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Avele aiming for
the Cup this year
Won Shield in first TMO Marist Pago 7s
by T. Gasu, Samoa News Sports Correspondent
Last year, the Avele Rugby Team claimed the Shield holder
title for the first Rugby Union TMO Marist Pago 7s Tournament. This year, Avele’s Head Coach Tommy Elisara made it
clear to Samoa News that they will not be looking for the Shield
anymore, but are aiming high — that is to claim the Championship Cup of this year’s tournament.
“As you all know, Avele was the only local team on island
that was awarded one of the top honors of last year’s TMO tournament, but the majority of the remaining high honors like the
bowl, the cup, and the plate were all awarded to the teams from
our sister island of Samoa. I know what our team is capable of,
and we are not looking to win the shield this year,” said Elisara.
He added, “Days come and go and everything in life moves
forward, so Avele is looking to claim a higher ranking of Shield
holder from last year; we are looking to either the bowl, plate,
but above all that, is the main championship cup, and that is
what we are aiming for this year.”
Elisara told Samoa News that Avele too has major changes
to their squad this year, from what they brought to the field
last year during the TMO Marist Pago 7s tournament.
“The majority of our team this year consists of many
young players, and that was also one of my major challenges
throughout our preparations, was to get these new players
ready for this upcoming tournament.”
He said, “As we all know, majority of our Samoan youth
on island are mostly interested in either football, soccer, or
basketball, but hardly rugby. But I thank some of my young
players, who were also part of the American Samoa Under
19 All Star Rugby Team that played in Samoa, and are also
joining us this year — which kind of makes my job a bit
easier from the remaining new players, who are just new to
the sport. Bu,t I thank all these young players for being very
committed and dedicated to our practices and preparations
each and everyday.”
Elisara noted the level of competition that will be displayed
this year in the tourney, which includes teams from around
the Pacific region, “I hear that Samoa is bringing down quite a
number of teams, not to mention Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand
are also going to be a part of this tournament. So this will be
a major challenge to the majority of our local teams on island,
because the level of sports that these teams are in, is way more
advanced than the local competition we have on island.”
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One of the newest members of the Avele Rugby Team, Junior Rex Lokeni, who has been a great
football athlete, while with the Tafuna High School football team. He now brings his skills to the
[photo:TG]
sport of rugby.
One of Avele’s fastest wing and key player for the past year returns to bring a major threat to this
year’s TMO 7’s Tournament. The Avele Team is currently practicing at the Kanana Fou field. [photo: TG]
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samoa news, Thursday, March 28, 2013
Louisville guard
on a roll in the
NCAA tourney
Marist St.Joseph Pago Sports Club officially announced that Bluesky is one of the major sponsors of the Tautua Mo Oe (TMO) Marist Pago 7s 2013 Tournament, yesterday.
The sponsorship is valued $30,000, and includes both cash and in-kind services.
The 2013 TMO tourney will be featuring local and international teams, with live game action
played out on the field at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, next month — April 12- 13.
This will be the second tournament hosted by Marist St. Joseph Pago Sports Club from
American Samoa.
The first tournament took place last year where celebrities such as DJ Forbes of the All Blacks,
Alesana Tuilagi and Lolo Lui of the Manu Samoa Team to name a few, were in attendance.
“We’re happy to be part of this exciting tournament and we thank Marist St. Joseph Pago
Sports Club for super heading this event for the people of American Samoa to enjoy,” stated
[photo: TG]
Bluesky Chief Technology Officer, Pulelei’ite Li’a Tufele Jr.
➧ Avele aiming for the Cup this year…
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He added, “the level of competition that will
be fielded this year is going to be very tough,
but as of now, Avele has 22 players or members who are training to make the official roster,
because when the time comes for the tournament to start, we will only be using 12 players
along with 3 extra reserved players on the side,
so the official number of players we have to cut
these 22 players down to is 15, which is going
to be another major challenge, in trying decide,
who will be picked and who will not be picked.”
The head coach explained that selecting his
15 players will not be easy, but it has to be fair.
“Our team age group ranges from 19 to 25 years
of age, and the majority of these guys are in
school with our local community college. They
all know that attendance and commitment is part
of the selection category of our team, so when
we do make the final cut, we will be dropping
players who hardly come to practice, players
who come late every single day, and players
who come to practice but aren’t really with us
mentally, so it doesn’t matter the age of a player,
what matters is fairness to those who are dedicated and committed to our daily preparations.”
In conclusion, Elisara wanted to acknowledge and thank some of the sponsors and supporters who are helping make this event possible. “First of all we would like to thank Frank
Gaisoa and the Tautua Mo Oe company for
being the major sponsor of this tournament, I
know it was the first time ever TMO has ever
hosted a rugby 7’s tournament on island last
year, but it was the huge beginning of what we
are preparing for this year.”
He said, “We would also like to send out a
big thank you to Bluesky for sponsoring our uniforms this year and for helping our Avele rugby
team join this tournament. Last but not least, we
would like to thank all the local teams on island
for joining in on this level of competition and
for making the youth of American Samoa part
of something special. It will be a good learning
experience for all the new players… something
Avele Rugby Team’s Head Coach Tommy
for them to look forward to not only this year,
[photo: TG]
Elisara.
but for the years to come. Faafetai tele lava.”
(AP) — Drop in any barber shop and sports is usually a hot
topic. That’s especially true these days at Big Russ’ Barber Shop
in Harlem, N.Y., where folks are buzzing about the owner’s son
— Louisville guard Russ Smith.
Of course, they’re somewhat biased toward the Brooklyn
native, but they’re not alone in their praise of the 6-foot-1 guard.
Smith, considered the best player on the top-seeded team in
the NCAA tournament, has garnered attention for his dominating
play on both ends of the floor. He is averaging 25.0 points and 5.0
steals per game. Playing the best he has all year, Smith and the
Cardinals (31-5) will take on 12th-seeded Oregon (29-8) in the
round of 16 Friday in Indianapolis.
“I do whatever I can on the court and sometimes it’s not the
best, but I give an ‘A’ effort,” Smith said after Saturday’s 27-point
performance in Louisville’s 82-56 rout of Colorado State in the
Cardinals’ second game of the tournament. “If things happen
where I overmatch this effort, then it will happen.”
Smith certainly did that during the regular season. He was
second in Big East scoring (18.4 points) and fourth in steals ( 2.2)
per game. He is playing even better during Louisville’s 12-game
winning streak, averaging nearly 19 points per contest.
His hot streak followed a low point at Notre Dame on Feb. 9.
In the 104-101, five-overtime loss to the Irish, Smith had one
of his erratic performances that has earned him the nickname
“Russdiculous” from coach Rick Pitino. Smith finished with 21
points and 10 rebounds, but shot 4 of 19 from the field and 0 for
6 from beyond the arc.
Big Russ, as Smith’s father is called, felt for his son watching
that marathon game but believed he would bounce back because
he always has. “That was a learning experience,” the elder Smith
said in a phone interview.
“He always wants to take the last shot ... I told him to forget
about it; you lost by three in five overtimes and you just move on.
He came back hard, with 24 points the next game.”
His father’s advice was also key in keeping Smith at Louisville
when he considered transferring after his freshman season.
Smith gave his son the option to leave but told him if stayed,
he’d have to spend the summer in “the lab,” a regimen of grueling
workouts involving playing against his old man — who looks just
slightly older than his son — and conditioning drills.
The training has yielded improvement each season, but Smith’s
recent surge has involved better decision making and shot selection. In his past five games, he’s shooting 34 of 65 (52 percent)
and is averaging 2.8 steals per game — including his NCAArecord-tying eight steals against North Carolina A&T.
“If Coach isn’t tired, then we can’t be tired,” Smith said of
Louisville’s trademark pressing defense that produced an NCAArecord 20 steals against A&T. “He drives us every day. and we let
him down, we feel like we’re letting all of us down — each other,
Louisville, our staff and trainers. We just go out there, play with
tremendous effort and that will come from our coach.”
However, it’s clear the Cardinals are also feeding off of Smith’s
energy in the postseason. His stellar play at Rupp Arena led Louisville fans and teammates to rename Kentucky’s home venue “Russ
Arena.” Even LeBron James tweeted, “The lil homie Russ Smith
putting on a show right now. (hash)onfire,” during the game.
All that praise also raises the question of why Smith hasn’t
been recognized more nationally.
He was an all-conference selection, but hasn’t garnered the
kind of attention heaped on Naismith Award finalists Otter Porter
of Georgetown and Creighton’s Doug McDermott — no longer
in the tournament — along with Michigan’s Trey Burke and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, whose schools are still alive.
If Louisville continues to win and Smith continues to play at
this level, that will change.
“I could see how he couldn’t make a team because you really
have to see him,” he said. “You see him now and you really have
a great appreciation for the way he plays defensively. ...
“He picks up full court, he’s always looking for a steal, off
the ball he’s denying, then he’s running pick-and-rolls. Then he’s
cutting, then he’s scoring. You know what type of shape you have
to be in to play like Peyton Siva and Russ Smith do?”
Russ Sr. certainly does, especially since he helped his son’s
development along with the legendary Jack Curran, Russ Smith’s
coach at Archbishop Molloy High School. Curry, 82, died March
14. Big Russ said the folks in his barber shop, which has mementoes of his son’s achievements all over the place, definitely appreciate how he’s playing. The shop figures to be a hub of activity
again this weekend, when the community gathers to discuss any
range of topics and especially Smith, who believes that success
will bring its own recognition.
samoa news, Thursday, March 28, 2013 Page B3
Where
it’s at in
American Samoa
Charlotte Bobcats’ Gerald Henderson, left, falls over Orlando Magic’s DeQuan Jones, bottom,
as Jameer Nelson, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte,
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
N.C., Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Heat’s winning streak
ends at 27 in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Heat’s
27-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday
night by the Chicago Bulls, who won 101-97
when a furious comeback by LeBron James and
his teammates fell short.
