The Kwajalein hourglass

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Wednesday, Feb. 2, 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 n I r a q i c i t i z e n t u r n i n g h i s h e a d t o p r o t e c t h i s i d e n t i t y p r o u d l y d i s p l a y s t h e i n d e l i b l e i n k (An Iraqi citizen, turning his head to protect his identity, proudly displays the indelible ink o n h i s n g e r a s p r o o f h e h a s v o t e d i n I r a q s r s t f r e e e l e c t i o n s i n m o r e t h a n 5 0 y e a r s o n S u n d a y on his nger as proof he has voted in Iraq's rst free elections in more than 50 years on Sunday. E v e r y o n e v o t i n g i n t h e h i s t o r i c e l e c t i o n h a d t o m a r k t h e i r n g e r w i t h i n k t o i n d i c a t e Everyone voting in the historic election had to mark their nger with ink to indicate t h e y h a d a l r e a d y v o t e d a s a m e a n s t o d e t e r v o t i n g f r a u d ) they had already voted as a means to deter voting fraud.) ( P h o t o b y M a s t e r S g t D a v e A h l s c h w e d e U S A i r F o r c e ) (Photo by Master Sgt. Dave Ahlschwede, U.S. Air Force) W a t e r Water c o n s e r v a t i o n conservation e s s e n t i a l essential P a g e 3 Page 3 R o d e n t c o n t r o l Rodent control p r o j e c t b e g i n s project begins P a g e s 4 5 Pages 4-5


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2Commentary Buckminster and Friends by Sabrina Mumma Letters to the editor See Opinion, Page 12Ballots can overcome bullets, bombs Risking life, limb to voice an opinion The 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 Wednesdays and Saturdays 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 Intern.............................Brandon Stevison Circulation.......................Will O'ConnellLike a lot of Americans, I’ve had doubts about the Iraq War since it began. I saw Americans being killed and our country spending billions of dollars it couldn’t afford. Nothing but bad news seemed to come from there. It looked like the Iraqis were an ungrateful, hostile and deadly people, seemingly unwilling to help themselves and not worthy of the sacri ces America and the American military have been making. It didn’t appear the situation could stay the way it was and it couldn’t go back to how it used to be. This weekend, a lot of Iraqis showed they felt the same way. I saw images on television of Iraqis crowding the polling places, patiently waiting in line, being searched two and three times before they ever got inside, casting a vote and then bravely and in de ance of terrorists and their threats, holding up their ngers that were stained with the ink from voting. Some even brought their children to witness the historic event. I saw Iraqis dancing for joy in the streets and saying they weren’t afraid. They want a new future for their country. I admit I was surprised at what took place. I admire the courage these people displayed. They de ed the very real threat of being killed to do what Americans take for granted...casting a vote. Some gave their lives for a chance to do it. I have watched the news with dismay and heard the stories of American Soldiers and Marines being killed on an almost daily basis and wondered if it was worth it or not. Then, the Iraqis voted this weekend. Now I think maybe, just maybe, they may be worth the sacri ce. I wonder whether given the same circumstances, you or I would have walked down the street to a polling place in Baghdad, Mosul or anywhere in Iraq. Would we have shown up to vote? Before, it was easy to talk of getting out and leaving the Iraqis to themselves. But, it seems different now. It’s a lot harder to turn your back on courageous people. I want to speak my mind. I want to say whatever I feel like saying. And you can’t stop me. Isn’t that great? If I lived in Iraq I would be taking my life in my hands by wanting to express myself – especially at the ballot box.Iraqi “insurgents” promised to make the streets of Baghdad run red with voters’ blood, because citizens of that country want to voice their opinion by voting. The murderers, err I mean, insurgents, aren’t just threatening GI Joes and Janes, but also the Iraqi people. Perhaps it could be understood by someone, somewhere, that these terrorists would get ticked about having armed military from other countries roaming their streets. But what have they got against their own countrymen?On Sunday, the Iraqi people, steadily, bravely, amazingly Last Saturday night I went to the club to be entertained by the Armed Forces Entertainment Comedy Show. But, I was not entertained. Not because the show was bad, but because of many members of our community not having the manners to shut up during the show. From the start of the show a large group of people, mainly around the bar area could not shut their pie holes for 10 minutes and allow the rest of us who wanted to see the show actually enjoy it. There were numerous attempts by other members of the community, the bar staff and the performers themselves to get you to shut up! Which you would not do. Some of you are suppose to be highly See Comedians, Page 12


