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In the wake of composer James Horner's death, KARE 11 spoke to our own Lynne Warfel — host of Flicks in Five and Saturday Cinema — about the work of the late composer.
Following the news of composer James Horner's death, Twin Cities' NBC affiliate KARE 11 spoke to Classical MPR's Lynne Warfel -- host of Saturday Cinema and Flicks in Five -- about the work of the late composer.
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45 years ago, Apollo 13 launched on April 11th, 1970

The phrase “Tough and Competent” was created by NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz and became the rallying cry of NASA and the Mission Control crew after the Apollo 1 disaster. 

“Spaceflight will never tolerate carelessness, incapacity, and neglect. Somewhere, somehow, we screwed up. It could have been in design, build, or test. Whatever it was, we should have caught it. We were too gung ho about the schedule and we locked out all of the problems we saw each day in our work. Every element of the program was in trouble and so were we. The simulators were not working, Mission Control was behind in virtually every area, and the flight and test procedures changed daily. Nothing we did had any shelf life. Not one of us stood up and said, ‘Dammit, stop!’ I don’t know what Thompson’s committee will find as the cause, but I know what I find. We are the cause! We were not ready! We did not do our job. We were rolling the dice, hoping that things would come together by launch day, when in our hearts we knew it would take a miracle. We were pushing the schedule and betting that the Cape would slip before we did. From this day forward, Flight Control will be known by two words: 'Tough’ and 'Competent.’ Tough means we are forever accountable for what we do or what we fail to do. We will never again compromise our responsibilities. Every time we walk into Mission Control we will know what we stand for. Competent means we will never take anything for granted. We will never be found short in our knowledge and in our skills. Mission Control will be perfect. When you leave this meeting today you will go to your office and the first thing you will do there is to write 'Tough and Competent’ on your blackboards. It will never be erased. Each day when you enter the room these words will remind you of the price paid by Grissom, White, and Chaffee. These words are the price of admission to the ranks of Mission Control.” - The Kranz Dictum 

Gene Kranz served as Flight Director for a number of NASA milestones, including Apollo 11, the “successful failure” of Apollo 13, and the repair of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1994. Please be sure to checkout another great video from our friend Mike Dawson and his Assignment Universe project.

Watch “Gene Kranz - Mission Control: Tough & Competent” here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5536WCe_Z_w

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Education
  • San Jose State University
    Geology. Minor-Photography
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Originally from Southern California then moved to the Denver area in 1979. I still am a wuss when the temperature goes below about 25 degrees F.
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Enjoy photography, astronomy, classical music, the Colorado Plateau. Would like a Chromebook.....someday. That being said I bought the Samsung 550 #Chromebook just a few weeks ago. Nice!
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Worked at Xcel Energy and ACS for 23 years.. Now with Sprint-Wireline Business Tech Services Assurance
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  • Sprint
    Business Wireline Customer Service Rep., 2011 - present
  • Xcel Energy
    Cust. Service/Data Support Load Research, 1979 - 1997
  • Affiliated Computer Services
    Data support for Tricare-Program Integrity Branch, 1997 - 2003
  • Imdependent--Mission Foods
    Distributor/Vendor, 2005 - 2006
  • Convergys
    Call Center-customer service, 2010 - 2011
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Englewood, CO
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West Covina, CA
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That’s rich! Why so many wealthy Americans think they’re middle class
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You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment

Big Water - The Morning News
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The California Dream is made possible by old water and big water. Unfortunately, the former doesn’t care about us, and the latter’s running

A Single Drop of Seawater, Magnified 25 Times
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You know when you're horsing around at the beach and accidentally swallow a nasty gulp of salt water? Well I hate to break it to you but tha

Gamma Ray Burst(?) Detected in Andromeda Galaxy
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At 21:24:27 UT (4:24:27 PM EST), the Swift Gamma Ray Burst Telescope detected a sudden emission of gamma rays (REALLY high energy photons, y

The Z Fold of Ogden Canyon
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My original plan was to spend a few mid–May days at Antelope Island state park in the Great Salt Lake and hike Frary Peak, the highest peak

An Unthinkably Modern Miracle - The Morning News
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When it comes to elective surgery, you can plan for almost everything except the price.

Lick Observatory's astronomy research could end
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Due to the University of California's plans to cut funding, the 125-year-old Mount Hamilton observatory could be converted into a mere museu

Musical Advent Calendar
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San Jose State Spartans
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Welcome to the OFFICIAL Google+ page of San Jose State Athletics

The Scent of Bee Balm
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Oil painting of bee balm, echinacea, and black eyed susans painted by Carla Strozzieri

Philosophy isn't dead yet
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Raymond Tallis: Far from having replaced metaphysics, science is in a mess and needs help. Einstein saw it coming

Solitude
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Landscape painting depicting a solitary figure walking in a river valley towards a tree at sunset, paesaggio con albero e figura dipinto ad

Love the staff and the coffee is a nice change from Charbucks. Nice little patio on the North side, so not in the blazing sun. Hope Peet's Coffee doesn't screw it up.
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