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JENNINGS: O lo o
soli Fono Faitulafono le Fa’avae 17
During White Sunday,
different Catholic churches
across the territory had the
kids sing songs for mass
and perform the traditional
Samoan siva during offering.
Pictured is one of the many
taupous and manaias who
performed during White
Sunday. (l-r) Mr. Farani, Ms.
Taaga, and Mr. Tafito.
[photo: B. Chen]
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Gov’t is looking to DOC hires a former ASTCA
buy Samoa Sports CEO to work on initiatives
building for new for economic development
Medicaid office
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa News Reporter
The Lolo and Lemanu Administration is looking at purchasing the Samoa Sports 3-story building, located across
from Port Administration, in Fagatogo, for the local Medicaid
office, according to Medicaid Director Sandra King Young.
She told Samoa News they are waiting for the appraisal in
order for the governor to make a determination whether or not
to buy the building.
Samoa News saw Chief of Staff Fiu Johnny Saelua and
the owner of the Samoa Sports Building, Galumalemana Bill
Satele, seemingly going through the building for a ‘look-see’
last week, which led to questions that were only answered by
the Medicaid director.
Asked how much the building will cost the government,
the Medicaid Director, Sandra King Young responded they
are waiting for the appraisal. Samoa News further asked about
the third floor — would it be removed or renovated? Again,
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Mafai ona fesoasoani
tagata Manu’a fa’aleleia
auala femalagaaiga…
The commerce department has hired
former American Samoa TeleCommunications
Authority chief executive officer Moefa’auo Bill
Emmsley to work with Mike McDonald and Vui
Robert Tuala, on implementation of economic
development initiatives for the territory.
Samoa News received word early last week
that Emmsley has been selected to “review” the
shipyard operations to determine its “financial
viability” as a government owned operation.
When asked for comments, shipyard board
chairman David Robinson told Samoa News
last Thursday that the shipyard has not hired
Moefa’auo and referred questions to the Department of Commerce director Keniseli Lafaele.
Responding to questions, Lafaele said over
the weekend that Moefa’auo is being hired as
a senior project advisor, joining McDonald and
Tuala in giving the DOC research based assessment and advice, and assisting with the implementation of economic development plan initiatives included in the American Samoa Economic
Development Implementation Plan (EDIP).
The EDIP was designed as a strategic guide
to help American Samoa generate jobs, retain
existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth for the next decade.
One of the many economic development initiatives listed in the plan is that the shipyard needs
an overhaul to maintain commercial fishing vessel
needs, as well as to expand commercial and passenger operations through additional dock space.
Prior to considering privatization, the infrastructure needs of the shipyard will need to be
addressed by the American Samoa Government,
according to the EDIP draft released in June
this year and currently being finalized by DOC
before being sent to the governor and the Fono.
“The shipyard is key to the economic development of American Samoa, as it provides vital
repair services to the fishing boat fleets servicing
the two fish processing plants in the territory,
and the two fishery plants are the backbone of
our economy,” Lafaele told Samoa News.
“Our harbor or port is our most important
government asset and the shipyard is an impor(Continued on page 14)
tusia Ausage Fausia
A o tau fa’amalamalama ai e le sui o le Kamupani Va’alele
o le Inter Island Airways ia Aleki Sene Jr i luma o le maota o
sui i le vaiaso na te’a nei, tulaga fa’aletonu o lo o feagai ma le
latou kamupani va’alele ua mafua ai ona umi le taimi e le o toe
lelei le latou va’alele i Manu’a, na taua ai e faipule mai Manu’a
le mafai ona ofo atu e tagatanu’u o Manu’a se fesoasoani ina ia
fa’aleleia ai tulaga o femalagaaiga i le va o Manu’a ma Tutuila.
“Afai o le tulaga lena o lo o i ai le fa’aletonu o le auaunaga
a le va’alele, e mafai ona fesoasoani atu ni isi o tagata i Ofu
ma Olosega e saili ni auala e toe fa’aleleia ai le va’a ma ia toe
fa’aauau lana tautua masani mo le Itumalo”, o le saunoaga lea
a le ali’i faipule ia Toeaina Faufano Autele, ae na fa’ailoa e le
sui fofoga fetalai ia Talia Fa’afetai I’aulualo e fa’apea, “o le isi
auala e mafai ai ona maua fesoasoani mo tulaga o femalagaaiga
i Manu’a, o alagatupe mai fafo e mafai ona talosaga i ai”.
O le ogatotonu o le iloiloga sa faia e le komiti o le Pulega o
Uafu ma Taulaga a le maota o sui i le aso Faraile na te’a nei, na
fesiligia ai loa e le afioga i le alii faipule mai Manu’a ia Fetui
(Faaauau itulau 14)
Children from Pago Pago Seventh-day Adventist church during their White Sunday activities
[photo: AF]
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samoa news, Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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STRANGE BUT TRUE
By Samantha Weaver
✖ It was American author and critic H.L. Mencken who made the following sage observation: “Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black
flag and begin slitting throats.”
✖ The condor is the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere -- and one of the
slowest in reproducing. The female lays only one egg every two years.
✖ Those who study such things claim that Napoleon Bonaparte was afraid of cats.
✖ Confectioner Milton Hershey suffered through founding two candy companies that
ended in failure, then succeeded on his third attempt, and finally sold that company and used
the proceeds to found the Hershey Company. After all his hard work, though, he seemed
to be less interested in enjoying the fruits of his labors than in helping others. In 1909 he
established the Hershey Industrial School for Orphaned Boys, and 10 years later he donated
control of the company to a trust for the school. Today the institution is called the Milton
Hershey School, and it continues to have a controlling interest in the candy company.
✖ Don’t consider yourself uneducated if you’ve never heard of anthropodermic bibliopegy; the practice of binding books with human skin is not (one can hope) common in
modern times.
✖ Scotsman John Paul Jones is best known for his naval exploits for the nascent United
States during the Revolutionary War, and for his infamous utterance, “We have not yet
begun to fight!” Most people don’t realize, though, that he was born John Paul and only
adopted the surname “Jones” on his first trip to America, where he came to flee charges in
the deaths of two sailors under his command.
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“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein
Scientists will review
Pacific Bigeye Tuna and
other US Pac. Is. fishery
management measures
(PRESS RELEASE)—HONOLULU (10 October 2014) —
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s
Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 -16, 2014, at the Council office, 1164
Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, to review management measures for US Pacific Island fisheries and make recommendations for Council consideration the following week.
Management recommendations made by the Council are
transmitted to the Secretary of Commerce for final approval
and then implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service
(NMFS) and the US Coast Guard.
A major agenda item is the management of highly migratory
Pacific bigeye tuna, the species targeted by the Hawai’i longline
fishery for sashimi-and fresh-fish domestic markets.
According to the most recent stock assessments, bigeye
overfishing is occurring in the Western and Central Pacific
Ocean (WCPO), where the stock is approaching an overfished
condition.
Management measures for the species in the WCPO are
developed by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and then adopted by member countries. The
United States is a member of this international regional fishery
management organization, which is scheduled to convene Dec.
1 - 5, 2014, in Apia, Samoa.
The SSC will review the status of bigeye and may make a
recommendation to the Council. The Council will consider the
SSC recommendation as it deliberates recommendations to be
made to NMFS, which leads the US Delegation to the WCPFC.
The Council’s jurisdiction is domestic fisheries operating
seaward of state waters (0 to 3 nautical miles from shore) of
Hawai`i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the Pacific remote island
areas. American Samoa, Guam and CNMI are Participating
Territories in the WCPFC and considered to be small island
developing states.
Other major agenda items to be addressed by the SSC include
the following:
WCPO North Pacific striped marlin: The stock has been subject to overfishing, and NMFS recently announced it is in an
overfished condition.
US Pacific Territory bottomfish: The SSC will review the
status of the American Samoa, Guam and CNMI bottomfish
fisheries and specify their acceptable biological catches (ABCs)
for fishing year 2015. The Council uses the ABCs to develop
the 2015 annual catch limits (ACLs) for the fisheries.
Hawai’i yellowfin and bigeye tuna: While the Pacific yellowfin tuna stock is considered biologically healthy, research has
indicated that locally spawned yellowfin tend to stay around the
Hawaiian Islands and that, after about 24 inches in length (about
10 pounds), their natural mortality rate drops to its lowest levels.
After this size, the species grows quickly to reproductive size.
Currently the commercial minimum size limit for Hawai`i
yellowfin is 3 pounds. The SSC will consider options for minimum size of yellowfin and bigeye tuna for commercial fisheries operating in federal waters around Hawai`i. Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) bottomfish and Western
Pacific crustacean and coral reef fish: The SSC will review the
ABCs specified at its last meeting for MHI Deep 7 bottomfish,
based on a 2011 stock assessment, as well as for MHI non-Deep
7 bottomfish and for Western Pacific crustacean and coral reef
fish, based on a biomass augmented catch-maximum sustainable yield model. The Council will consider the recommendations of the SSC
and its other advisory bodies on the above issues as well as management of fisheries in the expanded Pacific Remote Islands
Marine National Monument, management of the American
Samoa longline fishery for South Pacific albacore and establishment of a market delay for the sale of MHI Deep 7 bottomfish
should the fishery close after reaching its ACL.
The Council will meet 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 to 23,
2014, at the YWCA-Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards St., Honolulu.
The Hawai’i bigeye and North Pacific striped marlin management issues will also be addressed at the Fishers Forum 6 to
9 p.m. Oct. 21, 2014. This free public event will be held at the
Harbor View Center at Pier 38, 1129 North Nimitz Highway,
Honolulu (above Nico’s restaurant) and will feature a sneak
preview of the short documentary ‘Ahi - The Hawai’i Yellowfin Tuna.
The event includes presentations, panel and public discussions, informational booths, door prizes and more.
samoa news, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Page 3
1st group of teachers
arrive from Samoa to
ease DOE’s shortage
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale addressing ASCC students’ questions about the VetoOverride during an awareness forum conducted by the Veto Override Committee at the ASCC
[photo: JL]
lecture hall last Thursday.
ASCC students take issue
with forum presentation by
Veto Override Committee
Students felt presenters pushed an agenda
by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu
Samoa News Reporter
“Are we ready to give the Fono that type of
power?” was a question asked by many students who attended the Veto-Override awareness campaign held at the ASCC lecture hall
last week Thursday, where Veto-Override
Committee member Fainu’ulelei Alailima Utu
explained to the students that a veto is a decision made by the governor not to approve a
bill passed by the Fono. The veto override is a
lawmaking process wherein the Fono votes on
a bill to pass a law — over a governor’s veto.
Presently, in order to pass over — or override — a governor’s veto, a 2/3-majority vote of
members of each house is required, along with
the approval of the US Secretary of the Interior.
He explained that American Samoa is the only
US Territory that has to send a veto override
to the US secretary of the Interior for approval.
He said a “yes” vote on the referendum will
remove the step requiring American Samoa to
send a veto override to the US Secretary of the
Interior for approval and the local Fono will
then have full veto override authority.
Fainu’ulelei made it clear to the students that
if the veto override referendum passes, it will
not change American Samoa’s political status
with the United States. He also noted that in a
democracy, there is a separation of powers that
builds a system of checks and balances into the
lawmaking process. He further told the students, a yes vote means that American Samoa
legislators — who are chosen by our people —
live in American Samoa, and know the daily
challenges faced by our people, will have the
ability to make laws without the involvement of
the US Secretary of the interior. He reiterated,
the Fono will then have the same veto override
authority, which all the other legislatures have
in the 50 states and four US territories.
Fainu’ulelei said, the governor can still veto
a bill approved by the Fono, but if the Fono
overrides the governor’s veto, with at least a 2/3
vote in each house, the bill becomes law with no
involvement by the US Secretary of the Interior.
He pointed out further benefits of voting yes to
the veto override referendum, among which are:
1. Lawmakers will have the ability to make
laws to protect our people, culture, language, land,
ocean and natural resources without overriding
authority of the US Secretary of the Interior.
2. American Samoa will have a fair system
of checks and balances between the executive
branch and legislative branch, like the governments in all 50 states and US territories.
3. A federal official will no longer decide the
fate of a bill, and;
4. ASG will no longer be the only territory
where there is no system of checks and balances
between executive and legislative branches.
DISCUSSION
During the forum discussion, ASCC student
Princess Auva’a asked, “Are we ready to give
the Fono that kind of power?” She pointed out,
“There is a need for that third pair of eyes to
review such things.”
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalao Ale
asked Auva’a, “Do we not trust our own people
to make our own laws and our own decisions?”
She responded, “No… not with everything
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Seven “qualified content area” teachers from Samoa and
their dependents arrived in American Samoa yesterday morning.
The first group arrived around 8a.m. and the second group two
hours later, according to Education Director Vaitinasa Dr. Salu
Hunkin-Finau over the weekend.
“These are the teachers who weathered the long and arduous
process of all government clearances to teach in ASDOE’s high
schools for the next two years,” she said, adding that a total of
25 qualified teachers from Samoa were carefully selected from
over 100 applicants through a selection process aligned with the
current needs of the secondary schools.
ASDOE secondary schools have been plagued with teachers
teaching out of content, she explained.
She also says that the hiring of qualified Samoa teachers is
ASDOE’s initiative to place highly qualified teachers in the hard
to fill areas of math, science and English. “The current ASDOE
high school teachers teaching out of content will be undergoing
University of Hawai’i certification and content area development programs,” she said.
Upon their arrival yesterday, the teachers and their families
were transported to the Main DOE office for a welcome and
briefing with Hunkin-Finau. An orientation training will be conducted today before teachers report to their respective schools
tomorrow (Oct. 15).
Due to the high attrition rate of classroom teachers ASDOE
faces annually, Hunkin-Finau hopes to recruit more qualified
teachers from Samoa to fill the continuous shortage of teachers.
During a House Education Committee hearing early last
week, Hunkin-Finau revealed that the department is moving
ahead with the hiring of teachers from Samoa, with the first
group to arrive this week. She didn’t say during the hearing how
many teachers would be recruited from Samoa.
Last month, some lawmakers voiced concerns about the lack
of teachers in several elementary and secondary schools, and
they said this was something that Education Department should
have addressed before the start of the school year.
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga sounded the same concern at a
meeting more than two weeks ago with DOE officials and educators at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium, where Lolo initiated a
move to have returning college graduates who work in the government sign up as volunteer teachers to fill the vacant posts
until replacements are recruited.
During the House hearing, Vaitinasa explained that between
June and August — before the start of the school year 20142015 — some 51 teachers handed in their resignations or
retired. That is an average of about 17 teachers a month leaving
DOE she said.
“We can’t stop them from retiring — or from handing in their
resignations for various reasons, such as moving off island,” Vaitinasa said, adding that this occurs throughout the school year,
leaving DOE to fill vacancies in classrooms. “And when this
occurs during the school year, principals and counselors step in
to temporarily fill the vacancy until a teacher is recruited.”
While the letters of resignation come in quickly, the process
is slow when it comes to filling vacant positions, said Vaitinasa,
who added that DOE must go through the required ASG hiring
procedures under the Human Resources Department.
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Police: More than 50
arrested in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Pounding rain and tornado watches
didn’t deter hundreds of protesters Monday outside Ferguson
police headquarters, where they stayed for almost four hours to
mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body was left in a
street after he was fatally shot by police.
Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October protests dubbed
the day “Moral Monday” and committed acts of civil disobedience across the St. Louis region. In addition to the initial march on
Ferguson police headquarters, protesters blocked the entrance to a
major employer, held a loud rally inside St. Louis City Hall, disrupted business at a Ferguson shopping center and three Wal-Mart
stores and tried to crash a private fundraiser for a St. Louis County
executive candidate where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill was scheduled to appear. At the Edward Jones Dome Monday night, protesters briefly draped a banner over a Jumbotron video board that
read “Rams fans know on and off the field black lives matter.”
More than 50 people were arrested, including scholar and civil
rights activist Cornel West. West was among 42 arrested for peace
disturbance at the Ferguson police station. Some protesters used
a bullhorn to read the names of people killed by police nationwide. Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy members — some
of whom were among the first arrested — led a prayer service
before marching to the station two blocks away.
Protests have been common since Brown, who was unarmed
and black, was killed by a white Ferguson police officer on Aug.
9. Tensions escalated last week when a white police officer in St.
Louis shot and killed another black 18-year-old, Vonderrit Myers
Jr., who police say shot at officers. “My faith compels me to be
here,” Bishop Wayne Smith of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri said outside Ferguson police headquarters. “I want to show
solidarity, and call attention to the structural racism of St. Louis.”
Protesters were met by about 40 officers in riot gear. Several
clergy members approached individual officers and asked them
to “repent” for Brown’s killing and other acts of violence. Some
officers engaged the protesters, while others ignored the efforts.
“My heart feels that this has been going on too long,” Ferguson officer Ray Nabzdyk told the clergy. “We all stand in fault
because we didn’t address this.”
Outside Emerson Electric headquarters in Ferguson, six people
were arrested for failing to disperse after blocking a street, St.
Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said. Emerson
is one of the region’s largest employers.
At St. Louis City Hall, about 100 protesters blew whistles that
echoed off the marble walls. Protest leader Kennard Williams
presented a list of four demands to Jeff Rainford, chief of staff
for Mayor Francis Slay. Slay was not in the office Monday.
The demands called for an end to participation in a program
providing military equipment to police, body cameras for all officers, a civilian review board for police and mandatory independent investigations whenever police kill someone.
Rainford said St. Louis is not part of the militarization program; he promised the other demands will be taken seriously.
“We are already working on all of these things,” he said.
Williams said that wasn’t good enough, and pledged further
disruptions in days to come. One protester was arrested for property damage. Hundreds of people marched to Saint Louis University in the pre-dawn hours. A small group held a brief demonstration inside the upscale Plaza Frontenac shopping center in
St. Louis County. Another group was turned away by police and
security at a Ferguson Wal-Mart, but the store closed out of concern about the protest.
County police spokesman Brian Schellman said Monday night
that several protesters were arrested there but could not provide a
precise total. He added that an unspecified number of additional
arrests were made at the Webster Groves fundraiser for County
Councilman Steve Stenger, a Democrat who has come under
criticism for his political links to St. Louis County Prosecuting
Attorney Bob McCulloch.
Ferguson October began Friday with protesters marching to
the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office and renewing calls for
charges against Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown. A
grand jury is reviewing the case, and the U.S. Justice Department
is conducting a civil rights investigation.
