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More than 400 youngsters from five government elementary schools enjoyed the Football Federation of American Samoa’s Just Play Festival at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. Pictured, players celebrate after scoring a goal on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. FFAS The festival showcased the Just Play soccer program that has been going on in the elementary schools since the beginning of the school year. Story and photos can be found at samoanews.com [FFAS MEDIA/B. Vitolio]
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by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
“Bird strike” cause of Monday night’s cancelled HA flight
by Samoa News Staff
Concerns voiced over site of new fuel storage area at Port
Hawaiian Airlines ferried to American Samoa late yesterday afternoon another B767 aircraft to uplift passengers who remained on island following the cancellation of Monday’s night flight back to Honolulu due to a “bird strike”. The scheduled flight, HA 465 arrived Monday night from Honolulu but the outgoing flight 466 was cancelled as passengers were already checked in at the Pago Pago International Airport. The aircraft remained on the tarmac yesterday morning. Hawaiian’s local office issued a notice early yesterday morning about the Flight 466 cancellation from Monday night, saying that another aircraft was being ferried in from Honolulu, and was due at Pago Pago International Airport around 6:45p.m. yesterday with a departure time of about an hour-and-a-half later. Responding to Samoa News requests for information and comments, Hawaiian spokesperson Ann Botticelli said the flight 465 aircraft “had a bird strike upon landing in Pago Pago” and “we have to bring in inspectors to determine the extent of the damage.” “We accommodated non-domiciled passengers in hotels and provided meal vouchers,” Botticelli said via email from Honolulu, adding that there were 158 revenue passengers on the incoming flight and a replacement B767 was dispatched out of Honolulu.
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A new fuel storage area is being constructed inside the Customs warehouse on the ground floor of the Port Administration’s main office and questions have been raised as to why the project was never put out for bid— and why it is located where it is — causing a possible health hazard. Paramount Builders is carrying out the work which is located on the far east end of the building, next to Customs offices and directly across from the USDA meat inspection area. According to Samoa News sources, when the work first started a week ago Friday, Customs agents weren’t too happy about it, but were allegedly told by higher ups at the Port that there was nothing they can do, as Governor Lolo Moliga had already signed off on a memo that authorized the job to be carried out. Samoa News understands there are also questions about possible health hazards in having the fuel storage area so close to the area where incoming meat shipments are inspected. In response to Samoa News inquiries, the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo J. Pereira said he received information from the Port that Pacific Energy is currently erecting
walls to accommodate the storage of oil drums, lubricants, salt, and other supplies to accommodate the needs of the fishing vessels off-loading their catches, for use by StarKist and Tri Marine. The two companies supplying the fuel needs of the government and the territory are Pacific Energy and Clipper (Sunrise). According to Iu, “Clipper, through its agent Toni Grey was the only fuel supplier leasing the area in the Port for storage of oil drums, lubricants, and other vessel supplies.” (Clipper’s leased storage area is located on the ground floor of the Port Administration building and the entrance faces the inter island ferry dock.) Iu said the award of the lease to Pacific Energy “creates a level playing field for these two competitors.” He explained it was Pacific Energy who contracted Paramount Builders to perform construction work (erecting walls) to address its needs. “The government had no hand” in the selection of Paramount Builders, said Iu, who added that the issuance of the lease to Pacific Energy “increases Port’s revenue base, reflecting the
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The Special Olympics American Samoa organization held a fundraiser telethon last Friday night at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium to raise funds to send 13 Special Olympians to the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Region Games in New Castle, Australia from Nov. 30th to Dec. 7th. Over $12,000 was raised in pledges and call-ins during the fundraiser, which did not include ‘tables sold’ at the event. [photo: Jeff Hayner] Pictured are some of the Am. Samoa Special Olympians last Friday performing on stage at the Rex Lee during the fundraiser. See story inside.
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There was over $12,000 donated and pledged last Friday during the Special Olympics American Samoa fundraiser telethon at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, to send 13 local Special Olympians to the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Region Games that will be taking place from Nov. 30th to Dec. 7th in New Castle, Australia. Pictured are the 9 of the 13 American [photo: Jeff Hayner] Samoa Special Olympians who will be competing.
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There will be 13 Special Olympians from American Samoa representing the territory in the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Region Games in New Castle, Australia this coming November 30 to December 7th. This past Friday, November 8, there was a fundraiser telethon held at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium to help with the cost of sending these 13 Special Olympians to the games. At the end of the night, they exceeded $12,000 in donations and pledges received. Speaking on behalf of the Special Olympics of American Samoa, Chairwoman Tafa Tua-Tupuola said, “After fourteen years of being absent within our community, Special Olympics has been been revived and we are all here moving forward.” She went on to say, “Our main mission for Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports. Not just during years of competition, but even in the off years, we are still required to provide local events or inter-island events.” She said that she wanted to highlight to the community that the Special Olympics organization went through an accreditation review in September and that they met nine out of the ten standards, stating that “ they came a long way in such a short time.” The names of the athletes were called out on Friday night for recognition as they all stood proudly on the stage. The American Samoa Special Olympians that will be competing are: Soccer: Samoa Togo, Hanipule T., Kennoyd Pao (Matafao Elementary), Tausisi Amituanai (Tafuna, Tafuna Elementary), Peleti Filipi (Samoana High School) and Saito Mauga (Pago Pago, Nu’uuli VocTech). Track and Field: Alfred Steffany (Fagasa/ Leone), Justin Lutu (Utulei), Kuka Woo Ching (Lauli’i), Dennis Vaiga (Alao), Apati Tua (Fagasa/ Leone, Leone High School), Lauren Meredith (Leone, Nu’uuli Voc-Tech) and Lita Lulai (Nu’uuli,
By Jeff Hayner, Samoa News Reporter
Territory shows great support for Special Olympics telethon
youngest American Samoa athlete age 12). The oldest American Samoan athlete competing is Alfred Steffany, who is 59 years old. Steffany has been selected from the Regional Games to be torch bearer on the final day of the games. Tua-Tupuola explained that Special Olympics American Samoa relies totally on fundraising to send our athletes to theses types of events and does not receive any kind of international or Olympic funding. “We rely a lot on fundraising to support the athletes to participate in many of the sporting events. We have two official sports — which are soccer and track and field,” she said. She went on to thank all of those who volunteered their time and effort in helping train these Special Olympians. “One thing about sports” she noted, “is that for many of the athletes, it helps transform their human spirit to know that they can make a difference and that they can participate in the community.” “For a lot of them, when they exit the school system, they have nothing to do. We are already low on employment and it is difficult for them to attend college. Special Olympics helps transform them so they can still be a part of our community and that is why we are here tonight — so we truly appreciate it,” Tua-Tupuola said. According to the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Region Games website, specialolympicsasiapacgames2013.com, there will be 32 nations from across the Asia Pacific region competing in Australia. Over 2,500 athletes and caretakers, 6,000 officials and supporters from overseas and interstate — and 200,000 spectators — will converge on the New Castle-Hunter region for the games. Over 4000 local volunteers are being recruited within Australia to make the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games possible. Reach the reporter at jeff@samoanews.com
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by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Samoa News Reporter
AG moves to have ALJ dismiss FJ&P Kruse’s immigration suit
August 19, 2013 in the morning to fix their papers; however, the employees clearances could not be processed “unless Petitioner pays the penalty which is $500 per employees for eight employees, and $1,000 for the Petitioner as the employer.” The total amount of the penalty and fines was $5,000. According to the lawsuit, the petitioner paid these fines and penalties in full without being advised and without knowing that it had a right to a hearing before the immigration board on this matter. In response, the AG’s office filed the dismissal noting that ALJ lacks jurisdiction to consider the petition, because ALJ had nothing to “review, vacate or set aside.” as the Immigration Board decision does not exist. “Without such decision, this court has no jurisdiction to consider the petition, ASCA section 4.0604 which delineates this court’s jurisdiction regarding immigration actions, makes clear that the court is only authorized to review decision of the immigration board.” The petition failed to identify or even attach as an exhibit a decision of the immigration board to be reviewed, reversed or set aside by the ALJ. “The petition actually seeks to have this court review and rule on the legality of alleged conduct of immigration officers which resulted in petitioner’s citation for violation of immigration laws. But the immigration board has not had an opportunity to review the citations received by the Petitioner or the conduct of immigration officers.”
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The Attorney General’s office is moving to have the Administrative Law Judge dismiss the lawsuit filed by FJ&P Kruse Incorporated against the Immigration Board, Attorney General’s office (Immigration office) and the American Samoa Government. The lawsuit is to vacate and set aside the immigration board’s decision to penalize FJ&P Kruse Inc. on allegations they employed illegal immigrants. The local company filed the lawsuit through their attorney, Marcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei and responding with a dismissal is Deputy Attorney General Eleasalo Ale. According to the suit there are three charges filed in this matter, two counts of failure to afford hearing and failure to afford due process. According to the lawsuit, the FJ&P Kruse store employs many individuals some of whom are non-US Nationals and on August 17, 2013 Immigration officers came to one of the Kruse’s places of business and carried out what they termed “an inspection of Petitioner’s employees”. After the inspection, petitioner was informed through one of its representatives that FJ&P Kruse Inc. was in violation of immigration laws due to the lack of immigration clearance for some of its employees and therefore it would have to pay a “sala” or penalty. Petitioner was further informed through its representatives that all employees in violation must be present at the Immigration office on Monday,
The government also points out the complaint failed to state a claim, similarly because there is no immigration board decision in existence and “the entire petition seeks to reverse and set aside a phantom order of the immigration and the ALJ cannot grant such a remedy because there is no order to review, vacate or set aside.” The hearing for the dismissal motion before ALJ Toetagata Albert Mailo is slated for Thursday, November 14, 2013.
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Letter to the Editor
“TRICARE PHARMACY BENEFITS LOST — WHY?”
samoa news, Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Dear Editor, As of November 01, 2013, we military retirees lost our local Tricare pharmacy benefits. This was not the U.S. government making program changes, but LBJ Hospital. So while local politicians are praising us for our service on this Veterans Day, they decided to eliminate one of the few benefits we and our dependents have enjoyed for years. I approached the hospital administration and asked why they were making this decision and were given two reasons. One reason was idiotic in my opinion and the other is really bothering me as a retiree. The first reason was because LBJ is not networked into Tricare and requests for reimbursement are done manually and take too long. Why don’t you have the software needed? Answer:”We can’t afford it!!” They can give themselves $100,000.plus salaries but can’t bother to purchase the equipment to deal with Tricare which now affects so many older retirees and their dependents financially. Shame on LBJ and its Board for using that reasoning— or is it greed — I’m not sure. The second reason should really concern every military retiree on this Island. I was told that LBJ has had a slew of reimbursement requests to Tricare for pharmaceuticals issued turned down because of the fact that the persons named on the request are not legal military eligibles. Is this because of phony IDs or expired IDs? For years ID card abuse has been suspected here, especially at the PX. The local Army Reserve is responsible for ID card issuing and I ask them, why is this happening? It’s bad enough at the PX but now it’s costing all of us retirees and our families and we don’t deserve that. JIM BRITTLE
OP ED: Part I – Why English should be the primary language of instruction for K-6
by Motuilu V. Matuu, an ASCC English instructor
Letter to the Editor
“A ‘REAL’ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORT?”
