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Tropic


Times


Vol. XII No. 24 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Friday, June 18, 1999
Serving the Joint Community



Happy Birthday U.S. Army


mf
Carmela Lowe Gobem (Tropic Times)


Ceremonial cutting of the cake


Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general (center), gets help from the youngest and oldest USARSO sol-
diers, Pfc. Benjamin Anyaegbunam and Lt. Col. (chaplain) Paul J. Bolton, in the ceremonial cutting of the Army birthday cake. During the
Army Birthday Reception held Friday at Fort Clayton's Valent Recreation Center. The ceremony commemorated the Army's 224th birth-
day. During the reception, Maj. Gen. Kensinger spoke about the history of the campaign streamers in an informative report of the history
of the U.S. Army, from its beginnings in 1775 to the present. His presentation concluded with a video of the Army's outstanding work world-
wide. The Army Birthday Reception also included the Posting of the Colors and a patriotic presentation on the Stars and Stripes by Com-
mand Sgt. Maj. John Humphries, the Theater Support Brigade command sergeant major. The elegant reception, held in the Isla Grande
Room of the Valent Recreation Center, included beautiful floral arrangements, and red-white-and-blue decorations which contributed to
making this celebration a most memorable one. For more on the Army Birthday Reception, see Page 4.


Newspaper distro
The Tropic Times newspaper is no
longer being distributed to individual
homes in the various housing areas be-
cause our contractor has terminated their
business. Patrons can pick up the Tropic
Times at various sites to include the
shoppettes, the PX, the Commissary,
Burger King and Popeye's.


A home for pets
Page 7: Pet aban-
donment is a serious
issue. Here's a recom-
mended solution -
Asociacion Amigos de
los Animales, a non-
profit organization in
Panama City.


56th relocates
Page 12: The 56th
Signal Battalion held
its relocation cer-
emony in Corozal Mon-
day. The ceremony
marked the last of
USARSO's battalions to inactivate or re-
locate outside of Panama.










2Tropic Times
June 18, 1999


'*People


DCA holds final awards ceremony


story and photo by
Charles S. McElroy
Tropic Times Staff
FORT CLAYTON - The Directorate
of Community Activities held its final
awards ceremony on Wednesday in rec-
ognition of outstanding performance by
various organizations. The ceremony
also marked the closure of DCA activi-
ties in Panama following decades of ser-
vice to soldiers and families of U.S.
Army South.
More than 350 civilian and Army per-
sonnel were on hand to participate in the
ceremony held at the Valent Recreation
- Center.
The Directorate of Community Ac-
tivities has contributed to the readiness
of U.S. military forces in Panama by pro-
viding a variety of social, wellness, recre-
ational, educational, and family-related
services and activities.
Among the many activities coordi-
nated and performed by DCA were com-
munity support programs, comprehen-
sive education and library programs,
child and youth care programs, and a
wide variety of sports and recreation
opportunities.
DCA has undoubtedly touched the
lives of armed services personnel and ci-
* vilians stationed at Fort Kobbe, Fort
J


Clayton, Fort Sherman, and Soto Cano,
Honduras.
The DCA motto, "Doing the best for
the best," most accurately describes the
kind of driving force that helped lead the
DCA staff to so many successful
achievements.
Some key DCA accomplishments in-
clude first place in the 1996, 1997, and
1998 Army Communities of Excellence
Awards and a 1998 Presidential Quality
Award Finalist.
On the day of the ceremony, special
awards for meritorious service were given
to members of each division of DCA.
Several persons present at the ceremony
became honorary members of DCA.
Col. and Richard B. Thomas, Theater
Support Brigade commander,-and his
wife, Linda, received the special recogni-
tion award from McDonald Kemp, director
of community activities.
CW4 Mary E. H. Wood, Commander
of the 79th Army Band, presented the
245th Support Battalion commander's
Coin of Excellence for DCA support.
Wood was representing Lt. Col. Randall
E. Tindell, 245th Support Battalion com-
mander.
Kemp provided closing remarks that
paid tribute to the team effort of all those
present at the closure ceremony. "There


Col. Richard B. Thomas, TSB commander, and his wife, Linda, receive
a special recognition award from McDonald Kemp, DCA director.


will never be another DCA," Kemp said.
"You are an incredible team. It will not be
the same at my next assignment without
you." Kemp went on to say, "We have
achieved much in our service to the com-
munity - things great and small. I'd like
to say, however, that most of our suc-
cess has been a direct result of the atten-
tion you have given to detail and the
smaller, tasks, and that has been the key


to our success. Each and every one of
you contributed to the success of DCA,
and you have made a difference in the
quality of life of many people."
As the military drawdown continues,
DCA will continue to serve the commu-
nity right up until all military personnel
have left Panama. For information about
DCA community activities, please call
the DCA Hotline at 288-5455.


This authorized unofficial command information publication is for U.S. armed forces overseas. The Tropic Times is published in conjunction with the Armed Forc-
es 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 do not necessarily represent the. official views of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Southern Command.


Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004.
Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One West
Phone: 285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613.
E-Mail: pbouchard(@),usarso-lanl.army.mil
USARSO LAN address: pbouchard@sopa@usarso
Tropic Times on the World Wide Web at: www.tropictimes.com
E-Mail: pbouchard(@usarso-lanl.arm.mil

Commander in Chief............................................................. Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm
Director, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs........... Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie
U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office ................ (305) 437-1200
E ditor ................................................... ........................................ Sgt. Paul B ouchard
A assistant Editor ............................................. ........................ Sgt. Tyw anna G ordon
W riter/Editor ............................................. ........................ Spc. K enneth K . Rockett
W riter/Editor ....................................................................................... G riselda Sterling
W riter/Editor ....................................... .............................. Carm ela Lowe Gobern


Writer/Editor...................................... ........................... Charles Scott McElroy
Office Automation Clerk ................................................................Tina Summerton
O office C lerk ...................................................... ................................. D issenia O rtega
U.S. Army South Commanding General ............Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr.
U.S. Army South Public Affairs Office ..........................................................288-3143
Public Affairs Officer......................................................Lt. Col. Byron D. Conover
Deputy Public Affairs Officer...............................................Capt. Larry D. Winchel
Command Information..........................................................................Gaby Capriles
Journalist.............. ..........................................................Spc. Deborah L. Long
24th Wing Commander .................................................................Col. Roger Corbin
24th Wing Public Affairs Office .................................................................284-5459
Chief of Public Affairs ............................................Capt. Joseph Della Vedova
NCOIC ....................................... ...............................Tech. Sgt. Miconna J. Boaldin
Editor ......................................... .................................Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV
Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South ................ Col. Barry J. Chisholm
Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office ................... 284-7502


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'Thanks to the community' Sgt. Paul Bouchard (Tropic Times)

On behalf of the Theater Support Brigade, both Col. Richard B. Thomas, TSB commander,
and Command Sgt. Maj. John Humphries, TSB command sergeant major, wish to thank the
entire U.S. Army South community for USARSO's untiring support and dedication, especially
during this military drawdown. The above photo was recently taken at Fort Clayton's Commu-
nity Club during the farewell dinner held in honor of Col. Thomas. Command Sgt. Maj.
Humphries was the emcee for the farewell dinner.













'*News


Tropic Times 3
June 18, 1999


FORT CLAYTON (Finance and Ac-
counting Office) - Effective June 18,
the Fort Clayton Finance and Ac-
counting Office will no longer process
travel advances; accrual, supplemental
or settlement vouchers on site.

Travelers are reminded to submit a
copy of a cancelled check or a deposit
ticket with their first voucher to ensure
their electronic funds transfer gets de-
posited to the proper ac-
count.
*Active duty
military, Active
Guard Reserve and
civilian employees
The DFAS Oper-
ating Location Or-
lando (OPLOC-OR) * W
will assume responsi-
bility for all ad-
vances, accrual,
supplemental, and settlement vouchers
for active duty military and civilian per-
sonnel.
The address for submitting vouch-
ers is:
DFAS-OR/FPT
P.O. Box 934600
2500 Leahy Avenue
Orlando, Fla. 32893-4600
1-800-950-9784
Email: DFAS-ORVPCS@DFAS.MIL
Fax: (407) 646-4801/4167,
DSN 791-4801/4167


*Reservists
Reservists will submit all accrual/
supplemental/settlement vouchers to
DFAS-Indianapolis, Directorate for
Network Operations, regardless of who
funded the TDY:
Directorate for Network
Operations
Travel Pay Division, Dept. 3700
8899 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, Ind. 46249-3700
1-888-DFAS-DNO
Fax: (317) 510-
XXXX, DSN 699-
xxxx
Extensions: 4124,
4143, 4351, 6213

*, National Guard
All National
Guard accrual/
supplemental/
settlement vouch-
ers will be processed through the
soldier's local USPFO.
Active duty, Reservists, and civil-
ians have the option of sending their
vouchers straight to the appropriate
location themselves or bringing the
vouchers into the USARSO Finance
and Accounting Office to be sent via
transmittal letter to the appropriate
location.
National Guard will be responsible
for mailing their vouchers to their lo-
cal USPFO.


New operating hours for

AFFES Facilities
COROZAL (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) - In an effort to more
efficiently meet changing customer needs and provide C "i f S .l
continued quality of life services to the community during THIS
the final stages of the drawdown, AAFES Panama facilities
have initiated the following changes effective immediately.


Curundu Shoppette

Clayton Car Care




Clayton Car Care
Shoppette

Clayton Burger King


Clayton Popeyes

Corozal Video Rental


Corozal La Casa



Corozal Anthony's
Pizza

Corozal Buger King



Commissary Frank's
Franks


Sunday - Thursday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Monday - Friday
Saturday

Sunday

Sunday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday

Sunday
Monday - Saturday

Daily

Sunday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday

Sunday
Monday - Friday
Saturday

Sunday
Monday - Saturday

Sunday
Monday - Friday
Saturday


7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (all services)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (tire repair/oil
change/batteries)
Closed (over the counter
battery sales only)
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
7 a.m.- 11 p.m.

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (lunch/dinner)

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Closed
11 a.m. -4 p.m.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

12 - 6 p.m.
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Closed


LEA: Protecting the Force

FORT CLAYTON (Law Enforcement Activity) - Force Protection is defined
as a security program designed to protect soldiers, civilian employees, family
members, facilities, and equipment in all locations and situations.
This is accomplished through planned and integrated application of physical
security, operations security, personal protective services and other security
programs.
All the components of Force Protection can have a major impact on the com-
mand anti-terrorism/anti-crime readiness posture. However we will focus on Op-
eration Security in this article.
OPSEC has always been an integral part of military doctrine, but the challenge
is to apply the time-tested principles to combat crime and terrorism. Effective
OPSEC measures minimize the "signature" of Department of Defense activities,
avoid set patterns and employ deception when patterns cannot be altered.
From the MP's perspective, criminal and terrorist activity is discouraged by
varying patrol routes, staffing guard posts and towers at irregular intervals and
conducting vehicles and pedestrian inspections and identification checks on a
set, but unpredictable pattern.
While such activity during
peak traffic periods can be incon-
venient and frustrating to autho-
rized personnel, everyone must be
cognizant that it is during these
periods that DoD facilities are
most vulnerable.
MPs will conduct three Force
Protection Exercises on our
Army defense sites.
*The first one will be on Fort
Clayton on June 19 starting at 5
a.m.
*The second exercise will be
on June 26 starting at 5 a.m. and
will involve Corozal East and
West, the Transportation Motor
Pool and the Directorate of Engi-
neering and Housing Complexes.
*The third exercise, which will occur on July 10 at 5 a.m., will involve all of the
facilities mentioned above.
The majority of events will occur at the entrance and exit points to all facili-
ties. As we continue the drawdown in Panama, the MPs, along with our host na-
tion counterparts, the Panamanian National Police, will take measures to ensure
the security of U.S. installations and personnel.


519 Shoppette


Will close and terminate service July 2.


MOMEP plays vital role

in border dispute


MIAMI (U.S. Southern Command)
- As Americans now debate whether
the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza-
tion action over Kosovo was a politi-
cal or military success, most will prob-
ably overlook one of the most impor-
tant national security success stories
in our own hemi-
-sphere. Peru/Ecuador B,
The border
conflict between
Ecuador and , ...
Peru, which is the ..
longest un-
settled border Ec
dispute in Latin -
America, came to " " -.,.-
a peaceful end ' �
Thursday in a . .
ceremony at the
small border - �"'
town of Patuca,
Ecuador. The
border conflict
between these
two countries L a__' .
has resulted in
five wars since 1829.
Thursday's event in Ecuador cel-
ebrated the achievements made by the
Military Observer Mission Ecuador-
Peru that has played a vital role in the
peace process between Ecuador and
Peru.
Dignitaries representing the six
countries who participated in this suc-


cessful observer mission traveled to
Patuca Thursday for the ceremony.
In addition to Peru and-Ecuador,
the United States, Argentina, Brazil,
and Chile provided military forces
along the border.
Each nation contributed a military
element to
u dary b control and
monitor the
t olombia disputed
...., . border area.
. The U.S.
" " -' - Southern
a or Command in
SMiami has
provided
operational
control over
' the U.S. mili-
Pet U tary forces,
P '-' which were
S....... .... . - 'i-wformed into
| Joint Task
Force-Safe
- i Border.
As of to-
day, the U.S. has approximately 20 mili-
tary personnel involved in MOMEP.
At one time, the United States had up
to 100 military personnel supporting
MOMEP.
Although the United States had the
initial lead in the observer mission, that
lead was gradually turned over to Brazil
in 1997.


Attention USARSO

TDY travelers









Tropic Times
June 18, 1999


News


224th Army Birthday Reception


Patriotic, Ceremonial, Historic, Elegant and Memorable


story and photos
by Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff
FORT CLAYTON - The Isla
Grande Room of the Valent Recre-
ation Center was the venue of the
224th Army Birthday Reception on
Friday. The flag-draped hall with red,
white and blue decor was evidence of
the colorful ambience.
Immediately following the Posting
of the Colors, Master of Ceremonies
Command Sgt. Maj. John Humphries,
the Theater Support Brigade command
sergeant major, initiated the ceremony
with a patriotic presentation on the
Stars and Stripes.
As the last Army birthday celebra-
tion in Panama, it was undoubtedly a
historic occasion.


Maj. Gen. Philip R Kensinger, Jr.,
USARSO commander, gave the his-
tory of the campaign streamers in an
informative report of the history of
the U.S. Army, from its initiation in
1775 to the present. His presenta-
tion concluded with a video of the
Army's outstanding work worldwide.
The highlight of the evening was the
ceremonial cutting of the birthday
cake by Kensinger, accompanied by
the oldest and the youngest USARSO
soldiers. These were TSB Chaplain Lt.
Col. Paul J. Bolton and Pfc. Benjamin
Anyaegbunam.
The elegant occasion with a full atten-
dance, floral arrangements, red-white-and-
blue decorations, speeches, buffet-style
food and drinks contributed to making this
celebration a most memorable one.


Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger, Jr., USARSO commander, and his wife,
Greta, observe the Posting of the Colors at the Army Birthday Reception.


(Left) Master of Ceremonies Command Sgt. Maj. John Humphries offered a patriotic presentation on the Stars and Stripes. (Right) The Posting of
the Colors was followed by the history of the Campaign Streamers Ceremony.


(Above photos) Sol-
diers enjoyed the
buffet-style food and
drinks which were
provided at the 224th
Army Birthday Recep-
tion. The celebration
was colorful, patriotic,
historic, ceremonial,
elegant and memo-
rable. (Photo left) The
flag-draped hall with
red, white and blue
decor, and floral
arrangements added a
special touch to the
occasion.


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*Voices


Tropic Times 5
June 18, 1999


--Iappy


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20h4


Original Father's Day celebrated 89 years ago


story by Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff
Sunday is Father's Day. This celebration origi-
nated in the United States, and although there are
many conflicting accounts as to who really initiated
Father's Day, Mrs. John B. Dodd (Sonora Louise
Smart Dodd) of Spokane, Wash., is accredited with
originating the idea.
As a child, Sonora Louise Smart faced the tragic
loss of her mother at an early age. Her mother had
died in childbirth leaving her father, William J.
Smart, with the responsibility of bringing up six
children, five boys and one girl, single-handedly. Mr.
Smart, a devoted and dedicated father, reared his
children successfully.
When Sonora became
Mrs. John B. Dodd and she
herself became a mother, The late Ignac
she appreciated more keenly (Nacho) Vald
the courage it took for her renowned P
father to face the loss of his
wife and carry out his re- Joumalist anc
sponsibilities effectively. mentator Guill
Mrs. Dodd's recognition
and appreciation for her Vald6s, is cl
father's constant devotion to instituting the
his family sparked her de- Day observan
sire for all fathers to be hon-
ored on a special day. In on June
1909 she discussed the idea
with the minister of her
church. He was enthusiastic
about it and assisted her in getting the project
started.
She was subsequently able to put the idea to the
Spokane Ministerial Association and the Spokane
Ministers Alliance, who agreed with her suggestion
to select one Sunday in June (the month of her
father's birthday) to show appreciation to fathers.
With the city's YMCA also joining in the spon-
sorship, the first Father's Day was celebrated in Spo-
kane on June 19, 1910. The first observance was
centered on a special church service, and on that date


ministers called the attention of their congregation
to the appreciation fathers deserved. After this ini-
tial observance in Spokane, newspapers carried the
story and soon other communities made plans for
similar services and celebrations.
The celebration of Father's Day grew into a na-
tionwide event and eventually other countries also
celebrated the day. The idea was publicly sup-
ported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924, but
not presidentially proclaimed until 1966 when
President Lyndon Johnson signed the proclama-
tion declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's
Day.
Here in Panama, the distinction for the person
who instituted Father's Day
on the Isthmus goes to the
late Ignacio de Jesus
io de Jestis (Nacho) Valdes, a renowned
is, father of Panamanian journalist,
inamanian writer, poet and radio com-
mentator, whose newspaper
radio com- and radio campaigns resulted
.rmo Rodolfo in the first Father's Day ob-
edited with servance in Panama on June
itedwi16, 1946.
first Father's Sunday marks the 53rd
e in Panama consecutive celebration here
on the Isthmus. Nacho, who
6, 1946. died June 30, 1959, was in-
spired for his idea of a
Father's Day in Panama out
of his love for his own fa-
ther, Ignacio de Loyola Valdes.
Today, Nacho's son, Guillermo Rodolfo
Valdes, is also a renowned Panamanian journalist,
writer, poet and radio commentator, having
walked in his father's footsteps.
Father's Day continues to be celebrated in
many countries throughout the world, although
not necessarily on the third Sunday in June.
Roses are recognized as the Father's Day
flower: red to be worn for a living father and
white if the father has died.


Fat&ket Day Poemw


My Father
When I was:
Four years old: My daddy
can do anything.
Five years old: My daddy
knows a whole lot.
Six years old: My dad is
smarter than your dad.
Eight years old: My dad
doesn't know exactly
everything.
Ten years old: In the olden
days, when my dad grew up,
things were sure different.
Twelve years old: Oh, well,
naturally, Dad doesn't know
anything about that. He is too
old to remember his childhood.
Fourteen years old: Don't
pay any attention to my dad. He
is so old-fashioned.
Twenty-one years old: Him?
My Lord, he's hopelessly out


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of date.
Twenty-five years old: Dad
knows about it, but then he
should, because he has been
around so long.
Thirty years old: Maybe we
should ask Dad what he thinks.
After all, he's had a lot of
experience.
Thirty-five years old: I'm not
doing a single thing until I talk to
Dad.
Forty years old: I wonder how
Dad would have handled it. He
was so wise.
Fifty years old: I'd give
anything if Dad were here now so
I could talk this over with him.
Too bad I didn't appreciate
how smart he was. I could have
learned a lot from him.

My Hero
by Debbie Hinton Young
As I ponder the love that I saw
in his eyes,
A Godly love, given without
compromise....
I recall many times that he
stood by my side,
And prodded me on with great
vigor and pride.


His voice ever confident, firm
and yet fair,
Always speaking with
patience, tenderness and care.
The power and might of his
hands was so sure,
-I knew there was nothing we
couldn't endure.
It's true, a few others
provided insight,
Yet, he laid the foundation that
kept me upright.
He's the grandest of men to have
lived on this earth,
Although he's not royal by
stature or birth.
He's a man of great dignity,
honor and strength.
His merits are noble, and of
admirable length.
He's far greater than all other
men that I know,
He's my Dad, he's my mentor,
my friend and hero.

Lessons My Father
Taught Me
by Monique Wright-Hanna
I watched you today, as you
watched
your grandchildren, my children-
and wondered


how you endured the pain, fear,
joy and elation
that transforms us into parents.
� I remembered the patience,
the laughter, the tears.
Do I have the strength to
endure it all?
It is with great anticipation
that I take these
baby steps as guardian, guide
and parent, filled with
a fear of flying and failing -
hoping that I might find
as you have, the child within
myself, the magic of youth.
To encourage the spirit and
to nurture the imagination
as well as the soul.
I will move slowly,
delicately, yet boldly-
armed with the wisdom of your
life, your love,
with full awareness of my
shortcomings, yet pride
in my strength, thankful that it
was you
that brought me to this place,
this time, this love.
I watched you today as you
watched your grandchildren.


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"Special" gift ideas

for Dad's Day

Ifyou haven't yet purchased that special gift for
Father's Day, here is a list ofa few
carefully-selected items to simplify your shopping:
Airline ticket
Magazine subscription
Online computer classes
Tickets for events
Audio books
Countdown clock
Barbecue set
Car tires
Briefcase
Fax machine
Sunglasses
Certificate with history of surname
Manicure-pedicure-massage
Framed family portrait
. Desk accessory with business card holder
Website hosting
Nutrition supplements
Treadmill
Hotel reservation
Smoke detector
Wheelchair
Flashlight AM/FM Radio
Bathing suit
Computer hardware
Computer software
Studio photograph
"Dad" ring
Telephone caller ID equipment
Cellular telephone
Car mats
Sporting goods
TV band clock radio
Space pen
Rechargeable shaver
compiled by Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff












6 Tropic Times
June 18, 1999


Feature


We shall never be forgotten


Corozal American Cemetery,

full of pride, honor and history


story and photos by
Sgt. Tywanna Gordon
Tropic Times Assistant Editor
COROZAL (Corozal American
Cemetery) - The lives of thousands of
American military and civilian personnel
who served in Panama will never be
forgotten as they rest in the Corozal
American Cemetery.
While walking through the cemetery,
one can actually get a picture of people
who lived, worked and served in the
U.S. military in Panama.
Though they may not be found in
history books, their names will live on
at the Corozal American Cemetery.
The cemetery is operated by the
American Battle Monuments Commis-
sion, an independent agency of the
Executive Branch of the U.S. Govern-
ment, explained Dannie Cooper, CAC
superintendent.
"It is one of 24 American Battle
Monument sites throughout the world.
The Corozal American Cemetery is very
unique compared to the other sites.
Others were established because of a
specific battle. This cemetery is made
up of veterans, civilians and family
members who all lived and served in
Panama," Cooper said.
"It spans a lot of history from the
Civil War, when (Gen.) Grant crossed
the isthmus, to Just Cause."
Just like other ABMC cemeteries
across the world, the CAC will soon
offer services to the public, Cooper
said. They will include fee-free pass-
ports for members of the immediate
family traveling overseas specifically to
visit a grave or memorial site, floral
decoration of grave and memorial sites,
and many others.


Cooper, with 17 years of military
service in Panama explained, "This is
one of the best jobs in the world," he
added. "It is indeed an honor to take
care of the graves of people. who have
served our country. It is my responsibil-
ity to make sure the cemetery looks its
best."
Family members, dignitaries,
civilians, veterans and all who served
diligently in Panama, you will never be
forgotten.
(Editor's note: The following
information is provided by Dannie
Cooper, superintendent of the Corozal
American History. The accounts of
these people are found on the inscrip-
tions of their tombstones.)
The first account of an American
buried in Panama goes back to 1790.
Charlesman died aboard a ship. Little if
nothing is known about this man - not
even his first name.
He was originally buried on Flamingo
Island, then moved to Ancon Hill and
now resides at CAC as the first known
American to be buried in Panama.
U. S. Marine Corps Pvt. Thomas
Collins is one of seven Americans at
the cemetery who fought in the Civil
War. He died on the U.S. Ship St. Mary,
Panama Bay March 11, 1863. He was 29
years old and born in England.
Mining engineer John Paull's
tombstone reads "died of fever in a
canoe on his way to Colon from Fort
Bowen mines September 7, 1856 at 27
years old."
Also located on the grounds are
veterans of wars to include the Span-
ish-American War, World War I, World
War II, Korean War, Vietnam War,
Lebanon, Just Cause and 15 "Un-
known" marked tombstones.


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(Above) While walking
through the cemetery,
one can see tombstones
which date back to the
1800's. The earliest
American, Charlesman,
was buried in 1790 on
Flamingo Island. (Right)
This plaque can be seen
at the entrance of the
memorial at the CAC. It
honors veterans of
Foreign wars.


"THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA IN HUMBLE TRIBUTE TO ALL INTERRED
HERE WHO SERVED IN ITS ARMED FORCES OR CONTRIB-
UTED TO THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND SECURITY
OF THE PANAMA CANAL."


American Battle Monuments

Commission in Panama
The original Corozal Cemetery was established in 1904 by the
Isthmian Canal Commission to supplement burial space at the
Ancon Cemetery in Quarry Heights. When the Ancon Cemetery
was disestablished in 1915, the remains there were disinterred,
cremated and either given to the next-of-kin or interred in the
cemetery at Corozal.
Initially, the Corozal Cemetery consisted of approximately 58
acres. Effective October 1, 1979, in accordance with a reservation
to the Panama Canal Treaty, an agreement between the United
States and the Republic of Panama authorized retention by the
United States of 17 acres of the Corozal Cemetery where U.S.
citizens and their dependents were interred. The present Corozal
American Cemetery and Memorial is operated and maintained by
the American Battle Monuments Commission , a small indepen-
dent agency of the Executive Branch of the United States gov-
ernment.
Today, the Corozal American Cemetery contains nearly 5,150
graves, some of which date back to the year 1790. A few of the
burials are believed to be from Gen. (then Col.) Ulysses S.
Grant's infantry regiment, which crossed the Isthmus in 1850.
Among those interred in the cemetery are seven who served
with the U.S. Navy during the Civil War and one who served
with the Confederacy. The cemetery also contains military and
Department of Defense civilian war dead from the Spanish Ameri-
can War, World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam, Lebanon,
and Just Cause.
In 1984, ABMC constructed a memorial at the Corozal Ameri-
can Cemetery honoring those interred. It consists of a paved
plaza with twelve 12-foot rectangular rose granite obelisk, flanked
by two flagpoles from which fly the American and Panamanian
flags.
The Corozal American Cemetery plans to remain in Panama
after 1999.
For more information, contact the CAC at 285-5050.


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Aj~eature


Tropic Times
June 18, 1999


.oUurtesy
Esperanza Mena Quintero is the director of the pet shelter.


ASOCIACION AMIGOS DE LOS ANIMALS
CEBS SS^H ^
sFssSJssEE^ rLJS


Carmela Lowe Gobern (Tropic Times)
Catalina Hernandez, caretaker of the AAA Animal Shelter, is seen feeding some of the dogs.


An alternative to pet abandonment


story by Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff
PANAMA CITY - Getting ready to PCS and
unable to take your pets with you? Here's a
recommended solution: "Asociaci6n Amigos de
los Animales" (AAA), a nonprofit organization in
Panama City, that is instrumental in the rescue and
care of dogs, cats and other stray and abandoned
animals.
The Association of Friends of Animals, under
the direction of engineers Frank and Olga Gaitdn,
offers the following services:
* Adoption - for persons seeking to adopt pets
or offering pets for adoption.
* Lodging - a home for stray/abandoned pets.
*Temporary facilities - for vacationers who
are seeking temporary lodging for their pets.
* Veterinary services - for animals needing
medical care (including spay and neuter).
* Animal rescue - pick up of endangered
species, abandoned, ill and pets run over by motor
vehicles.
* Filing of formal official complaints - for
persons caught in pet abuse and cruelty to animals.
* Vaccination - vaccine control for pets.
The association also offers seminars to groups
to encourage and educate the communities on the
respect and humane treatment to be given to
animals.
The director of the AAA shelter is Esperanza
Mena Quintero. All animals that are accepted into


their shelter, located in the "Juan Dfaz" townsite,
receive excellent care by several employees,
including veterinarian Dr. Enrique Vieberach.
Amerito and Catalina Hernandez are 24-hour
caretakers at the shelter, and they care for over
500 dogs and cats on a daily basis.
The shelter is run on a budget received from
community donations and also from fund-
raising activities, such as concerts, programs
and raffles. The Gaitans got involved in this
project approximately nine years ago out of the
goodness of their hearts and their genuine love
for animals. Although several requests have
been made, to date there is no funding received
from the Government of Panama to subsidize
this humane project.
To request an interview for acceptance of your
pets at the animal shelter, you may contact Frank
or Olga Gaitdn at 269-4010 or fax 263-5300.
Their administrative offices are located on
50th Street, at the Auto Aire Aguila locale and
their hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. -
noon and 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
The shelter in "Juan Dfaz" is open daily for
visitors in the afternoons only from 1:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Donations to the Asociaci6n Amigos de los
Animales are encouraged to assist in the care of
the numerous animals at the shelter, as well as
constructing a small clinic at the facility.


Dr. Enrique Vieberach, veterinarian at the ani-
mal shelter, performs surgery on one of the
abandoned pets.


Griselda Sterling (Tropic Times)
(Left) Olga Cabrera de Gait6n, president of the Association of Friends of Animals, feeds a minia-
ture monkey known as the "Monito Titi." Gaitan and her husband Frank have been involved in
the care and protection of animals since 1990. (Above) A few of the 300 cats housed by the AAA
Animal Shelter located in the Juan Dfaztownsite.











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June 18, 1999


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Upcoming ceremonies
The 24th Transportation Squadron will be holding
its Inactivation Ceremony 8:30 a.m. today at the
Transportation Compound. Subsequently, the squad-
ron will be minimally manned for the remainder of the
day due to social functions. The 24th Civil Engineer
Squadron Change of Command Ceremony will be at 8
a.m. June 29 at the Civil Engineer Compound. The
24th Mission Support Squadron Change of Command
Ceremony will be at 9 a.m. July 1 at the Tropic
Breeze Club. The 24th Medical Support Squadron
Change of Command Ceremony will be at 3 p.m. July
14 at the Tropic Breeze Club.

Dial direct to JTF-BRAVO
Effective immediately, the telephone dialing
scheme to JTF-BRAVO at Soto Cano AB from
Panama changes. The current telephone direct dialing
from Panama 280-xxxx ceases and DSN telephone ac-
cess via CONUS commences. Users must have CO-
NUS DSN access. Dial '8' access to reach the existing
JTF-B DSN numbers in use. The prefix is 312-449-
xxxx. All existing extension numbers remain un-
changed. For more information, call 285-6912.

Fire Department phone numbers
The new telephone numbers for the Howard AFB
Fire Department are 284-7380/7381. The emergency
number remains the same, 119.

SFS commander relocates
The 24th SFS Commander's Office is now located
in Building 723. The orderly room will also be moving
to that location. The new number is 284-3415/3419.

CPO new office hours
In order to prepare for closure, the Howard AFB
Civilian Personnel Office will close at 3:15 p.m. Mon-
day - Friday, effective Monday.

Army shuttle bus changes
The Transishmian Shuttle Bus (Alantic to Pacific
and return) is terminated. The following bus stops are
eliminated from the Pacific local schedule; Cocoli, Ma-
rine Barracks, Rodman, Camp Rousseau and Building
228 Howard PAX Terminal. The Pacific local shuttle
bus will start at the Howard Air Force Base Main
Gate. For more information, call 285-5682/5957/5301/
6241.

Federal Employees' Open Season
For the first time since 1993, the Federal Employ-
ees' Group Life Insurance Program is having an unre-
stricted open enrollment period through June 30. No
action is necessary on your part if you want to keep
your present life insurance coverage. If you are eligible
and wish to enroll or if you want to change your cov-
erage, you must submit a completed FEGLI 99 Open
Enrollment Period Election Form-RI 76-27 to 24th
MSS/DPCL by June 30. If you have not received
your open season information pamphlet, please call
284-5545.

Job for a chief master sergeant
The AFPC Chiefs' Group, in conjunction with HQ
Air Combat Command, is seeking volunteers for the
Command Chief Master Sergeant position at 93rd Air
Control Wing, Robins AFB Ga., reporting no later than
July 2. See AFPC message DTG 031500Z May 99 for
more information or contact the Chief's Group at DSN
665-2744 for additional information.

Outdoor Rec NAF sale
The Outdoor Recreation Center is holding a NAF sale
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 18 in the park-
ing lot of Building 714 at Howard. Items will be sold on
a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call
Outdoor Recreation at 284-6107.

