The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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PAGE 1 ( H o l i d a y t r a d i t i o n s b l e n d i n a s m a l l c o m m u n i t y a s n e w m e m b e r s b r i n g t h e i r h o m e t o w n (Holiday traditions blend in a small community as new members bring their hometown w a y s o f c e l e b r a t i n g t o t h e t a b l e F o r s o m e K w a j a l e i n v i e w s s e e P a g e 4 ) ways of celebrating to the table. For some Kwajalein views, see Page 4. ) ( P h o t o b y E l i z a b e t h D a v i e ) (Photo by Elizabeth Davie)


Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2 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 neces-The Kwajalein Hourglasssarily 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: 2,000Commanding Of cer..........COL Beverly Stipe Public Affairs Of cer.....................Sandy Miller Editor.....................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer.........................Dan Adler Reporter................................Elizabeth Davie High School volunteer.............Lisa Barbella Circulation..............................Will O'Connell Letter to the editor Shopping really separates men from womenCommentary Ebeye Local Girls team would like to thank the following people for their on going support to our team, Janice Riordan for your dedication in organizing, sponsoring, providing transportation and feeding our team. Also a Komol Tata Riordan from the SDA team for the meal you made for them on their last game, you rock. Cassie Rubly for coaching us and providing snacks, helping with organizing and preparing us for each game. Cheryl DeLong for coaching, providing snacks and dinner, signing us in and out from the dock security checkpoint and providing transportation. Teri King for your share of signing us in and out of the DSC and for transportation, snacks and dinner. Dianne Ramer, Lynn Booth, John and Lynn Beckler, Masina McCollum, Kris Wayland and Nancy Perry for providing dinner. Susan Davis, Angie Dampier, Greg and Ona Moore for providing snacks. Kommol tata, for another season of fun and great memories that we will always cherish, you guys are the best. — Ebeye Local Girls TeamThanks to all who supported Ebeye Local Girls TeamSeveral years ago, Waterford crystal used to be a very good deal at Macy’s. It could be purchased here cheaper than you could buy it in Ireland or anywhere else for that matter So when a new shipment would arrive on island, it was a big thingl. One year at Christmastime, there was going to be a big sale and my wife was determined to get a special piece for her mother. Now the year previous to this, a crystal sale had resulted in the ladies of the island staging a mini-riot at Macy’s that got so out of hand, the police had to intervene. People say the police on Kwaj don’t have any dangerous duty. Oh yeah? Get between women and a sale of anything and see what happens. It turned out my wife had to work the day of this new sale and she ordered me to go buy the gift for her mother or else I shouldn’t bother coming home. I got there late and stood in line with 100 women. It looked like I was the only guy there. Knowing what had happened the previous year and watching the women’s faces and seeing what looked like steroid induced rage, I felt great fear. But not to worry, this time numbers were handed out as we entered the store. So it was going to be orderly and peaceful. Yeah, sure. I got my number and it was 79. I thought I’d be there all night and if somebody bought what I was after, my life would be a living hell. As it turned out, pandemonium reigned and I barely made my way to the counter to make sure the piece I wanted was still there. The clerks behind the counter called number ve and nobody answered. I was just standing there picking my nose when one of them turned to me and asked if she could help me. Now, there I was in a sea of shopping women with number 79 in my hand and the number ve being called. There is nothing worse in the world than being in a sea of shopping women. Especially angry shopping women. Especially angry shopping women with numbers lower than yours. The piece my wife wanted was still there. I knew if I didn’t take this chance, I may not get it in time. But was it worth my life? As it turned out, I was more scared of my wife than all of those other women. So I crumpled up the paper with number 79 on it and threw it to the oor and told the clerk, why yes, she could help me. I told her what I wanted and prayed that she would be quick so I could get out of there before it was discovered what I had done. Women were arguing with each other about how many pieces each one was buying and quit being hogs and leave some for others. The fur was ying boy and all I wanted to do was escape without great bodily harm. I was sweating up a storm. The clerk was fast, thank the Lord. I paid her, snatched up the box and started to ght my way through the crowd to the door. I had gotten just a few feet when I heard an angry, snarling voice behind me yell, “Hey you! What number did you have?” I turned around to see several disheveled, really ticked off looking women staring daggers at me. Well, I’ll tell you, I could have won any track meet in the world that day as I ran like blazes out of the store praying they didn’t know who I was and where I lived. And to all of you I knocked over, I really, really apologize. I think I’ll let my wife do her own shopping next time. She’s a lot braver.