I need you to take another look at the JavaRanch Naming Policy, and note that a space must separate your first and last name. Replace the underscore with a space, and you should be fine. You can edit your display name here. Thanks!
With respect to your question, the identifier followed by a colon is a label that can be used with a loop's "break" or "continue" statements. See The infamous 'goto' section from Thinking in Java. [ September 17, 2007: Message edited by: marc weber ]
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