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Vol. II, No. 28 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Aug. 11, 1989


U.S. forces hold exercise on causeway


QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - Thursday
morning U.S. forces conducted a
joint-service exercise along the
Amador Causeway south of Fort
Amador at the Pacific entrance to the
Panama Canal. The exercise
involved boats, helicopters,
amphibious light armored vehicles,
tracked armored personnel carriers,
and Air Force aircraft.
The operation was designed to
exercise certain scenarios as part of
the U.S. forces mission of defense
and protection of the Panama Canal,
particularly exercising troop
readiness and movement cap-
abilities. It was also intended to
reassert U.S. forces treaty rights,
including that of freedom of
movement as directed by President
Bush May 11.
The exercise began with an Army
reinforced mechanized battalion
moving in their armored personnel
carriers across the Bridge of the
Americas through Fort Amador to
the causeway.
Near the end of the causeway,

PML Chaie in effect
QUARRY HEIGHTS (US-
SOUTHCOM)-Due to recent
events, PML Charlie is now in
effecI. Personnel should monitor
SCN radio and TV for further
updates.or call the PML Hotline
at 287-INFO.

Allsystemsblow

for Canal's 75th
BALBOA HEIGHTS (PCC
PAO) - It will all be systems
blow for 30 seconds at high noon
on Tuesday, August 15, as
whistles, horns and sirens are
tooted to herald the 75th
anniversary of the opening of the
Panama Canal.
Marine Bureau and Dredging
Division floating equipment,
locks towing locomotives and
vessels in Canal waters will take
part in the noisemaking.
Also sounding off will be
Panama Canal Commission fire
engines and the very audible civil
defense sirens in the Canal area.
Floating equipment with fire
monitors will further contribute
by spraying out large quantities of
water.

UN meets today

onRPcomplaint
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -
The U.N. Security Council will
meet Friday to take up a
complaint by Panama alleging
intimidation and aggression by
United States troops, a U.N.
spokesman said Wednesday.
In its request earlier this week
for a meeting, Panama recalled a
similar complaint h t April.
It charged U.S. troops had
"continued the dangerous
escalation of their acts of
intimidation, provocation and
aggression against Panama, in
violation of its sovereignty and
territorial integrity and of the
Panama Canal treaties."


which separates the entrance to the
Panama Canal and the Bay of
Panama, a Marine Corps light
armored infantry company with their
eight-wheeled amphibious light
armored vehicles and an Army
infantry company conducted an
amphibious landing on Perico Island
from Army landing craft mechanized
boats.
In preparation for the landing,
U.S. Air Force aircraft conducted a
simulated clearing of the beach.
Cover for the landing was also
provided by U.S. Navy patrol boats.
At the conclusion of the exercise
the infantry unit withdrew on the
LCMs while the remaining forces
moved down the causeway back
through Fort Amador to their base
camp on the west bank of the Canal.
The two-mile-long causeway and
roadway south from the southern tip
of Fort Amador is labeled by
Panama Canal treaty documents as
part of the Panama Canal operating
areas, as are the Naos Island boat
launch facility and the Flamenco
Island Signal Station - both Panama
Canal Commission facilities --
located on two of the four islands at
the end of the causeway.
The Amador Causeway and the
islands had been under U.S. military

U.S. topr
QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - U.S.
Southern Command officials will
strongly protest actions by members
of the Panama Defense Forces which
led to the detention of two U.S. Army
military policemen Wednesday
morning.
As a result of the unexplained
detentions, U.S. forces secured the
entrance and exit to Fort Amador, a
military area of coordination for
which the U.S. forces must provide
internal security, according to the
Panama Canal Treaty.
For unknown reasons, at about
9:10 a.m. Wednesday a member of
the PDF detained a military


control since shortly after the signing
of the 1903 treaty with Panama until
October 1, 1979, the date of
implementation of the Panama
Canal Treaty.
Under provisions of the treaty, the
U.S. forces have the right to use any
portion of the Canal operating areas
for military training, when such use is


determined by the United States to be
compatible with continued efficient
operation of the Panama Canal.
In addition, the United States has
the responsibility to protect and
defend the Canal and the freedom to
move freely throughout the Republic
of Panama in accomplishment of
that responsibility.


A 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) armored personnel carrier pulls
security as a Marine light armored vehicle off loadsfrom anArmy landing
craft (Mechanized) Thursday during a training exercise on the Amador
Causeway. (U.S. Army photo by SFC Cecil Stack)

testt MPs detention


policeman on official duty. The
military policeman was transferred
to Building 4, Fort Amador, the PDF
5th Company headquarters.
When a U.S. Army military police
liaison arrived at Building 4 to
attempt to secure the release of the
military policeman, he was also
detained
After further attempts by other
officials to obtain the release of both
men failed, U.S. Southern Command
officials determined it a prudent
measure to provide for Fort
Amador's internal security, in
accordance with President Bush's
May 11 directive to provide for the
protection of U.S. lives and
installations in Panama.


Five Ml 13 armored personnel
carriers, and personnel from the 5th
Infantry Division, Fort Polk, La.,
were dispatched at 11:45 a.m. while
two other PDF personnel who were
functioning in the area, were
requested to surrender their weapons
and taken into custody for resisting
surrendering them.
The situation was resolved when
PDF and U.S. officials sim-
ultaneously released the detained
personnel at 12:40 and the security
augmentation was removed from the
Fort Amador entrance area.
The arbitrary and unjustified
actions leading to the arrest of both
U.S. forces personnel will be
strongly protested by U.S. officials.


Bush names Powell JCS chairman


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
President Bush said Thursday he will
nominate Colin Powell, a four-star
Army general on a fast career track,
to become chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff and the first black to
serve in the nation's highest military
post.
Bush announced his choice of
Powell for a two-year term as
chairman during a Rose Garden
ceremony at the White House. The
52-year-old general would succeed
Adm. William Crowe, who is retiring
Sept. 30, and become the youngest
man to head the joint command of
the four armed services.
Easy Stpate confirmation was
expected on Capitol Hill, where
Powell won high marks for political
sense as well as military intellect
during stints as deputy national
security adviser and national security
adviser to President Reagan.
Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga.,
chairman of the Armed Services
Committee, called Powell an


"excellent nominee" whose "proven
abilities and his experience provide a
sound foundation for his advice on
wide-ranging defense issues in times
of severe budget contstraints and a
rapidly changing international
scene."
Powell has headed the U.S. Forces
Command at Fort McPhearson, Ga.,
overseeing combat readiness of
Army troops in the continental
United States, since picking up his
fourth star at the end of the Reagan
administration.
"He sets high standards," one
Army officer said of Powel.
Described by one forr leaguee
as "cautious, pragmaiuor an' non-
doctrinaire," Powell was chosen
from the top ranks of ar officer corps
that included candidates with more
command experience.
While known as a hard-nosed, no-
nonsense commander, the genial
Powell has in large part seen his star
rise in recent years as a result of
assignments not in the field but at the


Pentagon and the White House.
Along the way, he has established
good working relationships with
Bush and such members of the
administration as Defense Secretary
Dick Cheney, Secretary of State
James Baker and national security
adviser Brent Scowcroft.

Coco Solo beaches

placed off limits
FORT DAVIS (USARSO
PAO) - Effective immediately all
of the beaches in the Coco Solo
area (to include- behind the
government "water ftlit"housing
of Coco Solo), are off-limits until
further notice.
Medical waste has been found
in some of these beach areas.
Residents are cautioned to use
extreme discretion while using any
other beaches. The use of
protective foot wear is advisable.


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2 Tropic Times
Aug. 11, 1989 commentary


Tonkincommentary stil



Tonkin Gulf incidents still timely events


by Lt. Col. Jack Finch

QUARRY HEIGHTS (US-
SOUTHCOM PAO) - Twenty
years ago this month, the Woodstock
Music Festival was a major event for
many Americans, and one that most
of us have some awareness of
through listening to the Woodstock
music albums.
Yet, only five years earlier, in
August 1964, an even more
significant event for Americans
occurred, though few of us have
probably reflected on the continuing
significance of the events that
Transpired between Aug. 2-10.
it was less than a year since the
assassination of President Kennedy
and also an election year for
President Johnson and his
challenger, Sen. Barry Goldwater. In
South Vietnam, there were 25,000
U.S. military personnel, and the
nation was approaching its 200th
overall combat death in that faraway
land.
Yet, until those early days of
August 1964, Americans would be
unfamiliar with words like OPLAN
34A, Operational Timberwork, DE
SOTO Patrols, Hon Me and Hon
Nieu, Luc Long Dac Biet, SOG,
NSA, destroyers USS Maddox and
C; Turner Joy, or the Tonkin Gulf.
The Tonkin Gulf incidents of Aug.
2 and 4, 1964 involved confirmed
attacks by North Vietnamese
torpedo boats against the destroyer
USS Maddox on Aug. 2, and a still
controversial night engagement on
Aug. 4, against the destroyers
Maddox and C. Turner Joy by


suspected North Vietnamese naval
vessels.
The result of these two incidents
was the order on Aug. 4 by President
Johnson for carrier aircraft attacks
against North Vietnamese Military
targets. On Aug. 5, the President
submitted to Congress a resolution
authorizing him to take "all
necessary measures to repel any
armed attacks against the forces of
the United States and to prevent
further aggression."
On Aug. 7, Congress, after about
10 hours of debate, approved the
Southeast Asia Resolution
(popularly known as the Tonkin Gulf
Resolution) by a vote of 88-2 in the
Senate and 466-0 in the House. On
Aug. 10, while public opinion polls
showed 85 percent of Americans
supported his repraisal raid action,
President Johnson signed the
resolution.
The resolution gave him the
functional equivalent of a
declaration of war in the absence of a
declaration of war. Eleven years
later, the undeclared but clostly
conflict ended with the fall of South
Vietnam, and the loss of over 50,000
U.S. lives.
Yet, even now, 25 years later, the
Tonkin Gulf incident repercussions
continue to influence U.S. policy.
Many government leaders and
historians have come to doubt the
validity of the Aug. 4 attack, which
was the basis for the Congressional
vote to approve the resolution.
In growing opposition to the use of
U.S. military forces in Southeast
Asia by Presidents Johnson and


Nixon, the U.S. Congress finally
repealed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution
in 1971 and in 1973 passed what we
have come to know as the War
Powers Act, which limits a
president's ability to unilaterally
employ U.S. military forces.
The continuing constitutional
question, between the executive and
legislative branches of our
government, over authority to
deploy military forces may someday
be decided to our third branch, the
judicial, represented by the U.S.
Supreme Court.
If and when that question is
decided, the impact of the August
1964 incidents in the Tonkin Gulf will
undoubtably be reviewed and
hopefully we will have a final
resolution to the 25-year
controversy.
For those interested in the many
intriguing aspects of the Tonkin Gulf


incidents, and their connection with
current events, the following sources
are recommended.
Joseph Goulden; Tonkin Gulf,
Eugene G. Windchy; U.S. News and
World Report, "The Phantom Battle
That Led to War," July 23, 1984, pp.
56-67; Vietnam At War, Lt. Gen.
(Ret.) Phillip B. Davidson; The
American Experience In Vietnam,
Clark Dougan; The Vietnam War
Almanac, Col. (Ret.) Harry G.
Summers; Raising the Stakes,
Terrence Maitand; The Official
History of the U.S. Navy in the
Vietnam Conflict, 1986; The Gulf of
Tonkin Conflict, John Galloway;
Vietnam: A History, Stanley
Karrow.
In light of the situation in
Lebanon, and potentially here in
Panama, you may find reading the
"rest of the story" on the Tonkin
Gulk incidents to be very timely.


'Sweating the small stuff'can be wise decision
By Lt. Col. Carl A. Mclntire III to detail, that no mortar was The Wall Street Journal sums it up the job in front of you: a budget to
Commander, 1978th Communica- necessary for their construction and this way: "Your true value to society plan; a solo to play; a report to draft;
tions Group "neither hammer nor axe not any comes when someone says, 'Let me
...... ... .- aqlel k sinkr that nA eeds fixin


HOWARD AFB (1978th CG/PA)
-- I know you've heard it and you've
probably said it too, "Don't sweat the
small stuff."
You meant well of course; trying to
be accepted member of "the group,"
feeling a little guilty or frustrated, or
maybe just acting human.
Someone said it to me the other
day and for a moment, I felt better,
but only for a moment.
I pride myself on attention to
detail and I believe I deserve
recognition for taking the time and
care to attend to the small stuff -- in
truth though, it's sometimes a drag.
A musician who does not attend to
the details of his music will quickly
become unemployed. A painter who
does not follow a line or portray the
image required will not likely sell
many paintings.
The writer of an Enlisted
Performance Report or Officer
Performance Report who does not
carefully describe the performance of
a subordinate, does that person a
serious injustice.
.In building the Great Pyramid and
the Temple of Solomon, the stone
cutters were so conscious of attention


iron tool was heard in the temple
while it was built."
In Christ's Parable of the Talents,
the faithful servant who was a good
steward over a few things, was placed
in charge of many things.


see your work."' Your glib tongue
may open a door or two and your
artful use of the right fork may win
an approving nod.
But the real test of your worth can
be measured by the care you give to


a iueaCvy gol.n LJIUL IiCCUS 11.L/i.
Next time you write a memo, make
sure you get all the facts straight. Pay
attention to those details. Sweat the
"small stuff."


Sexual harassment can be agonizing, but curable


by SSgt. Debra L. Penton

HOWARD AIR FORCE BASE,
PANAMA -- (1978th CG/ PA) -- This
is a true story. At a base where I was a
new arrival, it wasn't long before I
noticed that the officer in charge was
periodically involved in "accidents"
at work.
Now, these weren't the kind of
accidents that were due to an unsafe
situation in the office but were
intentionally made by the male
officer with women - civilian and Air
Force members alike.
This leader of the office faked
several accidents in order to touch
the women.
In one instance he would have a
lower file drawer pulled out and ask
the women to retrieve an item out of
it. Once she bent down, he would
"accidentally" brush against her


posterior firmly with his leg. Of
course, the woman felt the
purposeful wrong done to her.
Another of his favorite accident
scenes was to trip up a woman, who
walked past him, then "catch" her at
strategic points with his hands.
More often, he simply would be
standing near a woman, with his
back to her and, when he sensed she
was turned about halfway toward
him and beginning to walk away, he
would suddenly turn around and
bump into her chest -- lingering a
second too long-- and then part from
his victim. The woman was usually
left with the feeling that she had been
used and was humiliated by the
experience.
What should be done to stop such
sexual harassment? The first step is
to confront the harassing individual,
make it clearly understood that his or


her actions are totally unwanted and
unappreciated, and that these
"accidents" must stop.
If the person continues, the next
thing to do is talk to your supervisor
(or go higher if he or she is the one
doing the harassing).
In some cases, talking to the
individual and the supervisor is of
little help in stopping the unwanted
advances; therefore, the victim's next
step is to go to their first sergeant. If it
still doesn't stop, it's time the
squadron commander heard your
story.
Since the commander is the one
who is in a position to take
disciplinary action against a person
who will not stop, chances are high
that he can effectively discourage the
offender. Another alternative is to
discuss the problem with people at
Social Actions.


Commander-in-Chii
Director, Public All
Executive Editor/N
Managing Editor ,


ef ,............ Ge. Ge Fred F. Woerner Assistant NCOIC ................ SFC Richard A. Czizik
airs .. .... Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff ...................... SSgt. Greg Markley
COIC' ....... SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Sgt. Monique Chere
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AIC Randy Lawson
Composing Room .................... Rosemary Chong

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This authorized unofficial command information publication
is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is
published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information
Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of
the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command.
Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view
of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S.
Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002,
Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.


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NAVSCIATTS holds


change of command


by CWO2 R. Garceau

U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) - In a ceremony held Aug. 3,
CDR Robert E. Nelson relieved
CDR Michael H. Imhof as
commanding officer, U.S. Naval
Small Craft Instruction and
Technical Training School. RADM
Gerald E. Gneckow, commander,
U.S. Naval Forces Southern
Command, introduced the guest
speaker, RADM Wayne E.
Rickman, Training Command, U.S.
Atlantic Fleet. Rickman's remarks
praised Imhof and NAVSCIATTS'
accomplishments in support of
training and readiness of maritime
forces throughout Latin America
and the Caribbean basin.


NAVSCIATTS, one of the
Panama Canal area military
schools, conducts 13 formal courses
of instruction, in both Spanish and
English, on the operation,
maintenance, and logistical support
of small craft. Additionally, it has
conducted over 40 technical
survey/ mobile training team security
assistance visits in support of the
commander in chief, United States
Southern Command and com-
mander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern
Command.
Nelson reported for duty from the
U.S. Naval Special Warfare Center
in Coronado, Calif. where he served
as the executive officer. Imhof will be
reporting to the staff of Naval
Special Warfare Command, San
Diego, Calif.


Ready praises local naval forces

during visit with sailors, Marines


by Debra Zepka

U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) -- July 31,1989 marked a
significant event aboard U.S. Naval
Station Panama Canal. On that day,
Vice Adm. John K. Ready, made his
first visit as commander, Naval Air
Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,
(COMNAVAIRLANT), to the
Naval Station. Accompanied by
Rear Adm. John A. Moriarty,
commander, Fleet Air Caribbean
(COMFAIRCARIB), this
orientation visit was the last leg of
their 17 major shore activities
visitation schedule.
As COMNAVAIRLANT, Ready
is the logistic and administrative
commander for all naval air forces
assigned to the commander in chief,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He is responsible
for equipping, training, and
administering 67,000 officer,
enlisted, and civilian personnel who
maintain more than 1,700 aircraft,
nine aircraft carriers and 14 bases.
For reporting activities, U.S.
Naval Station Panama Canal (US-
NAVSTAPANCANAL) chain of
command has four separate, but
integrated flows. In the ad-
ministrative and operational chain,


Capt. Joseph "Scotch" Comer,
USNAVSTAPANCANAL, com-
manding officer, reports directly to
Moriarty, COMFAIRCARIB, who
in turn reports directly to Ready,
COMNAVAIRLANT.
Ready's three day tour of
USNAVSTAPANCANAL pro-
vided him with insight into the
activities, issues and needs of this
shore activity. During his stay, he
was shown the seven geographical
locations which make up
USNAVSTAPANCANAL. Add-
itionally, he spent some time with
many of the sailors and Marines,
discussing local needs and issues.
Before leaving Tuesday, VADM
Ready provided Naval Station
personnel with some parting
remarks. He stated he had a better
understanding of what "quality of
life"means to personnel stationed in
Panama. He said he was leaving with
a good feel for the issues and
activities here. In closing, he said the
leadership, morale and motivation
are the best he's seen during this
command visit. He further stated
"USNAVSTAPANCANAL is the
best looking station in all of
AIRLANT! Pride in Profes-
sionalism is evident everywhere you
go on this station!"


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A waiting the arrival of the Japanese ships.


Japanese ships visit here


story and photo
by John F. Wadman III

U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) - U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal recently played host to a three
ship Japanese Naval Training
Squadron. The 420 foot training
vessel, JDS "KATORI" (TV 3501)
and two 426 foot "HATSUYUKI"
class destroyers, the JDS
"SAWAYUKI" (DD 125) and the
JDS "ASAYUKI" (DD 132) visited
the Naval Station from July 24-26th.
Part of the Naval Station's mission
is to provide fleet support, not only
to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard,
but to foreign navies as well. While
the ships were here, the Japanese
crews and trainees enjoyed the use of
the Marine Corps Exchange facilities


and tours by Morale, Welfare and
Recreation. Port Operations
supplied the ships with berthing, line
handlers and water at pier one.
Presentations by Naval Small
Craft Instruction and Technical
Training School (NAVSCIATTS),
Special Boat Unit Twenty-Six (SBU-
26) and Naval Special Warfare Unit
Eight (NSWU-8) were included in
the tour of the Naval Station.
The five month training cruise will
take the ships to 14 ports of call in
eight countries. After leaving Japan
June 14, the squadron made stops in
Pearl Harbor and San Diego before
arriving in Panama. The Japanese
ships will visit Colombia, Venezuela,
Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and
Mexico before returning to their
homeport of Yokosuka, Japan in
mid November.


41stASGpushes to the limit in mini-ARTEP


by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) --Thunder and lightning
played in the hills around Fort
Clayton as 20 soldiers from the 41st
Area Support Group pushed
themselves to the limit in an attempt
to beat the clock.
To beat the clock, they had to
complete nine tasks designed to
measure a unit's ability to react in
time of crisis.
"The testing is done in two
categories. One group of 10 soldiers
does a stress-fire exercise, which is
running with an M16-A2 rifle and
then qualifying with the weapon. The
other group of 10 soldiers
participates in a mini Army
Readiness Training Exercise
Program, which tests soldiers'
combat skills and stamina," said 1st
Lt. David R. Grazer, chief of training
for the Directorate of Security, Plans
and Operations.


"The results are used by the
commanding general to determine at
what skill level a unit is operating,"
Grazer said.
As the morning progressed the
soldiers found out just what the
general wanted to know.
The first group found themselves
on the run and in the mud for the
stress-fire exercise.
A stress-fire began with a three-
mile run with rifles and was followed
by marksmanship qualification.
After the weapons qualification,
the runners received a written test on
a STRAC soldier's mission and an
evaluation of their survival Spanish.
"Most of us got something positive
out of this morning and that's
important. I take training seriously,"
said Spec. Eric Morrison, a finance
specialist. "The stress fire was
positive for me. I work better under
stress and it showed. Even after
running three miles with my rifle, I


still hit the target with 17 of the 20
rounds."
The other soldiers going through
the paces of the mini-ARTEP found
themselves in everything from the
front leaning rest position to the Fort
Clayton swimming pool. The first
half of the mini-ARTEP tested the
soldiers' physical fitness and water
survival.
The soldiers then put on 40-pound
rucksacks and started a three-mile
road march. When they reached the
two-mile mark, a litter complete with
patient was picked up and carried to
the finish line. The soldiers took 47
minutes to complete the march.
After finishing the road march, the
soldiers were tested on weapons
qualification, grenade toss, common
task training and survival Spanish.
"The road march was a team
effort," said mini-ARTEP
participant Cpl. Douglas Addison.
"After the road march, the skills


became individual efforts."
Although the tests are designed to
give a balanced view of a unit's
readiness, some soldiers felt that
parts of the mini-ARTEP were easier
than others.
"I'm not sure the system is really
fair to the road marchers," said Spec.
Melvin Attkinson. "Those of us who
took part in the stress fire had it easy
in comparison. We wore PT gear and
they marched in uniform with
rucksacks and carried the litter."
"I'd like to see a realistic scenario
developed for testing us. Something
like a three- or four-mile course that
combines everything," Morrison
said. "The march is what gives the
best view of a unit's capability."
As the last soldier climbed out of
the mud on the firing range and
headed for the comfort of the CTT
testing stations, the drizzling rain
stopped, the clouds broke and sun
shined on another day in the Army.


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Aug. 11, 1989


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Dream now a reality, Army nurse says


FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) -- Sgt. Chinette George
wanted to be an Army nurse since


2nd Lt. Chinette George


high school. Her dream became a
reality when she was recently
commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in
the Army Nurse Corps at Gorgas
Army Community Hospital.
"After graduating from nursing
school, my father became terminally
ill so I stayed home and cared for him
until his death," George said. "Since I
had challenged and passed the
Licensed Practical Nursing Board, I
joined the military as a Practical
Nurse and started acquiring Army
nursing experience."
Shortly after joining the military,
George learned she had passed the
Registered Nursing Board. However,
she needed six months of nursing


experience to apply for commission
in the Army Nurse Corps.
"I thought my dream would never
become a reality. Luckily, my unit
provided outstanding support and
assistance," George said. The chief of
nursing, the chief of community
health nursing and the intensive care
supervisor laid out a preceptorship
program that gave George the chance
to gain her nursing experience.
While assigned to USA
MEDDAC, Panama, George
worked as a practical nurse on a
medical-surgical ward and as a
wardmaster for the Intensive Care
Unit. George credits her success to
the exceptional support she received


at Gorgas.
After she completes the Officers'
Basic Course this month, George will
be assigned as a clinical nurse at
Kenner Army Community Hospital,
Fort Lee, Va. She also is scheduled to
attend the Critical Care Course later
in the year.
"I've only just begun, but already
I'm hooked on Army nursing,"
George said. "The Army has been
good to me. It has provided many
different and challenging experiences
which have contributed to my
personal and professional
development. I am looking forward
to a long and prosperous career in the
Army Nurse Corps."


See the furniture manfor household needs


by Spec. Bob Blocher

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - This man possibly has more
furniture than anyone else in
Panama -- $18 million worth. If
you're living in Army housing,
bachelor's quarters or even barracks,
chances are he's lent you furniture.
As the supply officer for Housing
Division's Furnishing Management
Office, Joseph A. Burns controls all
furniture issued to Army housing.
"Military members and civilians
with transportation agreements
living in Army housing are eligible
for furniture," Burns said. "For
example, we supplied furniture to a
Navy commander at Quarry Heights
because he's living in an Army unit."
Families in Army housing are
authorized furniture for 90 days, but
there is an exception. "If household
goods haven't arrived in 90 days, as is
the case under the present
transportation freeze, well extend
the deadline until their household
goods arrive," Burns said.
Bachelors, on the other hand, may
keep Army furniture for the duration
of their tour. In addition to basic
furniture and appliances such as
tables, chairs, beds and refrigerators,


bachelors also receive curtains,
curtain rods and linen.
New bachelor quarters furniture is
also on the way, but there's currently
a snag.
"Transportation took part of my
warehouse away to store the
household goods of people who lived
downtown," Burns explained.
"Right now, I've got $1.3 million
worth of bachelor furniture coming
in and no place to put it."
The furniture is needed to counter
a present shortage of bachelor
furniture. "Right now, we're short of
bachelor furniture because there's
more bachelors in the command,"
Burns said. "Until we recieve new
bachelor furniture, we make do with
what we've got. However, I can
truthfully say I give our customers
the best I have."
They also supply linen to Army
barracks. "We're the only ones in the
command who issue linen," Burns
explained. In addition to linen,
Furnishing Management provides
beds, desks, chairs and wall lockers
to the barracks. "We're getting a lot
of new barracks' furniture like beds
with sliding drawers underneath and
desk chairs," Burns said.
Burns' philosophy of service is


simple: "We're here to serve our
customers. We treat them like human
beings, whether we're dealing with a
specialist or a colonel. If we make a
mistake, we correct it right away. If
they make a mistake, like forgetting
to order something they need, they
can come in and well take care of it."
While Burns forgives most
mistakes, he doesn't tolerate damage
to government furniture. "People
need to realize they are responsible
for their furniture," Burns cautioned.
"One man had already left the
command when we discovered his
dog chewed up the couch. I
forwarded a report of survey to his


new command, so one way or
another he paid for it.
"I'm not talking about fair wear
and tear - I'm talking about abuse,"
Burns continued. "We don't charge
for nicks and scratches, but we do
charge for cigarette burns."
Ordering furniture is as simple as
filling out a form at Furnishing
Management's Customer Service
Section in the Housing Office at
building 519, Fort'Clayton. The
Customer Service Section is open 7
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday and 7:30 to
noon Wednesday. The section also
arranges furniture turn-in.


The Provost Marshal's Corner


Hello again crime fans and
welcome back to another week's
worth of the cream of the blotter
as selected by your's truly and
approved by more prudent (and
higher) authority.
Over at the Fort Clayton
theater, the janitor opened up with
an eye toward cleaning up prior to
the evening performance,
only to find that someone else had
already opened up and cleaned
out. The concession stand that is.
Rather than take the rap, he called
the MP's and let them know that
he wasn't guilty.
At first investigators didn't find
any signs of forced entry, but they
were persistent. Eventually they
discovered how a small person had
gone through the door without
unlocking it. With that and other
clues, they finally got a handle on
the crime. Then, they followed the
trail of empty candy wrappers to
the perpetrators, who by that time
were not only ready to confess, but
didn't want to even see another
candy wrapper.
The guilty party in an indecent


exposure case was positively
identified in a line up that was
closed to the public.
Last week someone cut a fence
at Corozal and made off with
some empty ammunition cans.
The crime remained unsolved for
almost a week, then the big break.
All 300 of them were located in a
store called El Deposito in
Panama City. So far, at least one
person has been charged with the
theft, though he may soon have
company.
On Sunday, lots of people like
to go to the beach. Even some dogs
like it. One of this latter group
belongs to a man who decided to
indulge Fido in the early evening
after the bikinis had left. As they
strolled along Kobbe beach, a
PDF sergeant and a corporal
came up and said that Fido had to
leave. Annoyed but unwilling to
start a confrontation, the owner
and his dog started to leave.
For some reason, the corporal
pulled his nightstick and started
toward the pair. Fido took offense
and lunged toward the attacker.


Both PDF then pulled their pistols
and pointed them at Fido's owner.
The lucky arrival of an MP roving
patrol stopped any further
nonsense, and the dog and his
owner were escorted away before
anything serious happened.
A soldier who was strolling
through the park across from the
Shaler bus station was
approached by two men speaking
to him in Spanish. What they were
saying was probably not covered
in SCN's Survival Spanish course,
but it should have been. While he
was trying to puzzle it out, they
jumped him and one of them cut
him in lower abdomen. Then he
woke up with a real pain in the
back of his head as well.
While he was out, the thieves
had robbed him of four U.S.
dollars, which though it was all he
had, didn't make it worthwhile
for either him or them. At Gorgas,
he was treated for trauma to the
back of his head and a laceration
to the abdomen and admitted.
A pair of soldiers (one of each
sex) were parked watching the


ships go by in the darkness of 4
a.m. when a PDF walked up to the
car and demanded the man's ID's
and driver's license. Once he had
them, he asked for $10. Though
each was married, they refused to
be intimidated and wouldn't pay.
Alright, he said, follow me
downtown. Not being stupid, they
didn't. Instead, they ducked into
Fort Clayton and reported the
matter. Later, the PDF must have
gotten a little worried, because he
took the ID's to the gate and gave
them to the guard without
explanation.
As for the couple, they were
married to each other so that was
alright too.
For the loser's column, we have
a soldier who tried to pet a stray
cat. The cat may have mistaken
him for Atflooking for a snack. At
any rate, he bit the soldier. The
two then went in different
directions - fast. The cat went to
the Corozal vet clinic and the
soldier went to Gorgas.
Hopefully they each learned a
valuable lesson.


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TDY handlers, dogs provide 24-hour coverage

story and photos
by TSgt. Frederick G. Ripley


HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW-
PA) -- Dog handlers are a breed
apart; they don't place a lot of stock
in people. For them trust is a mutual
thing that occurs between dog and
handler..."up and down the leash."
This adage applies as much today
for Sgt. Stephen D. Webster and his
dog Rico, 4th Security Police
Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB,
N.C., TDY to Panama, as it did to
former dog handler TSgt. (then A C)
Thomas J. Otto, 302nd Tactical
Airlift Wing historian, Peterson
AFB, Colo., and his dog Freud while
on patrol at Bien Hoa AB, Republic
of Vietnam, in 1969.
Although the Air Force's concept
of the military working dog program
continuously changes, one need
spend only a few minutes talking
with handlers to gain an enormous
appreciation for those who went
before. Pioneers like Sgt. Otto and
the late K-9 Freud are held in such
high esteem among this close knit
fraternity that it's almost mystical;
for they were the combat-tested
teams providing the foundation for
this highly specialized aspect of
security police work.
Initially trained as a sentry dog,
Otto brought the 1 1/2 year old
German shepherd into the Air
Force's newly implemented patrol
dog program. True to his name,
"Freud was one of only seven dogs
selected Air Force-wide to make the
transition," Otto says, attesting to
the animal's superb intelligence.
"What a remarkable dog that must
have been," says the somewhat
astonished Webster. "The sentry dog
was trained for the purpose of attack.
Once launched he was like a
projectile out of control. The patrol
dog is a more disciplined animal,
with emphasis on controllability. To
convert over, the dog had to be
exceptional."
Rico, a 5-year-old Belgian
malinois, is the fifth dog Webster has
handled. Dual qualified in patrol and
explosives, they've been together as a
team for two years.
Once a dog has completed the
basic six-week military working dog
course at Lackland AFB, Texas, it
goes on to specialize in either
explosives or narcotics detection.
The only exception being a

, A


Sgt. Ste', en D. Webster, 4th SPS,
Seymou, fohnson AFB, N.C., with
dogs Br,-..o and Rico, prepare to be
lifted o. the K-loader to the C-5
platform A load crew member gives
the sign to raise the K-loader.


contraband dog which is trained for
that purpose exclusively.
Presently, the only patrol dogs the
Air Force is accepting are German
shepherds and Belgian malinois,
whereas the contraband K-9 can be a
smaller breed like a beagle. To the
layman, the Belgian malinois looks
like a German shepherd, but that's
where the similarity ends, according
to Webster. "The malinois tends to
be more adaptable to sudden changes
in climate, a necessity for world-wide
deployability. Their overall
temperament varies somewhat too.
And they don't have the hereditary
abnormalities common in shepherds,
like hip displacements."
The "real world" situation
surrounding the Panamanian
elections has afforded teams from the
4th SPS, Seymour Johnson AFB,
N.C.; 325th SPS, Tyndall AFB, Fla.;
509th SPS, Pease AFB, N.H.; 42nd
SPS, Loring AFB, Maine; 314th
SPS, Little Rock AFB, Ark.; 437th
SPS, Charleston AFB, S.C.; 836th
SPS, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.;
and the 1776th SPS, Andrews AFB,
Md., the opportunity to participate
in a normal 90-day TDY rotation
cycle at a critical time.
Deployed to Panama's Howard
AFB and Albrook AFS for the
purpose of security enhancement and
resource protection, these are the
security policemen and K-9s that
worked around-the-clock aug-
menting the permanently assigned
force of 10 teams during operations
"Nimrod Dancer" and Blade Jewel."
Armed, mobile and highly-trained
quick-response teams like Webster
and Rico remained on alert, looking
for any signs of perpetration; a
procedure certainly not unfamiliar to
a veteran like Otto.
"Although we're primarily a
psychological deterrent whose job it
is to detect and warn, I had to
actually release my dog for the first
time while TDY here last year,"
Webster said.
"I spotted three intruders on a
ridge, challenged them and when


they didn't respond, dogged 'em.
They didn't waste any time
disappearing into the jungle."
"Contrary to what a lot of people
believe," Webster continued, "a dog
does not think, it only reacts;
therefore if you lose sight of your
dog, you're in trouble."
A potentially hostile environment
like what exists in Parama today,
keeps a dog handler's skills as well as
that of the K-9 finely tuned.
"A dog has both internal and
external receptors, with more than 20
percent better sight capability than
humans, making it ideal for night
patrol, which is what we primarily do
here," he says.
When the Air Force is in the
market for dogs, they send out so
called "buy teams," but contrary to
their title, all dogs are donated. Some
of the requirements a dog must meet
are: be at least one year of age, but
not older than three by the time it
completes the initial K-9 course;
weigh 55 pounds or more; stand at
least 21-inches at the shoulder and be
in excellent physical condition. A
well-balancedtemperament is also of
utmost importance in the Air Force's
quest to find the perfect "Dush button


(Left, Al nrian I. reimee, lovorn
SPS, Kirland AFB, N.M., conducts
a search incidental to apprehension,
making sure that the suspect is
unarmed prior to being transported.
Bear keeps close watch. (Above) Sgt.
Stephen D. Webster, 4th SPS,
Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., hams
it up with Rico, a 5-year-old Belgian
malinois, on the Howard AFB
flightline prior to their departure
from Panama.
dog," according to Webster.
Freud was anything but a "push
button dog," because of his early
training for sentry duty. Webster sees
the potential to return to that
program in certain crisis situations.
But he also believes in the patrol dog
program and says the future of K-9s
is m detection work, explosives and
narcotics, because of the ever
increasing problems of terrorism and
drug trafficking.
"In this specialty you have to be
highly motivated, there's no room for
anything less. Stay in it long enough
and most likely you'll become a
kennel master. As in the case of Otto,
these are the old timers that
understand the field. In short, they've
paid their dues," Webster says. So
regardless of whether you're a
relative newcomer or were around
when the patrol dog program
originated 20 years ago, both would
have to agree that it's an idea that
worked and, according to the young
sergeant, just keeps getting better
and better as time goes on. Because
ultimately in the K-9 business, one
adage reigns supreme ... "like dog,
like handler "


Will, a 3-year-oldBelgian malinois, shows his agility by leaping over a drainage
ditch at Albrook AFS for handler, Amn. Amaria T. C. Diaz, 836ih SPS,
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SOUTHCOM selects top NCO, soldier


FORT AMADOR (USSOUTH-
COM PAO) -- The United States
Southern Command recently
selected the noncommissioned
officer and service member of the
year for 1988.
Army SSgt. Yvonne James was
honored as the USSOUTHCOM
NCO of the year while Army Spec.
Heather Lebron was chosen as the
service member of the year following
competition held recently.
James, a native of Philadelphia,
Pa, is a psychological operations
analyst attached to the USSOUTH-
COM J-3. An administration
specialist, Lebron, a native of
Jonesboro, Ga, is assigned to the
USSOUTHCOM J-1.
"I feel honored to be selected as the
NCO of the year for SOUTHCOM,


due to the fact that there are a
number of high caliber NCOs
working here," James explained.
James was previously selected as the
NCO of the quarter for the first
quarter of 1988.
During the NCO of the year
competition, James received the
highest score of all the candidates
who went before selection board,
according to Sgt. Maj. James Jones,
senior enlisted advisor for
USSOUTHCOM. James received
three perfect scores during the
competition.
"I was a little nervous," she said. "I
was nine months pregnant and a little
off-balance. But, it's important to
show the board members that you
are in control," she added.
Lebron, who was previously


selected as the service member of the
quarter for the third quarter of 1988,
was confident of her chances. She
had spent many hours preparing for
the few minutes she would spend
before the board.
"I studied and I studied hard,"
Lebron said. "I feel more soldiers
should take the time to study before
going before a board."
"I feel privileged that I can
represent J-1 as the service member
of the year for SOUTHCOM,"
Lebron added.
"I am extremely proud of both of
them," Jones said. "They have come
forward and have shown that they
are knowledgeable and support a
program that challenges their peers.
Hopefully, their participation will
cause others to strive to emulate


Message center keeps people on spea

by Spec. BobBlocher Communications site strives

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) --Peak performance -- pushing forpeak performance
men and equipment to the max. telecommunications service via land the switch is used.
That's the Army attitude. For the lines, satellites and microwave "Normally, these switches are used
154th Signal Battalion's tele- systems for up to 24 subscribers." when units deploy in the field.
communications site at Corozal, The TYC-39 is another example of They'll operate for two or three
peak performance isn't a luxury. machines doing tasks faster than weeks at most, handling only
"Let this TYC-39 system go down humans. This system replaced exercise traffic," Ramirez explained.
and see how many people will be tactical manual relay centers where "We're unique because we've been
breathing down our backs," three operators manned 10 teletypes operating continuously for more
exclaimed SSgt. Albert C. Saarinen, and manually relayed messages. than two years, processing training
site NCOIC. The Automatic "When a message came in to a and real-world traffic."
Message Switch Central, or TYC-39, manual site, an operator logged it in Continuous operation puts
is an automatic tactical tele- then retransmitted it to its addressee. pressure on both the soldiers and the
communications switch which If the message had more than one switch.
processes computer messages and addressee, the process had to be "The personnel we have - two
relays them to other computers. repeated," Ramirez said. "This operators and four technicians -
"Our mission is to provide secure switch automatically logs and stores would be sufficient in a tactical
telecommunications for Joint Task the message then forwards it situation where we'd be out for only
Force - Panama," said CWO2 wherever it needs to go." two weeks," Ramirez said. "It's a
Valentin Ramirez, site supervisor. The TYC-39 does this by reading little different operating a fixed site
"We've supported missions to each incoming message's "routing for two years."
Honduras, Equador and Costa Rica. indicator," a coded heading that Saarinen agreed. "The switch
In addition, we have access to an alerts the switch to the message's operates 24 hours a day, so we work
automatic switching center in destination. "Think of the routing 12 hours on and 24 off. None of my
California, which provides indicator as a telephone number," soldiers had a Fourth of July
worldwide telecommunications for Saarinen suggested. "It specifically weekend holiday."
everyone we service, identifies the individual you're Continuous operation also means
"Telecommunications is basically sending the message to." no down time. The TYC-39 achieves
one computer talking to another," What separates the Corozal TYC- perfect performance by providing its
Ramirez explained. "We provide 39 from other TYC-39 sites is the way own backup.


them," he added.
Although both of the honorees are
women and members of the Army.
Jones explains, that it makes no
difference in how the NCO and
service member of the year are
selected.

"The fact that they are women and
both are members of the Army has
no bearing on what they have
accomplished," Jones said. "Anyone
of our soldiers, sailors, airmen or
Marines have the capability to do
what they have done."
For their achievement, James and
Lebron received a $100 savings bond,
aClass-A uniform, a package of Post
Exchange merchandise coupons and
a designated parking spot at
USSOUTHCOM.


king terms

"Everything in the system is
redundant -- we have two computer
systems. If one system goes bad, the
other comes on-line," Saarinen
explained.
In addition, the switch acts like a
doctor, continuously diagnosing its
own ailments and helping
technicians provide the cure.
"Built in test equipment sends out
signals to the computer and all other
components. The components return
the signals and the computer
analyzes itself," Saarinen continued.
"If anything goes wrong - a fever, if
you will -- it will show up on the
computer."
Saarinen and the rest of the site's
crew were recently recognized for
their performance in keeping the
system operating.
"We recently received an award
from our Automated Data
Information Network Center, the
switching center at McClellan AFB,
Calif., for operating three
consecutive months without a
breakdown," Ramirez said. "When
you consider what could go wrong,
including things beyond our control
like losing contact with the satellite
or a power outage, that's an
accomplishment."


Fort Espinar Chapel reopens


by SFC Marshall B. Wilkins

FORT ESPINAR (USARSO
PAO) - A re-dedication and
ecumenical worship service was held
at the Fort Espinar chapel Sunday to
celebrate the re-opening of the 30-
year-old facility.
The chapel which had been under
renovation since November, received
a $182,400 facelift. Chap. (Capt.)
Stephen R. Paine, assistant garrison
chaplain, said the renovation
included a new air conditioning
system, a new ceiling and lighting
system, a complete interior and
exterior paint job, and a new roof.
Chap. (Col.) Michael G. Ortiz,
USARSO and USSOUTHCOM
command chaplain; and Col. A.T.
Rossi, USARSO deputy command-
er; and Lt. Col. Robert J. Henry,
Atlantic garrison commander; and
Commander Bernard J. Ferrara,
commander of NSGA Galeta Island,
participated in the re-dedication
ceremony.
"This beautiful chapel is a tribute
to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines
and their family members. I present it
to you as a tribute to your part in our
national defense," Henry told the
congregation.


During his message of dedication
Ortiz said, "This is the house of God,
he's dwelling here 24 hours a day.
He's here because people like you
come here realizing the need for a
community. This is the temple of
God. Our souls, our houses and our
minds can also be the temple of
God."
English Mass is held each Sunday
at 9 a.m. in the chapel and Spanish
Mass is at 10 a.m. Bible study is at 7
p.m. each Wednesday and adult Bible
study is each Friday at 7:30 p.m. For
information call 289-4616.
Capt. Nick Catrow of the 1st
Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment has
scheduled joint services Protestant
church services for Coco Solo. He
plans to hold the services each
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the youth
room. A pianist is needed to
participate in this activity. If you are
a pianist and want to participate in
the services or want more
information call Catrow at 289-3126.


