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The Marist Crusaders, with a new outlook, ready to do battle B1
United States won’t rush into Pacific trade pact… 9
Tapunia Fale’aiga Uma Lumafale Star Kist… 6
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PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA
Saturday, August 24, 2013
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Se va’aiga i fa’aaloaloga ma fa’afiafiaga i le fa’aofuina o le Afioga Moseniolo Peter Brown e avea ma Epikopo o le Puleaga Samoa Pago Pago i le aso Tofi na mavae atu nei. (ata: B.Chen / T.Gasu)
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by Joyetter Feagaimaali’iLuamanu & Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Reporter
SENATOR SEEKS TO CONFIRM OTHER ASG BOARD MEMBERS During the Senate session on Thursday, Sen. Laolagi F.S. Vaeao called on the Senate leadership to move on confirmation hearings for the rest of the board members of certain ASG boards that are still pending in the Senate. He says these boards have forged ahead with their work but not all of their members have been confirmed by the Senate. For example, he said the Senate has not yet heard testimony from Isabel Hudson or Daniel King, the last two members of the American Samoa Power Authority board.  The two nominees were offisland during a Senate hearing earlier this year and their confirmation hearing is now set for Monday, Aug. 26.  The pair have yet to go through a House confirmation hearing. Laolagi further pointed out that the Senate has also to schedule a confirmation hearing for Rev. Kalepo Vaitautolu, a board member of the ASG Scholarship Fund, who was off-island when the Senate held a confirmation hearing late last month for other board members.  Vaitautolu is already confirmed by the house. Laolagi also stated that Mrs. Fiapa’ipa’i Fruean, as a board member of the Development Bank of American Samoa still has her confirmation hearing pending. (On Thursday, the governor’s nomination of new board member Gi Malala was introduced in the Senate) During yesterday’s Senate session, Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie urged committees assigned confirmation hearings for board members to look at getting these hearings done. He says there is still time in the morning around 8a.m. to hold confirmation hearings while the joint budget sessions starts at 9:30a.m, beginning next Wednesday. ASPA PROVIDES NEW GENERATOR FOR AUNUU, AS PROMISED Representative Talaimatai Esera Su’a commends Utu Abe Malae and the ASPA crew for responding to the needs of the people of Aunu’u, pertaining to their electrical and water problems. During the House regular session earlier this week the Aunu’u Rep said Aunu’u residents are overjoyed that since ASPA brought forth the new generator the electricity in Aunu’u is much more substantial compared to the past where outages reached up to five times in the evening. The issue of outages in Aunu’u was always brought up
by Rep Talaimatai during sessions and hearings with ASPA officials present. “On behalf of Aunu’u people, we thank you.... Utu and the ASPA crew,” said Talaimatai. He said this new generator will assist the two generators they already have in Aunu’u and if one generator is shut off, then this new generator will be turned on. He further thanked Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Dept. of Public Works and McConnel Dowell for working together to fix the roads on the Eastern side. “If cars could speak, im sure they would be saying thanks for fixing the roads,” jokingly said Rep Talaimatai. However, with regards to the relocation of the ASPA generators, Talaimatai said its uncertain as of now as to where in Aunu’u these generators will be relocated, given that families have to agree on installing the generators on their land. Currently, the generators are located next to the Aunu’u elementary school, which in previous hearings/sessions, the Aunu’u faipule raised concerns that this may be unsafe for students and staff. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEMBERS SUBMITTED FOR CONFIRMATION The resolution calling for a confirmation on the governor’s appointment to the Economic Development Authority Board was introduced into the Fono earlier this week. The nominees are Treasurer, Falema’o Phil Pili, DOC Director Keniseli Lafaele, Governor’s Executive Assistant Iulogologo Pereira, ASPA CEO Utu Abe Malae, AG Afoa Moega Su’esu’e Lutu, Port Director Claire Tuia Poumele and Governor’s Legal Counsel Steven Watson. According to the resolution which notes that part of the governor’s letter points out that reconstituting the America Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) while he looks to bonds as a revenue stream for major local projects that couldn’t be funded through ordinary government income sources. The resolution pointed out that the governor also nominated members of the board and their terms in office: For four year terms, Falema’o and Commerce Director; for three year terms- Iulogologo and Utu Abe Malae; for two year termsAG Afoa and Port Administration Director Taimalelagi and for the one year term- the Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel. These individuals bring relevant experience to the board. For example, Utu, during his earlier tenure as ASPA executive director, was instrumental in floating the ASPA bonds that financed the power authority’s
re-planting in the early 1990s. Likewise Afoa was deeply involved in the ASEDA’s 1988 bond issuance. He noted that Pili has spent his entire career in government finance roles; while Lafaele has spent most of his professional career in the financial planning business; and Iulogologo is a former director of the Economic Development Planning Office — the predecessor agency of DOC — and is also a former Budget Office deputy director. Taimalelagi is a former Education director and brings her administrative skills to the board with a passion for infrastructure development; and Watson — aside from his legal background — spent most of the last 20 years as a senior credit manager in the financial services sector. Local law calls for seven board members, five appointed by the governor and one each appointed by the Senate President and the House Speaker. Terms in office for the pair from the Fono are valid during their tenure in office. Reach reporter at joy@samoanews.com
“THE RAINMAKER HOTEL”
RE: ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING PLACE: REX LEE AUDITORIUM – NORTH WING DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 TIME: 3:00 P.M.
AMERICAN SAMOA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (A.S.D.C.)
Notice for Proposed Registration of Matai Title
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 6.0105 of the Revised Code of American Samoa that a claim of succession which has been filed with the Territorial Registrar’s office for the registration of the Matai Title TUA’AU of the village of TA’U (Siufaga) by KERETI MATA’UTIA, JR. of the village of TA’U (Siufaga), county of TA’U, MANU’A District. THE TERRITORIAL REGISTRAR is satisfied that the claim, petition by the family and certificate of the village chiefs are in proper form. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that anyone so desiring must file his counterclaim, or objection to the registration of this matai title with the Territorial Registrar Office before the expiration of 60 days from the date of posting. If no counterclaim, nor any objection is filed by the expiration of said 60 days, the matai title TUA’AU shall be registered in the name of KERETI MATA’UTIA, JR. in accordance with the laws of American Samoa. POSTED: AUGUST 16, 2013 thru OCTOBER 15, 2013 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar O le fa’aaliga lenei ua faasalalauina e tusa ma le Maga 6.0105 o le tusi tulafono a Amerika Samoa, e pei ona suia, ona o le talosaga ua faaulufaleina mai i le Ofisa o le Resitara o Amerika Samoa, mo le fia faamauina o le suafa matai o TUA’AU o le nu’u o TA’U (Siufaga) e KERETI MATA’UTIA, JR. o TA’U (Siufaga) faalupega o TA’U, falelima i MANU’A. Ua taliaina e le Resitara lea talosaga, faatasi ma le talosaga a le aiga faapea ma le tusi faamaonia mai matai o lea nu’u, ma ua i ai nei i teuga pepa a lea ofisa. A i ai se tasi e faafinagaloina, ia faaulufaleina sana talosaga tete’e, po o sana faalavelave tusitusia i le Ofisa o Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na faalauiloa ai lenei fa’aaliga. Afai o lea leai se talosaga tete’e, po’o se faalavelave foi e faaulufaleina mai i aso e 60 e pei ona taua i luga, o lea faamauina loa lea suafa matai i le igoa o KERETI MATA’UTIA, JR. e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono a Amerika Samoa. 08/24 & 09/24/13
Fa’aaliga o le Fia Fa’amauina o se Suafa Matai
Saunoa Liva - MANU’A
Matai’s and families without Matai’s from the village of FALEASAO, Ta’u , Fitiuta. Saunoa is going home to Manu’a next week to my MAUNA LATA FARM and village. Saunoa, NOTICE lots of land have no field or money come from it. Saunoa is going to farm all my family’s land with money trees, KOKO. Saunoa, will lease all your family lands that’s going waste with out food and money from it. Don’t waste the land, Don’t waste your life. Saunoa Liva, a true Manu’a blood, very strong blood. Saunoa is doing what King Tui Manu’a expected Manu’a people to do but for most of them: TALK BIG, NO ACTION, TALK LAPISI but there are good Manu’a blood line out there, come follow Saunoa, and I will show you how to make money and be happy with your life. You get what you work for it. FOLLOW SAUNOA. Saunoa Liva, will lease all your family lands.
SAUNOA LIVA
Mauna Lata Farm & Village MANU’A (770-4459)
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“Life at a glance”
“Let’s not allow one bad moment to spoil a bunch of good ones.” “Great moments are born from great opportunities.” Good Saturday morning to friends and fans alike of Hawkeye. It certainly has been letting our share of the rain during the dry season this year. The potholes have all filled up with water taking the place of the temporary dirt and cinders that cause us to make the Auto Parts people very happy! It is somewhat of a struggle to drive from the Rt. 1 Intersection to the Airport these days fans. It reminds Hawkeye of the days that we were just talking about the bronze Statue of his likeness! Hawkeye supposes that this concept also has “Gone with the Wind”. This statement reminds Hawkeye of when he was 15-16 years of age, and Operating the old Peerless/ Monarch Carbon Arc Projectors in the old Pen-Mar Theatre in Delta Pennsylvania/ Cardiff Maryland. The Theatre happened to sit right on the Mason/Dixon Line which separated the North from the South. At any rate, the Movie, “GONE WITH THE WIND” staring Vivian Leigh, Boy George, and Clark Gable, was all of four hours long. This is where Clark Gable went all Triple XXX and said to Miss Scarlet: “Why frankly my dear; I don’t give a dam!” My, such nasty language coming from the faces of Hollywood’s finest of the era. At any rate, some of the Hawkeye fans and readers will recall these troubled times of a teen ager growing up in a drug free environment, and being forced to church on Sunday morning! Getting back to the story, Hawkeye burned a whole lot of carbon sticks showing that movie to the fine residents of the Delta Pennsylvania, Cardiff Maryland, and Whiteford Maryland communities and surrounding areas. Hawkeye could nearly recite the lines of that masterpiece under his breath by the time of the 18th presentation. Admission was a Quarter a pop, the popcorn was good with or without butter and salt, and the sodas were delicious and could be consumed with a clear conscience, being ignorant of such diseases as Obesity, Diabetes, general Acne, and “Ricketts!” Hawkeye used to eat hot dogs, slurp soda pop, and grind Pop Corn in an all out effort to stay awake during the movies. If the Carbon Arc became too wide between the positive and the negative sticks, the light would go out leaving only darkness in the theatre along with shouts of “Wake up you Idiot!” The changing of the reels was a tricky operation and must be timed exactly right. Success in this operation required coordination, which Hawkeye had. It also required close scrutiny of the right hand corner of the film to catch the Dots that appeared indicating that it was time to strike the arc on the other projector and push the start button. Those were the days, folks— and Hawkeye would not trade his younger years for all the tea in Detroit City! This brings us to another era when the folks of Detroit were living on the “Pigs Back!” This happened to be prior to the recent declaration of bankruptcy by the city council and the city treasurer who has an easy job these days as there is no Tupe, {Money} to keep track of. He is one of the lucky ones who still has a job and doesn’t have to go to work if he doesn’t feel like it. Hawkeye has some bad news to report this week fans. His dear & only Sister is seriously ill back in Hawkeyes home state of Pennsylvania. To all who happen to read this piece, please wish Hawks Sister a speedy and safe journey. Hawkeye, having the honor to have had a glimpse of the afterlife is willing to make the following statement: The afterlife is a far better place than the present. Do not fear passing, as it is living that is frightening. Hawkeye and Sweet Leanor were sitting around the campfire the other evening, picking their roses when Hawkeye said: Been raining an awful lot here of late Honey. Sweet Leanor answered: “Yeah in has!” Hawkeye went on to say: “If it didn’t rain it would likely be a bad dry spell.” Leanor answered: “Yeah it would Hawkeye.” And then the conversation launches itself over to the Global Warming Theory. Hawkeye still maintains that the rapid disappearance of the polar Ice Caps is the main reason for the global warming that is now wreaking some serious havoc to our livelihoods as Homo-sapiens living on the planet earth. Hawkeye being a drop out after two months of a ninth grade repeat at Kennard Dale High School in The big city of Fawn Grove Pennsylvania, feels more than qualified to discuss this subject. Green house gasses are mostly caused by animal and human flatulence. The ozone is causing the Ice Caps to melt, and destroying the Polar Bears Habitat while doing so. These are some sane thoughts that Hawkeye leaves you with for this week in Paradise! So; “Anchors Aweigh me Lads & Lasses until next week.” Hawk & Sweet Leanor
35-year old Peter Tali Coleman of Pago Pago met with President Eisenhower in the Oval Office and was officially appointed by the President on August 26, 1956 to be the first nativeborn Samoan Governor of American Samoa. Eisenhower later followed up with the first appointments of native-born governors in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1958 and Guam in 1960. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson later reverted to the practice of appointing Statesiders as governors of American Samoa but it was during the Republican administration of President Gerald R. Ford that the groundwork was laid for a local referendum on August 31,1976 that led to the first local election of an American Samoa governor the following year. [courtesy photo]
The Republican Party, Civil Rights and the Territories…
(PRESS RELEASE)—-The Republican National Committee will host a luncheon to mark the 50th anniversary of the August 28,1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, which brought to The National Mall one of the largest crowds in American history. It is where Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I have a Dream” speech. Among other things, the Republican Party of American Samoa will participate to show solidarity with our African American RNC colleagues from North and South Carolina, Texas and Utah along with Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands but while our own history as a people is different, we are mindful that also this month marked the 150th anniversary of the landing in Moreton Bay, Queensland of the first ship carrying Pacific Island indentured laborers to Australia on August 14, 1863. As the Queensland government website states: “Many [islanders] were deceived into coming– others were kidnapped or ‘blackbirded.’ Between 1906 and 1908, many South Sea Islanders in Australia were deported under Commonwealth legislation and those who remained, along with their descendants, were subjected to ongoing discrimination, harsh treatment and restrictions.” As important to us personally and we hope to all American Samoans, August also marks an important but long forgotten milestone in American civil rights history that was set 57 years ago. It also involves one of our own native sons: the late Peter Tali Coleman of Pago Pago. On August 5, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower threatened to boycott the Republican National Convention set to begin August 20 unless the platform strongly advocated civil rights. Ike got his way. Prior to the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) decision, Eisenhower had desegregated the District of Columbia and completed the desegregation of the armed forces. He appointed five pro-civil rights justices to the Supreme Court and dozens of pro-civil rights judges to lower courts. Eisenhower wanted the 1957 Civil Rights Act to be far stronger but that was not possible when over 100 Dixiecrats (Democrats from southern states) were in Congress. Nevertheless, Ike built the congressional coalition that passed the first civil rights act in eighty-two years. He later sent the 101st Airborne Division to Arkansas to desegregate Little Rock’s Central High School. According to “A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution,” Ike was far more progressive on civil rights in the 1950s than his predecessor, Harry Truman, and his successors, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Eisenhower’s actions laid the legal and political groundwork for the more familiar breakthroughs in civil rights that followed the 1963 August march and November assassination of President Kennedy. The 1956 GOP Platform said: “The Republican Party points to an impressive record of accomplishment in the field of civil rights and commits itself anew to advancing the rights of all our people regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. “In the area of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, more progress has been made in this field under the present Republican Administration than in any similar period in the last 80 years. “The many Negroes who have been appointed to high public positions have played a significant part in the progress of this Administration.
