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                                                               The Newport                                                VOL. 107 NO. 2 JANUARY 12, 2007




                                                         SERVING COMMANDS AND ACTIVITIES, NEWPORT, R.I.




                                                                                                                                          Ron Fontaine/U.S. Navy photo
                                                              SEAVIEW ON A ROLL AGAIN — The Wednesday Night Bowling League at Naval Station
                                                              Newport tries out the new Seaview Lanes Bowling Center in Building 656 last Wednes-
                                                              day night after a $800,000 renovation that began last October. The grand opening of the
                                                              Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department facility was yesterday noon. Story Pages
                                                              10-11.                                                     (Inset photo, Kelly Conner/MWR publicist)




                               ‘Mustangs’                                    Tribute set                                              RP1 earns
                               in the corral                                 for Dr. King                                             recognition

                                  The first class of                            Retired Capt. Hill will                                  Senior Religious Pro-
                               LDO/CWO School, alias                         speak at NAVSTA’s                                        gram Specialist of the
                               ‘Mustang    University,                       observance of Dr. Mar-                                   Year returns from duty
                               relocates from Pen-                           tin Luther King Jr.’s                                    as an IA in Afghanistan
                               sacola to Naval Station                       birthday next week.                                      for duties at the Chap-
                               Newport.                                                                                               lains School.
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                                                                                                                                                          NAVSTA speaker
                                                  LDO/CWO School arrives,
                                                                                                                                                           to comment on
                                                  first impact of BRAC ‘05
                                                  By LT. RICHARD KNIGHT                            cent (to 2,800 per year), with an average of
                                                                                                   about 680 students onboard annually.
                                                                                                                                                          Dr. King’s legacy
                                                  Administrative Officer, OTCN
                                                                                                     The co-location and reduction of                By BOB KREKORIAN                                   Republic of the Philippines.
                                                     The first of three schools previously part    OTCN/OTCP staff and resources associated          NAVSTA Public Affairs Staff                        Her 31 years of active military
                                                  of Officer Training Command-Pensacola            with the BRAC merger is estimated to save                                                            service also included duty
                                                  (OTCP) arrived last Monday at Officer Train-     the Navy about $10 million over 20 years.            Retired Capt. Shirley A. Hill,                  aboard the hospital ship USS
                                                  ing Command Newport (OTCN) in King Hall            Capt. Jim Pillsbury, Commanding Officer         a past president of the Navy                       Repose, off the coast of Viet-
                                                  as a result of realignments directed by the      of OTCN, said, “One way of looking at the         League of Newport County, is                       nam. In 1984, she reported to
                                                  Base Realignment and Closure Commission          BRAC merger is that officer training is com-      the scheduled guest speaker at                     the Naval Hospital Newport
                                                  (BRAC) in 2005.                                                                                    Naval Station (NAVSTA) New-                        serving as Director, Nursing
                                                     OTCN is now the                                                                                 port’s observance of Martin                        Service until her retirement
                                                  location of the                                                                                    Luther King Jr. Day on Wednes-                     KING, Page 17
                                                  Navy’s       Limited                                                                               day, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. in the
                                                  Duty          Officer                                                                              Building 690 Atrium.
                                                  (LDO)/Chief War-                                                                                      The observance will be open
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Marines recruit
                                                  rant Officer (CWO)                                                                                 to military and civilian                            for holiday run
                                                  School. Thirty-five                                                                                employees of NAVSTA New-
                                                  students          are                                                                              port and tenant commands.                             The Marine Corps Detach-
                                                  enrolled in New-                                                                                      The observance celebrates                       ment is recruiting participants
                                                  port’s first course,                                                                               the life and legacy of Dr. King.                   for an 8-mile Torch Run from
                                                  which is five weeks                                                                                The theme for the 2007 obser-                      Portsmouth to Newport as part
                                                  long and officially                                                                                vance is Change: Women, Com-                       of the Dr. Martin Luther King
                                                  began Jan. 8.                                                                                      munity and the Movement.                           birthday observance on Mon-
                                                     The curriculum                                                                                     The program includes a                          day, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m.
                                                  consists of studies                                                                                video of Dr. King delivering his                      The run, under State Police
                                                  focusing in Military                                                                               “I Have A Dream” speech for                        escort, will begin at the First
                                                  Orientation, Divi-                                                                                 equality at the Lincoln Memo-                      Rhode Island Regiment Monu-
                                                  sion          Officer                                                                              rial in 1963. Chaplain (Cmdr.)                     ment in Portsmouth and will
                                                  Responsibilities,                                                                                  Mitchell Schranz, Chapel of                        end at the Cranston-Calvert
                                                  Naval Warfare, Mili-                                                                               Hope, will provide the invoca-                     School in Newport. It is part of
                                                  tary Law, Naval                                                                                    tion and benediction.                              day-long Newport County
                                                  Administration,                                                                                       A heritage lunch, southern                      Martin Luther King Celebra-
                                                  and Division Offi-                                                                                 style, will be on the menu at                      tion Committee events, coor-
                                                                                                                      Ron Fontaine/U.S. Navy photo                                                      dinated by Newport County
                                                  cer      Leadership UNIFORM ISSUE — Brady Fee, left, of the Navy Exchange Uni-                     Ney Hall following the obser-
                                                  Training.                                                                                          vance.                                             Branch NAACP.
                                                                         form Shop, issues a jacket to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike                     Capt. Hill graduated the                           Dr. King would have been 78
                                                     The LDO/CWO
                                                  course is the first of
                                                                         Chonis, one of the first 35 students in the CWO/LDO School                  Boston University School of                        this year.
                                                  three that will move that reported from disestablished Officer Training Command-                   Nursing and was commis-                               MARDET invites all who are
                                                  from Pensacola to Pensacola to Newport last Monday. The students are berthed                       sioned in 1964 under the Navy                      interested in participating to
                                                  Newport over the in King Hall.                                                                     Enlisted Nursing Education                         meet at their building on 144
                                                  next eight months.                                                                                 Program.                                           Taylor Drive at Katy Field.
                                                  The Direct Commissioning Officer (DCO) ing home. Officers have begun their Navy                       Her ashore duty included                           There will be a free shuttle to
                                                  School is scheduled to begin Jan. 16, with journey at Newport since the founding of                assignments at numerous                            the event leaving at 8:30 a.m.
                                                  the final phase of the BRAC merger conclud- OCS and OIS in the 1950s.                              state side Naval Hospitals. She                    The committee will distribute
                                                  ing on Aug. 18 when Officer Candidate           “Once the Pensacola schools rejoin                 was Director, Nursing Service,                     free t-shirts to the runners at
                                                  School (OCS) returns to Newport, after OTCN, 2,800 new naval officers will gradu-                  at Naval Hospital, Subic Bay,                      the start.
                                                  operating for nearly 13 years in Pensacola. ate from Newport each year. This number
                                                  OCS originally was in Newport from 1951 to represents more than three-quarters of the
                                                  1994.                                         total number of officers that join the fleet
                                                     This past week was basically in-process- annually.
      Newport Navalog, Friday, January 12, 2007