N; ,(


Wendy Daly weeds her garden outside of her quarters at 575B Fort Davis.
The Daly family won the 4th yard of the quarter awardfor the post. Prizes
included AAFES theater tickets, brunch at the community club, a gift
box and free post exchange coupons.
Capt. Thomas Monell of quarters 41B won for Fort Espinar. Petty Officer
1st Class Arthur Williams at quarters 1312B won yard of the quarter for
Coco Solo. Fort Sherman quarters 6, home of SFC Simon Gonzales, was
the winner for that installation. (U.S. Army photo by PFC Megra D.
Johnson)


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U.S. seeks Mexican $$$ laundering law


MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -The
United States will urge Mexico to
join in tougher joint action against
drug traffickers by making money
laundering an extraditable offense,
senior U.S. officials said Monday.
"Perhaps the most efficient attack
you can make on the drug problem is
an attack on the money laundering
problem," Treasury Secretary
Nicholas Brady told reporters at the
start of high-level U.S.-Mexico talks.
"We want to work with the
Mexican government to attack the
problem of money laundering and to
make offenders extraditable," he
said.
U.S. officials will also offer
Mexico U.S. Customs cooperation
to fight drug trafficking, he added.
The drive against narcotics was
one of a host of issues U.S. officials
were to discuss with their Mexican
counterparts during the seventh
session of the U.S. Mexico Bi-
national Commission.
The meeting comes at a time of
greatly improved relations between
the two countries, a point stressed by
the commission's co-chairmen,
Secretary of State James Baker and
Mexican Foreign Minister Fernando
Solana.
"We pledge to you our
government's commitment to work
with Mexico to make this common


vision (of improved life and
cooperation) an enduring reality,"
Baker told the commission's opening
session.
Solana said his government
attached great importance to the
one-day meeting and hoped the two
sides would establish a permanent
mechanism to keep the bilateral
dialogue going.
Ahead of the formal talks, which
involve an unusually high-level U.S.
delegation, Brady briefed reporters
on his agenda with Mexican officials.
In addition to money laundering,
he said the discussions would focus
on Mexico's recent landmark debt
accord with foreign creditor banks as
well as investment and financial
issues.
The agreement, between Mexico
and a committee representing its 450
bank creditors, is expected to reduce
Mexico's $53 billion commercial
bank debt by about $3 billion to $5
billion.
It has been criticized as too little by
some analysts but Brady insisted "the
free markets think this is a pretty
good deal despite what the pundits
say."
"As evidence of increased Mexican
and international confidence,
significant amounts of capital have
been moving back to Mexico and
domestic interest rates have fallen


sharply," he said.
As a result Brady suggested that a
$2 billion multilateral bridge loan,
intended to cover Mexico until the
debt accord took effect, may be "less
necessary than it was before."
He also suggested Argentina, and
possibly also Brazil, which are both
debtor nations, would not qualify for
similar debt relief because they have
not yet taken steps to open up their
markets and reduce tariff barriers.
On money laundering, a senior
Brady aide said the United States
would ask Mexico to make the
practice a criminal offense and
discuss implementing currency
transfer reports to track the flow of
illegal drug profits through banks.
This way, "you don't need an
informant to get at the essence of the
crime" as drug smugglers often put
great distance between themselves
and their product but not so between
themselves and their money, he said.
The United States has long
considered drug trafficking and drug
production in Mexico to be a source
of contention between the two
countries.
Recently, however, top U.S.
officials have given Mexican
President Carlos Salinas De Gotari
high marks for cracking down on the
illegal drug trade.
The aide, who asked not to be


identified, said "money launderers
don't recognize borders."
To get at this problem, the United
States is setting up a money
laundering detection center within its
borders, would offer to train
Mexican authorities in combating
the practice and would explore with
Mexico an extradition agreement
that could help speed up prosecution
of drug traffickers, he said.


HIGH MARKS - Mexican
President Carlos Sainas de Gortari
gets high marks from U.S. officials
for his crackdown on the drug trade.
(AP Laserphoto)


Salvadoran rebels set peace talk conditions


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(UPI) - Top Salvadoran rebel
commanders this week presented a
list of conditions for future
negotiations with the government of
President Alfredo Cristiani, but
failed to mention whether they would
cease hostilities.
After returning to San Salvador
from the three-day Central American
summit in Honduras, Cristiani said,
"We hope the FMLN's desire for
peace is real so as to look for a
negotiated solution within a short
period of time."
Cristiani said he hoped the rebels'
call for a dialogue was "not a pretext
from the FMLN to obtain the
sympathy of the (Central American)
presidents."
In his June 1 inaugural speech,
Cristiani proposed guidelines for a
negotiated end to the 9-year-old civil
war, which has cost 70,000 lives,
mostly civilians.


On June 29, rebels rejected an offer
to be members of a proposed peace
commission, claiming it failed to
include important sectors in El
Salvador.
The five Central American
presidents Monday signed an accord,
outlining a plan to demobilize
Contra rebels based in southern
Honduras, and urged Salvadoran
guerrilla forces to put an end to
hostilities and begin a peace-seeking
dialogue with the conservative
Cristiani government.
"We once again state our
willingness to continue to contribute
to the negotiation efforts of the
opposition parties, the Archbishop
of the Catholic Church and other
social groups for the realization of a
dialogue and the initiation of
negotiations with the government,"
said a communique drawn up by top
rebel leaders who direct the
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Liberation Front, or FMLN.
The rebels demanded "a halt to
repression, the liberation of political
prisoners, guarantees to the freedom
of expression and respect for
agrarian reform," according to a
local radio station, Radio Sonora.
"All the Central American
presidents ratified that there is no
symmetry between the Contras and
the FMLN, since we are a popular
force and they are ... counter-
revolutionary death squadrons," the
clandestine rebel-run Radio
Venceremos said.
"The Contra has died, and Reagan


as well as all the war-mongers in the
White House are in mourning,"
Radio Venceremos said.
The rebels urged Salvadoran
citizens "to demand that President
Cristiani carry out the demo-
cratization of the country," and
asked that "all our countrymen
taking refuge in Honduras,
Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica
and the rest of the world return"to El
Salvador.
"All Central Americans have
renewed the hope of beginning a
serious and direct dialogue to achieve
peace," Radio Venceremos said.


Mexican train crash kils l00


MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -At
least 100 people were feared killed
when a passenger train plunged into
a river in the northern Mexican state
of Sinaloa, authorities said.
The official Notimex news agency,
quoting police sources, said more
than 100 people died in the crash,just
before dawn Wednesday near the
village of Capomos, 940 miles
northwest of Mexico City.
Jose Pena Galanza, head of the
Pacific railways Mazatlan route, said
99 bodies had been rescued so far.
He said rescue work was
suspended due to bad weather and
would be resumed early Thursday.
The television station Televisa,
which showed pictures of two
carriages stuck into the narrow river
bed with at least six others strewn
nearby, said 103 people died in the
crash.
It said 80 people were seriously
injured and 550 suffered lesser
injuries.
The station said 1,200 passengers
were travelling in the train, called "El
Burro" (the donkey), which was
traveling from the central city of
Guadalajara to Mexicali, on the


border with the United States.
Pena Galanza said the accident
was caused by heavy rains which
weakened a bridge over the river
Bamoa. The first six carriages
crossed the bridge, but the next two
fell into the river, and the remaining
seven crashed into surrounding
fields.
A commentator said most of the
victims were women and children.
Local press reports said many
victims were washed away
downstream.
Red Cross official Jesus Angulo
said by telephone from the town of
Guamuchil, near the site of the
accident, that 60 bodies were brought
to the Red Cross there and that other
dead were taken to the town of
Guasave.
Sinaloa state attorney-general
Manuel Lazcano said about 250
rescue workers, including soldiers,
were taking part in rescue operations
hampered by heavy rains.
In a separate incident, five people
died and 35 were injured when a gas
tank exploded in the downtown
sector of La Piedad, in Michoacan
State, local authorities said.









8 Tropic Times
Aug. 11, 1989


1 hemisphere



Contras face tough battle for survival


TELA, Honduras (Reuter) --
Nicaraguan Contra rebels, already
weakened by cuts in U.S. aid, face a
tough battle to survive as a guerrilla
force following a call by Central
American presidents for their
disbanding.
"The Contras' death sentence has
been signed," Nicaraguan President
Daniel Ortega declared after
returning home from a three-day
Central American summit in
Honduras that agreed on a plan for
disbanding the rebels.
The plan, coupled with a call by 20
Nicaraguan opposition parties last
Friday for the Contras to be
disbanded, means the rebels can cite
little support for continuing their
eight-year war against the leftist
Sandinista government.
The five Central American
governments, including several close
U.S. allies, signed the plan despite
strong lobbying from Washington to
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keep the Contras intact to pressure
the Sandinistas to hold free elections
next February.
The plan, which calls for
disbanding of the Contras within
four months, is voluntary and
contains no provision for forcing the
Contras to leave Honduras, where
about 12,000 fighters and 40,000
relatives are camped.
Contra leaders have said they will
resist disbanding.
"We are not going to hand over
our weapons until the causes of the
war disappear," Contra spokesman
Pepe Matus said in Tela this week.
But the accord and the knowledge
that they are not wanted in Honduras
is likely to further damage morale
among the Contras, already
undermined by a cutoff in U.S.
military aid in February 1988.
With weapons and ammunition in


short supply since military aid was
cut, most Contras are confined to
bases in Honduras, where they live
off U.S. humanitarian aid.
A Honduran pledge to invite a
United Nations peacekeeping force
to prevent the use of its territory by
irregular forces will make it more
difficult for the Contras to mount
operations into Nicaragua.
Nicaraguan officials said that the
success of the disbandment plan
depended largely on the reaction of
the United States.
Ortega said he hoped President
Bush would support the plan and
that part of a $50 million
humanitarian aid package that
Congress approved for the Contras
last April could be used for rebel
disbandment and repatriation.
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias
said the plan's success depended on


both the rebels and the Sandinistas.
The rebels had to realize they
would not win power through
violence and the government had to
create a climate for the Contras to
return, he said.
The plan calls on the United
Nations and Organization of
American States to form a
commission within 30 days to
oversee Contra disbandment.
During the next 90 days, the
verification commission and
Nicaraguan government will hold
talks with the Contras to "promote
their return to Nicaragua and their
integration into the political
process."
The five presidents also called for
dialogue and an end to civil war in El
Salvador. They said they would hold
their next summit before the end of
the year in Nicaragua.


3 Contra leaders receive U.S. asylum


MIAMI (UPI) -- Three of nine top
Contra military officers,including the
rebel chief of staff, were granted
political asylum Wednesday,
immigration chief Perry Rivkind
said.
The high-ranking Contras, which
include field commanders and
advisers, won the State Department's
approval for asylum two days after
five Central American presidents
agreed on a plan to demobilize the
anti-Sandinista forces within the
next four months.
The claims were given "special
action" status and reviewed
immediately, said Rivkind, the
Immigration and Naturalization
Services district director.
Israel Galeano, the rebel chief of


staff known as Commandante
Franklin, led the list of officers filing
claims. His was one of several
approved immediately.
Galeano said the Contra leaders
have no plans to move to the United
States and sought nothing more than
"travel documents."
"Some of us have the need right
now to mobilize in the international
field," Galeano said outside the INS
office in Miami.
"There is a need to get documents
to travel."
But Francisco "Johnny"
Delgadillo, a political adviser on the
Southern Front who was also
granted asylum, admitted the action
could be misinterpreted by the 12,000
rebel troops holed up in border


camps.
"It could be demoralizing to the
troops if we were seen as retiring
from the struggle," Delgadillo said.
"But the troops know that's not so.
Our struggle continues."
The officers denied there was a
connection between their
applications and the accord signed
Monday by five Central American
presidents in Tela, Honduras, calling
for the dismantling of the Contras.
Nicaraguan President Daniel
Ortega declared that the plan puts an
end to the rebel movement. The
Sandinista government agreed to
Democratic reforms leading up to
national elections in return for the
repatriation or resettlement of the
Contras by Dec. 8.


Moscow could be key to Nicaragua problem


WASHINGTON (Reuter) --
Central American presidents have
left Washington with few options by
calling for the return home of a
disbanded Nicaraguan rebel force
from base camps in Honduras by
Dec. 8, policy analysts said this week.
With the Contra rebels refusing to
return to Nicaragua unarmed and no
longer welcome in neighboring
Honduras, Washington, which has
-funded the rebels since they were
formed in the early 1980s, could soon
face pressure to welcome them into,
the United States, the analysts said.
"The agreement means the
Contras have gone from being the
best-fed peasants ii Central America,
to the homeless," said Cindy Buhl,
legislative director of the Pax
Americas policy research group.
But .other analysts said
Washington, having lost the rebels as
a policy arm, must now find other
ways of pressuring Nicaragua's
Sandinista government to adopt
democratic reforms. They said
Moscow could prove to be the key.
L. Francis Bouchey, president of
the Council for Inter-American
Security, said the United States
could be helped by the fact that the
Soviet Union was looking to the
United States for a broad range of
help in the economic sphere.
Washington should look to
Moscow to pressure Nicaragua to
create conditions that would make it
possible for the 12,000 Contras and


their 40,000 family members to
return from Honduras, Bouchey
said.
Leaders of Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and
Guatemala approved the Contra
plan Monday on the second
anniversary of a regional peace
agreement.
.The accord, which calls for an
international commission to oversee
the voluntary disbanding and
repatriation of the rebel force, could
;-end: the eigh.t-year-old
..Nicaraguan civil war in which some
40,000 people have died .
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Bosco Matamoros, a spokesman
for the Nicaraguan rebels,
emphasized that the agreement
called for the voluntary repatriation
of the rebels.
Before any return was worked out,
the rebels would look for direct
negotiations with the Sandinista
government, he said. But
Matamoros said he doubted
agreement could be reached to
resettle the Contras before
Nicaragua's Feb. 25, 1990
presidential election.
Matamoros said the rebel force
would have to negotiate without


Washington's support. He said the
United States had given up interest in
promoting democracy in Central
America, limiting its concern to
security considerations.
In Miami, Aristides Sanchez, one
of six directors of the Nicaraguan
Resistance umbrella group, said the
return to Nicaragua of the Contra
fighters would increase the chance of
new clashes with government troops.
"We have no choice but to return
to Nicaragua armed and subsist off
the land and the good will of the
people," Sanchez told Reuters in an
interview.


rgente inflation still unstable


BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) -
Argentina's Peronist government
believes it broke hyperinflation in its
first month in office but economists
find faults in its program and warn
that stiffer measures must be taken
before lasting stability can be
achieved.
Private and official surveys show
that high inflation subsided in the last
two weeks of July, after prices nearly
doubled during the first half of the
month.
"Prices rose by only two or three
per cent in the past six days, but it is
still too early to say if this is a short-
lived respite or lasting stability,"
leading economic analyst Miguel
Broda said last week.


"Stability will require a fiscal
revolution." July's 196.6 percent
inflation easily surpassed the
previous one-month record of June's
114.5 percent, but the government
was confident it had reversed the
trend.
Inflation was 1,472 percent in the
last six months of the Radical Party's
reign and workers' salaries lost two-
thirds of their purchasing power
during that period.
Menem forecast that inflation
would drop to two digits in August
and under 10 percent in September,
and said prices would not rise by
more than 15 percent in 1990.
But economists said the Peronists
had yet to take further steps to


achieve success attained by other
stabilization plans, such as Bolivia's
1985 program which in two years
brought inflation down to 10 percent
from 24,000 percent a year.
The Peronists agreed to a price-
freeze with leading industries,
continued printing money, raised
public employees' salaries 175
percent and has yet to announce
measures to stimulate exports.
The government has annulled
utility bills it issued with up to 2,000
percent increases over previous rates
after consumers complained they
could not pay them.
Nevertheless, economists said the
government could still rectify its
program








Tropic Times
Aug. 11, 1989


9


leisure


Scuba diving: 'the most relaxing hobby there is'


by Sgt. Monique Chere
COROZAL (Tropic Times)-Scuba
diving is one of the more common
recreational sports in Panama.
Divers can take advantage of a
variety of sites and the low cost of
participation here.
One can begin from the "water up"
at numerous places.
The military provides encourage-
ment to start diving, said Monika
Jones, Balboa Dive Club secretary.
"There are many organizations on
base offering lessons at reasonable
prices. The classes are scheduled
frequently as well," said Jones.
"There are a lot of places to dive in
Panama. Two oceans, the Panama
Canal, sunken wreck sites and
various islands offer a good variety.
"Diving at Portobelo (on the Atlantic
side) adds a Caribbean touch - the
water is clear and there's lots of coral
and tropical fish.
"Diving in Panama makes one
more independent," Jones said.
"Divers who go to a resort get
pampered." Here you have to rely on
yourself, and learn to cope with
problems that may arise, she
explained.
Thirteen-year-old Shawn
Golembiewsti has been diving here
for a year. "My dad encouraged me
to do it," he said.
"The only time I was scared was
when I took my first lesson. I think
diving's fun! "I've seen coral and
different types of fish, like the
butterfly fish. Two months ago I saw
a barracuda. I wasn't scared, it was
neat!"
Golembiewsti has been on 15 dives
in Panama and said his favorite spot
was Isla Grande.
MSgt. Aubrey Henson has been
diving for 12 years in several parts of
the world. "It's the most relaxing
hobby there is," he said. "It's so quiet
down there; all you have to worry
about is the air and the depth."
"I've been here four months and
will probably join a club," he said.
Henson has several clubs he can
choose from; among them, the
Balboa Dive Club and the Bahia-
Mar Dive Club on the Pacific side
and the Pan American Dive Club on


Shawn Golembiewsti, family member, examines his face mask before diving at
Fort Kobbe Beach. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Monique Chere)
the Atlantic side. members, all Department of Defense
Balboa Dive Cub personnel, said MSgt. Mike Welch,
club president.
The club, with a current "Often, one goes through the dive
membership of 200 plus, was classes, then doesn't see their
established in the early sixties, and is classmates anymore. A club offers a
a non-profit organization. chance to dive with others of similar
"It's oriented to divers first," said interests and gives ideas on places to
Barry Steils, president. "It's a place go. You can always learn from other
for divers to congregate and people's experiences.
exchange information." "It's nice to have the camaraderie
The club is open to the public and of others while diving and there's
membership is evenly divided safety in numbers," added Welch.
between PCC personnel, military Objectives of the dive club, said
personnel and others, according to Welch, are to visit local dive sites,
eetis e e te se organize dive trips, provide safety,
Meetings are held on the second foster conservation of ocean
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rCt Training Center at 7:30 p.m.
Membership is $12 ayearforfamilies
and $8 a year for singles.
Upcoming highlights include dive
tours to San Blas and Boca del
Toros, Steils said.
Baia-mar Dive Club
The non-profit club, chartered on
Howard Air Force Base in October
1988 began with five members.
Currently, the club has a roster of 65


The club usually hosts a guest
speaker at its meetings. Topics range
from dive medicine to exploring a
sunken vessel in the Caribbean.
Often a club member will show slides
or photos of a recent dive trip.
Visibilities, water temperatures and
"what's down there" are discussed.
Current items of interest are raised,
such as a safety regulator recall.
Future diving destinations are


planned, and maps are circulated.
"We plan dives," said Welch, "but
often two or three just get together
and head out there."
Meetings are held the second
Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
in the Zodiac Recreation Club
Center (top floor) at Howard AFB.
Fees are $8 a year for singles to $12 a
year for families.
On the current agenda are: diving
from the "Black Stallion" in the
Pacific and a diving/ camping trip to
Portobelo this weekend.
Pan American Dive Club
Located on the second floor of the
post office at Fort Espinar, this club
has been "quiet" for some time.
"But, we will be cranking up again
very soon," said 2nd Lt. Robert
Lehman, club operations officer.
"We provide quality inexpensive
equipment for rent to club
members," said Lehman. "We even
have our own compressors."
The cost of memberships is $10 for
initial entry fee (includes rental of a
long set) and a $5 monthly fee.-The
club is open to all ages, said Lehman,
but all members must be certified
divers or certified snorklers.
Future plans include a trip to San
Blas over the Labor Day weekend.
Monthly meetings have been
scheduled; the next is Aug. 21.
There are also several local clubs
one can join. Information about
some of the clubs can be obtained
from the various scuba diving
instructors or dive rental shops on or
off post.
Once you start, it's not hard to get
"hooked." As Jones said, "diving in
Panama has many pluses." It would
be a shame not to take advantage of
that while living here.

For further information about
the dive clubs listed, call: Balboa
Dive Club (Monika Jones) 284-
4776; Bahia-Mar Dive Club
(MSgt. Mike Welch) 284-
5319/4497 or Pan American Dive
Club (2nd Lt. Robert Lehman)
289-3573/4133 or (Corine) 289-
4433.


Sundial outings
Sundial Recreation Center, Fort
Davis will sponsor a PX shopping
tour Saturday, a day trip to Isla
Grande resort Aug. 19, and a
Gorgona Beach tour Aug. 26.
To reserve space for these outings
call 289-3889.
Outdoor rec tours
CRD Outdoor Recreation is
hosting a dive/camping trip this
weekend. Space is limited to 21
persons. Call 287-3363.
Also upcoming is a dive to the
train in Gatun Lake Aug. 19. Fee
includes transportation to the
Aquativity Center at Fort Espinar,
and boat transportation to the dive
site, and a dive guide. Reserve today.
Stop by Building 154, Fort Clayton.
Valent events
Valent Recreation Center is
offering several beach tours.
On Aug. 19, the center will sponsor
a tour to Isla Mamey.
A day at Gorgona Beach is
scheduled for Aug. 26. A minimum
of 10 persons is needed to conduct
the tour.
Call 287-6500 for further info.


Moonlight cruise
A moonlight cruise of the Panama
Bay Saturday aboard the Fantasia
Del Mar is being sponsored by the
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal.
There will be D.J. music and
food and beverages will be sold on
board. Tickets can be purchased at
the MWR main office, building 65.
The boat leaves Pier I at the naval
station at 7 p.m. and returns at 1 a.m.
For details call 283-5307.

White-water rafting
Learn about the thrills of white-
water rafting Thursday at the
Panama Canal Commission
Training Center. Judith Baerg,
Walter Bottin and Norita Scott will


be presenting slides and photographs
of their raft trips through the Grand
Canyon this summer. Anyone who
has taken a similar trip and would
like to participate in te presentation
is also welcome. For more
information, contact the training
Center at 252-4163.
Dance troupe
The Rainbow Revue will present
dances from Tahiti, Samoa, New
Zealand, and Hawaii.
The dances will be presented by
this Polynesian dance troupe touring
Panama under the sponsorship of the
Armed Forces Professional
Entertainment Organization.
There are six shows scheduled:
Tuesday, at the Howard AFB Pool at


7 p.m; Wednesday at The Anchorage
Club at the U.S. Naval Station
Pariama Canal at 7:30 p.m.; Valent
Recreation Center on Fort Clayton
.Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Camp
Roadrunner Friday at 6 p.m.
The show will be atOceanBreeze
Center, Fort Sherman Aug. 19 at 1
p.m. and the Loft Theatre, Fort
Espinar at 7 p.m.
Weekend cruise
A weekend cruise to Contadora
Aug. 26-27 is being offered by the
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
MWR.
It includes an overnight stay at the
Contadora Hotel. Price includes.
hotel accommodations and boat
ride. For more information call 283-
5307, or sign up at building 65,
MWR main office.
Youth tours
The Fort Clayton Youth Center is
accepting reservations for a trip to
Gorgona Beach from Thursday to
Aug. 19 and a day tour to the Sierra
Club Aug. 23.
Junior and senior teens are invited
to join. Permission slips are required.
Contact the center director for full
details.











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G - General Audiences. All ages admit
PG - Parental guidance suggested. Some material may
be suitable for children.
PG-13 - Parents are strongly cautioned. Some material m
be inappropriate for children under
R - Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying paren
adult guardian.


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or Movie Schedule


Box office opens 20 minutes prior to each performance.
Programs are subject to change without notice.
RT: Running time in minutes.
SIT: Titulos en Espanol - Subtitles in Spanish.


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Clayton

287-3279


Davis

289-5173


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EVENING
WORKING GIRL
Harrison Ford
Adults 2.00Children $1.0
Rated (R) RT: 114
MIND GAMES
Edward Albert
adults $2.00 Children S$.0(
Rated (R) RT: 93


OUT COLD
John Lithgow ,
Adults 2.00 Children 1.00
Rated (R) RT; 92
FIELD OF DREAMS
Kevin Costner
AdltsS 2.50Children 1.25
Rated (PG) RT: 107


MATINEE-2:00 I
FLETCH LIVES
Chevy Chase
Adults 2.00 Children $.00
Rated (PG) RT: 95
FIELD OF DREAMS
Kevin Costner
Adults $2.50 Children $1.25
Rated (PG) RT: 107
CYBORG
Jean Claude Van Dammn
Adults 12.50 Children $1.25


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Adults$2.50 Children $1.2
Rd(R) RT: 98
ROOFTOPS
Toy Bycr
Adults-$2.00Childen-S1.000
Rted (R) RT:95


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Nancy Everhard
Adult 2.00 Children .X
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Paer Dobson
ult. 12.00 Children 1.00
Rated(PG-13) RT: 98


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Rated(R) RT:126,


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Lou Diamond Phillips Adults $2.50 Children S1.25
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MERICAN NINJA IIIAdlts$2,50
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Eric Sloltz
Aduls $2.00 ChAdren $1.00
Rated(R) RT: 105

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Adults 2.50 Children 1.25
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PET SEMATARY
A family moves from Chicago to a
small town in Maine only to discover
that their house is next to an ancient
Indian burial ground that brings
corpses back to life.

RENEGADES
An exciting police thriller with a
mismatched pair of crime fighters -
an unorthodox undercover agent and
a native American Indian - pursuing
a brutal murderer who has made off
with a sacred tribal relic.

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
Dennis Quaid plays the hard-living
hard-rocking music legend Jerry Lee
Lewis as he soars to the heights of
superstardom only to watch his
popularity plummet when he marries
his 13-year-old cousin. (Violence &
language)

SEE YOU IN THE
MORNING
A divorced man and a young widow
try to put their past behind them and
begin a new life together. (Language
and sex)


DISORGANIZED CRIME
A fun-filled romp between the
fastfoots and the flatfoots as five bad
guys from Jersey endeaver to rob a
small town western bank.

ROAD HOUSE
Patrick Swayze plays a much
respected, yet mysterious loner
brought into this rough-and-tumble
western town to restore order to a
once thriving road house and to
protect the townfolks from a vicious,
local bully.

LISTEN TO ME
Follows a diverse group of students
through a school year as they learn to
polish their skills by being able to
take either side of an issue. Events
climax at a national showdown where
the teams tear into one of today's
hotly controversial objects.
(Violence, language, nudity, sex)

OUT COLD
Out Cold is an offbeat murder
mystery that has a pesky private eye
tracking a man who isn't alive as the
guilty wife tries to avert suspicion.
Stars John Lithgow and Terri Garr.


SHES OUT OF CONTROL
Tony Danza stars as a widowed
father desperately trying to cope with
his teenage daughter's seemingly
overnight transition from wall flower
to knockout. (Sex)

K-9

This fast moving cop comedy is about
an unorthodox narcotics officer
teamed up with a German Shepherd
which has better discipline than his
human partner. (Violence, language,
sex)

NO HOLDS BARRED
The incredible Hulk Hogan plays a
good guy wrestler who must face the
deadly Zeus. While a race against the
clock goes on to find his kidnapped
girlfriend. Stars Tony Lister.
(Violence & language)

SEE NO EVIL,

HEAR NO EVIL

See No Evil, Hear No Evil is a
rollicking comedy concerning a deaf
newsstand proprietor who, along
with his blind assistant, becomes
mistakenly implicated in a murder.


COMING SOON
HOWARD
Fri. NO HOLDS BARRED (PG-13)
Fri. MAJOR LEAGUE (R)
Sat. LISTEN TO ME (R)
Sat. MERCHANTS OF WAR (R)
Sat.-Sun. SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO
EVIL (R)
Sun. SHE'S OUT OF CONTROL (PG)
CLAYTON
Fri. WORKING GIRL (R)
Fri. MIGHTY QUINN (R)
Sat.-Sun. LEVIATHAN (R)
Sat.-Sun. FLETCH LIVES (PG)
Sat.-Sun. FIELD OF DREAMS (PG)
Sun. CYBORG (R)
AMADOR
Fri. SAY ANYTHING (PG-13)
Sat. THE BURBS (PG)
Sun. ROAD HOUSE (R)
QUARRY HEIGHTS
Fri. CRIMINAL LAW (R)
Sat. THE RESCUERS (G)
Sun. PET SEMATARY (R)
DAVIS
Fri. DISORGANIZED GAME (R)
Fri. MIND GAMES (R)
Sat. EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY (PG)
Sat. THE DREAM TEAM (PG-13)
Sat. RENEGADES (R)
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Aug., 1, 199 19


S youth activities


Summer-hire student gains experience


HOWARD AIR FORCE BASE,
PANAMA - (1978th CG/PA) - A
boring, dragged-out summer of
house chores, sleeping in, and
watching TV may be for some high
school teens, but not for Sean E.
Carson.
At age 17,Carson is a summer-hire
employee at the 1978th Com-
munications Group, which provides,
operates and maintains tele-


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communications and air traffic
control facilities and services for the
24th Composite Wing. The mission
includes providing communications
support for the U.S. Military
Groups throughout Central and
South America,
The Summer Hire Program,
administered by the Howard Civilian
Personnel Office, has numerous
students employed at base units, The


Sean E. Carson, a summer hire employee at the 1978th Communications
Group, logs information into the Land Mobile Radio data base. (U.S. Air
Force photo by SSgt. Debra L. Penton)

Girl Scouts enjoy reunion '


students began work in the later part
of June and will work until the
program ends Aug. 18,
The program's purpose is to
provide an opportunity for young
adults to gain practical work
experience, earn a salary, and further
their education by learning what it is
really like to hold a job.
"Last yoer I didn't work, but this
year I wanted a job.
Most of my friends that are
working this year ar doing manual
labor as summer hires and making
more money than 1, but this doesn't
bother me. Ijust wanted ajob to give
me something to do with my summer
and to also earn some money for
myself.
I was lucky to get the type of job I
wanted," said Carson.
A Balboa High School senior this
August, Carson works as an assistant
to the Land Mobile Radio manager
in the 1978th's Plans and Programs
Division. His parents are
SMSgt. William J. Feeney,
superintendent of the 1978th's
Operations Division, and Karen J.
Feeney.
"I knew about the Summer Hire
Program last year but I wasn't
interested then. This year, I asked my
step-father to get an application for


me, help me fill it out, and turn it in to
the Civilian Personnel Office, I
basically wanted office work, so on
my application I asked for it, This is
good for me because after high
school I plan to go to college and be
an Air Force officer, where I will
probably be working in an office
environment," he said.
Canron's job involves logging
information into a computer,
answering the phone, and assisting
with other business in the division.
!I mainly work with SSgt.
William McAfee, the Land Mobile
Radio manager, and MSgt.
Felix Johnson, the division
superintendent. They have taught me
everything I need to to know about
my job, the division, and then they let
me do my thing,"
"It hasn't taken me very long to
learn what I had to do because I
already knew how to type, but it did
take me awhile to learn how the Air
Force does things. I like earning
money, three dollars an hour, and'the
1978th's people -they are very
interesting. Office work is just what I
expected and I've found out that I
like it. For me this is a good
experience, working at an interesting
job, with interesting people," said
Carson.


day camp' at Clayton Bohios


By Maria E. Len-Rios

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) --Girls between the ages of 6
and 16 dressed in turquoise camp T-
shirts gathered at the Clayton bohios
for a special kind of reunion.
During the week of July 31
through August 5, the Girl Scout
Service Center sponsored a Girl
Scout day camp. The Panama
oriented theme was "Fun in the Sun."
Eighty girls from three Pacific side
troops participated and 20
volunteers lent a hand to teach the
girls useful and interesting skills and
lessons.
The scouts were taught how to
make Panamanian ornamental hair
combs, first aid demonstrations were
held, an Army Community Services
representative talked about peer
pressure and a representative from
Preventive Medicine gave a
presentation on local plants and
insects.
Activities weren't limited to the
bohios. The girls went on atrip to the
Smithsonian institution on Fort
Amador. The highlight was seeing
the recently completed replica of a
tidal pool containing starfish, sea
anemones and small fish.
A day was spent swimming at the

Cocoli evmts
Cocoli Community Center is
having activities for first through
sixth graders. On Mondays and
Wednesday movies will be featured
from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Crafts will be featured
Wednesday, followed by fun games
Tuesday and Thursdays. In
addition, birthdays will be celebrated
on the last Friday of the month.
Call 287-3010 for more details.

Loft Theater
The Loft Theater's Pixie Theater
participants announce their


Fort Clayton pool and an overnight
camp out at Clayton park ended the
week's activities.
Girl Scouts has been around for 77
years offering young girls an
opportunity to make friendships and
learn about their surroundings.
"Girl Scouts has been a stable part
of my life," said 16-year-old Sara
Cales, a member of the Lone
Tropical Troop. Cales is the most


recent recipient of the Gold Award,
the highest achievable award in Girl
Scouts and equivalent to the Boy
Scouts' Eagle Scout award. "With
my father in the military, we move
around a lot. Girl Scouts has always
been something I could get involved
in."
Cales thinks some people have a
misconception about Girl Scouts.
"It's not all work. It's mostly fun and


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Beatriz Broussard instructs the Girl Scouts on how to make ornamental nar
combs. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Len-Rios)


performance Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in
the Loft Teaterfor the community.
This family entertainment will last
for one hour and admission is free.
The name of the play is "The
Handwriting On The Wall."The play
will be directed by Lisa Wettstein and
Danny A. Velez. The program will
include a youth activities fashion
show. For more information call
Andy Lim at 2894302/4377.
Youth center closes
Due to mission requirements, the
Fort Amador Youth Center has
closed until further notice.


DoDDS orientation
Balboa High School will have an
orientation program for sophomores
and new students Aug. 22.
The program will be held at the
Balboa High School auditorium
from 9-11 a.m.
For details call 252-3483/7896.
Girl Scout volunteers
Basic leadership training for new
Girl Scout volunteers will be
conducted Tuesday and Wednesday
at the Fort Clayton chapel from 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The sessions will provide all of the
information needed to conduct Girl


teaches you about yourself. It taught
me to be responsible, independent
and to look towards the future," she
said.
Girl Scout registration will take
place Sept. 6. Information fliers will
be sent home from the schools.
Troops corresponding to residential
areas are given below along with the
names of the Lone Troop Committee
Chairpersons.
Those interested in joining can call
the Girl Scout Service Center at
286-3670.

For the Farfan, Howard AFB
and Cocoli areas, the troop is
Tropical Lone Troop and the
chairman is Toni Williams-
Sanchez.
For the U.S. Naval Station
Panama Canal, Fort Kobbe, Fort
Clayton and Curundu area, the
troop is Clayton Lone Troop and
the chairman is Clara Tatum.
For the Balboa, Diablo, Los
Rios area the troop is Sunshine
Lone Troop and the chairman is
Jannice Walker.
For the Fort Espinar and Fort
Davis area, the troop is Atlantic
Lone Troop and the chairman is
Valerie White.

Scout meetings and activities.
For more details call 286-3670.
Vacation Bible School
The Crossroads Bible Church
invites preschool children through
sixth-graders to its Vacation Bible
School from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday. The church is
located on Gaillard Highway
between Albrook Air Force Station
and Fort Clayton. The theme for this
year's program is "Joy Trek: Journey
with Jesus through time and space."
For further information, call 252-
6480 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


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Ed Center classes
The Fort Clayton Education
Center will be offering high school
completion classes starting Aug. 28.
MGMT 2202 Individual
Orientation Techniques will start
Aug. 28.
The classes are three weeks long
and they meet Monday through
Friday.
The next Graduate Record Exam
will be Wednesday at 8 a.m.
Basic Skills Education Program
classes will be Aug. 28-Sept. 15.
For more information call the
Fort Clayton Education Center at
287-5702/5412.
Ceramics center
The Ceramics Center located in
Building 155, Fort Clayton, offers a
wide variety of classes.
The facility opens Mondays,
Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays
from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and
Tuesday and Wednesdays from 1-
9:30 p.m. The center is closed
Friday. For information call
287-4360.
Fairy tale
"The Magic Well," a fairy tale for
children and adults, will be presented
at Valent Recreation Center, Fort
Clayton.
The production is directed by
Richard Dahlstron and features 18
children who have participated in the
Summer Theater Camp.
The play opens tonight at 7:30 p.m
and will continue Saturday and
Sunday with matinees at 2 p.m.
Seating will be on a first come, first
serve basis.
Video class
A video class is being held at the
Fort Clayton Arts & Crafts Center.
The class is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, by appointment. Call 287-
5957 or stop by Building 180, Fort
Clayton.


Scuba diving
Discover the fascinating world of
scuba diving! The CRD Outdoor
Recreation Branch offers monthly
classes, both PADI and NAUI.
The next sessions are scheduled for
Aug. 21. Stop by Fort Clayton Scuba
Center buildingg 178) to make your
arrangements. For information call
287-5858.




Pottery classes
Pottery classes will be available at
the Fort Davis Arts & Crafts Center.
Pat Garrett will conduct the
lessons Mondays and Saturdays for
four weeks. A fee will be charged.
Reserve your space. Call 289-5104.


Art lessons
If you are interested in art lessons,
the Fort Davis Arts & Crafts Center
has weekly sessions on preparing the
canvas and charcoal drawing.
The classes meet Fridays and
Saturday, respectively. Call
289-5104.




Dance program
A modem dance and classical
ballet and tap program is offered at
the Curundu Theatre Arts Centre.
New sessions begin Aug. 28.
Register now at Building 2060,
Curundu.
Sessions for children and adults
are available. Call 286-3152.


Music lessons
Learn how to play the piano or
guitar. Classes are offered at the
Pacific Theatre Arts Centre in
Curundu. Voice lessons are also
available.
Classes are scheduled after school
or duty hours. Guitar students must
bring their own instrument.
For more information call 286-
3152. New classes begin Aug. 28, so
register soon.





Howard center offers
variety of programs
HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW-
PA) -- Howard/Albrook Family
Support Center has a variety of
events scheduled for August.
Reservations are required for all of
the programs, and can be made by
calling 284-5650 or dropping by
Building 707 here.
Cross Culture Workshop -- Is it
your first time overseas? Feeling
stressed over the different language
and customs? The workshop could
ease your culture shock and lower
your stress level. Come to the FSC
conference room, Tuesday, from
6:30-8:30 p.m. Call for reservations.
SF-171 Workshop -- Interested in
a job? Learn how to best present
yourself on paper, Wednesday, by
attending a class at FSC from 9 to 11
a.m.
The workshop provides guidelines
for properly preparing the 171 job
application form.
U.S. Citizenship -- Want to
become a U.S. citizen? DOD
personnel and family members who
have bilingual cards are eligible to
attend this five session course
designed for people desiring to
become naturalized citizens. The
class will help those individuals
preparing for the citizenship test.
Classes are scheduled for Tuesday
and Thursday, Aug. 22 through Sept.
5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"You Asked For It" -- Join FSC
for a relaxing day of fun and
educational workshops, including
Panamanian Cuisine, Interior
Decorating, Space A Travel to South
America and more. Make free child
care reservations starting Aug. 23.
The event takes place, Aug. 30, at the
Zodiac Recreation Center from 8
a.m. to 1:45 p.m.


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Outdoor rec classes
The Howard Outdoor Recreation
Section is currently offering the
following classes on an on-going
basis.
Water aerobic class -- Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, 6 to 7
p.m.
Preschool swimming class - 3 to 5
year olds, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday, 2 to 3 p.m.
Events being offered during
August are:
Friday -- Discover scuba diving
courses at Howard AFB pool, 6 p.m.
Aug. 21 -- Scuba diving classes
start at the Howard Pool, 6 p.m.
All active duty and retired
military, Department of Defense
civilians and dependents are eligible
to participate. A small fee will be
charged for each of the events. For
more information, call 284-3569 or
286-3555.
Zodiac classes
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
currently offering the following
classes:
Piano lessons from 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday;
and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Thursday.
Shotokan karate classes for
children from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday
and Thursday, and from 4:30 to 5:30
p.m., Saturday.
For adults from 7 to 8:30 p.m.,
Tuesday and Thursday, and from
5:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday.
Tae kwon do martial arts classes
for children from 6 to 7 p.m.,
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
For adults from to 8 p.m., Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
For more information call 284-
6161 or 284-6109.
Tennis lessons
The Howard Youth Center has a
volunteer tennis instructor for the
summer, with scheduled hours on
Tuesday and Thursdays.
For more information on tennis
instruction times, call 284-4700.




Free movies
The U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal, Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Center is offering free
movies for All Hands and
dependents. The movies will be
played at Crews' Lounge, Building
88, and MCSFCo classroom,
Building 3005.
Two different features are shown
each night, one at 7 p.m. and another
at 9 p.m.
Boating class
A Boston Whaler class will be held
Aug. 19. It's sponsored by the U.S.
Naval Station Panama Canal M WR.
Sign up at building 65, MWR main
office. For details call 283-5307.


Sailing courses
Sailing courses are being offered
by the U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal MWR. Sign up at building 65.
For information call 283-5307.




Aerobics
A ladies aerobics class is being
offered from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, at the
Albrook' Youth Center. The
instructor is Brenda Carafaus, who
conducts low impact classes at the
center. For more information, call
286-3195/3618.
Scuba course
Tonight -- Discover scuba diving
course at Albrook AFS pool, 6 p.m.
Monday -- Scuba diving classes at
Albrook AFS pool, 6 p.m.
For more details call 286-3555.


FIT KOBBE


Education center
Starting Aug. 21 Fort Kobbe
Education Center will offer a variety
of classes. Some of the classes are:
Beginning Spanish, Tuesdays and
Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Intermediate Spanish, Tuesdays
and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Spanish GED, Mondays and
Thursday, 5-6 p.m.
Beginning typing, Mondays,
Wednesday, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.
Beginning Algebra, Mondays,
Wednesday, Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.


Eating contest
How many chocolate chip cookies
can you eat? Children 7-13 years old
are invited to enter a Cookie Eating
Contest Saturday at Cocoli
Community Center at 2:30 p.m.
Match your appetite against
others.
Recipe roundup
Cocoli Community Center will
have a Recipe Roundup every third
Friday of the month at 1 p.m. Join in
Friday. Bring your favorite recipe to
the get-together, with the finished
product.
Enjoy everything from appetizers
to main courses. Call 287-3010 for
information.
Jazzercise class
A Jazzercise class will start off
Aug. 29 at the Cocoli Community
Center. Dance to favorite tunes and
exercise.
Class meets Tuesday through
Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A
minimal registration is required. Call
287-3010 for more information.







Tropic Times
Aug. 11, 1989


13


1/508th refines training during exercise at Amador


by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney


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FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Weii,
PAO) - Three hours and 45 minutes a Comp
after midnight Friday a flight of us a go
would b
helicopters screamed through the deloy
night sky toward Fort Amador. "We
The helicopters were loaded with Meado
airborne troops of Company B and fce
the HHC's antitank platoon of the face it
1/508th Infantry Battalion The t
(Airborne). soldiers
After touchdown the soldiers
fanned out and began setting up
positions. Laying in ditches, behind
large tree roots and under other
sources of cover, the soldiers quickly
blended with the housing area.
While the infantrymen set up, the
the HMMWV's equipped with anti-
tank TOWs moved into positions
near the officer's club and golf
course.
"This exercise was to refine the
soldiers training in the protection of
civilians," said 1st Lt. Darin C.
Blancett, S-1 officer for 1/508th. .:
"The men were excellent, highly
motivated, and enthused," SFC
Michael Addams, Company B's 3rd
platoon sergeant said.
Within minutes the soldiers settled
into place for the night waiting for
dawn.
"Ten minutes from touchdown we
were in place and set up," said Pvt. 2 'f
Michael Redmon.
"At Fort Campbell, Ky., we did
live fire exercises but nothing like
this," added Redmon, who has been
in country about two weeks.
With dawn, the soldiers were
readjusted by their leaders for
maximum concealment and the best
fields of fire.
"If we had to do this again, the Soldiers


Soldiers march


Swe get today would serve us
aid SSgt. Michael Meadows,
any B squad leader. "It gives
od perspective of where we
be at first and where we would
fron there."
normally train in the jungle,"
vs said. "The challenges you
urban combat are different
ose in the jungle."
:raining exercise acquainted
with the area and assured


residents' security.
"I think the families feel more
secure because we're here," said Pvt. 1
Paul Millan.
"The civilians know that we're here
to protect them and we won't pull out
until after they've been evacuated,"
added Meadows.
Fort Amador residents Jerry and
Ann Leitner agreed.
"It makes me feel more secure.
This and the evacuation exercise held


a few weeks ago makes me feel very
safe," Mrs. Leitner said.
As the sun rose higher in the sky
and midmorning approached the
order to pack up and go back to post
was received.
Once again everything was
measured in minutes and seconds
and before the hour was up Fort
Amador was as peaceful as it was at a
quarter to four that morning.


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of Company B prepare to board a UH-60Blackhawk helicopter. (U.S. A rmy photo by Spec. Paul L: Sweeney)


25 miles for distinctive buckle


by SFC Marshall B. Wilkins

FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO) -
- When soldiers of the 2nd Battalion,
9th Infantry Regiment went on a 25-
mile road march last month, the
courage and determination required
to complete the march proved to be a
triumph of individual efforts.
Almost 70 2/9th Manchus and one
USARSO soldier started the march
which began at Fort Davis. The
soldiers marched to Gatun Locks,
crossed the locks and continued to
Fort Sherman, and back to Fort
Davis.
The road marchers were followed
by an ambulance; and several medics
marched along to help with any leg


cramps, foot problems or cases of
dehydration which could occur along
the way.
"We checked them for blisters and
leg cramps during the breaks," said
PFC Anthony Ross, one of the
medics. "We told them to elevate


their feet so they wouldn't swell
during the breaks."
The battalion NBC officer, 2nd Lt.
Emile Sheehan said the unit prepared
the soldiers by building up to the 25
miler. "We did a 6, a 9 and a 12 mile
road march to build up endurance


Rossi aims to better Army operations
by Cpl. J. Alan Warner staff and the deputy commander, side."


FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - His day usually begins with a
foot race from building 95 to
building 519 and back with a mock
M-16. Then he makes his first
meeting of the day. When the
meeting finishes, he returns to his
office and a pile of paperwork and
usually three or four officers who
want to see him. As soon as he begins
making headway on the paperwork,
the telephone rings. His
administrative assistants aren't at
work yet, so he answers the phone.

