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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: June 19, 1992
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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Volume ID: VID00198
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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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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Bush visits Panama on way to Earth Summit
President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, visited
Panama last week to call on Panama President Guillermo
Endara. During the visit, Bush was the guest of honor at a.-
luncheon at Panama's Presidential Palace, where ~e/.e
congratulated Panama for the country's high rate of ecojrifikl'
growth during the last year.

President Bush also made a brief stop at Albrook iFrce
Base, where Panama Canal Commission Admilistir tor
Gilberto Guardia and his wife, Teresa, were among the ihvitl
guests. Bush thanked the citizens of Panama for welco" iing-
Barbara and him. His further remarks centered aro6ndi
supporting democracy and helping to lay a foundation for
cooperation between the United States and Panama.

President and Mrs. Bush then departed by helicopter for
Tocumen Airport and, later, Brazil, where President Bush
attended the Earth Summit environmental conference.

Presidential visit Photos by Don Goode
Panama Canal Commission Administrator Gilberto Guardia F. and Patricia Hinton, wife of the
U.S. ambassador to Panama, are among the guests who greeted President George Bush during his
visit to Albrook Air Force Base last week. At left, with the PCC Administration Building in the
background, President and Mrs. Bush take off in a helicopter en route to Tocumen Airport.

Expert drivers Photo by Susan K. Stabler
Winners of the 1991 Motor Transportation Division (MTD) Safe Driving Award Competition proudly display their
trophy and incentive awards. The Northern District drivers won the trophy with an outstanding record of only one at-
fault accident per one million miles driven last year. Pictured are, standing: General Services Bureau Director Rend Van
Hoorde, drivers Carlos Rodriguez and Mario Facete, Northern District Superintendent Wayne Seeley, driver Dario
Herndndez, MTD Chief E.B. Hickman, drivers Alejandro Caraballo and Clive Ibarra, MTD Assistant Chief Rodrigo
Eisenmann, drivers Pedro Ellis, Richard Matthews, Curtis Babb, Rafael Barnett, Jose Pirez and Alberto Phillips,
Northern District Transportation Foreman Charles Chisholm, driver Rito Jardin, Occupational Health and Safety
Specialist Thurman Carteret, driver Calvin Anderson and MTD Transportation General Foreman Rodrigo Terdn.
Kneeling are: dispatcher Andres Bouza, drivers Ricardo Smith, Efrain Gonzdlez, Rolando Blackman, Andres Chdvez,
Roberto Medina and Carlos Hall and dispatcher Samuel Phillips.

Northern district drivers win trophy
For the second straight year, the Northern.District Motor the Southern District, 64 out of 88 drivers, or 72 percent,
Transportation Division (MTD) drivers have won the earned the award. In the Northern District, over 97 percent of
division's rotating Safe Driving Award Competition trophy, the drivers, 38 out of 39, earned the prestigious award. General
As the drivers looked on with unmasked pride, Northern Services Bureau Director Ren6 Van Hoorde presented green,
District Transportation Foreman Charles Chisholm accepted wallet-sized Safe Driver Award cards to each of the deserving
the trophy from Motor Transportation Division Chief E.B. drivers, and each also received a gift from the Safety Division.
Hickman during an open-air ceremony held on the Atlantic Top award winners in the Northern District included Clive
side last week. Ibarra, who has driven for 24 years without an at-fault
The Safe Driving Award Competition was initiated in 1967 accident, Carlos Hall with 19 years, Curtis Babb with 18 years
to increase the safety awareness of MTD drivers. The trophy and Mario Facete with 17.
has changed hands many times over the years. In the Southern District, top awards for years driven
In addition to the trophy competition, drivers in both without an at-fault accident went to Clyde Watson with 19
districts also earn annual Safe Driver Awards for driving one years, Roberto Alleyne Sr. with 18 years and Gilberto Chacon-
or more years without an at-fault accident. During FY 1991, in Plata and Federico Moodie, each with 16 years.

PCC Spillway

marks 30-year

Tomorrow marks the thirtieth an-
niversary of the publication of The
Panama Canal Spillway. The first seven
months of the bilingual, weekly news-
paper were printed on letter-size paper
and only filled four pages. Its stated
purpose was to "provide information to
you and your family about your
relationship with the Canal adminis-
tration." In January 1963, the Spillway
changed to its current larger-size
format, and declared it was wearing
"long pants," as opposed to the "bikini"
format of the first issues.
The Spillway's first year, June 1962
to June 1963, was a busy one on the
waterway, with lots of news to cover. In
1962, all previous transit records were
broken with 11,340 transits, and in 1963
the number of transits was 11,317. The
Panama Canal Orientation Service
(then called the Canal Zone Guide
Service) also opened its tour program
shortly after the Spillway first came off
the presses.
Articles in the first year of publication
covered stories about Canal employees,
Canal operations and events in Panama:
The first "closed-chest cardiac.
massage" (later called cardio-pulmonary
resuscitation) classes were given to
Canal firefighters.
A Canal nurse, Nelly Cantillo,
rescued a hit-and-run victim on the
Transisthmian Highway and took him
to Panama's social security hospital.
Eight Canal employees won prizes

(Continued on page 4)



Vol. XXX, No. 13 Friday, June 19, 1992

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The Panama Canal Spillway

Friday, June 19, 1992

New Texas museum focuses

on Canal, Panama history

A Panama Historical Museum has
recently been established in the Live-
stock Exchange Building in Fort Worth.
Texas, in an area called the Stockyards
National Historical District. The loca-
tion is readily accessible from two
interstate highways and other routes and

PCC solicitation
calendar available
via computer line
The Panama Canal Commission Lo-
gistical Support Division currently of-
fers the Commission's solicitation calen-
dar via modem. This service allows all
interested parties to obtain, through the
use of a personal computer, the current
solicitation calendar of both the Engi-
neering and Construction Bureau and
the Logistical Support Division through
a computer bulletin board system.
To access the calendar through the
bulletin board system, interested parties
should set their modems with the
following transmission parameters: tele-
phone No. 52-7436; baud rate-1200;
parity-none; data bits-8; and stop bit-1.
Once the bulletin board system has
been accessed, select "B" to obtain the
solicitation calendar.
For additional information about
accessing the solicitation calendar via
modem, contact Procurement Analyst
Mario Julio at 52-7894.

Take note
The next issue of the Spillway
will be published on Thursday,
July 2, because of the Fourth of
July holiday. The deadline for
submitting material for publica-
tion in the issue is 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, June 24. Contact
the editor at 52-3202 for further
Starting Monday, June 22,
and until further notice, the Gatun
Spillway Bridge will be closed to,
vehicular traffic from 7:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. daily, including week-
ends, for repairs and painting
under contract with Ventas de
Equipo, S.A. Pedestrian traffic will
not be affected.
The Defense and Reutili-
zation and Marketing Office will
conduct a surplus sale on Thurs-
day, July 2, at Building 745,
Corozal. Customers may inspect
property from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
on June 29-30 and on July 1.
Registration for bidders will begin
at 7 a.m. on the day of the sale.
Pre-registration will be allowed.
An outbreak of criminal ac-
tivity directed at motorists has
been reported in the areas of
Maria's vegetable store and Cu-
rundu Road, near the former
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
club. Incidents have included one
or more assailants throwing heavy
rocks through vehicle windows,
particularly during the early morn-
ing rush hour and at night, for the
purpose of committing property
theft. Commission employees are
urged to exercise caution while
driving through these areas, in-
cluding keeping vehicle windows
rolled up and doors locked and
maintaining a distance of at least
one car length between vehicles.

is served by public transportation.
The museum, which was developed
by former Canal area resident Adrien
M. Bouche Jr., is free and open to the
public. Current plans include presenting
a comprehensive history of Panama
from prehistoric times to the present,
with the Panama Canal playing a most
significant role. The exhibit will be
changed periodically.
Contributions to the museum are
welcome, including such things as early
photographs and drawings of the Canal
construction era, old correspondence
and mementos, newspaper and maga-
zine clippings, books and artifacts.
Monetary donations are also appre-
For more information or to make a
contribution, contact Adrien M. Bouche
Jr., 1750 Faust St., Englewood, Fla.,
34224, or call him at 813-475-3951.
Another point of contact is Sue
McCafferty, North Fort Worth His-
torical Society, Fort Worth, Texas,
76106. She may be reached by phone at

What's happening

Swimming activities
Swimming, life saving and water
aerobics classes for all ages will be
offered by the Employee Fitness Branch
during the 1992 Summer Swimming
program that will run from July 20
through August 28. Register July 13
through July 19 at all Panama Canal
Commission pools. Call the pool of
your choice for more information.