Dear Editor, The achievements of the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce have been minimum to nothing in convincing the government to take effective action on economic development business aspects. We cannot blame the current president for this, because it doesn’t matter who the next officers are, this trend will continue unless the “heavyweights” of the American Samoa business community push for any development. The Chamber of Commerce has between 80 – 90 registered members, but in the few meetings that I attended, I have not seen more than 20 members attend. From the main businesses, only StarKist has been participating in discussions. The other major “heavyweights” in the business community, such as wholesalers/ larger businesses like Halecks, Reids, Aveinas, Kruses, KS, Ace American Industries, Tautua Mo Oe, Cost U Less, Tools Inc., etc. , if they do go to meetings, they are pretty quiet and are not major factors in discussions. Why? Very simple, these businesses apparently are so prosperous that they are happy with what they have — no fear of losing business the way things are, and are not interested in new businesses coming in. What other reason can explain the lack of effort from this group to promote business development? For example, when the idea of a new bank came out, the big businesses didn’t need the government’s studies, the government’s guidance or financing. They put a plan together and their monies and pushed for a new bank. All of them are part or partners in the creation of this safe box to put their monies and conduct business from it. Again, I ask, why do they not jump this fast to develop new businesses? They don’t need it. They are making enough money, and other businesses can come in and share what they have. The only ones developing new businesses are the Chinese who are importing and doing their own businesses — growing by the day and taking business away from some of the wholesalers. The use of the Chamber has been for us small businesses to send our issues of need to for the government to hear, but the government knows that we are small contributors in taxes and to political campaigns. We don’t have the resources of the larger companies, so the government’s ears are smaller to us. The heavy ones don’t need the government like the small businesses and common public, the government NEEDS THEM. The “heavyweights” can get the governor or any of his advisors at any time they want. Practically, they set the time, especially in an administration that is running as if we are in a re-election campaign already. The larger companies can go and discuss their unique problems personally with the Governor. They don’t need Iu or Fiu or Liu or any other advisor to set up an appointment for them. They don’t need the Chamber of Commerce vehicle for an appointment. They call and set the time, and they are in.
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I commend Dr. Finau for her vision and insight to fix the failing education system that produces high school graduates ninety-percent of whom now enroll in remedial courses (English, math, etc.) at our local community college. English, of course, is one of the courses in which our students encounter the most problems, and the solution to this failure, according to her, is to replace the present system (Instruction in English) with a new one called “dual language,” particularly for K-6 instruction. The question is, though, “Is the current system broken?” And if it is: What part of the system needs fixing? Does the curriculum for our K-6 require reassessment in order to meet students’ literacy needs? What language is used the majority of the time for classroom instruction? Before any concrete solution is offered, these issues must be reconsidered, and I think they are key considerations for producing a better outcome rather than switching to something strangely new. To interject an opinion on the issue at hand, with all due respect for Dr. Hunkin-Finau’s effort to invigorate the present one, I resist strongly the notion of a dual language approach and her answer to the problem, which I think will cripple our children’s ability to master either language. Importantly, some may fear that using the English language only for classroom instruction will endanger the existence of the Samoan language and culture for years to come. This perception would have been strongly rejected by our great grandparents and great-great grandparents before them. The past generations were hungry for knowledge and did everything possible to acquire knowledge. The last two or three previous generations who were taught mainly by palagi felelas and tapousas, Mormons missionaries, and gifted Samoan teachers produced some of the finest leaders, orators, and scholars of our time! Now it seems something went wrong somewhere in our educational system, which lost the greater literacy our great grandparents achieved than todays’ generation. However, we cannot blame our children’s failing achievement today on a broken system that is desperate for any overhaul at all. I feel the solution is not a theoretical “dual language” approach, but rather, a reevaluation and reassessment of the current system is necessary by looking how other K-6 programs actually improved the literacy development of their students. The Essential of Early Literacy Instruction, a case study of K-3 students by Kathleen Roskos, James Christie, and Donald Richgel shows the effectiveness of teachers engaging students “in rich conversations in large groups, small groups, and one-to-one settings…” and often engage in “rare words” that they normally do not use in daily conversation. According to them, this is an early phase of literacy development for children to grasp the “reading and writing concept.” In order for this idea to work, our teachers must be fully trained in undertaking the effectiveness of delivering necessary resources. The prime concern here is for our teachers, especially for K-3, to be proficient in English because a young child normally emulates teachers’ actions and/ or repeats words spoken by them. This is why, it is important for K-6 teachers to use English only for instruction and only to use Samoan when it is necessary to verify or clarify a situation that seems unclear. My perspective here (theory only) of thinking of English only as the method for instruction for K-6 is because it is crucial for our children’s preparedness for their academic endeavors and acquiring necessary cognitive growth, which is central for building self-confidence and self-esteem, and, significantly, self-development as learners. According to Norm Chomsky, a linguistic scholar, “…children are born with an inherited ability to learn any human language.” Children from infancy to the age of nine are instilled with “language acquisition device” (LAD), the ability to learn new words and “apply the syntactic structures from the LAD to form sentences.” Chomsky believes, like many other scholars of linguistics, that a child (from infancy to nine years old) has more ability to acquire multiple languages and become fluent in them before the age of nine, than, a child ten-years old or older, has in trying to learn a second language. For this, the retooling approach for K-6 curriculum should aim in exposing and ingraining language familiarity in our children for the sole purpose of embedding cognitive processing and by strengthening their ability to understand simple words to initiate the building process and their meanings by which a child with her or his natural ability can form simple sentence structures consisting of subject, verb, and object. “I love my dada [papa],” or “My name is Toma,” are examples of the fundamental trait necessary for developing, speaking, reading and writing skills. To ensure that a child’s LAD collects and stores English language data and expands its lexicon capacity (especially from K to 3), a teacher must overwhelmingly and effectively use simple English language and often use rare words in the classroom setting. The more a child hears or communicates in words, the greater the increase of her or his vocabulary apprehension as he or she progresses through the learning process. A child’s assimilation of words and meanings is essential; the larger of the lexicon data a child amasses, the greater the sophistication engendered in the way she or he thinks. Though, there is no quick fix to the current educational crisis, perhaps, the best way to go is retooling the current system (reevaluate and assess), by making it mandatory for all K-6 teachers to make ninety-percent (or more) of classroom instruction in English, using informal and formal language, unless a particular subject is based on Samoan studies when teachers must as well use informal and formal Samoan language, exclusively by instilling comprehension of terms and meanings and syntax structures, especially for K-6 to build positive cognitive expectation. (Samoa News will publish Part II of this Op Ed in tomorrow’s edition.)
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2 more Polynesians plead guilty to drug charges in Honolulu
A drug defendant of Polynesian decent accused by federal prosecutors of using his airline credentials at the Los Angeles International Airport to bypass security check points in order to transport drugs to Hawai’i, has entered a plea in the federal court in Honolulu, where another Samoan man has been charged in a separate, major drug case in which three Samoan brothers are defendants. Two of those brothers were arrested in the territory two years ago. TULI MAATA Tulituafulu Tuli Maata was initially charged under a criminal complaint in April this year, of knowingly and intentionally possessing, with intent to distribute, 500 grams of methamphetamine. Then last Thursday, he was charged with two drug counts under a federal grand jury indictment, in which he entered a not guilty pled during a hearing the following day at the federal court in Honolulu. According to an affidavit, federal agents were told by an FBI cooperating witness (CW) about Maata being the drug supply source for the CW between 2008 and 2010, and that Maata was an American Airlines’ employee at the Los Angeles airport (LAX), where he works as an aircraft fueler. Maata, using his airline security access credential, hand-carried five to ten pounds of methamphetamine on board American Airlines flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu about once a month, the complaint alleges. “Maata was able to pass through airport security check points as everyone else at LAX knew him,” the complaint further alleges, adding that the CW would pick up Maata at the Honolulu International Airport and the ice — and sometimes cocaine — would be fronted, that is sold on credit. CW explained that Maata would travel back to Hawai’i to pick up the money or would wait for the sale to be done. However, it was sometime in 2010 that CW’s relationship with Maata deteriorated. The pair didn’t hook up again until two years later, when they started to work out a new drug deal, while CW was being monitored by the FBI. The 11-page complaint outlined dates and times when CW and Maata tried to hook up a new drug deal, which called for Maata traveling to Hawai’i with the drugs. The complaint also looked into the world of drug dealing and the language used when making a transaction using text messages or voice phone calls. For example, in a Feb. 12, 2013 phone conservation monitored by the FBI, Maata told CW that his source had crystal methamphetamine, but was having a problem obtaining cocaine. Maata also stated that he was bringing about four pounds of methamphetamine to Hawai’i. During the call, Maata referred to cocaine as “the Lakers” and methamphetamine as “USC” and a “ticket” referred to a pound of dope, according to the complaint, which also states that the words “the Lakers” and “USC” were also used in text messages. The drug transaction didn’t materialize until April this year, when Maata traveled to Hawai’i to meet CW, who was monitored and followed by federal agents. Maata was arrested, at which time, over three pounds of meth were seized and the defendant allegedly told federal agents that he fronted the drugs in Los Angles for $13,000 a pound, according to court documents. Upon sale of the drugs, he was expected to make about $2,000 per pound after his supplier was paid, the complaint alleges. Maata remains in custody with trial set to begin next January. AMAKO MALEPEAI In a separate drug case, Amako Malepeai is facing two drug charges including possession with intent to distribute 500 grams — or about 10.5 pounds — of methamphetamine in connection with a major drug case in which brothers John, Kaisa and Louis Tai were charged in 2011. Kaisa is going to trial later this month with ten other defendants, including a couple of Samoans, while John and Louis Tai pled guilty last year in separate plea agreements with prosecutors and will be sentenced early next year. In Malepeai’s case, prosecutors allege that between March 2009 and February 2010 — during six separate incidents — the defendant received meth for distribution. For example, on Dec. 15, 2009, Malepeai received one-pound of methamphetamine from Louis Tai, which was supplied by John Tai and was later provided to Aloali’i To’oto’o for distribution. In another incident, Malepeai received four pounds of meth from Louis Tai, which was supplied by John Tai and was later provide to To’oto’o for distribution. According to court records, Malepeai had a previous drug conviction, where he was sentenced in 2007 to 80 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. Prosecutors included this previous conviction in court filings. Last Friday, Malepeai pled guilty in the Honolulu federal court and sentencing is set for May of next year. The court also set bail at $25,000 unsecured bond as well as several conditions of bail release, which includes that his travel is restricted to the island of Oahu, and he is prohibited from possessing or using any “illicit drugs”.
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
Survivors rebuild their house in typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into central Philippine provinces Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and thou(AP Photo/Vincent Yu) sands of people dead.
Jump in las Vegas weDDings on memoraBle 11/12/13 DaTe LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas wedding chapels are seeing a spike in traffic as couples try to land a memorable 11/12/13 wedding date. The Clark County clerk’s office issued 1,399 marriage licenses in the four days leading up to Tuesday. That’s a 28 percent increase from the same four-day period last year. Clerk Diana Alba says the number of licenses is nowhere near what it was during the recordbreaking days before July 7, 2007, when the calendar turned up lucky triple sevens. But she says couples tend to gravitate toward dates like 11/12/13 that are easy to remember, or fall near a three-day weekend. Unusual weddings around Sin City on Tuesday included a couple that got married on a motorcycle, and another pair that had a six-tier wedding cake made out of hamburgers. DriVer in FaTal CaliF. crasH To Be arraigneD STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The driver accused of causing a car crash in Northern California that killed five members of a family, including a pregnant woman, is set to be arraigned. Records show that Ryan Christopher Morales will be arraigned Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in San Joaquin County Superior Court. The Stockton Record reports that Morales — who suffered serious injuries in the Oct. 22 crash — was moved Saturday from a hospital to jail. Morales faces six counts of second-degree murder and six counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Police say he consumed a bottle of vodka before driving. The crash, which involved six vehicles, killed Luis Miranda and his wife, Viviana Rodriguez, who was seven months pregnant, as well as three of their children. A fourth child survived the crash. ToronTo’s scanDal-plagueD maYor signs BoBBleHeaDs TORONTO (AP) — Hundreds of people are snatching up bobblehead dolls of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, signed by the embattled politician himself. Up to 300 people lined up at City Hall Tuesday to buy the “Robbie Bobbie” dolls for $20 each, with the proceeds going to charity. The line included both supporters and opponents of the mayor, who acknowledged last week that he smoked crack. Some came from out of town. Ford showed up himself to sign some of the dolls and greet supporters. He has refused to step aside despite mounting pressure from both allies and critics.
