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Lincoln NE – Turn Lane Arrows – Traffic Signal Guide

Understanding the Signal for Your Turn Lane – The Arrows explained – Traffic Signal Guide –

Solid red arrow: STOP. No turns allowed. Do not enter the intersection to turn. Stop and wait until the signal changes.

Flashing yellow arrow: Yield, and turn when safe. Yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians in the crosswalk; then turn. See back to learn more.

Solid yellow arrow: Prepare to stop. The signal will soon be red for turning traffic. If legally in the intersection, wait for a safe gap in oncoming traffic to complete the turn.

Solid green arrow: Turns allowed and protected. Turning traffic has the right of way. Oncoming traffic and pedestrians are stopped.

—- City of Lincoln Department of Public Works and Utilities. For more information, visit .

Safer, More Efficient Turn Signals. The City of Lincoln is upgrading its traffic signals and timings to enhance safety and traffic flow on major streets. As a result, intersections are using different arrow signals for turning traffic. Understanding the Signal for Your Turn Lane At many major intersections across Lincoln, arrow signals are used for both left and right turns. Studies show that arrow signals provide clearer instruction and result in fewer crashes.

Flashing Yellow Arrow: Turning Left

City of Lincoln

Yield, Then Turn

When turning left on a flashing yellow arrow,

drivers must yield


oncoming traffic and pedestrians in the crosswalk before turning.

Oncoming traffic


has a green signal and the right-of-way.

Flashing yellow arrows replace the traditional green ball when

turning left. A national study showed flashing yellow left-turn

arrows are more understandable to drivers. Lincoln’s upgraded

signals give drivers more opportunities to turn left and traffic

engineers more options to keep traffic moving at different

times of the day.

When turning left, if you get a flashing yellow arrow, remember:

pposing traffic always has a green signal and the right-of-way.

2. Always watch the signal for your turn lane  . . . not the signals or traffic in other lanes.

3. Pay attention!

» The order of signals changes depending on time of day and traffic conditions.

» Green arrows can occur before or after oncoming traffic.

4. Some intersections do not have green arrows based on traffic needs.

DID YOU KNOW ?  Flashing yellow arrows… were approved for use by Federal Highway Administration in 2006 reduce left-turning crashes by up to 25% minimize travel delays by providing more turning opportunities. Green Light Lincoln uses new traffic signal equipment, smart technologies, and new timing plans to improve safety and traffic flow on major streets. Visit

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The Safest Cars for Seniors

This is a great article. Please read it all here.
 – keith —–> . Posted On 05 Jan 2018 By : 

(…) I wasn’t able to back it up and look to see things behind me. My neck doesn’t turn as well as it used to, and my peripheral vision is not as good as it used to be, either.”

(…) There have never been so many senior drivers on the roads as there are today and their numbers are growing: in 2015, there were 50% more drivers over age 65 than there were in 1999, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

With these large numbers comes an increased need for vehicles that make driving easier while keeping seniors– and other people on America’s roads – safe. The good news is cars have never been safer than they are today. The bad news is with so many cars on the market, the process of finding the right one can be daunting.

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Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

If you are requesting an estimate on the cost to register your vehicle, please make sure that you enter your home address and the vehicle information fields. These are needed for property tax & sales tax calculations. The VIN is extremely important but not absolutely necessary for a rough estimate. Fields left blank may affect your quote. We will normally get you a response within one business day of receipt of your request. Responses after 4:30 pm, on weekends or holidays may take additional time

Source: Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

The 15 Most Expensive Luxury Items – BabaMail

See the full list. Interesting.  -keith —- >

The people who can afford these things have probably got more money than sense, because the items listed here are so incredibly expensive, I feel anxious even looking at them. So, just what are the most expensive items in the world? Some of these things will really surprise you.

1. Most Expensive Object Ever: International Space Station – $150 Billion

Source: You Need to Be Ridiculously Rich to Buy This Stuff | Baba Recommends – BabaMail

12 Springtime Activities for Seniors

There’s just something so rejuvenating about spring. Whether it’s the birds chirping, flowers or sunshine; spring does wonders for the senior soul.

Springtime is a favorite season for seniors because many of them are retired and have spent the winter being cooped-up indoors.

See all 12 – –> Source: 12 Springtime Activities for Seniors

6. Eat outdoors at a fancy restaurant.
7. Visit a nursery.
8. Go on a picnic.



This is a Long post with lots of details.              

