1 lashes mar Occupy Wall St protests 2 25th s South Pacific Pageant scheduled 3 THS Jr. Varsity Team celebrates title at BBQ B1 One of the Hawaii State Judiciary s fastest rising stars, s. Lepetia A. Letuli currently is head of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Domestic Violence Unit, Family ourt, State of Hawaii. Letuli leads a team of six court officers with three clerical staff, along with an army of volunteer staff. Under her guidance and leadership, the unit was awarded the State of Hawaii Judiciary s most coveted Incentive Award, the Group eritorious Award. She is pictured here at the October 24, 2011 Awards eremony at Hawaii s Supreme ourt Aliiolani Building with Hawaii s hief Justice ark Recktenwald and Associate Justice James Duffy. [courtey photo] samoanews.com Samoan prison gang USO target of FBI 7 Daily irculation 7,000 PAGO PAGO, AERIAN SAOA Friday, November 18, 2011 $1.00 Le Lali 17 Fa afo i $20: amupani Va a a Samoa tusia Ausage Fausia Ua toe fa atonu e le Fa amasinoga Apili, ia le malo o Amerika Samoa, ina ia toe fa afo i i le kamupani va a a Samoa, le $20,000 lea na totogia mai e lea kamupani, i lalo o se poloa iga a le Fa amasinoga Iloilo, i le I se fa aiuga na tu uina mai e le Fa amasinoga Apili i le vaiaso na te a nei, o lo o taua ai tulaga uma na mafua ai ona fa avae lenei fa aiuga. O le tupe e pei ona taua, o se sala lea na fa ae e atu e le malo o Amerika Samoa fa asaga i le kamupani va a a Samoa, ina ua malaga mai le Lady Naomi i le aso 17 o Oketopa, 2006 ma aumai sui o se au lakapi a le Iunivesite a Samoa (NUS), i le teritori e aunoa ma se pemita e fa ataga ai ona ulufale mai i le teritori. (Faaauau itulau 20) Final F2011 ASPA report shows $8 illion surplus Tualauta rep asks So why the fee hike? by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News orrespondent The American Samoa Power Authority had a surplus of more than $8 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 which officially ended Sept. 30, 2011 and the surplus is being questioned by some lawmakers in light of ASPA hiking fees for certain services. Samoa News should point out that ASPA is using a $ million budget for F 2011 which was not approved by the Fono, who approved only $90.78 million. The ASPA board chairman has maintained that the ASPA board approves the annual budget and not the Fono. For the current fiscal year 2012, which began on Oct. 1, the Fono approved only $30.8 million to cover the first four months of the new fiscal year with ASPA to return in January 2012 to discuss the rest of its budget with lawmakers. QUARTERL REPORT According to ASPA s fourth quarter performance report which covers July through September 2011 total revenue at the end of the quarter stands at $ million ($131,888,213) while total expenses are listed at $ million (or $123,037,261) resulting in a surplus of $8.85 million. Three lawmakers who have already seen the ASPA report, which is included in the American Samoa Government Fourth Quarterly Performance for F 2011 received by lawmakers this week, says the report needs to be analyzed by the Legislative Financial Office to find out if ASPA did in fact get a surplus at the end of the quarter after complaining they were faced with financial constraints in F (ontinued on page 15) For the 6th year, the AE American Industries program, the 2011 Helpful Hands program, formerly New Faces For Helpful Places, awarded donations of building materials up to $10,000 (which includes electrical, plumbing, lumber, paint, etc.) to fix up an area of a school, public or private. It is one of AE s most anticipated community programs, which highlights the company s efforts to give back to the community that has made it the business success story it is today. The company is owned by the Scratch Family, serving American Samoa for almost 30 years. AE American Industries president and EO is Ngaire Ho hing, and the AE family is composed of 110 employees. This year, three winners with prizes ranging from $5,000 to $2,000 were selected, and awards were given out yesterday, Thursday, to the respective 1-page essay writers, and their school representatives. No purchase was necessary. The winners: (R-L) herish Iosua of Peteli Academy tops the competition with a$5,000 check; Fiona Laulu level 5 at Pacific Horizon secures her prize check of $3,000; and, the third winner from Iakina Adventist Academy s. Alefa Afalava with $2,000. In addition Ace also extends another 25% discount on all products for each winning school so that their prize money stretches more. It is AE s way of thanking the community for its continued support through the years, said the company in a press release. (For full story, see Saturday s Toasavili edition.) [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
2 Page 2 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 OASIS FREE PUPUS AUTOATI GOLF RANGE AND POOL HALL ENJO HAPP HOUR LIVE BAND USI DJ AT OUR NEXT DOOR NIGHTLUB *WE ARE LOATED ON AIRPORT ROAD AROSS F. (Old Bowling Alley) OE JOIN US FOR OUR NEW OPENING WE SERVE LUNH & DINNER HAPP HOUR STARTS AT 4:30-8:00P FOR RESERVATIONS FOR OUR SPEIAL OASION ALL US AT or lashes with police mar Occupy Wall St protests NEW OR (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets, the New ork Stock Exchange and the subways to raise their voices against what they say is corporate excess. But since police in riot helmets, batons and riot shields ousted them from their two-month encampments, Occupy Wall Street protesters singled out officers as another enemy, saying their crowd control tactics were an excessive, chilling use of force against free speech. The police played their role. I wouldn t call it respectful, said Danny Shaw, 33, on Thursday in a day of protests across the country to mark the two-month anniversary of the movement against what demonstrators say is economic inequality. Tear gas in Oakland, alif., pepper spray that hit an 84-year-old Seattle woman in the face and hundreds of arrests of demonstrators and journalists at Occupy protests across the U.S. this week shone the spotlight on the varying crowd control tactics of police, most who used helmets and riot gear as they broke up encampments in New ork and other cities. Police Brutality, protesters signs blared. New ork officials have called for investigations of the police raid of Zuccotti Park in lower anhattan early Tuesday. Experts on policing say departments have used necessary tactics to control unpredictable, sometimes violent protesters, and that the police haven t reached the stages yet of full riot protection. I don t think they re rioting at Occupy Wall Street, not yet, but they are getting out of control, said aki Haberfeld, a professor of police studies at John Jay ollege of riminal Justice in New ork. If they were rioting, you would see much more riot gear like sonic devices and high-powered weapons, she said. But the images that have played across the country have been disconcerting to some: 84-year-old Dorli Rainey s face dripping with pepper spray and the liquid used to treat it, and police and protesters pushing each other in New ork Thursday over metal barricades in downtown anhattan. When somebody puts their hands on somebody itself, it never looks right, Haberfeld said. But this is what they re allowed to do.... It is truly not excessive and I am surprised by how not excessive it is. The demonstrations Thursday - in such cities as Los Angeles, Boston, Las Vegas, Washington and Portland, Ore. - were for the most part peaceful. But at least 300 people were arrested in New ork and dozens were arrested elsewhere, including five on charges they assaulted police officers by throwing liquid into several officers faces and tossing glass at another. We will assure that everyone has the right to exercise their First Amendment rights, ayor ichael Bloomberg said Thursday after visiting one hospitalized officer who needed 20 stitches on his hand. But if anyone s actions cross the line and threaten the health and safety of others including our first responders, we will respond accordingly. hanting All day, all week, shut down Wall Street, more than 1,000 protesters gathered near the New ork Stock Exchange and sat down in several intersections. A dozen metal sleeves intended to lock protesters to fixtures on the street were confiscated, police said. Several thousand jammed anhattan s Foley Square Thursday evening and marched to the Brooklyn Bridge. Several weeks ago, an attempt to march across the bridge drew the first significant international attention to the Occupy movement as more than 700 people were arrested. In Seattle on Thursday, hundreds of Occupy Seattle and labor demonstrators shut down the University Bridge. Traffic was snarled as protesters from two different rallies held marches as part of a national day of action demanding jobs. (ontinued on page 10) (all ANSWERs ON PAGE 14)
3 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Page 3 25th Annual s South Pacific Pageant schedule announced by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News orrespondent The week-long iss South Pacific Pageant event this year hosted by Samoa kicks off on Dec. 4 with the arrival of contestants, and the finale is set for the evening of Dec. 10, when the new winner will be crowned, according to the organizing committee s program released this week in Apia. iss American Samoa Skyline Nua will represent the territory in the regional pageant, which is owned by the Samoa government. The total number of contestants this year is being firmed up by the Samoa organizing committee with the final list to be released soon. The theme for this year s pageant is elebration of the South Pacific, which was agreed upon during last year s Pageant Board eeting in Papua New Guinea, the last host country. Aggie Grey s Hotel & Bungalows is the official hotel partner this year, and the host committee is providing each contestant and Official haperone a Twin Share Hotel Room and three meals for seven days. Transfers between the hotel and airport are being provided by the Samoa government. The pre-pageant events start on Dec. 5 with a breakfast briefing, and a drawing to determine the order of appearance on pageant night as well as discussion of interview topics. There will also be an official photo shoot along with The 2010 iss South Pacific, iss Joyana eyer of the ook Islands. The pageant is owned by the Samoa government and will be held Saturday, December 10, in Samoa this year. [courtesy photo] the Pageant hairman s reception and official opening of the iss South Pacific Pageant, which includes the launch of Internet Voting. A breakfast briefing and press conference is set for the next day followed by rehearsals, which are also set for the rest of the week. The board of directors is scheduled to meet on Dec. 8 and among the issues of discussion will be the next host country for the 2012 pageant. American Samoa is expected to present a proposal at the time, and pageant chairman, Tuilaepa alielegaoi, who is also Samoa s Prime inister, will preside over the meeting. Virginia Samuelu is American Samoa s member on the board. Pre-pageant interviews of the contestants are set for the morning of Dec. 9 and later in the afternoon the annual iss South Pacific Floral Parade in the town area will be followed in the evening with the final full pageant rehearsal. ontestants are scheduled to tour the Samoa Tourism ulture enter and the Robert Louis Stevenson useum as well as make a charity visit to the Pediatric Ward of the Tupua Tamasese eaole National Hospital as part of the pre-pageant program. Venue for the iss South Pacific Pageant on the evening of Dec. 10 will be announced soon. The contestants will be judged on their traditional wear, sarong, talent, and interview. The reigning iss South Pacific Joyana eyer of the ook Islands will deliver her final speech before the new beauty queen is crowned. Pageant regulation judging criteria states that if there are ten or more contestants, five finalists will be selected to move on to the interview portion of the competition. However, the host committee is proposing a change to this criteria. The Host ommittee is proposing that this year, being the 25th Annual iss South Pacific Pageant with secured viewership by a regional and international audience, that the Board of Directors approve the proposed amendment for all ontestants to be interviewed during the Stage Interview for the position of the Pageant and Title Winner, according to a message sent to the board, which has been asked to provide comments on this proposal by 4p.m. on Dec. 1. We look forward to your support and approval of the Host ommittee s Request, the message states. On the issue of pageant judges, the host committee says there are five judges stipulated by the rules and regulations, with four judges being overseas judges, but only one allocation for a local judge. PAGEANT PRIZES The new pageant winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 Samoa Tala and air travel to attend the national pageant invitations of iss South Pacific Pageant nations. The winner will also receive the hairman s Tanoa as well as the traditional crown and sash, according to the host committee. First runner-up gets $4,000 Samoa Tala; 2nd runner up receives $3,000 Samoa Tala; 3rd Runner up with $2,000 Samoa tala; and 4th runner up with $1,000 Samoa Tala. Other participating contestants will get $500 Samoa tala and all contestants will receive a trophy and other prizes. ore cash prizes or in-kind prizes could be add at a later time before the actual event. The host committee is also presenting Special Awards: $1,000 Samoa tala cash prize each for: iss Tourism Award, Best Talent Award, Best Interview Award; and Best Traditional ostume Award. The winners of the Best Sarong, iss Internet, iss Photogenic and iss Personality awards will each receive $700 Samoa Tala. Reach the reporter at ome J oin U s! Join us TONIGHT - 6:00pm for our POOLSIDE BBQ ome relax & unwind after the long week and enjoy Live usic and a scrumptious meal!! eep an eye out for our upcoming THANSGIVING SPEIAL you won t want to miss. The Tradewinds Hotel. our home away from home!! For Reservations & more information!! all us at Saturday, November 26th 10am: BINGO 2pm: RAFFLE DRAWING PRIZES: 1st $10,000 6th $10,000 2nd $10,000 7th $10,000 3rd $10,000 8th $10,000 4th $10,000 9th $10,000 5th $10,000 10th $10,000 Pay/Pick/Drop Stations NOW OPEN 1. Vailoatai AS Hall/ $5 BOO i s Guest House 2. Tafuna cdonalds 3. Faga alu AS 4. 