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 3Environmental responsibility 50-caliber ndEnvironmental, Safety and Health News releaseAlthough some may disagree, we are privileged to live in a nice tropical setting such as Kwajalein. True, we cannot jump in our cars and go to the local department store, nor do we have choices such as 50 different restaurants or theaters. However, we do have warm weather, warm water, many activities available, not afforded our continental United States friends. We also live in an area that is relatively free of pollution and the side effects of pollution. The primary reason, whether at work or home, for our low pollution, is that we have acted in an environmentally responsible manner. While we have regulations, processes and procedures to guide us in the workplace, we also need to recognize how we can protect Following guidelines helps maintain low pollution the environment in our homes or in off the job activities. Below are some reminders for U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll residents to follow outside of the workplace: 1. When disposing of trash, follow the recycle guidelines provided to you on your arrival to Kwajalein, or that can be found in the Kwajalein Telephone Directory. 2. Take care when using hazardous chemicals, such as gasoline, oils, bleach, cleaning supplies, paints and solvents. Keep these chemicals in a proper container, with a label, indicating the contents. 3. If you spill a hazardous chemical onto the ground, clean it up immediately and notify the re department. 4. Do not dispose chemicals into drains, including storm inlets. For proper disposal requirements, contact Kwajalein Range Services Environmental, Safety and Health at 51134. 5. Do not pour grease into your drains as this tends to block the sewer and drain systems. 6. If you notice a sheen in the water, quickly attempt to determine the source and stop the leak, if possible. Notify the Small Boat Marina or the re department. 7. For any questions regarding containers, storage, usage or disposal of hazardous chemicals, batteries, or other waste, contact KRS ES&H. 8. Certain chemicals, including some pesticides, are banned from use at USAKA. Contact KRS ES&H for guidance as necessary prior to importing chemicals. Remember, we live in a beautiful part of a foreign country. Let’s be responsible and, from an environmental perspective, leave the island in a better condition than when we arrived. By Elizabeth Davie ReporterTwo fourth grade students, Eltina John,10, and Nick Molina,9, made good use of instruction given to all the students by unexploded ordnances technicians. “We were coming back from Student Council and we saw the weird thing,” Molina said of the 50-caliber bullet they found near the elementary school of ce on Nov. 5 “I knew it was something that could probably hurt someone because it looked like the top of a bullet,” Molina added. The two children remembered training given in a school assembly about UXO. They went to school of ce staff to report their nd. Molina said he remembered the three Rs, recognize, retreat and report. School of cials noti ed Explosive Ordinance Disposal. UXO Technicians Travis McDiffett and Daryl Satko responded to the call. The bullet was recovered and transported back to the EOD shop. According to Scott Phillips, UXO technician, the item contained no explosive components. Phillips said UXO can be found island wide and anything suspicious should be reported. “The kids did a great job reporting the item,” he said. Molina and John were awarded a certi cate and a 50-caliber bullet that can be put on display. Molina’s advice to other island residents is, “If it looks unusual don’t touch it and don’t play with it, report it.” For more information on UXO or to report suspicious sightings, call 51433.Children’s training leadsto safe handling of bullet Nick Molina Eltina John I knew it was something that could probably hurt someone because it looked like the top of a bullet.— Nick Molina, student ““


Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 The Kwajalein HourglassGBy Nell M. Drumheller Editorarth Brooks crooned ‘For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home,’ in his seasonal hit (There’s no place like) Home for the holidays but when you’re thousands of miles and an ocean away from ‘home’ a good imagination and friends are often what keep the holiday time happy. “As long as my wife is with me, I don’t have any dif culty coping with the holidays,” said Cowboy Galloway, an eight-year Kwajalein resident. The Galloways have more family surrounding them on Kwajalein than most people. Lexy, Cowboy’s wife, their sons David and Scott and Cowboy’s father, Ted, and his wife Patty all live on Kwaj. On the other end of the spectrum is C.J. Switzer. She is unaccompanied on Kwaj. “There’s always that feeling of loss not being with family during the holidays. However, after marriage I lived away from home so I learned early to adjust. I have been here almost seven years and do refer to this as ‘home’ besides my ‘home home,’” she said. Originally from Georgia, 4 Keep i ng h o lid ay sp i r i t a li ve away f rom h ome Switzer said the differences between holidays in the states and on Kwaj are many. “De nitely it’s more quiet here. There was all the hustle and bustle of the shopping for those surprise gifts. The wrapping of the presents so nobody would guess in a million years what it was. The candy-making and baking adventures with my daughters. It’s not the same here because, for one, we don’t have the same shopping resources. I just send a check because they all are pleased with the color green! The one good thing…..I don’t have to clean up that paper mess after everyone tears into their presents….but, that was part of the joy!” Janette Bishop grew up in the Republic of the Philippines, so her Christmas memories vary from Switzer and Galloway, a Texan. Bishop has learned to adjust to the holidays away from home, as she has lived in Florida, Texas, Georgia and Diego Garcia. “Back home, children and adults alike go caroling from house to house starting on the 12 days before Christmas,” Bishop said. “Home owners would give the carolers some money which they would divide among themselves. On the night before Christmas, our family would prepare a lot of food. After the The Kwajalein Yacht Club’s annual Parade of Lights is a Christmas Eve tradition enjoyed by Kwajalein residents. G G


