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Nike drops Manny
Pacquiao in wake of
anti-gay statements
by TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer
Local wrestlers during training with coach and trainer, Ethan Lake at the Pago Pago Youth Center
[photo: AF]
as part of preparations for the Oceania Wrestling Championship in Auckland.
ASWA works on finalizing team for
Oceania Wrestling Championships
by Ausage Fausia, Samoa News Reporter
The American Samoa Wrestling Association (ASWA) is almost ready to finalize the team that will
represent American Samoa in the upcoming Oceania Wrestling Championships, to be held in Auckland, New Zealand March 11-16, 2016. During an interview with Samoa News this week, president
of the ASWA Ethan Lake said that they have been practicing since December as part of the regular
season that will end this coming weekend, before moving up to their national season starting February
27. At that time they will finalize their team for the Oceania. “We’re planning to send a strong team
of 13 wrestlers who will compete in different categories and we’re looking forward to bringing home
medals as we always have when competing in past championships,” Lake told Samoa News.
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Manny Pacquiao’s latest disparaging comments about gays
have cost him a contract with Nike.
It may not be the only endorsement Pacquiao loses, even as he
and promoter Bob Arum scramble to contain the damage done by
a television interview in the Philippines in which the boxer said
gay people “are worse than animals.”
“What he’s saying is diametrically opposed to what I believe,”
said Arum, who is promoting Pacquiao’s upcoming fight with
Timothy Bradley. “I’m in favor of gay rights and same sex marriage. I’m apologetic personally to the gay movement in the
United States.”
Nike issued a brief statement Wednesday saying it was severing its ties with the boxer over his comments about gays.
The company said it no longer will have any business dealings
with the boxer.
“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the statement said. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and
has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of
the LGBT community.”
Pacquiao, a congressman who is now running for Senate in the
Philippines, made the comments to a television station that was
asking candidates about their views on same sex marriage.
“It’s just common sense,” Pacquiao said in the remarks posted
online by the TV5 network. “Have you seen any animal having
male-to-male or female-to-female relations?”
Animals, he said, were better because they recognize gender
differences, and “if you have male-to-male or female-to-female
(relationships), then people are worse than animals.”
Pacquiao’s remarks were criticized by several Filipino
celebrities, and he responded by issuing an apology of sorts.
In it, Pacquiao said he was still against same sex marriage but
loved all people.
Arum told The Associated Press that Pacquiao is an evangelical Christian who believes that homosexuality is wrong, and that
he was trying to win votes in the Philippines, where the issue of
same sex marriage has not been decided.
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Some of the local wrestlers during training this week at the Pago Pago Youth Center to prepare our local team for the upcoming Oceania Wrestling Championships in
NZ next month.
[photo: AF]
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Genzebe Dibaba in action during the women 1 Mile event at the Globen Gala athletics meet in
Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2016.
(Soren Andersson / TT via AP)
Dibaba set a new World Record for the mile during the games.
David Bruton hopes
Denver’s dominant D
can stay together…
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Safety David Bruton
Jr., one of several Denver Broncos defenders set
to become a free agent, wishes the NFL was more
like the NBA.
“Teams such as Golden State, they get to keep
everybody and try to set records, and I feel if we
had the cap space we could do it,” Bruton said
after launching a reading program at Kenton Elementary School on Wednesday.
The defense that brought home Denver’s third
Lombardi Trophy with a 24-10 destruction of the
Carolina Panthers could find itself unravelling in
a few weeks.
Von Miller, the MVP of Super Bowl 50, is
certain to get the franchise tag if the sides don’t
first agree to a deal somewhere in the $115 million range that would make the star pass rusher
the highest-paid defender in the NFL.
Miller said he expects negotiations to be
“peaceful.” The Broncos do, too.
The last three times they used the franchise tag,
on kicker Matt Prater, left tackle Ryan Clady and
wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, they signed a
long-term deal by the time training camp opened.
Several other key members of the league’s
best defense stand to get big bucks either from
the Broncos or teams trying to unseat the champs.
They include leading tackler Danny Trevathan
and defensive end Malik Jackson, both of whom
had huge Super Bowl performances. And Bruton,
a team captain and eighth-year pro coming off his
best season although it ended with him on injured
reserve with a broken right leg.
“We’d much rather have the tough decisions
than the easy decisions because if you have the
tough decisions, you have a lot of great players,”
GM John Elway said.
“To try and keep this puzzle together is the
challenge. It’s going to be hard, but we look forward to it and think we can do it.”
A big decision also looms at quarterback,
where Peyton Manning is mulling retirement and
Brock Osweiler can become a free agent March
9.Bruton said Denver’s defense provided Manning the perfect exit to a magnificent career,
allowing him to ride off into that orange sunset a
champion just like Elway did 17 years ago.
“I feel like that’s the way to go out for sure.
Super Bowl champion, you got two, now you tied
your brother,” said Bruton, adding the Broncos will
be fine no matter who’s under center next season.
“Either way, we’ll have a great defense, so
you can put some slappy back there and we’ll be
all right,” Bruton added with a laugh.
Denver’s defense stamped itself as one of the
greatest ever, and should have the core to defend
that title in 2016.
What helped sell Denver in the past was Manning in his prime and a willingness to spend top
dollar. Elway’s biggest selling points now are a
proven track record: five consecutive AFC West
titles, two Super Bowl trips, a star-studded roster,
and a shot at greatness with back-to-back titles.
The cast is sure to change.
“In a perfect world, we’d love to stay together.
But we know that the NFL is not a perfect world,”
Bruton said. “We know that it’s a business and
we know that there are going to be moving
pieces. But we know that our year together was
great and however our paths may end up, it’s
great knowing guys and great playing alongside
those guys and hoisting up the Lombardi Trophy
with those guys.”
Bruton had 49 tackles, seven pass deflections,
two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a sack
in 13 games. He played 77 snaps at Pittsburgh on
Dec. 20 after fracturing his right leg, which coach
Gary Kubiak called a testament to his toughness.
He kept an appointment for a community appearance the day he was placed on injured reserve,
which Kubiak called a testament to his character.
Bruton hopes all those accolades lead to an
offer to stay in Denver.
He’s seeking a deal like Arizona’s Justin
Bethel ($15 million over three years).
Bruton said he’s 100 percent recovered from
his injury and on the day of the Super Bowl, “I
legit took myself through a whole practice.” He
said it was emotionally difficult not playing, but
he understood the Broncos couldn’t afford to
wait for him to get healthy because Omar Bolden,
Ward and Darian Stewart were also injured when
he got hurt.
He said Elway approached him before kickoff
and told him how much he regretted having to
put him on IR, and how the Broncos sure could
have used Bruton down the stretch.
“I know I could have played,” said Bruton,
who had the Super Bowl 50 logo tattooed onto
his right rib cage. He’s been fitted for his diamond-encrusted ring as he awaits the other spoils
provided a champion.
SPORTS SHORTS
Australian boxer retires after
being told he risks blindness
SYDNEY (AP) — The Samoan-born Australian heavyweight
boxer Alex Leapai has announced his retirement after being told
he risked blindness if he continued to fight.
Leapai was best-known for his 2014 fight against former world
champion Wladimir Klitschko, when he was knocked out in the
fifth round by the Ukraine boxer.
A 36-year-old father of six, Leapai had surgery on both his eyes
after the Klitschko fight and experienced more problems after his
last bout, a unanimous-decision loss to Manuel Charr in Russia. He
said Thursday a specialist told him he risked losing the sight in his
right eye if he continued to fight, adding: “I’m finished, I’m gone.”
Leapai had 30 wins, seven losses and three draws in 40 professional fights after making his debut in 2004.
FIFA ethics prosecutors ask
for life bans for Bedoya, Jadue
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics prosecutors have requested life
bans for two South American officials who already pleaded guilty
in an American investigation of corruption in world soccer.
The FIFA ethics committee says it has completed its investigations into former CONMEBOL vice presidents Luis Bedoya of
Colombia and Sergio Jadue of Chile.
FIFA ethics judges will now handle the case. No hearing dates
have been set. A U.S. Department of Justice indictment unsealed
in December said Bedoya and Jadue took “annual six-figure bribe
payments” linked to tournament broadcasting rights.
Both have pleaded guilty to racketeering and wire-fraud conspiracies, and forfeited cash in Swiss and American bank accounts.
Basketball player pierced
by piece of wood floor
MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — A high school basketball player
in southern Wisconsin is expected to return to the court soon after
she was impaled by a piece of a gym’s wood floor.
The 14-year-old Wisconsin Heights High School player was
running down the court during a basketball tournament Sunday
when she fell and slid along the floor at a field house in Middleton.
Tournament organizer Perry Hibner says the girl told the referee that she couldn’t get up because there was a piece of wood
stuck to her. Hibner says splinters from the broken piece of wood
had pierced the girl’s stomach region. Spectators were asked to
temporarily leave the tournament as paramedics treated the girl
and rushed her to a Madison hospital where she spent the night.
Hibner tells WISC-TV the girl suffered no internal organ damage.
Man pleads guilty in killing
of Nets player’s dad
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of killing the father
of Brooklyn Nets guard Wayne Ellington Jr. has been sentenced to
30 to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty.
Online court documents show Carl White pleaded guilty to
third degree murder and other charges in a deal with prosecutors
on Tuesday, after the Philadelphia jury was selected for his trial.
White’s lawyer James Berardinelli says White wanted to
accept responsibility. He says White knows he’ll be in prison for
a long time and is “hoping to come out a changed man.” The elder
Ellington was found shot in the head in the driver’s seat of a car in
northwest Philadelphia in November. His son was playing for the
Los Angeles Lakers at the time. White was arrested Dec. 4. Police
say an argument may have sparked the shooting. The younger
Ellington has said his family was “devastated” by the killing.
Colombia, Chile, Ecuador,
Uruguay in same pot for Copa draw
NEW YORK (AP) — Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay
will be grouped together in pot two for Sunday’s Centennial Copa
America draw, and the weaker South American teams — Bolivia,
Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela — will be in pot four. The United
States, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico were announced as seeds
in December for the 16-nation tournament, to be played in the
U.S. at 10 venues from June 3-26. Organizers said Wednesday the
four CONCACAF teams will be in pot three: Costa Rica, Haiti,
Jamaica and Panama. The U.S. is the top seed in Group A and will
host the tournament opener at Santa Clara, California, on June 3.
Jenner regrets not telling
father about gender identity
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn
Jenner says not telling her father the truth about her gender identity “will always haunt me.” The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that
Jenner says she also was unsure how her mother would react to
her transition from a man to a woman. But she says her mother has
since become her “best ally” even if she sometimes calls her Bruce.
Jenner spoke before a sold-out crowd at the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday about her struggle with gender dysphoria.
She discussed her relationships with her ex-wives and children
and says she contemplated suicide when news she was considering
trachea surgery surfaced. But she broke into tears, saying her biggest regret was not being truthful with her now-deceased father.