The Heat finished six games short of the
record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
Luol Deng scored 28 points, Carlos Boozer
added 21 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bulls
brought the Heat’s pursuit of the record to a
screeching halt despite another big game from
James. Miami’s superstar did all he could to
keep the run going, scoring 32 points in a physical final few minutes that saw the MVP even
collect a flagrant foul.
The Heat hadn’t lost since the Pacers beat
them in Indianapolis on Feb. 1. But after grinding
out some close wins lately, including a rally
from 27 down in Cleveland, they simply came
up short down the stretch in this one.
For the better part of two months, they were
the NBA’s comeback kings. They erased seven
double-digit deficits during the streak. They
found themselves trailing in the fourth quarter
11 times, and won them all — except this one.
SPURS 100, NUGGETS 99
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan had 23
points and 14 rebounds and San Antonio escaped
with a win over Denver when Nuggets veteran
guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the
buzzer. Danny Green added 20 points and Tony
Parker had 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs,
who remained 1½ games ahead of Oklahoma
City in the race for the top spot in the Western
Conference. Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 11
points and Tiago Splitter had 10.
JaVale McGee had 21 points and 11 rebounds,
Wilson Chandler scored 15 points and Miller 14
for the Nuggets, whose reserves outscored their
Spurs counterparts 59-18. Kenneth Faried and
Danilo Gallinari added 12 points apiece and
Andre Igoudala had 10.
THUNDER 103, WIZARDS 80
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and Kevin Durant had 20
to help Oklahoma City beat Washington.
Kevin Martin added 18 points for the Thunder,
who are 1½ games behind San Antonio for the
top spot in the West. Washington had won its
previous two games against Oklahoma City,
winning the only meeting during the lockoutshortened 2011-12 season before stunning the
Thunder 101-99 in Washington on Jan. 7.
Wall, coming off 47 points in a win over
Memphis, had 18 points and 12 assists for Washington but was 3-of-18 from the field.
KNICKS 108, GRIZZLIES 101
NEW YORK (AP) — J.R. Smith scored 35
points, his second straight 30-point game, and
New York withstood a furious rally to beat
Memphis. Carmelo Anthony added 22 points
and Iman Shumpert had 16 as the Knicks tied a
season high with their sixth straight win.
After trailing by as many as 30 early in the
second half, the Grizzlies cut their deficit to 103-99
on Tony Allen’s two free throws with 33 seconds
left. However, they got no closer as Raymond
Felton, Smith and Anthony scored the game’s
next five points at the free throw line. Mike Conley
led Memphis with 26 points, Bayless had 24 and
Allen had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
CLIPPERS 105, HORNETS 91
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blake Griffin
scored 19 points and Chris Paul added 16 points
and nine assists to lead Los Angeles over New
Orleans. Caron Butler and Jamal Crawford each
scored 13 for the Clippers, who were playing
one night after falling in overtime at Dallas.
Chauncey Billups briefly returned from a right
groin strain to score 11 points before leaving the
game with the same injury.
The Clippers opened up a 13-point lead in the
fourth quarter and pulled even with Denver for
the third-best record (49-23) in the West. Eric
Gordon scored 24 and Anthony Davis had 19
points and nine rebounds for New Orleans.
PACERS 100, ROCKETS 91
HOUSTON (AP) — Roy Hibbert scored a
season-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds,
and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 21
points to lead Indiana to a victory over Houston.
The Pacers never trailed and led by as many as
19 points. Houston made several runs, once cutting the deficit to four, but Indiana answered each
time. The Central Division-leading Pacers weren’t
back to full strength but got a boost from the return
of Stephenson, who missed Indiana’s last game
with a strained right hip flexor, and George Hill,
also sidelined with a strained left groin.
James Harden had 22 points and eight assists
for the Rockets, whose winning streak was
snapped at three games.
NETS 111, BLAZERS 93
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Reggie Evans
grabbed a career-high 26 rebounds and matched
his career high with 22 points, leading Brooklyn
to a win over Portland.
It was the Nets’ 20th road win of the season,
matching a franchise best. Brook Lopez added
28 points for the Nets, who built a big lead early
and stretched it to as many as 30 points.
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ALPINE, Utah (AP) — Nick Emery — a
three-time Utah state champion and two-time
state high school player of the year — was
courted by college basketball super-powers
UCLA, Kansas and North Carolina.
But the 6-foot-2-inch point guard spurned
them all, and won’t be playing basketball
anytime soon. Emery is just weeks away
from starting a two-year Mormon mission to
Germany.
The Brigham Young University-bound
Emery is not the first elite Mormon athlete to
put his career on hold for a mission, but he is
among the very first who will leave right after
high school at 18 under new rules announced
last fall by The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints.
By lowering the minimum missionary
age for men to 18, from 19, Emery and
other Mormon college athletes can navigate
around the cumbersome path generations of
Mormon athletes who came before them had
to maneuver. The age for women was dropped
to 19, from 21.
Until now, Mormon athletes had to play or
redshirt for one year after high school until
they turned 19. After a two-year hiatus, they
come back to complete their careers. By being
able to go on a mission first, Emery said he
will start his BYU career more mature and
with better leadership skills.
“Two years is a long time to mature and
really figure out who I am,” said the 18-yearold Emery. “This is a big bonus. You can go
straight out and get those two years done and
then you have four straight years in college.”
The change in the minimum age, the first
since 1960, already has sent ripples across
Mormon culture, affecting college enrollments, and likely how young people date,
marry and start families. The effects are most
evident in Utah, where 1.9 million Mormons
live and the home of the church’s worldwide
headquarters.
It completely alters the landscape for
Mormon college athletes, giving them another
option as they consider their own physical and
mental maturity and try to optimize playing
time.
Five months after the surprise announcement from LDS officials, BYU basketball
coach Dave Rose said it appears that most
basketball players will go straight on a mission out of high school. The change will lead
to some extra juggling of the roster at BYU in
the coming years, but should reap long-term
benefits for the Mormon-owned university in
Provo, Utah.
“The continuity of them coming in and
being here for four or five consecutive years
will hopefully help us manage our roster a
lot better,” said Rose, BYU head coach since
2005.
Though the church lowered the minimum
age, LDS church leaders emphasized that
each person should carefully assess his or her
situation. That’s what BYU-bound Eric Mika
did before he ultimately opted to stick to his
original plan and play a year before going on
mission at 19.
Rose said Mika made a good decision. Not
only will he have a chance to play right away
with several BYU big men graduating, but
he will benefit from another year of competition after sitting out his junior season due to
having transferred high schools.
For Emery, though, going early was an
easy decision and one that Rose said will benefit him.
BYU already has several talented guards
on next year’s team, meaning playing time
would have been difficult. After the announcement, Emery quickly set into motion a plan
to graduate early. He’ll enter the Missionary
Training Center on May 1, and head off to
serve in Frankfurt, Germany, about six weeks
later. That puts him back home in May of
2015 — six months before the start of basketball season.
Under the old rules, the only athletes able
to go on a mission straight out of high school
were those who were already 19, meaning
they almost always had August or September
birthdays.
That brought them back from their missions in the fall and made it difficult to get in
basketball shape for the next season.
Rose predicts most players will follow
Emery’s lead and go in the spring, which
should make the transition back into college
basketball much smoother.
Missionaries generally have one hour of
physical activity built into their busy, daily
schedules. But they can do more if they
choose to wake up earlier. It’s up to the mission presidents how much somebody like
Emery can play pickup basketball, though
strenuous games that could lead to injury and
compromise the goal of the mission are usually frowned upon.
BYU sophomore Tyler Haws, for instance,
played occasional pickup games while on his
mission in the Philippines.
Though young Mormon men are expected
to serve missions, it is not required. Some
high profile Mormon athletes, such as Jimmer
Fredette and Steve Young, skipped missions.
But Emery and Mika are committed to continuing family traditions.
“Unless I’m scoring 40 points and getting
20 boards every game and going straight to
the NBA, I don’t think I’ll skip out on a mission,” Mika says, jokingly. “It will be good
both physically and mentally. It will get me in
the right mode to just be ready to work every
day. And hopefully I mature physically.”
Joe Nilson, Emery’s Mormon stake president in Alpine, said Emery wouldn’t have been
scorned had he chosen to skip a mission and
play college basketball, serving the church as
a role model in a high-profile position.
“Here’s a young man who is literally at the
top of his game and he could go to a lot of
different colleges to play ball,” Nilson said.
“And he’s made the decision that he wants to
be a missionary for the church. That says a lot
about the young man.”
There are high hopes for the BYU careers
of Emery and Mika.
During their senior year, the duo teamed
with junior shooting guard T.J. Haws to lead
the Lone Peak Knights to a 26-1 record and
atop the MaxPreps national rankings in what
many considered one of the greatest seasons
ever by a Utah prep team.
After beating a host of national powerhouses around the country, Lone Peak doubled up Alta High School 72-39 in the 5A
state championship game.
The team garnered national attention, and
all three stars are ranked in the top 50 of their
respective recruiting classes. Mika is ranked
as the nation’s 30th best player by ESPN and
Emery is ranked 45th. Haws, who has already
committed to BYU, is 39th in the class of
2014. Haws said he’s leaning toward going on
mission straight out of high school though he
has yet to make a final decision.
Due to his epic high school career and the
timing of the missionary age change, Emery
is likely to become the poster athlete for this
new option; with his career closely monitored
to see if the new rule helped or hurt him.
Emery acknowledges that it will be difficult to
temporarily give up the game he’s loved since
he was a toddler, but said he’s excited to see
the world and preach the gospel.
“I feel like going on a mission I’ll get
blessed more — not only in basketball but for
life as well,” Emery said.