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 3 Water conservation essential to ensure adequate supply With the gentle rains and green vegetation abounding, it is hard to imagine that water conservation is an issue on Kwajalein. But it is, according to Stan Jazwinski, Liquid Systems manager. He said that Kwajalein is heading into the dry season, when rain fall drops to three or four inches a month for about three months. In the rainy season, the water tanks are usually full, but during the dry season the water level gets lower. Without water conservation during the dry months, “We will start running out of both potable and non-potable water,” Jazwinski said. Potable water is t to drink, non-potable water has not been treated and may be hazardous to drink. Residents can conserve water, “Leaving water on is wasting water,” he said. Residents with yards or plants to water should do so every other day with non-potable water, and then only for about one hour. “If the ground is saturated, turn off the water,” Jazwinski added. He said that you should never waste potable water on plants. According to documentation provided by Jazwinski, rain contributes the majority of fresh water on the island of Kwajalein, about 104 inches per year. Rain is gathered in the catchments and is pumped directly into the raw water storage tanks, while the rainwater that falls around the catchment area percolates down to the water table and remains on the topmost layer of the fresh water lens. “Fresh rainwater quickly penetrates Kwajalein due to its coral composition. Since fresh water is lighter than salt water, it oats on top of the salt water,” Jazwinski said. The fresh water, which is trapped in a lens-shaped water table, is harvested by the Lenswells. These wells consist of perforated plastic or cement pipes, which are buried just below the level of the water table at the lowest tide. The fresh water lls the pipe and is then pumped to the sump with a submersed pump in the well. To prevent saltwater intrusion, the chloride level or salt content of the pumped water is closely monitored. The Kwajalein water treatment plant has three sources of supply: rainwater collected from runway catchments; Lenswells skim fresh water from the uppermost region of the water table; or fresh water lens and reverse osmosis water puri cation units convert brackish water into fresh water. Water from the catchments and Lenswells is pumped into one of 11 raw water storage tanks. The tanks, 130 feet in diameter and ten feet high, hold a volume of one million gallons each. These By Nell M. Drumheller Editortanks serve as reservoirs of fresh water for the island population. The water drawn from the tanks must be treated prior to delivery into the potable water distribution system. From the storage tanks, water is drawn into the treatment plant with two raw water pumps. Aluminum sulfate is added as a primary coagulant and then a polymer ltering aid is added prior to the water entering the absorption clari ers. The treated water forms a oc that adheres to the inert plastic particles inside the clarifier as the water flows upward through it. The oc is retained inside the clari er, which allows the clear water to ow down over the lter media by gravity into an underground sump outside the building. After ltration, the water is treated with chlorine, sodium carbonate to reduce corrosion and on Kwajalein, uoride, according to Jazwinski. In the distribution system, the elevated storage tank level rises and falls depending on the daily water demand from the community During the dry season, water is barged from Kwajalein to Meck and Carlos. Water is barged to Third Island from Roi-Namur. Conserving water is the responsibility of the community, according to Jazwinski. For more information on how you can help with water conservation, call 51847.


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass Awareness key to success of rodent baiting operation4blood. There is a poison hazard there,” Nicholson said. “Let your kids know it’s not for us – we want rats to eat it.” Two types of bait are being used; Bromadiolone and Brodifacoum, which Nicholson said are safer than nerve poison. They are multiple-dose anti-coagulants, or blood thinners, causing internal bleeding. Two chemicals are used to prevent a resistance problem, he explained. Though the threat of poison for children and domestic animals is there, Nicholson said it is so low; it’s almost off the radar screen. Nicholson explained that if there is fear, bleeding is the rst sign in pets. He said the veterinarian can help, and that he has spoken to representatives at the Veterinary Clinic and Kwajalein Hospital. “The antidote is vitamin K administered by a doctor or veterinarian,” Nicholson said. “The likelihood [of bait affecting pets and children] is very small.” Nicholson said, “Humans would have to eat eight or nine blocks before it affects us; less for kids.” He added that the bait used contains a safety feature called Bitrix, a bittering agent that is not pleasant to humans but does not affect animals. The bait boxes used feature a clear lid, which aids with inspection. Holes allow rats to enter through the sides. Built-in safety features of the boxes include a baf e, which keeps small hands from reaching the bait, and spools to which the bait is mounted to prevent it from coming out. The boxes are also tamper resistant and require a key to be opened. “People talk about ‘making a better rat trap’…they have,” Nicholson said. According to Nicholson, the boxes are placed in a measured grid, so they are not to be moved or disturbed. He asks that if residents witness such activities, they call Pest Control or the Service Desk. If not available, the next step is to call the Kwajalein Police Department. A team of two Pest Control staff, dubbed the “rat patrol,” checks the boxes