Bowling Center NAF sale
The Howard Bowling Center will close July I and
they will be holding a NAF sale 8 a.m. - noon, July 10
at the Bowling Center. Open to privileged ID Card
holders only. For more information, call Mr. Satchell
at 284-4190.

Official mail delivery service ends
The 24th Communications Squadron, Base Infor-
mation Transfer System, will stop all delivery service
of official mail Aug. 27. The BITS Office will relocate
to Building 711 on Aug. 30. All organizations will be
required to pickup their mail from Building 711 until
base closure is complete. For more information, call
the BITS Office at 284-3010.


Due to commercial airline schedule changes, the Tocumen shuttle will only pickup passengers at
Building 708 on Howard Air Force Base. Passengers should call Vehicle Dispatch at 284-5058/59 to
RSVP to ensure space availablitiy. Also, Fort Clayton has added a shuttle bus leaving the Fort Clayton
Valent Rec. Center and the Guest House for those PCSing. To make reservations call 288-4202/4206;
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. or stop by Building 518 on Fort Clayton. Reservations must be made 3 days in advance.


Arrive Building 708hts Depart Howard Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen

4 a.m. 4:10 a.m. 5 a.m. 5:10 a.m.
5:05 a.m. 5:15 a.m. 6 a.m. 6:10 a.m.
6:30 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 8 a.m. 8:10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. noon 1:15 p.m.
Inbound flights Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen Arrive Building 708
Depart Howard
5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 9:15 p.m.
7:45 p.m. 9 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Depart Clayton Arrive Fort Clayton Depart Fort Clayton Arrive Tocume
Valent Rec Center Guest House Guest House Arrive Tocumen

3:30 a.m. 3:45 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m.
5:15 a.m. 5:30 a.m. 5:45 a.m. 7 a.m.
9:45 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:15 a.m. noon

Annunemnt


Housing Office hours extended
The Fort Clayton Housing Office will be open 7 a.m. -
5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and 8 a.m. - noon Saturdays.
Scheduled pre-final and final housing inspections and assign-
ments to set-aside housing will be conducted until 2 p.m. on
Saturday. This schedule will stay in effect until further no-
tice.

Yard sale signs still available
Yard sale signs are still available for use by MFH occu-
pants even though the Self-Help Store is closed. Signs will be
available from 1 - 4 p.m. on Fridays from the B4 Housing
Maintenance Office. For more information call 284-3517 or
284-4467.
Mil. Sealift Deactivation
The Military Sealift Command will be holding a Deacti-
vation Ceremony 10 a.m. June 29 at the Bohio Rancho
Grande at Jarman Field, Fort Clayton. Uniform is Summer
White for USN, Class B for other services and casual for ci-
vilians. For more information, call Lt. Maher at 285-6489.

New Housing Office procedures
The 24th Civil Engineer Squadron's Housing Office will
operate in Building 2, at the south end of the CES main build-
ing behind the Howard Commissary. All walk-in customers
will be handled at the existing industrial customer service area
in Building 2. In addition, the Housing Office operating
hours will be 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday to Fridays for
walk-in customers, and 1 - 4:30 p.m. by appointment only.
To make an appointment, call 284-3301.

Army promotion board
A selection board will convene on July 26 to consider lieu-
tenant colonels for promotion to colonel. Officers eligible for
consideration have the following Active Duty dates of Rank:
Above-the-zone July 1, 1994 and earlier; Promotion zone
July 2, 1994 - May 1, 1995; Below-the-zone May 2, 1995 -
Aug. 1, 1996. For more information, call 288-4656/4321.

No more surface mail after Aug. 31
Effective Aug. 31, the surface mail service to the Panama
APOs will be terminated. The containerized mail that nor-
mally takes about two to four weeks to get to Panama will
stop. This form of mail brings items in at a cheap rate that is
identical to the SAM rate; it's normally called Parcel Post or
fourth class mail. Airmen have traditionally processed two
containers of this mail per week. Each container brings
roughly 300 pieces of mail at about 9,000 pounds apiece.
The average transit time is two to four weeks.

Two postal-free codes in Panama
Postage-free intertheater Military Postal Service is only
available to and from the 34001 (Howard) and 34004
(Clayton) codes. These are the last Air Post Office codes left
in Panama. All other locations require postage. For more in-
formation, call Staff Sgt. Mark Stagray or Manuel Gonzalez
at 284-7219 or 284-7220.

Forms required to leave country
All members and their families who depart from Tocumen
International Airport are required to have SOUTHCOM Form
4, Certificate of Exemption from the Passenger Service Fee. In
addition, if there are any changes to the original port call date,
SOUTHCOM Form 5, Travel Authorization, is required. Af-
ter receiving orders, everyone should report to their orderly
room with a copy of orders in hand to be issued the needed
forms. For more information, call unit orderly rooms.


EFMP Program
AR 608-75, chapter 2, para 2-1, b, 1, the following person-
nel must be screened prior to PCS: family members PCSing
from OCONUS to OCONUS, family members PCSing from
U.S. to overseas, and family members already enrolled in
EFMP. NOTE: Family members PCSing to CONUS do not
need to be screened. For more information, call 288-6365
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 288-6695 Tuesday and
Thursday. A list of no shows will be given to Lt. Col.
Wilhelm and Command Sgt. Maj. Humphries. Questions and
concerns can be addressed to Sgt. 1st Class Agueda at 288-
6268.
DOIM needs your help
The DOIM Mail and Distribution Center customers
are reminded that only unit mail clerks are authorized to
post and pick up official mail from the MDC. Personal
mail is not authorized with one exception - relocating
personnel are allowed to mail out change of address cards
available from the Post Office by presenting a copy of
their Official Travel Orders. Do not mail office equip-
ment, furniture, supplies, noncurrent working files, com-
puters and other IT equipment. Also, due to a manpower
shortage and space limitation, unit mail clerks must make
an appointment when mailing more than five parcels. For
more information, call the Mail and Distribution Center at
288-3428.

Security badges
Remember to carry your USARSO security badge with
you at PCS time. The procedures for access to restricted
areas, in effect in Building 95, Fort Clayton, will be used
in Building 390, Fort Buchanan. This applies only to per-
sonnel relocating to Puerto Rico that possess a permanent
photo USARSO security badge. If you received your per-
manent USARSO security badge from the USARSO Badge
Office and are not relocating to Puerto Rico, turn in your
badge at out-processing time. For more information, call
Ms. White at 288-3512/3513.

Panama Veterans
An email discussion list has been started for all Panama
Veterans. This list is for anyone military or civilian who has
been a part of the U.S. Forces in Panama. To subsribe, simply
go to http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/PanamaVets.

Humanitarian Service Medal
The Humanitarian Service Medal will be awarded for those
personnel assigned to the Ecuador El Nifio Disaster Relief Ef-
fort. The award has been approved for those service members
who provided humanitarian assistance and were assigned to
the operation from May 9 - 24, 1998. For more information,
call 1st Lt. Gillespie or Mrs. Wilson-Carrasco at 288-66
55/4155.

Tropic Breeze Club relocates
On Aug. 1, the Tropic Breeze Club will close and relo-
cate to Building 707 (Cafe 707 and Top 3 Lounge). All
club membership dues will be discontinued on this date and
the existing Top 3/Officer's Lounge will become a base
lounge, open to all ID Card Holders ages 18 and older.

Kobbe pickup point closes
The U.S. Army Laundry and Dry Cleaning service
pickup point at Building 801 Fort Kobbe will close July 1.
Any unclaimed items beyond this date will be sent to
Building 876 Curundu.











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Tropic Times 9
June 18,1999


Hspitl Bief


Puerto Rico
Anyone shipping household goods to Puerto Rico and
who has already processed their shipment needs to go to
Room 214, 2nd Floor of the Transportation Office, and
see your shipment counselor to sign a limited power of
attorney. This limited POA will be used to clear your
household goods through Puerto Rico Customs. Failure
to sign this limited POA may result in the delay of pro-
cessing your household goods shipment, or the shipment
of another person if the shipment is in the same con-
tainer. For more information, call Mr. Myke at 288-
6465/6759.

Pass and ID news
Effective Aug. 16, the ID Card Section, Ground Floor,
Building 519, will begin to process and issue manually
typed active duty and dependent ID Cards. All electronic
issuance of ID Cards and enrollment into the DEERS for
military and their dependents will be processed by mail
to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. We encourage you to visit
the ID Card Section and to review your ID Cards if they
are about to expire or will expire by Dec. 31. For Air
Force and Navy personnel, your ID cards will be re-
newed by your service component. Contact your servic-
ing personnel center for details. For more information,
call 288-5636.

Pets in TLF
If you have pets and wish to stay in on-base Tempo-
rary Lodging Facilities prior to your departure from
Howard, housing has a plan for such circumstances. Four
TLF's in the Farfan area have been designated for your
convenience. You still have the option to go to off base
quarters, but if you wish to stay close to base, visit the
Housing Office or call 284-6411.

Unusual PCS plans
The current wing-wide policy requires review of plans
for any unusual PCS plans for airmen, such as driving,
motorcycling or boating back to the United States from
Panama. This includes review of the itinerary, route,
equipment and contact plans to ensure that these move-
ments are properly planned and the risks properly as-
sessed. Squadron commanders will approve.each trip and
the travelers' progress will be tracked through the
Howard Command Post who will do the required Mili-
tary Group notifications for people as they proceed. For
more information, contact unit supervisors.

Excess baggage
Official temporary duty or permanent-change-of-sta-
tion travelers may be authorized to travel with excess
baggage. The authorization is for items to accomplish a
mission immediately on arrival. The orders approving
official - not the TMO - grants the authorization. For
more information, call 284-3069.

Education records
All education records located at the Howard Educa-
tion Office have been sent to outbound assignments for
distribution to all active-duty members at their final
outprocessing briefings. The Howard Education Office is
now located in Building 707, Family Support Center, for
limited service. For more information, call 284-3153/
5650/4347/3865/5860 and the FAX number is 284-6552.

DRMO in Panama
People who want to buy items directly from DRMO in
Panama should go online to www.drms.dla.mil/catalog/offi-
cial/29-9413.htm. For more information, contact Mitchell
Hodges at 285-4132, mhodges@panama.drms.dla.mil.

Howard PCS Housing Services
Ybu can make reservations in advance for a furnished
housing unit with appliances for up to 45 days from
your departure date. Another alternative is staying in
your quarters using loaner furniture for up to 45 days
from departure date. However, this alternative does not
include appliances. Temporary Living Allowance will
not be used as long as loaner furniture or set-aside
housing units are available. The exception is that up to
five days from departure date, you may draw TLA to
move to Temporary Lodging Facilities on base when
available or an approved hotel downtown to accommo-
date hold baggage shipment. For more information, call
284-3301.

Self-Help Store items still available
The Self-Help Store is closed. However, it is still pos-
sible to get air filters for air conditioning units and light
bulbs for your home at the east end of Building 2 in the
Customer Service Office. If anyone has self-help work to
do, they need to submit an AF Form 332 at the CE
Customer Service desk.


Army dental records
The Dental Clinic at Fort Clayton will close June
30. Patients need to pick up their dental records
prior to this date. Active-duty members' records
not picked up prior to this date will be sent to the
HQ Commandant's Office for pickup prior to
PCSing. Retirees and family members' records not
picked up will be retained at Howard Dental Clinic
until Aug. 31. Any records of family members or
retirees remaining after Aug. 31 will be sent to the
military medical records repository. Contact the
dental clinics at Fort Clayton, 288-7551, or Howard,
284-3009.

Sick Call hours for Clayton Clinic
The 24th Medical Group Primary Care Clinic
at Building 519 on Fort Clayton continues with
the redeployment. Due to both the decreasing
number of active duty members in Panama as
well as a decreasing number of clinic personnel,
it has become necessary to eliminate the "Early
Bird" 6-9 a.m. Sick Call. The new Sick Call hours
will be 7-9 a.m. beginning on Monday. The Pri-
mary Care Clinic scheduled appointment hours
will remain unchanged with availability from 9
a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m. As previously adver-
tised, the Primary Care Clinic on Fort Clayton has
a closure date of July 30. Please plan accordingly
for your medical needs, to include picking up
your medical records. After July 30, medical care
will continue to be available at the 24th Medical
Group on Howard AFB. If you have questions
concerning your healthcare, please contact
TRICARE at 288-4152/4991 or 284-6877.

Fort Clayton Clinic drawing down
The services at the Fort Clayton Clinic are rap-
idly coming to a close. Effective July 1, these pa-
tient care clinics will stop providing care: Pediat-
rics, OB/GYN, Optometry, Mental Health, Early
Development/Intervention Services and Public
Health. However, the 24th Medical Group at
Howard AFB continues to provide a wide range of
quality healthcare services. All beneficiaries
should consult their provider before closure to
eliminate any disruption in their healthcare. All
questions should be directed to the TRICARE of-
fices at Howard, 284-6977, or Fort Clayton, 288-
4152.

Howard Physical Examinations
The Howard Physical Examinations and Stan-
dards Element will be discontinuing periodic fly-
ing medical examination services on June 30. If
your birth month falls between now and your fi-
nal redeployment dates, please contact the PESE
as soon as possible to accomplish the necessary
flying examination. For further information,
please contact Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at 284-
6343 or 284-6-155.


Separating and retiring airmen
The Howard Physical Exams and Standards Element
will be discontinuing military medical examination ser-
vices on June 30. If you plan to separate or retire at the
end of this assignment, please get with the appropriate
Personnel Office to obtain the necessary examination au-
thorization requests. For further information, please con-
tact Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at 284-6343 or 284-6155.

Howard Reduces Services
The Howard AFB Physical Examinations and
Standards Element will continue to provide full ser-
vices until June 30, then reducing to administrative
services until July 31. For more information, please
call 284-6343 or 284-6155.

Clayton Physical Exams Closure
The Fort Clayton Physical Examinations and Stan-
dards Element has ceased all operations. The Physical Ex-
aminations and Standards Element at Howard will con-
tinue to provide examination services until June 30 and
other administrative support services until July 31. For
more information, please call Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at
284-6343 or 284-6155.

No more pap smears after June 30
. Effective June 30, the 24th Medical Group will no
longer perform routine pap smears. Persons requiring a
routine pap smear can call the appointment desk at 284-
3832 to schedule an appointment before June 30.

Optometry closure coming up
Routine optometry examinations will continue in Build-
ing 186 at Howard AFB through July 1. Military eyewear
already ordered will continue to be dispensed until July 9.
Emergency care by referral as well as flight medicine sup-
port for active duty troops will continue to be offered
through the end of August.

Orthopedic services
Orthopedic services are still available through the
CHAMPUS Partnership Provider at the Howard AFB
Clinic until July 22. For more information, call your Pri-
mary Care Manager.

Physical Therapy reduces services
The 24th Medical Group Physical Therapy
Clinic has reduced its services by 50 percent and
will close July 1. In preparation for this reduction in
services, clinic personnel are working closely with
all providers in an effort to ensure the transition is
as painless as possible for all customers.

Pickup films
The 24th Medical Group Radiology Depart-
ments at Howard and Fort Clayton requests that all
films be picked up no later than Aug. 1. After Aug.
1, the films will be sent to St. Louis, MO for staging.
For more information, call Capt. Haycocks at 284-
6351.


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Important notice for


Community Bank Customers

As previously announced, all remaining Community Banks in Panama will be closing Aug. 27. The
closing is a result of the Panama Canal Treaty which mandates that all U.S. troops leave Panama by the
end of 1999.
Effective immediately, if you are a Community Bank account holder, you should move your banking
relationship to another financial institution to ensure you do not experience any interruption in direct de-
posit, allotment or other electronic drafts.
All Community Bank checking and savings accounts still open as of Aug. 27 will be closed, and a
cashier's check for the ending balance will be mailed to the address on record by Sept. 1
A limited service facility, to be located at AAFES on Corozal, will remain open until Dec. 15 to accom-
modate check cashing for authorized customers. An ATM will also be located at the AAFES location.
The limited service facility will not maintain any Community Bank personal accounts.
A final reminder: all checks drawn on your account will be returned "account closed" if they are re-
ceived for processing after Aug. 27. Therefore, it is imperative that the action be taken now to move your
account.
Your Community Bank manager will assit you in any way to facilitate a smooth transfer. If you have
any questions, please call Demetrio Martinez at 285-4005.


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Sports


Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama
Serving the Joint Community


June 18, 1999


Air Force
The Howard Fitness Center is
sponsoring a 5K Fun Run Saturday
at 6:30 a.m. T-shirts for the first 100
finishers.
The Howard Bowling Center,
which is scheduled to close July 30,
is offering a Redeployment Special
which is three free games per cus-
tomer during operating hours. For
more information, call 284-3451.
The Howard Bowling Center is
hosting a NAF Sale July 10 from 8
a.m. to noon. Open to ID Card hold-
ers only. For more information call
284-1490.
Free aerobics classes are held at
5:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays. Also at
4:45 p.m. Monday - Fridays. For
more information, call the HFSC.
For more information on Air
Force sports, call the Howard Fit-
ness Sports Center at 284-3451.

Army
The Clayton Bowling Center
features free open bowling. Center
hours are Mon.-Fri. from 11 a.m.-6
p.m., Sat. from noon until 8 p.m.,
Sunday and holidays from 3-7 p.m.
Hours are subject to change as
needed for parties, leagues or
special events.
Is your child
having a birth-
day and you're
wondering what
to do? Why not
have a Kiddie birthday
party at the Bowling Cen-
ter. A special package
is available. For more
information, call 288- W
5460.
Aerobic classes are available at
the Fort Kobbe Elementary School
Gym. The cost is $1 per person.
Classes are 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Tues-
days and Thursdays, and 9 - 10 a.m.
on Saturday. For more information,
call 284-3399.
Step aerobics instruction is avail-
able at Reeder Fitness Center. For
more information, call 288-5201.
For more information on Army
sports call DCA Sports at 288-5610/
3866 or the Reeder Gym at 288-4713/
7861.

Upcoming runs
Sportline America and the Isth-
mus Road Runners are sponsoring
a Nike 6K Run at 6:30 a.m. Sunday
at Plaza Nueva York. The Isthmus
Road Runners and the Panama
Olympic Committee are sponsoring
the following runs: an 8K run at 7
a.m. June 27 at El Dorado near
KFC, and a 10K run at 7 a.m. at the
Panama Canal College on July 11.
The Panama Armed Forces Run-
ning Association is sponsoring 2, 3
and 5-mile runs 7 a.m. July 17 at
the Fort Clayton Pedestrian Gate.
For more information on upcom-
ing runs, call Allen Jones at 288-
3310.


Valent Rec hosts ping pong tournament
story and photos by
Sgt. Paul Bouchard
Tropic Times Editor
FORT CLAYTON - Abdiel A.
Gutierrez defeated Tony Reina 21-17, 21-
16 to win the June 12 double-elimination
ping pong tournament hosted by Fort
Clayton's Valent Recreation Center.
Guiterrez credits his victory to "just
trying to return his (Reina's) serve." He
added that "when I had a chance to at-
tack, I attacked."
Reina applauded Guiterrez's style of
play. "When he attacked, he was very
difficult to beat." He said his concentra-
tion wasn't always 100 percent, but that
Guiterrez was the better player for the
championship match.
Trophies were awarded to the top-
three finalists in the tournament. And
another ping pong tournament is slated
for late July.


Abdiel A. Gutierrez won the June 12 open ping pong tournament
hosted by Fort Clayton's Valent Recreation Center.


Tony Reina (left) finished in sec-
ond place, while Abdiel A.
Gutierrez won the championship
trophy. Trophies were awarded to
the top three participants in the
tournament. James Pierre was the
third-place finisher.


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Gutierrez (serving) defeated Reina 21-17, 21-16 to win the championship.


Fort Clayton offers free bowling, swimming

Fort Clayton's Williford Pool .
and the Bowling Center now - - ..
offer free swimming and
bowling. The swimming pool,
which is scheduled to close
Sept. 30, is open seven days
a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. S '
except Tuesdays and Thurs-
days - the Tuesday and : -
Thursday hours are from 11
a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Bowling Center, which
is scheduled to close June 30,
has the following hours of
operation: weekdays from 11
a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from
noon until 8 p.m., and Sun-
days and holidays from 3 to 7
p.m. Keep in mind, the "4 -
Bowling Center hours are
subject to change as needed
for parties, leagues or special
events. For more information,
call the Bowling Center at
288-5466 or Williford Pool at
288-6660.


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*News


Tropic Times 11
June 18, 1999 L


National Guard units hold inactivation ceremonies


story and photos
by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Wedeking
National Guard Bureau-Public Affairs
FORT CLAYTON - Allaying some
people's fears that more than 15-years of
successful National Guard deployments
had totally ceased, the commander for
U.S. Army South in Panama said citizen-
soldiers would continue to be tapped for
their expertise in Latin America and the
Caribbean even though the U.S. military
is pulling out of Panama.
These words of encouragement came
during a June 4th inactivation ceremony
at Fort Clayton, Panama, for two of the
Army National Guard's two premier units
- the Exercise Support Command and the
Theater Equipment and Maintenance
Site.
"As I look out over this proud collec-
tion of citizen-soldiers, I realize that we
will be seeing each other many times - I
repeat: many times again," said Maj.
Gen. Philip R. Kensinger, U.S. Army
South commander. "The contributions
you and thousands of National Guards-
men like you in this command have made
in this part of the world is unprec-
edented. The contributions that you will
continue to make will help us shape and
preserve a hemisphere of peace, stability
and prosperity."
Because of the continuing U.S. mili-
tary base closures in compliance with the
coming Panama Canal Treaty deadline on
Dec. 31, 1999, and the eventual turnover
of U.S. Control of the Panama Canal to
the government of Panama, forward-de-
ployed Air and Army National Guard
units stationed in Panama have been cas-
ing their colors while the U.S. military re-
locates U.S. Army South headquarters to
Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
Although Kensinger acknowledged
during the somber deactivation ceremo-
nies he was saddened to see the National
Guard and U.S. military leaving Panama,
he noted that citizen-soldiers should
proudly hold their heads high because
the ceremony climaxed more than 15
years of National Guard involvement in
the Western Hemisphere.
Kensinger reflected back on the Na-
tional Guard's efforts throughout Latin
America and the Caribbean, to include
deploying tens of thousands of National
Guard troops to the area to build roads,
schools, medical clinics, freshwater
wells, and providing medical treatment
for hundreds of thousands of people.
Besides the engineering and medical
efforts, Kensinger was also thankful for










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the National Guard's military police, in-
fantry training and exchanges, logistical,
supply and maintenance, public affairs,
military intelligence, signal, finance, and
ordnance disposal support.
"As your unit prepares to inactivate
and you prepare yourselves to depart, I
want you to pause for a moment and real-
ize the immensity of what you have ac-
complished here," Kensinger said. "It is
here at this critical point, your units and
the U.S. National Guard soldiers have
achieved their finest hour."
Some may consider the Total Force
policy a cliche now, but Kensinger in-
sists that the National Guard will con-
tinue to be tapped more and more for the
"tough jobs" because of the "success
story" they wrote in Latin America and
the Caribbean.
To prove his point, Kensinger noted
that only seven countries in the Western
Hemisphere were even democratically
elected governments when then-Maj.
Kensinger first witnessed Guard deploy-
ments in 1983 to Latin America. How-
ever, more than 15 years later and with
the Guard leaving Panama, he noted a
radically positive change in the region.
Now only one country still is not a prac-
ticing democracy - Cuba.
"I ask myself how can I begin to re-
pay you for all that you have done in
these foreign lands. I'm not sure I know
how," the general said. "The change to
democracy in the region I think has all
been done by your efforts."
Despite the glowing words of encour-
agement, some National Guard citizen-
soldiers, many who participated in years
of various military and humanitarian exer-
cises over the years while serving in the
tropics, still could not help experiencing
feelings of sadness.
That melancholy was especially com-
pounded when some returning 'citizen-
soldiers, who previously served in
Panama, witnessed some of Fort
Clayton's virtually deserted family quar-
ters, the abandoned Theater Equipment
and Maintenance Site motor pool at Fort
Kobbe and the lifeless flight line at
Howard Air Force Base.
"It is sad that we are having to leave.
Panama is such a beautiful country. I
have friends here in Panama and with the
military, so with everyone splitting up
and leaving I will miss them," said Puerto
Rico Army National Guard Spc. Lana
Luciano of Mayagiiez, P.R., and a logis-
tics specialist at Exercise Support Com-
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back and remember all of
the hard work the Na-
tional Guard has done
here, but we have to try
to be positive and look
at all of this as just an-
other step."
Other citizen-soldiers
- like North Carolina
Army National Guard
Capt. Gary Robinson, Ex-'
ercise Support Command
protocol officer - said he
and others were still in a
state of disbelief that al-
most a century of U.S.
military involvement on
the isthmian nation was
actually coming to an
end.
"It still hasn't hit,"
added Robinson, who is
a native of Fort Wayne,
Ind. "It probably won't
hit until we're standing
on the ground in Puerto
Rico."
Others view the de-
parture of the National
Guard from Panama as
one more positive para- Maj. Gen. PI
graph that has been writ- South comm
ten in a thick book docu- while Col. A
meeting hundreds of Command c
years of National Guard discussion f
history. tional Guard
"The National Guard citizen-soldiers
have always done a good job, and thanks
for a job well done,"Col. Angel M. Rivera,
Exercise Support Command commander
said following the casing of the colors. "I
think this is the end of a chapter and the
start of a new one."
Looking toward the future, military
officials at National Guard Bureau in
Arlington, Va., said planning new exer-
cises in the expansive Southern Com-
mand theater will shift back to indi-
vidual states, where planning officers
will have to assume more responsibil-
ity in the planning process rather than
relying so heavily on forward-deployed
units.
To make sure leaders and troops get
the word about the changes, National
Guard Bureau's Deputy Director and
Brig. Gen. Michael J. Squier, and Col.
Clyde A. Vaughn, former Exercise Sup-
port Command commander and presently
chief of National Guard Bureau's Opera-
tions Division, attended the deactivation
in Panama.


hilip R. Kensinger (left), U.S. Army
ending general, looks off in thought
Lngel M. Rivera, Exercise Support
commander, makes a point during a
following the inactivation of the Na-
unit at Fort Clayton, Panama.
With National Guard states knowing
they will now have to be more reliant
on their own leaders and noncommis-
sioned officers to make future exercises
a success, Guard officials believe the
National Guard will still continue to
professionally represent the United
State's oldest military institution - not
only in the Western Hemisphere, but
around the world.
Still others said the high-standards
and zeal with which National Guard
troops displayed in the tropics over
the years will also see them continuing
to serve in their role as goodwill am-
bassadors.
"I thought we offered something
unique. We completed all of our assigned
missions successfully and we met all of
our deadlines," added Lt. Col. Donald E.
Potter, Teams commander, who following
completing his tenure as a commander in
Panama, will be returning to National
Guard Bureau.
"Sometimes I wonder how we did it, but
we met all of our missions," Potter said.


(Left) National Guard citizen-soldiers performing Color Guard Duty stand at attention with
the flags of the United States of America, Panama, and the unit colors for Exercise Sup-
port Command headquartered at Fort Clayton, Panama, and the Theater Equipment and
Maintenance Site headquartered at Fort Kobbe, Panama, during a brief inactivation cer-
emony held recently at Fort Clayton. (Above) As a flag bearer (left) waits, Command Sgt.
Maj. Royal J. Moulton (second from left) cases the colors of the inactivating Exercise Sup-
port Command headquartered at Fort Clayton, Panama, while Col. Angel M. Rivera (sec-
ond from right), unit commander, rolls up the National Guard unit's flag and Maj. Gen.
Philip R. Kensinger, U.S. Army South commanding general, stands at attention during
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June 18, 1999


News


56th Signal Battalion relocates to Puerto Rico


story and photos by Charlie McElroy
Tropic Times Staff
COROZAL- "Debit Verbum Tran-
sire" sounded loudly as the 56th Sig-
nal Battalion held its Relocation Cer-
emony in Corozal on Monday. The bat-
talion will continue to serve under the
command of U.S. Army South from its
new post at Fort Buchanan, Puerto
Rico.
The ceremony, with over 200 people
present, marked the last of U.S. Army
South's battalions to inactivate or relo-
cate outside of Panama.
"While we experience a great loss in
moving the 56th from Panama," said
Col. Richard B. Thomas, commander of
the Theater Support Brigade, "we feel a
great sense of pride in the legacy you
take with you to a new era in Puerto
Rico." Elements of the 56th will remain
in Panama to close out communica-
tions support.
"The 56th Signal Battalion has
proven itself repeatedly in both peace
and war," said Thomas. "The compre-
hensive, timely, and responsive com-
munications support provided by the
battalion has been crucial to the suc-
cess of USARSO and SOUTHCOM op-
erations."
Thomas emphasized that whenever
and wherever U.S. Army South con-
ducted operations, the 56th Signal Bat-
talion ensured that well-trained, well-
equipped, and well-led soldiers and ci-
vilians were on the scene in support.
Since 1927, the 56th Signal Battalion
has been a dynamic participant in many
strategic and tactical operations. On D-
Day, the battalion participated in the
initial amphibious assault landings on
Omaha Beach and thereafter supported.
combat operations in Northern France,
the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and
Central Europe for which it received
battle streamers and the Meritorious
Unit Commendation for notable World
War II service.
In more recent history, the 56th Sig-
nal Battalion provided support to U.S.
Southern Command during Operation


Just Cause which helped restore de-
mocracy in Panama and earned the bat-
talion "Panama" battle streamers.
While still based in Panama, the bat-
talion provided superb strategic and
sustaining base communications in
support of Operations Safe Haven and
Safe Passage for thousands of Cuban
migrants from Castro's dictatorship.
In the past two years, the 56th Sig-
nal Battalion has deployed soldiers and
civilians throughout much of Central
and South America and the Caribbean
in support of command exercises and
humanitarian relief. The battalion sup-
ported medical readiness exercises,
peacekeeping exercises, distinguished
visitor programs, overseas command
conferences, and real world disaster
relief operations in the wake of hurri-
canes Mitch and Georges.
"The 56th Signal Battalion is like no
other signal organization in the world,"
said Lt. Col. Frederick J. Maxwell, bat-
talion commander. "Its diverse organi-
zational structure and mission make it
unique. It is also the busiest signal unit
in the Army and one of the best."
Maxwell went on to say that the cer-
emonial casing of the battalion colors
marked the departure of the battalion
from Panama, but that a rich legacy will
remain - a legacy of people.
Speaking of Maxwell's fine perfor-
mance of duty as commander of the
56th Signal Battalion, Thomas said,
'"Colonel Maxwell has been a superb
mentor of soldiers, noncommissioned
officers, officers and civilians. He is a
caring and compassionate leader whose
highest priority has always been to.
take care of his people so they can
take care of their mission."
Thomas went on to say that he was
honored to have served with the mem-
bers of the 56th Signal Battalion. He
thanked each of them for their selfless
sacrifice and professionalism while
serving here in Panama, and expressed
confidence in their ability to continue
serving the Army's proud traditions at
their new duty station in Puerto Rico.


(Above) Lt. Col. Frederick J. Maxwell, 56th Signal Battalion
commander, salutes the ceremonial casing of the battal-
ion colors as the remaining members of the battalion
prepare to depart for Puerto Rico. (Below Left). Maj.Gen.
Philip R. Kensinger Jr., USARSO commander, congratu-
lates Col. Maxwell for a job well done. (Below Right)
Members of the 56th Signal Battalion Color Guard per-
form the flag casing during the ceremony held at
Corozal.


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Tropictivities

Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Page B1
Serving the Joint Community


SMiThSONiAN'S MARiNE ExhibiTioN CENTER ON Isk NAOS


story and photos by Charles S. McElroy
Tropic Times Staff
AMADOR - "DON'T PUT YOUR FINGER IN
THAT!" is a phrase you won't hear at the Marine Exhi-
bition Center on Naos Island. The mission of the center
is to teach young and old about the mysteries of the
sea, and a hands on experience is the best way to do it.
Ever had a star fish "walk" across your hand?
The Marine Exhibition Center, located on Amador
Causeway, is a must visit if you want to have a relaxing
day while getting to know Panama's rich diversity of
coastal and near shore sea life. The center is operated
by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and re-
ceives more than 40,000 visitors annually.
There are guided attractions or you can do it on
your own. You will also find the tranquil and serene lo-
cation a perfect site for a picnic as you gaze in one di-
rection across the bay at the skyline of Panama City or
in another direction at the ships waiting to enter the Pa-
cific entrance to the Panama Canal.
There are live exhibits from the Caribbean and the
Pacific Ocean with "touch tanks" holding live marine or-
ganisms. Don't be frightened. These creatures are the
ones of awe and wonder - sea stars, shellfish, sea ur-
chins and larger crustaceans. There is the occasional
rarity that will make you shudder, but all the exhibits
promise to tell you more than you knew about the amaz-
ing world of the sea.
There is an overlook high enough to allow you to
look out across the bay and into the horizon of the Pa-
cific Ocean, as well as closer-by seabirds and inverte-
brates - for example, spineless limpets and snails.
There's a lovely nature trail where you may be able
to view two or more different species of iguanas and
sloths. If you've never seen a sloth, it's a mesmerizing
ballet in slow motion and something you won't easily
forget. The center's guides always seem to know where
the sloths are, so just ask them.
Isla Naos, the site of the Marine Exhibition Center,
has a history - it was the location of one of Panama's
first deep-water ports, a base for the defense of the Ca-
nal, a Boy Scouts camp, and a home for fishermen. To-
day, the bunkers that used to house huge 80 millimeter


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mobile cannons used for defending the Canal have been
turned into classrooms for student visits and a projec-
tion room for showing movies.
You can reach the center by driving two miles out
Amador Causeway to the first of three islands called Isla
Naos. The Marine Exhibition Center is clearly marked
with signs, and the entrance is located just past the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute which is a hub
for research of marine and coastal environments. The
drive is worth it - it's possibly one of the most beautiful
causeways in the world.
The center is open to the public from Tuesday
through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a small donation
required - $1 for adults and 50 cents for children under
12. For more information call 227-6022.


