The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass w w w s m d c a r m y m i l / K W A J / H o u r g l a s s / h o u r g l a s s h t m l ( A j o i n t K w a j a l e i n P o l i c e D e p a r t m e n t a n d U S M a r i n e C o r p s v e t e r a n s s q u a d p e r f o r m a f o r m a l r e t r e a t (A joint Kwajalein Police Department and U.S. Marine Corps veterans squad perform a formal retreat c e r e m o n y W e d n e s d a y S g t S t e v e F u c h s ( l e f t ) a n d S g t T r a v i s M c D i f f e t t l o w e r t h e a g T h e r e t r e a t ceremony Wednesday. Sgt. Steve Fuchs (left) and Sgt. Travis McDiffett lower the ag. The retreat c e r e m o n y w a s t h e k i c k o f f o f t h e b u g l e c a l l s C O L B e v e r l y S t i p e U S A r m y K w a j a l e i n A t o l l ceremony was the kick-off of the bugle calls COL Beverly Stipe, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll c o m m a n d e r i n s t i t u t e d ) commander, instituted. ) ( P h o t o b y N e l l D r u m h e l l e r ) (Photo by Nell Drumheller) J a p a n e s e v i s i t o r s Japanese visitors h o n o r r e l a t i v e s honor relatives — P a g e s 6 7 — Pages 6-7 ? ? ? ? ? — P a g e s ? ? N e w M e t r o l i n e r t o a r r i v e — p a g e 6 T r a v e l t i p s Travel tips — P a g e s 4 5 — Pages 4-5 S c h o o l A d v i s o r y School Advisory C o u n c i l m e e t s Council meets — P a g e 3 — Page 3


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2The Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to USAKA. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Tuesdays and Fridays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff, P.O. Box 23, APO AP 96555. Phone: Autovon 254-3539; local 53539. Printed circulation: 2,000The Kwajalein HourglassCommanding Of cer...COL Beverly StipePublic Affairs Of cer...LuAnne Fantasia Editor...............................Nell Drumheller Assistant Editor......................Mig Owens Graphics Designer....................Dan Adler Reporter............................Deanna Frazier Circulation.......................Will O'ConnellCommentary America still world’s best hope for freedom Letters to the Editor On behalf of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, I would like to say thank you to all who supported the Carlson Christmas Drop. We received many donations from the community and for that we are very grateful. We would especially like to thank the Host Nation Of ce, the YYWC, and Capt. Ron Clark for allowing us to use his boat. Please accept our heartfelt thanks to all who supported CWF in this endeavor. —Jane DeJoie, Missions Committee chair, Christian Women’s FellowshipCWF thanks supporters Japanese visitors come to Kwajalein frequently to pay respects to their countrymen and relatives who died here in WWII. Japanese soldiers who were killed during the battle in February, 1944 were buried in a mass grave with haste and no ceremony. But if you look at it now, the Japanese cemetery is well-tended and respected. There is a plaque that honors the Japanese soldiers and says they were gallant for giving their lives in defense of Kwajalein. U.S. Soldiers, Marines and Sailors who fought here and on other bloody islands called them anything but gallant at the time. The savagery and hatred of the Paci c battles were terrible. Only the ones who experienced the carnage know what it was like. Some of the Marine Raiders who visited this past November spoke of it. It’s hard to believe what those men endured and yet most of them bear no malice toward their former enemies. At the end of the war, when the Japanese surrendered, they feared harsh reprisals and vengeance from Americans. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who commanded the occupying forces, ordered that all Japanese be treated with respect and dignity. The war was over. So was the savagery. It was time to start building a better world. That was the American attitude. Not only toward the Japanese, but the defeated Germans also. The Marshall Plan rebuilt war-torn Europe and our former enemies’ countries without plundering and taking the “spoils of war.” What other nation on the planet would have done that? America has never sought to conquer or subjugate. In contrast, Russian dictator Josef Stalin told Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill that he thought the best way to treat the Germans after the war would be to liquidate 50,000 of them so they would learn a lesson. Can you just imagine what the world would have been like if Hitler’s Germany and the Japanese had won the war? Americans who fought the battles in the Paci c and in Europe, who saw their comrades die terrible deaths, now shake hands with former enemies and befriend them. I don’t think that would be the case if it was the other way around. America appears to be the most disliked nation on earth right now. It seems everything is our fault. But it’s always been that way until somebody needs us. Then we’re not so bad. America is not a perfect country with a perfect government, but show me one that is. I wish people in countries that enjoy freedom and democracy, those trying to attain it and those who shrilly blame America for all that is wrong with the world would take a moment and imagine what the world might be like if there was no America. What if the only superpower was Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany or Red China? I’m proud of America’s record in the world as awed as it has been at times and despite the efforts of “revisionist historians.” We are embroiled in Iraq now. History will be the judge whether it was the correct thing to do or a colossal blunder. There’s no doubt mistakes have been made in the past, but I still believe America is a beacon and the planet’s best hope for freedom, justice and peace. I wouldn’t want to see the world without her. To the person who harvested the Spider Conchs this past weekend and left them outside to rot. They are protected and should be left alone.


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 3Community voices frustration over policiesDemonstrating support for teachers Hourglass reports Concerned parents and teachers gathered Wednesday at the School Advisory Council public meeting in an effort to gain understanding of new policies affecting teachers and for answers to questions surrounding contracts. The meeting was held in the Davy Davis Multi-Purpose room instead of the elementary school music room to accommodate the larger turnout expected because of what Maj. Craig Holton, deputy operations of cer and acting SAC chairperson, referred to as these “hot button” topics. Teacher concerns Cassandra Rubly, teacher representative, said in her monthly report that the teachers received their contracts last week, and as a result of the KRS evaluative process and the new merit pay system of raises, several questions arose from the staff. Rubly said a list of questions was drafted and sent to the HR of ce. A response is awaited, she reported. Though the meeting provided an opportunity for voices from the community to be heard, Holton explained at the start that the council does not have a supervisory capacity and its role is to advise USAKA and KRS senior leadership only. An attendee asked for clari cation on the new teacher merit and pay raises. Kevin Finn, KRS vice president and Community Services deputy program manager, responded that KRS is using a merit-based system across the entire KRS team and that the school is the “last to come into the fold.” When asked for details on merit/ raise criteria, Finn responded that dialog on the topic was not appropriate in an open forum. He said that dialog is ongoing between KRS and its valued teaching employees. The sentiment that “teachers aren’t happy” was voiced by several in attendance. A common complaint was that the teachers have not gotten adequate response regarding their concerns. One parent said, “We’re partial customers. We have very strong feelings on this.” Said another, “Teachers make a huge difference in the quality of life…make sure they feel heard and have answers.” Finn said he agreed and stated that a lot of thought went into the corporate compensation program. When asked if teachers were given self-evaluations forms for consideration for raises as do other KRS workers, Dan Frasier, superintendent, said there was “not time for any feedback” from teachers citing a timeframe different from the previous year as the reason for the omission. Finn explained later that no KRS employees are given self evaluation forms pertaining to raises. Finn explained that the evaluation process used for teachers was different than the yearly evaluation and that it is a separate process, “Annual performance reviews are not the same as the rating and ranking process.” Bob Clark, Boeing representative, said, “we are customers of education and are concerned with the quality and implementation of the proposed merit pay system...” Finn responded that KRS was not proposing but has implemented a project-wide standard process for annual salary reviews adding that KRS has an open door policy. He also referred attendees to Human Resources for the company’s philosophy of how business is conducted. Finn then reiterated that individual concerns with teachers’ contracts would not be handled in a public forum. He added that teachers had access to one-on-one time with the superintendent on the matter. Rows of meeting attendees donned pink and wore ribbon-shaped pins in support of a perceived injustice toward a long-time member of the school faculty. Finn in a later interview said, “Again, speci cs are not possible to discuss without violating employee con dentiality rules. The case concerns an employee currently absent due to an extended illness who has been offered a full salary renewal in the next school year (but has not been guaranteed sole responsibility for that specialty in 05/06).” Regarding policy questions that led to the demonstration of solidarity, Rubly said in her report, “A number of questions have been posed from teachers regarding new KRS policies, speci cally decisions made regarding staf ng and the process used in contract renewal decisions…It is very important to teachers that decisions where contracts are not renewed for the current positions be made based on documented performance issues and not on the assumption of incapability. We also feel strongly that staffing decisions are best made by direct supervisors, who see our teaching on a regular basis and have knowledge of the school vision and needs.” One attendee stated that the they were disturbed at the moral issue surrounding the position offered a particular faculty member. “All in the community know what we’re talking about,” one parent said,” it may not be illegal because we’re not on U.S. soil. Because of our small community, our lives are interwoven and it is shameful that children see employability based on perception instead of fact.” Mark Owens, KRS deputy site manager, said that he can assure attendees KRS is handling employees fairly, following SPIs as well as the Family Medical Leave Act, though not required to do so. Holton said that the council’s responsibility is to notify the command about what’s best for the school system. He said the evening’s comments would be noted and presented to the commander, adding that this is a “hot button” issue. Avenues for parents to take such issues up with KRS were debated. One attendee, in light of the fact that “the board can do nothing” proposed a special public forum on the teacher employment concerns. Finn responded, “no, we’re not going to do that.” A path forward was suggested by Owens, who said that anyone can call the KRS hotline at 55KRS. Calls are anonymous and the hotline is not tied to any organization; however, if a direct response is required, the caller must leave their name. Calls are logged, answered, and closed out to the internal auditor’s satisfaction, Owens said. He added that employees may not always like the answers. “KRS is listening to what you have to say,” Owens said. “For employees of KRS, you have the responsibility to go to your supervisor. There’s an open door policy, so if you’re not satis ed, you can go with your supervisor to the next level of management, See Teachers, Page 8


