILLIES 16, mETS 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley sparked an eight-run first inning, Ryan Howard added a late grand slam and the Phillies routed the inept Mets before a few hundred fans at quiet Citi Field. Rookie right-hander Tyler Cloyd (2-1) pitched eight innings of three-hit ball and the Phillies stayed four games behind St. Louis for the second NL wild card, with two other teams in their path. Juan Pierre matched a career high with five hits, Utley added four and Philadelphia set season highs for runs and hits (21) — including 19 singles. The Phillies finished a three-game sweep and won for the 11th time in 14 games. New York rookie starter Jeremy Hefner (2-7) did not record an out in the makeup game for Tuesday night’s rainout. With the Mets setting marks for futility at home, it appeared fewer than 1,000 fans were in the stands for the first pitch. BREWERS 9, PIRATES 7 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rickie Weeks hit a tying two-run triple and scored the go-ahead run on Aramis Ramirez’s single, helping surging Milwaukee rally for the victory. The Brewers have won five straight, eight of nine and 15 of 19 to climb into the playoff race. They remained 2½ games back of St. Louis for the second NL wild-card slot. Milwaukee trailed 7-4 before it rallied for four runs in the eighth inning. Ramirez had three hits and three RBIs for the Brewers, who built an early 4-0 lead. Pittsburgh star Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run drive for his 30th homer. Chris Resop (1-4) got the loss. The Pirates (74-75) have dropped three straight and 11 of 13 to slip under .500 for the first time since late May. They are in danger of a 20th straight losing season, which would extend their major North American professional sports record.
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Not long after his team’s latest raceup-the-field victory, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez was asked about the next opponent, the Oregon Ducks. “Man, those dudes are fast,” Rodriguez said. “They have fast guys who play fast.” Rodriguez has a few of his own, setting up what could be the fastest game in the West — or anywhere — at Autzen Stadium on Saturday night. That’s when No. 22 Arizona (3-0), with the nonstop no-huddle offense Rodriguez helped innovate, takes on No. 3 Oregon (3-0) and Chip Kelly, the coach who put a rocket booster on RichRod’s original idea. Scoreboard operators, get your fingers ready. Officials, loosen up your legs. Fans, don’t look away for too long. No need for a play clock. The knobs for these offenses don’t go to 10. They go to 11. “There could be 300 plays in this game,” Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti said. OK, 300 might be a stretch, but 200 is certainly a possibility. Oregon has run 259 plays this season. That’s an average of 86 per game, with a high of 96 in its 63-14 win over Tennessee Tech. That’s still well behind Arizona, which has snapped it 280 times, two behind Marshall for most in the nation. They had a school-record 102 in a 56-0 rollover of South Carolina State last weekend — 20 fewer than Tulane ran in its first two games combined. “We’re very similar in the way we like to push the pace,” Rodriguez said. And in the way they pile up yards and points. Arizona is fourth nationally in total offense with 604.67 yards per game and 12th in scoring at 46.33 points. Oregon is seventh with 596.33 yards and fifth with 54 points. To help you with the addition, they’ll combine for 100 points and 1,200 yards of offense if they stay on pace Saturday night. Arizona leads the nation in first downs with 108 and has 139 points for the season, 25 less than its 2004 team scored during an 11-game season. The Wildcats also have had two of the top three most prolific games in school history already this season, with 624 yards against Toledo and 689 against South Carolina State. Oregon, as has been the case under Kelly, has utilized the big play, scoring 23 touchdowns while averaging 27.25 minutes of possession per game. Arizona has been a little more methodical, scoring 18 touchdowns with an average time of possession of 31.46 minutes. “They thrive on big plays and always have,” Rodriguez said. “They have guys that can take it.” Both teams do. Oregon has playmakers that seem to rotate in like it’s a hockey game. Do-everything back De’Anthony Thomas made sure the Ducks didn’t miss Heisman Trophy finalist LaMichael James, averaging 15.4 yards every time he touches the ball, whether it’s running, receiving or returning punts. There’s running back Kenjon Barner, quarterback Marcus Mariota, Keanon Lowe and 10 receivers averaging at least 10 yards per catch. Arizona’s offense revolves around quarterback Matt Scott. A projected star before spending two seasons behind Nick Foles, Scott has been a dynamic force in the desert after finally getting his shot at being The Man. The fifth-year senior has been a perfect fit for Rodriguez’s read-option offense, ranking fourth nationally with 395 total yards per game. He’s the Pac-12’s leading passer with 995 yards passing and is eighth in rushing with 190 yards. “He’s a good passer, a good runner, everything,” Oregon defensive lineman Isaac Remington said. Rodriguez was a trailblazer for the current no-huddle trend sweeping college football today, creating a 2-minute-drill-all-thetime offense while at Glenville State back in the 1990s. He took the offense with him to Clemson, West Virginia, Michigan and now Arizona, adding little tweaks along the way. Kelly has done the same thing after meeting Rodriguez in 1999. An assistant coach at New Hampshire at the time, Kelly had gone down to Clemson to visit with Rodriguez, then the Tigers offensive coordinator. Kelly took some of the ideas he got there and added a few wrinkles of his own to create an offensive juggernaut at New Hampshire, then injected it with jet fuel in Eugene. “Unless you were in the room with Knute Rockne and those guys back in the day, you took it from somebody,” Kelly said. Thirteen years later, these no-huddle maestros will face off for the first time to see who can rev up faster. Yards will come in bunches. Numbers on the scoreboard could roll like a slot machine. “It’s going to be interesting to see who is going to out-tempo who,” Aliotti said. It sure will. Just don’t look away for very long.
