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07.31.11

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Today - July 31, yyyy

Today is Sunday, July 31, the 212th day of 2011. There are 153 days left in the year.

Thought for Today: “The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it.“ — Don Marquis, American journalist, poet and dramatist (1878-1937).

Today’s Highlight in History:

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On July 31, 1991, President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow.

On this date:

In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general in the American Continental Army.

In 1875, the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, died in Carter County, Tenn., at age 66.

In 1919, Germany’s Weimar (VY’-mahr) Constitution was adopted by the republic’s National Assembly.

In 1941, Japan apologized to the United States a day after its bombers damaged the gunboat USS Tutuila at Chongqing, China.

In 1961, for the first time in baseball history, an All-Star Game ended in a draw, 1-1, as rain stopped the contest at Fenway Park. (It was the second of two All-Star Games played that season.) IBM introduced its first Selectric typewriter with its distinctive “typeball.“

In 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, transmitting pictures back to Earth before crashing onto the lunar surface.

In 1971, Apollo 15 crew members David Scott and James Irwin became the first astronauts to use a lunar rover on the surface of the moon.

In 1972, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton withdrew from the ticket with George McGovern following disclosures that Eagleton had once undergone psychiatric treatment.

In 1981, a seven-week-old Major League Baseball strike ended.

In 1989, a pro-Iranian group in Lebanon released a grisly videotape showing the body of American hostage William R. Higgins, a Marine lieutenant-colonel, dangling from a rope.

Ten years ago:
•  The U.S. House of Representatives voted, 265-162, to ban all cloning of human embryos, casting Congress’ first votes on the divisive ethical issue.
•  Israeli helicopters fired missiles into offices of the militant Hamas movement, killing eight Palestinians, including a senior Hamas leader and two young boys walking on the street outside.

Five years ago:
•  Cuban President Fidel Castro temporarily ceded power to his brother, Raul, after gastrointestinal surgery.

One year ago:
•  Chelsea Clinton married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in the upstate New York village of Rhinebeck. Orchestra leader Mitch Miller died in New York at age 99.
•  Tom Mankiewicz, 68, a screenwriter of James Bond films such as “Diamonds Are Forever” and “Live and Let Die,“ and the first two “Superman” movies, died in Los Angeles.

Today’s Birthdays:
Actor Don Murray is 82
Jazz composer-musician Kenny Burrell is 80
Actor Geoffrey Lewis is 76
Actress France Nuyen is 72
Actress Susan Flannery is 72
Singer Lobo is 68
Actress Geraldine Chaplin is 67
Former movie studio executive Sherry Lansing is 67
Singer Gary Lewis is 66
Rock singer Bob Welch is 65
Actor Richard Griffiths is 64
Actor Lane Davies is 61
International Tennis Hall of Famer Evonne Goolagong Cawley is 60
Actor Barry Van Dyke is 60
Actor Alan Autry is 59
Jazz composer-musician Michael Wolff is 59
Actor James Read is 58
Actor Michael Biehn is 55
Masssachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is 55
Rock singer-musician Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets) is 54
Entrepreneur Mark Cuban is 53
Rock musician Bill Berry is 53
Actor Wesley Snipes is 49
Country singer Chad Brock is 48
Musician Fatboy Slim is 48
Rock musician Jim Corr is 47
Author J.K. Rowling (ROHL’-ing) is 46
Actor Dean Cain is 45
Actor Ben Chaplin is 42
Actor Loren Dean is 42
Retired NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte is 40
Actress Annie Parisse (pah-REES’) is 36
Actor Robert Telfer is 34
Country singer-musician Zac Brown is 33
Actor-producer-writer B.J. Novak is 32
Actor Eric Lively is 30
Country singer Blaire Stroud (3 of Hearts) is 28
Singer Shannon Curfman is 26
Actor Rico Rodriguez (TV: “Modern Family”) is 13

WV Lottery - 07.30.11

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Community Corrections Program in the Area Get Funding

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Twenty-two programs received more than $6 million

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has awarded more than $6 million to 22 community corrections programs.

