I heard about it on the radio, and was aware of the change by the FAA (See Coordination, coordination, coordination); but, I hadn't time to read the paper or to make this posting, yesterday. The following is from The Wichita Eagle.
Mary Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, unveils the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport logo. Mayor Carl Brewer and Wichita City Council members are on the right. (Jan. 26, 2015) Mike Hutmacher The Wichita Eagle
An excerpt from the referenced article is below.
Eisenhower, who served as president from 1953 to 1961, grew up in Abilene. His boyhood home is preserved in Abilene, on the grounds of Eisenhower’s presidential library and museum.
Mary Esienhower said in her remarks that her grandfather had a pilot’s license, and he and her father owned a Piper Cherokee, a single piston-engine aircraft.
“I should add that he was a talented pilot and quite keen on aerobatics,” she said in her speech.
For consideration following Stu's "Before CC asks : yes there are many women studying to become teachers too, but mostly in non-MINT subjects. Chicken & egg problem?" (Stu's MINT would be my STEM.)
In addition (I understand that I've written this before): 1) They keep putting stupid pink hats on girls and stupid blue hats on boys in the neo-natal care units of the hospitals and 2) parents continue to dress babies/toddlers/infants in clothes that scream out, "I am a boy!" or "I am a girl!" (Please note blue and pink clothing in the cartoon, for gods sake.)
To save you a little time, this (below) is an excerpt from the Oklahoma State University report on a survey taken by their Department of Agricultural Economics.
Support or Oppose of Government Policies
Addition of a few minutes later:
I just found this at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (I know...it's Sunday, here!) I find it apropos.
Annals of Technology: The Cobweb: Can the Internet be archived? by Jill Lepore. (I believe that you can access one article without hitting a paywall.)
If, like mine, your last name falls near the end of the alphabet and, if like me, you subscribe to at least one magazine, you'll probably have noticed by now that most of the world reads "your" magazine before it graces your postal box. Everyone else has already read and digested The New Yorker, January 26, 2015 issue, I'm sure. My copy came in today's mail.
I'll keep this brief; but, I can't ignore the article entirely. First off, the article was so much fun to read. Secondly, it answered a question that I didn't even know I had.
As you can tell by the sub-title, the article addresses Internet archiving. One of the enterprises engaged in such activitie is the Internet Archive, based in San Francisco CA. In the article, we are told:
"The address of the Internet Archive is archive.org, but another way to visit is to take a plane to San Francisco and ride in a cab to the Presidio, past cypresses that look as though someone had drawn them there with a smudgy crayon. At 300 Funston Avenue, climb a set of stone steps and knock on the brass door of a Greek Revival temple. You can’t miss it: it’s painted wedding-cake white and it’s got, out front, eight Corinthian columns and six marble urns."
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The following paragraph continues:
"“We bought it because it matched our logo,” Brewster Kahle told me when I met him there, and he wasn’t kidding. Kahle is the founder of the Internet Archive and the inventor of the Wayback Machine. The logo of the Internet Archive is a white, pedimented Greek temple."
And now, we've stumbled upon a question that I didn't know I had. For some years, I've never faltered when running across the term "Wayback Machine" - understanding from context what it meant. I did not know that the "Wayback Machine" had its genesis in a kids' TV cartoon. A later paragraph in the article educates me.
"Kahle is long-armed and pink-cheeked and public-spirited; his hair is gray and frizzled. He wears round wire-rimmed eyeglasses, linen pants, and patterned button-down shirts. He looks like Mr. Micawber, if Mr. Micawber had left Dickens’s London in a time machine and landed in the Pacific, circa 1955, disguised as an American tourist. Instead, Kahle was born in New Jersey in 1960. When he was a kid, he watched “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show”; it has a segment called “Peabody’s Improbable History,” which is where the Wayback Machine got its name. Mr. Peabody, a beagle who is also a Harvard graduate and a Nobel laureate, builds a WABAC machine—it’s meant to sound like a UNIVAC, one of the first commercial computers—and he uses it to take a boy named Sherman on adventures in time. “We just set it, turn it on, open the door, and there we are—or were, really,” Peabody says."
Returning to the Greek Revival temple much later in the article we are told that:
"On the wall on either side of the altar, wooden slates display what, when this was a church, had been the listing of the day’s hymn numbers. The archivists of the Internet have changed those numbers. One hymn number was 314. “Do you know what that is?” Kahle asked. It was a test, and something of a trick question, like when someone asks you what’s your favorite B track on the White Album. “Pi,” I said, dutifully, or its first three digits, anyway. Another number was 42. Kahle gave me an inquiring look. I rolled my eyes. Seriously?"
