Kent State shootings

"The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre) were the shootings of college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, by members of the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. Twenty-nine guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis."

"Some of the students who were shot had been protesting the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance."

"There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of 4 million students, and the event further affected public opinion, at an already socially contentious time, over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War."

Map: Basket Factory Road

Map: Basket Factory Road

Located in the Independence River Wild Forest, this 3 1/2 mile road offers several roadside campsites on a back country road. It dead ends at a snowmobile trail that leads off to private timber lands. It is nearby Sunday Creek, and can be accessed from Stillwater Road. This is the closest road to Stillwater Reservior that offers roadside camping

Good morning! Happy Thursday. Next Thursday is Twilight Zone Day. Mostly sunny and 38 degrees in Albany. Calm wind.

Today will have areas of frost before 7am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high of 63 degrees at 3pm. Two degrees below normal. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. A year ago, we had rain, drizzle, mist and a high of 52 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1944. There was a dusting of snow in 1986.

The sun will set at 7:59 pm with dusk around 8:30 pm, which is one minute and 7 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for cloudy conditions and 59 degrees. There will be a south breeze at 8 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 15 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 24 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low of 47 degrees at 4am. One degree above normal. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 47 degrees under cloudy skies. The record low of 29 occurred back in 1974.

As previously noted, next Thursday is Twilight Zone Day when the sun will be setting at 8:07 pm with dusk at 8:39 pm. On that day in 2016, we had sunny skies and temperatures between 75 and 40 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 68 degrees. We hit a record high of 90 back in 1911.