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1 Democrats hold on to AZ congressional seat Aua man fights for his life after assault 6 3 Samoa News received calls yesterday morning about dead fish and turtles floating behind the Fagatogo arketplace. The Dept. of arine Wildlife Resources says it will test the dead fish and turtles to ascertain cause of death. [photos: AF] 14-year-old from hina makes US Open history B2 samoanews.com ana omia ona sii totogi ae tele foi sona lavelave 18 Daily irculation 7,000 PAGO PAGO, AERIAN SAOA Wednesday, June 13, 2012 $1.00 AS hosts W General Assembly for the first time by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Staff reporter The ongregational hristian hurch of American Samoa (AS) will host the ouncil for World ission (W) general assembly here for the first time. Held every four years, it will kick off on June 17 and finish June 22, says AS Acting General Secretary Rev. Reupena Alo. He said the W is a network of churches who participate in hrist, to mutually challenge, encourage, and equip churches to share their resources money, people, skills and insights to carry out their missionary work. It was established in 1977 in its present form, explained Alo. It grew out from the London ission Society, which was founded in 1795, the ommonwealth issionary Society, founded in 1836 and the English Presbyterian Board of ission, ost member churches have backgrounds in the reformed tradition, and many are united churches. (ontinued on page 15) Dead fish and turtles found floating behind marketplace by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Staff reporter Tualaulelei said they suspect the dead sea life came from a fishing vessel which was docked at The Department of arine Wildlife the arina Dock. Resources (DWR) is looking into a mystery, as yesterday afternoon, dead fish and dead turtles were seen floating in the ocean behind the arketplace in Fagatogo. DWR Assistant Biologist Ailao Tualaulelei said they were made aware of the incident when someone contacted their office yesterday afternoon. Tualaulelei said close to 50 dead fish (Aku) and three dead turtles were floating behind the market place and were floating into the larger bay area, which will be a health hazard to the members of the public, given the foul smell coming from the dead fish. However, Samoa News was told by an unconfirmed source that the dead fish and turtles were net by- catches from a purse seiner unloading at one of the canneries. The by-catch was dumped into the bay, during unloading, which is not unusual. Alden Tagarino, DWR s head wildlife Biologist, said the initial report they received said that there were three dead turtles; however when they went to the site, they found only one. (Samoa News witnessed three turtles floating earlier.) Tagarino said when they found the dead turtle it appeared to have been dead for a while The Assistant Biologist said the DWR and it already had maggots on it. He said they enforcement crews are out in the ocean investigating the cause. took in the turtle, along with several fish, and (ontinued on page 15) Two modifications to buses, passed as new regulations for buses by the government s Transportation ommission in arch, was that the bus driver must have a seat belt (not passengers), and that a second exit must be installed, in case of emergencies. Bus owners were given three months to come into compliance, and the DO Transportation ommission was at the arket Place yesterday for its first inspection and found only one business showed up for inspection Le Samoa atalasi Transport. The commission credited the hard work and compliance shown by oli and Tamara Fa alogo, owners of the two buses inspected yesterday. However, inspection of the two buses brought to light the need for specifications for seat belt attachment and the size and location of the emergency exit. A meeting is scheduled for this week to formulate these specifications. The deadline for compliance is the end of this month, but will probably be extended due to the problems highlighted during this first inspection. Le Samoa atalasi Transport buses are shown here with two types of driver s seat belt modifications one has its seat belt mounted to the bus frame, the other is found on the seat itself and the installed emergency exit is at the rear of the bus, but its size will necessitate passengers crawling out. ost of modifications for each bus was $500, according to their owners. [photos: Leua Aiono Frost]

2 Page 2 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Well being Zone! assage To Go JUNE SPEIALS Located in Puapua Near the alvary Temple ombination of Anti Aging & Deep Facial with Head, Feet, Hands assage for only $60.00 We have a 2 day special for Fathers Day from June 15 to June 16 And this coming Summer starting June 20 to June 30 to all students & teachers Specials Bring I.D. by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Staff reporter DOESTI VIOLENE ASE NOW SET FOR JUR TRIAL The High ourt has rescheduled a jury trial in the government s case against a man accused of performing sexual acts upon his wife without her consent. The matter was heard yesterday before Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond who was accompanied on the bench by Associate Judge amea Sala Jr. for a change of plea. However, the defendant told the judges that he was placed in custody and yet he was trying to correct his wife s adulterous behavior (Sotoma ma omoro). The defendant added that the laws need to be changed in the territory. Associate Justice Richmond noted that it s clear from hearing the defendant, this matter should be scheduled for a jury trial. The defendant in this case is charged with rape, first-degree sexual abuse, attempted kidnapping and false imprisonment. Samoa News is withholding the defendant s name to protect the identity of the victim, who is the defendant s wife in this matter. According to the government s case the defendant is accused of raping his wife and holding her against her will. The criminal charges are in connection with a domestic dispute that occurred last month, when the defendant accused his wife of having an affair. The defendant confronted his wife about the affair at her workplace, according to the government s case. It s alleged after the confrontation the woman was taken to the Social Services shelter and several days later she was released and she then went to live with her relatives. Police affidavit says when the man visited his wife he allegedly forced her to have sex with him and because she was scared of her husband she just let her husband do what he wanted. It s alleged when the couple agreed to go home and discuss their marital problems, while on the main road the defendant saw his friend and asked him for a ride. According to court affidavit, the woman then screamed for help when her husband was trying to push her into the vehicle. It s alleged while the victim was screaming, the defendant placed his hand over her mouth and forced her into the vehicle. The husband has since been in custody with bail set at $35,000. Jury trial is now scheduled on September 11, Prosecuting this case is Assistant Attorney General elia Reyna. 3 FAIL EBERS PLAED ON PROBATION FOR PPD Talaleu Fanene, Sarai Lemalu and Leniva Saifoloi who were arrested in February 2012 over a land dispute were sentenced to a one year probation term for public peace disturbance. The incident occurred at oconut Point. The defendants appeared before District ourt Judge John Ward onday morning. The defendants were initially charged with PPD and third degree assault, however during a bench trial last week they were found guilty of PPD. District ourt Judge John Ward sentenced Fanene, Lemalu and Saifoloi to one-year probation with the condition they undergo and successfully complete anger management. The defendants were also ordered to not make direct or indirect contact with the victims or go near their home and they were also ordered to pay a fine of $150 each. According to the government s case the three defendants were in a vehicle that parked on the victims land at oconut Point. The government claims the victims, a grandmother and her granddaughter, asked the defendants not to park on their land and that s when the defendants assaulted both. Prosecutor for this matter was Assistant Attorney General Blake Hanley. VITOR LIWAN TALOLO PLEA HEARING ONTINUED A Filipino man charged in connection with a sex case has received a plea deal offer from the government. However the defense has asked the court for more time while they find a translator who will translate the offer for the defendant. Victor Liwan Tacloloy is charged with sexual abuse, resisting arrest, third degree assault and public peace disturbance. This matter was heard before Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond who was accompanied on the bench by Associate Judge amea Sala Jr. Acting Public Defender Leslie ardin asked the court for a brief continuance while her office locates a Filipino translator to translate the plea offer to the defendant, who has been in custody since his arrest. Richmond granted the request and scheduled another plea hearing next week onday. According to the government s case the defendant engaged in a drinking session with a young girl and it s alleged after the party, which occurred in October 2011, he touched the minor inappropriately. Deputy Attorney General itzie Jessop Folau is prosecuting in this matter. ALL PUZZLE ANSWERs on page 14

3 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 3 Aua man fighting for his life after assault by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Staff reporter A 32-year old man from Aua is fighting for his life at the LBJ hospital, receiving medical treatment at the Intensive are Unit, after he was assaulted over the weekend. The riminal Investigation Division with the Department of Public Safety is conducting an investigation into this brutal assault that occurred early Sunday morning. ommander of ID aptain Lavata i Taase Sagappolutele said the investigation is continuing, however once the police report is complete, it will be forwarded to the Attorney General s office for prosecution. Samoa News understands that no one has been arrested in connection with this matter. One witness told Samoa News that on Sunday morning he passed by and saw a group of people surrounding the victim, who was lying unconscious near an abandoned store. He stopped and saw that the victim s face was covered with blood. A few minutes later an Emergency edical Services ambulance arrived and took the victim to the hospital. A family member of the victim told Samoa News that her family had a birthday party Saturday evening and following that party her cousin was assaulted by a group of men. She said their family thought the victim was already asleep; however, the victim s wife went looking for the victim and found him lying unconscious in the bushes near the main road in Aua. She said her cousin had been assaulted with beer bottles. The family member said the victim suffered severe head injuries, and once he stabilizes and can be taken on the airplane, the family will take him off island for further treatment. Update: Investigation into the death of a hinese man ongoing by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Staff reporter The riminal Investigation Division with the Department of Public Safety has identified the hinese man found dead at his residence and place of business early Sunday morning, as 56-year old Zhang Qi Hui. ommander of the ID, aptain Lavata i Ta ase Sagapolutele told Samoa News that an autopsy has been requested with the Attorney General s office; and the investigation is continuing, with this matter being treated as a homicide until evidence comes up proving otherwise. Samoa News inquired if there are any signs of foul play, but the ID ommander declined to further comment on the case. The man was found dead inside his residence early Sunday morning by the landlord according to a neighbor, Tiana Tamaseu, who lives behind the house and store. Tamaseu said the man had health problems and she saw the landlord of the residence, at the house, knocking on the door last Friday and Saturday. She said the landlord went there to pick up the rent from the man, and there was no answer. The neighbor said the third time the landlord came to the door early Sunday morning there was still no answer, and it was then the landlord contacted police, who arrived and found the man dead on his bed. Tamaseu told Samoa News she moved to Satala in 1982 and the man s family was already living there. She said the man has two children, who currently reside in the United States. an arrested for fake kidnapping & ransom HAGATNA, Guam (AP) Police on Guam have arrested a man for pretending to be kidnapped so that his mother would pay ransom money. According to court documents, Justin Roy Jacosalem Santos told his mother he was being held hostage by a man with a gun. The mother paid $1,730 in four payments. An anonymous source told the FBI about the ransom demand. ourt documents say Santos then admitted he fabricated the story and used the money for gambling. He was charged with theft by deception and terrorizing. The Pacific Daily News reported Tuesday the 31-year-old is being held on $3,000 cash bail. NUU ULI: TAFUNA: Store Hours: on.-fri.:8:00am-5:00pm Sat.: 7:30am-2:00pm SAVE UP TO 25% TO 30% ON SELETED ITES FOR DAD TOOL BOX/TRA 22 GRA $25.49 Reg. Retail: $33.99 STOOL 2 STEP SINN STEP $15.74 Reg. Retail: $20.99 VA 12GAL PRO ULTRA $ Reg. Retail: $ ITER SAW OP 12 15A $ Reg. Retail: $ ORE SAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE STORE GRILL HAROAL 21-1/2 SQ $41.99 Reg. Retail: $59.99 PAINT FLAT 1GAL LATEX WHT $7.99 Reg. Retail: $9.99 HOP SAW 14 4HP 15A $ Reg. Retail:$ SALE ENDS SATURDA, JUNE 16, 2012 HAIR ADIRONDA STAING $17.00 Reg. Retail: $27.99 GRILL HAROAL 21-1/2 SQ $ Reg. Retail: $ WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIIT QUANTITIES. PRIES IN EFFET WHILE QUANTITIES LAST. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ORRET PRINTING ERRORS. AESSORIES SHOWN WITH PRODUTS ADVERTISED ARE NOT INLUDED UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED.

