Wednesday, March 16, 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 www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html ( M i c h a e l P e d r o w a t c h e s a s B r a n d o n D e l g a d o d e m o n s t r a t e s t h e u s e o f h y d r a u l i c s t o l i f t a (Michael Pedro watches as Brandon Delgado demonstrates the use of hydraulics to lift a m o d e l c a r a s t h e f o u r t h g r a d e r s p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h e 2 0 0 5 S c i e n c e F a i r ) model car as the fourth graders participate in the 2005 Science Fair.) ( P h o t o b y M i g O w e n s ) (Photo by Mig Owens) S c i e n c e f a i r Science fair c h a l l e n g e s y o u n g challenges young m i n d s minds Â— P a g e 3 Â— Page 3 D o g t a g s Dog tags m y s t e r y s o l v e d mystery solved Â— P a g e s 4 5 Â— Pages 4-5
Wednesday, March 16, 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 StipeActing Public Affairs Of cer..Polli Keller Editor...............................Nell Drumheller Assistant Editor......................Mig Owens Graphics Designer....................Dan Adler Intern.............................Brandon Stevison Circulation.......................Will O'ConnellCommentary Buckminster and Friends To submit a letter to the editor: Keep letters to less than 300 words, and keep com ments to the issues. Letters must be signed. We will edit for AP style and, if you exceed the word limit, space. Limit one letter every 30 days.Send your letter to: The Hour glass, P.O. Box 23, Local; or hourglass@ kls.usaka.smdc.army.mil.Have paperwork, will travel AFN Kwajalein radio line-upFM 99.9 Country FM 101.1 Classic rock and pop FM 102.1 Top 40 AM 1224 National Public Radio IÂ’ve just received an e-mail from a friend and former co-worker. He travels the world quite a bit, backpacking through the countryside, staying at hostels and getting to know people from many countries. HeÂ’s a little more rugged than I am as I consider roughing it staying in a three-star hotel. HeÂ’s also 30 years younger than me. In the past, heÂ’s always said what a great time heÂ’s had and how great the people were. Recently though, heÂ’s been saying how tough it is sometimes to be an American traveling in Europe. He relayed in his e-mail how he was detained at LondonÂ’s Heathrow airport because he failed to ll out a section of the immigration form given to him on the airplane. He said that it took at least thirty minutes for the British (theyÂ’re on our side, remember) customs agent to complain about the new U.S. requirements for a visa. Like my friend had anything to do with that. But he says that any little thing the U.S. does to change visa or immigration laws really does affect Americans who travel because the countries they travel to are most likely angry about it. So what else is new? My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe in just under 40 days. We were in Italy last year and everyone we met was friendly and helpful. I didnÂ’t get any sense of anti-Americanism. That was before a bunch of scared American kids who see their friends killed every day shot up a car at a checkpoint near Baghdad airport and killed a heroic Italian intelligence of cer who had rescued an Italian journalist who had been held hostage. If you watch the news, you know about it. If youÂ’re planning a trip to Europe, or anywhere else for that matter, IÂ’d make sure all the paperwork is done and all the requirements for entering the country you plan to visit are met. There are a lot of customsÂ’ of cers in some countries who would love to have a reason to detain and hassle you. It would be a good idea to check with the security people here on island and get a brie ng from them on any security issues in the country or countries you plan to visit. I never took things like that seriously, but I am now. WeÂ’re going to Europe and I know weÂ’ll have a good time and meet some great people just as we did last year. But weÂ’ll have all of our ducks in a row before we step off the plane and enter the customs area in Rome. My friend says itÂ’s still worth traveling in Europe. ItÂ’s a beautiful place and worth the effort of meeting the people. I agree with that wholeheartedly. Now, if we could just gure out a way to make our money worth something over there Sabrina Mumma
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 3Science fair showcases ingenuitySee Science Page 6 Sixth grader Dylen Russell (far end, holding rope) uses wave sticks to show what energy and waves look like, with the help of some fascinated friends. (Photo by Mig Owens)By Mig Owens Assistant EditorWhen science is applied by young minds to the world around us, the results can be surprising. The effects of toothpaste, cola and music selection were among the many topics chosen by George Seitz Elementary School students for entries in the science fair, held Sunday through Tuesday at the Davye Davis Multipurpose Room. Â“This yearÂ’s science fair was great,Â” Valerie McCoy, meteorologist with 3D Research and science fair judge, said. Â“The kids were excited and the projects were excellent. I was most impressed by the creativity of these kids. It was obvious that the kids spent quite a bit of time and effort into making their projects look good.