Mayor Chris Beutler today said the record pace of street construction, repair and maintenance will continue this year, with a goal of adding 2.6 miles of new arterials, 10.3 miles of arterial improvements and 427 blocks of residential rehabilitation.  And he said the “Lincoln on the Move” initiative is helping to build a “leading edge” community.  (A list of the major projects follows this release.)  
“Our transportation network is fundamental to the future of our City,” Mayor Beutler said.  “It’s how we will keep moving Lincoln ahead economically, moving Lincoln forward to maintain livable neighborhoods, moving Lincoln in the right direction on safety and convenience, and moving Lincoln to the top of those national lists for our business climate and quality of life.”
Beutler said the City’s transportation team uses smart planning and communication to coordinate the large amount of both public and private construction activity across the community.  Miki Esposito, Director of the Public Works and Utilities Department, said the work begins months and even years ahead of construction.
“There are many steps and many people involved in that planning and coordination,” Esposito said.  “We explore whether the project requires more than one construction season; which stakeholders, utility companies, institutions or agencies need to be informed of the project; when is the proper time for construction; and how the project impacts other transportation movements, closures or detours in the City.”
Esposito said a weekly “huddle” meeting brings the City transportation team together with utilities and private entities to look at all the projects under way.  They look at closures, detours and whether different types of work can be done at the same time.  The huddle group also coordinates the public information needed for the projects.  For the current 16th Street project, for example, the City mailed 380 letters, distributed over 200 door hangers, held public meetings, partnered with the neighborhood association, installed message boards and updated information on the website.  Beutler and Esposito encouraged the public to stay informed on construction activities by visiting (keywords: projects and closures)

Another example of coordination, Esposito said, is the restructuring of right of way management, consolidating all the functions into a single unit.
“Most people drive, walk or bike every day without realizing the huge underground infrastructure network beneath them — water lines, fiber optic, gas pipes, electric lines, phone, cable and more,” she said.  “When construction occurs, it is necessary to locate all of that underground infrastructure in order to avoid hitting them. The new cross-trained team takes advantage of asset management software to map what is located underground and share that data with both the City team and the private sector.”
In addition to street work, the City will also be working on other infrastructure projects including sidewalk repair.   (A list of the major projects follows this release.)  
Through our Green Light Lincoln program, we are upgrading traffic signal systems with smart technology that keeps traffic moving more safely and efficiently,” he said.  “Our right of way team is helping private contractors install miles of new fiber optics to bring high speed broadband service to every business and home across the community.  It all comes together as ‘Lincoln on the Move,’ our program specifically engineered to get Lincoln residents – as well as goods and services – where they need to go safely and conveniently.”


·      11th Street water main replacement from “O” to “Q” streets
·      N. 10th Street over Salt Creek north of Military Road – bridge replacement and new sidewalk with trail connection
·      14th and Superior roundabout – permanent safety improvements
·      S. 27th Street water main replacement from Laurel to Calvert streets and from Woods Blvd. to Kessler Blvd.
·      N. 27th Street rehabilitation from Holdrege Street to Fletcher Ave.
·      27th Street interchange at Interstate 80 – bridge and concrete repairs
·      16th Street reconstruction from “A” to “F” streets
·      “D” Street water main replacement from 12th to 20th streets
·      20th and Calvert streets drainage system replacement
·      Jackson Drive/Woodsdale Blvd. from 27th to 29th streets –  drainage system rehabilitation
·      S. Coddington and W. Van Dorn intersection safety project – construction of single-lane roundabout and new sidewalks
·      33rd Street from Holdrege to Madison – road rehabilitation and storm drainage improvements
·      Fletcher Ave. water main replacement from 56th to 60th streets
·      Superior Street rehabilitation from 27th Street to Cornhusker Hwy.
·      56th and Morton drainage improvement project – channel widening and replacement of box culvert
·      Adams Street wastewater pipeline installation from 41st to 42nd streets
·      Fremont Street water main replacement from Touzalin Ave. to 70th Street
·      56th and Colfax drainage improvements
·      Cleveland Ave. water main replacement from Cotner Blvd. to Leonard Street
·      98th Street and Boathouse to “O” Street and Anthony Lane – wastewater pipeline installation
·      Anthony Lane wastewater pipeline installation from “O” Street to YMCA Spirit Park
·      S. 44th Street wastewater pipeline rehabilitation and replacement from High Street to Antelope Creek Road
·      44th Street drainage improvements from Calvert to High streets
·      84th and Old Cheney bike path underpass rehabilitation
·      Old Cheney rehabilitation from  40th St. to Hwy. 2
·      Normal Blvd. rehabilitation from South to 56th streets
·      South Sumner wastewater pipeline rehabilitation and replacement from  Normal Blvd. to 40th Street
·      Jefferson Ave. wastewater pipeline rehabilitation and replacement from Ryons to Garfield streets
·      Beal Slough trunk sewer installation from 33rd to 56th streets
·      Yankee Hill Rd. reconstruction and widening from 70th Street to Hwy. 2 and installation of roundabouts

555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE  68508, 402-441-7511

Gift Item – Nebraska Calendar

The second calendar in the three-part limited edition “Collector’s Series” is now available. It features extraordinary new masterwork paintings by native Nebraskan,

Todd Williams, in his quest to paint a historically related subject representing each of Nebraska’s 93 counties in honor of the 150th year of statehood. Order yours now!


