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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 R e t u r n i n g h o m e f r o m v a c a t i o n c a n b e s t r e s s f u l a n d s o m e t i m e s d e p r e s s i n g Returning home from vacation can be stressful and sometimes depressing. F o r m o r e o n t h e s u b j e c t f r o m K w a j a l e i n r e s i d e n t s s e e P a g e 4 For more on the subject from Kwajalein residents, see Page 4. ( I l l u s t r a t i o n b y J J K l e i n ) (Illustration by J.J. Klein) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglassthere is no cost to retail in shipping the food items? Shipping is paid by the Army. Is this the justi cation to mark the food and (duty free) tobacco items up beyond stateside pricing, and more comparable to Ebeye pricing? To make a long response understandable to Kwajalein retail: People are working and living on Kwajalein, in a remote location to get ahead. We are not working to put all our money back into retail services, or health insurance just to get by. Someone needs to realize that a lower cost of retail food, tobacco and alcohol items are the key to retention of the Kwajalein workforce and need to x the problem. Concerned Resident Name withheld by request 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. Kemem2See RESPONSE, Page 12 Resident questions pricing of food, retail items L e t t e r s t o t h e e d i t o r Letters to the editor As everyone knows, Kwajalein Range Services retail started a campaign to try and justify the current food price increase over the last 18 months. The problem with escalated food prices does exist, and is an easy x. Lower the food and tobacco prices to compete with online shopping and comparable with the military pricing. The statement made in The Hourglass stating the increased Internet shopping is the culprit of excess inventory is true. The only way the online shopping will cease in this community is to lower the prices on all the Ten-Ten and Surfway facilities. If not, more people will use alternatives to save money, instead of putting a large chunk of their paychecks back for everyday needs. With 57 percent markup on cigarette prices over the past year, more Kwaj residents are seeking online shopping. Why would Kwaj residents want to pay $42 for a cartoon of cigarettes at our company retail store, when they can be purchased online and receive three cartons for the price it costs on island for one carton? Anyone with KEAMS access can see the cigarettes are being purchased through KEAMS for about $11 per carton. If Kwaj retail will check the tobacco sales, they will see that purchases have dropped drastically, and more residents are shopping online. Now retail will have a warehouse full of (tax free) tobacco products to go with the other overpriced items. Stated in The Hourglass Ten-Ten and Surfway food prices are marked for general overhead and labor charges? I am wondering what supposed overhead there is when Dear Concerned Resident: I appreciate the opportunity to address the issues that you raise, because they are undoubtedly shared by many island residents. I hope I can clarify the pricing of our retail merchandise, though it is somewhat complex. Keep in mind that when you have individual questions or suggestions, you can contact Kwajalein Range Services Retail Merchandising by telephone at 53307, or by e-mail to retail@smdck.smdc.army.mil. First, though it is not mentioned in your letter, I’d like everyone to understand that KRS does not receive a share of the store sales as pro t, as would be the case for a conventional store. Our situation is closer – though not identical – to a military base store, where sales prices must cover the price of purchasing plus operating costs. If our store sells items for more than those costs, the extra amount goes into the Recreation Fund. Our prices are set two different ways – one for food, and one for all other items. Food, which includes canned goods, frozen meats, produce, and dairy, is marked up only by the amount that covers operating costs. These include store labor, general supplies like paper bags, cleaning supplies, and ever-increasing credit card fees. The stores also absorb losses for damaged goods, out-of-date merchandise, and spoilage. Fortunately, transportation from CONUS to Kwajalein is paid by the Army, which is what allows us to price goods at a reasonable level. In answer to your question, store labor is not paid for by the government and, therefore, is part of our overhead cost. Food prices are a concern for everybody, so we monitor them carefully against the U.S. Department of Labor Producer Price Index. On average, Kwajalein food prices are rising at a slower rate than CONUS prices for the same commodity groups. For non-food items, which include tobacco, alcohol, clothing, household goods, giftware, toys, electronics, and the like, Retail Merchandising’s goal is to stay close to the everyday pricing that one would see at a store in a small community with similar population. Due to our small customer base here, we are unable to provide pricing you might see at a large chain store or military exchange. The reason for this is rather simple: Suppliers give the largest discounts to their largest customers, which are chain stores and large Internet retailers who buy in much greater volume than we can. Consequently, the wholesale prices our stores pay are higher than chain stores and Internet Kwajalein Range Services responds to pricing concerns

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006By Nell DrumhellerEditorThe dock security checkpoint building ooded with approximately four inches of water on Halloween, and it didn’t have anything to do with ghosts or goblins. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31, at the dock security checkpoint, a young, intoxicated Marshallese man pulled a water pipe out of the wall in the men’s restroom, causing pressurized water to burst out of the wall. A suspect in the vandalism has been apprehended, according to Kwajalein Police Department Chief Joe Barnes. “KPD Lead Investigator Yoshi Kemem was able to nd an eyewitness to the incident that then led to the suspect apprehension. Based on the excellent police work of Investigator Kemem the suspect did confess the next day, which then led to the apprehension of the person who illegally sold, through black-market means, the alcohol to the vandal,” Barnes said. Barnes described the circumstances leading to the vandalism, “This young man paid another to purchase a bottle of alcohol. The suspect consumed the entire amount before going to the DSC. In his confession, the vandal stated, ‘I wanted to feel like a man.’” The vandal is a 22-year-old Marshallese local national and the black marketer is a 50-year-old of Asian Paci c nationality, Barnes said. “Because of the extent of damage, KPD will make the recommendation to the [U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll] provost marshal that both the black-marketer and vandal be permanently barred from the installation of Kwajalein,” Barnes said. Business was brisk on Oct. 31. On island trick or treating, with young people going house to house for Facility vandalized in an alcohol-related incident 3Accidental discharge from Coast Guard vessel creates environmental concern Raw sewage in lagoon closes Kwajalein beachesDock Security Checkpoint Building damaged handouts of candy, started at 6 p.m. Many parents and children came from Ebeye to participate in the holiday. “DSC was busy [on Oct. 31], and thanks to the quick reaction of the KPD of cers on duty, we were able to set up an alternate processing station outside at the gate leading to the pier,” Barnes explained. Barnes said DSC personnel set up portable barriers outside the front door where of cers directed them to the side gate leading to the pier. “While that operation was in play, the remaining of cers, to include the Deputy Chief Moses Moreno, immediately began the process of trying to get the water out using two shop vacuums and push brooms. Of course, our greatest concern was the electronic equipment used daily in the processing of personnel in and out of DSC.” This equipment includes X-ray machines, metal detectors and the Electronic Badge System. Barnes said additional personnel were not required to support the entry-exit procedures of dock security that night or to aid in the clean up. “We did have to call in Cpl. Joe Brown, who specializes in our video surveillance system. He helped us recover the subject coming out of the restroom after the vandalism was done,” he said. “Many who are in the business of selling or providing alcohol for another can never know what may happen in the end. You may not win a popularity contest by refusing to buy alcohol for someone, but you’ll not have to worry about the consequences of another’s actions either. Excessive alcohol consumption leads to ignorant displays of behavior,” Barnes added. He advised, “Everyone should know their limits, because in the moments after you exceed your limit and not in full control of your actions could very well result in something you regret. Those involved in this are now subject to loosing their livelihood and means of supporting their families. So many lose out as a result of stupidity!” The cost of the damage caused by the vandalism has been identi ed as up to $5,000.Hourglass reportsAt approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday an accidental sewage spill into the Kwajalein lagoon resulted in the lagoon-side beaches being closed. “As you can imagine, raw sewage in the water is not a good thing, and we do not want anyone exposed to that. We could not determine the direction of the spilled material ow, so as a precaution, we closed the beaches until we could test and determine that we have no contamination,” explained Dick Nugent, Kwajalein Range Services Environmental, Safety and Health manager. He determined the beaches needed to be closed.“The U.S. Coast Guard ship Sequoia was pumping sewage into the sewage lift station at Echo pier,” Nugent said. “During the evolution, it appears [has not been con rmed] that the pump was overloaded and this resulted in a spill estimated at 100 gallons. We are attempting to con rm the amount.” The beaches remained closed until test results were negative for raw sewage. Nugent said when the test results achieved an acceptable level of contamination, reopening would occur. The beaches had reopened at press time.“As you can imagine, raw sewage in the water is not a good thing and we do not want anyone exposed to that.” — Dick Nugent, Kwajalein Range Services Environmental, Safety and Health manager

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass Returning home after vacation can be stressful, dif cult, sometimes depressing4‘Rock fever’ can make Kwajalein residents long for the open road and changes of scenery. By J.J. KleinReporterIf the thought, ‘Ah, it’s good to be home’ is the farthest thing from your mind when you return from vacation, then you might be someone who struggles with post-vacation blues. Post-vacation blues are characterized by a feeling of gloominess, trouble getting back to the routine of everyday life, and dif culty getting motivated stopping just short of depression. “We are mourning the loss of that precious vacation time, sadly acknowledging that we wish we could have had more time away, more time to play, more time to savor our ‘vacation self’” is how Fitness Quest Web site describes post-vacation blues. The irony is that most people take a vacation from their job and their daily life to reenergize and renew, hoping to bring this attitude of renewal back with them. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The Hourglass spoke with Kwajalein residents who were gracious in sharing their thoughts on this subject. The names of individuals have been changed to protect their anonymity. “Just before I board the plane to come back I’ll get this feeling like I really don’t want to go back,” said John Mann, his last vacation was a year ago. “It’s not because the vacation was so great, it’s that I don’t look forward to going back to the grind.” “After returning from vacation, I experience feelings of being letdown or gloomy,” said Sarah Thomas, a frequent world traveler, “usually soon after the plane has landed, and I realize it is back to reality. “As a side note, living on Kwaj is different in the fact that we are seeing the same people day after day and when on vacation it is refreshing to be among strangers for awhile,” she added. For Kim Smith, who has worked at several overseas installations, the vacation blahs hit her one or two days before leaving to return to Kwajalein. “I dread coming back,” said Smith. “Either I’m having too much V a c a t i o n Vacation B l u e s Blues “After returning from vacation, I experience feelings of being letdown or gloomy. Usually soon after the plane has landed, and I realize it is back to reality.”— Sarah Thomas, frequent world traveler