Â” Steve Rejto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory site manager handed out MIT awards for the most innovative projects. Â“For an elementary school level, some of the projects tackled very dif cult scienti c and engineering problems,Â” he said. Â“The students found very simple ways to demonstrate and test complicated hypothesis. Some of the projects could lead to actual changes to the community and that of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.Â” The number of entries, diversity of projects, and number of original efforts was what most surprised Jim Wilhelmi, Kwajalein Range Services vice president and deputy program manager for Mission Operations. Â“This is the rst year I was involved in the judging, which exposed both myself and Janet Burki (KRS deputy program manager for Logistics) who helped as a judge for the KRS Best Engineering award, to the quality and quantity of the work done by students in kindergarten through sixth grade.Â” Wilhelmi added, Â“I believe the fair helps expose our elementary school students to science and the scienti c process as well as the challenge of developing a hypothesis and proving it via an experiment. Hopefully, it wets their appetite and encourages future educational and career pursuits.Â” According to Rejto, there is a signi cant trend in the decline of science and engineering students entering college. Â“Our society tends to focus media attention away from scientists and engineers, showcasing more glamorous professions. Science fairs are huge boosts in showing how science can be fun and motivating our children. The scientists and engineers of tomorrow will lead the future of our world,Â” Rejto said. Â“We have a very scienti c community. Some of the worlds most advanced technology is being developed and demonstrated on Kwajalein,Â” Rejto added. Â“We
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Who was Johnny Ballew? Mystery of chapel dog tags solved By Eugene Sims Special to the HourglassAfter tracking the full spectrum of Kwajalein history for over some 30 years and investigating a multitude of stories from the Marshall Islands across the Paci c to Guam, one would think this writer would have enough sense to see the obvious! The search for the true story of Johnny Ballew is case in point of not following your nose or Â“looking for the obviousÂ” as Sherlock Holmes was known to say. After visiting Kwajalein again in 1994 during the 50th anniversary of the 1944 recapture of the Marshall Islands, this ex-GI was impressed by the new stained glass window in the Island Chapel. Not only was the almost 16-foot tall glass structure a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, but the dedication by the island residents to those men who took part or were killed during the invasion of Kwajalein was a touching and inspiring tribute. While attending the dedication ceremonies, I noticed the three metal dog tags infused into the glass of the large window. I also noted the names of the original dog tag owners and one name stood out because there was so little information about the original owner Â– Johnny G. Ballew, #3 56 09 44. Who was this man and what was his part in the invasion called Operation Flintlock in 1944? The afternoon edition of the Hourglass stated BallewÂ’s dog tags were found by Conrad Nakasone on Roi-Namur in 1991. The newspaper also said, Â“Despite extensive research, no one has been able to nd additional information about Ballew.Â” This seemed strange to me. The dog tags were proof that a Johnny Ballew was part of the invasion forces at Roi-Namur in 1944, yet no information about the man could be found. This was a challenge I just couldnÂ’t pass up. Surely there had to be records of Ballew someplace in the government archives, but where to start? I could hardly wait to get home, start making inquiries of various governmental agencies and perhaps talking to over veterans that might have known our mysterious missing man. Throughout 1995, I wrote letters, made numerous phone calls and personally talked to veterans who had participated in the Roi-Namur operation in February 1994. After almost a whole year, the only results were big telephone bills and a stack of returned letters with no information about Ballew. The Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, the War Archives in Washington D.C. and various associations of the U.S. Marines, Navy and Army were very reluctant to divulge any information about veterans to people outside the immediate family because of the several scams perpetrated on veteransÂ’ families over the years. I reasoned since BallewÂ’s dog tags were found on Roi, the missing serviceman could not have been in the Army 7th Infantry. I also assumed since the dog tags were found on Roi near the center of the island, Ballew must have been a Marine. I contacted the Marine Association who put me in contact with several surviving members of the 4th Marine Division. Again, I came up empty handed. I found that many military service records were destroyed in a huge re in 1973. Someone suggested a search through the VeteranÂ’s Administration les that might show payment of insurance claims to BallewÂ’s family Â– another blind alley. The VA had no record of any claims for a Johnny Ballew. After one year of blind leads and even more frustrations with government red tape, I was about to believe that Johnny Ballew was only a myth! There was no such man. Someone was playing a cruel joke. I wrote one last desperate plea to the director of all military personnel