twice a day, in the morning and afternoon to keep track of which boxes are hit and how much bait is eaten. Nicholson asks residents to use an inverted garbage bag to pick up, seal and throw away any dead rodents found, and then to call Pest Control so that they may add the information to their record. “How much rat bait is eaten, how many rodents are By Mig Owens Assistant EditorApproximately sixty bait boxes have been placed in the new housing area by Pest Management personnel in an effort to reduce the number of rats on Kwajalein. The boxes, situated between North Point and Redstone Street and extending to the lagoon and the ocean, will be moved south in four segments, stopping at the high school soccer eld. Residents in the area received yers last week outlining details of the operation. According to Mike Nicholson, Pest Management supervisor, the boxes will spend two weeks at each of the four locations for a total of two months of baiting. “It’s called a rolling front, for thinning out of the population only,” Nicholson said. Nicholson explained that baiting is not aimed at eradication of rats, but at population reduction, which can be done now that access by the rats to new housing has been removed. Access was thwarted in early November when Preventive Maintenance crews plugged holes with chicken wire. The action enabled Pest Management to massively bait in the area while dramatically reducing the chance of rats going into the housing and dying. “If a rat dies in a wall, the problem is far worse than having rats run around outside,” Nicholson said, explaining that in such a case, the stink could last for up to two months. With the new housing area “rodent proofed,” Pest Management is able to expand what is considered routine baiting operations in other areas of the island where activity is reported. “Baiting is done now on a smaller scale,” Nicholson said. “Now we’re just doubling up on them.” He said that every six months, the same bait is placed in the rocks around the island. Phil Malloy, Solid Waste and Grounds manager, said of the bait boxes, “We want people to notice them now that they’re concentrated in new housing. We want them to be conscious of them, but this is nothing new and different.” Nicholson suggests that parents show children the boxes in the area. “This is a poison made to kill animals and it affects


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 5 (Photo by Mig Owens)Bait boxes such as the one shown should be handled only by Pest Management. Young children especially should stay away from them. found – that’s data we can use,” he said. Both roof rats and their cousin, Polynesian rats, live on Kwajalein. They don’t like to touch the ground, they consider coconut trees their homes, and prefer trees to houses, because coconuts provide a natural food. They come down from the trees at night when they have to, Nicholson said. “It’s not true that if you see them, that means there’s a serious [rat] problem,” he said. “There is no natural predator for rats. There are perfect breeding conditions every day here. They’re at the top of the food chain. They are the lions.” Nicholson said that because the rats live in the trees, they may also die there, but maggots will take care of them within days. “That’s why ies are good in the world – the y’s purpose is to break that down so we don’t smell it,” Nicholson explained. The current rodent baiting operations may prove a good platform for future problems on island on an as-needed basis, Nicholson said. In such instances, he said whoever is affected will be noti ed. No large-scale baiting operations are planned for Roi-Namur at this time, because the bait boxes may only be placed around buildings or they create a conservation issue, Nicholson said. Bait boxes are already in place on RoiNamur around buildings where necessary. Malloy explained that Pest Management follows an Army mandate that requires action when there is a “pest” to human activity, such as gaining access, or when something is causing damage. Baiting on Kwajalein continues through March 29. The effectiveness of the bait traps depend on reducing the competition for food by eliminating other sources, he said, so that more poison may be consumed by the rats. After excluding the rats from buildings, Pest Management sanitation is the next step. “The rats aren’t going to be gone,” Malloy said. “The population will grow based on sanitation in the community.” Malloy cited pet food left outside, unclean barbeques and trash as potential food for rats. “When you leave food out, you’re allowing them to feed, and make more rats. Certain things are within our control and we’re doing what we can do,” Malloy said. He added that Solid Waste Management has removed recycling bins, often used for trash, from Emon Beach and repaired garbage containers found to have holes created by the rats. Contact Nicholson at 54738 with questions regarding the rodent baiting operations or for Material Safety Data Sheets on the rodenticides used. (Illustration by Dan Adler)


