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ASHSAA Week No. 7 concludes with no surprises
By T. Gasu, Samoa News Sports Correspondent
Rico Letuli of the Warriors trying to return a fumble recovery, but was brought down by Peter Ofoia during their game last Thursday evening where Tafuna defeated Nu’uuli 56 - 0. [photo: TG]
Player of the Game from Leone “Frost” Vili boosting off to return his 75-yard punt for a Leone touchdown in the first half of their game against the Crusaders last Friday evening. [photo: TG] Leone defeated Marist 61 - 0.
Last weekend, the ASHSAA football league had no surprises in Week No. 7, with the Tafuna Varsity Warriors concluding its Thursday evening’s match against the Nu’uuli Wildcats with a blow out win, 56 – 0 win; and under Friday night lights — the Junior Varsity match up of the Leone Lions versus the Marist Crusaders saw a blow win by the Lions, 61 - 0; while the Kanana Fou Stallions and Marist Crusaders Varsity Friday night game was a heated affair, which almost came to fist-a-cuffs, but ended well for the Crusaders with a 38 - 6. “Huddle” coverage of the 2012- 13 ASHSAA football season is brought to you by Coca-Cola and Powerade, distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. ‘Oloa O Leala’, Your Family of Fine Beverages. THurSday NIGHT — VarSITy dIVISION TaFuNa 56 – Nu’uuLI VOC TECH 0 The first quarter saw three of the unanswered touchdowns by the Warriors against the Wildcats, the first of which saw Warrior Daniel Fereti in the shotgun formation making a 50-yard reception out to Ryan Pa’aga. Warriors two point conversion was a hand off to “Vicious” Vena Umu spotting them the first eight points of the game. The second touchdown was second down possession on Nu’uuli’s 14-yard line, and Fereti fired another solid pass out to Pa’aga again for his second touchdown of the game, and with the extra point conversion punched in by Filoiali’i, it gave Tafuna a 16 point lead. The 3rd touchdown was Tafuna spotting a first down situation from their own 20-yard line after a punting situation from Nu’uuli. Fereti had Pa’aga drawing defenders, leaving Umu wide open for the simple quick slant pass that took Umu all the way down field for an 80-yard touchdown reception to extend their lead 24 – 0, after a two point conversion by Filipo Matai’a. Opening up the second quarter of the game was another connection between Pa’aga and Fereti on the Wildcats 35-yard line after Umu carried a big gain for Tafuna, and Fereti fired out another hot pass to Pa’aga who took that to the end zone for his third touchdown of the game. Their two point reception was good with the hand off going to Umu to spot them on top by 32 points. The next 8 points to spot them 40 on top, was a draw hand off to Umu, who ran over a defensive lineman for Nu’uuli, taking him out of the game with a “Vicious” running attack, which put six more points on the scoreboard for the Warriors, including a successful two point possession by Lauina Futi that followed. A 48-point lead followed from a punt from Nu’uuli that had Tafuna’s Rico Letuli blocking it, and when the ball rolled back to the end zone, Shaun Maiava of Tafuna was there to recover it for Tafuna’s first defensive touchdown of the game. The two
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Detroit Tigers players celebrate following a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) The Tigers defeated the Royals 6-3 and clinched the AL Central title.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title. Gerald Laird added a bases-loaded double, Rick Porcello (10-12) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jhonny Peralta went deep off Bruce Chen (11-14) to help Detroit reach the postseason in consecutive years for the first time since 1934-35. After hanging over the dugout railing the entire ninth inning, the Tigers streamed onto the field and behind the pitchers’ mound to celebrate their accomplishment the moment Jose Valverde got Alcides Escobar to ground out to shortstop with a runner on second for his 35th save in 40 chances. The Tigers (87-73) will have the worst record among AL division champions, which means they’ll open the playoffs Saturday at home against the division winner with the second-best mark. Cabrera, making a run at baseball’s first Triple Crown since 1967, broke a tie with Texas slugger Josh Hamilton for the major league lead in homers with his 44th, a solo shot to right. Prince Fielder also had four hits. aTHLETICS 4, raNGErS 3 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp’s latest big hit helped put Oakland back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Athletics beat first-place Texas to remain in contention for a division crown. Crisp had a go-ahead double in the fifth inning as the A’s (92-68) pulled within one game of Texas (93-67) in the AL West with two to go and moved into a tie with Baltimore for the American League’s top wild card. Oakland’s victory eliminated the Angels and Rays from postseason contention. Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss delivered a sacrifice fly for insurance and Josh Reddick added an RBI single for the resurgent A’s, who must sweep this season-ending series against the two-time reigning AL champions to capture the West title. Michael Young and Mike Napoli homered against Jarrod Parker (13-8), who is 3-0 against the Rangers this year. Grant Balfour struck out the side for his 23rd save, giving the young A’s their fourth straight victory and sixth in seven games. Martin Perez (1-4), facing the A’s for the third time in his six major league starts, lasted
Tigers beat Royals 6-3 to clinch AL Central title
four-plus innings. yaNKEES 10, rEd SOX 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and New York routed Boston to open a onegame lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play. Baltimore lost at Tampa Bay and dropped into second place, prompting cheers from the Yankee Stadium crowd when the final score was posted before the ninth inning. The Yankees, who clinched their 17th playoff berth in 18 years on Sunday, would ensure their 13th division title in 17 years by sweeping the three-game series against the Red Sox. New York tied its record for home runs in an inning, achieving the feat for the third time. The offense backed CC Sabathia (15-6), who allowed two runs and four hits in eight innings with seven strikeouts. Alex Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly to end a streak of 11 games without an RBI. He tied Stan Musial for fifth place on the career list at 1,950. Boston, starting what may be its final series under first-year manager Bobby Valentine, has lost six in a row and 10 of 11, reaching 91 defeats for the first time since dropping 100 games in 1965. The Red Sox started just two regular position players, Cody Ross and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Clay Buchholz (11-8) was roughed up for a career-high eight runs and six hits — three of them homers — in 1 2-3 innings. rayS 5, OrIOLES 3 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alex Cobb allowed two hits over seven innings, helping Tampa Bay keep its slim playoff hopes alive with a victory over Baltimore. Ben Zobrist hit his 20th homer and Chris Giminez had a two-run double off Wei-Yin Chen (12-11) as the Rays pulled away from a 1-all tie in the seventh. Cobb (11-9) yielded a fourth-inning single to J.J. Hardy and a solo homer to Matt Wieters that tied it in the seventh. The Rays won for the 11th time in 12 games, a stretch that’s kept them in contention for the second AL wild card. They began the night trailing Oakland by three games and must sweep the Orioles and hope the A’s drop three straight to Texas. Baltimore already is assured of being in the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday. There’s still no telling if the same 11 guys will suit up on Sunday against Philadelphia. Injured stars James Harrison and Troy Polamalu were on the field as the Steelers (1-2) returned from their bye week. While Harrison remained vague about the chances his surgically repaired left knee will be ready to play for the first time this season, Polamalu is optimistic his strained right calf is no longer an issue. The perennial Pro Bowl safety says he felt “pretty good” and was grateful to see a slew of familiar faces on the practice field, Harrison’s included. “We’ll see what happens, but it’s been a while since we’ve all been on the field together,” Polamalu said. “There are some other new faces out there who have been permanent starters, so it’s all about how well 11 guys mesh on our defense.” The Steelers have struggled to generate much of a pass rush and the secondary had trouble in a 34-31 loss in Oakland on Sept. 23. Having a pair of healthy former Defensive Player of the Years would certainly help. “We just have to get ourselves on the winning side of things, because nobody cares about losing teams,” Polamalu said. “We just haven’t been executing that well, (so) whatever the call is that coach (Dick) LeBeau has made, we just haven’t been executing it that well at all. It really has nothing to do with the scheme of things. It’s just that we’re not executing and not performing well.” Harrison hasn’t played since a Wild Card loss to Denver in January. He struggled staying healthy during the offseason and underwent a minor procedure on Aug. 15. He returned to full practice last Tuesday but was not there on Wednesday, though he declined to label it a setback. If anything, Harrison wants to get in a game just so he’ll stop having to answer questions about his condition. “The constant questions, of course, just nags and irks on you,” said Harrison, who won’t have a better idea about his status until Friday. The Steelers could also get a boost to the running game with the possible return of Rashard Mendenhall, who hasn’t played since tearing the ACL in his right knee against Cleveland on New Year’s Day. He’s practiced regularly over the last three weeks and a comeback is imminent. “We’re gauging it, me and the coaches, and when we get to the point where we all think I can play then I’ll get back in there,” Mendenhall said.
