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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

20060530 KDDC Tales From Packaging Hell


Tales From Packaging Hell

Hopefully - as I grow older, kind younger adults will take an interest in my welfare, as I worry that I will starve to death trying to unpackage my food... Either that or power tools will continue to be miniaturized. What the world needs now is a small kitchen chainsaw for unpackaging electronics and food et. al., from the impenetrable plastic from hell.

From "Wired" news, please reads: "Tales From Packaging Hell."

One of the enjoyable paragraphs reads:

"The issue has become such a problem for customers that Consumer Reports in March issued its first-ever Oyster Awards, a tongue-in-cheek "honor" for the most
difficult-to-open packaging genres. Topping that list was the packaging that
electronics are most frequently found in, the PVC clamshell."


Hat tip: Dave Barry's Blog.

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20060530 KDDC Trouble at DiFi's Palace?


Next time you hear Sen. Dianne Feinstein complain about rich Republicans and "tax breaks for the rich," think of this article from SFluxe. Seems that DiFi has run afoul of the city officials with her re-landscaping plans for her new but "modest," $16.5 million home.
Enjoy the pictures and read the article, here: "Trouble at Di’s Palace?"
The "story has a happy ending, afterall!"
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20060530 KDDC Lawmaker chews on legislation



Lawmaker chews on legislation

This may be the only thing we did NOT see in the last session of the Maryland General Assembly:

Hat Tip: Wonkette

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 Posted: 1620 GMT (0020 HKT)

TAPEI, Taiwan (Reuters) -- Pandemonium broke out in Taiwan's parliament
Tuesday when deputies attacked a woman colleague for snatching and trying to eat a proposal on opening direct transport links with China in a bid to stop a vote
on the issue.

Lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) charged
toward the podium and protested noisily to prevent the review of an opposition
proposal seeking an end to decades-old curbs on direct air and shipping links
with China.


Amid the chaos, DPP deputy Wang Shu-hui snatched the written proposal
from an opposition legislator and shoved it into her mouth, television news
footage showed.


Wang later spat out the document and tore it up after opposition
lawmakers failed to get her to cough it up by pulling her hair.


During the melee, another DPP woman legislator, Chuang Ho-tzu, spat at
an opposition colleague.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

20060524 Columns on Frederick John Magsamen






Columns on Frederick John Magsamen

May 24th, 2006

Westminster Eagle on May 24th, 2006:

On Memorial Day, Westminster's own Freddy Magsamen is No. 11 in our hearts 05/24/06 - By Kevin E. Dayhoff:

“Next Monday, Carroll County will commemorate Memorial Day. The tradition of the Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Westminster began in 1868. That year, Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General ...”

Read the rest here:

http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?pnpid=978&show=archivedetails&ArchiveID=1189178&om=1

The most comprehensive column on Freddy Magsamen is in the

Winchester Report on the Westminster Eagle Website:

On Memorial Day, Freddy Magsamen is No. 11 in our hearts

http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?pnpID=978&NewsID=722063&CategoryID=18298&show=localnews&om=20

The Tentacle

http://www.thetentacle.com/author.cfm?MyAuthor=41

May 24, 2006, “Lest We Forget!” Kevin E. Dayhoff

http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=1615

Monday is Memorial Day. It was almost 140 years ago that the tradition of setting aside a day to honor our country's fallen heroes began with Gen. John A. Logan's May 5th, 1868 General Order No. 11 to adorn the graves of Union soldiers with flowers.

Read the rest here.

Also, related:

Carroll County Maryland Vietnam Memorial Park, Westminster

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Labels: Magsamen Frederick John, Military, Military Memorial Day, Military Veterans Day, People Carroll County, Vietnam, Winchester Report, Westminster Eagle, The Tentacle


20060524 Columns on Frederick John Magsamen






Columns on Frederick John Magsamen

May 24th, 2006

Westminster Eagle on May 24th, 2006:

On Memorial Day, Westminster's own Freddy Magsamen is No. 11 in our hearts 05/24/06 - By Kevin E. Dayhoff:

“Next Monday, Carroll County will commemorate Memorial Day. The tradition of the Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Westminster began in 1868. That year, Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General ...”