The Upshur County Commission has learned that $243,000 of that will go to community corrections programs in Upshur, Lewis, and Braxton counties.

Community corrections programs give the judicial system sentencing alternatives for offenders who may not require institutional custody.

Cheek says the three counties will serve 200 clients this year.

Other area county receiving funding was:

Doddridge County = $114,000

Federal Court Backs WV School in Online Bullying Case

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A federal appeals court this week upheld the suspension of a West Virginia student who created a web page suggesting another student had a sexually transmitted disease and invited classmates to comment.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously refused to reinstate Kara Kowalski’s lawsuit against school officials in Berkeley County. She claimed her five-day suspension from Musselman High School in 2005 violated her free speech and due process rights, and that school officials lacked authority to punish her because she created the web page at home.

The appeals court said the web page was created primarily for Kowalski’s classmates, so the school had the right to discipline her for disrupting the learning environment.

Kowalski was a senior at Musselman when she created a MySpace page called “S.A.S.H.“ She claimed it was an acronym for “Students Against Sluts Herpes.“

But a classmate said it stood for “Students Against Shay’s Herpes” and referred to a student who was the main subject of discussion on the page. The first of about two dozen students who joined the discussion group posted photos of the student, including one with red dots drawn over her face to simulate herpes.

Other students posted messages commenting on the photos and ridiculing the student, whose parents complained to school officials the next day. Officials concluded Kowalski had created a “hate website” in violation of the school’s anti-bullying policy.

Along with being suspended, Kowalski was prevented from crowning her successor as “Queen of Charm” in the school’s annual Charm Review and was kicked off the cheerleading squad. She claimed her punishment left her isolated and depressed, but she got no sympathy from the appeals court.

“Kowalski’s role in the ‘S.A.S.H.‘ webpage, which was used to ridicule and demean a fellow student, was particularly mean-spirited and hateful,“ Judge Paul V. Niemeyer wrote.

“Regretfully, she yet fails to see that such harassment and bullying is inappropriate and hurtful and that it must be taken seriously by school administrators,“ he wrote.

Messages left for Kowalski’s attorney, Nancy A. Dalby, were not immediately returned Wednesday.

Although the ruling in the Kowalski case was unanimous, University of Arizona cyberbullying expert Sheri Bauman said such cases present “a real conundrum” for courts trying to balance students’ First Amendment rights against the need to maintain order in schools.

“This is all quite new. That’s what makes it so difficult for schools to decide when and where they have the option to intervene,“ said Bauman, director of the university’s school counseling program and author of the book “Cyberbullying: What Counselors Need to Know.“

She said one of the issues that needs clarification is the definition of “substantial disruption” of the learning environment. She predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court eventually will be asked for guidance on this and other issues involving school cyberbullying.

New Mileage Standards Aim For Less Fuel and Pollution

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President Barack Obama and automakers ushered in the largest cut in fuel consumption since the 1970s on Friday with a deal that will save drivers money at the pump and dramatically cut heat-trapping gases coming from tailpipes.

The agreement pledges to double overall fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025, bringing even greater under-the-hood changes to the nation’s automobiles starting in model year 2017. Cars and trucks on the road today average 27 mpg.

“This agreement on fuel standards represents the single most important step we have taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil,“ Obama said, sharing the stage with top executives of 11 major automakers and a top automobile workers union official, before a backdrop of some of the most cutting-edge cars and pickup trucks on the road.

“Just as cars will go further on a gallon of gas, our economy will go further on a barrel of oil,“ Obama said.

When achieved, the 54.5 mpg target will reduce U.S. oil consumption from vehicles by 40% and halve the amount of greenhouse gas pollution coming out of tailpipes. It builds on a 2009 deal between the Obama administration and automakers, which committed cars and trucks to averaging 35.5 mpg by model year 2016.

For American families, the president said the agreement - which will be subject to a midcourse review - means filling up the car every two weeks, instead of every week. That would save $8,000 in fuel costs over the life of a vehicle purchased in 2025, compared to a 2010 model, a White House analysis said.