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Dr. Carol Kozeracki (center), a member of the team presenting the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of WASC, shares a light-hearted
moment with ASCC Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Director Sonny Leomiti (left) and
IE staff member Virginia Mailo-Filiga. An 11 member ACCJC team made a site visit to ASCC
last week as part of the WASC six-year accreditation cycle.
The WASC-ACCJC team
finishes ASCC site visit
By James Kneubuhl, ASCC Press Officer
An 11-member team representing the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) completed
a site visit to the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) this past Friday.
Under the WASC accrediting system, each institution under its purview receives a site visit
every six years upon completion of an internal Self-Study review. Following the site visit, the
ACCJC Accrediting Commission then takes into account the institution’s Self-Study Report, as
well as the report filed by the ACCJC team making the site visit, before rendering a decision to
grant continued accreditation or to take other action determined as appropriate.
ASCC began work on its Self-Study in December of 2013, with a Steering Committee directing
the overall process, and 11 subcommittees formed to focus on the four main WASC standards.
Each subcommittee comprised eight to 12 members representing the administration, faculty and
staff, and the head of each subcommittee was also a member of the Steering Committee.
In total, more than 150 ASCC personnel contributed to the effort.
The four areas the WASC standards focus on are Mission, Academic Quality and Institutional
Effectiveness; Student Learning Programs and Support Services; Resources; and Leadership and
Governance. The Self-Study addresses a number of concerns branching off from each area, which
meant that each subcommittee needed to collaborate not only on forming responses, but also on
finding the necessary references and data to lend their answers credibility.
Two of the ACCJC team arrived several days in advance to conduct preliminary interviews and
general preparations, and the majority of the members arrived on Monday, September 29, and commenced with site visit activities the next day.
In collaboration with ASCC Accreditation Liaison Officer and Vice President of Academic and
Student Affairs Dr. Kathleen Kolhoff, the visiting team formulated an extensive schedule of interviews with members of the College’s administration, Steering Committee, subcommittee members,
faculty and student organizations. On two occasions, open meetings were held by ACCJC team
members in the ASCC Lecture Hall to which all College staff, faculty, and students were welcome.
The College provided the ACCJC team with its own private workspace in the Institutional
Effectiveness building, from which most of the campus is easily accessible.
To assist the visitors in finding their way around campus, members of the Student Government
Association acted as guides whenever needed.
The ACCJC site visit culminated with an “Exit Interview” on Friday, October 3 in the Lecture
Hall before a large audience that included members of the Board of Higher Education (BHE) as well
as all levels of the ASCC community. Visiting Team Chair Gari Browning, Ph.D., shared a brief
overview of the team’s findings, including both commendations as well as areas in which the team
will make recommendations for improvement. As the Team Chair explained, these findings are
only a general summary of what will go into the team’s final report to the ACCJC Commissioners.
The Commission will hold its next scheduled meeting in January, 2015, and a decision pertaining
to ASCC is expected to be announced in February. Dr. Browning made mention of the team’s
gratitude to everyone at ASCC for their hospitality and cooperation, and BHE Chairman Rev. Dr.
Leanavaotaua Sekuini Seva’aetasi and ASCC President Dr. Seth Galea’i both gave remarks of
thanks and farewell before the ACCJC team made their exit.
In addition to Dr. Browning, President/Superintendent of the Ohlone Community College District the ACCJC team included Mary Therese Perez Hattori, Associate Professor of Information
Technology for Kapi‘olani Community College; Dr. Kimberlee S. Messina, Vice President of
Instruction and Institutional Research at Foothill College; Dr. Merrill Kravitz, Dean of Language
Arts, Library and Learning Resources at Evergreen Valley College; Brandon Shimokawa, Vice
Chancellor for Administrative Services at Kauai Community College; Dr. Joe Daisy, President of
the College of Micronesia-FSM; Dr. Keith Walters, Associate Professor at California Baptist University; Dr. Steven Reynolds, instructor at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California; Dr.
Carol Kozeracki, Dean of Academic Affairs at East Los Angeles College; Abbie Patterson, Vice
President of Student Services at Los Angeles Harbor Community College; and Jeff O’Connell,
Associate Professor at Ohlone College.
Troy & Theodora Polamalu plan
fundraising luau in Pittsburgh
“Party with a Purpose” will benefit Am. Samoa & military veterans
by Samoa News staff
Pittsburgh Steeler player
Troy Polamalu and his wife
Theodora will host on Nov.
14 their second Polynesian
Luau and are inviting the entire
Pittsburgh community to join
them at the Westin Convention
Center in Pittsburgh.
The “Party with a Purpose”
fundraising event will benefit
positive change for American
Samoa as well as for U.S.
veterans.
The Polamalu Polynesian
Luau aims to raise funds for
the Troy & Theodora Polamalu Foundation Fund, which
supports the Fa’a Samoa Initiative, Polamalu’s academic,
athletic and medical mission
in American Samoa, according
to a news release from the
Polamalus.
The luau is also to raise
funds for the Harry Panos
Fund for Veterans, benefitting
Operation Once in a Lifetime,
an organization providing
assistance for US Veterans as
well as granting them once in a
lifetime wishes.
“Theodora and I have been
fortunate to be able to raise our
charitable efforts to the next
level with our series of luaus
as well as other fundraising
events so we can continue to
support causes that are dear
to our hearts,” says Steelers
safety Polamalu. “Not only
will this event benefit both
my land of heritage, as well as
US veterans, but it gives me
the opportunity to share that
heritage with the Pittsburgh
community.”
“Theodora and I want to
say talofa (welcome) to all our
fans and supporters and invite
everyone to join us and my
fellow Steelers for an evening
of great food, music and entertainment,” he said.
Guests to the luau can
expect a spectacular Polynesian fire dance show, a spread
of Polynesian-inspired food
including a traditional roast
pig, tropical cocktails from the
Remy Martin sponsored open
bar, and many wonderful auction items.
Not only will Troy and his
fellow teammates be joining
their guests on the dance floor,
but one lucky guest will take
home a special door prize: two
tickets to a Steelers home game
with an exclusive, personal
meet & greet with Troy Polamalu after the game.
Tickets for the November
14 luau are currently for sale
through the Troy and Theodora
Foundation Fund’s website at
www.polamalufoundation.org
In addition to the luau, VIP
guests will attend a one-hour
private cocktail party with the
Polamalus and Troy’s teammates before the event officially begins, and one lucky
VIP guest will find two golden
tickets in their door prize: two
seats in the Polamalus’ suite
during a home game.
Last month the Polamalu
foundation donated $10,000
to help victims of the severe
storms and flooding that
claimed one life and caused
damage in excess of $5 million
in American Samoa.
Founded in 2007 as a charitable donor fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Troy
and Theodora Foundation
Fund is the primary philanthropic initiative of the Polamalu family. The fund exists
to make lasting changes in
the lives of children, families
or individuals by responding
to their immediate financial,
healthcare, educational or spir-
itual needs, without discrimination and with Christian love
and acceptance.
The Fa’a Samoa Initiative
was developed by Troy Polamalu to implement positive
change in American Samoa,
the land of Troy’s heritage.
What originally began as a
football camp in 2011 has now
grown to encompass a threetiered program offering an academic division, athletic camp,
and medical mission.
The initiative promotes
healthy living, safe sportsmanship, and the importance
of education in the island’s
youth population, as well as
addressing the current medical
issues facing all of the American Samoan people.
samoa news, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Page 5
Infant trapped underneath
dead father leaving hospital
PLEASANT HILL, La. (AP) — A 10-month-old girl trapped
underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three
days could be released Monday afternoon from a Shreveport
hospital, a deputy coroner said.
The baby was dehydrated and suffering from blistering skin
when she was found Friday wedged against the wall and under
the body of her father, 43-year-old Jason Fields, said Sabine
Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers.
“It looked like he was sitting on the side of the bed on his
computer, fell backward and died,” Rivers said. “The fact that
he fell on her and made no attempt to get up tells me he died
instantly when he fell on top of her.”
Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Fields’ home in Pleasant
Hill after the baby’s 5-year-old brother told neighbors he thought
his father was dead.
Rivers said he found Fields on the bed. His body was in an
advanced state of decomposition, leaving Rivers to speculate
Fields had been dead several days.
Fields had a history of cardiac problems, Rivers said. No
autopsy will be performed because of the condition of the body.
There were no signs of trauma.
Box fans were the only source of cooling in the home.
The older child was checked out and did not suffer any injuries. Rivers did not interview the boy, so he was uncertain how
he coped during the days before he went for help.
Fields’ wife, incarcerated in the Sabine Parish jail with only
a few more days to serve, was released under guard to travel to
the hospital. It was unclear whether she would have to return to
jail to serve out her sentence.
American Samoa Government
American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for Bacteria in
American Samoa Beaches and Streams
Pursuant to Section 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act and its implementing regulations (40 CFR Part 130); the American
Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) is requesting public comments on the draft Total Maximum Daily Loads
(TMDL) for Bacteria in American Samoa Beaches and Streams.
The Federal Clean Water Act requires States, Territories, and authorized Tribes to develop TMDLs for impaired waters that are on
the 303(d) list. TMDLs identify the pollutant load reductions that are necessary from point and nonpoint sources, and guide
implementation work by Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and Local water quality protection programs.
Water quality monitoring conducted by AS-EPA between 2002 and 2012 determined that a total of 29 watersheds were not
supporting designated uses due to bacteria impairments in 21 streams and 21 beaches.
The draft TMDL was prepared to determine how much reduction in bacteria loading is needed to attain applicable targets and
associated water quality standards. The TMDL report begins with a description of the setting and water quality impairments in
American Samoa (Section 2). The applicable WQSs and the numeric targets are discussed in Section 3.2. A review of water
quality data and the identification of potential sources are summarized in Section 4 and Section 5, respectively. Technical
approaches are identified in Section 6, while application of the selected approach and the relationship between pollutant
sources and receiving water conditions is described in the Linkage Analysis (Section 7). TMDL allocations, including the
identified margin of safety (MOS), are provided in Section 8. Additional analyses and information to support implementation is
presented in the individual water quality assessments for streams and beaches within impaired watersheds in Appendix A.
The draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for Bacteria in American Samoa Beaches and Streams is available for public review, for 30
days from the date of this notice, Monday to Friday, during office hours of 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the AS-EPA main office
located in Utulei or at www.epa.as.gov. AS-EPA invites public comments on the draft TMDL. Comments must be submitted in
writing within 30 days of the first published date of this notice. Submit comments to the AS-EPA office or by mail to AS-EPA
Water Program P.O. Box PPA, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799. For more information please contact Christianera Tuitele, ASEPA Water Program Manager at 633-2304.
Ameko Pato,
Director
American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency
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Govt of Tonga strikes a
deal with shipyard for
vessel maintenance…
Two way trade could become
part of a new, long term deal
by Fili Sagapolutele, Samoa News Correspondent
A protester cries after police removed barricades that protesters have set up to block off main
roads in Central district in Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Hong Kong police removed some
barricades on Tuesday from the edge of pro-democracy protest zones that have choked off roads
for weeks, the second straight day they have taken such action and signaling their growing impa(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
tience with the student-led demonstrators.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Ebola survivor donates
plasma to sick Dallas nurse
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who has
Ebola has been given plasma to fight the virus
taken from the blood of a doctor who beat the disease. The Rev. Jim Khoi, pastor of the Fort Worth
church attended by Nina Pham’s family, said
she received a transfusion of plasma containing
Ebola-fighting antibodies Monday afternoon.
Samaritan’s Purse confirmed the plasma came
from Dr. Kent Brantly, the Texas doctor who
survived Ebola. Brantly contracted Ebola while
working with the nonprofit medical mission
group in Liberia. Samaritan’s Purse spokesman
Jeremy Blume says Brantly traveled to Texas
Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas Sunday
to donate the plasma. Brantly said in a recent
speech that he also offered his blood to Thomas
Eric Duncan, but that their blood types didn’t
match. Duncan died of Ebola on Wednesday.
Landfill rejects ash from Ebola
victim’s things
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana waste
disposal site says it won’t accept the ashes generated when a Texas Ebola victim’s belongings from
his apartment were incinerated and a judge has
signed an order temporarily blocking the disposal
in the state. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell
had sought the order. Caldwell’s office said state
district Judge Robert Downing signed it Monday
afternoon. Chemical Waste Management Inc.Lake Charles said in news release that it is permitted to accept such material and that it poses no
threat to the environment or human health. But,
the company says, “we do not want to make an
already complicated situation, more complicated.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said during a news
conference that the virus is not considered to be
hardy in the environment and that incineration
and chemical treatment of the infected waste is
sufficient to remove any risk.
Coast Guard suspends
search off Chuuk Atoll
SANTA RITA (AP) — The Coast Guard says
it has suspended its search for a man missing near
Chuuk Atoll, days after three other people on the
same skiff were rescued. The Coast Guard says it
suspended the search Sunday after an extensive
search that covered more than 6,200 square miles.
Coast Guard personnel in Guam on Tuesday
received a request for assistance in the search for
an overdue 19-foot skiff carrying four people.
A commercial ship, the Nord Venus, found
three of the men Thursday 23 miles north of
Chuuk. The skiff had been missing since Sunday.
The rescued men say their boat started taking
on water four hours after departing. Chuuk Atoll
is part of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Glacier National Park
breaks attendance record
WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier
National Park has broken its record for most
visitors in a single year.
National Park Service spokesman Jeffrey
Olson says that through Sept. 30, Glacier had
welcomed about 2.25 million people in 2014.
That’s almost 35,000 more than visited in the
record-setting year of 1983, when just over 2.2
million visitors were counted. And there’s still
three months left to count this year.
The Missoulian reports that this is the thirdstraight year Glacier has exceeded 2 million, and
fifth in the last sixth.
Pennsylvania man charged
with sex assault as child
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — A 20-year-old
eastern Pennsylvania man has been charged with
molesting a 6-year-old girl when he was just a
child himself.
The Bucks County Courier Times reports
that Raymen Arango of Bensalem was arraigned
Friday on a felony sexual assault charge and
released on bond. He is accused of sexual
assaulting the girl beginning in 2005, when he
was just 11. Police say Arango had sex and performed other acts with the girl until 2007.
A Bensalem detective inherited the investigation from a retired officer in February and interviewed the girl, who is now 15.
Police say they located Arango in August
and that he confessed and wrote a letter apologizing to the girl. Online court records don’t list
an attorney for Arango, who faces a preliminary
hearing Nov. 6. A working telephone number for
him couldn’t be located.
No late-night parties
for Nobel winner Malala
LONDON (AP) — The co-author of Malala
Yousafzai’s memoir says there were no latenight parties for the teenage Nobel Peace Prize
winner after she was honored for her work supporting girls’ rights to education.
Instead, Christina Lamb says, Malala spent
the night after she won the prestigious prize
nursing a cold and watching Pakistani television
with her parents at home in Birmingham in central England.
Lamb said in the Sunday Times that 17-yearold Malala is worried that she will fall behind in
her school work and exam preparation because
she will have to travel to Norway to collect the
prize and deliver a speech.
The co-author says Malala allowed herself
one indulgence: She answered her phone “Hello,
this is the Nobel laureate” instead of with her
normal greeting, before bursting into giggles.
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The Tongan government is the latest client of the American
Samoa Shipyard Services Authority, with its patrol boat being
dry docked at the Satala shipyard facility for at least one more
week.
Earlier in June, a delegation from Tonga that included officials
from their government owned shipping company was in the territory. The delegation met with local ASG officials including those
from the shipyard, which the governor has called to be privatized
before the end of the year.
Shipyard board chairman David Robinson said the Tongan
government boat went up on the slipway two Sundays ago for
two weeks to have mechanical work done, along with welding
and painting as part of its routine maintenance program.
He says the vessel was alongside the dock area for over a week
prior to going up on the slipway so they “could carry out some
internal work prior to dry docking.”
“We are coordinating the work with Australian naval personnel who are here with the vessel. We should put it back into
the water for sea trials on or about 20 Oct,” he said and shared
more good news.
“We have arranged with the Tongan Shipping Agency to dry
dock two more government vessels early in the new year” for
work to be carried out at the Satala facility.
Previously those vessels were all sent to Fiji for repairs, but
the Tongan government has not been happy with the quality of
work carried out there, or the charges that they have been paying,
Robinson said.
The Tongan government sent a delegation here recently and
it was hosted by the Commerce Department director, who introduced the delegation members to our shipyard and “assisted with
the negotiations leading to the agreement to send their vessels
here,” Robinson said.
When the two ferry boats arrive here next year, they will
bring with them fruit and vegetables from Tonga to sell through
the Tongan Market in Tafuna and they will buy a range of merchandise items from wholesalers here to send back for sale in
Nuku’alofa and other towns in Tonga, he said.
“Hopefully this two way trade will develop into regular business,” Robinson said.
Meanwhile, Robinson said “we have a full order booked at
the shipyard for dry docking of fishing vessels, purse seiners and
longliners till the end of April next year, and we are staring to
increase our workforce again to accommodate all this work —
and that is good news.”
NRCS announces recipients for
Conservation Innovation grants
ASCC one of two winners
(PRESS RELEASE) — HONOLULU, October 10, 2014
– USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
selected the following two projects to help develop and
demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to improve conservation on private lands.
Congratulations to the Kohala Center for the $74,857
project, “Soil fertility enhancement on Hawaii Island soils:
Methods to increase productivity and plant health on sustainable and organic farms” and to the American Samoa Community College for the $2,500 project, “Pollinator and beneficial
insect habitat: Installation of demonstration sites and development of a vegetation guide for conservation practices in American Samoa.”
“These two recipients are critical for developing and demonstrating out-of-the-box ideas for conservation on private lands
and strengthening rural communities,” NRCS Acting Director
Craig Derickson said. “They inspire creative problem-solving
that boosts the production of our farmers and ranchers and ultimately improves our water, air and soil.”
NRCS has offered this grant program since 2004, investing
in ways to demonstrate and transfer efficient and environmentally friendly farming and ranching. The grants are funded
through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
and are awarded through a competitive process.
For more information about NRCS in the Pacific Islands
Area, visit www.pia.nrcs.usda.gov. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
samoa news, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Page 7
➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Protesters demand Philippine custody of US Marine
MANILA, Philippines (AP) —
Dozens of people have protested at
the American Embassy in Manila and
demanded that Washington hand over to
the Philippine government a U.S. Marine
implicated in the killing of a Filipino.
