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 ( T h e P B Q i s s l a t e d f o r d e m o l i t i o n J u l y 6 F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 ) (The PBQ is slated for demolition July 6. For more, see Page 4.) ( ( P h o t o i l l u s t r a t i o n b y N e l l D r u m h e l l e r ) Photo illustration by Nell Drumheller)


Wednesday, June 28, 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 ofT h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass 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 phone: 53539 Printed circulation: 2,000E-mail: Of cer..........COL Beverly Stipe Public Affairs Of cer.....................Sandy Miller Editor.....................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer.........................Dan Adler Reporter...........................................J.J. Klein Circulation...................................C.J. Kemen See ‘GOTCHA,’ Page 12Recognition, promotions, things turning out okay COMMENTARIESDon’t put ‘gotcha’ ahead of national security Hello again Kwaj family! I would like to start out this week with some recognition. First, Kwajalein Police Department has selected and recognized its Employee of the Month. Help me in congratulating Access Control Of cer Salvestin Nathan. Nathan has been with KPD for almost four years where he started his career rst at the Dock Security Checkpoint and was later re-assigned to his current position with island Entry/Exit Section. We are proud of him and honored to serve with him. We also welcome two new of cers to the department. They are Joseph Coleman and Sean Sullivan. Coleman, after spending some time away, has returned to KPD and will be assigned to Roi-Namur as our marine division boat operator. Sullivan is new to the island and has come to us from Ketchikan, Alaska. He will be assigned to our Central Police Station Section. They will graduate from our Of cer Orientation Course and bring years of experience with them. We are fortunate to have them on board. Congratulations go to Lt. Jeff Beringer who was recently promoted and assigned as the Dock Security Checkpoint lieutenant. Lastly, I wanted to share with you all this great e-mail I got this morning from our own Lt. Mike Herrington, in charge of our Marine Section. He writes:Chief, sometimes things turn out ok. This morning as we were making early morning rounds we discovered a very large ray had wrapped himself in the poly-line for the buoys at Emon Beach. We also saw that sharks were also closing in. I called harbor control for the divers; no luck locating them. I went to the Small Boat Marina and recruited three divers that were just waiting to get underway. We cleared it with SBM to get underway before 8 a.m. Marina boat K-76 arrived 7:50 a.m., with Mac McGuire, Kim Morris and Kevin Smith. These three divers were quick to cut the exhausted ray free. It’s good that we have quality people we can call on for help.Hope to see you all at tonight’s KPD Town Hall at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Be safe, take care of yourselves and look out for your neighbors. The New York Times has created quite a furor by publishing stories on the National Security Agency warrantless wire tapping and now the bank records surveillance the government has been doing. The New York Times claims it was proper to publish those stories because the public has a right to know what the government is up to. The government says that publishing the stories has hurt the Global War on Terror by letting our enemies know what strategies are being used to ght them. Some Congressmen have even accused the New York Times of treason. I’ve heard some say that such a thing would never have occurred in ‘the old days’ because reporters and newspapers were more patriotic then and put the interest of the country above getting a ‘scoop.’ Yeah, well, think again folks. In 1941, many newspapers and publishers around the country were anti-Franklin Roosevelt and very isolationist. As it became more apparent that Roosevelt might take the country to war, some of the newspapers savaged him for it. Then, on Dec. 4, 1941, just three days before the Pearl Harbor attack, the Chicago Tribune printed a huge headline on page one that read, ‘F.D.R.’s War Plans.’ The document the newspaper printed was the Rainbow 5 Plan or Victory Plan that it had somehow obtained. It was the entire U.S. military strategy, verbatim, for ghting and defeating Germany and Japan. Every detail including recruiting an army of 10 million men, invading Europe and the island-hopping campaign against the Japanese was revealed. The isolationist newspaper’s purpose in doing this was to show that while Roosevelt publicly said numerous times that


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3Actual demolition set for July 6See DEMOLITION, Page 4PBQ test shot scheduled for Saturday By Nell M. Drumheller EditorAnyone living on the island has noticed the slow disintegration of the Paci c Bachelor Quarters. It has been taken apart piece by piece by local construction workers and on Saturday, Soldiers from the 29th Engineer Battalion and its 7th Engineering Detachment (Dive) from Fort Shafter, Hawaii will dynamite one rst oor column in a test explosion preceding the planned July 6 primary explosion. There may be a second test shot depending on the results of the rst one. “Saturday will be a test demolition of one structural column on the rst oor. If the rst test demolition goes as expected and the colonel gives the approval, then preparations for the destruction of the remaining structural columns on the rst oor will begin and are expected to be complete for a July 6 demolition,” Monte Craven, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Public Works said. “It is important to understand that the demolition of the PBQ is not going to be like an explosive demolition we are all familiar with from TV, one big blast and the whole building collapses into a big pile of rubble,” Craven said. “We are utilizing explosives in this demolition to partially lower the structure so that it can be safely demolished with the heavy mechanical equipment and to achieve cost savings in the demolition operation. Only the rst oor columns of the PBQ are going to be exploded, with the upper two oors then simply falling down one story in height. Again, we are not planning for, nor expecting the second and third oors to collapse in a ‘pancake effect’ as we have seen on TV.” After the second and third oors have been mechanically collapsed, debris will be removed using heavy equipment. The demolition of the PBQ, i.e. the