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Monday, February 29, 2016

Olathe Northwest student scores perfect 36 on ACT

Olathe Northwest student scores perfect 36 on ACT: Greta Lundy, a junior at Olathe Northwest High School, has earned perfect score of 36 on the ACT. The achievement puts Lundy in the one-tenth of one percent of students taking the ACT nationally.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Opening date of KC Streetcar set for May 6

Opening date of KC Streetcar set for May 6: Mayor Sly James and the KC Streetcar Authority announced Thursday that May 6 will be first day of public ridership on streetcar.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jackson County lawyer would handle Sanders contract differently

Consulting deal not posted for more than two weeks


http://www.kmbc.com/news/jackson-county-lawyer-would-handle-sanders-contract-differently/38133452?utm_campaign=KMBC&utm_content=56cbfa8904d30152e5083534&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+New+Content

Police: Man shot in south KC parking lot may be linked to jazz club fight | Local News - KMBC Home

The victim was taken to an area hospital in critical condition



Police: Man shot in south KC parking lot may be linked to jazz club fight | Local News - KMBC Home

Shawnee business target of second break-in attempt in two months | fox4kc.com

SHAWNEE, Kan. -- It's been a rough stretch for a Shawnee business. No, it's not that sales are slumping. Employees said they are troubled that their store has been targeted by vandals twice in two months.
A thief tried to break into Aqueous Vapor in Shawnee, but they weren’t successful. This is the first time a break-in was attempted this year, but third time since the store opened in 2014.


Shawnee business target of second break-in attempt in two months | fox4kc.com

New picture of missing girl Lisa Irwin, authorities look for break in case

New picture of missing girl Lisa Irwin, authorities look for break in case: Lisa Irwin hasn't been seen in four and a half years. Lisa disappeared from her home on Oct. 3, 2011 at approximately 6 p.m.

Man sought in fatal Platte County fire was naked when arrested

Man sought in fatal Platte County fire was naked when arrested: A man considered a 'person of interest' in a Platte County fire that killed four people was arrested over the weekend after he was found walking naked in northwestern Arizona, authorities said Monday.

#Update

Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando shows his team pride with new tattoo

Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando shows his team pride with new tattoo: It could be a break-out year for Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando. The Brazilian utility man is expected to challenge for the jog of starting right fielder.

Tour bus involved in serious crash on I-70 WB in Blue Springs | Local News - KMBC Home

Serious injuries reported



Tour bus involved in serious crash on I-70 WB in Blue Springs | Local News - KMBC Home

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing. 

betet ohne Unterlaß,

Orad sin cesar.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Investigators locate person sought for questioning in Platte County fire deaths

Investigators locate person sought for questioning in Platte County fire deaths: Authorities investigating the deaths of four people in a Platte County fire have located a 24-year-old man they were seeking.

Police seek person of interest in Platte County fatal fire

Police seek person of interest in Platte County fatal fire: The Metro Squad investigating the fatal fire that killed four in Platte County is now seeking a person of interest. The squad is attempting to contact Grayden Denham, a 24-year-old white male.

Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

Ihr werdet mich suchen und finden. Denn so ihr mich von ganzem Herzen suchen werdet,

y me buscaréis, y me hallaréis, porque me buscaréis de todo vuestro corazón.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Black History Month: Touring the Quindaro Ruins POSTED 11:21 AM, FEBRUARY 17, 2016, BY NICOLE DIANTONIO

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Old Quindaro Cemetery at 38th and Parallel dates back to the mid-1800s. Nearly 500 people are buried there, many who were slaves. There is also an old tree that's still standing, known as "Signal Tree" which symbolized that the slaves made is to the finish line.
The Missouri River was used as a path to escape slavery and the 'Signal Tree' was used to tell slaves if slave hunters were out or whether it was safe to proceed.

http://fox4kc.com/2016/02/17/black-history-month-touring-the-quindaro-ruins/

Friday, February 19, 2016

Philippians 4:6

Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 

Sorget nichts! sondern in allen Dingen lasset eure Bitten im Gebet und Flehen mit Danksagung vor Gott kund werden.

Por nada estéis afanosos, sino sean conocidas vuestras peticiones deleante de Dios en toda oración y ruego, con acción de gracias.

Authorities conduct raid at the Jackson County jail | Local News - KMBC Home

Officers search for contraband



Authorities conduct raid at the Jackson County jail | Local News - KMBC Home

Royals extend contracts of GM Dayton Moore, manager Ned Yost

Royals extend contracts of GM Dayton Moore, manager Ned Yost: The Royals have signed general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost to contract extensions, ensuring the leadership of the World Series champions will remain intact.

Boy gives troopers thank-you note after they helped him

Boy gives troopers thank-you note after they helped him: A boy gave a thank-you note to state troopers who helped him after he collapsed at school.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Attacked bus drivers demand action from city

Attacked bus drivers demand action from city: Kansas City bus drivers called KCTV5 saying they fear for their life while on the job.