Long days and even longer nights
characterize Col. Arnold T. Rossi,
the USARSO deputy commander,
who has dedicated himself to helping
the command run like a well-oiled
machine. For nearly three years he
has been dual-hatted, the chief of


"Because of my dealings with
people and the projects I've been
working on, I've been mostly visible
as the chief of staff," Rossi said.
"When Col. Leonard Hardy arrived
as the new chief of staff, I simply
moved over and now concentrate on
the job of deputy commander."
Rossi now directs his full attention
to filling the job of deputy
commander. Although he fills only
one position now, he said he has less
free time. As the deputy commander
he has the opportunity to focus on
USARSO operations and training.
"The deputy commander focuses
more on the operating command
side," Rossi explained. "The deputy
ensures actions the commanding
general wants are properly carried
out. It's a more direct supervisory
role of the command's operational


As the full-time deputy
commander, Rossi said his main
goals are to carry out his duties and
responsibilities with vigor and
energy. He will also be working to
better the quality of life in Panama.
"Ill try to get more of the major
programs and initiatives that have
been approved fully implemented
into the SOUTHCOM system,"
Rossi said.
The major programs include the
reorganization of USARSO and the
Army Community of Excellence
Program which is designed to
improve the military community's
quality of life.
"But my main effort will be to
guide and assist operational and
exercise matters which help
USARSO and JTF-Panama play out
their roles in SOUTHCOM's area of
responsibility," Rossi said.


and acclimatize ourselves.
"It (the 25 mile road march) was
very challenging and more difficult
than at Fort Ord. It was hotter than
normal in Panama so we had to drink
more water and change socks more
often. It was a challenge to the
leaders to keep their men motivated
and drinking enough water,"
Sheehan said.
The Manchus used the buddy
system during the long march: SSgt.
Kenneth Carter buddied up with the
lone USARSO soldier in the march,
Capt. Jamie Conway, battalion S-1
for 29th Military Intelligence
Battalion (CEWI). "We kept talking
to each other and checking to to
make sure neither one of us was
dehydrated," Carter said.
"I didn't have any blisters or heat
problems or suffer form
dehydration," Conway said. "After
being in Panama all this time I knew I
had to drick a lot of water. Running
to Dock 45 helped prepare me for
this."
Even though the desire to obtain
the coveted Manchu belt buckle was
motivation to finish the march, the
buckle wasn't the only benefit. "The
buckle is something we're all very
proud of but the real reward is the
self confidence a new soldier in the
unit gets from completing the march.
This road march instills pride in new
soldiers, it's one of the most
courageous steps they can take,"
Sheehan said.
Conway who said she has been on
training exercises with the 193rd
Infantry Brigade and units in
Germany said, "The Manchus are a
different breed of soldier, and a
professional breed of soldier. They're
the way they are because of the
leadership."


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14 Tropic Times
14 Aug. 11, 1989


club calendar


Howard NCO Club - Mon.,
membership night, open at 5:30.
Naval Station O' Club - Fri. & Wed.,
5-7 p.m., social hour; Mon. & Sun.,
mom's night out; membership
appreciation night.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -
Fri.& Tues., social hour, 4-6 p.m.
Sat., grill sandwich bar, 8-10 p.m.,
Sun., 1-10:30 p.m.
Naval Station CPO Club - Fri. &
Wed., social hour, 4-6 p.m; Mon.,
closed.
Bamboo Inn - Mon. & Fri., social
hour, 5-6 p.m.
Ft. Amador O'Club - Available for
special events on Wed., Fri., & Sat.
disco, 8-12 p.m.
Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -
Fri., happy hour, 4-6 p.m.
STRAC Club - Open Mon.-Thurs.,
4:30-10 p.m.; Fri., 4:30-11:30 p.m.;
Wed.- Fri., social hour with hot
snacks, 4:30-6 p.m.; Fri., with DJ.;
Sat., club open.
Clayton NCO Club - Fri., 4:30-8
p.m., social hour, free snacks.
Ft. Sherman Cadre Lounge - Sat.,
open 5-10 p.m. Enjoy the new variety
disco program.
Ft. Sherman Community Club -
Mon., Tues., Wed., club closed,
available for special functions.
Davis Community Club - Fri., social
hour, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Wed., Sr.
NCO/Officers' lounge is open 5-10
p.m.; Thurs., 4:30 p.m.-midnight.
Davis Mountain Top Pub -Available
for kiddie parties. Call 289-3506.
Espinar Community Club -
Available for special functions and
parties only. Call 289-5160.
Quarry Heights -Membership Open
House - Fri., Aug. 11, entertainment,
door prizes, hors d'oeurves, 5-7:30
p.m., $5. for non-members, members
free; available for special events and
functions. Call 282-4380.


Howard O'Club - 6-9 p.m: Fri.,
prime rib/seafood; Sat., prime rib &
shrimp; Sun. & Mon., closed; 6-8:30


p.m: Tues., 2 for 1 steak night; Wed.,
Mexican night; Thurs., Cajun night.
Howard NCO Club - Fri., surf & turf
5:30-9 p.m.; Sun., dining 5:30-8:30;
Mon. closed; Tues., Mexican night;
Wed.-Thurs.-& Sat., a la carte
dining.
Naval Station Officers' Club - Fri. &
Sat., prime rib; Sun., a la carte
dining; Mon., seafood night; Tues.,
turkey croissant; Wed., pork chop;
Thurs., Porterhouse steak.
Naval Station Anchorage Club - Fri.
& Sat., prime rib; Sun., grill
sandwich bar 4-9 p.m.; Mon. &
Thurs., chicken in the basket; Tues.,
spaghetti night; Wed., Mongolian
stir fried night.
Naval Station CPO Club - Fri.-Sun.-
Tues.-& Wed., a la carte dining; Sat.,
seafood platter; Mon., lasagna night;
Thurs., sirloin steak.
Quarry Heights - Tues., steak night,
7-9 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs.,
membership appreciation discount;
Fri., Chateaubriand; Sat., seafood
feast; Reservations recommended.
Amador O'Club - Thurs. 6-9 p.m.,
Mongolian BBQ; closed holidays
and Mon.
Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -
Fri., tacos, 5-8 p.m.; Sat., lobster
thermidor, variety music.
Albrook O'Club - Fri. & Sat., 6-9
p.m., prime rib & seafood; Sun.,
dining room closed, try our new
Lounge Menu; Mon. Mongolian BBQ;
Tues., dining room closed, burgers in
the bar 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 6-8:30 p.m:
Wed., Mexican night; Thur., 2 for 1
steak night.
Clayton NCO Club - Casa Maria,
Mexican food specials Mon.-Wed. 5-
9 p.m., Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Tues. - Sat.,
dining, 5-9 p.m.
Red Door - Open every day.
Sherman Community Club - Tues.-
Sun., pizza garden is open 4-10 p.m.
La Vista dining room is open Fri.,
chateaubriand for 2 5:30-9:30 p.m.;
Sat., seafood special, 6-9 p.m. Sat.,
open for fast food 5:30-10 p.m.
Davis Community Club - Fri.,
international dining in the Caoba
Cafe, Mexican night; Thurs.,
Mongolian BBQ, disco follows BBQ.
Davis Mountain Top Pub - Thurs.-
Sun., pizza & chicken delivery 5-9:30
p.m.


Howard O' Club - Fri., Disco,
8-midnight.
Howard NCO Club - Variety disco in
Ballroom: Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.;
Sun,-Mon.-Tues.-& Wed. 7-
midnight; Casual Cove Discos: Fri.
& Sat., rock & roll 9 p,m.-l a.m.;
salsa 7-midnight; 8-midnight: Mon.
& Tues., variety; Wed. & Thurs.,
western.
Naval Station O'Club - Fri., DJ 5-
midnight; Mon. - Sun., live
entertainment.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -Fri,,
DJ 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sat., DJ, 8-
midnight; Tues. movie night 7:30
p.m.
Naval Station CPO Club - Fri., DJ, 7
p.m.-l a.m. Sun., movie day 1-6 p.m.
Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -
Mon., 7 p.m., pepperoni pizza, game
night; Wed., 6-10 p.m. hors d'oevres,
ladies night, DJ; Thurs., pounder
burger w/french fries, games night.
Bamboo Inn - Fri., live band starting
at 7 p.m.
Albrook O'Club -Fri., DJ, 9:30 p.m.-
1 a.m.; Sat., disco 9:30-1:30 a.m.;
Sun., German Rosch during brunch;
Tues., Oktoberfest '89, 6 p.m.
Clayton NCO Club - Fri. & Sat.,
C&W in the Corral from 7 p.m;
Mon., closed.
Corner Post Lounge - Sun., variety
music, oldies but goodies, 6-9 p.m.
Ft. Sherman Community Club - Fri.,
entertainment until 8 p.m.; Atlantic
blue & gold Boy Scouts awards
ceremony until 10 p.m.
Davis Community Club - Fri., disco;
Sat., land & sea special, Caoba Cafe
until 9:30 a.m.


Howard O' Club - Mon.-Fri. 11:00
a.m.-l p.m.
Howard NCO Club - Mon.-Fri.,
from 11 a.m.-l:30 p.m.
Naval Station O'Club - Mon.-Sat. 11
a.m.-l:30 p.m.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -
Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., grill
sandwich bar, 8 a.m.-lO pm., Sun.,
1-10:30 p.m.


Quarry Heights - Mon.-Fri. lunch
specials from 11:30 a.m.-l p.m.;
Amador O'Club - Mon.- Fri, from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m, lunch specials.
Bamboo Inn - Lunch specials, 11
a.m.-2 p.m,, Mon.-Sat.
Albrook O'Club- Mon.-Fri. from 11
a.m.-1 p.m.
Clayton Guest House - Tues,-Fri.,
lunch specials from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Clayton NCO Club - Mon, - Fri.
lunch specials from 11:30 a.m,-l p.m.
Davis Community Club - Tues.-Fri.,
lunch specials from 11;30 a.m.-l
p,m.; closed Mon,
Sherman Community Club - Once a
month lunch specials I1 a.m,-1 p.m.


Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Fri., 6-9
a.m., Sun. 10 a.m,-1 p.m., sit down
breakfast.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -
Mon,-Fri. 6:30-11:00 a.m.
Quarry Heights O'Club - Mon. &
Fri., 6:30-8:30 a.m.; Sat., 8-10 a.m..


Howard NCO Club - 10 a.m.-l p.m.
Howard O'Club - 10 a.m.-l p.m.,
Aug. 20.
Naval Station O'Club - 10:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m.
Amador O'Club - 10 a.m.-l p.m.
Albrook O'Club - 10 a.m.-I p.m.
Clayton NCO Club -10 a.m.-l p.m.
Sherman Community Club - 11 a.m.-
2 p.m., once a month.
Davis Community Club -10 a.m.-l
p.m.


Howard O'Club - Wed. at 6 p.m.
Howard NCO Club - Sun. at 2 p.m.;
every Wed. at 6 p.m.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -
Thurs. at 7 p.m.
Naval Station CPO Club - Tues. at 5
p.m.
Clayton NCO Club -Sun., 4 p.m.;
Tues., 5:30 p.m.
Davis Community Club - Sun., 3
p.m.; Wed., 7 p.m.


notices


Education Admin.
Applications are open for an
Education Program Instructor and
college instructor at Soto-Cano Air
Base, Honduras. A bachelor's degree
from a regionally accredited U.S.
college or university is required; a
master's degree is desirable. For
information call 287-3773/3432.


Job opening
The Civilian Personnel Office is
accepting applications for Telephone
Mechanic, MG-2502-1I located at
1 109th Signal Brigade, Operations
Division, Telephone Systems
Branch, Corozal, Panama.
This is a full time permanent
position. Incumbent of this position
must be a U.S. citizen. Interested
persons should submit a SF-171,
Application for Federal Employ-
ment, to Virginia Callan or Suzette
Jordan, Civilian Personnel Office,
Recruitment and Placement


Division, Building 560, Room 306,
Corozal for call 285-4218.
Instructors needed
Central Texas College is
accepting applications for full and
part-time instructors in basic
skills, high school subjects and
MOS-related training.
MOS-related training requires a
bachelor's degree and a current
teaching certificate from an
accredited U.S. school.
Call 287-3773 for information.
Tennis instructor job
The Albrook Youth Center is
currently seeking a qualified tennis
instructor. Interested persons should
call 286-3618/3195.
Contract bids
The USARSO consolidated
chaplains fund is now accepting bids
for their non-personnal service
contracts for the upcoming fiscal
year that will begin Oct.1. Questions
should be directed to the 'Fund
Manager, Chaplain (Maj.) Wayne
Strohschein at 282-3771.


Family Services job
Family Services is looking for a
motivated, dedicated, concerned
individual that is willing to take on
the commitment of being the
assistant coordinator. This is a full
time obligation with flexible hours.
In addition, positions for
dedicated individuals willing to serve
in a voluntary capacity as
chairpersons for various programs
and committees are open. The hours
are flexible.
Child care will be paid for all
positions.
Coordinated and staffed by
volunteers, Family Services provides
assistance to families who are
relocating - whether to a newly
assigned base or arriving to the area.
Family Services has a loan closet,
food closet, Layette Program, plane
welcoming committee, pen pal
program for kids, and brochure
library of all worldwide Air Force
bases.
Those individuals interested in
applying for a position or learning
more about Family Service


programs, can call Melodie Miller,
Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at 284-3968/3963,

Management course
CPO will offer a Middle
Management Institute course Aug.
22-25. The course will be held in the
Command Training Facility,
Building 6523, Corozal.
All eligible personnel interested in
participating should submit a DD
Form 1556 to the CPO Training and
Development, Building 6523,
Corozal by Wednesday. Telephone
reservations are encouraged since
spaces are limited.
For more information contact
Leonard Wickham at 285-4453/-
5462.
Finance class
The Checkbook Management
Class will be held Monday at
Building 801, Fort Kobbe. A class is
also upcoming at Valent Recreation
Center, Fort Clayton Aug. 29.
Classes meet from 9-11:30 a.m.
Call 285-5556 to reserve your space.








Tropic Tinmes'
Aug. 11, 1989 10


notices


FAMILY

School registration
School starts August 24 for all
DoDDS students. If your children
are not already registered, including
kindergarten, please contact the
nearest school as soon as possible.
Take travel orders or sponsorship
letter and ID cards with you. A birth
certificate will also be required for
kindergarten registration.

Family Child Care
The Family Child Care program
offers Saturday morning workshops
once a month. Workshops are on
topics of interest to anyone who deals
with small children. The community
is welcome to attend. Upcoming
workshops are:
September 9, "Food labeling," 10
a.m.-noon, building 39, Fort
Clayton.
For more information, contact
Martha M. Purmalis at 287-
3301/6810.

ACS classrooms
Army Community Services
Family Member Employment
Program is organizing classrooms
for family members.
One classroom will be located in
Valent Recreation Center, Fort
Clayton and the second one will be at
Cocoli Community Center. Classes
for teenagers and military spouses
will soon be starting.
Instruction will include typing and
skills to perform in an office
environment. Call 285-5658 to
reserve space.

Child development
Hourly child care is now available
at the Albrook Preschool. The
program is designed to provide a
recreational/educational program
for children during the summer.
Instead of parents taking children
shopping or to the doctor with them,
take them to the preschool to play
and learn.
Hot lunches and snacks are served
every day. For more information,
call 286-3133.

Part-day program
The CRD Part-Day Program will
conduct registration for the
upcoming school year Thursday. The
sign-ups will take place at Building
156, Fort Clayton from 9 a.m. to
noon.
Bring the sponsor's I.D. card,
child's I.D. card or birth certificate,
and the child's shot record. The
preschool program is based on the
concept of developmental
programming.which provides
experiences to promote growth in all
areas of a child's development.
Your child will learn through
exploration and interaction with
adults, other children, and materials,
which are designed to enhance a
child's self-esteem and positive
feelings about learning.
A registration fee will be charged.
Spaces are limited. For more
information call 287-5507/5104.
CDS part-day
Child Development Services is
accepting applications for teachers
and teacher's aides for the Part-day
Preschool program at Fort Sherman
and Margarita Complex.
Applicants should have an
associate's degree and some


professional child care experience.
Aides need to have at least a high
school diploma and also have some
experience working with children.
Applications are being accepted at
Margarita Complex in room 28
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. For more information
contact Cynthia Johnson at
289-4511.
Margarita CDS
Child Development Service's part
day pre-school program registration
is continuing at building 8351,
Margarita. There are openings in the
212 year old class which is held
Tuesday and Thursdays; the 3 year
old class, Monday through Friday;
and the 4 year old class Monday
through Friday. All classes are held
from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For
additional information call 289-
4511/4898.
Farfan Pool
The U.S Naval Station Panama
Canal Farfan swimming pool has
finished renovations and is now
open. Hours are Mondays through
Friday 6 a.m. o 8 am. and 10 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sundays and
holidays, the pool will be open from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more
information, call 283-5307 or 284-
4252.
Howard CDC
The Howard Child Development
Center still has a few weekly slots
available at the low rate of $20 per
week. In addition, anyone interested
in having this weekly rate made
available at Albrook, for 2 1/2 to 10
year olds, should contact the child
development center at 284-6135. If
there is enough interest, the hours
will be extended and weekly care will
be made available at the Albrook
Preschool.
This program is designed with the
working parent in mind. Included in
the low rate are all meals, up to five
days of care, arts and crafts and
cooking experiences.
For more information, call
284-6135.
Preschool program
Child Development Services,
Part-Day Preschool Program
announces a new Enrichment
Program for children ages 3-5 years.
This program is designed to
enhance a child's development in
areas of science, art, spanish cultural
awareness, fine and gross motor
skills, pre-math concepts,
language/pre-reading, and
music/ auditory perception.
The program will concentrate on
one or two developmental areas a
month. Parents can enroll their child
for one or all the months. Children
attending the morning session of
preschool will be provided
transitional care between programs.
September's theme will be
"Developmental Science." Children
will be provided hands-on
experiences with water, sand, soil,
seeds, magnets, tools, insects, wind,
wheels, planes, pulleys, smelling,
tasting, seeing an egg grow into a live
baby chick and much more.
Registration for this program will
be held Aug. 28-29 from 1-3 p.m. at
Building 156, Fort Clayton. For
information call 287-5507.
Albrook Thrift Shop
The Albrook Thrift Shop is now
open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday
and Thursday. Consignments are
welcome.


Address updates
The DODDS staff is updating files
on current addresses and phone
numbers of students. The data
contained in these files is an
important source of information on
local dependents and is used for
emergency contacts when they
become necessary.
If your family is new to the
Panama area or if you have recently
changed your address or telephone
number, please notify your child's
school immediately so that files can
be updated. If you have questions,
call Mr. Hunnicut or Ms. Cruz at
286-3908/3862.

CDS free meals
Child Development Services
Atlantic and Pacific communities are
offering free meals and snacks for the
hourly care programs.
Parents no longer are required to
pay for meals and snacks at Child
Development Centers located at
Building 39, Fort Clayton and
Building 8351, Margarita.
If you have any questions, contact
the CDS nutritionist, Elsa Atencio,
at 287-5657 or 87-6812..

Orientation night
The CDS Part-Day Program at
Fort Clayton will be offering an
orientation night for parents Aug.
31, from 7-8 p.m.
During this time, parents will be
able to meet their child's teacher and
become familiar with the school
policies and procedures, as well as
address any questions.

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you've
recently had an addition to your
family and would like the birth
announcement published in the
Tropic Times, please provide us
with the necessary information
and mail it to: Tropic Times, APO
34002. Pictures may also be
included, but will become the
property of the Tropic Times.
Also, include your name, rank,
SSN and phone number.

Athletics physical
All students planning to participate
in DODDS Interscholastic Athletic
Program must have a physical exam

Workshops to note W
A week-long series of workshops
on issues of interest to women will be
held Aug. 21-25 to commemorate
Women's Equality Day.
Aug. 21 9 a.m.-4 p.m. -
Leadership and Supervisory Skills
for Women. Instructor: Dr. Donna
Watson of National Seminars
8 a.m.-noon - Enhancing Your
Professional Image. Instructor:
Prudencia Martinez
1-4:15 p.m. - Coping Lifestyles.
Instructor: Sandra Wallace Brunner
Aug. 22 9 a.m.-4 p.m.- Powerful
Communication Skills For Women.
Instructor: Dr. Donna Watson.
8:30-11:30 a.m. - Organization
Politics, PT. I: Building the
Boss/Subordinate Role. Instructor:
Lucia Acevedo.
1-4 p.m. - Organization Politics,
PT. 2: Mentors and Mentoring.
Instructor: Pat Picard-Ami
Aug. 23 (Pacific community) 8-11
a.m. - How To Be A Total Woman
Until You Are 90 And Beyond.
Instructor: Dr. Rosa Crespo de
Britton
Aug. 23 (Atlantic community) 9


before they begin practice. Exams for
the coming school year will be given
at Balboa High School, Tuesday and
Wednesday between the hours of 8
a.m. and noon, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
All students who have not had a
physical exam after December 1,
1988, should plan to have their exam
at this time. Students are to pick up a
packet of forms from the Balboa
High School or Curundu Jr. High
School office prior to the exam and
have parents sign the Sports
Permission and Evaluation Form
(2740). For more information call
Balboa High School at 252-7896.

Coco Solo Clinic
Coco Solo Army Health Clinic is
in need of volunteers to fill various
positions.
Five clerical positions in supply,
pharmacy and records need to be
filled. There is also a position
working with a registered nurse.
The clinic also needs volunteers to
work as a geriatric assistant and in
the obstetrics and gynecology clinic.
Nursing experience is helpful in these
positions. For more information
about these positions or to volunteer
contact the Red Cross at 289-4288
Monday and Thursdays from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.


Advisory Council
The Joint Exchange/Commissary
Advisory Council will hold its
quarterly meeting at the Valent
Recreation Center from 2-4 p.m..
Tuesday, in room 2. All members
and unit representatives are urged to
attend.

Flea markets
Youth Services reminds everyone
of its upcoming flea market Aug. 26.
Persons interested in participating
are invited to make advance
arrangements by calling 287-
4408/6451 or 282-4810.
The flea market is held at the
Curundu Jr. High School cafeteria
beginning at 8 a.m.
A flea market and used car
exhibit, sponsored by IAAFA,
will be held Saturday, 7 a.m. to
noon, at the HowardAFB theater
and parking lot.

omen's Equality Day
a.m.-4 p.m. - Success Skills For
Administrative and Support
Personnel. Instructor: Dr. Donna
Watson. Location: Sundial
Recreation Center, Fort Davis.
9 a.m.-noon - Enhancing Your
Professional Image. Instructor:
Prudencia Martinez. Location:
Community Club Ballroom, Fort
Davis.
Aug. 24 9 a.m.-4 p.m.- How To
Handle Difficult People. Instructor:
Dr. Donna Watson
9-11 a.m. - What You Should
Know About Position Classification:
Instructor: Lyle Wickham.
Aug. 25 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Success
Skills For Administrative and
Support People. Instructor: Dr.
Donna Watson.
Anyone interested in attending the
workshops should submit a DD
Form 1556 through their
organization's training coordinator
to CPO, Training and Development
Division, Building 6523, Corozal no
later than Aug. 16. For further
information contact Michele Melant,
285-5462, or Tanis Smythe,
285-4111.









6 Tropic Times
16 Aug. 11, 1989



i tv guide


1:00 AFRTS Overnight


7:00 am. CNN Headline News
7:30 Just For Kids!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Huckleberry Hound & Friends
Denver
Jem
Alvin & The Chipmunks
Nickelodeon Movie..."Yogi Bear and The Inva-
vasion Of The Space Bears." (95 min.)
11:30 America's Top 10
Noon CNN Headline News
12:30p.m. The Untouchables
1:25 Motor Week
1:55 Community Bulletin
2:00 NBC Major League Baseball
5:00 WWF Superstars Of Wrestling
5:45 CNN Headline Newsbreak
6:00 Wheel of Fortune
6:25 Star Search
7:15 Primetime Live (series begins)
8:15 SCN Saturday Night Movie..."Attack On
Terror: The FBI vs. The Ku Klux Klan."Part 1 (mature
theme) (98 min.)
Community Bulletin
10:0o CNN Headline News
10:30 Saturday Night's Main Event
12:00 Videolink
1:00 am. SCN All Night Movies..."The Duchess And The
Dirtwater Fox." (mature theme) (107 min.)
3:00 SCN All Night Movies..."Taste The Blood Of
Dracula."(95 min.)
4:50 Austin City Limits
5:25 A New Beginning


L., neaaunme news
Christopher Closeup
Hour Of Power
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"Attack On Terror - The FBI vs. The Ku Klux
Klan." A dramatization of the true story of the death of
three young Civil Rights workers in Mississippi and the
investigation by the FBI. Stars George Grizzard, Rip
Torn, Dabney Coleman and Wayne Rogers.
"Right To Die." A mother stricken with Lou Dehrig's
Disease in this fact-based TV movie about a woman
affectedby a disease that paralyzes before it kills. As her
condition worsens she asks her husband to help her die.
Star Raquel Welch, and Michael Gross.
"Yogi Bear and The lavaion Of The Spae Bears."
While Ranger Smith eioy a nicequietsummer without
Yogi, Yogi and Boo Boo havebeen whisked off by aliens
to be dbplicted for an invasion of Earth.
"The Duchess And The Dirtwater Fox." Amanda
SQua, a Si Francisco saon singer-hooker scheming
to ecae her lot in life, beoes involved with Charlie
Mally, a cad shark whohas stoic W 40,00from the
bamkrobig Bloodworth gag. Stars GoldieHwn and
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Sharo nd a a pot of gao s the United Staes. Stars
Tomay Stele, Fred Astai Petula Clark nd Keenan
WynM.
Specils On SCN-TV
"Primetime Live." This new ABC, Dianne
Sawyer/Sam Donaldsom news programs takes an
ia-depth look at the issues of the day and reports on
stories of interat in America today.
"Yesterday, Today ad Tomorrow." Maria Shriver,
Mary Alice Williams and Chuck Scarborough join the
SCN line-up. Denver, The Last Dinosaur." A new
series starts with a longer special first episode in which
four boys find Denver, the Dinosaur, while visiting the
La Bres Tar Pis.







Tropic Times
Aug. 11, 1989


17


health news



Bicarbonate causes metabolism disruptions


SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - A
treatment routinely given to heart
attack victims since the 1920s has
been shown to do more harm than
good to the patient, researchers
reported last week.
In the first controlled human study
to show adverse effects of sodium
bicarbonate - commonly known as
baking soda - scientists found that
'probably in most cases it has made
things worse.'
"People who survived cardiac
arrest probably did so despite the
bicarbonate," the University of
California, San Francisco,
researchers write in the July issue of
the American Journal of Medicine.
Heart attacks - the leading killer
of Americans - caused 524,100
deaths in 1986 and are expected to
strike 1.5 million Americans this
year, according to the American
Heart Association.
Sodium bicarbonate has been
routinely administered to almost all
cardiac arrest patients for more than
70 years, noted Dr. Allen Arieff,
UCSF professor of medicine and
chief of geriatrics research at the
Veterans Administration Medical
Center.
"We found bicarbonate injection
caused brief disruptions in the
metabolism of heart disease
patients," he said.
"Although its merit never was
proved, bicarbonate injected by vein
has been used over the years to
combat lactic acidosis, a condition in
which lactic acid accumulates in the
blood and poisons the body by upset-
tomg its delicate acid base balance."


Normally, the liver breaks down
lactic acid - a natural product of
metabolism, Arieff said. During a
heart attack or cardiac arrest,
however, the liver receives too little
blood and slows down, causing the
blood acid level to go up.
In the study, 10 volunteers with
severe heart disease were to undergo
diagnostic tests with cardiac
catheters - small tubes - threaded
through a blood vessel into the heart
to reveal abnormal heart function.
The researchers first injected into
the patients' veins a small amount of
either saline - salt water - or
sodium bicarbonate. Then, they
obtained blood samples to determine
coronary blood flow, oxygen use and
lactic acid levels.
Patients administered the saline
showed no adverse effects, but in all
those getting bicarbonate the blood
flow decreased, the body's use of
oxygen fell 25 percent, the heart's
oxygen use dropped some 20 percent
and lactic acid blood levels rose. All
these effects lasted no longer than
two hours.
"A healthy person, and even
patients with heart disease, can
tolerate such brief changes," Arieff
said.
"But the people we looked at are
dreadfully ill, and their hearts
already are working as hard as they
can to supply normal amounts of
oxygen. In an emergency, during a
heart attack or cardiac arrest,
bicarbonate might push them over
the brink."
Scientists do not know why
sodium bicarbonate produces such


effects, although preliminary studies
suggest it may cause hemoglobin -
the red blood cell pigment that
carries oxygen - to tighten its hold
on oxygen normally released to fuel
the body's machinery.
In earlier studies, the scientists
found animals with lactic acidosis
were more likely to die after
bicarbonate injections than animals
getting no treatment. In fact, they


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (IMTS)
- Chronic myeologenous leukemia
(CML) is like a ticking time bomb.
This type of bone marrow cancer
will eventually kill nearly all 13,000
persons in the U.S. diagnosed with it
this year unless their bone marrow
can be completely replaced. (The
bone marrow is the site of blood cell
production.)
Whereas physicians have long
believed that only bone marrow
donation from a sibling would enable
the patient to avoid a life-threatening
immune reaction, researchers at the
University of Minnesota in
Minneapolis now report findings
confirming what cancer researchers
have in recent years suspected - that
bone marrow from nonfamilial
donors can be transplanted
successfully into CML patients,
provided the donors' cells are
carefully screened for critical
markers.
Philip McGlave and his


found bicarbonate actually worsened
heart and liver function and
increased lactic acid levels.
The debate over bicarbonate
continues, although, increasingly,
physicians tend to view it as harmful,
Arieff said.
Arieff and his team are studying
other drugs that may successfully
combat lactic acidosis without
dangerous side effects.


colleagues, in the largest trial so far,
found only a 10 percent rate of graft
failure in nonfamilial bone marrow
transplants they performed on 142
CML patients between April 1985,
and October 1988; that rate is equal
to that seen in transplants performed
using sibling marrow.
The ability to use nonsibling
marrow "should greatly increase the
availability of this curative
procedure," according to McGlave,
and may be promising in the
treatment of other bone marrow
abnormalities, including some types
of anemia.
He added that the National Bone
Marrow Donor Program, recently
created with Congressional funding
and including more than 35,000
potential bone marrow donors in its
registry, aims to attract 100,000 U.S.
donors and to set up computer-
linked marrow compatibility
databases worldwide.


Scientists karn about how smoking affects dhikren's heakh


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (UPI) -
Cotinine, a byproduct of nicotine
that can be measured in children, will
help scientists learn more about how
passive smoking affects children's
health, researchers said.
Smoking indoors
Research conducted at the
University of North Carolina School
of Medicine shows the amount of
cigarette smoke in homes with
children corresponds to the amount
of cotinine in their urine, Dr.
Frederick W. Henderson said last
week.
Results of the study are scheduled
to appear in the American Review of
Respiratory Diseases.
Effects of smoke
"The goal of our study was to find
out whether cotinine measurements
are good quantitative indicators of
the amount of passive smoking a
child is doing," said Henderson, the
principal investigator in the research.
Children who are regularly
exposed to adults' tobacco smoke
have significantly higher rates than
other youngsters of chest illnesses
like bronchitus and pneumonia and
of symptoms like wheezing.
Tobacco smoking
Those who breathe tobacco smoke
also have slightly lower average levels
of lung function, slower rates of lung
function growth and more middle ear
infections, the research shows.
Henderson and his colleagues
studied 27 preschool children.
Among the study group were 12
children who were not exposed to


smoke in their homes and 18 whose
parents smoked regularly.
For their study, the scientists


monitored levels of nicotine in the
children's homes and compared
those levels with the amount of


cotinine in the children's urine.
"We found that 12 of the 15
exposed children regularly had levels
of cotinine that were substantially
higher than the 12 children who were
not exposed," Henderson said.
Urine analysis
"We also found that there is a
significant correlation between the
amount of nicotine in the air in the
homes where parents smoked and the
amount of cotinine in the exposed
children's urine.
After analyzing the urine once a
week for four weeks, the group also
found that levels of cotinine
remained constant over time.
Toxic components
"That means cotinine can give us a
reliable -picture of whit is going on
over the long haul and Will be a useful
measurement in future epidemiologic-
al studies of the health effects of
passive smoking," Henderson said.
Cotinine is not known to be a
health hazard in itself, the
pediatrician said, but is an accurate
reflection of exposure to the many
toxic components of tobacco smoke.
Health effects
"Giving up smoking is not only a
good thing to do for your own
personal health, it's also a very
reasonable thing to do for the health
of your children, especially those
who already show symptoms of chest
trouble," Henderson said.
"We think that parents who cannot
stop at least ought to go outside when
they smoke and not do it in automobiles
when children or others are present."


Leukemia, bone marrow cancer

life-threatening time bomb


3 good reasons


not to smoke!









' 8 Tropic Times
1 o Aug. 11, 1989



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COROZAL (USARSO CPO
NAF) - Those eligible to apply for
NAF positions include family
members of active duty military and
DOD Civilians assigned to Panama,
off-duty military and the local
civilian population. Family members
must present the bilingual ID card
issued by U.S. forces, off-duty
military must obtain a letter of
permission from individual unit
commanders with concurrence from
the Staff Judge Advocate.
Panamanian citizens must present
their cedula and local civilians who
are not Panamanian must present
documents reflecting authorization
to reside in the Republic of Panama
such as a Work Permit or Temporary
Visitor's Permit.
NAF positions are filled by the
following methods, in accordance
with AR 215-3:
1. Promotion from among current
Department of the Army NAF
employees;
2. Reemployment of a NAF
employee from the NAF priority list
resulting from a Reduction-in-Force
(RIF);
3. Reinstatement of a DOD NAF
employee whose separation was not
for cause
4. Red&ployment of former NAF
employees;
5. Appointment from among


applicants who submit DA Form
3433, Application for Nonappropri-
ated Fund Employment, in response
to position vacancy announcements
listed on NAF Promotion Bulletin
and Vacancy Listings.
Applicants for all positions must
submit a completed DA Form 3433
to apply for each position vacancy
for which they wish to be considered.
Reinstatement eligibles should
attach a copy of their last DA Form
3434, Notification of Personnel
Action, to be eligible to compete for
In Service announcements. Only
reinstatement eligibles and current
employees of the Department of the
Army Nonappropriated Fund
Instrumentalities may compete for In
Service announcements.
Applications for the following
vacancies must be turned in to
CPO/NAF, Building 560, Corozal.
For more information on Promotion
Bulletin and Vacancy Listings, call
285-5749/5203 or visit the
CPO/NAF Division. CPO/NAF is
closed to the public on Wednesdays.
Applications received under
announcements for existing
vacancies must be received by 4 p.m.
on the closing date of the vacancies
listed below.
NM-0188-05, Recreation
Assistant, $5.64 per hour,
intermittent on-call, DPCA, CFA,


CRD, Outdoor Recreation Branch,
Boat Shop, Fort Clayton. (One
vacancy). Announcement closes
August 23.
NM-0188-06, Recreation
Specialist, $8.41 per hour, temporary
part time not to exceed one year,
DPCA, CFA, FSD, Youth Services,
Fort Clayton. (One vacancy).
Announcement closes August 23.

A rmy has opening

forphone mechanic

COROZAL (CPO) - The Army
CPO is accepting applications for a
telephone mechanic, MG-2502-1l
located at 1109th Signal Brigade,
operations division, telephone
systems branch, Corozal, Panama.
This is a full time permanent
position. Applicants must be a U.S.
citizen and should submit an SF-171,
Application for Federal
Employment, to Virginia Callan or
Suzette Jordan, Civilian Personnel
Office, Recruitment and Placement
Division, Building 560, Room 306,
Corozal. For more information, call
285-4218.
The mid-level examination at the
Central Examining Office in Ancon is
open for receipt of applications for the
following categories:
018 Safety & Occupational Health


Management
050 Funeral Directing
101 Social Science Program Specialist
180 Psychology (2)
669 Medical Record Librarian
967 Passport & Visa Examining (U.S.)
1040 Language Specialist/ Translator/
Interpreter (U.S.)
1102 Contract & Procurement (U.S.)
1340 Meteorology (U.S.)
1670 Equipment Specialist












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CPO position vacancies

Who can submit applications for permanent positions: Current civilian
employees of: the U.S. Army South and the Army serviced activities, U.S.
Government agencies in the Panama Canal area, qualified reinstatements
eligibles (those persons who previously have worked for the U.S.
government on a permanent basis), U.S. government employees in the
Panama area in a leave without pay status. Candidates with applications in
the CPO applicant supply file will be considered for appropriate vacancies.
Who can submit applications for temporary vacancies: For clerical
positions - only those applicants who have taken the appropriate
examination and have notice of rating. For positions, usually above the
NM-05 level, non-clerical applicants need have taken an examination. For
sensitive position requiring security clearance, applications will be
accepted from U.S. citizens.
How to apply: Applicants must submit application to the Civilian
Personnel Office, Building 560, Room 306, Corozal, by the close of
business on the closing date of the announcement. Employees located in
the Atlantic community must submit applications to the Civilian Personnel
representative at Ft. Davis, by 4 p.m. on Tuesday of the closing date of the
announcement.
The following must be submitted by all interested applicants: 1.
Standard Form 171, Personnal Qualification Statement. 2. Standard
Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action showing your current status. 3.
USARSO Form 106, application for consideration or, in lieu of USARSO
Form 106 - you may submit: A. a current or your latest performance
appraisal, and B. your supplement qualifications addressing knowledge,
skills and abilities (KSAs) described under job related criteria in this
announcement. The information provided in the SF-171 is used for
qualifications determination only. The information you provide on the job
related criteria determines if you are highly qualified and ultimately
referred for consideration to the selecting official. Remember: in job
related criteria tell what, when, where, how, how long and with what results
you acquired the knowledge, skill, or ability.
Method of evaluation: Ranking of eligible candidates to determine the
best qualified will be accomplished by comparing each candidate's
knowledge, skills, and abilities with the job related criteria below.
Supervisory appraisals, experience past performance, training and awards
will be considered in the rating and ranking process. Note: only
information provided in SF 171, USARSO 106 or appraisal and job related
criteria will be used.
Other considerations: positions are subject to priority referrals and
reemployment priority lists. Consideration of candidates for repromotion
will precede efforts to fill the position by competitive procedures. All
qualified applicants will received consideration without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, marital status, non-disqualifying handicap,
age, sex, political affiliations or other non-merit factors. Additional
information on vacancies is available at the Civilian Personnel Office on
corresponding announcement. Call 285-5201/6954.
PtRMANENT POSITIONS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT EXP REQ TIME-IN-OCADE
AND LOCATION OPEN CLOSE DATE GEN SPEC 1 ) AT:


08-11-89 08-22-89
(2)CLERK, 1-303-2 499-89
41ST AREA SUPPORT GROUPP (PiOV)
DOS, SERVICES DIV., LAUNDRY Kt.,
CIRUNDU, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA : NONE.
SERVICE ORDERR CLERK, M-303-4 500-89
BILINGUAL
DEH, ERMD/WIE&S tt.,
C(OOZAL, PANAMA


3 MOS. N/A


1 )R. N/A N/A


(ROTATING SHIFTS - DAY, EVENING AND
TilE HJIRS 0600 AND 1430 TO 2300).
JOB RELATED GRITEAIA: NONE.
NURSING ASSISTANT, N4-621-4
bHIFT WCRK
USA MEDDAC-PANAMA,
GORGAS AtMY HOSPITAL,
DEPT. OF NURSING, WMD 4,
ANCON, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CA ITtRIA: NONE.
NURSING ASSISTANT, W-621-4
SHIFT WORK
USA MEDDAC-PANAHA,
GURGAS AIMY HOSPITAL,
DEPT. OF NUISING, Wt&D 6,
ANCON, PANAMA
JOB RELATED GIITERIA: NONE.
LAUNIRY MACHINE OPFAATCR FMN.
MS-7305-4
41ST AREA SUPPORT O(OUP
DOS, SERVICES DIV.,
LAUNDRY IRY CLEANING h .,
CIRUNDU, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA :
1. Ability to supervise.


WEEKEND SHIFTS ON A ROTATING BASIS BETWEEN


501-89





502-89





503-89


2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
NIRS.ING ASSISTANT, ?W-621-5 504-89 N/A
USA MEDDAC-PANAMA
DEPT. OF NURSING, MIX MEDICAl, WMD,
GORGAS RMHY HOSPITAL, ANCON, PANAMA
JOB ELATED CRITERIA:
1. Knowledge of nursing theories and principles.
2. Ability to document the nursing process.
3. Skill in performance of technical procedures (e.g.,
care, bladder catherization, etc.)
COMPUTER ASSISTANT, NM-335-5 505-89
SENSITIVE
DPCA, MILITARY PERSONNEL DIVISION
AUTOMATION SECTION, FT. CLAYTON
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
RANGE OPERATIONS ASST.. NM-303-5 506-89


SENSITIVE, DRIVER'S LICENSE REQD.
DSPO, RANGE DIV.,'COROZAL, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
INTEL ASSIST (TYP), NM-134-6
SENSITIVE-QUALIFIED TYPIST REQD
470TH MI BDE, TEAM AF RES MGT SEC.
COROZAL, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
BUDGET ASSISTANT, NM-561-7
SENSITIVE, HQ, USSOUTHCOM
OFC OF THE COMPTROLLER
FT. AMADOR, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST,


507-89



508-89



509-89


6 MOS. 6 MOS. N/A





6 MOS. 6 MOS. N/A


N/A 1 ).
AT
MG-7305-5


1 YR .
EQUIV.
M1-4


tracheostomy/colostomy
1 YR. N/A
AT NM-4


1 YR.


EQUIV.
NM-4
1 YR.
EQUIV.
NM-5

I YR.
AT
NM-5


1 YR.


N/A


NM-5



NM-5


NM-647-7, DEVELOPMENTAL TO NM-8 EQUIV.
USA MEDDAC, DEPT. OF RADIOLOGY, NM-6
CORGAS ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL,
ANCON, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
BUDGET ANALYST, NM-560-9 510-89 N/A 1 YR. Nh-7
DRM, INSTALLATION BUDGET DIV AT
BLDG. 95, FT. CLAYTON, PANAMA NM-7
JOB RELATED CRITERIA:
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Tropic Times
Aug. 11, 1989


19


I _military newsI



Higgins'wife: 'Not time for bitterness'


WASHINGTON (UPI) - Maj.
Robin Higgins, dressed in her
Marine uniform, stood ramrod
straight and with a firm voice advised
against anger or recrimination for the
slaying of her husband, Lt. Col.
William Richard Higgins, in
Lebanon.
With true esprit de corps, Mrs.
Higgins appealed for "calm
reflection" and said she will pray for
President Bush "as he tries to save the
living and end the suffering" of the
other American and Western
hostages in Lebanon.
"Yesterday afternoon, the
commandant of the Marine Corps,
General (Al) Gray, advised me of the


virtual certainty that my husband,
Colonel Rich Higgins, is dead," the
37-year-old Mrs. Higgins said this
week.
It was her first public
acknowledgment that the ashen-
faced figure seen hanging by a rope
from a gallows in a videotape
produced by pro-Iranian Moslem
extremists in Beirut was her husband.
Higgins, 44, part of a U.N. peace-
keeping force, was kidnapped in
southern Lebanon in February 1988.
He was one of nine Americans
believed held in Beirut by Moslem
paramilitary groups.
Shiite Moslem kidnappers in
Beirut claimed on July 31 they had


hanged Higgins when Israel refused
to release a Moslem cleric abducted
by Israel three days earlier. They
released a video showing a hanged
man, who FBI analysts determined,
was Higgins.
"Rich went to Lebanon in the
service of the United Nations because
he believed he could be useful, that he
could help, and that he was needed,"
Mrs. Higgins told Pentagon
reporters, reading from a statement
she drafted herself.
"He always had a need to fulfill a
destiny. He wrote in his high school
yearbook his goal was 'to always
make my family proud of me.' He
succeeded," said Mrs. Higgins, a


GREA THALL PA TROL - Troops patrol infront of the Great Hall of the People inBeiing under the continuing
martial law in the Chinese capital. The area remains closed even to pedestrians. (AP Laserphoto)


public affairs officer at the Pentagon.
"Now is not the time for anger and
bitterness, for recriminations and
blame," she said. "Now is the time for
calm reflection, for kind thoughts of
the man who has brought us
together. Now is the time to tell Rich
Higgins that we love him and miss
him."
Mrs. Higgins, wearing her tan and
dark green Marine uniform, was
composed and kept her voice firm as
she read the one-page statement to
reporters.
Earlier Tuesday, the Pentagon
agreed with the FBI analysis that
there is a "high probability" Higgins
was killed by his Moslem captors in
Lebanon, but shied away from a
stronger declaration of presumed
death.
Defense Department spokesman
Pete Williams said the "official
position" of the department is the
same as that of the FBI: "The person
on the videotape is dead. There is, I
think, a high probability - or
however the FBI phrased it - that it
is Colonel Higgins.
"But beyond that," Williams said,
"the department is going no further
than what the FBI statement said."
He added that a declaration of
death or presumed death raises
questions -"the status of pay,
retirement benefits, whether and
what time it would be appropriate to
have a memorial service" - and that
those questions are currently being
studied by Pentagon officials.
Williams also said there has been
no progress on recovering Higgins'
body.


