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The Kwajalein Hourglass 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 C l a i r e G r a n t 8 p a r t i c i p a t e s i n t h e a n n u a l B i k e R o d e o o n S u n d a y a f t e r n o o n I s l a n d Claire Grant, 8, participates in the annual Bike Rodeo on Sunday afternoon. Island c h i l d r e n w e r e t a u g h t s a f e t y r u l e s a n d b i k e r i d i n g s k i l l s d u r i n g t h e r o d e o children were taught safety rules and bike riding skills during the rodeo. 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 J J K l e i n ) (Photo by J.J. Klein)

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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 The Kwajalein HourglassA great example of leading by example 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. Kemen2 COMMENTARIES Never fear to negotiate, never negotiate from fearSee EXAMPLE, Page 6 Coming up through the ranks as a Soldier, often I found myself assigned to a sergeant responsible for my training and mentoring. They were extraordinary men and women, who thrived at making sure I was where I needed to be, when I was suppose to be there and with the right equipment. Their motto was simply to accomplish the mission and take care of Soldiers like me. Their watch word was to “lead by example”. Admittedly, I recall some that were not such good examples, but the vast majority proved to be examples anyone would aspire to become. I was always careful to approach my sergeants, both the good and the bad examples, thanking them equally. Thanking the good examples for providing me a mold to follow. Thanking the poor examples for providing me with an insight as to how I would never be and how I would never treat my own Soldiers if ever blessed with the opportunity to lead. On Saturday we, as a community, had an opportunity to provide an example to our own young people residing on the island. What a great time for all of us to celebrate in the form of two ag football games with themes promoting “making the right choices”. It was a youth activities function, attended by the vast majority of our residents. For our young men and women, it was a demonstration that anyone can have an awesome time; have fun and celebrate without the in uences of alcohol. Kwaj family, it was a shinning moment. Special thanks go out our own Col. Stevenson Reed for helping to capture the spirit of the events, Maj. Johnny Davis, our installation Provost Marshal, and all of those who organized the event. I think of the tremendous efforts of Cardale Tademy and the entire youth activities staff; the coaches (women and men) for all four teams, that include our own Sgt. Chris Kurtzhals and Sgt. Brandon Ridens. They all spent countless hours teaching and mentoring our young people in preparation for the games. Thanks to the young people responsible for the sound, music and announcing; the fans in the stands who yelled, screamed and danced in support of their players and team and the excellent sportsmanship displayed by Sometimes I’ll check out the BBC news Web site to get its view on current events and how it interprets what’s happening in the world. It can be enlightening to see what people in other countries are saying about such things. Recently, it ran an e-mail poll asking if Iran had bene tted from the Global War on Terror, the Iraq war and the recent Israeli-Hezbollah con ict. The e-mailed answers were from all over the world. They came from Muslim and non-Muslim countries, from Europe, the United States, Australia, just about everywhere. The overwhelming majority felt that Iran was indeed coming out on top in recent events. Unfortunately, it’s looking like that’s the case. I wrote in a previous column that I felt a defeat (or at least not a victory) for Israel in the ght with Hezbollah would be seen as a defeat for all the western world and the United States in particular and would only further embolden Iran. As much as it hurts to say this, it would appear that while Israel may not have ‘lost,’ it didn’t ‘win’ either. That’s not a good situation since Israel has managed to survive being surrounded by enemies because the Israeli Armed Forces have had an aura of invincibility. The Arab nations that surround the Israelis have been wary of attacking them directly because of the perception that the Israelis were unbeatable. In a stand-up conventional war, I still think they would be. But still, that aura has been severely diminished by the recent ‘war’ with Hezbollah. It’s pretty well documented that the Israelis were taken by surprise at how well armed Hezbollah was and how hard they fought. The Israelis did something very unIsraeli-like. They underestimated the See NEGOTIATE, Page 6

