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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 www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html ( K w a j a l e i n J o b C o r p s m e m b e r s b u i l d a s a n d c a s t l e d u r i n g o n e o f t h e i r (Kwajalein Job Corps members build a sandcastle during one of their l a s t a c t i v i t i e s o n i s l a n d F o r m o r e o n t h e J o b C o r p s s e e P a g e 5 ) last activities on island. For more on the Job Corps, see Page 5.) ( 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)

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2 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: 2,000 E-mai: hourglass@kls.usaka.smdc.army. milCommanding 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 See DEMOCRACY, Page 16 T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass Commentary Does it look like democracy to you?It has often been said that the only time there will be peace in the Palestinian-Israeli con ict is when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate the Israelis. Apparently, going by the results of their recent election, they haven’t reached that point yet. In what is being called a disaster for the Middle East, the Palestinians voted overwhelmingly for the organization called Hamas to run their government. The short version is that Hamas is a terrorist organization that sends children and young teens to kill themselves and slaughter Israelis. They have red rockets into Israeli neighborhoods and towns, killing hundreds of people. They hate the western world and want nothing short of the complete eradication of Israel. They are vicious and brutal and now they run a government. On the face of it, any chance for peace between Palestine and Israel is now completely gone. But, it was a democratic election. Is this the future of democracy in the Middle East? There are two things that above all else are the heart and soul of the Arab world. Islam and hatred of Israel. Islam takes the place of nationality in that part of the world. An Arab doesn’t identify himself as a Saudi or a Regulations govern entry/exit of visitorsThe article in Saturday’s issue, Fishing prohibited in some atoll waters, quoted Suzanne Pyle as saying there are “no endangered species at USAKA”. This is incorrect. It should have said there are no endangered sh species at USAKA. Pyle would like to add, “There are endangered species that are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act within USAKA, RMI, including the dugong, as well as several species of sea turtles and whales.” The Hourglass regrets the error. Classi ed ad deadlines are: Noon Saturday for Wednesday's paper Noon Thursday for Saturday's paperCertain areas, due to their strategic nature or for purposes of defense, are subject to restrictions regarding the free entry of persons, ships, and aircraft. Such restrictions are imposed for defense purposes because of the unique strategic nature of the area and for the protection of the United States Government military bases, stations, facilities, other installations, personnel, property, and equipment. USAKA/ RTS is one of these areas. For this reason we have regulations that govern the entry and exit of of cial and unof cial visitors to Kwajalein Atoll. Last year we started revising the access control policy. USAKA Regulation 190-10 is now signed. We are ready to implement the new regulation. It will provide for fewer opportunities for unauthorized individuals to gain access to this closed military installation. I am charged with ensuring that restrictions are in place to mitigate personal and intelligence risk. Effective immediately, USAKA Reg 190-10 implements phase two of the USAKA Access Phase Plan initiated in January 2005. Signi cant changes are: • The Community Exchange, Employment Access and Religious Access Programs are now rolled into the Commute List Program. • C-Badge workers and domestic workers will no longer be authorized to bring their dependent children to Kwajalein unless the children are sponsored under one of the authorized access programs. • Childcare workers must be 18 years of age to be considered for employment. USAKA/RTS personnel seeking the services of a childcare worker must have a family member less than 13 years of age. • House sitting by domestic workers is no longer authorized. • The number of RMI teams has increased in the Sports Programs. • Unauthorized personnel arriving at Kwajalein proper will be escorted off island at their own expense. USAKA will accept no liability by authorizing transportation off island via government owned/operated means. My primary concern is to provide a safe and secure environment for the residents of USAKA/RTS and the surrounding communities within the Atoll. I believe this revision is a step in the right direction. For a full reading, the new regulation can be found by accessing KARDS.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006exact cause of the problem, but it is certain that we had a catastrophic failure of the generator on engine No. 7. At the same time, we lost our coolant pressure. This coolant system provides all seven engines with the coolant required to keep our engines operating within speci ed parameters. Losing the coolant pressure resulted in the overheating of the remaining two engines, and they shut themselves down to prevent damage. Other than the failed generator and the coolant pressure loss, the remaining systems operated properly to protect the equipment at the power plant by shutting it down, which put the island in complete blackout,” added. While the power plant operators may not yet know exactly what the problem was, they are working to investigate and keep it from happening again. According to Martin, “The second failure was on a generator that was rebuilt a short time ago, and has only been in operation for a few months. We are still in our investigation to the root cause of the problem. Once we understand why it happened, we will proceed with adjusting maintenance plans, or make changes to the equipment to improve reliability. At the same time Martin acknowledged that it is not possible to eliminate every failure opportunity that would result in an engine dropping of ine. “The Kwajalein Power Plant has a vast preventive maintenance scheme. Despite the best maintenance prac-3Lights out See OUTAGE, Page 16 Island experiences two power outages Sunday Hourglass reportsAs most Kwajalein residents know, the island lost electric power on Sunday, for some locations, twice. Two outages occurred at the island’s