The teen R&B group B2K will be judging students from Gen. H.H. Arnold High School in a talent show at the Taunus Theater on Hainerberg Casern at 1:30 p.m. April 7.

Admission is $3 and all proceeds will go to the high school.

B2K group members Omarion, J-Boog, Raz B and Lil Fizz, known for their hit “Bump, Bump, Bump” featuring P. Diddy, will be at the Hainerberg post exchange to sign autographs from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

During that time fans can buy CDs and tickets to B2K’s April 16 concert in Mainz .

Memorial service set

DARMSTADT, Germany — A memorial service will be held April 9 for a Department of Defense Dependents Schools retiree who died Sunday.

Mary Jane “M.J.” Schneider, 57, who taught at Darmstadt Elementary School for 29 years, died of cancer at a German hospital.

Schneider is remembered for her work in promoting the German immersion program in which pupils are taught all subjects in German. She retired in September, but had been ill for a while.

She is survived by her husband, Martin Meijsen.

The memorial service will be held at the elementary school at time to be determined.

For details and donation information, call Russ Claus, school principal, at 06151-951-6410.

USAF crew rescues fisherman

A crew from the Air Force’s 85th Group rescued an Icelandic fisherman Thursday after the man suffered serious injuries aboard his vessel about 20 miles off Iceland’s west coast.

The airmen assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, plucked the man from his boat after being notified of his situation by the Icelandic Coast Guard, according to the base public affairs office.

The fisherman had severed his left leg with a fishing line.

Once notified, the 56th RQS launched a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter with medical and rescue personnel. The helicopter reached the fisherman’s vessel, the Hauker, within 25 minutes.

Two pararescue personnel were lowered to the Hauker to stabilize the injured man and hoist him to the helicopter. The man was transferred to a civilian hospital in Reykjavik, where he is being treated for his injuries.

The 56th RQS uses the only permanently based Air Force aircraft at NAS Keflavik to perform rescue, combat rescue and reaction force response services for the 85th Group, the base and the government of Iceland.

N. Korea denounces drill

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday denounced joint military drills planned this week by the United States and South Korea as preparations for an invasion of the North. It said it would beef up its nuclear arsenal to deter such an attack.

The U.S.-South Korean exercises, which are scheduled to start Saturday, come amid a standoff over the communist North’s nuclear weapons program.

The United States and its allies have urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear ambitions and return to stalled international nuclear talks. The North said on Feb. 10 that it would boycott the negotiations and claimed it had nuclear weapons, escalating tension in the two-year-old crisis.

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