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House OKs Malemo Tausaga as Director of Admin. Services
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
In a unanimous vote of 14-0, the House yesterday confirmed the governor’s nomination of Malemo Tausaga as director of the Department of Administrative Services. Malemo is set to appear next Monday before the Senate Government Operations Committee for his confirmation hearing followed by a full Senate vote. HOUSE HEARING Prior to the House vote was a confirmation hearing by the House Government Operations Committee, chaired by Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Allen, who reminded his colleagues that the nominee is someone who has been serving in the government for many years including being a director of the Office of Budget and Planning during the last four years of the Togiola Administration. Rep. Atualevao Gafatasi Afalava says he recently visited the government housing facility at the industrial park in Tafuna and found several units to be in terrible condition. He says that while some houses are rented by contract workers, others are being used by ASG agencies. He inquired about Malemo’s plans with this housing area, saying that the government is always looking for additional land and this property can be used for other purposes by ASG. (Government housing properties are under the care of Administrative Services). Malemo said most of the units are not in good condition and 17 of them cannot be repaired. He said about 22 units are curOne of the snack bars across the street from the Star Kist Samoa main office was shut down rently occupied by contract workers, offices by ASG entities or by inspectors from the Department of Health yesterday due to unsanitary conditions that pose non-profit organizations. He said it has been suggested to the a health hazard for the general public. Pictured here is the kitchen area where food is prepared governor’s office that there’s a need for sufficient funding to carry daily. Notice the white bucket with waste, the greasy cardboard on the floor, and the filthy burners out a full repair and renovation of the Tafuna housing complex. All of the other committee members who spoke during the [photo Leua Frost] and cooking equipment. hearing praised the nominee for his long and outstanding service to the government. House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale, who delivered final remarks during the hearing, pointed out that he knows Malemo very well as the pair worked together years ago at the tax office. Savali says the nominee has also served in the Congressional Christian Church of American Samoa for many years in various posts. According to Malemo’s resume, he was a tax officer from 1978 until he joined the Budget Office in 1981 as a financial analyst and was promoted through the ranks until 2008 when he was director. The resume also states that Malemo is a board member tusia: Leua Aiono Frost of the CCCAS Finance Committee and Treasurer of the CCCASI le taeao ananafi sa o’o atu ai le vaega asiasi fale’aiga a le Public Health lea e ta’ita’ia e le ali’i Deacons Organization. Fa’atonu o le Soifua Maloloina, Tuileama Nua, Papali’itele Marion Fitisemanu ma nisi o le aufaigaluega e to’afa, ma sa latou siakia ai le atugafale’aiga i lumafale o le Kamupani I’a a le Star Kist i Satala, ma ua latou fa’ailoa mai ai, “ua tatau ona latou tapunia uma nei falea’iga.” “O le mea muamua lava e ao ina fa’amalosia tulafono o le soifua maloloina o le mamalu o le atunu’u, ua mae’a fa’atulaga mai mo fale’aiga, o i latou o lo’o saunia mea taumafa mo le fofoga taumafai o le mamalu lautele o le atunu’u. Ua matou asia nei faleaiga, ma ua matauina, e i ai vaega o le tulafono o le gaosiga o mea’ai ua solituina e i latou nei, ae ua le mafai lava ona latou usita’ia mai le tele o tausaga o latou tautuaina le atunu’u, ae maise ai tagata faigaluega i le Kamupani I’a.” BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town looking to O se fa’amatalaga lea a Papali’itele sa fa’ailoa mai ina ua fesiligia. I totonu o nei fale’aiga e na’o le ta’ito’alua lava pe to’atolu i latou o lo’o tutula’i e faigaluega ai, boost its economy is considering dipping into the most liquid of e to’alua e gaosia mea’ai, ae to’atasi e nofo e fa’atau atu i tagata, e le o ni fale’aiga tetele fo’i. O le assets: its water. Bennington is looking for a bottler who might suavai e sau mai le gaosiga o mea’ai o lo’o toe fa’atafe mai aga’i i luma o fale’aiga lea e saofafai ai want to set up a plant and sell what town officials describe as its “ultra-clean” water from an artesian spring at the base of the tagata ma tausasami i laulau ua fa’atutuina ai i lumafale o nei fale’aiga. “O le isi lea mea leaga tele, ua leai se alavai lelei ona tapena mo le fa’aalu esea atu o le suavai sa Green Mountain National Forest. The town of about 16,000 people only uses about 10 percent of fa’aaoga i le fufuluga o meataumafa mata, a’o le’i fa’avelaina. O lea ua toe tatafe mai aga’i i luma o tagata o tausasami, ma ua to’a na’ua le ga’o ma le palapala i pe’ape’a o ili e fa’aalu ese ai le vevela the 2.1 million gallons of water Morgan Spring generates daily, officials said. “With a vast percentage of this resource being ma le asu o mea’ai kuka i totonu o le potu o kuka mai ai mea’ai mo le mamalu lautele.” Na ia fa’amanino atili le fa’amoemoe o faia nei a le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina, “O lea untapped, Bennington sees this as an opportunity that should not e matua galue lenei matagaluega ina ia le fa’apitoa le faiga o asiasiga i nisi fale’aiga, ae leai isi be overlooked,” said Michael Harrington, the town’s economic fale’aiga, afai la o ta atu pea tala ma fa’aalia ata o nei mea ua asia e le o tusa ai ma le tulafono o le and community development director. Bennington already sells about $25,000 worth of water a year tausiga o le soifua maloloina o tagata lautele i nofoaga le mama ua gaosia ai mea’ai, e ao ina nofouta to bottled water company Vermont Pure, which is limited to fale’aiga uma lava, e o’o atu fo’i le asiasiga ia te outou.” O lona uiga, o le vave utagia lava o lo’o fa’asolo lenei asiasiga ma matua faia loa se kilini, ma hauling 100,000 gallons a day from the spring but never maxes ia va’ai toto’a i tulaga o mea’ai o to’a i laulau ma zinc e fufulu ai mea’ai ma ipu, atoa ma ulo o lo’o out, said Town Manager Stuart Hurd. So why not try to sell more? “A bottling plant would not only be good to buy more water, fa’atautau ma mea o lo’o fa’aputu i ai mea e fa’aaoga i kuka. O isi nei nofoaga e muamua lava o’o i the bottling plant would also create jobs, it would build the grand ai le asiasiga aua, o mea nei e aumai sa’o lava ma fa’aaoga loa i kuka o mea’ai. E o’o fo’i i le nofoaga o lo’o fa’aavanoa e le fale’aiga e taumamafa ai tagata, ua le sa’o lona list, and it’s an economic development opportunity as well as a faiga, aua o lo’o fa’asaga atu lava i le alatele ua feoa’i ai tagata ma ta’avale o lo’o pefu sa’o mai revenue opportunity of us,” Hurd said. But the town can’t afford to build a plant itself. lava i mea’ai. Ten years ago, it looked for potential water buyers and landed Ua fa’ailoa mai e le au pasi fale’aiga, “Afai e o’o atu le asiasiga ia te oe ma lau pisinisi e te le’i mataala lava, ona afaina lea o lau fale’aiga, ae o le asia o nisi ua te’a ma nei fo’i pisinisi, e mafai ona Vermont Pure, but other discussions never panned out. Now, e tapena ai ma iloa lelei, e asia lava lau pisinisi i se taimi e le o toe mamao, aua e tasi lava le tulafono with a relatively new economic development director on board, the town is revisiting the idea. e ao ina usita’ia e tagata uma!” Bennington isn’t the only Vermont community considering Ina ua fesiligia pe ua asi le fale’aiga i totonu o le Kamupani, ae fa’ailoa mai, e le’i o’o i ai le cashing in on its spring water. The city of Rutland’s former asiasiga i lenei aso, ae atonu o le vaiaso fou ua asia loa le fale’aiga tele i totonu o le Kamupani. Ina ua fesiligia nisi sa i ai i le nofoaga ina ua fa’atonu le fale’aiga mulimuli lava e tapunia ma le public works commissioner looked into selling water in 2007 but toe fa’ataua loa se mea’ai, sa fa’aalia mai e se tasi o tagata faigaluega, “E le faigofie lava si matou the workload and capital needed to pursue a contractor to build a olaga faigaluega pe afai o le a tapunia uma nei fale’aiga, o le tele lea o i matou e o mai fafo e savili plant or do the work was too much for the department. But if Bennington’s efforts mean more economic activity e fa’atau sina ‘aiga ma malolo ai!” Pe afai e va’aia e se tasi ua toe fa’atau mai ni mea tausami mai nei faleoloa, e mafai ona e vala’au starts to trickle into town, Rutland may take notice, Wennberg i le Ofisa o le Soifua Maloloina, 633-4606 e fa’ailoa i ai, ae o le atugafale’aiga atoa lea e lumafale i said. “If Bennington does it maybe we’ll reconsider that and take another look it, that’s possible,” he said. ai le Star Kist ua tapunia uma e le toe fa’ataua ai ni mea tausami.
Tapunia Fale’aiga Uma Lumafale Star Kist…
Vermont town sees water as an “asset”
(PRESS RELEASE) — “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. This natural beauty-hunger is made manifest… in our magnificent National Parks — Nature’s sublime wonderlands, the admiration and joy of the world.” — John Muir August 25 marks the 97th anniversary since the National Park Service was established in 1916 to preserve and protect special areas set aside for all people to enjoy. The National Park System comprises not only national parks, like the National Park of American Samoa, but also monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, battlefields, lakeshores, and riverways, to name only a few of the over 20 different types of park areas. Why create national parks? One motive for creating national parks came from the American experience at Niagara Falls at the border between New York State and Canada. The famous falls were America’s paramount scenic wonder during the first half of the nineteenth century. However, local landowners had, in their frenzy to maximize profits, gone so far as to erect fences and charge viewers to look through holes at the spectacle. Shoddy concessions and souvenirs and filthy conditions provided an unwelcome experience for visitors to this most sublime of eastern American features. Clearly government control of such a feature to assure its availability to the public was in order. The first movement to create a park came amidst the Civil War. In 1851, the first Americans had entered the Yosemite Valley in California while chasing a band of Indians. Within five years, the situation at Niagara Falls began to repeat itself. Claims on the valley lands were filed and tolls charged. Haphazard tourism began even as the fame of the valley spread. Concern for this spectacle and its availability to all others looking at profiteering led Congress to withdraw the lands from alienation in 1864 and turn over the valley and a nearby grove of giant sequoias to the state of California as a public park. The state would continue to manage this first federal withdrawal for a park until 1906 when it was merged with Yosemite National Park. Eight years later Congress established the world’s first true national park—Yellowstone in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Instrumental in its creation was the Northern Pacific Railroad, beginning a 50-year period during which railroads became the most profound influence on the establishment of these areas and on the development of tourism in them. Where the Yosemite withdrawal consisted of a pair of relatively small areas, Yellowstone was an enormous land of more than 3,400 square miles. The creation of Yellowstone National Park marked the first serious challenge to the culture of land alienation and consumptive use in American history. By the end of the century, in addition to Yellowstone, still only five national parks existed—Sequoia, Yosemite, and General Grant in California and Mount Rainier in Washington State. However, Congress was not idle in its preservation efforts and in forming reserves that would later become part of the national park system. In 1906 the early wave of preservation efforts culminated with the Antiquities Act. The outgrowth of continued outcry for protection of archaeological sites, its primary impact gave the president the power to unilaterally declare national monuments on federal lands in order to protect items of historic or scientific interest. The National Park System today includes more than 70 national monuments derived from this legislation. By 1912 the parks were well established and reasonably safe from hunting, logging, and mining. Still, in a rapidly changing nation, uses of and threats to the parks evolved, and answers to new questions had to be found. By the turn of the century, automobiles had appeared in several national parks. However, no definitive policy had been established. Department of the Interior officials, conservationists, and others met in Yosemite to discuss auto use in the valley. Their comments indicate the prevalent attitudes of the time—that all forms of access to parks should be encouraged; that the primary concern is for the safety of drivers on the rough and twisting roads; and that no damage either to the park or to the park experience is expected from the admission of automobiles. In 1916 came the most important legislation. For some years the parks were run as independent units of the Department of Interior. In a concerted campaign by future directors Stephen Mather and Horace Albright, the National Geographic Society, and many others, Congress was encouraged to establish a National Park Service, place all the existing parks under its management, and spell out the purposes for their preservation. The ensuing act, known as the Organic Act, created the National Park Service and defined its purpose to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” Today there are over 400 national park areas throughout the United States and its territories. Established in 1988, the National Park of American Samoa preserves and protects coral reefs, tropical rainforests, fruit bats, and the Samoan culture, and provides for the enjoyment of these to this and future generations. National park lands and waters are leased from villages and the American Samoa Government through a long-term agreement with the National Park Service. Adapted from “America’s National Park System: The Critical Documents”
NPS celebrates 97 years of preservation, protection
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American Samoa Government DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THE FFY 2014-2015 STATE PLAN FOR THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
The Department of Commerce as the lead agency designated to administer American Samoa’s Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) will hold a public hearing at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 inside the Department of Commerce Conference Room on the second floor of the AP Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei to review and provide comments on the CSBG Application/State Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015. Copies of the application/state plan are available for public inspection at the Department of Commerce headquarters on the second floor of the AP Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei during normal business hours from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. For more information on this public notice, please contact the CSBG staff of the Department of Commerce at 633-5155.
