The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 S a n t a v i s i t s w i t h a y o u n g f r i e n d o n C a r l o s o n F r i d a y d u r i n g t h e M a r s h a l l I s l a n d s C l u b C h r i s t m a s t r i p t o Santa visits with a young friend on Carlos on Friday during the Marshall Islands Club Christmas trip to t h e i s l a n d C o v e r a g e o f C h r i s t m a s D r o p s a n d a c t i v i t i e s s t a r t o n P a g e 3 the island. Coverage of Christmas Drops and activities start on Page 3. ( P h o t o b y W a n n e t t a C o r d e r ) (Photo by Wannetta Corder) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgCommanding Of cer......Col. Stevenson Reed Public Affairs Of cer......................Sandy Miller Editor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter ............................................JJ Klein Distribution..................................C.J. Kemem2 L e t t e r s t o t h e e d i t o r Letters to the editor USAKA Person of the Week Julius JohnsonFriendly Army/Navy competition builds strong bondsAs a proud member of the United States Army, as well as a member of the Long Gray Line, I would like to extend my congratulations to the Navy and the Naval Academy on their victory several weeks ago. It was a hardfought, well-earned victory. Our friendly rivalry offers some great entertainment for those who never served in either the Army or Navy. From the plastering of signs proclaiming an imminent beat down in front of Col. ReedÂ’s and John PicklerÂ’s of ces to the hijacking of of cial government equipment in order to broadcast unof cial announcements (by the way, a bill with a load factor is forthcoming), the spirit of the rivalry is truly one-of-kind. Also, I am sure there are many who do not really care. In all this, there are some salient points I would like to share. First, the young men who play for Army and Navy will almost certainly never play professionally. In fact, only three Navy players (and no Army players) have ever played football in the NFL. They play for the love of the game and nothing more. Most, if not all, will nd themselves in Southwest Asia in the next few years ghting a foe that is much more dangerous. But in the interim, they play a game that teaches them leadership, discipline and, most importantly, the pain of loss. Second, the rivalry is not about winning or losing championships. Neither team will ever compete for a national championship in the future. It is about building bonds through erce but friendly competition. As you can tell from the island shenanigans, men and women well into their middle age are willing to act like giddy teenagers just to get the goat (no pun intended) of their rival. Finally, while the Army-Navy game is played by members of the Military and Naval Academies, it is really an event that advertises the fact that we have young men and women, of cers and enlisted, serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard across the globe, standing watch for us in very dangerous places, willingly sacri cing themselves for the principles our country holds dear. In closing, I would like to share with you a quote from General of the Army Douglas MacArthur that best encapsulates why this game represents such an important place in the hearts of those of us who value this particular rivalry: Â“Upon the elds of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other elds, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory.Â” Â— Lt. Col. Jeffrey Klein Julius Johnson is a Recreation Aide at the Corlett Recreation Center, and while he has always done a very good job, he has done an incredible job during his supervisorÂ’s home leave absence. Johnson has been in charge of the CRC/CAC operations, theater scheduling and staf ng, and ARC for the past month. One key duty he is responsible for is the reservations for tables, tents and chairs. This is not an easy task, and itÂ’s very important to the customers who request this service. JohnsonÂ’s customer service skills are excellent, and his accuracy and dependability are stellar. He takes ownership in his work and makes sure reservation requirements are met, including carefully adjusting reservations so as many people as possible can use the equipment during busy times. Additionally, Johnson works at the CRC/CAC daily and makes sure all preparations are made for meetings and room reservations. Johnson is extremely pleasant to work with and his enthusiastic and helpful demeanor with the customers is greatly appreciated. The Honorable Senator Justin deBrum died Monday in Majuro of an apparent heart attack. deBrum had close connections to the Kwajalein community as he was a former Republic of the Marshall Islands Representative to the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and was currently serving as one of the three Senators from Kwajalein Atoll. In his long career with the RMI government, deBrum served as a Senator from Ujae, the Minister of Education as well as the Kwajalein Negotiation Commission Secretary. He is survived by his wife, Miriam, eight children and 12 grandchildren. His presence will be sorely missed by all. Justin deBrum I n In M e m o r i a m Memoriam
