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Content: U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands THE KWAJAKwLajaEleinIHNourgHlassOURGLASS
Volume 40, Number 95
Tuesday, November 28, 2000
U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Ebeye youths raise money for Boston kids
By Gwynne Copeland Contributing Writer T he eighth grade students at Queen ofPeace elementary school on Ebeye couldnt believe their ears. How was it possible, they wanted to know, for children
children to live on the streets? But, instead of shaking their heads in disbelief, they acted. The students sold candygrams and organized a Halloween dance on Ebeye to raise money. Earlier this month they sent a check for $424.25 to So-
in Boston, Mass., to be homeless? How could a
journer House, a transitional housing program in
country with so much wealth and advantage allow Boston.
The students first learned about
the plight of homeless children after
inquiring about a volunteer teacher
who left Ebeye last School Year and
took a job in Boston.
Reaching Renee Zannini taught at Queen of Peace High School for two years. In a letter to the students,
she told them about her
Out
work as director of childrens services at Sojourner House. They were shocked.
They kept asking why
are they homeless, their teacher,
Tamara Klinkhammer, said.
Klinkhammer said one student
asked, Why dont they just share?
Despite their own poverty, the
students couldnt sit by and do
nothing when they knew there were
children without a place to live.
We thought that we must help
(Photo by Tamara Klinkhammer) An eighth-grade student from Queen of Peace Elementary School prepares cupcakes as part of a fundraising effort on behalf of homeless children in Boston.
them to find food and shelter, said Kilbure Lokboj, an eighth grade student, Its better to help someone (See KIDS, page 5)
Professionals offer help to cure those holiday blues
By Barbara Johnson Feature Writer The holiday season is the best time of the year for many people. But, for others, its the worst. Although its supposed to be a time of joy, fellowship and hope, it can be a time of loneliness, sadness, stress or anxiety. For some, spending the holidays at Kwaj brightens the season, for others, it dims it. The holiday blues can be caused
by many factors: too much to do and not enough time, increased fatigue, increased alcohol and sugar intake, unrealistic expectations and isolation from loved ones are some of the most common, according to the National mental health Association. But at Kwajalein, other contributing factors stem from our isolated location. If a stateside family member has died in the past year, it may be especially hard during the holidays with-
out the support of other family members and friends at home, said Theo Riley, Kwajalein psychologist. Friends out here may not even know about it, and certainly wont have shared memories. Christmas is such an emotional time, Riley explained. We may know lots of people here, but usually not people who are connected to us and to our family history over the years. If your family isnt here, one sug- (See DEPRESSION, page 5)
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What's in a name? Why the spice of life, of course
PADDLE! roared our whitewater raft helmsman and guide as we rushed toward certain doom to the grade 5 rapid known as the Toilet Bowl on the Shotover River in New Zealand. There was only time for a few rapid, desperate strokes before what must have been a river tsunami swallowed our raft in a single gulp. Headed for a watery grave, I vaguely wondered if the other end of the Toilet Bowl would smell as bad as it sounded. And then stillness. We had reached the other side or at least half of us had. Three members of our crew had been flushed right off the raft, leaving us to cruise the final 100 meters to the end of our whitewater rafting trip. Victory. Man conquers the elements. Im cold. I want my gecko. The day had been full of excitement, beginning with the bus ride out of Queenstown on New Zealands South Island and onto a road that turned out to be little more than a goat trail that boasted a variety of notorious names for every curve and slope. As the mini-bus grinded its way up and up a range of rocky hills, our guide was kind enough to point out and name various landmarks along the way. The Kwajalein Hourglass Commanding Officer...Col. Curtis L. Wrenn Jr. Public Affairs Officer..............Preston Lockridge Editor..........................................Jim Bennett Associate Editor...............................Peter Rejcek Feature Writers....................Barbara Johnson KW Hillis Graphics Designer ...........................Dan Adler Circulation Manager............Bobby Lamug Sr.
