Schools lose valuable skills with early retirement
(Editorial ~ 03/24/11)
One of the keys to success in any business is having the right people in the right position doing the right job. If the enterprise can't afford to pay those people, however, the system won't work. That's what many schools are facing, the most recent the Kearney Public Schools, where 24 teachers, with more than 600 years of teaching experience, are being paid to leave the classroom...
Christensen sees options for ethanol bill
(State News ~ 03/24/11)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- State Sen. Mark Christensen said that several options were still possible for LB698, his bill which seeks to eliminate state mandated labeling requirements for ethanol-blended fuel. He said swapping the label requirements was a possibility -- so that fuel pumps without ethanol would be required to be marked as such and ethanol containing pumps could go unmarked...
- Windy worksite (Local News ~ 03/24/11)
Watch out for the zodiacal light
(Column ~ 03/24/11)
Oh Boy!! Where to start? For the next couple of weeks check the western horizon an hour after sunset for the zodiacal light, sunlight reflected off the zillions of dust particles scattered along the galactic plane. This reflected sunlight will look similar to the Milky Way and will extend up from the horizon to almost overhead forming a triangle along the ecliptic, the path the sun and planets follow through the sky...
Satellite radio channel offers classic programs
(Column ~ 03/24/11)
My wife and I purchased and installed a satellite radio receiver in our car just before a Christmas time trip to Texas. We'd made that trip once before -- albeit in separate vehicles -- when she first moved to Nebraska, and we both agreed that we needed more listening options than we'd get by playing roulette with the radio dial, not only crossing our fingers that we'd find a station that the two of us would like, but also one that would maintain a fair-to-decent signal over more than a 50 mile stretch of highway. ...
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