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Retail manager earns yellow beltSee Yellow Belt, Page 12 Lisa ShierLisa Shier of Mission Operations is the Six Sigma Yellow Belt of the Month for January. Shier was certi ed as a Six Sigma Yellow Belt in August. Her Process Improvement Project was on ALCOR daily calibrations. This PIP is now being used as an institutionalized project because it is directly applicable to other radars on Roi-Namur. Even partial implementation of the PIP at ALCOR has yielded signi cant and measurable cost savings. Lessons learned in the ALCOR PIP are already being applied at the Millimeter Wave Radar. Discussions have begun with the systems engineering staff at ALTAIR to determine the applicability of the ALCOR PIP to ALTAIR.Yellow Belt of month By Mig Owens Assistant EditorSince taking over the contract, Kwajalein Range Services Retail employees have spent many hours establishing accounts with vendors. For Macy’s West Manager David Fearon, the question was not only how much time was being spent, but why? Finding the answer set Fearon on a journey that would require commitment, persistence and the support of his team. After attending the August Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Session, he attacked what was considered a “sore thumb” project with the help of Paul Divinski, Retail manager, merchandising and provisioning, Kevin Finn, vice president and deputy program manager for Community Services and William Boutu, Information Technology help desk technician and former Macy’s West assistant manager. Tim O’Rourke, Six Sigma black belt, said the term “sore thumb” denotes a problem identi ed because it has been historically painful to process users, “versus a PIP [process improvement project] that was based on established metrics indicating the process was not meeting pre-determined speci cations.” The challenge facing Fearon was to identify root causes behind why current vendors get dropped unexpectedly from the approved KRS vendor listing as well as to identify why potential vendors are unable to obtain approved KRS vendor status. Fearon estimated that Retail of ce staff spend 29 percent of their time searching for new vendors. His belief is that no more than 10 percent of Retail management/support time should be spent on this task. Though admittedly second guessing himself throughout the project, Fearon said he was surprised how well he was able to do the job. He said that the Six Sigma tools he employed helped identify inef ciencies and brought about what he calls an “awareness level.” “Dave worked extensively to understand the methodologies of Six Sigma and how to incorporate the KRS new way of thinking and doing business within his organization,” said Krystal Peterson, yellow belt trainer/quality systems analyst. “He facilitated a great understanding of the yellow belt tools and did a wonderful job on his project.” Fearon uncovered various reasons why Retail is continually searching for vendors. Some stem from community requests that ow through town hall meetings, change in island demographics and marketplace changes. Other reasons include the fact that KRS credit history is new, vendors go out of business and there exists the ability to find better sources that feature better delivery, services and prices. Understanding the reasons, in turn, helped Fearon toward his goal of increasing vendor retention rate 30 percent and increasing potential vendor setup completion rate from 50 to 75 percent. To future yellow belt prospects, he said, “What it takes to complete a project is strong support from your champion to eliminate road blocks and to help set up a team that will work with you. At minimum, a project will take 250 to 350 hours of your time. If you have a full plate, see if your champion can remove some of your current job duties [so that you may] pursue yellow belt certi cation.” Exemplifying his own commitment by completing most of his project in his off-work hours, Fearon added, “You will encounter problems, if you get stuck, call your trainer or your champion.” O’Rourke said what was gained through Fearon’s project, the rst in the Retail area, was an insight in to how KRS requirements mesh with suppliers and what areas might be looked at to achieve more success in developing and retaining suppliers. “David was very successful in learning and using the tools and methodology. This will make him a valuable asset to KRS in the future to attack processes that do not meet expectations,” O’Rourke said. Fearon said he intends to use the skills he’s learned to assist the Retail department in re-looking at all stock in the stores, a process that has already begun. In doing so, he will help to examine usage rates and popularity. He will also help to create an essentials list and determine the lead time associated with items to ensure stores do not run out of the basics. For Fearon, being a yellow belt David Fearon


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 7 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 Basketball FOX & FriendsRollerLate Night withMovie (Cont.)Real MonstersLost12:30AMThe Late Late Show Illinois at Conan OÂ’BrienMovie: <:40>Rocket Power (Pilot) 1:00AMwith Criag Ferguson Michigan State Star Trek: EnterpriseThe Thing SpongebobPaci c Report1:30AMDennis Miller Stratagem RugratsTonight Show 2:00AMSportsCenterAmerican MorningC.S.I. The Proud Family w/ Jay Leno2:30AMCountdown With Keith Olbermann Coming AttratctionsThe Amanda Show The Late Show 3:00AM Winter X Games CNN Live TodayThe Making of theMovie: Everwood w/ David Letterman3:30AMAccess Hollywood IXNew YorkerPlatoon The Late Late Show4:00AMHeadline News SportsCenterFriends Sister, Sisterwith Criag Ferguson 4:30AMEntertainment Studios SeinfeldMovie: <:49> Sister, SisterDennis Miller5:00AMESPNewsNFL Total AccessFOX News LiveBreating Space YogaBoycott Sesame Street5:30AMHeadline News Caribbean Workout Countdown With Keith Olbermann6:00AMTodayNBADayside with