Harrison, Polamalu practice for the Steelers
Ex-Ohio St. star charged in “road rage” shooting
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon is suspected of shooting at a pickup truck on a highway ramp and later striking the driver with a handgun, causing it to fire a bullet that grazed the man’s head, after a road rage incident that spanned about 14 miles, police said Monday. The college Hall of Famer, a middle guard who helped the Buckeyes to a national championship in 1968, was jailed on a felonious assault charge and had bond set at $350,000 in municipal court in Delaware, north of Columbus. Court records didn’t list an attorney for the 63-year-old Stillwagon. A phone message was left Monday at his home in suburban Columbus. The Sunday afternoon altercation between the truck driver and Stillwagon, who was on a motorcycle, might have started when one driver cut off the other, police said. They said Stillwagon fired shots at the pickup truck, which turned into a parking area near a car parts store, across the street from some homes. Stillwagon then confronted the 41-year-old truck driver and struck him with the handgun, said Bruce Pijanowski, the interim police chief in Delaware. There was no indication Stillwagon knew the injured man, who was treated at a hospital and checked himself out Sunday night, he said. “Considering the circumstances, he’s extremely lucky,” Pijanowski said. “He had probably just superficial injuries, and it could have been a lot worse.” Stillwagon had a permit and was legally carrying the gun, Pijanowski said. The former Ohio State defender was a three-year starter for coach Woody Hayes from 1968 to 1970, when the Buckeyes had three Big Ten titles in addition to their national championship. Stillwagon was an All-American as a junior and senior and won the Outland and Lombardi awards, given to the dominant interior lineman in the country. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers but instead went to the Canadian Football League, where he played for the Toronto Argonauts through the 1975 season. A preliminary hearing in his assault case is scheduled for Oct. 10.
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Bears get past the Cowboys 34-18 with defense & Cutler
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Briggs plucked the ball out of the air and started rumbling down the field. As the Chicago linebacker approached the end zone, he fully extended his right arm over his head with the ball in his hand. Briggs and the rest of those 30-something Bears defenders showed Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys how much they can still play. Charles Tillman, another of the five defensive starters in their 30s, also returned an interception for a touchdown in the Bears’ 34-18 victory Monday night. “A lot of our older guys are playing really well right now because we understand everything so much more,” said Briggs, whose 74-yard run was his first interception return for a TD since 2005. “Whether we’ve lost a step or some people believe we’ve lost a step, we make up for it in knowledge.” Though Romo was only sacked once, on the game’s first series, he was pressured relentlessly and threw five interceptions. That matched his career high, first done five years ago in his first full season as a starter. “Just outstanding play by our defense,” Bears coach Lovie Smith said. “It seemed like everybody had a say in it. How about Lance Briggs? You guys didn’t know he could run that fast.” Briggs’ interception came in a wild twoplay exchange of turnovers midway through the third quarter. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was nearly flawless after halftime, when he completed 11 of 12 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. That included a 34-yard score to Devin Hester to start the half and a 31-yarder to Brandon Marshall with 6½ minutes left. Cutler was 18 of 24 overall for 275 yards. Marshall had seven catches for 138 yards. Major Wright, who returned an interception for a touchdown in Chicago’s last game, had two of the five interceptions. D.J. Moore has nine career interceptions, three of them against Romo after getting another one Monday night. “We have a pretty good feel for what their front is going to do, what their pressures were, what their coverages were,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “They’re just very good at it. It’s not very exotic.” Chicago’s first fumble of the season came when Cutler was sacked by DeMarcus Ware and Victor Butler recovered at the Bears 27. On the very next play, Romo was trying to escape pressure when he was hit from behind by Henry Melton. The ball popped forward into the air and Briggs grabbed it and scored to put the Bears (3-1) ahead 24-7. “I haven’t run that long in a long time, that far,” Briggs said. Once again, the Cowboys (2-2) are a .500 team. They are also one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NFL with only 65 points going into their bye week, and then play four of their next five games on the road. “This has to be a wakeup call for us. I don’t say that nonchalantly. It has to be,” Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said. “You can’t bounce back and forth like this and try to compete come December-time. You can’t do it. We have been in that situation before. You cannot do it. And we know that, and we’ll get better.” Since the start of the 1997 season, Dallas is 122-122 in regular-season games. They have won only one playoff game in that span after three Super Bowl titles in a four-year span in the first half of the 1990s. Romo finished 31 of 43 for 307 yards and a touchdown. When the Cowboys got the ball back in the final 3 minutes, Kyle Orton got his first action since the veteran quarterback signed a free agent deal during the offseason to be Romo’s backup. Orton threw a 5-yard TD pass to Witten with 34 seconds left, capping a 10-play, 89-yard drive. Witten, the seven-time Pro Bowl tight end who uncharacteristically had several drops the first three games after missing most of the preseason with a lacerated spleen, had 13 catches for 112 yards. The regular referees wrapped up the first weekend of games since returning to work. It was a week after that disputed Monday night ending that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers. Referee Walt Anderson had to go under the hood to review three plays in the Bears-Cowboys game, but none that will cause the kind of uproar from a week earlier. Chicago opened the second half with a 73-yard drive capped by Cutler’s 34-yard TD pass to Hester, who raced passed rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne and had to make a lunging catch at the goal line. Despite a screen shot frozen on the huge video board over the field that raised the question of whether the ball might have hit the ground as Hester rolled over, Anderson confirmed the on-field ruling of touchdown after reviewing the play. Later in the third quarter, when Alshon Jeffery was going down after a catch, Claiborne stripped the ball and started running the other way. It was originally ruled a fumble, but the
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) causes Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) to fumble the ball during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman) Arlington, Texas.
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.
Friday: — 4:00 7:00 9:30 Saturday: 1:00 4:00 7:00 9:30 Sunday: 1:00 4:00 7:00 — “Discount Tuesday”: — 4:00 7:00 — Mon-Wed-Thurs: — 4:00 7:00 —
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With Lin gone now, Knicks want focus on its current team
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Jeremy Lin was all the talk in New York during a sensational stretch last season. Now, the Knicks don’t want to talk about him at all. At their annual media day, the Knicks tried to keep the focus on the aging team they assembled and believe is a contender, rather than on the phenom they let get away over the summer. Team officials had never commented on the decision not to match the offer sheet Lin signed with the Houston Rockets in July, and it took only two questions Monday before general manager Glen Grunwald and coach Mike Woodson were asked for an explanation. “Well, sure,” Grunwald started, before Woodson, seated to his left at a podium, quickly interrupted. “I’m not going to discuss Jeremy Lin,” Woodson said. “I think as a franchise we wish Jeremy nothing but the best. It was a process that we went through, and we were able to get a player by the name of Raymond Felton, a guy by the name of Jason Kidd, Pablo (Prigioni) in here. Three solid point guards that I think will help our ballclub as we move down the road. “As an organization and as a coach, I wish Jeremy nothing but the best. This day really is about, I think, the team that we fielded this summer, and we need to focus in on that.” That Lin wouldn’t be a part of it would have been unfathomable in the spring. Undrafted out of Harvard and waived three times before the Knicks signed him, Lin finally got his chance in February with the team faltering. He averaged 24.6 points and 9.2 assists in 10 games from Feb. 4-20, pulling the Knicks into the playoff race, drawing worldwide interest as the NBA’s first Americanborn player of Chinese or Taiwanese decent, and boosting the Knicks’ TV ratings and merchandise sales. His numbers declined after Woodson replaced the more offensive-minded Mike D’Antoni in March, and his season ended after just 25 starts when he needed surgery to repair torn knee cartilage. Still, Woodson had insisted Lin would return and go into next season as the starting point guard, even after the restricted free agent had signed an offer sheet with the Rockets for four years and about $28 million. The Rockets amended the offer to three years and about $25 million, with the final year salary ballooning to nearly $15 million. In the meantime, the Knicks had signed Kidd, re-acquired Felton from Portland, and decided to pass on Lin. “Basically, it comes down to the fact that Houston made a commitment to him that we weren’t prepared to make,” Grunwald said. “I’m very happy for Jeremy that things worked out for him very well personally and for his family, and I wish him the best. But I’m more excited for our team, by the team we’ve assembled right now.” It’s an old one, with Kurt Thomas about to turn 40, Kidd doing so late next season and Marcus Camby 38. At one point Monday, Camby, Kidd and Thomas came to the podium in succession, totaling about 120 years of age. Rasheed Wallace is expected to join the old guys in the next couple of days after ending two years of retirement to sign. Felton is only 28 but appeared in decline last season, averaging a career-low 11.4 points and briefly losing his starting job. He acknowledged he arrived out of shape after the lockout, unsure there would even be a season. But both he and the Knicks insist he’s in good condition now. “I’m in shape now, ready to go and I got a big, big chip on my shoulder,” Felton said. Felton played well for the Knicks during the 2010-11 season, averaging 17.1 points in 54 starts before he was sent to Denver as part of the package for Carmelo Anthony. His return was met with a lukewarm response — and even some anger — from many Knicks fans, not only because he played so poorly last season but because it paved the way for Lin’s departure. “Jeremy had a good run. Jeremy did a lot of good things here, so the fact that they didn’t want him to leave, I mean, that’s expected,” Felton said. “I’m not upset at that at all. I don’t really care about that at all. He’s in Houston now; I’m here in New York, back where I wanted to be. I did a lot of great things when I was here. I’m looking forward to bringing those things back.” There was speculation the Knicks were angry that Lin had gone back to the Rockets to get a second offer, which would have been so difficult for New York to afford because of the expensive luxury tax payments it would have been subjected to in the third year. But Grunwald said the decision was a simple matter of choosing the best fit. “You go through free agency and you have a lot of irons in the fire, a lot of options available to you, and we felt that the Raymond Felton option was the best one at the end of the day,” Grunwald said. “We were excited to have Raymond back. “We weren’t disappointed at all.”