                                                  ing for the first students, with medical        Co-locating the Navy’s various officer                                               Capt. Todd W. Malloy
                                                                                                                                                                             Commanding Officer, Naval Station Newport
                                                  exams, uniform issuance, settling of travel accession programs at Newport not only
                                                  claims, and briefings from the commanding results in a significant reduction in operat-                      Lisa Rama                     Bob Krekorian                   Greg Kohlweiss
                                                                                                                                                       NAVSTA Public Affairs Officer     NAVSTA Public Affairs Staff     NAVSTA Public Affairs Staff
                                                  officer OTCN. Basic 3rd Class swim qualifi- ing costs, but also allows a far greater degree
                                                                                                                                                                     Ron Fontaine                                  Richard Alexander
                                                  cations were held Thursday.                   of standardization between the various offi-                                                                           NAVALOG Editor
                                                                                                                                                               NAVSTA Public Affairs Staff
                                                     OTCN is currently comprised of the Offi- cer programs.”                                             The Newport Navalog is published weekly by Edward A. Sherman Publishing Co., a pri-
                                                  cer Indoctrination School (OIS), and two        BRAC 2005 has resulted in significant               vate firm in no way connected with the U.S. Navy, under exclusive written contract with the
                                                                                                                                                      Naval Station Newport.
                                                  Seaman-to-Admiral 21 (STA-21) schools: the changes throughout the Department of                        The Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs Office of the
                                                  Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selec- Defense. Naval Station Newport will actual-                Naval Station, Newport, R.I. The Newport Navalog reserves the right to edit or correct copy
                                                                                                                                                      to comply with its policies. This publication receives dispatches from the American Forces
                                                  tion and Training (BOOST) and the Naval ly gain personnel and commands once all of                  Press Service (AFPS).
                                                  Science Institute (NSI).                      the moves are completed by the deadline in               The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does
                                                                                                                                                      not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense or Edward A. Sherman Publish-
                                                     The Fire Fighting School, Damage Control 2011.                                                   ing Co. of the products or services advertised.
                                                  Trainer, and Combat Training Pool staffs        Aside from the gain of students and cours-             Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or
                                                  report to OTCN as well. Upon completion, es that OTCN will be acquiring, additional                 patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status,
                                                                                                                                                      physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or
                                                  this merger is projected to increase OTCN personnel will be arriving as a result of con-            patron. if a violation or rejection of the equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is con-
                                                  annual student throughput by over 200 per- solidations.                                             firmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is
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         The Homefront                                                                                         Veterans reminded
          With this Iraq war, we learn                                                                         of pension benefit
                                                                                                               By Department of Veterans Affairs   limit for a VA pension may still

          to tolerate the ambiguous                                                                               WASHINGTON (NNS) — The
                                                                                                               Department of Veterans Affairs
                                                                                                                                                   be eligible for the special
                                                                                                                                                   monthly Aid and Attendance
                                                                                                                                                   benefit if they have large med-
                                                                                                               (VA) is reaching out to inform      ical expenses, including nurs-
         Liam thought the Cold War was happening in
                                                                                                               wartime veterans and surviv-        ing home expenses, for which
      Siberia or Alaska.
                                                                                                               ing spouses of deceased             they do not receive reimburse-
         JB believed that Ronald Reagan was Ronald
                                                                                                               wartime veterans about an           ment. To qualify, claimants
      McDonald’s brother, and that made Reagan
      more impressive.
                                                                                  Jacey Eckhart                under-used, special monthly         must be incapable of self sup-
                                                                                                               pension benefit called Aid and      port and in need of regular
         Ashley believed that Abraham Lincoln had a
                                                                                                               Attendance.                         personal assistance.
      tail, because every time they flipped a coin,
                                                                                                                  “Veterans have earned this         The basic criteria for the Aid
      someone would call, “heads or tails?” If Lin-
                                                              I was about 3, so I thought that they were       benefit by their service to our     and      Attendance      benefit
      coln’s head was on one side, surely the picture
                                                            going to lock Nixon up in a giant peach, and I     nation,” said Secretary of Vet-     includes the inability to feed
      on the other side was his tail.
                                                            got very upset. I had heard about Peter-Peter      erans Affairs, Jim Nicholson.       oneself, to dress and undress
         These people aren’t certifiable. Instead, they
                                                            Pumpkin Eater’s wife, and I didn’t think locking   “We want to ensure that every       without assistance, or to take
      are folks from different countries who posted
                                                            people up in vegetables was nice.”                 veteran or surviving spouse         care of one’s own bodily needs.
      their stories on www.Iusedtobelieve.com It’s
                                                              That sounded all too familiar. Except, I         who qualifies has the chance        People who are bedridden or
      the repository for all those funny and bizarre
                                                            remember thinking that people were going to        to apply.”                          need help to adjust special
      errors in thinking that you had as a child. It’s a
                                                            throw rotten peaches at Nixon. I was disap-           Although this is not a new       prosthetic or orthopedic
      place for all those answers you, and you alone,
                                                            pointed when he got on that helicopter and not     program, not everyone is            devices may also be eligible, as
      believed.
                                                            one peach was thrown.                              aware of his or her potential       well as those who have a phys-
         While there are plenty of used-to-believes on
                                                              Lately, I’ve been wondering if the Web site      eligibility. The Aid and Atten-     ical or mental injury or illness
      the site about God and food and bodily func-
                                                            would accept some of the things I used to          dance pension benefit may be        that requires regular assistance
      tions, errors in thinking about politics were
                                                            believe — not as a child but as an adult.          available to wartime veterans       to protect them from hazards
      especially common.
                                                              I might post that I used to believe that the     and surviving spouses who           or dangers in their daily envi-
         One woman wrote, “I was very little when
                                                            good guys would always win the war. Or at least    have in-home care or who live       ronment.
      President Nixon’s Watergate scandal happened.
                                                            the guys with the biggest army would win a war.    in nursing-homes or assisted-         For a wartime veteran or sur-
      My father sat me in front of the television and
                                                            That’s how it worked in Risk.                      living facilities.                  viving spouse to qualify for this
      said, ‘Darling, this is history; you need to watch.
                                                              I used to believe wars ended on a single day        Many elderly veterans and        special
      Our president has been very bad, and he’s going
                                                            HOMEFRONT, Page 17                                 surviving spouses whose             monthly pension, the veteran
      to get impeached.’
                                                                                                               incomes are above the con-          must have served at least 90
                                                                                                               gressionally mandated legal
      USCG welcomes Navy enlisted                                                                                                                  VETERANS, Page 17

        The U.S. Coast Guard is          specific background in aircraft    Controlman 2nd and 3rd class;
      recruiting skilled and qualified   communication, navigation,         Gunner’s Mate, 1st and 2nd
      prior enlisted Navy personnel      and      electrical   systems;     Class; and Information Sys-
      to fill vacancies in specific      Boatswain’s Mate, 2nd Class;       tems Technician, 2nd and 3rd
      rates, according to an All Coast   Damage Controlman, 1st             Class.
      Guard Message 061453Z last         Class, with chemical, biologi-
      month from the Commandant,         cal, radiological (CBR) experi-      According to the message,
      U.S. Coast Guard in Washing-       ence.                              bringing Navy petty officers
      ton.                                 Other rates include: Electri-    directly into the Coast Guard
        Based on changes to the          cian’s Mate, 1st and 2nd Class;    will have a minimal impact on
      open rate list (ORL), the Coast    Electronics Technician, 1st        advancements.
      Guard’s workforce and recruit-     Class, with MK92 Fire Control
      ing planning tool, the follow-     System or MK15 Close In              Enlistments in ratings other
      ing rates are being recruited:     Weapons Systems (CIWS)             than those listed above may be
      Aviation Electronics Techni-       experience; Electronics Tech-      approved on a case by case
      cian 2nd and 3rd Class, with       nician, 2nd and 3rd Class; Fire    basis.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Newport Navalog, Friday, January 12, 2007




