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12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, April 14, 2005 In-De )th Local Forecast Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with THURSDAY a high temperature of 59,humidity of 56% Mostly Cloudy and an overnight low of 39 . The record High: 59 Low: 39high temperature for today is 88 set in 1941. Friday, skies will remain mostly & FRIDAY cloudy with a high temperature of 60 . Mostly Cloudy High: 60 Low: 41 l ast Week's Local Almanac Date Hi Lo Normals Precil! SATURDAY Sunday 52 39 62/38 0.00" Mostly Cloudy Monday 62 43 62/38 0.00" High: 61 Low: 40 Tuesday 71 30 63/38 0.00" Wednesday 84 42 63/39 0.00" SUNDAY Thursday 76 56 63/39 0.00" Partly Cloudy Friday 68 50 64/39 0.00" High: 66 Low: 39 Saturday 66 44 64/40 0.00" Rainfall .u.u" "0" Average temp 56.1 MONDAY ,' Normal rainfall . .0.70" Average normal 50.7 Departure -0.70" Departure +5.4 Partly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 41 Winchester 59/39 Frederick 59/41 0, Town Leesburg 57/400, April 14, 1987 A system moving slowly eastward across the of the Mississippi produced severe storms which spawned tornadoes around Iowa and produced four inches of rain in eastern Nebraska. April 15, 1921 - Two- high Silver Lake, received 76 inches of in 24 hours, the 24-hour total of recor North America. The s1 left a total of 87 inch 27 and a half hours. I,ocai Sun/Moon Char! This Week TUESDAY. Partly Cloudy First High: 72 Low: 43 4/16 WEDNESDAY Partly Cloudy Full , High: 71 Low: 40 4/24 !i I Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset Thursday 6:35 a.m.7:49 p.m. 10:07 a.m. 1:17 a.m. Friday 6:34 a.m.7:50 p.m. 11:02 a.m. 2:09 a.m. Saturday 6:33 a.m.7:50 p.m. 12:01 p.m. 2:53 a.m. Sunday 6:31a.m. 7:51p.m. l:03p.m. 3:30a.m. Monday 6:30 a.m.7:52 p.m.2:05 p.m.4:00 a.m. Tuesday 6:28 a.m.7:53 p.m.3:08 p.m:4:26 a.m. Wednesday 6:27 a.m.7:54 p.m.4:10 p.m.4:50 a.m. Last 511 New 5/8 Rise Mercury 5:46 a.m.5:50 Venus 6:51 a.m.8:04 Mars 3:58 a.m.2:10 Jupiter 6:36 p.m.6:21 Saturn 11:50 a.m. 2:32 Uranus 4:52 a.m.3:58 National Weather Summary Fhis Week UV Index 0-2: Minimal, 3-4: Low,Northwest will 5-6: Moderate, 7-9: High temperature of 67,found in Pasco, Wash. The Southwest will see mostly clear 10+: Very High ExposureSaturday, with the area's highest temperature of 91% found in Phoenix, Ariz. The Northeast will see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies today through Saturday, with the area's highest temperature of 70,found in Carbondale, I11. The Southeast will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies today, mostly clear skies Friday and Saturday, with the area's highest temperature of 84,found in West Palm Beach, Fla. The see partly cloudy to cloudy skies today through Saturday, with the area's highest skies today through What was known as the billion dollar ligh tning strike ? ] Answer: In 1977, lightninglT New York City power line, ,IL ing a 24-hour black-out. 2005. A ccessweather, comi. " , Two prominent kings are gracing our spring sky, the king of all beasts, Leo, the Lion, and the king of the planets, Jupiter. They are close enough so that if you have one in your sight, the other one will also be there. Finding Jupiter could not be easier, even in a city environment. Jupiter rises in the , about one hour before the sun sets. As twilight descends, Jupiter is the most prominent sky object other than the waxing crescent moon gaining eminent the west. After 9:00 p.m. blue Spica, the brightest luminary of Virgo the Virgin, will be found below Jupiter. To Jupiter's left, but three times the Jupi Spica distance will be orangey Arcturus of Bootes, the Herdsman. It is the fourth brightest star of the night, but still only 1/10th of Jupiter's luster. Looking at SpiO Arcturus, you 11 fiotice them twinkling more vigorously than Jupiter. Planets