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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html Kevin Foster, a marine ecologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Foster, a marine ecologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Kevin Foster, a marine ecologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servi performs a survey of the reefs in Kwajalein Atoll. For more, see Page 3. ( P h o t o b y S t e v e K o l i n s k i ) (Photo by Steve Kolinski )

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2 The Kwajalein Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily of cial views of, 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. Kemem L e t t e r s t o t h e e d i t o r Letters to the editor COMMENTARY Navy offers almost sincere ‘sympathy’ to Army Yep, things were a lot different in my day, by golly See MY DAY, Page 16Teen questions drinking example set by some adults On behalf of the United States Navy personnel who reside on Kwajalein Atoll, be they active duty, reservists, retirees or veterans, I would like to express my almost sincere sympathy to the Army for the serious whooping the midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis I agree underage drinking is a problem on Kwajalein. Yes, this is illegal, but why do minors drink? There’s an old saying, ‘monkey see, monkey do.’ I know there are a few adults on Kwajalein who don’t drink. There are others who drink occassionally, but not in the presence of children. I would like to say thank you to those adults for setting a good example. Unfortunately, those adults are few and far between. At most public events on Kwaj, many adults can be seen with a beer in hand. When I went trickor-treating with my friends, there were many adults drinking alcohol while passing out candy to children. Several times when I’ve been at Emon Beach, there have been adults drinking while on the beach. Some were even drinking as they were in the water. This past Saturday night at the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, alcohol was being sold. There was also wine tasting downtown where bottles of wine were on the tables out in the open with children running all around. Most of the adults, if asked, would say that Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. However, I nd it very ironic that some of these same adults were buying and drinking alcohol at the ceremony, even as the benediction was being said. Nearly everywhere I go, I hear adults criticizing the teens on island for their bad choices. As I’ve said, I agree that teen drinking is wrong and that those involved in recent alcohol-related crimes should be punished. However, before deciding the severity of the punishment, take a look at the people who are supposed to be setting examples for us teens.— Ashley Fritch gave to the cadets of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Better luck next year.— Greg Howson I hate to be one of those old fuds who say “back in my day things were different.” But, you know, it’s true. When I was growing up, people were expected to be responsible for their actions and were held accountable for them. My father, for whom I had great love, respect and admiration, used to drink sometimes, smoked and did some other not-so-good things. When he would catch me doing any of that stuff, he would always drive me crazy by saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” And he’d usually follow it up by planting the proverbial boot factory you know where. When I wanted to follow the crowd as a young teen and do something dumb, he would ask me, “If your idiot friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump off, too?” I’ll be darned if there wouldn’t be another boot factory planted after he asked that. When I was growing up in the ’50s and early ’60s we had

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006By JJ KleinReporterBiologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted a 10-day marine and terrestrial inventory for endangered species and other wildlife resources, on several U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll leased islands within the atoll. The team nished data collection on Friday. “We’re looking at corals, reef sh, algae and macro vertebrates,” said Kevin Foster, USFWS marine ecologist, explaining the marine side of the inventory, “We are looking to evaluate the health of the coral reef, and also looking at a group of species of concern that are listed in the USAKA environmental standards that are actually protected by law in conjunction with United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.” The team has performed this inventory every two years since 1996, as mandated by the USAKA Enviromental Standards and Space and Missile Defense Command. “We package it [the collected data] up into a report and write up our observations, and try and shoot that back to USAKA,” explained Foster. “What they do is use it as a guide when they’re conducting their projects. It gives them an understanding of what their resources are throughout Kwajalein.” In general, marine communities appear to be healthy and intact, but the team did ndseveral small and natural anomalies, Foster said, when it inventoried the waters off Lagan, Illeginni, Roi-Namur, Omelek, and Kwajalein. “Some of the westerly winds had an affect on coral resources,” said Foster. “We’ve noticed a few other things, a sign of bacteria bloom periodically, and some human induced impacts: anchor damage, shoreline erosion, construction practices and marine debris.” On Roi-Namur the biologists surveyed speci c coral reef communities they have been tracking over the years. “There is also a very expansive sea grass meadow between the fuel dock and the marina,” Foster said. “It’s a favorite food for green sea turtles, and it’s very lush and blooming, and it’s very healthy. We’re really pleased to see that it’s in such great shape.” Because it is an impact area for reentry vehicles, Illeginni continues to be an area of concern for the biologists. “Historically, most of the RVs come in and impact out in the ocean, but periodically there are some that come in fairly close,” said Foster. “They seem to be iso-3 Biologists conduct endangered species inventorySurvey checks marine life protected by USAKA environmental standardsBiologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration performed a 10-day survey of protected species such as this black noddy group, in Kwajalein Atoll. (Photo by Sarah Muhich)lated impacts. Overall the coral reef seems to be doing pretty good, but there are some areas of degradation that we do want to monitor.” Out of the water and back on land, the terrestrial inventory surveyed for the quantity and diversity of birds, recording migratory shore birds, water fowl and nesting sea birds, and as many other birds in passage as can be spotted. “What we’re doing is not nearly as intensive as what the marine guys are doing,” said Holly Freifeld, U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist. “Typically the inventories are timed around midday low tides. We run around the shore and count everything we see, and at high tide on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur we can do counts in the interiors on the islands.” The two-man team will perform multiple counts at speci c areas to get an average number of the most common species, while taking the opportunity to look for uncommon and new species to the atoll. “It looks like we found a duck that hasn’t been observed before on the inventory, a Shovler,” commented Freifeld, “which is a small, freshwater duck with a really big bill. It’s a female hanging out in a little pond at the end of the taxi-way. “The thing that is interesting about this spot, particularly, is that there are species coming from both North America and Asia,” continued Freifeld. “It’s really worth pointing out that especially on Kwaj and Roi where the environment is most altered by humans, there’s a lot of habitat here for migrant birds that wouldn’t be here otherwise.” Together with the RMI government, USFWS and SMDC worked to set up Enewetak Island as a preserve to offset some of the losses occurring at Illeginni. “We’re very proud of that accomplishment,” Foster said, “and we’re looking at employing some of our efforts to work with USAKA to protect sea bird colonies and protect potential sea turtle nesting habitats, and in general, the coral reef resources in that area.” “Some of the westerly winds had an affect on coral resources. We’ve noticed a few other things, a sign of bacteria bloom periodically and some human induced impacts: anchor damage, shoreline erosion, construction practices and marine debris.”— Kevin Foster, USFWS marine ecologist

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 D o c k S e c u r i t y C h e c k p o i n t b e g i n s h a n d w a s h i n g c a m p a i g n Dock Security Checkpoint begins handwashing campaignSee WASHING, Page 5By JJ KleinReporterThe Kwajalein Dock Security Checkpoint is a great place to be a germ, for now. Last week a team of staff members from Kwajalein Ranges Services hospital and custodial services and the Kwajalein Police Department stepped up an ongoing campaign to educate the public about the importance of frequent hand washing in preventing the spread of communicable illnesses. Conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye), upper respiratory infections, diarrhea, colds, in uenza and skin infections are common illnesses that pass through the First Stop health clinic said Bess Buchanan, Kwajalein Hospital physician assistant. These illnesses are linked to contaminated hands. The team is concentrating its efforts at the DSC after Pharmacy Technician Jason Samson pointed out that the hand ID scanners are a good source for transferring germs from one person to another. “This was during September when a lot of Kwaj employees were sick with some kind of a virus or infection, including the Ebeye community,” Samson said. “Another reason I brought this up was fellow RMI employees mentioned to me about people…wiping their noses, touching their eyes – with pink eyethen [touching] the scan.” The DSC was identi ed as a high risk area for transmitting infectious illnesses for several reasons starting with the premise that it is a high traf c area frequented by approximately 1,000 individuals on a daily basis according to Lt. Jeff Beringer, KPD DSC manager. Imagine the path of a germ starting with a cough into a hand. That hand grabs hold of a door handle Pink eye, skin infections being spread by poor hygiene practice into the DSC, followed by a turn at the hand ID scanner, which everyone who enters or exits must utilize. Through the security checkpoint and into the waiting area the hand reaches for a bench as the “cougher” nds a seat. Its time to board the commuter boat and the hand must again grab a door handle leaving the DSC and then reaches for a railing trying to climb aboard the boat. Behind this person comes a ood of others reaching for that same door handle and railing. “If everyone adopted good hand-washing habits I have no doubt that there would be a signi cant decrease in the incidence of gastroenteritis, u, and conjunctivitis,” said Dr. Eric Lindborg, chief medical of cer at Kwajalein Hospital. Custodial staff members at

