The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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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 ( D i v e r s l o a d e q u i p m e n t i n t o a b o a t f o r a p r a c t i c e s e a r c h a n d r e c o v e r y d i v e (Divers load equipment into a boat for a practice search and recovery dive t o l o o k f o r a l o s t r u d d e r F o r m o r e o n t h e K w a j a l e i n S c u b a C l u b s e e P a g e 4 ) to look for a lost rudder. For more on the Kwajalein Scuba Club, 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, Jan. 25, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2See CHANGE, Page 6 The Kwajalein 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 U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. 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: Defense Switching Network 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 L e t t e r s t o t h e e d i t o r Letters to the editor Commentary It seems things just never change Fishing tournament raises$1,750 for scholarship fund On behalf of the Kwajalein Atoll International Sport Fishing Club, I would like to extend a special thank you to all Kwaj and Roi residents, temporary duty personnel and U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll visitors who participated in the Big Strike Fishing Tournament raf e. Thanks to your contributions, $1,750 will be donated to the Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club high school scholarship fund. — Trudy Butler, tournament directorAloha and mahalo to all of you who sent thoughts, prayers, cards and wishes home with me as my family and I said goodbye to my father, Ernest Akana Leong, Jr. On behalf of my mother and all my family, thank you and God bless.— The Grundon-Leong ohanaThanks for prayers, cards,thoughts on death of fatherResident unhappy King holiday was not honoredI am writing this letter to express my disappointment that U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll did not acknowledge the King Holiday. The holiday is more that just a day off. There should have been some type of program to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy. How many children on To submit a letter to the editor: Keep letters to less than 300 words, and keep com ments to the issues. No personal attacks will be printed. However, names will be with held if requested. Letters must be signed. We will edit for Associated Press style, grammar and punctuation 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 T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein HourglassAn oil rich Middle Eastern country under control of radical people is nearing completion of a nuclear reactor plant. World governments are worried and wondering what to do. Sanctions are mentioned. ‘ Strong’ United Nation resolutions asking the country not to complete the plant are drafted. The French, Germans and British are all in negotiations with the leader of the country. The country building the plant ignores the threats and pleas and thumbs it’s nose at the rest of the world. Nations realize this dangerous country can’t be allowed to go nuclear. Yet the dithering and the hand wringing continues in the world’s capitols. What to do? What to do? The problem is solved when Israeli warplanes appear in the sky above the plant and bomb it into rubble. The day was June 7, 1981. island know what Dr. King’s dream was? I’m sure not many. We have ceremonies acknowledging other great Americans, so why no ceremony for Dr. King’s legacy that we are all a part of? As an African American, I feel shortchanged that there wasn’t anything to remember him by except just a day off. Is that all we want our children to know about this holiday? Again, it’s very sad that a lot of people consider the holiday as just a day off.— Michael Harge


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 3 Fiber optics move closer to reality assurvey ship starts planning to lay cable Crew members prepare to deploy sonar equipment to survey the cable route from Kwajalein to Guam. By Nell M. Drumheller EditorThe reality of ber optic connectivity is one step closer to the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. A survey ship docked at Kwajalein Sunday, refueled and departed. The crew is surveying the route between the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Guam as the rst tangible step to laying ber optic cable. “Fiber optics will open a huge array of possibilities [for the community],” said Corinne Brown, USAKA Information Management director and Information Assurance manager. She added the ber optics will greatly improve support to Reagan Test Site customers. On a daily basis, ber optic cable connecting USAKA with the world may eventually mean better TV reception, high-speed Internet, video conferencing and reliable communications. William Barattino, chief executive of cer for Global Broadband Solutions, LLC, the company which is teamed with Tyco Telecommunications and Fugro in the ber optics project, said ber optics offers “earth-shattering capabilities.” He added ber optics is essential to enabling technology, and ber optics technology offers virtually unlimited bandwidth. He predicted ber optics will be around for quite awhile and offers more reliable connectivity than satellite technology. The ber will be a dedicated strand, ensuring access security for the U.S. Army. Using sonar to investigate the ocean oor, the survey crew will create a global positioning systemsupported map which will be used to lay the cable. The crew is made up of