Water aerobics
Aquatic aerobics classes are being of-
fered from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Mon-
days, Wednesdays and Fridays at the
Los Rios swimming pool. For more in-
formation, call Ivonne Pinzon at 52-6417.

Classical concerts
The National Association of Concerts
has announced its concert schedule for
the 1992 season. The Berlin Philhar-
monic String Solist will perform on
Monday, June 22; the String Trio of
Zurich on Tuesday, July 7; and the
Hungarian Virtuosi orchestra on Tues-
day, August 4. The final concert of the
season will be performed by pianist Pas- *
cale Le Corre on Tuesday, September 8.
All performances will be presented at
8 p.m. at the ATLAPA Convention
Center. Tickets are $20, or $5 for
students, and may be purchased at
Argosy Bookstore or the Association.
For more information, call 25-4951.

Engineers meeting
The Panama Canal Society of
Professional Engineers will hold its
annual meeting and board of directors
installation at a dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 26, at the El Meson del
Prado on Ricardo J. Alfaro Avenue.
Luis A. Alvarado, chief of the Oper-
ations Section, Panama Canal Commis-
sion Meteorological and Hydrographic
Branch, will present a speech titled
"Hydrology of the Panama Canal."
Tickets are $10 per person and may
be purchased from the members of the
board, including President Enrique
Sanchez (52-7205), President Elect
Carlos A. Rodgers, Jr. (56-6742), past
President Ilya Espino de Marotta (52-
1712), Vice-president Orlando A. Ken-
ny (56-6441), Secretary-treasurer Luis
A. Santanach (56-6304) and National
Director Enrique B. MArquez (52-
3485). Dress will be Guayabera.

Rams get-together
In connection with the Panama Canal
Society of Florida reunion, a family get-
together for those who have played or
been associated with the Rams junior
football program will be held from 2 to
4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the
Holiday Inn lounge. For further
information contact Jack Hem at 52-
6640 or John Wolff at 52-2906.

Position Vacancy List
Applicants must have career or career-conditional status. Application forms must be submitted to the
Employment and Placement Branch (Building 366, Ancon) on Form 443. Application for Transfer, no later than
seven days from the date of this publication.
Persons selected for appointment to a permanent position and persons selected for testing-designated positions
(TDPs) will be subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment or permanent position
change. Persons already serving in a TDP will not be subject to urinalysis prior to a permanent position change.
Qualifications standards may be reviewed at the Panama Canal Commission Technical Resources Center
(Building 38. Balboa). For actions other than a promotion. modified qualifications will be used to qualify
applicants when their backgrounds included closely related experience that provides the skills necessary for
successful performance.
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 grade. step and wage base in accordance with regulations.
Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch (telephone 52-3583).
.o- Va-
ca- can-
Permanent positions Salaries Unit tion cies
Budget assistant, NM-71 . . . .. $10.50/$13.64 Logistical P I
Computer support assistant, NM-6' 2 (Knowledge
of computers required) . . . . .$9.45 $12.28 Electrical P I
Only PCC employees will be considered.
SApplicants may qualify with at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower level or the second
lower level of this position.
1 Documentation that applicant meets special requirements must be filed in Official Personnel Folder or
attached to the application; otherwise, applicant will not be considered for the vacancy.
The Panama Canal Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Tennis tournament
The Employee Fitness Branch will
sponsor an open tennis tournament
from July II through 19 at the Diablo
tennis court. The competition will be
divided into three categories, including
advanced singles for men, intermediate
doubles for men and intermediate
doubles for women. Registration is now
open at the Diablo gym. For more
details, call Roberto Vaca at 52-6827 or
52-3896 from 1:30 to 8 p.m.

High School reunion
The Paraiso High School class of
1967 will hold"A Happy Hour" reunion
at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at
Rostty's Place. The event will include
prizes and surprises. For tickets or for
more information, contact Dr. Ray-
mond George at 52-3638 or 52-3233.

Canal dependents
win scholarships
to local college
Ten Panama Canal Commission
dependents have been awarded full
tuition scholarships through the Pana-
ma Canal Commission for the- up-
coming fall and spring semesters at the
Panama Canal College.
Congratulations to Aminta Almen-
gor, dependent of Genito Almengor,
Admeasurement Division; Lukisha
Barrera, dependent of Rail Barrera,
Fire Division; Jenille Blades, dependent
of Christina Blades, Data Processing
Systems Division; Jocelyn Borsellino,
dependent of Abel Borsellino, Canal
Protection Division; Rachel Bottin,
dependent of Lourdes Bottin, Office of
Executive Administration; Zoila Hud-
son, dependent of Federico Hudson,
Locks Division; Itzel Manning, de-
pendent of Ricardo Manning, Logis-
tical Support Division; Aida Mendez,
dependent of Juan Manuel Mendez,
Launch/Linehandling Branch; Alonso
Spence, dependent of Rogelio Hall,
Electronics Branch; and Charlotte
Wilde, dependent of Richard Wilde,
Construction Division.
Applicants were judged on academic
excellence, leadership and financial need.

Page 2

Cycling the

Miguel Pedro
Lawisch visits
Miraflores Locks
before resuming a
". bike trip to Los
.. Angeles. A 26-year-
old civil engineering
student, Lawisch
began the trip in
Santa Cruz do Sul,
Brazil. He arrived in
.Panama b' plane
from Cartagena.
Colombia, on
Ma'y 10 for a two-
day stay before
continuing toward
his final destination.
Pedaling 100
kilometers per day
and resting 48 hours
after ever.' 400
kilometers, he
expects to get there
in August, one year
7 after starting.
Photo by Paul Reid

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Friday, June 19, 1992

The Panama Canal Spillway

French seafarer visits Canal on fourth world tour

By Susan Harp
French mariner Marcel Bardiaux, a
legendary figure in France and among
sailing aficionados, may have sailed
around the world by himself three
times, but he never transited the
Panama Canal until this past May. Not
only is the 82-year-old a self-taught
sailor and navigator, but he also builds
his own boats. He sailed to Panama
from the Pacific coast of Mexico and
spent a few weeks here provisioning his
boat, the Inox, and visiting with people
at the French embassy.
During an interview aboard his 48-
foot sailboat, Bardiaux explained that
he began his love affair with the water
when he was only 11 years old. Inspired
in part by meeting a Frepchman who
had sailed around the world alone, he
built himself a canoe and learned to
paddle on the Seine River. Eventually,
he became one of France's champion
canoeists and gained fame for making
an 8,000-mile odyssey on the major
European rivers.
After conquering the rivers, Bardiaux
turned to the sea. He built his first
ocean-going sailboat, The Four Winds,
of wood. From 1950 to 1958, he sailed it
around the world solo, including a
passage around Cape Horn, where the
seas were so heavy that they rolled his
boat completely over, not once, but
Bardiaux made his current sailboat,
the Inox, entirely of stainless steel..The
name comes from the French word for
stainless, "inoxydable." The mast, hull,
rigging and even the anchor chain are all
hand-welded by Bardiaux. Why stain-

less steel? Its flexibility offers better
resistance to ocean forces, Bardiaux
explains, and the vessel has served him
well for the last 28 years.
Defying age, Bardiaux appears to be
in fine physical shape. On board the
Inox in the Balboa Yacht Club harbor,
he demonstrated his agility by executing
a somersault in mid-air while hanging
on to the rigging. The spry octogenarian
doesn't eat meat, use glasses (except
when reading nautical maps) or like