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 3 residents of Ebadon. S e a s o n Â’ s g r e e t i n g s SeasonÂ’s greetings T By Lee Crakerhe women of the Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club Christmas Drop program spent an afternoon last week checking their lists, going over them twice, and now know, without a doubt, who of the children of Ebadon and Majetto have been naughty or nice. The good news is that no naughty children were found. On Thursday two helicopters loaded with toys departed Kwajalein for Ebadon and Majetto, the furthest and most remote of the islands in the Kwajalein Atoll, bringing Christmas goodies to these children.This journey of goodwill and Christmas cheer was a joint effort of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and the YYWC.As the helicopters landed the people of the island gathered in a central area, the school grounds. The women had leis to hang around the necks of the volunteers, and the children were waiting, each holding a shell to give as a simple, but precious gift. YYWC and USAKA volunteers lined up the children by age, and passed out the gifts, then passed out fruit and rice to the adults in the communities. Â“All the children received a T-shirt, flip-flops, underwear, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, soap, a candy cane and backpack or tote bag,Â” said Paula Cummings, co-chair, with Denise Dorn, of the YYWC Outer-Island Christmas Drop. Â“Depending on the age and gender they received hair accessories, stuffed animals, games, scissors, construction paper/doodle pads, sand toys, ball and hot wheels car. Â“We also received donations of toys, clothes, toiletries, shing supplies, school supplies and some medical supplies from Kwajalein community members and through a Â‘donation driveÂ’ at the elementary school,Â” said Cummings. Â“There is also a former Kwajalein resident who crochets 150 hair scrunchies for the girls every year and mails them to Kwajalein in time for the annual drop.Â” After the gift giving, it was time for the volunteers to receive their gifts. On Ebadon they were serenaded by a choir of 20 that sounded like a chorus of 300 and sent chills up her arm, said Dorn. On Majetto, the little boys celebrated the way little boys do best with an energetic dance for their guests. Â“The spokesperson for Ebadon told us, Â‘We werenÂ’t sure if you were coming, but we are so happy, because you give us joy and faith,Â’Â” recounted Dorn, becoming misty eyed as she remembered those eloquently expressed sentiments from the island residents. Â“It was the best Christmas ever.Â” As the YYWC now knows without a doubt, the greatest feeling in the world is to know you have made a difference. As the helicopters departed, there was a message for all to see from high in the air. Written in sand on a small clearing was a Christmas greeting, Â“Merry X-Mas to U.Â”
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 D e l i v e r i n g C h r i s t m a s Delivering Christmas t o C a r l o s to Carlos Marshall Islands Club members unload supplies and gifts on Carlos for the annual Christmas celebration. High school students pass out gifts to Carlos children. A young Carlos resident enjoys her gifts and fruit that were given out as part of the annual trip to Carlos. Two youngsters check out the toys they got from the Marshall Islands Club.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 5 Carlos children perfrom dances to entertain the guests on their island. (Photos by Wannetta Corder)By Wannetta Corder C h i ld ren on Car l os wait wit h wi d e-e y e anticipa t ion a ll year f or Santa an d t h eir f rien d s f ro m the Kwajalein Jr. and Sr. High School Marshall Islands C Club to come celebrate Christmas Â– island style. Stude n ts an d te a che r s of the MI C v olu n tee r ed the i r t ime, e ff ort an d mone y to ma k e t h is y ear extra specia l f or t h e yout h on Car l os. To f un d t h is event, KHS h a d j ars a ll otte d to eac h c l ass to d onate money f or toys t reats, an d necessities f or t h e resi d ents o f Car l os. T h i s yearÂ’s donation was approximately $2,000. Th e d ay starte d wit h eager stu d ents f orming a h u man c h ain to get b oxes an d gi f ts f rom l an d to b oat. Â“I j ust love how we work together,Â” said Chi-Chi Kemem 17, Â“ an d t h e teamwor k to ma k e t h is a ll h a pp en. Â” O n th e catamaran, stu d ents an d teac h ers ta lk e d o f t h ei r a nticipations an d expectations regar d ing t h e event Â“ I went l ast y ear an d a ll t h e k i d s were Â‘ craz yÂ’ h app y Â” s ai d Liv y Hos k ins, 17, Â“ an d t h e y h a d rea lly g oo d f rie d c h ic k en. Â” On t h e ot h er h an d Eric Ne l son, a teac h e r a t KHS an d a co-organizer o f t h e event, h a d d i ff eren t th oug h ts, Â“ I k now t h is is my rst year. I am surpris ingly terri ed. If I mess up, I ruin Christmas!