geologists, electrical engineers, data processors, marine technicians and navigators who are collecting and processing data. They are getting a real-time view of the obstacles on the ocean route to Guam. Barattino said “This part of the Paci c is not as well mapped as the Atlantic [between the United States and Europe] and we’ll nd formations [on the ocean bottom] we didn’t expect.” Lisa S. Morrow, a senior manager from Tyco and volcanologist by training, is excited about the underwater survey. She described a lava ow the team identi ed on the trip from Majuro to Kwajalein. The ow required a slight rerouting from the plan. The cable will be approximately the circumference of a te nni s b a ll an d wi ll h ug t h e ocean oor. Th e route wi ll b e a p p roximate ly 3,000 k i l om eters an d may go as d eep as 9,000 meters. “If all goes well, the s urvey f rom Kwa j a l ein to Gu am should be c omp l ete d b y Fe b 8, ” B ara tt in o s ai d The cable is being routed f r o m the RMI to Gu am bec a use Gu am i s a ca bl e h u b, accor d ing to Barattino. Once connected to Guam through ber optics, the USAKA community and customers will have access to reliable, international communications. Through Guam USAKA can connect to the Defense Information Systems Network. Following the survey, the next step will be cable engineering and a detailed design of the system. Barattino said Brown would be working on “what do we need to support our requirements?” Brown anticipates the cable will reach Kwajalein within 18 months. It will come on shore at glass beach. In a visit to USAKA in early January, Lt. Gen. Larry J. Dodgen, commanding general, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command said the cable project will cost between $50 and 60 million. He said nding new commercial customers could help pay that bill. The ber optic survey team should arrive in Guam by Feb. 8. (Photos by Lisa Morrow)


Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Scuba Club boasts 350 members, still growing By Elizabeth Davie ReporterDiving is rumored to be the number one hobby of island residents. To dive the waters around Kwajalein Atoll residents must be a member of the Kwajalein Scuba Club. According to Bill Williamson, KSC president, all divers must be in good standing with the club to dive. “TDY [temporary duty] visitors and persons visiting on a 480 may purchase a 60-day membership,” he said. To become a member of the club, a diver must be a certi ed scuba diver. “There are a couple ways to do that. First, you take an open water dive class by one of the ne instructors or you’re already certi ed when you come to island,” Williamson explained. Membership in the club entitles the member to all the air tanks they can use. Williamson said, “The price of a year’s membership in the scuba club is less than what it would cost you to make a two-tank dive in most places in the world. We use those funds to maintain our three compressors, our 303 club-owned tanks and to promote safety.” KSC was the largest scuba club in the world at one time. “To be up there with the big boys you have to have over 500 members. During the mid 90s KSC had 527 plus members. There are at least three clubs in the states that claim over 500 members now. KSC currently has 350 members, and growing,” Williamson said. “There is a little confusion about when the club was founded. We have a patch that has 1960 on it. However, I seem to remember looking at an old Hourglass that stated, ‘The newly formed Kwajalein Scuba Club’ will hold a meeting. That Hourglass was in January either 1962 or 1964. I’m still doing research to narrow it down,” he added. Even though KSC can no longer claim the largest club, they still break a record. “KSC is the ‘Most Active Club in the World.’ We dive more than anybody. In 2005 we made 13,210 dives,” Williamson added. This is based on how many tanks the three compressors ll a year. KSC has compressor records back to 1972. The D DA diver nds herself in the middle of a school of sh. (Photos by Greg Reese)


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 5 A diver has an encounter with one of the many shark s p e c i e s t h a t f r e q u e n t K w a j a l e i n A t o l l w a t e r s species that frequent Kwajalein Atoll waters. club can account for more than 400,000 dives since 1972. According to Williamson, one of the reasons it is important to establish when the club was founded is to better ll the gap of the number of dives. “We could very well be approaching half a million dives. No club on earth has ever done this,” he said. Not only does KSC have an impressive number of dives, they also have an impressive safety record. “Divers Alert Network, who is the leading experts on sports diving in the world, looked at our safety record and told me that they knew of no one that could compare. In over 400,000 dives we have had four fatalities,” he said. The scuba club has a few other things they like to brag about. “Skin Diver Magazine rated us the number four wreck-diving designation in the world. Truk or Chuuk Lagoon, as it is now called, is number one. Bikini, just 200 miles north of us is number two, and Bermuda is number three. This is some pretty good company we are rated with. All this considering that very few divers get to dive these waters,” Williamson said. “Even without our World War II heritage, the diving here is great. Our coral reef is among the best in the world with the various coral and sh population.” Kwajalein has a diverse population of experienced and not-so-experienced divers. Jenny Schwartz, island resident who has been diving for