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2 Americans DeaD in DeaDlY TYpHoon in THe PHilippines WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says two Americans have died in the typhoon tragedy in the Philippines. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki (SAH’-kee) says that number could go up as the department receives additional information. She says the U.S. Embassy in Manila is providing consular assistance to the families of those who died. She says a team of embassy officials planned to travel to the impacted area on Wednesday to further assist victims. The official death toll is more than 1,700, but as many as 10,000 are feared dead and more than 9 million people have been affected by the storm in the archipelago nation of more than 7,000 islands. BlasT wrecKs Home jusT BeFore NY newlYweDs moVe in NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a newly renovated home in a rural western New York town was destroyed by an explosion just days before its newlywed owners planned to move in. The Buffalo News reports that the explosion happened early Tuesday morning at Chelsea and Joshua Wagner’s two-story farmhouse in Newstead, 20 miles east of Buffalo. The force of the blast blew out the back wall and knocked the main section of the home off its foundation. No one was inside at the time. Officials say foul play isn’t suspected. They’re checking to see whether a propane tank was involved. Chelsea Wagner says she and her husband had been moving into the home gradually and had thought of staying there Monday night, but decided to put it off until later this week. InDia’s Top policeman Draws Fire wiTH rape remarKs NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top police official is under fire for saying, “If you can’t prevent rape, you might as well enjoy it.” Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha made the comment Tuesday during a news conference about legalizing gambling. Sinha said that if the state could not stop gambling it could at least make some revenue by legalizing it. His remarks about rape were in this context. The remarks have caused outrage across India which in the past year has been roiled by widespread protests after the fatal gang rape of a young medical student on a bus in New Delhi. Sinha said Wednesday that his comments had been taken out of context, but angry activists have called for his resignation.
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DOH EMPLOYEES CHARGED IN HI-TECH FORGERY SCHEME PLEAD GUILTY Two women facing charges of forgery and stealing, where it is alleged that one defendant altered a payroll check and deposited it into her co-defendant’s account, have entered guilty pleas as part of a deal with the government. Taufau Maxine Sagale and Sieni Paopao Ioapo are each charged with forgery and stealing. Taufau pled guilty to stealing while Sieni pled guilty to forgery. The plea agreement for Taufau was announced last week, while Sieni’s plea was announced yesterday and both plea agreements were accepted by Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond with sentencing scheduled for December 5, 2013. According to the government’s case it was reported to police by a Treasury Department official that a monthly reconciliation by the Treasury Department revealed that a duplicate transaction had occurred with an “altered fraudulent payroll check” for $2,400 that was deposited into an account that belongs to Ioapo. Court filings say there are two checks; the first check for Ioapo in the amount of $131.02 was the authorized check, while the other check ($2,400) was an “altered and unauthorized ASG payroll check”. The checks were both listed in the name of the defendant’s colleague, Ioapo. Police saw the two checks in question — which had the same check number of 1819175 bearing Ioapo’s name — and she is currently employed by the government. The government’s case claims Ioapo told police she knew everything which had happened from when the transaction was initiated because she needed the money to pay for her son’s tuition for school. She alleged it was into her account that the $2,400 was deposited. Court filings say Ioapo told police her colleague Sagale “helped” her with the transaction and did the e-deposit into her account, and later gave her $100. Court filings allege Sagale said “I did all the work and Ioapo helped me.” Court filings further say Sagale told police she had done this before, and had deposited approximately $12,000 into her account. She said when she got caught she paid $5,000 up front and has since been paying off the balance.
FAMOUS LOCAL SINGER FINED IN CRIMINAL CASE Known local artist Michael Mamaia was slapped with a $200 fine for receiving a stolen iPod. The singer was initially charged with felony receiving stolen property however in a plea agreement with the government, Mamaia pled guilty to misdemeanor receiving stolen property, a lesser charge as part of the plea deal. Mamaia apologized for his crime and sought from the court a second chance to be with his family. He said this incident has taught him a huge lesson, in terms of receiving stolen items. According to the government’s case, a stolen iPod was sold to the co-defendant Faagutu Asalele, who then sold it to Mamaia. Assistant Public Defender Joel Shiver asked the court to place Mamaia on probation. Shiver also pointed out that Mamaia is a well known Samoan artist who has no prior record. Assistant AG Tony Graf told the court that Mamaia’s incarceration for 11 days and a fine of $200 would suffice in this case. Chief Justice Michael Kruse noted that the court intended to incarcerate the defendant for 14 days, however he said the court will settle for the 11 days Mamaia was in jail. Mamaia was fined $200 and this is to be paid to the court, while $100 is to be paid to the owner of the iPod, given that the item is broken. TALIGALU AH SIU SENTENCE POSTPONED A man who’s been convicted twice before the court for burglary was in court for sentencing of his latest criminal case. Taligalu Ah Siu of Vaitogi is accused of unlawfully entering a home and removing a gas tank. He was initially charged with second degree burglary, attempted burglary and stealing. However, in a plea deal with the government, Ah Siu pled guilty to the burglary counts while the remaining charge was dismissed. The plea agreement was accepted by the court. During the sentencing hearing the defendant pleaded with the court for a second chance so he can complete his education and search for employment, so he can render care for his mother and family. Ah Siu said he’s made a lot of mistakes in the past, and he’s now ready to change his ways for a better future. He apologized to the court for violating his probation and also sought forgiveness from the victim in this latest case.
However Chief Justice Michael Kruse said the court is concerned about this case, given this is the second time the defendant has committed similar crimes. In the first case in 2012, Ah Siu broke into a Vaitogi home and struck the homeowner on his face with a computer monitor. The victim told police the defendant also came at him with scissors and tried to stab him, but missed. The family managed to restrain the defendant while they contacted police. The defendant was sentenced to probation for five years and he was released from jail that day. Regarding the latest case, Assistant Public Defender Mike White told the court the defendant is fully remorseful and the court should consider allowing him to return to school for a better future. Assistant Attorney General Tony Graf informed the court the victim in this matter, an elderly woman, does not want the defendant to be released from jail, saying she’s concerned for her safety and the safety of others in the village.
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In this Nov. 1, 2013 picture a Christie’s employee displays the considered largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world, during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland. The diamond is estimated to fetch up to to US $ 20 million, at an auction on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Geneva. It’s auction time for the filthy rich again in Geneva, where the week’s headline-grabbers include the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world and another diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million. Christie’s is set to auction off a 14.82-carat rare gem that it says is expected to fetch up to $20 million Tuesday. Sotheby’s auctions are headlined by Wednesday’s offering of “The Pink Star,” a vivid and flawless 59.60-carat diamond estimated to be worth over US $60 million. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini, File)
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AnaconDa man cHargeD wiTH HomiciDe ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) — An Anaconda man is charged with deliberate homicide after another man was shot to death while celebrating his 45th birthday. The Montana Standard reports 21-year-old Dylan Clark Jess was charged Tuesday in the death of Robert Murlin Furman. The judge set bail at $250,000. Prosecutors allege Jess shot Furman in the head with a shotgun at an Anaconda residence early Saturday. Police Chief Tim Barkell says the two men apparently knew each other. Officials have not released any information about what led to the shooting. Hawaii rep, weBsiTe FounDer win New FronTier awarD BOSTON (AP) — A Hawaii congresswoman and the founder of an online charity website will be honored with awards given to people whose contributions demonstrate the value of public service in the spirit of John F. Kennedy. The New Frontier Awards will be presented Nov. 25 at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government by Kennedy’s grandson, Jack Schlossberg. The honorees are Democratic Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in Congress, and Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. The website connects donors with public school teachers who need help meeting their classroom needs. The awards were created by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Institute of Politics to honor Americans under 40 who are committed to public service. Man receiVes liFe senTence For PuerTo Rico sTuDenT’s DeaTH SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man found guilty in the killing of a Puerto Rico high school student during an attempted carjacking has been sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors say Alexis Amador Huggins was the mastermind behind the June 2012 carjacking attempt that led to the shooting death of 17-year-old Stefano Steenbakkers. Police say Amador followed Steenbakkers and began rearending his 2007 Lexus SUV during the attempted carjacking. Steenbakkers refused to stop and called his mother to tell her about the situation and provided details including the license plate of the car pursuing him before he was shot. The convicted shooter, John Anthony Morales Lopez, agreed to testify against Amdador in exchange for receiving up to 30 years in prison. Amador was sentenced Tuesday. Ban Ki-moon To Be FirsT UN cHieF To see AuscHwiTz UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A spokesman says Ban Ki-moon plans to make the first-ever visit by a United Nations secretarygeneral to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. The camp remains the most vivid symbol of the cruelty of Nazi Germany’s genocide of World War II. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky announced Tuesday that Ban will visit the camp on Monday “to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and to stress the importance of the U.N.’s work for genocide prevention, tolerance and peace.” More than 1.1 million Jews died in Auschwitz and the adjacent Birkenau death camp in gas chambers or from starvation, disease and forced labor. Ban will fly to Krakow, Poland, following visits to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and will then go on to Warsaw to attend the high-level session of a U.N. conference on climate change. Orange DiamonD FeTcHes $35.5M aT GeneVa aucTion GENEVA (AP) — The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million in Geneva, where a pink diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million is also on the block. The rare pear-shaped orange diamond sold Tuesday is 14.82-carats, meaning it went for an eye-popping $2.4 million per carat. That’s a world record price per carat for any colored diamond sold at auction, Christie’s said. François Curiel, international head of Christie’s jewelry department, said the orange diamond’s record price puts it “amongst the greatest pinks and blues, which are traditionally the most appreciated colored diamonds.” Sotheby’s auctions are headlined by Wednesday’s offering of “The Pink Star,” a vivid and flawless 59.60-carat pink diamond. Geneva is a favorite auction site for buyers seeking gems and other luxury items. 4 los angeles scHools locKeD Down For inTruDer searcH LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have reopened four Los Angeles schools that were locked down because of an outside shooting and a possible intruder on campus. Police say Wadsworth and Harmony elementary schools in South Los Angeles were closed off Tuesday morning as police searched for a robber who shot someone in the leg in the neighborhood. The lockdown was lifted at Wadsworth three hours later. Harmony’s lockdown was lifted after about six hours. Police say the robber hasn’t been found. A second morning lockdown occurred after police say a stranger was seen on the grounds of Miller Elementary in South LA. The Wanda Mikes Children’s Center on the same campus also was locked down. City News Service says both reopened three hours later after a search determined the stranger wasn’t on campus.