Â” As t h e b oat p u ll e d u p to t h e d oc k c h i ld ren wer e s tan d in g by to g reet ever y one. At t h e Car l os sc h oo l, J e ff erson Bo b o 18 a senior Rik ata k, trans l ate d f o r Kenta Anita k Car l os a l a b an d l an d owner, as h e spo ke o n b e h a lf o f Car l os. Â“ Komo l o l nan ao l e p t h an k s t o all Â” MIC t h en presente d b oxes ll e d wit h canne d meat rice and necessities to the families. As t h e KHS b an d p l aye d caro l s, Santa arrive d wit h h is elves to wish ever y one a Merr y Christmas. Th e c h i ld ren l ine d u p f or p ictures wit h Santa, w h i l e near by e l ves were b us y arran g in g t h e care pac k a g e eac h child walked away with Â– ip ops, toy, a goody bag and piece of fruit to munch on. Â“Look at that little one,Â” said senior Jose DeBrum, 18. Â“He can barely hold it all.Â” Everybody then congregated in the classroom for the customary Jebta presentation. Â“The dancing is the best part,Â” said Kemem, Â“ It ma d e me want to g et out the r e an d b r e a k i t do wn. Â” The Carlos residents then se rv ed a del i c i ous m e a l of ri ce b a ll s, s p are ri b s, c h ic k en an d s a l a d wit h coconut j uice to w as h it d own. Near b y, c h i l d ren l ine d up to participate i n activities to win cand y and toy prizes. Last, but not least, piatas were hung from a tree as the boys and girls crowded around ready for their whack at the candy. Â“We spent more than a hundred dollars on candy,Â” commented Christy Davis, a teacher at KHS and a co-organizer of the event, Â“Good thing we got them toothbrushes.Â” Early in the day many were bashful, but as time progressed, everyone was singing, holding hands, giving piggy-back rides and laughing. A bond was created that day between the different cultures. Hand-in-hand, the children of Carlos walked the KHS students to the pier, sad that it was time to leave. The young people on Carlos waved good-bye on the dock as the catamaran departed, and they did not turn away until the boat was out of sight. For the KHS students, Christmas on Carlos was supposed to be about giving, but many who attended would agree that they had the better end of the bargain. As senior Lani Brown, 17, put it, Â“If you werenÂ’t there, you really missed out.Â” Santa visits with a young Carlos child during the Marshall islands Club visit on Friday.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass all is solemn. The r e wa s a lot of f un, particu l ar l y i n th e d ancing. W h i le t he chapter mem be r s d an ced in in t ricate f ormations, a gent l eman sang teas i ng l y t h at swimmin g ar ou n d Li b wa s bett er t h an swimmin g aroun d Kwa j a l ein an d Eb eye. T h e h ig hl ig ht o f the dancin g wa s w he n an in d ivi du a l b ro k e awa y f rom t he ch apter to p l ay f u lly Â“st r ut h i s stuffÂ” an d th en j ump b ac k int o formation. The USAKA Jebta consisted of the RiKatak students, who attend school on Kwajalein, our Marshallese neighbors residing on Kwajalein and USAKA residents, some from the Â“island of Texas and Washington,Â” joked Noda Lojkar, USAKA Jebta leader. The USAKA Jebta performed a song in Marshallese that told the story of a new canoe sailing out in the ocean spreading the love of God. Later they had a sing-a-long to Jingle Bell Rock and performed a dance where they teased the audience and made them laugh by making silly, goofy faces. Both jebtas nished their performances by marching past the giving table where they placed the gifts they brought. Many of the gifts were Marshallese handicrafts of shell necklaces, woven fans, wuts, small purses and huge cowry shells. During this time the chapters also threw handfuls of candy into the audience. Both the gift-giving and the candy throwing signify the happiness of the Marshallese people and is their way of saying, Â“What I have I share with you,Â” said Alfred. Kwajalein community members are invited to celebrate Christmas with our Marshallese neighbors. The jebtas performances begin around noon on Christmas day at the Protestant Church, Calvary Church and Bukot non Jesus on Ebeye. This Christmas tradition is an all day affair; be sure to bring water and a fan. 6 M em b ers o f th e Lib I s l an d Jebta dance at the Annual Christmas in the Marshall Islands celebration Monday evening in Corlett Recreation Center gym. The event is sponsored by the Marshallese Cultural Center. (Photos by Nell Drumheller) By JJ KleinReporterThere is no way anyone could walk away from the Marshallese Christmas event with the Â“bah humbugsÂ” on Monday evening. The lively marching, dancing