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006fun or I just miss being back home with my family and friends I grew up with.” “Typically when I see the atoll coming into view from the airline window I get a bit of a rush,” said Tracy Winter, who is experiencing this for the rst time. “However, on returning from my recent vacation I did not feel that way. I was glad to see people I care about, but I wasn’t ‘excited’ about being back.” Although lack of productivity is imperceptible, Mann said the vacation blahs do affect his attitude at work, “The rst few days back I nd myself daydreaming about vacation and not focusing on the task at hand.” The reasons for why people experience these postvacation blues are unique to each person. “I think it happens because we have experienced a whole different environment from home or the place we happen to be living. Going to restaurants, being waited on, doing something fun and exciting everyday and meeting people,” Thomas said. Smith can pretty much pinpoint why she dreads her return to Kwajalein. “Personally for me, I think it’s because I feel like I’m missing important times and opportunities with my family and friends who are dear to me,” said Smith. “So, when I leave them to come back to Kwajalein (or wherever I am), I feel a part of me missing. When I see my friends doing well in their life – job, marriage, family, I miss not being a part of their lives. And when there are bad times, I can’t be there for them.” This post-vacation ‘funk’ seems to last only two to three days, sometimes as long as a week for the people interviewed. They allow themselves to experience these feelings and then employ different strategies to work their way out of the funk. “I jump right back into work and island life,” said Smith, but admits to using a friend as a sounding board. “I have one very special friend, my one con dant, on-island who has always been there for me – she’s a mother gure to me, she knows everything about me, so I always talk to her about stuff.” Thomas manages to transition through the post-vacation blahs with relative ease after years of practice. “It lasts a day or so and diminishes when I am forced to get back into the old routine,” said Thomas. “Also I fully believe that jetlag, especially after long ights, can have a lot to do with that ‘letdown’ feeling. Excuse the pun!” There are several strategies, according to Fitness Quest that can help people beat the just-got-back-from-vacationblahs. First, recognize that your vacation wasn’t perfect. “The point is, if you acknowledge that your time away wasn’t perfect, you will discover that your time here, in our ‘normal’ world, isn’t absolutely the pits, either!” Second, remind yourself that being home can be nice and that “everyday life is where you really live. If everyday were a vacation day, it would eventually become mundane and boring.” Lastly, focus on the positive. Remember the great times you had on your trip and also remember the things you enjoy about your life, your friends and the your community. Thomas also has a secret for nding her way through these blahs, “a great lift in spirits is to start planning the next vacation!”5 For some Kwajers a trip to Europe is just the ticket for ‘rock fever.’ Many Kwajalein residents have the opportunity to travel to exotic locations such as Bali, Japan and Thailand. V a c a t i o n “Just before I board the plane to come back I’ll get this feeling like I really don’t want to go back. It’s not because the vacation was so great, it’s that I don’t look forward to going back to the grind.” — John Mann, Kwajalein resident

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Weather exercise helps prepare island for severe storm scenario Kwajalein Community Activities Beaches Emon...................................... 11 a.m. 6 p.m. All other beaches.....Buddy system at all times Bowling Center .....................................1-9 p.m. CRC/Raquetball Courts .........7:30 a.m. 9 p.m. Gear Locker ................................4:30-6:30 p.m. Golf Course .......................... .Sunrise to sunset Golf Pro Shop ....................... 6:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Driving Range......................................... Closed Hobby Shop .................................. 12:30-6 p.m. Ivey Gym..............................7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Kayak Shack ............................ ............1-6 p.m. Pools Adult ..................... ..Buddy system at all times Family ...................................................Closed Skate Park..................Buddy system at all times Small Boat Marina ........................8 a.m.-6 p.m. ARC ............................................11 a.m.-11 p.m. Library................................................1-6:30 p.m. Food Services Sunrise Bakery................................7 a.m.-noon Caf Paci c Breakfast.................................... Normal hours Brunch........................................ Normal hours Dinner......................................... Normal hours Three Palms Snack Bar..............10 a.m.-8 p.m. Merchandising Macy’s and Macy’s West..............10 a.m.-2 p.m. Surfway....................................................Closed Ten-Ten.........................................10 a.m.-7 p.m. Beauty/Barber .........................................Closed Yuk Club.........................................6 p.m.-2 a.m. Ocean View Club.......................4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Post Of ce................................................Closed Macy’s and Macy’s West..............10 a.m.-2 p.m. Retail Of ce.............................................Closed Tape Escape................................ 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Continental Travel Agency ......................Closed Country Club................................. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Community Bank.....................................Closed Roi-Namur s Gimbel’s .......................................10 a.m.