Speed “the key” between Ducks and Razorbacks
Steelers Ryan Clark thrives in absence of Troy Polamalu
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Clark does not stop talking. Not in the huddle. Not in meetings. Not on the sideline and certainly not on the field. The irrepressibly chatty Pittsburgh Steelers safety offers a running commentary on everything from an opponent’s offensive set to his teammates’ sartorial choices. Yet when asked how an undrafted player has managed to stick around the NFL for more than a decade, win a Super Bowl ring and make a Pro Bowl while serving as half of arguably the best safety tandem in the league and Clark grows quiet before answering. “Because Troy (Polamalu) is a really, really talented guy,” he said. True enough. Then again, isn’t Clark? “Not like that,” Clark said. “Not abnormally talented for an NFL safety ... I’m just a guy.” One that in his own way is perhaps just as valuable to Pittsburgh’s defense as his future Hall of Fame teammate. With Polamalu watching in sweats due to a strained right calf, Clark did a pretty solid Polamalu impersonation during a 27-10 win over the New York Jets last Sunday, all the way down to the eye-catching hairdo (a well-manicured faux-hawk if you’re keeping score). If Clark wasn’t making one of his team-high eight tackles, he was breaking up a potentially game-turning pass to New York wide receiver Stephen Hill or bouncing ideas off Polamalu between defensive series. Not that Polamalu minded. “I probably enjoyed the last game more than any other game that I’ve watched or been on the sideline for,” the perennial AllPro said. In another time or on another team, Clark might be the one people talk about, the one with the Defensive Player of the Year Awards and the closet full of Pro Bowl jerseys. Instead he’s often viewed as the normal human to Polamalu’s wild-haired football savant, the steadying presence whose discipline allows Polamalu to go do his thing. Clark is OK with that. Though he allows “maybe” he would have a higher profile if he didn’t play alongside one of the best players of his generation, he wouldn’t trade places and personal glory for the privilege of lining up on the same field with a guy he considers among his closest friends. “The thing about it is he’s helped me get to this point,” Clark said. “There’s so many things about playing the position of safety that I’ve taken from him. Obviously I can’t do what he does, but I can prepare like he prepares and we have each other to talk to.” And there are times when Clark knows when to stop talking and listen. Every time he walked off the field against New York he made a beeline for Polamalu and asked the soft-spoken superstar for his thoughts. “There was never one point in my mind where I wished Troy would shut up,” Clark said. “I was going to him, ‘Hey man, what do you see, what’s going on?’ I don’t think every safety tandem has that kind of relationship.” There is a decided lack of ego between them, an offshoot of a franchise that has little tolerance for prima donnas, particularly on defense. When Polamalu is sidelined — as he could be yet again on Sunday when the Steelers (1-1) travel to Oakland (0-2) — defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau takes the cuffs off Clark a little bit and lets his faux-hawked defensive leader run loose. The results can be stunning. Clark spearheaded a defense that shut down the Jets in the second half last weekend as Pittsburgh’s secondary manhandled New York’s wide receivers and limited the Jets to 91 yards over the final 30 minutes. It was the kind of performance that gets a quarterback’s attention. “Ryan is probably one of the most underrated players in the game,” Oakland QB Carson Palmer said. “If not that, he’s one of the most underrated players on defense in the league because he’ll come up and hit people, he lets guys take chances, like Troy ... He’s always kind of there to save them.” Not always. Pittsburgh’s last two losses have come on the road in Denver, where a sickle cell trait that flares up at high altitudes nearly killed Clark five years ago. He made the trip both times but didn’t play. In each game the Broncos torched Pittsburgh’s secondary, most memorably on Demaryius Thomas’ 80-yard sprint past Ike Taylor and Ryan Mundy on the first play of overtime in January to give Denver a stunning 29-23 Wild Card victory.
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➧ National League Action…
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A’s avoid a sweep in Detroit, ➧ In absence of Polamalu… but they lose LHP Anderson
DETROIT (AP) — Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-4 Thursday in a matchup of AL playoff contenders. Oakland is tied with Baltimore for the wildcard lead. The Tigers are two games behind Central-leading Chicago. Josh Donaldson hit a go-ahead single in a four-run sixth inning that made it 6-3, then had an RBI double to cap a six-run ninth that included Smith’s three-run double. Pat Neshek (2-1) retired the only batter he faced and got the win. Anibal Sanchez (3-6), who held Cleveland hitless for 6 2-3 innings in his last start, gave up six runs on six hits and two walks in 5 2-3 innings. RANGERS 3, ANGELS 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Angels closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, and the Rangers dealt yet another blow to Los Angeles’ fading playoff hopes. Yu Darvish (16-9) held the Angels to four hits and struck out nine in a scintillating eightinning duel with Zack Greinke, who gave up five hits and struck out eight. Beltre then rewarded Darvish with his 34th homer to left field off Frieri (3-2), who wasted a phenomenal start by Greinke for the second time in six days. Joe Nathan earned his 34th save. Texas (89-60) improved the AL’s best record and stayed four games ahead of Oakland (85-64) in the AL West by taking two of three from the Angels. Los Angeles (81-69) dropped 4½ games behind the Athletics and Baltimore in the AL wild-card standings. ROYALS 4, WHITE SOX 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Rios was thrown out at the plate, Alexei Ramirez was picked off third base and the AL Centralleading Chicago White Sox again failed to come up with a clutch hit in a 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. Eric Hosmer singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning. The White Sox stayed two games ahead of Detroit, which lost in the afternoon to Oakland, with 13 games remaining. The Royals beat the Chicago for the ninth time in their last 11 meetings. Jesse Crain (2-3) took the loss. Greg Holland (7-4) worked a scoreless ninth for the victory. YANKEES 10, BLUE JAYS 7 NEW YORK (AP) — Streaking Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a seven-run fourth inning capped by Nick Swisher’s grand slam, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto to open a one-game AL East lead over idle Baltimore. After struggling for much of the summer, the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays and have won five in a row, their longest winning string since June 23-27. Backed by an 8-2 lead, Phil Hughes (16-12) lasted just five innings. David Robertson got three outs for his second save this season and first since May 8. Suzuki homered in the third, then doubled in the fourth. His ninth hit in 10 at-bats chased Aaron Laffey (3-6). RAYS 7, REd SOX 4 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — B.J. Upton hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Vicente Padilla, capping Tampa Bay’s six-run ninth inning and lifting the Rays over Boston. Tampa Bay salvaged a split of the fourgame series and remained 5½ games behind Oakland and Baltimore for the second AL wild-card slot. The Rays have 12 games left on their schedule. Andrew Bailey (1-1) gave up four hits and a walk before Padilla came in to face Upton, who drove a 2-1 pitch over the wall in center for his 24th homer. Burke Badenhop (2-2) recorded one out to get the win. INdIANS 4, TWINS 3 CLEVELAND (AP) — Casey Kotchman hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians topped Minnesota. Pinch hitter Shin-Soo Choo doubled off the wall in left-center to start the inning against reliever Anthony Swarzak (3-5). Choo took third on Jason Kipnis’ groundout before Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley were intentionally walked to load the bases. Kotchman fouled off the first pitch before bouncing a ground ball up the middle against the drawn-in infield for his third hit of the game. Esmil Rogers (3-1) pitched a perfect inning for the win. Both teams used five pitchers.
Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia, left, tags New York Yankees’ Jayson Nix out at the plate on a single by Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki in the second inning of Game 2 of a baseball double(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) header at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
Manny Parra (2-3) picked up the win and John Axford worked the ninth for his 31st save in 39 chances. GIANTS 9, ROCKIES 2 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval homered from both sides of the plate and the NL West-leading Giants reduced their magic number to clinch the division to four. Buster Posey also connected to back another strong start by Barry Zito (13-8) as San Francisco completed a four-game series sweep. Zito won his fifth straight decision and has done everything he can to earn himself a spot in the postseason rotation after being left off all three rounds for the 2010 World Series champions. The second-place Dodgers were set for a night game at Washington, trailing by 9½ games. San Francisco (87-63) moved a season-best 24 games above .500. Colorado has lost six in a row. Jorge De La Rosa (0-1) was tagged for five earned runs, six in all, and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings. PAdRES 6, dIAmONdBACKS 5 PHOENIX (AP) — Jesus Guzman homered to help San Diego get the victory. Clayton Richard (14-12) allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings to raise his career record against Arizona to 6-0 — including three wins in three starts at Chase Field over the past 10 weeks. Anthony Bass, the last of five Padres pitchers in the ninth, struck out Aaron Hill on a checked swing for his first career save. Adam Eaton hit his first career home run and Hill also went deep for the Diamondbacks, who had won three in a row. Justin Upton had three hits and scored twice. Diamondbacks starter Tyler Skaggs (1-3) pitched in and out of trouble while allowing four runs and seven hits over five innings.
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Clark will never know if his presence would have made a difference, though the good news is Pittsburgh’s schedule — at least for now — is Denver-free. Yet he’s tried to turn a negative into a positive, using the notoriety gained by his condition to help launch the “Cure League,” an initiative designed to to raise awareness, donations and support for those who suffer from the blood disorder. It’s a call to action the 32-year-old might not have heeded as a younger man. With his football mortality staring him in the face, however, he’s starting to gain an appreciation for what happens next. While Polamalu talks openly about retirement and stresses taking everything day to day — a mantra he says repeatedly — Clark has no such plans, though he’d like to avoid moving at all costs. “I don’t want to play anywhere else,” he said. “I don’t want to go start over. I also know being as competitive as I am, from playing like this and feeling like this, it would be really hard to shut it down.” NOTES: Polamalu, linebacker James Harrison (knee), tight end Heath Miller (abdomen) did not practice on Thursday ... Wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Mike Wallace returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday ... Running back Rashard Mendenhall was a full participant in practice again and could play on Sunday against Oakland. Mendenhall hasn’t played since tearing the ACL in his right knee on New Year’s Day.
Giants manager B Bochy supports 49ers QB Smith
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy made his own statement in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. The Giants manager wore a red 49ers cap in the dugout before the series finale against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, a day after Smith said he’d been fined $15,000 last season by the NFL for sporting a Giants hat after games — though the fine was later dropped. “That’s why I’m wearing this hat,” Bochy said. “We’re having fun with this. It’s our way of supporting him for supporting us. We’re all 49er fans here. This is in honor of Alex. I’m glad he didn’t have to pay the fine. That’s good news.” Bochy had seen Smith in the Giants hat and sees the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 when he attends games at AT&T Park to support San Francisco’s baseball team. “I’ve seen him out here, and I was aware he was wearing the Giants hat,” Bochy said. “That’s pretty neat. That’s why I’m wearing this. We appreciate their support.” While Bochy wears a large hat size — 8 1/8 — equipment manager Mike Murphy put the 7¾ Niners cap in the stretcher so it would fit. Smith and the reigning NFC West champion 49ers (2-0) play Sunday at Minnesota. The Giants are closing in on their second NL West crown in three years after winning the World Series in 2010. So, there’s plenty of Bay Area hype for San Francisco’s teams right now. Bochy and reigning NFL Coach of the Year Jim Harbaugh have exchanged messages, too. Bochy hopes to meet Harbaugh and get down to a practice once the season is over.
by JIM LITKE, AP Sports Columnist
Column: Easy to tell these batting champs apart…
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Strange as it seems that two guys with the same name could win batting titles in the same season, it’s hardly the happy coincidence it sounds like. The good news is that baseball fans won’t need a scorecard to tell Miguel and Melky Cabrera apart. A lab test will suffice. Through Wednesday’s games, Detroit’s Cabrera, Miguel, was on pace to accomplish something even more historic. He was leading the American League in both batting average and RBIs, and was only one behind Texas’ Josh Hamilton — 42-41 — in the home-run race. And because Hamilton is battling a sinus problem that affects his vision, the Rangers are likely to use him sparingly the final weeks of the regular season, boosting Cabrera’s chances of winning a Triple Crown. Yet even if Miguel Cabrera becomes the first player to claim the trifecta since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 — and wins the league’s MVP award, too — his achievements could still be overshadowed by the other Cabrera. That’s because San Francisco’s Melky — at 28, some 16 months younger than Miguel and no relation — could very well win the NL batting title while serving a 50-game suspension handed down in August after a positive drug test. Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has already weighed in on that very possibility, saying he’s powerless to do anything about it. “We’ll see how it all plays out,” Selig told reporters after sitting for an interview for the YES Network. “We generally don’t interfere in that process. We’ll take a look at it at the end of the year.” And “look at it” is about all Selig intends to do. “You can’t change records” he said earlier in the interview, “because once you get into that it would never stop.” Hard to disagree with Bud on this one, since neither he nor all the blue-ribbon panels that investigated the game’s Supersized Era can say with certainty where the timeline begins or ends. Deciding how many tainted entries the record books hold would be trickier than answering how many ballplayers can dance on the tip of a hypodermic needle. For the same reason, Selig can’t go back and void the results of July’s All-Star game, when Melky Cabrera’s contributions won him MVP honors and locked up home-field advantage for the NL in the World Series. (Wouldn’t that be a kick in the shins if the Tigers and Giants wind up playing in it?) But even if there is little the commissioner can do, it’s not as though Melky Cabrera is getting off easy. He hasn’t been seen much in San Francisco since last month’s suspension and the Giants apparently plan to keep it that way. The club isn’t expected to bring Cabrera back and add him to the playoff roster, and probably won’t re-sign him for next season. Since Cabrera becomes a free agent at the end of it, the hit to his reputation will probably translate into a much shorter contract with way fewer dollars than the $70 million or more he might have expected. It’s hard to gauge how much respect he’s lost in the clubhouse, though the few friends who reached out to him have yet to hear anything back. Most of his teammates are keeping their distance. “No thoughts on that,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy replied Thursday, when asked about Melky. “That’s the last thing on my mind.” On the other hand, just about everybody in baseball has been forced to keep tabs on the other Cabrera, especially opposing pitchers. Miguel’s home run in a 6-2 win Wednesday night over the visiting A’s not only helped the Tigers stay hard on the heels of the White Sox in the AL Central race; it left teammates used to his heroics in awe. That’s because his latest highlight moment came on an 0-2 fastball that Oakland pitcher Jim Miller had every intention of wasting. “You just don’t see that,” said Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander, who was credited with the win. “You execute your pitch, 94 (mph) up at his chin, and he hits a home run.” Verlander, the reigning AL MVP, has no doubts who deserves that award this season. It’s a debate Miguel Cabrera has so far refused to get involved in, saying only that it would be “a dream.” “But right now,” he said, “I got to focus on trying to help us make the playoffs.” Here’s hoping he’s successful, and that his turn in the spotlight of postseason baseball clears up any lingering confusion. Because the last thing Miguel Cabrera should have to worry about after a season like this one is hanging onto his good name.