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➧ SPORTS SHORTS…
Continued from page B2
Sears blames bad sushi for
Australian Open collapse
LEWES, England (AP) — Tennis coach Nigel Sears says his
collapse at the Australian Open was down to some bad sushi, not
heart problems. Sears, who coaches Ana Ivanovic, blacked out
during the Serbian player’s third-round match last month with
Madison Keys of the United States.
Sears, whose daughter Kim was expecting a baby with husband
Andy Murray, was taken to the hospital in Melbourne. Tests in
Australia and Britain, where he lives, indicated his heart is fine.
He told The Times on Wednesday: “I had sushi for lunch 10
days in a row in Melbourne and was fine. But I suppose the law of
averages dictates you get one dodgy bit of raw fish in that time.”
Murray lost to Novak Djokovic in the final before dashing
home for his daughter’s birth.
Former University of Alabama,
NFL football player arrested
PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) — A former University of
Alabama and NFL football player has been arrested on drug and
weapons charges in suburban Birmingham.
Pleasant Grove Police Lt. Danny Reid says 34-year-old Alonzo
Ephraim was stopped Monday night for a traffic violation and
authorities smelled marijuana as they approached the vehicle.
Reid says when Ephraim was questioned he told police there
was a small amount of marijuana in the car along with ecstasy and
a pistol he didn’t have a permit for. Reid says Ephraim was taken
into custody and faces a felony charge of unlawful possession of
a controlled substance and misdemeanor charges of marijuana
possession and carrying a firearm without a license.After leaving
the University of Alabama, Ephraim played for the Philadelphia
Eagles, the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns.
Vikings hire new Brent Salazar
as new strength coach
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have
hired Brent Salazar as the team’s new strength and conditioning
coach. The Vikings announced the move on Wednesday. Salazar
spent the previous nine seasons as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Salazar has never been a head strength coach. He got his start
as an intern at New Mexico in 2002 while he was a tennis player
at the school. He worked an internship with the Denver Broncos
in 2005 and landed with the Chiefs in 2007. Salazar replaces Evan
Marcus, who was dismissed at season’s end. The Vikings had a
rash of pectoral injuries during Marcus’s two years on the staff,
prompting coach Mike Zimmer to make the change.
Hall of Fame lands $2.5 million
grant from late Bills owner
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has
a received a $2.5 million grant from the foundation established
by late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson. The money will go
toward funding a variety of programs and projects, including a
holographic theater experience. Also, $1 million will be set aside
to create an endowment fund.
Wilson was inducted into the hall in 2009. He died in March
2014. The grant was presented on Wednesday by Mary Owen, Wilson’s niece and member of the hall of fame’s advisory committee.
In 2012, Wilson provided the hall a $2.5 million gift to fund what
is now called Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center. It features an archive that includes more than 30
million pages of documents and five million photographic images.
Tennessee defensive lineman
Alexis Johnson jailed, suspended
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman
Alexis Johnson has been suspended from the team after being booked
into jail Wednesday. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Web site
lists Johnson in its jail population without mentioning the charges
he faces. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson
said the school is aware of the report and has suspended Johnson
from all football activities. Robinson said the team would have no
further comment at this time. Johnson signed with Tennessee in
December after two seasons at Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College. His arrest comes one day after former Tennessee offensive
lineman Mack Crowder was arrested in Florida as part of a sting
operation targeting men using the Internet to seek underage females
for sex. Crowder completed his Tennessee career this past season.
AFC urges unanimous support
for Salman in FIFA chief bid
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football
Confederation has urged its member countries to unite behind
the body’s current chief Sheikh Salman in next week’s election
for the FIFA presidency. Richard Lai, chairman of AFC’s marketing committee told a meeting of the member associations on
Wednesday that while there are two FIFA presidential candidates
from Asia — Prince Ali of Jordan is also running — they should
all support Sheikh Salman. Lai said “we must unite behind the one
who will deliver these reforms, and that is the AFC president.”
Prince Ali has raised questions about the role Sheikh Salman, as
a member of Bahrain’s royal family, did enough to protect players
from alleged abuses after the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.
There are five candidates for the election on Feb. 26.
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Ayanleh Souleiman of Djibouti poses for the camera after running in 2.14.20 for 1000 meters, at
the Globen-Galan for track and field athletics meet in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2016.
Souleiman ran a new World Record for the 1000 metres, breaking the 16-year old record formerly
(Maja Suslin / TT via AP)
held by Wilson Kipketer of Denmark. AMERICAN SAMOA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Finance Division
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Position Title:
Employment Status:
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST
Full Time / 12 Months – Career Service
General Description:
This position is directly under the supervision of the Business Office Manager, American Samoa Community
College (ASCC). Incumbent of this position will perform cashier and accounting functions such as collect and
receipt monetary transactions, reconciles accounts and records, post student schedules, prepare student ledger
calculations for financial aid account(s), prepare financial aid disbursing request, prepare calculation for student’s
financial aid checks, maintain and keep accurate records/files, and perform other tasks as assigned. This
incumbent must be able to communicate effectively and produce quality work. Must assure and maintain quality
customer service and professional work ethics at all times.
Responsibilities and Duties:
• Collect and receipt any and all payments received at the business office
• Collect vendor payments
• Prepare collection and daily deposits
• Follow established procedures for processing receipts, cash, etc.
• Disburse vendor checks
• Disburse student checks such as financial aid and work study payroll
• Reconcile accounts and related records
• Print student schedules
• Prepare student ledger calculation for student’s financial aid checks/payments
• Collect registration fees and tuition payments
• Prepare student calculations and set up student payment plan/agreements
• Generate age analysis
• Maintain and keep accurate records of students files as well as other related files
• Review AR aging to ensure compliance
• Must be able to communicate effectively with students, vendors and general public and co-works
• Provide quality customer service to students, faculty, vendors and general public
• Maintains professionalism through behavior, attitude, and dress
• Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
• Associate degree with at least 2 years of experience in direct or related field.
• In lieu of Associate degree, must have at least 7 years of experience in direct or related field.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with degree and experience.
Application Deadline: Deadline: February 23, 2016 no later than 4:00pm.
AApplications are available from American Samoa Community College, Human Resources Office at 699-9155
Ext. 403/335/436 or by emailing Silaulelei Saofaigaalii at [email protected]
“An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – And A Drug-Free Workplace”
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➧ SPORTS SHORTS…
Continued from page B3
Duke’s Luke Kennard, left, and Grayson Allen, right, hug an injured Matt Jones following an
NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 17,
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
2016. Duke won 74-73. Thornton’s block helps No. 20
Duke edge No. 5 UNC 74-73
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Grayson Allen
scored 23 points and freshman Derryck Thornton
came up with the clinching block on the final
play to help No. 20 Duke beat No. 5 North Carolina 74-73 on Wednesday night.
Allen hit a pair of free throws with 1:09 left for
the lead on a night when the Blue Devils (20-6,
9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed most of
the way. Then Duke came up with a pair of stops
in the final minute, first on a shot attempt inside
in traffic by Kennedy Meeks.
Then, on UNC’s final possession, Thornton
blocked Joel Berry II’s shot in the lane. Allen
rebounded the ball and flung it into the air to let the
final seconds expire, and then the players raced to
the bench to mob each other and celebrate.
Brice Johnson had 29 points and 19 rebounds
for the Tar Heels (21-5, 10-3).
TEXAS TECH 65, NO. 3 OKLAHOMA 63
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Aaron Ross
scored 17 points, Keenan Evan added 14 and
Texas Tech beat Oklahoma for the Red Raiders’
third straight victory over a Top 25 team. Evans
hit three free throws in the final 30 seconds to
seal it for Texas Tech (16-9, 6-7 Big 12). The
Red Raiders had never beaten three Top 25 teams
in a row. Jordan Woodard scored 25 points, and
Buddy Hield added 16 for the Sooners (20-5, 8-5)
The game was tied 14 times and there were
15 lead changes. The Red Raiders outhustled the
Sooners for loose balls and rebounds. They also
got 14 points off OU’s 11 turnovers and had 11
second-chance points to four for the Sooners.
PENN STATE 79, NO. 4 IOWA 75
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Donovon
Jack scored 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting, and
Penn State beat No. 4 Iowa 79-75 on Wednesday
night. The Nittany Lions (13-13, 4-9 Big Ten)
had lost five of six, but Shep Garner and Brandon
Taylor had 18 points apiece in the school’s second
victory over a Top 25 team in two weeks. Penn
State also beat No. 22 Indiana 68-63 on Feb. 6.
Garner made four of the Nittany Lions’ 10
3-pointers. Taylor also had nine rebounds.
Peter Jok scored 28 points for Iowa (20-6,
11-3), and Jarrod Uthoff had 19.
The Hawkeyes pulled within three on Jok’s
fourth 3-pointer in the final seconds, but the Nit-
tany Lions held on at the line. They made 12 of
14 free-throw attempts over the final 1:25.
The Hawkeyes beat the Nittany Lions 73-49
on Feb. 3 in Iowa City.
NO. 1 VILLANOVA 83, TEMPLE 67
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson
scored a season-high 25 points against his dad’s
old team, leading Villanova past Temple.
Daniel Ochefu had 16 points and nine
rebounds and Kris Jenkins added 15 points to
help the Wildcats (23-3) win their sixth in a row.
Villanova took its 14th straight game in the Philadelphia Big 5 to claim its third consecutive city
series title. Brunson is the son of former Temple
star Rick Brunson. The freshman guard drew
jeers from the crowd after spurning his father’s
alma mater for Villanova. Trey Lowe scored a
career-high 21 points for Temple (16-9).
NO. 8 XAVIER 85,
NO. 23 PROVIDENCE 74
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett scored
17 of his 23 points during Xavier’s big first half,
and Myles Davis had a triple-double for the Musketeers against Providence.
The Musketeers (23-3, 11-3 Big East) led for
all but the opening minute as they piled up 52
points in the first half. They pushed the lead to 21
in the second half and withstood a late run by the
Friars (19-8, 7-7) that cut the lead to six.
Davis had 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12
assists to become the first Xavier player with a
triple-double since point guard Tu Holloway
against Fordham on Feb. 19, 2011. Jalen Reynolds had 10 points and 15 rebounds, matching his
season high on the boards.
Kris Dunn scored 23 points for Providence.
NO. 11 MIAMI 65, VIRGINIA TECH 49
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami overcame a seven-point first-half deficit and held Virginia Tech to a season-low 29.6 percent shooting.
A 14-2 surge to start the second half put the
Hurricanes ahead 35-24. Virginia Tech went
without a field goal for the first seven minutes of
the half and finished 16 for 54.
Angel Rodriguez scored 14 points for the
Hurricanes (21-4, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who will take a five-game winning streak
into its toughest stretch of the season. Miami
Texas A&M, NFL’s Colts settle
‘12th Man’ trademark suit
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University
says it has reached a settlement agreement with the Indianapolis
Colts in the school’s federal lawsuit it says was meant to protect
its “12th Man” trademark from infringement.
