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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Alternate title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
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Panama Canal
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Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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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).
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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.
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"Official Panama Canal publication."
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Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
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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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News briefs

Safe Boarding Week results
From May 1 through 5, Marine Bureau
personnel inspected the boarding installa-
tions and equipment on 80 vessels on both
sides of the Isthmus during the annual obser-
vance of Safe Boarding Week. Forty-one
vessels were inspected at the Atlantic end of
the Canal and 39 at the Pacific. While no
vessel was denied transit, those presenting
safety hazards were required to correct them
before transiting. The annual observance is
organized by the Canal Operations Unit to
emphasize the importance of having prop-
erly installed and maintained boarding equip-
ment for the safety of the hundreds of Panama
Canal employees who daily board vessels to
help them move through the waterway.

Patrons urged to heed
parking restrictions
There has been an increase in the abuse
of the one-hour parking circle and the re-
served parking areas surrounding the Ad-
ministration Building. Commission employ-
ees who park vehicles in violation of the
reserved or time-restricted designations will
be subject to disciplinary action by their
supervisors in accordance with applicable
regulations. Other violators may be re-
ported to Republic of Panama authorities.

Facilities offices relocated
The Facilities Management and Support
Division chiefs office and the administra-
tive section have been relocated to Building
745 and Building 744B, respectively, both
on Las Cruces Street in Balboa. All phone
and fax numbers remain the same.

Spillway deadline advanced
The deadline for submitting material for
publication in the June 2 issue of the Panama
Canal Spillway has been advanced to 11:45
a.m. May 24 because of the Memorial Day
holiday. For further assistance, call the
editor at 52-3202.

Indoor smoking prohibited
in all Canal work places

Effective June 13, the Panama Canal
Commission will permit smoking only in
outdoor areas away from common work-
place entry and exit points. The new policy
applies to Commission employees, contrac-
tors and visitors.
The Housing and Buildings Branch will
display "no-smoking" signs at entrances to
buildings and public-use areas and in
restrooms. Managers and supervisors will
designate where smoking is permissible in
outdoor areas under their responsibility and
will be responsible for enforcing the policy.
Willful disregard of the policy will be cause
for disciplinary action. It is recognized that
some disruption may be experienced in
implementing the policy; therefore, employ-
ees and supervisors are encouraged to work
together for a smooth transition.
Questions concerning the policy may be
addressed to the Personnel Policy and Pro-
grams Staff (52-3466), while voluntary par-
ticipation in off-duty smoking cessation pro-
grams can be arranged by contacting the
Occupational Health Division (52-7968).



Vol. XXXIII, No. 10 Friday, May 19, 1995

High mast lighting improved at Canal locks

By Susan K. Stabler
At a rate of two to three poles per day, the
Electrical Division is currently upgrading
the high mast lighting fixtures at the locks.
The project includes replacing the light fix-
tures on 92 poles, each measuring approxi-
mately 30.5 meters high. With the project
already completed at Pedro Miguel, crews
are now working at Gatun and Miraflores.
The new fixtures are a significant im-
provement in locks' lighting and will con-
tribute to the safe transit of large-beam ves-
sels during dark hours.
The project is the result of a two-year
Engineering Division study that included an
extensive Technical Resources Center com-
puter database search and a visit to the 1993
Lightfair International Show in San Fran-
cisco. Electrical Engineer Daniel H. George
states, "Each step of the study was docu-
mented with literature, progress reports and
High mast lights were installed at all
locks under several contracts beginning in
1979. The original installation included six
1000-watt metal halide light fixtures per
pole (552 fixtures in total) mounted on rings
that could be lowered for relamping. Emer-
gency lighting was later added using quartz
fixtures, but in time they proved insufficient,
producing too little illumination and having
a short lamp life.
Between March 1989 and April 1990,
the high mast light fixtures were converted
to have instant restrike, enabling them to
return to full brilliancy much quicker after a
power outage. However, problems surfaced
with the restrike components, lamp life reli-
ability and cost.

Inter-agency group

formed to promote

safety awareness
A recent survey revealed that 90 percent
of Panama Canal Commission employees
buckle their seat belts when riding in an
official vehicle. That's the good news. The
bad news is that only 70 percent of those
employees buckle up when riding in their
own vehicles.
Wearing seat belts is the law in Panama,
but that's not the only reason seat belts are
important. Three out of ten vehicle accident
deaths occur when a driver hits the steering
wheel, and four out of ten when he or she
strikes the instrument panel or windshield.
Speed is not the main cause of accidents, as
eighty percent happen at less than 65 kilo-
meters per hour, and many could have been-
prevented by wearing seat belts.
May is seat belt month, and the Safety
Division reminds all employees that buck-
ling up can prevent injury or death in case of
collision. "The Commission is concerned
that employees not only obey the law but
also arrive home safely," says acting Safety
Programs Chief John Husum.
The Commission is not the only agency
concerned about employee safety. U.S. mili-
tary and Commission representatives re-
cently formed a committee with officials
from several Panamanian government agen-
cies; to plan a campaign to promote the use of
seat belts. The campaign includes poster
contests in schools and day-care centers,
incentive awards to those "caught" using
Continued on page 3 ...

Machinist Elpidio
Gonzdlez converts
one of the three
cable brackets to
stainless steel on a
Gatun Locks high
mast light fixture
Photo by Susan K. Stabler

The current upgrade not only solves the
restrike problem, but also increases the num-
ber of fixtures per pole from six to eight for
a new total of 736. The 600-watt high
pressure sodium lamps also provide better
illumination for fewer watts. U.S. company
Hubbell Lighting supplied the new fixtures
at an approximate cost of $520 apiece.
The Electrical Division is now complet-
ing the project at Gatun. "It has gone well,"

says electrical supervisor Guillermo
Gonzalez, noting that along with the instal-
lation, an anti-corrosion spray is being added
to the fixture mounting bolts.
At the same time, Locks Division em-
ployees are converting the three cable brack-
ets on each ring of lights to stainless steel.
"The hardest part of the whole project," says
Gatun Locks machinist helper Rafael Bravo,
Continued on page 3 ...

June telephone change affects PCC prefixes

Interim directory to be
published soon after May 30.

All telephone numbers in the Republic of
Panama will be affected by the implementa-
tion of a seven-digit dialing system at mid-
night June 2. The switchover will affect only
the prefix, as the last four digits on all exist-
ing numbers will remain the same. Within
the Panama Canal Commission system, the
following prefix changes will be noted:
52 will become 272,
56 will become 276 and
43 will become 443.
The new Commission numbers will be
published in an interim phone book that is
due out shortly after May 30. The Republic
of Panama is also putting out a new directory

in connection with the change, but the prefix
is not correctly shown for listings currently
beginning with the 52 and 56 prefixes.
A chart on how the change will affect all
Panama listings was printed in the last issue
of the Panama Canal Spillway. Those who
did not retain it may direct questions con-
cerning specific numbers to the Panama op-
erator by dialing 102.
All Commission units should have al-
ready designated representatives to attend
the special briefings that are being offered
next week to help official users prepare for
the change, and non-official users should be
notifying those who communicate with them
by telephone (including facsimile and mo-
dem connections) as well as making any
necessary changes to personal documents
and electronic systems.

Award winners Photo by Armando De Gracia
Panama Canal Commission Administrator Gilberto Guardia F. and Deputy Administrator
Raymond P. Laverty pose with this year's recipients of the Panama Canal Honorary Public
Service Award. In the back row, from left, are bronze medal recipient Charles R. Eckerle,
gold medal winner Cecil J. Williams and bronze medal recipients George M. Childers and
Master Sgt. Rene Zapata Jr. In the middle row are bronze medal winner Adrienne C.
Stallworth, silver winner Annie Jean Bandenburg, bronze recipients Lizca E. Fearon and
Maj. Lonnie D. Adkins, and silver winner Rogelio O. Boswell. In the front row are Laverty
and Guardia. Not pictured is silver medal winner Lt. Col. Mark W. Fry.



