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  • Former first lady Joann Camacho endorses Gutierrez team

    Marianas Variety Guam Edition
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    FORMER first lady Joann Camacho has openly endorsed the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial team of Carl Gutierrez and Gary Gumataotao, highlighting the much-rumored infighting in the Republican Party.
  • United offering flight attendants early out payment

    KUAM - News
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    The early out program allows participants a one-time opportunity to voluntarily separate from the company and receive a severance payment.
  • JFK ROTC unit holds 5K race

    KUAM - Sports
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Members of the ROTC program took turns running around the campus carrying flags to inform the community of their services and influence other schools or JROTC programs to start this activity.
  • Guam is Good 5K benefits Calvo Cancer Foundation

    KUAM - Weekly Features - Nav Bar
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm
    The annual event is one of many ways the Foundation raises money to help those who need it the most.
  • US flexes military muscle

    Marianas Variety Guam Edition
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 kicks offAMID growing regional tension involving China, U.S. military forces yesterday began flexing their muscles as they kicked off Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 off Guam to sharpen their abilities to overcome anti-access air denial challenges.
 
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    KUAM - Sports

  • JFK ROTC unit holds 5K race

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Members of the ROTC program took turns running around the campus carrying flags to inform the community of their services and influence other schools or JROTC programs to start this activity.
  • New record reached for Ko'Ko Half Marathon

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:28 pm
    The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), along with the Pacific Islands Club, T Galleria by DFS, DOCOMO Pacific, Powerade/Fruita+, the Stations of KUAM and United Airlines announced today that early registration for the 9th Ko'ko' Half Marathon and Ekiden Relay has reached a new record.
  • MMR immunization clinic at Astumbo Gym

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Filipino Sports Association of Guam in partnership with PMC Isla Health System, will conduct its 3rd  free clinic on measles, mumps, rubella immunization at Astumbo Gym from 9am-1pm on the following dates (Sundays): Sept. 13, 20 & 27
  • PXC bantamweight title up for grabs

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    On October 24th, Guam's Kyle Aguon and the Philippine's Rolando Gabriel Dy will compete for the vacant PXC Bantamweight Title. 
  • United partners with Guam Football Association

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
     United Airlines is now the official airline partner of the Guam Football Association. 
 
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    Marianas Variety Guam Edition

  • US flexes military muscle

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 kicks offAMID growing regional tension involving China, U.S. military forces yesterday began flexing their muscles as they kicked off Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 off Guam to sharpen their abilities to overcome anti-access air denial challenges.
  • Former first lady Joann Camacho endorses Gutierrez team

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    FORMER first lady Joann Camacho has openly endorsed the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial team of Carl Gutierrez and Gary Gumataotao, highlighting the much-rumored infighting in the Republican Party.
  • Calvo says Gutierrez camp creating ‘climate of fear’

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    THE Republican Party of Guam, led by its gubernatorial standard-bearer incumbent Gov. Eddie Calvo, appeared before the media yesterday and said he was troubled by what he described as misinformation that is creating a climate of fear among community members.
  • Chamber, DOL support minimum wage economic impact bill

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    THE Guam Chamber of Commerce and the Guam Department of Labor expressed support for Bill 376, a measure introduced by Sen. Aline Yamashita that would require the completion of an independent economic impact statement relative to the minimum wage on Guam.
  • New GovGuam health insurance plan detailed

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    THE Guam Legislature's health committee announced over the weekend that negotiations for the new GovGuam health insurance plan have been completed and that the new contract will result in savings to taxpayers.
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  • A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

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    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    By Leo Babauta It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification. That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American Scholar looking at the breadth of this phenomena on our society — it’s a must read. A sample quote from Roberts’ essay: ‘The notion of future consequences, so essential to our development as functional citizens, as adults, is relegated to the background, inviting us to remain in a state of permanent childhood.’ And while he concludes that we need to change as a society, not just individuals,…
  • How to Get Motivated After a Vacation

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    12 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    By Leo Babauta I open the door to my house after a long flight and drive home from the airport, and Eva and I and the kids throw our bags down and immediately want to go to sleep. We’re jetlagged, tired from traveling, worn from all-day walks around foreign cities. We flop onto our beds and have a difficult night sleeping. In the week following, I struggle to get back on track with my work. Jetlag, sleep problems, a sick kid, and a general lack of motivation color my days following a vacation. How do I get motivated after a vacation, or any kind of long break? It doesn’t come…
  • 7 Strategies for Facing Your Internet/TV Addiction