U.S. Air Force appoints first woman test pilot


EDWARDS AFB, CALIF.
(AFNS) - Capt. Jacquelyn S.
Parker, a former flight instructor on
the T-38 trainer and C-141 transport
aircraft, is the first female test pilot in
the Air Force.
The native of Wilmington, Del.,
was one of 25 pilots, flight engineers
and navigators to graduate from the
Air Force test pilot school June 10.
The school trains highly
experienced personnel how to carry
out and manage test and evaluation
programs on experimental, research
and prototype aircraft and related
systems.
Parker will be a test pilot
with the 4950th Test Group at
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Many
test programs involving large multi-
engine aircraft are carried out by the
4950th.
"There a lot of interesting test
projects there and I know I'll be
busy," said Parker, who has
been in the Air Force since June
1980.
"Ideally, I'd like to spend a couple
of years at Wright-Patterson, then
return to Edwards and work on the
new C-17 tactical transport program
that will be coming along then."
The captain said she is proud of
being the first female test pilot in the
Air Force, but stressed she was
chosen to attend the Test Pilot
School for her experience and
background, not because she is
female.
"You can erase my name, along
with many others who were in the
class, and there's very little difference
in our backgrounds," she explained.
"Women are now getting the


experience and education they need
to get the more exciting programs. I
believe we have a lot to offer these
programs."
Parker served as a C-141
transport pilot with the 76th Military
Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB,
S.C., before entering the test pilot
school last year.
Parker said the test pilot
school offers "a very intense and
demanding program.
"Now I'm looking forward to
putting it to use testing airplanes and,
hopefully, someday, fly the space
shuttle."
To be eligible for test pilot school,
pilots need a minimum of 1,000 hours
of flying time, have been a command
pilot for at least one year, and have at
least a bachelor's degree in
engineering, one of the physical
sciences, or math.
More than 55 graduates of the test
pilot school have been selected for
the U.S. Space Program, including
the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo
projects of the 1960s and 1970s.
Parker graduated from
the University of Central Florida
where she studied math and general
science between the ages of 14 and 17.
She is the youngest graduate in the
school's history.
Before entering the Air Force, she
worked at NASA's Johnson Space
Center, Houston, where she analyzed
the onboard flight computer systems
during space flight missions.
She received her undergraduate
pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas,
and later was named the first female
T-38 pilot instructor there.
Between 1983 and 1985,


Parker was named most outstanding
T-38 academic instructor five times
by student pilots at Reese AFB.
In 1985 she transitioned into C-141
aircraft with the 76th Military Airlift
Squadron.
During that assignment, she flew
the big four-engine transports on
many worldwide missions involving
presidential support and military
operations.
In 1985 she was nominated to the
Florida's Women Hall of Fame and
in 1987 her career achievements were


highlighted in the International
Women's Air and Space Museum,
Centerville, Ohio.
The captain also was
commended for her work at the
Johnson Space Center, where she
was the youngest flight controller. In
1979 she received the Kitty Hawk
Achievement Award from the Los
Angeles Chamber of Commerce and
Northrop Corporation, and the
Golden Eagle Achievement Award
from the American Academy of
Achievement.


FIRST WOMAN TEST PILOT - Capt. Jacquelyn S. Parker has become
the Air Force's first woman test pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo)








20 Tropic Times
20 Aug. 11, 1989


sports


Reeder Gym keeps traditional Saturday fun run


by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - It's 7 a.m. Saturday and
approximately 60 people of all
shapes and sizes are gathered by Fort
Clayton's Reeder Gymnasium.
Formed up on a battered red line
painted across the street, they wait
for a signal to begin racing down the
street.
Their reasons for being at the
Community Fun Run are as varied
as the outfits they wore, but most of
them agreed on one thing. It's fun
exercise and a good way to meet
people
"I do this for fun," said 8-year-old
Jeff Herdt, son of Tim and Debra
Herdt. "Sometimes it's not easy
getting out of bed on Saturday
mornings but I like to run."
Getting up early isn't exactly fun
for another runner. "I'd rather be
getting up late and going fishing,"
said Lt. Col. Phillip Pierce, of
MEDDAC. "But I'm here for my
daughter. Its kind of a daughter and
dad thing."
The run was started by Maj. Gen.
Bernard Loeffke, the former
USARSO commander. Since
Leoffke's departure the Reeder
Gymnasium staff has taken control
of the early morning run.


"Making the run fun is what we
work at the hardest," said Valencio
Thomas, gym manager. "We want
people to enjoy themselves most of
all.
"But it's the people who really
make the run fun, some of them have
brought their dogs and cats to keep
them company," Thomas said.
For SFC Thomas Ogle the run is
more than just fun. "Coming out and
running with others makes me run
harder. I run the five-mile course in
under 33 minutes," said Ogle, who
works at SOUTHCOM's J-6.
Ogle has been running the course
since he arrived here six weeks ago.
"I've got 20 more miles and I've
earned a T-shirt," Ogle said. Runners
who complete 50 miles earn a T-shirt.
The number of people par-
ticipating in the run has gotten
smaller. "A lot of people think the
run was canceled when Loeffke left
and they've stopped coming. But we
are still here," Thomas said.
The course is made for every
ability group. "Participants can run
only a half mile or as far as five
miles," Thomas said. "And for those
who really want a challenge there's
the individual STRAC run."
To complete the STRAC run you
must do 100 pushups in four minutes,
a 100 situps in four minutes and run
five miles while earring a mock M-16
rifle in 45 minutes.


"If you can complete all that you
get a special STRAC certificate
signed by the commanding general
and become STRAC qualified. Even
if you don't qualify just for trying you
get a regular Fun Run certificate,"
Thomas said.


For whatever reasons these
runners were there, competition or
fun, they're continuing a tradition
that began on a Saturday in October
1987.
"If I have my way it's a tradition
that will continue for a long time,"
Thomas said.


ATLANTIC VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS
Team W L
Zonians 8 3
Atlantic Fire 6 4
Canal Ser% ices 6 4
1097th Trans 9 1
747th MI BN 8 3
3rd BN 7th SFG 7 4
549th MP 5 6
Co. D, 41st ASG 4 6
NSGA 3 8
29th Nil BN 2 10
JOTC 1 9


Karate-do students test skills


by SFC Marshall B. Wilkins

MARGARITA COMPLEX
(USARSO PAO)-Atlantic martial
arts karate-do students were tested
by a 7th dan black belt July 30 in the
University of Panama Gymnasium.
The students were tested by
Shigeru Takashina who comes here
from Japan every six months to
conduct testing. Takashina is a
member of ISKA (International
Shotokan Karate Association) of
which the Atlantic martial artists are
members.
ISKA is an amateur non-profit
sports organization dedicated to the
practice m:nid promulgation of true
karate. According to Gae Speed,
treasurp.,,of the organization, the
Army recognizes it as a private
organization.
Cecilio Simpson, 4th degree black
belt in kenpo karate and an
instructor of the Atlantic martial
artists said, "about 302 students from
Central America were judged in the
testing. Takashina tested them to see
if their techniques are up to Japanese
Karate standards. He tested them on
forms, three step sparring and free
style competition."


It was the first time many of the
students had participated in such a
large ceremony. "It was extremely
exciting, we were all excited. I was
terrified when I saw all those people,
then I calmed down," said Speed who
earned her equivalency brown belt in
karate do during the competition.
"It was great because I learned
certain things. I learned to go out
into the public and do what I had to
do. I was nervous at first but then I
felt relaxed," said Cecilio Simpson
Jr., who went from blue belt to green
belt.
Mariela Escobar, Jermaine Isaac,
and Magdalena NG earned their blue
belts. Carl Isaac, Vasco Tomlinson
Jr. and Yisarah Simpson earned their
green belts. "It's a free exercise, no
aggression is involved. It's a
defensive tool that basically orients a
person to be disciplined. It gives you
self confidence," instructor Simpson
said about karate-do.
Karate-do classes are held in the
Margarita playshelter every
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you're
interested in learning this ancient
oriental martial art visit the class or
call Simpson at 46-4875.


Lauralee Perry wipes the sweat from her face after completing the five-
mile run. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney)


SPORTS


Shorter hoopsters
Registration for a 5-feet-10-inch-
and-under basketball league will
begin at the CRD Sports Branch in
Building 154, Fort Clayton.
For info contact Mrs. Ball at
287-4050.

Coaches needed
Coaches are needed for both the
Pacific and Atlantic youth football
programs. Persons interested in
helping are asked to call 287-3252 or
289-4301.

Powerlifting tourney
Time's running out! The
Powerlifting Tournament will be
held Aug. 26, don't delay to register.
The competition features 11
categories for men and ten for
women.
An organizational meeting will be
held Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. at the CRD
Sports office in Building 154, Fort
Clayton. For information call
287-4050.

Labor Day sports
Registration for Labor Day sports
activities continue at Reeder Physical
Fitness Center, Fort Clayton.


SHORTS


Racquetball players are invited to
sign up for a "Doubles Tourney" to
be held Sept. 2-4. The event will
include categories for men, women,
and co-ed competition.
Space is open to eight teams in
each category.
A "Men's Basketball Tournament"
will also be held, with space for 16
teams. Stop by or call 287-3861.

Bicycle race
If you enjoy bicycling, there's a
race Aug. 19.
The 25-mile event will begin at 7
a.m. at Ocean Breeze Center, Fort
Sherman. There are categories for
male and female military, and male
and female civilians. Trophies will be
awarded to first place winners.
Call 289-6282.

10-miler tryout
The CRD Sports Branch will
conduct 10-Miler tryouts to select a
team to compete at an upcoming
CONUS event.
The Pacific tryout will be Aug. 19
at the Reeder Physical Fitness
Center. The Atlantic tryout will be
held Aug. 20.
Both begin at 5:30 a.m. For info
call Mrs. Foster at 287-4050.








Tropic Times
Aug. 11, 1989 21


Duran pledges to pay debt with fight earnings


MIAMI (AP) - Roberto Duran
already has spent almost one-fifth of
the $8 million he is guaranteed for
fighting Sugar Ray Leonard a third
time. The money is going to the
Internal Revenue Service to right an
IRS error.


Duran has agreed to send a check
for $1.5 million to the tax people
three days after the scheduled Dec. 7
fight.
The World Boxing Council's
middleweight champion, who has a


Police arrest former champion


LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) -
Former boxing champion Dwight
Muhammad Qawi has been
arrested on charges of aggravated
assault, simple assault and
criminal restraint, police said
Wednesday.
Qawi, 36, of Coachman Manor
Apartments in this Camden
County community, was arrested
on the charges Monday and
released on his recognizance, said
Lindenwold police Sgt. Barry
McCutcheon.
McCutcheon said Qawi's wife,
Tracy Thompson, 23, filed a
complaint charging that Qawi
attacked her with a pair of scissors
Sunday night and then refused to
allow her to leave their apartment.
McCutcheon said Qawi was also
charged with pushing the couple's


5-year-old child. The child was not
injured, and Thompson received
minor cuts on her hand,
McCutcheon said.
The sergeant said a court
appearance for Qawi, who was
once known as Dwight Braxton,
was set for Aug. 17, where he
would enter a plea to the charges.
Qawi, known as the Camden
Buzzsaw, became the light-
heavyweight champion of the
World Boxing Association in
1981. He lost the title in 1983 when
he was defeated by Michael
Spinks in Atlantic City.
McCutcheon said officers were
familiar with Qawi because of his
boxing career and previous calls to
the apartment on other domestic
disputes.


house in the Miami area, reached the
agreement with the IRS in a
settlement signed Monday by U.S.
District Judge Stanley Marcus.
"It's really an insignificant amount
in relation to what Roberto expects
to make in December," Duran's
attorney Jan Neiman, said. "I just
hope Dec. 7 turns out to be Pearl
Harbor Day for Mr. Leonard."
Other provisions of the settlement
prevent the Panamanian native with
"hands of stone" from leaving the
country without notice, bar him from
selling assets or transferring funds,
require him to pay the IRS half of all
earnings before the fight and require
an itemized statement on the source
of all income.
Duran's tax debt was caused by a
big IRS mixup.
Duran, 38, expected a $60,000
refund on his 1983-84 taxes, but the
IRS sent him two checks for $1.6
million and has been trying to get the
excess back ever since the agency
realized its mistake.
But the boxer only had $1,000 in a
bank account by that time - after
paying off a $1 million mortgage in
his native Panama, spending $23,000
onjewelry, paying his living expenses
in Miami and supporting his wife, six
children and seven brothers.


Janszen gives testimony against Rose


NEW YORK (AP) - One of Pete
Rose's chief accusers in baseball's
gambling probe said Wednesday he
had given federal investigators
testimony directly linking the
Cincinnati manager to a conspiracy
to evade income taxes.
Paul G. Janszen, his voice cracking
at times and tears welling in his eyes
during a news conference, repeated
many of the allegations against Rose,
who is accused of betting on his own
team.
For the first time, Janszen
acknowledged providing FBI and
Internal Revenue Service agents
information that could subject Rose
to an indictment for allegedly
conspiring to defraud the U.S.
government.


In


sports


Meanwhile, in Columbus, Ohio,
legal manuevering continued as
baseball's lawyers asked a federal
judge to compel Rose lawyer Roger
J. Makley to answer questions
regarding Rose's legal defense.
Janszen, who claims to have run
Rose's bets to bookmakers:
-Said he saw documents
indicating Rose bet on baseball
throughout the 1988 season;
-Denied he prompted baseball's
investigation, saying he was
contacted by the commissioner's
office after someone else gave
information first;
-Repeated that Rose never, to
Janszen's knowledge, became
involved in cocaine deals, despite
allegedly asking how much he could


today...


by The Associated Press
BASEBALL
American League
CLEVELAND INDIANS - Moved Greg Swindel, pitcher, from the
15-to the 21-day disabled list. Placed Luis Aguayo, infielder, on the 15-day
disabled list. Recalled Steve Olin, pitcher, from Colorado Springs of the
Pacific Coast League.

National League
PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Activated Gary Redus, outfielder-first
baseman, from the 15-day disabled list.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
WASHINGTON BULLETS - Signed Mel Turpin, center.

FOOTBALL
National Football League
DENVER BRONCOS - Waived J.R. Ambrose, wide receiver.
GREEN BAY PACKERS - Waived Cedric Stallworth, defensive back.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - Agreed to terms with Mike Elkins,
quarterback, on a four-year contract.
MIAMI DOLPHINS - Signed Louis Oliver, safety, to a four-year
contract. Waived Ricky Phillips, guard.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS - Agreed to terms with Wayne Martin,
defensive end. Signed Jumpy Geathers, defensive end, to a two-year
contract.


make on them.
-Repeated that Reds pitcher
John Franco knew about Rose's
debts with a Staten Island
bookmaker nicknamed "Val."
-Said other Reds players, who he
would not identify, knew of Rose's
alleged gambling before charges
became public, and said he had
spoken with Cincinnati coach
Tommy Helms about Rose's alleged
gambling.
-Said Rose lawyer Rueven J.
Katz knew of the alleged gambling
problems as early as March 1988.
Janszen served four months in a
halfway house after pleading guilty
to falsifying his 1985 federal income-
tax return and failing to report
income from steroid sales.
"I don't know if he'll ever
understand it, but in a weird way, I
feel I'm helping him," Janszen said.
"If I have one regret, that regret is
that I was not man enough to walk up
to Pete Rose - to say to him: 'That's
it. No more."
Janszen said that each time he
brought up the dangers to Rose, the
Reds manager said: "They're not
gonna get me. They can't get me. I
have good attorneys."
Rose has said that when he learned
Janszen was involved in drug-
dealing, he stopped associating with
him. Janszen denied that, saying:
"Pete Rose knew that from the
beginning."
Janszen, who met Rose at Gold's
Gym in suburban Cincinnati, said
Rose owned three quarters of a
winning $47,646 Pik-Six ticket at
Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., on
Jan. 16, 1987. The ticket was cashed
by Thomas P. Gioiosa, another
former Rose associate.
"You need to cash this," Janszen
claimed Rose told Gioiosa. "You
need to show some income.
Something like that. 'You go cash
this.' I remember Pete saying this:
I've paid enough taxes."'


Leonard, 33, came to the financial
rescue, arranging another match with
Duran, this one in Las Vegas.
Their previous welterweight title
bouts have become a part of boxing
legend.
Duran beat Leonard with a 15-
round decision June 20, 1980. In a
rematch five months later, Duran
threw up his hands and pleaded "no
mas," Spanish for "no more," in a
dramatic eighth round technical
knockout to end the title fight.
Leonard, 35-1-1, WBC super
middleweight title holder, suffered
his only defeat at Duran's hands, and
Duran will enter the bout with an
85-7 lifetime record.
Leonard will receive more than $13
million for returning to the ring, and
Duran is guaranteed at least $8
million.
Settling the tax question now will
allow Duran to concentrate on
training for the fight at the Mirage
Hotel and Casino, a $630 million
showplace nearing completion on the
Las Vegas Strip, Neiman said.
"Roberto is pleased to have put
this matter behind him, and he's
looking forward to the fight," his
attorney said.

Baseball Standings
Ap of August 10
AMERICAN
East Division
W L Pet. QB
Baltimore 58 54 .518-
Toronto 57 57 .500 2
Cleveland 56 57 .496 2 1/2
Boston 55 56 .495 2 1/2
Milwaukee 55 59 .482 4
lew York 53 61 .465 6
Detroit 41 72 .363 17 1/2
West Division
W L Pet. OB
California 68 44 .607 -
Oakland 68 46 .596 1
Kansas City 62 51 .549 6 1/2
Texas 59 53 .527 9
Minnesota 57 57 .500 12
Seattle 54 59 .478 14 1/2
Chicago 48 65 .425 20 1/2

NATIONAL
East Division
V L6 Pet. B
Chicago :66 48 .579 -
Montreal 63 51 .553 3
St. Louis 59 51 .536 5
New York 60 52 .536 5
Pittsburgh 48 65 .425 17 1/2
Philadelphia 45 68 .398 20 1/2
West Division
W L Pet. B
San Francisco 65 49 .570 -
Houston 63 51 .553 2
San Diego 57 57 .500 8
Cincinnati 54 59 .478 10 1/2
Los Angeles 54 61 .470 11 1/2
Atlanta 46 68 .404 19


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40 Threefold
41 Repairs
43 Enthusiasm
44 See I Across
45 Leather
fastener
47 Sigma -
49 Unit of capa-
citance
52 Moth
havens?
53 Clip wool
54 French play-
wright
57 New Delhi
garments
58 Trig func-
tions
59 Ferber and
Millay
62 Conducted
64 Poe's bird
66 Asian festival
68 Plumed bird
70 Phases
72 They might
he cracked
73 "...clean
hands, and
- heart"
74 Water wheel
75 Propelled a
rowboat
77 Gogol's " -
Bulba"
79 "Gulliver's


JAPAN SOUTH U.S.A. U.K. FRANCE
KOREA
SOURCE: Survey of International
Children, U.S. Census Bureau
InfoGraphlce
� 1989 North America Syndicate. Inc.


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German Shepard, I Ig male puppy. $225, 1 sm female. $140,
purebred. 261-3325.
CCP registered male Schnauzer, 3 1/2 yrs old, good w/kids.
$170/obo. 286-4585.
2 Toy Poodle puppies, female, blk, no papers, purebred.
$200. 261-3325.
Lab retreivers for sale, golden, blk, all shots, ready to sell.
262-1418 after 3:30.
Airedale pups, up to 901bs, loving family security, ready to
go. 282-3938.
Male poodle for stud, must be small and eager. 284-3976 after
4:30.
Adorable male kitten, blk, wht, 2 mo old, in need of loving,
responsible family. Free. 284-5220.
Pitt Bull, white female, 3 yrs old, UKC, ADBA, exe
bloodline, San Diego bred, family dog. $300. 284-4383.
AKC female Rottweiller. $800. 287-5726.
Hamster, cage and ace, food to start. $41. 287-3131.
Free, 6 friendly kittens, 5 male. I female, 7 wks, will deliver.
Free. 286-4829.



Apple 11, 2 disk drives, Espon printer, monochrome monitor,
system saver fan, software, desk. $795. 284-6539.
Sony Pak 88 Videocamara, case, battery pack, still under
warranty. $800/neg. 260-6187.
Yashc fm-23 VHF hand held w/key punch DC charger. $250,
Technic SH8028 EQ. $80. 261-5779.


TV 25" Console, wood cabinet, great cond, great picture.
$500. 286-4372.
Gibson Epiphone guitar. $200, Peavey guitar AMP. $250.
286-3441.
Sharp VHS w/wireless remote control. $220/obo. 252-5725.
Sony Beta movie camera, model, BMC-100, exc cond. $800.
252-2080.
Sony D-5 portable CD player w/AC pack and battery pack.
$150. 286-4682.
Portable stereo, CD, dual cass, Dolby, 5 band eq, am/fm.
$175/obo. 286-3841.
JVC stereo audio mixing board, new, 6x2 channel, slide
faders (12 input). $800/obo. 286-4585.
Yamaha keyboard. 5150. 284-5680 after 6 pm.
Games for IBM PC, Pirates! $10, Kings Quest 3,4. $20, Space
Quest. $20. 262-1539.
Sharp CD player, like new. $135. 287-3641.
Pioneer CD, plays 3 sz disks, laser, compact, video disk. $550.
2864638.
Computer desk and Epson printer. 286-6348.
Commodore 128D computer w/amber monitor and printer.
5650. 287-4486.
Atari 800XL computer, disk drive, printer. 5195, a/c
Whirlpool 10,000 btu. 5225. 252-6845.
19" color TV. $175. 284-3470.
Sony radio/cass boom-box. $90, Canon super 8 movie outlet
w/zoom, light. $80. 261-0258.


Casio MT-200 keyboard. $100, Universal remote control
unit. $60, Tealistic audio/disco mixer. $125. 261-0258.
Uniden bearcat scanner, 16 channel, hand held. S150/obo.
Yamaha synthesizer. $200. 284-4971.
Fender Gtr, amp, 250 watt, dual channel, twin spkrs. good
cond. $400. 245-2515.
Typestar 6 Canon typewriter w/case 2015 chair memory.
$120. 289-4366.
TV, Sony 15" remote. $150, TV, Sony 13". $150, Betamax
5000, $150. 252-2904.
Sharp integrated stereo system, Fisher CD player, Sansui
stereo spkrs. 287-6290.



1986 Volvo 740 GLE. $20,000. 282-4500.
Volvo station wagon, dty pd, great car, call now. $2500/obo,
284-4882.
1988 Nissan Sunny, white, 5spd, tinted windows, a/c. $5100.
287-3584.
1977 Datsun B-210 Coupe, 2 dr, 4 spd, a/c, am/fm/cass, US
specs. $1475. 284-6539.
Ford Fairmont 1980, station wagon, a/c. $2000. 260-6187.
1980 Plumouth Volare, 6cyl, mostly everything new or
rebuilt. $2000/obo. 286-4483.
1978 Cadillac Eldorado, loaded, dty pod. 286-3336.
1984 Chevy Chevette, runs grear, good gas mis, only
40,000mls. $16,000. 284-4343.


87 Chrsyler LeBaron, 2 dr, coupe, Iw mls. dty pd. must see.
261-5779.
86Toyota Corolla, std, am/fm/cass, a/c. Iw mis. 54995.286-
3187.
1983 GMC Jimmy, 4x4, lots of extras, red, blk, must see.
$7000. 286-3345.
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser II. 5 spd, diesel, a/c, sun roof,
warn winch, CD stereo. $14,500. 256-6356.
Jeep Montero 1985,35,000 mis, beige, 4 dr, exc cond, dty pd.
$14,000. 269-5836.
1983 Toyota Supra, all the extras, good cond, dty pd. $6500.
223-8321.
1988 Toyota Coupe, white, 2dr, a/c, am/ fm/cass. 24000kms,
exc cond. $8000/obo. 264-0158 after 8pm.
75 Ford King cab. P/up, a/c, st/cass, good tires, engine, can
be seen at Ft Clayton Burger King. $1650/neg. 287-4055.
1986 Isuzu, I-Mark, great cond, a/c, am/fm/cass, tilt wheel,
pwr mirrors, 30,000 mis, US spec. $4800. 286-4585.
1985 Toyota Lancruiser, 2 dr, loaded, new tires, exc cond.
$10,000. 289-4541 after 4pm.
1969 Mercedes Benz 220, Stndrd, am/fm/cass, new exterior
and interior, needs engine wrk still. $2000/obo. 285-4592.
1988 Mitsubishi Lancer GLX, perfect, extras. $6000. 260-
2180.
1988 Hyundai Stellar, a/c, pw. am/fm/cass. $5000. take over
payment. $140. 286-3797.
1977 Pontiac Gran Prix, not beautiful, runs good. $475. 284-
5137.


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Travels" cre-
ature
80 French river
81 Gluts
84 Mends
86 - de Oro
89 Flatfishes
91 'Tunnel buil-
ders
92 Spring
perennial
94 Flat-
bottomed
boat
96 Murray and
West
97 Chalcedony
99 Draw forth
101 Narrow
gorges
102 Church laws
104 Simone's
school
106 He led the
Israelites
107 Waist tie
108 Pilaster
109 It might be
proper
110 Broadway
musical
112 Choir prize
113 Granada
cheers
114 Dialer's need
115 Marquee
name
118 Wine cask
120 Highway
hauler


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children 10 to 15 years old:


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1979 VW Bug, exc cond. $1400, 1975 VW Bug. $300. 252-
5893.

Barracuda 1965, good project, good mechanical cond. $1200.
252-5951.

75 Lincoln Continental, like new comfort and luxury
throughout. $7500. 282-3236.

1986 1/2-Montero Sport, 4wd-Jeep, a/c, 5 spd, met.blu
w/blk trim, am/fm/cass, exc cond. $10,900. 252-6324.

1978 VW Rabbil,a/c, a/i, p/b, sunroof, great shape.
$1800/obo. $1800. 286-3789,

1982 Mercury LNZ, bronze w/blk, complete Kenwood
system. $2800/obo. 284-3972.

1981 Mercury Zephyr station wagon, 6 cyl. ATF, a/c, ps,
am/fm/cass, exc cond. $2995. 252-1070.

81 Chrysler Le Baron, wagon, auto, a/c, runs great, avail Aug
31. $2100. 286-4358.

1980 Volare, 6 cyl, everything new or rebuilt. $2000. 286-
4483.

1975 Fiat spider, cony, new paint, new uphol, new engine.
$3000/obo. 286-6296.

1985 Ford Branco 11,4x4, 6cyl, a/c, ps,pb, am/fm/cass, mag
rims, luggage rack. $7800. 252-6943.

82 Mitsubishi Colt, standard, 4 dr, a/c, dty pd, good cond.
$2400. 260-5366.

1981 Mercury Lynx, am/fm/cass, sunroof. $1500/obo. 285-
6600.

1987 Nissan p/up, exc cond, many extras, must see, must sell.
$6500. 285-4014.

VW Bug, runs good. $1000. 287-4374 after 5.

1980 CJ-7 Jeep, not running, must sell. $1500. 287-4487 after
5pm.

1983 Ford Granada, 6 cyl, 4 dr, 1w mis, exc cond. pb, ps, auto
trans, a/c, am/fm. $3600. 252-2275.

74 Olds, runs good. $1000/obo. 284-4249 ask for Bob.

1980 Jeep CJ-7, V6, hard top, ps, am/fm/cass,a/c,exc cond.
$3800. 286-3225 after 6 pm.

1979 Dodge s/w Ply, good cond, radio, new tires, battery,
a/c, 1989 inspected. $1500/neg. 2854661.

84 Renault Alliance, 4 dr, dty pd, std, a/c, radio/cass, new
brakes, tires, lights, exc cond. $4300. 286-4734.

84 Rebault Encore, see to appreciate. $2500. 284-3371.

82 Mustang, good cond, must see. 284-6267 ask for Tim.

1987 Mitsubishi Cordia, ps, pb, am/fm/cass, a/c, exc cond.
$7750. 235-4854.

1982 VW Rabbit, 4 cyl, a/c, exc cond, ps, pb, new tires,
am/fm/cass. $2800. 286-3225 after 6 pm.

1987 Montero, dty pd, good cond, a/c, turbo-diesel. 221-
4977.

Pontiac Grand LeMans, 1979, dty pd, perfect cond, all
extras. $2100. 261-2525 after 5pm.

1986 Suzuki Jeep, a/c, stereo, soft top, Iw mis, exc cond.
$5800. 284-4438.

1988 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 dr, loaded, gas. $13000. 252-
5103.

84 MG, 5 dr, 5 gears, bought in Europe, exc cond, Iw mis.
$5000. 286-6196.

1972 Monte Carlo, runs but needs work. $450/obo. 284-5176.

1986 Ford Ranger, 4x4 p/up, topper shell, 5 spd, 4 cyl EFI.
$7500. 284-4626.

1984 Omni, 2.2 Itr eng, 4 dr, 5 spd, a/c, ps, exc cond, many
extras. $3500. 287-5131.

1971 Dodge Satellite, needs body work, runs great.
$700/obo. 287-4748 after 5pm.
1979 Ford F-150, 4 wd, p/up, 351c, 38"tires, lifted, auto.
$2995/obo. 289-4446.

79 Plymouth Horison, blue, 4 spd, a/c, good cond, first $1000
takes it. 284-3720.

1986 Suzuki (Jeep), 3 dr, bubble hardtop, 4 wd, a/c,
am/fm/cass, deluk interior. $5500,obo. 284-3482.

1983 Mitsubishi Tredia, 4 dr, good cond, needs body work,
dty pd. $2000. 252-2291.




Maid M-F exc w/kids, honest, dependable, has been w/us 6
yrs. 287-4374.

English spkng maid, 1-3 days, wash, irons, cleans, refs. 286-
4638.

Honest bilingual live in maid, cleans, cooks, irons, refs. 228-
6473.

Honest reliable maid, daytime only, please call M-Th. 252-
6910.

Exc spanish spkng maid great w/kids, daytime Tues and Fri.
286-4270.

Maid to do housework speaks english, great w/kids, honest,
dependable, exc refs. 221-2403.

Exe bilingual maid, honest, reliable, a real gem. 287-4390.

Reliable english spkng live in or out maid, good w/kids. 286-
4895.

Look no more, bilingual, honest, dependable, good w/kids,
exc refs. 286-4358.

Honest, reliable, mature, bilingual, live in housekeeper, good
w/kids, good refs. 286-6474.

Great, temporary, english spkng person, live in 5 days week,
care for child, light housework. 287-5083.

Exc bilingual day maid, 1-5 days a week. 287-3785.

She's gppd, dependable, hard working, honest, avail Tues
and Thurs. 287-6312.

Responsible, honest, hardworking, english spkng, live in
maid, recommendations. 284-3434.

Live in maid, spanish spkng, ref. 220-6510.


Live in maid, spanish spkng, ref. 284-4197.


Exc spanish spkng maid, honest, live out, refs. 286-3531.



16 1/2 ft Larson w/55HP Enivrude,TRLR. $2500. 252-5125.

Shipmate Satnau. $600, Icom 720 HF radio. $650. 286-6475.

House trailer, central air, appliances, Cocoli. $18,000. 252-
5125.

21' Seabird w/235H P Johnson, radio, pwr winch, out riggers.
$7000. 252-5125.

16 1/2 Tri Hull, 100 HP w/extras runs great. $3000. 287-
4486.

8'x29' trailer exc cond, central air, hot water, gas, elec. $6850.
235-4854.

17' Jon Boat, 35H P Evinrude, completely rebuilt Hull, strong
ribs. floor, seats, many extras. $2250. 2864273.

Spare trailer wheel, B78xl3, 5 lug. $20. 282-4500.

15'5" Zodiac with or w/o trailer, repair parts, anchor. 287-
3175 ask for Steve.




GE washer, dryer. $635. 256-6453.

Barzilian (lafer), 2 gold leather love seat, 2 brn leather chair,
brn footstool, coffee tble, end tble. 286-4982.

Dishwsher GE potscrubber w/wood top. $100. 252-2404.

Antique gorgeous hand carved console tble w/marble top.
$1500. 268-1253.

Stairwell carpet for tropical qtrs. $100, beige drapes for 3
windows. $85, turkish rugs 9x6. $350. 286-6392.

Antique furniture. 286-4633.

Living rm set, sofa, chrs, tables, 5 pc. $425. 287-5632.

Oak dining rm w/4 chrs. $800. 286-3785.

Antique vanity w/mirror, needs work. $75. 286-3192.

Wshr, dryr, good working cond, inter like new, exter needs
paint. $400. 283-4315.

Child's youth bd w/mattress. $75. 286-4185.

Lg wall unit w/2 end compact glass doors, display light, great
cond, very sturdy. $400. 286-4372.

Sofa, good cond. $200/obo. 287-6177.

2 chests os drawers. $80, 2 rugs. $50, drapes. 252-2061.

2 5,000 btu, a/c's. $225ea. 286-3441.

Food slicer, convection oven, camp stove w/fuel tanks,
ceiling fan. 6x9 area rug. 252-5985.

Dining rm tble w/6 chrs, large server. $625. 286-4982.

A/C (2), dehumidifier. 286-3187.

Central a/c unit for entire house. $500/obo. 252-6879.

Curtains Iv/dr tropical housing, off white. $100. 284-6535.

Curtains, rugs, plants, tapes, stereo equipment. $200-$300.
286-3345.

A/Cs, 18,000, 10,000 btu, Whirlpool. $300 for both. 252-
5722.

4 A/Cs, 21,000, 18,000, 14,000, 8,000btu. 252-2287.

Refrigerator, freezer, frost-free, 14 cu ft, gas stove, Magic
Chef. 30 in. $425ea. 287-5237.

GE side by side refrige, 23 cu ft, refreshment center on door.
Harvest gold, exc cond. $600. 252-1191.

Kenmore portable dishwasher, 5 yrs old, exc working cond.
$125/neg. 286-4270.

Sofa. $125, coffee tble. $75, green drapes. $30,$15. 286-4477.

12 ft refrige. $400, water heater, 4 burner gas stove. 286-6809.

Freezer GE, no frost. $150, a/c 18,000 btu. $100, curtains,
draw drapes. $100. 252-5893.

12x15 blue or beige rugs. $65ea. 252-2379.

Sofa, love seat and lounge chr. $800. 252-2379.

Portable dishwsher, redwood patio tble/chrs, rugs. 287-5339.

Mahogany coffee tble. $90. 252-6750.

Boys bdrm set, wall unit, antique furn. 286-4633.

Rattan chr, beige cushion, exc cond. $175/obo. 287-3298.

Dining, living rm set, a/c, tvs, beta, curtains, patio furn,
washer/dryer. 252-6333.

Sears 8,000 btu, a/c. $300, wshr, dryer. $600. 282-3895.

Dinnerware by Noritake, complete place setting w/extras.
$130. 252-5354.

Qu sz bd, new cond. $300. 286-4892.

Patio furn, carpet, toys, luggage, VCR, Sharp tv. 286-3923.

Full sz bd, mattress, box spring, frame. $125. 252-6029.

Whirlpool dishwasher, pot scrubber, butcher block top,
black glass exterior portable/convertible, emmaculate. $375.
284-4836.

Sofa, wall unit, convention oven, cieling fans, bookcase, other
house items. 284-5490.

Drapes for 3 bdrm tropical, complete set for 9 windows,
quality, like new. $350. 284-4836.

Kenmore Irg cap, gas dryer, heavy dty. $150. 284-4383.

19.6 ct ft side by side GE refrige, sofa, twin bd, drapes
w/travis rods, Ig chest, plants, sewing machine. 243-5638.

American baby crib, fresh white paint, exc cond. $75. 287-
6223.

Girls bdrm set w/canopy, white dresser, night tble. $300, tv
27". $250, crib. $100. 286-4690.

Bd rm set w/full mattress and box spring, living rm furn, both
in fair cond, very reasonable. 287-3175.

Qu sz sofa/sleeper, matching love seat and coffee tble. $850.
284-6684.

King sz watetbd, lighted headboard w/etched mirror, 75%
motionless mattress, 6 drwer pedestol. 284-3681.

Round brass table w/wooden base, 5 ft dia. $50. 282-4500.

Alpaca rug, woven, 6x8, grays, brns, white, needs to be seen
to appreciate. $225, kitchen aid food processor. $250, double
smoker, new. $50. 282-4500.


Refrige, Whirlpool, 22 cu ft. $765. 256-6453.

2 beige carpets 12x12. $350, couch, chair. $250, both perfect
cond. 284-6535.

Dinnette w/4 chrs, cloth dryer. 252-6610.

Qu sz bdrm, living rm, carpets, tv, misc. 284-3594.




Baby basinet w/yellow gingham skirt and hood, 5 sheets, exc
cond. $60. 286-4173.

Brown couch-bed. $185, baby car seat. $25. 286-4577.

Children activity center w/slide, heavy dty plastic. $150.
282-823.

220 ft fence w/ metal posts and door, twin bdrm set, 4 pc. 252-
2404.

Baby items, walker. $20, highchr. $15, crib mobile. $15,
stroller. $25. 282-4823.

Rattan headboard for twin bd. $85, micro. $150, lawnmower.
$285, luggage. $145, vacum cleaner. $100. 287-3584.

Child car safety seat, one step type. $25. 252-5725.

Kenwood am/fm tuner w/spkrs. $135, mec press w/supplies.
$260. 252-2630.

Drapes 100"long, 228"wide, turquoise, satin damask. $75.
286-3192.

Aluminum running board for pick ups and 4 wd. $80. 252-
6767.

300 ft long, 5 ft high fence. $150, beautiful Wrought iron
garage gate. $350. 252-2061.

Hamster cages. $20, unicycle. $12, skatebrd. $35, slide screen.
$40. 287-5589.

Trumpet, computer monitor, computer 101 key keyboard,
portable color tv w/radio tape recorder. 252-5985.

18 spd men's mountain bike. $130. 256-6356.

Skateboard. $45. 284-5296.

A/C 18,000btu, exc cond. $325- 252-5600.

ABU Garcia Graphite fishing rod w/ambassador thumb cast
reel. $30. 284-5176.

Welder weight bench w/leg curl and weight set, 2 mo old. $85.
287-5770.

Misc furn, micro, pizza oven. 286-4988.

Whirlpool dryr, 10 spd, bike, BBQ. 230-0793 after 5pm.

2 med dog carriers, airline approved, never been used. $35ea.
284-4891.

Original military print "Malvern Hill"by DonStivers, limited
edition of 1100. $200. 282-4500.

White uniform, sz 38,40. $75ea, golf clubs. $300, elec sewing
mach w/carring case and tble. $1500. 282-4500.

Samsonite soft sided luggage Irge Pullman, like new, 4 mo
old. $40. 287-3641.

Royal correcting typewriter, hardly used. $250. 252-6333.

Mosquito netting, work bench, flower pots, power tools,
expanded metal, 8,000btu a/c, refrige. 268-1647.

Haro group I R.S. 3 bike, no dents. $125/obo. 252-6703.

Mens 26" ten spd. $60, Sony cass deck. $75, Sansi reciever.
$270. Techincs equalizer. $200. 286-3835.

Motorcycle trailer like new w/ lights and spare tire. $295.262-
2701.

Standard encyclopedia, top cond, 19 vol. $80. 287-3298.

Furniture, baby items, clothes, 26" bike, curtains, Hide-a-
bed. 286-4589.

Wall to wall carpet-tropical house, sofas, loveseat,
tbles/chrs, tv, coffee/end tble, more. 286-3129.

2 tennis rackets w/covers. $30. 252-5354.

Hand held car computer diagnostic equip, software included,
monitor 2000. $450. 286-4892.

Trailer-double wide unfinished, 5 burner gas stove, brn suede
living rm set. 284-4278.

Surfboard, 2 fin. $100. 252-5103.


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Golf clubs. $75, Sonyo cass deck. $30. 286-4430.

18,000btu a/c. $75. 286-3239.
Britannica encyclopedia, medical encyclopedia and 12 short
stories. $350. 286-3239.

Hamster cages, dive equip, refrig, bds, a/c, parts for T-Bird,
formals. 243-5638.

Floor fan. $30, 21" fan. $17, toaster oven. $22, hammock. $5.
284-281.

Metal detector compass, target id, depth id, top of the line,
like new. 284-3878.

Living rm furn, lamps, bookstands, curtains, lawn chrs,
mattress, box spring, punch bowl, serving trays. 287-3798.

Surfboard, "Town and Country", tri-fin w/removable fin,
exc cond w/boardbag and leash. $250. 243-5405.

Samsung ref. $175, Craftman belt sander. $50, Wagner paint
sprayer. $75, Magnavox color tv 25". $275. 287-4087.

Men's, ladies's leather jackets, silver mink stole from
Norway. $250. 282-4500.

Work bench. $60, misc tools, airator for live bait. $20, scuba
fins, US diver-rocket. $10, home masseur. $50. 282-4500.

Atari games: 20 for $5ea, all for $80, art print, framed, double
matted, "Scotland Forever". 282-4500.

Life cycle computerized exercise bike, new. $2000, Nordic
skier exercise machine. $1200. 282-4500.




1977 Honda Goldwing, good running cond, luggage case,
some extras, maintenance manual. 51300. 286-4577.

Yamaha FZ600, 1987. good cond, low miles, dty pd. 252-
2007.

1981 Kawasaki KZ440 LTD, 2 helmets and cover. $950. 286-
4430.

1984 Honda CBX 750F, dry pd. $2000. 287-6284.

Honda Elite 80 motor scooter, perfect cond. $1200. 282-4500.

4 wheeler Honda fourtrax 70. $890. 287-5271.




Lrg multifamily patio and used car sale, Howard AFB
theater, Saturday. 7-12.

Qtrs 11, Albrook, Saturday.

Qrts 2312, Curundu, Saturday, 8-12.

631 A Howard. 8-12, Saturday.

2037 A Curundu, Saturday, 8-12.

Saturday 7-11. 2240 B Balboa Carr st.

Casa 18, calle 10, Las Cumbres, Saturday.

3 family patio sale, 8-12, 134 B, Albrook, Saturday.

Bid 316 B, Albrook, Saturday til noon.

Qrts 668 B Howard, Saturday.

Howard AFB, Qrts 15A, Saturday.

7274 Cardenas, Saturday.




Day bd preferably brass or white. 252-6879.

Honest, bilingual maid, live in, cooks, cleans, irons, must
have exper w/kids, refs. 287-6222.
Will give your Boxer a wonderful home at the beach. 252-
5722.

Motor scooter, 50cc's, good cond. $100-$200. 287-5589.

House or apartment for rent. $250 a mo, in canal area. 287-
5684.

Couple for deep sea fishing trip, Sept 2,3,4. 284-4278.

Live in maid to car for 3 kids, general housework, cooking,
little ironing. 252-5425.

Seamstress to sew various items in my qrts, make own
patterns. 284-4489 after 5pm.

Baseball card. 287-5137.


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SCN overcoming cable system problems


by J03 Austin Mansfield

FORT CLAYTON (SCN) -
"There are still some problems to be
overcome before SCN Cable hits the
airwaves, but the path has been
cleared and the finish line is in sight,"
said SCN Commander, Lt. Col.
Robert E. Gaylord.
"The problems should be ironed
out by October, which will clear the
way for SCN Cable to provide its
viewing audience with the most
recent and popular programming
available by the Armed Forces Radio
and Television Service," added


Gaylord.
In addition to SCN Cable, 16 other
cable channels will be available,
including specialty channels with
formats such as all news, all
country/western, and all sports.
"Even with all these other program
sources, I think SCN Cable and SCN
channels 8 and 10 will still provide
the best and most balanced
programming of any of the
channels," said Gaylord.
With the advent of VISAT's
encrypted signal, SCN Cable will
soon begin broadcasting programs
that could not be shown on SCN


SCN, VISA T to offer 16 channel


FORT CLAYTON (SCN) -
When the VISAT cable system
becomes fully operational, TV
viewers will be able to receive a 14
channel cable package, and two
free additional cable channels
(SCN CABLE and ESPN). Also
available will be Channel 8
(Pacific) and Channel 10
(Atlantic).
For a monthly fee of $20.75,
which comprises the basic VISAT
cable package, viewers will be able
to subscribe to the following
channels.
WPIX-New York (tentative),
WWOR-New York, WGN-
Chicago, WTBS-Atlanta, Cable
News Network, CNN Headline


News, The Learning Channel,
Arts and Entertainment Channel,
The Nashville Network, Financial
News Network/Score, USA
Network, Genesis and CNBC.
Also available by subscription is
the Super Channel. This VISAT
locally-packaged movie channel
will be available for $6.95 per
month.
SCN CABLE and ESPN will be
available at no charge as will
channels 8 and 10.
For more information on the
cable system, contact one of the
following VISAT offices: Fort
Clayton, Building 210, 287-5677;
Howard AFB, Building 714,284-
5642; Fort Espinar, Building 214,
289-4103.


channels 8 and 10. The scrambled
signal will allow SCN to air programs
that were previously restricted.
In order to receive the scrambled
signal, customers must have a
decoder box installed in their
residence. Many of the decoders have
already been installed.
However many locations are still
experiencing a poor or even non-
existant signal. This is due to the
locations of the residence in relation
to the transmitter on AnconiHill. To
help solve this problem, VISAT has
brought in a technical specialist to
determine the best way to improve
the quality of the signal.
"There are three options to choose
from," said Humberto Garcia,
Project Manager for VISAT. The
first is a CATV system, which
involves a direct cable hook-up, as
opposed to receiving the signal by an
antenna.
The second option is building
towers that would redirect the signal
beam to trouble areas. These "beam
benders" contain a receiving antenna
for the original signal, an amplifier to
boost it, and a directional antenna to
aim the boosted signal at the trouble
area. Manufacturing time for the
"beam benders" is about three
months.
Roof-top installation of antennas
is the third option, but because of the
clay tiles, it is difficult to mount the
necessary support brackets.
"About 60 percent of the
installations have been done and the
remaining 40 percent are trouble


areas that are receiving special
attention," said Garcia.
"Because of the conversion of
some housing units here, there is
currently a shortage of decoder
boxes," said Gaylord. "Some units
that were single family houses are
now housing a number of bachelors,
with an increased need for individual
boxes," he added.
In addition, some people who
transferred from Panama took their
decoder boxes with them. "We are in
the process of trying to track down
these folks and get the boxes and
they'll have to either return the box
or pay for it," stated Gaylord.
To prevent future occurrences of
boxnapping, VISAT has been added
to the clearing sheet for anyone
transferring from Panama.
Customers can return their decoder
box to the VISAT office nearest
them, and they'll be given a receipt
which should be retained.
This procedure also applies when
moving from family quarters into the
barracks.
"Those boxes are designed and
manufactured for a specific system,"
said Gaylord and added, "people
mistakenly think they can take those
boxes back, and it'll do them some
good on the stateside cable system."
So if you don't have a decoder box
yet, or even a signal for that matter,
keep the faith. You haven't been
forgotten and you're not being
ignored. SCN and VISAT are doing
all they can to bring you a quality
signal as quickly as possible.