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Issuance Date: August 14, 2012 Date & Time Due: November 14, 2012 No Later than 2:00pm local time The American Samoa Government (ASG) issues a Request For Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to provide an:
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Submission: Original and five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: “ASNAP Eligibility System.” Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, November 14, 2012: Office of Procurement American Samoa Government Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 Attn: Ivy V. Taufa’asau, CPO Any proposal received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as beingn on-responsive. Documents: The RFP Scope of Work outlining the proposal requirements is available at The Office of Procurement, Tafuna, American Samoa, during normal working hours. Review: Request for Proposal data will be thoroughly reviewed by an appointed Source Evaluation Board under the auspices of the Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement, ASG. Right of Rejection: The American Samoa Government reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to waive any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted proposals that are not in the best interests of the American Samoa Government or the public.
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➧ Giants rout Panthers…
“They came in and slapped us around and dragged us to the ground a little bit,” Rivera said. “Hopefully, we learn from it a little bit. Hopefully, we learn from it and, hopefully, we don’t like it and we come back focused.” Mixing run and pass, the Giants dominated the opening half, outgaining the Panthers 303-125. Manning completed 19 of 25 passes for 208 yards in the first half, including a 14-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett to cap the Giants’ game-opening drive and set the tone. It capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive and marked the third straight game the Panthers have given up a touchdown on an opponent’s first drive. For Rivera and the Panthers the first half was a nightmare. “When you put yourself in a hole like that it’s tough trying to claw and scratch yourself back up,” Rivera said. “And that’s really what happened.
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Cousins with roots in the village of Vailoatai, Am. Samoa, pictured here are seventh graders Prince Lei’ite Ortquist on the left, standing next to his cousin Rio Vateatea Isaiah Claytor (right) as they smile for the camera after a football game in Ft. Lee Virginia, where their team, the Ft. Lee Wolfpack, won 28-0 on Saturday, Sept. 15. Rio, in his second year on the team, plays center and nose guard while Prince plays right guard and nose guard. Their mothers, second cousins from Vailoa, are Sofia Lemalu Ortquist and Liaina Hunkin Claytor. The Ft. Lee Wolfpack team was undefeated last season and is currently in first place once again, while Sofia and Liaina cheer them on at every game. Both women graduated from Leone High School in 1993 and both went on to graduate from UH Hilo in 1998. A Staff Sargent and AIT instructor, Sofia is stationed at Ft. Lee, as is Lia’s husband, Mario Claytor, a company com[photo: tlh] mander with the 23rd Brigade.
That’s the type of game they want you to be in. That’s trouble. When you get behind they can cut those guys loose on the pass rush.” Brown repeatedly bounced off tacklers and Barden had little trouble getting open against a Carolina defense that failed to pressure Manning. Brown ran 13 times for 71 yards and a touchdown last week against Tampa Bay and surpassed that total by the end of the first quarter with 77 yards on seven. Barden had 123 yards on seven catches at halftime. Before Thursday night, the fourth-year receiver had never managed more than nine catches for 94 yards receiving in a season. “At this level, you never know when you’re going to get an opportunity, you’ve got to be prepared for it,” Manning said. “Andre Brown is a great example. He’s a guy we drafted, he bounced around, and we brought him back. He was on the bubble to make the team, and here you go. Ahmad (Bradshaw) gets hurt, and he ran great, he pass-protected. “He did get off to a bit of a shaky start. He went left when he was supposed to run right on the first play. We had a little talk and got him settled down, and after that, he did very, very well.” Any hopes that the Panthers would turn things around in the second half were slowed when rookie returner Adams fumbled trying to catch the opening kickoff, resulting in another field goal for Lawrence Tynes. Tynes finished with five field goals on the night. The Panthers didn’t get on the board until midway through the third quarter when Newton leaped over the pile from a yard out. Newton said it wasn’t what the Giants did but what the Panthers didn’t do. “Who wants to supports something that puts on a performance of embarrassment out there, and that’s what that was,” Newton said. “If I was a fan of the Carolina Panthers I would be holding my head down in shame at the product that was out there.” Newton said the Panthers problem was execution, not anything the Giants did to stop them. “We have to fix it,” Newton said. NOTES: For the third straight week Carolina receiver Steve Smith sparred with an opposing cornerback during the game. This week’s victim was Corey Webster. ... Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart missed his second game of the season because of a toe injury. The Panthers also were without tackle Byron Bell. ... The Panthers honored Olympic gold medal swimmers Cullen Jones and Ricky Berens.
