The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 C o l S t e v e n s o n R e e d U S A r m y K w a j a l e i n A t o l l c o m m a n d e r s p e a k s d u r i n g t h e Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, speaks during the j o i n t U S A K A a n d K w a j a l e i n R a n g e S e r v i c e s t o w n h a l l m e e t i n g o n R o i S a t u r d a y a f t e r n o o n joint USAKA and Kwajalein Range Services town hall meeting on Roi Saturday afternoon. F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 For more, see Page 4. ( P h o t o b y N e l l D r u m h e l l e r ) (Photo by Nell Drumheller) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglasstheir Sunni brothers and become involved in heavy ghting with Shiite militias. (3) Turkey, a Sunni non-Arab country, has an enormous rush of Iraqi refugees seeking safety trying to cross its border. They close the border, and, wanting to grab off the oil elds in Kurdish territory that they have coveted for years, invade Iraq from the north. The Kurds violently resist and vicious ghting erupts. The Kurds destroy the oil elds rather than let them fall into Turkish hands. (4) As Saudi, Jordanian and Egyptian troops enter Iraq, IranÂ’s army comes in on the side of the majority Shiites and it becomes an all-out regional Sunni against Shiite war. Iran has a more modern, larger and capable army than do the Saudis and Jordanians and they dominate the Persian Gulf. Their missiles and navy gunboats take out Saudi oil elds and ports and destroy shipping in the Gulf. Its navy closes the Strait of Hormuz and shuts off the only route to the open ocean from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and other oil producing Gulf countries thereby 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 COMMENTARY See PEACE, Page 12Starting peace is way harder than starting war Classi ed adsThe deadline for classi ed ads is as follows. For WednesdayÂ’s issue, noon on Saturday; for SaturdayÂ’s issue, noon on Thursday. All ads must be limited to 50 words. Multiple ads will be combined and edited to the 50 word limit. Patio sale ads for Saturdays will be printed in Wednesday issues. To submit a letter to the editor: Keep letters to less than 300 words, and keep com ments to the issues. No personal attacks will be printed. Letters must be signed. However, names will be withheld if requested. We will edit for Associated Press style, grammar and punctuation and if you exceed the word limit, space. Limit one letter every 30 days. Send your letter to: The Hour glass, P.O. Box 23, Local; or email@example.com.ThereÂ’s been a lot of saber rattling between the United States and Iran lately and it makes me a little nervous. President George W. Bush announced in a speech not long ago that he was ordering additional aircraft carrier strike groups to the Persian Gulf as a warning to Iran to stay out of Iraq. Just the other day, Iran de antly announced it was going to conduct tests of long range missiles. Presumably this was a warning right back at us that they could hit Israel, Iraq or any other place in the Gulf region they wanted to. And theyÂ’re still pursuing Â‘peacefulÂ’ nuclear capability despite international sanctions that seem to do no good. The ongoing war in Iraq, which seems to have no good end in sight, is my estimation, bringing Iran, the United States and possibly the world closer to the brink. You donÂ’t have to be an alarmist to take a realistic, pragmatic view of the situation with Iraq and Iran and see there is a bad series of events that could play out in the near future. (1) The Â‘newÂ’ strategy to quell the violence in Iraq fails and the Sunni-Shiite con ict becomes full-blown civil war despite American presence. The majority Shiites engage in the ethnic cleansing of Sunnis, including the Kurds, by killing them and driving them out of the country. (2) Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Kuwait, all Sunni countries, decide they wonÂ’t stand by and let it happen. Saudi, Jordanian and Egyptian troops enter Iraq to protect USAKA Person of the Week Lou Weaver arrived in March as the Logistics Lead Safety Engineer and has been very proactive in evaluating, training, and correcting safety within the division. Weaver is a hands-on operator who will never ask someone to something he will not personnally do. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty and is focused on ensuring a job is not started until all safety aspects are in order. Weaver has been observed accompaning our workers to their work sites to assess and ensure our employees understand everything relating to a safe work experience. He is not afraid to stop work if unsafe conditions exist and his expertise, dedication and attention to detail are noteworthy and deserve recognition. Lou Weaver
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 3Clyde Bishop, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands discusses his priorities. (Photo by Nell Drumheller) New ambassador enjoys challenges, diversity By Nell DrumhellerEditorDr. Clyde Bishop, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visited Kwajalein for the rst time last week. Bishop arrived in the Marshalls in December. Â“As an ambassador, I am the presidentÂ’s representative in a country,Â” Bishop said Thursday in an interview. The road he took to becoming an ambassador and representing his president and country in an overseaÂ’s setting was complex and varied. Â“IÂ’d like to say that my career has been well planned,Â” Bishop said while admitting that it hadnÂ’t been. He has been with the Foreign Service for more than 25 years. It all began when he was a businessman in New York City and riding on a commuter train. He read an advertisement in Black Enterprise magazine for duty in the Foreign Service. The ad intrigued