U.S. forces detain 29 trespassers on west bank


QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - Members of
a reinforced platoon of Light
Armored Vehicles attached to U.S.
Marine Forces, Panama, detained 29
trespassers at about 11:15 Tuesday
morni while conducting a route
reco ance operation in an area
west empire Range and north of
That Highway.
T .-detainees, uniformed
mem of the Panama Defense
forces.and personnel in civilian
attire, were held at the site for about
an hour and 15 minutes, and were
then escorted out of the area without
incident.
According to the Panama Canal
Treaty, the U.S. forces are
responsible for providing the internal
security of military areas of
coordination.
The reinforced Marine platoon
from Alpha Company, 2nd Light
Armored Infantry Battalion, was
conducting an operation to review


the condition of the road network
leading into Empire Range, when 29
individuals in several vehicles were
observed entering the military area of
coordination and following the
LAVs.
The U.S. forces proceeded to
detain the individuals when it was
discovered they did not have
authorization to be in the
installation.
Several trespassers, including
civilians, were bearing weapons,
among them four automatic rifles,
two fragmentation grenades, a sub-
machine gun, two .38 caliber pistols
and five 9 mm pistols. The U.S.
forces disarmed the trespassers and
conducted a search of their vehicles.
According to the Panama Canal
Treaty, the Panama Defense Forces
are responsible for providing the
external security of military areas of
coordination, and U.S. Southern
Command officials will protest the
incident.
The weapons will be transferred to


the Panama Defense Forces through
the Joint Committee/Combined


Board once the investigation of the
incident is completed.


AMADOR EXERCISE - Airborne troops from the 1/508th Infantry
Battalion (Airborne) exit a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a training
exercise to secure the Fort Amador housing area Thursday. (U.S. Army
photo by Spec. Paul Sweeney)


by United Press International

U.S., Iran to talk?
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Iran
exp Es to begin indirect
n q ions with the United
111 days aimed at freeing
hostages held in Lebanon
an militants, the Tehran
T n aid Thursday. A Shiite
M w official in Beirut, who
ask 'not to identified, told
United Press International that
the kidnappers of Joseph Cicippio
have called off a threat to kill the
American because of stepped up
diplomacy in the region.


China still on hold

BEIJING - The U.S.
government's easing of travel
warnings for China will bring back
more foreign business to Beijing
but is not.jpeqeed to revive
, ism t . or reverse an
. tdus of ers, diplomats
S d busin representatives said
Thursday. Foeegn investment,
trade and toitsm are likely to sag
for the rest of the year because of
domestic Chinese economic
problems and continued anxiety
over the prolonged martial law
and political instability in Beijing,
they said.


Silence marks orbits

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -
The Columbia astronauts
maintained public radio silence
Thursday during the third day of
their military shuttle mission, with
officials on Earth hailing the
successful launch of a spy satellite.
"The United States now has a
satellite in orbit as a result of a
very successful launch," Air Force
Secretary Donald Rice told
reporters late Wednesday at
MacDill Air Force Base in
Tampa, Fla., the day after
Columbia's launch from the
Kennedy Space Center.


Death threat delayed
BEIRUT - Death threats
against American hostage Joseph
Cicippio by his extremist
kidnappers have been "canceled"
as a result of a flurry of behind-
the-scene diplomatic defrts, a
ranking Shiite off l.said
Thursday. -
No progress says
UNITED NATIONS -
Secretary-General Javier Perez de
Cuellar, appearing grave and
disheartened, announced a special
envoy to the Middle East had
made no progress in resolving the
hostage crisis.


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he Tropic Times Vol. II, No. 28 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Aug. 11, 1989 U.S. forces hold exercise on causeway QUARRY H EIGHTS (US which separates the entrance to the control since shortly after the signing determined by the United States to be SOUTHCOM PAO) -Thursday Panama Canal and the Bay of of the 1903 treaty with Panama until compatible with continued efficient morning U.S. forces conducted a Panama, a Marine Corps light October 1, 1979, the date of operation of the Panama Canal. joint-service exercise along the armored infantry company with their implementation of the Panama In addition, the United States has Amador Causeway south of Fort eight-wheeled amphibious light Canal Treaty. the responsiblity to protect and Amador at the Pacific entrance to the armored vehicles and an Army Under provisions of the treaty, the defend the Canal and the freedom to Panama Canal. The exercise infantry company conducted an U.S. forces have the right to use any move freely throughout the Republic involved boats, helicopters, amphibious landing on Perico Island portion of the Canal operating areas of Panama in accomplishment of amphibious light armored vehicles, from Army landing craft mechanized for military training, when such use is that responsibility. tracked armored personnel carriers, boats. and Air Force aircraft. In preparation for the landing, The operation was designed to U.S. Air Force aircraft conducted a exercise certain scenarios as part of simulated clearing of the beach. the U.S. forces mission of defense Cover for the landing was also and protection of the Panama Canal, provided by U.S. Navy patrol boats. particularly exercising troop At the conclusion of the exercise readiness and movement capthe infantry unit withdrew on the abilities. It was also intended to LCMs while the remaining forces reassert U.S. f orces treaty rights, moved down the causeway back including that of freedom of through Fort Amador to their base movement as directed by President camp on the west bank of the Canal. Bush May 11. The two-mile-long causeway and The exercise began with an Army roadway south from the southern tip reinforced mechanized battalion of Fort Amador is labeled by moving in their armored personnel Panama Canal treaty documents as carriers across the Bridge of the part of the Panama Canal operating Americas through Fort Amador to areas, as are the Naos Island boat the causeway. launch facility and the Flamenco Near the end of the causeway, Island Signal Station -both Panama -, Canal Commission facilities -PAIL CharI& effect located on two of the four islands at A 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) armored personnel carrier pulls QUARRY HEIGHTS (USthe end of the causeway. security as aMarine light armored vehice offloadsfrom anArmy landing SOUTHCOM)-Due to recent .The Amador Causeway and the craft (Mechanized) Thursday during a training exercise on the Amador events, PML Charlie is now in islands had been under U.S. military Causeway. (U.S. Army photo by SFC Cecil Stack) effect. Personnel should monitor 7T updates,or call the PML Hotline tat 287-INFO. QUARRY HEIGHTS (US policeman on official duty. The Five M113 armored personnel SOUTH CO M PA O) -U. S. military policeman was transferred carriers, and personnel from the 5th -e Southern Command officials will to Building 4, Fort Amador, the PDF Infantry Division, Fort Polk, La., strongly protest actions by members 5th Company headquarters. were dispatched at 11:45 a.m. while for C7ane s 75th of the Panama Defense Forces which When a U.S. Army military police two other PDF personnel who were led to the detention of two U.S. Army liaison arrived at Building 4 to functioning in the area, were BALBOA HEIGHTS (PCC military policemen Wednesday attempt to secure the release of the requested to surrender their weapons PAO) -It will all be systems morning, military policeman, he was also and taken into custody for resisting blow for 30 seconds at high noon on Tuesday, August 15, as As a result of the unexplained detained surrendering them. whistles, horns and sirens are detentions, U.S. forces secured the After further attempts by other The situation was resolved when tooted to herald the 75th entrance and exit to Fort Amador, a officials to obtain the release of both PDF and U.S. officials simanniversary of the opening of the military area of coordination for men failed, U.S. Southern Command ultaneously released the detained Panama Canal. which the U.S. forces must provide officials determined it a prudent personnel at 12:40 and the security Marine Bureau and Dredging internal security, according to the measure to provide for Fort augmentation was removed from the Division floating equipment, Panama Canal Treaty. Amador's internal security, in Fort Amador entrance area. locks towing locomotives and accordance with President Bush's The arbitrary and unjustified locks toing loc tes and For unknown reasons, at about May II directive to provide for the actions leading to the arrest of both vessels in Canal waters will take 9:10 a.m. Wednesday a member of protection of U.S. lives and U.S. forces personnel will be part in the noisemaking. the PDF detained a military installations in Panama. strongly protested by U.S. officials. Also sounding off will be Panama Canal Commission fire 1. engines and the very audible civil Bush names Powell JCS chairman defense sirens in the Canal area. Floating equipment with fire WAS H IN G TON (UP I) -"excellent nominee" whose "proven Pentagon and the White House. monitors will further contribute President Bush said Thursday he will abilities and his experience provide a Along the way, he has established by spraying out large quantities of nominate Colin Powell, a four-star sound foundation for his advice on good working relationships with water. Army general on a fast career track, wide-ranging defense issues in times Bush and such members of the tto become chairman of the Joint of severe budget contstraints and a administration as Defense Secretary ay Chiefs of Staff and the first black to rapidly changing international Dick Cheney, Secretary of State serve in the nation's highest military scene." James Baker and national security Oil .OM U post. Powell has headed the U.S. Forces adviser Brent Scowcroft. Bush announced his choice of Command at Fort McPhearson, Ga., UNITED NATIONS (AP) -Powell for a two-year term as overseeing combat readiness of Solo beaches The U.N Securty Council will chairman during a Rose Garden Army troops in the continental meet Friday to take up a ceremony at the White House. The United States, since picking up his p c of l i complaint by Panama alleging 52-year-old general would succeed fourth star at the end of the Reagan placed oII lmis intimidation and aggression by Adm. William Crowe, who is retiring administration. FORT DAVIS (USARSO United States troops, a U.N. Sept. 30, and become the youngest "He sets high standards," one PAO) -Effective immediately all spokesman said Wednesday. man to head the joint command of Army officer said of PoweHl. of the beaches in the Coco Solo In its request earlier this week the four armed services. Described by one fornesrolleague area (to include behind the for a meeting, Paam recalled a Easy Sspate confirmation was as "cautious, pragMauwo.an# nosgovernment "water f6int"housing similar complaint bst April. expected on Capitol Hill, where doctrinaire-" Powell was chosen of Coco Solo), are off-limits until It charged U.S. troops had Powell won high marks for political from the top ranks of an officer corps further notice. "continued the dangerous sense as well as military intellect that included candidates with more Medical waste has been found escalation of their acts of during stints as deputy national command experience. in some of these beach areas. intimidation, provocation and security adviser and national security While known as a bard-nosed, nosecrit adise an naionl scurty hil knwn s ahar-noednoResidents are cautioned to use aggression against Panama, i adviser to President Reagan. nonsense commander, the genial extreme discretion while using any violation of its sovereignty and Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., Powell has in large part seen his star other beaches. The use of territorial integrity and of the chairman of the Armed Services rise in recent years as a result of protective foot wear is advisable. Panama Canal treaties." Committee, called Powell an assignments not in the field but at the

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2 Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 commentary Tonkin Gulf incidents still timely events by Lt. Col. Jack Finch suspected North Vietnamese naval Nixon, the U.S. Congress finally incidents, and their connection with vessels. repealed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution current events, the following sources QUARRY HEIGHTS (USThe result of these two incidents in 1971 and in 1973 passed what we are recommended. SOUTHCOM PAO) -Twenty was the order on Aug. 4 by President have come to know as the War Joseph Goulden; Tonkin Gulf, yers ago Ps o -Wdtyk Johnson for carrier aircraft attacks Powers Act, which limits a Eugene G. Windchy; U.S. News and Music Festival was a major event for against North Vietnamese Military president's ability to unilaterally World Report, "The Phantom Battle many Americans, and one that most targets. On Aug. 5, the President employ U.S. military forces. That Led to War," July 23, 1984, pp. of us have some awareness of submitted to Congress a resolution The continuing constitutional 56-67; Vietnam At .War, Lt. Gen. through listening to the Woodstock authorizing him to take "all question, between the executive and (Ret.) Phillip B. Davidson; The music albums. necessary measures to repel any legislative branches of our American Experience In Vietnam, Yet, only five years earlier, in armed attacks against the forces of government, over authority to Clark Dougan; The Vietnam War August 1964, an even more the United States and to prevent deploy military forces may someday Almanac, Col. (Ret.) Harry G. Agifisnt e n ee A mric further aggression." be decided to our third branch, the Summers; Raising the Stakes, occurred, though few of us have On Aug. 7, Congress, after about judicial, represented by the U.S. Terrence Maitand; The Official probably reflected on the continuing 10 hours of debate, approved the Supreme Court. History of the U.S. Navy in the significance of the events that Southeast Asia Resolution If and when that question is Vietnam Conflict, 1986; The Gulf of transpired between Aug. 2-10. (popularly known as the Tonkin Gulf decided, the impact of the August Tonkin Conflict, John Galloway; It was less than a year since the Resolution) by a vote of 88-2 in the 1964 incidents in the Tonkin Gulf will Vietnam: A History, Stanley assassination of President Kennedy Senate and 466-0 in the House. On undoubtably be reviewed and Karrow. and also an election year for Aug. 10, while public opinion polls hopefully we will have a final In light of the situation in President Johnson and his showed 85 percent of Americans resolution to the 25-year Lebanon, and potentially here in challenger, Sen. Barry Goldwater. In supported his repraisal raid action, controversy. Panama, you may find reading the South Vietnam, there were 25,000 President Johnson signed the For those interested in the many "rest of the story" on the Tonkin U.S. military personnel, and the resolution. intriguing aspects of the Tonkin Gulf Gulk incidents to be very timely. nation was approaching its 200th The resolution gave him the overallcombatdeathinthatfaraway functional equivalent of a land. declaration of war in the absence of a Yet, until those early days of declaration of war. Eleven years August 1964, Americans would be later, the undeclared but clostly unfamiliar with words like OPLAN conflict ended with the fall of South 34A, Operational Timberwork, DE Vietnam, and the loss of over 50,000 SOTO Patrols, Hon Me and Hon U.S. lives. Nieu, Luc Long Dac Biet, SOG Yet, even now, 25 years later, the NSA, destroyers USS Maddox and Tonkin Gulf incident repercussions C. Turner Joy, or the Tonkin Gulf. continue to influence U.S. policy. ThrToJynrGefTincidents of Aug. Many government leaders and The Tonkin Gulfin eto u. historians have come to doubt the 2 and 4, 1964 involved confirmed hitof h e 4 at t he attacks by North Vietnamese validity of the Aug. 4 attack, which attaks b Noth Vetnaese was the basis for the Congressional torpedo boats against the destroyer vote to approve the resolution. a USS Maddox on Aug. 2, and a still controversial night engagement on In growing opposition to the use of Aug. 4, against the destroyers U.S. military forces in Southeast Maddox and C. Turner Joy by Asia by Presidents Johnson and 'Sweating the small stuff'can be wise decision By Lt. Col. Carl A. McIntire III to detail, that no mortar was The Wall Street Journal sums it up the job in front of you: a budget to Commander, 1978th Communicanecessary for their construction and this way: "Your true value to society plan; a solo to play; a report to draft; tions Group "neither hammer nor axe not any comes when someone says, 'Let me iron tool was heard in the temple see your work."' Your glib tongue a leaky sink that needs fixing. HOWARD AFB(1978th CG/PA) while it was built." may open a door or two and your Next time you write a memo, make -I know you've heard it and you've In Christ's Parable of the Talents. artful use of the right fork may win sure you get all the facts straight. Pay probably said it too, "Don't sweat the the faithful servant who was a good an approving nod. attentou ta the detaig.Swat small stuff." steward over a few things, was placed But the real test of your worth can attention to those details. Sweat the You meant well of course;trying to in charge of many things. be measured by the care you give to "small stuff." be accepted member of "the group," feeling a little guilty or frustrated, or Sexual harassment can be agonizing, but curable maybe just acting human. Someone said it to me the other by SSgt. Debra L. Penton posterior firmly with his leg. Of her actions are totally unwanted and day and for a moment, I felt better, course, the woman felt the unappreciated, and that these but only for a moment. HOWARD AIR FORCE BASE, purposeful wrong done to her. accidents" must stop. I pride myself on attention to PANAMA --(1978th CG/PA) --This Another of his favorite accident If the person continues, the next detail and I believe I deserve is a true story. At a base where I was a scenes was to trip up a woman, who thing to do is talk to your supervisor recognition for taking the time and new arrival, it wasn't long before I walked past him, then "catch" her at (or go higher if he or she is the one care to attend to the small stuff -in noticed that the officer in charge was strategic points with his hands. doing the harassing). truth though, it's sometimes a drag. periodically involved in "accidents" More often, he simply would be In some cases, talking to the A musician who does not attend to at work. standing near a woman, with his individual and the supervisor is of the details of his music will quickly Now, these weren't the kind of back to her and, when he sensed she little help in stopping the unwanted become unemployed. A painter who accidents that were due to an unsafe was turned about halfway toward advances; therefore, the victim's next does not follow a line or portray the situation in the office but were him and beginning to walk away, he step is to go to their first sergeant. If it image required will not likely sell intentionally made by the male would suddenly turn around and still doesn't stop, it's time the many paintings. officer with women--civilian and Air bump into her chest -lingering a squadron commander heard your The writer of an Enlisted Force members alike. secondtoolong--andthenpartfrom story. Performance Report or Officer This leader of the office faked his victim. The woman was usually Since the commander is the one Performance Report who does not several accidents in order to touch left with the feeling that she had been who is in a position to take carefully describe the performance of the women. used and was humiliated by the disciplinary action against a person a subordinate, does that person a In one instance he would have a experience. who will not stop, chances are high serious injustice. lower file drawer pulled out and ask What should be done to stop such that he can effectively discourage the In building the Great Pyramid and the women to retrieve an item out of sexual harassment? The first step is offender. Another alternative is to the Temple of Solomon, the stone it. Once she bent down, he would to confront the harassing individual, discuss the problem with people at cutters were so conscious of attention "accidentally" brush against her make it clearly understood that his or Social Actions. Cornmandcr:in-Chiv I ...Gin -d F. Woerner Assistant NCOIC ...SFC Richard A. Ceizik This authorized unofficial command information publication Director, Public Afas ,.,.,. Co I Ronald 1. Sconyers Editorial Staff ..SSgt. Greg Markley is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is Executive Fditor/ NCI(C -.SMSgt I arold I Lee Sgt. Monique Chere published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Managing dIioi .,. ..oin Hale Spec. Anthony Craft Progran of the Department of Defensc, under the supervision of AIC Randy Lawson the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Composing Room .Rosemary Chong Contents ofthe Tropic Titnes are not necessarily the official es Carolyn Coffey of the 1,. Goertinment. the Department of Defense or the U.S. eohe Sotthern Commsttid. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 NAVSCIATTS holds change of command by CWO2 R. Garceau NAVSCIATTS, one of the Panama Canal area military U.S. NAVAL STATION schools, conducts 13 formal courses PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA of instruction, in both Spanish and a PAO) -In a ceremony held Aug. 3, English, on the operation, CDR Robert E. Nelson relieved maintenance, and logistical support CDR Michael H. Imhof as of small craft. Additionally, it has 1 commanding officer, U.S. Naval conducted over 40 technical Small Craft Instruction and survey/mobile trainingteam security Technical Training School. RADM assistance visits in support of the Gerald E. Gneckow, commander, commander in chief, United States U.S. Naval Forces Southern Southern Command and comCommand, introduced the guest mander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern speaker, RADM Wayne E. Command. Rickman, Training Command, U.S. Nelson reported for duty from the Atlantic Fleet. Rickman's remarks U.S. Naval Special Warfare Center praised Imhof and NAVSCIATTS' in Coronado, Calif. where he served accomplishments in support of as the executive officer. Imhof will be training and readiness of maritime reporting to the staff of Naval forces throughout Latin America Special Warfare Command, San and the Caribbean basin. Diego, Calif. Ready praises local naval forces during visit with sailors, Marines by Debra Zepka Capt. Joseph "Scotch" Comer, USNAVSTAPANCANAL, comU.S. NAVAL STATION manding officer, reports directly to PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA Moriarty, COMFAIRCARIB, who PAO) -July 31,1989 marked a in turn reports directly to Ready, ow significant event aboard U.S. Naval COMNAVAIRLANT. Station Panama Canal. On that day, Ready's three day tour of Vice Adm. John K. Ready, made his USNAVSTAPANCANALproAwaiting the arrival of the Japanese ships. first visit as commander, Naval Air vided him with insight into the Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, activities, issues and needs of this * (COMNAVAIRLANT), to the shore activity. During his stay, he Naval Station. Accompanied by was shown the seven geographical Jan e e s i s v ith r Rear Adm. John A. Moriarty, locations which make up commander, Fleet Air Caribbean USNAVSTAPANCANAL. Addstory and photo and tours by Morale, Welfare and (COMFAIRCARIB), this itionally, he spent some time with by John F. Wadman III Recreation. Port Operations orientation visit was the last leg of many of the sailors and Marines supplied the ships with berthing, line their 17 major shore activities f cman -o t eis and Ma'ues, U.S. NAVAL STATION handlers and water at pier one. visitationa.discussig local needs and issues. PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA Presentations by Naval Small Before leaving Tuesday, VADM PAO) -U.S. Naval Station Panama Craft Instruction and Technical As COMNAVAIRLANT, Ready Ready provided Naval Station Canal recently played host to a three Training School (NAVSCIATTS), is the logistic and administrative personnel with some parting ship Japanese Naval Training Special Boat Unit Twenty-Six (SBUcommander for all naval air forces remarks. He stated he had a better Squadron. The 420 foot training 26) and Naval Special Warfare Unit assigned to the commander in chief, understanding of what "quality of vessel, JDS "KATORI" (TV 3501) Eight (NSWU-8) were included in U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He is responsible life" means to personnel stationed in and two 426 foot "HATSUYUKI" the tour of the Naval Station. for equipping, training, and Panama. He said he was leaving with class destroyers, the JDS The five month training cruise will administering 67,000 officer, a good feel for the issues and "SAWAYUKI" (DD 125) and the take the ships to 14 ports of call in enlisted, and civilian personnel who activities here. In closing, he said the JDS "ASAYUKI" (DD 132) visited eight countries. After leaving Japan maintain more than 1,700 aircraft, leadership, morale and motivation the Naval Station from July 24-26th. June 14, the squadron made stops in nine aircraft carriers and 14 bases. are the best he's seen during this Part of the Naval Station's mission Pearl Harbor and San Diego before For reporting activities, U.S. command visit. He further stated is to provide fleet support, not only arriving in Panama. The Japanese Naval Station Panama Canal (US"USNAVSTAPANCANAL is the to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, ships will visit Colombia, Venezuela, NAVSTAPANCANAL) chain of best looking station in all of but to foreign navies as well. While Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and command has four separate, but AIRLANT! Pride in Profesthe ships were here, the Japanese Mexico before returning to their integrated flows. In the adsionalism is evident everywhere you crews and trainees enjoyed the use of homeport of Yokosuka, Japan in ministrative and operational chain, go on this station!" the Marine Corps Exchange facilities mid November. 41stASG pushes to the limit in mini-AR TEP by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney "The results are used by the still hit the target with 17 of the 20 became individual efforts." FORT CLAYTON (USARSO commanding general to determine at rounds." Although the tests are designed to PAO) --Thunder and lightning what skill level a unit is operating," The other soldiers going through give a balanced view of a unit's played in the hills around Fort Grazer said. the paces of the mini-ARTEP found readiness, some soldiers felt that Clayton as 20 soldiers from the 41st As the morning progressed the themselves in everything from the parts of the mini-ARTEP were easier Area Support Group pushed soldiers found out just what the front leaning rest position to the Fort than others. themselves to the limit in an attempt general wanted to know. Clayton swimming pool. The first "I'm not sure the system is really to beat the clock. The first group found themselves half of the mini-ARTEP tested the fair to the road marchers,"said Spec. To beat the clock, they had to on the run and in the mud for the soldiers' physical fitness and water Melvin Attkinson. "Those of us who complete nine tasks designed to stress-fire exercise. survival. took part in the stress fire had it easy measure a unit's ability to react in A stress-fire began with a threeThe soldiers then put on 40-pound in comparison. We wore PT gear and time of crisis. mile run with rifles and was followed rucksacks and started a three-mile they marched in uniform with "The testing is done in two by marksmanship qualification. road march. When they reached the rucksacks and carried the litter." categories. One group of 10 soldiers After the weapons qualification, two-mile mark, a litter complete with "I'd like to see a realistic scenario does a stress-fire exercise, which is the runners received a written test on patient was picked up and carried to developed for testing us. Something running with an M16-A2 rifle and a STRAC soldier's mission and an the finish line. The soldiers took 47 like a threeor four-mile course that then qualifying with the weapon. The evaluation of their survival Spanish. minutes to complete the march. combines everything," Morrison other group of 10 soldiers "Most of us got something positive After finishing the road march, the said. "The march is what gives the participates in a mini Army out of this morning and that's soldiers were tested on weapons best view of a unit's capability." Readiness Training Exercise important. I take training seriously," qualification, grenade toss, common As the last soldier climbed out of Program, which tests soldiers' said Spec. Eric Morrison, a finance task training and survival Spanish. the mud on the firing range and combat skills and stamina," said 1st specialist. "The stress fire was "The road march was a team headed for the comfort of the CTT Lt. David R. Grazer, chief of training positive for me. I work better under effort," said mini-ARTEP testing stations, the drizzling rain for the Directorate of Security, Plans stress and it showed. Even after participant Cpl. Douglas Addison. stopped, the clouds broke and sun and Operations. running three miles with my rifle, I "After the road march, the skills shined on another day in the Army.

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4 Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 F people Dream now a reality, Army nurse says FORT CLAYTON (USARSO high school. Her dream became a experience to apply for commission at Gorgas. PAO) -Sgt. Chinette George reality when she was recently in the Army Nurse Corps. After she completes the Officers' wanted to be an Army nurse since commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in "I thought my dream would never Basic Course this month, George will the Army Nurse Corps at Gorgas become a reality. Luckily, my unit be assigned as a clinical nurse at Army Community Hospital. provided outstanding support and Kenner Army Community Hospital, "After graduating from nursing assistance," George said. The chief of Fort Lee, Va. She also is scheduled to school, my father became terminally nursing, the chief of community attend the Critical Care Course later ill so I stayed home and cared for him health nursing and the intensive care in the year. until his death," George said. "Since I supervisor laid out a preceptorship "I've only just begun, but already had challenged and passed the program that gave George the chance I'm hooked on Army nursing," Licensed Practical Nursing Board, I to gain her nursing experience. George said. "The Army has been joined the military as a Practical While assigned to USA good to me. It has provided many Nurse and started acquiring Army MEDDAC, Panama, George different and challenging experiences nursing experience." worked as a practical nurse on a which have contributed to my Shortly after joining the military, medical-surgical ward and as a personal and professional George learned she had passed the wardmaster for the Intensive Care development. I am looking forward Registered Nursing Board. However, Unit. George credits her success to to a long and prosperous career in the 2nd Lt. Chinete George she needed six months of nursing the exceptional support she received Army Nurse Corps." See the furniture man for household needs by Spec. Bob Blocher bachelors also receive curtains, simple: "We're here to serve our new command, so one way or curtain rods and linen. customers. We treat them like human another he paid for it. FORT CLAYTON (USARSO New bachelor quarters furniture is beings, whether we're dealing with a "I'm not talking about fair wear PAO) -This man possibly has more also on the way, but there's currently specialist or a colonel. If we make a and tear -I'm talking about abuse," furniture than anyone else in a snag. mistake, we correct it right away. If Burns continued. "We don't charge Panama -$18 million worth. If "Transportation took part of my they make a mistake, like forgetting for nicks and scratches, but we do you're living in Army housing, warehouse away to store the to order something they need, they charge for cigarette burns." bachelor's quarters or even barracks, household goods of people who lived can come in and we'll take care of it." Ordering furniture is as simple as chances are he's lent you furniture. downtown," Burns explained. While Burns forgives most filling out a form at Furnishing As the supply officer for Housing "Right now, I've got $1.3 million mistakes, he doesn't tolerate damage Management's Customer Service Division's Furnishing Management worth of bachelor furniture coming to government furniture. "People Section in the Housing Office at Office, Joseph A. Burns controls all in and no place to put it." need to realize they are responsible building 519, Fort 'Clayton. The furniture issued to Army housing. The furniture is needed to counter for their furniture," Burns cautioned. Customer Service Section is open 7 "Military members and civilians a present shortage of bachelor "One man had already left the a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, with transportation agreements furniture. "Right now, we're short of command when we discovered his Thursday and Friday and 7:30 to living in Army housing are eligible bachelor furniture because there's dog chewed up the couch. I noon Wednesday. The section also for furniture," Burns said. "For more bachelors in the command," forwarded a report of survey to his arranges furniture turn-in. example, we supplied furniture to a Burns said. "Until we recieve new Navy commander at Quarry Heights bachelor furniture, we make do with because he's living in an Army unit." what we've got. However, I can Families in Army housing are truthfully say I give our customers authorized furniture for 90 days, but the best I have." there is an exception. "If household They also supply linen to Army goods haven't arrived in 90 days, as is barracks. "We're the only ones in the the case under the present command who issue linen," Burns transportation freeze, we'll extend explained. In addition to linen, the deadline until their household Furnishing Management provides goods arrive," Burns said. beds, desks, chairs and wall lockers Bachelors, on the other hand, may to the barracks. "We're getting a lot keep Army furniture for the duration of new barracks' furniture like beds of their tour. In addition to basic with sliding drawers underneath and furniture and appliances such as desk chairs," Burns said. tables, chairs, beds and refrigerators, Burns' philosoply of service is The Provost Marshal's Corner Hello again crime fans and exposure case was positively Both PDF then pulled their pistols ships go by in the darkness of 4 welcome back to another week's identified in a line up that was and pointed them at Fido's owner. a.m. when a PDF walked up to the worth of the cream of the blotter closed to the public. The lucky arrival of an MP roving car and demanded the man's ID's as selected by your's truly and Last week someone cut a fence patrol stopped any further and driver's license. Once he had approved by more prudent (and at Corozal and made off with nonsense, and the dog and his them, he asked for $10. Though higher) authority. some empty ammunition cans. owner were escorted away before each was married, they refused to Over at the Fort Clayton The crime remained unsolved for anything serious happened. be intimidated and wouldn't pay. theater, the janitor opened up with almost a week, then the big break. A soldier who was strolling Alright, he said, follow me an eye toward cleaning up prior to All 300 of them were located in a through the park across from the downtown. Not being stupid, they the evening performance, store called El Deposito in Shaler bus station was didn't. Instead, they ducked into only to find that someone else had Panama City. So far, at least one approached by two men speaking Fort Clayton and reported the already opened up and cleaned person has been charged with the to him in Spanish. What they were matter. Later, the PDF must have out. The concession stand that is. theft, though he may soon have saying was probably not covered gotten a little worried, because he Rather than take the rap, he called company. in SCN's Survival Spanish course, took the ID's to the gate and gave the MP's and let them know that On Sunday, lots of people like but it should have been. While he them to the guard without he wasn't guilty. to go to the beach. Even some dogs was trying to puzzle it out, they explanation. At first investigators didn't find like it. One of this latter group jumped him and one of them cut As for the couple, they were any signs of forced entry, but they belongs to a man who decided to him in lower abdomen. Then he married to each other so that was were persistent. Eventually they indulge Fido in the early evening woke up with a real pain in the alright too. discovered how a small person had after the bikinis had left. As they back of his head as well. For the loser's column, we have gone through the door without strolled along Kobbe beach, a While he was out, the thieves a soldier who tried to pet a stray unlocking it. With that and other PDF sergeant and a corporal had robbed him of four U.S. cat. The cat may have mistaken clues, they finally got a handle on came up and said that Fido had to dollars, which though it was all he him for Alflooking for a snack. At the crime. Then, they followed the leave. Annoyed but unwilling to had, didn't make it worthwhile any rate, he bit the soldier. The trail of empty candy wrappers to start a confrontation, the owner for either him or them. At Gorgas, two then went in different the perpetrators, who by that time and his dog started to leave. he was treated for trauma to the directions -fast. The cat went to were not only ready to confess, but For some reason, the corporal back of his head and a laceration the Corozal vet clinic and the didn't want to even see another pulled his nightstick and started to the abdomen and admitted. soldier went to Gorgas. candy wrapper. toward the pair. Fido took offense A pair of soldiers (one of each Hopefully they each learned a The guilty party in an indecent and lunged toward the attacker. sex) were parked watching the valuable lesson.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 5 TDY handlers, dogs provide 24-hour coverage story and photos by TSgt. Frederick G. Ripley HOWARD AFB (24 COMPWPA) -Dog handlers are a breed apart; they don't place a lot of stock in people. For them trust is a mutual thing that occurs between dog and handler."up and down the leash." This adage applies as much today for Sgt. Stephen D. Webster and his dog Rico, 4th Security Police Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., TDY to Panama, as it did to former dog handler TSgt. (then AiC) Thomas J. Otto, 302nd Tactical Airlift Wing historian, Peterson AFB, Colo., and his dog Freud while on patrol at Bien Hoa AB, Republic of Vietnam, in 1969. Although the Air Force's concept of the military working dog program J continuously changes, one need spend only a few minutes talking with handlers to gain an enormous appreciation for those who went before. Pioneers like Sgt. Otto and the late K-9 Freud are held in such high esteem among this close knit fraternity that it's almost mystical; (Left) A IC Brian B. Felmee, 1606th for they were the combat-tested SPS, Kirland AFB, N.M., conducts teams providing the foundation for a search incidental to apprehension, this highly specialized aspect of making sure that the suspect is security police work. unarmed prior to being transported. Initially trained as a sentry dog, Bear keeps close watch. (A bove) Sgt. Otto brought the 1 1/2 year old Stephen D. Webster, 4th SPS, German shepherd into the Air Seymour Johnson APB, N.C., hams Force's newly implemented patrol it up with Rico, a 5-year-oldBelgian dog program. True to his name, malinois, on the Howard AFB "Freud was one of only seven dogs flightline prior to their departure selected Air Force-wide to make the from Panama. transition," Otto says, attesting to contraband dog which is trained for they didn't respond, dogged 'em. dog," according to Webster. the animal's superb intelligence. that purpose exclusively. They didn't waste any time "What a remarkable dog that must Presently, the only patrol dogs the disappearing into the jungle." Freud was anything but a "push have been," says the somewhat Air Force is accepting are German "Contrary to what a lot of people button dog," because of his early have"Cotray towha a ot o peple training for sentry duty. Webster sees astonished Webster. "The sentry dog shepherds and Belgian malinois, believe," Webster continued, "a dog the potential to return to that was trained for the purpose of attack. whereas the contraband K-9 can be a does not think, it only reacts; in etain retutons Once launched he was like a smaller breed like a beagle. To the therefore if you lose sight of your program in certain crisis situations. projectile out of control. The patrol layman, the Belgian malinois looks dog. you're in trouble." But he also believes in the patrol dog dog is a more disciplined animal, like a German shepherd, but that's A potentially hostile environment program and says the future of K-9s with emphasis on controllability. To where the similarity ends, according like what exists in Panama today, is in detection work, explosives and convert over, the dog had to be to Webster. "The malinois tends to keeps a dog handler's skills as well as narcotics, because of the ever exceptional." be more adaptable to sudden changes that of the K-9 finely tuncd. increasing problems of terrorism and Rico, a 5-year-old Belgian in climate, a necessity for world-wide A daog has both internal and drug trafficking. malinois, is the fifth dog Webster has deployability. Their overall external receptors, with more than 20 "In this specialty you have to be handled. Dual qualified in patrol and temperment varies somewhat too. percent better sight capability thaI highly motivated, there's no room for explosives, they've been together as a And they don't have the hereditary humans, making it ideal for night anything less. Stay in it long enough team for two years. abnormalities common in shepherds, pa, whi it de fr night anything le y you'tl eogh Once a dog has completed the like hip displacements." patrol, which is what we primarily do and most likely you'll become a basic six-week military working dog The "real world" situation here, he says. kennel master. As in the case of Otto, course at Lackland AFB, Texas, it surrounding the Panamanian When the Air Force is in the these are the old timers that goes on to specialize in either elections has afforded teams from the market for dogs, they send out so understand the field. In short, they've explosives or narcotics detection. 4th SPS, Seymour Johnson AFB, called "buy teams," but contrary to paid their dues," Webster says. So The only e xcep tion being a NC.; 325th SPS, Tyndall AFB, Fla., their title, all dogs are donated. Some regardless of whether you're a 509th SPS, Pease AFB, N.H.; 42nd of the requirements a dog must meet relative newcomer or were around SPS, Loring AFB, Maine; 314th are: be at least one year of age, but when the patrol dog program SPS, Little Rock AFB, Ark.; 437th not older than three by the time it originated 20 years ago, both would SPS, Charleston AFB, S.C.; 836th completes the initial K-9 course; have to agree that it's an idea that SPS, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. weigh 55 pounds or more; stand at worked and, according to the young and the 1776th SPS, Andrews AFB least 21-inches at the shoulder and be sergeant, just keeps getting better Md., the opportunity to participate in excellent physical condition. A and better as time goes on. Because in a normal 90-day TDY rotation well-balancedtemperament is also of ultimately in the K-9 business, one cycle at a critical time. utmost importance in the Air Force's adage reigns supreme ."like dog, Deployed to Panama's Howard quest to find the perfect "push button like handler." AFB and Albrook AFS for the purpose of security enhancement and resource protection, these are the security policemen and K-9s that worked around-the-clock augmenting the permanently assigned force of 10 teams during operations "Nimrod Dancer" and Blade Jewel." * eArmed, mobile and highly-trained e quick-response teams like Webster 0 e eeand Rico remained on alert, looking for any signs of perpetration; a procedure certainly not unfamiliar to o 0 0 e a veteran like Otto. "Although we're primarily a psychological deterrent whose job it Sgt. Ste ien D. Webster, 4th SPS, is to detect and warn, I had to Seymoo tohnson AFB, N.C., with actually release my dog for the first dogs B. .j and Rico, prepare to be time while TDY here last year. lifted o. the K-loader to the C-5 Webstcr said. Will, a 3-year-oldBelgian malinois, shows his agility by leaping over a drainage platform A load crew member gives "I spotted three intruders on a ditch at A lbrook A FS for handler, A mn. A maria T. C. Diaz, 836th SPS, the sign to raise the K-loader. ridge, challenged them and when Davis-Nonthan AFB, Ariz.