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4 Page 4 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Letter to the Editor SEATBELTS, PIUP TRUS AND SAFET Dear Editor: I just finished reading the article regarding the proposed ban on four-wheel aiga buses, which also touched on the enforcement of seat belts for drivers of buses. This is all well and good, but could someone. anyone, please tell me how this is more important or a more dangerous situation than seeing a pickup truck with school age children riding in the back? No seat belts there! Some are even sitting on the frame, meaning not down in the bed of the truck. I ve also seen young children standing up in the back while the pickup is moving. There are plenty of adults who do the same so I imagine the children think that if the adults can do it, so can they. Something just doesn t seem right when a driver of a car gets a ticket for not wearing a seat belt and, at any give time of the day, at least half the pickups on island have passengers of all ages in the back with nothing to keep them from falling out if an accident occurs. Am I the only one on-island that thinks something is not adding up right here? A very concerned motorist ng (Editor s Note: In the US, no passengers are allowed on the back of a moving truck, however the culture of pickup trucks on island centers around its use as The Family Vehicle it s the workhorse for our Samoan style of living. As such, there are laws on hand that address safety concerns within this pickup truck culture. There is a law forbidding children from riding in the back of a truck without an adult right there beside them, and also one that does not allow passengers of any age from sitting on the edge-sides or standing while the truck is moving. The speed limit of not more than 20 to 25 mph anywhere on our roads further supports safety concerns. In a general overview, most accidents involving a truck, on island, where passengers on the back of the truck were injured and in some cases have died, have been the result of speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence, passengers were standing up or sitting on the edge while the truck was moving, and mechanical fault. As in all laws, there is a responsibility by the public, in this case driver and passengers, to uphold them, if they are going to work. Police enforcement is only one part of the equation. ra) Osini Faleatasi Inc. reserves all rights. dba Samoa News is published onday through Saturday, except for some local & federal holidays. Please send correspondences to: OF, dba Samoa News, Box 909, Pago Pago, Am. Samoa ontact us by Telephone at (684) ontact us by Fax at (684) ontact us by at Normal business hours are on. thru Fri. 8am to 5pm. Permission to reproduce editorial and/or advertisements, in whole or in part, is required. Please address such requests to the Publisher at the address provided above. Here are the stories that received the most comments this past week and a cross section of reader s opinions. Bus and Taxi drivers say banning their loud music will affect their business (30 comments); Saturday, Nov. 12, pg 3. JOE TAEAO wrote: usic does not need to be loud to be good. usic has to be good to be heard. To be heard, you don t need to blast music or shout it into a person s ears. TERR TAVITA wrote: Ha ha ha are these guys in the music or the taxi business? Let s see, if all buses and taxis have low music, then I don t see how you lose business. From what I know, if someone jumps on a bus or in a taxi, they usually want to go from point A to point B unless the taxi driver with his boom speakers has something else in his mind.. FOREVER BOZ wrote: The drivers are right. I remember back in the days when the pioneer bus ruled the roads because of the up to date, loud music they played. Even on my last trip back home, I did not wave down a bus if I couldn t hear any music. Take the fun away, why don t you!?! atch a quiet bus if you don t like the loud ones. The music just adds to the authenticity of traveling the roads Samoan Style. Please remember that this is just an opinion! STUPID LAWS wrote: This law is stupid, and interferes with people s personal right to listen to their music. They should ve enacted a law that would restrict people from building houses next to the road. What the bus/taxi/music lovers are saying is that they have invested money into purchasing this sound equipment and the government did not compensate them for their investment. Do the just thing and provide a noise ordinance, not no all-encompassing law for the whole island. Besides how you gonna distinguish how loud the music is, this is clearly an interference into our personal rights to decide whether we want an amp in our personal vehicle. This law is draconian and goes against what is common sense! Governor plans to establish cabinet level department for veterans (18 comments); onday, Nov. 14; pg.1 NANIAA wrote: I am a Veteran and every Veteran should understand that the local government does not need to spend its money on a local Veterans Affairs Office. Even with current office under the umbrella of the Governor s office is a waste of local government money because the little things they try and do in that office is what the Federal Govt Veterans Office is already doing and the Am Samoa VA office (Governor s Office) sticks their nose into the Federal VA Office s business. That is why there was always confusion with the Veterans of what office to go to. r apu of the VA office now located in Tafuna knows that all of his duties and responsibilities are like fao fa amalosi. We don t need to create such an office because there is no need for it. Give back the duties and responsibilities of the Federal Veterans Office in Tafuna their duties as establish by US law and money already in their budget. Why have an office that we don t have the money to operate and why????? does the Am Samoa Govt want to waste money on duties and responsibilities that are already in place by Federal Law for the Federal Veteran Office to provide for all Veterans of the US and its territories. I remembered when my uncle was trying to get help with VA because of medical problems he was having. He mentioned going to Pagofie VA office every month and was given all kinds of stories until he ran into me one day and I told him he was going to the wrong office and that he needed to go see r John apu at the Federal VA Office, at the time located at the Pago Plaza. y uncle shares his story to all Veterans he encounters forever thanking me for the info I gave him. So those of you in the Fono, please, if you see this bill coming to the Fono in 2012, save that money for our children s education to buy more textbooks and hire more qualified teachers. God bless Am Samoa. SOLE ENOUGH ALREAD wrote: ore government when less is needed. Damn! an t even pay the electricity bill and you are creating more government. PROUDL SERVING wrote: We already have the Office of Veterans Affairs. Why reinvent the wheel? At what cost? This would be a complete waste of resources and funding. ANONOUS wrote: I am a Veteran and I appreciate the initiative. Recommend you use existing positions from within your administration to establish such a department. Dump the dead weight in your administration and use those positions to establish this department. Pay this department director $25,000 and reduce the rest of your directors to the same level. (ontinued on page 14)
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6 Page 6 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Going to the beach? This week, AS-EPA wants you to know, that the beaches listed here are polluted with bacteria which may be a threat to your health. ou should NOT swim, wade, or fish within 400 feet of these polluted beaches. Automatic spending cuts a new threat to US economy WEST: Asili Beach, across LS hurch Leone Pala, near bridge EAST: Fagasa Fagalea Beach near stream Afono stream mouth, adjacent cricket field Aua stream mouth near bridge Lauli i Tuai stream mouth Alega stream mouth Amouli Beach across Health linic Aoa stream mouth Onenoa Beach Beach Advisory: November 16, 2011 American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just as the U.S. economy is making progress despite Europe s turmoil, here come two new threats. Deep spending cuts are set to kick in if a congressional panel can t agree by Thanksgiving on how to shrink the budget deficit. And ongress may let emergency unemployment aid and a Social Security tax cut expire at year s end. Either outcome could slow growth and spook markets. Analysts are concerned. et most aren t panicking. any say the economy and markets can withstand the blows. That s because ongress or the Federal Reserve could take other steps next year to blunt the automatic cuts and lift the economy. And investors expect so little from the congressional panel that they re unlikely to overreact if no deal is reached. There s no doomsday scenario in reducing government spending, said David elly of JP organ Funds. The 12-member bipartisan panel, or supercommittee, was created in August to defuse a political standoff over raising the federal borrowing limit. It s supposed to find at least $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts by Nov. 23. If it fails, federal spending would automatically be cut by atai Restaurant II hristmas Special for 8 People hicken Won Ton Soup Fried Won Ton ombination Fried Noodle Beef Broccoli Grilled Fish Salt & Pepper Shrimp Deep Fried hicken hashu Pork Lobster eat Steamed Rice Free Ice Tea or Lemonade Party enu #1 Fried hicken Beef Broccolli Fish w/green Pepper Onion Spring Roll Steamed Rice For $8.95 For Only $ Party enu #2 Beef Broccolli Fish w/green Pepper Onion Sweet & Sour Pork Spring Roll ombination Fried Rice For $14.95 PER PLATE PER PLATE Book our hristmas Parties Now... all for more information that amount over nine years, starting in The law triggers cuts in programs prized by both parties: social services such as edicare for Democrats, defense spending for Republicans. The panel appears to be deadlocked. Economists say a stalemate makes it harder for ongress to extend the Social Security tax cut and unemployment benefits. On the other hand, if the supercommittee does forge a deal, it might include an extension of those benefits. Or it could at least clear the way for an extension later. The Social Security tax cut gave most Americans an extra $1,000 to $2,000 this year. Unemployment benefits provide about $300 a week. ost of that money quickly and directly boosts consumer spending, which drives the economy. By contrast, an expiration of those benefits could cut growth by about three-quarters of a percentage point, economists say. Throw in other cuts, like those passed in the August debt deal, and all told, federal budget policies could subtract 1.7 percentage points from growth in 2012, according to JPorgan hase and oody s Analytics. Given the tepid economy, such a hit could be damaging. It would be very difficult for an economy that s doing well to digest, let alone one that s barely growing at potential, said Ryan Sweet, an economist at oody s. That could unwind a lot of the improvement we ve seen so far. The economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the July-September quarter. Some analysts fear it could fall below 2 percent next year, especially if the emergency unemployment benefits and Social Security tax cuts aren t renewed. The U.S. economy faces other threats, too - from persistently high unemployment to Europe s spreading debt crisis, which could hasten a recession. If the automatic spending cuts take effect, the defense budget could be cut by nearly $500 billion over nine years. Some contractors are nervous. Wes Bush, EO of Northrop Grumman, has told analysts that the company is bracing for spending cuts. It s certainly going to be a more challenging environment next year, he said. Another wild card: Some investors fear that the supercommittee s failure would spark fresh downgrades of U.S. debt. Standard & Poor s downgraded the government s long-term debt in August. That contributed to a stock market plunge. It s possible that a deadlocked supercommittee would lead the two other major rating agencies - Fitch and oody s - to follow suit. et S&P s downgrade did little to tarnish U.S. debt. Treasury prices rose, and yields fell. Bond investors still saw Treasurys as a super-safe investment. Federal borrowing costs actually declined. S&P showed that when a rating agency downgrades the best-known security in the world, it has little impact, elly said. The market for U.S. Treasurys is so broad, accessible and transparent that ratings downgrades don t pose much threat, he noted. elly said Wall Street is unlikely to panic given that expectations for the supercommittee are so low as to be subterranean. Even so, some traders appear to be positioning for a shock. So-called defensive sectors of the stock market, like healthcare companies and utilities, which tend to retain their value in a weak economy, have been outpacing the S&P 500 index as a whole. In the past month, the economy has shown surprising strength. Reports this week showed that manufacturers are producing more goods and consumers are spending more. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits for the first time is at a seven-month low. Still, more than once since the recession officially ended more than two years ago, the economy has displayed vigor only to stumble again. High gas and food prices and Japan s earthquake sharply slowed growth in the first half of the year. ongress debtceiling fight sent consumer confidence to recession levels. Sweet thinks there s a good chance ongress will end up extending the Social Security tax cut. Partly on that assumption, oody s foresees 2.6 percent growth next year. For this year, analysts generally estimate less than 2 percent growth. Lawmakers could make other policy changes next year to energize the economy. The tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration, and extended in 2010, are set to expire after Republicans will push to renew them. Some of the automatic cuts set to kick in in 2013 could be delayed or altered. That s particularly true if the White House or either chamber of ongress changes sides in And some economists say the automatic spending cuts could actually boost confidence a bit: They would reassure the world that the U.S. government can make progress in shrinking its deficit. Even so, the supercommittee seems likely to fall short of its goal to help reduce the federal debt load. And there s more pressure to come. Priya isra, an analyst at Bank of America errill Lynch, estimates that ongress will need to find $2 trillion more in cuts by August 2013 to prevent another credit downgrade.