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 Suza Goltz and Nathan Anderson talk at the Womens Equality Day commemoration at the Religious Education Building on Saturday. (Photo by J.J. Klein)3Women inspire hope, possibility Passage of 19th admendment commemorated Saturday By J.J. KleinReporterThe Kwajalein community commemorated the 85th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women in the United States the right to vote, at a Women’s Equality Day ceremony on Saturday. In 1971 the U.S. Congress established August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. ‘Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility’ was the theme of the ceremony, which included an original poem written by Tamara Ward, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Command secretary; and several songs sung by Sandi Askew. Guest speaker Suza Goltz’s speech focused on her experience as a young woman entering the male-dominated eld of engineering. Goltz was one of a handful of women working at the Kennedy Space Center in the early 1980s. “I was fortunate to have had good bosses that mentored me and believed in my abilities and gave me opportunities to excel,” said Goltz. “I’ll admit it was hard, being the rst female in a lot of areas that had an established ‘boy’s club’, but I concentrated on getting the task done, and eventually that’s what I was measured on. “By 1990, one out of six engineers were women, and by the time I left the Space Center in 1998 we had launched 95 shuttle missions and had enough women engineers with the right skills so that every console in the launch control room could be ‘manned’ by a woman,” said Goltz. Goltz encouraged women and men to “be aware of opportunities at every stage of your life’s experiences.” She explained how her interest in Russian culture and her desire to visit Russia created once-in-a-lifetime opportunities while employed at the Space Center. A friendly hello to a Russian rocket scientist led to an invitation to chair a science committee with Svetlana Savitskaya, the rst woman in space, at an International Women’s Conference in Moscow. When the Space Center could not get visas for its staff to attend a meeting at the Russian Space Center they called on Goltz, who happened to be in the city for the women’s conference. As a result, Goltz was in on the ground oor development of the docking mechanism that would allow the Space Shuttle to dock to Mir. “When I returned back to work at Kennedy I was immediately reassigned to lead the Shuttle Mir Docking Mechanism Program,” said Goltz, “coordinating the U.S. and Russian teams working together in each other’s country. “I truly believe that the doors of opportunity were always out there; however, today it’s a lot easier to walk through them, thanks to the women and men who’ve helped to lay the ground work,” said Goltz. “As our generation continues to carry the torch, our daughters and granddaughters should have an even easier time, so much so, that a need to hold a Woman’s Equality Day will not be required as it will be the norm.” “By 1990, one out of six engineers were women, and by the time I left the Space Center in 1998 we had launched 95 shuttle missions and had enough women engineers with the right skills so that every console in the launch control room could be ‘manned’ by a woman.” — Suza Goltz

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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Kaile’a Moseley, 7, rides the bike course under the watchful eye of Kwajalein Police Department’s Salvestin Nathan. (Photos by J.J. Klein) Rodeo Rodeo I s Is l a n d y o u n g s t e r s l e a r n b i k e s a f e t y land youngsters learn bike safety, r u l e s o f r o a d a t a n n u a l b i k e r o d e o rules of road at annual bike rodeo R i d i n g Riding B y J J K l e i n By J.J. Klein R e p o r t e r Reporter Y o u n g c y c l i s t s l e a r n e d h o w t o t a m e t h e i r t w o Young cyclists learned how to tame their twow h e e l r i d e w i t h b i c y c l e s a f e t y i n f o r m a t i o n f r o m wheel ride with bicycle safety information from t h e K w a j a l e i n P o l i c e D e p a r t m e n t a t t h e t h i r d a n the Kwajalein Police Department at the third ann u a l b i k e r o d e o o n S u n d a y nual bike rodeo on Sunday. ‘ N i g h t R i d e r 2 0 0 6 ’ w a s t h e t h e m e o f t h i s y e a r ’ s ‘Night Rider 2006’ was the theme of this year’s r o d e o m a d e u p o f s e v e r a l s t a t i o n s w h e r e 4 5 c h i l rodeo, made up of several stations where 45 child r e n w e r e c h a l l e n g e d t o t e s t t h e i r s k i l l s s a f e t y dren were challenged to test their skills, safety s m a r t s a n d c o o r d i n a t i o n smarts and coordination. “ T h i s y e a r w e a r e n o t o n l y l o o k i n g a t b a s i c “This year we are not only looking at basic b i k e s a f e t y b u t r e m i n d i n g p a r e n t s a n d k i d s o n bike safety, but reminding parents and kids on K w a j a l e i n o f t h e h a z a r d s o f o p e r a t i n g a b i c y c l e a t Kwajalein of the hazards of operating a bicycle at n i g h t ” s a i d L t J a m i s o n ‘ A J ’ G i l b e r t “ W e h a v e night,” said Lt. Jamison ‘A.J.’ Gilbert. “We have m a n y p r i z e s t o g i v e a w a y i n c l u d i n g 2 0 b i c y c l e many prizes to give away including 20 bicycle l i g h t s b i k e h e l m e t s a n d o t h e r v a r i o u s d o n a t i o n s lights, bike helmets, and other various donations f r o m t h e c o m m u n i t y ” from the community.”