      Lecture to focus on new warfare
         Max Boot, senior fellow in national security       and abroad.
      studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in          He has lectured at many military institutions,
      New York, will speak at the Admiral Raymond A.        including the Army and Naval War Colleges, the
      Spruance Lecture series at the Naval War Col-         John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, the
      lege on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m.                Army Command and General Staff College,
         Boot, a weekly foreign affairs columnist for       Marine Corps University, West Point and the
      the Los Angeles Times, will speak on “Revolu-         Naval Academy.
      tions in Military Affairs and the War on Terror-        Before joining the council in 2002, Boot was a
      ism.”                                                 writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal and
         His newest book, War Made New: Technology,         the Christian Science Monitor.
      Warfare and the Course of History, 1500 to              Those who do not have access to Naval Sta-
      Today, has been hailed as a “classic that must be     tion Newport must make reservations for
      savored.”                                             access by calling 841-1068 or email eveninglec-
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         Boot is a frequent speaker and guest on radio      ture@nwc.navy.mil and provide your name,
      and television news programs, both at home            telephone number and members of your party.
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                                                    Bravo zulu

                                                                                                                                                   LPO for chaplains
                                                                                                                                                   earns recognition
                                                                                                                                                   Religious Program Specialist      Petty Officer Zielinski is the
                                                                                                                                                   1st Class (SW) Mildred Zielins- Leading Petty Officer at the
                                                                                                                                                   ki of the Naval Chap-                   Naval        Chaplains
                                                                                                                                                   lains School has been                   School.      Her past
                                                                                                                                                   selected a Senior Reli-                 assignments include
                                                                                                                                                   gious Program Spe-                      tours of duty in Yoko-
                                                                                                                                                   cialist of the Year in                  suka, Japan, aboard
                                                                                                                                                   the Senior Opera-                       the USS Emory S.
                                                                                                                                                   tional category, the                    Land, and an Individ-
                                                                                                                                                   Chief of Naval Oper-                    ual Augmentee tour
                                                                                                                                                   ations           office                 to Afghanistan from
                                                                                                                                                   announced            in                 November 2005 to
                                                                                                                                                   December.                               August 2006.
                                                                                                                                                      RPs were singled                        Upon her return
                                                                                                                                                   out Navy-wide in four RP1 Zielinski from          Afghanistan,
                                                                                                                                                   categories: Senior and                  Zielinski assumed her
                                                                                                                                                   Junior Operational, and Senior responsibilities as LPO, com-
                                                                                                                                                   and Junior Shore commands.      mand fitness leader, and com-
                                                                                                              NC1 Derrick Randle/U.S. Navy photo
                                                  Capt. Timothy Davison, right, acting Commander, Navy Warfare Development Com-                       “The competition at that mand career counselor of the
                                                                                                                                                   level was extremely competi- Chaplains School. As LPO she
                                                  mand, and Lt. Marissa Pernisi, flag aide, NWDC, present a check for $1,000 to Capt.
                                                                                                                                                   tive and all participants are is responsible for managing
                                                  Todd Malloy, Commanding Officer, Naval Station Newport, from proceeds of a week-                 commended for their profes- seven subordinate RPs in their
                                                  long pizza and bake sale fundraiser at NWDC for the NAVSTA Caring and Sharing Pro-               sional achievements, Rear roles of operational support
                                                  gram last month. The program provides food for needy military families at Thanksgiv-             Adm. Robert F. Burt, Chief of
                                                  ing and Christmas.                                                                                                               ZIELINSKI, Page 17
                                                                                                                                                   Chaplains, said.
      Newport Navalog, Friday, January 12, 2007
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        Special events
      Marines to join
      eight-mile run
         The Marine Corps Detach-
      ment (MARDET) is organizing
      participation in an eight-mile
      Torch Run from Portsmouth to
      Newport in conjunction with
      the Newport County Martin
      Luther King Celebration Com-
      mittee’s annual program.
         The run will be Jan. 15 at 9
      a.m. from the 1st Rhode Island
      Regiment Monument at Patri-
      ots Park in Portsmouth to
      Cranston-Calvert       School,
      Newport.
         MARDET invites all who are
      interested in participating to
      meet at their building at 144
      Taylor Drive. There will be a
      free shuttle to the event leav-
      ing at 8:30 a.m.

      NAVSTA to mark
      King’s birthday
        Retired Capt. Shirley A. Hill,
      past president of the Navy
      League of Newport County,
      will speak at Naval Station
      (NAVSTA) Newport’s obser-
      vance of Dr. Martin Luther
      King Jr. Day on Jan. 17 at 10
      a.m. in the Building 690 atri-
      um. The observance will be
      open to military and civilian
      employees of NAVSTA New-
      port and tenant commands.
        The observance celebrates
      the life and legacy of the civil
      rights leader, and the theme
      for the 2007 observance is
      Change: Women, Community,
      and the Movement.
        The program includes a
      video of Dr. King’s “I Have a
      Dream” speech.

      Comics on Duty
      due at NAVSTA
        The Comics on Duty World
      Tour will stop at Naval Station
      Newport on Jan. 18 for a free
      show open to all hands at Gym
                                                    Newport Navalog, Friday, January 12, 2007




      109, The Morale, Welfare and
      Recreation Department has
      announced.
        As an added attraction an a
      la carte lobster dinner, usually
      a Thursday night special at the
      Officers’ Club Topside, will be
      available from 5 to 7 p.m.
        The laughter begins at 7
      p.m., and the event is not rec-
      ommended for children under
      age 16.
        With or without lobster,
      reservations are strongly rec-
      ommended. Call 841-4821 or
      846-7987.
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        The Comics on Duty World
      Tour is sponsored by AT&T.
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                                                    Announcements
                                                  Gate openings revised
                                                    Because of the ongoing problems with the gate security guard
                                                  contract, the following measures will be implemented until the
                                                  contract guards are in place at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport
                                                  to mitigate the manning shortfall, Capt. Todd Malloy, Com-
                                                  manding Officer, has announced.
                                                    — Gates 2 and 4 will remain closed until the contract imple-
                                                  mentation date, to be determined.
                                                    — NAVSTA will continue to use 24 Auxiliary Security Force
                                                  personnel from the tenant commands
                                                    — NAVSTA gates will operate the following hours:
                                                    Gate 1, open seven days a week, 24 hours a day
                                                    Gate 2, closed
                                                    Gate 4, closed
                                                    Gate 7 (Naval Health Clinic New England, Naval Ambulatory
                                                  Care Center, Newport), Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat-
                                                  urday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and on Navy Reserve drill Sundays)
                                                    Gate 10, Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                                                    Gate 11, Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends and hol-
                                                  idays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                                    Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, gate hours
                                                  remain unchanged.

                                                  Navy Choristers seek
                                                  new voices for spring
                                                     The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn
                                                  Loewenthal, are currently seeking new members in all voice
                                                  rangers for the 2007 spring musical season.
                                                     The Choristers perform concerts throughout the year to ben-
                                                  efit local charitable organizations. Since its founding in 1953,
                                                  the Choristers have raised over $350,000 in donations.
                                                     Two concerts are planned for the spring season – one in March
                                                  and one in May to celebrate Armed Forces Day.
                                                     Membership is open to all active duty, reserve, and retired mil-
                                                  itary personnel, civilian employees of local military commands
                                                  and family members age 16 and older. There are no auditions
                                                  for the main chorus, and you do not have to be able to read
                                                  music to join. Experience, while helpful, is not necessary.
                                                     The Choristers meet Tuesday evenings at 6:15 in the Quinn
                                                  Lecture Room at the Naval War College. The first rehearsal for
                                                  the spring season was Jan. 2, but new members will be accepted
                                                  until Jan. 16.
                                                     For further information, call group chairman, Steve Larson,
                                                  847-4256, or JoAnn Loewenthal, at 849-4823.
                                                     For more information about the Choristers, visit www.new-
                                                  portnavychoristers.com