In a statement issued Wednesday, A&M officials said the
lawsuit “has been settled amicably and with good will.” A&M
spokesman Shane Hinckley and a Colts spokesman declined to
offer details on the terms of the agreement.
When the lawsuit was filed last November in federal court in
Houston, A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said the intent was
to protect the phrase “Home of the 12th Man” and variations of
it that the university contends have brought its fan base “national
renown.”
A&M previously sued the Seattle Seahawks for infringing on
the trademark and the two sides reached a settlement.
The university says the 12th Man phrase was federally trademarked in 1990.
Martins says he is leaving
Seattle, joining Chinese club
SEATTLE (AP) — Obafemi Martins has posted on social
media that he has decided to leave the Seattle Sounders and join a
Chinese club in Shanghai.
Martins posted a lengthy goodbye to Seattle on his Twitter
account Wednesday night. Martins said it’s “time for a new challenge” and that he has decided to join Shanghai Shenhua of the
Chinese Super League while thanking Seattle for his opportunity
with the Sounders.
The Sounders had no comment.
The 31-year-old has been with the Sounders since 2013 and
scored 15 goals in 21 regular-season games last year. Sounders
general manager Garth Lagerwey said in an audio statement
released by the team Sunday: “Obafemi’s not here with us in this
phase of camp. We’ve had an approach from a Chinese club for
his services.”
Seattle is preparing for its 2016 opener against Mexico’s
America on Feb. 23 in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions
League quarterfinals.
LeMahieu gets $7.8M, 2-year deal; players 3-1 in arbitration
Wawrinka saves 2 match points
to reach quarters in Marseille
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka hit
49 winners and saved two match points to reach the quarterfinals
of the Open 13 in a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) win over Sergiy Stakhovsky
on Wednesday.
The defending French Open champion was on the verge of
defeat in the tiebreak but hit two big serves to stay in the match,
and then sealed his win on his second match point with a backhand
passing shot.
The fourth-ranked Swiss, who was beaten by Stakhovsky in
Marseille last year, played his first match since losing in the Australian Open round of 16 to Milos Raonic.
Next up for Wawrinka will be either eighth-seeded Benoit
Paire or qualifier Vincent Millot.
Sixth-seeded David Goffin also advanced to the quarterfinals
when Mischa Zverev retired with the Belgian leading 6-1, 2-0.
French league postpones
Bastia match after fan violence
PARIS (AP) — The French football league has postponed Saturday’s match between Bastia and Nantes because of the risks of
fan violence.
Originally scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. local time (1900
GMT), the match was first moved to the afternoon at the request
of local government officials, but Bastia officials rejected the
decision.Following violent incidents involving the Corsican
club’s fans last weekend, the league said on Wednesday that
“given the actual context in Corsica” it decided to move the
league match to March, 9.
A crowd of about 100 people in Bastia attacked a police station
with projectiles and Molotov cocktails last Sunday in response to
arrests following a Reims-Bastia match.
Bastia won the game 1-0 but one of the Corsican city’s fans
was injured in a scuffle with police.
Royals add netting to Kauffman
Stadium to improve safety
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals are installing additional netting at Kauffman Stadium that extends toward the outfield end of each team’s dugout to improve the safety for fans sitting along the foul lines.
Several clubs have considered ways to protect fans from foul
balls hit into those seats, and some have suggested that similar netting should be mandatory in major league ballparks.
Royals vice president Kevin Uhlich said Wednesday that
the club considered several options before deciding on the new
netting. The club hopes it strikes a balance between safety and
allowing fans sitting in premium seats to have the same kind of
ballpark experience as in years past.
The World Series champion Royals play their opener April 4
against the New York Mets, the team they beat in five games for
the title.
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➧ Oceania Wrestling Championships…
Continued from page B1
Besides preparation for the Oceania Championships, Lake also said that they’re training two
Tongan wrestlers who are on island and are part
of the Tongan national team.
“So actually we’ll sending a team of 15 wrestlers including two members of the Tongan
national wrestling team to New Zealand, and it’s
a part of our teams effort to train other wrestlers
around the Pacific,” Lake told Samoa News.
.“We’ve been putting up a lot of public notices
to inform everyone, new and old wrestlers to
come forward and join us, so that we can build
a strong squad for American Samoa in future
international competitions. I know there’s a lot of
talent out there, so if you’re thinking of joining
us, feel free to come forward,” Lake said.
Since the ASWA is in the same division as the
United State Wrestling Associations, Lake said
that they’re trying their very best to send more
wrestlers to the United States for training.
“So far we have six wrestlers who are now
training in the United States under scholarship,
and one of them is in the military right now, and
we also have another local wrestler who is planning to go to the United States to train under
scholarship, and we’re working to finalize all the
requirements we need before sending this wrestler to the United States,” Lake said.
Since the sport is for both male and female athletes, the ASWA president said that they’re in the
process of sending the first female wrestler from
American Samoa to train in the United States.
In preparation for the Championships, Lake
said that they have done a lot of fundraising since
last year, and they’ll continue to do that to collect
money to send their full squad to New Zealand.
Lake said that they received some funds from
the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) to assist with the team’s preparation and even though they didn’t received the
whole amount that they asked for, they thanked the
ASNOC for helping out with their preparations.
The team yet to be named will be leaving on
March 2 and will be back on island on March 14.
Protecting Mariota
key for Titans new
general manager
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Salary cap space and the No. 1
draft pick overall are major reasons why Jon Robinson wanted
to be the Tennessee Titans’ new general manager. And any free
agency or draft moves will revolve around one simple priority:
Protecting quarterback Marcus Mariota. “It’s important we
keep Marcus upright and throwing the ball, and then so we’ve
got to protect him, which starts with the offensive line, starts with
the tight ends and running backs,” Robinson told The Associated
Press on Wednesday. “They all kind of work in unison there.”
Robinson said Super Bowl 50 provided a great reminder of just
how important protecting a quarterback is in the NFL. He pointed
out Denver’s protection of Peyton Manning, while sacking Cam
Newton seven times — and forcing four turnovers — had a major
impact on the game and was a good lesson for the Titans.
“We’ve got to protect the quarterback,” Robinson said.
Robinson, the former director of player personnel with the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers, was hired Jan. 14 to rebuild a franchise that has
gone 5-27 the past two seasons. The Titans have Mariota to build
around but the No. 2 pick overall in 2014 missed four games due
to injury. The Heisman Trophy winner out of Oregon sprained both
knees on different occasions and missed two games after each injury.
The Titans currently have more than $20 million in salary cap
space available, a number that will only jump once the salary cap
is set for the 2016 league year. Not only do the Titans have the top
pick overall for the first time since 1978, they will have three picks
within the first 64 selections of the draft in April.
“That was one of the appealing things about this job, the options
that we were going to be afforded with the draft and our positioning not only in the first round, but the second and third rounds
...,” Robinson said. “With the potential amount of cap space that
we’re going to have to try to maybe make some selective moves
and add players, we think can help our football team.”
Since being hired, Robinson has been busy.
He was at the Senior Bowl with coach Mike Mularkey. Robinson has met with pro scouting director Brian Gardner prepping
plans for free agency, which begins March 9, and also director of
college scouting Blake Beddingfield. The team’s scouts came to
Nashville last week for meetings planning for the NFL Combine,
which starts Tuesday in Indianapolis.
“I won’t say it’s been a whirlwind, but the days have been
packed in pretty good,” Robinson said.
The Titans have had their hits and misses in free agency in
recent years. Left guard Andy Levitre was their big addition in
March 2013 only to be traded away last September to Atlanta for a
sixth-round draft pick. Linebacker Brian Orakpo tied for the teamlead with seven sacks after being signed last March. Robinson said
the Titans will be selective in the players they chase in March.
The new general manager also has gotten some phone calls
inquiring about the No. 1 pick, which Robinson expects will
increase as draft draws closer.
And yes, Robinson is open to offers.
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➧ Nike drops Pacquiao…
Continued from page B1
As part of the American Samoa Wrestling Association’s (ASWA) long range plan, many local
wrestlers like these two are keen to learn techniques and skills, as WAAS prepares to send a more
experience team to represent American Samoa at the Oceania Wrestling Championship in New
[photo: AF]
Zealand next month.
“What he said is completely for home consumption for Filipinos wrestling with the question of legalizing same sex marriage,” Arum said.
In addition to his campaign for the Senate, Pacquiao is currently training for the April 9 fight in Las Vegas against Bradley
in what he says will be his last bout. Arum said he could lose
some other fight sponsors because of the remarks. Pacquiao has
not fought since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May in the
richest fight ever. Pacquiao reportedly made more than $100 million for the fight, and is guaranteed $20 million to fight Bradley.
Arum said he expects some people not to buy the fight on payper-view because of the comments, but that others might buy
it because of them. “Instead of promoting a fight with a fighter
I’m promoting a fight with a politician,” Arum said. “It’s like of
Donald Trump was a boxer and I was promoting Donald Trump
when he was running for president. I would be killed by the media
for all the stupid statements he is making.”
It’s not the first time Pacquiao has been involved in a furor
over gay rights. In 2012 he was quoted as saying he was against
same sex marriage because “It’s the law of God” though he denied
inferring that homosexuals should be put to death.
The eight-time champion is the Philippines’ most famous
person and the country’s most popular athlete. He has represented
the Sarangani province in the Philippines’ House of Representatives since May 2010, though has drawn criticism for seldom
showing up for legislative duties. Polls in the Philippines show he
is a strong contender for the Senate seat, which many believe will
eventually lead him to seek the country’s presidency.
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Teena e le ASBF le
lu’i a le ASBC mo
fusu’aga o le fu’a
tusia Ausage Fausia
Ua fa’aalia e le Peresetene o le Asosi o Fusuaga a Amerika Samoa
(ASBF) ia Mapu Jamias lo latou teena o le lu’i na fa’atula’i e le peresetene o le isi Asosi Fusu i Amerika Samoa (ASBC) ia Toleafoa
Henry Tavake, mo se avanoa e faia ai se ta’amilosaga fusuaga i le va
o Asosi Fusu e lua i le taimi o le sisiga fu’a ia Aperila 2016.
I se fa’atalatalanoaga a le Samoa News ma le peresetene o le
ASBF i le vaiaso nei, na fa’amaonia mai ai e Mapu le fa’aiuga
ua autasi i ai le Komiti Fa’afoe a le ASBF i lana fonotaga i le
vaiaso na te’a nei, lea sa talanoaina ai le lu’i a Toleafoa. “E ui sa
ou fa’aalia i se taimi o le vaiaso na te’a nei lo’u taliaina o le lu’i a
Toleafoa, peita’i ina ua fono la matou Komiti, sa fulisia uma ai sui
o le Komiti e teena le lu’i a Tavake,” o le saunoaga lea a Mapu.
