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    Morning all. -1F under clear skies with -16F wind chill. Partly cloudy. High of 20F. Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 9:00 PM tonight to Midnight Sunday night. Accumulating Snow Tonight Through Sunday... .A slow moving winter storm system will spread light to moderate snow across the region tonight through Sunday evening. Snowfall totals of 3 to 7 inches is expected.
  2. United States Steel Ad - February 1943 1940: The British destroyer Cossack, enters a Norwegian fjord, captures the German freighter Altmark, former supply ship of the Graf Spee and frees 300 British merchant seamen who were captured from vessels sunk by the Graf Spee in the South Atlantic. 1942: Dönitz orders all available U-boats in the Atlantic to attack British and American shipping off the US eastern seaboard. German U-boats, with their deck guns, bombard oil storage facilities and refineries on the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao in the southern Caribbean. *Yvonne DeCarlo 1942: The Australian Prime Minister Curtin, calls the surrender of Singapore 'Australia's Dunkirk'. 1942: Tojo outlines Japan's war aims to the Diet, referring to "new order of coexistence" in East Asia. Yvonne DeCarlo 1943: Dr. Mildred Harnack-Fish, a member of the German resistance sentenced to death by the German government, is beheaded at Berlin's Plotzensee Prison. 1943: Norwegian SOE Commandos are parachuted into the mountains 40 miles north of the the German 'heavy water' plant at Telemark. They met up with the reconnaissance party, that had arrived the previous October. 1943: The Russians take Kharkov and Voroshilovo after nine days of heavy street fighting. Cadillac Ad - February 1944 1944: The British Air Minister says that bomber losses for 1943 were, 2,369 U.K. and 997 U.S. planes down. 1944: Kesselring launches seven divisions in a second major attack against the US 5th Army's bridgehead at Anzio. 1944: The U.S. Navy pounds the Japanese base at Truk in the Caroline's. Yvonne DeCarlo 1945: The remaining Korps of the 11th SS Army begin their attacks in support of 'Operation Sonnenwende'. 1945: U.S. forces begin the intensive bombardment of Iwo Jima, 600 miles South of Japan. Yvonne DeCarlo 1945: A USN Task Force reports pounding targets around Tokyo. 1945: U.S. paratroops land on Corregidor Island, a Japanese stronghold in Manila Bay. Yvonne DeCarlo *Yvonne De Carlo was born Peggy Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (while some sources have her first name as Margaret, most agree it is Peggy). She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of Hollywood's elite. Yvonne's mother wanted her to be in the entertainment field and enrolled her in a local dance school and also saw that she studied dramatics. Yvonne was not shy in the least. She was somewhat akin to Colleen Moore who, like herself, entertained the neighborhood with impromptu productions. In 1937, when Yvonne was 15, her mother took her to Hollywood to try for fame and fortune, but nothing came of it and they returned to Canada. They came back to Hollywood in 1940, where Yvonne would dance in chorus lines at night while she checked in at the studios by day in search of film work. After appearing in unbilled parts in three short films, she finally got a part in a feature. Although the film, Harvard, Here I Come! (1941), was quite lame, Yvonne shone in her brief appearance as a bathing beauty. In December 1941, the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor signaled America's entrance into World War II. During this period she engaged in morale boosting performances for U.S. servicemen. De Carlo was a favorite leading lady in the 1940s, and a recipient of many letters from GI's. Yvonne DeCarlo The rest of 1942 and 1943 saw her in more uncredited roles in films that didn't quite set Hollywood on fire. In "The Deerslayer" (1943) she played Wah-Tah. The role didn't amount to much, but it was much better than the ones she had been handed previously. The next year was about the same as the previous two years. She played small parts as either secretaries, someone's girlfriend, native girls or office clerks. Most aspiring young actresses would have given up and gone home in defeat, but not Yvonne. She trudged on. The next year started out the same, with mostly bit parts, but later that year she landed