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Elian Herrera, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a base hit to win in the ninth inning of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Monday, Oct. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) 1, 2012, in Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper’s burst of energy and Adam LaRoche’s slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss on the first day of October could not stop them from clinching the NL East. Despite being beaten 2-0 by the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night, the Nationals earned their first division title since moving from Montreal in 2005, because the second-place Atlanta Braves lost 2-1 at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Washington, in first since May 22, leads Atlanta by three games with two to play in the regular season. The Braves’ loss finished as the top of the ninth inning ended in Washington, and the Nationals celebrated in their dugout with hugs, high-fives and spiked gloves. PIraTES 2, BraVES 1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ hopes of winning the National League East ended with a loss to the Pirates that clinched the division title for the Nationals. The Braves, who needed to sweep the Pirates and have first-place Washington drop three games to Philadelphia to tie for the division lead, will instead be the top wild card team and host the wild card game Friday. Starling Marte hit his sixth home run of the season and scored twice to lead the Pirates. Atlanta managed just two hits against Pittsburgh’s Jeff Locke (1-3), who picked up his first major league win. Jared Hughes worked the ninth for his second save in place of regular closer Joel Hanrahan. Paul Maholm (13-11) gave up two runs in seven innings while losing to his former team for the first time, striking out eight and walking three. CardINaLS 4, rEdS 2 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia homered off Bronson Arroyo and pitched into the seventh inning, helping the Cardinals clinch a tie for the second NL wild card and spoil Dusty Baker’s return from a mini-stroke. The defending World Series champions have won 11 of 14 and lead the Dodgers by two with two games to play. Arroyo (12-10) threw 73 pitches while allowing three runs over five innings in a tuneup for the postseason. He topped 200 innings for the seventh time but is 0-3 in his last four starts. The Reds are 96-64, tied with the Nationals for the best record in the National League with
Nationals wrap up NL East title, despite loss
two games to go, and must finish ahead of Washington to get home-field advantage throughout the postseason after losing the season series. dOdGErS 3, GIaNTS 2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elian Herrera singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Dodgers to a victory over the Giants that kept their postseason hopes alive. The Dodgers’ sixth consecutive victory tied a season high and kept them two games behind St. Louis for the second NL wild card. Their win prevented the Cardinals from clinching a playoff berth. The Dodgers and Cardinals each have two games remaining. Hanley Ramirez led off the ninth with a single off Santiago Casilla (7-6), advanced on a sacrifice by Shane Victorino and was held up at third on Luis Cruz’s single. A.J. Ellis was intentionally walked and Herrera lined an 0-1 pitch off the glove of second baseman Marco Scutaro for the winning run. Brandon League (2-6) got the win. aSTrOS 3, CuBS 0 CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs got their 100th loss of the season when Lucas Harrell threw six shutout innings to lead the Astros to a win. Four Houston pitchers combined on a twohitter and Fernando Martinez homered for the third consecutive game. The Astros avoided their franchise-record 107th loss in the opener of their final series in the National League before they move to the American League next season. The Cubs lost 100 games in a season for the first time since 1966 and were shut out for the 14th time this season. Chicago has lost more than 99 games twice, setting the franchise record of 103 losses in 1962 and 1966. The Cubs have dropped 12 of their last 14. Houston has matched its franchise record for losses with 106, but the Astros have won four of their last five and are 14-14 since Sept. 1. MarLINS 3, METS 2 MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 37th homer, and Rob Brantly hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning to help the Marlins beat the Mets. Heath Bell (4-5) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 19 chances. Cishek issued a two-out walk to Fred Lewis before Ike Davis
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Howard flattened the creases across the chest of his brand-new gold jersey and joined his teammates for a group photo, joking around and laughing even while saying cheese. The superstar center might be an eight-year NBA veteran, but Monday still felt like the first day of school. And it was, in a way: Howard is just getting started on his real NBA education from the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, who is just as eager to teach as Howard is to learn. “I know he’s going to be tough on me, but I expect that, and I want him to be that,” Howard said. “I want to be that guy. I’ll take all the heat he’s going to give me, because I know at the end of the day, it’s going to make me a better player and a better person. ... I’m willing to go through that process, learn from one of the greatest ever to play the game, and I think it’ll be great.” Howard and Bryant wore their gold uniforms together for the first time Monday as the Lakers opened training camp with a revamped roster and sky-high expectations. After two straight seasons ending in the second round of the playoffs, a remarkable offseason shuffle by Los Angeles general manager Mitch Kupchak and owner Jim Buss has put the Lakers in prime position to contend for their 17th NBA championship. Even while Metta World Peace crowed about the Lakers’ depth and Pau Gasol expressed his gratitude for staying with the Lakers after popping up in innumerable trade rumors, everybody’s eyes were on Bryant and Howard, the Lakers’ unquestioned leader and the supremely gifted big man he has already appointed as his heir. “This is my team, but I want to make sure that Dwight, when I retire, this is going to be his,” Bryant said. “I want to teach him everything I possibly know, so that when I step away, this organization can ride on as if I never left.” Even while both men say the situation is ideal, the entire NBA is eager to see how this teacher-student partnership will work. The 34-year-old Bryant is a ferocious perfectionist with famously little patience for teammates who aren’t serious about winning — including Andrew Bynum, the sometimes-immature All-Star center dispatched in the deal for Howard. The 26-year-old Howard raised league-wide doubts about his maturity during his strange, protracted departure from Orlando over the past two years — and don’t forget, Howard has just one season left on his contract. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing, according to Howard. “Me and Kobe have talked many times about it, and I think it’ll be great,” Howard said. “Learning from Kobe, I think, is something that I need for myself, so I can grow as a player and as a person. He’s been through almost every situation possible, on the court and off the court.” Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, Gasol and World Peace joined Howard and Bryant at the Lakers’ training complex Monday, the new starting five posing for seemingly every camera in Hollywood. Antawn Jamison, Chris Duhon, Steve Blake, Jordan Hill and Jodie Meeks were just offstage, all thrilled to be supporting players in this superstar-driven production. “I’m sure we’ll draw a little bit of attention from time to time this year,” said Nash, who will chase his first ring after the Lakers acquired him from Phoenix. “I think probably from the outside, it appears this is going to be a cinch. We’ve got a bunch of great players, we’ll come together and win 60-something games and go (into the playoffs) as a contender, but it’s going to be a big challenge for us. With so many personalities and dominant players, to try to find a cohesion and understanding is going to be a big challenge.” After carrying the entire Magic franchise on his broad shoulders for most of the past eight years, Howard has more help than he ever imagined on the West Coast. The Lakers also appear remarkably balanced, from Nash’s peerless playmaking and World Peace’s defensive prowess to the selfless supporting play of Gasol and Jamison, who is absolutely thrilled to be on a good team after 15 years with the NBA’s also-rans. “On its face, it’s the best talent I’ve been around,” Bryant said. “Whether that translates into a winning a championship remains to be seen, but just on paper, you’re talking about defensive player of the years, MVPs, All-Stars — guys who are at the top of their position and have been at the top for a long time.” Bryant suited up with all types of teammates during his first 16 years in Los Angeles. His relationship with Shaquille O’Neal yielded three championships and four NBA finals trips under Phil Jackson’s stewardship, yet ultimately ended in 2004 with both players eager to be apart.
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Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant gestures during their NBA basketball media day at the team’s (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
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Submission: Original and five copies of the Statement of Qualifications must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: “ER Work for Route 001-Nu’uuli to Utulei.” Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Tuesday, October 16, 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 Scope of Work 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 Qualification and to waive any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted proposals that are not in the best interest of the American Samoa Government or the public.
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➧ Bears over Cowboys 34-18
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Oakland Athletics players celebrate after clinching a wild card berth in the American League at the end of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Oakland, (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Calif.
replay showed the receiver still controlled the ball when his elbow hit the ground. In the fourth quarter, Dallas contended that the ball had been tipped before a pass interference call in the end zone. That was confirmed by replay, bringing up fourth down for Robbie Gould’s second field goal. The interception by Tillman in the second quarter, on a ball thrown right into his hands by Romo when intended receiver Dez Bryant was still running down the field, came on the third play a 43-yard field goal by Gould. “Tony saw it one way,” Garrett said. “Dez saw it another way.” Bryant had eight catches for 105 yards. Dallas responded to that quick 10-point surge by going 80 yards on nine plays, capped by Romo’s 10-yard TD pass to Miles Austin with 14 seconds left in the half. Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte returned to the Bears lineup after missing the last game with a sprained right ankle and being limited in practice all week. He had 13 carries for 52 yards. NOTES: Chicago is 8-2 in Monday night games under Smith. ... Cowboys punter Chris Jones was out with a sprained left knee after being hit during the win over Tampa Bay last week. Veteran Brian Moorman, signed after being released by Buffalo, punted three times, two of them downed at his 6. ... The roof and huge glass doors were both open at Cowboys Stadium for the first time since a Monday night game against the New York Giants two years ago. Dallas also lost that game.