Seattle’s Golden Tate gets the attention for big block
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Golden Tate would rather be talked about because he’s making catches or scoring touchdowns. This week, the Seattle wide receiver has gotten plenty of attention and very little of it for the three catches he had last Sunday against Dallas. Such is the situation Tate finds himself in after laying a block that flattened Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee and drew a fine from the NFL. “I just have to deal with it, fix the problem, make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Tate said on Thursday. “It’s unfortunate that I got fined, but rules are rules.” Tate was hit with a hefty fine from the league for his block on Lee that left the Dallas linebacker with an abrasion on his chin and helped define the Seahawks’ physical pounding of the Cowboys in a 27-7 victory last Sunday. Almost immediately after Tate’s block, the debate started about whether it was legal and if it would draw a fine. The play happened in the fourth quarter when Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson scrambled from the pocket with Lee in pursuit. Tate, who was running a pass route, circled back and caught Lee with a block the linebacker didn’t see coming. Lee was sent flying backward with his cleats in the air. On Monday, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said he believed the block was perfectly legal and would not draw a fine. By Thursday, Carroll was trying to find out from the league why the block was illegal and how to avoid the situation in the future. “We worked hard to understand what was going on with their evaluation of it. We worked behind the scenes and we’re still talking to the league to make sure we know because we need to teach our guys to stay within the guidelines,” Carroll said. “It was a great effort by Golden to make the block that he needed it to make, but unfortunately they saw that there was a little contact to the bottom of his facemask and perhaps his chin, and that’s not OK. Why that’s important to us is that we need to understand clearly how we can avoid doing that.” Tate said he plans to appeal the fine and during the appeals process hopes to get a better understanding from the league of what needs to be different in the future. “When I do my appeal I’m going to ask them that ‘What would you suggest I do so this doesn’t happen again?’” Tate said. “I never have intentions on hurting a player and always want to play within the rules. That’s a question that’s going to come up when I do my appeal.” Ultimately, Tate would prefer the conversation be strictly about catching passes than borderline hits. Lost in the debate about his block on Lee was what Tate brought to the Seahawks offense after missing the season opener at Arizona with a knee injury. All three of Tate’s catches went for first downs, including a fourthquarter, third-down reception that set up Seattle with a firstand-goal at the Dallas 3. Marshawn Lynch plunged in on the next play for the final score in the Seahawks victory. Getting consistent production out of Tate — a secondround pick in 2010 — finally started happening toward the end of last season. Of his 35 receptions last season, 19 came in the final five games. “I think I kind of left off where I did the end of last year. I think I did some things positive. I think I did some things that I need to work on,” Tate said. “I’m looking to play better than last week this week and keep progressing to be a dominant player at some point.” Notes: Carroll believes the only player who might not be able to go Monday night against Green Bay is reserve CB Byron Maxwell (hamstring). LT Russell Okung, who was inactive against Dallas with a bone bruise in his left knee, was a full participant in practice on Thursday. ... Carroll came out in support of Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano and the way the Buccaneers handled the kneeldown at the end of their loss to the Giants. “I think it was a competitor competing and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. That’s exactly what you should do, try to win the game, and there is a chance to win the game on that play. I thought Greg did exactly the right thing.”
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Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Ricoh operates in more than 200 countries and regions. Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change, Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees. Due to a new RICOH branch opening in American Samoa soon, RICOH Samoa seeks to employ Sales Executives and Technicians for sales and service of RICOH products in American Samoa. Both positions require a minimum of two years hands on experience on office automation products including copiers, printers, document management software and IT related products and accessories. A tertiary qualification in IT or Engineering would be an advantage but not necessary. You will possess excellent presentation and customer service skills. In addition a clean driver’s license is required. Please apply by emailing your CV with copies of qualifications to: shiv@narayan.co.nz
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American Samoa Government OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT
OFFICIALS: FLA. mAN WANTEd TO COOK RARE SEA TURTLE TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A rare sea turtle that a Florida fisherman wanted to cook and eat has been released back into the wild. Officials at The Florida Aquarium say the fisherman snagged the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle in May. Instead of releasing it, he put the 15-pound juvenile turtle in a tank in his backyard in Tampa. Aquarium official Susan Coy tells The Tampa Tribune that the fisherman planned to cook and eat the endangered species, but a neighbor reported him to authorities. It’s not unheard of for turtle meat to be used in dishes such as soups. Gary Morse, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, says the fisherman told investigators he didn’t know the turtle was endangered. The turtle named “Lucky” was rehabilitated at the aquarium until Wednesday, when it was released. mAmmOTH SKELETON UP FOR AUCTION IN PARIS PARIS (AP) -- Looking for that must-have ornament for a cavernous living room or backyard lawn? Perk up, Sotheby’s is putting a complete Mammoth skeleton up for sale in Paris. The auction house plans the Oct. 2 sale as part of a collection of fossils, skeletons, meteors and minerals - and even a dinosaur egg and woolly rhinoceros skeleton - from the Kashiwagi museum in Japan. Sotheby’s said in a statement Thursday that the skeleton of Mammuthus primigenius, from Siberia, dates to the Middle Paleolithic period when Neanderthals roamed the earth. The house estimates it will go for more than (EURO)185,000 ($240,000). The Mammoth skeleton, which has been arranged in a bit of an upward-facing pose, measures 3.5 meters (11 1/2 feet) in height - just slightly taller than it is long. BEAGLE SURVIVES 70-FOOT FALL FROm NEW JERSEY BRIdGE BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A beagle named Brandi survived a 70-foot fall from a New Jersey bridge. The dog got away from its owner during a walk along the Burlington Riverfront Promenade Friday night. Bridge officer Rob Bittner saw Brandi walking up the Burlington-Bristol Bridge toward Pennsylvania. Bittner tells The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill he turned on his emergency lights to slow traffic and followed the dog. Bittner says Brandi was doing fine until she got to the top of the span and her paws felt a steel grate. The officer says Brandi jumped into the Delaware River as motorists tried to grab her. The beagle’s owner recovered her and took her to a veterinarian. Brandi was bruised around the abdomen, but didn’t have any broken bones. STOWAWAY CAT BACK IN OHIO AFTER TRIP TO FLORIdA CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio woman says the pet cat that sneaked into her luggage for a flight to Florida has returned home safely and seems relatively unaffected by his surprise vacation in Orlando. Ethel Maze tells The Circleville Herald that Bob-Bob the stowaway spent 10 hours in a suitcase before she opened it last week. She says he was lethargic and wet from perspiration, and she initially thought he’d died. Eventually he perked up, and he spent the week in a crate at Maze’s hotel. He rode in a carrier near Maze’s seat for the return flight. Somehow the cat had made it through screening at Port Columbus International Airport. The man who handled the bags for Maze’s group told reporters he thought he saw the bag move but loaded it anyway. Nm SECURITY OFFICIAL TRIES TO TAKE GUN ON FLIGHT ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Albuquerque airport officials say the second-in-command of New Mexico’s domestic security agency was caught trying to bring a loaded gun through a security checkpoint. State Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Anita Tallarico told Albuquerque Sunport police that she forgot to leave the weapon at home when TSA agents spotted it in her purse in a scanner Friday. KOB-TV reports Tallarico told TSA officials she was distraught because she was going to a funeral. She was cited for unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon.
IFB No: 092-2012
Issuance Date: September 18, 2012 Date & Time Due: September 25, 2012 No Later than 2:00pm local time 1. INVITATION Sealed bids are invited to provide Security Services for the Department of Human & Social Services, in the Territory of American Samoa. 2. RECEIPT & OPENING OF BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Chief Procurement Officer, American Samoa Government, Tafuna, American Samoa 96799, until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at which time and place the sealed bids will be publicly opened and read. 3. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS Contract documents, may be obtained from the Office of Procurement. 4. The American Samoa Government reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any bid. 5. The American Samoa Government reserves the right to waive any informalities in bidding as may be in the best interest of American Samoa Government.