(includes sales tax, shipping & handling). 

Introducing the second of three “Painting the Legacy of Nebraska” official calendar for 2017 – Sesquicentennial Collectors Edition.

17 – Sesquicentennial Collectors Edition.

Source: Merrick Foundation

From the artist collection shown here.

12-3 – Winter Craft Fair at Crestwood Christian Church 

Winter Craft Fair – Saturday, December 3, 9 am to 3 pm at Crestwood Christian Church (8000 A Street). 

Free admission.  Shop for jewelry, essential oils, wood signs, make up, knitted items, kitchen essentials, homemade baked goods and more.  Crestwood was a pioneer offering handmade art and crafts locally in the early 1970s.
(402) 488-5372 <tel:%28402%29%20488-5372> or <> .

Crestwood Christian Church Lincoln, Nebraska Disciples of Christ

Source: Crestwood Christian Church | Who We Are

Amazon costs Nebraska at least $18 million in state and local taxes

“In 2014, Amazon alone had over a quarter billion dollars in retail sales in Nebraska,” said Jim Otto of the Nebraska Retail Federation. “That’s at least $18 million in state and local taxes that could have support benefitted our City and State.  And it equates to the loss of over 180 average sized stores and over 1,600 retail jobs in our State.”

More information on the Nebraska Retail Federation is available at

Source: Nebraska Retail Federation | Nebraska’s Only Full Time Retail Advocate

Second-annual Lincoln Parade of Apartments March 12-13

Lincoln, NE – The second-annual Lincoln Parade of Apartments will be March 12-13, 2016. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 and noon to 4 p.m. March 13.

This event is designed to simplify the apartment hunting process and make it more enjoyable. In just two days, attendees can visit any of the 15 participating communities for this open house extravaganza. More than 500 people attended in 2015.

Organized tours will be conducted every 20 minutes at each property, allowing participants to easily see multiple communities in a short amount of time.


Local restaurants and vendors will provide free food at each location, and prizes and special move-in discounts will be available.

The more properties people visit, the more entries they receive into the raffle prize drawing. The drawing includes more than $1,500 in prizes, including a $500 cash prize.

“We know apartment hunting can be a time-consuming, frustrating process,” said Nancy McCready, marketing and media specialist at Commercial Investment Properties (CIP). “That’s why we’ve created this event — to make the process a lot simpler and a lot more fun.”

Participating locations include:

Highland View Apartments 4441 N. 1st St.
Folsom Ridge Apartments 705 Folsom Lane
Skyline View Apartments 1430 Old Farm Rd.
Pine Lake Heights Apartments 7015 S. 38th St.
Ridge Pointe Villas 7015 S. 38th St.
Northridge Heights Apartments 2840 Fletcher Ave.
The Northbrook Apartment Homes 2901 Fletcher Ave.
Pinebrook Apartments 6010 Meridian Dr.
Cascade Pines Duplex Homes 6010 Meridian Dr.
The Villas at Wilderness Ridge 8801 Executive Woods Drive
Stone Ridge Estates 8450 Hollynn Ln.
Williamsburg Park Apartments 6201 S. 34th St.
Fountain Glen 6157 NW 2nd Circle
North Pointe Villas 1800 Fletcher Avenue
The Flats at 84 8300 Cheney Ridge Road

For more information, including a map of the participating properties, please visit or call 402-436-3472.

14 Easy-To-Avoid Mistakes When Buying a Computer | Computers & Internet – BabaMail

We’ve all rushed into a purchase in the past, and then come to regret it. Take heed of these 14 easily avoidable mistakes when buying a new computer.

Source: 14 Easy-To-Avoid Mistakes When Buying a Computer | Computers & Internet – BabaMail

Price Look Up Code

The sticker on your produce contains important information about how your food was grown. Read on!