and singing from the Lib Jebta and the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Jebta lled the Corlett Recreation Center gym with the Christmas spirit.The jebtas, or chapters, participated in the event, sponsored by the Marshallese Cultural Society, to share how the Marshallese celebrate Christmas. Â“I canÂ’t explain, you need to watch the motions that the jebta practiced especially for today and then youÂ’ll understand how the Marshallese celebrate Christmas,Â” said Senator Irumne Bondrik from Lib.Jebta singing and dancing serves two purposes according to Helbert Alfred, vice president of the Marshallese Cultural Society. The chapter members attempt to entertain their audience by showcasing their talents in songwriting and dancing. Often the songs are written within a short span of time, and many long hours are spent practicing the dances. Most important to this Christmas tradition is an understanding of the generosity of the Marshallese people. Holiday jebtas try to impart the generosity of Christmas and the spirit of giving that is foundational to their culture, Alfred said. The Lib Jebta was made up of 80 women and men, young and old, the majority who live on Ebeye and a small core group from the island of Lib. They began practicing for the Christmas season in October, when they determined their song selection and uniforms. Traditionally, the men and women of the jebta wear matching dresses and shirts that help distinguish them from the other chapters that perform on Christmas day. All the songs performed by the Lib Chapter were original compositions about the birth of Christ. Singing a cappella, the membersÂ’ voices lled the CRC to the rafters with their harmonies. But not M a r s h a l l e s e n e i g h b o r s c e l e b r a t e s p i r i t o f h o l i d a y Marshallese neighbors celebrate spirit of holiday s e a s o n w i t h C h r i s t m a s i n t h e M a r s h a l l I s l a n d s season with Christmas in the Marshall IslandsChildren of the Kwajalein Jebta perform a dance at the celebration Monday evening.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006ThursdayAll programming is subject to change without notice7 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 Show The Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) Kim PossibleNFL Livemidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:45>The Proud FamilyNBA Fastbreak12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson C.S.I. Bad Boys II Zack & CodyNFL RePLAY1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge JudyNaturally Sadie Game #11:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomStargate SG-1Cold CaseEverwood2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.NFL RePLAY2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyBoston LegalMovie:Even Stevens Game #23 a.m. 3:30 a.m.The Forgotten Home Improvement3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowWill & GraceMoeshaSportsCenter4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of Queens Movie: <:46>Degrassi4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsCarol Duvall ShowSnow Falling TeletubbiesNFL Live5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsBreathing Space on Cedars Barney & FriendsNBA Fastbreak5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.WWE RAW!MSNBC LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutElmoÂ’s WorldSportsCenter6 a.m. 6:30 a.m.30 Man DIY to the Rescue Happy Holidays Year in Review6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Battle Royal Fox News LiveGood EatsThe EntertainersBear in the Big Blue7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.UnwrappedBlueÂ’s CluesThe Sports List7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withElmo Saves30 Minute MealsBehind the ScenesDora the ExplorerThe Hot List8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard SmithChristmas Food 911E.T.Go, Diego, Go!The Hot List8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.RollerThe Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: Connie the CowNFL Live9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Danielle SteelÂ’s Miss SpiderJim Rome9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Big StoryDr. PhilAlly McBeal Vanished A Very PlayhouseAround The Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Movie: <:46> Disney Holiday PTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ Star Trek IV: Miss SpiderÂ’sSportsCenter11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 The Voyage Home 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 Crossroads Bear in the Big Blue Cavs1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril LiveSesame Street at2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:48> Nets2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsKidspace Cocoon Funniest Videos3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.ThatÂ’s