Keniseli F. Lafaele Director
IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE BY THE AMERICAN SAMOA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (ASDC)
The American Samoa Development Corporation (ASDC) which owns the old Rainmaker Hotel buildings, hereby notifies the public that any individual, business or entity that removes any type of material (sink, bathtub, window, mirror, lumber etc.) from the old Rainmaker Hotel buildings without the written authorization of ASDC, will be reported to the Department of Public Safety and Attorney General’s Office for criminal prosecution for the crimes of Stealing and Trespassing. The public is encouraged to report to the Administration Office (telephone number 633-4031) of the Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) located at the Second Floor of the Lumanai Building at Fagatogo, any suspicious activity at the old Rainmaker Hotel premises.
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In this photo provided by Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), NRA commissioners inspect storage tanks used to contain radioactive water at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), in Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Deep beneath Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea. Now, 2 1/2 years later, experts fear it is about to reach the Pacific and greatly worsen what is fast becoming a new crisis at Fukushima: (AP Photo/Nuclear Regulation Authority) the inability to contain vast quantities of radioactive water.
Thank You…Fa’afetai Tele
from Dancing
Fingers Piano Camp 2013 Group
University of Redlands School of Music July 29-August 2, 2013
• Governor & First Lady Lolo M. Moliga, • Dancing Fingers Honorary Patron of Arts • • Lt. Governor & Mrs. Lemanu Peleti Mauga & Family • Ms. Sally Faumuina, Lt. Governor’s Office • • Liana’s Island Flowers (Tea Party) • Pago Airport Inn (for Digital Baby Grand Piano) • • Professor Louanne Long, Artist-in-Residence, • Professor of Music University of Redlands School of Music Piano Camp 2013 Instructors, Support Staff & Aides Mr. & Mrs. Bill Laolagi & Family, Torrance, CA Mr. & Mrs. Mamea, San Bernardino, CA Mr. & Mrs. Bob Ah Sue, Mareno Valley, CA
Fine Ladies of the High-Noon Tea Party (Fundraiser) Thursday, June 13, 2013, @ Lt. Governor’s Residence • • • • • • • First Lady Cynthia Moliga Pokahana Peleti Mauga Leah Ah-Hing Esther Bruce Komiti Emmsley Evelyn Fa’aiuaso Deanna Fuimaono • • • • • • • Olivia Reid-Gillet Ilaisa Godinet Isabel Hudson Antonia Ierome Lupe Laussen Allie Ma’o Dorothy Marsh • • • • • • Seini Mauga Vaofua Solomona Akenesi Mutini Regina Meredith Lydia Faleafine-Nomura Alofagia Nomura • • • • • • Anita Nua Rosevonne Pato Florence Saulo Laufasa Solaita Terri Steffany Leutu Sua
La. Police — Boy fatally shot 90-year-old relative SLAUGHTER, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana said Friday that an 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed a 90-year-old woman who was his caregiver after watching a video game with violent themes. East Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies did not provide a motive. But they said the juvenile was playing the video game “Grand Theft Auto IV” — a realistic game that’s been associated with encouraging violence and awards points to players for killing people — just minutes before the fatal shooting. Authorities are calling the shooting a homicide. They said it happened shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday at the Country Breeze Mobile Home Park off La. Highway 67 east of Slaughter. Sgt. Kevin Garig told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1dz7ssO) that the identities of both the shooter and the victim are being withheld to protect the identity of the juvenile. Garig said the woman died after suffering at least one gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. WAFB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/14q67Bg) the sheriff’s office said that although the child told investigators that he accidentally shot the woman while playing with a firearm, evidence has led investigators to believe the child intentionally shot her in the back of the head while she was watching television. Authorities said the woman was the child’s caregiver. Garig said the shooting involved relatives. The child was released to his parents Thursday night. Louisiana law prohibits authorities from charging the child with a crime because of his age, the sheriff’s office said. The law states: “Those who have not reached the age of 10 years are exempt from criminal responsibility. However, nothing in this article shall affect the jurisdiction of juvenile courts as established by the constitution and statutes of this state.” The investigation is ongoing. Obama laments legacy of discrimination in US BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama says poor people, run-down neighborhoods and underfunded schools would continue to exist even if a magic wand could somehow wipe away discrimination. He says the legacy of bias in America, from slavery to laws that required the separation of blacks and whites, has meant that institutional barriers to success exist for many groups, particularly blacks, Latinos and Native Americans. Obama says it’s in everyone’s interest to put in place smart policies to help those communities and give their young people a chance at success. The president commented while answering questions from the public at a town hall-style event Friday in Binghamton, N.Y. Teacher’s allergy, Ohio girl’s service dog at odds ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of an autistic firstgrader in Ohio who uses a service dog is challenging a decision that the girl must change schools because her special-education teacher is allergic to dog dander. Charla Gretz said a school official told her on the first day of school this week that her daughter, 6-year-old Shyanna, and her black Labrador retriever, Spring, could not attend MorrisonGordon Elementary School in southeast Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The official told her that the special-education teacher at the school is extremely allergic to dog dander and Shyanna must transfer, according to Gretz. Shyanna gets overwhelmed by sensory issues and does not cope well with change, Gretz said. Her dog is trained to calm her and to walk on an attached tether so the girl cannot wander. Gretz said changing schools would disturb her daughter. But accommodations made for Shyanna and her dog must be balanced against the allergic teacher’s rights, said Carl Martin, superintendent of the Athens City School District. Moving Shyanna to a different school is a reasonable solution, he said. Gretz also said the bus ride to a different school would be about double the ride to Morrison-Gordon. “She does not do well with buses,” Gretz said. Martin disputed her claim about the lengthened route, saying Shyanna would not spend significantly more time on the bus because the schools are only five miles apart. There is a legal obligation to accommodate both the student and the teacher, said Sara Clark, an attorney with the Ohio School Boards Association. Clark said the issue of service dogs and classroom allergies has surfaced nationally, but she wasn’t aware of any other cases in Ohio. Gretz plans to take her case to the school board that oversees the 2,800-student district southeast of Columbus. But for now, she plans to keep her daughter at their home in The Plains and use online courses for instruction.
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US: Won’t rush into Pacific ‘trade pact’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it won’t sacrifice the quality of a proposed transPacific trade pact in the drive to complete negotiations by year’s end. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is the key plank of a U.S. effort to boost exports to the fast-growing economies of the Asia-Pacific. U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman spoke to reporters by phone after TPP trade ministers met in Brunei for the 19th round of negotiations. Froman said the aim remains to complete negotiations by the end of 2013. But he added: “We are not rushing into an agreement to meet any particular deadline.” The negotiations have been underway for more than 2 1/2 years and are said to be in their final stages, although with much yet to be settled before leaders of the 12 nations meet in Bali, Indonesia, in October. Froman said that summit would be an “important milestone” and an opportunity for the leaders to address “potentially outstanding issues” — suggesting the agreement may not be completed by then. The TPP has been billed as a “21st century” trade agreement: an attempt not just to slash tariffs but tackle nontariff barriers to trade, while protecting labor rights. The participants account for 40 percent of world trade. They are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the country’s biggest business advocacy group, said Friday it’s less concerned by the timetable for finalizing the pact than its substance. Tami Overby, the chamber’s vice president for Asia, said the TPP would provide the template for regional free trade for decades to come and it needs to address unfair competition from state-owned enterprises and protect intellectual property rights. Complex hurdles remain both in striking agreement among the 12 nations and for individual governments in convincing citizens and businesses the TPP is in their national interest. Japan, which only formally joined the negotiations in July, is under pressure from the U.S. to open up its auto and insurance markets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, meanwhile, faces stiff domestic opposition, including from Japanese farmers who fear that foreign imports could drive them out of business. Malaysia’s government last week announced it was initiating cost-benefit studies on the impact the TPP on its companies and said it would not be bound by a fixed timeline on negotiations. While there’s bipartisan support in Congress for the TPP, there’s American dissent, too. Labor groups fear job losses; digital rights activists say the TPP’s provisions could compromise online privacy. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday accused the Obama administration of bowing to pressure from the tobacco industry by proposing a provision in the TPP that he contended could challenge countries’ tobacco-control measures. Bloomberg wrote in The New York Times that would be “a colossal public health mistake and potentially contribute to the deaths of tens of millions of people around the world.” Froman defended the proposal, saying it addresses public health concerns.
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Staff and management of the American Samoa - Environmental Protection Agency held a farewell luncheon for one of their former employees, Mr. Kuka Matavao (L) who was recognized for his valuable service to the people of American Samoa and to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency through hard work and commitment in promoting a Safe and Healthy Environment. AS-EPA Director Ameko Pato (R) and his staff wished Matavao all the best of luck [courtesy photo] in his new endeavors and may the fruits of his work continue to profit others.
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Office of Highway Safety
Local contact: DPS Office of Highway Safety (Fred Scanlan 633-1780)
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Matagaluega o Fefa’atauaiga, Faletupe o Atina’e o Amerika Samoa, Sosaiete a Pisinisi o Amerika Samoa Pa’aga a le Malo ma Pisinisi
Talanoaga o Mataupu i Pisinisi
Aso Tofi, Aukuso 29, 2013 Maota o Rex H. Lee (Fale Laumei), Utulei, Amerika Samoa
FA’AMOEMOE: Ia faia ni Talanoaga o Mataupu i Pisinisi mo le mamalu o le atunuu, ina ia lagolagoina le atina’eina o
pisinisi i le teritori o Amerika Samoa. O le uluai Talanoaga o loo fa’atulagaina e fa’atatau i le mataupu “E fa’apefea ona amataina lau pisinisi i Amerika Samoa.” O vasega taitasi e faia i le gagana Samoa (8:45 i le taeao e oo i le 11:45 i le taeao) ma le gagana Peretania (12:30 i le aoauli e oo i le 3:30 i le afiafi). O lenei Talanoaga e faia i le aso atoa ma e tatala mo le mamalu o le atunuu e aunoa ma le totogi. E maua foi le taumafa mama. Mo fesili valaau DOC 633-5155.