World traveler
Anchored at the entrance to the
Panama Canal and within sight
of the Bridge of the Americas,
the two-masted, stainless steel
sailboat "Inox" awaits its turn
for a northbound transit. French-
man Marcel Bardiaux, above,
constructed the "Inox" and is
completing his fourth circum-
navigation of the globe.
Photos by Michael Maduro

doctors. A firm believer in preventative
medicine, he consumes a daily dose of
fresh garlic and onions. Avoiding
modern gadgets, he owns no electronic
navigational equipment, preferring to
use a sextant and the stars. "I use almost
the same equipment as. Cristopher
Columbus," he jokes.
Bardiaux transited northbound
through the Canal on May 31 with the
assistance of Panama Canal Commis-
sion Transit Advisor Galo Gutierrez.

Gutierrez, who has made more than 45
small boat transits, comments that the
Inox's transit was the easiest yet because
of Bardiaux's superior boatmanship.
Bardiaux is headed for Canada to
raise money by selling his books. He has
written five of them, one about
constructing The Four Winds, two
about his world travels and two about
the most interesting people he met
during his travels-women, he notes
with a sly smile.

Drugs threaten

health, safety
During June, the Panama Canal
Commission's Employee Assistance
Program (EAP) is taking steps to
increase employee awareness of drug
and alcohol abuse in our community.
The Commission's EAP counselors
offer the following information:

In Panama, the use of drugs begins
at a very early age. Among youngsters
between 12 and 14 years old, 60 percent
have used alcohol, four percent have
used tranquilizers and nearly four
percent have used inhalants. Prevention
must begin before a child is ten years

People who use cocaine run the
risk of heart attack, stroke and lung
failure. A cocaine overdose can make
even a healthy heart stop beating.
Cocaine raises blood pressure, which
can cause a stroke. Effects may include
loss of muscle control, speech problems
and memory loss. Seizures caused by
cocaine can even shut down the lungs.

Women who use cocaine while
pregnant are more likely to lose their
babies to Sudden Infant Death Syn-
drome (SIDS). Victims of SIDS die in
their sleep without warning.

Cocaine abusers have more fre-
quent accidents than their co-workers.
This is largely because the drug makes
them speedy and careless, impairs their
judgement and allows them to be easily
A worker whose mental or
physical state is affected by cocaine may

be unfit for duty. Common symptoms
of cocaine impairment, such as irri-
tability, mood swings, nervousness,
hyperactivity and hallucinations, may
be detrimental to the job and to the
entire workplace.

If you desire help, or simply answers,
you are encouraged to contact the EAP
counselors at Building 288, Ancon, (52-
7885); Building 5130, Mount Hope, (43-
4553); or Building 215, Gatun, (43-
5258). Help is waiting.

Administrator, Panama Canal Commission

Associate Director

Deputy Administrator

Acting Director
Acting Editor

The Panama Canal Spillway is an official biweekly publication of the Panama Canal Commission. Articles may be reprinted
without further permission by crediting the source. All material should be submitted by 11:45 a.m. Thursday of the week before
publication or by 11:45 a.m. Wednesday if there is a holiday during the week of publication. Subscriptions for 52 issues are S6 by
regular mail, $4 by regular mail for students and S19 by airmail. Checks or money orders should be payable to the Panama Canal
Commission. Call 52-3202 for further information or write the Office of Publit Affairs, Panama Canal Commission, Unit 2300,
APO AA 34011 or Balboa Heights, Panama.

Page 3

Stamina contest participants Photo by Roberto Vaca
Winners and participants in the Employee Fitness Branch stamina contest pose with Chief Josi Jadn. left, at the
Diablo gym. The contest was one of the activities organizedby the branch during May's National Physical Fitness and
Sport Month. To show their stamina, participants did as many pull-ups, sit-ups, bench presses and push-ups as they
could in a one-minute period, using the Diablo weight room equipment. Other special activities during the month
included a super aerobics class, a four-kilometer run and a 10-kilometer run.



The Panama Canal Spillway

Friday, June 19, 1992

Dependent lands dream job

T-shirt contest winner
Canal Protection security guard
Rodrigo F. Cigarruista displays his
winning design for this year 's 4th of
Julvi T-shirt contest. Cigarruista's
design depicts Panama's flora and
fauna, highlighting the role of the
U.S. Armed Forces in the Panama
Canal's defense from WWII to
present days. The annual contest is
sponsored by the local chapter of
the Boy Scouts of America, with
proceeds from the T-shirt sales used
to fund the organization activitiese.
The T-shirts will be sold on both
sides of the Isthmus beginning on
Monday, June 22, at the Commis-
sion's Administration Building and
at the Fort Davis Shoppette area.
Photo by Armando De Gracia

(continuedfrompagel) Spilway hits 30-year mark

in the Tenth International Marlin and
Sailfish Tournament.
Articles were written about Canal
workers who operated the Miraflores
Locks, ran launches out of the Cristobal
boathouse and calculated tonnages at
the admeasurement division.
The Marine Bureau Locks Divi-
sion received a safety award for more
than one million hours without a lost-
time accident.
A new 60-passenger, Canal oper-
ated sightseeing launch was christened
the Reina Manuelita, after Panama's
first Carnival queen. The launch even
flew the blue-and-white carnival flag.
Three phases of an overhaul at

Miraflores Locks were covered.,
Contractors began work on the
Bas Obispo-Las Cascadas Reach sec-
tion of the long-term project that
widened Gaillard Cut from 300- to 500-
The sea-going dredge Harding
arrived in Panama to participate in the
Gaillard Cut widening project.
The Thatcher Bridge (now called
the Bridge of the Americas) was
inaugurated on October 12, 1962. For
the first three and one-half hours, no
cars were allowed on the bridge so
pedestrians could enjoy a walk across it.
The first Chorrera Fair was held
from April 25 through 29, 1963. Canal
operations participated with an exhibit.

The Inter-American Highway pav-
ing and bridge-building project neared
completion, and many Canal em-
ployees used the new road to travel in
Central America.
And, last but not least, milk
cartons replaced glass bottle milk
The Spillway staff continues to serve
Panama Canal Commission employees
by providing employee information and
news about people, events and op-
portunities within the Canal com-

By Susan Harp
Many people dream of being a part of
the glamorous movie industry, but for
Jorge Ameer, son of Sybil Ameer, a
Panama Canal Commission Sanitation
and Grounds Branch administrative
services assistant, the dream has become

During the school year, Jorge Ameer
is a studio design major at Texas Tech
University. He plans to graduate in May
1993. But this summer he has landed
two film and entertainment industry
jobs. First, he will fly to California to
work for a movie production company,
then jet to Florida to work for Walt
Disney World.

