Saturday, February 03, 2007
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A massive undersea earthquake measuring 9.3 on the Richter triggered the December 26 tsunami; it's a known fact. But now an international team of geologists have revealed that the tsunami was probably caused by a phenomena where tectonic plates lock over each other creating upheavals in the water volume above the fault line. "
Friday, February 02, 2007
In a story from below about the tornado in Florida a reporter listens to a man talk about the plight of himself and his wife.......Quote, "ABC News: 14 Dead As Storms Sweep Through Fla.: "'Every muscle and bone in my body shook,' said Lee Shaver, 54. 'We don't know what to do. We have no cell phones, wallets, IDs.'"
At a Social Club Meeting Maryln Breakfield speaks of the huge 8.9 earthquake in Alaska when they lived there. Everything was so confused Bob and her did not know what to do. They were warned a tsunami was coming but they did not know what to do. So, they went home and waited.
A t LVH we have had the Neighborhood Watch Block Captain System for years. It evolved over time to where there were over 35 Block Captains through out the park. Each operating independently. This one did a good job.. that one didn't do anything, That one was disorganized, this one did things this way while others did it that way. Some did nothing.
Evolving Neighborhood Watch gained a coordinator who would receive and transmit messages to all the Block Captains and try to standardize all the forms... Some change in efficiency but not really that much. Why? The poor coordinator needed to get on the phone to relay a message to 35 other people. By the time that was done it would be time to call again to tell everyone the event was over. This process would be over 6 hours long.. If someone was not home they didn't get notified and neither did their people. Here is a management factoid... Anytime the group you manage is over 7 people or groups everything will deteriorate. 5 groups or 5 people works. 35 block captains ridicoulous! Not gonna work and takes to long. Wears out the coordinator besides as in the story above ...The couple's phones would not work. This is a recipe for disaster. An unnecessary disaster that we can all avoid by entering the KNOW ZONE.
Things will be changing rapidly very soon.. In fact they have all ready started... As of tonight Irene Repetski is entering the know zone.... You are part of the solution!
US Health Officials: How to Survive a Flu Pandemic - Science News - Playfuls.com - Science & Technology
Fossils of "Most Primitive Primate" Found Near Yellowstone: "Fossils of the most primitive primate ever discovered have been unearthed near Yellowstone National Park, a find that scientists say could redraw humans' family tree."
WEEK OF JANUARY 28, 2007
LEAD STORYIn findings that could surely be matched in the United States, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reported in January that the country's 100 highest-paid business executives had, by 9:46 a.m. on Jan. 2, earned an amount equal to what the average Canadian would earn in all of 2007. And The New York Times reported in December that Wall Street bonuses for 2006 were so large that one real estate broker complained at New York City's shortage of $20 million properties and a Greenwich, Conn., Ferrari dealer complained that Ferrari hadn't manufactured enough 599 GTB Fioranos (price: about $250,000) to fill his customers' orders. [Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall, Ontario), 1-2-07] [New York Times, 12-25-06]
Thursday, February 01, 2007
The Know Zone
Mike Larsen, a friend and fellow CERT team member said, “You know you ought to write about some of the stuff that has been going on around here and how everyone needs to enter the Know Zone.”
Did you know that the CERT team is working out plans called, “Standard Operating Procedures” (SOP’s)? What’s that? Well, they are guidelines for a team to follow during an emergency. Because we are developing these SOP’s as a team, we all have a say in what and how those plans work. At the end an SOP has been designed and discussed to the most miniscule detail by everyone on the team. All possibilities that we can think of beforehand are included in the plan. So when the day arrives we will have both practiced and planned for a lot of the possibilities as a team. Those that we can’t know will be dealt with as they come up. But for the most part we will have a handle on a lot of what happens.
Did you know that the current largest problem we face is getting our community in touch with one another especially in the first few hours. Pulling everyone under one umbrella and making sure you know we are coming and what you can do. You need to be in the Know Zone.
Did you know that 2 persons came out of the forest late at night recently and the police were called? Did you know they were arrested for meth? Did you know that a lady has been seen at the main gate, late at night, staring across the park by residents? Are you in the know about a resident that makes a patrol loop around the park once a night in the wee hours of the morning? He actually confronted some teenagers loitering and scared them off and turned it in to the police. Did you know that one of our single lady residents awoke to a strange man standing next to her bed recently? He was arrested. Did you know what was going on during the last high powered wind storm. Were you able to follow what repair crews encountered? Those in the know zone know all about these things. Did you know that right now the water is shut off on 60th st here in our community? Won’t be on for a day or so. about the lady who was protected from loss of oxygen in the last windstorm? Did you know that recently a modus operandi for local theives is to run a stick across your outside wall and if no lights come on they feel emboldened to break in? Did you know that several residents possess the key to the know zone and are in the know? Because of the know zone several people feel more secure and sleep easier...