Jeffrey Laude was found dead, apparently strangled and drowned, beside a
toilet bowl in a motel room in Olongapo
city, northwest of Manila, shortly after
he checked in with a Caucasian man late
Saturday. The foreigner escaped.
U.S. Marine spokesman Col. Brad
Bartelt said Tuesday that a Marine was
being held on board the USS Peleliu in
the Subic Bay free port in connection
with a joint investigation into Laude’s
death. Dozens of young activists burned
a mock American flag and demanded
that U.S. authorities hand over the
Marine to Philippine police.
b Esquire names Penelope
Cruz ‘sexiest woman alive’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Penelope
Cruz is Esquire’s “sexiest woman alive.”
Cruz is the 11th woman to be given
the title by the magazine. Previous
honorees include Angelina Jolie, Halle
Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and
Scarlett Johansson. The “Vicky Cristina
Barcelona” and “Vanilla Sky” actress
tells Esquire that she had “an attraction to drama” in her teens and 20s but
“could not be less interested now.”
Cruz is keeping quiet about her personal life. She declined to comment to
the magazine about her actor-husband,
Javier Bardem, as well as their two children. She says, “That is for us.”
The November issue of Esquire will
be on newsstands Oct. 21.
Continued from page 6
Dozens of teens fight
at Arizona State Fair
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say
dozens of teenagers got into a fight at the
opening night of the Arizona State Fair
in Phoenix. The Arizona Department
of Public Safety and Phoenix police
were at the scene near 19th Avenue and
McDowell on Friday night.
Officers say they detained about 30
youths at the fairgrounds and released
them to the custody of their parents.
They say as many as 60 youths may have
been involved and some fought with
police. Two adults were also arrested,
including a woman accused of kicking
and hitting a police officer. Authorities
could not say what started the fight.
The State Fair runs through Nov. 2.
Patient takes wheel of
ambulance in Arizona
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) —
Authorities say a patient wanting out of
an Arizona hospital used an ambulance
as his getaway vehicle. Goodyear police
spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says Michael
Lopez hijacked a parked ambulance
Sunday outside West Valley Hospital in
metro Phoenix. Kutis says a firefighter
sitting in the back was able to jump
out safely. Police pursued Lopez, who
failed to pull over. Authorities used GPS
to locate the vehicle and Lopez at his
home in the suburb of Avondale.
Kutis says he was arrested on
charges of theft of means of transportation, felony flight, failure to yield to
police and disorderly conduct. She did
not know why Lopez was hospitalized.
She says Lopez, who felt he was being
hospitalized against his will, is being
booked into a Phoenix jail. The ambulance was returned to firefighters.
Ferry backs into San
Francisco pier, 10 hurt
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The
Coast Guard says 10 people received
minor injuries when the ferry they were
riding struck a piling at a San Francisco
pier. The agency says the injured were
taken to a hospital for treatment of mainly
cuts and bruises. The ferry Peralta ran into
the piling as it backed out of the terminal
at Pier 41 at 5:45 p.m. PDT Sunday.
The agency says there was no structural
damage to the vessel and minor damage
to the piling. But the ferry was temporarily taken out of service as officials
began investigating. The Coast Guard
office early Monday didn’t have further
details about the injured or how the collision occurred. Ferry company spokesmen
weren’t immediately available.
Man held after gunshot
at Nevada agency building
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police identified a 73-year-old Las Vegas man
arrested after a shooting that left another
man wounded in a first-floor lobby of a
building housing a Nevada agency that
handles disabled worker claims and
hearings. Las Vegas police say security personnel and employees disarmed
Leonard Sullivan just before he was
arrested about 9 a.m. Monday at the
office building several blocks west of
the Las Vegas Strip. A motive and the
wounded man’s identity weren’t immediately made public.
Police Officer Larry Hadfield says
the injured man was hospitalized at
nearby University Medical Center with
injuries that weren’t believed to be
life-threatening.
Robin Chase, supervising attorney
in the office of the Nevada Attorney
for Injured Workers, says employees
locked down inside second-floor
hearing rooms and work spaces after
the shot was heard.
10-year-old charged as an
adult in death of woman, 90
TYLER HILL, Pa. (AP) — State
Police have arrested a 10-year-old
boy and charged him as an adult in the
beating death of a 90-year-old woman in
Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Authorities say the boy was visiting his grandfather, the woman’s caretaker, on Saturday
when the woman shouted at the child for
entering her room. They say he punched
her in the throat numerous times.
The Pocono Record reports the boy
held a cane to Helen Novak’s throat
before he punched her. He then told
his grandfather she was bleeding from
her mouth. The grandfather checked on
the woman twice; the second time she
was unresponsive. The boy is being
held without bail on a homicide charge.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for
Oct. 22. It wasn’t immediately known if
he has a lawyer.
13-year-old identified as
mom of abandoned baby
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Authorities
in Central California say they have identified a 13-year-old girl as the mother of
a newborn baby abandoned last week in
a trash bin.
Merced Police Capt. Tom Trindad
said Monday that investigators are still
collecting all the facts before turning the
case over to prosecutors, who will decide
if the girl faces criminal charges or not.
For now, the young mother remains in
the care of authorities.
The hours-old baby girl was found
Thursday by a man looking for cans and
bottles in the trash bin near an apartment
complex in the city of Merced.
Trindad says the baby is healthy and
thriving and could eventually be put up
for adoption.
Trindad says investigators are also
trying to determine if the baby was the
result of sexual abuse.
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A look at the three story building the government plans to purchase for the Medicaid office — the Samoa Sports building in Fagatogo.
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she answered that they are
awaiting the appraisal.
According to people who
have been up to the building’s
third floor, it houses bedrooms
and its ceiling is relatively low.
Because the three-story
building does not have an elevator, Samoa News also asked
the Medicaid director if her
office will be complying with
the American Disability Act
(ADA), and she responded,
“We’re working under the
assumption that the building
needs to be ADA compliant.”
She told Samoa News last
week that the reason they are
interested in purchasing this particular building is that they plan
to utilize the first floor and rent
out the rest of the building to get
matching funds for their grants.
Samoa News was told by
government sources, who wish
to remain anonymous that it’s
pretty much a done deal, with
the appraisal dictating the final
price. The sports building is
built on government leased
land. Unconfirmed sources say
the owner is said to be asking
around $2Mil for the building.
Chief of Staff Fiu Johnny
Saelua and owner of the Samoa
Sports Building, Galumalemana Bill Satele were seen at
the building last week. [photo: JL]
➧ Override…
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going on at the Fono, which
recently proposed a bill to raise
their allowances to $10,000
and also proposed to raise the
Governor’s salary to $125,000
a year. Do you think we want
to give them, both branches too
much power as such?”
Medicaid Director, Sandra
King Young, who is also a
member of the override committee, pointed out to the students the veto override creates
checks and balances and that is
much needed in the territory.
She said, having someone
who has no knowledge about
what’s going in our territory
decide the fate of a bill for
American Samoa is not right.
“Our own people should
decide our own bills,” she said,
and further stated that the veto
override power should have
been given to American Samoa
in 1977, when American Samoa
first elected their Governor.
Some students pointed out
that unless the senators are
voted into the Fono, they will
remain with the vote of “no”.
Auva’a said that it’s true
our senator selection is unique
in a great way — preserving
our culture — however she
posed the question, “Are we
choosing the perfect candidates to make our laws for
us?” And, answered, “Some
of these men (with all due
respect) have no educational
backgrounds, no credentials,
and no experience. Aside from
being a High Chief.”
She noted, “The selection
of senators is different. The
presenters argue today that
they are voted in by the people
in their districts, but that’s
wrong. The title of being a
senator, is passed on from one
Matai to the other.” Auva’a
said “If a district only has one
qualified chief to be a senator,
then he will continue on with
the title, whether he is performing or not, healthy or sick,
he will still continue as senator
and still be getting paid.”
Auva’a and other students
at the forum took issue with
how the forum was conducted,
claiming that while it is said it
was to promote public awareness, the tone of the presenters
was quite different as they
seemed more into telling the
students to vote yes “by contrasting in a persuasive form,
by telling us ‘Facts’ and the
‘Truth’, according to what
‘They’, the committee have
sought out to be the truth.”
Auva’a said the presenters
pointed out that Am. Samoa is
the only territory with a Veto
Override that is required to be
passed also by a federal official.
But, she noted, Senate selection
in American Samoa is completely different from the others.
She asked, “Why now?
Why would we want to change
this? Is it because, as they said,
people had said to them ‘you are
the only Territory that hasn’t?’
Sounds like pride comes into
play here! Or is it because PM
Tuilaepa had made a comment
that Am. Samoa is still a disorganized territory?”
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AMOSA, ISAAKO
AMOSA-VAOULI, LUISA AVASA
AMUIA, JOHNSON
AMUIA, UELESE and KIOA
ANDERSON, KELLEY
ANESELI, PEAU and KATALINA
ANETIPA, IOTAMO
ANIPALE, ROBERT IERENEO
ANOAI, LEPANONA and TALI
ANOA’I, MICAH
AOA VILLAGE AUMAAGA
APE FAAGU, RENEE T
APE, PENIAMINA P
APELU, KENILA and ROSALINA
APELU, LUISA
APINERU, TIME
APISAI, PAPALAGI
APULU, EDNEY and JUBILEE
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ARONA, IAMELI
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ASG WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION
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ASI, TALIILAGI and MUTUVAI
ASOAU, OFISA and LUATASI
ASPA
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ATIMALALA, YU JIN
ATIMALALA, YU-JIN J. KIM
ATOE, APISAI
ATONIO, IEREMIA
ATUATASI, ALBERT J
AULAUMEA, PETER
AULEAFE, FETAI
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AUMUA, MOEITAFA
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AUTAGAVAIA, RENITA F.
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AVEI, IOASA
BABA, OPETAIA and SUSANA
BAHN, SILIVA and VINETA
BAI, JINFU
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BARJA, THERESA MARIA
BAUTISTA, IRENE
BERQUIST, ANDREW D.
BERRY, LAINIE
BIUKOTO, PENI and SEINI ADIUSA
BLUE SKY COMMUNICATIONS
BOHANAK, NICK and SOUVENIER
BOHANAK, SENIA
BORJA, EVANGELINE
BRINKER, TIMOTHY and MICHELLE
BRISKI, ALEX and ALISHA
BROECKER, SHARON
BROWN, PALAUNI S and SARA
BROWN, PAT
BROWN, PAULINE A
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BUHIAN, ERAN V
CAO, RENZI
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CCCAS ATU’U
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CENAC, PHILIP L
CETPA
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CHARSIN, CHEN P
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CHUNG SING, SILI’A MEMORIAL
CLARK, LISA
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COFFIN, ANNIELYSE G
COFFIN, ATALINA
COFFIN, TOFI
COGEL
COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN M
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CRISTOBAL, RYAN and MARIANNE
CSAVR
CURR, JAMES S
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DACANAY, DAVE and GLADYS
DALLE, KEN
DANIELSON, PATRICK J
DE JUAN, MARIVIC
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DE LA CRUZ, ROGELIO
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ENESI, SALESIO SAM
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EPENESA, SIGALU S
ESEKIA, FIALOGO
ESENE, FAATAFUNA T
ESERA, LITA M.
ESERA, THOMAS
ETEUATI, MANUA H
EUTA, ASOSIFUA and VAOIVA
EVANS, GEOFFREY D
F.M. PILI & ASSOCIATES
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FAALATA, CECILIA T
FA’ALAVELAVE, ATIULAGI
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FAATAA, IOSIARATULALA
FAATASI, LUI
FAATOAFE, SULIA F
FAATONU, LOVI
FAAUMU, IOANE
FAGA, NU’UTAMALI’I FIAIGOA
FAGA, POUTOA
FAGA, WILLIAM and KASIA
FAIAI, SITIVI T
FAIAI, SOSENE
FAIFUA, FILIPO
FAILAUTUSI, BENJAMIN P.
FAILAUTUSI, SALAVAO
FAIMALIE, FAIMALIE and FUATINO
FAIVA, SHALISHA
FALANI, EVELINE
FALE, FUIFUIMAAVE P
FALE, JOSEPH F.
FALE, MARION TONY
FALEAFAGA, VICTOR
FALEALI’I, FAAUUGA T
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FALEFIA, MALAETASI and LAKI
FALELUA, ALALAFAGA
FALEMALAMA, SIAUNOFO E
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FAOA, KELI T.
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FAUESE, SWEEPSTAKE
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FAUMUINA, NELLIE N
FAUTUA, SIAKI
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FEPULEAI, ORYA
FERNANDEZ, FRANCIS
FETUI, FETUI J
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FIAAITI, IULIA
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FIELDING, TERRY STEPHEN
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FINAU, ABIGAIL J
FINAU, RONALD
FINAU, USUIA T
FISHER, ANNTIONETTE TALA
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FITIUTA VILLAGE AUMAAGA
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FIU, PELETI
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FUIMAONO, SEAN THOMAS
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FULU, FOISAGA
FUTI, FAAVAE
GAGNE, SAIMUA V
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GALO, LUSIA
GALOIA, DOREEN
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GAO, PEI and ZU YAO
GAOA, NAUKOVI
GAOA, NAUKOVI
GAOTEOTE, HERMAN TALITONU
GATCHALIAN, MIO
GENUINE PARTS COMPANY
GEORGE, BRIAN T.
GFOA
GFS CHEMICALS INC.
GOGO, LANAAFIOGA
GOODWIN, BEN and LANA
GOODWIN, JUDE
GORDON, WILLIAM and TALIGALU
GOUNDAR, JANARDAN and BIMLAWAT
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GREY, MISTIE
GUEVARRA, ENRIQUE
GURR, EDWIN and ROSE
GUTIERREZ, ROWENA B
HANSELL, BENJAMIN
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HUNKIN, MAIAVA OLIVA S
IAKOPO, CHANTILLY H.
IAKOPO, MARIA F
IAKOPO, MASINA
IAULUALO, SOFIA
IBE, MARK
IEREMIA, RICHARD A M
IESE, SI’ISI’IA’E
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ILI, MATAFELE
ILIMALEOTA, ANNETTE F.
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IOANE, JOEL
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ISLAND IMAGE CREATIONS
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JESSOP, DAISY L
JESSOP, FABIAN
JIANG, LIA LI
JIN, JING HE
JIN, SONGHUA
J-LEN T’S INC.
JOHANSSON, OFIRA
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
JONES, PEPE
JUNG, BYUNG J
K-2 MARKET
KACHMARIK, JOHN A
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KANG, JIN WOO
KATINA, MOTUGA S
KATOPAU, PALEPUA
KELETI, RAYMOND
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KIM, HANA FALAGA
KIM, IL WON and JA SUK
KIM, NAMHYO
KIM, SOO DONG and INJA
KIM, SUNG NAM and YEON SUK
KNEUBUHL, JAMES
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LAFOGA, SAMMY E
LAKAI, FAAFIAOLO
LAKESHORE
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LALOULU, LINO and TOESE
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LANG, JANE A
LANG, TASI
LANGFORD, DAVID SONNY
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LATU, GASOLOGA
LATU, HEAMASI and OLATAGA
LAUAMA, SANELE
LAUITIITI, FAAAGI and TILE
LAULU, FAATOIA
LAULU, FONOTELE
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LAULU, SUSANA AND MALU
LAUOFO, MANUOLEFALETOLU
LAUOFO, PULEPULE
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LAZORE, NORMAN D
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LILO, KYLEIGH
LILOMA, MEREANI
LILOMAIAVA, SAOLOTOGA and VINE
LIN, STEVEN Y
LIN, XIANG GUAN
LING, XU SHU
LINGLING, MAO
LIO, ELAINE P
LIO, VALYA V
LISA MARIE DAY CARE
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LIU, CHRISTINA PA’O FOLASA
LIULAMAGA, APELU T
LIVI, LENORA
LOA, ANTHONY
LOA, TUANAI
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
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LOITOA, FIAILOA
LOLE, TAVITA
LOLE, TAVITA and TULIA
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LUAFULU, GORDON L
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PULEMAGAFA, TEOFILO and FAAETE
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PURCELL, SAUIMOANA M
PURSE SEINE SAMOA INC
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RACEVA, MARAIA NAI
RAMIREZ, ALEX ALAN
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samoa news, Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Children across the territory were all smiles this past White Sunday, as they showed off their
new white outfits during church services. This group of kids pose for the Samoa News camera,
prior to their special performances which included songs and memory verses. (l-r) LJ Mano,
[photo: B. Chen]
Mark Park, Miriama Park, Cecilia Park, and Lose Park.
➧ DOC hires a former ASTCA CEO…
Continued from page 1
tant part of this asset,” he said, adding that DOC
is being tasked with taking a concerted and
comprehensive look at the shipyard and advise
the governor accordingly.
Basically, they are to determine the shipyard’s point A (current status) — its finances,
goals and objectives, work force, plant and
equipment, and customer base; and point B,
which is where the shipyard purports to, or
should get to, or what it purports to or should
achieve, he said.
“This exercise would yield policy implications
upon which decision maker(s) decide whether to
keep the shipyard a public enterprise and improve
on it; privatize the shipyard; or render it a public/
private partnership (PPP),” he said.
According to the DOC director, Moefa’auo
is well schooled, work experienced and qualified to lead this exercise, with McDonald and
Tuala assisting.
BACKGROUND
As previously reported by Samoa News,
the ASTCA board in August terminated Moefaauo’s month-to-month basis contract, and
the following day Moefa’auo submitted to the
board his letter of resignation. The ASTCA
board did not accept his letter of resignation at
the time, preferring to keep their ‘termination’
notice in affect. (See Samoa News edition Aug.
18 for more details).
However, it is unknown if the board later
accepted Moefa’auo’s resignation, as the
chairman of the ASTCA Board, Roy Hall no
longer allows media access to its board meeting
minutes, since August 2014.
In September 2014, Samoa News, per usual
formality, asked Hall for a copy of minutes from
the last board meeting, to which he responded
via email that “the board will consider adopting a
policy for “public inspection” and nothing will be
released, until the minutes have been duly adopted
by the Board and a policy has been adopted.”
