OK - here we are, moving into November - time to set the clocks back Saturday night AND it's also time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
A big thank you to Lincoln Surgical Hospital for their annual FREE influenza inoculation program. First come, first serve and they run out of vaccine early. This is one way they give back to the community. This program saves people's lives.
Over 16 million acres of Nebraska are now dryer than normal (or 35.44% of land area). That equals 25084 square miles. Meaning - now there are 17584 average size (913 acres) operations 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.
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 28, 2015||07:51 AM||06:27 PM||10:36||55|
|Thursday, October 29, 2015||07:52 AM||06:26 PM||10:34||54|
|Friday, October 30, 2015||07:54 AM||06:24 PM||10:30||53|
|Saturday, October 31, 2015||07:55 AM||06:23 PM||10:28||52|
|Sunday, November 01, 2015||06:56 AM||05:22 PM||10:26||51|
|Monday, November 02, 2015||06:57 AM||05:21 PM||10:24||50|
|Tuesday, November 03, 2015||06:58 AM||05:19 PM||10:21||49|
Phase of the Moon on November 3, 2015: Last Quarter at 6:24 a.m. (local standard time)
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 28th, 1886 - The Statue of Liberty, originally named Liberty Enlightening the World, is dedicated at Liberty Island, N. Y., formerly Bedloe’s Island, by President Grover Cleveland. - Today, many want to build a fence to keep other immigrants out.
2005 - Libby "Scooter" Lewis, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, resigns after being indicted for "outing" CIA agent Valerie Plame. Washington Post conviction story New York Daily News Commutation Story - Why aren't Cheney and Rove in jail? They committed treason.
October 28th is Plush Animals Lovers Day.
"Mr. Luskin also says that Rove did not knowingly disclose classified information and did not tell any reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA." - Michael Isikoff
October 29th, 1929 - Black Tuesday–the most catastrophic day in stock market history, the herald of the Great Depression. 16 million shares were sold at declining prices. By mid-November $30 billion of the $80 billion worth of stocks listed in September will have been wiped out.
2004 - For the first time, Osama bin Laden admits direct responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US; his comments are part of a video broadcast by the Al Jazeera network.
October 29th is Hermit Day.
"Jihad will continue even if I am not around." - Osama bin Laden
October 30th, 1938 - H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds is broadcast over the radio by Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre. Many panic believing it is an actual newscast about a Martian invasion.
1991 - BET Holdings Inc., becomes the first African-American company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
"A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind." - Mary Shelley
Octorber 31st, 1971 - People's Republic of Viet Nam begins the release of 1,938 Hanoi POW’s.
2002 - Former Enron Corp. CEO Andrew Fastow convicted on 78 counts of conspiracy, money laundering, obstruction of justice and wire fraud; the Enron collapse cost investors millions and led to new oversight legislation.
"I believe I was extremely greedy." - Andrew Fastow
November 1st, 1982 - Honda opens a plant in Marysville, Ohio, becoming the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the US. We like our Hondas.
November 1st is All Saints Day
"I still drive my Honda Accord. The paint is almost all worn off. It's still running" - Larry Wall
November 2nd, 1920 - Charlotte Woodward, who signed the 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration calling for female voting rights, casts her ballot in a presidential election. National Historical Park article She was the only one of the original signers still alive.
"Suffrage is the pivotal right." - Susan B. Anthony
November 3rd, 1883 - The U.S. Supreme Court declares American Indians to be "dependent aliens."
1794 - Thomas Paine is released from a Parisian jail with help from the American ambassador James Monroe. He was arrested for having offended the Robespierre faction.
1979 - Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis kill 5 and wound 7 members of the Communist Workers Party during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, NC; the incident becomes known as the Greensboro Massacre.
"One good schoolmaster is of more worth than a hundred priests." - Thomas Paine
"To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life. Every politician has lied about something because they are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections." - Peter Schuyler
"Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Robert Heinlein
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans." - James Herriot
"Sometimes you have to dance to the music that's playing." - Seeley Booth