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The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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yp L t j g T r o y L a w s o n l e f t s t a n d s b y a s C h i e f P e t t y O f c e r S c o t t G r a h a m a s s i s t s P e t t y Lt. j.g. Troy Lawson, left, stands by as Chief Petty Of cer Scott Graham assists Petty O f c e r B r i a n F i t z g e r a l d w i t h h i s d i v e g e a r T h e N a v y E O D d i v e r s a s s i s t e d K w a j a l e i n Of cer Brian Fitzgerald with his dive gear. The Navy EOD divers assisted Kwajalein E x p l o s i v e O r d n a n c e D i s p o s a l p e r s o n n e l l a s t w e e k F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel last week. For more, see Page 4. ( P h o t o b y J i m W a l t e r s ) (Photo by Jim Walters) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 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: 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 ............................................JJ Klein Distribution..................................C.J. Kemem2See UPDATE, Page 12To 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, will be edited for space. Limit one letter every 30 days. Send your letter to: The Hour glass, P.O. Box 23, Local; or hourglass @kls.usaka.smdc.army.mil. Editorial Commander updates community on transformation USAKA Person of the Week Karen Brady For a such a slight person, Karen Brady has a huge heart. When no one else is willing to step up and volunteer with various community events, like arranging a farewell for Cardale Tademy or coming on board with the PTO, Brady’s attitude is, “Ok, I’ll do it.” Her big heartedness goes beyond her family (who always come rst) to include our Marshallese friends and the Kwajalein community. Brady can often be found collecting clothes to donate to needy children, or taking up a collection, mostly supplemented by her own bank account, to raise the tuition necessary to keep a Ri-Katak student in school through the end of the school year. As a substitute teacher at the elementary school Karen will always go in, sometimes with only ten minutes notice or less. If you need help with a project or event, she will rearrange her schedule to be available. You can always count on Brady. To the Sunrise Bakery manager and delivery driver for returning a wallet to the rightful owner. I realize that it has been about 45 days since I last placed an article in my column, but time does move when you’re having fun. Let me take this moment to address some questions that are commonly asked by members of the community: Q. What is the status of the Army, Air Force Exchange Services coming to Kwajalein? A My staff and I took a trip to Guam last month to see what AAFES will offer us on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. I was told that their facilities would be a good example of what our facilities would be if their pro forma is approved. I have reviewed their pro forma which tells me what they can legally do and, most important to me, the price of providing the products to you, the customers. This week, I briefed the director of Research, Development, and Acquisition and the director of Technical Center on what was presented on the pro forma. They approved the general concept. I plan on having my legal advisor and contracting of cer review the pro forma this upcoming week to ensure it meets all legal and contractual stipulations. I will then brief the commanding general in late April or early May. I am planning to provide the results of the brie ng and the decision of the CG at my next Kwaj town hall meeting in May. Q. What is going on with transformation, and are we going to lose our jobs? A. I am faced with a declining budget that will continue until 2013. The U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll will have to learn to guard its resources and become wiser and more ef cient if it is going to remain relevant with the big Army. Initially, you might have heard rumors of massive lay offs. This is far from the truth. The truth is we are starting to plan what USAKA/RTS will look like in the future so we can keep this island running by increasing our capabilities and our customer base. Let me assure you that no plans have been approved

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, April 4, 2007 3Joint committee meeting on Ebeye addresses shared goals, values, challenges, successes Working together By Nell DrumhellerEditorThe Republic of the Marshall Islands, United States of America annual joint committee meeting was held on Ebeye on Friday. The meeting is mandated by the Compact of Free Association Agreement between the two countries. Attending the meeting were Gerald Zackios, minister of foreign affairs for the RMI; Clyde Bishop, U.S. ambassador to the RMI; Kwajalein Atoll Senators Iroij Michael Kabua, Jeban Riklon and Tony deBrum; Col. Guy Yeager, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Paci c Command, South Asia and Oceania policy division chief; Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander; Christopher Loeak, Iroij and Ailinglaplap Atoll senator; Helen Reed-Rowe, deputy chief of mission, U.S. Embassy, Majuro; Johnny Lemari, mayor, Ebeye; John Fairlamb, political-military advisor, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense command; Casten Nemra, chief secretary for the RMI delegation; Capt. Dana Ware, U.S. Coast Guard; Ataji Balos, deputy chief secretary for the RMI delegation; Lt. Col. Ed Toy, U.S. Army Paci c chief of operations; Noda Lojkar, RMI representative to USAKA; Tom Perham, SMDC Arlington command counsel; Bernard Adiniwin, under-secretary, U.S. Affairs; Lt. Col. Jennifer Hughes, Paci c Islands country director for USPACOM; Charles Paul, RMI rst secretary for health and education affairs; Lt. Col. Jeff Klein, USAKA Host Nation Activities director; Aeto Banto, city manager for Kwajalein Atoll government; Lt. Cmdr. Carla Vivar, U.S. Navy; Tony Aisea, a KALGOV representative and Lt. Cmdr. Nick Yamodis, U.S. Navy. “Let us not forget the line from the movie, The Fast and the Furious ,” Lemari said at the beginning of the meeting. “We need action fast, or otherwise we will be furious.” He added, “Let’s all work together to nd solutions to our problems.” And so the annual JCM began. This was the rst time the JCM was held on Ebeye. Leaders from both sides agreed of the importance in holding the meeting on Ebeye. “The JCM is an important meeting,” Bishop said. “We can discuss our shared goals and challenges. We [the United States] are committed to defending the Marshall Islands as if it were a part of the United States,” the ambassador continued. He added that the U.S. workers in the RMI pay more than $6 million in tax bene ts each year. “I feel the connection between us is truly important,” Reed said. “My word is my bond. Trust and mutual respect are important to me.” He reminded the delegations of what he called, ‘good news stories.’ “We worked on the school that was in total disrepair on Enniburr. It is now repaired. Let us not forget the success stories. We will continue to work together. I think it is for mankind, not just one nation.” Fairlamb spoke on the ber optics project coming to Kwajalein. “We’re now poised to go forward and nish it up,” he said. The marine survey was completed under budget and on time. “We now have an agreed requisition strategy and really, no kidding, we are prepared to award a contract no later than August for laying the cable and assembling. The cable should be operational by February 09.” Zackios asked, “What if the land-use agreement issues have not been worked out by then? Will they cable process be delayed?” Fairlamb responded that the process will not be delayed. Bishop asked, “Does the RMI government see the ber optic project as important to the RMI? If the government decides this is a project they want to participate in, they need to keep the February 09 deadline in mind. If the RMI government doesn’t decide to participate until later, it may cost more for them.” Looking to the future, Reed said, “We are in the early stages of planning how USAKA will look in 2009. Congress approves my budget. It is declining. I don’t approve it.” He added that employment opportunities should remain intact; having layoffs is not the intent. “We want to enhance our capabilities.” He said he is working on the transition process through this summer. “Decisions should be made by the end of 2007 and announced in the summer of 2008.”The colonel added, “Fiber is an enabler. Customers have said they will come back [to the Kwajalein Range] when we have cable. We are clearly looking at 2016 and beyond. We envision growth in the range.”Klein added, “I think there’s an opportunity in this transition for local businesses. I think there’s a bright future ahead.” Reed continued, “He’s talking about subcontractors. One of the questions we should ask is: Can we get a trade school to help with technical training?” Zackios responded with enthusiasm, “I’m glad you mentioned that, as we are rethinking our education system.” Representatives from both countries spoke candidly about issues. Other subjects discussed included humanitarian assistance, the drought, U.S. Coast Guard activities, Homeland Defense and military enlistment for citizens of the Marshall Islands. Recommendations were made for more research before the next meeting, tentatively scheduled for March 2008. "We worked on the school that was in total disrepair on Enniburr. It is now repaired. Let us not forget the success stories. We will continue to work together. I think it is for mankind, not just one nation." — Col. Stevenson Reed, commander, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from losive ordnance disposal team from Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from Navy explosive ordnance disposal team Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from Navy explosive ordnance disposal team from G u a m d e s t r o y s u n d e r w a t e r f i v e i n c h r o u n d s Guam destroys underwater five-inch rounds (Photos by Jim Walters) By Nell DrumhellerEditorThe Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has been busy lately. It has been called out to deal with unexploded ordnance and suspect packages three times in as many weeks. The week before last they took a batch of UXO to Illegini for scheduled disposal. That ended in a bang. Last week, along with a U.S. Navy EOD Detachment from Guam, they destroyed ve ve-inch rounds in the lagoon near Enniburr Island and Sunday they suited up one more time when a suspicious-looking package was spotted near the Dock Security Checkpoint on Kwajalein. But, according to Will Durning, EOD technician, it’s all in a week’s work. “We conduct community outreach and education classes periodically,” Durning explained. Education is a key to spotting the unusual, especially in an area that is littered with UXO left over from World War II. “Every new employee receives the initial training during New Hire Orientation.” But it’s not just adults who should be on the lookout for trouble. “Within the next month we in EOD will be conducting UXO awareness classes in the high school and elementary schools.” Youth spotted the rounds in the water off of Enniburr and reported them to a Roi-Namur police of cer. “Whenever we are responding to the outer islands, we try to conduct an impromptu class warning of the dangers of UXO and who to report UXO to. We have handouts in Marshallese and English that we distribute as well.” Because those rounds were underwater, local EOD technicians needed assistance in destroying them. “There are contractual limitations placed on underwater demolitions, namely the liability to the company for KRS EOD to perform underwater demolitions. We are not commercially licensed divers, and the commercially licensed divers we do have are not EOD trained and quali ed,” Durning explained.So the Kwaj bomb busters called in help from the Navy. “What they are, are EOD technicians that have specialized additionally in dive operations and the Travis McDiffett, bottom left, Will Durning, top left, Lt. j.g. Troy Lawson and Chief Petty Of cer Scott Graham get equipment ready to dive on unexploded ordnance off of Enniburr.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, April 4, 2007 5 Troy Lawson and Petty Of cer Brian Fitzgerald are Navy divers from Guam. destroy unexploded ordnance off the coast of Enniburr. conducting of EOD procedures underwater,” he said. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll requested their expertise to destroy underwater ordnance. The Navy was ready and willing to help. “If there are U.S. Navy EOD assets available and the requesting agency has the appropriate funding for their utilization, The Navy EOD divers can be on-site in as little as 72 hours for routine-emergencies.” The team that came out were The U.S. Navy EOD Detachment Marianas, a part of U.S. Navy EOD Mobile Unit 5, based in Guam.While most people were taking it easy on Sunday, the EOD team and members of the Kwajalein Fire and Police Departments were ensuring the island was safe. “Sunday was an incident that was composed of a suspicious package that warranted our ‘energetic’ attention,” Durning said. Suspicious packages and the like are reported approximately once a month. “It all depends on how aware of suspicious packages the public and of cial personnel are,” Durning said of the report. “This heightened awareness combined with increased inattentiveness of others in leaving bags in higher-pro le areas generally relates to a higher incidence of suspicious package responses.”The package turned out to be safe. But it’s this highlevel of diligence that keeps the community protected. “To the best of my knowledge, we have had zero UXO/ordnance injuries here at Kwajalein, and hope to keep it that way,” Durning said.“I personally would like to thank the community of Kwajalein for their patience and understanding if they are disrupted from the normally laid-back lifestyle by a suspicious package that warrants EOD’s attention,” Durning said. “I also would caution everyone about leaving bags and boxes unattended. USAKA is a U.S. Army base, and the United States of America is currently engaged with terrorist forces all over the world, thusly, every suspicion must be pursued as being potentially hazardous.” Anyone spotting an unattended or suspicious package should retreat from it and call KPD at 54000 on Kwajalein; 56000 on Roi-Namur and 911 on Meck.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Vehicles available for rent on Kwajalein, Roi-Namur Getting some wheels By Nell DrumhellerEditor E ven t h oug h Kwa j a l ei n an d R o i ar e k n o wn a s t he land of two wheelers now an d t h en h avin g ac cess to a l ar g er ve h ic l e i s helpful. The r e ar e Ce n t ra l M otor P oo l s on b ot h Kwa j a l ei n an d R o i-Nam u r w he r e veh i cles ar e avai l a ble for rent. I f y ou have a U.S. Arm y Kwa j a l ein Ato ll ve h ic le o perator ’ s l icense an d a f ew b uc k s, you can ge t some wheels. “Licenses are issued to persons who are employed on a regular or part-time basis to carry out their job-related duties,” Tolis Kageorgis, Kwajalein Range Services Transportation, said. This includes military, Department of Defense and contractor personnel. The hours of operation for Kwajalein are 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sundays, Mondays and holidays. “Due to the limited vehicle assets at the ROI CMP, scooters are not always available on the week days,” Kageorgis said. The weekend hours of operation for vehicle rentals on Roi are: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sundays, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Mondays and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on holidays. There are a variety of vehicles for rent at both locations, including step vans, pickup trucks, stake trucks and scooters, both electric and gas. Though there are two CMPs, some vehicles are assigned to organizations trough sub-pools. “Vehicles assigned to sub-pools can be rented through the Automotive CMP with the approval of the organization’s manager,” Kageorgis said. “The vehicle has to be brought to the CMP and the renter has to sign a rental agreement.” Vehicles can be rented for up to 2.5 hours during the work week and for up to 8 hours on weekends and holidays. “However, if the person needs to use the vehicles after the Electric scooters and other vehicles are available for rent (subject to availability) from the Central Motor Pools on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll driver's licenses are required to rent vehicles. (File photo) Type of vehicle Hourly Rate Daily Rate Step van Pickup Ranger Pickup Full Size Truck, Stake 3-5 ton Truck Stake 1 -3 Ton Scooter (electric cart) ALL served basis.There is no parking after 8 p.m. north of 6th Street. “It is ok [to park in front of a residence in the housing area] if you have a rental sign displayed on the vehicle,” Kageorgis said. “However, rentals are not allowed to be parked anywhere north of 6th Street after 8 p.m. and overnight in the residential area. The rental needs to come back to the Central Motor Pool.” If a renter has problems with their vehicle, they should call Automotive Production Control at 53568 or 51240 and CMP of ce 53341. Vehicle rentalsrental hours, the renter has to ll out a special transportation request and state the time frame needed.” Vehicles are only available for rent after all duty requirements are met. Reservations are accepted on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays only, according to Kageorgis. The rental reservation procedure is: a sign-up sheet will be provided inside at the dispatch counter at 6:30 a.m. Rentals will be given in order of sign-up based on availability. All reserved rentals must be picked up up by 9 a.m. or they will be released back into the rental pool. Rentals after 9 a.m. will be on a rst come rst $16 $96 $7 $42 $12 $72 $17 $135 $17 $102 $5 $30

