1 Buckle up! Fatalities rashes LOAL HIGHWAS to date office of highway safety LOAL HIGHWAS to date Denver Broncos No. 1 in the AP s Pro32 rankings B1 Last Friday, the government Road arshal was stopping and checking ASG vehicles for after-hour permits. Two vehicles were impounded after it was confirmed they did not have the necessary 24-hr permit. [photo: AF] samoanews.com Official of NHH indicted on new criminal charges 2 Daily irculation 7,000 PAGO PAGO, AERIAN SAOA Wednesday, October 15, 2014 $1.00 Fa aulu suiga tulafono i sponsor pisinisi mo tagata mai fafo tusia Ausage Fausia Ua i luma nei o le Fono Fa apitoa a le ali i kovana o lo o nofoia nei, se pili mo se suiga i le tulafono e mafai ai ona sponsor e kamupani faipisinisi tagata mai fafo, ina ia faia ai se teuteuga i le tulafono o lo o i ai nei ma aveesea ai le fa aletonu o lo o maitauina i le tulafono lenei, i le le manino lea o le aumaia e pisinisi o tagata mai fafo e galulue i totonu o pisinisi. O se vaega o le tulafono, o lo o taua ai le mafai e tagata Amerika Samoa uma, Nesionale o le Iunaite Setete fa apea ai ma so o se kamupani e faipisinisi i Amerika Samoa ona latou sponsor tagata mai fafo, peita i i le fa atomuga o le suiga o le tulafono ua i luma nei o le fono faapitoa, o le faaupuga o lo o i totonu o le vaega lea o le tulafono, o lo o atagia mai ai se vaega laititi e le o manino lelei e faatatau i le aumaia o tagata mai fafo e se pisinisi o lo o galue faipisinisi i le teritori. (Faaauau itulau 15) Faleomavaega is expected to be one among the nine candidates at AS forum by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News orrespondent Aumua added, I hope his health will withstand the long journey. This is why ongress ongressman Faleomavaega Eni is returning to the territory by the end of this week in preparation for the Nov. 4 general election, while gives the embers the opportunity to return has what they call a District Work Period. It ongress is in recess for mid-term elections to their homes to keep up with the concerns of across the country. He is expected to attend the the constituents they represent. By press time, Oct. 23 ongressional Forum organized by the Samoa News was unable to make contact with American Samoa ommunity ollege Student the other candidates for comments on Faleomavaega s scheduled return to the territory. Government Association, which has invited all nine candidates to take part. The ongressman s office in Washington The nine ongressional candidates are D.. confirmed onday night to Samoa News incumbent ongressman Faleomavaega Eni, that Falemovaega is heading home to the territory and will arrive Oct. 17. He will be in the Aumua Amata, apu J. Jamias, ark Ude, eleagi Suitonu-hapman, Rosie Fualaau territory until Nov. 7 before returning to Washington D.., with ongress set to reconvene Tago Lancaster, Togiola Tulafono, Tua au ereti atautia Jr., and Tuika Tuika. Nov. 12 following mid-term elections. Samoa This is Faleomavega s first trip to the territory since he arrived in October last year for an be arriving in Honolulu today to await his flight News understands that the ongressman should education conference, but instead was admitted to Pago Pago, which would be this Friday. directly to the LBJ edical enter for observation. A few days later he was medivaced to will hold a campaign rally before the general It s unclear at this point if the ongressman Tripler Army edical enter in Honolulu for election next month. The AS-SGA congressional forum that he s slated to attend will further treatment, followed by rehab. Aumua Amata, apu J. Jamias and eleagi be held at the AS gymnasium next week Suitonu-hapman told Samoa News that they Thursday. See elsewhere in today s issue for welcome the congressman home. (ontinued on page 14) ancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in American Samoa, and breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American Samoan women so it is with a sense of urgency and dedication that the Business and Professional Women of Pago Pago teamed up with Department of Health staff to distribute bright pink ribbons on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to remind all of us that we can fight cancer with a healthy lifestyle and yearly mammograms. Seen here, two lovely young ladies, who were shopping at Laufou enter on Saturday, proudly displaying their pink ribbons. [photo: tlh] Aua Assembly of God ids inistry program held this week for White Sunday. Samoa News thanks our readers for the many photos of their special events, and apologizes that we are not able to run them all. [courtesy photo]
2 Page 2 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Native Hawaiian Holding ompany official indicted on new criminal charges Facial SPA ASIAN ASSAGE ENTER Shiatsu Reflexology Oil assage OBINATION $45 for 60 minutes Location: Beside Brenda s Photoshop in Nuuuli Phone no: Business Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News orrespondent Federal court documents have revealed that Native Hawaiian Holding ompany (NHH) president Quin Ngoc Rudin is an alleged coconspirator in a new criminal case filed last month at the federal court in San Francisco, alif. Rudin pled guilty in February this year in the first case against him, a three count indictment handed down last year at the federal court in San Francisco. In this new case, Rudin is accused of defrauding isco Systems Inc. and its subsidiary isco Systems apital orporation and Altura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. through his own company called G Digital. The plea agreement, along with other court filings in the case, is sealed by order of the court. There is no date in electronic court records as to when Rudin will be sentenced for the first case but federal prosecutors in a motion filed Oct. 3 say that a grand jury indictment handed down Sept. 23 this year naming ichael Q. ai as a defendant and the case relates to a scheme to defraud Oracle America, Inc., a subsidiary of alifornia based Oracle orporation. The two count indictment alleges conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and engaging in a monetary transaction with criminally derived funds, said prosecutors, adding that Rudin is alleged to be a co-conspirator with ai in this new case. Prosecutors say the first case against Rudin and the second one against ai are two related cases because they concern one or more of the same defendants. And although Rudin is named as a defendant in the ai case, he is nevertheless alleged to be a co-conspirator and a participant in the scheme to defraud in that case, court documents state. Prosecutors also say that the government expects that Rudin s activities will be at issue in the ai case. For this reason, it will be more efficient for the judge who will ultimately sentence Rudin to preside over the ai case, they say. U.S. District ourt Jon S. Tigar has not issued a ruling on the prosecutor s request to combine the Rudin and ai cases. In the meantime, ai is scheduled to be arraigned later this week before a magistrate judge in San Francisco. In the ai indictment, the grand jury alleges that Rudin, who resides in Southern alifornia, held himself out as being an associate of Dearborne ircle, LL, which is owned and controlled by ai. Rudin is also an associate of ertus Solutions Inc. The indictment alleges that ai, Rudin and an individual with initials. agreed that they would fraudulently induce Oracle to permit Dearborne and ertus to re-sell Oracle software, licenses and technical support services to Pension Benefit Guaranty orporation (PBG), a federal agency. However, the trio would then fail, decline and refuse to pay Oracle for such software, licenses and technical support services, even after Dearborn/ertus had received payment from PBG, the indictment alleges, and noted that the fraud scheme occurred between August and October It also alleges that in August 2009, PBG accepted Dearborne s bid to sell software, licenses and technical support services for $908,504 and a PBG employee along with ai signed the purchase order for the same amount. However, Dearborne was not an authorized Oracle partner or re-seller, it said and alleged that the trio received the funds but never paid any of the money to Oracle, which was in the business of providing data base and application software to businesses and organizations, among other products. Samoa News should point out that the two federal cases do not give any indication that Rudin is an official with NHH. BAGROUND Rudin, along with NHH s EO Dennis anahele, G Digital, ommunity Investment orporation and others are named as defendants in a close to $4 million civil suit file in April this year by the local Attorney General s Office at the High ourt of American Samoa. NHH was contracted in 2011 by ASG to provide training and employment in the contact center industry for 900 NEG participants, and authorized it to operate job placement and supportive services in a setting that would serve as part of the Workforce Investment Act Workforce System which was overseen by Human Resources. However, a federal audit found unallowable costs of $2.53 million, in which the U.S. Department of Labor is seeking repayment from ASG. (Details of the lawsuit are found in the Apr. 7 edition of Samoa News) ASG s lawsuit alleges fraud, failure to pay taxes, compensatory damages, exemplary punitive damages, and unjust enrichment. ALL PUZZLE ANSWERs on page 14
3 embers of the fall 2014 Student Government Association at AS take a moment from organizing the ongressional Forum. All nine candidates vying for American Samoa s congressional seat have been invited to participate in the forum, which will take place on Thursday, October 23, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the ollege s Gymnasium. [photo: J. neubuhl] AS to host ongressional Forum By James neubuhl, AS Press Officer The nine candidates in the running for American Samoa s congressional seat have been invited by the Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa ommunity ollege (AS) to participate in a ongressional Forum that will take place on Thursday, October 23, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the ollege s Gymnasium. Although the candidates will only address questions from AS students during the question-and-answer portion of the forum, the public is still welcome to attend and observe. With excitement already building on the AS campus, the SGA is encouraging all students to attend this forum and to actively participate in the political process that will strongly influence the future of the Territory. This forum will give students an opportunity to see and hear what the candidates are really like, as opposed to what people are telling us about them, observed SGA Secretary Lottie Haleck. It s a chance to question each candidate about their platforms and their plans for our future. our vote is your voice in our government. It s important for AS students to attend so that they will be able to make a truly informed decision on Election Day. SGA Sophomore Representative Ina Tupufia echoed the sentiment that young adults concerned about the future direction of their home should take advantage of their voting power. This forum is important for the students of AS because we should care for the future of American Samoa, she said. It s important that we students have a chance to hear first hand from candidates, because sometimes our parents or our family try to influence our decision as to who is truly qualified. If American Samoa is going to have a bright and prosperous future, we have to make our votes count. With so many vying this year to represent us in ongress, SGA Freshmen Representative erry Seuseu encouraged her fellow students to take this opportunity to better understand the candidates. The forum will make students better informed and give them the opportunity to decide for themselves which of those running have what it takes to qualify for the seat, she said. Voting is a sign that you believe in democracy and that you feel that is a worthwhile and important thing every time you vote. SGA Honorary ember Joseph Vitaliano also feels that when weighing choices, nothing can substitute for listening to the candidates interact with each other and address questions from the public. Students should be fully aware of the background and eligibility of the candidates so they can choose for themselves who they feel would govern our Territory equally and fairly, he said. Also, if they have questions or doubts, the forum will provide students with a chance to voice them. For more information on the ongressional Forum taking place Thursday, October 23 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the AS Gymnasium, contact the SGA at , extension 341. samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Page 3 Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola virus care DALLAS (AP) A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses union. Nurses were forced to use medical tape to secure openings in their flimsy garments, worried that their necks and heads were exposed as they cared for a patient with explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting, said Deborah Burger of National Nurses United. Burger convened a conference call with reporters to relay what she said were concerns of nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Thomas Eric Duncan the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died last week. RoseAnn Deoro, executive director of Nurses United, said the statement came from several and a few nurses, but she refused repeated inquiries to state how many. She said the organization had vetted the claims, and that the nurses cited were in a position to know what had occurred at the hospital. She refused to elaborate. Among the nurses allegations was that the Ebola patient s lab samples were allowed to travel through the hospital s pneumatic tubes, opening the possibility of contaminating the specimen delivery system. The nurses also alleged that hazardous waste was allowed to pile up to the ceiling. Duncan died Oct. 8, and the hospital said Sunday that one of his nurses had tested positive for Ebola. She is hospitalized and was listed Tuesday in good condition. Wendell Watson, a Presbyterian spokesman, did not respond to specific claims by the nurses but said the hospital has not received similar complaints. Patient and employee safety is our greatest priority and we take compliance very seriously, he said in a statement. We have numerous measures in place to provide a safe working environment, including mandatory annual training and a 24/7 hotline and other mechanisms that allow for anonymous reporting. He said the hospital would review and respond to any concerns raised by our nurses and all employees. The nurses alleged that: Duncan was kept in a non-isolated area of the emergency department for several hours, potentially exposing up to seven other patients to Ebola; Patients who may have been exposed to Duncan were kept in isolation only for a day before being moved to areas where there were other patients; Nurses treating Duncan were also caring for other patients in the hospital; Preparation for Ebola at the hospital amounted to little more than an optional seminar for staff; In the face of constantly shifting guidelines, nurses were allowed to follow whichever ones they chose. There was no advance preparedness on what to do with the patient, there was no protocol, there was no system, Burger said. Va aiga Fou o A Taeao! A New Vision for A Brighter Tomorrow! (ontinued on page 14) Sui Tauva mo Uosigitone OUNG EDUATED STUDENTS I am concerned about our young educated class of students who are planning to return off-island due to lack of jobs. This erosion of our intellectual and technical assets are so vital to the futu re development of our territory. Our island leaders must adhere to these needs, and seek help to build both the private sectors and develop new businesses in the Territory to satisfy this dire necessity..jobs. Vote for eleagi Suitonu-hapman, I will work with our Governor, Lt.Governor and the Fono to make this happen. Please vote, November 4, Vote for ELEAGI SUITONU-HAPAN in November 4, POB 4856, Pago Pago, AS tel:(684) Landline and Facsimile ell: (684) Website: meleagi4congress.weebly.com Paid for by the supporters of eleagi for ongress