7 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Page 7 Samoan prison gang in Hawaii USO target of investigation by FBI by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News orrespondent The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Honolulu has no comment at this time on an ongoing federal investigation into a Samoan prison gang reportedly operating at the state and federal prisons in Hawai i. Samoa News learned of the investigation after the federal court in Honolulu released Wednesday the superseding indictment against Honolulu Police apt. arlton Nishimura who is facing an extortion charge for allegedly trying to obtain money from the operator of an illegal game room. He also faces charges of attempting to tamper with a witness and making false statements. Under count 4 of the indictment, dealing with making a false statement, the superseding indictment which adds a new drug charge against Nishimura alleges that Nishimura stated and represented to FBI agents that he had not talked with D.I about the federal task force investigation into the United Samoan Organization (USO), whereas, in truth and in fact, as he then well knew, he had spoken with D.I. about such federal investigation. When asked about the USO group and the investigation, Honolulu based FBI spokesperson Thomas J. Simon Jr. told Samoa News on Wednesday afternoon that USO is a prison gang and that the FBI has no comments on any ongoing federal investigation. Asked if the feds have any idea as to the home-base of USO, Simon says that with more Samoans in Hawaii than any other state, there is a higher concentration of Samoans in prison in Hawai i. Simon also said that state and federal prisons in Hawai i are known to have USO members. Without additional information from the FBI, it s unclear at this point as to the target of the federal investigation into the USO prison gang. Two Samoans who have lived in Honolulu for many years told Samoa News yesterday morning via telephone that USO members are mostly concentrated at the Oahu ommunity orrectional enter not far from the Honolulu International Airport. The pair, who asked not be identified, said USO members not only protect Samoan inmates, but others that they have befriended. Additionally, there are also a lot of USO members at the Halawa orrectional Facility, a medium security state facility in Aiea on Oahu island. A handful of websites say that USO is the largest prison gang in Hawai i, and that the group runs the prison system. Samoa News should point out that there are legitimate United Samoan Organizations which are church or non-profit groups in cities in Washington state, alifornia and Hawai i. Reach the reporter at Navy reevaluates Guam live firing range plans HONOLULU (AP) The Navy said it will reevaluate a proposal to build a live fire training range at the site of an ancient village on Guam after a lawsuit challenged its plans. Joseph Ludovici, the director of the military s Joint Guam Program Office, which is coordinating the U.S. military s buildup on Guam, said in a court filing Tuesday that additional analysis on the matter was appropriate. He said the Navy would begin to prepare a new environmental impact statement on the issue early next year. The decision comes a year after historic preservation groups and Guamanians sued the Navy, alleging it failed to adequately consider locations that would have less of an impact on the environment and historic sites. It further alleged the Navy failed to adequately examine the environmental consequences of its actions. The lawsuit said archaeological studies date Pagat to A.D. 700, while traditional knowledge indicates the village was inhabited 3,000 years ago. The village has up to 20 sets of carved stone pedestals, called latte, upon which the indigenous hamorro people set buildings. The Navy wants to build the firing range complex on Guam so arines due to move to the U.S. territory from Okinawa, Japan, will have a place to train. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a party in the lawsuit, welcomed the Navy s decision to reconsider. Pagat Village is a rare and extraordinary site, filled with history and culture, the group s president, Stephanie eeks, said in a statement. She added, The Navy made the right decision to re-open the public review process and we would like to thank them for reconsidering the location of these firing ranges. The trust put Pagat on its 2010 list of the most endangered historic places in the U.S. because of the Navy s plans. 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8 Page 8 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Increase in projects, workload highlights need for engineers, says head of DPW Hiring process takes a very long time needs expedited Participants in their underwear break a world record for the most number of people, 57, to fit into an over-sized pair of underpants measuring 5 meters by 1.5 meters in the anary Wharf district of London, Thursday, Nov. 17, Thursday marks Guinness World Records Day in which the organization estimates some 20,000 people around the world will attempt to break a wide range of records to showcase their country. (AP Photo/att Dunham) The Tokyo Sky Tree is seen from a 24-story hotel in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 17, The 634-meter (2,080 foot) tall tower was recognized as the world s tallest tower during a ceremony at a hotel in Tokyo on Thursday. (AP Photo/Hiro omae) by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News orrespondent With an increase in the number of projects, the Department of Public Works says there is a demand for engineers to ensure these projects are completed in a timely manner, according to Public Works director Taeaotui Punaofo Tilei, in his agency s fiscal year 2011 fourth quarterly performance report. The problem is the delay in processing documents of possible hirees, said the director, echoing a complaint the government has long faced, i.e. Department of Education teachers. There has been an increase in the workload for our engineers responsible for designing and implementing plans for the restructuring and rebuilding of roads, bridges and seawalls damaged by the 2009 earthquake and tsunami, the report says. Additionally, an increase in Public Works funding from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration has been secured to ensure these projects are completed. With that in mind, there is a current demand for engineers to ensure all design and construction project deadlines are met, said Taeaotui in the report. There is also a very high demand for Architectural Engineers; there has been a significant increase in the need to design and manage many of our government infrastructures, which has increased the workload of our A & E division. Public Works currently has a few Architects whose names have been submitted for hiring but the process to bring in new employees takes a very long time, in which case the department would like the Department of Human Resources to possibly expedite documents of these hirees as soon as possible, the report notes. The report further states that due to the influx of projects Public Works has a current demand for skilled workers i.e. carpenters, plumbers, electricians and air condition specialists, to name a few. If we can fill more of these positions then there would be no strain on the timeline these projects needs to be completed by; also it would ensure jobs being created and be beneficial to our struggling economy, according to the report, which also states that these are the personnel impediments faced by Public Works. eanwhile, Public Works says budget for fuel consumption of the entire ASG fleet is wanting. Increase in the number of vehicles, fluctuation of prices and the increase of transportation needs magnified this problem, said DPW, adding that stimulus money funded the upgrade to the otor Pool the ASG gas station which is now a modern gas station. This new station avoids manual errors to better manage the distribution of fuel, says DPW. Reach the reporter at Pago Airport Inn s Thanksgiving Special People break a world record as they take part in the world s largest and longest 3D anamorphic street painting, which is meters ( feet) long with a surface area of 892 meters square (9601 square feet), by British artist Joe Hill in the anary Wharf district of London, Thursday, Nov. 17, (AP Photo/att Dunham) $65 Single Room Rate (Special ends on the last day of Nov.) all /6334
9 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Page 9 ommerce Department personnel along with officials from the Fagatele Bay National arine Sanctuary (FBNS) at Tuesday s unveiling of the FBNS kiosk display in the departure lounge of the Pago Pago International Airport. Local artist Reggie eredith (far left) painted the mural in the background, which was also unveiled at the same event. A similar kiosk was also unveiled Tuesday at the LBJ edical enter. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost] NOAA s Fagatele Bay Nat l arine Sanctuary unveils new Educational iosks (PRESS RELEASE) November 16, 2011 Fagatele Bay National arine Sanctuary, in collaboration with the American Samoa Department of ommerce, invites the public to experience two new educational kiosks highlighting the importance of marine resource protection in American Samoa. The kiosks are located in the waiting lounge at Pago Pago International Airport, and Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical edical enter (near the records/payment window). These are the first educational kiosks in the territory, said Gene Brighouse, sanctuary superintendent. We are thrilled to be able to provide the people of American Samoa with an exciting new tool to explore and learn about our marine environment. Underscoring the sanctuary s commitment to outreach and education, the kiosks provide a visual and interactive showcase of the sanctuary s underwater treasures. With the click of a button, users can obtain extensive information about marine species and habitats, and learn about various sanctuary activities, educational and outreach programs, research projects and resource protection programs. The kiosks also include a ids orner where children can see and learn about marine life in a fun and entertaining way. Fagatele Bay National arine Sanctuary protects and preserves a fringing coral reef ecosystem nestled within an eroded volcanic crater on the southern coast of Tutuila, American Samoa. It is the smallest and most remote of all the national marine sanctuaries and is the only true tropical reef in the program. The site is uniquely rich in both natural resources and cultural heritage. Fagatele Bay provides a home to a wide variety of animals and plants that thrive in the protected waters of the bay. NOAA s Office of National arine Sanctuaries co-manages the sanctuary with the American Samoa Government, through the American Samoa Department of ommerce, and works closely with communities adjacent to the sanctuary, all within the context of Samoan cultural traditions and practices. NOAA s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and our other social media channels. On the Web: Fagatele Bay National arine Sanctuary: NOAA Office of National arine Sanctuaries: The FBNS kiosk displays are the first educational kiosks in the territory, and have a ids corner where children can see and learn about marine life in a fun and entertaining way. Located in the airport departure lounge and at the LBJ edical enter, both were unveiled on separate occasions on Tuesday, this week. At the departure lounge, the kiosk is the foreground to a ocean life mural painted by local artist Reggie eredith encouraging a visual and interactive exploration of the Fagatele Bay sanctuary s underwater treasures, and their programs and activities. [courtesy photo]