actual process of collapsing the building, will be a work in progress that is expected to extend into early August. As with all projects on Kwajalein, safety is a primary issue. “Safety issues related to the building fall zone, fragmentation, overpressure, ground shock, ejected bee n a dd r essed an d coo r d ina ted wi t h Th e U.S. Arm y Tec h nica l Center f or Exp l osives Sa f ety an d T h e De f ense Department Exp l osives Sa f et y Boar d I f we d i d n ot h av e the ut m ost co n de n ce th a t th i s o peration can b e cond ucted safel y in re g ard t o t h e p u bl ic, we wou ld not b e d oin g it, ” Bi lly T rawee k USAKA Range Sa f ety sai d. Traweek added that th e is l an d popu l ace wi ll b e in f orme d t h roug h th e l ou d spea k er system a nd the Siren Warnin g S y stem w h en t h e 681foot h azar d ar e a wi ll be i nvo k e d T h e exp l osives p riming systems wi ll n ot be co nn ected an d the deto na t i o n wi ll n ot occu r u n t i l KPD h a s ve ri ed the 68 1 foot hazar d ar e a ha s bee n cle ar ed .All personnel within a 68 1foot ra d i us of the P B Q wi ll b e evacuate d d urin g t h e exp l osive d emo l itions p l anne d f or S atur d ay an d Ju l y 6. Unaccompanie d b ac helors livin g in Mac y ’s, Ocean, Pa l m, S h e ll Cora l Ree f an d San d s b ac h e l or quarters wi ll be evacuated from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 6, if all goes as planned. “The key word here is plan, so if everything goes as planned, everyone should be able to sleep in their rooms both nights after the explosive demolition,” Craven said. DPW and Kwajalein Range Services are working on a contingency plan to house all affected personnel in case the demolition does not go as planned. The Caf Paci c, Sunrise Bakery and Three Palms Snack Bar are all within the 681-foot radius. PBQ demolition exclusion area


Wednesday, June 28, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4Meal-card holders will be fed on both days. On Saturday there will be normal breakfast (until 8 a.m.) and lunch (until 1 p.m.) service with boxed dinner served from the multi-purpose room from 5 to 7 p.m. The Three Palms Snack Bar will be closed until the ‘all clear’ is given on Saturday with a goal of providing grill and pizza service from 4 to 11 p.m. On July 6 KRS Dining Services will provide a continental breakfast to mealcard holders from 5:30 to 7 a.m. in the multi-purpose room as well as boxed lunch and dinner from the same location. Steve Cummings, KRS Dining Services, said there will be a meal-card holder only ‘big blast’ Emon Beach dinner cookout from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on July 6. Three Palms will not open on July 6. The dock security snack bar will be used as a support operation to the satellite services offered at Emon Beach and the multi-purpose room. The Kwajalein Hospital is in the 681-foot closed zone. The hospital will be open for urgent care evaluation from 6:30 to 9 a.m. on Saturday and then will be closed; no personnel will stay in the hospital or adjacent service buildings. On the blast day the hospital will be closed during hazard hours; no personnel will stay in the hospital or adjacent service buildings. Ambulance and emergency services crews will be stationed at the south end of the safety perimeter. Any patients presenting with medical problems will be triaged/evaluated at this triage station. If problems require urgent/support evaluation that cannot wait until hazard time ends, medical personnel will notify project coordinators of status and need. If deemed safe, the patient will then be transported via ambulance to the hospital with personnel needed for evaluation and management. On both blast days the downtown area will be closed; this means no tape rentals, no post of ce services, no beauty salon appointments, no bakery and no shopping. Surfway will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with extra provisions and staff available. Building 805, where The Hourglass AFN, Bowling Alley and Grace Sherwood Library are housed within the 681-foot radius and will be closed. USAKA’s Craven outlined the actual demolition plan, “Starting today KRS will begin pre-blast facilities inspections, installing temporary electrical panels, boarding up windows, training the troops on concrete drilling with their equipment and hanging protective screens over the rst oor openings on the west side of the PBQ,” he said. Kwajalein Police Department will begin to set up security barriers. Maps showing the stand off distances, information about buildings and services closures and contingency plans will be distributed to the community via the Intranet, Hourglass AFN and briefings. “On Thursday, the troops will start drilling holes in the selected test column on the rst oor of the PBQ for placement of the explosive charge. On Saturday morning the area will be evacuated, the explosives placed, the columns wrapped in protective material and the column detonated. If all goes as expected and the colonel gives the go ahead, the troops will begin drilling the rest of the columns on the rst oor for placement of the explosives,” Craven said. If the test blast does not go as expected, the community will be noti ed through the public address system; the area roped off and the 29th Engineering Battalion will begin mechanical demolition of the PBQ on Sunday. KPD will be responsible for keeping the area clear of people. “There will be two cordon distances to be aware of. The rst is 83 feet from the structure. Before the explosives are emplaced, a cordon with U.S. military personnel securing the area, of 83 feet will be established,” Joe Barnes, KPD chief of police said. “The second is 681 feet from the target. Once the ‘special mission’ siren is blown island wide, a perimeter of 681 feet with road blocks, KPD and U.S. military personnel will be established. Additionally, KPD and the U.S. military, in conjunction with KFD [Kwajalein Fire Department] will affect a full search and clearing of all structures, facilities and areas inside the 681-foot perimeter. Cooperation from the entire island is critical, and when the warning sirens are blown, it would be helpful that everyone cooperates and proceeds outside of the established perimeter,” Barnes said. If someone is discovered in the evacuated area, they will be escorted to the closest checkpoint for their own safety, Barnes added. “This is an installation commander directed mission, and therefore, I feel con dent all personnel on Kwaj during this period will cooperate. Our mission is to protect the community, and we will do that to