Thursday, December 13, 2018

alvo news, may 11th, 2016


16sorry5Sorry for the late newsletter - Monday night storms - then Tuesday we were poll workers in Murdock all day. Here's the LINK to Cass County election results.

Happiness is no abnormally dryness anywhere in Nebraska! Of course, for people in Lancaster and Cass Counties (and Iowa) it came with a price on Monday - tornadoes, hail deep enough to shovel, lightning. Click HERE for the US map. Click on the image for the Nebraska page with more data connections.

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1st quarter, Friday the 13th at 1202 (12:02 PM)


Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer
Wed, May 11 06:12 AM 08:33 PM 14:21 40
Thu, May 12 06:10 AM 08:34 PM 14:24 39
Fri, May 13 06:09 AM 08:35 PM 14:26 38
Sat, May 14 06:09 AM 08:36 PM 14:27 37
Sun, May 15 06:08 AM 08:37 PM 14:29 36
Mon, May 16 06:07 AM 08:38 PM 14:31 35
Tue, May 17 06:06 AM 08:39 PM 14:33 34



Historical bits from On This Day



May 11th, 1998 - A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency. The coin is known as the euro. CNN Press Release


"Stabilizing the Euro is one thing, healing the culture that surrounds it is another." - Jonathan Sacks


May 12th, 1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women.


"I'd always thought hurricanes were romantic, with pretty feminine names like Celestine." - Mark Shand

Stabilizing the euro is one thing, healing the culture that surrounds it is another.
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Stabilizing the euro is one thing, healing the culture that surrounds it is another.
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May 13th, 1968 - Peace talks between the US and North Vietnam began in Paris.


"Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today, with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands. He will never appear in a court or be behind bars." - George Galloway


May 14th, 1975 - US forces raided the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez. All 40 crew members were released safely by Cambodia. About 40 US servicemen were killed in the military operation. Stars and Stripes Article


"Actually, 41 were killed or missing, presumed killed in action." - Dave


May 15th, President Nixon appointed the first female US Army generals, Colonels Anna Mae Hays, Chief, Army Nurse Corps and Elizabeth P. Hoisington, Chief, Womens Army Corps.


"And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet." - Katherine Dunn


May 16th, 1987 - The Mobro 4000 set sail from New York Harbor with 3,200 tons of garbage. The barge traveled 6,000 miles in search of a place to dump its load. It returned to New York Harbor after 8 weeks with the same load. Mother Board article


"Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans." - Jacques Yves Cousteau


May 17th, 2001 - The US Postal Service issued a stamp based on Charles M Schulz's 'Peanuts' comic strip. Click on the image for the story.




"In America, anyone can become president - that's the problem." - George Carlin


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