The Panama Canal Spillway,

Friday, May 19, 1995

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, ro later than
seven calendar 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
For certain positions in one-grade interval series where there is no position in the normal line of promotion,
in-service employees may qualify with at least one year of specialized experience at the next-lower or second-
lower level of the position.
Qualifications standards may be reviewed at the Panama Canal Commission Technical Resources Center
(Building 38, Balboa). For in-service actions other than a promotion, modified qualifications will be used to
qualify applicants when their backgrounds include 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).
Permanent positions Salaries Unit Location Vacancies
Contract termination specialist, NM-12 $20.11/$26.14 Const. P 1
Mechanical engineer, NM- 112 (Driver's $16.78/$21.81 Elect. P 1

license required.)
Administrative officer, NM-10 "(Bilingual. $15.27/$19.85
Personnel knowledge is required.)
Pilot-in-training, CP-2/4 1234 (Limited to 225- $51,758./
foot vessels.) (Shift work. First forty hours. $93,679. per annum
Knowledge of English and swimming ability is required.)
Shorthand reporter, NM-9 $13.87/$18.03

Personnel P

Mar. Train. P

Board of P

(Shorthand at 175 words per minute.) Local Inspec.
Temporary promotion (not to exceed 1 year)
Computer assistant, NM-7 '5 $11.34/$14.74 Indust. A 2
Upward mobility training position
Small craft operations supervisor, MS-10 267 $17.64/$20.59 Canal Serv. A/P 1/1
(Shift work. Knowledge of English, driver's
license and swimming ability required.)
(Knowledge of Spanish and high school diploma desirable.)
Upward mobility training opportunity
Small craft operations supervisor, MS-10 6 $17.64/$20.59 Canal Serv. A/P 1/1
(Shift work. Knowledge of English, driver's
license and swimming ability required.)
(Knowledge of Spanish and high school diploma desirable.)
SOnly PCC employees will be considered.
2 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 position.
STesting designated position.
4 First-time applicants must request a certification from their Administrative Officer that they have at least 520
80-hour watches as master of Panama Canal Commission vessels of 1,000 horsepower or over. Administrative
officers will, in turn, submit the certification to the Employment and Placement Branch.
s Knowledge of microcomputer database management systems (e.g. dBase III, Clipper, FoxPro, FoxBase or
compatible) is required. Knowledge of Network Control Software (e.g. Novell) is required.
6 Incumbent will be required to obtain a Board of Local Inspectors license for a 65-foot motorboat.
7 This upward mobility training position is opened to employees below the target grade level. Selectee will
qualify upon completion of the training period and will be promoted to the target grade level.
The Panama Canal Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

What's happening

Tournaments and leagues
Today is the last day to register for a coed tennis
tourney sponsored by the Balboa Fitness Center. It
will begin on May 24. To register, call Janice Padmore
(52-1212) between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. or Francisco
Ib6rico (52-2903) between 4 and 8:30 p.m.

Registration is open for an employee billiard tour-
nament for a maximum of ten players that will be held
at the Margarita gym on May 27. Call Ren6 Tempro or
Vicente Ruiz (43-7300) between 3 and 7 p.m.

Registration will continue through June 2 at the
Gatun gym foran 18-and-over basketball league sched-
uled to begin on June 19. To register, call Carlos
Campo (43-5242) between 1 and 8:45 p.m.

Registration is open through May 26 for a "3 on 3"
basketball league for Commission employees and de-
pendents 18 years or older. The league is scheduled to
begin on May 27 at the Balboa Gym. To register or for
more information, call 52-1212 between noon and 7
p.m. or 52-2903 between 4 and 8:30 p.m.

- Registration will continue through Friday, May 26,
at the Balboa gym for a men's volleyball league that
will start on June 5. Employees and dependents 18
years of age and older are eligible to participate. To
register, call Janice Padmore (52-1212) between 11:30
a.m. and 7 p.m. or Francisco Iberico or Oscar Massiah
(52-2903) between 4 and 8:30 p.m.



Administrator, Panama Canal Commission
Deputy Administrator
Director of Public Affairs
Associate Director
Associate 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 $6 by regular mail, $4 by
regular mail for students and $19 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 Public Affairs.
Panama Canal Commission, Unit 2300, APO AA 34011-2300 or
Balboa Heights. Panama.

SAC meeting
Elaine Burrows will present the year-end report
during the last Curundu Junior High School Advisory
Committee meeting of the year at 4 p.m. on May 22 at
the school library.
"Batea" art workshop
Artist Janet Levi will teach a two-day workshop on
painting "bateas," or wooden trays, from 9 to 11 a.m.
June 3 and 10. The Panama Canal Branch of the
National League of American Pen Women is sponsor-
ing the workshop that costs $40. Participants can
expect to spend an extra $25 on materials and must
preregister by calling Dottie Friedman at 52-6017.
Asian Pacific-American heritage
A luncheon-conference will be held from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 25 at the Fort Amador
Officers' Club to commemorate the Asian Pacific-
American Heritage Month. Chinese-Panamanian Cul-
tural Center director Peter Chan will talk about Asian
contributions and influence in Panama.
Health, safety and fitness programs
Gatun gym offers individual programs in abdominal
and weight reduction, and abdominal and back muscle
strengthening Monday through Friday between 1 and
8 p.m. Contact Carlos Campo (43-5242).
The Los Rios pool offers aquatic aerobics classes on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 to
10:45 a.m. Call Ivonne Pinz6n (52-6417).
The Gatun Youth Center will present a first aid
course from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 24 and 25 and a table
tennis tournament from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 29.
To register, contact Albano H. Aguilar at 43-5353
between 1 and 8:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Gatun pool will hold a basic water safety class
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 20 and 21, a course in
adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. on May 27, a skin diving skills briefing from 10
a.m. to noon on May 28 and first aid instruction from
1 to 5 p.m. on June 3. To register, call 43-5233.
Infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation will
be offered at the Gamboa pool from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
June 2 and the Gatun pool from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
June 4. For more information, call the Gamboa pool
(56-6425) or Gatun pool (43-5233).
Emergency water safety instruction will be pre-
sented at Margarita pool (43-7229) and Gamboa pool
(56-6425) on May 20 and 21. The Gamboa pool will
also hold a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course from
I to 6 p.m. on May 25 and 26.

Causeway maintenance Photo by Armando De Gracia
A contractor's dump truck deposits rock on the banks of the FortAmador causeway, while,
partially obstructed behind it, a backhoe distributes the rock evenly. The Panama Canal
Commission recently stabilized about 900feet of the causeway that wave action had eroded.

June classes offered by PCC Industrial Training Branch

The Industrial Training Branch has scheduled the courses below to upgrade the skills of Panama Canal
Commission craft personnel. All will be held at the Apprentice School from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nominations
should be submitted through training program coordinators by the suspense dates indicated. For additional
assistance, call 52-4190. Individualized training packets on a variety of subjects are available at the Technical
Multimedia Center, including the four courses listed below. Call Ivette Millan at 52-4190 for further information
on the Technical Multimedia Center.
Course (and target audience) Dates Suspense
Distributorless Ignition Systems (mechanical trades only) June 7 & 8 May 19
Forklift Operator Safety (Power Branch forklift operators) June 8 May 19
The Metric System (all employees) June 8 May 19

Pumps (related crafts)
Preventive Maintenance Building Wiring (electrical crafts)
Symbols for Welding (welders)
Refrigerant Recycling Certification Training
(air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics)
Basic Electricity for Mechanics (machinists and mechanics)
(Course meets every Wednesday.)
Reading of Load Charts (Safety Division safety officers)
Welding Symbols for Non-Destructive Testing (welders)
Technical Multimedia Center Courses
Troubleshooting in Electronic Systems (32 hours)
Digital Circuits Applications and Troubleshooting (16 hours)

Panama Canal Training Center

June 22
June 9 & 16
June 13 & 20
June 14
June 14
June 21
June 14-
August 16
June 15, 22 & 24
June 28

May 25
May 19
May 19
May 19
May 19
May 24
May 19

May 19
May 31

Industrial Pneumatics (8 hours)
Industrial Hydraulics (16 hours)

announces courses

The training courses schedule for Panama Canal Commission employees is provided below. All classes
will be conducted in English with the exception of "New Employee Orientation," which will be in Spanish.
All classes meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of "Administration Personnel Seminar: Industrial
Relations," which meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m., and "WordPerfect 6.0's Tables Feature" and "Computer
Literacy," which meet from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Nominations should be submitted through training program
managers by the suspense dates indicated. In addition, individualized packets on a variety of subjects are
available at the Panama Canal Multimedia Center, including "Introduction to Microcomputers," a prereq-

uisite to the courses marked with an asterisk.
Course (and target audience)
Supervisory Development: The Role of the Supervisor
The Leadership Challenge (NM-13 and above,
managers, division chiefs and senior executives)
VTAM/NCP Operation with Netview
(computer and Network Control Center operators)
I Speak Your Language (all employees)
How to Empower Employees (supervisors)
Administrative personnel seminar: Industrial Relations
(administrative personnel)
Personnel Management for Supervisors: Training
and Development (supervisors)
Supervisory Development: Situational Leadership
Job Instruction Techniques (supervisors, leaders, and
employees responsible for the training of others)
Proofreading Skills (clerical support staff)
Techniques for Planning, Scheduling and Controlling
Projects (employees new to project management)
Problem Solving and Decision Making (NM-7 and above)
How to Master Your Time (all employees)
New Employee Orientation (new employees)
Making Meetings Work (supervisors)
Special Supervisory Training for Mates: Module 2
(Maritime Training Unit mates)
Computer Courses
Advanced WordPerfect Features: Tables (those who
have taken "Introduction to WordPerfect")
Introduction to Supercalc *
Advanced WordPerfect Features: Columns/Graphics
(those who have taken "Introduction to WordPerfect")
Wordperfect 6.0's Tables Feature
(those who have taken "Advanced WordPerfect: Tables")
Introduction to DBase III Plus *
Introduction to Wordperfect: Module 1 *
Norton Commander Workshop *
Introduction to Wordperfect: Module 2
(those who have taken Module 1)
Computer Literacy (managers and supervisors)
Multimedia Center Courses
Communicating Across Functions (8 hours) Face to Face: C
Creating Upward Communication (8 hours) Providing Direc
Making an Impact in the Office (8 hours) Strategies for IV
Principles of Project Management (8 hours) Decision Makin
Caring for Your Customer (8 hours) Planning and 0O
Introduction to Microcomputers (16 hours) Effective Oral a
Introduction to Windows (16 hours) Perception and

Date Suspense Location
6/1 & 2 5/19 Tr. Ctr.