(Above) Visitors get a hands-on education
about the many marine exhibits on display.
(Below Left) The "Relationship Between the
Man and the Sea" pavilion also overlooks the
Pacific Ocean. (Below) Serene nature trails
and picnic areas are a wonderland of nature.


Youth Program
The Howard Youth Center is offering
a Free Summer Program for kids right up
until July 30. Lots of fun and educational
activities are scheduled for children
ages 5 to 12. Children must be regis-
tered in order to participate in the pro-
gram. For more information, call the
Youth Center at 284-4700.


Foster Care
The Family Advocacy Program wel-
comes participants interested in becom-
ing Certified Foster Care Parents. The
program provides training that enables
you to gain rewarding experiences.
Applicants must reside on a military in-
stallation. For more information, call
Nelida Holnes at 288-6643.


Relocation Center
The Relocation Assistance Center of-
fers a variety of services. For those
PCSing. there are computers with
Internet access and a well stocked
lending closet to help you with all your
basic household needs. For more infor-
mation stop by Building 200, Fort
Clayton, or call 288-9234/9235.
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Notices


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Air Force
*Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107
Tours depart from Howard Theater.
Old Panama and Miraflores Locks
tour 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, $10/per-
son. Enjoy lunch at a typical Panama-
nian restaurant. Bring money for lunch
and purchases. Don't forget your
cameras.
Peacock bass fishing trip 5 a.m. -
2 p.m. Sunday, $25. Join us for a super
day of fishing near Arenosa Village
on Gatun Lake. Bring your own fish-
ing gear, lunch and refreshments. We
provide transportation, boat with
guide, bait, ice and coolers for fish.
Fish cleaning is available.
Santa Clara Beach tour 8 a.m. - 4
p.m. Sunday, $14/person. Spend the
afternoon on one of Panama's finest
beaches. You can swim, sunbathe,
play volleyball, enjoy a picnic in one
of the bohios, and even rent horses to
ride on the beach.
Visit Gatun Locks 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 25, $14/person.Our air condi-
tioned bus will take you to the historic
"Gold Coast," the Atlantic side of the
Istmaus of Panama. Once there, we'"
visit Fort Sherman, home of the U.S.
Military Jungle Operations Training
School, the Army's Zoo-home of an
18foot anaconda, ocelots, monkeys


and the historic Fort San Lorenzo. Cross
the Gatun Locks Bridge and have lunch
at your own expense at the Tarpon Club
restaurant. We'll also visit the Spillway
and Dam, and you'll get to watch the
Gatun Locks in operation. Don't forget
your camera.
Crocodile photo safari 8 - 11 p.m.
June 26, $40. Spend the evening watch-
ing crocodiles on this evening adven-
ture. Trained guides will capture the
crocodile, giving everyone the chance to
take pictures. Don't forget insect repel-
lent, your camera, flash light and rain
gear.
Isla Grande snorkeling trip 7 a.m. - 4
p.m. June 26, $22/person. Isla Grande is
known as the Diamond of the Atlantic,
located 75 miles from Panama City and 29
miles from the city of Colon. It has abun-
dant vegetation and a beautiful white
sand beach with a variety of colorful fish
that can be seen in the surrounding coral
reefs.
Parara Puru Indian village tour 8
a.m. - 4 p.m. June 26, $22. Take a cayuco
ride along the Chagres River to visit the
unique Parara Puru Indian community
and experience their social lifestyle and
witness their primitive customs dating
back 500 years. Bring a sack lunch and
don't forget the camera.
El Valle horseback riding trip 7 a.m.
- 4 p.m. Saturday - May 30, $24. Ride a


horse and explore the countryside in El
Valle, the beautiful mountain valley lo-
cated in the interior of Panama. El Valle's
lush vegetation, colorful flowers, water-
falls, ancient Indian pet-roglyphs and
cooler temperatures make it one of
Panama's popular tourist attractions.

Army
*Outdoor Recreation Center: 288-
7355/6453
Reservations for outings are under
way at Building 178, Fort Clayton.
Canoe the Chagres - Pacific Satur-
day, $20 includes transportation, equip-
ment and guide.
Snorkel/dive Isla Grande June 26.
Visit El Valle Sunday and June 27.
Nestled in the green mountain of the
province of Cocl6 is El Valle de Anttn,
a resort town which has become an im-
portant jewel in Panama's ecotourism
treasure chest.
The Mamoni overnight trip is avail-
able. Includes a two-hour drive into"
Chepo and a three-hour horseback ride.
Enjoy typical food, rustic sleeping ac-
commodations and activities. Not meant
for the mild at heart. For more informa-
tion, call the center.
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
Make early reservations for tours:


Visit historic Panama City
founded in 1506 and destroyed and
sacked by pirate Henry Morgan. Tour
the Casco Viejo founded in 1676 and
reminiscent of its Spanish and French
heritage. Stop at San Jose Church to
see their Golden Altar, the National
Theater, Las Bovedas enjoy live music
Friday and Saturdays and the French
restaurant 7 p.m. Monday - Fridays,
and the new Canal Museum.
Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
Stop at Portobelo to see the Black
Christ.
El Valle 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Enjoy
shopping in the native market which is
only open on Sundays. You'll be able
to purchase handicrafts such as soap-
stone carvings, bateas, and pottery. El
Valle's lush vegetation, colorful flow-
ers and waterfalls make it one of the
most popular tourist attractions in
Panama. Enjoy lunch -at Hotel
Campestre.
Shopping tour 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday. Visit Central Avenue, El
Dorado and Los Pueblos shopping
malls, the most popular shopping
area in town.
Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest
military air fares, hotel, car rental dis-
counts and more. For more informa-
tion, call 288-7077.


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El Morro
People enjoy beautiful days by flying kites and visiting El Morro
Castle, Puerto Rico.



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Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
The center is located on the
Ground Floor of Building 707. New
hours: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday -
Fridays, noon - 6 p.m. Saturday,
closed Sundays and holidays and
noon - 6 p.m. down days.
the Frame Shop will be closed on
July 10.
Graphics Shop relocation. The
Graphics Shop will move to Building
707 on July 16.
*Howard Skills Development
Center: 284-6361
The Balloon Shop is located in
the Skills Development Center, Build-
ing 711. Check our daily specials and
make someone smile. The Skills De-
velopment Center now has the Bal-
loon Shop and Pack-N-Wrap with
gifts, balloons and wrappings for
shipping for all occasions.
*Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107
Rent Howard bohios and pools for
private parties or squadron func-
tions. If you wish to serve alcohol,
you must submit a letter of request


to the 24th Support Group deputy
commander at least four working
days before the event.
*Howard AFB Sports and Recre-
ation Rental Center: 284-6107/
3539
Check out the wide variety of
equipment for rent, camping, fishing
and boating, home entertainment,
home improvement, outdoor, picnic
and party, sports and cooking equip-
ment for a minimal fee daily, weekend
and weekly rental. PCSing? If so, get
$5 off weekly and monthly rentals on
TVs, VCRs and TV/VCR combos.
Must be accompanied by orders.
Rent a mountain bike for a month or
week and receive a free water bottle.

Army
*Valent Recreation Center:
288-6500
Private tours for 10 - 15 people
can be arranged. Advance reserva-
tions and payment required for any
tours listed or other local tours. The
center also provides music rooms,
movies on weekends, slot machine,
pool tables, ping pong tables and
rental service.


Air Force

*Howard Skills Development
Center: 284-6361
New hours of operation 10 a.m.
- 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturdays.
The center accepts commercial
credit cards.
Registration and payment are
required before attending classes.
Classes will be cancelled 24 hours
prior if minimum participation is
not met.
Frame Shop will close on July
10.


Army
*Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts
Center: 288-5957/7360
Center is scheduled for closure
June 30. Patrons are requested to
clear their wood and multicraft
projects.
Drawing and acrylic painting 2
- 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday. Watercolor and oil
painting techniques 7 - 9 p.m.
Thursday. Painting supplies are
not included in the fee. Register in
advance.


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(Courtesy)
Miraflores Visitors Center
The Visitors Center in Miraflores Locks is one of the Panama Canal's prin-
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June 18, 1999 B J


CLASS OF '65
PARAIso HIGH
SCHOOL IS HOSTING
A FATHER'S DAY
LLINCHEON HONOR-
ING THE REV. CANON
DENNIS N. JOSIAH 3
P.M. SUNDAY AT
PALACIO DORADO,
LOCATED ACROSS
FROM MCDONALDS
IN THE EL DORADO
AREA. COST IS $20
PER PERSON. FOR
MORE INFORMATION
OR TICKETS, CALL
276-6205, 442-
0708 OR 221-8449.


Cronica de Fin de Siglo
* Bernheim Gallery
The Bernheim Gallery is hosting the presentation
of the French artist Didier Lalanne Estrabaut with the
exposition End of Century Chronic. The exposition is
7 p.m. through the month of June. Come and enjoy
this beautiful exposition that the gallery is pitting on
for you. For more information, call 223-0012/0006, or
e-mail us at bernheim@sinfo.net.


'99 Installation Dinner
* Marriott Panama Hotel
The American Society of Panama is hosting their
'99 Installation Dinner 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Marriott Hotel. Guest speaker is second vice-presi-
dent-elect Dominador Kayser Bazan. Tickets are $25
for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more infor-
mation or tickets, call David Hunt at 285-9836, Fred
Denton at 223-2215, or Pamela Oakes at 270-0864.


NAF Sale
* Bowling Center
The 24th Services Squadron is hosting a NAF Sale
8 a.m. - noon July 10 at the Howard Air Force Base
Bowling Center. We are selling the entire house; ev-
erything is going. Bring lots of money, family and
friends, and enjoy this special sale that the squadron
is putting on for you. Sale open to ID card holders
only. For more information, call 284-4190.


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Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
Beginner, intermediate and
advanced English and Spanish
classes. Call the center for more
information.
*Howard Pool: 284-3569
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 6
p.m. Tuesday - Sunday and holi-
days. Closed Monday.
Water Aerobics 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays, $2/
class, call for more information.
*Howard Auto Skills Center:
284-3370
The Auto shop will close July
1.
Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m Tuesdays
- Thursday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri-
days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 11
a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday and closed
Monday and holidays.
Vehicle resale lot: Planning to
sell your car? Contact Auto Skills
at Howard.
Services: Towing 11 a.m. - 7
p.m. Tuesday - Thursdays, 11
a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday (as long as a qualified
driver is on duty). If a tow extends
beyond 5:30 p.m., there is an addi-
tional hourly charge. Air condi-
tioning repair, brakes, oil changes,
tune-ups, front-end alignment and
welding available.
Vehicle inspection services 11
a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thurs-
days, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9
a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5
p.m. Sunday self help and closed
Monday. Cost is $10.25. Have
your vehicle inspected at the cen-


ter in Building 722. Vehicles cannot
be left for inspections. For more in-
formation, call the center at 284-3370.

Army
*Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba
Shop: 288-7355/6453
The Aquacenter, Building 178, is
now closed on Sundays.
Motorboat operator course of-
fered 8 a.m. - noon monthly. Fee is
$10 for Jon boat certification, $20 for
Boston Whaler/ocean certification.
Advance reservations required. Ef-
fective June 1, there will be no fees
for the Motorboat operations'
course.
Gatun Lake fishing charters
available, $30/person, minimum of
three people, includes Jon boat w/
30hp, boat, guide, cooler, fishing
tackle, bait and safety equipment.
Open-water dive classes on Mon,
days. Minimum of six people re-
quired. Includes pool sessions,
theory sessions and open-water
dives. Register in advance.
The Scuba Shop has equipment
for rent, advanced instruction and
services to include repairing spear
guns, regulators and gauges.
*Auto Craft Center:
The center is located in Buildings
178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort
Clayton will close operation June 30.
The shop features work-area
bays, electric lifts, instructions and
classes.
Electric engine analysis 4 - 9 p.m.
Monday.
Air-conditioning maintenance 2
p.m. Monday, Thursdays and Fri-
days. Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10


a.m. - 5 p.m Sundays.
Wheel alignment 3 - 9 p.m. Mon-
days, Thursdays and Fridays.
Brake repair class 1 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday.
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
New hours of operation: 9 a.m. -9
p.m. Monday - Fridays, noon - 9
p.m. Saturday, Sundays and holi-
days. Register for ongoing classes.


Spanish headstart class, eight
week course, meets twice a week.
Intermediate Spanish classes
available. Fee includes manual. For
more information, call the center.
Piano classes Mondays - Thurs-
days, half-hour sessions,
Basic English classes 10 a.m. -
12:10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.
Intermediate English Mondays and
Wednesday.


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Visit El Valle Griselda Sterling (TropicTimes)
Enjoy shopping in the native market which is only open on Sundays. You'll be able to
purchase handicrafts such as soapstone carvings, bateas, and pottery. Call 284-6107 or
288-7355 and set up your trip or tour now.


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Potpourri


The Directorate of Civilian Personnel is
accepting applications on a continuous basis for
the following announcements. All interested
applicants need to re-submit an updated SF-171
every six months. Registers established from
these announcements will be used to fill
temporary positions.

VB# 51-OC General Clerical, NM-4 (Used to
fill most clerical positions). *

VB# 52-OC Sales Store Checker, NM-3
(Intermittent wk sch). *

* Until further notice, the written test for all
temporary appointments to clerical positions at
grades NM-2, 3, and 4 is waived.

VB# 55-OC Secretary (Typing/Office
Automa-tion), NM-5, specialized experience
required.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE JOB INFORMA-
TION CENTER WILL CLOSE PERMA-
NENTLY JUNE 30, 1999 (4:15 P.M.)

VB# Vacancies, Title And Location Open: 06-
18-99 Close: 06-29-99

277-99-SS INFORMATION SYSTEMS MGT.
SPEC. NM-301-13. 9th Signal Command, 56th
Bn. Command Group, Deputy Commander.
Treaty Implementation Planning Officer.
Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 year equiv. to
NM-12. TIG: 1 year at NM-12. Note: Competi-
tive Temp. Promotion. 11-29-99. Limited to
current permanent employees. Bilingual
(English/Spanish) Security Clearance required.

278-99-SS MANAGEMENT ANALYST, NM-
343-09. 9th ASC. 56th Signal Bn. Resource
Management Office, Manpower Branch.
Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 year equiv. to
NM-07. TIG: NM-07. NOTE: Competitive
Temporary Promotion. NTE: 11-29-99.

279-99-SS TELEPHONE OPERATOR. NM-
382-05. 9th ASC. 56th Sig. Bn. 94th Sig. Co.
TSB. Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 year
equiv to NM-04. NOTE: Temporary NTE: 09-
01-99. Security Clearance required. Shift Work.

280-99-SS ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN,
NM-856-11. 9th ASC. 56th Sig. Bn. 94th Sig
Co., SATCOM. Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.:
1 year equiv. to NM-09. TIG: 1 year at NM-09.
NOTE: Competitive Temporary Promotion
NTE:10-31-99. Limited to currentPermanent
and Term employees. Security Clearance
required. Driver's License required.


American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is seeking a
qualified individual to join its staff at Fort
Clayton, Panama as an after-hours worker.
Duties include: provide social services to
members of the military and their families,
verification of emergency leave information for
military commanders, financial assistance and
confidential counseling. Worker will be on call
nights, weekend and holidays.Requirements:
must hold a valid military privileges ID card, be
US citizen, reside within 20 minutes of Fort
Clayton and have access to telephone and
transportation. Wages: $5.50 per hour, with a
guarantee of a minimum of 10 hours per week
when scheduled. Qualified persons may submit
a resume at Building 519, Room 344 or mail
resume to Office of the Station Manager,
Americnan Red Cross, Unit 7125, APO AA
34004.

State Side University Job Opening
State Side University needs teachers and
professors for liberal arts, graduate and under
graduate program. The university is projecting
to set up a branch in Panama. Those interested
in applying should mail their resume to Suite
447, APDO 0832-2745, World Trade Center.


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Clayton
*Cafe 519: 288-6007
Breakfast 6 - 11 a.m. Monday - Fri-
days. Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with hot spe-
cials, a salad bar and sandwiches. Enjoy a
special buffet Thursdays.
*Clayton Community Club: 288-4716.
The Club is now featuring a la carte dining
5 - 9 p.m. Tuesday - Saturdays.
Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The
best deal in town, best value and best entertain-
ment. Enjoy the hot and cold entrees, salads,
breakfast items, pastries and desserts. Great
food and background music.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Fri-
days. Treat yourself to a nice break.
Discover Cafi 1999 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday -
Saturdays. Menu includes popular treats of the
former Loop such as: buffalo wings, taco
salad, burgers and a casual atmosphere,
coupled with varied appetizers and main
courses. The Cafe will provide a great dining
alternative.
The Corral is open 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Wednes-
days, Fridays and Saturdays. Join in for great
country sounds.
*La Mola Caf6: 288-4202
Breakfast 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Monday - Fri-
days, 7 - 11 a.m. Saturday - Sundays; lunch
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday - Fridays, 11 a.m.
- 1 p.m. Saturday - Sundays; dinner 5 - 8 p.m.
daily.

Howard
*Tropic Breeze Club-Building 710: 284-
4189
Cashiers hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday
-Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.
- noon Fridays.
Closed for lunch 1:15 - 2 p.m. daily.
"A la Carte" Sunday breakfast 9 a.m. -
noon. Eggs-to-order, pancakes, bacon, sausage,
omelets, fresh breads, croissants and more.
A la Carte breakfast 6 - 9 a.m. Monday -
Fridays.
International lunch buffet 11 a.m. - 1:30
p.m. $4.95. Friday: Southern buffet.
Monday: All American. Tuesday: Italian.
Wednesday: Mexican. Thursday: Oriental.
All ranks a la carte dining. 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturdays. A great menu with
appetizers, salads, soups and entrees to please
everyone.
Breezeway open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday
- Wednesday and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday and Fridays, Ila.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays, noon - 11 p.m.


Sunday. For more information, call the Club.
Steak out 2:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday.
*Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom
Open for special functions only. R & B 8
p.m. - midnight Fridays.
*Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284-
4189.
Open 11 a.m. - midnight Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. -
1:30 a.m. Friday.
Members only Social Hour 5:30 p.m.
Friday.
Pool tournaments 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Alternative Rock and Tecno 4 - 8 p.m.
Variety music 8 p.m. - midnight Saturdays.
Free juke box 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Monday.
Karaoke plus Late Night Disco 11a.m. -
midnight Monday and more Karaoke until 2
a.m. Tuesday.
Service Members Appreciation Day and
draft beer special all day Wednesday.
Pool tournament 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Social hour with snack 6 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Country and Western night 8 - 11 p.m.
Thursday.
Members night and club card drawing
8:30 p.m. Thursday. Social hour reduced
prices 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
All nighters/live entertainment 9 p.m.
Saturday and June 26. Open to enlisted
members and their guests.
*Top 3/Officer's Lounge: 284-4189
Open 4 - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursdays.
Super social hour 5:30 - 6:30
p.m.Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Blue Note 7 p.m. Saturday and June 26.
All ranks welcome.
Boss and buddy night social hour 5:30
p.m. Monday.
*Mulligan's on the Green at Horokb:
283-3295
Breakfast menu 6 - 10 a.m.Sundays -
Saturdays. Open for lunch and dinner.
Weekly lunch and dinner 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday,
6 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday and holidays.
Mongolian barbecue 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Monday, $8.95 for the first 8-ounce and $4.95 for
the vegetarian version.
*Cafe Seven-O-Seven-Building 707: 284-
5848
Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, fruit shakes and
crossants. Specialty bagels and pastries.
Open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Fridays. Noon -
5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. Try our deli
sandwiches and pastries.


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Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Howard AFB 6:30 pm: The King 4:30 pm: Forces of 4:30 pm: The King 7 pm: The Love 7 pm: A Murder of 7 pm: The 7 pm: Edtv
284-3583 and / Nature* and I Letter Crows* Mummy*
8:30 pm: The Love 6:30 pm: Edtv 6:30 pm: Baby
Letter* 9 pm: A Murder of Geniuses
Crows* 8:30 pm: Office
Space

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288-7279 9 pm: A Murder of and I of Nature* of Crows* Letter Letter
Crows* 6:30 pm: The 6:30 pm: Edtv
Mummy* 9 pm: Life
9 pm: The Love
Letter




All movies are subject to change depending on R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent
arrival in country or adult guardian.
Tickets are available in five price categories: $3.50, $3, $1.75, PG-13 Parental guidance suggested for children under 13.
$1.50 and $1. *First run movies $3.50 **Special Price PG Parental guidance suggested.
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Showing tonight at the Howard Theater.

A Murder Of Crows
Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger
After getting disbarred by the courts of Louisiana,
Russell Lawson decides to publish a mystery novel under
his own name which was actually written by another man.
When it comes to light that the crimes depicted in the book
are real unsolved murders, he becomes the prime suspect.
R, 1 hrs, 42 min.

Baby Geniuse
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd
Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd star as two evil
doctors working for the world's leading manufacturer in
baby products.Turner and Lloyd are secretly working on
cracking the lucrative secret of "baby talk." Problems arise
when the baby geniuses unite to overthrow the doctors
and their laboratory. PG, 1 hr, 34 min.

Edtv
Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman
Matthew McConaughey stars as a beer-can dangling,
video store clerk who happens to be an adult. His affable
charm and good looks land him a job on an experimental
television show where he's the 24-hour star. Woody
Harrelson plays his obnoxious brother, whose perky girl-
friend, Jenna Elfman, begins to think she's picked the
wrong brother. PG-13, 2 hrs, 3 min.


Forces of Nature
Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck
Ben has two days to get from New York to Sa-
vannah for his wedding. How hard can that be in
this age of planes, trains and automobiles? Vari-
ous circumstances hinder his trip to Savannah. Ben
has to wonder if somebody up there is trying to
tell him something. R, 1 hr, 49 min.

Life
Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence
Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are two-
bit criminals wrongly accused of murder by a very
white sheriff. From the gravesite of the two aged
buddies, the movie flashes back over the 50 years
they spent in prison, the important times and
W events they missed, along with a never-ending
supply of prison pranks. R, 2 hr, 15 min.

Office Space
. Jennifer Aniston, Ron Livingston
Mike Judge, the creator of "Beavis and
Butthead," directs Ron Livingston as an over-
worked programmer on the verge of a mid-life
crisis. His personal life offers no relief until an
encounter with lovely waitress Jennifer
Aniston. Motivated to do something different,
he convinces his fellow cubicle mates to rebel
against evil corporate boss Gary Cole. R, 1 hr,
28 min.

The King and I
Animated
Miranda Richardson lends her voice to this animated ad-
aptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musi-
cal. A British teacher and her son travel to the exotic land of
Siam. Miranda Richardson is the voice of Anna, sent to
tutor the children of the King, played by Martin Vidnovic.
PG-13, 1 hr, 28 min.

The Love Letter
Kate Capshaw, Tom Selleck
In the sleepy New England town of Loblolly By The
Sea, a letter has arrived that is going to wake things up.
It is a love letter-ardent, sensual ... and unsigned. Every-
body who reads it wonders who it's for and who it's
from. Determined to find the letter's author, Helen
MacFarquhar begins a quest that will open her life to a
new chapter involving two decidedly different men.
George, an old friend from her past, and Johnny, a young
man very much in her present. Will one of them decide
her future? R, 1 hrs, 28 min.

The Mummy
Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz
Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah star as
treasure-seeking explorers in 1925. During a dig at an an-
cient Egyptian site, they accidentally awaken a mummified
warrior. A 3,000 year-old legacy is unleashed as the three
find themselves at the center of a supernatural terror. PG-
13, 2 hrs, 4 min.


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5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
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1:00 Fletch (TV-PG)
3:00 Suspect (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
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8:30 Showbiz Today
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12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
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3:00 Sylvester & Tweety
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4:00 Xena: Warrior Princess
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
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2:00 MSNBC
3:00 Headline News
3:30 Military Briefings
4:00 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
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12:00 Headline News
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
2:00 Friday Night Fights (T)
4:30 Motorworld
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8:00 Harriet The Spy (TV-
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10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
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2:00 The View
3:00 Better Homes & Gardens
3:30 Home Matters
4:00 Can't Hurry Love
4:30 Ellen
5:00 Murphy Brown
5:30 Mad About You


6:00 Headline News
6:30 Classic Cartoon
7:00 Sesame Street Specials
7:30 Puzzle Place
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10:30 California's Gold
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11:30 Navy/Marine Corps
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7:30 Puzzle Place
8:00 Disney's Pepper Ann
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9:30 Are You Afraid of the
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10:30 California's Gold
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Navy/Marine Corps
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12:00 Hercules: The
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1:00 WWF Superstars
2:00 Women's World Cup
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4:00 Major League Baseball:
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Gold
1:00 Flaming Star (TV-PG)
3:00 Raging Bull (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 Hour of Power


6:00 Dateline NBC Fri
7:00 ABC 20/20 Fri
8:00 CNN Saturday Morning
9:00 Showbiz
9:30 Style with Elsa Klensch
10:00 CNN Saturday
10:30 Page One w/Nick
Charles
11:00 RPM 2Night
12:00 NCAA Baseball:
College World Series
Championship Game
3:00 PGA Golf:
U.S. Open Championship
(3rd round)
See Prime Time table
12:00 Headline News
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 Washington Week In
Review
1:30 Wall Street Journal
Report
2:00 NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series: (T)
4:30 IROC Auto Racing: (T)
IROC XXIII
5:00 Sportscenter







6:00 Beverly Hills, 90210
7:00 Party of Five
8:00 Paper Mask (TV-PG)
10:00 The View
11:00 Better Homes & Gardens
11:30 Home Matters
12:00 Can't Hurry Love
12:30 Ellen
1:00 National Geographic
Explorer
1:30 Mad About You
2:00 Beverly Hills, 90210
3:00 Party of Five
4:00 Paper Mask (TV-PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00 Mrs. Doubtfire (TV-PG)
2:00 Worship for Kids
2:30 On Main Street
3:00 700 Club
3:30 Real Videos
4:00 7th Heaven
5:00 Road To Avonlea


6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour
6:30 Outreach of Love
7:00 The Field Afar
7:30 Day of Discovery
8:00 Sunday Today
9:00 Air Force TV News
9:30 Adventures From The
Book Of Virtues
10:00 Promised Land
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Air Force Television
News
12:00 NASCAR Winston Cup
Racing:
Pocono 500
4:00 NFL Europe:
Scottish Claymores at
Amsterdam Admirals
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1:00 Friday Night
2:00 Videolink
3:00 8 Seconds (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour
6:30 Outreach of Love
7:00 The Field Afar
7:30 Day of Discovery
8:00 Sunday Today
9:00 Air Force TV News
9:30 Adventures From The
Book Of Virtues
10:00 Promised Land
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Air Force Television
News
12:00 NASCAR Winston Cup
Racing:
Pocono 500
4:00 Major League Baseball:
Rangers at Red Sox
See Prime Time table
12:30 America's Black Forum
1:00 Friday Night
2:00 Videolink
3:00 8 Seconds (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Motor Week
6:30 This Week In Motor
Sports
7:00 Sunday Morning
8:00 CBS Sunday Morning
9:30 CBS Face the Nation
10:00 CNN International
10:30 Style w/Elsa Klench
11:00 Wimbledon Preview
12:00 PGA Golf:
U.S. Open Championship
(final round)
See Prime Time table
12:00 George Michael Sports
Machine
12:30 Headline News
1:00 ABC This Week
2:00 PBA Bowling: (T)
Tucson Open
3:00 NCAA Track & Field:
(T)
Outdoor Champion-
ships
5:00 Sportscenter


6:00 Dr.Quinn Medicine
Woman
7:00 Touched By An Angel
8:00 Mrs. Doubifire (TV-PG)
10:00 Worship for Kids
10:30 On Main Street
11:00 700 Club
11:30 Real Videos
12:00 7th Heaven
1:00 Road To Avonlea
2:00 Dr.Quinn Medicine
Woman
3:00 Touched By An Angel
4:00 Mrs. Doubtfire (TV-PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00 Miracle On 1-880 (TV-
PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren & Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
5:00 Power Of Dreams


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Big Bag
10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Sesame Street
4:00 California Dreams
4:30 In The Mix
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:00 Late Show with David
Letterman
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 83 Hours til Dawn (TV-
PG)
3:00 Mask (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Big Bag
10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 All Dogs Go To
Heaven**
3:30 Superman
4:00 California Dreams
4:30 In The Mix
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 83 Hours til Dawn (T
. PG)
3:00 Mask (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 NBC News Special:
Drug Bust: The Longest War
7:00 Navy/Marine Corps
News
7:30 Air Force Television
News
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Morning Business
Report
9:00 ABC Good Morning
America
11:00 NHRA Drag Racing:
Pontiac Nationals
12:00 CART Auto Racing:
Budweiser 200
2:00 ABC 20/20
3:00 Headline News
3:30 Military Briefings (T)
4:00 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:00 Headline News
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
2:00 Major League Baseball:
(T)
A's at Tigers
5:00 Sportscenter




6:00 New Detective
7:00 ER
8:00 Miracle on 1-880 (TV-
PG)
10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
11:30 Home Improvement
12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
1:00 Power Of Dreams
2:00 New Detective
3:00 ER
4:00 Miracle on 1-880 (TV-
PG)
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12:00 Doc Hollywood (TV-
PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren &Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
5:00 Intimate Portrait Series:
Audrey Hepburn


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Blues Clues
3:30 Newton's Apple
4:00 Nick News
4:30 Scholastic Sports
America
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
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3:00 Wall Street (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00. Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Mighty Ducks
3:30 Newton's Apple
4:00 Nick News
4:30 Scholastic Sports
America
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
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3:00 Wall Street (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Dateline NBC Monday
7:00 ABC 20/20 Monday
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Morning Business
Report
9:00 ABC Good Morning
America
11:00 Boxing: (T)
1:30 RPM 2Night
2:00 MSNBC
3:00 Headline News
3:30 Military Briefings (T)
4:00 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
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12:30 ESPNews
1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
2:00 USAC Auto Racing: (T
1999 World Of Outlaws
4:00 X-Games: X-Games
Trials (T)
Best Of Bikes
5:00 Sportscenter


6:00 Biography: General
George Patton
6:30 Biography: General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
7:00 Law & Order
8:00 Doc Hollywood (TV-
PG)
10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
11:30 Home Improvement
12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
1:00 Intimate Portrait Series
Audrey Hepburn
2:00 Biography: General
George Patton
2:30 Biography: General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
3:00 Law & Order
4:00 Doc Hollywood (TV-
PG)
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12:00 Cagney & Lacey: True
Convictions (TV-PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren & Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
5:00 CNN: The Cold War


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Barney & Friends
10:30 Bodyshaping
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Sesame Street
4:00 Hang Time
4:30 Legends of the Hidden
Temple
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 Stand By Me (TV-PG)
3:00 Dog Day Afternoon
(TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Barney & Friends
10:30 Bodyshaping
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Goof Troop
3:30 Gargoyles
4:00 Hang Time
4:30 Legends of the Hidden
Temple
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 Stand By Me (TV-PG)
3:00 Dog Day Afternoon
(TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Dateline NBC Tuesday
7:00 CNN Early Edition
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Morning Business
Report
9:00 ABC Good Morning
America
11:00 Major League Baseball:
(T)
Reds at Diamondbacks
2:00 MSNBC
3:00 Headline News
3:30 Military Briefings (T)
4:00 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
) 2:00 Major League Baseball:
(T)
Reds at Diamondbacks
4:30 ESPNews
5:00 Sportscenter


6:00 Vietnam: The 10,000-
Day War
7:00 Melrose Place
8:00 Cagney & Lacey: True
Convictions (TV-PG)
10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
11:30 Home Improvement
12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
1:00 CNN: The Cold War
2:00 Vietnam: The 10,000-
Day War
3:00 Melrose Place
4:00 Cagney & Lacey: True
Convictions (TV-PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00 Mark Twain & Me (TV-
PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren & Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
5:00 Understanding


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Animaniacs
3:30 Sesame Street
4:30 Blues Clues
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 To Kill A Mocking-
bird (TV-PG)
3:00 Birdy (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Animaniacs
3:30 Waynehead
4:00 Hercules: Legendary
Journeys
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
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12:35 ESPNews
1:05 To Kill A Mocking-
bird (TV-PG)
3:00 Birdy (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Dateline NBC Wed
7:00 ABC 20/20 Wed
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Morning Business
Report
9:00 Good Morning
America
11:00 PCRA Rodeo
Wrangler World Of
Rodeo
12:00 Heavyweight Boxing:
Michael Grant vs Lou
Savarese
2:00 CBS News 60-MIN II
3:00 Headline News
3:30 Military Briefings (T)
4:00 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:00 Headline News
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
2:00 Major League
Baseball: (T)
Padres at Dodgers
5:00 Sportscenter






6:00 Eyes On The Prize
7:00 X-Files
8:00 Mark Twain & Me
(TV-PG)
10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
11:30 Home Improvement
12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space
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2:00 Eyes On The Prize
3:00 X-Files
4:00 Mark Twain & Me
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(TV-PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren &Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space
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4 cyl, loaded, runs grt
$2700/obo, 280-3978
88 Chrysler Reliant sta/
wgn, AT, PS, AC $500,218-
1205
89 Chrysler Le Baron, conv
$1650, 228-4061
89 Pontiac 6000 $2000,
288-4939 after 6 pm
90 Eagle Talon, AT, AC,
PS, PW, am/fm cass, grt
car $3000, 288-7874
90 Hyundai Excell, 2 dr,
AT, AC, all extras, dty pd
$3200/obo, 259-9809
90 Nissan Maxima, V-6,
AT, LM, new tires, am/fm
cass, dty pd $5800, 218-
1158
90 Pontiac 6000 LE, 4 dr,
PW, PD, exc cond $3500,
263-5022
90 Saab 900, 2 dr, 5 spd,
AC $3000, 284-5402
91 Ford Escort,5 spd, new
batt, tires & brakes, reli-
able, exc cond $3000,288-
7958
91 Geo Storm, AC, hatch-
back, runs grt, gd cond
$3000/obo, 284-5571
91 Honda Integra, 4 dr,
sunroof, f/extras, back
spoiler $6800, 226-7450
91 Mustang 5.0, AT, LM
$3250, 263-3789
91 Pontiac Grand Prix, V-
6, blkw/grayint, AC,_PL, gd
cond $3900/obo, 264-
1664
92 Mazda 323LY, 4 dr, 5
spd, AC, sunroof $2100/
obo, 284-3284
92 Toyota Corona, 4 dr,
AT, AC, PW, alarm,
Kenwood stereo, dty pd
$4900, 260-8252


Duty-free merchandise
FORT CLAYTON (Contraband Control Office) - As a reminder, in
accordance with the Panama Canal Treaty and U.S. Southern Com-
mand regulations, duty-free merchandise, whether new or used,
cannot be given, transferred or generally sold to non-privilege hold-
ers. Violations to these dispositions may subject violators to prosecu-
tion under both military and Panamanian laws. It is sometimes per-
missible to sell an item, but only if Panamanian taxes are paid. Before
such a sale, it is strongly recommended that the seller contact the
Contraband Control Section for advice at 288-5814.
Access to installations is allowed for ID card holders & pass holders
only. All guests must be signed on by ID card holders.
El acceso a las instalaciones militares solamente le estA permitido
a las personas con tarjetas de identidad personal del Gobierno de los
EEUU y el personal con pases de acceso a las instalaciones. Todos los
invitados deben serfirmados a la entrada de las instalaciones por una
persona con tarjeta de identidad personal de los EEUU.