the title role in "Salome Where She Danced" (1945) for Universal Pictures. While critics were less than thrilled with the film, it was at long last her big break, and the film was a success for Universal. Now she was rolling. Her next film was the western comedy "Frontier Gal" (1945) as Lorena Dumont. After a year off the screen in 1946, she returned in 1947 as Cara de Talavera in "Song of Scheherazade" (1947), and many agreed that the only thing worth watching in the film was Yvonne. Her next film was the highly regarded Burt Lancaster prison film "Brute Force" (1947). Time after time, Yvonne continued to pick up leading roles, in such pictures as "Slave Girl" (1947), "Black Bart" (1948), "Casbah" (1948) and "River Lady" (1948). She had a meaty role in "Criss Cross" (1949), a gangster movie, as the ex-wife of a hoodlum. At the start of the 1950s Yvonne enjoyed continued success in lead roles. Her talents were again showcased in movies such as "The Desert Hawk" (1950), "Silver City" (1951) and "Scarlet Angel" (1952). Her last film in 1952 was "Hurricane Smith" (1952), a picture most fans and critics agree is best forgotten. In 1956 she appeared in the film that would immortalize her best, "The Ten Commandments" (1956). She played Sephora, the wife of Moses (Charlton Heston). The film was, unquestionably, a super smash, and is still shown on television today. Her performance served as a springboard to another fine role, this time as Amantha Starr in "Band of Angels" (1957). In the late 1950s and early 1960s Yvonne appeared on such TV programs as "Bonanza" (1959) and "The Virginian" (1962). However, with film roles drying up, she took what turned out to be the role for which she will be best remembered--that of Lily Munster in the smash series "The Munsters" (1964). She still wasn't completely through with the big screen, however. Appearances in such films as "McLintock!" (1963), "The Power" (1968), "The Seven Minutes" (1971) and "La casa de las sombras" (1976) kept her before the eyes of the moviegoing public. Yvonne DeCarlo She was married to the stuntman Robert Morgan, whom she met on the set of Shotgun, from November 21, 1955 to June 1974, when they divorced. They had two sons, Bruce and Michael. Morgan also had a daughter, Bari, from a previous marriage. De Carlo was a naturalized citizen of the United States. In her autobiography, published in 1987, she listed 22 intimate friends, including Aly Khan, Billy Wilder, Burt Lancaster, Howard Hughes, Robert Stack and Robert Taylor. She received a phone call from Phoenix, Arizona that Morgan had been run over by a train while doing stunt work on "How the West Was Won" (1962). A distraught De Carlo quickly went to the hospital to be by her husband's side. Ultimately, Morgan's left leg was amputated. However, his contract with MGM assumed no responsibility for the accident. De Carlo and Morgan filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against the studio, claiming her husband was permanently disabled. Her mother died in 1993 from a fall. Her son Michael died in 1997; causes were unknown, although a Santa Barbara Police report contains concerns about possible foul play. De Carlo had a stroke the following year, but soon recovered. De Carlo moved to the Black Lake Retirement Community, near Solvang, California. In declining health, she then became a resident of the Motion Picture & Television Hospital, in Woodland Hills, California, where she spent her last years. Her son Bruce was her key caregiver during her last days. There, on January 8, 2007, she died of natural causes. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34C-23-35 (1940s), 36C-24-36 (measured in 1951) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) Spouse: Bob Morgan (21 November 1955 - 1968) (divorced) 2 children Took the part of Lily on "The Munsters" (1964) to help pay husband Bob Morgan's medical bills. Morgan, an actor/stuntman, had suffered near-fatal injuries while filming "How the West Was Won" (1962). By her own admission, Ms. De Carlo never imagined, at the time, that Lily Munster would become her most famous role. Cadillac Ad - February 1945
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    Morning all. 0F under clear skies with -20F wind chill. Mostly sunny to start, then turning mostly cloudy this afternoon. Wind chills below zero. Winds out of the NW at 10-20 MPH. High of 11F.