➧ American League Baseball Roundup…
Chris Davis homered for the fifth straight game for the Orioles, a two-run shot off Kyle Farnsworth that trimmed Baltimore’s deficit to 5-3 in the ninth. Fernando Rodney worked out of a jam to earn his 47th save in 49 opportunities. The Orioles arrived in St. Petersburg for the season-ending series later than expected Sunday night after their plane had to divert to Jacksonville because of a fire in the galley. WHITE SOX 11, INdIaNS 0 CLEVELAND (AP) — White Sox rookie Hector Santiago allowed one hit in seven shutout innings to beat Cleveland, but Chicago was eliminated from postseason contention when Detroit defeated Kansas City. Santiago (4-1), who began the season as the team’s closer, struck out a season-high 10. The Indians’ only hit off the left-hander was ShinSoo Choo’s two-out single in the third. The second-place White Sox won for the third time in 13 games. They collapsed down the stretch after leading the AL Central for 63 straight days. The White Sox scored four runs in the sixth off Corey Kluber (2-5) and added six in the ninth. Dayan Viciedo hit his first grand slam to make it 11-0. BLuE JayS 6, TWINS 5, 10 INNINGS TORONTO (AP) — Anthony Gose singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and Toronto rallied to beat Minnesota. Adam Lind went 4 for 4 and Brandon Lyon (4-0) worked out of a bases-loaded jam to earn the win in
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front of a season-low crowd of 12,359. Adeiny Hechavarria hit a one-out single off Brian Duensing (4-12) and moved to second on a wild pitch. Toronto tied it in the ninth when Yan Gomes hit a two-out homer, snapping Glen Perkins’ streak of 12 straight successful save conversions. Trevor Plouffe homered and had three RBIs for the Twins. Three-time AL batting champion Joe Mauer went 1 for 5, dropping his average to .322, seven points behind Miguel Cabrera. aNGELS 8, MarINErS 4 SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Trout had four hits and drove in three runs against Seattle, but it wasn’t enough to keep Los Angeles in the playoff chase. The Angels, with a high payroll and high expectations when the season started, were eliminated from the wild-card race when Oakland beat Texas. C.J. Wilson (13-10) went 6 1-3 innings for the victory. He allowed six hits and two runs, striking out seven and walking five. Felix Hernandez (13-9) gave up a seasonhigh 12 hits and seven runs in 5 1-3 innings. He went 0-4 with a 6.62 ERA after Aug. 27. Trout was a home run shy of the cycle and raised his batting average to .325, four points behind Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera for the AL lead.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (16) and center Dwight Howard pose during their NBA basketball media day at the team’s headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, Oct. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) 1, 2012.
➧ National League Baseball Roundup…
grounded out to end the game, giving the Marlins their second win in 11 games. In the bottom of the eighth, Ramon Ramirez (3-4) allowed a lead-off walk to Carlos Lee and then allowed Lee to reach second on a wild pitch. Brantly followed with a double down the left-field line. BrEWErS 5, PadrES 3 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Gomez, Rickie Weeks and Jonathan Lucroy all hit home runs to lead the Brewers to a win over the Padres. Shaun Marcum gave up two runs and six hits in six innings as Milwaukee clinched a winning season for the second straight year. Jim Henderson gave up a run in the seventh inning, Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless eighth and John Axford struck out the side in the ninth inning to get his 34 save in 43 chances. Clayton Richard (14-14) gave up five runs and 10 hits in seven innings for his second
➧ Howard & the L.A. Lakers…
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straight loss after winning five straight decisions. rOCKIES 7, dIaMONdBaCKS 5 PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Nelson drove home Tyler Colvin to start a four-run rally in the 13th inning and the Rockies hung on for a victory over the Diamondbacks. Paul Goldschmidt sent the game into extra innings when he homered off Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt with one out in the ninth to make it 3-3. Colvin led off the 13th with a ground-rule double off Brad Bergesen (2-1) and Nelson followed with a looping single to center. Charlie Blackmon later added a bases-loaded, RBI single off Mike Zagurski, the Diamondbacks’ seventh pitcher. Nelson scored on a fielder’s choice and Matt McBride came home on a wild pitch to complete the rally. Josh Outman (1-3) allowed two runs, walked two and struck out two in 2-3 of an inning for the win.
“It’s a different dynamic than when I was here with Shaq, because I had to do something that ... I naturally don’t do, which is be a quarterback and make plays for other people,” Bryant said. “The responsibility of him getting the ball fell on me, and this is not naturally what I do. I figured it out, but here, that’s Steve (Nash). Steve is the quarterback, and he has a great system and offense to play around with and manipulate, and I just slide to my natural spots.” Bryant and Howard can’t immediately get to work on their on-court chemistry, of course. Howard still has no timetable for his return to the court from offseason back surgery, discounting rumors he’s targeting the Lakers’ season opener Oct. 30. But Howard is feeling better every day while working with the Lakers’ training staff and his own team. He worked on post moves without contact last week with the Lakers’ coaching staff — and the big man is eager to show off everything he’s already learning in L.A. “I don’t want to have any setbacks,” Howard said. “I don’t want to play a couple of games and then have to sit down. I want to be able to play the whole season. I owe that to the fans and the team. We all have one mission, one goal. I want to be 100 percent before that, so I can give my teammates everything I’ve got.”
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Defense coming together, Bengals win three straight
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have done what’s necessary keep themselves in playoff position a fourth of the way into the season. The toughest part begins later this month. At 3-1, they’ve given themselves some wiggle room that they’ll likely need. Cincinnati remained tied with Baltimore atop the AFC North with a 27-10 win at Jacksonville, their third straight after they got drubbed by the Ravens 44-13 in the season opener. The Bengals did it with a defense missing its two starting cornerbacks and an offense riding the Dalton-to-Green combination to a lot of big plays. “We’re definitely ahead of where we were last year,” quarterback Andy Dalton said on Monday. They are on offense. The defense is something of a mess, but playing well enough to keep the winning streak intact heading into a home game Sunday against Miami (1-3). Cornerbacks Leon Hall (hamstring) and Nate Clements (calf) missed Sunday’s game with injuries. Hall, their top defender, has missed the last two games, cutting into the depth in the defensive backfield. After two tough opening games, the defense is starting to come together, improving from 29th in the league to 19th with a solid showing against Jacksonville. The Bengals had six sacks on Sunday and lead the league with 17 overall. It was a major improvement over a 38-31 win at Washington the previous week. “I think we just played pretty well,” cornerback Terence Newman said Monday. “(Coach Mike Zimmer) has been on us pretty hard because we haven’t been playing up to the potential the guys on this team are able to play up to. All week, he’s been just pretty much down our throats and wanting us to hustle to the ball, finish plays, finish games. “Honestly, you would have never thought we had won the game last week (in Washington) when we came in the meeting on Monday. He was pretty mad.” The return of defensive end Carlos Dunlap has made a huge difference in the pass rush. Dunlap missed the first two games with a sprained knee, suffered in the first preseason game. Left end Michael Johnson had a career-high three sacks against the Redskins with Dunlap on the other side of the line, and tackle Geno Atkins had two on Sunday at Jacksonville. “I’m really excited about Dunlap and Michael Johnson and Geno,” said defensive tackle Domata Peko, who had a sack on Jacksonville’s first play. “They’re all excellent pass rushers. In the league right now it seems like there’s a lot more passing, so you’ve got to be good at rushing the passer.” The offense has been at its best during the three-game stretch, taking advantage of teams attempting to cover receiver A.J. Green with one defender. Green had the best game of his career — nine catches for 183 yards — in the win against Washington, which used a lot of man-to-man coverage. The Bengals expected less man-to-man coverage by the Jaguars, who tried Washington’s approach and paid for it. Green had six catches for 117 yards, most in the second half when Dalton saw the single coverage and looked Green’s way. “Going in, we thought we were going to get a lot of (double coverage), but that wasn’t how they were playing it,” Dalton said. “He didn’t have a catch in the first quarter, then he had several the rest of the game. We keep finding ways to get him the ball.” The most pleasing development has been the play of the offensive line. Left guard Travelle Wharton tore up his right knee in the first preseason game. Center Kyle Cook hurt his right foot and ankle in the final preseason game, a significant injury that could end his season. The Bengals signed free agent Jeff Faine to replace him. They’re also starting rookie Kevin Zeitler at right guard, leaving the middle of the line in flux. So far, it’s done a good job of protecting Dalton, who ranks fifth in the NFL with a 103 passer rating. Dalton leads the league in fourthquarter passer rating at 151.7 with four touchdowns and no interceptions. “Just the knowledge of the offense is a lot better than last year and that’s how it should be,” Dalton said. “We’ve got to keep getting better.” The Bengals are in the middle of a stretch of five consecutive games against quarterbacks who are either rookies or in their second year. The schedule gets much tougher in midOctober, starting with games against Pittsburgh, Denver and the Giants. A quarter of the way into the season, they’ve gotten the wins they needed. “The second quarter is going to be just as tough, if not tougher,” Newman said. “The third quarter is going to be tougher than the second, and the fourth is going to be the most difficult. As long as we can maintain and stay healthy I think we’ll definitely be OK.”