records in St. Louis telling him the reason for my quest for information about Ballew. After a few short weeks, I received a letter along with the partial military records of one Johnny Ballew. The big surprise: the information showed that Ballew was not killed at RoiNamur or any other island in the Paci c. Johnny Ballew was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in October of 1945. Where was Ballew now, I wondered? The search for this man started all over again. Sending out over a hundred letters to veterans listed in my les that were in the Roi-Namur invasion was no easy task. An ad was placed in the American Legion Magazine and in other veteranÂ’s organization newsletters around the country. With the help of Jody Ragan Taylor, a special notice was placed in copies of her Â“KwajaletterÂ” publication. The information about Ballew began to trickle into my mailbox.The Soldier depicted on the stained glass window at Island Memorial Chapel holds three dog tags representing the men who fought on Roi-Namur and Kwajalein.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass The big break came in early 1997 when an ex-Kwaj resident, George Ripson, saw the Ballew inquiry ad in the Â“Kwajaletter.Â” Ripson, a retired Navy Captain, put me in touch with Johnny BallewÂ’s family in Giddings, Texas. A telephone call and a detailed letter to Mary Ballew, JohnnyÂ’s widow, got the information chain rolling again. With MaryÂ’s information and some other data received in 1997, the picture of Johnny Ballew began to take shape. Johnny George Ballew was born in 1917 on a small farm in Allen, Texas. In 1923, while playing tag with some other children on the farm, Johnny backed into a pregnant mare. The horse kicked the youngster in the stomach ripping open his lower abdomen and cutting most of his intestines in half. There was little hope for the small boy as doctors worked through the night to repair his frail body. His life was somehow spared, and after a long recovery, Johnny started growing into a young man. Reading books and listening to his school teachers during his recovery, Johnny began to nd out there was a world beyond the dust bowl years in Texas. Young Johnny wanted to learn more and at the age of 21 in 1938, the young man joined the U.S. Navy. During Naval training in San Diego, the old wounds on JohnnyÂ’s stomach were again torn open. This time, the Navy doctors were able to perform newer techniques of surgery and the young sailor recovered rapidly. Ballew was eventually sent to the Panama Canal Zone where the military was now keeping a close watch on all shipping through the canal as the war clouds gathered in Europe. The Texas farm boy was assigned to a small boat patrol where he began to learn seamanship, maritime law and navigation. The Navy found Ballew had a natural ability for handling small boats and he soon earned a Coxswains rating. Still in Panama in early 1941, Ballew learned he would soon be eligible for discharge. The attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941 changed JohnnyÂ’s plans. In March of 1942, he received an honorable discharge and at the same time, re-enlisted to help ght World War II. The Navy had some concern about JohnnyÂ’s physical condition. Was his body in good enough shape to help ght a war? He was sent to a Navy hospital for a thorough examination. After passing without any problems, the Navy transferred Ballew to a newly formed Naval unit at Port Hueneme, California. The Navy was training the rst Naval Amphibious Landing Units, which later became known as Â“Amphibs.Â” These sailors in their small boats would be responsible to land Marine and Army units on the beaches during forthcoming invasions. It was a 5 tough program that required expert seamanship and the ability to operate under continuous re from the enemy. Casualties might be high. It was in the new Amphibs groups that the four-year Navy veteran became an instructor because of his seamanship and small-boat handling ability, but Johnny wanted some action and sea duty.The organization name of a new Naval support force for Roi-Namur was called Acorn-21. Ballew, now a Chief BosunÂ’s Mate, was assigned to this group. After more training on the shores of the rugged California coast, JohnnyÂ’s section was moved to Hawaiian waters for more training making ocean beach landings on the islands of Maui and Oahu. By early January 1944, the Acorn-21 group along with the 4th Marine Division was on its way toward the Marshall Islands. The invasion of the northern islands at Roi and Namur are now history. BallewÂ’s forty-man crew helped transport the hundreds of Marines from the ships to the beach in LCVP, LCIs, LCMs and numerous other small craft. Starting in the predawn hours and working throughout the day and night, Ballew and his team of Amphibs hauled Marine personnel, equipment and supplies to the beaches of each island under heavy gun re. It was during this period that Johnny Ballew was somehow separated from his dog tags. While many of the Amphib group moved on to other areas of the war, Chief BosunÂ’s Mate Ballew and his group were retained in the Kwajalein, RoiNamur waters to run Picket boats on patrol. Their initial job was to take milit ary forces to islands in the Kwajalein Lagoon to look for Japanese stragglers. Later, the Picket boat crews performed patrol duty to pick up Marine Corp pilots that might have made a forced