Training courses offered
The list of training courses available to Panama Canal Commission employees is provided below. The majority of the
courses in the first group will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. although a few will meet at different times. Check with your
training coordinator. The microcomputer classes will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The multimedia courses are
individualized training packets that employees may use by calling 52-4163 for the non-technical courses or 52-4190 for the
technical ones.

Course (and target audience)
Supervisory Development II (Supervisors who have
had Supervisory Development I).............
Skills Wjth Numbers (All employees)..........
Better Office Skills and Services (Office support
staff) .....................................
Lincoln Equipment: Operation (Industrial Division
personnel) ................................
Lincoln Equipment: Electric Circuits Repair
(Industrial Division personnel).............
Job Instruction Techniques (Atlantic Locks per-
sonnel) ................ .... ........... .
Evaluating a Contractor's Performance (Con-
tracting Branch personnel and contract specialists)
Processing Protest (Contracting Branch personnel
and contract specialists).....................
Improved Service to the Public (Office support
staff) ................................ .
Job Instruction Techniques (Supervisors, leaders
and employees responsible for training others) .
Advanced Position Classification (Position clas-
sifiers) ....................................
Supervisors' Update: Employee Assistance Pro-
gram (Supervisors) .........................
Handling Angry People(Equivalent to "Winning in
Conflict") (MAP participants, NM-13 and above)
Situational Leadership and Delegation (Managers,
MAP participants and supervisors) .... .....
DIPEC Training (Industrial Division personnel)..
Microcomputer courses
Introduction to dBase III+ ..................
Clipper 5.0 (Computer assistants, computer pro-
grammers and analysts ....................

Introduction to WordPerfect ..................

Advanced WordPerfect Features ...............

Introduction to Supercalc ....................

Multimedia courses
Providing Direction and Monitoring Performance
Communicating Across Functions
Creating Upward Communication
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In Los Angeles, Ameer will be
working in the national promotions
department at New Line Cinema for
two months as a student intern. His jobs
there include finding corporate spon-
sors for feature films, then coordinating
with the film makers to strategically
place the corporations' products in the

The second part of his summer will be
spent in Orlando, Fla., working for his
third year in a row at Disney. His past
duties there included working on a 30-
second commercial promoting Walt
Disney Studios and on a display for the
Mannequins Dance Palace on Pleasure

His work at Disney helped him land
the internship at New Line Cinema,
Ameer explains. Extracurricular school
activities also helped. At Texas Tech,
Ameer is the director and production
designer for the Modern Music D. J.
Contest and set designer for the Miss
Texas Tech Pageant. He is also
president of the University's Panama-
nian Association and a member of the
executive board of the University Films

A career in the art or promotional
fields of film making is Ameer's ultimate
goal. His hard work certainly seems to
be paying off.

Attend firefighting course Photo by Armando De Cracia
Panama Canal Commission and Republic of Panamafirefighterspausefor a
photo during a five-day advanced marine firefighting course presented
recently at the PCC training center by the Maryland Maritime Institute of
Technology and Advanced Graduate Studies.

Complete dry dock course Photo by Susan K. Stabler
Industrial Division employees who recently completed a course in dry dock
procedures presented byv Crandall Dry Dock Engineers, Inc., pose for a
photo with instructor Robert Heger, at left, on the floor of the division's old
French dry dock.

Bush visita PanamB rumbo a cumbre ecol6gica
El Presidente George Bush y su esposa, Barbara, visitaron
Panami la semana pasada para reunirse con el Presidente
Guillermo Endara. Durante la visita, Bush fue invitado de
honor en un almuerzo en el Palacio Presidencial, en donde
felicit6 a Pananm por el alto indice de crecimiento econ6mico
registrado el afio pasado.

El Presidente Bush tambi~n visit6 brevemente la Base AMrea
de Albrook, en donde el Administrador de la Comisi6n del
Canal Gilberto Guardia F. y su esposa, Teresa, figuraban entre
los invitados especiales. Ahi Bush agradeci6 la acogida de los
panamefios. Tambi6n se refiri6 a los esfuerzos de apoyo a la
democracia y a cimentar las bases para la cooperaci6n entre los
Estados Unidos y Panama.

Despuds el Presidente y la Sra. Bush partieron en helic6ptero
hacia el aeropuerto de Tocumen, y luego para Brasil, en donde
asisti6 a la cumbre ecol6gica mundial.

Visita Presidencial Fotos por Don Goode
El Administrador de la Comisidn del Canal de Panamd Gilberto GuardiaE. y Patricia Hinton,
esposa del embajador de los Estados Unidos en Panamd. dan la bienvenida al Presidente George
Bush durante su visita a la Base Adrea de A Ibrook la semana pasada. A la izquierda, con el Edificio
de A dministracidn al fondo, el Presidente v la Sra. Bush viajan en helicdptero hacia el aeropuerto
de Tocumen.


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Vol. XXX, No 13 Viernes 19 de junio de 1992

Conductores expertos Foto por Susan K. Stabler
Los ganadores de la Competencia de Manejo Seguro de la Divisidn de Transporte'Motorizado (D TM) muestran el trofeo
-.-Y premios de incentivo. Los conductores del Distrito Norte ganaron con un record sobresaliente de sdlo un accidente
culpable en un milldn de millas conducidas el ao pasado. En lafoto estdn, depie, el Director de Servicios Generales Rend
Van Hoorde, los conductores Carlos Rodriguez y Mario Facete, el superintendente del Distrito Norte Wayne Seeley, el
conductor Dario Herndndez, el jefe de DTM E.B. Hickman, los conductores Alejandro Caraballo *y Clive Ibarra, el
subjefe de D TM Rodrigo Eisenmann, los conductores Pedro Ellis, Richard Matthews, Curtis Babb, Rafael Barnett, Josd
Pdrez y Alberto Phillips, el capataz de transporte del Distrito Norte Charles Chisholm, el conductor Rito Jardin, el
especialista en salud y seguridad ocupacional Thurman Carteret, el conductor Calvin Anderson y el capataz general de
transporte de DTM Rodrigo Terdn. De rodillas estdn el despachador Andres Bouza, los conductores Ricardo Smith,
Efrain Gonzdlez, Rolando Blackman, Andrds Chdvez, Roberto Medina y Carlos Hall y el despachador Samuel Phillips.

Choferes del Atlintico ganan trofeo

Por segundo afio consecutivo, los conductores de la
Divisi6n de Transporte Motorizado(DTM) del Distrito Norte
ganaron el trofeo rotativo de la Competencia de Manejo
Seguro. Ante la mirada orgullosa de los conductores, el
capataz de transporte del Distrito Norte, Charles Chisholm,
acept6 el trofeo de manos del jefe de la divisi6n, E. B.
Hickman, en una ceremonia al aire libre realizada en el lado
Aftlntico la semana pasada.
La Competencia de Manejo Seguro se inici6 en 1967 para
fomentar la seguridad entre los conductores de la DTM. El
trofeo ha pasado por muchas manos desde entonces.
AdemAs de competir por el trofeo, los conductores de
ambos distritos reciben Premios de Manejo Seguro por
conducir uno o mAs afios sin ser culpables de accidentes.
Durante el afio fiscal 1991, 64 de los 88 conductores del

Distrito Sur, el 72 por ciento, recibieron el premio. En el
Distrito Norte, mAs del 97 por ciento de los conductores, 38 de
39, recibieron el prestigioso premio. El Director de Servicios
Generales Rent Van Hoorde entreg6 los premios tamafio
carnet a cada uno de los ganadores. Cada uno tambi6n recibi6
un regalo de la Divisi6n de Seguridad.
Los mAximos ganadores del Distrito Norte fueron Clive
Ibarra, quien ha conducido 24 afios consecutivos sin haber
sido culpable de accidente; Carlos Hall con 19 afios, Curtis
Babb con 18 afios y Mario Facete con 17.
En el Distrito Sur, los premios fueron ganados por Clyde
Watson con 19 afios; Roberto Alleyne Sr. con 18 afios, y
Gilberto Chacon-Plata y Federico Moodie, con 16 afios cada