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, April 4, 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 The Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (Continued)Kim PossibleMLB Law & Ordermidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Multiplicity The Proud Family Athletics 12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.CNN Newsroom with Craig Ferguson C.S.I.Movie: <:12>Zack & Cody at Paci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Cat People DarcyÂ’s Wild Life Mariners Tonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe DistrictThe Unit Everwood W/ Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m. Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.MSNBC LiveOprah Winfrey24Movie:Even StevensSportsCenter David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Deliver Us Home Improvement Late Late Show3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Dr. Phil ShowEve From Eva MoeshaNBA Fastbreak w/ Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.The King of QueensMovie: <:42> DegrassiNFL LiveJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.MSNBC LiveCBS Evening NewsBreathing Space Spider-Man TeletubbiesMLB WWE Raw!5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribbean Workout Barney & Friends Blue Jays 5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Fox News LiveTodayCreative Juice Sesame Street at6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue Tigers6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Studio B withGood EatsThe EntertainersBear in the Big Blue Viva La Bam7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith UnwrappedBlueÂ’s CluesMaking the Band7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.The Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsBehind the ScenesDora the ExplorerNFL LiveThe Final Score8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Food 911E.T.Go, Diego, Go!Jim RomeHeadline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewThat 70Â’s ShowMovie: Connie the CowAround the HornGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.That 70Â’s Show Tsunami, the Miss SpiderÂ’s...PTI America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.Around the ServicesDr. PhilOne Tree Hill Aftermath PeepSportsCenter10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:51> Reading Rainbow 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.ABC World NewsERE! News Live/ Midnight Run Miss SpiderNBAAmerican Idol11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.CBS Evening News Daily 10 Connie the Cow Bulls11:30 a.m. noonCountdown withAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go! at Ugly Bettynoon 12:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Judge JudyFriends Dora the Explorer Pistons12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:BlueÂ’s Clues Dr. Phil1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You Peggy Sue Got Bear in the Big Blue 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Married Sesame StreetNBALaw & Order2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:47> Kings2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.News Hour withPassionsFantasy Camp Good Morning, Funniest Videos at Access Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer ThatÂ’s Clever Vietnam Funniest Animals Nuggets Judge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Special Report withOprah WinfreyThe West Wing Pokemon The Cosby Show4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Brit Hume Yu-Gi-Oh!SportsCenterMad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Your World withWheel of FortuneHome ImprovementTrue HollywoodSpongeBobEmeril Live5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto JeopardyHome Improvement Story Fairly Oddparents 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowHeadline NewsSeinfeldCinema SecretsKim PossibleX-Play6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.ATS/Regional NewsKing of the HillE.T. The Proud FamilyESPNewsCheat6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportAll of UsAmerican IdolMovie:UnfabulousNBAThe Big Ten7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Tavis SmileyThe Bachelor: Seabiscuit Zoey 101 Kings7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Business Report The Of cer & Ugly Betty Gilmore Girls at Wheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Nightline a Gentleman Nuggets Jeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball with Law & OrderMen in Trees Even Stevens SportsCenter The Daily Show9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Movie: <:41>Home ImprovementColbert Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.OÂ’Reilly FactorHeadline NewsEve The Beach MoeshaTop Ten NFL The Of ce 10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowThe King of Queens Degrassi Draft Trades Two & a Half Men 10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Today W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: <11:41> 7th HeavenNFL Total AccessHouse11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Presumed Innocent 11:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 4, 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 TimemidnightTodayThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (Continued) Kim PossibleMLB C.S.I. midnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Presumed Innocent The Proud Family Mets12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.CNN Newsroom Craig Ferguson American Idol Unfabulous at Paci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Zoey 101 Cardinals Tonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe DistrictUgly Betty Movie: <:06> Gilmore Girls with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m. Seabiscuit Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.MSNBC LiveOprah WinfreyMen in Trees Even StevensSportsCenter David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m. Home Improvement Late Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Dr. Phil ShowEve MoeshaBaseball Tonight Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.The King of Queens Movie: <:47>Degrassi Judge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.MSNBC LiveCBS Evening NewsBreathing Space The Beach TeletubbiesPath to the DraftThe District5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribbean Workout Barney & FriendsESPNews5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Fox News LiveTodayCreative Juice Sesame Street2007 NFLOprah Winfrey6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue Schedule Release 6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Studio B withGood EatsE! EntertainmentBear in the Big Blue Dr. Phil7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Unwrapped Specials