FYI October 14, 2018

On This Day

1968 – Apollo program: The first live TV broadcast by American astronauts in orbit performed by the Apollo 7 crew.
Wally Schirra
Walt Cunningham
Donn Eisele
First manned Earth orbital demonstration of Block II CSM, launched on Saturn IB. First live television publicly broadcast from a manned mission.
Apollo 7 was an October 1968 human spaceflight mission carried out by the United States. It was the first mission in the United States’ Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first U.S. spaceflight to carry astronauts since the flight of Gemini XII in November 1966. The AS-204 mission, also known as “Apollo 1”, was intended to be the first manned flight of the Apollo program. It was scheduled to launch in February 1967, but a fire in the cabin during a January 1967 test killed the crew. Manned flights were then suspended for 21 months, while the cause of the accident was investigated and improvements made to the spacecraft and safety procedures, and unmanned test flights of the Saturn V rocket and Apollo Lunar Module were made. Apollo 7 fulfilled Apollo 1’s mission of testing the Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) in low Earth orbit.

The Apollo 7 crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with senior pilot / navigator Donn F. Eisele, and pilot / systems engineer R. Walter Cunningham. Official crew titles were made consistent with those that would be used for the manned lunar landing missions: Eisele was Command Module Pilot and Cunningham was Lunar Module Pilot. Their mission was Apollo’s ‘C’ mission, an 11-day Earth-orbital test flight to check out the redesigned Block II CSM with a crew on board. It was the first time a Saturn IB vehicle put a crew into space; Apollo 7 was the first three-person American space mission, and the first to include a live TV broadcast from an American spacecraft. It was launched on October 11, 1968, from what was then known as Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida. Despite tension between the crew and ground controllers, the mission was a complete technical success, giving NASA the confidence to send Apollo 8 into orbit around the Moon two months later. The flight would prove to be the final space flight for all of its three crew members—and the only one for both Cunningham and Eisele—when it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on October 22, 1968. It was also the only manned launch from Launch Complex 34, as well as the last launch from the complex.

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JSC-498 Flight of Apollo 7



Born On This Day

1894 – Victoria Drummond, British marine engineer (d. 1978)
Victoria Alexandrina Drummond MBE (1894–1978), was the first woman marine engineer in Britain and first woman member of Institute of Marine Engineers. In World War II she served at sea as an engineering officer in the British Merchant Navy and received awards for bravery under enemy fire.




By Whitney Kimball: Saturday Night Social: Meow Like an Otter, Dance Like a Goat


By Jason Torchinsky: Chevy Once Used the Power of Cat Videos to Sell Corvairs

By Jason Torchinsky: This May Be The Sistine Chapel of Idiotic Driving Dashcam Videos
By Patrick Redford: Report: Aaron Hernandez Was Sexually Abused As A Boy
By Patrick Redford: Jadeveon Clowney Tackled Chris Ivory By A Single Dreadlock
By Susan Karlin: How a real Apollo astronaut helped First Man shoot the moon Al Worden on what Neil Armstrong was really like, how space flight is like playing the piano, and why the flag controversy is lunacy.

By jcooperc: Windy Mountainside Gardening
By nmurawsky: Seward Climate – So, What’s Normal?
By Eric Czuleger: You Can Learn Everything You Need to Know by Teaching 4th Graders in Iraqi Kurdistan
Children know what adults claim to have tamed in themselves: They know that violence is an antidote to fear. It is not a good antidote, but often, it is the only antidote. So the boys swung fists and lunch boxes. They kicked and bloodied each other. They fought under the stairs while some students watched, some went to tell teachers and others were too absorbed in the bright sunny day to care.
By Anirban Mahapatra: A Clash Over Antarctica’s Future Is Deepening
By Andrew Egan: The Lazarus Libraries What happens when “lost” films and television shows become found once again—and what that does to the work’s cultural legacy.
By Gary Price: Northern Ireland: “Belfast Central Library at 130: ‘No Longer are We Just Librarians’”