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4Getting off this Travel takes planning, paperwork, prompt check-inBy Mig Owens Assistant EditorSummer vacation planning is in full swing. Don’t believe it? Just ask Hope Paier, Kwajalein Range Service Travel coordinator/Diners Card administrator. “Requests are already oating in for as far out as July,” Paier said. “These are typically from the people who want to be sure to get the travel dates they want.” Planning and paperwork Paier says the rst step in travel planning for KRS employees is to ll out a travel request, which can be found on the K drive under forms/travel. Then, get it approved by the appropriate supervisor and manager. “For TDY travel, the request must be approved by a deputy project manager,” Paier said. The next step is to head downtown to the Continental The goal of this step is to obtain an itinerary. There is no need to pay for anything at this point, depending on the type of ticket, according to Nancy Opiniano, Continental Travel city ticket manager. “We’ll need basic info. like Kwaj to Hono dates, correct spelling of passengers’ names and destinations. Be prepared for the dates that you might want not being available – have a Plan B,” Opiniano said. Once the itinerary is in hand, the travel itinerary and travel request are submitted to KRS Travel in Building 702, through which orders are processed and payment of tickets authorized to Continental Travel when needed. This process takes approximately two weeks, according to Paier. One of the biggest pitfalls in the travel process, according to Paier, is failing to turn in paperwork on time. “Planning should start t fou r w eeks in ce fo r ann u a ls D Ys, if possible,” a i d Anot h er p itf ai l in g to ma k e g ements at C ont a l b e f ore going he KR S Trav el r tment a v el o r de r s ar e i ne l y d e l ivere d o u g h the mail, m e p ermits. In c a se of e m e rc y trave l w h en a ngemen t s are ade a t the l a st nute an d t rav el de r s h av e n ot e en approve d m plo y ees are sked to le av e a a x an d co n t a ct u m be r wi th a K RS Trave l repese n t a ti v e Plane ticke ts ma y b e p ic k e d up at t h e Co n t in e n t al et of ce fo r anY me d ica l an d up at t h e KRS a re pic k e d up at the Human Resources department in Building 700 on completion of an exit interview. Once tickets and travel orders are in hand, Paier suggests employees take with them at least three copies of their orders when they leave the island; one for the airport in Honolulu or Guam, one when they arrive back The travel request initiates travel orders, which are required by residents for entry back onto Kwajalein.


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass T he travel request includes emer g ency contacts, number o f days you will be off island and TDY information.5on Kwajalein and an extra for their records and/or as a backup. “Travelers should keep the orders on their person instead of packing them in luggage, which could be lost or stolen,” Paier said. Prompt check-in Andrew Havard, Airport Operations department manager, advises all residents to not only book their ights early for spring break and summer travel, but to get assigned seats as soon as possible, if available. One of the most important tips Airport Operations gives is to be on time for check-in and pre-screening. “In certain ight situations (e.g., overbooked) on Continental, seat assignments may not always be available before the day of the ight,” Havard said. “Don’t be late for check-in. In cases of overbooked ights, rst come, rst served is the general rule.” Havard said information on how early to be at the airport for pre-screening and boarding is available at K:\Aviation\Flight Schedules\12 Jan International Schedule.doc “The Continental Island Hopper is unique, different from most ights. It has six destination points once it departs Guam or Honolulu,” Donna Groth, Airport Operations supervisor, said. “Even if a passenger has an advanced seat assignment, the seat is not guaranteed until the passenger actually checks in for the ight.” Groth said that Continental does all it can to honor the advance seat assignment in this situa t i o n. H o w e v e r u n fo r ese stances, suc h as a sin g t rave l ing wit h sma ll c h i l c ause an upline station t o a d vance d seat assi g nmen t t o seat t h e f ami ly to g et h e r “ De nite l y c h ec k in ear l th e passenger h as c h ec k e d seat can ’ t b e ta k en awa y o t h er station, ” Grot h sai d Havar d a dded th a t che i s f or a ll passengers, no t t hose who are checkin g gage. “ Some passen g ers ha b een un d er t h e impr e sion, i f t h e y on ly h a v c arr y -on items, t h e y on l nee d to s h ow f or t h e pre screening. Not so, ” he said. In general, it is a good idea to check either the flight information recording at 53589 or AFN Channel 32 for ight i n f ormation on t h e d a y o f I n c ir cu m st an ces w he r e a ig h t is running l ate, A sentatives sai d passenge r o f check in if their boardi n i s p u bl is h e d in t h e sc h e du What to take Accor d ing to Havar d i with them the proper documents at check-in. He also strongly recommends that everyone obtain a passport. “All travelers to the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae) require passports. NonU.S. citizens require passports to enter the U.S. Active duty military members may travel with military ID and valid travel orders,” Havard said. He added that U.S. citizens entering the U.S. require a photo ID, and said that a copy of their birth certi cate is acceptable at this time. This is subject to change on short notice. Continental’s baggage weight restrictions are two bags at 70 pounds each for checked luggage (50 pounds if international travel is not on the same itinerary). For carry-ons, passengers are restricted to one bag and one personal item, which may be a purse, briefcase or laptop. “Security checks at each station require half the plane to disembark,” Groth said. “For this reason, passengers may want to keep their carry-on items to a minimum to avoid struggling with it at each stop.” Travelers should also bring their K-badge with them to the airport, which the Kwajalein Police Department swipes in and out electronically. Keys should be left on island, and of ce keys must be left with the designated key custodian. “We handle about 3,500 travel orders a year and coordinate thousands of transactions with the Continental ticket of ce,” Paier said. “With only one commercial airline servicing the island now, it’s important for people to plan ahead Help us help you by following the correct