I le teena ai e le ASBF o le lu’i a le ASBC, na taua ai loa e
Mapu lo latou sauni atu mo le fa’atautaia o le latou ta’amilosaga
o fusuaga mo le fu’a, ae filifili i vaega e lua e tatau ona fai, po o
le aumai o se ‘au mai Samoa e ta’aalo ma se latou au fusu e filifili
atu iinei, po o le fai lava o le latou ta’amilosaga ae tauva ai lava
kalapu fusu e silia i le sefulu ua uma ona lesitala i lalo o le ASBF.
Afai ae aumai e le ASBF se au fusu mai Samoa, e le gata e
aumai alii fusu fa’a amateur, ae na taua e Mapu le aumai ai fo’i o
ni ali’i fusu polofesa mai Samoa e toe ta’aalo lava latou iinei, ona e
leai ni tama fusu a le ASBF ua fusu fa’apolofesa, e pei o le ASBC
(Faaauau itulau B11)
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O se va’aiga i le taualuga faafiafiaga sa faatino o le sao o le Kolisi Tu’ufa’atasi i le sisigafu’a o le
1988 ma ua sausaunoa ai le faletua o Susana Lutali, aiaiuli ai le afioga Asuega Fa’amamata ma le
faipule i Uosigitone Faleomavaega Eni fa’apea ma le taupou filifilia a le Kolisi ia Sinaita’aga Judy
[ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Mose mai Atuu ma Vatia.
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AUMUA AMATA: “O A’U O LE POLOFESA O LE PA’U MA NOFO”
Na soisoi le mafutaga a sui tauva tamaitai o lo o sauni e tauva i le faiga palota lautele a le atunuu
i le masina fou, i le saunoaga a le tamaitai faipule mai Amerika Samoa o lo o fai ma sui o le Teritori
i le Konekeresi a le Malo Tele i Uosigitone, le afioga Aumua Amata, ina ua ia faamatala le tele o
tausaga sa ia tauivi mai ai i faiga palota mo le tofi Sui o le Konekeresi.
O lea mafutaga faaleaoaoga na tuufaatasia e le faalapotopotoga o le Samoa Ala Mai lea o
lo o taulamua i le uunaia o tamaitai Samoa e tauva i faiga palota a le atunuu, ma le Ofisa o le
Amepasao Amerika i Samoa. “O a’u o le polofesa o le pa’u ma nofo!” o a Aumua lea. “Ae toe
tu lava i luga ma tauivi! E le mafaitaulia tausaga sa ou fusu tagi mai ai i lo’u naunau e tautua
Amerika Samoa i le tofi lenei.”
Na saunoa Aumua, i le amataga mai o ana taumafaiga mo le tofi, sa latou galulue faatasi ma nisi
o tamalii ma ponao’o o le atunuu sa fautuaina o ia ina ua maua iuga o faiga palota ua malolo, ina ia
aua le faavaivai.
“A uma atu lea palota ua ou toilalo, ua oso mai le musu,” o le toe manatu lea a Aumua. “Faaopopo i ai ma le tauemu mai o tagata, ua faaigoa a’u ia ‘Le Fiu’ ma ‘Muaulu Malo’ ma isi igoa
ta te le malamalama ai. A o le fautua lava a nai toeaiina, e toe oso le la. O le pa’u a le popo uli e
O se va’aiga i le tausaga 1986 o le fuataimi sa ta’ita’ia pese ma le
pa’u ae toe tupu.”
Na saunoa faamalosi Aumua i sui tauva tamaitai ina ia aua le faavaivai e tauivi mo tofi o itumalo siva a le falelima i sisifo i le sisigafu’a o lena tausaga.
O lenei ata sa fai meaalofa ai le ali’i faia’oga i le Arts a le Kolisi
i le Palemene ma na ia faaalia, na amata tauivi mai mo le tofi ua ia umia nei i le tausaga e 1994 ma e
Tu’ufa’atasi i le fale mata’aga i Fagatogo - Geoff Van Kirk.
faasefulutasi ona ia tauva faatoa ia manumalo.
(Faaauau itulau B12)
[ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
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e ta’ua le mea lea o le ‘familial reading’ poo le faitau faale’aiga. E faataua e lea ituaiga faitau pe le o
le va o matua (Atamu ma Eva) ma fanau (Kaino ma Apelu) le mafuaaga o le faafitauli o le fasioti e
Kaino o Apelu. Ae poo le a foi le gagana na faaaoga e matua i le faafaileleina o tama e toalua, ma le
sao o lea faafaileleina i le feesesea’i o tama. O lenei ituaiga faitau, e toe aoao ai matua e toe vaai lelei
i le faiga o fanau i totonu o ‘aiga. Ma e eseese uma leava faitau a ‘aiga i le tala nei, aua e eseese uma
o latou faafitauli ma siosiomaga.
5) Faafitauli faaitu’aiga - afai tatou te faaaoga le itulagi o faafitauli faaitu’aiga (gender) e toe
faitaoina ai le tala ia Kaino ma Apelu, e ta’ua le ituaiga faitau o le ‘gender reading’ poo le faitau
faaleitu’aiga. E faataua e lea ituaiga faitau le tagata ma lona itu’aiga, poo se alii poo se tamaitai. O
le tele o nisi o faafitauli i Samoa, o faafitauli i le va o alii ma tamaitai. O nisi o alii ua vaai maualalo
i tamaitai. O nisi foi o tamaitai ua vaai maualalo i alii. E vaili e le ituaiga faitau lea pe le o le va
faaitu’aiga na afua na afua ai ona feeseeseai Kaino ma Apelu. E vaai foi le ituaga faitau lea, poo le
a le itu’aiga Atua o iai i le tala, poo se Tama poo se Tina. Lona uiga, e eseese le faitau a le alii ma le
tamaitai, poo le tina ma le Tama i le tala nei aua e eseese o latou ituaiga ma siomaga.
(6) Faafitauli o le faakoloneina - afai tatou te faaaoga le itulagi o faafitauli o le faakoloneina o
tatou tagata e toe faitauina ai le tala ia Kaino ma Apelu, aemaise o lagona taotaomia, tuulafoaina,
sauaina, ma lagona saili malo, e ta’ua le ituaiga faitau lea o le ‘post-colonial reading’ poo le faitau
mai lagona faakoloneina. O upu puleaga faakolone (colonial power or rule) e faaupu ai pulega, paeaega, gagana, faiga, tulafono, aiaiga, talitonuga, aganuu, poo ni mataupu silisili/telosia o loo pulea ai
e atunuu tetele atunuu laiti, poo tagata malolosi ia tagata vaivai. Peitai, e ui lava foi ua tele malo ua
tutoatasi ma saoloto e pei o Samoa, ae o loo faakoloneina pea i latou faalemafaufau, faaletamaoaiga,
faalelotu, ma faaleaoaoga.
I lea ituaiga faitau, e vaai pe le o pulega i totonu o le ‘aiga na afua ai lea ituaiga faitau, e vaai
pe le o pulega i totonu o aiga na afua ai ona fasiotia e Kaino lona uso o Apelu. Pe le o le pogai o le
faafitauli ona o le taumafai o Kaino ia taofi mau pea lona malosiaga faaulumatua (colonial power.)
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PASIA SENATE PILI PAKETI FAAOPOOPO NA PASIA FAIPULE
E 15-0 le palota fulisia a le maota maualuga
na latou pasia ai le pili o le paketi toe fa’aopoopo
sa talosagaina e le kovana, lea na pasia e le maota
o sui i le vaiaso na te’a nei.
O le pili mo le paketi fa’aopoopo e $2.5
miliona, sa talosagaina e le faigamalo mo le
fa’amoemoe e fa’atupe ai ni isi o ana galuega
fa’ataoto mo le tausaga tupe lenei.
O alagatupe e tolu o lo o faamoemoe e
fa’atupe mai ai lenei tulafono taufa’aofi e aofia
ai le $992,5000 lea na ‘veto’ e le kovana mai le
paketi sa pasia e le Fono Faitulafono, $1.3 miliona lea na toe fa’afo’i mai i se faletupe mai
Vietnam, ma le $300,000 e maua mai i le totogi
o uta mo Manu’a.
ALO FONO LE FAUTASI TUAI
A FAGATOGO MO LE FU’A
Ua fa’alauiloa e le peresetene o le Senate ia
Gaoteote Palaie Tofau i luma o le maota maualuga ananafi, le taliaina lea e le afioaga o Fagatogo o se la talosaga ma le Fofoga Fetalai ia
Savali Talavou Ale, mo se avanoa e aumai ai le
Fautasi tuai a le afioaga o le Iseulaolemoana e alo
e le aufaigaluega a le Fono Faitulafono.
Saunoa Gaoteote e faapea, talu ai o tulaga i
fa’aagatama o le fu’a atoa ai ma le taumafai ina
ia fa’amatagofie atili ta’aloga o le fu’a o lenei
tausaga, na mafua ai ona la savalia le afioaga, ma
ua taliaina fo’i e le afioaga ma le agaga fiafia le
talosaga. “Ina ne’i fesili ni isi o afioga i Senatoa
i le mafua’aga e pisi ai le aufaigaluega a le fono
i taimi e manava ai galuega, ia o le mafua’aga
lena, o le a pisi le aufaigaluega i koleniga mo le
tatou auva’a lea ua sauni e fai,” o le saunoaga lea
a Gaoteote.
Sa ia taua fo’i e fa’apea, ua atili ai ona fiafia le
afioga i Fagatogo ina ua mafai ona alo e le Fono
le latou Sa tuai, e le tau toe suea ai se va’a e muli
i le aso o le tuuga.
E pei ona fa’amaonia mai e le Komiti o le Fu’a
i le vaiaso na te’a nei ni isi o Sa ua fa’amaonia le
auai i le tuuga i lenei tausaga, e ui e le i mae’a ona
fa’amautuina le lisi o Sa e tausinio.
O ni isi o Sa ua fa’amaonia mai le tausinio e
aofia ai le Sa mai Samoa, Fealofani Samoa III mai
Fagasa, Aeto mai Pago Pago, Fuao mai Vatia, e 2
Sa o le Manuleletausala mai Nu’uuli, Taema ma
Leone, Matasaua mai Manu’a, Fetuoleafiafi mai
Fagaalu, ma Sa e 2 mai Aua.
LAPATAIA AFIOGA I SENATOA
INA IA AUAI I ILOILOGA
A o sauni atu ai le Senate mo lana iloiloga i le
taeao nei ma le Faatonusili o le Ofisa o Galuega
Lautele a le malo, ua lapataia ai e le Peresetene
o le Senate afioga i Senatoa o lo o masani ona
fa’asea i tulaga fa’aletonu i auala i totonu o latou
itumalo, ina ia auai uma i le iloiloga ma maua ai
so latou silafia i tali o fesili o lo o latou tu’u fesili
ai. Saunoa le afioga i le Tama’ita’i o le Ao ia Gaoteote Palaie Tofau i le taeao ananafi e fa’apea,
e le o se tulaga lelei le oo mai o le Fa’atonusili
e molimau ae leai ni senatoa e fai aga’i i ai le
iloiloga, aemaise lava i afioga i senatoa o lo o
fa’asea i tulaga fa’aletonu o auala.
