SECTION B Thursday, August 20, 2015 ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ C M Y K GALEA’I – E le tatau ona siia fua totogi o faiaoga mai Samoa tusia Ausage Fausia Saunia: L.A.F./Naenae Productions C M Y K FOAI TUPE FAASILI A KAMUPANI VAA SAMOA MO LE MALO E $829,292.50 le aofai o le tupe fa’asili a le Faalapotopotoga o Vaa a Samoa na foai aloaia atu e le pulega o le faalapotopotoga i le alii palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, e fesoasoani ai i le paketi ma fuafuaga o le Tala Faatatau o le Tupe a le malo. O le minisita o le Faalapotopotoga o Vaa a Samoa, le afioga Manu’alesagalala Enokati Posala, ma le komiti fa’atonu sa latou faamatuuina atu le 50 pasene o tupe fa’asili a le faalapotopotoga mai ana polofiti mo le Tala Faatatau o le Tupe mai le aso 31 o Iuni 2014 e ala i se sauniga puupuu na faataunuuina i le ofisa o le afioga i le alii palemia i le aso Lua o le vaiaso nei. Na saunoa le alii minisita i le naunautai o le faalapotopotoga e atili fa’aleleia lana tautua aua le mamalu o le atunuu femalaga’i. Na ia fa’afetaia foi le alii palemia ona o lona taulamua i le uunaia o le tulafono ua pasia nei e le Palemene, lea ua pulea ai e le faalapotopotoga ia uafu i Mulifanua ma Salelologa faapea le ala faasee mo vaa i Satitoa, Aleipata. Na talia ma le fa’afetai e le alii palemia le foai a le faalapotopotoga ma sa ia fa’afetaia le pulega ma le aufaigaluega i le maelega ma finafinau i mea lelei. Na ia talosagaina le faatumau ai pea i lea tulaga le auaunaga a le faalapotopotoga ona o femalagaiga ma felauaiga o oloa i vaa i Amerika Samoa ma isi motu tau lalata o se laasaga taua lea i le fa’aleleia atili o le tamaoaiga o le atunuu. FAAAOGA LE LAAU MALOSI VEVESI A LE AIGA Ua taofia nei e leoleo se tama e 49 tausaga le matua mai le afioaga o Nofoalii ma Salelologa i le moliaga o le taumafai e faaoo le oti i se tagata. Na faaalia e le sui sooupu o le Matagaluega o Leoleo, le susuga Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu e faapea, o le po o le aso Tofi o le vaiaso na te’a nei na tulai mai ai se feeseeseaiga a le aiga potopoto ma sa vevesi ai lea tama ma se tasi o sui o le aiga. Na lipotia mai e faapea, sa alu atu le ua molia ma le laau malosi o le ituaiga o le 12 ma ia fanaina ai le sa la feeseesea’i, ae lavea ai se tasi o tina o le aiga e 54 tausaga le matua. Sa faapea ona auina lea tina i le falemai i Leulumoega, mulimuli ane, sa toe auina mai ai o ia i le falemai i Motootua mo togafitiga ma ua solosolo manuia nei o ia. Na oo atu leoleo i lea lava po ma aumai le tama ua molia ma na faaalia e leoleo, sa faasua’ava lea alii ma e lei laiseneina foi le laau malosi na ia faaaogaina. Ua taofia nei lea tama i le vaavaaiga a leoleo e talia ai le aso e tulai ai i le Faamasinoga lea ua faatulagaina mo le aso 7 o Setema. MAEA FAUSIA LE ‘HOUSE OF DREAMS’ Ua toe faaopoopo atu le i si apitaga malu mo alo ma fanau o lo o tausia i lalo o le vaavaaiga a le faalapotopotoga o le Toomaga mo e Puapuagatia i Tuanaimato, e pei ona tatala aloaia ai le fale o le House of Dreams po o le Maota o Miti i le afiafi ananafi. Ua avea lenei fale, ua faaopoopo mai, o se faamama avega i le Toomaga, ona talu ai ua faatupulaia le fuainumera o alo ma fanau o lo o ua tausia nei e le Toomaga. Faaalia e le peresetene o le Toomaga, le tofa ia Siliniu Lina Chang, o le a nofoia e alo ma fanau o lo o i lalo o le vaavaaiga a le faalapotoptoga lea e tusa ma le tai 13 tausaga agai i luga le matutua. E lei mamao atu na tatalaina ai foi le fale mo fanau pepe o lo o i lalo o le puipuiga a le Toomaga. Faaalia e Siliniu e le o finagalo le Samaria Agalelei na faatupeina lenei galuega tele e faailoa lona suafa, peitai pau le lagona o lo o i ai o le faafetai ua maea le galuega, ina ia nofo lelei ai nei alo ma fanau. I le taimi nei e tusa ma le to’a 40 fanau 13 tausaga agai i luga le matutua lea o lo o malu nei i lalo o le puipuiga a le faalapotopotoga a le Toomaga. E tusa ma le lima masina na fausia ai lenei fale, le House of Dreams lea ua faaopoopo i le fale o le House of Hope, ma le House of Blessings, ua maea ona fausia i Tuanaimato. TOE TALIU MAI LE MANU SAMOA MAI SAVAII Ua toe taliu mai i Tumua nei le au a le Manu Samoa, lea na malaga atu i le motu tele i Salafai ma faatino ai a latou koleniga. Na molimauina le lagolago a le atunuu i le motu tele i Salafai, e pei ona faaalia i le lolofi ane i le aso ananafi, ao asiasi atu le Manu Samoa i le maketi i Salelologa. E le gata i lea, ao faagasolo ai a latou toleniga i le malae o Perenise Eteuati i le afioaga o Iva, sa faapeana foi ona molimauina ai le faatumulia i le mamalu o le atunuu e agai atu e maimoaina toleniga a le au, aemaise lava foi o le fanau aoga. E le taliaina e le afioga i le ali’i Senatoa ia Galea’i M. Tu’ufuli le fa’aiuga lea ua faia e le Matagaluega o Aoga a le malo, i le aofia lea o faiaoga mai Samoa i le si’itaga o totogi o faiaoga uma a le malo ua maua fa’ailoga BA. “E le tatau ona aofia ai fua ma faiaoga mai Samoa i le polokalame a le kovana e si’i ai totogi mo faiaoga a le malo ua maua fa’ailoga, o faiaoga mai Samoa o loo galulue i lalo o konekarate, e le agava’a i latou i siitaga o totogi mo faiaoga a le malo,” o le saunoaga lea a Galea’i i luma o le maota maualuga i le taeao ananafi, ina ua fa’alauiloa e le taitaifono o le Komiti o Aoga a le Senate, le faia o se iloiloga a le Komiti, mo le talanoaina o fa’afitauli lea ua a’afia ai ni isi o aoga i le atunu’u. Na fa’ailoa e le afioga i le ali’i senatoa ia Uti Petelo i luma o le maota e fa’apea, sa faitau i le nusipepa i le vaiaso nei, ma ia maua ai le tala e fa’atatau i aoga e 12 lea ua fa’asala e le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina, ina ua maitauina le tele o fa’aletonu o loo tula’i mai ai. Ona o ia fa’aletonu, na manatu ai loa Uti e valaau se iloiloga ma le Fa’atonusili o le Matagaluega o Galuega Lautele a le malo, o i latou ia o loo i ai le vaega o loo gafa ma le fa’aleleia o faleaoga a le Ofisa o Aoga, ina ia oo atu e fesiligia i le mafua’aga o nei fa’aletonu a’o lea ua lata mai le aso e a’e ai aoga a le fanau i le vaiaso fou. Na tula’i Galea’i ma fa’ailoa i luma o le maota, ina ia aofia ai ma le mataupu e fa’atatau i totogi o faiaoga mai Samoa i le iloiloga lea, e tatau fo’i la ona valaaulia le Fa’atonusili o Aoga, ina ia oo atu e fa’amanino le mafua’aga ua ala ai ona aofia faiaoga mai Samoa i le siitaga o totogi o faiaoga a le malo. Saunoa Galea’i e fa’apea, o faiaoga uma mai Samoa o loo galulue i Amerika Samoa nei, o loo galulue i lalo o konekarate, e le gata la o loo i ai a latou totogi ua fa’atulaga, ae i ai fo’i penefiti o loo agava’a ai i latou. E talitonu le afioga a Galea’i, e leai se mafua’aga e ala ai fua ona aofia atu ai ma faiaoga mai Samoa i le polokalame a le kovana e sii ai totogi o faiaoga a le malo. (Faaauau itulau B6) Le afioga i le ali’i Senatoa ia Galea’i M. Tu’ufuli. [ata AF] Page B2 samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 UAEALESI A LE FAFIGE FAIKAKALA TUSIA SAM MALO MA LONA TAMAOAIGA Fa’alologo lava ma le toto’a si Fafige Faikakala i le tele o le mau tala ua salalau i luga o nusipepa ma leitio, e fa’atatau i tulaga fa’aletonu o loo i ai le itu tau tupe a le malo i le taimi nei. E tusa ai fo’i ma tala feavea’i e le matagi ua maua i le uaealesi mosooi a le Fafige Faikakala, fai mai ua fa’aitiitia le paketi a le malo mo le tausaga tupe lea o le a sosoo nei. Ae o le fesili o loo fia malamalama ai le Fafige Faikakala, afai o loo faaletonu tupe maua faalotoifale a le malo, aisea e saga faaauau ai pea e le kovana ona faaalu tupe e fausia ai atina’e e le o aofia i totonu o le paketi, ae le fa’aalu muamua tupe i galuega ma atina’e ua mae’a ona pasia i le Paketi. Tomumu le isi uo a le Fafige Faikakala ma fai mai, “O le tele o galuega o loo fa’atupe i tupe lotoifale a le malo i le taimi nei, o galuega e lei pasia i le paketi, ae o loo faia uma lava i lalo o le faatonuga a le alii kovana.” Fesili le Fafige Faikakala i lana uo poo a ia galuega, ae tali lana uo, “Auala i Sasa’e ma Sisifo, e pei o le lamolemole o le kapeka o le hotel, ae lei pasia i le pakeki e fa’aleleia gi auala ka’avale.” Toe fesili loa ma le Fafige Faikakala i lana uo, “Afai la o tupe lotoifale lea ua fau ai auala, o a la galuega a le malo ua taofia ona ua aveese mai tupe ia e fau ai auala,” ata fa’amaela le uo a le Fafige Faikakala ma fai mai, “Eke iloa fo’i lafoga a gai kagaka ia sa faila ia Maki o le kausaga gei, sole, e oo mai lava i le kaimi gei e lei maua lava gi siaki, a vilivili aku i ai ae fa’alili’i le ofisa o Lafoga ma fai mai i gai kagaka, soia le fesili soo o lea e fa’alekogu kupe a le malo.” Ata le Fafige Faikakala ma faapea lona mafaufau, “Oi sole, talofa e i le atunu’u ma latou lafoga, ae se’i iloa ai fo’i le fa’akamala, leva ga gogofo ae le o e faila lakou lafoga, fai aku ai fo’i.” FIU AVE PASI FA’ATALITALI TOTOGI O LATOU PASI Pisi fa’asoloatoa le telefoni feavea’i a si Fafige Faikakala i le lua vaiaso talu ai, i le to’atele o ave pasi o loo fia malamalama i le mafua’aga ua tuai ai ona maua totogi o a latou pasi, ia sa fa’aaoga e fela’ua’i ai tamaiti aoga i le taimi o le Camp a Troy Polamalu. Fai mai le tomumu a le isi toeaina ave pasi, “Ikuaiga mea la gei e ala ai oga mumusu ave pasi e fa’aaoga lakou pasi, o le uma o le kaukua sa ofo aku ae fiu e fa’akalikali siaki, mea la ia e le o iloa mai e Polamalu, lea ua alu gofogofo mai fafo ae mala ai le ‘au fai pasi i le fiu e fa’akalikali a lakou kupe.” Fai mai le isi ave pasi, e ese le suamalie o fa’aupuga a le malo sa fa’alata ai latou i le taimi na latou feiloa’i ai ma fa’ailoa mai lo latou fanoga, ua latou manatu e taofi pasi aoga a le malo e aua le fa’aaogaina, ae fa’aaoga pasi tua e la’u ai fanau aoga mo le polokalame a Polamalu, e lelei fo’i lea e maua ai e nai tagata fai pasi tua tupe e fesoasoani ai i a latou pasi. “O fea la folafolaga fai mai e maua kupe e fesoasoagi ai i a makou pasi, gao mea pepelo mea ia e vaai aku i ai,” o le tomumu lea a le isi alii fai pasi i le Fafige Faikakala, ae fai mai le isi ali’i ave pasi, ua uma lelei le vaiaso lenei o vilivili i le Ofisa o Aoga mo le totogi o lana pasi, ae o le tali na aumai, “ua uma ona saini le invoice, toe lava o le saini o le siaki ma avatu loa.” Ata fa’amaela le Fafige Faikakala i le atamai o le tali a le malo o loo fa’amoe ai nai ave pasi. E fa’afefea na fai mai toe lava o le saini o le siaki maua loa le tupe, e oo lava i lafoga a nai tagata faigaluega, o lea ua toeititi oo mai le kerisimasi o lea lava e fa’atali. Le afioga i le ali’i Faipule mai le Itumalo o Manu’a #2, tofa Toeaina Faufano Autele. [ata AF] TOEAINA — Tele sao tagata mai fafo tamaoaiga Amerika Samoa tusia Ausage Fausia Na taua e le afioga i le ali’i faipule mai le Itumalo o Manu’a #2 i se iloiloga sa faia i luma o le Komiti o Mataupu Tau Tulafono a le maota o sui, ma sui o le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga ananafi e fa’apea, e to lona pulou i tagata mai fafo o loo galulue i Amerika Samoa, i le tele lea o le latou sao i le atina’e fa’apea ai ma le fesoasoani i le tamaoaiga o le teritori. “To’atele naua tagata mai fafo o loo galulue i galuega maualalo e le fia galulue ai le to’atele o tagata Amerika Samoa, e pei o tagata mai Upolu ma Savai’i o loo galulue i kamupani i’a, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. in Atu’u have immediate openings for the following: 1. SECURITY GUARD Security Guard Required and desirable abilities, skills and experience include: • Highschoolgraduateorequivalentexperience.Highschoolleveloralandwritten English communications competency. • Acceptablepolicerecordclearancerequired. • AmericanSamoanNationalsorU.S.citizenspossessingoreligibletoacquire TransportationWorkersIdentificationCredential(TWIC)highlydesirable. • Physicallyabletostandforextendedperiodsoftimeandperformfrequent plant-wide walking inspections. • Securityexperienceand/ortrainingwithreferenceshighlydesirable. • KnowledgeableofrelevantOSHAregulationspoliciesandprocedures. • AbilitytoeffectivelycommunicateinSamoanaplus. • Abletoliftupto50lbsandworkallscheduledshiftsincludingweekends. • Goodemploymentandattendancerecord. Competitivecompensationforallemploymentopportunitiescommensurate withqualifications.Forconsideration,bringorsendacopyofyourresume includingrelevantcertifications,references,PoliceClearance,ASGimmigration clearances(notrequiredforUSNationals,USCitizensorASPermanent Residents)andapplicationbyAugust26th,2015nolaterthan4:00PMto (applicationsmaybeobtainedat): Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. HumanResourcesDepartment P.O.BOX957 PagoPago,AmericanSamoa96799 Email: [email protected] SAMOA TUNA PROCESSORS, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ae o iina lea o loo fa’alagolago malosi i ai le tamaoaiga o Amerika Samoa,” o se vaega lea o le saunoaga a Toeaina. O le iloiloga na valaauina e le afioga i le Tama’ita’i Faipule ia Vui Florence Vaili Saulo, i le fia iloa lea o se tulaga ua i ai le polokalame o le “Amnesty Program” lea na fa’atula’i e le kovana ma le faigamalo, e fesoasoani ai i le to’atele o tagata mai fafo o loo nonofo fa’asolitulafono i le atunu’u, ina ia mafai ona fa’aleleia a latou pepa nofomau ma saili ni galuega e fesoasoani ai i le atina’e o le malo. Na taua e molimau i luma o le maota e fa’apea, e to’a 2,475 le aofa’i o tagata ua mae’a ona lesitala i lalo o le “Amnesty Program”, o i latou fo’i nei ua mae’a ona pu’e a latou I.D ma ua agava’a ona aumau i le teritori mo le isi tausaga atoa. O le tele o finagalo sa mafai ona fetufaa’i i ai afioga i Faipule ma sui o le Komiti Fa’afoe a le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga, o le vaavaai lea i auala e fa’amalosia ai vaega o tulafono tau Femalagaaiga, atoa ai ma le taofiofi o le soona lolofi mai o tagata mai fafo. Na taua e le afioga i le ali’i faipule mai Manu’a #1 ia Vesi T. Fautanu le to’atele naua o tagata mai fafo ua lolofi mai ma nonofo i Amerika Samoa, ae le o lava ni laueleele o Amerika Samoa e nonofo ai i latou nei, e le gata fo’i i lea, o le maua lea e tagata mai fafo o le avanoa e galulue ai i avanoa faigaluega, ae misi ai le avanoa sa tatau ona maua e tagatanu’u o Amerika Samoa. Na fa’amalieina le finagalo o le afioga i le ali’i Faipule ia Fatulegae’e Palepoi Mauga i le tali a sui o le komiti e