Friday, December 15, 2017

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Alvo has another new resident - Welcome, Stormy, a sweet baby girl who was born on September 4th, weighing 8 lb 2 ounces and at 7 weeks is 10 pounds.

Same story, the panhandle, southwest, south central, extreme southeast and north central abnormally dry areas increased slightly - about 1/2 of 1%. Doesn't sound like much, but that is 226,500 acres or 353.9 square miles of farm and ranch land. In 2013, the average operation was 913 acres in size - that would mean that 248 average size operations are looking at abnormally dry conditions.  The only good news is that there are no moderate drought areas, YET. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site.

Just a point to ponder - although earth is a water planet, only 0.0078% of that water is available to sustain plant, animal and human life. For details, click HERE for the US Geological Survey Water School.

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Nebraska is still much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 07:36 AM 06:47 PM 11:11 69
Thursday, October 15, 2015 07:37 AM 06:45 PM 11:08 68
Friday, October 16, 2015 07:38 AM 06:44 PM 11:06 67
Saturday, October 17, 2015 07:39 AM 06:42 PM 11:03 66
Sunday, October 18, 2015 07:40 AM 06:41 PM 11:01 65
Monday, October 19, 2015 07:41 AM 06:39 PM 10:58 64
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 07:42 AM 06:38 PM 10:56 63

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1st quarter - October 20th at 3:31 PM

During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.

If you want  the funny, go to Bizarre Holidays

For the serious go to History Net

October 14th, 1912 - Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in assassination attempt in Milwaukee. He was saved by the papers in his breast pocket and, though wounded, insisted on finishing his speech.

1947 - Test pilot Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier flying the Bell X-1 rocket plane.

1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis begins; USAF U-2 reconnaissance pilot photographs Cubans installing Soviet-made missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

1964 - Rev. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-violence.

1968 - US Defense Department announces 24,000 soldiers and Marines will be sent back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty.

October 14th is Bald and Free, Emergency Nurses and National Dessert Day. (Emergency Nurses Day is always the second Wednesday in October.)

October 15th, 1914 - Congress passes the Clayton Anti-Trust Act, which labor leader Samuel Gompers calls "labor’s charter of freedom." The act exempts unions from anti-trust laws; strikes, picketing and boycotting become legal; corporate interlocking directorates become illegal, as does setting prices which would effect a monopoly. (Which has been gutted in recent years.)

October 15th is White Cane Safety Day.

October 16th, 1901 - President Theodore Roosevelt incites controversy by inviting black leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.

1940 - Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. becomes the U.S. Army’s first African American Brigadier General. (His son Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. was the first black Air Force General. They were the only two black officers in the US military when Jr. was commissioned.)

1984 - A baboon heart is transplanted into 15-day-old Baby Fae–the first transplant of the kind–at Loma Linda University Medical Center, California. Baby Fae lives until November 15.

October 16th is Boss's and Dictionary Day.

Octorber 17th, 1989 - The worst earthquake in 82 years strikes San Francisco bay area minutes before the start of a World Series game there. The earthquake registers 6.9 on the Richter scale killing 67 and damage is estimated at $10 billion.

October 17th is Sweetest (third Saturday) and Wear Something Gaudy Day.

October 18th, 1968 - US athletes Tommi Smith and John Carlos suspended by US Olympic Committee for giving “black power” salute while receiving their medals at the Olympic Games in Mexico City.

October 18th is No Beard Day.

October 19th, 1781 - Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders to George Washington and Count de Rochambeau at Yorktown, Va. Cornwallis surrenders 7,157 troops, including sick and wounded, and 840 sailors, along with 244 artillery pieces. Losses in this battle had been light on both sides. The Revolutionary War is effectively ended.

1973 - President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes.

October 19th is Evaluate Your Life Day.

October 20th, 1818 - The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States.

1903 - The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain’s, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.

1947 - The House Un-American Activities Committee opens public hearings on alleged communist infiltration in Hollywood. Among those denounced as having un-American tendencies are: Katherine Hepburn, Charles Chaplin and Edward G. Robinson. Among those called to testify is Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan, who denies that leftists ever controlled the Guild and refuses to label anyone a communist.

1973 - Arab oil-producing nations ban oil exports to the United States, following the outbreak of Arab-Israeli war.

1977 - Charter plane crashes in Mississippi, killing three members of popular Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, along with their assistant road manager, the pilot and co-pilot.

October 20th is National Brandied Fruit Day.

"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment." - Margaret Mead

"Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening." - James Hansen
"Faced with the evidence, many deniers have started to admit that gloval warming is real, but argue that humans have little or nothing to do with it." - David Suzuki
"Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic." - Alex Haley
"I assume everything I'm saying in an email or saying on the telephone is being looked at." - Michael Moore
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