4 Page 4 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Boy Scouts will hold roundtable on global theme by Samoa News staff Boy Scout leaders and committee members in American Samoa are being called to a Roundtable meeting tomorrow, June 14 at the LDS chapel in alaeimi. Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., the Roundtable is being held for leadership training covering the Boy Scout theme for the month of June Sports. It is a broad theme, but according to District Executive for the local scout council, Fiamatai Faitau, it is meant to encourage scouts to zero in on one sport which interests them, and learn as much as they can about that sport. The scouts are working toward earning merit badges this summer, and the theme encompasses any sport which a young man can focus on to obtain his Sports merit badge. Scouts are encouraged to choose a sport they are interested in any sport at all and learn as much as possible about it. They are asked to research, observe, write about it, participate in it, understand the rules and regulations, and be able to demonstrate their chosen sport. Sport leaders throughout the territory along with trainers and coaches throughout the world have been asked to help out with this scouting focus. The theme is a worldwide theme, according to Fiamatai Faitau, it is not just a local theme. He said that scout leaders have been in contact with local sports trainers and coaches to help the youth in this endeavor. Sports as varied as Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling, Boxing and Baseball are possible fields of interest for the young men to choose from. We want the scout to look at the sport as a possible career for their lifetime, Faitau told Samoa News. We want our young men to focus on positive activities that build character, and sports is one of those things. He added, Not everyone is meant for the academic world; there are many who can excel in the world of sports, and use it as a means to get an education, and some will become scholar athletes. Additionally, beginning July the local scout troops will be holding an island-wide Summer amp on the grounds of Fatu o Aiga parish hall in Ottoville. The purpose of the Scout Summer amp, according to district leaders, is to help scouts earn merit badges, experience outdoor life, and learn to be self reliant. It will focus on leadership skills and becoming good citizens. Summer camp is also held to build up brotherhood, make new friends, and yes, to have fun. said Faitau. The Summer amp is open to any one who wants to join Scouting. But remember to be prepared with camping gear, tents, sleeping bags, first aid, flash lights, bath supplies and cooking supplies and snacks, but we want to encourage healthy snacks said Faitau. Registration forms must be filled out before July 7, and there is a $15.00 registration fee. There are currently 2,136 Boy Scouts on island which comprise 94 troops at numerous churches and schools on Tutuila and Aunu u. Plans are in the works for a scout unit in Ta u, anu a as well a new unit in Sa ilele. For further information, please call the Boy Scout office at or or contact Fiamatai Faitau at Osini Faleatasi Inc. reserves all rights. dba Samoa News is published onday through Saturday, except for some local and federal holidays. Please send correspondences to: OF, dba Samoa News, Box 909, Pago Pago, American Samoa ontact us by Telephone at (684) ontact us by Fax at (684) ontact us by at Normal business hours are on. 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. O SE TERITORI E LE AOPOOPO A E LE O FAITAUINA: O FEA O IAI LE FINAGALO O AERIA SAOA? tusia Eni F.H. Faleomavaega Sui Aoao i le onekeresi Ou te fa afetaia saunoaga talu ai nei a le afioga ia ovana Togiola Tulafono, ae tainane fo i se finagalo fa aali o le afioga i le Palemia o le alo Tuto atasi o Samoa ia Tuilaepa Sailele, e uiga i le tulaga o le faiga malo o lo o iai nei Amerika Samoa. O lenei mataupu o se mataupu ma ale ale tele, ma ua loa tausaga o ta oto pea i lona tulaga na sau ai mai le amataga e o o mai nei lava. O le fa agaoioina o lenei mataupu, e taua tele le iai o le fa autaga loloto ma le tofa mamao, e iloilo malie ai ma le fa aeteete se lumana i mau-mau-tutu o le faiga malo a Tutuila ma anu a. Ua tolu nei Fono Fa avae, tolu fo i omisi mo le Iloiloina o le tulaga tau Faiga alo na feagai ma Amerika Samoa. Ae talu ai ona o ni mafuaaga e matua le manino lelei, e le i mau a a lava i finagalo o le atunu u le fesili autu, pe o fea o le a fai iai le faiga malo a Tutuila ma anu a. E tasi se vaega atoa o la u tusi o le Fa afoeina o le Lumana i (Navigating the Future), na au ili ili ai le iloiloina o le tatou feso ota iga ma le Iunaite Setete. a e pei lava ona ou ta ua i lea taimi, e tatau lava ona tatou taga i toto a, pe o tulaga lelei ma talafeagai pea mo tatou se faiga malo fa a-teritori e le maopoopo ma le le faitaulia. Ia te a u a ia, ou te matua le lagolagoina lava le tulaga o lo o iai nei le tatou faiga malo. O le itu e sili ona ou popole iai, o le a afia lea o fa amoemoega o le lumana i fai mai o le tatou teritori, i malosi aga ma fete ena iga mai fafo e iai va fa atagata soifua, faiga upu fai o malo, fa apea mana oga tau tupe ma tamao aiga, ma o le a le maua ai e tatou tagata le agaga moni ma se autu tonu e fa asino iai le tatou aga i atu i le lumana i. Na iai le fa aeteetega i le amataga, ae maise ai se suiga e vave fai, ona o le talitonuga fa a-leatunu u: Aua le gagaua le laau a o mata. Ae o lenei ua 112 nei tausaga talu ona iai pea Amerika Samoa i le tulaga lenei i le la va feso ota i tau faiga malo ma le Iunaite Setete, ou te talitonu ua o o i le taimi ua talafeagai tonu lava ma se suiga o se isi tulaga tau faiga malo e fa ama ite mai e o tatou lava ta ita i, ae lagolago atoa e o tatou tagata. E taua tele le tatou amata tapena loa nei suiga, meanu e le i suia fa amalosi mai e ni tuleiga mai fafo. E tusa ai ma tala fa asolopito, ina ua vaevaeina e malo tetele e tolu Peretania, Siamani ma le Iunaite Setete le atu Samoa i le maliliega sa faia i Uosigitone i le 1899 sa le gata i le fa atuina o ni faiga malo fou na vaelua ai le atunu u, ae na toe vaevae fo i i ni tua oi na ta ape ape ai itumalo ma fa atasiga masani fa aatumotu. Na i u ane ua vaeluaina motu o le atu Samoa i ni vaega tu valavala e lua, e tofu lava le vaega ma lana faiga malo, e ese mamao a le tasi mai i le isi. Na i u ina avea Samoa i Sisifo ma teritori tausi a alo Aufa atasi, i lalo o le puipuiga a Niu Sila, ma o le 1962 na avea ai Samoa i Sisifo ma ulua i atu motu na ausia le tulaga o le tuto atasi i atu motu uma o le Pasefika. O lea ua fa ato a uma atu nei lava le fa amanatuina o le 50 tausaga o le tuto atasi a Samoa, ma ou te toe momoli le fa amalo ma le fa amanuia i ta ita i ma tagata nu u o Samoa ona o le aulia mai o lenei pine fa amau taua ma le aloa ia i la asaga o le latou faiga malo. Ae o le feso ota iga a Amerika Samoa ma le Iunaite Setete, e fa avae tasi lava i ni maliliega se lua sa sainia ma malilie iai ta ita i o Tutuila ma Aunu u i le 1900, ma le Afioga i le Tui anu a fa apea Fa atui i le E taua le manatua pea, fa ato a talia ma aloa ia e le onekeresi a le Iunaite Setete nei maliliega e lua i le tausaga e 1929! Talu ai ona o le tu fa asasa o Amerika Samoa o ia o le teritori e le maopoopo ma e le faitauina, o le fa afitauli o lo o feagai nei ma i tatou, o le fa ata amilomilo lea o le sa ilia o ni tali e tau fofo ai fa afitauli mai le Fa avae o le Iunaite Setete po o fa afitauli mai maliliega nei e lua. O le tele o fa ai uga a le Fa amasinoga aualuga a le teritori i le fa asolo mai o tausaga i mataupu e fitoi tonu i aia tatau a tagata lotoifale ma tagata sitiseni o le Iunaite Setete o lo o aumau i Amerika Samoa, na fa alagolago malosi lava i le Fa avae o le Iunaite Setete ma fa ai uga a le Fa amasinoga aualuga a le Iunaite Setete, e fofo ai ia fa afitauli. O lenei la faiga ua tu ai le mataupu tau ele ele ma fanua i Amerika Samoa fa apea isi tulaga fa aleaganu u, i se tulaga fa aletonu ma le ma ale ale. E iai vaega o le Fa avae o le Iunaite Setete e pei o Le Auala e Fa agasolo ai le Faiga o ea (Due Process) ma le Puipuiga Tutusa (Equal Protection), a fai ae fa aaoga i Amerika Samoa, o le a ono fete ena i ma aga fa avae o le tatou fa asamoa. O le fa aaogaina o nei aiaiga o le fa avae i Amerika Samoa ou te talitonu o le a fa asolo ai ina lepetia ma mou atu ai le iloga o i tatou o Samoa, fa apea le soifuaga masani na tatou ola mai ai. (Faaauau itulau 14)