O le feiloaiga a afioga i senatoa ma le faatonusili o le Ofisa o Galuega Lautele a le malo i le
taeao nei, na afua mai lea i le tele o fa’asea mai ni
isi o afioga i senatoa i tulaga fa’aletonu o lo o i ai
le tele o auala i le atunu’u.
Saunoa Tuiasina Esera e fa’apea, o le tulaga
matuia o lo o i ai le auala i Vailoa, ua tele vaega
o le auala ua aia i le sami, ma ua taei fo’i poloka
sima o lo o poloka ai le itu i le sami o le auala.
O le iloiloga ma le tama’ita’i fa’atonusili ia
Faleosina Voigt i le taeao nei, o le a fa’amanino
ai tulaga o galuega ua tele tausaga o fa’aauau mai
a le malo, e pei o taligalu ma auala.
by SAM
“OVA $10,000 NA FAALELEI AI MALO MA MASEFAU”
E ofo fa’amaga le Fafige Faikakala ina ua taia lana fa’alogo i
uaealesi mosooi e feavea’i e le matagi, fai mai e silia i le $10,000
le tinoitupe na malaga ma sui o le malo e fai ai le fa’aleleiga ma
le afioaga i Masefau, ona o le fa’aiuga ua faia e aveese mai ai le
pese ma le siva o le fu’a mai ia Masefau ae tu’u atu i le afioaga i
Nu’uuli. Ta’atia la ni isi lava mea sa tutupu ma le mafua’aga o le
vevesi, ae o le itu e ofo fa’amaga ai le gutu o le Fafige Faikakala,
o lea e tau saili ni tupe mo le falema’i, tele manaoga tau tupe o
lo o alia’e mai i le malo i le taimi nei, ma le anoanoa’i lava o isi
mau itu e alaga tatau ai ona fa’asao tupe a le malo, a o lenei ua
pei o le tufaina o le pepa lole tupe a le malo. E talitonu le Fafige
Faikakala, ua tatau le malaga a le malo e fai se leleiga ma le
afioaga i Masefau ona o le suiga fa’afuase’i ua latou faia, ae o
le fa’aaoga ai o tupe a le malo e fa’atino ai fuafuaga fa’apenei,
o se fa’aiuga ua tumu i le le alofa ma le fa’atautala. O le itu e
ofo ai le Fafige Faikakala, e lei talia e le afioaga le tupe ae sa
toe fa’afo’i i le malo, ona o le agaga o lo o tau su’e ni tupe mo
le fu’a, aemaise ai fo’i le falema’i o lo o tulaga pagatia, peita’i o
le tagi a le Maoputasi e pei ona taua e se uo loomatua a le Fafige
Faikakala fai mai, “Se aua le popole o lea fa’atoa uma ona taulia
le Pone, o lea la e mamafa le malo.” Talofa i le tulaga pagatia o
le a aga’i atu i ai le atunu’u aemaise lava i tagata faigaluega uma
o lo o i ai o latou sao i le atina’eina o le tamaoaiga o malo e ala
i lafoga tatipi, ona o lea lava e pologa i le fa’atinoina o galuega
mamafa e pei o le safui’a ma isi galuega, ae pei lava o le meanoa
i Kama Makukua le afu sisina o le atunu’u. Faamalo le galulue i
le atunu’u ma tagata faigaluega uma, onosa’i pea i faiga le alofa
o loo vaaia, aua ne’i galo, e tuai lava ae fai mai. Fai atu ai fo’i.
“O SE UA ILOA LE MEA LELEI E
FAI AE LE FAIA, O LE AGASALA”
Maua i le uaealesi mosooi a le Fafige Faikakala le to’atele o le
atunu’u o loo tu’u fesili i le fa’aiuga a le Senate ua faia e pasia ai
le pili na pasia e Faipule mo le paketi fa’aopoopo a le malo, e ui o
lea o loo latou fesiligia alagatupe o lo o fa’atupe ai lenei tulafono.
Tomumu le isi uo toeaina a le Fafige Faikakala ma fai mai, “Ou
te le iloa pe aisea ua pasia ai e senatoa le pili a le maota o sui, ae
o lea o lo o taoto le latou pili e tutusa lelei ma le pili lenei e le o
faia i ai sa latou faaiuga, ona o lea o loo latou silafia lelei, e le o
mautinoa lelei alagatupe o loo faamoemoe le malo e fa’atupe mai
ai le tulafono lenei.” Fesili loa le Fafige Faikakala i lana uo lea,
“O le a la sau fika e fai i le mea lea ua fai e afioga i Senatoa,” ae
na ata lana uo ma fai mai, “E leai lava se eseesega ma le upu a
le Tusi Paia fai mai, o se tagata na te iloa le mea lelei e fai ae le
faia, o le agasala lea. O lea o loo silafia lelei e afioga i Senatoa
e le o tulaga mautu alagatupe e fa’atupe mai ai lenei tulafono,
ae ua latou palota lava e pasia ona o le manatu, e le o se latou
pili o le pili a le maota o sui, ae o le itu e tatau ona silafia lelei e
Senatoa, tusa lava poo fea le maota e ana le pili, afai e tula’i mai
se fa’aletonu i le itu tau tupe a le malo, e a’afia uma ai lava le
atunu’u, ae le na o le maota o sui e a’afia ai”.
Woman recants, a Calif. man
freed after 18 years in prison
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — A man who spent 18 years in
prison for child molestation has been ordered released after his
victim recanted her abuse claims.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Wednesday that a
judge ordered the release of Luther Jones, 71, after his accuser
said her mother made her lie about the molestation.
The mother was in a child custody dispute with Jones in Lake
County about 120 miles north of San Francisco when the then
10-year-old girl made her claims two decades ago.
The accuser, now 30 years old, told the Lake County district
attorney’s office last week of her recantation. The accuser says she
was molested by another one of her mother’s boyfriends.
“We want to get (Jones) released as soon as possible,” said Lake
County District Attorney Don Anderson, who petitioned the court
for Jones’ release soon after the woman approached his office.
A Lake County superior court judge on Tuesday granted the
district attorney’s petition to release Jones, who is seriously ill and
housed at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton. He was
denied early release last year because of his medical condition,
which was not disclosed.
“Hopefully he lives long enough to enjoy some freedom at the
end of his life” said attorney Angela Carter, who represented Jones
at the court hearing.
Jones argues at his 1998 trial that his accuser’s mother was
trying to set up because of their child custody battle. The jury didn’t
believe Jones and he was sentenced to 27 years in prison for child
molestation. The district attorney is investigating whether to charge
the mother for coercing her daughter to lie. The district attorney
said he will investigate the accuser’s new claims of abuse as well.
samoa news, Thursday, February 18, 2016 Page B11
Ni isi o ali’i fusu mai le Kalapu Fusu a le Maliu Mai ma le latou faiaoga ia Sala Sanele Etuale i le mae’a ai o le ta’amilosaga a le King of the Rock Championships
[ata AF]
lea sa faia i le masina o Ianuari na te’a nei i Pago Pago.
➧ fusu’aga…
Mai itulau B9
lea ua to’atele ana tama fusu ua
fusu fa’a polofesa.
Saunoa atili Mapu e fa’apea,
e le fa’aepa ua teena e le ASBF
le lu’i a Toleafoa ona o le fefefe
e talia le lu’i, ae ona ua le toe
manana’o lava sui o le ASBF
e toe i ai se avanoa e galulue
fa’atasi ai ma Toleafoa, ona o
mea sa tutupu i tausaga ua mavae
i le taumafaiga mai lava o le
ta’aloga fusu i Amerika Samoa.
Ae ina ua fesiligia e le
Samoa News le afioga a Toleafoa i le fa’aiuga a le ASBF,
na soisoi le ali’i peresetene ma
saunoa e fa’apea, e leai sana
gaioiga e mafai ona toe fai pe
afai lava ua mumusu le ASBF e
talia lana lu’i.
“O lo o fia maimoa le
atunu’u i se ta’aloga i le va o
a’u tama fusu ma tama fusu a
le ASBF, e lelei fo’i lena e iloa
lelei ai poo ai le tama fusu o lo
o sili ona lelei, ma saili ai fo’i le
tama fusu e siamupini i aupaga
ta’itasi, ae afai o le fa’aiuga lea
a le ASBF, ua ou taliaina fo’i,”
o le saunoaga lea a Toleafoa.
O le vaiaso fou lea ua
fa’amoemoe ai Toleafoa e malaga
i Samoa mo le fa’amautuina mai
o se ‘au fusu e taaalo ma lana au
i le ta’amilosaga o le fu’a, lea ua
fa’amoemoe e faia i le po o le aso
15 Aperila, 2016.
O ni isi o tama fusu ua fusu
faapolofesa a Toleafoa o le
a fusu ai i lea po e aofia ai le
alii o Riley Tuala lea fa’atoa
tasi lana fusuaga fa’apolofesa i
Samoa i le tausaga na te’a nei,
ma le ali’i o Sui Palauni lea o lo
o ia umia le fusi o le siamupini
i le aupaga o le Middleweight,
lea ua fa’amoemoe e liliu e
avea ma tama fusu fa’apolofesa
i le ta’amilosaga o le fu’a o le
tausaga nei. Na taua e Mapu i le
Samoa News e fa’apea, o le po
o le aso 16 Aperila, 2016 lea ua
fa’amoemoe e fa’ataunu’u ai le
latou ta’amilosaga o fusuaga o
le fu’a.
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Sauni le au Pi’i mo
le ta’amilosaga a le
Oceania i Niu Sila…
tusia Ausage Fausia
Le peresetene o le Asosi Pii a Amerika Samoa (ASWA) ia Ethan Lake i le taimi o koleniga a lana
‘au pii i le vaiaso nei, mo a latou tapenaga i le ta’amilosaga a le Oceania Wrestling Championships
[ata AF]
lea e faia i Niu Sila i le masina fou.
tusia Ausage Fausia
ROMEO PERETANIA
O le aso 10 Mati lea ua fa’atulaga e tu’uina atu ai le fa’aiuga a le fa’amasinoga maualuga fa’asaga
i le mataupu e pei ona tu’uaia ai Romeo Peretania, i lona le usitaia lea o tuutuuga o lana nofovaavaaia
sa tu’uina atu e le fa’amasinoga, ina ua ia le alu e asi le Ofisa Faanofovaavaaia i masina ta’itasi, e pei
ona poloaina ai o ia e le fa’amasinoga maualuga.