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DECENT AFFORDABLE HOME LOAN PROGRAM LOTTERY NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY PROGRAM YEARs 2012 and 2013
This public notice is published in accordance with the Citizen Participation Plan established by the American Samoa Government (ASG) and applies to the Community Development Block Grant – Decent Affordable Home Loan Program (CDBG-DAHLP) funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). For PY2011 to PY2015, HUD has approved for ASG to conduct a DAHLP Lottery. This will be the second DAHLP lottery in the Territory. DAHLP applicants MUST BE a U.S. National, a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident of American Samoa. The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) in partnership with Department of Commerce (DOC) expects to receive the CDBG funds of about $600,000.00 for the federal PY2012 (reprogrammed monies) and PY2013. These funds will provide rehabilitation and renovation construction of homes in America Samoa. The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) in partnership with the Department of Commerce (DOC) is administering the DAHLP. These funds will provide home rehabilitation and renovation of existing single-family homes. Type of Project: Renovation and rehabilitation of homes owned by very low income households. Project Financing: Sixty five percent (65%) grant funding thirty five percent (35%) interest bearing payment loan. Pursuant to Section 104(a)(3) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and to comply with the “citizenship participation” clause therein, DBAS will process all completed applications through the lottery process.
Tutuila Residents
Workshop Date: November 13 & 15 (Wednesday & Friday) Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: East Side Location- Lee Auditorium West Side Location- Ili’ili Catholic Church Hall
Manu’a Residents
Workshop Date: November 12 & 14 (Tuesday & Thursday) Time: 9:00am Place: Lee Auditorium – North Wing
Issuing of Lottery Tickets: November 25-27, 2013 (Monday – Wednesday)
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Tutuila & Manu’a: December 2, 2013 (Monday) Place: Lee Auditorium – Main Hall
CDBG DAHLP Household Income Eligibility Scale
Household Members Maximum Household Income Household Members Maximum Household Income 1 $12,300 5 $19,000 2 $14,050 6 $20,400 3 $15,800 7 $21,800 4 $17,550 8 $23,200
Only individuals who attend a Workshop will be able to request a ticket for the lottery. This way, we can ensure that all ticket holders are aware of the DAHLP requirements, terms and conditions. If you do not attend a Workshop, you will not be allowed to request a ticket. All applications must be received and date stamped by DBAS loan manager no later than Friday, Decemb er 20, 2013. Applications that do not meet this deadline will not be processed. All applicants will receive a written response from DBAS regarding their application after the review process is complete. Successful applicants will then have 15 days following the notification to comply with all approval conditions. It is estimated that construction will begin by February 2014. ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO: Ruth S. Matagi-Fa’atili DBAS Loan Manager Development Bank of American Samoa Office, Fagatogo
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FA’ASALALAUGA FA’ALAUA’ITELE
POLOKALAMA FAATUPU (INIVESI) FAAPAAGA MO FALENOFO FAAALIGA O TUPE UA IAI NEI POLOKALAMA MO LE TAUSAGA 2011-2012
Ua faia lenei fa’asalalauga e tusa ai ma le Fuafuaga Auai o Tagatanu’u ua faavaeina e le malo o Amerika Samoa ma e fa’atatau mo le Polokalama o le Community Development Block Grant-Decent Affordable Home Loan ua fa’atupeina e le Matagaluega o Fale ma Atina’e o Nu’u o le Iunaite Setete (HUD), Ofisa o Fuafuaga ma Atina’e o Nuu. Mo tupe maua mai le DAHLP, tausaga 2011-2015, ua tu’uina mai ai l e fa’atanaga e le malo tele e faia ai le lotto mo lea polokalama fa’apitoa. O i latou e mafai ona talosaga mo nei noga tupe e aofia iai nesionale Amerika, sitiseni Amerika po o e ua nofomau i Amerika Samoa. E fa’amoemoe e maua mai e le Faletupe o Atiina’e ma le Ofisa o Fefa’atauaiga ma Alamanuia mai le Polokalama Faatupe mo Falenofo le afoa’i e tusa ma le $600,000.00 mo le polokalama lenei a le feterale mo tausaga polokalama 2012-2013. O le a fa’amaopoopoina e le Faletupe o Atiina’e ni faatasiga mo le mamalu lautele e tufaina ai pepa talosaga ma fa’amalamalama ai auiliiliga o Polokalama mo Falenofo. O nofoaga la nei ma aso faatulagaina ua ta’ua i lalo: Aso mo Semina mo Tutuila: Novema 13 & 15 (Aso Lulu & Aso Faraile) Taimi: 9:00 a.m. Nofoaga: Sasa’e- Fale Laumei i Utulei Sisifo – Fale o le Ekalesia Katoliko i Iliili Aso mo Semina mo Manu’a: Novema 12 & 14 (Aso Lua & Aso Tofi) Taimi: 9:00am Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei Tufaina o Pepa Lotto: Novema 25-27, 2013 (Aso Gafua – Aso Lulu) Taimi: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei
Aso o le Lotto
Tutuila & Manu’a: Tesema 2, 2013 (Aso Gafua) Nofoaga: Fale Laumei i Utulei
Agava’a o le Tupe Maua e Fa’atatau i tagata o le Aiga
Numera o Tagata o lo’o nonofo i le fale Maualuga o le Tupe Maua Numera o Tagata o lo’o nonofo i le fale Maualuga o le tupe Maua 1 $12,300 5 $19,000 2 $14,050 6 $20,400 3 $15,800 7 $21,800 4 $17,550 8 $23,200
Mo tagata uma ua faamanuiaina i le lotto, e tatau ona faataunuina mai i totonu i le Faletupe o Atina ’e pepa talosaga uma ae le’i o’o i le aso Faraile, Tesema 20, 2013. Na o e auai i le Semina o le-a fa’atagaina ona talosaga se ticket mo le se’i. O le fa’amoemoe, ina ia malamalama tagata i aiaiga uma o le porokalama. E fa’asa ona talosaga e se tasi e le’i auai i se Semina se ticket. O talosaga uma ia taunu’u atu ma faailogaina e le o lo’o ta’ua o loo faafoeina le Polokalama ia le silia Tesema 20, 2013. O ni talosaga uma e le fa’autagia lenei aso o le a le fa’aaogaina. O le a maua atu se tali tusitusia mo talosaga uma mai le Faletupe o Atina’e o Amerika Samoa ina ua mae’a ona iloiloina.  O talosaga uma e talia e tuu atu i ai le 15 aso e amata mai le aso o le faaaliga e faautagia ai uma tulaga o le taliaina. O loo fuafuaina e amata galuega ia Fepuari 2014. O TALOSAGA UMA IA FAATAUNUU ATU IA: Ruth S. Matagi-Fa’atili DBAS Loan Manager Faletupe o Atina’e o Amerika Samoa, Fagatogo
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Vet expelled from US fighting deportation
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran who turned his life around after struggling with drug addiction is fighting his deportation, saying he should not have been expelled last year for a minor criminal record after honorably serving his country and living here legally for more than 50 years. Arnold Giammarco was deported to his native Italy over drug possession and larceny convictions, his attorneys said. The former Connecticut resident is seeking to reverse his deportation, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that immigration authorities never acted on his citizenship application in 1982. For decades, authorities declined to deport veterans except in extraordinary circumstances, but Giammarco’s lawyers say immigration agents have departed from that practice in recent years. Giammarco, 57, did brief stints in prison for shoplifting in the 1990s and drug possession in 2007. He has been homeless at times, but his supporters said he got clean, became a father in 2008, found work and married. “I think it’s a shameful thing for the United States to take a man who has lived lawfully in this country for 50 years, who’s raising a family, who’s working productively, who volunteered for the Army, served honorably,” said Michael Wishnie, a law professor at Yale University handling his case with law school students. “It’s a shameful thing to deport him based on minor non-violent criminal convictions. It’s a departure I think from our historic treatment of veterans.” Giammarco served in the Army from 1976 to 1979 and National Guard from 1980 to 1983 and had a green card to live legally in the U.S., Wishnie said. Khaalid Walls, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, declined to comment on the specific case. Immigration officials contend in documents obtained by Yale students working on the case that his application wasn’t completed. ICE exercises prosecutorial discretion for veterans on a caseby-case basis when appropriate, Walls said. ICE issued a memo in 2011 that identifies military service as a positive factor that should be considered. “We are very deliberate in our review of cases involving veterans,” Walls said. Giammarco’s grandfather returned to Italy after he was wounded in World War I fighting in the U.S. Army. Giammarco and his parents came to live in the U.S. in 1960 when he was 4. Giammarco and his supporters say he’s had a tough time in Italy, with even relatives suspecting he must have committed a more serious crime to be deported after serving in the military. Giammarco, who spoke little Italian, eventually landed a parttime landscaping job. “It was just a big nightmare,” Giammarco said in a telephone interview. Giammarco, whose daughter turned 5 on Tuesday, said he has missed three of her birthdays. His daughter asked him if he would be home for her birthday and Christmas. “She said, ‘Daddy, I’ll save you a piece of cake,” Giammarco said. “That just broke my heart.” Giammarco and his wife married July 4, 2010, the 50th anniversary of his arrival with his parents in the United States. Giammarco’s wife, Sharon, has collected more than 3,000 signatures on a petition to officials seeking his return. Giammarco was arrested by immigration officials in 2011 and was detained in a Massachusetts jail for 18 months before he was deported. His daughter visited him, but could not hug or touch him. “I just wait for a day to hold my daughter again in the country that I love,” he said.
In this Aug. 10, 2013, photo provided by Miss Universe, Miss California Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf is crowned Miss Teen USA 2013 at Paradise Island, Bahamas. Computer science student Jared james Abrahams, 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 for hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other young women, secretly photographing them and threatening to post the pictures online if they didn’t send him more naked photos. Abrahams answered a series of questions from U.S. District Judge James Selna, including an explanation of the crimes that were committed, in federal court in Santa Ana, Calif. “I hacked several girls’ computers and, using their webcams, took photos (AP Photo/Miss Universe L.P., LLLP, File) of them when they weren’t aware,” Abrahams said meekly.
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Man HelD For DiDgeriDoo aTTacK on So. CaliF. caB CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested after police say he whacked a taxi with a didgeridoo in an argument over the fare. U-T San Diego says the 31-year-old man and a woman were picked up Sunday night in Chula Vista then fell asleep during a 20-minute ride to a home. Police Lt. Phil Collum says when they arrived, the man got into an argument with the cabbie over the fare. Collum says he went into the house and came out with a didgeridoo — a long, wooden instrument from Australia. Collum says the man threatened the driver with it. The cabbie drove off, but the man allegedly chased the cab and whacked it several times with the didgeridoo, denting the vehicle. Arriving police arrested the man on suspicion of vandalism. NY miliTarY: Reaper Drone crasHes in LaKe OnTario FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — A military drone has crashed into Lake Ontario during a New York Air National Guard training mission. State military officials say the MQ-9 Reaper had taken off from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum and was operating in approved airspace over the eastern side of the lake when it was lost around 1 p.m. Tuesday. They say the aircraft was not armed and there were no injuries. The drone is used by the Guard’s Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing to train Air Force pilots who use it on surveillance and attack missions globally. The U.S. Coast Guard helped Fort Drum crews search for the Reaper until wintry weather forced them to quit for the night. Man geTs DeaTH For THe rape anD Killing oF CA. woman, 84 SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who raped, tortured and murdered an 84-year-old Orange County woman has been sentenced to death. Twenty-nine-year-old Anthony Wade of Los Angeles was sentenced Tuesday. He confessed during the trial. Prosecutors say Wade entered through a broken window and attacked Elizabeth Mae Whyman as she slept in her Anaheim home in January of 2010. Authorities say he raped the widow, tortured her with knives and a saw, killed her and stole her car, drinking champagne and smoking a cigar as he drove. Wade was arrested hours later by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies after trying to use her credit card. The defense argued for a life sentence, saying that Wade was bipolar and was brought up in a family that had a history of mental illness.
