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The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 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 B e n n y d e B r u m d o e s p u s h u p s d u r i n g t r a i n i n g i n p r e p a r a t i o n t o j o i n t h e U S A r m y Benny deBrum does pushups during training in preparation to join the U. S. Army. F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 For more, see Page 4. ( P h o t o b y N e l l D r u m h e l l e r ) (Photo by Nell Drumheller)

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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass The question is, what are we prepared to do?See CHIEF’S CORNER, Page 12USAKA Person of the Week Ri c k F un k 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, T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass 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: hourglass@kls.usaka.smdc.army.milCommanding Of cer......Col. Stevenson Reed Public Affairs Of cer......................Sandy Miller Editor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter............................................J.J. Klein Distribution...................................C.J. Kemen 2 COMMENTARIES Hotline in place, bike rodeo to be held Aug. 27See PREPARED, Page 12 Hello Kwaj family. This week in the Chief’s Corner I’ll begin by reminding everyone that we at Kwajalein Police Department have a ‘hotline’ in place. That number is 50966. You should all feel the comfort that we had this number installed to be your, our community’s, direct link to your police department. It can be used as a tip line to alert us of unauthorized or illegal activity witnessed or heard about. A concerned resident of either Ebeye or Kwajalein can call if they have a care or concern regarding the activities of KPD, too. Even if you have recommendations as to how we can serve you and the community better, we want to hear from you. Sadly, in the two months we have had the number available, we have received not one single call. A new school year is approaching fast, and many of our Kwaj kids have returned to the island after being away on their vacations. A friendly reminder, look out for them when you are traveling either by bike or motor vehicle. The freedom of Have you ever seen that movie The Untouchables ? Federal agent Elliot Ness, portrayed by Kevin Costner, is ghting the ruthless and brutal crime boss, Al Capone. But Ness’ by-the-book tactics are no match for the brutality of Capone. In a powerful scene in the movie, Sean Connery, who plays a tough, grizzled Chicago cop, gets in Ness’ face and says, “The way to ght Capone is if he puts one of yours in the hospital, you put one of his in the morgue.” And then he angrily asks Ness, “What are you prepared to do?” The way things are going in the Middle East and as dangerous as the world is, we have to ask that question of ourselves. What are we prepared to do? To ght a ruthless, brutal enemy, you have to become ruthless and brutal. Rick Funk is never too busy to provide sound advice and counsel to anyone who requests help regardless of their af liation with the chapel or position in the community. He also can be found leading efforts like the recent creation of the bicycle taxi eet. He goes where the people are and has held meetings at the Vets’ hall and spent time on Roi-Namur reaching out to the Kwajalein community in any way he can. His articles in The Hourglass are always interesting and provide insight on events in life that many of us have or will experience. To nominate an employee or family member for USAKA Person of the Week, send submissions to Sandy Miller, Public Affairs of cer, at sandra.miller@smdck.smdc.army.mil or call her at 51404.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 Post of ce receives satisfactory rating in all categories Gentlemen, ladies, start your coconuts! 3By J.J. KleinReporterUnited States Army Paci c Postal inspectors gave the Kwajalein Post Of ce high marks on its recent annual Department of Defense inspection. The inspectors “only give a satisfactory or unsatisfactory. We received a satisfactory in every category with kudos in several,” said Karla Long, postmaster. The annual inspection is a DoD requirement and covers everything from processing mail to customer service, recordkeeping, dispatching, forwarding methods, nance, supply, claims, box maintenance and even lobby appearance. The two inspectors, one from Honolulu and one from Japan, performed the inspection by going through all paper records, asking questions of the employees, interviewing customers, and checking mail boxes. The inspectors come at the invitation of, and have their ight to Kwajalein paid for by, the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. “It is a constant learning curve. We learned several new and helpful things as far as recordkeeping that will make next year’s [inspection] even better! If we have the same team of inspectors next year, it is highly possible we could get an ‘excellent’ which is very rare,” said Long. “But considering we’ve already xed the things they pointed out, who knows.” “We were given great kudos in customer service. Courteous, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff goes a long way,” said Long. “This re ects the superb service they provide to our community and the many compliments that I receive on their work and their ability to satisfy their customer,” John Pickler, Kwajalein Range Services president, said. A pat on the back By Nell DrumhellerEditor b i g a crow d as t h e America ’ s Cup Th at internationa lly k nown sai li ng competition pits mi ll ion d o ll a r s ai lbo a ts an d w ell se a so n ed s ai lo rs a g ainst one another v y in g fo r the coveted title. Th e Roi-Namur Coconut Cup i s only slightly less well known. On Sunday 69 contestants entered two categories to ‘race’ across the waterways in hopes to gain the title of 2006 champions. Sponsored by the Enniburr Children’s Christmas Funds, the Coconut Cup pitted, well, coconuts against one another in the wacky race from a starter boat in the lagoon to the fuel pier. The two categories were: Modi ed – Coconuts with any modi cation except ammable or explosive materials and the ever popular stock category. Stock coconuts were allowed modi cations of paint jobs only.The majority of the contestants, 65, entered the stock category. The coconuts were released enmasse from the starting boat.Stock: 1st Laura Pasquarella-Swain 2nd Greg Hefner 3rd Sandra Garrison Modi ed: Winner: Kate KeelerCoconut Cup race results Coconut Cup races held Sunday on Roi-Namur A otilla of coconuts races to the nish line during the Coconut Cup on Creatively modi ed coconuts join in the race.Kerry Young was the ringmaster for the Coconut Cup. The event brought in $800 for the Christmas Fund. Winners in each category donated their winnings to the fund. Tony Stephens, ECCF president, thanked “Everyone for the contributions and support, as well as congratulate the winners.”