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    9 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Leo Babauta How do you beat something so addictive as the Internet, or TV — things most of us find ourselves increasingly immersed in, all day long? I won’t get into the whys of curbing an addiction like this — I’m going to assume you already want to make a change. The change can be different things: perhaps you play too many video games, watch too much porn, watch TV on your laptop way too much, are on Youtube or Facebook or Reddit or Instagram or Twitter or news sites or blogs too much … What can you do? I’m going to give you strategies I’ve…
  • How to Breathe

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    5 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    By Leo Babauta Your day is getting hectic, and you’re tired, or anxious, or distracted, or full of doubt. You’re a bit lost, feeling without direction. Take a breath. Turn the spotlight of your attention from all the worries of your day to your breath, as it comes in and then goes out. Breathe normally, not more slowly or deeply than usual — the only thing that has changes is you’re now paying attention. Your mind will wander, and that’s OK. Just gently return your attention to your breath, noticing your thoughts as they arise, then going back to the breath.
  • 7 Discipline-Mastering Practices

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    2 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    By Leo Babauta A craftsman masters his trade by repeated practice, with care and continual learning, with devotion to the purpose. It takes the same kinds of things to master the craft of discipline: Repeated practice Single-minded devotion to the purpose Continual learning Care I’ve been giving some thought to what it takes to master the craft of discipline, and have been following some practices that I’ve found extremely useful: Do the task even when I’m not in the mood. Procrastination is such a common problem that I believe it to be universal. The main reason we…
 
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  • Atanasio Taitano Perez

    Shannon Murphy
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    First postmaster of Guam, first Secretary to the Governor during US Naval Era Atanasio Taitano Perez (1874 – 1950), commonly known as Don Perez, is the only child of Francisco Taitano Perez and Maria Encarnacion Perez.  He was born in Hong Kong on 5 June 1874. While being raised and living in Hong Kong he received his early education and subsequently attended St. Joseph’s College.  By the late 1800’s, his father desired for his family to return home to Guam, and that they did. On 11 January 1894 he married Carmen Arriola Duenas, daughter of Agustin Evaristo Duenas and Domitila…
  • Vicente Cabrera Pangelinan

    Shannon Murphy
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Long time senator Vicente (ben) Cabrera Pangelinan (1955-2014), known as “Senator ben,” was a champion for Chamorro self-determination and decolonization for Guam. Pangelinan was born in Saipan to Luisa Cabrera Pangelinan and Francisco Sablan Pangelinan in 1955. He moved to Guam with his family at the age of seven. He had two sisters, Maria and Jesusa, and one brother, Antonio. His family lived in Barrigada and Pangelinan attended San Vicente Elementary School, graduating from Father Duenas Memorial School in 1974. After high school he went to Georgetown University in Washington, DC,…
  • CHamoru Seafaring Lexicon Workshop

    Nathalie Pereda
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    Images ​3rd Workshop in Preparation for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts In 2016, Guam will host the Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac), a region-wide festival celebrating the various arts and cultures of the Pacific. As the host of FestPac 2016, Guam will choose what kinds of events to highlight, although traditional performances, arts and craft displays and demonstrations, music, dancing and story-telling are often part of the many activities available for participants. Hosting the Pacific wide festival represents an important and exciting opportunity to highlight cultural identity…
  • Chamorro Directional Terminology

    Shannon Murphy
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    In westernized Guam the cardinal directions are lågu for north, håya for south, kåttan for east and luchan for west. If you examine the map of Guam, produced by the Chamorro Language Commission, that is what you will find in the map legend. However, the directions are different, depending on where you are on the island. Additionally, Chamorros on Saipan say that kåttan is north, luchan is south, håya is east and lågu is west. Imported concepts cause confusion Alice Joseph and Veronica Murray wrote a scholarly paper about this topic in 1951 claiming that Chamorros unconsciously modify…
  • WWII: Prisoners of War sent to Japan

