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The Samoana High School Sharks varsity football team will be donning their long awaited new football uniforms for today’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Varsity football championship game against the defending ASHSAA Varsity football champion Tafuna Warriors.
Starting at 8:15 a.m. today at the Veterans Memorial Stadium these two teams will meet in the championship finals for this year’s ASHSAA Varsity football
championship trophy. [photo: Jeff Hayner]
Australia celebrates after defeating New Zealand 35-21 to win the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series rugby tournament at the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens,
(AP Photo/Stephen Hindley)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Page B2
samoa news, Saturday, November 30, 2013
ready for Round
2 at Arrowhead
Los Angeles Clippers forward Jared Dudley, left, is fouled by Sacramento Kings forward John
Salmons, center, while Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins, right, watches during the first quarter of an
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Westbrook’s 3-pointer
beats Warriors in OT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook’s 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime sent the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 113112 victory over the Golden State Warriors on
The Thunder had plenty of chances to tie or
take the lead in the final seconds but kept coming
up empty — though getting more chances —
before Westbrook drained the corner 3-pointer
just before the buzzer.
Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points
on 10-of-25 shooting, Kevin Durant added 25
and the Thunder won their sixth consecutive
game overall and ninth straight at home to start
Stephen Curry scored 32 for Golden State
and Harrison Barnes had a career-high 26
HEAT 90, RAPTORS 83
TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James scored
27 points, Dwyane Wade had 22 and Miami
beat Toronto to win its ninth straight game.
Ray Allen and Michael Beasley each scored
seven points and Chris Bosh fouled out with
four points as the Heat won their 13th straight
over the Raptors and their seventh straight in
Toronto. Miami has not lost to the Raptors since
Jan. 27, 2010.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Rudy
Gay had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost their second straight. Kyle Lowry
had 15 for Toronto.
ROCKETS 114, NETS 95
HOUSTON (AP) — Chandler Parsons
scored 21 points, making six 3-pointers, and
Houston easily picked up its fourth straight win
by beating Brooklyn.
The Rockets led by 26 points at halftime
and Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd benched all
his starters except Brook Lopez for the entire
Houston made 19 3-pointers, led by a perfect
6-of-6 effort from Parsons, who scored all his
points in the first three quarters. James Harden
scored nine points with seven assists for the
Rockets in his return after missing three games
with a sore left foot.
Lopez was also back after sitting out the last
six games with a sprained left ankle. He started
in place of Kevin Garnett and scored 16 points
in about 21 minutes.
HAWKS 88, MAVERICKS 87
ATLANTA (AP) — Al Horford made the
go-ahead shot with 4.2 seconds left and Atlanta
rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half
to beat Dallas. Jeff Teague scored 25 points
for the Hawks, while Horford finished with 17
points and 12 rebounds.
The Mavericks were up 70-55 when point
guard Jose Calderon went out late in the third
quarter with a sprained right ankle. He was
taken for X-rays and did not return.
Without Calderon running the offense, Dallas
totally bogged down. Rookie guard Shane
Larkin had a miserable night, going 0 for 4 from
the field and turning it over four times. The
Mavericks hit just 38 percent, with Vince Carter
missing badly on the final shot of the game.
PACERS 93, WIZARDS 73
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George
scored 23 points and Roy Hibbert added 13 and
eight rebounds to lead Indiana past injury-hampered Washington. The Pacers won their sixth
straight and extended their best start in franchise history to 15-1.
Lance Stephenson flirted with his third tripledouble before departing late and had seven points,
11 rebounds and 10 assists for Indiana, which shot
44 percent and forced 18 turnovers while limiting
Washington to 40 percent shooting.
The Wizards (7-9) trailed by as many as 25
in the fourth quarter and lost their 11th straight
game in Indianapolis. Star point guard John Wall
struggled badly, rarely attacked the rim and finished with eight points on 4-of-14 shooting.
PELICANS 121, 76ERS 105
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jrue Holiday had
20 points and 13 assists in his first game as a
visiting player against his former team, leading
New Orleans over Philadelphia.
Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Holiday
added seven rebounds as the Pelicans (7-8)
snapped a four-game road skid.
Holiday, an All-Star last season for the
Sixers, was sent to New Orleans in a summer
trade that netted Philadelphia No. 6 overall pick
Nerlens Noel and a future first-rounder.
Tony Wroten scored 24 points on 9-for-13
shooting off the bench, and Spencer Hawes
contributed 12 points and nine boards for Philadelphia. Wroten (lower back) and Hawes (knee)
(Continued on page B6)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are
stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses.
The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown
in New England.
Much has changed in the two weeks since they played at Mile
Much has stayed the same, too.
The Broncos and Chiefs are both 9-2 and tied atop the AFC
West, so it’s still a two-team race to the finish. But the Chiefs
are no longer the NFL’s lone undefeated team — in fact, they’re
the first to start with nine straight wins and then lose two in a
row — while the Broncos squandered a chance to create some
separation with their overtime loss to the Patriots last weekend.
“I think just playing is the best medicine,” Chiefs quarterback
Alex Smith said, “but no question, when you’re playing for your
division, it raises the focus for sure.”
The Broncos would have the tiebreaker over Kansas City and
a two-game lead with four games to go with a win. The Chiefs
would put themselves in position to win the division for just
the second time in a decade, not to mention take a step toward
home-field advantage in the playoffs.
So it’s an easy argument that there’s even more on the line
than the first time they met.
“I don’t think you can just say, ‘Well, it was just a couple
weeks ago that we played them,’” Broncos quarterback Peyton
Manning said. “You have study them just as hard as you did
the first time around. So from that standpoint, it doesn’t get any
easier to prepare because they are such a diverse team schemewise and they have such good players.”
The Chiefs could be without two of their best players, though.
Leading pass rusher Justin Houston, who dislocated his
elbow in a gruesome fall during the Chiefs’ 41-38 loss to the
Chargers last week, will likely watch from the sideline. His running mate Tamba Hali hopes to play despite spraining his right
ankle against San Diego.
If neither of them can go, it doesn’t bode well against the
Broncos’ high-scoring offense.
“I feel real optimistic about being out there,” said Hali, who’s
missed just two games in his eight-year career. “I want to be out
there with our guys. I can definitely be a force.”
Even with their top two pass rushers, the Chiefs failed to get
pressure on Manning in their first go-around. Manning threw for
323 yards and a touchdown without an interception or taking a
sack, and the result was a reasonably comfortable 27-17 victory.
“We don’t take anything for granted,” Broncos interim coach
Jack Del Rio said. “We go in, we prepare hard, we make sure
we understand the things they want to get done and how can we
keep that from happening, and make sure that we’re attacking
them with the things that we want to be good at.
“Again, it’s basically approaching it very similarly,” Del Rio
added. “The difference is that we just did this a couple weeks ago.”
Here are five things to keep in mind as they play Round 2:
MORENO’S FLAT TIRE: Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, who had career high 224 yards rushing against
the Patriots, missed practice time this week with an ankle injury.
Moreno hopes to play against Kansas City, but it’s uncertain
how effective he’ll be.
BATTERED DBS: The Chiefs’ defensive backs were humbled
last week by Philip Rivers, who threw for nearly 400 yards against
them. Now, they face the prospect of Manning and his plethora of
wide receivers. “You have to be willing to get down there, to challenge, compete,” Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said.
“Sometimes they might hit a big play on us, but we’re trying to
win the game. That’s the No. 1 thing we’re trying to do.”