him. Â“This was before e-mail addresses,Â” he said. He removed the perforated mail-in card, and the rest is history. Bishop, who admits that he gets bored easily, said frequent moves appeal to him. Duty in the State Department means packing up and moving on every two or three years. He sees his latest position as the pinnacle of his career. What a ride it has been. HeÂ’s served in Palermo, Sicily; Seoul; Rio de Janeiro; Naples, Italy; Hong Kong and most recently, the Dominican Republic. In late 1981, shortly before his rst posting, he married Cynthia DePaulo. How did he become the latest Ambassador the Republic of the Marshall Islands? He explained that Foreign Service postings are typically handled through a bid system. But he didnÂ’t bid for this position; it was offered to him. From the rst call until he was con rmed took more than one year. Bishop and DePaulo, who has accompanied her husband to the islands, both knew a bit about the RMI before the job offer and have since learned much more. With a smile the ambassador said, Â“I am attracted to warm weather and water.Â” But he takes his new responsibilities seriously. He said Â“Foreign Service of cers are held in high esteem in the countries where they are posted.Â” With this esteem comes a heavy load. The ambassador Â“carries the authority of the president in the terms of the RMI and ensures the maintainability of the bilateral relationship. Â“It surprises me everyday, the variety of issues that come across my desk. I am involved in every aspect of many diverse issues,Â” he said. He said he will pursue the objectives of the compact and maintain the good relationship that the two countries enjoy. Â“My strengths are my ability to interact and work with people for common objectives. Interpersonal relationships are extremely important, especially in the area of diplomacy.Â” He added, Â“I want to help the dialogue to come to common agreements on those issues.Â” One of the many things Bishop said he could learn from the people Number one job is protection of American citizens in RMIÂ“My strengths are my ability to interact and work with people for common objectives. Interpersonal relationships are extremely important, especially in the area of diplomacy.Â”Â— Clyde Bishop, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islandsof the Marshalls is Â“to integrate my professional life and enjoyment of life. They seem to have a balance to do the job and take advantage of what God has put on this earth.Â” He added, Â“I think maybe for Americans this is an attractive objective to pursue. We are more myopic and focus more on work.Â” On his, and AmericaÂ’s, role in this country, Â“We are required to provide defense and security.Â” He added, Â“My number one priority as the ambassador, and I have a letter of instruction from the president, is the protection of American citizens in the RMI. ItÂ’s my number one job. ItÂ’s the number one job of each and every ambassador around the world. IÂ’m committed to ensuring that, but it is reciprocal. The people who have lived here a long time should feel free to share their experiences. IÂ’m still learning about the RMI, I invite them to contact me by e-mail, by telephone or stop by if they are in Majuro.Â”
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 All hands on deckCol. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, addresses the audience during the Roi-Namur Town Hall Meeting on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, Kwajalein Range Services president, hold joint Town Hall Meeting on Roi-Namur SaturdayBy Nell DrumhellerEditorCol. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander and John Pickler, Kwajalein Range Services president brought an entourage of their support staff to Roi Namur on Saturday for the rst all hands meeting of the year. The two island leaders discussed current issues and then opened the meeting up to the community for a question and answer session. Â“You guys are leading the pack [on safety],Â” Pickler began. Â“We use you as an example.Â” Following the safety compliment, Pickler continued the meeting by reviewing issues posed at the last Roi-Namur all hands in the fall. Â“You asked at the last all-hands about transportation for special events,Â” Pickler said. He explained that KRS had been supporting that request and provided special ights for the Winterfest in December. He added that upcoming special-interest events could be supported by extra Metro ights. He said that Roi residents should rst make every effort to reserve transportation on regular ights, but once those were lled, specially-scheduled ights might be an option. Reed spoke about the transformation process and how it will affect the USAKA communities. He spoke in generalities and explained he didnÂ’t want to brief it until he has speci cs. Reed explained how Lean Six Sigma should help streamline processes and provide cost reductions in the near future. Â“ItÂ’s [Lean Six Sigma] a business process, not an Army process,Â” Reed said. Lean Six Sigma has been used for several years by numerous international corporations to identify cost and manpower savings. Reed identi ed several projects where Lean Six Sigma should realize both hard and soft money savings. He said that the savings will be put back into the USAKA community. He said one of the rst projects where a savings should resort is through warehouse reductions. Â“We have 44 warehouses, we are planning on bringing that down to four by August,Â” Reed said. He plans on using the dollars saved to repair structures in family housing on Kwajalein. Another goal is for a consolidated motor pool. Â“We want to be ef cient with our money,Â” Reed said. Reed added that USAKA is still looking at high speed catamarans to transport workers to and from Roi-Namur and Kwajalein. Â“We are paying $1.9 million annually on maintenance on the Metros,Â” he said. He said that another projection for USAKAÂ’s future is that new housing will probably have to go away, that the schools may be consolidated down to one facility and that The Hourglass might go to one issue per week. Â“We would save $10,000 a year by doing that,Â” Reed said of the change in The Hourglass printing schedule. He described Lean Six Sigma Â“It is not a program we use to cut people. We use it to manage resources ef ciently. We can no longer allow the money to drift away. ItÂ’s not about how we used to do things. WeÂ’ve got to be smarter.