Clever!Funniest AnimalsNBA3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemon Mavs4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh! at4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneThe Dead ZoneTrue HollywoodSpongeBob Supersonics5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Story Fairly Oddparents5:30 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 NowFrosty The SnowmanFriendsMovie:UnfabulousSportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.How The Grinch...Friends MalibuÂ’s Most Zoey 1017:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c Report1 vs. 100Veronica Mars Wanted Gilmore GirlsNBA8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Movie: <:39> Teams TBD8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportWithout a TraceThe Closer Good Will Even Stevens9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline Hunting Home Improvement9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball withHeadline NewsWill & GraceMoesha10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens DegrassiESPNews10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie:7th HeavenSportsCenter11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Bourne Identity11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8FridayAll 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 PossibleNFL Total Accessmidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Bourne Identity The Proud Family12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig Ferguson FriendsMovie: <:13>UnfabulousNFL RePLAY1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge JudyFriends Biloxi Blues Zoey 101 Game #31:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomStargate SG-1Ver onica Mars Gilmore Girls 2 a.m. 2:30 a.m. NFL RePLAY2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyThe CloserMovie:Even Stevens Game #43 a.m. 3:30 a.m. MalibuÂ’s Most Home Improvement 3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowWill & Grace Wanted MoeshaSportsCenter4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of Queens Movie: <:39>Degrassi4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsCarol Duvall ShowGood Will TeletubbiesNFL Live5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsBreathing Space Hunting Barney & FriendsNBA Fastbreak5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Ultimate Fighter 4MSNBC LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetSportsCenter6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.RollerFox News LiveGood EatsTrue HollywoodBear in the Big BlueNFL Live7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped Story BlueÂ’s CluesNBA Fastbreak7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withStrawberry30 Minute MealsBackstage PassDora the ExplorerThe Hot List8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard SmithShortcakeÂ’s... Tasty TravelsE.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 Having Our Higglytown HerosJim Rome9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Big StoryDr. Phil ShowAlly McBeal Say ArthurÂ’s PerfectAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Movie: <:47> Christmas PTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ The Mummy Higglytown HerosSportsCenter11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 The Wiggles11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!NFL Total Accessnoon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleDora the Explorer12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie: BlueÂ’s CluesNFL1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Real Women Bear in the Big Blue Vikings1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Have Curves ElmoÂ’s World at2 p.m. 2:30 p.m.Movie: <:41> Happy Holidays Packers2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDesign on a Dime Unforgiven Funniest Videos3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Style StarFunniest Animals3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemonNFL Postgame4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh!NFL Total Access4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneThe Dead ZoneBiography:SpongeBob5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Val Kilmer Fairly OddparentsESPNews5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldEbert & RoeperKim PossibleNFL Live6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T.The Proud FamilyNBA Fastbreak6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowThe Of ce/ (:25) The Of ceThat Â‘70s ShowMovie:ThatÂ’s So RavenSportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Window on the Atoll (7:50) That Â‘70s ShowJust Married Phil of the Future7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportThe Happy ElfThe Bachelor:Ve ronica Mars Sports TBD8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Rome Movie: <:49>8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportC.S.I. MiamiLaw & Order OceanÂ’s Eleven Even Stevens9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline Home Improvement9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline News Will & GraceMoesha10 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 ShowMovie:7th HeavenSportsCenter11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report The Lost Battalion11:30 p.m.