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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass M Mental health professionals have identi ed changing a career as one of the primary stressors in a person’s life. Imagine what it must be like to not only change your career, from a civilian to a Soldier, but also change cultures at the same time. Four Marshallese members of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll community are trying to lessen the shock of becoming Soldiers by easing into the demands of military life. Daniel Harris, Giordan Harris, Benny deBrum and William Boutu all see the U.S. Army as their future, and Master Sgt. Frank Cota is working with them to Marshallese recruits receive training to ease into Army life 4Striving for better life, opportunities learn the ins and outs of the military before they sign on the dotted line. “It had been my understanding that the relationship between the citizens of Ebeye and the Army wasn’t what it could be,” Cota said, explaining why he was so eager to help prepare the four young men for military service. Cota is preparing these men for the rest of their lives. “I want to help them nd a better life. They can move on [after being trained in the Army], or bring it back to the island,” Cota said. Cota is teaching the Soldiers-to-be basic drill, customs and courtesies, Army rank structures as well as preparing them for the physical challenges of basic training. “Master Sergeant Cota loves what he does and wants everyone to be as passionate about the Army as he, his optimism, intelligence and support has really made the boys feel as if they can accomplish anything, he has been tireless in his efforts to train. And the fact that he takes the time out for these boys Going greenBy Nell DrumhellerEditorDaniel Harris leads recruits Giordan Harris, William Boutu and Benny deBrum in stretching exercises. Master Sgt. Frank Cota, right, helps recruits learn the ways of the Army. (Photos by Nell Drumheller)

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 5should not be overlooked because it makes the boys feel as if their goals are important and worth spending the time to train them,” Mary Boutu Harris-Wiehe, mother of Giordan, sister to Daniel and cousin of Boutu said. Harris-Wiehe contacted Cota and told him about the four who wanted to become Soldiers. deBrum will swear-in this month and leave for basic training in November. He has been working as a mechanic at Kwajalein Range Services Automotive Department for two years. He said he is entering the Army so he can improve his education and added, “There’s not enough money [in his community].” He wants a better life and better opportunities. He added that he knows he’ll be homesick, but “I’ll get used to it.” The youngest of the group, Giordan, begins the 8th Grade this year. He attends school on Kwajalein as a part of the guest student program. He said that his grandfather was in the Army and that he has cousins and uncles who serve. His goal is lofty; he wants to attend the U.S. Military Academy. Cota said he encouraged Giordan to prepare for the academy. “He told me he was interested in enlisting,” Cota said. But he saw a future of cer in the young man. Cota meets with the four every other day at 5 p.m. and puts them through their paces. He said the training is similar to what is offered through a junior ROTC program available at many high schools in the United States. Daniel and Boutu want to enter the Army through the Buddy Program according to Harris-Wiehe. “I’m getting t and preparing for the future,” Boutu said. Daniel said he wants to get a college education and the bene ts available through the armed forces. He added that he’s not really concerned about the possibility of deploying to the Middle East and that his intention is to make the Army a career. The Army affords a better life and better opportunities according to Boutu. “I grew up thinking I was an American kid,” he said and explained that he was raised in the United States. “I feel like I owe someth ing, ” h e a dd e d. All four agree that the physical training i s challen g in g Cota puts them throu g h an exercise re g ime t h at is simi l ar to w h at t h e y w i ll f ace in t h e Arm y T h ou gh h e ’ s tou gh on th em, t h ey appreciate t h e wor k “ He ’ s one of t h e coo l est guys I ’ ve ever k nown, ” Danie l s ai d “ He ’ s rea lly d own to eart h ” Boutu knows that the physical training is i mportant an d a d mitte d t h at h e ’ s passe d t h e A rme d Services Vocationa l Aptitu d e Batter y m ore than once, but wasn’t able to pass the phy sica l requirements. “ T h is is t h e on ly wa y f or me to g et it o ff ” h e sai d in d icatin g t h e w eig h t h e wants to l ose. “Basic Training consists of nine weeks of intense training designed to hone your skills, teach you new skills, optimize your physical and mental performance. It will prepare you mentally, physically, and emotionally to be the best that you can be,” according to the Army.com Web site. Cota thinks the four will make great Soldiers. As far the as cultural assimilation, he isn’t concerned. “The Army is made up of every color under the rainbow; they melt together into Army green” he said “ T h e A r m y i s m a d e u p o f e v e r y c o l o r u n d e r t h e r a i n b o w ; t h e y m e l t t o “The Army is made up of every color under the rainbow; they melt tog e t h e r i n t o A r m y g r e e n ” gether into Army green.” — Master Sgt. Frank Cota William Boutu stretches during the training session. He is preparing to enter the U.S. Army. Giordan Harris, left and William Boutu, perform pushups as part of the physical training regimen.