VICKERSON’S VALUE: Broncos defensive tackle Kevin
Vickerson landed on injured reserve with a hip injury, so it
will be up to Sylvester Williams to step in and help slow down
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. “I told him, ‘Where this
team wants to go, you’re going to have to grow quick,” fellow
defensive tackle Terrance Knighton said. “There are certain
BEWARE THE PICKS: Denver excels at running crossing
routes that inadvertently (wink, wink) cause picks in the secondary. Demaryius Thomas may catch the ball 5 yards downfield, but he ends up gaining 20. “That’s something you have
to stop,” Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said. “You have to
disrupt their routes, hit them as they’re crossing the field.”
CHIEFS LEARNING: Chiefs coach Andy Reid wouldn’t
reveal particulars, but he said there were things he learned from
the way New England dominated Denver in the second half last
Sunday. “You can learn from every game and every snap,” he
said. “We’ll see how that works out.”
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In this Oct. 17, 2010 photo, New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott looks on against the Denver
Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. Scott has made a seamless
transition from the football field to the TV studio as one of the four hosts of CBS Sports Network’s
(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)
“That Other Pregame Show” every Sunday during the NFL season.
Brees and Wilson focus
of Saints’ trip to Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — In two seasons, Russell
Wilson has made winning in Seattle impenetrable for opposing teams.
Since the day he became the Seattle Seahawks
quarterback, Wilson has never lost on his home
field. That’s 13 straight in the regular season.
Going back even further, Wilson hasn’t lost a
home game since Oct. 2, 2010 when he was at
North Carolina State and the Wolfpack lost to
Virginia Tech. It’s a streak of 23 games since
Wilson has walked off his home field with a loss.
That string as Seahawks quarterback will get
tested this week by one of Wilson’s idols, New
Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
“There is no place like home. Playing here
is a special moment,” Wilson said. “It is one of
those things that is a once in a lifetime thing you
have to make sure you go to CenturyLink and
watch a game. It really is something special.”
Monday night is a rousing late-season
matchup between the top two teams in the NFC
when the 9-2 Saints visit the 10-1 Seahawks.
It’s a marquee prime-time showcase that could
be an NFC championship game preview and
eventually might determine who earns homefield advantage in the conference playoffs.
The home-field fight is one of many subplots:
—The teams are facing each other for the
first time since the 2010 NFC divisional playoffs, when the Seahawks ended New Orleans’
reign as Super Bowl champs with a surprising
41-36 upset capped by Marshawn Lynch’s
stunning tackle-shedding touchdown run in the
—There’s the Seahawks turmoil of the past
week with the four-game suspension of starting
cornerback Walter Thurmond for violation of
the league’s substance-abuse policy, and the
potential suspension of injured cornerback
—And there’s the Saints still seeking a validating road victory after losing at New England
and the New York Jets earlier in the season.
But the most intriguing aspect is a pair of
quarterbacks working successfully to break
long-held stereotypes about the position they
play: that they are too short.
“I followed him a lot. I watched him in his
college career and I remember my dad telling
me I have to watch this guy, this guy is awesome,” Wilson said. “ ... I know everyone compares our heights and everything, the thing that
I admire about him is his leadership, attention to
detail, (and) competitive nature.
When Brees was slinging passes at Purdue,
Wilson was watching. When Brees was drafted
by San Diego, Wilson was studying. And when
Brees went to New Orleans and led the Saints to
a Super Bowl title, Wilson was breaking down
film and looking for tips to add to his game.
Wilson often gets compared to Fran
Tarkenton for his ability to scramble and keep
plays alive. But if there is a player he emulates,
it’s Brees. He was such a Brees fan, Wilson
often wore a Saints hat around the Wisconsin
campus during his final year of college football.
“Listen, there’s plenty of things that that
guy can do that I could never dream of doing
athletically,” Brees said. “You watch the way
he plays, you see the intensity and focus which
he plays with, and he’s won a lot of big games
in his early career thus far. I love what he has
overcome throughout his career and kind of the
road he has traveled. Like I said, I couldn’t have
more respect for the guy.”
Despite his admiration, Wilson never got a
chance to meet Brees until last year’s Pro Bowl,
where there were long conversations. The elder QB
passed on tips and suggestions on succeeding in the
NFL as a shorter quarterback. It was time Wilson
valued and was the beginning of a friendship.
“It wasn’t like we were sitting there comparing notes about being 6-foot and under,”
Brees said. “I don’t know. We might’ve talked
about just the fact that you have to see through
windows and anticipate. The other senses kind
of have to be heightened. If you lack vision at
times or whatever, you’ve got to be able to do
other things to make up for that.”
They might share similar traits, but their
roles within the respective offenses they lead
are dramatically different. Brees is the engine,
entering Monday’s game second in the league
in yards passing and touchdown passes, trailing
only Peyton Manning in those categories. He’s
completed more passes (300) than Wilson has
Therein lies the biggest difference. While the
Saints’ offensive success is largely determined
by how well Brees plays, the Seahawks remain
predicated on being able to run first. They ask
Wilson to be the point guard for their offense.
Brees has attempted at least 33 passes in every
game this season; Wilson has attempted more
than 30 passes only seven times in his career.
Different styles, different quarterbacks, similar results. “I think that our league is seeing
very good production, very good play makers
with different builds and different skill sets,”
Saints coach Sean Payton said. “I think it still
gets back to that person that’s very driven,
that’s very competitive (and) smart.”
How to not miss
one second of
the Super Bowl
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whether you’re on a beer run,
a bathroom break or just can’t find a good seat at a packed
party, there will be ways to keep tabs on the upcoming Super
Just to make sure you’re covered, let’s examine each scenario so you don’t miss a second of the action. You might
need a credit card. But what’s a few more bucks since you
just bought that six-pack of beer?
Depending on your setup there’s a different playbook.
Like Peyton Manning, sometimes you have to call an audible
and change plans quickly. But preparation is everything.
Ready, set, hut hut!
Before you get off the couch, grab your smartphone or
FIRST LOOK: If you are one of those power tablet users
with a cellular data plan, you’re in luck. You can download
the Fox Sports Go app and watch a live stream of the game
and halftime show for free.
Broadcaster Fox, which will host Super Bowl XLVIII on
Feb. 2, will for the first time not require you to prove you are
a pay TV subscriber to access the game through the tablet
app. The promotion is only for the Super Bowl. Most of the
time, proof of a pay TV package is required.
This is the best option for full video of the game, other
than your regular TV, which will have the Super Bowl on
the free-to-air Fox channel with hosts Joe Buck and Troy
SECOND LOOK: If you’re a Verizon customer, you’re
also in luck. You can download the NFL Mobile app and
pay $5 a month to get live video streams of every Monday
night, Thursday night and Sunday night game. For the last
two years, the app has also carried the Super Bowl and the
If you’re outside of Wi-Fi coverage, reception may be
spotty for the first two options.
CHECK DOWN: SiriusXM customers can download
the mobile app and listen to live coverage of the game on
channel SiriusXM NFL Radio as long as they’re paying the
extra $3.50 per month for Internet access. If you’re not a customer yet, you’ll need to get at least a Sirius Select package
for $14.49 per month plus $3.50 a month for Internet access.
This requires that you have the satellite radio hardware.
You won’t be seeing the action, but the audio will be reliable even on cellular coverage.
SCRAMBLE: What if you don’t have a smartphone, satellite receiver or don’t want to pay? Wait for a commercial
break and make a dash for your car. Tune to longtime Super
Bowl host WestwoodOne, which has AM radio stations
across the nation. If you’re smart, you’ll tune to the station
beforehand. Drive to a liquor store that you know has a TV.