8:45 i le taeao e oo i le 11:45 i le taeao: Vasega e faia i le Gagana Samoa O vasega taitasi e 10 minute le folasaga a le Failauga + 5 minute fesili ma tali= 15 minute le aofai o le taimi o vasega taitasi 8:45 – 8:55 i le taeao: 9 - 9:15 i le taeao: SAUNOAGA AMATA OVERVIEW OF TOURISM INDUSTRY IN AM. SAMOA Developing tours and business opportunities catering to the cruise ship industry Failauga: David Vaeafe, Executive Director, ASVB Falefata Moli Taai Lemana, Division Head, TIP-DOC NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES OF AM. SAMOA NATIONAL PARKS OF AMERICAN SAMOA Opportunities and Tours Failauga: Gene Brighouse, NMSAS Superintendent Michael Larsen, National Parks Ranger TIPS ON BEING A SUCCESSFUL TOUR OPERATOR Local Tour Operator Testimony Failauga: Alofa Tours HOW TO GET STARTED How to apply for a business license When do you need a Land Use Permit and how to apply for one Failauga: Rachael Peters, DOC Business License Analyst Marvis Vaiaga’e, PNRS Coordinator WHERE TO GET FINANCING AND BUSINESS BANKING SERVICES Micro-lending opportunities for small businesses Failauga: Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili, DBAS Loan Manager
POLOKALAMA O LE TAEAO
9:30 - 10:00 i le taeao:
10:15 - 10:30 i le taeao:
10:45 - 11:15 i le taeao:
11:30 - 11:45 i le taeao:
** Emcee: Falefata Moli Taai Lemana “Mo le resitalaina o lou suafa, fa’aaoga le laina i luga o le upega tafailagi http://www.doc.as/ “
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Department of Commerce (DOC), Development Bank of American Samoa, American Samoa Visitors Bureau and American Samoa Chamber of Commerce (ASCOC)
Tourism Business Workshop
Thursday, August 29, 2013 Rex H. Lee Auditorium, Utulei
PURPOSE: To support development of small businesses within the Tourism Industry to foster entrepreneurship and sustainability. Each topic will be presented in Samoan (morning session) and English (afternoon session). This one-day workshop is open to the public at no cost. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact DOC at 633-5155.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM
12:30pm - 3:30pm 12:30pm – 12:40pm 12:45pm - 1:00pm English Session 10 min. presentation + 5 min. Q&A = 15 min. total OPENING REMARKS OVERVIEW OF TOURISM INDUSTRY IN AM. SAMOA Developing tours and business opportunities catering to the cruise ship industry Presenters: David Vaeafe, Executive Director, ASVB NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES OF AM. SAMOA NATIONAL PARKS OF AMERICAN SAMOA Opportunities and Tours Presenter: Gene Brighouse, NMSAS Superintendent Michael Larsen, National Parks Ranger TIPS ON BEING A SUCCESSFUL TOUR OPERATOR Local Tour Operator Testimony Presenters: Alofa Tours HOW TO GET STARTED How to apply for a business license When do you need a Land Use Permit and how to apply for one Presenter: Rachael Peters, DOC Business License Analyst Marvis Vaiaga’e, PNRS Coordinator WHERE TO GET FINANCING AND BUSINESS BANKING SERVICES Micro-lending opportunities for small businesses Presenter: Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili, DBAS Loan Manager
1:15 pm – 1:45pm
2:00pm – 2:15pm
2:30pm – 3:00pm
3:15pm - 3:30pm
** Emcee: Falefata Moli Taai Lemana
“To pre-register online go to http://www.doc.as/ “
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Denmark’s Little Mermaid celebrates 100 years COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bikini-clad women have jumped into Copenhagen harbor as part of the 100-year anniversary celebration of the landmark Little Mermaid statue — the Danish capital’s top tourist attraction. The bronze statue, which draws at least 1 million visitors every year, was created as a tribute to fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. The author penned a story about a sea king’s daughter who fell in love with a prince but had to wait 300 years before she could turn from mermaid into human. The statue’s international fame grew after its head was stolen in 1963. Since then, it has been vandalized, exploded and repeatedly repaired. It was also exhibited at the Shanghai World Exposition in 2010. Friday’s celebrations also included speeches, a children’s concert, music and birthday songs. South Africa details its new military deployment in Congo JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says it is contributing 1,345 troops to a United Nations military mission with a mandate to fight rebel groups in eastern Congo in an effort to bring peace to the country. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma said Friday that the $40 million deployment started on June 13 and ends March 31, 2014. South Africa’s role in the U.N.’s “intervention brigade” in eastern Congo had previously been announced, but Zuma’s statement offered new details. The South Africans comprise about half of the troops in the new unit. South African forces have been involved in previous peace efforts in Congo. Military spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini says the new deployment is “more robust.” 600 Portuguese firefighters battle deadly wild blazes TONDELA, Portugal (AP) — More than 600 Portuguese firefighters are battling six new wildfires a day after one firefighter was killed and nine others injured when gusting winds caused a fire to change direction. Portugal’s National Civil Protection agency said water-bombing planes were also being used to fight fires Friday in north-central Portugal. In the hills near the small city of Tondela, Commander Antonio Ribeiro of the Serra de Caramulo firefighters said the crew ran from the flames and smoke Thursday but the firefighter who died fled in the wrong direction. That fire was brought under control late Thursday, but the agency said firefighters faced new six forest fires elsewhere in the region. Amid corruption worry, Aquino to reform govt fund MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III promised Friday to reform a corruption-plagued system that allows lawmakers to allocate government funds for projects in their district after an audit found that millions of dollars were misused. The government audit said last week that $141 million allocated over a three-year period was released to questionable aid groups and ghost projects identified by lawmakers as beneficiaries. The scandal centered on a powerful businesswoman who allegedly collaborated with lawmakers in channeling some of the funds and went into hiding after she was charged with illegal detention of a whistle-blower. Critics say the system promotes corruption, with citizens’ and pressure groups calling for a protest rally Monday to demand that Aquino abolish the practice. Aquino, who has made fighting against corruption a centerpiece of his administration, said there was nothing “intrinsically wrong” with the system but it has been abused by “a few greedy individuals.” He vowed to prosecute those responsible for misusing the fund.
[Sosoo ane loa lau faitau i le tatou tala faasolo mo lenei vaiaso, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na tea nei i le taimi lea na logo ai e Kati le ofisa o leoleo ina ia avatu ni isi leoleo faaopoopo i le nofoaga o lo o mu ai le faleaoga, e foliga mai o sui o le Ami lea ua taunuu, e i ai so latou fesootaiga ma tagata faatupu faalavelave.] A’o faatali Kati mo le taunuu ane o isi leoleo faaopoopo, o le taimi lea e lei misi ai lana vaai ma gaioiga o lo o faia i totonu o le malae e sui o le Ami lea o lo o feoa’i solo ma pu’e a latou ata e foliga mai o lo o taumafai e tuu faatasi sa latou ripoti. O le isi tulimanu o le malae o lo o paka mai ai taavale leoleo e lua mo alii leoleo e toafa o lo o tiute ai i le lotoa i le taimi lea. E le’i atoa se 5 minute talu ona tuanai le telefoni a le tama ae vaaia loa le tau fai sosolo atu o taavale leoleo e 4 ma leoleo e tofu ma a’upega faapitoa e pei o pulou ma fana e faaaoga e le militeli. Na vaaia e Kati foliga le mautonu o sui o le Ami e toafa o lo o savavali solo i luga o le malae, ma e foliga mai o le a solomuli i latou nei, o le vavave o gaioiga a le tama na ia logoina ai loa le taitai leoleo ina ia siomia loa le Van uliuli lea o lo o paka i le isi tulimanu o le malae ma faasiilima fitafita e toafa o lo o nonofo ai i totonu, ma ia faaeteete o lo o faaaupegaina i latou uma. E lei talitonu le taitai leoleo i le faatonuga a Kati, ae talu ai o le tele o mea lililo na mafai ona maua uma e le tagata lenei, na mafua ai ona faa-
O KATI LE LEOLEO NANA
tonu e le taitai leoleo ana tama ina ia siomia atoa le Van uliuli o lo o paka i le tulimanu o le malae, e le’i umi ae lolofi atu i ai leoleo e lata i le toa 20 ma si’omia loa le Van, ona ave lea o le poloa’i i tagata o lo o i ai i totonu e o mai i fafo ma sisi’i i luga o latou lima, ae o le taimi foi lea ua faatonu ai e Kati isi leoleo e faasiilima sui o le Ami o lo o feofeoa’i i fafo i le lotoa, ma faaeteete ina ne’i lavea se isi i ni aupega malolosi o lo o feavea’i e le au alii ia. Na ona matala lava o le faitoto’a o le Van uliuli, ae vaaia loa e Kati le savavali mai i fafo o fitafita a le malo e toa 4 sa i ai i totonu ma o latou lima e tuu uma i luga o latou ulu, ae o totonu o le taavale o lo o taatitia mai ai a latou a’upega, ae o le taimi lava foi lea na faasiilima mai ai e leoleo isi sui o le Ami sa feofeoa’i solo i luga o le malae. Na lilo i le tama o Kati ma leoleo, o le taimi lea na latou faasiilimaina ai alii sa i totonu o le Van, o le taimi lea na faia ai loa fesootaiga a le au alii ia i le latou vaega faatupu faalavelave, ina ia osofa’i loa le nofoaga lea ma ia fasiotia le tagata lenei o Kati. Na vave gaioiga a leoleo ma latou aveesea mai ai a’upega uma sa i totonu o le Van ma tuu atu i totonu o a latou taavale, ae faafuasei loa ona sosolo atu isi Sipi tau lanu uli e fa ma tafana atu leoleo o lo o tiute i le faitoto’a ma feotai ai le toafa sa i ai, e le’i toe faatali Kati ma ana leoleo ae ua tali mai loa i le osofaiga, ae na muamua lava latou tafanaina fitafita na latou faasiilima ma feoti uma ai.
[E toe faatalofa atu i le mamalu o le au faitau i lenei taeao, malo le soifua maua malo foi le onosa’i, ae alo mai loa o le toe sosooina lenei o le tatou tala faasolo lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei i le taimi lea ua taunuu ai le tamaititi o Lisati i Samoa i lona aiga.] Na ese lava lagona o le tamaititi ina ua toe fo’i atu i lona aiga na tupu a’e ai, sa ia vaaia nai ona tei laiti ua amata ona matutua, ma ua mafai lava foi ona nonofo na o latou i le fale. O le masani a matua o le tamaititi, o po uma lava talu ona moe le fafine e tausi ma’i i le ma’i a lona toalua i le falema’i, e tuu ai lava na o tamaiti i le fale, ae vaai atu e le ulugalii o le latou tuai, le fafine e Losi ma lona toalua o Levi, o le ulugalii lava lea sa fai ma uo a matua a Lisati mai le tele o tausaga. E taunuu le tama i le fale i le po lea, e lei fo’i atu le fafine o Losi sa alu i le Bingo a le mafutaga a Tina o le aulotu, ae na te’i le fafine ina ua latalata atu i le fale o lo o mumu mai le moli o lo o pisa fo’i tamaiti, ae na faatoa ia iloa Lisati ina ua oo atu i le faitotoa ma ia vaaia ai le tamaititi o lo o talanoa mai ma nai ona tei. “Sole Saki, o le a le kaimi ga e sau ai,?” e fai lava le fesili a Losi ma savali atu ua fusi le tamaititi ma faafeiloa’i, “E le’i atoa se afa itula talu ona ou taunuu mai, ma o lea ou te sauni ou te alu i le falema’i e asi lo’u tama,” o le tali atu lea a le tamaititi ona faaauau ai lava lea o le talanoaga e faatali ai le taxi lea ua vili e alu ai i le falema’i. Na te’i Lisati ina ua oso atu i totonu o le taxi, o lana tama o Iulio lea o lo o fealua’i i le taavale, “Sole, ga e sau agafea,?” o le fesili fia iloa lea a Iulio, ae na ata le tamaititi ma tali atu, “Ua fai si leva,” e fai lava tala a le tamaititi ma tuu atu lona lima e faatalofa i le ave taxi. “Sole, ua e kama makua lava alii, ia o lea lava ua e sau o le mea kuai lava lea e i ai lo kakou guu iigei, ai ua e maua se kala i lau keige o Lasela lea ua gogofo ma le isi koeaiga makua lava e leoleo i le Falemeli, a ea,?” o le faitatala lea a le ave taxi ia Lisati, ae sa na o le ata lava o le tamaititi e leai sana tali tele na fai atu i ai, ae na pau le mea lea e i lona mafaufau, o le fia oo atu i le falemai e vaai si ona tama. Na ona taunuu lava o le taxi i luma o le falema’i i Motootua, ona totogi lea o le pasese o le tamaititi ma faamavae loa ma Iulio ma savali atu loa i le faitoto’a o le falema’i ma aga’i sa’o atu loa i le ofisa o teine foma’i, ma fesili i ai i le ma’i e igoa ia Tanu, ona faasino lea i ai e le teine foma’i o lo o tiute le potu o lo o taofia ai Tanu faatasi ai ma lana fautuaga, afai o se asiga, e le tatau ona faalavelave pe afai ua malolo le ma’i, ae na ata le tama ma tali atu i ai ua lelei, ma ina ua tatala atu e le tamaititi le faitoto’a o le potu, sa ia vaaia ai lona tuafafine o lo o moe i le isi itu o le moega, ae o lona tina o lo o tootuli ma tatalo, ae na segia le mauli o le fafine ina ua tatala atu e se tagata le faitoto’a, ma ia vaaia ai lana tama o Lisati lea ua savali atu.
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TUPUAGA O TUISAVALALO I le agai i uta i le auala galue moa’ poo le taumafai lea o o le nuu o Asaga, e tu ai le ana e tagata e faatau ni moa se lua, taua o le ‘ana o le Imoa’, peitai ma o lea taaloga sa faia i le nuu fai mai mau ma le talatuu a o Puapua. Na toe vave foi Alo Samoa, o le ogaeleele lea o loo i uta i lona tina ma tauanau ina i ai le ana o le Imoa, o lona igoa ia saili mai sana moa e aumai muamua sa I ai i aso anamua, o i le taugamoa lea o loo faia i ‘Naisaafa’ ma fai mai le tala, o Puapua, peitai na le fiafia i ai le igoa lea o le tupu o Amoa sa i lona tina, le tamaitai o Sinaleai i ia ona po, ma sa nofo ai i le fatumoa, ona ia alu lea ua ave ia eleele lea. Alo le manu o le Ti’atala e tau E faapea la le tala tuu, o le ai, ona toe foi loa lea o le tama i tamaitai o Sinalefatumoa na usu Puapua ma lana Ti’otala. i ai le alii o Amoa o Naisaafa Fai mai le tala na manumalo ona maua ai lea o le tama o Alo, aoao le tama o Alo i lana Ti’otala, le tama la lea o loo faapea mai ona o le moa lava e tau ma le le tala, na alu i se tasi aso e utu Ti’otala a Alo, e mautinoa lava e sami mo lona aiga, ae alu atu o tatogi e le Ti’otala mata ma iu ai fai mai le taaloga o le ‘faatau lava ina mate ai, ma talu mai lea
Tala i Vavau o Samoa
aso, fai le tala e lei toe faia ai lava ni tauga moa i totonu o Puapua, peitai ua ese le taaloga lea ua fai, ua fai taga-ti’a, ma sa auai foi ma le tama o Alo, ona o lona fia vaai i lona tama. I se tasi aso, ona fai lea o Sinalefatumoa i lana tama o Alo, afai e i ai se aso e alu ai e su’e lona tama, o le tagata lava e tau atu i ai o nofo mai i luga o le ogalaau, o lona tama lena. O le faiga la o le taalo a Alo, o ia e ta ti’a, ae o lona tina e alu e su’e mai le ti’a.