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 5 Cardale Tademy. R i d i n g Logan Everts, 9, knows rst-hand the hazards of biking around Kwajalein. “One time I slid against the cement gutter in new housing and my front wheel made a u-turn and I hit a light pole and fell off,” Logan said. Logan’s family attended the bike rodeo last year, and they’re back this year for a much-needed refresher course. “There’s always room for improvement,” said Logan’s mother, Candace Everts. “You can never train them enough.” After picking up a registration card, children received a free bike inspection from a KPD of cer and then maneuvered their bikes through three safety skills stations. “I’ve seen a lot of near misses and near hits out here. Riding my bike to and from work, kids pull out in front of me, not paying attention,” said Sgt. Brian Welsh, KPD Bike Patrol of cer and event chairman. “Hopefully this will help kids think.” The rst station, called Demon Driveway, required focus and decision making skills as children waited at a make-believe driveway and looked both ways for cars and bikes before deciding whether or not it was safe to enter the roadway. If that wasn’t enough, the young cyclists had to remember to use their turn signals before turning into traf c. “Kids have a habit of getting in a zone,” said Welsh. “Their peripheral vision isn’t as well trained as ours, and they just turn. And when they do look they have a tendency to turn the wheel in the direction they are looking.” The Who’s There station was designed to teach bike riders to look behind them and not turn off the road. The Rock Dodge station set up an obstacle course with common items found on the island and traf c cones placed as potential road hazards for bikers to maneuver around. “I think they did a great job, especially putting the coconuts on the ground since we see that all the time,” said Kim Ohler, mother of Tristan, 4, whose bike sports a bumper sticker that reads, 2 Fast 4 U. The bike rodeo was chaired by KPD of cers Welsh and Josh MacDonald who received help from KPD of cers and constables, volunteers from Community Youth Services and U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll to man the bike stations and encourage the children. “We were very excited by the turnout from the members of the community,” said Gilbert. “It was wonderful to have a mix of people attending and helping to put this event on.” Welsh said this event would not have been possible without all the volunteers and sponsors such as Alutiq, San Juan Construction and Kwajalein Range Services, as well as private donations. Jill Reese attended the bike rodeo with her children Jessica, 2, and Nicholas, 5, because she wanted her daughter, a new bike rider, to get acquainted with some of the rules and to see “if Nick knew the rules well enough to ride himself to school.” Before the bike rodeo, Nicholas had just one hand signal to indicate left and right turns. “Now I know how to use my hand to turn this way,” said Nicholas, demonstrating a perfect right-hand turn signal. Anyone riding behind Nicholas can be assured when he signals a right-hand turn he will actually be turning in that direction. Collin Cooper, 4, is shown hand signals by Youth Services volunteer Shawn Brady during the bike rodeo Sunday. “We were very excited by the turnout from the members of the community. It was wonderful to have a mix of people attending and helping to put this event on.” — Lt. Jamison ‘A.J.’ Gilbert, Kwajalein Polce Department

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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6EXAMPLE, from Page 2 See NEGOTIATE, Page 12 all players on the eld. Shining examples all, supporting two ag football games promoting a simple theme of “making the right choices”, demonstrating that there is a lot of fun to be had without alcohol being involved. As chief of police, I have been approached by young people and adults alike, concerned for our community as a whole because of the pervasive appearance of a growing alcohol problem. I can tell you it does seem accentuated by the small size of our community. But, sometimes perceptions have a measure of truth, especially when so many incidents that take place on our island include excess alcohol consumption. For instance, attempting to board an aircraft under the in uence or getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, golf cart or riding a bike, are all examples of recent unfortunate incidents. These types of situations put not only the operators in peril, but alcohol-induced ignorance can affect innocent residents who unfortunately nd themselves just passing by. In the short time I have been here, I can say that I have measured our young men and women in high school to be sharp and able to make the right decisions. Young people: Like those bad sergeants I had in the Army, you will see your fair share of shameful examples of adults behaving poorly due to excess alcohol drinking. I am supremely con dent that you, too, can pass when tempted, yet thank them for providing an example of something you never want to become. Finally, if you are an adult, you know that these young people are not of age to buy alcohol themselves. You should never feel the freedom to provide alcohol to those underage as it is not only against U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll regulations, it is a violation of the laws governing the United States. Until next time, be safe, be well and continue to look out for each other! enemy. I doubt they’ll ever do that again. Who knows what would have happened if the cease re hadn’t been put in place. They may have prevailed against Hezbollah, but destroying Lebanon in order to do it wouldn’t have been in their best interest. Although the leader of Hezbollah recently said in a TV interview that had he known how strong Israel’s reaction would be, he wouldn’t have ordered the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, Israel still may have suffered a great loss in that their enemies might not fear them now as much as in the past. And Hezbollah and Iran are heroes to the Arab world because they are seen as having fought Israel to a standstill. The United States has much the same problem stemming from our involvement in Iraq. Whether you see it as part of the Global War on Terror or a completely separate issue, the United states may have lost its own aura of power there. It appears the war planners made the same mistake at the beginning of the war the Israelis just made — underestimating the enemy. It doesn’t matter whether what’s going on there is an insurgency or a civil war. Many people, including senators and congressmen and ex-military men think we’re bogged down and question whether anything more can be accomplished militarily in Iraq. Iran sees what’s happening and is more and more emboldened to challenge the United States and Europe. Iran’s leaders see that some of our Marines and Soldiers are on their second and third deployments to Iraq. They see that our