Both Sirius and the AM stations will carry the play-byplay with Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason.
Grab the nearest laptop or tablet computer.
FIRST LOOK: Presuming you’ll be sitting down, surf
to FoxSports.com on a Web browser or download the Fox
Sports Go app on your tablet. While plans are still in flux,
there’s a good chance that Fox will also host on-demand
playback of the game’s commercials, which are usually a
source of Monday morning chatter. That’s what CBS did last
year, along with providing ways to comment on Twitter and
Facebook about everything to do with the game.
Don’t forget to wash your hands.
SECOND LOOK: Turn the TV up really loud before
heading to the head.
Grab the nearest laptop or tablet computer.
FIRST LOOK: Along with having a screen all to yourself,
you will likely be able to toggle between different camera
angles online. Last year, CBS offered several different ones
including an “All-22” view that showed a top-down look at
every player on the field so you can study formations as well
as a “Fan Choice” camera view chosen by votes.
The computer option is also good even if you’re in front
of your TV as you can participate in the online buzz around
the nation’s biggest TV event of the year.
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tough game #2
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) fouls Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill on an
inbound pass during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at the Palace in Auburn Hills,
Mich., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
➧ National Basketball League Roundup…
Continued from page B2
both played for the first time in three games, but
the 76ers lost for the ninth time in their last 11.
LAKERS 106, PISTONS 102
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Wesley
Johnson scored 27 points, and Jordan Farmar
led a fourth-quarter rally by Los Angeles, which
overcame a 10-point deficit to beat Detroit.
Dominated around the basket for most of the
night, the Lakers held on when Detroit’s Josh
Smith drove into traffic and was called for an
offensive foul with 2.7 seconds left and the
Pistons down two. Nick Young made two free
throws at the other end to put the game away.
Shawne Williams finished with 20 points for
the Lakers. Farmar and Pau Gasol had 13 each.
Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 22
points, and Smith had eight points, 19 rebounds
and eight assists. Detroit attempted 100 field
goals, 20 more than the Lakers, and the Pistons
had 22 offensive rebounds. Their 76 points in
the paint set an NBA season high — but only
eight of them came in the fourth quarter.
NUGGETS 97, KNICKS 95
DENVER (AP) — Carmelo Anthony missed
a contested, 14-foot jumper at the buzzer, and
Denver hung on to beat New York and its former
star player. Ty Lawson scored 22 points for the
Nuggets, who sent the Knicks to an eighth consecutive loss. Randy Foye added 17 points and
provided the defense on Anthony’s last shot.
Anthony, who finished with 27 points,
starred for the Nuggets for 7 1/2 seasons. He
was back in Denver for the second time since
he asked for and received a trade to New York
in February 2011. Just as he was in his initial
return to Denver last March, when a knee injury
knocked him out of the game early, the former
fan favorite was booed practically every time he
touched the ball.
SPURS 109, MAGIC 91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tim Duncan scored
17 of his 19 points in the first half, Marco Belinelli also had 19 points, and San Antonio beat
Orlando. San Antonio scored 17 straight points
in the second quarter, turning a one-point edge
into a 58-40 lead, and was able to rest Duncan
for much of the second half while Orlando
couldn’t slice the deficit into single digits.
Both teams were playing without starting
guards. The Spurs were without Tony Parker,
who had a sprained ankle, and Orlando’s Jameer
Nelson was nursing a sprained foot. Both injuries were sustained in games Wednesday night.
Arron Afflalo scored 17 points for Orlando,
who now heads for a six-game, 12-day road
trip. The Magic don’t have another home game
until Dec. 13.
BOBCATS 92, BUCKS 76
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Al Jefferson
posted season highs with 23 points and 12
rebounds, and Charlotte handed Milwaukee its
11th straight loss.
Jefferson scored 13 points in the fourth
quarter for the Bobcats, who had lost six of their
past seven at home.
Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and Bismack Biyombo had a season-high 14 rebounds.
The Bobcats outrebounded the Bucks 54-37
and outscored them 44-26 in the paint.
Brandon Knight scored 17 points for the
Bucks (2-13), who have lost seven straight
games on the road. O.J. Mayo came in averaging 15.3 points for Milwaukee but was held
to 5 points on 2-of-11 shooting.
CLIPPERS 104, KINGS 98, OT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jamal
Crawford had a season-high 31 points, 11
assists and seven rebounds off the bench to help
Los Angeles beat Sacramento.
Crawford made two free throws with 21 seconds left in the extra period to cap a 10-0 run.
Blake Griffin added 21 points and 12 assists,
while DeAndre Jordan blocked a career-high
nine shots for the Clippers, who played without
point guard Chris Paul for the first time this
season. The win moved Clippers coach Doc
Rivers within one victory of 600 for his career.
Sacramento, which missed two 3-pointers
over the final 70 seconds, lost its third straight
this season to its Western Conference foes.
SUNS 112, JAZZ 101
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Markieff Morris
scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting off the
bench, and Goran Dragic added 19 points and
nine assists to lead hot-shooting Phoenix over
Utah. Eric Bledsoe also scored 19 points off the
bench and Miles Plumlee chipped in 15 points
and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who beat the Jazz
for the second time this month. Phoenix had no
trouble getting into an offensive rhythm early,
shooting 41-of-75 (54.7 percent) from the field.
It kept Utah at a comfortable distance for
much of the game despite a strong offensive
outing for the Jazz. Marvin Williams had 18
points and Alec Burks added 16 off the bench
to lead Utah, who lost despite shooting 40-of-83
(48.2 percent) from the field.
CELTICS 103, CAVALIERS 86
BOSTON (AP) — Jeff Green scored 31
points, the most by Boston player this season,
and the Celtics beat Cleveland for their third
victory in four games. Jordan Crawford had 11
points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Boston,
which at 7-11 has the most wins in the Atlantic
Division. Avery Bradley scored eight of his
21 points in the first quarter, when the Celtics
jumped to an 18-2 lead. They maintained a
double-digit edge for the rest of the game.
Dion Waiters scored 21 points and Kyrie
Irving had 17 for the Cavaliers, who lost their
fifth straight game and fell to 1-9 on the road
this season. Cleveland scored just 10 points in
the first quarter, its worst output for any quarter
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — One play. One yard. One disputed video review. More than 60 minutes of tough, physical
football in South Bend last season ended when a wall of Notre
Dame defenders stopped Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor inches short
of the end zone in overtime. Cardinal coach David Shaw and his
players believed the ball crossed the goal line on Taylor’s second
effort, but officials had already blown the whistle — and that
meant the play was over. Notre Dame 20, Stanford 13.
While the Fighting Irish advanced to the BCS championship
game in Miami, where they lost to Alabama, the Cardinal’s motto
became “finish strong.” Stanford did just that, winning its final
eight games, including the Pac-12 title and the Rose Bowl.
The eighth-ranked Cardinal (9-2) carry that same message into
Saturday’s regular-season finale against No. 25 Notre Dame (8-3)
before next week’s conference championship game. Not as a rallying cry for revenge, rather as a reminder not to let any game
come down to such a difficult decision.
“In the end, the opportunities that were there for us to make, we
didn’t make. The opportunities that were there for Notre Dame to
make, they made,” Shaw said. “Besides that last play in the game,
that was the real difference in the game.”
The teams are different now and so are the stakes.