Local family whose food truck was stolen given replacement for only $1

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- An Overland Park couple has been struggling since their food truck was stolen back in November. In one criminal act, the thief stole their entire livelihood.
Their future was uncertain until a local man offered to sell them a truck, at a very reasonable price, because he felt they needed it more than he did.

http://fox4kc.com/2016/02/17/local-family-whose-food-truck-was-stolen-given-replacement-for-only-1/

KCPD determines police 'impostor' was on-duty officer

Girls said man in uniform acted checked pockets, photographed ID


http://www.kmbc.com/news/man-acts-like-officer-takes-pictures-of-teens-kc-police-say/38041892?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=KMBC%209%20News%20Kansas%20City&Content%20Type=Story

Bus driver who shares special bond with Lee’s Summit student gets award for kindness

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- We’ve heard of special bonds between teachers and students, but one 11-year-old has a unique bond. His admiration goes beyond the classroom and on to the school bus.
To 150 students who ride Willard Park’s school bus every day, he’s known as "Big Will".

http://fox4kc.com/2016/02/17/bus-driver-who-shares-special-bond-with-lees-summit-student-gets-award-for-kindness/

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Odessa High School student killed in Lafayette County crash

Odessa High School student killed in Lafayette County crash: The Missouri Highway Patrol said 17-year-old Arron D. Specker died when the vehicle he was driving crossed into the path of a second vehicle on Route Z at Rout TT.

Royals to install more safety netting at Kauffman

Royals to install more safety netting at Kauffman: The Kansas City Royals say they'll be installing additional safety netting at Kauffman Stadium for the 2016 season. The added netting will extend toward the outfield end of each team's dugout.

Olathe student bitten during fight involving two district employees

Olathe student bitten during fight involving two district employees: An Olathe mother says bite marks on her 15-year-old daughter's arm came as a result of a fight that happened Tuesday.

World Champion Royals set to open spring training Thursday

World Champion Royals set to open spring training Thursday: For years, Kansas City Royals players got nice long off-seasons. That's what happens when you miss the playoffs, you get a full four months off. That has not been the case for this current group.

Deadly dog flu reported in Missouri

Deadly dog flu reported in Missouri: A case of H3N2 dog flu has been confirmed in Missouri, and local veterinarians say a life-saving vaccine is available.

Retirees facing pension cuts voice anger, complaints

Retirees facing pension cuts voice anger, complaints: Retired union workers facing large pension cuts gathered to voice their anger at those cuts Monday. Representative Emanuel Cleaver conducted the town hall meeting.

Synthetic marijuana sends 100 to St. Louis hospital

Synthetic marijuana sends 100 to St. Louis hospital: Authorities say St. Louis is seeing a surge in health problems related to synthetic marijuana. Are we facing the same problems locally?

Police investigate suspicious package found near N. Oak Trafficway Sam's Club

Police investigate suspicious package found near N. Oak Trafficway Sam's Club: Police are investigating a suspicious package found in a grassy area near the Sam's Club on North Oak Trafficway near Northeast Vivion Road.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Suspended University of Missouri professor apologizes | Local News - KMBC Home

Updated.



Video shows Melissa Click cursing at an officer



Suspended University of Missouri professor apologizes | Local News - KMBC Home

Rapper Tech N9ne donates hundreds of bras to domestic violence victims

Rapper Tech N9ne donates hundreds of bras to domestic violence victims: From floral print to lavender lace to basic black, hundreds and hundreds of bras are the last thing one might expect rapper Tech N9ne to have.

Star Trek's George Takei coming to Kansas City for Planet Comicon

Star Trek's George Takei coming to Kansas City for Planet Comicon: Get ready Star Trek fans, Mr. Sulu will soon be beaming into Kansas City. Iconic actor George Takei is coming to Planet Comicon at Bartle Hall May 20, 21 and 22.

Shawnee third-graders invent ways to eliminate odor from landfill

Shawnee third-graders invent ways to eliminate odor from landfill: A Shawnee teacher is calling on group of 8-year-olds after she read about a big problem in their community.

Teen dancer loses part of leg to cancer, still pursues dancing

Teen dancer loses part of leg to cancer, still pursues dancing: A 14-year-old girl not only beat cancer, but she is already dancing again thanks to a new prosthetic leg that allows her to be a ballerina for the first time since her amputation.

Victims speak out after series of Subway robberies in KC

Police say 10 stores have been robbed since last month


http://www.kmbc.com/news/victims-speak-out-after-series-of-subway-robberies-in-kc/38011416?utm_campaign=KMBC&utm_content=56c2dc2904d3015edc9348d3&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+New+Content

Weston man dies in head-on crash with tractor-trailer

Missouri Highway Patrol says Charles McGrigg's Lexus crossed center line


http://www.kmbc.com/news/weston-man-dies-in-headon-crash-with-tractortrailer/38016562?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=KMBC%209%20News%20Kansas%20City&Content%20Type=Story

Monday, February 15, 2016

John 8:7

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 

Als sie nun anhielten, ihn zu fragen, richtete er sich auf und sprach zu ihnen: Wer unter euch ohne Sünde ist, der werfe den ersten Stein auf sie.

Y como insistieran en preguntarle, se enderezó y les dijo: El que de vosotros esté sin pecado sea el primero en arrojar la piedra contra ella.

Exterminator caught stealing prescription drugs from customer fired

Exterminator caught stealing prescription drugs from customer fired: An exterminator exposed by KCTV5 has been fired for stealing prescription drugs from a customer.