Champion Giants look for
another “special season”
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)
— Angel Pagan and Marco
Scutaro made a pact over the
winter as they weighed their
baseball futures: They vowed
to keep in touch during free
agency.
They did just that, and both
landed right back where they
thought they best belonged —
with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
Not a bad place to be lately.
The Giants’ starting lineup features World Series MVP Pablo
Sandoval, reigning NL MVP
Buster Posey and, of course,
the guy with a perfect game at
the front of the rotation in Matt
Cain.
CEO Larry Baer, general
manager Brian Sabean, manager Bruce Bochy and all their
players realize just how rare
it is to keep almost an entire
roster together. Especially after
a championship season.
“I think that’s the best thing
we have,” Pagan said. “The
chemistry’s the same. The
atmosphere’s going to be the
same. The way we got along
last year, it doesn’t get any
better than that.”
Sabean has kept his club
intact, determined to make
another special October run
after capturing two World Series
titles in the past three years.
“When you get a good
group that you can keep intact
everybody involved is a little
bit more comfortable to start a
season,” Sabean said. “What’s
interesting is a lot of these guys
we didn’t have in the past in
the organization and a lot of
these guys we didn’t have for a
whole year. It’ll be interesting
to see how they all jell at the
beginning of the season and
carry it out through the whole
season.”
It started with bringing back
lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt
on a three-year contract, then
Pagan for four years. Scutaro,
the NL championship MVP,
reached agreement on his
three-year deal a day after
Pagan got his multiyear deal in
December.
There are so many key
returners for the Giants, who
pulled off remarkable rallies
in the division series and NL
championship series before a
four-game sweep of the Detroit
Tigers to capture another
improbable championship.
“No question it’s a pretty
big advantage,” Bochy said of
the continuity.
Pagan received a $40
million, four-year contract,
Scutaro earned a $20 million,
three-year deal and Affeldt
came back on an $18 million,
three-year contract.
San Francisco even added a
familiar face from the previous
championship run from 2010,
signing energetic outfielder
Andres Torres as someone who
can play all three positions.
“He’s going to help us a
lot, and hopefully he’s part of
another championship team,”
Pagan said of Torres, who was
sent to the Mets in the trade
that brought Pagan to San
Francisco before last season.
“That’s what we’re here for.”
Scutaro, 37, hit .362 with
three homers and 44 RBIs in 61
regular-season games with the
Giants after he was acquired
in a July 27 trade with Colorado. Hunter Pence, another
midseason acquisition after
being traded by the Phillies, is
another reason the Giants were
able to win six games last fall
when facing elimination.
“There are many different
ways you can try to improve
your team,” right-hander Ryan
Vogelsong said. “I’m looking
forward to seeing what this
team can do for a full season.”
The Giants came back from
a 2-0 deficit to Cincinnati in the
division series and then rallied
from 3-1 down in the NLCS
against the St. Louis Cardinals,
who visit San Francisco for the
Giants’ home opener.
“It’s exciting, because we
have the same team that won
the World Series,” Sandoval
said. “We know each other
and we’re going to come here
to defend. We don’t have to
adjust to anything, just play our
game. I hope all the guys stay
healthy. If we’re healthy, and
not hurt, I think everything’s
going to be easy.”
Sandoval, the Kung Fu
Panda, batted .369 during the
postseason with five doubles,
six homers and 13 RBIs. That’s
after he spent two stints on the
DL last season and underwent
surgery for a broken bone in
his right hand. He’d already
had the procedure on his left
hand. “We got the hamate bone
out of the way. There’s no way
he can hurt that again with both
hands, so that’s nice,” Bochy
said.
After ending last season as
a reliever — and a reliable one
at that — two-time Cy Young
winner Tim Lincecum is determined to redeem himself and
prove his worth as a starter in
a contract year.
He cut his hair short, a
new look as he starts anew.
He worked out with a personal trainer during the offseason to add about 10 pounds
of strength, and tweaked his
mechanics.
“I tried to use last year as a
gauge and not really anything
to try to focus on,” Lincecum
said. “I know last year wasn’t
where I wanted to be, so when
I feel like my body’s in a right
position and doing the things
it needs to be, I’m going to get
the success or at least what I
want out of it.”
Lincecum enters the last
year of a $40.5 million, twoyear deal that pays him $22
million this season, yet he isn’t
necessarily thinking about his
future as much as rediscovering his dominant form of
the past. He went 10-15 with a
5.18 ERA in 33 starts and 186
innings last season, his sixth in
the majors.
Then, Bochy moved The
Freak to the bullpen for the
postseason in a move that
worked perfectly.
Lincecum, who pitched and
won the Game 5 World Series
clincher at Texas in 2010,
allowed one earned run on
three hits with 17 strikeouts in
13 innings for an 0.69 ERA as
a reliever during last season’s
championship run.
“We’re just looking for
Timmy to pitch like the years
that he had,” Bochy said.
“He had great years with us
throwing strikes and locating
well.”
Posey will look to build
on his sensational comeback
season. He surprised most
everybody in his first year back
after suffering season-ending
leg and ankle injuries in a May
2011 collision at the plate.
“We really didn’t know
how much we could use him,”
Bochy said. “With the job that
he did winning the Most Valuable Player I’d say he exceeded
what we thought we might
have in Buster in 2012 coming
off that injury. The credit goes
to him in how hard he worked
to get himself back to that
point.”
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Monday, April 8, 2013: 2:00 p.m. American Samoa Time
The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) hereby issues this Invitation to Bid (ITB) for the sale of
surplus equipment and parts material. The complete description of requirements is listed in the attached
Scope of Sale.
A complete bid package may be picked up from the ASPA Materials Management Office located in the ASPA
Tafuna Compound. You may also view this ITB online at the ASPA’s website www.aspower.com. For
more information about this ITB, please contact:
Nancy Tinitali-Mauga, Materials Management Acting Manager @ (684) 699-0105 / (684) 731-9566
[email protected] or [email protected]
Bidders must submit bids in a sealed enclosure clearly marked with the date and time of the bid opening
to the Materials Management Acting Manager. Bids must be received in the Materials Management office
at the ASPA Tafuna Plant Compound no later than Monday, April 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Late
submittals will not be opened or considered and will be designated as non-responsive and/or late.
The American Samoa Power Authority reserves the right to:
1. Reject all Bids and reissue a new or amended ITB.
2. Request additional information from any Bidder,
3. Select a bidder for award based on meeting terms, conditions and required specifications
in the Scope of Sale.
4. Waive any non-material violations of rules set up in this ITB at its sole discretion.
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Oregon is in the
Sweet 16 in three
yrs under Altman
New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez (15) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake
Griffin (32) as he drives to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans,
Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 24
points despite rolling his right ankle in the first
half and briefly leaving the game. Most of the
Nets starters had retreated to the bench before
Portland pulled within 101-87 on Luke Babbitt’s 3-pointer with six minutes remaining. The
starters returned, but Portland got no closer.
LAKERS 120, TIMBERWOLVES 117
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant had 31
points and seven assists in his first game filling in
at small forward for injured Metta World Peace,
leading Los Angeles over Minnesota.
Dwight Howard had 25 points, 16 rebounds,
five blocks and five steals, and Pau Gasol added
17 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who
had lost three in a row and were playing their
first game without their defensive stopper. World
Peace will have surgery on a torn meniscus on
Thursday, leaving the Lakers to chase the playoffs without him.
Nikola Pekovic had 19 points and 16 rebounds
for the Timberwolves, who have lost the last 22
meetings against the Lakers and haven’t beaten
them since March 2007.
CELTICS 93, CAVALIERS 92
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeff Green scored 21
points and hit the winning layup at the buzzer,
helping Boston snap a five-game losing streak
with a win over Cleveland. Brandon Bass scored
22 points to lead the Celtics, who rallied from
a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to avoid
matching their longest skid of the season.
After Cleveland’s Alonzo Gee knocked the
ball out of bounds with 2.1 seconds left, Green
took an inbound pass from Avery Bradley at the
top of the key, drove into the lane and scored
over two defenders as time expired. Wayne
Ellington had 16 points for Cleveland, which has
lost six in a row to match a season high.
76ERS 100, BUCKS 92
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Hawes
had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and
Jrue Holiday and Damien Wilkins each scored
18 points to lead Philadelphia past Milwaukee.
Thaddeus Young and Dorell Wright both
scored 14 points for the Sixers, who returned
from a 1-3 road trip to win their third straight
game at home.
Brandon Jennings was scoreless for Milwaukee and benched in the fourth quarter. Monta
Ellis scored 29 points for the Bucks and Ersan
Ilyasova had 13 points and 18 rebounds. The
Sixers wasted an 18-point lead and needed a few
big shots from long range in the fourth to make it
a game. Wright, Holiday and Evan Turner each
hit a 3-pointer to help the 76ers rally.
JAZZ 103, SUNS 88
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Al Jefferson and
Gordon Hayward scored 25 points apiece and
Utah beat Phoenix to stay within a game of the
eighth-place Lakers in the Western Conference
playoff race. Jefferson finished 12 of 23 from the
field and also had nine rebounds, two blocks and
two steals for Utah.
The Jazz used a 10-0 run to open the fourth
quarter and led by as many as 19 while outscoring Phoenix 56-32 in the paint.
Wesley Johnson had 22 points and Luis Scola
20 to lead the Suns, who allowed Utah to shoot
52 percent in dropping their fourth straight.
KINGS 105, WARRIORS 98
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas
had 31 points and seven assists, DeMarcus
Cousins added 14 points and Sacramento put
another dent in Golden State’s playoff chase.
Marcus Thornton scored 13 points off the
bench and helped harass Stephen Curry to send
Sacramento to its first road win against a team
with a winning record all season. The Kings
entered the game an NBA-worst 6-30 on the road.