landing in the ocean or lagoon.At warÂ’s end, the veteran headed back to Texas. He and Mary were married in 1951 and settled down to raise a family. Johnny went to work for the Southern Paci c railroad, retiring in 1986. He then found time to pursue his favorite hobby, shing. Most folks would say Johnny Ballew followed pretty much the same pattern as thousands of other GIs in World War II. Ballew did his job and did it well. He was no special hero, never won any medals, but it was because of men like him we won the war. Maybe it seems rather tting that JohnnyÂ’s dog tags are in the Chapel window to represent all the unsung heroes of World War II. The added irony of the Johnny Ballew story is that Ballew died the rst week of February 1944, the same week his dog tags were being dedicated in the Island Chapel on Kwajalein. Johnny Ballew, U.S. Navy, 1941.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 should be very proud of our students and their efforts in making this science fair a huge success.Â” Rejto said that he continues to be amazed by our communityÂ’s support of these type of events. Â“It was clear that a tremendous amount of time was spent by teachers, parents and students on the projects. The enthusiasm of the students towards science was awesome and thatÂ’s what science fairs are all about!Â”Science from Page 3First, second and third graders (prizes) First grade: Alan Rosenthal Second grade: Danny Finn Third grade: Nik Molina Fourth grade (trophies and prizes) First place: Elizabeth Clark Second place: Maddie Davie Third place: Kayla Lum Fifth grade (trophies and prizes) First place: Sarah Greenbaum Second place: Callie Hendrix Third place: Robert Butler Sixth grade (trophies and prizes) First place: Lindsey Coffey Second place: Julie Alves Third place: Cayley Corrado 2005 Science Fair AwardsKwajalein Range Services Â“Best EngineeringÂ” award winner is Elizabeth Clark, fourth grader. Scientist of the year 2005 winner is Rebecca Rejto. Scientist of the year 2005 runner up is Sarah Greenbaum.3D Research Â“Atmospheric SciencesÂ” award winners are: rst place Brandon Owens, sixth grader, and second place Rayn Posey, sixth grader. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory Â“Most InnovativeÂ” award winners are: Sarah Greenbaum, fth grader, and Michelle Fore, fth grader. MIT/LL Â“Best Classic PhysicsÂ” award winner is: Alan Rosenthal, rst grader MIT/LL Â“Best Use of SimulationsÂ” award winner is: Nik Molina, third grader Boeing Â“Natural SciencesÂ” award winners are: rst place Sarah Greenbaum, fth grader, and second place Ethan Rejto, fourth grader. KRS, MacyÂ’s and Boeing supported Parent-Teacher Organization prizes for the top winners from rst to sixth grade. KRS also supported ice cream parties for three classes. The winning classrooms are those of Callie Hendrix, Danny Finn and Kayla Lum. (Left) Renee Corbett, sixth grader, gets a lesson on water ltration from fellow sixth grader, Rebecca Rejto, at her project display. (Right) Eva Seelye, fourth grader, and Melissa Richards, sixth grader, explore the world of magnetic cars at fourth grader Gregory CoffeyÂ’s science fair display. (Photos by Mig Owens)
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 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 ShowNBAAmerican MorningRollerLate Night withMovie: (Continued)DisneyÂ’s DougLost12:30AMThe Late Late Show Timberwolves Conan OÂ’Brien Hallow Man Wild Thornberrys 1:00AMwith Craig Ferguson at Mavericks Star Trek: EnterpriseMovie: <:07>Fairly OddparentsPaci c Report1:30AMDennis MillerSportsCenter The ForgottenOpposing Force RugratsTonight Show 2:00AM C.S.I. Miami The Proud Family w/ Jay Leno2:30AMCountdown With Keith Olbermann Beyond the Glory The Amanda Show The Late Show 3:00AM Denny Mclain FOX News LiveKen Burns: Movie: Everwood w/ David Letterman3:30AMAccess HollywoodSportsCenterMark Twain Part 4Shaft The Late Late Show4:00AMHeadline News Friends Sister, Sisterwith Craig Ferguson 4:30AMEntertainment Studios NASCAR NextelSeinfeldMovie: <:47>Sister, SisterDennis Miller5:00AMESPNews Cup Breating Space YogaOut of Sight Sesame Street5:30AMHeadline News Chrysler 400 Caribbean Workout Countdown With Keith Olbermann6:00AMToday Dayside with Body Shaping Barney & Friends 6:30AM Linda Vester Tipical Mary Ellen CliffordAccess Hollywood7:00AM FOX News Live The ViewThe EntertainersDragon Tales Headline News 7:30AM Bob the BuilderEntertainment Studios8:00AMBlueÂ’s Clues TennisStudio B withEmeril LiveBehind the ScenesThe WigglesESPNews8:30AMWheel of Fortune Paci c Life Open Shepard Smith E.T.Dora: The ExplorerHeadline News 9:00AMDr. Phil WomenÂ’s Your World with30 Minute MealsMovie: StanleyGood Morning9:30AMOprah Winfrey Quarter nals Neil CavutoFood 911 Blue Moon SagwaAmerica 10:00AM <9:46>Around the Horn Connected:Sensible Chic Arthur 10:30AMGuiding Lt. <10:35>PTI Coast to Coast Fashion FileMovie: <:46> Reading Rainbow 11:00AMGeneral Hospital SportsCenter Headline NewsE! News Live Marathon Man SagwaAmerican Idol11:30AM<11:17> NBC Nightly NewsKing of Queens Stanley Performance Show12:00PMBulletin Board NASCAR NationABC World NewsSportsCenter That 70Â’s Show Dora: The ExplorerHeadline News12:30PMJudge Judy CBS Evening News Girlfriends The WigglesWheel of Fortune 1:00PMTodayESPNews The NewshourCollege BasketballCharmedMovie: Bob the BuilderDr. Phil1:30PM with Jim Lehrer Vanderbilt vs. Beach Blanket Dragon Tales 2:00PM