Jayhawks exact revenge, trounce Cowboys 94-67

Jayhawks exact revenge, trounce Cowboys 94-67: Wayne Selden Jr. scored 18 points, Landen Lucas added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and second-ranked Kansas rolled to a 94-67 victory over Oklahoma State on Monday night.

Family begs for answers to missing Air Force vet, father

Family begs for answers to missing Air Force vet, father: Christopher Hadden has been missing since July. His family fears the worst, but they just don't know, and that hurts them even more. The family is begging for answers.

Confirmed case of TB on University of Kansas campus

Confirmed case of TB on University of Kansas campus: Officials have confirmed a case of tuberculosis on the University of Kansas campus.

Independence music teacher brings home a Grammy

Independence music teacher brings home a Grammy: It was a big win for a local teacher. Independence music teacher Philip Enloe is now a Grammy winner. Enlow is part of Kansas City Chorale.

Teen dies after shooting in east Kansas City

Police examine stolen van found abandoned near shooting scene


http://www.kmbc.com/news/neighbor-heard-shots-found-teen-wounded-behind-a-home/38001682?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=KMBC%209%20News%20Kansas%20City&Content%20Type=Story

Kansas City man's death classified as a homicide

Family members hope someone will see Campbell's picture and call in a tip


http://www.kmbc.com/news/police-release-name-of-man-found-dead-in-kc/37993496?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=KMBC%209%20News%20Kansas%20City&Content%20Type=Story

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Limestone outcrop and limestone block along the Bethany Falls Trail, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Blue Springs, Missouri. Near #KansasCity. February 16, 2016.



#Hiking

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Limestone outcrop along Bethany Falls Trail, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Blue Springs, Missouri. Near #KansasCity. February 15, 2016.



#Hiking

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Outcrop of Bethany Falls limestone. Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Blue Springs, Missouri. Near #KansasCity. February 15, 2016.



#Hiking

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Near the trail head of the Bethany Falls Trail, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Blue Springs, Missouri. Near #KansasCity. February 15, 2016.

#Hiking

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Bethany Falls Trail, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Blue Springs, Missouri. Near #KansasCity. February 15, 2016



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Malachi 3:12

And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts. 

daß euch alle Heiden sollen selig preisen, denn ihr sollt ein wertes Land sein, spricht der Herr Zebaoth;

Y todas las naciones os dirán bienaventurados; porque seréis tierra deseable, dice Jehová de los ejércitos.

Turkeys at the Burr Oak Woods Nature



Wild turkeys seen at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs, Missouri. Near #KansasCity. February 13, 2016.


Couple weds in penguin exhibit at KC zoo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Many couples celebrate their lasting love on Valentine's Day, but one area couple committed their love in a new unique way. This couple has been getting ready for their wedding day for some time, but some of the guests were already dressed in their black and white tuxedos.
The couple got married in the penguin exhibit at the Kansas City zoo. More than 50 penguins looked on as the couple made quite the memory.

http://fox4kc.com/2016/02/14/couple-weds-in-penguin-exhibit-at-kc-zoo/

Wedding on ice: couple gets married at Missouri Mavericks game

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A Warrensburg couple got to mix two of their favorite things together this Valentine’s Day: hockey and their love for each other. They were chosen out of hundreds to get married on the ice during a Missouri Mavericks game.

http://fox4kc.com/2016/02/14/wedding-on-ice-couple-gets-married-at-missouri-mavericks-game/

Olathe police take man into custody after stabbing

Officers called to home after report of family disturbance


http://www.kmbc.com/news/olathe-police-take-man-into-custody-after-stabbing/37991094?utm_campaign=KMBC&utm_content=56c0c46304d30174f10d1779&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+New+Content

Friend seeks answers after man found dead in home on 29th St.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside his Kansas City home on Saturday.
Officers responded to a call around 5:45 p.m. to a reported body found in the 5400 block of East 29th Street. The victim was identified on Sunday as 38-year-old Durron L. Campbell.

http://fox4kc.com/2016/02/14/police-identify-body-found-saturday-evening/

2 escape fire at home in east KC

Damage contained to kitchen, firefighters say


http://www.kmbc.com/news/2-escape-fire-at-home-in-east-kc/37991496?utm_campaign=KMBC&utm_content=56c16e8904d30142ac0308c6&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+New+Content

KC group restores high school student's beloved trombone

Instrument had started to deteriorate from red rot


http://www.kmbc.com/news/kc-group-restores-high-school-students-beloved-trombone/37991096?utm_campaign=KMBC&utm_content=56c1607904d3013118d9263b&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+New+Content

Couples lock in their love on Minor Park's old Red Bridge

South Kansas City landmark becomes popular Valentine's Day spot


http://www.kmbc.com/news/couples-lock-in-their-love-on-minor-parks-old-red-bridge/37993216?utm_campaign=KMBC&utm_content=56c1526a04d3011f066c9fe5&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+New+Content

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Former KU basketball star needs help

Former KU basketball star needs help: A former KU star needs help. Alonzo Jamison has severe renal disease which is causing his kidneys to fail.