                                                  Thrift Shop reopens for business
                                                    The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop has
                                                  reopened. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Newport Navalog, Friday, January 12, 2007
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        What’s going on
      Marines solicit                   Luther King Celebration Com-           boats and powerboats, marine prod-       Newport. Open daily Sunday                Memorial Boulevard, Newport, 4 to
                                        mittee, for participating.             ucts and services. Show times are        through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30         4:45 p.m. Military volunteers wel-
      torch runners                       Naval Station Newport will           today, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10
                                                                               a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                        p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9:30
                                                                                                                        a.m. to 11 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                  come.
                                                                                                                                                                             MONDAY, Jan. 15
                                        observe Dr. King’s birthday
      for Dr. King Day                  with a commemorative pro-
                                                                               to 6 p.m. Tickets half price ($6) for
                                                                               military with ID. Call 846-1115 for
                                                                                                                           • USS Saratoga Museum and Store
                                                                                                                        open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday
                                                                                                                                                                     • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 8-mile
                                                                                                                                                                  Torch Run, R.I. First Regiment Mon-
        The Marine Corps Detach-        gram Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 10         more information.                        through Saturday, 6854 Post Road,         ument at Patriots Park, Portsmouth;
      ment is organizing runners to     a.m. in the Building 690, Atri-           • Jewish Shabbat service, 5:30        North Kingstown. Display of models,       to Cranston-Calvert School in New-
                                        um.                                    p.m., Naval Chaplains School, Korn       paintings, photos, uniforms and           port, 9 a.m.
      participate an 8-mile run from                                           Worship Room. For further informa-       ship memorabilia.                            • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
      the R.I. First Regiment Monu-       Retired Capt. Shirley A. Hill,
                                                                               tion, contact Chaplain (Cmdr.)              • Soup Kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Dr. Mar-    (federal holiday).
      ment at Patriots Park in          past president of the Navy             Mitch Schranz, Chapel of Hope, 841-      tin Luther King Jr. Center, Dr. Marcus       • Newport Public Library Book-
      Portsmouth to Cranston-           League of Newport County will          2234. Services are every other Friday.   Wheatland Boulevard, Newport; Sal-        mobile visits Fort Adams, 3:25 to 3:55
      Calvert School in Newport on      be the guest speaker.                     • A Winter’s Evening of Chamber       vation Army, Memorial Boulevard, 5        p.m. For more information, call 847-
      Mo n d a y,                         The 2007 theme is Change:            Music, Edward King House. Baritone       to 5:45 p.m.                              8720, extension 115.
                                        Women, Community, and the              Aaron Engebreth joins members of                   SATURDAY, Jan. 13                  • Soup Kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Dr. Mar-
      Jan. 15, at 9                                                            Newport Baroque Orchestra for an            • Russian Submarine Museum             tin Luther King Jr. Center, Dr. Marcus
      a.m.,       in                    Movement and the program
                                                                               evening of arias on period instru-       Juliett open to visitors, 10 a.m. to 5    Wheatland Boulevard, Newport;
      observance                        will include a reading of the “I
                                                                               ments. Call 855-0687 or visit            p.m., 484 Collier Point Park, Provi-      11:30 a.m., St. Joseph’s Church,
      of Dr. Mar-                       Have a Dream Speech.”                  www.newportbaroque.org                   dence. For more information, visit        Broadway, Newport.
      tin Luther                          A heritage lunch will be pro-           • “Urban America” exhibit contin-     www.saratogamuseum.org            Also,
      King      Jr.’s                   vided at Ney Hall Galley fol-          ues through Feb. 25, Rhode Island        Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.                            TUESDAY, Jan. 16
      birthday.                         lowing the event.                      School of Design (RISD) Museum,             • Soup Kitchen, 4:30 p.m., Com-           • Soup Kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Dr. Mar-
                                          All tenant commands and              224 Benefit Street, Providence. For      munity Baptist Church, Dr. Marcus         tin Luther King Jr. Center, Dr. Marcus
        MARDET                                                                 more information, visit www.risd-        Wheatland Boulevard, Newport.             Wheatland Boulevard, Newport.
      will provide                      civilians are encouraged and
                                                                               museum.org                                                                            • Providence Bruins T-Shirt Night,
      shuttle ser-                      welcome to attend.                        • Soup Kitchen, 8:30 a.m., Dr. Mar-              SUNDAY, Jan. 14                Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence,
      vice to the                                                              tin Luther King Jr. Center, Marcus          • Chapel of Hope worship ser-          7:05 p.m., free t-shirts for first 4,000
                         Dr. King                  TODAY, Jan. 12              Wheatland Boulevard, Newport.            vices:                                    fans.
      event leav-                         • Navy Exchange “Cutest Baby            • Newport Playhouse and Cabaret          — Protestant service, 8 and 10:30               WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17
      ing     their                     Contest,” for newborns to age 2,       Restaurant production, Weekend           a.m.                                         • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
      building at 144 Taylor Drive,     bring photos to baby department,       Comedy, continues through Feb. 25,          — Catholic mass, 9 a.m.                observance, Naval Station Newport
      Katy Field, at 8:30 a.m.          win baby gift basket. Contest ends     Connell Highway, Newport. Visit             • Morning Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Nor-      Command Headquarters, Building
        Runners will receive a com-     Jan. 15.                               www.newportplayhouse.com                 man Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach       690 Atrium, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. Retired
                                          • 14th Providence Boat Show,            • Sovereign Bank Family Skating       Road, Middletown. Free. Call 846-         Capt. Shirley A. Hill, past president
      memorative t-shirt, from the      Dunkin’ Donuts Center and R.I.
      Newport        County    Martin                                          Center open through March 31,            2577 for more information.                of the Navy League of Newport
                                        Convention Center, Providence, sail-   Newport Yachting Center, downtown           • Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army,        County will speaker.




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                                                    Fleet and Family Support Center

                                                  You can learn to manage anger
                                                     Learn to control your anger      find. Call 841-2283 to register.     tary installation before. For
                                                  at Anger Management classes.           Work on those relationships       additional information or to
                                                  The second session of our five-     — The Relationship Enhance-          register, call the FFSC, 841-
                                                  week workshop at the FFSC,          ment workshop will be held at        2283.
                                                  will be held Jan. 18, 25 and Feb.   the FFSC on Jan. 20, from 9             Resolve your conflicts — A
                                                  1 and 8, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.     a.m. to 4 p.m.                       workshop, Conflict Resolution,
                                                       Anger is a powerful emo-           FFSC counselors are offer-       is scheduled for Jan. 24 from 2
                                                  tion. If not controlled, it can     ing this one-day workshop for        to 3:30 p.m., at the FFSC. The
                                                  be destructive. Come to this        couples who want to learn            workshop is designed to help
                                                  workshop and learn some             more about the ground rules          individuals increase their abil-
                                                  ways to manage your anger,          for loving and fighting; and         ity to identify sources of con-
                                                  and change your life for the        how to promote intimacy in           flict in their environment and
                                                  better.                             their relationship. This is a        possible responses to solving
                                                     Call 841-2283 to register.       condensed version of a six-          those conflicts.
                                                     Know your credit report — A      week course usually offered.            For additional information
                                                  representative from the Navy        Registration is required and         or to register, call 841-2283.
                                                  Federal Credit Union will be at     may be made by calling 841-             Sexual Assault Victim Inter-
                                                  the FFSC on Tuesday, Jan. 16,       2283.                                vention (SAVI) Advocate
                                                  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., to discuss       Help for spouses with mili-       Training — The SAVI program
                                                  information on credit reports.      tary life — Spouse Orientation       is looking for dedicated Sailors
                                                     Credit reports are used not      to Military Life will offer infor-   and installation personnel,
                                                  only by banks, loan compa-          mation for new spouses on the        male and female, who are
                                                  nies, and credit card compa-        military lifestyle, benefits and     committed to sexual assault
                                                  nies, but also by rental proper-    services available to them, and      prevention and response.
                                                  ty agencies, potential employ-      tools to assist them in main-           Victims Advocates will com-
                                                  ers, and can be part of a job       taining a state of preparation       plete a prescreening process
                                                  security clearance process.         for deployment or other mili-        and sign a volunteer agree-
                                                  Bring a copy of your credit         tary-related separation.             ment.
                                                  report,        available       at      This program, scheduled for          Victim Advocate Training is
                                                  www.annualcreditreport.com,         Tuesday, Jan. 23, 9:30 to 10:30      held at the FFSC and is sched-
                                                  to the class and find out how to    a.m., is offered for all new         uled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 9 a.m.
                                                  read the report, understand it,     spouses or those spouses who         to 2:30 p.m.
                                                  and correct any errors you may      have never lived near a mili-           Call the FFSC 841-2283.