  5. Studebaker Ad - February 1943 1940: Hitler orders that all British merchant ships will be considered warships. 1941: Great Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with Romania as it is now clear that the Romanians are firmly allied to the Germans. *Brenda Joyce 1942: Churchill broadcasts to the nation and says the Mediterranean will close to all allied shipping. 1942: Singapore surrenders to the Japanese, a decision prompted as much as anything by the plight of the 1,000,000 civilian inhabitants of the island. 9,000 British, Australian and Empire troops are killed and 130,000 captured, many of which will find themselves working as slaves on the notorious Burma-Thai Railway. The Japanese casualties amount to around 9,000 killed or wounded. (WATCH VIDEO SLIDE SHOW) Brenda Joyce 1943: The Germans break the American Army's lines at the Fanid-Sened Sector in Tunisia, North Africa. 1944: The heaviest raid ever on Berlin is conducted, during which 2,500 tons of bombs are dropped. 1944: Monte Cassino is devastated by 422 tons of bombs as the Indian and New Zealanders begin their offensive to capture the monastery which is now occupied and defended by paratroopers (the Green Devils) of 1st Fallschirmjäger Division. (WATCH VIDEO SLIDE SHOW) Studebaker Ad - February 1944 1944: Hitler permits Field Marshal Models troops to withdraw to Panther Line and also allows the Korsun pocket defenders to break out towards the relieving forces. 1944: The USAAF decimate a Japanese convoy off New Ireland. Brenda Joyce 1945: Russian troops are now covering the approaches to Danzig. The Red Army captures Sagan in Silesia. The German 11th SS Army begins a counterattack 'Operation Sonnenwende' with three Korps (39th Panzer, 3rd SS Panzer and the 10th SS Korps). However, only the 3rd SS Panzer Korps (11th SS Panzer Grenadier Division "Nordland" and the 27th SS Grenadier Division "Langemarck") are ready and begin their attack South towards Arnswalde, about 30-35 kms southeast of Stargard. 1945: Japanese forces are now trapped in the Manila rectangle, which is just 5,000yds by 2,000yds. (WATCH UNIVERSAL NEWSREELS VIDEO) Brenda Joyce and Johnny Weissmuller *The second "Jane" of the durable Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan jungle film series was born Betty Leabo on February 25th 1917, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, raised in Los Angeles, and nicknamed "Graftina" by her father when she was a girl. Attending college, the lovely blonde became a photographer's model to help pay her tuition. 20th Century Fox noticed a fashion layout of her and immediately signed her on. The studio changed her name to Brenda Joyce after silent star Alice Joyce, making her movie debut with "The Rains Came" (1939). Building her up to the public as a sexy single girl, the studio didn't take kindly to her impulsive marriage to army husband Owen Ward and supposedly punished her by relegating her to "B" films. Two children later, Brenda appeared to have lost interest in her career, but was coaxed back to the film set when brunette Maureen O'Sullivan left the Tarzan series and Johnny Weissmuller approved the athletic beauty as his new blonde swinging mate. Beginning a four-year excursion with the film "Tarzan and the Amazons" (1945), Brenda continued on as Jane after Weissmuller left (actor Lex Barker took over), but finally decided enough was enough. Besieged by personal problems, including a painful divorce, Brenda left after her fifth movie, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949). She worked for a decade in Washington for the Department of Immigration and appeared in two episodes of PBS kids show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" in 1971. Brenda Joyce Suffering from dementia in her twilight years she stayed with her children at various stages until she was forced to be institutionalized in a nursing home in Santa Monica, California. Brenda died there of complications from pneumonia on the 4th of July, 2009. TRIVIA: Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) Once certified as having the longest hair in Hollywood - 39 inches - outranking Katharine Hepburn and Veronica Lake. Studebaker Ad - February 1945
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    Morning all. 33F under clear skies. Slight chance of wintry mix this afternoon. Turning windy late in the day. Winds out of the S at 5-15 MPH then switching to out of the NW at 15-30 MPH mid-afternoon with rapidly falling temps to around 0F by early Friday morning with wind chills around -10F to -20F. High today reaching 35F.