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Japanese war bereaved visit Kwajalein By Mig Owens Assistant Editor n a letter to his father, Kazuaki Ikenoue described Kwajalein as what he thought to be a dark, sad place because of the war. He never expected the “peaceful, quiet island” he found on his rst visit with the Japan War Bereaved Families Association. Ikenoue and fellow members of the association made their pilgrimage to the Marshall Islands over the holiday weekend to pay respects to their war dead. Such visits have been taking place since the mid-60s at cemeteries on both Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. In preparation for the ceremony on Kwajalein Wednesday, members cleared the monument and grounds of debris and hung ags, then placed food and photos on a white cloth draped over an alter set at its foot. Each stepped forward in turn to read letters aloud to their deceased loved ones, emotions evident in the frequent pauses and trembling hands of the readers. Though it is now 60-some years later, Ikenoue said that as a son, he is obligated to go back and tell everyone what happened here during his visit, which he believes will serve to protect himself and his family. His story and others are as translated by Kayo Yamaguchi, a resident of Majuro and University of Hawaii/Hilo student who has been assisting with visiting groups for the past four years. Ikenoue’s father, Sakae, left home to serve in the military when Kazuaki was 11 years old. He said his father helped injured people, serving as a nurse working out of a communications building. When patients were sent home, Sakae wrote each a letter to take back (This page) Members of the Japan War Bereaved Families Association prepare the monument grounds for a ceremony. (Opposite) They honor the dead both in prayer and individually through letters.(Photos by Mig Owens)I


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 7 with them to Japan. Of his father who died in the war at age 41, Ikenoue said, “He was very hard working and a strict father. He didn’t like living what he called a ‘crooked road’ but instead strived to live properly.” Other sons mourning their loss were Yukihiro and Mikio Watanabe. Their father, Sonsaku, was in the Navy and died at age 36. Mikio was in sixth grade and Yukihiro in seventh at the time. Mikio said that his father loved sake and he could still recall the smell of it on his father’s breath. His father was a humorous man who often made jokes, he said he has been told. Yukihiro’s visit was as much about love as about paying homage. “It’s not easy to say, but I’m not satis ed with the relationship with my father,” Yukihiro explained with tears springing to his eyes. Recognizing that others are also resting at this site, Yukihiro said he came not only for himself but to represent those who weren’t able to make the journey. COL Beverly Stipe and 1st Sgt. Dennis Neal exchanged words of appreciation Wednesday with group leaders at the Kwajalein cemetery. “We are honored that you have come to visit us and happy to be able to host your group,” Stipe said. “It’s important to maintain this relationship and maintain peace around the world.” Said Toshiharu Yamanda, leader of the tour, “We are grateful the commander came out and that she allowed us to come here, understanding that this is a strict military base.” He conveyed that the children and relatives of those who died on Kwajalein came not only to visit but brought with them hopes of world peace as well.


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 Tonight 7:30 p.m., Yuk — Taxi (PG-13)7:30 p.m., Rich — Shark Tale (PG)7 p.m., Roi — Danny Deckchair (PG-13)Sunday 7:30 p.m., Yuk — Diamond Hunters (R)7:30 p.m., Rich — The Adventures of Huck Finn (G)9 p.m. Patch Adams (PG-13) 7 p.m., Roi — Garden State (R) Monday 7:30 p.m., Yuk — Taxi (PG-13) 7:30 p.m., Rich — Shark Tale (PG) )Wednesday 7 p.m., ARC — Diamond Hunters (R) All movies subject to change with shipments. For updates, call the movie hotline at 52700. Taxi (PG-13) An inept cop suddenly gets a new partner in the person of a cabbie with attitude in this high-rolling comedy. Washburn (Jimmy Fallon) is a police of cer who becomes the laughingstock of the department after a series of traf c accidents cause him to lose his driver’s license. He takes a taxi, driven by Belle (Queen Latifah) the self-proclaimed fastest delivery person in New York, to a bank robbery. What begins as a wild ride to the scene of the crime gets even wilder as Washburn and Belle become unexpected allies while following the trail of a team of female bank robbers. Shark Tale (PG), Oceanic wise guys meet up with a small sh who has a big attitude in this computeranimated comedy. Don Lino (voice of Robert De Niro) is the patriarch of a family of sharks who lord over a bustling aquatic community based along a massive underwater reef. Don Lino has two sons, Frankie (voice of Michael Imperioli) and Lenny (voice of Jack Black); Frankie is a carnivorous tough guy who takes after his father, but Lenny is, at heart, a kind soul who has earned the ire of his dad by becoming a vegetarian. One of Don Lino’s cronies is Sykes (voice of Martin Scorsese), who runs a “whale wash” where Oscar (voice of Will Smith) scrubs aquatic mammals for a living. Oscar is a small but ambitious sh who dreams of making something of himself, and when a dropped anchor accidentally kills Frankie, Oscar is suddenly (if mistakenly) celebrated as “the shark killer.” Oscar’s overnight fame attracts the attentions of Lola (voice of (Angelina Jolie), a slinky dragon sh who woos Oscar away from his steady date, Angie (voice of Renee Zellweger); however, Oscar strikes up a friendship with Lenny and has to decide what to do when Don Lino and Sykes decides it’s time to “take care” of the “different” shark. Patch Adams, (PG-13) is the fact-based story of an unconventional physician who attempted to heal patients with laughter, based on his own book and mixing equal doses of scatological humor and pathos. Robin Williams stars as Hunter Adams, a troubled young man who commits himself to a mental institution in the late 1960s. His experiences there convince Adams to become a doctor, and he enrolls in medical school, where he is appalled at the cold, clinical professionalism that alienates patients from their caregivers. Determined to provide emotional and spiritual relief as well as medicine, Adams clowns around for his patients, getting to know them personally. Tragedy strikes, and Adams’ career is put in jeopardy, forcing him to defend his style and philosophy before a board of jurists determined to bar him from practicing medicine. on up.” One parent suggested the need for a Town Hall meeting, which Owens said would be a joint USAKA/KRS event held in the next 30 to 60 days, to be announced. In an interview that followed with Ike Richardson, KRS president, he said, “I am concerned that several people do not know all the facts and are judging without access to all the data. Due to privacy issues some things can only be discussed with the people that are directly affected and in the case of two of the teachers I have done that personally. I am certain that if all the data was made public the community would understand the reason for several recent decisions made by the School Superintendent and the Community Services DPM.” Richardson added, “I am availa ble for anyone to come see me via my ‘open door policy’ if they have any item that they would like to discuss.” Home schooling A proposed policy on home school instruction was introduced by Frasier, which stipulates that if a student is determined to be outside the scope of service for the Kwajalein schools, that student is not eligible for home schooling. However, it allows for the right of parents to appeal to the school administration for an exception to policy. According to the policy, special consideration will be granted to those homes with a documented history of providing successful home school instruction to their children. An attendee said that, currently, parents sign a waiver for home school instruction that states the school will not be held responsible for harm done through home schooling and asked what right the superintendent has to deny home schooling to anyone. Frasier responded that the policy represents practice enforced in the past and is now being put in writing and that the school has always had the right and responsibility to evaluate home school programs. The legality of the policy was questioned by attendees, as were the percentages used to determine of special needs, which drives who is eligible for home schooling. Also discussed were the rights of parents and the possibility that the new policy would be prohibitive to incoming employees. Holton explained that following input received at the meeting, the proposed policy would be routed through USAKA legal, adding, “it seems obvious that further work is required.” School calendar Three versions of 2005-2006 school calendar were developed and are under consideration. Calendar A shortens the rst semester and the winter holiday break and allows the rst semester to end prior to the winter break. Calendar B also ends the rst semester prior to the winter break. It retains standard semester length but results in an earlier start to the school year. Calendar C is similar to the calendar that has been used by the school for the past several years. Both the teachers and superintendent recommended Calendar C because it provides for the later start that the island is used to, with two weeks for a winter break, with a “less complicated end of the school year in June,” according to Frasier. Discussion at the meeting centered on the issue of exams held following Christmas break, teacher classes and licenses and timing for incoming and outgoing students. A decision on which calendar is used will be made at the February SAC meeting. Input by the public is welcome via SAC representatives. In other business: Turnover rates for teachers appear lighter than usual this year, according to Frasier. Open positions are expected to include two at the high school and two or three at the elementary school. Teacher recruiting will be conducted at the University of Northern Iowa Overseas Recruiting Fair in February. Frasier reported broadening teacher recruiting to include Internet recruiting, use of the school and KRS websites and video interviews. In response to questions, Frasier said referrals, onisland candidates, and college campus recruits are also considered. Angela Ramsey, current speech pathologist, is substituting in the school’s Adult and Community Education Of ce. Steve Howell, high school principal, reported that copies of new curriculum revised by the respective committees would be available for review by the community in February. Details will be announced via the Roller and the Hourglass High school report cards were mailed home today. The elementary school PTO will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m.Teachers from Page 3