4 Page 4 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, accused of attacking school crossing guard LAS VEGAS (AP) A 21-year-old man and his 22-yearold girlfriend are accused of attacking a Las Vegas school crossing guard who witnesses told police waved them to a stop in an Audi sedan as it sped through a school zone, according to an arrest report made public Tuesday. Adam Patrick ondrat and Sabrina J. Torres were arrested after an off-duty railroad police officer intervened in the onday morning brawl near an elementary school and a middle school and several on-duty police arrived at the scene several miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip, according to the report. The off-duty officer, retired Las Vegas police Sgt. Robert Gibbs, received several stitches for a facial injury suffered during the scuffle, police said. The crossing guard, identified as Dano cay, was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises, according to the report. ondrat and Torres were held Tuesday at the lark ounty jail pending an initial court appearance. It wasn t immediately clear if they had lawyers. Police said neither was available for interviews. Torres was held on misdemeanor battery, conspiracy and false statement to an officer charges, according to jail records. ondrat was held on felony battery, mayhem and intimidating a public officer charges and several misdemeanor counts. Police said he fought with arresting officers and threatened to have friends kill the officers and their families. A witness told police that cay waved his hand-held red stop sign as ondrat approached driving an Audi sedan toward a crosswalk on aryland Parkway near Silverado Ranch Boulevard. She told police that ondrat emerged from the vehicle shouting, punching and kicking the crossing guard, who police said is more than 60 years old. harges filed against five teens in ice bucket prank LEVELAND (AP) Five suburban teenage boys were charged with dumping a bucket of urine, water and tobacco spit on an autistic 15-year-old boy who thought he was participating in the ice bucket challenge for charity. The uyahoga ounty prosecutor s office filed the charges Tuesday in juvenile court against the teens, who are between the ages of 14 and 16. Three of the teens face juvenile charges of delinquency, assault and disorderly conduct. They will be asked to go with their parents to the Bay Village police station to be booked. The other two teens were charged with disorderly conduct and will be sent summons to appear in court. All the teens, including the victim, are from Bay Village near leveland and attend Bay High School. The encounter occurred on Aug. 18 at one of the suspect s homes, authorities said. It was reported to police on Sept. 3 after the victim s mother found a video of it on her son s cellphone. The woman urged the media to share the video widely, and celebrities including leveland native Drew arey offered reward money to catch whoever was involved although authorities said they knew who dumped the bucket on the teen. Duane Deskins, the prosecutor in charge of the juvenile division, said in a statement that the victim and the five suspects were friends who would sometimes engage in distasteful and sophomoric pranks, but added that the fake ice bucket is clearly different. Dean Valore, an attorney who represents the autistic boy and his family, said the teen was scarred by the incident but is doing better thanks to the support he s received. He wants to be a normal kid, Valore said. He wants to fit in and he wants to have friends. Valore said the assault charges have some teeth. It s not a slap on the wrist, he said. 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 Telephone at (684) Fax at (684) advertisements to the newsroom 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. The D says it missed many opportunities to contain Ebola FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the enters for Disease ontrol and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals ability to manage the virus. Essentially any hospital in the country can take care of Ebola. ou don t need a special hospital room to do it, Dr. Tom Frieden said Oct. 2. ou do need a private room with a private bathroom. And most importantly, you need rigorous, meticulous training and materials to make sure that care is done safely so that caregivers aren t at risk. Less than two weeks later, Frieden admitted that the government wasn t aggressive enough in managing Ebola and containing the virus as it spread from an infected patient to a nurse at a Dallas hospital. We could ve sent a more robust hospital infection control team and been more hands-on with the hospital from day one about exactly how this should be managed, he said Tuesday. Frieden outlined new steps designed to stop the spread of the disease, including the creation of an Ebola response team, increased training for health care workers nationwide and changes at the Texas hospital to minimize the risk of more infections. I wish we had put a team like this on the ground the day the patient the first patient was diagnosed. That might have prevented this infection, Frieden said. The stark admission came as the World Health Organization projected the pace of infections accelerating in West Africa to as many as 10,000 new cases a week within two months. In a conference call late Tuesday, the nation s largest nurses union described how the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was left in an open area of the emergency room for hours. National Nurses United, citing unnamed nurses, said staff treated Duncan for days without the correct protective gear, that hazardous waste was allowed to pile up to the ceiling and safety protocols constantly changed. RoseAnn Deoro, executive director of Nurses United, refused to say how many nurses made the statement about Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, but insisted they were in a position to know what happened. A total of 76 people at the hospital might have been exposed to Duncan, and all of them are being monitored for fever and other symptoms daily, Frieden said. Nurse Nina Pham contracted the virus while caring for Duncan. Health officials are monitoring 48 others who had some contact with Duncan before he was admitted the hospital where he died Oct. 8. The Associated Press reported onday that Pham was among about 70 hospital staffers who were involved in Duncan s care after he was hospitalized, based on medical records provided by his family. Frieden said some of the world s leading experts on how to treat Ebola and protect health care workers are in the new response team. They will review several issues including how isolation rooms are laid out, what protective equipment health workers use, waste management and decontamination. In Europe, the WHO said the death rate in the outbreak has risen to 70 percent as it has killed nearly 4,500 people, most of them in West Africa. The previous mortality rate was about 50 percent. President Barack Obama, speaking at the end of a meeting with U.S. and allied military leaders, declared that the the world is not doing enough to fight Ebola. Pham, 26, became the first person to contract the disease on U.S. soil as she cared for Duncan. The nurse released a statement Tuesday through Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital saying she was doing well, and the hospital listed her in good condition. She has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat the virus and the hospital EO said medical staff members remain hopeful about her condition. Pham was in Duncan s room often, from the day he was placed in intensive care until the day before he died. I m doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers, she said. Pham s parents live in Fort Worth, where they are part of a close-knit, deeply religious community of Vietnamese atholics. embers of their church held a special ass for her onday and her sorority sisters at the Texas hristian University held a candlelight vigil for her Tuesday. Pham and other health care workers wore protective gear, including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields and sometimes fullbody suits when caring for Duncan. Health officials have said there was a breach in protocol that led to the infections, but they don t know where the breakdown occurred. Among the changes announced Tuesday by Frieden was a plan to limit the number of health care workers who care for Ebola patients so they can become more familiar and more systematic in how they put on and take off protective equipment, and they can become more comfortable in a healthy way with providing care in the isolation unit.
5 by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu Samoa News Reporter BILL INTRODUED TO REGULATE corp. SPONSORING ALIENS Both the Senate and the House of Representatives introduced in first reading, an act regulating the ability of corporations to sponsor aliens, amending the current local statute. According to the proposed bill, the current law under ASA is vague and provides minimal direction on the sponsorship of aliens by corporations, and this has led to the sponsorship of aliens by corporations in a manner that is inconsistent with the revised constitution of American Samoa. The territory would benefit from specific language to more effectively control and limit the sponsorship of aliens by corporations. Amendments to the bill are as follows: The proposed legislation says that any corporation authorized by statute to do business in American Samoa, and certified by the Attorney General to sponsor aliens pursuant to the following general requirements: established record of financial responsibility; proof of timely payment of local taxes, fees and other government assessments; in the case of a new corporation, proof of an established business plan for operations in American Samoa; and good corporate citizenship. These general requirements may be expanded or elaborated upon from time to time through the promulgation of regulations by the Attorney General. Revisions would also include that No corporation may sponsor an alien who has any control or interest in the sponsoring corporation. Such persons who are deemed to have control or interest in a corporation shall include but not be limited to alien incorporators, investors, shareholders, directors and officers of any corporation incorporated under the laws of American Samoa. The bill also deletes the part which says Sponsorship of persons may be transferred from one employer to another, provided the board is satisfied of the need and of the lack of permanent residents for such employment. The hearing for this bill is scheduled for today before the House at 8a.m., and Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale is the witness being asked to testify. an UPDATE ON the SEGAULA AIRRAFT The new date for inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the Segaula is now slated for November 17, 2014 says Aleki Sene Jr who spoke on behalf of Inter Island Airways dba anu a Airways Executive President Barney Sene. A hearing was held before the Transportation ommittee last week Friday, and was attended by Port Director Taimalelagi Dr laire Tuia Poumele and Aleki Sene Jr. Earlier this year Barney told the Fono that Segaula and anu a Airways would be up and running by April this year, before Flag Day, however that did not happen. In July, Barney told Samoa News that with all inspections completed the airplane will be up and running in October. During the hearing, anu a faipule Fetu Fetui Jr felt that the anu a people have been lied to and asked the Port Director as to who s lying is it you the Director or Barney. Aleki told the lawmakers that his brother Barney is the President of the Airline however he has been off island and he s scheduled to return next month with the FAA to conduct the inspections. After those inspections, they will know when the Segaula will be up and running. Fetui told Aleki that these were the same things told to the (ontinued on page 14) samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Page 5 Alicia eys holds protest for the lost Nigerian girls NEW OR (AP) Alicia eys held a protest in New ork ity on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April. Tuesday marked six months since the girls were abducted. eys kicked off a protest with 30 others at the consulate general of Nigeria, holding signs that read We Are Here and Safe Schools Now! They chanted Bring back our girls and When do we want them? Now! Now! Alive! as New orkers walked up the street during lunch hour, while others stopped to capture photos and video. eys, who is pregnant, said in an interview that she felt touched to take action because she is a mother. Her son, Egypt, turned 4 on Tuesday. Today is my son s birthday and it is also making me stand in solidarity with all the mothers of the hibok girls who have been abducted for six months and are still missing. And it is just outrageous that that s going on, the 33-year-old said as others chanted behind her. eys recently launched the movement We Are Here, which fights for social justice. She also recorded and released a song with the same name. She was joined by her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz. She said people need a reminder that the schoolgirls are still missing. Some people have even told me they ve heard things about there s been progress, but there hasn t been progress because the girls aren t back, eys said. So I think that we get mixed information. We don t know, so we just have to keep being made aware of what s happening. E TALITONU FALEOAVAEGA I LE GALULUE FA ATASI E talitonu atoatoa Faleomavaega i le galulue faatasi. I le lua tausaga talu ai, na galulue fa atasi ai Faleomavaega ma le nofoa iga a ovana Lolo ma ovana Lutena Lemanu, fa apea le Fono, kamupani ma pisinisi tu ma oti, ma tagata-nuu o Amerika Samoa, e galueaina ma faaleleia atili mata upu ma aiaiga e patino i le manuia o Tutuila, anu a Aunu u ma Olohega. O ni isi nei o gaoioiga ua aofia ai: I le latou galulue fa atasi ma le nofoaiga a ovana Lolo ma Lutena ovana Lemanu, le Fono Faitulafono, le Sosaiete Faipisinisi, tagata o Amerika Samoa ma Faleomavaega, na fa aali atu ai ia Peresetene Obama le malosi o le tatou tete e fa atasi i lana fuafuaga na tau fa atu mai i le lua masina na te a atu nei, e fa asaina ai ogasami o le Pasefika mai fagotaga. I le galulue fa atasi o le nofoaiga a Lolo ma Lemanu fa apea le Fono Faitulafono, na lagolagoina ai ma malosi le taumafaiga a Faleomavaega e tete e le tau fa aofi mai o le Bumble Bee ma le hicken of the Sea e tauva ma i a-tu u-apa mai Amerika Samoa, i le polokalama o mea taumafa a a oga i Amerika atoa. I le galululue fa atasi o le nofoa iga a Lolo ma Lemana, le vaega o Fitafita Tuai (VA) ma tagata o Amerika Samoa, ua mafanafana ai lava Faleomavaega o le a fa amanuiaina taumafaiga e fa atu se lala o le National Guard i Amerika Samoa, lea ua leva tausaga o taumafai iai. I le galulue fa atasi ma tagata o Amerika Samoa, na fa aulu ai e Faleomavaega se mau e fa alavelave ai i le fa amasinoga i le va o Tuaua ma isi e fa asaga i le Iunaite Setete, lea ua i luma nei o le Fa amasinoga Apili i Uosigitone. E maumau-tutu lava le taofi o Faleomavaega, o le fa ai uga pe sitiseni tagata Amerika Samoa, e tatau lava ona fai i le tofa mamao, le fa autaga loloto ma le finagalo malie o tagata lava o Amerika Samoa, ae le faia i se fa ai uga fa apoloa iga a se fa amasinoga feterale. E fa afetaia ai e Faleomavaega ovana Lolo, ta ita i o le malo ma le atunu u, ma tagata o Amerika Samoa mo le tutu fa atasi ma ia i lenei mataupu. This ad is paid for by the ommittee to Re-Elect Faleomavaega to ongress Toe Palota mo Faleomavaega mo le onekeresi
6 Page 6 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 With their mark on the Earth, humans may name era, too Sri Lankan fishermen stand near a catch of Shark at a fishery harbor in Negombo, outskirts of olombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct.15, In its fight against illegal fishing activities worldwide, the European ommissioner for aritime Affairs and Fisheries, aria Damanaki, on Tuesday announced a ban of imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) NEWS IN BRIEF Ohio groom, friend killed Thailand plans to build one of in crash on wedding day world s tallest skyscrapers UPPER SANDUS, Ohio (AP) An BANGO (AP) A Thai property Ohio man was killed on his wedding day when developer has announced plans to build a skyscraper in Bangkok that will be among the 10 a pickup truck carrying him, his new wife and friends crashed. Friends and family were tallest buildings in the world when it is completed in mourning the deaths Andrew Bloomfield, 27, of Galion, and his 26-year-old friend Elizabeth The 125-floor tower will rise 615 meters Shelton, who were killed Sunday in northern (2,018 feet) and include a luxury hotel, offices Ohio s Wyandot ounty when the truck s and an observation deck with panoramic views driver lost control, authorities said. of the Thai capital, developer Grand anal Bloomfield had married 37-year-old Ruth Land Public ompany Ltd. said in a statement. Driskill hours before the crash, which happened According to the ouncil on Tall Buildings just before 4 p.m., The Bucyrus Telegraph- and Urban Habitat, which maintains a database Forum reported Tuesday. Driskill was in critical of the tallest skyscrapers, the Bangkok Super condition, as was the driver, Timothy Tebbe. Tower will be the world s ninth tallest if it is Wyandot ounty Sheriff ichael R. Hetzel built on schedule. said Tuesday that alcohol likely was a factor in The developer intends the tower as the center the crash, based on statements of people who of a new business, shopping and residential were at the wedding reception, but that hasn t district in Bangkok costing 100 billion baht been determined for sure. ($3.1 billion). Hetzel said the four had gone to Tebbe s The ambitious plans, which were announced house and were returning to the wedding reception at a private barn. The truck drove off the economy, which has lost much of its dynamism Tuesday, are a vote of confidence in the Thai left side of the road and struck an embankment and struggled to grow during several years of and a utility pole before rolling several times political strife. and coming to rest in a cornfield, the sheriff s The military seized power from the elected office said. Investigators don t believe anyone government on ay 22, the 12th coup in Thailand since the end of its absolute monarchy in was wearing a seat belt. Driskell and Tebbe had to be extricated from artial law remains in place but business the wreckage, a sheriff s office report said. and daily life continues as normal. Shelton was dead at the scene, and Andrew The tallest building in the world is currently Bloomfield died later at a hospital. Dubai s Burj halifa, which has 163 floors and Jessica Lehner said her friend Bloomfield is 828 meters (2,717 