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alvo news, march 17th, 2016





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.


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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


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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.


March 16th is Freedom of Information and Everything You Do is Right day.


“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


March 17th is Submarine and St. Patrick's day.

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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


 March 18th, 1190 - Crusaders killed 57 Jews in Bury St. Edmonds England.
1992 - Leona Helmsley was sentenced to 4 years in prison for tax evasion.

 March 18th is Goddess of Fertility and Supreme Sacrifice day.


"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.


March 19th is Poultry and, this year, National Quilting (third Saturday of the month) day.
"As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law. There's nothing you can do to us. You're just a church secretary." - Jessica Hahn
 March 20th, 1792 - In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approved the use of the guillotine.

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.


"Tolerance is a sign of weakness." - Theodor Eiche, Dachau commandant
 "Well, you know, it's really been, you know, quite a trip for me." - Patty Hearst

"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 


March 21st, 1925 - The state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. It was a law that made it a crime for a teacher in any state-supported public school to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the Bible's account of man's creation.

1972 - The US Supreme Court ruled that states could not require one year of residency for voting eligibility.
2002 - In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was charged with murder for his role in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pear. Three other Islamic militants that were in custody were also charged along with seven more accomplices that were still at large.
March 21st is Credit Card Reduction and Fragrance day.
 March 22nd, 1872 - Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in employment. Myra Bradwell suit
"When I was a young lawyer, working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously." - Bella Abzug
March 22nd is National Goof Off day.
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Quote of the week - "It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week." - Laurence J Peter


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