Na fesili le afioga i le ali’i fa’amasino sili ia Michael Kruse ia Peretania pe aisea ua ia manatu ai
ua ia le usitaia tuutuuga o lana nofovaavaaia, ae na tali le ua molia e fa’apea, sa fa’atonu o ia e le
ofisa nofovaavaaia e alu atu i le aso e sosoo ai mo le faia o lana siaki ina ia iloa ai po o ia fa’aaogaina
fualaau fa’asaina, peita’i e lei alu, ae na fa’atoa alu i le aso Gafua o le vaiaso na sosoo ai.
Na fa’ailoa e Peretania i luma o le fa’amasinoga maualuga ananafi, atonu o lona le malamalama
i le fa’atonuga sa tu’uina atu e le ofisa faanofovaavaaia ua mafua ai ona ia le usitaia tuutuuga o lana
nofovaavaaia.
Sa ia fa’atoese i le fa’amasinoga maualuga i lona fa’atamala ua mafua ai ona tula’i mai le mataupu
e pei ona toe a’afia ai o ia i le tulafono.
O le masina na te’a nei na taofia fa’apagota ai Peretania, i le mae’a ai lea ona faila e le Ofisa Nofovaavaaia sana talosaga i le fa’amasinoga mo sana poloaiga e pu’e fa’apagota ai le ua molia, i lona le
usitaia lea o tuutuuga o lana nofovaavaaia.
O lo o taofia pea le ua molia i le toese e fa’atali le tu’uina atu o se fa’aiuga a le fa’amasinoga mo
lana mataupu i le masina fou.
IOSE ATOFAU
O le ali’i lea na ia taumafai e tu’i se ali’i leoleo a o taumafai leoleo e loka se ali’i sa masalomia
lona fa’afoeina o se ta’avale a’o ‘ona i le po o le aso 23 Ianuari 2016, ua fa’anofovaavaaia nei o ia mo
le umi e 6 masina i lalo o poloaiga mai le fa’amasinoga e ao ona usita’i i ai.
O ni isi o poloaiga na tu’uina atu e le afioga i le ali’i Fa’amasino ia Fiti Sunia i le ali’i o Iose
Atofau, ina ua ta’usala o ia i le moliaga o le fa’atupu vevesi i nofoaga faitele e aofia ai lona totogi
o le salatupe e $100, fa’asa ona ia toe tagofia le ava malosi, fualaau fa’asaina poo lona soliina o se
tulafono, ae ua poloaina o ia e auai i ni aoga fa’afaufatua e fesoasoani ai i le tulaga o le loto ita.
O le fa’alavelave e pei ona ta’usala ai Atofau na tula’i mai i le taimi ao pisi ai leoleo i le po o le
aso 23 Ianuari na te’a nei e loka se ali’i na maua o ia fa’afoeina se ta’avale ao ‘ona.
Na taua i fa’amaumauga a le fa’amasinoga le oso o Atofau i fafo mai lana ta’avale ma savali atu
ua tu’i se ali’i leoleo sa auai i le lokaina o le ali’i ave ta’avale na a’afia, peita’i sa misi lana tu’i ma
laga atu ai loa leoleo ma pu’e fa’apagota o ia.
Ina ua fesiligia e Sunia ia Atofau i le mafua’aga sa ia faia ai lea gaioiga, ae na tali le ua molia, na
te le o manatuaina le fa’alavelave sa tula’i mai i le po e pei ona taua, ona sa matua ova lava lona ‘ona.
E 10 aso na manatu le fa’amasinoga e loka ai Atofau i le toese, peita’i ua fa’amalumalu lona
tuliina o ia aso, fuafua lava i lona usitaia o poloaiga o lana nofovaavaaia.
NATHAN NIKO
O le vaiaso na te’a nei na faila ai e le malo le moliaga mamafa o le ave ta’avale ao se’i laisene
fa’asaga ia Nathan Niko, e mafua mai i le fa’alavelave lea na maua ai o ia i le lua vaiaso talu ai i
Tafuna o lo o ia fa’afoeina se ta’avale ao ‘ona.
O le masina o Iulai o le tausaga na te’a nei na se’i ai e le fa’amasinoga fa’aitumalo le laisene a
Niko, ina ua ta’usala o ia i le moliaga o le ave ta’avale, ma poloaina ai loa o ia e aua ne’i ona toe
fa’afoeina se ta’avale.
O le moliaga o le ave ta’avale ao se’i le laisene, o se solitulafono mamafa e mafai ona faasala ai
se tasi i le toese mo le umi e le silia i le 5 tausaga, ae fa’amalosia ai le tuli o aso e 90 i le toese, atoa
ai ma le salatupe e le silia i le $5,000.
Ua toe lua nei vaiaso o lo o totoe ona malaga loa lea o le ‘au
Pi’i a Amerika Samoa e tausinio i le ta’amilosaga a le Oceania
Wrestling Championships, lea e fa’atautaia i Aukilani, Niu Sila i
le amataga o le masina fou o Mati.
I se fa’atalatalanoaga ma le Peresetene o le Asosi Pi’i a Amerika
Samoa (ASWA) ia Ethan Lake, sa ia fa’amaonia mai ai i le Samoa
News tulaga maualuga ua i ai tapenaga a le ‘au a le atunu’u i le
taimi nei, atoa ai ma a latou ta’amilosaga e lua o lo o totoe ao
lumana’i ai lo latou tu’u va’a ese atu mo Niu Sila.
“E to’a 13 le ‘au lea ua fa’amoemoe e auina atu i Niu Sila e fai
ma sui o Amerika Samoa, fa’atasi ai ma isi ali’i pi’i mai Tonga o
lo o matou koleni fa’atasi, o i laua ia o le a fai ma sui o Tonga i le
ta’amilosaga lenei i Niu Sila,” o le saunoaga lea a Lake.
O le aso Toona’i lea ua fa’amoemoe e faia ai le ta’amilosaga
fa’ai’u i le va o au pi’i fa’alotoifale, ao lumana’i ai lo latou tuua o le
atunu’u i le aso 2 Mati ma le fa’amoeoe e toe taliu mai i le aso 14 o
Mati. Saunoa Lake e fa’apea, e pei ona masani ai le ‘au Pii i le tele
o ta’amilosaga sa masani ai ona tausinio i taimi ua tuana’i, latou te
fo’i mai lava i le atunu’u ma pine, o le tulaga fo’i lena o lo o latou
vaavaai mamao i ai, o le manumalo lea i ni pine mo le tapuaiga a
le atunu’u. O tulaga fa’afitauli o lo o tu’utaia ai taumafaiga a le ‘au
i le taimi nei, i le itu tau tupe, peita’i na taua e le ali’i peresetene e
fa’apea, sa latou amata saili tupe mai lava i le tausaga na te’a nei,
ma o lo o fa’aauau pea e oo mai i le taimi nei ma le fa’amoemoe, o
le a mafai lava ona fa’atupe le malaga i tupe ua maua fa’atasi ai ma
se fesoasoani sa maua atu i le vaega a le ASNOC.
I le atina’eina ai o le ta’aloga Pii i Amerika Samoa, o lo o galulue pea le ASWA i auala e mafai ai ona auina atu alii ta’aalo e
aooga i Amerika mo le fa’alauteleina o lo latou silafia i le ta’aloga.
Na taua e Lake le i ai o ni sui se to’a ono a le ASWA o lo o
aooga i lalo o ni avanoa sikolasipi i Amerika i le taimi nei, ma le
fa’amoemoe o loo i ai isi sui fou e aofia ai ma se tama’ita’i o lo o
fuafua e malaga fo’i e aooga i lalo o nei avanoa sikolasipi.
➧ TALA MAI SAMOA…
Mai itulau B9
FAAULU TAGI SUI TAUVA I LE FAAMASINOGA
Na lauina i luma o le Faamasinoga Maualuga i le vaiaso nei ia
mataupu e iva e faatatau i le faiga palota lautele a le atunuu o lo o
loma nei, o tagi a sui tauva ma nisi o afioaga faasaga i nisi o a latou
sui tauva. O lo o aofia ai i ia tagi le tagi ua faaulu e le alii palemia,
le susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, faasaga i le sui tauva o le
a la tauva mo le nofoa o le itumalo Lepa, le susuga Tu’ula Kiliri
Tuitui. O lo o tuuaia e Tuilaepa ia Tu’ula i le le faia o ni ana monotaga mo le umi moomia e tolu tausaga. O isi tagi o lo o tuuaia ai
le le faia o monotaga a sui tauva e aofia ai le tagi a Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao faasaga i le tamaitai o lo o la tauva, o
Faaulusau Rosa Duffy-Stowers, o le tagi a Amituanai Fagaivalu
Kenrick ma alii ma faipule o lona afioaga faasaga ia Leo’o Tautalatasi Adams, o le tagi a alii ma faipule o Solosolo faasaga ia
Leuluaialii Ituau Ale ma le tagi a Faumuina Tiatia Liuga faasaga
ia Le Tagaloa Pita. Peitai o lo o tetee Le Tagaloa i lea tagi ma na
ia faaalia, e le faia ni monotaga a se Papa. Ua faaulu foi le tagi a
Faumuina faasaga ia Tiatia Mapesone Malo i le tuuaiga e le i atoa
le tolu tausaga sosoo o alala i Samoa. O lo o tauva uma i latou
mo le nofoa o le itumalo Palauli-Le-Falefa. O isi tagi i le le atoa
o le tolu tausaga e aofia ai le tagi a Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau
faasaga ia Fuatimau Maumea Leniu ma le Sui Komesina o Faiga
Palota, o le tagi a Seuoti Sheryl Fialuma Muagututia faasaga ia
Semau Faamau Levi ma le Sui Komesina o Faiga Palota. O lo o
faaulu foi le tagi a Amituanai Fagaivalu Kenrick faasaga ia Taula
Faulaau ona o moliaga i le tulafono na molia muamua ai o ia. O le
aso ataeao o le a toe iloilo ai nei mataupu i le Faamasinoga.