power plant. The rst at 12:52 p.m., which affected many residents and some retail facilities, required only about 6 minutes for recovery. The second was at 8:48 p.m., and the entire island went dark for about half an hour. Rod Martin, supervisor for the Kwajalein Power Plant, described this as “the typical amount of time for the procedure to restore complete power from total blackout.” Why did it happen? The answer is not as simple as one might think. In order to explain the outage, Martin explained a little bit about the power plant. “A decision was made early last year to go to a three engine con guration during non-mission times. This allows the power plant to run engines more ef ciently, decreases the hours on each engine per year and saves money on fuel. When an engine drops of ine, we have lost one-third of our power generating potential. At most times, two engines cannot keep up with the entire power demand of the island. In order to prevent overload to the remaining two engines, electricity to sections of the island is dropped off in a prescribed priority order. As you might expect, mission-critical facilities are the last and residential / retail facilities are the rst to drop of ine. It takes only a few minutes to start another engine and to restore power to those affected areas,” he explained. So why did recovery from the second outage take so much longer? According to Martin each power loss was caused by something different. “The rst outage was due to an anomaly that we have experienced in the past. This is due to a mechanical problem we are having with one of the engines,” he said. The second outage was not so routine. “We are still investigating the tices, there is still the occasion of an unplanned component failure.” However, the plant does have a rather impressive record. The last time it had loss of power to the island was in April of 2005. So what should residents do if the power goes out? “It is greatly discouraged for residents to call [the power plant] during an outage. In most cases, loss of power to the residential and retail areas of the island are power plant problems. The power plant does not employ anyone to answer the telephone. This means that the operator has to interrupt recovery protocol in order to answer the phone. The operators must complete a complex series of events and in the proper timing in order to successfully restore power quickly. In general, unless there is an issue of grave importance or safety, a resident should wait 10-15 minutes before calling anyone. If it is a power plant problem, we will normally have power restored by that time anyway. After that time, if the problem seems isolated to their location, they should call the service desk at 5-3550 to report that problem. If they see that the entire island is in the dark, there is absolutely no need to call because the power plant is already urry of activity,” Martin said. Power plant employees have plenty of work to do. “The operators at the power plant get many alarms for events that our customer will never even know occurred. The great majority of the time, it never results in an outage or any other outward sign of trouble. It is a regular ‘sound and lights show’ at the power plant when there is any power plant related loss of service anywhere on the island. The power plant is made aware of the problem immediately. Our protocol requires immediate action, and our trained operators know what they need to do to restore power. For our two outages on Sunday, the operators

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4By Robert Gray Contributing writer Cub Scout Pack 135 held its annual Pinewood Derby race on Monday in the multi-purpose room. A total of 23 Scouts competed in the Scout Race, four siblings competed in the Open Division, and six special guests competed in the rst Pack 135 Celebrity Challenge. Each year, father/ son teams start with not much more than a simple block of wood. Three blisters, two splinters and an ounce or two of sawdust in the eyes later they are ready to compete in the competition of a lifetime. The sons get pretty excited about it, too. The racers line up three abreast on an old wooden track. At the count of three, the starting gate drops and the wooden speedsters roll off on their way to the nish line. Approximately three seconds later, the car with all the weight in the right place and the lowest drag will cross the nish line rst, activating the infrared sensor, illuminating the rst place light over the nish line, causing a roar of cheers to erupt throughout the room. Six organizations showed up to support the Scouts through their participation in the rst Celebrity Challenge. From U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Chief Warrant Of cer Steve Simpson entered his Army of One car. AirScan Paci c’s technical team of Will Timmons, Roy Howard and Mike Hendrix entered their creation Black Project. A little friendly church competition heated up between The Rev. John Sheehan, Roman Catholic priest and the Rev. Rick Funk, Protestant chaplain. But most of the excitement centered on Kwajalein Police Department’s stylish D.A.R.E. car and the re department’s meticulous rendering of a re engine. These were easily two of the best-crafted vehicles in our race’s history. The victors in the Scout race were: Tiger’s Gavin Vannoy, rst; Jacob Greer, second; and Bryce Wilhelm, third. For the Wolf’s, Noah Gray, rst; Chris Kulig, second; and Wayland Sanborn, third, took home honors, and Landin Davis, rst; Logan Everts, second; and Ethan Frazier, third, placed in the Bears. Rounding it out were Webelos Austin Butler, rst; Cory Corbett, second; and Asa Thomas, third. The top six nishers went on to compete in the grand nals where Gray, Kulig and Davis were ruled the track’s champions for 2006. Taking home the rst Celebrity Challenge trophy was Sheehan with his ‘Divine Intervention’ car with an average scale speed of 188.7 mph. AirScan came in second at 184.9 and the re department was third at 182.2. The re department was immediately cited by KPD for speeding, and the rest of the competitors were given a suspended bar. One of the major highlights of the day Feeling a need for speed Father/son teams compete in Scout’s Pinewood Derbywas when Capt. Jeff Mullin of KPD presented Cub Master Robert Gray with a check for $350 toward the purchase of a new Pinewood Derby track. The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost program of youth character development and values-based leadership training and has been recognized as such by the U.S. Congress and the president of the United States, in both legislation and Army regulation. The success of our program is completely dependent on support from our community. The Scouts of Pack 135 would like to express our extreme gratitude to all the hard working members of the KPD who so generously contributed to our program. We would also like to thank Chugach for its $100 contribution, as well as all the other adults who tirelessly contribute their time and energy. Without this support we would not be able to provide tomorrow’s leaders with this invaluable experience. Thank you. And, we’ll see you again for next year’s race. Brett Ritchey and other members of Troop 135 prepare for the Pinewood Derby. (Photo by Don Corbett)

