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  • Decision 2014 is closer to closure

    KUAM - News
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:45 pm
    While it wasn't the exact audit they asked for, the GEC went through with the request by the Gutierrez campaign for a partial hand recount.
  • Youth chess tournament in Dededo

    KUAM - Sports
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:53 pm
    The Guam Chess Federation is hosting the 2014 Open Youth Chess Tournament on Saturday December 6 at the Toppy's wing of the Micronesia Mall.  This tournament starts at 9:30 am and is open to all players under the age of 21. 
  • Burning trash has lasting effects on the environment

    KUAM - Weekly Features - Nav Bar
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    One way we can all reduce our footprint is to properly dispose of our household trash. 
  • Recount ordered in 4 precincts

    Marianas Variety Guam Edition
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    THE Guam Election Commission last night ordered a recount of all ballots for the gubernatorial race in four precincts chosen by the Democratic Party which had put the challenge to the commission last week.
  • Republicans Have Already Won a Governor’s Race Today, in Guam

    NYT > Guam
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Gov. Eddie Calvo, a Republican, has been re-elected in a landslide. The Republican incumbent also leads in the Northern Mariana Islands.
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    Marianas Variety Guam Edition

  • Recount ordered in 4 precincts

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    THE Guam Election Commission last night ordered a recount of all ballots for the gubernatorial race in four precincts chosen by the Democratic Party which had put the challenge to the commission last week.
  • Off-island pre-med students eye Guam for test

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    THE national magazine Slate reported yesterday that many pre-medicine students in the U.S. mainland hoping to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) are eyeing Guam as one of the few testing sites that will still offer the current version of the test.
  • Special session to consider salary boost for top officials

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Bill would give raises to governor, cabinet, senators, AGLT. GOV. Ray Tenorio, in his capacity as acting governor, has called the Guam Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. today to consider legislation he submitted that would increase salaries for cabinet members, including the governor, lieutenant governor, senators and attorney general.
  • OAG launches probe into Tiyan ‘casino’

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    THE Office of the Attorney General has launched an investigation into the Tiyan casino gambling operation.
  • Tax refunds for late filers to be mailed

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    GOV. Eddie Calvo announced yesterday afternoon that taxpayers who filed their 2013 income tax returns late and are due a refund should receive their refunds next week.
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  • Hello world!

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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  • Writer as Coder: The Iterative Way to Write a Book

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    By Leo Babauta The traditional way of writing a book is like the old Microsoft model of developing software: you write it in isolation for a year or two, and then put it out as a fully-formed product. The problem with that method is that it’s never been tested in the real world. You don’t know if readers (or users) will want it, you don’t know where you’ve made huge mistakes, you don’t know how it will work in the wild. That “Microsoft” model of making programs has been replaced in the last decade or so by iterative programming, where you make a…
  • Please Support the Zen Habits Book

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Leo Babauta I’m so excited: today I launch my new book, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change. And I need your help. The book is written (just finished on Friday!), but I need your support to get it printed. So I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign, and this limited edition of the book will only be sold there. Go back it now! The campaign will last 30 days (ends Dec. 17, 2014), and I’m asking for a minimum of $44,700, to pay for printing and shipping, editing and design, fees and taxes, and a couple other things. At this level, I won’t get paid, but the book will…
  • Are You a Lift or Drag Force?

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    By Leo Babauta In our lives, the people around us lift us up, or they drag us down. I see this in my life: my life contains many people, and I’m lucky enough to have surrounded myself with people who mostly provide lift. They inspire me, hold me accountable, find happiness for my successes, lend a hand when I need it, give me advice, and root me on. I wouldn’t be where I am without these people. I have been lifted by them, and that fills me with joy. But I’ve seen others who provide drag on the people around them. They criticize, have a negative attitude, complain, and in a…
  • When Resistance Smacks You in the Face

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Leo Babauta As a writer, one of the most frightening sights I face is the blank page. It fills me with doubt, uncertainty, dread, sometimes a bit of panic, and creates an urge to run for any distraction. And I face this terror every day. Whether I’m writing an article or a book chapter, creating something new is not easy. I open up a new document, and instantly want to go answer some emails or clean my kitchen or read that long article on magician Ricky Jay. This is a question we all have to answer for ourselves: When you’re faced with the Resistance, what will keep you from…
  • When Your Plate is Too Full

