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4th of July

Ciprian Contreras, second from right, with sunglasses
RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in “Rocky.” Lee Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be An American” doesn’t invoke patriotism inside of me, and I never take advantage...
Aerial view of StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa, the largest private employer in the territory, has no production today, Thursday, and tomorrow, Friday — which has also been declared by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga as a government holiday on July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July, U.S. Independence Day...
Fireworks photo from Samoa News archives
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG and federal offices, as well as the majority of local businesses — including the banks — will be closed tomorrow, July 4th, in observance of the Fourth of July, or Independence Day holiday for the United States. StarKist Samoa will have the day off tomorrow, but the...