Thats Hells Gate, he says, pointing in front of us at a broken archway that doesnt appear wide enough for PeeWee Herman to squeeze past, let alone a bus to drive through. Theres Dead Mans Slope. A curve on the goat trail appeared ready to crumble away under the weight of a heavyfooted ant. And so it went through the short but exhausting ride. But the trip got me to thinking: Traveling by goat might have been a better idea oh, and that New Zealanders really have a way with names. Take the name of the residents themselves Kiwis, named after the national (and endangered) bird. And then there are all the really interesting place names, the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough Sounds or Lone Tree Hill in Auckland. Theres always an interesting bit of history or trivia associated with just about all these places. Theres even a region in the South Island named after a famous sheep rustler, James Mac- Buckminster and Friends
kenzie. But here at Kwajalein, with its own unique history, the names lack a certain amount of colorfulness. Many of the facility sites are a good example. For instance, the Small Boat Marina. Who was the SPI spin doctor that come up with that correct but colorless appellation? A host of other names come to mind: Hole in the Bottom, One-Way Trip, Captain Drews Pirate Fleet or Boats R Us. Now the folks with Sodexho Marriott do a good job with names, from the Sunrise Bakery to the items on the dinner menu at Gilligans. My only issue with them is the so-called Wellness Menu. Some suggestions there might include: The One Lone Vegetable and Lots of Fat Menu or Roseanne Barrs 25-Year Diet Plan. I think some of the program names could use a little tweaking, as well. The best example is the Army Performance Improvement Criteria, or APIC. It doesnt quite roll off the tongue. How about Win Army Grants and Do Good, or Wag the Dog for short? Weve also considered changing the name of the Hourglass to better reflect reader interests. For example, how about the Kwajalein TV Guide and News or the Kwajalein Shopper? In next weeks column: What should we really call the DCCB? By Sabrina Mumma
The Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to USAKA/KMR. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA/KMR. It is published Tuesdays and Fridays using a network printer by Raytheon Range Systems Engineering editorial staff, P.O. Box 23, APO AP 96555. Phone: Autovon 254-3539; local 53539. Printed circulation: 2,300
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Marshallese church group to perform for Kwajalein Dec. 15
By Peter Rejcek Associate Editor Christmas is the biggest holiday in the Marshall Islands, with celebrations led by the jebta, or singing groups.Come Dec. 15, Kwaj residents will get a sneak peek at the results of months of preparation as members of one such group, the Loan Aillinin Jebta, perform for the public at the Richardson Theater. The performance begins around 7 p.m. It combines the centuries-old traditions of the Marshallese with yuletide and religious themes, according to Cris Lindborg, Marshallese Cultural Center director of exhibits. Its still pretty much an oral tradition, she said of the jebta performance. Religion is a very big part of the Marshalls. Preparation for Christmas in the Marshalls generally begins in October, when the jebtas are called together. Young and old alike are involved in the various singing chapters. The Protestant Church group that will perform here this year, all mid-atoll islanders, has about 100 members, according to Lindborg. Last years performance was held at the high school MP room, but the interest by the public necessitated a larger venue, Lindborg said. [The MP room] wasnt big enough to have it there, she said, adding that in case of rain the performance will be moved to the CRC Gym. Performances consist of singing, dancing and band music. Songs are selected by the iroij (chief), alap (landowner) or appointed director. Some of the songs are new and original each year, while some have new words for old tunes. About 20 to 30 years ago, all the songs were new every Christmas, and there were no traditional Marshallese Christmas songs, according to a history of the tradition written by the Rev. Elden Buck and Pat Cataldo. All through November and December, the jebta rehearse almost every evening, meeting from about 9 p.m.