TAAALO LE SAMOA ‘A’ MA LE MELBOURNE REBELS
O le aso ananafi na taaalo ai le Samoa ‘A’ ma le au a Melepone,
Ausetalia lea e auai i le taamilosaga o lakapi faapolofesa o le Super
Rugby, le Melbourne Rebels, ma o lea taaloga na faia i Melepone,
Ausetalia. Na faaalia e le alii faiaoga ulu, le susuga Mailo Potu
Leavasa, o se taaloga taua lea mo le Samoa ‘A’ a o tapena atu mo
le taamilosaga o le ipu o le Pasefika lea e faia i Fiti mai le aso 8 e
oo i le aso 22 o le masina fou. Fai mai a ia, o se avanoa le aumaua
lenei i le i ai lea o se taaloga faavevela faapenei ma se tasi o au lelei
i le taamilosaga o le Super Rugby, ma o le a iloa ai foi le tulaga
ua i ai le tomai ma le agavaa aemaise o le manava a tama taaalo o
le Samoa ‘A’ a o lei agai atu i le ipu o le Pasefika. O le au la a le
Samoa ‘A’ na filifilia mo lea taaloga e aofia ai; Jake Grey, Tietie
Tuimauga, Siliva Tapu, Valentine Meager, Semiperive Semeane,
Tumama Tulua, Talaga Lofipo, Mikaele Tapili, Lester Sefo, Greg
Foe, Nissan Aitui, Oneone Faafou, Joseph Fuimaono, Melani Matavao, Vaiofoga Simanu, Sofara Ma’i, Sefano Hunt, Faialaga Afamasaga, Sam Franklin, Isaia Petelo, Faleniu Iosi, Vaovasa Afa, Titi
Esau. E oo mai i le taimi o lenei lomiga e lei amatalia le taaloga.
samoa news, Thursday, February 18, 2016 Page B13
Sailia mamao mai lana
uo mamae Maligi Koa
Tala ‘oto’oto
o le Pasefika
faaliliu AF
tusia: Leua Aiono Frost
TAUMAFAI FASIOTI LE OTI LAUULU
Ua molia nei se tamaitai e 29 tausaga le matua i le moliaga o le taumafai e fasioti se tagata, e
mafua mai i le fa’alavelave lea na ia taumafai ai e fasioti le ali’i oti ulu lea sa otiina lona ulu. I ripoti
sa taua ai e fa’apea, o le faalavelave na tula’i mai ina ua mae’a ona oti le ulu o le tamaitai o Adrian
Blanche, ona ia tuua loa lea o lea nofoaga ae fo’i atu i ana feau masani, ae pe tusa o le 20 minute
mulimuli ane na toe fo’i ane ai o ia i le faleoti ulu ma fa’alala se tama’i fana i le muaulu o le ali’i oti
ulu ma fai i ai, pe aisea ua mataga ai le otiina o lona ulu.
Na vave ona logo e ni isi leoleo ma aga’i atu ai loa leoleo ma pu’e fa’apagota lenei tama’ita’i.
Afai ae fa’amaonia e le fa’amasinoga le moliaga ua tu’uaia ai o ia, e ono mafai ona fa’asala o ia i
le toese mo le olaga.
LOKA ALII TALAVOU INA UA IA FA’AILOA O IA E SE FOMA’I
E 18 tausaga o se ali’i mai South Florida na taofia e leoleo i le aso ananafi ma molia i lona faalauiloa o ia o se foma’i, atoa ai ma lona faia o se togafitiga o se ali’i leoleo sa ma’i, aemaise ai o lona
tu’uina atu o ni fautuaga fa’a foma’i i le ali’i leoleo.
O le alii o Malachi Love-Robinson na loka ina ua mae’a ona ia faia se siaki mo se ali’i
leoleo, faatasi ai ma lona tu’uina atu o ni fautuaga fa’a foma’i i lea ali’i leoleo. Na taua e leoleo
e fa’apea, e le gata sa laei lenei ali’i pei o se foma’i, ae ua ia fa’aigoaina fo’i lana pisinisi fa’a
foma’i o le New Birth.
TA’UTINO ALI’I FA’A PAPA POMU E TO’ALUA I O LA MOLIAGA
E to’alua ni ali’i sa tu’uaia e le malo o Thailand i lo la auai lea i le fa’apapaina o pomu na maliliu
ai le silia i le to’a 20 tagatanu’u i le masina o Aokuso 2015 ua la tali ioe i moliaga fa’asaga ia tei
laua, ma ua avea lo la tali ioe ma itu ua faigofie ai ona maluelue loto o isi alii e to’a 5 o lo o tumau
pea lo latou tali tete’e i tu’uaiga fa’asaga ia tei latou.
O le vaiaso nei na tali ioe ai alii e to’alua i o la moliaga e aofia ai le faia o gaioiga faaterorisi,
ma ua faamoemoe o le masina fou e lau ai a la faasalaga. Ae mo alii e to’alima o lo o tete’e pea, ua
fa’amoemoe o le masina fou fo’i e toe valaau ai a latou mataupu.
OSOFA’I FITAIFTA RUSIA VAEGA TETE’E I SURIA
O lo o fa’aaua pea osofaiga a le vaega o fitafita a Rusia i totonu o le malo o Suria, ma ua fa’aalia
le to’atele o fitafita o le vaega tete’e ua mae’a ona fasiotia i le tele o nei osofaiga. I ni ripoti mai Suria
na taua ai e fitafita Rusia le mafai lea ona latou pulea ni isi o nofoaga i totonu o le malo o Suria sa
pulea ma nofoia e fitafita tete’e, e aofia ai ma i latou e fesootai atu i le vaega fa’atupu fa’alavelave a
le ISIS. O galuega a fitafita mai Rusia e pei ona faia i le taimi nei, o le taumafai lea ina ia toe aveese
mai nuu ma aai o lo o pulea faamalosi e fitafita tete’e a Suria.
➧ COLLEGE BASKETBALL…
Continued from page B4
plays four consecutive games against ranked teams beginning Saturday at No. 5
North Carolina.
Virginia Tech (13-13, 5-8) lost to Miami for the fifth time in a row.
NO. 12 ARIZONA 99, ARIZONA STATE 61
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Allonzo Trier scored 20 points, Ryan Anderson added
15 and Arizona manhandled Arizona State in its second-most lopsided victory in
the series.
Arizona (21-5, 10-4 Pac-12) got off to a quick start, withstood a brief rally and
overwhelmed the smaller Sun Devils at both ends with a 29-6 run spanning halftime.
The Wildcats leaned on Arizona State with their size to pour it on from there,
finishing with 38 more points in the paint and a 50-26 rebounding advantage.
Kaleb Tarczewski grabbed 15 of those rebounds, with Anderson and Trier each
finishing with eight.
Dusan Ristic scored 16 points, Gabe York and Kadeem Allen had 12 each and
Arizona shot 57 percent.
The Sun Devils (14-13, 4-10) shot 32 percent. Obinna Oleka and Andre Spight
each had 15 points.
SAINT JOSEPH’S 79, NO. 15 DAYTON 70
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DeAndre’ Bembry had 16 points and 13 rebounds,
and Saint Joseph’s beat Dayton for its fourth straight win and 11th in 12 games.
Aaron Brown added 14 points, and Isaiah Miles had 12 points — all in the second
half — 12 rebounds and five assists to help Saint Joseph’s (22-4, 11-2) move into a
tie with Dayton and VCU for the Atlantic 10 lead. It was the Hawks’ first win over
a ranked opponent since they beat then-No. 23 VCU in the A-10 championship on
March 6, 2014.
Charles Cooke scored 16 points for Dayton. The Flyers (21-4, 11-2), off to their
best start in coach Archie Miller’s five-year tenure, had won nine in a row.
NO. 18 LOUISVILLE 72, SYRACUSE 58
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Damion Lee scored 15 points, Trey Lewis added 14
and Louisville pulled away in the second half to beat Syracuse.
The Cardinals (20-6, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a two-game slide,
shooting 56 percent in the second half. They held the Orange to 38 percent shooting
to stop their five-game winning streak and hand them their worst loss this season.
Chinanu Onuaku added 13 points and 15 rebounds for Louisville.
Trevor Cooney scored 19 points for the Orange (18-9, 8-6).
NO. 22 INDIANA 80, NEBRASKA 64
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Troy Williams scored 18 points, Robert Johnson
had 13 and Indiana beat Nebraska to pull into a tie for the Big Ten lead.
Iowa’s surprising loss at Penn State provided an opening for the Hoosiers (21-6,
11-3), and Williams made sure they took advantage of the opportunity. He went 8
for 9 from the field and also had five rebounds and three assists.
Jack McVeigh had 17 points for Nebraska (14-13, 6-8), and Andrew White III
added 15 points.
Ina ua tusia le tala e fa’atatau ia Charles ma Moana Hatcher
o Vaitogi, i le vaitau o le fa’atauaina o tautua a i latou o Fitafita
Tuai ia Novema 11, 2014, ma mafai ona fa’asalalauina i luga o
le www.samoanews.com ma sa tu’uina e se tasi i le uepesite a
le Marine Corp, MARINES.TOGETHERWESERVED.COM ma
o’o ina tau ane ai loa se tasi o uo mamae a lenei ali’i fitafita sa la’ua
tiute fa’atasi i le vaitausaga o le 1960, ma toe taumafai mai loa e
feso’ota’i mai ina ia maua se taimi e toe talatalanoa ai i na vaitau
a’o talavou, ma tautiga fa’atasi i le tautua i le vaega a le Maligi
Koa a le malo tele.
O lana tusi sa fa’ato’ai mai i le Samoa News, ina ia taumafai
ona toe o’o se feso’ota’iga i Charles Hatcher ma lona to’alua. O
le faigata o lo’o i ai, ona o le tama e matele lava ina nofo fale ae
fealua’i mai le faletua o Moana e fa’afiafia i tina ma tama o lo’o
gasolo i le Potu Fa’amama Toto a le falema’i o le LBJ i Fagaalu.
Ina ua maua se feso’ota’iga, ma sa matua ata le ali’i Maligi
Koa ina ua fa’ailoa atu i ai, o lo’o tausailia o ia e lana uo sa la’ua
tiute fa’atasi o James Hues mai Oaklahoma. O Charles e iloa lelei
e Hues e sau mai Tennessee.
O sana fa’amatalaga e ao ina fa’ailoa mai ia Hatcher, “Na ou alu
i tua mai le Maligi ia Ianuari 28, 1967. Toe fo’i i Oaklahoma ma
toe fa’aaoga ai le GI Bill e a’oga ma sailia ai sona olaga fou.” Ua
ia fa’amatala mai, “Ina ua maua le fa’ailoga sa amata faigaluega
loa i le Pisinisi o le Aerospace. Ina ua mae’a le tele o tausaga i lena
galuega, sa toe suia lana galuega i le Matagaluega o Fa’amasinoga
a lona setete, ma le falemeli i Oaklahoma lava.”
“Ona soso’o lea ma le fai o lo’u aiga e to’alua si ana fanau,
tama ma le teine, peita’i, na toe maliu lo’u atali’i lea i le 21 o ona
tausaga. I le taimi nei ua ou litaea ma ua ou fiafia tele ua toe va’ai i
le ata o Charles ma Moana, e ui ina ua ma’ua matutua lava!”
“Charles ma Moana Hatcher, afai e te lua fia maua uma lava ata
ma feso’ota’iga ma isi uso Maligi Koa sa tatou tiute, e mafai ona
lua o i luga o le Uepesite lena, ma matamata ai, o i’ina fo’i sa ou
saili ai ma maua ane ai le ala lea ua feso’ota’i ai i tatou.”
Ua fa’ailoa mai e Hues ua atoa nei lona 73 tausaga ma ua
fa’asolo fo’i le olaga ina le toe mafai ona feoa’i, ae le mafai na
galo vaitau o le mafutaga i le Maligi, i tiute fa’atino ae maise o le
malosi sa sili ona mo’omia e fa’aaoga ai.