6/5-7 5/19

6/5 8 5/19

6/6 & 7

6/8 5/19

6/13 & 14 5/23

6/14 & 15 5/24

6/14 & 15 5/24
6/14 & 15 5/24

6/19 & 20
6/26 30

6/7 9 5/19
6/12 & 13 5/22

6/13 15
6/26 & 27

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6/27-29 6/6 717 Bal.

Communicating with Employees (8 hours)
:tion and Monitoring Performance (8 hours)
laintaining High Performance (8 hours)
ig and Taking Action (8 hours)
rganizing in a Changing World (8 hours)
ind Written Communication (8 hours)
Interpersonal Relations (8 hours)

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Friday, May 19, 1995

The Panama Canal Spillway

Drill rig does initial blasting for Cut

widening wet excavation phase

By Susan Harp
Rock disintegrated easily along the north-
ern end of Gaillard Cut when Dredging Di-
vision personnel detonated 25,000 kilograms
of explosives in a controlled blast recently.
The detonation initiated land-blasting op-
erations under the wet excavation work that
will widen the Canal along the Bas Obispo
reach near Gamboa. Part of the long-term
Cut widening program, the current work
will remove the remaining portion of the
3,060-meter-long bank that contractors pre-
viously excavated down to the water's edge.
"The total Dredging Division portion of
the project will take about 20 years, and this
year we plan to excavate about 375,000
cubic meters of material," says the division's
project engineer, Luis Paniza.
Explosives play a leading role in this
phase of the Cut widening program, as lev-
eled rock banks are first fractured and then
removed with dredges. The explosives are
carried by water instead of land, increasing
safety and saving time.

Preparing for the blast
In the photo at right, the Panama Canal
Commission's new land-based drill rig
works in the background as Dredging
Division electrical foreman Alfred L.
Bullen, right, and project engineer Luis
Paniza, center, discuss the machine's
operation with Sam S. Radjenovich, an
electronic field service engineer from
Harnischfeger P&H, the company that
custom-built the drill for use in the
Gaillard Cut widening program. Plastic
pipes mark the blast holes. At far right,
Dredging Division drill operator Alberto
Cobos, left, inserts an explosive into a
blast hole as blaster Sebastidn Carranza
holds a trunk line cord that will be used
during detonation.

The Dredging Division also saves both
time and labor by using a new electric-
powered, 200-ton drill rig to prepare the
blasting holes. The drill can perforate holes
up to 20 meters deep without having to add
on drill rod extensions. Sam S. Radjenovich,
representative for the company that custom-
built the equipment, explains that most of
their drills are used for mining. "This is a
very unique application for our machine,"
he says.
After the holes are prepared, specialists
fill them with 125-milimeter diameter ex-
plosives and detonate them in a series of
controlled blasts.
Several blasts have now been detonated,
and more are planned for this month. After
a good portion of the bank has been reduced
to rubble, the dredge Christensen's giant
bucket will remove the material.

Detonating the charge
Explosives break up some 25,500 cubic meters of material at Gaillard Cutfor later removal
by dredge.

Photos by Kevin Jenkins
and Jaime Fermndez

Skilled personnel to build"

locks locomotive from frame .

By Joaquin Horna
Panama Canal skilled craftsmen, who
are trained in many different kinds of work,
now are facing the challenge of building a
locks locomotive from scratch -- or rather,
rebuilding it from an unused frame that has
been stored for many years outside Miraflores
Locks. Last month, the frame was placed on
a flatbed truck and carried to the Industrial
Division for sandblasting, welding and paint-
The frame came from one of six locomo-
tive prototypes built by Mitsubishi in the
1960s and is one of the two prototypes that
were set aside and used for spare parts. The
other was restored by Canal apprentices last

Locks lighting improved
... continued from page 1
"is bringing the ring of old lights down and
hoisting the new ones back up." Most of the
maneuvers have been accomplished without
The direct beneficiaries of the new light-
ing are the Canal pilots, many of whom,
notes Gonzalez, have commented favorably
on the completed project at Pedro Miguel.
Canal Operations Captain G. A. Markham
states that improving the high mast lighting
has been a goal pursued by the Locks and
Engineering divisions for several years. He
praises the effort and the current results,
saying, "They have gone out of their way to
provide the best lighting available with the
technology that exists today."

year and installed as an exhibit at the newly
refursbished Miraflores Locks Visitors Cen-
ter. The four other prototypes were modified
to meet Canal needs andjoined theMitsubishi
models that replaced the original General
Electric models.
Locomotives,which keep transiting ves-
sels centered in the lock chambers, are vital
to Canal operations. The Panama Canal is
the only locks waterway that offers this safety
feature. Up to eight locomotives may be
required for a given lockage, depending on
the vessel's size and other characteristics.
Resembling small train locomotives with
a central operator's cabin, the 55-ton locks
locomotives run on tracks along the lock
walls. Their main components include two
independent windlasses, each carrying 500
feet of 1-inch-diameter steel cables that can
pull up to 35,000 pounds, and two indepen-
dent traction units, each driven by a 170-
horsepower motor. They also have 350
smaller components made of more than 3,000
mechanical and electrical parts that are pro-
cured from as far away as Australia.
The traction and windlass units are self-
contained parts that can be removed easily
for repair. Each locomotive windlass costs
$230,000 and each traction unit $280,000,
but these amounts are not reflected in the
present project's estimated cost because
spares are available. Even so, the $700,000
price tag provides dramatic evidence that
times have changed since the first locomo-
tive purchase was made in 1914, when a total
of 40 units were procured for only $528,680.

Future locomotive Photo by Susan K. Stabler
Industrial Division rigger Manuel Ramirez helps crane operator Felipe Stevenson position
the locks locomotive frame that was transported from the Pacific side for restoration. The
restored frame will be refitted with new parts at Locks Division shops and put into service
by the end of the year.

Inter-agency campaign .. continued from page

seat belts and printed reminders on vehicles.
Cooperative efforts such as the seat belt
campaign will continue to be carried out
with Panamanian agencies through an ad
hoc group called the Occupational Health
and Safety Council -- which is formed by
safety and health professionals from the
Panama Fire Corps, Social Security System
National Lottery, and water (IDAAN), tele-
phone (INTEL) and power (IRHE) utilities,
the Bayano and Panama cement companies,
the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

and the Panama Canal Commission. The
seat belt campaign is the first of several
planned cooperative efforts with Panama-
nian agencies.
"The group is planning campaigns to
promote safety in construction, especially
work in high places, and also safety in con-
fined spaces," says Safety Division Chief
William H.M. Brunner. "We plan to partici-
pate in an annual campaign against drunk
and drugged driving during the December
holiday season as well."

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The Panama Canal Spillway

Paee 4

Canal services, operations

personnel rescue yachtsman

By Susan K. Stabler
Northern District launch per-
sonnel made their fifth rescue in
the last six months on April 20, this
time with assistance from Capt.
Roger Haines of the Canal Opera-
tions Unit.
It was after dark when Michael
Dunn was approaching the break-
water entrance on his 44-foot yacht,
Coaibai. Weather conditions, ac-
cording to the Canal Operations
Unit logbook, included 15- to 20-
knot winds from the north and
northeast, normal visibility and
two- to three-foot waves with even
higher swells. Preparing to enter

He tossed both
anchors into the
sea, then yelled into
his radio,
"Pan! Pan! Pan!"