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K w a j a l e i n J o b C o r p s p r e p a r e s t o b i d i s l a n d f a r e w e l Kwajalein Job Corps prepares to bid island farewel l l a s as p r o g r a m i s m o v e d t o n e w H a w a i i a n l o c a t i o n program is moved to new Hawaiian location H a n c e l l y P o u n d Hancelly Pound M i n a M i c h e a l Mina Micheal J o m i l a B u n g i t a k Jomila Bungitak W h i t n e y A t t a d i Whitney Attadi J o t y l a J o h n n y Jotyla Johnny S t e v e I s a a c Steve Isaac By Elizabeth Davie Reporter A fter 18 year’s of service to the Republic of the Marshall Islands people, Job Corps will say goodbye Monday. All 30 remaining Job corps members will y to Maui, Hawaii to continue training. According to their Web site, Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives. Of the 120 Job Corps, Kwajalein’s is the only preparatory course. Brian Daher, acting regional director, San Francisco, said, “The program itself is not changing.” It is just being moved. Job Corps’ mission is to attract eligible young adults, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education. Diane Swanby, an academic instructor for Job See JOB CORPS, Page 6

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 J o e y J e l k e Joey Jelke W a y n e T y p h o o n Wayne Typhoon J u l i e t K o r o k Juliet Korok M o n a l i s a J a c k l i c k Monalisa Jacklick C l a n t o n A b i j a Clanton Abija B a l a r i o I j a i Balario Ijai R o l d e n A s t a Rolden Asta K e y o l i n a K e y n e Keyolina Keyne M e b a M a l o l o Meba Malolo Corps on Kwaj, says she is going to miss her job. “It is the best job I have ever had. It is very ful lling. These are students who want to learn, they don’t have to. Everyday you wake up you can’t wait to see them,” she said. During the three to four month prep course, Swanby said the instructors taught them reading, English as a second language, math and special topics such as cultural diversity. Members of the Kwaj Job Corps had nothing but good things to say about the program. “Job Corps has taught me a lot more than I ever expected with in only a month. Job Corps taught me how to prepare myself before transferring to Hawaii or the mainland,” said Tyler Shrew, Job Corps member. “Most of all Job Corps taught me to keep trying for JOB CORPS, from Page 5

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 7 See LINDBORG, Page 6 R u t h a n n M a i k a Ruthann Maika K i m b e r l y L o k b o j Kimberly Lokboj A l b e r t R e i m e r s Albert Reimers T y l e r S h r e w Tyler Shrew R i h a r t I o s i a Rihart Iosia J a c o b J o h n Jacob John R o s a n n i a A n e j Rosannia Anej S e i k o R i n g Seiko Ring J o h a n n a B u l l e s Johanna Bulles things I didn’t think I could achieve,” said Clanton Abija. When asked what he would miss the most Abija said, “Mostly I will miss reading Dan Adler’s commentaries.” Many of the members expressed their thanks to the Job Cops staff and community. “I will miss the staff. S e e J O B C O R P S P a g e 8 See JOB CORPS, Page 8

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JOB CORPS, from Page 7 D o n n y B u l e l e Donny Bulele A n d e r s o n H a m p t o n Anderson Hampton C h r i s t i a n n J a c k l i c k Christiann Jacklick L a n t o e L o e a k Lantoe Loeak G a b r i e l L o m a e Gabriel Lomae G l o r i a A i r a m Gloria Airam C r y s t a l S a m u e l Crystal Samuel “Job Corps has taught me eveything like English and math. My English is really improving and can talk with others. Job Corps will help me through college and to get a job.” — Keyolina Keyne “I will miss my teachers, family, friends and some of the things I used to do here at Kwjalein Job Corps like having fun with my friends and teachers. — Whitney Attadi They were the best teachers I have met. They really helped me a lot on my training. Thank you all for your help and support,” said Albert Reimers. “I will always leave a space in my heart for all of you,” Lantoe Loeak said of his instructors. Even though the members will be leaving Monday, Job Corps Kwajalein has made a difference. “Yesterday, I was a dreamer. Today, I am lled with education and tomorrow…I will be a leader,” Reimers said.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 9 U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll draft Document of Environmental Protection for Air emissions from major stationary sources. The USAKA Environmental standards require that the operating parameters of USAKA activities, with the potential to affect the public health and environment, must be de ned in a Document of Environmental Protection. The standards further provide that regulatory agencies and the public be allowed to review and comment on a draft DEP. The draft DEP for air emissions from major stationary sources, January 2006, describes the emissions of air pollutants from existing major stationary sources, and the construction and operation of new stationary sources at USAKA. This draft DEP establishes operational limitations for major air emission sources to maintain air quality standards. The public is invited to review and comment on this draft DEP. This draft DEP and the USAKA environmental standards are available for review at the Grace Sherwood Library, the Roi-Namur Library, Notice of enviromental draft availabilityand the Alele Museum and Library in Majuro. Questions regarding the draft DEP can be directed to: Kenneth Sims, USAKA Environmental Management Officer, USAKA 58889. Written comments can be directed to: Commander U. S. Army Kwajalein Atoll ATTN: SMDC-RDTC-TEK-W P.O. Box 26 APO, AP 96555-2526 A period of at least 30 days will be provided for public comment. Comments should be postmarked no later than March 3, 2006. Hourglass reportsAccording to an e-mail sent out by Kwajalein Range Services Information Technology department, Dell