Kevin Hogan took over for struggling starter Josh Nunes two
weeks after the loss to the Irish and has been a key cog in the
Cardinal’s resurgence. Linebacker Manti Te’o and other starters
are gone for Notre Dame, and the Irish’s defense has hardly been
as dominant in their absence. And unlike last year’s meeting, both
teams are already out of the national championship picture.
The only way Stanford can clinch a fourth straight BCS bowl
is by beating No. 13 Arizona State in the Pac-12 championship
game next week and booking a return trip to the Rose Bowl. Notre
Dame, with three losses, has no chance of making a BCS bowl but
still wants to finish strong in coach Brian Kelly’s fourth season.
The Irish, who can move closer to consecutive 10-win seasons
for the first time since 1992-93, know exactly what it will take
in the rematch at Stanford Stadium — where the Cardinal have
won 15 straight. “When you’re playing a physical team like Stanford, it’s always going to come down to a couple of plays that
will change the course of the game,” left guard Chris Watt said.
“So just being able to capitalize on some of the opportunities that
Stanford gives us is very important.”
Here are five things to watch when Stanford and Notre Dame
SIMILAR STYLES: Both teams recruit the same players and
play a bruising brand of football. They also make so secret about
what they want to do: run the ball and stop the run. As last year
showed, that makes the margin for error awfully small. “It’s two
people trying to do the same thing,” Irish left tackle Zack Martin
said, “and neither team breaks that easy.”
PERFECT REES: Tommy Rees completed all four of his
passes for 43 yards and the winning TD in overtime last year after
Stanford knocked out Everett Golson. Rees is the starter now,
throwing for 2,739 yards, 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions
this season. And he’d love nothing more than another big-time
performance against Stanford. “It was one of the cooler moments
here at Notre Dame Stadium since I’ve been here,” Rees said. “I
remember the goal-line stand and not being able to watch. Running out on the field, it was an awesome memory for sure.”
MONTGOMERY’S MAGIC: Ty Montgomery missed last
year’s game at Notre Dame with a knee injury. The junior wide
receiver has been the Cardinal’s best playmaker all season, and
he’s coming off one of the greatest individual performances in
school history — albeit against a 1-11 California team. Montgomery matched a Stanford record with five touchdowns in a
63-13 blowout of the Golden Bears last Saturday. He’s 10th in
the country in all-purpose yards, averaging 160.91 this season.
LINE CHANGES: Notre Dame is down two starting offensive
linemen against one of the country’s best defensive lines. Center
Nick Martin suffered a season-ending left knee injury in the win
over BYU last week, and right guard Christian Lombard underwent season-ending back surgery after a win over Southern California on Oct. 19. Notre Dame has only given up seven sacks, tied
for second best in the country, but will be facing its toughest test
this season. Stanford is third in the nation against the run, giving
up just 89.5 yards per game, and outside linebacker Trent Murphy
leads the nation with 13 sacks.
TURNOVER MARGIN: For ranked teams, neither has a great
turnover margin. Notre Dame is minus-3, including minus-5 over
its last three games, and Stanford is even for the season. The Irish
are 13-0 under Kelly when they don’t commit a turnover. Stanford has a takeaway in 35 consecutive games, the second-longest
active streak behind Missouri (41).
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it’s at in
Oregon receiver Josh Huff, right, hauls in the winning touchdown against Oregon State
defender Tyrequek Zimmerman during the second half of an NCAA college football game in
(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Eugene, Ore., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Oregon won 36-35. THIS SPACE IS
The Beavers fall short in
36-35 loss to Oregon (12)
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State
receivers Richard Mullaney and Brandin Cooks
crumbled to the turf as time ran out on their
chance to beat rival Oregon in the 117th edition
of the Civil War.
Marcus Mariota hit Josh Huff with a 12-yard
touchdown pass with 29 seconds left to put the
12th-ranked Ducks up by a point Friday night.
The Beavers got the ball back, but Oregon’s
pumped-up defense held on for a 36-35 victory
over the valiant Beavers.
While there was obvious disappointment in
the loss, Oregon State took pride in making it a
“I’m proud of my guys,” cornerback Rashaad
Reynolds said. “We worked and we didn’t give
up. We got down early, 14-0, and I’m sure
everybody else thought the game was over, but
we kept pushing.”
There were certainly more positives to take
away than last weekend, when the Beavers
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“I was totally devastated and disappointed in
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absolutely essential we just come out and play
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Mariota threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns — all to Huff, who had nine catches for a
season-high 186 yards — and the Ducks (10-2,
7-2 Pac-12) sealed their sixth straight 10-win
season. It was also the team’s sixth consecutive
victory over the Beavers in the series.
With the Ducks holding a 24-23 lead, the
Beavers scored on Sean Mannion’s 4-yard pass
to Tyler Anderson to pull in front 29-24 early
in the fourth quarter. But Oregon answered
with Mariota’s fourth-and-11 pass to Huff for a
12-yard touchdown and the Ducks took a 30-29
lead with 7:56 left.
Victor Bolden ran for a 25-yard touchdown to put the Beavers ahead 35-30 with 1:38
remaining, but Oregon State’s defense couldn’t
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Mannion passed for 314 yards and two
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ended the season on a five-game losing streak,
their worst since dropping six straight to conclude the 1997 season.
Freshman Thomas Tyner rushed for 141
yards and another score for Oregon, which finished undefeated at home for the first time since
2010. The Ducks were coming off a deflating
42-16 loss at Arizona last weekend that ended
their Pac-12 and national title hopes.
The Beavers were thwarted on the opening
drive of the game when Mannion threw into
the end zone on fourth-and-1 to Cooks and was
intercepted by Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
Cooks is one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award as the country’s best receiver. He
went into Friday night leading the nation with
141.8 yards per game.
Following the interception, the Ducks drove
80 yards on seven plays, capped by De’Anthony
Thomas’ 5-yard touchdown dash to give Oregon
a 7-0 lead. Tyner added a 13-yard scoring run
before the first quarter was over.
Storm Woods scored on a 2-yard run for the
Beavers to make it 14-7. Trevor Romaine added
an 18-yard field goal with 2:33 left in the first
half. The Beavers got close again before the
break, but Mannion’s pass to Cooks was fumbled into the end zone for a touchback, and the
Beavers came away with nothing.
Reynolds intercepted Mariota on Oregon’s
ensuing drive and the Beavers went on to score
on Mannion’s 6-yard pass to Terron Ward to
make it 17-all at halftime.
Oregon State pulled in front 20-17 on
Romaine’s 47-yard field goal to open the
second half. But on the next drive, Mariota took
off on a 21-yard run before finding Huff with a
28-yard touchdown pass to regain the lead.
Ward slipped on the turf on fourth-and-1 at
the Oregon 5, and the Beavers missed a key
opportunity to go back ahead. But they closed to
24-23 early in the fourth on Romaine’s 37-yard
Oregon State was one of nine Pac-12 teams
vying for a spot in the conference’s seven bowl
“We’ll let everyone else take care of that,”
Mannion said about the team’s bowl prospects.
“We were trying to win this game today and we
come up short, but we’re not concerned with all
of that. Other people can think about that.”
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TELL ME A STORY: THE STUBBORN MAN AND HIS CLEVER WIFE
adapted by Amy Friedman and
illustrated by Meredith Johnson
(a Persian tale)
Once upon a time Afsaneh and
Yousef were happily married, but
Yousef grew lazy. He sat by while his
wife cooked and cleaned. When she
asked why he did nothing, he said he
was busy thinking.
One morning, when the calf began to
bleat, Afsaneh called to Yousef to tend
to the calf, but Yousef said, “It’s not
my job. I provide for you, and you must
care for me. You go see about the calf.”
