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  • Not just Party City: Why helium shortages worry scientists and researchers

    05/18/2019 12:23:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 18, 2019 | Mary Pflum
    This month’s announcement from Party City that it’s closing more than 40 stores as it grapples with new challenges, including diminishing helium supplies, likely came as unwelcome news to customers who count on the store for their balloon and event planning needs. But for scientists like Mark Elsesser, the announcement was something of a relief, inflating hopes that the public, and the government, might start paying closer attention. “When it comes to helium, we’re at a tipping point,” said Elsesser, who is the associate director of government affairs at the American Physical Society, a nonprofit association of physicists. “Party City...
  • Arizona woman eats two 72-ounce steaks in an hour at Big Texan in Amarillo

    09/15/2019 4:46:04 PM PDT · by DFG · 78 replies
    Route 66 News ^ | 09/11/2019 | Ron Warnick
    Here’s a stomach-churning feat: A woman from Arizona devoured not one, but two 72-ounce steak dinners in about an hour at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. The Big Texan posted this message and two photos on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon: This lovely lady @omgitsmiki from Tucson, AZ completed not only one, but TWO 72oz steak meals back to back. First in 26:40 and second 34:30 👏🏼🤠🥩 @ The Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery The woman, identified as professional competitive eater Miki Sudo, posted a short video on Instagram of her polishing off that second steak. She’s won...
  • Watchdog: Firm nearly detonated nuke bomb (1.2 megaton bomb near Amarillo)

    12/16/2006 7:11:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 111 replies · 6,283+ views
    Arizona Daily Star | Cox News Service ^ | 12/15/06 | Jeff Nesmith
    WASHINGTON — An accident that occurred as a decades-old nuclear warhead was being dismantled at the government's Pantex facility near Amarillo, Texas, could have caused the device to detonate, a nonprofit organization charged Thursday. The Project on Government Oversight said the "near miss" event, which led the Energy Department to fine the plant's operator $110,000, was due partly to requirements that technicians at the plant work up to 72 hours per week. The Pantex plant, 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, is the country's only factory for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. The organization said it was told by unidentified...
  • Emergency Response Activated at Pantex for Unexpected Event at the Plant

    10/23/2018 10:51:20 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 42 replies ^ | 23 OCT 18 | By: Karl Wehmhoener
    AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - UPDATE - Carson County Sheriff Department is reporting that FM 2373 is closed from I-40 north. Officials are also reporting the east side of the Pantex Plant is completely inaccessible.
  • Potter County Judge: Nothing wrong with voting machines (Amarillo, TX)

    10/25/2016 12:20:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 47 replies
    Amarillo-Globe News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Ron Balaskovitz
    Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner issued a statement Tuesday denying social media claims that local voting machines are changing votes. “There is nothing wrong with any of the machines we use for voting,” Tanner said in her statement. “They do not flip your vote. They do not flip parties. Humans do that.” Tanner said she verified with Potter County Elections Administrator Melynn Huntley that there have been no problems with the machines. In Randall County there has been one reported incident of an irregularity, Tanner said. A voter said they cast a straight-ticket ballot and, when they hit the vote...
  • Lou Dobbs: What We Feared: Early Voters From Amarillo Saying Votes Were Changed

    10/25/2016 4:27:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 202 replies ^ | October 24
  • Immigrant Mohammad Moghaddam Takes Hostages at Amarillo Walmart - Is Shot Dead by Police

    06/15/2016 4:47:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Police have identified the suspect who opened fire at a Walmart store in Amarillo this afternoon as Mohammad Moghaddam, 54. Mohammad Moghaddam, an immigrant, came to Amarillo with his family eight years ago from Iran. Immigrant services from Amarillo would not discuss with reporters whether they helped relocate the family to the Amarillo area. Police say Mohammad was upset he was passed over for a promotion so he took his manager and another person hostage. He was shot dead by police.
  • Three Muslim Terrorists Strike Walmart In Amarillo Texas And Are Shooting And Taking Hostages

    06/14/2016 6:56:28 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 06-14-2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Amarillo (Texas) police on scene of active shooting with hostage situation where 1 to 3 Muslim Somalis dressed in Walmrt uniforms are holding hostages at Walmart in Amarillo TX and SWAT is responding. The number of Somali terrorists is unconfirmed.
  • SWAT: Shooting suspect at Texas Walmart shot, killed by police

    06/14/2016 12:29:44 PM PDT · by TheShaz · 55 replies
    wjla news- ABC News ^ | 6/14/2016 | Jeannie Nguyen, Brooke Self
    3 Somalis took hostages in a Wal*Mart. Texas SWAT solves problem, all hostages are safe. AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) -- The person who reportedly started an active shooter situation at an Amarillo Walmart was shot dead by SWAT officers. According to the APD, there were no confirmed victims suffering from gunshot wounds at the store.
  • Somali Muslim OPENS FIRE, TAKES HOSTAGES at Wal-Mart in Texas

    06/14/2016 12:49:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/14/16 | Pamela Geller
    Burying the lede — The suspect, a current or former Walmart employee, was said to be a Somalian man wearing khaki pants, KFDA-TV reports. Police said in a press release at 12:25 local time that no victims had been found inside the building and there is no ongoing shooting “at this moment”. It is not known if anyone was wounded elsewhere. The initial call was for a suspect who was actively shooting inside the store, according to police radio dispatches. You can listen to the initial police and fire radio dispatches below:
  • Police situation at Amarillo Walmart on Canyon Drive