5 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 5 WHO s cancer agency: Diesel fumes are bad LONDON (AP) -- Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization s cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many people breathe in the fumes in some way, the science panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust to carcinogen from probable carcinogen was an important shift. It s on the same order of magnitude as passive smoking, said urt Straif, director of the IAR department that evaluates cancer risks. This could be another big push for countries to clean up exhaust from diesel engines. Since so many people are exposed to exhaust, Straif said there could be many cases of lung cancer connected to the contaminant. He said the fumes affected groups including pedestrians on the street, ship passengers and crew, railroad workers, truck drivers, mechanics, miners and people operating heavy machinery. The new classification followed a weeklong discussion in Lyon, France, by an expert panel organized by the International Agency for Research on ancer. The panel s decision stands as the ruling for the IAR, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization. The last time the agency considered the status of diesel exhaust was in 1989, when it was labeled a probable carcinogen. Reclassifying diesel exhaust as carcinogenic puts it into the same category as other known hazards such as asbestos, alcohol and ultraviolet radiation. The U.S. government, however, still classifies diesel exhaust as a likely carcinogen. Experts said new diesel engines spew out fewer fumes but further studies are needed to assess any potential dangers. We don t have enough evidence to say these new engines are zero risk, but they are certainly lower risk than before, said Vincent ogliano of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He added that the agency had not received any requests to reevaluate whether diesel definitely causes cancer but said their assessments tend to be in line with those made by IAR. Experts in Lyon had analyzed published studies, evidence from animals and limited research in humans. One of the biggest studies was published in arch by the U.S. National ancer Institute. That paper analyzed 12,300 miners for several decades starting in Researchers found that miners heavily exposed to diesel exhaust had a higher risk of dying from lung cancer. Lobbyists for the diesel industry argued the study wasn t credible because researchers didn t have exact data on how much exposure miners got in the early years of the study; they simply asked them to remember what their exposure was like. Further restrictions on diesel fumes could force the industry to spend more on developing expensive new technology. Diesel engine makers and car companies were quick to point out emissions from trucks and buses have been slashed by more than 95 percent for nitrogen oxides, particulate and sulfur emissions. Diesel exhaust is only a very small contributor to air pollution, the Diesel Technology Forum, a group representing companies including ercedes, Ford and hrysler, said in a statement. In southern alifornia, more fine particles come from brake and tire wear than from diesel engines. A person s risk for cancer depends on many variables, from genetic makeup to the amount and length of time of exposure to dangerous substances. Some experts said the new cancer classification wasn t surprising. It s pretty well known that if you get enough exposure to diesel, it s a carcinogen, said en Donaldson, a professor of respiratory toxicology at the University of Edinburgh who was not part of the IAR panel. He said the thousands of particles, including some harmful chemicals, in the exhaust could cause inflammation in the lungs and over time, that could lead to cancer. But Donaldson said lung cancer was caused by multiple factors and that other things like smoking were far more deadly. He said the people most at risk were those whose jobs exposed them to high levels of diesel exhaust, like truck drivers, mechanics or miners. For the man on the street, nothing has changed, he said. It s a known risk but a low one for the average person, so people should go about their business as normal... you could wear a mask if you want to, but who wants to walk around all the time with a mask on? Another happy winner of the American Samoa National Olympic ommittee (ASNO) Instant Bingo, Siaosi and his son, along with the Puapua art owner and daughter (far left) and Tunoa Su a (far right) of ASNO. [photo: ASNO]

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That edge will narrow to about 2,000 under redistricting. who narrowly lost to Gif- fords in The race was a hard-fought preview of the broader fall campaign as the two parties used the contest to hone and test their political arguments for the Nov. elections, when everything from the White House on down will be on the ballot. Giffords had stepped down earlier this year to focus on her recovery from the gunshot wound she suffered in 2011 during a shooting rampage at a Tucson, Ariz., parking lot that killed six people and wounded 13. One of the wounded was Ron Barber, an aide to the congresswoman who will now serve the remainder of her term. Elsewhere Tuesday, Republicans, sensing a chance to capture the seat, sought to make the special election a referendum on President Barack Obama and his handling of the economy. They argued that Barber, who was asked by the lawmaker to pursue the seat, would fall in line behind the White House. Democrats, in turn, played to the senior vote by contending that Republican Jesse elly would not protect edicare and Social Security. With 86 percent of precincts reporting, Barber was winning about 52 percent of the vote while elly had 45 percent. Both candidates have promised to run for a full term in the fall, setting up a possible November rematch in a redrawn district P.O. BOX 9 PAGO PAGO, AS TEL: FAX: NOTIE OF INTENT TO ADOPT OR AEND RULES Pursuant to the American Samoa ode Annotated (ASA) et seq., the Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) intends to amend its Bylaws and Personnel anual. Interested members of the public may review these proposed amendments or documents and/or present their written comments on the same at the DBAS Administration Office located on the second floor of the Lumana i building at Fagatogo, American Samoa from Friday ay 25,2012 until onday June 25, Normal DBAS office hours are ondays to Fridays, 8am-4pm. For further information, please contact s. ary alauulu at telephone number or address Democrats hold on to Virginia, aine, Nevada, Arkansas and South arolina held primary elections - with most of those states choosing Senate nominees - as did North Dakota, where voters decided to let the University of North Dakota scrap its controversial nickname, the Fighting Sioux. In Virginia, former Sen. George Allen brushed aside three rivals in the Republican Senate primary. Allen s victory set up a November clash with another former Virginia governor, Democrat Tim aine, in a campaign closely tied to the presidential race in a state both parties consider vital for victory. In North Dakota, Rep. Rick Berg defeated businessman Duane Sand in the state s Republican Senate primary. Berg now faces Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the November race to replace retiring Sen. ent onrad. The election is expected to play a critical role in determining which party controls the Senate next year. The vote concerning the Fighting Sioux nickname came about after the NAA deemed it hostile and abusive, and placed the university under postseason sanctions. The state s Board of Education is now expected to retire the moniker and American Indian head logo. In Nevada, Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley easily defeated a slate of political unknowns in their respective primaries. Their fall race will be one of the most competitive in the country. In aine, state Sen. ynthia Dill won the Democratic primary in the race to succeed Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. aine Secretary of State harles Summers won the GOP nomination. The front-runner, former two-term Gov. Angus ing, wasn t on the ballot because he s running as an independent. No statewide races were part of the Arkansas and South arolina primaries. Of all the races Tuesday, the Arizona House race was the most closely watched, partly because of Giffords absorbing story and partly because holding onto the seat was important for Democrats if they want to regain control of the House. The party needs big gains in November to grab the majority from Republicans, who now hold a advantage with three vacancies, including Giffords seat. Republicans, riding high after a decisive victory in Wisconsin s gubernatorial election last week, set their sights on Arizona. A victory would have given party leaders a chance to claim momentum five months before November and fine-tune their plan to link Democratic candidates to Obama, the incumbent at the top of the ticket. Giffords, 42, largely shunned public appearances during the race, but in the closing days of the campaign she stepped out to help Barber. Outside groups spent more than $2 million on the race. Barber, 66, had a sizable fundraising lead in late ay, but spending from conservative groups helped reduce the Democratic financial edge. The Arizona 8th is a rare district that is competitive virtually every election. Giffords defeated elly by about 4,000 votes in 2010 when the election focused on immigration and when tea partyers rallied to the tough-talking former arine. Now, the economy and jobs are voters top concerns. elly, 30, spent the campaign arguing that Barber and Obama are out of touch with people in the district. He called for lower taxes and more energy production as ways to improve the economy. And he said he would roll back federal regulations and environmental protections in an effort to boost oil and gas drilling. Barber tried to convince voters that he understands their concerns. He frequently talked about building up the solar industry and cutting taxes for the middle class. While elly made it clear he would not support any income tax increases, Barber said the wealthy need to pay their fair share. The Tucson region is home to a growing population of retirees who rely on edicare and Social Security. elly said in 2010 that privatizing the programs was a must. He said he would protect Social Security for current seniors but that the program needed to be phased out. Giffords assailed his comments with great effect, and Democratic groups employed a similar game plan for the special election even as elly said his words were taken out of context. Democratic officials were thrilled that Barber won a seat in a district that President George W. Bush carried with 54 percent of the vote in 2004 and that John cain carried with 53 percent of the vote when he ran against Obama. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.., chairman of the Democratic ongressional ampaign ommittee, used the victory to make the claim that the election was a referendum on the Republican plans to drastically cut edicare and privatize Social Security, while giving massive tax breaks to millionaires, big oil and corporations that ship jobs overseas.

7 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 7 Soldier is found guilty of murder in Iraq shootings E valani s In Pago HAPP HOUR SPEIALS 5-8pm Sunday - onday FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) A Georgia soldier was found guilty Tuesday of killing his two Army roommates in 2010 at a U.S. base camp in Iraq, where prosecutors said he opened fire hours after complaining that the victims had let their room get too messy. A court-martial found Spc. Neftaly Platero guilty of two counts of premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murder after a weeklong trial. The verdict was reached Tuesday by a fivemember jury of Army officers and noncommissioned officers after 90 minutes of deliberations. We re happy that he was found guilty, said Desiree arrillo, mother of one of the slain soldiers, 20-year-old Spc. John arrillo Jr. We ll never get our son back. It s some closure, but he s still gone. The sentencing phase of the case was scheduled to resume Wednesday. Platero faces an automatic sentence of life in prison, but the jury must decide whether he will ever be eligible for parole. Fort Stewart commanders last year decided not to pursue the death penalty in Platero s case. Prosecutors said the 34-yearold soldier from ingwood, Texas, opened fire on his roommates as they readied for bed at amp Fallujah on Sept. 23, Pfc. Gebrah Noonan was fatally shot in the side and the back after having just returned to the room from a shower. arrillo was felled by the gunfire while rummaging through his backpack. He waited for the perfect opportunity to squeeze off these rounds and made a choice to kill his roommates, apt. Frank ostik, an Army prosecutor, told the jury in his closing argument earlier Tuesday. Platero didn t testify during his trial and members of his family declined to comment after the verdict. His defense attorney, Guy Womack, had argued that Army investigators rushed to focus on Platero as their only suspect even after forensic evidence failed to point to him as the shooter. Eighteen spent bullet casings were recovered from the room, and several matched Platero s assault rifle. But skin samples taken from his right hand soon after the shootings tested negative for gunshot residue. The government lost their objectivity at the very start, Womack said in his closing arguments. He declined to comment on the verdict after court concluded for the day, saying he preferred to wait until the jury had decided on a sentence. A fourth soldier who shared the room, Spc. Jeffrey Shonk, survived after a bullet creased his skull while he was lying on his bunk. But he testified that he was unable to remember the shootings, including who pulled the trigger. Noonan, 26, of Watertown, onn., and arrillo, 20, of Stockton, alif., were both dead by the time help arrived. No one else witnessed the shootings. Staff Sgt. Jhamaal artin, who testified he was one of the first to rush into the room, said Shonk was able to speak and told him: Platero shot us. None of the medics who treated the wounded soldier could recall him speaking. Platero s defense attorneys insisted artin s account was a fabrication. The sentencing phase of the trial began Tuesday with prosecutors calling the victims loved ones and Army colleagues to testify about how they had been devastated by the killings. Noonan s father, William Noonan, said he dreamed of his son trying to tell him something, but being unable to speak, only to find out the next day that he had been killed. The soldier s mother, Ling Noonan, told the jury it s hard for her to remember her slain son in happier times. The picture that s in my head, that I ll never get out of my head, is Gebrah in the casket, the soldier s mother said. One soldier who served alongside Noonan and arrillo cried on the witness stand as he described the memorial service held for his two colleagues in Iraq. And the officer in charge of the base where the killings occurred said his troops remained on edge throughout the rest of their deployment. This attack devastated the bonds of trust we had with each other, Lt. ol. Eric Larson said. It never occurred to me we would have a rogue soldier inside our own formations. argaritas $3.50 Budweiser $3.50 ape od $3.50 Screwdriver $3.50 Daquris $3.50 OTU-O-FIAFIAGA OTEL ROO SPEIAL $ Local Nightly Rate *Deposit Required TAO $1.00 araoke Biggest & Best Selection, FREE amakazi s For All Singers Open for BREAFAST, LUNH & DINNER American Samoa Government DEPARTENT OF EDUATION all , SHOOL IPROVEENT PLAN American Samoa Department of Education Invitation to Teachers Parents and ommunity embers Would you like to make a difference in our education system? The American Samoa Department of Education is developing a School Improvement Plan to reform our schools. If you are a teacher in public or private schools in American Samoa, a parent or a concern ed community member, you are invited to serve on one of the following committees: ORE URRIULU - This committee is for those who wish to have input into how our current standards align with the ommon ore, and what strategies should the DOE use for implementations. SHOOL EVALUATIONS - This committee will be comprised of educators all levels (Teachers, ounselors, VPs, Principals and DOE Administrative Staff) who wish to have input into the implementa tion of school evaluations. This team will develop the measurements and ranking criteria for ASDOE schoo ls, using the USDOE Blue Ribbon Schools odel. TEAHER DEVELOPENT/ERTIFIATION - This committee will be responsible for reviewing and proposing content-driven degree and certification programs that will meet the needs of our teachers and schools. This committee will have several content driven sub-committees comprised of educators all levels (Teachers, ounselors, VPs, Principals, and DOE Administrative Staff) who wish to have input into th e needs for specific content areas. Those with credentials in the core-content areas are strongly enc ouraged to join this committee. OLLEGE AND AREER READINESS - This committee will be comprised of individuals who wish to have input into comprehensive reform strategies for vocational education to enable our students to compete in a global workforce. The major objective of this committee will be a comprehensive needs assessment and recommendations for future areer Readiness urriculum. ommittees have begun to convene so we encourage you to sign up today. Stipends are available for qualified applicants. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact us by at: or call Dr. Amy Blizzard at