  7. Cheverolet Ad - February 1944 1939: Germany launches the battleship Bismarck. 1940: Britain announces that all merchant ships will be armed. *Evelyn Ankers - YANK Pinup Girl (July 13, 1945 Issue YANK Magazine) 1941: Hitler starts to apply pressure on Yugoslavia to join the Tripartite pact. 1941: Kurmuk near the Ethiopian border in Sudan is recaptured by British forces. Leading elements of the German 5th Light Division arrive at Tripoli and are immediately moved up to Sirte to take up defensive positions. 1941: Western Africa front: South African forces conquer Kismayu in the Italian Somalia. Evelyn Ankers 1942: Bomber Command is issued with Directive No.22, which ends the recent period of aircraft conservation by the RAF, although attacks are still not to be pressed in the face of bad weather or 'extreme hazard'. The reason for this change is that the new Lancaster bomber, was just entering service and that Bomber Command was now equipped with a new navigation device called GEE, which it was hoped would make locating targets easier. However, it only had a range of 400 miles and could be jammed. 1942: The Russians introduce universal labour conscription. 1942: The Japanese being their invasion of Sumatra with airborne landings at Palembang. Evelyn Ankers 1943: The 5th Panzerarmee under von Arnim, forces the retreat of the US 2nd Corps, inflicting very heavy losses in the battle of the Kasserine Pass. 1943: Dakotas of No. 31 Sqn and Hudsons of No. 194 Sqn begin air supply missions to Chindit forces working behind enemy lines in Burma. Chindits were small pockets of highly trained British troops, usually with local guides, who operated behind enemy lines, cutting enemy lines of communication. The name was taken from that of a mythical Burmese God. 1943: The VMF-124 Corsairs join other fighters escorting Liberators on a raid to Kahili, Bougainville. They meet 50 enemy aircraft and only 3 Zeros are shot down while 10 US aircraft are lost; 4 P-38s, 2 P-40s, 2 Liberators and 2 of the Corsairs. This engagement becomes known as the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre", an inauspicious debut for the Corsair. Champion Spark Plugs Ad - February 1945 1944: Eisenhower sets up the SHAEF HQ in Britain. 1944: The Americans announce that the Japanese remaining in Solomon's are now trapped. Evelyn Ankers 1945: Uruguay declares war against Germany. 1945: Day two of the allied bombing of Dresden. 1945: Canadian and British troops reach the Rhine, 40 miles Northwest of Duisberg. Evelyn Ankers 1945: The 1st Ukrainian Front encircles Breslau which has been declared a fortress under the command of Gauleiter Hanke. 1945: The siege of Budapest ends as the Soviets take the city. Only 785 German and Hungarian soldiers managed to escape. 1945: The British Indian 4th Corps begins to cross Irrawaddy and strike into the Japanese rear. The first use of napalm is made in Burma. Evelyn Ankers *Evelyn Ankers, a beautiful movie actress who was a staple of Universal's horror films in the 1940s, was born in Valparaiso, Chile to English parents on August 17th, 1918. Her parents repatriated the family back to England in the 1920s, and it was in Old Blighty that Ankers developed a desire to become an actress. She began appearing in small roles in English movies in the mid 1930s while she was still in school. She appeared in "Fire Over England" (1937) with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and in "Bells of St. Mary's" (1937). A beauty with talent, she soon won starring roles in the low-budget "The Villiers Diamond" (1938) and "The Claydon Treasure Mystery" (1938). With war clouds darkening the skies over Europe, Ankers emigrated to the United States and was signed to a contract by Universal in 1940. She made her Universal debut in the Abbot and Costello comedy-horror picture "Hold That Ghost" (1941) before appearing in the horror film classic "The Wolf Man" (1941) opposite Lon Chaney, Jr. Ankers found herself cast into the horror picture ghetto, appearing in two more Chaney fright films, "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942) and "The Frozen Ghost" (1945) during a period in which she was cast ashore with a sarong-less Jon Hall in "The Invisible Man's Revenge" (1944). She also appeared in support of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes in "The Voice of Terror" (1942) and "The Pearl of Death" (1944). Ankers married B-movie hunk Richard Denning in 1942 and made a go articulating the anxieties of the home front while her husband was off to war. Horror flicks were popular during World War II, but after the cessation of hostilities in 1945, they went out of favor with audiences. Ankers' career, mated to the genre at Universal, suffered. Evelyn Ankers She quit Universal in 1945 and freelanced at Columbia and Poverty Row's Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) and Republic Pictures in dramas and mysteries. Evelyn co-starred with her returned husband Richard in the major release "Black Beauty" (1946) for 20th Century Fox. For PRC, she headlined "Queen of Burlesque" (1946) and later co-starred with Lex Barker in "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949). As the 1950s dawned, a decade of conformity and family values, Ankers quit the movies for married life and motherhood after making "The Texan Meets Calamity Jane" (1950), in which she was first-billed. She was 32 years old. A decade later, Ankers came out of retirement to make one final screen appearance, in her hubby's "No Greater Love" (1960). Evelyn Ankers died of ovarian cancer on August 29, 1985 in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, twelve days after her 67th birthday. TRIVIA: Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m) She was called "Queen of the Screamers" on account of her blood-curdling vocal outbursts in "B" suspense thrillers of the '40s. Ankers was engaged to actor Glenn Ford, but Ankers broke the engagement when she met Richard Denning while Ford was on location. Evelyn's husband, Richard Denning, had a recurring role on Hawaii Five-O as the governor of Hawaii from 1968-80. Sadly, Evelyn never put in appearance as the First Lady of the Aloha State even though she'd been offered the role. She was quite contented with retirement. Buried at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Hawaii next to her husband Richard Denning, who served in the US Navy during WWII and served on a submarine as Yeoman 1st Class in the South Pacific. Cheverolet Ad - February 1945
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    Yeah, she owns the business and is the only employee. Plus she has two kids in college to pay for. She works 8am to 9pm Monday through Friday. Can't accuse her of being lazy. Lottie has her make appointments a year in advance, because the woman is so busy, it's almost impossible to call for an appointment. A cancellation might open up a spot, but she has people on a waiting list all the time to call to fill the appointment.
