Group Title: Panama Canal spillway : el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights C.Z
Publication Date: March 18, 1988
Copyright Date: 1986
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subject: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Republic of Panama -- Canal Zone -- Balboa -- Balboa Heights
Coordinates: 8.95 x -79.566667 ( Place of Publication )
Language: Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body: Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note: "Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note: Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note: Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note: Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note: Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00087
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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PCC announces 20 projects

Twenty new contract projects have
been announced by the Panama Canal
Commission Engineering Division.
Copies of pertinent documents are
available in Room 343 of the Adminis-
tration Building in Balboa Heights.
Bids will open March 23 for project
CC-88-22, which consists of protection
for finger piers at the tug and miter gate
repair facility. The estimated price range
is from $250,000 to $500,000.
Project CC-88-44 is for the installa-
tion of security lighting at the Mira-
flores Bridge. The estimated price is less
than $25,000, and bids will open
March 24.

Installation of intrusion alarm sys-
tems in quarters falls under project CC-
88-50. The estimated price range is from
$100,000 to $250,000, and bids will open
March 25.
Project CC-88-30 is for painting
buildings and structures in the Canal
area. The estimated price range is from
$500,000 to $1,000,000, and offers
should be received by 11 a.m. March 28.
Bids will open about March 29 for
project CC-88-60, which consists of
constructing -two new concrete and
masonry equipment sheds and per-
forming related work at Miraflores and
(Continued on page 4)

Photo by Armando De Gracia
Administrator meets the press
Panama Canal Commission Administrator D. P. McAuliffe meets with more than
50 representatives from major international media to assure them that Panama
Canal operations continue without interruption and that vessels are being handled
safely and efficiently despite the current political unrest in Panama. In last week's
statement to the press, McAuliffe commended Commission employees for their
dedication to duty and their success in transiting a higher than normal number of
vessels this month. Also taking part in the conference were Chief Financial Officer
Richard O. Burgoon, left, and Economic Research and Market Development
Division Chief Richard Wainio.

Commission acquires new fire truck

The Panama Canal Commission
recently acquired a specialized fire truck
as part of a replacement program to
upgrade the Fire Division fleet. It was
purchased at a cost of $157,273 from
Emergency One Inc. of Ocala, Fla.
The new truck is the first of its kind at
the Commission. Unlike older models,
some of which have the capability to
pump up to 1,000 gallons of water per
minute (GPM), it pumps up to 1500
GPM and has the largest water pump
ever purchased by the agency. It is also
equipped with an internal 400-pound
extinguishing system, composed of two
independent units, each with a capacity
of 200 pounds. The system uses halon
gas, a halogen derivative. In addition, a
20,000-pound winch is provided, mainly
for rescue and extrication purposes.

The truck is also the first one that has
arrived practically totally equipped
with fire fighting tools and appliances.
In 1983, the Fire Division started
renovating its fleet with the acquisi-
tion of six specialized foam- and
water-pumping trucks. This replace-
ment program will continue until the
late 1990s. Future replacement vehi-
cles will have foam- and water-
pumping capabilities between 1500
and 2000 GPM for better structural
protection and for enhanced fire-
fighting capability at the locks.
The new truck will be assigned to
the Fort Clayton fire station because
of its strategic location. Fort Clayton
has the largest buildings in the Canal
area and is also close to the Pacific


Photo by Kevin Jenkins
New wheels!
Panama Canal Commission Fire Division personnel pose by the division's new
specialized fire truck. From left are Fire Lt. Wayne Johnson, firefighters Armando
Samuels and Antonio Phillips and fire truck operator Ricardo Snape.

New arrival Photo by Arthur Pollack
The "Lider" makes its first transit through the Panama Canal. Built by Houma
Fabricators, the $3.4 million tug arrived March 10.

How's the Canal doing?
The following statistics reflect Panama Canal operations and usage
for the month of February:
Average oceangoing transits--36.7 ships per day
Average ready backlog--27.1 ships
Average Canal waters time--31.4 hours
(including transit time)
Ships with beams over 80 feet--45 percent
Ships with beams over 100 feet -22.8 percent
In February, 1,065 oceangoing vessels transited the Panama Canal,
as opposed to 967 in February 1987. The tolls revenue for the month was
$28.3 million, compared with $25.8 million in February 1987.
Although lake levels are slightly below normal for this time of year,
Meteorological and Hydrographic Branch personnel point out that the
Canal's water-supply capacity has been enhanced by the channel-
deepening project. They therefore envision no water problems during the
remainder of the dry season and expect the rainy season to set in as
normal, sometime around May I.
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Canal society elections
The Panama Canal Society of
Florida is holding its annual elections
for the upcoming year, and ballots will
be provided in this month's issue of the
Canal Record. Only one name is listed
for president; however, Robert Stewart
has announced that he would like to be
considered as a "write-in" candidate.
Ballots must be returned in the envelope
enclosed in the issue.
Easter cantata
An Atlantic, interdenominational.
intercultural, community chorus will
present the Easter cantata, "Jesus Shall
Reign," at 7 p.m. on Palm Sunday,.
March 27, at the Loft Theater in Fort
Espinar, (formerly the Fort Gulick
Theater). The public is welcome and
admission is free. The group will
perform again on Easter Sunday,
April 3, at Trinity Methodist Church in
Colon at 3 p.m.
Chess for children
A chess course for children will be
offered from 10 a.m. to noon on
Saturday, from tomorrow through
April 30, at the 1985 Restaurant
located off Eusebio A. Morales Avenue
in El Cangrejo. The bilingual course, for
5- to 12-year-olds, will include an
introduction to computer chess. Space
is limited. Advanced registration or.
additional information may be ob-
tained by calling Julio Cordones at 63-
8571 or 63-8541.
Fashion show and
The Isthmian College Club will hold
its second annual fashion show and
dinner-dance on Friday, April 8, at
Fort Amador Officers' Club. A pay-as-
you-go bar will open at 6:30 p.m.,
followed by dinner at 7 and an evening
of entertainment and door prizes.
Proceeds will be used for the club's
scholarship program. For more infor-
mation or tickets, call Lourdes Bottin at

Coed softball picnic
The Atlantic coed softball league will
hold its annual end-of-the-season picnic
beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday,
March 19, at Holcomb Field in Gatun.
If necessary, a tournament play-off
game will be held at 10 a.m. The picnic is
free to all team members and their
families. For information, contact
Penny Caiamais at 43-5634.

Poetry book describes
West Indian experience
"Heritage," a collection of English
and Spanish poetry by Melvin Brown,
represents an attempt to document the
experience of West Indians and other
blacks living in the Republic of
Panama. The author, a fourth-genera-
tion descendant of West Indian im-
migrants, has been writing poetry for
some eight years, but this represents his
first published work.

His goals in preparing the book were
to use simple-to-understand language
that captured the flavor of black culture
and to focus on topics related to the
black experience in Panama. The book
also contains a few reflective poems on a
variety of other subjects in addition to
artwork by Horacio Boyce.

Deputy Panama Canal Commission
Administrator Fernando Manfredo Jr.
said he couldn't decide whether he
enjoyed the Spanish or English poems
more, because both had the same effect
of making the experiences real to the
reader. "These eight years with the
Canal have served to increase my
appreciation of the West Indian
contribution to the construction of this
extraordinary waterway and the con-
tribution their descendents have made
and continue to make in its operation
and maintenance."

"Heritage" is available for $3 at the
Balboa YMCA, University of Panama
library, Arrocha pharmacies, Libreria
Men6ndez in the Haitillo Building or
from the author (24-9394). Brown also
invites calls from those who have seen
the book and have ideas for future

"The Last Emperor"
The Chinese-Panamanian Cultural
Center will premiere the film "The Last
Emperor" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March
22, at Brasil and Espafia theaters. The
$15-tickets can be obtained at the center
Furniture sale
The Defense Reutilization and Mar-
keting Office in Panama will conduct a
sale from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday,
March 25, in Building 745, Corozal.
U.S. citizen employees of the Panama
Canal Commission will be admitted.
Cayuco race rally
The annual cayuco race pep rally will
be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow, March 19,
at Balboa Stadium. In this colorful
display of boats and crew members
entering the 1988 ocean-to-ocean ca-
yuco race, prizes are awarded for
cayucos and paddles with the best paint
jobs and for the best crew uniforms.
Cayuco race
spaghetti dinner
Gatun Yacht Club will hold its
annual cayuco race spaghetti dinner,
beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday,
March 25. Commodore Lew Stabler
will present the Gatun Yacht Club
rotating trophy to the crew that wins the
first stretch of the race. Tickets for the
dinner are $4 per person and may be
obtained from Molly Williford at 52-
5733, Llori Gibson at 56-6384 or Susan
Stabler at 43-5487.