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Several hundred Occupy sympathizers marched to the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Los Angeles, with some setting up tents on a lawn. Police arrested two dozen people after they sat down in a street during a peaceful rally by hundreds of people organized by labor groups who had a permit. Authorities cleared an encampment set up by Occupy protesters on the University of alifornia, Berkeley campus; about 150 police officers and deputies in riot gear. Police arrested 21 demonstrators in Las Vegas, and 20 were led away in plastic handcuffs in Portland, Ore., for sitting down on a bridge. At least a dozen were arrested in St. Louis after they sat down cross-legged and locked arms in an attempt to block a bridge over the ississippi River. Several of the demonstrations coincided with an event planned months earlier by a coalition of unions and liberal groups, including oveon.org and the Service Employees International Union, in which out-of-work people walked over bridges in several cities to protest high unemployment. The street demonstrations also marked two months since the Occupy movement sprang to life in New ork on Sept. 17. They were planned well before police raided a number of encampments over the past few days, but were seen by some activists as a way to demonstrate their resolve in the wake of the crackdown. Thursday s demonstrations around Wall Street brought taxis and delivery trucks to a halt, but police were largely effective at keeping the protests confined to just a few blocks. Officers allowed Wall Street workers through the barricades, but only after checking their IDs. Live television shots Thursday showed waves of police and protesters shoving back metal barricades set up to separate the protest from the public in downtown anhattan. Some of the police hit protesters as they resisted arrest. Emmanuel Pardilla, 20, a political science and history major at Fordham University in New ork, said the heavy police presence added to the fear tactic. Haberfeld and other policing experts said the crowd control was aggressive, but not excessive. But First Amendment experts said that every interaction with demonstrators, particularly when televised nationally, can thwart the goal of protests and discourage others from joining. That s really is terribly inhibiting, said New ork attorney Herald Fahringer. Because people say, Gee, well, I don t want to go out there and join the protest if I run the risk of getting hit over the head with a billy club. Occupy Los Angeles protesters march through downtown during a rally Thursday, Nov. 17, Occupy Wall Street demonstrators held modestly sized, but energetic rallies around the country Thursday to celebrate two months since the movementís birth and signal that they arenít ready to quit yet, despite police raids that have destroyed some of their encampments. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Ill. Superman caper lands thief in prison GRANITE IT, Ill. (AP) -- ike eyer was nervous about letting an obsessed acquaintance anywhere near his sprawling collection of Superman treasures. When the man finally talked his way into his home, eyer got a real-life lesson in truth, justice and the American way. Using his girlfriend to distract eyer, Gerry Armbruster in August raided much of the an of Steel stash in the basement and spare bedroom of eyer s tiny home. Armbruster secreted away six boxes holding thousands of comic books and dozens of action figures, along with an assortment of model John Deere tractors. At the time, eyer - living off his part-time cdonald s job and Social Security checks for a mental disability - says he lost a bit of his soul. Armbruster soon got nabbed, and eyer got back everything but the mini tractors. In fact, after word of the crime made its way through cyberspace faster than a speeding bullet, eyer s collection actually started to expand, thanks to help from oceans away. Donors from Paraguay to the Pacific Rim inundated eyer with a sea of Superman items, from autographed pictures to classic comic books - even a an of Steel lunch box. eyer paid it forward, giving most duplicate items to a St. Louis children s hospital. I never realized I had so many friends, eyer, 48, gushed of the outpouring fanned by online Superman message boards and a Facebook page titled, Save Superman - Help ike eyer. All I wanted was justice done, this guy behind bars and my stuff back. The final piece of that wish came this week, when Armbruster, 37, pleaded guilty in adison ounty just east of St. Louis and was sent to prison for six years for the theft. Armbruster also got a simultaneous six-year term for roughing up an elderly man he tried to rob two weeks after ripping off eyer. Initially eyer wanted him to get double the prison time, but he later acknowledged that was probably greedy. Justice did prevail, and this will give him some time to think, eyer said. A portly man with wispy eyebrows and a child s charm, eyer not only adores the an of Steel but lets the superhero s dogood ideals permeate his life, right down to his answering machine message: Every man can be Superman. Since news of the theft spread, eyer has been somewhat of a cause celebre. He learned of Armbruster s sentence while on an all-expenses-paid trip to leveland, where eyer - decked out in an early Superman costume - got a rare tour with fellow Superman aficionado eith Howard of the boyhood home of Jerry Siegel, one of the comic superhero s co-creators. He s gotten a call from Brandon Routh, who played the an of Steel in the 2006 movie Superman Returns. And he has fielded plenty of kitsch, from handmade sketches - some from exico - to hand-stitched decorative pillows from alifornia bearing Superman s likeness. A Pennsylvania man even shipped him a mini Superman pinball machine. In eadville, Pa., midway between Pittsburgh and Erie, stay-athome dad Andrew opp happened upon eyer s misfortune while mining social network websites about comic books. opp said he found the theft appalling, but I was more touched by everyone giving back to a total stranger. Determined to help, the Navy veteran and former electronics worker studying to be a veterinary technician scoured his attic for Superman comics. Then he decided to part with a far more personal keepsake: a Superman logo hand-painted by his 8-year-old daughter, and captioned in child s handwriting: Woosh Superman!! It was amazing to see how this wonderful story turned out, Howard said. ike is a fantastic man, pure all the way to his soul. Just a gentle spirit, and he is what he is. He has the spirit of a small child, and he appeals to all of us. eyer started amassing his Superman collection two decades ago, partly to dull the ache of trying to get over a girl. This is what kept me going all these years because I ve had bouts of depression, said eyer, still frustrated about being single but at peace sharing his cluttered home with his two trusty sidekicks - dark, mixed-breed dogs rypto and Dyno. eyer doesn t know what all of the Superman stuff is all worth, though it s clearly in the thousands of dollars. Armbruster got only $600 for the stolen items, and eyer calls that an insult. uch of the assortment consumes the basement. Its door to the outer world, which eyer suspects Armbruster used to scurry away with his things, is now nailed shut. Down there, shelves are lined with Superman action figures and other trinkets, along with an of Steel books, insulated coffee mugs, lunch boxes and puzzles - even a lava lamp and wastebasket. Boxes of the comic books Armbruster once stole line a wall. Bad knees keep eyer from getting down there to admire his collection more than once a week. He spends more time observing the assortment of other items in a spare upstairs bedroom, where Superman bedding accents walls covered by an of Steel posters. The art includes pictures signed by argot idder, the Lois Lane of several film versions of the comic book classic. To eyer, it s all a reminder of an icon who simply did the right thing. He has all these powers. He could just shape the world to his own liking, but instead he submits to authority and helps people, eyer said. If this man actually existed, there d be no Gadhafi, no al-qaida or bin Laden. There d be no deficit or a lot of the bad stuff that s happening.
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13 Idaho man being charged with trying to assassinate Obama BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Reached by the AP on W. Bush, said Friday s shooting Idaho man accused of firing an Thursday, Ortega s mother said would likely mean tighter security and coordination. assault rifle at the White House she didn t have anything to say. believed he was Jesus and She earlier told the Post Register in Idaho Falls her son has review of their security proce- They do an exhaustive thought President Barack Obama was the Antichrist, according to no history of mental illness. dures every time something like court documents and those who He has different ideas than this happens, said Bongino, knew him. At one point, he even other people, just like everyone, who recently left the Secret Service to run for U.S. Senate in suggested to an acquaintance but he was perfectly fine the last the president was planning to time I saw him, aria Hernandez told the newspaper. He perfectly. They will undress aryland. Nothing ever works implant computer tracking chips into children. might be saying weird stuff that this completely and then they Oscar Ramiro Ortega- sounds crazy, but that doesn t will find out when they rebuild Hernandez, 21, was charged mean (he) is crazy. He might be the incident exactly what they Thursday with attempting to confused and scared. could have done better. assassinate the president or his At his first appearance in staff. He is accused of firing court in Pennsylvania, Ortega nine rounds at the White House sat quietly, his hands free but last Friday night - one of them his feet shackled. He said only, cracking a window of the first es, ma am when he was family s living quarters - when asked if he understood that he Obama and the first lady were would be going back to Washington to face the charge. away. If convicted, Ortega faces up to life in prison. According to a court document released after the hearing, Ortega was arrested Wednesday at a western Pennsylvania hotel when a desk shell casings from Ortega s car, authorities recovered nine spent clerk there recognized him and which was found abandoned near called police. the White House shortly after the Ortega s public defender, shooting. An assault rifle with a hristopher Brown, declined scope was found inside. comment after his first court A person who knows him Gate Opens hearing in Pennsylvania. Ortega s mother has said he has that he had become increas- subsequently told 4pm no history of mental illness, ingly agitated with the federal though when authorities were government and was convinced TIETS looking for him, they reported it was conspiring against him, he had mental health issues. the document said. Others told $25.00 In Idaho Falls, where Ortega investigators that Ortega had is from, a computer consultant reportedly said Obama was (non-refundable) told The Associated Press that the the Antichrist and the devil. two met July 8 after Ortega asked Ortega also apparently said he for help editing a 30-minute infomercial. onte call said that Authorities said Ortega was needed to kill the president. during the meeting at Ortega s clad in black when he pulled family s exican restaurant, his car within view of the Ortega pulled out worn sheets of White House on Friday night, Taylormade Networks yellow paper with handwritten fired shots and then sped away. Whitcombe edia notes and started to talk about his The White House has not said Fax argo Services predictions that the world would whether the Obamas daughters, Sasha and alia, were Hamburg Sud end in He said, `Well, you know there at the time or commented the president is getting ready on the shooting. to make an announcement that Ortega was questioned by they re going to put GPS chips police on Friday morning, in all the children, so they re before the shootings, just across safe, call said.... And the Potomac River from Washington in Arlington, Va. Police then he said, `That s just what the Antichrist is going to do to said they stopped him after a mark everybody. report of suspicious behavior, imberly Allen, the mother but let him go after photographing him because they had of Ortega s former fiancee, said he had been well-mannered and no reason to make an arrest. kind in the four years she had Ortega has an arrest record known him. But he recently in three states but has not been began making statements to her linked to any radical organizations, U.S. Park Police have said. daughter that were out of character, including that he believed This is not the first time the he was Jesus. Allen said the White House has come under family was worried when he attack. went to Utah recently, where he In the last 40 years, the landmark has faced threats ranging said he had business, and didn t come back. Ortega s family from a stolen helicopter that reported him missing Oct. 31. landed on the grounds in 1974 to Allen said they were flabbergasted to hear he was wanted in shotgun on a sidewalk outside in a man who wielded a sawed-off Washington. I believe that the In 1994 alone, there were boy needs help, said Allen, of five threats including a plane Shelley, Idaho. crash on the lawn and a suspected Her daughter, Jessica Galbraith, was engaged to Ortega fired at least 29 rounds from a drive-by shooting. Another man and is the mother of their 2-yearold son. She declined to com- striking the White House. semiautomatic weapon, with 11 ment Thursday except to say: I Dan Bongino, a former love him, and I m here for him. Secret Service agent who served It was unclear why or when on the presidential details for they split. Obama and President George L ive in in oncert in American Samoa!!! Veterans emorial Stadium December 10, 6pm samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Page 13 LAND OISSION NOTIE is hereby given that PULU AE AE of PAGO PAGO, American Samoa, has executed a LEASE AGREEENT to a certain parcel of land commonly known as ISA A TAA which is situated in the village of PAGO PAGO, in the ounty of A OPUTASI, EASTERN 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 ARIAN VILI & RISTIE VILI as LESSEES. Any person who wish, may file his objection in writing with the Secretary of the Land ommission before the 5TH day of DEEBER, It should be noted that any objection must clearly state the grounds therefor. POSTED: OTOBER 5, 2011 thru DEEBER 5, 2011 SIGNED: Samuel B. White, Territorial Registrar OISI O LAU ELE ELE O LE FA ASALALAUGA lenei ua faia ona o PULU AE AE ole nu u o PAGO PAGO, Amerika Samoa, ua ia faia se FEAGAIGA LISI, i se fanua ua lauiloa o ISA A TAA, e i le nu u o PAGO PAGO i le itumalo o A OPUTASI, Falelima i SASA E 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 ARIAN VILI & RISTIE VILI. 