BlueÂ’s Clues 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.The Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsCinema SecretsDora the ExplorerPGA TourThe Final Score8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Tasty TravelsE.T.Go, Diego, Go!71st MastersHeadline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewThat 70Â’s ShowMovie: The Wiggles First Round Good Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.That 70Â’s Show Tsunami, the Higglytown Heroes America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.Around the ServicesDr. Phil ShowOne Tree Hill Aftermath Peep 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsMovie: <:47> Reading Rainbow 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.ABC World NewsERE! News Live/ The Silence of Higglytown HeroesNBAAmerican Idol11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.CBS Evening News Daily 10 the Lambs The Wiggles HeatMy Name is Earl11:30 a.m. noonCountdown withAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go! at AmericaÂ’s Top Modelnoon 12:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Judge JudyFriends Dora the Explorer Cavaliers12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie: BlueÂ’s Clues Lost1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You Soul Food Bear in the Big BlueNBA1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sesame Street Kings ER2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. at2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.News Hour withPassionsDesign on a DimeMovie: <:07>Funniest Videos Nuggets Access Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Style Star Dangerous Minds Funniest Animals Judge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Special Report withOprah WinfreyThe West Wing PokemonInside the NBAThe Cosby Show4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Brit Hume Yu-Gi-Oh! Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Your World withWheel of FortuneHome ImprovementThe DirectorsSpongeBobSportsCenterEmeril Live5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto JeopardyHome Improvement Scott Hicks Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowHeadline NewsSeinfeldEbert & RoeperKim Possible X-Play6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.ATS/Regional NewsKing of the HillE.T.The Proud FamilyCheat6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportThe Of ce/ (:25) 2 & a Half Men American IdolMovie:ThatÂ’s So Raven2007 NFLThe Big Ten7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Window on the Atoll (7:50) My Name is EarlIntolerable Cruelty Phil of the Future Schedule Release 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Business ReportHouseAmericaÂ’s Next Veronica Mars Wheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.NightlineTop ModelMovie: <:43> Jeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball with C.S.I. Lost House of Flying Even StevensBaseball TonightThe Daily Show9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Daggers Home Improvement Colbert Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.OÂ’Reilly FactorHeadline News Eve MoeshaSportsCenterDeal or No Deal10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowThe King of Queens Degrassi 10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Today W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: 7th HeavenBaseball TonightSurvivor: Fiji11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Frequency 11:30 p.m.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, April 4, 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 TimemidnightTodayThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (Continued)Kim PossiblePGA TourLas Vegasmidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Frequency The Proud Family71st Masters12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.CNN Newsroom Craig FergusonAmerican IdolMovie: <:13>ThatÂ’s So Raven First Round Paci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge JudyMy Name is EarlWho Am I? Phil of the FutureTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe DistrictAmericaÂ’s Next(Ngo Si Sui) Veronica Mars with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Top Model Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.MSNBC LiveOprah WinfreyLost Movie: Bugs Bunny SportsCenter David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m.Intolerable Cruelty Easter Special Late Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.Dr. Phil ShowEve MoeshaCollege HockeyCraig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.The King of Queens Movie: <:43>Degrassi NCAA Frozen Four Judge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.MSNBC LiveCBS Evening NewsBreathing Space House of Flying Teletubbies Maine vs. World Series of 5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribben Workout Daggers Barney & Friends Michigan State Poker5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.Fox News LiveTodayCreative Juice Sesame StreetCollege Hockey 6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue NCAA Frozen Four 6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Studio B withGood EatsThe DirectorsBear in the Big Blue North Dakota vs. Wild NÂ’ Out7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Unwrapped Scott Hicks BlueÂ’s Clues Boston College The King of Queens7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.The Situation RoomSesame Street30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperDora the ExplorerPGA TourGood Morning8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Easy EntertainigE.T.Go, Diego, Go!71st MastersAmerica 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewThat 70Â’s ShowMovie: The Wonder Pets First Round9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.That 70Â’s Show The Miracle Worker Little Einsteins 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.Around the ServicesDr. Phil ShowOne Tree Hill Movie: Extreme Homes10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Movie: <:43> Bratz Genie Magic Designed to Sell10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.ABC World NewsERE! News Live/ Wall Street ESPNewsGround