tusa ai o lana fesili, afai e maua se tagata o loo nonofo eseese ma lana sponsor, o le a toe tipoti loa lea tagata i lona atunu’u na sau ai, ona ua le usitaia le tulafono. Ae na saunoa Toeaina e fa’apea, e le afaina ia te ia le to’atele o tagata mai fafo e ulufale mai ma nonofo i Amerika Samoa, pau lona fa’anaunauga, ia nonofo nei tagata uma ia tusa ma le tulafono. “Pau lava tagata ou te le mana’o e ulufale mai ma nonofo i Amerika Samoa, o tagata solitulafono, ae o soo se tagata e maua le avanoa e ulufale mai ai ma nofo e tusa ma ala o le tulafono, toe maua le avanoa e fai ai sona sao i le atina’e o le tamaoaiga o le atunu’u ma le malo, ou te lagolagoina lena tagata,” o le saunoaga lea a Toeaina. Saunoa atili Toeaina e fa’apea, e taua ia te ia le vaai i le itu o le atina’e ma le tamaoaiga o le atunu’u, aemaise ai o le sao o tagata mai fafo o loo faia mo Amerika Samoa. Sa ia fa’afetaia sui o le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Ofisa o Femalagaaiga e tusa ai o le latou galuega o loo faia e le faigofie, ae i lona taofi, soo se tagata e ulufale mai i Amerika Samoa ae ua uma le aoga o le pemita na malaga mai ai, e tatau ona toe fa’afo’i. I lana silasila mamao, afai e alu ese ma le Fono Faitulafono, o le a ia finau i le tofi Pulenu’u a Ofu, ina ia mautinoa e lesitala uma tagata o le nu’u atoa ai ma tagata mai fafo e nonofo i Ofu, ina ia aua lava ne’i i ai ni tagata e nonofo e le tusa ma le tulafono i lona nu’u ma lona itumalo. “E leai so’u pito Upolu poo Savai’i, o o’u matua o Manu’a uma i laua, ae e ese lo’u alofa i tagata mai Upolu ma Savai’i, e fa’apea fo’i i soo se tagata mai fafo o loo aumau i le atunu’u ma togi la latou ma’a i le tamaoaiga o le malo, pau lo’u fa’anaunauga o loo i ai, ia aua ne’i aumaia i latou e fa’apologa, a ia tausi ma tatou alolofa ia i latou uma,” o le saunoaga fa’ai’u lea a Toeaina. Aotelega a Leone High Alumni mo le Iupeli Auro — $26,343.43 samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Page B3 tusia: Leua Aiono Frost I le fonotaga fa’apitoa mo Aukuso a Tama ma Teine Tuai a Leone High School i le afiafi o le aso Gafua i le faletusi i le laumua o le aoga, sa fa’ailoa ai, le aotelega o le latou sailiga mo le fa’amoemoe o le vaiaso atoa e fa’amanatu ai le atoaga o le Iupeli Auro o Leone High ia Oketopa 12-17, 2015 ua tula’i mai nei i le $26,343. Mai lea aofaiga, o le aofai o tusaga atofa mo vasega ta’itasi i tausaga e 50 ua maua ai le$17,285. “O lenei seleni e le o lava, peita’i, ua loto tetele lava le Sosaiete a Tama ma Teine Tuai uma o Leone High, e le loto vaivai le Liona, e tatau ona ausia le maka sa fa’atulaga e fa’amanatuina ai le tatou Iupeli Auro, le $30,000”, o le saunoaga lea a le ali’i peresetene o le Sosaiete, le Vetereni a le Malini Koa, Tusipasi Suiaunoa. O le laulauatofi ua tutula’i nei mo le fa’amoemoe e aofia ai le Sui Peresetene Tapumanaia Galu Satele, Teutupe Lydia Faleafine Nomura, Failautusi Salima Eucharist Reupena. Ua fa’ailoa mai fo’i, o le ulua’i fonotaga fo’i lenei ua to’atele ai sui auai mai vasega taitasi talu mai ona fa’avae le a’oga, peita’i, sa tutula’i fo’i nisi o sui mamalu mai fafo, ma fa’ailoa mai, “O lo ua matou iloa le fa’amoemoe mo le masina o Oketopa, ua matou tausaili fo’i ina ia o’o mai uma i matou ma matou tusaga nei ua fa’atulaga e ta’i $500 a le vasega e tasi, atoa ai ma ni matou fo’i sailiga tu’ufa’atasia e taua’aoina mai i ala o feso’ota’iga Upega Tafa’ilagi ua mae’a fa’atula’ia nei.” I se lipoti a Salima sa ia fa’ailoa ai, “Ua mae’a fa’atula’ia le tatou Upega Tafa’ilagi i lona tuatusi www.leonealumni.com pe afai e i ai nisi o le afio’aga o Leone, aiga o e na a’o’oga i Leone i tausaga ua te’a, ae maise o fanau fo’i a nisi sa a’o’oga i Leone o lo’o fia fa’ao’o mai ni a latou foa’i alofa mo lenei taumafaiga i le atoaga o le 50 tausaga talu ona fa’atula’ia Leone High. E ese mai lea, o i latou uma lava sa a’o’oga i Leone, alofa mai i le Laumua sa e utuvai ai, ua e maua ai le atamai, ma ua e sa’afi ai i mea e tele, foa’i mai mo le tatou fa’amoemoe.” O lea feso’otaiga ua fa’atula’ia ona o le to’atele o fanau sa a’otauina i Leone High ua mamao atu mai Samoa nei, ua masani fo’i i nei ituaiga o feso’ota’iga. Ua mae’a ona fa’atulaga atoa le vaiaso a le Asosi, atoa ai ma lona paketi fa’asoa o le tupe e fa’aalu ai, ae o lo ua fa’atalau’ula mai i latou uma i vasega e le’i atoatoa mai latou tusaga e ta’i $500 ina ia fa’ao’o mai i totonu. O Saoga a Vasega ua fa’ailoa mai, e fa’atino ai nisi o foa’i mo le a’oga, po’o poloketi fa’atulaga e faimeaalofa ai i le aoga, ae o le foa’i mai le mamalu lautele, o le tupe fa’asoa lea mo le vaiaso atoa o mea eseese ua fa’atulaga e fa’atautaia ai. O le polokalama, e pei ona faailoa mai e le Asosi: • Oketopa 12, e tatala aloaia ai le fa’amoemoe i le sauniga lotu ma fa’amama atoatoa ai le Laumua i Leone, fa’apea ma le BBQ e saunia mo tagata uma e aofia i lea fa’amoemoe. • Oketopa 13, ua fa’atulaga mo le sailiga o ni avanoa faigaluega mo nisi o le fanau a’oga o lo’o tausaili pea ni galuega. O’o i le itula e 6:00 i le afiafi, ona faia lea o le siva a vasega uma - Ta’i 10 tausaga ua fa’atulaga ai lea fa’amoemoe. • Oketopa 14 fa’atino ai ta’aloga e le Alumni ma faia ai latou fonotaga o nisi mea e totoe e tatau ona mae’a tapena mo le fa’amoemoe i le aso Faraile. O’o i le afiafi, aufa’atasia uma le Alumni ma latou aiga i le siva tele, e faia lea i le Veterans Memorial Stadium i Tafuna. Faia fa’amalositino, fa’aaliga i potu o vasega ta’ito’asefulu ta’itasi, ma le tele o ta’aloga atofa mo vasega ta’itasi e fa’atino. • Oketopa 15 fa’atino ai gaoioiga a Alumni ta’ito’atasi, ma tapenapena ai le fa’amoemoe o le aso Faraile e vasega ta’itasi fa’apea ma latou fonotaga mulimuli. • Oketopa 16, ua atofa lea e fa’atino e Leone High ma le latou taupulega, le Matagaluega o A’oga fa’apea ma le Asosi a Matua ma Faiaoga. Peita’i, o lo’o tutua’ai mai pea le Alumani mo nisi mea e fesoasoani ai i le fa’amoemoe. • Oketopa 17 - aso To’ona’i i le taeao, faia loa ta’aloga Football ma fa’amalosi’au ai ina ia galulue fa’atasi i mea uma, ae tapena ai sui ta’ito’atasi uma mo le siva tele i le afiafi i le Tradewinds Poolside e fa’amae’a ai le fa’amoemoe. O nei mea uma ua fa’atulaga, e ono suia i so’o se taimi pe a usuia fonotaga fa’atulaga a le Asosi ia Aukuso 31. Fai mai Suiaunoa, “O le fa’aetai i le a’ao foa’i o le mamalu o le atunu’u, i aiga ma e pele fo’i ia i matou tama ma teine tuai a Leone High, e maualuga lava lea i mea uma. Fa’afetai lo outou agalelei, ia saga foa’i e le Atua le manuia mo outou e taui ai le agalelei.” O se va’aiga i le Upega Tafa’ilagi a le Asosi a Tama & Tein Tuai a Leone High School ina ia faia mai ai le foa’i a nisi o fanau sa a’otauina i Leone High o lo’o alaala i so’o se vaipanoa o le Lalolagi. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost] O oe ea lena o lo o kuka meaai taumafa mo faalavelave, Faamavae loa i lena fale kuka ae usi mai lau faafofoga: Ua taunuu mai i le atunuu se faatinoga fou o tapenaga o taumafataga mo soo se faalavelave, faaipoipoga, maliu, saofa’i, e faia uma iinei. E faatinoina i le auala sogalemu, vevela, vave ma le matagofie. E te le finagalo ea i lenei faiga e mama ma faigofie? Afai e tusa ai ma lou finagalo, faafesootai ane loa le tamaitai ua iai le tomai i le tapenaga o taumafataga lelei ma le saogalemu, o Mary Lou Surgi. O loo faatautaia se sailiga o manatu, e ala i le faatumuina o pepa e te filifili ai pe tatau ona faataunuu lenei tapenga fou mo taumafataga i Amerika Samoa. E mafai ona maua lau pepa faatumu i le valaau ane i le 633-4664 po o lou malaga mai i le ofisa o le Faletupe o Atina’e i Pago Pago. E faamuta le taliaina o pepa faatumu i le Aso Faraile, Setema 25. Page B4 samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 E te fia Poka? FIU I LE VIGA O LE TOALUA Ua leva tele o viga le fafine o Sieni i lona toalua o Simi e ta’u atu poo ai ni teine na alu ai? Ae fai mai lava Simi, “Se pau lava le mea o lea ua ta nonofo, o le mea sili lea ona fiafia i ai.” Ae via lava Sieni e ta’u atu, “O le mea lena oute viga ai leaga lea oute le toe popole i ai.” Ua uma le pusa onosa’i a Simi ae fai mai, “E te polomisi mai e te le fua ?”. Fai mai Sieni, “Ioe ua uma foi aso na tau su’e ai oe.” Na nofo loa Simi i lalo ma lau le lisi, e aofia ai le teine o le latou te tuaoi, fafine mai Savaii, fafine o lo’o failautusi i le aulotu ma le toalua o le tuagane o Sieni. Oso atu lea Sieni, “IA KU’U LOA au KALA, SALAPU LAIA, AUA LE KOE MAVAVA MAI. E amaka aku nei ona e alu e kaka ou fou, ma alu lava oe e fai au mea ‘ai.” Tali atu Simi, “Na ou fai atu lava e tu’u, ae e viga mai lava e ta’u atu. Ua a, o le mea e leaga ia o oe na e amataina.” SA NOFO AI LOU TOULUA. Na alu e matamata lakapi i le Apia Park le toeaina o Mikaele, sa nofo mai lava nao ia i le pito lea e pito mai i Moata’a. Ia uma le isi taaloga, na amata ona tumu atu le malae, sa fesili atu loa i ai le isi tamaloa, “Uso e mafai ona ou alu atu oute nofo iina, pe leai se isi e sau iina, e a o le mea ea o faatali se isi e sau iina?” Ae fai atu le tamaloa, “O lou toalua e masani ona nofo i lana nofoa lea ae ua le sau ma le toatele o tagata o le matou aiga e nonofo i nofoa ia e i luma, ae ua le o mai i lenei aso Toana’i.” “Ao ua fea ua o i ai ?” Tali loa Mikaele, “O la e o i le oti ma o e tanu le fafine. Tala ‘oto’oto o le LALOLAGI fa’aliliu AF MASALOMIA NA FASIOTI TAMAITITI 2 TAUSAGA LONA TAMA I ni ripoti mai le aai o Birningham i Alabama ua taua ai le masalomia o se alualutoto e 2 tausaga le matua, o ia lea na fa’apaina le fana lea na maliu ai lona tama e 31 tausaga le matua. I ripoti o loo taua ai e fa’apea, na fa’ateia le tina ina ua manava mai i le fale i le afiafi o le aso Lua na te’a nei, ae tau atu i lona to’alua o loo ta’atia mai lona tino i totonu o le potu malolo, ma se manu’a i lona muaulu e mafua mai i se pulufana. Na logo e le tina le ofisa o leoleo mo se fesoasoani ma ia fa’ailoa loa i ai e fa’apea, e i ai ona masalosaloga o lana tama e 2 tausaga na faia le gaioiga i se auala tupu fa’afuase’i, na mafua ai ona maliu lona to’alua. O loo faaauau pea i le taimi nei suesuega a leoleo e uiga i lenei mataupu. Ae i suesuega a leoleo na manino ai, e leai se tagata na taumafai e ulufale fa’amalosi i totonu o le fale o le aiga, poo se isi fo’i na taumafai e osofa’i le tamaloa i le taimi na tula’i mai ai le fa’alavelave. MALILIU TAGATA SULUFA’I I LUGA O LE SAMI Pe tusa ma le to’a 40 tagata sulufa’i na sosola i se va’a na maliliu i luga o le sami, atoa ai ma le silia i le to’a 312 na manunu’a, ina ua goto le va’a sa latou malaga atu ai i Europa, ae fetaui loa ma le maua atu e le va’a fa’aola mai le malo o Italia i le aso ananafi. Na taua e i latou sa fa’asaoina o latou ola, e le’i maliliu i latou nei ina ua goto le va’a, ae na maliliu lava i le taimi na latou malaga mai ai, ma o loo faia i ai suesuega a leoleo i Italia i le mafua’aga o lea fa’alavelave. Ae mo i latou ua fa’asaoina, ua auina atu nei i latou i se nofoaga mo tagata sulufa’i, e fa’atalitali ai se isi fa’aiuga mo i latou, i le toe fa’afo’i atu lea i o latou atunu’u, poo le nonofo ai pea i totonu o le atu Europa. I tausaga uma lava, e faitau selau ma selau tagata sulufa’i e taumafai e ulufale fa’amalosi i atunu’u o le atu Europa, o le to’atele o i latou e maliliu i le sami. E mafua ona sosola ese tagata sulufa’i nei mai o latou atunu’u, ona o faiga fa’apologa ma le saua o loo faia i ai e ta’ita’i ma tagatanu’u. SOLO TETE’E MATUA INA UA FASIOTIA A LATOU FANAU E faitau afe ma afe matua na solo tete’e i le aai o Dhaka i Bangladesh i le vaiaso nei, ona o faiga le alofa ma le saua o loo faia e se vaega tete’e i totonu o le malo, i lo latou fasiotia lea o fanau talavou latou te maua i luga o maga’ala i le atunu’u. O le aso ananafi na fasiotia ai fo’i e tagata tete’e isi tamaiti e to’atolu, ma ua atoa i ai le to’afa ua maliliu i lenei vaiaso, ae ese ai le silia i le to’a 10 na fasiotia i le amataga o le masina lenei o Aokuso. FA’AAUAU PEA FAIGA SAUA MA LE LE ALOFA A LE ISIS O le fasiotia ai e le vaega fa’atupu fa’alavelave a le ISIS o se tasi sa avea ma ta’ita’i o le malo o Suria i le vaiaso nei, ua atagia mai ai le fa’aauauina pea lea o a latou pulega saua ma le le alofa, i le fasiotia lea o tagata savili i se auala e tali atu ai i pulega fa’amalo o loo latou fetaua’i i le taimi nei. O le ali’i o Khale al-Asaad na fasiotia e le ISIS i le vaiaso nei, e ala i le aveesea o lona ulu (tulou), ina ua fiu le ISIS e fa’asufi o ia i ni isi o fa’amatalaga o loo mana’omia e le ISIS, e fesoasoani ai i a latou gaioiga faa terorisi o loo fa’aauau pea i le taimi nei. O Assad, lea sa pulea le mata’aga pito lauiloa i totonu o Suria, lea fo’i sa avea ma ta’ita’i o le atunu’u i le tele o tausaga, na pu’e fa’apagota e le ISIS i le masina o Mati o le tausaga nei, ina ua pulea fa’amalosi e le ISIS nofoaga taua o Suria. Talu mai lea taimi, sa taumafai le ISIS e fesiligia Asaad ina ia tu’u atu fa’amatalaga e fa’atatau isi vaega o le malo, peita’i sa musu lenei ali’i, ma faia ai loa le fa’aiuga e fasiotia o ia i le vaiaso nei. Ua fa’aalia e Amerika ma isi malo o le lalolagi o lo latou naunau pea ina ia faia ni auala e tete’e atu ai i faiga saua a le ISIS. AISEA E MANUIA AI TAGATA ASIA-AMERIKA I LE IUNAITE SETETE O se tasi lenei o fesili ua to’atele tagata Amerika ua latou tu’u fesili ai i le taimi nei, pe aisea e pito manuia ai tagata Asia o loo nonofo i Amerika, e ala i le maua o galuega lelei toe maualuluga totogi, nai lo tagata Amerika ia na fananau ma ola i totonu o Amerika. I suesuega sa faia i se vaega tu maoti i totonu o Amerika na taua ai e fa’apea, e mafua ona manuia tagata Asia o loo nonofo i Amerika, o le to’atele o i latou sa maualuluga tulaga o aoaoga sa latou ausia ao i ai i Asia, ona malaga atu loa lea i Amerika ma fa’aauau ai a latou aoaoga, ma maua ai galuega lelei totogi mo i latou ma latou aiga. Tulimanu o le fa’aolataga O LE LOTO LELEI E SAU AI MA MEA LELEI E tele ituaiga loto o i ai nei i le lalolagi, o le loto lelei, ma loto leaga, ia ma le ituaiga loto e tau faase’e. O le loto leaga na o mea e le lelei e tupuga mai ai, o le ituaiga loto lena lea e taua e le Tusi Paia, o le loto faa-satani, e fai uma mea e le manao e lelei se mea. Na o mea leaga lava e sau mai i lena ituaiga loto. O le loto tau faase’e, o le ituaiga tagata lena e