8 Page 8 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Jeb Bush: A willingness to compromise in Wash. D is gone TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he believes that the willingness to compromise that allowed Presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan to succeed no longer exists in Washington. He faults both parties for the problem. y father and President Reagan were successful because they were willing to put policy solutions above political wins. They recognized the president has a significant influence and ability to drive the agenda and used that to find common ground, Bush said in an to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Washington today is hyper-partisan with people speaking off political talking points rather than working together to find common ground to address the issues our country faces, Bush said. Bush s comments came a day after several news organizations reported that his father and Reagan would have a hard time winning the presidential nomination in today s Republican Party. Earlier Tuesday, Bush used Twitter to say his remarks were taken out of context. He told the AP that he was talking about partisanship in ongress as a whole. Both parties are at fault. Rep. Paul Ryan is one of the few who has shown courage. He proposed a well thought-out budget as a starting place for real discussions, Bush told the AP. What was he met with - incredible criticism from both parties. But, I hold Democrats more accountable because they control two of the three offices - president & Senate. Over the last four years, they have had multiple opportunities and have opted to take the politically expedient route over working together to find a policy solution. Bush reiterated his view that the tone of the Republican Party often concerns him. I don t believe it s a party that doesn t allow for disagreement among members - but that is often what it sounds like, he said. Bush also said the Republican Party needs to better express why its policies are better for the country. GOP candidates and leaders must communicate that clearly. How it is said - the tone - is important, he said.

9 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 9 Hoax emergencies cost oast Guard and the taxpayers NEW OR (AP) -- Hoax emergency calls like the one about a yacht explosion off New Jersey cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars a year, yet authorities who police the nation s coastlines acknowledge there s little they can do to prevent them. onday s search operation about 20 miles off Sandy Hook took about five hours and cost rescue agencies, including the oast Guard, more than $300,000 by the time authorities decided the person who reported the emergency had made it up. The caller said in a calm, clear voice that we have three deceased, nine injured aboard a sinking yacht called the Blind Date after an explosion on board. He said that he was calling from a solar-powered radio and that we have 21 souls on board, 20 in the water right now. The call made immediate national news and sent oast Guard vessels and New ork ity police helicopters scrambling to search for people and wreckage, only to turn up nothing. From the anadian border down to Sandy Hook alone, the oast Guard received 300 suspected hoax reports last year. Officials have to take such calls seriously, especially those like onday s, which contained minute details, authorities said. With other hoax calls, you can tell immediately they re from children, apt. Gregory Hitchen, deputy commander of the oast Guard in New ork, said at a news conference Tuesday. This one was somewhat calm but was giving a convincing story as to what the nature of his emergency was. aking a false call is a federal felony, with a maximum penalty of six years in prison, a $250,000 fine and reimbursement to the oast Guard for the cost of performing the search. Last month in Texas, the oast Guard launched a search for six people reported missing in the Gulf of exico, two days after a mayday call saying they were abandoning their sinking fishing boat in the waters off Galveston. rews searched more than 2,800 square miles but found nothing. In 2010, a man pleaded guilty to making a distress call in Winthrop Harbor, ass., reporting a vessel was sinking with four people aboard. The fruitless search cost almost $56,000, and the caller s sentence included payment of that amount, plus three months in prison and two years of supervised release. The oast Guard and other state and local agencies responded to more than 60 suspected hoax calls last year in the northern New Jersey, New ork ity and Hudson River region. The maritime agency conducted about a half-dozen criminal probes, resulting in no prosecutions, authorities said. The oast Guard has a new command, control and communications network called Rescue 21, which aims to reach mariners in distress but also zeroes in on fake reports. The system operates on a very high frequency, which will provide for clearer playback of distress calls, including hoaxes. But we hope that informing the public about the dangers of hoaxes will keep people from making the calls, oast Guard spokeswoman Jetta Disco said. (ontinued on page 15) This undated photo released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan shows the oldest galaxy, a red dot seen in the middle, that a team of Japanese astronomers said onday, June 4, 2012, they ve seen using telescopes on Hawaii, a discovery that s competing with other earliest galaxy claims. The Japanese team calculates its galaxy was formed billion lightyears ago, and their research will be published in the Astrophysical Journal. The scientists with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan used the Subaru and eck telescopes on the summit of auna ea. (AP Photo/The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan/yodo News) Thank ou - Fa afetai Tele Lava Lawrence Arthur Gandy LARR December 2, 1931 ~ ay 8, 2012 We wish to acknowledge, with deep appreciation and gratitude, the many expressions of love, kindness, sympathy & help from you, our families & friends, during our time of sorrow. Words cannot express how humbled we are by your generosity and affection for us & we pray that our good Lord bless you as you have blessed us. Please know that your kindness has meant so much to our family. Fa afetai. With Love: Uti, children & grandchildren Tenderly we treasure the past with memories that shall always last

10 Page 10 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 NUUULI PLAE INEAS $ Bargain atinees All Shows Before 6pm $ Senior Admissions All Day $ All Day For ids $ Adults Afghan President Hamid arzai gestures during a press conference at the presidential palace in abul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 12, President Hamid arzai is taking a defiant stand against NATO airstrikes, saying the military coalition can no longer fire on homes from aircraft in any circumstance even in defense of Afghan and foreign forces. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid) Survey: US drone program ADAGASAR 3: Europe s ost Wanted Rated: PG ast: Ben Stiller, hris Rock, Jada Pinket Smith, David Schwimmer Alex the Lion, arty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and elman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, ing Julien, aurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - adagascar style. Friday: 1:15 4:15 7:00 9: 20 Saturday: 1:15 4:15 7:00 9: 20 Sunday : 1:15 4:15 7:15 on-tues-wed-thurs: 1:15 4:15 7:15 SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSAN Rated: PG-13 Starring: risten Stewart, hris Hemsworth, harlize Theron Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen, who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with the huntsman Friday: Saturday: 1:00 1:00 4:00 4:00 6:45 9: 20 6:45 9: 20 Sunday : 1:00 4:00 7:00 on-tues-wed-thurs: 1:00 4:00 7:00 very unpopular overseas WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration s increasing use of unmanned drone Andrew ohut said Tuesday in advance of the drone strikes, Pew Research enter President strikes to kill terror suspects is widely opposed release of the survey, titled Global Opinion of around the world, according to a Pew Research Obama Slips, International Policies Faulted. enter survey on the U.S. image abroad. This is the first year Pew has included a In 17 out of 21 countries surveyed, more question about the use of drones in its survey than half of the people disapproved of U.S. on the Obama administration, ohut said. It s drone attacks targeting extremist leaders and now a global issue, he said. groups in nations such as Pakistan, emen and The polls were nationally representative surveys conducted by telephone or in-person inter- Somalia, Pew said Wednesday. But in the United States, a majority, or 62 views in 21 countries in arch and April. percent, approved the drone campaign, making In Pakistan, IA drone strikes targeted terrorist suspects for years, with the Pakistani American public opinion the clear exception. There remains a widespread perception government publicly condemning them but that the U.S. acts unilaterally and does not privately continuing to work with U.S. intelligence on joint counterterrorist operations. consider the interests of other countries, the study authors said, especially in predominantly That changed after the U.S. Navy SEAL raid uslim nations, where American anti-terrorism that killed Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan last efforts are still widely unpopular. year - carried out without Pakistani permission The White House declined to comment on or knowledge. Pakistan considered that a violation of sovereignty and has demanded the U.S. the report. The Obama administration considers drone strikes one of its most effective tools to either end the drone program or give Pakistan combat al-qaida - preferable to conventional control of the aircraft, something U.S. officials war because the strikes produce fewer American casualties and are intended to be more pal- After a lull in strikes as the U.S. and Paki- say they will not do. atable abroad because the use of drones keeps stan tried to mend fences, strikes have picked U.S. troops on the ground to a minimum. up again in recent weeks because U.S. officials In order to prevent terrorist attacks on the believe they have nothing to gain diplomatically United States and to save American lives, the with the Pakistanis by holding back, according United States government conducts targeted to two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of strikes against specific al-qaida terrorists, anonymity to describe highly charged strategic sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft, often negotiations. referred to publicly as drones, White House In emen, both military and IA drones counterterrorism chief John Brennan said in have stepped up the campaign against al-qaida s branch there, considered the most deadly April in a detailed and wide-ranging defense of the policy. He said targets are chosen by threat to U.S. interests. Those strikes are carried weighing whether there is a way to capture the out in coordination with emeni officials, with person against how much of a threat the person emenis signing off on the targets, emeni and presents to Americans. U.S. officials say. The global drone campaign under President In Somalia, drones are used less frequently. Barack Obama has killed a number of highvalue leaders, arguably more than any other failed state, there is no one for the U.S. to ask With no formal government in the war-torn, method including more than a decade of special permission, but officials have been careful to operations raids inside Afghanistan. A strike keep both IA and military strikes focused on in Pakistan this month killed al-qaida s most suspects considered to be high-value targets, recent second in command, Abu ahya al-libi. rather than targeting large training camps where As conventional U.S. forces draw down from dozens of would-be militants are learning their their missions overseas and drone strikes ramp trade. up, the ire directed at invading armies is being The idea is to remove the leaders rather than transferred to the unmanned aerial devices. killing large numbers of trainees and pulling We continue to see the public thinking their extended families into battle of revenge Obama has not fulfilled his promise that he against the Americans. would seek international approval for military force, and that s related to displeasure with the Pew Research enter:

11 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 11 American Samoa Department of Homeland Security TERRITORIAL EERGEN ANAGEENT OORDINATING OFFIE EARTHQUAE PREPAREDNESS TIPS

