Sunday, February 28, 2010

Backstory - Guam News - Jan. 19

+ Rector resigns amidst controversyAfter weeks of speculation as to whether records really do exist, it turnsout they do. Senator Matt Rector in 1983 in the state of Californiapleaded guilty to misdemeanor burglary.

+ Hara still pushing for investigationReacting to Senator Matt Rector's resignation from the 30th GuamLegislature is Eloy Hara, who believes its not over just yet. Hara arguedthat the Guam Election Commission failed to do its job by allowing Rectorto become a senator.

+ Honolulu Shriners return to GuamA medical team from the Shriners Hospital for Children based out ofHonolulu, Hawaii wraps up its visit to the region this week.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Guam News - Feb. 28

Guam - The National Weather Service says Guam should not expect anythinggreat when it comes to a potential tsunami. NWS Meteorologist Paul Stankosays the island could receive waves up to 1' in the open ocean. He saysGuam doesn't have anything to worry about since the height of the land israpid.This means our slopes are high and there's not enough time for massivewaves to build up. The most the island can expect is an increase of 2-3' inextra surf at around 1pm today. While residents are told by the GuamHomeland Security/Office of Civil Defense to stay away from the beaches,Stanko is asking people to pull back from the shorelines - morespecifically in the east or south of the island to include Mangilao,Talofofo Bay, Inarajan and possibly even as far down as Merizo.A Tsunami Warning was issued last night areas in Pacific Region, including Hawaii and Guam, after Chileexperienced an earthquake registering 8.8 on the Richter Scale.For the time being, all public beaches remain closed

Source: KUAM

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Guam News - Feb. 18

+ DOT denies Guam Port $49M in funding
Plans to modernize the Port Authority of Guam were grounded today after the U.S. Department of Transportation chose not to award the agency $49 million they were seeking in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant money.

+ Mainland senator has close ties to Guam
Virginia senator Jim Webb is on island speaking with government officials about the military buildup.

+ DEIS public comment period now closed
Residents had until 3 o'clock today to submit their final comments for the 11,000-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement via the Internet.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Guam News - Feb. 17

+ Students caught tagging GW High
Two students were caught red-handed after George Washington High School Disciplinary Principal Gaylene Cruz helped police identify the two minors who vandalized the Mangilao campus with graffiti.

+ GovGuam submits feedback on DEIS
A compilation of the Government of Guam's comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement was submitted to the Joint Guam Program Office today.

+ Leaders respond to Bordallo's address
The reviews are out for Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo's annual congressional address delivered last night in Hagatna, and from even her toughest critics her address seems to have been a big hit.

Source: KUAM

Saturday, February 6, 2010

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