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 9Programming on AFN Movies, Spectrum, Family and AFN Atlantic is subject to change due to DS3 availability. TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller/Prime Sports Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors12:00AMThe Late Late Show Australian OpenCNN Saturday RollerLate Night withMovie (Cont.)Real MonstersLaw & Order12:30AM TennisMorningConan OÂ’Brien Top Gun Rocket Power 1:00AMHeadline News Day 6 Economy WatchThe Amazing RaceMovie: <:03>SpongebobHeadline News1:30AMDennis Miller Man From Laramie RugratsSaturday Night Live2:00AM CNN Saturday Boston Public All Grown Up 2:30AMThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson NFL MatchupMorning Dave the Barbarian 3:00AM SportsCenter Bulls & BearsBlue PlanetMovie:Jimmy NeutronKickinÂ’ It3:30AMDennis Miller Cavuto on Business Deep Trouble AmericaÂ’s Drake & Josh 4:00AM College GamedayForbes on FOX Friends Sweethearts ThatÂ’s So RavenThe Entertainers4:30AMCountdown With Keith Olbermann CashinÂ’ In SeinfeldMovie: <:54> Sabrina5:00AM Inside the NFLCNN Live Saturday SportsCenter Breathing Space Yoga Shangai Noon Sesame StreetCollege Basketball5:30AMESPNews Carribean Workout Kansas at6:00AMHeadline News College BasketballWeekend LiveWire to WireBody Shaping Barney & Friends Villanova6:30AMHeadline News with Tony SnowCollege BasketballEvery Woman BlueÂ’s Clues 7:00AMOobi Wall Street JournalLSU at Kentucky Beautiful HomesMovie:Funniest Animals College Basketball7:30AMClifford Army Newswatch Curb Appeal The DevilÂ’s Own Animal Videos Temple at8:00AMAll Grown Up PGA TourNext @ CNN LandscaperÂ’s Challenge Lilo & Stitch Xavier8:30AMDave the Barbarian Buick Invitational Weekend Warriors Teamo Supremo 9:00AMJimmy Neutron Third Round FOX News LiveCollege BasketballClean HouseMovie: <:08>Static ShockCelebration of Victory 9:30AMDrake and Josh Texas at OklahomaBridget Jones Kim PossibleCoral Ridge Hour10:00AMThatÂ’s So Raven BBQ with Bobby Diary Teen Titans Word in the World10:30AMSwitched! $40 A Day Mutant Ninja Turtles Cafe Video11:00AMRadio Free RoscoNFL MatchupHeadline NewsESPNewsFashion Police Movie: Dragonball GTCollege Basketball11:30AMAmerican AdventurerNFL Live McLaughlin GroupItÂ’s Good To Be The Last Emporer Justice League Duke at 12:00PMAccess HollywoodCollege Football Capital GangRoller101 Unforgettable Teen Kids News Florida State 12:30PMWeekend Hula Bowl SNL Moments Tutenstein 1:00PMWWE Raw! Washington WeekIntimate Portraits Trading SpacesCollege Gameday1:30PM Headline News Pam Grier Scouts Safari 2:00PMMovie: Larry King LiveAntiques Roadshow Movie: Skunked TVCollege Basketball2:30PMBad Boys Las Vegas, NV.Battle of the Bulge Wild America Pittsburgh at3:00PM Australian OpenAT Large withStar Trek: The Most Extreme Connecticut3:30PM TennisGeraldo Rivera Voyager 4:00PMMovie: Day 7 Dateline RipleyÂ’s Believe It Or Not Hercules Myth Busters4:30PMThunderheart International 5:00PM Big Story WeekendFear FactorMovie: DisneyÂ’s Doug1900 House 5:30PM with Rita Cosby The Sixth SenseWild Thornberrys 6:00PM NBA Fastbreak CNN Saturday NightWhat Not to Wear Fairly OddparentsMotorweek6:30PMThat 70Â’s Show NFL Live RugratsEbert & Roeper7:00PMAccording to JimCollege BasketballBeltway BoysThe Bachelorette Movie:Movie:WWE Smackdown7:30PM Half & Half Arizona at FOX News Watch The ScoreAir Bud: Golden 8:00PMC.S.I. Miami Oregon State Headline NewsTru Calling Receiver Andromeda8:30PM Amer. Black Forum Movie:9:00PMLaw & Order Chris Matthews 1-800 MissingMovie: <:18> Safety Patrol Headline News9:30PM Navy/Marine Corps Cruel Intentions ESPNews10:00PMWindow on the AtollSportsCenter Big Story Weekend Friends American Idol Judging Amy10:30PMSaturday Night Live with Rita CosbySeinfeld Auditions 11:00PM NBA: Cleveland at 20/20 The Real WorldMovie: Big Movie: 11:30PM Golden State PunkÂ’d MommaÂ’s House Moulin RougeSunday, January 23