12 Page 12 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 FOR RENT JUL 1 ST, 2012 Genetically modified foods may get special label in A Approximately 1,150 square feet of prime retail/office space on the ground floor of this building in Nu uuli. The space is currently occupied by Origin Energy but they will be moving out in June and the space is available for rent on July 1st. If interested please call American Samoa Government DEPARTENT OF HUAN RESOURES PAGO PAGO, AERIAN SAOA SAN FRANISO (AP) -- alifornia voters will soon decide whether to require special labels for food made from genetically modified ingredients, in a closely watched test of consumer attitudes about the merits of genetically engineered crops. Advocates collected more than half a million signatures supporting the stronger labeling requirements, and the secretary of state this week certified the measure for the state s November ballot. If it passes, alifornia would be the first state to require labeling of such a wide range of foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GOs. The proposal would require most processed foods by 2014 to bear a label telling shoppers that they contain ingredients derived from plants whose JOB ANNOUNEENT This is an Employment Opoprtunity Employer DNA was altered with genes from other plants, animals, viruses or bacteria. any backers of similar legislation in more than a dozen states say the intent is to give consumers more information about what they re eating, and foster transparency and trust in the food system. ajor agricultural groups and the processed food industry oppose stricter labeling, saying it risks sowing fear and confusion among shoppers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified foods pose no greater health risks than traditional foods. Opponents of labeling rules say they could prompt hikes in packaging costs. If the measure passes, most raw or processed food made from plants or animals Job Title: Administrative TechnicianPosting Date: June 05, 2012Serial No.: Department/Division: Governor s Office/edicaid/Directors Officelosing Date: June 18, 2012AnnouncementN o.: Type of Position: Posting Type: Pay Grade and Salary Range: Full Time/Permanent Appointment Employment Opportunity/Open to the Public GS 09/$9,317-$28,167 Note: Note: This is exempted from the freeze as per the Governor s General emorandum General Description: The Administrative Assistant assists the Director in the general operation of the edicaid Program. Admin Assistant provides assistance in the logistics and support services to the edicaid office including the HIT Staff. ey Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and implement procedures for expediting the flow of clerical work for the office aintain office records and important documents Prepare reports, invoices, letters, financial statements and other documents, using Word Processi ng, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and Receive and record requests for information and publication Receive visitors and explain edicaid policies and procedures Assist the HIT team in developing and implementing outreach surveys, special studies and research es Assist in making preparations for meetings with stakeholders and edicaid oordinating ouncil Perform office errands and pick up office mail at post office Assist in carrying out assignments aintain office equipment and run periodic inventory of the office physical assets Perform other duties as required by the edicaid administration All other duties and responsibilities as assigned nowledge Skill and Ability: nowledge of: Health Information Technology HIT ommunication edicaid HIT program edicaid program state plan omputerized data system Electronic health records Ability to: have excellent communication and client relations skills communicate effectively, both orally and in writing interpret policies and regulations Skills in: graphics power-point presentations multitasking problem solving team building Academic and Experience Requirements: Applicant must have an Associate s degree in related field from an accredited college/university plu s 4 years of work related experience. ears of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for po rtion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience. omplete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the Personnel Division of the Depa rtment of Human Resources, or please contact the Recruitment unit at / with engineered genetic material would need to be labeled, although certified organic foods and alcohol would be exempted. eat and dairy products also would not require a label if the animals are fed with genetically engineered grains, which the initiative s opponents say amounts to a loophole. onsumers have a fundamental right to know what is in their food and make choices, so I think everyone should be working toward this, said Albert Straus, president of the Straus Family reamery, a popular organic dairy in Petaluma. Our labeling costs do not go through to the consumer. Straus avoids using genetically modified feed for his herd. His creamery became the first in the country to be voluntarily certified as GO-free in Organic farmers say they stand to benefit from more informed consumers who may reject genetically modified products and instead choose organic food. The Food and Drug Administration is considering a petition to label genetically engineered foods nationwide. The Organic onsumers Association has said labeling GO ingredients in the U.S. also would make domestic markets more competitive with markets in the European Union, which imposes guidelines on informing consumers about genetically modified food. Labeling opponents in alifornia, however, say the measure could spark frivolous lawsuits brought by citizens who believe a product is mislabeled, even if they don t claim to have been harmed. This could become a lawsuit magnet well beyond the borders of alifornia, said Tom Scott, executive director of the Sacramento-based alifornia itizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. ou re just going to see trial lawyers walking up and down grocery store aisles saying this doesn t meet the labeling requirements. The change could also place a new financial burden on farms, said Jamie Johansson, an Oroville farmer who is second vice president of the alifornia Farm Bureau Federation. Then, of course, there are the legal concerns about verifying that you are GO-free, he said. alifornia Secretary of State Debra Bowen also certified seven additional initiatives for November, including a proposal to modify alifornia s strict three-strikes sentencing law by making a life sentence on a third strike possible only when the new conviction is serious or violent.

13 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 13 Smoke from fire 60 miles away blankets Denver LOVELAND, olo. (AP) A northern olorado wildfire 60 miles away wrapped Denver in a pungent cloud of smoke for several hours cabin. Her home received two evacuation warnings that weren t answered, and a firefighter tried to reach the cabin before fire overtook the site, Fishlake National Forest in southern Utah. A third fire believed to have been sparked by target shooting near enterville, 15 miles north Tuesday and complicated the Sheriff Justin Smith said. of Salt Lake ity, was quickly aerial offensive against the Across the West: contained late onday. spreading mountain blaze, alifornia: A wildfire Wyoming: A 4-squaremile which has killed one person that briefly threatened homes and destroyed more than 100 in ern ounty was fully blaze at Guernsey State Park is 80 percent contained. structures. In southern New exico, a 56-square-mile wildfire threatening the village of Ruidoso contained. olorado: The 68-squaremile High Park Fire is 10 percent contained. ore than 600 Six helicopters and 600 firefighters are deployed. Firefighters contained 95 percent of a 13-square-mile fire in edicine damaged or destroyed at least people are assigned to the fire. Bow National Forest and 224 homes and cabins, and that number was expected New exico: Nearly 1,000 firefighters and more completely contained a 1,700- acre fire in Weston ounty. to increase. Lincoln ounty than 200 National Guardsmen workers found only heaps of are battling the 56-square-mile Arizona: A wildfire has charred nearly 2,700 acres but burned metal and other debris on home sites hit hardest by the Little Bear fire. It s truly heartbreaking to Little Bear fire. ontainment is 35 percent. ore than 500 firefighters bolstered lines around the Gila fire, the country s is now 40 percent contained; it began Sunday in the Tonto National Forest northwest of Phoenix. see the damage done to this largest at 438 square miles. In northern Arizona on the beautiful part of the country, Utah: Two wildfires Navajo Nation, a wildfire has New exico Gov. Susana artinez said after touring the area. With at least 19 large fires burning in nine states, President Barack Obama called olorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to assure him that the federal government stood ready to provide personnel, blackened 4,000 acres in burned about 600 acres. equipment and emergency grants for olorado and other states battling fire. Obama also tried to reach artinez, but her office said poor reception in the fire zone kept the two from connecting. The 68-square-mile High Park Fire in olorado shrouded downtown Denver, some 60 miles south, in a smoky haze early Tuesday. The smoke temporarily grounded the air attack on the fire, but helicopters and tanker planes took to the skies by midday. The fire was 10 percent contained Tuesday. Larimer ounty authorities allowed some residents to return home but issued 25 more evacuation notices near the west side of the fire because of limited escape routes. Among those affected by the new evacuations were up to 100 people at a camp, plus olorado State University s mountain campus at Pingree Park, Sheriff Justin Smith said. The wildfires in the droughtstricken West have tested federal resources. U.S. Forest Service hief Tom Tidwell announced late onday the agency was contracting eight heavy air tankers to increase the aging national fleet to 17. Still, olo. U.S. Sen. ichael Bennet urged President Barack Obama to sign a bill that would allow the Forest Service to buy as many as seven large air tankers outright. The U.S. House and Senate passed the bill last week. In olorado s Larimer ounty, authorities and family said Linda Steadman, 62, perished inside her mountain P.O. Box 6107 Pago Pago American Samoa ell: (684) A 2012 SUER PROGRA PARTNERSHIP SHIPARD SERVIES AUTHORIT Ronald Reagan Railway, Satala American Samoa Phone: Facsimile: PIED IN OLLABORATION WITH IP cgrath ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION FOR THE 2012 SUER PROGRA for ages 7 13 years: IP cgrath ENGLISH & AT ALL LEVELS $75 - if eligible for subsidy, Tues/Thurs only $150 - if eligible for subsidy (every day on-thurs) HIGH SHOOL WRITING: a specialized Piced lass for high school students only: $75 on a first come first serve basis. lass Times: 8am - 12noon or 12:30 4:30pm NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT PIED HEADQUARTERS IN NUUULI from 9am 4pm, UST REGISTER IN PERSON! 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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIT: Reports to the hariman and Board of Directors of the Shipyard Authority Plans, directs, coordinates and supervises the functions and activities of the Shipyard Responsible for the Operation and aintenance of government facilities and equipment Develops materials, equipment and staffing requirements Works with other ASG agencies and departments Develops and implements policies, procedures, standards and evaluates the work performance of personnel and initiates personnel actions onducts supervisory meeting with all managers, supervisors of all Shipyard divisions. Assists and advises Finance anager and Personnel Administrator concerning personnel matters, fiscal year budget proposals, monthly profit and loss statements and monthly balance sheet. Operates the Shipyard in line with an annual approved budget THE PERSON Tertiary qualifications in either engineering, business management or economics Previous shipyard, boat building or fishing industry experience, mninimum 10 years nowledge of boat construction, high technology engineering, marine painting applications, preparati on of quotations Business development experience and developmenet of an extensive domestic and international client b ase Extensive experience in administration, finance, personnel, training programs Ability to liaise effectively with government departments and authorities, the oast Guard, fishing boat owners TERS AND ONDITIONS The position will appeal to managers who have had many years of experience in a similar environment either in the public or the private sector. Previous international experience will be well regarded. An atractive employment package will be offered to candidates meeting the above criteria and it will be discussed in detail at interview. TO APPL Applications should sent in writing addressed to the hairman, American Samoa Shipyard Services Auth ority, PO Box 734, Pago Pago, AS 96799, to arrive before the 30th of June, 2012.