Kwajalein Holiday 2000 until as late as 2 or 3 a.m. Rehearsals are often very public affairs. There is a certain degree of competition between the groups to see who can be the best singers and dancers, Lindborg said. Each jebta chooses a theme for its peformance, which can include as many as 10 songs. Props are also built to reflect the theme and can be extremely elaborate, with moving parts and even small explosives anything to surprise and entertain the audience. For example, one year a chapter chose a shipwreck theme, and built a 25-foot float shaped like a ship. They pulled it to the church, where it purposefully fell apart and spilled gifts to the onlookers. Another facet of the tradition is the presentation of a gift by the chapter to the church where it will perform. Donations include everything from cash gifts to sacks of sugar and rice to cases of laundry soap. On the outer islands, chapters typically give stalks of bananas, pandanus, breadfruit, coconuts and livestock. Last years peformers on Kwajalein brought candy and other gifts to share with residents. They spend everything they have on Christmas, Lindborg noted. They are so generous, and that is also part of the Marshallese tradition. The jebta performances on Ebeye are held Dec. 25-26, and the Kwajalein public is invited to attended, according to Lindborg. They really want people to come, she said.
New Books at Grace Sherwood Library McNaughton Fiction Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton Sarah by Orson Scott Card Temptation by Jude Deveraux The Carousel by Richard Paul Evans A Christmas Wedding by Andrew Greeley An Irish Christmas by John Keane What You Wish For by Fern Michaels Slaves of Obsession by Anne Perry McNaughton Nonfiction Lusitania by Daniel Butler The Coalwood Way by Homer Hickam Sal Mineo: His Life, Murder and Mystery by H. Jeffers Chasing Down the Dawn by Jewel On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King Singing My Him Song by Malachy McCourt Help Yourself by David Pelzer My Fathers Daughter by Tina Sinatra Other Recent Acquisitions - Nonfiction The Complete Idiots Guide to project management by Sunny Baker The Divorce Sourcebook by Dawn Berry How the Internet Works by Joshua Eddings Sailing Fundamentals by Gary Jobson Every Employees Guide to The Law by Lewin G. Joel Fishing for Dummies by Peter Kaminsky Readers Digest Book of Home Do-it-Yourself Projects GRE Success 2000 by Edward J. Rozmiarek The Complete Idiots Guide to Boating and Sailing by Frank Sargent
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Bush adviser addresses national security issues
Rice outlines strategy, endorses ballistic
the first and is missed opportunities priate. Had NATO let stand Slobodan to make structural changes in inter- Milosevics expulsion of ethnic Albanational politics to extend this pe- nians from Kosovo, it would have
missile defense
riod of the growth of democracy.
sent a message throughout Europe
Peace must be maintained through that multiethnic communities could
By Jim Garamone
the prevention of conflict of global not work, she said.
American Forces Press Service
strategic significance, she said.
Still, she added, civilian organiza-
ARLINGTON, Va. National mis- There will be no extension of pros- tions would be more appropriate for
sile defense, relations with China perity, no extension of democracy, if nation-building activities once vio-
and Russia and countering asym- big conflicts again dot the globe in lence is clamped down.
metric challenges dominated a pre- places like East Asia and the Persian The United States must look to
sentation by Condoleezza Rice, a for- Gulf.
other regional powers for help in
eign policy adviser to Texas Gov. Rice said the United States and its peacekeeping activities. Rice cited
George W. Bush.
allies must make certain they have Australias intervention in East
Rice spoke here Nov. 16 at the the right forces and that they have Timor and Nigerias willingness to
Fletcher Conference, a gathering of the right combinations of allies or act in Sierra Leone as promising de-
current and former military and ci- coalitions. The United States must velopments.
vilian defense leaders, legislators and have the will to ensure that large- These mounting missions cannot
academicians that this year is exam- scale conflicts do not break out in be sustained for the United States
ining national security issues facing places of global significance, she said. armed forces, she said. We need to
the first U.S. administration of the The United States also must worry look at the match between resources
21st century.
about the potential rise of hege- we are providing and the missions we
She said changes since the end of monic power with interests, values are taking on. She noted how the
the Cold War favor the values, insti- and intentions that are hostile to services are drawing increasingly on
tutions and beliefs of the United American and allied interests, Rice the Guard and Reserve to fill out
States. We have a chance in this said. Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is their inadequate forces to perform all
period to extend peace, prosperity the prototype of this threat, she said, their assigned missions.
and democracy in ways we would and the United States must main- Rice said dealing with Russia and
never have dreamed a few years ago, tain forces to contain such a threat. China is important because the coun-
she said.