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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Herrington believes in getting job doneKwajalein resident Mike Herrington recently gave one of his kidneys to his cousin. (Photo by J.J. Klein)Doing what’s rightBy J.J. KleinReporter Lt. Michael Herrington lives by the simple code of doing the right thing. It is a code that he wears proudly whether he is doing his job patrolling the harbor or donating a kidney to a family member. “It is old country philosophy that you just do the right thing and you don’t have to worry about the rest of it,” maintained Herrington, a police of cer with the Kwajalein Police Department Marine division, about the core value he learned as a little boy growing up in West Texas. Two months ago Herrington took a step toward putting his code of doing the right thing in action when he donated a kidney to his cousin. Having traveled through Europe on motorcycles together as young men, Herrington and his cousin were very close. “He was the most active young man I ever knew,” said Herrington. “I mean we went down to Italy and walked out on the beach and he said, ‘Let’s just run!’ I said ‘Why?’, and he said ‘Because we can,’ and he just took off running. That’s his life, let’s just do it because we can.” When the father of three needed a kidney after years of dialysis, Herrington and his brothers rallied around their cousin. “All of my brothers tested; it just so happened that I came out the better match, and I had a wonderful kidney to give him,” said Herrington. “Everybody kept saying here’s what you need to understand. I didn’t need to understand any of that. If it’s going to save his life then it’s going to happen; you don’t need to explain to me the rami cations or side-effects. It’s just whatever it takes to get the job done.” It is this philosophy that motivated Herrington and the ve-man crew of the Marine Police Search and Rescue boat to push for an amendment to the U. S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Water Safety Regulation 385-9. “We are very fortunate that we have not had a Marshallese boat go down loaded with all the people that they haul,” said Herrington. Concerned with the safety of all who use the water taxi services, the KPD SR-OO1 crew was able to spotlight dangerous boating activities and get Appendix L added to the 385-9 regulation. It covers the water safety regulation for all commercial water taxis using the harbor. “Up until this time it [Regulation 385-9] only covered USAKA residents. If you have a K-badge, you have to abide by these regs. The majority of people who come and go out of this harbor are not USAKA K-badge holders,” commented Herrington. “I feel for these people on the water taxis. You put 25 people on a boat and they get the adverse sea conditions and they’re overloaded and they take on water and you’re holding a baby in your arms, what’s going to happen when you try to swim? There is no oatation device,” said Herrington. “See, I worry about the worse case scenario. They don’t even think about it, so someone needs to think for them. Someone needs to be compassionate and say look I’m really trying to look for your best interest.” Herrington and his crew are diligently enforcing the new safety guidelines, inspecting vessels and working to educate water taxi operators. Herrington teaches an informal, hour-long class using an interpreter to inform taxi operators about the safety equipment required on the boat, the responsibilities of the operator, the rules of the road and the rules of good seamanship. “So they are working to police themselves,” said Herrington. “Now we are trying to get the private boats, which we have nothing to do with. That is our next step. “I’m not doing things because I need to be the center of attention,” said Herrington. “I’m doing them because they need to be done.” For Herrington it is just a matter of doing the right thing. “Everybody kept saying here’s what you need to understand. I didn’t need to understand any of that. If it’s going to save his life then it’s going to happen, you don’t need to explain to me the rami cations or side-effects. It’s just whatever it takes to get the job done.” — Mike Herrington

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 2, 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.TBD Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien The Rookie Dragonball GT 12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.American Morning with Craig Ferguson Ghost WhispererMovie: <:19>ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Buffy the Vampire The XÂ’sTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN Live TodayStar Trek: VoyagerCriminal Minds Slayer Everwood W/ Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveOprah WinfreyThe West WingMovie:Girls vs. Boys David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.American DegrassiLate Late Show3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Baseball TonightDr. Phil ShowWill & Grace Wedding 7th Heaven w/ Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.NFL LiveKing of QueensMovie: <:42>Judge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.MLBAFNews Carol Duval ShowShakespeare TeletubbiesUFC Unleashed5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.TBD Headline News Breathing Space in Love Barney & Friends5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Fox News LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetPunkÂ’d6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right FitPimp My Ride6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Studio B withGood EatsThe EntertainersThe Wonder PetsBest Damn Sports7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith UnwrappedLittle Bill Show Period7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.NFL LiveThe Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsBehind the ScenesDora the ExplorerESPNews8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Jim RomeFood 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 