Â” Reed introduced the USAKA First Sergeant to the Roi-Namur community. The top sergeant congratulated Roi-Namur residents on how well-kept the yards and Â“WeÂ’re trying to get more customers. More customers and expanding the role of the range would be scal security for the USAKA community. WeÂ’re looking at other programs so we will be a full-spectrum range. MDA [Missile Defense Agency] said if we have the bandwidth, they will bring more work out here.Â”Â— Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 5John Pickler, Kwajalein Range Services president, answers a question during the RoiNamur meeting.grounds were. Â“Thank you for maintaining the Army standard,Â” First Sergeant Kenneth Mackey said. When he said Â“The colonel asked me to make Kwajalein look like Roi,Â” the audience clapped. Reed said Â“WeÂ’re trying to get more customers.Â” More customers and expanding the role of the range would be fiscal security for the USAKA community. Â“WeÂ’re looking at other programs so we will be a full-spectrum range,Â” the colonel said. Â“MDA [Missile Defense Agency] said if we have the bandwidth, they will bring more work out here.Â” The expanded bandwidth will come through a ber optic cable connection due to the island in late 2008. The rst audience question focused on the ber optic cable. Â“Is the ber optic cable funded?Â” Reed answered that it was funded, but is being held up due to legal discussions. The audience member then asked if the Dec. 2008 delivery date was still appropriate. Reed answered that the cable will take between 18 and 24 months from the approval time, so the delivery date is uid. Another audience question dealt with Continental airlines. Â“Did USKA or KRS have any in uence on Continental airlines dropping their direct Kwajalein to Honolulu ight?Â” Pickler answered that KRS and USAKA did not in uence that decision. A related question was asked about unofficial ights on the ATI ights. Â“Is ATI going to reopen to other passengers?Â” Reed said that option was under review, Â“ItÂ’s one of the things we are looking at,Â” he said. Pickler added Â“Right now the regulations [Department of Defense] only allow of cial travel on ATI.Â” Active duty military and military retirees can y on ATI on standby. Pickler also said that fares on ATI had recently been raised. An audience member said there was a rumor that Â“people arenÂ’t able to use their Aetna cards off island.Â” Sheri Hendrix of KRS Human Resources squelched that rumor when she said that one person had a problem, it had been resolved. Pickler added, on the discussion of health insurance, Â“IÂ’m trying to get health insurance costs resolved.Â” Another question was Â“What happened to the results of the KRS HR survey?Â” Pickler answered that question and told the audience that the survey results were mailed out with the latest pay statement. The next question concerned cost savings. Â“YouÂ’re asking people to streamline and identify ways of savings dollars. Is there a way that individuals can earn cash rewards for making these suggestions?Â” Pickler answered that there isnÂ’t a speci c program of this type, but that on occasion cash awards are made for exemplary work-related actions. An audience member asked how decisions are made for retail purchases. Â“Why donÂ’t you put more emphasis on food than other things?Â”Reed agreed that retail food is an issue. Â“WeÂ’re looking at that. I shop there, too. IÂ’m not happy about paying $4.10 for a bottle of steak sauce. We are investigating the procurement process and have formed a team for this. I donÂ’t want to talk about it until some decisions have been made.Â” He estimated that more will be known within six months.The next question concerned food services on Kwajalein. Â“Have you thought about consolidating the bakery, PDR [Caf Paci c], snack bar and the Yuk Club?Â” Reed said Â“We are going to consolidate some facilities,Â” but did not commit to which facilities. He added, Â“Not everyone is going to get a vote on it. The decision is going to be made by me.Â” Another concern related to a new DoD regulation concerning space available ight. A Roi-Namur audience member said that passengers are now required to sign a form before getting on the ights. The form releases the Army from liability in an aircraft accident. Many audience members were concerned about why they must sign this form. Both Reed and Pickler explained that the form was required by the Department of Defense, that it is not a local-only requirement. One audience member asked what would happen if he refused to sign the form. Jeff Halliday, KRS legal counsel said, Â“You wonÂ’t get on the ight.Â” Halliday added that the SPI explaining the form is available on the K drive through the KARDS system. Both leaders vowed to continue to have open forums for the community.