                                                  HELPFUL VIDEOS – Fleet and Family Support Center videos are offered twice a day at
                                                  9 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week over Newport Naval Cable Television channel 13.
                                                  The specialized videos are designed to help military members and their families with
                                                  the frequent challenges and problems of daily life.
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         Naval Legal Service Office

      IRA gifts to charities eased
      By LT. DAVID SHULL                     (SEP) plans are not eligible.       of more than $500 for any sin-
      Naval Legal Service Office,               To qualify, the funds must be    gle item, regardless of its con-
      North Central Branch Office, Newport   contributed directly by the IRA     dition, if the taxpayer includes
                                             trustee to the eligible charity.    a qualified appraisal of the
         Individuals and businesses          Amounts so transferred are not      item with the return. House-
      making contributions to chari-         taxable and no deduction is         hold items include furniture,
      ty should keep in mind several         available for the amount given      furnishings, electronics, appli-
      important tax law changes              to the charity. Not all charities   ances and linens.
      made last summer by the Pen-           are eligible under this provi-         3. Guidelines for monetary
      sion Protection Act. The new           sion.                               donations — To deduct any
      law offers older owners of Indi-          For example, donor-advised       charitable donation of money,
      vidual Retirement Accounts a           funds and supporting organi-        a taxpayer must have a bank
      new way to give to charity. It         zations are not eligible recipi-    record or a written communi-
      also includes rules designed to        ents. Transferred amounts are       cation from the charity show-
      provide both taxpayers and the         counted       in    determining     ing the name of the charity and
      government greater certainty           whether the owner has met the       the date and amount of the
      in determining what may be             IRA’s required minimum distri-      contribution.
      deducted as a charitable con-          bution rules. Where individu-          A bank record includes can-
      tribution.                             als have made nondeductible         celed checks, bank or credit
         Some of these changes               contributions to their tradi-       union statements and credit
      include the following:                 tional IRAs, a special rule         card statements. Bank or cred-
         1. New tax break for IRA            treats transferred amounts as       it union statements should
      owners — An IRA owner, age             coming first from taxable           show the name of the charity
      70½ or over, can directly trans-       funds, instead of proportion-       and the date and amount paid.
      fer tax-free, up to $100,000 per       ately from taxable and nontax-      Credit card statements should
      year to an eligible charitable         able funds, as would be the         show the name of the charity
      organization. This option is           case with regular distributions.    and the transaction posting
      available in tax years 2006 and           2. Rules for clothing and        date.
      2007. Eligible IRA owners can          household items — To be                Donations of money include
      take advantage of this provi-          deductible, clothing and            those made in cash or by
      sion, regardless of whether            household items donated to          check, electronic funds trans-
      they itemize their deductions.         charity after Aug. 17, 2006,        fer, credit card, and payroll
      Distributions from employer-           must be in good used condi-         deduction. For payroll deduc-
      sponsored retirement plans,            tion or better. However, a tax-     tions, the taxpayer should
      including simple IRAs and              payer may claim a deduction         retain a Form W-2.
      simplified employee pension




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                                                        Bowling
                                                        is back!                                                                                             A NEON Seaview Lanes sign
                                                                                                                                                             shines from behind the reg-
                                                                                                                                                             istration desk and bar ser-
                                                                                                                                                             vice counter.




                                                                                                                      ABOVE: The newly renovated Seaview Lanes Bowling
                                                                                                                      Center, illuminated here for Xtreme Bowling, opened
                                                                                                                      yesterday noon in Building 656. It closed in October.


                                                                                                                      Seaview Lanes transformed
                                                                                                                      into sight, sound experience
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                                                                                                                      By RICHARD ALEXANDER                      Brian Tonski, Recreation Center
                                                                                                                      Navalog editor                          manager, said the 24 former
                                                                                                                                                              Brunswick lanes and equipment
                                                                                                                             he tenpins are falling again     was torn out, and replaced with
                                                                                                                      T      at the Seaview Lanes Bowling
                                                                                                                             Center in Building 656, Naval
                                                                                                                                                              QubicaAMF furnishings and
                                                                                                                                                              equipment for 12 lanes.
                                                                                                                                                                The new center features new
                                                                                                                      Station Newport, and bowlers
                                                                                                                      can’t believe the transformation.       pinsetters and lanes, approaches
                                                                                                                        The Morale, Welfare and Recre-        and soft lounge chairs in the scor-
                                                                                                                      ation (MWR) Department held a           ing area; state-of-the art electronic
                                                                                                                      grand reopening for the lanes on        overhead scoring from touch
                                                                                                                      Whipple Street yesterday noon,          screen terminals; bumper bowling
                                                  SIMPLE TO THE TOUCH — Annie Tobin of the Liberty Center tries out   with free bowling and giveaways         for kids; and a video arcade with
                                                  the new touch screen scoring terminal in the pit area.              until 6 p.m. The first ball ceremo-     pool tables and soft dart boards.
                                                                                                                      ny, signifying the opening at the         A Pro Shop is stocked with balls,
      10




                                                                                                                      facility, included Capt. Todd Mal-      bags, gloves, t-shirts and other
                                                                                                                      loy, Commanding Officer, NAVS-          bowling accessories. A bar service
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                                                                                              Seaview
                                                                                              Continued from Page 10