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller/Prime Sports Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors12:00AMKickin It NBA: Cleveland at Fox & FriendsCollege BasketballMad TVMovie: American Idol Movie: 12:30AM Golden StateAir Force at BYU Movie: <:41> Auditions Moulin Rouge1:00AMThe Entertainers Fox & Friends The Bachelorette Do the Right Thing Movie:Headline News 1:30AM SportsCenter Air Bud: GoldenScrubs 2:00AMNavy SEALs CBS News Sunday SportsCenter Tru Calling Receiver Meet the Press 2:30AMTrainingCollege GamedayMorning Movie: 3:00AMJ.A.G. WWE Smackdown!1-800 Missing Movie: Safety Patrol AmericaÂ’s Black Forum 3:30AM SportsCenterFace the Nation The Score Access Hollywood 4:00AMTrue Hollywood NFL CountdownHeadline NewsRollerFriends Fairly OddparentsWeekend 4:30AMStory Navy/Marine CorpsSeinfeld Rugrats ESPNews 5:00AM Late Edition WithBreathing Space Yoga Movie: <:18> Sesame Street 5:30AM Wolf Blitzer Carribean Workout Cruel Intentions 6:00AMCelebration of VictoryPBA TourArea Barney & FriendsSports Reporters6:30AMCoral Ridge Hour Dallas Open BlueÂ’s CluesNFL Live7:00AMWord in the World FOX News LiveSwamp CrittersMovie:Sylvester & Tweety FOX NFL Sunday7:30AMCafe Video2005 Dakar RallyHarvest White Palace Scooby Doo 8:00AMMadeline Music & The Spoken... Magic School BusNFL: NFC8:30AMHappily Ever AfterPGA Tour Real VideosMovie: <:48>The Jetsons Championship:9:00AMMovie: Buick Invitational Meet the Press Latin Lifestyles Mr. Nice Guy House of Mouse Atlanta Falcons9:30AMNancy DrewFinal Round Urban Style Animaniacs at 10:00AM FNS with Chris Fantasy Camp Ed, Edd & Eddy Philadelphia Eagles10:30AMSpongebob WallaceRoker on the RoadMovie: Filmore 11:00AMMotorweek Tim RussertRadical Sabatical Con Air Out ThereThe NFL Today11:30AMEbert & Roeper All American Festivals Funniest AnimalsNFL: AFC12:00PMMovie:THQ World People in the NewsThe Suze Orman NBA Inside Stuff Championship:12:30PMLove StorySupercross with Paula Zahn ShowMovie: <:40> Happy Days New England 1:00PM Anaheim, Ca. This WeekMyth Busters Twins Movie: Patriots at1:30PMMovie: <:55> BeethovenÂ’s Pittsburgh Steelers2:00PMSearching for Australian OpenDateline 1900 House 2nd 2:30PMBobby Fischer Tennis International Movie: 3:00PM Round of 16 CNN Sunday NightNavy SEALs Movie: <:02> Sabrina, Down Headline News3:30PM Training 28 Days Under Judge Judy4:00PMWWE SmackdownCNN PresentsJ.A.G. DisneyÂ’s DougCharmed4:30PM Rocket Power5:00PMAndromeda Larry King LiveThe Best OfTrue HollywoodFairly OddparentsAlly McBeal5:30PM NFL Primetime Good EatsStoryRugrats6:00PMHeadline NewsCollege GamenightAt Large withMy Wife and Kids Kratt Bros.Any Day Now6:30PMWindow on the AtollSportsCenterGeraldo RiveraKing of the Hill 7:00PMJudging Amy FOX MagazineHope & Faith Movie: AmericaÂ’s FunniestThird Watch7:30PM All of Us The Wedding Home Videos8:00PMMovie:College BasketballBeltway BoysLast Comic Planner Gilmore GirlsJeopardy8:30PMMoulin RougeNC State at FOX News Watch Standing Movie: <:58> Headline News9:00PM Maryland Bulls & BearsNavy NCIS Lethal Weapon 4 American DreamsESPNews9:30PM Cavuto on Business Navy/Marine Corps10:00PMHeadline NewsCollege Gamenight Forbes on FOXFriends The Cosby Show60 Minutes10:30PMScrubsSportsCenter CashinÂ’ InSeinfeld Home Improvement 11:00PMMeet the Press Dateline NBCMad TVMovie: Night of Touched by anWithout a Trace11:30PM the CreepsAngel Monday, January 24Programming on AFN Movies, Spectrum, Family and AFN Atlantic is subject to change due to DS3 availability.


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 11 TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller/Prime Sports Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors12:00AMAmer. Black ForumNFL: NFC FOX & FriendsRollerAustin City LimitsMovie: (Cont.)Spongebob2412:30AMAccess Hollywood Championship: Dixie ChicksMovie: <:42> Rugrats 1:00AMAlly McBeal Atlanta Falcons Hope & Faith The Elephant Man Kratt Bros.Paci c Report1:30AM at All of Us Tonight Show2:00AMAny Day Now Philadelphia Eagles American MorningLast Comic AmericaÂ’s Funniestw/ Jay Leno2:30AM Standing Home VideosThe Late Show3:00AMThird Watch CNN Live TodayNavy NCIS Movie: Gilmore Girlsw/ David Letterman3:30AM NFL Primetime The Wedding The Late Late Show4:00AMAccess HollywoodSportsCenter Friends Planner American Dreamsw/ Craig Ferguson 4:30AMWeekend Seinfeld Movie: <:58> Dennis Miller5:00AME.T. Weekend FOX News LiveBreathing Space Yoga Lethal Weapon 4 Sesame Street5:30AM NFL: AFC Carribean Workout Countdown With Keith Olbermann6:00AMToday Championship Dateline NBCBody Shaping Barney & Friends 6:30AM New England Tipical Mary Ellen BlueÂ’s CluesAccess Hollywood7:00AMPatriots FOX News LiveThe ViewRevealedDragon Tales Headline News7:30AMat Meg Ryan Bob the BuilderEntertainment Studios8:00AMLittle Bill Pittsburgh Steelers Studio B withEmeril LiveHollywood StoriesThe WigglesESPNews8:30AMWheel of Fortune Shepard Smith E.T.Dora: The ExplorerHeadline News 9:00AMDr. Phil1st & 10Your World with30 Minute MealsMovie:StanleyGood Morning9:30AMOprah WinfreyNFL PrimetimeNeil CavutoPaulaÂ’s Home Cooking Cloned SagwaAmerica 10:00AM <9:46> Around the HornLester Holt Live DesignerÂ’s Challange Arthur 10:30AMGuiding Lt. <10:35>PTI Fashion EmergencyMovie: Reading Rainbow 11:00AMGeneral Hospital College BasketballHeadline NewsLife is Great Notting Hill SagwaEmeril Live11:30AM<11:17> Syracuse at NBC Nightly NewsKing of Queens Stanley 12:00PMBulletin Board Rutgers ABC World NewsNFL LiveThat 70Â’s ShowDora the ExplorerHeadline News12:30PMJudge Judy CBS Evening NewsCollege BasketballGirlfriends The WigglesWheel of Fortune 1:00PMToday The Newshour (WomenÂ’s) CharmedMovie:Bob the BuilderDr Phil 1:30PM with Jim Lehrer Duke at North Never Talk to Dragon Tales 2:00PM College BasketballHannity & Colmes Carolina Ally McBeal Strangers Blues Clues Oprah Winfrey2:30PM Oklahoma at ESPNews Movie: <:44> Barney & Friends 3:00PMAladdin Oklahoma State Headline News2005 Dakar RallyAny Day Now U.S. Marshalls Funniest VideosNBC Nightly News3:30PMChalkzone Business Report Full HouseJudge Judy4:00PMMucha LuchaCollege BasketballLou Dobbs TonightHeadline NewsThird Watch PokemonCharmed4:30PMKim Possible Colorado StateESPNews Yu-Gi-Oh!5:00PMJeopardy at Larry King LiveHeadline NewsLaw & OrderAccess HollywoodDisneyÂ’s DougAlly McBeal5:30PMAccess Hollywood San Diego StateHeadline News WeekendWild Thornberrys6:00PMWindow on the Atoll NewsnightRollerThe SimpsonsE.T. WeekendFairly OddparentsAny Day Now6:30PMPaci c Report with Aaron BrownRaymondRugrats 7:00PM60 MinutesSportsCenterBET Nightly NewsThe Dead ZoneMovie:Lizzie McGuireThird Watch7:30PM Tavis Smiley The Score Taina8:00PMWithout a TraceNBANightlineLaw & Order Smallville Jeopardy8:30PM Dallas Mavericks Army Newswatch Headline News9:00PM24 at HardballAmerican HotrodMovie: <:18> Boy Meets WorldESPNews9:30PM L.A. Clippers with Chris Matthews Cruel Intentions Boy Meets WorldHeadline News10:00PMPaci c Report OÂ’Reilly Factor Friends The Cosby ShowSmallville10:30PMTonight ShowNFL Live Seinfeld Home Improvement11:00PMW/ Jay LenoSportsCenter FOX & Friends FirstSeinfeld Movie: Touched by Movie: 11:30PMThe Late Show Blind Date Serpico an Angel A Beautiful MindTuesday, January 25Programming on AFN Movies, Spectrum, Family and AFN Atlantic is subject to change due to DS3 availability.