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 5 island Christmas celebration.Christmas midnight mass, we gather for the Nuche Buena (the night before Christmas festivities) where we eat and exchange gifts. On Christmas day, children would go from house to house for some money and all kinds of goodies. Festivities go on until the New Year.” Bishop has been on Kwajalein for two and a half years. Being a career Soldier guarantees deployments and long absences from home. Maj. Craig Holton is philosophical about the moves, “The Army has a saying, ‘Home is where the Army sends you.’ Having been in the Army now for almost 17 years, my family and I have had the opportunity to celebrate the holidays all over the globe. We’ve come to realize that “where” you are doesn’t matter nearly as much as “whom” you’re with.” While exibility seems to be a key to keeping holiday traditions alive, many people still miss one or two things about the holidays of their youth. “’The things I miss about the season back in the states are the actual changing of the season’s…leaves falling after changing colors...chilly evenings and mornings…a re in the replace…splitting rewood….and hunting for a tree,” Galloway said. Holton has similar memories “I miss frost on the ground and a chill in the air. I miss deer hunting with my dad and brothers and cuting down my own m a s t r ee .” e r ’ s h o l i d a y -memor y wis h l ist d i ff ers s l i gh t ly d s h e misses “ Not b eing a bl e to s h are t h e j o y ibl ings an d c h i ld ren at our usua l crazy h o l i d a y e t h ers. Watc h ing t h e c h i ld ren open presents pressions of awe. Watchin g the elder ones th e l itt l e ones wit h suc h ex p ressions o f p ri d e, r t an d l ove. T h ose were specia l times b ut it ’ s t o h ear reports f rom h ome t h at t h e same craz y s are sti ll h appening an d inc l u d e me in t h eir gh ts o f y ears past. Missin g t h ose specia l times ng t h e season wit h c h i ldh oo d f rien d s. S h op s h opping, s h opping!!! ” ol ton, a native o f Mississippi, h as b een on aj alein for 18 months. The holiday seasons sp ent h ere aren ’ t t h e rst un-Mississi pp i l i k e a tions. He ’ s a l so b een in Sau d i Ara b ia, Honr as, Germany an d Switzer l an d f or ot h er h o l ia ys. Accor d ing to Ho l ton one h ig hl ig h t o f b eing n Kwa j a l ein f or t h e h o l i d ays is “ get to open if ts an d t h en g o to t h e b eac h ” Galloway said his family share their holiday t ra d i t i o n s to in clude “b a chelo r s an d b a chelo re ttes to form an ‘extended famil y ’ so ‘home’ and t ra d itions aren ’ t misse d too b a dly by an y o f us. ” The Holtons carry some of their traditions with them wherever they are stationed. “We decorate the day after Thanksgiving, let the kids open one present on Christmas Eve, bake cookies for the neighbors, watch It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas and make our favorite foods like cornbread dressing, corn casserole and sweet potato pie.” Switzer added that she shares the joy of the season with good friends. “Combined we each have nameless traditions that unite friends and acquaintances for a happy holiday season. These are occasions that are treasured as if you were with real family,” she said. Galloway recommends companionship during the holidays, “If someone is feeling “blue” during the season, connect with one or more of the families on island. The fellowship and the fun of playing games after the ‘feasts’ tend to lift your spirits and helps give a feeling of the family unit,” he said. “I’ve come to realize that if your heart is lled with the Holiday Spirit, it really doesn’t matter where you are in the world…you take a little piece of “home” with you,” Holton said. Marshallese women perform a traditional dance at Christmas in the Marshall Islands..


Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 By Shawn Elander, RN, Kwajalein HospitalDuring 2004, 3.1 million AIDS related deaths occurred worldwide. Also in 2004, an estimated 4.9 million people were newly infected with HIV increasing the estimated worldwide total of people living with HIV/AIDS to 39.4 million. Since 1988, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS has worked hard to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS throughout each year, with their biggest push for awareness on World AIDS Day, the rst day of December each year. This year an independent organization known as The World AIDS Campaign accepted responsibility of World AIDS Day. The World AIDS Campaign has not only given world AIDS Day 2005 the theme ‘Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise’ but will keep this focus until 2010. Encompassed in this theme is the encouragement to every individual to make a promise or commitment to make a difference in the ght against HIV/AIDS, whether it is through donating, volunteering, educating, or even creating a personal pledge. Paci c region In a July press release by the World Health Organization, Regional Of ce for the Western Paci c, the Regional Director Dr. Shigeru Omi, said HIV/AIDS has reached an epidemic level in Cambodia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Thailand. The additional countries of China, India an d Vi et Nam ar e n ot y et at t h e epi d emic l eve l, b ut h ave areas of se ri ous co n ce rn. Accor d in g to t h e press re l ease, “ a l t h ou gh t h e epi d emic in t h e region i s grow i ng more rap idly amon g h i gh -ris k b e h avior, t h e in f ection i s now movin g in t h e general public.” Oceanic