Friday, December 15, 2017

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Full moon on Saturday, Oct 15th at 11:23 PM

 

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
Wed, Oct 12 07:34 AM 06:49 PM 11:15 70
Thu, Oct 13 07:35 AM 06:47 PM 11:12 69
Fri, Oct 14 07:36 AM 06:46 PM 11:10 68
Sat, Oct 15 07:37 AM 06:44 PM 11:07 67
Sun, Oct 16 07:39 AM 06:43 PM 11:04 66
Mon, Oct 17 07:40 AM 06:41 PM 11:01 65
Tue, Oct 18 07:41 AM 06:40 PM 10:59 64

  

The overall dryness is decreasing, but one county is still in the same severe drought situation...

Click on either map for the UNL Drought Monitor home page

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Last week below

 

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Rain permitting, fall harvest is underway, meaning cars, pickups and motorcycles are sharing roads with combines, tractors with grain (big) carts, straight and semi-trailer grain trucks. Combines, tractors with dual tires and (big) grain carts are wider than 8 feet. Semi-trailer trucks aren't wider, but boy are they longer. Every piece of equipment you might encounter is heavier than your ride. When weather is good, harvesting occurs 24/7. Here are some survival tips: 1 - Slow down; 2 - Move over; 3 - Stay out of equipment blind spots; 4 - Wear your lap and shoulder belts.

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What happened some time ago....

Without history, there would be no future - Unknown

"History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided." - Konrad Adenauer

Oct 12, 1945 - Private First Class Desmond T. Doss was presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery as a medical corpsman. He was the first conscientious objector in American history to win the award.

"I would rather have this medal than be president." - Harry S. Truman

Oct 13th, 1775 - The Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.

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Oct 14th, 1912 - Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee, WI. Roosevelt's wound in the chest was not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.

"The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best.” - Teddy Roosevelt

1947 - Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break the sound barrier.

"It's really difficult for fanatic churchgoers to understand God can't help me. I'm the only one who can help me." - Chuck Yeager

1987 - Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned well in Midland, TX. The rescue took 58 hours.

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Scott Shaw's Pulitzer Prize photo

"I'll never forget her singing 'Winnie the Pooh.' " - Odessa police detective

Oct 15th, 1946 - Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.

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"Of course the people don’t want war. After all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." - Hermann Goering     Does this sound familiar?

 

Oct 16th, 2002 - The Arthur Andersen accounting firm was sentenced to five years probation and fined $500,000 for obstructing a federeal investigation of the energy company Enron. Later overturned by the Supreme Court and the Justice Department did not retry the case.

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Oct 17th, 1973 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-embargo against several countries including the US and Great Britain. The incident stemmed from Western support of Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. The embargo lasted until March of 1974.

"Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices, let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems." - Pete Dominici

1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay area in California. The quake caused about 67 deaths, 3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Oct 18th, 1929 - The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled that women were to be considered as persons in Canada. The Famous Five Foundation link

"If women had the vote there would be no need to come twice asking for better legislation for women and children." - Henrietta muir Edwards, one of the Famous Five

  

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