Heart disease for women a major concern

Heart disease for women a major concern: Although long thought of as a man's disease, heart disease is clearly a major concern for women, too. In fact, while so many women worry about cancer, few realize that heart disease is their number...

Wild Turkeys




Wild turkeys seen at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs, Missouri. February 13, 2016.

#KansasCity #Birds



Former Leavenworth runner wins marathon trial, earns spot on US Olympic Team

Former Leavenworth runner wins marathon trial, earns spot on US Olympic Team: Amy Cragg has won the steamy U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials, earning a berth to the Rio Games.

Group makes Valentine's Day special for widows, widowers

Group makes Valentine's Day special for widows, widowers: Valentine’s Day can be tough for those who lost a loved one, but a group is working to make sure those who are lonely don’t go forgotten.

JBL Pulse 2: This top Bluetooth speaker really lights up a room

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.

Wer ist unter euch, der den Herrn fürchtet, der seines Knechtes Stimme gehorche? Der im Finstern wandelt und scheint ihm kein Licht, der hoffe auf den Namen des Herrn und verlasse sich auf seinen Gott.

¿Quién hay entre vosotros que teme a Jehová, y oye la voz de su siervo? El que anda en tinieblas y carece de luz, confie en el nombre de Jehová, y apóyese en su Dios.

Norway vs America: What to Know Before You Visit Norway

Jeremiah 10:13

When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. 

Wenn er donnert, so ist des Wassers die Menge unter dem Himmel, und er zieht die Nebel auf vom Ende der Erde; er macht die Blitze im Regen und läßt den Wind kommen aus seinen Vorratskammern.

a su voz se produce muchedumbre de aguas en el cielo, y hace subir las nubes de lo postrero de la tierra; hace los relámpagos con la lluvia, y saca el viento de sus depósitos.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Cadet Vincent K. Brooks

From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters:




In 1979, Cadet Vincent K. Brooks became the first African American cadet to serve as a West Point First Captain (cadet brigade commander). Brooks ascended to the rank of four-star general and is currently the Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific. #DutyHonorCountry #BlackHistoryMonth#LongGrayLine 

(Photo courtesy of #USMA Archives)

Can Samsung's 4K Blu-ray player compete against streaming services?

This cool VR security camera has little practical use

Setup tips for your new camera

It is a morning for taking things step by step.

From Colorado National Monument:



Luke 12:27

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 

Nehmet wahr der Lilien auf dem Felde, wie sie wachsen: sie arbeiten nicht, auch spinnen sie nicht. Ich sage euch aber, daß auch Salomo in aller seiner Herrlichkeit nicht ist bekleidet gewesen wie deren eines.

Considerad los lirios, cómo crecen; no trabajan, hi hilan; mas os digo, que ni aun Salomón con toda su gloria se vistió como uno de ellos.

Driving Miss Piggy

From The NOAA Hurricane Hunters:




#NOAA43 (NOAA P3) Crew Chief, Lonnie Kregelka, marshals Miss Piggy out of her parking spot on the ramp and onto the taxiway at Halifax Nova Scotia for another Ocean Winds project flight. These flights through North Atlantic storms are in support NOAA Satellite and Information Service.

[Credit: Terry Lynch]

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Paola 'PancakePow' Alejandra talks eSports, cosplay and galaxy hair (Tom...

Can Samsung's 4K Blu-ray player compete against streaming services?

Royals, Moustakas agree on 2-year deal

Royals, Moustakas agree on 2-year deal: The Kansas City Royals announced Thursday that they have agreed with third baseman Mike Moustakas on a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

Sporting KC's Graham Zusi grants dying fan's wish

Sporting KC's Graham Zusi grants dying fan's wish: Often times a fan's love of their team knows no bounds. On Thursday Sporting Kansas City star Graham Zusi returned some of that love by granting a fan's final wish.

Huntsville officer helps mom get to work, kids to school after car trouble

Huntsville officer helps mom get to work, kids to school after car trouble: A Huntsville police officer went above and beyond the call of duty Thursday morning.

Philadelphia's Congress Hall American Artifacts Preview

Valentine's Day Near Misses | TheBlaze

The Strange Phenomenon That Occurs on Manhattan's Southern Tip When the ...

City leaders reveal bold new plan to eliminate blight in Kansas City

City leaders reveal bold new plan to eliminate blight in Kansas City: Over the next two years, the city plans to either demolish or sell approximately hundreds of registered dangerous buildings using $10 million in bonds.

Announcing DSLRPros Phantom 3 Pro Atlas Aerial Kit - Drone Mapping Kit

DJI - 2015 Showreel

Psalm 119:73

Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. 

Deine Hand hat mich gemacht und bereitet; unterweise mich, daß ich deine Gebote lerne.

Tus manos me hicieron y me formaron; Hazme entender, y aprenderé tus mandamientos.