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 5 Coalition accelerates training of Iraqis the DSC do their part to keep the facility clean, servicing the building from 7:30 a.m. to 11: 30 p.m. daily. Janitors use a variety of cleaning products ranging from all-purpose cleanser to disinfectant and bleach to clean benches, counters and disinfect restrooms said Roland Linmark, KRS Housing Custodial Services supervisor. The hand ID machines are wiped down twice daily by KPD with the same type of sanitized hand wipes used at the Ivey Gym. Conveniently located at the DSC are two hand washing stations, one immediately following passage through the hand ID area and another on the wall at the end of the security checkpoint counter. These stations are the same as those installed at food and beverage facilities on island, where the public has been educated about hand washing and food contact. The SaniGizer re lls at the hand washing stations at Caf Paci c typically last two to three months, re lls at the DSC last four to ve months. “The evidence tells us they’re not being utilized,” Buchanan said. “We want to extend the awareness beyond food facilities.” Recently, the team hung up posters in English and Marshallese next to the hand washing stations, the public phone, and the restrooms inside the DSC to educate the community. “The rst opportunity [for the community] to stop and wash hands is when they go through the DSC,” Buchanan said. “Everyone is passing through to get on and off the island.” The goal is to get people to use the hand-washing stations at the checkpoint on a regular basis.“There are Web sites that describe proper hand washing, but for me there are two important points,” Lindborg said. “One, just do it. Even partially effective hand washing is better than no hand washing at all. And two, after washing, don’t turn off the faucet with the hands that have just been cleaned. The faucet may have been contaminated with the germs that were on your hands before you washed.”Washing hands is just as important as getting the u shot in preventing the spread of the virus Lindborg pointed out. A u vaccination provides immunity to a patient exposed to the speci c virus strains covered by the shot, explained Lindborg, but the best way to limit the spread of the u is to prevent contact with u viruses altogether. WASHING, from Page 4By Sgt. Sara Wood, U.S. ArmyAmerican Forces Press ServiceCoalition forces are stepping up their efforts to make Iraqi security forces capable enough to take over security for their own country, which is something the Iraqi and U.S. governments both want, a coalition spokesman in Iraq said today. “In the end, only Iraqis can provide solutions to Iraqi problems,” Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a coalition spokesman, said in a news conference from Baghdad. “We continue to work closely with the government of Iraq to develop an Iraqi security force that is both operationally capable and has the con dence of all Iraqis, regardless of sect or ethnicity.” While Iraqi forces continue to face challenges, they are still growing and taking responsibility for more territory, Caldwell said. “The Iraqi security force is increasingly taking the lead every day,” he said. “They are battling an insurgency in order to establish a safe and secure nation. This week saw several engagements that show how the Iraqi security forces increasingly tactical, operational pro ciency is being developed.” U.S. military transition teams embedded with Iraqi forces are essential to the proper development of the Iraqi security forces, Caldwell said. These units work closely with Iraqi forces, teaching and coaching them and developing leadership qualities. The transition teams have proved their value in operations throughout Iraq, and the coalition will increase the number and size of these teams in the future to speed the transition to Iraqi control, he said. To further assist the transition, the coalition is working with the Iraqi ministries of defense and interior to accelerate leadership development, logistics and communications capability, and the creation of operational and tactical reserves, among other programs, Caldwell said. In a conference call after the news conference, Caldwell said that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki needs a more mobile force that can react quickly to situations around the country. For the Iraqis to assume full responsibility for their country, they will need to acquire a broader range of capabilities beyond counterinsurgency, Caldwell said in the news conference. A positive step in that direction was taken with the establishment of a river-patrol unit to bring order and control to the Tigris River, he said. This new unit, consisting of ve boats, patrols the river around Baghdad and allows the Iraqis to secure their waterways and protect their people, he noted. The level of violence remains unacceptably high in Baghdad, Caldwell said, but the coalition remains optimistic that a political solution can be reached to bring peace to the area. The illegal arms groups are hard to deal with, because they are dif cult to track and create a cycle of violence and retribution among the different factions of Iraqi society, he acknowledged. However, the government of Iraq is committed to nding a political solution to the problem, and See IRAQIS, Page 8

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass By JJ Klein ReporterIt’s not easy being a baby giant clam. Giant clams are highly preyed upon when they are small. They can get smacked around by sea creatures. They are a food source for sea animals and humans, or they become prized additions to home aquariums. And when they get really big, they can become a lawn decoration. Students in the Natural History of Micronesia class at Kwajalein High School hope to give giant clams a helping hand as they raise baby clams in a classroom tank with the intention of restocking the local population of this endangered species at the end of the school year. “The idea is to get them as big as we can in the classroom and transfer them to the American Pools,” said Eric Nelson, Kwajalein Junior/Senior High School science teacher. “Then next year repeat the same thing, grow a new batch of giant clams in the classroom, while at the same time checking on the health and progress of the clams at the American pools.” The clams were donated to the class by Tom Bowling of Marshall Islands Mariculture Farm, Inc., a giant clam farm in Majuro. When Bowling found out the class was interested in obtaining the Tridacna squamosa species with the sole intent of restocking Kwajalein waters and not relegated to an aquarium decoration, he donated the clams free of charge. This project was two years in the making. Nelson used part of his 2004 budget to buy the 155 gallon tank and then bought the $900 lights for the tank with a portion of his budget the following year. With some coordination and transport assistance from the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Host Nation Of ce, the students received the baby clams in early October. diameter in a non ltration water circula“Great Crash.” since there’s no lters, it caused an organic load,” said Ryan Wagner, 18, “and they all got stressed out and some of them died.” Although the clams act as their own lter system, primarily feeding off the algae within their own tissue and also the organic material in the water, the organic load in the water proved too much for the strongest and weakest clams to handle.“We went from a tank that had no organic load to a tank that had signi cant organic load in a dead clam and no lter system to alleviate the load,” said Nelson. “We nally did a complete water ush and now they [the remaining clams] are looking good.”Without a drain to the ocean and a direct intake pipe from the ocean, a water ush is dif cult and laborious. With a lot of help from Mike Goumas, a resident go-to guy for aquarium know-how, and the use of his van, the students were able to exchange two-thirds of water in the tank in one bucket-brigade maneuver. Teacher and students are navigating this process of growing baby clams without any kind of how-to manual and a whole lot of trial and error. The students initially placed the baby clams directly on top of a plastic grate that covers the bottom of the tank. That was not one of their better ideas, as the clams didn’t have a solid surface to attach themselves. The clams are now in 6 by the Natural History of Micronesia class at Kwajalein High School. (Photo by JJ Klein)Students strive to help endangered species separate containers full of Emon Beach sand, a more hospitable medium. “Its fun figuring out what’s wrong with them, not that we want that to happen,” Wagner quickly added. “Each time something bad happens we learn something new about them. If all the clams would have survived, we wouldn’t have learned anything.” The students learned that they need to regularly monitor the water for ammonia and nitrates, and when the system requires, they need to ush the tank. They also learned that they need to handle the clams as little as possible. And giving them pet names doesn’t hurt either. Now that the remaining clams have stabilized a bit, the team of students will add weekly weighins to their data collecting as they begin to monitor each clam’s growth. Nelson hopes the clams will double in size by the end of the school year, increasing their chances of survival as they grow bigger. “I think it’s cool that we’re juniors in high school and we have the responsibility of taking care of something that’s endangered,” said Morgan Crabtree, 17. “You know you don’t get to do that every day, not ever. So it’s pretty awesome.”