Finally, she said, the United States tries are of such global significance.
During her talk, entitled Setting must be certain to prevent black- China is a rising power, and any
Priorities for a New National Security mail. Because if the United States is rising power with unresolved inter-
Strategy, Rice said the United States blackmailable, it is not capable of ests will be a challenge, she said. It
is still adjusting to our role as the acting with freedom of action in places would be wrong to think of China as
worlds sole superpower.
like the Persian Gulf, Rice said. Part an enemy, but it is not wrong to think
Rice said the question facing the of this blackmail is new threats of China as a challenge. She said
United States is, Are we ready and weapons of mass destruction, China resents the U.S. presence in
are we capable of thinking about the cyberterrorism and terrorism of all East Asia and has unresolved inter-
requirements and the challenges of kinds.
est around Taiwan.
having been on the right side of his- Any discussion of capabilities must But China is changing, she noted,
tory?
include the ability to defend against and the challenge for the United
She said she sees two major dan- these threats and must include bal- States is to deal with security devel-
gers. The first is overextension listic missile defense, she said. It is opments without alienating the Chi-
through a lack of focus in what were not that ballistic missile defense nese.
trying to do. The second grows from needs to be aimed at the thousands Russia is a challenge because it is
of Soviet weapons, but rather at the the opposite, a declining power, and
Town Hall Meetings
smaller threats.
that colors how America must deal
The United States has neglected with it, Rice said.
trade and economic power in influ- U.S. officials should not get in-
encing friends and foes, Rice said. volved in Russian Domestic Affairs,
Instead it needs to make more use of she warned. Instead, she suggested,
Kwajalein, Tonight MP Room, 6:30 p.m.
its economic power to influence mat- the United States should concen-
ters around the world, she said.
trate on restructuring its anti-
Rice addressed peacekeeping and quated nuclear relationship with
Roi-Namur, Dec. 1 Tradewinds Theater, 6:30 p.m.
implied limits exist to what the U.S. Russia, to reduce nuclear weapons military can do in such situations. and guard against inappropriate She said Kosovo is one area where disposal and handling of nuclear
U.S. military involvement is appro- materials and weapons.
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Kids try to help kids across an ocean ... (From page 1) that needs help. Give them a hand when they are weak. So the students went to work planning a candygram sale and a Halloween dance. About 200 people paid the $1 admission to the dance at the elementary school. Everyone bought punch, popcorn and cupcakes. In the end, the eighth grade students had raised more than $400. When she talked to her students about homelessness, Klinkhammer said she had no intention of doing a service project. She had no idea it would mean so much to the students. On Ebeye, kids are so used to getting help from outsiders, so this way they could help. They used their own hands, their own hearts, Klinkhammer said. Danny Lalakab was sure the money would help. He said, Theyll be happy. His classmate, Witmark Tokeak, said, Theyll be happy because were helping like God does. We did this to show respect to Renee, Maina Jajo said. Its a wonderful display and a perfect example of Marshallese culture and generosity. It doesnt matter how little you have, there is always something to be shared, Klinkhammer said. Along with the check, the students sent a letter and photos of their fundraising dance. They said they hope to hear from some of the children theyve helped. The hyperbaric chamber will be unavailable Dec. 5-6. All recreational diving must be limited to 50 feet.
Depression hits hard at holiday ...