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o le fa’aolataga
A photojournalist holds a placard as she participates in a protest against the gang rape of a 22-year-old woman photojournalist in Mumbai India, Friday, Aug 23, 2013. The woman was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in an isolated, overgrown corner of (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade) India’s business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday. “E fevaevaea’i pe a naumati i le Vai ola.” (Isaia 55:1-9, Ioane 7:37-44) O le tausamiga o fale apitaga o se tasi lea o sauniga faaIsaraelu e pito i sili ona taua, o le aso faamanatu lea e vaaia ai le Osi taulaga sili ua alu atu ma asu mai le vai i le Seloa e tupuga mai i le isi vai e igoa o le ‘Gihon Spring’ I le tu a Isaraelu o le fai lava i tausaga uma lea na fetalai atu Iesu i le aso mulimuli aso mulimuli o le faamanatuina o le a aso faamanatu, o lea na tu ma alaga atu lea o ia, “Afai e fia inu se tasi, ina sau ia ia te au e inu ai. O se faatuatua ia te au, e faapei ona fai mai le Tusi, E tafe mai o vaitafe mai totonu ia te ia, o le vai o le ola lava.” Ua toatele le motu o tagata ua faalogo ai i lana fetalaiga ma ua talitonu ai, ua faapea mai, “E moni, o lea lava le perofeta lenei.” ua faapea mai isi, “O le Keriso lenei.” a ua faapea mai isi, “Pe tupu mai le Keriso mai Kalilaia.” Ua vaeluaina le motu o tagata ona o ia, ae ua fia pue atu foi i latou ia te ia ona ua faaleagaina le aso faamanatu a Isaraelu i lona sosofaina i le Tala Moni o le Lagi. E le tuua e Iesu le mea moni lava, le mea moni ma le faaolataga moni, le vai e te le toe fia inu ai pe a e inu ai, le vai lea ua tau atu e Iesu, ai o loo le vai lea e fai ai le faamanatuina o le aso faamanatuina i tausaga uma lava e oo mai le faavavau. Aua ua ‘fevaevaea’i pe a naumati i le Vai ola’ le vai pei ona fetalai atu ai Iesu ia Isaraelu i lena mea, “Afai e fia inu se tasi, ina sau ia ia te a’u e inu ai.” Lena ua fetalai tu sao atu ia Isaraelu ma le lalolagi atoa, le vai moni lea e le toe fia inu ai se tasi e inu ai i lea vai, e le toe lagona loa galala pe a oo mai faigata. Le vai lenei e te le toe manoa ai fua e se isi vai e faamalieina ai lou finagalo ma lou loto ae o le a inu ai e oo i le faavavau. E le pei o le vai lea e masani ai le ‘au Osi taulaga e faia ai tausamiga o fale apitaga, e fai nei seia uma aso e fitu ona toe fai foi lea i le isi tausaga e oo mai le gataaga. E pei a ona fetalai mai o Isaia, ‘E outou uma o e fia inu, inao mai ia i le vai, atoa ma outou ua leai ni tupe, o mai ia, ina faatau ma aai, ia outou o mai lava, ma faatau le uaina ma le suasusu, a leai se tupe, e leai foi se tau e faatau a’i.’ O ala o le Atua e le tuo ala ai, o manatu foi a le Atua e le tou manatu ia, o ala ma manatu o le Atua ua silisili ‘ese ma maualuga lava ia nai loo tatou manatu. Ua silsili ‘ese foi ona finagalo toe maualuga ai loo tatou loto, e faitoatasi lava lona lona ala ma lona finagalo i oo i le faavavau lava. Le alaga a Iesu i le motu o tagata, “Afai ua fia inu se tasi, ina sau ia ia te au e inu ai. O se faatuatua ia te au, e faapei ona fai mai ai o le Tusi, e tafe mai o vaitafe mai totonu ia te ia, o le vai ola lava.” Tatou tagi atu ia Iesu i lena vai, aua e moni ma faamaoni le mea e auala mai ai le vai e talai mai nei e Iesu, le toe i ai nei i le lalolagi aua ua afia Iesu i le Lagi, ae o le tagata e faia le finagalo o Iesu o le tagata lena ua ia taliaina le vai lea. Le loto maualalo ma le amio solia o le ala pei o ala uma a Iesu, ona le naumati ai laia o le tatou Vai ola e faavauvau lava Amene.
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Former Australian leader condemns US gun culture CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian government leader has blamed the gun culture in the United States for the shooting death of an Australian baseball player in Oklahoma and condemned America’s lax firearm controls as a corruptive influence around the world. Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer was speaking on Saturday on the eve of a tribute baseball game being played in shooting victim Chris Lane’s hometown of Melbourne. Lane was shot in the back and killed last week while jogging in Duncan, an Oklahoma community where the three teenagers accused in his killing live. Fischer says the failure of the U.S. Congress to mandate background checks for sales at gun shows and to curb the availability of guns fed the illegal firearm trade in Australia and elsewhere. Snowden suspected of covering electronic tracks WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the U.S. government’s efforts to determine which highly classified materials leaker Edward Snowden took from the National Security Agency have been frustrated by Snowden’s sophisticated efforts to cover his digital trail by deleting or bypassing electronic logs. Government officials tell The Associated Press that investigators are wrestling with Snowden’s apparent ability to defeat safeguards established to monitor and deter people looking at information without proper permission. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the sensitive developments publicly. The disclosure undermines the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the NSA surveillance programs can’t be abused because its spying systems are so aggressively monitored and audited for oversight purposes. Thousands protest against government in Bahrain MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Bahrain to demonstrate against the government in a permitted protest in the Gulf kingdom. The demonstrators marched west of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, on Friday to protest new strict new laws designed to curb dissent. Opposition parties called for the protest and it had prior approval from the government — meaning it wasn’t broken up like others recently called by demonstrators in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. Security forces have kept other protests away from the center of the capital in this country that’s home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. The island nation with a native population of more than 550,000 has been gripped by near nonstop turmoil since February 2011, when Shiites inspired by the Arab Spring began the uprising.
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Ex-EPA official charged with stealing nearly $900K WASHINGTON (AP) — A former highranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency was charged Friday with stealing nearly $900,000 from the agency over 13 years. John C. Beale, a former deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation, is accused of stealing a total of $886,186 between 2000 and April of this year. A document filed by the Justice Department says Beale stole the money by collecting bonuses and extra salary. Beale, 64, of Arlington, Va., faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and financial penalties if convicted. He worked at the EPA for at least two decades under several presidents. He was a top deputy to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who headed the Air and Radiation office from 2009 until taking over the agency last month. An agency spokeswoman said the EPA is coordinating closely with its inspector general and the Justice Department on the complaint. DHS employee behind racist website placed on paid leave WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department says an employee who runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war has been put on paid administrative leave. An acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement who deals with small businesses, Ayo Kimathi, operates the website War on the Horizon. It includes descriptions of an “unavoidable, inevitable clash with the white race.” Kimathi is black. Kimathi has been with the department since 2009. He was told Friday that he is being put on paid administrative leave. His website criticizes whites, gays, those of mixed race, and blacks who integrate with whites. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, earlier this week reported on Kimathi’s role in running the site. over 20 Army reservists hurt in NC bus wreck MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A chartered bus carrying U.S. Army reservists went off a road north of Charlotte and overturned Friday, injuring at least 28 soldiers, one seriously, authorities said. The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the bus was carrying 45 soldiers around 3 p.m. when it crashed in Mooresville, which is about 25 miles north of Charlotte. Police said the bus had slowed for turning traffic, slid to the right and ran off N.C. 150. The bus toppled over onto its right side and came to rest in front of a storage facility. A statement from the highway patrol said one person was airlifted from the scene with serious, non-life threatening injuries to Carolina
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As capital looks to avert shutdown, default looms
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republican leaders and the Obama administration are trying to cut a deal that avoids a government shutdown in October while facing what could be an even bigger fight over the nation’s debt ceiling in the rest of the year. An agreement to keep the government operating at current spending levels through October and November would head off a politically costly disruption of federal services but still leave a clash looming, like the one that roiled the economy two years ago, over a possible government default. Neither party has come up with a way out of a debt showdown. “Right now there isn’t a plan, unfortunately, in Washington,” said Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has been one of eight Republicans negotiating with the White House over the budget. He said lawmakers and the White House can’t seem to act until deadlines are at hand and the pressure for a breakthrough is intense. The double dose of a short-term spending measure that expires in November and a debt limit deadline does create the kind of drama that prompts action. The coming budget fights mark a new season of uncertainty, which has emerged as an annual rite in Washington. This time the ritual is complicated further by President Barack Obama’s pending nomination of a Fed chairman to replace Ben Bernanke, whose term is ending. Investors and corporate leaders, already jittery over a debt ceiling fight, also will be trying to divine what Obama’s Fed selection could mean for monetary policy. “Bernanke’s departure is just one more unavoidable source of uncertainty,” said Lewis Alexander, U.S. chief economist at Nomura, a global investment bank. For now, the White House has abandoned its hopes for a large budget deal that would address both increases in tax revenue and reductions in long-term spending on programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Instead, it is proposing an overhaul in corporate taxes to close what it considers loopholes and reduce rates. This would be in exchange for additional spending on public works projects to create jobs. Republicans are demanding long-term spending cuts, with some insisting that any deal must jettison money to pay for Obama’s health care law. The White House argues that the attention on cutting spending is misplaced because the combination of existing cuts, higher taxes on the rich and an improving economy has reduced the deficit. Without the opportunity to cut a grand bargain on taxes and entitlement spending, however, there are fewer incentives to make a big deal on the debt ceiling and fewer opportunities to attract lawmakers who are reluctant to raise the politically unpopular debt in the first place. “When we get back to Washington, when Congress gets back to Washington, this is going to be a major debate — it’s the same debate we’ve been having for the last two years,” Obama said in Binghamton, N.Y., on Friday. But now, he said, deficits are coming down and “what we should really be thinking about is how do we grow an economy so that we’re creating a growing, thriving middle class, and we’re creating more ladders of opportunity for people who are willing to work hard to get in the middle class.” The budget year ends Sept. 30 and Congress and Obama need to find a way to continue paying for government operations or force a shutdown. The next crucial deadline is when the government hits its current debt limit, expected sometime in November. If the debt ceiling is not raised, that means the government would default. The result would at least halt payments of military salaries, and Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits, among other government programs. At worst it would reverse the economic recovery. In 2011, Congress raised the debt ceiling just hours before a default would have kicked in. The close scrape prompted Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the government’s debt for the first time in 70 years, making borrowing more expensive. White House officials have scheduled a meeting Thursday with the eight Republicans senators who have been consulting with Obama and his advisers on the budget. It will be the first time in four weeks that the senators and White House have met. House Speaker John Boehner, in a teleconference with House Republican lawmakers Thursday night, proposed a short-term continuation of government operations at current spending levels, which include the automatic spending cuts that took effect in March but would not include cuts scheduled to kick in at the beginning of next year. The White House seems amenable to that idea as a stopgap measure. But Boehner’s suggestion is not a sealed deal. In a letter to Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week, more than a third of House Republicans called for cutting off money for the health care overhaul, even in a short-term spending measure. A small group of Republican senators, led by Ted Cruz of Texas, is pressing for the same thing. Corker, for one, dismissed those demands. “Most people realize that that is sort of a fringe effort that is not going to be a central part of these discussions,” he said. Obama has insisted he will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. But the confluence of events this fall will make it hard to separate that deadline from a budget deal. Corker said the “no negotiation” stance of the White House is merely rhetorical. “Why are we talking right now?” he asked. “Deadlines help focus people’s minds. We don’t sit around talking about the deadlines. But let’s face, it, the funding of government next year and the debt ceiling issue, of course that’s what driving these conversations to take place.”