feet) high. was like a brother to her. an charged in killings They were just getting ready to start a life of 4 family members, dog together and then three hours later or so, it just SANTA BARBARA, alif. (AP) A central alifornia man whom authorities say con- happened, and he s just gone, said Lehner. Police report Drunken Santa fessed to stabbing his elderly father and mother, zombie enters St. Paul home his two sons and the family dog has been ST. PAUL, inn. (AP) Police have charged with murder and animal cruelty. cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Santa Barbara ounty prosecutors announced Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa laus Tuesday that a grand jury indicted 45-year-old zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked Nicolas Holzer on felony charges that include herself in a bathroom. special allegations. Prosecutors haven t decided St. Paul police said onday the University whether to seek the death penalty. of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing Holzer remains jailed without bail. and taken to a detoxification center Saturday. Prosecutors contend that in August at his Police found him asleep in the house hours after Goleta home, Holzer grabbed kitchen knives a Zombie Pub rawl in inneapolis. and attacked his 73-year-old father; then his Neighbor and Ramsey ounty Judge argaret arrinan tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press a 74-year-old mother and the family dog. sons, ages 10 and 13, as they slept; then his 14-year-old boy fled from the house and called Authorities say Holzer then called 911 to for help when he discovered the intruder. She report killing his family. says his 16-year-old sister locked herself in a Authorities say Holzer, who had no criminal bathroom to call their parents. The teens father history, told detectives that the killings were his said that no one in his family will ever think of destiny. Santa the same way. (ontinued on page 10) WASHINGTON (AP) People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They re calling it the Anthropocene the age of humans. Though most non-experts don t realize it, science calls the past 12,000 years the Holocene, Greek for entirely recent. But the way humans and their industries are altering the planet, especially its climate, has caused an increasing number of scientists to use the word Anthropocene to better describe when and where we are. We re changing the Earth. There is no question about that, I ve seen it from space, said eight-time spacewalking astronaut John Grunsfeld, now associate administrator for science at NASA. He said that when he looked down from orbit, there was no place he could see on the planet that didn t have the mark of man. So he uses the term Anthropocene, he said, because we re intelligent enough to recognize it. Grunsfeld was in the audience of a Living in the Anthropocene symposium put on last week by the Smithsonian. eanwhile, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is displaying an art exhibit, Fossils of the Anthropocene. ore than 500 scientific studies have been published this year referring to the current time period as the Anthropocene. And on Friday the Anthropocene Working Group ramps up its efforts to change the era s name with a meeting at a Berlin museum. The movement was jump-started and the name coined by Nobel laureate Paul rutzen in 2000, according to Australian National University scientist Will Steffen. Geologists often mark new scientific time periods with what they call a golden spike really more of a bronze disk in the rock layer somewhere that physically points out where one scientific time period ends and another begins, said Harvard University s Andrew noll, who supports the idea because humans have become a geologic force on the planet. The age we are living now in is really distinct. But instead of a golden spike in rock, it s going to be a layer of plastic that covers the planet, if not a layer of (heat-trapping) carbon, said W. John ress, acting undersecretary of science for the Smithsonian. ress said the Smithsonian is embracing the term because for us it kind of combines the scientific and the cultural in one word. It s an ugly word, one many people don t understand, and it s even hard to pronounce, ress admitted. (It s AN -thruhpoh-seen.) That s why when he opened the Smithsonian s symposium, he said, We are living in the Anthropocene, then quickly added, the age of humans. Never in its 4.6 billion-year-old history has the Earth been so affected by one species as it is being affected now by humans, ress said. Steffen, one of the main leaders of the Anthropocene movement, said in an that the age of humans is more than just climate change. It includes ozone loss, disruption of nitrogen and phosphorous cycles that are causing dead zones, changes in water, acidification of the ocean, endocrine disruptors and deforestation. Steffen said there s no scientific consensus for the term Anthropocene yet, but he sees support growing. To become official it has to be approved by the International Union of Geological Sciences ommission on Stratigraphy. That process is detailed and slow, said Harvard s roll, who spearheaded the last successful effort to add a new time period the little known Ediacaran period, about 600 million years ago. It took him 15 years. The head of that deciding committee, Stan Finney at alifornia State University at Long Beach, said in an interview that he is often called the biggest critic of the Anthropocene term. He said while there s no doubt humans are dramatically changing the planet, creating a new geologic time period requires detailed scientific records, mostly based on what is in rocks. Supporters also don t agree on when the Anthropocene starts. Suggestions include the start of farming, industrialization and the use of the atomic bomb. The Geological Society of America hasn t taken up the term yet, but may soon start paying attention to the concept, said society president Hap csween of the University of Tennessee. I actually think it s a great idea, csween said. Humans are profoundly affecting the environment, probably as much as natural events have in the past. And when effects become profound enough, we draw a new boundary and make it a period.... It s a good way to point out the environmental havoc that humans are causing.
7 New Zealand, Turkey and Spain vie for U.N. council UNITED NATIONS (AP) Venezuela has taken the spotlight in this year s campaign for coveted seats on the U.N. Security ouncil but the hottest race is between New Zealand, Spain and Turkey whose foreign ministers are in New ork this week lobbying for votes. The U.N. General Assembly s 193 member states will vote Thursday to elect five new members to the U.N. s most powerful body and Venezuela s socialist government is virtually certain to win because it is unopposed for the single seat allocated to Latin America and the aribbean. Angola is the only candidate for an African seat and alaysia has no opposition for a single seat for Asia, so their victories are also virtually assured. Venezuela has gotten the headlines this year because its last attempt to get on the Security ouncil in 2006 by the late president Hugo havez was torpedoed by the United States. But despite current President Nicolas aduro s close ties with Syria s President Bashar Assad and Iran and its support for Russia over the Ukraine crisis, the United States chose not to publicly oppose Venezuela s candidacy this year. That means all eyes will be on New Zealand, Spain and Turkey who are competing for two seats representing the Western group of nations. The behind-the-scenes campaign by the three countries has been going on for the past year. Diplomats from New Zealand, Spain and Turkey have traveled the globe and invited U.N. diplomats to visit their countries. This week, the campaign moved into the open with all U.N. ambassadors invited to separate receptions onday night hosted by the foreign ministers of New Zealand and Spain, and to a reception by the Turkish foreign minister on Wednesday evening. The verdict of diplomats is the vote will be close too close to predict. New Zealand s Ambassador Jim clay told AP he was cautiously optimistic. Turkey s U.N. Ambassador Halit evik called it a very tight race but said he is strongly hopeful. Spain s Foreign inister Jose anuel Garcia-argallo told onday s reception that all the candidates have very solid credentials. But he stressed: y country presents a great spirit of service to the international community and a very large participation and tradition in peace operations. Security ouncil seats are coveted because they give countries a voice in matters dealing with international peace and security from Syria to the entral African Republic, sanctions against Iran and North orea, terrorist activities by groups such as the Islamic State, and the U.N. s peacekeeping operations. The 15-member council includes five permanent members with veto power the U.S., Russia, hina, Britain and France and 10 nonpermanent members elected for two-year terms. Seats are allocated by region, and regional groups nominate candidates. To win, each country must obtain support of two-thirds of all General Assembly members present, or a minimum of 129 votes if all 193 members participate. There are often hotly contested races. In 2007, for example, a runoff between Guatemala and Venezuela went 47 rounds with neither country able to get two-thirds of the vote. Finally, Latin American nations offered Panama as a compromise candidate and it easily won the seat. Because balloting is secret, there is intense lobbying for votes by candidates, even in uncontested races, to ensure they get the minimum number needed for victory. There are many stories of countries thinking they had promises of enough votes and then going down to defeat. Last year, just hours after winning a place on the Security ouncil for the first time, Saudi Arabia did a stunning about-face and in an unprecedented move rejected the seat, denouncing the body for failing to resolve world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war. Winners in Thursday s election will join the Security ouncil on Jan. 1 and serve through the end of They will replace Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, South orea and Rwanda. samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Page 7 Fa ataua le Tuana i, Ae Fausia se Lumana i Talu ai ona o a u o se Fitafita ritaea, sa avea fo i a u o se resitara mo le olisi Tu ufa atasi a Amerika Samoa, fa atasi ai ma sui mo ataupu tau Fitafita tuai, i le olisi Tu ufa atasi. Ou te ofoina atu ai lo u agava a ma so u iloa ua maua, ina ia fa atino ma galuea ina ai ni auala e mafai ai ona fesoasoani mai le alo tele mo Fitafita Tuai i Amerika Samoa nei. Woman kills teenager in zech school attack PRAGUE (AP) A woman stabbed a teenage boy to death and injured two other students in an apparently random attack Tuesday at a high school in the zech Republic, police said. Spokeswoman Jana routilova said the attack took place Tuesday morning in the central town of Zdar nad Sazavou, 120 kilometers (75 miles) southeast of Prague. routilova said the victim was a 16-year old boy. She said the 26-year-old female suspect also injured two teenage girls and a police officer before she was arrested. Regional police chief Radek alir said the suspect took one of the injured girls hostage but a police unit from a nearby nuclear power plant pacified her with a stun gun. Police said the suspect was from a different zech region and it was not immediately clear why she attacked the students. alir said police believe the suspect selected the town and the school at random. Prime inister Boslav Sobotka said he was shocked that the suspect was the same mentally ill woman who committed a similar attack two years ago in northeastern zech Republic. During that attack at an elementary school in Havirov, the suspect took hostage a 7-year-old girl and stabbed an adult employee. 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8 Page 8 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 High energy costs in Hawaii debated at The Grand Prize photograph goes to photographer Tin an Lee for his Bear Pounce image. Winning photos are on display at the Smithsonian exhibition, opening on Oct. 24, (PRNewsFoto/Epson America) by Joyetter Feagaimaali i-luamanu, Samoa News Reporter BROTHERS FIGHT AFTER ONE AUGHT TRING TO ISS STEP O Filipino brothers were arrested over the weekend after one caught the other kissing their stepmother, after which they got into a fight. This was during a drinking session at their residence in Faga alu. The incident came to light when the stepmother contacted the police for help. Samoa News is withholding the names of the brothers given this is a family matter. Upon arriving at the scene, police met with the stepmother, while at the same time there were other bystanders in the area looking into the house. The woman told police she walked into her bedroom when she saw one of her step sons was already inside the room. It is alleged that he tried to hug her and also tried to kiss her, and that she had a hard time trying to push the defendant away. The other brother came into the bedroom and saw what was going on, and then he ran and told his father. The brothers argued and then they fought. The police arrested the brothers, who were both under the influence of alcohol. The 32 year old stepmother is married to their father. The brothers, who are 41 and 27 years of age respectively, made their initial appearance in District ourt yesterday morning. Acting Associate Justice Elvis Pila Patea denied bail for both defendants due to their immigration status. AN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING HIS WIFE, AGAIN A man who s been placed on probation in the High ourt for assaulting his wife, was arrested again over the weekend. The woman walked into the Tafuna Substation to file her complaint, saying that she argued with her husband at her place in Fogagogo and that the verbal argument turned physical. The woman said her husband was not happy with what she said and he pulled her hair and slapped her across the face. According to the government s case, when the police arrived, the defendant had already left. The woman told the police that her husband had threatened to kill her and then left the house. The woman sustained bruises on her face and she also had minor scratches on her neck. The woman refused to be treated by the Emergency edical Services. The defendant was found later, when he returned to the house. The woman then contacted the police, informing them her husband had arrived home. Bail for the husband is set at $1,000. gubernatorial forum HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii has the highest energy costs in the nation, and easing the pain on the state s residential consumers was a recurring theme Tuesday in a gubernatorial forum. The state imports more than 90 percent of the energy it consumes, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a costly statistic the candidates said they would like to fix. But coming up with concrete solutions to complex energy problems in 30-second responses proved challenging for the candidates as they spoke in downtown Honolulu. The debate was hosted by Hawaii Energy Policy Forum, a collaborative organization housed at the University of Hawaii with representatives from the government, business, academic and nonprofit sectors. About 4,500 Hawaii residents with solar arrays can t connect to the state s electric grid, which has left many facing financial problems after paying for solar equipment that they essentially can t use. Former Lt. Gov. James Duke Aiona, the Republican candidate, said utilities should take responsibility for determining which households can connect to the grid, not consumers. Democratic state Sen. David Ige said he would encourage the Public Utilities ommission to add more staff and to move quickly to allow the utility to solve the problem. Former Honolulu ayor ufi Hannemann, the Independent Party candidate, suggested giving more power and money to the Public Utilities ommission, which regulates the utilities. Hannemann criticized Aiona for his role in the clean energy policy initiated by the Linda Lingle administration, saying that the state goal to get 40 percent of its energy from renewable resources by the year 2030 didn t go far enough. When people are clamoring for change, you need to step up, Hannemann said. Aiona said the goals were set by the industry. To say that we are going to reach 100 percent of renewables within 20 years or so is irresponsible, Aiona said. I think it s irresponsible not to set a goal of 100 percent, said Libertarian candidate Jeff Davis, who works as a solar consultant and calls himself The Solar Guy on his radio talk show. ome on. The candidates stressed education as a way to encourage less consumption of fossil fuels. Ige said creating more bike lanes could help. Do we increase parking in downtown Honolulu to be $500 a month to discourage use of cars? Ige asked. The candidates were split on whether liquid natural gas should be used as a bridge to using more renewable energy. Hannemann said the energy source is not renewable or clean and Davis called it a bridge to nowhere. Ige and Aiona said it s workable as a temporary solution. Hannemann said he d like to create a Department of Energy to focus on energy policy, and Davis, who acknowledged that he s less likely to win the governor s seat, offered himself up for a leadership role in the eventual winner s administration. If any of these opponents, and I consider them friends, become the governor, I offer myself for the job, Davis said. Former Honolulu ayor ufi Hannemann, the Independent Party candidate, greets an audience member at a Hawaii gubernatorial forum held at the WA in downtown Honolulu on Tuesday, Oct. 14, (AP Photo/athy Bussewitz)