Position Vacancy List
for Panama Canal Commission and other
U.S. government agency employees only

Permanent positions salaries*
Administrative services officer, NM-7/9 (Part-time
not to exceed 30 hours per week. Only PCC
employees will be considered. Knowledge of
personnel or employee/labor relations is re-
quired.) ...... . . . . . $8.97/$14.27
Clerk-typist, NM-3 . . . . . .. $4.55/$5.77
Crane operator, MG-I1 I(Swimming ability and shift
work required.) .. . . . . . $11.00/$12.82
Heavy mobile equipment mechanic. MG-10 . $10.56/$12.32
Hydrologist, NM-12 (Knowledge of Spanish and
swimming ability required.) (Only PCC employees
will be considered.) . . . . . .. $15.92/$20.69
Launch/linehandling operations clerk, NM-3/4
(Knowledge of Spanish and shift work required.) $4.55/$6.30
Line handler, MG-4 (Swimming ability and shift
work required.) (First forty hours.) . ... $4.06/$4.28
Mail clerk, NM-3 (Driver's license required.) . $4.55/$5.77
Management assistant. NM-5 (Required to work
rotating schedule.) . . . . . .. $5.31/$6.71
Pilot support clerk. NM-4 (Shift work required.) $4.98/$6.30
Secretary (Typing). NM-6 (Bilingual) .... . $8.07 S10.50
Supervisory hydrologist. NM-12 (Knowledge of
Spanish and swimming ability required.) (Only
PCC employees will be considered.) .... .$15.92/$20.69
Toolroom mechanic. M(-7 . . . .. S4.59 S4.90

.o- Va-

ca- can-
Unit lion cies

Admin. Svcs. P
Industrial A

Locks P
Industrial A

Engineering P

Canal Services P

Canal Services A/P
Admin. Services P


Engineering P I
Industrial A I

Photo by Arthur Pollack
Engineers Week
After signing a proclamation that the Panama Canal Commission will observe
Engineers Week from March 13 through 19, Deputy Administrator Fernando
Manfredo Jr. talks about planned activities with engineering society officials. From
left are Enrique B. Mdrquez, president-elect of the Panama Canal Society of
Professional Engineers; Manfredo; Tomds G. Duque, secretary-treasurer; Carlos
A. Rodgers, president; and Leonard Urback, representative to the National
Society of Professional Engineers.

. . 13.28/$17.26 Admin. Services P

Applications must be submitted to the Employment and Placement Branch. Building 366.
Ancon, or Building 7998, Margarita, on Form 443. Application for Transfer, no later-than seven
days from the date of this publication. Qualification standards may be reviewed at the Panama
Canal Commission Technical Resources Center. Further information may be obtained from the
Employment and Placement Branch, telephone 52-3583. 52-7996 or 46-7219.
The rates of pay reflect the minimum and maximum hourly base for the grades of positions
advertised. Employees selected will be placed in the appropriate step and wage base in accordance
with regulations.
The Panama Canal Commission is an equal opportunity employer.


Administrator. Panama Canal Commission Deputy Administrator
Director of Public Affairs Deputy Director of Public Affairs
Press Qfficer Editor
The SPII.I.WAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be reprinted without further permission by crediting
the PANAMA CANAl. SPILLWAY as the source. News items should arrive in the Press Office by noon, Thursday, the week
prior to publication. Only urgent, official material will be accepted after the deadline. Subscriptions for 52 issues are $6 regular mail,
$4 regular mail students and $19 airmail. Send check or money order payable to the Panama Canal Commission to the Office of
Public Affairs, APO Miami 34011-5000.

Friday, March 18, 1988

Bethel anniversary
The United Gospel Church will
celebrate the 26th anniversary of the
Bethel church in Paraiso at 7 tonight,
March 18. The Rev. Louis A. Sealy,
pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church,
will serve as the main speaker.

Book review
The Isthmian College Club has asked
Michael Baker to review Gore Vidal's
"The Creation" at 7:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 23, at the residence
of Arlene Owens in La Cresta.
Members and guests are invited. For
further information, call 52-5356.
Fish fry
The Panama Canal Tarpon Club will
hold a fish fry at 7 tonight, open to
members who have paid their dues and
to persons who have paid the registra-
tion fee for the Roy Rinehart Fishing
Tournament. Dues and registration fees
may be paid at the door. The
tournament began this month and will
run through the end of June.
New newspaper
The New Panama Tribune, a weekly
publication of local and international
news, is available for 25 cents at
newspaper stands, supermarkets, phar-
macies and hotels. It can also be
delivered at home for a subscription
cost of $20 annually, $10 for six months
or $5 for three months. For more
information, call 21-4276 or 25-3705.
On the Atlantic side, call 45-2197.

Temporary promotion
(Not to exceed 1 year)
Editor. NM-II (Bilingual) .

TIElulP AIAICAuIAll 1 0P IAvPaIgue.. .. .


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Cayuco race to feature 48 trophy boats

By Susan K. Stabler

A record number of trophy boats will
compete in the 35th annual Ocean-to-
Ocean Cayuco Race for Explorers,
which begins at 3 p.m. on Friday,
March 25, at the Panama Canal Yacht
Club and ends Sunday, March 27, at
the public boat ramp in Diablo.
There are 48 trophy boats, compared
with last year's 36, and seven brand new
ones-El Tuco, Sunami, Don't Look
Now, Four Most, Mi, Most, 100% and
High Anxiety. Two crews of Rovers,
the Panamanian counterpart of Ex-

plorers, will compete for the third year.
The trophy field includes 26 all-male, 16
all-female and 6 coed crews.
They will compete for first- through
fourth-place trophies, and rotating
team trophies will be awarded to the top
female and coed crews. This year for the
first time, crew members from the top
female and coed boats will also receive
individual plaques. Presentations will
be made at the awards ceremony at 6:30
p.m. on March 27 in the Curundu
Junior-High School Cafetorium. Ad-
mission is free.
Competing in larger-sized boats

called "piraguas" will be three coed and
one all-male "patch boat" crew. This
year's race is the first in which patch
boats must have more than four crew
members, with the exception of a
trophy boat that converts to patch
status during the race.
General Services Director R. D.
Morgan, who replaces Frank Robinson
as this year's race coordinator; expects
things to continue smoothly. "Although
nobody could ever fill Frank Robin-
son's cayuco, he fortunately left behind
a great group of people, who are the
ones who really make this thing work."

Lindley-Dominguez new deputy general counsel

Patricia Lindley-Dominguez has been
named deputy general counsel of the
Panama Canal Commission, succeed-
ing Jess K. Totten. who resigned

Lindley-Dominguez started working
with the Office of General Counsel as an
attorney in 1974 and became assistant
general counsel in 1983. Throughout
her term of employment in the office,
she has enjoyed her work immensely.
"All our assignments are fascinating,"
she says. "We have a variety of work
that would be hard to duplicate
anywhere else." She expects even more
challenge in her new position and says
her basic goal will be to maintain a high
standard in office legal practices,
continue giving sound advice to Com-
mission officials and to assist "in any
way we can" as legal matters arise that

impact on the operation of the
John L. Haines Jr., the general
counsel, selected Lindley-Dominguez
for the position because of her personal
qualifications and extensive experience
with the office. After receiving a
bachelor of arts degree in psychology
and sociology at Avila College, a
Catholic school in Kansas City, Mo.,
she obtained her Juris Doctor degree
from the University of Missouri School
of Law.
She was born in an Oklahoma town
called Sapulpa, but moved to Kansas
City at age 5, where she lived until
coming to Panama in August 1974. She
is married to Oscar Dominguez, who
works for the U.S. Army, and has two
adult children-a son, Kenton, who
lives in Texas and a daughter, Rafaella,
who resides in Virginia.