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American Samoa Government OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT
IFB No: 093-2012
Issuance Date: September 20, 2012 Date & Time Due: October 11, 2012 No Later than 2:00pm local time
1. INVITATION Sealed bids are invited from qualified firms to provide “Airport Janitorial & Landscaping Services”, located in the village of Tafuna, Territory of American Samoa. 2. RECEIPT & OPENING OF BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Chief Procurement Officer, American Samoa Government, Tafuna, American Samoa 96799, until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012 at which time and place the sealed bids will be publicly opened and read. 3. PRE-BID CONFERENCE A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at the Office of Procurement Conference Room. Bids will not be accepted from bidders who are not present at the pre-bid conference. 4. CONTRACTD OCUMENTS Contract documents, including Scope of Work and Bid Form may be examined at the Office of Procurement or obtained there from, free of charge during regular business hours.” 5. The American Samoa Government reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any bid. 6. The American Samoa Government reserves the right to waive any informalities in bidding as may be in the best interest of the American Samoa Government.
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Airport police chief Marshall Katz says he’s not sure how a person of Tallarico’s position could make such a slip-up, but added that it happens frequently nationwide. Tallarico’s gun was turned over to city police as evidence. GOOd SAmARITAN HELPS OHIO mAN TWICE, 8 YEARS APART CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio man is thankful for the intervention of a Good Samaritan - the same one who helped him once before, eight years ago. Gerald Gronowski had a flat tire east of Cleveland recently when a man named Christopher Manacci stopped to help. During the encounter, Gronowski began talking about another stranger eight years before who had helped him pull out a hook that got stuck in his hand while he was fishing. They then figured out that Manacci was that same man. He had been kayaking nearby. Gronowski tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer that he feels it’s now his job to help someone else. He also offered to take Manacci fishing, but Manacci says that considering the bad luck Gronowski has had fishing, they should go bowling instead. BABY GIRL IS BORN IN PARKING LOT OF NH RACETRACK LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire woman and her baby are doing fine after the woman gave birth in the New Hampshire Motor Speedway parking lot. Shawna Arnold began going into labor Friday and she and her boyfriend began driving to a hospital. But when she realized she was about to give birth on the way, they made a pit stop at the racetrack parking lot in Loudon. Arnold tells WMUR-TV that she and her boyfriend delivered the baby, named Katie, in their car. An EMT at the track then came to help, and the couple and the baby were taken to a hospital. Speedway General Manager Jerry Gappens has awarded the baby two tickets to NASCAR races for the rest of her life. JUdGE WEdS COUPLE THEN SENTENCES GROOm TO PRISON OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Talk about the old ball and chain. A judge sentenced an Oklahoma man to four years in federal prison on a firearm charge - then minutes later performed a marriage ceremony to wed the new inmate and his longtime girlfriend. Thursday was a busy day for Larry Austin and Dustie Trojack. First they obtained their marriage license, then Austin pleaded guilty to the firearm charge and was sentenced by Oklahoma County Judge Jerry Bass. Shortly afterward, Bass married the happy couple who kissed before federal authorities whisked Austin away. Austin’s attorney, Scott M. Anderson, tells The Oklahoman that Austin had helped to raise Trojack’s two sons and he didn’t want to lose contact with them while he was serving time. POLICE: VANdAL WITH SPELLING PROBLEm HITS PA. CAR YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Police are searching for a spellingchallenged vandal who hit a central Pennsylvania woman’s car with paint over the weekend. York police say a woman reported Saturday morning that her sport-utility vehicle had been sprayed with white paint. On the driver’s side doors an unknown perpetrator had scrawled “bicth.” Investigators say the woman also reported a motorcycle was stolen from her property. It was later recovered in Spring Garden Township. The York Dispatch reports police are seeking information on the motorcycle and the poorly spelled graffiti. CHICAGO LOOKING FOR GOATS TO GRAZE AT O’HARE CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Department of Aviation is looking for a few good goats. WFLD-TV reports that Chicago recently put out a bid for someone to supply goats to trim the grass at O’Hare International Airport. The bid also calls for a goat herder. Amy Malick is the department’s point person for sustainability, and she says the city is looking at a pilot program of 30 goats to eat grass and weeds in one, hard-to-mow area. She says the area is outside the security fence, so there’s no danger of goats straying onto the runways. Malick adds that the department also worries about pollution produced by mechanical mowers, so they’re turning to the four-legged variety. Atlanta recently started a similar effort, and San Francisco has been using goats for years.
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In The District Court of American Samoa
FDA/JR No. 08-12
TO: MR. HENRY (unknown last name) Pago Pago Village Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the abovenamed respondent that a petition has been filed before the High Court of American Samoa to determine your parental rights in a male child born on August 7, 2008, at LBJ Tropical Medical Center, Fagaalu, American Samoa. A hearing will be held after two months and ten days from the date of the first publication of this notice, in which the Court may enter an order that you have not acquired any parental rights to the minor child and place the child for adoption. If you have any objection, or wish to claim or assert your parental rights, you must appear within two months and ten days from the date of the first publication of this notice and file an objection or a claim with the Court. O LE FA’AALIGA E TUUINA ATU ia te oe, le ua ta’ua i luga, ua i ai le talosaga ua failaina i le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga o Amerika Samoa, e iloilo ai ou aia fa’a-matua i se tamaititi na fanau o ia i le aso 7 o Aukuso, 2008, i le Falemai i Fagaalu, Amerika Samoa. O lea iloiloga e faia pe a tuana’i le lua masina ma aso e sefulu mai le aso o le ulua’i fa’asalalauga o lenei fa’alaiga, ma e ono tu’uina atu ai se poloa’iga a le Fa’amasinoga e fa’ailoa ai ua leai ni ou aia fa’amatua i lea teineititi. Afai e te tete’e, pe e te finagalo e fa’amaonia ou aia fa’a matua, ia e failaina se talosaga tete’e i le Fa’amasinoga i totonu o le lua masina ma aso e sefulu mai le ulua’i fa’asalalauga o lenei fa’aaliga.
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General Description: The Student Services Division provides support to assist students with their career, academic, social and emotional development, and with achieving their goals while attending ASCC. The general responsibilities are to work with the student population in career exploration and planning, and to guide them through the career and life-planning process in order to help students learn about their interests, abilities, goals, and values, as well to assist them in learning about the world of work.
Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide counseling support to the general population of students. • Work with the business community in the development of student career projects. • Set up Career Day at the college and establish other venues feasible for ASCC students. • Investigate, develop and train in Career Testing curriculum programs. • Assist in formulating and revising counseling program activities, policies, and procedures. • Assist with Registration, Recruitment, and various student support services under the Student Services Division. • Conduct drop-out and withdrawal reports and present recommendations. • Advise and counsel probationary, suspended, and at-risk students. • Work closely with Instruction and other services on campus to support the student population. • Provide data on student progress and academic problems as needed by the administration or instructional staff. • Write reports and evaluations on program service effectiveness. • Teach at least two College and Life Planning (CLP) courses. • Participate in regular and ad-hoc committee functions set up by the Dean of Student Services. • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor and Dean of Student Services.
Minimum Qualifications • Incumbent must have a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related area; and at least five (5) years of counseling experience in high school or at the college level. The incumbent must be knowledgeable with career, academic, aptitude and personality testing, and also be familiar with using a computer for word processing and spreadsheet programs. Salary: Application Deadline: Salary will be commensurate with degree and experience. October 2nd, 2012 no later than 4:00 pm.
Applications are available from American Samoa Community College, Human Resources Office (699-9155 Ext. 403/335/436), or by emailing Silaulelei Saofaigaalii at s.saofaigaalii@amsamoa.edu.
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mAN ARRESTEd IN HI PLEAdS GUILTY TO VICE PRES. THREATS HONOLULU (AP) — A former U.S. serviceman arrested in Honolulu for sending emails from Thailand threatening to kill Vice President Joe Biden has pleaded guilty. Justin Alan Woodward withdrew his not guilty plea during a hearing in federal court Thursday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Brady says Woodward faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s sentenced in January. Woodward was arrested last year at the Honolulu airport when he arrived on a flight from Bangkok. According to the criminal complaint, he told agents he wrote the threatening messages, including one sent to the White House website. The IP address was traced to a public Wi-Fi access point in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He told officials he was discharged from the U.S Marine Corps for bipolar disorder. HAWAII UNEmPLOYmENT dROPS TO LOWEST RATE SINCE 2009 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month was the lowest since 2009. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Thursday Hawaii’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August dropped to 6.1 percent, down from July’s revised rate of 6.3 percent. The state says the last time Hawaii had this low of an unemployment rate was in January 2009. There were about 600,000 people with jobs last month and nearly 39,000 thousand without jobs. The biggest job gains in August were in the sectors of education and health services, construction and leisure and hospitality. Nationally, August’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1 percent, a decline from 8.3 percent in July. ATHLETIC dIRECTOR WANTS ALOHA STAdIUm ALCOHOL BAN HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii’s interim athletic director says Aloha Stadium should consider banning alcohol sales during Warrior games. Rockne Freitas tells Hawaii News Now he wants to see a ban. A fight involving drunken fans during last week’s football game against Lamar prompted Freitas to ask Aloha Stadium management to discuss an alcohol ban with the stadium authority. The authority has the power to impose one. Public testimony defeated a 2006 attempt to ban alcohol. Stadium officials did not comment on Freitas’ suggestion. The university doesn’t profit from alcohol sales during Warrior games. But the university sells alcohol during some campus sporting events. Freitas says the university will
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examine that policy in light of the recent fight. 20-YEAR SENTENCE FOR HAWAII CHECK FORGERY CASE HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii convict has been sentenced to 20 years because of thousands of dollars in phony checks. Denise Foster, who is also known as Godwyn Foster, was sentenced Wednesday on three counts of theft and 25 counts of forgery. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports she used forged checks for purchases that included a $20,000 charity donation, bail for two inmates and breast implants. Because of her prior convictions, the 41-yearold must serve at least six years and eight months before being eligible for parole. The judge ordered her to repay a Honolulu plastic surgeon $5,000 for breast implants paid for with a phony cashier’s check. CHINESE HOLIdAYS EXPECTEd TO BOOST HAWAII TOURISm HONOLULU (AP) — A more than weeklong Chinese holiday is expected to boost Hawaii tourism at a time that’s usually slow for the industry. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Chinese travel agencies are seeing strong bookings for Super Golden Week. Chinese National Day comes soon after MidAutumn Festival this year, giving many Chinese more than a weeklong holiday starting this month. Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President of Brand Management David Uchiyama says the Chinese market continues to do well for the islands. The authority projects Chinese arrivals in Hawaii for October to be up 35.3 percent from a year ago. Hilton Hawaiian Village spokeswoman Cynthia Rankin says the resort has had to turn away several Chinese groups due to high room occupancy forecasts. They’re now only taking reservations from individual travelers. CEREmONY HONORING POW/mIA TO BE HELd AT PUNCHBOWL HONOLULU (AP) — Former prisoner-ofwar and retired Army Col. William Reeder, Jr. will deliver the keynote address at a Honolulu ceremony this week honoring prisoners of war and those still missing in action. Reeder was shot down and captured by North Vietnamese forces in May 1972 while on a combat mission in South Vietnam. He was released the following March. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command is hosting the ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The ceremony at Punchbowl cemetery is free and open to the public. It’s being held to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is observed on the third Friday each September.
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Submission: Original and five copies of the Statement of Qualifications must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: “RFQ: Industrial Park Road Expansion Project.” Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Tuesday, September 25, 2012: Office of Procurement American Samoa Government Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 Attn: Ivy V. Taufa’asau, CPO Any Statement of Qualification received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as being non-responsive. Documents: The RFQ document outlining the qualification requirements is available at The Office of Procurement, Tafuna, American Samoa, during normal working hours. Review: Request for Qualification data will be thoroughly reviewed by an appointed Source Evaluation Board under the auspices of the Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement, ASG. Right of Rejection: The American Samoa Government reserves the right to reject any and/or all Statements of Qualification and to waive any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted qualifications that are not in the best interests of the American Samoa Government or the public.