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 7Notice of Wake Island environmental impact Another day at the of ceWake Island Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Signi cant Impact In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the availability of the Wake Island Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA), which updates previous analysis of liquid propellant target (LPT) missile launches and supporting activities at Wake Island and the Draft Finding of No Signi cant Impact (FONSI). The MDA analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed: • Use of generic LPTs based on the LPT described in the Wake Island Launch Center (WILC) SEA. The generic LPT would have a larger propellant budget and correspondingly greater emissions. • Construction of two new concrete pads in an existing fuel storage area on which liquid propellant storage containers or general supplies would be placed. • Expansion of the existing sensor suite to include additional air-, land-, and sea-based sensors. The proposed action would allow MDA to consider and characterize a wider range of threat-representative targets, and conduct more realistic testing of missile defenses. The construction of concrete storage pads would enhance the storage capabilities at Wake Island and eliminate the need to establish temporary propellant storage areas to support future LPT test events. Expanding the sensor suite would provide additional ight test data for LPT missiles needed for the development of BMDS sensors, interceptors, and technology. MDA also considered the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction of two concrete storage pads and a concrete fueling pad on Wilkes Island, as well as the no action alternative where only previously analyzed ight test activities involving LPT missiles fueled and launched from Wake Island, as documented in the WILC SEA, would continue as originally planned. MDA analyzed the potential effects and severity of potential impacts resulting from the proposed action on thirteen resource areas: air quality, airspace, biological resources, cultural resources, hazardous materials and hazardous waste, health and safety, infrastructure, land use, physical resources, noise, socioeconomics, transportation, and water resources. MDA also considered potential cumulative impacts associated with the proposed LPT launch and support activities. Based on the analysis documented in the SEA, MDA has concluded that no signi cant impacts (individually or cumulatively) are expected to result from the proposed action. MDA prepared a draft FONSI to document this preliminary conclusion. Copies of the SEA and Draft FONSI are available for review at the following locations: Majuro Public Library, PO Box 96, Majuro MH 96960. Grace Sherwood Library, Kwajalein Island, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll 96555. A downloadable electronic version of the SEA and Draft FONSI are available on the MDA Internet site: http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/html/enviro.html. To ensure that all comments are addressed in the SEA/FONSI, comments must be received by the MDA no later than January 15, 2007. Submit written comments to: Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency, 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-7100, Attn: DTR/ Environmental; via fax 703-695-5760; or via E-mail EnvGrp@mda.mil U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Matthew Lloyd directs emergency vehicles following a rocket attack on a pipeline feeding a 10,000 liter holding tank at the Northern Oil Company in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Nov. 27. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet, U.S. Air Force

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8IRAQIS, from Page 5 Global War on Terror Saturday 7:30 p.m., Yuk — World Trade Center (PG-13) 7:30 p.m., Rich — Superman Returns (PG-13) 7:30 p.m., Roi — No movie due to Christmas party Sunday 7:30 p.m., Yuk — MIami Vice (R)7:30 p.m., Rich — Step Up (PG-13)9:30 p.m., Rich — Failure to Launch (PG-13)7:30 p.m., Roi—No movie due to Christmas partyMonday 7:30 p.m., Yuk — World Trade Center (PG-13) 7:30 p.m., Rich — Superman Returns (PG-13) Wednesday 7 p.m., ARC — World Trade Center (PG-13) All movies subject to change with shipments. For updates, call the movie hotline at 52700. World Trade Center Director Oliver Stone once again offers a powerful and provocative story based on real-life events in this drama. Sargeant John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and William J. Jimeno (Michael Pena) were two of cers assigned to New York City’s Port Authority who were working their beats on a quiet day in early fall when they received an emergency call. The day was September 11, 2001, and McLoughlin and Jimeno were among the policemen who attempted to evacuate the World Trade Center towers after they were struck by airliners piloted by terrorists. Both McLoughlin and Jimeno were inside the fth building of the World Trade Center when the towers fell, and were two of the last people found alive amidst the wreckage. As McLoughlin and Jimeno struggled to hold on to their lives as rescuers sifted through the rubble, their spouses — Donna McLoughlin (Maria Bello) and Allison Jimeno (Maggie Gyllenhaal) — clung to the desperate hope that their husbands would survive and be found. As the McLoughlin and Jimeno families waited for word on the fate of the two men, they watched as a city and a nation came together with strength and compassion in the face of a tragedy. Superman Returns The Man of Steel returns to the big screen with this continuation of the icon’s lm legacy that picks up after the events of the rst two Christopher Reeve lms. Some time has passed since the events of Superman II and the world has gotten used to life without Superman (Brandon Routh) ever since his puzzling disappearance years earlier. Upon his return, he nds a Metropolis that doesn’t need him anymore, while Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on with another young suitor Richard White (James Marsden) in the meantime. Miami Vice Writer and director Michael Mann updates the groundbreaking television crime series he created in the 1980s with this stylish thriller. Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) are two police detectives working undercover in Florida; Tubbs is smart, cool, and resourceful, while Crockett has his own way of doing things, though he stays close enough to the rules to stay out of trouble. Movie ratings G = general audiences, all ages admitted PG = parental guidance suggested, some material may not be suitable for children. PG-13 = Parents strongly cautioned, some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. R = restricted, under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. NC-17 = No one 17 and under admitted. Honoring fallen heroesleaders from all ethnic groups are working together behind the scenes to resolve their issues, he said. The future of U.S. troops in Iraq is unclear, but the goal of the coalition remains to transfer responsibility to Iraqi security forces, Caldwell said. It will take time to develop the Iraqi forces, he said, but the coalition is constantly working with the Iraqi government to create a competent, capable force. “Developing these forces is not a sprint; it’s a marathon,” he said. “The Iraqi security force is making progress toward ensuring that Iraq’s future will be determined by Iraqis who want unity and prosperity, and not by outside forces who seek to sow chaos and discord.” The following 27 U.S. servicemembers have died in the Global War on Terror Sgt. Jeannette T. Dunn 44, of Bronx, N.Y., died Nov. 26 in Taji, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related injury. The incident is under investigation. She was assigned to the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Maj. Troy L. Gilbert 34, of Litch eld Park, Ariz., died Nov. 27 when his F-16C ghter crashed 20 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and was previously carried as “Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown,” awaiting positive DNA identi cation of remains from the crash site. Spc. Christopher E. Mason 32, of Mobile, Ala., died Nov. 28 in Bayji, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms re while on patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Staff Sgt. Michael A. Shank 31 of Bonham, Texas, and Spc. Jeffrey G. Roberson 22, of Phelan, Calif. died Nov. 28 in Logar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. Both Soldiers were assigned to the 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Cpl. Jonerik Loney 21, of Hartselle, Ala., died Nov. 28 in Hit, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Loney was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Pfc. Theodore M. West 23, of Richmond, Ky., died Nov. 29 in Baghdad, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. West was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood. Spc. Chris Kleinwachter 29, of Wahpeton, N.D., died Nov. 30 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle rolled over during combat operations. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D. Staff Sgt. Jeremy W. Mulhair 35, of Omaha, Neb., died Nov. 30 in Taji, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during reconnaissance operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood. Staff Sgt. John L. Hartman Jr ., 39, of Tampa, Fla., died Nov. 30 in Baghdad, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Staff Sgt. Robert L. Love J r., 28, of Meridian, Miss., died Dec. 1 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany. Lance Cpl. Jesse D. Tillery 19, of Vesper, Wis., died Dec. 2 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sgt. Keith E. Fiscus 26, of Townsend, Del., died Dec. 2 in Baghdad, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Scho eld Barracks, Hawaii. Spc. Bryan T. McDonough 22, of Maplewood, Minn., and Spc. Corey J. Rystad 20, of Red Lake Falls, Minn. died Dec. 2 in Fallujah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during security operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, Crookston, Minn. Spc. Dustin M. Adkins 22, of Finger, Tenn., has been unaccounted for since Sunday in Haditha, Iraq, when the Chinook helicopter he was in made an emergency landing. Search and recovery efforts are ongoing, and the incident is under investigation. He is assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky. Capt. Kermit O. Evans 31, of Hollandale, Miss. died Sunday when the U.S. Marine Corps CH-46 helicopter he was riding in made an emergency water landing in western Al Anbar Province. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. and was deployed with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq. Pvt. Troy D. Cooper 21, of Amarillo, Texas, died Sunday of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Balad, Iraq. Cooper was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood. Capt. Shawn L. English 35, of Westerville, Ohio, died Snday in Baghdad, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 577th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Spc. Kenneth W. Haines 25, of Fulton, N.Y., died Sunday in Balad, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while on patrol. Haines was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood. Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Echols 20, of Shepherdsville, Ky., died Monday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune. Hospitalman Christopher A. Anderson 24, of Longmont, Colo., died Monday as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province. Anderson was a Navy Corpsman assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, based in Camp Lejeune. Pfc. Nicholas D. Turcotte 23, of Maple Grove, Minn., died Monday in An Nasiriyah, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, West St. Paul, Minn. Pfc. Ross A. McGinnis 19, of Knox, Pa., died Monday of injuries suffered when a grenade was thrown into his vehicle in Baghdad. McGinnis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Spc. Marco L. Miller 36, of Longwood, Fla., died Tuesday at Landstuhl Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered Sunday in Taji, from enemy indirect re while conducting an escort mission. Miller was assigned to the 3rd Battalion Support Company, 20th Special Forces Group, Camp Blanding, Fla. Spc. Jordan W. Hess, 26, of Marysville, Wash., died Tuesday at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, of injuries suffered on Nov. 11 in Ta’Meem, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his combat patrol. Hess was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt. Sgt. Yevgeniy Ryndych 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Wednesday in Ar Ramadi, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on patrol. Ryndych was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 9SundayAll programming is subject to change without notice. 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 TimemidnightRollerFox & FriendsThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.)Winnie the PoohNBAmidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:53>Grim Adventures Heat12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Fox & Friends with Craig Ferguson AmericaÂ’s Most The Last Little Drummer Boy at1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Wanted Sunset Hannah Montana Nuggets1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN Saturday AMStargate SG-1InvasionNedÂ’s Declassi edSportsCenter2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Open HouseWhat I Like About You2:30 a.m. 3 a.m. Bulls & BearsOprah WinfreyMonkMovie:Made!College Gameday 3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Cavuto on Business Shanghai Nights 3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Forbes on FOXDr. PhilWill & Grace7th Heaven 4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.CashinÂ’ InKing of Queens 4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.The PulseCNN NewsroomCBS Evening NewsYour Reality Movie: <:09>Mister RogersCollege BBall5 a.m. 5:30 a.m. ESPNews Checked Changing Lanes Rolie Polie Olie Indiana5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.College BasketballW eekend Live NBC Nightly NewsCaribbean WorkoutSesame Street at6 a.m. 6:30 a.m.Toledo with Tony Snow ABC World NewsOffbeat America Kentucky6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.at Wall Street JournalKoala BrothersExtreme HomesMovie:The Koala Brothers7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Kansas Army NewswatchTeenage RobotDesigned to Sell American Beauty Outback Christmas College BBall7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.College BasketballStudio B WeekendSonic XGround BreakersJakers! UCLA8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.BYU Fairly OddparentsWeekend HandymanLittle Einsteins at8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.at CNN NewsroomSherlock HolmesWeekend Warriors Movie: <:13>Zatch Bell Texas A&M9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Michigan State Meerkat ManorHouse Hunters Purple Rain Bratz9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.College BasketballCNN NewsroomNavy/Marine NewsBoy Meets GrillLoonaticsSportsCenter10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Georgia Tech Mail Call$40 a DayDuel Masters 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.at McLaughlin GroupAccess HollywoodTrading Spaces Movie: <:19>Danny PhantomESPNews11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.Vanderbilt Our World Weekend Cellular Justice League11:30 a.m. noonNHLThis Week at WarExtreme Makeover:101 Most...Teen Kids NewsSportsCenternoon 12:30 p.m.Devils Home Edition Cyberchase12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.at Week in Review (120 min.) The O.C. Movie: <:08>ChildrenÂ’s ParadeHeisman Trophy1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Bruins Army Newswatch Dude, WhereÂ’s Presentation1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.TodayÂ’s Air ForceDeal or No DealHouse My Car? Crocodile HunterNBA2 p.m. 2:30 p.m.(JIP) NHLNavy/Marine Corps Movie: <:46> Diaries Nuggets2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Stars CNN NewsroomMovie:Cold Case Home Alone 2: Animal Kidding at3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.at Undercover Lost in N.Y.Mavs3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Coyotes Journal Editorial Christmas Celebrity Poker Hercules SportsCenter4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.ESPNewsBeltway Boys Showdown 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.RollerLarry King LiveRockstar: INXSMovie:SpongeBobHeisman Trophy5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Sommer Catch Fairly Oddparents Presentation5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.HeartlandHeadline NewsCharmedSanta Clause isSportsCenter6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Navy/Marine Corps CominÂ’ To Town6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.CNN PresentsDeal or No DealHouse Movie:Movie:SportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.SeabiscuitCall Me Clause7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Headline NewsMovie:HousePGA:8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Undercover Movie:WGC Barbados8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Tim Russert Christmas Super Nanny Ultimate Christmas World Cup9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Movie: <:41> Present Third Round9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.The Line UpWindow on the Atoll SNL Undercover Brother DawsonÂ’s Creek 10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.ECW Wrestling 10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Fox ReportTwo & a Half MenMovie: <:20>Xena: WarriorSportsCenter11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.Weekend Arrested Dev.Super Sweet 16 Patton Princess11:30 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10MondayAll programming is subject to change without notice 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 TimemidnightRollerCNN SundayUnwrappedPunkÂ’dMovie: (cont.)The SimpsonsHBO Boxingmidnight 12:30 a.m.Morning Good EatsMaking the Band Patton The Simpsons