military is stretched and our equipment is in bad shape. It would cost billions of dollars to repair or replace the equipment that has been destroyed, damaged or just worn out in Iraq. And we’ve all heard reports that say many of our National Guard units do not have the equipment they need to be combat worthy. Some politicians, ex-military men and Middle East experts say the worst thing that may have come out of invading Iraq and removing Saddam Hussein from power is that a huge buffer and counter balance against Iran was removed along with him. Hussein’s regime was Sunni-dominated and Iran is Shiite dominated. They hated each other and fought two major wars with millions of Iraqis and Iranians killed. Iranians are not Arab. They are Persian. For thousands of years, ancient Persia was the cradle of civilization in that part of the world and for centuries ruled a massive empire. They were not nomadic and tribal like Arabs. They were educated and wealthy. They were builders, poets and traders. They were invaded by Sunni Muslim Arab armies several times and were nally defeated. Over centuries, they slowly converted to Islam and became a stronghold of Shiite Muslims. Iranians today still feel it is their right to dominate the Middle East and want their empire back. To Arabs and Iranians alike, what happened thousands of years ago might as well have happened yesterday. They have long memories. Hussein’s Sunni-dominated Iraq was like a wall against Iranian plans of expansion and spreading in uence throughout the Middle East and the Muslim world. By removing Hussein, the U.S. may simply have opened the door to Iran. The chaos in Iraq serves Iranian interests. There’s no way they want to see a strong, united Iraq. The greatest fear of many world leaders is that when and if American forces leave Iraq, the majority Shiite population of Iraq will align with Iran and all we will have accomplished is to deliver Iraq to Iran on a silver platter. That means the Iranians could wind up controlling almost a third of the world’s oil reserves. Think what that could do to the price of oil and the western world’s economies. Iran has de nitely emerged as the major player in the Middle East. It controls Hezbollah, many of the Shiite militias in Iraq, funds many terrorists around the world, has a large army equipped with modern weapons and according to some reports, is only six months away from making weapons-grade uranium. It would appear painfully obvious that Iraq will never be a united country. There is just too much religious and ethnic division that has thousands of years behind it and the horse has been out of the barn too long to put it back in. Iraq was never a ‘country’ until the British cobbled it together after World War I out of the provinces of Mosul, Baghdad and Basra. This threw traditional enemies such as the Kurds, the Sunnis and the Shiites into the same pot. The British held it together by force until granting independence and establishing a monarchy in 1932. Political in ghting took place, there were military coups and in 1972, the Ba’th NEGOTIATE, from Page 2

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 30, 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 TimemidnightMLB (Continued)Today Show The Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) Kim PossibleWithout A Tracemidnight 12:30 a.m.Mets at Rockies Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Twister The Proud Family 12:30 a.m. 1 a.m. American Morning with Craig Ferguson The Dead ZoneMovie: <:08>Zack and CodyPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m. Judge Judy Lucas Naturally SadieTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.Best Damn SportsCNN Live TodayStar Trek: Voyager Criminal Minds Everwood W/ Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Show Period Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveOprah WinfreyThe West WingMovie:Even Stevens David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Just Married Home ImprovementLate Late Show3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Baseball TonightDr. Phil ShowWill & Grace Moesha w/ Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.NFL LiveKing of QueensMovie: <:49>DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.US Open TennisAFNewsCBS Evening NewsCarol Duval ShowThe Beach TeletubbiesUFC Unleashed5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.Opening Rounds ReconESPNewsBreathing Space Barney & Friends5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.JIPFox News LiveTodayCaribbean Workout Sesame StreetPunkÂ’d6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right FitPimp My Ride6:30 a.m. 7 a.m. Studio B withGood EatsThe EntertainersBear in the Big BlueBest Damn Sports7 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Sheppard Smith UnwrappedBlueÂ’s Clues Show Period7:30 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: Connie the CowGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.PTI w/ John Gibson Raymond Abandoned and Miss Spider America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. PhilDawsonÂ’s Creek Deceived Franklin10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:39>Reading Rainbow10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.4 QuartersABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live Taps Miss SpiderOne Tree Hill11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.CBS Evening News Connie the Cow11:30 a.m. noonWNBA FinalsCountdown withAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!Veronica Marsnoon 12:30 p.m.Game 1 Keith Olbermann Judge JudyMy Wife & KidsDora the Explorer12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightLiving SingleMovie:BlueÂ’s CluesRockstar:1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You Sabrina Bear in the Big Blue Supernova1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Baseball TonightLou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sesame StreetE.R.2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.SportsCenterNews Hour withPassionsMy First PlaceMovie: <:08>Funniest VideosAccess Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer ThatÂ’s Clever! Love Affair Funniest AnimalsJudge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Baseball TonightSpecial Report withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemonLiving Single4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.NFL Live Brit Hume Yu-Gi-Oh!Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.True HollywoodSpongebobNFL Total Access5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Story Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowHeadline NewsSeinfeldBackstage PassKim PossibleX-Play6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.NewsThe SimpsonsE.T. The Proud FamilyCheat6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.MLB<:15> Paci c ReportEverybody Hates...One Tree HillMovie:UnfabulousThird Watch7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Tigers Tavis SmileyGirlfriends Carmen: A Zoey 1017:30 p.m. 8 p.m.at Business ReportFear FactorVeronica Mars Hip Hopera Gilmore Girls Wheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Yankees Nightline Movie: <:43>Jeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball withWithout a TraceRock Star: Cider House Rules Even StevensHeadline News 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris MatthewsSupernova Home ImprovementPaci c Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterOÂ’Reilly FactorHeadline NewsWill & Grace Moesha Two and a Half Men 10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight Show Degrassi Two and a Half Men 10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Baseball TonightToday Show W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: The Legend 7th HeavenBones11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.NFL LiveThe Late ShowColbert Report of Bagger Vance11:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 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.) Kim PossibleC.S.I.midnight 12:30 a.m.Reds Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Bagger Vance The Proud Family12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.at American Morning Craig Ferguson One Tree HillMovie: <:20>UnfabulousPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Dodgers Judge Judy The War of the Zoey 101Tonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m. CNN Live TodayStar Trek: VoyagerVeronica Mars Worlds 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:Even Stevens David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Supernova Carmen: A Home ImprovementLate Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Baseball TonightDr. Phil ShowWill & Grace Hip Hopera Moesha Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.NFL Live Movie: <:43>DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.MLBCBS Evening NewsCarol Duval ShowCider House Rules TeletubbiesThe Ultimate5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.Tigers ESPNewsBreathing Space Barney & Friends Fighter 35:30 a.m. 6 a.m.at Fox News LiveTodayCaribbean Workout Sesame StreetThe Contender6 a.m. 6:30 a.m.Yankees The Right Fit6:30 a.m. 7 a.m. Studio B withGood EatsTrue HollywoodBear in the Big BlueBest Damn Sports7 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Sheppard Smith Unwrapped Story BlueÂ’s Clues Show Period7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.NFL LiveThe Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsBackstage PassDora the ExplorerESPNews8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Jim Rome is BurningLow Carb & LovinÂ’ It E.T.Go, Diego, Go!Headline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.Around the HornThe Big StoryThe ViewRaymondMovie: The WigglesGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.PTI w/ John Gibson Raymond Twelve Mile Road Higglytown Heroes America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. Phil ShowDawsonÂ’s Creek Franklin10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:45>Reading Rainbow10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.College GamedayABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live Ali Higglytown HeroesHow I Met Your Mom11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.CBS Evening News The WigglesHow I Met Your Mom11:30 a.m. noonNCAA FootballCountdown withAccess HollywoodBlind Date Go, Diego, Go!Rockstar:noon 12:30 p.m.South Carolina Keith Olbermann Judge JudyMy Wife & KidsDora the Explorer Supernova12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.at Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightLiving SingleMovie: BlueÂ’s CluesLaw & Order1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mississippi State Mad About You Big Business Bear in the Big Blue1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sesame StreetE.R.2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:52>2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.SportsCenterNews Hour withPassionsDesign on a Dime What Dreams May Funniest VideosAccess Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Style Star Come Funniest AnimalsJudge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Baseball TonightSpecial Report withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemonLiving Single4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.NFL Live Brit Hume Yu-Gi-Oh!Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.BiographySpongebobNFL Total Access5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Christpher Reeve Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowHeadline NewsSeinfeldEbert & RoeperKim PossibleX-Play6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.NewsThe SimpsonsE.T. The Proud FamilyCheat6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.US Open Tennis<:15> Paci c Report Two and a Half Men/ Two and a Half Men How I Met Your MomMovie:ThatÂ’s So RavenThird Watch7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.FIBA WorldTavis Smiley Window on the Atoll(7:50pm) How I Met Your MomLord of the Rings: Phil of the Future7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Championship Business ReportBones Rock Star: The Two Towers Veronica Mars Wheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.of Basketball: Nightline Supernova Jeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Semi nals Hardball with C.S.I. Law & Order Even StevensHeadline News 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.SportsCenter Chris Matthews Home ImprovementPaci c Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.OÂ’Reilly FactorHeadline News Will & Grace Movie: <:19>MoeshaMTV 200610 p.m. 10:30 p.m.NFL No HuddleTonight ShowKing of Queens Beautiful Girls Degrassi Video Music Awards10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.12 Game Today Show W/ Jay Leno The Daily Show 7th Heaven 11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.Coverage The Late ShowColbert Report 11:30 p.m.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 30, 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 TimemidnightNFL No HuddleToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: <:12>Kim PossibleMTV 2006midnight 12:30 a.m.12 Game Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Dude WhereÂ’s My The Proud Family Video Music Awards12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Coverage American Morning Craig FergusonHow I Met Your MomCar ThatÂ’s So RavenPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m. Judge JudyHow I Met Your MomMovie: <:48>Phil of the FutureTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN Live TodayStar Trek: VoyagerRock Star: Lord of the Rings: Veronica Mars with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Supernova The Two Towers Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m. MSNBC LiveOprah WinfreyLaw & Order Even Stevens David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m. Home ImprovementLate Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m. Dr. Phil ShowWill & Grace Moesha Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.SportsCenterKing of Queens DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsCarol Duval Show Movie: <:07>TelletubbiesWorld Series5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.FIBA WorldESPNewsBreathing Space Beautiful Girls Barney and Friends of Poker5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Championship Fox News LiveTodayCaribbean Workout Sesame Street6 a.m. 6:30 a.m.of Basketball: The Right Fit6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Semi nals Studio B withGood EatsBiographyBear in the Big BlueBest Damn Sports7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.UP Open Tennis Sheppard Smith Unwrapped Christopher Reeve BlueÂ’s Clues Show Period7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Opening Rounds The Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperDora the ExplorerGood Morning8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.