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Patricia Lindley-Dominguez


Marine Bureau ratings due soon; new form in use

The annual performance rating
period ends April 30 for Marine
Bureau employees. At that time,
supervisors will be using Form PR 1214
to assist in the evaluation process.
Performance appraisal interviews
will give both employees and super-
visors the opportunity to discuss
position requirements and how well
employees are doing. An employee can
prepare for this discussion by reviewing
the requirements of the position in
relation to performance and accom-
plishments during the rating period.
There is a block on the form for the
employee to acknowledge that the
discussion took place.
In addition to serving as a tool for
discussion, the form aids the supervisor
in arriving at an overall annual
performance rating. To ensure objective
ratings, the supervisor's appraisal is not
official until it is reviewed by the next
higher supervisor. The completed form
is filed in the employee's official

personnel folder for a period of three
The form, available in English and
Spanish, lists the following general
factors and provides space for com-
ments and examples:
S* Job knowledge. Understands pro-
cedures, techniques and instructions;
knows how to locate needed job
information; able to apply specialized
knowledge and skills.

Judgment. Reasons clearly and
objectively; analyzes information or
problem; defines the issues and weighs
alternatives; considers pertinent facts;
arrives at logical conclusions.

Work production. Works dili-
gently and industriously; is systematic in
the pursuit of a task; does the quantity
of work expected.

Dependability. Can be relied on to
accomplish assigned tasks; effectively

plans, organizes and coordinates work;
meets deadlines.
Quality of work. Work is accurate
and thorough. The end product meets
the purpose for which intended.

Initiative. Willing to take on
additional or new responsibilities;
proceeds to do what needs to be done
without being asked; originates ideas or
means for handling work.
Attitude. Shows positive approach
toward job assignments and supervisor;
displays a courteous and helpful
manner; works harmoniously with
others and promotes cooperation.

Adaptability. Adjusts to new or
changing situations; is flexible and
willing to change; accepts the decisions
of others; quickly learns new pro-

Other factors. To be used for
positions with significant safety respon-

sibilities or for aspects of the job not
covered by the other eight factors.
In addition to the general appraisal
factors, the following apply to super-
visory employees:
Planning. Demonstrates the ability
to plan and organize work; identifies
objectives and priorities; adjusts work
operations to meet changing require-
ments; analyzes problems and develops
Production. Motivates employees
to work toward established goals
individually and as unit; understands
and furthers management goals, in-
cluding those of the safety and health
Employee development. Affirma-
tively implements the principles of equal
opportunity; impartially recognizes the
developmental and training needs of
Other factors. Used for any
supervisory aspect of the job not
covered above.


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Cayuco regatta
Explorers get a taste of things to come
during the qualifying cayuco regatta
in Gamboa. Forty-eight trophy boats
have entered the actual cayuco race,
set for next weekend.
Photo by Cleveland C. Soper

Student assistant job
applications available
in Ancon, Margarita
Applications for the 1988 U.S. school
vacation student assistant program are
being accepted by the Panama Canal
Commission. Students will be em-
ployed for a maximum of 12 weeks,
beginning no sooner than June 6 and
ending no later than September 9. This
flexibility will accommodate varying
vacation periods of different institu-
Applicants must be high school
seniors scheduled to graduate or full-
time university students who will not be
graduating at the end of the current
school year. Full-time status must be
certified by an authorized school official
on the reverse side of applications. The
pay under the program will be $3 per
hour, and most participants will work
40 hours per week.
Applications are available at the
Personnel Operations Division in An-
con (Building 366) and the Atlantic
Personnel Office in Margarita (Building
7998). The deadline for turning them in
is April 29, but students who wish to
begin work on June 6 or shortly
thereafter should submit their applica-
tions as early as possible.


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Friday, March 18, 1988

Security, unrest main RAC concerns

Residents' Advisory Committee rep-
resentatives met in executive session
with Panama Canal Commission Ad-
ministrator D. P. McAuliffe and De-
puty Administrator Fernando Man-
fredo Jr. on March 2.
The administrator opened the meet-
ing by presenting the Master Key
Award to Atlantic Community Com-
mander Maj. William Bynum and his
wife, Laurie Rowley. He also welcomed
new representatives and U.S. Army
South Garrison Commander Col.
Larry Gragg. Bynum was commended
for his exceptional assistance to the
Atlantic community, and McAuliffe
took the occasion to note the coopera-
tion of many other military personnel
with PCC employees and families.
Regarding the unrest in the Republic
of Panama, McAuliffe stated the
Commission is prepared to continue to
keep the Panama Canal operating
efficiently, including, if necessary, pro-
viding assistance to employees. Repre-
sentatives expressed serious concerns
about what plans would go into effect if
the situation worsened. McAuliffe and
Gragg assured them that extreme
situations were not anticipated and that
if anything as serious as evacuations
became necessary, U.S. personnel
would be handled through a large-scale
military effort.
Citing increased robberies in PCC

townsites, McAuliffe said the Com-
mission favors the idea of erecting
fences to improve security and reported
that the agency had been successful in
obtaining increased Panama Defense
Forces patrols, especially in Gatun and
Cardenas. Committees have been set rp
to examine heavy property losses in
both communities.
On the deteriorated condition of the
Forest Preserve'Road and sections of
Gaillard Highway, the administrator
said that prospects were dim for repairs
in the foreseeable future because of the
uncertainty of the situation in Panama.
Gamboa representatives noted the
apparent build-up of PDF training
activity in the townsite, including the
carrying of automatic weapons and the
use of the elementary school play-
ground as a helicopter landing /one.
The administrator promised to have
this looked into immediately.
Members of the Gamboa RAC also
questioned the future of the Gamboa
Elementary School as residents of lease-
back quarters relocate. Gragg said the
U.S. Army will discontinue the lease-
back program in September, but was
uncertain about how it would affect the
Other items addressed included
nearly completed plans to establish a
shopette in Gatun and recent adjust-
ments to mail service.

Industrial Training Branch schedules seminars

Photo by Kevin Jenkins
The Women's Week display in the Administration Building rotunda has attracted a
number of Panama Canal Commission employees, including Deputy Adminis-
trator Fernando Manfredo Jr. and Equal Opportunity Director Tilcia R.
McTaggart. Featuring a slide presentation, a book and memorabilia display and an
exhibit of artwork, photography and poetry, the display will be open through
today. Other Women's Week activities have included a health fair and a large
selection of training courses and physical fitness presentations.

Canal organization to honor handicapped employees

The Office of Personnel Manage-
ment has announced the 20th annual
presidential awards program for out-
standing handicapped federal em-
ployees. The program culminates Oc-
tober 6, during National Employ the
Handicapped Week. It honors severely
disabled federal employees who have
served agencies, communities or the
nation in an exemplary manner.
All federal agencies are invited to
participate in the program. In addition,
the Panama Canal Commission spon-

sors a parallel annual awards program
for managers and supervisors who have
worked with distinction during the year
toward the employment and advance-
ment of the handicapped.
This is an opportune time for federal
employees to recognize the outstanding
work of handicapped individuals. In-
formation on nomination criteria and
procedures is being distributed to
Commission units. Nominations for
both awards must be submitted to the
Office of Equal Opportunity by April 18.

The Industrial Training Branch will
offer the seminars listed below at the
Apprentice School (Building 2-A in the
Balboa Industrial Area). All will meet
from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the
exception of "Scaffolding and Lad-
ders," which will be from 7 to 11 a.m.
Nominations should be submitted
through training program managers at
least two working days in advance. For
further assistance, contact Lesvia Daw-
kins at 52-4190.
Basic Oxy-Acetylene Welding,
April 5.
Hydraulics, April 6 to 27..
Basic Solid State Electronics,
April 8 to May 6.
Blueprint Reading for Motor
Control, April 8 to 22. ,
Basic Arc Welding, April 19.
Elements of Refrigeration, April
21 to 28.
Coupling Alignment, April 26.
Air Conditioner Motor Control
Wiring, April 29 to June 24.
Symbols for Welding, May 3.
Coupling Alignment, May 10.
Pumps, May I1 to 18.

Take note
The publication date for the
next SPILLWAY has been ad-
vanced to March 31 because of the
Good Friday holiday. The deadline
for the issue is 11:45 a.m. Wednes-
day, March 23.
The opening of the Ancon
Theatre Guild production of "Or-
phans" has been delayed until
tonight, but the drama will run
through April 2. Bruce Quinn re-
places Douglas Maduro in the
lineup, and other cast members
include Francis Icaza and Richard
McQuown. Reservations can be
made by calling 52-6786. The play is
not recommended for children.

* Welding Symbol for Non-destruc-
tive Testing, May 17.
* Coupling Alignment, May 24.
* Rigging Safety, May 26.
* Scaffolding and Ladders, May 27.
* Hydraulics, June I to 22.
* Flammable Liquid Safe Handling,
June 2.
* Basic Oxy-Acetylene Welding,
June 7.
* Rigging Safety, June 9.
* Bearing, June 10.
* Coupling Alignment, June 14.
* Basic Paint, June 16.
* Basic Arc Welding, June 21.
* Rigging Safety, June 24.