the best of our ability,” Barnes said. “Despite the strain on our department’s manpower, we will still maintain active patrols available to respond to any other emergency situation in the event they arise. Trust and know that KPD will still be in the business of the protection and service to our community,” he added. “The island population is requested to abide by any direction given by the personnel conducting the clearing of the hazard areas. Only one pound, two sticks, of dynamite will be detonated during each of the test shots currently scheduled for Saturday,” Traweek said. “The public is cautioned that signi cantly more explosives will be used for the actual explosive reduction currently scheduled for July 6. Eighty-four pounds of dynamite [168 sticks] will be used on the day of the explosive reduction. Do not become complacent after the test shots. There will not be much to see during the test shots. The recommended viewing area for the actual explosive reduction is to the south of the PBQ near 9th street and toward the ocean near the Chapel,” Traweek said. “We do not expect any damage DEMOLITION, from Page 3 Sirens: The special mission siren is a 10-second blast followed by a foursecond pause, followed by another 10-second blast followed by a two-minute pause. This cycle will involve two iterations. The next type of siren used will be the evacuate-to-shelters siren. It consists of a warbled siren lasting three continuous minutes. It will announce an eminent detonation will occur within one hour, and will sound again to announce an eminent detonation within ve minutes. The nal siren will be the familiar all clear siren which is one 20-second continuous blast.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, June 28, 2006 5 to the surrounding buildings. The few possibilities that exist are broken windows, small damage to the exterior of the adjacent buildings due to exploded fragments from the columns and dust,” Craven said. In preparation for the explosion, KRS will board up all the windows that are parallel with the PBQ. “Each column that contains explosives will be wrapped with two layers of geotextile heavy non-woven fabric and two layers of chain link fence. Likewise, the large openings toward the Post Of ce and covered mall will be covered with the same material to prevent exploded fragments from escaping the PBQ,” Craven said. The re department will hose down the site once or twice daily to reduce the amount of dust being blown from the site due to the trade winds. “The only air quality issue will be that of concrete dust in the air immediately after the major detonations for the explosive reduction currently scheduled for July 6. The PBQ has been cleared of any potentially dangerous substances, asbestos, etc. All internal walls, oor tiles, suspended ceiling, electrical and plumbing xtures have been removed. It is basically just steel reinforced concrete now. The blast will predominately be directed through the building openings on the oceanside,” Traweek said. Dust from the concrete will be present after the blast and may be seen at distances of approximately 1,000 feet depending on the prevailing winds. “Residents within the 1,000-foot arc are advised to either go indoors and remain there from the time the imminent detonation is heard and until the all clear is announced, or position themselves up-wind of the PBQ. The direction and velocity of the wind will be considered before the nal decision to detonate the explosives will be made,” Traweek said. The demolition plan could be delayed by numerous issues such equipment failure or breakdown, personnel injuries, incomplete detonation of explosives, etc. “All conceivable issues have been addressed and planned for as well as can be done for this type of process. It is a very dangerous and high-risk job; many unforeseen things can happen,” Craven said. Singin’ a songElizabeth Coyle performs Sunday evening at Emon Beach. Coyle is a featured singer with the American Forces Entertainmentsponosred Lloyd Dobler Effect band that performed twice over the weekend, Saturday evening at the Yuk Club and Sunday at Emon Beach. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)


Wednesday, June 28, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6Sound of music Making dulcimers is magic to Hulme S e e D U L C I M E R S See DULCIMERS, P a g e 1 2 Page 12 By J.J. Klein ReporterIf you have not seen Ken Hulme sitting on the bench at the intersection of Lagoon and Sixth streets strumming his dulcimer, then you are living under a rock. Hulme, a technical writer with con guration data management, is notorious around this island for his dulcimer playing. He is commonly known as “Dulcimer Ken.” “People don’t know my last name, but I understand that someone called the operator and was trying to nd ‘Dulcimer Ken,’ and the operator knew who it was,” Hulme chuckled. What is that thing Hulme is strumming, you might wonder as you do a double-take past him? The mountain dulcimer is a string instrument with a fret similar to a guitar or banjo, but held horizontally on the lap. One hand is used to strum the strings over the sound hole while the other hand pushes down on a chord string with a notar, or stick. There is no traditional shape to the instrument, some are teardrop or hourglass shaped and some are downright boxy. In the town streets of Manitou Springs, Colo. Hulme rst heard the siren call of the dulcimer and followed the music till he reached a tiny, dusty, patchouli smelling dulcimer shop. The following Christmas Hulme bought a kit, built the instrument and taught himself to play. “The sound of the dulcimer has a haunting, eerie quality to it that appeals to me, and it sounds really good playing the Celtic-American music I like to listen to,” said Hulme, although that is not the only music emanating from his instrument. Walk past his batchelor quarters and you are likely to hear what Hulme calls “the top of the pops [from] 1650” with a little Metallica and Elvis mixed in to keep things lively. Thirty years after purchasing that initial kit he is still plucking at the strings, building dulcimers as gifts and for sale, and teaching others how to build their own dulcimers. For Hulme, building a dulcimer is a very enlightening experience. “To start with essentially a 4-foot by 4foot fencepost and cut it apart and then re-assemble it into something which makes beautiful music is a kind of magic,” he K e n H u l m e p l a y s o n e o f t h e d u l c i m e r s Ken Hulme plays one of the dulcimers h e m a d e he made. ( P h o t o b y J J K l e i n ) (Photo by J.J. Klein.)