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Hawaii court sentences a Samoan man to five yrs. in prison for fraud
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
The federal court in Honolulu has sentenced a Samoan man to more than five years in jail and he must pay $25,000 in restitution to a Hawai’i financial institution, which was defrauded by the defendant. Felix Oli Tigilau, who resides in Honolulu, was charged last December with one count each of bank fraud and impersonating a federal officer, according to court documents. He pled guilty early this year to each count, without a plea agreement. According to court documents, the defendant was sentenced Aug. 15 by U.S. District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi, who imposed a sentence of 48 months imprisonment for the bank fraud charge, followed by five-years of supervised release; and 36 months for the impersonation count followed by one-year of supervised released. The jail term and supervised release are to be served concurrently according to court records, which also state that after the sentence was handed down, the defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshall service. Kobayashi also set conditions of supervised release which includes the defendant paying restitution of $25,677 to First Hawaiian Bank. Other conditions are that he does not possess any illegal controlled substance and is prohibited from possessing a firearm, ammunition or other dangerous weapon, say court documents. The court recommended that Tigilau be enrolled in educational and vocational programs. A five-page indictment charging the defendant states that Tigilau executed a scheme to defraud the First Hawaiian Bank by using false pretenses to convince debt collector, Financial Recovery Service (FRS), to allow him to pay off a debt for a third party using an account that Tigilau was not authorized to use. Specifically, the indictment says Tigilau instructed FRS to arrange for an electric check to be issued in a bank account, which belonged to a Honolulu bakery. The account was with First Hawaiian Bank and the incident occurred in May last year. Tigilau contacted FRS via phone saying that he handles the payouts for the bakery’s account and had authority to pay off the third party’s debt of $25,677. The electronic check was issued by FRS, who then received the payment from the bank, according to the indictment, which didn’t state how this incident was discovered. For the charge of impersonating a federal officer, Tigilau was accused of falsely pretending to be an officer or employee of the U.S. government to obtain $700 around Nov. 16 of this year, according to the indictment, which did not provide any specific details about this charge.
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I se tasi aso fai mai ua vevela le taaloga taga-ti’a, na ta mai ai e Alo lana ti’a mai le se vaega e taua o Papalaulelei, ma alu atu sa’o lava le ti’a ua nofo i totonu o le Ana o Meto i Puapua. Ma o iina na mafua ai se tasi o upu faamuagagana a le atunuu e faapea, “O le ti’a Ulutonu” e faamanatu ai le ti’a na ta e Alo ma ulu i totonu o le Ana o le tamaitai o Meto. Ona tuu ai lea o le taga-ti’a, ae ua o uma le nuu o Papalaulelei e saili mai le ti’a a le tama o Alo, peitai e o atu ae fai mai le le tamaitai o Meto, “seiloga lava e alu atu le tagata e ana ia le ti’a e aumai lana ti’a ona faatoa aumai lea.” Ona alu ai loa lea o Alo e aumai lana tia, ae fai le mau o le taimi lava na ulufale ai Alo i totonu o le Ana o Meto, o le taimi foi lea na faasaga ane ai loa Meto ua tapunipuni uma le Ana ma ua faigata i le tama o Alo ona toe sau i fafo.
“Segregation has been ended in the District of Columbia Government and in the District public facilities including public schools, restaurants, theaters and playgrounds. The Eisenhower Administration has eliminated discrimination in all federal employment. “This Administration has impartially enforced Federal civil rights statutes, and we pledge that we will continue to do so. We support the enactment of the civil rights program already presented by the President to the Second Session of the 84th Congress. “The regulatory agencies under this Administration have moved vigorously to end discrimination in interstate commerce. “Segregation in the active Armed Forces of the United States has been ended. “The Republican Party has unequivocally recognized that the supreme law of the land is embodied in the Constitution, which guarantees to all people the blessings of liberty, due process and equal protection of the laws. “The Republican Party accepts the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that racial discrimination in publicly supported schools must be progressively eliminated. We concur in the conclusion of the Supreme Court that its decision directing school desegregation should be accomplished with ‘all deliberate speed’ locally through Federal District Courts.” Those who like to assert that Republicans want minorities to continue to be consigned to the proverbial “back of the bus” would do well to study this history. Less than two months after the convention concluded in San Francisco on August 23, Eisenhower approved the appointment of Peter Tali Coleman as American Samoa’s first native-born governor and followed up with the first appointments of nativeborn governors in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1958 and Guam in 1960. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson reverted to the practice of appointing statesiders as governors of American Samoa but it was during the Republican administration of President Gerald R. Ford that the groundwork was laid for a local referendum on August 31, 1976 on electing governors that led to the first territorial election of governor the following year.
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Tafaoga i Matafaga?
O matafaga nei UA LE malu puipuia mo ta’elega ma fagotaga ona ua maua ai ni siama e ono lamatia ai le soifua maloloina. E le tatau ona toe ‘au’au pe fagotaina nei ogasami se ia toe logo atu.
Egyptian army soldiers in armored vehicles block Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, during mass protests Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Egyptian security and military forces deployed Friday around Cairo, closing off traffic in some major thoroughfares and in the city center as hundreds of supporters of ousted President (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) Mohammed Morsi took to the streets demanding his return to office.
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Medical Center in Charlotte. Sixteen other soldiers were transported with minor injuries to Carolina Medical Center in nearby Huntersville, and at least 11 soldiers were taken to two other hospitals, also with minor injuries. The bus driver was not hurt, according to the patrol. The reservists are members of the Army’s 991st Transportation Company, which is based in Salisbury. Randleman-based Holiday Tours operated the bus. A company spokesman said the bus was one of two carrying reservists from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Salisbury. Another spokesman said the company is investigating the wreck. New storm leads to I-70 flooding in western Colo. PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — A day after heavy rain and hail pounded central Colorado, a new storm led to flooding that has closed stretches of Interstate 70 and U.S. 6 in the western part of the state. Three-mile stretches of both highways were closed west of the town of Parachute due to flooding Friday afternoon. Parachute is about 200 miles west of Denver. Law-enforcement officials reported 6 inches of mud on Colorado 64 near Rangely, and gusts that downed trees and broke a power pole in Mesa County. On Thursday, torrential rain stranded some drivers in the Colorado Springs area, but the flood-damaged city of Manitou Springs escaped without significant flooding. The heaviest of Thursday’s rain fell upstream from the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fire burn areas, preventing mudslides in Manitou Springs. Southwest of Denver, snowplows were on the streets to move hail Thursday. FBI questioned gunman in bank standoff in April NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The gunman killed during a hostage standoff at a Louisiana bank this month allegedly told the FBI in Yemen months earlier that he was hearing voices and had contemplated suicide, but wasn’t a danger to others. A statement issued by the FBI on Friday said agents interviewed 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed in April after his family reported him missing. The FBI also said the Department of Homeland Security interviewed Ahmed at Los Angeles International Airport upon his return to the U.S. in June after learning that a Facebook photo showed him holding an assault rifle during his visit to Yemen. Ahmed was taken to a medical facility for a mental evaluation. Louisiana officials said Ahmed wasn’t under surveillance before the bank standoff because he hadn’t committed any crimes.
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Belgian police report $1.75-billion drug bust BRUSSELS (AP) — A three-nation investigation led to one of the biggest seizures of synthetic drugs in Europe, a haul of products to create Ecstasy pills with a street value of 1.3 billion euros ($1.75 billion), the Belgian prosecutor’s office said Friday. After 30 raids in Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland, 11 people were under arrest charged with possession, production and trading in drugs as part of a criminal gang, it said. “It is the biggest such bust ever in Belgium and one of the largest in Europe,” Wenke Roggen, spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor’s office, said. “It is quite incredible.” Products seized included about 1,000 kilograms of MDMA and 18.5 tons of Ecstasy precursor safrole, Roggen said. The criminal organization was made up of people with Belgian, Polish and Turkish nationality, Roggen said. Most of the products were discovered in a suburban Brussels garage and in southern farmland around the city of Chimay, where men in biohazard suits were still working on the cleanup operation on Friday. “It is a shock that our region was at the center of such an important production of illegal products,” Chimay mayor Francoise Fassieux said. Authorities had to evacuate some people around the area of the plant where the drugs were produced, Fassieux said. Suicide bombing in park, attacks kill 36 in Iraq BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a park in northern Baghdad crowded by cafe- and restaurant-goers Friday night, the bloodiest attack in a day of violence that killed at least 36 people across the country, authorities said. Attacks have been on the rise in Iraq since a deadly security crackdown in April on a Sunni protest camp. More than 3,000 people have been killed in violence during the past few months, raising fears Iraq could see a new round of widespread sectarian bloodshed similar to that which brought the country to the edge of civil war in 2006 and 2007. The suicide bomber struck a park in the Qahira neighborhood of Baghdad late Friday night, an area popular with locals, police said. The bomber detonated his explosives in a crowd of people, killing at least 26 people and wounding 55. Violence has stepped up in strikes on so-called soft targets in Iraq — like civilians at coffee shops or those shopping along busy commercial streets. There was no claim of responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombing. Sunni extremists such as al-Qaida’s Iraq arm that seek to undermine the Shiite-led government are frequently blamed for attacks targeting civilians.
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Bishop Peter Brown, the new leader and second bishop of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago.
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Cabinet directors with influence on lawmakers and others in the Fono have been asked by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to assist in getting director-nominees and board-member nominees to be confirmed by both the Senate and House. The governor also warned directors that he will not approve any off island travel for directors who must be on island during Fono budget hearings, which begin next week Wednesday. These are just some of the issues the governor raised with directors during yesterday’s cabinet meeting. Lolo told directors that the Fono is back in session and there are several appointments pending for directorship as well as boards and commissions. “If you have influence on your faipule, or any of those people in the Fono we suggest that you utilize that to impress upon them that we do not just pick people for commissions, directorships and in boards,” he told directors. “We select the best people that we can find and we put the people that we can trust in [those] jobs. For those who will soon go through the confirmation process, Lolo suggested to “just answer simple questions, unless you’re asked to explain, then you explain. But many times, you have to make sure, you respond correctly, to the Fono.”
The Fono “is one branch of government where many times, they don’t have rules. That’s why they have House rules and Senate rules they can change them any time. So, if they don’t like the way you comb your hair, tough luck, you’ll have a hard time,” said Lolo to giggles from the cabinet. And “when they praise you and those things, you better think twice of what they are doing,” he said to laughter from the cabinet. Lolo also told directors that some of them are planning to go off island during the time of budget hearings. “I have made a promise to the [Fono] leadership that directors will show up for budget hearings. If you don’t show up, they will not review your budget,” he said. Lolo says there are at least two or three directors looking at being off island and he will not sign a government TA for them to travel. “You have to report to the Fono for your budget hearing,” he said adding the Fono will not review that director’s budget if the director does not show up. That means the Fono can do what ever they want with that director’s budget, he said. “And when those numbers are crossed [out by the Fono], I cannot restore any of those numbers. So I think you should prepare to go there and explain, justify every dollar that’s in the budget,” he said. “Ever dollar in that budget is well justified. So it’s your responsibility to make sure you go there and explain..what’s in your budget.”
Over a thousand people, including members and leaders of the local Catholic faith gathered at Fatuoaiga this past Thursday to witness the ordination and installation of their new leader, Bishop Peter Hugh Brown who was appointed as the second bishop of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago by His Holiness Pope Francis on May 31, 2013. Brown replaces outgoing Vaopunimatagi John Quinn Weitzel, 85, who will be departing the territory after serving as head of the local Catholic religion for over two decades. Bishop Brown was consecrated on Thursday by His Excellency, the Apostolic Nuncio of New Zealand and the Pacific Archbishop Martin Krebs, and co-consecrators Bishop Emeritus John Quinn Weitzel and Bishop Denis Browne of Hamilton, New Zealand. The mass, in the beginning, was conducted in the English language until after the consecration rites were completed, at which point Bishop Brown took over as the main celebrant and continued the service in Samoan, in which he is fluent. Archbishop of the Diocese of Samoa-Apia Alapati Mataeliga offered the homily and incorporated the Samoan culture by delivering his sermon while holding a staff (to’oto’o) and the fly whisk (fue). The Holy Family Cathedral at Fatuoaiga was full to maximum capacity with government leaders, members of the clergy from both here and off island, Bishop Brown’s family and friends, Catholics and non-Catholics. The three-hour long mass included a pledge by Bishop Brown to build the church up and to be faithful. One of the most memorable moments was when he knelt before the altar as the Litany of Saints was being sung. Many were moved as he knelt on the altar steps covered in a fine mat (ie toga) as the traditional ifoga was being carried out. A big round of applause was heard after the presentation of the Holy Bible, the ring, the miter and staff - all of which signify the leader of the local Diocese. The mass was only the first of many events that day. Immediately afterwards, the ava faatupu was carried out by representatives of Nuuuli village. A number of off-island delegates who were present looked on in awe as the Samoan culture was being put on display. Hundreds of photos were snapped and videos were recorded. Two huge white tents draped in white cloth and covered tables were set out on the Fatuoaiga malae to accommodate the VIP guests which included invitees from the Vatican and members of the clergy from around the Pacific Region. Also in attendance were several nuns, Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi, Samoa Head of State Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese and his wife, Governor Lolo and First Lady Cynthia Moliga and members of the local Legislature. After the ava ceremony, the ta’alolo (traditional presentation of gifts) took place with Tonga leading the way, presenting a huge siapo that took over a dozen women to hold up. New Zealand’s ta’alolo included $20,000USD while a group of catechists and their wives from Apia presented fine mats in honor of the new Bishop. Entertainment was provided by the four zones (central, eastern, western, fagaloa) of the Diocese which includes an estimated 14,000 local followers. The crowd was entertained with lively dance numbers and songs that celebrated Bishop Brown, honored Bishop Quinn, and talked about the church and its history. The celebrations ended at nightfall with the traditional presentation of gifts for VIP guests. Bishop Brown will offer his first Mass tomorrow at the Holy Family Cathedral in Fatuoaiga at 4 p.m.