Samoa News notes prior to media reporting
about Moefa’auo’s termination versus resignation
from ASTCA, the Minutes of the Board meetings
were given to the media. Interestingly, among the
run-ins the former CEO had with the ASTCA board
members was Mike McDonald’s 6-month contract
with ASTCA, which was around $70,000+.
Mike McDonald was the general manager
of the now defunct Native Hawaiian Holding
Company (NHHC)/ Community Investment
Corporation (CIC), which signed a contract
with the government in 2011 to provide training
and employment in the contact center industry
for 900 NEG participants and authorized it to
operate job placement and supportive services
in a setting that would serve as part of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Workforce System
which was overseen by Human Resources.
Following an audit by the Federal Audit
Report (FAR) where financial statements and
monthly reports disclosed unallowable costs of
$2.53million, USDOL is asking for repayment.
The ASG has since filed a lawsuit against the
NHHC for close to $4million, on allegations of
fraud, failure to pay taxes, compensatory damages, exemplary punitive damages, and unjust
enrichment. The 41-page lawsuit was filed in
April this year, with the High Court.
➧ Mafai ona fesoasoani tagata Manu’a…
Mai itulau 1
Fetu Jr le susuga a Sene Jr sa molimau, pe o le a se mea ua tupu i le va’alele a le Inter Island Airways lea sa tautuaina le Itumalo o Manu’a mo le tele o tausaga.
Na fa’amanino e Sene Jr e fa’apea, o le va’alele o lo o i ai se fa’aletonu i le afi, ma o lo o tau
saili se tupe e totogi ai le toe fa’aleleia o le afi o le va’alele.
“O lo o tau saili pea lava i le taimi nei se fesoasoani mai faletupe i le atunu’u e pei o le Faletupe
o Hawaii, Faletupe o le ANZ Bank fa’apea ai ma le Faletupe o Atina’e, mo sina nonogatupe se’i
tau totogi ai le toe fa’aleleia o le afi o le va’alele o lo o fa’aletonu, ona e fai lava si taugata o le
totogi o le galuega lea”, o le saunoaga lea a Sene Jr.
Na taua e Sene Jr i luma o le komiti e fa’apea, o lo o tuai lava se tali mai a le Faletupe o Hawaii
ma le ANZ, ae o lea ua maua vave mai le tali a le Faletupe o Atina’e, ma ua fa’amoemoe o se
vaega tupe e maua mai ai o le a auina atu loa e totogi ai le afi ma auina mai loa i le atunu’u mo le
fa’apipiiina ma toe lele loa le va’alele.
Na fa’ailoa e faipule mai Manu’a i le susuga Sene Jr e fa’apea, e ui ua fai si umi o fa’aletonu
le tautua a le latou kamupani va’alele i Manu’a, ae o lo o naunau pea le itumalo e aloaia le tautua
lea, ona ua tele tausaga o tautua le latou kamupani mo le atunuu.
“Afai e toe lelei le va’alele ma toe amata lana tautua mo Manu’a, ia alofagia le itumalo, ua tele le
manaoga ua tula’i mai ae ua fa’aletonu va’alele”, o le saunoaga lea a Fetui Jr ma ia taua ai le feagaiga
lea ua mafua ai ona lele le Polenisia i Manu’a ona o le manaomia tele e le itumalo o se va’alele.
Saunoa Toeaina e fa’apea, e leai ni tagata Manu’a e tele ni tupe o i ai po o ni milionea fo’i, ae afai
e silafia e le itumalo le manaoga o lo o tula’i mai i le kamupani va’alele ma taumafai i ai sa laotu
fesoasoani, atonu o se isi lea la’asaga lelei mo le itumalo ina ia toe lelei ai femalagaaiga i luga o le ea.
Aleki Sene Jr i luma o le maota o sui.
[ata: AF]
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
Passenger heard popping
noises from outside plane
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Dallas-bound
American Airlines flight that departed from San
Francisco International Airport turned around
and made an emergency landing Monday at SFO
after some of the cabin’s wall panels cracked
loose, aviation and airlines officials said.
The captain of the Boeing 757 decided to
turn around an hour into the flight to Dallas/
Fort Worth International Airport because of
a possible blown air duct, American Airlines
spokesman Matt Miller said.
Flight 2293 departed from SFO shortly before
1 p.m. and landed without incident at about 2:15
p.m. No one on the plane with 184 passengers
and six crew members was hurt, he said.
“The captain elected to return to San Francisco and landed the plane safely,” Miller said.
Even though the plane’s problem is related
to pressurization the cabin did not lose pressure
and oxygen masks did not deploy, he said.
James Wilson, of Kyle, Texas, said he and
his fellow passengers knew there was a problem
within minutes after the flight’s takeoff from
San Francisco. Wilson, 32, an amateur race car
driver returning from a competition in Northern
California, said they felt the fuselage violently
shake and heard popping noises coming from
outside of the Boeing as it made its initial ascent.
Then they watched in horror and screamed
for the flight attendants to come as interior
panels on both sides of the aircraft pulled apart
from the walls.
“It was the whole Row 14 on all sides, from
the floor to the ceiling,” said Wilson, who was
seated in the row right behind and felt a change
in cabin pressure. “It sounded like it was popping and banging so loud at first I thought stuff
was coming out of the overhead compartments.”
Crew members were “pulling the panels
apart and looking for daylight behind there,”
he said. Wilson took a photograph of what was
happening and posted it on his Facebook page
so his wife, who was en route to Dallas to pick
him up, would know what had happened in case
of a crash.
Over the concerns of nervous passengers, the
captain announced that the flight would continue on to Dallas because the pressure inside
the cabin was stable, but he changed his mind
and decided to make the emergency landing
after he saw the damaged panels for himself,
according to Wilson. “We had some very professional flight attendants and they did a very
good job keeping people calm. They said, ‘It’s
just cosmetic,” he said.
Aviation safety experts said that while it is
disconcerting for passengers to see any piece of
the plane break, the cabin’s wall panels are not
part of the plane’s structure.
“The plastic wall has no meaning to the safety
of the plane. They are there so you don’t have
to look at the bare walls,” said Robert Ditchey,
an aeronautical engineer with four decades of
experience.
“On the other hand, it’s not normal for this to
happen to a side wall,” added Ditchey, a former
U.S. Navy pilot. “Someone is going to have to
fix this airplane.”
The FAA will work with the airline to determine the plane’s problem and correct it before
it flies again, Federal Aviation Administration
spokesman Ian Gregor said.
The passengers are still in San Francisco and
American Airlines plans to send a plane from
elsewhere to fly them to Dallas on Tuesday,
Miller said.
➧ DOE teacher shortage…
Continued from page 3
In terms of the secondary schools, at the start of the school
year there were 27 vacant teaching positions, but that number
has now dropped down to seven, she said and stressed again that
there will still be teachers retiring and resigning, which makes
this issue a challenge one for DOE to address.
Additionally, there are also teachers needed in elementary,
ECE and special education. “We’re still trying to hire as quickly
as possible more teachers” she said and thanked the governor
and DHR director Sonny Thompson for their support in expediting the hiring of teachers. She is also thankful for the governor’s initiative which is placing returning graduates on a list
of volunteer teachers that started out with about 20 graduates.
However, she said that only three volunteers are currently on
the list. She suspects that some of the volunteers left because it’s
very difficult being a teacher, among other reasons.
Responding to committee questions, Vaitinasa said DOE does
hire graduates with an AA degree due to the teacher shortage,
while these individuals continue their education in the Cohorts
program to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.
She acknowledged that American Samoa Community College has been accredited for the bachelor’ degree program, but
graduates gets their degree in elementary education, not for secondary, ECE or special education.
“We need to have a pool of highly qualified teachers” —
with BAs or MAs who have passed all the necessary teaching
requirements, in order to address the continuing teacher shortage
in public schools, she said.
She also shared with the committee a proposal for the ASG
Scholarship board to allocate funds for specific fields of study —
such as accounting, and teaching. (Vaitinasa is a member of the
Scholarship board).
Talia agreed and urged the board to look at scholarship fund
money and focus these resources on the needs of American
Samoa — such as teaching. He also said that the public “perception” is that there are too many qualified people with higher
degrees working in the DOE main office instead of taking up
classroom teaching positions. “Is this a true perception?” Talia
asked and Vaitinasa replied “That’s not true.”
House members said they hope that there are more improvements to filling vacant positions for teachers as soon as possible,
but Vaitinasa again stressed that there will still be a teacher
shortage — because teachers are either retiring or resigning
throughout the year.
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American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for Bacteria in
American Samoa Beaches and Streams
Pursuant to Section 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act and its implementing regulations (40 CFR Part 130); the American
Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) is requesting public comments on the draft Total Maximum Daily Loads
(TMDL) for Bacteria in American Samoa Beaches and Streams.
The Federal Clean Water Act requires States, Territories, and authorized Tribes to develop TMDLs for impaired waters that are on
the 303(d) list. TMDLs identify the pollutant load reductions that are necessary from point and nonpoint sources, and guide
implementation work by Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and Local water quality protection programs.
Water quality monitoring conducted by AS-EPA between 2002 and 2012 determined that a total of 29 watersheds were not
supporting designated uses due to bacteria impairments in 21 streams and 21 beaches.
The draft TMDL was prepared to determine how much reduction in bacteria loading is needed to attain applicable targets and
associated water quality standards. The TMDL report begins with a description of the setting and water quality impairments in
American Samoa (Section 2). The applicable WQSs and the numeric targets are discussed in Section 3.2. A review of water
quality data and the identification of potential sources are summarized in Section 4 and Section 5, respectively. Technical
approaches are identified in Section 6, while application of the selected approach and the relationship between pollutant
sources and receiving water conditions is described in the Linkage Analysis (Section 7). TMDL allocations, including the
identified margin of safety (MOS), are provided in Section 8. Additional analyses and information to support implementation is
presented in the individual water quality assessments for streams and beaches within impaired watersheds in Appendix A.
The draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for Bacteria in American Samoa Beaches and Streams is available for public review, for 30
days from the date of this notice, Monday to Friday, during office hours of 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the AS-EPA main office
located in Utulei or at www.epa.as.gov. AS-EPA invites public comments on the draft TMDL. Comments must be submitted in
writing within 30 days of the first published date of this notice. Submit comments to the AS-EPA office or by mail to AS-EPA
Water Program P.O. Box PPA, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799. For more information please contact Christianera Tuitele, ASEPA Water Program Manager at 633-2304.
Ameko Pato,
Director
American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency
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JENNINGS: O lo o
soli Fono Faitulafono le Fa’avae…
Lali
Le
tusia Ausage Fausia
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O le teena ai e le maota o sui o le latou I’ugafono So’ofa’atasi, e
fa’atulaga ai suiga i le Fa’avae o Amerika Samoa, ma tu’u atu ai le
aia i le faipule o le motu o Swains e palota ai i totonu o le maota, ua
atagia mai ai le soli e le Fono Faitulafono o le Fa’avae Toe Teuteu
a Amerika Samoa, e pei ona taua e le ali’i faipule mai le motu o
Swains ia Su’a Alexander E. Jennings i le Samoa News.
E mafua lea tulaga ona e talitonu le ali’i faipule ia Su’a, ua
le amanaia e le Fono Faitulafono le vaega o le Faavae “Article I
Bill of Rights Section 16” lea o lo o manino mai ai le tulaga lea,
e le tatau ona fau ni tulafono e soli ai aia o sitiseni ma tagatanu’u
o Amerika Samoa.
“O le teena o le aia e palota ai le sui o Swains i totonu o le
maota o sui, o se gaioiga manino lea ua atagia mai ai le soli o le
Fa’avae, ma ou te le fa’avaivai i le unaia o le mataupu lenei, ae
o le a ou taumafai pea e finauina le mataupu lenei mo tagatanu’u
o Swains, o se vaega lea o le Faigamalo a Amerika Samoa”, o le
saunoaga lea a le ali’i faipule.
“O le filifilia fo’i o le sui o Swains i totonu o le maota o sui,
ua atagia mai ai le puipuia o le aganu’u ma lana agaifanua, ae o
se taumafai fo’i e puipuia ana measina e aofia ai fanua ma eleele,
e pei ona manino i le Vaega o le Fa’avae ‘Article I Bill of Rights
Section 3’, lea fo’i e aia tutusa ai le sui o Swains ma sui o isi
Itumalo eseese uma lava i Tutuila ma Manu’a”, o se vaega lea o
le saunoaga a le ali’i faipule mai Swains.
O le vaiaso i ona tua atu na teena ai e le maota o sui i le
faitauga fa’alua le i’ugafono so’ofa’atasi, i le mae’a ai lea o
ni iloiloga sa valaauina e le Komiti o Mataupu Tau Tulafono
a le maota, lea e ta’ita’ifono ai le Sui Fofoga Fetalai ia Talia
Fa’afetai I’aulualo.
Saunoa Su’a e fa’apea, e faigofie lava le agaga o le i’ugafono
sa fa’aulu, o le tu’uina atu lea o le aia e palota ai le sui o Swains
i totonu o le maota o sui, e pei o le aia o lo o filifilia ai lona sui i
totonu o le Fono.
Na toe fa’atepa e le alii faipule iloiloga e lua sa faia a le
komiti e faatatau i lenei mataupu, lea sa molimau ai le Loia Sili
o le malo ia Talauega Eleasalo Ale ma le Failautusi o le Ofisa
o Mataupu Tau Samoa ia Satele Galu Satele Sr, ma la ioeina ai
le tatau lea ona tu’u atu le aia i le sui o Swains e palota ai i le
maota o sui.
I iloiloga sa faia e le komiti a le maota o sui e faatatau i lenei
mataupu, sa atagia mai ai le felanulanua’i o finagalo o ni isi o
faipule e faatatau i lenei mataupu.
O ni isi o faipule sa fa’ailoa lo latou teena o le agaga o le
i’gafono maliliefa’atasi, ae o ni isi fo’i sa latou taliaina fa’atasi
ai ma le fautuaga, afai o le a tu’u atu le aia e palota ai le sui o
Swains, ua tatau loa fo’i la ona tu’u atu ai ma isi vaega uma e pei
ona agava’a ai sui tauva mai Itumalo taitasi i le atunu’u, e pei o le
lesitalaina lea o tagata palota atoa ai ma sui e fia tauva i le nofoa.
Saunoa Su’a, afai ua le talia e le maota o sui le i’ugafono
soofaatasi e sui ai le fa’avae, ina ia mafai ai ona tu’u atu le aia i
le sui o Swains e palota, o le a ia uia se isi auala ina ia maia ai se
fesoasoani mo le motu o Swains.
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
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Foliga fiafia o ni isi o le fanau mai le Ekalesia Aso Fitu i Pago
Pago i le aso fa’apitoa o le fanau na sei mavae atu nei. [ata: AF]
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Tama ma Teine o le Ekalesia Aso Fitu i Pago Pago i le taimi o le polokalame mo le lotu a
[ata: AF]
tamaiti
Saunia: L.A.F./Naenae Productions
FAAMAUALALO LEOLEO I LE AIGA O LE TAMAITITI
Ua faamatuu mai le faamatalaga aloaia a le Matagaluega o Leoleo e uiga i le mataupu na taofia
ai se tama ma lona alo e tolu tausaga i le potu taofia i le ofisa autu o leoleo i Apia. E tele faitioga ua
faaleoina faasaga i leoleo e le gata i tagata i totonu o le atunuu ae faapea foi atunuu i fafo e tauala
mai i fesootaiga i luga o upega tafailagi. O le aso Faraile na te’a nei ao lumanai le Lotu a Tamaiti,
na faalauiloa ai e le sui komesina o leoleo, le susuga Misa Fotuitaua Nafoitoa Tala’imanu Keti,
lea faamatalaga aloaia i se feiloaiga ma le au tusitala.
Na saunoa Misa, ua maea nei se suesuega a le vaega faapitoa a le Matagaluega o Leoleo mo
amioga taualoa a le matagaluega i le faatinoina o a latou tautua faaleoleo, ma ua atagia ai le
faatamala ma le le faatauaina o le auaunaga e pei ona valaauina ai, aemaise le feagai ai ma alo ma
fanau o le atunuu. “Ua faamalolo le tumau nei ni alii leoleo se toafa sa fitoitonu i ai lenei mataupu
e talia ai le valaauina o a latou tuuaiga, i luma o le Faamasinoga o Galuega Tau Leoleo i le aso 28
o le masina nei,” o a Misa lea. E lei faailoaina mai e Misa suafa o leoleo e toafa ua faamalolo le
tumau, ae na ia faaalia, o le a faaauau pea le iloiloina o tuuaiga o solitulafono tau taavale faasaga
i le tama na aafia i le Faamasinoga. Peitai, na ia ioeina le lape o le auaunaga a le matagaluega ona
o le tamaititi na aafia ma sa ia faamalulu ai i le atunuu aemaise o le aiga o lea tamaititi.
“O lenei mataupu o se lape i le auaunaga ma ua tagatagai i ai le pulega i le toe mataituina ma
le faamalosia lea o le faatinoga atoatoa o le auaunaga,” o a Misa lea. “E momoli atu vai malu i
pu’ega i le paia maualuga o le atunuu ona o se lape o le auaunaga faaleoleo, ao se avanoa taua
foi e momoli atu ai se faamaualaloga i le paia o le aiga na aafia, i matua ma le fanau i le afioaga i
Matautu, Falealili, malu ave i fale ni faaletonu o le auaunaga a le matagaluega.”
FOMAI TOMAI FAAPITOA I TAOTOGA O LE PA’U
O le a maua le fesoasoani mo e i ai faaletonu o le laugutu, o i latou ua afaina itutino i mu, o
manua ma faaletonu o aao po o lima faapea tuma, i le auaunaga ofo fua a se vaega o fomai tomai
faapitoa i le faatinoina o taotoga mo le faaleleia o ia faaletonu ma aafiaga. O ia fomai o lo o
faamoemoe e taunuu mai i le atunuu i le vaiaso fou, ma o lo o malaga mai i lalo o se polokalama
fesoasoani o lo o faatupeina e le malo Ausetalia, faapea kalapu roteri i Ausetalia ma Niu Sila.