(From page 1) gestion is to entertain other families, maybe those with children, or volunteer for those who need extra help during the holidays. Also, sometimes close friends leave for the holidays, so the usual support system is gone. For some, it doesnt feel like the holidays in the tropics. The weather doesnt provide the same cues, Riley said. But the sounds of Christmas music and the smells of holiday baking can go a long way toward making up for the lack of cold weather in creating the holiday spirit. More single people seem to have a hard time, especially those who are the only member of their family on island, Riley said. Although here, coworkers and friends seem to serve as a substitute family, a protective factor, more than in the states, she added. If people are feeling down, sometimes they dont feel like socializing. They dont want to make other people unhappy or dont feel like pretending to be happy themselves, Riley said. [But], they need to be with other people for support. It helps them see someone elses point of view. For families, being on Kwaj during the holidays has its pluses and minuses, too. On the plus side, Kwaj has a nice variety of scheduled events, and avoids a lot of the stateside commercialism, said Trina Tiffany, director of the Kwajalein Child Development Center, who teaches a workshop for parents every year on dealing with holiday stress. And the holidays can be an opportunity for families to do things for other people here, Tiffany said. Lots of parents use this as an opportunity to teach giving to have their children go through old toys and part with things willingly. Also, errands only take a short time here, so theres more family time, as well as couple time and individual time, Tiffany said. But, it can be a very hectic time for families at Kwaj, too. Tiffany stresses discussing and setting priorities. Sit back before the holidays as a family and decide
whats most important home, community, or social activities. You need to communicate, Tiffany said, adding, Share responsibilities as a family. Trying to combine a full-time job with family holiday preparations and extra activities can add additional stress, Riley said. Tiffany agreed. If things get too hectic, the family needs to decide if everything is important, she said. If a busy mother, for example, needs help from family members, she should ask for it, and then allow the helper to do the task. Also, the distance takes you away from your extended family. When children are at the age of wonderment, we want to share that with our family, Tiffany said. If you feel the separation is difficult, plan ahead with videos or e-mail photos. See if you can supplement the experience. Other difficulties are shopping from a distance by phone and Internet and making sure your orders reach here in time. And, sometimes packages from stateside relatives dont get here by Christmas, and children are disappointed. Blended families have difficulties this time of year, too, Riley said. Not being able to spend time with both sides of the family may be hard for children. Riley suggests making new traditions to replace those at home; make this holiday a memorable one. Do things you cant do back in the states: swim on Christmas day or visit the Ebeye celebrations. Kwajalein offers an abundance of holiday activities to help boost spirits. Tiffany summed up,You have to remember what we have and take advantage of it, but in agreement with those around you. The main thing is, people need not to be too hard on themselves, Riley said. So they might not be as happy, but its OK not to have as good a time [as in the past], not to get everything done. Reach out to make the best of it, Riley said. Its up to the individual to design how they want [the] celebration to be.
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Classified Ads and Community Notices
HELP WANTED The following on-island positions are open with Raytheon. For more information or to submit a resumй or application, call HR employment, Andrea, 53705. SECRETARY, Project Planning. Full time. Well-qualified, self-motivated individual experienced in Microsoft Office 95, Excel, PowerPoint, Gold+, filing systems and basic office organization. Good interpersonal, oral and written skills a must. KAPS AIDE, Education Dept. Casual position available immediately. Classroom assistant needed for preschool and school-age service programs. Responsibilities include assistance with snack preparation, food sanitation procedures, supervision of children and participation in a wide variety of recreational activities. Must possess a cheerful, energetic spirit and be able to work well with children. Selected individual will be required to undergo a criminal history background check. Raytheon off-island positions are updated weekly in the Career Opportunities Book at the HR counter, Bldg. 700. TEACHERS, College of the Marshall Islands. Business, education, math, English and computer classes beginning in January. For more information, call 51034 or 52188. WANTED FOUR- or FIVE-shelf wooden bookcase, any condition. Call 52373. USED JOGGING stroller, wide security gate and 12' x 14' outdoor carpeting. Call 52639. HOUSE-SITTING situation for grandparents Dec. 16-Jan. 2. Extended care available. Call Sue, 52837. GUITAR PLAYER looking for other guitar players to jam with. Also looking for bassist and drummer. Call Jerry, 53619 or 52222.