Taylor12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.The FBI FilesHouseMovie: vs.1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Headline News Call Me ClauseOuma1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CBS News Sunday BattlestationsHouse2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Morning Movie: <:40>Movie:ESPNews2:30 a.m. 3 a.m. J.A.G.Super Nanny SeabiscuitUltimate Christmas Sports Reporters3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Face the Nation Present SportsCenter3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Fox News LiveThe Dead ZoneSuper Sweet 16DawsonÂ’s CreekNFL Countdown4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.Weekend PunkÂ’d 4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.FOX NFL SundayTwo and a Half MenHandmade MusicMovie: <:21>Mister Rogers5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.Bernie MacThe Whole Picture Undercover Brother Rolile Polie Olie5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.NFLThis Week at WarMalcolmHouse HuntersSesame StreetNFL6 a.m. 6:30 a.m.Giants ScrubsOrganization Ravens6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.at CNN Presents:Week in ReviewMusic & Spoken W.Movie:Davey & Goliath at7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Panthers Your Total HealthHarvest with Greg John Q Baby Looney Tunes Chiefs7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B WeekendThe EntertainersExtreme LifeArthur 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Real VideosDanger Rangers8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.NFLMeet the PressHour of PowerLatin Lifestyles Movie: <:11>Magic School BusNFL9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Bills Cre o DollarUrban Style The Robe Rugrats Broncos9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.at CNN NewsroomCoral Ridge HourGreat AdventureTeamo Supremo at10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.JetsChristopher CloseupRoker on the RoadKids Next Door Chargers10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Fox News LiveGrand Ole OprySimplify Your LifeMeerkat Manor 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.SundayLive Road Tasted Movie: <:39>RockoÂ’s Modern11:30 a.m. noonFootball NightCNN NewsroomMotorweekThe Suze Orman WayneÂ’s World NBA AccessSportsCenternoon 12:30 p.m.in America Ebert & Roeper Show The Brady Bunch12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.<:20> NFLCNN PresentsMonster GarageUnwrapped Movie: <:26>Movie:College BBall1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Saints Good Eats Weird ScienceLife With MikeyLSU1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.at This WeekFear Factor:The FBI Files at2 p.m. 2:30 p.m.Cowboys Movie: Texas2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. CNN NewsroomRaymondBattlestations Movie: <:15> Barbie as the The Blitz3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Raymond National LampoonÂ’sPrincess & the Pauper3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. War Stories withHellÂ’s KitchenJ.A.G. Christmas Vacation SpongeBobSportsCenter4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.ESPNews Oliver North Fairly Oddparents4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.RollerLarry King LiveSurvivor:The Dead ZoneTrue HollywoodKim Possible5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Cook IslandsStory: The Proud FamilyThe Blitz5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.60 MinutesHeadline NewsTwo and a Half Men Jack Nicholson Austin Stevens:6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Window on the AtollBernie Mac Snakemaster6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News Now20/20MalcolmMovie:AmericaÂ’s FunniestThe Blitz7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Scrubs The Wool Cap Home Videos7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportClose to HomeWife SwapGilmore Girls8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Up to the Minute Movie: <:46>PGA:8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Boston LegalPrison Break Frequency Extreme Makeover:WGC Barbados9 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Face the Nation Home EditionWorld Cup9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.This WeekHeadline NewsWill & Grace (120 min.) Final Round10 p.m. 10:30 p.m. George LopezKing of Queens The Blitz10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Fox & Friends FirstBlue Collar TVC.S.I. MiamiMovie:7th Heaven11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.King of the Hill New Jack City11:30 p.m.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 11TuesdayAll programming is subject to change without notice. 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 Cosby ShowNumb3rsMovie: (Cont.)Austin Stevens:NFLmidnight 12:30 a.m.Mad About You Movie: <:46> Snakemaster Saints12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Emeril LiveMalcolm Tomorrow Never AmericaÂ’s Funniest at1 a.m. 1:30 a.m. Scrubs Dies Home Videos Cowboys1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomDesignerÂ’s ChallengeWife SwapGilmore Girls2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.The Soup2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomThird WatchPrison BreakMovie:Extreme Makeover: NFL GameDAY3 a.m. 3:30 a.m. The Wool Cap Home Edition 3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveThe CloserWill & Grace (120 min.)4 a.m. 4:30 a.m. King of Queens Movie: <:46> SportsCenter/4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.SeinfeldCarol Duval Show Frequency Teletubbies The Blitz5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.The SimpsonsBreathing SpaceBarney & Friends5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.WWE Smackdown!MSNBC LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetNFL6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. The Right Fit Saints6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsShowbiz MomsBear in the Big Blue at7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped & Dads BlueÂ’s Clues Cowboys7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.RollerStudio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsCinema SecretsDora the Explorer8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Shepard Smith PaulaÂ’s Home...E.T.Go, Diego, Go!8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanne Movie:Bob the BuilderThe Hot List9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Vanished Without The BackyardigansThe Hot List9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Big StoryDr. PhilAlly McBeal a Trace FranklinAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Movie: <:43>Reading RainbowPTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesERE! News Live/ Suspect The BackyardigansSportsCenter11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 Bob the Builder11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!Monday Night noon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleDora The Explorer Countdown 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:BlueÂ’s Clues 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Legends of Bear in the Big Blue NFL 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live the Fall Sesame Street Bears2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. at2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDesignerÂ’s Challenge Movie: <:17>Funniest Videos Rams3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.The Soup Reality Bites Funniest Animals 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemon 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh!SportsCenter4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneThe CloserAccess HollywoodSpongeBob5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Monday Night Brit Hume Jeopardy Weekend Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Countdown Your World withWindow on the Atoll SeinfeldE.T.Kim PossibleNFL Primetime6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe Simpsons Weekend The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. NFL World News Now60 MinutesThe Amazing Race Movie:RomeoSportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Bears Seabiscuit Drake and Josh7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.at<:15> Paci c ReportLas Vegas Stargate Atlantis Smallville NBA8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Rams Tavis Smiley Cavs8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Business Report Nanny 911 Law & OrderEven Stevens at9 p.m. 9:30 p.m. NightlineMovie: <:41>Home Improvement Hornets9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.SportsCenterHardball with Headline NewsWill & Grace Undercover Brother Moesha10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of QueensDegrassiESPNews10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.RollerOÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno Bernie MacMovie: <:20>7th HeavenSportsCenter11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowJoey Patton11:30 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12WednesdayAll programming is subject to change without notice 