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Universal Crossword
Edited by Timothy E. Parker September 21, 2012
ACROSS 1 Port-auPrince’s place 6 Ticked (off) 10 “Rush Hour” star 14 Home of Weber State University 15 Apt setting for this puzzle’s theme 16 Suffer from, as an illness 17 One skipping the middle man 20 Erie Canal mule, of song 21 Guns, in the driver’s seat 22 Noted English university 23 Fiber used in carpets 25 Trial balloon 26 He’s a real clown 28 Drooping 32 Change a bill 34 Lunchtime, for many 35 Dizzy’s jazz style 38 They’re used for leverage 42 Nav. rank 43 Big high school event 44 Goes off the perpendicular 45 Villain in Exodus 48 Not eat 49 Ollie’s
sidekick 51 Legitimate or legal 53 Kind of apartment 55 Edible root of the taro 56 Water in Cannes 59 Be in the best possible position 62 Nutmeg coat 63 Lady of Spain 64 Staring intently 65 Excessive promotion 66 Babe Ruth was its “sultan” 67 Parts of shoes DOWN 1 “___ the weather?” 2 Turkish general 3 They love with blind admiration 4 Phone bk. listing 5 Sluggish 6 Really go places 7 Sushi serving 8 Ariz.-to-Kan. dir. 9 Flightless bird of the past 10 Rubbed the wrong way 11 Saintly rings 12 Keep from happening 13 Uncool sort
18 “... to thine own ___ be true” 19 Like 9-Down 24 Dance partner? 26 Pig pic 27 Middle Eastern gulf 29 Persona’s counterpart, in Jungian psychology 30 Jailbird 31 Gearwheel feature 33 Freshwater crustacean called a water flea 35 Like two-country trade agreements 36 Makes up one’s mind 37 “Wanna hear a secret?” 39 “Rosemary’s Baby” novelist Levin
40 Neither’s companion 41 Sound system of yesteryear 45 Spank 46 Dated 47 Camouflage 49 Narrative 50 Bloomer of Amsterdam 52 Andean drug-yielding plants 53 Former Iranian ruler 54 Cutlass Supreme, e.g. 55 Italian volcano 57 Woodcarver’s need 58 Makes a patsy of 60 Almost ready for a refill 61 “Long, long ___”
Friday, September 21, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHdAY: Don’t take chances that will affect your health or lead to minor mishaps. You will be energetic, carefree and welcome a challenge. Set your priorities straight before you delve into too many projects or offer to do too much for others. Added responsibilities can be expected. Your numbers are 8, 15, 17, 24, 29, 38, 49. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Travel for pleasure. Doing something to relax or to add to your image will turn out well. A discussion with someone you like will lead to a proposal you cannot refuse. Past experience will play a role in your success.
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✸✸✸✸✸ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Invest in something you do well. A moneymaking opportunity will arise that will allow you to put your skills and talents to good use. Don’t let a personal relationship you have with someone stand in the way of your creative goals. ✸✸✸ GEmINI (May 21-June 20): Open up about the way you feel. Clearing the air will enable you to move forward without guilt or apprehension. Love is highlighted. A partnership can help you advance if handled properly. Equality mixed with experimentation can make your life more fulfilling. ✸✸✸ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t miss out on an opportunity to try something new or unusual because you fear what others might think or say. Follow your heart and you will discover things that will help you explore new avenues personally and professionally. ✸✸✸ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make an honest attempt to reach out to someone you care about. Don’t let anger or disappointment lead to an unfortunate outcome. Emotional response must be positive and compassionate if you want to be of help. Let your Leo charm lead to your victory. ✸✸✸✸✸ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Invest in your attributes. The more determined and intense you are about reaching your goals, the greater the impres-
sion will be that you make on someone able to contribute to your future goals. Don’t let personal matters hold you back. ✸✸ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make suggestions, ask questions and expand your mind and interests. Travel will bring you in touch with different cultures and ways of doing things that will help improve your relationships with others. Love is in the stars. ✸✸✸✸ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll be on the right track professionally and financially, but you may suffer from possessiveness when it comes to your personal affairs. Freedom is required if you want to form a relationship based on equality. Discipline will lead to success. ✸✸✸ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Honesty will be necessary in order to move forward. Leading someone on or exaggerating what you can offer will backfire. Focus on travel, adventure and selfimprovement and you will gain a new perspective on a personal situation. ✸✸✸ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t share personal information. You are best to focus on friends and family and sort out and matters that have the propensity to disrupt your future prospects. Good fortune can be yours if you are diligent about the way you handle your assets. ✸✸✸ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Joining forces with someone you trust and enjoy spending time with will pay off emotionally and economically. Don’t feel you have to donate to something because someone else does. Protect your assets and your friendships. ✸✸✸✸ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put your energy to good use. Make decisions that will affect your income or enable you to save more and spend less. Focus on putting the past behind you and limiting habits that are costly and unhealthy. ✸✸ BIRTHdAY BABY: You are an explorer and a visionary. You embrace knowledge and experience.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
People told me that when I fell in love with someone it would be easier to let my male friendships fall by the wayside. This hasn’t been the case. These friendships are the ones I prefer now more than ever. The conversations are better. I find men more emotionally stable than women. They also let me talk without interrupting to give their opinions as women do. I love my fiance dearly and he has been incredibly understanding about this, but I can tell it upsets him. I have been known to talk all night with friends, especially when I’m overwhelmed. My fiance is hurt that I don’t come to him with these issues, but he’s in medical school and has his own stress. Do I need to eliminate these friendships that come so naturally to me for the sake of my husband-to-be? Is it inappropriate for me to have close male friends after I’m married? -- PREFERS MEN dEAR PREFERS mEN: Why are you presenting the issue as all or nothing? It’s not. Nor is it inappropriate for you to keep close male friendships after you marry -- because that has been your lifelong practice. However, I do think some behavior modification is in order. The first thing you should do is cut out the all-night dump sessions with these men. For one thing, the man you marry should be your BEST friend and the person you go to first to express your concerns when you’re overwhelmed. This is part of intimacy, and he may be feeling hurt and shut out because you are denying that to him. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • For another, he may have concerns of his own dEAR ABBY: I’m engaged and being married soon. I have always had very close non-romantic that he’d like to discuss with you. Being on the relationships with males. I was raised around guys, phone all night talking to someone else is really so it’s natural for me. neglectful of the man you love. dEAR ABBY: I am a 31-year-old wife and mother. My husband, “Jake,” works 40-plus hours a week, while I am a stay-at-home mom. My daughter, who is almost 3, keeps me on my toes. In the evenings and on weekends, Jake does yard work or works in the garden. I hate it because I’m with our daughter all day, every day, and he expects me to watch her while he’s outside working. I dislike yard and garden work and don’t like being outside unless I am completely comfortable. I also have health/physical issues that keep me from being as active as I would like. Every weekend I feel my resentment and anger growing over this issue. Jake says it is necessary for us to have a garden, and I agree. But why must I have all the responsibility of caring for our daughter even on weekends? I’d like it if Jake would stay in with us and give up on some of the outside activities. This is something we argue about at least once a week. What do you suggest? -- SECOND TO A SHRUB IN OREGON dEAR SECONd TO A SHRUB: While tending to the yard and the garden may be necessary, it is also very important for your husband to devote some time to nurturing his relationship with his daughter. Mention that fact to him, and while you’re at it, tell him she should be at least as important to him as the tomato plants and the zinnias. You should not be saddled with all the child care responsibilities 24/7. Marriages are like gardens. If they’re not given care and feeding, they will wither as yours appears to be doing.
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