                                                                                              features a 50-inch flat screen TV overhead, and food service
                                                                                              from the Enlisted Clubs can be taken into a new adjacent din-
                                                                                              ing area.
                                                                                                 A complete sound system was also installed. But the most
                                                                                              dazzling addition
                                                                                              is an “Xtreme
                                                                                              Bowling” experi-
                                                                                              ence for bowling
                                                                                              parties and spe-
                                                                                              cial events. The
                                                                                              overhead house
                                                                                              lights can be
                                                                                              extinguished, and
                                                                                              an audio/visual
                                                                                              mix of flashing
                                                                                              and     oscillating
                                                                                              colored       lights
                                                                                              introduced. There
                                                                                              are running lights
                                                                                              along the length
                                                                                              of the lanes, plus
                                                                                              black lights over-
                                                                                              head to create A BOWLING ball rack holds 10-pin
                                                                                              glow-in-the dark balls weighing from 8 to 16 pounds.
      ABOVE: Building 656 main-
                                                                                              bowling balls, car-
      tenance man Matthew                                                                     peting, tabletops
      Mello cleans dust off the                                                               and bowling shoes.
      lanes before opening day                                                                   Dan Hill of QubicaAMF of Richmond, Va., said the end result
      on Thursday.                                                                            has been fantastic. The company is one of the largest bowling
                                                                                              products companies in the world and manufactures, markets
                                                                                              and distributes a complete line of products for new and existing
      GAMESMANSHIP — David                                                                    bowling and entertainment centers.
      Hunt, standing, and Chris                                                                  “We’re really happy about how it turned out in Newport,” he
      Marks of Newport Music                                                                  said.
      Co. inc. in Portsmouth on                                                                  Tonski said Seav-
                                                                                              iew Lanes were
      Wednesday install video
                                                                                              closed in mid-
      game machines in the                                                                    October and a
      arcade section of the bowl-                                                             seven-man crew
      ing center.                                                                             from MWR Main-
                                                                                              tenance,        Mid-
                                                                                              Atlantic, went to
              Ron Fontaine                                                                    work. The project
            U.S. Navy photos                                                                  was funded by
       Kelly Conner/MWR photos                                                                regional        non-
                                                                                              appropriated
                                                                                              funds, and cost
                                                                                              about $800,000,
                                                                                              said Bob Woodruff,
                                                                                              MWR Director for
                                                                                              NAVSTA Newport.
                                                                                                 The lane fees
                                                                                              beginning today
                                                                                              are $3 per string,
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                                                                                              and     $1.50     for Seaview Lanes Pro Shop is stocked
                                                                                              shoes, available in with balls, shoes, shirts and a variety
                                                                                              children’s through of tenpin bowling paraphernalia.
                                                                                              adult sizes. Bowlers
                                                                                              may bring their
                                                                                              own balls or choose 8 to 16-pound balls in the racks.
                                                                                                 Xtreme Bowling will be offered every Saturday night from 8 to
                                                                                              11 p.m. at $10 per hour or $25 for the night, which includes
                                                                                              shoes.
                                                                                                 The lanes can be reserved for two-hour children’s birthday
                                                                                              parties, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, between 1 and 5 p.m.
                                                                                              Regular or extreme bowling packages may be arranged for $10 to
                                                                                              $15 per child.
                                                                                                 Wednesday and Friday Night Mixed Bowling League are now
                                                                                              active. For more information, call Tonski at 841-2575 or Annie
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                                                                                              Tobin at 841-3054.
      STEVE O’Neal of Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department Maintenance, tiles the
      floor for a video arcade/game room with pool tables, and dining area in Building 656.
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                                                    Naval Station Newport Dining
                                                     Officers' Club                menu is available until 9 p.m.    ery and blue cheese dipping
                                                    Building 95, Phone 841- Monday through Thursday                  sauce. It’s just $2.75!
                                                  4821, 846-7987 or 849-3693)      and until 10 p.m. Friday and
                                                    Today: Lunch begins at 11
                                                                                   Saturday.                          Ney Hall Galley
                                                                                     Thursday: Lobster Night           (Building 292, phone 841-
                                                  a.m. at the Topside Pub with from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Topside
                                                                                                                     4445)
                                                  wait staff service. The pub Pub. One and a quarter-pound
                                                                                                                       All hands welcome.
                                                  menu is available until 10 p.m. select lobsters for a price you
                                                                                                                       Weekdays: breakfast, 6 to
                                                    Tonight: Kick off the week- won’t find anywhere else! Also
                                                                                                                     7:15 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. to
                                                  end at the Topside Pub in the available a la carte are: Buffalo
                                                                                                                     12:30 p.m.; and dinner, 5:15 to
                                                  Officers’ Club, the place to be wings, baked potatoes and
                                                                                                                     6:30 p.m.
                                                  every Friday night with com- side salads to complete your
                                                                                                                       Saturday: breakfast, 6:30 to 8
                                                  plimentary hors d’ oeuvres dining experience!
                                                                                                                     a.m.; lunch 11 a.m. to 12:30
                                                  from 4 to 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                     p.m.; and dinner, 5 to 6:15 p.m.
                                                    Saturday: Topside Pub
                                                  opens at 4 p.m. Full pub menu
                                                                                      Enlisted Clubs                   Sunday: breakfast 8:30 to 10
                                                                                     (Recreation Center, Build-      a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 1
                                                  available until 10 p.m.
                                                                                   ing 656, phone 841-3054)          p.m.; and dinner, 5 to 6:15 p.m.
                                                    Sunday: All-hands Sunday
                                                                                     Hours of operation: The           Call for daily menus and
                                                  breakfast returns on Sunday,
                                                                                   Enlisted Club is open Wednes-     meal charges.
                                                  April 22.
                                                                                   day to Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m.
                                                    Monday-Friday:         Lunch The CPO Club is Wednesday to          Blimpie’s Subs
                                                  begins at 11 a.m., at the Top- Friday, 4 to 11 p.m. Pub menu
                                                  side Pub where you can order is        available    Wednesday          and Salads
                                                  from the menu all day long. through Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.            (Navy Exchange Main Build-
                                                  Lunch service is open to all-      Tonight: Open 4 to 11 p.m.      ing)
                                                  hands from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.     Pub menu is available from 4        Lunch and dinner menu,
                                                     So, march on down to the O’ to 8 p.m.                           dine-in or take out. No home
                                                  Club and order a delicious         Wednesday: “Wild Wings”         delivery.    Open     Monday
                                                  meal when you want it! There Night from 4 to 8 p.m. A bas-         through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to
                                                  are always daily specials avail- ket of chicken wings is avail-    6 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to
                                                  able from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and able three ways, plus fresh cel-   4 p.m.
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         Information, Tickets & Travel
      ITT has your ticket                                  For more information, call the Information,
         Information, Tickets and Travel has discount      Tickets and Travel Office at 841-3116.
      tickets to the following:
          At the Providence Performing Arts Center:        Discounted tickets/travel
         Lord of the Dance on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tick-     Planning on traveling? Check out www.offdu-
      ets are $41.50 each.                                 tytravel.com and www.govarm.com for last
         Sesame Street Live on Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m.       minute travel deals and/or discounted tickets
      Tickets are $19.50 each.                             for military and Department of Defense Civil-
         Sesame Street Live on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. Tickets   ians. For more information, call the ITT Office
      are $19.50 each.                                     at 841-3116.
         Cats on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $46 each.
         The Temptations with R.I. Philharmonic Pops       Movie tickets at discount
      on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 each.             Going to the movies this weekend? Stop by
         Man of La Mancha on March 31 at 2 p.m.            the MWR Information, Tickets and Travel
      Tickets are $29.50 each.                             Office, Building 1121, and pick up some dis-
         At The Ryan Center, University of Rhode           count movie tickets first.
      Island:                                                Tickets cost just $6.75 each and may be used
         Doodlebops on April 13 at 4 p.m. Tickets are      at the SSC Holiday Cinemas in Middletown,
      $27.50 each.                                         Opera House Cinema and Jane Pickens Theater,
         At TD Bank North Garden, Boston Bruins            located in Newport. Tickets are $7.75 each ($2
      tickets are available for:                           savings) for Showcase Cinemas, East Green-
         — Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. vs. Buffalo Sabres            wich.
         — Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. vs. N.Y. Islanders              A Showcase movie pack, which includes two
         — March 3 at 7 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadians        adult admissions, two regular size drinks, and
         — March 31 at 1 p.m. vs. Atlanta Thrashers        one large popcorn, costs $27.
         All Tickets are $72.50 each.                        IMAX tickets, for the Providence Place Mall,
                                                           are $7.50 each ($2 savings).
         Lift tickets for Mt. Wachusett
      in Princeton, Mass., week-
      end/holiday: $42.40 or week-
      day or weeknight: $32.50. Also:
         — Killington at Killington,
      Vt., any day, $58.50; mid-week,
      $50.50
         — Mount Cranmore, any day
      $40; Waterville Valley, any day
      $48; and Loon Mountain, any
      day, $58. All are located in New
      Hampshire.
         — Other lift tickets are avail-
      able to Attitash, Bretton Woods,
      Cannon Mountain, Gunstock,
      King Pine, Pat’s Peak, Ragged
      Mountain and Wildcat. Some
      lift tickets require a 24-hour
      notice. For more information,
      call ITT at 841-3116.

