Monday, December 17, 2018

alvo news, july 13th, 2016



The number of people killed in France is almost the entire population of Alvo - our flag is at half-staff until sundown on Tuesday, July 19th,


 Sun hours for this week

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until autumn
Wed, Jul 13 06:06 AM 08:57 PM 14:51 70
Thu, Jul 14 06:06 AM 08:56 PM 14:50 69
Fri, Jul 15 06:07 AM 08:56 PM 14:49 68
Sat, Jul 16 06:08 AM 08:55 PM 14:47 67
Sun, Jul 17 06:09 AM 08:54 PM 14:45 66
Mon, Jul 18 06:10 AM 08:53 PM 14:43 65
Tue, Jul 19 06:10 AM 08:53 PM 14:43 64

Full moon on Monday, July 18th at 05:56 PM.


Just a very slight improvement over last week... Rain in Cass County has us back to normal, for now. Click on the image for the home page of the UNL drought monitor. Nebraska is not alone. Let's think seriously about conserving water.

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Read the latest Keep Cass County Beautiful Newsletter by clicking HERE. Click on the image to go directly to the web site.



July 13th, 1978 - Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by chairman Henry Ford II.

"Sometimes you just don't like somebody." - Henry Ford II

"We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back." - Lee Iacocca


July 14th, 1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.

"Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater." - George Washington Carver


July 15th, 2006 - The social networking service Twitter was launched.

"Last Friday night, I Twitted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized I posted to Twitter I panicked, I took it down and said that I had been hacked. I then continued with that story, to stick to that story which was a hugely regrettable mistake." - Anthony Weiner


July 16th, 1945 - The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM.

"The only use for an atomic bomb is to keep somebody else from using one." - George Wald


July 17th, 1917 - The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.

"Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance." - King George V


July 18th, 2001 - A train derailed, involving 60 cars, in a Baltimore train tunnel. The fire that resulted lasted for six days and virtually closed down downtown Baltimore for several days.

"As soon as we understood what we were dealing with in that tunnel, that it was not just a derailment, we notified the fire department immediately and worked hand in glove with them." -CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan


NTSB Report     SAIC Report (It's long)



July 18th, 2016 - Republican Convention begins, Cleveland, OH.



July 19th,  1974 - The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him. 

"This is a generation weaned on Watergate, and there is no presumption of innocence and no presumption of good intentions. Instead, there is a presumption that, without relentless scrutiny, the government will misbehave." - Dee Dee Myers



I'm going to reference the party conventions in the next few days, both for the elephants and the donkeys. Trying to maintain my non-partison approach to this circus.



"I would rather attend the public hanging of a good friend.” - GOP strategist Will Ritter regarding his attending the Republican Convention.

“I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president.” - Bernie Sanders


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