GAOTEOTE: E le Governor updates Fono Lots of big names fa’alevaleva aso tagata on Manu’a and Swains still on NFL’s e le ‘ava tama atunu’u 2 transportation options 3 unemployment line B1 PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA Saturday, July 19, 2014 $1.00 ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Fa’afetai Manu’atele i le faigamalo a Lolo ma Lemanu Tusia: Fili Sagapolutele C M Y K O nisi o le au fai fa’atoaga i Manu’a ma fua o faatoaga, i le fa’aaliga o fua o faaeleeleaga i le Manu’atele sa faia i le malae o le aoga maualuga i Manu’a i le aso Lua. O se tasi lea o vaega o le fa’amanatuina o le fu’a a Manu’a i lenei tausaga, e ui lava e leai se polokalama tele mo le 2014 ua [ata: Agriculture Dept/ASG] na o le sisi ina o le fu’a i Ta’u. DBAS files 1602 civil suites by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa News Reporter C M Y K The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) has filed their latest civil suit with the High Court against one of its customers who failed to comply with conditions of the section 1602 housing program contract. To date there are a total of 12 civil cases, including the new one against Eddie and Bernadette Fruean. According to the court documents, in December 2010 the Frueans were awarded an $85,000 section 1602 grant. According to court filings, the defendants failed to comply with the US Department of Treasury rules, pursuant to federal law and policies allowed under construction of 1602 projects in American Samoa to be completed and placed in service no later than December 31, 2012. DBAS is seeking to recapture the full amount, which will then be forwarded to the US Treasury. Court filings say that on November 26, 2013 DBAS served a notice of dispute and demand for repayments and the Frueans did not respond or resolve the dispute. On April 15, 2014 DBAS conducted an inspection of the project and the inspection revealed that the project was incomplete. Another inspection was conducted in May 2014 showing the project remained incomplete and as of June 10, 2014 DBAS had not received a Certificate of Occupancy issued by the Department of Public Works. DBAS is asking for the High Court find that each defendant is in breach of his or her agreement. It is also seeking judgment against the defendants and in favor of DBAS for the full amount of the section 1602 grant award plus judgment and post judgment interest and any other amount in accordance with the US Treasury guidelines to be determined at trial. DBAS is also asking the court for a judicial order to foreclose on the mortgage or security. It also seeks that amounts paid by defendants to DBAS as a result of the monetary judgment, or proceeds from a judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure sale, except attorney fees and costs, shall be forwarded to the US Treasury. In a letter dated November 26, 2013 sent to the Frueans, the DBAS pointed out that they are non-complaint because of one or more of the following reasons: • construction of the entire 1602 affordable housing project is not complete or there is no certificate of occupancy for all of the 1602 units; • at least 40% of the 1602 units are not being leased to qualified low-income tenants; • incomplete repairs of physical defects or building code violations; and • the owners are occupying one of the units and are not low-income tenants. According to the letter DBAS warned the Frueans that they will pursue any and all of its legal and equitable remedies against them. Buckle up & CRASHES Save a Life! LOCAL HIGHWAYS 01-01-14 to date 515 I le avea ai o ia ma sui o le Manu’atele, sa tuuina atu ai le fa’afetai a le afioga ia Misaalefua Hudson, Kovana Itumalo o Manu’a, i le faigamalo mo le tele o mea lelei ua faia mo e itumalo i le tausaga ua fano ae maise ai lenei tausaga, pe a faatusatusa i isi faigamalo ua te’a. O le saunoga a Misaalefua e tali atu ai i le saunoaga a le afioga i le Lutena Kovana ia Lemanu Peleti Mauga i le aso Lulu i le fa’amanatuina o le fu’a a Manu’a, e atoa i ai le 110 tausaga talu ona tuuina atu the Manu’atele i le malo o le Iunaite Setete i se feagaiga na sainia ma Tuimanu’a. O le polokalama o le fu’a o lenei tausaga, e pei ona fa’asalalauina e le KVZK-TV i le po o le aso Tofi o le vaiaso lenei, e leai ni fa’afiafiaga, vagana ai nisi o saunoaga faapea ma le sisiina o fu’a i le sauniga sa faia i Ta’u. Saunoa ia Lemanu e faapea, o le fa’amanatuina o le 110 tausaga o le tuuina atu o le Manu’atele i le malo o le Iunaite Setete, o le “faataunuuga lea o moomooga o tatou tuaa”, i lalo o se feagaiga ma se malo e manuia ai Manu’a ma Tutuila “ma ia maua so tatou lumana’i manuia.” Sa ia taua foi faapea, e tele fa’amanuiga ua maua mai i lenei feagaiga ma Amerika sa osia ia Iulai 14, 1904, “lea ua tatou se’ei ai nei”. O le lu’itau mo Manu’a sa saunoa i ai Lemanu, “ia fai so tatou sao mo tupulaga fai ‘ae [ina ia] latou maua foi le suamalie o le su su ma le meli e pei ona tatou se’e ai nei i ma’a o malie”. Sa toe fa’ataga’i e Lemanu le mamalu o le aofia i le saunoaga a Peter Gurr, sui faatonu o le Matagaluega o Faatoaga, sa faia i le aso Lua i le fa’aaliga o fua o faatoaga sa faafoeina e le Mataluega o Fa’atoaga. “Fai mai le saunoaga a le sui faatonu, ‘ua tagi le eleele’. Ese le manaia o ia upu. E ui lava o le saunoga a le sui faatonu na faaautu faapea ma o le tali o le faamaliega o le eleele i lona faaaogaina aua le totoina o fua o faaeleelega, ae ou te ta’utino atu...o le tala mo’i a le lava le soli palapala - tulou - o le pogai o le auga tupulaga lenei a tatou, ina ua le tepa taula’i le tatou tupulaga i le lumana’i o alo ma fanau,” o upu ia a Lemanu. “Aua a le faia so tatou sao, e pei foi ona moemiti o tatou tuaa i so tatou manuia aua le aluau i luma o Samoa atoa, tatou te le mafai ona faamalie le eleele,” o se isi vaega lea o le saunoaga a Lemanu. “Tautuana le Manuatele, ia faamuamua ou tagata.” Sa faailoa e Lemanu i le mamalu o le Manu’atele o lo’o momoli mai alofaga o le afioga i le kovana, le tofa i le toto ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga, lea o lo’o i Hawai’i i le taimi lenei mo ana talavai ona o lona gasegase. I le saunoaga a Misaalefua sa ia taua ai e faapea o le 6 ai nei o tausaga talu ona avea o ia ma kovana itumalo o Manu’a ma ia “momoli atu ai le faafetai” i le malo ona o le manatua pea ma faamamalu le aso o le fu’a a Manu’a. Saunoa ia Misaalefua e faapea, “o le tatou malo, le malo a Amerika Samoa, o Tutuila ma Manu’a. A o le tele o tausaga ua mavae atu, o a lava mea ua maua e le malo, a fai le faasoa ma a i ai se mea e totoe, ona manatua lea o Manu’a.” “A leai se mea e totoe ona fa’aalualu ai lea faapea. A ou faaleo atu la i tausaga ua mavae le tagisia a nai o matou tagata, ona faatetele ina ai lea o le itagia o o matou tagata, ma faagalo ai lava o mea o loo matou tagi atu ai i le faigamalo,” o le saunoaga lea a Misaalefua. “Ae o le tausaga ua mavae atu ae maise o lenei tausaga, ua le uma la matou faafetai, faafetai lava, ona o le faigamalo o loo i ai nei, lea ua taumafai e faatutusa le faasoaga o le tatou faigamalo,” o a Misaalefua lea. “O a ni mea e maua e le malo, o a ni mea o loo faia i Tutuila, o lea ua faatupu foi i Manua.” Saunoa foi Misaalefua ua molimauina e Manu’a “le tele o mea eseese...mo o matou tagata. E ui e le’i atoa mai mea, a ua matou mautinoa ua amata ona faatino, ae maise faigamalaga i le va o Tutuila ma Manu’a, ua le o toe mamao ni aso ona matou maua lea o le fiafiaga, o le mafai ona o atu ma o mai.” Mo le itumalo, “lea ua tatou vaai i tulaga ua i ai faamanuiaga ua tatou maua. O le faatalosaga atu, tali sapaia, faafetaia, ma galue ma le faamaoni, ina ia ave ave ai pea i luma ia faamanuiaga,” o upu faaiu ia a Misaalefua. FATALITIES LOCAL HIGHWAYS 01-01-14 to date 2 office of highway safety NEWS IN BRIEF Page 2 samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Executions rise worldwide in 2013 MILAN (AP) — The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group. The organization Hands off Cain, based in Rome, said Friday that at least 4,106 people were executed in 2013, up from 3,967 in 2012, due to increases in Iran, which recorded the highest number of executions in 15 years, and Iraq, which had the highest number since the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein. China remains the world’s top executioner, with more than 3,000 executions carried out last year, about equal to 2012. Still, the report noted that executions in China have halved since 2007 -- largely due to a legal reform requiring a high court review of death penalty sentences. Hands off Cain said 12 states were considered to have abolished the death penalty in 2013 or so far in 2014, either through a moratorium or de facto by not carrying out an execution in a decade. Emma Bonino, one of the group’s founders and a former Italian foreign minister, expressed concern about hundreds of death sentences that have been imposed this year against supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt, though still pending legal appeals. “The fact that there are hundreds sentenced to death after completely summary trials does not help,” Bonino said by telephone from Rome. In the United States, the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma last April has helped galvanize public opinion against capital punishment, Bonino said. Robber who hit same bank, teller twice sentenced BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 24-year-old man who a month after being released from prison for a bank robbery held up the same bank and teller has been sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars. Joshua James Driskell was arrested for robbing a Key Bank branch in Bremerton, Washington in October. He had just completed his prison sentence for the 2010 robbery. The Kitsap Sun says court documents show Driskell went into the bank on Oct. 23 and gave the teller a note demanding $10,000. A detective recognized him from security footage, and the teller gave police a partial license plate number of the getaway vehicle. Driskell told police he spent some of the $2,000 he got from the robbery on marijuana. He was sentenced last week to 129 months in prison. German church exits spike amid bling bishop furor BERLIN (AP) — The German Bishops’ Conference says the number of Germans leaving the Roman Catholic church jumped sharply last year, an apparent result of an uproar over a bishop’s lavish new residence. The conference said Friday that 178,805 people formally left the church in 2013, compared with 118,335 the previous year. The figure was just short of the 181,000 people who quit the church in 2010 amid a scandal over sexual abuse by clergy. Pope Francis permanently removed Franz-Peter Tebartzvan Elst as Limburg bishop in March, months after an outcry erupted over his residence’s 31 million-euro ($42-million) price tag. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who heads the bishops’ conference, said “the second half of 2013 evidently led to a loss of confidence and credibility.” Germany’s Catholic church had nearly 24.2 million members last year. TSA screener: Man had ‘artfully concealed knife’ DETROIT (AP) — A man arrested after Detroit airport security agents found a knife inside a shoe in his carryon luggage told police he believed he wasn’t breaking the law because the weapon had already passed through screening at an airport in Alabama, according to an investigative report. The 38-year-old man’s statement is contained in a Wayne County airport police report obtained by The Associated Press via a Freedom of Information Act request. An X-ray operator for the Transportation Security Administration noticed the knife during an initial screening July 6 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, the report said. 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That TSA screener said in a written statement that he discovered the “artfully concealed knife” in the lining of the left shoe. The passenger said “he was told that if he put the knife under the insole that it would not be seen on the X-ray,” the TSA agent wrote. The man told police the stainless steel Kershaw folding knife, similarly concealed, had not been “discovered or confiscated by the TSA” at the airport in Huntsville, Alabama, three days earlier. As a result, police said, the man said he “did not think it was a criminal violation of law to have the knife in his luggage.” Rare blue-colored Police: Fla father beats accused child abuser DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-yearold man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son. Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said “my foot and my fist.” The father has not been charged with any crime. When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the father — who was not identified by police — told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy. Frolander is charged with sexual battery on a child under 12. W.Va. reporter heard backfiring truck, not gunfire BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a West Virginia reporter who ducked for cover after she heard gunfire at the scene of a killing actually heard an aging pickup truck backfire. Beckley police detective Morgan Bragg said Friday the driver of the truck was passing by the crime scene on Monday when his vehicle backfired, as he said it is prone to do. WVVA-TV says reporter Annie Moore was recording video when she believed someone in a passing vehicle fired a shot at her. She took cover behind a station vehicle. Moore wasn’t alone. Bragg tells media outlets officers on (Continued on page 5) GAOTEOTE: E le fa’alevaleva aso tagata e le ‘ava tama atunu’u tusia Ausage Fausia Na pei e fa’aataata lafoga saunoaga ma lafoga a afioga i Senatoa i le aso Gafua na te’a nei, ina ua maua le avanoa e felafolafoa’i ai tama o le atunu’u i le taua o le usita’i o tagata uma i le tulafono, atoa ai ma le tagata na te fa’autagia fautuaga a tama o le atunu’u. Saunoa le peresetene o le Senate ia Gaoteote Palaie Tofau e fa’apea, e le mafai ona sese upu a le Tusi Paia e fa’atatau i le tagata e ‘ava i lona tama ma lona tina. “Fai mai le Tusi Paia, so o se tagata e ava i lona tama ma lona tina, e fa’alevaleva ona aso e ola ai i le eleele, lona uiga lava, o le tagata na te le faautagia mai fautuaga a tama o le atunuu, e le fa’alavelave aso o lona olaga”, o le saunoaga lea a Gaoteote na alu ai le tali e a afioga i senatoa. “Ou te iloa o a outou saunoaga ia sa lafo i si Teutupe ua mafua ai ona mamafatu i lona finagalo mea sa atugalu i ai a outou afioaga, se fa’amolemole sei tau faamama mai a outou saunoaga ma le mamafatu i le atunuu”, o le isi lea saunoaga a Gaoteote. Ae na saunoa le afioga i le senetoa ia Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono e fa’apea, e taua tele le amanaia e so o se molimau o ni fautuaga e fautua atu ai tama o le atunuu, aua o le maota maualuga o lo o taoto ai le tofa ma le faautautaga loloto mai tapaau ma faasuaga o le atunuu. Ae na saunoa le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Galea’i Tu’ufuli e fa’apea, e taua tele i so o se tagata ona usita’i i le fautuaga e tuu atu i ai. “Tusa lava po o ai oe, afai loa e tuu atu se fautuaga e se tagata matua po o se taitai ia te ia, o lou tiute o le usita’i ma fa’aaoga le fautuaga, ae aua e te le usita’i”, o le saunoaga lea a Galea’i. O se tasi o mataupu na matua vavao ai le senate ma le Teutupe a le malo ua tuumalo, o le mataupu i tupe a le malo, aemaise lava i tupe o lo o totogi atu i le falema’i, lea sa fesiligia e le maota pe aisea ua taofi ai e le malo ae le totogi sa’o tupe i le falema’i e pei ona fai mai ai le tulafono. Ua sauni le senate e galulue ma le sui teutupe o lo o i ai nei mo le faamautuina o tulaga uma e faatatau i tupe a le malo e tatau ona totogi atu i le falema’i o le LBJ. Governor updates Fono on Manu’a and Swains transportation options by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent The new government owned catamaran purchased to provide transport between the Manu’a islands is now expected to arrive later this month, while efforts are ongoing to secure a second larger vessel for ocean transportation between Tutuila and the Manu’a islands. This was the update provided by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his fiscal year 2015 budget cover letter to the Fono leaders this week. The governor shared with the Fono an update on transportation services for the Manu’a islands, when he discussed economic development for the island group. “Our efforts to develop the Manu’a Islands are progressing well with many of the government agencies now having physical presence on Ta’u and Ofu,” he wrote. “The small vessel servicing Ta’u and Ofu will arrive on the 29th of this month,” he said referring to the catamaran built by Armstrong Marine, based in Washington State, for a contract amount of $802,944. The vessel that was initially scheduled to arrive in the territory just in time for this year’s Manu’a Cession Day on July 16 was delayed. The boat can carry about 25 passengers. Boat speed is about 20-25 knots and in good weather, a trip from Ofu to Faleasao (on Ta’u island) would take about 15 minutes. In his budget letter, Lolo said a bigger vessel to supplement ocean transportation service between Tutuila, Ta’u, and Ofu is expected to be operational by the end of 2015. Lolo didn’t provide any other details about this vessel, but Samoa News understands that it will cost around $5 million and Lolo has submitted revisions to the U.S. Department of Interior for approval to FYs 2014 and 2015 allocations to ASG’s capital improvement project funding, which includes just over $3 million towards the cost of the boat. (See Samoa News edition July 17 for more details) As to air transportation, Lolo told Fono leaders that air transport is “marred by the multitude” of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration requirements and additional investments the government had to make to the old Segaula plane to pass FAA inspections. Additionally, “Aggressive support is being provided to Inter-Island Airways to expedite the repair of the Dornier 228 so it can resume its flights to Ta’u,” he said. The old Segaula plane has been leased by ASG to Inter Island Air to operate as Manu’a Air while Inter Island’s Dornier has been down for several weeks due to mechanical problems. SPECIAL PROGRAMS Under the Special Programs budget category for FY 2015, the Lolo administration is allocating $350,000 for Manu’a transportation with the governor saying that it can no longer be the practice to ignore the needs of American Samoans living in Manu’a as they are “entitled to the same quality of services taken for granted by American Samoans living on Tutuila and Aunu’u.” “Accordingly, these funds will finance voyages by the MV Sili between Tutuila and the Manu’a Islands. With increased social and economic activities planned for the Manu’a Islands, it might be necessary during the year to add more funds to accommodate additional trips by the MV Sili,” he said. Also under the Special Programs is $50,000 for Swains Island transportation. Lolo says these funds will defray the cost of MV Sili’s voyages to Swains at least on a quarterly basis or as many times as necessary to accommodate the needs of these American Samoans on Swains. samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Page 3 Jet Skis for sale Owner leaving island Call 256-1391 ASCC STUDENTS COME AND LEARN ABOUT "HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS" A student organization, founded in 1976. JOIN US, SO YOU DO NOT MISS THE BENEFITS FOR YOUR CAREER! DATE: JULY 31, 2014 • TIME: 10:00 AM ASCC BUILDING M-10 (Nursing 2 Building) CONTACT ASAHEC: 699-1587 or [email protected] Deja Phew: Plane lands on NY highway for 2nd time Tausala fa’a Tutuila Café EAST MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A New York pilot who landed his disabled plane on a highway for the second time in eight days said Friday he’s lucky to have escaped unhurt and thankful he didn’t hit anyone. Frank Fierro, 75, said he was “shaking” as he glided the single-engine Challenger ultralight plane to a landing on the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway just before 1 p.m. Fierro landed the same plane in a nearby median on July 10. Police said Fierro was flying the plane for the first time since last week’s incident. Both times it developed engine trouble, forcing Fierro to find a makeshift runway before he could get back to Spadaro Airport in East Moriches. “I was hoping to stop in the same spot, but on the median there was a truck,” Fierro said. “I was hoping they would move when they didn’t I snapped the controls and moved over to the right and went on the highway.” Fierro said he hesitated to land on the highway, a heavily traveled east-west thoroughfare from the New York suburbs to the Hamptons on the south shore of Long Island. “The last thing I would want to do is hit a family in a car,” he said. “A beautiful family with children stopped right behind me.” Fierro said despite the close calls he’ll keep flying. He cited Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a passenger jet on New York’s Hudson River after a bird struck an engine, as inspiration. Plus, he said, he’s got luck on his side and, possibly, a higher power for a co-pilot. “I think someone up there is paying attention to me,” Fierro said. “And that means a lot.” Tausala fa’a Tutuila Café offers a wonderful selection of dishes for breakfast and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Sunday Toanai - Samoan Plate, Bottom Fish & Povi Masima For this weekend only, we will validate your parking. Come and meet our wonderful staff & try our delicious food. Our hours are from 7am to 6pm. Fa’afetai tele, Tausala fa’a Tutuila Café