Engineering Feat Puts Future Provo Temple on ‘Stilts’

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For the past several months, Provo, Utah, residents have had a unique sight in their midst: the nearly seven-million-pound exterior of a 112-year-old building standing on 40-foot-high steel stilts. More than just an unusual construction site, this scene is the beginning of an extensive process to preserve the exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, a community landmark gutted by fire in December 2010. As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in October 2011, the building is being converted into a Mormon temple. Read more:

Virgil Fox & John Grady – Pipe Organ Music – Sound Engineering – The Organs – Part Two

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Part two of ‘The Organs’ video with three more selections taken from two vinyl albums showcasing the magnificent recorded sound from cathedral pipe organs as played by the great Virgil Fox, John Grady and Donald Dumler.
The first selection is John Grady and Donald Dumler playing a pipe organ duet, ‘The Great Organ’ and The Chancler Organ, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. A masterful job of recording by audio engineer Kenneth Mapes from Mirrosonic Records.

The next two selections are the master organist himself, Virgil Fox, playing the great organ at Riverside Church in New York City. This time, however, it is a recording from RCA Records Living Stereo Red Seal series also from 1959 entitled “Virgil Fox – Encores”. The audio engineer is none other than one of the best, John Crawford.

Both copies of vinyl are in great condition. The usual scrub-and-rinse cleaning method was used with very light de-clicking and no noise filtering needed. Slight EQ was applied.

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The College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno

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There’s never been a better time to be an engineer in Northern Nevada. Learn more about how the College of Engineering is preparing students for jobs in Nevada’s growing tech economy.

Douglas Bridge grand opening [10/13/1935].

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Title from film container. Originally issued on 16 mm. film. Shows opening ceremony of the bridge between Juneau and Douglas [10/13/1935]. Shows scenes of the Alaska-Juneau (AJ) Mine.

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DUKE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL. Durham, N.C. April 18, 2012.

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Duke University Chapel is a chapel located at the center of the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. It is an ecumenical Christian chapel and the center of religion at Duke, and has connections to the United Methodist Church. Constructed from 1930 to 1932, the Chapel seats about 1,800 people and stands 210 feet (64 m) tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in Durham County. It is built in the Collegiate Gothic style, characterized by its large stones, pointed arches, and ribbed vaults.The tower was heavily inspired by Boston College’s Gasson Hall, which was built 19 years earlier. It also has a 50-bell carillon and three pipe organs, one with 5,033 pipes and another with 6,900 pipes.A conscious decision was made to place the Chapel at the center of the university and on the highest ridge of Duke University’s West Campus. Although plans for a chapel were first made in April 1925, the cornerstone was not laid until 22 October 1930. In fact, when it was completed in 1935 at a cost of $2.3 million, the Chapel was the last of the original buildings to be built on West Campus. It was first used during Commencement in 1932 and was formally dedicated on 2 June 1935. Stained-glass windows and other details were installed at a later date.The chapel was designed by African American Julian Abele, chief designer for the Philadelphia firm of Horace Trumbauer. The current Dean of the Chapel is Samuel Wells.

Russian American: The Alaskan Church Today V. Rev. Nicholas Molodyko-Harris

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The Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris is an Orthodox priest, having served the Church in Alaska for over thirty-two years. He is the former Chancellor of the Diocese of Alaska, former Dean of the South Central Deanery in Alaska, and Founding Pastor of St. Innocent Bicentennial Orthodox Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended Christ the Savior Orthodox Seminary in Johnstown, PA and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary in South Canaan, PA, where he graduated in 1961. Fr. Nicholas was ordained to the Holy Priesthood and in 1961 and has been a priest for fifty-five years. He has been married to Matushka Anastasia for fifty-five years, has six children and their spouses, and ten grandchildren. During Father Nicholas’s ministry in Alaska he serviced over twenty parishes, covering some 500+ miles of territory, all while still being a full time pastor to St. Innocent Cathedral in Anchorage. He baptized over 2,000 Orthodox Christians during his ministry. After his service in Alaska, he retired to Merritt Island, Florida in 1999, and currently serves a mission parish in Palm Coast, Florida. He is in the process of writing a book about his life experiences in Alaska.

Words at War: Assignment USA / The Weeping Wood / Science at War

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The Detroit Race Riot broke out in Detroit, Michigan in June 20, 1943, and lasted for three days before Federal troops restored order. The rioting between blacks and whites began on Belle Isle on June 20, 1943 and continued until the 22nd of June, killing 34, wounding 433, and destroying property valued at $2 million.