O le tautua a lenei vaega na amata faatinoina mo gasegase i Samoa i le tausaga e 1983 mo i
latou o lo o moomia lea auaunaga. O le a avanoa le auaunaga a lea vaega mo le mamalu lautele o
le atunuu mai le aso 20 e oo i le aso 31 o le masina nei i le falemai i Motootua ma o lo o fautuaina
i latou e moomia lea fesoasoani ina ia faafesootai le vaega o taotoga i le falemai I Motootua ma
resitala sou avanoa e vaai ai ia fomai. O le asiasiga lona 28 lenei a lea vaega Samoa ma o lo o
faamanatu ai le 30 o tausaga talu ona faia lea auaunaga mo lo tatou atunuu.
(Faaauau itulau 30)
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Tatala aloaia Fono Fa’apitoa a le ali’i Kovana…
tusia Ausage Fausia
O le itula e 9:00 i le taeao nei
lea ua fa’atulaga e tatala aloaia
ai tauaofiaga a le Fono Faitulafono, mo le Fono Fa’apitoa
lona tolu lea ua valaauina e le
afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo
Matalasi Moliga mo le umi e le
silia i le 10 aso.
E ono mataupu fa’apitoa a
le alii kovana ua fa’amoemoe
e talanoaina i le fono fa’apitoa
lenei, fa’atasi ai ma mataupu
tuua a le Fono Faitulafono e
tapunia lana tauaofiaga i le aso
Faraile na te’a nei e le i mautu i
ai se finagalo a afioga i senatoa
ma faipule.
E tapunia le tauaofiaga lona
fa a le Fono i le aso Faraile na
te’a nei, e lua mataupu o le
fono fa’apitoa a le ali’i kovana
ua taunu’u i le fono, o lisi ia i
le va o le malo ma kamupani e
lua i le atunu’u, le GHC Reid
Corporation fa’apea ai ma le
Pacific Grading Corporation.
Na fa’ailoa e le peresetene
o le Senate ia Gaoteote Palaie
Tofau i luma o le maota maualuga i le aso Faraile na te’a
nei e fa’apea, afai e tuai ona
taunu’u atu mataupu o le fono
fa’apitoa a le alii kovana, o le a
fa’amuamua loa ona talanoaina
e le maota ana mataupu tuua e
pei ona aofia ai i mataupu o le
fono fa’apitoa, ina ia fa’aaoga
tatau i ai aso o le fono fa’apitoa.
“Talosia ae vave i ai se
finagalo o le la itu o le maota
i mataupu e pei ona atugalu i
ai a outou afioga i senatoa,
ina ia pasia nei mataupu taua
ma vave tu’uina atu i le ali’i
kovana mo sana fa’aiuga”, o
le saunoaga lea a Gaoteote e
aunoa ma lona fa’aigoaina po
o a mataupu taua ua fuafua le
fono e talanoaina.
Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs
AOGA ELEI
mo Tina ma Tamaitai
Amataina Oketopa 21, 2014, 9:00 i le taeao i le 1:00 i le aoauli
Faalua i le Vaiaso - faatasi i le vaiaso ona auai,
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Lesitala ia Loretta Misiaita i le 633-2835
poo le i-meli a Pa’u Roy Ausage i le [email protected]
Matagaluega o Mataupu Tau Tupulaga, Tina, ma Tamaita’i
Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs
“O lea ua mae’a ona tu’uina
atu la tatou talosaga i le afioga i
le fofoga fetalai ma le maota o
sui mo mataupu e pei ona outou
atugalu i ai, ma, talosia ia tafa
so latou finagalo ma vave fai
i ai sa latou fa’aiuga”, o le isi
saunoaga lea a Gaoteote.
Saunoa le Fofoga Fetalai
o le maota o sui ia Savali
Talavou Ale i luma o le maota
i le vaiaso na te’a nei e fa’apea,
o le taua o le fono fa’apitoa ua
valaauina e le alii kovana, o le a
mafai ai loa ona fai se fa’aiuga
a le maota i mataupu tuua a le
fono lea ua aofia ai mataupu o
le fono faapitoa.
Na toe fa’amanatu e le
fofoga fetalai i afioga i faipule
se talosaga ua mae’a ona
tu’uina atu “e le maota o Tama
o le atunu’u”, e fa’atatau i ni
mataupu o lo o taoto i komiti a
le latou maota ina ia vave faia i
ai sa latou fa’aiuga.
E fa’alua ona tuuina atu se
talosaga mai le maota maualuga i le maota o sui, e talos-
againa ai le fa’anatinati ona
faia o se latou fa’aiuga i ni
isi o pili taua o lo o taoto i
komiti a le maota o sui, ona ua
leai ni aso o le tauaofiaga na
mae’a atu nei o totogi, peita’i
e tapunia lava le tauaofiaga
i le aso Faraile na te’a nei
e le i faia lava se fa’aiuga a
afioga i faipule i pili e pei ona
fa’aoloolo maau atu ai afioga
i senatoa, aemaise lava i pili
e sii ai totogi o le kovana ma
le lutena kovana, ma le pili e
fa’aopoopo ai le ta’i $10,000 i
alauni a senatoa ma faipule.
Na taua e le taitaifono o le
komiti o le Paketi a le maota o
sui ia Timusa Tini Lam Yuen i
le Samoa News i le vaiaso nei e
fa’apea, o le avanoa lelei lenei
e talanoaina ai loa e le komiti
pili e lua e pei ona taua, ma fai
loa i ai sa latou fa’aiuga i le
talia po o le teena fo’i.
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia
[email protected]
Pasia e le Fono Faitulafono le pili o le pone
tusia Ausage Fausia
O le vaiaso na te’a nei na pasia ai e le Fono Faitulafono le
tulafono na fa’aulufale e le faigamalo a le ali’i kovana ia Lolo
Matalasi Moliga, e talosagaina le fa’amatu’u mai o pone a le
Pulega o le Atina’e o le Tamaoaiga o Amerika Samoa, ina ua
pasia e afioga i senatoa i le palota e 13-0 le pili a le maota o
sui.
O lea fa’aiuga a le maota maualuga e pasia lenei tulafono, na
faia lea ina ua mae’a le iloiloga lona lua sa valaauina e le Komiti
o le Sailiga o le Tamaoaiga o le malo a le Senate, lea na toe fesiligia ai le Komiti Fa’afoe o le Atina’e o le Tamaoaiga o Amerika
Samoa (ASEDA), mo le toe fa’amaninoina o ni isi o vaega o le
tulafono sa le malamalama i ai afioga i senatoa.
O se finagalo e toe fa’avae le komiti fa’afoe o le atina’e, o
se faaiuga na faia e le faigamalo ua tula’i mai nei i le 2013, ina
ua vaaia le tele o manaoga tau tupe ua tula’i mai i totonu o le
atunu’u, mo le fia fa’atinoina o ni isi o atina’e.
O se tasi o moemitiga ua i ai i le alii kovana ma le komiti
faafoe o le atina’e, o se avanoa lelei lenei e toe faatulaga lelei
ai ma totogi aitalafu a le malo o lo o i ai nei, e pei o le aitalafu
i le tupe a le Litaea a tagata faigaluega a le malo, atoa ai ma le
aitalafu i le matagaluega o le Initeria a le malo tele.
O isi aitalafu a le malo o lo o i ai ua faamoemoe e tatau ona
totogi i tupe o le pone pe a maua mai, o faaiuga a le fa’amasinoga
fa’asaga i le malo, e aofia ai ma le mataupu i le mu o le Laufou.
O tupe o le pone e pei ona fa’amalamalama e se sui o le
komiti o atina’e i luma o le senate ia Iulogologo J. Pereira, o le
tu’uina atu lea e le komiti o vaega tupe e inivesi i totonu o maketi
o fefa’atauaiga, lea o lo o inivesi ai tupe a le to’atele o tagata
milionea i le lalolagi, ina ia mafai ai ona maua mai tupe tului e
fesoasoani i le atina’e o le malo.
A o le i pasia e le fono lenei tulafono i le vaiaso na te’a nei,
sa talosagaina e le peresetene o le Senate ia Gaoteote Palaie
Tofau sui o le komiti fa’afoe, ina ia toe vaavaai i galuega lea ua
fa’amoemoe e ave i ai la latou fa’amuamua i tupe e maua mai i
le pone, ina ia faamuamua le fausia o se maota fono fou.
Saunoa Gaoteote e fa’apea, e le taitai fa’atusatusaina le maota
fono a Amerika Samoa ma maota fono a Palemene a ni isi o
atumotu o le pasefika e aofia ai ma Samoa, i le manaia ma le
matagofie.
E o o lava fo’i i le tafatolu o le faigamalo a Amerika Samoa,
e sili atu ona matagofie le maota o le malo i Utulei, le EOB
aemaise ai o le Fale Fa’amasino ua i ai nei, nai lo le fale o lo o
fa’aaogaina e le fono.
O lenei tulafono o le a taualoa vave i le taimi lava e pasia ai e
le Fono Faitulafono ma sainia e le ali’i kovana.
Fesootai mai i le tusitala ia [email protected]
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Tusia: Akenese Ilalio Zec
Vaega: 87
Fa’atalofa atu i le mamalu
o le atunu’u i lenei taeao fou, i
lou alafa’i mai i le manuia, e ao
ai ona o tatou fa’apea ifo, “Le
Atua e, e moni ma fa’amaoni
au afioga, aua o le sulu lea i o
matou vae ma le malamalama
i o matou ala, alofa ma foa’i
mai le fa’atuatua i o matou
loto, ina o matou maua ai
Lau fa’amalologa mo i matou
i itu uma lava, a’o le vi’iga
ma le fa’ane’etaga e fo’i atu
lava i Lau Afio le fa’avavau,
fa’avavau lava, Amene.”
Ae alo maia, o le a toe
fa’aauau atu la tatou tala mo
lenei aso, ae ia manuia faiva
ma tiute o le a feagai ai i lenei
aso. Na muta mai la tatou tala
ina ua taunu’u le malaga a le
Fa’afeagaiga i a Sila ma ua
fa’atasi nei ma lona Faletua i a
Su’e, ae maise o si a la fanau.
Na liliu ane nei Sila ma
tilotilo ane i lona to’alua i lea
taimi, ma fa’apea ane, “Nofo
mai i lalo, malie fo’i oe, e
sa’o lava a oe, sa i ai le mea
na tupu, ae e le o se mea fo’i
lea e fa’apea na matou misa pe
a, ae ina ua matou fa’amavae
ma si o’u uso o Paulo ma si o
ma tuafafine, ua ‘ese lava o’u
fa’alogona, e foliga mai e i ai
se mea o le a tupu.”
Na saofa’i fa’atopetope ifo
nei i lalo le Faletua i a Su’e, ma
aunagi ane loa i lona to’alua
ina ia fa’amatala uma ia mea
na tutupu. Na amata nei le
fa’amatalaga a le Fa’afeagaiga
i lea taimi, amata mai lava i le
latou feiloa’iga ma lona uso o
Paulo ma Eseta, i le Maketi i
Fagatogo, alu ai lava lea, ina
ua o latou taunu’u i le fale o
Salamasina ma Larry.
O le latou fiafia na fai i
lea afiafi ma si o la tuafafine,
fa’atasi ai ma le tau pa o le
va’a o le lo’omatua o Eseta
i a Paulo, i le le teuteua o
lana moe. Soso’o ane ai ma
le faiga o le latou mea’ai, sa
lelei lava mea uma. Ua o’o nei
le fa’amatalaga a le Faifeau
i latou talanoaga lea na fai e
uiga i le fanua o Alava’a, lea
ua fa’aulu ai le tagi a le aiga, o
o latou ‘ele’ele.
Ae ina ua o’o le
fa’amatalaga a Sila i le taimi
na o latou fa’amavae ai o
le a o ‘ese mai ma le fale o
Sala, na fa’ate’ia le Faletua
i le va’ai atu ua maligi ifo
loimata o Sila i lea taimi. Na
a’apa atu nei Su’e ma milimili lona lima, “Sila, se ‘aua
e te fa’apena, ai fo’i ona ua
pau o le valevale alofa o si ou
uso i a te oe, o le na lava e te
iloa, o Paulo, e agamalu, toe
loto maualalo, e pei o tama o
lo’o i Amerika, ae soia ia e te
fa’apena, tatalo i le Atua ia
manuia mea uma.”
Ua tau to’a mai le Faifeau
i lea taimi, ae na toe tatao ane
lava lona Faletua, “Sila, ia o le
a la le mea na tupu, o ai le aiga
ua fai le latou tagi, fa’amatala
mai i te a’u, ou te fia iloa mea
uma, ona fai atu ai lea o sa’u
fautuaga.”
Na fa’amatala uma nei
e Sila i a Su’e mea uma, ae
maise ai o le ‘uti’uti o le taimi,
ma e tatau lava ona toe faia
sa latou talanoaga i se taimi
vave, ae e le i o’o i le aso o
le fa’amasinoga. Ua e tautala
le Faletua, ae manatua fo’i, o
lea e nofo ma Salamasina, le
la tama teine e to’atasi ia le
lisi o mea na tutupu, a’o alu le
malaga a lona tama.
O lea la e tau su’e e Sala se
taimi e la te talanoa ai ma lona
tama e uiga i le alu ane o le
lo’omtua o Litia i lo latou fale.
Fai mai, na ona maua lava o le
avanoa o Sala, nofo ifo loa i
lalo ma fa’amatala uma i lona
tama mea na tutupu fa’apea
ma tala a lona tina sa fai e uiga
i le tuafafine o lona tama o
Salamasina.
“Tama, e ‘ese lava uiga o
tina latou, ua ou fiu fo’i e taumafai, e le mafai lava, e ‘ese
lava ona uiga, e fia fa’alialia,
ma le fia maualuga, ua ou iloa
lelei lava Papa, e fa’alogo fo’i
lava o’u taliga o fai ai tala a
fafine o le aulotu. E le iloa
lava lava e Tina, tausi lona
mamalu, o le tina o le nu’u ma
le ekalesia.”
Ua le gagana le Faifeau, ae
ua na o le moei’ini o ona mata
ma lulu lona ulu.
E faia pea…
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a rally for Gov.
Dannel P. Malloy, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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NEWS IN BRIEF
Maine couple captures the
wife-carrying championship
NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Four times they’ve
been bridesmaids but now two people from
Maine are champions of the North American
Wife Carrying Championship.
Jesse Wall carried Christina Arsenault over
a 278-yard course Saturday that was bedeviled
by log hurdles, sand traps and a “widow maker”
water hazard at Sunday River ski resort to claim
the crown in a time of 1 minute, 4.1 seconds.
About 50 couples competed with the winners
taking home Arsenault’s weight in beer and five
times her weight in cash: $482.50.
Unmarried couples like Wall and Arsenault
can compete. The two have finished second
twice and third twice. Arsenault says they’re
able to do so well because she’s “wicked small”
and he’s “wicked strong.”
Wall and Arsenault are now qualified for the
world championship next summer in Finland.
Michigan toddler dies
from enterovirus D68
DETROIT (AP) — A 21-month-old girl is the
first person in Michigan to die from the virus that
has caused severe respiratory illness across the
country, state health officials said Saturday.
Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from
enterovirus D68, according to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Its chief medical
officer, Dr. Rudolph Valentini, said in a statement that the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention confirmed the illness after the Clinton
Township girl’s arrival, but did not specify
which day she arrived.
“It is never easy to lose a child, and our entire
health care team at the Children’s Hospital of
Michigan is deeply saddened by this family’s
loss and mourns with them during this very difficult time,” Valentini said.
A New Jersey state medical examiner said last
week that a 4-year-old boy died of the virus, and
the CDC says five people infected with the virus
have died, but it’s not clear what role the virus
played. The CDC said in a release this week that
the virus has sickened 691 people in 46 states
and Washington, D.C.
Enterovirus D68 can cause flu-like symptoms and respiratory problems. The virus can be
spread through coughing, sneezing and contact
with contaminated surfaces. There is no vaccine
or specific treatment.
Brazil prison guards taken
hostage in uprising
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 12 guards
and dozens of inmates were held hostage amid
a prisoner uprising in southern Brazil, during
which some of the incarcerated were tossed from
the roof of the correctional facility.
Despite that, no deaths were yet reported as
of late Monday, authorities said, as negotiators
worked to end the standoff with inmates who
complained of poor treatment and bad food.
At least eight people were reported injured,
including six who were thrown from the roof of
a building in Guarapuava prison.
It’s the latest uprising at a prison in Brazil,
where severely overcrowded conditions and
poor security lead to several such rebellions each
year. In late August, rebelling inmates beheaded
two prisoners during an uprising in the same state
where Monday’s action occurred. The uprising
at the prison housing nearly 250 inmates began
when an estimated 40 inmates on a work detail
over-powered guards. Live television images
showed hooded prisoners armed with knives and
clubs on the roof of a prison building, making
threatening gestures toward disrobed guards,
whose hands were tied behind their backs.
Hong Kong police remove
more protest zone barriers
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police
removed some barricades on Tuesday from the
edge of pro-democracy protest zones that have
choked off roads for weeks, the second straight
day they have taken such action and signaling their
growing impatience with the student-led demonstrators. Dozens of police used electric saws and
bolt cutters to dismantle the bamboo barriers that
pro-democracy protesters had erected overnight
after an angry mob led by a few dozen masked
men tried to storm the barricades the day before.
Police also cleared out protesters’ tents and
took down other makeshift barricades of plywood, trash cans and items collected by demonstrators to block a busy road on the periphery
of the main protest zone in the former British
colony. Police negotiated with one last protester
— who said he had an injured leg — to leave his
tent. The bamboo and tents were scooped up into
the back of a dump truck while the barricades
and other safety barriers were piled into trucks
and vans.
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Hagel — Climate
change will challenge US military
AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Rising sea levels and other effects
of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat
that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability
around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday.
Addressing a conference of military leaders as the Pentagon
released a new report on the issue, Hagel said, “Our militaries’
readiness could be tested, and our capabilities could be stressed.”
U.S. military officials have long warned that changes in climate patterns, resulting in increased severe weather events and
coastal flooding, will have a broad and costly impact on the
Defense Department’s ability to protect the nation and respond
to natural and humanitarian disasters in the United States and
around the globe.
The new report — described as a Pentagon roadmap — identifies four things that it says will affect the U.S. military: rising
global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, more
extreme weather and rising sea levels. It calls on the department and the military services to identify more specific concerns,
including possible effects on the more than 7,000 bases and facilities, and to start putting plans in place to deal with them.
“Climate change is a ‘threat multiplier’ because it has the
potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we already confront today — from infectious disease to armed insurgencies
— and to produce new challenges in the future,” Hagel said. He
spoke during the opening session of the conference, which was
attended by defense ministers and military chiefs of more than 30
countries from the Americas, Spain and Portugal.