Management & Staff Pago Pago International Airport Tafuna • 699-7007 Page 4 samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN The Ties That Unbind By Bob Franken That recent Pew Research Center poll is pretty jarring. We are so politically polarized in this country that nearly one in three “consistently conservative” Americans would be upset if one of his or her children wed a Democrat. For the “consistently liberal” respondents, it was nearly one in four for the opposite wedding. Imagine the new remake of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” How many would be protesting they weren’t really closed-minded, saying, “Some of my best friends are (right wingers/left wingers), but would you want your daughter to marry one?” And here’s a tough question for those on the right: Would you be against your kid tying the knot with a Democrat more than if he or she married a Republican of the same sex? Pew documents that large segments of our population have become so rigid in their beliefs that they prefer being exclusively with their own ideological kind. By the way, 49 percent of all Americans say they’d be distressed if the new in-law was an atheist. Maybe that’s because a church ceremony probably would be out of the question. Sadly, the idea that we’re all in this together is dissolving. Usually, we’re not; the very political process that’s supposed to bind us together is driving us apart. We’ve drifted from the “one nation, indivisible” promise to a country that is very divided. Our flag is one of the few places where red and blue get together. There seems to be little common purpose. Partisan disputes defy resolution. If anyone dares to flirt with compromise, he is treated within his camp, on both the right and left sides of the barrier, as if he has committed a crime against nature and is literally shunned, tossed out of the community. It’s a ritual we call the primary. Who benefits from this? Certainly those who get rich and stay rich by gaming the system do. If the bulk of us spend our time refusing to even deal with each other, then nothing can get done, obvious inequities and abuses are unchallenged, and those who benefit continue to while everyone else gets hosed. It’s classic “divide and conquer,” and it explains why certain mega-wealthy individuals, like the infamous Koch brothers, spray a little of their wealth on efforts to exploit ignorance, inflame cultural passions, inhibit reform and make sure that, as a result, nothing stands between them and their greed. Those of us in the media certainly aren’t helping. Far too many have abandoned the tradition of nonalignment and staked our professional fortunes to one side or the other. The result is that most Americans get a slanted view of any issue, as they gravitate to the reporters and commentators who reinforce their predispositions. Management has decided that this approach is the new way to attract viewers. The Founding Fathers envisioned a land bound by common principles, where we would argue issues with respect, but debate has been replaced by baiting, and no one listens to anything but his or her own voice. Sadly, the name of our country is becoming obsolete. More and more, we are no longer the United States. (c) 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd., Inc. Scooters rule Taiwan, family style. [Photo: Barry Markowitz] Cool Stuff: Uila Afi Taiwan By Barry Markowitz Taiwan’s roads are good, the people are happy; food is high quality as well as a real low priced value. Taiwan is a proud nation that honors family, its military, and its unique ethnicity of Taiwanese and Chinese heritage — with some of the older folks still fluent in Japanese. China lost the first Sino-Japanese War which led to the ceding of Taiwan (Formosa) to Japan in the Treaty of Shimonoseki on April 17, 1895 …Tutuila’s Flag Day? From 1895 to 1945 Taiwan was intended to be Japan’s model territory for imperial domination of Southeast Asia. We know how that all worked out, with a lot of brave US Military transiting through Samoa’s shores to change Japanese aspirations. Visiting Samoans should embrace Taiwan’s traditions and their commitment to youth. I visited several elementary, middle and high schools walking away in awe. I saw elementary schools that looked like the University of California at Berkeley, impressive structures and made to last. Everywhere I meander here, all are outwardly friendly and helpful Just mucking around general stores that seemed to be a cross between old Spencer’s Store Pago Pago and Tasi Ah Yek’s Matautu Tai shop, I saw an incredible array of exceptional high quality household goods and tools made in Taiwan. If cost effectiveness dictates Asian products be sold in the Territory, go Taiwanese all the way Coolios. For instance, the Porby Microwave Rice Cooker ($10 USD) is the perfect travelers companion, or just for yourself at lunch or school. Wash your rice; soak it for 30 minutes, pop it in the microwave for 8-10 minutes and you have perfect rice. I have tried several other brands from New Zealand and China, but none work like this little beauty available at “BL Mart” Xinfeng, next to the prominent “Welcome Mart” Supermarket. Proprietress Chris Sun is now our new fa’a aiga cousin. She speaks English well, has time to share a coffee while running the store, and one of her daughters is a cute little princess that we are going to have to teach how to siva and hula. Chris’ store has everything, from typical low-end Asian general store knickknacks, to high-end coffee roasters and trendy Japanese coffee siphon machines. Imagine a store that has hardware, household goods, flashlights, batteries, camp stoves, cosmetics, stationery goods.... all reflective of the Taiwan nation’s commitment to quality. But, as Coolios everywhere know, any shopping expedition requires a few shots of the locally made spectacular Kavalan Scotch Whiskey, and several bottles of TsingTao or Taiwan Beer. If it ain’t Vailima, it’s whatever is ice cold and close at hand. Right Mates? Samoa’s residents will also embrace local beer as an electrolyte as the heat and humidity is Pago style to da max. Any justification helps in explaining why Vailima or its substitutes are essential for a healthy journey in search of “Cool Stuff.” © Osini Faleatasi Inc. reserves all rights. dba Samoa News is published Monday through Saturday, except for some local and federal holidays. Please send correspondences to: OF, dba Samoa News, Box 909, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799. Contact us by Telephone at (684) 633-5599 Contact us by Fax at (684) 633-4864 Contact us by Email at [email protected] Normal business hours are Mon. thru Fri. 8am to 5pm. Permission to reproduce editorial and/or advertisements, in whole or in part, is required. Please address such requests to the Publisher at the address provided above. The Porby Microwave Rice Cooker ($10 USD) is the perfect travelers companion. [photo: Barry Markowitz] Uaealesi mosooi a le samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Page 5 In Our Hearts Forever VAOSA TOFA Sunrise: May 23, 1964 • Sunset: July 12, 2014 FAFIGE FAIKAKALA tusia SAM FACEBOOK FAIKAKAKLA Te’i le Fafige Faikakala ina ua tago e tatala atu lana ‘Facebook page’ i le isi afiafi, ae tau atu ai i muimuiga a isi maula e faigaluega i isi matagaluega a le malo, o lo o tali e ma fai tala ula e fa’atatau i le suega a le Matagaluega o Aoga e taua o le ‘Praxis test’ ea po o le a, lea fai mai e ova i le 700 le aofai o faiaoga na su’e i le suega lea i le masina o Iuni na te’a nei, ae na o le 140 ma ona tupu faiaoga na pasi. E le’i toe faatali le Fafige Faikakala ae na aapa atu loa i lana telefoni ‘touch screen’ ma omiomi loa le numera a le isi ana uo toeaina e faigaluega foi i le Ofisa o Aoga, i lona fia maua o le au o le paipa pe moni muimuiga a le au kuoli lea na tau ai i luga o le ‘facebook’. Na tau malepe totonu o le ofisa a le Fafige Faikakala i le ata ee i luga ina ua fesili atu i lana uo toeaina ae tali mai lana uo, e matua sa’o lava muimuiga ma talanoaga a tagata e faatatau i le faaiuga o le suega a faiaoga. O le isi la mea e malie ai, o le toatele o faiaoga na su’e i le suega, e le pasi uma latou i vaega e tolu o le suega, ma ua atagia mai ai, o le isi lea faafitauli o lo o tulai mai i le taimi nei, e le gata i le o tau autago o nai tamaiti aoga, ae oo lava fo’i i faiaoga o lea fo’i e o tau autago i le aoaoina o nai fanau, lona uiga ua moni ai ma le lauga a le isi faifeau ua maliu, ua ta’ita’i e le isi tauaso le isi tauaso. Fai aku ai fo’i. AMATA FOI ONA PISI LE PALOTA Ataata oomi lava le Fafige Faikakalka ma fa’alogologo i talanoaga a le isi aualii o le latou nuu i totonu o le pasi, po o ai se sui o le latou itumalo e tatau ona latou palota i ai i le palota lea ua loma nei ia Novema. Kailo fo’i i le vaa e alu i luga o le sami ae sou i le alu i luga pau i lalo pe maua faiga a le au alii ia, i le fekogiaiga o le faipule o le ikumalo o lo o gofo mai nei, e fai o le kogi i luga ae o le ako foi i lalo e le kele lava i se piko. Ina ua tatala le Fono Faitulafono i le aso Gafua na te’a nei, na faalogo ai le Fafige Faikakala o talasua isi alii faipule ma faapea a la tala ula, “ua oo mai foi le kaimi e lulu ai ma le fiafia le auauga lelei, ae foi ai ma loimaka ma auauga le faamaogi”. Vaai lau ekisi Amerika Samoa aua le faataua i se pusa moa po o se taaiga ie, ae filifili ma le toto’a i se tasi e tula’i mai ma le alofa i le itumalo. O upu ua masani ai Samoa i aso fa’apenei, ia fili lava i le tai se agava’a. Pe sa’o ea a’u pe leai. TALOFA E IA MANU’A Fa’alogo ma le loto momomo si Fafige Faikakala i talanoaga a isi olomatutua Manu’a i luga o le uafu i le vaiaso nei, ao pisi i le tau faapusaina o a latou faamomoli e ave i le malaga a le MV Sili i Manu’a i le aso Gafua na te’a nei, i le latou muimuia lea o le faigamalo i le faatamala ma le le manatu mamafa ia Manu’a, i le leua ane lava ma leaga le MV Sili, leua ane lava ma leaga le va’a, ae o le a faafefea la tagata Manu’a. “Talofa e ia Manu’a, a ea”. Fai mai le tomumu a le isi olomatua i le latou talanoaga sa fai, “Aga le kaoko le kovana i le falema’i i Hawaii kakou ke le pologa faapea, legei ua koe fo’i lava i le ipu ki ma le faalifu le kele o afiafi kalu ai ua leai se va’a e avaku ai se pusa moe mo gai kamaiki.” Na motu faafuasei le tomumumu a nai loomatutua ina ua savali atu le isi alii Manu’a e faigaluega i luga o le va’a ma fai atu ia i latou, “Se’iloga lava e pasia e le Ofisa o le Coast Guard a le malo kele le va’a oga fa’akoa mafai lea oga alu i Magu’a”. Te’i sei tama o le va’a i le fa’apea atu o le isi olomatua, “E sa’o a la si a’u kama lea e aoga i le Kolisi, fai mai e le o le kovana e pule e pule lava kama o le ofisa a le Koso Kale ea po o le a”. Talofa e ia Manu’a. FEOA’I MA OFU MAFANAFANA LE TO’ATELE O TAGATA E le iloa e si Fafige Faikakala pe ata pe igoigo i le vaaiga lea sa ia maitauina i nisi o le