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  • Possible GOOD News/Plains Storm to Bring Big Rain, Snow and Severe Weather(drought buster)

    04/05/2013 11:46:40 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 12 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | April 05, 2013 | By Alex Sosnowski
    A major storm next week is poised to bring much needed rain, heavy snow and dangerous thunderstorms to the Plains. The main storm will be preceded by a lesser system with spotty rain, snow and thunderstorms during late Sunday into Monday. However, the main event over the Plains will begin Monday night and Tuesday and will sprawl eastward as the week progresses.
  • Southwest, plains face blizzard watch (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas)

    12/18/2011 3:01:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Karen Brooks - Reuters
    AUSTIN. Texas. (Reuters) - A blizzard watch is in effect until Tuesday for parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as a severe winter storm is expected to bring high winds and up to a foot of snow there on Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was expected to edge into the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado before heading east on Sunday night or Monday morning, the agency said in a statement. The areas were under winter weather advisories or watches on Sunday. A blizzard watch means forecasters believe life-threatening...
  • Snow storm strikes Plains on first day of spring

    03/20/2010 1:15:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 497+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/10 | Murray Evans - ap
    NORMAN, Okla. – A powerful storm began blowing through Oklahoma and the southern Plains on the first day of spring Saturday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds a day after temperatures reached into the 70s. Officials said gusts of up to 40 mph could create drifts of blowing snow and blizzard conditions in what the National Weather Service called "a potentially life-threatening" storm. The weather could also affect attendance at men's and women's NCAA tournament games this weekend in Oklahoma City and Norman. "I'm not going to risk getting myself killed going down I-35," said Kansas State fan John Blankenship...
  • Obama effigy found hanging in Georgia: report (Well Gee, where was the SS when Bush was President?)

    01/03/2010 6:07:50 PM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 1,925+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/3/2010 | Reuters
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, citing footage seen on WALB-TV, said the large black doll was found hanging from a building by a noose in front of a red, white and blue sign that said: "Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President."
  • Obama effigy hanged in Jimmy Carter's hometown

    01/03/2010 5:25:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 4,619+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 3, 2010 | Ty Tagami
    A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said the agency is investigating an effigy of President Barack Obama found hanging from a building in the Georgia hometown of former President Jimmy Carter. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that the large black doll was found Saturday morning along Main Street in the small town of Plains. According to footage from WALB-TV, the doll was hanging by a noose in front of a red, white and blue sign that says "Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President." A witness told the television station that the doll...
  • Obama's effigy in Pres. Carter's hometown

    01/02/2010 11:07:13 PM PST · by bogusname · 27 replies · 2,223+ views
    WALB News ^ | Jan 02, 2010 | Wainwright Jeffers
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A doll found hanging off of a building in Plains is causing controversy. Controversial enough to get the United States Secret Service involved. Witnesses say it was an image of President Barack Obama with a rope around his neck and the display was found hanging in one of the city's most recognizable sites dedicated to former President Jimmy Carter...

    10/26/2007 5:34:33 AM PDT · by fweingart · 16 replies · 50+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/26/2007 | KYLE SMITH
    October 26, 2007 -- THERE isn't enough re vealing material in the tedious documentary "Jimmy Carter Man From Plains" to sustain an 800-word magazine profile, let alone a two-hour film. "The Silence of the Lambs" director Jonathan Demme followed Carter along on a 2006-2007 tour to promote his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" but utterly failed to illuminate the personality of the winner of such prestigious awards as the Grammy for Best Audiobook Recording and the Nobel Peace Prize. Nor does Demme go into any depth about issues in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • Calgary professor says Native tribes roaming prairies 1,700 years earlier than accepted

    08/15/2006 7:59:41 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 8 replies · 457+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | 15 Aug 2006 | Kerry Williamson
    A desperate struggle for survival — and not the white man and his horse — likely forced First Nations people on the Canadian Plains to band together in complex communities at least 1,700 years before what is currently accepted. And the way they came together to ward off threats from southern bands from the Dakotas and Minnesota may have resembled a very early form of democracy. University of Calgary archaeologist Dr. Dale Walde has proposed the controversial theory in the prestigious World Archaeology journal, following more than five years of research in the field in Alberta and Saskatchewan. If accepted,...
  • Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window On Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation

    08/08/2006 8:20:55 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 631+ views
    Newswise ^ | 8-7-2006
    Source: University of Washington Released: Mon 07-Aug-2006, 15:10 ET Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window on Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation Scientists have devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes in America's breadbasket, the Great Plains.The third molar from a bison jawbone grows to 3 inches in length and has several times more surface area than a quarter. Newswise — A University of Washington researcher has devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes...
  • Drought may worsen in US Southwest, Plains: NOAA

    03/16/2006 7:20:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 449+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/16/06 | Charles Doering
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Drought that has shriveled crops and sparked fires in bone-dry forests will persist and could even worsen across the Southwest and central and southern Plains through at least June, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its spring weather forecast that these regions, which have already seen thousands of acres go up in flames, should brace for a "significant" wildfire season in 2006 as conditions become more severe. "We need to monitor this drought situation very closely," said David Johnson, director of NOAA's National Weather Service division. The return of La...
  • Discovery Could Change Dates For Human Arrival On The Great Plains

    02/15/2005 12:14:05 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 1,620+ views
    News Wise ^ | 2-15-2005 | University Of Kansas
    Source: University of Kansas Released: Sat 12-Feb-2005, 09:00 ET Embargo expired: Tue 15-Feb-2005, 00:00 ET Discovery Could Change Dates for Human Arrival on the Great Plains Dated by carbon-14 methods at 12,200 years old, recently discovered bones could be the oldest evidence of human occupation in Kansas, and they may be the oldest evidence of humans on the Great Plains. For photos related to the story, go to Newswise — Bones of now-extinct animals and a rock fragment discovered last summer in northwestern Kansas could rewrite the history of humans on the Great Plains. The bones, which appear to...
  • Panoramic Mars image from Spirit rover -- wow.

    10/12/2004 10:27:04 AM PDT · by cogitator · 27 replies · 1,832+ views
    SpaceRef ^ | 10/10/2004 | NASA/JPL
    Click article link for article, and link to big image (0.5 MB). Text: This stunning image mosaic of the "Columbia Hills" is the first 360-degree panorama taken since the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit arrived at the hills over a month ago. The rover has been busy studying the rocks here, which show evidence of past alteration by water. The dark patch of soil to the right is the spot where Spirit stopped for engineering work on its right front wheel. Spirit's tracks can be followed from there all the way back to "Bonneville Crater" and the original landing site, more...