Changing climate trends could spur more natural disasters,
demanding more military support, he said. “Our coastal installations
could be vulnerable to rising shorelines and flooding, and extreme
weather could impair our training ranges, supply chains and critical
equipment.” More broadly, the report warns that as temperatures
rise and severe weather increases, food, water and electricity shortages could create instability in many countries, spreading disease,
causing mass migration and opening the door for extremists to take
advantage of fractures in already-unstable countries.
The report comes amid an ongoing debate within the administration and Congress over the actual extent and existence of
global warming and climate change. But Hagel, who is on a sixday, three-country trip to South America, seemed to have little
question about the impending changes.
“The loss of glaciers will strain water supplies in several areas
of our hemisphere. Destruction and devastation from hurricanes
can sow the seeds for instability. Droughts and crop failures can
leave millions of people without any lifeline, and trigger waves of
mass migration,” he told the ministers at this mountain resort in
the Andes near the southern tip of Peru.
“We have already seen these events unfold in other regions of
the world, and there are worrying signs that climate change will
create serious risks to stability in our own hemisphere,” he said.
For the U.S., rising sea levels could eventually put vast
stretches of Navy docks and other military installations under
water, in places like Norfolk, Virginia, Honolulu and other coastal
locations worldwide. The Pentagon has been working for years
to reduce the military’s heavy footprint on the earth by using
alternative fuels and conducting maintenance aimed at managing
water use and encroachment on natural resources.
But, according to a federal greenhouse gas inventory, the
department was responsible for 71 percent of the federal government’s carbon footprint in 2010, producing 95.4 million tons of
carbon dioxide. That put the military’s footprint at about the same
size as that of the entire country of Chile.
The greenhouse gas report said that more than 60 percent of
the Pentagon’s carbon footprint cannot be reduced easily.
In its new report, the Pentagon said it has to better define how
climate change could affect military operations, training, testing
and readiness. The issue is a deep concern to many South and Central American nations that have long stretches of coastline. Gen.
John Kelly, the top U.S. military commander in South America,
was with Hagel at the conference. Caribbean island countries in
particular worry about rising sea levels and more violent hurricanes, he said, adding that “the fact that they’re all here talking
about how important this is will make a difference.”
One key national security issue is the Arctic, where melting
ice caps are opening up sea lanes, spurring competition for the
lucrative oil and gas deposits and increasing the use of the icy
waters for military exercises and transit. “We see an Arctic that
is melting, meaning that most likely a new sea lane will emerge,”
Hagel said during his stop in Chile. “We know that there are significant minerals and natural deposits of oil and natural gas there.
That means that nations will compete for those natural resources.”
Health officials
urge hospitals
to ‘think Ebola’
DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday urged
the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of
procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed
that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a
Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.
The World Health Organization called the outbreak “the
most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times.”
Nurse Nina Pham was among about 70 staff members at
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who were involved in
Thomas Eric Duncan’s care after he was hospitalized, according
to the records. They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat
and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped
saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.
The 26-year-old was in his room often from the day he was
placed in intensive care until the day before he died last week.
Pham and other health care workers wore protective gear,
including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields — and
sometimes full-body suits — when caring for Duncan, but
Pham became the first person to contract the disease within
the United States.
Her family told Dallas television station WFAA on Monday
that she was the health care worker with Ebola. A rector at
her family’s church, Hung Le, told The Associated Press that
Pham’s mother told him Pham has the virus.
The Texas Christian University nursing school graduate was
monitoring her own temperature and went to the hospital Friday
night when she discovered she had a low fever. She was in isolation and in stable condition, health officials said.
By Monday evening, she had received a transfusion of
plasma from Kent Brantly, a Texas physician who survived the
virus, according to her pastor and the nonprofit medical mission
group Samaritan’s Purse.
Since she tested positive for the disease, public-health authorities have intensified their monitoring of other Dallas hospital
workers who cared for Duncan.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom
Frieden said he would not be surprised if another hospital
worker who cared for Duncan becomes ill because Ebola
patients become more contagious as the disease progresses.
Pham’s name appears frequently throughout the hundreds of
pages of records provided to The Associated Press by Duncan’s
family. They show she was in his room Oct. 7, the day before
he died.
Her notes describe nurses going in and out of Duncan’s
room wearing protective gear to treat him and to mop the floor
with bleach.
She also notes how she and other nurses were ensuring
Duncan’s “privacy and comfort,” and providing “emotional
support.”
Frieden has said a breach of protocol led to the nurse’s infection, but officials are not sure what went wrong. Pham has not
been able to point to any specific breach.
The CDC is now monitoring all hospital workers who treated
Duncan and planned to “double down” on training and outreach
on how to safely treat Ebola patients, Frieden said.
When asked how many health care workers are being
checked, Frieden said officials “don’t have a number.”
Health officials have relied on a “self-monitoring” system
when it comes to U.S. health care workers who care for isolated Ebola patients. They expect workers to report any potential exposures to the virus and watch themselves for symptoms.
Besides the workers, health officials continue to track 48
people who were in contact with Duncan before he was admitted
to the hospital and placed in isolation. They are monitoring one
person the nurse was in contact with while she was in an infectious state.
None has exhibited symptoms, Frieden said.
The case involving Pham raised questions about assurances
by American health officials that the disease will be contained
and that any U.S. hospital should be able to treat it.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s “Good Morning
America” that federal health authorities should consider
requiring that Ebola patients be sent only to highly specialized
“containment” hospitals.
Duncan, who arrived in the U.S. from Liberia Sept. 20, first
sought medical care for fever and abdominal pain Sept. 25. He
told a nurse he had traveled from Africa, but he was sent home.
He returned Sept. 28 and was placed in isolation because of suspected Ebola.
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On Saturday, October 11, the Business and Professional Women of Pago Pago set up tables at
Laufou Shopping Center and Cost U Less to take full advantage of the busy White Sunday traffic.
Armed with vibrant pink ribbons, they managed to pin over 200 shoppers at Laufou alone, to remind
women to seek healthy lives and avoid breast cancer, while DOH staff worked side by side with BPW
to sign women up for free mammograms. Here, Siolo Elisara of Vailoa, smiles for the camera with
her little son, Titus, who also wore a pink ribbon pin — but didn’t want his picture taken! [photo: tlh]
TALOFA
PEOPLE OF AMERICAN SAMOA
You all know who your former governor really is,
BUT you all know who Mr. Eni Faleomavaega Hunkin - who did
a good job for the people of Am. Samoa and the Government, in
his prime.
We have only one beautiful special life on this beautiful earth.
Money, Power, Egos doesn’t bring another beautiful life on earth.
Take care of what life we have left. Give the new generation their
time to serve and represent the people of Am. Samoa and
Government. You have done well for yourself and for American
Samoa Government and its people. Mr. Eni Faleomavaega Eni
Hunkin, we both served our country in Vietnam. We both
understand the side effects of Agent Orange in the past. Saunoa
Liva served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade 1968. As a Vietnam
Veteran Brother, Saunoa care about you and your health. No
Money, Power or Ego can replace that life. Nobody can take away
all the good things you have done for yourself, for the
government and for your country. Let the young generation
continue the good job that you have already done. You have
paved the road for them to follow. Money, Power, Ego does not
bring back our lives. Most time, it damages it. We all have one
beautiful life to live.
People of American Samoa, Change is a very good and
positive thing, it helps balance life. When you sit in the same
chair for many, many full moon, you will start to feel like you’re
God, but you are not. Greed is a very poor and bad life, it will
come backk and eat you from inside out. People of American
Samoa, Vote from your own happy mind, heart and soul. Believe.
Not from your Culture, Matais, Churches, Villages. One mind,
One Voice, One Vote, That’s You. Nobody Else. Respect
Yourself.
SAUNOA LIVA
Manu’a
“The Polynesian Source”
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John Hawkley poses on stage with his pumpkin at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct.
(AP Photo/Alex Washburn)
13, 2014. Hawkley won with a 2,058 lb. pumpkin and set a new North American record. ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058pound gourd sets record
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) —
A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took
first prize and set a new tournament
record Monday at an annual pumpkinweighing contest in Northern California.
John Hawkley, 56, won this year’s
Safeway World Championship Pumpkin
Weigh-off in Half Moon Bay south of
San Francisco.
Hawkley “squashed” his competition, beating the runner-up by more than
300 pounds, Tim Beeman, a spokesman
for the weigh-off said.
Hawkley — a production manager
for a local newspaper — credited his
success at least in part to warm weather.
He ended up with a total of six
pumpkins on a 4,500-square-foot patch
of land in his front yard in California’s
Napa Valley, which is famous for its
wine grapes.
One of the other pumpkins also
weighed more than 2,000 pounds.
“My wife said this is as much
pumpkin patch area as I’m going to
get,” he said.
Hawkley said he will use the morethan $13,000 in prize money to make
repairs on his home, which was damaged during a strong earthquake in the
Napa area in August.
All 30 pumpkins weighed at this
year’s tournament were from California,
according to Beeman. The contest normally gets growers from Oregon and
Washington as well.
Last year’s winner was also from
the Napa Valley and came in at 1,985
pounds.
Hawkley’s gourd will be on display
this weekend at the Half Moon Bay
Pumpkin Festival.
Continued from page 20
After-dark clown sightings trouble Calif. city
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) —
People dressed as clowns are causing a
stir in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
The latest after-dark sighting came
Saturday, when police in Bakersfield
responded around 8 p.m. to a report
of a clown holding a firearm. Officers
searched but didn’t find anyone.
The Bakersfield Californian reports
that the latest sighting came after a week
during which police received numerous
calls about scary or mischievous clowns.
According to the newspaper, police
said they have arrested one minor who
acknowledged dressing up and chasing
younger juveniles.
Pilots die as 2 planes collide over Nevada desert
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two aircraft
collided over the Nevada desert Sunday,
sending them crashing near a dry lake
bed and killing both pilots, authorities
said. The single-engine Cessna 170 and
an experimental aircraft crashed in midair
about 8 a.m. PDT, Federal Aviation
Administration spokesman Ian Gregor
said. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported
that the pilots were the planes’ only occupants and no one on the ground was hurt.
Gregor said that the circumstances
of the collision were not immediately
known, and the FAA and the National
Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The crash occurred near Yerington
in western Nevada, about 60 miles southeast of Reno, during an informal weekend
fly-in at the dry lake bed, the Lyon County
Sheriff’s office told the paper. The office
said participants on the ground heard a
sound a distance away and saw falling
debris and smoke, sending them running
or driving to the crash site.
Magnitude 7.4 offshore
quake hits Cent. America
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(AP) — A magnitude 7.4 underwater
earthquake off the Pacific coast of El
Salvador shook several Central American countries late Monday.
There were no immediate reports of
damage or injuries and no tsunami warnings. But power outages were reported
in El Salvador, and Nicaragua put out an
internal alert, announcing that schools
would be closed on Tuesday.
The quake, whose epicenter was in
the Pacific Ocean about 169 kilometers
(105 miles) southeast of San Salvado,
occurred at 9:51 p.m. local time (10:51
EDT; 0251 GMT), according to the U.S.
Geological Survey. It had a depth of
70.5 kilometers (43.8 miles).
Along with a smaller offshore quake,
it shook the southern coast and interior
of the region from Guatemala to Costa
Rica, according local reports.
The Red Cross in El Salvador and
Costa Rica, the two countries closest to
the epicenter, had no reports of victims.
Dog of Dallas nurse with
Ebola to be cared for
DALLAS (AP) — Officials say a
year-old King Charles Spaniel has been
taken from the Dallas apartment of an
Ebola-infected nurse and will be cared
for at an undisclosed location.
Nurse Nina Pham’s apartment is
being thoroughly cleaned after tests over
the weekend confirmed she is infected.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
said Monday evening that the dog would
be cared for in “undisclosed location in a
humane, caring way.” City spokeswoman
Sana Syed says the dog named Bentley
will be comfortable and have toys to play
with while he is monitored away from
people. There was an uproar in Spain
after Madrid authorities euthanized a dog
belonging to a nursing assistant sickened
by the virus. Authorities were concerned
the dog might be harboring the virus.
Calif. barber suspected of
slicing customer’s neck
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP)
— Authorities say a San Diego County
barber has been arrested on suspicion of
attempted murder after slicing the neck
of a man he was shaving with a straight
razor. Sheriff’s Sgt. Leonel Gurrola says
22-year-old Daniel Flores was working
at Vic’s Barbershop Monday in Imperial
Beach when he slashed several times
at the throat of 33-year-old Timothy
Paul Vaughn then walked out, leaving
Vaughn badly bleeding.
Gurrola says Flores was arrested
without a struggle near his aunt’s house
in San Diego later Monday and jailed.
It’s not clear whether he’s hired an
attorney. Vaughn was hospitalized and is
expected to survive. Witnesses say there
was no argument before Vaughn was
cut. Sheriff’s officials did not say what
prior relationship the men may have had
or elaborate on a possible motive.
Pasadena Man arrested
after 2 stabbed to death
PASADENA (AP) — A husband and
wife were fatally stabbed Monday by a
man whom officers arrested nearby with
blood on his clothes, Pasadena police
said. Officers responded to a 911 call at
6:18 a.m. Monday from the male victim,
who said he and his wife were badly
injured. Paramedics took both to the
hospital, where they later died. The suspect was found walking nearby wearing
bloody clothes, Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.
Police said he may be a family member
who had been staying with the couple.
While police did not release the names
of the victims or suspect, Chefs Center, a
commercial kitchen rental space in Pasadena, said in a statement that one victim
was its director of operations, Larry
Bressler. He was an “esteemed and wellregarded member of our team at the
community at large. He will be greatly
missed,” the statement said.
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➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Continued from page 22
Police report Thief posed as
Connecticut wedding guest
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police are looking for a man they
say posed as a guest at a Connecticut wedding reception and stole
gifts from the bride and groom.
They say the man fled the Longshore Inn in Westport on Saturday night with a birdcage filled with wedding cards, many
apparently containing cash for the couple.
Police used dogs to try to track the man. They recovered the
empty birdcage. The wedding crasher was seen on video surveillance cameras. Police have released screen grabs in the hope
somebody might recognize him.
Puerto Rico woman, 85,
hospitalized in abuse case
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police arrested
a man Saturday on charges of mistreating an 85-year-old woman
for more than a year after officers said they found her in her home
in deplorable conditions with 15 dogs.
Authorities also accused 46-year-old Gioverti Jesus Garcia
Cabello of illegally obtaining Social Security checks and public
housing vouchers that belonged to Adela Mendoza Colon.
Police officer Angel Rodriguez told The Associated Press that
Garcia befriended the woman because she frequented a restaurant
where he worked. He alleged Garcia took over her affairs, seized
her car and house keys and locked her in her home for days at a
time. Rodriguez said the woman was hospitalized for malnutrition and the investigation continues.
It wasn’t clear if Garcia had a lawyer. He was being held on
$166,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 21.
Cloud seeding new role
for ex-Flying Tiger base
BEIJING (AP) — An airfield in southern China from which the
famed Flying Tigers took off to fight Japanese warplanes is being
converted to battle a new enemy: drought. Aircraft equipped for
cloud seeding operations began using World War II-era Zhijiang
Airport in Hunan province last month as part of a trial operation,
China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday.
Known as China’s rice basket, Hunan suffered its worst
drought in decades last year, causing nearly $2 billion in losses
to farmers. China has experimented heavily with cloud seeding to
combat declining rainfall across large parts of the country, using
both planes and ground artillery.
Built in 1936 and also known as Chih Chiang, the airfield once
hosted volunteer American pilots recruited to aid China’s war
efforts against the invading Japanese army from 1941 to 1942.
The Flying Tigers were later incorporated into the U.S. military,
but retained their planes’ distinctive shark-mouth nose art.
Finnish authorities ban
whisky from expo name
HELSINKI (AP) — It’s a whisky trade fair. But it can’t say
it is. Authorities in Finland have ordered the “Beer and Whisky
Expo Finland 2014” to change its name, arguing it violates Finland’s law against advertising liquor.
Organizers say next week’s event will now be called simply
a beer expo, since advertising mild alcoholic beverages such as
beer and wine, is allowed.
Chief organizer Mikki Nyman said Monday the decision
“smacks of typical patronizing attitudes” of bureaucrats.
Finland, known for its heavy drinkers, has a state-controlled
alcohol monopoly. Jarmo Oresmaa, inspector at the regional state
administrative agency which gave permission for the event, said
Monday the original name of the expo advertised the drinking of
whisky, which is illegal.
Truck containing 36,000
pounds of Crisco stolen
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A truck containing 18 tons
of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center
was stolen in a Florida city. St. Petersburg Police say that a tractortrailer containing the 36,000 pounds of vegetable shortening was
snatched Sunday morning.
The truck was destined for a Publix distribution center in Lakeland. Authorities said the stolen tractor was a 2005 red Volvo,
with a Florida tag and had the business name of “NS Express LLC
on both sides of the cab. The trailer was a white Hyundai.
Crisco can be used for frying or making delicious baked goods.
Swedish model badly hurt
in New York bike accident
NEW YORK (AP) — A Swedish model who was bicycling
in New York City has been struck by a bus and hospitalized in
critical condition.
Friend Timothy Phillips says 29-year-old Anna Maria Mostrom
was struck last Wednesday while riding to her home on Roosevelt
Island, in the East River between Manhattan and Queens.
Police say the bus driver remained at the scene and has not
been charged.
The Daily News says Mostrom was a contestant on the Scandinavian version of “Top Model” in 2005. Mostrom moved to New
York about two years ago. She had been working to transition
from modeling to other creative endeavors.
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In a Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 photo, Fred Lally of West Fork, Arkansas holds up a two headed
turtle at Lally’s Oddity Show in the Midway at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Since 2002, Lally
and his wife, Kathy, have brought their animal road show to the State Fair.
(AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Vernon Bryant)
GHC Reid & Company Ltd.
Tafuna Industrial Park
P.O. Box 1269, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Tel # 684 699-1854; Fax # 684 699-2869
Email: [email protected]
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER
Marketing and Sales Manager Job Purpose: Accomplishes business development activities by researching and developing
marketing opportunities and plans; implementing sales plans; managing staff.