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    Morning all. 3F under clear skies with -16F wind chill. Partly sunny. Winds out of the NW at 5-10 MPH. High today of 22F. Official snow fall total for yesterday ended up at 9 inches. Had to drive down to Iowa City late yesterday afternoon. Lottie had to get her hair done, and she missed last weeks appointment due to the winter storm, so she wasn't about to miss another week (). A 30 mile drive took an hour and 45 minutes. I-380 runs North and South. With the new snow on top of the snow that had freezing rain on top of that layer, and 45 MPH wind gusts out of the West, well you can imagine how bad it was. Parts of the interstate that were in open areas were in near white out conditions, not to mention the pavement was covered with ice. Slow going or stopped due to so many accidents and cars part way in the ditch, sticking partially on to the roadway. Tow trucks trying to get them out of the way, State Troopers attempting to get cars to move over for safety reasons and to not hit the disable vehicles. The wind was so bad at one stretch of frozen road, that at 35 MPH, my car started to get blown from right to left towards the left lane. That helped explain all the cars in the ditch and median in that half mile stretch. Heading back home in the dark going Northbound wasn't quite as bad, but still not very safe, and for some reason, the morons were out in force, trying to drive 65 MPH, I guess they couldn't see the ice, so they thought the road was clear. One idiot in a Jeep Cherokee passed me, I was going 50 MPH, and as he got up to slower traffic, I saw his brake lights come on, and he started sliding. He went almost sideways, then got it straightened out, then ended up running along the shoulder, missing a semi, then was able to get it back on the road. Lucky moron.
  10. Magazine Publishers of America Ad - February 1943 1940: Russian troops capture forts on Karelia Isthmus. *Jean Arthur 1942: In the early hours of the morning, the Scharnhorst puts into Wilhelmshaven, while the Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen reach Kiel a short while later. 1942: Vidkun Quisling visits Berlin. 1942: The Russians advance in to White Russia, but meet strong German resistance. Jean Arthur 1944: The allies halt the German attack around Cassino. The Italians in Cassino Monastery are warned that it will be bombed. 1944: Another British counter-offensive begins in Arakan, Burma. Jean Arthur 1945: (Feb. 13th - 15th) The RAF launches a heavy attack (over 800 bombers in two separate waves, which is followed the next day by 400 bombers of the US 8th Air Force) against Dresden. The Raids are estimated to have killed in a fire-bombing holocaust, 35,000 to 135,000 people and becomes the most destructive raid of the war in Europe. (WATCH BRITISH NEWSREEL) War Advertising Council Ad - February 1944 1945: Budapest is reported as fully captured by the Russians. The Red Army captures Schneidemül in Pomerania. 1945: U.S. troops capture the last Japanese naval base and airfield on Luzon. Jean Arthur *Jean Arthur was born Gladys Georgianna Greene in Plattsburgh, New York on October 17, 1900. A major film star of the 1930s and 1940s, she remains arguably the epitome of the female screwball comedy actress. "No one was more closely identified with the screwball comedy than Jean Arthur. So much was she part of it, so much was her star personality defined by it, that the screwball style itself seems almost unimaginable without her." Arthur has been called "the quintessential comedic leading lady." Arthur is best known for her feature roles in three Frank Capra films: "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936), "You Can't Take It With You" (1938), and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), films that championed the everyday heroine. She continued to star in films such as Howard Hawks' "Only Angels Have Wings" in 1939, with love interest Cary Grant, 1942's "The Talk of the Town", directed by George Stevens (also with Grant), and again for Stevens as a government clerk in 1943's "The More the Merrier", for which Jean Arthur was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (losing to Jennifer Jones in The Song of Bernadette). As a result of being in the doghouse with studio boss Harry Cohn, her fee for "The Talk of the Town" (1942) was only $50,000 while her male co-stars Grant and Ronald Colman