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, June 28, 2006ThursdayAll programming is subject to change without notice7 TimeChannel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime/ Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightMLBToday Show The Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) Teamo SupremoLaw & Ordermidnight 12:30 a.m.Dodgers Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:44>Dragonball GT12:30 a.m. 1 American Morning with Craig Ferguson Ghost Whisperer The Elephant Man ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Twins Judge JudyThe XÂ’sTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN Live TodayStar T rek: Voyager Criminal Minds Everwood W/ Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveThe Daily ShowThe West WingMovie:Girls vs. Boys David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Colbert Report The Recruit DegrassiLate Late Show3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.ESPNewsDr. Phil ShowFriends7th Heaven w/ Kevin Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.ESPNewsKing of QueensJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.Winbledon Tennis Carol Duval ShowMovie: <:10>TeletubbiesWWE Vengence5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.Breathing Space Conspiracy Barney & Friends PPV5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Day 3 Fox News LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame Street6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right Fit6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Studio B withGood EatsThe EntertainersThe Wonder Pets7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Shepard Smith UnwrappedLittle Bill7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.The Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsBehind the ScenesDora the ExplorerESPNews8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Food 911E.T.Go, Diego, Go!Headline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.Around the HornThe Big StoryThe ViewRaymondMovie: Angelina BallerinaGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.PTI w/ John Gibson RaymondMasterpiece TheaterLilo & Stitch America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. Phil ShowDawsonÂ’s Creek Warrior Queen Atomic Betty10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:52>Mucha Lucha10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.NBA Draft PreviewABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live Twister Scooby DooOne Tree Hill11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.2006 NBA DraftCBS Evening News Scooby Doo11:30 a.m. noonCountdown withRollerBlind DateSpongeBobVeronica Marsnoon 12:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Judge JudyMy Wife & KidsSpongeBob12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightLiving SingleMovie: Rocket Power48 Hour Mystery1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You Waiting To Exhale BlueÂ’s Clues1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril LivePlay with Me SesameE.R.2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Lazy Town2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.News Hour withPassionsMy First PlaceMovie: <:12>The Brady BunchWWE Raw!3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Modern GirlÂ’s Guide NobodyÂ’s Fool The Brady Bunch3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.SportsCenterSpecial Report withOprah WinfreyWithout a TraceMovie:4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Brit Hume Spy Kids 24:30 p.m. 5 p.m.World CupYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.True HollywoodTBD5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.ESPNews Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Story Jimmy Neutron5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.SportsCenterWorld News NowRollerSeinfeldBackstage PassFairly Oddparents6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.The SimpsonsE.T. Kim Possible6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.MLBEverybody Hates...One Tree HillMovie:Teamo SupremoWithout a Trace7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Devil Rays Tavis SmileyGirlfriends Laws of Attraction Dragonball GT7:30 p.m. 8 Business ReportFear FactorVeronica MarsThatÂ’s So RavenWheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Marlins Nightline Movie: <:45>Zack & CodyJeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball withLaw & Order48 Hour Mystery A Beautiful Mind Gilmore Girls Headline News 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Paci c Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterOÂ’Reilly FactorRollerFriendsBest FriendÂ’s DateTwo & a Half Men10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowKing of QueensDegrassiWill & Grace10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.World CupToday Show W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie:7th HeavenBones11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.ESPNewsThe Late ShowColbert Report DonÂ’t Say a Word11:30 p.m.