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Leo Babauta Do you sometimes (or always) feel like you have too much to do and too little time to do it? Consider an email I got from a student the other day: “… as the semester goes by, the harder it is to keep up with school. The thing is, I know I’d be able to do it if I didn’t have any extracurricular activities. I have a weekend job where I teach youths, a youth group where I currently lead social justice, and I was just asked by someone to lead prayer group. “Right now, the only way to do everything is to sleep less and work more, but I noticed that I…
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  • 101 Amazing Facts About Guam

    Shannon Murphy
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Twelve years ago writers, historians and other scholars interested in Guam history and culture came together to begin creating what is now, Guam’s online encyclopedia. Ideas were brought together, outlines were made, and the first grants were obtained in 2002. In 2005 research and writing began and the website went online in 2008 with 350 entries and hundreds of digitized historic images. More entries continue to be added with support from the Guam community. Throughout this project, every so often, little known facts about Guam history would come up and we, the Guampedia…
  • Lourdes A. “Lou” Leon Guerrero

    Dominica Tolentino
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Ms. Lourdes A. “Lou” Leon Guerrero is the current Guampedia Foundation Board Chair, a position she has held since the Foundation was established in 2009. Ms. Leon Guerrero is the President and Chair of the Board of Bank of Guam. She took over the helm of the Bank in 2006 after 10 years as a Senator in the Guam Legislature. Before her political career, she was a nurse and worked for Guam Memorial Hospital and FHP. As a senator, she was instrumental in moving forward legislation that improved the health delivery services of our island and was an advocate for improving the quality of…
  • Anita Borja Enriquez

    Dominica Tolentino
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Anita Borja Enriquez, DBA Dr. Enriquez is the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Guam. A former Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration, corporate planning and development manager, and management consultant, Dr. Enriquez established her first business at the age of 19. She secured over $1 million in technical assistance grants from the US Dept. of Commerce Economic Development Administration to establish the UOG Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives, the Defense Logistics Agency to establish the Guam Procurement Technical Assistance…
  • Baltazar Aguon

    Dominica Tolentino
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Baltazar “Bal” Aguon serves as the secretary-treasurer for the Guampedia Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Board since 2013. Mr. Aguon is an educator and producer/writer/director. He has a BA in Communications from the University of Guam, and an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies. For seven years he was a Health Educator for the Government of Guam Department of Health and was also an adjunct faculty in English and Communications for five and a half years at the University of Guam. Mr.
  • 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…
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    Brad Boydston

  • 11 Practical Ps of Street Level Ministry

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Per request, this is the “executive summary” of my talk at the Pacific Islands University Equipping for Ministry Conference held in Barrigada, Guam, November 6-8, 2014. I was asked to talk about “taking theology to the streets.” This talk was given during three sessions that included a lot of discussion and interaction.11 Practical Ps of Street Level Ministry“Executive Summary”The people on the streets are those who literally or figuratively are on the margins of society -- often those who are homeless, abused, enslaved, jobless, and hungry.If we start by serving the rich we…
  • How fun is your living space?

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Wow! Talk about design and engineering!
  • Cycling without age

    13 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    The healing power of a bike ride.
  • Sustainable Guam

    11 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    One of my impressions from this trip to Guam is that there seems to be a new push to clean things up and a move toward making the island more environmentally sustainable. There is less litter. The abandoned boonie cars which were an eye sore along most of the roads have all been eliminated. I have not seen a single one. There are more solar panels springing up -- and as pictured, even some wind generation to supplement the solar. Buildings are getting painted and there are new facades. But there are limits to the health and sustainability movement -- as you'll see if you look closely at the…
  • "The Slow Journalism Revolution"

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Yes, we need slow journalism, but how do we foster a system which will produce such? Practically speaking, how do we keep slow journalism afloat? Otherwise "the slow journalism revolution" won't be much of a revolution.
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    Dave Owen's Guam Blog

  • Joy Chapel

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Last Friday the theme of our chapel was “Rejoice Always.” The chapel was led by education faculty member Marge Raess (right). Marge has a great deal of experience in the Guam school system and we are so thankful that she has donated her expertise to us to train many of our students to be excellent elementary school teachers over the past few years. The message was in the form of a dramatic reading performed by Marge’s students Dar, Janny and Scott. Of course the music fit the theme too. We can rejoice, not because of what is going on around us, but because of the One we know who is with…
  • Chapels From Our Conference Speakers

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    While our conference guest speakers from off-island were here on Guam, we, of course, worked them hard in our classrooms and chapels too. During the conference week we were privileged to have Brad and Chip speak in our Tuesday and Friday chapels too. Brad spoke on Tuesday and played his ukulele for our worship in music for several other chapels. Chip spoke on Friday and then we rushed him down to the Guam Ministerial Meeting to meet with local Guam pastors. It is always nice to have a fresh perspective in our PIU chapels. The band enjoyed playing with Brad and his ukulele Brad and Chip…
  • PIU Ministry Equipping Conference