malamala lelei lava i lana mea e fai, ae o le pona, e fiafia lava ia ia faasese nai tagata, e ‘au lava i mea uma lava e fai mai ai le loto leaga. A oo ina talanoa ma se tagata e loto lelei, e ‘au foi i tagata e lelei o latou loto, aua e ‘au foi i ai i le loto lelei, o talanoa ma tagata e leaga le loto, e ‘au foi i ai i le loto leaga. O tagata e tautala mai lava latou ia o mea e lelei lava la e fai mai ai, o le ituaiga tagata ua i ai le ola faatuatua ia te ia. E talanoa lava ia o mea e lelei uma la e talanoa ai i soo se ituaiga tagata, e lelei lona loto, e le vaai i le itu lea e leaga e fai ai se isi tagata, i le mautauina e ia na mea. Na o mea e lelei, o mea na ua taua o mea faa-Iesu, e mama lona loto, e alofa lava i tagata uma, e le faailoga tagata, e naunau o ia i ana tulafono i le ao ma le po. Amene. Prosecutor: No charges for ICE agent in a Detroit man’s death DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. customs agent fatally shot a 20-year-old Detroit armed robbery suspect in self-defense and will not be charged in the killing, the Wayne County prosecutor said Wednesday. Terrance Kellom’s April 27 death came amid a national debate over police conduct — particularly toward black men. Kellom was black, as is the agent who shot him. “Yes, black lives matter,” prosecutor Kym Worthy said at a news conference. “Of course they matter. But you know what else matters? Credible facts matter. ... Doing justice matters and the truth matters.” Police say Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Mitchell Quinn shot Kellom after the suspect lunged at the agent with a hammer during a raid at his father’s west side home. His father, Kevin Kellom, has disputed the police account of what happened. Worthy spent much of her news conference citing evidence debunking his claims. Evidence and witness statements showed Quinn was “justified by the laws of self-defense,” Worthy said. She said Kellom was shot four times. He was wanted on armed robbery and weapons charges and was accused in a domestic violence dispute with an ex-girlfriend the day before he was killed. “It’s upsetting, that’s my son,” Kevin Kellom said of Worthy’s decision. “It hurts.” “I was hoping it wouldn’t go that way,” added Kellom, wearing a T-shirt that read “HANDS UP, NO HAMMER.” “You have young black men being killed by these police officers, and (they are) literally getting away with it. My son was assassinated,” he said. Michigan State Police investigated the shooting. Kellom’s lawyer, Karri Mitchell, said there should have been an independent investigation, and that the family will file a civil lawsuit. Quinn was one of seven law enforcement officers from multiple departments on a fugitive apprehension team. No officers were wearing a body camera, Worthy said. Speaking Wednesday ahead of Worthy’s announcement, Quinn’s lawyer David Griem said he had reviewed the reports submitted by the other officers, and that all accounts were consistent. “I’ve been doing this for more than 35 years — first 10 as a state, then a federal prosecutor,” Griem said. “I have prosecuted police officers, defended police officers. If there was ever a case in which the shooting was justified, this was it.” Afterward, Griem said his client was prepared for a lawsuit and that there would be “no settlement.” Quinn was placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting and has since returned to duty, ICE spokesman Khaalid Walls said in a statement. “The officer involved was fully compliant with the independent investigations into the matter,” Walls said. samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Page B5 Ni isi o totino o le Komiti Fa’afoe a le LBJ ma afioga i senatoa e aofia ai le Peresetene o le Senate ia Gaoteote Palaie Tofau, i le latou feiloaiga i le aso Lua na te’a nei, [ata AF] lea na toe tolopo ai le iloiloga ma le fa’amoemoe e fa’ataunu’u i le itula e 8:30 i le taeao nei. GAOTEOTE — E le fa’atonua e le Komiti Fa’afoe LBJ galuega Fono tusia Ausage Fausia A o felalolafoa’i afioga i ali’i senatoa i le taeao o le aso Lua na te’a nei pe fa’ataunu’u le iloiloga sa fa’atulaga ma le Komiti Fa’afoe a le Falema’i o le LBJ, pe toe tolopo ona e le i atoa atu totino o le Komiti Fa’afoe, na fautua ai le afioga i le ali’i Peresetene o le Senate i afioga i Senatoa, e le fa’atalia galuega a le Fono i le atoa mai o sui o le Falema’i, pe tau fuafua fo’i galuega a le maota i le auai atu o sui o le Komiti Fa’afoe. Na toe fa’alua e Gaoteote Palaie Tofau lana saunoaga lea i le taimi o folafolaga a le maota maualuga i le aso Lua lava na te’a nei, lea na ia toe fautuaina ai afioga i Senatoa, soo se taimi lava e fa’atulaga ai iloiloga a le Fono, o le taimi fo’i lena e tatau ona amata ai ana galuega, afai fo’i e oo atu i le taimi lea e le i oo atu molimau, tolopo le iloiloga e toe fa’aauau i se isi taimi, ae le o le nofonofo o afioga i Senatoa e tau fa’atalitali le taimi e taunu’u ane ai molimau. O le aso Lua i le itula e 8:30 na fuafua e faia ai le iloiloga a le Komiti o le Falema’i ma le Soifua Maloloina a le Senate, ma totino o le Komiti Fa’afoe a le LBJ, i lalo o le ta’ita’iga a le afioga i le ali’i Senatoa ia Tuaolo M. Fruean o le ta’ita’i komiti. E le i taunu’u le iloiloga e pei ona fuafuaina, ina ua tuai atu totino o le Komiti Fa’afoe, aemaise ai fo’i e le’i auai atu le tofa Tuaolo, ma faia ai loa e le afioga a Soliai T. Fuimaono o le sui ta’ita’i komiti le fa’aiuga, ina ia toe tolopo le iloiloga seia aulia le itula e 8:30 i le taeao nei. E silia i le 20 minute o fa’atalitali afioga i Senatoa mo le taunu’u ane o le Taitaifono o le Komiti Fa’afoe a le LBJ, tofa Leilua Mase Akapo, ae o le taimi lea ua leva ona i ai isi totino e fa’atali ai mo le iloiloga, o le mafua’aga lea o le tuai ona amata o le iloiloga, lea na fa’atoa amata i le 8:50. Na finau le afioga i le ali’i senatoa ia Galea’i M. Tuufuli ina ia tolopo le iloiloga, ona e le o le komiti fa’afoe a le LBJ sa ia talosagaina e oo atu e molimau, ae o le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Polokalame lea e ave ai gasegase i fafo mo togafitiga. Ae na saunoa Soliai e fa’apea, o le a le fa’ataunu’uina le iloiloga, ona o lea ua fa’ailoa atu e le tofa Leilua, e le mafai ona oo atu ona o lea fa’atoa taunu’u mai Hawaii i le po o le aso Gafua, e le o atoa fo’i itula e 72 e tatau ona tapena mai ai o ia mo le iloiloga, e tusa ai ma tulafono a le maota. E lei umi ona fetufaa’i afioga i Senatoa ma sui o le komiti fa’afoe a le LBJ ae ulufale loa le tofa Leiloa i totonu o le maota. Na fa’ailoa i ai e Soliai i le komiti fa’afoe e fa’apea, e tele naua mataupu o loo fia malamalama ai afioga i senatoa i tulaga fa’aletonu o loo tula’i mai i le falema’i, aemaise lava i le va o le Komiti Fa’afoe ma le Pulesili a le LBJ, lea e pei ona salalau solo i ripoti i luga o nusipepa. Na fa’ailoa e Gaoteote i le maota ma totino o le komiti fa’afoe a le falema’i e fa’apea, e tele naua mataupu e fia fesili ai le fono, mo le fia maua o se malamalamaaga e fa’atatau i tautua a le falema’i, aemaise lava i le polokalame lea e ave ai gasegase i fafo mo togafitiga. Ae na toe saunoa Galea’i e faapea, o le taua o le fesiligia o le komiti o loo iloiloina gasegase e ave mo togafitiga, se’i fa’afofoga le maota i auala e faavae ai a latou fa’aiuga, ae poo ai fo’i gasegase e ave i ai la latou fa’amuamua. American Samoa Government DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ECE Program Management Services (ERSEA) Enrollment, Recruitment, Selection, Eligibility, Attendance REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT FA’ASALALAUGA O LE RESITALA E faasilasila atu i le mamalu o le atunuu, o loo i ai pea avanoa aoga mo fanauiti na fananau i le tausaga 2011 ma le 2012. O loo faia pea le resitara i le ofisa o le ECE i Utulei, i le Aso Gafua seia o’o i le Aso Faraile, i le 8:00 seia o’o i le 3:00 i le aoaui. O pepa nei e tatau ona aumaia e resitaraina ai lou alo: aso fanau, pepa tui, ID o le matua, ulu siaki po o se isi lava pepa e faamaonia ai le tupe maua a le aiga, E mana’omia ona aumaia lou alo i le aso o le resitara, mo le siakina o le tino ma oloa A iai ni fesili, telefoni mai i le Ofisa i le 633-1283/633-5178. We would like to inform the public that we still have slots for the upcoming school year for those children who were born in the years 2011 and 2012. The registration is ongoing at the ECE office in Utulei, from Monday to Friday, at 8:00 to 3:00pm. You are to bring the following documents to register your child/children; birth certificate, immunization card, parents identification card, check stubs or any document that verifies family income. You must also bring the child on the date of registration for his/her physical examination and dental screening. If you have any question or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our ECE/HS Program Office, at 633-1283 or 633-5178 Page B6 samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Ni isi o fanau aoga sa galulue i le polokalame o le Summer Program a le malo lea na fa’amuta i le vaiaso na te’a nei. [ata AF] Foia fa’afitauli faigata ai tau saili galuega fanau fa’auu mai aoga fafo tusia Ausage Fausia O le polokalame lea ua lua tausaga talu ona fa’agasolo e le malo, o le tuu o le avanoa i fanau o loo aooga i fafo e galulue ai i galuega a le malo i taimi e malolo mai ai i tuuaga o aoga, ua mafai ai ona foia le fa’afitauli ua tele tausaga o fetaia’i ma fanau aoga e fa’auu mai ma fa’ailoga i fafo, o le fiu lea e tau saili ni galuega e galulue ai, e le gata i totonu o le malo o Amerika Samoa ae fa’apea fo’i i le Iunaite Setete. I se vaega o lana saunoaga i le fonotaga ma lana Kapeneta i le vaiaso na te’a nei, na fa’ailoa aloaia ai e le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Malatasi Moliga le to’atele o fanau aoga ua fa’au’u mai ma fa’ailoga BA mai Iunivesite i fafo ua maua galuega e galulue ai i totonu o le malo o Amerika Samoa. “Talu ona amata mai le polokalame lenei i le lua tausaga talu ai (Apprenticeship Program), ua atoa nei le to’a 106 o fanau aoga ua fa’au’u mai ma fa’ailoga BA i fafo ua maua le avanoa e galulue ai i galuega a le malo, ma, o se la’asaga sili lea ona taua mo le lumana’i manuia o le malo,” o se vaega lea o le saunoaga a le ali’i kovana. Saunoa Lolo e fa’apea, i le fonotaga a Kovana sa faia i tausaga ua mavae, sa ia maitauina ai le fa’atupulaia o le fa’afitauli lenei i soo se vaega o le Iunaite Setete e aofia ai ma Amerika Samoa, i le to’atele lea o fanau aoga e i’u mai ma fa’ailoga tetele ae fiu e tau saili ni galuega. E mafua lea fa’afitauli, ona e leai se kamupani latou te fia faa faigaluegaina fanau aoga fa’atoa fa’au’u mai i aoga, ona e leai se isi o i latou e i ai se agava’a i le fa’atinoina o galuega. “O le mafua’aga lena na a’e ai loa se manatu i le faigamalo, ua tatau ona faia se auala e foia ai le tula’i soo mai o le fa’afitauli lenei, ma afua ai loa ona amata le polokalame e pei ona malaga mai ai fanau aoga e galulue mo nai masina i galuega a le malo, ma toe fo’i e fa’aauau a latou aoaoga i fafo ma le fa’anauauga, o le taimi lava e i’u mai ai a latou aoga, ae ua i ai fo’i ma le galuega e sau faigaluega ai,” o le isi lea saunoaga a le ali’i kvaona. Ae ui i le naunau atu o le malo e saili ni galuega mo fanau a le atunu’u, na taua e Lolo le tula’i mai pea o le fa’afitauli i ni isi o Fa’atonusili, i lo latou finau lea fai mai e leai se tupe e totogi ai fanau aoga nei. “Aua tou te finau mai e leai se tupe e totogi ai fanau, afai loa tou te finau mai fa’apena, lona uiga ua ta’u mai ai e le o faia lou tiute fa’ata’ita’i o le matagaluega, aua le latalata lau silasila i fa’afitauli e punitia ai le lumana’i o le malo, silasila mamao i le avanoa e mafai ona fesoasoani mai ai fanau aoga nei i le lumana’i o le malo,” o le saunoaga lea a Lolo i lana kapeneta. Na fa’ailoa atili e le alii kovana e fa’apea, e tele naua fanau aoga ua fa’au’u mai ma fa’ailoga AA o loo tau saili ni galuega i le taimi nei, ae o i latou tonu ia e tatau ona fesoasoani i ai le malo. “Fa’amolemole outou fa’atonusili, ave le avanoa i fanau aoga e galulue ai i le malo, afai fo’i e maua avanoa i pisinisi ma kamupani tua, o le isi lena auala e fesoasoani ai i le tamaoaiga o le atunu’u, afai e leai se tupe a lau matagaluega e totogi ai, finau e fai le mea sili, saili se tupe e faa faigaluega ai fanau nei, o i latou ia e faalagolago i ai le lumana’i o le atunu’u,” o le augani lea a Lolo i le kapeneta. Sa fa’ai’u lana saunoaga i lona toe fa’apea atu i lana kapeneta, “e mana’omia lava le saili o galuega mo fanau aoga, tatou galulue e fesoasoani ia i latou, aua afai e manuia i latou ma o latou aiga, o le a manuia fo’i le malo ma le atunu’u atoa.” ➧ GALEA’I – E le tatau ona siia fua totogi… Mai itulau B1 Sa ia taua fo’i e fa’apea, o siitaga i totogi o faiaoga a le malo, o loo faia ona o i latou o tagata faigaluega tumau a le malo, ae mo tagata faigaluega konekarate, e le tatau ona aofia i siitaga o totogi o tagata faigaluega tumau a le malo. I se feiloaiga a Tusitala ma le Fa’atonusili o Aoga a le malo i le vaiaso na te’a nei, na fa’amaonia mai ai e Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau le aofia o faiaoga e to’a 11 mai Samoa o loo i ai i lalo o konekarate ta’i 2 tausaga, i le siitaga o totogi mo faiaoga uma a le malo sa fuafuaina e le ali’i kovana. O le fa’aiuga e si’i totogi o faiaoga mai Samoa, sa faia lea ina ua aloaia a latou fa’ailoga BA sa fa’au’u mai ma latou i le Iunivesite a Samoa (NUS), i lalo o aoaoga a Amerika, lea fo’i o loo fa’amalumalu i tulaga tau aoaoga i Amerika Samoa nei. Saunoa atili Vaitinasa e fa’apea, afai e mae’a tausaga ta’ilua o konekarate mo faiaoga mai Samoa, ae i ai le faiaoga e fia fa’aauau pea lana tautua i le malo, o le a uia auala uma ina ia mautinoa e uia auala uma ao lei avea se tasi ma tagata faigaluega tumau a le malo. Baltimore officer charged in shooting of burglary suspect BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer who authorities say shot a burglary suspect in the groin at close range after he’d been subdued is being charged with attempted first- and seconddegree murder, the city’s top prosecutor announced Wednesday. State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the charges against Officer Wesley Cagle on the same day that