Breakers11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.CBS Evening News Daily 10 Chalkzone Over Your Head11:30 a.m. noonCountdown withWindow on the AtollDeal or no DealChalkzoneNBAMLBnoon 12:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Judge Judy Chalkzone CavaliersTwins 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:Chalkzone at at1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Mad About You The French AmericaÂ’s Funniest Wizards White Sox 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightGeneral HospitalEmeril Live LieutenantÂ’s Funniest Videos 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Woman Movie: NBA 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.News Hour withPassionsDecorating Cents Movie: <:18> Zenon: Z3 Mavericks Navy/Marine Corps 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer The Look for Less Reality Bites at Mail Call 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.Special Report withOprah WinfreyThe West Wing Pokemon Nuggets American Chopper4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Brit Hume Yu-Gi-Oh! 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Your World withWheel of FortuneHome ImprovementInside the ActorÂ’s...SpongeBobSportsCenterAccess Hollywood5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto JeopardyHome Improvement Hugh Laurie Fairly Oddparents Weekend5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.World News NowHeadline NewsSeinfeldMovies 101Kim Possible Nanny 9116 p.m. 6:30 p.m.ATS/Regional NewsKing of the HillE.T.The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportDeal or No DealDancing With Movie:Fairly OddparentsNBAHouse7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley The Stars The HulkGrowing Up CreepieMavericks7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Business ReportSurvivor: Fiji ArchieÂ’s Mysteries at Rockstar: INXS8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Nightline NedÂ’s Declassi ed Nuggets The Simpsons8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Hardball with Las Vegas Movie: <:28>Drake & JoshSportsCenterHeadline News9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Chris Matthews GreyÂ’s Anatomy Waterboy Taina Navy/Marine Corps 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.OÂ’Reilly FactorHeadline News Made!Baseball TonightMonk10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Tonight ShowThe King of Queens 10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.Fox & Friends W/ Jay Leno The Daily Show Movie: <:12> 7th HeavenPGA Tour: 71stC.S.Y. NY11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.Weekend The Late ShowColbert ReportAce VenturaMasters, 2nd Round 11:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 4, 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. BEAUTICIAN, casual position, HR Req. K031351. BINGO CALLER, two casual positions, HR Reqs. K031423 and K031424. ELECTRICIAN I, Kwajalein Operations, full-time, HR Req. K031092. PAINTER II, Roi Paint Shop, full-time, HR Req. K031390. Enniburr residents apply to Floyd Corder. STOCK CLERK, Gimbel’s, casual, HR Req. K031339. Enniburr residents apply to Annemarie Jones, Gimbel’s manager. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, Education Department, HR. Req. K031285. TECHNICAL LIBRARIAN, Engineering and Planning Department, strong administrative assistant and librarian experience required, HR Req. K031385. TRAFFIC AGENT I, part-time, 20 hours per week, air eld operations, HR Req. K050005. KRS CONTRACT POSITIONS (A) accompanied (U) unaccompanied ACCOUNTANT I, HR. Req. 031276. ACCOUNTANT II, HR Req. 031254. AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN III, two positions, HR Reqs. 031162. AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN III, (U) HR Req. 031114. AIR-CONDITIONING LEAD TECHNICIAN, (U) HR Req. 031192. AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN IV, HR Req. 031154. ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, HR Req. 031184. AUTO BODY SHOP LEAD, (U) HR. Req. 030604. BEAUTICIAN, (U) HR Req. 031823. CALIBRATION TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031653. CAPTAIN, Fire Department, HR Req. 031060. CAPTAIN, 100T, (U) HR Reg. 031126. CAPTAIN, 1,600T, (A) HR Req. 031280. CARPENTER LEAD, HR Req. 031214. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031437. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031683. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III, three positions, HR Reqs. 031029, 031565 and 031803. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031617. CONTRACTS MANAGER, HR Req. 031164. CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, Richmond hire, HR Req. 031759. DESIGNER/PLANNER III, (U) HR Req. 031256. DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, two positions, (U) HR Req. 031170 and 031170. DESKTOP ANALYST II, two positions, HR Reqs. 031759 and 031769. ELECTRICIAN II, two positions, (U) HR Reqs. 031116 and 031224. ELECTRICIAN II, Kwaj Power Plant, (U) HR Req. 030876. ELECTRICIAN II, Roi Power Plant, (U) HR Req. 031224. ELECTRICIAN III, HR Req. 031210. ELECTRICIAN III, Roi Power Plant, two positions, HR Reqs. 031104 and 031210. ELECTRICIAN IV, generators, (U) HR Req. 031152. ELECTRICAN IV, (U) HR Req. 031248. ELECTRICIAN LEAD, Meck Island, (U) HR Req. 031040. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, two positions, HR Reqs. 031563 and 031719. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN II, four positions, HR Reqs. 030817, 031495, 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. FACILITIES ENGINEER IV, master scheduler, (U) HR Req. 031240. 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 (Roi-Namur). FIRE CHIEF, (A) HR Req. 031184. FIRE INSPECTOR, (U) HR Req. 031188. FIRE SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN III, two positions, (U) HR Reqs. 030972 and 031182. FIREFIGHTER, six positions, HR Reqs. 031054, 031056, 031124, 031142, 031096 and 031270. FIREFIGHTER/EMT, two positions, (U) HR Reqs. 031138 and 031140. FIREFIGHTER/EMT, Roi-Namur, (U) HR Req. 031278. HARDWARE ENGINEER, HR Req. 031687. HARDWARE ENGINEER III, three positions, HR Reqs. 031493, 031665 and 031723. HAZMAT SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031108. HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC III, two positions, (U) HR Reqs. 030376 and 030912. INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST, Huntsville, HR Req. 031264. LEAD WELDER, Metal Shop, (U) HR Req. 031198. LIQUID SYSTEMS MECHANIC I, (U) HR Req. 030430. LIQUID SYSTEMS MECHANIC III, (U) HR 031000. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, two positions, (U) HR Req. 030871 and 031250. MANAGER, ENGINEERING AND PLANNING, (A) HR Req. 031262. MATE, 1,600T, (U) HR 031066. MATERIAL HANDLER II, HR 031621. MECHANIC III, ve positions, HR Reqs. 031000, 031102, 031238, 031286 and 031228. MECHANIC III, generators, (U), HR Req. 031102. MECHANIC III, Kwaj Power Plant, (U) HR Req. 031260. MECHANIC III, Meck Power Plant, (U) HR Req. 031289. MECHANIC IV, HR Req. 030966. MECHANIC IV, Metal Shop, (U) HR Req. 031246. MECHANIC IV, Roi Power Plant, (U) HR Req. 030966. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT III, four positions, HR Reqs. 030376, 030862, 030912 and 030506. MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031775. MISSION SUPPORT COORDINATOR, HR Req. 031232. NETWORK ENGINEER II–MO, HR Req. 031227. OPERATIONS TEST DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031485. OPTICS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031595. PIPEFITTER/WELDER, Marine Department, (U) HR Req. 030986. PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER IV, HR Req. 031168. PORT ENGINEER, (A) HR Req. 031244. POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN II, Roi power plant, HR Req. 031220. PORT AGENT, HR Req. 031234. PROGRAMMER, HR Req. 031067. PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER III, (A) two positions, HR Reqs. 031252 and 031827. PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER IV, two positions, HR Reqs. 031781 and 031783. QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031230. RECREATION SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031773. REGISTERED NURSE, three positions, HR Reqs. 031635, 031637 and 031597. REPORTER, Kwajalein Hourglass HR Req. 031791. RF SAFETY SPECIALIST/FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031147. SERVER ADMINISTRATOR I, HR Req. 031631. SERVER ADMINISTRATOR II, HR Req. 031557. SMALL BOAT MARINA LEAD, HR Req. 031801. SHEETMETAL WORKER, Roi, (U) HR Req. 031064. SHEETMETAL WORKER, Metal Shop, (U) two positions, HR Reqs. 031202 and 030322. SHIPWRIGHT LEAD, (U) HR Req. 031214.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, April 4, 2007 11 SUPERVISOR BODY SHOP/LIGHT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE, (A) HR Req. 031196. SUPERVISOR KWAJALEIN HOUSING SUPPORT, HR Req. 031266. SUPERVISOR PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031785. SUPERVISOR SERVER ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031629. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington, HR Req. 031175. SOFTWARE ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031751. SYSTEMS ENGINEER III, three positions, HR Reqs. 031481, 031483 and 031799. SYSTEMS ENGINEER IV, three positions, HR. Reqs. 031555, 031797 and 031749. TEACHER, (A) HR Req. 031813 TEACHER, (U) HR Req. 031811 TECHNICAL WRITER III, HR Req. 031805. TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 030965. TIRE TECHNICIAN LEAD, (U) HR Req. 031126. TRAINING COORDINATOR II, HR 031663. WAREHOUSING MANAGER, HR Req. 031258. WAREHOUSE PROJECT SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031222. WATER PLANT OPERATOR III, HR Req. 031200. WELDER IV, Metal Shop, (U) HR Req. 030834. KWAJALEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT KPD anticipates an on-island contract vacancy for Police Records Clerk. Duties include processing military police documents, maintaining records/ databases, processing and preparing bar action les for review/action by USAKA and compiling/ maintaining reports. Must have strong skills and experience in Microsoft Of ce, Excel, Access, and Word. Call Sissy, 54427, by April 7. WANTEDDOUBLE-STOLLER/JOGGER to buy. Call 51668. LOST PINK CHAIR in a bag at Richardson Theater after Happy Feet Call 55176. LONG-SLEEVED light blue embroidered shirt at Emon Beach. Call 51038, 8:30-9:30 p.m. FOR SALEBOBIKE FRONT mounted childÂ’s bike seat, comes with mounting clips for two bikes, available April 11, $60; womenÂ’s Sun bike, single-speed, seven months old, very good condition, available April 11, $125; menÂ’s four-speed Sun bike, nine months old, very good condition, available April 11, $150; golf clubs and cart, $70. Call Kim, 54624. 2005 POLYCRAFT BOAT, 13-foot, seats four, with 30 horsepower electric starter, Yamaha outboard and a 1.5 horsepower kicker motor, many extras including full canopy, $5,000. Call 51161. BATTERY-OPERATED baby swing, $35; high chair, $15; princess pop-up tent, $47; 12-foot by 14-foot wooden deck, $125 or best offer; blue plastic outdoor tiles, $40; Hyper Mag indoor cycling trainer with Cyclops wheel stand, $50 and white, wooden loft bed with attached four-shelf bookcase, $150. Call 54210. SLEEP NUMBER twin beds with linens, $2,000; Skill variable speed drill with bit set, $85; Haier 32-inch diagonal widescreen LCD HD TV with picture-inpicture, $1,400; 5.1 wireless home theater with DVD player, 320-watt, $200; JVC boombox, $50; surge protector, $40; wall tapestry, $60 and cordless stick vacuum, $90. Call 59368. RUBBERMAID MEDICINE cabinet, $20; seasonal indoor/outdoor doormats, $5 each; CD holder, holds up to 120 CDs, $10; DVDs and CDs, $2-8; food storage rack, great for a BQ room, $10; Eureka canister vacuum with extra bags, $20; shoe rack, holds up to 15 pairs of shoes, $15 and picture frames, various sizes, $1-4. Call 54421, days, and 59801, after 5 p.m. BUNCO GAME in tin, new, still in shrink wrap, $20; two-piece navy suit, size 16, $40; CD tower, black, $20; Sony cassette player with radio, $25 and pink plastic ladiesÂ’ pocketbook, $20. Call 53627. PENN INTERNATIONAL two-speed 70VS reel with custom Hawaiian rod, used once, was grand prize in mahi/wahoo tournament, $700 and Penn Senator 12/0 reel with custom Hawaiian rod, six months old and in excellent condition, $350. Call 54216, and leave a message. HOBIE CAT, 16-foot, in launch area, blue hulls, new shrouds and trapeze wire set, $600 or best offer. Call Randy, 53643. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE BARGAIN BAZAAR will be closed until Sunday. KWAJ BINGO will be April 12 at the Yuk Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout at 52 numbers with a $650 jackpot. Windfall completion at 27 numbers with a $1,350 prize. The payouts will been raised. Identi cation required. Must be 21 to enter and play. A MULTI-CULTURAL art show featuring sassy artwork by Kwajalein junior/senior high school students will be held at 7 p.m., April 27, in the multi-purpose room. FOR A TRIAL basis Surfway delivery staff will be delivering to the BQÂ’s on the 2nd and 3rd oors. The trial period will end on May 25, after which a decision to continue this service will be made. Address your comments or concerns by email to Retail@smdck.sm dc.army.mil or by calling 53308. KINDERGARTEN AND rst grade concert will be at 7 p.m., April 19, in the multi-purpose room. Kindergartners will sing about fun experiences at school and rst graders will perform Hawaiian songs about counting, animals, the islands and the streets of Honolulu. REMINDER to potters, ceramicists and woodworkers. Materials and projects left for more than 60 days or untouched will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of. Questions? Call 51700. THE CONCRETE dip tanks at Emon Beach, the dive stairs on lagoon side and the Small Boat Marina are to be used for diving gear only. Do not rinse dishes or feet. RETAIL MERCHANDISING thanks customers who lled out the recent survey. Comments are valued and welcome. Congratulations to Bennie Kirk who won a $50 gift certi cate from MacyÂ’s. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Organization board members are needed for the 2007-2008 school year. Treasurer and president positions are open. Call Cathy Madore, 52427. Make a difference in a childÂ’s life! Serve on the PTO!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Weather courtesy of Tonight: Partly clear with scattered showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 8-13 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 8-13 knots.Friday: Partly sunny with showers likely. Winds: NE-E at 8-13 knots. Saturday: Mostly sunny with widely scattered showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 8-15 knots. Annual rain total: 5.60 inches Annual deviation: -7.83 inchesFor updated forecasts, call 54700 or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun  Moon  Tides Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tideThurs 6:44 a.m./6:59 p.m. 8:50 p.m./8:02 a.m. 5:22 a.m., 4.5’ 11:35 a.m., 0.5’ 5:33 p.m., 3.9’ 11:31 p.m., 0.4’ Fri 6:44 a.m./6:59 p.m. 9:39 p.m./8:44 a.m. 5:46 a.m., 4.4’ 12:01 a.m., 0.3’ 5:57 p.m., 3.5’ 11:53 p.m., 0.2’ Sat 6:44 a.m./6:59 p.m. 10:31 p.m./9:29 a.m. 6:11 a.m., 4.2’ 12:29 a.m., 0.0’ 6:22 p.m., 3.2’ RTS WeatherUPDATE, from Page 2 6 : 3 0 p m T h u r s d a y a t t h e I s l a n d M e m o r i a l C h a p e l A p r e s e n t a t i o n b y t h e P r o t e s t a n t 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Island Memorial Chapel. A presentation by the Protestant c o n g r e g a t i o n S p e c i a l m u s i c w o r s h i p a n d c o m m u n i o n congregation. Special music, worship and communion. A l l a r e w e l c o m e t o a t t e n d All are welcome to attend. T h e L i v i n g L a s t S u p p e r The Living Last Supper by me. I understand we must provide you the information so you can plan for the future, but I must also brief the leadership of Space and Missile Defense Command for approval. The current timeline for a brie ng and staff coordination is through May; the contract for ber optics will be signed in August; brie ng for approval through the SMDC chain of command is from August to October for the transformation plan. Brie ngs to the Kwaj and Roi-Namur communities will be March/April 2008. As you can see, we have a lot of work to do, and this plan is far from being completed. I asked Noda Lojkar to assist me in keeping our workforce and the leadership of Kwajalein Atoll informed on the status of transformation. My goal is to establish an all hands meeting for our workforce and provide them with quarterly reviews on the issue of transformation so they understand ground truth like this article. I understand the economics, political, and environmental concerns of each of you on this matter. I will do a better job communicating this event as we work toward the path ahead. USAKA/RTS is here for the long haul. Q. Why is Fiber Optics so important to Kwajalein? A. This topic was discussed last week at the Joint Committee Meeting by representatives from the U.S. Paci c Command, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the American Embassy. The ber optics cable is an enabler which will allow us to conduct distributed operations to places in the United States mainland. It is called the Kwajalein Cable System and will provide an opportunity to the Federated States of Micronesia and the RMI to reap the same bene ts of modern technology that the United States will receive, including medical and educational. It will increase the broadband connectivity and improve the latency on the island. In other words, this bandwidth and performance requirements will allow us to see and do things like we have in the United States. The ber optic system will enable us to better serve our customers, and will allow us to increase our customer base. The contract will be awarded in August, and we expect full capability 18 months after contract award. In closing, I think information should be shared. I will share in forums such as the town halls or scheduled meetings with the public; however, I would ask each of you to recognize that I will not discuss business in passing on the street, while conducting some type of recreation activity in places such as church or at a community event. This is a critical time, and I need the time to properly analyze what is the right for the community and brief changes with the leadership. Thanks for being patient, and I will provide you with updates in the near future. (Editor’s note: A Marshallese version of this editorial will run in Saturday’s paper.)