Seven teenage girls rescued from Super Bowl sex trafficking ring, says FBI

The FBI have released details of their anti-sex trafficking operation which targeted increased forced prostitution in the run-up to the Super Bowl.
Seven underage girls, ranging in age from 14 to 17, were rescued by the FBI in the San Francisco Bay Area.

https://www.rt.com/usa/332069-super-bowl-sex-traffickling/

Foampocalypse: Raging Storm Imogen blasts French coastal town (VIDEO)

Like scenes from an old-school horror flick, a freaky blanket of foam has emerged menacingly from the Atlantic Ocean, eating up stretches of road in a coastal town in Brittany.

https://www.rt.com/news/331902-foam-france-penmarch-video/

UAE names first minister of state for happiness

Ohood Al Roumi has remit to push national agenda to make the UAE the happiest of all nations, prime minister announces.


http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/uae-names-minister-state-happiness-160210151921949.html

McCaskill threatens sex ad website with contempt

McCaskill threatens sex ad website with contempt: A popular sex advertising website will take some serious heat from Congress on Wednesday, specifically from Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.

What parents need to know about ‘Facebook After Dark’

What parents need to know about ‘Facebook After Dark’: The Columbus Police Department’s sex crimes unit is sounding the alarm for parents on dangerous social media sites that could cause a world of trouble for teens and adolescents.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art installation opens door to virtual world (Tomorrow Daily 313)

Fluance's high-end speakers disappoint where it counts

How Frozen Should Have Ended - Reissued

Oh mother... | Family Feud

How Inside Out Should Have Ended

How Star Wars The Force Awakens Should Have Ended

Importance of Minerals

From the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS):




Minerals are big business in the United States! In 2015 alone, raw metals and domestically recycled materials were used to process mineral materials worth $630 billion. And that’s actually a *decrease* of 4% from the $659 billion they were worth in 2014.

Broken down even further, in 2015, 14 states each produced more than $2 billion worth of non-fuel mineral commodities, with Nevada, Arizona, andTexas leading the pack. Newcomers Wisconsin and Illinois joined the list in 2015.

Here at USGS, we track about 80 mineral commodities that are essential to the U.S. economy and national security. Every year, we release a snapshot of the global and domestic mineral industry with our Mineral Commodity Summaries. Read more: http://on.doi.gov/1nKCJCK

Image shows brown terraces in the Coeur Rochester mine of Nevada, one of the largest silver mines in the world. Credit: Alan Wallace, USGS.#USGS #Science #minerals #markets

Dramatic video serves as reminder to pay attention at intersections

Dramatic video serves as reminder to pay attention at intersections: New video of a frightening crash is making some people take a second look at an Excelsior Springs intersection.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Daniel 9:9

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him.

Dein aber, Herr, unser Gott, ist die Barmherzigkeit und Vergebung. Denn wir sind abtrünnig geworden.

De Jehová nuestro Dios es el tener misericordia y el perdonar, aunque contra él nos hemos rebelado,

Remember the Man Who Walked 21 Miles a Day to and From Work? There’s an Update to His Story | TheBlaze.com

TROY, Mich. (TheBlaze/AP) — A Detroit-area man who had said he walked 21 miles a day to and from work is finding life is much easier about a year after receiving a new car and a windfall of donations, but the downside to that generosity is that he has put on weight.
The Detroit Free Press reported last year about James Robertson’s daily trek to the factory where he worked in Rochester Hills. Shortly thereafter, donors gave Robertson the car and roughly $360,000. He moved from Detroit to suburban Troy.


Remember the Man Who Walked 21 Miles a Day to and From Work? There’s an Update to His Story | TheBlaze.com

Man charged with slamming into house while driving drunk

Man charged with slamming into house while driving drunk: A Johnson County man is facing charges Monday night, months after he allegedly drove his car into someone's house while drunk. Adam Dimas is charged with reckless driving and aggravated battery.

Alabama trooper stops speeders, delivers baby instead

Expecting to write up a ticket for speeding, an Alabama State Trooper ended up helping a woman give birth.
Danny Lowe, of Huntsville, tells news outlets he was driving his wife, Shawna, and their unborn baby to an Athens hospital Sunday morning when he was pulled over by Trooper Michael Kesler for speeding.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/08/alabama-trooper-stops-speeders-delivers-baby-instead.html

WATCH: Young Man With Down Syndrome Hits Glorious Half-Court Shot


http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/02/08/man-down-syndrome-hits-half-court-shot-indiana-high-school

Cop Helps Homeless Woman Get Food, Shelter Before Snowstorm


http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/02/08/massachusetts-cop-helps-homeless-woman-get-food-shelter-snowstorm

Monday, February 8, 2016

Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 

Schmecket und sehet, wie freundlich der Herr ist. Wohl dem,  der auf ihn traut!

Gustad, y ved que es bueno Jehová; Dichoso el hombre que confía en él.

Rising more than 2,000 feet above the Grand Valley of the Colorado River is the Colorado National Monument

February 8, 2016

From the U.S. Department of the Interior:




Rising more than 2,000 feet above the Grand Valley of the Colorado River is the Colorado National Monument . Magnificent views from highland trails and the Rim Rock Drive stretch from the colorful sheer-walled canyons and fascinating rock sculptures to the distant. Sunrise photo by Richard Briggs (www.sharetheexperience.org). — atColorado National Monument.

#Landscape #NationalMonument 

TIROS-4

From NOAA Satellite and Information Service:




TIROS-4 was launched 54 years ago today! One of the Television and InfraRed Observation Satellites, TIROS-4 was designed to test experimental television techniques and infrared equipment in the study of the Earth.