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 Possible NFL midnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan O’Brien Patton The Proud Family Bears12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig Ferguson The Amazing RaceRomeo at1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Drake and Josh Rams1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomStargate SG-1 Stargate Atlantis Smallville 2 a.m. 2:30 a.m. Movie: <:40> 2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyLaw & Order Seabiscuit Even StevensSportsCenter3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Home Improvement3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowWill & GraceMoeshaNFL Primetime4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of QueensDegrassi4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsCarol Duval ShowMovie: <:21>TeletubbiesSportsCenter5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsBreathing Space Undercover Brother Barney & Friends5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.WWE RAW!MSNBC LiveToday ShowCaribbean WorkoutSesame Street NFL 6 a.m. 6:30 a.m.The Right Fit Bears6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsAccess HollywoodBear in the Big Blue at7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped Weekend Blue’s Clues Rams7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.RollerStudio B withSesame Street30 Minute Meals E.T. WeekendDora the Explorer 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Sugar Rush Go, Diego, Go! 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanne Movie:Lazy TownNFL Live9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne The Life & Death JoJo’s CircusJim Rome9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Big StoryDr. Phil ShowAlly McBeal of Peter Sellers FranklinAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Reading RainbowPTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/Movie: <:16>JoJo’s CircusSportsCenter 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 About a Boy Lazy Town11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!noon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleDora The ExplorerNBA Pre-Game12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:Blue’s CluesNBA1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Sense and Bear in the Big Blue SuperSonics1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sensibility Sesame Street at.2 p.m. 2:30 p.m.Bucks2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsShopping BagsFunniest Videos3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Ambush MakeoverMovie: <:34>Funniest AnimalsNBA3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyThird Watch Nightmare Before Pokemon Kings4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Christmas Yu-Gi-Oh! at.4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneThe CloserThe EntertainersSpongeBob Warriors5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withWindow in ReviewSeinfeldBehind the ScenesKim 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 NowThat ‘70s ShowC.S.I.Movie:Zack & CodySportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.That ‘70s Show The Preacher’s Naturally Sadie7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportAmerican DadCold Case Wife EverwoodNBA8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis SmileyWar At Home Lakers8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportSupernaturalBoston LegalMovie: <:17>Even Stevens at9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline Intolerable Home Improvement Rockets9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline NewsWill & Grace Cruelty Moesha10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight Show withKing of QueensDegrassiESPNews10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.O’Reilly Factor Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie:7th HeavenSportsCenter 11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.Late ShowThe Colbert Report Blue Streak11:30 p.m.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 13 HELP WANTED Caf PacificSundayKwaj fried chicken Hamburger steak Chef’s choice Grill: Brunch station openMonday Roast pork loin Ranch stew Chicken peapod stir-fry Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Country-fried steak Broiled mahi mahi Sesame ginger tofu Grill: French dipWednesday Meatloaf Chicken strips Vegetarian stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwichThursday Chicken fajitas Pork carnitas Chorizo enchiladas Grill: Ranchero burgerFriday Spaghetti Chicken corn saut Fish and chips Grill: Cheese dogsDec. 16 Pork adobo Beef turnovers Sweet/sour chicken Grill: BLTDinnerSundayBeef lasagna Spinach lasagna Steamed ono RatatouilleMondaySwiss steak Tuscan chicken Barley/rice casserole Peas and carrotsTuesdaySweet/sour pork Chicken sukiyaki Korean beef steak Thai veggie pastaWednesdayLondon broil Lemon-herb chicken Chef’s choice Broccoli NormandyFridayPancake supper Beef brisket Snapper lets Szechuan porkThursdayOven fried chicken Chinese oxtail stew Red beans in broth Peas and carrots Religious Services Catholic Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m., in the small chapel Sunday Mass, 9:15 a.m., in the main chapel. Mass on Roi is at noon in Roi chapel Protestant 8 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday and Roi-Namur service at 4 p.m.Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. Latter-day Saints 9:30 a.m., Sunday, in Corlett Recreation Center, Room 3. Baptist 9:40 a.m., Sunday, in elementary school music room. Church of Christ TonightKeoki’s pot roast Pepperoni/veggie pizza Baked cod Home-style potatoesKwajalein Range Services has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Dennis Lovin, 256-890-8710. 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. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Child Development Center. Full time. Strong of ce and computer skills required. HR Req. K031397. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, HR Req. K031673. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, Medical Services, full time, HR Req. K031673. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN, Automotive, HR Req. K031086. BEAUTICIAN, casual position, HR Req. K031351. ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. K030983. ELECTRICIAN I, Kwajalein Operations, full-time, HR Req. K031092. HARBOR CONTROLLER, Marine Department, casual, HR Req. K031353. MECHANIC I, Kwajalein Automotive, HR Req. K030331. MECHANIC II, Automotive Services, HR Req. K031139. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT I, HR Req. K031162. PROGRAM LEAD, Youth Services, two casual positions, HR Reqs. K031323 and K031324. STOCK CLERK, Gimbel’s. Casual. HR Req. K031339. Enniburr residents apply to Annemarie Jones, Gimbel’s manager. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, Education Department. HR. Req. K031285. TRAVEL COORDINATOR, KRS Finance, full time, HR Req. K031631. KRS CONTRACT POSITIONS AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031162. AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN IV, HR Req. 031154. 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 II, HR Req. 031683. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III, two positions, HR Req. 031029 and 031565. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN II, two positions, HR Req. 031671 and 031617. CONTRACTS MANAGER, HR Req. 031164. CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031525. COORDINATOR REMOTE LAUNCH SITES, HR Req. 031583. DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, two positions, HR Req. 031100 and 031170. 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, three positions, HR Reqs. 031561, 031527 and 031689. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN III – ALTAIR, HR Req. 030669 (Roi-Namur). 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 (RoiNamur). FIREFIGHTER, ve positions, HR Reqs. 031054, 031056, 031082, 031124 and 031142. FIREFIGHTER/EMT, two positions, HR Reqs. 031138 and 031140. FOOD SAFETY INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031691. HARDWARE ENGINEER, HR Req. 031687. HARDWARE ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031705. HARDWARE ENGINEER III, two positions, HR Reqs. 031493 and 031665. HAZMAT SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031108. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, HR Req. 030871. MATERIAL HANDLER I, HR Req. 031707. 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. PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER IV, HR Req. 031168. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK I, Automotive. Full -time, HR Req. K031250. PROGRAMMER, HR Req. 031067. PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031591. RADIO/TV OPERATOR, AFN, 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. SUPERVISOR, Water Plant Systems, HR Req. 031174. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington, HR Req. 031175. SOFTWARE ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031677. SUPERVISOR, Air Terminal Services, HR Req. 031148. SYSTEMS ENGINEER III. Two positions, HR Reqs. 031481 and 031483.