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Healthy thyroid gland important to well-beingBy Amanda Curtis, BSN, RN and Inge LeBlanc, RN, CCRNJanuary is National Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid is a small, butter y-shaped gland located at the base of your neck just below your AdamÂ’s apple. Your thyroid gland helps control the function of your bodyÂ’s metabolism as well as function of many important organs, including your heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Making sure your thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is extremely important to your overall well-being. If your thyroid is overactive, it is releasing an excessive amount of thyroid hormone into your body. This affects approximately one percent of all Americans and affects women from ve to ten times more often than men. Signs and symptoms of an overactive thyroid include: Fast heart rate, nervousness, anxiety, trembling hands, weight loss despite eating the same amount or even more than usual, muscle weakness (especially of the upper arms and thighs), protruding and Â“staringÂ” of the eyes, accelerated loss of calcium from bones, which increases the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. To treat this illness patients may take antithyroid medications, undergo radioactive iodine treatments or have part or all of their thyroid surgically removed. If your thyroid is underactive, it produces less than the normal amount of thyroid hormones. The result is the Â“slowing downÂ” of many bodily functions. Studies indicate that as many as 10 percent of women and three percent of men have an underactive thyroid. Signs and symptoms may include: Pervasive fatigue, drowsiness, forgetfulness, dry and brittle hair and nails, weight gain and uid retention and increased sensitivity to many medications. Hypothyroidism can be treated with a single daily pill of levothyroxine. Thyroid hormone acts very slowly in the body, so it may take several months of treatment to notice improvement in symptoms. Most cases of hypothyroidism are permanent and often progressive, so it is necessary to treat this condition for the rest of oneÂ’s life. Periodic monitoring of TSH levels and signs and symptoms are necessary because medication doses may have to be adjusted. Contact your health care provider if you think you have symptoms which could be caused by thyroid disorder. To diagnose thyroid problems your healthcare provider may order the following blood tests: Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) or Thyrotropin Test, Free T4 (thyroxine) and Free T3 (triiodothyronine) and TSI (thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin). Taking Care ColonelÂ’s reception Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, educates guests in his home on the traditions of a New YearÂ’s reception. The colonel welcomed the community into his home Sunday where they toured his residence, enjoyed fellowship and snacked on food catered by Kwajalein Range Services Dining Services. Reed explained that the New YearÂ’s reception tradition started in the days of the calvary in the West. (Photos by Nell Drumheller)
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007Thursday7All programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightToday Show The Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) Kim PossibleNFL Live/ NBA Fastb.Without A Tracemidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Movie: <:48>The Proud FamilyCollege GameNight 12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson C.S.I. True Grit Zack & CodyNFL RePlayPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Naturally Sadie Game #1 Tonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe DistrictThe UnitEverwood W/ Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.NFL RePlayLate Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah Winfrey24Movie:Even Stevens Game #2 David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Shrek Home ImprovementLate Late Show3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowThe Of ceMoeshaSportsCenter w/ Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.The King of QueensMovie: DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsB. Original S.W.A.T. TeletubbiesNFL LiveThe District5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribbean Workout Barney & FriendsNBA Fastbreak5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.MSNBC LiveTodayCreative Juice Sesame StreetNFL RePlayUFC Unleashed6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue Game #16:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsThe EntertainersBear in the Big BlueInside the UFC7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.UnwrappedBlueÂ’s CluesNFL RePlay7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsBehind the ScenesDora the Explorer Game #2 The Final Score8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Food 911E.T.Go, Diego, Go!Headline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: Connie the CowThe Hot ListGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Lackawanna Blues Miss SpiderÂ’s...The Hot List America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Situation RoomDr. PhilAlly McBealFranklinAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Movie: <:49>Reading RainbowPTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ Multiplicity Miss SpiderÂ’s...SportsCenterLate Night with11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 Connie the Cow Conan OÂ’Brien11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!ESPNews PregameAmerican Idolnoon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyFriendsDora the Explorer12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:BlueÂ’s CluesNHL All-Star GameC.S.I.1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You What Lies Beneath Bear in the Big Blue 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sesame Street Men in Trees2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsFantasy CampMovie: <:15>Funniest VideosAccess Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.I Spy Funniest Animals Judge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyBonesPokemonESPNews PregameThe