news emerged of a lawsuit against the police department claiming abuse in a separate case. That suit was filed on behalf of a client by the lawyer who also represents Freddie Gray’s family. The latest problems to affect the troubled police department come just threeand-half months after six police officers were indicted in connection to the death of Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died a week after suffering a critical spinal injury in the back of a police transport van. Gray’s death prompted near-daily protests in Baltimore, and served as a catalyst for the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into whether the department’s officers routinely use excessive force and participate in illegal arrests. According to the statement of probable cause, Cagle and three other police officers responded to a report of a commercial burglary on Dec. 28, 2014. As the suspect — Michael Johansen, who has also been charged — tried to leave the building, two of the officers stopped him and told him to show his hands. When Johansen reached downward, the two officers fired their service weapons, striking Johansen multiple times and causing him to collapse on the floor. That’s when Cagle approached Johansen with his gun drawn, the statement said. According to charging documents, Johansen asked the officers whether what they had fired at him had been bullets or beanbags. “No, a .40-caliber, you piece of s---,” the documents quote Cagle as saying to Johansen before firing one shot, striking him in the groin. Johansen was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment, and survived his injuries. No weapon was recovered from Johansen, Mosby said. The three other officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing. In addition to the attempted-murder charges, Cagle faces charges of firstand second-degree assault and use of a handgun in a crime of violence. “No police officer, no police chief, likes to report that one of our own engaged in criminal misconduct,” said Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis at the news conference Wednesday. “That’s a punch in the gut. It doesn’t make me feel very good at all. It doesn’t make police officers feel very good. But what’s important here is that the integrity of our profession and the integrity of our agency wins out.” According to police, Cagle is a 14-year veteran of the department, assigned to the Eastern District. Cagle was placed on routine administrative leave following the incident in December of 2014 and in early January, his police powers were suspended. As of Wednesday, Cagle had been suspended without pay. When asked if firing one shot at a suspect’s groin warranted an attemptedmurder charge, Mosby said she would “let justice run its course.” “It will be up to a judge and a jury to determine.” Last week, 24-year-old Cierra Brooks filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department alleging that while she was waiting for a ride outside a nightclub on Aug. 21, 2012, a police officer threw her to the ground and dragged her through the street, causing head and facial injuries. The lawsuit alleges that the officer then tossed her inside a police van and handcuffed her but did not put a seatbelt on her. As a result, the suit alleges, Brooks “was thrown about and injured as the wagon was driven.” The suit says Brooks was taken to a hospital for treatment and detained for several hours without being notified of any charges against her. It also says that Brooks was released without charging papers and later received a letter from the police department informing her that all records of her arrest had been expunged. The lawsuit was first reported Wednesday by the Daily Record. Representing Brooks is Billy Murphy, who also is representing Gray’s family. samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Page B7 BUSINESS & SERVICEDirectory Phone: 684-633-5599 • Email [email protected] • Fax 684-633-4864 CLASSIFIED ADS ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE: www.samoanews.com AND READ WORLD WIDE! Josie’s RESTAURANT Nu’uuli • 699-1570/258-9899 699-6969 HAPPY HOUR We Now Serve Ready-Made Breakfast OPEN FOR SUNDAY TOANA’I Come and Try our Delicious Samoan Buffett AND MORE! GOT WIC? 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The city gradually expanded the ban to more business districts when business owners and council members in neighboring districts complained that homeless people were moving into their neighborhoods. Caldwell championed the city’s first so-called sit-lie ban, but he has tried to push back on expansions that take the ban beyond business districts. He says banning reclining on sidewalks during business hours is legally defensible, because pedestrians and business owners are impacted when those sidewalks are blocked. But the bill Caldwell vetoed Wednesday would extend the prohibition to pedestrian malls that aren’t lined with businesses, and it would extend the ban in some places beyond normal business hours, which leaves the city open to litigation over targeting homeless people, Caldwell said. “I think it opens it up for a challenge that we would have a hard time defending,” Caldwell said. “So I’m very troubled by this...they’ve gone too far in my mind.” City Council Chairman Ernie Martin has indicated the council is likely to override the mayor’s veto, and that the council has enough votes to support an island-wide ban on sitting and lying down. Critics say the sit-lie bans have made Oahu’s homelessness problems worse, because people who are living out of tents and makeshift structures are just being pushed around to different neighborhoods, making it harder for them to get back on their feet. Service providers who help homeless people access health care and apply for housing have complained that they’re losing track of clients who are constantly moving around. At the Kapalama Canal Wednesday, Sonny Bermudez was visiting a friend who lived in a tent he erected out of steel rebar and tarps while Caldwell signed bills across the waterway. “They have to find somewhere to go, but where?” Bermudez asked. If people can’t stay with family members, they can go to a shelter, but some shelters cost $90 a month, Bermudez said. “Only some of them are working. They don’t have much cash,” he added. The city had enforced a law Tuesday that prohibits keeping stored property along the canal, so it had been cleared, but dozens of tents were back along the waterway Wednesday. The new bill Caldwell sign would target people, not belongings, Caldwell said. “Under the bill I’m signing, the Police Department can drive along here and get out and say you’re in violation of this law,” Caldwell said. “You cannot have a structure along this embankment. You must move it.” People then understand they can be arrested and fined, so they move, Caldwell said. The city also plans to erect a chain-link fence along the canal banks to prevent camping, at a cost of about $240,000, he said. The council’s rationale for the streams ban is that camping along a waterway creates public health and safety hazards. The bill states that people could be swept away by sudden floods, or waterways can become contaminated if people urinate, defecate or bathe in the streams. The legal concerns don’t apply to the camping ban bill, since that bill isn’t a sit-lie ban, said Jesse Broder Van Dyke, Caldwell’s spokesman, in an email. The National Alliance to End Homelessness says Hawaii has the nation’s second-highest number of homeless people per capita in the nation. Maui telescope protesters ready to disrupt convoy HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters are mobilizing to attempt to block a convoy delivering materials to the construction site for a Maui solar telescope, and this time, they plan to be at two locations. The protest is inspired by a fight to stop a giant telescope from being built on the Big Island. Protesters on both islands cite the sacredness of the land as a driving force behind the opposition. On Wednesday night, a slow-moving convoy is set to deliver construction materials to Haleakala, where the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope is being built. Twenty people were arrested last month when protesters laid down on the road in front of the convoy. Demonstrators laid on the ground and connected themselves with plastic pipes and chains, Maui police said, requiring officers to spend hours using handsaws to cut through the pipes. Kahele Dukelow of the group Kakoo Haleakala said she doesn’t know where that tactic came from. “It’s kind of a common practice for protesters,” she said. There aren’t plans to use the pipes again, she said. What will be different this time, she said, is that protesters will mobilize at two locations: at the base yard where the convoy is leaving from and at the road leading up the mountain. Despite last month’s arrests, all three truckloads reached the summit. The telescope’s buildings are about 80 percent to 90 percent complete, project manager Joseph McMullin said. Dukelow’s group cites concerns including “perpetuation and protection of sacred space, the environment, archaeological and cultural sites and Hawaiian national lands,” according to a news release. The project has committed to an environmental program that includes removing invasive species and protecting the endangered Hawaiian petrel, McMullin said in an email. “In addition, it is important to understand that changes in the sun directly affect human societies, impacting electrical grids, satellite communications and climate. ... Our facility will provide the knowledge to better understand, predict and prepare for those changes,” he wrote. “My understanding is that the protesters associate themselves with the word ‘protectors.’ If so, they should be helping us build the observatory.” Federal officials expand critical monk seal habitat HONOLULU (AP) — Endangered monk seals are getting more protection on parts of Hawaii’s main islands. There are about 1,100 monk seals believed to be alive today, with that number dwindling by 4 percent annually, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that it was expanding critical habitat for the species to require a review from the National Marine Fisheries Service to minimize potential harm from activity that is federally permitted or funded. Regional administrator Michael Tosatto says the agency’s rule probably won’t prevent major development or infrastructure, and will not interfere with swimming, surfing and fishing. “Critical habitat is always not well understood,” said Tosatto. “It always appears to be invasive. It sounds like we are creating kapu areas, but we really are not.” DLNR Chairwoman Suzanne Case said in a statement that the state has a responsibility to protect its cultural and natural heritage. “A part of that is making sure that our very special, unique, native Hawaiian monk seals have safe places to thrive,” she said. “It is a shared responsibility among the people, the state and the federal government.” The plan extends critical habitat areas in the northwest Hawaii Islands, and adds protections to parts of Oahu, limited areas of Molokai and stretches of shoreline on Maui and Kauai. 43 schools employees on leave during misconduct probes HONOLULU (AP) — The Department of Education has placed 43 employees on leave during investigations into alleged misconduct. Hawaii News Now reports that the Hawaii Department of Education updated Board of Education members Tuesday on its investigation into employee misconduct. Officials say 43 of the department’s 22,000 workers are on department-directed leave or leave pending investigation. Of those, 28 are teachers. Twelve of the cases started more than a year ago. Some board members were critical that the department’s investigations were taking so long. Barbara Krieg, assistant superintendent for human resources Barbara Krieg said each investigation is unique, with no set amount of time working in all cases. DOE officials say they have closed 15 cases since late June. Half of the current investigations involve allegations of inappropriate conduct toward students. Gay father sues Department of Education over bullying KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A father of two has filed a lawsuit claiming East Hawaii public schools have failed to protect his kids from bullying because of their dad’s sexual orientation. West Hawaii Today reports that openly gay Joshua Alameda Franklin filed a lawsuit Aug. 7 naming the Department of Education, state schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, Deputy Superintendent Stephen Schatz and others as defendants. Franklin says his 9 and 10-year-old sons have been bullied for years because their father is gay. He says he has repeatedly asked school administrators to intervene with no success. DOE spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Wednesday that the department is committed to creating a safe atmosphere for students and families. University of Hawaii looks to pay $1 million in raises HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii president is seeking approval to raise the pay of some executives by a total of $1 million. The raises cover 182 of the 221 executive and managerial employees across the system that make up 3 percent of the employees and 6 percent of the payroll, including vice presidents, campus chancellors, deans and program directors, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. UH officials say those nonunionized executives have not seen a salary increase in seven years. “The proposed increases weren’t just given carte blanche,” said UH spokesman Dan Meisenzahl. “The majority of the increases were based on performance reviews and were only given to those who received an outstanding or superior rating. . These increases are an attempt to match the pay raises and increases that the rest of university’s faculty and staff have received as the state recovered from the recession.” The adjustments, which average about 3.5 percent increases, must be approved by the Board of Regents, which has to approve university salaries of $150,000 or