a month and a half, says she started diving because “it was something I had always wanted to try, and what better place to learn.” Schwartz recommended that anyone who would like to dive should go for it. “Take the class with friends and with one of the instructors that you are comfortable with,” she said. “Everything is fascinating. My friends that I dive with will probably kill me if I come to the surface one more time and the rst thing out of my mouth is ‘What was that one sh?’” More advanced divers such as Scott Johnson, who has somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 dives as compared to Schwartz’s 21, still nds diving exciting. “I get excited anytime I see a sh or invertebrate I’ve never seen before. Or when I see animals I already know unexpectedly behave in different ways. Or when I happen upon a shipwreck I didn’t know was there. Or especially when I run across a nudibranch I’ve not M a k i n g a n a s c e n t a f t e r a c o m p l e t e d d i v e Making an ascent after a completed dive.previously found. I won’t say it’s impossible to have a bad dive, but it’s a rarity,” he said. Danny Barthle, who has been diving for about a year and has 107 dives, gave advice to new divers, “Relaxing is possibly the hardest thing for most new divers. New divers tend to use up a lot of their air supply quickly and the hardest thing for me to do was to relax to make the dives last as long a possible. You don’t have to be the best swimmer to enjoy scuba; some water skills are necessary, however, with the proper equipment and training, scuba can be a very safe and fun activity for very little money, especially on Kwajalein.” Barthle agrees with Schwartz and says people should try diving. “In short, the freedom to interact with the underwater environment is quite possibly the most amazing experience there is.” KSC’s latest event was Thursday at Camp Hamilton. Approximately 23 divers and four boat operators conducted a search for a lost laser rudder. The search took about 45 minutes. Bruce Premo found the rudder, coincidentally, he lost it as well. Since all the divers and boat drivers were there to help, Premo gave up his prize of a free boat session. Names were drawn out of a hat, of the people helping out; Sue Van Enger won the prize. KSC, the largest club on island, does more than dive. “In 2005 we held the President’s Ball and the Christmas Party, both rsts for the club. ‘Light Up the Lagoon,’ a tribute to 9/11, was the greatest thing I believe this club has ever done. Hundreds of island residents came to out to Emon Beach to watch. We have assisted the Marine Police with search and recovery. We’ve donated to charitable events. We hold an underwater pumpkin carving contest, which is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen underwater. Who could forget Scuba Santa and all the children on the beach? In 2006, we have many events underway. Feb. 26, starting at 8 p.m. we will try to light up the ski area wreck.” Barthle, coordinator of the wreck glow, said, “this should be a great opportunity for divers who want to experience night diving in a large group.” For more information on the scuba club, call Williamson at 53822.


Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Taking care January is Cervical Health Awareness monthCHANGE, from Page 2By Amanda Curtis, RN, and Inge LeBlanc, RN, CCRN Kwajalein HospitalThe U.S. Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. A Pap test and pelvic exam are important parts of a woman’s routine health care because they can detect cancer or abnormalities that may lead to cancer of the cervix. Women should have a Pap test at least once every three years, beginning about three years after they begin to have sexual intercourse, but no later than 21. Women from 65 to 70 who have had at least three normal Pap tests and no abnormal Pap tests in the last 10 years may decide, after talking with their clinician, to stop having Pap tests. Women who have had a hysterectomy do not need to have a Pap test, unless the surgery was done as a treatment for pre-cancer or cancer. If the Pap test shows abnormalities, further tests and/or treatment may be necessary. About 55 million Pap tests are performed each year in the United States. Of these, approximately 3.5 million (6 percent) are abnormal and require medical follow-up. A physician may simply describe Pap test results to a patient as ‘abnormal.’ Cells on the surface of the cervix sometimes appear abnormal but are rarely cancerous. It is important to remember that abnormal conditions do not always become cancerous, and some conditions are more likely to lead to cancer than others. A woman may want to ask her doctor for speci c information about her Pap test result and what the results mean. Human papillomavirus infection is the primary risk factor for cervical cancer. Having many sexual partners is a risk factor for HPV infection. Although most HPV infections go away on their own without causing any type of abnormality, infection with high-risk HPV types increases the chance that mild abnormalities will progress to more severe abnormalities or cervical cancer. Still, of the women who do develop abnormal cell changes with high-risk types of HPVs, only a small percentage would develop cervical cancer if the abnormal cells were not removed. Studies suggest that whether a woman develops cervical cancer depends on a variety of factors acting together with high-risk HPVs. The factors that may increase the risk of cervical cancer in women with HPV infection include smoking and having many children. For more information about cervical