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alvo news, november 2, 2016




 Here is a composite of tomorrows Cass County Ballots - your ballot will not have many of the choices on local elections because of where you live. Leave your weapons at home, please.

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First quarter moon on November 6th, 2016 at 1:51 p.m. (local standard time)

 In 2016, daylight saving time — often incorrectly called daylight savings time — will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
Wed, Nov 02 07:58 AM 06:20 PM DST 10:22 49
Thu, Nov 03 07:59 AM 06:19 PM DST 10:20 48
Fri, Nov 04 08:00 AM 06:17 PM DST 10:17 47
Sat, Nov 05 08:02 AM 06:16 PM DST 10:14 46
Sun, Nov 06 07:03 AM 05:15 PM CST 10:12 45
Mon, Nov 07 07:04 AM 05:14 PM CST 10:10 44
Tue, Nov 08 07:02 AM 05:13 PM CST 10:11 43

Abnormally dry areas continue to increase, just not in our part of the state. Lucky us, all the dry and drought areas are short term, meaning less than 6 months duration.

Click on this week's image for the Nebraska page and last week's image for the USA page.This week

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Last week 

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Nov 2nd, 2001 - The computer-animated movie "Monsters, Inc." opened. The film recorded the best debut ever for an animated film and the 6th best of all time.


Click on the image to learn 10 things about Monsters, Inc.

2003 - In the U.S., the Episcopal Church diocese consecrated the church's first openly gay bishop. 

"I think people often come to the synagogue, mosque, the church looking for God and what we give them is religion." - Gene Robinson


Nov 3rd, 1941 - U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Grew warned that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the US.

1998 - Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, was elected governor of Minnesota.

"You can't legislate morality." - Jesse Ventura


Nov 4th, 1979 - Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.


Click on the image for a short history

"We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention. What we are afraid of is Western univrsities." - Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini


Nov 5th, 2009 - At Fort Hood, near Kileen, TX, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, army psychiatrist,  killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.

“The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter." - Nidal Malik Hasan


Nov 6th, 1894 - William C. Hooker received a patent for the mousetrap.


Click on the image for the patent document.


Nov 7th, 1940 - The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington collapsed during a windstorm. The suspension bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940.

Washington State DOT account

YouTube video

1973 - New Jersey became the first state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams. (After a superior court judge ruled in favor of Maria Pepe.)

Makers video link


Nov 8th, 2000 - In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the winner of the 2000 US presidential election. (And we know how that turned out.)


Since the election is the last day of this newsletter week, here are 7 topics to consider (think about) as you vote.....

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