The top and sides of the spacecraft were covered with approximately 9000 1- by 2-cm silicon solar cells, and it was equipped with two independent television camera subsystems for taking cloudcover pictures and three radiometers for measuring radiation from the earth and its atmosphere.

With the exception of the degraded response of the five-channel scanning radiometer, the spacecraft performed normally until May 3, 1962, when one camera failed. On June 10, 1962, the other camera's tape recorder failed. The scanning radiometer provided usable data until June 30, 1962, when its mission ended. 

USDA Blog » Congrats to the Student Diversity Program Winners, See You at the 2016 Agricultural Outlook Forum

USDA Blog » Congrats to the Student Diversity Program Winners, See You at the 2016 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Strong Coastal Storm Hitting the Carolinas

From the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS):




A strong coastal storm hit the Carolinas this weekend. Before it began to move away, it wanted to send an early #valentine to everyone on the east coast. Notice the #heart shape in the clouds from the visible satellite image from around 9 AM Sunday morning! Photo provided by NWS Wilmington, NC

Obama helps Stephen Colbert kick off Super Bowl 50 'Late Show' - Feb. 7, 2016

Stephen Colbert kicked off his live "Late Show" following Super Bowl 50 with a big surprise guest: President Obama.



Obama appeared on CBS' post-Super Bowl "Late Show" to play catch with the host even though Colbert was in New York's Ed Sullivan Theater and Obama was in Washington D.C.



Obama helps Stephen Colbert kick off Super Bowl 50 'Late Show' - Feb. 7, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife announce daughter's Chinese name - Feb. 7, 2016

Congratulations, Max Zuckerberg -- or should that be Chen Mingyu?



Speaking in Mandarin, Facebook (FB, Tech30) CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan made a special announcement about their daughter as they wished the world a happy Lunar New Year.



Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife announce daughter's Chinese name - Feb. 7, 2016

Zechariah 14:9

And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. 

Und der Herr wird König sein über alle Lande. Zu der Zeit wird der Herr nur einer sein und sein Name nur einer.

Y Jehová será rey sobre toda la tierra. En aquel día Jehová será uno, y uno su nombre.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

1 Corinthians 15:12

And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 

Und wie wir getragen haben das Bild des irdischen, also werden wir auch tragen das Bild des himmlischen.

Y así como hemos traído la imagen del terrenal, traeremos también la imagen del celestial.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Les Moonves on Super Bowl 50: The NFL is the 'best product on TV' - Feb. 5, 2016

CBS CEO Les Moonves has seen a lot of Super Bowls, but this year's, #50, is something special.



His network has been promoting Sunday's telecast for a full year and enlisting every corner of its media conglomerate in the effort.



Les Moonves on Super Bowl 50: The NFL is the 'best product on TV' - Feb. 5, 2016

'Hail, Caesar!' hopes to conquer theaters despite Super Bowl - Feb. 5, 2016

The Coen brothers' latest movie "Hail Ceasar!" will attempt to conquer Super Bowl weekend.



The Universal picture is set around a film about ancient Rome during the golden age of old Hollywood, and has a phalanx of stars including George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, and Jonah Hill.



'Hail, Caesar!' hopes to conquer theaters despite Super Bowl - Feb. 5, 2016

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' to become third film to cross $2 billion - Feb. 5, 2016

At the box office, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has become even more powerful than some could have possibly imagined.



Disney's seventh installment in the "Star Wars" saga is expected to cross the $2 billion mark at the global box office on Saturday, the studio announced on Friday.



'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' to become third film to cross $2 billion - Feb. 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders' folk album enjoys a sales surge - Feb. 5, 2016

Before he was a presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders was barely known beyond his Vermont constituents and a contingent of liberal activists who dreamed of a political revolution.



The same could be said for the senator's once-obscure spoken word folk album, "We Shall Overcome."



Bernie Sanders' folk album enjoys a sales surge - Feb. 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' with Larry David - Feb. 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders will meet Bernie Sanders this weekend on "Saturday Night Live."



Sanders, who is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, will appear on "SNL" alongside host Larry David -- who has done a near perfect imitation of Sanders.



Bernie Sanders to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' with Larry David - Feb. 5, 2016

Football Leaks Offers New Contract Revelations - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Online whistleblower Football Leaks has attracted global attention for publishing the contracts of stars like Germany's Mesut Özil. For its latest exposés, the platform has provided SPIEGEL with access to around 60 documents that contain new revelations such as the annual salary paid by Real Madrid to Toni Kroos.



Football Leaks Offers New Contract Revelations - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Netflix orders 3 new seasons of 'Orange is the New Black' - Feb. 5, 2016

"Orange is the New Black" won't return for a fourth season until June, but Netflix has already ordered the fifth, sixth and seventh seasons.



Friday's announcement is a dramatic show of confidence in the series, which is set at a women's prison in New York.



Netflix orders 3 new seasons of 'Orange is the New Black' - Feb. 5, 2016

Inside the weird world of the accidentally Twitter famous - Feb. 5, 2016

The great Super Bowl Velveeta shortage of 2014 -- otherwise known as #cheesepocalypse -- was a stressful time for queso lovers nationwide. But the lack of available "cheese product" didn't affect anyone as much as Richard Lindsey or Brandon Kraft.



