Saturday, September 18, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference


Friday-Saturday, November 5 - 6, 2010
Guam Marriott Resort and Spa

Sponsored by:
University of Guam College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council
Guam Department of Education
You can also earn 2 graduate credits/CEUs for the conference. For more information, contact the Professional International Programs (PIP) at 735-2601. You may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Language Arts Conference!
For more information, e-mail:

Visit the LAC website at

Friday, September 17, 2010

Guam News - Sept. 17

+ Parents speaking out against school bullying
Your child's safety should be the last thing you should have to worry about
when he or she is at school.  But with bullying becoming more prevalent in
island campuses, parents whose kids are being victimized are demanding more
action from the agency charged with their care.

+ Sailor held for stabbing woman & fleeing
A sailor is being held on $250,000 cash bail, accused of trying to kill a
woman he knows.  Bernard Alan Jennings is accused of stabbing the woman in
the neck and then fleeing the scene.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Let Us Remember: 9/11

On September 11, we paid tribute to those who suffered from the 9/11 attacks on America. We will always remember those who lost their lives, those who sacrificed to help in any way they could, and the day that brought everyone from all walks of life, rich or poor, together as ONE! God Bless the families and friends of those we have lost, and the brave men and women who continue to fight for our freedom!

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Guam News - Sept. 11

+ USEPA comments on the Final EIS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes that some concerns noted in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement have been addressed in the Final EIS. Despite improvements to the document, more work needs to be done to ensure environmental concerns are properly addressed.

+ DOE has funds until October, says BBMR
DOE will be able to avert a shut down of public schools on Monday after the Bureau of Budget & Management Research on Friday had said the agency has enough money to last through September.

+ Reading workshop held in Tamuning
The Guam council of the International Reading Association held an annual meeting today the Sheraton Laguana Hotel in Tamuning.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Guam News - Sept. 5

+ Cruz, Espaldon gracious in defeat
It was a long night at the University of Guam Field House, as the Guam Election Commission had been tabulating results for the Decision 2010 Primary Election.

+ Rapadas, Gumataotao advance in AG race
In the much-anticipated Decision 2010 attorney general race, former U.S. Attorney for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Lenny Rapadas and Gary Gumataotao will face-off in the General Election.

+ Traffic barriers finally removed in Barrigada
If you're traveling along Guam's roadways, be cautious of road construction alert throughout the island. Many of the island's ongoing efforts are scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of the year.

Guam Council IRA September Newsletter

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. We are a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Click on the image below to view the Guam Council IRA September 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit our website at Enjoy!

Primary Election Unofficial Final Results

Below are the unofficial final results of the Primary Election held September 4, 2010.

Calvo, Edward/Tenorio, Raymond :9,221
Cruz, Michael/Espaldon, James: 6,458


Gutierrez, Carl/Aguon, Frank B., Jr. : 8,140

Below are the results for the Legislative races in both party primaries.

Ada, V. Anthony : 10,348
Blas, Frank F., Jr. : 10,011
Yamashita, Dr. Aline : 9,720
Taijeron, Mana Silva ; 9,140
Duenas, Christopher M. : 8,599
Taitague, Telo T. : 8,193
Moylan, Douglas B. : 7,701
Haddock, Ray C. : 7,495
Mabini, Shirley "Sam" : 7,323
Guerrero, Stephen J. : 6,977
Gaza, Vic : 6,601
Benavente, John B. : 5,977
Taitague, William U. : 5,877
Sarmiento, William Q. : 5,861
Harper, Velma R. : 5,796
Borja, Dennis T. : 5,351
Reyes, Paul L.G. : 4,574
Taitano, Margarita Q. : 4,418
Dominguez, Armando S. : 3,832


Won Pat, Judith T.: 6,284
Muna Barnes, Tina Rose: 6,149
Respicio, Rory J.: 5,991
Ada, Thomas C.: 5,981
Gutierrez-Ludwig, Corrina: 5,500
Guthertz, Judith P.: 5,442
Cruz, Benjamin J.F.: 5,421
Pangelinan, Vicente C: 5,402
Rodriguez, Dennis G., Jr.: 5,386
Palacios, Adolpho B., Sr.: 5,118
San Agustin, Joe S.: 5,087
Thomas-Nededog, Sarah M.: 4,377
Dierking, Steven A.: 4,364
Torres, Trini T.: 3,719
Diaz, Jonathan B.: 3,646
Cruz, Phillipe J.: 3,335
Carriaga, Jonathan F.: 3,107
Fejeran, Tomas M.: 2,897
Benavente, Robert L.G. : 2,800


Bordallo, Madeleine Z.: 7,633

(35 of 58 precincts reporting)

Rapadas, Leonardo M.: 5,981
Gumataotao, Gary W.F. "Frank" : 3,504
Bischoff, William C.: 1,043

Hills, Derick B. (D): 297
Quintanilla, Agustin G. (R): 559
Salas, Joseph N. (R): 329