9 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Page 9 WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week is expected LONDON (AP) West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the grim figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, the agency had estimated the Ebola mortality rate at around 50 percent overall. In contrast, in events such as flu pandemics, the death rate is typically under 2 percent. Acknowledging that Ebola was a high mortality disease, Aylward said the U.N. health agency was still focused on trying to get sick people isolated and provide treatment as early as possible. He told reporters if the world s response to the Ebola crisis isn t stepped up within 60 days, a lot more people will die and health workers will be stretched even further. Experts say the epidemic is doubling in size about every three weeks. WHO raised its Ebola death toll tally Tuesday to 4,447 people, nearly all of them in West Africa, out of more than 8,900 believed to be infected. Aylward said calculating the death rate means tracking the outcomes of all possible patients a complicated process since the numbers of cases are substantially underreported and much patient data is missing. Health workers have been hit hard by the virus, which is spread by contact with bodily fluids like blood, vomit and diarrhea. Doctors Without Borders said 16 of its employees had been infected with Ebola and nine of them have died. Speaking Tuesday in Johannesburg, the head of the charity s South Africa unit, Sharon Ekambaram, said medical workers have received woefully inadequate assistance from the international community. Where is WHO Africa? Where is the African Union? said Ekambaram. We ve all heard their promises in the media but have seen very little on the ground. For the last month, there s been about 1,000 new Ebola cases per week including suspected, confirmed and probable cases, Aylward said. The U.N. agency was aiming to get 70 percent of Ebola cases isolated and 70 percent of victims safely buried by December to reverse the outbreak. Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have been the hardest-hit nations in the current epidemic, and Aylward said WHO was very concerned about the spread of Ebola in their capital cities Freetown, onakry and onrovia where people move freely across borders. While some regions have seen the number of Ebola cases stabilize or fall, Aylward said that doesn t mean they will get down to zero. He said WHO was still focused on trying to treat Ebola patients, despite West Africa s often-broken health care systems. It would be horrifically unethical to say that we re just going to isolate people, he said, noting that new strategies like handing out protective equipment to families and setting up very basic clinics without much treatment was a priority. Aylward said there was no evidence that any countries were hiding Ebola cases, but said countries bordering the affected area, including Ivory oast, ali and Guinea-Bissau, were at high risk of importing the disease. This is not a virus that s easy to suppress or hide, he said, noting that Ebola has not spread very much internationally. I don t expect this virus to just go anywhere. There is exit screening in place and sick people won t be moving. In other Ebola news: A U.N. medical worker infected with Ebola in Liberia died in Germany despite intensive medical procedures. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said Tuesday the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight. He had tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 6, prompting Liberia s U.N. peacekeeping mission to put 41 other staff members under close medical observation. In Dallas, a U.S. nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus. Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse, was among 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, according to medical records. The plasma came from Dr. ent Brantly, the first American to return to the U.S. from Liberia to be treated for Ebola. Brantly received an experimental treatment and fought off the virus. In Spain, the government s Ebola committee said the nurse infected with the virus has improved slightly but was still in serious condition. Fifteen contacts of hers were being monitored. Starting Thursday, customs and health officials at airports in Washington, hicago, Atlanta and Newark plan to take the temperatures of passengers arriving from three West African countries. ancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in American Samoa, and breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American Samoan women so it is with a sense of urgency and dedication that the Business and Professional Women of Pago Pago teamed up with Department of Health staff to distribute bright pink ribbons on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to remind all of us that we can fight cancer with a healthy lifestyle and yearly mammograms. [photo: tlh] 14:00 to 04:00
10 Page 10 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Takara Tomy s prototype of new humanoid robot Robi Jr. is unveiled during the Japan Robot Week 2014 in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 15, This new Robi Jr. performs the speech recognition system with 1,000 Japanese phrases to respond to human voice. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) ELETION OFFIE American Samoa Government TO: The Electors of American Samoa FRO:hief Election Officer SUBJET:Local Absentee Voting Pursuant to the American Samoa ode Annotated (c)(3), the following qualified electors are allowed to vote by absentee ballot, even though they will be present in American Samoa on Election Day: 1. Those confined in any hospital; 2. Those confined in any public institution; 3. Those confined at home because of illness or physical disability 4. Those who are prevented from voting at polls because of religious ` belief, ruling, doctrine, etc.; and 5. Those serving as election officials on Election Day. American Samoa Administrative ode (b) authorizes the chief election officer to designate a day or days on which the foregoing qualified electors may cast their absentee ballots. Therefore, all those individuals who cannot vote at the polls on Election Day because of illness or physical disability, or religious reasons, must submit their requests to the pulenu u of the village. The pulenu u shall promptly turn in the requests to the Election Office. All those individuals who qualify shall cast their ballots starting on Friday, October 10 through onday, November 03, Election Officials will conduc this task by going to the qualified electors homes or confinements during this period of vote casting. Any qualified elector who fails to submit his/her request for absentee ballot to the pulenu u, must make the request directly to the Election Office. The deadline to request local absentee ballots is 4:30p.m., onday, November 3, No absentee voting will be allowed on Election Day. Sincerely Tuaolo. F. Fruean hief Election Officer NEWS IN BRIEF ontinued from page 6 First lady hosts White House garden harvest WASHINGTON (AP) ichelle Obama isn t afraid of a little dirt. The first lady, clad in dirt-stained black pants and sneakers, was joined by schoolchildren Tuesday to harvest lettuce, bell peppers, sweet potatoes and tomatoes in the White House itchen Garden. The children from Arizona, alifornia, Ohio and the District of olumbia attend schools that have school gardens, teach nutrition education or have farm to table programs that use local food in school meals. It s beautiful, the first lady said, as she marveled the garden before they started digging. And just imagine that everything was just dirt just a few months ago. And because the summer was so cool and wet and beautiful, everything is just bursting. After the hard labor, the children joined White House chefs in preparing a late lunch in the East Room. rs. Obama, in a new pair of slacks, toasted the students with a glass of water before they dined on pumpkin-sweet potato soup and chicken with ratatouille. The first lady planted the vegetable garden in 2009, a year before she began her Let s ove! initiative to encourage children and families to eat healthier and exercise. Police: Golf cart plows into students, injuring 2 FRESNO, alif. (AP) Police in alifornia say two students suffered serious injuries when a special-needs student got into a golf cart at a local middle school and took off, plowing into a group of teenagers. The 13-year-old student ran into the youths onday at Granite Ridge Intermediate in Fresno before hitting a tree. He and nine other students were taken to the hospital, but only two of the injuries were considered serious one was a broken leg, the other was back and neck injuries. Lt. Joe Gomez tells FSN-TV the teen likely wasn t familiar with driving and only traveled a short distance. Police say the golf cart didn t require a key to work. District spokeswoman elly Avants says school officials plan to examine the cart to see whether it malfunctioned. Dream beach house built on wrong lot HAO DUNES, Fla. (AP) A dream beach house in Florida has turned into a nightmare for a issouri couple. Six months after the custom house was built along the Atlantic Ocean near Palm oast, ark and Brenda Voss learned it s on the wrong lot in the gated Ocean Hammock community. ark Voss tells the Daytona Beach News Journal they re in total disbelief. The couple own 18 other residential lots in the community. They bought the lot in question in 2012 and hired eystone Homes to build a three-story, 5,000-square-foot vacation rental. But it was instead built on the lot next door, which is owned by a North arolina couple. The Vosses hired a lawyer, and eystone vice president Robbie Richmond says the company is trying to negotiate a settlement between the lot owners and other parties. Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports NEWAR, N.J. (AP) ustoms and health officials at airports in Washington, hicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. Federal health officials say the entry screenings add another layer of protection to halt the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed thousands. Screeners will use no-touch thermometers to try to find passengers with fevers. The screenings started at New ork s ennedy International Airport Saturday. The enters for Disease ontrol and Prevention said Tuesday that screenings will start Thursday at Washington Dulles, hicago O Hare, Newark s Liberty and Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta. ustoms officials say about 150 people travel daily from or through Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea to the United States. Nearly 95 percent of them land first at one of those five airports. Supreme ourt rejects appeal over Justice memo WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme ourt won t hear an appeal from a civil liberties group that wants to make public an internal Justice Department memo that allows the FBI to informally obtain phone records. The justices on Tuesday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the Justice Department could refuse to release the 2010 memo under an exception to the Freedom of Information Act. The Electronic Frontier Foundation argued that the public has a right to see how the Justice Department s Office of Legal ounsel authorized the FBI to access phone call records from telephone companies for terrorism investigations. The U.S. ourt of Appeals for the District of olumbia ircuit said the memo was part of the government s internal deliberations and therefore exempt from disclosure. (ontinued on page 11)
11 NEWS IN BRIEF ontinued from page 10 Obama: World not doing enough to fight Ebola WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says the world is not doing enough to fight Ebola. Obama suggested to reporters Tuesday that he will begin pressuring leaders of other countries to do more. He commented at the end of a meeting in Washington with U.S. and allied military leaders primarily focused on the threat from Islamic State militants. Obama says the U.S. will continue to do its part but that other countries must do more than they are doing right now. The president also offered thoughts and prayers to a Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola after she helped care for a Liberian man who died from the disease. Obama says he wants lessons learned from that case to be applied to hospitals around the country. alifornia to pay atheist PAROLEE $1.95 million SAN FRANISO (AP) The alifornia government will pay $1.95 million to an atheist and former parolee who went back to prison after refusing to participate in a religiously tinged inpatient treatment program. The Record Searchlight reports Barry Hazle Jr. of Redding and his attorney announced the settlement Tuesday in San Francisco. A federal court ruled last year that forced participation in a religious program had violated Hazle s constitutional rights. The 46-year-old Hazle served a year in prison on a drug charge and after being released in 2007 was ordered to take part in a rehab program. His parole agent arrested him on parole violation after he refused to participate in the program. After serving three more months, Hazle sued the state corrections department. police: Historic church bell missing in upstate New ork GLOVERSVILLE, N.. (AP) Police are looking for the thieves who stole a more than 1-ton brass church bell that was going to be placed in front of an upstate New ork museum. Officials tell The Daily Gazette of Schenectady that the nearly 150-year-old bell was stolen from a church that was demolished three years ago in Gloversville, in the ohawk Valley 40 miles northwest of Albany. Local officials had planned to move the bell to the front lawn of the Fulton ounty useum. But when they went to get it last Thursday at an undisclosed location, the 2,300-pound bell was gone. Officials say because of the bell s weight, more than one person likely stole it using heavy equipment. Police are checking local scrap yards and antiques dealers as part of their investigation. Weary Toronto mayor rob ford casts ballot in advance poll TORONTO (AP) A rough-sounding Toronto ayor Rob Ford has cast his ballot in advance of the Oct. 27 mayoral election. Ford, coming off his second round of chemotherapy treatment for a rare form of cancer, said Tuesday he wanted to support his brother s bid for the mayor s job. Rob Ford pulled out of the race last month and his brother Doug, a city councilor, is running in his place. Rob, straining to speak, says he s tired and not very good. He returns for another round of chemotherapy on Oct. 29. Rob Ford is still running for his old council seat. The 45-year-old has been engulfed in controversy since the Toronto Star and the U.S. website Gawker last year reported the existence of a video showing him inhaling from a crack pipe. Avalanche kills 4 trekkers in Nepal ATANDU, Nepal (AP) An avalanche on a mountain pass in northern Nepal has killed four trekkers from Poland, Israel and Nepal. Nepalese army official Niranjan Shrestha says rescuers have recovered the bodies, including two Poles, from the Thorong La pass, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of the capital, atmandu. Shrestha said army rescuers from nearby training camps were able to reach some of the trekkers and bring them safely to the nearest town. Last week s cyclone in neighboring India has triggered rains and snow in Nepal s northern mountains. The weather cleared up on Wednesday, allowing rescuers and trekkers to reach safer grounds. Emu corralled after jaunt through traffic TUSTIN, alif. (AP) It s not every day you see a 6-foottall bird running in traffic. But Tustin police say that was the report Tuesday morning when an emu got loose from a backyard pen. The Orange ounty Register says officers were called to a quiet residential area shortly before 11:30 a.m. By the time they got there, neighbors had safely corralled the big bird and returned it to a pen it shares with two other emus. A police statement says there was no threat to public safety. The emu is a flightless Australian bird that resembles an ostrich. It s the second-largest bird in the world after the ostrich and can sprint at up to 30 mph. Authorities say it s legal to own emus in Orange ounty with the proper zoning. (ontinued on page 12) samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Page 11 Department of outh and Women s Affairs AOGA TUI TEU (flower arrangement training) mo Tina ma Tamaitai Amataina Oketopa 21, :00 i le taeao i le 12:00 i le aoauli Faalua i le vaiaso Aso Lua/Aso Tofi mo le 10 vaiaso atua o Faiva; alia A. Lemalu Nofoaga: Fale Palota Tuai (Utulei) 30 Avanoa Lesitala ia Loretta isiaita i le poo Pa u Roy Ausage i le i-meli i le mailto: atagaluega o ataupu Tau Tupulaga, Tina, ma Tamaita i Department of outh and Women s Affairs NOTIE OF THE NAES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS THE OWNERS OF UNLAIED AOUNTS HELD B ANZ GUA IN, AERIAN SAOA The following Accounts have inactive with ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa for ten or more years as of July 31st, 2014 and still remain inactive with ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa. The Account Owners have until December 31st 2014 to contact: ANZ Guam Inc, American Samoa, P.O.Box 3790, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799, Attention: ustomer Service Department. Otherwise the funds will be transferred to the Treasurer of American Samoa during the month of January, (Pursuant to American Samoa Public Law 20-72, hapter 16, Title 28 ASA). After such transfer, all inquiries pertaining to the accounts should be directed to the Treasurer of American Samoa. VITOR STANLE XZ ONESSION EVELN EREDITH OR THERESA STEFFAN BETT TUIA WILLIA F J DUNN The following heck Owners have inactive ashier s hecks with ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank for ten or more years as of July 31, 2014 and still remain inactive with ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank. The heck Owners have until December 30th 2014 to contact ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank, P.O.Box 3790, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799, Attention: ustomer Service Department Otherwise the account funds will be transferred to the Treasurer of American Samoa during the month of January, (Pursuant to American Samoa Public Law 20-72, hapter 16, Title 28 ASA). After such transfer, all inquiries pertaining to the accounts should be directed to the Treasurer of American Samoa. SUTTON BANELIA TAASE SIONE LAVATAI LII STORE IN EPI SHUSTERENTRAL BAN HEINZ BENEFITTAX REFUND LELEAI FEPULEAILEIEA SIUFANUA SALAUTA SAVUSAASO TATALO O TINA EFAS PRESTO FOUNDATION RO OUNTAIN EPLOEES DELONTE ORPANZ SAOA FLOAT FOR SS SOUTH PAIFI POLIE FU