Raymond The Girl in Lilo & Stitch America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. PhilDawsonÂ’s Creek the Cafe Atomic Betty10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:49>Mucha Lucha10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.MLBABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live True Grit Scooby DooOne Tree Hill11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.Teams TBD CBS 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 PowerRockstar:1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You Never Talk BlueÂ’s Clues Supernova1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Baseball TonightLou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live to StrangersPlay with Me SesameE.R.2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:41>Lazy Town2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.SportsCenterNews Hour withPassionsMy First Place Marathon Man The Brady BunchAccess Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Modern GirlÂ’s GuideThe Brady BunchJudge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Baseball TonightSpecial Report withOprah WinfreyWithout a TraceMovie:Living Single4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.NFL Live Brit Hume Kangaroo Jack Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.True HollywoodNFL Total Access5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Story Jimmy Neutron5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowRollerSeinfeldBackstage PassFairly OddparentsX-Play6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.The SimpsonsE.T. Kim PossibleCheat6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.MLB<:15> Paci c ReportEverybody Hates...One Tree HillMovie:Teamo SupremoWithout a Trace7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Teams TBD Tavis SmileyGirlfriends Blade II Dragonball GT7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Business ReportFear FactorVeronica MarsThatÂ’s So RavenWheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Nightline Movie: <:58>Zack & CodyJeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball withLaw & OrderRock Star: The Sixth Sense Gilmore Girls Headline News 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris MatthewsSupernova Paci c Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterOÂ’Reilly FactorRollerWill & GraceBest FriendÂ’s DateTwo & a Half Men10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowKing of QueensDegrassiWill & Grace10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Baseball TonightToday Show W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie:7th HeavenBones11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.NFL LiveThe Late ShowColbert Report Summer Catch11:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 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.Teams TBD Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:59>Dragonball GT12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.American Morning Craig Ferguson One Tree Hill The Terminator ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge JudyZack & CodyTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN Live TodayStar Trek: V oyagerVeronica Mars Gilmore Girls with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m. Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveOprah WinfreyRock Star:Movie:Best FriendÂ’s Date David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Supernova Blade II DegrassiLate Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Baseball TonightDr. Phil ShowWill & Grace7th Heaven Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.NFL LiveKing of QueensMovie: <:58>Judge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.Wednesday NightRollerCarol Duval ShowThe Sixth Sense TeletubbiesThe Ultimate5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.Fights Breathing SpaceBarney & Friends Fighter 35:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Fox News LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetThe Contender6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right Fit6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.The Hot ListStudio B withGood EatsTrue HollywoodThe Wonder PetsBest Damn Sports7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Unwrapped Story Dragon Tales Show Period7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.PGAThe Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsBackstage PassDora the ExplorerESPNews8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Buick Open Low Carb & LovinÂ’ It E.T.Go, Diego, Go!Headline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.1st Round The Big StoryThe ViewRaymondMovie: Angelina BallerinaGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Raymond The Secret Lilo & Stitch America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. Phil ShowDawsonÂ’s Creek She Carried Atomic Betty10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:47>Mucha Lucha10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Baseball TonightABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live Arsenic & Scooby DooHalf & Half11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.CBS Evening News Old Lace Scooby DooHow I Met Your...11:30 a.m. noonMLBCountdown withRollerBlind Date SpongeBobRockstar:noon 12:30 p.m.Teams TBD Keith Olbermann Judge JudyMy Wife & KidsSpongeBob Supernova12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightLiving SingleMovie: Rocket PowerLaw & Order1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You While You Were BlueÂ’s Clues1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sleeping Pinky DinkyE.R.2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:58>Lazy Town2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.World BasketballNews Hour withPassionsDesign on a Dime Star Trek V: The Brady BunchAccess Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Champ. ExhibitionJim Lehrer Style Star The Final Frontier The Brady