The Passive Voice – A Million Indie Titles Were Published Last Year, Matters of Tolerance, Can Typos Give Insight Into Your Mental Health? More ->
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Borges on Turning Trauma, Misfortune, and Humiliation into Raw Material for Art, The Mesmerizing Microscopy of Trees: Otherworldly Images Revealing the Cellular Structure of Wood Specimens and more ->
Two Nerdy History Girls Breakfast Links Week of October 8, 2018: Dozens of costume history books to read on line via The Getty, The challenges of war to a woman: Baroness Frederika von Riedesel describes the second Battle of Saratoga, In the 1870s, a radical journalist and a photographer documented London street life with these images and more ->
Zat Rana: Why You Are Not Who You Say You Are
More and more, we live in a world where we are defined by who we say we are rather than who we really are. It seems like we would rather talk than do the work required to understand what it is that we truly embody. It’s easier to speak than to be silent, of course, so not only do we never observe the space that we need to observe to see the truth, but we don’t even give ourselves the chance to create it to begin with.


By Penolopy Bulnick: Homemade Halloween Decorations









907 Updates October 14, 2018

Snow on Flattop!

By Chris Klint: Taxi driver killed in fiery early-morning crash
By Sean Maguire: Anchorage police search for hit-and-run suspect who left victim with ‘life-threatening’ injuries
By Chris Klint: Unlicensed Kenai River fishing guide behind bars, loses boat
In addition to the fine and forfeiture of the boat, trailer and electronics, Hollandsworth was ordered to serve 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended.

After his release, he will be placed on probation for a year during which he will not be allowed to fish – or “be in a boat on the Kenai River with persons that are fishing.”
By Chris Klint: Elders & Youth Conference set to begin Sunday in Anchorage
By Beth Verge: State says it will prioritize Alaskans in Alaska LNG project hiring process
By Chris Klint: NTSB: Weather likely led to long-lost plane’s Southeast crash
By Anna Rose Macarthur: Gubernatorial Campaigns Present Their Ideas On How To Improve Alaska Rural Public Safety

Military October 14, 2018

By Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer: In Afghanistan, He Was An Army MP. At Home, He’s A Convicted Pimp
Boston, nicknamed “Romeo,” faces 15 years to life and a $250,000 fine for each trafficking conviction, and will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad at a later date. Boston remained in custody Friday at the Mecklenburg County Jail.
By Paul Szoldra: Technician Accidentally Fires Vulcan Cannon And Destroys An F-16 On The Ground In Belgium
Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: US Envoy for Afghan Peace Returns to Kabul as Latest Bombing Kills 14
By Jim Garamone: Bells of Peace Will Ring Again
At 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Americans will have a chance to remember the sacrifices of those killed in World War I by participating in the Bells of Peace program.

The United States World War One Centennial Commission is offering an app with a built-in countdown timer. When the timer reaches 11 a.m. local time, bells of peace will toll from your mobile device. To download the app go to: Afghanistan War Veteran Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro On Prosthetic Legs
By JoNel Aleccia: Widower Takes Ban On Military Injury Claims to Supreme Court
More than four years after Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a Washington state military hospital, her husband still doesn’t know exactly how — or why — it happened.

Walter Daniel, a former Coast Guard officer, demanded explanations from officials at the Naval Hospital Bremerton, where his wife, known as “Moani,” died on March 9, 2014.




Quotes October 14, 2018

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
“Clarity affords focus.”
Thomas Leonard
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes,
mathematician and philosopher
To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.
Isaac Asimov,
writer and professor
People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing — refusing to participate in activities that make life bad.
Leo Tolstoy,
“Do not seek the because—in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.”
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin
“Love is like a flower; friendship is like a sheltering tree.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
Mary Tyler Moore
“I love the light for it shows me the way, yet I endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
Og Mandino
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll all wake you up to the good stuff you were not paying attention to”
Good Will Hunting
”It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will”
L.M. Montgomery
“The scary thing about distance is you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.”
Nicolas Sparks
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
Edna St Vincent Millay
“Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.”
Kay Knudsen
It’s hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss them, that means you’re lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.”
Nikki Schiefelbein
“I miss you like the sun misses the flowers, like the sun misses the flowers in the depths of winter, instead of beauty to direct it’s light to, the heart hardens like the frozen world which your absence has banished me to.”
William in “A Knight’s Tale”
“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary”
The Dead Poets Society
“I will survive my grief. Amen. I have run into the darkness and arrived in the morning still living. Amen. I have made my home anywhere I still have a name. Amen. I swear that they cannot kill us all. Amen”
Hanif Willis-Abdurraquib
“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match”
Mia Hamm