NBA Hannity & Colmes Indiana Strong Medicine Bingo Blues Clues Oprah Winfrey2:30PM Minnesota Movie: <:52> Barney & Friends 3:00PMSylvester & Tweety Timberwolves at Fox Report withESPNewsAny Day Now Rudy Funniest VideosNBC Nightly News3:30PMBuzz Lightyear San Antonio Spurs Shepard Smith Full HouseJudge Judy 4:00PMSpongebob Lou Dobbs TonightABC World NewsThird Watch Pokemon Charmed 4:30PMBatman BeyondSportsCenterESPNewsYu-Gi-Oh! 5:00PMJeopardy Larry King LiveCBS Evening NewsLaw & OrderInside the Actors...DisneyÂ’s DougStrong Medicine5:30PMAccess HollywoodCollege BasketballNBC Nightly News Diane Lane Wild Thornberrys 6:00PMBulletin Board Arizona State vs NewsnightRollerThe SimpsonsComing AttractionsFarily OddparentsAny Day Now6:30PMPaci c Report UNLV (JIP) with Aaron BrownRaymondE.T. Rugrats 7:00PMThat 70Â’s ShowSportsCenterBET Nightly NewsAmerican Idol: 12Movie:Even StevensThird Watch7:30PMArrested Development Tavis SmileyContestants PerformThe Mexican Kenan & Kel 8:00PMExtreme Makeover: TennisHardballAmericaÂ’s Next Gilmore GirlsJeopardy8:30PMHome Edition Paci c Life Open with Chris MatthewsTop Model Headline News9:00PMLost WomenÂ’s OÂ’Reilly Factor AmericaÂ’s NextMovie: <:15>DegrassiESPNews9:30PM Quarter nalsTop ModelDrop Dead DegrassiPaci c Report10:00PMPaci c ReportSportsCenter NightlineFriends Gorgeous The Cosby ShowTwo and a Half Men10:30PMTonight Show Business ReportSeinfeld Home Improvement Will & Grace <:25> 11:00PMW/ Jay LenoNBA: Supersonics Fox & Friends FirstThe Daily ShowMovie: Touched by anDesperate11:30PMThe Late Show at Pistons Blind Date Rush Hour Angel HousewivesThursday, March 177
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Wednesday, March 16, 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 BasketballAmerican MorningRollerLate Night with Movie: (Continued) DisneyÂ’s DougThe Apprentice12:30AMThe Late Late Show Championship Conan OÂ’Brien Star Trek: Nemisis Wild Thornberrys 1:00AMwith Craig Ferguson SportsCenter American IdolMovie:Farily OddparentsPaci c Report1:30AMESPNews Futurama Rushmore RugratsTonight Show2:00AMMovie: (1:51am) Tennis The Practice ThatÂ’s So Raven with Jay Leno2:30AMThe American Paci c Life Open All That! The Late Show3:00AMPresident WomenÂ’s FOX News Live48 Hours MysteryMovie:7th Heaven w/ David Letterman3:30AM Quarter nals Changing Lanes The Late Late Show4:00AMRevealedSportsCenterFriends Sabrina with Craig Ferguson 4:30AMKate Winslett SeinfeldMovie: <:54> SabrinaESPNews5:00AMHollywood StoriesCollege Basketball Breating Space YogaThe Straight Story Sesame StreetCollege Basketball5:30AME.T. NCAA Caribbean Workout NCAA6:00AMToday Championship PrimetimeBody Shaping Barney & Friends Championship6:30AM First Round: Tipical Mary Ellen Cifford First Round:7:00AMN.C.State vs. FOX News Live The ViewFilmFakersDragon Tales Ohio vs. Florida7:30AMCharlotte The Mukashi Code Bob the Builder &8:00AMClifford & Studio B withEmeril LiveEbert & RoeperThe Wiggles New Mexico vs.8:30AMWheel of Fortune Central Florida vs. Shepard Smith E.T.Dora: The Explorer Villanova9:00AMDr. Phil Connecticut Your World with30 Minute MealsMovie: Stanley9:30AMOprah WinfreyNeil CavutoEasy Entertaining Family of Cops Sagwa10:00AM <9:46>Around the Horn Connected:Decorating Cents FranklinBeautiful Homes 10:30AMGuiding Lt. <10:35>PTI Coast to Coast The Look for LessMovie: <:45> Reading RainbowCurb Appeal 11:00AMGeneral Hospital SportsCenter Headline News E! News Live The Pelican Brief SagwaLandscaperÂ’s Chall.11:30AM<11:17> NBC Nightly News King of Queens StanleyDinosaur Planet12:00PMWindow on the AtollCollege BasketballABC World NewsCollege BasketballThat 70Â’s Show Dora: The Explorer 12:30PMJudge Judy NCAA CBS Evening News NCAA Girlfriends The Wiggles NBA1:00PMToday Championship The Newshour Championship CharmedMovie: Bob the Builder L.A. Lakers at1:30PMFirst Round: with Jim Lehrer First Round: Singles Dragon Tales Indiana Pacers2:00PM Wisconsin vs. Hannity & Colmes Delaware State Strong Medicine Blues Clues 2:30PM Northern Iowavs. Duke Movie: <:51> Barney & Friends 3:00PMTeacherÂ’s Pet & Fox Report with & Any Day Now The American Funniest VideosESPNews3:30PMScooby Doo Bucknell vs. Kansas Shepard Smith Mississippi vs. President Full HouseSurvivor: Palau4:00PMOzzy & Drix Lou Dobbs Tonight Stanford Third Watch Pokemon 4:30PMKids Next Door Yu-Gi-Oh! Navy/Marine Corps5:00PMJeopardySportsCenterLarry King LiveCBS Evening NewsLaw & OrderRevealedDisneyÂ’s DougAustin City Limits5:30PMAccess Hollywood NBC Nightly News Kate Winslet Wild Thornberrys 6:00PMBulletin BoardCollege GamedayNewsnightRollerThe SimpsonsHollywood StoriesFairly OddparentsStar Trek: Voyager6:30PMPaci c Report with Aaron Brown RaymondE.T. Rugrats 7:00PMThe O.C.SportsCenterBET Nightly NewsJ.A.G.Movie:Fairly OddparentsHercules 7:30PM Tavis Smiley Bad Boys Dave the Barbarian 8:00PMSurvivor: Palau TennisHardballBoston Public Danny PhantomAccess Hollywood8:30PM Paci c Life Open with Chris Matthews Drake & Josh Weekend 9:00PMThe Apprentice MenÂ’s OÂ’Reilly Factor Stephen KingÂ’sMovie: <:05> UnfabulousHeadline News9:30PM Quarter nals Kingdom Hospital Sleepy Hallow Phil of the FutureESPNews10:00PMPaci c ReportSportsCenterNightlineFriends Switched!According to Jim10:30PMTonight Show Business Report Radio Free RoscoHalf & Half11:00PMW/ Jay Leno TennisDateline NBCThe Daily ShowMovie: The Cosby ShowWife Swap11:30PMThe Late Show Paci c Life Open Blind Date Dumb and Dumber Home Improvement Saturday, March 19