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) during the second half ofan NFL football game Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Arlington, (AP Photo/The Waco Tribune-Herald, Jose Yau) Texas. The Bears won 34-18.
point reception by Futi was good again. Just when everyone thought Nu’uuli would spark things up when they were consistently coming back with their running game, they were surprised on a second down situation on their own 14-yard line, when Nu’uuli’s Felise Enoka missed the sweep play from their quarterback, causing the ball to bounce back field, which a host of Warrior defenders recovering on Nu’uuli’s 1-yard line. With just 34 seconds remaining in the first half Umu was sent again up the middle to record another Warrior touchdown. Their two point conversion was the same play to Futi, and it worked every time with the Warriors going to half time with a 56 – 0 lead. Nu’uuli paid no attention to the scoreboard in the second half of the game, as they played out a defensive strategy that they should’ve used in the first half of the game. Fereti was rested and Tafuna’s offense was in control under the command of back up quarterback AJ Filoiali’i. The Warriors did not score a touchdown in the second half of the game, with Nu’uuli bringing the non stop pressure on Filoiali’i. The game concluded with the same score, and Nu’uuli went home thinking they could’ve done better in the first half of the game, as they lost to the Warriors in a 56 – 0. SaMOa NEWS PLayEr OF THE GaME: “VICIOuS” VENa uMu Samoa News selected the Senior Running Back from Kokoland as the Player of the Game after averaging 13 yards per carry, 7 Broken Tackles, 2 ground touchdowns, 1 “Vicious” Vena Umu receiving touchdown, and three [photo: TG] two point conversions. FrIday NIGHT LIGHTS Jr. VarSITy dIVISION LEONE 61 – MarIST 0 Leone sure didn’t win with the same points when they defeated Marist last weekend with their 22 – 0 victory, after all “Frost” Folasa Vili was out of the game. This past Thursday, no such luck for the Crusaders as it had “Frost” featured from start to finish for a blowout victory by the Lions. “Frost” put up the first six points of the game early in the first quarter of the match, as Marist were still trying to figure out how to stop this uncatchable juke machine. Then, with just 47 seconds remaining in the first quarter of the game, Leone’s Jeremiah Pritchard pounded his way into the end zone on a sweep play for his 1 -ard touchdown reception that had the Lions on top 12 – 0. 9:23 in the second quarter, the Crusaders Paul Collins sent over the four and out punting situation. Folasa received that punt, and returned it all the way back to spot Leone’s first down situation on the Crusaders 2-yard line, where Tagaleo’o hooked up with wide receiver (#85) for another Leone touchdown that had them leading with 19 points. Folasa again returned a 75-yard punt with just 8:09 remaining to play in the second quarter of the game which confirmed Leone on top 25 – 0. 5:34, still in the second quarter of the game, and Leone spotted themselves with a first down situation on the Crusaders 4-yard line after a hard running situation by Quinn Solo Chanel, the SN Player of the Game from week No. 6, as he was sent up the middle on the first down situation to score his first touchdown of the game. Their two point conversion out to Sione Moeaki was good enough to spot the Lions with a 33 point lead. It’s 5:20 in the second and Tagaleo’o with the hot shoulder decided to fire out a long pass to Chanel again who caught that connection, and turned it up field for a 45-yard touchdown reception that had the Lions extending their lead to 41 – 0 after the two point insertion by Tagaleo’o. At the start of the third quarter of the game, the “Mercy Rule” was in effect with Leone wasting no time, and getting right back in the scoring mode with Folasa in the back field. Early in the third quarter, 10:36, and the opening kick-off for the second quarter was in the hands of Folasa, who returned it all the way to the Crusaders 3-yard line, recording an 86 yard reception that almost went back for a touchdown, until Vili ran out of gas and was taken out of bounds by Paul Collins of Marist. Leone’s first down situation there saw Moeaki working his way up the middle again for his first touchdown of the game that had Leone leading by 49 points. Late in the third quarter, 1:52 remaining, and Leone’s Chanel bangs his way up the middle again for a 3-yard touchdown reception, his third touchdown of the game.
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Not too long after that, closing off the match early in the fourth quarter, Leone with a first down situation on the Crusaders 2-yard line, and Tagaleo’o decided that he would close off the game with a 2-yard quarterback keep that sent six more points to the Lions side of the scoreboard, as they went home to celebrate their 61 – 0 victory over the Crusaders. SaMOa NEWS JV PLayEr OF THE GaME: “FrOST” FOLaSa VILI This is the fourth time that Folasa Vili, the Freshmen from the village of Sogi has captured the SN Player of the Game title. He recorded 2 touchdowns, one ground TD, and a 75-yard punt return. Vili racked up over a 100 rushing yards on offense and special teams. He averaged 11 solo tackles and 8 assists on defense along “Frost” Folasa Vili with 2 tackles for losses to help [photo: TG] Leone with thei victory. VarSITy dIVISION MarIST 38 – KaNaNa FOu 6 The Crusaders probably wished they played the Lions varsity squad in revenge of their JV’s loss, but it was the Stallions they had to face on Friday night, with Kanana Fou coming in full effect during the first half of the game. Being the only team in the league who hasn’t won a single game yet this year, Kanana Fou sure didn’t play like it during the first half of the game against the Crusaders this past Friday evening. Crusaders just spotted their second down conversion on their own 48-yard line, in the second play of the game, and Marist sent Edward Peters off to the end zone with the first touchdown, a 52-yard reception by Peters that stunned the Stallions early in the ball game that had Marist leading by six. Kanana Fou adjusted on defense very well, and made sure that the mistake they made when Peters entered the end zone, would never happen again. And they kept their promise, when they held the Crusaders to their only six points of the game, all the way to half time with the score still remaining 6 – 0. It wasn’t until the late in the third quarter, when the Crusaders Masela Afoa boosted the Crusaders pace with his 45-yard punt return that was taken all the way back for a touchdown, which allowed Marist to get things going. 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Crusaders’ Iki Tuileta handed off the third down situation counter attack to Uluao Letuli who turned his 19-yard reception up field for his first touchdown of the game. Their two point conversion saw Letuli again in the end zone to have Marist on top with a 22 point lead. Suddenly, early in the fourth quarter with 9:38 on the clock, and the Stallions surprise the Crusaders with their first touchdown of the game, when Kanana Fou was running a third down situation on the Crusaders 4-yard line, and quarterback Pale Filoiali’i decided to use his juking skills to put Kanana Fou on the scoreboard for the first time in the game, bringing them back to trail Marist 22 – 6. Tensions started to rise in both teams, after continuous Personal Foul penalties against both teams, that almost broke out a into fight late in the fourth quarter of the game. But that didn’t distract the Crusaders from their on-going rhythm. 3:32 remaining in the ball game, and Crusader Joe Mano came in for Tuileta at quarterback. With Marist on first down on the Stallions 4- yard line, the Crusaders sent in the hard hitting James Migo to play running back, and in his first play of the game he appeared in the end zone for his first touchdown of the game. Their two point conversion out to Migo again was good. 1:46 remaining in the ball game, and Mano sent a perfect pass out to Poutasi Meredith who scored the last touchdown of the game, to send Marist home with the 38 – 6 win for the Crusaders in week No. 7, with still no win for the Stallions. SaMOa NEWS PLayEr OF THE GaME: JuLIuS FITISEMaNu The Junior Linebacker/Cornerback who transferred from Tafuna High School to Marist this year racked up the game on defense, as he recorded 2 sacks, 16 solo tackles, 14 assists, 2 tackles for losses, and a pass Julius Fitisemanu [photo: TG] deflection on defense.
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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.
IVY V. TAUFA’ASAU Chief Procurement Officer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage. And, yes, he could break his neck while jumping from a mind-boggling altitude of 23 miles. But the risk of a gruesome death has never stopped “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner in all his years of skydiving and skyscraper leaping, and it’s not about to now. Next Monday over New Mexico, he will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history and try to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. “So many unknowns,” Baumgartner says, “but we have solutions to survive.” The 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria is hoping to reach 690 mph, or Mach 1, after leaping from his balloon-hoisted capsule over the desert near Roswell. He will have only a pressurized suit and helmet for protection as he tries to go supersonic 65 years after Chuck Yeager, flying an experimental rocket plane, became the first human to go faster than the speed of sound. Doctors, engineers and others on Baumgartner’s Red Bullsponsored team have spent as much as five years studying the risks and believe they have done everything possible to bring him back alive. He has tested out his suit and capsule in two dress rehearsals, jumping from 15 miles in March and 18 miles in July. Baumgartner will be more than three times higher than the cruising altitude of jetliners when he hops, bunny-style, out of the capsule and into a near-vacuum where there is barely any oxygen and less than 1 percent of the air pressure on Earth. If all goes well, he will reach the speed of sound in about half a minute at an altitude of around 100,000 feet. Then he will start to slow as the atmosphere gets denser, and after five minutes of free fall, he will pull his main parachute. The entire descent should last 15 to 20 minutes. He will be rigged with cameras that will provide a live broadcast of the jump via the Internet, meaning countless viewers could end up witnessing a horrific accident. Baumgartner is insistent on going live with his flight. “We want to share that with the world,” he says. “It’s like landing on the moon. Why was that live?” His team of experts — including the current record-holder from a half-century ago, Joe Kittinger, now 84 — will convene inside a NASA-style Mission Control in the wee hours Monday for the liftoff of the helium balloon at sunrise. “All the things that can happen are varying degrees of bad,” offers Baumgartner’s top medical man, Dr. Jonathan Clark, a former NASA flight surgeon. Clark was married to space shuttle astronaut Laurel Clark, who was killed aboard Columbia while it was returning to Earth in 2003, and he has dedicated himself to improving astronauts’ chances of survival in a high-altitude disaster. NASA is paying close attention, eager to improve its spacecraft and spacesuits for emergency escape, but is merely an observer; the energy drink maker is footing the bill and will not say how much it is costing. The No. 1 fear is a breach of Baumgartner’s suit. If it breaks open — if, say, he bangs into the capsule while jumping or supersonic shock waves batter him — potentially lethal bubbles could form in his bodily fluids. That’s what’s known as boiling blood. A Soviet military officer died in 1962 after jumping from a balloon at 86,000 feet; the visor of his helmet hit the gondola and cracked. During the descent, the temperature could be as low as minus 70. Baumgartner’s suit will be all he has between his body and the extreme cold. Then there’s the risk of a flat spin, in which Baumgartner loses control of his body during the free fall and starts spinning. A long, fast spin, if left unchecked, could turn his eyeballs into blood-soaked, reddish-purple orbs, and he could be left temporarily blind. Also, a massive blood clot could form in his brain. A small stabilizing chute will automatically deploy if he goes into a flat spin and blacks out or otherwise becomes incapacitated. He also has an emergency chute that will automatically deploy if he is unable to pull the cord on his main chute. Baumgartner’s team has a plan for every contingency but one: If the balloon ruptures shortly after liftoff because of a gust of wind or something else, the capsule will come crashing down with him inside. He won’t have time to blow the hatch and bail out. “I have every expectation that he’ll come through this successfully based on our analysis,” Clark says, “but you know, it still is an unknown.” Kittinger leapt from an open gondola on Aug. 16, 1960, from an altitude of 19.5 miles and reached 614 mph, or Mach 0.9 — records that stand to this day. He was a captain in the Air Force, and the military’s Excelsior project was a test bed for the nation’s young space program.