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 14 SYSTEMS ENGINEER IV, HR. Req. 031555. TECHNICAL LIBRARIAN, HR Req. 031176. TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 030965. TRAINING COORDINATOR II, HR 031663. WAREHOUSEMAN II/SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK, CONUS-Richmond, HR Req. 030843. WASTE WATER OPERATOR IV, HR Req. 031158. WEB SOFTWARE DEVELOPER I, HR Req. 031639. YOUTH ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031679. MIT LINCOLN LABORATORYSITE SECRETARY. Strong secretarial skills, selfcon dence, mature judgment, cooperative and responsible attitude, conscientious, organized approach to work in changing environment. Pro cient in MS Of ce. KEAMS experience a plus. Must be able to obtain security clearance. Submit resum to Lyn Long, P.O. Box 58, Local, by Jan 6. WANTEDWEIGHT SET and microwave. Call 58705 and leave a message. LOSTCOYOTE SUNGLASSES in downtown area. Call 55119. FOUNDCHILD’S or small adult’s prescription glasses in minimall area. Check with Hospital Administration Lost and Found. SUNGLASSES. E-mail j.r.vinton@gmail.com. WOMEN’S black and brown hooded jacket at the Dental Clinic and red umbrella with Festival of Paci c logo at Emon Beach main pavilion. Call 52165. PATIO SALESTONIGHT, 3:30 p.m.-?, and MONDAY, 7-10 a.m., Quarters 112-A. TONIGHT, 4-6 p.m. and MONDAY, 7-11 a.m., Quarters 139-C (in back). Toddler girl and adult clothes, toys, oral carpet runner, white three foot by ve foot Flokati wool rug, sewing machine, zero-gravity lawn chair, extra-large twin sheets and mattress pad and printer. SUNDAY, 8 a.m.-?, Quarters 402-B. Clothing, appliances, Christmas decorations and more. S o n g s a n d d a n c e s w i l l b e p e r f o r m e d b y Songs and dances will be performed by E b e y e a n d K w a j a l e i n J e b t a s S p e n d Ebeye and Kwajalein Jebtas. Spend a g r e a t e v e n i n g w i t h o u r M a r s h a l l e s e a great evening with our Marshallese f r i e n d s S p o n s o r e d b y t h e M a r s h a l l e s e friends. Sponsored by the Marshallese C u l t u r a l C e n t e r Cultural Center. 6 p m D e c 1 8 6 p.m., Dec. 18, C o r l e t t R e c r e a t i o n Corlett Recreation C e n t e r g y m Center gym MONDAY, 6:30-8 a.m., Quarters 420-A. Household items, clothing, toys and more. MONDAY, 7 a.m., Quarters 118-F. Broiler/toaster oven, curtain rods and curtains for old housing, beach chairs, clothing, plants and toys. MONDAY, 7-9 a.m., Quarters 436-B. Mirrors, wicker drawer sets, dolls, stereo multiplex, entertainment cabinet, printers, Walkman, fabric, zippers, beads, candle wicks, adult clothes and shoes. MONDAY, 7:30-11 a.m., Quarters 466-B. Clothes, jewelry and household goods. MONDAY, 8 a.m., Quarters 139-B and 139-C. Multifamily sale. Children’s clothes, scuba equipment, DVD player, toys, furniture and household items. No early birds. MONDAY, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Quarters 426-B. Mutli-family sale. Toys, clothes, houehold items and more. Everything must go. MONDAY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Quarters 453-A. PCS sale. Dishes, small appliances, and portable dishwasher Youth Services presents ag football games Friday at Brandon Field. Girls will play at 6 p.m. Boys will play at 7:30 p.m. Come on out to cheer on Kwajalein youth. Flu vaccine is now at Kwajalein Hospital and is recommended for all individuals who want to decrease the risk of getting the u. It is especially recommended for persons who:  Are 50 or older  Have a chronic disease of heart, lungs or kidneys  Have diabetes or immune system not working properly  Will be more than three months pregnant during u season or in contact with infants or children up to 5 years old. Hours for vaccination are: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, at the hospital. K w a j a l e i n R a n g e S e r v i c e s H o l i d a y Kwajalein Range Services Holiday p a r t y w i l l b e D e c 1 6 a t t h e party will be Dec. 16, at the Y u k C l u b T i c k e t s a r e $ 1 0 a n d a r e Yuk Club. Tickets are $10 and are a v a i l a b l e a t C o m m u n i t y A c t i v i t i e s available at Community Activities, B u i l d i n g 8 0 5 a n d a t H u m a n R e s o u r c e s Building 805 and at Human Resources, B u i l d i n g 7 0 0 o r c a l l S u s a n B a i l e y 5 3 7 0 5 Building 700, or call Susan Bailey, 53705, o r A n n P i c c o 5 0 7 8 7 or Ann Picco, 50787.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 15 The Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club Annual Tour of Homes will be 6:30-9 p.m., Dec. 22. Tickets will be on sale 10 a.m.-noon, Monday and Dec. 18, on Macy’s porch. For more information or tickets, call Carol, 52940. Roast turkey Rack of lamb Prime rib Virginia hamScallops Alfredo, jumbo shrimp, mussels on half-shell and smoked salmonCrab legsInternational cheese bar, assorted salads, fresh fruits and delicious desserts.Unaccompanied personnel, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. All other residents, 1-6:30 p.m.Take out meals not permitted unless requested in advanceavailable Dec. 18, $190. Call 50782. FOR SALEPANASONIC CT32E13 stereo monitor/TV, 32-inch, with multi-brand remote, excellent condition, $300. Call 51622, evenings. POWER CABIN cruiser, 27-foot, perfect for diving, shing, sur ng and overnight boating, fully loaded, too much too list, go to http://geocites.com/gericrogers for full details. Call 56232, work, or 56529, home. PIANO. Call Kathleen, 59154, after 5 p.m. TWO 26 by 1.9 to 2.125 thorn-resistant / Schrader valve tubes, $102 and two 26 by 1.75 CST Enduro 5 mm / high protection tires, $40. Prices are rm. Call 53438, workdays. TRAMPOLINE with new netting enclosure, see at Quarters 213-B, $350. Call 52527. SONY DVD PLAYER, excellent condition, $60. Call 50010 and leave a message. BERBER CARPETS with pads, neutral color, 8 feet by 10 feet, $45 and 9 feet by 12 feet, $55; Fuji Aloha road bike, aerobars, speedplay pedals, aerowheels, $400 or best offer; girl’s lavender organza dress, size 8, new/ never used, paid $82, will sell for $45, perfect for fatherdaughter dance. Call 52211. 55-GALLON sh tank in cabinet with all accessories, $150. Call 50227. X-BOX with 25 games, two controllers and lots of extras, $250 or best offer and black LTD/ESP electric guitar with traveling case, $200. Call Joey, 52910, home, or 54449, work. SCRUBS: shirts, pants and jackets, all sizes and colors; men’s Hawaiian shirts, large. Call 55176. SHERWOOD Outback buoyancy compensator, $75; Suunto Gecko dive computer, $110 and Sealife SL960D underwater strobe, $150. Call Bob, 54612. COMMUNITY NOTICESALL YOUTH in grades 7-12 who are registered with Youth Services are invited to a good old tree decorating at 7 p.m., Sunday, at the Youth Center. COUNTRY/WESTERN NIGHT is 7-11 p.m., Sunday, at the Yuk Club. Bring your favorite cowboy or cowgirl and come on down for a boot scootin’ good time. TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. The season is almost over. Come watch the St. Louis Rams take on the Chicago Bears Tuesday night at the Yuk Club. There will be $1.50 hot dogs, $1.50 pizza slices and $2 nachos available at game time. Cold $1 domestic beer and $2 imported beer also available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. HOLIDAY CONCERTS: 10 a.m., Monday, Community Band concert on Macy’s porch and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Elementary concert, in the high school multi-purpose room. KWAJALEIN SCUBA Club will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. THE MONTHLY School Advisory Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the elementary music building classroom. The public is invited to attend. Questions? Call the school of ce at 53671. LEARN MORE about the newest club on island! The Kwajalein Small Boat Marina Outrigger Club will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, at Camp Hamilton. Everyone is welcome. Be prepared to get wet, bring a swimsuit and a towel. Questions? Call Paul, 53643. THE ADULT and family pools will be closed Tuesday through Friday for cleaning. Normal hours for the adult pool will resume Dec. 16 and for the family pool Dec. 17. Questions? Call Mandie, 52847. THE KWAJALEIN JEBTA has begun practice for “Christmas in the Marshall Islands.” Anyone wishing to participate is invited to join the Jebta 4-9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday or 1-9 p.m., Monday and Sunday. Practice will be at Community Activities Center Room 6 and 7.