Pedro Miguel locks. The estimated
price range is from $25,000 to $100,000.
Project CC-88-52 is for alterations to
the lockmaster offices at Miraflores and
Pedro Miguel and includes adding
office, toilet and shower areas to the
locks control houses. The estimated
price range is from $25,000 to $100,000,
and bids will open about April 6.
Alterations to Building 38 will be
performed under project CC-88-14,
which requires remodeling and painting
the building, installing utilities and
building nearby sheds. The estimated
price range is from $100,000 to
$250,000, and offers should be received
by 11 a.m. April 7.
Project CC-88-59 is for a cut-off wall
and erosion control at the Gamboa
dock. The work consists of removing
and constructing concrete paving,
replacing pipelines, boring caisson piles,
driving Commission-furnished sheet
piles, handling electrical tasks and
performing related jobs. The estimated
price range is from $250,0()0 to
$500,000. Offers should be received by I
p.m. April 8.
The installation of security grilles at

Architectural, engineering services sought by PCC

The Panama Canal Commission is
seeking architectural and engineering
services to develop a design and cost
estimate for a project to replace
waterlines in the Gatun townsite.
Approximately 7050 linear feet of 12-
inch pipe, 1700 linear feet of 10-inch
pipe, 4330 linear feet of 8-inch pipe and
4480 linear feet of 6-inch pipe are
involved, and any required topographic
survey will be included.
Architectural and engineering firms
or individuals interested in being

considered for this work should submit
Standard Form 254, "Architect-En-
gineer and Related Services Ques-
tionnaire" and Standard Form 255,
"Architect-Engineer and Related Ser-
vices Questionnaire for Specific Pro-
ject," to the Engineering Division
(ATTN: A/E Evaluation Board) by
March 31. Forms are available in
Room 343 of the Administration
Building in Balboa Heights.
For additional information, call
Enrique B. Marquez at 52-3180.

Building 365 falls under project CC-88-
64. The estimated price is less than
$25,000, and bids will open about
April II.
Project CC-88-56 is for installing
vinyl siding in quarters and on Building
34 and attic insulation in quarters. The
price range is from $500,000 to
$1,000,000, and offers should be
received by II a.m. April 12.
Offers should be in at the same time
on April 13 for project CC-88-67,
which consists of cleaning the vinyl
siding and painting the exteriors of
quarters in the Southern District. The
estimated price range is from $100,000
to $250,000.
Installation and furnishing of a diesel
centrifuge facility at the Motor Trans-
portation Division in Cristobal fall
under project CC-88-55. The estimated
price range is from $100,000 to
$250,000, and offers should be received
by 11 a.m. April 14.
Project CC-88-57 is for the installa-
tion of security lighting for employee
quarters. The estimated price range is
from $100,000 to $250,000, and offers
should be received by 11 a.m. April 15.

Bids will open about April 15 for
project CC-88-54, which requires re-
habilitating the paint spray booth in
Balboa. The estimated price range is less
than $25,000.
Project CC-88-61 consists of adding a
new shower and toilet facility to
Building 10, Balboa. The estimated
price range is from $25,000 to $100,000,
and bids will open about April 18.
Project CC-88-63 is for minor
modifications to Building 6007, Diablo
Heights. The estimated price is less than
$25,000, and bids will open about
April 19.
Installation of a sheet piling cap on
the northeast wing wall at Miraflores
locks will be performed under project
CC-88-73. The estimated price is less
than $25,000, and bids will open about
April 20.
Also announced were project CC-
88-68 (to replace water lines at Gatun
Locks), project CC-88-71 (to build a
flammable liquid storage facility at
Pedro Miguel) and project CC-88-70
(to remodel transformer houses at
Mount Hope). Bid dates for these
contracts have not yet been determined.

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PCC announces projects (Continued from page 1)



Vol. XXVI, NQ 6
Viernes 18 de marzo 1988

Canal anuncia 20 proyectos

La Division de Ingenieria de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama ha
anunciado veinte nuevos proyectos de
contrataci6n. Los documents perti-
nentes pueden obtenerse en la Oficina
343 del Edificio de Administraci6n en
La licitaci6n abrird el 23 de marzo
para el proyecto CC-88-22, que con-
siste en dar protecci6n a las entradas del
sincroelevador de Mount Hope. El
costo se estima entire $250,000 y
El proyecto CC-88-44 es para la
instalaci6n de luces de seguridad en el-
puente de Miraflores. El costo se estima
en menos de $25,000, y las licitaciones
abriran el 24 de marzo.

La instalaci6n de un sistema de
alarma de seguridad en las viviendas se
levara a cabo bajo el proyecto CC-88-
50. El costo se estima entire $100,000 y
$250,000, y las licitaciones se abriran el
25 de marzo.
El proyecto CC-88-30 es para pintar
edificios y estructuras en el area
canalera. El costo se estima entire
$500,000 y $1,000,000, y las ofertas se
recibirAn a mas tardar a las 11 a.m., el
28 de marzo.
La licitaci6n abrira alrededor del 29
de marzo para el proyecto CC-88-60,
que consiste en construir dos nuevas
casetas de concrete y mamposteria y
otros trabajos relacionados en las
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Foto por Armando De Gracia
Administrador en rueda de prensa
ElAdministrador de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panamd D. P. McAuliffe se redne con
m~s de 50 representantes de la prensa international para seialar que las
operaciones del Canal de Panam6 continian sin interrupci6n y que las naves
transitan segura y eficientemente, a pesar de la situaci6n political actual en
Panam6. En un comunicado de prensa la semana pasada, McAuliffe felicit6 a los
empleados canaleros por su dedicaci6n al trabajo en tiempos dificiles. Tambidn
participaron en la rueda el Jefe de Finanzas Richard O. Burgoon, izquierda, y el
Jefe de la Divisi6n de Investigaci6n Econ6mica y Mercadeo Richard Wainio.

Comisi6n tiene nuevo carro bomba

La Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
recientemente adquiri6 un carro bomba
especializado, cumpliendo asi el progra-
ma de renovaci6n de flota de la Divisi6n
de Bomberos. Se compr6 a un costo de
$157,273 de la compafiia Emergency
One de Florida y se esperaba su Ilegada
ayer a la Divisi6n de Bomberos para
pruebas operatives, luego de inspeccio-
nes mecAnicas en la Divisi6n de
Transporte Motorizado.
El nuevo carro bomba es el primero
de su tipo en,el Canal. A diferencia de
models anteriores capaces de bombear
hasta mil galones de agua por minute
(GPM), 6ste tiene la bomba de agua
mas grande adquirida por la agencia y
bombea hasta 1500 GPM. Tambi6n
tiene un sistema interno extintor de 400
libras que utiliza gas halon producto
del hal6geno), de dos unidades inde-,
pendientes con capacidad de 200 libras.

Ademas, tiene un giiinche de 20,000
libras, para usar en misiones de rescate.
Es el primero que ha llegado al Canal
casi totalmente equipado con todos los
aparatos para combatir incendios.
En 1983, la Divisi6n de Bomberos
comenz6 a renovar su flota con la
compra de seis carros para bombear
espuma y agua; el program continuara
hasta finales de 1990. Futuros carros
podrAn bombear entire 1500 y 2000
GPM de agua y espuma, brindando
mejor protecci6n structural y mis
capacidad de combatir incendios en las
El carro bomba estarA asignado a la
estaci6n de bombers del Fuerte
Clayton, por su estrategica ubicaci6n.
Cercano a las esclusas del Pacifico, el
Fuerte Clayton tiene los edificios mAs
grandes del Area canalera.

Foto por Arthur Pollack

Nuevo "Lider"

Foto por Kevin Jenkins
iTremenda mhquina!
Bomberos de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panamd posan junto al nuevo carro bomba
especializado. De izquierda a derecha, Teniente Wayne Johnson, los bombers
Armando Samuels y Antonio Phillips, y el conductor de carro bomba Ricardo

El "Lider" transit el Canal de Panamd por primera vez. Construido por Houma
Fabricators, el remolcador de $3.4 millones arrib6 el 10 de marzo.