14 Page 14 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 DEPARTENT OF OERE Project Notification & Review System Legal Notice PNRS BO ARD EETING June 20, 2012 Notice is hereby given that the Department of ommerce/american Samoa oastal anagement Program has received a Land Use Permit Application from the following individuals. 1. ASPA c/- Dave Dacanay L Federal onsistency ertification and new construction for a water booster station, utilities and excavation - Gataivai 2. Frank Gaisoa c/- Frank Gaisoa Jr LVB Proposal for repair and convert existing for commercial use and utilities - Tafuna 3.Gafatasi Lemusu L Proposal for construction of a one dry litter piggery - Aoloau 4.Lorida Faasua L Proposal for construction of a one dry litter piggery - Aoa 5.Leon & athleen alauulu l Proposal for construction of a new commercial structure, utilities and septic tank - alae imi OTION FOR REONSIDERATION 1.Ernest Haleck L Proposal to construct new residential structure, roads/ driveways, walls/fences to include clearing, paving, and excavating - Ottoville Persons interested in or affected by a proposed project, are invited to review the project file and provide comments based on environmental issues, by contacting arvis Vaiaga e at , at the Department of ommerce in Utulei during regular ASG hours. Public comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, Interested individuals are also invited to attend a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at DO onference Room, on the 2nd. Floor of the Executive Office Building in Utulei. O lo o iai ile Ofisa o Fefa atauaiga ni talosaga mo Pemita e Fa atagaina ai le Fa aaogaina o Fanua ma Laueleele e tusa ma ala ole Tulafono. A iai se tasi e Fa asea pe fia tusia se molimau i ni Afaina o le Si osi omaga pe a galueaina nei Galuega, telefoni mai arvis Vaiaga e i le E mafai fo i ona e auai i le Fono a le omiti Fa afoe ia Iuni 20, 2012, i le itula e 9 i le taeao. TERITORI E LE AOPOOPO ai itulau 4 I le fesili pe avea tagata o Amerika Samoa ma sitiseni o le Iunaite Setete, ou te talitonu o le fesili lea e tatau ona pa u sa o lava i le va o tagata o Amerika Samoa ma le onekeresi a le Iunaite Setete, e fai e la ua le fa ai uga, ae le faia i le fa aliliuina o le tulafono a le alo Tele po o le Fa avae o le Iunaite Setete. O le mafua aga tonu lava lea ou te matua i tete e ai i le tagi lea ua fa aulu nei e le vaega a le onstitutional Accountability enter (A). O se fa ata ita iga manino lenei o le ono fa aofi mai o le fa ai uga fa a-le-tulafono a le fa amasinoga fa afeterale, ma o le saini o le peni a le fa amasino e ono avea ai uma Nasionale a le Iuneite Setete o lo o papa a ao ma nonofo i Amerika Samoa ma sitiseni o le Iunaite Setete, e aunoa ma ni tulafono malilie fa atasi na pasia e le onekeresi, e tu uina atu ai le tulaga sitiseni a le Iunaite Setete i Nasionale uma o lo o i Amerika Samoa. E na o tagata lava o Amerika Samoa i lalo o le pule aga a le Iunaite Setete o lo o fa avasegaina o Nasionale a le Iunaite Setete. a, i lalo o le faitauga o tulafono fa afeterale, o se ua avea ma Nasionale a le Iunaite Setete, o se tagata lea ua tumau lona fa amaoni atoatoa i le Iunaite Setete, ae le o ia o se sitiseni o le Iunaite Setete, e le o ia fo i o se tagata mai fafo. O le itu e fa anoanoa ai, o le fa aaoga lea o Amerika Samoa e le A i lana tagi ua fa aulu nei, e fa amaunu ai se fa afinauga fa aletulafono e suia ai le fa ai uga ua uma ona fai a le Fa amasinoga aualuga a le Iunaite Setete (e pei o le Downes vs Bidwell) i isi atu motu ae maise ai Puerto Rico. O le itu e sili ona leaga, e le i talosagaina lava e o tatou tagata se fesoasoani mai fa amasinoga fa afeterale i le mataupu lenei, ae o lenei ua te i lava ua foa ai fua Foaga e le i fai misa. Ia ma le isi itu, e le o logoina le onekeresi i se alagatatau e pasia ai se tulafono e fa atagaina ai le tulaga sitiseni a le Iunaite Setete i tagata o Amerika Samoa, ona o le mafua aga faigofie lava, e le i faia se filifiliga a Samoa pe finagalo e fai ma sitiseni i latou pe leai. E tatau ona tatou toe asia a tatou feagaiga ma le Iunaite Setete e tusa ma le tatou faiga malo E taua tele lea itu mo le atina e o le tulaga tau faiga malo ae maise ai le puipuia o le tatou aganu u. Ae o le tulaga lea e tatou te iai nei i le tatou faiga malo, ua pei i tatou o se va a ua tafea i le au ua leai se foeuli po o se tapasa, tulou o le upu e to ia te a u. Ou te manatu e tatau ona tatou tulitulia se maliliega feutaga i ma le Iunaite Setete, ma lalaga ai se feso ota iga e manuia uma ai itu e lua. O se maliliega feutaga i fa apenei e tatau lava ona sainia e le Peresetene, ona tu uina lea i le onekeresi mo le fa atagana fa ai u. E ono tele ni tausaga o le a tapenaina ai lenei fa amoemoe ma le Iunaite Setete, ae e taua tele le amata nei loa. Ou te manatu e tatau muamua i ta ita i o Tutuila, Aunu u, anu a ma Olohega ona taloina se feiloa iga fa aleatunu u e fa atalanoa ma filifili ai se ituaiga faiga malo a Amerika Samoa ma le Iunaite Setete. E foliga mai e iai se ese esega o le fa auigaina o upu ma gagana i le taimi na osia ai le sainiga a ao a ta ita i o le atunu u ma sui o le Iunaite Setete. I le taofi lea na iai o tatou tua a, o le sainiga a ao ma le Iunaite Setete o se osiga feagaiga ua malilie iai itu e lua. Ae o upu Peretania na fa aaogaina e o o mai lava i le aso, o le Deed of ession, o lona uiga: o le tu uina atu lea o se mea totino e aunoa ma se finagalo pe o se loto iai. Talu ai ona o lea itu, e mapu e ane ai pea se fesili, pe na tuto atasi ma pulea lava e nei atu motu i latou lava ae ua fa ato ilaoina i le taimi na saunia ai ma sainia ai nei fa amaumauga e o latou ta ita i fa aleatunu u. O lona lua, e matua tatau lava ia Tutuila, Aunu u ma anu a ona tutu ma fusia fa atasi i se mau ma se agaga fa afaiga malo e tasi. E le toe mafai ona tatou fa aauau pea le tatou faiga malo i le tulaga e pei ona iai nei, i ni feagaiga tu ma oti toe ese ese e lua. E pei lava ona ou fa ailoa atu i le tele o tausaga talu ai, e leai se so otaga fa afaiga malo o iai nei i le va o Tutuila/Aunu u ma anu a i le iai pea o feagaiga nei e lua, lea o lo o aloa ia pea i le va aiga a tulafono fa a-va-o-malo. I le ma lona tolu, ia iai se mana oga alagatatau e fau ai se fa amaumauga o fa amatalaga fa avae e fa amamafaina ai o tatou manatu ma o tatou mana oga, e filifilia ai le toe teuteu o feagaiga nei e lua, po o le toe fafauina o se talosaga mo se isi feagaiga po o se maliliega fou. O aiaiga o se feagaiga fa apenei e tatau ona fa ama oti ai le tulaga feso ota i o le faiga malo fa ateritori ma le Iunaite Setete. a e tele ituaiga so otaga ma le Iunaite Setete e mafai ona filifili i ai: o se maliliega feso ota i ma le Iunaite Setete e pei o na iai i le Taupulega a Atu otu o ariana i atu; o se tulaga fa a-asosi sa oloto e pei o le faiga malo a Setete Fa afeterala a le aikoronisia, Palau ma le Atu alesala; se tulaga fa ataupulega ma le Iunaite Setete pei o Puerto Rico; o se matafaioi puipui a le onekeresi a le Iunaite Setete e pei ona iai tagata Initia Amerika ma tagata Alaska; po o le tumau pea i le tulaga o lo o iai nei, o se teritori e le maopoopo ma e le o faitaulia. O le mea moni, o le tatou taliga tuli i fa afitauli o lo o iai nei i le tatou faiga malo o le a matua a afia ma afaina ai a tatou tu ma agaifanua i aso o i luma. E le mafai ona tatou u u mau le Iunaite Setete ma le fa amaoni i le tasi lima, ae tatou tete e i le isi lima le taliaina o le malosi ato atoa o tulafono a le alo Tele fa apea ma a afiaga o aiaiga autu o le Fa avae a le Iunaite Setete e le talafeagai ma le tatou fa asamoa. (This Ed Op ran in English in Samoa News, ay 18, 2012)

15 AS to host W General Assembly ontinued from page 1 Rev. Alo noted that the W was created as an experiment in a new missionary organization, with the resources no longer coming just from Europe. They voted for a democratic structure in which everyone contributes and receives from each other as equals. The 31 member churches span six regions and encompass a membership of more than 13 million people. hurches are organized into six regions, which include Africa, the aribbean, East Asia, Europe, the Pacific and South Asia. Every 4 years, about 125 representatives from all member churches come together to read the signs of the times, to reflect, to listen, to seek God s counsel, to set strategic priorities, and to select trustees for the forthcoming four years, he said. The Reverend added that the daily devotion in the morning and evening will address the theme with spiritual reflection, drama and songs, round table panels and group discussions as well as the talanoa. There will be 200 participants from the regional churches attending and the theme for this conference is Hope, the Language of Life. Rev. Alo said the theme s focal point is how hope is interpreted as that which gives energy and focus to life throughout our member churches and regions but asks what does this mean to them within their context? The W 2012 General Assembly expects different interpretations of this theme from each member church, according to their perspective. How is the language of hope spoken and manifested in your own communities? What does hope mean to you as an individual and to your community and church? What difference can hope make to a community? Does it channel energy? Does it convey focus and clarity? What is hope to you, how would you define it? Do you believe hope is vital to life and faith? The moderator of this organization is Rev. Dr. Prince oisraele Dibeela from Botwanna, Africa and the General Secretary, Rev. Dr. ollin owan from Jamaica. According to the outline program available on line the opening worship of the general assembly is on Sunday, June 17. Governor Togiola Tulafono will welcome the regional representatives, while the W oderator Rev. Dr. Dibeela will conduct the sermon. Throughout the week, special events are scheduled, such as a traditional ava ceremony on onday, along with a cultural evening later in the week, where there will be an opportunity for a parade of national costumes for this occasion and artifacts from the different regions will be displayed. Additionally the regional representatives will have a ten-minute video on the hopeful soundings from their region. We are keen to learn about all the positive happenings in the different regions, so that we can join them in the celebration of God s activity among each other, and also listen and share with each other such happenings so as to encourage and build up one another, their website states. Hoax emergencies cost the oast Guard ontinued from page 9 On onday, at least two calls came in a radio transmission after 4 p.m. from someone on land in New Jersey or southern New ork, possibly New ork ity s Staten Island borough, on a channel not typically used for emergencies, Hitchen said. The man claimed that the yacht had sunk but that everyone had made it to life rafts. The vessel, he said, was taking on water. I m in about 3 1/2 feet of water on the bridge right now, he said. I m going to stay in as long as I can before I have to bail. The caller said his group didn t have a handheld radio or flares in the dinghy to communicate with rescuers. On land, authorities had set up casualty staging areas in Newark and Sandy Hook, staffed by 200 first responders including police, fire and other emergency personnel, something New ork police ommissioner Raymond elly said turned out to be a terrible waste of resources. rews said they found no sign of any people or debris. When they arrived on scene, helicopters looking down, they would have seen life rafts, Hitchen said. And they would ve seen smoke. Total aircraft and boat costs for the oast Guard part of the search are estimated at more than $318,000, Disco said on Tuesday evening. That amount does not include the cost of triage and ambulance stations along the shoreline. The New Jersey State Police were out nearly $17,000. And that s just for one operation. With hundreds of responses to hoaxes describing emergencies both large and smaller, Disco said the national financial losses for futile searches easily amount to millions of dollars. The costs transcend money, however, said Rear Admiral Dan Abel, commander of the Boston-based 1st oast Guard District that covers six New England states and parts of New ork and New Jersey. False distress calls like this tie up valuable assets like helicopters and boats and put our crews at risk every time since we take every distress call seriously, he said in a statement late Tuesday. And they impede the ability of first responders like the oast Guard and our partners to respond to real distresses where real lives may be in genuine peril. A criminal investigation is under way, and authorities are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to a prosecution. There were no definitive leads as of Tuesday, Hitchen said. The oast Guard is investigating a possible tie between onday s hoax and a mayday call around this time last year. On June 14, 2011, a caller using a radio channel reported that a 33-foot sailboat was taking on water near Sandy Hook. Less than an hour later, another call informed the oast Guard that the boat was 90 percent submerged, and the caller claimed that four boaters were transferred to a small dinghy. A 10-hour search costing almost $90,000 turned up no sign of the boaters. ost hoaxes, Hitchen said, are perpetrated by non-boaters who just want attention. Dead fish and turtles found floating ontinued from page 1 they will analyze the fish and conduct a necropsy on the turtle next onday to determine the cause of death. He added that if the turtle has been decomposing for a very long time, he will not be able to send tissue samples off island for further assistance in this investigation. NOAA enforcement officer evin Painter told Samoa News that until DWR can determine if foul play was involved with the dead turtle, they will not step in. They are awaiting the report from DWR, which will determine if they get involved. Samoa News asked Tagarino if DWR has collected the dead fish to be properly dumped; however Tagarino said that is not their job, that s an ASEPA responsibility. ASEPA Deputy Director Fa amao Asalele Jr. said that he was not aware of the dead fish or the turtles) until Samoa News contacted him. The ASEPA Deputy Director said they will get on this matter right away. USG Lt. Steven aksey said this matter falls under DWR jurisdiction. samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 15 Is back or neck pain getting you down? hiropractic Health are may be the answer to your wellness plan. all for an appointment to see what chiropractic health care can do for you. Ask about our hair analysis lab services to check your status and further your wellness program. 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16 Page 16 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 elebrating the Life of Our Papa A Veteran of the ross REV. ASALOSALO FIU SOPOAGA Sunrise : August 13th, 1938 ~ Sunset : June 6th, 2012 Ia Outou Loto Tetele i le Alii, ma le malosi o Lona ana. Efeso 6;10 Funeral Program: Thursday, June 14, :00pm Family service rejoicing in his life and service will be held at the AS Pago Pago hurch Friday, June 15, :00am Final Service will be held at the AS Talalelei o le Faaolataga hurch, Tafuna Papa will be laid to rest at his family home in Happy Valley Tafuna immediately after the final service.