The changes also are likely to push up the cost of a new vehicle, but just how much is unclear because the regulation still has to be written. That process will get started in September.

The mileage target announced Friday isn’t exactly what consumers will see in their future cars. A formula that gives credits to manufacturers for electric cars, the use of low-emission air conditioning refrigerant and technology that shuts down engines at traffic lights means the actual fuel economy standard is likely to come in closer to 40 mpg. Stickers on future cars and trucks will display different numbers based on based on tests that mimic real-world mileage.

The deal was less than what environmentalists and public health advocates wanted but more than desired by the Detroit Three - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. In a letter to the president last week, Michigan lawmakers called the higher proposal “overly aggressive,“ after automakers had said they’d work to get vehicles averaging 42.6 to 46.7 mpg. Green groups, meanwhile, had pushed for a 62 mpg target by 2025.

For Obama, who watched his campaign promise to limit global warming pollution die when Republicans retook control of the House, the compromise provides a way around political roadblocks and a down payment on the climate change problem.

The deal also provides an answer to critics who say the president has not done enough to address high gasoline prices. It promises to reduce demand at a time when Republicans in Congress have criticized Obama for being too slow to drill and not opening up more areas to oil and gas exploration after the massive Gulf oil spill last year.

And at a time when a consensus in Congress is elusive on the debt ceiling and curbing the federal deficit, the president said the fuel economy deal was a “valuable lesson to” Washington.

“You are all demonstrating what can happen when people put aside differences,“ Obama said. “These folks are competitors; you’ve got labor and business. But they said we are going to work together to achieve something important and lasting for the country.“

For automakers, particularly the Detroit Three, the deal signaled a turnaround from the days when they resisted boosting fuel economy targets, arguing that consumers would not buy smaller and more efficient cars, and that the technology to reduce fuel consumption was too expensive.

That stance has been challenged in recent years by a 2007 energy law that mandated the government evaluate and set new fuel economy targets, by a Supreme Court decision that said the federal government had the authority to control global warming pollution from vehicle, and by a state - California - that set a standard stricter than the federal government’s.

A $62 billion taxpayer-funded bailout for GM and Chrysler added to the White House’s leverage.

Some environmentalists lauded the agreement Friday, but said that manufacturers owed taxpayers a bigger deal after bailing them out.

“An auto industry that owes its survival to taxpayer bailouts ungratefully flouted the public’s demand for fuel efficiency and less pollution, fighting for loopholes until the bitter end,“ said Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign. “We will use every opportunity, including the midterm review that the automakers demanded, to strengthen the standards.“

For consumers, the new requirements are well beyond the gas mileage of all but the most efficient cars on the road today.

By the time the new standards take effect, the government expects gas-electric hybrids to make up about half the lineup of new vehicles, with electric vehicles making up about 10% of the fleet.

Currently hybrid and electric vehicles combined amount to less than 3% of U.S. vehicle sales, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

The standards also could force auto companies to get rid of some less-efficient models as they try to boost the gas mileage of their lineups. But that depends on how quickly new technology can be developed. Pickup trucks, which rank as some of the biggest sellers for American automobile companies, get a slight reprieve under the agreement. They will only have to increase fuel economy in the first five years by 3.5%. After that time, they will have to match the 5% annual increase for cars.

“The program will deliver the biggest bang for the buck in the types of vehicles - cars - that consumers are most likely to purchase,“ said Mark Cooper, the research director for the Consumer Federation of America. “At the same time, the program provides incentives to meet the more difficult challenges in transforming the vehicle fleet - getting hybrid engines into pickup trucks and promoting electric vehicles.“

Automakers are far better prepared with a much stronger line up of small cars, as well as hybrid and electric vehicles. General Motors and Nissan are selling mass-market electric vehicles, while Mitsubishi, Ford, Toyota and others are about to enter the market.