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14 Page 14 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 L.A. detectives to re-open Natalie Wood death inquiry LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Homicide detectives have reopened their investigation of Natalie Wood s death nearly 30 years after the actress drowned in the waters off Southern alifornia in one of Hollywood s most enduring mysteries. The renewed look at Wood s Nov. 29, 1981, death was prompted by new information detectives received about the case, Los Angeles ounty sheriff s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Thursday. No additional details were provided, but a detective planned to hold a news conference Friday, and anyone with information about the case was being asked to contact sheriff s officials. A spokesman for Wood s husband at the time of her death, Robert Wagner, said the family trusts the sheriff s department will take appropriate action but has not been contacted about the case being re-opened. Wood drowned after a night of partying with husband Wagner and Brainstorm costar hristopher Walken on the couple s yacht anchored off Santa atalina Island. Her death was ruled an accident and it was determined that she Office of Procurement American Samoa Petroleum ooperative REQUEST FOR QUALIFIATIONS (RFQ) RFQ No: RFQ Date & Time Due: December 9th, 2011 Issuance Date: November 15, 2011 No later than 2:00 p.m. local time The American Samoa Petroleum ooperative issues a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified firms for the: onstruction of a new two-story terminal office building in Gataivai Submission Original and five copies of the Statement of Qualifications must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: RFQ: Terminal Office building construction. Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Friday, December 9, 2011: ASP Office of Procurement American Samoa Government PO Box 488, Pago Pago, attn:taulapapa Will Sword, ASP PO Any Statement of Qualification received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as bein g non-responsive. Document The RFQ document outlining the qualification requirements is available at The ASP Office of Procurement,Gataivai, American Samoa, during normal working hours ( , ). It can also be forwarded digitally - contact Review Request for Qualification data will be thoroughly reviewed by an appointed Source Evaluation Board under the auspices of the ASP hief Procurement Officer. Right of Rejection The American Samoa Government reserves the right to reject any and/or all Statements of Qualificatio n and to waive any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted qualifications that are not in the best interests of the American Samoa Government or the public. TAULAPAPA WILL SWORD ASP hief Procurement Officer had been drinking before her death. The office wrote that Wood was possibly attempting to board the dinghy and had fallen into the water, striking her face. A dinghy that had been attached to the couple s yacht, Splendor, was found in a atalina cove. The Los Angeles Times reported that detectives were prompted to look at the case again after comments by the ship s captain, Dennis Davern. He was recently interviewed for a collaboration between the magazine Vanity Fair and the television series 48 Hours ystery that focuses on Wood s death. Although no one in the Wagner family has heard from the LA ounty Sheriff s department about this matter, they fully support the efforts of the LA ounty Sheriff s Dept. and trust they will evaluate whether any new information relating to the death of Natalie Wood Wagner is valid, and that it comes from a credible source or sources other than those simply trying to profit from the 30 year anniversary of her tragic death, Wagner spokesman Alan Nierob wrote in a statement. Wood, a three-time Oscar nominee famous for roles in West Side Story, Rebel Without a ause and other Hollywood hits, was 43 when she died. She and Wagner, star of the TV series Hart to Hart, were twice married, first in 1957 before divorcing six years later. They remarried in Wood s drowning sparked tabloid speculation that foul play was involved, but Wagner and Wood s sister have dismissed any suggestion there was foul play. Lana Wood wrote in a biography on her sister, What happened is that Natalie drank too much that night. Wagner wrote in a 2008 autobiography that he blamed himself for his wife s death. He recounted the night of Wood s disappearance, during which the couple and Walken drank at a restaurant and on the boat. Wood went to the master cabin during an argument between her husband and Walken. The last time Wagner saw his wife, she was fixing her hair at a bathroom vanity and she shut the door. Wagner wrote that despite various theories about what led Wood to the water, which she feared, it was impossible to know what exactly happened. Nobody knows, he wrote. There are only two possibilities; either she was trying to get away from the argument, or she was trying to tie the dinghy. But the bottom line is that nobody knows exactly what happened. Later in the book, Wagner wrote, Did I blame myself? If I had been there, I could have done something. But I wasn t there. I didn t see her. He wrote that he has never returned to atalina Island. Phone and messages to Walken s publicist were not immediately returned. Attempts to contact Davern were unsuccessful. TOP WEB STORIES ontinued from page 4 Hawaiian to fly to Big Apple daily; introductory fares as low as $212 (8 comments), Wednesday, Nov. 16 on-line (Thursday, Nov. 17 print edition) A. SAOA PASSENGER wrote: Fly from Hawaii to New ork for $212 one way Economy lass...about $424 round trip. Fly to and from Hawaii to American Samoa is almost or a little above $424!!!!! From Hawaii to New ork is much farther than Hawaii to American Samoa. What s going on here??? TOASAOA wrote: I cant wait to see the big apple! ANONOUS wrote: All that money we pay here in Samoa for our flights helped HA pay for those airplanes going to their new routes. So maybe HA will give Samoa half prices for hristmas!!!! hahaha... REASONABLE FARES PLEASE! wrote: Nice, charge $600-$800 one way to or from Samoa and they charge $212 one way to New ork which is a much longer flight. Granted they are introductory fares, but I doubt it will ever reach the cost of flying Pago-Honolulu or Honolulu-Pago. Former abinet member eloma Afuola passes away (8 comments); Saturday, Nov. 12, pg 3. This was also one of our most read stories this past week. ALOFAAGA wrote: We ll miss you very much eloma but you re in heaven now with the Lord. NAZARENE wrote: A true Lady in every sense of the word. I am blessed to have known this wonderful, sweet and kind woman. Rest in His loving arms forever. PIO TULOUNA wrote: y condolences to the bereaved family and Nanai Afuola, le fa afeagaiga taulagi, ma le nofo a alo. ay God s Spirit and agape love embrace you in your time of mourning. AooSai wrote: We love & miss you om!!!!
15 Final F2011 ASPA report ontinued from page 1 While ASPA gets a surplus, customers got another hike in fees for water, solid waste and underground water protection that went into effect on Oct. 1st this year, said Rep. Larry Sanitoa, who has complained about the hike in fees affecting many low income families in his Tualauta county. This so called surplus is confusing... ASPA claims they need the additional revenue as the reason for the fee hike, but their own financial report shows a surplus. So what is the deal here? He questioned if this surplus is being used to fund the bonuses that were recently given to certain ASPA employees and management. Samoa News notes that one of the programs its former chief executive officer ichael eyser is praised for starting is the Bright Lights program, which ASPA said recognizes employee accomplishments in ASPA. It is unknown if this is the program that initiated the bonuses as current ASPA EO Andra Samoa has yet to reply to Samoa News questions about the bonuses. Two other lawmakers say they have a problem with the figures in the report and they plan to question these numbers when lawmakers return in January. REVENUES According to ASPA, total actual operating and grant revenues for the 4th quarter is $ million a variance of $11,792,713 or 10% more than revenue projections due to high fuel price. Of the total revenues, $82.16 million (62%) for Electric division; $7.74 million (6%) for Water division; $3.93 million (3%) for Waster water division; $2.57 million (2%) for Solid Waste division; and $35.46 million (27%) for the Fuel division, according to the ASPA report. EXPENSES Total expense of $ million includes fuel division expenses of $33.77 million (27%); electric division $75.15 million (61%); water division $9.03 million (7%); wastewater $3.28 million (3%) and Solid waste $1.78 million (2%). ASPA says this a variance of $2.94 million or 2% over budget. Of the total expenses, ASPA says $8.79 million went to personnel costs; $69.54 million for materials and supplies; $170,180 for travel; $8.67 million in contractual service; $21.11 million in equipment; and $14.72 million in all others budget item. At the end of the 4th quarter ASPA s total workforce was at 437 people 26 contract workers; 370 full time employees and 41 temporary workers. AGEN PERFORANE ASPA continues to contain and control its divisional spending with challenges of regulatory compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and change of the groundwater rules, says EO Samoa in the performance report, dated Oct. 31. She says ASPA and its local partner the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) have been working collaboratively on the Sanitary Survey corrective action plan in order to lift the Boil Water Notice for the rest of Tutuila. The accounts receivable continues to increase to the amount of $5 million to $6 million and the community continues to be concerned with the increase of rates, she said, and points out that ASPA has successfully transitioned to the Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) for the Satala Temporary Power Generation system and in addition, has provided, through its marketing partner the new product ULSD for possible customers i.e. school buses, emergency ambulances, and others. (The report does not identify who their marketing partner is.) Also cited in the report are some of ASPA s accomplishments such as the commissioning of new engines for the Faleasao Power Plant and working with other local and federal partners with regard to general infrastructure and renewable energy projects. One of the program impediments for ASPA is the delay in receiving 10% local matching assistance from ASG, and receivables continue to increase, the report says. samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Page 15 Reach the reporter at Science Panel: Get ready for some extreme weather WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top international climate scientists and disaster experts meeting in Africa have a sharp message for the world s political leaders: Get ready for more dangerous and unpredictable weather caused by global warming. They re calling for preparations that will save lives and money. These experts fear that without preparedness, crazy weather extremes may overwhelm some locations, making them unlivable. The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on limate hange issued a new special report on global warming and extreme weather Friday after meeting in Uganda. This is the first time the group of scientists has focused on the dangers of extreme weather events such as heat waves, floods, droughts and storms. Those are more dangerous than gradual increases in the world s average temperature.