CLIP-ON sunglasses at hospital. Call Sandy, 52220. GIVEAWAY 12 ISSUES of Golf magazine, October1999 through September 2000; issues of Digital Camera and PC Photo. Call 54430. FOR SALE 23' BAYLINER with Chevy 350 Volvo outdrive, new heads, exhaust manifolds, water pump, carburetor, 1998 Evinrude four-stroke 15 hp kicker, Lawrence GPS with fishfinder, two radios, two moveable boathouses, double-axle trailer and many extras, $18,000. Call Mike or Melinda, 56298H or 56599W. COMPLETE Santa costume, red velvet, with accessories, $75. Call 55930. BEAUTIFUL LUGGAGE set, still in box: 25" vertical pullman, red, and 21" duffle, cost $199, will sell for $175. Call Cris, 52935. CHRISTMAS DESIGNS; wire ribbon 50yard spools; snorkel and fins, brand new, bright pink, $20 each. Call 54216 and leave a message. KIDS BIKES, $15-$20; assorted plants; assorted snorkel gear, make an offer. Call 51618 or 54747. GE POT SCRUBBER 700 dishwasher, $110; Sharp Carousel microwave, black, $60; two-drawer file cabinet, $25; Farmer John 2mm suit, $50; wooden rocking chair, black, $60; two Impulse snorkels, $15; BC knife, $5; fins, $15; mask, $25; ladies bike, almost new, $80; Burley, in-step, $80; ladies bike, $40. Call 53488. PLAYSTATION with two controllers, one dual-shock controller, one memory card and six games, $200. Call David, 53579. DIVE GEAR: ScubaPro classic BCD, size X-small, fits up to 120 lbs., ScubaPro
The next boating orientation class is Dec. 6-7, 6-8 p.m., in CRC Room 1. Attendance both nights is required. Register and pay your $20 fee at Small Boat Marina or community activities office during regular hours of operation. Questions? Call Drew, 54394. MK10 G250 regulator, no dives since rebuild, Air II inflator/octopus, zero dives since rebuild, dive knife, gear bag, Oceanic analog gauge console and weights, all in excellent condition, $350 for all. Call 52401 after 5 p.m. MINI-BLINDS for 400 series house, $20. Call 52475. RECLINER, dark green, in great shape, $200. Call 58607 or stop by PBQ Room 103. KAWASAKI 300js standup jet ski with Rolez wheels trailer, new battery, handle-grip bars, finger-throttle, ride-plate and HydroTurf foam mat, extras include ride and safety gear, boat lot and storage lockers, runs great, $1,000. Call 54555 after 6 p.m. or leave a message. NINTENDO 64 with five controllers and games: Star Fox, Bond, War Gods, Mario Cart and rumble pack; $250. Call Jeremy, 54168. PROPANE GAS cylinders (2) for barbecue, $10 each or best offer; Cannondale aluminum frame bike with stainless steel spokes, $100 or best offer; Scale piano, new, from Harvard Piano Company in Cincinnati, has been tuned, you move and haul it, $1,500 or best offer. Call 52295 before 8 p.m. COMPUTER DESK, light oak finish, Lshaped, $150; formal dining room table with six all-fabric, pastel-colored chairs. Call 52648.
LOST ONE TOWEL, one fringed throw, one handknit round tablecloth and starfish between CAC Room 6 and Sands BQ. Call 52557.
SLIP-ON high-heel sandals, white. Call 51114.
FOUND 100 FEET of electrical wire, 600-volt. Call Jim Warnke, Kwajalein Police Department, 54452. CHILDS T-SHIRT with Hurricane logo on front at family pool Nov. 17 after swim team practice. Call 52589. SOFTWARE program titled Success Version 3.1 Plus near Supply. Call Tag, 53412. GIRLS SPEEDO swimsuit, blue and purple, size 12, Oct. 23, at Emon Beach pavilion. Call 51114.
Yokwe Yuk Womens Club annual Christmas Holiday Exchange Dinner is Dec. 9 at the Yokwe Yuk Club. For information or reservations, call Donna, 52459, or Patty, 52797.