BunchJudge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Puerto Rico Special Report withOprah WinfreyWithout a TraceMovie:Living Single4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.vs. USA Brit Hume A Saintly Switch Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.BiographyNFL Total Access5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Robert Duvall Jimmy Neutron5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowRollerSeinfeldEbert & RoeperFairly OddparentsX-Play6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.The SimpsonsE.T. Kim PossibleCheat6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.MLB<:15> Paci c ReportTwo & a Half Men/ Will & Grace (:25) Half & HalfMovie:Teamo SupremoWithou a Trace7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Teams TBD Tavis Smiley Window on the Atoll(7:50pm) How I Met Your Mother The End of Dragonball GT7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Business ReportBonesRock Star: the Affair ThatÂ’s So RavenWheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Nightline Supernova Movie: <:52>Drake & JoshJeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball with C.S.I.Law & Order Shallow Hal Veronica Mars Headline News 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Paci c Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterOÂ’Reilly FactorRollerWill & GraceRadio Free RoscoeDeal or No Deal10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowKing of QueensDegrassi10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Baseball TonightToday Show W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: 7th HeavenDeal or No Deal11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.NFL LiveThe Late ShowColbert Report Coyote Ugly11:30 p.m.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 9All programming is subject to change without noticeSaturday 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 TimemidnightWorld BasketballToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.)Teamo SupremoPrimetimemidnight 12:30 a.m.Champ. Exhibition Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Philadelphia Dragonball GT12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Puerto Rico American Morning Craig Ferguson Half & HalfMovie: <:20>ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.vs. USA Judge JudyHow I Met... Fire Birds Drake & JoshTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.NFL Total AccessCNN Live TodayStar Trek: VoyagerRock Star:Ver onica Mars with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Supernova Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveOprah WinfreyLaw & OrderMovie:Radio Free Roscoe David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.The End of DegrassiLate Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Baseball TonightDr. Phil ShowWill & Grace the Affair 7th Heaven Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.NFL LiveKing of Queens Movie: <:52>Judge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.MLBRollerCarol Duval Show Shallow Hal TeletubbiesWorld Series5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.Teams TBD Breathing SpaceBarney & Friends of Poker5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Fox News LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame Street6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right Fit6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.The Hot ListStudio B withGood EatsBiographyThe Wonder PetsBest Damn Sports7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Unwrapped Robert Duvall The Backyardigans Show Period7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.PGAThe Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperDora the ExplorerGood Morning8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Buick Open Easy Entertainig E.T.Go, Diego, Go! America 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.2nd Round The Big StoryThe ViewRaymondMovie: Movie:9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Raymond In My SisterÂ’sBarbie as9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. Phil ShowDawsonÂ’s Creek ShadowRapunzel Extreme Homes10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:48>Mucha LuchaDesigned to Sell10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.ABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live Bourne Identity Scooby DooLandscape Smart11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NFL LiveCBS Evening News Scooby DooWeekend Handyman11:30 a.m. noonMLBCountdown withWindow on the AtollBlind DateSpongeBobSportsnoon 12:30 p.m.Teams TBD Keith Olbermann Judge JudyMy Wife & KidsSpongeBob TBD12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightLiving SingleMovie: Rocket Power1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You Play Misty BlueÂ’s Clues1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live For MePlay with Me Sesame 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:56>Lazy Town2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.SportsCenterNewsHour withPassionsDecorating Cents Romeo Must The Brady BunchNavy/MCorps News3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer The Look for Less Die The Brady BunchMail Call3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Baseball TonightSpecial Report withOprah WinfreyWithout a TraceMovie:National4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.NFL Live Brit Hume The Principal Takes Geographic 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.Scream Playa HolidayAccess Hollywood5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Jimmy Neutron Weekend5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowRollerSeinfeldHollywood ShootoutFairly OddparentsExtreme Makeover:6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.The SimpsonsE.T. Kim Possible Home Edition6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.SportsHeadline NewsDeal or No DealAmericaÂ’s MostMovie:Buzz on MaggieEnterprise7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.TBD Tavis Smiley Wanted