has issued a recall notice for certain batteries for their laptop computers. The batteries can overheat and become a re risk. According to the manufacturer, the batteries were sold between Oct. 5, 2004 through Oct. 13, 2005. The company said that a total of three cases of overheating were reported, which involved damage to tabletops and desktops. The batteries were sold in 18 notebook models of the Inspiron, Latitude, Precision and XPS Gen 2 series. The recall covers the Latitude models D410, D505, D510, D600, D610, D800 and D810; the Inspiron models 510M, 600M, 6000, 8600, 9200, 9300 and XPS Gen 2 as well as the mobile workstations M20 and M70. According to Dell, the batteries in question came with notebooks, but were sold as optional secondary batteries for prices between $99 and $179 and were Dell recalls batteries for laptop computerssent to customers as part of service calls. Dell did not release a range of serial numbers of the recalled batteries, but advised customers who could have bought a device with a defective battery to have the identi cation number ready when contacting Dell for a possible replacement. The Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published images of the recalled batteries to assist Dell notebook owners to determine, if their batteries are affected. According to Trish Wildfang, IT manager, people in possession of a government Dell laptop are requested to remove the battery and look for a white sticker that has an identi cation number. Once employees have that number, it should be e-mailed to IT and include both the identi cation number from the battery and also the model of the laptop so they can contact Dell and determine if the battery is included in the recall. Wildfang also suggests all home users with Dell laptops check their personal computers and contact Dell to ensure safety. Army News service A new training device is being developed by Coalition Forces Land Component Command in Kuwait to reduce or eliminate injury or death suffered by troops involved in Humvee rollovers in theater. The device evolved from a comment by then-commander of U.S. Forces Command, Gen. Larry Ellis, following the deaths of three Soldiers Dec. 8, 2003, when their Stryker overturned into a canal, said Chief Warrant Of cer Rik Cox, FORSCOM Rollover simulator being tested in Kuwaitsafety of cer. HEAT based on `Dunker' “The aviators train on the Dilbert Dunker, why can’t we do something like that for the ground troops?” Ellis said, according to Cox. That comment was the impetus for the FORSCOM Safety Office to investigate expanding the helicopter egress training device into a ground-based program called the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer or HEAT, said Cox, HEAT FORSCOM project organizer. Cox got the go-ahead in March 2005 to develop a device based on the Dilbert Dunker, a Navy Aviator training device that teaches aircrews how to escape following a ditching at sea. He said the first Soldier was hanging upside down from his seatbelt in the rst HEAT prototype built by U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in September 2005. AMC techs in Kuwait upgrade trainer With a photo of the rst prototype, Forward Repair Activity, Army See ROLLOVER, Page 13

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10All 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 MorningESPNewsLate Night withMovie: (cont.) SpongeBobExtreme Makeover:12:30 a.m.The Late Late Show SportsCenter Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:43>Fairly Oddparents Home Edition1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson Enterprise Serpico As Told by GingerPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Big Idea with ESPNews The Amanda ShowTonight Show 2 a.m.Donnie Deutsch College BasketballLostEverwood w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Countdown with Florida The Late Show 3 a.m.Keith Olbermann MSNBC Live at WWE Raw!12th AnnualSister, Sister w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Access Hollywood Mississippi Screen Actors Guild 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.RollerSportsCenterCarol Duvall ShowMovie:Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m.Room by Room Blue Crash Barney & 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 The ViewThe EntertainersBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m. Little BillEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneStudio B withThe Hot ListEmeril LiveBehind the ScenesBlueÂ’s CluesESPNews8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26> Shepard Smith The Hot List E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey Your World withNFL Live30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30 a.m. <9:20>Neil Cavuto Jim RomeFood 911 The Wrong Girl JoJoÂ’s CircusAmerica10 a.m.Guiding Light The Big StoryAround the HornMy First PlaceFranklin 10:30 a.m.<10:20> w/ John Gibson PTIFoody CallMovie: <:43> Reading Rainbow 11 a.m.General Hospital Headline NewsSportsCenterE! News Live Raging Bull JoJoÂ’s CircusEmeril Live11:30 a.m.<11:10> NBC Nightly NewsBlind DateRolie Polie OlienoonRollerABC World NewsCollege BasketballMy Wife & KidsDora the ExplorerCollege Basketball12:30 p.m.Judge JudyCBS Evening News Notre Dame GirlfriendsBlueÂ’s Clues Iowa1 p.m.TodayThe Newshour at DawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Little Bill vs .1:30 p.m.with Jim Lehrer West Virginia One True Thing Bear in the Big Blue Purdue2 p.m. Hannity & ColmesCollege BasketballJudging AmyBarney & FriendsCollege Basketball2:30 p.m.Duke Play with Sesame Texas3 p.m.Aah! Real MonstersAnderson Cooper at PassionsMovie: <:04>Funniest Videos vs .3:30 p.m.RockoÂ’s Modern 360 Boston College Jubal Full House Missouri4 p.m.SpongeBobAnderson CooperSportsCenterERPokemonABC World News4:30 p.m.Batman Beyond 360 Yu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.JeopardyLarry King LiveNFL LiveAliasTrue HollywoodDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.RollerNBA Fastbreak Story Rocket Power NBC Nightly News6 p.m.Rita CosbySportsCenterThe SimpsonsComing AttractionsSpongeBobThe 44006:30 p.m.Live & Direct RaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents7 p.m.2006 State of theHeadline NewsSportsCenterAmerican IdolMovie:Even StevensAmerican Idol7:30 p.m.Union Address Tavis Smiley Auditions Scooby-doo Kenan & Kel8 p.m.HardballNHLVeronica MarsGilmore GirlsJeopardy8:30 p.m.with Chris Matthews Teams TBD Movie: <:41> ESPNews9 p.m.Extreme Makeover:OÂ’Reilly Factor The Closer The Core DegrassiHeadline News 9:30 p.m.Home Edition DegrassiPaci c Report10 p.m.RollerNightlineFriendsFresh PrinceTwo & a Half Men10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowBusiness ReportSportsCenterSeinfeldFamily TiesJoey11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno American MorningThe Daily Show Movie: 7th HeavenMedium11:30 p.m.The Late Show NFL LiveColbert Report Orange County Thursday