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6 Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 SOUTHCOM selects top NCO, soldier F ORT AMADOR (USSOUTHdue to the fact that there are a selected as the service member of the them," he added. COM PAO) -The United States number of high caliber NCOs quarter for the third quarter of 1988, Although both of the honorees are Southern Command recently working here," James explained. was confident of her chances. She women and members of the Army. selected the noncommissioned James was previously selected as the had spent many hours preparing for Jones explains, that it makes no officer and service member of the NCO of the quarter for the first the few minutes she would spend difference in how the NCO and year for 1988. .quarter of 1988. before the board. service member of the year are Army SSgt. Yvonne James was During the NCO of the year "I studied and I studied hard," selected. honored as the USSOUTHCOM competition, James received the Lebron said. "I feel more soldiers NCO of the year while Army Spec. highest score of all the candidates should take the time to study before "The fact that they are women and Heather Lebron was chosen as the who went before selection board, going before a board." both are members of the Army has service member of the year following according to Sgt. Maj. James Jones, "I feel privileged that I can no bearing on what they have competition held recently. senior enlisted advisor for represent J-l as the service member accomplished," Jones said. "Anyone James, a native of Philadelphia, USSOUTHCOM. James received of the year for SOUTHCOM," of our soldiers, sailors, airmen or Pa, is a psychological operations three perfect scores during the Lebron added. Marines have the capability to do analyst attached to the USSOUTHcompetition. "I am extremely proud of both of what they have done." COM J-3. An administration "I was a little nervous,"she said. "I them," Jones said. "They have come For their achievement, James and specialist, Lebron, a native of was nine months pregnant and a little forward and have shown that they Lebron received a S100 savings bond, Jonesboro, Ga, is assigned to the off-balance. But, it's important to are knowledgeable and support a a Class-A uniform, a package of Post USSOUTHCOM J-1. show the board members that you program that challenges their peers. Exchange merchandise coupons and "I feel honored to be selected as the are in control," she added. Hopefully, their participation will a designated parking spot at NCO of the year for SOUTHCOM, Lebron, who was previously cause others to strive to emulate USSOUTHCOM. Message center keeps people on speaking terms by Spec. Bob Blocher i "Everything in the system is Communcation site trives redundant -wehave two computer FORT CLAYTON (USARSO systems. If one system goes bad, the PAO)--Peak performance -pushing for p eaIk p erform ncE' e other comes on-line," Saarinen men and equipment to the max. telecommunications service via land the switch is used. explained. That's the Army attitude. For the lines, satellites and microwave "Normally, these switches are used In addition, the switch acts like a 154th Signal Battalion's telesystems for up to 24 subscribers." when units deploy in the field. doctor, continuously diagnosing its communications site at Corozal, The TYC-39 is another example of They'll operate for two or three ow n ailments and helping peak performance isn't a luxury. machines doing tasks faster than weeks at most, handling only technicians provide the cure. "Let this TYC-39 system go down humans. This system replaced exercise traffic," Ramirez explained. "Built in test equipment sends out and see how many people will be tactical manual relay centers where "We're unique because we've been signals to the computer and all other breathing down our backs," three operators manned 10 teletypes operating continuously for more components. The components return exclaimed SSgt. Albert C. Saarinen, and manually relayed messages. than two years, processing training the signals and the computer. site NCOIC. The Automatic "When a message came in to a and real-world traffic." analyzes itself," Saarinen continued. Message Switch Central, or TYC-39, manual site, an operator logged it in Continuous operation puts "If anything goes wrong -a fever, if is an automatic tactical telethen retransmitted it to its addressee. pressure on both the soldiers and the you will -it will show up on the communications switch which If the message had more than one switch. computer." processes computer messages and addressee, the process had to be "The personnel we have -two Saarinen and the rest of the site's relays them to other computers. repeated," Ramirez said. "This operators and four technicians -crew were recently recognized for "Our mission is to provide secure switch automatically logs and stores would be sufficient in a tactical their performance in keeping the telecommunications for Joint Task the message then forwards it situation where we'd be out for only system operating. Force -Panama," said CWO2 wherever it needs to go." two weeks," Ramirez said. "It's a "We recently received an award Valentin Ramirez, site supervisor. The TYC-39 does this by reading little different operating a fixed site from our Automated Data "We've supported missions to each incoming message's "routing for two years." Information Network Center, the Honduras, Equador and Costa Rica. indicator," a coded heading that Saarinen agreed. "The switch switching center at McClellan AFB, In addition, we have access to an alerts the switch to the message's operates 24 hours a day, so we work Calif., for operating three automatic switching center in destination. "Think of the routing 12 hours on and 24 off. None of my consecutive months without a C aIi for n i a, which p r ovid e s indicator as a telephone number," soldiers had a Fourth of July breakdown," Ramirez said. "When worldwide telecommunications for Saarinen suggested. "It specifically weekend holiday." you consider what could go wrong, everyone we service. identifies the individual you're Continuous operation also means including things beyond our control "Telecommunications is basically sending the message to." no down time. The TYC-39 achieves like losing contact with the satellite one computer talking to another," What separates the Corozal TYCperfect performance by providing its or a power outage, that's an Ramirez explained. "We provide 39 from other TYC-39 sites is the way own backup. accomplishment." Fort Espinar Chapel reopens by SFC Marshall B. Wilkins During his message of dedication Ortiz said, "This is the house of God, FORT ESPINAR (USARSO he's dwelling here 24 hours a day. PAO) -A re-dedication and He's here because people like you ecumenical worship service was held come here realizing the need for a at the Fort Espinar chapel Sunday to community. This is the temple of celebrate the re-opening of the 30God. Our souls, our houses and our year-old facility. minds can also be the temple of The chapel which had been under God." renovation since November, received English Mass is held each Sunday a $182,400 facelift. Chap. (Capt.) at 9 a.m. in the chapel and Spanish Stephen R. Paine, assistant garrison Mass is at 10 a.m. Bible study is at 7 chaplain, said the renovation p.m. each Wednesday and adultBible included a new air conditioning study is each Friday at 7:30 p.m. For system, a new ceiling and lighting information call 289-4616. system, a complete interior and Capt. Nick Catrow of the 1st exterior paint job, and a new roof. Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment has Chap. (Col.) Michael G. Ortiz, scheduled joint services Protestant USARSO and USSOUTHCOM church services for Coco Solo. He command chaplain; and Col. A.T. plans to hold the services each Rossi, USARSO deputy commandSunday at 8:30 a.m. in the youth er; and Lt. Col. Robert J. Henry, room. A pianist is needed to Atlantic garrison commander; and participate in this activity. If you are Commander Bernard J. Ferrara, a pianist and want to participate in commander of NSGA Galeta Island, the services or want more Wendy Daly weeds her garden outside of her quarters at575B FortDavis. participated in the re-dedication information call Catrow at 289-3126. The Daly family won the 4th yard of the quarter awardfor the post. Prizes ceremony. included A A FES theater tickets, brunch at the community club, a gift "This beautiful chapel is a tribute box andfree post exchange coupons. to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines Capt. Thomas Alonell ofquarters 41B wonforFort Espinar. Petty Officer and their family members. I present it 1st Class .4 rthur Williams at quarters 1312B won yard of the quarter for to you as a tribute to your part in our Coco Solo. Fort Sherman quarters 6, home of SFC Simon Gonzales. was national defense," Henry told the the winner for that installation. (U.S. Army photo by PFC Megra D congregation. iuohnon)

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 / hemisphere U.S. seeks Mexican $$$ laundering law MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -The vision (of improved life and sharply," he said. identified, said "money launderers United States will urge Mexico to cooperation) an enduring reality," As a result Brady suggested that a don't recognize borders." join in tougher joint action against Baker told the commission's opening $2 billion multilateral bridge loan, To get at this problem, the United drug traffickers by making money session. intended to cover Mexico until the States is setting up a money laundering an extraditable offense, Solana said his government debt accord took effect, may be "less laundering detection center within its senior U.S. officials said Monday. attached great importance to the necessary than it was before." borders, would offer to train "Perhaps the most efficient attack one-day meeting and hoped the two He also suggested Argentina, and Mexican authorities in combating you can make on the drug problem is sides would establish a permanent possibly also Brazil, which are both the practice and would explore with an attack on the money laundering mechanism to keep the bilateral debtor nations, would not qualify for Mexico an extradition agreement problem," Treasury Secretary dialogue going. similar debt relief because they have that could help speed up prosecution Nicholas Brady told reporters at the Ahead of the formal talks, which not yet taken steps to open up their of drug traffickers. he said. start of high-level U.S.-Mexico talks. involve an unusually high-level U.S. markets and reduce tariff barriers. "We want to work with the delegation, Brady briefed reporters On money laundering, a senior Mexican government to attack the on his agenda with Mexican officials. Brady aide said the United States problem of money laundering and to In addition to money laundering, would ask Mexico to make the make offenders extraditable," he he said the discussions would focus practice a criminal offense and said. on Mexico's recent landmark debt discuss implementing currency U.S. officials will also offer accord with foreign creditor banks as transfer reports to track the flow of Mexico U.S. Customs cooperation well as investment and financial illegal drug profits through banks. to fight drug trafficking, he added. issues. This way, "you don't need an The drive against narcotics was The agreement, between Mexico informant to get at the essence of the one of a host of issues U.S. officials and a committee representing its 450 crime" as drug smugglers often put were to discuss with their Mexican bank creditors, is expected to reduce great distance between themselves counterparts during the seventh Mexico's $53 billion commercial and their product but not so between session of the U.S. Mexico Bibank debt by about $3 billion to $5 themselves and their money, he said. national Commission. billion. The United States has long The meeting comes at a time of It has been criticized as too little by considered drug trafficking and drug greatly improved relations between some analysts but Brady insisted "the production in Mexico to be a source the two countries, a point stressed by free markets think this is a pretty of contention between the two the commission's co-chairmen, good deal despite what the pundits countries. Secretary of State James Baker and say." Recently, however, top U.S. Mexican Foreign Minister Fernando "As evidence of increased Mexican officials have given Mexican HIGH MARKS -Mexican Solana. and international confidence, President Carlos Salinas De Gotari President Carlos Salinas de Gortari "We pledge to you o u r significant amounts of capital have high marks for cracking down on the gets high marks from U.S. official government's commitment to work been moving back to Mexico and illegal drug trade. for his crackdown on the drug trade. with Mexico to make this common domestic interest rates have fallen The aide, who asked not to be ( AP Laserphoto) Salvadoran rebels set peace talk conditions SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador On June 29, rebels rejected an offer Liberation Front, or FMLN. as well as all the war-mongers in the (UPI) -Top Salvadoran rebel to be members of a proposed peace The rebels demanded "a halt to White House are in mourning," commanders this week presented a commission, claiming it failed to repression, the liberation of political Radio Venceremos said. list of conditions for future include important sectors in El prisoners, guarantees to the freedom The rebels urged Salvadoran negotiations with the government of Salvador. of expression and respect for citizens "to demand that President President Alfredo Cristiani, but The five Central American agrarian reform," according to a Cristiani carry out the demofailed to mention whether they would presidents Monday signed an accord local radio station, Radio Sonora. cratization of the country," and cease hostilities. outlining a plan to demobilize' "All the Central American asked that "all our countrymen After returning to San Salvador Contra rebels based in southern presidents ratified that there is no taking refuge in Honduras, from the three-day Central American Honduras, and urged Salvadoran symmetry between the Contras and Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica summit in Honduras, Cristiani said, guerrilla forces to put an end to the FMLN, since we are a popular and the rest of the world return"to El "We hope the FMLN's desire for hostilities and begin a peace-seeking force and they are .counterSalvador. peace is real so as to look for a dialogue with the conservative revolutionary death squadrons," the "All Central Americans have negotiated solution within a short Cristiani government. clandestine rebel-run Radio renewed the hope of beginning a period of time." Venceremos said. serious and direct dialogue to achieve Cristiani said he hoped the rebels' "We once again state our "The Contra has died, and Reagan peace," Radio Venceremos said. ca or aid oge wa d "th apretex' willingness to continue to contribute ca or a dialo was "not a rete to the negotiation efforts ; M exican tratheiils10 frmte MNtootinte opposition parties, the Archbishop M e iE m riWi m ah U4 iE5 100~A~~ sympathy of the (Central American) of the Catholic Church and other presidents." social groups for the realization of a MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -At border with the United States. In his June 1 inaugural speech, dialogue and the initiation of least 100 people were feared killed Pena Galanza said the accident Cristiani proposed guidelines for a negotiations with the government," when a passenger train plunged into was caused by heavy rains which negotiated end to the 9-year-old civil said a communique drawn up by top a river in the northern Mexican state weakened a bridge over the river war, which has cost 70,000 lives, rebel leaders who direct the of Sinaloa, authorities said. Bamoa. The first six carriages mostly civilians. Far a bun d o M art i N at i o n a 1 The official Notimex news agency, crossed the bridge, but the next two quoting police sources, said more fell into the river, and the remaining than 100 people died in the crash,just seven crashed into surrounding Mexco i~si~' 0D h ro~ W s before dawn Wednesday near the fields. village of Capomos, 940 miles A commentator said most of the MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -have been discovered and closed northwest of Mexico City. victims were women and children. Anti-drug agents havie made the in four central and southern Jose Pena Galanza, head of the Local press reports said many biggest heroin bust in Mexico's Mexican states and more than Pacificrailways Mazatlanroute, said victims were washed away history, seizing 119 pounds of 5,000 alleged drug traffickers have 99 bodies had been rescued so far. downstream. pure heroin in the southern beenarrested,officialssaid. He said rescue work was Red Cross official Jesus Angulo Chispas state, local officials said Mexico is the largest single suspended due to bad weather and said by telephone from the town of this week. source for heroin entering the would be resumed early Thursday. Guamuchil, near the site of the The heroin, valued at $10 U.S. market, the second largest The television station Televisa, accident, that 60 bodies were brought million, was discovered in a source for rarijuana and a which showed pictures of two to the Red Cross there and that other clandestine laboratory Monday in leading transit point for cocaine carriages stuck into the narrow river dead were taken to the town of the state capital Tuxtla Gutierrez. coming from South America. bed with at least six others strewn Guasave. Fourmen were arrested atthesite. In recent years Congress had nearby, said 103 people died in the Sinaloa state attorney-general Inestigat ors said they strongly questioned Mexico for crash. Manuel Lazcano said about 250 extended their search to the filing to take action to limit the It said 80 people were seriously rescue workers, including soldiers, central state of Michoacan where flow of drugs from its territory injured and 550 suffered lesser were taking part in rescue operations theyexpected tofindhiddenfields into the United states but injuries. hampered by heavy rains. of poppy, the base from which President Carlos Salinas de The station said 1,200 passengers In a separate incident, five people ,opium is derived. Gortri, who took office in were travelling in the train, called "El died and 35 were injured when a gas In the post eight mouths 28 December, has begun to crack Burro" (the donkey), which was tank exploded in the downtown clandestine opium labor'atories down on drug tr .traveling from the central city of sector of La Piedad, in Michoacan Guadalajara to Mexicali, on the State, local authorities said.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 1 hemisphere Contras face tough battle for survival TELA, Honduras (Reuter) -keep the Contras intact to pressure short supply since military aid was both the rebels and the Sandinistas. Nicaraguan Contra rebels, already the Sandinistas to hold free elections cut, most Contras are confined to The rebels had to realize they weakened by cuts in U.S. aid, face a next February. bases in Honduras, where they live would not win power through tough battle to survive as a guerrilla The plan, which calls for off U.S. humanitarian aid. violence and the government had to force following a call by Central disbanding of the Contras within A Honduran pledge to invite a create a climate for the Contras to American presidents for their four months, is voluntary and United Nations peacekeeping force return, he said. disbanding. contains no provision for forcing the to prevent the use of its territory by The plan calls on the United "The Contras' death sentence has Contras to leave Honduras, where irregular forces will make it more Nations and Organization of been signed," Nicaraguan President about 12,000 fighters and 40,000 difficult for the Contras to mount American States to form a Daniel Ortega declared after relatives are camped. operations into Nicaragua. commission within 30 days to returning home from a three-day Contra leaders have said they will Nicaraguan officials said that the oversee Contra disbandment. Central American summit in resist disbanding. success of the disbandment plan During the next 90 days, the Honduras that agreed on a plan for "We are not going to hand over depended largely on the reaction of verification commission and disbanding the rebels. our weapons until the causes of the the United States. Nicaraguan government will hold The plan, coupled with a call by 20 war disappear," Contra spokesman Ortega said he hoped President talks with the Contras to "promote Nicaraguan opposition parties last Pepe Matus said in Tela this week. Bush would support the plan and their return to Nicaragua and their Friday for the Contras to be But the accord and the knowledge that part of a $50 million integration into the political disbanded, means the rebels can cite that they are not wanted in Honduras humanitarian aid package that process." little support for continuing their is likely to further damage morale Congress approved for the Contras The five presidents also called for eight-year war against the leftist among the Contras, already last April could be used for rebel dialogue and an end to civil war in El Sandinista government. undermined by a cutoff in U.S. disbandment and repatriation. Salvador. They said they would hold The five Central American military aid in February 1988. Costa Rican President Oscar Arias their next summit before the end of governments, including several close With weapons and ammunition in said the plan's success depended on the year in Nicaragua. U.S. allies, signed the plan despite strong lobbying from Washington to MIAMI(UPI)--Threeofninetop staff known as Commandante camps. -\ Contra military officers,including the Franklin, led the list of officers filing "It could be demoralizing to the rebel chief of staff, were granted claims. His was one of several troops if we were seen as retiring political asylum Wednesday, approved immediately. from the struggle," Delgadillo said. immigration chief Perry Rivkind Galeano said the Contra leaders "But the troops know that's not so. said. have no plans to move to the United Our struggle continues." The high-ranking Contras, which States and sought nothing more than The officers denied there was a include field commanders and "traveldocuments." connection between their advisers, won the State Department's "Some of us have the need right applications and the accord signed approval for asylum two days after now to mobilize in the international .Monday by five Central American five Central American presidents field," Galeano said outside the INS presidents in Tela, Honduras, calling agreed on a plan to demobilize the office in Miami. for the dismantling of the Contras. anti-Sandinista forces within the "There is a need to get documents Nicaraguan President Daniel next four months. to travel." Ortega declared that the plan puts an The claims were given "special But Francisco "Johnny" end to the rebel movement. The action" status and reviewed Delgadillo, a political adviser on the Sandinista government agreed to immediately, said Rivkind, the Southern Front who was also Democratic reforms leading up to COSTA RCA Immigration and Naturalization granted asylum, admitted the action national elections in return for the Services district director. could be misinterpreted by the 12,000 repatriation or resettlement of the Israel Galeano, the rebel chief of rebel troops holed up in border Contras by Dec. 8. Moscow could be key to Nicaragua problem WASHINGTON (Reuter) -their 40,000 family members to Bosco Matamoros, a spokesman Washington's support. He said the Central American presidents have return from Honduras, Bouchey for the Nicaraguan rebels, United States had given up interest in left Washington with few options by said. emphasized that the agreement promoting democracy in Central calling for the return home of a Leaders of Costa Rica, El called for the voluntary repatriation America, limiting its concern to disbanded Nicaraguan rebel force Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and of the rebels. security considerations. from base camps in Honduras by Guatemala approved the Contra Before any return was worked out, In Miami, Aristides Sanchez, one Dec. 8, policy analysts said this week. plan Monday on the second the rebels would look for direct of six directors of the Nicaraguan With the Contra rebels refusing to anniversary of a regional peace negotiations with the Sandinista Resistance umbrella group, said the return to Nicaragua unarmed and no agreement. government, he s aid. But return to Nicaragua of the Contra longer welcome in neighboring .The accord, which calls for an Matamoros said he doubted fighters would increase the chance of Honduras, Washington, which has international commission to oversee agreement could be reached to new clashes with government troops. funded the rebels since they were the voluntary disbanding and resettle the Contras before "We have no choice but to return formed in the early 1980s, could soon repatriation of the rebel force, could Ni car a g u a 's Feb. 2 5, 1 990 to Nicaragua armed and subsist off face pressure to welcome them into end the eight-year-old presidential election. the land and the good will of the the United States, the analysts said. Nicaraguan civil war in which some Matamoros said the rebel force people," Sanchez told Reuters in an "The agreement means the 40,00 people have died. would have to negotiate without interview. Contras have gone from being the A t totos Argentine inflation still unstable legislative director of the Pax Americas policy research group. BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) -"Stability will require a fiscal achieve success attained by other But other analysts said Argentina's Peronist government revolution." July's 196.6 percent stabilization plans, such as Bolivia's Washington, having lost the rebels as believes it broke hyperinflation in its inflation easily surpassed the 1985 program which in two years a policy arm, must now find other first month in office but economists previous one-month record of June's brought inflation down to 10 percent ways of pressuring Nicaragua's find faults in its program and warn 114.5 percent, but the government from 24,000 percent a year. Sandinista government to adopt that stiffer measures must be taken was confident it had reversed the The Peronists agreed to a pricedemocratic reforms. They said before lasting stability can be trend. freeze with leading industries, Moscow could prove to be the key. achieved. Inflation was 1,472 percent in the continued printing money, raised L. Francis Bouchey, president of Private and official surveys show last six months of the Radical Party's public employees' salaries 175 the Council for Inter-American that high inflation subsided in the last reign and workers' salaries lost twopercent and has yet to announce Security, said the United States two weeks of July, after prices nearly thirds of their purchasing power measures to stimulate exports, could be helped by the fact that the doubled during the first half of the during that period. The government has annulled Soviet Union was looking to the month. Menem forecast that inflation utility bills it issued with up to 2,000 United States for a broad range of "Prices rose by only two or three would drop to two digits in August percent increases over previous rates help in the economic sphere. per cent in the past six days, but it is and under 10 percent in September, after consumers complained the\ Washington should look to still too early to say if this is a shortand said prices would not rise by could not pay them Moscow to pressure Nicaragu; to lived respite or lasting stability." more than 15 percent in 1990. Nevertheless, economist, said the create conditions that would make it leading economic analyst Miguel But economists said the Peronists government could still rectify its possible for the i2,000 Contras and Broda said last week. had yet to take further steps to program

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 9 leisure Scuba diving: 'the most relaxing hobby there is' by Sgt. Monique Chere planned, and maps are circulated. "We plan dives," said Welch, "but COROZAL (Tropic Times)-Scuba often two or three just get together diving is one of the more common and head out there." recreational sports in Panama. Meetings are held the second Divers can take advantage of a Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. variety of sites and the low cost of in the Zodiac Recreation Club participation here. Center (top floor) at Howard AFB. One can begin from the "water up" Fees are $8 a year for singles to $12 a at numerous places. year for families. The military provides encouragement to start diving, said Monika On the current agenda are: diving Jones, Balboa Dive Club secretary. from the "Black Stallion" in the "There are many organizations on Pacific and a diving/camping trip to base offering lessons at reasonable Portobelo this weekend. prices. The classes are scheduled Pan American Dive Club frequently as well," said Jones. "There are a lot of places to dive in Located on the second floor of the Panama. Two oceans, the Panama post office at Fort Espinar, thisclub Canal, sunken wreck sites and has been "quiet" for some time. various islands offer a good variety. "But, we will be cranking up again "Diving at Portobelo (on the Atlantic very soon, said 2nd Lt. Robert side) adds a Caribbean touch -the Lehman, club operations officer. water is clear and there's lots of coral "We provide quality inexpensive and tropicalfish equipment for rent to club "Diving in Panama makes one members," said Lehman. "We even more independent," Jones said. have our own compressors. "Divers who go to a resort get The cost of memberships is $10 for pampered." Here you have to rely on Shawn Golembiewsti, family member, examines hisface mask before diving at initial entry fee (includes rental of a yourself, and learn to cope with Fort Kobbe Beach. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Monique Chere) long set) and a $5 monthly fee.:The problems that may arise, she the Atlantic side. members, all Department of Defense club is open to all ages, said Lehman, explained. Balboa Dive Club personnel, said MSgt. Mike Welch, but all members must be certified Thirteen-year-old Shawn The club, with a current club president. divers or certified snorklers. Golembiewsti has been diving here "Often, one goes through the dive Future plans include a trip to San fora yar."Myda enourgedme membership of 200 plus, was classes, then doesn't see their Ftr ln nld rpt a for a year. "My dad encouraged me established in the early sixties, and is classes anymoe.nA slu ofer Blas over the Labor Day weekend. to do it," he said. a non-profit organization. classmates anymore. A club offers a Monthly meetings have been "The only time I was scared was a orit oaivatirs, chance to dive with others of similar scheduled; the next is Aug. 21.b so.Itik "It's oriented to divers first," said interests and gives ideas on places to sceud;tenxisAg21 when I took my first lesson. I think Barry Steils, president. "It's a place go. You can always learn from other There are also several local clubs diving's fun! "I've seen coral and for divers to congregate and po Y xpeincys r one can oin. Information about different types of fish, like the exchange information." people's experiences. soe coin. Inforan out butterfly fish. Two months ago I saw io to It's nice to have the camaraderie some of the clubs can be obtained a barracuda. I wasn't scared, it was The club is open to the public and of others while diving and there's from the various scuba diving neat!" membership is evenly divided safety in numbers," added Welch. instructors or dive rental shops on or Golembiewsti has been on 15 dives between PCC personnel, military Objectives of the dive club, said off post. in Panama and said his favorite spot personnel and others, according to Welch, are to visit local dive sites, Once you start, it's not hard to get was Isla Grande. tings are held on the second organize dive trips, provide safety, "hooked." As Jones said, "diving in MSgt. Aubrey Henson has been Wednesday of each month at the foster conservation of ocean Panama has many pluses." It would diving for 12 years in several sof PCC Training Center at 7:30 p.m. resources and maintain a dive roster. be a shame not to take advantage of the world. "It's the most relaxing Membership is $12 a year for families e s hosts a guest that while g here. hobby there is,"he said. "It's so quiet and $8 a year for singles. speaker at its meetings. Topics range down there; all you have to worry Upcoming highlights include dive from dive medicine to exploring a For further formation about about is the air and the depth." tours to San Blas and Boca del sunken vessel in the Caribbean. the dive clubs listed, call: Balboa "Ive been here four months and Toros, Steils said. Often a club member will show slides Dive Club (Monika Jones) 284will probably join a club," he said. or photos of a recent dive trip. 4776; Bahia-Mar Dive Club Henson has several clubs he can Bah-ma Dive Clb Visibilities, water temperatures and (MSgt. Mike Welch) 284choose from; among them, the The non-profit club, chartered on "what's down there" are discussed. 5319/4497 or Pan American Dive Balboa Dive Club and the BahiaHoward Air Force Base in October Current items of interest are raised, Club (2nd Lt. Robert Lehman) Mar Dive Club on the Pacific side 1988 began with five members. such as a safety regulator recall. 289-3573/4133 or (Corine) 289and the Pan American Dive Club on Currently, the club has a roster of 65 Future diving destinations are 4433. Sundial outings 7 p.m; Wednesday at The Anchorage Sundial ortings CClub at the U.S. Naval Station Sundial Recreation Center, Fort Panama Canal at 7:30 p.m.; Valent Davis will sponsor a PX shopping Recreation Center on Fort Clayton tour Saturday, a day trip 10 1s18 -Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Camp Grande resort Aug. 19, and a Roadrunner Friday at 6 p.m. Gorgona Beach tour Aug. 26. The show wilnbe at OceanBreeze To reserve space for these outings Center, Fort Sherman Aug. 19 at I call 289-3889. p.m. and the Loft Theatre, Fort Outdoor rec tours Espinar at 7 p.m. CRD Outdoor Recreation is Weekend cruise hosting a dive/camping trip this A weekend cruise to Contadora weekend. Space is limited to 21 M o out i ch a i rui e be presenting slides and photographs Aug. 26-27 is being offered by the persons. Call 287-3363. of their raft trips through the Grand US. Naval Station Panama Canal Also upcoming is a dive to the A moonlight cruise of the Panama Canyon this summer. Anyone who U. tra idn Ga n Lake Ao 19. Fee Bay Saturday aboard the Fantasia has taken a similar trip and would it includes an overnight stay at the includes transportation to th Del Mar is being sponsored by the like to participate in ine presentation d Hotel Price includes Aquativity Center at Fort epinar, U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal. is also welcome. For more hotel accommodations and boat and boat transportation to the dive There will be D.J. music and information, contact the training ride. For more information call 283site, and a dive guide. Reserve today. food and beverages will be sold on Center at 252-4163. 5307, or sign up at building 65, Stop by Building 154, Fort Clayton. board. Tickets can be purchased at the MWR main office, building 65. Dance troupe MWR main office. Valent events The boat leaves Pier I at the naval The Rainbow Revue will present Youth tours Valent Recreation Center is station at 7 p.m. and returns at I a.m. dances from Tahiti, Samoa, New The Fort Clayton Youth Center is offering several beach tours. For details call 283-5307. Zealand, and Hawaii. accepting reservations for a trip to On Aug. 19, the center will sponsor The dances will be presented by Gorgona Beach from Thursday to a tour to Isla Mamey. White-water rafting this Polynesian dance troupe touring Aug. 19 and a day tour to the Sierra A day at Gorgona Beach is Learn about the thrills of whitePanamaunder the sponsorship of the Club Aug. 23. scheduled for Aug. 2&. A minimum water rafting Thursday at the Armed Forces Professional Junior and senior teens are invited of 10 persons is needed to conduct Panama Canal Commission Entertainment Organization. tojoin. Permission slips are required. the tour. Training Center. Judith Baerg, There are six shows scheduled: Contact the center director for full Call 287-6500 for further info. Walter Bottin and Norita Scott will Tuesday, at the Howard AFB Pool at details.

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Tropic Tmes Aug. 11, 1989 youth activities Summer-hire student gains experience HOWARD AIR FORCE BASE, communications and air traffic students began work in the later part me, help me fill it out, and turn it in to PANAMA -(1978th CG/PA) -A control facilities and services for the of June and will work until the the Civilian Personnel Office. I boring, dragged-out summer of 24th Composite Wing. The mission program ends Aug. 18. basically wanted office work, so on house chores, sleeping in, and includes providing communications The program's purpose is to my application I asked for it. This is watching TV may be for some high support for the U.S. Military provide an opportunity for young good for me because after high school teens, but not for Sean E. Groups throughout Central and adults to gain practical work school I plan to go to college and be Carson. South America, experience, earn a salary, and further an Air Force officer, where I will At age 17,Carson is a summer-hire The Summer Hire Program, their education by learning what it is probably be working in an office employee at the 1978th Comadministered by the Howard Civilian really like to hold a job. environment," he said. munications Group, which provides, Personnel Office, has numerous "Last year I didn't work, but this Carson's job involves logging operates and maintains telestudents employed at base units. The year I wanted a job. information into a computer, Most of my friends that are answering the phone, and assisting working this year are doing manual with other business in the division. labor as summer hires and making more money than I, but this doesn't "I mainly work with SSgt. bother me. Ijust wanted ajob to give William McAfee, the Land Mobile me something to do with my summer Radio manager, and MSgt. and to also earn some money for Felix Johnson, the division myself. superintendent. They have taught me I was lucky to get the type of job I everything I need to to know about wanted," said Carson. myjob, the division, and then they let me do my thing." A Balboa High School senior this August, Carson works as an assistant "It hasn't taken me very long to to the Land Mobile Radio manager learn what I had to do because I in the 1978th's Plans and Programs already knew how to type, but it did Division. His parents are take me awhile to learn how the Air SMSgt. William J. Feeney, Force does things. I like earning superintendent of the 1978th's money, three dollars an hour, andthe Operations Division, and Karen J. 1978th's people -they are very Feeney. interesting. Office work is just what I expected and I've found out that I "I knew about the Summer Hire like it. For me this is a good Sean E. Carson, a summer hire employee at the 1978th Communications Program last year but I wasn't experience, working at an interesting Group, logs information into the Land Mobile Radio data base. (U.S. Air interested then. This year, I asked my job, with interesting people," said Force photo by SSgt. Debra L. Penton) step-father to get an application for Carson. Girl Scouts enjoy reunion 'day camp' at Clayton Bohios By Maria E. Len-Rios Fort Clayton pool and an overnight recent recipient of the Gold Award, teaches you about yourself. It taught camp out at Clayton park ended the the highest achievable award in Girl me to be responsible, independent FORT CLAYTON (USARSO week's activities. Scouts and equivalent to the Boy and to look towards the future," she PAO) --Girls between the ages of 6 Girl Scouts has been around for 77 Scouts' Eagle Scout award. "With said. and 16 dressed in turquoise camp Tyears offering young girls an my father in the military, we move Girl Scout registration will take shirts gathered at the Clayton bohios opportunity to make friendships and around a lot. Girl Scouts has always place Sept. 6. Information fliers will for a special kind of reunion. learn about their surroundings. been something I could get involved be sent home from the schools. During the week of July 31 oGirl Scouts has been a stable part in." Troops corresponding to residential of my life," said 16-year-old Sara Cales thinks some people have areas are given below along with the through August 5, the Girl Scout aresaegvnblwaogwt h Service Center sponsored a Girl Cales, a member of the Lone misconception about Girl Scouts. names of the Lone Troop Committee Scout day camp. The Panama Tropical Troop. Cales is the most "It's not all work. It's mostly fun and Chairpersons. oriented theme was "Fun in the Sun." Those interested in joining can call Eighty girls from three Pacific side the Girl Scout Service Center at troops participated and 20 286-3670. volunteers lent a hand to teach the girls useful and interesting skills and For the Farfan, Howard AFB lessons. and Cocoli areas, the troop is The scouts were taught how to Tropical Lone Troop and the make Panamanian ornamental hair chairman is Toni Williamscombs, first aid demonstrations were Sanchez. held, an Army Community Services For the U.S. Naval Station representative talked about peer C b pressure and a representative from A Panama Canal, Fort Kobbe, Fort Preventive Medicine gave a Clayton and Curundu area, the presentation on local plants and the chairman is Clara Tatum. insects. For the Balboa, Diablo, Los Activities weren't limited to the Rios area the troop is Sunshine bohios. The girls went on a trip to the Lone Troop and the chairman is Smithsonian Institution on Fort Jannice Walker. Amador. The highlight was seeing For the Fort Espinar and Fort the recently completed replica of a Davis area, the troop is Atlantic tidal pool containing starfish, sea Beatriz Broussard instructs the Girl Scouts on how to make ornamental nar Lone Troop and the chairman is A day was spent swimming at the combs. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Len-Rios) Valerie White. Cocoli events performance Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in DoDD S orientation Scout meetings and activities. Cocoli Community Center is the Loft Theater for the community. Balboa High School will have an For more details call 286-3670. having activities for first through This family entertainment will last orientation program for sophomores sixth graders. On Mondays and for one hour and admission is free. and new students Aug. 22. Vacation Bible School Wednesdays movies will be featured The name of the play is "The The program will be held at the The Crossroads Bible Church from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Handwriting On The Wall."The play Balboa High School auditorium invites preschool children through Crafts will be featureddirected by Lisa Wettstein and from 9-I1 a.m. sixth-graders to its Vacation Bible Wednesdays, followed by fun games Danny A. Velez. The program will For details call 252-3483/7896. School from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. In include a youth activities fashion Girl Scout volunteers Monday-Friday. The church is addition,birthdays willbe celebrated show. For more information call Basic leadership training for new located on Gaillard Highway on the last Friday of the month. Andy Lim at 289-4302/4377. Girl Scout volunteers will be between Albrook Air Force Station Call 287-3010 for more details. conducted Tuesday and Wednesday and Fort Clayton. The theme for this Youth center closes at the Fort Clayton chapel from 9:30 year's program is "Joy Trek: Journey Loft Theater Due to mission requirements, the a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Jesus through time and space." The Loft Theater's Pixie Theater Fort Amador Youth Center has The sessions will provide all of the For further information, call 252participants announce their closed until further notice. information needed to conduct Girl 6480 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 things to do Art lessons Sailing courses FOR CLA VITO I If you are interested in art lessons, Sailing courses are being offered the Fort Davis Arts & Crafts Center by the U.S. Naval Station Panama has weekly sessions on preparing the Canal M WR. Sign up at building 65. Ed Center classes canvas and charcoal drawing. For information call 283-5307. TeFnEducation The classes meet Fridays and I The Fort Clayton Euain Saturdays, respectively. Call HJ1.R O T F Center will be offering high school 289-5104. completion classes starting Aug. 28. MGMT 2202 Individual Orientation Techniques will start t" RUNDU Aerobics Aug. 28. A ladies aerobics class is being The classes are three weeks long offered from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, and they meet Monday through Dance program Wednesday and Friday, at the Friday. A modern dance and classical Albrook Youth Center. The T'he next Graduate Record Exam ballet and tap program is offered at Outdoor rec classes instructor is Brenda Carafaus, who will be Wednesday at 8 a. n the Curundu Theatre Arts Centre. conducts low impact classes at the Basic Skills Education Program New sessions begin Aug. 28. The Howard Outdoor Recreation center. For more information, call classes will be Aug. 28-Sept 15. Register now at Building 2060, Section is currently offering the 286-3195/3618. For more information call the 'iruno B g following classes on an on-going Fort Clayton Education Center at uSreussons for children and adults basis. Scuba course 287-5702/5412. are available. Call 286-3152. Water aerobic class -Tuesday, Tonight -Discover scuba diving Ceramics center Wednesday and Thursday, 6 to 7 course at Albrook AFS pool, 6 p.m. p.m. Monday -Scuba diving classes at The Ceramics Center located in Preschool swimming class -3 to 5 A lb r o ok A F S pool, 6 p. m Building 155, Fort Clayton, offers a \ year olds, Tuesday, Thursday and For more details call 286-3555. wide variety of classes. Friday, 2 to 3 p.m. The facility opens Mondays, Events being offered during Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays August are: F -I from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Music lessons Auutar -KiBBE s TsdyadWeesasrm -.Friday' -Discover scuba diving Tuesday and Wednesdays from 1Learn how to play the piano or courses at Howard AFB pool, 6 p.m. 9:30 p.m. The center is closed guitar. Classes are offered at the Aug. 21 -Scuba diving classes Education center Friday. For information ca Pacific Theatre Arts Centre in start at the Howard Pool, 6 p.m. Starting Aug. 21 Fort Kobbe -Curundu. Voice lessons are also All active duty and retired Education Center will offer a variety Fairy tale available. military, Department of Defense of classes. Some of the classes are: "The Magic Well," a fairy tale for Classes are scheduled after school civilians and dependents are eligible Beginning Spanish, Tuesdays a'nd children and adults, will be presented or duty hours. Guitar students must to participate. A small fee will be Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. at Valent Recreation Center, Fort bring their own instrument. charged for each of the events. For Intermediate Spanish, Tuesdays Clayton. For more information call 286more information, call 284-3569 or and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. The production is directed by 3152. New classes begin Aug. 28, so 286-3555. Spanish GED, Mondays and The productions direted by register soon.Thrdy,56pm Richard Dahlstron and features 18 registersoon._ Zodiac classes Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. children who have participated in the The Zodiac Recreation Center is Beginning typing, Mondays, Sumer heaer amp I~llllliI~lI~lIlIIII 1111 1111 II IIII~ii~l The Zodiac Recreation Center is* Wednesdays, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Summer Theater Camp. pW currently offering the following Beginning Algebra, Mondays, The play opens tonight at 7:30 P.M Wednesdays, Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. and will continue Saturday and Piano lessons from 10 a.m. to Sunday with matinees at 2 p.m. Howard center offers 12:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday; Seating will be on a first come, firstan frm1 am.t 2pm, serve basis. variety of programS Thursday. Video class HOWARD AFB (24 COMPWc Shotokan karate classes for A video class is being held at the PA) -Howard/Albrook Family children from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday Fort Clayton Arts & Crafts Center. Support Center has a variety of and Thursday, and from 4:30 to 5:30 The class is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. events scheduled for August. p.m., Saturday. Thursday, by appointment. Call 287Reservations are required for all of For adults from 7 to 8:30 p.m., 5957 or stop by Building 180, Fort the programs, and can be made by Clayton. calling 284-5650 or dropping by 5:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday. Building 707 here. Tae kwon do martial arts classes Cross Culture Workshop -Is it for children from 6 to 7 p.m., your first time overseas? Feeling Monday, Wednesday and Friday. stressed over the different language For adults from to 8 p.m., Monday, and customs? The workshop could Wednesday and Friday. ease your culture shock and lower For more information call 284your stress level. Come to the FSC 6161 or 284-6109. conference room, Tuesday, from Tennis lessons 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call for reservations. SF-171 Workshop -Interested in The Howard Youth Center has a a job? Learn how to best present volunteer tennis instructor for the Eating contest yourself on paper, Wednesday, by summer, with scheduled hours on How many chocolate chip cookies attending a class at FSC from 9 to Tuesdays and Thursdays. can you eat? Children 7-13 years old a.m. For more information on tennis are invited to enter a Cookie Eating Theworkshopprovidesguidelines instruction times, call 284-4700. Contest Saturday at Cocoli for properly preparing the 171 job H 11 Community Center at 2:30 p.m. application form. ?l 'PJs0T.r Match your appetite against Scuba diving U.S. Citizenship -Want to -others Discover the fascinating world of become a U.S. citizen? DOD scuba diving! The CRD Outdoor personnel and family members who Recipe roundup Recreation Branch offers monthly have bilingual cards are eligible to Free movies Cocoli Community Center wi classes, both PADI and NAUI. attend this five session course The U.S. Naval Station Panama have a Recipe Roundup every third Thenextsessionsarescheduledfor designed for people desiring to Canal, Morale, Welfare and Fridayofthemonthat 1 p.m.Joinin Aug. 21. Stop by Fort Clayton Scuba become naturalized citizens. The Recreation Center is offering free Friday. Bring your favorite recipe to Center (buiding 178) to make your class will help those individuals movies for All Hands and the get-together, with the finished arrangements. For information call preparing for the citizenship test. dependents. The movies will be product. 287-5858. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday played at Crews' Lounge, Building Enjoy everything from appetizers and Thursday, Aug. 22 through Sept. 88, and MCSFCo classroom, to main courses. Call 287-3010 for 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Building 3005. information. ,,ORT DA"You Asked For It" -Join FSC Two different features are shown Jazzercise class for a relaxing day of fun and each night, one at 7 p.m. and another educational workshops, including at9p.m. A Jazzercise class will start off Pottery classes Panamanian Cuisine, Interior Aug. 29 at the Cocoli Community Pottery classes will be available at Decorating, Space A Travel to South Boating class Center. Dance to favorite tunes and the Fort Davis Arts & Crafts Center. America and more. Make free child A Boston Whaler class will be held exercise. Pat Garrett will conduct the care reservations starting Aug. 23. Aug. 19. It's sponsored by the U.S. Class meets Tuesday through lessons Mondays and Saturdays for The event takes place, Aug. 30, at the Naval Station Pa nama Ca nal M W R. Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A four weeks. A fee will be charged. Zodiac Recreation Center from 8 Sign up at building 65, MWR main minimalregistration isrequired. Call Reserve your space. Call 289-5104. a.m. to 1:45 p.m. office. For details call 283-5307. 287-3010 for more information.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 13 1/508th refines training during exercise at Amador by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney training we get today would serve us residents' security. a few weeks ago makes me feel very FORT CLAYTON (USARSO well," said SSgt. Michael Meadows, "I think the families feel more safe," Mrs. Leitner said. PAO) -Three hours and 45 minutes a Company B squad leader. "It gives secure because we're here," said Pvt. 1 As the sun rose higher in the sky after midnight Friday a flight of usagood perspective of where we Paul Milian. and midmorning approached the helicopters screamed through the would be at first and where we would "The civilians know that we're here order to pack up and go back to post night sky toward Fort Amador. deploy from there." to protect them and we won't pull out was received. "We normally train in the jungle," until after they've been evacuated," The helicopters were loaded with Meadows said. "The challenges you added Meadows. Once again everything was airborne HC's n pan B the face in urban combat are different Fort Amador residents Jerry and measured in minutes and seconds I / 508th Infantry Battalion from those in the jungle." Ann Leitner agreed. and before the hour was up Fort (Airborne). The training exercise acquainted "It makes me feel more secure. Amador was as peaceful as it was at a After touchdown the soldiers soldiers with the area and assured This and the evacuation exercise held quarter to four that morning. fanned out and began setting up positions. Laying in ditches, behind large tree roots and under other sources of cover, the soldiers quickly blended with the housing area. While the infantrymen set up, the the HMMWV's equipped with antitank TOWs moved into positions near the officer's club and golf course. "This exercise was to refine the soldiers training in the protection of civilians," said 1st Lt. Darin C. Blancett, S-l officer for 1/508th. "The men were excellent, highly motivated, and enthused," SFC Michael Addams, Company B's 3rd platoon sergeant said. Within minutes the soldiers settled into place for the night waiting for dawn. "Ten minutes from touchdown we were in place and set up," said Pvt. 2 Michael Redmon. "At Fort Campbell, Ky., we did live fire exercises but nothing like this," added Redmon, who has been in country about two weeks. With dawn, the soldiers were readjusted by their leaders for maximum concealment and the best fields of fire. "If we had to do this again, the Soldiers of Company B prepare to board a UH-60Blackhawk helicopter. (U.S. Armyphoto by Spec. Paul L Sweeney) Soldiers march 25 miles for distinctive buckle by SFC Marshall B. Wilkins cramps, foot problems or cases of their feet so they wouldn't swell and acclimatize ourselves. dehydration which could occuralong during the breaks." "It (the 25 mile road march) was FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO) -the way. The battalion NBC officer, 2nd Lt. very challenging and more difficult -When soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, "We checked them for blisters and Emile Sheehan said the unit prepared than at Fort Ord. It was hotter than 9th Infantry Regiment went on a 25leg cramps during the breaks," said the soldiers by building up to the 25 normal in Panama so we had to drink mile road march last month, the PFC Anthony Ross, one of the miler. "We did a 6, a 9 and a 12 mile more water and change socks more courage and determination required medics. "We told them to elevate road march to build up endurance often. It was a challenge to the to complete the march proved to be a leaders to keep their men motivated triumph of individual efforts. and drinking enough water," Almost 70 2/9th Manchus and one Sheehan said. USARSO soldier started the march The Manchus used the buddy which began at Fort Davis. The system during the long march; SSgt. soldiers marched to Gatun Locks, Kenneth Carter buddied up with the crossed the locks and continued to lone USARSO soldier in the march, Fort Sherman, and back to Fort --Capt. Jamie Conway, battalion S-1 Davis. for 29th Military intelligence The road marchers were followed Battalion (CEWI). "We kept talking by an ambulance; and several medics to each other and checking to to marched along to help with any leg make sure neither one of us was dehydrated," Carter said. "I didn't have any blisters or heat Rossi aims to better Army operations problems or suffer form dehydration," Conway said. "After by Cpl. J. Alan Warner staff and the deputy commander. side." being in Panama all this time I knew I "Because of my dealings with As the full-time deputy had to drick a lot of water. Running FORT CLAYTON (USARSO people and the projects I've been commander, Rossi said his main to Dock 45 helped prepare me for PAO) -His day usually begins with a working on, I've been mostly visible goals are to carry out his duties and this." foot race from building 95 to as the chief of staff," Rossi said. responsibilities with vigor and Even though the desire to obtain building 519 and back with a mock "When Col. Leonard Hardy arrived energy. He will also be working to the coveted Manchu belt buckle was M-16. Then he makes his first as the new chief of staff, I simply better the quality of life in Panama. motivation to finish the march, the meeting of the day. When the moved over and now concentrate on "I'll try to get more of the major buckle wasn't the only benefit. "The meeting finishes, he returns to his the job of deputy commander." programs and initiatives that have buckle is something we're all very office and a pile of paperwork and been approved fully implemented proud of but the real reward is the usually three or four officers who Rossi now directs his full attention into the SOUTHCOM system," self confidence a new soldier in the want to see him. As soon as he begins to filling the job of deputy Rossi said. unit gets from completing the march. making headway on the paperwork, commander. Although he fills only The major programs include the This road march instills pride in new the telephone rings. His one position now, he said he has less reorganization of USARSO and the soldiers, it's one of the most administrative assistants aren't at free time. As the deputy commander Army Community of Excellence courageous steps they can take." work yet, so he answers the phone. he has the opportunity to focus on Program which is designed to Sheehan said. USARSO operations and training. improve the military community's Conway who said she has been on Long days and even longer nights "The deputy commander focuses quality of life. training exercises with the 193rd characterize Col. Arnold T. Rossi, more on the operating command "But my main effort will be to Infantry Brigade and units in the USARSO deputy commander, side," Rossi explained. "The deputy guide and assist operational and Germany said, "The Manchus are a whohasdedicatedhimselftohelping ensures actions the commanding exercise matters which help different breed of soldier, and a the command run like a well-oiled general wants are properly carried USARSO and JTF-Panama play out professional breed of soldier. They're machine. For nearly three years he out. It's a more direct supervisory their roles in SOUTHCOM's area of the way they are because of the has been dual-hatted, the chief of role of the command's operational responsibility," Rossi said. leadership."