My hat is off to the author, Ms Lepore!
"Waybackmachine3" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Waybackmachine3.png#mediaviewer/File:Waybackmachine3.png
P.S. This cartoon pre-dates our family's first TV receiver.
I no longer post recipes - usually. While Bogie was visiting for a few days, I did look around for a recipe for Tumbleweeds - and - promptly modified the one that I picked out - to suit my own taste. So I will be able to find the recipe the next time I wish to make Tumbleweeds, here it is.
1 quart vanilla ice cream (slightly softened)
¼ cup Kahlua coffee liqueur
¼ cup Crème de Cacao chocolate liqueur
¼ cup Brandy
¼ cup Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
Place mixture in tightly covered container, returning to freezer until time to serve. When served, sprinkle with grated nutmeg (if you like!)
Tumbleweeds were served by a member of our "social circle" back in the mid-1960s. Yes, shockingly enough, HH and I belonged to a "social circle" back then, comprising members of the local Jaycee chapter and its auxiliary. (I cannot believe that the spell checker wanted me to use "it's". Did I do OK, ME?)
It is really difficult for one to be completely logical and consistent. Improbably Research carries the following posting.
January 15th, 2015
This study focuses public attention on the (hitherto largely ignored) concept of wider angle of wag:
“Risk factors for tail injuries in dogs in Great Britain,” G. Diesel, D. Pfeiffer, S. Crispin and D. Brodbelt, Veterinary Record, vol. 166, no. 26, June 26, 2010, pp. 812-7. The authors report:
“Data were obtained from a stratified random sample of veterinary practices throughout Great Britain, and questionnaires were sent to owners of dogs with tail injuries and owners of a randomly selected sample of dogs without tail injuries…. Two hundred and eighty-one tail injuries were recorded from a population of 138,212 dogs attending 52 participating practices….. Dogs with a wide angle of wag and dogs kept in kennels were at significantly higher risk of sustaining a tail injury. Dogs with docked tails were significantly less likely to sustain a tail injury.”
See the problem with the logic? One hundred percent of the "Dogs with docked tails...." were injured (ask your dog!); thus, they cannot be "...significantly less likely to sustain a tail injury."
In real estate, it's location, location, location. In doing something that affects a lot of people, it's coordination, coordination, coordination.
A bit over one year ago, someone started a buzz around Wichita to change the name of the largest airport in the State of Kansas. Eventually, "The Wichita City Council, sitting as the airport authority, voted Tuesday to change the name of Mid-Continent Airport to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. (April 8, 2014) The Wichita Eagle". Below is the photo that accompanies the newspaper report.
The article continued:
The action Tuesday was largely symbolic, clearing the way for the new name to go to the Federal Aviation Administration for paperwork changes. The name change becomes effective next year when the new airport terminal opens.
The vote also cleans up a city omission from March, inserting the name “Wichita” officially into the new airport name.
Eisenhower, who was from Abilene, served as supreme commander of Allied Forces in Europe during World War II and as United States president from 1953 to 1961.
Opponents of the change reiterated their criticisms Tuesday: the estimated $270,000 cost to the airport and city to change the name and highway signage, the 60 years that have passed since Ike was president.
Former county commissioner Dave Bayouth contended that young people today don’t know who Eisenhower is.
And city clerk Karen Sublett read into the record a statement from the city’s airport advisory board opposing the change. The board met Monday afternoon and voted 10-1 to oppose the name change.
But in the end, Mayor Carl Brewer said, “I could never come up with a reason not. There are more reasons why it’s the right thing to do.”
I changed some of the text to red in the above excerpt: "The name change becomes effective next year when the new airport terminal opens." Therein, lies the rub. No one thought about coordinating the name change with the FAA's schedule for publishing updated charts. Thus, although the signage remains the same (well, it looked just like the above photo when I took Hunky Husband to catch his flight last Sunday morning), the FAA has changed some charts. For instance, if a pilot looks up NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen), this is what greets them:
Data Current as of: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:37:00 UTC
The new terminal is scheduled to open in about three months. I'll try to remember to share some photos at that time.
Please note that Pres Eisenhower had no ties to Wichita, other than having lived in the State of Kansas - in Abilene KS - about 120 miles distant from Wichita. The Eisenhower Memorial Highway (AKA Kansas Hiway 15 or K-15) runs through Wichita, leading to Abilene, the site of the Eisenhower Memorial Museum. From our house, driving a total of 1.75 miles west, 0.4 miles north puts us on K-15.