Lindsey and Kraft are members of an exclusive social media community. They were among the earliest to jump on the Twitter bandwagon and snagged their handles - @velveeta for Richard and @kraft for Brandon -- before their respective brand names caught on to the platform.



Inside the weird world of the accidentally Twitter famous - Feb. 5, 2016

1966 Vietnam Hearings Preview

Chief Justice Roberts on Lack of Knowledge of the Supreme Court (C-SPAN)

Isaiah 43:11

I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.

Ich, ich bin der Herr, und ist außer mir kein Heiland.

Yo, yo Jehová, y fuera de mí no hay quien salve.

Isaiah 43:10

Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 

Ihr aber seid meine Zeugen, spricht der Herr, und mein Knecht, den ich erwählt habe, auf daß ihr wisset und mir glaubet und verstehet, daß ich's bin. Vor mir ist kein Gott gemacht, so wird auch nach mir keiner sein.

Vosotros sois mis testigos, dice Jehová, y mi siervo que yo escogí, para que me conozcáis y creáis, y entendáis que yo mismo soy; antes de mí no fue formado dios, ni lo será después de mí.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Puppies Predict Super Bowl 50

Special Bean Team Tackling World Hunger with Science

From the #USDA:


Packages of dry beans
USDA-ARS maintains a collection of dry beans obtained from around the globe and catalogued for important traits, like resistance to diseases and pests. USDA-ARS photo by Steve Ausmus.
2016 has been named “International Year of the Pulses” by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). The goal of the initiative is to educate consumers about the nutritional and other benefits of eating pulse crops, as well as to marshal the capabilities of agricultural research organizations around the world in developing new, improved varieties that will help further global food security and sustainable agriculture.
Pulses refer to the dry edible seed of certain leguminous plants—most notably dry beans (like kidney, pinto and navy beans), dry peas, lentils and chickpeas.
Over the past 5 years, the Agricultural Research Service has appointed a special team of agency researchers to leverage its expertise and resources in support of the Feed the Future Grain Legume Project, a food security initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
It’s a charge that often has them travelling to communities in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, where the challenges of growing pulse crops such as dry beans can be particularly daunting for rural and small-holdings farmers—especially against the likes of bean rust, angular leaf spot and other costly plant diseases.
Besides their robust flavor, diverse color and general heartiness, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization notes that “pulses are a vital source of plant-based proteins and amino acids for people around the globe and should be eaten as part of a healthy diet to address obesity, as well as to prevent and help manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary conditions, and cancer; they are also an important source of plant-based protein for animals.”
ARS’s Feed the Future team—comprising Phil Miklas, Karen Cichy, Talo-Corrales, Tim Porch and Mike Grusak—has already made important inroads to helping ensure broader access to the very best that pulses have to offer—especially in regions where the crops are staple food sources.
Below is a mere snapshot of contributions to date:
  • Andean Diversity Panel (ADP) —a collection of nearly 500 accessions of large-seeded dry beans of Andean descent obtained from more than a dozen countries and catalogued for important traits, like high mineral content, adaptability to nutrient-poor soils and resistance to diseases and pests.
  • Discovery that certain genomic regions are responsible for “fast-cooking,” a valuable trait that can reduce the cooking time of beans—thus reducing the amount of fuel needed to prepare meals in resource-poor households.
  • Breeding and pathology training to East African, Haitian and Central American scientists, particularly in developing locally adapted varieties that can withstand common bacterial blight, angular leaf spot and other bean diseases of concern.
2016 promises to be no less busy for ARS’s “bean team” and their Feed the Future partners—with benefits to consumers abroad and at home. For updates, visit their blog page athttp://arsftfbean.uprm.edu/bean/. You can also read more about their efforts in the February 2016 edition of AgResearch online.

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed | Miami Herald

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral - her funeral.
Finally, she spotted the man she'd been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror.







Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article58612778.html#fmp#storylink=cpy


Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed | Miami Herald

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pair charged with murder in December double homicide

Jimmie Verge, Anthony Murphy accused in shootings near 73rd, Waldron streets


http://www.kmbc.com/news/pair-charged-with-murder-in-december-double-homicide/37804444?utm_campaign=KMBC&utm_content=56b30a2a04d3014aff207e85&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+New+Content

Slain man's family urges public to come forward with tips

Tom Kuzila shot Saturday in 100 block of Brooklyn Avenue


http://www.kmbc.com/news/slain-mans-family-urged-public-to-come-forward-with-tips/37821276?utm_campaign=KMBC&utm_content=56b4236904d3017f21fb3584&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=trueAnthem:+New+Content

Man scammed out of $6K for Super Bowl tickets

Man scammed out of $6K for Super Bowl tickets: A man said he paid $6,000 for what ended up being some blank sheets of paper after taking several precautions to protect against scams.