Limon Bay, Dunn started his en-
gine, faced into the wind and low-
ered his sails. Then the engine
As Dunn tried unsuccessfully
to restart it, the waves, swells and
wind pressed his craft closer to the
east breakwater. In desperation, he
tossed both anchors into the sea,
then yelled into his radio, "Pan!
Pan! Pan!"- an international sig-
nal to introduce an urgent mes-
sage. Dunn was struggling to put
up his sails to regain some control
of the yacht when the anchors let
go, causing the Coaibai to lurch
and Dunn to be thrown overboard.
Dunn's onlygood luck was that
Intelmar Radio received his dis-
tress signal and relayed it at 7:50
p.m. to port-entry coordinator
Cecilio Small, indicating that a
yacht named Coaibai was "setting
down on and in danger of breaking
up on the east breakwater in
Small immediately notified
Haines, who was inspecting a ves-

sel in the harbor. Haines returned
to the Panama Canal Commission
launch Frigate and instructed the
crew -- operator Carlos Bailey and
acting seaman Victor Molinar -- to
head outside the east breakwater to
search for the disabled yacht.
At 8:12 p.m., with the help of a
searchlight, they spotted the mast
and wreck of the Coaibai about
half a mile from the breakwater
entrance. Haines reports, "A lot of
flotsam was observed, but it was
not possible to get very close to the
wreck due to the seas and swell."
Searching for survivors, the
Frigate crew eventually spotted
Dunn, the sole crew member from
the Coaibai, in the water near the
wreck, but the seas were too rough
for the Frigate to get near him. "It
was a frightening feeling," Haines
says. "We couldn't get too close to
the breakwater."
The crew decided it would be
better to move inside the breakwa-
ter, where the water is always much
calmer. "We threw the guy life
vests and yelled at him to try to get
up on the breakwater rocks until
we could get back inside to pick
him up," Bailey says.
Dunn was brought on board at
8:23 p.m. with the help of the
launch's man-overboard ladder.
"He was bleeding all over. His
body was covered with scrapes and
bruises," notes Haines, adding, "He
was in shock, but he was actually
in pretty good shape considering
what had happened."
Dunn, who is from Carson City,
Nev., told Haines he had been sail-
ing the Caribbean and was coming
into port from the San Bias Islands.
Although he carried insurance on
his yacht, he estimated that he had
lost more than $20,000 in unin-
sured items. Haines recalls asking
Dunn about the yacht's name,
Coaibai, which is a Polynesian
word. "I don't remember the ac-
tual translation," Haines says, "but
I don't think it meant good luck."

Employees and dependents win championships coast to coast

W Ia

Pacific Little League champs Photo by Armando De Gracia
The Penn Reels, winners of the 1995 Pacific Little League championship with an almost
flawless record of 23 wins, no losses and one tie, pose for a photo. Standing from left are
Atlantic-side coed champs Photo by Susan K. Stabler team manager Cdsar Chong, Renier Chong, Roderick Castillo, Lucas Valderrama, Papias
Members and fans of the Gatun softball team, winners of the Atlantic community coed Castro, Colin Thomas, Jose Chen, Rubin Prieto and coach Pablo Prieto. Kneeling from left
softball tournament, pose with their awards. are Franklin George, Joved Moreno, Bienvenido Ledn, Andris Pages and Nathan Nehva.

Friday, May 19, 1995

"Top Gun"
Northern District lead
guard Arnulfo South
displays trophies
awarded to him in the
1993, 1994 and 1995
Canal Protection
Division Isthmian-wide
revolver shooting
competitions. He was
awarded a pair of
trophies in each
competition by placing
first in the master
category and earning
the title "Top Gun" for
achieving the highest
overall score.

Photo by Susan K. Stabler

Northern District Canal protection guards aim to win

Top shooters Photo by Susan K. Stabler
Members of the Northern District Canal Protection Division 3rd platoon display the trophies they won
during a recent shooting competition at the Caimito Range. Northern District competitors earned nine
of 12 trophies awarded. Pictured from left are guard David Machado, first-place marksman; guard
Rafael Solis, third place master; lead guard Abel Borsellino, third-place sharpshooter; guard Porfirio
Williams, second-place marksman; and watch supervisor Jerry Gorton, platoon coach, who earlier
earned the coveted title of "master" upon achieving a perfect score, his first in 23 years ofcompetition.

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Notas breves

Revisan 80 naves en el Canal
Del 1 al 5 de mayo, personal de varias
unidades de la Direcci6n de Marina revis6 las
instalaciones y equipos de abordaje de 80
naves durante la celebraci6n anual de la
Semana de Abordaje Seguro. Cuarenta y un
barcos fueron inspeccionados en el AtlAntico
y 39 en el Pacffico. No se neg6 el transito a
ninguna nave, y aquellas que presentaron
problemas de seguridad debieron corregirlos
antes de transitar.
La celebraci6n anual es organizada por la
Unidad de Operaciones del Canal para
puntualizar la importancia del equipo de
abordaje bien instalado y mantenido, el cual
es usado a diario por cientos de empleados
del Canal de Panama que abordan las naves
para ayudarlas a transitar la via acuAtica.

Usuarios deben cumplir con
reglas de estacionamiento
Se ha registrado un incremento en el uso
del estacionamiento de una hora en el circulo
en exceso del limited establecido, asf como de
las areas de estacionamiento reservadas
alrededordel EdificiodeAdministraci6n. Los
empleados de laComisi6n del Canal de Panama
que estacionen sus vehiculos violando las
designaciones de tiempo restringido o re-
servado recibiran una acci6n disciplinaria de
sus supervisores segin las regulaciones
aplicables. Los particulares que violen dicha
norma podran ser reportados a las auto-
ridades de la Repdblica de Panama.

Reubican oficinas en Balboa
La oficina deljefe y la secci6n administrati-
va de laDivisi6n de Administraci6n y Apoyo
de Instalaciones han sido reubicadas en los
edificios 745 y 744B respectivamente, ambos
en Calle Las Cruces en Balboa. Los ndmeros
de tel6fono y fax siguen siendo los mismos.

Adelantan plazo del Spillway
El plazoparaenviar material depublicaci6n
en la edici6n del Spillway del 2 dejunio ha
sido adelantado a las 11:45 a.m. del 24 de
mayoporel feriado del Diade los Cafdos. Para
mis informaci6n, llame al editor al 52-3202.

Prohiben fumar en todas
las oficinas de la Comisi6n
A partir del 13 dejunio, la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama permitird fumar s6lo en
exteriores alejados de puntos comunes de
entrada y salida en los sitios de trabajo. La
nueva politica se aplica a empleados de la
Comisi6n, contratistas y visitantes.
El Ramo de Viviendas y Edificios colocard
letreros de "no fumar" en las entradas de los
edificios y Areas de acceso piblico y en los
bafios. Gerentes y supervisores designaran
las Areas exteriores donde se permitira fumar
y seran responsables de hacer cumplir la
political. Quienes falten a la misma recibirin
acciones disciplinarias. Se reconoce que
pueden haber discrepancias al implementar
la polftica; por tanto, se exhorta a empleados
y supervisores a trabajar juntos para lograr
una transici6n ordenada.
Preguntas referentes a la political deben
enviarse a la Oficina de Polfticas y Programas
de Personal (52-3466), y la participaci6n
voluntaria en programas para dej ar de fumar,
fuera de horas de trabajo, puede arreglarse
Ilamando a la Divisi6n de Salud Ocupacional



Vol. XXXIII, NQ 10

Viernes 19 de mayo de 1995

Mejoran luces de poste alto en las esclusas

Por Susan K. Stabler
A un promedio de dos o tres postes por
dia, laDivisi6n de Electricidad esta cambiando
los dispositivos de las luces de poste alto en
las esclusas. El proyecto incluye el reempla-
zo de dispositivos de iluminaci6n en 92 pos-
tes, cada uno de casi 30.5 metros de alto.
Terminado el proyecto en Pedro Miguel, los
trabajos siguen ahora en Gatdn y Miraflores.
Los nuevos dispositivos son una mejora
significativa a la iluminaci6n en las esclusas
y contribuirAn al trinsito seguro de las naves
de mayor tamario durante la noche.
El proyecto result6 de un estudio de dos
afios de la Divisi6n de Ingenierfa, que incluy6
una extensa investigaci6n en bases de datos
computarizadas a trav6s del Centro de
Recursos T6cnicos, y una visita a la Feria
Internacional de Iluminaci6n de 1993 en San
Francisco. "Cada paso del estudio se
document6 con literatura, informes de
progreso y nuevos hallazgos", dice el
ingeniero eldctrico Daniel H. George.
Las luces de poste alto fueron instaladas
en las esclusas mediante varios contratos
desde 1979. La instalaci6n original incluy6
seis dispositivos de luz de haluro de metal de
1000 vatios por poste (552 dispositivos en
total), montados sobre anillos que podian ser
bajados para cambiarlos. Mas tarde se afiadi6
el alumbrado de emergencia usando dispositi-
vos de cuarzo, pero con el tiempo demostraron
ser insuficientes, produciendo muy poca
iluminaci6n y teniendo una corta vida itil.
Entre marzo de 1989 y abril de 1990, los
dispositivos de luces de poste alto se convir-
tieron a reencendido instantaneo, permiti6n-
doles recuprar su mAximo brillo mucho mas
ripido luego de un corte el6ctrico. Pero sur-