IOC cites high use of existing
venues in 2024 Olympic bids
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC praised the four cities bidding for
the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday for relying heavily on existing and temporary
facilities to cut costs and avoid white elephants.
Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Budapest, Hungary, delivered their first detailed
bid files to the International Olympic Committee by Wednesday’s deadline.
IOC President Thomas Bach said the projects were “fully in line” with his
“Olympic Agenda 2020” program, which seeks to reduce the costs of bidding for
and hosting the games.
“For all four, there is a clear focus on sustainable development, legacy and in
particular how the facilities are going to be used after the Olympic Games,” Bach
said in a statement.
Jacqueline Barrett, the IOC associate director dealing with bid cities, said the
four candidates “are making use of an extremely high percentage of existing and
temporary venues, possibly the most ever.”
“The plans receive indicate very thoughtful consideration of what the cities and
their people need for the future,” she said.
The IOC will select the host city in September 2017. Wednesday’s submission
of the first bid details marked one of the milestones of the two-year campaign.
Paris and Los Angeles are both bidding to host the games for a third time. Paris
hosted in 1900 and 1924, while Los Angeles held the games in 1932 and 1984.
Rome staged the 1960 Olympics, while Budapest is seeking to bring the games to
Hungary for the first time.
Rome, Paris and Los Angeles all held events Wednesday to promote their bids.
Budapest has run a much lower-key campaign. The IOC is determined to bring
down costs in the wake of criticism over the reported overall $51 billion price tag
associated with the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Much of the spending
went toward long-term development of the Black Sea resort.
The Sochi costs scared off a number of potential European bid cities for the
2022 Winter Games. Several proposed bids were rejected in referendums, and four
cities pulled out during the race. Only two cities were left in the running, with Beijing defeating Almaty, Kazakhstan, in last year’s IOC vote.
The 2024 race was also affected when Hamburg was forced to drop out after its
bid was rejected by voters in the German port city.
Wednesday’s bid files were submitted to the IOC on USB keys for the first time,
rather than heavy books. Under a new bid process, the cities must deliver files
on different themes on three different occasions over the course of the campaign.
Wednesday’s submissions covered “vision, games concept and strategy.” The next
files, covering governance, legal and venue funding, are due by Oct. 7. 2016. The
third submission, covering games delivery, experience and venue legacy, is due in
February 2017. Unlike in previous bid contests, there will be no cut-down phase
or short-listing of finalists. All four candidates are expected to go the distance,
samoa news, Thursday, February 18, 2016
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Universal Crossword
Edited by Timothy E. Parker February 18, 2016
ACROSS
1 Carplike fish
5 Hired thugs
10 Recipe
meas.
14 Primo rating
15 Judging
group
16 Miscellaneous
medley
17 Knocked out
20 Crumble to
the sea, as
shoreline
21 Tiger’s rival,
sometimes
22 Cigarette
ingredient
23 “Good ___!”
(praise for
a batter)
26 “Yuck!”
27 Org. of
Wizards and
Warriors
30 Lip-___
(mouth the
words)
32 Letters on an
ambulance
34 Lightheaded?
36 Have great
respect for
39 “___ on a
true story”
40 Throwing a
match, in
the ring
42 Iranian
language
44 Give, as
blood
45 Raises cattle
47 Game, ___
and match
48 Cleaning
cloths
52 Drink
refresher
2/18
53 Letters on a
tachometer
55 Amniotic ___
57 ’60s war
zone,
informally
58 Faunas’ kin
61 What cats
and rats do?
63 Give up
67 Flue dirt
68 Guided trips
69 Bulb measure
70 Identifies
71 “Forest
and Dove”
painter Max
72 Caustic
materials
DOWN
1 Middies’
opponents
2 Hip
appendage?
3 Like new
clothes on
the rack
4 Assume
a stooped
posture
5 Where IRS
forms are
made
6 Small-boat
mover
7 Not fooled
by
8 1960s jacket
eponym
9 Santa’s
vehicle
10 Hammer,
for one
11 Puritanical
person
12 What God
says not
to do
13 It may call
the kettle
black
18 Professional
payment
19 Share an
apartment
24 Bigfoot’s
cousin
25 Correct a
manuscript
28 Buzzing
insect
29 Stick in
31 Stop
33 Lily family
members
35 Four-time
Wimbledon
champ Rod
37 Hard-luck
area
38 Currycombs
comb them
40 Arboreal
amphibian
41 Computer
input or
output
42 “Most
Wanted” org.
43 Rainbow, e.g.
46 Elfish one
49 “As I was
saying ...”
50 Reproductive
cell
51 Runs a blast
furnace
54 Bruce
Wayne’s
home, for
one
56 Old PC
display part
59 Land
parcels
60 Take aback
62 Wolf’s wail
63 Little sister
of 10-Across
64 Unharden
a garden
65 Stats for
sluggers
(Abbr.)
66 Fish story
suffix?
PREVIOUS PUZZLE ANSWER
2/17
© 2016 Universal Uclick
www.upuzzles.com
BOX SET By Kenneth Holt
Thursday,
February 18,
2016
Happy Birthday: Good things will come your way if you are patient and let your intuition lead the way. Don’t be
afraid to be different or to share your vision with others. Think outside the box and use your wit and charm to attract
positive attention and get the help you need to follow through with your plans. Love others unconditionally and be
accepting and kind. Your numbers are 5, 17, 21, 24, 31, 38, 42.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Work alone if that’s what it takes to get things done your way. Don’t wait around for
help -- do what you want to do quickly and efficiently to avoid being questioned. Keep a secret to avoid opposition
or interference. ✸✸
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Try to get along with your peers to avoid a problem at work. Refrain from making
personal changes to the way you look or what you believe in. Wait until you are certain about what you want to do
before taking action. ✸✸✸✸
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Check out new job opportunities. Consider how your skills and talents can fit into the
current economic trends and market yourself accordingly. Showing affection and charm will win favors from someone
you love. Travel plans should be made. ✸✸✸
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Revisit the past and document the things you want to remember. Make a change
at home that will give you more space or result in more people or pets living with you. Don’t be afraid to do things
differently. ✸✸✸
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You could use a change. Whether you decide to go on sabbatical or just a short vacation,
it will do you good. You need time to yourself in order to make a wise choice about your future prospects. ✸✸✸
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get out and have some fun. Take part in events that you are interested in and make a difference. Good fortune will arise through the people you meet. Express your emotions and take positive action. ✸✸✸✸
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make plans. This is not the time to sit around waiting for people and things to come to
you. Use your charm and intelligence to get ahead. Network and you will make an impression that will lead to greater
confidence and better partnerships. ✸✸
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Travel, attend an exhibit or sign up for a self-awareness course, and you will meet
unusual people and discover alternative ways to put your talents to good use. Don’t miss out because someone is
unwilling to take part. ✸✸✸✸✸
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make a choice not to overspend or indulge. Put your money in a safe place and
refuse to let anyone talk you into doing something foolish. Romance is highlighted, but shouldn’t put you in debt. You
can’t buy love. ✸✸✸
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do whatever it takes to impress someone who can help you change your financial or legal status. A little extra thought regarding how you can be more entertaining will help you attract promising
job offers. ✸✸✸
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a break in order to figure out how you want to move forward. Life changes have
sent you into a tailspin, and taking time to assess, regroup and make wise choices will be in your best interest. ✸✸✸
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll be forced to reevaluate your past and present in order to build a brighter future.
Don’t be afraid to start over. New beginning may be difficult, but can also be rejuvenating. Clear the way to freedom
and good fortune. ✸✸✸✸✸
Birthday Baby: You are spontaneous, empathetic and mindful. You are persuasive and caring.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
PARENTS STILL WORRY ABOUT KIDS EVEN AFTER THEY’VE GROWN UP
DEAR ABBY: At least “Renee in Oregon” (Sept. 10), who asked her adult daughters for their friends’ phone numbers, cares enough to want someone to call if her adult children don’t respond. I didn’t regard her request as nosy or
overbearing, simply so she’d have a “just in case” number. Renee’s daughters sound like ungrateful brats who don’t
care anything about worrying their parents.
I’m thankful my four adult children will text me in response to my call to let me know they are OK. I have never had
a problem getting a contact number from them for a neighbor or friend. Two of them offered the information without
my asking. I have only had to call a contact once. Thank goodness it was only a matter of a stolen phone, not a sick or
injured child. I’m blessed my kids understand that it’s not to get in their business, but a logical safety issue. -- LUCKY
DAD IN KENTUCKY
DEAR LUCKY DAD: I’m glad for you. The response from readers about Renee’s letter was varied, and it was informative to read their perspectives:
DEAR ABBY: Thanks for your answer to Renee. It validated my whole life as a daughter of a domineering mother.
She is 92. I’m 62 and live 40 miles from her. I have a full-time job, take care of a small farm and still, after my weekly
visit, have to call her to let her know I got home OK.
She also asks for my friends’ phone numbers. I give her inaccurate ones so she can’t pester them. My office knows
to not put her calls through. I have asked her to call my cell, leave a message and I’ll call her back when I am on break.
When I was younger, if she couldn’t reach me by phone, she would call the police and the ERs, send my poor father
to my house to look for me, or call my veterinarian to have him make a farm call -- just to be sure I hadn’t been axmurdered. The negative effect this has had on our relationship is profound. I have tried repeatedly to explain it to her,
but she has never “gotten it,” so I have created barriers in order to maintain boundaries. She has a number she can call
for her in-home care providers, so if her need is real, she can get help -- and there’s always 911. I refuse to exist just for
her to engulf. -- PURPOSELY CHILDLESS IN MISSOURI
DEAR ABBY: Sometimes parents do need a contact person for emergencies. At what point should a person have
to contact the police? Years ago, parents here in Northern California didn’t hear from their adult son for a week or two.
They thought he was with his live-in girlfriend. She thought he had gone to see them. Sadly, his body was found stuffed
in an irrigation pipe weeks later. He had been robbed and murdered.
Hopefully, Renee’s three daughters are close enough to have regular contact with each other and can call their
parents on a regular timetable to check in and assure them all is well. -- CALIFORNIA MOM
DEAR ABBY: Telling Renee she was the reason her daughters moved so far away and don’t answer her calls was
unnecessarily hurtful. You have no idea why her daughters are so distant.
A better option would have been to suggest she approach her kids because she is concerned as their mother and
they live so far from her. Rather than a list of their friends, she should ask each of them if there’s someone close to them
she might use as an emergency contact. -- ANGIE IN MICHIGAN
DEAR ABBY: I have two daughters. If I asked them for this information, they wouldn’t hesitate to hand it over. I think
that’s because my approach with my girls has always been, the more I stay out of their lives, the more they tell me. I
empathize with Renee and sincerely hope she learns to back off. -- NO PROBLEMS HERE
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