“I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential”
Nicki Minaj

“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience'”
Oprah Winfrey

Music October 14, 2018



Images October 13, 2018

Webneel: 20 Creative Photo Manipulation works from top designers – 2018

Aditya Vyas
Uttarakhand, India
So, I went to a trek in the Himalayas with 10 of my friends. We were staying at our base camp which is a small village Naitwar in Uttarakhand. We were lucky enough to reach by sunset. I took my Canon and started clicking pics of the snow peaked mountains around. I just happened to notice that some clouds had come in front of the sun and it was a glorious sight. I immediately reduced the ISO and clicked this pic. When I saw it I was mesmerised and thought – “This pic is going to Unsplash”


Lane Jackman
Beaver Creek, United States


Botany Photo’s of the Day courtesy of:
Daniel Mosquin & team on behalf of UBC Botanical Garden


Caryopteris × clandonensis
Daniel Mosquin and team on behalf of UBC Botanical Garden

Click link to view: Malus ‘MN #1711’aka Honeycrisp apple
Click link to view: Pulicaria dysenterica
Click link to view: Mentzelia lindleyi
Click link to view: Cornus obliqua
Click link to view: Musa coccinea
Click link to view: Iris japonica
Click link to view: Brassica oleracea Acephala Group ‘Winterbor’

Kindle October 13, 2018

Blue: A Novel Kindle Edition
by Danielle Steel (Author)
Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills—until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe.

Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident—and wrestling with the lure of death herself—she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows.
Morning Comes Softly: Harper Monogram Kindle Edition
by Debbie Macomber (Author)
A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she’ll always be alone—so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she’s never met. But something about this man calls to her—and she knows this may be her very last chance at happiness.

Tragedy made Travis Thompson the guardian of three orphaned children—and determination leads him to do whatever it takes to keep the kids out of foster homes. When he decides to take a long shot on a personals ad, the results are surprising, and before he knows it, he has agreed to marry a mysterious Southern woman sight unseen.

It could be the mistake of a lifetime. But Mary Warner may be exactly what this broken family needs. And with a little faith, a little trust, and a lot of love, two lonely hearts might just discover the true meaning of miracles.
Existential: The Mission: To Survive Kindle Edition
by Ryan W. Aslesen (Author)
The Alaskan wilderness holds a nightmarish secret that threatens all of humanity in this epic sci-fi horror thriller. A book so scary that it requires a warning label, and a global phenomenon that is on track to sell over 1 million copies.

Looking for a blockbuster thriller that combines explosive sci-fi action with intense horror that will have you gripping the page with fear? Then look no further and standby for a roller coaster ride of terror.

It was supposed to be just another mission…

Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind—a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past.

While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an “archeological” project seems like an easy payday, Once on ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue. Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. In what quickly becomes a struggle for survival, the world’s greatest soldiers will encounter the universe’s ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake.

Ryan Aslesen is a bestselling author and security consultant based out of Las Vegas, NV. He is a former Marine officer, veteran of the War on Terror and a graduate of Presentation College and American Military University. His experience has made him one of the premier writers of military science fiction. His highly-praised debut novel, Existential, was an international bestseller. When not writing or out protecting the world, you will find him spending quality time with his family. He is currently working on his next novel.

He can be reached at
50 Eternal Masterpieces of Western Stories (Golden Deer Classics): The Last Of The Mohicans, The Log Of A Cowboy, Riders of the Purple Sage, Cabin Fever, Black Jack… Kindle Edition
by Zane Grey (Author), Golden Deer Classics (Author), James Fenimore Cooper (Author), Washington Irving (Author), & 12 more
The Vegas Factor (#1 The Jack Frost Thriller Series) Kindle Edition
by Ray Hoy (Author)
Jack Frost is blessed with a warrior’s mentality and toughness, and cursed with a conscience and fierce loyalty to friends. J.T. Ripper, Frost’s belligerent sidekick from hell, is a Scotch-drinking Doberman with a bad attitude — but he is a warrior, too. Man and dog find themselves fighting for survival in the neon canyons of Sin City when Frost’s best friend, a “semi-retired” Syndicate boss, asks for help. Then . . . well, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