Cosby Show4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh!SportsCenterMad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneExtreme MakeoverTrue HollywoodSpongeBobEmeril Live5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Story Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldChild Star Conf.Kim PossibleNFL LiveNCAA Basketball6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T. The Proud FamilyNBA Fastbreak Minnesota6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowAll of UsAmerican IdolMovie:UnfabulousSportsCenter at7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Eve Spanglish Zoey 101 Michigan State7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c Report1 vs. 100C.S.I. Gilmore Girls ESPNewsWheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Australian OpenJeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportWithout a TraceMen in TreesMovie: <:26>Even Stevens Tennis The Daily Show9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline U-Turn Home ImprovementColbert Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball withHeadline NewsHates Chris Moesha The Of ce 10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens Degrassi Two & a Half Men 10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: <:15>7th HeavenSportsCenterHouse11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Leaving Las Vegas11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8FridayAll programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.)Kim PossibleBest Damn SportsC.S.I. Miamimidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Leaving Las Vegas The Proud Family Show Period12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig Ferguson American IdolMovie: UnfabulousNHL All-Star GamePaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Risky Business Zoey 101 Tonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe District C.S.I. Gilmore Girls with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Movie: <:45> Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyMen in Trees Spanglish Even Stevens David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m. Home Improvement Late Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowHates ChrisMoeshaSportsCenter Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of Queens DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsB. OriginalMovie: <:11>TeletubbiesBest Damn SportsThe District5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribbean Workout U-Turn Barney & Friends Show Period5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.MSNBC LiveTodayCreative JuiceSesame StreetNHL All-Star GamePunkÂ’d6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue Pimp My Ride6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsTrue HollywoodBear in the Big Blue Hates Chris7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped Story BlueÂ’s Clues King of Queens7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsChild Strar Conf.Dora the ExplorerThe Final Score8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Tasty TravelsE.T.Go, Diego, Go!Australian OpenHeadline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: The Wiggles Tennis Good Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Guilty As Sin Higglytown Heroes America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Situation RoomDr. Phil ShowAlly McBeal Franklin 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Reading Rainbow10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/Movie: Higglytown HeroesSportsCenterLate Night with11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 Desk Set The Wiggles Conan OÂ’Brien11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!PTIAmerican Idolnoon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyFriendsDora the ExplorerNBA Action12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie: BlueÂ’s CluesNBAThe Bachelor Rome 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Waiting To Bear in the Big Blue Mavericks 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Exhale Sesame Street at Law & Order2 p.m. 2:30 p.m.Bulls2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDesign on a DimeMovie: <:11>Funniest VideosAccess Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Style Star Platoon Funniest AnimalsNBAJudge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyBones Pokemon Nets The Cosby Show4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh! at Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneExtreme MakeoverThe DirectorsSpongeBob Clippers Emeril Live5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Cameron Crowe Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldEbert & RoeperKim PossibleInside the NBASportsCenter6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T.The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowThe Of ce/ (:25) 2 & a Half Men American IdolMovie:ThatÂ’s So RavenSportsCenterBones7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Window on the Atoll (7:50) Bruce Almighty Phil of the Future7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportHouseVer onica Mars ESPNewsWheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis SmileyMovie: <:43>Australian OpenJeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportC.S.I. MiamiThe Bachelor Shakespeare In Even Stevens Tennis The Daily Show9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline Rome Love Home ImprovementColbert Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline News Hates ChrisMoeshaDeal or No Deal10 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 HeavenSportsCenter1 vs. 10011 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report 13 Days11:30 p.m.