received upwards of $100,000 each. Arthur remained Columbia's top star until the mid-1940s, when she left the studio and Rita Hayworth took over as the studio's reigning queen. Stevens famously called her "one of the greatest comediennes the screen has ever seen", while Capra credited her as "my favorite actress". Jean Arthur Arthur "retired" when her contract with Columbia Pictures expired in 1944. She reportedly ran through the studio's streets, shouting "I'm free, I'm free!" For the next several years, she turned down virtually all film offers, the two exceptions being Billy Wilder's "A Foreign Affair" (1948), in which she played a congresswoman and rival of Marlene Dietrich, and as a homesteader's wife in the classic Western "Shane" (1953), which turned out to be the biggest box-office hit of her career. The latter was her final film, and the only color film she appeared in. In 1966 she had a brief fling at TV with "The Jean Arthur Show", but it ran for only 11 weeks. She then turned to teaching, at both Vassar College and North Carolina School of the Arts. She retired in 1972. Arthur's first marriage, to photographer Julian Anker in 1928, was annulled after one day. She married producer Frank Ross, Jr. in 1932. They divorced in 1949. Arthur did not have any children. Jean Arthur died from heart failure at the age of 90 on June 19, 1991. Her ashes were scattered at sea near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Schlitz Beer Ad - February 1945
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    Official snow fall total as of 7:00 AM is 7.8 inches. Still snowing, though lightly.
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    Morning all. 28F under overcast skies and light snow. Winter Storm Warning in effect until 9:00 PM. A mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow will continue to transition to all snow area-wide through daybreak. Occasional snow showers will then persist through the day. Winds will be on the increase late this morning through this evening, gusting up to 45 mph. Areas that received little freezing rain will be the most prone to blowing and drifting snow and low visibilities through the day. Near whiteout conditions are also possible during snow showers, causing very dangerous travel conditions. The strong winds may also result in tree damage in areas that received significant icing. Scattered snow showers through the day. Additional snow accumulations 1 to 2 inches. Winds out of the NW at 20-30 MPH gusting to 45 MPH. High of 30F. Around 6 inches of snow has fallen since 3:30 yesterday afternoon.
  13. Emerson Electric Ad - February 1943 1938: Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the U.S. and Britain. *Adele Mara 1940: First deportation of German Jews into occupied Poland. 1940: Germany and Russia agree new trade pact, that provides for the delivery of vital war materials (grains, oil, strategic minerals) by the Russians, in return for German manufactured goods. 1940: Anthony Eden greets the first Australian and New Zealand troops arriving in Suez. Adele Mara 1941: The British foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden and General Sir John Dill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff leave London for a tour of the Balkan capitals in order to try and establish an anti-axis pact. However, Yugoslavia refuses to see them and Turkey refuses their proposals. Only Greece shows and interest. 1941: Again, the Italians make further breakout attempts, which all fail. Later in the day the Italians surrender 20,000 men, 200 guns and 120 tanks to just 3,000 British troops. 1941: Anthony Eden makes a speech parodying Winston Churchills famous 'Battle of Britain' speech. He says "Never has so much been surrendered, by so many, to so few". Lifebouy Shaving Cream Ad & Chapstick Lip Balm Ads - February 1943 1941: General Gariboldi is the new Italian Army Commander in North Africa. 1941: Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli, Libya with a Panzer and Motorized Infantry Division. He assumes command of the Deutsches Africa Korps. Rommel receives assistance from the Fliegerkorps X and long range aircraft from Sicily. Adele Mara 1941: Churchill congratulates Wavell for his success, and orders him to prepare to help the Greeks. 