more. If the board approves the 81 raises that exceed that threshold the raises would be retroactive to July 1. “The setting of salaries is a very careful and managed process that is done with great deliberation to make sure UH remains competitive in a highly competitive market,” Meisenzahl said. “We want to continue to be a top tier 1 research institution. If you look at this from a national scale, we are getting a bargain from extremely qualified individuals. We’re talking about people who are making critically important decisions C M Y K C M Y K samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Page B9 visit samoa news online @ samoanews.com Classifieds • Cartoons • aloha briefs & More ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ C M Y K C M Y K Little League series opens with 16 teams, 1 missed out… WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania team is expected to draw big crowds to the state’s beloved Little League World Series as the 16-team double-elimination tournament opens on Thursday. Red Land Little League of Lewisberry, Pa., near the state’s capital of Harrisburg, plays its first game Friday night against Midwest champion Missouri. Little League officials expect a record crowd of 41,000 fans set in 2011 to be threatened. “It feels like Christmas time,” said Red Land coach Bret Wagner, a 1994 first round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals. “I’ve been telling everyone it’s pretty amazing when your kid trumps your greatest accomplishment and he’s only 12.” Red Land is one of two powerful teams that have put up videogame like numbers throughout their all-star runs. Red Land has hit 80 home runs in 16 games and the Sweetwater Valley team from Bonita, California, has hit 84. Some familiar teams with new players return on the American side of the tournament. Pearland, Texas, finished third in the country last year and also reached the 2010 U.S. semifinal. Cranston, Rhode Island reached the 1996 world final and Webb City played in the 2002 series. “It’s really exciting,” said Cranston coach Larry Lepore, who also coached on its 1996 teams. “It’s really crazy to think about doing it once, let alone twice.” Taylors, South Carolina, is the first team from its state to play at the Series since 1950 and is trying to win the first Series game in state history. Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Portland, Oregon, round out the American field and both are making their debuts. AVRS Little League from Uganda could be the crowd’s International favorite. Uganda plays in series opener Thursday against the Dominican Republic, making just its second series appearance. Uganda received loud ovations throughout the 2012 series when it went 1-2 and beat Oregon in a consolation game. Kitasuna Little League from Japan captured the 2012 world championship and is back again. The Tung Yuan Little League from Chinese Taipei defeated defending champion South Korea in the Asia-Pacific Regional and also could be a title contender. Teams from Australia, Canada, Venezuela and Mexico make up the remainder of the field. On Wednesday, the New Albany, Indiana, team that missed out on last year’s tournament received a championship welcome. New Albany lost in the Great Lakes Region championship against eventual U.S. champion Jackie Robinson West from Chicago. When Jackie Robinson had those honors stripped after manipulating league boundaries, New Albany was crowned the Great Lakes champion. Little League honored New Albany on Wednesday by included the team along with the 16 series participants in Williamsport’s annual Grand Slam parade, an event that carries the teams through downtown Williamsport. Former big league World Series-winning manager Jim Leyland welcomed New Albany and all other 16 champions, serving as the parade’s grand marshal. “A lot of these guys haven’t hung out since last August since they go to different schools now,” New Albany manager Josh Biven said. “It’s pretty cool to see them all back together, getting to see the place they’ve dreamed about for years after it got taken away from them last year for shady adults making a horrible decision.” ABOVE: A batter from the Westside A’s Baseball Team takes a swing at the ball during their on-field activity this past Saturday at the St.Theresa field in Malaeloa, as they celebrated with a full day of fun and activity to finish off their [photo: TG] league. RIGHT: Tim Jones awarding a medal to one of the Westside A’s player during their awards ceremony this past Saturday at the St. Theresa gymnasium in [photo: TG] Malaeloa. BOTTOM: A female athlete on the Westside A’s Little League Baseball Team (2nd from left) admiring her medal just after receiving it – during their awards ceremony to close off their summer league activity. [photo: TG] Page B10 samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady (12) shares a laugh with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during a joint practice between the Patriots and New Orleans Saints at the Saint’s NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug.19, 2015, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Pats, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they’d rather not discuss. They relate on matters ranging from winning it all to the awkwardness of tarnished reputations. Their franchises have drawn some of the harshest sanctions levied by the NFL. Now they’ve gathered for a football summit of sorts this week at a secluded luxury resort in the mountains of West Virginia. They can provide plenty of reasons why they think working together before their preseason game on Saturday in New Orleans will help both squads improve. If they’re also sharing notes about what they’ve learned from scandals known as “Spygate,” ‘’Bountygate,” or “Deflategate,” they weren’t acknowledging it when the teams practiced together on Wednesday. “I won’t comment on anything with regards to New England’s situation and ours is behind us,” Payton said. “We’ve got to find a way to improve.” In 2007, New England was levied heavy fines and docked draft picks by the NFL, which found the Patriots improperly videotaped an opponent’s coaches’ signals. In 2012, an NFL probe concluded that the Saints had operated improper cash pools rewarding big and even injurious hits. Payton, who denied being aware of anything improper, was suspended for the 2012 season. Players the league identified as ringleaders of the “bounty” pool had various suspensions overturned on appeals brought by the NFL Players Association. In May, the league announced it was suspending Patriots quarterback Tom Brady four games over allegations he conspired with two Patriots equipment employees to deflate footballs below what league rules allow to give him a competitive edge in New England’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts in January’s AFC championship game. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspension on appeal, after which the quarterback, backed by the NFLPA, sued in federal court. A hearing in the case was held in New York on Wednesday, during which a judge said he would rule on Sept 4 if the two sides couldn’t resolve the issue. Back at the Greenbrier Resort, where the Saints hold training camp, Brady could be heard intensely barking instructions at teammates between plays during 11-on-11 drills. He completed several impressive passes, including a precisely placed, and timed, pass to Danny Amen- dola in the back, right corner of the end zone. Brady also engaged in friendly chatter with Saints quarterback Drew Brees, but still has not spoken with media since training camp began. His lawyers have advised him against doing so until after his legal resistance to the NFL’s “Deflategate” sanctions plays out. “It’s unfortunate,” Brees said, referring to league probes both teams have faced. “All we can worry about is the opportunity we have to practice against these guys and get better. “I’m a big fan of Tom Brady as a player and I really enjoy being around him as a person.” Belichick, as usual, kept most of his comments short and most of his thoughts to himself, but wasn’t shy about complimenting Payton and the Saints. “I have all the respect in the world for the Saints, their entire organization, Sean, the way they do things,” Belichick said. “We’ve got a great working relationship with the Saints, Sean and his staff. From a coaching standpoint, we both feel like we get done things that are beneficial to our teams. Players work hard, but they do it in the right way.” Payton, meanwhile, has said the Patriots are to the NFL what Microsoft has been to the software industry. He said any coach who doesn’t try to become familiar with Belichick’s model for running a team is “foolish.” Sometimes at cooler-weather practices, Payton even wears hooded sweat shirts with the sleeves cut short, a look for which Belichick is known. Payton also made it clear he doesn’t want to be distracted — at least not any time soon — by questions of whether the Saints and Patriots have been treated, or are viewed, fairly. “For me, it would be wasted energy,” Payton said. “Certainly, we’ve talked as a team about certain things, but it’s silly to dwell or look back or reflect. There’s certain things, you know, certain things you file away, and I’ve got one of those real good memories.” NOTES: When Brady operated New England’s first-team offense in full team drills, he was working against New Orleans’ backup secondary. Starting cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Keenan Lewis both sat out, as did starting safeties Jairus Byrd and Kenny Vaccaro and primary nickel back Delvin Breaux. All have injuries which Payton has declined to discuss. In their places were rookies P.J. Williams (cornerback) and Damian Swann (nickel back), second-year pro Stanley Jean-Baptist (cornerback) and veteran safeties Rafael Bush and Kenny Phillips. SPORTS SHORTS North Carolina beats Rhode Island 4-2 for softball title PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ellen Yang had an RBI single to kick off a four-run first inning and Rowan, North Carolina, beat Warwick North, Rhode Island, 4-2 on Wednesday night in the championship game of the Little League Softball World Series. Kali Morton allowed two runs on four hits over six innings for the Rowan team, representing the Southeast in the annual event. She struck out three. Yang hit an opposite-field single in the top of the first, leading to three runs. Morton added an RBI double for the first team from North Carolina to make it to the softball World Series. Dyonna Rodas hit an RBI single in the third for Warwick North, representing the East. Hailey Mackinnon added a runscoring grounder in the fourth to cut it to 4-2. UFC announces title bout for stadium show in Melbourne LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robbie Lawler will defend his welterweight title against Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 193 on Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia. The UFC announced the card Wednesday. UFC 193 will be held at Etihad Stadium, the retractable-roof stadium that’s home to four Australian Football League teams. UFC President Dana White claims they’ll fit 70,000 fans into the stadium, which typically seats about 56,000. The main event is the first UFC title fight in Australia. Lawler (26-10) defended his belt last month with a bloody stoppage of Rory MacDonald, while Condit (30-8) is a former interim champion. The card also features Australia resident Mark Hunt in a heavyweight rematch with Brazil’s Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The show will take place on a Sunday in Australia for the U.S. pay-per-view audience. Billy Graham’s son-in-law dies days after found in pool RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The son-in-law of the Rev. Billy Graham has died after being found unresponsive in the swimming pool of the Raleigh home he shared with evangelist Anne Graham Lotz. Seventy-eight-year-old Danny Lotz died Wednesday. That’s according to Rex Hospital, which issued a statement for the Lotz family. The retired dentist was taken off life support two days after he was admitted to the hospital. A statement on Anne Lotz’s Facebook page said the couple had been married for 49 years and her husband suffered from heart disease that required five arterial stents. Danny Lotz played on the 1957 North Carolina men’s basketball team that was undefeated in 32 games in winning the NCAA national championship. Stabler, Stanfel senior finalists for Hall of Fame CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel were selected Wednesday as senior finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. Stabler and Stanfel, who both died this year, were picked by the Hall’s Seniors Committee. Drafted in the second round by Oakland out of Alabama in 1968, the left-handed Stabler was known for his accuracy, clutch performances — and off-field exploits. He compiled a .661 winning percentage over his 15-season career with the Raiders (197079), Oilers (1980-81) and Saints (1982-84). Nicknamed “Snake,” Stabler was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974. Stanfel was selected in the second round in 1951 by Detroit. In seven pro seasons, the final three with Washington, he was one of the NFL’s best blockers, making the 1950s All-Decade Team. He made four Pro Bowls. Voting for next year’s class will be held on Feb. 6 in San Francisco. US boxer Roy Jones Jr. asks Putin for Russian citizenship MOSCOW (AP) — American former world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russian citizenship over a cup of tea. Jones’ promoter told the R-Sport news agency two years ago that the boxer wanted a Russian passport. During Wednesday’s meeting, Putin wished Jones success doing business in Russia and the boxer responded that this would be easier if he had a Russian passport. Putin told him this would not be a problem if he planned to spend a significant part of his life in Russia. Their meeting took place in Crimea, which Russia annexed last year and where the 46-year-old boxer and rapper will take part in a show this weekend. Jones said