cancer, see the National Cervical Cancer Coalition’s Web site at .The country building the plant was Iraq, ruled by Saddam Hussein. The air strike was condemned by world governments as an unprovoked attack. The Israelis answered that under no circumstances would they allow an enemy to develop weapons of mass destruction against their people. While other nations were publicly condemning Israel, they privately breathed sighs of relief that the problem had been taken care of. A framed satellite photo of the destroyed nuclear plant was sent to the commander of the Israeli Air Force with an inscription. It said, ”With thanks and appreciation.” It was signed by the Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney. Here we are a quarter of a century later and the world is dithering again. Different country, same problem. If anything, Iran with a nuclear weapon would be more dangerous than Iraq. Iran is a major supporter of the world’s terrorists. Iran’s president wants nothing less than the destruction of Israel. He has threatened to shut off oil shipments to the west. He had threatened to close the sea lanes for shipping oil out of the Middle East. I’m not very good at making predictions, but I’d bet a good sum of money that Israel will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon anymore than they allowed Iraq to. The likely scenario isn’t a good one. If Israel does attack Iran, the ow of oil would almost certainly be shut off and possibly Syria and other Arab countries would join Iran in a war against Israel. The entire Middle East could become an inferno. The world would be looking at oil prices of $100 or more per barrel. Gasoline prices in the United States could jump to $5 or more per gallon. There would also be the additional problem of China, which is one of the biggest buyers of Iranian oil. How would they react to an attack on Iran? It would appear at this time no diplomatic solution is going to be found. Iran refuses to stop its nuclear program which doesn’t leave too many options open. Sanctions won’t work. Iran’s president has the attitude that we (the west) need them more than they need us. The world is at a critical crossroads in history. How this problem is handled will affect everyone on earth for decades to come.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 7All programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Sports Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightThe Late ShowAmerican MorningPTILate Night withMovie: (cont.) SpongeBobWithout a Trace12:30 a.m.The Late Late Show NFL Live Conan OÂ’Brien Star Trek II Fairly Oddparents1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson ESPNewsEnterpriseMovie: <:08>As Told by GingerPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Big Idea with NBA All About the The Amanda ShowTonight Show 2 a.m.Donnie Deutsch Teams TBD Lost Benjamins Everwood w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Countdown with The Late Show 3 a.m.Keith Olbermann MSNBC LiveWWE Raw!Movie: Sister, Sister w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Access Hollywood After the Sunset Sister, SisterThe Late Late Show4 a.m.Headline News SportsCenter Fresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30 a.m.Entertainment Studios Movie: <:52>Family TiesThe Big Idea 5 a.m.RollerNFL LiveCarol Duvall Show U-571 Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m.Room by RoomBarney & FriendsCountdown With6 a.m.TodayDaysideNFL Sounds ofBody ShapingSesame Street Keith Olbermann6:30 a.m. the Game The Right Fit Access Hollywood7 a.m.FOX News Live TennisThe ViewThe EntertainersBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m. Australian Open: Little BillEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneStudio B with MenÂ’s & WomenÂ’s Emeril LiveBehind the ScenesBlueÂ’s CluesESPNews8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26> Shepard Smith Quarter nals E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey Your World with30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30 a.m. <9:20>Neil Cavuto Food 911 Toothless JoJoÂ’s CircusAmerica10 a.m.Guiding Light The Big StoryMy First PlaceSeven Little Monsters 10:30 a.m.<10:20> w/ John Gibson Foody CallMovie: <:40> Reading Rainbow 11 a.m.General Hospital Headline NewsSportsCenterE! News Live The Mummy JoJoÂ’s CircusEmeril Live11:30 a.m.<11:10> NBC Nightly NewsBlind Date Returns Rolie Polie OlienoonRollerABC World NewsCollege BasketballMy Wife & KidsDora the ExplorerPTI12:30 p.m.Judge JudyCBS Evening News Maryland GirlfriendsBlueÂ’s CluesCollege Basketball1 p.m.TodayThe Newshour at DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Little Bill Cincinnati1:30 p.m.with Jim Lehrer Geargia Tech The Real McCoy Bear in the Big Blue vs .2 p.m. Hannity & ColmesNBAJudging AmyBarney & Friends Louisville2:30 p.m.Minnesota Movie: <:52>Play with SesamePBA Tour:3 p.m.Aah! Real MonstersAnderson Cooper at Passions Butter y Effect Funniest Videos Phoenix Classic3:30 p.m.RockoÂ’s Modern 360 Memphis Full House4 p.m.SpongeBobAnderson CooperERPokemonABC World News4:30 p.m.Batman Beyond 360 SportsCenterYu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.JeopardyLarry King LiveAliasTrue HollywoodDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.Roller Story Rocket Power NBC Nightly News6 p.m.Rita CosbyNFL LiveThe SimpsonsComing AttractionsSpongeBobAmerican Idol6:30 p.m.Live & Direct Outside the LinesRaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents7 p.m.EveHeadline NewsSportsCenterAmerican IdolMovie:Even Stevens7:30 p.m.All of UsTavis Smiley Auditions Catch Me if Kenan & Kel8 p.m.Extreme Makeover:HardballNBA You Can Gilmore GirlsJeopardy8:30 p.m.Home Edition with Chris Matthews Teams TBD ESPNews9 p.m.Without a TraceOÂ’Reilly Factor The CloserDegrassiHeadline News 9:30 p.m. Movie: <:41> DegrassiPaci c Report10 p.m.RollerNightlineFriends Once Upon a Time Fresh PrinceTwo & a Half Men10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowBusiness ReportSportsCenterSeinfeld in Mexico Family TiesJoey11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno American MorningThe Daily Show 7th HeavenMedium11:30 p.m.The Late Show Around the HornColbert ReportMovie: The Last Emperor Thursday


Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8All programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Sports Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightThe Late ShowAmerican MorningPTILate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongeBobC.S.I. Miami12:30 a.m.The Late Late Show NFL Live Conan OÂ’Brien The Last Emperor Farily Oddparents1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson NBA FastbreakAmerican IdolEven StevensPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Big Idea with NHL Auditions Kenan & KelTonight Show 2 a.m.Donnie Deutsch Teams TBD Gilmore Girls w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Countdown with Movie: The Late Show 3 a.m.Keith Olbermann MSNBC LiveThe Closer Catch Me if Degrassi w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Access Hollywood You Can DegrassiThe Late Late Show4 a.m.Headline News SportsCenterFriendsFresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30 a.m.Entertainment StudiosSeinfeldFamily TiesThe Big Idea 5 a.m.RollerNFL LiveCarol Duvall Movie: <:11> Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m.NBA FastbreakRoom by Room Once Upon a Time Barney & FriendsCountdown With6 a.m.TodayDaysideNFL Game ofBody Shaping in Mexico Sesame Street Keith Olbermann 6:30 a.m. the Week The Right FitAccess Hollywood 7 a.m.FOX News Live NFL Total AccessThe ViewTrue HollywoodBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m. Story Little BillEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneStudio B withTennisEmeril LiveComing AttractionsBlueÂ’s CluesESPNews8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26> Shepard Smith Australian Open: E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey Your World with MenÂ’s Semi nals #1 30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30 a.m. <9:20>Neil Cavuto Low Carb & LovinÂ’ it Model By Day JoJoÂ’s CircusAmerica 10 a.m.Guiding Light The Big StoryDesign on a DimeSeven Little Monsters 10:30 a.m.<10:20> w/ John Gibson Style StarMovie: <:44> Reading Rainbow 11 a.m.General Hospital Headline NewsSportsCenterE! News Live Stalag 17 JoJoÂ’s CircusEmeril Live11:30 a.m.<11:10> NBC Nightly NewsBlind DateRolie Polie OlienoonRollerABC World NewsPTIMy Wife & Kids Dora the ExplorerCollege Basketball12:30 p.m.Judge JudyCBS Evening NewsNBA ActionGirlfriendsBlueÂ’s Clues Duke1 p.m.TodayThe NewshourNBADawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Little Bill at1:30 p.m.with Jim Lehrer Phoenix 2010 Bear in the Big Blue Virginia Tech2 p.m. Hannity & Colmes at Judging AmyBarney & FriendsCollege Basketball2:30 p.m.Miami Movie: <:49>Play with Sesame Louisiana Lafayette3 p.m.Lilo & StitchAnderson CooperPassions WhatÂ’s Eating Funniest Videos at3:30 p.m.Oh Yeah! Cartoons 360 NBA Gilbert Grape Full House Western Kentucky4 p.m.SabrinaAnderson Cooper Dallas ERPokemonABC World News4:30 p.m.NBA Inside Stuff 360 at Yu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.Jeopardy!Larry King Live Seattle AliasThe DirectorsDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.Roller Rocket Power NBC Nightly News6 p.m.Rita CosbyInside the NBASimpsonsEbert & RoeperSpongeBobAmerican Idol6:30 p.m.Live & Direct RaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents7 p.m.Two & a Half MenHeadline NewsSportsCenterAmerican IdolMovie:ThatÂ’s So RavenLost7:30 p.m.Joey/Window on the Atoll(7:50pm)Tavis Smiley Auditions BasicAll That! 8 p.m.MediumHardballPGAJ.A.G.Joan of ArcadiaJeopardy8:30 p.m.with Chris MatthewsBuick Invitational: Movie: <:53> ESPNews9 p.m.C.S.I. MiamiOÂ’Reilly Factor First Round 48 Hours Mystery The Matrix SabrinaHeadline News 9:30 p.m. SabrinaPaci c Report10 p.m.RollerNightlineFriendsFresh PrinceThe O.C.10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowBusiness ReportSeinfeld Familiy Ties11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno American MorningSportsCenterThe Daily ShowMovie: 7th HeavenThe Apprentice:11:30 p.m.The Late Show Colbert Report61* Martha StewartFriday


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 9All programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Sports Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightThe Late ShowAmerican MorningNFL LiveLate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongeBobPrimetime12:30 a.m.The Late Late Show ESPNews Conan OÂ’Brien Basic Fairly Oddparents 1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson NHLAmerican IdolMovie: <:22>ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Big Idea with Teams TBDRevenge of the All That!Tonight Show 2 a.m.Donnie Deutsch J.A.G. Nerds Joan of Arcadia w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Countdown with The Late Show 3 a.m.Keith Olbermann MSNBC Live48 Hours MysteryMovie:Sabrina w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Access HollywoodAround the Horn Basic SabrinaThe Late Late Show4 a.m.Headline News SportsCenterFriendsFresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30 