atunuu i le faaiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei ma ona tua atu, i le toatele o fafine e taaalo Bingo ua feofeoa’i solo ma ofu mafanafana lima uumi i le afiafi ao tau faatali pasi o le Bingo. Fesili atu i ai le Fafige Faikakala i le isi olomatua pe aisea ua ofu mafanafana lima uumi ai ae sau le tali, “leaga ua winter Samoa”. Na faailoa e le Fafige Faikakala i si olomatua lea, ua mafua ona malulu afiafi ona o lea ua oo i le vaitau e agi malosi mai ai le savili o le Tuaoloa mai le itu i Toga, o le tau lava ua masani ai Samoa mai aso anamua, fai mai loomatutua ma toeaiina i aso la, a oo loa i le taimi e agi agi mai ai le Tuaoloa, ona vaaia loa lea ua ola fiafia meaola ma manu ae laufa’ia ai tagata soifua, ma, atonu o le mafua’aga lea ua feofeoa’i solo ai nai fafine Bingo ma ofu mafanafana ae o lo o susulu malosi le la i le afiafi, ua amata ona laufa’ia atu ai ma o latou mafaufau, ua moni ai loa ma le tomumu a le isi olomatua i le fafine nofotane a le latou aiga, e leua ane lava si tama’i tala ma ata, fai mai “a le vasti e ma’i”. Fai mai le uo a le Fafige Faikakala i le Ofisa Vaaitau, o le ‘temperature’ i le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei na oo lava i lalo i le 66 tikeri. Athough you are not with us physically, your spirit and light will always remain and shine; not only within our hearts but in the lives of many others whom you have touched and greatly influenced. You have been, are, and always will be remembered for your warm and glowing smile, humble spirit, outgoing personality and strong determination. You are the best Grandfather, Father, Husband, Brother and Uncle and can never be replaced. FAMILY SERVICE Sat, July 19, 2014 • 6:00pm • LBJ Chapel Vaosa will be taken to Apia, Samoa on Thursday, July 24, 2014 to his final resting place. ➧ News In Breif… the scene of the slaying initially mistook the sound of the backfiring truck for a gunshot. US funds political groups in Venezuela despite ban CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Almost four years after Venezuela enacted a law to bar the U.S. from funding groups frequently critical of the socialist government, millions of the American dollars the administration tried to ban still flow to these organizations, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. Much more U.S. support is under consideration. The State Department and the National Endowment for Democracy, a governmentfunded nonprofit organization, together budgeted about $7.6 million to support Venezuelan groups last year alone, according to public documents reviewed by AP. That was 15 percent more than they collectively authorized in 2009, the year before then-President Hugo Chavez pushed Venezuela’s Congress to ban such funding in the name of protecting the country’s sovereignty from groups it views as the opposition. In Washington, the Senate is considering a bill to boost State Department aid to prodemocracy groups in Venezuela from about $5 million to $15 million amid calls for a tougher line against Venezuela after current President Nicolas Maduro cracked down on anti-government protests. A similar version cleared by the House would maintain current funding levels. Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested on gun charge WASHINGTON (AP) — A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building, U.S. Capitol Police said. Ryan Shucard, press secretary for Republican Rep. Tom Marino, was arrested Friday morning. Marino is in his second term representing north- Continued from page 2 eastern Pennsylvania. A spokesman for Capitol Police said Shucard entered the Cannon building Friday morning with a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and magazine that was discovered by a metal detector. Shucard is charged with a carrying a pistol without a license, a felony. Bill Tighe, the congressman’s chief of staff, said Shucard has been placed on unpaid leave. Shucard started with Marino’s office in May. According to his LinkedIn profile, Shucard is a University of Northern Colorado graduate and previously worked for former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn. Forbes sells majority stake to group of investors NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes said Friday it will sell a majority stake in the family owned magazine publisher to a Hong Kong-based investor group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The New York company said in November it was putting itself up for sale. The buyers are led by Integrated Asset Management Ltd., a Hong Kong investment firm that invests in telecommunications, finance and technology companies. The Forbes family will keep a “significant” ownership stake and stay actively involved with the company, Forbes said. Steve Forbes will stay on in his role as chairman and editorin-chief, the company said, while president and CEO Mike Perlis will continue to lead the company’s management team. IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive was destroyed after two sets of trained technicians tried to retrieve the data. The tax agency (Continued on page 11) Page 6 samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Samoa News Reporter A home and a burned-out car and golf cart remain from a wildfire the night before, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Pateros, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Teen’s death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance. A recent autopsy found that Logan Stiner, 18, had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died May 27 at his home in LaGrange, Ohio, southwest of Cleveland. The county coroner said Stiner had more than 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood in his system, as much as 23 times the amount of a typical coffee or soda drinker. His mother has said she was unaware her son took caffeine powder. The prom king and wrestler was days away from graduation. He had planned to study at the University of Toledo. “I don’t think any of us really knew that this stuff was out there,” said Jay Arbaugh, the Keystone Local Schools superintendent. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it’s investigating caffeine powder and will “consider taking regulatory action.” The agency said it was aware of the teen’s death and cautioned parents that young people could be drawn to it. Caffeine powder is sold as a dietary supplement, so it’s not subject to the same federal regulations as certain caffeinated foods. Users add it to drinks for a pick-me-up before workouts or to control weight gain. A minuscule amount of caffeine powder packs a punch. Merely 1/16th of a teaspoon can contain about 200 milligrams of caffeine, roughly the equivalent found in two large cups of coffee. That means a heaping teaspoon could kill, said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill ?Hospital in New York. The powder is almost impossible to measure with common kitchen tools, the FDA said. Volume measures like teaspoons aren’t precise enough and a scale may be needed. “The difference between a safe amount and a lethal dose of caffeine in these powdered products is very small,” said FDA spokeswoman Jennifer Dooren. Glatter said he’s seen several younger patients experience complications from caffeine in the last few months. Some have arrived at his hospital with high, rapid heart rates. “They’re starting to latch on to the powders more because they see it as a more potent way to lose weight,” Glatter said. Health officials worry about caffeine powder’s potential popularity among exercise enthusiasts and young people seeking an energy boost. Dr. Henry Spiller directs a poison control center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Over a week or so this month, the center took reports of three people hospitalized for misusing caffeine powder. “I can’t believe you can buy this,” Spiller said. “Honestly, I mean, it’s frightening. It makes no sense to me.” Federal investigations have recently prompted some companies to pull products with added caffeine. Last year, Wrigley halted sales and marketing of Alert caffeinated gum after FDA discussions. In 2010, the federal agency forced manufacturers of alcoholic caffeinated beverages to cease production of those drinks. Authorities also have said they would take action if they could link deaths to consumption of energy drinks. Hospitalizations from energy drinks have been on the rise. The number of emergency department visits involving energy drinks doubled — from 10,068 visits in 2007 to 20,783 visits in 2011, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Most of the cases involved teens or young adults. A full teaspoon of powder could contain 3,200 milligrams of caffeine. In that concentrated amount, a person can experience adverse effects in a matter of minutes, said Dr. Bob Hoffman, a New York University medical toxicologist. The brain becomes alert, then agitated and confused. The heartbeat picks up and can become dangerously irregular. A consumer can feel nauseous, vomit and potentially have a seizure. “The thing about caffeine is just because you see it every day, just because it’s naturally occurring — it comes from a plant — doesn’t mean that it’s safe,” Hoffman said. Three weeks before Stiner’s death, students at Keystone Local Schools attended an assembly on heroin overdoses and painkillers, Arbaugh, the superintendent, said. “We were addressing things we thought we should be addressing.” Next year, he said, the dangers of caffeine powder will be added to the district’s drug and alcohol awareness programs. DPS OFFICER ENTERS PLEA OF NOT GUILTY Senior police officer Poe Leapai, yesterday entered a plea of not guilty to three charges of stealing filed against him on allegations that while in uniform he allegedly placed dead cockroaches in the food he would buy from certain stores run by Asians, and then ask the store owners for money in return for not contacting the Department of Health. Leapa’i who’s been with the Department of Public Safety for some 17 years, waived his rights on Thursday to a preliminary examination in the District Court. Deputy Attorney General Mitzie Jessop is prosecuting this matter while defense counsel is Assistant Public Defender Matthew Trick. Leapai is charged with three counts of stealing, two of which are Class C felonies, punishable with up to seven years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000 or both fine and jail time. The third stealing count is a misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both. According to the government’s case, there were three stores in the police affidavit supporting the arrest warrant, which are Coco Mart Happy Mart in Nu’uuli and Mandarin store in Malaeimi — that “were victimized by Leapai employing the same method to appropriate money,” say court documents. According to the government’s case, the defendant allegedly collected a total of $240 from the three stores. Leapai is out on bail of $5,000 which was reduced from his original bail of $10,000 on the condition that he remain a law abiding citizen, remain in contact with his attorney, appear at all court hearings and have no contact with the stores in question, directly or indirectly. MAN IN HOMICIDE CASE ENTERS GUITLY PLEA Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond has taken under advisement a plea agreement between the government and Eric Naiuli of Afonoa in connection with an incident that occurred in Afono last year, which resulted in a man’s death. Naiuli pleaded guilt to criminally negligent homicide. According to the government’s case, the defendant was in a drinking session and a fight broke out. The victim, who intervened to stop the fight, was struck on the head. The victim was transported to the hospital where he later died as a result of the incident. The High Court is awaiting a pre-sentence report and the autopsy report on the deceased in this case. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine, and the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Page 7 American Samoa Government DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY “POLICE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION NOTICE” The Commissioner of Public Safety, William E. Haleck, would like to acknowledge the Entrance Examination for New Recruits for the next Police Academy. This announcement is for all applicants who applied at the Department of Human Resources for the position of Police Officer Cadet (that did not show up for the original exam date). An additional exam date is set for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Department of Agriculture Conference room in Tafuna. There will be three sessions by alphabetical order, please show up according to the listing below: 7:30 - 10:30 AM • AFOA-LEPAU 11:00 AM - 2:00PM • LEUMA-SEGA 2:30 - 5:30 PM • SEIULI-VOIGT The following applicants must be at the venue of the exam at least one hour before the starting time. Please bring a photo ID to register. Last Name Afoa Afoa Ah Foon Anoai Asiata Aupaau Autele Boone Cameron Chan Sau Choo Collins Esekia Faagata Fakaua Fakaofo Farani Fatu Faumuina Filipo Fua Fuamatu Fuiava Galeai-Muhu Gutu Heather Heilala Huakau Hunkin Iakopo Ili Ioane Isaako Jungblut Kelemete-Maa Knowles Kome Laolagi Latu Lauoletolo Lauoletolo Leatualevao Lee Leiato Leifi Leifi Leituala Leotele First Name Josephine Kosetatino Jr. Falaniko Naomi Iopu Emanuelu Faasii Ben Felix Kalala Kau Kelly Nixon Fialogo Katrina Elaine Aneli Farani Faitu James Opeta Pii Samuelu Matthew Misipeka Charmaine Tolfie Lagilagi Tulei William Liutai Vitale Tasha Kirsten Courtney Flora Adrian Daniel Shaun Heamasi Moses Poumona Roteliko Ronald August Messenger Risatisone Jason Ropeti Last Name Lepau Leuma Leuma Jr. Leupolu Levaoalii Liu Maalona Mageo Maileoi Maina Matagi Matai Matamua Matautia III Mauga Mayer Mekuli Mika Mikaele Misipeka Neemia Ofagalilo Oneone Paepule-Moananu Pale Palu Patane Patu Pauga Peapea Pelesasa Peters Potasi Poyer Reid-Sagato Sagote Saifoloi Saifoloi Sala Sala Salanoa Salanoa Salavea Samatua Samuelu Samuelu Sao Savali First Name Kilita Christine Paul Peau Simon Eteline Tapuni Tiuli Rocky Ielome Galueituavaa Leu Ieremia Lolesio Tapu Kereti Solofua Tavita Aaron Maria Michael Kea Vitale Simati Foou Lemusu Hall Tausaga Barry Faaitu Senosa Matauaina Aiga Anothony Marcus Jerry Ciara Andrew Faaiuga Siaosi Miracle Nuumotu Marcus Tuluiga Shaun Jonathan Poyer Rhine Angela Thor Last Name Sega Seiuli Senefili Siaosi Silva Sipili Sivia Sua Sualoa Sunia-McMoore Tafaoga-Misa Tago Taito Tan Tanoa Tanoa Taofi Taoipu Tauave Tauinaola Taula Taumoepeau Tautolo Tilo Jr. Toele Toleafoa Toluao Too Tootoo Torres Tua Tualaulelei Tuese Tufi Tuitasi Tuli Tupito Tupua Jr. Tupuola Uhrle Uli Vaa Vaitoa Valoaga Vasai Veavea Viliamu Voigt First Name Alex Mainifo Alfred Filisitia Debra Fania Farentino Toi Eloi Mollyanna Tafaoga Natia Sinatala William George Jr. Siaosi Chalena Polesi Samuelu Salvation Jonathan Makerita Phillip Rudolph Falefasa Pavillion Fotu Iona Anita Curtis Talaialo Ailao Uilisone Roselyn Sialei Tovia Vince Aifai Robert Frederick Mona Valu Jeffery Luti Zorrow Tanner Maugalei Oloaluga Andrew Page 8 samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 TALA mai SAMOA brought to you by tanoa tusitala hotel, apia, samoa Saunia: L.A.F./Naenae Productions SUI TAUVA A LE HRPP MO LE FAIGA PALOTA LAITITI O le aso Faraile na sei mavae atu nei na faalauiloa aloaia ai e le vaega faaupufai o le HRPP ana sui faatutu mo le faiga palota laititi lea o lo o loma nei mo le masina o Aukuso mo le itumalo o Gagaifomauga Numera 1, e saili ai se tasi e suia le alii faipule ua faiilagi le folauga, le tofa Tuilo’a Anetelea Tuilo’a. E toafa sui faatutu a le HRPP mo lea faiga palota laititi. O i latou ia e aofia ai Ga’ina Tino lea sa tulai muamua mai i le tofi o le itumalo i tausaga uav tuanai ma sa avea foi ma sui o le Kapeneta. O le isi toatolu e aofia Lavea Ieti, Taito Vaeatanu ma le tamaitai o Faimalotoa Kika Stowers. Ua uma ona faamaonia e le komiti o pulega a le HRPP ia sui faapea le Ofisa o Faiga Palota. FO’I MAI MAHONRI SCHWALGER I SAMOA O le faaiuga o le taamilosaga lakapi o le Super 15 o lo o faagasolo nei e maea ai le konekarate a le alii sa avea muamua ma kapeteni o le Manu Samoa, le susuga Mahonri Schwalger, ma ua ia faaalia lana fuafuaga e toe foi mai i Samoa e manfuta ma lona aiga. “Ua tolu nei tausaga o matou valavala ma lou aiga,” o le saunoaga lea a Schwalger. “Ma o le mafuaaga lea o le a toe foi a ii Samoa e mafuta ma si ou aiga aemaise si ou afafine lea o le a atoa lona 14 tausaga.” O le tausaga mulimuli lenei o le konekarate e tolu tausaga a le susuga Mahonri ma le kalapu lakapi o le Chiefs ma ua lua tausaga sosoo o lo o siamupini pea le Chiefs i le taamilosaga o le Super 15. O le vaiaso na tea nei na maitauina ai le mataalia o le taalo a le alii o Mahonri ma le au a Aukilani e ui na see le ponaivi o lona tauau. Faatoa sui o ia a u ape a me le toe 15 minute o le taaloga o lo o totoe. Na manumalo le Chiefs i lea taaloga ma ua toe taumafai atu nei le Chiefs mo sona nofoaga i au e sailia le siamupini o le nei tausaga. Na ia faaalia, e leiloa aluga o le olaga i le tausaga fou pe toe taalo lakapi faapolofesa i atunuu i fafo pe nofo ai pea i Samoa e fesoasoani i le atinaeina o le taaloga o le lakapi. E pei ona lipotia muamua i a tatou tala, o lo o toatele pea i latou o lo o fesiligia le le toe filiofilia o lea alii i le au a le Manu Samoa e ui o lo o maualuga le tulaga o lo o i ai lana taalo i lenei vaitau. TAAALO LE OLOPELEKI MA LE MANU I LE 2015 Ua faamaonia mai e le taitaifono ole Iuni Lakapi a Samoa, o ia foi le alii palemia, le susuga Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, le maea o fesootaiga aloaia ma le Iuni Lakapi a Niu Sila ma ua faamautu nei le malaga mai o le Olopeleki i Samoa e taaalo ai ma le Manu Samoa i le Apia Park i le masina o Iulai o le 2015. O lea tulaga na faailoa e le susuga Tuilaepa i le polokalama o le 2AP ma le Palemia i le aso Tofi na sei mavae atu nei. Fai mai a ia, e tele tapenaga a le iuni a le atunuu mo lea faamoemoe ma e aofia ai le toe faafouina o le malae taalo i le Apia Park, lea ua malie mai le malo Saina latou te faatinoina. O ia galuega o le a aofia ai foi le toe faaleleia o le uati e fua ai le taimi o le taaloga ua tele tausaga o leaga, faapea le faapipiiina o se TV tele e pei ona vaaia i malae i atunuu i fafo. E le gata i lea, o le a faatupe e le iuni lakapi a le atunuu le malaga mai o sui o le Manu o lo o taaalo faakonekarate i atunuu i fafo mo lea taaloga. “E le taugofie le talimalo i le Olopeleki,” o a Tuilaepa lea. “Ae o se taaloga o le a faamauina i le tala faasolopito o le taaloga lakapi i Samoa, aemaise o le a fesoasoani tele i le faasaunia o au e lua mo le ipu o le lalolagi i le tausaga fou.” SOLOATOA I LE TOESE FASIOTI LONA USO Ua faasalaina nei i le solo atoa i le falepuipui se alii mai le afioaga o Nofoalii na ia fasiotia lona lava uso moni, ona ia tanuina faanana ai lea o lona tino maliu i se nofoaga i le fanua o lona aiga i Nofoalii lava. O lea faasalaga na tuuina atu e le afioga Faamasino Sili Patu Tiavaasue Falefatu Sapolu i le amataga o le vaiaso nei. O le ua faasalaina o Levitiko Afoa Fitu, e 40 tausaga ma sa ioe o ia i le moliaga o le fasioti tagata faamoemoeina. Na taua i le faamatalaga a le ua faasalaina e faapea, sa fai se la inugapia ma lona uso matua e 57 tausaga i le fanua a lo latou aiga, ma sa tulai mai ai se feeseeseaiga na iu ina la fusu ai. Ina ua oo i le taeao na sosoo ai, sa ia maua atu lona uso o taatia mai i le nofoaga sa la fusu ai, ma ua maliu o ia. Sa faapea loa ona ia tanuina faanana lona tino i se vaega o lew fanua. O lea faalavelave na tulai ma ii le faaiuga o Mati o le 2013, ae faatoa ia ta’uina i lona aiga i le vaitaimi o le aso o Tina o le tausaga nei. C M Y K C M Y K Dwayne Johnson walks off stage at the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on Thursday, July 17, 2014, (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) in Los Angeles. People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines jetliner was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday in eastern Ukraine, sending (AP Photo/Joshua Paul) shockwaves around the world from Malaysia to the Netherlands. samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Page 9 ANOTHER FA’ALAVELAVE? C M Y K C M Y K KEEP AND CARRY ON Page 10 samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 E te fia O LE TAUASO MA LANA TAIFAU O le tamaloa e tauaso ma lana maile e ta’ita’ia tagata tauaso, ua oo i luma o le fale fogafalelima a le NPF, na oo mai loa iina le maile, ua tete’i lava taavale o la e feoai masau atu lava le maile ma alu loa a, i le taufai fei’i mai o pa’u o taavale. Ae la e matamata atu i le itu ala lava e tasi le isi tamaloa na pei o se Lawyer, na ‘emo mai loa le saini e faatu taavale, masau loa le Lawyer lea i le tauaso lea e i luma o le Fale a Amau, ma lana maile. E oo atu le Lawyer o la e tago le toeaina ma ave i le maile le ‘chips’ e fafaga ai le maile, fai atu loa le Lawyer, “Sole oute ofo lava ia oe, i lou tuu fua o lena ‘chips’ i le lou maile, e te le’i faalogo i le fei’i o pa’u o taavale ananei ?.” Ua fai mai le tala a le toeaina, “A ‘o se a lau mea lea e fai, o lea e tau su’e poo fea lana gutu, ae se’i tau lau kiki i le muli.” SEI OU LAFI ATU LAVA I LAU SEKEKE Tei a i le sau laatoa o le isi tama na fai i se Taupou Sa, “Se’i lafi atu lava i totonu o lou sekeke.” fai mai le Taupou Sa, “Ia alu i lalo.” ae tutu loa Leoleo o le Army MP’s tilotilo solo e le iloa poo fea ua alu i ‘au le Army lea, fesili loa i le Taupou Sa, “E te le’i tagai mai lava o fea o alu i ai fitafita lea na ‘oso mai i ai.” Fai atu loa Taupou Sa, “E leai, na o le tamoe mai lava iina, ou le iloa loa poo fea na alu i ai.” ia fai atu loa MP’s e toalua, “Ia