    06/14/2016 10:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Local TV ^ | June 14, 2016
    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store. APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants.
  • Home Depot security guard about to be attacked by tire iron is saved by armed citizen

    04/09/2016 4:11:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 9, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    Another example of a concealed carry citizen saving the day unfolded in Texas last week. At a Home Depot store in Amarillo, a man suspected of stealing power tools was confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer in the parking lot, reported KVII-TV. The two ended up in a struggle after the officer caught the suspect, 35 year-old Ricky Solis, when he tried to flee. Another man stepped in and tried to help Solis escape, police said, kicking the loss prevention officer in the face. The second suspect then retrieved a tire iron from his car and allegedly returned to...
  • Gang Of Six Aggressive Arab Passengers Force Flight To Be Locked Down, Diverted,

    It certainly appeared to have been a premeditated, pre-planned disruption of a routine flight, perhaps designed to test responses or as a larger plot to intimidate and thereby garner privileges or concessions. It’s not likely that the six despicable individuals involved all just happened to find each other as members of the same Arab soccer team, although they certainly do deserve each other’s company. A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was rerouted to Amarillo late Monday, with six passengers removed and subsequently arrested on charges of “interference with a flight crew and abetting.” FBI special agent T....
  • APD officer fired after sex assault accusation

    06/19/2015 7:25:08 AM PDT · by Altariel · 10 replies
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | June 15, 2015 | RUSSELL ANGLIN
    An Amarillo police officer was fired Monday night after investigators determined he had sexual contact with a woman who reported that the officer sexually assaulted her on Sunday, police said. On Monday, a woman reported the on-duty officer, later identified as Micah Meurer, had sexually assaulted her in her northwest Amarillo home. Detectives from the department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit were assigned to investigate the incident in cooperation with the 47th District Attorney’s Office, police said. Investigators found that the officer had responded to the woman’s home late Sunday evening. Detectives collected physical evidence and interviewed the woman and Meurer....
  • TX: Amarillo Open Carry in the Snow

    03/04/2015 1:37:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry Texas is keeping the heat on the Texas legislature.  This time with an open carry march in Amarillo, in the snow.  More than 2,300 open carry marches have been conducted in Texas in the last 18 months.  No other social movement has been as effective in organizing and gaining followers in the last few decades.  Open carry has struck a cord with the Texas gun culture.  Many became educated as to the state of the law.  Some could not believe that they did not already have rights that are commonly in place in most of the other...
  • Breaking News: Patient with Ebola-Like Symptoms at BSA Hospital

    10/15/2014 4:42:53 PM PDT · by bgill · 34 replies
    KFDA CBS Channel 10 ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | KFDA
    Amarillo TX- A patient showing Ebola like symptoms is currently in isolation at Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital. The patient went to BSA Hospital at around 4:00 PM today. While he was there, he went through screening and the patient says he had been in contact with someone who had recently traveled to Africa. A healthcare worker is also in isolation.
  • BSA on lockdown for 'POSSIBLE EBOLA'

    10/15/2014 3:58:17 PM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 36 replies
    ConnectAmarillo ProNews 7 ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Marissa Lucero
    AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Baptist St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo is currently on lock down. A patient is exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms. A patient came in with flu-like symptoms. Answered questions revealing that he came into contact with someone who had traveled to Africa, according to BSA spokesperson. That put the ER into high risk protocol measures.
  • Congress votes to keep helium program

    04/27/2013 5:26:38 AM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | April 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM | UPI
    WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to keep the Federal Helium Program, set up after World War I to guarantee U.S. dirigibles would have the gas they needed. The vote Friday was 394-1, The Washington Post reported. The helium program has been a target of small government advocates for decades. President Ronald Reagan wanted to eliminate it and President Bill Clinton put it on his reinventing government target list -- along with aid to beekeepers and wool producers. He succeeded in killing the latter two programs but they were revived a few years later, the Post...
  • Texas man buys car once owned by Babe Ruth

    10/17/2012 7:19:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | October 17, 2012
    AMARILLO, Texas — For an astronaut it's the moon. For a jockey it's the Kentucky Derby. For Pampa's Lonnie Shelton — and baseball fans across the nation — the ride of a lifetime is a regal blue 1948 Lincoln Continental two-door hardtop coupe. "The first time I saw the car," Shelton said, "I fell in love with it. I bet I stayed there two hours looking at it, sitting in it, asking questions about it. There are several 1948 Lincoln Continentals out there, but none like this one."
  • JetBlue captain's erratic behavior forces emergency landing

    03/27/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 31 replies
    FNC ^ | 3.27.12
    A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas, Tuesday after a pilot reportedly had a medical emergency on board the plane. JetBlue 191, which was headed from New York’s Kennedy Airport to Las Vegas, was forced to make the emergency landing after the pilot reportedly ran up and down the aisles screaming after being locked out of the cockpit.  He apparently began banging on the cockpit door screaming “let me in,” but was not allowed to reenter, reported. One of the flight attendants got on the intercom and asked passengers to restrain the man....