region For Sout h ern Asia, A ust ra l ia an d a ll Pa c i c I s l an d s statistics s h o w the r e ar e an est ima ted 35,000 peop l e l ivin g wit h HIV; 5,000 ne w i n fect i o n s an d 7 00 AID S r el a ted de a ths i n 2 004. Wit h in th e Repu bl ic o f t h e Marshall Islands, at least 11 HIV residents have been identi ed to date including eight deaths, according to information provided in the public health report during the November U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll-Ebeye Joint Medical Committee meeting. Anyone placing themselves at risk should be tested for HIV Taking care every three months. Anyone that would like to be tested on Kwajalein can present themselves to the hospital laboratory during regular business hours and request testing—no physician order is needed. Strict con dentiality for patient testing is maintained at all times. Make a difference in ght against HIV/AIDS STORY OF THE RED RIBBON In 1991, Visual Aids, a group of 15 artists brainstormed and launched the Red Ribbon. Producing 3,000 red ribbons for the Tony Awards, a new symbol of AIDS awareness was born. According to a press release from The Red Ribbon Project, “the red ribbon (an inverted ‘V’ without a bow) will act as a symbol of our sympathy, support and hope for a day without AIDS.” Today, with a different color of ribbon for almost every disease or movement, the rst ribbon created is being seen less and less. Everyone is encouraged to wear a red ribbon on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, as well as following up with providing some other promise or commitment to the ght against HIV/AIDS. A limited amount of ribbons are available at the hospital reception desk.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 7All programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightThe Late ShowNFL LiveAmerican MorningRollerLate Night withMovie: (cont.) SpongebobWithout A Trace12:30 a.m.Access HollywoodESPNews Conan OÂ’Brien The Last Emperor Fairly Oddparents1 a.m.The Late Late ShowNBA EnterpriseAs Told by GingerPaci c Report1:30 a.m.with Craig Ferguson LA Lakers The Amanda ShowTonight Show 2 a.m.Big Idea with at C.S.I. Everwood w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Donnie Deutsch San Antonio Spurs Movie: The Late Show 3 a.m.Countdown with Keith Olbermann MSNBC LiveWWE Raw! Catch Me if Sister, Sister w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m. ESPNews You Can Sister, SisterThe Late Late Show4 a.m.Headline News SportsCenter Fresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30 a.m.Entertainment Studios Family TiesThe Big Idea 5 a.m.ESPNewsNFL LiveConnected:Carol Duvall ShowMovie: <:11>Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m.Headline News Coast to Coast Room by Room Lackawanna Blues Barney & FriendsCountdown With Keith Olbermann6 a.m.Today NFL Sounds of DaysideBody Shaping Sesame Street 6:30 a.m. the GameThe Right Fit Access Hollywood7 a.m.Gillette World SportFOX News Live The ViewThe EntertainersBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m.ESPNews Miss SpiderEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneNFLÂ’s GreatestStudio B withEmeril LiveBehind the Scenes BlueÂ’s Clues ESPNews8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26>1st & 10 Shepard Smith E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey NFL LiveYour World with30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30 a.m. <9:20> The Hot List Neil Cavuto Food 911 Jenifer Lazy TownAmerica 10 a.m.Guiding Light Around the HornThe Big StoryMy First PlaceMadeline 10:30 a.m.<10:20> PTI w/ John Gibson Fashion FileMovie: <:50> Reading Rainbow 11 a.m.General Hospital College BasketballHeadline News E! News Live Saturday Night JoJoÂ’s CircusEmeril Live11:30 a.m.<11:10>Georgia TechNBC Nightly News Malcolm Fever Rolie Polie OlienoonHeadline News at ABC World News My Wife & KidsDora the ExplorerCollege Basketball12:30 p.m.Judge Judy Michigan CBS Evening News GirlfriendsBlueÂ’s Clues Minnesota at1 p.m.TodayThe Newshour DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Miss Spider Maryland1:30 p.m.with Jim Lehrer Love Story Bear in the Big Blue2 p.m. College BasketballHannity & Colmes Judging AmyBarney & FriendsCollege Basketball2:30 p.m.Duke Movie: <:55> Play with Sesame NC State3 p.m.Aah! Real Monsters at Anderson Cooper Passions In the Heat of Funniest Videos at Iowa3:30 p.m.Cyberchase Indiana 360 the Night Growing Pains4 p.m.Spongebob SportsCenter Anderson Cooper ERPokemon 4:30 p.m.Batman Beyond360 Yu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.JeopardyNFL LiveLarry King Live The West WingTrue HollywoodDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.Access HollywoodOutside the Lines Story Hey Arnold! NBC Nightly News6 p.m.ESPNews SportsCenter Rita Cosby The SimpsonsComing AttractionsSpongebobThe 44006:30 p.m.Paci c Report Live & Direct RaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents7 p.m.Eve Headline NewsWife SwapMovie:Even StevensER7:30 p.m.All of Us Tavis Smiley BasicKenan & Kel 8 p.m.Extreme MakeoverNBAHardballAmericaÂ’s NextGilmore GirlsJeopardy8:30 p.m. Sacramento Kingswith Chris MatthewsTop Model Movie: <:53> Headline News9 p.m.Wthout a Trace at OÂ’Reilly Factor Alias Deep Impact DegrassiESPNews9:30 p.m.Golden State DegrassiPaci c Report10 p.m.Paci c ReportWarriorsNightlineFriendsFresh PrinceChristmas in 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowSportsCenterBusiness ReportSeinfeld Familiy Ties Rockafeller Center11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno Fox & FriendsThe Daily ShowMovie: 7th HeavenRevelations11:30 p.m.The Late ShowNBA Fastbreak Blind Date The Cable Guy Thursday


Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8All programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightThe Late ShowESPNewsAmerican MorningRollerLate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongebobC.S.I. Miami12:30 a.m.The Late Late Show NFL Sounds of Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:48>Farily Oddparents1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson the Game Wife Swap American Pie 2 Even StevensPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Big Idea withNHL Kenan & KelTonight Show 2 a.m.Donnie Deutsch Phoenix Coyotes AmericaÂ’s NextGilmore Girls w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Countdown with Keith Olbermann atTop Model Coming Attractions The Late Show 3 a.m. Anaheim Mighty MSNBC LiveAliasMovie:Degrassi w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Access Hollywood Ducks Basic DegrassiThe Late Late Show4 a.m.Headline News SportsCenterFriendsFresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30 a.m.Entertainment StudiosSeinfeld Movie: <:53> Familiy TiesThe Big Idea 5 a.m.ESPNewsNFL LiveConnected:Carol DuvallDeep Impact Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m.Headline NewsOutside the Lines Coast to Coast Room by RoomBarney & FriendsCountdown With Keith Olbermann6 a.m.TodayNFL Game of theDaysideBody ShapingSesame Street 6:30 a.m. Week The Right Fit Access Hollywood 7 a.m.Real Sports withFOX News Live The ViewTrue HollywoodBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m.Bryant Gumbel Story Miss SpiderEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneThe Hot ListStudio B withEmeril LiveComing AttractionsBlueÂ’s CluesESPNews8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26>1st & 10 Shepard Smith E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey NFL LiveYour World with30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30 a.m. <9:20> The Hot List Neil CavutoLow Carb & Loving itDanielle SteelÂ’s Lazy TownAmerica 10 a.m.Guiding Light Around the HornThe Big StoryRokerÂ’s ChristmasMessage from NamMadeline 10:30 a.m.<10:20> PTI w/ John Gibson in New York Movie: <:46> Reading Rainbow 11 a.m.General Hospital SportsCenterHeadline News E! News Live True Lies JoJoÂ’s CircusEmeril Live11:30 a.m.<11:10> NBC Nightly NewsMalcolmRolie Polie OlienoonHeadline News ABC World News My Wife & Kids Dora the ExplorerCollege Basketball12:30 p.m.Judge JudyNBA ActionHeadline News GirlfriendsBlueÂ’s Clues (Womens)1 p.m.TodayNBAThe Newshour DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Miss Spider Tennessee1:30 p.m.San Antonio Spurs with Jim Lehrer Driving Miss Daisy Bear in the Big Blue at Texas2 p.m. at Hannity & Colmes Judging AmyBarney & FriendsCollege Basketball2:30 p.m.Dallas Mavericks Movie: <:48>Play with Sesame Nevada 3 p.m.Lilo & StitchAnderson Cooper Passions Star Trek: Funniest Videos at3:30 p.m.Oh Yeah! CartoonsNBA 360 Nemisis Growing Pains Kansas 4 p.m.Sabrina LA Lakers Anderson Cooper ERPokemonABC World News4:30 p.m.NBA Inside Stuffat 360 Yu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.Jeopardy Utah Jazz Larry King Live The West WingThe DirectorsDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.Access Hollywood Hey Arnold! NBC Nightly News6 p.m.ESPNewsInside the NBARita Cosby SimpsonsEbert & RoeperSpongebobEnterprise6:30 p.m.Paci c Report Live & Direct RaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents7 p.m.Christmas inSportsCenterHeadline NewsInto the WestMovie:ThatÂ’s So RavenER7:30 p.m.Rockefeller Center Tavis Smiley A Walk ToAll That! 8 p.m.Window on the Atoll (7:50pm) NHLHardball Remember Joan of ArcadiaJeopardy8:30 p.m.Revelations (8:00pm) Minnesota Wild with Chris Matthews Movie: <:57> Headline News9 p.m.C.S.I. Miami at OÂ’Reilly Factor Monk Wonder Boys SabrinaESPNews9:30 p.m.Nashville Predators SabrinaPaci c Report10 p.m.Paci c ReportNightlineFriendsFresh PrinceKing of the Hill10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowSportsCenterBusiness ReportSeinfeld Familiy TiesKing of the Hill11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno PrimetimeThe Daily ShowMovie: 7th HeavenSurvivor:11:30 p.m.The Late ShowNFL LiveBlind Date Cape Fear GuatemalaFriday


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 9All programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightThe Late ShowESPNewsAmerican MorningRollerLate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongebobThe Apprentice12:30 a.m.The Late Late Show Inside the NFL Conan OÂ’BrienFairly Oddparents 1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson Into the WestMovie: <:20>ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Big Idea with ESPNews Hot Shots! All That!Tonight Show 2 a.m.Donnie Deutsch College Football Joan of Arcadia w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Countdown with Keith Olbermann MAC Championship The Late Show 3 a.m. Akron vs. MSNBC LiveMonkMovie:Sabrina w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Access Hollywood Northern Illinois A Walk To SabrinaThe Late Late Show4 a.m.Headline News SportsCenterFriends Remember Fresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30 a.m.Entertainment Studios Seinfeld Movie: <:57> Family TiesThe Big Idea 5 a.m.ESPNewsNFL LiveConnected:Carol Duvall ShowWonder Boys Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m.Headline NewsNBA Fastbreak Coast to Coast Room by RoomBarney & FriendsCountdown With Keith Olbermann6 a.m.TodayInside the NFLPrimetimeBody ShapingSesame Street 6:30 a.m. The Right Fit Access Hollywood7 a.m.ESPNewsFOX News Live The ViewThe DirectorsBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m. Miss SpiderEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneNFL Game of theStudio B withEmeril LiveEbert & Roeper BlueÂ’s Clues Good Morning8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26>Week Shepard Smith E.T.Dora the ExplorerAmerica 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey NFL LiveYour World with30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie Olie 9:30 a.m. <9:20> The Hot List Neil Cavuto Easy Entertaining Danielle SteelÂ’s Lazy Town 10 a.m.General Hospital Around the HornThe Big StoryDecorating Cents Message from Nam MadelineHomes Across Amer. 10:30 a.m. <10:20> PTI w/ John Gibson The Look for LessMovie: <:47> Reading RainbowDesigned To Sell 11 a.m.General Hospital SportsCenterHeadline News E! News Live Frantic JoJoÂ’s CircusLandscape Smart11:30 a.m.