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NYPD — Woman rapeD as DaugHTer sleeps nearBY NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding the man who they say broke into a woman’s apartment in the middle of the night and raped her at knifepoint as her daughter slept nearby. Police say the woman and her 7-year-old daughter were both asleep when the assailant entered at 3:30 a.m. Monday. They say it’s unclear how the suspect gained access into the apartment in Manhattan’s Little Italy. They say there were no signs of forced entry. Police on Tuesday released a sketch of the suspect and video from a surveillance camera showing him walking down the street after the alleged attack. They ask anyone with information about him to call police. Japan BanKs pleDge To clean up moB-linKeD loans (AP) — Japanese banks are pledging more efforts to prevent dealings with organized crime after an investigation into such lending at Mizuho Financial Group prompted disclosures of wider problems. The industry leaders acknowledged during a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday that lenders and other financial institutions are struggling to comply with a ban on such loans. Mizuho’s president, Yasuhiro Sato, was summoned for questioning by lawmakers after his bank said it had failed to act after discovering loans to gangs at one of its consumer credit affiliates. Sato forfeited six months pay, and the chairman of Mihuzo’s banking business resigned. Asked if that was penalty enough, Sato said some people were calling for harsher penalties, but noted that his bank was not the only lender to have been caught extending mob-linked loans. MERS Virus maTcH FounD in SauDi AraBian camel RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi Health Ministry says it has discovered a deadly virus in a camel on the western coast of Saudi Arabia. The ministry’s statement released Monday is considered an important development in the search for the origin the deadly illness. There have been more than 60 deaths from the virus known as Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, with all but a handful of the fatalities in Saudi Arabia. The ministry said a sample from the camel was tested near the home of a patient infected with the virus. A research team in August found the virus that is related to SARS in a bat in Saudi Arabia. They suspected it was perhaps another animal that was spreading the virus directly to humans.
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The prosecutor recommended Ah Siu be incarcerated for two and half years, however if the court wishes to release him for school, the government recommends he serve a year in jail. The prosecutor said his concern is the lack of monitoring of the defendant, which seems to be a problem. Kruse continued sentencing in this case pointing to the government and defense to specifically recommend to the court what the appropriate sentencing in this case should be, given that in the first case the defendant was charged with, he attempted to stab the victim with scissors. In this latest case, Ah Siu admits that on February 13, 2013 he unlawfully entered a home and removed a gas tank. According to the government’s case, the defendant also attempted to break into the hall of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Vaitogi; however, a passing vehicle caused the defendant to take off before he finished the deed.
Rice looted in the Philippines amid a shortage of aid
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of people stormed a rice warehouse on an island devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, authorities said Wednesday, highlighting the urgent need to get water, food and medical supplies into an increasingly desperate region. Five days after one of the strongest tropical storms on record leveled tens of thousands of houses in the central Philippines, relief operations were only starting to pick up pace, with two more airports in the region reopening, allowing for more aid flights. But minimal food and water was reaching people in the devastated city of Tacloban, on Leyte island, which bore the brunt of the storm, and outlying regions due to a lack of trucks and blocked roads. “There’s a bit of a logjam to be absolutely honest getting stuff in here,” said Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. “You’ve had quite a lot of security coming in over the last couple of days, less so other things. So then it gets here and then we’re going to have a real challenge with logistics in terms of getting things out of here, into town, out of town, into the other areas,” he said from the airport in Tacloban. “The reason for that essentially is that there are no trucks, the roads are all closed.” In the first reported deaths as a result of looting, eight people were crushed to death Tuesday when a wall collapsed as they and thousands of others stormed a rice warehouse on Leyte Island, said National Food Authority spokesman Rex Estoperez. The looters in Alangalang municipality carted away up to 100,000 sacks of rice, he said. Since the storm, people have broken into homes, malls and garages, where they have stripped the shelves of food, water and other goods. Authorities have struggled to stop the looting. There have been unconfirmed reports of armed gangs involved in some instances. Police were working to keep order across the ravaged wasteland. An 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew was in place. “We have restored order,” said Carmelo Espina Valmoria, director of the Philippine National Police special action force. “There has been looting for the last three days, (but) the situation has stabilized.” U.S. Brig Gen. Paul Kennedy said that later Wednesday his troops would install equipment at Tacloban airport to allow planes to land at night. Tacloban, a city of 220,000, was almost completely destroyed in Friday’s typhoon and has become the main relief hub. “You are not just going to see Marines and a few planes and some helicopters,” Kennedy said. “You will see the entire Pacific Command respond to this crisis.” A Norwegian ship carrying supplies left from Manila, while an Australian air force transport plane took off from Canberra carrying a medical team. British and American navy vessels are also en route to the region. At the damaged airport in Tacloban, makeshift clinics have been set up and thousands of people were looking for a flight out. A doctor here said supplies of antibiotics and anesthetics arrived Tuesday for the first time. “Until then, patients had to endure the pain,” said Dr. Victoriano Sambale. At least 580,000 people have been displaced by the disaster. In some places, tsunami-like storm surges swept up to one-kilometer (mile) inland, causing more destruction and loss of life. Most of the death and destruction appears concentrated on the islands of Samar and Leyte. The damaged infrastructure and bad communications links made a conclusive death toll difficult to estimate. The official toll from a national disaster agency rose to 1,883 on Tuesday. President Benigno Aquino III told CNN in a televised interview that the toll could be closer to 2,000 or 2,500, lower than an earlier estimate from two officials on the ground who said they feared as many as 10,000 might be dead. “There is a huge amount that we need to do. We have not been able to get into the remote communities,” U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said in Manila, launching an appeal for $301 million to help the more than 11 million people estimated to be affected by the storm. “Even in Tacloban, because of the debris and the difficulties with logistics and so on, we have not been able to get in the level of supply that we would want to. We are going to do as much as we can to bring in more,” she said. Her office said she planned to visit the city. Relief officials said comparing the pace of this operation to those in past disasters was difficult. In Indonesia’s Aceh, the worst-hit region by the 2004 tsunami, relief hubs were easier to set up than in Tacloban. The main airport there was functioning 24 hours a day within a couple of days of the disaster. While devastation in much of the city of Banda Aceh was total, large inland parts of the city were undamaged, providing a base for aid operations and temporary accommodation for the homeless.
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An aerial view shows signs for help and food amid the destruction left from Typhoon Haiyan in the coastal town of Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday (AP Photo/Wally Santana) leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Project Notification & Review System
PNRS BOARD MEETING November 20, 2013
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce/American Samoa Coastal Management Program has received a Land Use Permit Application from the following individuals. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. DPW c/o Faleosina Voigt 13-2199-L Federal Consistency Certification, new construction, commercial and education - Aua DMWR c/o Ruth Matagi Tofiga 13-2374-L Federal Consistency Certification and renovation of fish market - Fagatogo Ene & Rita Fe’a 13-2346-LVB Proposal for a new commercial tent (10’x 10’) - ‘Ili’ili ASEPA c/o Ameko Pato 13-2363-L Federal Consistency Certification and Anti-litter Campaign Signs - Islandwide Perelimi & Samu Telesa 13-2348-LVB Proposal for a Laundromat in existing commercial structure - Vailoa Aniani Sili 13-2369-L Proposal for dry litter piggery - Nu’uuli
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Persons interested in or affected by a proposed project, are invited to review the project file and provide comments based on environmental issues, by contacting Marvis Vaiaga’e at 633-5155, at the Department of Commerce in Utulei during regular ASG working hours. Public comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Interested individuals are also invited to attend a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at DOC Conference Room, on the 2nd Floor of the Executive Office Building in Utulei. O lo’o iai i le Ofisa o Fa’afetauaina ni talosaga mo Pemita e Fa’atagaina ai le Fa’aaogaina o Fanua ma Laueleele e tusa ma ala o le Tulafono. A iai se tasi e fa’asea pe fia tusia se molimau i ni afaina o le si’osi’omaga pe a galueaina nei galuega, telefoni mai ia Marvis Vaiaga’e i le 633-5155. E mafai fo’i ona e auai i le fono a le Komiti Fa’afoe ia Novema 20, 2013, ile itula e 9 ile taeao.
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The new fuel storage area for Pacific Energy was built by Paramount Builders and is located on the far east end of the Customs warehouse on the ground floor of the Port Administration office building. The new storage area has sparked concerns about possible health hazards and [courtesy photo] complaints about the way the project came into being.
NOTICE OF THE NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS THE OWNERS OF UNCLAIMED AMOUNTS HELD BY ANZ GUAM INC, AMERICAN SAMOA
The following Check Owners have inactive Cashiers Checks with ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa for ten or more years as of July 31st, 2013 and still remain inactive with ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa. The Check Owners have until December 31st 2013 to contact: ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa, P.O.Box 3790, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799, Attention: Customer Service Department. Otherwise the funds will be transferred to the Treasurer of American Samoa during the month of January, 2014. (Pursuant to American Samoa Public Law 20-72, Chapter 16, Title 28 ASCA). After such transfer, all inquiries pertaining to the accounts should be directed to the Treasurer of American Samoa.
NATIONAL PACIFIC INSURANCE/FOFO SUNIA TAPUAIGA TAIFANE HABBASH ADIMOOF SDRINNE BELFORD/IORAMO FONOTI US CONSULATE GENERAL/LYNN MILLER SUTTON BANK LOMA LINDA MEDICAL CENTER/EMMA FC PEN ULUIVITAV ASATI ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMPLOYEES CU FORT KNOX FEDERAL CREDIT UNION KEMBA CREDIT UNION CABOT & NOI EMPLOYEE CU EQUITABLE RESOURCES EMPLOYEE ISALELIT ALI MOKHAMAD ZENI FAAFETAIK URESA
efforts by the Director of the Department of Port Administration Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Tuia Poumele to effectively improve the financial integrity of the department, given the history of financial operating deficiencies.” BACKGROUND Samoa News notes that two issues are still on the table about the Pacific Energy lease: 1) Why was a PNRS meeting not held on the matter, as it involves ‘environmental’ health issues, and 2) When an objection was made as to the storage area’s location, why was Gov. Lolo’s signed memo used to stop it? Samoa News understands this is not the first time the governor has stepped in to by-pass environmental health concerns — case in point, the asphalt plant currently being built on the ‘old site’ of the former asphalt plant owned by McConnell Dowell. The former plant was relocated, at the expense of the company, due to environmental health issues brought up by the AS-EPA, as well as the Tualauta faipules at the time. At the time, Samoa News understands, while a PNRS meeting was being held for the proposed asphalt plant and the same objections repeated (this time only by members of the public, who were in attendance — the current Tualauta faipules were not there), the owner of the new asphalt plant did not attend. Instead, he had a meeting with the governor, who subsequently signed off on his permit. The PNRS Board later granted permission for the new asphalt plant to be built on the ‘old site’. Coincidently, the new asphalt plant and Paramount Builders — which is doing the work on the Port for the new Pacific Energy fuel storage area — are owned by the same person.
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“We also provided $300 credit vouchers for future travel.” Botticelli later told Samoa News she had been informed that “a flock of small birds hit the engine”. In April this year, a Hawaiian B767 aircraft sustained damaged to the plane’s radome, or “nose cone” of the aircraft that covers navigational instruments. In this incident, spare parts were ferried to Pago Pago by another Hawaiian aircraft to take passengers back to Honolulu. Hawaiian, which carried 822,281 passengers last month — an increase of 1.5% from the same period last year — currently operates two weekly flights to Pago Pago, currently scheduled on Mondays and Fridays.