About the Author

Ray Hoy has been a professional writer, editor and publisher for over 50 years. Somewhere in his five-decade media career he managed to spend 20 years as a casino marketing consultant for some of Nevada’s top gaming properties. His real-life experiences in the “Casino Wars” provide him with a wealth of authentic material for his Jack Frost thriller series.
Gone The Next (Roy Ballard Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Ben Rehder (Author)
Meet Roy Ballard, freelance videographer with a knack for catching insurance cheats. He’s working a routine case, complete with hours of tedious surveillance, when he sees something that shakes him to the core. There, with the subject, is a little blond girl wearing a pink top and denim shorts—the same outfit worn by Tracy Turner, a six-year-old abducted the day before. When the police are skeptical of Ballard’s report—and with his history, who can blame them?—it’s the beginning of the most important case of his life.
Before Sunrise Kindle Edition
by Rick Mofina (Author)
In Before Sunrise, Will Fortin of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is on patrol in southern Alberta. It’s a lonely region where the sky meets the land on even terms, where the landscape exaggerates or diminishes your place in the world. If you’re lucky, trouble would never find you there. If you weren’t, this was your battleground.

FYI October 13, 2018

On This Day

1775 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (the predecessor organization of the United States Navy).
The Continental Navy was the navy of the United States during the American Revolutionary War, and was formed in 1775. The fleet cumulatively became relatively substantial through the efforts of the Continental Navy’s patron John Adams and vigorous Congressional support in the face of stiff opposition, when considering the limitations imposed upon the Patriot supply pool.

The main goal of the navy was to intercept shipments of British matériel and generally disrupt British maritime commercial operations. The initial fleet consisted of converted merchantmen because of the lack of funding, manpower, and resources, with exclusively designed warships being built later in the conflict. The vessels that successfully made it to sea met with success only rarely, and the effort contributed little to the overall outcome of the war.

The fleet did serve to highlight a few examples of Continental resolve, notably launching Captain John Barry into the limelight. It provided needed experience for a generation of officers who went on to command conflicts which involved the early American navy.

With the war over and the Federal government in need of all available capital, the final vessel of the Continental Navy was auctioned off in 1785 to a private bidder.

The Continental Navy is the first establishment of what is now the United States Navy.[1]


Born On This Day

1821 – Rudolf Virchow, German physician, biologist, and politician (d. 1902)
Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow (/ˈvɪərkoʊ, ˈfɪərxoʊ/;[1] German: [ˈfɪɐ̯ço] or German: [ˈvɪɐ̯ço];[2] 13 October 1821 – 5 September 1902) was a German physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician, known for his advancement of public health. He is known as “the father of modern pathology” because his work helped to discredit humourism, bringing more science to medicine. He is also known as the founder of social medicine and veterinary pathology, and to his colleagues, the “Pope of medicine”.[3][4][5]

Born and raised in Schievelbein (Świdwin) as an only child of a working-class family, he proved to be a brilliant student. Dissuaded by his weak voice, he abandoned his initial interest in theology and turned to medicine. With the help of a special military scholarship, he earned his medical degree from Friedrich-Wilhelms Institute (Humboldt University of Berlin) under the tutelage of Johannes Peter Müller. He worked at the Charité hospital under Robert Froriep, whom he eventually succeeded as the prosector.[6]

Although he failed to contain the 1847–1848 typhus epidemic in Upper Silesia, his report laid the foundation for public health in Germany, as well as his political and social activities. From it, he coined a well known aphorism: “Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale”. He participated in the Revolution of 1848, which led to his expulsion from Charité the next year. He published a newspaper Die medicinische Reform (Medical Reform) during this period to disseminate his social and political ideas. He took the first Chair of Pathological Anatomy at the University of Würzburg in 1849. After five years, Charité invited him back to direct its newly built Institute for Pathology, and simultaneously becoming the first Chair of Pathological Anatomy and Physiology at Berlin University. The campus of Charité is now named Campus Virchow Klinikum. He cofounded the political party Deutsche Fortschrittspartei, by which he was elected to the Prussian House of Representatives, and won a seat in the Reichstag. His opposition to Otto von Bismarck’s financial policy resulted in an anecdotal “Sausage Duel” between the two. But he ardently supported Bismarck in his anti-Catholic campaigns, the social revolution he himself named as Kulturkampf (“culture struggle”).[7]