      Get two dinners
      for price of one
         Do you like to eat out and try
      new restaurants? Then the
      2007 Newport County Dinner
      Club book is perfect for you!
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      The books are now available at
      the Information, Tickets and
      Travel Office, Building 1121
      and are priced at just $18.50
      each.
         Over 75 local restaurants par-
      ticipate in the club by provid-
      ing two-for-one dinners to din-
      ner club patrons. Use it once
      and the book pays for itself; use
      it often and accumulate
      tremendous savings. What a
      great excuse to eat out!
         Many local restaurants par-
      ticipate, including Salas’, The
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      Rhumbline, Smokehouse Café,
      Sardella’s Restaurant, Coffee
      Corner and many, many more..
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                                                     Leisure
                                                           Bowling                       Jan. 26 – Texas Hold’ em card     and will take place at the ath-  ing water aerobics, extreme       available five days a week to
                                                      (Building 656, 841-4293)         tournament begins at 7 p.m.,        letic director’s office in Gym   cardio kickboxing and cycling     send and receive email, surf
                                                    Come take a look at the            with prizes for top three finish-   109 Monday to Friday from 9      classes.                          the web, play games — all at no
                                                  Seaview Lanes Bowling Center         ers!                                a.m. to 4 p.m.                     Classes are taught at Gym       charge. There is a 10-cent
                                                  state-of-the-art facility now          Jan. 27 – Ski trip to Mt.            There will be no classes on   109 as early as 6 a.m. and as     charge for printing. Open
                                                  featuring regular and Xtreme         Wachusett in Princeton,Mass.        Jan. 15 and cost for this sessionlate 6 p.m., Monday through         Tuesday through Saturday,
                                                  bowling.                             Details at Liberty Center!          is $45. For more information,    Friday.                           noon to 6 p.m.
                                                    Hours of operation are:                                                call the aquatics director at        Free for active duty and $1
                                                    Monday, closed; Tuesday                                                841-7196.                        for reservists, dependents,       Music/games
                                                  through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.;                Pool 307                                                   retired and $2 for Department       (Building 656, 841-2575)
                                                  Friday 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 1       (Pool 307, 841-6628)                     Aerobics/                 of Defense personnel.               • The next Karaoke night will
                                                  to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 8         Swimming lessons for all                                             Call the Athletic Office at     be next Saturday, Jan., 20, at 8
                                                  p.m.                                 skill levels are offered, pre-
                                                                                                                                   exercise                 Gym 109 at 841-7196 or Fitness    p.m. Showcase your talents
                                                                                                                             (Gym 109, Building 109, Plus at 841-1474 for more
                                                    Rates: $3 per game, $1.50          school (ages 3 to 5) and                                                                               with golden oldies, country
                                                                                                                           841-3154)                        information.
                                                  shoe rentals.                          Level 1, 2 and 3 (ages 6 and                                                                         hits, and of course, today’s top
                                                                                                                             MWR Fitness classes: Stop
                                                    Xtreme Bowling (every Sat-         up). Next session of swim                                                                              tunes. There’s no cover charge
                                                                                                                           by Gym 109 or Fitness Plus
                                                  urday, 8 to 11 p.m.): $10 per        lessons will take place from
                                                                                                                           after Jan. 2 and pick up the
                                                                                                                                                              Computer Café                   and its open to all hands. For
                                                  hour or $25 for the night            Jan. 16 through Feb. 8. Regis-                                         (Building 656, 841-2194)        more information, call the
                                                                                                                           new fitness schedule. There
                                                  (shoes included).                    trations will begin on Jan. 5                                          *Personal computers are         Recreation Center at 841-3054.
                                                                                                                           are a variety of classes includ-
                                                     Birthday party packages are
                                                  available from $10 to $15 per
                                                  child, depending on meal and
                                                  regular/Xtreme bowling.
                                                    The first Xtreme Bowling
                                                  night on Jan. 13, 8 to 11 p.m., is
                                                  half price per string!