shine with a steadier light because they have disks which are less affected b'y atmosph turbulence. Stars are points of light no matter how greatly they are magnified. Shining with a steadier light and coupled with their brightness make distinguishing pl0J from stars easy. Above and to Jupiter's right is the "Sickle" or backwards question mark that delineates the mane and head of the other king gracing the spring sky, i the Lion. Below and to the left of the head are the three stars that mark the Lion's hind quarters. They stand out only because of the paucity of other bright stars in area. Four thousand years ago, the Egyptians noted that the sun reached its highest position in this area of the sky. They believed that the heat of summer was the re of Leo's stars and the sun combining their influences. What better star pattern than a lion to envision such power? , I I I i, I I ]IH II I Ill I] Of Tastel Catering by Margarita, Com- fort Cuisine, Dessus Haut Chocolate and The Best Cook- ie are a few of the presenters that will be showing off their dessert and hers d'oeuvre cre- ations at the Eastern Panhan- dle Free Clinics "Extravagan- za of Taste" gala to be held at Stonebridge Country Club in Martinsburg on Friday, May 6, at 8pm. At the gala, guests will sample the creations from these restaurants and caterers as well as many others. They can participate in a silent auc- tion and enjoy music. Guests will judge the entries for "BEST OF TASTE" and "BEST PRE- SENTATION". The chefs will choose their own favorite for the "CHEF'S CHOICE" award. There is still time to sign up as a food presenter. Contact Kaye Napolitano at the Eastern Pan- handle Free Clinic and show off your culinary skills! Tickets are first come, first serve and are $25 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic. For more information or to pur- chase tickets, call the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic at 304- 724-6091. PreNatal/ ChiMbirth Classes Jefferson Memorial Hospi- tal will be offering Prenatal/ Childbirth classes. The prena- tal classes deal with various topics of discussion including: maternal changes, normal fe- tal development, nutrition, ex- ercise, common discomforts and solutions, breathing/relaxation techniques, stages of labor and delivery, normal procedures, comfort measures, and medica- tions, cesarean birth and vagi- nal birth after cesarean, breast- feeding, postpartum self-care for mom, newborn care and car seat safety. The next four-week session of classes begins Thursday, May 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the hospital's first floor conference room. The fee for the class is $50 per cou- ple. For more information or to register, call the Obstetrics De- mrtment at 728-1713. YOUR COMMUNITY SOURCE FOR NEWS Call the Spirit to subscribe (304) 725-2046 k 4-7 PM Engle United Methodist i: ,EVERYDAY, BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO WAVE AND WELCOME YOU HOME. CRAIGHILL ESTATES Where the tranquility and charm of Charles Town comes alive in a convenient, family friendly setting. With 6 distinctive s!ngle family home designs, it's easy to complement your family's lifestyle at Craighill Estates by Enjoy easy access to schools, shopping, and the MARC Train in this ideal location minutes from Rte. 9. CRAIGHILL ESTATES. Charles Town, West Virginia. Single Family Homes from: $300's to high $400's. Sizes range from 2,400-3,200 sq. ft. Now selling Norbome Glebe. From 1-495, take Rte. 267 (Dulles Toll Rd.). Cont. to Exit on Rte. 9 to Charles Town. L. onto Exit ramp for 340 N. (Harper's -ln, rd I ~ra "1~ ag L. on Campbell Dr. to Models. Call (304) 728.4788. Sales by Arcadia 't ' ' ! ~d Broker. Open Mon. 2-4; Tue Wed. 10-4; [ lltt ll llt [ CI1 Sat.-Sun. 10-5. Closed Thurs. & Fri. WWW.ARCADIABUILDING.COM THE BEST OF BOTH VIRGINIAS. j,~]?Ol ~-------~i