    Shannon Murphy
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Nearly 500 Americans from Guam taken to camps in Japan After Guam was captured by the Japanese 10 December 1941, the Americans who remained behind were taken prisoner–477 military personnel (including five female nurses, one civilian woman and her newborn daughter) and 100 civilian men, including businessmen and the American Catholic priests, as well as the Spanish Catholic Bishop, Miguel Olano. According to official records nineteen of them died while they were prisoners. All of them suffered from malnutrition and exposure. Click on image below for a complete listing of the Guam POWs,…
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    Brad Boydston

  • The Roslings on global knowledge

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Hans Rosling is always fun and engaging. His son, Ola, is a chip off the old block.
  • Coke bicycle project

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Yes, it's a Coca-Cola commercial. But you've got to give them credit when they give back to the community in ways that potentially make a real difference. Coca-Cola has a long history of identification with bicycles -- Coke branded bikes, bike networks, bike sharing sponsorship... This particular endeavor is a partnership with South Africa's Wildlands Conservation Trust, which already has a huge bicycle program of its own.
  • The Low Line

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Creative way to squeeze in some additional protected green space -- recycling what was wasted. I'm wondering, too, if some of the abandoned malls around the US couldn't be repurposed in a similar way -- perhaps creating some housing in abandoned stores opening up to enclosed green spaces. Who knows, maybe it might make sense to reintroduce some neighborhood retail activity in the midst of it all.
  • Panduri

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    My latest musical fascination has been with the panduri. This Georgian lute has some qualities similar to my uke lutes. If you combine the panduri with the polyphonic harmony of the singers it all feels very extraterrestrial -- like the divine liturgy in an Eastern Orthodox church -- except with instrumentation and rhythm. Lovely.
  • The Speaking Exchange Project

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Windsor Park is one of 14 senior living communities operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church. This is an example of how retirees can continue to engage in significant mission -- even cross-culturally.
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    Dave Owen's Guam Blog

  • PIU Student Life Newsletter

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Yesterday at staff meeting we received the first copy of the September 2014 Low Tide – The Low Down on Student Life. The Low Tide is a publication of the PIU Student Life team. This month’s issue was the “Girls Edition.” The Student Life team consists of Sarah Brubaker, Daisy Murdock and Rob Puckett. You can get more info on them and see a picture here. They work with the students on almost a 24-7 basis dealing with student issues, leading discipleship, driving, planning and executing student activities, training student leaders, and loving/holding accountable the students. I know…
  • Faculty Training at PIU

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Our first Fall semester faculty training was held Saturday in the main classroom at PIU. Because we did it on Saturday all of our adjunct faculty were able to join us. I don’t get to see them as often as I like so it was a real blessing to get to interact with them. PIU provost Dr. Mabini planned and led the training which focused on writing student learning outcomes and creating rubrics that make student learning more objective and measurable. I found the materials to be very helpful and this seemed to be the consensus of everyone who was there. We also had a good time of discussion about…
  • Reading Through Malachi

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The prophecy of Malachi provides the conclusion to the Old Testament canon and Malachi was the last of the Old Testament prophets until John the Baptist. His name means “My Messenger” and he wrote to encourage the remnant that had returned from Babylon to repent from their spiritual indifference and compromise. This message was urgent because another, greater “messenger of the covenant” was coming to bring YHWH’s judgment and blessing.  As E. Ray Clendenen writes in the New American Commentary, Malachi, 231 (All quotes below in blue are from Clendenen) Malachi’s prophecy…
  • Friday Chapel at PIU

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    At PIU we are blessed at the beginning of every semester as our friend Dr. M. James Sawyer returns to teach in our Pacific Islands Evangelical Seminary. This semester Jim is teaching Theology 1 and part of the Theological Research Methods class. He has also shared in the student Focus group on Wednesday night and in chapel last Friday. Yes, we keep him pretty busy. He still has had some time for a few scuba diving adventures in Guam’s warm ocean waters. Friday Jim spoke in chapel about the need to understand that God ALWAYS looks at us with love and that the “stairway to heaven,” that…
  • Reading Through Zechariah

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Zechariah is the second of the two post-exilic prophets who encouraged the returned exiles to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. His name means “God Remembers,” and his purpose was to remind the people of God’s past faithfulness, present purpose, and future plan and to bring about spiritual revival through humility and commitment. He wanted to motivate the people to build the temple because the future will make it worthwhile. He knew that the people needed to repent and obey now because God is working out His purpose in the present and in the future Messiah is coming to complete God’s…
 
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    NO REST FOR THE AWAKE - MINAGAHET CHAMORRO