12 Page 12 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu which took part in the joint military exercise with their Philippine counterpart is docked at the Alava pier, off Subic Bay Freeport zone in Zambales province in northwestern Philippines onday, Oct. 13, Eduardo Oban Jr., former Philippine armed forces chief and now head of the Visiting Forces Agreement ommission which is tasked to paving the way for hundreds of U.S. forces to hold combat exercises with Filipino troops in the south, told the media onday that US Pacific ommand hief Adm. Samuel Locklear allegedly ordered the USS Peleliu and other US ships not to leave the pier until the investigation is done as to the involvement of a foreigner in the killing two days ago of a transgender at Olongapo city, in northwestern Philippines, which houses a former US naval base off Subic Bay. (AP Photo/Jun Dumaguing) NEWS IN BRIEF four dogs attack elderly couple in alifornia home ODESTO, alif. (AP) Two people are in critical condition after being mauled by four pit bulls at a home in central alifornia. Stanislaus ounty Sheriff Adam hristianson says deputies who arrived at the house Tuesday night found the four dogs attacking an elderly man in the front yard. He tells the odesto Bee the deputies found an elderly woman inside the house who was critically injured from dog bites. hristianson says deputies shot at the dogs, killing two and driving two into another yard. Investigators are working to determine what happened and who owned the dogs. hristianson says the animals didn t belong to the victims, whom he didn t identify. He says the owner or owners could be civilly and criminally liable for the dogs actions. Zuckerberg, wife donate $25 to D for Ebola NEW OR (AP) Facebook EO ark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla han, are donating $25 million to the D Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic. The money will be used by the U.S. enters for Disease ontrol and Prevention s Ebola response effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and elsewhere in the world where Ebola is a threat, the foundation said Tuesday. The grant follows a $9 million donation made by icrosoft co-founder Paul Allen last month. Zuckerberg and han are making the grant from their fund at the Silicon Valley ommunity Foundation. We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio, he wrote on his Facebook page. We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the D and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome. ontinued from page 11 1 charge dismissed after shoe thrown at linton LAS VEGAS (AP) A federal judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a misdemeanor violence charge against a Phoenix woman who pleaded guilty to trespassing after a shoe was thrown at former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham linton. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday that U.S. District agistrate Judge George Foley Jr. accepted a prosecution request to dismiss the violence charge against 36-year-old Alison ichelle Ernst and scheduled a Thursday hearing on her release from custody. Foley says he wants the defendant to be freed pending sentencing on the misdemeanor trespassing count. Ernst could face up to six months in prison but has already been in custody since shortly after the April 10 incident in which a soccer shoe missed linton on stage at the andalay Bay resort. an gets death in slayings of baby and grandmother NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) A man who said he d rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate after being convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother has been sentenced to die. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that jurors Tuesday night sentenced Raghunandan andamuri for the 2012 slayings of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and 61-year-old Satayrathi Venna in ing of Prussia. He was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say 27-year-old andamuri had planned to kidnap the two but botched it. They say he wanted money for gambling debts. At a hearing Friday, andamuri told a judge he d rather be executed than listen to others debate his fate. After consulting with his court-appointed attorney at the judge s urging, he agreed to remain at the hearing. lash over construction leaves dead in hina BEIJING (AP) Eight people were killed in a clash between construction workers and villagers in hina s southwestern region of unnan, authorities said Wednesday, as land disputes grew more violent. The Tuesday clash on the construction site for a warehouse and logistics center in Jinning county also left 18 people injured, the local government said in an online statement. It said six construction workers and two villagers were killed. The official statement did not give a reason for the conflict, but land disputes are common in hina where villagers often believe their lands have been unfairly seized for the benefit of developers. The state-run media outlet The Paper said the villagers had complained about inadequate compensations for their land expropriated for the project. The Paper said there had been several clashes between villagers and the construction crew before the conflict turned deadly. correspondent admits violation of quarantine NEW OR (AP) NB News medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman has admitted that some members of her crew violated a voluntary quarantine to protect against Ebola, a misstep that caused New Jersey health officials to make that quarantine mandatory. NB said Tuesday that Snyderman and her crew are taking their temperatures regularly and remain healthy. The team was reporting in Liberia alongside cameraman Ashoka ukpo, who tested positive for the deadly disease and is now being treated in Nebraska. Snyderman confirmed the violation, but neither she nor NB representatives would give details. The local news website Planet Princeton reported that Snyderman and others drove for takeout food last week. After the report, New Jersey health authorities ordered Snyderman and her crew to remain quarantined until after 21 days had passed since their potential exposure to the virus. Australian troops to Iraq held up by legal matters ANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australia s prime minister said on Wednesday that Australian special forces sent to Iraq haven t been able to enter the country yet because the Iraqi government has not provided the necessary legal guarantees. Prime inister Tony Abbott said he wanted the same indemnity from prosecution under Iraqi law for 200 Australian special operations troops as American troops already had in Iraq. Abbott said that he was confident that the situation would be resolved in the next few days. The soldiers are being sent to advise and assist Iraqi security forces. They were sent a month ago to the United Arab Emirates at the request of the United States. At the same time, Australia also sent six F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighters. The fighter jets were now flying almost daily combat missions against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq, Abbott said. Iraqi officials have repeatedly said that while the warplanes were welcome, foreign troops on the ground in their country were not. Wheelchair recalling traffic death stolen in RI NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) A wheelchair placed near a Newport, Rhode Island, intersection as a memorial to a man killed at the site in January has been stolen. The Newport Daily News reports that Annette Bourbonniere, an advocate for disabled people, said the intersection is dangerous and the wheelchair reminds passers-by of the death of Robert Silvia at the site. The 57-yearold man was in his wheelchair when he was struck by a pickup truck in a crosswalk. He died several days later Bourbonniere said she noticed the so-called ghost wheelchair in memory of Silvia was missing Saturday and reported it to police. It had been chained to a street sign.
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14 Page 14 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Notice of Unclaimed Bank Deposits Bank of Hawaii P.O. Box 69 Utulei Pago Pago, AS 96799» Friends of the Barstow Foundation c/o Brent Schwenke» Frank B. oors laims must be made in person at the Utulei Branch NOTIE FOR SEPARATION AGREEENT TO embers of the SEIGAFOLAVA Family and to all whom these present may come! NOTIE IS HEREB GIVEN that JAINTA & LELAND SLATER of AALUIA has offered for recording in this office an instrument in writing which seeks to separate a certain structure which is or to be erected, on land PULEIEAVALE allegedly belonging to SEI- GAFOLAVA FAIL of the village of AALUIA. Said land PULEIEAVALE is situated in or near the village of AALUIA in the ounty of ALATAUA, Island of TUTUILA, American Samoa. NOTIE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any interested person may object to the recording of such instrument by filing in the Territorial Registar s Office in Fagatogo, a written objection to the recording of said instrument. Any objections thereto must be filed with in 30 days from the date of posting of this notice. NOTIE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if no such objections are filed within the said 30 day period, the instrument will be recorded and shall be valid and binding on all persons. The said instrument may be examined at any time at the Territorial Registrar s Office. POSTED: OTOBER 9, 2014 thru NOVEBER 10, 2014 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar FA AALIGA O LE FEAGAIGA O SE TU U ESEINA I tagata o le aiga sa SEIGAFOLAVA, ma i latou uma e silasila ma lauiloaina lenei fa aaliga! O le fa aaliga lenei ona o JAINTA & LELAND SLATER o le nu u o AALUIA ua ia fa aulufaleina mai i lenei ofisa se feagaiga tusitusi e fa ailoa ai se mana oga fia tu u eseina o se fale ua/po o le a, fa atuina i luga o le fanua o PULEIEAVALE e fa asino i le aiga sa SEIGAFOLAVA, o le nu u o AALUIA. O lenei fanua e totonu pe latalata ane i le nu u o AALUIA, itumalo o ALATAUA, ile motu o TUTUILA, Amerika Samoa. O le fa aaliga fo i e fa apea, so o se tasi e iai sona aia i lenei mata upu e mafai ona fa atu i iese ile fa amauina o lenei feagaiga pe a auina mai i le ofisa ole Resitara o le Teritori of Amerika Samoa i Fagatogo, sana fa atu ese tusitusia. O fa atu iesega uma lava e ao ona fa aulufaleina mai i totonu o aso e 30 faitauina mai i le aso na faíaalia ai lenei fa aaliga. Afai ole a leai se fa atu i esega e fa aulufaleina i totonu o aso 30 e pei ona ta ua i luga, o le a fa amauina loa lenei feagaiga e taualoaina ma a afia ai tagata uma. 10/15 & 10/29/14 Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions ontinued from page 3 Even today, Burger said, some hospital staff at the Dallas hospital do not have proper equipment to handle the outbreak. Hospital managers have assured nurses that proper equipment has been ordered but it has not arrived yet, she said. The nurses statement said they had to interact with r. Duncan with whatever protective equipment was available, even as he produced a lot of contagious fluids. Duncan s medical records, which his family shared with The Associated Press, underscore some of those concerns. Almost 12 hours after he arrived in the emergency room by ambulance, his hospital chart says Duncan continues to have explosive diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and projectile vomiting. He was feverish and in pain. When Ebola was suspected but unconfirmed, a doctor wrote using the disposable shoe covers should also be considered. At that point, by all protocols, those shoe covers should have been mandatory to prevent anyone from tracking contagious body fluids around the hospital. A few days later, however, entries in the hospital charts suggest that protection was improving. RN entered room in Tyvek suits, triple gloves, triple boots, and respirator cap in place, wrote a nurse. The Presbyterian nurses are not represented by Nurses United or any other union. Deoro and Burger said the nurses claimed they had FONO BRIEFS Fono by his brother always saying that the last phase is with the FAA. Vice Speaker Talia Fa afetai I aulualo, Fetu and Toeina Faufano Autele expressed how the anu a people are suffering due to lack of consistent air transportation for the anu a people. The Vice Speaker said there is a great need for a plane to to and from anu a due to emergency cases when people are sick and the need to bring over those who have passed on for the morgue at the LBJ hospital. ASG LEASES FOR FONO APPROVED FOR GH REID & PAIFI GRADING There are two government leases that have been submitted for Fono endorsement. It should be noted that disapproval of a lease by Fono, actually endorses it allowing for approval of said lease. According to the concurrent resolution, it disapproves an amendment to a lease agreement between ASG and Pacific Grading orporation that would extend the term of this lease to 30 years beginning January 1, 2012 and expiring on December 31, The resolution says the length of the original lease term was nine years 11 months and 29 days, commencing January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2021 however an option to extend the term of the lease for a period of 30 years has been exercised by been warned by the hospital not to speak to the media or they would be fired. They did not specify whether the nurses making the claims were among Duncan s caregivers. The AP has attempted since last week to contact dozens of individuals involved in Duncan s care. Those who responded to reporters inquiries have so far been unwilling to speak. David R. Wright, deputy regional administrator for the U.S. enters for edicare & edicaid Services, which monitors patient safety and has the authority to withhold federal funding, said his agency is going to want to get all of the information the nurses provided. We can t talk about whether we re going to investigate or not, but we d be interested in hearing that information, he said. D officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Duncan first sought care at the hospital s ER late on Sept. 25 and was sent home the next morning. He was rushed by ambulance back to the hospital on Sept. 28. Unlike his first visit, mention of his recent arrival from Liberia immediately roused suspicion of an Ebola risk, records show. The D said Tuesday 76 people at the hospital could have been exposed to Duncan after his second ER visit. Another 48 people are being monitored for possible exposure before he was hospitalized. ontinued from page 5 Pacific Grading orp, who has requested that the new expiration date be December 31, Any lease of ten or more years, pertaining to ASG controlled property may be disapproved by the Legislature within 30 days after being submitted to the Fono. In a letter to Fono leaders, Governor Lolo atalasi oliga asked the Fono to exercise the option for extension of the lease term to 30 years. The second lease that ASG is seeking for disapproval is with GH Reid & ompany that would extend the term to 30 years beginning December 1, 2013 and expiring November 30, According to the resolution on November 20, 2013 ASG and GH Reid entered into a lease agreement for a term beginning December 1, 2013 and expiring November 29, 2023, and the lease terms also provide for an option to extend the lease term to 30 years after approval by the Fono. The nine candidates ontinued from page 14 more details on the AS Forum. BAGROUND The ongressman s Office didn t reveal any details of the cause of Faleomaveaga s hospitalization until last month when the congressman released a four-minute thank-you message to the people of American Samoa, as an election advertisement, saying, Because of complications due to Agent Orange exposure during my service in Vietnam, I was airlifted to Hawai i where I was not expected to live Like hundreds of thousands of Vietnam veterans, I now suffer from the side effects of Agent Orange, including heart and kidney disease But with proper diagnosis and dialysis treatments, my life has been spared, he said. (See Samoa News edition on Aug. 24 for details).