In the summer of 1943, in the midst of World War II, tensions between blacks and whites in Detroit were escalating. Detroit’s population had grown by 350,000 people since the war began. The booming defense industries brought in large numbers of people with high wages and very little available housing. 50,000 blacks had recently arrived along with 300,000 whites, mostly from rural Appalachia and Southern States.[2]

Recruiters convinced blacks as well as whites in the South to come up North by promising them higher wages in the new war factories. Believing that they had found a promised land, blacks began to move up North in larger numbers. However, upon arriving in Detroit, blacks found that the northern bigotry was just as bad as that they left behind in the deep South. They were excluded from all public housing except Brewster Housing Projects, forced to live in homes without indoor plumbing, and paid rents two to three times higher than families in white districts. They also faced discrimination from the public and unfair treatment by the Detroit Police Department.[3] In addition, Southern whites brought their traditional bigotry with them as both races head up North, adding serious racial tensions to the area. Job-seekers arrived in such large numbers in Detroit that it was impossible to house them all.

Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government was concerned about providing housing for the workers who were beginning to pour into the area. On June 4, 1941, the Detroit Housing Commission approved two sites for defense housing projects–one for whites, one for blacks. The site originally selected by the commission for black workers was in a predominantly black area, but the U.S. government chose a site at Nevada and Fenelon streets, an all-white neighborhood.

To complete this, a project named Sojourner Truth was launched in the memory of a black Civil War woman and poet. Despite this, the white neighborhoods opposed having blacks moving next to their homes, meaning no tenants were to be built. On January, 20, 1942, Washington DC informed the Housing Commission that the Sojourner Truth project would be for whites and another would be selected for blacks. But when a suitable site for blacks could not be found, Washington housing authorities agreed to allow blacks into the finished homes. This was set on February 28, 1942.[4] In February 27, 1942, 120 whites went on protest vowing they would keep any black homeowners out of their sight in response to the project. By the end of the day, it had grown to more than 1,200, most of them were armed. Things went so badly that two blacks in a car attempted to run over the protesters picket line which led to a clash between white and black groups. Despite the mounting opposition from whites, black families moved into the project at the end of April. To prevent a riot, Detroit Mayor Edward Jeffries ordered the Detroit Police Department and state troops to keep the peace during that move. Over 1,100 city and state police officers and 1,600 Michigan National Guard troops were mobilized and sent to the area around Nevada and Fenelon street to guard six African-American families who moved into the Sojourner Truth Homes. Thanks to the presence of the guard, there were no further racial problems for the blacks who moved into this federal housing project. Eventually, 168 black families moved into these homes.[5] Despite no casualties in the project, the fear was about to explode a year later.[6]

In early June 1943, three weeks before the riot, Packard Motor Car Company promoted three blacks to work next to whites in the assembly lines. This promotion caused 25,000 whites to walk off the job, effectively slowing down the critical war production. It was clear that whites didn’t mind that blacks worked in the same plant but refused to work side-by-side with them. During the protest, a voice with a Southern accent shouted in the loudspeaker, “I’d rather see Hitler and Hirohito win than work next to a nigger”.

Former Government Biologist Addresses Climate Engineering Threat At Northern California Event

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On August 14th, 2015, there was a major event in Northern California that was organized for the purpose of exposing and halting global climate engineering programs that are decimating our planet and the entire web of life. Numerous experts spoke out at this event including attorneys, former government scientists, a former defense industry technician, former military personel, a prominent Northern California Neurologist, and a CEO for one of the largest environmental and engineering consulting firms in the world. Approximately 1000 people attended this event. One of the experts that spoke was Allan Buckmann. Allan is a former California Department of Fish and Game biologist with 38 years of experience. In addition Allan is a former US Air Force trained weather observer. His credentials for addressing the critical climate engineering issue are ideal and he makes his voice heard loudly and clearly in the testimony he gives below. The emcee for this important event was John B. Wells, radio host for the highly acclaimed “Caravan to Midnight” show. John works tirelessly toward exposing the truth for the common good. His participation in the Northern California event was of immense benefit to the cause of exposing geoengineering. My deepest appreciation to John, to all the speakers that participated and shared their knowledge, to each and every activist that contributed countless hours, and of course our gratitude to all those that attended the event. Individuals came from locations as far away as Valdez Alaska and St. Louis Missouri. Below is the first speaker to give testimony at the event.