Sunday, June 22, 2008

What price freedom?

Celebrate freedom.
Join the Liberation Day festivities!

Sedation in Children's Dentistry

Friday, June 20, 2008

Shirley's Coffee Shop turns 15

Sister Antonieta Ada: Finding Peace

Mariana Trench National Marine Monument

There's litter in your hands

Editor's note - print version

Editor’s Note:

In this issue, IL Magazine chooses to do a special feature on one of the island’s longest standing business establishments.

Having been in the business for 15 years, Shirley’s Coffee Shop is reaping the fruits of its labor over the vicissitudes of 15 years on Saipan. Starting the business right and knowing which path to take, Shirley’s Coffee Shop has triumphed against the odds. Its contemporaries have long withered in the competition and Shirley’s has remained formidable due to its strong ties to the community that shelters it from the stinging effects of the economic slump.

In celebration of the Manamko’ Month, IL Magazine takes our readers to the House of Maturana on Navy Hill where World War II survivor Kimiko Nishikawa, otherwise known in the community as Sr. Antonieta Ada, resides. Sr. Antonieta revisits her past and encourages the readers to strive for peace by way of loving our neighbors.

Moreover, as the issue of federalization of labor and immigration in the NMI fizzles, another one gathers steam: the proposed marine monument in the northern islands of Asuncion, Maug and Uracas. Although the process has not yet begun, the issue is currently polarizing the community with the proponents locking horns with the opponents of the monument who champion fishing rights. Find out the merits and the demerits of the proposal as you flip through the pages.

Long-time environmentalist Ken Kramer talks about the state of fish stocks in the oceans today.

Another interesting topic is Dr. Crystal Edmister’s article that deals with sedation in children’s dentistry.

Readers, we offer you our modest magazine as your alternative reading companion. Happy reading.

Fish stocks

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