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 11All 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 MorningESPNewsLate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongeBobC.S.I. Miami12:30 a.m.The Late Late Show NFL Total Access Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:37>Farily Oddparents1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson American Idol The Cowboys Even StevensPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Big Idea with NBA Auditions Kenan & KelTonight Show 2 a.m.Donnie Deutsch Teams TBD Veronica MarsGilmore Girls w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Countdown with The Late Show 3 a.m.Keith Olbermann MSNBC LiveThe CloserMovie:Degrassi w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Access Hollywood Scooby-doo DegrassiThe Late Late Show4 a.m.Headline News SportsCenterFriendsFresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30 a.m.Entertainment StudiosSeinfeld Movie: <:41> Family TiesThe Big Idea 5 a.m.Roller Carol Duvall The Core Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m.Room by RoomBarney & FriendsCountdown With6 a.m.TodayDaysideBody ShapingSesame Street Keith Olbermann 6:30 a.m. The Right FitAccess Hollywood 7 a.m.FOX News Live The ViewTrue HollywoodBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m. Story Little BillEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneStudio B withThe Hot ListEmeril LiveComing AttractionsBlueÂ’s CluesESPNews8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26> Shepard Smith The Hot List E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey Your World withNFL Live30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30 a.m. <9:20>Neil Cavuto Jim RomeLow Carb & LovinÂ’ it Danielle SteelÂ’s JoJoÂ’s CircusAmerica 10 a.m.Guiding Light The Big StoryAround the HornDesign on a Dime Family Album Franklin 10:30 a.m.<10:20> w/ John Gibson PTIStyle StarMovie: <:45> Reading Rainbow 11 a.m.General Hospital Headline NewsSportsCenterE! News Live Tomorrow Never JoJoÂ’s CircusEmeril Live11:30 a.m.<11:10> NBC Nightly NewsBlind Date Dies Rolie Polie OlienoonRollerABC World NewsSuper Bowl XXXIVMy Wife & Kids Dora the ExplorerCollege Basketball12:30 p.m.Judge JudyCBS Evening NewsNBA ActionGirlfriendsBlueÂ’s Clues N Carolina1 p.m.TodayThe NewshourNBADawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Little Bill at1:30 p.m.with Jim Lehrer Cleveland Terms of Bear in the Big Blue Maryland2 p.m. Hannity & Colmes at Judging Amy Endearment Barney & FriendsNFL:2:30 p.m.Miami Play with Sesame 40 Minutes that3 p.m.Dragon yAnderson CooperPassionsMovie: <:25>Funniest Videos De ne the Super3:30 p.m.Oh Yeah! Cartoons 360 NBA Antz Full House Bowl4 p.m.SabrinaAnderson Cooper San Antonio ERPokemonABC World News4:30 p.m.Nick News 360 at Yu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.Jeopardy!Larry King Live Golden State AliasThe DirectorsDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.Roller David Mamet 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 I SpyAll That! 8 p.m.MediumHardballCollege BasketballJ.A.G.Joan of ArcadiaJeopardy8:30 p.m.with Chris Matthews George Washington Movie: <:46> ESPNews9 p.m.C.S.I. MiamiOÂ’Reilly Factor at 48 Hours Mystery The Sum of SabrinaHeadline News 9:30 p.m.Xavier All Fears SabrinaPaci c Report10 p.m.RollerNightlineSportsCenterFriendsFresh PrinceThe O.C.10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowBusiness ReportSeinfeld Familiy Ties11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno American MorningNFL LiveThe Daily ShowMovie: 7th HeavenSurvivor: Panama11:30 p.m.The Late ShowESPNewsColbert Report Misery Friday

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12All 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 Total AccessLate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongeBobThe Apprentice:12:30 a.m.The Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:49>Fairly Oddparents Martha Stewart1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson ESPNewsAmerican Idol Absence of Malice ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Big Idea with NHLAll That!Tonight Show 2 a.m.Donnie Deutsch Teams TBD J.A.G.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 Hollywood I Spy SabrinaThe Late Late Show4 a.m.Headline News SportsCenterFriendsFresh Prince with Craig Ferguson 4:30 a.m.Entertainment StudiosSeinfeld Movie: <:46> Family TiesThe Big Idea 5 a.m.RollerCarol Duvall ShowThe Sum of Play with Sesame with Donny Deutsch5:30 a.m.Room by Room All Fears Barney & FriendsCountdown With6 a.m.TodayFOX News Live Body ShapingSesame Street Keith Olberman6:30 a.m. The Right Fit Access Hollywood7 a.m.The ViewThe DirectorsBear in the Big BlueHeadline News 7:30 a.m. David Mamet Little BillEntertainment Studios8 a.m.Wheel of FortuneStudio B withThe Hot ListEmeril LiveEbert & RoeperBlueÂ’s CluesGood Morning8:30 a.m.Dr. Phil <8:26> Shepard Smith The Hot List E.T.Dora the ExplorerAmerica 9 a.m.Oprah Winfrey Your World withNFL Live30 Minute MealsMovie: Rolie Polie Olie 9:30 a.m. <9:20>Neil Cavuto Jim RomeEasy EntertainingDanielle SteelÂ’sJoJoÂ’s Circus 10 a.m.Guiding Light The Big StoryAround the HornDecorating CentsFamily AlbumFranklinExtreme Homes10:30 a.m. <10:20> w/ John Gibson PTIThe Look for LessMovie: <:45> Reading RainbowDesigned To Sell11 a.m.General Hospital Headline NewsSportsCenterE! News Live A KnightÂ’s Tale JoJoÂ’s CircusLandscape Smart11:30 a.m.<11:10> NBC Nightly NewsBlind DateRolie Polie OlieWeekend HandymannoonWindow on the Atoll /RollerABC World NewsMy Wife & KidsDora the ExplorerNHL12:30 p.m.Judge JudyCBS Evening NewsNBA ShootaroundGirlfriendsBlueÂ’s Clues Teams TBD1 p.m.TodayThe NewshourNBADawsonÂ’s CreekMovie: Little Bill1:30 p.m.with Jim Lehrer Detroit Used People Bear in the Big Blue2 p.m. Hannity & Colmes at Judging AmyBarney & Friends2:30 p.m.Philadelphia Play with SesameThe Outdoorsman3 p.m.CatDogAnderson CooperPassionsMovie: <:11>Funniest VideosFIM Motocross3:30 p.m.ArchieÂ’s Mysteries 360 NBA Iceman Full House Germany4 p.m.Scooby DooAnderson Cooper Minnesota ERPokemonABC World News4:30 p.m.The Shaman King360 at Yu-Gi-Oh!ESPNews5 p.m.JeopardyLarry King Live Portland AliasInside the ActorÂ’sDisneyÂ’s DougCBS Evening News5:30 p.m.Roller Studio Rocket Power NBC Nightly News6 p.m.Rita CosbySportsCenterThe SimpsonsHollywood ShootoutSpongeBobStar Trek Voyager6:30 p.m.Live & Direct RaymondE.T. Fairly Oddparents7 p.m.The O.C.Headline NewsSportsCenterAmericaÂ’s MostMovie:Wild ThornberrysCelebrity Poker7:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Wanted Chicken Run American Dragon 8 p.m.Survivor: PanamaHardballNHLNCISAtomic BettyCelebrity Poker8:30 p.m.with Chris Matthews Teams TBD Movie: <:40> The Proud Family 9 p.m.The Apprentice:OÂ’Reilly Factor Judging Amy The Legend of Even StevensHeadline News9:30 p.m.Martha Stewart Bagger VanceWhat I Like About YouESPNews10 p.m.RollerNightlineFriendsSwitched!Blue Collar TV10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowBusiness ReportSportsCenterSeinfeld Radio Free RoscoeOne on One11 p.m.W/ Jay Leno Dateline The Daily ShowMovie:Fresh PrinceBoston Legal11:30 p.m.The Late ShowNFL Live Colbert Report I Know What You Did Last Summer Family TiesSaturday