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 9All programming is subject to change without noticeSaturday TimeChannel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) Kim PossibleNFL LiveThe Biggest Losermidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien 13 Days The Proud FamilyCollege GameNight12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig FergusonAmerican IdolMovie: <:20>ThatÂ’s So RavenInside the NFLPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy BreakinÂ’ All Phil of the Future Tonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe District The Rules Veronica Mars NCAA Basketball with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.UCLA Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyThe BachelorMovie:Even Stevens at David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Rome Bruce Almighty Home Improvement Cal Late Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowHates ChrisMoeshaSportsCenter Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of QueensMovie: <:43>DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsB. Original Shakespeare In TeletubbiesNFL LiveThe District5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribben Workout Love Barney & FriendsCollege GameNight5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.MSNBC LiveTodayCreative JuiceSesame StreetInside the NFLWorld Series6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue of Poker6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsThe DirectorsBear in the Big BlueESPNews 7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped Cameron Crowe BlueÂ’s Clues7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperDora the ExplorerAustralian OpenGood Morning8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Easy EntertainigE.T.Go, Diego, Go! TennisAmerica 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: The Wonder Pets9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Angel Rodriquez Little Einsteins 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Situation RoomDr. Phil ShowAlly McBealThree Caballeros Extreme Homes10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Movie: <:41> Designed to Sell10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ The Apartment SportsCenterGroundbreakers11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 ScoutÂ’s SafariBorn American11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsWindow on the AtollBlind DateScoutÂ’s SafariPTINHLnoon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving Single Crocodile HunterFriday Night Fights Sabres12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie: Reid at1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You What Dreams Funniest Videos vs. Blue Jackets1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live May Come Funniest Animals Gutierrez2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Davy Crockett & ESPNews2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDecorating Cents Movie: <:08> the River Pirates NFL Live Navy/Marine Corps 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.The Look for Less Before Sunrise ESPNews Mail Call3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyBonesPokemon NBA Access Hollywood4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh! Bobcats Weekend4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneExtreme MakeoverInside the ActorÂ’s...SpongeBob at Extreme Makeover:5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Producers Cast Fairly Oddparents Lakers Home Edition5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldMovies 101Kim PossibleCollege GameNight6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T.The Proud FamilySportsCenter6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowDeal or No DealAmericaÂ’s MostMovie:Fairly OddparentsThe 44007 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Wanted The Matrix: Grim Adventures7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Headline News1 vs 100Invasion Reloaded ArchieÂ’s Weird...ESPNewsRockstar: INXS8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Hannah MontanaNBAThe Simpsons8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportThe Biggest LoserGreyÂ’s Anatomy Movie: <:09>Hannah Montana Cavaliers Headline News9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline After the Sunset Taina at Navy/Marine Corps 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline News Hates ChrisMade! 76ers Deal or No Deal10 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 HeavenSportsCenterECW Wrestling11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Lethal Weapon 311:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED KRS 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. 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. FOOD SERVICE WORKER, Caf Roi, HR Req. K031403. Enniburr residents apply to Caf Roi manager. MECHANIC I, Kwajalein Automotive, HR Req. K030331. MECHANIC II, Automotive Services, HR Req. K031139. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT I, HR Req. K031162. PAINTER II, Roi Paint Shop, full time, HR Req. K031390. Enniburr residents apply to Floyd Corder. 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. 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. CARPENTER LEAD, HR Req. 031214. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031437. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031683. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III, two positions, HR Req. 031029 and 031565. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031617. CONTRACTS MANAGER, HR Req. 031164. CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031525. DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, two positions, HR Req. 031100 and 031170. DESKTOP ANALYST II, HR Req. 031759. DISPATCHER II, aircraft, HR Req. 030988. ELECTRICIAN II, two positions, HR Req. 031116 and 031224. ELECTRICIAN III, HR Req. 031210. 