Source: PLU: The Tiny Sticker That Tells A Big Story – Farmers’ Almanac

PLU: The Tiny Sticker That Tells A Big Story by Deborah Tukua | Monday, October 6th, 2014 | From: Healthy Living
Every apple and avocado, peach, pear and plum has a history. With one quick glance you can learn how produce was grown. The label that reveals all is that tiny PLU (Price Look Up Code) sticker found on individual fruits and vegetables sold in grocery stores. The coded sticker not only helps the cashier to identify produce accurately and quickly, but assists you, the shopper in determining how the produce was grown. With the mounting concern over genetically modified foods (GMOs), and the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides on food crops, it is essential to read the label on fresh produce. An informed shopper can make wiser food choices.
Here’s how to read the PLU coding: Codes are displayed as a four or five-digit number. When shopping, look at the first number in the code as it identifies how the produce was grown.
3 or 4 – Conventionally Grown – A “3” or “4” as the first digit indicates that the produce was conventionally grown. Synthetically manufactured chemical pesticides and weed killers were used during crop production.
In their annual report, The Environmental Working Group found, “Pesticides have been linked to cancer, hormone disruptions and abnormal brain and nervous system development.” Their report also stated, “Conventional farming with pesticides is the number one source of drinking water contamination in the US. It also harms wildlife and farm workers.”
8 – Genetically Modified – An “8” first digit refers to genetically engineered produce, (also referred to as GMOs), indicating that man disrupted the natural process by manipulating the genes in the fruit or vegetable to achieve a desired outcome: larger size, brilliant color, or to make food crops more tolerant of pests. However, according to the EWG, we now have super-weeds highly tolerant to chemicals, thus prompting producers to increase the usage of chemical herbicides and pesticides in crop production.
The Environmental Working Group reports, however, that there are very few GMOs in the produce section, most are found in processed foods. Since the government doesn’t require GMOs to be labeled as such yet, it is unlikely to see an “8″ on fresh produce. To avoid genetically engineered crops shop for organically-grown foods or items bearing the “Non-GMO Project Verified” label. For more detailed information, click here.
9 – Organic – A “9” first digit indicates that the produce was grown organically. Organic farmers must meet state requirements and standards established by the National Organic Program and qualify annually to retain organic certification. The organic label does not guarantee that the fruit or vegetable was grown without pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.

To learn more about the standards established by the USDA National Organic Program, visit the web site here.

The “Clean 15”
If organic produce isn’t readily available in your area, shop for fruits and vegetables that are typically grown using little or no pesticides. The Environmental Working Group publishes an annual report and listing of the “Clean 15.” The current list of conventional produce with the least amount of pesticide residues includes:
Sweet Corn
Frozen Sweet Peas
Sweet Potatoes
Cleaning Produce – It is important to rinse all produce under running water before slicing or consuming to remove residue of pesticides and bacteria.
To make your own produce cleaning solution, mix 3 cups of filtered water and 1 cup of vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on fresh produce. Or, pour the solution into a bowl and plunge produce into the solution. Give produce a final rinse under running water and dry before storing or consuming.

Deborah Tukua is the author of 8 non-fiction books, including DIY Gardeners’ Potting Table Plans, Naturally Sweet Blender Treats, and Making and Using a Flower Press. She is the editor of Journey to Natural Living and a regular contributor to the Farmers’ Almanac since 2004.

▶ Magic Wand Remote Control – Video

Magic Wand Remote Control – Amazing TV Kymera Remote Control

via ▶ Magic Wand Remote Control – Amazing TV Kymera Remote Control – YouTube.


You know you have always wanted to be a wizard. But not one of those swish and flick wizards from the movies. You want to be the Dungeons & Dragons wizard – the party’s controller. See that word there? CONTROLLER. It means you control the battlefield; you control everything! Sure, you’re squishy and sometimes there’s collateral damage when you let out a blast, but it’s all in a day’s work. As a wizard, you have a choice in implements, but everyone knows The Wand is the ultimate when you want to be an elite controller.

Teach it

Our Wand may not make legions of kobold minions explode into flames, but it will learn up to 13 commands from your existing remote controls and map them to particular magical motions. Flick the wand from side to side to flip the channels, twist the wand to turn up the volume. A beam of light will shoot out the unicorn tail hair and magic will happen! The Wand can learn from any remotes in your house and once you master its 13 movements, you can mastermind a symphony of electronic enjoyment from the comfort of your couch. Then, and only then, are you an epic level controller.

Product Specifications

  • Magic wand television remote for witches, wizards, and the occasional muggle
  • 13 magical functions (the number one would expect in magic!)
  • Learns from your existing remotes
  • With a little practice, you can train yourself to do magic with household electronics
  • Flip the channel with a flick of your wand, twist your wand to turn up the volume
  • Compatible with almost all makes of TV, DVR, or really anything with a remote!
  • Buttons are sooooooooooooooo out, wands are in. Trust us.



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Update on the Survival Still

Click here to read –> Update on the Survival Still |.

PURITY: The Survival Still produces high-purity, sterile water. I ran it on ocean water the other day and with one pass through the system we reduced the contaminants down from over 30,000 parts per million (ppm) to 2 ppm. That is fantastic removal rate. We will have third-party testing done on a full range of contaminants as soon as possible.

PRODUCTION RATE: We have measured the Survival Still production rate at ½ gallon per hour, but it could be faster or slower depending on how hot the heat source it.

Survival Still

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