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller/Prime Sports Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors12:00AMThe Late ShowCollege BasketballFOX & FriendsRollerLate Night withMovie: (Cont.)Real MonstersMovie:12:30AMAccess Hollywood Navy Conan OÂ’Brien Serpico Rocket Power A Beautiful Mind1:00AMHeadline News at The Dead ZoneMovie: <:17>SpongebobPaci c Report <:151:30AMThe Late Late Show Army Airplane! RugratsTonight Show <:452:00AM SportsCenterAmerican MorningLaw & Order Lizzie McGuirew/ Jay Leno2:30AMDennis Miller TainaThe Late Show <:453:00AMNFL Total AccessCNN Live TodayAmerican HotrodMovie:Smallville w/ David Letterman3:30AMCountdown With Keith Olbermann The Score The Late Late Show4:00AM SportsCenterFriends Boy Meets World <:45>4:30AMEntertainment Studios Seinfeld Boy Meets WorldDennis Miller5:00AMESPNewsCollege FootballFOX News LiveBreating Space YogaMovie: <:18> Sesame Street <:45>5:30AMHeadline News Hula Bowl Caribbean Workout Cruel Intentions Countdown With Keith Olbermann6:00AMToday Dayside with Body Shaping Barney & Friends<:45> 6:30AM Linda Vester Tipical Mary Ellen Blues Clues 7:00AMAustralian Open FOX News Live The ViewAccess HollywoodDragon Tales Headline News7:30AMTennis Weekend Bob the BuilderEntertainment Studios8:00AMConnie the Cow MenÂ’s and Studio B withEmeril LiveE.T. WeekendThe WigglesESPNews8:30AMWheel of Fortune WomenÂ’s Shepard Smith Dora, the ExplorerHeadline News 9:00AMDr. Phil Quarter nals Your World with30 Minute MealsMovie: StanleyGood Morning9:30AMOprah Winfrey Neil CavutoSweet Dreams Family of Strangers SagwaAmerica 10:00AM <9:46>Around the HornLester Holt Live Best For Less Arthur 10:30AMGuiding Lt. <10:35>PTI StrippedMovie: <:48>Reading Rainbow 11:00AMGeneral Hospital SportsCenterHeadline NewsE! News Live Conagher SagwaEmeril Live11:30AM<11:17> NBC Nightly NewsKing of Queens Stanley 12:00PMBulletin Board College BasketballABC World NewsCollege BasketballThat 70Â’s Show Dora the ExplorerHeadline News12:30PMJudge Judy Illinois CBS Evening News Georgia Girlfriends The WigglesWheel of Fortune 1:00PMToday at The Newshour at CharmedMovie: Bob the BuilderDr Phil 1:30PMWisconsin with Jim Lehrer Florida Agnes of God Dragon Tales 2:00PM College BasketballHannity & ColmesNBA NationAlly McBeal Blues Clues Oprah Winfrey2:30PM Kentucky Movie: <:50> Barney & Friends 3:00PMI Spy at Headline NewsAny Day Now He Said, She Said Funniest VideosNBC Nightly News3:30PMAnimaniacsTennessee Business Report Full HouseJudge Judy4:00PMAll Grown UpSportsCenter Lou Dobbs TonightHeadline NewsThird Watch PokemonCharmed4:30PMTeen Kids News ESPNewsYu-Gi-Oh!5:00PMJeopardy2005 Dakar RallyLarry King LiveHeadline NewsLaw & OrderThe EntertainersDisneyÂ’s DougAlly McBeal5:30PMHeadline News Headline News Wild Thornberrys6:00PMBulletin BoardNFL Total AccessNewsnightRollerThe SimpsonsBehind the ScenesFarily OddparentsAny Day Now6:30PMPaci c Report with Aaron BrownRaymondE.T.Rugrats 7:00PMSmallvilleSportsCenter BET Nightly NewsStar Trek: EnterpriseMovie: The Proud Family Third Watch7:30PM Tavis SmileyProving GroundDown to Earth The Amanda Show 8:00PMMovie: College BasketballNightlineC.S.I. EverwoodJeopardy8:30PM A Beautiful MindGeorgia Headline NewsMovie: <:43> Headline News9:00PM at HardballAmerican A Midsummer Sister, SisterESPNews9:30PM Florida with Chris MatthewsExperience NightÂ’s Dream Sister, SisterPaci c Report10:00PMPaci c Report <:15 NFL Live OÂ’Reilly Factor Friends The Cosby ShowThe Parkers10:30PMTonight Show <:45 PTISeinfeldHome ImprovementArrested Development11:00PMW/ Jay Leno SportsCenter FOX & Friends FirstThe Daily ShowMovie: Touched by an 11:30PMThe Late Show <:45 Blind Date Ali Angel Wednesday, January 26Programming on AFN Movies, Spectrum, Family and AFN Atlantic is subject to change due to DS3 availability.