Wednesday, June 28, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8FridayAll programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime/ Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightMLBToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.)Teamo SupremoC.S.I.midnight 12:30 a.m.White Sox Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien DonÂ’t Say a Word Dragonball GT12:30 a.m. 1 American Morning Craig Ferguson One Tree HillMovie: <:08>ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Pirates Judge Judy School Daze Zack & CodyTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN Live TodayStar Trek: V oyagerVeronica Mars Gilmore Girls W/ Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m. Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveThe Daily Show48 Hour MysteryMovie:Best FriendÂ’s Date David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Colbert Report Laws of Attraction DegrassiLate Late Show3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.ESPNewsRollerFriends7th Heaven w/ Kevin Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.ESPNewsKing of Queens Movie: <:45>Judge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.Winbledon TennisCarol Duval ShowA Beautiful Mind TeletubbiesStar Trek: Voyager5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.Breathing SpaceBarney & Friends5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Day 4 Fox News LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetThe Daily Show6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right FitColbert Report6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Studio B withGood EatsTrue HollywoodThe Wonder PetsThe Simpsons7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Shepard Smith Unwrapped Story Dragon TalesFamily Guy7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.The Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsBackstage PassDora the ExplorerESPNews8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Low Carb & LovinÂ’ It E.T.Go, Diego, Go!Headline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Hot ListThe Big StoryThe ViewRaymondMovie: Angelina BallerinaGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.The Hot List w/ John Gibson RaymondMasterpiece TheaterLilo & Stitch America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. Phil ShowDawsonÂ’s Creek Goodbye, Mr. Chips Atomic Betty10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:54>Mucha Lucha10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.MLBABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live Butch Cassidy & Scooby DooHalf & Half11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.Mets CBS Evening News The Sundance Kid Scooby DooHow I Met Your...11:30 a.m. noonat Countdown withRollerBlind Date SpongeBobJ.A.G.noon 12:30 p.m.Red Sox Keith Olbermann Judge JudyMy Wife & KidsSpongeBob12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightLiving SingleMovie: Rocket PowerJ.A.G.1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You Roman Holiday BlueÂ’s Clues1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Baseball TonightLou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril LivePinky DinkyE.R.2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Lazy Town2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.SportsCenterNews Hour withPassionsEveryday ItalianMovie: <:12>The Brady BunchAccess Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Design on a Dime The Real McCoy The Brady BunchJudge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.World CupSpecial Report withOprah WinfreyWithout a TraceMovie:Living Single4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.ESPNews Brit Hume Luck of the Irish Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.The DirectorsEmeril Live5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Ridley Scott Jimmy Neutron 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowRollerSeinfeldEbert & RoeperFairly OddparentsTBD6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.The SimpsonsE.T. Kim Possible6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.MLBTwo & a Half Men/ Will & Grace (:25) Half & HalfMovie:Teamo SupremoWithou a Trace7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Phillies Tavis SmileyWindow on the Atoll(7:50pm)How I Met Your Mother Undercover Brother Dragonball GT7:30 p.m. 8 Business ReportBonesJ.A.G.ThatÂ’s So RavenWheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Orioles Nightline Movie: <:42>Drake & JoshJeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball with C.S.I.J.A.G. Moulin Rouge Veronica Mars Headline News 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Paci c Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterOÂ’Reilly FactorRollerFriendsRadio Free RoscoeDeal or No Deal10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowKing of QueensDegrassi10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.World CupToday Show W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: 7th HeavenThe O.C.11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.ESPNewsThe Late ShowColbert Report Basic11:30 p.m.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, June 28, 2006 9SaturdayAll programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime/ Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightMLBToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.)Teamo SupremoPrimetimemidnight 12:30 a.m.Nationals Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:51>Dragonball GT12:30 a.m. 1 American Morning Craig Ferguson Half & Half MoÂ’ Better Blues ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Blue Rays Judge JudyHow I Met...Drake & JoshTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN Live TodayStar Trek: VoyagerJ.A.G.Ve ronica Mars W/ Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Cheap Seats2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveThe Daily ShowJ.A.G.Movie:Radio Free RoscoeWorld Cup3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Colbert Report Undercover Brother Degrassi Teams TBD3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.ESPNewsRollerFriends7th Heaven4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.ESPNewsKing of Queens Movie: <:42>4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.Wimbledon TennisCarol Duval Show Moulin Rouge TeletubbiesBest Damn Sports5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.Day 5 Breathing SpaceBarney & Friends Show Perios5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Fox News LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetThe Daily Show6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right FitColbert Report6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Wed. Night FightsStudio B withGood EatsThe DirectorsThe Wonder PetsWorld Cup7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Guinn Shepard Smith Unwrapped Ridley Scott The Backyardigans Teams TBD7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.vs. The Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperDora the Explorer8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Thomson Easy Entertainig E.T.Go, Diego, Go!8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Hot ListThe Big StoryThe ViewRaymondMovie: Movie:Making the Squad9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.ESPNews w/ John Gibson Raymond Danielle SteelÂ’sRescuers Down9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. Phil ShowDawsonÂ’s Creek VanishedUnder Poker Superstars10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:46>Mucha Lucha Tournament10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.ABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live Batman & Robin Scooby DooLandscape Smart11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.MLBCBS Evening News Scooby DooWeekend Handyman11:30 a.m. noonRed Sox Countdown withWindow on the AtollBlind DateSpongeBobSports TBDnoon 12:30 Keith Olbermann Judge JudyMy Wife & KidsSpongeBob12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Marlins Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightLiving SingleMovie: Rocket Power1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You Peggy Sue Got BlueÂ’s Clues1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live MarriedPlay with Me Sesame 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m.ESPNews Movie: <:47>Lazy Town2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.SportsCenterNewsHour withPassionsPaulaÂ’s Southern Mona Lisa Smile The Brady BunchNavy/MCorps News3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim LehrerBBQ The Brady BunchMail Call3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.World CupSpecial Report withOprah WinfreyWithout a TraceMovie:National4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.ESPNews Brit Hume Nancy Drew Geographic 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.Sexiest Movie StarsAccess Hollywood5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Jimmy Neutron 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Larry King LiveRollerSeinfeldHollywood ShootoutFairly OddparentsExtreme Makeover:6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.The SimpsonsE.T. Kim Possible Home Edition 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.MLBHeadline NewsDeal or No DealAmericaÂ’s MostMovie:Buzz onMaggieEnterprise7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Teams TBD Tavis Smiley Wanted The Tuxedo Grim Adventures 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Business ReportThe O.C.NCISThe XÂ’sAmerican Chopper8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Nightline Movie: <:53>Zack & Cody8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball with PrimetimeMonk Wonder Boys Drake & JoshHeadline News9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris MatthewsWhat I Like About YouNavy/MCorps News9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterOÂ’Reilly FactorRoller Friends Made! George Lopez10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowKing of Queens Bernie Mac10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.World CupDateline W/ Jay Leno The Daily Show Movie:7th HeavenC.S.I. NY11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.ESPNewsThe Late ShowColbert Report Next Friday11:30 p.m.