Afsaneh had had enough and began
to argue, but Yousef only argued back.
Their argument went on all day and into
the night. At long last, Afsaneh said,
“Enough! Whoever speaks the next
word will be the one who feeds the calf
from this day on.”
Yousef nodded agreement, and so
they went to bed without saying another
word. In the morning, Afsaneh woke, lit
the fire, cooked their breakfast, cleaned
the house and prepared the midday
meal. She did not say a word.
Yousef ate the breakfast and sat in
his chair, lost in thought.
Afsaneh looked at him and realized
she could not watch him sitting idly
there all day and remain silent, and so
she left the house to go see a friend.
Soon after she departed, a beggar
knocked on the door and said, “Please
sir, I need some food and money.”
Yousef was about to speak when he
realized his wife must have been trying
to trick him. And so he said nothing.
The beggar decided the husband must
be deaf and mute, so he walked inside
and helped himself to a hearty breakfast.
Yousef said not a word.
Not long after the beggar departed,
a traveling barber knocked on the door.
He had come to ask Yousef if he wished
to have his beard trimmed.
Yousef thought it was another trick,
and so he remained silent.
The barber took that silence as
assent. He trimmed Yousef’s beard, and
when he held out his hand to be paid,
Yousef did nothing.
This infuriated the barber, who
yelled, “If you do not pay me, I’ll shave
off your entire beard and cut your hair!”
He waited for Yousef to say something
or give him money, but Yousef sat stubbornly still and silent, and so the barber
cut off his hair and shaved off his beard.
He departed in anger.
Before long, word spread of the
strange man who said and did nothing.
A thief heard this news, and so he hurried to the house. He knocked on the
door and when he saw Yousef’s shorter
hair and shaved face, he mistook him for
a woman. The thief said, “Young lady,
you should not be alone. Why don’t you
let me inside to keep you company?”
Yousef almost laughed, but he knew
this was another of his wife’s tricks. He
said nothing, and the thief walked inside
and began to fill his bag with vases and
clothing and teapots and tapestries.
When Yousef said nothing at all, the
thief departed. It grew late, and the calf
began to wail. When no one came to
feed it, it broke out of its stall and ran
into the village.
Afsaneh was at her friend’s house
when she heard the sound of her calf
wailing. “Fool,” she said when she
looked out the window. She ran outside
and caught the calf and returned home.
There she saw a stranger sitting
where Yousef usually sat. She did not
recognize this beardless person, and so
she asked, “Who are you?”
“Ah-ha!” Yousef cried. “You spoke
first, so you will tend the calf from this
Afsaneh could not believe what she
was hearing. “You shaved and cut your
hair just to fool me!” she said. But then
she looked around and saw their tapestries and teapots and clothing and vases
were gone. “What happened? Who
Yousef laughed. “The man you hired
to be a thief,” he said.
“Mad man!” cried Afsaneh. She was
so angry that she stormed out of the
house. “I will not stay here with such
She ran in search of the thief. She
asked everyone if they had seen a man
carrying a bag, and the village children
directed her toward the desert.
Afsaneh ran after him and at last
caught up with him at the oasis, where he
was watering his camel. She had an idea.
She began to flirt with the thief, and
so flattered was he by her attention that
he asked her to accompany him on his
journey, and as they walked, they talked.
After a while the thief said, “Marry
me,” for he had fallen in love.
Afsaneh agreed, but she was clever,
and by the time they reached the next
village, it was too late for a wedding.
The village chief invited them to stay
the night in his home.
After everyone was asleep, Afsaneh
got up and looked in the bag, where
she found all her belongings. Then she
cooked some flour and water over a
candle and poured the dough into the
She hurried out into the desert, taking
all her belongings.
When the thief woke and saw that
his beauty and his bag were gone, he
reached for his shoes. He could not fit
his feet inside, for the dough had risen
and hardened. He ran outside barefoot,
but by then the sun was high and the
sand was hot. He burned his feet and
had to stop.
So Afsaneh made her way home.
When she arrived, the house was
clean, the food cooked, the fire lit, and
she saw Yousef outside hanging the
“What’s this?” she asked.
“Because I was a stubborn fool, I lost
my face, my fortune and my wife,” he
They made up and agreed to share
the duties of the house.
And they lived happily ever after.
samoa news, Saturday, November 30, 2013
THERE’S SUCH A
THING AS OVERDOING FUEL
BY TOM & RAY MAGLIOZZI
Dear Tom and Ray:
I am currently driving (and
loving) my Chevy Volt. So far,
I’ve gone about 2,800 miles
with it and used only 19 gallons of gas. And I have not put
gas in the car for four months.
My question is about driving around town: Can I let the gas
run down, and keep only a small amount in the tank to reduce
weight and perhaps get better electric range? -- Maurice
RAY : Well, technically, if you reduce weight, you will
improve your mileage. No question about it. Gasoline weighs
a little over six pounds a gallon. So you certainly can do that,
TOM: SHOULD you do it? That’s another question. The
fuel capacity of the Volt is about nine gallons. So, say you
run it down to one gallon. That saves you 50 pounds in a car
that weighs about 3,800 pounds. Round it up to 4,000 pounds
with you in it.
RAY: Will shedding that weight improve your electric-only
range? Yes, but only by a very small amount -- a fraction of
a percent. And while getting
a marginal benefit, you risk
stranding yourself in some
wooded area overnight and
passing through the digestive
systems of wolves. It hardly
seems worth it to me.
TOM: Yeah. I mean, we’re
all for efficiency, but if you’re
not careful, you can go off the
deep end with this stuff. A lot
of people with high-mileage
cars seem prone to this sort
RAY: For example, once
you’ve shed that 50 pounds
of unnecessary fuel, what are
you going to do to get the
next half-mile on a charge?
Are YOU going to lose 50
TOM: Are you going to
start driving naked to rid
yourself of the excess weight
of your shoes and trousers?
RAY: It’s all theoretically
justifiable, but not practically
justifiable. After all, you’re
already getting the equivalent of 93 miles per gallon
without doing anything else!
TOM: So if it were me, I’d
just enjoy that, and not nitpick to the point where you
either drive your spouse and
friends insane, or run out
of electricity AND gasoline,
and strand yourself. Without
your clothes. Good luck,
(c) 2013 by Tom and Ray Magliozzi
and Doug Berman
Distributed by King Features
Soup for the
Soul: A CUP
• • • • • • • • •
“Other things may change us, but we start
and end with family.” -- Anthony Brandt
• • • • • • • • •
A family plays catch
• • • • • • • • •
Following Christmas dinner, my family
was relaxing around the kitchen table. We
had all enjoyed traditional turkey, sweet
potatoes lightly glazed with brown sugar,
and a final wedge of pumpkin pie topped
with a dollop of ice cream. The good
cooking smells still lingered; the oven
remained warm. My sister, our chef, was
basking in the compliments -- “Fabulous
meal,” “I really couldn’t eat another bite,”
“Everything was wonderful.” Dad had risen
from his chair and was contentedly standing
My nephew, never one to sit still for
too long, began dribbling his new basketball
around the table and throughout the kitchen.
Upon nearing Dad, he stopped -- almost
uncertainly. With shaking, wrinkled hands,
Dad had reached out for the ball. He did not
speak, and the boy, confused, looked up and
over at us. It took some convincing, but the
ball was gingerly passed over.
I watched my father closely to see what
he would do. A playful smile appeared
on his face. The twinkle in his eyes shone
brighter than any Christmas lights. Holding
the ball and reaching forward, Dad bounced
it on the floor then caught it.