(JIP)Easy Entertainig E.T.Go, Diego, Go! America 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.Around the HornThe Big StoryThe ViewRaymondMovie: The Wonder Pets9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.PTI w/ John Gibson Raymond My MotherÂ’s Ghost Little Einsteins9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.SportsCenterAround the ServicesDr. Phil ShowDawsonÂ’s Creek Franklin Extreme Homes10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Movie: <:50>Reading RainbowDesigned to Sell10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. ABC World NewsE.R.E! News Live Mr. Deeds Goes Little EinsteinsLandscape Smart11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.College GamedayCBS Evening News To Town The Wonder PetsWeekend Handyman11:30 a.m. noonNCAA FootballCountdown withWindow on the AtollBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!MLBnoon 12:30 p.m.Nevada Keith Olbermann Judge JudyMy Wife & Kids Dora the Explorer 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.at Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightLiving SingleMovie: BlueÂ’s Clues 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Fresno State Mad About You The Piano Bear in the Big Blue 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sesame Street2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.SportsCenterNews Hour withPassionsDecorating Cents Movie: <:07>Funniest VideosNavy/Marine Corps 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer The Look for Less An Ideal Husband Funniest AnimalsMail Call3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Baseball TonightSpecial Report withOprah WinfreyThird Watch PokemonNational4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.NFL Live Brit Hume Yu-Gi-Oh! Geographic 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.Scream PlaySpongebobAccess Hollywood5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto Jeopardy Fairly Oddparents Weekend5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowHeadline NewsSeinfeldHollywood ShootoutKim PossibleExtreme Makeover:6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.NewsThe SimpsonsE.T. The Proud Family Home Edition6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.US Open TennisHeadline NewsMTV 2006AmericaÂ’s MostMovie:Buzz on MaggieThe 44007 p.m. 7:30 p.m.NFL No HuddleTavis Smiley Video Music Awards Wanted 8 Mile Billy and Mandy 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Business Report NCIS The XÂ’sAmerican Chopper8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Nightline Movie: <:58>Hannah Montana8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Hardball with Monk The AstronautÂ’s NedÂ’s Declassi edHeadline News9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris Matthews WifeWhat I Like About YouNavy/Marine Corps 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterOÂ’Reilly FactorHeadline NewsWill & Grace Switched! George Lopez10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowKing of QueensDegrassiBernie Mac10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Friday Night FightsPrimetime W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie:7th HeavenC.S.I. NY11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Lethal Weapon11:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 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 for contract openings are located online at www.krsjv.com. Job descriptions for other openings are located at Human Resources, Building 700. For information on the process for submitting Requisitions, Authorizations to Hire, Personnel Action Notices, and Internal Job bids, visit the USAKA business web page, then choose Human Resources, and then choose the link to the HR Responsibility Matrix. 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, Quality Systems. Full time. Perform general administrative related tasks. Prepare draft reports, presentation and briefs. Requires general computer skills, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. HR Req. K031293. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, HR. Two positions. 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 Reqs. K031200 and K031290. 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. GRAPHICS DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR, Part time exible hours. Must have strong graphic design skills, training and experience. HR Req. K031292. 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, Kwajalein Power Plant. Full time, HR Req. K031124. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK, Service Desk, Planning Dept, HR Req. K031258. RECREATION AIDE I, Roi Community Actvities. Casual position. Enniburr residents should apply to Anthony Stephens. HR Req. K031286. REC AIDE I, Small Boat Marina. Seven hours per week. TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT LEAD, HR Req. 031239. TURTLE POND ASSISTANT, casual position. HR Req. K031284. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, Education Department. HR. Req. K031285. 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. BUYER II, HR. Req. 031539. CAPTAIN, Fire Department, HR Req. 031060. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031437. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III, Two positions. HR Req. 031029 and 031565. CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031525. DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, HR Req. 031100. DISPATCHER II, aircraft, HR Req. 030988. ELECTRICIAN II, HR Req. 031116. ELECTRICIAN III/MARINE ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. 030924. ELECTRICIAN III, HR Req. 030854. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN I, HR Req. 031563. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN II, Two positions, HR Reqs. 030817 and 031495. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031561. 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, Five positions, HR Reqs. 031315, 031157, 031373, 031511 and 031559 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. HAZMAT SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031108. 