Woman fighting back after nude photos leaked online

Woman fighting back after nude photos leaked online: Alicia Clemmons life changed forever when she received an email that said, “Someone did something nasty to you on MyEx.com.” She’s now on a crusade to warn other women and change laws in

Heavy Rain and Heavy Snow

From the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS):




Heavy rain possible from the southern Mid-Atlantic coast to the Southeast Coast and along parts of New England Coast. Heavy snow over parts of the Cascades and heavy rain possible over parts of the Olympic Peninsula. http://origin.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ndfd.php

The Guadalupe Mountains

From the U.S. Department of the Interior:




The Guadalupe Mountains rise dramatically above the high plains of west Texas. Featuring a premier fossil collection, ancient pictographs, pristine wilderness and fascinating history, Guadalupe Mountains National Park offers a rich reward to those bold enough to visit. Photo of Texas’s El Capitan courtesy of Sean Kennedy. — atGuadalupe Mountains National Park.

Kansas City donors among those swindled by fake cancer patient

Kansas City donors among those swindled by fake cancer patient: An East Coast man was busted for allegedly faking a rare form of brain cancer and some of the donations that were supposed to help with his medical treatment came from people in Kansas City.

Quick-thinking boy fends off abduction attempt outside bowling alley

Quick-thinking boy fends off abduction attempt outside bowling alley: Police an 11-year-old boy was chased by a man about 8:30 p.m. at the Fast Lane Fastlane Family Entertainment Center, 2870 Grand Dr.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Colt Defender

Home Is Where Jesus Is | Glenn Beck Program

Agricultural Research Needs to Be a Priority

From the #USDA:


Agronomist Edgar E. Hartwig with soybeans
Agricultural research means real results helping real people every day. Agronomist Edgar E. Hartwig has devoted half a century to soybeans research, developing productive plants with built-in resistance to insects, nematodes, and diseases. He is best known for commercial varieties that include Bragg, Lee, Forrest, Lamar, Sharkey, and most recently, Vernal. (USDA ARS photo by Keith Weller.)
Seeing President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal and the strong commitment it makes to agricultural research reminds me of Dr. Consuelo De Moraes.
As a university researcher and panel manager of the National Research Initiative (NRI) competitive grants program, I called Dr. De Moraes in 2002 to inform her that USDA was going to fund her research proposal on determining how plants defend themselves against insects, so farmers could exploit the same as a means to control pests. She screamed with happiness. Later I learned that people heard the scream throughout the building at Pennsylvania State University. After that, Dr. De Moraes went on to great acclaim as one of the leading insect researchers.
In 2002, only 24 percent of the proposals submitted to the NRI program were funded. Today, the funding rate for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which replaced the NRI program, that number has dipped to barely 10 percent.
Indeed, during FY 2014, NIFA received 3,875 proposals for funding by the AFRI program, of which 1,640 were recommended for funding, and, unfortunately, NIFA could only fund 390 proposals with the resources available.
In this highly competitive environment, many talented scientists and researchers are unable to get funding and, as a result, are leaving agricultural sciences at a time when the need for their innovation is greatest or taking their expertise to other countries that are more supportive of public sector research. A growing population, climate change, diminishing land and water resources, and the need to ensure food security are becoming ever more urgent. Funding shortfalls become even more daunting when one considers the urgency of new and invasive species of pests, antimicrobial resistance, pollinator health, sustainability, poor public health and nutritional outcomes, and the need for innovations for advanced manufacturing and economic enterprises. Funding research to respond to these challenges should be considered as an investment in our Nation’s future, an investment that will pay big dividends in the years to come.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, and its flagship competitive grants program, AFRI, were created as part of the 2008 Farm Bill. At that time, AFRI was authorized by Congress to be funded at $700 million per year.
Since its authorization, Congressional appropriations for AFRI have gone as high as $350 million for this 2016 fiscal year. While every increase during the last few years has been helpful and has catalyzed many more Dr. De Moraeses to make transformative discoveries, there is so much more untapped potential waiting to be discovered and used.
Here are a few recent examples of outcomes resulting from research investments in the AFRI program: new ways to deal with the influenza virus in pigs; increased milk production with fewer resources; innovative and effective ways to manage pests; innovations in irrigation technologies resulting in water savings and improved  nitrogen use efficiency; significant boosts in wheat, corn, and beef cattle productivity despite droughts and increasing temperatures; increased profitability of farmers and livestock producers; conversion of biomass into fuel for commercial and military jets; stronger biomaterials from woody and other biomass; development of new sensors to detect and to deal with pathogens of food safety importance without relying on antibiotics; protection of pollinators; significant improvement in children’s nutritional health; and last, but not least, new economic enterprises and jobs.
Imagine the many, many more discoveries, innovations, and solutions that could be catalyzed if AFRI is funded at its full authorized level?
Many, recognizing that our nation’s food security is tied directly to our national security, have called with urgency to increase this funding: the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, members of Congress, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, farm groups, commodity organizations, Nobel Laureates and other scientists, universities, and young people engaged in 4-H and FFA.
That is why I applaud the President’s request for $700 million for AFRI in his 2017 Budget. The AFRI budget proposal includes $375 million provided in the discretionary request, and a legislative action to make available $325 million in mandatory funding as part of a government-wide investment in research and development.
My colleagues and I look forward to working with Congress so that our best and brightest scientists can find solutions to our most pressing societal and global challenges.