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 13Materiel Command technicians in Kuwait decided to take the idea and immediately design an upgraded prototype here in Kuwait. “We were presented with an idea to save troops’ lives,” said Christopher Turner, Forward Repair Activity, Army Materiel Command. To build the rst prototype in theater, Turner and Rickey Cline, FRA, AMC, acquired the Humvee shell, gear boxes and stand from the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Of ce and the retrograde yard and built it in one month. The equipment wasn’t going to be used; everything was used parts, so this saved the Army a lot of time and money to put together, Kline said. CFLCC now using prototype CFLCC is now using the prototype as a proactive measure to prevent future rollover accidents by applying the HEAT concept to train Soldiers in Kuwait and, eventually, to troops all over the Middle East region. The newly-built HEAT prototype is composed of a suspended Humvee cab mounted to an elevated M-1 engine maintenance stand raised on a trailer. The attached motor can turn the device 180 degrees in either direction in six seconds to simulate a humvee rolling over. “We took something that didn’t exist in theater and made it work,” Turner said. “We are now testing it to make sure it is going to save a Soldier’s life, which is what this is all about.” 250 rollover injuries in OIF Approximately 250 Soldiers have been severely injured in rollovers since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Another prototype is currently in production and will be tweaked pending any suggestions from trainers who have tested the initial model. In the near future, six HEAT simulators will be located at camps throughout Kuwait to train Soldiers. Troops got the opportunity to test out the simulator Jan. 23 at Camp Arifjan in conjunction with the CFLCC commanding general’s quarterly safety conference. “I’d make it mandatory for everybody because when you roll up north you never know what will happen,” said Sgt. Jeffery Johnson, 233rd Transportation Company truck driver. Johnson is a master driver and will eventually train his Soldiers on the same simulator. “The training helps you get out of the truck quickly,” Johnson said. “It helps you realize that when you lose your bearing, you have to keep calm.” Turning expectations upside down After Soldiers fasten their seat belts, the operator rst turns the Humvee in either direction 30 degrees to simulate the point when it is expected to rollover, Cox said. The Humvee will then complete a 180-degree turn to suspend it upside down. “When you actually hang upside down from your seatbelt while wearing full battle rattle, the seed is planted that the seatbelt just might save your face in a real accident,” Cox said. “It sends a blood rush to your head,” Johnson said. “When you release your seatbelt you fall on your head, you get jammed, and you have to wiggle your way out.” Soldiers must unfasten themselves and work together to get a door open and exit to safety as quick as possible. Training cuts response to fraction “Repeated training will take a crew from fumbling their way out of the vehicle in 45 to 90 seconds to having all four members of the crew outside the vehicle ready to engage the enemy in six seconds,” Cox said. Service members going through the HEAT program will also learn about rollover conditions, avoidance and preventive checks and safety measures. The training will build upon current Humvee training, enhanced and safe drivers training courses, and existing in-unit rollover drill training. “The most important part of HEAT is to educate our Soldiers so they will avoid getting into a rollover situation,” said Col. John Gallagher, CFLCC Army Reserve Affairs chief of staff and project coordinator for the development of HEAT simulations. “Then they will have the con dence to react as they were trained and survive.” “Cox saw a problem and did something about it,” Gallagher said. “That fact alone will save countless lives in the future.” ROLLOVER from Page 9 Sgt. Shawn Heitzman, 233rd Transportation Company truck driver, sits in the driver's seat of the HEAT trainer Jan. 23 at Camp Arifjan as it simulates a Humvee at a 30-degree angle before rolling over. The HEAT simulations program teaches servicemembers about roll-over conditions, avoidance and immediate action taken after one has occurred. (Photo by Spc. Robert Adams)

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 14 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. ACCOUNTING CLERK I. Chugach Finance, Part time. HR Req. K031065. ASSISTANT MANAGER, Macy’s West. HR Req. K031069. 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, docu mentation, reporting and record keeping. Strong communication and computer skills required. KEAMS experience preferred. 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. 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. 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 REGISTERED NURSE. HR Req. 031267. STORE SUPERVISOR. Req. 031279. ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MGMT SYSTEM LEAD –KARDS; SR. DOCUMENT CONTROLLER. HR Req. 031271. SUPERVISOR IMAGING HR Req. 031277. REGISTERED NURSE. HR Req. 031267. 