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CAMP ZAMA, Japan — A “Fearful Food Factor” competition will be held this month at the Community Club.

Preliminaries will be held at 6 p.m. April 14, and finals at 5 p.m. April 20. Tickets cost $2 in advance, $3 at the door. Competing teams must have four people.

To register to compete, call DSN 263-4547 before April 14.

AAFES prize is up for grabs at poker tourneyCAMP ZAMA, Japan — The Texas Hold ’em tournament on April 21 in the Community Club Ballroom is limited to the first 160 players. All participants must register at the cashier’s window before 9 a.m. April 21. The entry fee is $50, which includes meals.

The first-place winner goes home with an Army and Air Force Exchange Service gift certificate for $1,000. The last eight players all win a prize.

‘Survivors’ sought for outdoor rec eventCAMP ZAMA, Japan — Camp Zama Outdoor Recreation will hold a “Survivor” competition on April 28 and April 29.

To participate, sign up before April 23 at the recreation office or call DSN 263-4671. The 12 contestants will be selected from a drawing on April 24. All participants must be 18 or older and not in high school. Grand prize is $250.

Zama to host pork ribs cook-off on May 5CAMP ZAMA, Japan — There will be a barbecue pork ribs cook-off from noon to 8 p.m. on May 5 in Dewey Park. To compete, sign up through April 20 by sending an e-mail to john.senatore@us.army.mil.

The event will include food booths, live music and a hot-dog eating contest. Grand prize for the cook-off will be $250. Call DSN 263-4671 for more information.

Naval Forces Marianas gets new commanderRear Adm. William D. French will assume command of U.S. Naval Forces Marianas on Tuesday in a ceremony at U.S. Naval Base Guam.

French most recently was commander of Navy Region Northwest at Bangor, Wash. In Guam, he will replace Rear Adm. Charles J. Leidig.

Leidig is being assigned as director of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-6th Fleet, plans and operations/deputy commander, 6th Fleet/commander submarines, Allied Naval Forces South/commander, Submarine Group 8 at Naples, Italy.

The ceremony is set for 10 a.m.

Small group protests outside YongsanYONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — What sounded like a major protest rally outside Yongsan’s Gate 5, turned out to be a small group of eight elderly anti-American protesters with a very loud speaker system.

Members of “Our Nation: Let’s Make a Federation Unification” staged a 20-minute rally in front of the base Wednesday afternoon, blaring “Yankee Go Home!” out of a public address system.

The group’s goal, said Jung Hae-sook, is to rid South Korea of the American military and unify with North Korea.

Latest Guam housing contract is awardedThe Department of Defense announced Tuesday that it awarded a $42.1 million contract to Black Construction Co. of Guam to replace 61 housing units in the Old Apra Navy housing area in Santa Rita, about three miles from U.S. Naval Base Guam.

The company is to demolish existing units and construct 28 three-bedroom duplex units and 33 four-bedroom single-family homes, said Leonard Kaae, senior vice president and general manager of Black Construction.

A second phase of the Old Apra project — the replacement of another 73 units — is expected to be awarded in December, according to the Navy Public Affairs office in Guam.

The project, slated to be completed by May 2009, is one of a number of housing replacement projects in the works on Guam.

Two other major housing projects are currently under way: the $21 million revitalization of 99 units in the South Finegayan housing area by Core Tech International and the demolition of 126 units and the construction of 96 homes in Naval Base Guam’s North Tipalao housing area, a $35.9 million contract awarded to Watts Constructors.

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