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          La défense Lincoln par Michael Connelly      Cache   Translate Page      
La défense Lincoln par Michael Connelly
Je remercie Realita pour cette pioche d'Octobre, je l'avais acheté suite à ma 2nde découverte de Connelly qui a été un coup de cœur, « Le poète ». Je les ai d'ailleurs acheté sans réellement lire les résumés puisque j'avais déjà bien apprécié 2 de ses romans. En 3 romans, j'aurais ainsi rencontré le...
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The efforts of all those working to restore this valuable asset and resource are very much appreciated. An asset by the very nature of preserving and assisting nature in our region. A resource for the generation and production of valuable life memories.
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Kisah Para Rasul 9:39
"...sambil menangis mereka menunjukkan kepadanya semua baju dan pakaian, yang dibuat Dorkas waktu ia masih hidup"



Sadarkah kita jika ternyata ada hubungan antara kualitas kerja dan kehidupan spiritualitas kita?



"Aku melakukan yang terbaik dari yang aku tahu, terbaik dari yang aku bisa, dan aku tetap akan melakukannya sampai akhir. Jika akhirnya ternyata aku benar, apa pun yang dikatakan lawan tentang aku tidak akan berarti apa-apa. Jika akhirnya ternyata aku salah, meskipun sepuluh malaikat bersumpah mengatakan aku benar pun tidak ada artinya," ucap Abraham Lincoln.

Kualitas kerja kita mencerminkan kualitas hidup spiritualitas kita. Artinya, pekerjaan yang kacau tidak mempermuliakan Allah. Kredibilitas kita sebagai orang Kristen ditunjukkan oleh bagaimana kita bertingkah laku dalam pekerjaan dan dalam keseharian kita.



Sebagai orang Kristen, kita tidak dipanggil untuk sekadar menjadi lebih baik dari orang lain, tetapi memberikan yang terbaik bagi Allah. Itulah yang mendorong kita untuk bekerja giat dan berprestasi. Dengan demikian, ketika kita berprestasi atau sukses, kita tidak menjadi sombong. Kita lebih menghayatinya semata-mata sebagai karunia Allah. Sebaliknya, jika kita tidak menonjol di tempat kerja, kita tetap dapat bersyukur karena telah memberikan yang terbaik.



Marilah kita menunjukkan kualitas kita yang terbaik agar nama Allah semakin dipermuliakan!

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Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are people moves tied

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This guy is the scum of the earth
He IS the next school shooter
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Anthony Salk,owner of establishment,is an extremely disturbed little man. His entire life revolves around hurting people on Craigs List. At any time,you'll find hundreds of posts about niggers and spics and dirty jews.

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          David Horowitz Exposes the Left's Dark Agenda      Cache   Translate Page      

This article was originally posted at American Thinker

To order David Horowitz's new book, "Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America," CLICK HERE.

David Horowitz has always been a writer whose work I've appreciated since his compelling political biography, Radical Son, which related the author's break from his communist upbringing after Black Panther associates murdered his bookkeeper friend Betty Van Patter.  But brevity and crisp linkage of multiple intellectual threads were never characteristic of Horowitz's brilliant, often voluminous, exposés of leftist thought and practice.  By contrast, Dark Agenda is a concise, chilling book brimming with evidence that links numerous cultural depredations to one overriding theme:  The left's attack on Christian America's founding in the name of "cultural Marxism." 

"Christian America" is the novel component in Horowitz's analysis, a term that acknowledges the historical fact that America, at its founding, was 98 percent Protestant.  Protestantism, in turn, was intimately linked to the doctrine of "the priesthood of all believers" and to the more broadly Christian idea that all people are created by God.  In view of these beliefs and the fact that Protestant groups were living side by side, it followed that in America there would be no institutional or governmental mediator between the individual and God.  It also meant that each individual's rights were endowed solely by their Creator and that freedom of conscience and speech would be hallmarks of the new republic. 

"Cultural Marxism," by contrast, represents the application of its "oppressor versus oppressed" vision of society to various victim groups:  blacks, "people of color," women, native Americans, homosexuals, transsexuals, and any other group claiming victimhood.  For Marxists what stands between these oppressed groups and a world in which "social justice" and equality is fully realized are the oppressors, those who supposedly establish the laws and mores that keep them in power.  Thus, failure or success isn't the result of individual choices but the inevitable outcome of a system designed to unfairly help one group (white, Christian, males) and harm the others.  Accordingly, what matters politically is destroying the patriarchal Christian system itself with its emphasis on individual moral and economic choices and replacing it with a group-focused system that, in my own words, oppresses the oppressors.  Put quite simply, "Christian doctrines were foundational to the American Republic, which the left despises."

After reading the last two paragraphs, one might think Dark Agenda is highly philosophical and abstract.  This impression couldn't be further from the truth, as these core ideas are given clear expression and development via an array of examples, many of which are doubtless unknown to even the most politically-astute readers.  Who knew, for example, that the $621 million U.S. Capitol Visitor Center that opened in 2008 "is less a monument to the nation's founding and institutions than it is to the antireligious left's vision for America.  When it opened, all references to God and faith had been carefully, deliberately edited out of its photos and historical displays."  For example, the national motto was said to be "E Pluribus Unum" when, in fact, it is "In God We Trust."  Among other historical travesties, a large "image of the Constitution was photoshopped to remove the worlds 'in the Year of our Lord' above the signatures of the signers." Similarly, the "table on which President Lincoln placed his Bible during his second inauguration is on display — just the table, not the Bible."

These examples are picayune compared to the spiteful governmental coercion that's been employed to force The Little Sisters of the Poor, among others, to violate their consciences thanks to Obamacare abortion provisions.  The Supreme Court has been the giant secular lever employed by leftists to fundamentally transform "Christian America" into a state hostile even to a school-girl who joined hands with classmates to give thanks for her food. These politically-motivated  "lawyers," as Horowitz contemptuously labels the high court, began their anti-Christian, anti-Constitutional mission with the expulsion of prayer from public schools in 1962 (Engel v. Vitale).  That assault on the free exercise of religion now extends beyond commencement ceremonies and football fields to a bakery that was  embroiled in legal battles for years for refusing to provide a celebratory cake for a gay ceremony billed as a wedding — a "crime" made possible by Court rulings against the Defense of Marriage Act and in favor of redefining marriage.  

The case of Roe v. Wade (1972), which awakened religious conservatives to the fundamental attack on Christian America, is cogently dissected in Dark Agenda, both from a constitutional perspective as well as through the eyes of Norma McCorvey, the anonymous "Jane Roe" who was intentionally deceived and reduced to a legal prop to secure the Supreme Court's "right to privacy" abortion ruling.  (As Horowitz notes, in Marxist thought it's the grand arc of history and oppressed groups that matter, not mere individuals.)  That ruling officially brought about the cultural civil war that for the anti-Christian left involves not simply a virulent hatred of President Trump but also hatred directed toward his supporters who are regularly vilified as Nazis, sexists, racists, homophobes, and "deplorables" who are rightly denied freedom of speech and conscience.  Trump's Oval Office predecessor did his best to stoke these emotions as Horowitz's litany of anti-Christian comments and actions by President Obama illustrate — from avoiding religious references during a traditional Thanksgiving ceremony to pursuit of a foreign policy that led to the annihilation of the ancient Christian community in Syria.

Among the sidebars accompanying Horowitz's central narrative are insights into the abusive and mendacious character of atheist Madelyn Murray.  For example, in 1960 Murray "set out with her two sons . . . intending to renounce her American citizenship and defect to the Soviet Union." Her repeated attempts at emigration were rebuffed by the Soviets who were probably aware of her emotional instability and violent outbursts.  Murray's revolutionary predecessor, Margaret Sanger, was also a communist sympathizer and racist.  A 1930 article in The New Yorker about Ms. Sanger noted that her monthly newspaper, Woman Rebel, "mixed its birth-control propaganda with a good deal of red-flag-waving, and perorations of the 'Workers of the World, Arise!' variety." The author also observed that she "composed an editorial declaring: 'Even if dynamite were to serve no other purpose than to call forth the spirit of revolutionary solidarity and loyalty, it would prove its great value.'"  

Horowitz ends Dark Agenda with this chilling paragraph reminiscent of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "A nation divided by such fundamental ideas — individual freedom on one side and group identity on the other — cannot long endure, any more than could a nation that was half slave and half free.  The urgency that drew the religious right into politics fifty years ago is now an urgency of the nation itself."  Even individuals well aware of the cultural Civil War that now rages in America would do well do arm themselves with the insights in this book — insights that both explain the ideological roots of the conflict and document a host of grievous wounds that "Christian America" has already suffered.  Horowitz, an honest agnostic, is doing his best to prevent those wounds from becoming mortal.

Richard Kirk is a freelance writer living in Southern California whose book Moral Illiteracy: "Who's to Say?" is available on Kindle.

Photo from U.S. Capitol from Wikimedia Commons


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Infants exposed to antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) to accelerate lung maturation have a clinically significant reduction in birth size, according to a new of study of 278,508 births published this week in PLOS Medicine by Alina Rodriguez of the University of Lincoln and Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues.
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          Not REALLY about the 142nd...The Hon. Alexander H. Coffroth      Cache   Translate Page      
A few months back I went to see Steven Spielberg's film "Lincoln". I know I'm going to write some things that sound contrary to this, but I had a great time and really enjoyed the film. I loved the feel, the look, and the tone of it.


None of the historical inaccuracies throughout are particularly important to the central theme of the film. My biggest complaint about the movie is not important to that theme of determination and justice either. My complaint is simply that of a "homer" who doesn't want to see any of Somerset County, PA's native sons shown in an unflattering light.

The day after I watched the film, in a fit of righteous indignation, I wrote a short essay defending US Rep. Alexander H. Coffroth from what I considered to be an incorrect attack on his reputation. I clicked "save" and said, "There, I feel better now." Realizing that no one else would read it, I filed it and went on with my life. I found it today cleaning off my desktop, and decided that even though Alexander Coffroth was not a member of the 142nd PA Infantry, three companies in that regiment shared the same county home with him, and that I would post it here.

Thanks for reading!


Alexander Hamilton Coffroth (May 18, 1828 – September 2, 1906)

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site estimates that as of 2012, over 15,000 different books have been written about Abraham Lincoln. That is an average of almost 150 books a year written about our 16th President. Since his death in 1865, President Lincoln has been portrayed in book, film, and stage; by reenactor, and  as a wax figurine. Despite this market saturation, a book entitled “Team of Rivals” by renowned historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin has recently captured the minds and  imagination of America. Published in 2006, Steven Spielberg has recently brought the book to life in the movie “Lincoln”.
The book and movie both focus a lot of time and attention on the arduous task Lincoln had in creating the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. The world of 1865 was much more nuanced than many popular historians would like us to believe. Just because someone would fight for the preservation of their country did not always translate into that person being an abolitionist. This made the task at hand far more difficult than it would originally seem.
The journey to ratify the 13th Amendment would take the work of the President, his advisors, and both houses of Congress. It would take political gamesmanship as well as some soul-searching for politicians. “Lincoln” has its own take on this process, and one of the politicians the movie portrays that would be absolutely essential in making slavery illegal was Somerset, PA native Alexander Hamilton Coffroth.
Jeremiah S. Black
Alexander Coffroth was a Somerset Democrat who was born there in 1828. The son of John and Mary Coffroth, Alexander went to the Somerset public schools, as well as the Somerset Academy. After he was finished with school, Coffroth was the editor of the Somerset Visitor, the Democratic newspaper of the town, before turning his attention to law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851, having studied in the offices of another famous Somerset County native, Jeremiah S. Black. Black became the Attorney-General, and then Secretary of State, under President James Buchanan. 

Alexander lived and practiced law in Somerset, and in 1854 married Nora Kimmel, with whom he would have four children.
It was during the trying times of civil war that Coffroth decided to get into politics. He was a delegate to the famous 1860 Democratic National Convention in Charleston, SC that saw the Party split in two along slave and free state lines. The split caused both sides to nominate different Presidential candidates, which made it easier for Abraham Lincoln to be elected.
In 1862, Somerset County was part of Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, which also included Bedford, Franklin, Fulton, and Adams Counties. Coffroth squeaked out a victory by defeating incumbent Edward McPherson to become the youngest member of the House of Representatives. 

US Capitol Building under construction in 1861
President Lincoln began lobbying for a Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery during the first half of 1864. The Senate passed the bill, but it lost momentum in the House. Alexander Coffroth was one of the many Democrats opposed to this bill. In a speech to the House of Representatives on June 14, 1864, Coffroth stated:
“If slavery is to be abolished, allow it to be done according to the principles of common justice. Allow the people in each State the inalienable right through their legally constituted authorities to control their own domestic institutions in their own way.”
A few months later, President Lincoln was reelected and he again pushed ahead for a Constitutional amendment to abolish slavery. But it was also during this election cycle that Coffroth found his political life in limbo.
When the votes were tallied in October of 1864, Coffroth had beaten his opponent, William H. Koontz by a few votes. Koontz thought that it was a little too close and contested it. The race was in fact so close that Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin would not certify the results. Finally, in July 1866, Koontz won the recount and took his seat in Congress. 

[I recently ran across a blog called "Battlefield Back Stories" that digs in way deeper and does much more justice to the issue of Coffroth vs. Koontz than I did here. Please check those articles out HERE and HERE ]

This period of uncertainty was when Alexander Coffroth changed his mind on the question of amending the Constitution to outlaw slavery. During the January 31, 1865 debate on the subject, Coffroth told the House:
“Mr. Speaker, I desire above all things that the Democratic party be again placed in power. The condition of the country needs the wise counsel of the Democracy. The peace and prosperity of this once powerful and happy nation require it to be placed under Democratic rule. The history of the past demonstrates this. The question of slavery has been a fruitful theme for the opponents of the Democracy. It has breathed into existence fanaticism, and feeds it with such meat as to make it ponderous in growth. It must soon be strangled or the nation is lost. I propose to do this by removing from the political arena that which has given it life and strength.”
The movie Lincoln tells the story (incorrectly, I believe) that Alexander Coffroth was bullied into changing his position and that he felt compelled to change parties to save his political life, but there is absolutely no evidence that this ever happened. He was a Democrat before he took office. He was a Democrat in Congress. He was Democrat when he was finished in office.
It does seem, though, that he was prepared for his Democratic colleagues and his constituents to be unhappy with his decision.
“Many of the honorable gentlemen of this House with whom I am politically associated may condemn me for my action to-day. I assure them I do that only which my conscience sanctions and my sense of duty to my country demands…If by my actions to-day I dig my political grave, I will descend into it without a murmur, knowing that I am justified in my action by a conscientious belief I am doing what will ultimately prove to be a service to my country…”
Coffroth’s vote, along with the few other Democrats that crossed party lines, helped pass the 13th Amendment by a count of 119-56, a mere seven votes above the necessary two-thirds majority. His vote garnered the attention of many. After the assassination of President Lincoln in April 1865, Coffroth was chosen from among all the Pennsylvania Congressmen to be the President’s honorary pallbearer.
After his removal from office in 1866, Alexander Coffrorth moved back to Somerset and returned to practice law until he was again elected to Congress for one term in 1878, still as a Democrat.
His most famous post-political job was as defense for the Nicely Brothers in their 1889 murder trial. This trial gathered national attention and had such a monopoly on the local newspapers that the great Johnstown Flood of that same year played second fiddle to it. The Nicely brothers, David and Joseph, were later hanged in Somerset for the murder of Herman Umberger. Coffroth teamed up with his 1864 political rival, William H. Koontz for this high profile job.
At the time of his death at the Markleton Sanitarium on September 2, 1906, Alexander Coffroth was the last living pallbearer from Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. His is a uniquely American story. From his birth in the mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania, to studying law under the Attorney General, to amending the United States Constitution so that no one in America again suffered the indignity of slavery, Alexander Coffroth took advantage of his opportunities and lived life with a purpose greater than himself. But he always remembered his home.  His burial in Somerset’s Union Cemetery ended the story of one of the most interesting, important, and forgotten public servants in Somerset County’s rich history. 







 Works Cited:
Ancestry.com. The Indiana Democrat (Indiana, Pennsylvania) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.
Original data: The Indiana Democrat. Indiana, PA, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.
Biographical Review, Vol. XXXII, Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania. Boston, Biographical Review Publishing Company: 1899, pp. 17-21
Blackburn, E. Howard and Wefley, William H. History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 3. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company: 1906, pp. 1-7.
Coffroth, A.H. Speech of Hon. A.H. Coffroth, of Penna., Delivered in the House of Representatives, June 14, 1864. Digitized by Friends of The Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc.
Congressional Globe, 38th Congress, 2nd session (January 31, 1865), 524.
Doncaster, Jr, William Trall. Legends from the Frosty Sons of Thunder. White Stone, VA, Brandylane Publishers, Inc: 1999, pp. 63, 65-67.


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Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Once the 142nd left Camp Curtin in Pennsylvania, the regiment was immediately sent to Ft. Massachusetts, later named Ft. Stevens, just outside of Washington, D.C. This fort was one of many structures surrounding D.C., making it one of the most fortified cities on earth. By the end of the war, there were 68 forts, 93 gun batteries, 20 miles of rifle pits, and 32 miles of military roads around the Capital.

  The regiment was sent to this location, along what was then 7th Street Pike, to help secure the main artery into the city from the North. Their time here did not consist of much drilling. Mostly, they dug rifle pits and cleared trees.


Lt. Col. Alfred B. McCalmont
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In a letter to his brother John, dated Sept. 9, 1862, Lt. Col. Alfred McCalmont wrote, "Our men are all detailed to cut down the woods in front of the fort, and to work on the fortifications."





Capt. Albert Heffley
Photo Credit: Berlin, PA Historical Society





Capt. Albert Heffley of Co. F records the same in his diary: "After breakfast I detailed 50 men from the company to chop trees down about a mile from the Fort, so as to prevent the enemy from planting batteries. I had a great time with the boys. About one half worked exceedingly well, while the other half scarcely earned their salt."



It's difficult to imagine the need for cutting down trees around Fort Stevens if you see its 21st Century location. Due to years of urban sprawl, Ft. Stevens is now located in the middle of Washington, DC, completely encroached by development on all sides. In fact, the Civil War Trust, the nation's leader in battlefield preservation, named Fort Stevens as among the most endangered Civil War battlefields in 2010.

Photo Credit: Civil War Trust

After a few weeks in the Nation's Capital, the 142nd left Ft. Stevens and moved to Maryland to help with the sick and wounded from the battles of Antietam and South Mountain.

Two years later, Fort Stevens would gain fame as being the only location where a sitting President of the United States ever came under direct enemy fire. In July 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early moved northward through Virginia and Maryland, and on July 11 arrived near Silver Spring, MD, just outside of Washington. He sent out skirmishers to test the city's surrounding fortifications. On July 12, President and Mrs. Lincoln came to Fort Stevens to see the action for themselves. After Confederate snipers took a few shots in his direction, the President quickly left for a safer venue.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia



Works Cited:

United States Departmentt of the Interior brochure. http://www.civilwartraveler.com/maps/nps/CWDW-Interpretive-Brochure-2010.pdf

National Park Service Battle Summaries. http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/dc001.htm

Civil War Trust. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fort-stevens.html
          150th Anniversary of the 142nd PA Volunteer Infantry      Cache   Translate Page      
This week marks the sesquicentennial of the formation of 142nd PA Volunteers.

During the summer of 1862, Union victory in the War Between the States was anything but assured. In fact, until this point it was the Confederate forces who were racking up victory after victory on the battlefield. Federal losses during the Peninsular Campaign in Eastern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley in West-Central Virginia, and New Orleans and Shiloh in the Western Theater shed a dark shadow across the White House and the Governor's mansions of the Northern states during that spring and summer.

In response to the military losses suffered by the Federal Army, the Commander in Chief, Abraham Lincoln, made a call for 150,000 additional troops.


To the Governors of the several States:
The capture of New Orleans, Norfolk, and Corinth by the national forces has enabled the insurgents to concentrate a large force at and about Richmond, which place we must take with the least possible delay; in fact, there will soon be no formidable insurgent force except at Richmond. With so large an army there, the enemy can threaten us on the Potomac and elsewhere. Until we have reestablished the national authority, all these places must be held, and we must keep a respectable force in front of Washington. But this, from the diminished strength of our Army, by sickness and casualties, renders an addition to it necessary in order to close the struggle which has been prosecuted for the last three months with energy and success. Rather than hazard the misapprehension of our military condition and of groundless alarm by a call for troops by proclamation, I have deemed it best to address you in this form. To accomplish the object stated we require without delay 150,000 men, including those recently called for by the Secretary of War. Thus reenforced our gallant Army will be enabled to realize the hopes and expectations of the Government and the people.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

The 142nd PA was among the hundreds of new regiments that formed across the Union in the summer of 1862 at the urging of the President.

Pennsylvania's Governor, Andrew Curtin, was among the Union Governors who replied back to President Lincoln:

Andrew Gregg Curtin
(Photo: Camp Curtin Historical Society)


The PRESIDENT:
The undersigned, governors of States of the Union, impressed with the belief that the citizens of the States which they respectively represent are of one accord in the hearty desire that the recent successes of the Federal arms may be followed up by measures which must insure the speedy restoration of the Union, and believing that, in view of the present state of the important military movements now in progress and the reduced condition of our effective forces in the field, resulting from the usual and unavoidable casualties in the service, the time has arrived for prompt and vigorous measures to be adopted by the people in support of the great interests committed to your charge, respectfully request, if it meets with your entire approval, that you at once call upon the several States for such number of men as may be required to fill up all military organizations now in the field, and add to the armies heretofore organized such additional number of men as may, in your judgment, be necessary to garrison and hold all the numerous cities and military positions that have been captured by our armies, and to speedily crush the rebellion that still exists in several of the Southern States, thus practically restoring to the civilized world our great and good Government. All believe that the decisive moment is near at hand, and to that end the people of the United States are desirous to aid promptly in furnishing all reenforcements that you may deem needful to sustain our Government.

Andrew Gregg Curtin was the wartime Governor of Pennsylvania, serving as Republican from 1861-1867. The Bellefonte, PA native became an ally of President Linoln's in the war effort and was excellent at being able to secure funding and troops to protect his state from the Confederate troops sneaking back and forth across his southern border.
Statue of Gov. Curtin on one of the corners of the Pennsylvania State Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park
Photo Credit: http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/PA/PaMon.php

Curtin came from a political family and was a lawyer before entering the political arena himself. After the war, he became Minister to Russia, a Democratic US Congressman, and was a member of the Committee on Foriegn Affairs and the Committee on Banking and Currency.

After his time in Congress, Curtin resumed his law practiced until his death in 1894. He is buried in Union Cemetery in his hometown of Bellefonte.


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The men of the 142nd were mustered into service at Camp Curtin, an army camp near Harrisburg, PA. Camp Curtin was established soon after Ft. Sumter was fired upon, when men throughout Pennsylvania converged on the state capital to volunteer their services. At that time, Governor Curtin ordered his state militia commander to seize the grounds of the Dauphin County Agricultural Society. Although it was supposed to be named "Camp Union", when the Camp was opened on April 18, 1861, Maj. Joseph Knipe changed the name to honor the State's Governor. Over the course of the War, over 300,000 troops passed through Camp Curtin, making it the largest Federal camp.  

Even though the camp trained such large numbers of soldiers, at least two Somerset County men from Co. F were less than impressed with their short stay. 

In his Saturday, August 23, 1862 diary entry, 1st Sgt Jacob Zorn wrote that "Camp Curtin (on as windy as day as this) is one of the dirtiest and dustiest places Ive ever Been theres no end to dust" (sic)

The next day's entry is no better: "Gov. CURTIN passed through Camp today and plenty of women visiting. but most of them are in my opinion doubtful characters" (sic)

Capt. Albert Heffley only briefly mentions Camp Curtin in passing, after the regiment has already been moved to Washington, DC. "Camp Curtin is a very dirty place. The boys did not like it there a bit."

Though they might not have enjoyed their time at Camp Curtin, it was the launching pad for the 142nd PVI. It is where they came together, elected officers, and received their gear to get them through the next four years of bloody and dirty conflict. This would be the most peaceful time of their military service. In only a few shorts months, bullets and cannonballs would do what they do in all wars: steal young men from their friends and family far too early.


Works Cited:

Abraham Lincoln: "Executive Order - Call for Troops," June 30, 1862. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=69810.
 
Berlin Area (PA) Historical Society. Civil War Diaries of Capt. Albert Heffley and Lt. Cyrus P. Heffley. Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 2000.

Camp Curtin Historical Society and Civil War Roundtable. History of Camp Curtin.
http://www.campcurtin.org/id5.html

Croner, Barbara M. A Sergeant's Story - Civil War Diary of Jacob J. Zorn 1862-1865. Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999.

"Curtin, Andrew Gregg." Online by Tara L. Belcher and Lindley Homol, Pennsylvania Center for the Book. http://www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/bios/Curtin__Andrew_Gregg.html


          Pvt. George A. Will, Co. F      Cache   Translate Page      
George Alexander Will was born on Dec 9, 1842 in Somerset County, PA to Hiram and Keziah (Meese) Will. By age 16, he was working in his father's sawmill, but the summer of 1862 brought a call for more troops by President Lincoln. George and his brother Charles both joined Co. F 142nd PA Infantry.  
 
Pvt. Will was wounded in the ankle at the Battle of Fredericksburg on Dec 13, 1862 and was in the hospital for six months. After he was discharged from the hospital, he was transferred to Company D, 18th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps on August 15, 1863. He was then discharged by General Order on June 29, 1865
 
After the end of the war, the Will family moved to Dixon, Lee County, IL. George stayed there farming with his father and brother until 1871 when he moved to Saunders County, NE. According to Past and Present of Saunders County Nebraska, Vol II , "He homesteaded eighty acres, to which he subsequently added a similar tract by buying railroad land and for forty-six years he concentrated his energies upon the operation of his farm, being assisted by his sons when they became old enough. As the years passed his capital increased and in 1907, feeling that he had accumulated a competence, he retired from active life."  George was also an active member of the Bob McCook G.A.R. Post in Ashland, NE. 
 