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Member FDIC
“We live in your world”
Is there really a real economic development effort? I have seen many committees to study a plan, no results yet, and this government has been 10 months in power and counting. It sounds like a conspiracy between the government and the large businesses if nothing happens. Too many coincidences together make a truth. The idea of development has been slightly geared towards tourism, because I have not seen a plan from the government to offer the tourism industry what the tourists are looking for. What do we have to offer? The typical tourists look for nice beaches, great golf courses, nice resorts, great shopping, etc. Do we have any of these to offer? What is the government doing about these issues? If you add the high cost of transportation to get here, we have a minus. Some people will say, what about our beautiful views … please, we have that, but its cheaper to see that and more in the Cook Islands, Fiji and Samoa with resorts, beaches, golf courses, etc., etc. Again, what do we have to offer? We get happy with a bunch of palagis that don’t spend much money that come on the cruise ships. It is ‘something’, but nothing to cover or improve the economy of a group of islands that require annual subsidies from the U.S. government of approximately $500,000,000.00 (count the zeroes). Several projects were presented during political campaigns, and the Afoa group was the only one with specific plans for economic development. We lost. After helping the current administration to win, there is nothing to reciprocate for, so we really lost, and people are starting to realize that American Samoa also lost. Is there really a sincere effort to develop? Apparently, we will continue with studies and promises that will go into the next administration which by the way… Governor Lolo will win by giving jobs to every family on the island of Tutuila and every Manuan available. Is that a development plan or political campaign plan? Think about this with an open mind. Are these facts? Do they make sense? CARLOS SANcHEZ, a concerned resident
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Typhoon damaged fuel tanks are seen along the coast in Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of (AP Photo/Wally Santana) people dead.
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OBama giVes conDolences To THe PHilippines in call WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke to the president of the Philippines to express condolences for the devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan (HY’-ahn). White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama spoke to President Benigno Aquino III Tuesday morning. Carney says the president has directed his administration “to mount a swift and coordinated response to save lives and provide assistance to alleviate suffering.” He noted that USAID and the U.S. military are providing relief on the ground, and that the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and several escort ships are on their way to provide emergency services. AllegeD LAX gunman’s conDiTion upgraDeD To Fair LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doctors have upgraded the condition of the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage at Los Angeles International Airport. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that its last patient from the Nov. 1 shooting has been upgraded from critical to fair. Authorities sent 23-year-old Paul Ciancia (see-AHN’-see-uh) there after police shot him four times to end the rampage at Terminal 3. The announcement came on the same day that hundreds of people turned out for a public memorial service honoring Gerardo Hernandez, the first Transportation Security Administration officer killed in the line of duty. Ciancia is charged with killing Hernandez and wounding three others, including two other TSA officers. Authorities say he targeted TSA employees. The charges carry a potential death sentence. 2 US mariners KiDnappeD in Nigeria releaseD WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says two American mariners kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria have been released. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the U.S. welcomes the release of the two Americans, but said privacy concerns prevented her from disclosing any details about how they were freed. U.S. officials earlier identified the two as the captain and chief engineer of the U.S.flagged C-Retriever offshore supply vessel. Nearly all foreigners kidnapped are released after ransoms are paid. Nigeria’s navy has rescued at least two hostages this year and reported killing several pirates in counterattacks to prevent ship hijackings.
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MagniTuDe 4.9 earTHQuaKe HiTs GreeK islanD oF EVia ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 4.9 has struck the island of Evia, but there are no reports of damage or injury. The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the quake occurred shortly after 8 p.m. (1800GMT) Tuesday, near the town of Istiaia. It was felt strongly in the Greek capital, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) away. Greece lies in one of the world’s most earthquake-prone zones. Most of the quakes recorded every year cause little damage, but in 1999 a magnitude 5.9 quake killed 143 people in Athens, caused 110 buildings to collapse and severely damaged about 5,000 more. DeFenDanT in CaliF. Bus passenger Fire in courT OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old charged with assault and hate crimes after police say he set a male teen’s skirt on fire appeared in court, but did not enter a plea. Richard Thomas was in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday with his attorney, Daniel Shriro, and several family members. He is scheduled to return to court on Friday to enter a plea. Thomas is accused of setting 18-year-old Luke Fleischman’s skirt on fire as Fleischman slept on a bus in Oakland on Nov. 4. According to police, Thomas told investigators he did it because he was homophobic. Relatives and friends have said Fleischman identifies as “agender,”a designation sometimes adopted by people who see themselves as neither male nor female. Fleischman is recovering from second and third-degree burns. Shriro said his client is entitled to a vigorous defense. Thomas’s family declined to comment. Man HelD For allegeDlY planTing BomB unDer car REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a man on suspicion of planting a pipe bomb under his ex-wife’s car at a Southern California shopping center. Redlands police arrested 28-year-old Steven Sunny at a San Bernardino home Monday evening. He remains jailed on suspicion of attempted murder. A woman discovered the bomb under her car Monday afternoon at the Redlands Town Center in San Bernardino County. Several hundred people were evacuated from seven businesses. A sheriff’s bomb squad removed the device and safely exploded it.
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MASALOMIA PAGOTA SOLA I SOLITULAFONO O se pagota na sola ese mai le toese i Tafaigata i le aso 5 o Novema ma e oo mai i le taimi nei e lei maua lava, o lo o masalomia nei i le talepe fale i le faaiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei lea na faaaogaina ai e se tagata se tamai agaese e faaoolima ai i se alii e ona le fale sa ia taumafai e gaoi. O lea faalavelave na tulai mai i Palisi i le po o le aso Faraile na tea nei ma na faaalia e le tama na aafia e faapea, sa ia faalogoina se tagata i totonu o lona fale ma sa ia iloa atu lea tagata ma faapea loa ona ia tuliloaina. Sa maua atu e lea tama lea tagata ina ua tau atu i se pa sima i le lotoa ma sa le mafai loa ona toe sola ese o ia. Sa faapea loa ona osofaia e lea tagata le tama sa tuliloaina o ia i se agaese, ma e ogaoga manua o lea tama i lona fatafata mai lea osofaiga. Ao taumafai lea tama e valaau mo se fesoasoani mai ona tuaoi, sa sola ese loa lea tagata. O lo o masalomia e leoleo o le pagota o Peika Pesaleli lea na sola ese mai le toese i le aso 5 o Novema, na faia lea solitulafono. Ua atoa nei le lua vaiaso talu ona faasalalauina le ata o lea pagota i TV ma nusipepa, i se taumafaiga e pueina ai o ia. AOAOINA LE LAUTELE TETEE ATU I FAAMA’I TAU FEUSUAIGA O le aotauina o le mamalu lautele o le atunuu i nuu ma afioaga i tua ina ia iloa auga o faama’i eseese tau feusuaiga aemaise o le faama’i o le HIV/AIDS ma o auala e ono pesia ai, o le autu lea o se aoaoga o lo o faagasolo nei e le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina. Na faaalia e le susuga Mae’e Uaealesi Silva, le faauluuluga o aoaoga tau le soifua maloloina e faapea, o le autu o a latou taumafaiga, ina ia aoaoina tane ma tamaitai talavou e oo ia i latou ua fai o latou aiga, ina ia malamalama lelei i ia faama’i, e le gata i auga, ae faapea foi o latou aafiaga i le tino o le tagata soifua. Na faatautaia folasaga e fomai ma sa fai eseese folasaga mo alii ma tamaitai. Na saunoa Mae’e, o le tele o tagata i nuu i tua e le malamalama i nei faama’i ma e faigata foi ona talanoa i a latou fanau ma aiga
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O se v’aiga i le fa’afiafiaga a le Faleniu Dancing Group i lea afiafi matagofie.
O le ‘au masi’i a le Olimipeka Fa’apitoa a Amerika Samoa lea e malaga ai le to’a 13 o i latou ma o latou aiga, sa latou saili tupe e fesoasoani mo lea fa’amoemoe i le po o le aso Faraile i Fale Laumei i Utulei. “O lenei fa’amoemoe maualuga, e le o tu’umamaina, aua e tatau ona auina atu lenei fanau e tauva i ta’aloga a le Special Olympics” lea e amatalia ia Novema 30 se’ia o’o ia Tesema 07, 2013 i New Castle, Ausetalia, o le tala lea a le tama’ita’i taitaifono Tafa Tua-Tupuola. E $12,000 le tupe na aoina i lea afiafi. Sa saunoa le ta’ita’ifono ma fa’apea ai, “Talu mai ona amatalia le Special Olympics i Amerika Samoa i lona 14 ai lenei o tausaga, o lea ua toe fa’aolaola a’ia’i le fa’amoemoe, ma o i’inei ua toe tapu’e ai, ma aga’i atu i luma taumafaiga uma mo lenei fa’amoemoe.” “O le auga o le fa’amoemoe atoa, ina ia mafai ona fa’atautaia ta’aloga a le Special Olympics i le tausaga atoa, ae le faia na’o taimi e tatau ona tapena ai tagata ta’a’alo mo ta’amilosaga fa’apitoa, fa’avaomalo pe na’o le tatou lava malo.” Ua ia fa’ailoa mai fo’i sa toe su’esu’eina le tatou atunu’u ma lo latou naunau ina ia fa’atuina pea lenei asosi ia Setema ma sa patino lava le iva o mea na iloga ma mautu ai le fa’amoemoe, e agava’a i tatou, ae sefulu mea sa sailia ai lea agava’a. Na tolaulauina atoa suafa o i latou uma o le a malaga mo le fa’amoemoe ma ua fa’ailoa mai suafa o i latou nei: Mo le ‘Au Soka o Samoa Togo, Hanipale T, Kennoyd Pao o Matafao Elementary, Tausisi Amituana’i o Tafuna Elementary, Peleti Filipi o Samoana High ma Saito Mauga o Pago Pago ma Nuuuli Voctech. Ta’aloga Afeleti; Alfred Steffany (Fagasa/ Leone), Justin Lutu (Utulei), Kuka Woo Ching (Lauli’i), Dennis Vaiga (Alao), Apati Tua (Fagasa/Leone, Leone High School), Lauren Meredith (Leone, Nu’uuli Voc-Tech) ma Lita Lulai (Nu’uuli, o le la’ititi lava lea o le au ta’a’alo a American Samoa 12 tausaga le matua).
O le ali’i pito i matua lava o lo’o tauva mo Amerika Samoa i le ‘au ta’a’alo o le susuga Alfred Steffany, 59 tausaga, ma ua filifilia fa’apitoa e le Asosi ina ia avea ma molifu’a a le tatou atunu’u i le toe aso o nei ta’aloga tu’ufa’atasi. Ua fa’ailoa mai e Tua-Tupuola o le Special Olympics, o le fa’amoemoe atoa o le aumalaga lenei e pa’u atu lea i le latou sailiga tupe fa’apenei e masi’i ai, aua e leai ni alagatupe mai fafo, e maua mai mo nei ituaiga o fa’amoemoe. “O lenei la le auga e ala ai ona fa’atino nei sailiga tupe fa’apenei, ia mautinoa e alu le au ta’a’alo fa’avaomalo i le Special Olympics o lenei tausaga. Ua faailoa mai e lua lava ta’aloga ua fa’atagaina ona tauva ai le fanau, o le Soka ma le Afeleti.” Na le tu’ua e le tama’ita’i ta’ita’ifono le agaga fa’afetai ae ua ia fa’ailoa fa’alaua’itele lo latou lea agaga, aua ua le gata ina fesoasoani le to’atele ma kamupani i koleniga a le fanau, ae o le latou sapaia o le fa’amoemoe e ala i le a’ao foa’i. “O le aoga o nei lava ta’aloga, e fesoasoani tele lea i le lagona fiafia o le fanau, ma ua fa’amalosia ai i latou ina ia tauivi ma tiga o lo’o latou lagona i le tino, ma fa’afiafia i latou e mafuta fa’atasi ma isi ma o latou nu’u ma aiga ae maise le tatou malo.” “O se lagona fo’i o nei alo e latou te iloa ai, o le a latou sailimalo mo latou malo, aiga ma matua, ua tutusa lelei ma nisi o tama ma teine ta’a’alo o le tatou atunu’u, pe sili mamao atu fo’i lo latou fiafia e talisapaia lea tulaga.” E tusa ai ma le fa’amatalaga aloa’ia mai le Special Olympic i Ausetalia o lenei tausaga, ua fa’ailoa mai ai e 32 atunu’u o le a auai mai le pasefika atoa, ae tusa ma le 2,500 o fanau tauva i lea Olimipeka. O le aofaiga o i latou o le fa’atonutonua ma fa’atautaia le Olimipeka lenei e 6,000 sui, ae ua mae’a fa’aulu atu nofoa o e maimoaina e 200,000 i latou. Peita’i ua fa’ailoa mai e 4000 tagata Ausetalia ua ofo mai e latou te o e maimoaina lenei Olimipeka i Ausetalia mo le Pasefika ma le atu Asia.