Spillway del

Canal cumple

treinta anos
Mafiana se celebra el 300 aniversario
del Spillway del Canal de Panama. Los
primeros siete meses, el semanario
bilingtie se imprimia en papel cuartilla y
s6lo tenia cuatro paginas. Su objetivo
principal era "informaral empleado y su
familia sobre su relaci6n con la
administraci6n del Canal". En enero de
1963, el Spillway cambi6 al formato
tabloide actual, afirmando que ahora
usaba "pantalones largos", en lugar del
formato "bikini" inicial.
El primer afio del Spillway, de junio
de 1962 a junio de 1963, fue un periodo
de mucha actividad en la via acuatica,
con muchas noticias que reportar. En
1962, todos los records de transito
anteriores fueron rotos con 11,340
transitos, y en 1963 el n6imero de
trdnsitos fue de 11,317. El Servicio de
Orientaci6n del Canal (entonces llama-
do Servicio de Guias de la Zona del
Canal) tambi6n abri6 su programa de
giras poco despu6s de la aparici6n del
En el primer afio de publicaciones, los
articulos cubrieron historias sobre los
empleados y las operaciones del Canal,
asi como los eventos en Panama:
Las primeras clases de "masaje
cardiaco de pecho cerrado" (llamado
luego resucitaci6n cardio-pulmonar)
fueron ofrecidas para los bomberos del
Nelly Cantillo, enfermera del
Canal, rescat6 a una victima de
atropello en la Carretera Transistmica y
la llev6 al hospital de la Caja del Seguro
Ocho empleados del Canal gana-
ron premios en el D6cimo Torneo
Internacional de Merlin y Pez Vela.
(Continza en la pdgina 4)

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Pigina 2

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Museo tejano ensena el

Canal, historia panamefia

Un Museo Hist6rico de Panama fue
inaugurado recientemente en el Edificio
Comercial Ganadero de Fort Worth,
Texas, en el area conocida como el
Distrito Hist6rico Nacional de los
Corrales de Ganado. El sitio es accesible
desde dos autopistas interestatales y

Ofrecen calendario

de solicitudes

por computadora
La Divisi6n de Apoyo Logistico de la
Comisi6n del Canal estA ofreciendo el
calendario de solicitudes actualizado de
la agencia a trav6s del modem. Este
servicio permite a los interesados
obtener, a trav6s de la computadora, el
calendario de solicitudes para la
Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n
y la Divisi6n de Apoyo Logistico a
trav6s del sistema de murales en la
pantalla de la computadora.
Para tener acceso a los murales, los
interesados deben fijar sus modems en
los siguientes parAmetros de transmi-
si6n: nfmero de telffono 52-7436;
regimen de baudio-1200; paridad-
ninguna; bits de datos-8; y bits de
Una vez que hayan entrado al mural,
seleccione "B" para obtener el calenda-
rio de solicitudes.
Para mas informaci6n sobre el acceso
al calendario de solicitudes via modem.
llamar al analista de compras Mario
Julio al 52-7894.

Tome nota
La pr6xima edici6n del Spill-
way saldrA el jueves 2 de julio, por
la fiesta del 4 de Julio. El cierre
para entregar material para esa
edici6n es a las 11:45 a.m. el 24
de junio. Para mas informaci6n,
Ilamar al editor al 52-3202.
Desde el lunes, 22 de junio, y
hasta nuevo aviso, el puente del
vertedero de Gatun estard cerrado
al trdnsito vehicular de 7:30 a.m.
a 4:30 p.m. todos los dias, inclu-
yendo los fines de semana,
mientras se realizan trabajos de
reparaci6n y pintura por la compa-
flia contratista, Ventas de Equipo
S.A. El trdnsito peatonal no se
La Oficina de Reutilizaci6n y
Mercadeo de la Defensa realizarA
una venta de excedentes el 2 de
julio en el Edificio 745, Corozal. Se
puede inspeccionar la mercancia
de 8 a.m. a 2:30 p.m. el 29 y 30
de junio y el 1 de julio. El registro
de licitadores se iniciara a las
7 a.m. el dia de la venta, o
durante el periodo de inspecci6n.
Se ha reportado un aumento
de delitos contra los conductores
en las areas de la tienda de
vegetales Maria y la carretera de
Curund6, cerca del antiguo Club
de Veteranos (VFW). Uno o mrs
asaltantes tiran piedras grandes a
las ventanas de los vehiculos,
particularmente durante las horas
pico de la maiana y en la noche,
para robarles. Se deben tomar
precauciones extremas al condu-
cir por estas areas, mantener las
ventanas arriba y los seguros
puestos y manejar a una distancia
de por lo menos un carro entre,

otras rutas, asi como por transporte
El museo, que fue desarrollado por el
antiguo residente del Area canalera
Adrien M. Bouche Jr., esta abierto al
piblico sin costo alguno. El museo
presentara la historia panamefia, desde
la prehistoria hasta nuestros dias,
destacando el papel importante del
Canal de PanamA. Las exhibiciones se
cambiarAn periodicamente.
El museo acepta contribuciones,
incluyendo fotografias y dibujos de la
construcci6n del Canal, corresponden-
cia y recuerdos antiguos, periodicos y
recortes de revistas, libros y artefactos.
Las donaciones monetarias tambi6n
son apreciadas.
Para mas informaci6n, o para hacer
contribuciones, contactar a Adrien M.
Bouche Jr., 1750 Faust St., Englewood,
Fla., 34224, o Ilamarlo al 813-475-3951.
Tambi6n se puede contactar a Sue
McCafferty en la North Fort Worth
Historical Society, Fort Worth, Texas,
76106; o en el tel6fono 817-625-5082.

Viernes 19 de junio de 1992

Eventos locales

Reuni6n escolar
Los graduandos del 67 de la Escuela
Secundaria de Paraiso tendrAn un
"happy hour"a las 5 p.m. el 26 dejunio
en Rostty's. El evento incluira premios y
sorpresas. Para boletos o mas informa-
ci6n, Ilamar al Dr. Raymond George al
52-3638 6 52-3233.

Aer6bicos acubticos
Clases de ejercicios aer6bicos acuAti-
cos se ofrecen de 10:15 a 10:45 a.m. los
lunes, miercoles y viernes en la piscina
de Los Rios. Para mas informaci6n,
lamar a Ivonne Pinz6n al 52-6417.

Conciertos clasicos
La Asociaci6n Nacional de Concier-
tos ha anunciado su programa para la
temporada de 1992. El pianista Miguel
Angel Estrella actuarA el 10 dejunio; los
Solistas de Cuerdas de la Filarm6nica
de Berlin, el 22 de junio; el Trio de
Cuerdas de Zurich, el 7 de julio; y la
Orquesta de Virtuosos Hingaros, el 4
de agosto. El concierto final de la
temporada sera ofrecido por el pianista
Pascale Le Corre el 8 de septiembre.
Todas las funciones se presentaran a
las 8 p.m. en el Centro de Convencio-
nes ATLAPA. Los boletos cuestan $20
($5 para estudiantes) y pueden com-
prarse en la Libreria Argosy o en la
asociaci6n. Para mis informaci6n,
Ilamar al 25-4951.