15 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Page 15 Report sees flaws in case against vanishing arine RALEIGH, N.. (AP) Prosecutors could have a difficult r. Faraj is absolutely right -- if trial counsel is unable ment and left the arines. They cited witnesses who said time proving the desertion to track down and produce the he didn t like how the U.S. was case against a U.S. arine who witnesses in this case, the government interrogating Iraqis and that he vanished from his unit in Iraq a stands little chance wouldn t shoot back at Iraqis. decade ago, according to a military of meeting its burden at trial. After vanishing from the report. The government The government s case hinges U.S., Hassoun traveled to has a circumstantial case and upon the appearance and credibility Lebanon in early 2005 and could have a hard time finding of the witnesses, artin was soon arrested by Lebanese witnesses to testify against wrote in the Sept. 10 report. It authorities. Faraj argues that 34-year-old pl. Wassef Hassoun was provided to The Associated court proceedings in Lebanon because the case is so Press by the defense. Hassoun were triggered by the desertion old and many witnesses were is being held at amp Lejeune. accusations and prevented him Iraqis, the officer who presided artin noted that an NIS from leaving for eight years. over the military equivalent of agent who testified at the Article Faraj also said that he a grand jury noted in the report. 32 acknowledged that many if received new evidence after the Hassoun s attorney cites not most of the non-u.s. witnesses Article 32 hearing, including the difficulty in producing witnesses in this case will not be hundreds of pages from inves- in his request this week reachable by the government. tigators that shed light on Hassoun s for another chance to dissuade initial disappearance and Still, artin said it s up to the arines from taking the him to determine whether the kidnapping. An NIS report case to trial. Late last month, charges have merit not determine guilt or innocence. artin aj. Gen. William D. Beydler from August 2004 states that Hassoun s family in Lebanon referred Hassoun to a courtmartial on charges of desertion, larceny and destruction of government property. also wrote that he didn t consider the unsworn statements. The case began in June 2004, when Hassoun disappeared from contacted the U.S. Embassy in tears after reports of his kidnapping surfaced in the news. A subsequent report from Defense attorney Haytham Faraj argued that more witnesses a base in Fallujah, Iraq. About that month said the family told a week later, he appeared in a investigators that a representa- should have testified at photo purportedly taken by insurtive of the Hassoun clan, which the Article 32 hearing and that gents. Hassoun was blindfolded is made up of Sunni uslims, unsworn statements from witnesses and had a sword poised above was able to negotiate with insur- improperly influenced his head. Hassoun, a naturalgents to earn his release. News the decision to go to a courtmartial. Faraj also said he didn t ized American citizen who was that he had returned to the U.S. born and grew up in Lebanon, Embassy in Beirut sparked a receive evidence that could help turned up days later at the U.S. wave of violence and retribution against the Hassoun clan his client until weeks after the Embassy in Lebanon, saying he hearing. The officer who presided over the Article 32 hearing said the government faces a significant hurdle in finding Iraqi was kidnapped by extremists. The military doubted his story, and he was brought back to the U.S. while charges were considered. in Tripoli, Lebanon, a military investigator wrote at the time. He was allowed to visit rela- natives and contractors from a decade ago. In Iraq, Hassoun had tives in Utah in December 2004 been part of a team to develop when he disappeared again. intelligence by interacting with Iraqis who worked on the base. Prosecutors argue Hassoun was unhappy with his deploy- Fa aulu suiga tulafono ai itulau 1 O lea tulaga le manino ua fai ma auala ua aumaia ai e pisinisi tagata mai fafo i se tulaga ua le o gatasi ma le tulafono, lea o lo o fa apea mai ai se vaega,...i le fa atupulaia ai o le faitau aofa i o le atunu u i le taimi nei, pau le auala e mafai ai e Amerika Samoa ona puipui lana aganu u ma le soifua lelei o tagata, ma mafai ai e Amerika Samoa ona iloilo tulaga manuia mo lana faigamalo aemaise ai o lona tamaoaiga i le lumana i, o le taofia lea o le toe aumaia o tagata e le o ni Amerika Samoa i totonu o Amerika Samoa... O le suiga la o le tulafono e pei ona fuafuaina, o le a manuia ai le teritori mai se faaupuga faapitoa e sili atu ai ona pulea lelei ma faatapula a ai le aumaia e pisinisi o tagata mai fafo. O le suiga la lenei o le tulafono e pei ona taua i le pili tau faaofi, e mafai e se kamupani ua fai pisinisi i le teritori ona ia aumaia se tagata mai fafo, pe afai e fa amaonia e le Loia Sili e mafai e lea kamupani ona ia tausia tagata mai fafo e ala i lona ausia o ni isi o vaega taua e pei o le, lava le tulaga tau tupe; faamaonia e mafai ona totogi vave lafoga ma isi lava totogi e faatonu atu e le malo; ia mautinoa tulaga lelei o le pisinisi pe afai o se pisinisi fou, ia lelei fo i i le faagaioiina o tulaga tau pisinisi. O nei manaoga uma e pei ona taua i le tulafono, e mafai ona fa alautele atili mai lea taimi i lea taimi, e ala i tuutuuga e faia e le loia sili. E le mafai e se kamupani ona ia sponsor se tagata mai fafo, pe afai o lea tagata e a afia i le faatautaiga o le pisinisi, e aofia ai ma tagata mai fafo o lo o inivesi tupe, po o le aufai sea i tulaga tau pisinisi. 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NOTIE FOR PROPOSED REGISTRATION OF LAND NOTIE IS HEREB GIVEN in accordance with the request which has been received by the Territorial Registrar for the registration of a certain land UTU which is situated in or near the village of ASILI, ounty of ALATAUA Island of TUTUILA, from NOA TOGAAU of the village of ASILI as a/an OUNAL land of NOA FAIL. NOTIE IS FURTHER GIVEN that anyone claiming an interest in the above named land, may file an objection with the Territorial Registrar s Office within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice. If no objection is filed within 60 days from the date of posting of this notice, the land proposed herein will be registered as such in accordance with the law of American Samoa. NOTIE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the survey and description of the said land are now on file in the Territorial Registrar s Office where they may be examined at any time prior to the expiration of the said sixty (60) days. POSTED: OTOBER 7, 2014 thru DEEBER 8, 2014 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar FA AALIGA O LE FIA FA AAUINA O SE FANUA O LE FA AALIGA LENEI ua fa asalalauina ona o le talosaga ua fa aulufaleina mai i le Ofisa o le Resitara o Amerika Samoa ina ia fa amauina le fanua o UTU, e tu pe latalata ane i le nu u o ASILI, Itumalo o ALATAUA i le motu o TUTUILA, ina ia fa amauina e NOA TOGAAU ole fanua FAITELE o AIGA SA NOA. SO O SE TASI e aia ma fa atu iese i le fanua ua ta ua i luga ia fa aulufaleina mai sana fa atu iesega tusitusia i le Ofisa o le Resitara i totonu o aso e 60 mai le aso na fa aalia ai lea fa aaliga. Afai o le a leai se fa atu iesega e fa aulufaleina mai i totonu o aso e 60, o le fanua lenei o le a fa amauina e pei ona ta ua i luga e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le tulafono i Amerika Samoa. O LE FA AFANUA ma fa amatalaga e uiga i lenei fanua, ua iai nei i le Ofisa ole Resitara, ma e avanoa mo se iloiloga i so o se aso i totonu o le 60 o le faitauina o aso. 10/15 & 11/15/14
16 Page 16 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Ua ou tau le taua lelei, ua i u ia te a u le tausinioga, Ua ou taofi i le fa atuatua. II TImoTeo 4: 7 Alofa aga ma Sa afiafiga ona o le Vala au Pa ia a le Atua i le Fa afeagaiga ia ANETERE A ESERA ISIONA Gaga a e o le La: Iuni 21, 1951 Gaga ifo o le La: Oketopa 6, 2014 Aue! Ua maliliu toa, ua maumau ai auupega o le taua. II Samuelu 1: 27 POLOALAA O SAUNIGA O LE SUSUGA I LE FA AFEAGAIGA ASO LULU, OEtOPA 15, :00 AFIAFI: SaunIga a le aiga, uo ma aumeamamae I le malumalu - ua Taunu u I le a ai o le ekalesia FaapoTopoToga kerisiano I amerika Samoa, kanana Fou ASO SA, OEtOPA 19, :00 AOAULI SaunIga puupuu I le maota gasegase I Fagaalu, on a molimoli atu lea I le malumalu - peteli, efkas I amanave mo on a SaunIga amata. ASO GAFUA, OEtOPA 20, :00 I LE taeao o ona Toe SaunIga I le malumalu - peteli, efkas amanave 2:00 I LE AOAULI momoli atu I lona maota I ottoville, TaFuna, ma lona AlofAgA A, FalelauaSIga faletua ia tavai taase isiona A le nofo-a-alo, A le ekalesia i AAnAve
17 tusia Ausage Fausia Ua fautuaina e le afioga i le ali i senatoa ia auga Tasi Asuega le faigamalo a Lolo ma Lemanu, tauala atu i sana talosaga sa tuuina atu i luma o le peresetene o le Senate i le taeao ananafi, ina ia aua nei vave vave le faigamalo e talia pisinisi mai fafo o lo o naunau e fia ulufale mai i le atunu u, ae lelei ona su esu e muamua ma sailiili pe lelei tulaga o nei pisinisi. O le saunoaga a le afioga i le aoputasi na fa avae mai lea i le fonotaga na faia i le vaiaso ua te a i le ofisa o le kovana i se pisinisi mai Filipaina o lo o naunau e inivesi mai i Amerika Samoa le silia i le $100 miliona, e fausia ai se fale gaosi taumafa i le teritori ma mafai ona faa faigaluega ai le silia i le to a 700 tagata o le atunu u. O lea fonotaga i le vaiaso ua te a na feiloai ai sui o lea kamupani mai Filipaina ma le alii kovana ia Lolo atalasi oliga, lea fo i sa valaaulia ai ma sui o le Fono Faitulafono e auai, ina ia maua ai le avanoa latou te molimauina ai se taumafaiga mai lea kamupani mai fafo. O le igoa o le kamupani Filipaina o le A.V. Bernado Engineering. O nisi o sui o le Fono sa auai i le fonotaga e aofia ai taitai o le Fono Faitulafono. Saunoa auga e fa apea, e taua taumafaiga a le malo mo le fa atosinaina mai o pisinisi mai fafo e fesoasoani i le atina e o Tutuila ma anu a, peita i o le mea lilo e ao ona silasila toto a i ai ta ita i o le atunu u, e le tatau ona vave vave e talia lenei kamupani, ae tatau na fai muamua se su esu ega pe lelei lea kamupani i tulaga o galuega. O le fautuaga i lau afioga i le peresetene, tatou fai fai malie, aua le avea lo tatou naunau ma itu e tula i mai ai ni faafitauli i le sa o Tutuila ma anu a, o le saunoaga lea a auga, ma ia toe talosagaina ai le tatau lea i le faigamalo ona sailiili malie tulaga uma e faatatau i le kamupani lenei, po o se kamupani e talafeagai ona aumai. Na tula i le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Galea i. Tu ufuli ma ia lagolagoina le finagalo o auga, ina ia fai se iloiloga a le komiti o le Sailiga o le Tamaoaiga o le malo e uigai lenei mataupu. Tatau na malamalama lelei le fono po o fea e sau ai lenei kamupani, ae pe faapei foi lona tulaga i totonu o le atunuu o lo o i ai, ae pe lelei foi i tulaga tau pisinisi, o le saunoaga lea a Galea i, peita i na tula i le afioga i le alii senatoa ia Afoa S.. Lutu ma ia saunoa e fa apea, o le matafaioi a le kovana o le sailiili i ituaiga pisinisi faapenei ina ia aumai i le teritori e fesoasoani ai i le faaleleia o le atina e ma le tamaoaiga o le atunu u, ae le faapea o le a faagalo mai ai le pito laau a le fono e iloilo ma vaavaai pe lelei lea kamupani pe leai. Saunoa Afoa e fa apea, e manaia ae tuu pea le avanoa i le kovana ma le faigamalo e faatino ai la latou pito laau i le mataupu lenei, a mae a ona maua fo i lea o se avanoa o le fono e fesiligia ma auiliili ai lea kamupani. Na fa aluaina e le afioga i le alii peresetene o le senate ia Gaoteote Palaie Tofau le fautuaga a Afoa, o le tiute tauave lava ia o le kovana ma le faigamalo o le saili o pisinisi e galulue i le teritori, ae i ai foi le taimi o le fono e avatu ai sana fautuaga. O le isi itu taua o le mataupu lenei e pei ona taua e le alii peresetene, sa atagia i le folasaga a le kamupani le lata i le afe avanoa faigaluega e mafai ona maua mai ai, ma o se itu lelei lea mo le atunuu ma lona