Agencias se unen

en campana para

promover seguridad
Una encuesta reciente revel6 que el 90 por
ciento de los empleados del Canal de Panama
utiliza el cintur6n de seguridad al conducir un
vehiculo oficial. Esa es la buena noticia. La
mala es que s6lo el 70 por ciento de ellos usa
el cintur6n al conducir su vehiculo propio.
Laleyobligaausarel cintur6n enPanama,
pero esa noes la inica raz6n por la cual es im-
portante. Tres de cada diez muertes por acci-
dentes automovilisticos ocurren cuando un
conductor golpea el tim6n, y cuatro de cada
diez cuando 61 o ella se estrellan contra el ta-
blero o el parabrisas. La velocidad no es la
causa principal de estos accidentes, pues 80
por ciento ocurren a menos de 65 kil6metros
por hora, y muchos pudieron evitarse usando
el cintur6n de seguridad.
Mayo es el mes del uso del cinttur6n de
seguridad, y la Divisi6n de Seguridad recuerda
a todos los empleados que su uso puede
prevenir una lesi6n o la muerte en caso de una
colisi6n. "A la Comisi6n le interesa no s6lo
que los empleados cumplan la ley, sino que
lleguen a salvo ala casa",dice el Jefe Interino
de Programas de Seguridad John Husum.
La Comisi6n no es la dnica agencia
preocupadaporla seguridadde losempleados.
Funcionarios de varias agencias del gobierno
panamefio formaron recientemente un comit6
con representantes del ej6rcito de los Estados
Unidos y laComisi6n del Canal paraplanificar
una campafia que promueva el uso del
cintur6n de seguridad. La campafia incluye
ContinUa en la pdgina 3 ...

gieron problemas con los componentes de
reencendido, calidad de vida 6til y costos.
La mejora actual no s6lo resuelve el
problema de reencendido, sino tambi6n
aumenta la cantidad de dispositivos por poste
de seis a ocho para un nuevo total de 736. Las
limparas de sodio de alta presi6n de 600
vatios tambidn ofrecen mejor iluminaci6n por
menos vatios. La compafifa estadounidense
Hubbell Lighting proporcion6 los dispositi-
vos a un costo aproximado de $520 cada uno.

Ultimos toques
El tornero Elpidio
Gonzdlez trans-
forma a acero
inoxidable uno de
los tres soportes de
cables del anillo de
un dispositivo de
una luz de poste
alto en las Esclusas
de Gatun.

Foto por
Susan K. Stabler
La Divisi6n deElectricidad est terminan-
do el proyecto ahora en Gatdn. "Ha ido bien",
dice el supervisor el6ctrico Guillermo Gonzi-
lez, explicando quejunto con lainstalaci6n se
esti agregando un aerosol anticorrosivo a
los tornillos que montan los dispositivos".
Al mismo tiempo, empleados de la Divi-
si6n de Esclusas estan convirtiendo a acero
inoxidable los tres soportes de cables en cada
anillo. "Lo mis dificil de todo el proyecto",
ContinUa en la pdgina 3...

Cambios telefonicos afectaran a la Comisi6n

Se publicard un directorio tem-
poral despuds del 30 de mayo.
Todos los ndmeros telef6nicos en la
Repdblica de Panama seran afectados por la
implementaci6n del sistema de marcaci6n de
siete digitos desde la medianoche del 2 de
junio. El cambio s6lo afectara el prefijo, y los
cuatro iltimos digitos permanceran iguales.
Dentro del sistema de la Comisi6n del Canal,
los nuevos prefijos seran los siguientes:
52 serd 272
56 sera 276 y
43 serd 443
Los nuevos ndmeros de la Comisi6n se
publicarin en una guia telef6nica temporal
poco despu6s del 30 de mayo. Panama estara
publicando un nuevo directorio con los

cambios, pero este no muestra los prefijos
correctos para los listados que actualmente
comienzan con los prefijos 52 y 56.
Una tabla de c6mo los cambios afectarin
todos los listados en Panama se imprimi6 en
la tltima edici6n delSpillway. Quienes no la
hayan guardado pueden dirigir sus preguntas
sobre ndmeros especificos a la operadora de
Panama marcando el 102.
Todas'las unidades de la Comisi6n deben
haber designado representantes para asistir
a las charlas especiales la pr6xima semana
que ayudarin alos usuarios oficiales aprepa-
rarseparael cambio. Los usuariosnooficiales
deben notificar a quienes se comunican con
ellos por tel6fono, fax y modem, y hacer los
cambios necesarios en documentos per-
sonales y sistemas electr6nicos.

Galardonados por servicio pfiblico Foto por Armando De Gracia
El Administrador Gilberto Guardia F. y el Subadministrador Raymond P. Laverty posan
con los galardonados con el Premio Honorariopor Servicio Publico del Canal de Panamd.
Al fondo, desde la izquierda, aparecen el medallista de bronce Charles R. Eckerle, el
medallista de oro Cecil J. Williams y los medallistas de bronce George M. Childers y el Sgto.
Rend Zapata Jr. En lafila del medio estdn la medallista de bronce Adrienne C. Stallworth,
la medallista de plata Annie Jean Brandenburg, los medallistas de bronce Lizca E. Fearon
y el May. Lonnie D. Adkins, y el medallista de plata Rogelio O. Boswell. Alfrente aparecen
Laverty y Guardia. No estdn en la foto el medallista de plata Tnte. Cnel. Mark W. Fry.

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Spillway del Canal de Panama

Viemes 19 de mayo de 1995

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 mds tardar siete dias calendario despuds de publicado este aviso.
Aquellos que sean escogidos para un puesto permanente o para un puesto designado para prueba al azar
por drogas (TDP) tendrdn que someterse a una prueba de urindlisis para descartar el uso de drogas ilegales
antes del nombramiento o del cambio de puesto permanente. No se exigirA el urindlisis a los empleados
que ocupen un puesto sujeto a prueba por drogas, antes del cambio de puesto permanente.
Para algunos puestos de series de intervalos de un grado donde no existe puesto en la linea de ascenso
normal, los empleados permanentes podrin calificar con un minimo de un aflo de experiencia especializada
en puestos en el primer o segundo nivel inmediatamente inferior.
'Los solicitantes podrin revisar los requisitos de cada puesto en el Centro de Recursos T6cnicos 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, seran calificados con base en requisitos
modificados. Esto no se aplica si se trata de un ascenso.
Las tarifas de pago abajo citadas son las tarifas minimas y maximas de pago por hora correspondientes
a los grados de las vacantes anunciadas. Los empleados seleccionados para llenar una vacante serin
colocados en el escal6n, grado y tarifa bisica salarial correspondiente, de conformidad con los reglamentos.
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilamar al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones al tel6fono 52-3583.
Puestos permanentes Salario Unidad Sitio Vacantes
Especialista en terminaci6n de contratos, NM-12 $20.11/$26.14 Const. P 1
Ingeniero mecdnico, NM-I1 2 (Debe tener $16.78/$21.81 Elect. P 1
licencia de conducir.)
Oficial administrativo, NM-10 (Bilingue. Debe $15.27/$19.85 Personal P 1
tener conocimiento de personal)
Practice en adiestramiento, CP-2/4 '2 (Limitado $51,758/ Adies. P 3

a naves de 225 pies). (Turnos. Primeras $93,679 anual
cuarenta horas. Debe saber ingl6s y saber nadar).
Esten6grafo, NM-9 (Estenograffa a 175 p.p.m.) $13.87/$18.03
Ascenso Temporal (Maximo un afio)
Asistente de computadoras, NM-7 1 $11.34/$14.74
Puesto de Movilidad Ascendente
Supervisor de operaciones de embarcaciones
pequefias, MS-10 "6' (Debe trabajar tumos, $17.64/$20.59
saber ingl6s, tener licencia de conducir, y saber nadar.
Es deseable que sepa espafol y tenga diploma de secundaria.)
Oportunidad de Puesto de Movilidad
Supervisor de operaciones de embarcaciones
pequefias, MS-10 1267 (Debe trabajar turnos, $17.64/$20.59
saber inglds, tener licencia de conducir, y saber nadar.
Es deseable que sepa espafiol y tenga diploma de secundaria.)
S61o se considerard a empleados de la Comisi6n.


Mantenimiento del "causeway" Foto por Armando De Gracia
El camidn de volquete de un contratista deposita roca en la calzada de Amador, mientras
un azaddn distribuye el relleno uniformemente. La Comisidn del Canal de Panamd
recientemente estabiliz6 unos 900 pies de la calzada que las olas habian erosionado.

Ramo de adiestramiento industrial ofrece cursos en junio

J. I. Locales P 1 El Ramo de Adiestramiento Industrial ha programado los siguientes cursos para el personal t6cnico
de la Comisi6n. Se dictaran en la Escuela de Aprendices de 7 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. Se deben hacer las nominaciones
Indust. A 2 antes del plazo indicado. Llame al 52-4190 para mis informaci6n. El Centro Computarizado de
Adiestramiento T6cnico tambi6n ofrece paquetes individuales en temas variados, incluyendo los cursos
enumerados a continuaci6n. Llame a Ivette Milldn al 52-4190 para informaci6n sobre el centro.