-2 p.m. Post Of ce................. ..............................ClosedVeterans Day (Saturday)hours of operation“Each department has what we call Departmental Instructions for Manmade Disasters and Natural Disasters and these instructions are very explicit with what each department must do,” Cassiday said. “The current weather evacuation plan is designed for ‘on-island sheltering’ of Kwajalein residents. This plan is our reaction to severe weather up to and including Category 3 strength storms,” said Holton. After issues and concerns are brought to light during the weather exercise the EOC develops procedures to address the issues. The weather exercise last year identi ed a problem with internal radio communication or too many people trying to use the same frequency and not every radio set with the same preset channels. The staff also discovered the amount of shelter kits and the items within were inadequate for what was needed. “To address these issues, we developed a communication plan that directed who could broadcast on what channel and what organization goes on each preset radio channel,” Holton said. “For example the number one preset on all emergency ops radios is set to the EOC frequency, the number two is on the re station frequency. We also developed a shelter kit inventory that better addresses the anticipated needs of those in the shelter.” Cassiday added, “I also learned just how good Kwajalein Police Department and the KRS Fire Department personnel are during these exercises. These folks train all the time and they are prepared as well as anybody I have ever worked with.” November is Weather Awareness Month and Cassiday urges Kwajalein residents to review the current phone book for the weather plan. “Please take 10 minutes to check your personal survival kit. Do not wait until the storm notice comes out on the roller. People do not need to memorize the disaster plan in the phone book, but please do familiarize yourself with it somewhat,” Cassiday said. “Come game time you are what you practice.” E n j o y O k t o b e r f e s t a t Enjoy Oktoberfest at t h e O c e a n V i e w C l u b the Ocean View ClubCome out and enjoy the taste of Okoberfest in November. Oktoberfest beers will be available the weekend of the 11th. Ayinger, Spaten, Boston Lager Oktoberfest and Pauliner will be available. Dinner will be available from 7 p.m. until supplies run out. Menu includes “Old World Saurkraut Supper” Bratwurst, Kapuska (Sauerkraut) Hot Grrman Potato Salad German Rye Bread, Unberbackener Spinat Mit Kase (Baked Spinach w/ cheese) and Blitzkuchen Mit Apfeln (apple cake). $12 for general pubilc and $8 for meal-card holders. Questions? Call 53419. JJ KleinReporterA fast-moving tropical depression, headed straight for Kwajalein and rapidly gathering strength, is forecasted to develop into a Category 2 typhoon with winds gusting at 132 miles per hour by the time it slams into the island. This is the scenario, developed by 3D Research Corporation weather station, the Emergency Operations Center staff considered at the weather exercise on Tuesday when the EOC was activated. “Is it possible that a ‘real bad’ storm could hit Kwajalein,” asked Thaddeus Cassiday, Kwajalein Range Services Security manager. “The answer is yes.” The weather exercise, held annually, is designed to review and test current emergency action plans, said Maj. Craig Holton, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Operations officer. “We hope to identify potential weaknesses in the current weather action plan. Once these weaknesses are identi ed, we can develop ways to address them. “Typically, I keep these scenarios a secret so we can get a more realistic reaction from the EOC staff as they direct the island response,” said Holton. Prior to the exercise, Holton described the plan, “This year, however, there will no island responders; the EOC staff will be the only players. This ‘table top’ exercise allows the EOC to fully explore issues without expending island resources.” As soon as the weather scenario was put into play by USAKA Commander Col. Stevenson Reed, EOC staff members, consisting of senior staff members of USAKA, KRS, 3D Weather, the Kwajalein Hospital and the community re and police departments, were contacted and rallied at the EOC. “The goal is to have the EOC operational within 30 minutes of activation,” said Holton. “It has never taken that long.” After congregating at the center, the EOC staff members walked through their departmental emergency responses and protocols.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006ThursdayAll programming is subject to change without notice7 TimeChannel 9 Roller Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports TimemidnightRollerToday Show The Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) Kim PossibleSportsCentermidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:46>The Proud Family12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson C.S.I. The Brady Zack & CodyNFL RePLAY1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Bunch Movie Naturally Sadie Game #11:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomStargate SG-1Criminal MindsEverwood2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Backstage PassNFL RePLAY2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyThe West WingMovie:Even Stevens Game #23 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Drumline Home Improvement3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowWill & GraceMoeshaSportsCenter4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of Queens Degrassi4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsCarol Duval ShowMovie: <:14>TeletubbiesNFL Live5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsBreathing Space A Perfect Barney & FriendsNBA Fastbreak5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.TodayCaribbean Workout Murder Sesame StreetNBA6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right Fit SuperSonics6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsThe EntertainersBear in the Big Blue at7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.UnwrappedBlueÂ’s Clues Heat7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsBehind the ScenesDora the Explorer 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Food 911E.T.Go, Diego, Go!The Sports List8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: Connie the CowNFL Live9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne The Linda Miss SpiderJim Rome 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Big StoryDr. PhilAlly McBeal McCartney Story FranklinAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Movie: <:45>Reading RainbowPTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ Les Miserables Miss SpiderSportsCenter11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 Connie the Cow11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!noon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleDora the ExplorerNBA Shootaround12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:BlueÂ’s