El Canal por dentro
Las siguientes estadisticas indican las operaciones del Canal y su uso
durante el pasado mes de febrero:
Transitos diaries promedio de alto calado-36.7
Naves acumuladas listas para transitar-27.1
Tiempo promedio en aguas del Canal-31.4 horas
(incluso el tiempo de transito)
Naves con manga de mas de 80 pies-45 por ciento
Naves con manga de mas de 100 pies-22.8 por ciento
En febrero, 1,065 naves de alto calado transitaron el Canal de
Panama, en comparaci6n a las 967 que transitaron en febrero de 1987. El
ingreso por peajes del mes fue de $28.3 millones, en comparaci6n con los
$25.8 millones registrados en febrero de 1987.
Aunque el nivel de los lagos estA levemente por debajo de lo normal
para la epoca, personal del Ramo de Meteorologia e Hidrografia sefiala
que la capacidad de almacenaje de agua del Canal es mayor por el
proyecto de profundizaci6n del cauce. Por lo tanto, no se prev6 ningfin
problema de agua en lo que resta del verano y se espera que la estaci6n
lluviosa inicie normalmente, alrededor del 1 de mayo.

- II

Pagina 2


Viernes 18 de marzo 1988

Sociedad del Canal
La Sociedad del Canal de Panama de
Florida esta realizando las elecciones de
oficiales para el afio entrante y las
papeletas de votaci6n se han incluido en
el "Canal Record" de marzo. Ya que
s6lo hay un candidate para president,
Robert Stewart ha anunciado que desea
ser considerado como candidate adi-
cional. Las papeletas deben enviarse en
el sobre que se incluye en la revista.

Cantata de
Semana Santa
Un coro comunitario intersectarial,
intercultural del Atldntico invita al
puiblico a la cantata de Semana Santa,
"Jesus Reinari", a las 7 p.m. el 27 de
marzo, Domingo de Ramos, en el
Teatro Loft de Fuerte Espinar (ante-
riormente el Teatro de Fuerte Gulick).
La entrada es gratuita. El coro se
presentari nuevamente el 3 de abril,
Domingo de Resurrecci6n a las 3 p.m.,
en la Iglesia Metodista de la Trinidad en

Ajedrez para nifios
Un curso de ajedrez para nifios se
ofrecera de 10 a 12 mediodia los
sabados, desde mafiana hasta el 30 de
abril, en el Restaurante 1985 en la
Avenida Eusebio A. Morales en El
Cangrejo. El curso bilingue para nifios
de 5 a 12 afios incluye una introducci6n
al ajedrez de computadora. Los cupos
son limitados. Para matricula o mayor
informaci6n, llame a Julio Cordones al
63-8541 o al 63-8571.

Desfile de modas
y cena bailable
El Club Universitario del Istmo invita
al pfblico a su segundo desfile de modas
y cena bailable annual el viernes 8 de
abril en el Club de Oficiales de Fuerte
Amador. El bar abrira a las 6:30 p.m.,
seguido de una cena a las 7 y una noche
de diversion y sorteos. La recaudaci6n
se dedicara al program de becas del
club. Para mayor informaci6n o
boletos, llame a Lourdes Bottin al 52-

Gira campestre
La liga mixta de bola suave del sector
Atlantico realizard su paseo campestre
annual el sibado 19 de marzo, desde las
11:30, en el Campo Holcomb en Gat6n.
Si es necesario, se jugard un torneo de
desempate a las 10 a.m. El paseo es
gratuito para los jugadores y sus
familiares. Para mayor informaci6n,
llame a Penny Cafiamis al 43-5634,
Aniversario de Bethel
La Iglesia Evangelica Unida cele-
brara, junto con otias iglesias, el
vig6simo sexto aniversario de la iglesia
Bethel en Paraiso, hoy, 18 de marzo, a
las 7 p.m. Habra tres coros y el
Reverendo Louis A. Sealy, pastor de la
Iglesia Bautista del Calvario, serd el
orador principal. Para mayor informa-
ci6n, llame al 324102.

Poesia antillana
"Legados", una colecci6n de poemas
en ingl6s y espafiol de Melvin Brown,
represent un esfuerzo por documentary
las experiencias de los antillanos y otros
negros que radican en Panama. Aun-
que "Legados" es su primera publica-
ci6n, el autor lleva ocho afios escribien-
do poesia y es la cuarta generaci6n de su
familiar descendiente de inmigrantes
Su meta al preparar este trabajo fue
usar lenguaje sencillo para capturar la
esencia de la cultural antillana y
centrarse en temas relacionados a la
experiencia negra en Panama. El libro
tambi6n recoge algunos poemas reflexi-
vos de temas variados, ademas del
trabajo artistic de Horacio Boyce.
El Subadministrador de la Comisi6n
del Canal de Panama Fernando
Manfredo Jr. manifiesta que no puede
decidir si disfruta mas los versos en
espafiol o en ingles, porque ambos
tienen el mismo efecto de envolver al
lector en sus relates. "En estos ocho
afios en el Canal, ha aumentado mi
admiraci6n por la contribuci6n antilla-
na a la construcci6n de esta extraordi-
naria obra y por la que continian
haciendo sus descendierites en el
manejo, operaci6n y mantenimiento de
la via acuatica".
"Legados" se puede adquirir por $3
en el YMCA de Balboa, la libreria de la
Universidad de Panama, farmacias
Arrocha, Libreria Men6ndez en el
edificio Hatillo, y del author (24-9394).
Brown invita comentarios e ideas de sus
lectores para proyectos futures.

Venta de muebles
La .Oficina de Reutilizaci6n y
Mercadeo de la Defensa realizard una
venta el viernes 25 de marzo de 8 a
11:30 a.m., en el Edificio 745 en
Corozal. Los empleados estadouni-
denses de la Comisi6n del Canal podran
entrar con su carnet de identificaci6n.
Entre los articulos a la venta habrd
muebles dom6sticos y escolares. La
mercancia debe pagarse en efectivo y ser
retirada a mis tardar a las 2:30 ese dia.
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame al 85-
Carrera de cayucos
El Club de Yates-de Gatun efectuara
la cena annual de la carrera de cayucos a
partir de las 7, el viernes 25 de marzo.
El Comodoro Lew Stabler presentard el
trofeo rotativo del Club de Yates de
Gatin al equipo ganador del primer
trecho de la carrera. Los boletos cuestan
$4 y se pueden obtener Ilamando a
Molly Williford al 52-5733, Llori
Gibson al 56-6384 o a Susan Stabler al
Fritanga de pescado
El Club Tarpon del Canal de
Panama tendra una fritanga de pescado
esta noche a las 7 para miembros que
estin al dia en su. cuota y para los
inscritos en el Torneo de Pesca Roy
Rinehart. Las cuotas e inscripciones se
pueden cancelar en la entrada. El torneo
comenz6 este mes y continuard hasta
fines de junio. Para mayor informaci6n,
Ilame a Sid Coffin al 43-5316.

"El iultimo emperador"
El Centro Cultural Chino Panamefio
estrenara la pelicula "El iltimo empera-
dor", el martes 22 de marzo a las 8 p.m.
en los teatros Brasil y Espafia. El boleto
de $15 esta a la venta en el Centro (60-
9754). Con los fondos recaudados se
construird una escuela y un parque.

Critica literaria
El Club Universtario del Istmo ha
solicitado a Michael Baker una critical
de la obra "La Creaci6n"de Gore Vidal,
el miercoles 23 de marzo a las 7:30 p.m.
en casa de Arlene Owens en La Cresta.
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame al 52-
5356 o al 56-6443.
Reuni6n de animaci6n
La reunion annual de animaci6n
previa a la carrera de cayucos se
efectuard a las 6 p.m. mariana, 19 de
marzo, en el estadio de Balboa. Durante
este colorido event, los equipos que
compiten este afio serin juzgados y
premiados por los cayucos, paletas y-
uniformes mas vistosos.
Nuevo peri6dico
El New Panama Tribune, un nuevo
peri6dico semanal de noticias locales e
internacionales, se puede obtener por 25
centesimos en puestos de revistas,
supermercados, farmacias y hotels. A
domicilio, la suscripci6n annual cuesta
$20, la semestral $10 y la trimestral $5.
Para mayor informaci6n, llame al 21-
4276 o al 25-3705. En el Atlantico, Ilame
al 45-2197 o al 42-4008.