2 La documentaci6n que pruebe que el solicitante Ilena los requisitos especiales debe adjuntarse a la solicitud
o incluirse en el expediente oficial; de lo contrario, no se considerarA al solicitante para la vacante.
SPosici6n destinada a prueba al azar por drogas.
4 Los solicitantes que lo hacen por primera vez deberin pedir una certificaaci6n de su oficial administrativo
de que tienen al menos 520 tumos de 8 horas como capitanes de naves del Canal de 1,000 caballos de fuerza
o mds. Los Oficiales Administrativos deberAn enviar la certificaci6n al Ramo de Empleos y Colocaciones.
s Debe tener conocimientos de programaci6n de microcomputadoras en sistemas de manejo de datos
(, dBase III, Clipper, FoxPro, FoxBase o compatibles). Debe tener conocimientos de software de
control de redes (, Novell).
6 El que ocupe el cargo deberA obtener licencia para manejar botes a motor de 65 pies, expedida por la
Junta de Inspectores Locales.
" Esta posici6n de adiestramiento de movilidad ascendente se abre a empleados que ocupen posiciones
por debajo del nivel del grado tope. La persona seleccionada calificarA para dicho grado tope, y serd
ascendida al mismo, una vez haya terminado el period de adiestramiento.
La Comisi6n del Canal de Panama se ajusta a la Ley de Igualdad de Oportunidades

Eventos locales

Torneos y ligas
Hoy es el iltimo dia para inscribirse en un torneo
de tenis mixto del Ramo de Adiestramiento Fisico
organizado por el Centro de Balboa. El torneo se
iniciari el 24 de mayo. Llame a Janice Padmore (52-
1212) entre 11:30 a.m. y 7 p.m. o a Francisco
Ib6rico (52-2903) entre 4 y 8:30 p.m.
Las inscripciones estdn abiertas para un torneo de
billar para diezjugadores en el gimnasio de Margarita
el sAbado 27 de mayo. Llame a Ren6 Tempro o
Vicente Ruiz (43-7300) entre 3 y 7 p.m.
-Las inscripciones para una liga de baloncesto para
mayores de 18 afios que iniciard el 19 de mayo,
continuarin hasta el 2 de junio en el gimnasio de
Gatdn. Para inscribirse, Ilame a Carlos Campo (43-
5242) entre 1 y 8:45 p.m.
Las inscripciones estan abiertas hasta el 26 de
mayo para una liga de baloncesto de "3 contra 3",
para empleados de la Comisi6n y dependientes
mayores de 18. La liga se inicia el 27 de mayo en
el Gimnasio de Balboa. Llame al 52-1212 entre
medio dia y 7 p.m.
Las inscripciones para una liga de voleibol
masculino que se inicia el 5 de junio contintan hasta
el 26 de mayo en el gimnasio de Balboa. Empleados
y dependientes mayores de 18 afios pueden participar.
Para inscripciones, Ilame a Janice Padmore (52-
1212) entre 11:30 a.m. y 7 p.m. o a Francisco
Ib6rico (52-2903) entre 4 y 8:30 p.m.

Spillway t&

Administrador, Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
Director de Relaciones Pdblicas
Director Asociado
Directora Asociada
Editor Encargado
El Spillway del Canal de Panama es una publicaci6n oficial
quincenal de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama. Los articulos que en
ella aparecen pueden ser reproducidos sin pedir autorizaci6n,
inicamente acreditando la fuente. Toda colaboracien debe ser
entregada antes del mediodla del jueves anterior a la semana de su
publicaci6n, o antes del mediodla del mifrcoles si hay algun dla
feriado durante la semana de publicaci6n. Las subscripciones de 52
ejemplares cuestan $6 por correo regular, $4 por correo regular
para estudiantes y $19 por correo adreo. 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 Relacio-
nes Publicas de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama, Unit 2300,
APO AA 34011-2300 o Altos de Balboa, Panami.

Reuni6n escolar
Elaine Burrows presentard el informe de fin de
aiho en la tiltima reuni6n del Comit6 Consultivo del
Primer Ciclo de Curundu el 22 de mayo a las 4 p.m.
Taller de arte
La artista Janet Levi dictari un taller de dos dias
sobre c6mo pintar bateas, el 3 y 10 de junio de 9 a
11 a.m. El capitulo local de la Liga Nacional de
Mujeres de las Artes y las Letras esti organizando
el taller que cuesta $40. Los participantes gastarin
unos $25 adicionales en materiales y deben
preinscribirse con Dottie Friedman al 52-6017.
Herencia asiatica del Pacifico
Un almuerzo y conferencia se realizarin el 25
de mayo de 11:30 a.m. a 1 p.m. en el Club de Oficiales
de Amador para conmemorar el Mes de la Herencia
Asidtica del Pacifico. El director del Centro Cultural
Chino-Panameiio, Peter Chan, hablard sobre las
contribuciones e influencia asidtica en PanamA.

Programas de salud, seguridad y deportes
- El Gimnasio de Gatdn ofrece programas individuales
de reducci6n de abdomen y peso, y endurecimiento
del abdomen y la espalda. Las clases son de lunes a
viernes entre 1 y 8 p.m. Para mds informaci6n,
Ilame a Carlos Campo (43-5242).
- La piscina de Los Rios ofrece clases de aer6bicos
acuAticos los lunes, mi6rcoles y viemes de 10:15 a
10:45 a.m. Llame a Ivonne Pinz6n (52-6417).
- El Centro Juvenil de Gatin ofrecerd un curso de
primeros auxilios de 4 a 8 p.m. el 24 de mayo, y un
tomeo de ping-pong de 8:30 a 9:30 p.m. el 29 de
mayo. Llamar a Albano H. Aguilar al 43-5353.
- La Piscina de Gatdn ofrecerd una clase de seguridad
acuatica de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m. el 20 y 21 de mayo; un
curso de resucitaci6n cardio-pulmonar de adultos de
10 a.m. a 4 p.m. el 27 de mayo; instrucciones bdsicas
de buceo de 10 a.m. al mediodfa el 28 de mayo, e
instrucciones de primeros auxilios el 3 de junio de
1 a 5 p.m. Para inscribirse, Ilame al 43-5233.
-Se ofreceran cursos de resucitaci6n cardio-
pulmonar de infantes y niflos, de 7 a.m. a 3 p.m. el
2 de junio en la piscina de Gamboa, y de 10 a.m. a
3 p.m. el 4 de junio en la piscina de Gattin. Para mis
informaci6n, Ilame a la piscina de Gamboa al 56-
6425 o a la piscina de Gatdn al 43-5233.
- Se ofrecera informaci6n sobre seguridad acudtica
durante emergencias, el 20 y 21 de mayo en la piscina
de Margarita (43-7229) de 1 a 5 p.m., y en la piscina
de Gamboa (56-6425) de 9 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. La piscina
de Gamboa tambien ofrecerd un curso de resucitaci6n
cardio-pulmonar de a 6 p.m. los dias 25 y 26 de mayo.

A/P 1/1 Curso (y grupo al que se asigna)
Sistemas de Ignici6n sin Distribuidor (para oficios mecdnicos)
Seguridad para Operadores de Montacargas (operadores de
montacargas del Ramo de Energia E16ctrica)
El Sistema M6trico (todos los empleados)
A/P 1/1

Bombas (oficios relacionados)
Mantenimiento Preventivo de Alambrado de Edificios (electricistas)
Simbolos de Soldadura (soldadores)
Adiestramiento para Certificaci6n Reciclaje de Refrigerantes
(mecAnicos de refrigeraci6n y aire acondicionado)
Electricidad BAsica para Mecdnicos
(mecanicos y mecanicos tomeros) (todos los miercoles)
Lectura de Tablas de Carga (Funcionarios de seguridad de
la Division de Seguridad)
Simbolos de Soldadura para No Destructivas (soldadores)
Cursos del Centro Computarizado de Adiestramiento T6cnico
Reparaci6n de averfas en sistemas electr6nicos (32 horas)
Aplicaciones y reparaci6n de averfas en circuitos digitales (16 horas)

7/8 Junio
8 Junio

19 de mayo
19 de mayo

8 Junio 19 de mayo
22 Junio 25 de mayo
9/16 Junio 19 de mayo
13/20 Junio 19 de mayo
14 Junio 19 de mayo
14 Junio 19 de mayo
21 Junio 24 de mayo
14 Junioal 19 de mayo
16 Agosto
15/22/24 Jun.19 de mayo

28 Junio 31 de mayo

Neumdtica Industrial (8 horas)
Hidriulica Industrial (16 horas)