Sociedad de ingenieros
La Sociedad de Ingenieros Profesio-
nales del Canal de Panama tendrAn su
reuni6n anual y la toma de posesi6n de
su junta directiva en una cena informal
a las 6:30 p.m. el viernes 26 dejunio en
el Mes6n del Prado de la Avenida
Ricardo J. Alfaro. Durante elacto, Luis
A. Alvarado, jefe de la secci6n de
operaciones del Ramo de Meteorologia
e Hidrologia, disertarA sobre "La
Hidrologia del Canal de Panama".
Los boletos cuestan $10 por persona,
y pueden adquirirse con los miembros
de la directiva, incluyendo a! presidente,
Enrique SAnchez (52-7205); al presiden-.
te electo, Carlos A. Rodgers Jr. (56-
6742); la antigua presidenta, Ilya Espino
de Marotta (52-1712); el vicepresidente,
Orlando A. Kenny (56-6441); el secreta-
rio-tesorero Luis A. Santanach (56-
6304), y el director nacional Enrique B.
MArquez (52-3485).

Reuni6n de los Rams
Durante la reuni6n de la Sociedad del
Canal de PanamA de Florida se
realizara un encuentro familiar para
quienes hayan jugado o estado asocia-
dos con el equipo infantil de futbol
americano Rams. La reuni6n tendrA
lugar de 2 a 4 p.m. el 20 de junio en el
Holiday Inn. Para mas informaci6n,
Ilamar a Jack Hem al 52-6640 o a John
Wolff al 52-2906

Lista de Vacantes
Los solicitantes deben ser empleados de carrera o de carrera condicional. Los formularios de solicitud deben
presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. Edificio 366. Anc6n, en el Formulario 443. Solicitud de
Traslado. a mAs tardar siete dias despues de publicado este aviso.
Aquellos que scan escogidos para un puesto permanente o para un Puesto Designado para Prueba al Azar por
Drogas (TDP) tendrAn que someterse a una prueba de urinalisis para descartar el uso ilegal de drogas antes del
nombramiento o del cambio de posici6n permanente. No se exigird el urinalisis a los empleados que ocupen un
puesto sujeto a prueba por drogas y anteriormente se hayan sometido a dicha prueba.
Ios solicitantes podrAn repasar los req uisitos de cada puesto en el Centro de Recursos Tecnicos de la Comisi6n
del Canal de Panama (Edificio 38, Balboa). Aquellos que. por raz6n de su experiencia, posean las pericias y
habilidades necesarias para ejercer el puesto exitosamente serAn calificados en base a requisitos modificados. Esto
no se aplica si se trata de un ascenso.
Las tarifas de pago abajo citadas son las tarifas minimas y miximas de pago por hora correspondientes a los
grados de las vacantes anunciadas. Los empleados seleccionados para llenar una vacante seran colocados en el
escal6n, grado y tarifa bAsica salarial correspondiente. de conformidad con los reglamentos.
Para mayor informaci6n. comuniquese con el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones, Ilamando al 52-3583.
Salario Si- can-
Puestos permanentes basico I nidad tio tes
Asistente de presupuesto, NM-7' 2 .. .. $. .$10.50/$13.64 Logistica P I
Asistente de apoyo de computadoras, NM-6' 3
(Debe tener conocimientos de coinputadoras) $9.45/$12.28 Electricidad P I
1 S61o se considerara a empleados de la Comisi6n.
2 Los solicitantes pueden calificar si tienen por lo menos un afio de experiencia especializada en el nivel
inmediatamente inferior o en el segundo nivel inferior a este puesto.
SLa documentaci6n que pruebe que el solicitante Ilena los requisitos especialesdebeadjuntarsea la solicit ud o
incluirse en el expediente oficial de personal: de lo contrario. no se considerard al solicitante para la vacante.
La Comisi6n del Canal de Panama es un empleador que se ajusta a la Ley sobre Igualdad
de Oportunidades.

Torneo de tenis
El Ramo de Acondicionamiento
Fisico del Empleado patrocinard un
torneo abierto de tenis del 1I al 19 de
julio en las canchas de Diablo. La
competencia se dividira en tres catego-
rias, incluyendo sencillos masculinos
avanzados, dobles masculinos interme-
dios y dobles femeninos intermedios.
Las inscripciones estin abiertas en el
gimnasio de Diablo. Para mas informa-
ci6n, Ilamar a Roberto Vaca al 52-6827
6 52-3896 de 1:30 a 8 p.m.
Clases de nataci6n
Clases de nataci6n, salvamento y
ejercicios aer6bicos acuiticos para
todas las edades ofrecerA el Ramo de
Acondicionamiento Fisico del Emplea-
do en el programa de verano, del 20 de
julio al 28 de agosto. La inscripci6n es
del 13 al 19 de julio en todas las piscinas
de la Comisi6n. Llamar a su piscina
preferida para mAs informaci6n.

Hijos de empleados

ganan becas para

universidad local
La Comisi6n del Canal ha otorgado
becas completas a diez dependientes
para los pr6ximos semestres del
Panama Canal College.
Felicitaciones a Aminta Almengor,
dependiente de G6nito Almengor, de la
Division de Arqueo; Lukisha Barrera,
dependiente de Ra6l Barrera, de la
Divisi6n de Bomberos; Jenille Blades,
dependiente de Christina Blades, de la
Divisi6n de Sistemas de Procesamiento
de Datos; Jocelyn Borsellino, depen-
diente de Abel Borsellino, de la Divisi6n
de Protecci6n al Canal; Rachel Bottin,
dependiente de Lourdes Bottin, de la
Oficina de Administraci6n Ejecutiva;
Zoila Hudson, dependiente de Federico
Hudson, de la Divisi6n de Esclusas;
Itzel Manning, dependiente de Ricardo
Manning, de la Divisi6n de Apoyo
Logistico; Aida Mendez, dependiente
de Juan Manuel M6ndez, del Ramo de
Lanchas y Pasacables; Alonso Spence,
dependiente de Rogelio Hall, del Ramo
de Electr6nica; y Charlotte Wilde,
dependiente de Richard Wilde, de la
Divisi6n de Construcci6n.
Los aspirantes fueron evaluados en
base a su excelencia acad6mica, lideraz-
go y necesidades financieras.

Pedaleando por
Miguel Pedro
Lawisch se detiene
en las Esclusas de
Miraflores para un
.vistazo rdpido al
Canal de Panamd
antes de continuarsu
A i viaje de 20,900 kmus.
en bicicleta hasta
Los Angeles. Un
estudiante de
ingenieria de 26
ahos, Lawvisch sali6
de su ciudad natal,
Santa Cruz do Sul,
en Brasil. Lleg6 a
Panamd por avidn
5 desde Cartagena,
Colombia, el 10 de
mayo para quedarse
dos dias antes de
Pedaleando 100kms.
diarios i descansando
48 horas despuds de
-cada 400 kms.
recorridos, espera
Ilegar en agosto, un
Salio despuds de
Foto por Paul Reid

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Vieres 19 de junio de 1992

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Famoso navegante cruza el Canal en cuarto viaje