Will was married on July 1, 1869 in El Paso, IL to Frances Kurr, a native of Dixon, IL. The couple had four children, three of whom lived to adulthood.
 
George A. Will passed away in 1921 and is was laid to rest beside his wife in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Lancaster County, NE.

A big THANK YOU to Heather Heikkila for a wealth of information on the Will family!

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Sus raíces se pierden en el origen de los tiempos, con leyendas de necrófagos y espectros devoradores de fuerza vital asolando Europa, y cuyos orígenes pueden rastrearse hasta las sirenas y lamias de la mitología clásica. La leyenda de los seres que dormían en ataúdes y se alimentaban de la energía de los vivos, con más o menos variantes, adquirió visos de auténtica histeria colectiva en algunas zonas de la Europa del este durante el siglo XVIII.

Pero no fue hasta finales de ese siglo, con la publicación de una serie de obras literarias con grandes rasgos en común, que no se dio forma a la figura del vampiro tal y como la conocemos hoy. El relato de 1819 'El vampiro' de John Polidori, 'Carmilla' de Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu en 1872, y la suma de ambos, 'Dracula' de Bram Stoker en 1897, configuraron al vampiro como una criatura maquiavélica y seductora, con elementos tanto de donjuán sobrenatural como de depredador de la noche.

Desde el 'Drácula' apócrifo del cine mudo 'Nosferatu' a las constantes reinvenciones del mito que continúan dejando secas nuestras pantallas, el vampiro nunca ha dejado de estar presente en el cine de terror. 'Drácula' es solo la punta del iceberg: vampiresas, chupasangres y príncipes de la oscuridad de todo tipo han poblado el cine durante más de un siglo. Para recordarlas hemos seleccionado las 31 películas de vampiros más notorias, para que mañana despiertes con dos pequeños orificios en el cuello.

Nosferatu (1922)

Dirección: F.W. Murnau

Reparto: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröeder, GH Schnell, Ruth Landshoff

La primera película de vampiros vino también acompañada de polémica: era una adaptación no oficial de 'Drácula' de Bram Stoker. De hecho, para evitar problemas legales, palabras como "vampiro" habían desaparecido (sustituida por el magnífico término genérico "nosferatu"), y los nombres de los personajes cambiaron, pasando Drácula a llamarse Conde Orlock. Por supuesto, a la viuda de Stoker no le gustó un pelo, y emprendió una cruzada personal para eliminar todos los negativos de la faz de la Tierra, algo que no consiguió por los pelos gracias a los coleccionistas privados de celuloide.

En cualquier caso, la película es una obra maestra total del primer cine de terror, y una cima del expresionismo alemán junto a clásicos como 'El gabinete del Doctor Caligari' o 'El Golem'. Rebosante de lecturas esotéricas (Murnau y su productor eran estudiosos del ocultismo) y de imágenes tétricamente inmortales, es recordada sobre todo por la encarnación de Max Schreck como Orlock, un actor semidesconocido del que durante un tiempo se dudó de su existencia real, lo que inspiró el argumento de la magnífica 'La sombra del vampiro'.

Crítica en Espinof: Nosferatu

Drácula (1931)

Dirección: Tod Browning

Reparto: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Frances Dade, Joan Standing

Basada más en la popularísima obra de teatro inspirada en la novela de Stoker que en el propio libro, es una de las películas de vampiros más populares de la historia, pese a no ser una de las mejores, ni siquiera dentro del cine de de Tod Browning. Lo que sí resulta indiscutible es el extraño carisma de Bela Lugosi como vampiro seductor e hipnótico, dejando atrás el monstruoso aspecto del conde Orlock. La película le convirtió en una estrella casi por casualidad (el Drácula previsto inicialmente era Lon Chaney, que murió antes de comenzar el rodaje) y marcó irremisiblemente su carrera.

Sin embargo, 'Drácula' está muy afectada por sus orígenes teatrales y paradójicamente, discurre de forma más agarrotada que 'Nosferatu', con pocos escenarios y personajes esquemáticos que suman en uno solo varios de la fuente original. La versión con actores españoles dirigida por George Melford con Carlos Villarías haciendo de Drácula es muy superior, aunque la de Browning posee momentos maravillosamente icónicos, como la presencia de las tres novias o frases ya históricas como "Yo nunca bebo... vino".

Crítica en Espinof: Drácula

Drácula (Horror of Dracula, 1958)

Dirección: Terence Fisher

Reparto: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Valerie Gaunt, Carol Marsh, Olga Dickie

Pese a que en su día llegó a considerarse una afrenta a la fuente literaria original por sus elevadísimas dosis de violencia y erotismo, nunca antes vistas en pantalla, lo cierto es que el primer Drácula de la Hammer, a diferencia de la también extraordinaria 'La maldición de Frankenstein' de 1957, que se distancia notoriamente de la novela de Mary Shelley, es la encarnación del vampiro de Stoker más fidedigna hasta ese momento. Sobre todo, gracias a la imponente presencia de Chritopher Lee, a la vez un monstruo seductor y un magnético gentleman.

Espléndidamente dirigida por Terence Fisher, con una puesta en escena que hacía que cada rincón del escenario, cada objeto y cada gesto rezumara extrañeza y horror puro, 'Drácula' reconvirtió de nuevo a los vampiros en monstruos, dejando atrás la galantería entre ataúdes. La Hammer rubricaría ocho secuelas directas de Drácula, algunas tan recomendabilísimas como esta primera entrega. Entre ellas cabe destacar 'Las novias de Drácula', 'Drácula, Príncipe de las Tinieblas', 'Los ritos satánicos de Drácula' o la sorprendentemente jugosa 'Drácula 73'

Crítica en Espinof: Drácula

Las novias de Drácula (The Brides of Dracula, 1960)

Dirección: Terence Fisher

Reparto: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Monlaur, David Peel, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson, Miles Malleson, Andree Melly

Aunque todos recordemos a Christopher Lee como, posiblemente, el mejor Drácula de todos los tiempos, conviene tener claro que la Hammer le hincó el diente al terror vampírico con muchas otras películas del subgénero. Algunas de ellas tan interesantes como las protagonizadas por Lee, como ésta, dirigida también por Terence Fisher, de nuevo con Peter Cushing como Van Helsing, pero con un nuevo catador de sangre (generado, eso sí, por el propio Drácula en persona): el barón Meinster.

La película rebosa momentos impagables, desde la merecidamente mítica secuencia del molino formando una cruz con las aspas a todos los diálogos de la madre del barón, pasando por la fetida resurrección -impresionante para una película de 1960- de una de las novias. Los interesados en la mitología vampírica de la Hammer más allá del Drácula de Lee harán bien en sumergirse en todas las inspiradas por la 'Carmilla' de Le Fanu (menos sofisticadas visualmente que esta, pero muy jugosas, como 'La condesa Drácula' o 'Drácula y las mellizas') o la chifladura total de la Hammer tardía, como 'Capitán Kronos, cazador de vampiros' o 'Kung Fu contra los Siete vampiros de oro'

El último hombre sobre la Tierra (The Last Man on Earth, 1964)

Dirección: Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona

Reparto: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Christi Courtland

Aunque la novela original de Richard Matheson (aquí coadaptándola en el guión) es una de las grandes inspiraciones de 'La noche de los muertos vivientes' de George A. Romero, es sencillo identificar a las criaturas post-apocalípticas que han dejado el planeta hecho un solar con vampiros: descansan durante el día, horas que nuestro protagonista aprovecha para masacrarlos -una idea que después saquearía 'Vampiros de John Carpenter'-. El resto del tiempo, un Vincent Price de perfecta pose melancólica, se lamenta sobre su solitaria situación.

La película sería reformulada en una producción más ambiciosa y taquillera protagonizada por Will Smith en 2007, y que acentuaría el componente vampírico y monstruoso de los seres que deambulan por el planeta. Pero carece de la atmósfera oscura y minimalista que han acabado convirtiendo a esta película coproducida con Italia (ese enrarecido aire europeo le da buena parte de su encanto) en una extraña rareza del cine de vampiros.

El baile de los vampiros (The Fearless Vampire Killers, 1967)

Dirección: Roman Polanski

Reparto: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass, Ferdy Mayne, Jessie Robins, Iain Quarrier

Una singularísima comedia slapstick de ambiente vampírico, tan tontorrona como tronchante, que funciona y es recordada porque se toma muy en serio su parte terrorífica. Ésta, claramente inspirada en las entonces boyantes producciones de la Hammer, aún en su fase más clásica. Prácticamente muda, es también recordada por presentar uno de los escasos papeles coprotagonistas de Sharon Tate antes de ser asesinada por el clan Manson.

La película deja claro en todo momento que Polanski es un auténtico devoto del cine de terror y sus tropos, con su versión tronada de la primera y magistral mitad de la novela de 'Drácula' y la visita de Jonathan Harker al castillo del vampiro. Lo que también deja claro, y es una pena que Polanski no lo cultivara más a menudo, es que el humor blanco y visual (a años luz de la retorcida paranoia bufa de 'El quimérico inquilino') también se le daba francamente bien.

Crítica en Espinof: El baile de los vampiros

Las vampiras (Vampyros Lesbos, 1971)

Dirección: Jess Franco

Reparto: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Victor Feldman, Ewa Stroemberg, Paul Muller, Jesús Franco, Heidrun Kussin

El inclasificable Jesús Franco volvió al mito vampírico una y otra vez a lo largo de su carrera: de la rara rigidez de 'El conde Drácula' a la chifladura de tebeo de 'Drácula contra Frankenstein', pasando por este exploit erótico que toma por asalto la cinefilia galopante de su responsable para subvertir los códigos del vampirismo lésbico que habían puesto de moda las producciones tardías de la Hammer, aunque apretando las tuercas de la explicitud visual.

Franco se salta los tópicos del cine vampírico que no le interesan (la siempre memorable Soledad Miranda es una vampira que toma el sol), hace suyos otros (solo bebe sangre de mujeres) y dinamita el resto, como todo lo que concierne al cazador de vampiros. Aquí el castillo es un chalet y la banda sonora no tiene órganos de iglesia tenebrosos, sino que está construida con un cálido e hipnótico jazz. Como todo Franco, único y particular, y aún así, una de las películas de eurohorror vampírico más notorias.

El rojo en los labios (Les lèvres rouges, 1971)

Dirección: Harry Kümel

Reparto: John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau, Paul Esser, Georges Janin, Joris Collet, Fons Rademakers

Una de las películas más singulares de toda la era del eurohorror de los setenta, en el momento álgido de la exitosa fórmula de la Hammer de saquear 'Carmilla' para adaptar el mito vampírico a los nuevos tiempos, así como en su replanteamiento por parte de productores españoles, franceses y alemanes a golpe de morbo, delirio onírico y erotismo desbocado. En este caso se recurre a la condesa Bathory y su sirvienta, alojadas en un hotel de Brujas a donde llega la pareja protagonista: él quiere presentar a su prometida a su madre.

Con los potenciómetros psicosexuales al once (o más), esta coproducción francobelga y alemana mezcla elementos de giallo y del cine de explotación de la época. Kümel (que pronto dirigiría su estupenda adaptación de 'Malpertius') configuró a su vampiresa (Delphine Seyrig) con elementos de actrices de cine clásico como Marlene Dietrich (y a la sirvienta como Louise Brooks). También le inyectó ciertos aires estéticos propios de los uniformes del nazismo, ya que con ese toque autoritario es como Kümel veía a los míticos chupadores de sangre.

Réquiem por un vampiro (Vierges et vampires, 1973)

Dirección: Jean Rollin

Reparto: Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent, Philippe Gasté, Dominique, Louise Dhour, Michel Delesalle

Rollin, capaz de desatar odios furibundos y devoción sin límite, conforma una pieza imprescindible del sinuoso e hipererótico euro-horror de los setenta. Sus historias, cortadas en su mayoría por el mismo patrón de ninfas bebedoras de sangre, más inspiradas en 'Carmilla' que en 'Drácula', son variaciones levísimas a una misma idea que flota en un mundo en el que todo es estética, tules, niebla y castillos en descampados.

Podría haber traído a esta lista las también fabulosas 'La muerta viviente', 'El castillo de las vampiras', 'La violación de la vampira', 'La vampiresa desnuda' o 'El amanecer de los vampiros', pero me quedo con esta pieza extrañísima, prácticamente muda, que se adelanta al mismísimo Tarantino con su historia de dos atracadoras accidentadas que acaban dando tumbos por un castillo misterioso. Influída más que otras de sus películas por la nouvelle vague y por el cómic erótico europeo, 'Requiem por un vampiro' es Rollin puro, y como tal, tan discutible como fascinante.

Sangre para Drácula (Dracula cerca sangue di vergine... e morì di sete!!!, 1974)

Dirección: Paul Morrissey

Reparto: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Arno Juerging, Maxime McKendry, Milena Vukotic, Dominique Darel, Stefania Casini

Un rarísimo experimento producido por Andy Warhol rebosante de comedia bufa, drama folletinesco, erotismo mediterráneo y terror ultrasangriento cuyo argumento parece salido de una película de Jaimito: Drácula (Udo Kier) necesita vírgenes para alimentarse, y viaja hasta Italia ya que, siendo éste un país tradicionalmente católico, allí habrá más doncellas puras. Por supuesto, aunque divisa a unas cuantas víctimas, ninguna es tan virtuosa como aparenta.

El resultado de esta locura es inusualmente amargo, mucho más que la otra producción Warhol con la que conformó un programa doble delirante, la salvaje y mucho más exploit 'Carne para Frankenstein'. Kier le otorga al conde una melancolía única, atormentado porque los nuevos tiempos y la existencia de galanes como el interpretado por Joe Dallessandro (decidido a acabar con el vampirismo saltando de cama en cama) van a acabar con su vida eterna. Un tema muy propio de los Dráculas modernos (la decadencia del galán depredador clásico, completamente fuera de su tiempo), aquí en una versión más carnal y excesiva que nunca.

Las hijas de Drácula (Vampyres, 1974)

Dirección: José Ramón Larraz

Reparto: Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Murray Brown, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, Michael Byrne, Karl Lanchbury

Aunque su erotismo tramontano la ha convertido en una pieza algo caduca (al contrario que la monumental 'Los ritos sexuales del diablo', también de Larraz, aún más marrana pero tremendamente perversa), 'Las hijas de Drácula' sigue siendo una pieza clave del cine vampírico europeo de los setenta. Producida en Inglaterra, el buen pulso de Larraz (que rubricaba estas cosas igual que slashers como 'Descanse en piezas' o 'Al filo del hacha', por no hablar de cosas tan de su momento como 'Violación... ¿y?' o 'Polvos mágicos') y su valentía la hora de enhebrar una atmósfera casi de película de casas encantadas le dan un valor único.

En este caso, el argumento es más tradicional que el de otras películas de la época como 'El rojo en los labios': dos vampiresas provocan accidentes cerca de la mansión en donde viven y mantienen grogui a una de sus víctimas para alimentarse de él. Pero los excesos sanguinolentos, brutales incluso para la época, la puesta en escena histérica y los amasijos de gente en pelotas que corretea por delante de la cámara la hacen destacar sobre otras de la época. Objeto de un reciente, mucho más pulcro y decididamente inferior remake en 2015. Con Fele Martínez.

Martin (1978)

Dirección: George A. Romero

Reparto: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau, Sara Venable, Francine Middleton, Roger Caine

Una singularísima exploración de la naturaleza de lo monstruoso a manos de un George A. Romero aún ajeno al bombazo internacional que supondría su 'Zombi' ese mismo año. Aquí cuenta la historia de un joven que cree ser un vampiro y se comporta como tal, aunque ni tiene colmillos afilados ni se desintegra con la luz del sol. Pero aún así quiere alimentarse de sangre y está dispuesto a efectuar todos los cortes en cuellos ajenos que sea necesario para conseguirlo.

Este argumento podría pertenecer perfectamente a una comedia negra paródica (como lo sería en parte la posterior 'Besos de vampiro'), pero Romero lo usa para sumergirse en un ambiente opresivo, tan perturbador como la mente de su protagonista. El director consigue inyectar una atmósfera de genuino cine vampírico en una historia que repite constantemente al espectador que no lo es, conduciendo al desconcierto y a una sensación de paranoia constante. Una obra maestra del primer Romero que solo recientemente ha empezando a ganarse una justa consideración de culto.

Nosferatu, vampiro de la noche (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht, 1979)

Dirección: Werner Herzog

Reparto: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Jacques Dufilho, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast, Dan van Husen

El remake de la mítica película muda de Murnau consigue no solo mantener bien el tipo como réplica, sino reformular su logro más complicado: esa indescriptible atmósfera alucinada, como de pesadilla. Herzog llega a ella gracias a las hipnóticas interpretaciones de su trío protagonista: Kinski, por supuesto, con su físico alucinante y su comportamiento enajenado; pero también una Isabelle Adjani que parece con un constante pie en el otro barrio y Bruno Ganz como uno de los Jonathan Harker más frágiles y aterradores de la historia.

Herzog sabe extraer de la novela de Stoker y la película de Murnau los elementos que convierten esta película en una observación sobre las terribles implicaciones de la muerte: el dolor, el olvido y la soledad. Por eso recupera una de las ideas más sugestivas y menos tratadas de adaptaciones previas (ni Universal ni Hammer le prestaron atención, por ejemplo): el vampiro como una plaga infecciosa milenaria que va dejando un reguero de cadáveres apestados allá por donde pasa.

El misterio de Salem's Lot (1979)

Dirección: Tobe Hooper

Reparto: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Reggie Nalder, Ed Flanders, Elisha Cook Jr.

De acuerdo, es una miniserie para televisión pero la insertamos aquí por haber recibido edición en formato largometraje (en España, bajo el ridículo titulo de 'Phantasma II') y por su extraordinaria calidad pese a las limitaciones catódicas. Adapta una de las mejores novelas de Stephen King y marcó a incontables niños de los ochenta en su pase por Televisión Española, hasta tal punto que para una generación, la imagen del niño vampiro arañando la ventana de su hermano es de las que traumatizan una infancia.

Su mezcla de transformación de los vampiros clásicos (tirando, curiosamente, de la iconografía del más clásico de todos, Nosferatu) con el respeto a la mitología del género (se siguen todas las reglas: la invitación a casa, la estaca, los cazadores, los ataúdes...) da como fruto una película inquietante y de atmósfera espesa, que entiende las grandes virtudes de la novela de King y sabe traducirlas a imágenes. Un clásico menor, pero revisable una y otra vez. Mucho ojo con 'Salem's Lot II', la extrañísima y también muy opresiva secuela, dirigida por Larry Cohen y con Sam Fuller como implacable cazador de vampiros.

Drácula (1979)

Dirección: John Badham

Reparto: Frank Langella, Kate Nelligan, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Trevor Eve, Jan Francis

Junto a la estupenda TV-movie dirigida por Dan Curtis, escrita por Richard Matheson y protagonizada por Jack Palance de 1973, esta es la película que configuró al Drácula moderno inyectándole grandes dosis de romanticismo fatalista. En ambas producciones, Drácula se encapricha de una humana (algo nunca del todo bien explicado en la novela) porque es una reencarnación de su amada de tiempos remotos. La versión de Palance (que, por cierto, inspiró físicamente al mítico vampiro de los cómics de Marvel 'La tumba de Dracula), además, incluyó el elemento de Vlad el Empalador por primera vez.

La versión de John Badham de 1979, en cualquier caso, es mucho más ostentosa, con un enfrentamiento que es pura intensidad y miradas que detienen el tráfico entre Frank Langella y Laurence Olivier. Quizás la película, la más romántica de todas las adaptaciones de Drácula, renquea algo porque a Langella le falta visceralidad, pero lo cierto es que adapta por primera vez pasajes de la novela que hasta el momento permanecían inéditos. Lo peor: su existencia frustró una proyectada adaptación de Ken Russell que, desde luego, habría sido para verla.

Crítica en Espinof: Drácula

El ansia (1983)

Dirección: Tony Scott

Reparto: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Willem Dafoe, Beth Ehlers, Dan Hedaya

La primera gran película de vampiros de los ochenta es un giro radical y punk de la aún reciente Drácula de Badham: a ritmo de Bauhaus y su significativa declaración de intenciones 'Bela Lugosi's dead', describe un hiperestético, sensorial y videoclipero triángulo amoroso entre (poca broma) Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie y Susan Sarandon, en el que fue el debut de Tony Scott -para muchos insuperado-.

Recuperando las connotaciones lésbicas del vampirismo a lo Hammer (que se asienta de la misma esencia del género: la 'Carmilla' de Le Fanu que inspiró el 'Drácula' de Stoker) y planteando a los vampiros no como seres tragicos y atormentados sino como adictos a una droga que ni les mata del todo ni les deja morir, 'El ansia' se revela como una de las películas de chupasangres más influyentes de las últimas décadas. Son incontables las películas que han bebido de ella en lo temático o estético.

Crítica en Espinof: 'El ansia'

Noche de miedo (1985)

Dirección: Tom Holland

Reparto: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark

Una de esas mezclas mágicas de comedia y terror que conseguían funcionar perfectamente en los ochenta en ambos campos sin necesidad de caer en la parodia o en el desequilibrio de tono. En este caso lo consigue gracias a un catálogo de personajes entrañables que protagonizan la historia de un chaval que descubre que su vecino es un vampiro que además quiere seducir a su madre. Todo ello gracias a la excelente capacidad de Tom Holland ('Muñeco diabólico', 'Maleficio') para tomarse en serio los planteamientos más desnortados.

Lo consigue además apoyado en un excelente reparto, donde destacan un seductor y grimoso Chris Sarandon como vecino vampiro y un entrañable Roddy McDowall como falso cazavampiros, que usa toda la sabiduría de la cultura pop para acabar con la amenaza. Disfrutó de un estupendo remake en 2011 a la altura de su modelo, con estupendos efectos y ambientación, y Colin Farrell y David Tennant dando perfectamente la réplica a sus precedentes de los ochenta.

Jóvenes ocultos (The Lost Boys, 1987)

Dirección: Joel Schumacher

Reparto: Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest

Programa doble perfecto con 'Noche de miedo', ya que tiene una buena cantidad de elementos en común: mezcla de horror vampírico y comedia teen, ambiente contemporáneo y algún detalle de guión muy peculiar, como el empleo de la cultura pop como fuente de sabiduría cazavampiros (aquí personificada en un par de devotos de los tebeos de miedo, Corey Feldman y Corey Haim). Pero además, 'Jóvenes ocultos', como no podía ser de otro modo estando dirigida por Joel Schumacher, lleva al límite el homoerotismo y el delirio estético.

De ahí la idea de convertir a los vampiros en moteros (grandioso Kiefer Sutherland como chupasangres que, además, no teme cargar las tintas en lo monstruoso), con toda la estética de cuero y pandillas correspondiente y que, de algún modo, entabla un curioso diálogo posmoderno con la idea del galán a lo Bertín Osborne de 'Noche de miedo'. Fabulosos momentos de impacto y un malvado subtexto anti-establishment adulto por la vía de las citas a 'Peter Pan', para uno de los clásicos impepinables del género en los ochenta.

Los viajeros de la noche (Near Dark, 1987)

Dirección: Kathryn Bigelow

Reparto: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Joshua Miller

Una de las mejores películas de vampiros de los ochenta, coincidente en el tiempo y en algunas de sus propuestas con 'Jóvenes ocultos', pero llevándola un paso más allá. La estética de motero salvaje, al margen de la ley, que proponía la película de Schumacher, encuentra en este trallazo de la gran Kathryn Bigelow (y el no menos grande Eric Red coescribiendo el guión) su auténtica naturaleza: como road movie desértica. Cómo compagina Bigelow la fobia al sol de los vampiros con la luz abrasadora de los áridos parajes del sur de Estados Unidos es una de las muchas soluciones ingeniosas de una película que reformula sin miedo la mitología vampírica.

Con interpretaciones espectaculares de Bill Paxton y Lance Henriksen, la película también sirve para desactivar la idea del vampiro como galán que navega en un océano de tiempo y que casi una década antes había propuesto el 'Drácula' de Badham. Aqui hay romance, pero en clave juvenil y pandillera, y cuya gasolina no es una idea romántica y anticuada del amor, sino el sexo, las drogas y el rock. Un western con colmillos que encontaría su réplica una década después con 'Vampiros de John Carpenter'.

Crítica en Espinof: Los viajeros de la noche

Besos de vampiro (Vampire's Kiss, 1989)

Dirección: Robert Bierman

Reparto: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons, Bob Lujan, Jessica Lundy

Una película que se ha ganado su fama de culto por acoger en su seno una de las interpretaciones más enloquecidas de Nicolas Cage. Que ya es decir, pero es que lo de 'Besos de vampiro' es especial: Cage da vida a un agente literario que, tras un encuentro íntimo con una atractiva joven, cree haber sido convertido en un vampiro. Comienza a experimentar fobia a la luz solar y las cruces, se alimenta de cucarachas y se tiene que comprar unos colmillos de plástico porque no hay forma de que le crezcan los auténticos.

Aunque menos opresiva, 'Besos de vampiro' tiene elementos en común con la comentada 'Martin' de George A. Romero: un joven cree que se ha convertido en vampiro y las percepciones del espectador quedan mediatizadas por este estado ilusorio (o no). También con elementos en común con '¿Jo, qué noche!' con la que comparte guionista y que también presenta un descenso dantesco a los infiernos urbanitas, ''Besos de vampiro' tiene mas malicia e inteligencia de lo que parece. Histeria cageniana aparte, es una interesante reflexión sobre la locura y la percepción, usando el mito vampírico como perchero.