Pagina 2

Centro de Adiestramiento anuncia cursos
Los siguientes cursos se ofrecen a los empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal de PanamA. Todos
se dictaran en ingl6s, excepto "Orientaci6n para Empleados Nuevos" que se ofrecerA en espahiol.
Todos los cursos se dictarAn de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m., con excepci6n de "Seminario sobre Administraci6n
de Personal: Relaciones Industriales", que sera de 8 a 11:30a.m. y "Funci6n para Cuadros en
WordPerfect 6.0". Las nominaciones deben hacerse a trav6s de los gerentes de programas de
adiestramiento antes del plazo indicado. AdemAs, el Centro Computarizado de Adiestramiento
(Multimedia Center) ofrece paquetes individualizados sobre una variedad de temas que incluyen
"Introducci6n a Microcomputadoras", prerequisito para los cursos marcados con un asterisco.
Curso (y grupo al que se asigna) Fecha Plazo Lugar
Adiestramiento para Supervisores: El Papel del Supervisor 6/1 & 2 5/19 C. A.
El Desaffo del Liderazgo (NM-13 y superiores, supervisores 6/5-7 5/19 Interno
jefes de divisi6n y altos ejecutivos)
Operaci6n VTAM/NCP con NetView (operadores de 6/5-8 5/19 C. A.
computadoras y de Centro de Control de Red)
Yo Hablo Tu Idioma (todos los empleados) 6/6 5/19 C. A.
C6mo Facultar a los Empleados (supervisores) 6/6&7 5/19 C. A.
Seminario para Personal Administrativo: Relaciones 6/7 5/19 C. A.
Industriales (personal administrativo)
Administraci6n de Personal para Supervisores: 6/8 5/19 C. A.
Adiestramiento y Supervisi6n (supervisores)
Adiestramiento para Supervisores: Liderazgo Seg6n 6/13&14 5/23 C. A.
las Situaciones (Supervisores)
T6cnicas de Ensefianza del Trabajo (supervisores, lideres 6/14&15 5/24 Gat6n
y empleados responsables de adiestrar a otros)
Habilidades para Corregir Pruebas (apoyo de oficinas) 6/14&15 5/24 Gatdn
Tdcnicas de Planificaci6n, Programaci6n y Control 6/14&15 5/24 C. A.
de Proyectos (empleados sin experiencia en
administraci6n de proyectos)
Solucionar Problemas y Tomar Decisiones (NM-7 y superiores) 6/19&20 5/30 C. A.
C6mo Administrar su Tiempo (todos los empleados) 6/20 5/30 C. A.
Orientaci6n para Empleados Nuevos (empleados nuevos) 6/26 6/5 C. A.
C6mo Tener Reuniones Productivas (supervisores) 6/28 6/7 C. A.
Adiestramiento Especial en Supervisi6n para Oficiales: 6/26-30 6/5 C. A.
M6dulo 2 (funcionarios de la Unidad de Adiestramiento Maritimo)
Cursos de Computadoras
Funciones Avanzadas de WordPerfect: Cuadros 6/8 5/19 717 Bal.
(quienes han tornado "Introducci6n a WordPerfect")
Introducci6n a SuperCalc* 6/7-9 5/19 Gatdn
Funciones Avanzadas de WordPerfect: Columnas/GrAficas 6/12&13 5/22 717 Bal.
(quienes han tornado Introducci6n a WordPerfect)
WordPerfect 6.0 Funci6n de Cuadros (quienes han 6/14 5/24 717 Bal.
torado "Funciones Avanzadas de WordPerfect: Cuadros")
Introducci6n a dBase III Plus 6/13-15 5/28 717 Bal.
Introducci6n a WordPerfect: M6dulo 1 6/19 5/30 717 Bal.
Taller de Norton Commander 6/22 6/1 717 Bal.
Introducci6n a WordPerfect: M6dulo 2 6/26&27 6/5 717Bal.
(quienes tomaron el M6dulo 1)
Nociones de Computadoras (gerentes y supervisores) 6/27-29 6/6 717 Bal.
Cursos del Centro Computarizado de Adiestramiento
Comunicaci6n de una Funci6n a Otra (8 horas) Cara a Cara: Comunicado a Empleados (8 horas)
Comunicaci6n Ascendente (8 horas) C6mo Brindar Gufa y Supervisar el Desempefio (8 horas)
Impacto en la Oficina (8 horas) Estrategias Para Mantener el Desempeiio (8 horas)
Toma de Decisiones y Ejecuci6n (8 horas) Principios de Administraci6n de Proyectos (8 horas)
Percepci6n y Relaciones Interpersonales (8 horas) Comunicaci6n Efectiva Oral/Escrita (8 horas)
C6mo Cuidar de su Cliente (8 horas) Planificar y Organizar en un Mundo Cambiante (8 horas)
Introducci6n a Windows (16 horas) Introducci6n a Microcomputadoras (16 horas)

Viemes 19 de mayo de 1995

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Realizan voladuras iniciales en fase

de dragado del ensanche del Corte

Por Susan Harp
Las rocas se desintegraron ficilmente en
el extremo norte del Corte Gaillard cuando
personal de la Divisi6n de Dragado deton6
25,000kilogramos de explosivos en una explo-
si6n controlada recientemente. La detonaci6n
marc6 el inicio de las operaciones de voladura
subacutfica bajo el programa de excavaci6n
que ensanchard el Canal en la aproximaci6n
de Bajo Obispo, cercadeGamboa. Los trabajos
actuales, parte del programa a largo plazo
paraensancharel Corte, incluirin la remoci6n
de la porci6n restante de la orilla de 3,060
metros de largo, excavada previamente por
los contratistas hasta el nivel del agua.
"Toda la porci6n del proyecto a cargo de
la Divisi6n de Dragado tomard unos 20 afios,
y este afio esperamos excavar unos 375,000
metros cibicos de roca", dice el ingeniero de
proyectos de la divisi6n Luis Paniza.
Los explosivosjuegan un rol principal en
esta fase del programa de ensanche, pues las
orillas de roca niveladas primero son fractu-
radas y luego removidas con dragas. Los
explosivos son llevados por agua en vez de
por tierra, aumentando la seguridad y aho-
Preparan detonacidn
A la derecha, la nueva perforadora del
Canal trabaja mientras el capataz
electrico de la Divisidn de Dragado
Alfred L. Bullen, a la derecha, y el
ingeniero de proyectos Luis Paniza, al
centro, discuten la operacidn de la
mdquina con Sam S. Radjenovich,
ingeniero electrdnico de Harnischfeger P
& H, la compaiiia fabricante. A la
extrema derecha, el operador de equipo
de perforaci6n de la Divisi6n de Dragado
Alberto Cobos introduce un explosivo en
uno de los hoyos mientras el barrenero
Sebastidn Carranza sostiene el cable de
enlace que usard en la detonacidn.

rrando tiempo.
La Divisi6n de Dragado tambi6n ahorra
tiempo y esfuerzo usando una nueva perfo-
radora el6ctrica de 200 toneladas para prepa-
rar los hoyos de las voladuras. Esta puede
perforar hoyos de hasta 20 metros de profun-
didad sin necesidad de extensiones. Sam S.
Radjenovich, representante de la compafifa
que la construy6, explica que la mayorfa de
sus perforadoras se usan para la minerfa.
"Esta es una aplicaci6n muy original para
nuestra mdquina", dice.
Una vez listos los hoyos, especialistas
los rellenan con explosivos de 125 milimetros
de didmetro y los detonan en una serie de
explosiones controladas.
Otras explosiones ya se han realizado y
hay mis programadas para este mes. Cuando
una buena porci6n de la orilla haya sido
reducida a escombros, la pala gigante de la
draga Christensen remover el material.

Detonando la carga
Explosivos hacen pedazos unos 25,500 metros clibicos de materiales, que luego serdn
recogidos con dragas.

Fotos por Kevin Jenkins
y Jaime Fernmndez


Especialistas reconstruyen

locomotora de las esclusas

Los artesanos del Canal, entrenados para
hacer una gran variedad de trabajos, enfren-
tan ahora el reto de construir una locomotora
de las esclusas -- o mAs bien, reconstruirla de
una estructura que ha estado fuera de uso
pormuchos afios. El mes pasado la estructura
fue llevada hastala Divisi6n Industrial, donde
estA siendo pulida, soldada y pintada. Debe
estar restaurada con nuevas piezas y puesta
en servicio para fines de afio.
La estructura es de uno de seis prototipos
de locomotoras construidos en los afios '60
y es uno de los dos prototipos que se dejaron
a un lado y se usaron para repuestos. La otra
fue restaurada por estudiantes de la Escuela
de Aprendices el afio pasado y es exhibida en

Mejoran luces de poste
... viene de la pdgina 1
dice el ayudante de tornero de las Esclusas de
Gatdn Rafael Bravo, "es bajar el anillo de las
luces viejas y enganchar las nuevas".
Los beneficiarios directos de la nueva
iluminaci6n son los practices y muchos, dice
Gonzalez, han comentado favorablemente el
proyecto terminado en Pedro Miguel.
El Capitin G.A. Markham, Jefe de Ope-
raciones del Canal, sefiala que mejorar la ilu-
minaci6n de poste alto en las esclusas ha si-
do una meta perseguida por las divisiones de
Esclusas e Ingenierfa por varios afios. A-
gradece el esfuerzo y los resultados, diciendo
que, "Han salido de su rumbo para propor-
cionar la mejor iluminaci6n disponible con la
tecnologfa existente hoy".