Body Shaping Barney & Friends 6:30AM Phoenix Suns at Linda Vester Tipical Mary EllenBlues CluesAccess Hollywood7:00AMOrlando Magic FOX News Live The ViewThe EntertainersDragon Tales Headline News 7:30AM Bob the BuilderEntertainment Studios8:00AMBlueÂ’s Clues Studio B withEmeril LiveBehind the Scenes The WigglesESPNews8:30AMWheel of FortuneThe Hot ListShepard Smith E.T.Dora: The ExplorerHeadline News 9:00AMDr. Phil 1st & 10 Your World with30 Minute MealsMovie: StanleyGood Morning9:30AMOprah Winfrey NFL Live Neil CavutoFood 911 Killing Mr. Grif n SagwaAmerica 10:00AM <9:46>Around the HornLester Holt Live Sensible Chic Arthur 10:30AMGuiding Lt. <10:35>PTIFashion FileMovie: <:44> Reading Rainbow 11:00AMGeneral Hospital SportsCenter Headline NewsE! News Live Ordinary People SagwaAmerican Idol11:30AM<11:17> NBC Nightly NewsKing of Queens Stanley Auditions 12:00PMBulletin Board College Basketball ABC World News4 QuartersThat 70Â’s Show Dora: The ExplorerHeadline News 12:30PMJudge Judy Cincinnati at CBS Evening News Girlfriends The WigglesWheel of Forutune 1:00PMToday Louisville The Newshour NBACharmedMovie: Bob the BuilderDr. Phil1:30PM with Jim Lehrer Phoenix Suns To Die For Dragon Tales 2:00PM College Basketball 2005 State of the at Ally McBeal Blues Clues Oprah Winfrey2:30PM Duke at Union Address Minnesota Movie: <:57> Barney & Friends 3:00PMSylvester & Tweety Wake Forest Timberwolves Any Day Now Battle Hymm Funniest VideosNBC Nightly News3:30PMBuzz Lightyear ESPNews Full HouseJudge Judy 4:00PMFairly OddparentsSportsCenter Lou Dobbs TonightHeadline NewsThird Watch PokemonCharmed 4:30PMBatman Beyond ESPNewsYu-Gi-Oh! 5:00PMJeopardyGillette World Sport Larry King LiveHeadline NewsLaw & OrderInside the Actors...DisneyÂ’s DougAlly McBeal 5:30PMAccess HollywoodNBA Fastbreak Headline News Will & Grace Wild Thornberrys 6:00PMBulletin Board NewsnightRollerThe SimpsonsComing Attractions Farily OddparentsAny Day Now6:30PMPaci c ReportNFL LIve with Aaron BrownRaymondE.T.Rugrats 7:00PMThe ParkersSportsCenterBET Nightly NewsAmerican IdolMovie:Even StevensThird Watch7:30PMArrested Development Tavis Smiley Auditions Rain Man Kenan & Kel 8:00PMExtreme Makeover:NBANightlineAndromeda Gilmore GirlsJeopardy8:30PMHome Edition Houston Rockets Navy/Marine Corps Headline News9:00PMLost at HardballColumbus: SecretsMovie: <:27> DegrassiESPNews9:30PM Philadelphia 76ers with Chris Matthews From the GraveGroundhog Day DegrassiPaci c Report10:00PMPaci c Report OÂ’Reilly Factor Friends The Cosby Show 2005 State of the 10:30PMTonight ShowSportsCenterSeinfeld Home Improvement Union Address11:00PMW/ Jay Leno 60 MinutesThe Daily ShowMovie: <:23>Touched by an11:30PMThe Late ShowNFL Live Blind DateDarkmanAngelThursday, February 3


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Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 9 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:<:18>Real MonstersThe Apprentice12:30AMThe Late Late Show UCLA at Conan OÂ’Brien Aliens Rocket Power 1:00AMwith Criag Ferguson Washington State American Idol SpongebobPaci c Report1:30AMDennis Miller Auditions RugratsTonight Show2:00AMSportsCenterAmerican MorningThe Practice ThatÂ’s So Ravenwith Jay Leno2:30AMCountdown With Keith Olbermann All That The Late Show3:00AM NFL Total AccessCNN Live Today48 Hours MysteryMovie: <:20> 7th Heaven w/ David Letterman3:30AMAccess Hollywood Star Trek: The Late Late Show4:00AMHeadline News SportsCenterFriends Insurrection Sabrinawith Craig Ferguson 4:30AMEntertainment Studios Seinfeld Movie: <:58> SabrinaDennis Miller5:00AMESPNewsInside the NFLFOX News LiveBreating Space YogaMoney Train Sesame Street5:30AMHeadline News Caribbean Workout Countdown with Keith Olbermann6:00AMTodayCollege BasketballPrimetime Body Shaping Barney & Friends 6:30AM NC State at Tipical Mary Ellen Blues CluesAccess Hollywood7:00AMNorth Carolina FOX News LiveThe ViewE! EntertainmentDragon Tales Headline News7:30AM SpecialsBob the BuilderEntertainment Studios8:00AMCliffordThe Hot List Studio B withEmeril LiveEbert & RoeperThe WigglesESPNews8:30AMWheel of Fortune1st & 10 Shepard Smith E.T.Dora: The ExplorerGood Morning 9:00AMDr. Phil NFL Live Your World with30 Minute MealsMovie: Stanley America9:30AMOprah Winfrey Neil CavutoEasy Entertaining The Deidre Hall Sagwa 10:00AM <9:46>Around the Horn Lester Holt Live Decorating Cents Story ArthurBeautiful Homes 10:30AMGuiding Lt. <10:35> PTIThe Look for LessMovie: <:46> Reading RainbowCurb Appeal 11:00AMGeneral Hospital SportsCenter Headline News E! News Live True Lies SagwaFrontline: KimÂ’s11:30AM<11:17> NBC Nightly News King of Queens Stanley Nuclear Gamble 12:00PMWindow on the AtollNBA ABC World NewsNBA That 70Â’s Show Dora: The ExplorerThe Amazing Race12:30PMJudge Judy Dallas Mavericks CBS Evening News Washington Girlfriends The Wiggles 1:00PMToday at The Newshour Wizards at CharmedMovie: Bob the BuilderBBQ with Bobby1:30PMIndiana Pacers with Jim Lehrer Toronto Raptors Desk Set Dragon Tales $40 A Day2:00PM Hannity & Colmes Ally McBeal Blues Clues Friday Night Fights2:30PM NBA ESPNews Barney & Friends Syd Vanderpool vs.3:00PMTeacherÂ’s Pet Houston Rockets Headline NewsBeyond the GloryAny Day NowMovie: Funniest Videos Yusef Mack3:30PMScooby Doo at Business Report Carl Lewis Billy Bathgate Full House 4:00PMOzzy & Drix Minnesota Lou Dobbs TonightHeadline NewsThird Watch Pokemon Inside the NFL4:30PMKids Next Door Timberwolves ESPNews Yu-Gi-Oh! 5:00PMJeopardySportsCenter Larry King LiveHeadline News Law & OrderRevealedDisneyÂ’s Doug WWE