Wednesday, June 28, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED Kwajalein Range Services has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Sheri Hendrix, 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, catering/dining room worker or temporary of ce support, 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. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, Automotive Department. Full time. HR Req. K031220. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, HR. Full time. Requires strong computer and communication skills to process large volumes of HR documents and spreadsheets. Strong previous administrative assistance experience required. Will interface will all levels of employees and management. HR Req. K031200. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN, Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K031086. CASHIER, Gimbel’s. HR Req. K031197. Enniburr residents should apply to Annemarie Jones. CUSTODIAN II. Full-time. Roi Operations. HR Req. K031201. Enniburr residents apply to Floyd Corder. DRIVER I, Kwajalein Automotive. HR Req. K031143. DRIVER I, Roi Automotive. Temporary, 130 days. HR Req. 031174. Enniburr residents, apply to Robert Stere. ELECTRICIAN, full-time. HR Req. K030983. EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS to Kwajalein Range Services president and Deputy Program manager, Logistics.HR Reqs. K031192 and K031221. Full time. Must be able to operate standard of ce equipment, familiar with MS Of ce, Outlook, PowerPoint, technical and business vocabulary. Minimum 5-7 years experience at executive level secretarial and administrative responsibilities. Associate degree or technical certi cate a plus. Governmentcontract experience highly desired. KARDS ADMIN I, Con guration and Data Management. Full time. HR Req. K031214. LIBRARY AIDE, Community Activities, casual. HR Req. K031031. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT I. HR Req. K031162. MECHANIC I, Kwajalein Automotive. Four fulltime positions. HR Reqs. K030332, K030641, K030331 and K031029. MECHANIC II, Automotive Services. Full time. HR Req. K031139. MECHANIC II, Kwaj Power Plant. Full time. HR Req. K031124. MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030982. MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST. One fulltime position, HR Req. 031222 and two casual positions, HR Reqs. K031223 and K031224. PIPEFITTER/PLUMBER II, Utilities Department. Full time. HR Req. K031142. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK II, Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K030983. REC AIDE I, Small Boat Marina. Seven hours per week. REGISTERED NURSE, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030935. KRS CONTRACT POSITIONS APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/ PROGRAMMER I. HR Req. 031323. APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/ PROGRAMMER III. HR Req. 031321. APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/SENIOR PROGRAMMER. HR Req. 031319. CAPTAIN, Fire Department. HR 031060. CHILD/YOUTH Services director. HR Req. 031297. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN. HR Req. 031437. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III. HR Req. 031029. DISPATCHER II, aircaft. HR Req. 030988. ELECTRICIAN III/MARINE ELECTRICIAN. HR Req. 030924. ELECTRICIAN III. HR Req. 030854. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 030817. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN II – Telemetry, HR Req. 031005. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN III – ALTAIR, HR Req. 030669 (Roi-Namur). ELECTRONIC TECH II, Telemetry. Two positions. HR Reqs. 031381 and 031389. Electronic Tech III, Telemetry. Three positions. HR Reqs. 031383, 031385 and 031387. FIELD ENGINEER I. HR Req. 031189. FIELD ENGINEER II. Four positions, HR Reqs. 031315, 031149, 031157 and 031373. FIELD ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur. HR Req. 030741. FIELD ENGINEER II. TRADEX, HR Req. 031245 (Roi-Namur). FIREFIGHTER. Two positions. HR Reqs. 031054 and 031056. HARDWARE ENGINEER III. HR Req. 031493. HARDWARE ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur. HR Req. 031179. HARDWARE ENGINEER II. HR Req. 031491. IT TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATOR II. HR Req. INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST I. HR Req. 030880. LIBRARIAN. HR Req. 031435. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST. HR Req. 030871. MANAGER, Management Standards. HR Req. 031016. MANAGEMENT AND STANDARDIZATION ANALYST I. HR Req. 030882. MECHANIC III. Two positions. HR Reqs. 030590 and 031000. MECHANIC IV. HR Req. 030966. MISSION PLANNER II. HR Req. 031477. NETWORK ENGINEER I. Information Technology, HR Req. 031289. NETWORK ENGINEER I-MO. HR Req. 031455. NETWORK ENGINEER II–MO. HR Req. 031227. OPERATIONS TEST DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031485. OPTICS TECHNICIAN II. Two positions. HR Req. 031463 and 031479. OPTICS TECHNICIAN III. Two positions. HR Reqs. 031461 and 031459. PROGRAMMER. HR Req. 031067. REGISTERED NURSE. Two positions. HR Reqs. 030919 and 031475. RF SAFETY SPECIALIST/FIELD ENGINEER II. HR Req. 031147. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington. HR Req. 031175. SUPERVISOR, Bakery. HR Req. 031287. SUPERVISOR HR – CDC, HR Req. 030904. SUPERVISOR WAREHOUSING. HR Req. 030958. SYSTEMS ENGINEER III. Two positions. HR Reqs. 031481 and 031483. TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN III. HR Req. 030965. WAREHOUSEMAN, LEAD. Two positions. HR Reqs. 030998 and 031036.WAREHOUSEMAN II/SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK, CONUS-Richmond. HR Req. 030843.WATER PLANT OPERATOR III. HR Req. 031002. COMMUNITY BANKTELLER. Part time. Req. KW21850. Candidates should have banking, credit union or cash handling experience. Candidates must quickly and accurately handle transactions, communicate effectively and possess a desire to learn. Submit resume online at For more information, contact the communityba or call the Banking Center manager at 52292 or 52142. Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer. WANTEDCURTAINS or drapes for old housing. Call 54578. LOSTLADIES’ GOLD nugget bracelet with safety clasp. Sentimental value. Reward offered. Call 51328 or 51610 and leave a message.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11 PATIO SALESSATURDAY, 7 a.m.-noon, Quarters 126-D (in back). Household items, clothes, toys and more. FOR SALEDVD PLAYER with remote, excellent condition, $50; PC scanner, good condition, $10; 30-foot by 10-foot waterproof tarp, $30 and lightweight trolling rod (no reel), $20. Call 59390. BEAUTIFUL PRIVACY fence for sale, $600. Come by Quarters 457-B and take a look or call 61376. 1997 WAVEBLASTER II Jet ski,. runs great, many new extras, price reduced, $25 rm and 2003 Giant OCR touring bike, yellow/black, like new condition, many extras, $825 rm. Call Rick, 51132, home or 52273, work. PLANTS, $200 for all; blinds for 400-series duplex, $120; dark curtains for 400-series duplex bedroom, $50; bike with side surfboard carrier, $80; fence, $50; carpet for 400-series living room and bedroom, $70; dishwasher, $100; Hewlett Packard multi-media center computer/ TV/TV recorder, make offer. Call Mike, 54519. PCS SALE. TV antenna, $10; dehumidi er, $40; rattan and glass coffee table, $50; computer desk, $60; hanging baby gate, $10; Braun coffee grinder, $15; snow cone machine, $5; tness mat, $5 and foot massager with heat, $15. Call Mandy 53771. HEWLETT PACKARD Pavilion, Windows XP computer, Intel Celeron processeor, 1.2Ghz, 256MB RAM, 40GB hard drive,15-inch monitor and CD burner, $150. Call 58377. ALUMINUM mini-blinds for 400-series quarters, $50; Magic Chef .7 cubic foot microwave and $40; baby stroller, $15. Call Jaime or Kathi, 52670 FULL SET of window blinds for a Mobile Holdings model trailer (e.g., Trailer 572), $5 per window. Call Scott, 52774. IKEA LOFT bed with desk and sitting area underneath, $80. Call 52591. YAMAHA SILENT trumpet mute, $100; PC MIDI cable adapter, $10; sh nder with transom clamp, $125; USB compact ash reader, $10; sleeping bag, $30 and Fluval 203 aquarium lter, $20. Call Dale, 52609. NEW HEWLETT Packard computer: 3Ghz Intel Pentium D Dual Core, 1G DDR2 Memory, 160G SATA HD, 16x DVD writer (DL support), 16x DVD player, 56k modem, ATI X600 256MB GDDR, TV tuner card with FM, eight-channel THX audio and more, $800. Call 52197, evenings, or 51545, days. YANMAR 2.5 KW diesel generator, runs perfectly, electric/pull start, goes more than three hours on a gallon of diesel, $1,500; Sharp Carousel microwave oven, $40 and boat cabin air-conditioner, for use while boat is in water, $300. Call 56671, days. KAYAK WITH seat, paddle and trailer, great for shing, $200. Call 52492 or 58936. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN POLICE Department will host a Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m., tonight, in the Corlett Recreation Center, Room 6. The intent of the meeting is to introduce the new KPD leadership team and provide an overview of the department, its responsibilities and functions, and to provide an open forum for questions and answers to any of the communityÂ’s concerns and/or suggestions on any potential improvement areas. DURING BARGE operations, tentatively scheduled for Thursday and Friday, the Supply and Marine Department areas, between 6th and 8th Streets and Supply and Marine Roads, are off limits to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle/ equipment traf c. Barricades/caution tapes will be erected at all of these points. Questions? Call 52180/53444/53430. UNACCOMPANIED PESONNEL will have a movie and free pizza night at 7 p.m., Friday, in the Adult Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome. Changing Lanes is a movie about a minor accident that changes the lives of two men. Sponsored by the Memorial Chapel. Y O U T H C O M P U T E R N I G H T YOUTH COMPUTER NIGHT is offered for CYS registered children in Grades 1-6. It will be held 5-6 p.m., every Wednesday and Saturday at the Youth Center computer lab. The rst night will be tonight. We will play games, make crafts, take photos and much more while using the computer lab. To sign up, call Central Registration of ce, 52158. Questions? Call Jon Welchman, 53796 THE ESCORTED ACCESS list is being refreshed. Any foreign nationals who have not been interviewed within one year of Saturday will be removed from the list. If you have not been interviewed within the last year, Friday will be your last chance to remain on the list. If you are removed from the list, you will not have access to Kwajalein. The interviews will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will run until 12:30 p.m. Inform Dock Security personnel upon arriving if you need to be interviewed. MOORING BUOYS are being placed off Emon Beach for the reworks barge. All divers, swimmers and boaters are requested to avoid the buoys and anchoring lines. Questions? Call 52182 or 52318. The Independence Day Beach Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for July 4 at Emon Beach. Coed teams of all skill levels are welcome. The registration fee is $10 per team, and the deadline is Friday at the Community Activities Of ce Building 805. For more information, call Billy at 53331. B e a c h V o l l e y b a l l Beach Volleyball