16 Page 16 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Pictured are the members of the American Samoa Aquatics Agency (ASAA) showing off some of their new aquatics equipment they recently received from world renowned marathon swimmer Bruckner hase. According to head of the ASAA Zero Iaulualo (far left), the equipment consists of a rescue board, 2 rescue cans, lifeguard whistles and four life buoys. The equipment is to be used for the training of the candidates for the upcoming Toa O le Tai (Water Heroes) program that will be starting on January 7, Right after Bruckner hase returns this coming January 5, the Toa O le Tai program will begin two days later on the 7th, said Iaulualo. But before then, the ASAA will be having an Awareness Swim to raise Awareness of Our Ocean, Ocean onservation and Water Safety, on the last day of the year, December 31st. It will be a swim from Aua to Utulei Beach park and will consist of approximately 1 1/4 miles and will begin at 9:00 a.m. Right now the swimmers in this swim will be myself, Diana Pulu who is only 12 years old, hristina Pulu, Unitedtete (Nicky) Pulu and harles iller. They have trained for quite a while now for this. They just didn t jump into the water and start swimming. I made sure that they are and will be ready that day. If anybody out there can swim and is at least 12 years old and would like to make this swim with us, come down to Utulei Beach on ondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m But do it by next Friday the 25th. This is going to be a big event on the 31st of December. If you cannot swim at all and are at least 8 years old and up, come to the Utulei Beach on Saturdays from 9am-12 pm to learn how, he said. [photo: Jeff Hayner]
17 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Page 17 Talosaga VA nonofo pea Fanua alo poloaiga a le Fa amasinoga Le Lali tusia Ausage Fausia Ua i luma o le fa amasinoga se talosaga mai le Asosi o Fitafita Tuai a Amerika Samoa (ASVA) ina ia fa atuatuai le toe fa afo i atu o le fanua o le malo o lo o i Tafuna, lea o lo o i ai lona Ofisa autu, se i maua mai se fa aiuga o le latou talosaga lea ua i luma o le Fa amasinoga Apili. O le Aso Faraile na te a nei na faila ai e le VA sana talosaga apili i luma o le fa amasinoga, ina ua te ena e le fa amasinoga sana talosaga lna faila ia Setema, ina ia toe iloilo e le fa amasinoga lana fa aiuga ua mae a ona tu uina mai, i le fa amutaina o le lisi i le va o le VA ma le malo. Fa atasi ai ma le talosaga mo se avanoa, na talosagaina fo i e le loia a le VA, o ark Ude, ia le fa amasinoga, ina ia silasila toto a i le tupe e ono fa aalu e le VA mo le aveesea o ana mea totino mai le fanua i Tafuna, atoa ai ma le toe fausia i luga lava o le fanua lea pe afai e manuia le talosaga apili ua tu uina atu. Na taua e Ude, e le i tete e mai e le malo le talosaga a le VA. Na talosaga le loia a le malo o Sala cguire i le fa amasinoga, ina ia te ena le talosaga a le VA e nonofo pea i le fanua i Tafuna, ona e i ai nisi o mafua aga e le o mafai e le VA ona ausia ina ia mafai ai ona latou nonofo pea i le fanua. O se tasi o mafua aga e pei ona taua e cguire o le tulaga lea i le ono le manuia o le talosaga apili a le VA, e le gata i lea, o lea ua silia ma le 6 masina talu ona fai le malo i le VA i na ia tula i ese ma le fanua, peita i o lo o tumau pea lo latou nofoia o le fanua. E tele ni mataupu fa aloia ma talanoaga tau i tulafono na fetalia i ai le fa amasinoga ma loia mo itu e lua i le taeao ananafi, a o taumafai le fa amasinoga e saili se aano tonu o talosaga ua fa aulu e le VA. Na taua e Ude, e ui o lea ua te ena e le fa amasinoga le talosaga a le VA ina ia toe iloilo e le fa amasinoga lana fa aiuga na tu uina mai i le masina o Setema 2011, peita i e talitonu le VA o lo o tumau pea le tulaga lelei o le feagaiga na sainia mo le lisi i le latou va ma le malo. O le aso 1 o Setema na te a nei na tu uina mai ai e le fa amasinoga maualuga sana fa aiuga tusitusia, e lagolagoina ai le fa afinauga a le malo, ua mae a taimi na sainia ai le feagaiga mo le lisi i le va o i latou ma le VA. Ina ua mae a la ona tu uina mai e le fa amasinoga lana fa aiuga lea, sa tu uina mai ai loa ma lana poloaiga ina ia fa ataunu uina loa lana fa aiuga pe afai e tuana i aso e 10 talu mai le aso na tu uina mai ai lana fa aiuga, ae le i faila e le VA se talosaga apili i luma o le fa amasinoga. Na taua e Ude, e ui o lea ua finau mai le malo o le lisi na amata mai ia Iuni ma mae a ai i le masina o Iuni 2007, peita i e talitonu le VA, na fa atoa amata le faitauina o tausaga e 30 o le lisi ina ua mae a ona lesitalaina i le masina o Fepuari , ae le o le 1977, ma faitau mai ai loa le 30 tausaga o le lisi seia aulia le masina o Fepuari Na taua e Ude, o le talosaga a le VA e toe iloilo ai e le fa amasinoga lana fa aiuga ua mae a ona tu uina mai, o lo o fa avae i luga o le talitonuga, o lo o lelei pea le lisi e le i mae a, e le gata fo i i lea, o le lisi ua mae a ona totogi atoa le 30 tausaga i le tau e $1 i le tausaga e tasi. O se tasi o mataupu sa fia manino i ai le fa amasinoga i le aso ananafi, pe o tumau pea le fa aaoga e le VA o fale ma le fanua o le malo o Tafuna, na tali Ude, na te le o iloaina lea tulaga, peita i na taua e se sui o le VA e le i finagalo e fa alauiloa lona suafa, o lo o tumau pea le fa aaogaina e le VA o lona nofoaga autu i Tafuna seia o o mai i le taimi nei. E le i tu uina maia se fa aiuga a le fa amasinoga e tusa ai o talosaga e lua na faila e le VA, peita i ua toe tolopo i se isi taimi, se i mae a muamua ona tu uina atu e le itu a le VA nisi o tulaga e fa amanino atili ai i le fa amasinoga mafuaaga e ala ai ona taofia le fa ataunu uina o lana fa aiuga ua mae a ona tu uina mai. (Faaauau itulau 19) aimoa oneseti i Amerika Samoa!!! alae Veterans emorial ataina Tesema 10, pm Tatala faitoto a i le 4 Nisi o totino o le vaega a le VA e aofia ai le afioga i le ali i peresetene ia Tauiliili Lauifi (ogatotonu) i le mae a ai lea o se iloiloga sa faia i luma o le Fa amasinoga aualuga i le taeao ananafi. [ata AF] SA O LAU TALI? - AUA LE AVANOA O SAU TIET O LE ONESETI A LE TE VAA TUSI LAU TALI, O LOU SUAFA A LE NUERA O LE TELEFONI FA AO O AI LEA O LE PEPA I LE OFISA A LE SAOA NEWS I FAGATOGO AE E LE I TA LE 4 I LE AFIAFI NEI. A SA O LAU TALI, AUA LOU AVANOA I LE SE I E AUA AI SAU TIET ***************************************************** FESILI: O LE A LE ALBU LONA 2 A LE TE VAA A O LE A LE TAUSAGA NA TATALA AI I TUA? TALI: IGOA: TELEFONI: ***************************************************** O lenei taumafaiga a le Samoa News, o le a faia i aso uma se ia o o i le masina fou. 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18 Page 18 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 ALOFA FA Avae ai Aiga VAEGA 51 Letina, fai fa alelei au faiga sia ula, e te iloa le upu fo i lea, faifai la mu, fai fai la mu, tautala ma fautua lelei i a outou tane, ona iloa lea e le tamaloa le tulaga e tu ai, ae le o muimui muimui, ia o le tulaga lea e o o i ai, a fai mea o le aiga, ae sola sola aisea, e le iloa fai ni mea, e le iloa tautala, ua ou le iloa la po o a mea e iloa fai. E le i toe tali Letina i a Naomi, aua ua iloa lelei e Letina, e alu alu lava e i u ina tu mai Naomi ia te ia. Na liliu nei i tua Letina ma lona le malie i lona uso ma tomumu, O le lo omatua lenei, tiga lava ona punou si nei tamaloa e fai mea o le aiga, ae fai mai lava ia o Pio e leaga, ua o o mai fo i lo u le fia nofo i lenei aiga. O le tomumu a Letina lea na fai nei, o lo o fa alogologo mai i ai lona tuagane o Filipo. Letina, se onosa i, e te le i au masani lava i uiga o lou uso, onosa i. O le musumusu ane lea a lona tuagane o Filipo. Filipo, ua ou le iloa, e fai uma e ia tala o tagata, ae le se i va ai i le gaioi a lenei tamaloa, ae fai mai lava o Pio e leaga. Ua toetiti fo i tapena ma ua i le aiga o Pio ma te nonofo ai pe afai o le faiga lea. Ua le tautala Filipo i lea taimi, ua na o le tilotilo ane i lona tuafafine la ititi. Letina, onosa i, ua e iloa lava lou uso, e pa vale i le tele o taimi. O aga a ia a le tagata ua leai se to alua, e faufautua i ai. Ua alu nei le talie a Filipo ma Letina, ua fai fai tala nei, ae e le o lagona mai e Naomi. O le isi itu, o la ua ia ua lavevea i a Naomi. Ina ua ma ea le talatalanoaga a le aiga lea na fai na aunagi nei le lo omatua o Silia i a Pule ina ia o la o i le fale ua sau le vaivai, ma na fa amavae ai loa Silia ma Pule, ae o lo o nofo nofo pea nisi vaega o le aiga potopoto. Na ona iloa mai lava e Filipo ua tula i Pule ma Silia, e le i tele lava i se pito, tu a e loa fo i ma ia ma ua fa amavae ma Segi. O Segi e le i mana o e vave o i le fale, ae ua iloa lelei lava e Filipo le tulaga e o o i ai ia ona o lea ua tula i ese Pule ma Silia. Afai a e nofonofo umi i le potopotoga lea e fai nei ma lona tuafafine matua, o lona uiga e i u ina liliu mai Naomi ma fa ataunu u le taina o lona ulu e pei ona folafola mai ia te ia. O le isi itu na manatu i ai Filipo e sili ona tula i ese, ona sa fai o lona uso matua o Pule e tau sefeina ia pe a o o i tai loloto o faiga mea a le aiga. Ia Naomi, o le a ma o fo i ma ua, se i fai sina malologa ua alu le aso o fai nei mea. Na tu a e nei i luga Filipo ma savali atu ua fa amavae i le to alua o Sina, le tamaloa palagi o Simi (Jim). Simi, me see you tomorrow okay.me love you Jimmy. Ua ata le palagi ma tilotilo ane i lona to alua. Na fa atatoso nei vae o Segi i lea taimi, ona sa i ai lona manatu se i toe nofonofo ma talatalanoa ma Sina lea na o mai mamao ma lona to alua palagi mai Niu Sila i le fa aipoipoga a Tagiilima. O le mea na fia nofonofo ai Segi ma talatalanoa ma Sina, ona e fai fo i si lelei o le simili a si lo omatua. E mo i lava e le i lelei tele, ae ua feololo, a fa aopoopo lava e Segi le uka ma le li, ia ua ukali, ona alu ai lava lea fa apena. O lea la ua fia nofo nei Segi se i fai ana nanu ia i le to alua o Sina, ae ua seu e lona to alua o Filipo. Se o oe se Filipo, se ua malosi tele lou pala ai i a Naomi, o