Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A LOOK AROUND DURING THE FIRST SNOW

LOOKING AROUND MY HOUSE DURING THE FIRST SNOW OF WINTER 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SLIDESHOW: My backyard during the first Columbia Snow of Winter 2011

SNOW COMES DOWN IN COLUMBIA MISSOURI



The view from the living room of my house on Old 63 after the first snow fall for the 2011 winter season.
Photo: Christopher Saunders
FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON COVERS COLUMBIA MISSOURI 

Most Schools Stay Open In The Afternoon, Some Cars Run Off The Road With No Major Accidents

EXTRAS: Links, Photos, & Video from the snow. Include yours in the comments section.  Follow me on twitter @chrisreports

COLUMBIA, MO -- The first snow of Winter 2011 has come down in Columbia, Missouri causing some disturbances but no major incidents or closures.

No school's have been closed however Columbia Public School's preschools have cancelled afternoon classes.   

KOMU has been reporting several accidents and backups across the city. One of the major highways through the city was covered in black ice and some car have spun out.  Some cars on Old Highway 63S have lost control but did not crash. 

Also some students at The University of Missouri have reported full classrooms but some professors have been selectively cancelling classes. 

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Just a river of snow from Old 63 to my front yard.
Photo: Christopher Saunders
 

My car looks like a bag of flour exploded above it.
Photo: Christopher Saunders
The front yard with a light dusting of snow.
Photo: Christopher Saunders
A snowy backyard with a makeshift pond. Photo: Christopher Saunders
Backyard with snow.
Photo: Christopher Saunders

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 VIDEO FROM MY FRONT YARD
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

BREAKING NEWS OUT OF JAMAICA


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF JAMAICA
Christmas gift: General elections set for December 29th

The Jamaica Gleaner is reporting tonight that Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness rang the election bell.  The date: less than a month away on December 29, 2011.

The announcement was made at a rally meeting in Mandeville, Manchester. Prime Minister Holness had announced last month that the general elections would be held before 2012.

In Jamaica and many Caribbean countries election dates are not standardized as they are in the United States.

Prime Minister Holness took over the JLP and the country when Bruce Golding resigned from both posts on October 23, 2011.


In addition to the ruling Jamaica Labour party, the main opposition party the People's National Party and a smaller opposition party the National Democratic Movement are expected to officially nominate candidates next Monday (December 12, 2011).  This nomination though is mostly ceremonial, as parties have already touted candidates for the 60 seats up for grabs in the election.


Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness annouce the election date.CLICK FOR VIDEO