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In this courtroom sketch, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is shown as the guilty verdict is read at his court martial, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Fort Hood, Texas. A jury of 13 high-ranking military officers reached a guilty verdict on all charges — 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder, in the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. (AP Photo/Brigitte Woosley) Hasan is now eligible for the death penalty.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — As the head of a military jury read a verdict convicting him of premeditated murder 13 times, Major Nidal Hasan stared intently at her. Then he let his eyes fall to the courtroom desk in front of him. The army psychiatrist responsible for a 2009 shooting rampage against his fellow soldiers at Texas’ Fort Hood, the worst mass-shooting in history on a U.S. military base, offered no visible reaction and said nothing. But that’s how almost his entire 14-day trial has gone — ever since Hasan fired his legal team and began representing himself. On Monday morning, the jury’s 11 men and two women will begin deciding whether Hasan should be put to death by lethal injection. And, despite trial judge Col. Tara Osborn saying it was an unwise decision, he said he wishes to continue acting as his own lawyer. “This is where members (of the jury) decide whether you will live or whether you will die,” Osborn told Hasan after the verdict. The sentencing phase will include more testimony from survivors of the attack inside an Army medical center where soldiers were waiting to receive immunizations and medical clearance for deployment to combat overseas. There was never any doubt that Hasan was the gunman. He acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger on fellow soldiers as they prepared to deploy overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan, saying he had “switched sides” and acted to protect Muslim insurgents abroad. His court-appointed standby lawyers said Hasan’s only goal was to get a death sentence, and, true to form, during the trial he raised few objections while calling no witnesses, refusing to take the stand in his own defense and offering no closing argument. Hasan also was convicted Friday on 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded. After his sentence was read, relatives of the dead and wounded fought back tears. Some smiled and warmly patted each other’s shoulders as they left court. Autumn Manning, whose husband, retired Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, was shot six times during the attack, wept when the verdict was read. She said she had been concerned that some charges might be reduced to manslaughter, which would have taken a death sentence off the table.
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“This is so emotional,” she said in a telephone interview from Lacey, Wash., where she and her husband live. “I’ve just been crying since we heard it because it was a relief. ... We just wanted to hear the premeditated.” John Galligan, Hasan’s former lead attorney, said the jury did not hear all the facts because the judge refused to allow evidence that helped explain Hasan’s actions. “Right or wrong, strong or weak, the facts are the facts,” he said. “The jury we heard from only got half the facts.” Jurors deliberated for about seven hours over the course of two days. Its members can now send Hasan to military death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, though the military hasn’t executed an active duty U.S. soldier since 1961. The most-lenient punishment Hasan could face is life in prison. Hasan, a Virginia-born Muslim, said the attack was a jihad against U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of his few displays of emotion during the trial came when he bristled after Osborn suggested the shooting rampage could have been avoided were it not for a spontaneous flash of anger. “It wasn’t done under the heat of sudden passion,” Hasan said then. “There was adequate provocation — that these were deploying soldiers that were going to engage in an illegal war.” All but one of the dead were soldiers, including a pregnant private who curled on the floor and pleaded for her baby’s life. The attack ended when Hasan was shot in the back by one of a police officer responding to the shooting. He is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair. Hasan spent weeks planning the Nov. 5, 2009, attack. His preparation included buying a high-capacity handgun and videotaping a sales clerk showing him how to change the magazine. He later plunked down $10 at a gun range outside Austin, about 70 miles south of Fort Hood, and asked for pointers on how to reload with speed and precision. When the time came, Hasan stuffed paper towels in the pockets of his cargo pants to muffle the rattling of extra ammo and avoid arousing suspicion. Soldiers testified that Hasan’s rapid reloading made it all but impossible to stop the shooting, and investigators recovered 146 shell casings inside the medical building and dozens more outside, where Hasan shot at the backs of soldiers fleeing toward the parking lot.
Manning’s gender transition sets up legal showdown (AP) — Bradley Manning is the first transgender military inmate to ask for hormone treatments, officials say, a request that could lead to a legal showdown over how — and if — the soldier convicted in the WikiLeaks case will be allowed to live as a female behind bars. Current Pentagon policy dictates that transgender soldiers are not allowed to serve, and Manning won’t be discharged until being released from prison and all appeals are exhausted. Furthermore, the military does not allow soldiers to undergo hormone treatments while in the all-male prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. — though this is the first time officials have heard of a request for such treatment, said Maria Tolleson, a spokeswoman with the Army Medical Command in Arlington, Va. Manning also won’t be allowed to dress as a woman, as wigs and bras are not allowed. The soldier’s gender dysphoria — the sense of being a woman in a man’s body — coupled with the military convictions could leave Manning to face an isolated future, shunned by fellow inmates and transgender veterans on the outside who believe the leaks put Manning’s comrades in danger. It is not known whether Manning could be transferred to a female prison, though defense attorney David Coombs has said that was not the motive behind the Army private’s statement Thursday asking to be referred to by feminine pronouns, signed “Chelsea E. Manning.” 2 fishermen overcome by rotting-fish gas ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decaying herring inside the fish hold of an 89-foot trawler has created enough noxious gas with a rotting-egg smell to sicken two Maine fishermen and leave one of them unconscious. Firefighters say the unconscious fisherman was flown by helicopter to a hospital on Friday. They say the other is being treated at another hospital. Poisonous hydrogen sulfide built up in the fish hold after the Starlight trawler offloaded its herring. The first fisherman was overcome and lost consciousness while climbing down a ladder into the hold. The second became incapacitated while trying to help him. A third crew member realized what was happening and used a breathing apparatus to rescue them. Firefighters say the rotting-egg smell was strong and their equipment registered dangerous levels. Couple charged after 40 pythons found in motel BRANTFORD, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian couple has been charged with animal cruelty after 40 ball python snakes and five eggs were found in a motel room. The discovery is sure to stoke fear of snakes in Canada, where a python that escaped from a pet store strangled two young boys in New Brunswick earlier this month. The reptiles, some of them more than 3 feet (a meter) long, were found last week in plastic storage bins in a motel room in Brantford, Ontario. The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Friday the snakes were dehydrated, and didn’t have enough space. A man and a woman were charged with animal cruelty. Their names have not been released. Transgender woman dies after assault in NY City NEW YORK (AP) — The death of transgender woman assaulted on a New York City street last week was ruled a homicide Friday as hate crimes task force detectives try to determine if it’s the latest in a spate of bias attacks to hit the city this year. The victim, 21-year-old Islan Nettles, died Thursday, five days after she was attacked. The medical examiner’s office on Friday determined she died from blunt impact injuries to the head. Police are investigating Nettles’ death as possibly the latest bias attack this year in New York. Sixty-eight have been reported, from yelled slurs to the May killing of a gay man in Greenwich Village, prompting police to step up patrols this summer. Last year, 54 attacks total were reported. Nettles and a friend, another transgender woman, were out Saturday evening in Harlem when they ran into a group of men, and one pounced, punching Nettles in the face, police said. But a witness who spoke to authorities initially did not mention any anti-gay remarks, and the suspect, 20-year-old Paris Wilson, was arrested on an assault charge. After the attack, Nettles was hospitalized, slipped into a coma and later died. Sectarian clashes in Pakistan kill 9 people ISLAMABAD (AP) — Members of a radical Sunni Muslim group clashed Friday with minority Shiites in central Pakistan, fighting that killed nine, police said. The clashes between the Ahle Sunnat Waljamaat members and the Shiites happened in the town of Bhakkar in Punjab province, police official Abdullah Khan said. The conflict followed a protest rally held by the Sunnis after one of their members was gunned down while closing his shop. Five Sunnis and four Shiites were killed in the clashes, Khan said. Pakistan has experienced worsening sectarian violence in recent years, especially attacks by radical Sunnis targeting Shiites.
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FAAMALOLO LE TUMAU KOMESINA O LEOLEO MA LE PULE FALEPUIPUI Ua faamalolo le tumau e le Kapeneta le Komesina o Leoleo, le afioga Lilomaiava Fou Taioalo ma le Komesina Lagolago o lo o pule i le falepuipui i Tafaigata, le afioga Sala Seaga Uili, mo le fa masina. O lea tulaga na faamaonia mai i se pepa o faamatalaga mai le failautusi o le Ofisa o le Palemia i le aoauli o le aso Tofi na sei mavae atu nei, ma na taua ai e faapea, ua faia lea tulaga ao faagasolo se suesuega o lo o taitaia e le Ofisa o le Komesina o Sulufaiga i tulaga faaletonu e pei lipotia mai i le toese i Tafaigata. Na faaalia foi , o le a maua pea totogi atoa o i laua ua faamalolo mo le fa masina o lo o faamalolo ai. Ae lei faalauiloana lea faaaliga mai le Kapeneta, sa fesiligia le alii Komesina pe moni lipoti salatua e faapea o le a faamalolo le tumau o ia. Na tali o ia, e leai sana tala e fai i lea mataupu ma e lei logoina foi o ia.
FAATAUTO LE ISI FA’AMASINO TAMA’ITA’I Ua fautuaina e le afioga i le Faamasino Sili ia Patu Tiavaasu’e Falefatu Sapolu le mamalu lautele o le atunuu, ina ia faaaogaina ma amanaia le auaunaga ua faaopopoina nei i le galuega faa-faamasino, lea ua i ai nisi ua agavaa i totonu o le atunuu po o le galuega faafaufautua e fesoasoani i le foia o faafitauli e ala i le faatalatalanoa. O i latou ia ua faaigoaina o Tufuga o Faatofalaiga po o “mediators.” Ua atoa nei le to’a 23 o i latou i Samoa lava ia ua atoa lo latou tomai ma le agavaa e faatautaia lenei galuega. Na saunoa le afioga i le Faamasino Sili, o le auga atoa lava o lenei auaunaga, ia avea lea ma auala e mafai ona uia muamua e i latou e oo atu a latou mataupu i le Faamasinoga, aemaise lava i mataupu e patino tonu i le lotoifale e pei o feeseeseaiga ma isi tulaga faapena, ina ia uia lea auaunaga e faatalatalanoa a latou mataupu ma foia ai i ni auala filemu e aunoa ma le tuuina atu i luma o le Faamasinoga
Maualuga. FA’ATOESE LE PULE AOGA O se pule aoga na lipotia mai lona faatonuina o le faasalaga o se tamaititi aoga e 9 tausaga le matua e ala i le lolo o lona ulu i totonu o le ipu o le fale le taua i le vaiaso na te’a nei, ua maea ona faatoese i le aiga o lea tamaititi. Na faaalia, o lea tamaititi e Vasega 5 i le Aoga Tulaga Lua a Safaato’a i Lefaga ma sa tau upu o ia ma nisi tamaiti aoga e toatolu sa tatui ane o latou lima ia te ia. Sa tali atu lea tamaititi i ia faiga i lona valaau atu e o “tuu o latou ulu i totonu o le ipu o le faleuila.” Sa lipotia lea faamatalaga i le pule tamaitai o le aoga ma sa ia aami le tamaititi na faia le tala ma sasa ia te ia. Sa fi foi sana faamatalaga e faapea, ua tatau ona lolo lona ulu i totonu o le ipu o le faleuila. Sa faapea ona taitai ese e nisi tamaiti le tamaititi na aafia i le fale le taua o le aoga ma faapea ona latou lolo faamalosi ai lona ulu i totonu o le ipu o le fale le taua.
O ia faiga na molimauina e nisi o tina sa faatalitali o la alo. Na faaalia e le tina o le tamaititi na aafia e faapea, sa taitai mai e ia tina e toalua si ana tama ma faamama o ia i le paipa toe ave iai ofu e ofu ona ua manogi leaga uma o ia. Sa faapea foi ona auina atu o ia i le falemai e siaki. FAUSIA MAKETI FOU FUGALEI FAAIUGA MASINA NEI Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tapunia o le maketi le tumau i Fugalei ao fa’aavanoa le vaega o le fanua mo galuega i le fausia ai o le maketi fou, lea o lo o fuafua e tatau ona amatalia galuega i le 31 o Aukuso, 2013. O le kamupani o le King Dao Construction mai Saina na manumalo i le tauofoga ma o le a alo atu mo le fausia o le maketi fou. O lea vaega o le fanua e manaomia e le kamupani o le King Dao Construction mo le fausia o so latou ofisa le tumau ma faamautu ai mea faufale. O lo o avea foi le faamamafa i le puipuia o le saogalemu o le mamalu lautele o le atunuu.
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(AP) — Carrie Minney could have sworn the woman in the casket was her 50-year-old daughter. When Minney and the rest of Sharolyn Jackson’s family attended her viewing, funeral and burial in New Jersey on Aug. 3, they noted that Jackson’s nose looked thinner. But they figured something had happened to it during the embalming process. The truth is far stranger: The woman they buried that day was not, in fact, their loved one but a lookalike. Jackson showed up at a Philadelphia hospital on Aug. 16, several weeks after she had been reported missing and 13 days after her family thought they had laid her to rest at Colonial Memorial Park in Hamilton, N.J. “There was really a strong resemblance, a really strong resemblance,” Minney, 69, said Friday in a phone interview from her home in Trenton, N.J. “She looks so much like Sharol they could be sisters.” Jackson was reported missing around the time that paramedics took a woman who’d been found lying in a Philadelphia street to a hospital, where she died July 20. One of Jackson’s sons and a social worker at Horizon House, where her mother said she had been receiving treatment for drug and mental health problems, viewed pictures of the dead woman’s body and made the identification. The medical examiner determined the woman died of heat stroke, signed a death certificate and released the body to the family, Philadelphia Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said. “If someone comes in and they’re a family member and say, ‘That’s my mom,’ that’s generally good enough,” Garrow said. After Jackson showed up at Pennsylvania Hospital last week, police confirmed her identity through fingerprints. Her son went to the hospital and immediately recognized her. “He said, ‘That’s my mom. We made a terrible mistake,’” Garrow said. Philadelphia officials plan to exhume the buried body in hopes of correctly identifying it. Minney said her daughter remains hospitalized. They’ve spoken only briefly over the phone, and Minney isn’t sure her daughter knows a funeral was held for her. “I’m still overjoyed,” Minney said. “I got to come down from the joy because somebody else is dead. We don’t know who it is, and it bothers me that somebody else’s daughter is laying in that grave out there.” Philadelphia’s KYW-TV first reported on the funeral.
