May 2017 archive

FYI May 31, 2017

May 31st is National Macaroon Day!     May 31, 2017 – NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DAY – NATIONAL MACAROON DAY – NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY – NATIONAL SPEAKING IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY – NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY     On this day: 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last …

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Music May 31, 2017


Quotes May 31, 2017

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963     Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. Vernon Sanders Law, 1930-present     Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983   …

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907 Updates May 31, 2017

Must Read Alaska     By Travis Khachatoorian: Email warns state workers of potential layoffs, government shutdown     By Dan Carpenter: Alaska Native leaders discuss priorities with Zinke     By Blake Essig: Alaska Native Veterans seek to revive expired land bill     Author: Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post: The National Spelling …

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Shorpy May 31, 2017


Congratulations Capt. Amanda Plachek!

First female Alaska Army National Guard Soldier completes army maneuver course JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —When Capt. Amanda Plachek isn’t commanding the 134th Public Affairs Detachment or running the State Partnership Program for the Alaska National Guard, she’s paving the way for her fellow Soldiers by becoming the first Alaska Army National Guard female to …

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Videos May 30, 2017


FYI May 30, 2017

May 30 is National Mint Julep Day!   May 30, 2017 – NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY – NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY – LOOMIS DAY – NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY   On this day: 1834 – Minister of Justice Joaquim António de Aguiar issues a law seizing “all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices and …

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907 Updates May 30, 2017

Froze last night~     By Mike Ross: Quake rattles Kenai Peninsula     Great! Author: Tom Morphet, Chilkat Valley News: Survivor of fatal Haines plane crash rescued by local residents as water rose     By KTUU Staff: WATCH: JBER holds its Memorial Day Ceremony     By Sidney Sullivan: DATA VIZ: Homeless Veterans …

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Shorpy May 30, 2017