O se fonotaga i le va o sui o le pulega a le Faalapotopotoga o le Eletise ma le Suavai (ASPA), ma sui o le Komiti o le ASPA/TEO a le Senate i le vaiaso na te’a nei, na manino ai le tele o vaega o le tautua a le ASPA mo le atunuu ua faaleleia ma siitia i luga. O vaega e pei ona taua i le fonotaga ua faaleleia e aofia ai le toe sui atoa o pou uila tuai i pou uila fou i totonu o le motu atoa, faaleleia o ‘transformer’ i luga o pou uila, faafesoota’i paipa mo le suavai taumafa i le motu atoa o Tutuila, aemaise ai le toe faafouina o moli, palaka ma ki o moli i totonu o faleaoga uma i le atunuu. “O le mae’a ai o le fonotaga i le aso Faraile na te’a nei ma sui o le ASPA, ua faamalieina ai loa le komiti i tulaga uma o le latou tautua, ma ua maitauina fo’i le siisii pea i luga o le tautua a le ASPA i vaega uma e fa o lo o i ai lana auaunaga mo le atunuu,” o le saunoaga lea a le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Tuiasina S. Esera, o ia lea o le ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti o le ASPA/TEO a le Senate e tusa ai o le latou fonotaga i le vaiaso na tea nei. O isi sui na auai i le fonotaga e aofia ai le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Mauga Tasi Asuega, o le Pulesili o le ASPA ia Utu Abe Malae, faapea ai le COO ia Reno Vaivao. Na taua e Tuiasina i le Samoa News e faapea, o le fonotaga ma sui o le ASPA, na afua mai lea i se talosaga sa tuuina atu i ai e le komiti, mo le faamaninoina o nisi o mataupu o lo o atugalu i ai le atunuu, e pei o le suavai taumafa ma le saogalemu o pou uila tuai i luga o le auala. Ae ina ua maea le fonotaga ma faamanino foi e le afioga Utu i le komiti tulaga o le auaunag a le ASPA, na faatoa manino ai loa le Komiti i le maoa’e o le lelei ua siitia i ai le tautua a le ASPA. “E tusa ai ma le ripoti sa tuuina mai i le komiti, o lo o aga’i i luma le tautua a le ASPA, o le itu e sili ona lelei ai, e le o i ai se isi siitaga o fuafua le ASPA e toe faaee i luga o le atunuu i le lumana’i,” o le saunoaga lea a Tuiasina. Ina ua fesiligia e le Komiti Soofaatasi o le Paketi a le Fono le paketi a le ASPA i le masina o Setema na te’a nei, na faamaonia ai e Utu le taofia o le isi siitaga i totogi o tautua sa fuafua e faaopoopo i le masina na te’a nei. O le isi tulaga sa fesiligia e le komiti i lea fonotaga, o le tulaga ua i ai le galuega mo le toe fausia o le Fale afi i Satala, talu mai le taimi na faaleagaina ai i le galulolo ia Setema 2009. Na taua e Tuiasina e faapea, o lo o aga’i pea i luma fuafuaga a le ASPA mo le amataina o le galuega i le fausiaina lea o le Fale afi, lea o lo o faatupe mai e le vaega o le FEMA a le malo tele. O le mataupu mulimuli sa fesiligia i lea fonotaga e pei ona saunoa Tuiasina, o le tulaga i le aoina o le lapisi lafoa’i amata mai Sailele e o o atu i Fagamalo, ma ua faalauiloa foi e le ASPA le i ai lea o kamupani tua ua maea ona tuu atu i ai konekarate mo le aoina o le lapisi i nuu ma nofoaga e pei ona tofia i ai latou. I le faaiuga o le fonotaga, ua malilie ai le komiti ma le pulega a le ASPA, ina ia galulue soosoo tauau pea i le mataituina o galuega o lo o ofo atu ai le tautua a le ASPA mo le atunuu. “E talosaga atu i le atunuu, a i ai lava ni faaletonu e maitauina i le auaunaga a le ASPA, logo le Ofisa pe valaau mai fo’i i le Fono, ona matou galulue lea ma le ASPA i le foiaina o ia faafitauli,” o le saunoaga lea a le afioga a Tuiasina. Feso’ota’i mai i le tusitala ia ausage@samoanews.com
Le ta’ita’ifono o le Komiti o le ASPA/TEO a le Senate, le [ata: AF] afioga i le ali’i senatoa ia Tuiasina S. Esera
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Talosaga malo e solofua tagi na fa’aulu i le FJ&P Kruse
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Ua i luma o le Faamasinoga o Mataupu Tau Pulega (Administrative Law Judge) se talosaga na faaulu e le Ofisa o le Loia Sili, e talosagaina ai le alii faamasino ina ia solofua se tagi sa faaulu e le faleoloa o le FJ&P Kruse Incorporated faasaga i le Komiti Faafoe o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga; Ofisa o le Loia Sili, atoa ai ma le malo o Amerika Samoa, ina ia aveese le faaiuga a le Komiti Faafoe e faasala ai le kamupani a le Kruse, ona o tuuaiga i lo latou faa faigaluegaina lea o ni tagata mai fafo e leai ni pepa nofomau. E tusa ai ma faamaumauga e uiga i lenei mataupu, o lo o taua ai tuuaiga e tolu faasaga i le faleoloa o Kruse, i le fa’atamala lea e faia ni iloiloga mo tagata mai fafo nei, atoa ai ma le faatamala e uia auala o le tulafono mo le faa faigaluegaina o tagata mai fafo. I se vaega o le tagi o lo o taua ai e faapea, o se asiasiga sa faia e sui o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga i le faleoloa o Kruse i le aso 17 Aukuso, 2013, ma maua ai i le isi faleoloa o Kruse ni tagata mai fafo e le o ni Nesionale o le Iunaite Setete, e le o i ai foi ni kilia e agavaa ai i lalo o le tulafono ona galulue i latou i le teritori, ma talosagaina ai loa le tatau lea ona totogi e le kamupani o se sala. Na taua foi i faamaumauga a le faamasinoga e faapea, o le aso 19 Aokuso, 2013 na o atu uma ai tagata faigaluega o lo o faaletonu o latou pepa nofomau i le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga, mo le faaleleia o latou pepa nofomau, peitai e le mafai ona faagasolo le faaleleia o latou pepa kilia nofomau, sei vagana ua totogi le tupe e $500 mo le tagata e toatasi mai tagata e to’a 8 o lo o faaletonu a latou pepa nofomau, ma le sala a le kamupani e $1,000 sa faa faigaluegaina tagata nei. E tusa ai la ma faamaumauga a le faamasinoga, e $4,000 le tupe atoa e tatau ona totogi e le kamupani a le Kruse. Fai mai le malo, na totogi e le kamupani a Kruse le tupe atoa o le sala e pei ona taua, e aunoa ma lona iloaina pe fautuaina fo’i, e i ai lona aia e faia ai se iloiloga o lenei mataupu i luma o le Komiti Faafoe o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga. Ae i le tali sa faaulu e le malo faasaga i le tagi a le itu tete’e, na taua e le loia a le malo, le susuga ia Eleasalo Ale le le talafeagai o le talosaga ua tuuina atu i le faamasinoga, leaga e leai se malosi o le Faamasinoga o Mataupu Tau Pulega na te iloiloina ai mataupu faapenei.
O se va’aiga i le fa’amanatuina e le a’oga Kanana Fou Elementary o le aso o Fitafita Tuai, ma ua laeia fo’i e faia’oga le latou toniga ma vala’aulia Rosie Lancaster mo le fofoga fa’apitoa o lea polokalama, ua fiafia fa’atasi ai i latou ma matua ma faia’oga i nei folasaga sa fa’atinoina e le [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] Teen Challenge, i le aso Faraile na te’a nei.
American Samoa Power Authority
Human Resource Department, Tafuna PO Box PPB, Pago Pago American Samoa 96799 Phone No: (684) 699-3040 Fax No: (684) 699-3046 Email: humanresources@aspower.com
PUBLIC JOB POSTING
Position Title Department Division Position Type Reports To Professional Consulting Services Engineering Engineering Services Consulting Contract Engineering Service Division Manager Posting Date Deadline Pay Range Job Grade/Status November 04, 2013 Open Until Filled Will be discussed Exempt
Ioe tama’ita’i faigaluega Soifua Maloloina tuuaiga a le malo…
tusia Ausage Fausia
(Faaauau itulau 22)
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Professional services will consist of project administration, sustainable design programming, and LEED certification guidance. Project administration will involve representing ASPA on project design team ensuring the owner’s project requirements are being adhered to; providing responsible technical and organizational direction to design and construction contractors. Facilitating coordination with all permitting agencies and stakeholder reviews. Sustainable design facilitation will consist of architectural & engineering design coordination and sustainable design recommendations, identifying energy and water conserving strategies, indoor environmental quality issues, and target integrative design synergies that reduce construction cost and increase whole-building performance. LEED certification guidance will consist of LEED checklist review, LEED template assistance, and LEED construction documentation coordination with A/E contractor and to oversee the Administer the LEED certification process, including documenting the LEED point categories., Manage General Contractor’s LEED requirements during construction, Provide Fundamental Commissioning of services.