atina e. O le kamupani e pei ona fesiligia, latou te gaosia taumafa e gaosi mai i le i a, atoa ai ma vai inu e maua mai i le niu, mago, nonu ma isi ituaiga vai inu eseese. samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Page 17 auga: Aua tatou te Le Lali vave vave e aumai pisinisi mai fafo ousins Faustina Faalogo and Guadalupe Aukusitino looked stunning this past White Sunday as their age division put on the best performance of songs, memory verses, and dances. [photo: B. hen] Lali Nisi o alo o le Ekalesia etotisi i alaeloa i le Aso Sa o Tamaiti ua te a atu nei i le faatinoina o se tala mai le Tusi Paia. [ata: THA] tusia Ausage Fausia TU UAIA SE ALI I I LE FA ATUPU VEVESI TOTONU LONA AIGA E 41 tausaga o se ali i mai Fagaalu na taofia e leoleo i le fa aiuga o le vaiaso na te a nei, ona o tu uaiga i lona faia lea o ni gaioiga e save u ai le nonofo filemu a tagata o lona aiga. O le mataupu lenei na tofu atu i le Ofisa o Leoleo i Fagatogo, ina ua talosagaina e se tina talavou e 32 tausaga se fesoasoani a leoleo, ona o se vevesi o lo o tula i mai i totonu o lona aiga, pe tusa lea o le itula e 2:41 i le vaveao o le aso Sa na te a nei. Na taua e le tina na a afia e fa apea, o le vevesi na amata e le ali i ua molia, ina ua alu atu i totonu o lona potu ae fa ateia o ia i lona alu atu o lo o i ai le ua molia i totonu o lona potu, ma fa afuase i ai loa ona oso atu le ua molia ma fusi o ia ma taumafai e kisi atu ia te ia, peita i sa ia taumafai e una i ese. O le tina talavou na a afia e nonofo ma le tama a le ali i ua molia e pei ona taua i fa amaumauga a le fa amasinoga. Ina ua iloa mai e le uso laititi a le ali i ua molia le gaioiga a le ua molia o lo o fai atu i totonu o le potu, sa alu ai loa le ali i laititi ma ta u i lona tama, ma alu atu ai loa lona tama ma tau upu ma le ua molia, ma tula i mai ai loa le vevesi. Ina ua taunu u leoleo ma taofi le ua molia i totonu o le ta avale a leoleo, sa fa alogoina le malosi o le manogi ava malosi i le tino o le ali i ua molia, ma i u ina taofia ai loa o ia i le toese i le po lea ina ua mae a ni isi o su esu ega sa faia e tusa ai o le mea sa tupu. Na teena e le ua molia tu uaiga fa asaga ia te ia i le taeao ananafi ina ua tula i i luma o le fa amasinoga fa aitumalo, ma ua poloaina nei o ia e aua nei ona toe taumafai e fa afeso ota i lona mother-in-law lea na a afia i ana gaioiga sa faia, ao faagasolo ai taualumaga o lana mataupu. OLIA SE ALI I I LONA FA AO OLIA I LONA TO ALUA E 32 tausaga o se tama talavou na taofia e leoleo i le fa aiuga o le vaiaso na te a nei, ona o tu uaiga i lona fa ao olima lea i lona to alua. O lenei mataupu na tofu atu i le ofisa o leoleo i Tafuna, ina ua faila e le fafine na a afia sana tagi fa asaga i lona to alua, i lona fa ao olima lea ia te ia ma folafola le fasiotiina o ia. Na taua e le tina na a afia i leoleo e fa apea, o le vevesi na amata mai i se la taugaupu ma lona to alua, ae na avea le le fiafia o le ua molia i ni fa aupuga sa ia lafo atu ia te ia ma itu na aapa atu ai loa lona to alua ma fasi loa o ia, e ala i lona po o ona foliga, toso lona lauulu toe oomi ona foliga. Ina ua mae a ona faia e le ua molia nei gaioiga uma i lona to alua, sa ia tuua loa le latou fale i Fogagogo ae alu ese, e pei ona taua i fa amaumauga a le fa amasinoga. Na talosagaina e le Ofisa o leoleo i Tafuna le fesoasoani a le Ofisa o Leoleo i Leone mo le tau sailia o le ua molia, ina ua masalomia o lo o nofo i lona uncle i se isi nu u, ae i le taeao o le aso Gafua na te a nei, 13 Oketopa 2014, na toe logo ai e le fafine le ofisa o leoleo i Tafuna, o lona to alua lea ua toe fo i atu i le latou fale i Fogagogo, ma aga i atu ai loa leoleo ma pu e fa apagota mai le ua molia ma taofia ai i le toese i Tafuna. O le taeao ananafi na tula i ai le ua molia ma ia teena tu uaiga fa asaga ia te ia, ma ua toe tolopo nei lana mataupu e toe valaau i le vaiaso fou, ma le tuutuuga a le faamasinoga ua faasa ona ia toe taumafai e faafesootai lona toalua i so o se auala, sei vagana ua mae a taualumaga o lana mataupu. Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia
18 Page 18 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 American Samoa Government DEPARTENT OF PORT ADINISTRATION FOR SALE As Is, Where Is F/V ONA WIND FISHING VESSEL Length: ft Beam: ft Draft: ft Gross Ton: losing date for bids will be October 22nd, Vessel can be viewed at the Fagatogo Wharf For more information, please contact aptain Wally or uliagatele Gus or LAND OISSION NOTIE is hereby given that LEAUSA ALAE, FUSI LOLENI OEAVEAVE & NUUSALASOLIA LEFANOGA ESEROA-embers on Behalf of TAULAPAPA FAIL of ALAELOA, American Samoa, has executed a LEASE AGREEENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as ALAELOA which is situated in the village of ALAELOA, in the ounty of ITUAU, WESTERN District, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Said LEASE AGREEENT is now on file with the Territorial Registrar to be forwarded to the Governor respecting his approval or disapproval thereof according to the laws of American Samoa. Said instrument names NUUSALASOLIA LEFANOGA ESEROA as LESSEES. Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land ommission before the 4TH day of NOVEBER, It should be noted that any objection must clearly state the grounds therefor. POSTED: SEPTEBER 5, 2014 thru NOVEBER 4, 2014 SIGNED: Taito S.B. White, Territorial Registrar OISI O LAU ELE ELE O LE FA ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o LEAUSA ALAE, FUSI LOLENI OEAVEAVE & NUUSALASOLIA LEFANOGA ESEROAsui o le AIGA SA TAU- LAPAPA ole nu u o ALAELOA, Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o ALAELOA, e i le nu u o ALAELOA i le itumalo o ITUAU, Falelima i SISIFO ole otu o TUTUILA Amerika Samoa. O lea FEAGAIGA LISI ua i ai nei i teuga pepa ale Resitara o Amerika Samoa e fia auina atu ile ovana Sili mo sana fa amaoniga e tusa ai ma le Tulafono a Amerika Samoa. O lea mata upu o lo o ta ua ai NUUSALASOLIA LEFANOGA ESEROA. A iai se tasi e fia fa atu i ese i lea mata upu, ia fa aulufaleina mai sa na fa atu iesega tusitusia ile Failautusi o lea omisi ae le i o o ile aso 4 o NOVEA, Ia manatua, o fa atu iesega uma lava ia tusitusia manino mai ala uma e fa atu iese ai. 09/10 & 10/15/14 Department of outh and Women s Affairs AOGA ELEI mo Tina ma Tamaitai Amataina Oketopa 21, 2014, 9:00 i le taeao i le 1:00 i le aoauli Faalua i le Vaiaso - faatasi i le vaiaso ona auai, Aso Gafua/Aso Lulu - mo le 11 vaiaso atua o Faiva; Tou ollins Nofo ag a: aota o Ausage i Leone; agatolu aga i i alaeloa 30 Avanoa Lesitala ia Loretta isiaita i le poo le i-meli a Pa u Ro y Ausa ge i le r atagaluega o ataupu Tau Tupulaga, Tina, ma Tamaita i Department of outh and Women s Affairs Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec Vaega: 88 Ua o tatou molimauina le alofa ma le agalelei o le Atua i lenei aso, ina ua o tatou fa alogoina le tausagi mai o manulele i le taeao, ae maise ai o le oso a e o le la mai i lona nofoaga i le itu i Sasae. Ona o tatou fa apea ifo ai lea, Le Atua e, fa afetai i Lau Afio, i le ola ma le malosi o lo o E foa i i aso uma o lo matou ola, alofa ma foa i mai ia i matou le loto fa amaualalo ma le loto mama, ina ia mafai ai ona o matou iloa atu Lau Afio i Lou mamalu ma Lou matagofie, e o o i le fa avavau, Amene. Ae alo maia, o le a toe fa aauau atu la tatou tala mo lenei aso, ae ia manuia le alo faiva o le atunu u i faiva ma tiute o le a feagai ai i lenei aso. Na muta mai la tatou tala, ina ua maua e le uso la ititi o Paulo le tusi na fai e lona uso o lo o Faifau i le afio aga o Tula le tusi. O lea la ua i ai lona manatu, o le a ia liliu mai e fa atino le mana oga e pei ona mana o i ai lona uso o Sila. E moni lava le upu, e mafai ona gausia le loto momomo pe afai e te tufa atu i se isi tagata i mea o lo o e mafatia ai, ae o le mea e sili ona taua ma lelei, o lou tu u atu lea o lou loto i le Ali i. O a lava mafatiaga ma faigata e o o mai, e tasi lava le tali mo i tatou, o le lafo atu lea o o tatou mafatiaga i le Atua, aua e leai se mea e faigata i a te ia. Ua fa apena le tulaga ua i ai nei le Fa afeagaiga ma lona Faletua i lea afiafi, ua fetufa ai nei i auala e ao ona fai ina ia vave ai ona fofo le fa afitauli ua tula i mai i totonu o le aiga. Ua i ai nei le manatu o le a toe ta alo se isi fa atasiga a le aiga i le vaiaso fou, ma o le a mafai la ona auai le uso la ititi le tama o Pati, lea e fai ava i le afio aga o Vatia. A o le isi itu, ua toe mafaufau nei i le Fa afeagaiga, o ona uso e to alua o lo o i Amerika, aua e tatau lava ona o la iloa le mea lea ua tupu i lo latou aiga. Ae sa i ai lava lona popolega, ona o le faigata o ala e feoa i ai. Ua tonu nei i le mafaufau o Sila, e sili e a fa afeso ota i vave ia lona tuafafine o Salamasina i Fagatogo, ina ia logo vave Eteuati ma Falaniko o lo o i Amerika e tusa ai ma le mataupu ua taoto ai nei lo latou aiga i Samoa nei. Ua fa apea lava ona fai, ua sau le pasi i le taeao ma le tusi mai le Fa afeagaiga o Sila, mo lona tuafafine o Salamasina, ina ia logo vave tama o lo o i Amerika, ona maua mai ai lea o se tali pe mafai ona o mai, pe leai. O le aso fo i lea, na sau ai fo i le pasi mai tua i Tula, ma tusi e tu u i le avepapsi e alu i Vatia mo Pati. O nei mea uma ua fa ataunu u e le Fa afeagaiga, ona o lona manatu e vaivai si ona uso o Paulo, e moni lava sa a oga, ae e le o o i se tulaga e fa apea ai o se tagata e atamai i mea fa apea. O le ala lea na ia gaioi ai loa, ina ia faia se auala vave mo lo latou aiga, ona o ua uti uti le taimi. Fai mai ina ua maua e Pati le tusi na alu atu ma le avepasi i Tula, sa ia faitau ma le fa anoanoa o lona loto, ona o lenei mea ua tuala i mai i lo latou aiga. O le isi fo i itu sa manatu i ai Pati, ona e moni lava sa ola a e i lona aiga, ae sa le i lava sa latou mafutaga ma ona matua, ona e lona tama e na o le sefulu ona tausaga. A o le taimi na maliu ai lona tina ua sefulu iva ona tausaga. E le tele la sona iloa o mea ia, ae sa i ai lava lona fa atuatuaga, o lo o silafia e lona uso Faifeau ma lona uso matua o Paulo mea uma o lo latou aiga, ona o ia o lo o nofo mai e tausi lo latou aiga. Ae galo ai i a Pati, o le tele o mea o lo latou aiga, o lo o nofonofo lelei ma le lo omatua o Eseta, ona o Eseta sa mau paolo i totonu o le aiga, lea ua tolusefulu ma le lima tausaga, fa atasi ai ma le upu e lafo pea a le lo omatua, E leai lava se isi na lavea ai lima nei. E faia pea... Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village ANHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Ruby aleak s part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of aktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn t expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she s ever seen out of a house last week. She was on duty Friday in the village of 300 people when a call came over the radio that a bear was inside a doorway, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. aleak heard two whispered words: Qanitchaq, nanuq, which in Inupiat means arctic entryway, polar bear, referring to the home s narrow covered porch that serves as a barrier to the cold. They didn t say where or who, aleak said. I thought that one of the young boys in town was pulling a prank. Armed with a 12-gauge shotgun that can fire rounds of beanbags, firecrackers or lethal slugs, aleak and a co-worker drove to a house where the call may have originated. That s where she saw a shadow in the home s entryway that made her pause. Then, the head of a big polar bear popped up. I was shocked. It was humongous, aleak said. Just the neck and head was half the size of me, and I m 5 (feet) 2 (inches). The bear was feasting on a drum of seal oil in the entryway of 81-year-old Betty Brower s home, said Flora Rexford, Brower s granddaughter. Brower was home alone and crawled to the radio to call the bear patrol. No one was injured, and the bear fled after aleak arrived. Polar bears primary habitat is sea ice, where they hunt for seals and other prey. As ice has receded to deep water beyond the continental shelf, more bears are remaining on land to look for food, according to biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey.
