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Best news yet - 99.99% of the state has normal soil moisture levels. 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 much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

New moon is on Saturday, January 9th.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until spring
Wed, Jan 06 07:50 AM 05:13 PM 9:23 74
Thu, Jan 07 07:50 AM 05:14 PM 9:24 73
Fri, Jan 08 07:50 AM 05:14 PM 9:24 72
Sat, Jan 09 07:50 AM 05:16 PM 9:26 71
Sun, Jan 10 07:50 AM 05:17 PM 9:27 70
Mon, Jan 11 07:49 AM 05:18 PM 9:29 69
Tue, Jan 12 07:50 AM 05:19 PM 9:29 68

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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

January 6th, 2001 - In one of the closest Presidential elections in U.S. history, George W. Bush was finally declared the winner of the bitterly contested 2000 Presidential elections more then five weeks after the election due to the disputed Florida ballots.

2005 - Former Ku Klux Klan organizer Edgar Ray Killen arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.

2014 - US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve Bank in the central bank’s 100-year history.

January 6th is Bean and Cuddle Up day. If only one cuddler eats beans, this will never work.

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you want to work on." - George W. Bush

"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods." - George W. Bush

"A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government." - Al Gore
"Surveillance technologies now available - including the monitoring of virtually all digital information - have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police state is already in place." - Al Gore
"I am anxious to fix welfare. There has to be more training and child care." - Janet Yellen
January 7th, 1955 - Marian Anderson becomes the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House.
1999 - The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton opens in the US Senate.
January 7th is Old Rock day.

"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman." - Marian Anderson

"Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think." - Bill Clintion

January 8th, 2011 - An attempted assassination of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords is part of a shooting spree in which Jared Lee Loughner kills 6 and wounds 13.

January 8th is Bubble Bath and Male Watchers day.

"Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets." - Gabrielle Giffords

January 9th, 1776 - Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, a scathing attack on King George III’s reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence.

2007 - Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, unveils the first iPhone.

January 9th is Play God day.

"Of all tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst." - Thomas Paine"

It's not a faith in technology, it's faith in people." - Steve Jobs

 January 10th, 1811 - An uprising of over 400 slaves is put down in New Orleans. Sixty-six blacks are killed and their heads are strung up along the roads of the city. NPR article
1984 - The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years.
January 10th is Houseplant Appreciation and Peculiar People day.  You're not peculiar if you talk to your houseplants, but if your plants talk to you - you're peculiar.
"Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it." - Pope John Paul II
January 11th,  1940 - Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., becomes the U.S. Army’s first black general, his son would later become a general as well. Click HERE for his biography.
1980 - Honda announces it will build the first Japanese-owned passenger-car assembly plant in the United States–in Ohio. The plant was completed in 1982 next to Honda's motorcycle plant. Click HERE for more.
2003 - Illinois Gov. George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on the state’s death row in the wake of allegations that Chicago police detective and commander Jon Burge tortured confessions from some 200 suspects over a 19 year period.

January 11th is Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends day. Not in Nebraska

 "I'm going to sleep well tonight knowing that I made the right decision." - Governor George Ryan
January 12th, 1938 - Austria recognizes the Franco government in Spain.
1973 - Yassar Arafat is re-elected as head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
January 12th is Feast of Fabulous Wild Men and National Pharmacist day.
"There will be no communism." - Francisco Franco
"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations." - Yasser Arafat
"The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled." - H. Ross Perot
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