el reci6n remodelado Centro de Visitantes de
las Esclusas de Miraflores. Los otros cuatro
prototipos se modificaron para cubrir las ne-
cesidades del Canal y se unieron a los modelos
Mitsubishi que reemplazaron a los modelos
originales General Electric.
Las locomotoras mantienen los barcos en
el centro de las cimaras de las esclusas y son
vitalespara las operaciones del Canal. El Ca-
nal de Panama es la inica via acudtica de
esclusas que ofrece esta medida de seguridad.
Hasta ocho locomotoras pueden requerirse
para un esclusaje determinado, dependiendo
del tamafio del barco y otras condiciones.
Parecidas a pequefias locomotoras de
tren, las locomotoras, de 55 toneladas, co-
rren sobre rieles a lo largo de las paredes de
las esclusas. Sus principales partes incluyen
dos tornos independientes, cada uno con
500 pies de cable de 1 pulgada de dimietro ca-
paz deremolcar hasta 35,000 libras, y dos uni-
dades independientes de tracci6n, cada una
guiada por un motor de 170 caballos de fuerza.
Tambi4n tienen 350 componentes mds peque-
fios hechos de mds de 3,000 partes mecdnicas
y el6ctricas adquiridas en Australia.
Las unidades de tracci6n y torno son in-
dependientes y pueden removerse para repa-
raciones. Cada torno cuesta $230,000 y cada
unidad de tracci6n $280,000, pero estas canti-
dades no se reflejan en el costo estimado del
actual proyecto porque los repuestos estin
disponibles. Adn asi, el preciode $700,000 es
prueba de que los tiempos han cambiado des-
de la primeracompra de locomotoras en 1914,
cuando se adquirieron 40 por s6lo $528,680.

Futura locomotora Foto por Susan K. Stabler
El aparejador de la Divisi6n Industrial Manuel Ramirez ayuda al operador Felipe
Stevenson a colocar el cuerpo de la locomotora quefue transportado desde el Pacifico para
ser reconstruido. Una vez renovada, la locomotora serd puesta en servicio en las esclusas
a finales del aho.

Agencias se unen en campaha ... viene de la pdgina 1

concursos de afiches en escuelas y guar-
derias, premios de incentivo a quienes se
"atrape" usando el cintur6n y notas recor-
datorias en los vehiculos.
Campafias como esta continuarin siendo
organizadas con agencias panamefias a tra-
v6s del grupo llamado Consejo de Salud Ocu-
pacional y Seguridad--formado por profe-
sionales del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Panama,
la Caja de Seguro Social, la Loteria Nacional,
el IDAAN, INTEL, IRHE, las compafifas de
cemento Bayano y Panama, el Instituto

Smithsonian de Investigaci6n Tropical y la
Comisi6n del Canal. Lacampaia del cintur6n
de seguridad es el primero de varios esfuerzos
cooperativos programados con agencias
"El grupo promueve la seguridad en la
construcci6n, especialmente en trabajos en
alturas y en lugares confinados", dice el Jefe
de la Divisi6n de Seguridad William Brunner.
"Ademis, planeamos hacer campafia contra
manejar bajo la influencia del alcohol y las
drogas durante las fiestas navidefias".

Pigina 3

__ __

Spillway del Canal de Panama

PPina 4

Naufrago salvado del agua

por empleados canaleros

Por Susan K. Stabler
Personal de lanchas del Distrito
Norte realize su quinto rescate en
los dltimos seis meses el 20 de abril,
esta vez con la ayuda del Cap. Roger
Haines de la Unidad de Operaciones
del Canal.
Ya era de noche cuando Michael
Dunn se acercaba a la entrada del
rompeolas en su yate de 44 pies,
Coaibai. Las condiciones del clima,
segdn la biticora de la Unidad de
Operaciones del Canal, inclufan
vientos de 15 a 20 nudos desde el
norte y noreste, visibilidad normal
y olas de dos a tres pies. Al
prepararse para entrar a la Bahia de

Tird sus dos
anclas al mar,
y entonces grit6
por la radio,
"iPan! iPan! iPan!"

Lim6n, Dunn encendi6 el motor, se
coloc6 frente al viento y baj6 las
velas. Luego el motor se apag6.
Mientras Dunn trataba infruc-
tuosamente de encenderlo, las olas
y el viento arrastraban su nave hacia
el este del rompeolas. En su
desesperaci6n, tir6 ambas anclas al
agua y grit6 en su radio, "iPan!,
iPan!, iPan!" serial interacional
para indicar una situaci6n de
urgencia. Dunn luchaba por arriar
sus velas para lograr algin control
sobre el yate cuando las anclas se
soltaron, causando que el Coaibai
se balanceara y que Dunn cayera
por la borda.
Afortunadamente para Dunn,
Intelmar Radio recibi6 la llamada de
auxilio y la pas6 al coordinador de
entrada de puerto Cecilio Small,
indicando que un yate Ilamado
Coaibai estaba "a la deriva y en
peligro de estrellarse con el
rompeolas este en Crist6bal".
Small notific6 de inmediato a
Haines, quien inspeccionaba un
barco en la bahia. Haines volvi6 a

la lancha Frigate, de la Comisi6n
del Canal de Panamo, e indic6 a la
tripulaci6n -- el operador Carlos
Bailey y el marino suplente Victor
Molinar--que sedirigieran haciael
este del rompeolas para buscar el
A las 8:12 p.m., con la ayuda de
un reflector, avistaron el mIstil y el
naufragio del Coaibai casi a media
milla de la entrada del rompeolas.
"Se vieron muchos objetos flo-
tantes, pero no era posible acercarse
al naufragio por las mareas y las
olas", dice Haines.
Buscando sobrevivientes, la
tripulaci6n del Frigate eventual-
mente ubic6 a Dunn, el dnico
tripulante del Coaibai, en el agua
cerca de la nave hundida, pero el
mar estaba muy picado para que el
Frigate se acercara. "Fue espan-
toso", dice Haines. "No podiamos
acercarnos al rompeolas".
La tripulaci6n decidi6 que seria
mejor moverse dentro del rompe-
olas, donde el agua es siempre mis
calmada. "Letiramosunsalvavidas
y le gritamos que tratara de subir a
las piedras del rompeolas hasta que
pudi6ramos llegar y recogerlo", dice
Dunn fue subido a bordo a las
8:23 p.m. usando la escalera de
rescatedelalancha. "Sangrabapor
todas partes. Su cuerpo estaba
cubierto con raspones y golpes",
sefala Haines, afiadiendo que,
"Estaba conmocionado, pero en
buenas condiciones considerando
lo que pas6".
Dunn, quien es de Carson City,
Nevada, dijo aHaines que navegaba
por el Caribe y que venia a puerto
desde las Islas de San Bias. Aunque
el yate estaba asegurado, estima
que perdi6 mis de $20,000 en
articulos no asegurados. Haines
recuerda haberle preguntado a
Dunn sobre el nombre del yate,
Coaibai, que es una palabra
polinesia. "No recuerdo la tra-
ducci6n", dice Haines "pero no creo
que signifique buena suerte".

Viemes 19 de mayo de 1995

Empleados y dependientes ganan competencias de

IsIMIIQIipvlmwk- ,. AMIN"

Campeones del Atldntico Foto por Susan K. Stabler
Miembros y admiradores del equipo de bola suave de Gattn, ganadores del reciente torneo
de la comunidad Atldntica, celebran su triunfo.

Pequenfos campeones Foto por Armando De Gracia
Los Penn Reels son los campeones de la Pequelia Liga del Pacifico de 1995, con una
puntuaci6n de 23 victorias y un empate. Desde la izquierda aparecen, de pie, el director
del equipo Cisar Chong, Renier Chong, Roderick Castillo, Lucas Valderrama, Papias
Castro, Colin Thomas, Jose Chen, Rubin Prieto y el entrenador Pablo Prieto. De rodillas
estdn Franklin George, Joved Moreno, Bienvenido Leon, Andris Pages y Nathan Nehva.

Excelente tirador
El guardia lider
Arnulfo South muestra
los trofeos que gan6 en
las competencias de
A tiro con revolver,
S.realizadas por la
tDivisidn de Protec-
ci6n del Canal en
1993, 1994 y 1995.
South recibi6 un par
de trofeos en cada
competencia, por
terminar de primero en
la categoria de maes-
troy ganar el titulo de
"Top Gun" por lograr
el mds alto puntaje

Ei Foto por Susan K. Stabler

Guardias del Distrito Norte apuntan para ganar

Ganadores Foto por Susan K. Stabler
Miembros del Tercer Pelotdn de la Divisidn de Proteccidn del Distrito Norte del Canal enseian los
trofeos que ganaron en el reciente encuentro de tiro en el poligono de Caimito. Los competidores del
Distrito Norte obtuvieron nueve de los doce trofeos otorgados. Desde la izquierda aparecen el guardia
DavidMachado, primer lugar de tiradores; el guardia Rafael Solis, tercer lugarde maestros; el guardia
lider Abel Borsellino, tercer lugar de francotiradores; el guardia Porfirio Williams, segundo lugar
de tiradores; y el supervisor de turno Jerry Gordon, entrenador del pelot6n, quien gand el codiciado
titulo de "maestro" tras obtener un puntaje perfecto, su primero en 23 aiios de competencia.

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