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    PIU’s 5th annual Ministry Equipping Conference was held last week at the Palm Ridge Hotel. The conference is designed to help pastors, ministry leaders, teachers – basically anyone doing ministry (which should be all Christians) be better prepared and equipped to do it. This year’s theme was “Taking Theology to the Streets.” We tried to deal with the questions “how do I make my theology practical?” and “how do I do my ministry in a way that consistent with the way Jesus did ministry and with biblical truth?” The conference was well attended, the attendees expressed several…
  • Reading Exodus with Goldingay

    15 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Chapter 5 of Goldingay’s, Old Testament Theology is entitled God Delivered – The Exodus and reflects theologically on the story of the deliverance from Egypt (Exodus 1-18) within the context of the Old Testament. The story is not concerned so much with individuals and families (as in Genesis) but with the founding of a people and a nation. This section of the Bible will set the tone by showing the character of the God who rules the nation and delineating the mission they will carry out. Thus, it is a pivotal section for the understanding of the message of the Old Testament and ultimately…
  • Dine With the Tide

    13 Nov 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Last Wednesday PIU held its “Dine With the Tide” fund-raiser/mixer at the “Top O’ The Mar” facility. We invited many old and new friends to come, celebrate with us and learn about what PIU is doing. We enjoyed good food (Mongolian barbecue), good music and good fellowship. Even though I was not 100% health-wise it was an enjoyable night for me and we had a lot of fun. I shared a little with the group about the mission and core values of PIU. We had a silent auction and received some donations. Most important we continue to get out the word on Guam about how PIU is and can be serving…
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  • Live-Blogging the UOG Sexual Harassment Forum

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    I nobia-hu Isa ha ayuda mama'tinas Forum gi UOG gi painge put "sexual harassment." Gof impottante este na asunto, lao ti meggai umadmimite este. Ti meggai tumungo' put este na asunto. Guaha famalao'an yan lalahi lokkue', mansinexual harassed, lao ti ma tungo' na ayu hafa masusedi. Hinasson-niha na ossitan ha' pat linachi ha', ya taya' sina u macho'gue put este. Maolek na ha hatsasayi hit este na babao gi UOG.Gi fino' Audre Lorde, ti prinitehi yu' ni taisangan-hu. Siempre ti prinitehi hao lokkue'.Estague iyo-na Live Blog ginen i Forum gi painge.*******************5:50 – Excited to see Mary…
  • Russell Means

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Russell Means visited Guam in 2000 to work in solidarity with the group Nasion Chamoru in their fight for Guam's independence. On the website for Nasion Chamoru is features a thank you to Russell Means for his visit and inspiring people with his message. The section thanking Means features this quote about him:"The L.A. Times has described him as the most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Russell Means is a natural leader. His fearless dedication and indestructible sense of pride are qualities admired by nations worldwide. His vision is for indigenous people to be…
  • ChaNoWriMo Interview

    15 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    At the start of the month I was interviewed by the Marianas Variety on the topic of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. I have participated in this since 2012 and it is the highlight of the later part of the year for  me. The goal is to make it to 50,000 words from November 1st to November 30th. I've done it for the past two years, and I'm struggling to make it this time as well. I lost several days due to curriculum writing (I've already written about 50,000 words in terms of curriculum writing this month). I'm supposed to be at 25,000 words by now, but I'm only at 22,000. I will…
  • GPSA Coming Soon

    13 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    I've been so busy this week with writing Chamorro language curriculum for the I Ma'adahen Fino' Chamorro that I haven't been able to post much or even complete my Guam Political Sign Awards. I wrote up most of the winners in my Marianas Variety column last week, but haven't been able to get the full text together and edit the images of the winning signs. I promise to get to this either over the weekend or next week.ChaNoWriMo hasn't been helping with this much either.
  • MHC3 CFP

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd Marianas History ConferenceOne Archipelago, Many Stories: Milestones in Marianas HistoryDates: September 4-6, 2015 Location: Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Venue TBAThe Northern Marianas Humanities Council, University of Guam, Guam Preservation Trust, and Guampedia are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 3rd Marianas History Conference. It will be held on Saipan from September 4-6, 2015 with a welcoming reception on the evening of September 4th.The conference will cover a full range of topics associated with the Archipelago’s history…
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