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED KRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Marie Wininger, 51300. For all others, call Jack Riordan, 55154. Full job descriptions and requirements are on line or at Human Resources, Building 700. FIELD ENGINEER II, PLOPS. Contract position. HR Req. 030791. MECHANIC I, Automotive. Three positions. Full time. Requires at least one year of work experience with light-duty vehicles. Suf cient education to be able to communicate in English with reasonable uency. HR Req. K030641 and K030653. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN I, Automotive. Full time. Replace, repair and adjust auto body parts as required. Must be able to use dust, welding and half-mask respirators. Requires suf cient education to be able to communicate in English with reasonable uency. HR Req. K030640. ENGINEERING TECHNICAL LIBRARIAN, CDC Engineering. Part time (20 hours per week). Maintain technical library for engineering plans and manuals. Operate computer and large format scanner, create digital les of drawings and use Adobe software to create new drawings les. Requires experience in MS Of ce and good verbal/written communication skills. Adobe and AutoCAD knowledge desired. HR Req. K030651. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, Island Memorial Chapel. Full time. HR Req. K030648. RECREATION AIDE II, Small Boat Marina. Casual position. HR Req. K030631. MECHANIC II. Full time. HR Req. K030642. RECREATION AIDE II, Golf Course Pro Shop. Casual. HR Req. K030643. RECREATION SPECIALIST I, Part time (12-15 hours per week). Interface with golf course customers. HR Req. K030644. WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR. HR Req. 030466. RECREATION AIDE II, Roi Small Boat Marina, Roi Community Activities. Full time. Enniburr residents are urged to submit applications to Tim Lykes at Roi Community Activities. HARDWARE ENGINEER III, Tradex. Contract position. Full time. Education required: BSEE. Education desired: MSEE. HR Req. 030691. TRADEX RECEIVER ENGINEER. Full time. Contract position. Education required: BSEE. HR Req. 030691. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK I, RMI position. Full time. Adequate knowledge of KEAMS desired. HR Req. K030630. CASHIERS, Tape Escape. Casual. ALCOR/MMW FIELD ENGINEER I, Full time. Contract position. Requires reading schematics, wiring lists and assembly prints. Must be able to get Climber I, II and Respirator certi cations and obtain a secret level clearance. Must work at moderate heights. HR Req. 030725. USAKA/RTS has the following job vacancies. Applications must be submitted in accordance with announcements at http://www.cpol.army.mil or USAJobs at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. These three positions are permanent, 24-month overseas tour of duty, limited to DoD ve-year limitation on overseas employment. PCS costs, transportation and housing agreements included and any other foreign allowances. For job information, call Cris Foster, USAKA/RTS Civilian Personnel, 54417. PROTOCOL OFFICER, USAKA/RTS Of ce of Deputy Garrison Commander, GS-0301-11. Announcement SCBK05437107 and DEU Announcement SCBK05437107D. Both announcements close April 1. SECRETARY (Stenography/Of ce Automation), USAKA/RTS Of ce of the Commander, GS-0318-08. Announcement SCBK05437098 and DEU Announcement SCBK05437098D. Both announcements close April 4. PARALEGAL SPECIALIST, USAKA/RTS Command Legal Of ce, GS-0950-09. Announcement SCBK05437115 and DEU Announcement SCBK05437115D. Both announcements close April 5. SAN JUAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY has the following job opening. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Part time to start (20-30 per week). Assist of ce manager with ling, data entry, payroll, time sheets and other administrative duties as needed to support personnel and government contracts. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Microsoft Of ce required. Call Tammie Cotton, 51006. WANTED PIANO TEACHER for nine-year-old. Call Stacey, 53062W or 51139H. CAT LOVER to baby-sit when I go on annual leave. HeÂ’s declawed, neutered and very mellow. HeÂ’s a real lover and needs daily attention so only real cat lovers need apply. Call Ron, 53270, days or 51558, evenings. HOUSE-SITTING for spring break. Cats OK, but wonÂ’t have time to care for a dog. Call 53526. EXERCISE BIKE. Call 58936 or 52492. SPELLING BEE assistants are still needed for the April 18 GSES for grades four through six. If you are interested in judging, moderating or door monitoring, call Rene or Pam, 54434. ROADIES AND TOATIES. We need you for the Spring Break Music Festival on April 3. Strong backs and willing spirits wanted to assemble music stage. Not everything will be heavy lifting. For details, call Pam or Bruce, 54434. OUTDOOR PLAYHOUSE, medium to large size; outdoor slide, larger size; child-size indoor table and two chairs. Call 52642. LOSTBIG BLUE BALL, very large, childÂ’s plastic toy, in the vicinity of Western Street in new housing. Reward. Call 52262. OAKLEY SUNGLASSES, black. $15 reward. Call 52319. A BLUE JACKET lost Tuesday afternoon. Call 50939W or 53999H. FOR SALEPATIO FAN with lights in good condition, $25. Call 52459. BRIO TRAIN table with two storage drawers, $45. Call 54756. NEW MARINE sh tank supplies: Marine salt, sh scoops, ammonia remover, sh food (fozen/dried-brine and Tubi ex), carbon lter, aquarium heater, thermometers, test kits for ammonia, Ph, salinity and ich cure, paid $133, will sell all for $60. Call Deb, 52279. 