This action was repeated. Nodding
approvingly, he then turned toward our
assembled group. Gently tossing the ball
away, Dad began a game of catch.
The ball continued to be passed through
eager pairs of outstretched hands. Cries of
“Over here!” rang through the warm kitchen.
Dad’s active participation in this game was
remarkable to me, since he had advanced
Alzheimer’s disease. This dementia had
robbed him of many memories and the recognition of people, places and points in time.
Despite this, Dad clearly recognized the ball
and what you could do with it.
In my younger years, playing with Dad
was rare. To his credit, Dad worked hard
and provided for us. He was very private
and never showed or shared much emotion;
his game of choice was chess, which he did
eventually teach me how to play.
As an adult, I had become a caregiver
and watched helplessly as Dad declined.
Connecting moments between father and
son had been few and far between before he
took the basketball.
I’m not sure how long we played catch.
Watching the clock was not important. Dad
gleefully led us until he began to tire. What
I do know is that our game ended all too
soon, and it was time to face the reality of
dirty dishes piled high on countertops.
The moment, though, will certainly last
forever. On this Christmas, Dad gave me
a special memory -- one that I will always
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Paso o le Vaiaso
SAUNIA E HERCULES
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Saili mai upu o lo’o tusia i lalo i totonu o le fa’atafafa o mata’itusi. Ia manatua o nei
upu, e mafai ona sipela aga’i i luma, aga’i i tua, i luga po o le aga’i fo’i i lalo.
Ia manuia le taumafaiga.
I U E T U N I M O S I F E A S
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gym to discuss matters on game day.
ALOFA MOMEAOLA For info on the DVM Scholarship Fund call Mona 256-6002
WALK AWAY THE POUNDS “Happiness, Spirit, Body” 4:30am Tues & Thur. Blue
Bldg, Malaeloa Intersection.
TAFUNA JETS SOCCER CLUBS: Anyone interested in playing for the women or
men’s division, come join us at NAPA Soccer Field 4-5:30pm. Call Naomi 770-5939
or Beulah 252-7819
AA MEETINGS Held at Catholic Social Services. Samoan version - Tues. & Thur.
11:00am. English version - Tue. & Fri. 5-6pm (Hope House)- More info 6996611/5683 or 258-6302
TAFUNA HS BOOSTER CLUB Weekly Meeting every Tuesday
Coach’s room at the school.
@ 5:30pm in
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 every Saturday.
Open Fellowship, everyone welcome @ Lion’s office by Showers of Blessing. Elizabeth 770-2504 or 699-0272 (Victiims of Violence)
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
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Have you been diagnosed with cancer & need someone to talk to? Call Stella 731-8606.
WHEELCHAIRS Old, Battered or Banged up. Pls donate, in any condition to ASOA
so we may be able to help someone in need. Call Marysita 770-1838 or 699-1131
NEWLY PREGNANT? Planning on becoming pregnant? Volunteers needed for
study of pregnancy health in Samoan women. Please call 256-7822 or e-mail: [email protected]
general knowledge of Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, etc. Apply in person @
Samoa Sports Inc. in Fagatogo. 633-4075. [11/30]
DOES YOUR HOUSE NEED
AN UPGRADE? Call us now
because we do it all! *Extension *Roofing *Concrete & Masonery *Painting *Plastering
*Tile *Plumbing *Electrical *Repairs *Walls *Landscaping. Call
us at 770-5451[12/17]
AA MEETINGS Tuesday & Friday 5-6pm. 731-0824 or 731-3922 for more info.
The Wolverine • Immortal Instruments: City of Bones
Smurfs 2 • Drinking Buddies
Pavaiai 699-7206 • Nuuuli 699-1888 • Fagatogo 633-2239
CRAIG JOINERY in Mapusaga Fou is seeking the following:
• PROJECT MANAGER - BA degree of 5 yrs plus experience in
management positions. Must be able to supervise and communicate
well with workers. English and Samoan languages a must.
• JOINERY SPECIALIST - Skilled woodworker, cabinet maker, etc.
Resume preferred. PO Box 4188
Lomu’s Enterprise dba Seafood Restaurant in Faga’alu and
Tafuna is seeking the following:
• WAITRESS • HANDYMAN
• TRANSLATOR (Chinese to English & Samoan and vice versa)
3-5 years experience. Must be Bilingual (English & Samoan).
May start as soon as possible. Send resume to PO Box 6247 or
Pacific Star Corporation
Manager & Chinese Cook for Jade Restaurant
Manager & Fast Food Cook for DL Mart
Manager for Lazy Lender
Send resume to PO Box 9435, Pago Paog, AS 96799
or Call 254-0525
Litter hurts. .
Do the right thing
LODGE BENJAMIN KNEUBUHL #411 AF & AM, Meetings are 1st Tues. of each
month @ 7pm at the lodge in Tafuna. Visiting Masons welcome. Info 770-2190.
HUNTING BAN ON WILD BIRDS & BATS is still in effect - it is unlawful to kill or hunt
wild birds & bats. Dept. of Marine & Wildlife 633-4458 / 252-0445
TAXI DRIVER Needed. Call
699-4453 or 770-1243. [12/05]
SCUBA DIVING Advanced Open Water, rescue, dive master or Assistant Instructor.
All college credits. Contact Kit 258-2078, 258-5207, 252-6628.
WOMENS HOSPITAL AUXILIARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS of all ages to help in the
Fale. Support your hospital, donate your free time by calling 633-1222 Ext. 199. All
proceeds from Fale sales donated to purchase equipment for LBJ.[till]
SCUBA FISHING BAN It is unlawful to possess any spear while using SCUBA.
Marine & Wildlife Resources. 633-4458 / 252-0445.
HUMANE SOCIETY Call 699-8590 about adopting kittens & puppies. For more info
about the Humane Society visit our website at http//www.ashumanesociety.org
samoa news, Saturday, November 30, 2013 Page B13
Classified Ads are
posted on our website
and read world wide?
In The High Court
of American Samoa
PR No. 061-11
IN RE THE ESTATE OF
BY: TINA FUGA
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition for Letters
of Administration has been filed in the High
Court of American Samoa, Trial Division,
Territory of American samoa, by TINA FUGA, for
the Estate of MALO Fuga, Decedent, who died on
August 8, 2000, in the Independent State of
A hearing on the Petition will be held on
December 17th, 2013, at 9:00am, or as soon
thereafter as counsel may be heard, before the
Trial Division of the High Court of American
Samoa, at the Courthouse in Fagatogo, American
Samoa. All interested parties may appear before
the Court on said date to respond to this
Dated: November 19, 2013
Clerk of Courts
Published 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
An established, major employer in American Samoa is looking
for a REPAIR SHOP MANAGER.
The ideal candidate will:
• Be fully bilingual, and can communicate orally and
verbally with customer’s and staff
• Have a proven track record in customer service
• Be confident in the use of computer service tracking
• Be able to give ‘hands on’ guidance and direction to the
repair technician’s in the repair of electrical and engine
• Be a self-motivated, and have a ‘take charge’ personality
This position is an immediate opening, and pay/benefits will be
commensurate with qualifications.