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 16 Sun  Moon  Tides Sunday 6:53 a.m./6:31 p.m. 11:15 p.m./11:13 a.m. 7:17 a.m., 2.6' 1:25 a.m., 0.2' 7:27 p.m., 3.6' 12:56 p.m., 0.6' Monday 6:54 a.m./6:31 p.m. /11:54 a.m. 8:05 a.m., 2.5' 2:09 a.m., 0.5' 8:12 p.m., 3.2' 1:40 p.m., 0.9' Tuesday 6:54 a.m./6:32 p.m. 12:01 a.m./12:31 p.m. 9:09 a.m., 2.4' 3:01 a.m., 0.8’ 9:10 p.m., 2.9’ 2:42 p.m., 1.3'Wednesday 6:55 a.m./6:32 p.m. 12:44 a.m./1:06 p.m. 10:34 a.m., 2.4' 4:06 a.m., 0.9' 10:28 p.m., 2.7' 4:15 p.m., 1.5’ RTS WeatherTonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thuderstorms. Winds: ENE-ESE at 10-15 knots. Sunday: Variably sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Winds: ENE-ESE at 10-15 knots. Monday: Variably sunny with widely scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 10-15 knots. Tuesday: Variably sunny with widely scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 10-15 knots. Annual rain total: 97.15 inches Annual deviation: +2.64 inchesMY DAY, from Page 2 Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tide TV programs such as Father Knows Best and Leave It To Beaver which honored the family unit and reinforced respect for the role of fathers in the family. Fathers were portrayed as wise and caring men. Many of today’s TV programs and movies portray fathers as bumbling idiots, or much worse, as molesters of their own children. If my friends or I would have used some of the language and words heard routinely on TV these days, we would have been smacked up side the head and may have had our mouths washed out with soap (really). Some TV programs treat drug use lightly and many of the main characters use drugs like it’s no big deal. In my early teenage years, if we wanted to see ‘nekkid’ women, we had to sneak a peek at a Playboy magazine. Now all a teenager has to do is turn on the TV or go online, and it’s everywhere. In fact, compared to what’s on some of today’s TV programs and the Internet, Playboy was tame. Somewhere along the line, the idea of personal responsibility changed to one of ‘it isn’t my fault’ — I was on drugs, I was drunk, I had a tough childhood, I hated my mother, I hated my father, I was depressed, I never had a dog, I ate too many Twinkies and on and on. Role models are a little different now, too. My role models growing up were Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Roger Maris, Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Henry Aaron and other athletes and entertainers who took being role models for young people seriously and tried to live up to it. These days, athletes, entertainers and so-called music ‘artists’ make no secret of not caring about being role models. It’s all about them. They have illegitimate children with numerous women. They get involved in drunken brawls, allegations of rape, assault, racist rantings and shootings. They justify atrocious and even criminal behavior because they were ‘under the in uence.’ Well, nobody held a gun to their heads and made them take drugs or get falling down drunk. The real problem is that impressionable teenage boys look up to these guys and think that’s what it takes to be a man. It seems that in Hollywood, the music industry, and the sports world, going into rehab is like a badge of honor. We hear people say things like, “Oh, he’s so brave for facing his problems.” No — being a single mother working three jobs to raise her children is brave — not going into rehab when you’re rich, sel sh, and used drugs and booze because you’re an idiot.In my younger days, female singers and actresses were celebrated for talent, grace, beauty and elegance. Now, we’ve got these bimbos, who many young teenage girls look up to, running around drunk and stoned without their underwear, half falling out of their dresses, and getting their photos splashed all over the Internet. It’s got to be very hard being a teen and trying to make good choices while being bombarded by so many corrupting images of today’s American culture. If teens are lucky, they may have a teacher, a guidance counselor or a clergyman who can present good alternative choices to following the crowd. But it’s parents who are, and always will be, the rst line of defense.They have to decide what kind of role models they and the adults they associate with will be to their teens. Their teens have to know what behavior is expected and what behavior is unacceptable without any doubt. Letting a teen ‘off the hook’ for bad behavior is not doing them a favor. The most important thing teens must learn is that there are consequences for their actions, and that in the nal analysis, they are responsible for their decisions — not their parents, not a TV program, not a video game, not the ‘culture,’ and not their friends — just them. How they deal with that concept will make all the difference in what kind of an adult and person they will eventually become. Today 5:15 p.m................................................................W B KAHS vs. Spartans II 6 p.m...........................................................................O -B 2 CYS vs. Rejects 7 p.m. ..................................................................... W A Jablik vs. Ri-Majolz Tuesday 5:15 p.m.............................................................W A Spartans I vs. Dig This 6 p.m............................................................. O B 2 SDA vs. Spartans Men 7 p.m. ....................................... O B 1 KAHS Men vs. Spartans Co-ed Red 8 p.m. .................................................... O B 1 Questionable Skills vs. byob Wednesday 6 p.m..........................................W B Championship Match: EPES vs. TBD 7 p.m. .................................................. O B1 Spartans Co-ed Blue vs. TBD 8 p.m. ......................................................... O A Championship Match: TBD Thursday 6 p.m................................................................O B 2 Championship Match 7 p.m................................................................O B 1 Championship Match 8 p.m..................................................................W A Championship Match For more information on sports, call 53331. Key: W = Women’s, O = Open Volleyball standings/scheduleWomen’s A Dig This....................................................................................................................7 1 0 Jablik........................................................................................................................6 1 0 Ri-Majolz...................................................................................................................4 3 0 Spartans I.................................................................................................................2 6 0 The U-STA-KUDS.....................................................................................................0 8 0 Women’s B KAHS........................................................................................................................5 1 0 EPES........................................................................................................................4 2 0 Jabro .......................................................................................................................2 3 0 Calvary....................................................................................................................2 3 0 Spartans II...............................................................................................................1 5 0 Open A FISH....................................................................................................................... 7 1 0 Chumps...................................................................................................................7 1 0 Nothin’ But Net.........................................................................................................2 6 0 Bump, Set, Spike.................................................................................................... 0 8 0 Open B Spartans Co-ed Blue...............................................................................................8 0 0 KAHS.......................................................................................................................6 2 0 Spartans Co-ed Red................................................................................................6 2 0 Questionable Skills..................................................................................................5 3 0 byob.........................................................................................................................4 4 0 SDA.........................................................................................................................3 5 0 CYS........................................................................................................................ 2 6 0 Rejects.....................................................................................................................1 7 0 Spartans I................................................................................................................1 7 0