10 LARGE CANS, (1 lb. 9.7 oz.) of powdered formula, Similac Advance with iron, paid $27.99 per can, will sell for $25 per can. Call Mandy, 53771. OUTDOOR TABLE umbrellas, green, $20; 200 feet of wooden fence, $300; 55-gallon aquarium, $400; porch swings, $35; wooden shelves, $20-$40. Call Wendy, 52516. UNIVEGA BICYCLE for two (tandem), chrom-moly frame, aluminum rims and stainless steel spokes, like new, $750; Cinelli clip-on areobars, barely used, better for a person taller than 5'8", $40; folding umbrella baby stroller, $10; Total Gym 1000 home exercise gym, $125; Century folding bassinet, $25; VictoriaÂ’s Secret dress, pink, size small, never worn, $30. Call 50958W or 52788H. FORMAL HAWAIIAN dress, ankle length, new, size 8, aqua and blue print, puffy sleeves, paid $190, will sell for $30 or best offer; assorted plants, small and large, $3-$20, come by Qtrs. 479-B; Aynsley bone china cups, saucers and soup bowls, Pembroke pattern. Call 51800. MICROWAVE, good condition, $40. Call 53217 or 53940. MENÂ’S HUFFY cruiser in good condition, with basket, $55; two wooden end tables, $10 each. Call 52564. SUPERB PROSUMER digital camera plus accessories; Caf Paci c invites you to our Easter Sunday Brunch, March 27. Meal card holders only from 11 a.m.-noon. Families welcome noon-2 p.m. $12.95 for adults, $7.95 for children under 12Our staff will prepare an array of tantalizing food for your dining pleasure including assorted breads, fresh fruit, vegetables and salads, chilled mussels and craw sh, smoked salmon, cheese bar, carved-toorder Virginia smoked ham, herb crusted rack of lamb, breaded jumbo fantail shrimp, Peking roasted duck, tenderloin tips and wonderful Easter desserts.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 11Canon PowerShot Pro90IS with 10x optical zoom, image stabilization, 12 EOS exposure modes, extra battery and memory card, wireless remote control, Canon soft shell case, 58mm polarizing, orescent and neutral glass lters, carrying case, new condition, $500; Sanyo refrigerator, perfect for of ce, bedroom or BQ, $50. Call 54364. MENÂ’S SUN BIKE, good condition, available Saturday $75; large grill with cover, paid $300, will sell for $150; large desert rose, $30. Call 58222. POTTY TRAINING books, video and pull-ups; three Powerpuff Girls DVDs, $5 each; one Jay Jay the Jet Plane and one Dragon Tales DVD, $5 each. Call 51359. RECUMBENT BICYCLE, needs rear wheel, $150; fully automated bilge pump for boat, 1100 GPH, $30; 10'3" x 11'5" brown rug, $15; picture framing supplies, wooden and metal frames, matting boards, glass. Call 53578. TWO-DRAWER metal le cabinet, $15; bagless canister vacuum cleaner, $30; childrenÂ’s rollerblades, adjustable, size 1-4, $10. Call 52602. LIFESTYLER TREADMILL with pad, folds up, $250; queen-size sleeper sofa with matching loveseat, neutral, excellent condition, $800; queen-size box spring and mattress, very good condition, $300; Kwaj-condition bike, $35. Call 52385. PRINTER, 12 pages per minute, 600 x 600 dpi, two MB memory, Brother HL1Z40, with shipping box and cables, $100. Call 52651. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE SCHOOL ADVISORY Council meets tonight, 7 p.m., at the elementary school music room. The public is invited to attend. Questions? Call 53761. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets Thursday, 9 a.m., in the REB. All mothers of young children are invited to attend. We will be making a shell candle or Easter hand puppets. Come have some fun while meeting new friends and visiting with old ones. Childcare is provided for children ve and under. Call Michele, 52791, or Linda, 50163, if you have any questions. MOPS is sponsored by the Island Memorial Chapel. BINGO NIGHT and ST. PATRICKÂ’S DAY celebration is Thursday at the Yokwe Yuk Club. Card sales begin at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Blackout at 54 numbers with a $500 prize. More than $1,660 in prize money. KWAJALEIN YACHT ClubÂ’s monthly meeting will be Saturday, 6:30 p.m., at the Yacht Club. Chili will be provided. Bring side dishes and desserts. For details, call Ed Zehr, 54523. Â“THE PASSION of the CHRISTÂ” will be shown Sunday at the Yokwe Yuk Theater. There will be a question and answer session following the lm led by Pastor Rick Funk.ITÂ’S TIME for BASKETBALL. Register your team now through March 25 for the 2005 basketball season. The season starts April 5 and runs through June 1. Call or visit the Community Activities of ce, Building 805, to register your team. The registration fee is $150 per team. The managersÂ’ meeting is March 25, 6:30 p.m., in the library conference room. To recruit, become a free agent or if you have any questions, call Key, 53331. UNDERWATER EGG HUNT. Kwajalein Scuba Club will provide wet fun and prizes, Sunday, 2 p.m., at Emon Beach scuba pavilion. Club jackets, shirts, and other prizes will be awarded depending on number of eggs found. All snorkelers, divers and non-members are welcome. SDRAWKCAB! ThatÂ’s Backwards spelled backwards. KGA presents a fun tournament and Cajun boil Monday at 9 a.m. ItÂ’s a shotgun start, so be there by 8:30 a.m. The course will be set up for backwards play. It will be a fourperson scramble. Sign up as a team. 18 teams