Apply in writing, with a resume (CV) either by email to
[email protected], or ordinary mail to PO Box 5985.
samoa news, Saturday, November 30, 2013
Edited by Timothy E. Parker November 30, 2013
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15 Ear or
16 ___ Tribunal
17 Catania lies
at its base
18 On the ocean
20 English class
24 “___ Vadis”
25 “The Addams
31 Fold, spindle
34 Language of
38 English class
43 What a squid
45 Verbal nod
53 English class
60 Shorn animals
61 Share a
62 Yuletide song
63 Ryan who
64 Olin in
1 Nurse a
4 Tread plus
5 It goes around
7 Be an
to the crime
8 “You got
9 Make an
10 It can create
quite a buzz
11 Horror film
12 “Hedge” or
21 “Wake Up
22 Provide with
25 Mean without
27 ___ of
35 Genetic cell
39 Bit of
40 Elected ones
41 A sister
46 Edible legume
47 Bring into
52 One of eight
in a cup
53 Traffic sign
54 Spike on
55 Harvard rival
time of day
58 Moore of
on a slope
60 Another dog
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SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT By Mason Lorry
Happy Birthday: Look for ways to help others.
Get involved in community events and help mold the
environment you live in to better suit your criteria.
Dedication and devotion to a cause you believe in
will help you raise your profile and make an impression on someone who is able to influence your future.
Have the confidence to make a unique contribution.
Your numbers are 3, 8, 17, 21, 26, 37, 43.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aggressive and
progressive should be your plan of attack when it
comes to work, money and pursuing your goals. A
change in your financial situation looks promising,
but you will have to make things happen if you want
to reap the rewards. ✸✸✸
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your sense of design
and creative input to any job you do will turn out well.
A change regarding the way you feel about someone
may be disconcerting initially, but once you take
action, you will not have any reservations. ✸✸✸
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Focus on partnerships and helping others. There is no time to waste
on pettiness or arguing. Put time and effort into
something that will bring you benefits, greater confidence or skills that will help you broaden your professional options. ✸✸✸
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stick to a budget
even if you are trying to impress someone or win
favors. Use creative skills to wow someone. An
unusual situation will be uplifting and help you make
positive changes at home and within important relationships. ✸✸✸✸✸
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pick up information that
will enable you to contribute to a project that interests you. Now is not the time to complain, but it is
the time to take control and make things happen.
Actions speak louder than words, so get moving.
esting hobbies or fun activities that you can share
with friends or family. Someone you are close to will
want to get involved or at least help you out. ✸✸✸✸
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Too much of anything will lead to trouble. Avoid problems at home
by refusing to get caught up in a situation that is
based on assumptions and someone overreacting.
Take part in something that interests you and plan to
make new acquaintances. ✸✸✸
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Let your emotions
lead the way. Act on impulse and don’t be afraid
to pursue what and who interests you the most. A
unique approach to the way you run your home will
intrigue someone you want to spend more time with.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Expressing
your opinion will lead to controversy. Don’t argue if
someone disagrees with you. If you judge others,
you will face a challenge you are not likely to win. A
positive change at home will give you a boost. ✸✸✸
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Changes may
be suggested, but before you let someone lead you
down a path you know little about, do your research.
Staying on top of any project or plans you have will
be your saving grace. Love is in the stars. ✸✸✸✸
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Get down to business and finish what you start before someone criticizes you. Poor judgment will get you into trouble.
Someone you deal with today will have ulterior
motives. Don’t be too quick to offer help or make
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Financial gain will
come to you from an unusual source. Joining forces
with someone you love or who can contribute to
your goals will be a blessing in disguise. Don’t be
reluctant to give a little in order to get a little back.
Birthday Baby: You are dedicated, helpful
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Check out your alternatives when it comes to travel destinations, inter- and possessive. You are aggressive and proactive.
by Abigail Van Buren
FOUR-HOUR COMMUTE IS IFFY INVESTMENT IN RELATIONSHIP
become good friends with another couple, the “Russells,” who are delightful.
Bree and Joe sometimes invite us over when the
Russells are there. The problem is, when I try to carry
on a conversation with Mr. Russell, Joe gets bent
out of shape. He interrupts and changes the subject or says something to make me look bad. If that
doesn’t stop the discussion, Joe walks off in a huff.
I think he’s acting like an immature middle-schooler.
(It also triggers memories I have of being bullied and
excluded as a child.) I’d like to avoid these threecouple get-togethers, but I don’t know how many
times I can do it without raising questions.
An alternative would be to avoid the Russells
and converse only with other guests who may be
present. Either option, or mentioning it, risks making
me look like the jealous 12-year-old instead of Joe.
Any ideas? -- ODD MAN OUT IN KANSAS
DEAR ODD MAN OUT: It appears that your
brother-in-law is insecure, or he wouldn’t behave the
way he is. How sad -- for him.
Start limiting the time you spend as a threesome.
Ask your wife to find out in advance if the Russells will
be visiting when you are. If Bree asks her why, your
wife should tell her that Joe seems upset when you
try to carry on a conversation with the husband and
you don’t want to make him uncomfortable. Perhaps
if she tells her husband to knock it off and grow up,
he will. However, if the problem continues, explain to
the Russells that as much as you enjoy their company, you’ll be seeing them less often, and why.
It isn’t necessary to mention to any of them the
grief you experienced in middle school because,
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
DEAR ABBY: We live near my wife’s sister “Bree” frankly, it is none of their business. If it’s any comfort
and her husband, “Joe.” We socialize often at one to you, it appears Joe had insecurities back then,
of our homes or at a restaurant. They have recently too, but he never outgrew them.
DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing my boyfriend, “Casey,” for a year. He has said throughout
our courtship that we could get married in four to
five years. Over the past couple of months, he has
become distant and less romantic. I drive four hours
to see him almost every week, and he seems fine
then, but when we’re apart, he rarely texts me and
On one of my recent visits, Casey said he NEVER
wants to get married! When I asked what had
changed his mind, his response was that he has
decided that marriage is a trap. When I asked if he
still wanted to be with me, he said yes. I know I don’t
want to be Casey’s girlfriend forever. I don’t want to
waste my time if he’s not going to marry me, but I
really want to be with him. Do you think he’ll change
his mind again, or is it time for me to end things? -WAITING AND HOPING IN MARYLAND
DEAR WAITING AND HOPING: If you’re doing all
of the four-hour commuting, you’re not only waiting
and hoping, you are also doing most of the work in
your relationship with Casey. From your description
of his attention span, when you’re out of sight, you
are not on his mind.
You didn’t mention how old you both are, but it
appears Casey has some growing up to do. Marriage isn’t a trap; it’s a partnership. And like any
strong partnership there is commitment involved. If
Casey isn’t up to making a commitment and marriage is what you’re after, you should save the wear
and tear on your car and the expense of the gas and
find a man who is less gun-shy.
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Are the Bolts really playoff
contenders or pretenders?
SAN DIEGO (AP) — So, after their riveting
victory at Kansas City, do the San Diego Chargers have what it takes to reach the playoffs for
the first time in four seasons?
“We’re going to find out,” said Philip Rivers,
whose 26-yard touchdown pass to Seyi Ajiritutu
with 24 secods left Sunday gave the Chargers a
41-38 win that may have saved the season.
Still, the Bolts are 5-6 and it’ll be a scramble
for them to claim the AFC’s second wild-card
spot. They play four of their final five games at
home, starting Sunday against Andy Dalton and
the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals (7-4).
The fans haven’t quite caught playoff fever.
The game fell 5,300 tickets short of a sellout at
Thursday’s deadline, making it the first NFL
game blacked out this season.
The thrilling win at Kansas City followed
head-scratching losses at Washington and Miami
under rookie coach Mike McCoy.
The closing stretch is big for the Bengals, too.