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18 Page 18 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Le ana omia ona Lali sii totogi ae tele foi sona lavelave Lali Se vaaiga atu lena i i a na pae solo i luga o le sami i gatai ane o le maketi i Fagatogo ma le Ofisa o le Puipuiga o le Vaomatua ma le Gataifale (DWR). Na taua e se sui o le DWR e faapea, o le a sailia e le latou matagaluega poo ai le va a fagota na lafoina i a ma laumei ua mamate i le sami ina ia mafai ona fai i ai sa latou faaiuga. (ata AF) Aisea taugata ai pili falemai e totogi e tagata mai fafo? tusia Ausage Fausia tatau ona eseese tupe e totogi I le iloiloga sa faia i le A o tu u fesili ai le to atele e tagata i le falemai aua o loo vaiaso na tea nei, e na o Lelei o le atunuu aemaise lava i totogi lafoga uma tagata faigaluega Peau ma oananu Va sui o le i le malo, ma fesoasoani tagata mai fafo o loo aumai i totonu o le teritori, pe aisea i le atina eina o pisinisi. komiti faafoe sa auai, faatasi ai ma le pulesili ia Gerstenberger. ua maualuga ma taugata ai pili Na taua e Gerstenberger e Na taua e kovana Togiola o le falema i e totogi e tagata faapea, e ui e le o se matafaioi Tulafono i luga o lana polokalame i le faaiuga o le vaiaso na mai fafo nai lo tagatanuu o a le falemai le saili o tupe e Amerika Samoa faapea ai faatino ai lana auaunaga, peitai tea nei e faapea, ana pasia e le ma i latou ua avea ma tagata o le mea tonu lena ua faia e le Senate le pili e $10 miliona lea nofomau, na faamanino mai ai LBJ i le taimi nei, o le saili lea na ia faaulu i le Fono e faatupe e le pulega a le LBJ e faapea, o tupe mo ia lava. o loo manino i le tulafono Sa ia taua foi e faapea, ua (Faaauau itulau 20) toe teuteu a Amerika Samoa ituaiga tagata e agavaa ona maua togafitiga fai fua mai le falema i. I le vaega o le tulafono lea na siitia mai e le taoto se fuafuaga a le falemai ina ia faaopoopo lana paketi i le $40 milioina mo le Tausaga Tupe 2013, ina ia fesoasoani atili ai i lana auaunaga. Afai e silafia e le LBJ e pulesili a le LBJ o ichael le lava lana paketi o loo i ai i Gerstenberger i le iloiloga lea sa faia i le vaiaso na te a nei, sa ia taua ai e faapea, o tagata o loo fai mai le tulafono e agavaa i togafitiga mai le falemai e aofia ai tagatanuu uma o Amerika Samoa, o tagata e le le taimi nei, e tatau ona talosaga i le kovana ma le fono e toe faaopoopo se isi tupe, o le saunoaga lea a Nuutofia Nuusolia sa i ai i le taimi o le iloiloga. Na taua e Togiola Tulafono o ni tagatanuu ae ua faaipoipo i luga o lana polokalame i le ua silia i le 10 tausaga o aumau ma latou fanau i le teritori. O isi tagata e aofia ai tagata faaiuga o le vaiaso na tea nei e faapea, na O le vaiaso muamua o Iulai faigaluega a le malo tele ua lea ua faamoemoe le pulega tofia e galulue i Amerika Samoa. Na taua e Olosega Amituanai a le LBJ e faalauiloa aloaia ai loa le aso e faamamaluina ai a latou siitaga o pili a le o Aua e faapea, e le falemai. Stop! tusia Ausage Fausia E ui o lea ua toe o se aga mae a le nofoaiga a le afioga i le matua ia Togiola Tulafono i le tofi ovana Sili o le malo, peita i ua ia faatula ia se lu itau malosi, ina ia toe si i totogi o tagata faigaluega uma i le teritori, ina ia o gatasi ma le tulaga maualuga ua i ai le tau o le soifuaga i le taimi nei. O le mataupu i le taugata o pili a le falema i, ASPA faapea ai ma le maualuga o le tau o oloa ua i ai nei, na taua ai e nisi i luga o le polokalama a le alii kovana i le tele o masina ua sola e aofia ai ma le vaiaso na te a nei, e leai lava se isi auala e mafai ai ona foia le faafitauli o lo o fetaia i ma le atunuu i le taugata o pili ma le tau o oloa nai lo le sii i luga o totogi, ina ia gafatia ai e tagata uma ona tali manaoga tau tupe i totonu o aiga. O lea mataupu na toe mapuna a e i luga o le polokalama a le alii kovana sili ia Togiola Tulafono i le faaiuga o le vaiaso na te a nei, ina ua laga e nisi o tootoo le tulaga o sii a le falemai o le LBJ lea foi ua toe faaolioli mai. Fai mai le manatu a se tasi o tama matua, o le faafitauli o lo o ia maitauina, o loo agai pea i luga tau o pili a le falemai ae le o mafai lava ona sii totogi o tagata faigaluega, peitai na taua e le isi tootoo e faapea, afai e le toe mafai se isi siitaga i totogi o tagata, e tatau lava i le malo ona saili se auala e taoti ai le sii pea i luga o le tau o oloa i le atunuu. O le mea lea ua i ai e le taitai gafatia e la u siaki o loo maua mai i le vaiaso ona totogi pili a le falemai, ASPA ma faasoasoa fo i i lo u aiga, ua matua pagatia lava le tulaga lea ua i ai le atunuu ona o le taugata o le soifuaga atoa ai ma pili a le falema i, o le tomumu lea a le isi tama i luga o le polokalame a le kovana i le aso To ona i na te a nei. I le tali fuaitau atu ai a le alii kovana i finagalo faaalia na ia taua ai e faapea, e le gata e le fou mataupu nei i lana faalogologo, ae o ni manatu foi e sili ona matagofie ma taua mo ia o le ta ita i, aua o moomooga fo i ia o lona loto ia vave mai se taimi e toe faia ai nisi siitaga i totogi o tagata faigaluega, peita i e ao fo i ona silafia e le atunuu, e le la ititi le upu lea o le si i o totogi pe a oo ina aapa mai le malo e faatino. Afai o le a sii totogi o tagata faigaluega, e le na o totogi amata e si i ae si i uma ai lava ma soo se totogi e aofia ai tagata e maualuluga o latou totogi o loo i ai, ina ia tagafeagai ai ma manaoga o le tulafono, ma o le isi la lena faafitauli e tula i mai pe afai ae sii totogi amata, o le saunoaga lea a Togiola. O le isi faafitauli na taua e le alii kovana e tatau ona fuafua i ai le siitaga o totogi, e tatau ona fuafua siitaga o totogi i le malosi o loo i ai le tamaoaiga o le atunuu, ina ia gafatia e le tamaoaiga le maualuluga o totogi. E ui e le o se mataupu e fou lenei i le faafofoga a le atunuu, peitai na saunoa Togiola, o se tasi lea o mataupu e ao lava pea ona faamanino i taimi uma, ona o loo i ai lava nisi o loo faia faasalalauga sese ma tuuaiga le sa o fai mai o le malo lea e mumusu e sii totogi amata. Ae na faamanino e Togiola e faapea, soo se taitai lava o se malo e pei fo i o ia, e vaavaai muamua lava i le faaiuga o le a fai, pe o se faaiuga e manuia ma lelei ai tagata ma le malo, e pei fo i la o le mataupu i le sii o totogi. O le a le faafitauli sa tatou maitauina ina ua sii totogi i le taimi ua te a, e le gata na aafia pisinisi ae na oo lava foi i le toa 1,800 lea na galulue i le Samoa Packing na faamuta uma a latou (Faaauau itulau 19) Before OU build that beautiful NEW HOE ake sure to treat your soil first for TERITES. Save and protect your home, call the experts Office Hrs. 9am to 2pm (684)