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Dec. 20, 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 PossibleBaseball Tonightmidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:47>The Proud FamilyNFL Live12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig FergusonThat Â‘70s ShowExit Wounds ThatÂ’s So RavenSports TBD1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge JudyThat Â‘70s ShowPhil of the Future1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomStargate SG-1The Bachelor:Ver onica Mars2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Rome Backstage Pass2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyLaw & OrderMovie:Even Stevens3 a.m. 3:30 a.m. Just Married Home Improvement3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowWill & GraceMoeshaSportsCenter4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of QueensMovie: <:49>Degrassi4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsCarol Duvall Show OceanÂ’s Eleven TeletubbiesSportsCenter5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsBreathing SpaceBarney & Friends5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.MSNBC LiveTodayCaribbean WorkoutElmo SavesInside the NFL6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue Christmas6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsBiography:Bear in the Big BlueESPNews7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped Val Kilmer BlueÂ’s CluesThe Hot List7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withElmoÂ’s World:30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperDora the ExplorerThe Hot List8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Happy Holidays Easy EntertainigE.T.Go, Diego, Go!Outside the Lines8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: The Wonder PetsNFL Live9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne The Christmas Little EinsteinsJim Rome9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Big StoryDr. Phil ShowAlly McBeal Card The Koala BrothersAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.w/ John Gibson Movie: <:43> Outback Christmas PTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ The Caine Little EinsteinsSportsCenter11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 Mutiny The Wonder Pets11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsWindow on the AtollBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!noon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleDora the ExplorerBowl Breakdown12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Sports TBDCountdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:BlueÂ’s CluesCollege Football1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Whale Rider Bear in the Big Blue New Orleans Bowl1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril LiveSesame Street Troy2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:43> at2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDecorating Cents First Knight Funniest Videos Rice3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.The Look for LessFunniest Animals3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Access HollywoodNews Hour withOprah WinfreyThird WatchPokemon4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.WeekendJim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh!SportsCenter4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.RollerSpecial Report withWheel of FortuneThe Dead ZoneMovie:SpongeBobESPNews5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Dr. SuessÂ’ How Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeld The Grinch Stole Kim PossibleSportsCenter6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe Simpsons Christmas The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowHoliday NotesAmericaÂ’s MostMovie:A Very PlayhouseSportsCenter7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.From HomeWanted Cider House Rules Disney Holiday7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Headline NewsMovie:InvasionFrosty the SnowmanSports8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley A Town Without How The Grinch... Teams TBD8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business Report Christmas Monk Movie: <:17>The Happy Elf9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline Carmen: A9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline News Will & Grace Hip Hopera Made!10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily Show Movie:7th HeavenSportsCenter11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Jurassic Park III11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED Kwajalein 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. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, Aquisition Services, strong computer, communication and admin skills required. HR Req. K031399. 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, GimbelÂ’s. Casual. HR Req. K031339. Enniburr residents apply to Annemarie Jones, GimbelÂ’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, two positions, HR Req. 031563 and 031719. 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 Â– 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 (Roi-Namur). 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 IIÂ–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. 10 A.M.-6:30 P.M., SATURDAY, AT MACYÂ’S, MACYÂ’S WEST AND GIMBELÂ’S. PHOTO ID REQUIRED. MUST BE 21 TO ENTER STORES. RETAIL WELCOMES OUR EBEYE AND ENNIBURR NEIGHBORS. CHRISTMAS SALE! T h r o u g h S u n d a y a t M a c y Â’ s M a c y Â’ s Through Sunday at MacyÂ’s, MacyÂ’s W e s t a n d G i m b e l Â’ s C h e c k o u t t h e West and GimbelÂ’s. Check out the o n e d a y s p e c i a l s S o m e t h i n g one-day specials. Something d i f f e r e n t o n s a l e e v e r y d a y different on sale every day. PAYROLL ENCLOSURESAll employees should open the next payroll envelope and read the important enclosures. Included will be 2007 tax forms and an important u shot notice. All contract employees who are claiming exempt tax status must complete a W-4 and 673 for 2007.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 11 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. 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. WATER PLANT OPERATOR III, HR Req. 031200. WEB SOFTWARE DEVELOPER I, HR Req. 031639. YOUTH ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031679. MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY SITE SECRETARY. On-island position. Strong secretarial skills, self-con 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. WANTEDWHITE CHRISTMAS trees to borrow for decoration at CommodoreÂ’s Ball. Call Sandy, 54152 or 58990. HOUSE-SITTING situation for visiting doctor and wife for March 20-27. Call 52200. BUOYANCY COMPENSATOR, small or medium and dive computer console. Call 52517. LIVING ROOM furniture. Call 52342. FREE PLANTS. Call 54578. LOSTCEMENT UMBRELLA stand and umbrella taken from Quarters 402-C. Return or call 55509. ARNETTE SUNGLASSES, menÂ’s, black, near tank house at Small Boat Marina. Call 59994. GOLD KEYS on brass rectangle keychain engraved with Â‘Love, your big sister, Kelly.Â’ Call 54798. PATIO SALESSATURDAY, 3-6 p.m., Quarters 483-A. toys, childrenÂ’s and adult clothing, kitchen items and tools. FOR SALEMAYTAG DISHWASHER, portable but can be installed, $150 or best offer. Call 55601, before Friday. 1988 24-FOOT Bayliner Trophy, OMC 350 inboard engine with 15-horsepower kicker, $15,000 or best offer; Rife Islander speargun, all accessories, extra tips, shafts and oat system, $1,000 and Shimano Tiagro 80 shing reel and Penn International 80 class rod, $800. Call 59313. BURLEY BIKE trailer, $150; Graco infant car seat and base, $40; Fisher Price Read with Mr. Dud player with interactive Mr. Dud, $25 and Leap Frog Little Touch Leap Pad with three interactive books/cards, $25. Call 52642. CHEST FREEZER, medium size, less than one year old, $250. Call 54489, after 5 p.m. HOBIE CAT, 16-foot, in hand-launch area, blue hulls, new shrouds and trapeze wire set, $800 or best offer. Call Randy, 53643. EVINRUDE 120-horsepower outboard engine, for parts only, with extra prop, oil sender and steering at Lot 48, $275; Belmont Hyperion Option 2 wakeboard/ ski boots, medium size, very good condition, $100 and Sea and Sea underwater TTL strobe model YS120 duo, no sync cord, good condition, $450. Call 55613 and leave message for Les. BOSTON WHALER, 17-foot with 80-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha motor, eight-horsepower kicker, sh nder, great boat for shing or diving, $12,000 or $14,000 with boathouse. Call Dennis, 54489. CAL 20 PROJECT BOAT, includes new four-stroke Retail facilities can cash payroll or bonus checks this Saturday provided customers purchase at least one-half the value of their check and receive no nore than $250 cash back. Surfway will have a Christmas drawing for a boneless rib roast from now until Friday. Winner will be announced on Saturday. Winner will be whoever guesses the actual weight or closest to actual weight. Entry forms located in Surfway by the displayed boneless roast. Retail employees are not eligible. Col. Stevenson Reed, commander, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site, cordially invites you to attend a New YearÂ’s reception on Jan. 21, at Quarters 241. RSVP