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. RF SAFETY SPECIALIST/FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031147. SECURITY SPECIALIST SR, HR Req. 031509. SERVER ADMINISTRTOR II, HR. Req. 031557. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington, HR Req. 031175. SYSTEMS ENGINEER III. Two positions, HR Reqs. 031481 and 031483. SYSTEM ENGINEER IV, HR. Req. 031555. 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. Successful candidates should have previous banking, credit union or cash handling experience. Candidates must also have the ability to quickly and accurately handle transactions, communicate effectively and possess a strong desire to learn. For consideration, submit your resum online at www.dodcommunitybank.co m For more information, contact the personnel department at communitybank.recruiting@bankof america.com or call the banking center manager at 52292/52142. Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer. WANTEDTHE TEEN CENTER is looking for donations of clothing for its costume closet and magazines. If you wish to donate, call 53796 to arrange a pick-up or bring your donations to the Teen Center Building.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 11 SURFBOARD of any size or shape, long board or short, must be in surf-ready condition. Call Chris, 52625. MEDIUM-SIZE TV, inexpensive. Call Mark, 52527. FOR SALEDIVE GEAR: SeaQuest integrated bouyancy compensator, size medium-large, Aqua Lung regulator with octopus, B-Air dive computer, all in excellent condition. Call 55945. PCS SALE, beige La-Z-Boy massaging recliner with built in refrigerator $500 and ve white wood shelves, new, never opened, $20 each. Call 59424. FIVE PIECE TAMA drum set with Zildjian cymbals, $1,500; The Party Barge pontoon boat, includes boat shack, $8,300; two lobster traps, $20 each and small Sears air conditioning unit, still in box, $125. Call Bill 53096, work, or 53822, home. PCS SALE, LA-Z-Boy recliner; large entertainment center; corner TV stand; 36-inch TV; of ce chair; microwave; dehumidi er; patio table and chairs; plastic lawn furniture; two large Rubbermaid storage containers; couch and stereo. Call 54544, or stop by Quarters 217-B. GAMEBOY GAMES: Sword of Mana, Star Wars Trilogy, Zelda II The adventure of Link, Cannon Fodder, Mario Golf ; several Pokemon games, Gameshark, Mario Tennis, Donkey Kong Land, Wario Blast, Dragonball Z, X-men, Operation Armored Liberty, Yu Yu Hakusho, Super Mario Land 2, Toy Story and Yu-Gi-Oh! $15 each. Call 50167. CANNON SURE SHOT 35mm camera, good underwater up to 30 feet, $75; ladies’ size 8 soft boot roller blades with safety pads, $50; new Ultra One Touch blood glucose monitor, $75 and bronze oor lamp, $60. Call Tammy, 52501, before 8 p.m. MATURE AUDIENCE DVD and VHS tapes, $5-10. Call 53612. DVD/VCR combo player; white stoneware dish set, eight place settings; wooden bar with two stools; dorm-size refrigerator; denim overstuffed chair and Ottoman; two-drawer green distressed night stand and two lamps. Call Corey, 58890. CHILD’S CHOPPER BIKE, $30; green drapes for 400-series three-bedroom living room; curtain rods and various plants (no orchids). Call 52788, home, or 50958, work. DAISY GIRL Scout shorts, size small/medium, $2; pink ballet leotard with skirt, size 6/7 $3; ballet black leotard with white skirt and leopard print skirt, size 4-6, $4 and pink ballet tights, size 4-7 $1. Call 53244. LA-Z-BOY CHAIR, $80; LA-Z-Boy loveseat, $450; Celestron telescope: Celestron C6-N, 6-feet, 5-inch Newtonian on CG-4 mount, polar nder, dual-axis DC motor drive, soft carry case, $450; g-string Koa ukulele, $400 and Martin DC1E acoustic cutout guitar, $950. Call 53329. SONY 5MP DSC-V1, box, manuals, CD memory card, two batteries, all cables and lens adapter, $300; Panasonic 3CCD mini DV camcorder, box, manuals, CD two batteries, all cables, $550; Panasonic, PV-21 VHSC Palmcorder, manuals, case and cords,$70 and Little Tykes Large Plastic Picnic table,$45. Call Rob, 52200. 2003 SEA-DOO XPdi with shed $6,000; queensize bed, $300; 36-inch TV, $375; two computer desks, $75 each; small fridge, $200; Dell XPS laptop, $850 and several personal computers with or without monitors. Call 54816, home, or 50937, work. COMMUNITY NOTICESBACK TO SCHOOL means PTO. The George Seitz Elementary School PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m., tonight in the elementary school music room. Come out and support the George Seitz Elementary School PTO! Questions can be directed to Wendi Gray at 22200 or Cathy Madore at 52427. FINANCIAL PEACE University, a 13-week course, sponsored by the Island Memorial Chapel, begins in September. For more information, come to the orientation, 6-6:30 p.m., Friday, at the Religious Education Building. Questions? Contact Rod Martin, 51545, work or 52197, home, or John Vannoy, 51382, work, or 54533, home. SCHOOL-AGE Services open house will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, in the SAS room in Building 368. Parents of students in grades 1-6 are invited to receive information about the SAS program and to meet new L o v e S i c k R a d i o Love Sick Radio 7 p m t o n i g h t 7 p.m., tonight, a t E m o n B e a c h at Emon Beach. F o o d w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e Food will be available f r o m D i n i n g S e r v i c e s from Dining Services O n e s h o w One show o n l y only! instructor, Alex McGlinn. DUE TO marine operation requirements, the recompression chamber will be unavailable until Friday. During this period, recreational diving is limited to 50 feet. YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Meeting, 7 9 p.m., Sunday at Quarters 227B. The New Stone sh, formerly the New Zooks, will play 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Sunday, at the Yuk Club. Drink specials available. Bring I.D. to enter the club. Questions? Call 53419. JOIN AMERICAN LEGION Post 44 for its Labor Day party at 6 p.m., Monday. Enjoy chili, hotdogs with all the xings, disc jockey ‘Cool Hand Luke’ spinning classic rock and shot specials throughout the night. BEGINNING BAND instrument rental meeting will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, in the elementary music room. This is the time to sign up your fth grade child for band and get an instrument. PARENTS IN BLENDED families: We face unique parenting challenges, nancial situations, and housing issues. Sometimes, these challenges are frustrating and confusing for family members. If you’d like a safe place to discuss these issues and share your experiences, contact me at kwaj.blendedfamili es@gmail.com. RELAY FOR LIFE will be Oct. 15-16. It’s not too late to enter or join a team. Call Lee, 53789, and leave a message. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 a.m., Sundays, and 7 p.m., Wednesdays, in the hopsital conference room. Questions? Call 55362. Surfway will be closed for inventory today and Thursday. Ten-Ten will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Surfway will reopen Friday.