Nissan’s vice president Scott Becker in a statement said the Obama administration has issued some extremely challenging greenhouse gas reduction and fuel economy improvement targets, but Nissan was “up to the task.“

Nissan introduced the LEAF - the world’s first and only 100-percent electric car for the mass market - in December 2010. More than 4,000 of the 99 miles-per-gallon vehicles are already on the road.

GM and Ford already have small gasoline-fueled cars that get 40 mpg or better on the highway, and Chrysler will have one next year. Small car sales are up 21% so far this year, showing consumer interest is up.

That is perhaps the deal’s best selling point.

“It is hard to call higher fuel economy standards job killing when all of the automotive companies support it, and the United Auto Workers support it,“ said Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

Ron Bloom, the White House’s chief negotiator on the deal, said Friday it was “an example of industry starting to lead the parade.“

Gilmer County High School Class of 1971 Reunion - Saturday, July 30, 2011

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The Gilmer County High School graduation class of 1971 will hold its 40th year class reunion on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

The day will begin with a tour of GCHS at 11:00 AM.

We will meet at the high school parking lot.

Following the tour a luncheon is planned for the class members and their guests at the Pioneer Grill, beginning at 12:30 PM.

Class members are sought.

Call 304.462.4471 or email, “jyqueen@frontier.com”

McKinley Votes to Tackle Debt Crisis

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to save our country from defaulting on its obligations, reduce spending, and make the type of structural reforms necessary to right our fiscal ship. The Budget Control Act, would cut $917 billion in cuts over the next ten years in exchange for raising the debt ceiling by $900 billion, does not raise taxes, requires passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment in both houses before another debt limit increase is considered later this Congress, and establishes a Joint Committee of the House and Senate to achieve an additional $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction.

Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) has been an outspoken advocate for the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, and this legislation adheres to those principles.

“Speaker Boehner’s plan isn’t all of what I want, but it’s the most responsible option that is still on the table,” said McKinley. “I like that this plan lays out a clear vision to ensure spending cuts, reforms, and an open path to more cuts in the future. This legislation also offers a Balanced Budget Amendment which I have advocated for years. 49 states already have a Balanced Budget Amendment and this will give the states the opportunity to be heard and have a voice in the discussion. While I would have preferred Cut, Cap, and Balance, this legislation is the only option offered that has the chance of passing both the House and the Senate.

“Frankly, President Obama has failed to lead on this issue. The president refuses to offer a plan other than clean debt ceiling increase without spending cuts. I refuse to write this fiscally irresponsible president a blank check. We must ensure that Washington’s elite does not continue to spend their way into mountains of debt. This legislation is a better plan than any other offer on the table right now.”

After Friday’s vote, Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business said, “Small business owners know they will go out of business if they spend more than they take in, and expect the government to operate by the same common-sense principle. Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. We at NFIB thank Congressman David McKinley for helping make the cuts necessary to start us on a path to get our fiscal house in order without raising taxes on America’s job-creators.”

WV Governor: Classically Showcasing West Virginia’s Attributes

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This week West Virginia hosts some of the biggest names in PGA Golf and music entertainment and the nation will be watching. The PGA Tour FedEx Cup at The Greenbrier Classic draws hundreds of people to White Sulphur Springs and our beautiful state. The immediate economic impact means hotels and restaurants are booked solid and sold out. The long term advantages of this week-long event shall last far beyond this summer in Greenbrier County.

The national exposure of our great state’s hospitality, beautiful mountains, small town charms, and convenient location has people thinking. For the 178-thousand tourists that visit the Classic, the Greenbrier Valley offered just a taste of what West Virginia offers in terms of relaxation, adventurous excursions, and family-oriented experiences. Our state’s tourism industry is dauntless in their efforts to perfect the art of luring repeat customers. I believe those who travelled to the Greenbrier Valley this week will return to West Virginia to recapture the memories made and experience new ones.

