Robert E. Howard

16 Jul 19
Cop Blaster

This staff roster from comes from the 2011 agreement between Multnomah County and the Multnomah County Corrections Deputy Association. Addendum C. of that agreement includes a “Seniority List” containing the first name, last name, and in many cases middle initial of 371 individuals employed by the Corrections Division at that time. Cop Blaster located it […]

16 Jul 19
WSPA 7News
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he wished his two moonwalking colleagues could have shared the moment at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, the departure point for humanity’s first moon landing. “Wonderful feeling to be back,” the 88-year-old command module pilot said on NASA TV. “There’s a difference this time. I want to turn and ask Neil a question and maybe tell Buzz Aldrin something, and of course, I’m here by myself.” At NASA’s invitation, Collins marked the precise moment — 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — that the Saturn V rocket blasted off. He was seated at the base of the pad alongside Kennedy’s director, Robert Cabana, a former space shuttle commander. Collins recalled the tension surrounding the crew that day. “Apollo 11 … was serious business. We, crew, felt the weight of the world on our shoulders. We knew that everyone would be looking at us, friend or foe, and we wanted to do the best we possibly could,” he said. Collins remained in lunar orbit, tending to Columbia, the mother ship, while Armstrong and Aldrin landed in the Eagle on July 20, 1969, and spent 2 ½ hours walking the gray, dusty lunar surface. Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit is unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)This March 30, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows the crew of the Apollo 11, from left, Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, module pilot; Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. (NASA via AP)FILE – In this July 16, 1969 file photo, from right, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin walk to the van that will take the crew to the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida. (AP Photo/File)Jack Heely, 5, of Alexandria, Va., wears a toy space helmet as he arrives as one of the first visitors to view Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, background, after it is unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)In this July 20, 2009 file photo, Apollo 11 astronauts, from left, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong stand in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on the 40th anniversary of the mission’s moon landing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)In this July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface with temperatures ranging from 243 degrees above to 279 degrees below zero. Astronaut Michael Collins flew the command module. (Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP)Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit is unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Rick Armstrong, the son of Neil Armstrong, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, shake hands after unveiling Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)Rick Armstrong, the son of Neil Armstrong, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, stand together after unveiling Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)People cheer at the moment of lift-off during the Apollo 11 Launch Flashback, broadcast by CBS at the Kennedy Space Center’s Apollo/Saturn V exhibit, Tuesday July 16, 2019. Guests viewed a rebroadcast of the 1969 launch from the grandstands at the Banana Creek viewing area to commemorate the launch of the Saturn V rocket and the Apollo 11 crew 50 years ago. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)A lunar module, the same type that landed on the moon for Apollo 11, is displayed behind Vice President Mike Pence as he speaks before the unveiling of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)A space suit USB thumb drive is handed out to members of the media before Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit is unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Rafiel Santos and Silvia Freddo, and their two children Jose Eduardo, 11, right, and Gustavo, 6, bottom, of Santa Catarina, Brazil, take a selfie as some of the first visitors to view Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit after it is unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Michael Collins, right, speaks to Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana at Launch Complex 39A, about the moments leading up to launch at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, and what it was like to be part of the first mission to land on the moon. Collins was orbiting in the Command Module, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the surface in the Lunar Module. (Frank Michaux/NASA via AP) A reunion Tuesday at the Kennedy firing room by past and present launch controllers — and Collins’ return to the pad, now leased to SpaceX — kicked off a week of celebrations marking each day of Apollo 11′s eight-day voyage. In Huntsville, Alabama, where the Saturn V was developed, some 4,900 model rockets lifted off simultaneously, commemorating the moment the Apollo 11 crew blasted off for the moon. More than 1,000 youngsters attending Space Camp counted down … “5, 4, 3, 2, 1!” — and cheered as the red, white and blue rockets created a gray cloud, at least for a few moments, in the sky. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center was shooting for an altitude of at least 100 feet (30 meters) in order to set a new Guinness Book of World Records. Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden helped with the mass launching. Also present: all three children of German-born rocket genius Wernher von Braun, who masterminded the Saturn V. At the Air and Space Museum in Washington, the spacesuit that Armstrong wore went back on display in mint condition, complete with lunar dust left on the suit’s knees, thighs and elbows. On hand for the unveiling were Vice President Mike Pence, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Armstrong’s older son, Rick. Armstrong died in 2012. A fundraising campaign took just five days to raise the $500,000 needed for the restoration. Calling Armstrong a hero, Pence said “the American people express their gratitude by preserving this symbol of courage.” Back at Kennedy, NASA televised original launch video of Apollo 11, timed down to the second. Then Cabana turned his conversation with Collins to NASA’s next moonshot program, Artemis, named after the twin sister of Greek mythology’s Apollo. It seeks to put the first woman and next man on the lunar surface — the moon’s south pole — by 2024. President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon by the end of 1969 took eight years to achieve. Collins said he likes the name Artemis and, even more, likes the concept behind Artemis. “But I don’t want to go back to the moon,” Collins told Cabana. “I want to go direct to Mars. I call it the JFK Mars Express.” Collins noted that the moon-first crowd has merit to its argument and he pointed out Armstrong himself was among those who believed returning to the moon “would assist us mightily in our attempt to go to Mars.” Cabana assured Collins, “We believe the faster we get to the moon, the faster we get to Mars as we develop those systems that we need to make that happen.” About 100 of the original 500 launch controllers and managers on July 16, 1969, reunited in the firing room Tuesday morning. The crowd also included members of NASA’s next moon management team, including Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, launch director for the still-in-development Space Launch System moon rocket. The SLS will surpass the Saturn V, the world’s most powerful rocket to fly to date. Blackwell-Thompson said she got goosebumps listening to the replay of the Apollo 11 countdown. Hearing Collins’ “personal account of what that was like was absolutely amazing.” The lone female launch controller for Apollo 11, JoAnn Morgan, enjoyed seeing the much updated- firing room. One thing was notably missing, though: stacks of paper. “We could have walked to the moon on the paper,” Morgan said. Later Tuesday, Collins was going to be reunited with two other Apollo astronauts at an evening gala at Kennedy, including Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke, who was the capsule communicator in Mission Control for the Apollo 11 moon landing. Huntsville’s rocket center also had a special anniversary dinner on tap Tuesday night, with Aldrin and other retired Apollo and Skylab astronauts and rocket scientists. Only four of the 12 moonwalkers from 1969 through 1972 are still alive: Aldrin, Duke, Apollo 15′s David Scott and Apollo 17′s Harrison Schmitt. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs said Aldrin, 89, bowed out of the launch pad visit, citing his intense schedule of appearances. Aldrin hosted a gala in Southern California last Saturday and planned to head directly to the Huntsville dinner. Aldrin and Collins may reunite in Washington on Friday or Saturday, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11′s moon landing. ___ Science writer Seth Borenstein contributed from Washington. ___ Follow AP’s full coverage of the Apollo 11 anniversary at: https://apnews.com/Apollo11moonlanding ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Copyright 2019 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
16 Jul 19
News from the San Diego Becks

