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  • Pair of distressed swimmers pronounced dead at hospital

    KUAM.com - News
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Guam Memorial Hospital Spokesperson June Perez confirms the two distressed swimmers who were in need of help at Ritidian Beach Saturday afternoon were pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital at around 12:30pm.
  • Mainland cheerleader with Guam roots wins national title

    KUAM.com - Sports
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Eri  Perez  was born on Guam and raised in the mainland after leaving island for Oklahoma due to medical reasons.
  • Tour the new Harmon Residential Transfer Station

    KUAM.com - Weekly Features - Nav Bar
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    The new Household Hazardous Waste Facility & Residential Transfer Station provides a safe way to dispose of hazardous waste.
  • Helping the homeless

    Marianas Variety Guam Edition
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Dozens volunteer in annual surveyWHILE most of the island was asleep yesterday morning, an army of volunteers and members of the Guam Homeless Coalition met at the Salvation Army facility in Tiyan to gather supplies, finalize logistics and head into the streets for the annual point-in-time homeless population count.
  • A Gradual Approach to Healthy Eating

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    29 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    By Leo Babauta A lot of us have tried various diets over the years, with little success. I remember trying about half a dozen different diets when I was trying to lose weight, and none of them stuck for more than a few weeks. Why is that? A few reasons: You’re trying to change a lot of things at once — from learning new recipes to strategies for social situations to what to eat when you go out to what you should do when you’re craving a snack and much more. Making that many changes at once is a sure recipe for failure. You’re making huge changes all of a sudden. If you…
 
 
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    Marianas Variety Guam Edition

  • Helping the homeless

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Dozens volunteer in annual surveyWHILE most of the island was asleep yesterday morning, an army of volunteers and members of the Guam Homeless Coalition met at the Salvation Army facility in Tiyan to gather supplies, finalize logistics and head into the streets for the annual point-in-time homeless population count.
  • Dead body found behind Auto Spot in Anigua

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    A DEAD body was found yesterday morning behind Auto Spot in Anigua.
  • Fernandez to meet with federal risk management officials

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    GUAM Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez will be having a regular meeting with U.S Department of Education officials next week in Washington D.C. where he intends to start the conversation about transitioning GDOE out of high risk status.
  • Ninth Circuit dismisses medical marijuana lawsuit

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    THE U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed the appeal filed by veteran Guam lawyer Howard Trapp relating to the medicinal marijuana lawsuit that was turned down by the U.S. District Court of Guam.
  • AG hosts working group to discuss DOC problems

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Medical issues continue to plague prisonATTORNEY General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson hosted a working group with various department heads in a cramped conference room at the administration post at the Department of Corrections yesterday morning.
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  • A Gradual Approach to Healthy Eating

    zenhabits
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    By Leo Babauta A lot of us have tried various diets over the years, with little success. I remember trying about half a dozen different diets when I was trying to lose weight, and none of them stuck for more than a few weeks. Why is that? A few reasons: You’re trying to change a lot of things at once — from learning new recipes to strategies for social situations to what to eat when you go out to what you should do when you’re craving a snack and much more. Making that many changes at once is a sure recipe for failure. You’re making huge changes all of a sudden. If you…
  • Unconditional Acceptance of Yourself

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    26 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    By Leo Babauta Many of us are familiar with the idea of loving our spouses, children, or parents unconditionally — and we might even try to practice that unconditional love, though imperfectly. But do we try to love ourselves unconditionally? Consider whether you do any of these (I sure do): Criticize your body. Feel like you need to improve at things. Feel guilty about things you do. Feel undisciplined, lazy, unhappy with yourself. Not feel good enough. Fear that you’re going to fail, because you’re not good enough. See yourself as not that good looking. Feel bad about messing…
  • My Typical Day: How I Get People to Think I’m Productive

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    23 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    By Leo Babauta It’s funny, because many readers seem to think I’m a super productive, ultra focused, uber disciplined guy. I’m not. I get lazy, I sneak snacks when no one is looking, I sleep in sometimes, I take naps, I binge read on the Internet when I get hooked on something, I get distracted all the time. But … I still get things done, enough that it appears that I’m productive. Today I’ll share some behind-the-scenes of my day, and show you how despite the messiness of my life, I can muddle through and still achieve things. The Mornings There are…
  • The Contentment Habit

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    20 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    By Leo Babauta I’ll admit I do it as much as anyone else: see the cool things that others are doing and wish I were doing something cool like that too. You see great travel photos on Instagram and other social media — people living amazing lives, creating cool things, going on adventures. And instantly, there’s the thought that you should be living a better life. But this is the wrong habit. It leads to a feeling that your life isn’t good enough, that you aren’t good enough. And the habit doesn’t end: if you pursue a better life, you will always feel that you…
  • The Delightfully Short Guide to Reading More Books