Pirates of the Grim Adventures 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Business ReportDeal or No DealNCIS Caribbean: The The XÂ’sAmerican Chopper8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Nightline Curse of the Black Zack & Cody8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball with PrimetimeMonk Pearl NedÂ’s Declassi edHeadline News9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Movie: <:35>What I Like About YouNavy/MCorps News9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterOÂ’Reilly FactorRollerWill & Grace Mission: Switched! George Lopez10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowKing of Queens Impossible DegrassiBernie Mac10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Baseball TonightPrimetime W/ Jay Leno The Daily Show7th HeavenC.S.I. NY11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.NFL LiveThe Late ShowColbert Report Movie: <:39> Pulp Fiction11:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED Kwajalein Range Services has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Teresa Bell, 256-890-8705. 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. ACCOUNTANT I, Part-time (20 hours per week) position, Chugach Finance. HR Req. K031264. Assist general ledger and job cost month-end reconciliations and implementation of electronic timekeeping. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, HR. 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. HR Req. K031086. ELECTRICIAN. HR Req. K030983. ELECTRICIAN I, Generator Shop. HR Req. 031254. EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to Kwajalein Range Services president. HR Req. K031192. 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. Government-contract experience highly desired. EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Deputy Program manager, Logistics. HR Req. K031221. 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. Government-contract experience highly desired. GENERAL MAINTENANCE, generator shop. HR Req. K031253. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT I. HR Req. K031162.MECHANIC I, Kwajalein Automotive. Four positions. HR Reqs. K030332, K030641, K030331 and K031029. MECHANIC II, Automotive Services. HR Req. K031139. MECHANIC II, Kwaj Power Plant. Full time. HR Req. K031124. MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST. One fulltime position, HR Req. 031222 and two casual positions, HR Reqs. K031223 and K031224. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK II, Automotive. HR Req. K030983. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK, Service Desk, Planning Dept. HR Req. K031258. REC AIDE I, Small Boat Marina. Seven hours per week. TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT LEAD. HR Req. 031239. KRS CONTRACT POSITIONS ACCOUNTANT I. HR Req. 031080. APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/ PROGRAMMER I. HR Req. 031323. APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/ PROGRAMMER III. HR Req. 031321. APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/SENIOR PROGRAMMER. HR Req. 031319. BASE OPERATIONS LEAD. HR Req. 031090. CAPTAIN, Fire Department. HR Req. 031060. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN. HR Req. 031437. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III. HR Req. 031029. CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST. HR Req. 031525. DESIGNER/PLANNER IV. HR Req. 031100. DISPATCHER II, aircraft. HR Req. 030988. ELECTRICIAN III/MARINE ELECTRICIAN. HR Req. 030924. ELECTRICIAN III. HR Req. 030854. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN II. Two positions. HR Reqs. 030817 and 031495. 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. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN III. HR Req. 031527. FIELD ENGINEER I. HR Req. 031189. FIELD ENGINEER II. Four positions, HR Reqs. 031315, 031157, 031373 and 031511. FIELD ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur. HR Req. 030741. FIELD ENGINEER II. TRADEX, HR Req. 031245 (Roi-Namur). FIREFIGHTER. Four positions. HR Reqs. 031054, 031056, 031082 and 031084. HARDWARE ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur. HR Req. 031179. HARDWARE ENGINEER II. HR Req. 031491. HARDWARE ENGINEER III. HR Req. 031493. INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST I. HR Req. 030880. IT TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATOR II. HR Req. 031421. LIBRARIAN. HR Req. 031435. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST. HR Req. 030871. MECHANIC III. Three positions, HR Reqs. 030590, 031000 and 031102. MECHANIC IV. HR Req. 030966. MISSION PLANNER II. HR Req. 031477. 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 Reqs. 031463 and 031479. OPTICS TECHNICIAN III. Two positions. HR Reqs. 031461 and 031459. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK I, Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K031250. PROGRAMMER. HR Req. 031067. REGISTERED NURSE. Two positions. HR Reqs. 030919 and 031475. RF SAFETY SPECIALIST/FIELD ENGINEER II. HR Req. 031147. SECURITY SPECIALIST SR. HR Req. 031509. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington. HR Req. 031175. SUPERVISOR, Bakery. HR Req. 031287. SUPERVISOR, Community Activities Program. HR Req. 031507. 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. RTS WEATHER/3D RESEARCH ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN. 3D, Reagan Test Site Weather, has an immediate opening for an electronics technician. Training and experience in radar maintenance is critical; weather radars is preferred. Our technicians install, maintain and repair a variety of scienti c instrumentation and communications systems. Background in telemetry and analog/digital circuitry desired. Unaccompanied position. Competitive salary and bene ts offered. Call 51508. KWAJALEIN POLICE DEPARTMENTADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Kwajalein Police Department. Full-time, on-island position. Duties include maintaining databases, preparing reports, answering phones and various other duties. Must have good written and verbal communications. Must have strong computer skills to include knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point. For more information, call the Administrative Of ce at 58990. Applications available at Building 835.