Wednesday, June 28, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 RTS WeatherTonight: Partial clearing with scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 6-12 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny with 30 percent chance of showers Winds: NE-E at 8-12 knots. Friday: Mostly sunny with 20 percent chance of showers. Winds: NE-E at 10-15 knots. Saturday: Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Winds: NE-E at 12-17 knots. Annual rain total: 33.31 inches Annual deviation: -3.58 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or Sun Moon Tides Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tideThursday 6:34 a.m./7:11 p.m. 7:22 a.m./10:06 p.m. 6:12 a.m., 4.2’ 12:42 p.m., 0.1’ 6:38 p.m., 3.0’ Friday 6:34 a.m./7:11 p.m. 10:09 a.m./4:52 p.m. 6:46 a.m., 4.0’ 12:24 a.m., 0.2’ 7:14 p.m., 3.0’ 1:16 p.m., 0.1’ Saturday 6:34 a.m./7:12 p.m. 10:54 a.m./11:23 p.m. 7:20 a.m., 3.8’ 1 a.m., 0.4’ 7:52 p.m., 2.9’ 1:50 p.m., 0.3’ DULCIMER, from Page 6said. “Especially the moment when you strum a new dulcimer and hear its voice…each one has its own unique voice.” A unique feature of the dulcimers that Hulme constructs is the one continuous piece of wood, 1/8 inch thick that shapes the sides of the instrument. Ordinarily two pieces of wood are used and attached at the bottom. But where Hulme really makes his mark is his signature, custom-shaped sound hole. Hulme has been known to cut the sound box in the shape of dolphins, geckos, owers and eagles. Whatever shape is requested he will try to accommodate. When the build is complete, Hulme will christen each new dulcimer by playing Amazing Grace and the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts a tting beginning for the instrument. A common response to Hulme’s strumming is the request to learn how to play. Answering the call, Hulme has taught a dulcimer building class through the adult and community education and plans to teach another this autumn. “If a person can sing or hum or whistle a tune and get reasonably close, I can teach them to play in less than half an hour,” he said, “the rest depends on how much and hard they work at it.” The students in Hulme’s class have beautiful works of art to show for their diligent work at the hobby shop. “All three of the ladies really didn’t want to build. They really, really wanted to learn to play. I kind of force them to build,” he said laughing, “and they did a wonderful job.” The group met June 14 at the Adult Recreation Center to play together, and plans are in the works to do it again.The rst month Hulme was on island, he cobbled together a dulcimer, or what he affectionately calls the “Kwaj music box” as a way to pass the time. He then asked Hemikko Lojkar to have a basket made for the new dulcimer. He took the dulcimer to her home to see if the basket t the piece, and Roselia Lojkar was taken by the odd instrument. Hulme said “Hemikko told me ‘Roselia keeps talking about that weird thing that you play,’ so at Christmastime I just gave it to her. So she’s my rst Marshallese student.” Most people appreciate Hulme’s park bench concerts. “There is one girl that comes by all the time and she says it reminds her of being home, with the street performers in the town square,” commented Hulme. That girl may be right; Hulme just might be the Kwajalein equivalent of the town troubadour, playing his dulcimer on a starry night for all of Kwajalein to enjoy.‘GOTCHA,’ from Page 2 he would not ‘send American boys to die in Europe,’ that he was planning for war all along. The government and the War Department were, of course, enraged. The Assistant Secretary of War John McCloy said, “There’s blood on the ngers of whoever leaked this information.” Maj. Laurence Kuter, a War Plans of cer said to the Chicago Tribune’s editor, “There are people here who would have put their bodies between you and that document.” The government chose not to try prosecuting anyone and downplayed the incident. They didn’t want to draw anymore attention to the publication than they had to. They hoped that if Japanese or German agents had read the plan, they would think that no American newspaper would really print such super secret documents and that is was all just disinformation. Leaking the Rainbow 5 Plan could have been a total disaster for the American effort in World War II. It was done simply because the Chicago Tribune had an anti-Roosevelt agenda and embarrassing him was apparently more important than the national security. So what is the New York Times ’ real reason for publishing the information that the government wanted to keep secret? I believe there are occasions when the public may have a right to know, but doesn’t have a need to know. There’s a big difference. If the government asked the paper not to print the story about the bank records, then the paper could have said, “Fine, but we’re watching, and if we see any real lawbreaking, then we’ll expose it.” Or, if the New York Times really thought laws were being broken, then they could have taken whatever information they had to congress or the courts or other legal authorities and let a legal decision be made without making it public. There are a lot of things the government has done that many strongly disagree with, and it may well be that the constitution is being violated in some way. I don’t know. But printing stories about it and making it public helps no one except those who want to harm us. The NSA wiretapping and the bank record surveillance are no doubt valuable tools in the ght against terrorists. The bad guys have the edge in the rst place. They shouldn’t be given any help by tipping them off about what is being done to stop them. Investigative journalism and freedom of the press is important and if the government is engaged in wrondoing, it should be exposed. But the media shouldn’t jeopardize national security for the sake of a few ‘gotcha’ stories.