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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Weather courtesy of Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Winds: SW-NW at 8-15 knots Thursday: Partly sunny with scattered showers. Winds: S-SW at 5-10 knots.Friday: Partly sunny with scattered showers. Winds: S-SW at 5-10 knots. Saturday: Partly sunny with widely scattered showers. Winds: SE-SW at 5 knots. Annual rain total: 51.67 inches Annual deviation: -6.10 inchesFor updated forecasts, call 54700 or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun  Moon  Tides Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tideThurs 6:41 a.m./6:59 p.m. 12:01 a.m./11:51 p.m. 7:26 a.m., 2.8’ 1:37 a.m., 0.6’ 8:01 p.m., 3.2’ 1:28 p.m., 0.5’ Fri 6:41 a.m./6:59 p.m. 12:55 a.m./ 8:04 a.m., 2.3’ 2:27 a.m., 1.0’ 9:07 a.m., 2.8’ 2:03 p.m., 0.9’ Sat 6:41 a.m./6:59 p.m. 1:53 p.m./12:43 a.m. 9:53 a.m., 1.8’ 4:27 a.m., 1.3’ 11:41 p.m., 2.8’ 3:36 p.m., 1.3’NEGOTIATE, from Page 6 RTS WeatherParty signed a treaty with the Soviet Union that would supply arms to them. On July 16, 1979, Saddam Hussein took power and the rest as they say, is history. So we are where we are. What can be done? How can Iran’s in uence in the Middle East be reduced and indeed, what can be done about the Middle East in general? One plan calls for giving up the idea of a united Iraq and would partition the country between the Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites with a fair division of oil revenues between the three parties. If the Kurds and Sunnis had their own autonomous areas, their own governments and a share of the oil revenues, they would have a great stake in keeping Iran out of their affairs and might greatly reduce Iranian in uence and perhaps keep them out of Iraqi oil elds. They would be able to do their own rebuilding as they saw t. The plan would seem to be the best hope for some sort of peace in Iraq by separating the three factions. No doubt, it wouldn’t be easy, but neither is what’s happening now. For all purposes, the Kurds have their own government and army in the north of the country right now. If such a plan could be implemented, then American troops could redeploy to Kuwait. From there, they could rapidly reenter Iraq if the Kurds or Sunnis requested assistance or if circumstances arose that required an American presence. At this point in time, does anyone else see another way that could get us out of Iraq without handing it to Iran on a silver platter? It doesn’t seem we can leave the way it is now, but we can’t stay the way it is now either. There is no doubt that if we left without some kind of order established, it would be an unmitigated disaster as Iran would move in. But it would appear it’s de nitely time to rethink the strategy. The advantages of being able to leave Iraq would be enormous. The most important of course would be that our military men and women would be out of harm’s way. If we could stop spending the billions upon billions of dollars we are spending there, we could use that money to buy better security technology for our airports. We could afford to inspect all air cargo and cargo containers coming into our ports. We could beef up our intelligence services and give more money to rst responders. Badly needed money could go to the monumental task of securing our borders, hiring more U.S. Border Patrol agents and stopping the ood of illegal immigration. We could actually have homeland security that was for real. Our military could afford to replenish its equipment and our troops wouldn’t be stretched to the breaking point. We could refocus our attention on Afghanistan. Even though NATO has taken the lead, many more troops are needed to quell the resurgence of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda there. The United States is also badly losing the public relations war and ‘hearts and minds’ all over the world. Right now in Lebanon, Hezbollah is running around with Iranian money telling the Lebanese people that they’re going to help them rebuild their homes and all America has done is supply the bombs Israel used. The United States must counter that. We have to engage with the legitimate Lebanese government and make European and other western countries see the vital importance of helping Lebanon to rebuild and reducing Iran’s in uence there. We should do whatever we can to establish goodwill with the Lebanese people. Without outside interference from Iran and Syria, Lebanon would have a good chance to be a prosperous, moderate country as it once was before outsiders ruined it. The biggest question of all in the Middle East is what to do about the Israeli-Palestinian con ict. If you have read my columns, you know how much I support and defend Israel. But even I sometimes feel that the U.S. is not always fair-minded when it comes to that con ict. I personally felt that Israel was wrong to build settlements in the occupied area of Gaza, and I feel that there are times when the Israelis are too heavy-handed when dealing with the Palestinians. Of course, when people are faced with suicide bombers and other acts of terror, it’s hard not to react harshly against those who are doing it. The United States must make it absolutely clear to the Palestinians and other Arab countries that we support Israel and its right to exist and we will always help them defend themselves. But we must also make it clear to Israel that our support does not mean a blank check to do whatever it wants. We must show the Palestinians and other Arab nations that we will be fair-minded in the future, and if Israel does something that we feel is wrong, we won’t blindly support them. We have to take an even handed approach. We must show Arab countries that we can be fair as well as tough. Respecting their opinions and listening to their grievances, even if we disagree, might go a long way toward diffusing anger and radicalism. As much as I love America and ercely defend her, maybe we need to recognize that some mistakes have been made in the past and acknowledge them. Perhaps the United States could call a summit with moderate Muslim countries, sit down with them and seriously talk about their concerns and grievances and discuss practical solutions to the Palestinian problem and possibly enlist their help against terrorists and Islamic radicals and reduce Iranian in uence in the region. It might accomplish nothing, but what is there to lose? At least we would have tried. John Kennedy said never fear to negotiate, but never negotiate from fear. Maybe it’s time for some of that now.