David Lee had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and
Curry finished with 17 points and 12 assists on
a difficult shooting night for the Warriors point
guard. Golden State (41-32) missed an opportunity to build its lead on seventh-place Houston
(39-32), which remains a game back in the West.
HAWKS 107, RAPTORS 88
TORONTO (AP) — Al Horford scored 26
points, Jeff Teague had 24 points and 13 assists
and Atlanta clinched a playoff berth for the sixth
straight season with a win over Toronto.
Josh Smith added 19 points for the Hawks,
who used a 16-0 run midway through the fourth
to win for the 13th time in the last 15 meetings
with the Raptors. Horford reached double digits
for the 31st consecutive game, the second-longest streak of his career. He did it in 33 straight
games in 2009-10.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 19 points, and
Rudy Gay had 15 points and matched a season
best with 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who have
lost four straight and 11 of 14.
BOBCATS 114, MAGIC 108
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker each scored 34 points,
and Charlotte handed injury-riddled Orlando its
eighth straight loss in a matchup of the NBA’s
worst teams.
The Bobcats erased a 19-point, first-quarter
deficit behind the shooting of Henderson, who
finished 12 of 18 from the field and 9 of 10 from
the foul line.
Walker did a little bit of everything, dishing
out nine assists and grabbing seven rebounds as
the Bobcats won for the fourth time in their last
five home games.
Tobias Harris had a career-high 29 points and
nine rebounds, and rookie Kyle O’Quinn had a
career-best 23 points and 11 rebounds for the
Magic.
(AP) — In three seasons, the Oregon Ducks have progressed
over the array of post-season tournaments, from the CBI, to the
NIT and now the NCAA.
Dana Altman has guided Oregon over those three seasons
of improvement. On Friday, the surprising 12th-seeded Ducks
(28-8) will face top-seeded Louisville (31-5) in the round of 16
in Indianapolis.
Altman couldn’t be prouder.
“I’m excited but, man, it’s just great to get to see those guys
in the locker room all fired up,” he said. “And for our fans that
have waited for this. And for our state. It’s good.”
The Nebraska native was hired by the Ducks in the spring of
2010 to replace Ernie Kent, who was dismissed after 13 seasons
at his alma mater. Oregon went 16-16 in Kent’s final season.
Altman had spent the previous 16 seasons at Creighton, finishing with a 327-176 record. He led the Bluejays to 11 consecutive 20-win seasons and 13 postseasons, including seven
NCAA tournament appearances.
His hiring ended a monthlong search during which several
high-profile names — including Michigan State’s Tom Izzo
and Minnesota’s Tubby Smith — were rumored to be on Oregon’s wish list. Missouri coach Mike Anderson said the Ducks
approached him, but he turned down the job.
At his introduction, Altman joked about the process.
“You look at my wife, you look at me, I wasn’t her first
choice either,” he said.
At the time, Oregon basketball was at something of a turning
point. The Ducks were about to open the $227 million Matthew
Knight Arena, with its distinctive “forested” court. Oregon was
also riding the success of its football team, which played in the
BCS championship that year. Many fans expected basketball
to have a national profile, too: The Ducks hadn’t been to the
NCAA tournament since 2008, when they were ousted in the
first round by Mississippi State.
In Altman’s first season, Oregon finished 21-18 and went
to the College Basketball Invitational tournament, beating his
former team Creighton in a best-of-three championship. The
next year, the Ducks were 24-10 and went to the NIT, losing in
the quarterfinals to conference rival Washington.
Going into this season, Oregon was selected to finish seventh in the Pac-12 by media members who cover the league.
But then the Ducks got off to an 18-2 start and climbed to No.
10 in the AP poll.
The team struggled some after losing freshman point guard
Dominic Artis to a foot injury in January.
Even after he returned, Oregon was stunned with losses in its
final two games, at Utah and Colorado, which cost the team the
league’s regular-season title. The losses also dropped the Ducks
out of the rankings.
Oregon finished 12-6 in the Pac-12 for a share of second
place. But the conference tournament was another story. Johnathan Loyd, who stepped in when Artis went down with his
injury, came off the bench to score a season-high 19 points and
Oregon defeated UCLA 78-69 in the title game.
The Ducks rode the momentum to Midwest Regional victories over fifth-seeded Oklahoma State and fourth-seeded St.
Louis in San Jose, setting up Friday’s game against the Cardinals. Oregon became the first No. 12 seed to advance to the
round of 16 since Richmond two years ago.
“When we started the tournament I told the players I’ve been
fortunate enough to be on teams — this is my 12th NCAA tournament as a head coach and as an assistant — and I was just as
excited when they announced our name as I was for the first one
when I was 27 years old,” Altman said.
Since the NCAA expanded to 64 teams in 1985, Missouri is
the only 12th-seeded team to advance to the round of eight, in
2002.
Louisville, which made a surprising run to the Final Four
as a No. 4 seed last year, capped a 10-game winning streak
by defeating Syracuse in the Big East championship game.
The Cardinals defeated 16th-seeded North Carolina A&T
and eighth-seeded Colorado State to advance in the Midwest
Region.
Louisville is making its 39th overall NCAA appearance and
19th appearance in the round of 16. The Cardinals have won the
national championship twice, in 1980 and 1986.
Oregon has been to the NCAA tournament 11 times. The
Ducks’ only championship was won by the storied Tall Firs
team in 1939.
Oregon is 2-1 all-time against the Cardinals, most recently
taking two wins in a home-and-home series that started in the
2000-01 season.
LeBron upset by
what he thinks
are flagrant fouls
by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
LeBron James spoke out about the way he gets officiated on
Wednesday night, saying he is starting to get concerned about
how physical he believes some opponents are against him.
James made the comments to reporters huddled around his
locker in Chicago not long after he and the Miami Heat had their
27-game winning streak snapped, with the Bulls prevailing 10197. He cited two specific plays he thought merited flagrant fouls,
one involving Kirk Hinrich in the first quarter and another by Taj
Gibson late in the fourth.
The only flagrant assessed in the game was one against James
himself with 3:52 remaining, when the Heat were trying to mount
a comeback. “I’m not sitting here crying about anything,” James
said. “I play the game at a high level, I play with a lot of aggression, I understand that some of the plays are on the borderline of
a basketball play or not. But sometimes, you know, I don’t know
... it’s frustrating.”
Miami’s winning streak was the second-longest in NBA history, ending six games shy of matching the 33-game run set by
the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
James came down 1-on-1 against Hinrich in the opening
quarter, and the players collided. Hinrich may have been in position to actually draw an offensive foul on that play, but wrapped
his arms around James’ back and appeared to pull him to the
ground. Hinrich was called for a blocking foul.
In the fourth, James worked his way through three defenders and
was fouled. Referees originally called a flagrant-1 against Gibson,
though after review downgraded it to only a common foul. So
instead of Miami having two free throws and retaining possession
— which could have been huge, given that they were trailing by
nine with 4:02 remaining — James only got the two free throws.
He and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra argued to no avail. So on the
ensuing Chicago possession, James got a bit of costly revenge,
ramming into Chicago’s Carlos Boozer as he attempted to fight
through a pick. James was called for the flagrant-1, which was
upheld after video review.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade didn’t seem bothered that the
6-foot-8, 260-pound James chose to lash out. “I’m surprised he
ain’t done it before,” Wade said. “A big guy like that, you don’t
really want to see him really start trying to inflict pain on other
people. He plays the game the right way. It’s unfortunate.”
James often asks referees why he doesn’t get more calls, given
that there often is some level of contact whenever he’s around the
rim in particular. Wade likened how James gets officiated to the way
Shaquille O’Neal was, in that sometimes isn’t always better to be
bigger and stronger than just about everyone else. “It’s tough but
that’s why he is who he is,” Wade said. “You have to deal with it.
Tonight, he decided to get back a bit. I didn’t think it was that bad.”
James’ comments will likely be at least reviewed by the league,
which could also issue a fine for complaints about officiating.
“I believe, and I know, that a lot of my fouls are not basketball plays,” James said. “First of all, Kirk Hinrich in the first
quarter basically grabbed me with two hands and brought me to
the ground. And the last one, Taj Gibson was able to collar me
around my shoulder and bring me to the ground.
“Those are not basketball plays. And it’s been happening all
year. I’ve been able to keep my cool and try to tell Spo, ‘Let’s not
worry about it too much,’ but it is getting to me a little bit.”
Asian leader wants Europe
to push for a winter WCup
ZURICH (AP) — A candidate for president of Asian soccer’s
governing body wants European leaders of the sport to urge FIFA
to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to cooler winter months.
Yousuf al-Serkal of the United Arab Emirates said Wednesday
that influential power brokers in Europe could lead the debate,
which has gone on since FIFA’s executive committee selected
Qatar as the venue in December 2010.
“Major clubs from Europe and also major football federations should seek with FIFA to move this competition from the
summer,” Al-Serkal said in an interview with The Associated
Press ahead of meeting FIFA President Sepp Blatter. “I think the
decision should be taken now.”
“It’s not only for the success of the competition,” Al-Serkal said,
“but also for the health of the participants, and what about the fans?”
Asian federations vote for the confederation president on May
2 and Al-Serkal is competing against Bahrain’s Sheik Salman bin
Ibrahim Al Khalifa and Thailand’s Worawi Makudi.
Still, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke recently suggested medical advice could be cited to justify a move to winter.
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American Samoa Government
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Job Title:
Assistant Director-Teacher Quality
Posting Date:
March 19, 2013
Department Division:
Education/Teacher Quality
Closing Date:
April 02, 2013
Type of Position:
Full Time/Permanent
Appointment
Posting Type:
Employment Opportunity/
Open to the Public
Serial No.:
016-13
Announcement No.:
012-13
Pay Range and Salary Range:
GS16/$25,012 - $55,172
NOTE: This is exempted from the freeze as per the Governor’s General
Memorandum. It was requested by the Department of Education to re-advertise
this position.