My Top 10 Glory Field of Dreams Born on the Fourth of July Henry V My Left Foot The Little Mermaid Enemies, a Love Story Drugstore Cowboy Batman Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade note:  A fantastic Top 5 and Top 10 which is pretty much the case for any category in this year.  There’s […]

16 Jul 19
News Directory

City health commissioner declares Code Tuesday through Sunday Updated: 10:19 AM EDT July 16, 2019 Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, alert to Heat's Red Extreme Code for the majority of the week. The heat index is expected to reach over 100 degrees for several days. Dzirasa issued a Red Code Heating Warning for […]

16 Jul 19
The New Rambler

Depending on which statistic you believe, one out of every two people who dies of venomous snake bite is in India. That’s easier to accept if you realize that one out of every seven people is in India and large areas of the rest of the world are snake-free. You’d think people in India would […]

16 Jul 19
Meghan's Oscar Odyssey

Continuing with the Best Picture nominees are three more films from the list of 10 nominees. If you want more information on what my goals are check-out my Purpose & Format page.  Smilin’ Through (1932) – *Best Picture Nominee* Based on a 1919 play of the same name by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin, adapted for the […]

16 Jul 19
Quantum Electronics

Quantum 3, 164 (2019). https://doi.org/10.22331/q-2019-07-12-164 Quantum samplers are believed capable of sampling efficiently from distributions that are classically hard to sample from. We consider a sampler inspired by the classical Ising model. It is nonadaptive and therefore experimentally amenable. Under a plausible conjecture, classical sampling upto additive errors from this model is known to be […]

16 Jul 19
The Columbia Paper

Ella M. Amidon (1931 – 2019) BENNINGTON, VT—Ella M. (Sweener) Amidon, 88, of Petersburgh died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Stephentown February 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Louis N. and Florence D. (Moon) Sweener.

16 Jul 19
The Chestnut Post

Discover this year’s award-winning titles recognized in this global celebration of literary excellence TORONTO, July 16, 2019 (Newswire.com) – ​​Literary Excellence Incorporated, founder and sponsor of the Book Excellence Awards, is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Book Excellence Awards Competition. The Book Excellence Awards is an international book awards competition dedicated to […]

16 Jul 19
INSPIRING WORLD

Note. Many inventions are often progressive developments, with no one person fully responsible. In many cases, it is hard to pin-point the exact date and person responsible for the invention. Sometimes many people are involved, with a basic model being improved on and turned into workable models. Aluminium (1880s) Aluminium is one of the most abundant […]

15 Jul 19
The New Rambler

Not the worst of weeks but still far behind goal. 1. Run 365 miles: 0.0 on the elliptical machine and 0.0 on the treadmill, for 32.9 miles overall. 2. 3,000 push ups: 180. No change again for 19 weeks. 3. Lose 15 pounds: didn’t check again. 4. Send out 100 resumes: 11 but I almost […]

15 Jul 19
www.actvets.cc

Hello Vets, In the Bleat this week; From the Desk of the Handicapper Racing this Week From the Race Committee Race Reports Please send me your contributions at: TheBleat@actvets.cc Ian Morton

15 Jul 19
Sarah's Corner

The Cuckoo Boy by Grant Gillespie The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan Ordinary Ghosts by Eireann Corrigan Talking In the Dark: A Poetry Memoir by Billy Merrell Frenchtown Summer by Robert Cormier Recovery Road by Blake Nelson The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson New Rules of High School by […]

15 Jul 19
Wausau Pilot & Review

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Edwin “Ed” Zagzebski Edwin “Ed” Zagzebski, 83, of Schofield peacefully passed away with his family by his side Thursday afternoon, July 11, 2019. Ed was born Dec. 23, 1935, to Alice and Edwin Zagrzebski of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He graduated from […]