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Tropic Times 14Aug. 11, 1989 club calendar p.m: Tues., 2 for 1 steak night; Wed., Quarry Heights -Mon.-Fri. lunch Mexican night; Thurs., Cajun night. specials from 11:30 a.m.-l p.m.; Howard NCO Club -Fri., surf& turf Amador O'Club -Mon.Fri. from 5:30-9 p.m.; Sun., dining 5:30-8:30; Howard 0' Club Fri Disco 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. lunch specials. Mon. closed; Tues., Mexican night; -' Bamboo Inn -Lunch specials, I Howard NCO Club -Mon., Wed.-Thurs.-& Sat., a Ia carte 8-midnight. a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Sat. membership night, open at 5:30. dining. Howard NCO Club -Variety disco in Ambrook Club -Mon.-Fri. from 1 Naval Station O'Club -Fri. & Wed., Ballroom: Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.; 5-7p.m.,socialhour;Mon.&Sun., Naval Station Officers'Club-Fri. & Sun,-Mon.-Tues.-& Wed. 7a.m.-1 p.m. mom's night out; membership Sat., prime rb; Sun., a la carte midnight; Casual Cove Discos: Fri. Clayton Guest House -Tues-Fri., appreciation night. dining; Mon., seafood night; Tues., & Sat., rock & roll 9 p.m.-l a.m.; lunch specials from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Naval Station Anchorage Club -turkey croissant; Wed., pork chop; salsa 7-midnight; 8-midnight: Mon. Clayton NCO Club -Mon. -Fri. Fri.& Tues., social hour, 4-6 p.m. Thurs., Porterhouse steak. .& Tues., variety; Wed. & Thurs., lunch specials from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., grill sandwich bar, 8-10 p.m., Naval Station Anchorage Club -Fn. western. Davis Community Club -Tues.-Fri., Sun., 1-10:30 p.m. & Sat., prime rib; Sun., grill Naval Station O'Club -Fri., DJ 5-a.m.Naval Station CPO Club -Fri. & sandwich bar 4-9 p.m.; Mon. & midnight; Mon. -Sun., live p.m.; closed Mon. Wed., social hour, 4-6 p.m; Mon Thurs., chicken in the basket; Tues., entertainment. Sherman Community Club -Once a closed., spaghetti night; Wed., Mongolian Naval Station Anchorage Club-Fri., month lunch specials 1I a.m.-l p.m. Bamboo Inn -Mon. & Fri., social stir fried night. DJ 6 p.m.-l a.m.; Sat., DJ, 8hour, 5-6 p.m. Naval Station CPO Club -Fri.-Sun.midnight; Tues. movie night 7:30 Ft. Amador O'Club -Available for Tues.-& Wed., a la carte dining; Sat., p.m. special events on Wed., Fri., & Sat. seafood platter; Mon., lasagna night; Naval Station CPO Club -Fri., DJ, 7 disco, 8-12 p.m. Thurs., sirloin steak. p.m.-l a.m. Sun., movie day 1-6 p.m. Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Fri., 6-9 Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -Quarry Heights -Tues., steak night, Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-l p.m., sit down Fri., happy hour, 4-6 p.m. 7-9 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., Mon., 7 p.m., pepperoni pizza, game breakfast. STRAC Club -Open Mon.-Thurs., membership appreciation discount; night; Wed., 6-10 p.m. hors d'oevres, Naval Station Anchorage Club 4:30-10 p.m.; Fri., 4:30-11:30 p.m.; Fri., Chateaubriand; Sat., seafood ladies night, DJ; Thurs., pounder Mon.-Fri. 6:30-11:00 a.m. Wed.Fri., social hour with hot feast; Reservations recommended. burger w/french fries, games night. Quarry Heights O'Club -Mon. & snacks, 4:30-6 p.m.; Fri., with DJ.; Amador O'Club -Thurs. 6-9 p.m., Bamboo Inn -Fri., live band starting Fri., 6:30-8:30 a.m.; Sat., 8-10 a.m. Sat., club open. Mongolian BBQ; closed holidays at 7 p.m. Clayton NCO Club -Fri., 4:30-8 and Mon. Albrook O'Club -Fri., DJ, 9:30 p.m.p.m., social hour, free snacks. Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -I a.m.; Sat., disco 9:30-1:30 a.m.; Ft. Sherman Cadre Lounge -Sat., Fri., tacos, 5-8 p.m.; Sat., lobster Sun., German Rosch during brunch; open 5-10 p.m. Enjoy the new variety thermidor, variety music. Tues., Oktoberfest '89, 6 p.m. Howard NCO Club -10 a.m.-l p.m. disco program. Albrook O'Club -Fri. & Sat., 6-9 Clayton NCO Club -Fri. & Sat., Howard O'Club -10 a.m.-l p.m., Ft. Sherman Community Club -p.m., prime rib & seafood; Sun., C&W in the Corral from 7 p.m; Aug. 20. Mon., Tues., Wed., club closed, dining room closed, try our new Mon., closed. Naval Station O'Club -10:30 a.m.available for special functions. Lounge Menu; Mon. Mongolian BBQ; Corner Post Lounge -Sun., variety 1:30 p.m. Davis Community Club -Fri., social Tues., dining room closed, burgers in music, oldies but goodies, 6-9 p.m. Amador O'Club -10 a.m.-l p.m. hour, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Wed., Sr. the bar 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 6-8:30 p.m: Ft. Sherman Community Club -Fri., Albrook O'Club -10 a.m.-I p.m. NCO/Officers' lounge is open 5-10 Wed., Mexican night; Thur., 2 for 1 entertainment until 8 p.m.; Atlantic Clayton NCO Club -10 a.m.-l p.m. p.m.; Thurs., 4:30 p.m.-midnight. steak night. blue & gold Boy Scouts awards Sherman Community Club -11 a.m.Davis Mountain Top Pub -Available Clayton NCO Club -Casa Maria, ceremony until 10 p.m. 2 p.m., once a month. for kiddie parties. Call 289-3506. Mexican food specials Mon.-Wed. 5Davis Community Club -Fri., disco; Davis Community Club -10 a.m.-l Espinar Community Club -9 p.m., Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Tues. -Sat., Sat., land & sea special, Caoba Cafe p.m. Available for special functions and dining, 5-9 p.m. until 9:30 a.m. parties only. Call 289-5160. Red Door -Open every day. Quarry Heights -Membership Open Sherman Community Club -Tues.House -Fri., Aug. 11, entertainment, Sun pizza garden is open 4-10 p.m. door prizes, hors d'oeurves, 5-7:30 La Vista dining room is open Fri., Howard O'Club -Wed. at 6 p.m. p.m., $5. for non-members, members chateaubriand for 2 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Howard 0' Club -Mon.-Fri. 11:00 Howard NCO Club -Sun. at 2 p.m.; free; available for special events and Sat., seafood special, 6-9 p.m. Sat., a.m.-1 p.m. every Wed. at 6 p.m. functions. Call 2824380. open for fast food 5:30-10 p.m. Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Fri., Naval Station Anchorage Club Davis Community Club -Fri., from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thurs. at 7 p.m. international dining in the Caoba Naval Station O'Club -Mon.-Sat. I1 Naval Station CPO Club -Tues. at 5 Cafe, Mexican night; Thurs., a.m.-1:30 p.m. p.m. Mongolian BBQ, disco follows BBQ. Naval Station Anchorage Club -Clayton NCO Club -Sun., 4 p.m.; Howard O'Club -6-9 p.m: Fri., Davis Mountain Top Pub -Thurs.Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., grill Tues., 5:30 p.m. prime rib/seafood; Sat., prime rib & Sun., pizza & chicken delivery 5-9:30 sandwich bar, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun., Davis Community Club -Sun., 3 shrimp; Sun. & Mon., closed; 6-8:30 p.m. 1-10:30 p.m. p.m.; Wed., 7 p.m. notices Division, Building 560, Room 306, Family Services job programs, can call Melodie Miller, Education Admin. Corozal for cal 285-4218. Monday through Friday, from8 a.m. Eduatin A min Cooza fo ca 28-428.Family Services is looking for a to 3 p.m. at 284-3968/3963. Applications are open for an Instructors needed motivated, dedicated, concerned Education Program Instructor and Central Texas College is individual that is willing to take on Management course college instructor at Soto-Cano Air accepting applications for full and the commitment of being the Base, Honduras. A bachelor's degreeasitncoriao.Tiisafl CP wll feraMde froma rgioall accedied .S. part-time instructors in basic assistant coordinator. This is a full CP wllofraMde from a regionally accredited U.S. skills, high school subjects and time obligation with flexible hours. Management Institute course Aug. college or university is required; a MOS-related training. In addition, positions for 22-25. The course will be held in the MOS-related training requires a dedicated individuals willing to serve Command Training Facility, information call 287-3773/3432. bachelor's degree and a current in a voluntary capacity as Building 6523, Corozal. teaching certificate from an chairpersons for various programs All eligible personnel interested in accredited U.S. school. and committees are open. The hours participating should submit a DD Job opening Call 287-3773 for information. are flexible. Form 1556 to the CPO Training and Te Child care will be paid for ad Development, Building 6523, The Civilian P Tonnel Office is tennis instructor jo positions. Corozal by Wednesday. Telephone accepting applicationsforTelephone The Albrook Youth Center is Coordinated and staffed by reservations are encouraged since Mechanic, MG-2502-lI located at currently seeking a qualified tennis volunteers, Family Services provides spaces are limited. 1109th Signal Brigade, Operations instructor. Interested persons should assistance to families who are For more information contact Division, Telephone Systems call 286-3618/3195. relocating -whether to a newly Leonard Wickham at 285-4453/Branch, Corozal, Panama. Contract bids assigned base or arriving to the area. 5462. This is a full time permanent The USARSO consolidated Family Services has a loan closet, Finance class position. Incumbent of this position Ufood closet, Layette Program, plane must be a U.S. citizen. Interested chaplains fund is now accepting bids welcoming committee, pen pal The Checkbook Management persons should submit a SF-7l, for their non-personnal service program for kids, and brochure Class will be held Monday at contracts for the upcoming fiscal library of all worldwide Air Force Building 801, Fort Kobbe. A class is Application for Federal Employyear that will begin Oct.]. Questions bases. also upcoming at Valent Recreation ment, to Virginia Callan or Suzette should be directed to the -Fund Those individuals interested in Center, Fort Clayton Aug. 29. Jordan, Civilian Personnel Office, Manager, Chaplain (Maj.) Wayne applying for a position or learning Classes meet from 9-11:30 a.m. Recruitment and Placement Strohschein at 282-3771. more about Family Service Call 285-5556 to reserve your space.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 1 notices Professional child care experience. Address updates before they begin practice. Exams for Aides need to have at least a high the coming school year will be given FA M ILY school diploma and also have some The DODDS staff is updating files at Balboa High School, Tuesday and experience working with children. on current addresses and phone Wednesday between the hours of 8 Applications are being accepted at numbers of students. The data a.m. and noon, and I p.m. to 3 p.m. i margarita Complex in room 28 contained i these files is an All students who have not had a School starts August 24 for all Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. important source of information on physical exam after December 1, DoDDS students. If your children to 1 p.m. For more information local dependents and is used for 1988, should plan to have their exam are not already registered, including contact Cynthia Johnson at emergency contacts when they at this time. Students are to pick up a kindergarten, please contact the 289-4511. become necessary. packet of forms from the Balboa nearest school as soon as possible If your family is new to the High School or Curundu Jr. High Take travel orders or sponsorship Margarita CDS Panama area or if you have recently School office prior to the exam and letter and ID cards with You. A birth Development Service's part changed your address or telephone have parents sign the Sports certificate will also be required for Child DvlpetSri'sp.at number, please notify your child's Pae rsion ian Eaution Fporms kindergarten registrar tion, day pre-school program registration school immediately so that files can Permission and Evaluation Form kidegase cegtstratgonbuilding 8351, (2740). For more information call is continuing at builing 8351, be updated. If you have questions, Balboa High School at 252-7896. Family Child Care Margarita. There arc openings in the call Mr. Hunnicut or Ms. Cruz at Th Fmiy hid ar pogam 2 year old class which is held 286-3908/3862. CooSloCii The Family Child Care program Tuesdays and Thursdays; the 3 year 286-3908/3C62. offers Saturday morning workshops old class, Monday through Friday: CDS free meals Coco Solo Army Health Clinic is once a month. Workshops are on and the 4 year old class Monday Child Development Services in need of volunteers to fill various topics of interest to anyone who deals through Friday. All classes are held .p with small children. The community from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For Atlantic and Pacific communities are positions. is welcome to attend. Upcoming additional information call 289offering free meals and snacks for the Five clerical positions in supply, workshops are: 4511 4898. hourly care programs. pharmacy and records need to be September 9, "Food labeling," 10 Parents no longer are required to filled. There is also a position a-m.-noon, building 39, Fort Farfan Pool pay for meals and snacks at Child working with a registered nurse. Clayton. The U.S Naval Station Paniama Development Centers located at The clinic also needs volunteers to For more information, contact Canal Farfan swimming pool has Building 39, Fort Clayton and work as a geriatric assistant and in Martha M. Purmalis at 287finished Frnovations and is nos Building 8351, Margarita. the obstetrics and gynecology clinic. 3301/6810. open. Hours are Mondays iol If you have any questions, contact Nursing experience is helpful in these 330/6s pe m. o8rs m. are ond th thoug e CDS nutritionist, Elsa Atencio, positions. For more information AFCS classrooms a 8 p.m. to 8 am, and ly a.n at 287-5657 or 87-6812. about these positions or to volunteer ACS lassoomsto 8 p.m. Saturdays. Sundays and contact the Red Cross at 289-4288 Army Community Services holidays, the pool will be open front Orientation night Mondays and Thursdays from9a.m. Family Member Employment 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more to a m Program is organizing classrooms information, call 283-5307 or 284The CDS Part-Day Program at to I p. for family members. 4252. Fort Clayton will be offering an One classroom will be located in Howard CDC orientation night for parents Aug. Advisory Council Valent Recreation Center, Fort howard C D e 31, from 7-8 p.m. Clayton and the second one will be at The Howard Child Development During this time, parents will be The Joint Exchange Commissatr Cocoli Community Center. Classes Center still has a few weekly slots able to meet their child's teacher and Advisory Council will hold its for teenagers and military spouses available at the low rate of $20 per become familiar with the school quarterly meeting at the Valcns will soon be starting. week. In addition, anyone interested policies and procedures, as well as Recreation Center from 2-4 p.m. Instruction will include typing and in having this weekly rate made address any questions. Tuesday, in room 2. All members skills to perform in an office available at Albrook, for 2 1/2 to 10 and unit representatives are urged to environment. Call 285-5658 to year olds, should contact the child EDITOR'S NOTE: If you've attend. reserve space. development center at 284-6135. If recently had an addition to your there is enough interest, the hours family and would like the birth Flea markets will be extended and weekly care will announcement published in the Youth Services reminds everyone Holy cd mebe made available at the Albrook Tropic Times, please provide us of its upcoming flea market Aug. 26. Hourly child care is now available Preschoolwith the necessary information Persons interested in participating at the Albrook Preschool. The Thisprogram is designed withthe and mail it to: Tropic Times,APO are invited to make advance program is designed to provide a working parent in mind. Included in 34002. Pictures may also be arrangements by calling 287recreational/ educational program the low rate are all meals, up to five included, but will become the 4408/6451 or 282-4810. for children during the summer. days of care, arts and crafts and property of the Tropic Times. The flea market is held at the Instead of parents taking children cooking experiences. Also include your name, rank, Curundu Jr. High School cafeteria shopping or to the doctor with them, For more information, call SSN and phone number. beginning at 8 a.m. take them to the preschool to play 284-6135. and learn. A flea market and used car Hot lunches and snacks are served Preschool program Athletics physical exhibit, sponsored by IAAFA, every day. For more information, Child Development Services, All students planning to participate will be held Saturday, 7 a.m. to call 286-3133. Part-Day Preschool Program in DODDS Interscholastic Athletic noon, at the HowardAFB theater announces a new Enrichment Program must have a physical exam and parking lot. Part-day program Program for children ages 3-5 years. The CRD Part-Day Program will This program is designed to Workshops to note Women's Equality Day conduct registration for the enhance a child's development in upcoming school year Thursday. The areas of science, art, spanish cultural A week-long series of workshops a.m.-4 p.m. -Success Skills For sign-ups will take place at Building awareness, fine and gross motor on issues of interest to women will be Administrative and Support 156, Fort Clayton from 9 a.m. to skills, pre-math concepts, held Aug. 21-25 to commemorate Personnel. Instructor: Dr. Donna noon. language/ pre-reading, an Equality Day. 4aton ctFon: Danis Bring the sponsor's I.D. card, music/auditory perception. Aug. 21 9 a.m.-4 p.m. -Recreation Center, Fort Davis. child's I.D. card or birth certificate, The program will concentrate on Leadership and Supervisory Skills 9 a.m.-noon -Enhancing Your and the child's shot record. The one or two developmental areas a for Women. Instructor: Dr. Donna Professional Image. Instructor:. preschool program is based on the month. Parents can enroll their child Watson of National Seminars Prudencia Martinez. Location: concept of developmental for one or all the months. Children 8 a.m.-noon -Enhancing Your Community Club Ballroom, Fort programming.which provides attending the morning session of Professional Image. Instructor: Davis. experiences to promote growth in all preschool will be provided Prudencia Martinez Aug. 24 9 a.m.-4 p.m. How To areas of a child's development. transitional care between programs. H-4n5 p.m. -Coping Lifestyles. Dr. Donna Watson Your child will learn through September's theme will be Instructor: Sandra Wallace Brunner 9-11 a.m. -What You Should exploration and interaction with "Developmental Science." Children Aug. 22 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Powerful Know About Position Classification: adults, other children, and materials, will be provided hands-on Communication Skills For Women. Instructor: Lyle Wickham. which are designed to enhance a experiences with water, sand, soil, Instructor: Dr. Donna Watson. Aug. 25 Wickhm. child's self-esteem and positive seeds, magnets, tools, insects, wind, Aug. 25 9 a.m.4 p.m. -Success feelings about learning. wheels, planes, pulleys, smelling, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Organization Skills For Administrative and A registration fee will be charged. tasting, seeing an egg grow into a live Politics, PT. I: Building the Support People. Instructor: Dr. Spaces are limited. For more baby chick and much more. Boss/Subordinate Role. Instructor: Donna Watson. information call 287-5507/5104. Registration for this program will Lucia Acevedo. Anyone interested in attending the be held Aug. 28-29 from 1-3 p.m. at 1-4 p.m. -Organization Politics, workshops should submit a DD CDS part-day Building 156, Fort Clayton. For PT. 2: Mentors and Mentoring. Form 1556 through their Child Development Services is information call 287-5507. Instructor: Pat Picard-Ami organization's training coordinator accepting applications for teachers A roAug. 23 (Pacific community) 8-11 to CPO, Training and Development and teacher's aides for the Part-day Albrook Thrift Shop am. -How To Be A Total Woman Division, Building 6523, Corozal no Preschool program at Fort Sherman The Albrook Thrift Shop is now Until You Are 90 And Beyond. later than Aug. 16. For further and Margarita Complex. open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday Instructor: Dr. Rosa Crespo de information contact Michele Melant, Applicants should have an and Thursday. Consignments are Britton 285-5462, or Tanis Smythe, associate's degree and some welcome. Aug. 23 (Atlantic community) 9 285-4111.

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Tropic Times U Aug. 11, 1989 tv guide 1:00 AFRTS Overnight 4:25 Guiding Light 5:10 General Hospital Saturday5:55 Community Bulletin \ 6:00 SCN Evening Report 7:00 am CNN Headline News 6:30 ABC World News Tonight 7:30 Just For Kids! 5:00 a. CNN Headline News 7:00 Jeopardy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5:30 NBC At Sunrise 7:25 Mr. Belvedere Huckleberry Hound & Friends 6:00 NBC Today Show 7:50 Growing Pains Denver 8:00 Morning Stretch 8:15 Murphy Brown Jem 8:25 The Adventures Of The Galaxy Rangers 8:40 Cover-Up Alvin & The Chipmunks 8:50 The Roadrunner Show 9:29 Community Bulletin Nickelodeon Movie."Yogi Bear and The Inva9:15 Trapper John 9:30 NBC Nightly News vasion Of The Space Bears." (95 min.) 10:15 CNN Headline Newsbreak 10:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 America's Top 10 10:30 USA Today -TV 10:30 NBC Tonight Show Noon CNN Headline News 11:00 Classic Concentration 11:30 Late Night With David Letterman 12:30p.m. The Untouchables 11:30 Guinness World Records 12:30 am. Nightline 1:25 Motor Week 11:55 Community Bulletin 1:00 AFRTS Overnight 1:55 Community Bulletin -Noon CNN Headline News EN 2:00 NBC Major League Baseball 12:20 p.m. SCN Midday Report 5:00 WWF Superstars Of Wrestling 12:30 CNN Sports Tonight 5:45 CNN Headline Newsbreak 1:0 CNN or n 5:451:00 Another World 6:00 Wheel of Fortune 2:00 Donahue. Kids Who Shoot to Kill. (mature theme) 5:00 am. 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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 17 health news Bicarbonate causes metabolism disruptions SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -A Normally, the liver breaks down effects, although preliminary studies found bicarbonate actually worsened treatment routinely given to heart lactic acid -a natural product of suggest it may cause hemoglobin -heart and liver function and attack victims since the 1920s has metabolism, Arieff said. During a the red blood cell pigment that increased lactic acid levels. been shown to do more harm than heart attack or cardiac arrest, carries oxygen -to tighten its hold The debate over bicarbonate good to the patient, researchers however, the liver receives too little on oxygen normally released to fuel continues, although, increasingly, reported last week. blood and slows down, causing the the body's machinery. physicians tend to view it as harmful, In the first controlled human study blood acid level to go up. In earlier studies, the scientists Arieff said. to show adverse effects of sodium In the study, 10 volunteers with found animals with lactic acidosis Arieff and his team are studying bicarbonate -commonly known as severe heart disease were to undergo were more likely to die after other drugs that may successfully baking soda -scientists found that diagnostic tests with cardiac bicarbonate injections than animals combat lactic acidosis without 'probably in most cases it has made catheters -small tubes -threaded getting no treatment. In fact, they dangerous side effects. things worse.' through a blood vessel into the heart "People who survived cardiac to reveal abnormal heart function. Letkenu bone narrow cancer arrest probably did so despite the The researchers first injected into bicarbonate," the University of the patients'veins a small amount of California, San Francisco, either saline -salt water -or life-threatening t im e bo m b researchers write in the July issue of sodium bicarbonate. Then, they the American Journal of Medicine. obtained blood samples to determine MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (IMTS) colleagues, in the largest trial so far, Heart attacks -the leading killer coronary blood flow, oxygen use and -Chronic myeologenous leukemia found only a 10 percent rate of graft of Americans -caused 524,100 lactic acid levels. (CML) is like a ticking time bomb. failure in nonfamilial bone marrow deaths in 1986 and are expected to Patients administered the saline This type of bone marrow cancer transplants they performed on 142 strike 1.5 million Americans this showed no adverse effects, but in all will eventually kill nearly all 13,000 CML patients between April 1985, year, according to the American those getting bicarbonate the blood persons in the U.S. diagnosed with it and October 1988; that rate is equal Heart Association. flow decreased, the body's use of this year unless their bone marrow to that seen in transplants performed Sodium bicarbonate has been oxygen fell 25 percent, the heart's can be completely replaced. (The using sibling marrow. routinely administered to almost all oxygen use dropped some 20 percent bone marrow is the site of blood cell The ability to use nonsibling cardiac arrest patients for more than and lactic acid blood levels rose. All production.) marrow "should greatly increase the 70 years, noted Dr. Allen Arieff, these effects lasted no longer than Whereas physicians have long availability of this curative UCSF professor of medicine and two hours. believed that only bone marrow chief of geriatrics research at the "A healthy person, and even donation from a sibling would enable procedure," according to McGlave, Veterans Administration Medical patients with heart disease, can the patient to avoid a life-threatening and may be promising in the Center. tolerate such brief changes," Arieff immune reaction, researchers at the treatment of other bone marrow "We found bicarbonate injection said. University of Minnesota in abnormalities, including some types caused brief disruptions in the "But the people we looked at are Minneapolis now report findings of anemia. metabolism of heart disease dreadfully ill, and their hearts confirming what cancer researchers He added that the National Bone patients," he said. already are working as hard as they have in recent years suspected -that Marrow Donor Program, recently "Although its merit never was can to supply normal amounts of bone marrow from nonfamilial created with Congressional funding proved, bicarbonate injected by vein oxygen. In an emergency, during a donors can be transplanted and including more than 35,000 has been used over the years to heart attack or cardiac arrest, successfully into CML patients, potential bone marrow donors in its combat lactic acidosis, a condition in bicarbonate might push them over provided the donors' cells are registry, aims to attract 100,000 U.S. which lactic acid accumulates in the the brink." carefully screened for critical donors and to set up computerblood and poisons the body by upsetScientists do not know why markers. linked marrow compatibility tomg its delicate acid base balance." sodium bicarbonate produces such P h i1 i p M c G l ave and hi s databases worldwide. Scientists kam al)ut how smoking affects children's heakh CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (UPI) -smoke in their homes and 18 whose monitored levels of nicotine in the cotinine in the children's urine. Cotinine, a byproduct of nicotine parents smoked regularly. children's homes and compared "We found that 12 of the 15 that can be measured in children, will For their study, the scientists those levels with the amount of exposed children regularly had levels help scientists learn more about how of cotinine that were substantially passive smoking affects children's higher than the 12 children who were health, researchers said. not exposed," Henderson said. Smoking indoors good reason Urine analysis Research conducted at the "We also found that there is a University of North Carolina School significant correlation between the of Medicine shows the amount of amount of nicotine in the air in the cigarette smoke in homes with n o to homes where parents smoked and the children corresponds to the amount amount of cotinine in the exposed of cotinine in their urine, Dr. children's urine. Frederick W. Henderson said last After analyzing the urine once a week. week for four weeks, the group also Results of the study are scheduled ----found that levels of cotinine to appear in the American Review of remained constant over time. Respiratory Diseases. Toxic components Effects of smoke "That means cotinine can give us a "The goal of our study was to find reliable picture of what is going on out whether cotinine measurements over the long haul and will be a useful are good quantitative indicators of measurement in future epidemiologicthe amount of passive smoking a al studies of the health effects of child is doing," said Henderson, the passive smoking," Henderson said. principal investigator in the research. Cotinine is not known to be a Children who are regularly health hazard in -itself, the exposed to adults' tobacco smoke pediatrician said, but is an accurate have significantly higher rates than reflection of exposure to the many other youngsters of chest illnesses toxic components of tobacco smoke. like bronchitus and pneumonia and -Health effects of symptoms like wheezing.ec obacco smoking "Giving up smoking is not only a Tobacco smoking :good thing to do for your own Those who breathe tobacco smoke personal health, it's also a very also have slightly lower average levels reasonable thing to do for the health of lung function, slower rates of lung of your children, especially those function growth and more middle ear who already show symptoms of chest infections, the research shows. trouble." Henderson said. Henderson and his colleagues -We think that parents who cannot studied 27 preschool children. -,i a least ought to go outside ven Among the study group were 12 Uey smoke and not do it in automobiles children who were not exposed to when children or others are present."

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 Looking for a job? Check this page COROZAL (USARSO CPO applicants who submit DA Form CRD, Outdoor Recreation Branch, Management NAF) -Those eligible to apply for 3433, Application for NonappropriBoat Shop, Fort Clayton. (One 050 Funeral Directing NAF positions include family ated Fund Employment, in response vacancy). Announcement closes 101 Social Science Program Specialist members of active duty military and to position vacancy announcements August 23. 180 Psychology (2) DOD Civilians assigned to Panama, listed on NAF Promotion Bulletin NM-0188-06, Recreation 669 Medical Record Librarian off-duty military and the local and Vacancy Listings. Specialist, $8.41 per hour, temporary 967 Passport & Visa Examining (U.S.) civilian population. Family members Applicants for all positions must part time not to exceed one year, 1040 Language Specialist/ Translator/ must present the bilingual ID card submit a completed DA Form 3433 DPCA, CFA, FSD, Youth Services, Interpreter (U.S.) issued by U.S. forces, off-duty to apply for each position vacancy Fort Clayton. (One vacancy). 1102 Contract & Procurement (U.S.) military must obtain a letter of for which they wish to be considered. Announcement closes August 23. 1340 Meteorology (U.S.) permission from individual unit Reinstatement eligibles should 1670 Equipment Specialist commanders with concurrence from attach a copy of their last DA Form A rm y has opening the Staff Judge Advocate. 3434, Notification of Personnel Panamanian citizens must present Action, to be eligible to compete for f phonen whanic their cedula and local civilians who In Service announcements. Only are not Panamanian must present reinstatement eligibles and current COROZAL (CPO) -The Army documents reflecting authorization employees of the Department of the CPO is accepting applications for a to reside in the Republic of Panama Army Nonappropriated Fund telephone mechanic, MG-2502-ll such as a Work Permit or Temporary Instrumentalities may compete for In located at 1109th Signal Brigade, Visitor's Permit. Service announcements. operations division, telephone NAF .positions are filled by the Applications for the following systems branch, Corozal, Panama. following methods, in accordance vacancies must be turned in to This is a full time permanent with AR 215-3: CPO/NAF, Building 560, Corozal. position. Applicants must be a U.S. 1. Promotion from among current For more information on Promotion citizen and should submit an SF-171, Department of the Army NAF Bulletin and Vacancy Listings, call App 1 i cation for Federal employees; 285-5749/5203 or visit the Employment, to Virginia Callan or 2. Reemployment of a NAF CPO/NAF Division. CPO/NAF is Suzette Jordan, Civilian Personnel employee from the NAF priority list closed to the public on Wednesdays. Office, Recruitment and Placement resulting from a Reduction-in-Force Applications received under Division, Building 560, Room 306, (RIF); announcements for existing Corozal. For more information, call 3. Reinstatement of a DOD NAF vacancies must be received by 4 p.m. 285-4218. emiployeo whose separation was not on the closing date of the vacancies The mid-level examination at the for caus s i listed below. Central Examining Office in Ancon is 4. Resiiployment of former NAF NM-0188-05, Recreation open for receipt of applications for the employees; Assistant, $5.64 per hour, following categories: 5. Appointment from among intermittent on-call, DPCA, CFA, 018 Safety & Occupational Health (ROTATING SHIFT -DAY, EVENING AND WEEKEND SHIFTS ON A ROTATING BASIS BETWEEN THE HNJRS 0600 AND 1430 TO 2300). CPO position vacancies10 ETIDRIE A!N14 JiON RELATED ORITEAIA: NONE. RISING ASSTANT, M-621-4 501-89 6 MOS. 6 MOS. N/A Who can submit applications for permanent positions: Current civilian SHIFT WO K employees of: the U.S. Army South and the Army serviced activities, U.S. USA MEDDAC-PANAMA, Government agencies in the Panama Canal area, qualified reinstatements GOOGAS ARMY HOSPITAL, DEPT. OF NURSING, WARD 4, eligibles (those persons who previously have worked for the U.S. ANCON, PANAMA government on a permanent basis), U.S. government employees in the JOB RELATED OR ITR -ANONE. NURSING ASSISTANT, W8-621-4 502-N9 6 MOO. 6 MO. N/A Panama area in a leave without pay status. Candidates with applications in SHIFT WO K the CPO applicant supply file will be considered for appropriate vacancies. USA MEDDAC-PANAMA, Who can submit applications for temporary vacancies: For clerical G AS ARMY H00PITAL, DEPT. OP NURSING, WARD 6, positions -only those applicants who have taken the appropriate ANCON, PANAMA examination and have notice of rating. For positions, usually above the JO6 K ELATED CA OT.9. IA: NONE. LAUNIRY MACINE OPERATOR 85-N. 503-89 MIA 1 )R .NIA NM-05 level, non-clerical applicants need have taken an examination. For MS_7305-4 AT sensitive position requiring security clearance, applications will be 41ST AREA SUPPORT CROUP MG-7305-5 accepted from U.S. citizens. DOS 11VICES DIV., LAUNDRY EF.YECLEAN ING W0., How to apply: Applicants must submit application to the Civilian CIRUNDU, PANAMA Personnel Office, Building 560, Room 306, Corozal, by the close of JOB R ELATED O ITFA IA: business on the closing date of the announcement. Employees located 1 2 to o ate orally and On writing. the Atlantic community must submit applications to the Civilian Personnel NUR SING ASSISTANT, W-621-5 504-89 N/A 1 M. NI/A representative at Ft. Davis, by 4 p.m. on Tuesday of the closing date of the USA MEDDAC-PANAMA EQUIV. DEPT. OF NURSING, MIX MEDICAL WARD, SM-4 announcement. GRGAs ARMY HOSPITAL, ANCON, PANAMA The following must be submitted by all interested applicants: 1. JOB R ELATED CR ITt IA: Standard Form 171, Personnal Qualification Statement. 2. Standard 1. Knowledge of nursing theories and principles. 2. AbilIty to document the nursing process. Form50,NotificationofPersonnelActionshowing your currentstatus.3. 3. Skill in performance of technipal procedures (e.g., tracheostomy/colostomy USARSO Form 106, application for consideration or, in lieu of USARSO care, bladder catherization, etc.) COMPUTER ASSISTANT, NH-335-5 505-89 -1 YR. N/s. Form 106 -you may submit: A. a current or your latest performance SENSITIVE AT --9-4 appraisal, and B. your supplement qualifications addressing knowledges, DPCA, MILITARY PERSONNEL D IVISION skills and abilities (KSAs) described under job related criteria in this AUTOMATION SECTION T.NCLA TON JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. announcement. The information provided in the SF-171 is used for RANGE OPERATIONS ASST., Nm-303-5 506-89 -1 YR. N/A qualifications determination only. The information you provide on the job SENSITIVE, DRIVER'S LICENSE REQD. EQUIV. related criteria determines if you are highly qualified and ultimately DSPO, RANGE DIV., COROZAL, PANAMA NM-4 JON RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. referred for consideration to the selecting official. Remember: in job INTEL ASSIST (TYP), NM-134-6 507-89 -1 YR. NM-5 related criteria tell what, when, where, how, how long and with what results SENSITIVE-QUALIFIED TYPIST REQ C EQUSV. 470TH MI ROE, TEAM AP REES MGT SEC. N1M5 you acquired the knowledge, skill, or ability. COROZAL, PANAMA Method of evaluation: Ranking of eligible candidates to determine the JOB RELATED CRITERiA: NONE. best qualified will be accomplished by comparing each candidate's GE USS 7 50--89 -YR. NM-5 knowledges, skills, and abilities with the job related criteria below. oFC OF THE COMPTROLLER NM-5 Supervisory appraisals, experience past performance, training and awards PT. AMADOR, PANAMA JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. will be considered in the rating and ranking process. Note: only DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST, 509-N8 -1 YR. NM-U information provided in SF 171, USARSO 106 or appraisal and job related NM-647-7, DEVELOPMENTAL TO NM-8 EQUIV will bUSA MEDDAC, DEPT. OF RADIOLOGY, NM-6 criteria will be usedC CORGAS ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Other considerations: positions are subject to priority referrals and ANCON, PANAMA reemployment priority lists. Consideration of candidates for repromotion JB" .O-9 V/A 1 YEI. R N-7 will precede efforts to fill the position by competitive procedures. All DRM, INSTALLATION BUDGET DIV AT qualified applicants will received consideration without regard to race, BLDG. 95, FT. CLAYTON, PANAMA SM-7 JOB RELATED CRITERIA: religion, color,nationalorigin,maritalstatus,non-disqualifyinghandicap, 1. K._wldge of the planning, programing, budgeting systems (PPBES). age, sex, political affiliations or other non-merit factors. Additional 2. Ability to work with multiappropriation programs. information on vacancies is available at the Civilian Personnel Office on 3. Ability to Isterrlat funding requircncnts with program accomplishment. 4. Ability to review rcosaorce utilization and recommcsd changes in corresponding announcement. Call 285-5201/6954. a 1oca ion. PERMANENT POSITIONS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT EXP REQ TIME-IN-CRADE OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST, 520-89 4 YRS. 3 NM-13 AND LOCATION OPEN CLOSE DATE GEN SPEC 1 aR AT: NM-1515-14 SENSITIVE COLLEGE lB-Il-N9 08-22-69 SQ USSOUTHCOM, RES & ANALYSIS DIV. CURRICULUM IN (2)CLKC, 0-303-2 499-89 3 MOS. N/A N/A QUARRY UTS., PANAMA RELATED COURSES 41T REA SUPPORT ORUP (POV) JOB RELATED CRITERIA: DOS, SERVICES D1V., LAUNLRY 1R., 1. Knowledge of military force structures, responsibilities and interactions. CiRUNDU, PANAMA 2. Knowledge of wargaming, combat simulation and modeling. JOB RELATED Q0ITIREA: NONE. 3. Knowledge of computer software development related to combat si-ulations. SEVICE ORDER CLERK, M-303-4 500-89 1 YR .N/A N/A 4. Ability to plan, organiz, and assign taSks to a varied professional staff. BILINGUAL NOTE: VB# 490-89, SECRETARY (TYPING), NM-318-7 IS CORRECTED TO READ: DEN, ERMD/WRE&S M., US ARMY SOUTH, DCSLOG, FT. CLAYTON, PANAMA AND ALSO TO DELETE CUROZAL, PANAMA RECEIVE TELEPHONE CALLS & VISITORS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 military news Higgins'wife: 'Not time for bitterness' WASHINGTON (UPI) -Maj. virtual certainty that my husband, hanged Higgins when Israel refused public affairs officer at the Pentagon. Robin Higgins, dressed in her Colonel Rich Higgins, is dead," the to release a Moslem cleric abducted "Now is not the time for anger and Marine uniform, stood ramrod 37-year-old Mrs. Higgins said this by Israel three days earlier. They bitterness, for recriminations and straight and with a firm voice advised week. released a video showing a hanged blame," she said. "Now is the time for against anger or recrimination for the It w as h e r f i r s t p u b1i c man, who FBI analysts determined, calm reflection, for kind thoughts of slaying of her husband, Lt. Col. acknowledgment that the ashenwas Higgins. the man who has brought us William Richard Higgins, in faced figure seen hanging by a rope "Rich went to Lebanon in the together. Now is the time to tell Rich Lebanon. from a gallows in a videotape service of the United Nations because Higgins that we love him and miss With true esprit de corps, Mrs. produced by pro-Iranian Moslem he believed he could be useful, that he him." Higgins appealed for "calm extremists in Beirut was her husband. could help, and that he was needed," Mrs. Higgins, wearing her tan and reflection" and said she will pray for Higgins, 44, part of a U.N. peaceMrs. Higgins told Pentagon dark green Marine uniform, was President Bush "as he tries to save the keeping force, was kidnapped in reporters, reading from a statement composed and kept her voice firm as living and end the suffering" of the southern Lebanon in February 1988. she drafted herself. she read the one-page statement to other American and Western He was one of nine Americans "He always had a need to fulfill a reporters. hostages in Lebanon. believed held in Beirut by Moslem destiny. He wrote in his high school Earlier Tuesday, the Pentagon "Yesterday afternoon, the paramilitary groups. yearbook his goal was 'to always agreed with the FBI analysis that commandant of the Marine Corps, Shiite Moslem kidnappers in make my family proud of me.' He there is a "high probability" Higgins General (Al) Gray, advised me of the Beirut claimed on July 31 they had succeeded," said Mrs. Higgins, a was killed by his Moslem captors in Lebanon, but shied away from a stronger declaration of presumed death. Defense Department spokesman Pete Williams said the "official position" of the department is the same as that of the FBI: "The person on the videotape is dead. There is, I think, a high probability -or however the FBI phrased it -that it is Colonel Higgins. "But beyond that," Williams said, "the department is going no further than what the FBI statement said." He added that a declaration of death or presumed death raises questions -"the status of pay, retirement benefits, whether and what time it would be appropriate to have a memorial service" -and that those questions are currently being studied by Pentagon officials. GREA THALL PA TROL -Troopspatrolinfront ofthe Great HallofthePeople inBeijing under the continuing Williams also said there has been martial law in the Chinese capital The area remains closed even to pedestrians. (AP Laserphoto) progress on recovering Higgins U.S. Air Force appoints first woman test pilot EDWARDS AFB, CALIF. experience and education they need Parker was named most outstanding highlighted in the International (AFNS) -Capt. Jacquelyn S. to get the more exciting programs. I T-38 academic instructor five times Women's Air and Space Museum, Parker, a former flight instructor on believe we have a lot to offer these by student pilots at Reese AFB. Centerville, Ohio. the T-38 trainer and C-141 transport programs." In 1985 she transitioned into C-141 The captain also was aircraft, is the first female test pilot in Parker served as a C-141 aircraft with the 76th Military Airlift commended for her work at the the Air Force. transport pilot with the 76th Military Squadron. Johnson Space Center, where she The native of Wilmington, Del., Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, During that assignment, she flew was the youngest flight controller. In was one of 25 pilots, flight engineers S.C., before entering the test pilot the big four-engine transports on 1979 she received the Kitty Hawk and navigators to graduate from the school last year. many worldwide missions involving Achievement Award from the Los Air Force test pilot school June 10. Parker said the test pilot presidential support and military Angeles Chamber of Commerce and The school trains highly school offers "a very intense and operations. Northrop Corporation, and the experienced personnel how to carry demanding program. In 1985 she was nominated to the Golden Eagle Achievement Award out and manage test and evaluation "Now I'm looking forward to Florida's Women Hall of Fame and from the American Academy of programs on experimental, research putting it to use testing airplanes and, in 1987 her career achievements were Achievement. and prototype aircraft and related hopefully, someday, fly the space systems. shuttle." Parker will be a test pilot To be eligible for test pilot school, with the 4950th Test Group at pilots need a minimum of 1,000 hours Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Many of flying time, have been a command test programs involving large multipilot for at least one year, and have at engine aircraft are carried out by the least a bachelor's degree in 4950th. engineering, one of the physical "There a lot of interesting test sciences, or math. projects there and I know I'll be More than 55 graduates of the test busy," said Parker, who has pilot school have been selected for been in the Air Force since June the U.S. Space Program, including 1980. the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo "Ideally, I'd like to spend a couple projects of the 1960s and 1970s. of years at Wright-Patterson, then Parker graduated from return to Edwards and work on the the University of Central Florida new C-17 tactical transport program where she studied math and general that will be coming along then." science between the ages of 14 and 17. The captain said she is proud of She is the youngest graduate in the being the first female test pilot in the school's history. Air Force, but stressed she was Before entering the Air Force, she chosen to attend the Test Pilot worked at NASA's Johnson Space School for her experience and Center, Houston, where she analyzed background, not because she is the onboard flight computer systems female. during space flight missions. "You can erase my name, along She received her undergraduate with many others who were in the pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas, class, and there's very little difference and later was named the first female in our backgrounds," she ex plained. T-38 pilot instructor there. FIRST WOMAN TEST PILOT -Capt. Jacquelyn S. Parker has become "Women are now getting the Between 1983 and 1985, the Air Force's first woman test pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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2O Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 sports Reeder Gym keeps traditional Saturday fun run by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney "Making the run fun is what we "If you can complete all that you For whatever reasons these work at the hardest," said Valencio get a special STRAC certificate runners were there, competition or FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Thomas, gym manager. "We want signed by the commanding general fun, they're continuing a tradition PAO) -It's 7 a.m. Saturday and people to enjoy themselves most of and become STRAC qualified. Even that began on a Saturday in October approximately 60 people of all all. if you don't qualifyojust for trying you 987 shapes and sizes are gathered by Fort "But it's the people who really "If I have my way it's a tradition Clayton's Reeder Gymnasium. make the run fun, some ofthem have get a regular Fun Run certificate," that will continue for a long time," Formed up on a battered red line brought their dogs and cats to keep Thomas said. Thomas said. painted across the street, they wait them company," Thomas said. for a signal to begin racing down the For SFC Thomas Ogle the run is street. more thanjust fun. "Coming out and running with others makes me run Their reasons for being at the harder. I run the five-mile course in Community Fun Run are as varied under 33 minutes," said Ogle, who as the outfits they wore, but most of works at SOUTHCOM's J-6. them agreed on one thing. It's fun Ogle has been running the course exercise and a good way to meet since he arrived here six weeks ago. people "I've got 20 more miles and I've "I do this for fun," said 8-year-old earned a T-shirt," Ogle said. Runners Jeff Herdt, son of Tim and Debra who complete 50 miles earn a T-shirt. Herdt. "Sometimes it's not easy The number of people pargetting out of bed on Saturday ticipating in the run has gotten mornings but I like to run." smaller. "A lot of people think the run was canceled when Loeffke left Getting up early isn't exactly fun and they've stopped coming. But we for another runner. "I'd rather be are still here," Thomas said. getting up late and going fishing," The course is made for every said Lt. Col. Phillip Pierce, of ability group. "Participants can run MEDDAC. "But I'm here for my only a half mile or as far as five daughter. Its kind of a daughter and miles," Thomas said. "And for those dad thing." who really want a challange there's The run was started by Maj. Gen. the individual STRAC run." Bernard Loeffke, the former To complete the STRAC run you USARSO commander. Since mustdo l00pushupsinfourminutes, Leoffke's departure the Reeder a 100 situps in four minutes and run Gymnasium staff has taken control five miles while earring a mock M-16 of the early morning run. rifle in 45 minutes. ATLANTIC VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS Team W L Zonians 8 3 7 Atlantic Fire 6 4 Canal Services 6 4 1097th Trans 9 1 747th MI BN 8 3 3rd BN 7th SFG 7 4 549th MP 5 6 Co. D, 41st ASG 4 6 *NSG A 3 8 Lauralee Perry wipes the sweat from her face after completing the five29th MI BN 2 10 mile run. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney) JOTC I 9 S SPORTS SHORTS Karate-do students test skills Shorter hoopsters Racquetball players are invited to by SFC Marshall B. Wilkins It was the first time many of the sign up for a "Doubles Tourney" to students had participated in such a Registration for a 5-feet-10-inchbe held Sept. 2-4. The event will MARGARITA COMPLEX large ceremony. "It was extremely and-under basketball league will include categories for men, women, (USARSO PAO)-Atlantic martial exciting, we were all excited. I was begin at the CRD Sports Branch in and co-ed competition. arts karate-do students were tested terrified when I saw all those people, Building 154, Fort Clayton. Space is open to eight teams in by a 7th dan black belt July 30 in the then I calmed down," said Speed who For info contact Mrs. Ball at each category. University of Panama Gymnasium. earned her equivalency brown belt in 287 -050. A "Men's Basketball Tournament" karate do during the competition. will also be held, with space for 16 The students were tested by "It was great because I learned Coaches needed teams. Stop by or call 287-3861. Shigeru Takashina who comes here certain things. I learned to go out Coaches are needed for both the from Japan every six months to into the public and do what I had to Pacific and Atlantic youth football Bicycle race conduct testing. Takashina is a do. I was nervous at first but then I programs. Persons interested in If you enjoy bicycling, there's a member of ISKA (International felt relaxed," said Cecilio Simpson helping are asked to call 287-3252 or race Aug. 19. which h anat maoial rtiss ae Jr., who went from blue belt to green 289-4301. The 25-mile event will begin at 7 members. belt. a.m. at Ocean Breeze Center, Fort ISKA is an amateur non-profit Mariela Escobar, Jermaine Isaac, Powerlifting tourney Sherman. There are categories for sports organization dedicated to the and MagdalenaNG earned their blue Time's running out! The male and female military, and male practice and promulgation of true belts. Carl Isaac, Vasco Tomlinson Powerlifting Tournament will be and female civilians. Trophies will be karate. According to Gae Speed, Jr. and Yisarah Simpson earned their held Aug. 26, don't delay to register. awarded to first place winners. treasurer of the organization, the green belts. "It's a free exercise, no The competition features 11 Call 289-6282. Army recognizes it as a private aggression is involved. It's a categories for men and ten for organization. defensive tool that basically orients a women. 10-miler tryout CecnizioS n person to be disciplined. It gives you An organizational meeting will be The CRD Sports Branch will Cecilio Simpson, 4th degree black self confidence," instructor Simpson held Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. at the CRD conduct 10-Miler tryouts to select a belt in kenpo karate and an said about karate-do. Sports office in Building 154, Fort team to compete at an upcoming instructor of the Atlantic martial .ea Ctyto Fomer antrato aan CNUomeveg artists said,"about 302students from Karate-do classes are held in the Clayton. For information call CONUS event. Central America were judged in the Margarita playshelter every 287-4050. The Pacific tryout will be Aug. 19 testing. Takashina tested them to see Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Reeder Physical Fitness if their techniques are up to Japanese from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you're Labor Day sports Center. The Atlantic tryout will be Karate standards. He tested them on interested in learning this ancient Registration for Labor Day sports held Aug. 20. forms, three step sparring and free oriental martial art visit the class or activities continue at Reeder Physical Both begin at 5:30 a.m. For info style competition." call Simpson at 46-4875. Fitness Center, Fort Clayton. call Mrs. Foster at 287-4050.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 Duran pledges to pay debt with fight earnings MIAMI (AP) -Roberto Duran Duran has agreed to send a check house in the Miami area, reached the Leonard, 33, came to the financial already has spent almost one-fifth of for $1.5 million to the tax people agreement with the IRS in a rescue, arranging another match with the $8 million he is guaranteed for three days after the scheduled Dec. 7 settlement signed Monday by U.S. Duran, this one in Las Vegas. fighting Sugar Ray Leonard a third fight District Judge Stanley Marcus. This neins Vegs. time. The money is going to the f "It's really an insignificant amount Their previous welterweight title Internal Revenue Service to right an The World Boxing Council's in relation to what Roberto expects bouts have become a part of boxing IRS error. middleweight champion, who has a to make in December," Duran's legend. attorney Jan Neiman, said. "I just Duran beat Leonard with a 15hope Dec. 7 turns out to be Pearl round decision June 20, 1980. In a Police arrestform er cham pion Harbor Day for Mr. Leonard." rematch five months later, Duran Other provisions of the settlement threw up his hands and pleaded "no LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) -5-year-old child. The child was not prevent the Panamanian native with mas," Spanish for "no more," in a Former boxing champion Dwight injured, and Thompson received "hands of stone" from leaving the dramatic eighth round technical Muhammad Qawi has been minor cuts on her hand, country without notice, bar him from knockout to end the title fight. arrested on charges of aggravated McCutcheon said. selling assets or transferring funds, Leonard, 35-1-1, WBC super assault, simple assault and The sergeant said a court require him to pay the IRS half of all middleweight title holder, suffered criminal restraint, polce said appearance for Qawi, who was earnings before the fight and require his only defeat at Duran's hands, and Wednesday. once known as Dwight Braxton, an itemized statement on the source Duran will enter the bout with an Qawi, 36, of Coachman Manor was set for Aug. 17, where he of all income. 85-7 lifetime record. Apartments in this Camden would enter a plea to the charges. Duran's tax debt was caused by a County community, was arrested known as the Camden Leonard will receive more than $13 onaw, kecas the Cigdtmillion for returning to the ring, and released on his recognizance, aid Buzzsaw, became the lightDuran, 38, expected a $60000 Duran is guaranteed at least $8 Lindenwold police g. ard heavyweight champion of the refund on his 1983-84 taxes, but the million Lindtheonwd phe g. ry World Boxing Association in IRS sent him two checks for $1.6 McCutcheonmillion and has been trying to get the Settling the tax question now will McCutcheon said Qwi's wi 1981. He lost the title in 1983 when excess back ever since the agency allow Duran to concentrate on S w, he was defeated by Michael aes b take training for the fight at the Mirage Tracy Thompson, 23, filed a Spinks in Atlantic City. realized its mistake. Hotel and Casino, a $630 million complaint charging that Qawi But the boxer only had $1,000 in a showplace nearing completion on the attacked her with a pair of scissors McCutcheon said officers were bank account by that time -after Las Vegas Strip, Neiman said. Sunday night and then refused to familiar with Qawi because of his paying off a $1 million mortgage in allow her to leave their apartment. boxing career and previous calls to his native Panama, spending $23,000 "Roberto is pleased to have put McCutcheon said Qawi was also the apartment on other domestic onjewelry, paying his living expenses this matter behind him, and he's charged with pushing the couple's disputes. in Miami and supporting his wife, six looking forward to the fight," his children and seven brothers. attorney said. Janszen gives testimony against Rose BAs oustandings NEW YORK (AP) -One of Pete Meanwhile, in Columbus, Ohio, make on them. AM ERICAN Rose's chief accusors in baseball's legal manuevering continued as -Repeated that Reds pitcher East Division gambling probe said Wednesday he baseball's lawyers asked a federal John Franco knew about Rose's W L Pet. GB had given federal investigators judge to compel Rose lawyer Roger debts with a Staten Island Baltisore 58 54 .518 testimony directly linking the J. Makley to answer questions bookmaker nicknamed "Val." Toronto 57 57 .500 2 Cincinnati manager to a conspiracy regarding Rose's legal defense. -Said other Reds players, who he Cleveland 56 57 .496 2 1/2 to evade income taxes. Janszen, who claims to have run would not identify, knew of Rose's Boston 55 56 .495 2 1/2 Rose's bets to bookmakers: wudntietfke fRs' otn 5 6.9 / Paul G. Janszen, his voice cracking -Sa s aw documents alleged gambling before charges ilwaukee 55 59 .482 4 at times and tears welling in his eyes indicating Rose bet on baseball became public, and said he had New York 53 61 .465 6 during a news conference, repeated throughout the 1988 season; spoken with Cincinnati coach Detroit 41 72 .363 17 1/2 many of the allegations against Rose, Tommy Helms about Rose's alleged west Division who is accused of betting on his own -Denied he prompted baseball's gambling. W L Pet. GB team. investigation, saying he was -Said Rose lawyer Rueven J. California 68 44 .607 contacted by the commissioner's Katz knew of the alleged gambling Oakland 68 46 .596 1 For the first time, Janszen office after someone else gave problems as early as March 1988. Kansas City 62 51 .549 6 1/2 acknowledged providing FBI and information first; Janszen served four months in a Texas 59 53 .527 9 Internal Revenue Service agents -Repeated that Rose never, to halfway house after pleading guilty Minnesota 57 57 .500 12 formation that could subject Rose Janszen's knowledge, became to falsifying his 1985 federal incomeSeattle 54 59 .478 14 1/2 conspiring to defraud the U.s. involved in cocaine deals, despite tax return and failing to report Chicago 48 65 .425 20 1/2 government. allegedly asking how much he coul income from steroid sales. NATIONAL "I don't know if he'll ever East Division understand it, but in a weird way, I V L Pet. GB In sp o rts to d a y .feel I'm helping him," Janszen said. Chiag 648.7 "If I have one regret, that regret is go by The Associated prss that I was not man enough to walk up Montreal 63 51 .553 3 to Pete Rose -to say to him:'That's St. Louis 59 51 .536 5 BASEBALL it. No more." New York 60 52 .536 5 American League Pittsburgh 48 65 .425 17 1/2 CLEVELAND INDIANS -Moved Greg Swindell, pitcher, from the Janszen said that each time he Philadelphia 45 68 .398 20 1/2 15-to the 21-day disabled list. Placed Luis Aguayo, infielder, on the 15-day br ught uathe da nrs R o West Division disabled list. Recalled Steve Olin, pitcher, from Colorado Springs of the gonna get me. They can't get me. I s L Pet. GB Pacific COMM League. have good attorneys." San Francisco 65 49 .570 National League Rose has said that when he learned Houston 63 51 .553 2 PITTSBURGH PIRATES -Activated Gary Redus, outfielder-first Janszen was involved in drugSaniego 57 57 .500 8 baseman, from the 15-day disabled list dealing, he stopped associating with Cincinnati 54 59 .478 10 1/2 him. Janszen denied that, saying: Los Angeles 54 61 .470 111/2 BASKETBALL Pete Rose knew that from the Atlanta 46 68 .404 19 National Basketball Association begnung. WASHINGTON BULLETS -Signed Mel Turpin, center. G ze who metRooCincinn 's Rose owned three quarters of a WV FOOTBALL winning $47,646 Pik-Six ticket at 4 National Football League Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., on DENVER BRONCOS -Waived J.R. Ambrose, wide receiver. Jan. 16, 1987. The ticket was cashed GREEN BAY PACKERS -Waived Cedric Stallworth, defensive back. by Thomas P. Gioiosa, another KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -Agreed to terms with Mike Elkins, former Rose associate. quarterback, on a four-year contract. MIAMI DOLPHINS -Signed Louis Oliver, safety, to a four-year "You need to cash this," Janszen contract. Waived Ricky Phillips, gaurd. claimed Rose told Gioiosa. "You NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -Agreed to terms with Wayne Martin, need to show some income. defensive end. Signed Jumpy Geathers, defensive end, to a two-year Something like that. 'You go cash contract. this.' I remember Pete saying this: UN I've paid enough taxes."' National Safe Boating Council