faafetai lava ia oe le tamaitai Sa.” Ia sa tago loa Taupou Sa, ma ‘eu’eu le ulaleaga lea, “Le la ua o atu MPs, sau loa i fafo ma le sekeke.” ae fai mai le ‘ulaleaga lea, “Ua manatu o le a le anamai lou tala o le fai atu ia te oe, e ‘ese le manaia o ou vae.” Fai mai le Taupou Sa, “Ana e tilotilo agai i luga, ona e iloa lea o ‘au a le tama, o lea foi ou lafi foi ‘au ia, oute le fia alu i Iraq.” O KATI LE LEOLEO NANA [Sosoo ane loa lau faitau i le tatou tala faasolo mo lenei vaiaso, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na tea nei i le taimi lea ua faateia ai le taitai o Leoleo nana a Italia ina ua ia maua le telefoni mai ia Kati, ua le iloa po o fea ua ave i ai le ulugalii lea sa nonofo i le faletalimalo.] Na toeititi lava nofo le ta ta o le fatu o le ta’ita’i o Leoleo nana a le malo o Italia ina ua ia maua le tala, ua leai le ulugalii mai Enelagi lea na nonofo i le faletali malo, ae o lo o i ai pea uma i totonu o le potu a la ato ma meatotino uma na o atu ma laua. O le te’i tele o le Ta’ita’i na ia talosagaina ai loa Kati ina ia fa’avave atu i le Ofisa sei la talanoa, ma avatu le tamaitai o Mena sei fai sana faamatalaga e tusa ai o ni tagata e ono masalomia lo latou ave faamalosia o ona matua. Na ona uma lava ona tu’i fesili e Kati o le tama’ita’i faigaluega sa la talanoa, tu loa i luga ma savali atu i le isi laulau i luma o le fale talimalo, ma nofonofo ai mo ni nai minute, ma faasolo ona mafaufauga i se auala e mafai ai ona ia maua matua o le tama’ita’i o Mena lea ua le iloa nei po o fea ua o aga’i i ai, ae na motu faafuasei ona mafaufauga ina ua valaau mai i ai le tamaitai lea sa la talanoa, e i ai le tagata o lo o i luga o le telefoni e fia talanoa atu ia te ia, o lea na savali faanatinati atu ai loa Kati i luga o le laulau ma uu le telefoni ae talanoa i ai, ae na te’i ina ua ia faalogo atu o faapea upu a le tagata i luga o le telefoni, “E sili pe a e tuu muli ese mai totonu o le faletalimalo, manu e lei fana tutu’i e se isi lou ulu ma le puipui o le fale”. Na tu Kati ua le mautonu lona mafaufau mo ni nai sekone, ona tago lea ua toe tuu le telefoni i le tamaitai faigaluega ma fesili atu i ai, “O ai lea na lua talanoa i le telefoni?”, ae na tali le tamaitai faigaluega, “Ou te le iloa, pau lava le tala a le tagata sa fai mai ia te a’u, e tu’u atu le telefoni i le tagata o lo o nofonofo i luma o le potu malolo, o le mafuaaga lena na ou valaau atu ai loa ia te oe e te sau i le telefoni, e a? e i ai se mea ua tupu?”, o le toe fesili atu lea a le tamaitai ia Kati, ae ua faataga le ano i ai le tama ma tali atu i ai, “E leai, o lo o lelei mea uma, ae faafetali mo le avanoa ..” e fai lava tala a le tama ma fuli mai lona tua ua savali aga’i atu i le faitoto’a, ma aga’i atu ai i le vaega o lo o paka mai ai lana ta’avale, ma oso ai loa ma alu ese, e lei umi ona i luga o le auala Kati ae tatagi lana telefoni, ma le vaai atu o lona ta’ita’i, ona fa’atafa lea i le isi tulimanu o le auala ae tali le telefoni. “Kati, o lea ua maua mai le ripoti mai le isi vaega o Leoleo nana i le taulaga, e i ai le tino maliu na maua o tafetafea i le sami i lalo tonu o le auala laupapa o lo o kolosi ai nofoa afi e aga’i atu i le taulaga, ae o lo o tau saili po o ai le ana le tino, ua tatau ona e aga’i atu loa i le nofoaga lea e fesoasoani i isi leoleo nana o lo o i ai mo le suesueina o le mataupu ..” alofa e oo i le oti [E fa’atalofa atu i le mamalu o le aufaitau i lenei vaiaso, malo le onosa’i, malo fo’i le soifua laulelei, ae alo maia, o le toe faaauauina lenei o le tatou tala fa’asolo, lea na gata mai i le vaiaso na te’a nei ina ua tagi talatala ai le tamaloa o Veli ma tuu fesili lona mafaufau, pe aisea na la masani ai ma Tania.] Talu lava ona taunuu le tama’ita’i o Tania ma lona to’alua o Veli i lona aiga, toeititi le misi po uma ma le tagi talatala o le tamaloa, ma ua pei ai o se mea malie i pola sisi o le faleoo lea o lo o faamautu ai le ulugalii, i le leua ane lava ma tagi Veli. O isi taimi ua tau faatiga taliga ai foi le tagi a le tamaloa ia Tania, ona pei ai lava lea o le tagi a le pepe i le fia moe, e tiga lava ona tagi masusu ae faasasa’o lava le moe a Tania o nisi o taimi. “Sole Veli!”, o le oso atu lea a Tania, “Se’i kau vasa’i lou kagi soo, ua koeikiiki kua leaga lou makagaga soo, ua pei lava o le a ave oe e susugu i se kaloge ga’o ma lou kagi soo, e ke le’i masagi lava i le faku aiga i lou aiga i Savaii, ou ke ofo, se’i vaai ga o le saka ma le oke a le olomakua i afiafi ao legei ua e kagi kalakala ai ma lalau legei ma le lega ...” o le ote lea a Tania na faafuasei ai ona sui uiga matanana o le tamaloa, ma te’i ai lava i le faagau lua atu i le isi tulimanu o le la faleoo ma moe faasau ai e leai se aluga po o se ie afu. O tuafale o le nuu o Palisi e alu ai le auala aga’i i mauga o Moamoa ma fa’asolo atu ai i Lalovaea ma Sinamoga, o iina lea o lo o galulue ai tagata o le nuu, ma o se nofoaga e faigata ona aea ona o le mauga toe mamao, peita’i, pau lea o le nofoaga e mautinoa e maua ai sina meaai mo le aiga, ao se upu i tuafale, e fai o le putu putu o fale ae na o le ta’i kuata eka le tetele o fanua o lo o lisi e aiga mai fanua o le Ekalesia. Ua aga’i atu i le vaiaso lona fa o Tania ma Veli i le aiga o le fafine, ae o lea lava e nofo le olomatua ma maitau mai gaioiga uma a le tamaloa o lo o fai, a leai se ato fa’i i le umukuka ua viga ia Tania e faatau mai se pepa alaisa e tunu ma tamaiti mo le afiafi, a leai fo’i ua alu sana toli ga ulu i togaulu Maafale o le Fesoasoani lea latou te faafesaga’i, fai mai o le tausoga o lona itu mai le Itu o Tane i Savaii le Fesoasoani. E malu loa le afiafi o le isi aso Toona’i ae fetaui ma le taunuu ane o Veli i le fale ma ona seevae lakapi sa fa’aafu i le malae. “Eh Veli!”, o amioga ga a ai, kafefe i lou fia kamaikiiki o le kaulaga ma lou fealua’i mai ma ga seevae lakapi e fai a se kakou umu o le aso Sa, ae ua e le kiagi age e kapega se umu mo kaeao, augasa ga ai alaisa mai lava i le aso Gafua o legei lava ua aso Kooga’i o ai lava gei alaisa, ua koeikiiki kukupu gi fagu alaisa i magava o kagaka, alu age gei lava e kuu ou seevae lakapi ga i fafo i ole ae kiage age ou vae mimiki e ululu le ogaumu e fai ai se umu kaeao, aga faapea uma le mimiki o vaemoa mai Giu Sila ka ke le koe fia ai kaika ia i se vaemoa ...”. Tala i Vavau o Samoa O LE ASO NAI TUMUA - 3 Soso’o ane loa lau silasila i le vaega fa’ai’u o le tatou Vavau lenei, i le talanoaga a le i’a ma le tamaitiiti o Velova’a lea ua fai nei i luga o le sami. Fai mai le tala e talanoa atu lava le i’a i le tamaitiiti, ae o le tamaititi i le taimi lea o lo o tagi pea lava ma popole lona mafaufau, ona o le mea ua faia e lona tama o Tuiatua ia te ia. Sa toe fesili le i’a i le tamaititi po o fea e fia alu i ai ao fea fo’i lona aiga, na tali le tamaititi, o ia e sau mai Savai’i e fia alu fo’i i Savai’i i lona aiga, ona fai atu loa lea o le i’a i le tamaititi, “ia, oso mai loa la e ti’eti’e i lo’u tua, o le a ou alu e momoli oe i lou aiga i Savai’i, aua o lo’u tama fo’i o le Salemuliaga”. E le i toe fa’atali le tamaititi o Velova’a ae ua oso loa i luga o le papatua o le i’a ma alu loa le la malaga, peita’i sa toe fa’ailoa e le i’a i le tamaititi, a latalata loa i uta i le mea e nofo ai, ona vave lea ona oso i lalo ma aau i uta, nei ona pa’ulia i uta i le pa’u matu ma maua ai le avanoa o tagata e ‘ai ai lona tino, ma sa usita’i fo’i le tamaititi i le talosaga a le i’a, ona fa’aauau loa lea o le la malaga. O le fa’aiuga lena o le tatou Vavau sa faagasolo mai mo le tolu vaiaso, ae alo mai i le isi vaiaso fou mo le isi vaega fou o le tatou Vavau o Samoa. Soifua. samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Page 11 1 Where it’s at in American Samoa In this photo taken July 4, 2014, and provided by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, crab fisherman Frank McFarland, left, holds up a rare blue-colored red king crab he caught in his commercial crabbing pots as Frank Kavairlook Jr., right, looks on in Nome, Alaska. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center until McFarland can have it mounted. The rare colored crab has become a rock star of sorts, with people showing up at the center to have (AP Photo/Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game) their photos taken with it. ➧ News In Brief… said it was standard procedure to destroy old data storage equipment that may have contained confidential taxpayer information. The IRS says Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails. At the time, Lerner headed the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. Lerner is a central figure in congressional investigations into the handling of applications by tea party and other conservative groups. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen had told Congress that Lerner’s hard drive was recycled and presumably destroyed. Friday’s court filings confirmed it. As part of a lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the IRS last week to explain what happened to the hard drive. White House party crasher fails to make ballot RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One-time White House party crasher and former reality television figure Tareq Salahi has failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot as an Independent Green Party candidate for outgoing U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s seat in Congress. The Virginia State Board of Elections sent Salahi an email earlier this month saying Salahi submitted 2,051 signatures. But only 480 of them were from individuals who live in the 7th Congressional District in the Richmond area that Cantor currently represents. Salahi needed to submit 1,000 valid signatures. A copy of the email was provided to The Associated Press. Salahi’s campaign spokeswoman, CC Harris, says Salahi did not receive the email and was unaware that he did not qualify for the ballot. Police: 9 killed, 40 injured in Germany bus crash Destructive Washington fire empties another town PATEROS, Wash. (AP) — A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes has forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community, a sheriff said Friday night. “We basically evacuated the whole town” of Malott, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. Those living in outlying areas of Brewster were also told to leave. Several hours later, Rogers said one home had burned in Malott but the fire threat in Brewster had eased. Malott is home to about 500 people, while the population of Brewster is about 2,400. No injuries have been reported, the sheriff said, adding he knew the damage toll has grown but he didn’t have an updated number. “We know we’ve lost more homes,” he said. Rare blue-colored red king Continued from page 5 crab caught in Alaska NOME, Alaska (AP) — A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman’s catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska. KNOM reports Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center until McFarland can have it mounted. The rare crab has become a rock star of sorts, with people showing up at the center to have their photos taken with it. Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Nome, says he has no idea why the red king crab is blue, but suspects it’s just a mutation. Kent says a blue crab “turns up once in a blue moon.” Lawyer: Unclear where Casey Kasem’s body is SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has granted Casey Kasem’s daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host’s wife from cremating his remains, but it’s unclear where those remains are or whether they’ve already been disposed of. A lawyer for Kasem’s daughter Kerri Kasem said Friday that when he went to give a Tacoma funeral home a copy of the restraining order, he was informed it no longer had the remains. “They said they could not disclose where he had gone or where he would end up,” said the lawyer, Scott Winship. Tim Grant, funeral director at Gaffney Funeral Home & Cremation Services, confirmed Friday that Kasem’s body was no longer there. “I cannot discuss the actual arrangements themselves, but he’s no longer in our care,” he said. Kasem’s wife of the past 34 years, Jean Kasem, filled out a death certificate dated July 15 listing an address in Jerusalem, Israel, according to a copy filed in Pierce County Superior Court. The document listed “removal from state” as the intended means of disposing the remains, the Urgel Bourgie funeral home in Montreal as the place of disposition, and July 14 as the date of disposition. Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contemptof-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in court. The (Easton) Express-Times reports that Lehigh County Common Pleas Judge William Ford on Thursday dismissed the charge against 18-year-old Adam Dennis of Macungie. 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ISLAND RENTALS Tents, Tables, Chairs OPEN 24 HOURS Located in Nu’uuli (Island Funeral) 699-2384 • 733-3201 Page 12 samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Talosaga Lolo suiga faasoasoa tupe CIP Tusia: Fili Sagapolutele Ua tuuina atu i le Matagaluega a le Initeria i le malo tele se talosaga mai le afioga i le kovana, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, e fa’amaonia suiga i le atofaina o tupe mo Amerika Samoa i lalo o le polokalama o Galeuga Tetele (CIP). O lea suiga e mo le tausaga tupe 2014 ma le tausaga tupe fou 2015, lea e amata ia Oketopa 1, 2014. E pei ona i ai i tulafono a le fetarale, e tatau ona faatulagaina atu e Amerika Samoa vaega eseese e alu i ai tupe o le CIP, ma e tatau ona fa’amonia e le Initeria. Mo le tausaga tupe lenei o le 2014, o le CIP mo Amerika Samoa e $10.04 miliona ma ua talosaga le kovana e fa’amonia e le Initeria nisi nei o suiga, e aofia ai le $1.5 miliona mo le faaleleia o uafu; $1.54 miliona mo le faatupeina o le va’a o Manu’a; $2.50 million e faaleleia ai le vaega o le falema’i mo tina failele ma pepe fou. Taua e le afioga i le kovana, o lo’o tumau pea le faapopole ina o le vaega o le Coast Guard ona o tulaga faaletonu o uafu i totonu o le teritori. O le mea lea e mana’omia ai le vaega tupe lenei mo le faaleleia o uafu. Mo le talosaga e tuuina atu i le falema’i, saunoa le kovana o lea vaega tupe e faamaea lelei ai galuega e tatau ona faaleleia mo ia vaega o le tautua a le LBJ. Mo le tausaga tupe fou 2015, lea o lo’o faatulagaina ai le $9.05 miliona, ua talosaga Lolo ina ia faatulaga le $1.93 miliona mo le va’a o Manu’a; $1 milliona e vaevae mo le falema’i i le toe faalelei o le ICU ma falema’i itumalo o lo’o i lalo o le vaavaiga a le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina; $3.5 miliona mo le Matagaluega o Aoga; $1 miliona e fesoasoani i le fausia o se fale puipui fou; ma le isi $1 miliona i le Puleaga o le Eletise ma le Suavai Taumafa mo le lelei o le suavai ma le suavai lafoai. O le tupe lea o lo’o talosagaina mo le Matagaluega o Aoga e aofia ai le $1 miliona mo le fa’atauina o pasi aoga fou ae o le $1.2 miliona e amata ai ona tu’ufaatasi aoga e le toatele ni fanau aoga o lo’o aooga ai. Saunoa le kovana, o aoga muamua lava o le a tuufaatasi o aoga tulaga lua i Manu’a i Fitiuta ma Faleasao, ona faasolo ai lea i isi aoga i Tutuila. I le faaiuga o lana tusi i le Matagaluega o le Initeria, sa faafetaia ai e Lolo le lagolago sua o le matagaluega i taumafaiga a le faimalo ae maise ai le fesoasoani mai pea i tulaga o lo’o manomia e Amerika Samoa. Ae peitai, sa taua e Lolo e tatau foi ia Amerika Samoa ona taumafai lana pito laau i lenei vaitau o lo’o tau fasoasoa tupe a le fetarale. E le’i maua se faamatalaga lata mai pe ua talia e le Matagaluega a le Initeria le talosaga mo suiga i le CIP e pei ona faataoto e le afioga i le kovana. Gaza official: Palestinian death toll tops 300 Beyonce and JAY Z perform during the On The Run tour at Minute Maid Park on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants in Gaza on the second day of a ground operation Saturday, as the Palestinian death toll from the 12-day offensive topped 300, a Gaza health official said. Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said overnight airstrikes killed 12 people, raising the death toll from the offensive to 310 Palestinians. An Israeli soldier was killed after the start of the ground operation, and an Israeli civilian was killed earlier this week. The sound of tank fire and heavy machine guns mixed with the mosques’ morning call to prayer along the Gaza-Israel border. The Israeli military said three soldiers were wounded in overnight fighting, one seriously. Israeli troops were staying close to the border and have yet to enter heavily populated areas. Israel launched the ground operation late Thursday after hundreds of airstrikes on the Hamas-ruled territory failed to halt unrelenting rocket fire that has increasingly targeted major Israeli cities. An Egyptian truce proposal was rejected by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which has ruled the strip since 2007 and has demanded the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade as part of any cease-fire agreement. Israeli officials say the offensive is aimed at destroying both rocket launchers and Hamas tunnels dug into Israel, and that it could last up to two weeks. The military reported making steady progress, uncovered 13 tunnels, but said dozens remain and would not give a time frame for its operation. Israel’s military chief, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, visited troops on the Gaza border early Saturday and said “a strategic national patience is necessary” to complete the mission. Gaza militants have fired more than 1,500 rockets at Israel over the past 11 days, and rocket fire continued overnight. Israel has launched more than 2,000 airstrikes over the same period.Gaza militants have remained defiant despite the rising death toll. samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Page 13 Tafaoga i Matafaga? EAST: A pro-Russian fighter inspects the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Unlike 1st, Malaysia’s 2nd disaster brings closure KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport — anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would eventually be found. This week, throngs of relatives came again with no hope, just a chilling certainty that everyone on board another Malaysia Airlines had perished. They shed tears, sobbed and looked for comfort to ease the all-too-familiar pain of loss that’s visited a nation dealing with the second air disaster this year. But the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was downed over rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine is playing out in starkly different mood compared to the anguish surrounding Flight 370 that disappeared March 8. CHAOS AND ANGER OF MH370: In March, it took about four hours for Malaysia Airlines to announce that the Boeing 777 was missing while traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The airport was soon overwhelmed with angry relatives screaming and begging for answers — and holding out hope that the plane had landed somewhere or their loved ones were still alive. But the answers would not come. Not that day, and for many, not up until now. Most of the passengers were from China, and the first batch of kin had arrived from Beijing on the third day of what has become the biggest aviation mystery in the world. Investigators announced that the plane had vanished from radar screens, flying for hours to the southern Indian Ocean where it was last traced by satellite pings. That did little to calm the relatives, some of whom accused the Malaysian government of conspiracy, hiding the truth and ineptitude. People were shouting. Crying hysterically. Pointing fingers at officials only to be met with blank stares. DISORGANIZED OFFICIALS: It took several days before the first news conference was organized to address the mystery of Flight 370. Several false leads followed, each punctured by high expectations then disappointment that turned into more anger and frustration. The Chinese relatives were escorted to an airport hotel. Then transferred to another. They were finally asked to leave and wait for news at home. Briefings by Malaysian officials were getting uglier by day. The Chinese families were storming out, accusing officials of not sharing relevant information. Malaysian families, too, complained the briefings were useless and were being told what’s already been reported in the news. A Chinese mother, crying “My son! My son!” stormed a news conference by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak after he solemnly read a statement that the plane had “ended in the southern Indian Ocean.” She and others were not ready to close the book without evidence of wreckage. MH17: This Friday, and the airport was receiving crying relatives again. This time, they knew the outcome of the disaster. The wreckage of the Boeing 777 was found, scattered over a Ukrainian field after a suspected missile shot it down. Most of the casualties were Dutch with 44 Malaysians, including 15 crew and two infants. No one is wailing. No one is making a scene. There is no hope of anyone being found alive. Counseling is set up immediately. The government addresses a stunned nation and the world without hours, at 4 a.m. The relatives are briefed by a government minister. There is no storming out of the meeting. The Malaysian government is not taking the blame. It falls on those responsible for shooting down the aircraft. RELATIVES’ ADVICE: A social media account run by families of Flight 370 passengers posted 10 tips for relatives of those on Flight 17. The tips include warnings to refrain from immediately contracting lawyers seeking business and to speak carefully to the media. 