The West Virginia Department of Commerce recognizes the valuable opportunity The Greenbrier Classic offers in terms of educating business leaders about the great benefits of working and living in West Virginia. Recently, the Development Office produced a television commercial, viewed by millions of golf enthusiast as part of The Greenbrier Classic television coverage, in which Chief Executive Officers of new and established companies touted the benefits of operating in our great state. The CEOs repeatedly emphasized our dedicated workforce, strategic location to the East Coast and major cities, as well as the business development tools offered through the state. One example is Craig Hartzell, President of Azimuth Inc. who said “The work force in the state of West Virginia is a secret weapon. That is one major reason that we have been so successful.” I believe the testimonial based advertisements will go a long way in showing others that West Virginia and our people are of the highest quality. In these economic times, more so than ever before, companies seek to partner with successful employees and states.

West Virginians are hard-working, knowledgeable and dedicated employees as well as business leaders. I believe that with the exposure to a national audience that we have enjoyed with The Greenbrier Classic, our “secret weapon” will now be receiving the recognition it deserves.

Whether for business or pleasure, millions of eyes are on West Virginia due to The PGA FedEx Cup at The Greenbrier Classic. I am grateful our state is able to be showcased and shine as the jewel she is, thanks to the wonderful people that call West Virginia home. I believe the experiences and information shared through this world-class event will serve our state and our people well.

G-Comm™: This Is What A Collapsing Ponzi Scheme Looks Like

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Housing Market Headed Off A Cliff. 10.8 Million Mortgages At Risk

You might want to sit down for this one. As bad as the housing crisis has been over the past three years, it has only been a warm up to what we have headed our way. Laurie Goodman, from Amherst Securities, has been tracking the housing market as well as anyone. She just presented her latest findings at the American Enterprise Institute and it is a horrific forecast, to say the least. As she puts it, “10.81 million homes are at risk of default over the next 6 years. Even if we try to be extremely conservative we can’t get the number below 8.7 million units.”

With defaults already piling up, the shadow inventory of homes has been growing rapidly, and given this new data the number is going to skyrocket. As this chart shows, the total has gone up from 2 million homes in 2009 to 3.35 million as of April, a 67.5% increase already.

The Atlantic explains this shadow inventory chart: “What’s happening to the homes of all those defaulted borrowers that we hear about? Many of those properties are a part of so-called shadow inventory. This is the sort of limbo between when a home’s loan defaults and when the property is put on the market for purchase. The increase shown above is staggering. The shaded area shows mortgages more than 12 months delinquent or in foreclosure (darker blue) and those seized by the bank (lighter blue).”

Laurie Goodman’s full presentation is available in PDF format here.

Obviously this is going to significantly drive home prices further down, as I reported a few weeks ago, 28% of US homeowners already owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth. A recent survey by Fannie Mae found that 27% of American homeowners are considering walking away from their mortgage. A perfect storm is brewing. As prices continue to drop, with 10 million now at risk of default, a strategic default movement could devastate the “too big to fail” banks that caused this mess in the first place.

With all this trouble headed their way, no wonder they are fighting hard to, as Reuters put it, get “immunity over irregularities in handling foreclosures, even as evidence has emerged that banks are continuing to file questionable documents.” They can attempt to fraudulently paper over reality, play accounting games, “extend and pretend” and buy off all the state attorneys and regulators they want, even have the Fed, Treasury, Congress and the president in their pocket; they can buy all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, but they can’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

This is what a collapsing Ponzi scheme looks like.

We must break up the “too big to fail” banks and end this RICO racket now. As the data proves, the longer we wait, the uglier this is going to get.

~~  David DeGraw ~~

G-Comm™: What ‘Big Deals’ Did to America

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Thanks to Tea Party fanatics, we are told, America just lost an historic opportunity to deal with her national debt.

Because of Tea Party intransigence and threats against their own leader John Boehner, the speaker had to reject Obama’s “grand bargain,“ the “big deal” of $3 trillion in budget cuts for $1 trillion in “revenue enhancement.“

These crazed ideologues, the Tea Partiers, we are told by the talking heads, just do not understand that governing is about compromise.

And that is the mindset of a city that relishes nothing more than those “Kumbaya” moments when Democrats and Republicans break ranks and appear grinning together at a joint press conference to announce a “big deal” to do what is best for America.