by Jan. 17 is required. Call Roberta Jones, 54932, or e-mail: email@example.com for assigned time slot. Civilian dress is island casual. Class B for military personnel. Yamaha ve-horsepower engine. Call 57021 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. PANASONIC MICROWAVE, white, excellent condition, available Tuesday, $50. Call 53140, after 5 p.m. KITESURFING kite, 2005 Cabrinha CO2 14m kite, great condition, includes lines and bar, $450. Call 51427. COMMUNITY NOTICESITÂ’S MOVIE NIGHT. All Youth Services registered students in grades one through six are invited to gather at 5 p.m.,Thursday in the School-Age Services room. Our theme is Christmas, so if you have a movie, bring it along! Spaces are limited, so please remember to sign up ahead of time. To register, call 52158, or e-mail McGlinna@smdck.smdc.army.mil. HOLIDAY HOURS for the family pool and Emon Beach will be through Jan. 4. The hours at the family pool will be 1-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday and Monday. The hours at Emon Beach will be 12:30-3:30 p.m.,Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday and Monday. COMMUNITY BANK will be closed Tuesday and Jan. 2 for the holidays. ITÂ’S SOFTBALL TIME. Register your team now through Jan. 5 for the new softball season. Call 53331 or visit Community Activities in Building 805. Registration fee is $150 per team. The managersÂ’ meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 5, in the library conference room. To recruit, become a free agent, or have questions, call Billy, 53331. THE TEEN CENTER will offer another free pottery class on Jan. 25. There is only room for six participants, so sign up today at the Youth Center. For more information, call Darcey, 53796. RENT FOUR Christmas-themed movies from DVD Depot and get one free movie rental. Stop by DVD Depot for details. THE UNIVERSITY of Maryland Term III will offer BIOL 181, Â‘Life in the Oceans,Â’ 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. The instructor will be Eric Nelson. Registration is Jan. 8-19. Register at the University of Maryland of ce, 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday or call 52800 to make an appointment. GRACE SHERWOOD LIBRARY is kicking off a quarterly book club. All are welcome. Our rst book is The Keep by Jennifer Egan. Several copies are available for check-out at the library. The book discussion will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 6, in the library. GOLF AND LOCKER fees are due for the period Jan. 1 to June 30. Payment may be made at Community Activities Of ce in Building 805 or the golf course Pro Shop during normal business hours and also by return mail to Community Activities, attention Golf Fees, P.O. Box 23, Local. Questions? Call Bob Butz, 53768. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, 7 p.m., Wednesdays and 7:30 p.m., Fridays. All meetings are in the elementary school library. Questions? Call 51618.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Weather courtesy of Tonight: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Winds: NE at 13-18 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny with scattered showers. Winds: NE at 15-20 knots.Friday: Mostly cloudy with rain and showers likely. Winds: NE-E at 15-20 knots. Saturday: Partly sunny with scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 15-20 knots. Annual rain total: 101.48 inches Annual deviation: +4.15 inchesFor updated forecasts, call 54700 or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun Â Moon Â Tides Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tideThurs 6:58 a.m./6:35 p.m. 7:18 a.m./7:07 p.m. 4:35 a.m., 3.3Â’ 10:21 a.m., 0.2Â’ 4:46 p.m., 4.6Â’ 11:16 p.m., 0.6Â’ Fri 6:59 a.m./6:36 p.m. 8:16 a.m./8:07 p.m. 5:12 a.m., 3.3Â’ 10:58 a.m., 0.3Â’ 5:23 p.m., 4.7Â’ 11:54 p.m., 0.5Â’ Sat 6:59 a.m./6:36 p.m. 9:11 a.m./9:06 p.m. 5:50 a.m., 3.3Â’ 11:36 a.m., 0.2Â’ 6:01 p.m., 4.7Â’ RTS Weather Maj. Mike Russell is serving a tour of duty as an Army Space Support Team Leader in Camp Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned with the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll until June, when he had a permanent change of station move to the 1st Space Brigade, Space and Missile Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. From Iraq, Russell said, Â“At least once per week I re ect on the fortunate, tranquil lifestyle my family and I had on Kwajalein. I am truly a world away from that now.Â” Russell welcomes letters from Kwajalein, his address is: MAJ Mike Russell IMEF, G3, FIRES ARSST 4 (Space Cell) UIC 42510 FPO AP, 96426-2510 S c u b a Scuba S a n t a Santa r e t u r n s returns Scuba Santa arrives at Emon Beach Sunday night accompanied by his elves, Cassia Griswold and Annie Hepler. The Annual Scuba Santa event is sponsored by the Kwajalein Scuba Club. (Photo by JJ Klein) Not wishing you were here