Thursday, December 14, 2017

Well System Upgrade

The new state of the art well control system is completed except for the frequency controller that adjusts the pump speed. The system will maintain a more consistent water level in the tower which means fewer and smaller variations in water pressure. The frequency controller will adjust the pump speed to meet pressure demands and will reduce electrical consumption.

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Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Autumn
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 06:47 AM 08:06 PM 13:19 27
Thursday, August 28, 2014 06:48 AM 08:04 PM 13:16 26
Friday, August 29, 2014 06:49 AM 08:03 PM 13:14 25
Saturday, August 30, 2014 06:50 AM 08:01 PM 13:11 24
Sunday, August 31, 2014 06:51 AM 07:59 PM 13:08 23
Monday, September 01, 2014 06:52 AM 07:58 PM 13:06 22
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 06:53 AM 07:56 PM 13:03 21

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First quarter at 06:11 AM on Tuesday, September 2nd

This week in History

August 27th

1859 - The first oil well was successfully drilled in the US by Colonel Edwin L. Drake near Titusville, PA.
1889 - Charles G. Conn received a patent for the metal clarinet. – I used to play one of these.
1921 - The owner of Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI. J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers.
1984 – President Reagan announced that the first citizen to go into space would be a teacher. The teacher that was eventually chosen was Christa McAuliffe. She died in the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986.
1996 – California Governor Pete Wilson signed an order that would halt state benefits to illegal immigrants. – He must be Governor Heineman’s ideal.

August 28th

1619 - Ferdinand II was elected Holy Roman Emperor. His policy of "One church, one king" was his way of trying to outlaw Protestantism. – Why is it OK for people of one religion to kill those of another religion?
1830 - "The Tom Thumb" was demonstrated in Baltimore, MD. It was the first passenger train in the US.
1833 - Slavery was banned by the British Parliament throughout the British Empire.
1907 - "American Messenger Company" was started by two teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. The company's name was later changed to "United Parcel Service."
1917 - Ten suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000 people attended.
1996 - A divorce decree was issued for Britain's Charles and Princess Diana. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage. – He was stupid.
1998 - The Pakistani prime minister created new Islamic order and legal system based on the Koran. – Basing legal systems on religion is a recipe for genocide.
2004 - George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to swim the English Channel. The swim from Dover, England, to Sangatte, France, took 15 hours and 59 minutes.

August 29th

1833 - The "Factory Act" was passed in England to establish child labor laws.
1949 - At the University of Illinois, a nuclear device was used for the first time to treat cancer patients.
1957 - Senator Strom Thurmond of SC set a filibuster record when he spoke for 24 hours, 18 minutes. – He opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 even though he had a mixed race daughter from a family servant – what a hypocrite.
1965 - Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days in space.
1990 - President Saddam Hussein, in a television interview, declared that America could not defeat Iraq. – Another leader out of touch with reality.
1991 - The republics of Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement to stay in the Soviet Union. – Now Russia is invading Ukraine.
2004 - India test-launched a nuclear-capable missile able to carry a one-ton warhead. The weapon had a range of 1,560 miles. – Far enough to reach Pakistan.

August 30th

1780 - General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West Point fort to the British army.
1963 - The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC went into operation.
1965 - Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the Senate as the first black Supreme Court justice.
1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.
1984 – President Reagan and others were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame. – A country is judged by its leaders.
1994 - The largest US defense contractor was created when the Lockheed and Martin Marietta corporations agreed to a merger. – “Every gun that is made, every warship launced, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” Dwight Eisenhower.

August 31st

1887 - The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison. It was used to produce moving pictures.
1935 - The act of exporting US arms to belligerents was prohibited by an act signed by by President Franklin Roosevelt.

1964 – California officially became the most populated state in America.
1994 – The Irish Republican Army called a cease fire after 25 years of bloodshed in Northern Ireland.
1994 - Russia ended its military presence in East Germany and the Baltics after a half-century.

September 1st

1807 - Former Vice President Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.
1878 - Emma M. Nutt was the first female operator in the US at the Telephone Dispatch Company of Boston.
1887 - Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone. It is a device that is better known as a record player. Thomas Edison made the idea work.
1939 - World War II began when Germany invaded Poland.
1942 - A federal judge in Sacramento, CA upheld the detention of Japanese-Americans and Japanese nationals. – The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was almost entirely Japanese-American troops.Link to the 442nd web site
1985 - The Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition. The wreck site is located 963 miles northeast of New York and 453 miles southeast of the Newfoundland coast.
1997 - In France, the prosecutor's office announced that the driver of the car in which Britain's Princess Diana was killed, was over the legal alcohol limit.

September 2nd

1666 - The Great Fire of London broke out. The fire burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral. Only 6 people were killed.
1945 - Japan surrendered to the US aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.

1963 - The integration of Tuskegee High School was prevented by state troopers assigned by Alabama Gov. George Wallace.

1996 - Muslim rebels and the Philippine government signed a pact formally ending 26-years of insurgency that had killed more than 120,000 people.

 

Still abnormally dry in Cass County as of Thursday, August 21st. Maybe after the rain we are supposed to get the rest of the week and the drenching we got Monday night, things will improve for Cass County.

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The Blues Rock.....Still

Monday night, Pinewood Bowl was filled with the unique rock/classical/electronic sounds of the Moody Blues, who have been rocking on for the last 50 years. Original Blues men Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward and John Lodge still have the pipes, the fingers and the rhythm they did in the sixties. Joined by newcomers Julie Ragins, Norda Mullen, Allen Hewitt and Gordon Marshall, the 2014 Moody Blues brought the crowd to their feet for multiple ovations, sometimes at the beginning of a favorite song. The video screen was seizure inducing and the photo and video montages gave the audience a view of the Blues as young artists. Two encores - a 20 minute intermission that only lasted 20 minutes. Graeme Edge - he's 73 - came from behind his drums to "stretch my legs" and bounced around the stage with his tambourine for several numbers. I can remember the 60's and 70's - which means I wasn't really part of those decades - but this group brought back those years of hope and expectation. The Moody Blues have a very strong fan base that covers a lot of years - baby boomers shared high fives with gen Xers and millenials.

Mother Nature cooperated with a slight breeze, mid 70's and no rain. According to the Journal Star there were 3700 of us packed in the bowl shoulder to shoulder all there to enjoy the sounds. Unlike some audiences in Lincoln, 99% stayed until the lights came on after a 5 minute standing ovation. No pushing and shoving to leave - we all knew it would take 45 minutes to get out of the park.

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