Raw!5:30PMAccess Hollywood Headline News Charlie Sheen Wild Thornberrys 6:00PMBulletin BoardNFL Total AccessNewsnightRollerThe SimpsonsHollywood StoriesFairly OddparentsHeadline News 6:30PMPaci c Report with Aaron BrownRaymondE.T. Rugrats Navy/Marine Corps7:00PMThe O.C.SportsCenterBET Nightly NewsThe Amazing RaceMovie:All Grown Up Hurcules7:30PM Tavis Smiley Dude, WhereÂ’s Dave the Barbarian 8:00PMWife SwapPGA TourNightlineBoston Public My Car? Danny PhantomAccess Hollywood8:30PM FBR Open Headline NewsMovie: <:38> Drake & Josh Weekend 9:00PMThe Apprentice Second Round HardballOver Alaska He Got Game ThatÂ’s So RavenHeadline News9:30PM with Chris Matthews Phil of the FutureESPNews10:00PMPaci c ReportSportsCenterOÂ’Reilly Factor Friends Switched!Super Bowl 10:30PMTonight Show Seinfeld Radio Free RoscoCommercials11:00PMW/ Jay LenoNFL LiveDateline NBCThe Daily Show Movie: Fast Times The Cosby ShowC.S.I. Miami11:30PMThe Late Show Blind Date at Ridgemont High Home Improvement Saturday, February 5


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED The Small Arms Range will be in operation Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, for are operations. All watercraft operators should observe the red ags on the southwest end of the island. 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 II, Community Activities main office. Full time. Support for fast-paced office with significant public interaction. Duties include phone and base radio communications, key control system, timecard processing, fee collection, cash handling duties, program correspondence, employee processing documents, reservations, data lists and other duties as assigned. Ideal candidate has strong verbal, written and computer skills, experience with MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook, is self-motivated and can handle a busy and fun office where multitasking is a must. HR Req.# K030649. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, Island Memorial Chapel. Full time. Administrative/clerical service for all religious activities for the community including office management, preparing bulletins for worship services, ordering supplies, managing work orders, maintaining chapel records and files, scheduling usage of the chapel and REB and other duties for the chapel ministry. Must have good verbal and written communication skills and be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Proficiency in KEAMS desired. HR Req.# K030648. RECREATION AIDE II, Small Boat Marina. Casual position. Duties include boat service, check in/ check out and facility maintenance. Must have good communication and customer service skills. HR Req.# K030631. MECHANIC II. Full time. Responsible for maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery in Kwajalein Bowling Center. Must be able to read maintenance manuals in order to repair equipment. Must be able to oversee and supervise daily operations of the Bowling Center such as opening/closing, supervising bowling leagues, cash handling and other duties as assigned. Must be able to work various shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays. Requires maintenance experience with good written/verbal English communication skills. HR Req.# K030642. MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST, Kwajalein Hospital. Two positions. One part time (20 hours per week). One casual. Schedule patients, charting and registering patients for insurance and data entry. Requires strong customer service, computer and communications skills. HR Req. # K030646. RECREATION AIDE II. Casual. Duties include opening/closing golf course Pro Shop, collect fees, monitor play on the golf course, maintain cleanliness of the Pro Shop and other duties as assigned. Must have good customer service skills and knowledge of how to operate a cash register. HR Req.# K030643. RECREATION SPECIALIST I. Part time (1215 hours per week). Interface with golf course customers. Requires strong verbal/written communication skills, knowledge of basic computer operation, cash register/cash handling operations, assist in golf course operations including administrative functions and event operations. HR Req.# K030644. WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR. Supervises and coordinates activities of workers concerned with receiving, storing, inventorying and issuing supplies in multiple warehouses. Will plan layout of warehouses considering turnover, size, weight and related factors of items stored. Will advise employees on care and preservation of items received and stored. Studies records and recommends remedial actions for reported expired, slow-moving and excess stock. Reviews records for accuracy and adequacy of stock levels. Will trace history of items to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock-control records and recommend remedial actions to resolve discrepancies. Performs other duties as required. Requisition # 030466. RECREATION AIDE, Roi Community Activities. Full time. Seeking versatile individual to support Small Boat Marina, golf course, facilities and special events. Must be able to work outside and lift up to 70 lbs. Experience with boat motors and/or other machinery preferred. Must have verbal English skills and be able to work independently. Enniburr residents are urged to submit applications to Tim Lykes at Roi Community Activities. 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 non-stock 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 prejob 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. Works 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