Drácula de Bram Stoker (1992)

Dirección: Francis Ford Coppola

Reparto: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Sadie Frost

No tan innovadora en lo temático como se dijo en su momento (casi todas sus propuestas de fidelidad a la obra original de Bram Stoker están ya en la adaptación de Badham), pero absolutamente cautivadora en lo visual. Un aspecto en el que no ha hecho sino crecer con el paso del tiempo, debido a que llegó en el momento en el que el género fantástico empezaba a ser devorado por el abuso de los efectos digitales (solo un año después llegaría 'Parque Jurásico').

Dejando de lado su romanticismo por momentos algo casposo, la obra de Coppola destaca por su imaginativo empleo de los trucajes físicos y tangibles para crear pesadillas (de juegos con perspectivas a sombras chinescas, pasando por fabulosos maquillajes o trampantojos delirantes). Y también por su variopinto reparto, que va de lo estupendísimo (Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Tom Waits) a lo algo menos brillante (Anthony Hopkins), pero que en cualquier caso hacen interesantes aportaciones al canon vampírico.

Crítica en Espinof: Drácula de Bram Stoker

Entrevista con el vampiro (1994)

Dirección: Neil Jordan

Reparto: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, Stephen Rea, Indra Ove

En plena fiebre por el vampirismo decimonónico por culpa de Coppola, esta adaptación de una de las novelas más exitosas del género de todos los tiempos -aunque hoy haya quedado un poco desfasada- superó las negras expectativas que tenía en su contra. No solo eso, sino que en muchos sentidos superó al éxito de 'Drácula de Bram Stoker' gracias a la exquisitez de su puesta en escena y a hallazgos como la casi debutante Kirsten Dunst como Claudia, uno de los personajes vampíricos más sugestivos de los noventa.

Hoy resulta difícil entender hasta qué punto la película fue atrevida: Neil Jordan acababa de ganarse un merecido prestigio global con 'Juego de lágrimas' y ahora se volcaba en una de vampiros, Tom Cruise aún estaba considerado un ídolo teen, y Brad Pitt y Antonio Banderas no habían alcanzado su actual estrellato. Por suerte, la extraordinaria calidad de la película, apasionada, retorcida, violentísima y mórbida, se sobrepuso a los negros designios que la amenazaban.

Crítica en Espinof: Entrevista con el vampiro

Nadja (1995)

Dirección: Michael Almereyda

Reparto: Elina Löwensohn, Martin Donovan, Galaxy Craze, Peter Fonda, Jared Harris, Suzy Amis, Karl Geary

Mientras el cine mainstream reformulaba el mito vampírico con películas tan opuestas entre sí como 'Entrevista con el vampiro' o 'Abierto hasta el amanecer', el cine indie le inyectaba mensajes turbios y retranca posmoderna en películas de bajísimo presupuesto y textura blanquinegra como 'The addiction' de Abel Ferrara o esta 'Nadja'. La primera es casi un tratado filosófico sobre la fe y la culpa muy propio de Ferrara, pero camuflado de película de vampiros. La de Almereyda es un divertidísimo pastiche con colmillos y el beneplácito de David Lynch (cameo incluido).

El enfrentamiento en territorio urbano entre Van Helsing (un Peter Fonda delicioso) y Nadja, la hija del conde Voivoide Arminius Chousescu Dracula, con sus buenas raciones de erotismo lésbico y reformulación de los tópicos del género, tiene mucho de parodia. Pero cuando mejor funciona la película es al adoptar una rarísima solemnidad subrayada por su estética tenebrosa y la música de My Bloody Valentine o Portishead y que delata que Almereyda es tan devoto de Hal Hartley como de Udo Kier. Una rareza que el tiempo no ha hecho sino revalorizar.

Abierto hasta el amanecer (1996)

Dirección: Robert Rodríguez

Reparto: George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Fred Williamson, Cheech Marin

La revelación internacional de Robert Rodríguez llegó en un momento irrepetible: Tarantino aún estaba cimentando su popularidad, George Clooney solo era conocido por 'Urgencias' y en tiempos pre-Internet se obró el milagro de que muchos espectadores llegaron al cine pensando que iban a ver una de gángsters. Y en cierto sentido, es una de gánsters que se tuerce: con dos mitades perfectamente separadas, esta bronca fiesta vampírica funciona como thriller -Tarantino y Clooney secuestran a una familia con miembros como un Harvey Keitel tronchante y una Juliette Lewis desatada- y también como película de vampiros y acción, anticipándose levemente a 'Blade'.

Un reparto entonadísimo (a todos los anteriores se unen Salma Hayek y una deliciosa ralea de secundarios como Cheech Marin, el mago de los efectos Tom Savini y el dios de la blaxploitation Fred Williamson), sumado a una violencia de tebeo como nunca antes se había visto en pantalla, dan pie a una de las producciones vampíricas más frenéticas de todos los tiempos, una que convierte los excesos de los ochenta en antiguallas artríticas. Frenética y bienhumorada, consigue hasta resultar innovadora a golpe de detalles latinos inyectados en la mitología vampírica.

Crítica en Espinof: Abierto hasta el amanecer

Brácula: Condemor II (1997)

Dirección: Álvaro Sáenz de Heredia

Reparto: Chiquito de la Calzada, Bigote Arrocet, Nadiuska, Javivi, Carla Hidalgo, Héctor Cantolla, Rubén Gálvez, Aramis Ney

Desde luego, no es la más sofisticada de las películas vampíricas de esta lista (ni siquiera la más original: casi todos sus hallazgos están en 'El baile de los vampiros'), pero indiscutiblemente sí una de las más personales. La arrolladora personalidad de Chiquito de la Calzada se apropia del mito de Drácula hasta tal punto que solo cambiando una letra de su nombre, la B de Barbate, transforma una parodia del cine de terror de raíz hispánica en una farsa chiquitistaní que tiene el consabido efecto vírico-verbal en el espectador.

Es curioso cómo Drácula se convirtió en objeto paródico para el cine español de éxito, no solo -lógicamente- en los setenta, cuando el cine de terror "serio" triunfaba en España, sino años después con películas como ésta, 'Buenas noches, señor monstruo' o 'Aquí huele a muerto'. Lo que deja bien claro que junto al western mediterráneo (al que Chiquito ya le dio la suyo en la algo menos divertida 'Aquí llega Condemor, el pecador de la pradera'), el terror vampírico es un género tan español como las tonadillas pachangueras que aquí son parodiadas con letras chupasangres.

Crítica en Espinof: Brácula: Condemor II

Vampiros de John Carpenter (1998)

Dirección: John Carpenter

Reparto: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell, Tim Guinee

Pese a algún problema puntual (caída de ritmo en su tramo final, un Baldwin inapropiadísimo como coprotagonista...), la virulencia y descaro de esta apropiación de John Carpenter de los códigos vampíricos (una de las escasísimas veces que ha partido de monstruos clásicos para sostener una de sus películas) la convierten en una auténtica rareza. Bola extra por hacerlo, además, en una época tan relamida como fue la década de los noventa.

Aquí, James Woods y Daniel Baldwin comandan a un grupo de cazadores de vampiros a sueldo del Vaticano que no se andan con tonterías: lejos de la sutileza de Van Helsing, entran en las guaridas de vampiros y los sacan a estacazos y con la ayuda de cables de tracción a la luz del sol, como vemos en una impresionante escena inicial que ha pasado con todo derecho a lo mejor del subgénero vampírico moderno. Por desgracia, el resto de la película no mantiene ese soberbio nivel, pero aún así, este western con colmillos es una pieza digna de revisión.

Crítica en Espinof: Vampiros de John Carpenter

Blade (1998)

Dirección: Stephen Norrington

Reparto: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, Sanaa Lathan, Donal Logue, Traci Lords, Udo Kier

Una de las mejores adaptaciones de un cómic Marvel en una época en la que eso no quería decir absolutamente nada, y que mezcló acción y terror con una sencillez y contundencia que hizo que muchos se preguntaran cómo no se había hecho antes (sí se había hecho, y muy bien, en 'Kung Fu contra los siete vampiros de oro'). Reformulando el mito vampírico con más sutileza de lo que parece (el héroe es un vampiro renegado, las duchas de sangre, el vampirismo como plaga desde las clases dominantes), revitalizando la estética blaxploitation e incluso adelantándose un año a 'Matrix', el impacto de Blade -pese a no ser precisamente una película de prestigio- es indiscutible.

Unos años después llegaría la muy estimable 'Blade II', irregular pero, con todo, quizás la mejor de las películas "comerciales" de Guillermo del Toro, con criaturas y conceptos interesantísimos (como siempre en Del Toro, acerca de la monstruosidad y su esencia) pero horrendos efectos CGI, y abandonando los aires de artes marciales clásicas que hacían especial a la primera entrega. 'Blade III' rubricaría la decadencia de la saga con una entrega horrible, pero para qué lo vamos a negar, también bastante disfrutona.

Crítica en Espinof: Blade

Déjame entrar (Låt den rätte komma in, 2008)

Dirección: Tomas Alfredson

Reparto: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg

Una de las películas de vampiros más singulares de los últimos tiempos, pese a manejar bazas que ya conocemos: el ambiente gélido, presente en la estimable pero inferior '30 días de oscuridad', el foco en un par de niños y los estallidos de violencia casi insoportable. Tomas Alfredson consigue darle un brío especial a todos estos elementos ya sabidos gracias a su escalofriante, casi inerte sentido del ritmo, para contar la historia de un chaval acosado en la escuela que se hace amigo de una chica de tendencias nocturnas peculiares.

Lo que la hace especial es difícil de describir con palabras, y de hecho, el inevitable remake norteamericano un par de años después, aunque interesante, fue incapaz de retener su magia. Quizás la idea del idilio entre dos niños monstruosos, quizás cómo reformula la figura del vampiro como una sombra trágica y condenada sin caer en tópicos románticos. Quizás el insólito equilibrio entre ternura y retrato de la monstruosidad sin medias tintas. Sea como fuere, una película única.

Crítica en Espinof: Déjame entrar

Sólo los amantes sobreviven (Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013)

Dirección: Jim Jarmusch

Reparto: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Slimane Dazi, Jeffrey Wright

Una especie de heredera espiritual de 'El ansia' y 'The Addiction', con vampiros enfermizos, sufrientes debido a una vida eterna que implica sobre todo soledad y aburrimiento, y que recupera la estética decadente y postpunk de las criaturas de la noche de los ochenta. Tras un inicio de siglo lleno de brutalidad y contundencia debido al eco del éxito de 'Abierto hasta el amanecer' o 'Blade', Jim Jarmusch parece recordar que los vampiros son perfecto símbolo de la languidez romántica, y nos devuelve esa imagen del vampirismo con una película que parece aislada del tiempo en una burbuja.

Su reparto (Swinton, Hiddleston, Wasikowska, Hurt, Yelchin), increíblemente apropiado, es posiblemente el gran punto fuerte de esta película que difícilmente puede calificarse para todos los gustos, pero que sin duda cautivará a los post-post-post-góticos deseosos de ver a unos cuantos vampiros filosofar sin descanso sobre lo especiales que son y lo estupendamente mal que se encuentran. Entre mordisco y mordisco, claro.

Crítica en Espinof: Sólo los amantes sobreviven

Lo que hacemos en las sombras (What We Do in the Shadows, 2014)

Dirección: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

Reparto: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzales-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Ben Fransham

Aunque es abiertamente una comedia paródica, esta película de un Taika Waititi antes de su salto al mainstream vía Marvel demuestra más conocimiento de las tradiciones vampíricas que muchas películas más solemnes. Su idea de un grupo de vampiros que comparten piso ya es grandiosa, pero se ve reforzada porque cada uno de ellos obedece a un tópico de los bebedores de sangre: el nosferatu hierático, el caballero victoriano, el donjuán nocturno...

La película se ceba en su conflictiva relación con los hombres-lobo, que ya de partida fue ridiculizada en éxitos del humor involuntario como 'Underworld' o 'Crepúsculo'. Todo ello bañado en un tempo cómico personalísimo e infalible, más que puesto a prueba en el anterior proyecto de Waititi y Clement, 'Flight of the Conchords'. Quizás la mejor parodia del fenómeno vampírico, a la altura del baile de Polanski.

Crítica en Espinof: Lo que hacemos en las sombras

Una chica vuelve a casa sola de noche (What We Do in the Shadows, 2014)

Dirección: Ana Lily Amirpour

Reparto: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Dominic Rains, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Milad Eghbali

Con una estética particularísima, pero que a la vez bebe de decenas de fuentes (del spaguetti western a Nadja, pasando por el Lynch de 'Cabeza borradora' o el cine indie de los noventa), esta singular, inclasificable mezcla de película de pandilleros, reflexión sobre el vampirismo y pesadilla rodada con scope estilo western es el sorprendente debut de Ana Lily Amirpour. Cuenta la historia de una vampiresa juvenil que ronda las hiperestéticas calles, casi de tebeo, de una ciudad ficticia iraní.

El gran hallazgo de 'Una chica vuelve a casa sola de noche' es la estética de su vampírica protagonista: el chador como si fuera una capa y la tabla de skate que le permite desplazarse como si flotara son ingeniosas reformulaciones juveniles de los tópicos de los vampiros. Pero Ana Lily Amirpour esconde más sorpresas en la película, y desde la entrañable relación amorosa entre sus dos protagonistas a sus dejes tarantinescos, pasando por el curioso diálogo que establece con la reciente 'Déjame entrar', la convierten en una rarísima pieza del cine de género.

Crítica en Espinof: Una chica vuelve a casa sola de noche

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           Comment on Lincolnesque at Keegan Theatre. What if a speech writer had the gifts of Lincoln? by Coolessay       Cache   Translate Page      
Lincolnesque has a fast-paced breeziness that is entertainingly fresh. But the quick wit and full-tilt funniness belie the philosophical wisdom and paradoxical soberness that dig into the current morass of politics today as we slip and slide away from the moral high ground of Lincoln’s time. It makes you fear with trepidation where we might be headed if we continue to lose our moral footing.
          2018 Lincoln MKZ News, Design      Cache   Translate Page      

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ set to revolutionize the world auto market and will be one of the best offers in the range of mid-size luxury cars. The manufacturer is set to launch this exquisite modern sedan that comes with unique features after an undergoing a few modifications and enhancements to improve its performance. A couple of tweaks in the style and design will further be included just to make it more appealing. However, there won’t be as much change from the previous design as it will borrow some ideas from the Continental but it sure would be a charm for

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          2017 Lincoln MKT Review      Cache   Translate Page      

The Lincoln Company says that we can expect the newly 2017 Lincoln MKT probably this summer. This model already debuted, and what is certain is that we can anticipate the best MKT so far. It will come with a lot of redesigns in order to improve the appearance, and also in order to satisfy a lot of potential customers. As we know, the MKT model is a full-size SUV. Because of the bad sales in the past, the Company introduces a lot of new things in order to improve the total number of sales. We certainly think that they will

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          2017 Lincoln MKZ Engine, Cabin Features and Technology      Cache   Translate Page      

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ will be a refreshed model with some important updates in its outer surface, cabin area, and engine. MKZ made its debut in Lost Angeles Motor Show, and the production version of MKZ will adopt Lincoln’s fresh new design. This new design will make it slightly different from other models, but it won’t carry drastic makeover. This model will be the first model in Lincoln’s line-up to carry the automaker’s new design. Despite it is a redesigned model but it has borrowed many upgraded characteristic from the 2013 Lincoln concept version. Lincoln, which is a luxury division

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          2017 Lincoln MKC Review, Price      Cache   Translate Page      

The Lincoln is a luxury division of automobiles of the world-renowned Ford motors based in the USA. It is a subsidiary of Ford and was founded in the year 1922. Lincoln motors have been delivering world-class luxury vehicles and gained market confidence in all almost major sectors like a sedan, crossovers, sports utility vehicles as well as hatchbacks. With its superior cars, it has flooded the global market with all time favorite luxury cars and kept its customers always more than satisfied. The 2017 Lincoln MKC will continue the trend followed by this company updating all its vehicles in order

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          2018 Lincoln Navigator Redesign, Pictures      Cache   Translate Page      

If you thought that SUVs cannot be luxurious cars, then think again. This Lincoln Navigator concept of yours will simply run down the drain once you have taken a look at the brand new 2018 Lincoln Navigator pictures. Simply put, this car has to be a revolutionary find. Lincoln is well known for their luxury cars and limousines which are second to none when it comes to choose even for the United State President and have been living up to their reputation very successfully. No one ever thought in their wildest dreams that one day Lincoln would come out with something

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          2017 Lincoln Town Car Concept, Interior      Cache   Translate Page      

The Lincoln Town Car is a super luxurious sedan model which has many similarities with Crown Victoria model. Lincoln stopped the production of this model few years ago as it couldn’t find an appropriate segment to present itself in the market. But some news are circulating that Lincoln is planning to bring back Town Car which will be known as 2017 Lincoln Town Car. Although the production detail is still unknown as Lincoln haven’t released any detail about the arrival of this model. But experts are suggesting that Lincoln with this luxury model before the year 2017. 2017 Lincoln Town

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          2017 Lincoln Continental Price      Cache   Translate Page      

The name Lincoln holds a lot of meaning to those who value magnificence and grandeur in a car. Lincoln sedans are easily some of the most sought after sedans anywhere. And perhaps no other model by this extravagant brand is as iconic as the Continental. 2017 Lincoln Continental was unveiled at 2015 New York Auto Show as Lincoln Continental Concept, and instantly became the talk of that show, grabbing headlines of every press release from New York Auto Show. More recently, 2017 Lincoln Continental was spotted on its company test drive in Dearborn, Michigan, near Ford’s global headquarters. This, and the

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          Bill to increase notice of unpaid property taxes advances      Cache   Translate Page      

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to increase notification requirements for home- and landowners whose property taxes are delinquent.

The measure won first-round approval Tuesday on a 35-0 vote.

It was introduced by Sen. Matt Williams of Gothenburg following a Nebraska Supreme Court case involving a 94-year-old widow who lost her family's longtime farm because of unpaid taxes.

An investment company acquired the $1.1 million property after paying $50,000 in back taxes and interest, even though the widow's doctor testified that she was in cognitive decline. Family members say she had the money to pay the taxes but wasn't aware she owed it, and they assumed a bank was paying them out her trust funds.

Lawmakers say they've heard from constituents who fell into similar situations in different parts of the state.


          Nebraska to Experience Major Spring Storm: NDOT and NSP Advise Caution      Cache   Translate Page      

 

March 12, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) crews are prepared for spring weather which looks to impact most of the State in very different ways Wednesday through Thursday.  Forecasts call for blizzard conditions in western Nebraska with heavy snow and high winds while rain increases the potential for flooding in eastern Nebraska.  High winds, up to or even greater than 60 mph in some parts of the State, will have significant impact on visibility and high profile vehicles.  Workers and equipment will be out to clear the highways and monitor changing conditions throughout the storm, which look to impact travel Wednesday and Thursday.

Western Nebraska

NDOT crews have been preparing for this storm for several days.  This includes clearing existing snow away from the roadways and stockpiling material to address the anticipated amounts of snow.  This storm is expected to drop significant snowfall amounts.  This coupled with high winds, visibility will be a concern.
During this blizzard event in western and west central Nebraska, NDOT is advising against all unnecessary
travel.

Central Nebraska

While snow fall totals may not be as heavy in central Nebraska, very high winds will cause drifting and could
impact visibility with blowing snow.  Please use caution if traveling.

Eastern Nebraska

With the combination of rain, melting of significant accumulated snow and the saturation levels of the ground, flooding and flash flooding are significant possibility.  NDOT urges all drivers to never drive over a flooded roadway.  Any water over the road could stall or even float a vehicle.  Should you encounter a flooded roadway, please remember to turn around – don’t drown.

“This latest storm looks to have significant impact on a majority of the State in very different ways,” said NDOT Director Kyle Schneweis.  “As always, drivers are encouraged to be informed about weather and road conditions before making the decision to travel.

Regardless, our crews will be out working to clear roadways as conditions allow in a potential blizzard.  With the forecasted snow fall totals coupled with high winds, we urge against all unnecessary travel in the blizzard affected areas.  If you must travel during this winter storm, know before you go by checking 511.nebraska.gov
for road conditions and closures and always travel well established routes.  Should motorists encounter
flooding in the eastern part of the State, remember to never travel over a flooded roadway.”

“Our troopers will be prepared to help any motorists who need assistance,” said Colonel John Bolduc,
Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.  “We urge all drivers to be vigilant and avoid travel if conditions aren’t favorable.”

Travelers are advised to be alert, be aware and check the most up to date travel conditions available through
511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System.  The system is available at all times via phone by, online at www.511.nebraska.gov, Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.  Travelers are also
encourage to utilize NDOT’s Plow Tracker at https://plows.nebraska.gov/index.html where the public will be able to observe road conditions in real time from the cabs of NDOT Snow Plows.  Please note that weather conditions are often worse than they appear on camera.

Should travel be absolutely necessary, NDOT reminds motorists to be prepared with warm clothing water and food.  Be sure to travel on well-established routes and notify someone when you are leaving for your
destination.  If traveling a distance, a winter weather survival kit is advised with additional basic items.
Travelers are advised not to drive faster than conditions allow.  Surfaces will be slick under the snow and visibility may be poor.  Allow plenty of time to arrive at your destination.

With snowplows out on the roads, travelers are urged to be cautious and courteous to those operating them,
making sure to:

  • Slow down as you approach plows.  They travel slowly, usually 25-30 miles per hour or less.
  • Stay well behind plows to give you and them plenty of room.  When traveling outside of a business or
    residential district, it is unlawful to follow a highway maintenance vehicle (snowplow, truck or grader)
    more closely than 100 feet when it is plowing snow, spreading salt or sand, or displaying a flashing
    amber or blue light.
  • Never pass a plow on the right – snowplows are equipped with “wing plows” which extend beyond the
    truck itself.
  • Know where plows are and actions they may be taking while they plow snow.

Motorists are reminded to make sure everyone in their vehicle wears a seat belt and children are in a car
safety seat.  Do not use cruise control in wet or snowy weather and keep a full gas tank.

For safe-driving tips and winter weather information, visit NDOT’s website,
http://dot.nebraska.gov/safety/driving/winter/

As a reminder, the NSP Highway Helpline is available 24 hours per day for motorists in need of assistance
Drivers can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone.  Call 911 for any emergency.


          DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR TUESDAY MARCH 12, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

03-12-19

Central Valley Ag -
Elgin Corn - 329 Beans - 777
Humphrey Corn - 327 Beans - 791
Monroe Corn - 327 Beans - 791
Oakland E. Hub Corn - 329 Beans - 791
Royal Hub Corn - 331 Beans - 780
Wakefield Corn - 322 Beans - 772
West Point Corn - 317 Beans - 772
Hinton, IA Corn - 328 Beans - 798

Cooperative Supply -
Dodge Corn - 324 Beans - 787
Howells Corn - 324 Beans - 787
Leigh Corn - 324 Beans - 787
Richland Corn - 327 Beans - 787

Frontier Cooperative -
Brainard Corn - 329 Beans - 791
Columbus Corn - 348 Beans - 791
David City Beans - 787
Mead Corn - 334 Beans - 792
Schuyler Corn - 334 Beans - 791
Weston Corn - 327 Beans - 787
Yanka Corn - 329

Central Plains Milling -
Howells Corn - 348 July - 338

North Bend Grain -
North Bend Corn - 334 Beans - 793

Scoular Grain -
Fremont Corn - 336 Wheat - 478 Soybeans - 805

ADM (Archer Daniels Midland)
Lincoln - Beans - 832 July - 836
Columbus - Corn - 361 July - 352
Fremont - Beans - 822 July - 831
Growmark, Fremont - Corn - 340 Beans - 812 Wheat - 422
Wisner - Corn - 327 Beans - 793
Newman Grove - Corn - 331 Beans - 792

81/20 LLC -
Jct Hwy 81 & 20 Corn - 329 July - 339
Beans - 781 July - 797

M.G. Waldbaum Co. -
Wakefield Corn - 339
Bloomfield Corn - 336

Farmers Pride -
Battle Creek Corn - 329 Beans - 780
Osmond Corn - 329 Beans - 780

Gavilon Grain -
Fremont Corn - 351 July - 357
Beans - 817 July - 844

Wisner Farmers Elevator -
Wisner Corn - 334 July - 333

Farmers Cooperative -
Pilger Corn - 325 Beans - 787

Cargill Corn Milling -
Blair Corn - 360 July - 359

Cargill Soy Processing -
Sioux City Beans - 827 July - 826

Cargill Ag Horizons -
S. Sioux City Corn - 331 Beans - 812
Albion Corn - 345 Beans - 802

Pender Grain Elevator -
Pender Corn - 330 Beans - 792

Beemer Grain -
Beemer Corn - 333

AgRex -
Enola Corn - 344 Beans - 790
Laurel Corn - 324 Beans - 781

Husker Ag Ethanol -
Plainview Corn - 335 July - 344

Bunge West -
Council Bluffs Beans - 827 July - 836

The Andersons Denison Ethanol -
Denison Corn - 350 July - 343

Heartland Cooperative -
Mondamin Corn - 333 Beans - 801
Woodbine Corn - 333 Beans - 801
Missouri Valley Corn - 335 Beans - 801

NEW Cooperative Inc. -
Onawa Corn - 331 Beans - 799
Whiting Corn - 331 Beans - 799
Hornick Corn - 331 Beans - 799

These Prices are subject to change without notice.