he hoped sport could help “build a bridge” between the U.S. and Russia. (Continued on page B12) Beijing pollution awaits runners at worlds, like 2008 BEIJING (AP) — The drifting smoke from forest fires sometimes makes it difficult for marathoner Heather Lieberg to take a deep breath during her afternoon training runs in the hills of Montana. Even on days when the local advisory lists the air quality as “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” Lieberg is out there chugging away through the hazy and hot conditions. No better way to acclimate her body to what awaits in Beijing for the world championships. “I’ve literally trained when there’s ash falling on me, where they say ‘Do not go outside,’” said Lieberg, a 36-year-old from Helena. “My lungs are definitely ready.” Seven years after the Olympics sparked talk of a dramatic clean-up of pollution in Beijing, a milky haze still covers the city on most days and is expected to be there when the marathons take place — Saturday for the men, and Aug. 30 for the women. According to a recent study conducted by physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, 1.6 million people die each year in China from heart, lung and stroke-related problems due to polluted air. The statistic is a reminder that while the Olympics may serve to shed light on a host city’s environmental problems, they don’t necessarily solve them. With the 2022 Winter Olympics set to also take place in Beijing, the environment is likely to stay in the spotlight, in part because of plans to bring tons of artificial snow to the relatively dry mountains outside Beijing. It’s as true for Rio de Janeiro today as it was for Beijing in 2008, Athens in 2004, Sydney in 2000 or almost any other host, all of which have had their problems with air and/or water, said John Karamichas, author of the 2013 book “The Olympic Games and the Environment.” “All these issues were, in one way or another, addressed for the duration of the games,” Karamichas said. “Environmental legacy will depend on the post-event political processes.” An expert from the World Health Organization, Martin Taylor, said government figures have shown some improvements in Beijing’s air quality since the Olympics left town “but there is still some way to go before (it) meets international safe standards.” Competition conditions for the Olympic athletes have been at the forefront recently with the Rio Games less than a year away. An analysis commissioned by The Associated Press found viruses running rampant in Rio’s sewage-strewn water. The International Olympic Committee has made no plans to test for viruses, sticking with a plan to only monitor bacteria. Some swimmers have fallen ill after competing in the water, though the direct correlation between the water and the illness is difficult to make. Running in heavily polluted air carries some health risk because of particulates that can clog up passageways and increased ozone that mainly bothers people with asthma. It can also affect finely tuned athletes who operate at maximum lung capacity. In 2008, the marathon world record holder, asthma sufferer Haile Gebrselassie, said he wouldn’t run the race. “The pollution in China is a threat to my health,” he said. But he was an exception. And even though pollution readings distributed by the U.S. Embassy’s Beijing Air Quality Monitor frequently shows the air quality in the “unhealthy” range, the races at world championships will go on. Questions about if runners should wear masks for competition are resurfacing. Scientists think that would produce, at best, mixed results. The masks do filter out particulates but most elite runners are creatures of habit and not used to wearing them. Distance runner Galen Rupp won U.S. championships wearing a mask in 2011, but he had trained extensively with it, and it was used to filter out pollen, not pollution. “One can’t with a straight face say that it doesn’t do anything,” said Dr. Sverre Vedal, a health science professor at the University of Washington. “But one of the issues that comes up is the practicality of wearing a mask if you’re performing.” Last October, the Beijing Marathon began with thousands of participants wearing masks. The air quality reading that day was considered hazardous, and a level at which the U.S. Embassy says everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion. Big events such as the Olympics and world championships put authorities on timelines to mitigate the problems, at least temporarily. For the track meet, local organizers are following a model nicknamed “APEC Blue” — a Chinese government program that produced blue skies last November for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. This approach calls on nearby provinces to cut down on the amount of pollution drifting in from factories outside the city limits. Officials also will restrict the number of cars on the streets of Beijing starting Thursday, two days before the world championships begin. They took half the cars off the road each day starting a few weeks before the Olympics. A handful of athletes the AP interviewed said they’re heading to Beijing knowing they can’t do much about the pollution. “I’m running for only 12 seconds,” American hurdler David Oliver said. “Now, if I were a marathoner, maybe I’d pay more attention.” samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Page B11 New York Yankees’ Greg Bird, right, is greeted by third base coach Joe Espada (54) as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in New York. It was his second two-run home run of the (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) game and second overall major league home run. Braun is now Brewers’ homer leader in 8-7 win over Marlins MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun became the Brewers’ career home run leader with his 252nd home run and Khris Davis hit two home runs to help Milwaukee avoid a sweep with an 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Braun hit a 2-1 pitch from former Brewers starter Chris Narveson to lead off the sixth. Braun broke the tie with Hall of Famer Robin Yount with a blast off the railing of the second deck in right. Davis teed off on the first pitch from Marlins starter Tom Koehler (8-11) in the second for a two-run homer and then did it again in the third to tie the game at 5-5 with a three-run homer. It was his fourth multi-homer game this season and fifth of his career. Martin Maldonado put Milwaukee 7-6 ahead with a two-run single off Koehler. One batter later, Narveson relieved with the bases loaded, one out and stranded the three runners. YANKEES 4, TWINS 3 NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Greg Bird hit a pair of soaring two-run drives for his first major league homers, supporting an overpowering effort by Nathan Eovaldi and leading the Yankees to a victory over the Twins for a three-game sweep. Eovaldi (13-2) did not allow a baserunner until Chris Hermann singled with one out in the sixth. Topping 100 mph on the radar a handful of times, Eovaldi was touched for three runs in the inning when he lost command of his secondary pitches. In seven electric innings, Eovaldi gave up four hits and struck out eight. He walked three in improving to 8-0 in his last 11 starts since June 20. Dellin Betances pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save — first since July 1 — for the AL East leaders, winners of six of seven. Called up from Triple-A on Thursday, Bird has been in the lineup since replacing Mark Teixeira on the field Monday night after the switchhitter fouled a ball off his right shin. He connected twice off Ervin Santana (2-4), who fell to 0-8 in his last 11 starts against New York. CARDINALS 4, GIANTS 3 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina’s 100th career home run in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie for St. Louis. Molina added an RBI single in the first and rookie Stephen Piscotty homered in the third for St. Louis, which took two of three from the NL West-contending Giants. The Cardinals are 77-43 overall and 46-19 at home, both tops in the majors. Kevin Siegrist (5-0) allowed a walk in the eighth and Trevor Rosenthal earned his 38th save in 40 chances, striking out pinch-hitting pitcher Madison Bumgarner to end it. Siegrist won both of the games in the series and the Cardinals wrapped up a 6-3 homestand with three 2-1 series wins and have won six consecutive series overall. Molina led off the eighth by lining an 0-1 breaking ball from Hunter Strickland (2-3) for his fourth homer of the year. ANGELS 1, WHITE SOX 0 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Carlos Perez homered in the Angels’ third straight victory over the Chicago White Sox. Weaver (5-9) earned his first victory since May 30, striking out five without a walk in his third start back from a seven-week injury absence. The Angels’ longtime ace showed command and deception that made up for his velocity, and eventually left to a standing ovation. Perez delivered the game’s only run with his third homer of the season — and first since May 30 — in the sixth. The game ended after a 3 1/2-minute video review determined reliever Joe Smith had touched the bag while covering first base on a double play. Pinch-hitter Adam LaRoche initially was called safe. Jeff Samardzija (8-9) yielded eight hits over seven solid innings for the White Sox, who have lost five of six. ATHLETICS 5, DODGERS 2 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jesse Chavez struck out six over eight innings to win for just the second time in six starts, and the Athletics beat the National League West-leading Dodgers for a two-game sweep. Billy Burns hit a tying double for Oakland in the sixth then scored the go-ahead run on Danny Valencia’s double-play grounder two batters later. After the low-budget A’s won 5-4 in 10 innings Tuesday night, they beat baseball’s biggest spender again to win consecutive games following a seven-game skid on a recent road trip through Toronto and Baltimore. Back home in the East Bay, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer in the third, but that wasn’t enough as Los Angeles dropped back-to-back contests for the first time since Aug. 9-10. Chavez (7-12) threw a career-high 116 pitches RANGERS 7, MARINERS 2 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Holland won in his return from the disabled list, and Texas hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat the Mariners. Holland (1-1) scattered eight hits, struck out six and walked none over 6 1-3 innings. He was activated from the DL on Wednesday following a shoulder injury suffered in his season debut on April 10. Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus each had three RBIs and hit homers that sandwiched Mike Napoli’s 446-foot blast to center off Joe Beimel. Holland threw shutout ball until Mark Trumbo hit his 15th homer of the season — his sixth since joining Seattle — in the fifth. The Mariners (Continued on page B16) Page B12 samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 ➧ SPORTS SHORTS… Continued from page B10 Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, left, confers with starting quarterback Peyton Manning during drills at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Engle(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) wood, Colo. Injuries to Benjamin, Delmas mar the Dolphins-Panthers scrimmage SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Major injuries marred the first day of a joint practice between Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers on Wednesday. Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and Dolphins safety Louis Delmas both suffered torn ACLs, ending their seasons. The Dolphins have not announced the extent of Delmas’ injury, which occurred about 20 minutes after Benjamin went down. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that for the second time in less than 10 months he has torn the ACL in his right knee. The Panthers got the bad news on Benjamin later Wednesday. “Obviously, we feel awful for Kelvin,” general manager Dave Gettleman said in a press release. “He’s worked tremendously hard to put himself in a position to have a strong year. We’re confident he will attack his surgery and rehab with the same determination he has met all challenges before.” It’s a tremendous loss for the Panthers, who are looking to win their third straight NFC South title and make a deep run in the playoffs. Benjamin had developed into Carolina’s No. 1 receiver after setting franchise rookie records in 2014 with 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns. Panthers coach Ron Rivera was hopeful earlier in the day that that everything would be fine , saying Benjamin had a sprained knee. However, Benjamin was taken back to Charlotte, North Carolina where an MRI revealed the tear. Benjamin was running a one-on-one route against Dolphins safety Reshad Jones when he made a cut toward the sideline and his knee buckled. He crashed to the ground and screamed in pain as he grabbed for the knee. “He went to plant and make a swim move and without any contact just kind of went down,” Rivera said. “It was unfortunate and it’s one of those things that could have happened in any drill.” There didn’t appear to be any contact with the Dolphins defender on the play. Players from both teams gathered around Benjamin and took a knee. Trainers attended to Benjamin for about two minutes before quarterback and close friend Cam Newton helped him onto the cart. Carolina’s offense struggled some after Benjamin left the practice. Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. said he talked to Benjamin after practice and told him he has the support of the players in the locker room. “You’ve got to realize he’s our No. 1 guy,” Ginn said. “Not having your No. 1 guy on the practice field, it hurts you a little bit. I believe we have the guys behind him to step up and do whatever we need to do to fill the void right now.” Miami also will be once again looking for someone to replace Delmas, who first tore his ACL last December against Baltimore. Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery was nearby when Delmas went down and saw him wincing in pain. “I didn’t see exactly what happened, but I saw him down on the ground,” Cotchery said. “You saw the frustration from him and his teammates as well. I know he went down last year, too. That is a tough thing. This is what this game offers.” Other than the injuries, both coaches were pleased with the two-and-a-half hour practice. “I thought we got a ton of great work against a really good football team, so I’m really pleased,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. “I thought our players handled themselves very well and I’m happy.” Philbin and Rivera called players together in a large group on the field before practice and warned them about fighting. Then the two coaches split up, each manning drills on adjacent fields. Rivera oversaw the Panthers offense against the Dolphins defense, while Philbin watched the Dolphins offense against the Panthers defense. Both coaches had given one another authority to reprimand opposing players for fighting. The teams were able to hit — and at times they hit pretty hard — but there was no tackling allowed. “Our players have to continue to be professional and handle themselves the way they did today and I’m sure everything is going to be fine,” Philbin said. “... We came down here to compete and get better as a team, not to have barroom brawls.’ I don’t see it being an issue.” Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who looked sharp most of the day, saw a lot his team can take away from the joint practice. “They’re a good defense, they play fast and challenge us offensively,” Tannehill said. “We’re going to be better from it today. They brought a bunch of pressures that we haven’t seen in practice before, haven’t prepared for. So it’s going to be great for us to take a look at those on tape and be ready for it the next time.” Tim Duncan named NBA’s top teammate SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan has given up millions in salary to give the San Antonio Spurs the cap space needed to re-sign teammates and add players such as LaMarcus Aldridge. And Duncan has deferred offensively to teammates like Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard despite averaging 19.5 points over his 18-year career. He has made those sacrifices, both financial and statistical, in pursuit of championships, not individual awards. But the NBA gave him one anyway. Duncan’s peers awarded him the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award on Wednesday. In its third year, the award is voted upon by players from a candidate pool selected by past NBA stars. Duncan received 72 first-place votes. Vince Carter of the Memphis Grizzlies finished second and Atlanta’s Elton Brand finished third. Spurs center David Robinson accepted a lesser role with the team early in Duncan’s rookie season after San Antonio made the 6-foot-11 forward the No. 1 pick in the 1997 draft. The lessons the Hall of Fame center imparted that season have resounded with the entire organization, Duncan in particular. US women beat Costa Rica 7-2 in rainy exhibition CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Not even a thunderstorm could slow down the United States in the latest chapter of its Women’s World Cup victory tour. Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly each scored twice and the United States beat Costa Rica 7-2 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game that included an 83-minute weather delay. Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan also scored for the U.S. in its second friendly since winning the Women’s World Cup six weeks ago. The Americans beat Costa Rica 8-0 on Sunday in Pittsburgh. The U.S. was playing in Chattanooga a month after the July 16 attacks on two military facilities here that resulted in the deaths of four Marines and a sailor. U.S. players wore black armbands as they took the field, and a moment of silence was held before the game. The American Outlaws fan group broke into sustained applause in the fifth minute of the game to honor the five victims. U.S. team officials said the U.S. players plan to autograph the jerseys they’re wearing in the game and put them up for auction, with proceeds benefiting the Chattanooga Heroes Fund that supports families of those who were killed or wounded in the attacks. Ernie Els given Payne Stewart Award ATLANTA (AP) — Ernie Els has been chosen to receive the Payne Stewart Award. The announcement Wednesday came two days after Els had the grand opening for one of two buildings at The Els Center of Excellence in Florida. His youngest son, Ben, has autism. The South African star, a four-time major champion, has devoted a majority of his work off the course to the Els for Autism Foundation. The Learning Center at the school can handle 150 children ages 3 to 14. It has been designed to create a learning environment for children on the autism spectrum. Els will be honored Sept. 22 at the Tour Championship. The award began in 2000 to honor Stewart, who died in a plane crash four months after winning the 1999 U.S. Open. Gordon and Perryman sit out Chargers practice; status unclear SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers rookies Melvin Gordon and Denzel Perryman didn’t practice Wednesday, and coach Mike McCoy didn’t make it clear whether it was because of injuries or for rest. It’s believed Gordon, a running back from Wisconsin, has an ankle injury. “We’re going to give some guys some rest as time goes along. Some guys have little bumps and bruises as camp goes along,” said McCoy, who loathes discussing injuries. “We’re taking care of guys as we go and they’re going to grind it out when it’s their time to go. Some days we’ll say, ‘You’ve got to rest a little bit’ to get them healthy, or just to get their legs fresh, whatever that is. A number of different reasons.” McCoy declined to say whether Gordon will play Saturday night at Arizona. Pistorius release put on hold by SAfrican justice department JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two days before he was due to leave prison, Oscar Pistorius’ early release was suddenly put on hold Wednesday by South Africa’s Department of Justice, which sent his case back to a parole board. It was unclear when the board would be able to meet again, justice department spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga said, but it was unlikely a new decision could be made by Friday’s initially planned release date. Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic runner, is serving a five-year sentence for manslaughter for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. He was eligible to be moved from jail to house arrest after serving one-sixth of that sentence, or 10 months, which is up on Friday. Wednesday would also have been Steenkamp’s 32nd birthday, and her parents earlier held a beachside ceremony in their hometown of Port Elizabeth on South Africa’s south coast. In blocking Pistorius’ release, the justice department said he was approved for home correctional supervision by parole officials in June, only eight months into his sentence. 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We repair roof, painting, chain link fence, rockwall, tile work & plaster. Call 733-5472 now. [08/24] YARD SALE GARAGE SALE GREAT DEALS, clothes and furnitures. Cement road next to Paea store in Nu’uuli. Call 699-4331 for directions. [08/21] more info. [08/20] 20th at McDonalds in Tafuna at 5pm. Pls call Magdalene at 258-3230 for more info. [08/20] TAMA MA TEINE TUAI O LE VASEGA 1989 LHS, o le a faia se tatou fonotaga taua lava i le Aso Tofi, Aokuso 20 i le fale’aiga a le McDonalds i Tafuna, ile 5 i le afiafi. Mo ni fesili, faafeso’ota’i Magdalene i le 258-3230. [08/20] SAMOAN SAINTS ORGANIZATION Roadside Clean Up on the 21st and 29th of this month until the end of the year. All are welcomed. Meet infront of Lupelele Elementary School, 5:30pm, rain or shine. Do it for our beautiful island. Contact Jay @ 254-0651 for more info. URGENT HOMES NEEDED FOR ADULT DOGS being trapped at Lyons Park!! Majority of adult dogs trapped are healthy &very friendly but will be humanly euthanized if no one claims them after 48 hours of being held. PLEASE HELP! Call Mona at 258-4116 or 699-9445. FEASDAT Families for Effective Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness & Treatment (addressing behavioral & autistic disorders) Join our monthly social encounters & learn ways to help your loved one. (Samoan) 252-9278 (English)731-3959 (Filipino) 6331222 ext 526 GROUP SUPPORT HANNAH to rebuild strength, to restore wisdom & understanding & working together side by side to overcome any obstacle, please call and join us. Pua 770-6938 or 633-2855 SURVIVORS TAKING ACTION THROUGH SHARING Meeting every Saturday. Open Fellowship, everyone welcome @ Lion’s office by Showers of Blessing. Elizabeth 7702504 or 699-0272 (Victiims of Violence) ASOA General Meetings. Will be held each month on the 3rd Friday at 10am at ASOA Center in Tafuna on Tasi St. All seniors welcome. Questions, call 699-1131 WHEELCHAIRS Old, Battered or Banged up. Pls donate, in any condition to ASOA so we may be able to help someone in need. Call Marysita 770-1838 or 699-1131 SCUBA FISHING BAN It is unlawful to possess any spear while using SCUBA. Marine & Wildlife Resources. 633-4458 / 252-0445. WOMENS HOSPITAL AUXILIARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS of all ages to help in the Fale. Support your hospital, donate your free time by calling 633-1222 Ext. 199. All proceeds from Fale sales donated to purchase equipment for LBJ.[till] HUNTING BAN ON WILD BIRDS & BATS is still in effect - it is unlawful to kill or hunt wild birds & bats. Dept. of Marine & Wildlife 633-4458 / 252-0445 VETERANS A.A. MEETING Every Thur. 2:30-3:30pm V.A. Clinic (next to PX) More info Tisha, VA Clinic 699-3730. ASCADSV (AS Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence) invites you to talk to us on two TALK LINES 254-talk and 258-talk about anything you want to speak out about. Anything at all. Talanoa mai. USED MOTOR OIL? Take it to a LUBE CUBE. Drop off used motor oil at a service station near you. Protect the land, protect our drinking water. ASEPA 633-2304. HURTING? ABUSED? Free peer-to-peer teen counseling at Teen Challenge for peer pressure, suicide prevention, drug & alcohol prevention. TC open Mon-Thurs 9am4pm & Fri 9am-noon. 699-2635/2636 Teen Hope 699-2641 FEELING DOWN and like there is no one to talk to? Contact Catholic Social Services, 8 am - 4 pm, 699-5683 or 699-6611, after hours 258-6302. Where someone is there to listen. samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Page B14 Universal Crossword Thursday, August 20, 2015 Edited by Timothy E. Parker August 20, 2015 ACROSS 1 City of pilgrimages 6 Superlative suffixes 10 “I need it yesterday!” letters 14 Improvise verbally 15 Ostrich’s look-alike 16 Small coin 17 Foreign monetary unit 19 “How clumsy of me!” 20 Go astray biblically 21 Study all night 22 Noted Italian tenor 24 Implore 26 Fancy watch 27 One way to get out of prison 29 Broad scarf 32 Word in some magazine titles 35 Burden 37 Abbr. on a clothing reject tag 38 Pastoral verse (Abbr.) 39 Firebug’s crime 41 Needle case 42 Sleep stage, initially 43 Sad color 44 “Because ___!” (parental explanation) 46 Cushy course 8/20 48 Clear soups 50 Ships’ bottoms 52 Fashionable apparel brand 56 Shangri-La 58 Separate into groups 59 Trinity third 60 Baseball field cover 61 Welcoming facial feature 64 Play opener 65 Blackthorn fruit 66 Express verbally 67 It may go to blazes 68 NYC wagering parlors, once 69 Monetary unit of India DOWN 1 Billiards stroke 2 Reagan attorney general Meese 3 Mr. Eastwood 4 USSR successor 5 Inflamed swelling 6 Book mistakes 7 Fake pillow cover? 8 Number to count up to 9 Vanzetti’s partner in anarchy 10 Thinks the world of 11 Port in Iowa 12 Rock blasters 13 Cuban bread? 18 Geometric figure with a repeating pattern 23 “Sorry to say ...” 25 Angler’s need 26 Truckee stop? 28 Tough riddle 30 “It’s either them ___” 31 Small musical group 32 Desperate 33 Result of brainstorming 34 Athletic wear 36 Indivisible 40 Gives a massage 41 Where the sun comes up 43 Island east of Java 45 Quits yapping 47 Stereotypical Beemer driver 49 Words before “toes” or “best behavior” 51 Cowboy’s apparatus 53 “Lord, ___?” (Last Supper question) 54 Natalie and Nat King 55 The end of ___ (legend’s retirement) 56 Provo’s place 57 Mexican fare 58 Nose-in-theair type 62 To the max, for short 63 N.Y. transit org PREVIOUS PUZZLE ANSWER 8/19 © 2015 Universal Uclick www.upuzzles.com NAMING NAMES By Hank Dellman Happy Birthday: Don’t let yourself be aggravated by the little things people around you do. Take your time to figure out what’s actually going on. It’s important to let everyone do his or her own thing if you don’t want others to meddle in your own affairs. Keep your personal life a secret and focus on self-improvements rather than trying to change others. Your numbers are 7, 11, 19, 23, 31, 37, 41. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Have some fun. Now is not the time to sulk over what you don’t have when you should be thankful and enjoying what you do. Being positive will invite a lot more opportunities your way. Share your ideas in an entertaining fashion. ✸✸✸ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Spend time with the people who can help you advance. You have some good ideas that need to be shared if you want to be successful. You will ease financial pressure if you find a new way to use your talents. ✸✸✸ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take on the physical chores that need to be completed and you will impress others and live up to the promises you’ve made to your loved ones. Put aside time to spend with someone special. A positive personal change is in the stars. ✸✸✸✸✸ CANCER (June 21-July 22): The best way to deal with the pressure that someone puts on you is by taking care of your end of the deal. Don’t let emotions slow your progress or make you look bad. ✸✸ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The more you collaborate, the more you will learn, grow and advance. Your ability to make others feel important will help you move into a leadership position. Your suggestions and solutions will set you apart from the competition. ✸✸✸✸ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A business trip or discussions with potential collaborators can help you get things accomplished faster and more efficiently. Take care of institutional matters and stick to proper protocol to avoid setbacks. ✸✸✸ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Try to learn from past experiences in order to help you navigate the challenges you are currently facing. Stay focused on the important projects you have started, but put time aside to enjoy the company of someone you love. ✸✸✸ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep an eye on the people you are dealing with. Someone will try to make you look bad. Don’t get angry when doing your job superbly is your ticket to overcoming the jealousy of others. Choose intelligence and diplomacy over revenge. ✸✸✸ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Learn from the mistakes made by others. Put more effort into raising your standards or improving your domestic situation. Planning a getaway for two will add spice to your life and encourage a happier future. Make love a priority. ✸✸✸ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be ready to take advantage of an opportunity. There is money to be made and gains that will lead to a more affluent lifestyle. Don’t let impulsive behavior take over. It’s your perfect sense of timing that will bring you success. ✸✸✸✸ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Share your thoughts, concerns and ideas with someone who can help you improve your earning potential. Look at the big picture and take into consideration all the different ways you can put your skills to better use. Don’t sell yourself short. ✸✸ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A couple of subtle changes will do you good. Discuss your plans with someone you look up to or who your decisions will affect. Set your plans in motion in order to put the past behind you. ✸✸✸✸✸ Birthday Baby: You are relentless, forceful and focused. You are an engaging leader. Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren TEENAGE BOYS NEED RELIABLE ADVICE ABOUT CONTRACEPTION DEAR ABBY: In my family alone, three young women have -- by their own admission -- gotten pregnant on purpose to get their boyfriends to marry and support them. None of these marriages worked out. The horrible relationships were and still are hurtful and damaging, not only to the children, but also to the rest of the family. I’m aware of several other women who have admitted to entrapping their baby daddy by “forgetting to take their pills,” so I know this isn’t just happening in my family. Contraceptive measures for boys are limited and fallible, and I am concerned. My nephews’ mother entrapped their now-absent father, so I doubt she’ll mention this to them. How and when does a relative talk to soon-to-be teen boys about entrapment? -- ANONYMOUS RELATIVE DEAR RELATIVE: The subject of contraception should be part of an ongoing, age-appropriate conversation about sex and reproduction. Boys and girls mature physically earlier than they did decades ago, and because of the Internet they are often exposed to a wide variety of information. I do think a warning is in order because of your regrettable family situation. However, you should be aware that no law dictates that a man “has” to marry a woman (or girl) he has gotten pregnant. If a paternity test proves he is the father of the baby, he IS required to support his child until the child is no longer a minor. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DEAR ABBY: My widowed mother-in-law began dating a man a few months ago. My husband and I are happy for her because he seems to be a good person. She really seems to enjoy spending time with him. We live in Michigan and she lives in South Carolina. She told me she has asked him to come with her the next time she visits us. I have no problem with this, but I do not want them to share a room in my home because they’re not married. I have boys who are 10 and 13, and I think it would send the wrong message. Yes, I know I’m old-fashioned. Talk about role reversal! How do I handle this? -- STICKING TO IT DEAR STICKING TO IT: Handle it by offering to make reservations for your mother-in-law and her gentleman friend at a nearby hotel or motel. And if she asks you why, explain it to her as you explained it to me. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DEAR ABBY: I have neighbors whose house I go to in order to see pay-per-view fights. I split the cost of the fights and food with them. The problem is, if anyone else comes over, they don’t pitch in. Also, they eat the food I just paid half of. Another issue is I eat for one and they eat for five, yet we split the cost down the middle. How do I resolve this? -- SHORT END OF THE DEAL IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SHORT END: You could try duking it out, but the most effective way would be for you to discuss it with your neighbors, because I agree what’s happening doesn’t seem fair to you. samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Page B15 Page B16 samoa news, Thursday, August 20, 2015 C M Y K C M Y K Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting a walk-off RBI in the 13th inning of a baseball game to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) ➧ Major League Baseball Roundup… loaded the bases on three straight singles in the sixth but scored just one run. Seattle left-hander Mike Montgomery (4-6) allowed three runs and five base runners in the first, but shut out Texas over the next five innings. PADRES 3, BRAVES 2 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs, and Tyson Ross pitch six solid innings as the Padres beat the Braves to complete a three-game sweep. Solarte, who had three hits, homered in the sixth and added a run-scoring double in the seventh. In the seventh, Melvin Upton Jr. singled off Matt Marksberry (0-2), stole second and advanced to third on Clint Barmes’ groundout. Austin Hedges followed with a double to left-center field, scoring Upton for a 2-1 lead. Ross pitched six innings, allowing a run on six hits. He walked three and struck out five. Shawn Kelley (2-2) got the win after striking out the side in the seventh. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 35th save in 37 chances. Atlanta’s Julio Teheran allowed a run and struck out seven over six innings. It was only the Padres’ second three-game sweep of the season. ORIOLES 5, METS 4 BALTIMORE (AP) — Henry Urrutia broke a ninth-inning tie with his first major league home run, and Baltimore ended a nine-game losing streak against the Mets. Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones also homered for the Orioles, who hadn’t defeated the Mets since June 18, 2009. Baltimore rallied from 3-1 and 4-3 deficits before Urrutia led off the ninth with a drive into the seats in left field off Carlos Torres (4-5). That gave the Orioles a split of the two-game series and their fifth win in six games. Zach Britton (4-0) worked the ninth for Baltimore. Daniel Murphy and Wilmer Flores both homered and had two RBIs for the first-place Mets, who have lost four of five. PHILLIES 7, BLUE JAYS 3 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie Aaron Altherr homered, doubled and drove in three runs and Adam Morgan pitched seven strong innings for Philadelphia. Jeff Francoeur and Andres Blanco also homered for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Chase Utley was not in the starting lineup but was in uniform in the Phillies dugout. The Dodgers and Philadelphia announced a deal after the game that had the six-time All-Star second baseman going to Dodgers for two minor leaguers. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the wild-card leading Blue Jays, who fell two games behind the firstplace New York Yankees in the AL East. Toronto lost for just the fourth time in its last 20 games. Mark Buehrle (13-6) had his shortest outing of the season, giving up four runs and seven hits in four innings. Morgan (4-4) surrendered two runs and five hits while striking out three without a walk in seven innings. Ken Giles pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save in 11 chances. ROYALS 4, REDS 3 CINCINNATI (AP) — Lorenzo Cain had a tiebreaking RBI single in the second inning, Ben Zobrist had four hits, and Kansas City benefited from a Cincinnati baserunning gaffe to complete a two-game sweep. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie left in the fifth with the 4-3 lead and the bases loaded and one out. Luke Hochevar (1-0) got Jay Bruce to pop up along the first base line. Bruce was out under the infield fly rule, but Jason Bourgeois tried to score when the ball dropped, and Hochevar threw to catcher Drew Butera, who easily tagged out Bourgeois to end the inning. Ryan Madson and Kelvin Herrera each turned in one scoreless relief inning before Wade Davis pitched the ninth for his 10th save. Zobrist had his eighth career four-hit game as the Royals completed a sweep of the four-game season series with Cincinnati. The Royals have won five straight and the Reds have lost five straight. Keyvius Sampson (2-2) gave up the four runs and nine hits in 3 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out two in his fourth career start. PIRATES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — J.A. Happ allowed two hits in six shutout innings for Pittsburgh. Happ (5-7), acquired at the trade deadline from Seattle, struck out three and walked two to earn his first National League victory in more than three years. Sean Rodriguez had three hits and an RBI for the Pirates. Starling Marte added two hits and Gregory Polanco chipped in an RBI single off Robbie Ray (3-9). Mark Melancon struck out three straight batters in the ninth for his 38th save. Pittsburgh improved to 16-3 against teams from the NL West and is 57-31 since May 9, the best record in the majors. Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI single in the ninth for Arizona but A.J. Pollock, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and David Peralta whiffed against Melancon while representing the tying run. The Pirates needed 15 innings to shake the Diamondbacks in a 5-hour, 11-minute marathon on Tuesday night. TIGERS 15, CUBS 8 CHICAGO (AP) — Pitcher Daniel Norris homered in his first career plate appearance, Nick Castellanos went deep twice, one a grand slam, and Detroit pounded Jon Lester. The Tigers set season highs in runs and hits (21) and tied one with five homers — three off Lester. It was the second time this season they reached double digits in scoring in consecutive games, after winning 10-8 on Tuesday. The Cubs dropped their third straight after winning nine in a row and 15 of 16, with Lester (8-9) making his earliest exit of the season. Norris became the 19th pitcher and first since 2011 to homer in his first major league at-bat, according to STATS, when he lined a two-run drive in the second inning. Norris left the game in the fifth because of a strained right oblique. Continued from page B11 Castellanos drove in a career-high five runs and tied one with four hits. He recorded the first multihomer game of his career with a leadoff drive in the second and the grand slam that made it 7-0 in the third. J.D. Martinez hit his 32nd homer. Rajai Davis went deep, and reliever Neftali Feliz (3-3) got the win in a game that lasted 3 hours, 48 minutes. RED SOX 6, INDIANS 4 BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz hit his 492nd career homer, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Hanigan connected on consecutive pitches, and Joe Kelly went six strong innings for Boston. Travis Shaw also homered following Ortiz’s solo shot for the Red Sox, who have won four of six. Boston’s homers all came off Corey Kluber (8-13), last season’s AL Cy Young Award winner. Yan Gomes hit a three-run shot for the Indians, who have lost four of five. Kelly (6-6) gave up one unearned run and five hits, striking out three and walking three to win his fourth straight start. Junichi Tazawa worked the ninth for his first save. ASTROS 3, RAYS 2, 13 innings HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Carlos Correa homered and his RBI single in the 13th inning gave Houston the win. Colby Rasmus walked with one out in the 13th and advanced to third on a single by Jose Altuve off Matt Andriese (3-3), who was called up from TripleA Durham. Correa’s grounder to right field with two outs in the inning scored Rasmus to give Houston the victory. It was the second straight extra-inning win for the Astros who beat the Rays 3-2 on Tuesday night on a homer by Marwin Gonzalez in the 10th. Josh Fields (4-1) got the last two outs of the 13th for the win. The Astros tied it 2-2 on a single by Evan Gattis off All-Star closer Brad Boxberger with one out in the ninth. NATIONALS 4, ROCKIES 1 DENVER (AP) — Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings and Jayson Werth hit a tiebreaking triple in the eighth for Washington. Strasburg (7-6) allowed two hits, struck out five and didn’t walk a batter in his third straight solid start since coming off the disabled list. Since returning to the rotation on Aug. 8, the righthander has allowed three earned runs, struck out 25 in 20 innings and lowered his ERA from 5.16 to 4.22. The Nationals tied it in the seventh when reliever Gonzalez Germen allowed a two-out double to Bryce Harper and walked two straight to load the bases. Germen then threw a wild pitch to Ryan Zimmerman and Harper scored easily to tie it at 1. Washington again mounted a two-out rally off Rafael Betancourt (2-4) in the eighth. Wilson Ramos singled, pinch-hitter Clint Robinson walked and Werth lined a triple over the glove of right fielder Carlos Gonzalez to make it 3-1. Werth finished with two hits. Zimmerman added an RBI single in the ninth and Jonathan Papelbon got the final three outs for his 20th save and third with Washington.