CluesNBA1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Flashdance Bear in the Big Blue Suns1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril LiveSesame Street at2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:47> Spurs2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsKidspace Almost Famous Funniest Videos 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.ThatÂ’s Clever!Funniest AnimalsNBA3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemon Pistons4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh! at4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.True HollywoodSpongeBob Kings5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Story Fairly Oddparents 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldBackstage PassKim PossibleSportsCenter6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T. The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowEverybody Hates...BET AwardsMovie:UnfabulousSportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Girlfriends What a Girl Zoey 1017:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportHellÂ’s Kitchen Wants Gilmore GirlsNBA8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis SmileyMovie: <:50> Suns8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportWithout a Trace Runaway Bride Even Stevens at9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline Home Improvement Spurs9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball withHeadline NewsWill & GraceMoeshaSportsCenter10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens Degrassi10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie:7th HeavenNFL Live11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Conan The Barbarian PTI11:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8FridayAll programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 Roller Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports TimemidnightRollerToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.)Kim PossibleNFL Total Accessmidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:51>The Proud Family12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig Ferguson BET Awards Gathering of UnfabulousNFL RePLAY1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Eagles Zoey 101 Game #31:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomStargate SG-1 Gilmore Girls 2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.NFL RePLAY2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyMovie:Even Stevens Game #43 a.m. 3:30 a.m.What a Girl Home Improvement 3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowWill & Grace Wants MoeshaSportsCenter4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of Queens Movie: <:50>Degrassi4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsCarol Duval ShowRunaway Bride TeletubbiesNFL Live5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsBreathing SpaceBarney & FriendsNBA5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.TodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame Street Pistons6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right Fit at6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsTrue HollywoodBear in the Big Blue Kings7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped Story BlueÂ’s CluesThe Hot List7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsBackstage PassDora the ExplorerThe Hot List8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Semi HomemadeE.T.Go, Diego, Go!Outside the Lines8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: The WigglesNFL Live9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Perfect Romance Higglytown HeroesJim Rome9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Big StoryDr. Phil ShowAlly McBealFranklinAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Movie: <:44>Reading RainbowPTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ Mrs. Doubt re Higglytown HeroesSportsCenter11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 The Wiggles11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!noon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleDora the ExplorerCollege Football12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie: BlueÂ’s Clues Louisville1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Mighty Joe Young Bear in the Big Blue at1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril LiveSesame Street Rutgers2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDesign on a DimeMovie: <:09>Funniest Videos3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Style Star The Dead Zone Funniest AnimalsSportsCenter3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemon4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh!4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneThe Dead ZoneBiography:SpongeBobNFL Live5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Robert Duvall Fairly OddparentsPTI5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldEbert & RoeperKim PossibleSportsCenter6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T.The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News Now The Of ce/ (:25) Old Christine How I Met Your MomMovie:ThatÂ’s So RavenSportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Window on the Atoll(7:50pm) How I Met Your MomX2: X-Men Phil of the Future7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportBones Next Top Model United Veronica MarsNBA8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Bulls8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportC.S.I. Miami Law & OrderMovie: <:28>Even Stevens at9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline The Scorpion Home Improvement Cavs9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline News Will & Grace King Moesha10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of QueensDegrassiNBA10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: <:11>7th Heaven Mavericks @11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Courage Under FireSuns11:30 p.m.