                                                    Liberty Center
                                                    (Recreation Center Building
                                                  656, 841-3054)
                                                    Hours of operation, Monday
                                                  to Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Friday,
                                                  4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to
                                                  10 p.m. ; and Sunday and holi-
                                                  days, 2 to 10 p.m.
                                                    The Liberty Center’s pro-
                                                  grams, activities and trips are
                                                  for single and unaccompanied
                                                  service members. Retirees,
                                                  Department of Defense civil-
                                                  ians and children are not
                                                  authorized to participate in
                                                  these programs.
                                                            January events:
                                                    Tonight — Ping Pong Tour-
                                                  nament begins at 7 p.m., with
                                                  prizes
                                                    Jan. 13 — Trip to Carabiner’s
                                                  Rock Climbing in New Bed-
                                                  ford, Mass. The $10 fee
                                                  includes transportation, two
                                                  hours of rock climbing and
                                                  rental equipment. Sign up at
                                                  Liberty Center.
                                                    Jan. 14 — Halo 2 Tourna-
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                                                  ment at 7 p.m., with prizes.
                                                    Jan. 15 — Martin Luther King
                                                  Day holiday, but Liberty Cen-
                                                  ter is 2 to 9 p.m.
                                                    Jan. 18 — Free hot cocoa and
                                                  cookies!
                                                    Jan. 19 – Pool tournament
                                                  begins at 7 p.m. , with prizes.
                                                    Jan. 20 – Make your own ice
                                                  cream sundae for free, begin-
                                                  ning at 3 p.m.
                                                    Jan. 21 – AFC and NFC Divi-
                                                  sional Playoffs, with free
                                                  snacks.
                                                    Jan. 23 – Movie Marathon
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                                                  begins at 4 p.m. with free pop-
                                                  corn!
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                                                    Navy-wide news
                                                  Early Warning System makes                                            Sprint adds Wi-Fi service
                                                  Sailors responsible for records                                       to NEX Visitor’s Quarters
                                                         MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS)— Navy Personnel Command                  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — The Navy Exchange Service
                                                  (NPC) is reminding Sailors to review their records before selec-      Command (NEXCOM), Commander, Navy Installations Com-
                                                  tion boards, using NPC's Early Warning System that can rescue a       mand (CNIC) and Sprint have teamed together to provide high
                                                  promotion opportunity.                                                speed Internet and Wi-Fi service in all continental U.S. Visitor’s
                                                     The Early Warning System can be used one week before the           Quarters by mid-March 2007.
                                                  selection board's convening date. However, Sailors should be             This service will be free to all guests staying at these Visitor’s
                                                  reviewing their records at least six months prior to this date.       Quarters.
                                                       Board recorders will arrive to review the records of promo-        “Currently, Sprint provides phone and Internet service for the
                                                  tion-eligible Sailors one week before the selection board con-        Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Bachelor’s Quarters under
                                                  venes. It's not the responsibility of the recorders to interpret      NEXCOM’s contract,” said Mary Morse, NEXCOM’s telecommu-
                                                  records; they only verify continuity and completeness of              nications program ashore specialist. "Changing this service to a
                                                  records. Missing officer and enlisted evaluations will be noted at    Navy Visitor’s Quarters requirement for high speed and Wi-Fi
                                                  https://www.npc.navy.mil/Apps/SB_Discrepancy_list                     services under one provider allowed us to leverage our buying
                                                      During this timeframe, a member may visit the site and enter      power, enabling CNIC to provide this service free. It’s a great
                                                  his or her social security number to see if a record discrepancy is   benefit to all guests who stay at a Visitor’s Quarters.”
                                                  noted. Discrepancies will be displayed along with a note giving         Each Visitor’s Quarter will also have “hot spots” to allow con-
                                                  the definition and guidance on submitting corrections. The ser-       nectivity in common areas throughout the building, including
                                                  vicemember is then responsible for quickly correcting these           day rooms and meeting rooms. Customer service will be avail-
                                                  errors.                                                               able by Sprint 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a
                                                      While the online discrepancy check is a good last-minute          year.
                                                  insurance against missing items, a comprehensive record scrub
                                                  six months in advance is essential.
                                                     “Besides being listed in instructions, it is good career manage-
                                                  ment to maintain one’s record,” said Cmdr. Steve Lepp, director
                                                  of Officer Career Progression, Pers-480. “With the web-based
                                                  tools it is much easier to monitor and correct your record than it
                                                  was in the old days of microfiche.”
                                                     Six months out, the servicemember should visit the BUPERS
                                                  Online (BOL) Web site and order their official military personnel
                                                  file. Next, the performance summary record (PSR)and enlisted
                                                  summary record (ESR) or officer data card (ODC) should be
                                                  checked and verified. Updates and corrections to these can be
                                                  made by following the directions on BOL. When checking
                                                  records six months out service members should submit correc-
                                                  tions to PERS-312. For the mailing address visit
                                                  http://www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/RecordsManagement
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                                                                                                             Continued from Page 3
                                                                                                            with ticker-tape parades and         them. Instead, we cobble
                                                                                                            crowds gathered in churches          together an answer that looks
                                                                                                            and Sailors kissing nurses in        like it will be the least wrong in
                                                                                                            Times Square.                        the long run. We guess at what
                                                                                                               I used to believe we’d never      policy is least likely to fail on a
                                                                                                            have a war again.                    colossal level.
                                                                                                               I don’t believe any of those         While I’d like every single
                                                                                                            things anymore. I wish I could.      member of our Armed Forces
                                                                                                            Instead, I read about Henry          to be home by the Fourth of
                                                                                                            Kissinger saying military victo-     July, that sounds too much like
                                                                                                            ry is no longer possible in Iraq.    a magical answer to me, and
                                                                                                            I read about Democrats calling       too impulsive. Even Kissinger
                                                                                                            for troop withdrawal in the          cautioned against a rapid
                                                                                                            next five months. I read about       withdrawal of coalition troops
                                                                                                            Sen. John McCain calling for         as destabilizing to the region.
                                                                                                            even more troops to go into             I hesitate over sending more
                                                                                                            the region. Despite the terrible     troops to Iraq. I see the strain
                                                                                                            strain on the military, McCain       military families have been
                                                                                                            says there is only one thing         bearing for a long time. But I
                                                                                                            worse, and that is defeat.           am making myself lean toward
                                                                                                               I read that stuff and want to     McCain’s solution, because it
                                                                                                            believe that the quickest, easi-     seems to flatly face that this is
                                                                                                            est answer is the best. I want to    a complicated situation that
                                                                                                            believe it blindly, naively, com-    requires a complicated and
                                                                                                            pletely — the way I used to          painful answer.
                                                                                                            believe that the president was          I hate that. I hate not being
                                                                                                            the smartest, richest man in         sure of anything except the
                                                                                                            the whole world.                     idea that some day there is
                                                                                                               Instead, I have to face the       sure to be a Web site devoted to
                                                                                                            fact that I don’t tolerate ambi-     all the not-so-funny and
                                                                                                            guity now any better than I did      bizarre things we used to
                                                                                                            when I was 8 years old. But I        believe about the war in Iraq.
                                                                                                            must. We all must have a little        (A 19-year military spouse,
                                                                                                            more tolerance for the               Jacey Eckhart is a syndicated
      King                                                                                                  ambiguous.
                                                                                                               Because, in the physical
                                                                                                                                                 columnist with CinCHouse.com,
                                                                                                                                                 a published author and the host
      Continued from Page 2                                                                                 world, we don’t get magical          of The Jackey Eckhart Show,
      from the Navy in 1989.              Capt. Hill has been an active   national director of the Navy answers just because we want             www.cinchouse.com/Jacey)
         A native of Canton, Miss.,    volunteer for the military com-    League of the United States.
      she enlisted in 1958 and com-
      pleted Recruit Training, Bain-
                                       munity that includes the
                                       Retired Activities Office and
                                                                            She is currently is vice presi-
                                                                          dent of the Military Officers
                                                                                                             Veterans
      bridge, Md; followed by Hospi-   Navy-Marine Corps Relief           Association of America and the Continued from Page 3
      tal Corps School, Great Lakes.   Society at NAVSTA Newport.         Ocean State WAVES National days of active military service,            income threshold for a veteran
         She received the NAACP        She was a member of the Sec-       group. She is active in the local one day of which was during a
                                                                                                                                                 without dependents is now
      2001 Community Service           retary of the Navy’s Committee     and national Navy Nurse period of war, and be dis-
                                                                                                                                                 $18,234 annually. The thresh-
      Award. She is a member of the    for Retired Personnel where        Corps Association.                charged under conditions             old increases to $21,615 if a
      Rhode Island Black Regiment      she was an advocate for Navy         Capt. Hill holds numerous other than dishonorable.
                                                                                                                                                 veteran has one dependent,
      Committee, and has served as     retirees.                          military awards including the        Wartime veterans who              and by $1,866 for each addi-
      chairperson, Newport County         She has served for many         Vietnam Service and Cam- entered active duty on or after
      Martin Luther King Celebra-      years on the board of directors    paign Medal.                                                           tional dependent. The annual
                                                                                                            Sept. 8, 1980, (Oct. 16, 1981, for   Aid and Attendance threshold
      tion Committee, for the past     for the Newport County Coun-                                          officers) must have completed
      four years.                      cil of the Navy League. She is a                                                                          for a surviving spouse alone is
                                                                                                             at least 24 continuous months       $11,715.       This   threshold
                                                                                                             of military service or the peri-    increases to $13,976 if there is
      Zielinski                                                                                              od for which they were ordered
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                                                                                                                                                 one dependent child, and by
                                                                                                             to active duty.                     $1,866 for each additional
      Continued from Page 4                                                                                     If all requirements are met,     child.
                                                                                                             VA determines eligibility for          Additional information and
      and classroom instruction.”                        pation in medical and humanitarian assistance       the Aid and Attendance benefit      assistance in applying for the
        Her responsibilities include direct support of   missions. She distributed school supplies,          by adjusting for un-reim-
                                                                                                                                                 Aid and Attendance benefit
      10 chaplain professional development courses.      food, toys and clothing to approximately 1,880      bursed medical expenses from
        During her deployment, she served chaplains      Afghan nationals.                                                                       may be obtained by calling 1-
                                                                                                             the veteran’s or surviving
      from the Navy, Army and Air Force in a joint          “RP1 is a shining example of everything the                                          800-827-1000. Applications
                                                                                                             spouse’s total household
      environment. She received a special perfor-        Chaplain/RP team stands for,” said Cmdr. W.                                             may be submitted on-line at
                                                                                                             income. If the remaining
      mance evaluation from the Joint Task Force 76      Kyle Fauntleroy, deputy director, Naval Chap-                                           www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vo
                                                                                                             income amount falls below the
      Commander, as well as a Joint Service Com-         lains School. “Whether aboard ship, in a com-       annual income threshold for         napp/main.asp.
      mendation Medal for meritorious service in         bat zone with Marines and soldiers, in a chapel,    the Aid and Attendance bene-           Information is also available
      Afghanistan.                                       or here at the Chaplains School, her ability to     fit, VA pays the difference         on the at www.va.gov or from
        Aside from her exemplary military accom-         represent divine concern and care for every         between the claimant’s house-       any local veterans service
      plishments, Zielinski was also credited with       person is displayed in very human terms every       hold income and the Aid and         organization.
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      helping improve community relations with the       minute of every day. The Chaplains Corps and        Attendance threshold.                  For more news from around
      local Afghanistan population through partici-      the Navy are better because of her service.”           The Aid and Attendance           the fleet, visit www.navy.mil.
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