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 13Caf Paci c LunchSun Pot roast Chicken divan Cheese crepes Pasta a la pesto Heuvos rancheros Grill: Brunch station open Mon Skillet fried pork chops Chicken peapod stir-fry Quiche Lorraine Grill: Brunch station open Tues Country-fried steak Turkey and dumplings Herb broiled ono Grill: Pastrami/Swiss on rye Wed Stuffed cabbage Breaded chicken strips Trout meuniere Grill: Cheese sandwichThur Chicken fajitas Cajun roast beef Chorizo enchiladas Grill: Ranchero burgerFri Spaghetti Fish and chips Grill: Turkey Sloppy Joes Jan. 29 Pork adobo Beef and cheese turnovers Sesame seared salmon Sweet-and-sour chicken Grill: Build-your-own BLT DinnerTonight Chicken-fried steak Parker ranch stew Beans and hocksSun Beef lasagna Spinach/mushroom lasagna Veal Alfredo Steamed cod Ratatoullie Mon Braised Swiss steak Baked chicken Tues Sweet-and-sour pork Chicken sukiyaki Korean beef steak Vegetarian stir-fryWeds Carved top sirloin Noodles Romanoff Lemon herb roast chicken Thurs Oven fr ied chicken Chinese oxtail stew Vegetarian stir-fry Fri Pancake supper Smoked beef brisket Breaded snapper lets Szechuan pork stir-fry Protestant services Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Roi-Namur service at 4 p.m. This week’s sermon: “Grow” Sunday school for all ages 9:15 a.m., in the REB. Catholic services Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m., in the main chapel Sunday Mass 7 a.m., small chapel 9:15 a.m., main chapel Mass on Roi at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the Chapel, 53505. HELP WANTED KRS has the following on-island job openings. Unless otherwise noted, call Jack Riordan, 55154. Full job descriptions and requirements are at Human Resources, Building 700. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, Elementary School. Full time. Perform administrative/clerical services including assistance to pupils, staff and public. Receives attendance and records information, maintains files, correspondence and communication with parents. HR Req. #K030623. HARDWARE ENGINEER III, Tradex. Contract position. Full time. Perform maintenance, upgrades and major modifications with respect to the receiver chain. Direct involvement in the full engineering process from design, development, unit test and integration through initial operational capability. Understand, execute and update calibration procedures with respect to the various receiver configurations at site. Directs and schedules work for field engineers/technicians and coordinates activities with other subsystem engineers (software, transmitter, digital). Will be the site expert and will be expected to perform all the duties to ensure mission success without guidance or supervision. Education required: BSEE. Education desired: MSEE. HR Req. #030691. INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST, Mission Operations Supply. Full time. Required to determine if and when technical support material should be ordered and in what quantities. Maintains stock material data records in MIMS, provides expediting support for material releases and MILSTRIP requisitions, coordinates and manages repair and return of mission critical material in support of Missions Operations and MIMS data input of nonstock requisitions in support of Mission Ops end users. Requirements: High level of customer service, fluency in written/verbal English communication and comprehension. HR Req. #K030626. SAFETY TECHNICIAN III, Safety Department. Oversees operation of the Safety Equipment Resource Center approximately one-half time, including dispensing equipment monitoring inventory, assessing customer needs, initiating and tracking special orders. Uses the MIMS procurement system. Provides assistance to the Safety Manager and other ES&H staff, conducts safety inspections, confers with supervisor and employees on safe work practice requirements, atmospheric sampling, calibrating equipment, assists the industrial hygienist in respirator fit test and training, assists operational groups with pre-job safety planning and accident investigations, stops work in imminent danger situations and assists in preparation of reports and data. Requirements: MS Office applications. Desired: MIMS procurement, familiarity with KRS ES&H SPIs. HR Req. #K030624. TRADEX RECEIVER ENGINEER. Full time. Contract position. Performs maintenance, upgrades and major modifications with respect to the receiver chain on one or more of the radar systems that exist at RTS. Direct involvement in the full engineering process from design, development, unit test, integration, through initial operations capability. Understands, executes and updates calibration procedures with respect to the various receiver configurations at site. Directs and schedules work for field engineers/ technicians and coordinates activities with other subsystem engineers (software, transmitter and digital). Mentors field engineers/technicians. Will be site expert and will be expected to perform all the duties to ensure mission success without guidance or supervision. Work closely with system engineers on a regular basis. Education required: BSEE. HR Req. #030691. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK I. RMI position. Full time. Must have good written/verbal English communication, MS Office, Word, Excel, Access and customer service skills. Will manage the automotive preventative maintenance program in KEAMS to include monthly PM work schedule, generating work orders, creating work orders and maintenance schedule tasks, correcting problems as they occur and closing out work orders in KEAMS. Adequate knowledge of KEAMS desired. HR Req. #K030630. CASHIERS, Tape Escape. Casual. Customer service, checking movies in and out, making sure movies are accounted for and arranged on the shelves correctly, filing customer account information, opening and closing a cash drawer, cleaning movies, shrink wrapping movies and sweeping the store. ALCOR/MMW FIELD ENGINEER I. Full time. Contract position. Duties require repairing and maintaining large movable antenna systems, performing preventative maintenance, making modifications, fabricating and installing new mechanical systems and structures. Must be able to troubleshoot and repair systems. Requires reading schematics, wiring lists and assembly prints. Must be able to get Climber I, II and Respirator certifications and obtain a secret level clearance. Must work at moderate heights. HR Req. #030725. ENGINEMAN I, Roi Marine Department. Perform required preventative maintenance on LCM and assist marine repair shops with repairs and overhauls. Identify and troubleshoot all minor engineering problems. Maintain passenger and cargo safety standards. May count passengers during peak boarding periods. Strong verbal and written English language skills required to maintain


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass The Small Arms Range will be in operation Thursday, 7 a.m.-noon. All watercraft operators should observe the red ags on the southwest end of the island. 14 logs and records. Mechanical background, especially for diesel engines, highly desirable. Must be able to reside on Roi-Namur. ACCOUNTING CLERK II, KRS Finance. Full time. Accept and process payments from customers, reconcile daily reports from all facilities, balance cash drawer daily, as well as going to the bank to make deposits and replenish cash. Also required to assist in Accounts Receivable with invoicing and filing as needed. Must be experienced in Excel. KEAMS knowledge desired. HR Req. #K030595. KWAJALEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT has the following job vacancy: BOAT OPERATOR. Contract position. Full time. Primarily operate a 50-foot Sea-Ark vessel, but may be required to operate two smaller type vessels. Responsibility for conducting search and rescue operations, law enforcement, patrol of harbor, lagoon and surrounding areas, supervise the boat crew, assist with major repairs and overhauls and maintain passengers and cargo safety standards. Must possess at a minimum a U.S.C.G. 25 ton Master/Near Coastal captainÂ’s license and a police officer standards and training (POST) certification or equivalent state certification or completed a military police school. For additional requirements and more information, call Chief Dennis Johnson, 59045. Closing date is Feb. 5. USAKA/RTS has the following job vacancies. For information, call Cris Foster, USAKA/RTS Civilian Personnel, 54417. Applications must be submitted in accordance with announcements at, or USAJobs at www GENERAL ENGINEER, GS-0801-13. USAKA/RTS Test Division. Two vacancies. Permanent positions, 24-month overseas tour of duty limited to DoD five-year limitation on overseas employment. PCS costs, transportation and housing agreement and other foreign allowances. External announcement SCBK04273287D. Closes Jan. 31. PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, GS-1035-12. USAKA/RTS Public Affairs Office. Permanent position, 24-month overseas tour of duty limited to DoD 5-year limitation on overseas employment. PCS costs, transportation and housing agreement and other foreign allowances. Announcement SCBK04286297. Closes Jan. 27. LOST PASSPORT with name Buck Nunnally. Call 53874. WANTED KAYAK cart or wheeled transport system. Call Send a Valentine to an American Soldier stationed overseas as part of the Salute to Soldiers letter writing campaign at Grace Sherwood Library. Make your own card or stop by the library and send one of our pre-made cards. No charge. Free dance lessons. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy an evening of ballroom dancing! For more information, call 51684.


