Call E.J. King’s spring sports teams the “Road Warriors.” That’s because the next two weekends will see the Cobras’ baseball, softball and soccer teams log some serious air miles, for visits to Daegu in Korea and DODDS Japan tournaments in the Kanto Plain.
Ana Hernandez has been one of the faces of Pacific high school cross country and track the last few years. But the future of Okinawa track starred Thursday, with two freshmen scoring upsets of Hernandez on Day 1 of the 2nd Oki Relays.
Kubasaki girls soccer’s journey back to the future began successfully Wednesday for Terry Chumley, who returned to the helm of the team she coached to three Far East Division I tournament titles in the 2000s.
A week after posting the fastest, albeit wind-aided and hand-held, time in the 100 in Pacific history, Rahman Farnell found his way Saturday into the Pacific track and field record book, anchoring Kubasaki to a 42.9-second time in the 400 relay, beating the old mark by 0.44 of a second.
They’re separated by some 800 miles, they play soccer for different DODDS schools and teams. But Yuji Callahan and Gaku Lange are similar in so many respects, they might as well be twin sons of different mothers.
When the DOD determined last year that 659 overseas civilian employees, mainly in Europe and the Pacific, were receiving housing allowances in error — a contention refuted by the workers themselves — a one year LQA extension was provided to help employees plan for a future without the subsidy. That extension expires in early May.
Collective lamentation over the falling defense budget has been part of the Washington soundtrack for several years, but it’s not a tune you hear in the office of the new head of the Defense Department’s elementary and secondary schools.
After weathering a number of North Korean provocations during her first year on the job, South Korea’s president may be learning the same lesson as her predecessors: Her influence with North Korea is limited because so much depends on Pyongyang’s willingness to change and cooperate.
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