a.m.Entertainment StudiosSeinfeld Movie: <:53> Family TiesThe Big Idea 5 a.m.RollerNFL LiveCarol Duvall ShowThe Matrix Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m. Room by RoomBarney & FriendsCountdown With6 a.m.TodayFOX News Live NFL Game ofBody ShapingSesame Street Keith Olbermann6:30 a.m. the Week The Right Fit Access Hollywood7 a.m.Inside the NFLThe ViewThe DirectorsBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m. Little BillEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneStudio B withTennisEmeril LiveEbert & RoeperCinderelmoGood Morning8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26> Shepard Smith Australian Open: E.T.America 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey Your World with MenÂ’s Semi nals #2 30 Minute MealsMovie: Movie: 9:30 a.m. <9:20>Neil Cavuto Easy EntertainingDanielle SteelÂ’sBarbie & the Magic 10 a.m.Guiding Light The Big StoryDecorating CentsMessage From Namof PegasusExtreme Homes10:30 a.m. <10:20> w/ John Gibson The Look for LessMovie: <:46> Xiaolin ShowdownDesigned To Sell11 a.m.General Hospital Headline NewsSportsCenterE! News Live Batman & Robin Xiaolin ShowdownLandscape Smart11:30 a.m.<11:10> NBC Nightly NewsBlind DateXiaolin ShowdownWeekend HandymannoonWindow on the Atoll /RollerABC World NewsNBAMy Wife & KidsXiaolin ShowdownNHL12:30 p.m.Judge JudyCBS Evening News Cleveland GirlfriendsXiaolin Showdown Minnesota1 p.m.TodayThe Newshour at DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Xiaolin Showdownat1:30 p.m.with Jim Lehrer Indiana Places in the Heart Movie: Columbus2 p.m. Hannity & ColmesJudging Amy DougÂ’s 1st Movie2:30 p.m.NBA ESPNews3 p.m.CatDogAnderson Cooper Minnesota PassionsMovie: <:10>Funniest VideosOutdoorsman3:30 p.m.ArchieÂ’s Mysteries 360 atSt. ElmoÂ’s Fire Full HouseUIM Powerboat4 p.m.Dave the BarbarianAnderson Cooper Houston ERPokemonABC World News4:30 p.m.The Shaman King360 Yu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.JeopardyLarry King LiveSportsCenterAliasInside the ActorÂ’sDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.Roller Studio Rocket Power NBC Nightly News6 p.m.Rita CosbyNFL LiveThe SimpsonsHollywood ShootoutSpongeBobStar Trek Voyager6:30 p.m.Live & Direct NBA FastbreakRaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents7 p.m.The O.C.Headline NewsSportsCenterAmericaÂ’s MostMovie:Wild ThornberrysCelebrity Poker7:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Wanted A Walk to American Dragon 8 p.m.The Apprentice:HardballPGANCIS Remember Atomic BettyAccess Hollywood8:30 p.m.Martha Stewartwith Chris MatthewsBuick Invitational: Movie: <:57> The Proud Family Weekend 9 p.m.PrimetimeOÂ’Reilly Factor Second Round Judging Amy Alien: Even StevensHeadline News9:30 p.m.ResurrectionWhat I Like About YouESPNews10 p.m.RollerNightlineFriendsSwitched!Blue Collar TV10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowBusiness Report Seinfeld Radio Free RoscoeOne on One11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno DatelineSportsCenterThe Daily ShowMovie:Fresh PrinceBoston Legal11:30 p.m.The Late Show Colbert Report Singles Family TiesSaturday


Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED Kwajalein Range Services 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 online 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, disc jockey, pizza delivery driver or catering/dining room worker, 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. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN I. HR Req. K031063. INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST, Information Technology. HR Req. K031035. Responsible for internal tracking of IT government property to include receiving, tagging, documentation, reporting and record keeping. Strong communication and computer skills required. KEAMS experience preferred. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, Junior-Senior High School, Education Services. Full time. HR Req. K031024. HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT II. Full time. Requires strong computer and communication skills to process large volume of HR documents and spreadsheets. Previous administrative assistant experience required. Will interface with all levels of employees and management. 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 years’ 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. 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. Full time. HR Req.s 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 NETWORK ENGINEER II–MO. HR Req 031227. OPTICS TECHNICIAN II. HR Req. 031231. OPTICS TECHNICIAN III.HR Req. 031229. OPTICS TECHNICIAN II. HR Req. 031249. SUPERVISOR PROVISIONS. HR Req. 030902 CONTRACT COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR. HR Req. 031209. TRAFFIC AGENT II. HR Req. 030658. ACCOUNTING CLERK II. HR Req. 031221. JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT. HR Req. 030890. INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST I. HR Req. 030880. MANAGEMENT AND STANDARDIZATION ANALYST I. HR Req. 030882. COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN III. HR Req. 031209. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN I. HR Req. 031203. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN II. Roi-Namur. HR Req. 031005. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN III. Roi-Namur. HR Req. 030669. FIELD ENGINEER I. HR Req. 030817. FIELD ENGINEER II. HR Req. 031149. FIELD ENGINEER II. Roi-Namur. HR Req. 030741. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST. HR Req. 030871. MANAGER, Retail Mechandising and Provisions. HR Req 031097. OPERATOR SPACE SURVEILLANCE. Roi-Namur, HR Req 031173. OPERATOR SPACE SURVEILLANCE. Roi-Namur. HR Req 030903. PROGRAMMER. HR Req. 031067. NETWORK ENGINEER IV. HR Req. 031105. PROJECT PLANNER III. HR Req. 031093. RF SAFETY SPECIALIST/FIELD ENGINEER II. HR Req. 031147. STORE SUPERVISOR. Roi-Namur. HR Req. 031065. STOREKEEPER II. Roi-Namur. HR Req. 031087. STYLIST/BEAUTICIAN. HR Req. 031211. TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN III. HR Req. 030965. SOFTWARE ENGINEER I/DATA ANALYST. CONUS. HR Req. 031191. FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031157. FIELD ENGINEER II. HR Req. 031245. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MANAGER. HR Req. 031203. ELECTRICIAN III. HR Req. 030854. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031159. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN II. HR Req. 031259. 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. HARDWARE ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031187. FIELD ENGINEER I, HR Req. 031189. AIRSCAN PACIFICAVIATION SAFETY TECHNICIAN. Contract position. Unaccompanied. Assist in administration of the aviation safety program in accordance with Army, FAA and ES&H procedures. Assist with investigations and safety and health surveys. Conduct safety and orientation training for personnel. Bachelor's degree in related eld preferred. E-mail resum to: BANK For consideration, submit your resume online at For more information, contact the personnel department at or call the Banking Center manager at 52292/52142. Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer. 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. WANTED MARINE PROPANE stove, with or without oven. Call David 52283, work or 54698, home. TWO COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS. “Becoming a Master Student” by David Ellis, Concise 10th edition and “The Interpersonal Communication Book” by Joseph A. Devito, 10th edition. Please call Scott at 59314. EMPTY BLUE wine bottles. Call Sandy, 54152. LOST OLYMPUS D545 zoom digital camera at Yuk Club, Sunday night. Call 50733 or 53523. BLACK GLASS case with two pair of clip-on sunglasses. Call 59020. FOUND BLACK CAMERA case at Post Of ce on Jan. 17. Call 53760. BLACK WETSUIT, size medium, on Lagoon Road. Call Elizabeth, 54457. FOR SALE MANY LARGE and small plants. Stop by Quarters 497B to see or call 58954. PCS SALE. 36-inch Panasonic TV, $450; Zenith DVD/VCR surround sound system, $200; Panasonic full-size microwave, $65; cordless 900 MHz, phone/ answering machine, $50; Everlast 80 pound heavy bag with boxing gloves, $95; Burley deluxe bike trailer, new, $300; Work Model 64 aluminum cargo bike trailer, $300. Too much to list. Call 54545. BEANIE BABIES: Bongo the Monkey, $3.75; Siam the Siamese Cat, $2; Pouch the Kangaroo, $2.75; Sammie the tie-dyed Bear, $3; Quackers the Duck, $3; Snort the Red Bull, $3. Call Steve, 51298. GEORGE FOREMAN family-size grill, Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine, new, perfect for bachelor quarters room, paid $75 plus $20 for the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine Cookbook, includes a special cleaning sponge for grill, $60. Call Sue, 53593.B.O.B. SPORT UTILITY running stroller, good condition, kept inside, used twice, paid $349, will sell for $200, Call 51279. PANASONIC 27-inch at-screen TV, available the end of January, $250; Sauder shoe storage, $10; Sauder nightstand/drawers, two available, $10 each; outside storage container, $50; bar stool/chair, two available, $15 each; Hyperlite Wakeskate, $30; Krups


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 11The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia a 225-foot buoy tender, will conduct an open house event, 2:30-4 p.m., on Saturday. The event will be at Echo Pier with access through Dock Security Checkpont. Time subject to change.dual coffee and espresso maker, $25. Call Noel, 54836, home or 53647, work. PCS sale. New highest grade loop indoor/outdoor carpet 12 x 20 foot, $200; like new glass patio table and four cushion chairs, $75; used boogie boards; computer desk and chair; snorkel gear; three Kwaj bikes (two adult, one 20 inch), and four wooden stools. 55312 or 51044. PCS Sale. Dishwasher; TVs; blinds; plants; silverware; vacuum cleaners; bound carpets; iron; ironing board; water lters; water distiller; pizelle maker; king and twin comforter sets; lumber; fold-up canvas chairs; and King-size TempurPedic mattress for sale, it’s expensive, but this space-age memoryfoam mattress is great for a bad back, $2,000. Call 59363. TODDLER'S BED FRAME, white, $15; beige vertical blinds for 400 housing, $10 per set; 3 foot round trampoline, $8; plastic extendable fencing, $20; Rival ice cream maker, $20. Call 54210. GNC 100 PERCENT chocolate whey protein powder, 96 ounces, $15; GNC cold-milled axseed, 15 ounces, $5; set of four metal trays, $5; Hoover handheld wet/dry vacuum with attachments, $10; wireless keyboard and mouse, new, still in box, $35; smoothie blender and server, used once, $25. Call 54421, days, or 59801, after 5 p.m. COMMUNITY NOTICES The Youth Action Council will meet at 7 p.m., tonight, in the elementary school music room. Please come to identify and address youth related concerns and issues. Contribute new ideas to existing youth programs and become better informed about youth programs and services on Kwajalein. Questions? Call Joy Sims, CYS coordinator, 53606. THE KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport Fishing Club monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m., tonight, at the Paci c Club. KWAJALEIN HIGH SCHOOL is accepting student activity information forms for the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Students need to have a 3.0 grade point average to qualify. Questions? Call Ann Elise Peterson, 52011. Deadline is Saturday. ALANON MEETS AT 5:30 p.m., Thursdays, in the hospital conference room. For information, call 55362. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 a.m., every Sunday, in PBQ Room 250, second oor. For information, call 51143. C h r i s t i a n W o m e n ’ s Christian Women’s F e l l o w s h i p B i b l e s t u d y Fellowship Bible study, “ E x p e r i e n c i n g t h e H e a r t “Experiencing the Heart o f J e s u s ” w i l l b e a t of Jesus,” will be at 9 a m F r i d a y a t 9 a.m., Friday, at Q u a r t e r s 2 2 3 B Quarters 223-B. I f y o u w o u l d l i k e If you would like t o j o i n t h i s 1 0 w e e k s t u d y o r w o u l d l i k e t o k n o w to join this 10-week study or would like to know m o r e a b o u t i t c a l l L o r a 5 4 1 8 6 more about it, call Lora, 54186. Come to Grace Sherwood Library for the rst book draw of 2006. We have “Uncle Wiggly’s Story Book” for the children and a box set of Jack London stories for adults. Sign up by Monday.


Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 The Kwajalein HourglassSun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Thursday 0710/1853 0326/1517 0140, 3.4' 0720, 2.0' 1410, 4.7' 2050, 1.6' Friday 0710/1854 0429/1620 0240, 3.7' 0820, 1.6' 1500, 5.2' 2140, 1.1' Saturday 0710/1854 0533/1726 0330, 4.1' 0910, 1.2' 1540, 5.7' 2220, 0.6' 12 RTS WeatherTonight: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 1520 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Winds: NE-E at 15-20 knots. Friday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Winds: NE-E at 15-20 knots Saturday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Winds: NE-E at 15-20 knots. Annual rain total: 3.93 inches Annual deviation: 0.03 inches Call 54700 for updated forecasts or Photos are neededNewest environmental standards are approvedU.S. Embassy, Republic of the Marshall Islands News ReleaseOn Jan. 12 the Republic of the Marshall Islands Cabinet approved the newest revisions to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll’s environmental oversight regulations, called the “USAKA Environmental Standards.” The approval followed a brie ng to the Cabinet on the revisions, introduced by U.S. Ambassador Greta Morris and presented by the UES Project Team CoChairs, Randy Gallien of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and John McCarroll of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The UES are the product of a sixteen-year long team effort between the U.S. Army, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the RMI Environmental Protection Authority to forge a consensus document for the environmental oversight of U.S. activities at USAKA. Required by the Compact of Free Association, as amended, the UES serve as the environmental protection governing standard for both U.S. activities at USAKA and USAKA activities within the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Standards must undergo periodic review; any proposed revisions must be approved by the governments of both the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Each year since 1995, the UES Project Team has met to update the document and then brief the U.S. Government and the RMI Cabinet about suggested procedural and substantive changes to the UES. This year’s revisions were proposed at the USAKA Environmental Standards and Procedures 9th Annual Review Meeting, held in Washington D.C. on February 24-25, 2005. As both the U.S. Government and RMI Cabinet have approved this year’s proposed revisions, following the January 12th Cabinet briefing U.S. Ambassador Greta Morris and RMI Minister of Foreign Affairs Gerald Zackios signed their approval of the revisions on behalf of their respective governments. The 2005 revisions include: • Strengthened procedural requirements for a Document of Environmental Protection (DEP), the UES mechanism for permitting consultation • Updated water quality criteria for salinity • Revised separation distance for incompatible gas cylinders • Revised hazardous waste and waste petroleum products de nitions • Modi ed inspection requirement for storage areas on uninhabited islands • Expanded list of agencies designated to review changes to the USAKA Historic Preservation Plan The implementation and review of the UES continues to be a successful effort from several perspectives: strong environmental protection standards are in place for USAKA; compliance with the standards – both in letter and spirit – is resulting in environmental improvements at USAKA; and the process of standards development and implementation is a collaborative one between the RMI and U.S. The RMIEPA and other RMI of cials have been full partners in UES development and implementation from the beginning. This involvement and the spirit of consensus that the UES represents bene t both countries and the environment. As a result of the UES, the environment of Kwajalein Atoll used by the U.S. is being protected to an extremely high degree — using standards consistent with environmental protection within the U.S. and RMI. The 2005 revisions to the standards will result in more transparent oversight by government agencies in both the U.S. and RMI, and better implementation of the UES by the U.S. Army.For the photography exhibit March 5-6, in the high school mulit-purpose room. Call Dave Harris, 51133 or 51191, for exhibitor's package.