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Classified Ads and Community Notices
Small Arms Range Notice The small arms range will be in operation Tuesday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m.noon. Avoid the hazard area shown below. Questions? Call Jim Warnke, 54452. H.O. SLALOM WATER ski, 67", mens size 9Ѕ fitted boot, $150; Jobe slalom water ski, 65", womens size 7 fitted boot, $100; O'Brien Delta Dart tube to pull behind boat, $25. Call 54784. CRIB BEDDING set including comforter, bumper, fitted sheet, lamp and diaper bag in good condition, $65; wagon, barely used, $30. Call 52639. PRO PLAYER golf clubs 1,3,5, drivers 3-9, SW, putter, bag with folding cart plus six
dozen balls and tees, $115; two 8' throw nets hand-woven in Hawaii, $175; remote control planes, truck and lots of gear and accessories (will sell separately). All prices negotiable. Call 52617 days. COMMUNITY NOTICES REAL LIVE Christmas trees from Washington will be sold Saturday, Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m., in the high school courtyard. One entrance for $20 trees and one entrance for $35 trees. K-badges required to purchase a tree. $20 for a natural, unshaped tree, $35 for a full-bodied, shaped tree. All trees are 5'-6' Douglas Firs. Free delivery by Santas elves or take home yourself. Office trees need to be sprayed with fire retardant and need to be ordered and paid for in advance at the high school office before close of business Dec. 7. Roi-Namur residents need to make arrangements for purchase and delivery. KWAJALEIN DANCE Associations Holiday Dance Party is open and free to the community. Join teens and adults who love to dance Sunday, 7-11 p.m., in the MP room. Free group ballroom lesson is 7-8 p.m. Bring a pupu or dessert to share. Appropri-
ate attire required. Questions? Call Donna, 53470. MARK YOUR calendars for Kwajalein Running Clubs New Years Eve Walk/Run Celebration. Cost with and without T-shirts, and signup sheets, will be available on Macys porch Monday, Dec. 4, and Monday, Dec. 11. You may also pick up a registration form on the mini-mall bulletin board and drop it off at Qtrs. 430-A after 6 p.m. MENS MONTHLY prayer breakfast will be Monday, 7 a.m., in the Religious Education Building. Newcomers always welcome. KWAJALEIN Police Department will hold a bicycle auction Dec. 11, 10 a.m., at the police station. If you think you have a bike at the department, you must claim it before Dec. 9. Questions? Call Jim Warnke, 54452. SUSUS LEAVING, but not before we send her off Kwaj-style. Join us in bidding her a fond farewell Saturday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m., at Emon Beach main pavilion. Live music, paper products and punch will be provided. Bring a dish to share as follows: A-G, side dish; H-S, main dish; T-Z, dessert. Bring your own drinks. Questions? Call 53331.
SECOND and THIRD grade holiday concert will be Nov. 30, 7 p.m., in the MP room. Second-graders will sing Six Little Snowflakes, and third-graders will perform The Binding Tale of Beethovens Bookworms.
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VOLUNTEERS are always needed and welcomed at the Bargain Bazaar. Questions? Call Becky, 53140.
will have a gift-wrapping table at Macys Sunday, Dec. 3 6-8 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 4 and 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, Call Annette, 54322, or Vannessa, 54577.
WILL THE person who bought a Pioneer laser disc player call 51618 or 54747. You have the wrong remote control. KWAJALEIN SWIM Team awards ceremony will be Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m., at Emon Beach Pavilion #1. Bring a dessert to share. KWAJ KWILTERS holiday party and Yankee gift swap will be Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., in CAC Room 7. Bring a gift worth $10 or less if you wish to participate. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Call Jan, 53003, or Joan, 52534. COME SEE the golden cowry in the window of the Mic Shop, or better still, make a bid on this rare shell. ATTENTION QUILTERS: Kwaj Kwilters will present an island quilt show in February. Volunteers are needed. Sign-up sheets are available at the Kwaj Kwilter meeting Dec. 5. Questions? Call Brenda, 54364.
VETERINARIAN from Honolulu will be on island through Dec. 5. For an appointment, call Vet Services, 52017. Veterinary Clinic hours are 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays. Bag on board (poopy bags) are available again. New cat toys and disposable scratching posts with catnip are in stock.
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Kwajalein Hourglass
Tuesday November 28, 2000
See you at the movies!