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 PACIFIC AVIATION 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: rick.zura wski@us.army.mil. COMMUNITY BANK For consideration, submit your resume online at www.dodcommunitybank.com. For more information, contact the personnel department at employment@bank-of-america.jp 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 TRAILER to haul shing equipment and cooler. Call 59390. MARINE PROPANE stove, with or without oven. Call David 52283, work or 54698, home. EMPTY BLUE wine bottles. Call Sandy, 54152. LOST SUNGLASSES with black cord, Tommy Hil ger brand, Jan 19. Call 54632. U.S. DIVERS swim ns, medium, yellow and blue, plus swim mask, at adult pool, Jan. 19. Call 58377 or drop off at Quarters 216-A. No questions asked. TOP HALF of Santa out t, white wig, black hose, white shoes and Marshallese handicrafts, in black canvas bag. Reward offered. No questions asked. Call 55558. CLEAR PRESCRIPTION dive mask in water tank at Small Boat Marina, January 21. Call 52842. TOSHIBA PDA IN black case without zipper. Call David, 52283. DID YOU buy a photo from Rob Ramsey at the November holiday bazaar? If you're wondering why your check hasn't cleared yet, it's because I lost the checks. I would appreciate it if anyone who wrote a check would be willing to rewrite it. For more information, call 59424, or send a check to P.O. Box 1090, Local. 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 15 X 30-FOOT SILVER TARP, waterproof, ideal for trailer, $50. Call 59390. MAXTOR ONE TOUCH II, USB II external hard drive with backup software, new. Call 51149. FABERWARE 8-quart stainless steel heavy-duty pasta/stock pot with cover and stainless steel insert, new, still in original boxes, paid $80, will sell for $50. Call Kevin, 51618 or leave a message. CAL 20 SAILBOAT, new mast, boathouse, with bottom paint and lots of extras, $6,500. Call Chase, 50721, work.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 15 TAKAMINE ACOUSTIC guitar, $425 with no case, $490 with case; Hoffner 12-string acoustic, collectorÂ’s item, $600; 15-gallon converted kegs, one CO2 tank and regulator, ltration system, four Saaka 5-gallon kegs with lids; two propane burners with hoses and 3way splitter, one 15-gallon keg, untouched, brass and stainless steel ball valves ttings. Call 59390. SEA AND SEA underwater camera, 35mm, comes with an instructional video and manual for sucessfully taking underwater photos, case, an extra o-ring and lube, $75. Call 51960. DELUXE OVERSIZED bean bag, loveseat size bought for $375, will sell for $250. Call 51393, after 5 p.m. TWO NEW 700C bicycle tires, good for training, $20 for pair; used Uniden 5.8GHz cordless phone with speaker phone and answering machine, $25. Call 52788, home, or 50958, work SHUTTLE BAREBONES system, P4 LGA775, DDR2 ram, PCI Express x16, $150. Call 52853 BEER MAKING gear. All-grain setup, carboys, testing, racking, bottling equipment, $250 or best offer takes all.Would prefer not to separate. Call Richard, 54252. TEAM FUJI road bike, perfect for Rustman, $225; Trek 400 hybrid mountain bike, has seven-speed internal rear hub, excellent condition, $225; aluminum factory built 64-inch cargo bike trailer, $300; Burley deluxe bike trailer, new, $300; assorted new bike parts, baskets, fenders, locks. Call 57022 work, or 54545, home. GIRLS' BEDDING AND decorations. Matching full and twin comforter bed sets including sheets, bedskirts and shams, with ower and butter y print in purple, pinks, yellow and green; pictures; bookends; accent rug; lamps and more for a well-decorated room. Call Sheri, 52115. FINAL PCS SALE. Monday is last chance. Top quality tri-color indoor/outdoor carpet, 12 x 20 foot, $175; four white quality 4 inch wall-mounted shelves and mounting brackets, $5 each; Rustman road race bike, very good condition, all accessories included, $600 or best offer. Call 51044 or 55312. GEORGE FOREMAN indoor/outdoor electric barbecue grill with lid, drip pan and extra cleaning sponge, extra large surface, used twice, paid $130, will sell for $70 or best offer; new 10-cup Braun carafe for coffee pot, $14. Call Sue, 53593. COLOR LASER printer, lightly used, industrial quality printer, 9600 x 600 color and black and white, 10/100 network connection and USB 2, $450; extra toner, black, magenta and yellow, with re lling instructions, saves $350 in toner cartridges, $50; HP 5500C scanner, $75. Call 52197 or e-mail: rod@kwajalein.us. SUN FOUR-SPEED bike, good condition, $100 or best offer. Call 55054. COMMUNITY NOTICES BOY SCOUT Troop 314 meeting will be 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, in the Scout Hut. Uniform is Class A. THE INTAKE PIPE cleaning for both swimming pools has been rescheduled through Friday. Both pools will be closed during this time. A lifeguard will be provided at Emon Beach on those days from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The adult pool will reopen on Saturday and the family pool will reopen at 11 a.m.,Sunday. KWAJALEIN TENNIS Club is hosting a singles tournament Sunday, Monday and Feb. 12 and 13. Double elimination format. Register by Friday. Fee for joining the KTC includes socials, tournaments and team play. Call Chris, 58377 or Sue, 54364. FREE VIEWING of the moon and Saturn through a telescope will be Monday at Emon Beach near the Kayak Shack. Questions? Call Steve, 52704. DURING BARGE operations scheduled for Tuesday through Wednesay, the Supply and Marine Department areas between Sixth and Eighth Streets and Supply and Marine Roads, are off limits to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle/ equipment traf c. Only Supply and Marine Department personnel will be allowed access to these areas. Barricades and tape will be erected at all of these points. Questions? Call 52180, 53444 or 53430. PLENTY OF Valentine roses and other cut flowers will be available for purchase at 5 p.m., Feb. 9, at MacyÂ’s West. Sorry no holds. Questions? Call 53542. PARENT/TEACHER conferences for Grades 7-12, will be held at 2-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the high school multi-purpose room. Details were mailed home Jan. 26. Questions? Call the high school, 52011. MIDNIGHT GARDEN Romance. Enjoy a romantic ValentineÂ’s Day evening under the stars with an exciting selection of ne wines, fancy pupus and tantalizing music in the Public Gardens. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person and includes food and souvenir wine glass. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased in person at Community Activities, Building 805, through Feb. 11. No phone sales. Bus service will be provided and will follow the church route. Questions? Call Kim, 53331. 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. KWAJALEIN BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP invites you to a Tursday evening Bible study at 7:30 p.m., in Quarters 127-D. For more inforamtion, call Ernie, 54173. Everyone is welcome.

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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 The Kwajalein HourglassSun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Thursday 0710/1856 1002/2226 0640, 5.2' 0040, 0.3' 1900, 5.6' 1240, 0.6' Friday 0710/1856 1046/2319 0720, 5.1' 0110, 0.6' 1940, 5.0' 1330, 1.0' Saturday 0710/1856 1130/ 0810, 4.8' 0150, 1.0' 2010, 4.4' 1410, 1.5' 16 DEMOCRACY, from Page 2 RTS WeatherTonight: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 18-23 knots. Thursday: Variably sunny and breezy with isolated showers. Winds: ENE at 17-22 knots. Friday: Variably sunny with isolated showers. Winds: ENE-E at 15-20 knots Saturday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Winds: ENE at 15-20 knots. Annual rain total: 5.06 inches Annual deviation: 0.06 inches Call 54700 for updated forecasts or www.rts-wx.com. Jordanian or Syrian. He identi es himself as a Muslim. If there is a con ict between Islamic laws and culture and his country’s laws and culture, he will choose Islam over his country. Hatred of Israel is as entrenched in the Arab heart and soul as Islam is. They see Israel as an invader and a tool of the in del western world that does not belong in their land which they believe was given to them by God. They see Israel as a thief that stole Palestinian homes and farms, both at the beginning of the nation of Israel when the United Nations carved the Palestinian territory up in 1948 to create the country and again during the 1967 Six Day War when Israel was attacked by three Arab armies, fought back and destroyed those armies and took the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the Golan Heights, thus thrusting the Israelis even deeper onto Arab ground. So now, not only do Arabs have the original hatred of Israel sparked by the Palestinian problem, they’ve suffered from the humiliation of their armies being routed and more of their land gone. Some say that happened in 1967; get over it. But people don’t get over humiliation very easily. So if they hold democratic elections in their countries and choose militant islamists and terrorists who vow destruction of Israel and the west to run things, what is to be done about it? President George W. Bush says the United States won’t deal with Hamas. But they are democratically elected, right? It’s quite a little dilema we have here. The U.S. wanted democratic elections in the Middle East. There have been elections in Iran and now Palestine, but they didn’t turn out so well. Even the elections in Iraq didn’t turn out all that well. There is the slim hope, however, that now that Hamas is in control, they will actually have to run the Palestinian state and in turn may become more politically mature and realize they have to stop the violence to gain the world’s respect as a truly legitimate and rational government. Without outside nancial aid which has been coming primarily from the United States, they would have no funding for anything. Well, like I said, we can hope. But don’t hold your breath. I’m afraid what many news commentators and some political pundits have been saying is true. Middle East-style democracy might be a really bad thing for the United States and the world. After all, Iran’s president was chosen in a ‘democratic’ election. He wouldn’t have been our rst choice would he? That’s what truly worries me about Iraq. Will we have sacri ced so much treasure and so many lives only to have a radical Islamic state democratically elected there someday? Hoping for democracy in the Middle East brings to mind that old saying. Be careful what you wish for; it might come true. OUTAGE, from Page 3 were aware immediately, and took the required measures to recover power,” Martin explained. Dick Nugent from Kwajalein Range Services’ Safety of ce said, “Power outages here are no different than those which occur in the U.S. or Australia. Be smart when the lights go out. Your safety is important.” Nugent suggested that residents: • Have plenty of ashlights and batteries and know where they are. • Consider obtaining battery operated camping lanterns. • If cooking during an outage, immediately turn off the stove so that, when the power returns, you will not have to remember that the stove is on. • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed so that if there is an extended outage, you will not lose your food. • Open and close the doors to your quarters as little as possible. This reduces loss of air conditioning. • Keep an eye on pets. • If candles are used for lighting, do not have them near combustible materials. Also, place the candles on a sturdy foundation. This is to keep from knocking them over by bumping into furniture. • Have small children sit down until some lights are back on. This will keep them from running into furniture or otherwise hurting themselves. Martin added, “The Kwajalein Power Plant is committed to provide USAKA and its residents with continuous, reliable power safely and ef ciently. Being residents ourselves, we understand that it is an inconvenience and hardship to our residents when there is a loss of power. We strive to minimize outage occurrences, and when they do occur, restore power quickly. Your understanding and patience are appreciated when we do have an outage.”