NOW! The Know Zone is going to increase in size and scope .. Everyone will be offered the key. You will be able to know what is going on 24/7 in our community... and you are part of the plan.
Coming Soon .... The Know Zone.. don’t miss out.
Email from Larry Henson
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Of course, there is one small snag in Moreno's utopian view of free Wi-Fi for everyone. In the U.S., it's illegal.
'Sharing broadband access outside of your dwelling is a violation of our subscriber agreement,' said Maureen Huff, a spokeswoman for Time Warner Cable, the second largest cable operator in the U.S. 'We've taken steps as a company to inform our customers that passive or active theft of our services is illegal, and people who violate these agreements can be prosecuted on a criminal and civil basis.'"
Snow Complicates Life for Alaska's Moose, Deep Mountain Snow Complicates Life for Alaska's Urban Moose - CBS News
It could also be used to individually tailor diet for weight control, the University of California team claimed."
Good Morning Ron,
Last night a water leak occurred in the vicinity of 608 NE 60th St. Early this morning I made the decision to turn the water off to the loop line serving that area.
Now contacting residents in the area to inform them that Dave or I will bring them water if they need it and there are showers at the Longview Hills Community Center spa room. Apologize for the inconvenience. Hope to get this fixed as soon as possible.
Larry Henson, CM/LA-LVHMHC
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Take time to listen to the whole report this gentlemen has...........
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Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunny Oregon Coast Sees Rare Oddities, Seals and Wild Waves: "Sunny Oregon Coast Sees Rare Oddities, Seals and Wild Waves
Intense wave action at Yachats
(Oregon Coast) – It was more than the average visitor bargained for on the Oregon coast this weekend, as the warm weather brought out an exciting, even rarely witnessed natural event, a couple of lounging seals, some strange discoveries about tide pool life and extraordinary waves that belied the calm, sunny conditions and would’ve made surfers from Hawaii jealous."
January 29, 2007
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COBURG, Ore. (AP) — A truck stop business designed to spare the planet has opened near the Interstate 5 exit to Coburg. It sells fuel-saving and anti-pollution devices to long-haul semitrailer drivers."
PRAIRIE CREEK – Avid hikers Jim and Nell Hamm of Fortuna had never seen a mountain lion track, much less an actual lion, in all the years they’d hiked California’s abundant trails.
But that changed in a horrifying instant last Wednesday, Jan. 24, when a mountain lion knocked 70-year-old Jim Hamm down and clamped its teeth onto his skull just a quarter mile from the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park."
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Rural vs. urban - The grass seed industry plans an all-out offensive to stop the bill
SILVERTON -- At times resembling miniature nuclear explosions, towering pillars of smoke rise up over Oregon's populous Willamette Valley each summer, billowing up to 6,000 feet and higher."
Posted 1/26/2007 7:51 AM ET
DURHAM. N.C. (AP) — That cup of coffee just not getting it done anymore? How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? "
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 By JOEL STEIN
1 cup cooked oatmeal
1/2 cup fresh berries
1 cup plain yogurt
6 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350?. Although you will not use the oven for this recipe, it will warm up the cold kitchen in the morning. (Remember to leave oven door open.) Also, I always wanted to start a recipe with 'preheat oven.'
Divide the oatmeal between two small, pyrex bowls. Push the berries on top of the oatmeal. Pour enough yogurt on top to insulate the heat of the oatmeal.
Spoon sugar over top of bowls evenly, fully covering. Burn with a créme brûlée torch until solid.
Serves two idiots willing to tolerate your stupid ideas."
Solar Home in Va. Getting High Marks, Experimental Solar Home, a Va. Tech Project, Plays Host to Green-Friendly State Senator - CBS News
Solar Home in Va. Getting High Marks, Experimental Solar Home, a Va. Tech Project, Plays Host to Green-Friendly State Senator - CBS News: "(AP) State Sen. Frank Wagner is staying warm at his temporary address, even in below-freezing weather and without a traditional power supply or fireplace.
The Virginia Beach Republican, a proponent of alternative energy sources, is living for a week outside the Science Museum of Virginia in a solar-powered house designed and built by Virginia Tech students. He moved in Wednesday.