Skydiver aims to break the sound barrier in free fall
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A North Korean minister lashed out at the United States on Monday, warning that its “hostile” policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war. Addressing the final session of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual high-level meeting, Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon said the Koreas have become “the world’s most dangerous hotspot” and pledged to use the North’s “mighty” military deterrent against any “reckless provocations.” “The only way to prevent war and ensure lasting peace on the Korean peninsula is to put an end to the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK,” he said, using the initials of the country’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The U.S. State Department had no comment on the speech. Pak addressed the 193-member world body for the first time since the death in December of North Korea’s longtime leader Kim Jong Il and the transfer of power to his son, Kim Jong Un. His speech gave some clues about the foreign policy approach of the new leader, whom Pak addressed as “our dear respected marshal.” Pak said Kim is leading efforts to advance his father’s economic development program with his own “insight into the world,” and is implementing an “independent foreign policy” and opening a new chapter in developing relations with friendly countries “not bound by the past.” Much of his speech focused on North Korea’s continuing state of war with the United States more than 60 years after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice but no peace treaty. Pak said Pyongyang’s view that from the day the country was founded Washington’s intention has been “to destroy the ideas and system chosen by our people and to occupy the whole of the Korean peninsula and to use it as a stepping-stone for realizing its strategy of dominating the whole of Asia.” “Today, due to the continued U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK,” Pak said, “the vicious cycle of confrontation and aggravation of tension is an ongoing phenomenon on the Korean peninsula, which has become the world’s most dangerous hotspot where a spark of fire could set off a thermonuclear war.” Since 2003, the U.S., Russia, China, Japan and South Korea have been trying to negotiate a disarmament deal with North Korea that would halt its nuclear program. But the North moved ahead, conducting a nuclear test in 2006 which led to U.N. sanctions. The North walked away from the talks in 2009 and later that year exploded its second nuclear device. So far, efforts to re-start the six-party talks have failed. Pak said the United States has finalized scenarios for a new Korean War and “is waiting for a chance to implement them” and impose military rule after an invasion. The latest military drill in August involving more than 80,000 troops from the U.S., South Korea and seven countries that fought with them in the Korean War “drove the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of war,” Pak said. ,In an apparent reference to North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and massive military, Pak said his nation’s “patience and self-defensive war deterrent,” have prevented U.S. military provocations “from turning into an all-out war on the Korean peninsula.” “However, the DPRK’s patience does not mean it is unlimited,” he warned. While the government aims to build “a prosperous and powerful state,” Pak said, the North was right to build a strong military and “war deterrent” as a “mighty weapon” to respond immediately to provocations and confront any aggression “with a just war of reunifying the country.” Ties between the divided Koreas are at a low point following a failed North Korean rocket launch in April that Washington, Seoul and others have called a cover for a test of long-range missile technology. North Korea says the rocket, which broke apart shortly after liftoff, was meant to launch an observational satellite. Many South Koreans also remain jittery from two 2010 attacks blamed on Pyongyang that killed 50 South Koreans. Pak lamented that the atmosphere of reconciliation and agreements spawned by historic North-South summit meetings in 2000 and 2007 were negated when South Korean President Lee Myung-bak took office in 2008 and drove relations between the Koreas “to the worst state.” Lee will step down after presidential elections in South Korea in December, which Pak didn’t mention. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Tuesday that the North’s provocations have made it difficult for relations to improve, denying Pak’s claim that Seoul is to blame for the deterioration in ties. The North Korean minister did say his government “will join hands with anyone who truly wants the reunification of the country and reconciliation” without interference from outside forces.
North Korea: Spark could set off nuclear war
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE American Samoa Government
Public invited to review draft of new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for American Samoa
Every five years the US Economic Development Administration requires a major update of a community’s CEDS as a requirement for EDA public works and technical assistance grants. ASG regards this as an opportunity to review its economic development policies, programs and priorities particularly under present unstable economic conditions. EDA has been a major force in American Samoa’s economic development for 40 years, having funded hotel, industrial park, port, and the market place and water and sewer utilities over that period. Hundreds of people representing the private sector, the executive office and the legislature have been consulted in the preparation of this CEDS. This consultation process will continue through the final completion and approval of the process. We want to make sure that there is an opportunity for the public to contribute to this process as well. For this reason, we are making a draft of the document available for public review and comment. The document will be available for review between September 05 and October 05, 2012. For document review arrangements please contact: Lasiandra Hall at 633-5155 x240 Please submit review comments to Lasiandra Hall at lasiandra.hall@.doc.as
Department of Student Services
Position Title: Employment Status:
Full Time 12 months (One Year Contract with Benefits)
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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HaWaII HuNTErS SENTENCEd IN dEEr SMuGGLING CaSE HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge sentenced two Hawaii hunters to community service on Monday after an investigation into the interisland smuggling of axis deer by helicopter. Neither man was charged with the smuggling itself, but prosecutors said their actions introduced axis deer to the Big Island for the first time and harmed the environment as a result. Daniel Rocha of Mountain View on the Big Island was sentenced to 100 hours of community service for having sheep in his possession without a permit. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Richard Puglisi also ordered Rocha to pay a $1,000 fine. Puglisi ordered Jeffrey Grundhauser to perform 100 hours of community service for taking an unlicensed hunter to shoot game animals on his ranch in upcountry Maui. Grundhauser must also pay a $15,000 fine and will be on probation for one year. The deer were introduced to the Big Island as part of a trade in December 2009. Rocha provided Grundhauser’s hunting ranch with about a dozen mouflon sheep that he raised at his small farm in Mountain View. In exchange, Grundhauser gave Rocha four axis deer from Maui that Rocha released on a private ranch on the Big Island. The animals were taken between the islands by Maui helicopter pilot Thomas Hauptman. A federal judge last month sentenced Hauptman to help the Big Island organization trying to eradicate deer by providing the group with 500 hours of flight time. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service have confiscated all the sheep taken to Maui. The Big Island Invasive Species Committee has so far killed three deer within a two-mile radius of where Rocha released the deer. Conservationists, state officials and ranchers worry the deer could harm Big Island forests, farms and ranches if they become established there. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Song said Rocha released the deer because he believed it was his right to hunt and provide for his family. But he said Rocha failed to understand there are rules and laws to protect the environment and community, and didn’t have the resources to contain the deer. He said prosecutors brought the case before the court to deter others from similarly transporting and selling wildlife. “I hope the message gets to the people of Hawaii, and the people doing these things, that U.S. attorneys are serious about prosecuting cases like this,” Song told the judge. Rocha told the judge he wouldn’t have done what he did if he knew it was illegal. He said hunters have a right to gather food, but there aren’t many game animals left on the Big Island for them to hunt. “I did what I did to help hunters,” he said. Song said Grundhauser was motivated by money and wanted to enrich his hunting ranch. But he noted Grundhauser was remorseful and wouldn’t have done what he did if he knew how great the public outcry would be. He also noted Grundhauser cooperated with investigators, and authorities wouldn’t have been able to solidify their case without his help. Grundhauser told the judge he takes responsibility for taking an unlicensed hunter — an undercover Fish and Wildlife Service investigator — on a hunt at his ranch. He said it wouldn’t happen again. He also said he didn’t know it was illegal to transport wildlife. “I love Hawaii and I would never do anything to harm it,” he told Puglisi. Grundhauser will perform his community service by working for the Maui Invasive Species Committee. Song and Rocha’s attorney still need to determine where Rocha will perform his community service.
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Origin Energy American Samoa Inc. is an equal opportunity employer offering good pay and benefits to our staff, including medical, life insurance , and retirement benefits. We invite qualified candidates to submit their resume and to fill out an application at our main office in Tafuna.
