Daily Bread for 11.13.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Friday will bring partly cloudy, and windy, skies to Whitewater, with a high of forty-three. Sunrise is 6:45 and sunset 4:33, for 9h 48m 19s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 3.2% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law requiring racial segregation on buses:

Washington, Nov. 13th An Alabama law and a city ordinance requiring segregation of races on intrastate buses were declared invalid by the Supreme Court today.

The Court affirmed a ruling by a three-judge Federal court that held the challenged statutes “violate the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”

The Fourteenth Amendment provides that no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law nor deny to any citizen the equal protection of the laws.

In upholding the lower court’s judgment, the Supreme Court cited its 1954 decision outlawing racial discrimination in public parks and on public golf courses.

[Officials of several Southern states indicated they would continue to enforce bus segregation laws despite the court’s decision. Segregationist leaders were bitter in their denunciations of the court and its ruling.]

On this day in 1858, a famous brewery gets its start:

1858 – Heileman Brewery Founded

On this day, one of Wisconsin’s best-known breweries was established by John Gund and Gottlieb Heileman (1824-1878). By the time Gund retired in 1872, the firm’s annual beer production had increased from 500 barrels in 1860 to 3,000. By the turn of the century, as this postcard shows, it had become one of the city’s largest manufacturing concerns, and throughout the 20th century its storage tanks (painted to resemble a six-pack of beer) were a LaCrosse landmark. At its peak, Heileman’s annual sales of 7.5 million barrels brought in $900 million, making it a target for purchase by a series outside investors whose management eventually forced it into bankruptcy in 1991. The brewery officially closed in 1999, throwing more than 500 workers out of work. Today the former Heileman Brewery is home to City Brewing Co., which manufactures and packages beers, teas, soft drinks, energy drinks and other new age beverages. Its packaging capacity of over 50 million cases makes the LaCrosse firm one of the largest beverage producers in the country. [Sources: History of LaCrosse Co. (Chicago, 1881); City Brewing Co.; N. Y. Times, Nov. 2, 1993; Modern Brewery Age, March 4, 1996; Food & Drink Weekly, Aug. 16, 1999]

Here’s the final game in Puzzability‘s Chinese Takeout series:

This Week’s Game — November 9-13
Chinese Takeout
May we take your reorder? For each day this week, we started with a phrase, removed the seven letters in CHINESE, and rearranged the remaining letters to get a new word or phrase. Both pieces are described in each day’s clue, with the longer one first.
Example:
Google or Bing, for example; wrath
Answer:
Search engine; anger
What to Submit:
Submit both pieces, with the longer one first (as “Search engine; anger” in the example), for your answer.
Friday, November 13
Antiterrorism cabinet department; honorable feeling of obligation

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