Lista de Vacantes
Para empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama y otras

agencies del gobierno de los Estados

Puestos permanentes Salario*
Asistente de administraci6n, NM-5 (Debe trabajar
turns rotativos) . . . . . $5.31/$6.71
Official de servicios administrativos, NM-7/9
(Tiempo parcial, hasta 30 horas semanales. S61o
se considerard a los empleados de la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panam6. Debe tener conocimiento de
relaciones laborales o personal) ..... $8.97/$14.27
Oficinista-mecan6grafo(a), NM-3 . . .. $4.55/$5.77
Operador de gria, MG-II (Debe saber nadar y
trabajar turnos) . . . . . . . $11.00/$12.82
Mecanico de equipo m6vil pesado, MG-10 . $10.56/$12.32
Hidr6logo, NM-12 (Debe saber espafol y saber
nadar. S61o se considerara a los empleados de la
Comisi6n) .. . .. . . .. .. $15.92/$20.69
Oficinista de operaciones de lanchas y pasatables,
NM-3/4 (Debe saber espafol y trabajar turnos) $4.55/$6.30
Pasacables, MG-4 (Debe saber nadar y trabajar
turnos, primeras cuarenta horas) . . . $4.06/$4.28
Oficinista, correspondencia, NM-3 (Debe tener
licencia de conducir) . . . . .. .$4.55/$5.77
Oficinista de apoyo a los prActicos, NM-4 (Debe
trabajar turnos) . . . . . .. $4.98/6.30
Oficinista-mecan6grafo(a), NM-6 (Bilingiie) . $8.07/$10.50
Hidr6logo supervisor. NM-12 (Debe saber espanol
y saber nadar. S61o se considerara a los
empleados de la Comisi6n) . . . .. $15.92/$20.69
Mecanico de Cuarto de Herramientas, MG-7 . $4.59/$4.90
Ascensos temporales
(Maximo un afio)

Direcci6n Va-
o Si- can-
Unidad tio tes

Arqueo P I

Serv. Adm. P I
Industrial A 1

Esclusas P 1
Industrial A 1


Serv. Canal

Serv. Canal

Serv. Adm.


Ingenieria P 1
Industrial A I

Editor, NM-Il (Bilingiie) . .

$13.28/$17.26 Serv. Admin. P I

Las solicitudes se recibirAn en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones ubicado en el Edificio 366, en
Anc6n, o en el Edificio 7998, en Margarita, en el Formulario 443, Solicitud de Traslado. y deberd
ser recibida en el Ramo dentro de los pr6ximos siete dias calendarios posteriores a la fecha de esta
publicaci6n. Los requisitos de los puestos pueden verificarse en el Centro de Recursos Tecni.cos de
la Comisi6n del Canal de PanamA. Para mayor informaci6n llame al Ramo de Empleo y
Colocaciones, a los tel6fonos 52-3583, 52-7996 6 46-7219.
*LIos salaries devengados reflejan las tarifas minimas y mAximas por hora para los grades de las
posiciones anunciadas. Los empleados que sean escogidos serAn colocados en el escal6n y salario
correspondientes de acuerdo con los reglamentos.
La Comisi6n del Canal de Panamb es un empleador que so ajusta a la Ley sobre Igualdad de Oportunidades.


Semana del IngeneroFoto por Arthur Pollack
Semana del Ingemero
Luego de firmar la proclamaci6n que establece que la Comisi6n del Canal
de Panamd ha de celebrar la Semana del Ingeniero del 13 al 19 de marzo,
el Subadministrador Fernando Manfredo, Jr., habla sobre las actividades
programadas con oficiales de la sociedad de ingenieros. De izquierda a derecha
est6n Enrique B. Marquez, president electo; Manfredo; Tomds G. Duque,
secretario tesorero; Carlos A. Rodgers, president; y Leonard Urback,
representante ante la Sociedad Nacional de Ingenieros Profesionales.

Administrator de la Comisidn del Canal
Director de Relaciones Pdblicas
Official de Prensa

Subdirectora de Relaciones Puhlicas

El SPILLWAY es una publicacion official del Canal de Panama. Los articulos que en ella aparccen pueden ser reproducidos sin
pedir autorizaci6n, unicamentc acreditando al SPILLWAY DEL CANAI DE PANAMA como la fuente. Toda colaboraci6n
debe star en la Oficina de Prensa antes del mediodia del jueves anterior a su publicaci6n. Despu6s de esa fecha s61o se accptarAn
noticias oficiales de urgencia. Las subscripcioncs de 52 jemplares cuestan $6 por corro ordinario. $4 porcorreo ordinario para
estudiancsy $19 porcorreo aereo. Envie cheque o giro postal a favor de a Comisi6n del Canal de Panam, dirigido a la Oficina de
Informaci6n y Relaciones Pfblicas, APO Miami 34011-5000.


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Competiran 48 cayucos por trofeo en regata annual

Por Susan K. Stabler
El mayor n6mero de cayucos jams
registrado competira en la trig6sima-
quinta regata annual de oc6ano a oceano
para Exploradores, que arranca a las 3
p.m. el viernes 25 de marzo del Club de
Yates del Canal de Panama, y terminal
el domingo 27 de marzo en el
desembarcadero de Diablo.
Cuarenta y ocho cayucos partici-
paran este afio en comparaci6n con los
36 del afio pasado. Siete cayucos son
enteramente nuevos-El Tuco, Suna-
mi. Don't Look Now, Four Most, My
Most, 100%, y High Anxiety. Dos
equipos de Rovers, la contraparte

panamefia de los Exploradores, parti-
ciparan por tercer afio. Se disputaran
los trofeos 26 tripulaciones masculinas,
16 femeninas y seis mixtas.
Las primeras cuatro posiciones re-
ciben trofeo y se otorgan trofeos
rotativos de equipo a la primera
tripulaci6n femenina y mixta. Por
primer vez, este afio los integrantes de
los primeros equipos femeninos y
mixtos tambi6n recibiran places indivi-
duales. La premiaci6n se efectuard el
27 de marzo a las 6:30 p.m., en la
cafeteria de la escuela secundaria de
Curundu. La entrada es gratis.
Tres tripulaciones mixtas y una

masculina competiran en cayucos mis
grandes llamados "piraguas", en la
categoria de botes parche. Excepto un
cayuco que se convierte a categoria de
parche durante la carrera, por primera
vez este afio los botes de parche deben
tener mis de cuatro tripulantes.
El director de Servicios Generales
R. D. Morgan, quien reemplaza a
Frank Robinson como coordinator de
la regata este afio, espera que las cosas
avancen sin tropiezos. "Aunque nadie
podra llenar el cayuco de Frank
Robinson, 61 por suerte dej6 un gran
grupo de personas que en realidad son
los que ponen esto a navegar".

Lindley-Dominguez nueva subasesora juridica

Patricia Lindley-Dominguez ha sido
nombrada subasesora juridica de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama en
reemplazo de Jess K. Totten, quien
dimiti6 recientemente.
Lindley-Dominguez se inici6 como
abogada en la Oficina 'del Asesor
Juridico en 1974, convirti6ndose en
asistente del Asesor Juridico en 1983. A
lo largo de su carrera en la oficina, ha
disfrutado el trabajo inmensamente.
"Todas nuestras tareas son fascinantes",
dice.-"Tenemos una variedad de labores
que seria dificil duplicar en cualquier
otro lugar". Ella espera mayores retos
en su nuevo cargo y enfatiza que su
meta bAsica serd la de mantener
prActicas legales de alto nivel, continuar
asesorando a los oficiales de la
Comisi6n y ayudar "de cualquier
forma", a media que surjan casos

legales relacionados a operaciones del
John L. Haines Jr., el asesorjuridico,
seleccion6 a Lindley-Dominguez para
este cargo por sus m&ritos personales y
extensa experiencia con la oficina.
Despu&s de recibirse como licenciada en
psicologia y sociologia en Avila College,
una universidad cat6lica en Kansas
City, Missouri, obtuvo su doctorado en
la Facultad de Derecho de la Universi-
dad de Missouri.
Naci6 en el pueblo de Sapulpa,
Oklahoma, y se traslad6 a Kansas City
a los 5 afios, donde vivi6 hasta que vino
a Panama en agosto de 1974. Esta
casada con Oscar Dominguez, quien
trabaja para la armada estadounidense,
y tiene dos hijos adultos-su hijo
Kenton que reside en Texas, y su hija
Rafaella que vive en Virginia.