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, two positions, HR Reqs. 031189 and 031729. FIELD ENGINEER II, eight positions, HR Reqs. 031315, 031157, 031373, 031511, 031559, 031148, 031725 and 031753. FIELD ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur, HR Req. 030741. FIELD ENGINEER II, TRADEX, HR Req. 031245 (RoiNamur). FIREFIGHTER, four positions, HR Reqs. 031054, 031056, 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 III, three positions, HR Reqs. 031493, 031665 and 031723. HAZMAT SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031108. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, HR Req. 030871. MATERIAL HANDLER II, HR 031621. MECHANIC III, four positions, HR Reqs. 031000, 031102, 031208 and 031228. MECHANIC IV, HR Req. 030966. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT III, four positions, HR Reqs. 030376, 030862, 030912 and 030506. MISSION SUPPORT COORDINATOR, HR Req. 031232. 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. POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN II, Roi power plant, HR Req. 031220. PROGRAMMER, HR Req. 031067. PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031745. QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031230. 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. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington, HR Req. 031175. SOFTWARE ENGINEER IV, two positions, HR Reqs. 031677 and 031751. SYSTEMS ENGINEER III. Two positions, HR Reqs. 031481 and 031483. SYSTEMS ENGINEER IV, two positions, HR. Reqs. 031555 and 031749. TECHNICAL LIBRARIAN, HR Req. 031176. TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 030965. TRAINING COORDINATOR II, HR 031663. WAREHOUSE PROJECT SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031222. 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. YOUTH SPORTS DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031741. AMERICAN LEGION BARTENDER, part time. Two positions. To apply, email Amanda Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org .mil, or call 54440, 5-10 p.m., weekends. AIRSCAN PACIFIC SUPPLY TECHNICIAN. Responsible for aircraft parts processing and tracking including inventory, hazmat regulations, shipping/receiving, and inspections. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and KEAMS required. Must be able to complete the FAA Suspected Unapproved Parts training. E-mail application and resum to email@example.com or deliver to Building 902. LOSTLADIESÂ’ straw hat with lime green brim. Call Jan, 52602. FOUNDDISHES, after father/daughter dance. Call Shaunna, 52400. WANTEDADULT TRICYCLE to borrow or buy for visiting grandmother, Feb.14-March 7. Call Jennifer, 52312. FOR SALE2004 CANNONDALE Ironman 800 triathlon bike, 60 cm, great condition, jet black, $1,300. Additional accessories are also available. Call Brent, 53008. Small Arms Range will be in operation, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Friday. Observe the hazard area between the posted red ags.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program needs volunteers for the 2006 USAKA tax season. Individuals interested in learning a new skill and assisting the USAKA community in ling their tax returns, or who have been VITA volunteers in the past and would like to serve again, should e-mail: Cindy.VanRassen@smdc.army.mil or Nelda.Reynolds @smdc.army.mil for more information.11CindyAlexander 7 p m t o n i g h t a t t h e R o i 7 p.m., tonight, at the Roi O u t r i g g e r Outrigger 6 : 3 0 p m T h u r s d a y o n E m o n 6:30 p.m., Thursday, on Emon B e a c h Beach A l e x a n d e r i s a r e c e n t w i n n e r o f Alexander is a recent winner of N B C Â’ s NBCÂ’s S t a r T o m o r r o w Star Tomorrow T h e M a r s h a l l e s e C u l t u r a l The Marshallese Cultural C e n t e r h a s n e w h o u r s Center has new hours. 9 a m 1 2 : 3 0 p m a n d 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1 : 3 0 5 p m M o n d a y 1:30-5 p.m., Monday t h r o u g h F r i d a y through Friday. H a n d i c r a f t d e m o n s t r a t i o n s Handicraft demonstrations a r e g i v e n 3 5 p m e v e r y are given 3-5 p.m., every M o n d a y Monday. 7 1 1 p m S u n d a y 7-11 p.m., Sunday, a t t h e Y u k C l u b at the Yuk Club. B r i n g y o u r f a v o r i t e c o w b o y Bring your favorite cowboy o r c o w g i r l f o r a b o o t s c o o t i n Â’ or cowgirl for a boot scootinÂ’ g o o d t i m e good time. American Forces Entertainment presentsSONY Triton Vega TV, 27-inch, like new, $400; treadmill with weights, $200; DVD/VCR combo, $100; microwave, $50; 26-inch menÂ’s four-speed bike, $75 and Sun four-speed womenÂ’s bike, $75. Call 51006, extension 400. LA-Z-BOY sofa and chair with ottoman, hunter green, both in great condition, $1,300. Call 50876. LA-Z-BOY sectional sofa, light tan, very clean, ts in BQ room, $1,200. Call 53040 or 59314, after 4 p.m. PLANTS. See at Quarters 203-A. Call 52459 for an apointment or stop by when signs are out. HOBIE CAT, 16-foot, in launch area, blue hulls, new shrouds and trapeze wire set, $600 or best offer. Call Randy, 53643. BOAT HOUSE and cover on Lot 52, located on the northwest corner of the round house next to bathroom and telephone, shack and cover are constructed of wood and have metal roo ng, cover has a full concrete slab, must sell, rst $2,000 takes it. Call 51019 or 58109, after 5 p.m. CUSTOM BLINDS for refurbished old housing, $45 each; custom-made corner storage cabinet with bookshelf, $50; concrete cylinders, 25 cents each. large wooden decks, $400 and microwave oven, $50. Call 52446 or pager at 53243, pager number 712. ACHILLES in atable boat, 17-foot, needs new bottom, $500 or best offer. Call 51427 and leave a message. LITTERMAID automatic scoop litterbox, $50; wallmount bathroom cabinet, $20; vacuum, $20; complete Star Trek movie collection, $65 and Angel TV series (seasons 1-4) $40. Call 52853. LOW RIDER Sun four-speed bike, like new, with basket, $350 rm. Call 53217. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE NEXT George Seitz Elementary School PTO meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., tonight, in the music room. Parents, come see what fun events the PTO has coming up next. KWAJALEIN ATOLL international Sport Fishing Club will meet at 7 p.m., tonight, at the Paci c Club. Details regarding the upcoming Wahoo-Mahi Bonanza Fishing Tournament will be discussed. News members always welcome. FIFTH GRADE beginning band concert will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the high school multi-purpose room. THE WOMEN of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, in the VetsÂ’ Hall. All women are invited to attend. The American Legion Auxiliary is a patriotic organization that supports veterans and their causes. Questions? Call Amy, 52681. MANDATORY ISLAND orientation is 1 p.m., Jan. 31, in Community Activities Center Room 6. It is required for all new island arrivals. It is not recommended for family members under 10. Questions? Call 51134. THE NEXT BQ trash-to-treasure yard sale will be Feb. 5. There will be a small charge to cover the costs of delivery, setup and teardown. Tents will be provided. To register for a table and chair, call Sue, 53593. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY notice. Windows XP upgrade notice for home users. If you want to install Service Pack 2 on your Windows XP personal computer and donÂ’t want to wait for it to download over your dialup Internet connection, there is a second option. Microsoft will send you a CD with Service Pack 2 for Window XP for free with a nominal shipping charge. The web site address for this is http://www.microsoft.com/ windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/ default.mspx A third option is to drop in on your local computer store and pick up a free copy on your next trip to the states. THE GIRL SCOUTS of Kwajalein are accepting donations of old childrenÂ’s books for grades K-4, VHS tapes of childrenÂ’s shows and childrenÂ’s magazines for their annual thinking day project. All items collected will be donated to children on Ebeye. Call Tamara Ward, 51621, or 51403 for pickup.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Weather courtesy of Tonight: Variably cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Winds: NE at 14-20 knots. Thursday: Variably sunny with slight chance of showers. Winds: NE at 14-20 knots.Friday: Passing clouds with slight chance of showers. Winds: NE at 12-18 knots. Saturday: Variably sunny with slight chance of showers. Winds: NE at 14-20 knots. Annual rain total: 0.55 inches Annual deviation: -3.25 inchesFor updated forecasts, call 54700 or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun Â Moon Â Tides Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tideThurs 7:10 a.m./6:54 p.m. 11:44 a.m. 8:21 a.m., 3.6Â’ 2:05 a.m., 0.1Â’ 8:27 p.m., 3.3Â’ 2:25 p.m., 0.5Â’ Fri 7:10 a.m./6:54 p.m. 12:30 p.m./12:54 a.m. 9:17 a.m., 3.3Â’ 2:46 a.m., 0.3Â’ 9:22 p.m., 2.7Â’ 3:34 p.m., 1.0Â’ Sat 7:10 a.m./6:54 p.m. 1:20 p.m./1:20 a.m. 5:07 a.m., 3.7Â’ 10:47 a.m., 0.6Â’ 5:18 p.m., 5.1Â’ 11:44 p.m., 0.9Â’RTS WeatherPEACE, from Page 2 crippling the worldÂ’s oil supply. Islamic jihadists come by the thousands from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and other African Muslim countries to join whichever side they choose. (5) The United States, in a desperate effort to keep the Persian Gulf open, responds with missile and carrier air strikes against the Iranian navy, missile launchers, military bases, suspected nuclear sites and Tehran. Iran in turn attacks and sinks American ships in the Gulf and hits American bases in Iraq with missiles There is no turning back now. America is in a war with a huge country that has a population of 75 million people. (6) Russia, which has many economic ties to Iran and is a major supplier of arms to that country, decides to come in on the side of the Iranians in an effort to increase their in uence in that region and to thwart American interests. (7) China is becoming the most oil-thirsty country on the planet. A regional war in the Middle East gives them an opportunity to establish dominance in that oil-rich part of the world. They come in to keep the United States and Russia out of the Middle East. They want to become the absolute economic power in the world. The three major military powers are now drawn into war with each other. (8) Israel is fearful that the all out war will engulf them. They know that with a war raging there is nothing holding the Iranians back from attacking them. They hit Iran with air strikes and missiles. They are in turn hit with great damage. (9) Syria takes advantage of the con ict and invades Lebanon. They attack Israel from the north. (10) In the midst of it, somebody uses a nuclear weapon. (11) ??? A pretty frightening scenario huh? DonÂ’t think it could happen? Well, I hope youÂ’re right. But itÂ’s scary to think that it could and that the future of the world may depend on the ability of strange, unpredictable and violent people who have hated each other for 1,400 years to eventually get along and build a country. WouldnÂ’t it be great if starting a peace was as easy as starting a war? Paint shop opensThe Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Paint and Prep Shop Tuesday culminated two years of work by the San Juan Construction Company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 20,000 square foot facility will be used to provide preventative maintenance on KwajaleinÂ’s vehicle eet. The construction project was accident free. (Photo by Marty Olson)