92Volvo940GLE,AT,AC,
new tires, am/fm cass
$12,000, 236-0832
93 Geo Metro, 5 spd, 3 cyl,
AC, runs gd, dty pd $3500,
259-9809
93 Lexus GS300, V-6, LM,
loaded $30,000, 288-
6130 after 6 pm
93 Plymouth Sundance,
AT, AC, new tires, runs grt
$2500/obo, 280-6152 be-
tween 5 - 9 pm
94 Mercedes Benz C280,
4 dr Sedan, exc cond
$23,000, 272-2080
94 Subaru Legacy Sedan,
5 spd, AC, grt cond $7200,
223-2153
94 Toyota Corolla, AT, dty
pd $7000, 272-2833
95BMW3181, LM, sunroof,
loaded, exccond $15,000,
226-7450
95 BMW M3, grt cond, dty
pd $22,000/obo, 272-
6636
95 Buick Century, AC, PB,
PS, need minor work, runs
grt, dty pd $6500,254-0974
95 Ford Taurus, V-6, AT,
AC, PW, PL, am/fm cass,
loaded, exc cond, dty pd
$9000/obo, 260-9345
96 Dodge Intrepid ES, AT,
LM, sunroof, loaded
$17,400, 260-7328
96 Honda Civic, 5 spd, AC,
PW, CD, dty pd $12,200,
260-7069
96 Oldsmobile Cutlass,
AC, PW, PS, dty pd $6200,
268-2973
98 Nissan 240SX, AC, PS,
PL, PB, CD, sunroof,
loaded, 285-9293
99 Ford Taurus, AT, AC
$7500, 263-2390



486 computer, 15" mon,
keyboard, CD-ROM,
spkrs, MS Office $475,
280-3978
Epson LQ 1070 printer
$180, 269-6728
Epson LX810 printer, short
carriage $20, 220-1808
Epson printer color $45,
260-0356
Gateway 486 w/Win 3.1,
Hewlett Packard desk jet
500 printer & modem
$300, 260-8252
Hand scanner text $20,
284-6127
Mac notebook 520 w/14"
mon, keyboard, mouse, in-
ternal modem, cables &
more $600, 280-3356 Iv
msg
Panasonic KX-P2624
printer dot-matrix $50/obo,
220-1808
Pentium 120 computer, 32
MB Ram, 4.3 GB HD, CD-
ROM, modem, 14" mon
$500, 224-5754
Pentium 166 computer, 32
MB Ram, 5.3 GB HD, CD-
ROM, modem, 15" mon w/
Epson printer $600, 263-
5022
Printer $200, fax mach
$150, 232-7294


19" TV color, no remote
control $100, 213-0396
19" Zenith TV $150, 272-
5895
32" SonyTV, like new, 284-
6824
Apelco VXL501 Hand-
Held marine radio $125,
225-1375
Digital camera $600, 232-
7294
GETV $250, cable system
$300, 232-7294
JBL L100 loud spkrs, Pio-
neer CD player, Yamaha
amp, Kenwood timer
$600, 214-8243
Pioneer cass recorder
player $75, Pioneer amp
& tuner $200, 285-3639
Polk audio RT-3 spkrs
$150/pair, 226-5135
RCA surround system for
TV, video, fm, 12w, 5 spkrs,
remote $250, 236-6093
TV, 284-4596



1 office chair, gray $18,
office arm chair $20, 223-
2072 after 7 pm
13' GE refrig $225,16' GE
frzr $325, 272-6239
18' GE refrig, no frost
$250, 277-7585
2 floral sofa $550, 288-
5376
22' GE refrig, side by side
w/ice maker $500/obo,
272-2403
23.7' Whirlpool refrig, side
by side $975, Maytag
washer& dryer $550,260-
0356
23.7' Whirlpool refrig, side
by side, exc cond $750,
259-8570
25' Kenmore refrig, side
by side $750, 272-2833
27' roper refrig w/ice
maker & dispenser $850,
25' GE upright frzr $250,
272-2028
28' commercial frzr $325,
GE refrig, no frost $250,
272-6210
60" cabinet wood $50,
272-5642
AC 10,000 & 13,000 BTU,
272-2028
AC 10,000 BTU $300, 2
Papasan chairs $250/
both, wood furniture forTV
$40, 213-0396
AC 10,000 BTU Goldstar,
232-6504
AC 10,000 BTU, dehu-
midifier, vac broom, floor
fan, 284-6824
AC 10,000, 272-6210
AC 14,000 BTU Feeders,
223-2153
AC 14,000 BTU Hitachi,
220 volt $175, 272-2833
AC 18,000 Westinghouse
$250, 272-6239
AC 6000 BTU Whirlpool
$150, 272-2947
AC 7900 BTU $100, 315-
0806
Antique Ivseat $200, 272-
2620


BR set w/bunk bed,
dresser, desk $1200, LR
set, 3 pc w/sofa bed $900,
229-0762
BR set, 2 bureaus, 2 end
tbl $775, dbl bed matt &
bed springs $150, 272-
5162
Cab w/formica top, draw-
ers $50, wooden wall cab
w/shelves $50, 6' metal
cab $50, 272-2028
Carpet, 9 x 12, blue $40,
224-6689
Carpets, 10 x 15, brige
$50,9x 12, rose $30,288-
4580
Carpets, 12 x 15, sea grn
$100, 10 x 12, brn $75,
260-8252
Carpets, Q/sz pillow-top
matt, daybed frame, craft
tbl, 284-5571
Ceiling fans $8/ea, 276-
6250
Ceiling fans, reclining
chair, refrig, 263-2390
Closet cab, blk $200, 284-
6127
Computer desk $100,
rocking chair $50, 232-
7294
Computer desk $80,
wooden bakers rack $30,
DR tbl $500, 284-5173
Computer tbl $125, lawn
mower $175, 272-2947
Couch $200, 260-9902
Crib, conforter, bumper,
blankets, lamp, curtains,
diaper & holder, 288-5704
Crystal chandelier, ceiling
fans, 272-5036
Daybed trundle, entertain-
ment center, 272-5036
Dbl bed w/triple dresser &
chest of drawers $450,
225-1375
Dehumidifiers $75, peg-
board & shelving units
$30, desk chair $40, 272-
1194
DR set w/8 chairs & china
cab, 272-5320
DR set, 10" tbl saw, 293-
6392
DR set, Q/sz matt, enter-
tainment center & more,
293-6392
DR tbl w/4 swivel chairs
$250, tile kitchen tbl w/7
chairs $150, coffee tbl
$100, 272-2028
DR tbl w/5 chairs, 232-
6504
DR tbl, 2 leaves, 2
benches $195, sofa,
cream, lvseat $250, maple
rocker $100, 232-5996
Fan chairs $25/ea, lamp
$10, wicker furniture,
couch, 2 chairs, tbl & cush-
ions $75, 272-5471
Furniture, rugs, grill, 284-
6722
Gas stove $75, 229-5500
GE washer $50, GE dryer
$75, 229-5500
Girl BR set, ivory bed,
dresser, chest, desk, 272-
2403
Girl BR set $300, boys
captain's trundle bed
$150, wood desk w/mirror
$100, 272-6829
High chair $30, changing
tbl $30, 284-5173











f.Classified Ads


K/sz bed, 288-6293
K/sz matt $35, 272-6553
Kenmore Ig micro oven
$150, 224-6689
Kitchen cab, wood marino,
5 pc $475, 272-1189
LR furniture, figurine cab,
tbl, new comforters, 272-
2072
LR set $500, 220-2442
LR set & tbl, new $550,
272-2765
LR, 2 pc, couch, Ivseat
$550, DR w/6 chairs, ma-
hogany, cherry $700,223-
2072 after 7 pm
Lvseat, couch, blk & gold
$700, ceiling fans $25,
272-2028
Matching couch & Ivseat,
dark grn & red $600, 288-
6902
Magic Chef gas stove
$300, GE washer, Ig ca-
pacity, heavy dty $300,
226-3566
Magic Chef micro oven &
cab $200, 262-1251
Mahogany DR tbl w/8
chairs & 3 extensions
$800, 272-2860
Micro oven, f/sz sharp $90,
260-0356
Oriental carved teak roll
top desk, 272-5320
Oriental DR set w/8 chairs
$4500, 228-4061
Padded bar w/4 stools
$200, 262-1251
Pair mauve lamps w/
shades $45, 272-2860
Q/sz bed, dresser w/mir-
ror, light, DR tbl w/6 chairs,
china mahogany, 272-
2765
Refrig, 2 dr, washer, 293-
6392
Refrig, frzr, 272-2072
Refrig, washer, 293-6392
Roll top desk $500, china
cab & buffet $350, 272-
2947
Roper washer, Ig capacity
$275, 272-2028
Rug, 12' x 15', tan $50,
315-0806
Rug, 9x 12& 12x 15, 284-
6482
Rug, 9 x 12, light blue $40,
recliner chair $125, drap-
eries $75, 272-2314
Rug, sm, blue $14, micro
$30, 223-2072 after 7 pm
Rugs & more, 284-4596
Rugs, 9 x 12, blue & light
grn $50/ea, 9x 6, navy blue
& dark grn $30/ea, 272-
2028
Rugs, blue & mintgrn, 272-
5036
Semicircular sofa $450,
sofa tbl $70, sofa recliner
$450/neg, 225-1375
Sofa, Ivseat $300, hutch
$500, powerwasher $250,
272-5895.
Sofa, Ivseat $475, 223-
2153
Tbl w/4 chairs, wht pedes-
tal $150, 260-8252
Teal roll top desk w/marble
inlay $400, teak china cab
$600, 272-6829
Various AC, Friedrich,
Panasonic, LG, General
$225/ea, 272-5880


Vertical & Bali blinds, 272-
2028
Washer & dryer $500, gas
stove $225, 220-2442
Whirlpool dishwasher
$75, 272-2833
Whirlpool refrig & frzr w/
ice maker $1200, Whirl-
pool dishwasher$50,260-
9902
Whirlpool refrig, almond,
gd cond $450/obo, 268-
2854
Whirlpool upright frzr
$300, GE refrig, dbl dr
$600, 226-3566
Whirlpool upright frzr, no
frost $150, 272-6553
Window AC 5000 BTU,
micro, 284-6482
Window AC, 284-5571
Wood bar $500,269-6728



150' fence, 5' high w/2
gates $100, 272-5320
2 carport roofs, 27' x 25'
$250/ea, 272-5880
2 concrete park benches
$25/ea, 272-6553
2 Lada Samara for parts
$1500/ea, 228-4061
4 13" steel rims for Toyota
Corolla, like new $50,272-
2314
400 big block Chrysler eng
$500, 272-5320
5' Avocado tree $35, 284-
6127
AC compressor, tools,
293-6392
AF Mess dress, 41 R $60,
236-5910
Alum BBQ grill on wheels
$40, convection oven $25,
272-6553
Baby bassinet $40, 284-
3474
Baby items toys, 272-2765
Bissell deep cleaning
mach, like new $105,232-
6957
Car seat $15, 223-2072
after 7 pm
Ceramic molds, 272-
2072
Child car seat, sea foam,
blue $40, 288-6902
Clothes, 288-6293
Craftsman tools, drill
press $350, band saw
$350, bench grinder $125,
268-2973
Exmas tree, tools, 293-
6392
Extra Ig dog kennel $35/
neg, 264-8050
Filled gas tank for BBQ
grill $20, sears 4 HP, 20
gal tank, portable air com-
pressor $300, 272-2028
GE elec range $350, 260-
9902
Heavy dty VS-3 velbon tri-
pod $30, 272-2028
Laser disc movies $7/ea,
226-5135
Little tikes toys, 284-5173
Md animal carrier $10,
272-6829
Men wedding ring, 14k
$75, 288-3065
Piano console $1200,
288-5335


Plants, 284-6722
Playard, stroller, 288-5704
Potted plants, wht bench
$50, 272-2028
Rear shock absorbers for
Bronco II $10/ea, 272-
1194
.Rigid conduit pipe elec,
�2" & more $2.50/ea, 272-
6553
Sm gas grill, 284-5571
Sterling silver flatware ser-
vices for 8 $2500, 272-
2860
Stroller, baby exerciser,
284-4596
Tropicalized Kawai piano
$1300, 288-7789
Window for 83 - 94 Topaz
Taurus, 222-4972
Window for 95 - 99 Blazer
S-10 Sonoma, 222-4972



85 Honda XR100 $850,
268-2973
93 Harley Davidson,
springer, LM & more
$20,000/obo, 285-3639
96 Yamaha Axis Scooter,
like new $1000, 288-5894



Ancon 214 B, 7 am - noon
Balboa 0822
Balboa 796 X, 7:30 am
Cardenas 7234 A
Clayton 16 B, 7- 11 am
Clayton 817 B, 6 - 11 am
Clayton 929 C
Curundu 2067
Curundu 2154, 7 am -
noon
Diablo 5775 B
Diablo 5781 A
Diablo, Qtrs 5084
El Dorado, Pacific Hills,
Tower 300, Apt 6 B, 7-11
am
Howard 1546 D, 7 am -
noon


Howard 1550 E, 7 am -
noon
Howard 597, 6:30 - 10 am
Lomas del Golf 151,
Cordova St, 8 am - 1 pm
Los Rios 6330, 7 - 11 am
Los Rios 6363 B
Los Robles614,7-11 am
Veracruz 32 A



26" ladies bike $80, 272-
2947
ABS exerciser, 284-6824
Aguashot II underwater
camera housing for dis-
posal cameras w/strobe
& macro kit $100, 272-
5642
Anchors, boating, fishing
equip, 232-7028
Basketball board, new,
272-2072
Bike, 288-6293
Bike, golf set, 232-6504
BMI home exer mach w/
150 Ibs weights $300,
268-2973
Iron horse exermach $150,
272-2620
Men professional' moun-
tain bike, like new $800,
236-5910
Mono fish line, 15/25 lb
bulk spools $5/ea, 272-
6553
Multi station home gym
system $250/obo, 272-
2860
Nordic track pro, ski exer
$300, 236-7623
Pro-Form exer bike $100,
268-2973
Rali girl bike, md sz $98,
288-7789
Scuba buoyancy compen-
sator w/pony battle attach
for 13' tank & adapt twin
tanks $300, 236-6302
Scuba dive alternate air
source for BCD by Scuba
Pro "AIR2" $150, 236-
6302


Scuba dive computer by
Oceanic "Prodigy" in con-
sole w/pressure gage &
compass $400, 236-6302
Scuba dive computer by
Sea Quest, wrist module
$380, 236-6302
Scuba regulator by Scuba
Pro, MK-20UL/D-400, ul-
tra light $500, 236-6302
Scuba tank $40, vest type
3C $30, 272-1194
Seatec buoyancy com-
pensator, Ig, new $250,
272-2860
Surf board water ski $60,
276-6250
Slalom ski $35, surfer$30,
hydro slide $30,232-7028
Stairmaster $50, treadmill
$50, 272-5471
Trampoline $125, 272-
2028
Trampoline $200, 272-
5895
Vitamaster ski mach $100,
272-5320



86 Jeep Cherokee, runs
grt $3850/obo, 284-6722
87 Dodge Caravan, AC,
PD, PW, am/fm cass, dty
pd $4000/obo, 237-1142
87 Jeep Wagoneer, 4 x 4
$3000, 284-4287
87 Jimmy GMCS-15, 4x4,
LM $4000/obo, 236-2623
87 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 x
4, 5 dr, AC, PW, dsl, exc
cond $6200/obo, 272-
5036
88 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 x
4, 5 spd, dsl, dty pd $5500,
232-6957
89 Ford Bronco II, 4x4, AT,
AC $3800, 315-0801
89 Ford Bronco II, dty pd
$3500/obo, 284-4802 be-
tween 7 am - 3:30 pm
90 Busito van, 12 pass
$4000, 272-2028
90 Jeep Cherokee LTD
$6500, 228-4061
90 Kia Besta van, 12 pass
$4000, 272-2028


91 Jeep Cherokee, dty pd
$5500/obo, 259-8816
92 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2
dr, AC, dty pd $10,500,
443-5393
93 Chevy 620 van, AC, TV,
VCR, CD $15,500, 230-
3442
93Econolineconvvan,AC,
TV, VCR, cass, fold down
bed $14,000/obo, 288-
4060
93 Pathfinder SE, V-6, 4 x
4, 4 dr, LM, CD, leather,
exc cond $11,500, 260-
7916
94 Isuzu Rodeo, dty pd
$10,500/neg, 264-8050
94 Pathfinder, all extras,
gd cond $8500, 226-8209
95 Buick Century, all ex-
tras, loaded, dty pd $6500,
226-8209
95 Nissan Terrano, 4 x 4,
4 dr, AC, hitch, exc cond
$11,500, 226-6174
96 Ford Explorer, AC, AB,
PW, PL, loaded $19,500/
obo, 288-6293
96 Grand Cherokee
Laredo, loaded, dty pd
$20,000, 269-6728
96 Toyota Hi-Lux, AC
$17,000, 232-7028
99 Toyota Hi-Lux, loaded,
285-9293



Collector seeks patches
from Howard AFB units,
will trade NASA, NATD &
GAF patches, 264-2771
Donations needed, tents
desks, plants chalk
boards, 223-2072 Sister
Mafi
Family for maid, biling,
honest, reliable, gd w/kids,
f/p time 288-5506
Guard dog, fem & Ig
fenced, 232-7119 after 5
pm
Roomates, fem, single or
shared rooms, exc place,
near bus stop, 260-5058
Kilda


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Nmon Ford-Livene to perform at Ancon Museum of Contemporary Art


This article is courtesy of
Neil Funkhouser Artists Management
ANCON - One of today's most promising young
artists, baritone Nmon Ford-Livene has performed
throughout the United States and Europe in operas,
concerts and theaters, most recently with the San
Jose Symphony in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
Having begun his musical training in piano at age
3, he has since appeared with the Cabillo Music
Festival under the direction of Marin Alsop, Opera
Memphis (High Priest, Samson et Dalila), Opera
San Jose. Upcoming engagements include lago
(Otello) and Escamillo (Carmen) and Amonasro
(Aida) for Syracuse Opera; Falke in Die
Fledermaus for Lyric Opera of Kansas City; recitals
for the Central Oregon Symphony and the
Lagerstrom Concert Series at CalTech; concerts with
the New West Symphony; the title role in Don
Biovanni for Opera San Jose; and Belcore (L'elisir
d'anmore) with San Francisco Opera.
A featured performer and program host on
National Public Radio, Ford-Livene has soloed in
concert at Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), the American
Cathedral of Paris, the Festivales Internacional de
Musica de Nhjera (Spain). Ambassador Auditorium,
the Carmel Music Society and the Rockport Chamber
Music Festival. Other solo appearances have been
with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the
MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles
Baroque Orchestra, and the San Jose Symphony. He
has sung with conductors Stuart Robertson, Peter
Mark, Franz Vote and William Vendice.
Ford-Livene recently won an Encouragement
Grant from the George London Foundation Awards


and was a finalist in the Loren
L. Zachary Foundation
Competition for Young Opera
Singers, as well as a Regional
Finalist in the Metropolitan
Opera Auditions and a Semifi-
nalist in the Tenth International
Tchaikovsky Competition. He
has received honors from the
Young Musicians Foundation,
the National Association of
Teachers of Singing and the
IRA Aldredge Acting Competi-
tion in Los Angeles.
Ford-Livene earned his
master of music and bachelor
of music degrees from the
University of Southern
California in vocal arts and
opera, where he was named
Outstanding Vocal Arts
Graduate for both degrees.
Ford-Livene will be
performing at 8 p.m. July 8 at
the Ancon Museum of
Contemporary Art (Museo de
Arte Contempordneo). Costs
are $10 and $15 and will
benefit St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church in Cerro
Viento, Panama.
For more information and
tickets, call 239-9709/231-3613
or 262-2051/2052.


One of today's most promising young artists, baritone Nmon
Ford-Livene will be performing at 8 p.m. July 8 at the Ancon
Museum of Contemporary Art (Museo de Arte Comtemporaneo).
Costs are $10 and $15 and will benefit the St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church in Cerro Viento, Panama.


I Comunty ries I


School records
Parents who have not picked up
their school records at Curundu El-
ementary, Curundu Middle and
Howard Elementary schools must
write to the address below to ob-
tain records. All records may be re-
quested from the following ad-
dress:
Fort Benning Schools
DODEA Records Center
201 Custer Road,
Building 2670
Fort Benning, Ga. 31905.

CCAF degree
The Education Office is
scheduled to close July 31. To
all those in line for senior master
sergeant, if you are completing
or near completing your CCAF
degree, stop by the Education
Office, as soon as possible to
have your records updated to re-
flect your current CCAF stand-
ing. For more inforamtion, call
Lisa Poland at 284-3263/4863/
3264.

Youth Program
The Howard Youth Center is
offering a Free Summer Program
until July 30. Your child must be
registered in order to participate in
the program. For more informa-
tion, call the Youth Center at 284-
4700.

Teen Center relocates
The West Bank Teen Center has
relocated to the Howard Youth
Center, Building 696. For more in-
formation call 284-4700.

New hours
The Fort Clayton Child Devel-
opment Center in Building 39 is
now open at 6 a.m.

Family Support hours
The Family Support Center
has new hours of operation.
They are now open 8 to 1 1:30
a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m, Mon-
day_- Friday. For more infor-
mation call the center at 284-
5010.


Volunteer register
- Volunteers and volunteer coordi-
nators should ensure that all volun-
teer hours are registered with the
Howard Family Support Center's
Volunteer Program. Also, any vol-
unteers who are PCSing in the near
future should come by the FSC to
pick up a letter stating their volun-
teer hours. For more information,
call Lizca Fearon at 284-5650.

Pet supplies
Since the Corozal Veterinary
Treatment Facility approaches clo-
sure on Aug. 31, the VTF is re-
minding pet owners to stock up on
routinely used medications to last
through their PCS move. Also, the
VTF is requesting that if your pet
is no longer in Panama or has been
adopted by another family, call
285-5866/5867 to help update
their records.

Mailing packages
The Fort Clayton Post Office
has implemented an appointment
system for individuals who need to
mail five parcels or more. Due to an
increase in moves, we suggest that
people call the number listed below
and arrange an appointment be-
tween 9 - 9:20 a.m. and the staff
will assist those individuals before
opening for regular customer ser-
vice. In return, this will decrease
the lines and waiting time for other
customers. All forms and documen-
tation need to be ready prior to the
appointment date. For more infor-
mation, call 288-5522/4802.

Pre-marriage
The last pre-marriage briefing
was held on April 23. Service
members desiring to marry should
visit the AG Passport and Visa
Branch at Building 519, Ground
Floor, Fort Clayton, or call 288-
4503/5207.

Free child care
Air Force staff sergeants and be-
low can receive up to 20 free hours
of childcare when they are within


90 days of PCS departure from
Howard Air Force Base. The Child
Development Center will provide
services. Members should bring or-
ders to the Family Support Center
to receive a certificate.

Parent support
The New Parent Support Pro-
gram is located at ACS Building 155
on Fort Clayton. Available are
monthly classes and support group
meetings. For more information, call
Nelida Holnes at 288-4921/5307.

Clayton Library
The Clayton Library on the
World Wide Web list hours, re-
sources and services. The address
is: http://www.army.mil/usarso/
libr/claytonm/.

Foster Care
The Family Advocacy Program.
welcomes participants interested
in becoming Certified Foster Care
Parents. The program provides
training that enables you to gain
rewarding experiences. Applicants
must reside on a military installa-
tion. For more information, call
Nelida Holnes at 288-6643.

Relocation Center
The Relocation Assistance Cen-
ter offers a variety of services. For
those PCSing, there are computers
with Internet access and a well-
stocked lending closet to help you
with all your basic household
needs. For more information, stop
by Building 200, Fort Clayton, or
call 288-9234/9235.

Vehicle registration
Personnel moving to Puerto
Rico can register their vehicle at the
LEA Vehicle Registration in Build-
ing 519, 2nd Floor, Room 246, 8
a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m. Monday
- Friday. You will need the vehicle
title, proof of insurance and orders
for Puerto Rico. Those who have
already shipped their vehicle to
Puerto Rico can also obtain their
decals at this office. For more in-
formation, call 288-4916/4919.


AAFES new check cashing policy
The AAFES Main Stores has implemented a new check valida-
tion process that verifies authorized customers upon check presen-
tation. This applies to all personnel
cashing checks and/or making mer-
chandise purchases in the Main " 1.....
Store. _
The new AAFES Corporate Cus-
tomer Database is a collection of authorized sponsor and family
member data received from the military DEERS and personnel sys-
tems of AAFES, NEXCOM and MCX. All customers not appear-
ing on the AAFES Corporate Customer Datatbase must fill out a
copy of the CCD Useform located at the Main Store Cashiers
Cage.
All active duty, retirees and their family members should al-
ready be on the DEERS System and no action on their part is nec-
essary. However, DOD civilians are not included in this database
and they will be required to fill out the necessary useform if they
wish to present a check for purchase or for cash. After the useform
is turned into the Exchange, the system should be updated within
24 - 72 hours.

AAFES store hours
The Main Exchange will now be open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday - Saturday and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. For more
informaiton, contact Mr. Tosh, store manager, at 285-4121.

Howard Exchange facilities change hours
Effective July 9 the following facilities hours will change.
Howard Shoppette Daily 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Burger King Monday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Burger King Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Antony's Pizza Daily 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Baskin Robbins Tuesday - Sunday 1I a.m. - 6 p.m.
Baskin Robbins Monday Closed

Merchandise relocation
All carpets and mattresses on-hand will be transferred to
Puerto Rico June 28. Due to container load minimums, no
new orders for sofas, chairs and loveseats can be placed. In-
dividual special orders for a limited selection of major ap-
pliances will be accepted until July 31 using the Cus-
tomer Convenience Request program. The normal lead
time for receiving major appliances is 4 - 5
weeks. For those relocating to another mili-
tary installation, all the same items are avail-
able either at the Exchange Furniture Store or
by special order.


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Community


Tropic Times Bll
June 18, 1999B


Children and stress

What is Stress?
Anything that causes a change in your body
can be called stress. These changes usually come
from different feelings we have, like:
* Happy
* Sad
* Scared
* Mad

Some signs of stress are:
* Nervousness
* Fast heartbeat
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* Headaches
* Stomach ache
* Sweating
* Worrying
* Bad dreams
* Fighting
* Crying

What is a sign of stress in your
life?
Stress can be pleasant or unpleasant.
Stressors: Things that cause stress are called
stressors, like:
* Divorce or separation of parents
* Loss of a good friend
* Going to a new school
* Illness/Death
* Taking a test
* Moving to a new town
Can you name a stressor in your life?

Some tips on handling stress:
* Take a deep breath
* Talk with someone
.0 .._ * Tense and relax your body
' " * Think positive
- ' �* Don't dwell on your
weaknesses
* Feel proud of your accom-
plishments
S*Do exercises and get proper
rest
* Massage your head/use
pressure points
* Picture what you want to happen
* Do some fun things
* Prepare for tests early
* Count to ten or punch a pillow
* Eat fresh fruit and vegetables
* Do something for others
* Find time to cool out
* Forgive yourself and others
For more information, contact the Wholistic
Stress Control Institute, Inc. at:
Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc. (WSCI)
2545 Benjamin E. Mays Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30311-0481
or email atholistic @mindspring.com.


Maxed out? Stretched to the limit?


story by Maj. Wilma P. WebsterI
USAF, MC
Physician, Health & Wellness Center
The $100 bill was gone. I must have placed it
too carelessly in my wallet; or else a very tricky
thief took it.
All I know is that it was irrevocably gone.
"Spilt milk," I could almost hear my grandmother
saying from her grave. Leo, my boyfriend,
however, was very upset. "How can you go
about life normally if you've just lost all that
money? Why are you so happy? What's wrong
with you?" Leo needed something to help him let
go, and it wasn't even his money! I suspect he
either ended up eating too much or getting
drunk.
When people resort to those things to chill
out, it's called 'maladaptive' because
even though the stress appears
to ease at first, in the long
run, more problems are
created and the original t !
one hasn't been solved yet.
The same goes for those
who take their frustrations out
on their wives, children and co-
workers.
Remember the face of the
mother in Georgia whose 15-
year-old son had just shot
a number of classmates?
She was so upset; she
looked like she was about to fall apart.
Some people suffer so much from prolonged,
unrelieved stress that they develop accidental
injury, insomnia, migraines and serious illnesses
such as alcoholism, depression, cancer and even
heart disease.
Look at the past few presidents over the
course of their terms. Some appeared to age
dramatically and others didn't. In the words of
one lady I talked to, problems just seem to roll
off some people's backs. The difference is most
likely due to one's ability to use relaxation
techniques and other stress relievers.