Regata de calificaci6n
Exploradores se preparan para la
dispute final durante la regata de
calificaci6n en Gamboa. Cuarenta y
ocho cayucos de trofeo se han inscrito
en la carrera, programada para el
pr6ximo fin de semana.
Foto por Cleveland C. Soper

Disponibles formularios
de asistente estudiantil
en Anc6n, Margarita
La Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
esta aceptando solicitudes para el
program de asistencia estudiantil que
corresponde a las vacaciones escolares
estadounidenses. Los estudiantes esta-
ran empleados un mAximo de 12
semanas, iniciando no antes del 6 de
junio y finalizando no luego del 9 de
septiembre. Esta flexibilidad se debe a
los variados periods de vacaciones en
distintas escuelas.
Los solicitantes deben ser graduan-
dos de escuela secundaria o estudiantes
.universitarios de tiempo complete que
no se graduaran al finalizar el afio
escolar en curso. La condici6n de
tiempo complete debe certificarse por
un official autorizado de la escuela, al
dorso de la solicitud. El salario sera de
$3 la hora, y la mayoria de los
estudiantes trabajarA 40 horas a la
Las solicitudes estan disponibles en la
Division de Operaciones de Personal en
Anc6n (Edificio 366) y en la Oficina de
Personal en el Atlfntico (Edificio 7998).
La solicitud debe entregarse el 29 de
abril a mas tardar, pero los estudiantes
que deseen trabajar el 6 dejunio o poco
despu6s, deben entregarla tan pronto les
sea possible.

Marina evaluara usando el nuevo formulario

El period annual de evaluaci6n de
trabajo finaliza el 30 de abril para los
empleados de la Direcci6n de Marina.
Los supervisors deberAn usar el
formulario PR 1214 para facilitar el

Las entrevistas de evaluaci6n darAn a
empleados y supervisors la oportuni-
dad de discutir los requisites de la
posici6n y el nivel de desempefio de los
empleados. Un empleado puede pre-
pararse para la sesi6n revisando los
requisitos de su posici6n en relaci6n con
su desempefio y logros durante el
period de evaluaci6n.

Ademis de servir como instrument
de discusi6n, el formulario ayuda al
supervisor a llegar a una evaluaci6n
complete del desempefio annual. Para
asegurar evaluaciones objetivas, la
apreciaci6n del supervisor no es official
hasta que la revise el supervisor de
mayor jerarquia. El formulario com-

pleto se archiva en la carpeta official del
empleado por un period de tres afios.
El formulario, disponible en ingl6s y
espafiol, contiene los siguientes factors,
ademas del espacio disponible para
comentarios y ejemplos:
Conocimiento del trabajo. Conoce
los procedimientos, t6cnicas e instruc-
ciones; sabe c6mo obtener la informa-
ci6n necesaria para el trabajo; es capaz
de aplicar conocimientos y destreza
Juicio. Razona clara y objetiva-
mente; analiza la informaci6n o los
problems; define los temas y mide las
alternatives; consider hechos pertinen-
tes; Ilega a conclusions 16gicas.

Producci6n de trabajo. Trabaja
diligente e industriosamente; es sistema-
tico en el logro de una asignaci6n;
realize la cantidad de trabajo esperada.
Responsabilidad. Se puede de-

pender de 61 para cumplir con las tareas
asignadas; planea efectivamente, orga-
niza y coordina el trabajo; cumple los
Calidad de trabajo. El trabajo es
exacto y complete. El resultado final
cumple su prop6sito.
Iniciativa. Dispuesto a tomar
nuevas o mayores responsabilidades;
hace lo necesario sin que se le pida;
sugiere ideas o medios para realizar el
Actitud. Manifiesta disposici6n
positive en los trabajos asignados y con
el supervisor; tiene un trato cortes y
cordial: trabaja armoniosamente con
otros y promueve la cooperaci6n.
Adaptabilidad. Se adapta a situa-
ciones nuevas o variadas; es flexible y
esta dispuesto a cambiar; acepta las
decisions de otros; aprende nuevos
procedimientos con rapidez.
Otros factors. Para utilizarse en
posiciones de responsabilidades, de
seguridad o en aspects del trabajo no

cubiertos en los ocho factors anterio-
Ademas de los factors generals de
evaluaci6n, los siguientes elements se
aplican a los supervisors:
Planificaci6n. Demuestra habili-
dad necesaria para planear y organizer
el trabajo; identifica objetivos y priori-
dades; ajusta el trabajo para cumplir
con nuevos requisitos; analiza y resuelve
Producci6n. Motiva a los emplea-
dos a llegar a las metas establecidas
individual y colectivamente; comprende
y adelanta las metas gerenciales,
incluyendo las sefialadas por los
programs de salud y seguridad.
Desarrollo del empleado. Ejerce
afirmativamente los principios de igual-
dad de oportunidades: reconoce impar-
cialmente las necesidades de desarrollo
y adiestramiento de los empleados.
Otros factors. Se usa para
cualquier otro aspect de supervision
no mencionado.

Patricia Lindley-Dominguez


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Viernes 18 de marzo 1988




Residents expresan preocupaciones

Los representantes del Comit6 Ase-
sor de Residentes (RAC) se reunieron
en sesi6n ejecutiva con el Administra-
dor de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama D. P. McAuliffe y el Sub-
administrador Fernando, Manfredo,
Jr., el 2 de marzo.
El administrator inici6 la reuni6n
presentando la Llave Maestra del Canal
al comandante del ej6rcito estado-
unidense en la comunidad atlAntica,
Mayor W. R. Bynum y su esposa,
Laurie Rowley. Ademas, di6 la bien-
venida a nuevos representantes y al
Comandante de la Guarnici6n del
Ejercito Sur de Estados Unidos,
Coronel Larry Gragg. Se reconoci6 la
gran labor de Bynum en el sector
Atlintico y McAuliffe destac6. la
cooperaci6n de otros militares con
empleados del Canal y sus families.
Con respect a los recientes distur-
bios en Panama, McAuliffe afirm6 que
la Comisi6n esta preparada para
continuar las operaciones del Canal de
PanamA de manera eficiente, inclu-
yendo, si es necesario, ayudar a los
empleados. Los representantes expre-
saron su preocupaci6n en relaci6n a los
planes preparados en el caso de que la
situaci6n empeore. McAuliffe y Gragg
aseguraron que no se anticipa ningun
caso extreme, y que si Ilegara a.
necesitarse algo tan serio como una
evacuaci6n, el personal estadounidense
seria manejado a trav6s de un esfuerzo
military de gran escala.
Refiri6ndose al aumento de robos en
areas residenciales canaleras, McAuliffe

sefial6 que la Comisi6n apoya la idea de
erigir cercas para mejorar la seguridad e
inform que se ha obtenido mayor
vigilancia por patrullas de las Fuerzas
de Defense de Panama, especialmente
en Gat6n y Cardenas. Se han organi-
zado comit6s para examiner las cuan-
tiosas perdidas de propiedad en ambas
Con relaci6n al deterioro de la
carretera de la Reserva Forestal y
secciones de la Carretera Gaillard, el
administrator dijo que, a causa de la
incierta situaci6n en Panama, no hay
perspectives que sea reparada en el
future inmediato.
Los representantes de Gamboa men-
cionaron el aparente aumento de
actividades de adiestramiento de las
Fuerzas de Defensa de Panama,
incluyendo el uso de armas de fuego
automaticas y de campos de juego de
escuelas primaries como pistas de
aterrizaje para helic6pteros. El adminis-
trador prometi6 investigarlo inmediata-
Miembros del RAC de Gamboa
tambi6n preguntaron sobre el future de
la escuela primaria de Gamboa, a
media que residents de unidades
alquiladas se reubican. Graggdijo que el
ej6rcito de los EE.UU. descontinuara el
program de arrendamiento en sep-
tiembre, pero no sabia con certeza c6mo
afectaria a la escuela.
Otros temas discutidos fueron los
planes finales para establecer una tienda
en Gatfn y algunos ajustes recientes al
servicio postal.

Dictan seminarios de adiestramiento industrial

El Ramo de Adiestramiento Indus-
trial ofreceri los seminaries detallados
en la Escuela de Aprendices (Edificio 2-
A, area industrial de Balboa). Los
cursos serin de 7 a.m. a 3 p.m. con la
excepci6n de Andamiaje y Escaleras,
que sera de 7 a.m. a II a.m. Las
postulaciones deben someterse con dos
dias de anticipaci6n a trav6s de los
gerentes de programs de adiestra-
miento. Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame
a Lesvia Dawkins al 52-4190.
Soldadura Basica de Oxido-Ace-
tileno, abril 5.
Hidraulica, de abril 6 al 27.
Electr6nica Transistorizada BA-
sica, de abril 8 a mayo 6.
Lectura de Pianos para Control
del Motor, de abril 8 al 22.
Soldadura Basica de Arco, abril
Elementos de Refrigeraci6n, de
abril 21 al 28.
Alineamiento de Acoplamiento,
abril 26.
Alambrado de Motor de Control
de Aire Acondicionado, de abril
29 a junio 24.
Simbolos de Soldadura, mayo 3.
Alineamiento de Acoplamiento,
mayo 10.
Bombeo, de mayo I1 al 18.