O le aso 5 Tesema, 2013 lea ua faatulaga e fofogaina ai le faaiuga a le faamasinoga maualuga, faasaga i ni tamaitai sa galulue i le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina a le malo, ina ua la ioeina moliaga sa tuuaia ai i laua e le malo. O Taufau Maxine Sagale ma Sieni Paopao Ioapo, na ulua’i tuuaia i laua e le malo i moliaga mamafa e lua o le gaoi atoa ai ma le faia o tusitusiga tau faasese faasaga i le malo, ae i lalo o ni maliliega na sainia e i laua nei ma le malo, ua la tali ioe ai i le isi moliaga e tasi ae solofua e le faamasinoga le isi moliaga. O le vaiaso na te’a nei na talia ai e le faamasinoga maualuga le maliliega na sainia i le va o Ioapo ma le malo, ae o ananafi na talia ai le maliliega a Sagale ma le malo, lea e pei ona ta’usala ai o ia i le moliaga lona lua o lo o i le pepa o tagi sa faaulu e le malo, le moliaga mamafa o lona faia lea o ni tusitusiga tau faasese fa’asaga i le malo. I le tali ioe ai o Sagale i tuuaiga a le malo, sa ia tautino ai e faapea, i se taimi o le aso 19 Aokuso, 2013 i Amerika Samoa, sa ia fesoasoani ai ia Ioapo i le faia lea o ni gaioiga e suia ai fuainumera sa i luga o le siaki a le malo sa tuuina atu ia Ioapo. I lona ioeina ai o lana gaioiga sa faia, sa ia tautino ai e faapea, i se taimi o le aso e pei ona taua, sa ia faia ai se suiga i luga o le siaki a Ioapo sa maua atu i le malo, e ala i lona suia lea o le aofa’i e $131.02 sa i ai ae tuu ai le $2,400. Na tautino le ua molia, o le gaioiga sa ia faia e le tusa ai ma ala o le tulafono, ma ua ia malamalama fo’i i le sese o le gaioiga sa ia faia. Ina ua fesiligia e le alii faamasino ia Lyle L. Richmond ia Sagale e tusa ai o le gaioiga sa ia faia, na taua ai e le ua molia e faapea, na pau lana gaioiga sa faia i lenei mataupu, lona faailoa lea ia Ioapo o le auala na te faia ai suiga i luga o lana siaki, ae na te le’i tago i le siaki pe na te faia fo’i ni suiga i luga o le siaki.
(Faaauau itulau 22)
MinimumR equirements
Education
Engineering or Architecture Degree and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), or Bachelor of science degree in an engineering and/or construction discipline; Active U.S. registration/license as a civil/architecture/environmental Professional Engineer (PE) Project management and/or construction experience preferred.
Experience
Knowledge of: Skills, Abilities, • Planning, design, and inspection of LEED certified buildings Job Requirements Skilled in: • Managing construction planning and installation of LEED certified buildings • Planning and conducting technical advise for professional and construction staff to ensure competence in safety, quality control and environmental compliance issues
Qualified applicants: please submit a completed ASPA Employment Application with a copy of your resume to ASPA (address listed above) by the deadline listed above. Please attach copies of credentials and transcripts. Candidates selected for hire must pass examinations (when applicable), preemployment clearances & test negative on employment drug test. ASPA reserves the right to waive education and experience requirements as necessary.
No phone inquiries accepted.
An Equal Opportunity Employer * A Drug Free Workplace
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OCCUPANT SAFETY PROGRAM “Buckle Up and Save a life!”
Local Contact: David Bird 633-1780
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O le
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➧ TALA MAI SAMOA…
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Vaega: 36 Fa’afeiloa’i atu ma fa’atalofa atu i le mamalu o le atunu’u ae maise o i latou o lo’o fiafia e faitau i la tatou tala fa’asolo, malo le soifua manuia i le alofa ma le agalelei o le Atua. Ae alo maia, o le a toe fa’aauau atu la tatou tala e pei ona masani ai. Ina ua va’aia e Nancy le tulaga ua o’o i ai manuki, ua lagona le popole fa’atasi ai ma ona manatu e fa’apea, ona o ia o se tagata e tausia manu, o lona tiute e tatau ona fai i lea taimi, o le togafitia lea o manuki nei ina ia toe ola mai. A’o le tulaga lea ua i ai nei ia, fa’ale tagata su’esu’e, e tatau ona ia su’esu’e manu nei ina ia maua ai se vai fofo mo le tagata soifua. O Nancy na ola a’e i se aiga e fai fa’atoaga ma lafu manu ma e i ai lona alofa i meaola, e o’o lava ina ave e lona tama le tama’i ‘oti sa ia tausia ina ia fasi ma fa’atau atu, na va’aia ai e ona matua le maligi ifo o loimata o Nancy ma ua le manogi se mea ‘ai. E sili atu ona alofa Nancy i meaola na i lo isi tagata ona o lona naunau ia ola ma fai lelei meaola o lo’o i totonu o le fa’atoaga a ona matua. Ina ua ulufale Nancy i totonu o le Ami a le Malo Tele, sa ia tauto ai na te tausia lelei meaola fa’apea fo’i ma tagata e ala i tulaga fa’ale fa’afoma’i. O nisi taimi o manatu ia e lua e fa’aosofia ai le malosi’aga o Nancy e galue malosi mo lana galuega. Sa ia manatu o lenei su’esu’ega, ua mafua lea, ona o lo’o taumafai ia maua se togafitiga po’o se vai fofo mo le virusi o le Ebola, e le gata i lea, ae o le a tele fo’i soifua ma ola o tagata o le a fa’asao mai ai. O ia manatu ua o’o ia Nancy sa ia taumafai e fa’ata’atia ‘ese, ae ia tu’u atoa lona loto ma lona mafaufau i le mea lea ua tupu nei i manuki, ma ia maua pea e ia le loto tele ina ia ‘aua ai nei afaina ia. Na tilotilo ane nei i ai Johnson i lea taimi, aua o lea ua amata le galuega a Nancy, o le ave’eseina lea o manuki ia ua mamate mai totonu o le pa. O le ave’ese mai o manuki nei, o se galuega faigata, ona e le taumate o le a toe ola mai manuki, o le isi itu e ma’ai o latou nifo, e ma’ai fo’i o latou atigi lima, e le tau mate, o le a a’afia ai le tagata pe afai o lo’o ola pea. O manuki fo’i o lo’o fai ai su’esu’ega a foma’i, e le o ni tama’i manuki, o le matua’i tetele lava ma lapopo’a tama. Ae afai la ua a’afia i le virusi o le Ebola, o lona uiga, e le tago fa’atemeteme i ai se isi aua o tama mata’utia tama ia. Na tilotilo ma mata’i lelei e Nancy le ta’atia mai o le manuki i totonu o le pa, na iloa atu nei o lo’o aliali mai nifo ma’ai o le manuki. Na tau ‘oso a’e le fefe ma le popole, ae na a’apa atu nei Nancy ua ‘eu’eu le vae o le manuki, a’o le taimi atoa lea, o lo’o mata’i lava e Nancy ne i te’i ua pupula a’e mata o le manuki i lea taimi, peita’i ua mate lava o ia ua le toe ola mai. “Tatala le pa!” O le fa’atonuga lea na fai ane e le ali’i foma’i o Eugene Johnson i a Nancy Jaxx. E faia pea…
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i lea mataupu ona o itu faaleaganuu ma e faigata foi le talanoaina o ia ituaiga mataupu i aiga. Fai mai a ia, o le faamoemoe o lenei aoaoga, ina ia o atu i latou o lo o auai i o latou nuu ma talai atu i ai mea ua latou maua mai i lea mafutaga. O i latou sa auai sa filifilia mai i faalapotopotoga e pei o autalavou, aumaga ma komiti a tina ma tamaitai mai nuu ma afioaga i tua. E oo mai i le taimi nei ua toa 14 tagata Samoa ua aafia i le faama’i HIV/AIDS. TOE LAVEA FOI LE PASI NA TUPU AI LE FAALAVELAVE O le faaiuga o le vaiaso na sei mavae atu nei na toe aafia ai foi le pasi lea na maliu ai se tamaititi e 11 tausaga ina ua aafia se vaega o lona ulu i le keli o se loli sa pasi ane i le isi ituala, i se isi foi faalavelave. Na faaalia e molimau e faapea, e toaono le pasese a lea pasi sa auina atu i le falemai i le aso Toonai na tea nei mo togafitiga o manua ina ua fetoai lea pasi ma se van i luga o le auala i le afioaga o Letogo. Na faaalia e se molimau e faapea, sa malaga le pasi agai atu i Lalomauga ae tupu loa le faalavelave ina ua fetoai ma le van sa malaga mai agai i Apia. O le pasi lea o le “Galusina” na maliu ai le tamaititi e 11 tausaga sa sii i vae o lona tina ma faalagolago lona ulu i le faamalama ina ua taia i le keli o se loli sa pasi ane u le ituala. O lo o molia le avepasi sa faafoeina le pasi i lena faalavelave i le ave taavale faatamala. LAPISI E LE LEOLEO TUUAIGA A MUAGUTUTAGATA Ua tetee malosi le alii leoleo o Maanaima Patu tuuaiga a le alii minisita lagolago o Muagututagata Peter Ah Him faasaga ia te ia, i le auala sa ia faatinoina ai ona tiute i le po sa ia faatuina ai le taavale a le alii minisita lagolago ma faatonuina o ia e feula le masini e sue ai pe sa taumafa ava malosi se ave taavale. O lo o faaalia i le faasea a Muagututagata e faapea, sa tulituli o ia e leoleo ona e le o le taimi muamua lea ua faatu ai o ia ma faatonuina o ia e feula lea masini. E le gata i lea, sa ia faamatalaina foi uiga o le alii leoleo o Patu e faapea, o se tagata faasausili ma le faaaloalo. Na ia tuuaia foi le alii leoleo i lona faalamatia o lona soifua ona o le le talia e Patu o lana talosaga ina ia sui le vaega o le masini e tuu i le fofoga o le tagata e feulaina lea masini. Peitai ua faaalia e le alii leoleo ia Patu i le au tusitala e faapea, o lapisi uma ia tuuaiga a Muagututagata. Fai mai a ia, e le o taavale uma latou te faatuina, ma sa ia faaalia lava ona uiga faaaloalo e pei ona ia faaalia i so o se ave taavale latou te faatuina. Na tetee malosi foi Patu i le tuuaiga a le minisita lagolago e faapea e lei suiina le vaega e tuu ai le fofoga o le tagata e feula ai le masini. “Sa silasila mai lava le alii minisita lagolago o ou sasaeina pepa iila o le faagutu fou o le masini,” o a Patu lea. “E pei sa manao le alii minsita lagolago ou toatuli atu ia te ia ona o ia o le faipule.”
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O se tasi o itu sa fesiligia e le alii faamasino, o le mafuaaga ua eseese ai le mamafa o moliaga lea ua tali ioe i ai i laua nei, e ui e tasi lava le mataupu na tula’i mai ai le fa’alavelave e pei ona aafia ai i laua. Ae na taua e le tamaitai loia fautua ia Karen Shelly o lo o tulai mo Sagale i le Samoa News, ua mafua ona tali ioe le ua molia i le moliaga mamafa o lona faia lea o ni tusitusiga tau faasese, ona o le taimi muamua lea ua maua ai i ituaiga gaioiga faapenei. Na taua e Sagale i leoleo e faapea, na mafua ona aafia o ia i le mataupu lenei, ina ua alu atu Ioapo ia te ia ma talosagaina sana fesoasoani i le itu tau tupe, ona ia faailoa lea i ai e faapea, e leai sana tupe o i ai, ae na te iloa le auala e mafai ai ona maua sina tupe mo ia. Na taua e Sagale e faapea, sa ia faia muamua le gaioiga lea ae na maua o ia, lea ua mafua ai ona tipi le ta’i $250 mai lana siaki e totogi ai le tupe sa ia faaaoaina. Sa ia taua foi e faapea, pe ma le $12,000 le tupe sa ia teuina i totonu o lana teugatupe ina ua ia faia lenei gaioiga, ae ina ua maua o ia, sa ia totogiina le $5,000 i le taimi muamua, ma le vaega o lo o totoe ai o lo o ia totogiina pea i le taimi nei, e ala i le tipi o le ta’i $250 mai lana siaki i vaiaso totogi uma a le malo. O le mataupu lenei na tofu atu i le Ofisa o leoleo i lalo o se talosaga mai le Ofisa o Tupe a le malo, ina ua maitauina e i ai le siaki e tasi le numera ae faalua ona teu i totonu o le teugatupe a se tagata faigaluega a le malo.
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