Stress relievers are things that you enjoy
doing, that relax you and help you forget your
problems. Massaging your scalp in the shower
every morning can do wonders. So can a foot
massage after work in the evening. Work these
into your routine for greater relaxation.
For many, the best relief is from strenuous
aerobic exercise: running, walking, swimming or
aerobics. Others prefer fishing, dancing, singing,
listening to music, chatting with friends, playing
video games, working on crossword puzzles,
reading books, writing letters or taking trips. All
these can help you relax and deal better with the
problems you have to face.
One of the key solutions is to remind yourself
to take regular, slow, deep breaths when you're
feeling stressed.
Another tech-
Sw nique is to lie down
, ', comfortably while you
picture yourself in a
peaceful forest near a
babbling brook, or another
S. \ site from your memory that you
found very relaxing. Keep that
picture in your memory as a place
you can escape to when you need
to calm down.
If you're overwhelmed with
S , work, a good idea is to be more
Realistic about what you can do.
Ask for help when you need it, or
hire someone to help you get things out of the
way. Become more organized. Unneeded junk
gets in your way, slows you down and clutters
up your life.
Living a simple life without useless complica-
tions can help you get rid of the overwhelmed
feeling. Give or throw away things you no longer
need, and enjoy the added benefit of helping
others out. Above all, keep a good sense of
humor, and be able to laugh at your own self. Try
to read a joke or funny story often.
Plan ahead to control your stress and don't let
it ruin your day.


Solutions for Stressors with children


* Talk with children about their feelings and
concerns.
* Allow a child to have his/her feelings and listen
to the child.
* Let the child know that you are afraid or nervous
sometimes too.
* Don't overschedule the child.
* Be honest with the child about what is going on.
* Help prepare the child for changes.
* Provide the child with a bit of extra security
before potentially stressful situations.
* Teach the child relaxation exercises to use when
he feels tense.
* Set aside a special time for you and your child.
* Create a sense of belonging and companionship.


* Set clear and consistent limits for the child's
behavior.
* Love, hug and be direct with the child.
* Help children use their imagination to think
positively.
* Help children to use their anger positively.
* Praise children for their accomplishments and
efforts. Help them develop a sense of self-worth.
* Make sure children eat a nutritious meal, get
plenty of exercise, and have a good night's sleep.
* Examine your own coping skills.
* When a child displays symptoms of stress,
evaluate his/her outlets for expression.
* When persistent disturbing behavior continues,
consult a physician.


The official mailing addresses for U.S. Army South
(USARSO) at Fort Buchanan has been established.
It is as follows:
COMMANDER, US. ARMY SOUTH
ATIN: OFFICE SYMBOL (IDENTIFIER OR
NAMEOFOFFICE)
PO BOX 34000
FORT BUCHANAN PR 00934-3400
For faster processing by postal machines, do not
use any type of punctuation in the last two lines of
the address. Please notice there is no unit number.
The address may not be longer than four lines. Of-
fice symbols will remain the same in Puerto Rico as
they are here in Panama.
For personal mail, general delivery service will be
available for a period not to exceed 90 days for


those military and civilian personnel who will be on
Permanent Change of Station to Fort Buchanan,
Puerto Rico. The General Delivery address is as fol-
lows:
NAME
GENERAL DELIVERY
FORT BUCHANAN
FORT BUCHANAN PR 00934
To receive the general delivery service, fax a
copy of your PCS orders to the Puerto Rico Di-
rectorate of Information Management (DOIM)
Office at DSN 740-3349; Tel: 273-3349; or mail to
DOIM, SOFB-IM, PO BOX 34000, Fort Buchanan
PR 00934-3400.
For more information, call the USARSO Official
Mail Manager at 288-3406.


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Howard Taxi

1 228-6204 or 284-4787
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Clayton Taxi

232-4046

Corozal Taxi
232-6023

232-6024



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SYouth Scene


Kids


Art


5ent in from Youth Scene read-
er 5end your drawings, poems and
stories to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145,
APO AA 3U00U


Tommy


Metcalf


Emmanuel Pifieiro, 9


Pet of the week
This Is Kendra Butcher, a 5th grade student at
Howard Elementary School. Kendra posed and
danced with the class's pet iguana.
Kids' If you'd like to see a picture of yourself and your pel in the
Tropic Times, send it through MPS lo Tropic Times, Unit 7145. APO
AA 34004 or drop it In our box at the Fort Claylon Post Office. Be
sure to include your name. as well as your petl's name. (You can
also send us a little information about your pet ) Write your name and
address on ihe back of the photo so we can send it bacK to you.


We want your stuff
Just because school's out doesn't mean you
should stop sending photos, writings and draw-
ings, right? Let us print your stories, poems, draw-
ings or funny photos on the Youth Scene Page.
Send them through MPS to: Tropic Times, Unit
7145. APO AA 34004 or drop them inour box at
the Fort Clayton Post Office by 9 a.m. Monday.
Make sure you put a return address on your
photos and artwork so we can return them. If you
hale any questions, call Griselda Sterling at 285-
4666/6612.


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Newspaper distro A home for pets 56th relocates The Tropic Times newspaper is no Page 7: Pet abanPage 12: The 56th longer being distributed to individual donment is a serious Signal Battalion held homes in the various housing areas beissue. Here's a recomits relocation cercause our contractor has terminated their mended solution -emony in Corozal Monbusiness. Patrons can pick up the Tropic Asociacion Amigos de day. The ceremony Times at various sites to include the los Animales, a nonmarked the last of shoppettes, the PX, the Commissary, profit organization in USARSO's battalions to inactivate or reBurger King and Popeye's. Panama City. locate outside of Panama. Tropic imes Vol. XII No. 24 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Friday, June 18, 1999 Serving the Joint Community Hapy Birthda US. Army Carmela Lowe Gobern (Tropic Times) Ceremonial cutting of the cake Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general (center), gets help from the youngest and oldest USARSO so!diers, Pfc. Benjamin Anyaegbunam and Lt. Col. (chaplain) Paul J. Bolton, in the ceremonial cutting of the Army birthday cake. During the Army Birthday Reception held Friday at Fort Clayton's Valent Recreation Center. The ceremony commemorated the Army's 224th birthday. During the reception, Maj. Gen. Kensinger spoke about the history of the campaign streamers in an informative report of the history of the U.S. Army, from its beginnings in 1775 to the present. His presentation concluded with a video of the Army's outstanding work worldwide. The Army Birthday Reception also included the Posting of the Colors and a patriotic presentation on the Stars and Stripes by Command Sgt. Maj. John Humphries, the Theater Support Brigade command sergeant major. The elegant reception, held in the Is/a Grande Room of the Valent Recreation Center, included beautiful floral arrangements, and red-white-and-blue decorations which contributed to making this celebration a most memorable one. For more on the Army Birthday Reception, see Page 4.

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Tropic Times June 18, 1999 DCA holds final awards ceremony story and photo by Clayton, Fort Sherman, and Soto Cano, Charles S. McElroy Honduras. Tropic Times Staff The DCA motto, "Doing the best for FORT CLAYTON The Directorate the best," most accurately describes the of Community Activities held its final kind of driving force that helped lead the awards ceremony on Wednesday in recDCA staff to so many successful ognition of outstanding performance by achievements. various organizations. The ceremony Some key DCA accomplishments inalso marked the closure of DCA activiclude first place in the 1996, 1997, and ties in Panama following decades of ser1998 Army Communities of Excellence vice to soldiers and families of U.S. Awards and a 1998 Presidential Quality Army South. Award Finalist. More than 350 civilian and Army perOn the day of the ceremony, special sonnel were on hand to participate in the awards for meritorious service were given ceremony held at the Valent Recreation to members of each division of DCA. Center. Several persons present at the ceremony The Directorate of Community Acbecame honorary members of DCA: tivities has contributed to the readiness Col. and Richard B. Thomas, Theater of U.S. military forces in Panama by proSupport Brigade commander,and his viding a variety of social, wellness, recrewife, Linda, received the special recogniCol. Richard B. Thomas, TSB commander, and his wife, Linda, receiveu ational, educational, and family-related tion award from McDonald Kemp, director a special recognition award from McDonald Kemp, DCA director. services and activities. of community activities. Among the many activities coordiCW4 Mary E. H. Wood, Commander will never be another DCA," Kemp said. to our success. Each and every one of nated and performed by DCA were comof the 79th Army Band, presented the "You are an incredible team. It will not be you contributed to the success of DCA, munity support programs, comprehen245th Support Battalion commander's the same at my next assignment without and you have made a difference in the sive education and library programs, Coin of Excellence for DCA support. you." Kemp went on to say, "We have quality of life of many people." child and youth care programs, and a Wood was representing Lt. Col. Randall achieved much in our service to the comAs the military drawdown continues, wide variety of sports and recreation E. Tindell, 245th Support Battalion community -things great and small. I'd like DCA will continue to serve the commuopportunities. mander. to say, however, that most of our sucnity right up until all military personnel DCA has undoubtedly touched the Kemp provided closing remarks that cess has been a direct result of the attenhave left Panama. For information about lives of armed services personnel and cipaid tribute to the team effort of all those tion you have given to detail and the DCA community activities, please call vilians stationed at Fort Kobbe, Fort present at the closure ceremony. "There' smaller, tasks, and that has been the key the DCA Hotline at 288-5455. tropictimes.com Your one-stop source of information in the Republic of Panama Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Serving the Joint community You can get the Tropic Times on the World Sgt. Paul Bouchard (Tropic Times) 'Thanks to the community' Wide Web! On behalf of the Theater Support Brigade, both Col. Richard B. Thomas, TSB commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Humphries, TSB command sergeant major, wish to thank the That's right. All you have to do is write entire U.S. Army South community for USARSO's untiring support and dedication, especially (www.tropictimes.com) and you're there. during this military drawdown. The above photo was recently taken at Fort Clayton's CommuFind the top stories affecting the U.S. nity Club during the farewell dinner held in honor of Col. Thomas. Command Sgt. Maj. Armed Forces in Panama and look for Humphries was the emcee for the farewell dinner. weekly updates. 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 do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Southern Command. Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004. Writer/Editor .Charles Scott McElroy Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One West Office Automation Clerk .Tina Summerton Phone: .285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613. Office Clerk .Dissenia Ortega E-Mail: pbouchard(ausarso-lan1.army.mil U.S. Army South Commanding General.Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr. USARSO LAN address: pbouchard@sopa@usarso U.S. Army South Public Affairs Office .288-3143 Tropic Times on the World Wide Web at: www.tropictimes.com Public Affairs Officer .Lt. Col. Byron D. Conover E-Mail: pbouclhard4-usarso-lan.arm.miI Deputy Public Affairs Officer .Capt. Larry D. Winchel Com m and Inform ation. .Gaby Capriles Joumnalist.Spc. De borah L. Long Com m ander in Chief .Gen. Charles E. W ilhelm 24 uhnW isg C. m. ma. der.Cp .eor bL n Director, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs .Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie 24th Wing Commander e.Col. Roger Corin U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office .(305) 437-1200 24th Wing Public Affairs Office. 284-5459 Editor,. Sgt. Paul Bouchard Chief of Public Affairs ....Capt. Joseph Della Vedova Assistant Editor ....Sgt. Tywanna Gordon NCOIC ...ech. Sgt. Miconna J. Boaldin W riter/Editor ..Spc. K enneth K. R ockett Editor .Staff Sgt. John B. D endy IV Writer/Editor .Griselda Sterling Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South .Col. Barry J. Chisholm Writer/Editor .Carmela Lowe Gobem Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office .284-7502

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N w Tropic Times ew s June 18, 1999 Attention USARSO New operating hours for TDY travelers AFFES Facilities FORT CLAYTON (Finance and Ac*Reservists COROZAL (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) -In an effort to more counting Office) -Effective June 18, Reservists will submit all accrual/ efficiently meet changing customer needs and provide qw O the Fort Clayton Finance and Acsupplemental/settlement vouchers to continued quality of life services to the community during THIS counting Office will no longer process DFAS-Indianapolis, Directorate for the final stages of the drawdown, AAFES Panama facilities deff 00 travel advances; accrual, supplemental Network Operations, regardless of who have initiated the following changes effective immediately. or settlement vouchers on site. funded the TDY: Directorate for Network Curundu Shoppette Sunday -Thursday 6 a.m. -9 p.m. Travelers are reminded to submit a Operations copy of a cancelled check or a deposit Travel Pay Division, Dept. 3700 Clayton Car Care Monday -Friday 7 a.m. -6 p.m. (all servies) ticket with their first voucher to ensure 8899 E. 56th Street Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. (tire repair/oil their electronic funds transfer gets deIndianapolis, Ind. 46249-3700 change/batteries) posited to the proper ac1-888-DFAS-DNO Sunday Closed (over the counter count. Fax: (317) 510battery sales only) *Active duty XXXX, DSN 699Clayton Car Care Sunday -Thursday 7 a.m. -10 p.m. military, Active XXXX Shoppette Friday -Saturday 7 a.m. -11 p.m. Guard Reserve and Extensions: 4124, civilian employees 4143, 4351, 6213 Clayton Burger King Sunday 8 a.m. -7 p.m. The DFAS OperMonday -Saturday 6:30 a.m. -8 p.m. ating Location Or*National Guard lando (OPLOC-OR) All National Clayton Popeyes Daily 10 a.m. -10 p.m. (lunch/dinner) will assume responsiGuard accrual/ bility for all adsupplemental / Corozal Video Rental Sunday -Thursday 11 a.m. -8 p.m. vances, accrual, settlement vouchFriday -Saturday 9 a.m. -8 p.m. supplemental, and settlement vouchers ers will be processed through the F for active duty military and civilian persoldier's local USPFO. ..Corozal La Casa Sunday Closed sonnel. Active duty, Reservists, and civilMonday -Friday I1 a.m. -4 p.m. The address for submitting vouchians have the option of sending their Saturday 11 a.m. -5 p.m. ers is: vouchers straight to the appropriate DFAS-OR/FPT location themselves or bringing the P.O. Box 934600 vouchers into the USARSO Finance Corozal Anthony's Sunday 126p.m. 2500 Leahy Avenue and Accounting Office to be sent via Pizza Monday -Saturday II a.m. -7 p.m. Orlando, Fla. 32893-4600 transmittal letter to the appropriate Corozal Buger King Sunday 10 a.m. -5 p.m. 1-800-950-9784 location. MCndzy -grrinaSndy30 a.m. -6 p.m. Email: DFAS-ORVPCS@DFAS.MIL National Guard will be responsible Monday -Friday 7:30 a.m. -6 p.m. Fax: (407) 646-4801/4167, for mailing their vouchers to their loSaturday 8 am. -6 p.m. DSN 791-4801/4167 cal USPFO. Commissary Frank's Closed Franks LEA: Protecting the Force 519 Shoppette Will close and terminate service July 2. FORT CLAYTON (Law Enforcement Activity) -Force Protection is defined as a security program designed to protect soldiers, civilian employees, family members, facilities, and equipment in all locations and situations. I O M1O p lay s v ial ro le This is accomplished through planned and integrated application of physical security, operations security, personal protective services and other security programs. in border dispute All the components of Force Protection can have a major impact on the command anti-terrorism/anti-crime readiness posture. However we will focus on OpMIAMI (U.S. Southem Command) cessful observer mission traveled to eration Security in this article. -As Americans now debate whether Patuca Thursday for the ceremony. OPSEC has always been an integral part of military doctrine, but the challenge the North Atlantic Treaty OrganizaIn addition to Peru and Ecuador, is to apply the time-tested principles to combat crime and terrorism. Effective tion action over Kosovo was a politithe United States, Argentina, Brazil, OPSEC measures minimize the "signature" of Department of Defense activities, cal or military success, most will proband Chile provided military forces avoid set patterns and employ deception when patterns cannot be altered, ably overlook one of the most imporalong the border. From the MP's perspective, criminal and terrorist activity is discouraged by tant national security success stories Each nation contributed a military varying patrol routes, staffing guard posts and towers at irregular intervals and in our own hemielement to conducting vehicles and pedestrian inspections and identification checks on a sphere. Peru/Ecuador Bou daI -control and set, but unpredictable pattern. The border monitor the While such activity during conflict between olombia disputed peak traffic periods can be inconEcuador and border area. venient and frustrating to authoPeru, which is the The U.S. rized personnel, everyone must be longest unSouthern cognizant that it is during these settled border Command in periods that DoD facilities are dispute in Latin Miami has most vulnerable. America, came to provided MPs will conduct three Force a peaceful end operational Protection Exercises on our Thursday in a control over Army defense sites. ceremony at the the U.S. milismall border tary forces, *The first one will be on Fort town of Patuca, Peru tary fore Clayton on June 19 starting at 5 of te rc:hiy h were Ecuador. The 'T---o-rmed into a.m. border conflict Joint Task *The second exercise will be between these Force-Safe on June 26 starting at 5 a.m. and two countries Border. will involve Corozal East and has resulted in As of toWest, the Transportation Motor five wars since 1829. day, the U.S. has approximately 20 miiPool and the Directorate of EngiThursday's event in Ecuador celtary personnel involved in MOMEP. neering and Housing Complexes. ebrated the achievements made by the At one time, the United States had up Military Observer Mission Ecuadorto 100 military personnel supporting *The third exercise, which will occur on July 10 at 5 a.m., will involve all of the Peru that has played a vital role in the MOMEP. facilities mentioned above. peace process between Ecuador and Although the United States had the The majority of events will occur at the entrance and exit points to all faciliPeru. initial lead in the observer mission, that ties. As we continue the drawdown in Panama, the MPs, along with our host naDignitaries representing the six lead was gradually turned over to Brazil tion counterparts, the Panamanian National Police, will take measures to ensure countries who participated in this sucin 1997. the security of U.S. installations and personnel.

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4 Tropic Times June 18, 1999 N ew s 224th Army Birthday Reception Patriotic, Cewmonial, Historic, Elegant andMemorable story and photos Maj. Gen. Philip R Kensinger, Jr., by Carmela Lowe Gobern USARSO commander, gave the hisTropic Times Staff story of the campaign streamers in an FORT CLAYTON -The Isla informative report of the history of Grande Room of the Valent Recrethe U.S. Army, from its initiation in ation Center was the venue of the 1775 to the present. His presenta224th Army Birthday Reception on tion concluded with a video of the Friday. The flag-draped hall with red, Army's outstanding work worldwide. white and blue decor was evidence of The highlight of the evening was the the colorful ambience. ceremonial cutting of the birthday Immediately following the Posting cake by Kensinger, accompanied by of the Colors, Master of Ceremonies the oldest and the youngest USARSO Command Sgt. Maj. John Humphries, soldiers. These were TSB Chaplain Lt. the Theater Support Brigade command Col. Paul J. Bolton and Pfc. Benjamin sergeant major, initiated the ceremony Anyaegbunam. with a patriotic presentation on the The elegant occasion with a full attenStars and Stripes. dance, floral arrangements, red-white-andAs the last Army birthday celebrablue decorations, speeches, buffet-style tion in Panama, it was undoubtedly a food and drinks contributed to making this Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger, Jr., USARSO commander, and his wife, historic occasion. celebration a most memorable one. Greta, observe the Posting of the Colors at the Army Birthday Reception. (Left) Master of Ceremonies Command Sgt. Maj. John Humphries offered a patriotic presentation on the Stars and Stripes. (Right) The Posting of the Colors was followed by the history of the Campaign Streamers Ceremony. (Above photos) Soldiers enjoyed the buffet-style food and drinks which were provided at the 224th Army Birthday Reception. The celebration was colorful, patriotic, historic, ceremonial, elegant and memorable. (Photo left) The flag-draped hall with red, white and blue decor, and floral arrangements added a special touch to the occasion.

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TropicTimes Voices June 18, 1999%. Original Father's Day celebrated 89 years ago "Special" gift ideas story by Carmela Lowe Gobern ministers called the attention of their congregation Tropic Times Staff to the appreciation fathers deserved. After this inifor D ad'S D ay Sunday is Father's Day. This celebration origitial observance in Spokane, newspapers carried the nated in the United States, and although there are story and soon other communities made plans for If you haven't yet purchased that special gift for many conflicting accounts as to who really initiated similar services and celebrations. Father's Day, here is a list ofa few Father's Day, Mrs. John B. Dodd (Sonora Louise The celebration of Father's Day grew into a nacarefully-selected items to simplify your shopping: Smart Dodd) of Spokane, Wash., is accredited with tionwide event and eventually other countries also Airline ticket originating the idea. celebrated the day. The idea was publicly supMagazine subscription As a child, Sonora Louise Smart faced the tragic ported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924, but Online computer classes loss of her mother at an early age. Her mother had not presidentially proclaimed until 1966 when Tickets for events died in childbirth leaving her father, William J. President Lyndon Johnson signed the proclamaAudio books Smart, with the responsibility of bringing up six tion declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Countdown clock children, five boys and one girl, single-handedly. Mr. Day. Barbecue set Smart, a devoted and dedicated father, reared his Here in Panama, the distinction for the person Car tires children successfully. who instituted Father's Day Briefcase When Sonora became on the Isthmus goes to the Fax machine Mrs. John B. Dodd and she late Ignacio de Jesus Sunglasses herself became a mother, The late Ignacio de Jesdis (Nacho) Valdes, a renowned Certificate with history of surname she appreciated more keenly (Nacho) Vald6s, father of Panamanian journalist, .Manicure-pedicure-massage the courage it took for her renowned Panamanian writer, poet and radio comFramed family portrait father to face the loss of his mentator, whose newspaper .Desk accessory with business card holder wife and carry out his rejournalist and radio comand radio campaigns resulted Website hosting sponsibilities effectively. mentatorGuillermo Rodolfo in the first Father's Day obNutrition supplements Mrs. Dodd's recognition servance in Panama on June Treadmill and appreciation for her Vald6s, is credited with 16, 1946. Hotel reservation father's constant devotion to instituting the first Father's Sunday marks the 53rd Smoke detector his family sparked her deDay observance in Panama consecutive celebration here Wheelchair sire for all fathers to be honon the Isthmus. Nacho, who Flashlight AM/FM Radio ored on a special day. In on June 16, 1946. died June 30, 1959, was inBathing suit 1909 she discussed the idea spired for his idea of a Computer hardware with the minister of her Father's Day in Panama out .Computer software church. He was enthusiastic of his love for his own faStudio photograph about it and assisted her in getting the project ther, Ignacio de Loyola Valdes. "Dad" ring started. Today, Nacho's son, Guillermo Rodolfo Telephone caller ID equipment She was subsequently able to put the idea to the Valdes, is also a renowned Panamanian journalist, Cellular telephone Spokane Ministerial Association and the Spokane writer, poet and radio commentator, having Car mats Ministers Alliance, who agreed with her suggestion walked in his father's footsteps. Sporting goods to select one Sunday in June (the month of her Father's Day continues to be celebrated in TV band clock radio father's birthday) to show appreciation to fathers. many countries throughout the world, although Space pen With the city's YMCA also joining in the sponnot necessarily on the third Sunday in June. Sar e ser sorship, the first Father's Day was celebrated in SpoRoses are recognized as the Father's Day Rechargeable shaver kane on June 19, 1910. The first observance was flower: red to be worn for a living father and compiled by Carmela Lowe Gobern centered on a special church service, and on that date white if the father has died. Tropic Times Staff of date. His voice ever confident, firm My Father Twenty-five years old: Dad and yet fair, knows about it, but then he Always speaking with how you endured the pain, fear, When I was: should, because he has been patience, tenderness and care. joy and elation Four years old: My daddy around so long. The power and might of his that transforms us into parents. can do anything. Thirty years old: Maybe we hands was so sure, .I remembered the patience, Five years old: My daddy should ask Dad what he thinks. .1 knew there was nothing we the laughter, the tears. knows a whole lot. After all, he's had a lot of couldn't endure. Do I have the strength to Six years old: My dad is experience. It's true, a few others endure it all? smarter than your dad. Thirty-five years old: I'm not provided insight, It is with great anticipation Eight years old: My dad doing a single thing until I talk to Yet, he laid the foundation that that I take these doesn't know exactly Dad. kept me upright, baby steps as guardian, guide everything. Forty years old: I wonder how He's the grandest of men to have and parent, filled with Ten years old: In the olden Dad would have handled it. He lived on this earth, a fear of flying and failing days, when my dad grew up, was so wise. Although he's not royal by hoping that I might find things were sure different. Fifty years old: I'd give stature or birth. as you have, the child within Twelve years old: Oh, well, anything if Dad were here now so He's a man of great dignity, myself, the magic of youth. naturally, Dad doesn't know I could talk this over with him. honor and strength. To encourage the spirit and anything about that. He is too Too bad I didn't appreciate His merits are noble, and of To ncure the iian old to remember his childhood. how smart he was. I could have admirable length. to nurture the imagination Fourteen years old: Don't learned a lot from him. He's far greater than all other as well as the soul. pay any attention to my dad. He men that I know, I will move slowly, is so old-fashioned. M Hero He's my Dad, he's my mentor, delicately, yet boldlyTwenty-one years old: Him? my friend and hero. armed with the wisdom of your My Lord, he's hopelessly out by Debbie Hinton Young your love As I ponder the love that I saw Lessons My Father with full awareness of my in his eyes, shortcomings, yet pride A Godly love, given without Taught Me in my strength, thankful that it compromise. by Monique Wright-Hanna was you I recall many times that he I watched you today, as you that brought me to this place, stood by my side, watched this time, this love. And prodded me on with great your grandchildren, my childrenI watched you today as you vigor and pride, and wondered watched your grandchildren.

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Tropic Times June 18, 1999 Feature We shall never be forgotten Corozal American Cemetery, ful! ofpride, honor and history story and photos by Cooper, with 17 years of military Sgt. Tywanna Gordon service in Panama explained, "This is Tropic Times Assistant Editor one of the best jobs in the world," he COROZAL (Corozal American added. "It is indeed an honor to take Cemetery)The lives of thousands of care of the graves of people who have American military and civilian personnel served our country. It is my responsibilwho served in Panama will never be ity to make sure the cemetery looks its forgotten as they rest in the Corozal best." American Cemetery. Family members, dignitaries, While walking through the cemetery, civilians, veterans and all who served one can actually get a picture of people diligently in Panama, you will never be who lived, worked and served in the forgotten. U.S. military in Panama. (Editor's note: Thefollowing -Though they may not be found in information is provided by Dannie history books, their names will live on Cooper, superintendent of the Corozol at the Corozal American Cemetery. A merican History. The accounts of The cemetery is operated by the these people arefound on the inscripAmerican Battle Monuments Commistions of their tombstones.) sion, an independent agency of the The first account of an American Executive Branch of the U.S. Governburied in Panama goes back to 1790 explained Dannie Cooper, CAC Charlesman died aboard a ship. Little if superintendent. nothing is known about this man -not "It is one of24 American Battle even his first name. Monument sites throughout the world. He was originally buried on Flamingo Island, then moved to Ancon Hill and The Corozal American Cemetery is very now resides at CAC as the first known unique compared to the other sites. American to be buried in Panama. Others were established because of a U. S. Marine Corps Pvt. Thomas specific battle. This cemetery is made Collins is one of seven Americans at up of veterans, civilians and family the cemetery who fought in the Civil members who all lived and served in War. He died on the U.S. Ship St. Mary Panama," Cooper said. Panama Bay March 11, 1863. He was 29 (Above) While walking "It spans a lot of history from the years old and born in England. 0through the cemetery, Civil War, when (Gen.) Grant crossed Mining engineer John Paull's one can see tombstones the isthmus, to Just Cause." tombstone reads "died of fever in a which dThe eari to the Just like other ABMC cemeteries canoe on his way to Colon from Fort across the world, the CAC will soon Bowen mines September 7, 1856 at 27 A merican, Charesman, offer services to the public, Cooper years old." Flamingo sland. (Right) said. They will include fee-free passAlso located on the grounds are A This plaque can be seen ports for members of the immediate veterans of wars to include the SpanD at the entrance of the family traveling overseas specifically to ish-American War, World War I, World memorial at the CAC. It visit a grave or memorial site, floral War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, F r WNAMA AL E honors veterans of decoration of grave and memorial sites, Lebanon, Just Cause and 15 "UnL foreign wars. and many others. known" marked tombstones. American Battle Monuments Commission in Panama The original Corozal Cemetery was established in 1904 by the Isthmian Canal Commission to supplement burial space at the Ancon Cemetery in Quarry Heights. When the Ancon Cemetery was disestablished in 1915, the remains there were disinterred, cremated and either given to the next-of-kin or interred in the cemetery at Corozal. Initially, the Corozal Cemetery consisted of approximately 58 acres. Effective October 1, 1979, in accordance with a reservation to the Panama Canal Treaty, an agreement between the United States and the Republic of Panama authorized retention by the United States of 17 acres of the Corozal Cemetery where U.S. citizens and their dependents were interred. The present Corozal American Cemetery and Memorial is operated and maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission, a small independent agency of the Executive Branch of the United States gov-ernment. Today, the Corozal American Cemetery contains nearly 5,150 graves, some of which date back to the year 1790. A few of the burials are believed to be from Gen. (then Col.) Ulysses S. Grant's infantry regiment, which crossed the Isthmus in 1850. Among those interred in the cemetery are seven who served with the U.S. Navy during the Civil War and one who served with the Confederacy. The cemetery also contains military and Department of Defense civilian war dead from the Spanish American War, World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam, Lebanon, and Just Cause. In 1984, ABMC constructed a memorial at the Corozal American Cemetery honoring those interred. It consists of a paved "THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE UNITED plaza with twelve 12-foot rectangular rose granite obelisk, flanked STATES OF AMERICA IN HUMBLE TRIBUTE TO ALL INTERRED by two flagpoles from which fly the American and Panamanian HEREWHOSERVD I ITSARMD FOCESOR CN TIBflags. HERE WHO SERVED IN ITS ARMED FORCES OR CONTRIBfThe Corozal American Cemetery plans to remain in Panama UTED TO THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND SECURITY after 1999. OF THE PANAMA CANAL." For more information, contactthe CAC at 285-5050.