Read the rest here:

http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?pnpid=978&show=archivedetails&ArchiveID=1189178&om=1

The most comprehensive column on Freddy Magsamen is in the

Winchester Report on the Westminster Eagle Website:

On Memorial Day, Freddy Magsamen is No. 11 in our hearts

http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?pnpID=978&NewsID=722063&CategoryID=18298&show=localnews&om=20

The Tentacle

http://www.thetentacle.com/author.cfm?MyAuthor=41

May 24, 2006, “Lest We Forget!” Kevin E. Dayhoff

http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=1615

Monday is Memorial Day. It was almost 140 years ago that the tradition of setting aside a day to honor our country's fallen heroes began with Gen. John A. Logan's May 5th, 1868 General Order No. 11 to adorn the graves of Union soldiers with flowers.

Read the rest here.

Also, related:

Carroll County Maryland Vietnam Memorial Park, Westminster

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Labels: Magsamen Frederick John, Military, Military Memorial Day, Military Veterans Day, People Carroll County, Vietnam, Winchester Report, Westminster Eagle, The Tentacle

20060529 KDDC Westminster Memorial Day Pics















Westminster Maryland Memorial Day Pictures
by my brother-in-law, "Uncle Ron."
May 29, 2006

Monday, May 29, 2006

20060529 Westminster Memorial Day ceremonies pics






Pictures from Westminster Maryland's Memorial Day Ceremony at the Westminster Cemetery
May 29th, 2006

Thanks to "Uncle Ron" for some of the pictures.

20060529 Westminster Memorial Day Pics by Uncle Ron












Westminster Maryland Memorial Day Pictures
by my brother-in-law, "Uncle Ron."
May 29, 2006



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20060528 KDDC 18680505 Memorial Day Origins

Memorial Day Origins

According to the Historical Society of Carroll County:


“Miss (Mary Bostwick) Shellman began Westminster's observance of Memorial Day on May 30, 1868 when she organized local schoolchildren to place flowers on the graves of Westminster's Civil War dead.”


From unattributed notes in my file, the origins of Memorial Day go back to:


Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.


Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared it should be May 30. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.


The cemetery already held the remains of 20,000 Union dead and several hundred Confederate dead.


Presided over by Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant and other Washington officials, the Memorial Day ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee.


After speeches, children from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.


Local Observances Claim To Be First


Local springtime tributes to the Civil War dead already had been held in various places.


One of the first occurred in Columbus, Miss., April 25, 1866, when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were the graves of Union soldiers, neglected because they were the enemy. Disturbed at the sight of the bare graves, the women placed some of their flowers on those graves, as well.


Today cities in the North and the South claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1866. Both Macon and Columbus, Ga., claim the title, as well as Richmond, Va. The village of Boalsburg, Pa., claims it began there two years earlier.


A stone in a Carbondale, Ill., cemetery carries the statement that the first Decoration Day ceremony took place there on April 29, 1866. Carbondale was the wartime home of Gen. Logan. Approximately 25 places have been named in connection with the origin of Memorial Day, many of them in the South where most of the war dead were buried.


Official Birthplace Declared


In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the "birthplace" of Memorial Day. There a ceremony on May 5, 1866, was reported to have honored local soldiers and sailors who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closed and residents flew flags at half-mast. Supporters of Waterloo's claim say earlier observances in other places were either informal, not community-wide or one-time events.


By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation.


State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day. The Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities. It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars.


In 1971 Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, and designated as the last Monday in May.

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20060529 KDDC 18680505 General John A Logans Memorial Day Order




18680505 General John A Logans Memorial Day Order

GENERAL JOHN A. LOGAN'S MEMORIAL DAY ORDER

General Order No. 11 - Headquarters, Grand Army of the Republic Washington, D.C.,

May 5, 1868

I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose, among other things, "of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion." What can aid more to assure this result than by cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foe? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their death a tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the Nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and found mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of free and undivided republic.

If other eyes grow dull and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us.

Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude,--the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.

II. It is the purpose of the Commander-in-Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to call attention to this Order, and lend its friendly aid in bringing it to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.

III. Department commanders will use every effort to make this order effective.

By command of:
JOHN A. LOGAN,
Commander-in-Chief.

N. P. CHIPMAN,
Adjutant-General.

20060528 KDDC 1891 Ferris Delicious Hams and Bacon


1891 Ferris Delicious Hams and Bacon

20060528 KDDC Dinner at Baugher's last Friday


20060526 Baugher's Memorial Day
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