le mea le na ua e fia vave alu ai. O lea e tau fai la u nanu i le palagi, ae e seua le mea. Na ou alu fo i a u i le a oga Filipo, ta ilo fo i i le simili a le palagi pe maua si a u fo i taumafaiga vaivai na ave ai a u e o u matua i le a oga faitau pi Samoa a le Faifeau. Ua na o le savali o Filipo ma ata ata i tala a lona to alua. Ua iloa lelei lava e Filipo, o lona uiga, o le faitaupi Samoa lea na a oga ai si lo omatua, ae le o le faitau pi fa apalagi. Ioe Segi, se i aulia taeao, ona ta o lea i le fale o Naomi, ia na e fuli lava lea e faitau le pi fa apalagi na e a oga ai i le a oga a le Faifeau, i le palagi. Ua na o le tomumu o Segi ma tau sa e le ato o lo o i ai i totonu pilikaki e lima, o le fasi pua a, ma nai talo na maua mai i le aiga o le fa aipoipoga a Tagiilima ma Lameko. Upu Fou - Fatua iupu? Fa aaoga i le Gagana Samoa: O lenei taumafaiga ina ia mafai ona fa aopoopo nisi upu i le tatou gagana samoa, ina ia mafai ona fa afaigofie ma fa apu upu u le taumafaiga e fa aliliu mai tala fa aperetania i le gagana samoa! Ia fa ao o mai lou lagona e ala i se tusi e fa ao o mai i le Fa atonu, po o le Imeli yahoo.com tatou te feutaga i ai i nei galuega lelei mo i tatou uma lava! Upu - TABU - Vavao po o le Fa asa Upu Fou Fa asamoa: TAPU - po o le Fa ate ite i : Fa aaoga pea i tusitusiga le fa asamoa o i luga, ae fa aalia mai sou finagalo e talia gofie ai o tatou taofi. Fa ailoa mai, tatou feutaga i ma le fa aaloalo lava! TA LA 87 Tausaga Tama iliva okeni saunia: Leua Aiono Frost ai le a ai o Detroit ua fa ailoa mai ai se tama matua ua atoa le 87 tausaga, ae ua maua o lo o ia kilivaina le coccaine, po o le fuala au fa asaina coke. O lenei tama o se tasi mai Inidiana, ae aumaia e ia le coccaine mai Arizona i ichigan, ae ua ia fa ailoa mai, e fefe tele o ia ina ne i fasiotia lana fanau ma a latou fanau e tagata nei sa latou avanea ia te ia nei kokeni. Na latou fa amalosia mai au e ave nei kokeni, o sana fa amatalaga lea i luma o le fa amasinoga a le feterale i le aso Gafua i lea ai o Detroit ona o lona moliga i le umia o kokeni ma lona fa amoemoe e fa atau atu. O le ali i matua lea o Leo Sharp. O foliga mai o le toea ina lenei sa va aia ai e leoleo, ua sina atoa le ulu, o laumata mafiafia, ma o lo o laeia se suti peleue e foliga mai ua matua tele na ua mo lona tino itiiti aua ua pa e e tele o ia, ua matua. O ia fo i o se faifa ato aga mai le a ai o ichigan, ae ua maua lelei o lo o ia umia le 200 pauna o le okeni i luga o le pasi e kolosi ai setete i le ala 94 e tusa ma le 60 maila mai le itu i sisifo o Detroit. Ua fa ailoa mai e Sharp, o le tagata sa ia fa afefeina o ia e alu e kiliva lenei kokeni, o se tasi e masani ai se tasi o lana aufaigaluega. Na ia fa amatalaina le mea na tupu e fa apea, Sa muamua lava fesili mai ia te a u pe o o u pisi, ae ou fai atu i ai, ou te le o pisi e pei ona ou mana o ai i le taimi nei! O i ina loa na ia fa atonuina ai loa a u, ou te alu e ave i Raleigh N.. ma piki mai ai le atopa u o lo o i ai se vaega tupe. Ina ua mae a piki mai lea atopa u, sa ia aumaia loa ma tu u le ato lena ae piki apu ai O I? N A e ailo Se!!! iina le tusa o le tasi le tasene o taga kokeni ma le isi vaega tupe tele, e aofia ai ma le pepa e tusia ai le numera i Detroit e toe tu u ai le okeni lea. Ua fa ailoa e Sharp e le o fa afefeina o ia i ni au upega, ae ua matua manino lava ia te ia le mea e faia e nei tagata i lona aiga pe a le fa alogo i le fa atonuga. Ou te iloa fo i lea mea ua o o i ai le latou faiga, ma ua aofia ai ma a u. Na taofia Sharp a o latalata i helsea i Wastenaw ounty ia Oketopa 21, 2011 ona ua ou fa aaogaina se laina e le tusa ai ma le tulafono e ao ina ou alu ai. Na aumaia le maile ma sogitia uma ai le kokeni i le ta avale. N amaua e 104 piliki o le kokeni sa i le ta avale na avea e Leo Sharp, ma ua ia fa ailoa mai fo i, o le vaega tupe sa ia avea fo i, sa avea uma lava e leoleo. O lea e le i mae a ona kiliva le tupe ma le kokeni, pe ana fa apea ua mae a ona kiliva lenei uta atoa, masalo ua i ai sa u tupe, ae leai se tupe ua o o mai mo a u. O le ali i loia o tula i mo ia, Ray Richards, na ia fa amalosi atu ia Sharp e aua le toe tautala so o ma fa aalia mai nisi ona taofi e tusa ai o le mea na tupu, ae fa alogo lelei se ia mae a ona fa ailoa mai le fa ai uga a le fa amasinoga. Ina ua fa ailoa mai le fa aiuga a le ali i fa amasino ma fa ailoa ane ia Sharp, E manatu mama oe e te le iloa pe o lou fa ai uga e te nofo i le falepuipui mo le toega o lou olaga atoa po o le totogia o le $10. miliona? E ata le ali i o Leo Sharp, ma fai mai, na ou aitalafuina le $20,000. ananafi. Peita i o le fa aiuga ua fa ailoa mai, o se fa asalaga sili ona pu pu u ai mo ia, o le 10 tausaga i le falepuipui. Na tatala i tua le ali i o Leo Sharp ina ua mae a ona tauto e na te va aia lelei nisi feuiuia iga a le ali i o Sharp ma tatala ai i tua o ia ina ua mae a totogia le vaega tupe fa atulaga mai mo le tatala i tua e tatalia le aso o lona fa amasinoga. Palolo? Toe asi tasi LAVA! tusia: Leua Aiono Frost E ui ina tatou tigaina so o e asi le palolo i lenei tausaga, ae aua tatou te fa avaivai ai, e i u lava ina maua lea ai taua i le olaga o le tautai faifaiva Samoa. Na maua nai palolo i le tua au, ae le tele, ae le i o o mai i uta i nofoaga e masani ona to atele ai faifaiva. O se fa amatalaga mai lea i le Ofisa o le Gataifale ma le Vaomatua ina ua fesiligia i le taimi tonu e taina ai lea matai ai a le atunu u, ona e le sau so o nei manuia, ae na o si fa alua i le tasuaga lon vaitau e tatalia ai. Ona o le masina atoa e fuafua tonu i ai lea faiva, o lea ua toe fa ailo ai, e ao ina toe asia tasi lava ona tu u atu ai lea i lenei tausaga, ua motusia fo i i tatou ma lea matai ai se ia o o ia Oketopa o le tausaga fou O le fautuaga masani, Ia e fagota feso ota i ma le vaomatua, aua o le olaga o mea na faia e le Atua e feso ota i mea uma e taula ai sosia eseese e fa aaoga e i tatou uma o meaola, o la au ma le eleele fa apea le sami ma le puna o vai. Fai lelei lau fa asolo manogi i le laga ali, po o le moso oi ina ia mafai ona sau i luga le i a. O le tala mai a se tasi o tama ita i papalagi o le saeanisi mai fafo o lo o i ai i lo tatou nei malo, ua ia fa aalia ai, e na o le atu Samoa lava e maua ai lenei sosia o le gataifale, e le maua i se isi lava malo o le alamoana lenei tatou te soifua ai.
19 SN/Le Lali TO ALUA UA UA NA TATALA I TUA, AE TOE AI LE TO A 10 E to alua ni fanau, vasega 11, ta i 16 tausaga, mai i le olisi a le Sagato Iosefo, ua molia i le fa ao olima, ona o se fusuaga a tamaiti a oga na faia i le Aso Faraile o le vaiaso ua mavae, i le maketi i Fugalei. Ua mae a ona toe tatalaina i tua i la ua nei e to alua, ae sa tumau ai pea i lalo o le va ava aiga a leoleo, nisi tamaiti a oga se to a 10. O lenei fusu aga na tula i mai i le va o tamaiti a oga o le a oga a le Sagato Iosefo ma le olisi a Leififi. Na fa aalia e le sui omesina o Leoleo, le susuga Le aupepe Fatu Pula, o le aso 8 o Tesema o le a tutula i ai i latou nei, i luma o le fa amasinoga. Na ta ua fo i e Pula, ua tele ni fa asea ae o ni atugaluga mai i faipisinisi, ua fa ao o atu i lo latou ofisa, ona o ni isi fa alavelave e toe tula i mai ona o fusu aga a fanau a oga, ma fa aleagaina ai a latou mea totino. O lea na fa ama oti mai ai e Pula, o le mafua aga tonu lea o le loka o so o se tamaititi a oga e maua o a afia i nei ituaiga fa alavelave, ona o se taumafaiga ina ia malu puipuia le mamalu lautele. FALEPUIPUI SE SUI O LE PUNJAS ONA O OLIAGA I LE GAOI O se ali i na galue i le kamupani ua ta ua o le Punjas o. Ltd., ua ta usalaina nei i moliaga o le gaoi, ma ua fa asala i le 12 masina i le falepuipui. Na masalomia Falefa, e 23 tausaga mai i Lotofaga i Safata, i lona fa atauina o ni oloa mai i le kamupani a le Punjas. ma sa ta ua i fa amaumauga a leoleo, o lenei ali i na gafa ma le aoina o tupe ma le tusia o lisiti mo i latou sa fa atauina oloa a le Punjas. E tusa ai ma tulafono a lenei kamupani, a alu le aoga pili a Falefa, afai ae le maua le tupe, ona ia tusia lea o upu unpaid i luga o le lisiti, ona toe fo i mai lea i se taimi mulimuli ane mo le toe aoina atu o le tupe. TALA maisaoa lona fanua ma le fale sa i ai, ia Nooruddin, lea na tatalaina ai loa le kamupani o le Alnima otors. a ina ua tatalaina lea pisinisi, sa ta ua e Pupi, o Fareed na fa afoeina le ofisa, ma fesoasoani i le fa atauga o ta avale ma galuega fa aofisa. Na molimau fo i Pupi e fa apea, na fa ailoa atu e Fareed ia te ia, ae e le i suia tulaga i luga o le alatele e tusa ai ma le tulafono fou, o le a toe tatalaina seisi lala a le Alnima i Fugalei ma sa talosagaina e le ua molia ia Pupi mo le la uina mai o ana ta avale i Fugalei. Sa ta ua e Pupi, o le tele lava o taimi faigaluega na o latou la uina ai taavale, o isi taimi e faia lea galuega pe a manava, ae o isi taimi, e usu atu i le taeao, ua uma ona la u ta avale. [samoaobserver.ws] Ae peita i, mai i le masina o Iulai seia o o mai ia Setema 2011, na tusia ai e le ua molia ni lisiti e 45, ia le upu paid ma tu uina i tagata fa atau, ae ona tusia i luga o lisiti a le kamupani Not Paid, ae ona taga le tupe. E pe a ma le $6, le faitau aofa i o le tupe sa molia ai lenei ali i, i lona gaoia. TU UA IA SE PULE O SE AUPANI I LE GAOI Na tula i i luma o le ali i fa amasino sili, le susuga Vui larence Nelson ma le Fa amasinoga aualuga a Samoa ia Arshed Fareed, le pule sili o le Singapore otors, e tali i tu ua iga e 31, i le gaoia o ni meatotino e silia ma le $600,000 le tau. O Leone Su a ma Leinafo Taimalelagi, na tutula i mo le malo, ae o Semi Leung Wai na tula i mo Fareed. O lo o molia Fareed i lona gaoia o ni ta avale e 31, o lona tau atoa e $652,000, mai i le kamupani ta avale na galue muamua ai, o le Alnima otors. O lo o masalomia le fa aaogaina e Fareed o nei ta avale, e amata ai lana pisinisi, o le Singapore otors. I le fa ato a tatalaina o le Alnima otors i Lepea i le 2008, o Fareed sa gafa ma le fa atauga o ta avale ma toe fa aulu atu ripoti i le pulega o le kamupani i Singapore, e tusa ai ma se ripoti a le