A prolific writer, he produced scientific writings alone exceeding 2,000 in number.[8] Among his books, Cellular Pathology published in 1858 is regarded as the root of modern pathology. This work also popularised the third dictum in cell theory: Omnis cellula e cellula (“All cells come from cells”); although his idea originated in 1855.[9] He founded journals such as Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin (now Virchows Archiv), and Zeitschrift für Ethnologie (Journal of Ethnology). The latter is published by German Anthropological Association and the Berlin Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory, the societies of which he also founded.[10]

Virchow was the first to precisely describe and give names of diseases such as leukemia, chordoma, ochronosis, embolism, and thrombosis. He coined scientific terms, chromatin, agenesis, parenchyma, osteoid, amyloid degeneration, and spina bifida. His description of the transmission cycle of a roundworm Trichinella spiralis established the importance of meat inspection, which was started in Berlin. He developed the first systematic method of autopsy involving surgery of all body parts and microscopic examination.[11] A number of medical terms are named after him, including Virchow’s node, Virchow–Robin spaces, Virchow–Seckel syndrome, and Virchow’s triad. He was the first to use hair analysis in criminal investigation, and recognised its limitations.[12] His laborious analyses of the hair, skin, and eye colour of school children made him criticise the Aryan race concept as a myth.[13]

He was an ardent anti-evolutionist. He referred to Charles Darwin as an “ignoramus” and his own student Ernst Haeckel, the leading advocate of Darwinism in Germany, as a “fool”. He discredited the original specimen of Neanderthal man as nothing but that of a deformed human, and not an ancestral species.[14] He was an agnostic.[15]

In 1861, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 1892, he was awarded the Copley Medal of the British Royal Society. He was elected to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1873; he declined an offer of ennoblement.



Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Michael Rosen’s Sad Book: A Beautiful Anatomy of Loss, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
By Glenn Greenwald: Mental Health Professionals Denounce CNN and Don Lemon’s Show for Mocking and Stigmatizing Kanye West’s Hospitalization
But what CNN just did is a new – and uniquely dangerous – low in this gutter game. There are all sorts of legitimate ways to critique and even mock Kanye West if that’s what one wants to do. Laughingly exploiting the fact that he previously received medical treatment for mental health conditions is the opposite of legitimate. It’s the precise behavior that has driven people with mental health issues underground, hiding in shame, and too afraid – for good reason – to seek the treatment they need and deserve out of fear that people like the ones who composed this CNN panel will use it against them.
By Gary Price: University of Rochester: Seward Family Digital Archive Project Tops $1 Million in Grant Money

By Elizabeth Werth: Ewy Rosqvist Was Winning Women’s Rally Championships While Still Working as a Veterinary Surgeon
Ewy Rosqvist-von Korff , born 3 August 1929 as Ewy Jönsson in Herrestad ( Malmöhus County ) [ 1 ] , is one of Sweden’s most successful rally drivers . She won a number of European championships, as well as the women’s class in Midnight Sunlight Rally (four times). Her biggest success is the total victory in Argentina’s country road Grand Prix ( Gran Premio [ 1 ] ) in 1962 , when she had Ursula Wirth as a map reader. [ 2 ]


Ewy Rosqvist
By George Dvorsky: This Hilarious Optical Illusion for Birds Could Save Your Life
Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds: For World Mental Health Day: When Writer’s Block Is Actually Depression
By James Whitbrook: Star Wars Writer Chuck Wendig Claims Marvel Fired Him for ‘Vulgarity’ and ‘Too Much Politics’ On His Social Media
Open Culture Josh Jones: The History of Philosophy Visualized in an Interactive Timeline
By Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis: Two Feet, the Musician Behind ‘Go F— Yourself,’ Is Back with Equal Parts Vitriol and Emotion
In a statement following his hospitalization, Dess recounts, in detail, the events that transpired during his suicide attempt, and shares that he was accurately diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