           Comment on That the Civil War Was Fought to End Slavery Is a Myth by JK Brown       Cache   Translate Page      
I recently read Lincoln's speech at a sanitary fair, in Baltimore, April 1864. I was looking for the paragraph on liberty, but was surprised by the following: "When the war began, three years ago, neither party, nor any man, expected it would last till now. Each looked for the end, in some way, long ere to—day. Neither did any anticipate that domestic slavery would be much affected by the war. But here we are; the war has not ended, and slavery has been much affected—how much needs not now to be recounted. So true is it that man proposes, and God disposes." Note the "Neither did any anticipate that domestic slavery would be much affected by the war." That's a revealing on the issue of slavery. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/address-at-a-sanitary-fair/
          Preowned 28" 12G Lincoln No.2 O/U Shotgun      Cache   Translate Page      
Preowned 28" 12G Lincoln No.2 O/U Shotgun

Preowned 28" 12G Lincoln No.2 O/U Shotgun

Price: £400.00


          Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian Ron Chernow to Speak at The Tennessee Theatre      Cache   Translate Page      

Knoxville, Tenn. — The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) and the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) have joined forces to bring world-renowned historian and biographer Ron Chernow to Knoxville on May 7 as a part of The Sherri and Baxter Lee Distinguished Speaker Series.

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          Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents THE WOLVES      Cache   Translate Page      

Fierce. Funny. Intense. The Echo Theater Company opens its 2019 season with theLos Angeles premiere of The Wolves, the debut play by "playwright to watch" Sarah DeLappe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Alana Dietze (Dry Land) directs for aMarch 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. Pay-what-you-want previews begin March 13, and performances continue through April 22.

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, these 16- and 17-year-olds navigate big questions and wage tiny battles with the ferociousness of a pack of adolescent warriors. There's super-cool #7, the striker (Katherine Cronyn); skinny, kind #2 (Minzi) and childlike #8 (Ellen Neary), both on defense; three midfielders: brainy #11 (Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson), stoner girl #13 (Jacqueline Besson) and #7's insecure sidekick, #14 (Donna Zadeh). Goalie #00 (Makeda Declet) is an anxious perfectionist, and the awkward new girl, #46 (Caitlin Zambito), is just trying to fit in. Team captain, #25 (Connor Kelly-Eiding), does her best to keep the girls focused on the game, and Soccer Mom (Alison Martin) provides the orange slices.

"When you're 16 and 17, everything is such a big deal," says Dietze. "This play is an emotional powerhouse because everything in these girls lives so close to the surface. That vulnerable state is compounded by the physical demands of the play for both actor and character - it's visceral, dynamic and exciting to witness."

According to the playwright, "I wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings - as complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people who weren't just girlfriends or sex objects or manic pixie dream girl, but who were athletes and daughters and students and scholars and people who were trying actively to figure out who they were in this changing world around them."

The Wolves is DeLappe's first produced play. It premiered in 2016 at off-Broadway's The Duke at 42nd Street as a Playwrights Realm production in association with New York Stage & Film and Vassar's Powerhouse Theatre, where it enjoyed a sold-out run and transferred to Lincoln Center the following year. It was a co-winner of the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Drama Series Prize. The Pulitzer committee describes it as "a timely play about a girls' high school soccer team that illuminates with the unmistakable ping of reality the way young selves are formed when innate character clashes with external challenges." In his New York Times"Critic's Pick" review, theater critic Ben Brantley calls it "A thrilling debut play... theater that keeps you on the edge of your seat."

The Echo's creative team includes set designer Amanda Knehans, lighting designer Rose Malone, sound designer Jeff Gardner, costume designer Elena Flores and graphic designerChristopher Komuro. The production stage manager is Anna Klevit. Chris Fields andRachael Zambias produce for the Echo Theater Company.

Founded in 1997 and dedicated to producing new work, the Echo Theater Company was anointed "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays" by the LA Weekly in its 2014 Best of L.A. issue and was a recipient of a 2016 "Kilroy Cake Drop"- one of only 13 theaters in the country to be surprised by cakes to honor the efforts they are making to produce women and trans writers. In the Los Angeles Times, theater critic Charles McNulty wrote, "Echo Theater Company, which has cultivated a community of top flight actors, would be my go-to place in Los Angeles for symbiotic ensemble acting... Artistic directors of theaters of all sizes would be wise to follow the [lead] of the Echo's Chris Fields, who [is] building audience communities eager for the challenge of path-breaking plays." KCRW's Anthony Byrnes stated, "Echo Theater Company is on a fierce journey. They're choosing plays that are consistently challenging and all have a deep conscience... The body of work that Echo is building is substantial. If you wanted to pick one small theater to add to your cultural roster - Echo is a consistent favorite." The company's most recent production, the West Coast premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Pulitzer Prize finalist play Gloria, was named to the Los Angeles Times' "Best of 2018" list, and both Gloria and last season's West Coast premiere of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler made KCRW's "Best of 2018" list. Cry It Out was also the recipient of two Ovation Awards, for best production and playwriting.

The Wolves opens on Saturday, March 16, with performances continuing on Fridays andSaturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 4 p.m.; and Mondays at 8 p.m. through April 22. Three preview performances are set for Wednesday, March 13; Thursday, March 14; and Friday, March 15, all at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Monday night performances are $20 in advance, and Pay-What-You-Want at the door (subject to availability).Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Ave in Los Angeles, CA 90039. On-site parking is free. For reservations and information, call (310) 307-3753 or go towww.EchoTheaterCompany.com.

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Jacqueline Besson, Caitlin Zambito, Makeda Declet, Donna Zadeh, Minzi; Front row: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Katherine Cronyn, Ellen Neary and Connor Kelly-Eiding


Connor Kelly-Eiding, Makeda Declet


Jacqueline Besson and Ellen Neary


Connor Kelly-Eiding, Makeda Declet, Jacqueline Besson, Ellen Neary, Katherine Cronyn, Minzi, Donna Zadeh


Donna Zadeh, Ellen Neary and Connor Kelly-Eiding


Jacqueline Besson, Caitlin Zambito, Makeda Declet, Donna Zadeh, Minzi; Front row: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Katherine Cronyn, Ellen Neary and Connor Kelly-Eiding


          Long-term effects of ‘youthquake’ in spotlight      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Lincoln University As the 10-year anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes draws near, a Lincoln University academic is conducting the first in-depth study of the legacies of the spontaneous collective student action that took place in the aftermath of the disasters.13 March 2019 As the 10-year anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes draws near, […]
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          Said Thank You To Our Military Lately?      Cache   Translate Page      
Can you name this celebrity that actually got his start in radio on the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln? Find out who and why the Navy has given him a different respect for our Armed Forces including ways you can support. Continue reading…
          IESA: Wethersfield finishes third in Class 2A seventh-grade volleyball; Two Central wrestlers finish fifth      Cache   Translate Page      
PAWNEE - Wethersfield’s seventh-grade volleyball team finished third in the IESA Class 2A state tournament on Saturday.Wethersfield defeated Raymond Lincolnwood 25-20, 25-23 in that match. Wethersfield had 10 service aces. Emma Ellenberger and Marlie Lindstrom each had 6 service points. Elle Eastman had 4 aces.Wethersfield finished the season at 21-1.Mendon Unity won the title, defeated Lewistown JHS 25-21, 25-14. Mendon Unity finished at 23-1, [...]
          PBF TOSCO CONNECTION      Cache   Translate Page      
By Dave Lincoln


EXXON - PBF - TOSCO CONNECTION

      The long and twisted history of how Exxon  
      and other refiners unload their worst assets.


From:  PBF Energy


Thomas D. O'Malley


Thomas D. O’Malley has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011, served as Executive Chairman of PBF LLC and its predecessors from March 2008 to February 2013 and was our Chief Executive Officer from inception until June 2010. Mr. O’Malley has more than 30 years experience in the refining industry. He served as Chairman of the Board of Petroplus Holdings A.G., listed on the Swiss Exchange, from May 2006 until February 2011, and was Chief Executive Officer from May 2006 until September 2007. Mr. O’Malley was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Premcor, a domestic oil refiner and Fortune 250 company listed on the NYSE, from February 2002 until December 2004, and continued as Chairman until its sale to Valero in August 2005. Before joining Premcor, Mr. O’Malley was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tosco Corporation. This Fortune 100 company, listed on the NYSE, was the largest independent oil refiner and marketer of oil products in the United States, with annualized revenues of approximately $25.0 billion when it  [TOSCO]   was sold to Philips Petroleum Company in September 2001. Mr. O’Malley’s extensive experience in and knowledge of the refining industry, as well as his proven leadership skills and management experience provides the board with valuable leadership, and for these reasons we believe Mr. O’Malley is qualified to serve as Chairman of our board of directors.

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PETROPLUS     TOSCO
PBF                     CONOCOPHILLIPS
PREMCOR        EXXONMOBIL
VALERO            
     
 
Thomas Nimbley
Mr. Nimbley has served as PBF's Chief Executive Officer since June of 2010 and was appointed to the board of directors in October of 2014. Prior thereto, he served as a Principal for Nimbley Consultants LLC from June 2005 to March 2010, where he provided consulting services and assisted on the acquisition of two refineries. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of Refining for Phillips Petroleum Company and subsequently Senior Vice President and head of Refining for ConocoPhillips' domestic refining system (13 locations) following the merger of Phillips and Conoco. Before joining Phillips at the time of its acquisition of Tosco in September 2001, Mr. Nimbley served in various positions with Tosco Corporation and its subsidiaries starting in April 1993.
 
Spencer Abraham
Spencer Abraham has served as a director of PBF Energy since October 2012. Mr. Abraham is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the international strategic consulting firm The Abraham Group, which he founded in 2005. Prior to starting The Abraham Group, Mr. Abraham served as Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush from 2001 through January 2005 and was a U.S. Senator for the State of Michigan from 1995 to 2001. Prior to serving as a U.S. Senator, Mr. Abraham held various other public and private sector positions in the public policy arena. Mr. Abraham serves as a director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and GenOn Energy, Inc. and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Lynx Global Realty Asset Fund Onshore LLC. He was previously a director of ICx Technologies and non-executive Chairman of Areva Inc. Mr. Abraham also serves on the boards or advisory committees of several private companies, including Deepwater Wind, LLC, Green Rock Energy, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources and C3. Mr. Abraham’s extensive political and financial experience in the energy sector, including as the Secretary of Energy of the United States, as a U.S. Senator and as a board member of various public companies in the oil and gas sector, provides him with unique and valuable insights into the industry in which we operate and the markets that we serve, and for these reasons we believe that Mr. Abraham is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Jefferson F. Allen
Jefferson F. Allen has served as a director of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011 and has been a director of the Board of Directors of PBF LLC since March 2011. Mr. Allen serves as chairman of our audit committee for PBF. Mr. Allen has over 35 years experience in the oil industry. Before his retirement in 2005, Mr. Allen most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Premcor at the time of its sale to Valero in 2005. In addition, from 2002 until 2005 Mr. Allen served on Premcor’s Board of Directors and from 2002 until 2004 was Chairman of its Audit Committee. Prior to his service with Premcor, Mr. Allen was the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Tosco Corporation from 1990, and served as its President from 1995, until its merger with Phillips Petroleum Company in September 2001. Before joining Tosco, his previous energy industry experience was in the international exploration and production business for 14 years. Mr. Allen’s industry specific experience as a financial expert and board member of a public company, provides our board with a unique perspective and insight, and for these reason we believe Mr. Allen is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Wayne A. Budd
Wayne A. Budd has over 40 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors, and since 2004 is a Senior Counsel of Goodwin Procter LLP. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel and a Director of John Hancock Financial Services Inc. from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Budd served as Group President, New England, of Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications Inc.) from 1996 to 2000. He served as a Senior Partner of Goodwin Procter LLP from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Budd also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 1994 to 1997, which he was appointed to by President Bill Clinton. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Budd served as an Associate Attorney General of the United States, overseeing the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Anti-Trust Divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Bureau of Prisons. From 1989 to 1992, he was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He previously served as a director of Tosco Corp. and Premcor Inc. He currently serves as a director at McKesson Corporation. Mr. Budd is the past Chairman of the National Board of the American Automobile Association and currently serves as a director of the American Automobile Association of Southern New England. Mr. Budd’s extensive legal experience and as a board member of public entities, including in the refining sector, provides our board with a beneficial perspective and insight, and for these reasons we believe Mr. Budd is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Gene Edwards
Gene Edwards has over 35 years of experience in the energy and refining sectors. Most recently he retired from Valero in April of 2014 where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Mr. Edwards began his career with Valero as an Analyst in Planning and Economics in 1982 and then served as Director of Business Development; Director of Petrochemical Products; Vice President of Planning and Business Development; Senior Vice President of Supply, Marketing & Transportation; Senior Vice President of Planning, Business Development and Risk Management and as Senior Vice President of Product Supply and Trading. Prior to joining Valero, he was an energy analyst with Pace Consultants and a refinery process engineer with Citgo. He previously served as a director of CST Brands, a spin-off of Valero, from May to October 2013. Mr. Edwards has served as a director of Green Plains Energy since June 2014. Mr. Edwards’ decades of experience in all aspects of the refining sector provides our board with additional industry-specific knowledge from an individual deeply connected with the independent refining sector.
 
William Hantke
Mr. Hantke has served as a director of PBF Energy since February of 2016. He brings to PBF significant experience as a financial expert and board member of public entities, including those in the refining sector. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Hantke served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Premcor, Inc. Prior to his tenure at Premcor, Mr. Hantke served as the Corporate Vice President of Development of Tosco Corporation from 1999 to 2001. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Hantke served as the Corporate Controller of Tosco, and from 1990 to 1993, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Seminole Fertilizer Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tosco. Mr. Hantke has served as a director of NRG Energy since 2006 and is currently the chair of its audit committee and a member of its compensation committee. He has previously served as a director of Texas Genco, LLC, Process Energy Solutions (where he was non-executive chairman) and a director and vice-chairman of NTR Acquisition Co., a petroleum refining acquisition vehicle.
 
Dennis M. Houston
Dennis M. Houston has served as a director of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011 and has been a director of the Board of Directors of PBF LLC since June 2011. Mr. Houston has approximately 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry, including over 35 years with ExxonMobil and its related companies. At the time of his retirement from ExxonMobil in May 2010, Mr. Houston held the positions of Executive Vice President Refining & Supply, Chairman and President of ExxonMobil Sales & Supply LLC and Chairman of Standard Tankers Bahamas Limited. Mr. Houston’s experience also includes engineering and management positions in Exxon’s refining organization and positions in Lubes and Supply. Mr. Houston’s extensive operational experience in the oil and gas industry, including as a manager of a global refining organization, provides him with valuable insight into the markets in which we operate and provides a unique perspective to our board, and for these reasons we believe that Mr. Houston is qualified to serve on our board.
 
Edward F. Kosnik
Edward F. Kosnik has served as a director of PBF Energy since February 20, 2013. Mr. Kosnik serves on our audit committee. For almost 30 years he worked in various fields including banking, insurance, real estate, technology, manufacturing and energy, holding positions that included Chairman, President and CEO, and CFO. Before his retirement in 2001, he most recently served in positions including President and Chief Executive Officer of Berwind Corporation, a diversified, industrial real estate and financial services company, from 1997 until 2001. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Alexander and Alexander Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and as Chairman, President and CEO of JWP Inc. from 1992 to 1994. In addition, Mr. Kosnik has served on the boards and audit committees of Steelpath MLP Funds Trust from January 2010 to December 2012, Semgroup Energy Partners LP from July 2008 to November 2009, Premcor Inc. from November 2004 to September 2005, and Buckeye Partners LP from December 1986 to September 2007. Mr. Kosnik also served on Marquette University’s Board of Trustees and its audit committee from September 2006 to September 2009. Mr. Kosnik’s experience as a financial expert and board member of public entities including in the refining and logistics sectors, provides our board with a beneficial perspective and insight, and for these reason we believe Mr. Kosnik is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Robert J. Lavinia
Mr. Lavinia has served as a director of PBF Energy since February 2016. He brings to PBF industry-specific experience as an executive and board member of a public refining company. He began his career at the Gulf Oil Corporation and Phibro Energy Corporation. In 1985, he took over as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill Petroleum Company, Phibro’s refining division. In 1992, he joined Tosco Corporation, where he served as a Senior Vice President and the President of Tosco Marketing with over 6,000 gas and convenience stores in 32 states with more than 20,000 employees. From 2002 to 2006, he served on the board of Transcor SA, a Belgium-based company with trading operations around the world, and from 2005-2006, he served as Chairman of Pasadena Refining, a Transcor subsidiary. In 2007, he joined Petroplus Holdings AG, the largest European independent refining and wholesale marketing company and he became the CEO in March 2008. In September 2009, he retired from Petroplus and remained a board member until 2012. Mr. Lavinia was formerly a director at Big West Oil.
 
Eija Malmivirta
Eija Malmivirta has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. Ms. Malmivirta served in various positions at Neste Oy from 1969 to 1996, most recently as an Executive Vice President, Head of Neste International Oil Trading and Supply. She served as the Chairman and principal owner of Merei Energy Oy Ltd., an oil trading company, from 1996 to 2002. Ms. Malmivirta served as a member of the Board of Directors of Kemira Oyj, a chemical company from 1997 to 2008, VR Group Ltd. (Finnish Railways) from 1993 to 2006, National Emergency Supply Agency from 1997 to 2009, all located in Helsinki, Finland. She was also a board member for Tosco Corporation from 1997 to 2001, Premcor from 2002 to 2004 and Petroplus from 2006 to 2011. Ms. Malmivirta’s extensive oil industry expertise and public entity board member experience, including in the refining sector, provides our board with added depth and strategic insight.




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[TOSCO WAS BOUGHT IN 2001 BY PHILLIPS WHICH MERGED WITH CONOCO TO FORM CONOCO PHILLIPS IN 2002 AND LATER SPUN OFF ASSETS TO FORM PHILLIPS 66 IN 2012.]


Thomas D. O'Malley 
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COLOR CODE
PETROPLUS     PBF
PREMCOR     VALERO
TOSCO     CONOCO PHILLIPS
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Fire erupts at Delaware City oil refinery

A fire ripped through part of a refinery in Delaware City on Friday afternoon.


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1. History of Tosco Corporation – FundingUniverse
        by David Lincoln 

Template Tosco was founded in 1955 under the name Oil Shale Corporation. The company was incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada, but made its headquarters in the Los Angeles area.  The project won some early support from the U.S. government, but interest from other sources was meager and the initiative soon died out.

 in 1965 when it joined West Coast oil giant Atlantic Richfield in forming the Colony Shale Oil Project..  It sold part of its interest in Colony Shale Oil to Atlantic Richfield for $8 million, staggered some observers in the investment community by leveraging itself to the hilt, and then went on a buying spree. In 1970 it acquired the Signal Oil & Gas refinery in Bakersfield, California, for $22.5 million. In 1976 it acquired $222 million of Phillips Petroleum's West Coast property, including the giant Avon Refinery in Concord, California. These moves gave the company a refining capacity of more than 200,000 barrels per day, making it the third-largest independent refiner in the United States and the largest supplier of gasoline to independent marketers on the West Coast.  Morton Winston, a lawyer who became a full-time executive with the company in 1964, was named president in 1971 . Morton Winston was an anomaly in an industry in which most top managers had backgrounds in geology, engineering, or finance. As a graduate student in the early 1950s, he aspired to become a literary scholar and chairman of a college English department. Later, after a stint in the Coast Guard, he entered Harvard Law School. After graduating from Harvard in 1958, Winston spent a year clerking for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, then joined a New York law firm that specialized in advising small, entrepreneurial companies. He made his first contacts with Oil Shale Corporation in 1961 and joined the company shortly thereafter.

As chief executive officer of Tosco, Winston made no effort to hide his unusual background in the humanities. He composed poetry in his spare time and encouraged his executives to memorize Bartlett's Quotations. Associates said that he conducted meetings not unlike a soft-spoken college professor conducting a class. But all the points that Winston earned on style would have gone for naught if the company had not fared well during his tenure. Despite his admission that Tosco had moved into the refining business rather later than it should have, the company nonetheless showed a tenfold increase in earnings between 1975 and 1980.

In 1980 the Atlantic Richfield Company sold its 60 percent share in Colony to Exxon Corporation for $300 million. Construction began at last on a processing plant that was scheduled to be completed in 1986 or 1987. Questions about the plant, however, soon presented themselves. Rising capital costs (from 1980 to 1982, Exxon and Tosco spent $400 million between them on Colony) and a levelling off in the price of crude oil raised doubts about the economic feasibility of the project. 

For its part, Tosco received $380 million worth of compensation from Exxon for its share of Colony. The initial agreement between the two companies had stipulated that Exxon would have to buy out its stake in the venture if it ever pulled out, and Tosco exercised that clause in the contract.

This attempt to recover from the Colony disaster was insufficient to forestall a major reorganization. With Tosco reeling from a first quarter loss of nearly $77 million and still saddled with more than $700 million in bank debt, Morton Winston stepped down as CEO in June 1983 and was replaced by Matthew Talbot. One of Talbot's first acts was to announce the layoffs of 15 top executives and the consolidation of Tosco's seven divisions into two.
The reorganization did little to ease Tosco's difficulties. Sagging crude oil and gasoline prices made things difficult for a company that suddenly found refining to be its sole source of support. Tosco lost over $677 million between 1983 and 1986, and, after buying out dissident shareholders inspired by Good, found itself so deeply in debt that its creditors decreed that it should hire investment banker Bear Stearns to help arrange a takeover. There were, however, no takers. The company's stock fell to $2.75 per share, down from its high of $45 in 1980. Feeling that a change of leadership was necessary, Tosco's directors forced Talbot to resign in June of 1986 and replaced him two months later with company chairman Clarence Frame. In the meantime, Tosco sold its Bakersfield refinery to Texaco for $22 million.
The next year 1988, Argus Energy, a Connecticut-based investment partnership, announced that it had acquired a 40-percent interest in Tosco. In 1989 the company acquired Seminole Fertilizer, but this did not stop the widespread takeover speculation and uncertainty over Tosco's status. Later that year, Argus Energy head man Thomas O'Malley, by now a Tosco director, succeeded Clarence Frame as chief executive officer.
One of the company's first actions under O'Malley was to announce that it was entertaining takeover bids. Tosco claimed that at least three multinational corporations made offers, but refused to announce the identity of the suitors. Informed speculation had it that one suitor was British Petroleum, which was said to be interested in establishing a presence on the West Coast through Tosco's Avon refinery. Neither party ever confirmed that this was so, however.
Tosco declared in 1991 that none of the offers it had received were satisfactory, and that it would remain independent. The company then declared that it would consolidate operations and cut administrative costs by closing down its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Initially, Tosco declared that it would find a headquarters site in northern California, closer to the Avon refinery. But it ultimately wound up moving to Stamford, Connecticut, the home of Argus Energy.
Indeed, the move may have signalled that Tosco intended to shift geographical direction and develop a presence on the East Coast as significant as its presence on the West Coast. In December 1992 the company acquired Exxon's Bayway refinery[BUILT IN 1909], located in Linden, New Jersey, for $175 million. The acquisition made it the second-largest independent refiner in the United States.
Principal Subsidiaries: AZL Resources, Inc.; Diablo Service Corp.; Seminole Fertilizer Corp.; The Lion Group, Ltd.; The Oil Shale Corp.; Tosco Corp.; Tosco International Finance; Toscopetro Corp.; Tosco Trading, Transportation & Supply, Inc.; Western Hemisphere Corp.
Source: International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 7. St. James Press, 1993.

COLONY OIL SHALE PROJECT
Over time the project was developed by a consortium of different companies until it was terminated by Exxon on 2 May 1982 a day which is known amongst locals as "Black Sunday".[1]

In 1969 Atlantic Richfield Company joined the project acquiring part of Tosco's stake.[5]

In 1974 Ashland Oil and Shell Oil Company joined the project.[7][9] In the late 1970s Standard Oil of Ohio, Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Shell and Ashaland Oil sold their shares to Atlantic Richfield Company.[7][10][11] As a result of these transactions Tosco owned 40% of shares and Atlantic Richfield Company owned 60% of shares in the project.
In 1980 Atlantic Richfield Company sold its share to Exxon for $300 million.[6] In 1981 the Colony Development started a construction of the commercial scale shale oil plant.[3] On 2 May 1982 Exxon announced the termination of the project because of low oil-prices and increased expenses laying off more than 2,000 workers resulting in the date becoming known among locals as "Black Sunday".[1][2][3] According to the shareholders agreement in a case of project termination Exxon had an obligation to buy out Tosco's shares. It paid $380 million worth of compensation.[6]


During its existence the project produced 270 thousand barrels (43×103 m3) of shale oil.[4][ WORTH ABOUT 5.4 MILLION AT $20 barrel]
At the moment of cancellation the estimated costs would exceed $5.5 billion in then-year dollars or about $10 billion in 2005 dollars.[3]



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Tosco (The Oil Shale COrporation) was an independent US based petroleum refining and marketing corporation. It was founded in 1955 in Santa Monica, ...

 leaving Tosco unable to keep the venture viable in spite of a $1.1 million loan guarantee from the U.S. government. Exxon claimed the project's projected $6 billion price tag made the project no longer feasible, but Exxon was required to purchase Tosco's 40% share in the project as a result of their withdrawal.[2]

Acquisitions[edit]
In 1996, Tosco acquired the Circle K chain of convenience stores. In 1997, Tosco bought the rights to the Union 76brand of gas stations and the western United States refining and marketing operations from Unocal.[4]
Mergers[edit]
Tosco merged with Phillips Petroleum in 2001. [5] Phillips merged with Conoco in 2002 to become ConocoPhillips, who spun off the Circle K stores to Canadian-based Alimentation Couche-Tard.
1999 refinery accident[edit]
On February 23, 1999, four workers at the Avon Refinery in Concord were burned to death after they tried to replace a leaky oil pipe. The San Francisco Chronicle reported [6] that one Tosco employee, Anthony Creggett, claimed shortly after the fire that plant managers had refused a request by four workers to shut down the high-temperature distillation tower during the repairs on the pipe.



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3. Oil Merger: Phillips Buys Tosco for $7B - ABC News
With its $7 billion stock purchase of Tosco Corp., Phillips Petroleum Co. added considerable heft to its refining operations at a time when the oil industry is ...

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4. Phillips Petroleum Agrees to Buy Tosco - latimes
Feb 5, 2001 ... Phillips Petroleum Co. said Sunday that it will acquire Tosco Corp. for $7 ... Combining with Tosco, Phillips would have a refining capacity of 1.7 ...

Tosco, already the No. 3 refiner with eight facilities, has two gasoline refineries in California--one in Wilmington, the other east of San Francisco--that turn out an average of 240,000 barrels a day, or about 21% of the state's output. Tosco is based in Stamford, Conn.
It also accounts for about 17% of gasoline sales in the state through its 2,100 stations under the "76" brand. Overall, it operates 6,400 gas stations in 32 states.


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5. Tosco Refining California | Mesothelioma and Asbestos Jobsites
Tosco Refining California, an oil refinery with a location in Wilmington, California employed oil refinery workers that may have been exposed to asbestos and ...


Since the 1980s, however, the company has backed off those efforts and now focuses solely on standard petroleum-based fuels and phosphate-based fertilizers.
Tosco operates large refineries in Wilmington and Martinez, California (near Los Angeles).
Oil Shale Corporation in 1955. It was headquartered in Los Angeles. Over time, Oil Shale made some strategic alliances that allowed it to grow, including joining with Atlantic Richfield in 1965 and acquiring the Signal Oil and Gas refinery in Bakersfield in 1970

In the News
In February of 1999, Tosco's Martinez refinery was the site of an explosion in which four workers died. In November of that year, Tosco's Wilmington refinery was the site of a fire in a holding tank. No injuries were reported, and the blaze was contained.
Tiny particles of asbestos enter into the atmosphere, however, as asbestos-containing transite ages and becomes prone to crumbling. Asbestos when it is in this state is called friable, which is defined as easy to pulverize. In addition, industrial kilns often contained friable asbestos in insulation linings.
The Problem with Friable Asbestos
Asbestos fibers, when friable, can be readily dispersed into the environment. Medical conditions like asbestosis and cancer can result from the inhalation of asbestos. Another uncommon, and generally fatal, disease linked to asbestos is mesothelioma. The pleural variety of mesothelioma, one which affects the tissue that lies between the lungs and the pleural cavity, is the most common. When the airborne particles settle on food or drinks and are subsequently swallowed, pericardial or peritoneal mesothelioma can result, although they are less common than pleural mesothelioma.
Increased pressure from the press, medical scientists and citizen groups forced the creation of rules controlling how to use asbestos. The use of asbestos was more prevalent, however, when places like Tosco Corporation were built. Any asbestos that remains from then may still pose a health hazard if care is not taken during remodeling projects.
The Lurking Hazard of Asbestos
Asbestos-related diseases, unlike most work-related injuries, which are readily observed and known about soon after the incident, can take many, many years to develop. When a former employee starts showing symptoms such as breathlessness, pain in the chest or abdomen and chronic coughing, his or her physician might not immediately recognize asbestos exposure as a cause, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Men and women who were employed by or lived near oil refineries like Tosco Corporation's California facilities therefore should ask their doctors for mesothelioma information. Furthermore, spouses of these people are also in danger, as unless strict decontamination protocols, including the use of workplace-only clothing and on-site showers, were enforced, it was all too common for personnel to bring particles of asbestos on their skin, in their hair, or on their clothes. Mesothelioma surgery is available to some patients and can improve the quality of life.


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6. Ownership of U.S. petroleum refineries has changed significantly ...
Jan 29, 2014 ... The ownership of refineries today reflects multiple changes since 2000. For example, in January 2000 Tosco (5th-largest U.S. refiner), Conoco ...

 the number of refineries and companies both declined over the same period, as the concentration of refining capacity among the top five companies increased from 38% in 2000 to 44% in 2013.

[THIS INDICATES THAT CONSOLIDATION AND ACQUISITION OCCURRING AMONG THE LARGEST REFINERS WITH FEWER REFINERIES,     SO WHY WERE THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS GOING UP]



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7. Tosco Avon Refinery Petroleum Naphtha Fire - Investigations | the ...
On February 23, 1999, a fire occurred in the crude unit at Tosco Corporation. Avon oil refinery in Martinez, California. Workers were attempting to replace piping ...
Mar 28, 2001
Federal Investigation of Tosco Refinery Fire Finds Flawed Management Supervision

(Washington, DC - March 28, 2001) A fire at Tosco's Avon refinery in Martinez, California, could have been prevented by better management supervision of safety, according to the final report of the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). The report culminates an exhaustive two-year investigation of the 1999 petroleum fire that claimed the lives of four workers. The Avon refinery was acquired by UDS Corporation last year.
According to Board Member Irv Rosenthal, "Better management of job planning and execution could have prevented this tragedy. Our investigation uncovered two root causes of the accident. First, Avon refinery management did not have an effective process for assessing the dangers of maintenance operations and implementing needed safeguards. Second, neither the parent Tosco Corporation nor the facility management had investigated or corrected a pattern of serious unsafe practices at the Avon refinery."
The incident occurred on February 23, 1999, two years after an explosion at the refinery killed one and injured 46 others. Management deficiencies were also a significant factor in that incident, according to a federal report.
The 1999 incident occurred as workers attempted to remove and replace a leaky petroleum pipe which was attached to an operating oil distillation tower, known as a fractionator. Over a 13-day period prior to the accident, workers had repeatedly tried to isolate and drain the pipe, but leaking and corroded shut-off valves hampered their efforts. At the time of the incident, the pipe still contained a significant volume of pressurized naphtha, a highly flammable petroleum mixture similar to gasoline. While workers were in the process of replacing the pipe, the naphtha was released and burst into flame, killing the four workers. At the time of the fire, workers were p
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The Angevin Empire at its height
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The twelfth century was a tumultuous time for the young Kingdom of England. Fifty two years before 1118, the year of Thomas' birth, the Saxon dynasty had been overthrown forever, replaced with the iron rule of the Normans. The lives of many, on both sides of the Channel, were changed forever. Around this time, Gilbert Becket decided to move his family from the village of Thierville in Normandy to London, there to seek a new life in the new Norman domain. By the time his son Thomas was born, he was a wealthy and respected London merchant and landowner. Young Thomas spent many a summer on the Sussex estates of the family friend Richer de L'Aigle, whiling away the sunny days hunting and hawking, fine pursuits of a young man. Schooled at Merton Priory and later Grammar School in London, young Thomas received a fine education for the day, thanks to his father's success in business. But dark times were coming. The peaceful days of King Henry I were soon overthrown in a ruinous civil war. After the tragic shipwreck which claimed the life of Prince William Adelin, the broken hearted Henry was left with only his daughter, Matilda, as his hope for an heir. Long did the King try to persuade the English barons to accept her, the first woman to reign in her own right in the history of England. Matilda, whose husband the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V had died not long before, was soon wed to Geoffrey of Anjou, so that Henry I might gain an alliance with the mighty County of Anjou in France. To the relief of the King, the couple produced a male heir, Henry. But when the King died in 1135, the ever suspicious Norman lords refused to acknowledge Matilda, throwing in their lot for Stephen, the Count of Blois, triggering a near twenty year devastating civil war in England between the forces loyal to Matilda, and those loyal to Stephen, in a period infamously known to history as The Anarchy. The war laid waste to vast swathes of Albion, and it was in this destruction that Gilbert Becket once prosperous trade crumbled. Young Thomas took up a job as a clerk to help the family, and soon ended up in the employ of Theobald of Bec, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most powerful avatar of Christendom in the realm.


King Henry II of England
Image taken from the Manuscipt of the
Historia Anglorum of Matthew Parris
Escaping the turmoil that England had been hurled into, young Thomas marched forth as an emissary of Canterbury to Rome, spending many years in Europe learning the intricacies of many laws of the Church. After what seemed an age without end, there seemed to be hope at last for the dystopic British Isles. In December 1154, after a generation of endless war, the Norman dynasty lay in flames, when Henry the son of Empress Matilda landed on the southern coast of England. On the 19th of December, he was crowned King Henry II of England, Duke of Normandy, Count of Anjou, Duke of Aquitaine and Lord of Ireland, alongside his new Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. The House of Normandy was over. The House of Plantagenet, a dynasty that would rule England longer than any other, even to this day, had begun. By conquest and by marriage, King Henry now ruled one of the mightiest realms in Europe, a vast state known as the Angevin Empire. In those bygone days, the kings of England ruled more of France than the King of France did. The lawlessness of the Anarchy was over, and once again the people of England enjoyed peace. With order restored, young Thomas returned triumphantly to the British Isles, and was granted the honour of Archdeacon of Canterbury, and offices in Lincoln Cathedral and St. Paul's Cathedral. The merchant's son was rising rapidly within the ranks of Feudal England...


Thomas Becket Enthroned
Nottingham Alabaster
With all the tenacity and determination that so characterised him, Becket hurled himself into his mission, impressing Archbishop Theobald with his whirlwind efficiency. Such was his drive, within a year the Archbishop recommended Becket directly to the King himself. Further up the rungs of the ladder of state did young Thomas go, when the King appointed him Lord Chancellor, arguably the most powerful minister of the kingdom, and custodian of the Great Seal of the Realm, a spectacular honour for one of such relatively humble birth. Fro seven years Thomas shone once more as comptroller of the King's finances, gaining the King's trust to such a degree that the heir to the throne the young Prince Henry was even sent to live in Becket's household. It was once remarked that the Prince once said that Becket became more a father to him than the King himself. When Theobald died in 1162, the mightiest Bishopric in England fell vacant, and to many there was no doubt as to whom should succeed. A deeply pious man at heart, Becket cast aside the Chancellorship and took the cloth on the 3rd of June, taking vows of asceticism, and pledging to champion the cause of Christendom in England. Storm clouds began to gather between the King and his new Archbishop, dismayed as Henry was that Becket had put the Church before State. It began with the rejection of the authority of secular courts over the clergy by Becket, which challenged the power of the state. Alarmed at this sudden thinking, King Henry conspired to turn the other Bishops against him. Yet rumours of treachery ran common, and in 1164, the King decreed, near four hundred years before Henry VIII, that England would not automatically bow to the wishes of the Pope of Rome (due to his fame, one often considers Henry VIII as the man who grappled with the Pope - the truth is that the Kings of England had wrestled with Rome for centuries by the time the Reformation took place). It took all of Henry's charisma and majesty with words to sway the gathered courts at Clarendon, but carry the day he did. Archbishop Becket however, refused to sign the heretical treaty. The board was set. Thomas Becket was ordered to present himself before the royal council on charges of contempt of royal authority. The Council, jealous of Becket's upstart power, convicted him, and the Archbishop was banished from the realm.


Evading the King's men, Becket fled to France where he was given sanctuary by King Louis VII in the monastery of Pontigny. For near two years he resisted in exile, excommunicating his foes in the English Church, for no precedent existed for removing the Archbishop of Canterbury from power. Meanwhile, King Henry seethed. The looming eyes of Pope Alexander III were ever watchful, but when Becket threatened the King of England himself with excommunication (a fate worse than death in the medieval world), the King's frustration turned to anger. When the Pope agreed a truce, Becket returned to England, immune to earthly shackles, and continued to excommunicate all in his path. When he heard that Prince Henry had been crowned in his absence, an act only the Archbishop of Canterbury could perform, he excommunicated the Archbishop of York.


King Henry was in Normandy when the news reached him. As news of rifts in his vast empire fell upon his ears, a cry of rage shook the hall, with words that to this day have been in dispute:


                 " What miserable fools and traitors hath I nourished and
                    raised in my household, who grant their Lord be so trifled
                   by so low born a cleric! "
                           - KING HENRY II ON BECKET


Some say his fury was stronger still, and that the King roared in frustration:

                 " Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?! "
                          - KING HENRY II's LETHAL WISH


The Murder of Thomas Becket
English Psalter of 1250,
currently in the Walters Art Gallery,
Baltimore
Legendary was the wrath of the Plantagenet Kings, and all who looked on feared what irrational deeds anger would inspire in the King. Standing there that day were four knights, Hugh de Morville, William de Tracy, Richard le Breton and Reginald FitzUrse, all eager to serve and please their King. Mistaking the King's fiery words for royal command, the four rode forth from court to carry out their terrible deed. On sunset of the fifth day of Christmas 1170, the four knights arrived in Canterbury town, their eyes set on the towering cathedral. As evening fell on Canterbury, the clergy and the Archbishop were celebrating the Vespers service. A certain Subdeacon of the cathedral beckoned the knights in, a name since blackened in history. The monks loyal to the Archbishop moved to bar the doors, but their hand was stayed by Becket. "'Tis not proper", spake he, "that a house of prayer,a church of Christ, be made a fortress". Seizing their chance, the knights burst in in full armour, sharpened swords gleaming in the failing light. "Where is Thomas Becket, traitor of the King and Kingdom", one demanded to the congregation. Silence reigned. "Where is the Archbishop!" they cried aloud. At this Becket rose to his feet and faced his foe. "The righteous will be like a bold lion and free from fear", said he. Into the evenlight he moved, "Here I am, not a traitor of the King but a priest; why do you seek me?". At the altar Archbishop Becket stopped, and turned to face the image of the holy confessor St. Benedict. The four men of steel bore down upon him, "Absolve and restore to communion those thou hast excommunicated, and reconcile those who hath been banished", the knights commanded. "No penance hath been made, so I shall not absolve them", the Archbishop coolly replied. "Then you", spake they, "will now die and will suffer what thou hast earned". "And I", said he, "am prepared to die for my Lord, so that in my blood the Church will attain liberty and peace; but in the name of Almighty God I forbid that thou striketh my men, cleric or layman should he be".


"With rapid motion they laid sacrilegious hands on him", and moved to drag him from the sanctum, for to strike down a man of the cloth was sin enough, but to do so on hallowed ground was the devil's work indeed. But Archbishop Becket was loath to release his grip upon the stone pillar. Seeing Reginald coming near, Archbishop Becket spoke his last command. "Touch me not, Reginald, you who oweth me faith and obedience, you who foolishly follow these men". A burning rage did this spark in the knight, who rounded on Becket, "I owe thee neither faith nor obedience when faced with fealty I owe my King". Seeing Doom coming now, Thomas Becket lowered in prayer when Reginald's blade sang through the air. With one mighty blow, as the heavenly crown was laid on the Archbishop's head, his earthly one was hewn by steel. A second blow met its mark, but not yet over was it. On the third strike he sank to his knees, "for the name of Jesus I am ready to embrace death", said he. So forceful was the knight's blow, the blade of the sword was shattered upon the cold stone below. An accomplice in the Church, loyal to the King, spoke the last. "We can leave this place, knights, he will rise no more".


The Becket Casket
Reliquary made c. 1180-1190,
Currently in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Soon after news of the impious deed spread like wildfire through Europe, and with it admiration for the pious Becket. Crowds across the continent chanted his name and called him martyr. two years later, Pope Alexander III declared him a saint. The four assassins fled north to Knaresborough Castle, and holed up for a year. All four were excommunicated by the Pope, yet journeyed to Rome, braving threats of lynching, to plead before the Vicar of Christ. Pope Alexander was merciful, and decreed that each man serve penance for fourteen years in the Holy Lands. To Outremer were they henceforth banished. But it was King Henry who was racked with grief and guilt at the horrible deed. Never truly meaning his death, after all, they had once been friends, the King fell into a desperate sorrow, and a fear for his immortal soul. On the 12th July, 1174, the King performed an unprecedented humility. By the Church of St. Dunstans, the King of England set out barefoot and clad in sackcloth, and undertook his pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, whipped along the road to redemption. The monks, afraid of relic thieves, buried Becket beneath the floor in the East of the Cathedral. Fifty years later, King Henry III, grandson of Henry II, gave them a lavish new setting in pride of place within the Cathedral. There they regally sat until they were destroyed by order of King Henry VIII in 1538. The most intact relic survives today in the so called Becket Casket. Canterbury has ever since been a great pilgrimage site in Christendom, with images of the Saint all over the Christian World. Quite a legacy for the boy from Cheapside...



United Kingdom

The Biography
Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold
(A grand tale of Becket's life, easy to read and with links to the original accounts)

United States

The Biography
Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel
(A grand tale of Becket's life, easy to read and with links to the original accounts)

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Freedom fighters and those who sacrificed their lives, freedom and safety in order to tackle all sorts of injustice and cruelty around the world are not just those historical or fictional figure who are presented in books fairy tales or movies, there are also many people living in the current world who took strong actions against many things they thought it shouldn’t be there in a world that supposed to be a better place for all its inhabitants.
Not all of those people who are fighting for freedom nowadays are well known or recognized as Media can’t cover everything, but one of the most well recognized examples that has been mentioned all over the news and her face became almost familiar for everyone is the Pakistani young girl Malala Yousafzai, the 2014 Noble Peace Prize Winner.
If Malala can be compared to another historical figure who fought for similar noble causes and put his life on the edge for what he believed in, that person can the Afro-American civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King, Jr (1929-1968) who also won Noble Peace Prize in 1964, just 50 years earlier than Malala.
Both of them took strong standings against several unjust practices which was targeting them and their people in order to change such reality and make the world a better place for everyone.
Malala on one hand, is a young woman who lived in Swat Valley under the role of Taliban, the radical Islamic movement, that tried to deprive women in the region from their right for education in order to make them obedient and ignorant (Utdanningsdirktoratet, 2013:Appendix4), and Martin Luther King on the other hand, the young African American who grew up in a country where Jim Crew Laws which were enforcing a fully racial segregation in the southern USA is taking place.(Wikipedia)
Their main motivation was personal, Malala had a dream, and her dream was represented in continuing her Education. King also had another dream, he wanted to be looked at and treated on the equal scale together with his white American peers. Such dreams led both them afterwards to think on the wider scale and include all those who are suffering the same problems into their struggle, so Malala chose to fight for the right of girls to get their education, first in Swat Valley opposing the Taliban’s planes to ban girls from such right, and then all over the world by creating “Malala fund” which helped to build schools around the world, and King among others founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) which organized a non-violent protests that supports the civil rights causes. (Wikipedia)
Both Malala Yousafzai and Martin Luther King in a contrast to their peaceful struggle, their lives was put on an edge. They received death threats and faced assassination attempts. In October 2012, when she was only a fifteen, a terrorist belongs to Taliban shot Malala in head while she was going back home from school. (Utdanningsdirktoratet, 2013:Appendix4)
Fifty four years earlier, at the age of twenty nine and while he was signing copies of his book Stride toward freedom in Blumstein’s department store in Harlem September 1958, a woman stabbed Martin Luther King in chest with a letter opener. Both of them were survived those assassination attempts. (Wikipedia)
Both Malala and Martin Luther King inspired Millions of people around the world and motivated them to stand strongly against the injustice and tyranny by both their stories and speeches. Her biography, I am Malala which was published in 2013 and tells the story of her struggle against radical Islamism and have been published in several languages and distributed worldwide and Malala became a role model for many young girls who follow her footprints and continued her fight for their rights equal opportunities in life.
During the 1963 march on Washington for jobs and freedom, Martin Luther King delivered his most famous speech which well known as I have a dream in front of Lincoln memorial, with strong words king inspired and still inspiring millions of people around the world to stand against all sorts of discrimination and injustice and encouraged many to move against oppression in order to change all sources of suffering. (Wikipedia)
While he was standing on a motel’s second floor balcony in Memphis, Tennessee 4th April 1968, Martin Luther king was shot in his head and died, that was a sad end for one of the most well respected freedom fighters who through his struggle manage to put an end for the racial segregation era in the USA and make it possible for the country to elect the first Afro-American president 50 years later (Wikipedia), on the other hand it’s hard to say that the efforts of Malala Yousafzai managed to achieve similar goals as the struggle in order to obtain a full equality for women in Muslim countries has still a long way ahead due to so many obstacles; religion social norms and traditions,  that complicate the situation but as the fight for this cause is continuing, the change will be accomplished step by step.
Sources:
Utdanningsdirektoratet, 2013
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr. (Access date: March 17th 2016)


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What do you do when you live in the small town of Fair Haven Vermont (population about 2,600) and you need a playground?  You pick up on an idea of having a ceremonial pet mayor to raise money  for that play area. There are several cities in the United States with pet mayors, including Omena Michigan where a cat has been mayor for six of her nine years, her election funding the local historical society for this town of 300 people.

The other advantage of having a pet mayor is providing an early introduction to kids of how a municipal election works and how it is held. The town manager allowed pets to be registered for a five dollar fee and had sixteen candidates in the running, with school children writing out campaign messages and voting for their favourite animal.

“The ballot of 16 pets was open to all town residents. Most of the other candidates were dogs and cats; a gerbil named Crystal also was a candidate. Lincoln, with 13 votes, beat out a dog named Sammie that received 10 votes. The other candidates combined for 30 votes. “

The successful candidate was a three-year old Nubian goat called Lincoln who “will be expected to attend local events, such as marching in the Memorial Day parade wearing a custom-made sash.”

Running on the platform of “being a very nice goat” Lincoln will be sworn in by the Board of Commissioners at their first meeting. As the town manager stated “It turned into a good civics lesson.Get the kids involved in town government. (I) thought this was a great way to break the ice with the kids.”

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          Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents THE WATCHER OF WAIPUNA by Gary Pak      Cache   Translate Page      

Kumu Kahua Theatre proudly presents The Watcher of Waipuna by Gary Pak, directed by Harry Wong III, running March 21 - April 20, 2019.


Gilbert Sanchez is the Watcher of Waipuna, defending his tiny corner of paradise against evil commercial expansion and greedy family members. Based on Gary Pak's short story, this local fairy tale-like parable includes a chorus of housewives and supernatural elements, and cleverly examines the powerful connection between humans and the environment'loyalty to our land, connections to place, corporate development, and local displacement.

This production contains adult language and themes.


This play runs: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: March 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2019 Sundays 2pm: March 24, 31; April 7, *14, 2019 (No show Sunday, April 21 - Easter)

*American Sign Language Interpretation available upon request.


Following the performance on Friday, March 29th there will be a free talk story. These talk stories are offered on the 2nd Friday of each production run and offer an opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight from the director, cast and playwright (when available).


Hometowns of the cast of The Watcher of Waipuna by Gary Pak:
Samantha Fukushima, Kunia, HI - Eddy Gudoy, Honolulu, HI - Brandon Hagio, Mililani, HI - Kahana Ho, Honolulu,HI - Lelea'e "Buffy" Kahalepuna-Wong, Honolulu, HI - Kirk A. Lapilio Jr., Waianae, HI - P?'ai Lincoln, Waimea, HI - Darryl Soriano, Benguet, PHL - Nicole Tessier, Ewa Beach, HI.

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Private Jacob Long sipped air through a dry reed, as he lay beneath the surface of the Monocacy River. Air bubbles floated to the surface and Long hoped the Confederates wouldn't notice. The soldiers of Confederate General Jubal Early were searching for Union survivors after the lopsided and bitter battle which pitted Early's 15,000 men against the 4,000 ragtag Union forces led by Major General Lew Wallace. (Think Ben Hur). Private Long had been wounded in the face, but the bleeding was minimal. Most of his unit had been killed or captured and the living ones were on their way to the dreaded Andersonville Prison.  He just had to hang on until the Confederates were satisfied that the Union soldiers were either dead or captured. Private Long was determined to survive!

It was July 9, 1864, and Wallace made a valiant attempt to stop Early’s invading Confederate divisions along the Monocacy River because they were marching toward Washington D.CGeneral Ulysses Grant expected Early to attack from the south and was not in position to save the capitol. While Early scored a resounding defeat,  Wallace had delayed Early's attack on Washington D.C.  and when they did arrive they were worn out. General Grant was able to arrive in time to save the capitol.

General Early conceded that without the courageous and relentless efforts of the Union forces, his men would have easily been able to win the nation's capital, and most likely to take President Abraham Lincoln hostage.

Private Long was my Great Grandfather, and he and his fellow soldiers, received an   Accommodation and grateful thanks from President Lincoln for their valor.  The Battle of Monocacy has been called the Battle that Saved Washington D.C.  And while it doesn't get as much attention as Gettysburg or Antietam, it is very important to our nation and to me.

Sometimes when I'm feeling like I'm not up to a challenge, I think about Jacob Long, and take a big breath and keep going!  It's in my genes to never, never quit!


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The Hail Mary beads of this five-decade Catholic rosary are 6mm glass bicones of emerald green colored glass. Emerald is the birthstone for May. The Our Father beads are 8mm faceted clear glass cubes. Spacing is provided by clear glass seed beads with an emerald green colored core and larger clear glass seed beads accent the Our Father beads.

Note that the points on the bicones make for a somewhat "prickly" rosary so this could be good if you like some texture as you use your rosary. If you prefer a smooth rosary, this one probably would not work for you.

The center and crucifix are both silver tone. The center is a Miraculous Medal in the shape of a cross with a floral motif on the front. The crucifix has a simple image of the Risen Christ.

The measurement from the bottom of the crucifix to the middle of the rosary is a little over 17 inches (43cm). The rosary comes in an organza drawstring bag and a gold foil gift box.


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          President's Day activity for kids - Abraham Lincoln - President on a stick! This is a FUN and incredibly simple craft for kids of all ages! These pretend play president on a stick puppets are just made with craft sticks and a few supplies! Use as reading pointers, puppets, bookmarks, or whatever you want! #abelincoln #abrahamlincoln #presidentsday #craftstickcrafts #money #teach #history #craftforkids #preschool #learn #teachers #kids #homeschool #activityforkids #school      Cache   Translate Page      
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League Two Form Guide

Team
PTS
1
Tranmere Rovers
16
D
W
W
W
W
W
2
Bury
16
W
W
W
W
D
W
3
MK Dons
15
W
W
W
W
W
L
4
Northampton Town
14
D
D
W
W
W
W
5
Lincoln City
14
D
W
D
W
W
W
6
Morecambe
12
W
W
L
L
W
W
7
Cheltenham Town
10
L
W
W
L
D
W
8
Swindon Town
10
W
W
D
W
L
L
9
Colchester United
8
W
D
D
L
W
L
10
Port Vale
7
L
L
L
D
W
W
11
Notts County
7
W
L
L
D
L
W
12
Mansfield Town
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Hudson Yards, one of Manhattan’s more inaccessible office locations, is quickly becoming its most expensive as its developers rewrite real estate’s most-enduring axiom.

“It used to be location, location, location; today it’s called place, place, place,” said Thomas Birnbaum, president of NYC Realty Advisors. Developers Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group “have tried to create a place where you can go to your fitness club, you can go have coffee, you can do co-working, you can sit outside in the sunshine in the park.”

So far, their bet is paying off. Asking rents in the neighborhood on the far-west side jumped 40% in a year, according to brokerage CBRE Group Inc., driven by demand from companies such as BlackRock Inc., SAP SE and L’Oreal SA. Hudson Yards officially opens this Friday.

“New York City has shifted west, whether it’s corporations, where people want to live, where they want to play, where they want to shop,” Related Chief Executive Officer Jeff Blau said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Monday. “And Hudson Yards is really at the epicenter of that.”

As staff move in over the coming months, there’s still one major test.

A single subway line, the No. 7, serves Hudson Yards, where about 40,000 office workers will ultimately labor in five skyscrapers.

The Hudson Yards station, which is 125 feet underground and features the longest escalators in the system, was designed to handle 25,000 peak-hour travelers, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which anticipates it will become the busiest single-line station in the city.

“That’s a bit risky,” Birnbaum said. “If you’re going to take a cab or a bus, it takes a long time to get to that area, so they’re very dependent on the efficiency of the 7 line and the escalator system. Is that a risk I would take? I don’t know.”

‘Unsurpassed connections’

A spokeswoman for Related said that transit options are a strength, rather than a weakness, of the project.

“With unsurpassed connections to commuter rail service, the subway system, the West Side Highway, the Lincoln Tunnel and ferries along the Hudson River, Hudson Yards will minimize commute times from surrounding neighborhoods when compared to Midtown destinations,” said Joanna Rose, who also listed Penn Station, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the West 30th Street heliport.

“The new subway station was built with the Hudson Yards commercial and residential development in mind,” said MTA spokesman Shams Tarek. It “has plenty of capacity for what’s expected to come, not to mention the fact that there are about a dozen bus lines serving the area and many people working here are expected to walk.”

So, transit may turn out to be the project’s Achilles’ heel or its best feature. Either way, Hudson Yards is showing that big tenants are focused on the types of amenities they’re offering.

“Landlords who are having tenants move out of their buildings to go to these new developments, when they’re faced with a large block of space, are investing money to make them more relevant,” said Bill Montana, a senior managing director at real estate firm Savills Studley. “That money can include a lobby, it can include retail, it can include amenities, it can include technology, it can include adding things like conference centers and flexible workspace solutions.”

Early birds

Like many major office developments, tenants who signed early got the best deals. Average asking rents in Hudson Yards held at about $85 a square foot through the second quarter of 2018, according to CBRE. That’s about in line with midtown. Then growth began to accelerate, jumping to $126.02 a square foot in the third quarter, or roughly double the average rent in downtown Manhattan.

Once an industrial wasteland devoid of shops and office workers, the area now commands the second-highest office rents in Manhattan, Savills Studley said in a fourth-quarter report.

“When Hudson Yards first came online, they did cheap deals to entice people to be the first early adopters,” Montana said. “That’s a common mechanism for developers to use — give an early occupant a really good deal to build momentum, and then once you’ve got momentum, you can increase prices.”

Now that the bargains have disappeared at Hudson Yards, tenants that are still in the market for space may be more willing to look elsewhere in the city or stay put, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jeffrey Langbaum said.

“Rents have actually increased over there to the point where it’s no longer a pricing advantage to lease space in Hudson Yards versus elsewhere in the city,” Langbaum said. “There are definitely data points that are showing a willingness of people to stay in core Midtown.”

JPMorgan rebuilds

JPMorgan Chase & Co., which considered a move to Hudson Yards, opted instead to tear down and rebuild its existing headquarters on Park Avenue in Midtown. Carlyle Group LP recently expanded its 15-year lease at One Vanderbilt, the 1,401-foot office tower that SL Green Realty Corp. is building. Both projects fell under the 2017 rezoning of Midtown East, which allowed developers to construct new, taller skyscrapers in exchange for upgrades to public spaces and transit.

Carlyle and JPMorgan are both adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, with five subway lines and commuter trains to northeast suburbs. By comparison, the World Trade Center site downtown has a dozen subway lines close by, plus Path trains to New Jersey.

Wherever companies locate, the emphasis is still on state-of-the-art space, said Mike Slattery, a senior research analyst at CBRE.

“Tenants who are interested in large blocks of space now have this new product to tour, whereas 10 years ago, it was really more of a game of musical chairs,” Slattery said. “It’s very clear that tenants in Manhattan are looking for new or like-new opportunities.”

Rent growth at Hudson Yards is already plateauing, especially as competition increases. In the area, developments are planned by Brookfield Properties, Tishman Speyer, and by Boston Properties Inc. in partnership with Moinian Group. The average asking rent in the neighborhood had fallen to $118.38 as of Feb. 1.

“When you have a lot of product in the same neighborhood, that generally doesn’t portend raising prices unless you’ve got unbelievable demand,” Montana said. “All the competition created by all that new product coming online typically is going to suppress price increases.”


          Actress Felicity Huffman released on $250,000 bond, forced to surrender passport amid college admissions scandal      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Actress Felicity Huffman was released on a $250,000 bond and was ordered to surrender her passport on Tuesday, following her arrest resulting from the FBI's college-admissions investigation.
  • Huffman's real-estate assets were reportedly valued "in excess of $20 million," and the actress was estimated to have $4 million in immediate funds, according to prosecutors.
  • Huffman was among the nearly 50 people who were charged in the FBI's investigation into a massive bribery, money laundering, and document fabrication scheme to get students admitted to elite colleges.

Actress Felicity Huffman was released on a $250,000 bond and ordered to surrender her passport on Tuesday, following her arrest that resulted from the FBI's college-admissions investigation.

The "Desperate Housewives" and "American Crime" actress appeared in federal court in Los Angeles for around 12 minutes with her husband, actor William Macy, according to CBS News correspondent Steve Futterman.

Huffman's real estate assets were reportedly valued "in excess of $20 million," and the actress was estimated to have $4 million in immediate funds, according to prosecutors.

Huffman was among the nearly 50 people who were charged in the FBI's investigation of a massive bribery, money laundering, and document fabrication scheme designed to get students admitted to colleges. Court documents revealed that college athletic coaches were bribed and college entrance exams were doctored as part of the alleged scheme.

Huffman is accused of participating in the "cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter" by making what was described as a "charitable contribution" of $15,000, according to the criminal complaint. Huffman is also accused of planning to make the same arrangement for her younger daughter before backing out.

Macy, the star of Showtime's "Shameless," was not indicted.

SEE ALSO: Here's the full list of people charged in the college-admissions cheating scandal

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The deadline to RSVP for the 2019 Lincoln Day Dinner is Monday, March 18. The dinner is sponsored by the Nodaway County Republican Committee and will be at the Country Side Bistro, 33618 State Highway H, Skidmore. Featured speaker is Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe. Registration begins at 5:30 pm, buffet at 6 pm and program

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You've heard the uproar — conservatives are being censored on social media! But... are they? The short answer is no. The long answer is this week's podcast, with Lincoln Network policy head Zach Graves joining us for a discussion about the misinformation, hyperbole and general ridiculousness surrounding supposed social media bias.
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A Kentucky teenager sued CNN on Tuesday for defamation, saying the cable network falsely conveyed to viewers that he was the "face of an unruly hate mob" confronting a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January.

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There are those who postponed long-distance travel and decided to visit Chicago. Since this city is located centrally in the U.S., this makes it an attractive tourism option. Other than its feasible location, Chicago also showcases lots of attractive tourist’s destinations as well as activities that travelers can enjoy. Read this article to get a glimpse of the diverse tourist attractions showcased by Chicago.


As Christmas vacation is nearing, multitude of families are already revving up their preparations for their vacation travel and Chicago is among their top pick. One thing that makes the city attractive to tourists is the numerous fun-filled destinations which are amenable for both kids and adults. 

Chicago is considered as the Windy City of the United States of America. Up to the present, there are still millions of tourists who keep on returning to Chicago because of the numerous tourist attractions it has. Meanwhile, some travelers keep on returning to the city simply because they want to partake not only the beautiful landscapes that it has but they also intend to experience their culture, hospitality, activities and food. With the wide range of scenic attractions and activities from which to choose from, Chicago is definitely one tourist spot that travelers can enjoy. Listed below are some of the scenic attractions of Chicago.


1. Travelers can have a tour at Adler Planetarium situated in Lake Shore Drive of Museum Campus. The planetarium houses lots of exhibits, interactive adventures and historical books. 
2. You can also take your loved ones to the John Hancock Center. This is believed to be the 12th tallest edifice on earth with has 100 floors. The building contains commercial offices, dining spaces, ice rinks, apartments and hotels. This is also the perfect place to get a bird’s eye view of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
3. You can also bring your loved ones and kids to the different museums in Chicago such as the Chicago Historical Society and the Art Institute.

4. You can also visit the United Center. This is Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls' home. 
5. Chicago Theatre is the perfect destination of travelers and tourists who love to see concerts, plays and musicals. The theater houses more than 3,600 viewers.
6. If you want to see interesting things and more Chicago tourist attractions, then you can visit the Field Museum, the Navy Pier as well as the Lincoln Park Zoo.
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For Sale 1996 Fleetwood, Olympic Special, fourteen X70 mobile home in fair condition. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 full size bathrooms, and is located in the Cherokee Retreat Subdivision in Lincoln County. Trailer must be moved. For more information and pictures you can contact me by email or 907-301-XXXX...ThanksLocation: Lincolnton

          $8000 / Three BR - 980ft² - Fleetwood Mobile Home (Lincolnton ) Three BR bedroom (American Listed) $8,000      Cache   Translate Page      
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Been trying to research how to cross wire my lincoln spool gun (magnum sg) into my millermatic 252? not sure if its possible just wondering if anyone else here has attempted this. i do have the miller male connector end with pins. there is 6 wires on the spool gun end. Thanks, Garrett
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          самоходные сварочные агрегаты TWM-180 TRYBERG      Cache   Translate Page      
Продажа в наличии 2014 г. самоходный сварочный агрегат на гусеничном ходу TWM-180 TRYBERG
Мощность двигателя 180 л.с., генератор STAMFORD 125 кВА (100 кВт), питание до 4-х сварочных инверторов типа DC-400 Lincoln Electric. Кран манипулятор HIAB 3.2 тонны, вылет стелы 7.8 метра, предназначен для работы с тяжелыми сварочными палатками.
Габариты 6050х2470х3050. Вес 10500 кг. (11500 кг с установленными инверторами). Инверторы в цену не входят, устанавливаются под заказ или заказчиком самостоятельно.
Современное решение при строительстве трубопроводов, самоходный сварочный агрегат TWM-180, единая силовая установка на движение и генерацию, полногидравлический привод, крановая установка HIAB для работы с тяжелыми палатками. Опыт работы: более 5 лет эксплуатации в Российских условиях. Высокая надежность при оптимальной цене - дешевле устаревших сварочных агрегатов типа АСТ УЭТ МСН. Эксплуатируется в регионах: ХМАО, ЯНАО, Башкортостан, Ленинградская обл., Томская обл. и др. (Надым, Новый Уренгой, Томск, Санкт-Петербург, Уфа, Пыть-Ях, Сургут и тп)


          передвижной сварочный агрегат TWM-180 TRYBERG на 4 поста Lincoln DC-400 или аналоги      Cache   Translate Page      
Продажа в наличии TWM-180 TRYBERG - современный передвижной самоходный многопостовый сварочный агрегат на гусеничном ходу (тракторный).
- до 4 сварочных постов (сварочные инверторы типа Lincoln Electric DC-400, INVERTEC V-350pro, Invertec STT II STT2 STT-2) или аналоги (ручная сварка корня, сварка заполняющих и облицовочных слоев порошковыми самозащитными проволоками Innershield, Pipeliner, возможна комбинированная комплектация,
- двигатель Cummins 6BTA5.9-C180 (180 л.с.),
- генератор STAMFORD UCI27 (112 кВт 202А 140 кВА)
- розетки 380V/10 kWt и 220V/10 kWt)
- кран манипулятор HIAB ST083-032 г/п 3.2 тонны, вылет стелы 7.8 м (предназначен для работы с тяжелыми сварочными палатками, грузоподъемных работ).
- гидрофицированное лифтовое крепление для 8 шт. газовых баллонов
- габариты 6330х2470х3050.
- вес 11 т.
6 лет эксплуатации в российских условиях.
TWM-180 значительно превосходит по надежности и по характеристикам устаревшие: передвижные сварочные агрегаты на шасси трелевочного трактора МСН-10 ТТ-4М (типа АСТ-4).
Эксплуатируется в регионах: ХМАО, ЯНАО, Башкортостан, Ленинградская обл., Томская обл. и др.
Основные преимущества самоходного сварочного агрегата TWM-180:
- стабильные параметры тока, не требует перерыва на охлаждение
- единая силовая установка, экологический класс 2 (неприхотлив к качеству топлива, традиционный ТНВД и форсунки)
- небольшой вес (10 т) и допустимые дорожные габариты (ширина 2470 мм) упрощают автоперевозку, удешевляют вдвое транспортировку по жд.
- крановая установка с большим грузовым моментом, для работы с современными "тяжелыми" сварочными палатками.
- простое управление движением (одним джойстиком)

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          передвижной сварочный агрегат TWM-180 TRYBERG на 4 поста Lincoln DC-400 или аналоги      Cache   Translate Page      
Продажа в наличии TWM-180 TRYBERG - современный передвижной самоходный многопостовый сварочный агрегат на гусеничном ходу (тракторный).
- до 4 сварочных постов (сварочные инверторы типа Lincoln Electric DC-400, INVERTEC V-350pro, Invertec STT II STT2 STT-2) или аналоги (ручная сварка корня, сварка заполняющих и облицовочных слоев порошковыми самозащитными проволоками Innershield, Pipeliner, возможна комбинированная комплектация,
- двигатель Cummins 6BTA5.9-C180 (180 л.с.),
- генератор STAMFORD UCI27 (112 кВт 202А 140 кВА)
- розетки 380V/10 kWt и 220V/10 kWt)
- кран манипулятор HIAB ST083-032 г/п 3.2 тонны, вылет стелы 7.8 м (предназначен для работы с тяжелыми сварочными палатками, грузоподъемных работ).
- гидрофицированное лифтовое крепление для 8 шт. газовых баллонов
- габариты 6330х2470х3050.
- вес 11 т.
6 лет эксплуатации в российских условиях.
TWM-180 значительно превосходит по надежности и по характеристикам устаревшие: передвижные сварочные агрегаты на шасси трелевочного трактора МСН-10 ТТ-4М (типа АСТ-4).
Эксплуатируется в регионах: ХМАО, ЯНАО, Башкортостан, Ленинградская обл., Томская обл. и др.
Основные преимущества самоходного сварочного агрегата TWM-180:
- стабильные параметры тока, не требует перерыва на охлаждение
- единая силовая установка, экологический класс 2 (неприхотлив к качеству топлива, традиционный ТНВД и форсунки)
- небольшой вес (10 т) и допустимые дорожные габариты (ширина 2470 мм) упрощают автоперевозку, удешевляют вдвое транспортировку по жд.
- крановая установка с большим грузовым моментом, для работы с современными "тяжелыми" сварочными палатками.
- простое управление движением (одним джойстиком)

Город: Челябинск

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          Kaitlyn Joy's Likes 2014      Cache   Translate Page      
Christmas is around the corner and some of you have already asked what she likes. I've been procrastinating, sorry. I'm going to break the list into two groups with the last being the shortest. Group #1 are the things she enjoys, loves, plays with or reads most often. Group #2 will be things she says she says she likes, but just to be honest with you I don't believe they'll hold her interest for long. I've purchased enough of group #2 over the years to shy away from them this year.  Just a warning this will be picture heavy.

Group #1

  • My child is a science freak. She finds animal facts, the solar system, and science experiments all fascinating.


 We were at Target recently and found these fun science experiments. Of course Kaitlyn Joy was immediately drawn to them.


  • My child loves to read. This summer she read 2400 minutes timed plus additional minutes on her own. These are some of the series she loves.

 She has this Thea Stilton book plus And The Chocolate Sabotage. They are the girly Geronimo Stilton books.


 Judy Moody, Amelia Bedelia, and Nancy Clancy books have been great readers. She doesn't own any of the books, but we've borrowed some from the library.
Her prize for reading I believe eight books and giving the names of people she would recommend them to and why, Barnes and Noble gave her The Never Girls book #1.

Other books I don't have pictures of that she's been interested in, but hasn't read are:
I Survived... (series) They're books about historical events like the shark attacks of 1916, hurricane Katrina and the Titanic.

Who Was? and What Is? books. She recently got Who Was Abraham Lincoln and Who Was Louis Braille, but hasn't had a chance to read them yet.

She loves The Magic Tree House book series, but we don't collect those because there are over 50 in the series. She's currently on #38, but has already read #39 (oops). Once upon a time we talked about buying these books and we both agreed it's better to just borrow them from the library. #38 is about Leonardo da Vinci.

Our no read book series at this time is Junie B. Jones. They're written like a first grader talks. Some think this is fine, but if you read a lot you know you tend to think and sometimes talk like the current book you're reading. I want to improve her vocabulary, not pull it down.

  • Legos! It should come as no surprise that she loves Legos given Neal and I both loved them as kids. She still plays with the chunky Legos that are for 1-5 year olds. Finally the Lego company wised up to the fact that girls enjoy Legos too and they want them to have adventures. They currently have a jungle rescue line that incorporate two things Kaitlyn Joy loves: Legos and animals. Win-win! They also have Superheros, the Lego Movie and other fun things like horse stables and camping sets.

  • My child loves pajamas. I'm not sure what her fascination is, but if they have pajama bottoms or feet in them she's all over it. She'll ask in the middle of summer if she can wear her footy pajamas to bed. Sure, why not? It was only 102 today.

These Pj's have the bonus of being My Little Pony. She's definitely a My Little Pony fan. She likes basically anything they're on. By the way, she wears a size 8 so we buy her 10's.

  • Like most girls in the US she likes most anything Frozen. Unless it's Olaf or Sven she doesn't care for Frozen dolls of any sort, but she loves all the other merchandise like shirts, cups, necklaces, ect. This school year, after a lot of hunting and finally placing an order with Toys R Us, she has a Frozen lunchbox. She wanted a Frozen backpack, but settled for adding patches of Elsa and Anna to her backpack. Of course while sewing the princesses on I had to also add Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony.

 
  • To say my child likes to play XBox 360 is an understatement.

She has been wanting these games. She has most Lego games, but not these two.

We've actually pre-ordered the XBox 360 Disney Infinity 2.0 with Merida (from Brave) and Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch) with a bonus character of Aladdin. Our plan was to give it to her for Christmas. Well wouldn't you know my child would decide she no longer wanted the Girl of the Year from American Girl now that she's about $2 away from getting the doll and her cat. Noooo, she wants to buy a Disney Infinity 2.0. So there goes the Christmas present. I'll just have her pay for it once it comes in.
With the Disney Infinity... thing (can you tell I know what I'm talking about) you buy characters and place them on the game board and magically they appear on the game screen. This little guy, whom I know nothing about (neither does Kaitlyn Joy), is actually sitting on the board. You can buy all different kinds of Disney characters like the two main characters in Candy Crush and Frozen.

Group #2
If you remember this is the short group of things she says she wants, but I don't believe will last long. It's actually only two things and they're related. I was quite surprised how much the bigger one is. Not. Going. To. Happen.
 This leg hiking dog is $100 or more. Ouch!
 Zoomer's puppy Zuppy is a more reasonable $35.

Blogger isn't enjoying all my picture flooding seeing how they keep making me slowly work each photo down from the top so this concludes Kaitlyn Joy's Likes 2014. I believe I've shared them all anyway. =)

One last random note, her favorite... superhero is Batman, My Little Pony is Rainbow Dash, and color is light blue.

          Tuning Your Instrument      Cache   Translate Page      
We are living music
Music playing light, or
Light playing music
Light/Love, Love/Light   (Love = Gravity, Light = Energy) - sounds a lot like E=MC2

Converging people, technologies, experiences
(Don Pierce's Micoy, holographic imaging, Star Trek holodeck, solid combined sound with hologram?)
Hal Putoff, ran remote viewing program for US, is a friend to Greg D.
   More will be revealed about several exciting developments of "new" technologies, connected to our own
    built-in capabilities - for a sample visit Ames Global Summit

My brother Mark's last message, written in a small notebook "I hear music."
My friend Steve, the musician in England has been emphatic about sound being as important as the breath.

As a teenager, I would get this feeling/knowing, "there is something very important in the music."
"Hu" "Om" - toning, humming.

What we are doing is clearing the dust from our instruments, vibrational disharmonies from our bodies as
     living instruments
Cory and Michael's machine, harmonizing the collective vibrational soup (Ames Global Summit)
The conference call between Desmond, Cory and Michael seems to have set up a resonance that this
     message is flowing to me through
My experience in Colombia in 2009, with Archangel Metatron, the Whirling Dervish Dance (Sufi)
Spiraling, pulsating, vibrating movements, flows, drumming (I met Sarah at a drumming circle at Sunset Beach, Rock Island, IL  June 11, 2011)
Our words are notes into the collective symphony
Remembering (Socrates) it seems our cellular memory, the musical tones are awakening reconnecting us

These days when Sarah is with Lincoln, or when I give her a massage, she "sighs", in a very calming beautiful tone, in spite of the energetic challenges that we are facing day to day as this "human reality" that we have been living in appears to be crumbling.

The Human 2.0 Software, appears to be connected to this "harmonizing"
   Clearing the "thoughtmosphere" to allow ourselves to express our music without all of the mental noise
"Noise" - external physical noise is related to our use of "explosive" energy, rather than natural "vortexual" energy, all of the other loud sounds, electricity, Haarp, WiFi, Cell phones, toxins, etc., etc.
"Clearing the Air"

The Practices of the Reverence for Life University help us learn to play our living music. Because Life is an expression of music, and the song will always play. Our efforts need only focus on better expressing our own symphony, our physical bodies are literally living, light, musical instruments of the One Infinite Creator. With The Practic we can improve our ability to play our own living, musical, light score that expresses itself as earth, air, fire, water and ether and is experienced as images, sounds, tastes, textures and smells.

Explanation/description of my experience with this message:

I woke up fully at 2:30 with this theme of "Music and Light". I was very happy, and assured. It felt like I had been given a key. I was very excited and came to Sarah (while she was deep in sleep, I didn't fully wake her) to share with her the simple message of the first two lines of this Sharing.

Now as I type it up, it may not make sense to everyone. However, in my experience there are convergences of people, ideas, books, synchronicities, Spirits, and a vast collapsing of energies, timelines and dimensions that are happening right now.

We all know when we hear a beautiful tune. We can know if we are allowing our Music and Light to play a beautiful song - it will feel good! That is our barometer. Much of our external conditioning, and experiences have not effectively led us to this knowing. However, the bio-feedback we receive is dependable (primarily centered in our tummy/solar plexus/bread basket). It communicates clearly. All we must do is heed it.

So much of what we Share at the Reverence for Life University is to bring us back center with our body's perfection, and ability to show us when we are going off course, from our most satisfying and secure experience. Quieting the mind, or, subduing the intellect and imagination can require diligence. However, the rewards more than outweigh the efforts.

There are a number of Practices at the Reverence for Life University that can assist. Conscious Body Language, Conscious Deep Breathing (pdf), Breath TappingScience of Self Actualization.

The most recent addition is The Human 2.0 Software that was inspired while I was reading Steve Jobs biography.

This particular essay was "downloaded" while I was reading a book that my brother Mark left behind, Bringers of the Dawn: teachings from the Pleiadians by Barbara Marciniak




          Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is better-known by Americans than the highest-ranking House Republican and some of Trump's most important cabinet members      Cache   Translate Page      

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

  • New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is better-known than most of the highest-ranking lawmakers and most powerful cabinet secretaries in Washington, according to a new INSIDER poll. 
  • After just over two months in office, Ocasio-Cortez is more than 15 times as well-known as the longest-serving congressional Republican, Rep. Don Young. 
  • Among top lawmakers in Washington polled by INSIDER, just three — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — are more well-known than Ocasio-Cortez. 

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is better-known than some of the highest-ranking lawmakers and most powerful cabinet secretaries in Washington, according to a new INSIDER poll conducted on SurveyMonkey audience this past weekend.

Nearly 53% of Americans said they're familiar with the 29-year-old democratic socialist — more than twice the number who are familiar with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top-ranking House Republican. 

After just over two months in office, Ocasio-Cortez is also more than twice as well-known as Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the longest-serving Democrat in Congress, and more than 15 times as well-known as the longest-serving Republican in Congress, Alaska Rep. Don Young. 

Meanwhile, the Bronx native is better known than four of the most powerful cabinet secretaries. 

About 47% of Americans are familiar with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, about 26% are aware of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, about 10% are familiar with acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, and just under 5% are familiar with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. Overall, those four individuals oversee some of the largest bureaucracies in the US government. 

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Of the people included on the survey, just three top lawmakers in Washington — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer  — are better known than Ocasio-Cortez.

Pelosi is best known — around three-quarters of Americans are familiar with her, while about 58% know who McConnell is and 56% are familiar with Schumer.

13% of Americans said they did not recognize any of the names on INSIDER's list.

Ocasio-Cortez became an overnight celebrity when she stunned the political world last June by beating veteran Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary. The millennial political newcomer continued to build her fame with her active social media presence. Her Twitter following has ballooned from 60,000 on the day of her June 26 primary to 3.5 million by early March.

A mural depicting the face of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is displayed on a wall in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan in February 2019.

The freshman lawmaker's name recognition is likely also a result of the outsize attention she's received from the media. In particular, Ocasio-Cortez has quickly caught up to Pelosi as one of the main subjects of articles from conservative media outlets, including Fox News and the Daily Caller. 

Other polling this year found similar results concerning Ocasio-Cortez's name recognition. 

An early February CNN poll found that nearly 60% of Americans had an opinion about Ocasio-Cortez — 27% viewed her positively while 32% viewed her negatively.

And a January Morning Consult/Politico survey found that Ocasio-Cortez was better known than several likely 2020 presidential candidates, including Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar, and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke. The poll found that conservatives formed opinions about Ocasio-Cortez more quickly than Democrats and independents did. 

In order to get a sense of Ocasio-Cortez's relative popularity, INSIDER asked Americans whether they had heard of a handful of high-ranking politicians and cabinet members. The list included the House and Senate leaderships for both parties, the longest-serving member in each chamber, and four of President Donald Trump's cabinet members who oversee large parts of the federal bureaucracy.

For comparison, we also included Rep. Jim Jordan, an outspoken Republican who helps lead the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus and recently drew headlines during former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's hearing. 15% of those surveyed said they were familiar with Jordan.

SurveyMonkey Audience polls from a national sample balanced by census data of age and gender. Respondents are incentivized to complete surveys through charitable contributions. Generally speaking, digital polling tends to skew toward people with access to the internet. SurveyMonkey Audience doesn't try to weight its sample based on race or income. Total 1,082 respondents collected March 10, 2019, a margin of error plus or minus 3.12 percentage points with a 95% confidence level.

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          An entrepreneur who's running for president explains how he'd give every American $1,000 a month and solve the 'fake news' problem      Cache   Translate Page      

Andrew Yang

  • Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
  • He's passionate about providing every American with a universal basic income of $1,000 a month, saying that would help the working class adjust to an increasingly automated economy.
  • Yang recently spoke with INSIDER's politics editor, Anthony Fisher, about universal basic income, foreign policy, and his plans to support local journalism and battle "fake news," remake America's healthcare system, and overcome his low name recognition and get on the nationally televised debate stages starting in June.

Andrew Yang is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president on a platform built on giving every American a universal basic income — which he called a "freedom dividend" — of $1,000 a month. His website outlines an unusually robust and specific set of policies on everything from healthcare to marijuana legalization to paying NCAA athletes.

Yang, 44, is an entrepreneur most notable for founding Venture for America, a fellowship program that matches recent college graduates with startups across the country. He's also the author of "The War on Normal People: The Truth about America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income is Our Future."

Yang recently spoke with INSIDER's politics editor, Anthony Fisher, about universal basic income, foreign policy, and his plans to support local journalism and battle "fake news," remake America's healthcare system, and overcome low name recognition and get on the nationally televised debate stages starting in June.

Editor's note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. You can watch a portion of it on "Business Insider Today."

Anthony Fisher: There's a number of high-profile Democratic candidates who are getting immediate, widespread media attention. How do you plan to compete with them?

Andrew Yang: The truth is most Americans are not paying any attention to the 2020 election right now. If they see anything, they just see a graphic with a whole crowd of faces on the TV screen. So people are going to start tuning in in earnest when the debates start, and I'm going to be there. And the great thing is this campaign's growing organically all the time, and we're going to peak when it's most important.

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Fisher: How do you plan on getting on the debate stage?

Yang: The Democratic National Committee has already announced that criteria to make the debate stage. We're going to meet both of them, and you only need to meet one.

The first criteria is polling at 1% either nationally or in the early states, and we're already polling at 1% nationally, according to Monmouth. And the second criteria is getting 65,000 individual contributors by May 15. We're at about 46,000. We're getting another 1,500 a day and should be past the 65,000-donor threshold in about a month.

So I'm going to be on the debate stage in June and July.

Andrew Yang 2020

Fisher: What's the one issue that you'd like to be known for?

Yang: We're in the midst of automating away the most common jobs in our economy. And the reason why Donald Trump's our president today is that we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, all the swing states. And we're about to do the same thing to millions of retail jobs, call-center jobs, fast-food jobs, truck-driving jobs, and on and on.

So my signature policy proposal's that every American should receive $1,000 a month in a freedom dividend to be able to make adjustments for the future and manage this transition.

Fisher: So that's universal basic income. Why do you think that would be better than, say, a jobs guarantee?

Yang: Well, a universal basic income is much, much easier to administer and much more powerful and effective to getting resources into people's hands.

Let's say tomorrow the federal government said, "We're going to administer a jobs guarantee." Does that mean millions of Americans will wake up and say, "Oh, I know where I'm going: I'm going to go to that job." Of course not. You'd have to set up this massive bureaucracy and infrastructure. What are the jobs? What if someone doesn't like their job? What if someone's not working out? Is this really the way we want Americans to have to be able to feed themselves?

So if you're going to make a move and you're going to make it actually work on a reasonable timeframe, a universal basic income is a much more powerful and effective way to go.

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Fisher: You've proposed several initiatives built around massive cash infusions for journalism, especially local journalism. Can you talk a little bit about that?

Yang: Over 1,200 local newspapers have gone out of business in the past number of years because they relied upon classified ads that now no longer exist in the age of Craigslist. So the local papers die and then democracy does not function as well, because if you have no idea what's happening in your town, how can you vote? Studies have shown that in those situations voters tend to go more towards extremes, and democracy suffers. So if you believe in democracy, then you have to believe in local journalism.

Local journalism does not have any market support right now. We as a country should come together and say, "We need to find a new business model" — let's say a public-private partnership that's operating in conjunction with local organizations, perhaps the local library, perhaps some of the local businesses or the municipal government.

If we think journalism is important — if we think democracy's important — we should come up with a new sustainable runway for these newspapers.

Fisher: You've also proposed the creation of a Federal Communications Commission ombudsman that would punish news outlets for running "fake news." Can you talk a little bit about that?

Yang: If you look at the threats to our democracy, one of them is rampant misinformation.

It's one thing to make a mistake — we all make mistakes — but it's another thing to purposely try and misinform a segment of the American public to undermine our democracy. And right now, foreign actors are doing that. We know that the Russians have tens of thousands of bots that are just spreading various rumors.

We can't just throw up our hands and say, "Well, I guess that's just the way it's going to be." You need to have some sort of penalty for purposely spreading false information. The British already do this: They already have an ombudsman who comes and says, "This stuff was untrue, and you knew it was untrue," and then there's some sort of penalty associated with that.

Fisher: The FCC inherently has a political tilt. It has five commissioners, and whichever party the president is in, three will be from that party. What would you say to someone concerned about the idea of an FCC ombudsman being subject to political interests and biases?

Yang: You have to gauge various risk-reward scenarios. What's the greater risk at this point: that we just aren't sure what's true, or that there's going to be some government agency that somehow becomes overly politicized to a point where it somehow washes out all objective journalism? I suggest the first one is a much more real concern right now. And at this point with the internet, it'd be very, very hard for any government agency to do more than just nibble at the edges of a particular set of political viewpoints.

Fisher: Even under a Trump administration which regularly disparages legitimate news outlets as fake news? If Trump had an ombudsman available to him, would there be the possibility of abusing that authority?

Yang: I struggle to see it. Let's say that this ombudsman then went and said, "Hey, New York Times, you reported on this," and The New York Times was like, "It's actually true." It's not that there's no process involved — as long as you can present the facts and say, "Our reporting is objective," then it's not like you're just going to be arbitrarily punished. As you said, it's not perfect.

Fisher: There was a BuzzFeed News story earlier this year that seemed to implicate the president in impeachable crimes. Then Robert Mueller's office took the extraordinary step of saying the story is not accurate. If Trump had the power to say that is fake news, again, could an FCC ombudsman for fake news be something that could be abused by a bad actor in office?

Yang: I think that the potential for that sort of abuse is much lower than people imagine. This is not an age where there are three or four TV networks — at this point, there are tens of thousands of news outlets, and it would be virtually impossible for the government to meaningfully suppress journalism.

Fisher: You've proposed sunsetting old laws. Can you talk a little bit about why this issue is important to you?

Yang: America's legal code is filled with laws that are written and then never go away. Some of these laws stopped making sense years ago, but there's just no mechanism to reexamine them and say, "Does this regulation still make sense? Does it still serve a useful public purpose?"

So if laws are important, then they would be renewed. But if a law has outlived its usefulness, then there should be some kind of mechanism for us to examine it and say, "This law shouldn't be on the books anymore because it doesn't make any sense."

Fisher: You're for "Medicare for All," but you've also described the ideal system as one that provides "holistic care." Can you explain what that is?

Yang: We're in the worst of all situations, where we're spending twice as much as other countries on healthcare for the worst results.

As a CEO and business owner, I know our healthcare system makes it harder to hire. It makes it harder to treat people as full-time employees, because you always want to just treat them as contractors. It makes it harder to start a business. It makes it harder for people to switch jobs.

Right now it's this massive impediment on our economy, and it's immoral, the fact that if we get sick or injured we're more stressed out about trying to navigate the system than we are with getting well. We need to move to a single-payer system, particularly because right now 94% of new jobs are temporary gig or contract jobs — they don't have healthcare benefits. So tying healthcare to employment makes less and less sense.

In terms of holistic medicine, there are different approaches to getting well. And it's not that there's any one discipline that has all the answers. So if someone wants to seek care from a practitioner or a discipline that may work for them, they should have the freedom to do so.

Fisher: To touch on foreign policy: We still have a military presence in Afghanistan, Iraq, as well as a small presence in Syria. As president, how would you manage the military in these hotspots?

Yang: I think we have to examine each of them, and if we have forces there, we ask, "What are they accomplishing? What is the timeframe? How does it improve upon our ability to achieve certain goals?" And then if you reach a conclusion that we are not actually going to further our goals, then you pull them out to the extent possible.

In the big picture, the US has deluded itself into thinking it could get things done in various parts of the world that have ended up costing hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of American lives and tens of thousands of civilian lives, sometimes to very unclear benefits. So one of my big ideas is going to try to be more restrained and judicious in our foreign policy.

I think our foreign policy actually reflects how we're doing at home, and we're not doing well at home. If you look at our numbers domestically, our life expectancy is declining for the last three years because of a surge in suicides and drug overdoses — like, the depths of despair, mental-health crises. We're falling apart and disintegrating at home. And so our foreign policy ends up seeming unreliable and erratic to many of our long-standing allies, and those things are very much connected.

To me, the way we become stronger abroad and have a more sustained foreign-policy agenda is if we're more strong and whole at home.

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Fisher: Another foreign-policy hotspot that is becoming an issue for quite a few 2020 candidates is the crisis in Venezuela. As president, would you recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president?

Yang: My goal as president would be to help assist the Venezuelan people in any way we can — any sort of humanitarian intervention that would help ease the suffering.

I do not think it's the US's place to engage in regime change. Our track record on making decisions for other countries is very, very uneven at best. So certainly if there's anything we can do to support on a humanitarian level, I'd be eager to do it, but I don't think we should be choosing other nations' leaders.

Fisher: To be clear, the National Assembly, which is basically the last legitimately democratically elected body in Venezuela, decided that Guaidó is the legitimate leader of the country. And the United States, along with about 50 other countries, have agreed to recognize him as such. As US president, would you recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president?

Yang: Yes, I'd recognize him. I just wouldn't militarily intervene to depose Nicolás Maduro and insert him.

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Fisher: Most Americans aren't familiar with you at this point. What do you want them to know about you as a person?

Yang: I think the main thing is that I'm a parent. I'm running for office because I see what's happening to our country in terms of artificial intelligence's near-term impact on American workers, and I don't want to raise my kids in a country that is falling apart — I want to raise them in a country that I'm still excited about and proud of, that resembles the country I grew up in myself and the country my parents came here to form a better life for myself and my brother.

The big theme of this era is that if we continue to see ourselves as inputs into a machine of capital efficiency, we're going to lose on an epic, historic, catastrophic scale to artificial intelligence, software, robots, and things that can do things much more cheaply and efficiently than any of us can. It's not that a radiologist was somehow bad at school; it's just that artificial intelligence can see shades of gray that human eyes cannot and can reference millions of films.

So we're in a race right now that we cannot win, and our only path forward is to start reshaping our economy around us — make it so that the economy serves us instead of us being inputs into the machine.

If we succeed in this, then we can give rise to a human-centered economy, a trickle-up economy, from people, families, and communities up. It would be an immense catalyst to entrepreneurship and arts and creativity and service and humanities and nurturing and everything else — if we were just to start valuing ourselves intrinsically and declare a dividend for all Americans of $1,000 a month.

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          Dear Jewish-American Leftists: It’s Time For a Talk      Cache   Translate Page      

From one Jew to another. From one parent/grandparent to another. From one who utters “Never Again!” to another. From one witnessing the vile anti-Semitic floats in Belgian parades to another. From one in horror watching the U.K. descend into 100 monthly anti-Semitic incidents to another. And from one seeing, in disbelief, the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. to another. We may not agree on much else, but this outrage we have in common.

You are the resounding 72-74% majority of the 5.4 Million American Jewry who have backed the Democratic Party since the sun has risen in the East. We get it; you’re for minority rights because you will forever identify as a minority. You’re forever for JFK , even though his brand of liberalism is long gone and has actually morphed into modern conservatism. You’re forever for FDR, even though it was the Republican Ronald Reagan who delivered approximately 3,000,000 Soviet Jews from bondage of Anti-Semitic leftist oppression.

The Democratic Party of the 1950s was the party of the underdog, and you’re forever the underdog, in your mind, in your memory and by virtue of our tiny demographic. Your parents and grandparents have been married to the Democratic party since before you were born, and you can’t let go of what has been engrained in you with mother’s milk. Understandable.

Today is 2019, not the 1950s. And after the devastating failure of your Party to stand with you (as Jews) unequivocally against the rabid Nazi-era anti-Semitism of Democratic Congresswoman Omar, you stand in the final hour of a critical decision, depleted of all excuses for your political loyalty. And you know it.

We’re in the Situation Room of the 11th hour. Let’s connect all the dots together.

First, your history:

• At the UN, your favorite President Barack Obama, famously called for Israel to return to 1967 Borders. You said nothing and continued to exalt his virtue. 
• The same man orchestrated UN’s resolution #2334, de facto proclaiming most of Israel illegitimate in Jewish hands. You said nothing and continued to exalt his virtue. 
• On his way out of office, the same Democratic POTUS released a whopping $150 Billion to the mullahs of Iran who have a single clearly stated goal; washing Israel out to sea with their nukes. You said nothing and continued to sing the 44th praises. 
• You watched as Obama whispered to French President Sarkozy “…You are sick of him, but I have to work with him every day.”, mocking PM Benjamin Netenyahu of Israel. You said nothing and continued to applaud Obama. 
• You watched the spiraling souring of America-Israel relations under Obama’s leadership. You said nothing and continued the love affair with Obama. 
• You knew of Obama’s $350,000 interference in Israel’s national election to subvert the democratic process. You looked the other way and said nothing. 
• You never once heard the word “Jihad” leave Obama’s lips when describing Islamic terror attacks against Jews in France. You said nothing and continued to praise him in your liberal synagogues.

…Because Obama is your guy. Because he had the visible color of the underdog. Because the Democratic party is the perceived home of your ancestors.

Those ancestors are dead, but here is your record:

• President Donald Trump, by virtue of the American Embassy move, underscores Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. You instantly end your supine silence and find your voice in loud opposition to the most logical, lawful, courageous and Israel-loving politic. With trembling knees, you proclaim “he’s angering the Arabs” in your posturing speeches on Shul Bimahs, in schools, social media and in endless editorials. When WW3 failed to occur, you retreat back to your silence, having sufficiently defamed the President. 
• President Trump reaffirms a record-setting annual budget of $4 Billion to Israel, including a $200M increase in 2019, for the next 10 years for a total of $40 Billion. What do you do? You bash the President in choir with CNN. 
• President Trump defunds Israel-denying UNRWA. You continue to bash the President.
• President Trump defunds murderous Mahmoud Abbas to the tune of $250 Million per year. You continue to bash the President. 
• You watch Trump’s appointee Nikki Haley staunchly defend Israel at the UN, time and time again. Speaking against UN’s anti-Israel biases & infinite resolutions of condemnation, like no one has ever before, Trump’s envoy to the UN stuns the world with her courage. Yet you continue to bash the President. 
• President Trump stands alone against feckless Europe in ending the disastrous Obama era of Nuclear Appeasement with Iran, undoing the damage done by the your favorite ex-President. Ignoring this courageous unpopular move and Iran’s devotion to the annihilation of the Jewish people as its number one cause, you continue to bash the President. 
• In every State of the Union and UN address, you hear President Trump exalt Israel, condemn the Holocaust, and explicitdly exclaim the non-negotiated American support for Israel under his administration. Backed not by his words, but by his deeds! ….You? You continue to bash the President. 
Holocaust Survivors and American religious Jewry unreservedly embrace the President with warm support and voter presence. Speaking at Trump’s commemorations of Jewish events & important dates, celebrating Hannukah with singing and candle lighting by Trump grandchildren and children, in full view to the world from the White House. First occurrences ever in history! And you? You continue to bash the President. 
• You know of Trump Family long-standing personal financial support for Israel, Fred Trump’s designation of NY buildings for subsidization of Post-Holocaust Jews, complete with a funded synagogue inside. But you continue to bash the President. 
• In August of 2015, Donald Trump's own private jet carried a critically ill 3-year-old Jewish boy from California to New York for medical treatment, when commercial airline refused to fly him. You? You continue to bash the President. 
• You’ve even watched the First Daughter, The First observantly Jewish Daughter of the Oval Office (another first in history!) pray at Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, along with her father, the grandfather of this, de facto, First Jewish Family that every Friday night observes Shabbat. Amazingly, you continue to bash the President to the sound of the CNN drum. 
• You, the liberal Jews of America, continue to bash the man who has never once said, let alone done, anything remotely anti-Semitic. You go as far as partaking in discussions and events that compare Trump to Hitler and the KKK. You sign petitions and you echo the cherry-picked sound-bytes of MSNBC’s three-year smear campaign.

How you vote and what you do:

• You vote for the party of Louis Farrakhan, who only months ago called you “termites”! 
• You vote for the party whose elected politicians announce that you have duel loyalty, the oldest most vilifying anti-Semitic charge of genocidal racism.
• You vote for the party that can’t remove a repeatedly outspoken rabid anti-Semite from membership in the Foreign Affairs Committee, which sets policy with Israel and its friendly neighbors. 
• You vote for the party that dilutes and shoves its unhinged pre-Holocaust brand of anti-Semitism under the table, unable to pass a simple resolution against their hate of YOU. 
• While chanting anti-Trump slogans, you march with anti-Israel activitist Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, women who rub shoulders with Farakkhan & Al Sharpton, men who proclaim your children to be “Satanic Jews”. 
• You vote for the party of Bernie Sanders, the man who defends Omar’s anti-Semitism and Palestinian militancy against Israel’s citizens. The same Socialist Sanders who once falsely accused Israel of a 10,000 dead-Palestinians genocide. The same Sanders who thinks your children “standing in queues for food is a good idea”. 
• Astonishingly, you lend your vote to the party of BDS advocacy against Israel...!
• You stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who praises Jeremy Corbyn, accuses Israel of occupation, and now stands in official support of Congresswoman Omar. 
• You even vote for the party whose elected officials tell you (the Jews) that you and your ilk have “hypnotized the world”...! 
• You vote with the party whose elected official may be in violation of a federal statute for fundraising for two Muslim Brotherhood charities and its affiliates. Same officials who participate as keynote speakers at events for the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups IRUSA and CAIR. 
• You vote for the party whose loyal College Campus Academia ubiquitously advances anti-Israel positions & Israel Apartheid weeks, and writes endless editorial pages against Israel’s “aggression”. The piously liberal Academia that prevents Israeli speakers from speaking on campuses. The Academia that poisonously convinced your children that bashing Israel does not amount to anti-Semitism. 
• You vote for the party that morally equates Israel to terror groups and Islamic countries of horrendous human rights abuses. 
• You vote for the party whose right arm, the media, exalts the Palestinian cause vis-à-vis Hamas terror on Israeli borders and streets. 
• You vote “democrat” alongside anti-Israel groups like Jewish Voices for Peace, J-Street and George Soros. 
• You vote for the party, whose members tried to shamelessly tie the Pittsburgh murders to President Trump and even tried to prevent him from visiting the aftermath. 
• You voted for Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential for 2016, who by her own admission, was mentored by KKK member Senator Byrd. Photographed and videoed kissing the man while he was alive and proudly eulogizing him at his funeral. 
• You vote for the party that gave us the KKK, David Duke and white supremacy. All the while, relentlessly brainwashing the public to tie this Democrat evil to the Republicans. 
• You vote for the party that continues to ridicule and defame President Trump in order to keep the hate in you alive. 
• You vote for the party that unanimously voted against Lincoln’s abolishment of slavery, championed by the Republicans. 
• You vote for the party that stood against the 1964 Act for Civil Rights aimed to benefit American blacks. 
• You vote against the party (GOP) who elected first ever African American Senators. 
• You vote against the Republican Party that just championed and passed the anti-BDS measure with notable Democrats in dissent.

Going back to its Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow days, the beloved Democrat Party of your ancestors has always been a hotbed of antisemitism — a party that has, for decades, tolerated and feted Louis Farrakhan while embracing Rev. Al Sharpton. A Party that is now in the firm grip of Congresswomen Tlaib, Omar and AOC. A party that is breaking free from the hiding of its genetic antisemitism.

So it isn’t the disenfranchised, marginalized-by-all 10,000 white supremacists (your party’s own embryo) you should be worried about. It’s the sweeping reach of the politically “correct” anti-Semitic Democratic Party into our collective psyche, our culture, our schools, our social norms, and our public opinion you should be disturbed about. Millions of malleable minds ingesting normalized anti-Semitism is a far greater threat to your children’s future than a one-time march of a unanimously hated group of thugs.

Your Party has failed you. It failed everyone it pretends to champion with its empty but loud rhetoric: the middle class, the minorities and the poor. It has conditioned you to see yourself not as proud Jews, but as underdogs only, indoctrinated to believe in the Democratic Party’s deliverance, irrespective of its dismal track record. Like you, this is the brainwash much of Soviet Jewish citizenry under the Proletariat of the old Soviet Union bought into, only a few decades earlier.

“Divisive” is not the work of the most Jewish President U.S. of A. has ever elected, but the push of Democratic Party’s agenda that thrives on three wings of hate: “Blame it on the Evangelicals”, “Blame it on the Russians” and “Blame it on Trump”. The party which now officially and proudly adds the 4th wing of hate to their platform, the one that you can’t run from or double-talk against; “Blame it on the Jews”.

Your visceral hate has been meticulously cultivated by the daily brainwash of the Democratic Party’s liberal media. In 2016, the Democratic Party received a total donation of $1,020,816, given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks (NBC, CBS, ABC), while the Republican Party received only $142,863 via 193 donations from employees of these same organizations. And that's before we mention CNN and its boss who is toying with the idea of running for Democratic leadership. Are we tying the dots yet?

You stand with the party that has exhumed every hatred & division across racial & identity lines known to man. All to secure your loyalty and obedience as the perpetual underdog.

Today, in March 2019, you stand with the party that’s incapable of taking the smallest symbolic stand against anti-Semitism, let alone eradicate it from its ranks.

You stand with the party that stands against you.

You stand with the party that continues to elect Islamic and anti-Semitic politicians who propagate anti-Semitism proudly, even though your voter ballots are too few to matter to them in any election.

Yet, you stand against the party who takes up your cause and shows unequivocal support for Israel, and whose President wakes up to daily abuse for his pro-Israel, pro-Jewish stance, all despite your hate of him and your utterly insignificant voter power.

You’ve been duped. But believing a lie is easier than admitting you’ve been lied to. There’s no longer any ambiguity or defensibility of the Democratic Party and we all know it. They have sold you out, because your numbers are insignificant in the voting booth. And because another minority they can’t upset provides them with a much bigger voting block. You have a choice to continue on this path of self-desecration, dragging the rest of us to 1930s Germany with you, or you can walk away now, before the next election.

Your other option, to comfortably retreat right back into the lazy boy of your trembling Jewish knees and once again vote Democrat in 2020, still remains. Telling yourself the same old lie “Everyone is anti-Semitic. Why change?”

Just remember this; When you’re no longer at the dinner table, you’re on the menu. And you’re certainly no longer at the dinner table with the Democratic Party, Islam is.

What legacy are you leaving your grandchildren? The legacy of the new but all-too-familiar German Jews with heads in the sand? Or the legacy of the 21st Century American Maccabees? Your clock is running out.

As the majority block of the collective American Jewish vote, you have the power to determine how history and all our children judge us. Make the right choice.


