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Albertsons Merges With America’s Second Largest Grocery Chain

LAS VEGAS (Vegas Valley) — Albertsons announced this week it has confirmed merger agreements with Safeway, American’s second largest food marketing group. Albertsons website details the complete merger plan which insiders have told me will mean lower prices and many advantages such as company-owed dairies and other retailing advantages over competition.

Many Vegas Valley folks things Albertsons is too pricy, but the fact to the matter is if one uses the Albertsons fliers and shop only the products on sale they beat many of their competition including Walmart.

In a time when food prices are skyrocketing, the Albertsons-Safeway merger may be a blessing in disguise.

The inside story direct from Albertsons.


Brad Keselowski Wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS (Vegas Valley.wordpress.com) — While Brad Keselowski won this afternoon’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes history.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel during the final lap and is overtaken by Keselowski in the final quarter, but takes second place to land his spot in auto-racing history for his opening season with three consecutive top-two finishes. Motorcar stories are still unfolding as auto racing ends for the day at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and crowds disperse into long-line traffic jams exiting North Las Vegas.

Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, we had an extra hour of sunshine and coupled with good weather here in Vegas for one of the Valley’s most popular events.

Earnhardt was one of three drivers who failed to make a final pit stop for fuel and that cost him in the final quarter lap, but he’s satisfied with his second-place win. Details can be found around the web on today’s multiple victories but the most popular places to look are none other than Brad Keselowski Wins in Vegas as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Runs Out of Fuel (FOXsports.com NASCAR) [Includes video] and Race Day Blog-Sunday-Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Neither Kurt or Kyle Busch had a good day at their home track. Unfortunately the Vegas Valley favorite home boys weren’t in the big money or even in the top ten, but then there are other racing days. The favorite sons will surely have their name in neon lights again.

Unofficial Kobalt Racing Results 09 March 2014:

1st-Car #2-Brad Keselowski

2nd-#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.

3rd-#27-Menard

4th-#22-Logano

5th-99-Edwards

6th-48-Johnson

7th-31 Newman

8th-5-Kahne

9th-24-Gordon


Daylight Savings Time Begins Today

LAS VEGAS (Vegas Valley.wordpress.com)–Day Light Savings Time begins today. Did you remember to set your clocks ahead? For some of us we don’t have to, the electronics does it for us, such as the clocks in our cell phones. Put we are still surrounded with old-school technology which takes effort to “spring ahead” those clocks and get us ready for more SUNSHINE!

It was fun watching the computer clock move from 1:59AM to 3:00AM in less than a keystroke. WARP Speed ahead.

As a reminder, it’s always a great idea to change those smoke detector batteries too, while resetting your clocks. Twice a year we do this during “spring ahead” and “fall back” time changes.

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Eye-Opening Morning Headlines

Air force chief: Malaysia jet may have turned back KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Mar. 9, 2014 4:54 AM ET

Our heart & prayers goes out to the families and loved ones of all 239 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER flight MH370. It is tragic when any airliner is lost. It is even more tragic when an airliner vanishes without a trace leaving behind no factual explanation for its loss. We reserve conscious respect without speculation as we await actual discovery of evidence into the lost flight that went off the radar screen without warning. The mystery surrounding the fate of the passengers aboard flight MH370 is disturbing. Before commenting further, we will hold our thoughts, other than to say we are deeply sorrowed for the ones who lost someone on that flight bound for some unknown and unplanned destiny.

Why Malaysia Airlines jet might have disappeared Mar. 8, 2014 8:07 PM ET  NEW YORK (AP)– The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth.

So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has led aviation experts to assume that whatever happened was quick and left the pilots no time to place a distress call.

It could take investigators months, if not years, to determine what happened to the Boeing 777 flying from Malaysia’s largest city of Kuala Lumpur to Beijing….

Related Resources & Information
Flightstats.com
Malaysia Airlines Plane, Flight MH370, Goes Missing (The World Post)
The Miracle of Flight 571 from JX Writings WordPress Blog
Duck Duck Go SEARCH: Malaysia Airlines MH370
Flight Radar 24 .com

Vegas Valley
On 1 June 1962, The Everly Brothers, under the Warner Brother’s label, released their song, Ebony Eyes. It was a story sang about an ebony-eyed love one lost in the dark skies during a tragic flight into an unknown destiny. Heartfelt, this song must reflect some idea of the chills that run through the human body when such fate is announced to the loved one waiting for their arrival. We pray, that somehow under the Heavens, these souls can find comfort and solitude for the agony they now endure while they and the world waits for the news of what happened to flight MH370.

Other News from Around the World, Around the Clock
How the War on Drugs Hurts Mexican Women (The World Post)
Skydiving Accident Near Fatal When 87-year-old Pilot’s Plane Becomes Entangled in Skydiver’s Parachute, Both Escape Serious Injuries or Death (Associate Press Photos with Spectacular Images Included.)
Pilot Killed in Fallon, Nevada Fighter-Jet Crash Is Identified (AP)
32-year-old pilot, Marine Captain, Reid Nannen, was flying out of Fallon, Nevada in a U.S. Marine F/A-18C fighter jet on loan to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, according to the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, when it crashed a week ago, Saturday, 01 March 2014.  Nannen was on a training exercise in the western Nevada region when the jet fighter went down. Weather and location delayed search & rescue operations for the downed fighter and its pilot. Rescue workers encountered a snow storm in remote, mountainous terrain before reaching the crash site where Nannen perished.  The Navy range training complex where Nannen’s fighter jet went down is east of the Fallon Naval Air Station. Fallon is located in Western Nevada.