maximum. Fee is $100 per team with an additional $13 for each nonKGA member. Beverages will be on the course. Meal after the round is included in the fee. Prizes for the top three teams with a Par-3 challenge (farthest from the pin). To enter, call 54528, or e-mail Bob.Nast@us.army.mil. FIRST EUROPEAN contact with the Marshall Islands, a presentation on the Kotzebue expedition, will be given Monday, 7 p.m., in the REB. Sponsored by the Marshallese Cultural Society. YOUTH BASEBALL/T-BALL for pre-kindergarten through grade six is Tuesday through April 7 at the Child Development Center of ce. Participants must have a current physical indicating for which sports they may register. Questions? Call 52158. HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS. Discard or do not use the prescription drug claim form with the Minneapolis address because this may delay the processing of your claims. Claims for prescriptions are considered medical and the medical form should be used to request your prescription reimbursements. Go to K:\Forms\Human Rescources\Aetna Claim form for all LOB.pdf to nd a copy of the claim form and a sample of how to complete the medical form when submitting a prescription reimbursement. Please also include your prescription receipt with the completed form. If you have had a prescription applied to the deductible in error, notify Grace LaVigne via e-mail and we will have them reprocess your claim. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. COMMUNITY EDUCATION IS offering the following courses: Tiny Tots, 2-4 years; Youth Gymnastics, 5-10 years; Gymnastics for 11 years and up; From Idea to Edit, The Small Arms Range will be in operation Friday, 9-11 a.m. All wa ter craft operators observe the red ags at the southwest end of the island. COL Beverly Stipe, USAKA commander, and Ike Richardson, KRS president, invite you to join them for joint Town Hall Meetings.On Kwajalein, Thursday, 6 p.m., in the MP Room On Roi, Friday, 6:30 p.m., in Tradewinds Theaterusing video equipment; Gentle Yoga; Clogging; Morning Water Aerobics; Water Aerobics; Shell-Candle Making; Batik; Beginning Sewing. To register for a class, call Loretta in the elementary school of ce or leave a message with Angela at 51078. If you would like to share your talents with the community, call Angela, 51078. The 2005 KRS/CDC/AirSCan Summary Plan Description for the high and low option plans are now available on the K Drive at K:/HR info/Health & Welfare Bene ts/2005 AGB SPD The SPD/SOC is intended to provide you with an explanation and accurate description of the Health Bene ts offered to our members through Aetna Global Bene ts effective Jan. 1. WOMENÂ’S AMERICAN Legion Auxiliary meets March 24, 6:30 p.m., at the VetsÂ’ Hall. DR. PICARD, the orthodontist, will see patients starting Tuesday through March 25. For an appointment, call the Dental Clinic, 52165. EASTER EGG HUNT will be March 27, 4 p.m., at Richardson Theater. Bring your basket to collect your eggs. Questions? Call Cathy, 53331. PCS PARTY for Mr. and Mrs. Arcadio Orillo given by the Filipino Civic Club. March 27, at the Paci c Club. NEW CONTRACT for hazardous waste pickup requests. Effective immediately, all hazardous waste pickup and drop off requests will be maintained by the HazMat Department. To schedule a hazardous waste pickup or material drop off, environmental custodians are to contact Paul Haislip or Tosh Francis, 53938. KWAJALEIN ART GUILD executive committee is soliciting volunteers to hold elected positions. Annual elections and chairperson appointment will be held March 24, 6 p.m., at the Art Annex, Building 828, across from Caf Paci c next to the Hobby Shop. Light pupus will be served and door prizes awarded. All executive committee duties are listed on the KAG Web site. Volunteers wishing to be considered should attend the meeting or call 54240 and leave a message. KWAJALEIN ART GUILD is sponsoring a batik class that begins April 12. Pick up a form on the bulletin board or call 51359. MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The annual ballroom dinner dance will be April 24, 7 p.m., in the MP Room. Get ready for an elegant evening featuring Â“The Paci cÂ’s Most Dangerous Band.Â” Tickets on sale soon. SPECIAL ORDER MERCHANDISE. Resin patio furniture, household furniture and mattresses can be special ordered at MacyÂ’s West. Electronics and jewelry from select vendors can be special ordered at MacyÂ’s. For information and to place orders, go to the customer service desk at the respective store.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherTonight: Mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 16-24 knots. Thursday: Variably cloudy with widely scattered showers. Winds: NE at 15-22 knots. Friday: Variably cloudy with isolated showers. Winds: ENE at 15-20 knots. Saturday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Winds: ENE at 17-22 knots. Temperature: TonightÂ’s low 79 TomorrowÂ’s high 86 Annual rain total: 5.66" Annual deviation: -5.04" Call 54700 for updated forecasts. www.rts-wx.com April 2, 8 p.m., at Roi Outrigger April 3, 8 p.m., at Emon BeachSun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Thursday 0655/1900 1157/0007 0800, 4.3' 0120, 1.8' March 17 1950, 3.3' 1420, 2.3' Friday 0655/1900 1248/0100 1840, 3.8' 0140, 2.2' March 18 2010, 2.8' 1600, 2.7' Saturday 0654/1900 1340/0152 1150, 3.6' 0120, 2.7' March 19 2030, 2.4' .