19 samoa news, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Page 19 NEWS IN BRIEF Iowa Libertarian candidate for US Senate dies DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) A Dubuque doctor who was running as a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate was killed when the small plane he was piloting crashed, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. Dr. Douglas Butzier was pronounced dead following the crash of a fixed wing single-engine plane around 11 p.m. onday near Dubuque Regional Airport, according to the Dubuque ounty Sheriff s Office. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft. Butzier, 59, worked at ercy edical enter- Dubuque. He was president of the medical staff and as a member of the ercy Board of Trustees, said Jennifer Faley, a hospital spokeswoman. Butzier was running for U.S. Senate as the Libertarian candidate against Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst. The race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is one of the closest in the nation and third party candidates, including Butzier, were getting 2 percent or less in recent independent opinion polls. Butzier s name will remain on ballots since the deadline for substituting candidates has passed, said Iowa Secretary of State spokesman hance celhaney in a statement. 2 rangers stabbed on Boston ommon BOSTON (AP) A homeless man has been arrested Tuesday in what police say was the unprovoked stabbing of two park rangers on Boston ommon, the beloved park in the heart of city. One of the rangers, a 46-year-old sergeant, suffered life-threatening injuries and was in surgery at assachusetts General Hospital; the other, a 23-year-old ranger new to the service, was in stable condition at Tufts edical enter with less serious wounds, Boston Police ommissioner William Evans said. He lunged at both officers and stabbed them multiple times, Evans said of the suspect. Evans said the two rangers, whose names were not released, were attacked after they approached the man about 4:30 p.m. as he sat on the ivil War Soldiers and Sailors onument at the edge of the park. The commissioner said witnesses followed the man and provided cellphone video to police. Bodio Hutchinson, 34, was arrested in the adjacent Boston Public Garden and will face attempted murder charges, the commissioner said. A knife police believe was used in the attack was recovered from a nearby park lagoon. It wasn t known if Hutchinson has a lawyer. olorado theater shooting victims write to judge DENVER (AP) Several victims of the olorado theater shootings have written letters to the judge about his decision to let news organizations broadcast the trial using a closed-circuit TV camera in the courtroom. In an order released Tuesday, Judge arlos A. Samour Jr. agreed to read the letters but only after the trial of Holmes. He says he is aware some victims opposed his Sept. order allowing video of the proceedings, but the law doesn t allow victims or attorneys to file on court rulings. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack. Prosecutors oppose a defense request to bar emotional testimony from victims during the penalty phase of the trial. Hong ong police attack on activist SPARS anger HONG ONG (AP) Hong ong police battling activists for control of an underpass in the dead of night Wednesday sparked public anger after officers were seen kicking a handcuffed protester in the worst violence since street demonstrations for greater democracy began more than two weeks ago. Officers armed with riot shields and pepper spray knocked activists to the ground, dragging dozens away, and tore down barricades protesters used as roadblocks around the underpass outside the government s headquarters. Outrage over their aggressive tactics exploded after local TV showed half a dozen officers taking the protester around a dark corner and kicking him on (ontinued on page 20) The International Day of the Girl highlights the needs and rights of girls, and advocates for greater action and investment to enable girls to reach their full potential. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 66/170 The event is celebrated throughout the month, and will be held for the first time in the territory on October 25, 2014! Day of the Girl elebration: 6am 1pm! G O A L : provide women and girls access to exercises and competitive sports to improve their health, highlight their personal strengths, provide opportunities for personal growth, and access to scholarships. 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Gregorio Pio atapang, left foreground, reviews the troops during arrival honors Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at amp Aguinaldo General Headquarters at suburban Quezon city northeast of anila, Philippines. atapang and Locklear are co-chairs of the utual Defense Board-Security Engagement Board that is conducting its annual meeting regarding US-Philippines bilateral security relations. This year s meeting was marred by an incident wherein a Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude also known as Jennifer was killed and according to a US Embassy statement a U.S. arine has been identified as a possible suspect. (AP Photo/Public Affaires Office, Armed Forces of the Philippines)
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Located at the GH Reid Building, opposite the Sadie Thompson Inn Hours: onday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 P.. the ground. It s unclear what provoked the attack. Local Now TV showed footage of him splashing water on officers beforehand. Hong ong police have gone insane today, carrying out their own punishment in private, said pro-democracy lawmaker Lee heuk-yan. Hong ong s values and its rule of law really have been completely destroyed by police chiefs. Beijing, meanwhile, issued its harshest condemnations yet of the protests, calling them illegal, bad for business and against Hong ong s best interests. The central government has become increasingly impatient with the demonstrations, the biggest challenge to Beijing s authority since hina took control of the former British colony in A front-page editorial Wednesday in the People s Daily, the ruling ommunist Party s mouthpiece, condemned the protests and said they are doomed to fail. Facts and history tell us that radical and illegal acts that got their way only result in more severe illegal activities, exacerbating disorder and turmoil, the commentary said. Stability is bliss, and turmoil brings havoc, it said. However, there were no signs that the central government was planning to become directly involved in suppressing the demonstrations, which have marshalled opposition to plans for a pro-beijing committee to screen candidates to run in Hong ong s first elections to choose the city s chief executive in The protesters also want the current leader, Leung hun-ying, to resign. PUBLI NOTIE The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) would like to inform the public that starting October 14, 2014, the AS-EPA will issue citations for the misuse or unlawful use of pesticide on agricultural and nonagricultural products, sale and distribution of illegal pesticides, smuggling of illegal pesticides into the territory, application of restricted use pesticide without achieving pesticide applicator certification, and those individuals found to be in violation of the American Samoa Pesticide Act of 1979 (Act) under Section of the American Samoa ode Annotated (ASA). Under the Act, a person s first violation of the pesticide laws is a lass B misdemeanor. In order to avoid violations, the AS-EPA encourages farmers and other individuals handling pesticides to please refer to Title 24: Ecosystem Protection and Development, hapter 12: Pesticdes, of the ASA for proper pesticide handling, storing, displaying, distributing and use practices. ASEPA officers will be in the field conducting inspections to ensure that farmers, retailers and other individuals are in compliance with the law. The AS-EPA wishes to thank the public for their cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please do not hesitate to contact AS-EPA at Sincerely, Ameko Pato, Director NEWS IN BRIEF AERIAN SAOA ENVIRONENTAL PROTETION AGEN P.O. Box PPA Pago Pago, American Samoa Phone: Fax: olombia breaks up a major underage prostitution ring BOGOTA, olombia (AP) Authorities have broken up a major sex-trafficking ring in olombia that used drugs to force underage boys and girls into prostitution, the chief prosecutor s office said Tuesday. The operation resulted in the arrest of 11 olombians in the cities of Armenia, artagena and edellin and the rescue of 55 sex-trafficking victims, one as young as 11. The prosecutor s office said some of the young people were drugged with ecstasy and cocaine. The ring operated out of clandestine sites and massage parlors, frequently relying on taxi drivers to bring in foreign clients looking for underage sex, prosecutors said. During the raids, an 11-year-old girl broke down in tears, saying she had been sold for $1,000 because she was a virgin, the U.S. Immigration and ustoms Enforcement agency said in a statement. olombian officials acted in conjunction with U.S. law enforcement authorities, who arrested a man in the United States who allegedly traveled to edellin to have sex and film himself with underage prostitutes. Italy and hina sign 8 billion euros in deals ILAN (AP) Italian and hinese companies signed deals worth 8 billion euros ($10 billion) Tuesday, including an order for 50 helicopters from Italian defense giant Finmeccanica and a hinese line of credit to Italian energy company Enel. The deals were the concrete results of intensifying economic and cultural ties between the two countries, hinese Premier Li eqiang told a news conference on his first day of a visit to Italy. He added that hina does not want to run a trade surplus with Italy and would like to import more Italian products, citing Italian craftsmanship and technology. Since Italy and hina are both kingdoms of excellent food, we can strengthen exchanges: hinese dumplings and noodles for Italian spaghetti and pizza, he quipped. At the signing ceremony, Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland signed a 400 million euro deal to provide helicopters to the hinese industrial group BAI, while the Italian investment fund FSI and the hina Investment orporation signed an agreement to co-invest up to 500 million euros each in companies promoting economic cooperation between the countries. Enel s line of credit from the Bank of hina Ltd can be used for projects in and out of hina. hina is Italy s secondlargest trading partner outside of Europe, with 33 billion euros in trade during the first six months of the year. ontinued from page 19 three dead believed to be newspaper publisher, family DUNAN, Okla. (AP) Three people found dead in an Oklahoma home are believed to be a newspaper publisher, his wife and daughter, police said Tuesday. Duncan Police hief Danny Ford said autopsy results are pending but that as far as investigators can tell, the bodies are those of John and Tinker Hruby and daughter atherine. We are treating this as a triple homicide, Ford said. We have a lot of evidence, but as far as looking at anybody, we have no suspects. Ford said the family s housekeeper found the bodies onday and called police. He declined to say how the family is believed to have been killed. John Hruby was the publisher of The arlow Review, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of about 3,500, where his wife also worked. Baby likely strangled himself on car seat straps FRESNO, alif. (AP) Authorities in central alifornia say it appears a 9-monthold boy strangled himself on unbuckled car seat straps while his mother was taking a nap. The 33-year-old mother put her son in the car seat in her room inside a Fresno apartment on onday. Police tell the Fresno Bee that she put the straps over his shoulders, but she didn t fasten them to a buckle between his legs. Investigators believe he squirmed out of the seat and strangled himself on the straps while his mom slept. The mother s boyfriend came home to find the boy blue and not breathing. The baby was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police are continuing to investigate the incident and say neither the mother nor her boyfriend has been arrested. N mayor faces federal prison term in scandal HARLOTTE, N.. (AP) harlotte s former mayor is being sentenced in a federal corruption case that stunned North arolina s largest city. Forty-seven-year-old Patrick annon pleaded guilty in June to accepting $50,000 in bribes between January 2013 and February, three months after he was elected. An affidavit in the case says annon sought more than $1 million in kickbacks. annon was arrested arch 26 when he met with undercover agents for an illegal payoff. In exchange for annon s guilty plea, prosecutors have promised not to ask for a prison sentence of more than four to five years, the recommendation under federal guidelines. U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney is not bound by the plea agreement. The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison. (ontinued on page 24)