Por Susan Harp
El navegante frances Marcel Bar-
diaux, figura legendaria en Francia y
entre los aficionados a la navegaci6n,
puede haber navegado solo alrededor
del mundo en tres ocasiones, pero no
fue sino hasta mayo pasado que transit
por primera vez el Canal de Panama.
Este personaje de 82 afios, marino y
navegante autodidacta, construye sus
propios botes. Naveg6. hasta Panama
desde la costa pacifica de Mexico y
permaneci6 aqui varias semanas para
abastecer su velero, el Inox, y visitar la
embajada francesa.
Durante una entrevista a bordo del
velero de 48 pies, Bardiaux explic6 que
su romance con el marcomenz6 cuando
tenia I1 afios. Inspirado por un francs
que naveg6 solo alrededor del mundo,
construy6 una canoa y aprendi6 a
remar en el Rio Sena. Lleg6 a
convertirse en campe6n de remo en
Francia, y se hizo famoso al realizar una
travesia de 8,000 millas por los
principales rios de Europa.
Despues de conquistar los rios,
Bardiaux sali6 al mar. Con madera
construy6 su primer velero transatlAnti-
co, The Four Winds que significa "los
cuatro vientos". De 1950 a 1958 naveg6
solo alrededor del mundo, pasando por
el Cabo de Hornos, donde el fuerte
oleaje volte6 su bote no una, sino dos
Bardiaux construy6 su 61timo velero,
el Inox, totalmente de acero inoxidable.
De ahi su nombre. El mastil, el casco, el
aparejo y hasta la cadena del ancla
fueron soldados por Bardiaux. Por qu6
acero inoxidable? Porque su flexibili-
dad ofrece mayor resistencia a la fuerza

del mar, explica Bardiaux. La nave no
ha tenido problemas en los Ciltimos 28
Desafiando la edad, Bardiaux parece
estar en buenas condiciones fisicas. A
bordo del Inox, en el Club de Yates de
Balboa, demostr6 su agilidad ejecutan-
do un salto mortal en el aire
sosteni6ndose de unas cuerdas. El activo
octogenario no come came ni usa lentes
(excepto para leer cartas marinas) ni
acude al m6dico. Un firme creyente de la

Navegante intr6pido
Anclado en la entrada del
Canal de Panamd, con el
Puente de las AVPricas a!
fondo. el "Inox 'velero de dos
mdstiles construido de acero,
espera turno para transitar
hacia el A tldntico. El construc-
tor del "Inox' el francs
Marcel Bardiaux, arriba, estd
completando su cuarto viaje
alrededor del mundo.
Fotos por Michael Maduro

medicina preventiva, consume una
d6sis diaria de ajo y cebolla frescos.
Evita los aparatos modernos y no usa
ning6n equipo de navegaci6n electr6ni-
co, prefiriendo guiarse por el sextante y
las estrellas. "Utilizo casi el mismo
equipo que us6 Crist6bal Col6n",
Bardiaux transit6 el Canal rumbo al
AtlAntico el 31 de mayo, con ayuda de
Galo Gutidrrez, asesor de transito de la
Comisi6n del Canal. Gutierrez, quien

ha ayudado a transitar a mis de 45
naves pequefias, comenta que el trAnsito
del Inox fue el mas facil gracias a la
vasta experiencia de Bardiaux.
Bardiaux se dirige a CanadA, donde
piensa ganar algtn dinero de la venta de
sus libros. Ha escrito cinco, uno sobre la
construcci6n del The Four Winds, dos
sobre sus viajes alrededor del mundo y
dos sobre las personas mAs interesantes
que ha conocido en sus viajes, todas
mujeres, dice con una sonrisa picara.

Drogas amenazan

salud, seguridad
En junio, elPrograma de Asistencia a
los Empleados (PAE) de la Comisi6n
del Canal busca hacer mAs conciente al
empleado sobre el abuso de drogas y
alcohol en nuestra comunidad. Los
consejeros de PAE brindan la siguiente
En PanamA, el uso de drogas
empieza desde muy temprana edad.
Entre j6venes de 12 a 14 afios, el 60 por
ciento ha ingerido alcohol, el cuatro por
ciento ha usado tranquilizantes y casi el
cuatro por ciento ha usado inhalantes.
La prevenci6n debe empezar antes que
el nifio tenga diez afios.
Las personas que usan cocaina
corren riesgos de ataque cardiaco y
deficiencia pulmonar. Una sobredosis
de cocaina puede parar el coraz6n. La
cocaina sube la presi6n sanguinea, y
puede causar un ataque. Los efectos de
la droga incluyen perdida del control
muscular, problemas de habla y p6rdida
de memoria. Los ataques causados por
la cocaina pueden incluso paralizar los
Las mujeres que usan cocaina
durante el embarazo tienen mis
probabilidades de perder a sus beb6s
por el Sindrome de Muerte Infantil
S6bita (SMIS). Las victimas del SMIS
mueren mientras duermen.
Las personas que usan cocaina
sufren accidentes con nms frecuencia
que sus compafieros de trabajo. Esto se
debe a que la droga los acelera y hace
descuidados, poco juiciosos y distraidos.
Un trabajador afectado fisica y
mentalmente por la cocaina no esta
capacitado para trabajar. Los sintomas

comunes por el uso de cocaina, tales
como irritabilidad, cambios de caracter,
nerviosismo, hiperactividad y alucina-
ci6n, pueden perjudicar tanto el
desempefio como el sitio de trabajo.

Si usted quiere ayuda o, simplemente,
respuestas, puede contactar a los
consejeros del PAE en el edificio 288,
Anc6n (52-7885); Edificio 5130, Mount
Hope (434553); o Edificio 215, Gatin
(43-5258). La ayuda esta esperando.

Spillway DP

Adminisirador, Comisi6n del Canal de Panamd Subadministrador
Director Encargado
Direcrora Asociada Editora

El Spillway del Canal de Panama es una publicaci6n oficial quincenal de la Comisi6n del Canal de PanamA. Los ariculos que en ella
aparecen pueden ser reproducidos sin pedir autorizaci6n, unicamente acreditando la fuente. Toda colaboraci6n debe ser entregada
antes del mediodia del jueves anterior a la semana de su publicacibn, o antes del mediodia del midrcoles si hay algln dia feriado
durante la semana de publicaci6n. Las subscripciones de 52 ejemplares cuestan $6 por corrco regular, $4 por correo regular para
estudiantes y $19 por correo a6reo. Envie cheque o giro postal a favor de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama. Para mayor
informaci6n, Ilame al 52-3202 o escriba a la Oficina de Relaciones Piblicas de la Comisi6n del Canal de PanamA, Unit 2300,
APO AA 34011 o Altos de Balboa, PanamA.

Pigina 3

En buenas condiciones Foto por Roberto Vaca
Los ganadores .i participantes del concurso de resistencia del Ramo para el Acondicionamiento Fisico del Empleado
posan con el jefe de la division, Jose Jadn, a la izquierda, en el gimnasio de Diablo. Esta fue una de las actividades
organizadas para el Mes Nacional del Acondicionamiento y los Deportes, en mayo. Los concursantes tenian que
ejecutar todas las repeticiones posibles en un minuto de una serie de ejercicios en la sala de pesas de Diablo. Las otras
actividades incluyeron una clase de super aerdbicos y una maratdn.