<11:10> NBC Nightly News MalcolmRolie Polie OlieWeekend HandymannoonWindow on the Atoll ABC World News My Wife & KidsDora the ExplorerThe Outdoorsman12:30 p.m.Judge JudyNBA ShootaroundCBS Evening News GirlfriendsBlueÂ’s CluesRaceline1 p.m.TodayNBAThe Newshour DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Miss SpiderThe Outdoorsman1:30 p.m.NY Knicks with Jim Lehrer A Dry White Bear in the Big BlueCollege Football2 p.m. at Hannity & Colmes Judging Amy Season Barney & Friends Arizona2:30 p.m.Dallas Pistons Play with Sesame at3 p.m.CatDogAnderson Cooper PassionsMovie: <:01>Funniest Videos Arizona State3:30 p.m.ArchieÂ’s MysteriesNBA 360 The Big Chill Growing Pains4 p.m.Dave the Barbarian Cleveland Cavaliers Anderson Cooper ERPokemonABC World News4:30 p.m.The Shaman Kingat 360 Yu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.Jeopardy Seattle Supersonics Larry King Live The West WingInside the ActorÂ’sDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.Access Hollywood Studio Hey Arnold! NBC Nightly News6 p.m.ESPNews SportsCenter Rita Cosby The SimpsonsHollywood ShootoutSpongebobYour Total Health6:30 p.m.Paci c Report Live & Direct RaymondE.T. Fairly OddparentsNavy MCorps News7 p.m.King of the HillHeadline NewsLostMovie:Wild ThornberrysRock Star: INXS7:30 p.m.King of the Hill Tavis Smiley Happy GilmoreAmerican Dragon 8 p.m.Survivor: NHLHardballNCISAtomic BettyRock Star: INXS8:30 p.m.Guatemala Chicago with Chris Matthews Movie: <:44> The Proud Family 9 p.m.The Apprentice Blackhawks OÂ’Reilly Factor Judging Amy Tears of the Sun Even StevensHeadline News9:30 p.m.atWhat I like About YouESPNews10 p.m.Paci c Report Tampa Bay NightlineFriendsSwitched!Blue Collar TV10:30 p.m.Tonight Show Lightning Business ReportSeinfeld Radio Free RoscoeOne On One11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno SportsCenterCNN LiveThe Daily ShowMovieFresh PrinceCold Case11:30 p.m.The Late Show Blind Date CanÂ’t Hardly Wait Family Ties Saturday


Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTEDKRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Marie Dixon, 51300. For all others, call Jack Riordan, 55154. Full job descriptions and requirements are on line or at Human Resources, Building 700. NEED EXTRA money? KRS employment applications are continually accepted for the Community Activities and Food Services departments for casual and part-time positions. If you are interested in being a scorekeeper, sports of cial, recreation aide, recreation specialist, library aide, lifeguard or pizza delivery driver, please submit your application to the HR Department for consideration as positions become available. For more information, call the KRS HR Of ce at 54916. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK II, Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K030983. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, Public Works. Full time. HR Req. K030992. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision providing direct administrative support to Public Works manager and his staff. Three yearsÂ’ administrative experience with a medium-to-large organization and proven skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel desired. MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030982. REGISTERED NURSE, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030935. CDC AIDE, Child Development Center. Casual. HR Req. K030929. MECHANIC I, Kwajalein Automotive. Two full-time positions. HR Req. K030332 and HR Req. K030641. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK I, Kwajalein Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K030630. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN I, Kwajalein Automotive. Three full-time positions. HR Req.s K030640, K030783, K030883. TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT II, Kwajalein Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K030895. PAINTER II, Roi Operations. Full time. HR Req. K030761. Enniburr applicants should apply to Floyd Corder. KRS CONTRACT POSITIONS FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031157. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MANAGER. HR Req. 031203. ELECTRICIAN III. HR Req. 030854. TEACHER, HR Req. 031169. REGISTERED NURSE, HR Req. 031155. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031159. FACILITIES ENGINEER II, /MECHANICAL ENGINEER. HR Req. 030812. HARDWARE ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur. HR Req. 031179. MANAGER OPTICS/PHOTO, HR Req. 031177. MISSION LOGISTICS COORDINATOR, HR Req. 031171. CONTRACT PURCHASES SPECIALIST, CONUS, HR Req. 031185. CONTRACT PURCHASES SPECIALIST. CONUS. HR Req. 031119. HARDWARE ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031187. FIELD ENGINEER I, HR Req. 031189. SOFTWARE ENGINEER I/DATA ANALYST, HR Req. 031191. COMMUNITY BANK For consideration, submit your resume on-line at For more information, contact the personnel department at or call the Banking Center manager at 52292/2142. Community Bank is and Equal Opportunity Employer. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, part time. Successful candidates should have previous banking, credit union or cash-handling experience. Candidates must have the ability to resolve customer service issues in the banking center to guarantee customer satisfaction and retention, may work on the teller line, handle basic sales requests and possess good telephone etiquette. JUNIOR, SENIOR High Band and Choir Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., Dec. 8, in the multi-purpose room. Featuring the Concert Band, Junior Band, Choir and Stage Band performing songs of the season.KWAJALEIN COMMUNITY BAND Christmas Carol Concert, 10 a.m., Dec. 12, on MacyÂ’s porch. Bring a beach chair, relax, and enjoy Christmas carols and music of the season.ELEMENTARY BAND and Choir Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, in the high school multi-purpose room, featuring Elementary Choir and Cadet Band.SECOND, THIRD GRADE Holiday Concert, featuring The First Thanksgiving and Sights and Sounds of the Season, 7 p.m., Thursday, in the high school multi-purpose room. KWAJALEIN COMMUNITY CHORUS Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m., Sunday in the high school multi-purpose room, features carols, VivaldiÂ’s Gloria, and the Hallelujah Chorus.TELLER, Part time. Successful candidates should have previous banking, credit union or cash handling experience. Candidates must also have the ability to quickly and accurately handle transactions, communicate effectively, and possess a strong desire to learn. FOR SALE IDEAL CHRISTMAS presents. Yamaha pSR185 electric keyboard, advanced wave memory, includes stand, $80; SIMS PC games, huge lot, call for details, $50; Game Boy Advance, blue, with accessories, games and carrying bag, call for details, $55. Call 52450. MINOLTA 2350EN COLOR LASER PRINTER Lightly used, industrial quality printer. 9600x600 color and black and white 10/100 network connection and USB. Extra toner (black, magenta, yellow), with re lling instructions It is on itÂ’s second black toner cartridge, and itÂ’s second cyan cartridge, new. Call 52197, or e-mail $500 rm. CANNONDALE HYDRID racing bike, menÂ’s medium frame, all aluminum with street tires, lots of new parts and extra options, paid $911 in July,2000, excellent exercise bike or use for Rustman, will sell for $250. Call 52642. EIGHT TEA and eight wine glasses, light blue, $15; Nikonis V underwater camera with strobe, $100; two small plastic chairs, $5; childrenÂ’s toys and clothes; various size plants. Call 51359. 20-INCH FREESTYLE-type aluminum bike, great condition, six-months-old, black paint, no visible rust, handlebar rotor, front and back pegs, paid $200, will sell for $100. Call Andrew, 52312, after 3:30 p.m. THOMAS THE TRAIN gure 8, $30; bionicles, $4 each; four-by-four lumber, $50; one-by-four lumber, $30. Call 53585. CRIB, MATTRESS, mattress pads, bumper bed and various crib sheets, $75. Call 54728. LARGE INDOOR cus tree, $35; assorted outdoor plants, $5-$15; pots. Call 52434. SHARP 1,200-watt microwave, $50; Panasonic 27inch TV with DVD/VHS and remote control, $350; rollerblades size 13, $15; various X-Box games, $10 each; and phone with built-in answering machine, $20. Call 52672. COMMUNITY NOTICES KWAJALEIN INTERNATIONAL Sport Fishing ClubÂ’s monthly meeting is at 7 p.m., tonight, at the Paci c Club. Boy Scout Troop 314 meets at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the Scout Hut. Uniform is Class A. Bring pack with personal camping gear for inspection for the campout Sunday and Monday. A NEWLY revised school calendar is being mailed home to all parents with school-age children. There will be a half day of school on Saturday. If you do not receive a calendar, stop by the elementary school of ce. CHRISTIAN WOMENÂ’S FELLOWSHIP ornament exchange is at noon, Sunday, in the Religious Education Building. There will be a salad luncheon. Bring an ornament to exchange and cookies to share. CHRISTIAN WOMENÂ’S FELLOWSHIP annual Carlson Christmas Drop will take collections beginning Sunday. Approximate numbers for Carlson are: 17 adults, 15 teenagers and 10 children. There will be a donation box at the back of the church following each of the services during December for food items and toiletries. For more information, call Jane DeJoie, 53704. KWAJALEIN MASTERS SWIM Group. Any adult interested in organized swimming workouts, please plan to attend a general meeting at 9:30 a.m., Monday, at the Adult Pool. If desired, bring or wear your swim gear. For more information, call Sarah at 53500, or Allison at 52517.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 11DUE TO mission requirements the recompression chamber will be unavailable through Monday. During this period recreational diving will be limited to 50 feet. CUB SCOUT Pack 135 is selling fresh holiday wreaths for $25. Order from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday. Orders will be taken near the post of ce. Wreaths will be delivered free. KWAJALEIN’S FIRST nativity display will be Monday in Corlett Recreation Center Room 6. In order to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and spirit of Christmas, we are hoping to gather nativities from everyone on island. This will be a one-day display. If you are interested in loaning your nativity scene, call Tammy, 50172, or Marybeth, 52073. THE KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB presents Aloha Christmas, an island-formal Christmas party to be held at 8:30 p.m., Dec. 11, at the Yokwe Yuk Club. Ticket price has been reduced to $20, as there will not be a live band. Disc Jockey Neil Dye will provide the music. Call Sandi Finn at 54991 or e-mail Bill Williamson at RELAY FOR LIFE kickoff will be 6:30-9:30 p.m., Dec. 11, at the Paci c Club. Bring pupus or desserts to share. Relay for Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the ght against cancer. Join us. Your strength and courage help the community see that survival is real and progress is being made against cancer. The rst teams committed to Relay for Life are “Moseley’s Marauders,” “Wilhelm’s Warriors,” “Team Beckler and Booth,” Cherie O’Brien and three teams from the hospital. It’s not too late to enter a team. Call