“Mental illnesses are strange phenomenon,” Dess wrote on Facebook. “Unlike diabetes or cancers where one can isolate and identify the cause of the problem, there are no definitive markers other than the person’s behavior. And even a person’s behavior can be difficult to decode by professional therapists, friends, or loved ones.”
By Miranda Weiss: Courage Before the Thaw Portraits of Alaskan women on the precipice of climate change
The Old Motor: Four Fun Friday Kodachrome Car Photographs Volume 176
Dave Ross KIRO-FM Guest Post: Americans living in LeftyLand and RightyLand
Just one main rule: the two parks would have to direct their robocalls and death threats exclusively at each other, and leave the rest of us alone.
Lit Hub Weekly October 9 – 12, 2018: Happy Birthday, Elmore Leonard! A list of his best opening lines, ranked. Lauren Groff, Sigrid Nunez, Terrance Hayes, Jenny Xie and more: the finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards have been announced. | National Book Foundation. More ->
By ejaeger1: Gardening in the Far North
By Barb: Gardening on the Upper Kuskokwim
By Liz Seegert: Journalist, students dive deep into local elder abuse investigation
By Heather Chapman: Website lets students try their hand at running a rural county government, discern real news from fake on social media
Journalists may note with interest the site’s newest game, Newsfeed Defenders, which launched Oct. 3. It helps students tell the difference between reliable and unreliable news items on social media. It was developed in partnership with the Annenberg Public Policy Center, which runs
By Heather Chapman: Wendell Berry: America’s embrace of factory farming hurts farmers
By Simon Rogers Data Editor, Google News Lab: Fortnite fever and verified Vermonsters: Frightgeist Halloween trends for 2018
By Zaz Hollander: Recovery Has Not Come Cheap for the Alaskan Borough Targeted by Hackers


By Hometalk Highlights: 17 Halloween Decorations That’ll Make Your Neighbors Giggle







907 Updates October 13, 2018

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Napakiak TPO Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Minor, Alaska Tribal Courts See Infusion Of Federal Funds and more ->
By Daniella Rivera: Halfway house walkaway with catch & release history re-arrested
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Local school briefly in ‘stay put’ mode as escaped inmate arrested
By Beth Verge: Questions swirl as staffing shortages land mental health patients in jail for psychiatric treatment
By Daniel Kirby: New photos show extent of rapid erosion of Newtok coastline
By Lauren Maxwell: How far should free speech go at UA campuses?
By Jack Carney: Muni has two ideal sites for possible new ASD bus hub
That meeting is planned to happen on December 10 at the ZJ Loussac Library, located at 3600 Denali Street at 6:30 PM.

You can view the proposals and plans by clicking HERE.
By Tegan Hanlon: Watch: A pygmy goat hops around the Anchorage animal shelter
By KTVA Web Staff: Trail construction to close parts of Westchester Lagoon
By Cassie Schirm: Alaska distilleries can now mix things up and serve cocktails
By Emily Boerger: Speaker Presentations now available from 2018 Alaska State of Reform Conference
Hearthside Books: 3rd Thursday with Alaska Women Speak
By Patrice Gopo: ‘The place I’ve always called home’

Military October 13, 2018

By Paul Szoldra: Satellite Photos Show Parts Of Tyndall Air Force Base Have Been Completely Decimated
By Liz Forster: Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Army Captain Near Downtown Colorado Springs $87M Worth of Cocaine Seized by 52-year-old Coast Guard Cutter: Reports
By Carol Rosenberg: Military Court Rules Against Accused USS Cole Bomber’s Lawyers
By Brock Vergakis: It’s Been 18 Years and Families of USS Cole Bombing Victims Still Await Justice
By Jared Keller: Marine Commandant On Female Infantry: ‘You’re A Marine, Do Your Job’
By Jeff Schogol: Investigation: CNO Was Too Slow Firing ‘Bad Santa’ But Did Not Commit Misconduct
By Drew Brooks: 6 EOD Soldiers Awarded 11 Medals for Actions in Afghanistan
By Maj. Thomas Mcilwaine, British Army: Movies And Shows You Need To Watch To Understand The US Military, By A British Army Officer
By Col. Keith Nightingale, U.S. Army (Ret.): A Vietnam Vet’s Reflections: ‘When I Think’
Col (Ret) Keith Nightingale commanded four rifle companies, three battalions and two brigades. He regularly practiced field sanitation techniques. He is a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame.