This is, in my opinion, one of the best unofficial sites of Star Trek. It is a project that I have worked on diligently many, many nights, and I am always trying to create new sections for the site. This site has come a long, long, LONG way from the first version that I conjured up on a slow night in late May of '98, and it has escalated wildly from there. Now, if I could just write up a good database and some ASP....
My name is Benjamin Hunt and I'm the author of this, if I dare say so, beautiful little page. As an intro to myself: I listen to talk radio (WHO 1040, KFI 640, 99.7 WTN, et al) and alternative/rock/pop music (102.5 The Party, 107.5 The River). I like action/adventure and sci-fi movies, computer games, etc.... I divide my time between (in no discernable order) using and abusing my computer, flying towards my private pilot's license, talking on amateur radio (callsign: KG4ESJ), participating in my local Civil Air Patrol squadron, and being around friends. I also graduated High School on May 18th, 2001, so if anyone feels a need to donate to the college coffers, feel free to do so! I'll be attending the University of Tennessee at Martin this fall, aiming for a degree in Computer Science/Internet Technologies. See "Vital Stats" below for more info.
Civil Air Patrol
I am a member of the US Air Force's official civilian auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Civil Air Patrol has performed the missions originally set by Congress in 1946: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services (aerospace education, emergency services, cadet training, counter-drug efforts, and more). I am in my third year of CAP now, and I really enjoy it. I have a grade of Master Sergeant and am currently working as the Executive Officer and Communications Officer.
I live in a town in Tennessee (USA) named Hurricane Mills, located south of a city (read: larger town) in Humphreys County, Tennessee (USA) named Waverly. Humphreys County is small, with a population of around 16,500, and Waverly is the county seat, with 4,019 people (according to the 1990 census), which says just how small the surrounding towns are. It's a bit too small for my liking, but we have very good schools and almost nonexistent crime due to a fine local and county police force, so I guess it's really not all that bad. It also has a developing industrial sector, with well known companies located here, such as DuPont, AquaGlass, TVA, Scepter, and Foote Mineral.
One of the biggest things that has happened in this county was a train explosion in the winter of 1978. It was an event that rewrote the safety books. The train was comprised of tankers carrying propane, and that train derailed on a warped track. In the process of transferring the propane to another train, it's believed that someone with a welding torch set it off (no one knows for sure). The town was very lucky that only one car went off, but that one car was carrying enough that just the heat wave killed people 100 yards away. My father, who was standing on the porch of the business where he worked (which was quite a long ways away), still came away with his face very reddened. Luckily it was the first and only time anything of that magnitude has happened here.
We also have a lot of good and historic things that have happened here, and a few things that people might recognize. The famous country singer Loretta Lynn lives and owns a huge ranch here that holds several events a year, such as concerts and motocross races, and it brings in lots of tourists (up to ten thousand for the motocross championship last summer, and now a steady stream of them to her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum). We also have the Nolan House bed and breakfast inn, which is quite historic and popular. Capt. William Anderson, who commanded the first ship to go under the North Pole [a submarine named USS Nautilus (SSN-571)], lived in Humphreys County. The old west outlaw Jesse James lived here, and his children are buried here. Ralph Emery, who was a DJ for country music for many many years, was born here.