Lee, 53789, Michele, 53875 or Rory, 52441. THE YOKWE YUK Women’s club Holiday Tour of Homes is Dec. 16. Tickets will be on sale Mondays through Dec. 12 on Macy’s Porch. For info or tickets, call Elaine at 54691 or Sandi at 44991. ALL KWAJALEIN RANGE Services employees: The KRS holiday party will be held from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Dec. 17, at the Yuk Club. Ticket price is $10. Tickets S a n t a a n d M r s C l a u s *Santa and Mrs. Claus a r r i v e a t 5 p m S a t u r d a y a t t h e arrive at 5 p.m., Saturday, at the a i r p o r t T h e S a n t a M o b i l e P a r a d e airport. The Santa Mobile Parade t o t h e t r e e l i g h t i n g w i l l to the tree-lighting will b e a t 5 : 1 5 p m be at 5:15 p.m., T h e T r e e L i g h t i n g C e r e m o n y The Tree Lighting Ceremony w i l l b e i n f r o n t o f t h e will be in front of the Y u k C l u b S a t u r d a y Yuk Club Saturday. S o n g s d a n c e s Songs, dances, f o o d a n d food and will be sold outside Caf Paci c from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. Tickets will also be sold on Macy’s porch from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday and Dec. 12. KRS employees may bring one guest due to limited capacity. For those on Roi, please see Sue at Roi Finance for tickets. Call Ann Picco for ticket info 50787 or 54165. TIS’ THE SEASON for books. George Seitz Elementary School is looking for merry elves to read holiday-themed books to our students. If you have 15-30 minutes to spare and would like to participate in the community reading program, call Angie Dampier, 53601, or e-mail at SANTA CLAUS is expecting Kwajalein children’s letters to arrive at the North Pole. Mail your letter at Santa’s mailbox at the post of ce. Include your return address so Santa can write back to you. S a n t a Santa! S a n t a w i l l v i s i t w i t h b o y s a n d *Santa will visit with boys and g i r l s 5 8 p m M o n d a y a t t h e girls, 5-8 p.m., Monday, at the Y u k C l u b B r i n g y o u r Yuk Club. Bring your c a m e r a s a n d m o m a n d d a d cameras and mom and dad f o r t h e f a m i l y b u f f e t for the family buffet.*Renewal of a U.S. passport You can renew by mail if: Your most recent passport is available to submit and it is NOT damaged You received the passport within the past 15 years You were older than 16 when it was issued You still have the same name, or can legally document your name change. You can get a passport renewal application form by downloading it from: your passport has been altered or damaged, you cannot apply by mail. You must apply in person How to renew a passport: Complete DS 82 Two passport photographs taken within the last 30 days Copy of your USAKA badge for identi cation Passport Check made to U.S. State Department in the amount of $67. Because we are residing on Kwajalein atoll, mail your application to: U.S. Department of State Honolulu Passport Agency – Box 50185 300 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste 1-330 Honolulu, HI 96850 All others will have to apply, in person, not later than 11:30 a.m., Saturday, at the legal of ce in Building 901 with a completed DS 11. Print the form from:


Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 RTS WeatherTonight: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 10-18 knots. Thursday: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers. Winds: NE at14-18 knots. Friday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 10-16 knots. Saturday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Winds: ESE at 10-15 knots. Annual rain total: 71.42 nches Annual deviation: -20.68 inches Call 54700 for updated forecasts or Rocket launch scheduled for ThursdayGround caution areaA meteorlogical rocket launch operation is scheduled for Thursday. Caution areas for this met rocket launch will exist in the ocean within an area de ned by the following coordinates: • 08 degrees 51 minutes North, 166 degress 30 minutes East • 08 degrees 43 minutes North, 167 degrees 43 minutes East • 07 degrees 51 minutes North, 166 degrees 52 minutes East The Kwajalein ground hazard is that area contained within a circle having a radius of 400 feet from the Kwajalein rocket launcher. All personnel and craft must stary out of the caution and hazard areas between the hours of 8:01 a.m. and 10 a.m., Thursday, or until the resstrictions are lifted. The ground hazard area must be clear of non-essential personnel no later than 8 a.m. See the maps showing the ocean and ground hazard areas. Questions regarding the above safety requirements should be directed to the Range Safety of cer, 51910. Ocean caution area Weird ScienceSun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Thursday 0648/1828 0603/1757 0340, 4.6' 0930, 0.8' 1600, 5.8' 2220, 0.7' Friday 0649/1828 0703/1855 0420, 4.6' 1010, 0.7' 1630, 5.9' 2300, 0.6' Saturday 0649/1828 0807/1957 0450, 4.6' 1040, 0.7' 1710, 6.0' 2320, 0.7' T e a c h e r B r i a n B r e w s t e r a t t a c h e s M i c h a e l Teacher Brian Brewster attaches Michael T a y l o r a n d H a l e y N a s t ’ s L e g o c r e a t i o n t o t h e Taylor and Haley Nast’s Lego creation to the o p p o s i n g t e a m s f o r t u g o f w a r M e m b e r s o f opposing teams for tug-of-war. Members of B r e w s t e r ’ s c l a s s a l l c o m p e t e d i n t h e g a m e Brewster’s class all competed in the game. T a y l o r a n d N a s t n i s h e d i n r s t p l a c e I n Taylor and Nast nished in rst place. In s e c o n d p l a c e w e r e A m b e r B a n d u c c i a n d second place were Amber Banducci and M a u r e e n M o u l t o n i n t h i r d p l a c e w e r e T e s s a Maureen Moulton, in third place were Tessa T h i m s e n a n d L e a h S i m p s o n Thimsen and Leah Simpson. ( P h o t o b y E l i z a b e t h D a v i e ) (Photo by Elizabeth Davie)