Debido a la observancia del
Viernes Santo, la fecha de publica-
ci6n del pr6ximo SPILLWAY ha
sido adelantada para el jueves 31 de
marzo. La fecha de cierre para esa
edici6n es el mi6rcoles 23 de marzo,
a las 11:45 a.m.
El estreno de la obra "Hu6r-
fanos" del Teatro Guild de Anc6n se
ha aplazado para esta noche, pero el
drama se presentara hasta el 2 de
abril. Bruce Quinn reemplaza a
Douglas Maduro en el elenco que
tambi6n incluye a Francis Icaza y
Richard McQuown. Se pueden
hacer reservaciones llamando al 52-
6786. La obra no es recomendable
para niios.

* Simbolo de Soldadura para Prue-
bas no Destructivas, mayo 17.
* Alineamiento de Acoplamiento,
mayo 24.
* Aparejos Seguros, mayo 26.
* Andamiaje y Escaleras, mayo 27.
* Hidrdulica, del 1 al 22 de junio.
* Manipulaci6n Segura de Liquido
Inflamable, junio 2.
* Soldadura BAsica de Oxido-Ace-
tileno, junio 7.
* Aparejos Seguros, junio 9.
* Cojinete, junio 10.
* Alineamiento de Acoplamiento,
junio 14.
* Pintura BAsica, junio 16.
* Soldadura Basica de Arco, junio
* Aparejos Seguros, junio 24.

Foto por Kevin Jenkins
La exhibici6n de la Semana de la Mujer en la rotonda del Edificio de
Administraci6n ha atraido un gran ntimero de empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal
de Panam6, incluyendo al Subadministrador Fernando Manfredo, Jr., y a la
Director de Igualdad de Oportunidades Tilcia McTaggart. Tanto la presentaci6n
de diapositivas, como las muestras de libros, artefactos y arte se pueden apreciar
hasta hoy. Entre otras cosas, la semana incluy6 una feria de la salud y una
selecci6n plural de cursos de adiestramiento y charlas sobre el bienestar.

Comisi6n darA reconocimiento a empleados impedidos

La Oficina de Administraci6n de
Personal ha anunciado su vig6simo
program annual de premios presiden-
ciales para empleados federales impedi-
dos sobresalientes. El program culmi-
na el 6 de octubre, durante la Semana
Nacional del Empleado Impedido, y
honra a los empleados federales
incapacitados que han servido en forma
ejemplar a las agencies, comunidades o
a la naci6n.
Se invita a todas las agencies
federales a participar. SimultAneamen-
te, la Comisi6n del Canal de PanamA

patrocinara un program annual de
premios para directors y supervisors
que se han distinguido durante el afio
por sus esfuerzos en el empleo y advance
de empleados impedidos.
Es oportuna la ocasi6n para recono-
cer la labor sobresaliente de las personas
impedidas. Actualmente se distribuye a
las unidades de la Comisi6n informa-
ci6n sobre los criterios y procedimientos
de postulaci6n. Las postulaciones para
ambos premios deben entregarse en la
Oficina de Igualdad de Oportunidades a
mis tardar el 18 de abril.

Comisi6n require servicios de arquitectura, ingenieria

La Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
solicita servicios de arquitectura e
ingenieria para desarrollar el disefio y
presupuesto de un proyecto para
reemplazar tuberias en Gat6n. El
proyecto incluye aproximadamente
7050 pies de tuberia de 12 pulgadas,
1700 pies de tuberia de 10 pulgadas,
4330 pies de tuberia de 8 pulgadas, y
4480 pies de tuberia de 6 pulgadas, y los
levantamientos topograficos necesarios.
Firmas de arquitectura e ingenieria o
individuos interesados en realizar este

Canal anuncia proyectos (ienekd

esclusas de Miraflores y Pedro Miguel.
El costo se estima entire $25,000 y
El proyecto CC-88-52 es para
remodelar las oficinas de los encargados
de las esclusas de Miraflores y Pedro
Miguel e incluye afiadir oficinas,
servicios sanitarios y bafios en las torres
de control. El costo se estima entire
$25,000 y $100,000, y las licitaciones se
abriran alrededor del 6 de abril.
Se realizaran cambios al Edificio 38
bajo el proyecto CC-88-14, que re-
quiere la remodelaci6n y pintura del
edificio, instalaci6n de utilidades y
construcci6n de cobertizos aledafios. El
precio se estima entire $100,000 y
$250,000, y las ofertas se recibiran a mas
tardar a las 11 a.m., el 7 de abril.
El proyecto CC-88-59 es para una
muralla y control de la erosi6n en el
dique de Gamboa y consiste en remover
y construir pavimento de concrete,
reemplazar tuberias, taladro de pilots,
hincamiento de tablestacas de acero
suministradas por la Comisi6n y otros
trabajos de electricidad y pertinentes a
la obra. El precio se estima entire
$250,000 y $500,000. Las ofertas se
recibiran a mas tardar a la I p.m., el
8 de abril.
La instalaci6n de rejas en el Edificio

365 se realizara bajo el proyecto CC-
88-64. El precio se estima en menos de
$25,000, y las licitaciones abriran
alrededor del 11 de abril.
El proyecto CC-88-56 es para instalar
revestimiento de vinil en las paredes de
viviendas y en el Edificio 34, y aislante
en los Aticos de algunas viviendas. El
precio se estima entire $500,000 y
$1,000,000. Las ofertas se recibiran a
mas tardar a las 11 a.m., el 12 de abril.
Las ofertas deberan ser entregadas el
13 de abril a la misma hora para el
proyecto CC-88-67, que consiste en
limpiar el revestimiento de vinil de las
paredes y pintar el exterior de viviendas
del distrito sur. El precio se estima entire
$100,000 y $250,000.
La instalaci6n y suministro de una
centrifuga de diesel en la Divisi6n de
Transporte Motorizado en Crist6bal se
realizara bajo el proyecto CC-88-55. El
precio se estima entire $100,000 y
$250,000, y las ofertas se recibiran a mis
tardar las 11 a.m. del 14 de abril.
El proyecto CC-88-57 es para la
instalaci6n de luces de seguridad en
viviendas de empleados. El precio se
estima entire $100,000 y $250,000, y las
ofertas se recibiran a mas tardar a las 11
a.m., el 15 de abril.
Las licitaciones abriran el 15 de abril

trabajo deben someter el Formulario
254, "Cuestionario para Arquitectos-
Ingenieros y Servicios Relacionados", y
el Formulario 255, "Cuestionario para
Arquitectos-Ingenieros y Servicios Re-
lacionados a Proyecto Especifico", a la
Division de Ingenieria (Atenci6n: A/ E
Evaluation Board) a mas tardar el 31 de
marzo. Los formularios estan disponi-
bles en la oficina 343, Edificio de
Administraci6n, Altos de Balboa.
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame a
Enrique B. MArquez al 52-3180.

la pdgina 1)
para el proyecto CC-88-54, que re-
quiere la rehabilitaci6n de la cabina
para pintar en Balboa. El costo se
estima en menos de $25,000.
El proyecto CC-88-61 consiste en
afiadir servicios sanitarios y bafios
nuevos en el Edificio 10 en Balboa. El
costo se estima entire $25,000 y
$100,000, y las licitaciones abriran el
18 de abril.
El proyecto CC-88-63 es para
pequefias modificaciones al Edificio
6007, Diablo Heights. El costo se estima
en menos de $25,000, y las licitaciones se
abriran el 19 de abril.
La instalaci6n de un cabezal en la
tablestaca de acero en el ala norte del
muro oriental de las Esclusas de
Miraflores se realizara bajo el proyecto
CC-88-73. El costo se estima en menos
de $25,000, y las licitaciones abriran
alrededor del 20 de abril.
Tambien se anunciaron los proyectos
CC-88-68 para reemplazar tuberias de
agua en las Esclusas de Gatin, el
proyecto CC-88-71 para construir un
dep6sito para liquid inflamable en
Pedro Miguel y el proyecto CC-88-70
para remodelar las casetas de transfor-
madores en Mount Hope. Las fechas
para las licitaciones de estos contratos
a6n no han sido determinadas.

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