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Maura’s office door bears a sign directing people to “pull your pants up” and showing a cartoon of three people wearing baggy pants. He declined to comment on the ruling. Highway collision in China kills 38 BEIJING (AP) — A truck loaded with flammable liquid collided with a bus on a highway in southern China on Saturday, killing at least 38 people. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said the truck rear-ended the bus around 3 a.m. on the Hukun Expressway in Hunan province, with the truck’s driver and passenger among the dead. Five people were also injured. Xinhua said the flames destroyed a total of five vehicles before being extinguished five hours later. Images broadcast on Chinese state television showed both vehicles severely burned and what appeared to be passenger belongings scattered on the road. Officials: US drone strike kills 8 in NW Pakistan PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a compound in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eight militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. The officials said the strike happened in Datta Khel, a town in North Waziristan, where the Pakistani military has been carrying out a major offensive against militants since last month. They said the identity and nationality of those killed was not immediately known and agents were trying to get details. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to media. North Waziristan is home to local and foreign militants suspected of attacking American and NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan. U.S. drone strikes are a serious source of tension between Washington and Islamabad. The Pakistan government denounces the strikes as a violation of the country’s sovereignty. A government spokesman was not immediately available to comment on the latest strike, which was the second this week. Police: Md. woman charged after leaving son in car GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland woman has been charged after leaving her 7-year-old son and puppy in a car while shopping. Television station WJLA-TV reports 30-yearold Joshalin Evans of Rockville is now facing three felony counts. The station says a shopper noticed the Continued from page 11 child and dog in the car Monday at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg and called 911. Charging documents say the child was “very sweaty” and “seated in direct sunlight” while the puppy had signs of heat exhaustion. The boy told police that his mother left water for the dog but not for him and that she regularly leaves him alone in vehicles. Police say Evans had been shopping for at least 90 minutes before she was located. An online court record did not list a lawyer for Evans. Australia: Russia must cooperate in jet inquiry SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday called for an independent, international investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine and demanded Russia’s full cooperation. Abbott repeated his assertion that all evidence suggests that the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists, using equipment likely supplied by Russia. Thursday’s crash killed all 298 aboard, including 28 Australians. “This is a problem — a very serious problem,” Abbott said. “Australia takes a very dim view of countries which facilitate the killing of Australians. The idea that Russia can wash its hands of responsibility because this happened in Ukrainian airspace just does not stand up to serious scrutiny. We all know what’s happening in the Ukraine.” He warned that any party that tries to block access to or contaminate the crash site is “no friend of justice” and “no friend of peace.” Earlier Saturday, opposition leader Bill Shorten said that if Russia fails to cooperate, it should not be allowed to participate in this year’s G-20 summit, being held in the Australian city of Brisbane in November. ‘Ninja Warrior’ competitor wants to inspire others SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A YouTube video that shows Kacy Catanzaro, a 5-foot, 100-pound gymnast, breezing through an obstacle course where others twice her size often fail has garnered more than 6 million views since she competed in the “American Ninja Warriors” TV show. But being the first woman to complete one of the show’s most grueling courses is not enough for her. Catanzaro tells The Associated Press she wants to inspire women and young people to get off the couch and start getting fit. The show, a remake of a Japanese program called “Sasuke,” airs on Mondays on NBC and is repeated the next day on Esquire Network. NBC has picked up the show for a seventh season. Catanzaro qualified earlier this week in Dallas for the final round in Las Vegas. That’s set to air in August. For her, being strong enough to effortlessly scale the 14-foot-high curved “warp wall” has meant a lifetime of sacrifice. “I grew up doing gymnastics. It requires discipline, eating right, getting sleep, lots of sacrifice. But the pros outweigh the sacrifice,” she said. Catanzaro said she will submit a new application and video to be considered for next season as she did this year. “But I’m pretty sure they’ll let me back in,” she said. Sri Lankan politician jailed for killing Briton COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court sentenced a ruling party politician to 20 years in prison with hard labor on Friday for killing a British tourist and raping his Russian girlfriend more than two years ago. Three others were given the same sentence as Sampath Vidanapathirana by a High Court. It found them guilty of murdering Khuram Shaikh, a Red Cross aid worker, and raping his girlfriend at a southern tourist resort on Christmas Day in 2011. The case attracted international attention amid allegations that Vidanapathirana was enjoying immunity because of his connections to the family of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The case was discussed in Britain’s Parliament, and British politicians and the victim’s family visited Sri Lanka to personally demand justice. Amid increasing scrutiny and pressure over Sri Lanka’s human rights record, charges were filed against Vidanapathirana and five other suspects. The court discharged two of them on Friday. US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling Friday that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional spurred celebration among gay rights activists but sparked sharp anger among Republican leaders in a conservative state that prides itself on being the buckle of the nation’s Bible Belt. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upholding a federal judge’s ruling is the latest in a decade-long legal battle. That fight was launched by two couples — Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop, and Gay Phillips and Susan Barton — shortly after 76 percent of Oklahoma voters backed the ban in 2004. “There are so many gay and lesbian Oklahomans who are celebrating, and they have every right to, because this is a victory for all of us,” Baldwin said. “We may be the people at the front of the line holding the flag, but never think for one minute that there’s not a huge army behind us. We are far from alone in this.” Friday’s decision marks the second time the federal appeals court has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage, after its June ruling in a Utah case. As in the Utah case, the court put its 2-1 ruling on hold pending an appeal, meaning same-sex couples won’t be allowed to marry in Oklahoma for now. samoa news, Saturday, July 19, 2014 Page 15 Rallies planned after incustody death of NYC man NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has planned two separate rallies Saturday following the death of a New York City man who died during an arrest in which partial video of the struggle shows an officer placing him in what the police commissioner said appeared to be a choke hold — a tactic prohibited by departmental policy. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who called Eric Garner’s Thursday death “very troubling,” even postponed his much-discussed family vacation to Italy, aides said, in order to meet with community leaders and city officials throughout the night Friday. Garner, 43, suffered a heart attack during a confrontation with police who were attempting to arrest him on suspicions of selling untaxed cigarettes outside a beauty parlor on Staten Island near the ferry terminal, authorities said. Two plain-clothes officers confront the 6-foot-3-inch tall, 350-pound man who in turn becomes irate, denying the charges and refusing to be handcuffed when one of the officers places him in what appears to be the choke hold from behind, according video obtained by the New York Daily News. Garner can be heard complaining repeatedly that he can’t breathe as at least four other officers bring him down. He then apparently loses consciousness. The video shows the officer who apparently choked Garner using his hands to push Garner’s face into the sidewalk. Staten Island prosecutors and detectives from the internal affairs division have opened probes, the mayor said. More tests are needed to determine Garner’s cause and manner of death, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said. Twenty years ago, police officer Francis Livoti was dismissed from the NYPD and convicted by a federal jury for violating the civil rights of a Bronx man prosecutors said died after Livoti used a choke hold on him in 1994. Livoti has denied he used a choke hold, insisting Anthony Baez died form an asthma attack. But the case remained one of the most high-profile allegations of police brutality in city history. On Friday, at a makeshift vigil near the spot where Garner died, friends and neighbors gathered to pay their respects — and to vent their anger over what they described as disrespectful and even abusive treatment by the police. Ramsey Orta, 22, who shot the video posted by the newspaper, told The Associated Press on Friday that Garner had just broken up a fight between two other men when the police approached him, claiming they’d observed him selling loose cigarettes. “Before they even grabbed him, he told them he wasn’t feeling good and that’s why I pulled the camera out and started recording,” said Orta, adding that Garner was asthmatic. In the video, a clearly irate Garner shouts that he hasn’t done anything wrong. “Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today,” Garner shouts. “I’m minding my business please just leave me alone.” Garner has been arrested 31 times since 1988 on charges such as drug possession, selling untaxed cigarettes and assault, police said. He was last arrested in May for selling untaxed cigarettes, court records show. Since 2009, he was arrested nine different times for selling such cigarettes, police said. 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