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 11The Hourglass apologizes to the community for the poor print quality of some recent issues. The main printer and staple machine have experienced problems and the paper has been produced on a lesser quality printer. Hopefully, the problem will be corrected in a timely manner, and future issues will have a consistently good print quality. We appreciate your patience and understanding. LOSTFANNY PACK, dark blue, containing wallet, IDs, checkbook, address book and more. Lost at pick-up soccer on Wednesday night or on Lagoon Road. No questions asked if found, $100 reward. Call Paul at 53643 during the day. FOR SALELARGE SUPPLY of cowboy theme and party supplies, great for child’s birthday, $10. Call Mary, 51298. 32-INCH Sony TV, $350. Call 52849. FINAL PCS SALE. Book and storage shelves, $10-30; computers, $100; four-speed Sun bike, $40; microwave, $80 and Scubapro buoyancy compensator and regulator, $150. Call 53300. DEHUMIDIFIER, $25, call 52253 and leave message. SPARETIME 24-foot 1986 Grady White shing/ dive boat with dual Honda 90 horsepower, four-stroke engines, new trailer, many extras, $50,000, with covered boat shack $60,000. Three International 80 STW reels with poles, $750 each and one Senator 14/0 with pole, $450. Many shing lures. Call James, 51943. DACOR REGULATOR and octopus with console. two years old and serviced less than one year ago, $150 and Sherwood regulator, octopus and console, $125. Call 53694. PCS SALE: Sony 32-inch TV, $500; dishwasher, $100; Black metal day bed with pop-up spring, $250; microwave, $75; ergonomic kneeling chair, $100; three sets of scuba gear, $150-160; dining room hanging light xture, $50; rose carpet 12 by 15 foot, $50 and three voile 63-inch panels and drapery rods, $60. Call, 58377 or 55104, for complete listing. LARGE AND SMALL plants; dishwasher, $175 or best offer; bathroom cabinet, $50 and microwave, $65. Call Maria, 53925, home or 53308, work. GUITAR, Fender American Standard Stratocaster. 1993 model, red body, maple neck with hard case, strap, strings. Retail $1,200. Kwaj Price $700. Guitar amp, Fender Acoustasonic 30, 30 watts, designed for acoustic electric guitars, microphone input, brown tolex. Hardly used. Retail $449, Kwaj price $250. Call 51615 days or 55124 evenings.32-INCH Sony TV, like new, $500 or best offer; corner entertainment center, $200; 12foot by 15-foot blue carpet, $50 and 6-foot reed fence with 4 foot by 4 foot posts and 1 foot by 6 foot cross beam supports, $150. Call Scott at 53000. DIVE RITE computer, $125; ladies’ full medium dive suit, $30; Christmas tree, $50 and potty step stool, $5. Make offer, everything must go. Call 53585. TWO 50 horsepower Honda four-stroke boat motors, good working condition, includes props, gauges, controls, spare parts, and cables, $4,000. Call Steve, 52823. COMMUNITY NOTICESDUE TO THE Caf Paci c repair project, Three Palms Snack Bar facilities will be utilized to cook meals for service at Caf Paci c. Therefore, Three Palms will not have a hot serving line. The grill, pizza and deli sandwiches will still be available. NON-PCS PARTY. Everybody has been to a Kwaj PCS party. It’s time to celebrate somebody who has been on Kwaj for 40 years without PCS’ing Jimmy Matsunaga. The party will be Aug. 13 at the Emon Beach main pavilion. THE COMMUNITY is invited to stop by the Yacht Club at 7 p.m., Aug. 13 to help Cristin and Mike Malone celebrate their marriage. Bring your own beverage. Pupu is not necessary, but would be appreciated. FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY, a Dave Ramsey course sponsored by the Island Memorial Chapel, will begin its fall semester in September. This 13-week course shows people how to put into practice proven commonsense principles concerning cash ow planning, handling debt, understanding investments, retirement/college planning and more. Find out more or sign up at the FPU orientation, 6-6:30 p.m., Aug. 25, in the Religious Education Building. Limited seats will go quickly, so don’t miss this opportunity. Questions? Call Rod Martin, 51545, work 52197, home, or John Vannoy, 51382, work or 54533, home. “It’s nice up here isn’t it?” Kwaj bingo night will be Thursday at the Yuk Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout at 47 numbers with a $400 jackpot. Bring identi cation. Must be 21 to enter. IT’S TIME again for a BQ trash to treasure sale at 8 a.m., Aug. 21, under the tents across from the Palm BQ. Call Sue at the housing of ce to register for your table and chair. Get rid of those things that you no longer want. Turn them into cash to buy things that you do want! Clean out your BQ room. Give yourself more room. GOVERNMENT FURNISHINGS are assigned to the occupant upon arrival. Residents are responsible for the care and security of government property. Do not place furnishings outside your quarters for use or removal. Do not trade or remove government property from any B.Q. room, trailer or house. The occupant will be charged for losses or damage. Call the Furniture Warehouse, 53434, to arrange for delivery or return of furnishings from your quarters. HOSPITALITY KITS issued to houses and trailers should be returned to the furniture warehouse after receiving your barge shipment. Call 53434 to arrange for pick-up as soon as it is packed up and ready to go. The resident is responsible for replacement of lost or damaged government items from the hospitality kit.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 a.m., Sundays, and 7 p.m., Wednesdays, in the hopsital conference room. Questions? Call 55362. Caf Paci c breakfast hours have been extended from 5:30 to 7 a.m. ONLY meal-card holders and elegible TDY personnel are allowed to eat at the Caf Paci c until further notice.