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~i~eatureTropic Time Feature 18,999 2 Courtesy Esperanza Mena Quintero is the director of the pet shelter. ASOCIACION AMIGOS DE LOS ANIMALES Carmela Lowe Gobern (Tropic Times) Catalina Hernandez, caretaker of the AAA Animal Shelter, is seen feeding some of the dogs. An alternative to pet abandonment OH DIOS HAZME COMPASIVO CON LOSANIMALES story by Carmela Lowe Gobern their shelter, located in the "Juan Diaz" townsite, Tropic Times Staff receive excellent care by several employees PANAMA CITY -Getting ready to PCS and including veterinarian Dr. Enrique Vieberach. unable to take your pets with you? Here's a Amerito and Catalina Hernandez are 24-hour recommended solution: "Asociacion Amigos de caretakers at the shelter, and they care for over los Animales" (AAA), a nonprofit organization in 500 dogs and cats on a daily basis. Panama City, that is instrumental in the rescue and The shelter is run on a budget received from care of dogs, cats and other stray and abandoned community donations and also from fundanimals. raising activities, such as concerts; programs The Association of Friends of Animals, under and raffles. The Gaitans got involved in this the direction of engineers Frank and Olga GaitAn, project approximately nine years ago out of the offers the following services: goodness of their hearts and their genuine love Adoption -for persons seeking to adopt pets for animals. Although several requests have or offering pets for adoption. been made, to date there is no funding received Lodging -a home for stray/abandoned pets. from the Government of Panama to subsidize *Temporary facilities -for vacationers who this humane project. are seeking temporary lodging for their pets. To request an interview for acceptance of your Veterinary services -for animals needing pets at the animal shelter, you may contact Frank medical care (including spay and neuter). or Olga Gaitdn at 269-4010 or fax 263-5300. Animal rescue -pick up of endangered Their administrative offices are located on species, abandoned, ill and pets run over by motor 50th Street, at the Auto Aire Aguila locale and vehicles, their hours are Monday -Friday 8:30 a.m. Filing of formal official complaints -for noon and 1:30 p.m. -5 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. persons caught in pet abuse and cruelty to animals. to 1 p.m. Vaccination -vaccine control for pets. The shelter in "Juan Diaz" is open daily for The association also offers seminars to groups visitors in the afternoons only from 1:30 p.m. to encourage and educate the communities on the to 4:30 p.m. respect and humane treatment to be given to Donations to the Asociacidn Amigos de los animals. Animales are encouraged to assist in the care of .y The director of the AAA shelter is Esperanza the numerous animals at the shelter, as well as Dr. Enrique Vieberach, veterinarian at the aniMena Quintero. All animals that are accepted into constructing a small clinic at the facility. mal shelter, performs surgery on one of the abandoned pets. Griselda Sterling (Tropic Times) (Left) Olga Cabrera de Gaitdn, president of the Association of Friends of Animals, feeds a miniature monkey known as the "Monito Titi." Gaitan and her husband Frank have been involved in the care and protection of animals since 1990. (Above) A few of the 300 cats housed by the AAA Animal Shelter located in the Juan Dfaz townsite. Courtesy

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8 Tropic' timesj j 8 18, 1999 Briefly Upcoming ceremonies Due to commercial airline schedule changes, the Tocumen shuttle will only pickup passengers at Building 708 on Howard Air Force Base. Passengers should call Vehicle Dispatch at 284-5058/59 to The 24th Transportation Squadron will be holding RSVP to ensure space availablitiy. Also, Fort Clayton has added a shuttle bus leaving the Fort Clayton its Inactivation Ceremony 8:30 am, today at the Valent Rec. Center and the Guest House for those PCSing. To make reservations call 288-4202/4206; ron will be minimally manned for the remainder of the 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m. or stop by Building 518 on Fort Clayton. Reservations must be made 3 days in advance. day due to social functions. The 24th Civil Engineer Outbound flights Squadron Change of Command Ceremony will be at 8 Arrive Building 708 Depart Howard Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen a.m. June 29 at the Civil Engineer Compound. The 24th Mission Support Squadron Change of Command 4 a.m. 4:10 a.m. 5 a.m. 5:10 a.m. Ceremony will be at 9 a.m. July 1 at the Tropic 5:05 a.m. 5:15 a.m. 6 a.m. 6:10 a.m. Breeze Club. The 24th Medical Support Squadron 6:30 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 8 a.m. 8:10 a.m. Change of Command Ceremony will be at 3 p.m. July 10:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. noon 1:15 p.m. 14 at the Tropic Breeze Club. Inbound flights Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen Arrive Building 708 Dial direct to JTF-BRAVO Depart Howard Effective immediately, the telephone dialing 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 9:15 p.m. scheme to JTF-BRAVO at Soto Cano AB from Panama changes. The current telephone direct dialing 7:45 p.m. 9 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 11:30 p.m. from Panama 280-xxxx ceases and DSN telephone ac6:30 a.m. cess via CONUS commences. Users must have CO10:30 a.m. NUS DSN access. Dial '8' access to reach the existing Depart Clayton Arrive Fort Clayton Depart Fort Clayton JTF-B DSN numbers in use. The prefix is 3 12-449Valent Rec Center GuestHouse GuestHouse Arrive Tocumen xxxx. All existing extension numbers remain unchanged. For more information, call 285-6912. 3:30 a.m. 3:45 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m. 5:15 a.m. 5:30 a.m. 5:45 a.m. 7 a.m. Fire Department phone numbers 9:45 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:15 a~m. noon The new telephone numbers for the Howard AFB Fire Department are 284-7380/7381. The emergency number remains the same, I 19. Announcem ents SFS commander relocates Housing Office hours extended EFMP Program The 24th SFS Commander's Office is now located The Fort Clayton Housing Office will be open 7 a.m. -AR 608-75, chapter 2, para 2-1, b, 1, the following personin Building 723. The orderly room will also be moving 5:30 p.m. Monday -Friday and 8 a.m. -noon Saturdays. nel must be screened prior to PCS: family members PCSing to that location. The new number is 284-3415/3419. Scheduled pre-final and final housing inspections and assignfrom OCONUS to OCONUS, family members PCSing from ments to set-aside housing will be conducted until 2 p.m. on U.S. to overseas, and family members already enrolled in hours Saturdays. This schedule will stay in effect until further noEFMP. NOTE: Family members PCSing to CONUS do not CPO new office htice. need to be screened. For more information, call 288-6365 In order to prepare for closure, the Howard AFB Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 288-6695 Tuesday and Civilian Personnel Office will close at 3:15 p.m. MonYard sale signs still available Thursday. A list of no shows will be given to Lt. Col. day -Friday, effective Monday. Yard sale signs are still available for use by MFH occuWilhelm and Command Sgt. Maj. Humphries. Questions and pants even though the Self-Help Store is closed. Signs will be concerns can be addressed to Sgt. Ist Class Agueda at 288Army shuttle bus changes available from 1 -4 p.m. on Fridays from the B4 Housing 6268. The Transishmian Shuttle Bus (Alantic to Pacific Maintenance Office. For more information call 284-3517 or and return) is terminated. The following bus stops are 284-4467. DOW needs your help eliminated from the Pacific local schedule: Cocoli, MaThe DOIM Mail and Distribution Center customers rine Barracks, Rodman, Camp Rousseau and Building Mil. Sealift Deactivation are reminded that only unit mail clerks are authorized to 228 Howard PAX Terminal. The Pacific local shuttle The Military Sealift Command will be holding a Deactipost and pick up official mail from the MDC. Personal bus will start at the Howard Air Force Base Main vation Ceremony 10 a.m. June 29 at the Bohio Rancho mail is not authorized with one exception -relocating Gate. For more information, call 285-5682/5957/5301/ Grande at Jarman Field, Fort Clayton. Uniform is Summer personnel are allowed to mail out change of address cards 6241. White for USN, Class B for other services and casual for ciavailable from the Post Office by presenting a copy of vilians. For more information, call Lt. Maher at 285-6489. their Official Travel Orders. Do not mail office equipFederal Employees' Open Season Nment, furniture, supplies, noncurrent working files, comtefrst tm eSeasn New Housing Office procedures puters and other IT equipment. Also, due to a manpower Forces rs tife since 1r9ra havingeal EmleThe 24th Civil Engineer Squadron's Housing Office will shortage and space limitation, unit mail clerks must make stricted open enrollment period through June 30. No operate in Building 2, at the south end of the CES main buildan appointment when mailing more than five parcels. For action is necessary on your part if you want to keep ing behind the Howard Commissary. All walk-in customers more information, call the Mail and Distribution Center at ycton psentlessraone yorag if you wane tege will be handled at the existing industrial customer service area 288-3428. your present life insurance coverage. If you are eligible in Building 2. In addition, the Housing Office operating and wish to enroll or if you want to change your coyhours will be 7:30 a.m. -I p.m. Mondays to Fridays for Security badges Enrollment Period Election Form-RI 76-27 to 24th walk-in customers, and 1 -4:30 p.m. by appointment only. Remember to carry your USARSO security badge with MSS/DPCL by June 30. If you have not received To make an appointment, call 284-3301. you at PCS time. The procedures for access to restricted your open season information pamphlet, please call areas, in effect in Building 95, Fort Clayton, will be used 284-5545. Army promotion board in Building 390, Fort Buchanan. This applies only to perA selection board will convene on July 26 to consider lieusonnel relocating to Puerto Rico that possess a permanent tenant colonels for promotion to colonel. Officers eligible for photo USARSO security badge. If you received your perJob for a chief consideration have the following Active Duty dates of Rank: manent USARSO security badge from the USARSO Badge The AFPC Chiefs' Group, in conjunction with HQ Above-the-zone July 1, 1994 and earlier; Promotion zone Office and are not relocating to Puerto Rico, turn in your Air Combat Command, is seeking volunteers for the July 2, 1994 -May 1, 1995; Below-the-zone May 2, 1995 -badge at out-processing time. For more information, call Command Chief Master Sergeant position at 93rd Air Aug. 1, 1996. For more information, call 288-4656/4321. Ms. White at 288-3512/3513. Control Wing, Robins AFB Ga., reporting no later than July 2. See AFPC message DTG 031500Z May 99 for No more surface mail after Aug. 31 Panama Veterans more information or contact the Chief's Group at DSN Effective Aug. 31, the surface mail service to the Panama An email discussion list has been started for all Panama 665-2744 for additional information. APOs will be terminated. The containerized mail that norVeterans. This list is for anyone military or civilian who has ally takes about two to four weeks to get to Panama will been a part of the U.S. Forces in Panama. To subsribe, simply Outdoor Rec NAF sale stop. This form of mail brings items in at a cheap rate that is go to htip://www.onelist.com/subscribe/PanamaVets. The Outdoor Recreation Center is holding a NAF sale identical to the SAM rate; it's normally called Parcel Post or 9 a.m. -1 p.m. July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 18 in the parkfourth class mail. Airmen have traditionally processed two Humanitarian Service Medal ing lot of Building 714 at Howard. Items will be sold on containers of this mail per week. Each container brings The Humanitarian Service Medal will be awarded for those a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call roughly 300 pieces of mail at about 9,000 pounds apiece. personnel assigned to the Ecuador El Nino Disaster ReliefEfOutdoor Recreation at 284-6107. The average transit time is two to four weeks. fort. The award has been approved for those service members Two postal-free codes in Panama who provided humanitarian assistance and were assigned to Bowling Center NAF sale Postage-free intertheater Military Postal Service is only the operation from May 9 -24, 1998. For more information, The Howard Bowling Center will close July I and available to and from the 34001 (Howard) and 34004 call Ist Lt. Gillespie or Mrs. Wilson-Carrasco at 288-66 they will be holding a NAF sale 8 a.m. -noon, July 10 (Clayton) codes. These are the last Air Post Oilice codes left 55/4155. at the Bowling Center. Open to privileged ID Card in Panama. All other locations require postage. For more inT holders only. For more information, call Mr. Satchell formation, call Staff Sgt. Mark Stagray or Manuel Gonzalez Tropic Breeze Club relocates at 284-4190. at 284-7219 or 284-7220. On Aug. I, the Tropic Breeze Club will close and relocate to Building 707 (Cafe 707 and Top 3 Lounge). All Official mail delivery service ends Forms required to leave country club membership dues will be discontinued on this date and The 24th Communications Squadron, Base 1isforAll members and their families who depart from Tocumen the existing Top 3/Officer's Lounge will become a base mation Transfer System, will stop all delivery service International Airport are required to have SOUTHCOM Form lounge, open to all ID Card Holders ages 18 and older. of official mail Aug. 27. The BITS Office will relocate 4, Certificate of Exemption from the Passenger Service Fee In K to Building 711 on Aug. 30. All organizations will be addition, if there are any changes to the original port call date, Kobbe pickup point closes required to pickup their mail from Buiilding 711 uitil SOUTHCOM Form 5, Travel Authorization, is required. AtThe U.S. Army Laundry and Dry Cleaning service base closure is compleci. For more information, call Icr receiving orders, everyone should report to their orderly pickup point at Building 801 Fort Kobbe will close July 1. room with a copy of orders in hand to he issued the tieeded Any unclaimed items beyond this date will he sent io the BITS Office at 284-3010. forms. For more information, call unii orderly rooms. Building 876 Curuntdu.

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Tropic Timesfl Briefly June8, 9 MHospital Briefs Puerto Rico Army dental records Separating and retiring airmen Anyone shipping household goods to Puerto Rico and The Dental Clinic at Fort Clayton will close June The Howard Physical Exams and Standards Element who has already processed their shipment needs to go to 30. Patients need to pick up their dental records will be discontinuing military medical examination serRoom 214, 2nd Floor of the Transportation Office, and prior to this date. Active-duty members' records vices on June 30. If you plan to separate or retire at the see your shipment counselor to sign a limited power of not picked tip prior to this date will be sent to the end of this assignment, please get with the appropriate attorney. This limited POA will be used to clear your HQ Commandant's Office for pickup prior to Personnel Office to obtain the necessary examination auto ogn s through Puerto Rico Customs. Faire PCSing. Retirees and family members' records not thorization requests. For further information, please concessing your household goods shipment, or the shipment picked up will be retained at Howard Dental Clinic tact Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at 284-6343 or 284-6155. of another person if the shipment is in the same conuntil Aug. 31. Any records of family members or taimer. For more information, call Mr. Myke at 288retirees remaining after Aug. 31 will be sent to the Howard Reduces Services 6465/6759. military medical records repository. Contact the The Howard AFB Physical Examinations and dental clinics at Fort Clayton, 288-7551, or Howard, Standards Element will continue to provide full serPass and ID news 284-3009. vices until June 30, then reducing to administrative Effective Aug. 16, the ID Card Section, Ground Floor, services until July 31. For more information, please Building 519, will pegin to process and issue manually Sick Call hours for Clayton Clinic call 284-6343 or 284-6155. typed active duty and dependent ID Cards. All electronic The 24th Medical Group Primary Care Clinic issuance of ID Cards and enrollment into the DEERS for at Building 519 on Fort Clayton continues with Clayton Physical Exams Closure military and their dependents will be processed by mail a ulig59o otCatncniuswt so Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. We encourage you to visit the redeployment. Due to both the decreasing The Fort Clayton Physical Examinations and Stanthe ID Card Section and to review your ID Cards if they number of active duty members in Panama as dards Element has ceased all operations. The Physical Exare about to expire or will expire by Dec. 31. For Air well as a decreasing number of clinic personnel, aminations and Standards Element at Howard will conForce and Navy personnel, your ID cards will be reit has become necessary to eliminate the "Early tinue to provide examination services until June 30 and newed by your service component. Contact your servicBird" 6-9 a.m. Sick Call. The new Sick Call hours other administrative support services until July 31. For ing personnel center for details. For more information, will be 7-9 a.m. beginning on Monday. The Primore information, please call Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at call 288-5636. mary Care Clinic scheduled appointment hours 284-6343 or 284-6155. will remain unchanged with availability from 9 Pets in TLF a.m. -noon and 1 -4 p.m. As previously adverNo more pap smears after June 30 If you have pets and wish to stay in on-base Tempotised, the Primary Care Clinic on Fort Clayton has .Effective June 30, the 24th Medical Group will no rary Lodging Facilities prior to your departure from a closure date of July 30. Please plan accordingly longer perform routine pap smears. Persons requiring a Howard, housing has a plan for such circumstances. Four for your medical needs, to include picking up routine pap smear can call the appointment desk at 284TLF's in the Farfan area have been designated for your your medical records. After July 30, medical care 3832 to schedule an appointment before June 30. convenience. You still have the option to go to off base will continue to be available at the 24th Medical quarters, but if you wish to stay close to base, visit the Group on Howard AFB. If you have questions Optometry closure coming up Housing Office or call 284-6411. concerning your healthcare, please contact Routine optometry examinations will continue in BuildUnusual PCS plans TRICARE at 288-4152/4991 or 284-6877. ing 186 at Howard AFB through July 1. Military eyewear The current wing-wide policy requires review ofplans already ordered will continue to be dispensed until July 9. for any unusual PCS plans for airmen, such as driving, Fort Clayton Clinic drawing down Emergency care by referral as well as flight medicine supmotorcycling or boating back to the United States from The services at the Fort Clayton Clinic are rapport for active duty troops will continue to be offered Panama. This includes review of the itinerary, route, idly coming to a close. Effective July 1, these pathroughthe end of August. equipment and contact plans to ensure that these movetient care clinics will stop providing care: Pediatments are properly planned and the risks properly asrics, OB/GYN, Optometry, Mental Health, Early Orthopedic services sessed. Squadron commanders will approve each trip and Development/Intervention Services and Public Orthopedic services are still available through the the travelers' progress will be tracked through the Health. However, the 24th Medical Group at CHAMPUS Partnership Provider at the Howard AFB Howard Command Post who will do the required MiliHoward AFB continues to provide a wide range of Clinic until July 22. For more information, call your Pritary Group notifications for people as they proceed. For quality healthcare services. All beneficiaries mary Care Manager. more information, contact unit supervisors. should consult their provider before closure to eliminate any disruption in their healthcare. All Physical Therapy reduces services Excess baggage questions should be directed to the TRICARE ofThe 24th Medical Group Physical Therapy Official temporary duty or permanent-change-of-sta-fices at Howard, 284-6977, or Fort Clayton, 288Clinic has reduced its services by 50 percent and tion travelers may be authorized to travel with excess 4152. baggage. The authorization is for items to accomplish a will close July 1. In preparation for this reduction in mission immediately on arrival. The orders approving services, clinic personnel are working closely with official -not the TMO -grants the authorization. For Howard Physical Examinations all providers in an effort to ensure the transition is more information, call 284-3069. The Howard Physical Examinations and Stanas painless as possible for all customers. dards Element will be discontinuing periodic flyEducation records ing medical examination services on June 30. If Pickup films All education records located at the Howard Educayour birth month falls between now and your fiThe 24th Medical Group Radiology Departtion Office have been sent to outbound assignments for nal redeployment dates, please contact the PESE ments at Howard and Fort Clayton requests that all distribution to all active-duty members at their final as soon as possible to accomplish the necessary films be picked up no later than Aug. 1. After Aug. outprocessing briefings. The Howard Education Office is flying examination. For further information, 1, the films will be sent to St. Louis, MO for staging. now located in Building 707, Family Support Center, for please contact Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at 284For more information, call Capt. Haycocks at 284limited service. For more information, call 284-3153/ 6343 or 284-6155. 6351. 5650/4347/3865/5860 and the FAX number is 284-6552. DRMO in Panama People who want to buy items directly from DRMO in Panama should go online to www.drms.dla.mil/catalog/offio r cial/29-9413.htm. For more information, contact Mitchell Hodges at 285-4132, mhodges@panama.drms.dla.mil. Howard PCS Housing Services Community Bank Customers Ybu can make reservations in advance for a furnished housing unit with appliances for up to 45 days from As previously announced, all remaining Community Banks in Panama will be closing Aug. 27. The your departure date. Another alternative is staying in closing is a result of the Panama Canal Treaty which mandates that all U.S. troops leave Panama by the your quarters using loaner furniture for up to 45 days from departure date. However, this alternative does not end of 1999. include appliances. Temporary Living Allowance will Effective immediately, if you are a Community Bank account holder, you should move your banking not be used as long as loaner furniture or set-aside relationship to another financial institution to ensure you do not experience any interruption in direct dehousing units are available. The exception is that up to posit, allotment or other electronic drafts. five days from departure date, you may draw TLA to move to Temporary Lodging Facilities on base when All Community Bank checking and savings accounts still open as of Aug. 27 will be closed, and a available or an approved hotel downtown to accommocashier's check for the ending balance will be mailed to the address on record by Sept. I date hold baggage shipment. For more information, call A limited service facility, to be located at AAFES on Corozal, will remain open until Dec. 15 to accom284-3301. modate check cashing for authorized customers. An ATM will also be located at the AAFES location. S available The limited service facility will not maintain any Community Bank personal accounts. Self-Help Store items still posb A final reminder: all checks drawn on your account will be returned "account closed" if they are resible to get air flters for air conditioning units and light ceived for processing after Aug. 27. Therefore, it is imperative that the action be taken now to move your bulbs for your home at the east end of Building 2 in the account. Customer Service Office. If anyone has self-help work to Your Community Bank manager will assit you in any way to facilitate a smooth transfer. If you have do, they need to submit an AF Form 332 at the CE any questions, please call Demetrio Martinez at 285-4005. Customer Service desk.

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Sports Page 10 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama June 18, 1999 Serving the Joint Community SporsEsort Valent Rec hosts ping pong tournament Air Force story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard The Howard Fitness Center is Tropic Times Editor sponsoring a 5K Fun Run Saturday FORT CLAYTON -Abdiel A. at 6:30 a.m. T-shirts for the first 100 Gutierrez defeated Tony Reina 21-17, 21finishers. 16 to win the June 12 double-elimination The Howard Bowling Center, ping pong tournament hosted by Fort which is scheduled to close July 30, Clayton's Valent Recreation Center. is offering a Redeployment Special Guiterrez credits his victory to "just which is three free games per custrying to return his (Reina's) serve." He tomer during operating hours. For added that "when I had a chance to atmore information, call 284-3451. tack, I attacked." The Howard Bowling Center is Reina applaued Guiterrez's style of hosting a NAF Sale July 10 from 8 play. "When he attacked, he was very a.m. to noon. Open to ID Card holddifficult to beat." He said his concentraers only. For more information call tion wasn't always 100 percent, but that 284-1490. Guiterrez was the better player for the Free aerobics classes are held at championship match. 5:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Mondays, Trophies were awarded to the topWednesdays and Fridays. Also at three finalists in the tournament. And 4:45 p.m. Mondays -Fridays. For another ping pong tournament is slated more information, call the HFSC. for late July. For more information on Air Force sports, call the Howard Fitness Sports Center at 284-3451. Army The Clayton Bowling Center features free open bowling. Center hours are Mon.-Fri. from I1 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. from noon until 8 p.m., Abdiel A Gutierrez won the June 12 open ping pong tournament Sundays and holidays from 3-7 p.m. hosted by Fort Clayton's Valent Recreation Center. Hours are subject to change as needed for parties, leagues or special events. Is your child having a birthday and you're wondering what to do? Why not have a Kiddie birthday party at the Bowling Center. A special package is available. For more information, call 288Tony Reina (left) finished in sec5460. ond place, while Abdiel A. Aerobic classes are available at Gutierrez won the championship the Fort Kobbe Elementary School trophy. Trophies were awarded to Gym. The cost is $1 per person. the top three participants in the Classes are 5:45 -6:45 p.m. Tuestournament. James Pierre was the days and Thursdays, and 9 -10 a.m. third-place finisher. Gutierrez (serving) defeated Reina 21-17, 21-16 to win the championship. on Saturdays. For more information, Step aerobics instruction is availFort Clayton offers free bowling, swimming able at Reeder Fitness Center. For more information, call 288-5201. Fort Clayton's Williford Pool For more information on Army and the Bowling Center now sports call DCA Sports at 288-5610/ offer free swimming and 3866 or the Reeder Gym at 2884713/ bowling. The swimming pool, 7861. which is scheduled to close Sept. 30, is open seven days Upcoming runs a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Tuesdays and ThursSportline America and the Isthdays -the Tuesday and mus Road Runners are sponsoring Thursday hours are from 11 a Nike 6K Run at 6:30 a.m. Sunday a.m. to 8 p.m. at Plaza Nueva York. The Isthmus The Bowling Center, which Road Runners and the Panama is scheduled to close June 30, Olympic Committee are sponsoring has the following hours of the following runs: an 8K run at 7 operation: weekdays from 11 a.m. June 27 at El Dorado near a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from KFC, and a 10K run at 7 a.m. at the noon until 8 p.m., and SunPanama Canal College on July 11. days and holidays from 3 to 7 The Panama Armed Forces Runp.m. Keep in mind, the ning Association is sponsoring 2,3 Bowling Center hours are and 5-mile runs 7 a.m. July 17 at subject to change as needed the Fort Clayton Pedestrian Gate. for parties, leagues or special For more information on upcomevents. For more information, ing runs, call Allen Jones at 288call the Bowling Center at 3310. 288-5466 or Williford Pool at _______________ J__ 288-6660.

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Tropic Times News June 18,1999 National Guard units hold inactivation ceremonies story and photos the National Guard's military police, inback and remember all of by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Wedeking fantry training and exchanges, logistical, the hard work the NaNational Guard Bureau-Public Affairs supply and maintenance, public affairs, tional Guard has done FORT CLAYTON -Allaying some military intelligence, signal, finance, and here, but we have to try people's fears that more than 15-years of ordnance disposal support. to be positive and look successful National Guard deployments "As your unit prepares to inactivate at all of this as just anhad totally ceased, the commander for and you prepare yourselves to depart, I other step." U.S. Army South in Panama said citizenwant you to pause for a moment and realOther citizen-soldiers soldiers would continue to be tapped for ize the immensity of what you have ac-like North Carolina their expertise in Latin America and the complished here," Kensinger said. "It is Army National Guard Caribbean even though the U.S. military here at this critical point, your units and Capt. Gary Robinson, Ex-' is pulling out of Panama. the U.S. National Guard soldiers have ercise Support Command These words of encouragement came achieved their finest hour." protocol officer -said he during a June 4th inactivation ceremony Some may consider the Total Force and others were still in a at Fort Clayton, Panama, for two of the policy a cliche now, but Kensinger instate of disbelief that alArmy National Guard's two premier units sists that the National Guard will conmost a century of U.S. -the Exercise Support Command and the tinue to be tapped more and more for the military involvement on Theater Equipment and Maintenance "tough jobs" because of the "success the isthmian nation was Site. story" they wrote in Latin America and actually coming to an "As I look out over this proud collecthe Caribbean. end. tion of citizen-soldiers, I realize that we To prove his point, Kensinger noted "It still hasn't hit," will be seeing each other many times -I that only seven countries in the Western added Robinson, who is repeat: many times again," said Maj. Hemisphere were even democratically a native of Fort Wayne, Gen. Philip R. Kensinger, U.S. Army elected governments when then-Maj. Ind. "It probably won't South commander. "The contributions Kensinger first witnessed Guard deployhit until we're standing you and thousands of National Guardsments in 1983 to Latin America. Howon the ground in Puerto men like you in this command have made ever, more than 15 years later and with Rico." in this part of the world is unprecthe Guard leaving Panama, he noted a Others view the deedented. The contributions that you will radically positive change in the region. parture of the National continue to make will help us shape and Now only one country still is not a pracGuard from Panama as preserve a hemisphere of peace, stability ticing democracy -Cuba. one more positive paraMaj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger (left), U.S. Army and prosperity." "I ask myself how can I begin to regraph that has been writSouth commanding general, looks off in thought Because of the continuing U.S. milipay you for all that you have done in ten in a thick book docuwhile Col. Angel M. Rivera, Exercise Support tary base closures in compliance with the these foreign lands. I'm not sure I know renting hundreds of Command commander, makes a point during a coming Panama Canal Treaty deadline on how," the general said. "The change to years of National Guard discussion following the inactivation of the NaDec. 31, 1999, and the eventual turnover democracy in the region I think has all history. tional Guard unit at Fort Clayton, Panama. of U.S. Control of the Panama Canal to been done by your efforts." "The National Guard citizen-soldiers With National Guard states knowing the government of Panama, forward-deDespite the glowing words of encourhave always done a good job, and thanks they will now have to be more reliant ployed Air and Army National Guard agement, some National Guard citizenforajob well done,"Col. AngelM. Rivera, on their own leaders and noncommisunits stationed in Panama have been cassoldiers, many who participated in years Exercise Support Command commander sioned officers to make future exercises ing their colors while the U.S. military reof various military and humanitarian exersaid following the casing of the colors. "I a success, Guard officials believe the locates U.S. Army South headquarters to cises over the years while serving in the think this is the end of a chapter and the National Guard will still continue to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. tropics, still could not help experiencing start of a new one." prof-ssionally represent the United Although Kensinger acknowledged feelings of sadness. Looking toward the future, military State's oldest military institution -not during the somber deactivation ceremoThat melancholy was especially comofficials at National Guard Bureau in only in the Western Hemisphere, but nies he was saddened to see the National pounded when some returning citizenArlington, Va., said planning new exeraround the world. Guard and U.S. military leaving Panama, soldiers, who previously served in cises in the expansive Southern ComStill others said the high-standards he noted that citizen-soldiers should Panama, witnessed some of Fort mand theater will shift back to indiand zeal with which National Guard proudly hold their heads high because Clayton's virtually deserted family quarvidual states, where planning officers troops displayed in the tropics over the ceremony climaxed more than 15 ters, the abandoned Theater Equipment will have to assume more responsibilthe years will also see them continuing years of National Guard involvement in and Maintenance Site motor pool at Fort ity in the planning process rather than to serve in their role as goodwill amthe Western Hemisphere. Kobbe and the lifeless flight line at relying so heavily on forward-deployed bassadors. Kensinger reflected back on the NaHoward Air Force Base. units. "I thought we offered something tional Guard's efforts throughout Latin "It is sad that we are having to leave. To make sure leaders and troops get unique. We completed all of our assigned America and the Caribbean, to include Panama is such a beautiful country. I the word about the changes, National missions successfully and we met all of deploying tens of thousands of National have friends here in Panama and with the Guard Bureau's Deputy Director and our deadlines," added Lt. Col. Donald E. Guard troops to the area to build roads, military, so with everyone splitting up Brig. Gen. Michael J. Squier, and Col. Potter, Teams commander, who following schools, medical clinics, freshwater and leaving I will miss them," said Puerto Clyde A. Vaughn, former Exercise Supcompleting his tenure as a commander in wells, and providing medical treatment Rico Army National Guard Spc. Lana port Command commander and presently Panama, will be returning to National for hundreds of thousands of people. Luciano of Mayagiez, P.R., and a logischief of National Guard Bureau's OperaGuard Bureau. Besides the engineering and medical tics specialist at Exercise Support Coitions Division, attended the deactivation "Sometimes I wonder how we did it, but efforts, Kensinger was also thankful for mand. "It's very sad to have to look in Panama. we met all of our missions," Potter said. (Left) National Guard citizen-soldiers performing Color Guard Duty stand at attention with the flags of the United States of America, Panama, and the unit colors for Exercise Support Command headquartered at Fort Clayton, Panama, and the Theater Equipment and Maintenance Site headquartered at Fort Kobbe, Panama, during a brief inactivation ceremony held recently at Fort Clayton. (Above) As a flag bearer (left) waits, Command Sgt. Maj. Royal J. Moulton (second from left) cases the colors of the inactivating Exercise Support Command headquartered at Fort Clayton, Panama, while Col. Angel M. Rivera (second from right), unit commander, rolls up the National Guard unit's flag and Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger, U.S. Army South commanding general, stands at attention during the brief ceremony.

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Tropic Times June 18, 1999 ew s 56th Signal Battalion relocates to Puerto Rico story and photos by Charlie McElroy Just Cause which helped restore deTropic Times Staff mocracy in Panama and earned the batCOROZAL"Debit Verbum Trantalion "Panama" battle streamers. sire" sounded loudly as the 56th SigWhile still based in Panama, the batnal Battalion held its Relocation Certalion provided superb strategic and emony in Corozal on Monday. The batsustaining base communications in talion will continue to serve under the support of Operations Safe Haven and command of U.S. Army South from its Safe Passage for thousands of Cuban new post at Fort Buchanan, Puerto migrants from Castro's dictatorship. Rico. In the past two years, the 56th SigThe ceremony, with over 200 people nal Battalion has deployed soldiers and present, marked the last of U.S. Army civilians throughout much of Central South's battalions to inactivate or reloand South America and the Caribbean cate outside of Panama. in support of command exercises and "While we experience a great loss in humanitarian relief. The battalion supmoving the 56th from Panama," said ported medical readiness exercises, Col. Richard B. Thomas, commander of peacekeeping exercises, distinguished the Theater Support Brigade, "we feel a visitor programs, overseas command great sense of pride in the legacy you conferences, and real world disaster take with you to a new era in Puerto relief operations in the wake of hurriRico." Elements of the 56th will remain canes Mitch and Georges. in Panama to close out communica"The 56th Signal Battalion is like no tions support. other signal organization in the world," "The 56th Signal Battalion has said Lt. Col. Frederick J. Maxwell, batproven itself repeatedly in both peace talion commander. "Its diverse organiand war," said Thomas. "The comprezational structure and mission make it hensive, timely, and responsive comunique. It is also the busiest signal unit munications support provided by the in the Army and one of the best." battalion has been crucial to the sucMaxwell went on to say that the cercess of USARSO and SOUTHCOM opemonial casing of the battalion colors erations." marked the departure of the battalion Thomas emphasized that whenever from Panama, but that a rich legacy will and wherever U.S. Army South conremain -a legacy of people. ducted operations, the 56th Signal BatSpeaking of Maxwell's fine perfortalion ensured that well-trained, wellmance of duty as commander of the equipped, and well-led soldiers and ci56th Signal Battalion, Thomas said, vilians were on the scene in support. 'Colonel Maxwell has been a superb Since 1927, the 56th Signal Battalion mentor of soldiers, noncommissioned has been a dynamic participant in many officers, officers and civilians. He is a strategic and tactical operations. On Dcaring and compassionate leader whose Day, the battalion participated in the highest priority has always been to initial amphibious assault landings on take care of his people so they can Omaha Beach and thereafter supported take care of their mission.' combat operations in Northern France, Thomas went on to say that he was the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and honored to have served with the memCentral Europe for which it received bers of the 56th Signal Battalion. He battle streamers and the Meritorious thanked each of them for their selfless Unit Commendation for notable World sacrifice and professionalism while War II service. serving here in Panama, and expressed In more recent history, the 56th Sigconfidence in their ability to continue nal Battalion provided support to U.S. serving the Army's proud traditions at Southern Command during Operation their new duty station in Puerto Rico. (Above) Lt. Col. Frederick J. Maxwell, 56th Signal Battalion commander, salutes the ceremonial casing of the battalion colors as the remaining members of the battalion prepare to depart for Puerto Rico. (Below Left). Maj.Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., USARSO commander, congratulates Col. Maxwell for a job well done. (Below Right) Members of the 56th Signal Battalion Color Guard perform the flag casing during the ceremony held at Corozal. T.