1941: German planes attack Benghazi, the first action by the Luftwaffe in Africa. General Electric Ad - February 1944 1942: At 11.00 hours, British aircraft spot the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen as they enter the straits of Dover. At 12.00 hours the British launch MTB attacks against Admiral Ciliax's squadron, but were forced to fire at extreme range and so missed. An hour later at 13.00 hours the British again launch torpedo attacks, this time using six Swordfish aircraft, but five were shot down and all torpedo's missed. At 14.30 hours the battleship Scharnhorst hits a mine off the Dutch coast. The mine inflicts only minor damage and the Scharnhorst is able to continue towards Germany. A short time later the British again launch attacks against the three German ships, this time using destroyers from the port of Harwich and aircraft from both Bomber and Coastal commands, but without success. At 20.35 hours the battleship Gneisenau hits a mine, while at 20.55 hours the Scharnhorst hits its second mine of the day, although both ships are able to continue towards Kiel. Adele Mara 1943: Rostov is captured by Russians. German troops evacuate Krasnodar and reach the defensive positions in the Kuban bridgehead. 1943: German bombers attacked port of Bari on Adriatic, sinking 16 freighters including an American ship carrying poison mustard gas shells, causing heavy casualties in the port. 1943: Rommel and Von Arnim's forces launch a counter attack against the American 2nd Corps in central Tunisia, forcing them back in some disarray. Adele Mara 1943: Wingate's first Chindit guerrilla campaign begins behind the Japanese lines in Burma. 1943: VMF-124 lands on Guadalcanal, becoming the first Corsair squadron deployed for combat. 1944: The Red Army recaptures Luga. Adele Mara 1945: British and Canadians troops advancing from Southeast Holland take Cleve in western Germany. 1945: Simultaneous announcements in Moscow, London and Washington about the Yalta agreement. Agreement is reached about the allied occupation of Germany, the founding of the United Nations, the "resettlement" of the inhabitants of the eastern German territories to be ceded to Poland and the entry of the Soviet Union into the war against Japan. 1945: Thus far, the Kriegsmarine has evacuated 374,00 German refugees by sea from East and West Prussia. Adele Mara 1945: The British 20th Indian Division crosses the river Irrawaddy Southwest of Mandalay. 1945: Peru declares war against Germany. Adele Mara *Adele Mara, was born Adelaide Delgado on April 28 1923 in Highland Park, Michigan, is most famous for her roles in the films "Angel in Exile" (1948) and "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) with John Wayne. Spanish-American Adele Mara was a singer/dancer with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra in Detroit by the age of 15. Cugat took the beautiful, brown-eyed brunette to New York where she was spotted by a Columbia talent scout and signed in 1942. There she played brisk leading ladies in a series of standard, uneventful "B" films including "Vengeance of the West" (1942) with Tex Ritter and "Alias Boston Blackie" (1942) starring Chester Morris. A couple of years later she was transformed into a sexy platinum blonde pin-up after signing up with Republic Studios. She kept herself quite busy there predominantly cast as senorita-types opposite cowboy stars Roy Rogers in "Bells of Rosarita" (1945) and Gene Autry in "Twilight on the Rio Grande" (1947). She was also fetching fodder in crime dramas including "Blackmail" (1947) and "Web of Danger" (1947) and a pleasant diversion in adventure pictures such as "Wake of the Red Witch" (1948) with John Wayne and "The Avengers" (1950). Seldom was she given the chance to prove her acting talents, however, and her film career waned in the early 1950s. Her last screen appearance would be in "The Big Circus" (1959) with Victor Mature. Adele subsequently moved into TV and was featured in a number of guest spots, primarily in westerns. Adele Mara She eventually settled down to raise a family after her marriage to TV mogul Roy Huggins who produced many hit shows including "77 Sunset Strip" (1958) and "Maverick" (1957). She would appear as a guest in a number of them. The couple had three sons. Adele Mara died of natural causes at her home on May 7, 2010 (aged 87) in Pacific Palisades, California. General Electric Ad - February 1945
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    The only thing Dark Helmet can master is playing with his dolls.