Osage City Residents Upset Property Could Be Taken If Airport Expands

Jul 28, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WIBW

Osage City, Kan. _ Several property owners in Osage City are upset they could lose their land, if the city's municipal airport expands.

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G Harris

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 1, 2010
 
The property owners will be compensated extremely well. With regards to the Thompsons who said it was their life long family farming business is a lie. The property in question has been in the Thopmpson family for less then 15 years. The farm is not well kept and could easily be mistaken for a junkyard.
J Lingenfelterion

Caseyville, IL

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Aug 2, 2010
 
G Harris. What is your definition of compensated extremely well? Will they get a premium price for their HOME. Will they be paid for mental anguish they are going through? Will they be compensated for moving expenses? How about the values that a price can not be placed upon. Do you actually know if these values will be paid or do you think that a random number from an outside party will simply be a fair offer? As for your comment on how long the property has been a part of the business, how long have the Thompsons actually been farming it? I bet the website you found your information on did not state this. Even if they have only owned it for 15 days,it is still a part of their business, they depend on it to make a living. This statement was not a lie. You simply do not have any sense of this situation. Finally, the comment about it being well kept has nothing to do with whether or not someone should have their home and livelyhood put into danger. While the physical appearance may not be up to your standards, I know for a fact that the Thompsons have made countless improvements on the productivity of this farm. I have not talked to one person in this town that thinks this airport idea is a good idea. It is a waste of money. I realize that the idea of eminent domain allows the government to commandeer property from the unwilling for the greater good of the populus, but this will not do any of the townspeople any good. Think carefully if you can. Why would a jet land in Osage City? It could fly for two more minutes and land in Topeka or Ottawa. This simply makes no sense.
G Harris

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
To J. Lingenfelterion. You are a babbling idiot. I know the Thompson's personally and can tell where they all have lived since the 1940's. The airport is coming, period. Without the improvements Osage will loose FAA certification and funding. Come fly with me.... Ha Ha.... Or maybe go the elevator and have a seat with all the other government subsidy sponges.
Mr Smitha

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
I agree with G Harris. The airport improvement is a good thing. Other surrounding towns are laughing at us. Lyndon, Burlingame or Pomona would be happy to receive such a nice gift from the government.
G Harris

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
Glad I moved from Osage in 1962. My brother keeps me informed and I laugh at the small town drama. Years ago I made deliveries to Osage city when Osage Products was just getting started. Those were the glory days of Osage.
Helga Kurst

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
Scarlett O'Hara is the daughter of an Irish immigrant who has risen from humble origins to become materially and socially successful in the deep south of 1861. He owns a plantation named Tara in Georgia. Scarlett is infatuated with Ashley Wilkes, who marries his cousin, Melanie Hamilton. Wilkes is genuinely ambiguous about his feelings toward Scarlett. He knows his feelings run deep, and are both emotional and sexual in nature; but he never resolves whether to act upon his feelings, or to renounce them and definitively reject Scarlett’s flirtations. And though he never sins in the flesh, the novel clearly implies that he does so in his heart, leading Scarlett along; limited only by his weakness in making a decision as to what he should do.

At the party announcing Ashley's engagement to Melanie, Scarlett meets Rhett Butler, who has a reputation as a rogue. As the Civil War begins, Scarlett accepts a proposal of marriage from Melanie's brother, Charles Hamilton (partly to be near Ashley and partly to take revenge from his sisters who were gossiping about her loose manners). Hamilton soon dies of disease while in training. Scarlett's main concern regarding his death is that she must wear black, which she hates, and that she cannot attend parties.

After the war, Scarlett returns to Tara and manages to keep the place going. When Scarlett cannot get money from Rhett to pay the taxes on Tara, she marries her sister's fiancé, Frank Kennedy, takes control of his business, and increases its profitability with business practices that make many Atlantians resent her. Frank is killed when he and other Ku Klux Klan members raid a shanty town where Scarlet was assaulted while driving alone.

Remorseful after Frank's death, Scarlett marries Rhett, who is aware of her passion for Ashley(witnessed at Ashley and Melanie's engagement) but hopes that one day she will come to love him instead. Scarlett eventually comes to realize that she does love Rhett, but only once the couple has been through so much that Rhett has fallen out of love with her.
Gena Haynes

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
Suntrust v. Houghton Mifflin Co., 252 F. 3d 1165 (11th Cir. 2001), opinion at 268 F.3d 1257, was a case decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit against the owner of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, vacating an injunction prohibiting the publisher of Alice Randall's The Wind Done Gone from distributing the book. Some say that this case stands for the principle that the creation and publication of a carefully written parody novel in the United States counts as fair use. However, publisher Houghton paid a substantial settlement, prompted by the findings of both the District Court and the Appeals Court that Randall's copying was excessive. The Mitchell heirs lost only in the sense that they were unable to enjoin publication, yet the Court recognized that they had suffered a “harm [that] can adequately be remedied through an award of monetary damages.” In permitting parody without permission, the decision follows the previous United States Supreme Court decision in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. which ruled that 2 Live Crew's unlicensed use of the bass line from Roy Orbison's song "Oh, Pretty Woman" constituted fair use under copyright law and extends that principle from songs to novels and is binding precedent in the Eleventh
Ralph Tenspan

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
hett Butler's People by Donald McCaig is an authorized sequel to Gone with the Wind. It was published in November 2007.

Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler’s People is a novel that parallels Gone with the Wind from Rhett Butler's perspective.[1] The book was unveiled on November 3, 2007[1] after several years of setbacks and two previous authors.[2][3] Both Emma Tennant and Pat Conroy had been previously commissioned by the estate to produce the book.[2]

McCaig chooses to disregard the novel Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley. He does not acknowledge its existence in the canon of Gone with the Wind nor does his novel incorporate any of its characters. McCaig's impression is that the Margaret Mitchell estate was "thoroughly embarrassed" by Ripley's novel.[4] The book attempts to present a semi-journalistic view of the life and times of Rhett Butler, while remaining faithful to the original Mitchell work. The Rhett-Scarlett love-story is downplayed in the book.

The novel begins with a duel which is mentioned in Gone with the Wind. This is the reason that Rhett is not received in Charleston. Eventually the novel flashes back to when Rhett is twelve. It continues through the time until Gone with the Wind and retells the story. The story is not completely from Rhett's perspective. It proceeds to tell other moments from the time during the original story and then proceeds to add a new ending to the story. The book only goes a short ways past the timeline of Gone with the Wind (unlike the sequel Scarlett, which travels several years further).
Roland Hollands

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
Unidentified flying object (commonly abbreviated as UFO or U.F.O.) is the popular term for any apparent aerial phenomenon whose cause cannot be easily or immediately identified by the observer. The United States Air Force, which coined the term in 1952, initially defined UFOs as those objects that remain unidentified after scrutiny by expert investigators,[1] though today the term UFO is colloquially used to refer to any unidentifiable sighting regardless of whether it has been investigated. UFO reports increased precipitously after the first widely publicized U.S. sighting, reported by private pilot Kenneth Arnold in June 24 1947, that gave rise to the popular terms "flying saucer" and "flying disc." The term UFO is popularly taken as a synonym for alien spacecraft and generally most discussions of UFOs revolve around this presumption.[2] UFO enthusiasts and devotees have created organizations, religious cults have adopted extraterrestrial themes, and in general the UFO concept has evolved into a prominent mythos in modern culture.[3] Some investigators now prefer to use the broader term unidentified aerial phenomenon (or UAP), to avoid the confusion and speculative associations that have become attached to UFO.[4] Another widely known acronym for UFO in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian is OVNI (Objeto Volador No Identificado, Objeto Voador Não Identificado, Objet volant non identifié or Oggetto Volante Non Identificato).

Studies have established that the majority of UFOs are observations of some real but conventional object—most commonly aircraft, balloons, or astronomical objects such as meteors or bright planets—that have been misidentified by the observer as anomalies, while a small percentage of reported UFOs are hoaxes.[5] Between 5% to 20% of anomalous sightings can be classified as unidentified in the strictest sense (see below for some studies).

The possibility that all UFO sightings are misidentifications of known natural phenomena[6] inspired some debate in the scientific community about whether scientific investigation was warranted given the paucity of available empirical data.[7][8][9][10][11] Very little peer-reviewed literature has been published in which scientists have proposed, studied or supported non-prosaic explanations for UFOs.[12] Nevertheless, UFOs as a cultural phenomenon continues to be the subject of serious academic research[12] and amateur investigators continue to advocate that UFOs represent real and unexplained events, whether or not they are associated with alien encounters.
James lawson

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
APPEARANCE ON COAST-TO-COAST AM WITH GEORGE NOORY, 10:00 P.M.(PDT), THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010

Peter has been invited to make an hour-long appearance on Coast-to-Coast, with George Noory, tonight, July 29. Peter will be talking about the recent spate of reports of curious “fireballs,” red, orange and yellow, as well as about his proposal for using “passive” radar to detect UFO’s in the near-Earth environment. Callers will be invited to call in to the program during the second half hour.

UPDATE ON PRANK CALLER--SUCCESS! We received a telephone call on Thursday afternoon, apprising our Center that the prank caller from Casey, Iowa, had been identified, and his parents had been informed of his antics! The new system worked, as we had hoped, and we may continue the system. We express our gratitude to the adults in Casey, IA, who properly identified the foul-mouthed youth, and we also express our gratitude to Deputy “C,” at the Adair County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Office for his assistance, and the time he devoted to the case.
James lawson

West Des Moines, IA

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Aug 5, 2010
 
NEW REPORTS POSTED JULY 19, 2010

We have posted 261 recently submitted reports to our website, some of which appear to be similar to those received during the first ten days of this month, which we discuss in our July 06th and July 10th postings below. The reports describe red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” which have been reported to maneuver in fashions that suggest to us that they are not aircraft, pyrotechnic devices, or any other type of object that we can imagine.

An example of those recent reports is one submitted from ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, The witness is a retired military aviator, with approximately 5,000 hours of accumulated flight time, and he was unable to identify the objects. Full Report

If any of the visitors to our website have been witness to this type of phenomenon, recently, we would like to encourage them to submit reports of their sightings, using our Online Report Form. As we outline below, we would like to know where the witnesses were located, at the time of the event; what direction he or she was looking; the number of objects seen; how they moved across the sky; and any other facts necessary for another person, who reads the report, to understand what the event looked like.
GAVRIIL

Israel

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Oct 17, 2011
 
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GAVRIIL

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