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    16 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    By Leo Babauta I have to admit, reading online has dropped my book reading in the last couple of years. It’s hard to resist the pull of clickbait titles and fascinating longform articles. But a few small habits have changed that for me, and I’m now reading books more. I’m now reading Don Quixote (such as awesome book!), and recently finished War and Peace, Madame Bovary, Musashi and The Goldfinch. I recommend all of them. Let’s take a brief look at what has helped me read more: Create reading triggers. Tie your new reading habit to different triggers throughout your…
 
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    Chamorro Language & Culture

  • I Utugrafian Chamorro yan i Areklamento-ña - Chamorro Orthography and Rules

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Part of learning Chamorro is not only understanding it in the colloquial sense, but also when it's used in official documents.  The following is an excerpt from an official Government of Guam document written back in September 8, 1978.  The document is linked below where you can see inconsistencies and why it was, and still is, so important to maintain language consistency.  The following written portion is written with corrections so you can see the difference in use, spelling, and punctuation.Gubetnun Guahan Ufisinan Maga'lahi Hagatña, GuahanGovernment of Guam, Office of the…
  • Chamorro Authors, Bloggers, and Poets

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Chamorro writers, as reflected in the current diaspora, are not just confined to the Mariana Islands.  Across the globe, we're seeing a surge in Chamorro creative writing, blogging, and poetry.  In effort to string together this group of Chamorro writers, we're looking to consolidate this information and spread the word on Chamorro literature to raise awareness on these linguistic, cultural, and creative endeavors.Below, is a list of notable Chamorro authors, bloggers, and poets to consider in your search for building up your Chamorro book collection.  Corresponding websites…
  • Daibitis - Diabetes

    19 May 2014 | 5:02 pm
    (This is from a women's health brochure on diabetes from the FDA)Mas ki nuebe miyon na famalao’an giya Estados Unidos man daibitis.More than 9 million women in the United States have diabetes.Ya tres miyon ti tumungo!And 3 million don't even know it!Kao un tungo na...? Did you know...?•Daibitis ha umenta mas chansa para un inataka I korason, pat sino strok.Diabetes increases your risk for heart attack or stroke.•Guaha famalao’an man ninayi ni daibitis yangin man mapotgi.Some women get diabetes when they are pregnant.•Famalao’an ni man daibitis mas siña man mafak i mapotgiñiha,…
  • Billionaire

    19 May 2014 | 4:46 pm
    DHL Founder and billionaire Larry Hillblom seemed to have vanished into thin air when he failed to return from a routine flight in his vintage Seabee over the Pacific. After his disappearance, a dark side of Larry emerged. Even before he was officially declared dead, bar girls throughout Southeast Asia came forward claiming to have had children by Larry and seeking a piece of his vast fortune. BILLIONAIRE unravels the secretive and scandalous life of this enigmatic and reclusive tycoon on the island of Saipan, CNMI. The battle over his estate took on epic proportions, pitting impoverished,…
  • Casino Jack and the United States of Money

    19 May 2014 | 4:39 pm
    If you want to skip ahead to the segment on Saipan, start watching at 38:20  This is a segment from the documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money. It discusses the situation of the immigrant nonresident workers in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and how they have been exploited and abused over their time in the islands. It goes into how the government of the CNMI worked with the likes of Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay to prolong the abusive system and prevent any federal reforms from taking place. Many of these immigrant workers are still in the…
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    Brad Boydston

  • Immigrants to the rescue

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Immigrants shouldn't just be tolerated -- but welcomed with open arms. We need them as much as they need us.
  • Some cops get it

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    And he operates from a bike, too. It doesn't get much better than that.
  • More of beautiful Guam

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
  • "Shame is like a negative public rating..."

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Jayson Georges has a great follow-up to Honor & Shame 101. This is critical stuff for anyone whose work or life puts them in any kind of cross-cultural contact. And while the Honor & Shame 201 video is specifically aimed at those involved in cross-cultural Christian ministry I would think that there is a lot adaptable in here for others.
  • Adagio in G minor

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    Luna Lee successfully stretches herself to perform a gayageum rendition of the popular Adagio. Deep emotion.
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    Dave Owen's Guam Blog

  • An Old Testament Theology of “God”

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Volume 2 of Goldingay’s, Old Testament Theology, Israel’s Faith, discusses the theology of the OT in a more thematic way, trying to look at theology in the categories presented by the text itself. Where the first volume tended to focus on the narrative sections of the OT, this volume focuses more on the prophets and the wisdom sections. The second chapter of the book is entitled God, and focuses on the most important revelation of the OT: Who is God and what is He like. Appropriately this is by far the longest chapter in the volume and so I will comment on it in two parts here. I am…
  • TRACS Midterm Visit