They came out of their bye week with a twogame lead in the AFC North with only five to go,
three at home. Only one team left on the schedule
currently has a winning record: Indianapolis,
which has to play at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals’ first AFC North title since 2009
is right there for them, if they don’t blow it.
“So for us, we’re in control of everything right
now,” Dalton said. “So this is a big five games
for us. It’s a big point in the season because this
is when you want to be playing your best. I think
that’s kind of what I’ve taken from the first two
seasons being here. At this point in the season,
it’s make-or-break time for a lot of teams and
what’s going to happen going into the playoffs
and stuff like that. Our goal is to be playing well.
Our goal is to win all five of these.”
Here are five things to watch Sunday:
WHICH DALTON WILL SHOW UP? The
Bengals took control of the AFC North with
a torrid October behind Dalton, who was the
AFC’s offensive player of the month. He completed 68 percent of his passes and threw for 11
touchdowns in a three-game span, something no
other Bengals quarterback has accomplished.
He’s been way down in his last three games,
completing only 53 percent with five touchdowns and eight interceptions, two of which
were returned for TDs. The eight interceptions
came during a span of nine quarters.
“Turnovers are a concern,” offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. “They cost us big time
against Miami, they cost us against Baltimore
and could’ve cost us dearly against Cleveland.
I don’t know many teams that are going to win
games if you’re losing the turnover margin.
That’s something we definitely have to address
and take care of the ball a little bit better.”
UNDER 300: Something’s got to give Sunday.
The Bengals have allowed only one quarterback
to throw for 300 yards this season, when Matthew
Stafford passed for 357 yards in Cincinnati’s 27-24
win in Detroit. Rivers, by comparison, has thrown
for more than 300 yards five times, including
three 400-yard games. Cincinnati’s defense has
had some impressive games, holding Aaron Rodgers to 244 yards; Tom Brady to 197, when his
streak of consecutive games with a TD pass was
snapped; and Joe Flacco to 140 yards, the lowest
by any opposing quarterback this season.
CORNERBACK CONUNDRUM: The Chargers said their cornerbacks were competing for
jobs in the days leading up to the game. That revelation came after Derek Cox, one of the team’s
big free-agent signings, was benched for the third
time in four games after allowing one touchdown
pass and another big play in the win at Kansas
City. As with most personnel matters and injuries,
McCoy was tight-lipped on how the competition
was going. Regardless of the starters, the Chargers will be tested by A.J. Green, who’s caught
67 passes for 1,020 yards and six touchdowns.
SLUGGISH STARTS: In their last three
games, the Bengals got off to woeful starts on
offense and wound up making furious comebacks that fell short twice. They fell behind
17-3 in the third quarter at Miami before going
to overtime and losing 22-20. The following
week, they trailed Baltimore 17-0 at halftime
before going to overtime and losing 20-17. And
they trailed Cleveland 13-0 after the first quarter
before putting up a club-record 31 points in the
second quarter for a 41-20 win. The Bengals have
played three OT games this season and gone 1-2.
The NFL record for OT games in a season is five.
HOME IS WHERE ...: Much is being made of
San Diego playing four of its last five at home. The
Chargers are 2-2 so far this year at Qualcomm,
where they were 3-5 last year. San Diego also will
host the New York Giants, Oakland and Kansas
City. The only trip left is to Denver on Dec. 12.
➧ Tala i taaloga…
Mai itulau B3
E tusa e ‘ese’ese lafoga a Amerika ma Filipaina o Amerika e
30 pasene a o Filipaina e 32 pasene.
UA FOLAFOLA MAI E LE TAMA O
TONY BELLEW LONA MALO NANEI
Ua folafolaina nei e le tama fusu lea o Tony Bellew i le siamupini o Adonis Stevenson o Canada lea i ai le fusi o le WBC
o le paga o le ‘light weight’ o le a vaai lelei i ai Adonis i le mea
e oo ai nanei.
“Ua ou mautinoa lava le fusuaga lea ma Adonis, ua mautinoa
ai lona lava malo, ua leva ona ou sikakiina le fusu a le agavale
lea o Adonis, ma ua ou iloa lelei le itu alaga fusu e mate fetaui ai
ma le meauli lea a nanei.” o le tala lea a Tony Bellew.
Ua faatoa atoa nei le 31 a le Enelani lea o Tony ae ua atoa le
36 a le siamupini lea o Adonis Stevenson, ma o ia o se tama na
fanau i Haiti na sau i Canada ao faatoa 6 tausaga o lona soifuaga,
ma loka i le falepuipui i lona 16.
A iina la na amata loa ona fiafia i lea taleni o le faipeleega,
o lea na alu i le ‘au fusu a Canada lea na na mauaina ai le pine
siliva i le taaloga o le taupulega (Commonwealth Games.) ia
ma isi lava pine i isi taaloga i le vaitaimi lea e le’i faapolofesa
Ma o ia ua 22-1 i le 19 KOs, na o le tama o Darnell Boone
19-21-3 lea e vaavaai i ai le alii Peretania lea o Tony Bellew
lea ua 20-1 12KOs, o ia foi na faiaina i le la fusuaga ma le
‘Welshman’ e igoa ia Nathan Cleverly i le lua tausaga ua te’a,
na malo ai Nathan i le taimi lena faatoa 4-0-1 le rekoki a Nathan
i lena vaitaimi.
O le fusuaga foi laina o le fus ai le Russia lea o Sergey
Kovalev ma o ia ua 22-0-1 20KOs ma le tama o Ukraine i le po
lava lena e tasi ma le Sillakh e 21-1- 17KOs i le fusi o le WBO,
ina ua faiaina ai le tama lea na faiaina ai Tony Bellew i le Russia
lea o Sergey Kovalev.
UA VAAIA LE MANAIA O LE PUERTO
RICO LEA O FELIX VERDERO
O le manaia ia o le fusu a le tama lea e sau mai i Puerto Rico
o Felix Verdejo, i le vaai ai a tagata na maimoaina le fusuaga i
le vave, lelei le vaai, toe tele ana mea tau i tagata fusu ua matuai
lelei ai lava.
Ua faatoa 20 tausaga o le tama o Felix ma ua toe faia le mea e
fiafia lana tama e faatupeina uma ona fusuaga (promoter) o Bob
Arum, na faiaina le tama o Felix i le la fusuaga i le Pine Auro i
taaloga o le Lalolagi 2012 i Lonetona, ia Vasly Lomachenko o
Ukraine ua lua ana Pine Auro iina.
O le tama lea o Vasly Lomashenko e le se tamai tagata i lea
lava mea o fusuaga, ua pau lea o se tagata 396-1 fusuaga ‘faaamatuer’ ao o le tama lea o Felix Verdejo lea ua atoa ai nei le
ono a ana fusuaga i le po lea i Macau i Saina, le po lea na fetaui
ai Pacquiao ma Rios.
“E taua ia te a’u ona fusu pea i soo se atunuu, e lelei ai foi le
masaniga ma isi tagatanu’u e maua ai le fiafia ia te oe i ou uiga
ma lou amio tausaafia i soo se mea e alu i ai.”
“O le taimi lenei o le tagata ua toe itiiti ona matua lea ma lelei
lona mafaufau ma lona tino, tuu loa i ai ma lona lelei, ona faigata
ava lea ona faia i ai se fuafuaga a si tasi tagata fusu.” o le tala lea
a Goodman, “O le taimi lenei ua mafaufau uma le ‘au 135 pauna
ma le ‘au vaega e 140 pauna, i le masau o le alu i luma o le fusu
o lenei tama Puerto Rico, o Felix Verdero.