Friday, November 19, 2010

Who was R.E. Burger?

The other day I had an item about the future of the R.E. Burger power plant, owned by FirstEnergy. Someone wrote to ask who R.E. Burger was, as he could not find the answer on the Internet. So I wrote a message to FirstEnergy asking that question. Here, in case anyone was wondering the same thing, was the answer:

"Rudolph Eugene Burger was president of the Ohio Public Service Company from 1946 until the company merged with Ohio Edison in 1950.  Ohio Public Service constructed the first part of the Burger Plant in the late 1940s."

Swan geese

A few months ago, I was kind of concerned about the pair of swan geese that made their home at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntngton, W.Va. We hadn't seen them for a while. Either they were gone or we were never around when they were.

Lately when we've gone to the park's boat ramp, we've seen our two familiar swan geese and two others -- a white one and a larger one.

They're nice additions to the park.

Assuming they're all swan geese, that is. If I've misidentified them, let me know.