General Description:
The Assistant Director of Teacher Quality works with other instructional Assistant Directors,
program directors, and school administrators to develop and coordinate programs for public
school teachers. Duties include providing technical assistance, planning professional
development for teachers to further enhances teaching skills and methods and track teacher
certification credentials. The Assistant Director for Teacher Quality reports directly to the
Deputy Director for Instructional Support Services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Aligns and integrates work within the vision, mission, goals and philosophy of the
department
• Works cooperatively with program directors to develop, implement and evaluate
teacher programs
• Plans, project needs, and gives feedback in the development, implementation and
evaluation of teacher programs that are conducted in the department
• Works with colleagues in planning professional development at any and all levelsschool, division, district, island wide
• Prepares reports, documents, and other correspondence as needed
• Maintains professional standards and expertise through current research,
involvement, membership in professional association, attending conferences, and
other means pertaining to teacher development
• Develops a plan for the utilization of available resources which include the ordering
and disbursement of materials and keeping accurate inventory records
• All other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
• Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other
employees and the public
• Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring teacher programs
• Ability to work independently, self motivated and team player
• Experience as a master teacher
• Demonstrate leadership qualities
• Knowledge of administrative process and procedures
• Understands the psychology of the learner and the learning process
• Ability to communicate effectively with others and maintain favorable public relations
Academic and Experience Requirements:
• Applicant must have a Master’s degree in Education or in related field from
accredited college/university plus 5 years of work related experience; 3 years at a
supervisory level, or a Bachelors degree in Education or in related field from an
accredited college/unmiversity plus 6 years of work related experience; 4 of which at
a supervisory level. Years of progressively responsible working experience may be
substituted for portion of the academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted
according to experience.
Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the
Personnel Division of the Department of Human Resources, or please contact the
Recruitment unit at 633-4485/633-4000.
“This is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer”
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A giant 10 meter (32.8 feet) wide stainless steel disc titled “Sky Mirror”, a work of art by
British artist Anish Kapoor, is displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The mirror has convex and concave surfaces creating constantly changing images as the sun and clouds in the sky move as well as people passing by.
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ANCHORAGE,
Alaska
(AP) — The Air Force is canceling its flight training exercise scheduled for April in
Alaska. An announcement from
Pacific Air Forces says Red
Flag - Alaska is being set aside
because of budgetary concerns.
The training exercise traditionally takes place at Eielson
Air Force Base in Fairbanks,
and use the Joint Pacific Alaskan
Range Complex for training.
Next month’s training was
to have included aircraft and
crews from Canada and the
United Kingdom. The Air
Force says they will still offer
use of the range to them.
Pacific Air Forces officials
at Joint Base Pearl HarborHickman in Hawaii say they
are trying to reduce the effect
of sequestration on other
training exercises. Spokeswoman Capt. Kim Bender says
planning continues for another
Red Flag training exercise in
Alaska in August.
L.A. police seek
two suspects in
abduction of girl
LOS ANGELES (AP)
— Los Angeles police say
they are seeking two people
believed to be involved in the
abduction of a 10-year-old girl
who was missing for nearly 12
hours before she was dropped
off at a hospital.
LAPD Capt. William Hayes
said Wednesday night that after
interviewing the girl, police
are looking for an 18-year-old
man and a second person they
did not describe.
Hayes says two vehicles
were likely involved in the
abduction, and investigators
may have recovered one.
He says the suspects were
not known to the girl, and
investigators don’t know why
she was taken from her bedroom early Wednesday.
Hayes says she was dropped
off at the hospital and wandered a few blocks to a strip
mall, where she was found outside a Starbucks shop.
Man hurt flying
kite from moving
vehicle in Calif.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP)
— A 22-year-old man was
critically hurt in Southern California when he fell off the trunk
of a car while attempting to fly
a kite from the moving vehicle.
The Riverside Press Enterprise
says the man struck his head on
the pavement in the fall Sunday
night in Moreno Valley, which
is in Riverside County.
Sheriff’s officials say the
white Nissan Maxima was
moving slowly when the man
fell off. Paramedics treated the
man at the scene and he was
taken to a hospital, where he
was in critical condition.
Authorities say the car’s
driver wasn’t injured and
alcohol was not involved.
Pierson, 1st female
Secret Service
head, sworn in
WASHINGTON (AP) —
Veteran Secret Service agent
Julia Pierson has been sworn
in as the agency’s first female
director. During an Oval Office
ceremony, President Barack
Obama said Pierson is breaking
the mold in the male-dominated
agency. He also joked that she
would have more control over
his life and Vice President Joe
Biden’s than anyone except
their spouses.
The Secret Service is
charged with protecting the
president, vice president and
their families, as well as investigating financial crimes. Pierson’s appointment does not
require Senate confirmation.
She takes over an agency that
has been marred by scandal,
including a prostitution scandal
last year in Colombia. Biden
administered the oath of office.
Georgia woman’s
camera washes
ashore in Taiwan
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) —
A Georgia woman has been
reunited with her camera and
photos after the camera she lost
during a 2007 trip to Hawaii
washed ashore in Taiwan.
Lindsay Scallan says she
was on a scuba diving trip
when she lost her camera
during a night dive.
Scallan tells WGCL-TV
she recently got a Facebook
message from a high school
friend saying his wife found
an article on a Hawaiian television station’s website about a
lost camera.
Scallan says a China Airlines employee found the
camera and says all the images
were still on the memory card.
The airline has offered to
pay for Scallan to travel to
Taiwan to retrieve her camera
and meet the man who found
it. Scallan calls the experience
social media at its best.
Police: Dog puts
car into drive,
injures Pa. man
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police
in Pennsylvania say a dog
that was left in an unattended
vehicle knocked it into gear
and the car struck a pedestrian.
West York Police say the
accident happened shortly
before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and
the pedestrian was found lying
in the street.
The York Daily Record
reports police say the car
had been left running when
the dog inside pushed it into
drive, causing it to slowly start
moving.
Police say the pedestrian
tried to stop the car before it
hit a parked truck, but was
unsuccessful and was caught
between the two vehicles. He
hit his head, fell to the ground
and was found unconscious.
He was treated at a hospital
for his injuries.
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senators plan a
second dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) —
President Barack Obama is
keeping up his congressional
charm offensive, with a second
dinner with Senate Republicans planned for next month.
Obama dined with a dozen
GOP senators earlier this
month at a hotel near the White
House. The dinner was aimed
in part at seeing whether the
parties could restart talks on
a grand budget bargain that
has eluded them throughout
Obama’s presidency.
The president arranged next
month’s dinner during a phone
call with Georgia’s Republican
Sen. Johnny Isakson. The senator is putting together the guest
list for the April 10 outing.
Obama followed up his first
dinner with three straight days
of visits to Capitol Hill for separate meetings with Democrats
and Republicans in the House
and Senate.
Cops: SC woman
stabs man, throws
fake leg in yard
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP)
— Police say a South Carolina
woman stabbed her boyfriend,
then threw his prosthetic leg in
the yard to prevent him from
chasing her.
Greenwood police say
48-year-old Michelle Thomas
called them Monday night and
said she grabbed a knife and
stabbed her boyfriend after he
hit her.
Thomas said she swung the
knife at him, then pulled off his
prosthetic leg and tossed it and
a spare leg out the door before
calling police.
Authorities say the boyfriend told them Thomas had
attacked him for no reason. He
was treated at a hospital for
cuts to his hands and leg.
Thomas has been charged
with aggravated criminal
domestic violence and has
been released from jail. She
declined to comment on her
case Wednesday when reached
by phone.
Iran ordered to
pay $40m for taking
share of dairy
WASHINGTON (AP) — A
federal judge has ordered Iran
to pay $40.55 million for confiscating an American company’s share in an Iranian dairy.
In a ruling Wednesday, U.S.
District Court Judge Richard
J. Leon awarded McKesson
Corp. $29.3 million in damages and interest for expropriated equity and dividends —
and $11.2 million in attorney’s
fees and other costs.
It’s unclear whether Iran
will pay. A Washington lawyer
representing the country said
Iran is reviewing the decision
and considering whether to
appeal. The case has dragged
on for three decades.
In 1996, the Supreme Court
turned down Iran’s argument
that it should be immune from
the lawsuit because its actions
had no direct effect in the
United States.
Washington island
landslide affects
thirty-four homes
SEATTLE (AP) — Some
residents evacuated from hillside homes on Washington
state’s Whidbey Island after a
large landslide are being told
they can return, now that geologists have taken a preliminary
look at the area.
One house was knocked
off its foundation and 33
others were evacuated after
the slide hit early Wednesday.
Central Whidbey Fire and
Rescue Chief Ed Hartin says
residents of 15 homes were
told Wednesday evening they
could return if they wished. No
injuries have been reported.
Hartin says emergency personnel evacuated a resident
from the damaged home by
all-terrain vehicle, reaching
him by cutting across property owned by Microsoft CEO
Steve Ballmer. The chief says
Ballmer’s home and property
are not threatened.
(Continued on page B10)
An aerial photo shows a landslide near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island, Wednesday,
March 27, 2013. The slide severely damaged one home and isolated or threatened more than 30
on the island, about 50 miles north of Seattle in Puget Sound. No one was reported injured in the
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
slide, which happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. Page B10
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Man spotted engulfed in
flames on Napa overpass
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa police are investigating whether a man who died after being
found engulfed in flames on a pedestrian overpass was the victim of a homicide or took his
own life. Motorists on Highway 29 contacted
dispatchers just before 4 a.m. Tuesday to report
a man on fire.
Police Capt. Jeff Troendly says firefighters
arrived and extinguished the flames. The man,
however, was pronounced died at the scene.