Marketing and Sales Manager Job Duties:
Accomplishes marketing and sales human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning,
scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring,
appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and
procedures.
Achieves marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations
to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and
customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements;
implementing change.
Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling
expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Determines annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas; projecting expected sales
volume and profit for existing and new products; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; recommending
selling prices; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.
Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising,
merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans.
Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor’s share, and
competitor’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.
Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities;
improving product packaging; coordinating new product development.
Sustains rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities.
Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining
personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Accomplishes marketing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Skills: Financial Planning and Strategy, Marketing Concepts, Positioning, People Management, Territory Management, Sales
Planning, Competitive Analysis, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Client Relationships, Creative Services
Qualifications: A university degree in marketing or business studies is preferred; or a minimum of seven years of related
experience or training in sales and marketing; or the equivalent combination of formal education and experience. Problemsolving and analytical skills to interpret sales and performance and market trend information. Proven ability to motivate and
lead the sales team. Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies. Excellent oral and written communication skills,
plus a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. A valid local driver’s license is mandatory.
Salary Package:
Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: October 13, 2014
Applicants may pick up applications and/or drop off their resumes at the GHC Reid office in Tafuna, or email [email protected]
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CCCAS Vailoatai Youth and Sunday School after White Sunday service, Oct. 12, 2014
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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Pago Pago American Samoa 96799
Proclamation
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ENERGY AWARENESS MONTH
OCTOBER 2014
WHEREAS , during the Month of October throughout the country and especially in
American Samoa, efforts to achieve the common goal of promoting energy efficiency,
conservation and renewable energy will be spotlighted and showcased for the public; and
WHEREAS , American Samoa’s renewable energy programs have achieved energy savings,
especially by the 13 Government departments through photo voltaic systems; and
WHEREAS , American Samoa Government’s Hospital (LBJ) enjoys its solar hot water
system as part of our renewable energy programs; and
WHEREAS , the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency has become the first
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building in the territory; and
WHEREAS , American Samoa’s renewable energy program has provided 24 roof mounted
photo voltaic systems to various government departments and private organizations; and
WHEREAS , American Samoa’s renewable energy program has provided lighting,
insulations and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) retrofits for 18
government buildings; and
WHEREAS , the American Samoa Government Territorial Energy Office aggressively
promotes its Energy Efficiency, Conservation and in accordance the re-establishment of the
American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee (ASREC).
NOW, THEREFORE, I , LOLO M. MOLlGA , Governor of American Samoa do hereby
proclaim the Month of October as Energy Awareness Month in the Territory. I invite all
residents including non-profit organizations, government departments/agencies and the
private sector to join in this observance by taking steps to ensure that our energy resources
are used more efficiently and wisely.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed by Signature and Seal of my Office on
this 30th day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen.
LOLO M. MOLIGA
Kovana Sili o Amerika Samoa
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Firefighters try to extinguish the flames after the state capital building was set on fire by protesting college students in Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday Oct. 13,
2014. Hundreds of protesting teachers and students demanding answers about the 43 students who went missing on Sept. 26 during a confrontation with police,
clashed with police at the local congress and outside the state government palace Monday.
(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Officials are attempting to determine if any of the missing students are in newly discovered mass graves. ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Parrot missing for years
returns speaking Spanish
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A pet
parrot that spoke with a British accent
when it disappeared from its home
four years ago has been reunited with
its owner — and the bird now speaks
Spanish. The reunion was brought about
by a Southern California veterinarian
who mistook Nigel, an African gray
parrot, for her own missing bird, the
Daily Breeze reported Sunday.
Teresa Micco tracked Nigel’s microchip to Darren Chick, a Brit who lives in
Torrance. “I introduced myself and said,
‘Have you lost a bird?’” Micco told the
newspaper. “He initially said, ‘No.’ But
he thought I meant recently.”
When she verified Chick’s name and
said she had his African grey parrot, “He
looked at me like I was crazy.”
He said his bird went missing four
years earlier. Little is known about
Nigel’s whereabouts the past four years,
but Chick says the bird’s British accent
is gone, and it now chatters in Spanish.
Chick says last week’s reunion
brought tears of joy to his eyes —
despite the fact that Nigel bit him when
he first tried to pick him up.
Micco said the behavior was not
unusual and that Nigel would settle back
in soon enough.
It’s the fifth parrot reunion facilitated
by Micco, who has been running ads for
her own missing bird for nine months.
That parrot, Benjamin, flew the coop in
February when it darted out a door that
was left open.
Julissa Sperling found Nigel outside
her home and brought him to Micco after
seeing one of her ads. But first, she took
Nigel to her dog-grooming business.
“He was the happiest bird. He was
singing and talking without control,”
Sperling said. “He was barking like
the dogs. I’m from Panama and he was
saying, ‘What happened?’ in Spanish.”
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Protesters burn state
building in so. Mexico
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of students and teachers smashed
windows and set fires inside a state
capital building in southern Mexico on
Monday, as fury erupted over the disappearance of 43 young people believed
abducted by local police linked to a drug
cartel. The protesters called for the 43
students from a rural teachers’ college in
Guerrero state, missing since Sept. 26,
to be returned alive, even though fears
have grown that 10 newly discovered
mass graves could contain their bodies.
AP photographs showed smoke billowing from the government building in
Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero,
and flames licking from office windows.
Firefighters battled the blaze.
Jose
Villanueva
Manzanarez,
spokesman for Guerrero’s government,
said the protesting members of a teachers’
union initially tried to get into the state
congress in Chilpancingo but were
repelled by anti-riot police.
With the support of hundreds of students from the Ayotzinapa teachers’ college, the teachers blockaded the capital
building, attacking it with battle bars,
rocks and Molotov cocktails, he said.
The violence came more than two
weeks after police in Iguala, also in Guerrero state, opened fire on the teacher’s
college students, killing at least six. Witnesses have said that dozens of students
were taken away by police and have not
been seen since. Twenty-six local police
officers have been detained, and officials
are attempting to determine if any of the
students are in the mass graves nearby.
The confrontation in Iguala shed
light on a widespread problem with
local police in Mexico: In the case of
Iguala, the police who attacked the students were working with the local cartel,
Guerreros Unidos, according to testimony of those arrested.
Washington man killed by
bus at Idaho corn maze
HAUSER, Idaho (AP) — A bus carrying paintball players struck and killed
a Washington state man inside a zombie
attraction at a corn maze in northern
Idaho, authorities said Saturday.
Jeremy T. McSpadden Jr., 18, of
Spokane Valley, Washington, was a
role player in the “Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus” attraction at the Incredible
Corn Maze in Hauser on Friday night,
the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office
said. Dressed as a zombie, he emerged
from his hiding place and ran toward the
modified school bus, but he tripped and
fell in front of the rear passenger-side
tires, witnesses reported.
He was run over and apparently
killed instantly. Because of the uneven
terrain of the corn maze, the bus frequently rocks, and the occupants did not
immediately notice what had happened,
investigators said.
“It was not until the bus had traveled
away from the victim’s location and the
role players began to reset for the next
bus to come along that anyone realized
something was wrong,” the sheriff’s
office said in a news release.
The attraction is new this season,
according to the corn maze’s website. For $15, customers ride the bus,
which has paintball guns mounted
outside the windows, and shoot at the
zombies as the vehicle drives through
the corn maze.
The bus was going forward, and neither speed nor alcohol was a factor, Sgt.
Ward Crawford said. “The focus of the
attraction is the bus creeps forward so
the customers have plenty of opportunity to blast away at the zombies,”
Crawford said. “This looks like it was
just a horrific confluence of events.”
A recording on the corn maze’s information line Saturday morning said, “We
are sad to announce that all of the attractions, including the free drive-in movie,
will be canceled for the remainder of the
weekend.”
Hauser is near the Washington border
east of Spokane.
Authorities: Man freed
from prison kills mom
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Just
two days after a convicted murderer
had been released from prison, he was
arrested and charged in the beating death
of his 64-year-old mother, authorities
said. Gwendolyn Pratt was found dead
around 6:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in
Atlantic City, The Press of Atlantic City
reported. An autopsy determined that
she died from massive blunt injuries to
the head, Atlantic County prosecutor
Jim McClain said in a statement.
Her 45-year-old son, Steven Pratt,
was detained at the scene and charged
with murder. He was being held on $1
million bail, and it was not known if he
has retained an attorney.
A neighbor of the victim told the
newspaper that Pratt’s family threw him
a large welcome-home party after he
was released from prison.
The neighbor, Ruan Tilghman-Pugh,
said Pratt had asked a cousin whether he
could stay with him after having a disagreement with an aunt with whom he
was staying over the weekend.
“He said: ‘Cuz, I need to live with
you. Aunt CeCe, she be on me,’” Tilghman-Pugh told the paper.
Pratt was 15 when he shot and
killed his next-door neighbor, Michael
Anderson, in an Atlantic City apartment building in 1984. He was tried as
an adult and convicted of first-degree
murder in 1986. He received a 30-year
prison sentence and was freed on Friday.
According to court records, Pratt and
Anderson argued after Pratt and some
of his friends refused to leave an apartment hallway where they were noisily
hanging out. Pratt came back to Anderson’s apartment with a lead pipe, but
Anderson took the pipe away from Pratt
and bloodied his face, according to the
newspaper.
Pratt then returned with a borrowed
handgun and shot Anderson in the face
and shoulder. Anderson, who Pratt said
acted like a father to him, died days after
the shooting.
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Continued from page 26
Dog needs 1,000 stitches
after California stabbing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animal rescue group says a dog
that required more than 1,000 stitches after being stabbed and
beaten is recovering in Los Angeles.
Police said Monday that the pit bull mix named Spartacus was
cut with a knife and hit with a shovel in South Los Angeles by a
person most likely acting in self-defense.
The Ghetto Rescue Foundation says veterinarians closed
severe wounds to the animal’s head, neck, ears, mouth and torso
and he’s expected to make a full recovery.
Police say their investigation is showing the attack was not
animal cruelty but self-defense from a dog that was loose and in
attack mode. They say several independent witnesses have corroborated that account, but didn’t give more details or indicate
who the person was who injured the dog.
judge — New Jersey police car
videos deemed public records
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has determined that videos routinely captured by cameras mounted in
police cars during traffic stops and other law enforcement activities in the state are public records. The recent decision handed
down by state Superior Court Judge Vincent Grasso means
authorities cannot withhold the videos, even if they say they pertain to criminal or internal-affairs investigations.
The judge’s decision involved rulings he made in two similar
but separate cases. Both matters involved people who made Open
Public Records Act requests for videos of specific traffic stops.
Authorities in both cases denied the requests, arguing that the
videos were exempt from disclosure under the law because they
were criminal investigatory records.
They also argued they were part of ongoing investigations,
as well as internal-affairs investigations. The judge ruled that if
police agencies require the regular recording of law enforcement
activities, the videos qualify as government records and cannot be
shielded if they later become parts of investigations.
New Hampshire lawmaker
calls congresswoman ‘ugly’
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Republican New Hampshire
state lawmaker has called a Democratic congresswoman “ugly”
and said the GOP opponent in her November re-election race is
one of the most attractive women in politics.
Manchester Rep. Steve Vaillancourt called U.S. Rep. Annie
Kuster (KUHS’-tur) “ugly as sin” in a blog post last week and
compared her to a drag queen.
He wrote that he saw a poll saying attractive candidates are
more likely to win than unattractive ones. He said Kuster’s opponent, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, is “truly attractive.” He didn’t
name the poll.
Kuster is seeking a second term. Her campaign has declined
to comment.
Garcia has denounced Vaillancourt’s remarks as sexist.
She says female candidates should be judged for their ideas,
not their looks.
Vaillancourt has refused to say if he stands behind his
comments.
Family reports actress
Misty Upham missing
SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state say an actress
known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” ‘’Frozen River”
and “Django Unchained” is missing.
The Seattle Times reports that 32-year-old Misty Upham
hasn’t been heard from or seen for the past week.
Officials at the Auburn Police Department say the acclaimed
Native American actress was staying at a family member’s apartment on the Muckleshoot reservation near Auburn. Her father
filed a missing persons report on Monday.
Cmdr. Steve Stocker says Upham is not considered endangered. He acknowledges that her family is concerned about her
and so are the police, but her disappearance is not suspicious.
In a statement given to the media on Friday, Upham’s father,
Charles, wrote that she has a medical condition that has the family
concerned.
Auto-theft suspect walks
onto freeway after crash
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a driver was
arrested after crashing an allegedly stolen truck and leaving a trail
of blood while staggering onto a San Francisco Bay area freeway.
San Jose police responded Sunday night to the reported theft
of a white Chevrolet pickup.
A short time later a vehicle matching that description was
found wrecked and facing the wrong way on an onramp to northbound Interstate 280 near Highway 87. Investigators say the truck
was abandoned with traces of blood inside.
The California Highway Patrol blocked traffic at the Highway
87 connector after witnesses reported the truck’s sole occupant
had walked into lanes. The San Jose Mercury News reports the
driver was caught and arrested after making it to downtown San
Jose. An ambulance was called to tend to the suspect’s injuries.
A condition was not available.
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton holds up a shoe during the UNLV
Foundation annual dinner Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Las Vegas. The shoe was given to her by Las
Vegas Sun CEO, Publisher and Editor Brian Greenspun. A woman threw a shoe at Clinton during
(AP Photo/John Locher)
an appearance in Las Vegas in April. American Samoa Government
OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT
INVITATION FOR BIDS
IFB-001-2015
Issuance Date: October 10, 2014
Closing Date: October 23, 2014
No later than 2:00 p.m. (local time)
1. INVITATION
Sealed bids are invited to “Furnish and Install New Air Conditioner System for
Fagaitua High School” located in the village of Fagaitua, Territory of American Samoa.
2. RECEIPT & OPENING OF BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Chief Procurement Officer, American Samoa
Government, Tafuna, American Samoa 96799, until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Thursday,
October 23, 2014 at which time and place the sealed bids will be publicly opened and
read.
3. PRE-BID CONFERENCE
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at
9:00 a.m. at Office of Procurement. Bids will not be accepted from bidders who are not
present at the pre-bid meeting and site visit.
4. CONTRACTD OCUMENTS
Contract documents, including Plans and Scope of Work shall be examined at the Office
of Procurement during regular business hours free of charge.
5. The American Samoa Government reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any bid.
6. The American Samoa Government reserves the right to waive any informality in bidding
as may be in the interest of the American Samoa Government.
“Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action”
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In this late Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo made with a slow shutter speed, lightning caused by volcanic materials containing electric charges that collide into each
other is seen as Mount Sinabung erupts in Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has sporadically
(AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
erupted since 2010 after being dormant for 400 years.
➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Workers clear debris
after cyclone kills 24
HYDERABAD, India (AP) —
Rescue workers and soldiers cleared
uprooted trees and electrical poles
blocking roads in eastern India after a
tropical cyclone killed at least 24 people
and demolished tens of thousands of mud
huts. In Japan, a tropical storm killed at
least one person and injured 75 before
heading out to sea Tuesday morning. As
weather improved in India on Monday,
the air force used planes and helicopters
to drop food packets in affected places in
and around Visakhapatnam, the city hit
worst by Sunday’s severe cyclone, said
a statement by India’s Home Ministry.
Rescuers reached several coastal
areas battered by the cyclone and evacuated 11,853 people in Andhra Pradesh
state and 1,403 in Orissa state to safer
places, the statement said. Weather forecasters warned that heavy to very heavy
rainfall would lash parts of six states as
the remnants of the cyclone moved further inland. Cyclone Hudhud’s winds
demolished about 80,000 thatched huts
belonging to poor tribal people across
Orissa state, said P.K. Mahapatra, the
state’s special relief commissioner.
More than 6,500 homes were damaged in Andhra Pradesh state, said
Parkala Prabhakar, a state government official. Twenty-four deaths were
counted as of late Monday, 21 in Andhra
Pradesh state and three in Orissa, mostly
because of injuries from collapsed walls
and falling trees, officials said.
At least 400,000 people were evacuated from coastal areas of the two states
ahead of the storm, and hundreds of shelters were set up to house them, helping
to reduce casualties. The Indian Ocean
is a cyclone hotspot. Of the 35 deadliest
storms in recorded history, 27 have come
through the Bay of Bengal and have
landed in either India or Bangladesh. In
1999, a cyclone devastated Orissa’s coastline and killed at least 10,000 people.
Continued from page 27
UK’s Parliament votes to
recognize Palestine state
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted Monday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic
move intended to increase pressure for
a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Legislators in the House
of Commons voted 274 to 12 to support
a motion calling on the British government to “recognize the state of Palestine
alongside the state of Israel.”
Prime Minister David Cameron and
other government leaders abstained, and
more than half of the 650 Commons
members did not participate in the vote.
But the motion had support from both
government and opposition lawmakers,
who said it could help kick-start the
peace process following a summer war
in Gaza that claimed the lives of more
than 2,100 Palestinians, the majority
civilians, and more than 70 Israelis,
most of them soldiers.
Ukrainians recover some
belongings of MH17 victims
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) —
The Dutch government says Ukrainian
searchers have recovered belongings
including passports, luggage, jewelry
and children’s toys from the wreckage
of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
The Security and Justice Ministry
said in a statement that 40 members of
the Ukrainian disaster response agency
participated in a new round of searching
at the wreckage site in Eastern Ukraine
Monday. Four Dutch officials and an
OSCE team were also present. Eight
forensic experts will fly to Ukraine to
examine the belongings before they are
returned to the Netherlands.
All 298 people on board were killed
when the flight from Amsterdam to
Kuala Lumpur broke up on July 17. An
initial report said it was hit from outside
by multiple high energy objects, which
some aviation experts say is consistent
with a missile strike.
Stockton turns to state
for help after shootings
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) —
Stockton police have called in the state
Department of Justice after a series of
weekend shootings left five people dead.
Officer Joe Silva says Stockton
police resources were stretched thin by
the three separate crime scenes, so the
department requested help from DOJ
forensic evidence technicians.
The technicians processed the last
crime scene, where three people were
shot and killed and a fourth wounded
early Sunday morning in the parking lot
of a shopping center.
Police have not identified the victims
or released a motive for the attack.
It came just hours after a 28-yearold man was shot and killed in a family
dispute. About ten minutes after that
shooting, police received a report of
another shooting that claimed the life
of a 26-year-old gang member. Silva
tells The Record of Stockton none of the
shootings appears related.
