Friday, December 15, 2017

 

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Bill Kintner resignation video from KETV.  http://www.ketv.com/article/sen-kintner/8636421

  

 

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Not worse, not better - we are holding our own. Click on the image for the home page.

 

Fire & Rescue Flags

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Silver maple has buds and snow!

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Benny's spruce

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 Hours of sunlight

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Spring countdown
Wed, Jan 25 07:42 AM 05:35 PM CST 9:53 54
Thu, Jan 26 07:41 AM 05:36 PM CST 9:55 53
Fri, Jan 27 07:40 AM 05:37 PM CST 9:57 52
Sat, Jan 28 07:39 AM 05:38 PM CST 9:59 51
Sun, Jan 29 07:38 AM 05:40 PM CST 10:02 50
Mon, Jan 30 07:37 AM 05:41 PM CST 10:04 49
Tue, Jan 31 07:36 AM 05:42 PM CST 10:06 48

Click on the moon for current phase  

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If tonight (January 24th) was spring or summer, what's falling outside would be green pea size hail, but it must be sleet. So be careful and watch out for ice underfoot or under tires.

 

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Jan 25th, 1981 - The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the US and were reunited with their families. New York Times Story

"We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war." - Jimmy Carter

 

Jan 26th, 2014 - In the U.S., the First Class postage rate increased to 49 cents.

"There are major efforts being made to dismantle Social Security, the public schools, the post office - anything that benefits the population has to be dismantled. Efforts against the U.S. Postal Service are particularly surreal." - Noam Chomsky

 

Jan 27th, 1967 - At Cape Kennedy, FL, astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo I spacecraft.

Click on the crew portrait for the NASA history of Apollo I

Apollo I crew

Edward H. White, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom,  and Roger B. Chaffee

"I do feel entirely safe in a spacecraft." - Edward White

"The conquest of space is worth the risk of life" - Gus Grissom

"Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up." - Roger Chaffee

 

Jan 28th, 1986 - The space shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff. All seven crew members were killed.

Click on the image for the NASA history of Challenger's final flight.

"I touch the future. I teach." - Christa McAuliff

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Jan 29th, 1958 - Charles Starkweather was captured by police in Wyoming.

Click on the image for Wyoming History account.

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"The more I looked at people, the more I hated them." - Charles Starkweather

 

Jan 30th, 1968 - The Tet Offensive began as Viet Cong and People's Army of Vietnam forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals and the US embassy in Saigon.

Click on the image of US Marines at Hue for the History article

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“We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.” —President Lyndon Johnson 

 

Jan 31st, 1876 - All Native Americans were ordered to move onto reservations.

Click HERE for Time's photo essay on Pine Ridge today.

"God made me an Indian, but not a reservation Indian." - Chief Sitting Bull

 

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