Spillwav del Canal de Panama

Viernes 19 de junio de 1992

Ameer realiza su sueno

Ganador de concurso
Rodrigo F. Cigarruista, guardia de
seguridad del Canal, muestra el
disefio ganador del concurso de
camisetas del 4 de julio este afio. El
diseflo de Cigarruista muestra la
flora y fauna panamehfas, y resalha
el papel de las Fuerzas Armadas
estadounidenses en la defensa del
Canal desde la Segunda Guerra
Mundial al presente. El concurso
anual es patrocinado por los Boy
Scouts, v los fondos obtenidos de la
venta de camisetas costean activi-
dades de la organizacidn. Las
camisetas se venderdn en ambos
lados del Istmo desde el 22 dejunio,
en el Edificio de Administracidn de
la Comisidn v en el drea del
shoppette del Fuerte Davis.
Foto por Armando De Gracia

(Vienedelapdginal) Spillway cumple 30 afios

Articulos sobre empleados del
Canal que operaban las Esclusas de
Miraflores, sacaban las lanchas del
-embarcadero de Crist6bal y calculaban
el tonelaje en la Divisi6n de Arqueo.
La Direcci6n de Marina obtuvo un
premio de seguridad por mis de un
mill6n de horas sin tener accidentes de
Una nueva lancha de turismo de 60
pasajeros fue bautizada la Reina
Manuelira, en honor de la primera reina
del carnaval. La lancha hasta tenia la
bandera blanca y azul del carnaval.
Se cubrieron tres fases de un
reacondicionamiento de las Esclusas de
Contratistas iniciaron los trabajos
en las secciones de Bas Obispo y

Cascadas durante el programa a largo
plazo para ensanchar el Corte Gaillard
de 300 a 500 pies.
La draga Harding arrib6 a Pana-
mi para participar en el ensanche del
El Puente Thatcher (ahora llama-
do Puente de las Americas) fue
inaugurado el 12 de octubre de 1962.
Ning6n auto tuvo acceso en las
primeras tres horas para que los
peatones pudieran disfrutar un paseo a
lo largo de la estructura.
La primera feria de La Chorrera se
celebr6 del 25 al 29 de abril de 1963. La
agencia del Canal particip6 con una
Al terminar la pavimentaci6n de la
Carretera Interamericana y la construc-

ci6n del puente, muchos empleados del
Canal aprovecharon para viajar por
Por 6ltimo, los cartones de leche
reemplazaron los envases de vidrio.
El personal del Spillway continuia
sirviendo a los empleados de. la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
ofreciendo informaci6n sobre las acti-
vidades de la agencia y noticias sobre la
gente, los eventos y las oportunidades
dentro de la comunidad canalera.

Muchas personas suefian con ser
parte de la deslumbrante industria del
cine, pero para Jorge Ameer, el hijo de
Sybil Ameer, asistente de servicios
administrativos del Ramo de Sanidad y
Predios de la Comisi6n del Canal, este
suefio se ha convertido en realidad.
Durante el afio escolar, Jorge Ameer
se especializa en disefio de estudios en la
Universidad Tecnol6gica de Texas.
Piensa graduarse en mayo de 1993.
Pero este verano obtuvo dos empleos en
la industria del cine y el entretenimiento.
Primero volara a California para
trabajar en una compaiiia productora
de cine, luego viajari a Florida para
trabajar en Walt Disney World.
En Los Angeles, Ameer trabajart
como interno estudiantil en el departa-

Ofrecen adiestramiento
La siguiente es la lista de los cursos de adiestramiento para empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panami. Los cursos
del primer grupo serin de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m.. con algunas excepciones. Consulte con su coordinador de adiestramiento. Los
cursos de microcomputadora se reuniran de 7:30 a.m. a 4 p.m. Los cursos del Centro Computarizado de Adiestramiento
(multimedia) son paquetes individualizados que pueden tomar los empleados lamando al 52-4163, si no son t6cnicos. y
52-4190 si son tecnicos.

Curso (y grupo al que se asigna el curso)
Desarrollo de Supervisores II (supervisores que
hayan tornado Desarrollo de Supervisores I) ..
Habilidades con Nimeros (todos los empleados) .
C6mo Mejorar los Servicios y Habilidades en la
Oficina (personal de apoyo) .................
Equipos Lincoln: Operaci6n (personal de la
Divisi6n Industrial) ........................
(Equipos Lincoln: Reparaci6n de Circuitos Elkc-
tricos (personal de la Divisi6n Industrial) .....
C6mo Adiestrar a Otros Empleados (personal de
Esclusas en el AtlAntico) ....................
C6mo Evaluar la Labor de un Contratista (personal
del Ramo de Contrataciones y especialistas de
contrataci6n).......................... ; .
C6mo Procesar Quejas (personal del Ramo de
Contrataciones y especialistas de contrataci6n).
C6mo Mejorar el Servicio al Pliblico (personal de
apoyo) ................................
C6mo Adiestrar a Otros Empleados (supervisores.
lideres y empleados responsables de adiestrar a
otros) ...............................
Clasificaci6n Avanzada de Posiciones (encargados
de clasificar posiciones).....................
Actualizaci6n del Supervisor: Programa de Asis-
tencia al Empleado (supervisores) ............
C6mo Tratar con Personas Enojadas (equivalente al
curso "Ganando Conflictos") (participantes del
MAP, de NM-13 en adelante) ...............
C6mo. Ser Mejor Eider y Delegar Funciones
(gerentes, participantes del MAP y supervisores)
Adiestramiento en DIPEC (personal de la Divisirn
Industrial) ............................. .
Cursos de Microcomputadoras
Introducci6n a DBase II1+ ..................
Clipper 5.0 (asistentes de c6mputo, programadores
y analistas) .. ............... .............

Introducci6n a WordPerfect ...................

Lineamientos de WordPerfect Avanzado ........

Introducci6n a Supercalc .....................


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Cursos en el Centro de Adiestramiento Interactivo (Multimedia)
C6mo Dirigir y Observar el Desempefio
C6mo Comunicar a traves de Funciones
C6mo Crear una Comunicaci6n Ascendente
Estrategias para Mantener un Desempeflo Alto
C6mo Tomar Decisiones y Acciones
Planificaci6n y Organizaci6n en un Mundo

Percepci6n y Relaciones Interpersonales
Comunicaci6n Efectiva Escrita y Oral
Introducci6n a las Microcomputadoras
C6mo Prevenir Trastornos en el Sistema de Poder
Hidriulica Industrial
Motores AC
C6mo Controlar Motores AC
Motores DC
C6mo Controlar Motores DC
Puntos Basicos Sobre el Poder Hidraulico '
Componentes del Poder Hidraulico

Pairina 4

mento de promociones nacionales de
New Line Cinema durante dos meses.
Sus funciones incluyen encontrar com-
pafiias que patrocinen los largometra-
jes, y coordinar con los cineastas la
colocaci6n estrategica de los productos
en la pelicula.
La otra parte del verano estarA en
Orlando, donde trabajard por tercer
afio consecutivo en Disney. En el
pasado, sus funciones incluyeron traba-
jar en un comercial de 30 segundos para
promover los estudios Disney y en una
exhibici6n en el Palacio de Bailes de
Maniquies en Pleasure Island.
Su trabajo en Disney le ayud6 a
obtener el internado en New Line
Cinema, explica Ameer. Sus activida-
des escolares extra curriculares tambi6n
ayudaron. En el Tecnol6gico, Ameer es
el director y disefiador de producci6n de
un concurso de"diskjockeys"de mfisica
moderna y disefiador de escenografia
del concurso de belleza de la universi-
dad. Tambi6n es presidente de la
Asociaci6n de Panamefios y miembro
de la junta ejecutiva de la Compafia de
Cine de la universidad.
La meta final de Ameer es una
carrera en las ramas del arte o la
publicidad en el cine. Y, ciertamente,
sus esfuerzos parecen estar rindiendo

Asisten a curso de bomberos Foto por Armando De Gracia
Bomberos del Canal y de Panamd posan para una foto durante un curso
avanzado para combatir incendios naritimos de cinco dias de duracidn
ofrecido hace poco en el Centro de Adiestramiento del Canal porel Instituto
Maritimo de Tecnologia y Estudios Avanzados de Maryland.

Completan curso en dique seco Foto por Susan K. Stabler
Los empleados de la Divisidn Industrial que acaban de completar un curso
en prdcticas de dique seco ofrecido por la Crandall Dry Dock Engineers Inc.
aparecen en lafotojunto al instructor Robert Heger, a la izquierda, en elpiso
del viejo dique seco frances de la division.

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