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O MAUA ATU LAU TAMA Telefoni loa le faifeau i le fale o le tamaloa o Atamu, telefoni atu ae tali mai loa e le atalii atalii o Apelu “Hello’ fai atu loa le faifeau “O ai lea ?.” fai mai le tamaitiiti, “O Apelu..” fesili atu le faifeau, “Ua fia ou tausaga alii Apelu ?.” Fai mai Apelu e pei e musumusu mai i le telefoni, “Ua 4…” fai loa le faifeau, “O i iina lou tama ?.” tali mai Apelu, “O la e pisi…” fai atu le faifeau, “Ao fea lou tina, e mata e mafai ona ou talanoa ai i lou tina pe afai o la e pisi lou tama ?.” fai le tamaitiiti, “O la foi e pisi..” Ia fesili atu loa le faifeau, “E i ai se isi tagata matua o i iina ?.” ae fai le tamaitiiti, “O Leoleo…” fai loa le faifeau, “E mafai la ona tuu le telefoni i Leoleo ?.” ae sau le tali, “O la foi e pisi…” fai atu loa le faifeau, “O ai nisi tagata matutua o i ai iina ?.” fai le tamaitiiti o Apelu, “O le ‘au vaega lea e tapeina afi…poo le tineimu…” Fesili mai loa le faifeau, “O a la latou mea lena e fai iina ?.” ae pei e tali mimita mai le tamaitiiti o Apelu, “O la e o mai e sue ‘au….leaga ua mu uma ai le matou fale ia ‘au alii faifeau…..” O LEA E TAPE LAGO E manava mai le fafine o Eva i le afiafi, o la e tutu Atamu i le isi tulimanu o le fale ma lana mea e ta ‘ai lago poo le ‘fly swatter’ fesili loa Eva, “Sole o le a lou mea na e fai alii iina a alii Atamu ?.” ae fai mai Atamu, “Shhhh aua le pisa…leo laititi nei tei ua toe le o mai ni lago.” fai atu loa le fafine, “E tigaina fua e lamalama faapena, o lou sau lava e faamanogi pilikaki uma ou gutu, ona solo lea o ou lima i lou ulu….!!!! “ e fai lava tala nei a le fafine ma savali i totonu o le potu. Ua tu nei le tamaloa o Atamu ma mafaufau, fai mai loa, “O lenei lava o le a fiu e lamalama mai lago i o i le tulimanu la le o le fale ae la e iloa lelei lava e le fafine le mea e fai…..mea e lelei o fafine ua masani i le taaloga foi lea o le ‘po lago’.” A e vaai i ai i le toe tu mai o le fafine aua ua lagona lelei mai lava tala ia a le tamaloa o Atamu, fai loa, “O le a alii lou saunoaga alii Atamu .?” ae fai atu Atamu, “Ao o lou tala ula lava, fai atu o oe i le malolosi o ou taliga suga.” Fai atu loa Eva, “O lona uiga na o le pau lena o lau mea lea na fai i lenei aso atoa lenei ?.” a sau le tali mimita a le tamaloa, “Yep…” fai mai le fafine, “E a la ?.” ae alu atu le tali, “E nao le 5….e tolu lago fafine lua lago tamaloloa…..!!!!.” Ua tu loa le fafine o Eva, faliu mai i tua ma fai mai loa i le tamaloa o Atamu, “O i e faafefea ona e iloa ina o ai lago tamaloloa ao o ai lago fafine ?. fai mai loa le tamaloa o Atamu, “E lua lago ma ou tapeina i luga o le laulau lena e i ai le telefoni, ae tolu lea na maua mai i luga o le apa pia.” TUU I LALO LENA FANA Ma sau atu loa le fafine lena i le isi taeao i le falesa Pope, ma sau i totonu o le potu kofesio, o i ai Patele Petelo, ma fai loa le Patele, “Talofa Maria..” ia faatalofa atu Maria, ia fesili mai loa le Patele, “E i ai se mafuaaga ou e sau ai i lenei aso Maria ?.” fai atu le tina o Maria, “Ioe….o lou toalua ma oti anapo.” fai mai loa le Patele, “Talofa e..ia na i ai sana toe upu ma fai atu ai ?.” Ae fai mai le loomatua, “Ioe…na fai mai lana upu mulimuli lava ae le’i oti…” fai atu le Patele, “Ioe ua ou iloa……ae fai mai e a ?.” fai mai loa le loomatua, “Na fai mai, e faamolemole Maria, ‘tuu i lalo lena fana i te’i ua lavea se isi…..ia pa loa ma le fana….!!!.”
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Spokane, Wash., have arrested one of two teens suspected of fatally beating an 88-year-old veteran of World War II who had survived the battle for Okinawa. Police contend that two 16-year-old boys approached Delbert Belton in his car at random Wednesday night outside an Eagles Lodge as he was waiting for a friend. Belton was found by police with serious head injuries and died in the hospital Thursday. Belton’s death has struck a chord nationally and sparked outrage on social media. “He fought for this country,” said Belton’s sister, Alberta Tosh, on Friday. “Then he comes home and a couple of creeps kill him in the worst way.” Police Chief Frank Straub said there was no information that the attack was motivated by anything other than robbery. Police were offering no details about the crime itself, including what was taken, if anything. “I don’t really care what their motive was,” Straub added. “We are not going to tolerate this.” Such random attacks are rare in Spokane, a city of 210,000 people in eastern Washington, Straub said. Police say the arrested teen was being held on charges of robbery and first degree murder. Straub identified the suspect still at large as 16-year-old
Random attack in Spokane leaves WWII veteran dead
Kenan D. Adams-Kinard. Even though he is a juvenile, his name and photo were released because he remains a danger to the community, Straub said. The Associated Press doesn’t usually name juvenile suspects, but is identifying the teen because of the manhunt. “We are asking the community’s assistance to locate him,” Straub said. “We are asking Mr. Kinard to surrender immediately.” “He displayed very aggressive and violent conduct with his assault of Mr. Belton,” Straub said, adding that he believed the arrest of the second suspect was imminent. Both of the suspects have juvenile court records and have past convictions for assault, Straub said. Straub also offered his condolences to Belton’s family. “He is a World War II veteran who suffered injuries in Okinawa,” Straub said. “The Spokane Police Department has been working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspects.” Belton was born and raised in Spokane and joined the Army during World War II. His sister said he was shot in the leg on Okinawa, site of one of the fiercest battles of the war in 1945. “He was shell-shocked real bad,” Tosh, 78, said. “But it got better.” After the war, he spent 33 years working for Kaiser Aluminum, before retiring in 1982.
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TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s larger-than-life mayor took down wrestling star Hulk Hogan in a friendly arm-wrestling match Friday to kick off an annual pop culture convention. The 14-time world wrestling champion, in a T-shirt and his trademark bandanna, entered the room to applause and his old wrestling theme music, while Mayor Rob Ford strutted in to “Eye of the Tiger.” Ford ripped off his jacket and tie, untucked his dress shirt and rolled up his sleeves. “Big man, oh, that’s all you got?” Hogan asked Ford, who weighs in at 307 pounds as the pair locked hands. “Not only am I going to rip this arm off, I’m going to take your job while I’m at it, brother. Mayor Hogan,” he added. A sweating Ford seemed to struggle at first. But after 20 some seconds of trash talk and stalemate, he slammed Hogan’s arm down. “I own this town!” Ford said. Hogan grimaced. “That was a setup,” he said, without a hint of irony. “The only reason he beat me is because he’s younger,” the 60-year-old Hogan said of the 44-year-old mayor, whom he nicknamed “Fantastic Ford.” “It was like wrestling a friggin’ grizzly bear,” Ford said of the 302-pound wrestler. The event took place at Fan Expo Canada, a convention celebrating diverse pop culture genres. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was in Toronto for an “uncensored” question-and-answer session at the expo. Ford most recently made world news over allegations that he appeared in a video smoking crack cocaine. The video has not been released publicly. When asked if he thought the alleged video of the mayor was real, Hogan responded, “I’m hungry.” Ford said Hogan has been his hero since he was a “little guy.” He tweeted after the match, “I own this town @HulkHogan! Thanks for being such a great sport.” The wrestler also took to Twitter: “Just arm wrestled Mayor Ford from Toronto, had a great time brother.”
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Also Friday, gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire outside a Sunni seminary on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad, killing two people and wounding a third, police official Mohammad Bashir said. president Obama on Washington inaction: ‘Buck stops with me’ AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama says that when it comes to Washington’s lack of action on big issues, “the buck stops with me.” But Obama also criticizes Republicans for focusing on issues that would be bad for the economy, like shutting down the government in order to defund “Obamacare” or not raising the nation’s borrowing limit. The president says some Republicans tell him privately that they agree with him, but are worried about facing primary challenges from the tea party or being criticized by conservative commentators. Obama says that while he can’t force lawmakers to do the right thing, he will stay focused on what he knows “will be good for the American people.” Obama spoke during an interview with CNN’s “New Day.” Union City burglars posed as pest inspectors UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) — Police say a pair of burglars duped two elderly people when one posed as a city pest inspector who appeared at their home to investigate an alleged snake infestation while the other burglarized the residence. The Oakland Tribune reports that the burglars took cash, jewelry and other items from the elderly roommates’ home in Union City on Wednesday. Union City police Cmdr. Ben Horner told the paper that a woman knocked on the roommates’ door and said she was from the city. The woman was wearing a uniform with a “CITY” logo on it, and said she was there to check a snake infestation. Police say the woman distracted the victim while someone else entered the home and burglarized it. Horner said city workers always carry photo identification. Ark. bridges reopened after barges get loose LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have reopened all three downtown Little Rock bridges after determining that two barges that escaped from a tugboat only hit an earthen berm protecting the largest of the spans. Bill Marlow, a bridge inspector for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, says the barges came loose Friday night as the tugboat approached the first of the spans. He says they drifted under the first two bridges before glancing off the berm at the base of the Interstate 30 bridge and heading downstream. The barges made it past the Clinton Presidential Library about a quarter-mile from the Interstate 30 bridge before the
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tugboat operator caught up and pushed them to the riverbank. The barges got loose at around 8:30 p.m., well after the evening rush. Body found in shallow backyard grave in Fresno FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found in a shallow backyard grave at a Fresno home where a woman claims she was held captive for seven days, tortured and raped. The Fresno Bee says police found the body Thursday. They arrested a man and woman on suspicion of murder. Police Chief Jerry Dyer says a 35-year-old woman told police she’d gone to the downtown home a week ago to look for her stolen bicycle but was held, stabbed, burned with a chemical and raped before escaping Wednesday. Police returned and found the body of a man in his 20s who’d been stabbed. A man who claims to be the woman’s fiancee told the Bee that someone else in the
home killed the man because he’d raped her. Police arrest 2nd suspect in Mumbai gang rape case NEW DELHI (AP) — A second man was arrested in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, police said Saturday, promising swift justice for a crime that has renewed public outcry over sexual violence in India. The 22-year-old Indian woman was in stable condition, after being repeatedly raped by up to five suspects Thursday night in a deserted textile mill in an isolated and decrepit corner of India’s financial capital. She and a male colleague, who was tied up and beaten during the attack, had been on a magazine assignment to take photographs of the neighborhood. Police said the suspects had approached the journalists on the pretense of helping them get permission to shoot inside the crumbling building. Police arrested the second suspect before dawn Saturday, and units from India’s elite crime branch were hunting three more suspects. The first
man arrested Friday, an unemployed 19-year-old from south Mumbai, had identified the other four, police said. The attack incensed many in India already sickened by sexual violence after the deadly gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi in December raised alarms about women’s safety and revealed a culture in which rape victims are often pressed by social pressure or police into keeping silent. esert Hot Springs police kill suspected car thief DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Police in a Southern California desert town have shot and killed a suspected car thief after a chase. The Riverside PressEnterprise says 24-year-old Eulizez Rodriguez of Desert Hot Springs died at a hospital Thursday. Authorities say the chase began after a Desert Hot Springs officer spotted a car that had been reported stolen a half-hour earlier. After about 10 minutes, two men bailed out of the car and ran off. Authorities say officers confronted one man and
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shot him, although details of the confrontation haven’t been released. The other man escaped. Calif man gets life in prison for killing neighbor SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his neighbor because he mistakenly thought the victim was a pedophile. Robert Vasquez was sentenced Friday after he was convicted of murder and other charges in the December 2011 death of 54-year-old Bobby Ray Rainwater Jr. Prosecutors said both men lived in a San Juan Capistrano mobile home park and Vasquez killed Rainwater because he was a registered sex offender. Rainwater was convicted of assault with intent to rape an adult woman in the early 1980s. He was paroled in 1992. Authorities say Vasquez’s mother falsely told her son that Rainwater had molested children. Vasquez stabbed Rainwater in the back and then slashed his throat.
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The cruise ship Sea Princess visited the territory yesterday with some 1,950 passengers and 900 crew members. Many of the passengers loaded on to buses and taxis to take a tour around the island while others decided to walk in the sun filled day, as they visited local shops, tasting local delicacies in taking views of the lush [photo: Jeff Hayner] mountainside and majestic harbor.
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