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 9All programming is subject to change without noticeSaturday TimeChannel 9 Roller/DTS Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports TimemidnightRollerToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) Kim PossibleNBAmidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:55>The Proud Family (cont.)12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig FergusonHow I Met Your MomChatlieÂ’s Angels: ThatÂ’s So RavenSportsCenter1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge JudyHow I Met Your MomFull Throttle Phil of the Future1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomStargate SG-1Next Top ModelVer onica Mars College Football2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Movie: <:49> Louisville2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyLaw & Order X2: X-Men Even Stevens at3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.United Home Improvement Rutgers3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowWill & GraceMoeshaSportsCenter4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of QueensDegrassi4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsCarol Duval ShowMovie: <:17>TeletubbiesNFL Live5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsBreathing Space The Scorpion Barney and FriendsThe Fantasy Show5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.TodayCaribbean Workout King Sesame StreetInside the NFL6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right Fit6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsBiography:Bear in the Big BlueESPNews Morning7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped Robert Duvall BlueÂ’s Clues Final7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperDora the ExplorerThe Hot List8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Easy EntertainigE.T.Go, Diego, Go!Outside the Lines8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: Dora the ExplorerNFL Live9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Dawn Anna Specials Jim Rome9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Big StoryDr. Phil ShowAlly McBealMovie:Around the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Movie: <:43> Beauty & the Beast PTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ Daddy Day Care SportsCenter11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 Kenny the Shark11:30 a.m. noonCollege FootballABC World NewsWindow on the AtollBlind DateKenny the Sharknoon 12:30 p.m.UTEP CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleBackstage PassKenny the SharkNBA Shootaround12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.at Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:Kenny the SharkNBA1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.UAB Keith Olbermann Mad About You Pretty In Pink Kenny the Shark Heat1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril LiveMovie: at2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:51> Snow DayNets2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Navy/MCorps NewsLou Dobbs TonightPassionsDecorating Cents Speed3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.RollerThe Look for LessFunniest AnimalsNBA3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemon Pistons4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh! at4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneThe Dead ZoneShowbiz MomsSpongeBob Lakers5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy & Dads Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldCinema SecretsKim PossibleSportsCenter6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T.The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowDeal or No DealAmericaÂ’s MostMovie:Buzz on MaggieSportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Wanted Old School Grim Adventures7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Headline NewsSurvivor:InvasionThe XÂ’sSports8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Cook Islands Movie: <:43> TBD8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportLast ComicMonk XXX NedÂ’s Declassi ed9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline StandingWhat I Like About You9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline News Will & Grace Switched!10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of QueensDegrassi10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily Show Movie:7th HeavenNFL Live11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Striking Distance PTI11:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, 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. 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. ADMNINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Child Development Center. Full time. Strong of ce and computer skills required. HR Req. K031397. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN, Automotive, HR Req. K031086. ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. K030983. ELECTRICIAN I, Generator Shop, HR Req. 031254. ELECTRICIAN I, Kwajalein Operations, full-time, HR Req. K031092. GENERAL MAINTENANCE, Generator Shop, HR Req. K031253. 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. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT I, HR Req. K031162. PROGRAM LEAD, Youth Services, two casual positions, HR Reqs. K031323 and K031324. RECREATION AIDE II, Roi Community Services. Fulltime. HR Req. K031217. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST, Education Services, Casual position. HR Req. K031299. STOCK CLERK, Gimbel’s. Casual. HR Req. K031339. Enniburr residents apply to Annemarie Jones, Gimbel’s manager. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, Education Department. HR. Req. K031285. TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT LEAD, HR Req. 031239. KRS CONTRACT POSITIONS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, HR Req. 031673. BUYER II, HR. Req. 031539. Richmond hire. CALIBRATION TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031653. CAPTAIN, Fire Department, HR Req. 031060. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031437. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III, two positions, HR Req. 031029 and 031565. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031671. CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031525. COORDINATOR REMOTE LAUNCH SITES, HR Req. 031583. DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, HR Req. 031100. DESKTOP ANALYST II, HR Req. 031759. DISPATCHER II, aircraft, HR Req. 030988. ELECTRICIAN II, HR Req. 031116. ELECTRICIAN III/MARINE ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. 030924. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, HR Req. 031563. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN II. Six positions, HR Reqs. 030817, 031495, 031601, 031603, 031605 and 031607. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031561. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN III – ALTAIR, HR Req. 030669 (Roi-Namur). ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031527. EMERGENCY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031032. FIELD ENGINEER I, HR Req. 031189. FIELD ENGINEER II, six positions, HR Reqs. 031315, 031157, 031373, 031511, 031559 and 031148. FIELD ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur, HR Req. 030741. FIELD ENGINEER II, TRADEX, HR Req. 031245 (Roi-Namur). FIREFIGHTER, ve positions, HR Reqs. 031054, 031056, 031082, 031124 and 031142. FIREFIGHTER/EMT, two positions, HR Reqs. 031138 and 031140. HARDWARE ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031493. HAZMAT SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031108. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, HR Req. 030871. MATERIAL HANDLER II, HR 031621. MECHANIC III, two positions, HR Reqs. 031000 and 031102. MECHANIC IV, HR Req. 030966. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT III, four positions, HR Reqs. 030376, 030862, 030912 and 030506. NETWORK ENGINEER II–MO, HR Req. 031227. OPERATIONS TEST DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031485. OPTICS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031595. PLANT TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031645. PLANT TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031643. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK I, Automotive. Full -time, HR Req. K031250. PROGRAMMER, HR Req. 031067. PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031591. RADIO/TV OPERATOR, HR Req. 031667. REGISTERED NURSE, three positions, HR Reqs. 031635, 031637 and 031597. RF SAFETY SPECIALIST/FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031147. SERVER ADMINISTRATOR I, HR Req. 031631. SERVER ADMINISTRATOR II, HR Req. 031557. SUPERVISOR SERVER ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031629. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington, HR Req. 031175. SUPERVISOR, Air Terminal Services, HR Req. 031148. SYSTEMS ENGINEER III. Two positions, HR Reqs. 031481 and 031483. SYSTEM ENGINEER IV, HR. Req. 031555. TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 030965. TRAINING COORDINATOR II, HR 031663. WAREHOUSEMAN II/SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK, CONUS-Richmond, HR Req. 030843. WEB SOFTWARE DEVELOPER I, HR Req. 031639. AMERICAN LEGION POST 44 CLUB STEWARD, BAR STEWARD and BARTENDER. Job descriptions and applications may be obtained by calling 53436. WANTEDHOUSE-SITTING situation for former Kwaj residents for Dec. 9-Jan. 23 or any part of that time frame. They are responsible, Christian, non-smokers, will take care of your pets, yard and home. Call Carla, 52642. ROLLERBLADES, men’s size 10-11 and pads. Call Nathan, 54388, work or 54640, home. FOUNDMEMORY CARD, Oct. 31, on Lincoln Street. Call 52529. MONEY, next to bus stop across from Macy’s. Call Wendi, 52200. PATIO SALESATURDAY, 8-11 a.m., Quarters 122-D. PCS sale. FOR SALEJVC 32-INCH TV, retails for $600, nd online for $350 (JVC AD-32D305) with great reviews, $325; Pioneer Dolby digital/Pro Logic II/DTS receiver 1000-watts, paid $200 new, will sell for $150 and Panasonic DVD player, $100. Will sell all for $550. Call 55030. PCS SALE. Road bike, call for details, $350; HP Photo Smart printer, $80; microwave, $35; blender, $25; Play Station 2 with assortment of games, $135; Sony home theater system, $100; rollerblades, $50; toaster, $15 and Uniden cordless telephone, $15. Call 56744 or e-mail lonnie.harrell@smdc.smdck.army.mil COYOTE NORTHSHORE polarized sunglasses, rose lenses, new, $60. Call 51314. CRIB BEDDING, Brandie Danielle Jungle, $30; Enfamil Lipil powder formula, 39 ounces, $30; package of 52 diapers, size four, $7; in atable playnest with K w a j b i n g o w i l l b e Kwaj bingo will be T h u r s d a y a t t h e Y u k C l u b Thursday at the Yuk Club. C a r d s a l e s a t 5 : 3 0 p m P l a y b e g i n s Card sales at 5:30 p.m. Play begins a t 6 : 3 0 p m B l a c k o u t a t 5 4 n u m b e r s at 6:30 p.m. Blackout at 54 numbers w i t h a $ 7 5 0 j a c k p o t B r i n g I D t o with a $750 jackpot. Bring ID to p l a y M u s t b e 2 1 t o e n t e r play. Must be 21 to enter. T H E H O U R G L A S S THE HOURGLASS W I L L P U B L I S H O N WILL PUBLISH ON F R I D A Y I N S T E A D O F FRIDAY INSTEAD OF S A T U R D A Y D U E T O T H E SATURDAY DUE TO THE V E T E R A N S D A Y H O L I D A Y VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY. To honor veterans, Macy’s, Macy’s West and Gimbel’s will offer a 10 percent discount on any purchase over $100 to all veterans showing military identi cation, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on Saturday. This offer excludes tobacco, alcohol and health and beauty aids.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 11VeteransHonor America’s veterans. Join the ceremony at 9 a.m., Saturday, at the agpoles. A noon luncheon will be served at the Vets’ Hall. All are welcome. play arch, $20; homemade baby food book, $3; What to Expect the First Year book, $7; family-size picnic table, $70 and rocking chair, $50. Call 50167. SEVEN-PIECE comforter set for king-size bed, $100; various plants (not including orchids); women’s bike with aluminum frame and wheels, $25 and Univega bicycle for two, $250. Call 52788, home, or 50958, work. BEAUTIFUL healthy plants, bougainvillea, orchids, crotons and ixora. Call 54826 and leave a message. AQUARIUM, 90-GALLON, hood/lights, new Magnum 350 Pro canister lter (with bio-wheel), stand, $200 or best offer. Call 52853 or 51485. TWO 26 by 1.9 to 2.125 thorn resistant/Schrader valve tubes, $10 and two 26 by 1.75 CST Enduro 5 mm/high protection tires, $40. Call 52328, days. BOAT, 21-FOOT, with 225 horsepower Johnson, plus backup eight horsepower outboard, boat shack and Boat Lot 65, trailer and tools, Seats ve to six, includes new VHF radio, GPS, DVD/CD and stereo, $10,900; Bose 901 series speakers with Bose EQ, dark wood, $375. Call Herb,59662. FOOTLOCKER, $35; one-cup coffee maker, $5; assorted cigars and humidors; outdoor canopy including netting and all poles and stays, $75; small Christmas tree with lights and decorations, perfect for an of ce, $35; assorted Christmas decorations and other items. Call 52116, days, or 54535, nights. ROLLS SIX-VOLT deep cycle marine batteries, 262 AH each, good condition, $50 each. Call Rick, 53725, home or 54420, work. LAZYBOY RECLINER, $200; Akona dive gear; fins, booties, knife, mask, snorkel, bag all new $200; keyboard/MIDI controller with case and instructional DVD, $125; guide books for Cambodia, Thailand and Hawaii and dive guide to Truk, Kosrae and Pohnpei, $5-10. Call 56494. CHRISTMAS TREE, 7-foot tall, slim, spruce, prewired with multi-colored lights, used once, $80. Call 54538, after 6 p.m., or leave a message. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN SCUBA Club will meet at 7 p.m., tonight, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. Items to be covered are the KSC constitutional “wordsmithing/modi cations”, a special presentation by Doug Hepler and basic information concerning diving and lightning. BOAT OWNERS. If you missed your previous T o w n H a l l Town Hall Meeting KWAJALEIN RANGE SERVICES, U.S. ARMY KWAJALEIN ATOLL AND KWAJALEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO A JOINT TOWN HALL MEETING AT 7 P.M., NOV. 14, IN THE MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM. An island Beauti cation Day and dedicated day for yard work around living quarters will take place, 9-11 a.m., Monday, (meet at Richardson Theater for the island-wide cleanup) and all day for residential cleanup.What can you do to help? • Be a volunteer for the island-wide clean up • Be an area coordinator (call Susannah, 53331, for more details) BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND SPRUCE UP AROUND YOUR QUARTERS chances of going to the mandatory Hazardous Material Storage and Disposal class, there is another class being held 6-7 p.m., Thursday, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. All boat owners must attend an annual hazardous material storage and disposal meeting. Questions? Call Cathy Madore, 58856 or Paul McGrew, 53643.ENJOY AN EVENING of ballroom dancing, sponsored by the Kwajalein Dance Association at 7 p.m., Saturday, in the multi-purpose room. Free and open to the community. Adults and students. Casual attire. Dance review, 7-7:30 p.m. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages. Questions? Call Cheryl or Dick, 51684.RC RACING will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Vets’ Hall race track. STUDENT MUSIC will be at 7 p.m., Nov. 15, in the multi-purpose room at the high school. Piano teachers who would like students to perform should contact Dick Shields to obtain registration forms. THE SCHOOL ADVISORY Board will hold its monthly public meeting at 7 p.m., Nov. 15, at the elementary school music classroom. School calendar packet for the 2007-2008 school year will be discussed. The public is invited to attend. Questions? Call 53761. DO YOU WANT to be on the babysitter referral list? Youth Services will hold the bi-annual babysitter training on Nov. 20. Anyone 13 by June 1, 2007 may attend. Red Cross Basic Aid and Child Development Information will be given. Space is limited to 10. Call Amy, 53610, to register.THE OPTOMETRIST will be on island Nov. 29-Dec. 7. For appointments, call 52223 or 52224. BEGINNING JAN. 8, all persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport. Day

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Weather courtesy of Tonight: Partly clear with showers likely. Winds: NE-E at 6-12 knots Thursday: Partly sunny with showers likely. Winds: ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots.Friday: Variably sunny with scattered showers. Winds: Variable at 5 knots. Saturday: Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 5-10 knots. Annual rain total: 85.59 inches Annual deviation: +1.36 inchesFor updated forecasts, call 54700 or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun  Moon  Tides Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tideThurs 6:40 a.m./6:26 p.m. 9:53 p.m./10:02 a.m. 6:02 a.m., 3.1’ 12:12 a.m., 0.4’ 6:17 p.m., 4.3’ 11:48 p.m., 0.0’ Fri 6:40 a.m./6:26 p.m. 10:51 p.m./10:59 a.m. 6:40 a.m., 2.7’ 12:53 a.m., 0.1’ 6:55 p.m., 3.8’ 12:19 p.m., 0.4’ Sat 6:40 a.m./6:26 p.m. 11:46 p.m./11:51 a.m. 7:24 a.m., 2.3’ 1:40 a.m., 0.5’ 7:42 p.m., 3.3’ 12:54 p.m., 0.8’RTS WeatherRESPONSE, from Page 2 retailers pay. While we might never be competitive with Wal-Mart or the Internet, we are actively working to lower prices, and are looking into alternative buying methods that may yield better pricing. The retail markups from non-food items have to pay for operating costs in the non-food stores, plus the costs of purchasing and replacing equipment in all the stores (including the food stores). Like other equipment on Kwajalein, many of our mechanical systems, such as freezers and refrigerated display cases are deteriorating, so those costs are rising. Once the operating and equipment costs have been paid, the remainder, plus any recreational fees, are used to fund island recreational equipment, and programs such as the Hobby Shop, Golf Course, Marina, Bowling, Pools and Beaches, and special events such as the 4th of July reworks. Tobacco and alcohol have historically been a bargain on Kwajalein. The recent price increases were implemented to keep the Recreation Fund viable, by moving closer to CONUS pricing. While cheaper prices for tobacco can be found on the Internet, the current price of $40 per carton of cigarettes (Benson&Hedges) is less than most stateside retailers (eg. $38.70 in the AAFES Military Exchange and $60.38 in the ABC Chain in Honolulu). I know that with tight budgets we are all feeling the nancial squeeze. If you nd an item that appears to be priced out of alignment, please bring that to our attention. I hope this response helps you to understand how Retail Merchandising is set up, and how we are focused on providing food and merchandise at prices which are competitive with stores in CONUS. — Stephen C. Beuby, P.E., deputy program manager, Community Services 7 1 1 S A T U R D A Y 7-11, SATURDAY, I N T H E K A B U A R O O M IN THE KABUA ROOM A T T H E Y U K C L U B AT THE YUK CLUB. E N J O Y A G R E A T E V E N I N G O F ENJOY A GREAT EVENING OF F R E E C O F F E E T E A C A P P U C C I N O FREE COFFEE, TEA, CAPPUCCINO, I C E D T E A D E S S E R T S A N D L O C A L ICED TEA, DESSERTS AND LOCAL M U S I C I A N S Q U E S T I O N S ? MUSICIANS. QUESTIONS? C A L L J O D I 5 3 6 0 6 S P O N S O R E D B Y CALL JODI, 53606. SPONSORED BY I S L A N D M E M O R I A L C H A P E L ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL. J a v a Java C a f Caf Resident Greg Horner reaches for an African basket for sale at the Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Kwajalein Art Guild and held at the Corlett Recreation Center gym on Monday. More than 40 artists and vendors displayed framed and matted photographs, handmade Christmas ornaments, Balinese jewelry, batik artwork and more at the shop-till-you-drop event held twice a year. (Photo by J.J. Klein)Shop ‘til you drop!