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22Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 LAFF-A-DAY LAFF-A-DAY Super Crossword ACROSS 40 Lintel aerial gunfire 124 Greek physi35 Ancient regTravels" ere 1 With 44 42 Dieter's 85 Playgrounds .can ion of Asia ature Down, 1m Suandbys for Pierre 125 Singer tone Minor 80 French river Coming Out" 46 Axiom 87 "1 fount i!" 126 Story-teller 37 lit the 81 Gluts -singer 47 Construction 88 Mink ansd Andersen button 84 Mends 5 Icelandic site sight sable 127 Sea birds 38 City in86 -de Cr0 literary 48 Ship-shaped 90 Canary's 128 Social cimTurkey 89 Flatfishes works clock cousin bears 39 Tag 91 Tunnel tuil10 Confidence 50 Boy Scout 91 Cimic 129 Belgian river 40 Threefold ders games bdge basis lead-in DOWN 41 Repairs 92 Spring 15 -on, 0 51 Snatches 92 Worn out I Pieces by 43 Enthusiasm perennial Ship of 52 Narrow colloq. Scott Joplin 44 See I Across 94 FlatState!" opening 93 Assam silk2 Spicy stew 45 Leather bottomed (Longfellow) 53 Egyptian worms 3 British gun fastener boat 19 Canadian peninsula 95 Ark. neigh4 Flood con47 Sigma -96 Murray and prov. 55 Jewish bor tainment 49 Unit of capaWest ---, .--No mail today, sir, except 20Jean month 96 Portuguese needs citance 97 Chalcedony for a crank letter from the Baker 56 Senent fo,overseas tee5 Tolerate 52 Moth 99 Draw forth "So then what happened 21 Word before lower ritory 6 Click beetles havens? 101 Narrow ,c riti n da strip or 57 Open-heeled 97 Rhone feeder 7 Pull with 53 Clip wool gorges after the TV broke down?" Commission." opera slipper 98 Mediums effort 54 French play102 Church laws 22 Hillside dog58 Menu delimeeting 8 Paris pal wright 104 Simone's out racy 100 Pours off 9 Shoal in a 57 New Delhi school 23 Singer 60 "Cat -Hot gently river garments 106 He led the Campbell Tin Roo" 102 Light boats 10 Racing boats 58 Trig funcIsraelites 24 Down the -61 Peruvian 103 Senator from 11 The heart tions 107 Waist tie (lost in a \ seaport Kansas 12 City north of 59 Ferber and 108 Pilaster wasteful 63 Weird 105 Diffuses Des Moines Millay 109 It might be DCole school books way) 65 Fairway 106 Greeting or 13 King who 62 Conducted proper 25 Hives hazard credit fothad a "gilt 64 Poe's bird 110 Broadway Children in South Korea seem to 26 High time 57 Gaelic lower complex"? 66 Asian festia musical P be studing the longest, with 86 27 Lincoln biog69 Capital of 107 tteto, for one 14 Scottish tea 68 Plumed bird 112 Choir porioe CI E rapher Yemen 111 hardwood cakes 70 Phases 113 Granada 29segnso 71 Seashore tree 15 Beach phst 72 They might cheers more than one hour a night, (mus. dirersight, in Bri112 Baseball 16 --ben he cracked 114 Dialer's need -Jaccording to a recent survey. tion) tain areas Adhem" 73 "clean 115 Marquee HOW LONG CHILDREN STUDY 31 Beach sight 72 California 116 Wild ox 17 Curtain hands, and naneH 33 Excludes seaport-, 117 Paint layers lead-in -heart" 118 Wine cask y AFTER SCHOOL, PER DAY 34 Ancient 76 Former Rus119 Convex 18 TV's "What's 74 Water wheel 120 Highway In percent of those responding, for Greek coins sian measure moldingi My -?" 75 Propelled a hauler children 10 to 15 years old: 36 Old-time 78 Woodland 121 Island 28 Lessen rowboat worker deities 122 Cigar or 30 First-rate 77 Gogol's 37 Sense of 82 GI's address ticket end 32 Small drink Iulba" taste 83 Attacks with 123 Skeletal part 34 Juicy fruits 79 "Gullier's 1 2 3 4 5 7 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 F 19 0 20 21 22 j -D1n'1 Study 73 '' .Pt23 24 25 26 OC0 Less than 30 minutes -M rehan one hour 27 28 2 3Dd not respond 33 34 35 36 MAC E 23] 37 38 3941 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 4143011 --51 5253 14_ 5 3 59 60 1 62 14 0 61 66 JAPAN SOUTH U.S.A. U.K FRANCE KOREA 7 61 :9 70 0 71 SOURCE: Srey f InimanA Coidin, sU. su s Barm 72 73 4 75 7 77 78 7 8 0 189 Noti A-mr Syndicate inc 28384 85 86 87 --\JO~~.-( -~ nzl Answers to Super Crossword 8 89 91 A1 9 93 94 95967 g99 10 101 0 102 -1 70 1113 104 IDS M 10164 I 107 108 10 110 11112 113 114 11 1 v 116 117 118 -119 120 12 ---/H 9 H Hl -said, Whhappnedlyour roving viitnist?" gg i Na N *, classified -ads AnialsAudio-visual Aui-iulAutomobiles Grrma Shepaid, 1i I male puppy. $225. I m female. $140, TV 25" Console,. wood cabinet, great cond, great picture. Casio MT-200 keybosrd. $100, Univral 7Chrsylr Leaaro. u2 drcoyIe./ so s, dy Pd. mrst see. purebred. 261-3325. $501. 286-4372. imi. $60, Talistiecudi ditco wixi. $125. 261-0258 261-5779. CCP registered mol hnuer, 3 1/2 yrs old goad w/kidi. Gibson Epiphone guitar. $2th, Peavoy guitar AMP. 5255. Unidco bearcat scanner, lb channel. aud held. SI/obo. h Toyota Corolla, sid. ant $2 eass, ac. Ilw mAs. 04995. 286$170/ohs. 286-d585. 2-Yamaha synthesize. 1200. 284-4971. 3 2 Toy Poodle psppies, female. bik, so paper, pureblrd Sharp VHS wireless remote cotrl. 5220/obco. 252-5725. E nde t, a, 250 att, do, channel. spkrs good 983 GMC miy. d4,d lar of extrasred. Sib, most see. 3200. 261325.702634 SonyHeromoxi camra, ode. IM-l00 eseesud s~to crd. 5455. 245-2515, 20.20-55 Lab rtreirs for s golden, blk, xli shts. ready to tell. 252-2080. Typostar 6 Canon typewriter s/case 2015 chair memory. 1987 Toyota Land C ..5 spd, dis 1, f, 2628 aft" 110.Sony D-5 porlable CD player s/AC pek and battery patk. $120. 2894366. wars mxh, CD stereo. $14.500. 256-6356. Airedair pups. Up to 901bs losing family seority, ready to $l50. 296-4682. TV, Sony 15" remote. $150, TV, Sony 13". $150, Betamax Jeep Mtttro 1985, 35,000 ml,. biged, 4 d, ext .od, dtv pd. go. 282-3938. Portabl sierra. CD, doal a s, Dolhy, 5 hand eq, am/fm. 5000, 5150. 252-2904. $[4,000. 269-5836. Malrepotdle fo sd. mst be smalland ager.284-3976after S175/obo. 286-3841. Sharp integrated strea system, Fisher CD player, Saxsoi 1983 Toyota Supra, all the extras. good cond, dy pd. S6500. JVC stereo audio mixing board, sew, 6x2 channel, slide sterra spkrt. 287-6290. 223-8321. Adorable main kitten, blk, wht, 2 ma old, in seed tt loving, faders (12 inpot). $800/0b. 286-4585. -1988 Toyota Cop., white, 2 dr, cam, fm axss, 24000km. respansibler family. Frer. 284-5220. _________________________ ext cond. 500/ebb. 264-0156 after 6pm. Yamaha keyboard. 1150. 284-5680 after 6 pm ac _____ __________ 264-0158 f.I, _ _ Pitt Bul1, white female, 3 yes aid, UKC, ADBA, e -75 Ford bitedliue, San Dixg, bred, family dog. 5300. 284-4383. Games far IBM PC, Pirates! 10, Kings Quest 3,4. 20Sp 1986 Vol_ 746 GLE. $20,000. 2X24500.be seen at Ft Cl.ayton Borger King. $1650/neg. 287-4055. AKC Qeale Rtweill. $800. 287-5726. Volvo station wagon. dty pd, grtat car, call now. $2500/obo, 1986 Is1, I-Mark, great eand, a, am fincast, tilt wheel, Sharp CD player, like nw. $135. 287-3041. 284-4882. Hamster, cage and ae,, food to star. $41. 287-3131. pwr mirrors, 30,000 mIs, US spec. 54800. 286-4585. Free, 6 friendly k kittens, Sman. I female. 7 wks. mill deliver. 2 63Pin CD. ptys 3 sz disks, lasercamptt. sidetdisk. 550. 1988 Nissan Senny, white, 5spd. tinted windows. a/c. 55100. 1985 Toytta Lantroiser. 2 d,. loaded, nrw tires, ext eand. Free. 366-4039. $10.000. 289-4541 after 4pm. Cempo er drsk ted Epson printer. 286-6348. 1977 Datsun B-218 Coupe. 2 dr, 4spd, at., am/fm/cass. US 1969 Mercedes Boez 220. fitrdrd, am fm/cass, urw exterior spes. 11475. 284-6539. Caomodare 128D eampoter w/ambr monitor and printer, and interior, nerds engine wrk still. 12000/abo. 285-4592. $650. 297-4486. Ford Fairmn 1980, stanion wage., a/I. S2000. 260-6187. Apple t. 2 disk dris, Espn prier, monochrome moit, -1988 Mitsnhishi Laster GLX. perfect, extras. 56000. 260system saver fan, sefware. desk. $795. 284-6539. Atari O8UXL icompoter, disk drive, peinser. $195. a/c 1980 Plmoath V.oe, 6yl, monthly everything sew sr 2180. Whirlpool 10,000 hi. $225. 252-6845. rebuilt. S2000/oho. 286-4483. Sony Pak 88 Videocamara tune., battery pack, still under -1988 Hyxndai Ssrllara/o, pm.am/Ow/tans.1500. takeover waronty. 1800/neg. 260-6187. 19" olar TV. 1175. 284-3470. 1978 Cadillac Eldorado, loaded, dty pod. 286-3336. payment. $14. 286-3797. Yash fm-23 VHF hand held n/Ikey punch DCchrger. 5250, Sexy radio/tans heam-bx. S90.C ones super8 movieootlet 1984 Chevy Clvtite, tans gearr. good gas mis. ouly 1977 Pntiat Gras Psix, sot beautiful, ross goad. 5475. 284Tekhnic SH8028 EQ. 580. 261-5779. s/teem, light. 580. 261-0258. 4SO00ms. $16,000. 284-4343. 5137.

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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 1979 VW Bug, exc cond. $1400, 1975 VW Bug. $300. 252Exc spanish spkng maid, hoses it, ofte t. res. 286-3531. Refige, Whirlpool, 22 -It. $765. 256-6453. Golf clubs. $75, Sony. eass deck. $30. 286-4430. 5893. --2 beige ars 1212. $350, couch. chair. $250, boh perfect 18. _t _ac. 171. 21'-3239. Barracuda 1965, good project, good mechanical ,,nd. $1200. esd. 284-6535, Britaia eyclopdia, medical encyclpedia and 12 shoer 252-5951. 16 1/2 I, Larsow w/55SHP Fnivrude, TRLR. $2500. 252-5125. Dieetr w/4 ehs, cloth dryer. 252-6610 stories. $350. 286-3239. 75 Liaoln Coalsineral, like new ofoi 0nd lx.ry Shipmate Satuas. $600, licm 720 HF radio. $650. 286-6475. Qa hsz drm, living rm, carpets, 1,, ise. 284-3594. Hamter cages, dire equip. efrig, bds. a/,. parts for T-Bird. 1hrogho. $7500. 282-3236. House trailer, entral air, appliances, Coceli. $18,000. 252forms 243-563& 1986 l/2-M ouere Sport, 4ed-Jeep, ae., 5 spd, metblu 5125. Fl far. $30 2"fan. $17, ousereove. $22, h rock. k 284-428. w/blk trim, ams fm/cass, eecd. $10,900. 252-6324 2' Serbird w/235H'P J s radio, pwrwiech, rggers. 284-4 t 1974 V W Rbtac,/,p/,sUno, great shap,. S7000. 252-5125. Bybsiew/llwgnhmkitadhood,5 sheets, ex Met,] dttr[r compass. target id, depth id, top o h ie 1 0 $1800 286-3789V R/2hbjlH ll. cond. $60. 286-4173. like e w. 284-3878. $180/ebe 8)00. 06-399.16 I/2 Tri lull, 100 HP5 w/extreas eons grear. $3000. 2871982 Merctry LNZ, brne w/blk, people Kerwood 4486. Brown couah-bed. $185, baby car seat. $25. 286-4577. Living no fhrn, lamps, boaksands, curains, lawn chrs, sysltm. $2800b. 284-3972. 29 il d, etral h algs, r $6850. Childes aiity eter w/slid, heavy dty plasti. $50 mtrss, bx prig, punch bwl seig trays. 27-379. 1981 Mercury Zephyr srimr wagon, 6 cyl, ATF, a,1ps, 2354854. 2824623. Surfbard, "Town and Country, tri-fin w/remoable fin, amfm /cuss, exc cond. $2995. 252-1070 17'JonBeat, 35HPEinrudecompletelyrrboiltHulstrong 2201 fee wjmetal postsand doortwinbdrms,4p,. 252exccrrd w/boardbag and Ieash. $250. 243-5405. 81 Chrysler Le Baron, wagon, a oo, ac, runs great, aail Aug rit, floor, seats, may -e ra. $2250. 2864273. 2404. Samsung ref. $175, Craftmean belt sander. $50, Wager paint 3I. 2100. Spr-43 8i. whee, B79al. Slug. $20. 2024500 Baby items, walker. $20, highchr. $15, crib nabile. 0)5 sprayer. $75. Magnavox color In 25. $275. 287-4087. 1900 Volsre, 6 ey), everything new en rebuilt. 02000, 286stroller. 025. 2824823. Mees, ladies's leather jarkets, silver wink sten from 83. .15'5 Zodiac with or woi trailer, repair parts, tcho. 287Norwa 25 282-4501 4483. 3175 ask forrSteve. Rattan headbard fur twin bd. $85, micra. $150, law -mwer 1975 Fiat spider new point, new ph,[, raw gie. $285, luggage. $145, ,crm eleaner. 100. 287-3584. Work bench. $60. mise tools, airaror for lie bait. $20, suba S3000leb. 286-6296. H -use h _k_ Cbild ear safety sear, one step type. $25. 252-5725. fins, US dier.-e. $0, home mtaser. 50. 282-4500. 1985FordBrancott.,44,6eyl,./c,ps,pb,amEfm/cassmag r S Kenwoodam/fmtunerw/spkrs.$135,mecpessw/suppies. Atarigames: 20for Seoallfor$80,arprintframeddohle rms, luggage rack. $7800. 252-6943. GE washer. 2ryee. 0635. 256-6453 $260. 252-2630. mtied, "Scotland Foreve.r" 2S2-450. 82 Mitsubishi Colt, standard, 4 dr, a/c, dry pd, good cond. Drapeian (lfer), 2 gold lar hove at, 2 brn leather chair, Dras 100long, 228"wid, turquoise, satin damask. $75. Life eyle computeied exercise bike, new. $2000. Nordic $2400. 260-5366. bee footstool, coffee Ible. end Ible. 2864982. 286-3192. skite escercise machine. $1200. 282-4500. Dishwsher E posrbrw/ odtp 0.22-4. 1981 Mrecey Lynx, am, fi/cuss, sunroof. 91500 obo. 285.GE parubbee /wood top. $100. 252-2404. Aluminum rusnieg board for pick ups and 4 wd. $80. 2526600. Antique gorgeous hand canved console table w/marble top. 6767. 0Nisan i~i, -umlaniyeaus~ust e~aiii .1. S1500. 268-1253. 1907 Nissan p/up, excond, manyextras,mustsee,mus sell. 9)500. .300 ft long, 5 ft high fence. $150, beautiful Wrought iron 1977 Harda Goldwing, good running cond, luggage ease. 06500. 2854014. Stairwell carper for tropical qrs, $100, beige drapes for 3 garage gate. $350. 252-2061. some extras, maistenasee manual. $S1300. 286-4577. VW Bug, runs good. $1000. 287-4374 afer 5. windows. $85. turkish rugs 9x6. $350. 286-6392 Hamsrerecages. $20, unicyele.$12,skatebrd. $35, slide screen. Yamaha FZ600, 1987 good cond, low miles, dty pd. 2521980 CJ-7 Jeep. not running, must nell. $1500. 287-4487 after Antique fursitore. 286-4633. 040. 287-5589. 2007. 5pm. Living em set, sofa, chrs, tblex, 5 pi. $425. 287-5632. Trumpet, computer monitee, camputr 10 l key keyboard, 1981 Kawasaki KZ440 LTD, 2 helmets and cove,. $950. 2861983 Ford Granada, 6 ,yl, 4 dr, 1w mIs, execond, pb, psoto Oak dining em w/4 brs. $800. 286-3785. portble elsr tv w/radio tape recorder. 252-5985. 4430. leans, a/c. am/fm. $3600. 252-2275. 8Atie vanity w/.arr, eds work. -I8 spd mee's mountain bike. $130. 256-6356. 1984 Honda CBX 750F, dry pd. $2000. 287-6284. 74 Olds, russ good. $1000/aba. 2844249 ask for Bob Skateb.ard. $45. 284-5296. Honda Elite 80 motor teenter, peefert rsd. $1200. 282-4500. Wshe. dryr, good working reed, intee like so, w, ,aeds _________________________ 1980 Jeep C3-7, V6, hard top, psam/fm/cass, Rc, exc cond. paint. $400. 283-4315. A/C 18,000btu, exc coed. $325. 252-5600. 4 wheeler Honda fourteax 70. $890. 287-5271. $380 28,3225 after 6 pm. Child's youth bd w/maress. $75. 286-4185. ABU Garcia Graphite fishing rod w/ambaadar thmb cast 1979 Dodge s/w Ply, good cond, radio, sew tires, battery, reel. $30. 284-5176. a/r, 1989 insperted. $1500/eg. 285-4661. L alui /ec opc lsdosdslyih~ra cond, very sturdy. $400. 286-4372. Welderweightbenrhw/legrurlasdweight set.2moold.OS. Leg multifamily patio and used car sale, Hard AFB 84 Renault Alliance, 4 dr, dry pd, sid, a/c, radio/eats, sew 287-5770. theater, Saturday. 7-12. brakes, lies, lights, exe rand. $4300. 286-4734. Soft, good .$200/.b. 287-6177Milbah, .,a.864 ______________________________________Mite fain, micee, pizza oen. 286-4988. Qtrs II1, Albrook, Satueday. 84 Reba.lt Enaore, see to appreciae. $2500. 284-3371. 2 hesrs os drawers. $80, 2 rugs. $50, drapes. 252-2061. Whirlpool dyr, 10 spd, bike. BBQ. 230-0793 afrer 5pm. Qrts 2312, Curanda, Saturday, 8-12. 92 Mustang, good .nd, mus, see. 284-6267 ask I.r Thim. 25000 l, /1c's. 5225e,. 286-3441,. 8 M g 2 med dog earners, airline approved, never bos used. $3ea. 631 A Howard. 8-12, Satueday. 1987 Mitsubishi Curdia, ps, pb. am/fm/eass, 1/ c ex rnd. Food slicer, oneection over, camp xtoe w/foel tasks, 2344891. $7750. 2354854. ceiling fan., 6x9 area rug. 252-5985. 2037 A Curanda, Saturday, 8-12. Grigioal mililaey print "Maleern Hill"by Donstiers, limited 1992 VW Rabbit, 4 cyl, /,,, ex. cond, ps, pb, new tires, Dining rm rhle oh chrs, large semen. $625. 2864982. edition of 100. $200. 2824500. Saturday 7-11. 2240 B Balboa Care s. am/ fm/cass. $2800. 286-3225 after 6 pm. A/C (2), d humidifier. 286-3187. White uniform, sz 38,40. $75ea, golf clubs. 0300, ele sowing Casa 18, calle 10. Las Cumbes, Saturday. 1987 Manrero, dty pd, good end, ale, turbo-diesel, 221Central ac unit for eotire hous. $500/,bo. 252-6879. mach w/earing case sod tble. $1500. 282-4500. 3 family patio sale, 8-12, 134 B, Alhrook, Saturday. 4977. Curtains I dr tropical housing, off white. $100. 284-6555. Samsire soft sided luggage 1)ge Pullman, like now. 4 00 Bld 316 B, Albrouk, Saturday tii noun. Poulinc Grand LeMaNs, 1979, dty pd, perfect cod, all old. $40. 287-3641. extrs S21D0. 261-2525 after 5pm. Cuartains, ,.gs, plans, ,,ps, s-requipmn,,c $200-$300. Qrts 668 B Howad, Saturday. 286-3345. Royal .orrecling typewrirer, hardly used. $250. 252-6333. 1906 Sue.ki Jeep, a/c, store, soft top, lw rIs, re coed. Howard AFB, Qres 15A, Saturday. $500. 2844438. A/C, 18,000, 10,000 hIs. Whirlpool. $300 for bot. 252Mosquito nelting, work berreh, flower polo, power loolx, 5722. expanded metal, 8,00btu u/c, refrige. 268-1647. 7274 Cardenas, Saturday. 1980 Mitsubishi Mostero, 4 dr, loaded, gas. $13000. 2525103 4 A/ Cr, 21.000, 18,000, 14,000, 8,00bu. 252-2287. Hare group I R.S. 3 hike, no deors. $125/oho. 252-6703. 84 MG, 5 dr, 5 gears, bought in Europe, oc coad, 1w mis. Refrigeroter, freer, frost-free, 14 c ft, gas stoe, Magic Mees 26" tor spd. $60. Sony cass deck. $75, Sansi receiver, $5000. 286-6196. Chef. 30 in. $425e-. 287-5237. 0270. Techines equalizer. $200. 286-3835. Day hd preferably brass or white. 252-6879. 1972 MonteCarlo, runsbetneeds work. $450/ObO. 284-5176. GE tide by side refrige, 2300), refreshmet center dor. Metorycle trailer like new w, lights and spar tire. 295. 262Honest, bilingual maid, lee is, rooks, cleans, iron), must Hardest gold. exc eood. 0600. 252-1191. 2701. have expert w/kids, refs. 287-6222. 1986 Feed Rangee, 4x4 p/up, topper shell. S spd, 4 eyl E)l. 87500. 284-4626. Kenwore portable dishwasher. 5 yru old, re working cond. Standard encyclepedi. top cond, 19 eel. $80. 287-3298. Wit) give your BOxer a wondorfol home at the hearb. 252$125/seg. 286,4270. Fuesilare, baby items, clothes, 26" bike, curtains, Hide-a5722. 1984 Omm, 2.2 lIt eng, 4 d, 5 spd, a/c, ps, ese coed, many extras. $3500. 287-5131. Sofa. $125, coffee thle. $75, green drapes. $30,815. 286-4477. bed. 2864589. Motor scooter, 50.'s, good ord. S100-0200. 287-5589. 1971 Dodge Satellite, needs body work, runs great. 121 frerige. $400, water heater, 4 btrser gas ste. 286-6809. Wall to wall carpet-tropical house, sofas, loeseat, House or apartment for ret. 0250 a me, in canal area. 287Ibles/ebrs, to, reffee/end Ihle, were. 286-3129. 5604 $700/abe. 2874748 after 5pm. Free~er GE, no frost. $150, a/ 18,000 htu. $100, curtains, ____________t,,_______--_286-3_2__5684, 1979 Ford F-150, 4 wd, p/up, 351,, 38"tires, lifted, auto,. draw drapes. $16D. 252-5893. 2 teonis rakets w/covers. $30. 252-5354. Couple for deep sea fishing trip, Sept 2,3,4. 2844278. $2995/ob. 289-4446. I2x15 blue or beige rugs. S65e. 252-2379. Hand held rarromputer diagnostirequip,sofrwae included, Live in maid to ran for 3 kids, general housework, rooking, 79 Plymouth Hariso,blue,4 spd,a/c,good .d, first $1000 Sofa, love seat and lounge ch. $800. 252-2379. mitor 2000, $450. 286-4892. little ir,,ig. 252-5425. takes it. 284-3720. Trailer-doubl wide unfinished, 5 breregassbove, bnsuede Seam stress i sew serious items i my qrts, wake owe Portable dishwsher, redwood polio Ible/ehes. rugs. 287-5339. Ieigm st. 284-4278.pten.2489aer5m 1986 Suzuki (Jeep), 3 dr, bubble hardtop, 4 wd, a/c, red. giving ,, set. 2 7 patters. 284-4489 after 5pm. am/fm/cats, deluk ulterior. $5500,eb. 284-3482. Mahogany eaffee tble. $90. 252-6750. Surfboaed, 2 fis. $100. 252-5103. Baseball rand. 287-5137. 1983 Mitsubishi Tredi, 4 d, god cund, nerds body work, Bays bdrm set, wall anit, antique forn. 286-4633. dty pd. $2000. 252-2291. Rattan chr, beige fashion, ex eond. $175/obo. 287-3298. Hiting. living em set. a/c, ts, beta,. -urai-s, patio fan, the T R O P IC T IM E S Ad Form sher/dryer. 252-6333. Maid M-Fexc c/kids, honest, dependable, has bee. vw/s 6 Sears 8,000 btn, a/r. $300, wshr, dryer. $600. 282-3895. Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to U.S. military members, civilian yes. 2874374. Dinnerware by Neritake, complete place setting w/extras. DOD employees and employees of other U.S. government agencies. Ads will be accepted only for English spkng maid, 1-3 days, wash, irens, cleans, refs. 286$130. 252-5354. NON-COMMERCIAL services or goods offered by the advertiser or an immediate family member. 4638. Offerings of realestate or personal ads will not be accepted. The Tropic Times reserves the right to edit any Honest _____bilingual_____ Qn se bd, sem cnd. 9300. 286-4092. advertisement. Questions regarding non-publication of submitted ads may be directed to the Editor at Honest bilingual tie is maid. eleaes, ceoks, inns, refs. 228Patio fern. carpet, says, luggage, VCR, Sharp t,. 286-3923. 285-6613. Ho473. -e e iFull sz bd, mattress, bore spring, frame. $125. 252-6029. Submissions must be typed or legibly printed and limited to 15 words. Only two submissionsper family H6nes9 rmliabln maid, daytime oly, please call M-Th. 252perweek will be accepted. Eachsubmisionmast indicaleonly onecategory for publication. Adforservices 6910. Wbilpntl dishmasber, pot serabber, btrcher blek Isp. willbeacceptedonceperquarteraswilladsfortheWantedcategory. PatioSaleadsmustindicatedateand E n/kids, daytime Taesand Er. uek glasseserior parta ble/eonetible, emmaralae. d374. location. Submitted ads will be published only once and must be resubmitted for further publication. Ads 286-4270. not run because of late receipt or lack of space need not be resubmitted; they will be run the following week MOfs, wall unir, eneetion oven, cielisg fans, book case, other unless a specific date is involved. Maid t dn husmnrk speaks nglisb, grant/kids, hnst' hounsems. 284-5490. Deadline for the receipt of ads is 9 a.m. Monday for the following Friday's edition. If Monday is an dependable, exc rees. 221-2403. Drapes for 3 bdrm tropical, complete set for 9 windows, official holiday, the deadline is 9 am. Tuesday. Ads may be mailed to the Tropic Times, APO 34002 or Ene biliggnal maid, basest, reliable, a real gem. 2874390. quatisy, like sew. $358. 284-4836. deposited in a drop box at the Albrook Post Office. 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Tropic Times Aug. 11, 1989 SCN overcoming cable system problems by J03 Austin Mansfield Gaylord. channels 8 and 10. The scrambled areas that are receiving special In addition to SCN Cable, 16 other signal will allow SCN to air programs attention," said Garcia. FORT CLAYTON (SCN) -cable channels will be available, that were previously restricted. "Because of the conversion of "There are still some problems to be including specialty channels with In order to receive the scrambled some housing units here, there is overcome before SCN Cable hits the formats such as all news, all signal, customers must have a currently a shortage of decoder airwaves, but the path has been country/western, and all sports. decoder box installed in their boxes," said Gaylord. "Some units cleared and the finish line is in sight," "Even with all these other program residence. Many of the decoders have that were single family houses are said SCN Commander, Lt. Col. sources, I think SCN Cable and SCN already been installed, now housing a number of bachelors, Robert E. Gaylord. channels 8 and 10 will still provide However many locations are still with an increased need for individual "The problems should be ironed the best and most balanced experiencing a poor or even nonboxes," he added. out by October, which will clear the programming of any of the existant signal. This is due to the In addition, some people who way for SCN Cable to provide its channels," said Gaylord. locations of the residence in relation transferred from Panama took their viewing audience with the most With the advent of VISAT's to the transmitter on AncontHill. To decoder boxes with them. "We are in recent and popular programming encrypted signal, SCN Cable will help solve this problem, VISAT has the process of trying to track down available by the Armed Forces Radio soon begin broadcasting programs brought in a technical specialist to these folks and get the boxes and and Television Service," added that could not be shown on SCN determine the best way to improve they'll have to either return the box the quality of the signal. or pay for it," stated Gaylord. "There are three options to choose To prevent future occurrences of SCN MISA T to offer 16 cha ls from," said Humberto Garcia, boxnapping, VISAT has been added Project Manager for VISAT. The to the clearing sheet for anyone FORT CLAYTON (SCN) -News, The Learning Channel, first is a CATV system, which transferring from Panama. When the VISAT cable system Arts and Entertainment Channel, involves a direct cable hook-up, as Customers can return their decoder becomes fully operational, TV The Nashville Network, Financial opposed to receiving the signal by an box to the VISAT office nearest viewers will be able to receive a 14 News Network/Score, USA antenna. them, and they'll be given a receipt channel cable package, and two Network, Genesis and CNBC. The second option is building which should be retained. free additional cable channels Also available by subscription is towers that would redirect the signal This procedure also applies when aAlso the Super Channel. This VISAT beam to trouble areas. These "beam moving from family quarters into the available will be Channel 8 locally-packaged movie channel benders" contain a receiving antenna barracks. (Pacific) and Channel 10 will be available for $6.95 per for the original signal, an amplifier to "Those boxes are designed and (Pantic) month. boost it, and a directional antenna to manufactured for a specific system," (Atlantic). SCN CABLE and ESPN will be aim the boosted signal at the trouble said Gaylord and added, "people For a monthly fee of $20.75, available at no charge as wil area. Manufacturing time for the mistakenly think they can take those which comprises the basic VISAT channels 8 and 10. "beam benders" is about three boxes back, and it'll do them some cable package, viewers will be able For more information on the months. good on the stateside cable system." to subscribe to the following cable system, contact one of the Roof-top installation of antennas So if you don't have a decoder box channels. following VISAT offices: Fort is the third option, but because of the yet, or even a signal for that matter, WPIX-New York (tentative), Clayton, Building 210, 287-5677; clay tiles, it is difficult to mount the keep the faith. You haven't been WWOR-New York, WGNHoward AFB, Building 714, 284necessary support brackets. forgotten and you're not being Chicago, WTBS-Atlanta, Cable 5642; Fort Espinar, Building 214, "About 60 percent of the ignored. SCN and VISAT are doing News Network, CNN Headline 289-4103. installations have been done and the all they can to bring you a quality remaining 40 percent are trouble signal as quickly as possible. U.S. forces detain 29 trespassers on west bank QUARRY HEIGHTS (US the condition of the road network the Panama Defense Forces through Board once the investigation of the SOUTHCOM PAO) -Members of leading into Empire Range, when 29 the Joint Committee/ Combined incident is completed. a reinforced platoon of Light individuals in several vehicles were Armored Vehicles attached to U.S. observed entering the military area of Marine Forces, Panama, detained 29 coordination and following the trespassers at about 11:15 Tuesday LAVs. morning, while conducting a route The U.S. forces proceeded to recon isance operation in an area detain the individuals when it was west timpire Range and north of discovered they did not have Th Highway. authorization to be in the installation. T ~detainees, uniformed Several trespassers, including mem of the Panama Defense civilians, were bearing weapons, forces and personnel in civilian among them four automatic rifles, attire, were held at the site for about two fragmentation grenades, a suban hour and 15 minutes, and were machine gun, two .38 caliber pistols then escorted out of the area without and five 9 mm pistols. The U.S. incident, forces disarmed the trespassers and According to the Panama Canal conducted a search of their vehicles. Treaty, the U.S. forces are According to the Panama Canal responsible for providing the internal Treaty, the Panama Defense Forces security of military areas of are responsible for providing the coordination. external security of military areas of AMADOR EXERCISE -Airborne troops from the 1/508th Infantry The reinforced Marine platoon coordination, and U.S. Southern Battalion (Airborne) exit a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a training from Alpha Company, 2nd Light Command officials will protest the exercise to secure theFort Amador housing area Thursday. (U.S. Army Armored Infantry Battalion, was incident. photo by Spec. Paul Sweeney) conducting an operation to review The weapons will be transferred to by United Press International China still on hold Silence marks orbits Death threat delayed BEIRUT -Death threats U.S., Iran to talk? BEIJING -The U.S. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -against American hostage Joseph government's easing of travel The Columbia astronauts Cicippio by his extremist BEIRUT, Lebanon -Iran warnings for China will bring back maintained public radio silence kidnappers have been "canceled" exp ts to begin indirect more foreign business to Beijing Thursday during the third day of as a result of a flurry of behindn 'tions with the United but is not expected to revive their militaryshuttle mission,with the-scene diplomatic efforts, a 'hin daysaimedatfreeing 'sm t or reverse an officials on Earth hailing the ranking Shiite official said hostages held in Lebanon % us of ers, diplomats suceesfimdlaunch of a spy satellite. Thursday. an militants, the Tehran -and busin ntatives said "The United States now has a No prore ,*U says T said Thursday. A Shiite Thursday. *oi*egn investment, satellite in orbit as a result of a M official in Beirut, who trade and tourism are likely to sag very successful launch," Air Force UNITED NATIONS asked not to identified, told for the rest of the year because of Secretary Donald Rice told Secretary-General Javier Perez de United Press International that domestic Chinese economic reporters late Wednesday at Cuellar, appearing grave and the kidnappers of Joseph Cicippio problems and continued anxiety MacDill Air Force Base in disheartened, announced a special have called off a threat to kill the over the prolonged martial law Tampa, Fla., the day after envoy to the Middle East had American because of stepped up and political instability in Beijing, Columbia's launch from the made no progress in resolving the diplomacy in the region. they said. Kennedy Space Center. -hostage crisis.