malo. Na fa aalia e le malo, o le aso 4 o Iuni, 2009 na tatalaina ai loa e Fareed ia lana pisinisi, o le Singapore otors, ae e e le i fa amavea mai i le Alnima otors, seia o o mai ia Fepuari O se tasi o molimau na vala auina i luma o le fa amasinoga, o le pule o le LP Rentals i Apia, o Alapati Pupi. Na molimau le susuga Pupi, na o la feiloa i ma le pule o le Alnima otors, o Panjwani Nooruddin, i le 2008 ma sa fa ailoa atu e Nooruddin ia te ia, lona mana o e fa atau se fanua e fai ai sana pisinisi mo ta avale ua i le itu taumatau foeuli, ae e le i fa amalosia le suiga fou mo ta avale, i le Na ta ua e Pupi i luma o le fa amasinoga, sa ia ofoina atu Talosaga VA nonofo ai itulau 17 Saunoa le afioga i le ali i peresetene o le VA ina ua fesiligia i lenei mataupu, e tumau pea le talitonuga a le Asosi o Fitafita tuai a le atunu u, e i ai le taimi e manino mai ai mataupu o lo o nenefu i le va o le malo ma le VA, e ala i se fa aiuga tu u sa o mai a le fa amasinoga. Saunoa le afioga i le kovana sili ia Togiola Tulafono i le aso na fa amanatu ai le Aso mo Fitafita Tuai, o le a ia fa auluina i le Fono Faitulafono ia Ianuari 2012 se pili e avea ai le Asosi o Fitafita Tuai ma atagaluega a le malo, e le gata e mafai ai ona avea le latou ta ita i ma sui o le kapeneta, ae o se auala fo i lea o le a mafai ai ona galulue fa atasi lea matagaluega ma le kovana, ina ia taofia ai feeseeseaiga o lo o tula i so o mai pea i le va o le VA ma le malo. O le afioga i le fa amasino sili ia ichael ruse sa iloiloina lenei mataupu, i le lagolagosua ai a le afioga i le fa amasino sili lagolago ia Logoai Siaki. Feso ota i mai i le tusitala ia Office of National arine Sanctuary National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fagatele Bay National arine Sanctuary samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 Page 19 ULUA I FONO EUPENI Faoa ma Taufete e ovana ma le Sui ovana 2012 Ou te fa atulou atu i le pa ia lasilasi o le au fa afofoga. Tulou, tulou, tulouna lava. O lenei fa asalalauga e fa asino tonu i le omiti emupeni mo le Afioga a Faoa ma le Tofa a Taufete e, mo le ovana ma le Sui ovana o le Ou te fa ailoa atu ma le fa aaloalo lava, o le a faia le ulua i aofia a le omiti i Vaovai, aota o le Afioga Fano, i Faga alu i le Aso Faraile nei, Novema 18, i le itula e 4:30 i le afiafi. Fa amolemole i tatou uma o lo o fa amoemoe e auai i le omiti, maliu mai ma tala mai a ao, se i feiloa i ma fa afofoga i sui tauva, ma tatou fa atulaga nisi o mataupu taua o le fa amoemoe. O la u faaaliga lea ma le fa aaloalo lava, Lauvao Haleck Taitai omiti NOTIE PUBLI EETINGS Public Review of Sanctuary Draft anagement Plan The public is invited to 3 public meetings to review and comment on Fagatele Bay National arine Sanctuary s Draft anagement Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement at the following locations: American Samoa ommunity ollege Lecture Hall: November 17, :30 P; Utumea Village at High hief Fonoti s Guest Fale: November 18, :00 A; Fitiuta Village, Ta u Island ayor s Guest Fale: November 21, :00 A; Ofu Island ayor s Guest Fale: November 21, :00 P. ou may obtain a copy of the anagement Plan through any of the following means Visit our website Visit the sanctuary office on the 2nd floor of AP Lutali Executive Office Building Feleti Barstow public library American Samoa ommunity ollege public library Written comments may be submitted by: ail: Fagatele Bay National arine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 4318, Pago Pago, AS Fax: Please note that all written comments will be accepted through January 6, For more information, please call ext 283. FA ASILASILAGA FONOTAGA FA ALAUA ITELE Iloiloga o Fuafuaga Fa ata atia a le Gataifale Fa asao i Fagatele O le a faatinoina ni fonotaga fa alaua itele se 3, e toe iloilo ai Fuafuaga Fa ata atia a le Gataifale Faasao i Fagatele. E vala aulia le mamalu o le atunuu ina auai i nei fonotaga mo ni manatu ma finagalo fa aalia. O le a faia nei fonotaga i afio aga nei: olisi Tuufaatasi i apusaga (Lecture Hall): Novema 17, :30 i le afiafi; Utumea, aota o Fonoti: Novema 18, :00 i le taeao; Fitiuta, Laoa o le pulenuu: Novema 21, :00 i le taeao; Ofu, Laoa o le pulenuu: Novema 21, :00 i le aoauli. O kopi o Fuafuaga Faata atia e mafai ona maua faapenei: Asiasi i le uepisaite Asiasi i le ofisa o Fagatele i le maota o le alo, AP Lutali Faletusi o Feleti Barstow Faletusi a le olisi Tuufa atasi i apusaga O manatu ma finagalo tusitusia e mafai ona tu uina atu i le pulega i auala nei: Imeli: eli: Fagatele Bay National arine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 4318, Pago Pago, AS Fax: O le a muta le taliaina o manatu ma finagalo tusitusia i le aso 6 Ianuari o ni isi faamatalaga, vala au mai i le , laina faaopoopo 283.
20 Page 20 samoa news, Friday, November 18, 2011 O le va a a le Lady Naomi, a le malo o Samoa, lea na fa asala i le 2006 ina ua aumaia ni isi o se au lakapi ae leai ni pemita e mafai ai ona ulufale mai i totonu o le teritori. Sa totogia e le Lady Naomi le sala e $20,000 ae peita i, ua toe fa atonuina e le Fa amasinoga Apili le toe fa afo i o lea tupe. [ata foa i] amupani Va a a Samoa ai itulau 20 Judicial Branch American Samoa Government ANNOUNEENT Position Vacancies The Judicial Branch of the American Samoa Government announces the following vacancies in the High ourt and District ourt of American Samoa. OURT TRANSLATOR/DEPUT PROBATION OFFIER (1 Vacancy) Act as an assistant or deputy to the hief Translator/Probation Officer in all work relating to providing language translation services of English and Samoan. andidate must demonstrate verbal and written proficiency in both English and Samoan languages. andidate must demonstrate a knowledge of the judicial system and court proceedings/ practices. Probation Officer duties include being to take an oath of office to enforce the orders of the court and those described by American Samoa statute or regulation. Applicant must have a Bachelor s Degree in social work from an accredited college/ university. Five (5) years work experience in probation work or a related field may be used to off-set the academic requirements. ust have a valid driver s license. Salary range begins at $22,700 and may be adjusted based on qualifications. DEPUT ARSHAL/PROESS SERVER (2 Vacancies) Assists the arshal of the ourt to execute, serve and return all writs, warrants, summonses, orders and other processes and notices directed by the courts; act as bailiff in courtrooms, act as security officer for employees and all property of the Judicial Branch. Perform any other function that the courts or the hief Justice directs in furtherance of the performance of the functions of the Judiciary Branch. Applicants must have a minimum AA degree, but a Bachelor s Degree is preferred, in the related criminal justice field, plus four years of work experience. Documented proof of progressive advancement and increasing responsibilities in work experience may count toward offsetting academic requirements. ust have a valid driver s license. Salary is $18,657 per annum. Applications for these position vacancies are available at the lerk s Window at the High ourt of American Samoa. All applications must be returned to the Administrator at the High ourt building by no later than 4:00pm, December 16, ontact Sandy Ilaoa or Enele Seumanutafa at or for more information. O le aso 18 Oketopa na taunu u ai le au lakapi mo le fa amoemoe e tausinio i le ta amilosaga, peita i sa le i mafai ona ulufafo ma le va a ona e leai se pemita e fa ataga ai i latou ona ulufale mai i le teritori. O se tusi na tu uina atu e le Loia Sili ia Sialega alaetasi i lena taimi e taofia ai le va a mai lona toe fo i atu, se i vagana ua totogi le sala e $20,000, ma sa usitaia e le kamupani va a a Samoa lea fa atonuga, ma mafai ai loa ona toe fo i atu le va a i Apia, i lea afiafi. Ae na faila se talosaga i le fa amasinoga, mo se fa amaninoga o le mafua aga ua sala ai le kamupani va a. Fai mai le fa amasinoga iloilo, e le i tulau ele ele sui o le au lakapi na malaga mai i le Lady Naomi, i laufanua o Amerika Samoa, aua sa taofia uma lava i latou i luga o le va a. Ona o lea tulaga, e talitonu ai le kamupani va a e le i talafeagai le sala ua tu uina atu e le malo o Amerika Samoa. O le poloaiga a le fa amasinoga, e aofia ai le toe fa afo i atu o le $20,000 i le kamupani va a a Samoa, atoa ai ma le tului e tusa ma le $4,000. O le tausaga e 2010 na tu uina atu ai se fa aiuga a le fa amasinoga ina ia toe fa afo i atu e le malo le tupe e pei ona taua i le kamupani va a, peita i o lea fa aiuga na apili e le malo. I le fa aiuga a le fa amasinoga apili, o lo o taua ai le tu uina mai e le fono o le tulafono e fa amanino atili ai tulaga o mataupu fa apenei, atoa ai ma le mafai ona iloiloina o ituaiga mataupu nei i luma o le fa amasinoga tau pulega. Fai mai le fa amasinoga, o le faaiuga e pei ona tu uina atu ai e le loia sili i lena taimi le salatupe i le kamupani va a, o se fa aiuga tau pulega ma e tatau fo i ona manino tulaga uma e aiaia ai galuega ma malosiaga tau i mataupu pulega ma mataupu e iloiloina e le fa amasinoga iloilo. Na taua fo i e le fa amasinoga i lana fa aiuga, i lalo o tulafono tau Pulega o lo o manino mai ai, o le fa aiuga fa ai u e faia e se Ofisa o le malo, e pei o le fa aiuga lea na faia e le Loia Sili e fa asala ai le kamupani va a, e tatau ona iloiloina i luma o le Faamasinoga o ataupu Tau Pulega, ma, afai ae manatu le itu ua faiaina e apili lea fa aiuga, ona faila lea o se talosaga i luma o le fa amasinoga apili. Fai mai le fa amasinoga apili, o le loia sili o se ofisa o le malo ma o lana faaiuga fa ai u e pei ona ia fa asalaina ai le kamupani va a e mana omia le matua fa amanino atili. O le fa aiuga a le fa amasinoga apili o lo o sainia ai le afioga i le fa amasino sili ichael ruse, John Ward ma le afioga ia Elvis Patea, fa apea ai ma afioga i fa amasino lagolago ia Fa asua Pomele ma Satele Lili o. Feso ota i mai i le tusitala ia