  • The Wretched of the Earth

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 am
    The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon is one of the books that has had a huge impact on me. You can interpret this book to be so many things, although people traditionally focus on the call for violent nationalist revolutions as a means of decolonization. For me I have used Fanon's work, in particular this book in order to articulate so many of my own ideas about social change, in particular in Guam. He wrote a time when decolonization was a tide and it was something that he both channeled and rode. In the context of that time, but also even today when so much of the world has banished…
  • Chamorro Christmas Nationalism

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    The exhibit I worked on for the Guam Humanities Council titled Sindalu: Chamorro Journey Stories in the US Military is currently on display at the Isla Center for the Arts at UOG. As part of the exhibit I've given several scholarly tours to students, teachers and veterans. Although the exhibit itself features so many stories, the interaction with these groups often yields even more stories. Sometimes people will find themselves or their ancestors in the photos. They will offer up another perspective or another facet of someone's anecdote. Sometimes they challenge things and sometimes they…
  • Creation Stories

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    In terms of situating Chamorro pasts and giving a founding meaning to their history and identity, Fu'una and Puntan, the two siblings who created Guam and Chamorros are generally given that great honor. They are thought of more and more as being the founding spirits, whether you see them as Gods, historical figures, metaphors or fantasies. They are taking a key place of meaning in terms of rooting Chamorro identity today, not as a spirit that was created in 1521 or 1668, but as something longer and having its own distinct origin. Even those who refuse to believe in Fu'una and Puntan as being…
  • A History Lesson

    7 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    I miss having Robert Underwood in the US Congress. I often tell my students that the position of the non-voting delegate is where you can see so much of Guam's colonial position in action on a regular basis. While the delegate is supposed to be the tokenistic cover that hides the real existence of colonialism, it nonetheless constantly exudes that truth. The colonial position of Guam, its stupidity, its inequity, the sea of inclusions and exclusions are all realized in the strange existence of the non-voting delegate, and are all visible regardless of how many American flags or bald eagles…
  • Master-Apprentice Program!

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    I'll be posting more details, but for now here is the flyer. This is a program I am working on with Kenneth Gofigan Kuper and Edward Alvarez through the Chamorro Studies program. Jimmy Huang a linguistic professor at UOG initially conceived of the idea and is also assisting. We recently had a press conference/photo op for this project and we've had great public response. We'll be starting in the next month or two.
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    Andersen Air Force Base Photos

  • Have a ball

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    Airman 1st Class Hannah Walsh Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Toth is Commander, 36th Wing, and Guam Chief Master Sgt. Michael A. McMillan,36th Wing, Command Chief, cut the Air Force birthday cake at the 67th Annual Air Force Ball Sept 13, 2014, at The Sheraton Hotel in Tumon, Guam. Cake cutting rituals feature the oldest Airman present cutting the cake with the youngest airman present. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Adarius Petty/Released)Download Full Image
  • Have a ball

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Toth is, 36th Wing, Commander delivers a speech at the 67th Annual Air Force Ball, Sept 13, 2014, at The Sheraton Hotel in Tumon, Guam. The Air Force Ball celebrates the creation of the U.S. Air Force as an independent service in 1947, when the Air Force separated from the U.S. Army. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Adarius Petty/Released)Download Full Image
  • Have a ball

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    Airman 1st Class Hannah Walsh Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Toth is Commander, 36th Wing, and Guam Chief Master Sgt. Michael A. McMillan,36th Wing, Command Chief, cut the Air Force birthday cake at the 67th Annual Air Force Ball Sept 13, 2014, at The Sheraton Hotel in Tumon, Guam. Cake cutting rituals feature the oldest Airman present cutting the cake with the youngest airman present. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Adarius Petty/Released)Download Full Image
  • 36th SFS tests readiness during training

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Airman 1st Class Ryan Neal, 36th Security Forces Squadron defender, looks down the sights of an M4 carbine during training Sept. 11, 2014, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The defenders trained on clearing houses, handling noise and domestic calls as well as suicidal situations to maintain currency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks/Released) Download Full Image
  • 36th SFS tests readiness during training

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    A Department of Navy security member attempts to stop a domestic dispute during training, Sept. 11, 2014, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The defenders trained on clearing houses, handling noise and domestic calls as well as suicidal situations to maintain currency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks/Released)Download Full Image
 
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