Decade after decade, the play is re-enacted.

But the Tea Party folks were elected to close the play. As Ronald Reagan said, “We were sent here to drain the swamp, not to get along with the alligators.“

And what have the big deals done for America?

Reagan was persuaded to sign on to a bipartisan big deal to cut spending three dollars for every dollar he accepted in new taxes. And the Gipper forever believed he had been lied to, as he got three dollars in tax hikes for every dollar in spending cuts.

Obama’s offer to Boehner is the same one Reagan signed on to.

George H.W. Bush agreed to break his pledge of “no new taxes,“ and raised the top rate from Reagan’s 28 percent to 35 percent.

How did that work out?

A recession ensued that probably cost Bush his presidency.

The biggest of big deals came when the GOP establishment arrived in Bill Clinton’s East Room to endorse NAFTA, GATT and a World Trade Organization that stripped America of her right to make and enforce her own trade laws.

Economic patriots fought the surrender of sovereignty and were dismissed as protectionists.

How did NAFTA, GATT and the WTO work out?

Since 1992, the United States has run a total of $7 trillion in trade deficits. Six million manufacturing jobs disappeared in the last decade, along with 50,000 factories. This year’s trade deficit just returned to an annual rate of $600 billion.

China is now the world’s leading manufacturing power. And what are Republicans doing? Demanding new free-trade deals with Panama, Colombia and South Korea.

Anyone heard any Republican candidate advance a credible plan to reindustrialize America and leave China in the dust?

Anyone heard a Republican candidate call for America to give the WTO six months’ notice and get out, so we can go about rebuilding our country rather than babbling on about some New World Order? The biggest dealmaker of them all was George W. Bush.

~~  by Pat Buchanan ~~

Bon Appétit: Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

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Ingredients:

  1 cup cooked brown rice
  1 cup 2% low-fat milk
  2 tablespoons dried blueberries
  1 dash cinnamon
  1 tablespoon honey
  1 egg
  1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1 tablespoon butter


Directions:

Combine the cooked brown rice, milk, blueberries, cinnamon, and honey in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Beat the egg in a small bowl.

Temper the egg by whisking in some of the hot rice, a tablespoon at a time until you have incorporated about 6 tablespoons.

Stir the egg into the rice along with the vanilla and butter, and continue cooking over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken.

Daily G-Eye™ : 07.30.11

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Stargazing - 07.30.11

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The Moon is new at 2:40 PM EDT today as it crosses the imaginary line between the Earth and Sun.

It is the second new Moon this month.

Unlike a second full Moon, which is known as a Blue Moon, a second new Moon has no special name.


Apollo 15

FALCON: 8 feet, minus one. Contact! Man! Okay, Houston, the Falcon is on the plain at Hadley.

Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin landed on the Moon 40 years ago today, in the middle of some of the most spectacular scenery on the lunar surface. They were ringed on three sides by the Apennine Mountains, some of the tallest mountains on the Moon.

ASTRONAUTS: Oh, look at the mountains today, Jim, when they’re all sunlit. Isn’t that beautiful? It really is. By golly, that’s just super. It’s, you know, unreal.

And on the open side, they faced a thousand-foot gorge called Hadley Rille.

The site was more than just a nice tourist spot, though. It allowed the astronauts to study a landscape that was quite different from those seen by earlier missions—one molded by giant impacts and flows of molten rock.

To help them see as much as possible, Scott and Irwin drove the first moonbuggy, which carried them a few miles from their lunar lander, Falcon.

ASTRONAUTS: This is really a rockin’-rollin’ ride, isn’t it. I’ve never been on a ride like this before. Oh, boy. I’m glad they’ve got this great suspension system on this thing.

During three moonwalks, the astronauts gathered 170 pounds of rocks and soil, and snapped hundreds of pictures. They also left behind instruments to listen for moonquakes and conduct other experiments. And they conducted a simple experiment that confirmed one carried out here on Earth centuries earlier. More about that tomorrow.

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