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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 RTS WeatherTonight: Increasing clouds with 60 percent chance of showers and 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds: ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots. Thursday: Variably sunny with 40 percent chance of showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots. Friday: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots. Saturday: Variably sunny with 30 percent chance of showers. Winds: NE-E 5-10 knots. Annual rain total: 42.69 inches Annual deviation: -45.67 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun  Moon  Tides Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tideThurs 6:41 a.m./7:10 p.m. 1:16 p.m./12:25 a.m. 9:05 a.m., 2.4’ 3:23 a.m., 1.2’ 10:22 p.m., 2.8’ 3:20 p.m., 0.9’ Fri 6:41 a.m./7:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m./1:10 a.m. 10:51 a.m., 2.0’ 5:18 a.m., 1.3 4:54 p.m., 1.1’ Sat 6:41 a.m./7:10 p.m. 3:07 p.m./2 a.m. 12:13 a.m., 2.9’ 7:26 a.m., 1.0’ 1:15 p.m., 2.1’ 6:51 p.m., 1.0’PREPARED, from Page 2 CHIEF’S CORNER, from Page 2 worry they enjoy on Kwaj while outside playing, could give them a false sense of security in regard to vehicle traf c. Additionally, parents I would urge you to spend a few moments and provide some common sense safety tips with your children, reminding them not to take playing on or around roadways on the island for granted. As repetitive as they may seemed, I know that safety brie ngs worked and minimized accidents when I was a sergeant responsible for my Soldiers. I am excited to announce that we are tentatively looking at Aug. 27 to host a Bike Rodeo. Sgt. Brian Welsh is in the process of organizing the rodeo and is ‘pulling out all the stops’. He will need some volunteers to make it the huge success it is measuring up to be. For more information, call Welsh at 54445. Any assistance you can provide, I am sure he would greatly appreciate. You have to accept the fact that sometimes, in order to do good, you have to do bad. The terrorists we face know we are reluctant to do that. They use our sense of humanity against us. They have no such qualms or restraints when they re hundreds of rockets into Israel every day or send suicide bombers to all parts of the world. Everyone and everything is a target, even their own Muslim people. That is why they use the tactics in Lebanon. They place their rocket launchers and other arms in populated areas. They know that Israel, the United States and all people who have any sense of humanity will be reluctant to attack such places. And if attacks are made, as in the case of the Israeli air strikes in which civilians, including many children, are being killed or the collateral damage that U.S. forces have caused in Iraq, the terrorists see it as a victory because it might bring more recruits to their side. The more death there is, the better they like it. The world sees the TV images of crying women and dead children and is horri ed. But to ght a war, it’s either go all the way or don’t go at all. What are we prepared to do? The way wars are won is to make it so painful and costly to the other side that they quit. And not only to make them quit, but to defeat them so badly, they never dare to do it again. The allies were prepared to bomb German and Japanese cities to rubble and kill hundreds of thousands of civilians during World War II because they knew it was necessary to win. They didn’t concern themselves with ‘winning hearts and minds.’ The enemy we face today doesn’t care about ‘sending messages,’ economic sanctions, diplomacy or useless United Nation resolutions. They only care about killing the in dels and Jews. They understand only one message and that’s the message of force. If killing them is the only way to stop them, then that’s what has to be done no matter what it takes. Is it better to kill terrorists even if innocent people are killed along with them or is it better not to kill terrorists if it means innocent people won’t be killed either? What are we prepared to do? I don’t like our being in Iraq. I’ve always thought it was a mistake to go there. I’d very much like our troops to come home. But after the brutal killing of those two captured American Soldiers a few weeks ago, I thought the answer to that should have been another 100,000 or more American troops going in there and an all-out assault being made on the insurgent strongholds. The ‘innocent’ civilians should have been moved out and the towns leveled to the ground so they couldn’t be used as terrorist bases anymore. Our answer should have been swift and terrible. What are we prepared to do? There is talk in the world’s diplomatic circles now of a ‘sustainable’ cease re between Hezbollah and Israel. Such talk is fantasy and useless. There will never be such a thing as a ‘sustainable’ cease re as long as Hezbollah or any other Islamic terrorist organization exists. And as we all know, it’s not just Israel that is in mortal danger. The enemy vows to destroy all of us in the nonMuslim world. Who cares why they do it? Who cares what drives them to kill themselves and other innocent people. Who knows what drives such an incredible hatred that it borders on hatred of life itself? Nobody wondered why Adolph Hitler did what he did. They just knew he had to be destroyed at any price for the survival of the world. Now, Syria is readying its troops for a possible attack on Israel. Iran supplies terrorists everywhere and wants to obtain nuclear weapons. God help the world if Islamic radicals get a nuclear weapon. The time may soon come when Iran has to be destroyed no matter how many ‘innocents’ are killed. What are we prepared to do? We know that those who engage in terrorism have to be destroyed at any price. The day is coming when we’ll be forced to decide — do we or don’t we go all the way? The difference between the rest of the Western world and Israel is that Israel knows what it has to do to survive and is ready to do it. When we look at our children and grandchildren and wonder what the future holds, we better know the answer to the question. What are we prepared to do?