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Youth Program Foster Care Relocation Center The Howard Youth Center is offering The Family Advocacy Program welThe Relocation Assistance Center ofa Free Summer Program for kids right up comes participants interested in becomfers a variety of services. For those until July 30. Lots of fun and educational ing Certified Foster Care Parents. The PCSing, there are computers with activities are scheduled for children program provides training that enables Internet access and a well stocked ages 5 to 12. Children must be regisyou to gain rewarding experiences. lending closet to help you with all your tered in order to participate in the proApplicants must reside on a military inbasic household needs. For more inforgram. For more information, call the stallation. For more information, call mation stop by Building 200, Fort Youth Center at 284-4700. Nelida Holnes at 288-6643. Clayton, or call 288-9234/9235. Tropictivities June 18, 1999 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Page BI Serving the Joint Community SMiThSONiAN'S MARiNE ExhibiTioN CENTER ON IsL NAos story and photos by Charles S. McElroy Tropic Times Staff AMADOR -"DON'T PUT YOUR FINGER IN THAT!" is a phrase you won't hear at the Marine Exhibition Center on Naos Island. The mission of the center is to teach young and old about the mysteries of the sea, and a hands on experience is the best way to do it. Ever had a star fish "walk" across your hand? The Marine Exhibition Center, located on Amador Causeway, is a must visit if you want to have a relaxing day while getting to know Panama's rich diversity of coastal and near shore sea life. The center is operated by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and receives more than 40,000 visitors annually. There are guided attractions or you can do it on your own. You will also find the tranquil and serene location a perfect site for a picnic as you gaze in one direction across the bay at the skyline of Panama City or in another direction at the ships waiting to enter the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. There are live exhibits from the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean with "touch tanks" holding live marine organisms. Don't be frightened. These creatures are the ones of awe and wonder -sea stars, shellfish, sea urchins and larger crustaceans. There is the occasional rarity that will make you shudder, but all the exhibits promise to tell you more than you knew about the amazing world of the sea. mobile cannons used for defending the Canal have been (Above) Visitors get a hands-on education There is an overlook high enough to allow you to turned into classrooms for student visits and a projecabout the many marine exhibits on display. look out across the bay and into the horizon of the Pation room for showing movies. (Below Left) The "Relationship Between the cific Ocean, as well as closer-by seabirds and inverteYou can reach the center by driving two miles out Man and the Sea" pavilion also overlooks the brates -for example, spineless limpets and snails. Amador Causeway to the first of three islands called Isla Pacific Ocean. (Below) Serene nature trails There's a lovely nature trail where you may be able Naos. The Marine Exhibition Center is clearly marked and picnic areas are a wonderland of nature. to view two or more different species of iguanas and with signs, and the entrance is located just past the sloths. If you've never seen a sloth, it's a mesmerizing Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute which is a hub ballet in slow motion and something you won't easily for research of marine and coastal environments. The forget. The center's guides always seem to know where drive is worth it -it's possibly one of the most beautiful the sloths are, so just ask them. causeways in the world. Isla Naos, the site of the Marine Exhibition Center, The center is open to the public from Tuesday has a history -it was the location of one of Panama's through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and first deep-water ports, a base for the defense of the CaSundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a small donation nal, a Boy Scouts camp, and a home for fishermen. Torequired -$1 for adults and 50 cents for children under day, the bunkers that used to house huge 80 millimeter 12. For more information call 227-6022.

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~) Tropic Times B2 8June1 Notices sor.and the historic Fort San Loenzo. Cross horse and explore the countryside in E e Visit historic Panama City Air Forcehe Gatun Locks Bridge and have lunch Valle, the beautiful mountain valley lofounded in 1506 and destroyed and *Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107 at your own expense at the Tarpon Club cated in the interior of Panama. EI Valle's sacked by pirate Henry Morgan. Tour Tours depart fromt Howard Theater. restaurant. We'll also visit the Spillway lush vegetation, colorful flowers, waterthe Casco Viejo founded in 1676 and Old Panama and Miratiores Locks and Dam, and you'll get to watch the fls nin ninptrgyh n eiicn fisSaihadFec tou 9 ~m.-u1h a a yp al m' Gatn Lcksin pertio. Dn'tforetcooler temperatures make it one of heritage. Stop at San Jose Church to sn.njstaunhant ra mtypia Panmayour camera. Panama's popular tourist attractions. see their Golden Altar, the National nian restaurant. Bring mney for lunch Crocodile photo safari 8 -I p.m, Theater, Las Bovedas enjoy live music canepurchases. Don't forget your June 26, $40. Spend the evening watchArmy Fridays and Saturdays and the French Peacock bass fishing trip 5 a.m. -ing crocodiles on this evening adven*Outdoor Recreation Center: 288restaurant 7 p.m. Mondays -Fridays, ture. Trained guides will capture the 7355/6453 and the new Canal Museum. 2 p.m. Sunday, $25. Join us for at super crocodile, giving everyone the chance to day of fishing near Arenosa Village take pictures. Don't forget insect repelIReservations for outings are under Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday. on Gatun Lake. Bring your own fishlent, your camera, flash light and rain way at Building 178, Fort Clayton. Stop at Portobelo to see the Black ing gear, lunch and refreshments. We gear. Canoe the Chagres -Pacific SaturChrist. provide transportation, boat with Isla Grande snorkeling trip 7 a.m. -4 day, $20 includes transportation, equipEl Valle 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Enjoy guide, bait, ice and coolers for fish. p.m. June 26, $22/person. Isla Grande is ment and guide. shopping in the native market which is Fish cleaning is available. known as the Diamond of the Atlantic, Snorkel/dive Isla Grande June 26. only open on Sundays. You'll be able Santa Clara Beach tour 8 a.m. -4 located 75 miles from Panama City and 29 Visit El Valle Sunday and June 27. to purchase handicrafts such as soapp.m. Sunday, $14/person. Spend the miles from the city of Colon. It has abunNestled in the green mountain of the stone carvings, bateas, and pottery. El afternoon on one of Panama's finest dant vegetation and a beautiful white province of Cocl6 is El Valle de Anton, Valle's lush vegetation, colorful flowbeaches. You can swim, sunbathe, sand beach with a variety of colorful fish a resort town which has become an imers and waterfalls make it one of the play volleyball, enjoy a picnic in one that can be seen in the surrounding coral portant jewel in Panama's ecotourism most popular tourist attractions in of the bohios, and even rent horses to reefs. treasure chest. Panama. Enjoy lunch -at Hotel ride on the beach. Parara Puru Indian village tour 8 The Mamoni overnight trip is availCampestre. Visit Gatun Locks 8 a.m. -5 p.m. a.m. -4 p.m. June 26, $22. Take a cayuco able. Includes a two-hour drive into' Shopping tour 9 a.m. -4 p.m. June 25, $14/person.Our air condiride along the Chagres River to visit the Chepo and a three-hour horseback ride. Thursday. Visit Central Avenue, El tioned bus will take you to the historic unique Parara Puru Indian community Enjoy typical food, rustic sleeping acDorado and Los Pueblos shopping "Gold Coast," the Atlantic side of the and experience their social lifestyle and commodations and activities. Not meant malls, the most popular shopping Istmaus of Panama. Once there, we"' witness their primitive customs dating for the mild at heart. For more informaarea in town. visit Fort Sherman, home of the U.S. back 500 years. Bring a sack lunch and tion, call the center. Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest Military Jungle Operations Training don't forget the camera. *Valent Recreation Center: 288military air fares, hotel, car rental disSchool, the Army's Zoo-home of an El Valle horseback riding trip 7 a.m. 6500 counts and more. For more informa1 8foot anaconda, ocelots, monkeys -4 p.m. Saturday -May 30, $24. Ride a Make early reservations for tours: tion, call 288-7077. A to the 24th Support Group deputy A commander at least four working *Howard Community Center: days before the event. 284-6161 *Howard AFB Sports and RecreThe center is located on the ation Rental Center: 284-6107/ Ground Floor of Building 707. New 3539 S-hours: 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays -Check out the wide variety of Fridays, noon -6 p.m. Saturdays, equipment for rent, camping, fishing closed Sundays and holidays and and boating, home entertainment, noon -6 p.m. down days. home improvement, outdoor, picnic the Frame Shop will be closed on and party, sports and cooking equipJuly 10. meant for a minimal fee daily, weekend Graphics Shop relocation. The and weekly rental. PCSing? If so, get Graphics Shop will move to Building $5 off weekly and monthly rentals on ,707 on July 16. TVs, VCRs and TV/VCR combos. *Howard Skills Development Must be accompanied by orders. Center: 284-6361 Rent a mountain bike for a month or The Balloon Shop is located in week and receive a free water bottle. the Skills Development Center, Building 711. Check our daily specials and Army make someone smile. The Skills De*Valent Recreation Center: velopment Center now has the Bal288-6500 loon Shop and Pack-N-Wrap with Private tours for 10 -15 people gifts, balloons and wrappings for can be arranged. Advance reservashipping for all occasions. tions and payment required for any *Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107 tours listed or other local tours. The Spc. Brian Murphy (U.S. Army) Rent Howard bohios and pools for center also provides music rooms, El Morro private parties or squadron funcmovies on weekends, slot machine, People enjoy beautifull days by flying kites and visiting El Morro tions. If you wish to serve alcohol, pool tables, ping pong tables and Castle, Puerto Rico. you must submit a letter of request rental service. rAir Force Army *Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts *Howard Skills Development Center: 288-5957/7360 Center: 284-6361 Center is scheduled for closure New hours of operation 10 a.m. June 30. Patrons are requested to Li -4 p.m. Tuesdays -Saturdays. clear their wood and multicraft The center accepts commercial projects. credit cards. Drawing and acrylic painting 2 Registration and payment are -4 p.m. Sundays and 7 -9 p.m. required before attending classes. Classes will be cancelled 24 hours Wednesdays. Watercolor and oil prior if minimum participation is painting techniques 7 -9 p.m. (caunesy) not met. i rh Thursday. Painting supplies are M iraflores Visitors Center Frame Shop will close on July not included in the fee. Register in The Visitors Center in Miraflores Locks is one of the Panama Canal's prin10. advance. cipal tourists attraction.

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Tropic Times Notices June18 1999B3 CLASS OF '65 PARAiso HiCTH SCHOOL IS HOSTING A F ATRlK'S DAY LLUNCHE-ON HONORINC THE, RE-\. CANON 4 DENNIS N. OSIA 3PAL SUINDA Y A T PALACio DorADO, LOCATED ACROSS FROM MCDoNAL D, NI, THE EL DL)RADO AREA. COST is $.20 PEP PERSON. FOR 11 MCIRE INFORMATION OR TICKETS, :ALL 276-6205, 442078OR 221-S449. Griselda Sterling (Tropic Times) Visit El Valle Enjoy shopping in the native market which is only open on Sundays. You'll be able to purchase handicrafts such as soapstone carvings, bateas, and pottery. Call 284-6107 or 288-7355 and set up your trip or tour now. Cronic a de Fin de Siglo '99 Installation Dinner NAF Sale SBernheim Gallery Marriott Panama Hotel Bowline Center The Bernheim Gallery is hosting the presentation The American Society of Panama is hosting their The 24th Services Squadron is hosting a NAF Sale of the French artist Didier Lalanne Estrabaut with the '99 Installation Dinner 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 8 a.m. -noon July 10 at the Howard Air Force Base exposition End of Century Chronic. The exposition is Marriott Hotel. Guest speaker is second vice-presiBowling Center. We are selling the entire house: ev7 p.m. through the month of June. Come and enjoy dent-elect Dominador Kayser Bazan. Tickets are $25 erything is going. Bring lots of money, family and this beautiful exposition that the gallery is pitting on for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more inforfriends, and enjoy this special sale that the squadron for you. For more information, call 223-0012/0006, or mation or tickets, call David Hunt at 285-9836, Fred is putting on for you. Sale open to ID card holders e-mail us at bernheim@sinfo.net. Denton at 223-2215, or Pamela Gakes at 270-0864. only. For more information, call 284-4190. Air Force ter in Building 722. Vehicles cannot be left for inspections. For more in*Howard Community Center: formation, call the center at 284-3370. 284-6161 Beginner, intermediate and advanced English and Spanish Army classes. Call the center for more *Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba information. Shop: 288-7355/6453 *Howard Pool: 284-3569 The Aquacenter, Building 178. is Hours of operation: 10 a.m. -6 now closed on Sundays. p.m. Tuesday -Sunday and holiMotorboat operator course ofdays. Closed Monday. fered 8 a.m. -noon monthly. Fee is Water Aerobics 8:30 -9:30 a.m. $10 for Jon boat certification, $20 for Tuesdays and Thursdays, $2/ Boston Whaler/ocean certification. class, call for more information. Advance reservations required. F *Howard Auto Skills Center: fective June 1, there will be no fees 284-3370 for the Motorboat operations' The Auto shop will close July course. 1. Gatun Lake fishing charters Hours: 11 a.m. -7 p.m Tuesdays available, $30/person, minimum of -Thursdays, 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Frithree people, includes Jon boat w/ days, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 30hp, boat, guide, cooler, fishing a.m. -5 p.m. Sundays and closed tackle, bait and safety equipment. Mondays and holidays. Open-water dive classes on MonVehicle resale lot: Planning to days. Minimum of six people resell your car'? Contact Auto Skills quired. Includes pool sessions, at Howard. theory sessions and open-wateU Services: Towing I I a.m. -7 dives. Register in advance. p.m. Tuesdays -Thursdays, I1 The Scuba Shop has equipment a.m. -6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for rent, advanced instruction and Saturdays (as long as a qualified services to include repairing spear driver is on duty). If a tow extends guns, regulators and gauges. beyond 5:30 p.m., there is an addi*Auto Craft Center: tional hourly charge. Air condiThe center is located in Buildings a.m. 5 p.m Sundays. Spanish headstart class, eight tioning repair, brakes, oil changes, 178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort Wheel alignment 3 -9 p.m. Monweek course, meets twice a week. tune-ups, front-end alignment and Clayton will close operation June 30. days, Thursdays and Fridays. Intermediate Spanish classes welding available. The shop features work-area Brake repair class 1 -9:30 pI. available. Fee includes manual. For Vehicle inspection services I I bays, electric lifts, instructions and Fridays. more information, call the center. a.m. -7 p.m. Tuesdays -Thursclasses. *Valent Recreation Center: 288Piano classes Mondays -Thursdays, 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Fridays, 9 Electric engine analysis 4 -9 p.m. 6500 days, half-hour sessions. a.m. -5 p.m. Saturdays, I I a.m. -5 Mondays. New hours of operation: 9 a.m. -9 Basic English classes 10 a.m. p.m. Sundays self help and closed Air-conditioning maintenance 2 p.m. Mondays -Fridays, noon -9 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays. Cost is S10.25. Have p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Frip.m. Saturdays, Sundays and hohIntermediate English Mondays and your vehicle inspected at the cendays. Noon -5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 days. Register for ongoing classes. Wednesdays.

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.4r Tropic Times B4 June 18, 1999 Potpourri The Directorate of Civilian Personnel is Clayton Sundays. For more information, call the Club. accepting applications on a continuous basis for *Cafe 519: 288-6007 Steak out 2:30 -8 p.m. Sundays. the following announcements. All interested Breakfast 6 -11 a.m. Mondays -Fri*Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom applicants need to re-submit an updated SF-171 days. Lunch I 1 a.m. -2 p.m. with hot speOpen for special functions only. R & B 8 every six months. Registers established from cials, a salad bar and sandwiches. Enjoy a p.m. -midnight Fridays. these announcements will be used to fill special buffet Thursdays. *Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284temporary positions. *Clayton Community Club: 288-4716. 4189. The Club is now featuring a la carte dining Open 11 a.m. -midnight Mondays, VB#51-OC General Clerical, NM-4(Used to 5 -9 p.m. Tuesdays -Saturdays. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. fill most clerical positions). Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The 1:30 a.m. Fridays. best deal in town, best value and best entertainMembers only Social Hour 5:30 p.m. VB# 52-OC Sales Store Checker, NM-3 nent. Enjoy the hot and cold entrees, salads, Fridays. (Intermittent wk sch). breakfast items, pastries and desserts. Great Pool tournaments 6:30 p.m. Fridays. food and background music. Alternative Rock and Tecno 4 -8 p.m. Until further notice, the written test for all Lunch 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Mondays -FriVariety music 8 p.m. -midnight Saturdays. temporary appointments to clerical positions at days. Treat yourself to a nice break. Free juke box 11 a.m. -2 a.m. Monday. grades NM-2, 3, and 4 is waived. Discover Cafi 1999 5 -9 p.m. Sundays -Karaoke plus Late Night Disco 11a.m. Saturdays. Menu includes popular treats of the midnight Monday and more Karaoke until 2 VB# 55-OC Secretary (Typing/Office former Loop such as: buffalo wings, taco a.m. Tuesday. Automa-tion), NM-5, specialized experience salad, burgers and a casual atmosphere, Service Members Appreciation Day and required. coupled with varied appetizers and main draft beer special all day Wednesday. IMPORTANT NOTE: THE JOB INFORMAcourses. The Cafe will provide a great dining Pool tournament 7 p.m. Wednesday. TION CENTER WILL CLOSE PERMAalternative. Social hour with snack 6 -8 p.m. NENTLY JUNE 30, 1999 (4:15 P.M.) The Corral is open 7 p.m. -2 a.m. WednesWednesday. days, Fridays and Saturdays. Join in for great Country and Western night 8 -11 p.m. VB# Vacancies, Title And Location Open: 06country sounds. .Thursdays. 18-99 Close: 06-29-99 *La Mola Cafe: 288-4202 Members night and club card drawing Breakfast 6:30 -9:30 a.m. Mondays -Fri8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Social hour reduced 277-99-SS INFORMATION SYSTEMS MGT. days, 7 -11 a.m. Saturdays -Sundays; lunch prices 4:30 -7:30 p.m. SPEC. NM-301-13. 9th Signal Command, 56th II a.m. -1:30 p.m. Mondays -Fridays, 11 a.m. All nighters/live entertainment 9 p.m. Bn. Command Group, Deputy Commander. -1 p.m. Saturdays -Sundays; dinner 5 -8 p.m. Saturday and June 26. Open to enlisted Treaty Implementation Planning Officer. daily. members and their guests. *Top 3/Officer's Lounge: 284-4189 Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 year equiv. to Howard Open 4 -9 p.m. Monday -Thursdays. NM-12. TIG: 1 year at NM-12. Note: Competitive Temp. Promotion. 11-29-99. Limited to *Tropic Breeze Club-Building 710: 284Super social hour 5:30 -6:30 current permanent employees. Bilingual 4189 p.m.Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. (English/Spanish) Security Clearance required. Cashiers hours: 10 a.m. -9 p.m. Saturdays Blue Note 7 p.m. Saturday and June 26. -Wednesdays, 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. All ranks welcome. 278-99-SS MANAGEMENT ANALYST, NM-noon Fridays. Boss and buddy night social hour 5:30 343-09. 9th ASC. 56th Signal Bn. Resource Closed for lunch 1:15 -2 p.m. daily. p.m. Mondays. Management Office, Manpower Branch. "A la Carte" Sunday breakfast 9 a.m. -*Mulligan's on the Green at Horokt: Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 year equiv. to noon. Eggs-to-order, pancakes, bacon, sausage, 283-3295 NM-07. TIG: NM-07. NOTE: Competitive omelets, fresh breads, croissants and more. Breakfast menu 6 -10 a.m.Sundays Temporary Promotion. NTE: 11-29-99. A [a Carte breakfast 6 -9 a.m. Mondays -Saturdays. Open for lunch and dinner. Fridays.Weekly lunch and dinner 10 a.m. -8:30 p.m., 279-99-SS TELEPHONE OPERATOR. NMInternational lunch buffet 11 a.m. -1:30 Mondays -Thursdays, 10 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Fridays, 382-05. 9th ASC. 56th Sig. Bn. 94th Sig. Co. p.m. $4.95. Fridays: Southern buffet. 6-d:30 p.m. Saturdays and 6 a.m. -8:30 p.m. TSB. Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 year Mondays: All American. Tuesdays: Italian. Mongolian barbecue 5:30 -8:30 p.m. equiv to NM-04. NOTE: Temporary NTE: 09Wednesdays: Mexican. Thursdays: Oriental. Mondays, $8.95 for the first 8-ounce and $4.95 for 01-99. Security Clearance required. Shift Work. All ranks a la carte dining. 5:30 -9 p.m. the vegetarian version. Wednesdays -Saturdays. A great menu with *Cafe Seven-O-Seven-Building 707: 284280-99-SS ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN, appetizers, salads, soups and entrees to please 5848 NM-856-11. 9th ASC. 56th Sig. Bn. 94th Sig everyone. Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, fruit shakes and Co., SATCOM. Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.: Breezeway open 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Mondays crossants. Specialty bagels and pastries. 1 year equiv. to NM-09. TIG: 1 year at NM-09. -Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. -11 p.m. Open 6 a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays -Fridays. Noon NOTE: Competitive Temporary Promotion Tuesdays and Fridays, la.m. -11:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Try our deli NTE:10-31-99. Limited to currentPermanent Saturdays and Sundays, noon -1 p.m. sandwiches and pastries. and Term employees. Security Clearance required. Driver's License required. ............................... American Red Cross The American Red Cross is seeking a qualified individual to join its staff at Fort Clayton, Panama as an after-hours worker. Duties include: provide social services to members of the military and their families, verification of emergency leave information for military commanders, financial assistance and confidential counseling. Worker will be on call nights, weekend and holidays.Requirements: a must hold a valid military privileges ID card, be 0 US citizen, reside within 20 minutes of Fort Clayton and have access to telephone and transportation. Wages: $5.50 per hour, with a 0 guarantee of a minimum of 10 hours per week when scheduled. Qualified persons may submit a resume at Building 519, Room 344 or mail "resume to Office of the Station Manager, Americnan Red Cross, Unit 7125, APO AA 34004. FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH State Side University Job Opening State Side University Jeb tpern:THE HOwARD TROPIC BREEZE CLUB IS OFFERING A FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH State Side University needs teachers and .: AM1:30 P.M. StUNDAY. COST is $7.95FRA LTAN $.9 FR professors for liberal arts, graduate and under :10:30 A.M. 5 FOR ADILTS AND $3.95 FOR graduate program. The university is projecting CHILDREN AGES 5 -12. COME JOIN US AND ENJOY, WITH YOUR FATHER AND to set up a branch in Panama. Those interested FAMILY, THIS DELICIOUS BRUNCH THAT WE HAVE PREPARED IST FOR YOU. in applying should mail their resume to Suite 447, APDO FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL284-4189. 47 PO0832-2745, World Trade Center.

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Tropic Times Movies June18 1999B5 Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Howard AFB 6:30 pm: The King 4:30 pm: Forces of 4:30 pm: The King 7 pm: The Love 7 pm: A Murder of 7 pm: The 7 pm: Edtv 284-3583 and 1 Nature*and I Letter Crows* Mummy* 8:30 pm: The Love 6:30 pm: Edtv 6:30 pm: Baby Letter* 9 pm: A Murder of Geniuses Crows* 8:30 pm: Office Space Fort Clayton 6:30 pm: Edtv 4:30 pm: The King 4:30 pm: Forces 7 pm: A Murder 7 pm: The Love 7 pm: Office Space 7 pm: The Love 288-7279 9 pm: A Murder of and I of Nature*of Crows* Letter Letter Crows* 6:30 pm: The 6:30 pm: Edtv Mummy* 9 pmn: Life 9 pm: The Love Letter All movies are subject to change depending on R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent arrival in country or adult guardian. Tickets are available in five price categories: $3.50, $3, $1.75, PG-13 Parental guidance suggested for children under 13. $1.50 and $1. *First run movies $3.50 .**Special Price PG Parental guidance suggested. AAFES Home Page: www.panama.phoenix.net/-aafespan.default.html G Suitable for general audience. Now showing ."Forces of Nature I l e m o 74 T Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck Is 0ewitc sing y 0 or e, WOn 6Lsly Ben has two days to get from New York to SaS em .aceeble ard -tmorotisly Cont iot4s vannah for his wedding. How hard can that be in Pime, WIM/ 1? -this age of planes, trains and automobiles? Vari* ous circumstances hinder his trip to Savannah. Ben -" and t *e f .v Y ae has to wonder if somebody up there is trying to* tell him something. R, 1 hr, 49 min. SLife Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are two* bit criminals wrongly accused of murder by a very white sheriff. From the gravesite of the two aged buddies, the movie flashes back over the 50 years they spent in prison, the important times and W., events they missed, along with a never-ending supply of prison pranks. R, 2 hr, 15 min. Office Space Howard AFB JenniferAniston, Ron Livingston Mike Judge, the creator of "Beavis and 9 Butthead," directs Ron Livingston as an overworked programmer on the verge of a mid-life : m: crisis. His personal life offers no relief until an niuses(PG) Kathleen encounter with lovely waitress Jennifer C Aniston. Motivated to do something different, Turner, Christopher e AMRQACR 0DtnoaccomsANKI/BASPRDUCION THKINAND he convinces his fellow cubicle mates to rebel Lloyd against evil corporate boss Gary Cole. R, 1 hr, 28 min. The King andCHRD*C8:30 pm: The Matrix -The Kin and I (R) Keanu Reeves, .Showing tonight at the Howard Theater. Animated Miranda Richardson lends her voice to this animated ad* Laurence Fishburne A Murder Of Crows aptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musiCuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger cal. A British teacher and her son travel to the exotic land of e After getting disbarred by the courts of Louisiana, Siam. Miranda Richardson is the voice of Anna, sent to Fo C Russell Lawson decides to publish a mystery novel under tutor the children of the King, played by Martin Vidnovic. e F r C ly o his own name which was actually written by another man. PG-13, 1 hr, 28 min. When it comes to light that the crimes depicted in the book are real unsolved murders, he becomes the prime suspect. The Love Letter : 6:30 pm: Entrapment R, 1 hrs, 42 min. Kate Capshaw, Torn Selleck : (PG-13) Sean Connery, In the sleepy New England town of Loblolly By The Baby Geniuse Sea, a letter has arrived that is going to wake things up. Catherine Zeta-Jones Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd It is a love letter-ardemt, sensual .and unsigned. Every* Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd star as two evil body who reads it wonders who it's for and who it's 0 .doctors working for the world's leading manufacturer in from. Determined to find the letter's author, Helen 8:30 pm: Mod Squad baby products.Turner and Lloyd are secretly working on MacFarquhar begins a quest that will open her life to a .cracking the lucrative secret of "baby talk." Problems arise new chapter involving two decidedly different men. (R) Claire Danes, Omar when the baby geniuses unite to overthrow the doctors George, an old friend from her past, and Johnny, a young Epps and their laboratory. PG, 1 hr, 34 mini. man very much in her present. Will one of them decide her future'? R, 1 hrs, 28 min. -Edtv Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfmnan The Mummy Matthew McConaughey stars as a beer-can dangling, Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz a video store clerk who happens to be an adult. His affable Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah star as charm and good looks land him a job on an experimental treasure-seeking explorers in 1925. During a dig at an an. television show where he's the 24-hour star. Woody cient Egyptian site, they accidentally awaken a mummified Harrelson plays his obnoxious brother, whose perky girlwarrior. A 3,000 year-old legacy is unleashed as the three friend, Jenna Elfman, begins to think she's picked the find themselves at the center of a supernatural terror. PGwrong brother. PG-13, 2 hrs, 3 min. 13, 2 hrs, 4 min. ..* ..SS. .0000500000. 06055e e

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Tropic Times L C B6 June 18 1999SCN TV Early morning & daytime TV programming Key: + Program time change due to live programming event; Mature theme; Series starts; Series ends; Program moved to new day and/or time 0 June 2 1 =n y June 1 1TuEs yJE 2 C6:00 Today Show 6:00 Headlin. News 6:00 The Coral Ridge Hoar 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 8:00 Headlino News 6:30 Classic Cartoon 6:30 Outreach of Love 8:00 Headlino Nows 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:30 Showbiz Today 7:00 Sesame Street Specials 7:00 The Field Afar 8:30 Showhi, Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showhiz Today 00 9:00 Sesame Street 7:30 Puzzle Place 7:30 Day of Discovery 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 10:00 Barney & Friends 8:00 Classic Cartoon 8:00 Sunday Today 10:00 Big Bug 10:00 Blues Clues 10:00 Barney & Friends 10:00 Blues Clues .10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal Marathon 9:00 Air Force TV News 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 10:30 Co-Ed Training 10:30 Bodyshaping 10:30 Co-Ed Training 1 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 9:00 Aaahh! Real Monsters 9:30 Adventures From The 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey C Show 9:30 Are You Afraid of the Book Of Virtues Show Show Show Show C 12:00 Headline News Dark? 10.00 Promised Land 12:00 Headline News 12.00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News (1 2:30 Wheel Of Fortune 10:00 Hometime 11:00 Headline News 12:30 Wheel Of Fortsne 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Portsne 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune S:00 Port Charles 10:30 California's Gold 11:30 Air Force Television 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles Q 1:25 Guiding Light 11:00 Headline News News 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 2: IS General Hospital 11:30 Navy/Marine Corps 12:00 NASCAR Winston Cup 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 3:00 Sylvester & Tweety News Racing: 3:00 Sesame Street 3:00 Blues Clues 3:00 Sesame Street 3:00 Animaniacs Mysteries 12:00 NCAA Baseball: Pocono 500 4:00 California Dreams 3:30 Newton's Apple 4:00 Haug Time 3:30 Sesame Street 3:30 Jack Hanna's Animal College World Series 4:00 NFL Europe: 4:30 In The Mix 4:00 Nick News 4:30 Legends of the Hidden 4:30 Blues Clues Adventures Championship Dame Scottish Claymoresat 5:00 Jeopardy! 4:30 Scholastic Sports Temple 5:00 Jeopardy! 4:00 Sesame Street 3:00 PGA Goif: Amsterdam Admirals 5:30 Nightly News America 5:00 Jeopardy! 5:30 Nightly News 5:00 Jeopardy! U.S. Open Championship See Prime Time table See Prime Time table 5:00 Jeopardy! 5:30 Nightly News See Prime Time table 5:30 Nightly News (3rd round) 12:30 America's Black Forum 12:00 Late Show with David 5:30 Nightly News See Prime Time table 12:35 ESPNews See Prime Time table See Prime Time table 1:00 Friday Night Lettermao See Prime Time table 12:35 ESPNews 1:05 To Kill A Mocking12:35 ESPNews 12:00 Pensacola: Wings of 2:00 Videolink 12:35 ESPNews 12:35 ESPNews 1:05 Stand By Me (TV-PG) bird (TV-PG) 1:00 Fletch (TV-PG) Gold 3:00 8 Seconds (TV-PG) 1:05 83 Hours til Dawn (TV1:05 Us (TV-PG) 3:00 Dog Day Afternoon 3:00 Birdy (TV-PG) 3:00 Suspect (TV-PG) 1:00 Flaming Star(TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News PD) 3:00 WallStreet (TV-PG) .(TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News 5:00 Headlite News 3:00 Raging Bull (TV-PG) 5:30 News at Suorise 3:00 Mask (TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News 5:00 Headline News 5:30 News at Sunrise 5:30 ESPNews 5:00 Headline News 5:00 Headline News 5:30 News at Sunrise 5:30 News at Sunrise 5930 Hour of Power 5:30 News at Sunrise -J r-nn C 6 00 Today Show 6:00 HeadlItoe News 6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 8:00 Headline Newt 6:30 Classic Cartoon 6:30 Outreach of Love 0:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 0:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:30 Showbi Today 7:00 Sesame Street Specials 7:00 The Field Afar 0:30 Showbiz Today .8:30 Showbiz Today 0:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 9:00 Sesame Street 7:30 Puzzle Place 7:30 Day of Discovery 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street S10:00 Barney & Friends 8:00 Disney's Pepper Ann 8:00 Sunday Today 10:00 Big Bug 10:00 Blues Clues 10:00 Barney & Friends 10:00 Blues Clues 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 8:30 Disney's Recess 9:00 Air Force TV News 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 10:30 Co-Ed Training 10:30 Bodyshaping 10:30 Co-Ed Training 1 1:00 The Opeah Winfrey 9:00 Aaahh! Real Monsters 9:30 Adventures From The 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey -Show 9:30 Are You Afraid of the Book Of Virtues Shu-d Show Show Show -12:00 Headliue News Dark? 10:00 Promised Land 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News .12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News [2:30 Wheel Of Fortune 10:00 Hometime 1:00 Headline News 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune .:00 Port Charles 10:30 California's Gold 11:30 Air Force Television 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:25 Guiding Light .1:00 Headline News News 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 2:15 General Hospital 11:30 Navy/Marine Corps 12:00 NASCAR Winston .Cup 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 3:00 Sylvester & Tweety News Racing: 3:00 All Dogs Go To 3:00 Mighty Ducks 3:00 Gof Trnnp 3:00 Animaniacs Mysteries 12:00 Hercules: The Pocono 500 Heavenuu 3:30 Newton's Apple 3:30 Grgyles 3:30 Waynehead 3:30 Jack Humus Animal Legendary Journey's 4:00 Major League Baseball: 3:30 Superman 4:00 Nick News 4:00 Hang Time 4:00 Hercules: Legendary Adventures 1:00 WWF Superstars Rangers at Red Sox 4:00 California Dreams 4:30 Scholastic Sports 4:30 Legends of the Hidden Journeys 4:00 Xena: Warrior Princess 2:00 Women's World Cup See Prime Time table 4:30 In The Mix America Temple 5:00 Jeopardy! 5:00 Jeopardy! 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228-4061 0356 225-1375 wkdays, wknights & 7938'Bertram Sport Fish89 Pontiac 6000 $2000, 23.7 lpoolrefrig,side Dehumidifiers $75, pegwkends, 288-7627 erman, twin detroit dsl, all 288-4939 after 6 pm by side exc condo $750, board & shelving units --r elec $95,000/obo, 61490 Eagle Talon, AT, AC, 259-8570 $30, desk chair $40, 272Baby-sitting, wkdays or 0804 PS, PW, am/fm cass, grt 486 computer, 15" m on, wknd~lenighoes,8 P ot otr nw a $00,28-77 keyboard, CD-ROM, 25' Kenmore refrig, side 1194 wkends, cleaning, honest, 8 HP boat motor, new car $3000, 288-7874 spkrs, MS Office $475, by side $750, 272-2833 DR set w/8 chairs & china $800/neg, 284-6127 90 Hyundai Excell, 2 dr, 280-3978 27' roper refrig w/ice cab, 272-5320 Cakes, giant cinnamon AT 27 roe refri w/l extras,_________pd rolls, gaana bread 82 22' Sport Craft Fisher, AC, all extras, dty pd0 printer maker & dispenser $850, DR set, 10 tb saw, 293rolls, banana bread & man, cream, 235 HP $3200/obo, 259-9809 Epson L26 170 2i e dpenser $850, D3b2 doughnuts, 284-3798 Jhsn /B trie 90NsaMxmV6,$180, 269-6728 25' GE upright frzr $250, 6392 Johnson O/B trailer 90 Nissan Maxima, V-6, 272-2028 Erica $6000, 260-7194 AT, LM, new tires, am/fm Epson LX810 printer, short DR set, Q/sz matt, enterCar inspection or regisinPcass dty pd $5800, 218carriage $20, 220-1808 28' commercial frzr $325, tainment center & more, Ca ispcto o rgi-9' inflatable boat w/5 HP cas t d$80 1-GE refrig, no frost $250, 293-6392 tration, home delivery, Nissan O/B $1500, 2251158 Epson printer color $45, 272-6210 222-2602 1375 90 Pontiac 6000 LE, 4 dr 260-0356 DR tbl w/4 swivel chairs Cert Eng/Span translation 60" cabinet wood $50, $250, tile kitchen tbl w/7 Cr n/pntasainCayuco $40, 276-6250 PW, PD, exc cond $3500, Gateway 486 w/Win 3.1, 272-5642 chairs $1 50, coffee tbl for all docs, 222-2602 C -263-5022 Hewlett Packard desk jet Johnson tru-hub exhaust 9500 printer & modem AC 10,000 & 13,000 BTU, $100, 272-2028 propeller forsu35iHP,$15 90 Saab 90, 2d, DR sbi w/0 chars,232 stallation, upgrades, propeller for 35 HP $15, AC $3000 284-5402 s $300, 260-8252 272-2028 DR tbl w/5 chairs, 232ups & troubleshooting, Trailr -91 Ford Escort,5spd,new Hand scanner text $20, AC 10,000 BTU $300, 2 6504 221-4281 Trailer hitch $50, 272& brakes, reli284-6127 Papasan chairs $250/ DR tbl, 2 leaves, 2 _2947 ba14, both woodfurnitureforTV benches $195, sofa, Computer consulting, reable, exccond $3000, 288Mac notebook 520 w/1 $40, 213-0396 cream, vseat$250, maple pairs, CD back-ups and Volvo trailer hitch $125, 7958 mon, keyboard, mouse, in$40, 2125996 web designing, 233-2387 272-2620 91 Geo Storm, AC, hatchternal modem, cables & AC 10,000 BTU Goldstar, rocker $100, 232-5996 Home video back-ups, back, runs grt, gd cond more $600, 280-3356 lv 232-6504 Fan chairs $25/ea, lamp VHS to VHS, 233-2387 $3000/obo, 284-5571 msg AC 10,000 BTU, dehu$10, wicker furniture, Maid, biling, live-out, 91 Honda Integra, 4 dr, Panasonic KX-P2624 midifier, vac broom, floor couch, 2chairs, tbl&cushhousekeeper, honest, re73 Super Beetle, new sunroof, f/extras, back printerdot-matrix$50/obo, fan, 284-6824 ions $75, 272-5471 liable, gd w/kids, ref, 224paint, tires $500, 260spoiler $6800, 226-7450 220-1808 AC 10,000, 272-6210 Furniture, rugs, grill, 2845765 7194 after 6pm 6722 5765 7194 fter 6 pm91 Mustang 5.0, AT, LM Pentium 120 computer, 32 AC 14,000 BTU Feeders, Maid, Eng spking, hard 74 Dodge Dart, new paint' $3250, 263-3789 MB Ram, 4.3 GB HD, CD223-2153 Gas stove $75, 229-5500 work, dependable, 2884re 91 Pontiac Grand Prix, V5 2257514" mon AC 14,000 BTU Hitachi, GE washer $50, GE dryer SSylvia 6, blkw/grayint,AC, PL,gd 220 volt $175, 272-2833 $75, Maid, Eng spking, live-out, 80 Ford Mustang, 6 cyl, gd cond $3900/obo, 264Pentium 166 computer, 32 AC 18,000 Westinghouse Girl BR set, ivory bed, grt w/kids, 284-3474 shape $1800/obo, 2881664 MB Ram, 5.3 GB HD, CD$20 2 e2-g23 e dresser, chest, desk, 272Norma 4060 ROM, modem, 15" mon w/ 2403 N1 Mazda RX-7, wh new 92 Mazda 323LY, 4 dr, 5 Epson printer $600, 263AC 6000 BTU Whirlpool Maid, Eng spking, live-out 81 Mazda RX-7, wht new spd, AC, sunroof $2100/ 5022 $150, 272-2947 Girl BR set $300, boys Mon -Fri, gd w/kids, detires&batt, runsgrt$1000/ obo, 284-3284 captain's trundle bed pendable, 262-3683 obo, 284-3396 Printer $200, fax mach AC 7900 BTU $100, 315$150, wood desk w/mirror Sylvia 81 Plymouth Reliant,4cyl,ona r $150, 232-7294 0806 $100, 272-6829 Sylia__81PlyoutReian,_4__l AT, AC, PW, alarm, Atqelsa 20 7-Hg hi 3,cagn Maid, housekeeper w/exc light blue, gd cond $1800, Kenwood stereo, dty pd Antique Ivseat $200, 272High chair $30, changing ref, 272-2028 230-2384 after 7 pm $4900, 260-8252 2620 tb_ $30, 284-5173