Saturday Babes in Toyland (1961, G) Mary Contrary plans to marry Tom Piper in the heart of Mother Goose Village, but the villain covets Mary for himself and orders his bungling henchmen to do away with Tom. Thats just the start of a series of misadventures in this Disney adaption of Victor Herberts operetta involving fairytale characters. (Annette Funicello) (105 minutes) Richardson Theater, 7:30 p.m. Hollow Man (New Release, R) In this sci-fi thriller, a man and a woman must fend off a killer whom they cannot see. In his rush to success, a scientist tests an invisibility formula on himself. Unfortunately, the side effects turn him into a homicidal maniac. (Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin) (114 minutes) Yokwe Yuk Theater, 8 p.m. Loser (New Release, PG-13) A bright but socially inept college freshman finds a soulmate in a fellow student who is forced to work as a waitress in a strip club to pay for school. She teaches him how to be cool and he tries to be her knight in shining armor. (Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari) (95 minutes) Tradewinds Theater, 8 p.m. Sunday Meet Me in St. Louis (Classic, 1944, B&W) The Smith family patriarch is thinking about uprooting his family to New York, scuttling his daughters romance with a neighborhood boy and causing general grief for the rest of the household. (Judy Garland, Margaret OBrien, Mary Astor, Tom Drake, June Lockhart) (113 minutes) Richardson Theater, 7:30 p.m. Loser (New Release, PG-13) Richardson Theater, 9:30 p.m. Hollow Man (New Release, R) Tradewinds Theater, 7:30 p.m. Babes in Toyland (1961, G) Tradewinds Theater, 9:30 p.m. Monday Babes in Toyland (1961, G) Richardson Theater 7:30 p.m. Hollow Man (New Release, R) Yokwe Yuk Theater, 8 p.m.
The Bigej Express
(Photo by Peter Rejcek)
Small Boat Marina supervisor Drew Van Voorhees replaces the cover from one of the new Honda 90hp motors on a 22-foot Boston Whaler. Each of the four-stroke engines weighs 400 pounds. The boat was put in the water last week.
Everyone bags a turkey at KSC underwater hunt
By KW Hillis Feature Writer Twenty turkeys lurked in the lagoon between Emon Beach and North Point awaiting hunters clad in scuba gear to pluck them from the water. The third annual Kwajalein Scuba Club Underwater Turkey Hunt, held Nov. 19, brought out 10 two-man teams. The small craft advisory got us a few more divers, said Ivy Springer, KSC public relations officer. We picked up a few at the tank house
who were going to do walk-in dives. Earlier that morning, Maryellen and Tom Gibson hid the turkeys, or brightly painted yellow wine corks. Each yellow cork is worth two turkeys, Springer said, adding that bachelors who dont have a place to cook their turkeys ... [could get] a gift certificate for that much groceries. Each team was given an hour to capture their turkeys. Some succeeded within a few minutes, while others took the full hour searching.
WEATHER Courtesy of Aeromet
Tonight: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Winds: East at 8 to 13 knots, with higher gusts near showers. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Winds: East at 8 to 13 knots, with higher gusts near showers. Temperature: Tonights low 79° Tomorrows high 86°
November rain total: Annual rain total: Annual deviation:
5.47" 85.69" -7.23"
Call 54700 for continuously updated forecasts and sea conditions.
Forecasts available online: www.kmr-wx.com
Sun · Moon · Tides
Sunrise/set
Tuesday
0646/1826
November 28
Wednesday 0647/1826 November 29
Thursday
0647/1827
November 30
Friday
0647/1827
December 1
Moonrise/set 0823/2018 New Moon 0914/2107 1003/2157 1050/2246
High Tide 0510, 4.6' 1723, 5.7' 0540, 4.4' 1753, 5.5' 0612, 4.2' 1824, 5.2' 0646, 3.9' 1858, 4.8'
Low Tide 1101, 0.7' 2347, 0.7' 1129, 0.9' 0020, 1.0' 1159, 1.2' 0055, 1.3' 1230, 1.5'

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