19 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 19 Tuioti Smith ulufale i pesipolo fa apolofesa tusia: Leua Aiono Frost Ua ausia fo i e se tasi o fanau a Alo o Amerika Samoa se isi matati a fou i le fa agatama o le Pesipolo, ma o se mea ua fa afiafiaina atoa ai le Auaiga Sa Tuioti i Aoloau, Amerika Samoa. O lenei tama o Brandon o le ulumatua lea o le fanau a Liuneta [Netta] Tuioti Smith i Irvine Los Angeles, alefonia. O se mea na fa ate ia ai le auaiga uma i Aoloau, o lo o sauni le uso ma le aiga i le fa au uga o lenei tama tino malosi o Brandon e faia i le aso 20 Iuni, O se mea lelei o fanau ae i u lelei o latou olaga i fa amanuiaga mai le Atua e ala i taleni ua fa au upegaina ai i le soifuaga o tauvaga i ta aloga fa apei ona maua ai nei tala fiafia. O se fa amama i lea a le faletua o Aufata Lavata i o Nu uuli ma Aoloau, i le taumafaiga a le tama matua a si ona uso o Liuneta Tuioti Smith. O Netta Tuioti Smith, le tina o Brandon na avea o se tasi o le vasega fa au u mai Leone High School i le tausaga 1978, ma ua avea fo i nai ona alo, o ni fa amanuiaga ma se fa aeaga o le tatou atunu u. O Liuneta Tuoti o lo o ua mae a fa aipoipo atu i le ali i o Neil Smith o Irvine, ma o lo o soifua uma ai i latou i lea a ai e o o mai i le taimi nei. O le a oga maualuga i Woodbridge lea sa ta alo ma a oa oina ai Brandon ma ua tele ona maka lelei i lona soifua ta alo mo lana a oga i le ta aloga o le Baseball i lana au ua fa aigoaina o le Warriors. Ua fa ailoa mai o le Washington Nationals lea ua latou filifilia nei o ia e avea ma se latou piki lona 15 i lenei tausaga mo le latou au pesipolo fa apolofesa. Peita i, e toe 15 aso o lo o totoe, e faia ai le fa ai uga a Brandon pe mata e na te avea le ofo a le Washington Nationals pe o le a fa aauau ana a oa oga i le Iunivesite o Grand anyon ma fa aauau pea ona ta alo i le au Pesipolo a lea Iunivesite, i le ta ita iga a le ali i faia oga o Andy Stankiewicz. I sona lagona fa aalia ua lomia lea i le nusipepa a le Orange ounty Register ua ia fa ailoa ai, Afai e mae a ona ou fa au u ia Iuni 20, ona toe lea o le masina e ao ina faia ai la u fa ai uga, peita i, afai ou te sainia le feagaiga lea ma Washington Nationals, o lona uiga ou te alu lava na o o a u ou te nofo i Orlando ma ta alo Pesipolo lava i aso uma, peita i, e ao lava ina mua i talanoa lelei a u ma o u matua i se la ua fo i fautuaga mo a u. O le au na ta alo ai Brandon Tuioti Smith o le Warriors a Woodbridge ma o le au lea na siamupini i le tausaga e O le matua lelei fo i o fa amatalaga na fa ailoa mai e le fa atonu ma le faia oga o lea au i le vaega fa asalalau a lea a ai, e tusa ai o le soifua tauva o Brandon i le Pesipolo i lona tausaga mulimuli lenei. Ua fa ailoa mai ana fa amaumauga e fa apea: O ana ta e.429 ma ana steals e 21 ma ua tu uina ai o ia i le 2.95 ERA i taimi e 9 na ta ai. Ua i ai lona avanoa mo le Iunivesite o Grand anyon peita i o lo o i ai fo i ana sikolasipi mai le Long Beach State ma Sacramento State. Ua fa ailoa mai, o lo o una i mai fo i se avanoa mo lea alo o le atunu u e le U Santa Barbara ma Loyola arymount. E ui ina tele nai avanoa matagofie mo lea alo, peita i, ua iloga mai le tula i ese o lea avanoa mai le Washington Nationals, ua iloa patino ai fo i, ua mae a sailiga ma ua iloa moni e le to atele o fa atonu ma faia oga o le Pesipolo fa apolofesa, o lo o i ai se iloa maoa e o Brandon Smith i le ta aloga lea. Ua mae a ta alo Brandon i le Dodger Stadium i lona tausaga o se Junior i lana a oga maualuga, ma ua soso o mai ma lona tausaga fa aiu i le a ogamaualuga ua avea na au pesipolo ma siamupini o le liki lea, ua atili ai ona mata i e le vasega polofesa nei lea alo o le atunu u. I sa u fa amatalaga o lona faia oga i lea fa agatama, ua alagatatau le fa alauiloaga ua i ai nei a le Washington Nationals mo Brandon Tuioti Smith, o se tasi e maoa e lona atamai ua i ai nei i le Pesipolo fa apolofesa pe afai e fa aauau pea i le mea o i ai nei! ana omia ona sii totogi ai itulau 18 galuega ina ua le gafatia e le kamupani le maualuluga o le siitaga o totogi, ma e oo mai lava i le taimi nei ua matua leai lava ni galuega a le to atele o i latou nei, o le saunoaga faatupu manatu lea a le alii kovana. E ui o se mataupu ua leva lenei mataupu peitai e talitonu le alii kovana, e ao pea lava ona faamanino ma faatalanoa, ina ia matua malamalama lelei le atunuu i le pogai e ala ai ona ia naunau e faateletelegese siitaga o totogi i le taimi nei. Saunoa Togiola, na te lagolagoina le sii o totogi, a ia fuafua i le tamaoaiga o le teritori. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia

20 Page 20 samoa news, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Le laau o le nonu lea ua valoia mai e le Ofisa o Faatoaga, e ono mafai ona avea ma se tasi o alagatupe tele mo le atunuu, pe afai e auina atu i maketi tetele i fafo e faatau ai lona sua e pei foi ona faia i Samoa. (ata AF) A TRIBUTE AND ELEBRATION FOR SAOAN WOEN IN LEADERSHIP OU ARE ORDIALL INVITED TO AN EXITING TRIBUTE AND ELEBRATION FOR WOEN IN LEADERSHIP PRAER BREAFAST SATURDA 16 JUNE 2012 PROPTL AT 8:00 A AT ALIU AI RESORT HALL, FOGAGOGO HONORING LOAL WOEN LEADERS AND ENOTE SPEAER, THE HONORABLE INISTER OF JUSTIE, SAOA PARLIENT, LE AFIOGA FIAE NAOI ATAAFA. DON T ISS IT! ALL ARETA SAVUSA AT OR PEA BAER AT TO RESERVE OUR SEAT AND REGARDING FREE TRANSPORT. This ad was paid for by the ommittee to Elect Salu and Savusa aliu alii 16 tausaga ona o le fa atamala ave ta avale tusia Ausage Fausia Na faaalia e urtis andall, 33 tausaga mai Pago Pago i luma o le Faamasinoga aualuga e faapea, o lona faatamala tele na mafua ai ona maliu Darren Smith Tualaulelei, lea na pa u mai tua o lana ta avlae, ia Tesema 29, O Tualaulelei na manu a lona ulu ma mafua ai ona aafia lona faiai, ma maliu ai i le lona ono o aso talu ona pau, e pei ona taua i faamaumauga a le faamasinoga. O le aso 27 o Iulai lea ua faamoemoe le faamasinoga e lau ai le faaiuga pe talia le tali ioe a andall ua tuuina atu. E lua moliaga mamafa na ulua i tuuaia ai e le malo le ua molia, e aofia ai le fasioti tagata pa ivalea ma le ave taavale faatautala ua mafua ai ona oo le oti i se tagata. Ae i lalo o le maliliega lea na sainia e le ua molia ma talia e le faamasinoga, ua tali ioe ai andall i le moliaga lona lua lea na toe teuteu e le malo, o le ave taavale faatamala ua mafua ai le maliu o se tagata. O le faalavelave lenei na tulai mai i le faaiuga o le tausaga e 2010 peitai na faatoa faila e le malo moliaga faasaga ia andall i le masina o ati na te a nei. Na taua e molimau i leoleo e faapea, o Tualaulelei na tietie i luma o le taavale lea na ave e andall ma pau ai i lalo. Na taumafai nisi e faia le PR i le po na tupu ai le faalavelave, ma mafua ai ona toe te i o ia ma toe manava. E le i auina atu o ia i le falema i i le taimi na lavea ai, ae na faatoa momoli i le taeao na sosoo ai ina ua fiu e fafagu e le i toe ala mai i luga. I le ripoti mai le foma i na faia le suesuega i le tino o Tualaulelei na taua ai e faapea, o se ta e i le isi itu o lona atigipoo, na mafua ai ona to a se vaega tele o le toto ma gaioi itutasi ai lona faiai, lea na i u ina maliu ai lava. Ina ua fesiligia e le alii faamasino sili ia ichael ruse le ua molia pe na te ioeina o lona faatamala na mafua ai ona oo manu ua ia Tualaulelei ma i u ina maliu ai, na tali le ua molia, ioe. Ua i ai manatu o loia o le a faatali le tuuina atu o ni a laua faafinauga mo se faasalaga o andall, se i maea ona tapena e le Ofisa Faanofovaavaaia lana ripoti ona faatoa tuuina atu lea o ni talosaga mo se faasalaga, peitai ua malamalama le ua molia, tusa lava pe finau loia i le faamasinoga mo se faasalaga mama mo ia, e pule le faamasinoga pe talia pe teena. Ua ia iloa foi, e le mafai ona toe suia lana tali ioe ua tuu atu i le faamasinoga pe afai e tuuina atu se faasalaga a le faamasinoga ae le tusa ai ma lona mana o. O loo tumau pea poloaiga o loo tatala ai andall i tua e faatali ai le aso 27 o Iulai lea o le a toe fofogaina ai lana mataupu, ma ua fautuaina foi e le faamasinoga loia a itu e lua ina ia tapena atu foi i le aso lea mo le lauina ai foi o le faasalaga o le ua molia, pe afai ae talia e le faamasinoga le maliliega lea ua ia sainia ma le malo, O le tamaitai loia ia Sharron Rancourt o loo tulai mo andall ae o le tamaitai loia sili lagolago ia ecilia Reyna o lo o tula i mo le malo i lenei mataupu. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia Aisea taugata ai pili LBJ ai itulau 18 ai le auina atu o gasegase i fafo mo togafitiga, e le tau toe sailia e le LBJ se isi alagatupe mo lea tautua, aua o lea o le a tupu pea le tupe lea ma faaauau ai pea le faatupeina o lea tautua. Saunoa Togiola, afai e faaalu e le LBJ le $1 e tasi e faatupe ai togafitiga mo le soifua maloloina o tagata, e toe totogi mai e le malo tele i lalo o le polokalame a le edicaid le isi $1 e faafetaui ma le $1 ua faaalu. O lona uiga, afai e $10 miliona e faaalu e le LBJ e faatupe ai togafitiga o gasegase i fafo, o le a toe maua mai ai le isi $10 miliona mai lalo o le polokalame a le medicaid, ma faaauau ai lava ona tupu le tupe lea e le toe motusia, o le faamaninoina lea e Togiola o le mataupu lea. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia

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