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    This week PIU received its midterm Quality Control Review visit from our TRACS representative Dr. Tanmay Pramanik. In 2009 PIU received its first 10 year accreditation term. Our first accreditation term was 5 years from 2004-9. The visit was preceded by an extensive QCR report that was complied by PIU admin, faculty and staff and then read by two evaluators from TRACS. Dr. Pramanik’s visit served to follow up and check on the evaluators’ recommendations. I think the visit went very well. We have some things to work on before our next reaffirmation of accreditation in 2020, but everything…
  • The “Ethiopian Eunuch” at PIU Chapel

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    I always enjoy it when our chapel speaker does something creative for the chapel message. We have come to expect that PIU prof Peter Knapp will not disappoint us in this area, and he certainly did not on Tuesday. He performed a dramatic sermon about the access (a PIU core value – accessibility) that Jesus provides to the presence of God to those who were formerly excluded as he dramatized the thoughts of the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8) as he had his encounter with Philip and Jesus through the reading of the book of Isaiah. Drama is a very effective way to preach biblical narrative and I am a…
  • Chuuk #2–Preaching at Berea Church

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    On my final day in Chuuk on Sunday I spent most of the day with the people of Berea Church; in the Sunday morning worship service and then with some of the pastors at lunch afterward. I saw many old friends there and, as always, enjoyed the congregational singing immensely. They lift the roof off the place with high volume multi-part melodies and harmonies that give familiar hymns a very unique sound. I also appreciate the way so many, including the kids, are involved in the service. I preached on Jeremiah 29.1-14 as one of the most misunderstood and misused passages in all of scripture in…
  • Weekend in Chuuk #1

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    This past weekend I had the opportunity to fly to Chuuk for a series of meetings with church leadership, government and educational leadership there (meeting with education officials and admin at Berea Christian School on the left), along with seeing how our PIU alumni are doing there. We are working to re-establish our teaching/distance education facilities there and I think this weekend’s meetings were very productive toward that end. We already have an agreement with our partner school, Faithwalk Christian College, to offer our courses there and we are working on an agreement to get a…
 
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    NO REST FOR THE AWAKE - MINAGAHET CHAMORRO

  • Recent Republican News

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
     The election for President in the US in 2016 has already started, and even though I am only casually following the coverage it does already seem like every single Republican or every possible stripe is teasing that they are running. It is interesting to see the bubbles in which people live and how it sustains their egos and gives them delusions of grandeur and potential power. All of these Republicans keep telling us that everyone they know is compelling them to run for President, and most of the country is wondering how many followers on Twitter or Facebook count as "everyone"…
  • One Night in Hagatna...

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    On January 15, 2015, the capital of Guam, Hagatna was shut down due to Marine Corp training that was happening in the area. Roads were blocked off by Guam Police Department. Helicopters were flown over the area and explosions were heard. This created an uproar amongst some on Guam who saw this as another militaristic intrusion into life on Guam, a place already heavily militarized. People often misinterpret the militarized exterior of Guam or extrapolate high levels of patriotism or support for military policies based on the amount of people serving in the US military. This disconnect leads…
  • American Sniper and the Role of Film in Warmaking

    24 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    --> I'm already quite tired from a long day, but before I go to bed I wanted to post some articles about American Sniper. I tried to watch the film last weekend on a Sunday night when usually theaters are empty on Guam, but to my surprise it was sold out. In just a week it is now a huge blockbuster and seems to be a commercial and critical success. Amidst all the buzz, people have been criticizing the film because of the incredible amount of fabrication that went into creating the movie figure of America's most lethal sniper. The Chris Kyle in the film is very different than the Chris Kyle…
  • Decolonization and God

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    When the Solorzano skull was brought to Guam there were several events held to discuss the meaning of the skull and also the legacy of the violent time during which the priest Solorzano was killed in fighting between the Spanish and Chamorros. The event that I helped organize at UOG was pretty well attended, with more than 150 people there on a Saturday morning. The discussion never got too heated, with the biggest conflict being over the statement made by Father Fran Hezel that the Chamorro-Spanish Wars was a result of cultural misunderstandings. Religion wasn't touched on much, despite the…
  • Dead v. White

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    It is frustrating dealing with the ways that so many people, on Guam, on the internet and in so many places talk about race, or rather talk about it in ways to try to neutralize it as a potential issue to be taken seriously in life today. While we can self-identify as a race, while we can say we are this color or that color, and can take pride in what is culturally or historically or linguistically associated with that race, this doesn't take us very far in terms of understanding how race operates in our lives and therefore how racism persists in life, even when race is not "mentioned."…
 
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