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 15 Sunday is Acoustic Night at the Yuk Club. The show will feature players such as Ron Curtiss Jordan Pemberton Bud Teague Kevin Ferguson and Dan Eggers54396. PATIO SALESTONIGHT, until 7 p.m., Tr. 579. TV, computer, kitchen items, clothes, golf bag with clubs, futons, movies. MONDAY, 7 a.m.-noon, Tr. 592. MONDAY, 8 a.m.-noon, Qtrs. 439-B. Items include exercise bike, ladies’ golf clubs. FOR SALE27" TV/DVD/VCR COMBO, $400; 20" TV/VCR combo, $200; 13" TV/VCR combo, $100; wood toy chest, $75; 9' fiberglass dinghy with oars, $300; 12' x 16' 2 x 8 deck, $200; rocker/recliner, slate blue, $150; Rustman race bike, $250; eight white stackable shelves/drawers combo, $75 per set; gas grill, $50. Call 53276. 19' REINELL with boathouse, lot and contents. $20,000 invested, will sell for bargain $15,000. Call 54240. HP PRINTER Deskjet 820 CSE printer for Windows with two extra color printer cartridges and two black and white printer cartridges, $30. Call 54728. KITCHEN AID, never been used, fire engine red, $250 plus shipping. Call 52275 or 50979. 38' LE COMPTE sailboat. Made in Holland in 1968. Mast and rigging in good condition. Needs interior finished and exterior cosmetics. Includes rebuilt Volvo Penta engine, boathouse, autopilot, solar panels, many sails, tools, parts and supplies. Too many to mention. Priced to sell at only $20,000. Call 52210 and leave a message. 2000 MACGREGOR 26X with 50hp Honda. Sail or pull a skier. Sleeps six, enclosed head, alcohol stove, GPS, CD stereo. Asking $20,000. Call 52516. LADIES SUN one-speed bike, pretty good condition, fenders, back shelf and new handlebars, $60. Call 54314. UNIVEGA TANDEM bicycle, Chrom-moly frame, aluminum rims and stainless-steel wheels. Like new, barely ridden, $800. Cinelli clip-on aero-bars, barely used, better for a person taller than 5’10”, $50. Bell bike trailer, holds two kids, $40. Two folding umbrella strollers, $10 ea. Total Gym 1000 exercise equipment, barely used, $125. Century bassinet, $25. Toddler bed and mattress, $45. Pink Victoria’s Secret dress, size small, never worn, $30. Girl’s Huffy, Kwaj condition, $20. Call 50958 (W) or 52788 (H). THREE WHITE plastic love seats, great for sitting or to put plants on $15 each; lots of plants, cactus, dieffenbachia, desert rose plumeria, crown of thorns, philodendrons, $10-$45; water distiller, $40. Call 54826 and leave a message. COMMUNITY NOTICESMONTE CARLO Bowling is coming back to the Bowling Center Sunday, 6-9 p.m. To make reservations for this fun-filled night, call Thompson or Albon, 53320. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB’S ANNUAL “RIDE AND PARK” is Monday, 5 p.m. Meet at the Atoll Terminal at 4:45 p.m. to sign up. No pre-registration necessary. PICK-UP soccer is played 7-9 p.m., Fridays during January. Everyone is invited; bring a light and dark T-shirt.MONTHLY ISLAND Orientation and Ebeye Cultural Tour is Wednesday. Ebeye Cultural Tour is at 7 a.m., meet at Dock Security. The orientation begins at 1 p.m., in the CAC, Room 6. For more information call Host Nations Office at 55033.KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport shing Club meets Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Paci c Club. FIFTH GRADE beginning band concert is at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the MP Room.WANT TO make new friends and do something that really counts? Volunteer two hours a week at the Bargain Bazaar. Contact Kate Lollar, 52594. DESIGN A new T-shirt for the Kwajalein Scuba Club. The KSC is holding a T-shirt design contest. Anyone may enter by submitting one or more designs to Mac Kipp-McGuire by Feb. 14. The winner will receive $100. Call Mac at 52860. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT is Feb. 20, 21 and 22 at the MP room. It is open to all Kwajalein residents. Still photography only, no video. Digital or film. No restrictions. Prints must be able to enlarge/reduce 8x10 size. Categories are: Kwajalein living, Kwajalein recreation, Kwajalein nature, holiday events and an open category of other photos of interest. This is a great opportunity to show your photographs of island life. For an exhibitors package, call Dave Harris, 51133 or 51191. BAGPIPE LESSONS are available starting next week. For information and scheduling, call 54252H or 53479W. THE REMAINDER of Kwajalein Running Club’s New Year’s Eve Celebration 2005 have arrived. To pick up, call Bob or Jane DeJoie, 53704. Jan. 30, 8 p.m., at Roi Outrigger


Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 The Kwajalein HourglassBy Nell M. Drumheller EditorLiving on Kwajalein sometimes means having to do without day-to-day commodities that our stateside friends and family take for granted. But how many of your friends back in Iowa, or Kentucky or Oregon have the opportunity to meet and talk to celebrities? James Avery and Stephen Root spent a little more than a two days in the Marshall Islands as a part of a United Servicemen’s Organization tour. The two character actors met with residents on Thursday in “meet and greets” on Roi-Namur and Kwajalein. More than 100 people came out to meet the celebrities and ask them questions. “I do this for the troops,” said Root, an actor whose face is easily recognizable from his many television and lm roles including News Radio, Of ce Space and others. His voice is heard on King of the Hill and he is currently lming episodes of the West Wing. Root and Avery have traveled to Bosnia, Kosovo and other locations where Americans in uniform serve. Avery, who tried to parent Will Smith in the television series Fresh Prince of Bel Air, recently completed lming several Enterprise episodes. Avery, who spent four years in the Navy, said he does the USO tours for the troops. “I don’t support the war,” he said intently, “but I do support the troops. “I know what it is like to serve in an unpopular war,” he added. Both actors said they started their careers because they wanted to do theater and had no plans for television or movies. “Theater was the thing,” Avery said. Root added, “I didn’t intend to do lm.” Kwajalein was the second and nal leg of their mini-USO tour they started on Guam. Root said that Kwajalein was a best-kept secret, and he wished he had more time to spend here. Weather Courtesy of RTS WeatherTonight: Variably cloudy with scattered showers. Winds: northeast-east at 10-18 knots. Sunday: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers early. Winds: northeasteast at 10-18 knots. Monday: Isolated showers. Winds: northeast at 14-18 knots. Tuesday: Isolated showers. Winds: northeast at 15-20 knots. Temperature: Tonight’s low 79 Sunday’s high 87Call 54700 for updated forecasts. www.rts-wx.com16Actors Stephen Root and James Avery visit with Roi residents Thursday. They are on a USO tour of the Paci c area.Actors visit Kwajalein, Roi on USO tour (Photo by Nell Drumheller)Stars shine bright Volleyball Schedule, Standings Today 5:30 p.m.........................Mandatory Fun/Spartans Coed Red 6:30 p.m........................................Edu-macation/The Rejects 7:30 p.m.......................Spartans Coed Blue/Spartans I Boys 8:30 p.m.....................................High Impact /Hits Like A Girl Playoffs Monday B League playoffs begin at 3:30 p.m. with games starting each hour 7:30 p.m...........................................A League 1 seed/4 seed 8:30 p.m...........................................A League 2 seed/3 seed Tuesday 5:30 p.m...........................................C League Championship 6:30 p.m............................................D League Championship 7:30 p.m.......................................... B League Championship 8:30 p.m.......................................... A League ChampionshipStandingsA LeagueHits Like a Girl........................................................................................8-3 Everybody Duck ....................................................................................5-4 Lost Dogs...............................................................................................6-5 High Impact............................................................................................1-8 B LeagueSpartans Coed Red................................................................................10-1 Spartan Boys I.......................................................................................10-1 The Rejects............................................................................................6-5 Spartans Coed Blue...............................................................................5-5 Mandatory Fun.......................................................................................4-6 Edu-macation.........................................................................................2-9 SDA Boys..............................................................................................1-11C LeagueCalvary Girls..........................................................................................6-2 Jabro Girls.............................................................................................5-2 Spartan Girls I.......................................................................................5-3 Hackers Girls I......................................................................................2-5 SDA Girls I............................................................................................1-7D LeagueSDA Girls II............................................................................................8-1 Hackers Girls II......................................................................................7-2 Spartan Girls II......................................................................................2-7 Spartan Girls III.....................................................................................1-7Sun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 0710/1852 1701/0513 0330, 3.9' 0910, 1.6' Jan. 23 1540, 5.1' 2210, 1.2' Monday 0710/1852 1753/0604 0410, 4.1' 0950, 1.4' Jan. 24 1610, 5.3' 2240, 1.0' Tuesday 0710/1852 1844/0653 0440, 4.3' 1020, 1.2' Jan. 25 1640, 5.5' 2310, 0.8' Wednesday 0710/1852 1934/0738 0500, 4.5' 1050, 1.0' Jan. 26 1710, 5.6' 2330, 0.7'