The Times-Herald of Vallejo reports that
investigators have not identified the man or
determined his age or ethnicity.
3 soldiers killed in attack
in southern Thailand
HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected
militants have killed three soldiers in a roadside
attack in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south.
The attack came just hours before peace talks
between Thai officials and Muslim insurgents
were to begin in neighboring Malaysia.
Police Col. Suchart Sa-eed says militants
detonated an improvised bomb and opened fire
at soldiers who were on foot patrol Thursday in
Cho Airong district in Narathiwat province.
He says five soldiers were also wounded in
the ambush.
Authorities say the attack took place in a village that is home to a key leader of the Muslim
separatist group taking part in talks with the
Thai government.
More than 5,000 people have been killed in
Thailand’s three southernmost provinces since
an insurgency erupted in 2004.
Ca. couple pleads guilty
in niece sex slavery case
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego
County couple awaiting trial on charges they
enslaved their 12-year-old niece and forced her
to have sex with her uncle and other men have
pleaded guilty to several counts.
City News Service reports the girl’s 45-yearold uncle admitted Tuesday to aggravated
sexual assault and lewd acts on a child. He’ll be
sentenced to 23 years-to-life in prison May 20.
His 43-year-old wife pleaded guilty to three
lewd-acts counts and will be sentenced to 20
years.
They were awaiting trial on 26 felony counts
apiece and faced far longer possible sentences.
The niece, now 24, told authorities she was
brought to the U.S. from Mexico when she was
12. She says she was beaten if she didn’t obey
orders to cook, clean, or have sex with men.
Continued from page B9
five Vietnamese wood
gatherers killed near Laos
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police say a gang
killed five Vietnamese villagers who were collecting valuable scented wood near the Laos
border. Officer Nguyen Trong Tai said Thursday
that the gang had been demanding a ransom of
$700 for each man before they were killed.
The men were seized on Saturday in a
remote corner of Quang Binh province. Their
bodies were recovered on Tuesday. The men
were gathering agar wood, which is used to
make incense, soap and luxury perfumes.
Calif. man shot while
defending family identified
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities
have identified a Northern California man who
was shot and killed while defending his motherin-law from thieves. The Alameda County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified the victim
as 32-year-old Delun Pan of Alameda.
Police say Pan was shot Friday while trying
to help his mother-in-law who was unloading
items from her car when two thieves attempted
to rob her outside a home in San Leandro. The
suspects sped away in a dark-colored sedan.
Pan later died at a local hospital.
The Bay Area News Group reports that a coroner’s spokeswoman said an autopsy revealed
Pan died from a bullet wound to his abdomen.
Also, San Leandro city officials announced
on Tuesday that they are offering a $10,000
reward for information leading to an arrest and
conviction in connection with Pan’s death.
Ohio teens released
in Twitter threat case
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio
teens accused of making online threats against
a rape victim have denied the charges and been
released on house arrest.
The two 16-year-old Jefferson County girls
had been held in juvenile detention in Steubenville since their arrest last week. The girls
entered the juvenile court equivalent of a not
guilty plea Wednesday before Juvenile Judge
Sam Kerr. Their attorneys had no comment.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says
the girls posted threatening comments on
Twitter on March 17, the day two high school
football players were convicted of raping a
16-year-old West Virginia girl last summer.
The case roiled the town of Steubenville and
stirred widespread reaction online. DeWine’s
office says the tweets threatened homicide and
bodily harm against the rape victim.
(Continued on page B11)
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Continued from page B10
Court reverses Fla. mogul’s
adoption of girlfriend
MIAMI (AP) — An appellate court judge has voided a
Florida mogul’s adoption of his longtime adult girlfriend.
Third District Court of Appeal Senior Judge Alan R. Schwartz
wrote that the adoption of a “paramour” or lover has no purpose
and cannot be confirmed by a court.
Forty-nine-year-old John Goodman founded the International Polo Club in Palm Beach. Last year he was sentenced to
16 years in prison for a fatal drunken-driving crash.
A lawyer for the crash victim’s family says Goodman’s 2011
adoption of 42-year-old Heather Laruso Hutchins would shield
his fortune. Goodman’s attorneys said he wouldn’t benefit from
the adoption of his girlfriend of four years. The appellate court
also ruled Goodman committed fraud by not giving enough
notice of the adoption to the mother of his children.
doctor suspected of killing patients
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s health ministry says a doctor
is suspected of killing seven terminally ill patients in a southern
Brazilian hospital. A ministry press officer says Virginia Helena
Soares de Souza and seven assistants are suspected of injecting
the patients with “drug cocktails” and of tampering with their
respirators. The press officer declined to be identified because
she was not authorized to comment on the case.
Souza was arrested in Curitiba last month but released on bail
a week ago pending the outcome of the investigation.
The press officer says the Health Ministry is reviewing the
medical records of 300 other patients that were under de Souza’s
care. She did not provide details and did not say if they had died.
Pa. man bagged Wal-Mart lot deer
BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — They say you can get almost
anything at Wal-Mart. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission
says one deer hunter took it too far.
Forty-year-old Arcangelo Bianco Jr. is charged with reckless
endangerment and hunting law violations for allegedly shooting
across a highway to kill a 10-point buck he spotted in a WalMart parking lot in November.
Defense attorney Jason Huska declined comment Wednesday
on the specific allegations but says his client denies wrongdoing.
Bianco faces a preliminary hearing May 1 on charges reported
by the Indiana Gazette.
Wildlife Conservation Officer Jack Lucas says Bianco fired
several shots in the parking lot then retrieved the deer from the
side of the highway opposite the store, about 30 miles east of
Pittsburgh. Lucas says the buck is one of the nicest taken in the
county in recent years.
Ohio fire captain hit by car, thrown 30 feet
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio fire captain responding to
a crash on an icy road has survived being struck by a vehicle and
thrown 20 to 30 feet.
Dayton fire Capt. Barry Cron was speaking to a victim
of a crash on U.S. 35 before daybreak Tuesday as snow fell.
Moments later, another vehicle lost control on the roadway and
struck the first truck, which slammed into Cron.
WDTN-TV reports that Dayton police Officer Jason Ward
and two firefighters carried Cron away from the pileup.
Ward says: “He raised his arm at one point, but he never said
anything to me.”
Cron was released from a hospital Wednesday night.
The crash created a pileup that involved 12 vehicles. Snow
and ice led to multiple crashes throughout the region Tuesday.
King estate: Memorial group can’t use name
ATLANTA (AP) — The family of Martin Luther King Jr.
has refused to allow the organization that led the effort to build
his monument on the National Mall to continue using his name.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation is now
called The Memorial Foundation after paying $2.7 million to
King’s children to use his likeness and quotes for the sculpture.
Tricia Harris, former manager of the organization that ran the
Martin Luther King Jr. estate, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the terms of the relationship between the foundation and
King’s children were not expected to extend beyond the group
building the memorial.
A representative for Martin Luther King III says he will not
comment because it is a legal matter and Bernice King was
unavailable for comment.
FBI looking at Mich. roadway shootings
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The FBI has
joined Michigan authorities in investigating what they say are
three related shootings involving vehicles on southeast Michigan roadways. The shootings happened between 5:40 p.m. and
6:15 p.m. Monday in Washtenaw County. Two were in Bridgewater Township and one was in Pittsfield Township, about 40
miles southwest of Detroit.
There were no injuries.
State police say the timing makes “investigators believe all
three vehicle shootings are related.”
FBI spokesman Simon Shaykhet tells The Associated Press
the agency is working with township, county, state and other
federal authorities.
(Continued on page B12)
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Job Title:
Education Specialist/Social Studies
Posting Date:
March 20, 2013
Department Division:
Education/OCIA
Closing Date:
April 03, 2013
Type of Position:
Full Time/Permanent
Appointment
Posting Type:
Employment Opportunity/
Open to the Public
Serial No.:
015-13
Announcement No.:
011-13
Pay Range and Salary Range:
TS18/$18,041-$40,661
NOTE: This is exempted from the freeze as per the Governor’s General
Memorandum. It was requested by the Department of Education to re-advertise
this position.
General Description:
The Social Studies Education Specialist works with other Specialist, Coordinators, school
leaders and teachers to develop curriculum specific to social studies course content provided
through the Office of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability Division. The incumbent of
this position is responsible for providing training and technical assistance to teachers on
given curriculum that is being approved and taught in the classroom; responsible for
assessment and evaluation of programs and to plan and conduct in service training and
workshops for improvement of educational programs in the schools.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Establish and evaluate goals, priorities and system for the effective delivery of the
Social Studies curriculum and programs.
• Work cooperatively with principals, department heads and other education
specialists in implementation and evaluation of instructional programs.
• Demonstrates methods, procedures and instructional methods and techniques
conducive in meeting student’s needs.
• Guides and assists classroom teachers in instructional techniques, and in utilization
of available materials.
• Plans and lead in-services workshops and training for professional growth and
development of teachers in the classroom.
• Recommended instructional and curriculum materials that is relevant and necessary
for the implementation of the curriculum.
• Promote the use and integration of new/emerging technologies in the curriculum.
• Assess and analyze feedback from the teachers and utilize the information to improve
instruction.
• Participates in in-service training activities planned and conducted by the coordinator
or off-island consultant.
• Coordinate, organize, recommend and establish the development of the subject area
curriculum and assist in the implementation of the curriculum.
• Provide assistance for improvement of instruction to teachers when requested.
• Develop, review and update curriculum guides periodically.
• Assist subject Coordinator in the inventory, distribution, and ordering of instructional
materials.
• Assess the curriculum by developing assessment tools that may be used to evaluate
the instructional programs.