Texas Gov. Perry ordered
to be in court Halloween
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Indicted
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first
court appearance on Halloween as his
defense team tries to quash the two felony
counts of abuse of power against him on
both constitutional and technical grounds.
The Republican was on a state economic
mission to Europe and was granted permission to skip a pretrial hearing Monday
in Austin, where state District Judge Bert
Richardson set the next court date.
“Because this affects the case, the
judge has ruled that he, like other defendants, needs to appear in court,” special
prosecutor Michael McCrum said of
Perry after the hearing. The governor,
meanwhile, is set to address the Royal
United Services Institute in London on
Tuesday. During the upcoming court
appearance, Perry’s attorneys will argue
that McCrum was never properly sworn
in, and also that he should produce transcripts of secret grand jury testimony for
the judge to review. McCrum joked with
reporters that the governor’s legal team
is throwing the kitchen sink at him.
GM ignition switch
deaths rise to 27
DETROIT (AP) — At least 27 people
have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition
switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg,
who was hired by GM to compensate
victims, updated the totals Monday.
Feinberg says he has received 178
death claims since August. Of those, 27
have been deemed eligible for compensation payments.
Twenty-five of the 1,193 injury
claimants have also received compensation offers.
Feinberg has made 31 settlement
offers, and 21 have been accepted thus
far. None of the offers has been rejected,
said Camille Biros, deputy administrator
of the fund for Feinberg’s firm.
GM knew about faulty ignition
switches in Chevrolet Cobalts and
other small cars for more than a decade
but didn’t recall them until February
of this year. The switches can slip out
of the “on” position, which causes the
cars to stall, knocks out power steering
and turns off the air bags. Feinberg will
accept claims until Dec. 31.
UN agency: Ebola cuts
food in Sierra Leone
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The
head of a United Nations agency says up
to 40 percent of farms have been abandoned in areas of Sierra Leone affected
the worst by the Ebola outbreak.
Kanayo Nwanze, president of International Fund for Agricultural Development, told a news conference Monday
there are already food shortages in
Senegal and other countries in West
Africa because regional trade has been
disrupted.
He said preliminary reports suggest
that “trade volume in these markets is
half of what it was at this time last year.”
Nwanze said the Rome-based agency
believes what needs to be done now to
avoid food shortages is to assist farmers
in areas not affected by Ebola to produce more food and “move food across
into other parts of the region that are not
affected.”
AMERICAN SAMOA
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American doc gives
his blood for Ebolainfected Dallas nurse
Local school teacher Lemoe Tulafono and her daughters – all wearing matching white and
[photo: BC]
gold puletasi – following White Sunday mass.
➧ Officials urge hospitals to ‘think Ebola’…
Continued from page 21
Among the things the CDC will investigate is
how the workers took off protective gear, because
removing it incorrectly can lead to contamination. Investigators will also look at dialysis and
intubation — the insertion of a breathing tube
in a patient’s airway. Both procedures have the
potential to spread the virus.
Fauci told CNN that the CDC is examining
procedures like dialysis to see if they “heighten
greatly” the risk of health care workers contracting Ebola. He suggested that in cases where
the patient has deteriorated to the point where
he or she cannot be saved, such high-risk procedures should not be done.
Every emergency room needs to be prepared
to take action because no one can control where
an Ebola patient might show up, said Dr. Dennis
➧ TALA MAI SAMOA…
Maki, an infectious-disease specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former head
of hospital infection control.
However, only large hospitals such as those
affiliated with major universities truly have the
equipment and manpower to deal with Ebola
correctly, Maki said.
Officials said there was a dog in the nurse’s
apartment that has been removed to an undisclosed location for monitoring and care. They do
not believe the pet shows any signs of Ebola. A
dog belonging to an infected Spanish nurse was
euthanized, drawing thousands of complaints.
Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people,
mostly in the West African countries of Liberia,
Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to WHO
figures published last week.
Mai itulau 17
SUIPI LE LUPE O LE SOAGA I SAILIGA SIAMUPINI SOKA
Na suipi le au soka a le Lupe o le Soaga mai le afioaga o Magiagi i le vaega amata o le sailiga
siamupini o au a kalapu mai atunuu o le itulagi o le Oceania, lea na talimalo ai le asosi soka a Samoa
i le vaiaso na te’a nei. Na manumalo le Lupe o le Soaga i ana taaloga ma isi au e tolu sa latou tauva
i lea taamilosaga lea e aofia le Lotoha’apai mai Toga, Puaikura mai le Atu Kuki ma le Samoan
Korean Baptist Church mai Amerika Samoa. O le Puaikura mai le Atu Kuki na tulaga lua e tasi le
manumalo ia Toga, tasi le malolo, tasi le tutusa ma le au mai Amerika Samoa.
Tulaga tolu le Lotoha’apai mai Toga na manumalo i le au a Amerika Samoa, ae malolo I le Lupe
o le Soaga ma le Puaikura mai le Atu Kuki. O le Samoan Korean Baptist Church mai Amerika
Samoa na tulaga fa e tasi le tutusa ae lua malolo. Ua sauni atu nei le Lupe o le Soaga e tauva i le
vaega lona lua o sailiga siamupini o au a kalapu mai atunuu o le Oceania, lea o le a faia i Fiti i le
masina o Aperila o le tausaga fou, lea o le a tauva ai ma isi au e 11.
TAUNUU MAI LE MANU SAMOA TAITOAFITU
Na taunuu ma le manuia mai i fanua i le po anapo le Manu Samoa Taitoafitu i le maea ai o le
vae muamua o le taamilosaga taitoafitu faavaomalo a le IRB, lea sa faagasolo i le Gold Coast i Ausetalia. E ui e lei manuia le latou taumafai i le sailiga siamupini ma le au malosi a Fiti, ae na matua
faamalieina le maimoa a le atunuu i le tulaga siitia o le taaalo a tama ua filifilia.
Na maitauina le faatumulia o le malae vaalele i Faleolo i aiga ma uo o tama taaalo sa fai ma sui
o Samoa i lea taamilosaga faavaomalo, o sui o le Iuni Lakapi a Samoa faapea le mamalu lautele o le
atunuu sa autovaa atu e faamalo ma lulu aao ma le au, ona o le mataina o le latou taumafai i le sailiga
siamupini ma le au malosi a Fiti. Na saunoa mai le faiaoga lagolago o le au, le afioga Galumalemana
Rudolph Moors, sa tuai ona seti le taaalo a le au i le afa muamua ma o le mafuaaga lena na sosoo ai
sikoa e fa a Fiti. Peitai o le afa lona lua na faatoa vaaia ai le malosi o le finau mai o le Manu Samoa
ma ana le toe faatamala i nai minute faaiu o le taaloga, semanu e manumalo lava ia Fiti. Na faailoa
mai e Galuemalemana, e lei mapu le talanoa ma le faamalosiau a le alii faiaoga, le afioga Fuimaono
Dickie Tafua, i le au aemaise o tama fou sa filifilia.
E toatolu o lo o manunua lea e aofia ai Lolo Lui, Alatasi Tupou ma Faalemiga Selesele ma e lua
i le tolu vaiaso o le a malolo ai i latou mai koleniga a le au e faasauni ai mo vae e lua o le a sosoo ai
i Dubhai ma Aferika i Saute i le faaiuga o le masina fou.
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who caught Ebola while
treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a
plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus.
Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people in an outbreak the
World Health Organization has called “the most severe, acute
health emergency seen in modern times.” Federal health officials
say they are ramping up training for medical workers who deal
with the infected.
Nurse Nina Pham was among about 70 staff members at Texas
Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan,
according to medical records. They drew his blood, put tubes
down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his
urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness. The 26-year-old nurse was in his room often, from the
day he was placed in intensive care until the day before he died.
Pham and other health care workers wore protective gear,
including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields — and sometimes full-body suits — when caring for Duncan, but Pham
became the first person to contract the disease within the United
States. Duncan died on Wednesday.
On Monday night, members of the church that Pham’s family
attends held a special Mass for her in Fort Worth. Rev. Jim Khoi,
of the Our Lady of Fatima Church, said Pham’s mother told him
the nurse had received a transfusion that could save her life.
“Her mom says that she got the blood from the gentleman, a
very good guy. I don’t know his name but he’s very devoted and
a very good guy from somewhere,” Khoi said.
Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the nonprofit medical mission group Samaritan’s Purse, confirmed that the plasma donation
came from Kent Brantly, the first American to return to the U.S.
from Liberia to be treated for Ebola. Brantly received an experimental treatment and fought off the virus, and has donated blood
for transfusions for three others, including Pham. “He’s a doctor.
That’s what he’s there to do. That’s his heart,” Blume said.
Brantly said in a recent speech that he also offered his blood
for Duncan, but that their blood types didn’t match.
Khoi said Pham’s mother assured him the nurse was comfortable and “doing well,” and that the two women had been able to
talk via Skype.
Pham had been monitoring her own temperature and went to
the hospital Friday night with a low fever. She was in isolation
and in stable condition, health officials said. Since she tested positive for the disease, public-health authorities have intensified their
monitoring of other hospital workers who cared for Duncan.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom
Frieden said he would not be surprised if more fall ill because
Ebola patients become more contagious as the disease progresses.
Pham’s name appears frequently throughout the hundreds of
pages of medical records provided to The Associated Press by Duncan’s family. They show she was in his room Oct. 7, the day before
he died. Her notes describe nurses going in and out of Duncan’s
room wearing protective gear to treat him and to mop the floor with
bleach. She also notes how she and other nurses ensured Duncan’s
“privacy and comfort,” and provided “emotional support.”
Frieden has said a breach of protocol led to the nurse’s infection, but officials are not sure what went wrong. Pham has not
been able to point to any specific breach.
The CDC is monitoring all hospital workers who treated
Duncan and planned to “double down” on training and outreach
on how to safely treat Ebola patients, Frieden said. He could not
provide a number of health care workers under surveillance.
Health officials have relied on a “self-monitoring” system
when it comes to U.S. health care workers who care for isolated
Ebola patients. They expect workers to report any potential exposures to the virus and watch themselves for symptoms.
Besides the workers, health officials continue to track 48
people who were in contact with Duncan before he was admitted
to the hospital and placed in isolation. They are monitoring one
person the nurse was in contact with while she was in an infectious state. None has exhibited symptoms, Frieden said.
Among the things the CDC will investigate is how the workers
took off protective gear, because removing it incorrectly can lead
to contamination. Investigators will also look at dialysis and intubation — the insertion of a breathing tube in a patient’s airway.
Both procedures have the potential to spread the virus.
Duncan, who arrived in the U.S. from Liberia Sept. 20, first
sought medical care for fever and abdominal pain Sept. 25. He
told a nurse he had traveled from Africa, but he was sent home.
He returned Sept. 28 and was placed in isolation because of suspected Ebola. Officials said there was a dog in the nurse’s apartment that has been removed to an undisclosed location for monitoring and care. They do not believe the pet shows any signs of
Ebola. A dog belonging to an infected Spanish nurse was euthanized, drawing thousands of complaints.
Lawsuit: Ala teen used as
“bait” in school sex sting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)
— Some facts of the case aren’t
in dispute: A teacher’s aide
asked a 14-year-old girl to go
into a middle school bathroom
as bait so a 16-year-old eightgrader with a history of sexual
harassment could be caught
trying to have sex with her and
disciplined.
The scheme backfired. The
girl was sexually assaulted in a
bathroom stall, evidence shows.
Exactly why the plan was
carried out and who knew about
it are at the heart of a court fight
pitting the Obama administration
and groups that advocate against
sexual violence versus a north
Alabama school district that says
its administrators aren’t to blame
for the 2010 attack.
The Justice Department and
33 private organizations have
asked the 11th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals to overturn a
lower court’s decision to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by
the girl’s father against the Madison County School Board, four
school workers and the boy.
They contend U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Putnam
should have let the lawsuit
move forward, arguing he erred
when ruling that Sparkman
Middle School officials didn’t
have sufficient warning the boy
might pose a threat. Putnam
didn’t endorse the idea of using
a girl as bait for a predator,
but said allowing her to be put
in such a position wasn’t bad
enough for the lawsuit to continue under legal standards.
“Although it was foolish
to send (the girl) to meet (the
boy), the court cannot say that it
was ‘extreme and outrageous.’
The scheme to catch (the boy)
ended horribly and tragically,
but the idea of using (the girl)
to catch (the boy) ‘in the act,’
however foolish, was not so
extreme or outrageous as ‘to
be regarded as atrocious and
utterly intolerable in a civilized
society,’” Putnam wrote in an
opinion in July 2013 in the lawsuit filed under the federal Title
IX law which in part prohibits
sexual harassment in schools.
The Justice Department last
month sided with the plaintiff’s
position that school administrators knew of the plan and should
have realized the boy was a
threat based on his history of
propositioning girls. It is asking
the 11th Circuit to reinstate the
lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount of money.
The Women’s Law Project
and 32 other groups also asked
the appeals court to revive the
lawsuit, arguing school administrators were partly to blame
for what happened to the girl.
“The district court failed
to appreciate the role of the
school’s sexual harassment
policy and conduct in causing
(the girl’s) rape,” said a friendof-the-court brief filed by the
organizations.
The lawsuit concerns a series
of events — some disputed,
others not — at the school in
Toney.
Ronnie Blair was the principal; Jeanne Dunaway and
Teresa Terrell were assistant
principals; and June Simpson
was a teacher’s aide. The boy
named in the lawsuit had been
subject to discipline by administrators at least 14 times,
including four for sexual harassment of female students, the
judge found, and he had more
infractions at a past school.
Some documents indicate at
least one of the youths involved
has been in a special needs program, but their exact status isn’t
clear because of student privacy
laws. Court files do not include
the girl’s name, and The Associated Press isn’t reporting the
boy’s because he was a juvenile
at the time, wasn’t charged with
a crime and was dismissed as a
defendant in the lawsuit.
Rumors had circulated in
the school in late 2009 that the
boy was propositioning girls
for sex, and the stories continued after the holiday break.
Simpson signed a sworn statement saying she went to the
principal with her concerns.
“Blair advised me that we
were going to have to catch (the
boy) in the act before he could
take any disciplinary action ...,”
Simpson said in the document.
Simpson said that on Jan.
22, 2010, the girl came to her
saying the boy had propositioned her to have sex with him
in a boy’s bathroom.
“I suggested to them that (the
girl) agree to meet (the boy) in
the restroom so he could be
‘caught in the act,’ because Mr.
Blair had told me that nothing
could be done to help these girls
until he was caught in the act,”
Simpson said.
After the girl agreed,
Simpson said she took her to
Dunaway’s office and told the
assistant principal about the
plan. Dunaway appeared “disinterested,” Simpson said.
The girl, in sworn testimony,
said she met the boy in a bathroom at his urging and he began
trying to take off her pants in a
stall.
“I said ‘I don’t want to do
this,’” the girl told lawyers.
She said she tried to block the
boy but he raped her moments
before teachers entered the
bathroom. Police were called
and an examination found injuries consistent with rape, but no
charges were filed.
Authorities have said the
boy wasn’t prosecuted because
the girl initially said she wasn’t
threatened or forced to have
sex.
Simpson said she quit after
Blair threatened her with termination and prosecution, but
Blair remains at the school.
Dunaway was promoted and is
now principal at an elementary
school in Madison County.
The school denies administrators knew anything about
Simpson’s plan, and Blair testified that he wasn’t sure if he
ever told workers the boy had
to be “caught in the act” before
he could be disciplined.
“I may have, but the point
was it had to be proven that he
was guilty of something before
it would have -- he could be
punished for that particular situation,” Blair said.
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SOOK’S SUSHI RESTAURANT
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
New management wishes Mr. and Mrs. Kim a blessed
retirement. For 17 years, Sook’s Sushi has been American Samoa’s
best kept secret. The new management wishes to inform all clientele:
it is business as usual. Same menu, same chefs, and the same delightful
Japanese cuisine.
Located at the GHC Reid Building, opposite the Sadie Thompson Inn
Hours: Monday through Saturday
9:30 a.m. until 10:00 P.M.
ASIAN
Facial SPA
MASSAGE CENTER
• Shiatsu
• Reflexology
• Oil Massage
COMBINATION
$45 for 60 minutes
Location: Beside Brenda’s Photoshop in Nuuuli
Phone no: 699-4936
Business Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Aoga Kuka
mo Tina ma Tamaitai
Amataina Oketopa 20, 2014, 8:00 i le taeao i le 1:00 i le aoauli
Faatolu i le Vaiaso ae filifili i le aso e tasi e fetaui ma lau kalena
Aso Gafua/Aso Lulu/Aso Faraile mo le 10 vaiaso
Matua o Faiva; Malia A. Lemalu
Faauu i le Aoga Kuka;
American Samoa Culinary Academy, Polokalama NEG
Nofoaga: Maota o Ausage i Leone; Magatolu aga’i i Malaeloa
30 Avanoa
Lesitala ia Loretta Misiaita i le 633-2835
poo le i-meli a Pa’u Roy Ausage i le [email protected]
Matagaluega o Mataupu Tau Tupulaga, Tina, ma Tamaita’i
Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs
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AMERICAN SAMOA SCHOOL LUNCH
PROGRAM CELEBRATES
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK OCTOBER 13-‐19, 2014
THIS YEAR WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE COOKS IN THE KITCHEN WHO CONTINUE
TO WAKE UP EARLY EVERY MORNING TO FEED OUR CHILDREN, AND OUR BOYS IN THE WAREHOUSE WHO MAKE SURE THE FOOD IS THERE ON TIME.
WE WOULD ASLSO LIKE TO THANK ALL THE LOCAL FARMERS, WHO PROVIDE SCHOOL LUNCH
WITH FRESH LOCAL GROWN PRODUCE.
WE ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO CONTINUE TO ENJOY HEALTHY MEALS IN THE SCHOOL
LUNCH CAFETERIAS AND ALSO TO TAKE TIME OUT FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
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Roll with Raisin (F)
Supo Esi (F)
Banana Muffin
(F)
Canadian Bacon
Wheat Toast
Link Sausage
Kiwi
Pears
Grapes
Watermelon
1% Low Fat
Milk
1% Low Fat
Milk
1% Low Fat
Milk
1% Low Fat
Milk
Breakfast Burrito
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B&W Rice
Turkey Stir Fry
(v)
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Chicken Curry
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Steamed Green
Beans
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