Tuesday, May 10th, Nebraska Presidential (other than Democratic Party), state and local Primary - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM at the designated polling place in your precinct.
To register on line, go to the Nebraska Secretary of State website at:
If you are a Cass County resident and want to vote early for the May 10th Primary, go to:
DO NOT let a small group of voters decide who will govern you! VOTE!
STILL no dry areas in the entire state - great news. As long as precipitation stays normal, we should be in good shape for crops, animals and people. 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 much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see
Full moon Wednesday, March 23rd, at 0701 (7:01 AM).
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until spring|
|Wed, Mar 16||07:35 AM||07:34 PM||11:59||4|
|Thu, Mar 17||07:33 AM||07:35 PM||12:02||3|
|Fri, Mar 18||07:31 AM||07:36 PM||12:05||2|
|Sat, Mar 19||07:30 AM||07:37 PM||12:07||1|
|Sun, Mar 20||07:28 AM||07:38 PM||12:10||0||First day of spring|
|Mon, Mar 21||07:26 AM||07:39 PM||12:13||91||Days til summer|
|Tue, Mar 22||07:25 AM||07:40 PM||12:15||90|
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 On This Day
March 16th, 1190 - The Crusaders began the massacre of Jews in York, England.
1968 - US Army troops in Vietnam destroyed a village consisting mostly of women and children. The event is known as the My-Lai massacre.
1988 - Indictments were issued for Lt. Colonel Oliver North, Vice Admiral John Poindexter of the National Security Council, and two others for their involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.
1994 - Tonya Harding pleaded guilty in Portland, OR, to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000. She was also banned from amateur figure skating.
“From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.” - Salman Rushdie
"For this nation to condone the acts of Lieutenant Calley is to make us no better than our enemies and make any pleas by this nation for the humane treatment of our own prisoners meaningless...." - Captain Aubrey Daniels, lead prosecutor in a letter to President Nixon
"I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one." - Lt. Col Oliver North
"[Of the Iran-Contra affair] I made a very deliberate decision to not ask the President, so that I could insulate him from the decision and provide some future deniability for him if it ever leaked out." - Admiral John Poindexter
"Truthfully I don't remember much about anything after the Olympics 'cause I, I lost everything." - Tonya Harding
March 17th, 1886 - 20 Blacks were killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.
1970 - The US Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case. Peers Report Link
1973 - The first American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the "Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1999 - A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS.
2000 - In Kanungu, Uganda, a fire at a church linked to the cult known as the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments killed more than 530. On March 31, officials set the number of deaths linked to the cult at more than 900 after authorities subsequently found mass graves at various sites linked to the cult. Link to the story
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“The riot was provoked and perpetrated by the outrage and conduct of the Negroes.” - Robert Lowry, Governor of Mississippi
“After having asked for over 3,700 men, they gave us their list, the Vietnamese list of 591, which I happened to be one of. We accepted that list and came home in four groups. 591 men. And on April 13, 1973, and this is public record, the US government said, ‘they’re all dead!’. Well, my question is, what happened to those other 3,109 that we asked for between March of 73 and April 73, when we declared them all dead. What happened to those men?” - Capt. Eugene "Red" McDaniel, former POW
“In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care. [DEA Administrative Law Judge, 1988]" - Francis Young
"When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion." - Robert M. Pirsig
"When I hear from people that religion doesn't hurt anything, I say really? Well besides wars, the crusades, the inquisitions, 9-11, ethnic cleansing, the suppression of women, the suppression of homosexuals, fatwas, honor killings, suicide bombings, arranged marriages to minors, human sacrifice, burning witches, and systematic sex with children, I have a few little quibbles. And I forgot blowing up girl schools in Afghanistan." - Bill Maher
"I wouldn't believe Donald Trump if his tongue was notarized." - Leona Helmsley
March 19th, 1879 - Jim Currie opened fire on the actors Maurice Barrymore and Ben Porter near Marshall, TX. The shots wounded Barrymore and killed Porter. Story Link
1987 - Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned from the PTL due to a scandal involving Jessica Hahn.
1899 - At Sing Sing prison, Martha M. Place became the first woman to be executed in the electric chair. She was put to death for the murder of her stepdaughter.
1933 - The first German concentration camp was completed at Dachau.
1976 - Patricia Hearst was convicted of armed robbery for her role in the hold up of a San Francisco Bank.
2002 - Arthur Andersen (accounting firm) pleaded innocent to charges that it had shredded documents and deleted computer files related to the energy company Enron.
"Given the decision by the Justice Department to indict the entire 26,000-person firm, it is inevitable there will be some personnel cuts." - Arthur Andersen press statement