Minimum Qualifications: • High School Diploma – or obtained a GED • Valid ID and SSN – valid to work in the territory • Valid Private Drivers license – no restrictions • Computer literate – able to complete daily reports • Five years experience in supervisory or management position • Five years Background in plumbing, piping or similar tasks Preferred Qualifications: • Commercial Drivers License • Experience working with LPgas or similar material Requirements: • Able to work outside regular work hours if needed • Good Health -Physically able to perform delivery tasks If you meet all of the above requirements and are interested in this position, please apply by stopping by our Tafuna Office with a copy of your resume and/or email us at ryan.bohanak@originenergy.as .
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aNTI-raIL SuPEr PaC SET uP FOr HONOLuLu raCE HONOLULU (AP) — A group against Oahu’s $5 billion rail plan has set up a “super” political committee to indirectly back former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano in Honolulu’s mayoral race. Organizers tell Hawaii News Now that SaveOurHonolulu.com was formed in response to pro-rail Pacific Resource Partnership. SaveOurHonolulu.com is led by Walter Heen, a retired appellate court judge who stepped down as chairman of Cayetano’s campaign to form the group. Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited sums. Pacific Resource Partnership has spent more than $1 million attacking Cayetano, who came out of political retirement to run for mayor to stop the rail plan. The new group is likely to target Cayetano’s opponent, former acting mayor Kirk Caldwell. HaWaII SETS INSuraNCE MINIMuMS FOr HEaLTH CarE HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has set minimum standards for health care insurance plans that can be sold in Hawaii under new federal guidelines. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the minimums at a press conference on Monday. Abercrombie says the minimums will help Hawaii lead the nationwide health care transition. The minimums include things like ambulance services, hospitalization and prescription drugs. The guidelines will take effect in 2014. Hawaii is among the states that bet correctly that the U.S. Supreme Court would uphold Obama’s law. The high court ruled in favor of the law in June. U.S. Census data from 2010 show 7.7 percent of Hawaii residents are without health insurance. That’s the second-lowest rate in the country behind Massachusetts at 5.5 percent. THE u.S. NaVy INKS $85 MILLION ENVIrONMENTaL dEaL WITH aECOM HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it has awarded a contract worth up to $85 million over five years to AECOM Technical Services Inc. as part of its environmental restoration program in the Pacific. The service said Monday the contract is for the Los Angeles-based firm’s architecture, engineering, environmental and technical services. Vice Commander Capt. Pete Lynch of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific says its restoration program is to responsibly protect environments around active bases. Officials say the work will mainly include services around bases in Hawaii and Guam. AECOM Technology Corp. says it earned $69 million on $2.1 billion in revenue in its fiscal third quarter that ended June 30. Its stock was up 4 cents, or 19 percent, to $21.20 in afternoon trading Monday after closing at $21.16 on Friday. uH PrOFESSOr: MEXICaN IMMIGraNTS TarGETEd IN HI HONOLULU (AP) — An ethnic studies professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa says state and federal immigration officials have disproportionately targeted Mexicans in Hawaii for detention and deportation. Professor Monisha Das Gupta told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in a report published Monday that the number of immigration cases in Hawaii involving Mexicans goes against demographics in the state. Das Gupta says roughly 10 percent of the 40,000 illegal immigrants in Hawaii are Mexican. But of the 767 cases handled by Honolulu Immigration Court during fiscal 2011, 22 percent involved Mexicans. Cases involving Chinese nationals make up 24 percent of the cases, while Filipinos are involved in 20 percent of the cases. The Department of Homeland Security says nearly 7,300 foreign nationals were granted legal permanent residence in Hawaii in fiscal 2011.
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2008 KIA Soronto, 57,000 miles. Asking $10,000. Call l731-6642 for more info. [10/2] 1997 FORD EXPEDITION White, AC, power steering, in very good condition. Asking $8,000 OBO. Call 699-4110. 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. 731-5299 or 699-9133. 2001 NISSAN FRONTIER TRUCK $5,900 negotiable.2WD, 2 door Extra Cab, blue, 95,000 miles. Call 258-2000. [10/03]
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1 BDRM APT Fully furnished, huge parking lots, on the roadside. Also 1 Bdrm Studio fully furnished. Both available anytime. Call 699-9603, 252-8383 or 258-7260. [10/09 CLEAN 3 BDRM 2 BATH Partially or fully furnished rental house, private yard & garden with double carport. Contact Joan 688-7344. [10/06] 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 6999557 or 254-2788. [10/11] 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 @ 2587629. [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 699-9169 or email sreid41@yahoo.com [10/02]
CAREGIVER Needed to care for someone with special needs during the daytime from Monday-Friday. Please contact Fusipala 256-4237 or 6331326. [10/02] HELP NEEDED FOR FARM WORK Must be honest, reliable and bilingual. Call Ed 2585700. [10/02]
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2 Master w/ Bathrooms & 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Spacious Kitchen, Living & Laundry Area. Secure & Safe. Available now for Rent located behind Ave ole Fetu Ao Methodist Church at Tafuna Fagaima. Please call us at 731-9374 or email at land_devs2010@yahoo.com.
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LEONE HS FOOTBALL PARENTS Meeting Thur Oct 4th 5:30pm LHS Gym. Homecoming Oct 13th. Get info: Andrew 731-1100 or Leilani 770-1647. 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. SURVIVORS TAKING ACTION THROUGH SHARING Meeting every Saturday. Open Fellowship, everyone welcome @ Lion’s office by Showers of Blessing. Elizabeth 770-2504 or 699-0272 (Victiims of Violence) ASOA General Meetings. Will be held each month on the 3rd Friday at 10am at ASOA Center in Tafuna on Tasi St. All seniors welcome. Questions, call Marilyn 699-4432. 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 CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Have you been diagnosed with cancer & need someone to talk to? Call Stella 731-8606. 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]
Oversees & coordinates the planning, organizing, training and leadership necessary to achiever stated objectives in sales, costs, employee retention, guest service and satisfaction, food quality, cleanliness and sanitation. Have knowledge of policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines and training programs, Ensures all food products are consistently prepared and served as pre restaurant’s recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards; achiever company objectives in sales, service, quality, appearance of facility and sanitation and cleanliness and create a positive, productive working environment. Reports to CEO. MINIMUMQ UALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree + at least 2 years of experience in food service, or Associate’s degree + 5 years culinary experience with 2 years as a manager/supervisor. Be able to communicate and understand the predominant language(s) of the restaurant’s trading area; service and food & beverage, generally involving at least a three years of front-of-the-house operations and/or assistant management positions. Possess excellent basic math skills and have the ability to operate a cash register or POS system. Must have the stamina to work 50 to 60 hours per week and lift at least 50 lbs. Must have clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English, be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; have excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills.
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Universal Crossword
Edited by Timothy E. Parker October 2, 2012
ACROSS 1 Provoked (with “on”) 6 Pale purple 11 Photo ___ (journalists’ desires) 14 Garden statue 15 “___ man with seven wives” 16 Decaf dispenser at a diner 17 Like Maryland crabs in the winter 19 Foot part 20 Bully’s weapons 21 A layer with a hole 23 Alternatives 26 Pot, in the past 27 Blind slat 28 Sorrowful sound 30 Pre-deal chip 31 Not good places to get your kicks 32 ___ and cry (public clamor) 35 Post-prenup statement 36 Unconscious 38 Pull the plug on 39 Part of Great Britain’s defense 40 Cockamamie 41 Deep draft of liquor 42 Barely worth bringing up 44 Annul, as a
judgment 46 Peyton Manning is one 48 All-night flights 49 From around here 50 Ozzy Osbourne’s wife 52 “Shoot!” 53 Gasping 58 A’s distant cousin 59 Coined word? 60 “Sesame Street” character 61 Wintertime in D.C. 62 Uses camouflage 63 Winona of “Edward Scissorhands” DOWN 1 ___ trip (self-indulgent activity) 2 Serengeti antelope 3 Acquired or understood 4 Expressive of feelings 5 Spoil the surface of 6 Property restrictions 7 “And while ___ it ...” 8 Subtracting 9 ___ Z (completely) 10 Paddling advocate 11 Safe from approaching
danger 12 Lying facedown 13 Lip-curling look 18 One who says, “See you in court!” 22 Road to enlightenment, for some 23 Mrs. Cliff Huxtable 24 Civic organization? 25 Like some expenses 26 Indian royal 28 Fake 29 Limb’s partner 31 Name on the marquee 33 Call to the workers of the world 34 Does some lawn work 36 Waterproof
fabric 37 Golden Rule word 41 Stage background 43 The Santa ___ winds 44 “Walk” or “crawl” or “sink” or “swim” 45 Infatuated one 46 Job for firemen 47 American Beauties 48 Some are inflatable 50 Poker game 51 Coil in a garden 54 Controversial mentalist Geller 55 Clause connector 56 Reason for OT 57 That lady’s pronoun
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NOT IN TO IT? By Rob Lee
HaPPy BIrTHday: Don’t let stubbornness stand in your way. Believe in your abilities and trust your instincts. Build a comfortable place to explore new avenues and develop talents. Your home is your castle and must be pleasing if you want to advance personally and professionally. An even pace and positive attitude will make a difference to your future. Your numbers are 9, 16, 22, 26, 30, 39, 47. arIES (March 21-April 19): Your ambition may bother the people around you. Find a quiet spot where you can work diligently and stay out of the way, or take your interests and head out to places where you will encounter people who share your concerns. ✸✸✸ TauruS (April 20-May 20): Share your thoughts, but be open for suggestions. Much can be accomplished if you don’t allow emotional discord to stand in your way. A partnership may disappoint you if you are heading in different directions. You must fulfill your creative dreams. ✸✸✸ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Expect to have problems with a colleague. Take time out to enjoy someone’s company who isn’t judgmental and wants to explore activities that you find more fun. Moneymaking and friendship will lead to trouble. ✸✸✸ CaNCEr (June 21-July 22): Don’t be a martyr. Taking on responsibilities will leave you depressed and tired. Delegate work to others so everyone can have a balance between hard work and play. Don’t let a pushy client or colleague cause you to make an impulsive move. ✸✸✸✸ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A financial gain is risky but possible. Be fearless and time your moves precisely. Putting pressure on others will not work. You will have to take care of business on your own. In the end, you will reap what you sow. ✸✸ VIrGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Focus on you and what you want, but don’t overspend to do so. You can make money if you pursue your own business. Take a chance if it will allow you to