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Tropic Times Classified Ads June 18,1999 B9 K/sz bed, 288-6293 Vertical & Bali blinds, 272Plants, 284-6722 Howard 1550 E, 7 am -Scuba dive computer by 91 Jeep Cherokee, dty pd K/sz matt $35, 272-6553 2028 Playard, stroller, 288-5704 noon Oceanic "Prodigy" in con$5500/obo, 259-8816 Kenmore Ig micro oven Washer & dryer $500, gas Potted plants, wht bench Howard 597, 6:30 -10 am sole w/pressure gage & 92 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2 $150, 224-6689 stove $225, 220-2442 $50, 272-2028 Lomas del Golf 151, compass $400, 236-6302 dr, AC, dty pd $10,500, Kitchen cab, wood Marino, Whirlpool dishwasher Rear shock absorbers for Cordova St, 8 am -1 pm Scuba dive computer by 443-5393 5 pc $475, 272-1189 $75, 272-2833 Bronco II $10/ea, 272Los Rios 6330, 7A11 am $380, 36 VCR, Che$y5200, TV, LR furniture, figurine cab, Whirlpool refrig & frzr w/ 1194 Los Rios 6363 B Scuba regulator by Scuba 3442 tbl,7new comforters, 272 pool dishwasher $50, 260i ornduit p.50/ea, 2c, Los Robles 614, 7 -11 am Pro, MK-20UL/D-400, ul93 Econoline convvan, AC, 9902 6553 Veracruz 32 A tra light $500, 236-6302 TV, VCR, cass, fold down LR set $500, 220-2442almond Scuba tank $40, vest type bed $14,000/obo, 288LR set & tbl, new $550, gd cond $450/obo, 268' Sm gas grill, 284-5571 3C $30, 272-1194 4060 272-2765 2854 Sterling silverflatware serSeatec buoyancy com93 Pathfinder SE, V-6, 4 x LR, 2 pc, couch, Ivseat Whirlpool upright frzr vices for 8 $2500 272 26" ladies bike $80, 272pensator, Ig, new $250, 4, 4 dr, LM, CD, leather, $550, DR w/6 chairs, ma$300, GE refrig, dbl dr 2947 272-2860 exc cond $11,500, 260hogany, cherry $700, 223$600, 226-3566 Stroller, baby exerciser, ABS exerciser, 284-6824 Surf board water ski $60, 7916 2072 after 7 pm Whirlpool upright frzr no 284-4596 'Aguashot 1 underwater 276-6250 94 Isuzu Rodeo, dty pd Lvseat, couch, bilk & gold frost $150, 272-6553 Tropicalized Kawai piano camera housing for disSlalomski $35, surfer$30, $10,500/neg, 264-8050 $700, ceiling fans $25, Window AC 5000 BTU, $1300, 288-7789 posal cameras w/strobe hydro slide $30, 232-7028 94 Pathfinder, all extras, micro, 284-6482 Window for 83 -94 Topaz & macro kit $100, 272Stairmaster $50, treadmill gd cond $8500, 226-8209 Matching & & $600, Window AC, 284-5571 Taurus, 222-4972 5642 $50, 272-5471 95 Buick Century, all ex6902 Window for 95 -99 Blazer Anchors, boating, fishing Trampoline $125, 272tras, loaded, dty pd $6500, 6902 Wood bar $500, 269-6728 S-10 Sonoma, 222-4972 equip, 232-7028 2028 226-8209 Magic Chef gas stove $300, GE washer,st Basketball board, new, Trampoline $200 27295 Nissan Terrano, 4 x 4, pacity, heavy rty $300, M s no 272-2072 5895 4 dr, AC, hitch, exc cond 226-3566 150' fence, 5' high w/2 85 Honda XR100 $850, Bike, 288-6293 Vitamasterski mach $100, 96F5rd Ep reA ,B Magic Chef micro oven & gates $100, 272-5320 268-2973 Bike, golf set, 232-6504 272-5320 96 Explorer, AC, AB, ca_$0,_6_15__2_apotrof,_7'x25_68273Bieglst_22-54_7-52 PW, PL, loaded $19,500! cab $200, 262-1251 2 carport roofs, 27' x 25' 93 Harley Davidson, BMI home exer mach w/ obo, 288-6293 Mahogany DR tbl w/8 $250/ea, 272-5880 springer, LM & more 150 lbs weights $300, 96 Grand Cherokee chairs & 3 extensions 2 concrete park benches $20,000/obo, 285-3639 268-2973 L a d Cde $800, 272-2860 $25/ea, 272-6553 96 Yamaha Axis Scooter, Iron horse exermach $150 86 Jeep Cherokee, runs $20,000, 269-6728 Microoven,f/szsharp$90, 2 Lada Samara for parts like new $1000, 288-5894 272-2620 grt $3850/obo, 284-6722 260-0356 $1500/ea, 228-4061 Me rfsin[mu-87 Dodge Caravan, AC, 96 Toyota Hi-Lux, AC Men professional moun$17,000, 232-7028 Oriental carved teak roll 4 13" steel rims for Toyota Paios s tam bike like new $800, pd $4000/obo, 237-1142 99 Toyota Hi-Lux, loaded, top desk, 272-5320 Corolla, like new $50, 272236-5910 285-9293 Oriental DR set w/8 chairs 2314 Ancon 214 B 7 am -noon Mono fish line, 15/25 lb 87000 2agoneer, 4 x 4 $4500, 228-4061 400 big block Chrysler eng Balboa 0822 bulk spools $5/ea, 272W0n2-d $50224 00, 2 2 b6553 87JimmyGMCS-15, 4x4, Padded bar w/4 stools $500, 272-5320 Balboa 796 X, 7:30 am LM $4000/obo, 236-2623 $200, 262-1251 5' Avocado tree $35, 284Multi station hore gym Collector seeks patches Pair mauve lamps w/ 6127 arenas 7234 A system $250/obo, 27287 Mitsubishi Montero,4x from Howard AFB units, shades $45, 272-2860 AC compressor, tools, Clayton 16 B 7 -11 am 2860 4, 5 dr, AC, PW, dsl, exc will trade NASA, NATD & shaes 45,272286 ACcomNdsorkokscond $6200/obo, 272GAF patches, 264-2771 Q/sz bed, dresser w/mir293-6392 Clayton 817 B, 6 -,11 am Nordic track pro, ski exer 5036 ror, light, DRtblw/6 chairs, AF Mess dress, 41 R $60, Clayton 929 C $300, 236-7623 88 Mitsubishi Montero, 4x Donations needed, tents -Pro-Form exer bike $1 00, 88Mtuih otr,4xdesks, plants chalk china mahogany, 272236-5910 Curundu 2067 4, 5 spd, dsl, dty pd $5500, boards, 223-2072 Sister 2765 m gAlum BBQ grill on wheels 2067 268-2973 232-6957 Mafi Refrig, 2 dr, washer, 293$40, convection oven $25, noon Rai girl bike, md sz $98, 89 Ford Bronco ll,4x4, AT, Family for maid, biling, 6392 272-653 288-7789 AC $3800, 315-0801 honest, reliable, gdw/kids, Refrig, frzr, 272-2072 Baby bassinet $40, 284Scuba buoyancy compen89 Ford Bronco 11, dty pd f/p time 288-5506 Diablo 5781 A sator w/pony battle attach Refrig, washer, 293-6392 3474 Diablo, Qtrs 5084 for 13' tank & adapt twin $3500/obo, 284-4802 beGuard dog, fem & Ig Roll top desk $500, china Baby items toys, 272-2765 tanks $300, 236-6302 we 7 a 1: pm d 7 cab & buffet $350, 272Bissell deep cleaning El Dorado, Pacific Hills, 90 Busito van, 12 pass pm 2947 mach, like new $105, 232Tower 300, Apt 6 B, 7 -11 Scubaie alternat ua $4000, 272-2028 Roomates, fem, single or 297Mclk e 15 3-amr source for BCD by Scuba Roper washer, Ig capacity 6957 a Pro "AIR2" $150, 23690 Jeep Cherokee LTD shared rooms, exc place, $275, 272-2028 Car seat $15, 223-2072 Howard 1546 D, 7 am -6302 $6500, 228-4061 near bus stop, 260-5058 Rug, 12' x 15', tan $50, after 7 pm n 90 Kia Besta van, 12 pass 315-0806 Ceramic molds, 272$4000, 272-2028 Rug, 9 x 12 & 12 x 15, 2842072 6482 Child car seat, sea foam, Rug, 9 x 12, light blue $40, blue $40, 288-6902 recliner chair $125, drapClothes, 288-6293 Tropic Times Ad Form series $75, 272-2314 Craftsman tools, drill Note: Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to military memRug, sm, blue $14, micro press $350, band saw bers, civilian DoD employees, and employees of other goverment agencies. Ads will be ac$30, 223-2072 after 7 pm $350, bench grinder $125, cepted only for NON-COMMERCIAL services or goods offered by the advertiser or an immediRugs & more, 284-4596 268-2973 ate family member. Suspected abuse of the ad services will results in non-publication of the Rugs, 9 x 12, blue & light Exmas tree, tools, 293ad(s) in question. For more information, call 285-4666/6612. gn $50/ea, 9x6, navy blue 6392 + Deadline for submitting ads is 9 a.m. Monday. If Monday is a holiday, the deadline & dark gin $30/ea, 272Extra Ig dog kennel $35/ is 1 p.m. the Friday before. 2028 neg, 264-8050 Rugs, blue& mintgrn, 272Filled gas tank for BBQ + Read instructions below, then completely fill out the ad form. Incomplete ads will 5036 grill $20, sears 4 HP, 20 not be published. Semicircular sofa $450, gal tank, portable air comF-1 Animals sofa tbl $70, sofa recliner pressor $300, 272-2028 F-1 Available $450/neg, 225-1375 GE elec range $350, 2601 Boats& campers Sofa, lvseat $300, hutch 9902 D Cars $500, powerwasher $250, Heavy dty VS-3 velbon triComputers Prioe Home Phone 272-5895 pod $30, 272-2028 Electronics Check one category per ad form Sofa, Ivseat $475, 223Laser disc movies $7/ea, Found Two ads per person each week. Include home and duty phone. 2153 226-5135 Household +15-word limit (the staff may edit to conserve space). Ads must be re-submitted each week. Tbl w/4 chairs, wht pedesLittle tikes toys, 284-5173 E Lost We will NOT take ads by phone or fax (Atlantic residents may fax ads). tal $150, 260-8252 Md animal carrier $10, -Miscellaneous + Ads offering exotic animals, weapons or real estate will Not be run. Tealroll top deskw/marble 272-6n8m9 aMotorcycles + Ads offering, foods, hair care or translation will Not be run without a copy in l $40 tpeakchinacb 272-6829 E Patio sales of licenses to operate on post/base. inlay $400, teak china cab Men wedding ring, 14k Mail ads to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004 or deposit them in $600, 272-6829 $75, 288-3065 Date/ the drop box at the Clayton Post Office. Various AC, Friedrich SportingGoods Information below is not included in the ad, but is required for publication. Panasonic, LG, General Piano console $1200, 0Trucks& Vans Sponsor'sName Rank/Grade $225ea, 272-5880Wanted Organization

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Tropic Times ~ ~ o m nt B10 Jue18 1999Community Nmon Ford-Livene to perform at Ancon Museum of Contemporary Art This article is cortesy of and was a finalist in the Loren Neil Funkhouser Artisis Magement L. Zachary Foundation ANCON -One of today's most promising young Competition for Young Opera artists, baritone Nmon Ford-Livene has performed Singers, as well as a Regional throughout the United States and Europe in operas, Finalist in the Metropolitan concerts and theaters, most recently with the San Opera Auditions and a SemifiJose Symphony in Carl OrT's Cotrita Burana. nalist in the Tenth International Having begun his musical training in piano at age Tchaikovsky Competition. He 3, he has since appeared with the Cabillo Music has received honors from the Festival under the direction of Marin Alsop, Opera Young Musicians Foundation, Memphis (High Priest, Satsott et Dalila), Opera the National Association of San Jose. Upcoming engagements include lago Teachers of Singing and the iOel/o) and Escamillo (Cormen) and Armonasro IRA Aldredge Acting CompetiiAida) for Syracuse Opera; Falke in Die tion in Los Angeles. Fledemiaus for Lyric Opera of Kansas City; recitals Ford-Livene earned his lor the Central Oregon Symphony and the master of music and bachelor Lagerstrom Concert Series at CalTech; concerts with of isusic degrees from the the New West Symphony; the title role in Don University of Southern Biovatni for Opera San Jose: and Belcore (L 'elisir California in vocal arts and damoite) with San Francisco Opera. opera. where he was named A featured performer and program host on Outstanding Vocal Arts National Public Radio, Ford-Livene has soloed in Graduate for both degrees. concert at Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), the American Ford-Livene will be Cathedral of Paris, the Festivales Internacional de performing at 8 p.m. July 8 at Musica de N'jera (Spain), Ambassador Auditorium, the Ancon Museum of the Carmel Music Society and the Rockport Chamber Contemporary Art (Museo de Music Festival. Other solo appearances have been Arte Cotettpordneo). Costs with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the are $10 and $15 and will MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles benefit St. Francis of Assisi Courtesy Baroque Orchestra, and the San Jose Symphony. He Episcopal Church in Cerro One of today's most promising young artists, baritone Nmon has sung with conductors Stuart Robertson, Peter Viento, Panama. Ford-Livene will be performing at 8 p.m. July 8 at the Ancon Mark, Franz Vote and William Vendice. For more information and Museum of Contemporary Art (Museo de Arte Comtemporaneo). Ford-Livene recently won an Encouragement tickets, call 239-9709/231-3613 Costs are $10 and $15 and will benefit the St. Francis of Assisi Grant from the George London Foundation Awards or262-2051/2052. Episcopal Church in Cerro Viento, Panama. Community briefs SF E news School records Volunteer register 90 days of PCS departure from Parents who have not picked up -Volunteers and volunteer coordiHoward Air Force Base. The Child their school records at Curundu Elnators should ensure that all volunservice. Meber shol hrio AAFES cashing policy ementary, Curundu Middle and teer hours are registered with the services. Members should bring orThe AAFES Main Stores has implemented a new check validaHoward Elementary schools must Howard Family Support Center's ders to the Family Support Center tion process that verifies authorized customers upon check presenwrite to the address below to obVolunteer Program. Also, any volto receive a certificate. tation. This applies to all personnel tain records. All records may be reunteers who are PCSing in the near Pacashing checks and/or making mer__ quested from the following adfuture should come by the FSC to arena suppo chandise purchases in the Main dress: pick up a letter stating their volunThe New Parent Support ProFort Benning Schools teer hours. For more information, gram is located at ACS Building 155 Store. eAF Cpae s DODEA Records Center call Lizca Fearon at 284-5650. on Fort Clayton. Available are The new AAFES Corporate Cus 201 Custer Road, monthly classes and support group tomer Database is a collection of authorized sponsor and family Building 2670 Pet supplies meetings. For more information, call member data received from the military DEERS and personnel sysFort Benning, Ga. 31905. Since the Corozal Veterinary Nelida Holnes at 288-4921/5307. tems of AAFES, NEXCOM and MCX. All customers not appearTreatment Facility approaches cloCla on Librar ing on the AAFES Corporate Customer Datatbase must fill out a CCAF degree sure on Aug. 31, the WTF is recopy of the CCD Useform located at the Main Store Cashiers CCAFdegee sre n Ag. 3, te VT isreThe Clayton Library on the The Education Office is minding pet owners to stock up on World Wide Web list hours, reCage. scheduled to close July 31. TO routinely used medications to last sources and services. The address All active duty, retirees and their family members should atall those in line for senior master through their PCS move. Also, the is: http://www.army.mil/usarso/ ready be on the DEERS System and no action on their part is necsergeant, if you are completing VTF is requesting that if your pet libr/claytonm/. essary. However, DOD civilians are riot included in this database Or near completing your CCAF is no longer in Panama or has been and they will be required to fill out the necessary useforn if they degree, stop by te Educati adopted by another family, call Foster Care wish to present a check for purchase or for cash. After the useform Office, as Son as possible to 285-5866/5867 to help update The Family Advocacy Program, is turned into the Exchange, the system should be updated within have your records updated to retheir records. wecmspriiaty neetd 2 2hus flect your current CCAF standwelcomes Participants interested 24 -72 hours. ing. For more inforamtion, call in becoming Certified Foster Care Lisa Poland at 284-3263/4863/ Mailing packages Parents. The program provides AAFES store hours 3264. The Fort Clayton Post Office training that enables you to gain has implemented an appointment rewarding experiences. Applicants The Main Exchange will now be open from 10 a.m. -7 pum. Youth Program system for individuals who need to must reside on a military installaMonday -Saturday and 10 am. -6 pi.m. Sundays. For more The Howard Youth Center is mail five parcels or more. Due to an tion. For more information, call informaiton, contact Mr. Tosh, store manager, at 285-4121. offering a Free Summer Program increase in moves, we suggest that Nelida Holnes at 288-6643. until July 30. Your child must be people call the number listed below Howard Exchange facilities change hours registered in order to participate in and arrange an appointment beRelocation Center Effective July 9 the following facilities hours will change. tween 9 -9:20 a.m. and the staff the program. For more normawill assist those individuals before The Relocation Assistance CenHoward Shoppette Daily 6 a.m. -I I p.m. tion, rail the Youth Center at 284 opening for regular customer ser r offers a variety of services. For Burger King Monday -Saturday 6:310 a.m. -8 pam. 4700. vice. In return, this will decrease those PCSing, there are computers Burger King Sunday 8 a.m. -8 p.m. Teen Center relocates the lines and waiting time for other with Internet access and a wellAntony's Pizza Daily I I a.m. -8 pun. customers. All forms and documenstocked Baskin Robbins Tuesday -Sunday I a.m. -6 p.m. The West Bank Teen Center has nation need to be ready prior to the with all your basic household relocated to the Howard Youth appointment date. For more inforneeds. For more information, stop Baskin Robbiis Munday Closd Center, Building 696. For more inmation, call 288-5522/4802. by Building 200, Fort Clayton, or formation call 284-4700. call 288-9234/9235. Merchandise relocation Pre-marriage Vehicle registration All carpets and mattresses on-hand will be transferred to New For P re-marriage eroil mogrton Puerto Rico June 28. Due to container load minimums, no The Fort Clayton Child DevelThe last pre-mairiage briefing Personnel moving to Puero new rders fur sofas, chairs and loveseats can be placed. Inopmnent Center in Building 39 is wahedaApi23Sevc Riocnrgsrtervhclattedi now openC at 6 a.m. members desiring to marry should LEA Vehicle Registration in Builddividual special orders for a limited selection of major apvisit the AG Passport and Visa ing 519, 2nd Floor, Room 246, 8 pliances will be accepted until July 31 using the CusFamily Support hours Branch at Building 519, Ground a.m. -noon and 1 -4 p.m. Monday tomer Convenience Request program. The normal lead The Family Support Center Floor, Fort Clayton, or call 288-Friday. You will need the vehicle time for receiving major appliances is 4 -5 has new hours of operation. 4503/5207. title, proof of insurance and orders weeks. For those relocating to another miliThey are now open 8 to 1 1:30 for Puerto Rico. Those who have tary installation, all the same items are availday -Friday. For more inforAir Force staff sergeants and bePuerto Rico can also obtain their b mation call the center at 284low can receive up to 20 free hours decals at this office. For more in5010. of childcare when they are within formation, call 288-4916/4919.

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~fomm nityTropic Times Community 999B11 Childrenandstress Maxed out? Stretched to the limit? What is Stress? story by Maj. Wilma P. Webster, Stress relievers are things that you enjoy Anything that causes a change in your body USAF, MC doing, that relax you and help you forget your Physician, Health & Wellness Center problems. Massaging your scalp in the shower can be called stress. These changes usually come The $100 bill was gone. I must have placed it every morning can do wonders. So can a foot fromdifferentfeelings wehave,like: too carelessly in my wallet; or else a very tricky massage after work in the evening. Work these + Happy thief took it. into your routine for greater relaxation. Sad All I know is that it was irrevocably gone. For many, the best relief is from strenuous Scared "Spilt milk," I could almost hear my grandmother aerobic exercise: running, walking, swimming or Mad saying from her grave. Leo, my boyfriend, aerobics. Others prefer fishing, dancing, singing, however, was very upset. "How can you go listening to music, chatting with friends, playing Some signs of stress are: about life normally if you've just lost all that video games, working on crossword puzzles, Nervousness money? Why are you so happy? What's wrong reading books, writing letters or taking trips. All + Fast heartbeat with you?" Leo needed something to help him let these can help you relax and deal better with the Nailbiting go, and it wasn't even his money! I suspect he problems you have to face. Headaches either ended up eating too much or getting One of the key solutions is to remind yourself Stomach ache 0 drunk. to take regular, slow, deep breaths when you're Sweating When people resort to those things to chill feeling stressed. Worrying out, it's called 'maladaptive' because Another tech* Bad dreams even though the stress appears nique is to lie down Bad Fightg to ease at first, in the long f comfortably while you run, more problems are picture yourself in a created and the original peaceful forest near a What is a sign of stress in your one hasn't been solved yet. babbling brook, or another The same goes for those site from your memory that you life? who take their frustrations out found very relaxing. Keep that Stress can be pleasant or unpleasant. on their wives, children and copicture in your memory as a place Stressors: Things that cause stress are called workers. you can escape to when you need stressors, like: Remember the face of the to calm down. Divorce or separation of parents mother in Georgia whose 15If you're overwhelmed with Loss of a good friend year-old son had just shot work, a good idea is to be more Going to a new school a number of classmates? --realistic about what you can do. Illness/Death She was so upset; she Ask for help when you need it, or SIllnss/Death looked like she was about to fall apart. hire someone to help you get things out of the Taking a test Some people suffer so much from prolonged, way. Become more organized. Unneeded junk SMoving to a new town unrelieved stress that they develop accidental gets in your way, slows you down and clutters Can you name a stressor in your life? injury, insomnia, migraines and serious illnesses up your life. such as alcoholism, depression, cancer and even Living a simple life without useless complicaSome tips on handling stress: heart disease. tions can help you get rid of the overwhelmed + Take a deep breath Look at the past few presidents over the feeling. Give or throw away things you no longer + Talk with someone course of their terms. Some appeared to age need, and enjoy the added benefit of helping Tense and relax your body dramatically and others didn't. In the words of others out. Above all, keep a good sense of Think positive one lady I talked to, problems just seem to roll humor, and be able to laugh at your own self. Try + Don't dwell on your off some people's backs. The difference is most to read a joke or funny story often. weaknesses likely due to one's ability to use relaxation Plan ahead to control your stress and don't let Feel proud of your accomtechniques and other stress relievers. it ruin your day. plishments Do exercises and get proper rest Solutions for Stressors with children + Massage your head/use pressure points Talk with children about their feelings and + Set clear and consistent limits for the child's Picture what you want to happen concerns. behavior. Do some fun things + Allow a child to have his/her feelings and listen + Love, hug and be direct with the child. Prepare for tests early to the child. Help children use their imagination to think + Count to ten or punch a pillow + Let the child know that you are afraid or nervous positively. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables sometimes too. Help children to use their anger positively. Do something for others + Don't overschedule the child. + Praise children for their accomplishments and Find time to cool out Be honest with the child about what is going on. efforts. Help them develop a sense of self-worth. Forgive yourself and others + Help prepare the child for changes. .* Make sure children eat a nutritious meal, get For more information, contact the Wholistic + Provide the child with a bit of extra security plenty of exercise, and have a good night's sleep. Stress Control Institute, Inc. at: before potentially stressful situations. Examine your own coping skills. Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc. (WSCI) Teach the child relaxation exercises to use when + When a child displays symptoms of stress, Who5isti StessaContr nsie, S.W. he feels tense. evaluate his/her outlets for expression. Atlanta, Georgia 30311-0481 .Set aside a special time for you and your child. + When persistent disturbing behavior continues, oremail atholistic @minds3rin3.com. Create a sense of belonging and companionship. consult a physician. I T1_ Puerto Rico Mailing Addresses Howard Taxi The official mailing addresses for U.S. Army South those military and civilian personnel who will be on 1 228-6204 or 284-4787 (USARSO) at Fort Buchanan has been established. Permanent Change of Station to Fort Buchanan, It is as follows: Puerto Rico. The General Delivery address is as folI COMMANDER,U.S.ARMYSOUTH lows: Clayton Tax ATIN: OFFICE SYMBOL (IDENTIFIEROR NAME NAMEOFOFFICE) GENERALDELIVERY 232-4046 PO BOX 34000 FORT BUCHANAN FORT BUCHANAN PR 00934-3400 FORT BUCHANAN PR 00934 For faster processing by postal machines, do not To receive the general delivery service, fax a Corozal Tax use any type of punctuation in the last two lines of copy of your PCS orders to the Puerto Rico Dithe address. Please notice there is no unit number. rectorate of Information Management (DOIM) 232-6023 The address may not be longer than four lines. OfOffice at DSN 740-3349; Tel: 273-3349; or mail to I fice symbols will remain the same in Puerto Rico as DOIM, SOFB-IM, PO BOX 34000, Fort Buchanan 232-6024 they are here in Panama. PR 00934-3400. For personal mail, general delivery service will be For more information, call the USARSO Official available for a period not to exceed 90 days for Mail Manager at 288-3406.

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B12 T8c Youth Scene sent in frorn Youth 5cene read05 Send your drawings, poe-n5 and stories to: Tropic. Times, Unit 71Lt5, Eu APO AA 3LI00SW Challenge Reyric Tommry .4. Find at least six differences in details between panels. Casandra Metcalf ,,,t kSend your answers through MPS to Tropic Times Unit 7145 APO AA 34004 or drop it in our box at the Fort Clayton Post Office Be sure to write your full name and age (14-years-old and under, please) somewhere on the entry. We'll need your entry by the Wednesday after the paper comes out, and the winner's name will be in the following week's paper. The correct response, or the response drawn from more than one correct response, will win a pair of free movie passes from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. The winner will need to call Donna Kelso at 285-5776 then visit Building 654 Corozal to receive the movie passes. Last Week's Winner: Catherine Hotsko,12 Luis G. Capriles, 7 Pet of the week This is Kendra Butcher, a 5th grade student at Howard Elementary School. Kendra posed and Xavier Dominguez, 12 danced with the class's pet iguana. -_ Kids: If you'd like to see a picture of yourself and your pet In the Tmpic imes, send ft through MPS Is Tropic Times, Uni 7145, APO AA 404 or drop ft In our box at the Fort Clayton Post Offie Be sore to Include your name, as well as your pet's name. (You can also send us a little information about your pet.) Write your name and address on the back of the photo so we can send it back to you. Asheley Buck, 8 We want your stuff > Just because school's out doesn't mean you should stop sending photos, writings and dirawings, right? Let us print your stories, poems, drawings or funny photos on the Youth Scene Page. Send them through MPS to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004 or drop them in ur box at the Fort Clayton Post Office by 9 a.m. Monday. Make sure you put a return address on your photos and artwork so we can return them. If you have any questions, call Griselda Sterling at 2854666/6612. Emmanuel Pifneiro, 9


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