• All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
• Knowledge of recent developments in the field of education
• Knowledge of education programs and services available
• Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing the certification of Teacher
• Knowledge of emerging technologies, curriculum and instruction applicable to social
studies curriculum and programs
• Skills as in program administrator
• Ability to work independently; self-motivated, team player
• Ability to design forms and procedures
• Ability to communicate effectively with others and maintain favorable public relations
Academic and Experience Requirements:
• Applicant must have a Master’s degree in Curriculum Development plus a Bachelor’s
Degree in Social Studies from accredited college/university plus 5 years of
professional teaching experience; 2 of which are in the content area; experience in
designing, implementing and monitoring educational programs or curriculum. Years
of progressively responsible working experience may be substituted for portion of the
academic requirement. Salary will be adjusted according to experience.
Complete information concerning this vacancy may be obtained from the
Personnel Division of the Department of Human Resources, or please contact the
Recruitment unit at 633-4485/633-4000.
“This is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer”
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In this Tuesday, March 26, 2013 photo provided by the
Lehigh Valley IronPigs minor league baseball team, a urinal
gaming system is shown in a men’s restroom at Coca-Cola
Park in Allentown, Pa. It consists of a video display mounted
above each urinal. When a fan approaches, the video console will sense his presence and switch into gaming mode. The
guy aims left or right to control the play on the screen. The
team said Tuesday that Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports
venue in the world to feature the gaming system. It’ll be ready
(AP Photo/Lehigh Valley IronPigs)
by opening day next week. ➧ NEWS IN BRIEF…
Continued from page B11
debut of ‘urinal gaming system’ in Pa.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Talk about streaming media:
The Philadelphia Phillies’ top minor league affiliate is set to
debut what it calls a “urinal gaming system” at its ballpark in
Allentown. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs tapped a British company to install the system in men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park.
It consists of a video display mounted above each urinal.
When a fan approaches, the video console will sense his presence and switch into gaming mode. The guy aims left or right to
control the play on the screen.
The team said Tuesday that Coca-Cola Park will be the first
sports venue in the world to feature the gaming system. It’ll be
ready by opening day next week.
IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes says he didn’t want
to flush away a golden opportunity to entertain fans. He says the
games are “sure to make a huge splash.”
man arrested in NJ with stolen Wis. cheese
CASHTON, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of stealing
21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey.
New Jersey authorities say the 34-year-old man from Plainfield, Ill., was arrested Tuesday afternoon.
New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones said Wednesday
the man was driving a refrigerated truck carrying 42,000 pounds
of Muenster cheese. Jones says the cheese company, K&K
Cheese in Cashton, Wis., valued the cargo at $200,000.
New Jersey Detective Oliver Sissman tells WISC-TV in
Wisconsin that the suspect used false paperwork to obtain the
cheese.
hotel seeks professional guest for 35 days
HELSINKI (AP) — Fed up with the neighbors?
Pipes burst in the kitchen? Or, you just want to get away from
it all for a while?
Hotel Finn in the heart of Helsinki might just be the ticket —
they’re seeking a “professional sleeper” for 35 days to test their
rooms and write all about it.
Hotel manager Tio Tikka says he thought up the stunt to help
promote the hotel after lengthy renovations.
Tikka said Wednesday that they were looking for a “dynamic
person to write a quality blog” about their daily experiences at
the basic hotel, which has no bar or restaurant.
Requirements: Fluent Finnish and English, Russian a plus.
The job opens May 17 with applications closing end of April.
So far more that 600 would-be hotel sleepers have applied.
Hawaii lawmakers push
forward school land bills
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers
are pushing forward an initiative to allow the
state to develop school lands through public-private partnerships. The Senate Ways and Means
Committee voted to advance a proposal on
Wednesday that would create a three-year pilot
project under the lieutenant governor’s office.
Three House committees also approved a
different version bill on Wednesday. The idea
of raising state revenue to through school land
development has gained momentum this session.
Lawmakers in both chambers passed different
versions of the initiative earlier this month.
But lawmakers disagree about details of the
bill, such as how many initial pilot projects
there should be and who should facilitate them.
Despite apparent consensus about the idea in
the Legislature, some residents still oppose the
initiative. They worry about how development
might impact their communities.
Weather prompts bridge,
school closures on Kauai
HONOLULU (AP) — Severe weather has
prompted the closure of an elementary school
on Kauai. Hawaii News Now says Hanalei
Elementary School on Kauai was closed
Wednesday.
Kauai County officials say heavy rains on
Tuesday also caused dangerous road conditions
and the closure of Hanalei Bridge.
Other public schools on Kauai remain open.
School buses were not set to run Wednesday
from Haena to Hanalei because of road conditions and the bridge closure.
Hawaiian Electric warns
customers of phone scam
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Electric
Co. is warning customers about an apparent
scam involving telephone calls claiming people
are behind on their electric bills.
The utility said Tuesday customers have
reported they’re being told to make payments
on their electric bills at retail stores using specific debit card services. The scammer is telling
customers to provide a confirmation number
granting the scammer access to customer funds.
Hawaiian Electric is reminding customers
not to provide their personal, confidential, or
financial information to any unidentified individual. It’s urging customers to be cautious
when responding to phone calls.
The company suggests asking for the caller’s
name, phone number and company name to
deter any leading questions.
Hawaiian Electric is urging customers to
report any suspicious activity to the Honolulu
Police Department.
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Hawaii lawmakers honor
fallen service members
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii state House
and Senate used a joint session to honor military
service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lawmakers held a ceremony Wednesday
afternoon to award the Hawaii Medal of Honor to
the families of 19 fallen soldiers.
House and Senate members approved a joint
resolution earlier this session agreeing to honor
the servicemen for their sacrifices.
Rep. Mark Takai says Hawaii has lost 327
service members in fighting terrorism since
March 29, 2003. He says the awards are symbols of aloha and appreciation.
The Hawaii Medal of Honor was created in
2005 to honor soldiers who are killed in action
during wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wednesday’s recipients are members of the
U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
Defense contractor’s
attorney appeals bail ruling
HONOLULU (AP) — The attorney of a
Pacific Command defense contractor accused
of giving military secrets to his girlfriend is
appealing a judge’s ruling keeping him in custody while he awaits trial. Birney Bervar filed
the appeal on behalf of Benjamin Bishop in
U.S. District Court in Honolulu on Wednesday.
Magistrate Judge Richard Puglisi on Monday
ordered Bishop detained on the grounds he’s a
danger to national security because he could
divulge classified information if released.
Bishop is charged with one count of communicating national defense information to a
person not entitled to receive it and one count
of unlawfully retaining national defense documents and plans.
A hearing on the appeal has been scheduled
for Thursday before Judge Leslie Kobayashi.
Hawaii man accused in
attack; victim doused in gas
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A $260,000
bail has been set for a Hawaii man accused of
participating in a group attack that left the victim
battered and doused with gasoline in what police
say was an attempt to set him on fire. The Maui
News reports that 39-year-old Brok Carlton
faces charges including robbery, assault and kidnapping in connection with the beating.
Police say four attackers forced the victim
to the ground outside his West Maui apartment,
hit him with baseball bats, threw gas on him and
attempted to tie his hands and feet with zip-ties
in the Thursday night assault. Authorities say the
assailants fled as residents began coming out to
see what was going on. Carlton’s attorney had
argued unsuccessfully for the Kihei man’s supervised release, and he remains in police custody.
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ATTENTION ALL SAMOANA HS ALUMNI We are respectfully calling
alumni Students & Parents this Sat. March 30th to help raise funds
to repair the “Shark Fautasi”
ISLANDWIDE VOLLEYBALL ASSOC. Important meeting Thur. April
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TAFUNA HIGH SCHOOL PTC (Parent Teacher Conference) Thur. March
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PLEASE DONATE Your unwanted clothes, shoes, and kids’ wear to
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GROUP SUPPORT HANNAH to rebuild strength, to restore wisdom
& understanding & working together side by side to overcome any
obstacle, please call and join us. Pua 770-6938 or 633-2855
SURVIVORS TAKING ACTION THROUGH SHARING Meeting Saturday. Open Fellowship, all welcome @ Lion’s office by Showers of
Blessing. Elizabeth 770-2504 or 699-0272 (Victiims of Violence)
ASOA General Meetings. Will be held each month on the 3rd Friday
at 10am at ASOA Center in Tafuna on Tasi St. All seniors welcome.
Questions, call 699-1131
YANA If you are feeling lonely & need someone to talk to, we are
here for you. Please contact us at 252-YANA(9262) 24/7
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College graduate with excellent pass in Accounting and
Mathematics
Basic understanding of Accounting functions and
principles
Be computer literate. Competent with Microsoft Office.
Fast & a willing learner and team player.
Closing date will be Friday, March 29, 2013 by 4.00pm.
Please submit applications and/or resumes at the following
address.
Human Resources Department
Tradewinds Hotel
P O Box 999
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Tel: 699 1000 (Extn 716) Fax: 699-1010
Email: [email protected]
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AS-EPA SAYS:
Litter hurts. .
Do the right thing
AMERICAN SAMOA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COMMERCIAL 2 STORY BUILDING Approx 5100 sq. ft. located
in Pago on main road. Call 7704947. [04/08]
MULIFANUA, SAMOA
Private Rooms
Single, $65 & $80 per bed 3 Minutes from the airport
Double, $100 per room
1 Minute from the interisland wharf
FINANCE OFFICER.
Requirements
HELP/JoBS
misc.
TRANSIT MOTEL
American Samoa’s 4-star leading resort is seeking for an honest,
trustworthy and suitably qualified individual for the position of
yard sale
2 BDRM APT on 2nd floor. Semi
furnished w/refrig & stove, utility rm w/washer-dryer hookups.