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 11*20 percent off jewelry and watches *20 percent off wallets and small leather goods *20 percent off sunglasses *20 percent off all giftware *20 percent off Kwaj and Roi logo merchandise (excluding clearance Roi Rat T-shirts) *10 percent off Walkmans, Discmans, MP3 players, jukeboxes and iPODS *Patio clearance Feb. 14 on MacyÂ’s porch 30-50 percent off *Sale merchandise available at MacyÂ’s, GimbelÂ’s and Ten-Ten logs and records. Mechanical background, especially for diesel engines, highly desirable. Must be able to reside on Roi-Namur. 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. LOSTRAZOR SCOOTER in the area of Lincoln Street in new housing. It has the name Brett Ritchey on the underside. Call 52529 or drop off at Qtrs. 127-C. DEEP SEA dive booties, black, size 8, at adult pool, Jan. 18. Call 51633. FOUNDSHELL NECKLACE, on road by CRC, Jan. 23; fishing lures. Call 54571. WANTED HAND-HELD GPS for diving. Call Gary, 54641, before 8 p.m. FULL-SIZE playpen, almost any condition acceptable. Call 53652. FOR SALEPIRELLI 2005 calendar and a 2004 calendar, both collectorÂ’s items, call for details; 300-piece poker chip set and automatic two-deck card shuffler from Sharper Image, $114; heat-sensitive foam neck support pillow, $99.95; Denier ballistic luggage rolling carrier, 27" x 7" x 14" with five-inch expandable zipped compartment, weight 12 lbs., $224.98. Many more items available. Call 52147, after 6 p.m. SMALL GLASS BALLS, $3-$5. Call Stan, 51847W or 53278H. BEAUTIFUL HAWAIIAN dress, Mamo brand, new, size 8, in aqua and blue print, pauff sleeves, $190 retail, will sell for $30; assorted plants, small and large, $3$30. See at Qtrs. 479-B. Call 51800. CAL 25 SAILBOAT with full set of sails, 8hp outboard, good electrical, solar charger, lights, GPS, depth sounder, restored in 2001, make an offer. Call 52661. CHILD CRAFT CRIB, white, sleigh-style, with mattress, $50; Exersaucer, like new, $30. Call 52529. BIKE TRAILER, great for diving or fishing. Call Gary, 54641, before 8 p.m. COUCH, like new condition, $350. Call 51128. SAXOPHONE, Bundy Sislmer II, with case, good condition, $500; Panasonic multi-laser disc player, with remote and auto-reverse, plays CDs, video CDs and laser discs, includes free access to over 3,000 movie/music discs including many classics, $150. Call 52589, after 5 p.m. 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. COMMUNITY NOTICESEFFECTIVE immediately, the Automotive Central Motor Pool office and vehicle parking area will be relocating to the north end of Building 808. The move is due to a new facility being constructed in the existing parking area. It is extremely important that all operators dispatching vehicles from the CMP follow the one-way traffic arrows in the parking lot. Your cooperation during this transition is appreciated.ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS north of the high school. If you have not received an information letter for the rodent baiting operation scheduled for February and March, contact Pest Management, 54738. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets Thursday, 9 a.m., in the REB. Bring a food item to share and one copy of the recipe on 8 x 11 inch paper. As always, childcare is provided for a small fee. MOPS is sponsored by Island Memorial Chapel. Questions? Call Susannah, 52188. STUDENT MUSIC recital is Thursday, 7 p.m., in the Multi-purpose Room. Piano teachers who would like students to perform should contact Dick Shields to obtain registration forms. BINGO NIGHT is Thursday, at the Yuk Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Bingo play begins at 6: 30 p.m. Blackout at 51 numbers with a $350 prize. More than $960 in prize money to be won. THIS YEARÂ’S first Amateur Radio testing session is Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Ham Shack. All elements will be available. Bring a checkbook. Cost is $14. Questions? Call Ivy, 54814, or e-mail KRS FOOD SAFETY will offer three food safety classes for private organizations and individuals who sell food for fundraising events. A person who has attended this new class must be on site for such events. The class will be held in the second floor conference room of the hospital as follows: Friday, 6:30-8 p.m.; Feb. 22, 2:30-4 p.m. ORTHODONTIST, Dr. Picard, will see patients Feb. 15-18. For an appointment, call the Dental Clinic, 52165. LADIES, GET YOUR GUYS! The Sadie Hawkins Golf Tournament is Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. Shotgun start. One lady chooses four guys. Sponsored by the KGA. To register your team, call Carol Shattuck, 53276. COMMUNITY EDUCATION is already setting up classes for the Spring A session which begins March 8. If you have a talent whether it be cooking, crafts, fitness or any other skill, e-mail Angela Ramsey at or leave a message at 51078. This is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and earn extra cash. LADIES A new Bible study group is forming to explore and review the Old Testament. The class will be taught by the Rev. Rick Funk, Protestant chaplain, on Wednesday evenings. Call Laura, 52823. SEND A VALENTINE to a 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. THE MARSHALLESE CULTURAL Center hours are: Fridays, 3-5 p.m.; Mondays, 4-6 p.m. Handicraft demonstrations are given on Mondays, 4-6 p.m. Special tours can be arranged by calling Cris, 52935.


Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherTonight : Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Winds: NE at 15-20 knots. Thursday : Partly sunny with isolated showers. Winds: NE-E at 15-20 knots. Friday : Isolated showers. Winds: NE at 12-17 knots. Saturday : Isolated showers. Winds: NE at 15-20 knots. Call 54700 for updated forecasts. Bargain Bazaar faces volunteer shortage Yellow Belt from Page 6 means that he is, “now certi ed in the use of Six Sigma tools and may be asked to work with champions and black belts on PIPs.” Fellow certi ed yellow belts to date include: Kathy Ann Funk, Jack Martindale, Mike Diehl, Valerie Jan-By Mig Owens Assistant EditorA lack of volunteers threatens the future of the island’s only secondhand store, Bargain Bazaar. The shortage began last summer as permanent change of station moves impacted a number of volunteers. More recently, there is a tendency for newcomers to leave their volunteer positions as they nd employment said Kate Lollar, Bargain Bazaar manager. Bargain Bazaar is operated through the Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club to raise money for education in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. According to Lollar, funds from the store are primarily targeted for Ebeye, because residents from the island do most of the shopping there. “We give books, computers, grants and scholarships. We do as much as we can,” Lollar said. Lollar said the need is greatest for volunteers on Tuesdays, which are pricing days, and Wednesdays for regular store hours. Oneand two-hour shifts are available, according to Lollar, and work during regular store hours entails ringing up merchandise, taking the money and bagging it. “It’s not hard, it’s a lot of fun,” Lollar said. She explained that there is camaraderie among volunteers and they often joke with the Marshallese who shop Bargain Bazaar. “I love the interaction with the Marshallese,” she said. “When I go to Ebeye, they always recognize me. I love the fact that they know me and I know them. I really enjoy it and working with the other ladies.” Lollar said she is fully staffed on Mondays during store hours and afternoon pickups, thanks to high school National Honor Society members who work to obtain community service hours, but backup is needed when people take vacation or days off. Lollar said, “I need help. I need volunteers. Bargain Bazaar is going to close down without enough volunteers, which is sad because it’s been around since the 60s. It’s a sad situation if not enough people are interested in giving of their time.” Those interested in volunteering even one hour of their time may call Lollar at 52594.came in a steady stream to the voting locations, cast their ballots, were marked with purple ink and then de antly raised their marked ngers to the sky speaking in nonverbal gestures that screamed to the world that they were ready to take their lives back. There was violence. Forty people were killed. But eight million thumbed their noses at the threats of the cowardly bullies who had hoped to keep them quiet. It will be a few days before the results of the voting are nalized; but in reality, the results are already in – the true result of Sunday’s election was that the Iraqi people have spoken: they will not be held down, they will speak their minds and no matter what the bomb-throwing, ri e-toting minority says, they will have a free country run as they say. Apparently, I’m not the only one who wants to speak their mind. ikowski, Jeff DeLong, Bill Kemp, Krystal Peterson, Lisa Shier, Billie Kay Sikes, Mike Wiley, Joe Woods, Keith Heitzman, Cathy Madore, Sheryl Willman, Jeff Emde, Bruce Premo, Herb Schmidt, Carl Overman, Steve Snyder and Cindy Barrs. Opinion from Page 2 educated people, who obviously did not major in manners in school. Your display was an embarrassment for the Kwajalein community and I wish to extend my apologies to the two performers and the Armed Forces Entertainment organization for the lack of class displayed by our community. It was like attending a 20 year high school reunion, where everyone had to tell their friends what they have been doing all those years. Next time, do the rest of us in the community a favor and stay home or go to the Ocean View Comedians from Page 2if all you want to do is talk. — Alan Stone manager, Supply and Transportation Department Sun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Thursday 0710/1856 0105/1301 1010, 4.1' 0320, 1.8' Feb. 3 2230, 3.4' 1650, 2.4' Friday 0710/1856 0202/1357 1200, 4.2' 0440, 2.1' Feb. 4 1910, 2.2' Saturday 0710/1857 0304/1457 0050, 3.3' 0640, 2.0' Feb. 5 1340, 4.6' 2030, 1.7'