show what you have to offer. Exude confidence. ✸✸✸✸✸ LIBra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look over your personal papers and consider your options. You need to clear up loose ends contractually, legally or financially before you can make your next move. Travel or research will expand your knowledge and philosophic outlook. ✸✸✸ SCOrPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your emotions well hidden. Not everyone is trustworthy, and ulterior motives are likely to come into play in business dealings. Stick close to home and focus on developing what you do best. A service you have to offer will flourish. ✸✸✸ SaGITTarIuS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick to the rules. Exaggeration will lead to sorrow. Make positive changes at home that will help you expand your interests personally and professionally. Mishaps and injuries are apparent if you aren’t careful. Avoid disagreements. Make love, not war. ✸✸✸ CaPrICOrN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Opportunities to make money may interfere with your plans. You are likely to disappoint friends and relatives. Organize outings that will be fun for everyone. You may feel obliged to help an outsider, but remember charity begins at home. ✸✸✸✸✸ aQuarIuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Listen to advice being offered, but do your own research. You know what you are capable of doing and what you can afford. A change at home will do you good. Avoid anyone putting pressure on you by using emotional guilt tactics. ✸✸ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will enjoy get-togethers and activities. A relationship with someone will change, creating the necessity to alter your own lifestyle or plans for the future. Emotional blackmail will help you get what you want initially, but not long-term. ✸✸✸✸ BIrTHday BaBy: You are entertaining but intent on getting your way. You are outgoing and outspoken.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
IF yOu CarE aBOuT Our NaTION, BE SurE TO rEGISTEr TO VOTE dEar rEadErS: If you like the way things are going, VOTE. If you don’t like the way things are going, VOTE. If you have never voted before, VOTE. (Don’t be embarrassed by your ignorance -when you get there, they’ll show you how.) If you’re not registered to vote and don’t know where to register, contact the League of Women Voters, your county registrar’s office or your secretary of state’s office for details. All are listed in your phone directory or online. The deadlines for registering vary from state to state. Don’t let anything -- or anybody -- keep you from voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. It may be the most important thing you will do all year. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • dEar aBBy: I have been dating a divorced woman for four years. She said in the beginning that she had very little sexual experience because her former husband “had problems,” but decided after the divorce to find out what she was missing. She hasn’t discussed this in detail, but once in a while she lets out little snippets of information that lead me to believe she was active. Do I have a right, now that we’re engaged, to know how many partners she had since the divorce? She’s being evasive about it. -- WONDERING WIDOWER dEar WONdErING: No, you do not have that “right,” because if she answers the question, your next questions will be what are their names, how many times did she sleep with them and were they better than you are in bed. Sometimes it is wiser to leave the past in the past and simply appreciate the special relationship you have with the person you love. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • dEar aBBy: “Webbed in Columbia, Md.” wondered what kind of spider went up the waterspout (July 8). Well, it depends on the location of that spout. Waterspouts in England, Australia (and I’m guessing Canada) attract spiders that are “incy wincy.” American waterspouts are climbed by “itsy bitsy” spiders. (And at this time of year we see really big ones.) Between English-speaking countries there are also slightly different lyrics for “The Wheels on the Bus” and “Ring Around the Rosie.” Because my hubby and I are from opposite sides of the Atlantic “pond,” our son is learning multiple versions of many things. -- SUNKISSED IN HOUSTON dEar SuNKISSEd: Readers young and old responded to that letter, and you are correct that it depends upon which side of the pond you hail from. In the United States, it’s also “teensy weensy” and “itty bitty.” In Switzerland, it’s “inky dinky.” And then there was the following submission: dEar aBBy: The confusion may stem from “Webbed’s” family members having confused the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” poem (song) with the “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” song. The spider song I learned in school and the bikini song I heard when my dad belted it out. It made us all laugh. Thanks for the memories. -- KAREN IN RENO, NEV.
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Econ recovery likely – benefiting election winner
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eventually, the economic recovery will pick up steam — whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. That’s what many economic outlooks project. And the president — and the party occupying the Oval Office — will reap some of the benefits. But first, Obama or Romney, together with Congress, will have to pull back from the widely deplored “fiscal cliff,” the politically created budget abyss facing the nation at year’s end. The betting on that ranges from mild optimism to nailbiting anxiety. But most economic analysts agree that if Washington resolves that looming crisis, Americans can expect faster economic growth and lower unemployment. “Regardless of who is president, if the next president is able to nail down these fiscal issues, then I do think we’re off and running,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. That would be welcome news for a nation that has been struggling through a slow comeback from the deepest recession and fiscal crisis since the Great Depression — and needs to shore itself up quickly in the event Europe slips back into recession. Six countries in the eurozone — Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Portugal — are in recession. And the continent’s struggles were underscored Monday by a report that unemployment remained at its record high rate of 11.4 percent in the 17 countries that use the euro. Politically in the U.S., a strong rebound would be great news for a Romney presidency or an Obama legacy. And it would do much to enhance or repair the brand of either of the political parties, whichever holds the White House, before the 2014 congressional elections and the 2016 White House race. Jared Bernstein, former chief economist for Vice President Joe Biden, said presidents actually have the greatest impact on economies when markets fail. But, he added: “We will never live in a world where presidents don’t take credit of for an improved economy on their watch.” Both Obama and Romney have placed great stock in their economic recovery plans during this year’s campaign, Obama with his “balanced approach” of tax increases for the wealthy and spending reductions, Romney with his spending cuts and lower tax rates. But many economists say the fate of the recovery rests not so much with those specific plans as it does with a bargain — either at year’s end or during the first several months of 2013 — by the new or the reelected president and Congress that avoids steep and immediate spending cuts and an immediate across-the-board tax increase. Congress and Obama agreed that those drastic deficit-cutting measures would take effect in January unless lawmakers and the president worked out and approved other proposals in the meantime. That intense debate will resume in earnest almost immediately after the Nov. 6 election. “ If the cliff is resolved in a relatively benign fashion where there is modest fiscal austerity and serious compromise between the two parties, then the economy can go back to its recovery,” said Ethan Harris, co-head of global economic research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “If they really do a poor job of handling the fiscal cliff, they may actually kill this potential rebound.” How will that question be resolved? Republicans have been adamant that no solution should include a tax increase, even on higher income taxpayers. Romney has embraced that stance. But in a recent panel discussion, Romney economic adviser Kevin Hassett pointed out that the countries that have been most successful at reining in their deficits have been the ones that accomplished it with a mix of 85 percent cuts and 15 percent tax increases. Obama has criticized Romney for proposing a 20 percent cut in marginal tax rates, arguing it would either lead to higher federal deficits or to higher taxes for the middle class. But Hassett indicated that if Romney and Congress were unable to find enough savings by eliminating tax loopholes and breaks to cover the lost revenue, the tax cut would be adjusted so it wouldn’t be so steep. Obama officials say they are optimistic that they can reach a sweet spot of compromise that restrains deficits over time but is not so austere that it damages the recovery. Obama and his aides insist they will not simply buy time or agree to a short extension of all Bush-era tax cuts. Obama has said the election will help resolve the issue. “I’m hoping that after the smoke clears and the election season’s over that that spirit of cooperation comes more to the fore,” the president told CBS’ “60 Minutes” last week. But Harris, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch economist, said the election may not prove a decisive factor on a debt compromise. That’s because Romney has not specified what government spending or tax loopholes he intends to eliminate, and Obama has not offered details on what entitlement cuts he would undertake. “The two parties are offering all sugar and no medicine solutions,” Harris said. “Neither party comes out of the election with a clear mandate. You only have a mandate if you have specific proposals.” The business sector is anxious — and weighing in. Boeing chairman and CEO Jim McNerney told reporters in a conference call that chief executives “wouldn’t be uncomfortable” with some tax increases if the overall package included larger spending cuts. He specifically cited a proposal by a commission headed former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles that would provide $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in additional revenues. Success is critical. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has concluded that the drastic cuts and tax increases that Congress and Obama agreed to confront at year’s end in order to force action on a more temperate debt-control package would lead to a recession in 2013 and drive up unemployment to 9 percent or more. If the “cliff” is avoided with a more modest package that doesn’t strike so fast, economists see a much rosier scenario. Moody’s Analytics projects gross domestic product, the main measure of the economy, to grow at a 4 percent clip or more in 2014, compared to less than 2 percent so far this year, and unemployment to fall to 5.6 percent in 2016.
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