Quiet neighborhood, centrally
located close to bus routes,
stores, & restaurants. Debit meter. Prefer single or couple. 1st MISCELLANEOUS
month & security deposit reg’d
before lease signed. Call Ken FREE HEALTHY KITTENS 6 258-4436. [03/30]
7 weeks old looking for good
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
RFP No. ASCC #003-2013
Issuance Date: March 19, 2013
Due Date and Time: April 19, 2013
No later than (NLT) 2:00p.m. Local Time
The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) under the Office of Special Projects, hereby
issues a Request for Proposal (RFP) from qualified firms and/or individuals to provide the following
services:
“Architectural and Engineering (A&E) design of a New Two (2) Story
Multipurpose
Building-MPB for ASCC.”
Submissions: Original and (5) five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope
marked “RFP No.ASCC-003-2013 A&E-MPB.” Submissions are to be sent or hand delivered to
the following address and shall be received N.L.T. 2:00p.m. American Samoa (Local Time).
ASCC Procurement Office
Mapusaga Campus
Attention: Jessie Su’esu’e - P.O.
Telephone: 684-699-9155 extension 391
Note: Any proposal received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under
any circumstances.
Document:
The RFP required documents for this bid can be obtain from ASCC Procurement Office, Mapusaga
Campus during normal working hours (7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.)
Review:
Request for Proposal (RFP) submittals will be thoroughly reviewed by an appointed Source
Evaluation Board (SEB) under the auspices of the Chief Procurement Officer.
Right of Rejection:
The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) reserves the right to reject any and/or all
proposals and/or to waive any irregularities and/or any informalities contained in submitted
proposals that are not in the best interest of ASCC or the public.
Approved by:
Dr. Seth P. Galea’i
ASCC President
samoa news, Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Universal Crossword
Thursday,
March 28,
2013
Edited by Timothy E. Parker March 28, 2013
ACROSS
1 Bay of Pigs
org.
4 Some
airliners
10 Blockheads
14 Branch
15 Pointless
end?
16 Sandpaper
surface
17 Daytime
drop-off?
18 Most
important
20 “Weekend
Update”
show, briefly
21 In ___
(wowed by)
22 Business
owner’s
contract
23 “The doctor
___”
25 “Employ”
attachment
26 Not exactly
middle-ofthe-road
31 Lisa, to Bart
34 Springtime
zodiac sign
35 Shipped off
36 Seventh-day
activity
37 Shipping
allowance
38 Spring
features
39 Relaxed
condition
40 ___
d’oeuvres
41 “Bus Stop”
playwright
William
42 Specialized
racehorse
43 SAT takers,
frequently
3/28
44 In perfect
condition
46 Polynesian
paste
47 Wheelchair
access
48 Nautical
direction
51 Yuletide
number
54 Kegger
necessity
57 Reached the
low point
59 Versatile
playing card
60 Use an
auger
61 In a melodic
style
62 It’s penned
up
63 Mighty
Joe Young
and kin
64 Common
hunting dog
65 Wedding
announcement word
DOWN
1 Some drink
containers
2 Qom home
3 Rock band
equipment
4 What’s in the
fine print
5 ___ Plaza
(hotel chain)
6 Carton
sealer
7 Hockey
great Phil,
familiarly
8 Foam toy
brand
9 Word before
“Lanka”
10 Fairy tale
man-eaters
11 Soprano’s
strain
12 Goes on like
a glove
13 Eyelid
swelling
19 Cassini of
couture
24 Proofreader’s
marks
25 Tolkien tree
creatures
26 Strips
of wood
27 Shortstop’s
faux pas
28 For ___
(cheaply)
29 Bay sound
30 Shoreline
indentation
31 Skipper
32 Early
Japanese
immigrant
33 Violinist
Isaac
36 Furnish
with more
weapons
38 Roman’s 103
42 Book of
biblical
songs
44 Cowboys
quarterback
Tony
45 Wake from
sleep
46 Party
spreads
48 “Dancing
Queen”
singers
49 Cartoon
flapper Betty
50 Raison d’___
51 Parrot’s
beak part
52 Way into a
mine
53 Tooth or
plant part
55 Reason to
use Stridex
56 Small dog
breed,
briefly
58 Women with
shavers
PREVIOUS PUZZLE ANSWER
3/27
© 2013 Universal Uclick
www.upuzzles.com
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE By Wilbur Pomett
Happy Birthday: Use your past experience to help you make wise choices. Stand up
for your rights and refuse to let anyone take
advantage of you. Look for alternative ways to
subsidize your income in order to explore and
develop your skills, talents and desires. Let your
intuition guide you when it comes to love and
romance. Curb impulsiveness. Your numbers are
8, 11, 19, 23, 27, 32, 40.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Start planning an
adventure. Travel or exploring a new pastime will
boost your spirits and encourage you to open up
emotionally. Love is in the stars, and taking time
to get to know someone better will lead to greater
personal options. ✸✸✸
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): An idea you have
can help reform a situation you are involved in
that isn't working. An interesting partnership can
also lead to greater opportunity and good fortune. Be careful when traveling or dealing with
authority. ✸✸✸
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your ideas are
good but going about getting what you want must
be handled with honesty and integrity regardless
of what's at stake. Find a solution that doesn't
jeopardize your reputation and you will come out
the victor. Love is on the rise. ✸✸✸✸✸
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stay away from
unpredictable people looking for an out. Follow
your instincts and work toward a goal that will
benefit you or pad your resume. Keep your
emotions in check or you will appear vulnerable
and weak. ✸✸
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Boast about what you
have to offer and you will get the chance to show
your talent. Fixing up your place or reconfiguring
where you place your investments will result in
more assets. Someone will be jealous of your
accomplishments. ✸✸✸✸
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Consider what's
being offered or what the people around you are
doing or inferring. Don't expect to get the whole
truth, but if you tune in to what's being said, you
will intuitively figure out what you must do to protect your position. ✸✸✸
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put more time and
effort into your personal and professional partnerships. Having a greater understanding of what
you can offer one another will make it easier to
move forward positively with a set goal or destination. Love is amplified. ✸✸✸
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't share too
much information with your peers or colleagues.
You have to make sure you have everything in
place to avoid anyone from derailing what you
want to see transpire. You'll instinctively know
when to make your next move. ✸✸✸
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick close
to home and make alterations that will help
improve your surroundings as well as your lifestyle. Love and romance are prevalent, and an
understanding you share with someone will help
you reach your destination on time. ✸✸✸✸
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put greater
emphasis on whatever job you've been given.
Letting someone sidetrack you will lead to
greater delays and problems with superiors or
clients. Someone is likely to have a change of
heart. Listen to grievances, but don't fold under
pressure. ✸✸
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Settlements
and contracts can be dealt with in your personal
and professional affairs. Love is on the rise, and
sharing your space with someone special will
enhance your relationship. Past experience will
help you excel now. ✸✸✸✸✸
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't limit what
you can do because you are afraid of the consequences. Size up your situation and follow the
path your intuition designates. You have more
control than you realize and you can make a difference if you stand up for your rights. ✸✸✸
Birthday Baby: You are adaptable, intuitive
and quick to react. You are loving and positive.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
PARENTS SHOULD LAY DOWN LAW ON IMPORTANCE OF BIKE HELMETS
DEAR ABBY: As a law enforcement officer, I
would like to comment on your reply to “Overprotective Mom” (Dec. 26). I agree with your solution
to have the boy who wouldn’t wear his bike helmet
because it was “uncool” visit a facility that treats
people with traumatic brain injuries. However, you
missed a golden opportunity to remind parents that
they are the parents, and because they are responsible for their child’s safety, THEY are in charge!
What has happened to plain old “parenting”?
Time and again, I see children make their own rules
because the parents have shrugged off the responsibility of parenting. You should have told them to
tell their child that if he won’t wear a helmet, his
bike will be taken away until he does. -- BILL IN
BARTLESVILLE, OKLA.
DEAR BILL: You and many readers are right.
I DID overlook the issue of parenting in my reply.
Mea culpa! Read on:
DEAR ABBY: Have “Overprotective Mom” ask
her son if he thinks firefighters, fighter pilots, police
officers and football players are “uncool.” They all
wear helmets! -- JAMES IN HASTINGS, NEB.
DEAR ABBY: Not wearing a bike helmet to be
“cool” is knuckling under to peer pressure. Those
parents should use this opportunity to explain peer
pressure and its consequences to their son.
He needs to understand that he must make decisions for himself, and his “friends” should accept
him for who he is. He needs to learn to stand his
ground and be who he wants to be despite what
others think of him. He also needs to learn to make
decisions that affect his life based on facts, and
not follow the crowd. True friends will most often
make the same sound decisions that he makes, or
accept his decision without pressuring him.
One other comment: Require the kid to wear a
helmet or forfeit the right to ride a bike. It’s called
“tough love” and although it is tough, it is also
rewarding. More parents need to have sound, wellthought-out rules and stick to them. -- PARENT
FIRST, FRIEND SECOND
DEAR ABBY: Patients cannot be used as
exhibits, even with the best of intentions. It would
be unethical and also illegal under HIPAA laws. A
better option would be to contact the injury prevention office at a local children’s hospital and ask for
tips. If your readers don’t live near one, there are
websites filled with helpful information. -- LAURIE
IN DALLAS
DEAR ABBY: It’s true that there is no state
code law in Texas regarding bicycle helmets,
but many municipalities, including Dallas, have
ordinances that require riders to wear them. That
mother should check her city code. -- CONCERNED IN TEXAS
DEAR ABBY: “Overprotective” should let her
son choose a “cool” helmet and be sure it’s fitted
correctly. Going to a bike shop may be the best bet.
Serious bikers are cool and will be supportive.
The boy should select the style and color he
wants and decorate it with hot stickers or whatever he wishes. If that doesn’t work, then take
the bike away. It’s the kind of cause-and-effect
discipline that really works. -- BARBARA IN RUMFORD, MAINE
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