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          League Two round-up: Lincoln open up a five-point gap after beating 10-man Oldham as MK Dons slip up      Cache   Translate Page      
Lincoln opened up a five-point gap at the top of Sky Bet League Two with a 2-0 home win against 10-man Oldham.
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          Lincoln University receives $1.1 million grant for new agriculture building - krcgtv.com      Cache   Translate Page      
Lincoln University receives $1.1 million grant for new agriculture building  krcgtv.com

The United States Department of Agriculture awarded Lincoln University a grant totaling more than $1. 1 million officials said on Tuesday. The grant will be used ...


          Kailyn Lowry's Ex-Husband Javi Marroquin Says She Calls Him 'D**k' All the Time      Cache   Translate Page      
In the latest episode of 'Teen Mom 2', Kailyn calls her ex-husband a 'd**k' for putting his girlfriend's name as their son Lincoln's other parent on a soccer form.
          Bill to increase notice of unpaid property taxes advances      Cache   Translate Page      

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to increase notification requirements for home- and landowners whose property taxes are delinquent.

The measure won first-round approval Tuesday on a 35-0 vote.

It was introduced by Sen. Matt Williams of Gothenburg following a Nebraska Supreme Court case involving a 94-year-old widow who lost her family's longtime farm because of unpaid taxes.

An investment company acquired the $1.1 million property after paying $50,000 in back taxes and interest, even though the widow's doctor testified that she was in cognitive decline. Family members say she had the money to pay the taxes but wasn't aware she owed it, and they assumed a bank was paying them out her trust funds.

Lawmakers say they've heard from constituents who fell into similar situations in different parts of the state.


          Nebraska to Experience Major Spring Storm: NDOT and NSP Advise Caution      Cache   Translate Page      

 

March 12, 2019 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) crews are prepared for spring weather which looks to impact most of the State in very different ways Wednesday through Thursday.  Forecasts call for blizzard conditions in western Nebraska with heavy snow and high winds while rain increases the potential for flooding in eastern Nebraska.  High winds, up to or even greater than 60 mph in some parts of the State, will have significant impact on visibility and high profile vehicles.  Workers and equipment will be out to clear the highways and monitor changing conditions throughout the storm, which look to impact travel Wednesday and Thursday.

Western Nebraska

NDOT crews have been preparing for this storm for several days.  This includes clearing existing snow away from the roadways and stockpiling material to address the anticipated amounts of snow.  This storm is expected to drop significant snowfall amounts.  This coupled with high winds, visibility will be a concern.
During this blizzard event in western and west central Nebraska, NDOT is advising against all unnecessary
travel.

Central Nebraska

While snow fall totals may not be as heavy in central Nebraska, very high winds will cause drifting and could
impact visibility with blowing snow.  Please use caution if traveling.

Eastern Nebraska

With the combination of rain, melting of significant accumulated snow and the saturation levels of the ground, flooding and flash flooding are significant possibility.  NDOT urges all drivers to never drive over a flooded roadway.  Any water over the road could stall or even float a vehicle.  Should you encounter a flooded roadway, please remember to turn around – don’t drown.

“This latest storm looks to have significant impact on a majority of the State in very different ways,” said NDOT Director Kyle Schneweis.  “As always, drivers are encouraged to be informed about weather and road conditions before making the decision to travel.

Regardless, our crews will be out working to clear roadways as conditions allow in a potential blizzard.  With the forecasted snow fall totals coupled with high winds, we urge against all unnecessary travel in the blizzard affected areas.  If you must travel during this winter storm, know before you go by checking 511.nebraska.gov
for road conditions and closures and always travel well established routes.  Should motorists encounter
flooding in the eastern part of the State, remember to never travel over a flooded roadway.”

“Our troopers will be prepared to help any motorists who need assistance,” said Colonel John Bolduc,
Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.  “We urge all drivers to be vigilant and avoid travel if conditions aren’t favorable.”

Travelers are advised to be alert, be aware and check the most up to date travel conditions available through
511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System.  The system is available at all times via phone by, online at www.511.nebraska.gov, Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.  Travelers are also
encourage to utilize NDOT’s Plow Tracker at https://plows.nebraska.gov/index.html where the public will be able to observe road conditions in real time from the cabs of NDOT Snow Plows.  Please note that weather conditions are often worse than they appear on camera.

Should travel be absolutely necessary, NDOT reminds motorists to be prepared with warm clothing water and food.  Be sure to travel on well-established routes and notify someone when you are leaving for your
destination.  If traveling a distance, a winter weather survival kit is advised with additional basic items.
Travelers are advised not to drive faster than conditions allow.  Surfaces will be slick under the snow and visibility may be poor.  Allow plenty of time to arrive at your destination.

With snowplows out on the roads, travelers are urged to be cautious and courteous to those operating them,
making sure to:

  • Slow down as you approach plows.  They travel slowly, usually 25-30 miles per hour or less.
  • Stay well behind plows to give you and them plenty of room.  When traveling outside of a business or
    residential district, it is unlawful to follow a highway maintenance vehicle (snowplow, truck or grader)
    more closely than 100 feet when it is plowing snow, spreading salt or sand, or displaying a flashing
    amber or blue light.
  • Never pass a plow on the right – snowplows are equipped with “wing plows” which extend beyond the
    truck itself.
  • Know where plows are and actions they may be taking while they plow snow.

Motorists are reminded to make sure everyone in their vehicle wears a seat belt and children are in a car
safety seat.  Do not use cruise control in wet or snowy weather and keep a full gas tank.

For safe-driving tips and winter weather information, visit NDOT’s website,
http://dot.nebraska.gov/safety/driving/winter/

As a reminder, the NSP Highway Helpline is available 24 hours per day for motorists in need of assistance
Drivers can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone.  Call 911 for any emergency.


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A Kentucky teenager sued CNN on Tuesday for defamation, saying the cable network falsely conveyed to viewers that he was the "face of an unruly hate mob" confronting a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January.

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Later this month, the Lincoln Center invites the public to join for an intimate evening, featuring the music of the Howard Jones Acoustic Trio. Continue reading…
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Cold temperatures, snow, ice and wind are making this a difficult calving season for Nebraska ranchers. Bruce Treffer, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension educator in Dawson County, said he would imagine most ranchers have seen an increase in mortality of calves in February and March.
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Summit County’s long-time Historian, Navee Vernon, just retired. Development Director, Pat Putt, meanwhile, says they’re just starting with a new ordinance to preserve historic buildings—a process that, hopefully, he says, will be predictable. During his regular report to KPCW, Putt said there are likely hundreds of old buildings on the East Side of the county and the Snyderville Basin. He said there are about 25 that have some official designations as Historic. “There’s some real notable ones,” Putt said. “The Kimball Stage Stop on the Bittner property is one of those, Hi-Ute is one of those. The Wallin barn and house by the Swaner Nature preserve is another. The historic Hoyt Mansion in Hoytsville is one and then a number of them in the Echo area along the old Lincoln Highway and Echo Canyons.” In order to preserve the older buildings, he said planning Staffer Ray Milliner recently formulated an ordinance, for both sides of the county, that allows for adaptive re-use. Under that
          118071-2019: Royaume-Uni-Lincoln: Services d'action sociale et services connexes      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces its 57th Season      Cache   Translate Page      

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates its 57th season, July 28 - August 11, 2019, with a remarkable women-centric season, featuring a series of relevant and forward-looking commissioned works.

This is the Festival's third season with Music Director and Conductor Cristian M?celaru at the helm, and the esteemed conductor continues to push the leading edge at Cabrillo. This year the Festival presents four commissioned works-three world premieres, two US premieres, and eight West Coast premieres. The highlights are many.

On opening night the Festival presents the world premiere of When There Are Nine, an innovative symphonic work by Kristen Kuster reflecting upon and celebrating the life and work of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, featuring vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Opening weekend also includes DANCE for cello and orchestra by composer Anna Clyne featuring cellist Inbal Segev, as well as second concert appearances by mezzo Jamie Barton and Roomful of Teeth. The second weekend features the West Coast premiere of Academy Award-winner Tan Dun's multimedia harp concerto, Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, about a disappearing language created by and for women in 13thcentury Hunan, China. The Festival's closing night is dedicated to Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, and features two of his acclaimed compositions for orchestra: his Violin Concerto with renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti, and his epic Blues Symphony.

"Music should and must play a leading role in opening direct and compelling dialogue to achieve a more enlightened social narrative," says M?celaru. The Festival's 2019 season reflects this vision.

Twelve of the fourteen featured composers will be in residence this season, and nine of the featured composers are women. The composers in residence are Preben Antonsen, Clarice Assad, Anna Clyne, Dan Dediu, Melody Eötvös,Vivian Fung, Jake Heggie, Kristin Kuster,Hannah Lash, Wynton Marsalis, Nina Young, and Du Yun.

Special guest artists include Clarice Assad (piano/vocals), Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), Roomful of Teeth (vocal ensemble), Inbal Negev (cello), Sarah Fuller (harp), and Nicola Benedetti (violin).

The Festival also continues its "pay-what-you-can" Community Night performance on Thursday, August 8 at 7pm. This hour-long chamber music concert is designed to introduce new audiences to the Festival. Last year's inaugural Community Night was a huge hit, with audiences lined up around the block. This year's concert spotlights members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra.

In addition to the featured evening concerts, the Festival continues its tradition of hosting open rehearsals, talks, and the Conductors/Composers Workshop professional training program focusing on the creation and performance of new music, the Free Family Concert with orchestra tour, and the two-day Church Street Fair. On Saturday, August 3, Roomful of Teeth will offer an hour-long singing technique workshop free to the public at the Civic Auditorium.

Notorious - Friday, August 2, 8pm

Maestro M?celaru kicks off the 57th season with works by composers Nina C. Young, Melody Eötvös, and Kristin Kuster.

An American electro-acoustic composer, Nina C. Young is the winner of the 2015 Rome Prize in Musical Composition, the 2014 Charles Ives Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was named one of WQXR's "10 Imagination-Grabbing, Trailblazing Artists of 2014." The West Coast premiere of her Agnosco Veterisis one of a partnered set of compositions loosely based on quotes found in the literary works of Virgil and Dante.

The West Coast premiere of Australian composer Melody Eötvöswork,The Saqqara Bird, was inspired bythe story of an expedition that took place in Saqqara, Egypt, in 1898, during which a mysterious bird-shaped wooden relic was found. Eötvös writes, "Some hypothesize it is a ceremonial object, while others radically envision it as evidence that the Egyptians were dabbling in the principles of aviation. It has also been posited as a weather vane, an elite child's toy, some sort of boomerang, and as a featured carving on the masthead of a sacred boat. This orchestral work places the Saqqara Bird at the intersection of all these theories in an imagined tapestry of the mechanical, the living, and the ancient becoming new again."

The evening culminates with the centerpiece of this year's Cabrillo Festival: the highly anticipated world premiere of Kristin Kuster's When There Are Nine. Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival, When There Are Nine reflects on and celebrates the life of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The title of the work is taken from a 2015 interview with Justice Ginsburg, in which she famously said, "People ask me sometimes--'When will there be enough women on the court?' And my answer is: 'When there are nine.'"

Joining the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra are acclaimed mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and Grammy Award-winning eight-member vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, recognized for "revolutionizing choral music" (The New Yorker). The libretto by San Francisco-based poet Megan Levad features nine poems touching upon pivotal civil rights issues that Justice Ginsburg has faced over the course of her distinguished career.

Contrasts - Saturday, August 3, 7pm

M?celaru leads the Festival Orchestra in three West Coast premieres and one US premiere on Saturday, August 3.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Du Yun, described by TheNew York Times as "an indie pop diva with an avant-garde edge," is a Chinese-born composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Her 17-minute orchestral work, Kraken, is a non-narrative, non-programmatic piece suggestive of the nonlinear structure of certain novels. She writes, "A Kraken is Sea Dragon or Sea Serpent... These half gods or half demons are at once familiar and foreign, creatures that are alive among many cultures, latitudes and ages. This sensibility is very close to my heart. It speaks of the belief I have that our lives are often lived on the edge, in the inbetweenness; a place not between reality and surreality and/or a dream state, but rather, a transient stage, an interstitial place, a location between right and wrong, true or false."

Cellist Inbal Segev, praised for her "warm, pure and beautiful tone" (Strings Magazine), takes the stage for two West Coast premieres on tonight's program: Anna Clyne's Cello Concerto and Jake Heggie's The Work at Hand.


The Grammy-nominated Anna Clyne is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Heralded in The New York Times as a "composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods," Clyne was first introduced to Festival audiences in 2011 and has been a favorite at Cabrillo ever since. The Festival presents the West Coast premiere of her new cello concerto, DANCE for cello and orchestra, based on a poem by Rumi. DANCE is a co-commission with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, featuring Segev as soloist.

Renowned mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton joins Segev and the Festival Orchestra in Jake Heggie's The Work at Hand, a song cycle set to poems by the late poet Laura Morefield, who died of colon cancer in 2011. Morefield wrote her poems after being diagnosed with cancer, chronicling the difficult and deeply human experience of saying goodbye.Of this composition the Pittsburg Post Gazette wrote, "The work had a profound emotional intelligence, matching and uniting music and text. Ms. Barton's crystalline voice was an effortless, inevitable extension of herself."

The evening concludes with the US premiere of Dan Dediu's Levante, a work of emotional intensity and extreme contraststhat the composer calls a "symbolic auditive mandala."The Romanian composer made his Cabrillo Festival debut in 2018 with Grana, a work loved by critics and audiences alike.

Free Family Concert- Sunday, August 4, 1 pm

The Festival's annual fun, free and always engaging family concert features an interactive work by Brazilian-American composer and vocalist Clarice Assad. The work is inspired by The New York Times bestseller Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a book featuring 100 bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women through the ages. Assad will sing, play piano, and involve the audience in an afternoon designed for first-time concertgoers and music lovers of all ages. The event also includes the popular Tour of the Orchestra, which invites kids to meet the orchestra's different instruments and players.

Roomful of Teeth in Concert- Sunday, August 4, 7pm

The experimental, Grammy Award-winning Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. The eight-voice ensemble has studied with some of the world's top performers and teachers in extended techniques such as Tuvan and Inuit throat singing, Broadway belting, yodeling, Korean P'ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music, Persian classical voice, and Death Metal vocals.

Secret Songs - Saturday, August 10, 7pm

The second weekend of the Cabrillo Festival begins with works by Hannah Lash, Preben Antonsen, Vivian Fung and Tan Dun.

Maestro M?celaru leads the Festival Orchestra in the West Coast premiere of God Music Bug Music by Hannah Lash, whose work was hailed by The New York Times as "striking and resourceful... handsomely brooding." Lash made her Cabrillo Festival debut in 2015 when she was commissioned by the Festival and the Pacific Harmony Foundation. She writes,"God Music, Bug Music uses the same cell of five notes in both movements of the piece, though very differently in each. In God Music, this cell rages in the brass before it infiltrates the rest of the ensemble, and the movement culminates in rhythmic unison for the whole orchestra. In Bug Music, the motif is expressed canonically in a chamber-like setting, slowly swarming its way into all the instruments, finally reaching full saturation: a breakdown of the canonic structure into a fully chromatic cluster."

Bay Area-based composer and pianist Preben Antonsen makes his Festival debut with Psalm Without Words, a world premiere commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival. "I found myself coming back again and again to a sense of awe at Antonsen's use of the orchestra," wrote Joshua Kosman in the San Francisco Chronicle (when reviewing a piece composed when Antonsen was only 17 years old).This commission is part of an ongoing partnership designed to identify the next generation of talent and sponsored by the Pacific Harmony Foundation, established by celebrated composer John Adams and his wife, the noted landscape photographer Deborah O'Grady.

Receiving its US premiere is Earworms, a whimsical work by JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung. Fung explains, Eagworms "provides a commentary on the world we live in today - it musically depicts our diverted attention spans, our constant barrage of music and other media, and our multi-tasking lives. Since having my son almost three years ago, I have found my life to be more complicated and chaotic, but also all the richer and more meaningful. I find myself at the end of the day humming tunes that have gotten into my head and that I cannot seem to escape no matter how hard I try. Eagworms features snippets of some of the best, most insistent, and most annoying of these tunes and combines them into a playful and quirky arrangement."

The evening concludes with the West Coast premiere of Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, by Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). This multimedia work for harp and orchestra focuses on a secret, disappearing language created by and for women in 13th century Hunan Province of China. The culmination of years of ethno musicological research, Nu Shu tells the story of this ancient language through music and film, incorporating 12 short films directed by the composer and shot on location in Hunan Province. Harpist Sarah Fuller is the featured soloist.

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Closing night is dedicated to American legend Wynton Marsalis, one of the most accomplished and acclaimed artists and composers of his generation. Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of contemporary American culture through his performances, recordings, compositions, educational efforts, and his visionary artistic leadership of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Marsalis' love of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart has also driven him to pursue a career in classical music. He recorded the Haydn, Hummel and Leopold Mozart trumpet concertos at age 20 and won a Grammy Award for his debut recording.

Tonight his friend and frequent collaborator Maestro M?celaru leads the Festival Orchestra in two of Marsalis' celebrated compositions: his Violin Concerto featuring acclaimed Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti and Blues Symphony. Marsalis will be composer in residence at Cabrillo for his first time this season, and while not scheduled to pick up his horn in performance, he will participate in an afternoon talk with M?celaru.

Marsalis' Violin Concerto was written specifically for Benedetti. The piece draws inspiration from the violin concerto's first formation in the Baroque era through its current manifestation in the 21st Century, incorporates a slow movement inspired by an African American spiritual, and explores Benedetti and Marsalis' own musical heritages in Scottish folk and American jazz music, respectively. It is not only a unique fusion of musical styles from around the world but a celebration and representation of collective cultures embodied in one work.

Marsalis' Blues Symphony features a compendium of his encyclopedic knowledge of blues, jazz, and other traditional American music. One of his only pieces composed for purely orchestral forces, this celebration of the blues is heard through the prism of moments in American, and specifically African-American, history, and folklore.

CABRILLO FESTIVAL TICKETS, SCHEDULE & SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

TICKETS

Festival tickets range from $30-$65 for individual concerts and $375 for full subscriptions. Many events are free and open to the public. The public may access information on the Festival website at www.cabrillomusic.org or call (831) 426-6966; and are encouraged to join the mailing list to receive advance notification.

Full subscriptions and single tickets may be ordered on-line at SantaCruzTickets.com beginning April 1; and then via phone, walk-up, or on-line beginning May 29.


          Cast Announced for Luis Valdez's World Premiere ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA      Cache   Translate Page      

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the complete cast and creative team for The Stage's next production, the World Premiere of Luis Valdez's ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA. Presented in partnership with El Teatro Campesino and directed by Kinan Valdez, ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA will run from April 3 - 28 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $32 - $72 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.

Commissioned through support from The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Theatre Commissioning Award, ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA is based on actual historical events pivotal to the French occupation of Mexico from 1862 to 1867 (during the Civil War in the United States). The story centers on the ironic, tragic fate of Maximilian, Archduke of Austria, and his consort, Marie Charlotte (Carlota), Princess of Belgium, as they disingenuously ascend the dubious throne as Emperor and Empress of Mexico, shielded by the imperial subterfuge of Louis Napoleon III.

The cast of ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA will feature Allison F. Rich* as "Carlota," Will Springhorn Jr. as "Maximilian/Lincoln," Martin Rojas Dietrich* as "Napoleon III/Archbishop/Don Felipe/Miramon" Edward Hightower* as "Bazaine/Riedel," Estrella Ezparza-Johnson as "Eugenie/Manuela," Jessica Osegueda as "Conchita/Pepita/Margarita," Sean Okuniewicz as "Van der Smissen/Franz Josef" and Noé Yaocoatl as "Sedano/Benito Juarez/Mejia."

In addition to Messrs. Valdez and Valdez, the creative team includes Jack D. Myles* (Production Stage Manager), Michael Palumbo (Scenic Designer/Lighting Designer), Madeline Berger (Costume Designer), Garland Thompson Jr. (Projections Designer), Dante Carballo (Projections Consultant), Steve Schoenbeck (Sound Designer), Caitlin Elizabeth and Yvonne Vo (Props Leads), Keith Pinto* (Choreographer) and Robert Pickering (Master Carpenter).

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

^Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union.

"Luis Valdez is a poet, a playwright, and activist," said San Jose Stage Company Founding Artistic Director Randall King. "His stories inform pieces of unknown history. Thus, a conversation with Luis can be a great history lesson. For example, do most Americans know that five years before 'the Siege of The Alamo' in 1831, Mexico abolished slavery? ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA is a similarly untold story. Through the loom of this new play, our national treasure Luis Valdez weaves threads of forgotten, disregarded history into a colorful fabric, creating a historical tapestry that give relevance to the world we now live in."

"As an American playwright," said Luis Valdez, "my Chicano perspective grants me a unique opportunity to address contemporary strains and fissures in U.S.- Mexico Border relations over critical issues of race and immigration by examining the intertwined historical roots of both nations. Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juarez were 19th century contemporaries. As wartime presidents, both fought to preserve the union and sovereignty of their respective republics. Yet their dogged opposition to Napoleon III's imperialism determined the fate of Maximilian and Carlota. History may be 'broken news,' but today's breaking news reminds us daily that the struggle to preserve democracy is still vitally alive. With financial support of the Gerbode Foundation, I am happy to be back on the boards at San Jose Stage, grateful to Artistic and Executive directors, Randall and Cathleen King, for commissioning me to write a new play. ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA is the culmination of a three-year partnership between San Jose Stage company and El Teatro Campesino. I am proud to say that the experience has not only strengthened the vitality of the New American theatre in the Bay Area; it has opened a path toward the future of theatre in the Americas."

"I'm absolutely thrilled to directing the world premiere of my father's newest play at the esteemed San Jose Stage," said Director Kinan Valdez, "produced in partnership with El Teatro Campesino. In this production, we delve deep into the signature styles of both companies -- the commitment to strong, visceral acting of The Stage and the dynamic theatrical storytelling of ETC. It's a perfect fusion for a play where history dances across the borders of magical realism."

Luis Valdez (ZOOT SUIT, LA BAMBA) returns to San Jose Stage after premiering VALLEY OF THE HEART (Winner of the 2016 San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Production Entire Bay Area) at The Stage in 2016. VALLEY OF THE HEART was recently staged at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles running from October 30, 2018 - December 9, 2018.

San Jose Stage Company was 1 of 6 recipients to receive a prestigious Theater Commissioning Award from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for Luis Valdez's new work, ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA. The $50,000 grant supports the creation and production of new theater works by playwrights who represent the voice of California today.

The commission of Luis Valdez's ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA furthers the formal artistic and creative partnership established between San Jose Stage Company and El Teatro Campesino, a collaboration to deepen community engagement within the South Bay region while bringing life to mutually developed new works, reflecting and building the new American audience, not just in San Jose, but throughout the region.

ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA, a haunting tale of love and imperialism, takes place in 1927 -- 60 years after the death of Empress Carlota's beloved Emperor Maximilian before a firing squad in Mexico. Narrated by the Empress from her private chamber in Belgium's Bouchout Castle, ADIOS MAMA CARLOTA revisits the rise and fall of Emperor Maximilian's reign as Carlotta is troubled by her memories. She finds herself before the royal court, entertaining distinguished ghosts: Maximilian, Napoleon III, Benito Juarez and Abraham Lincoln. The ghost of Conchita, the feisty "other woman" in her past, goads and provokes her as her spiritual gadfly, forcing her to reassess her life. Carlota questions her survival: why has she outlived so many loved ones that no trace of her vanished world remains? Ultimately, Carlota's dilemma pivots on her guilt and self-doubt about her abandonment of Maximilian, and the lingering regrets of their unfinished love story.

ADIÓS MAMÁ CARLOTA runs about 2 hours, including one intermission.

San Jose Stage Company's 2018-2019 season will conclude with the international smash-hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! (Performances beginning on May 29, 2019). The Stage's 2019-2020 season will be announced soon. Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.


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Label : Warner Bros. Records


Drapeau des États-Unis 01 - Something In The Way She Moves (James Taylor)
02 - Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
03 - Fire And Rain (James Taylor)
04 - Country Road (Single Version) (James Taylor)
05 - You've Got A Friend (Carole King)
06 - You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor)
07 - Long Ago And Far Away (James Taylor)
08 - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor)
09 - Walking Man (James Taylor)
10 - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland)
11 - Mexico (James Taylor)
12 - Shower The People (James Taylor)
13 - Golden Moments (James Taylor)
14 - Steamroller (Live, 1975) (James Taylor)
15 - Carolina In My Mind (1976 Version) (James Taylor)
16 - Handy Man (Otis Blackwell & Jimmy Jones)
17 - Your Smiling Face (James Taylor)
18 - Up On The Roof (Gerry Goffin & Carole King)
19 - Only A Dream In Rio (James Taylor)
20 - Bittersweet (John Sheldon)


Compiled by David Melees
Remastering : Bill Inglot & Dan Hersch at Digiprep
Except "Bittersweet" by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound


01 - Something In The Way She Moves

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
From "JAMES TAYLOR"
Apple (2/17/69)
Produced by Peter Asher
Engineered by Barry Sheffield & Malcolm Toft
Recorded & Mixed at Trident Studios, London (7/68-10/68)

02 - Sweet Baby James

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Red Rhodes : Steel Guitar
Carole King : Piano
John London : Bass

03 - Fire And Rain

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Carole King : Piano
Bobby West : Double Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums

Tracks 02-03
From "SWEET BABY JAMES"
Warner Bros. (2/70)
Produced by Peter Asher for Marylebone Productions, Inc.
Engineered by Bill Lazerus
Recorded & Mixed at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA (12/69)

04 - Country Road (Single Version)

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Carole King : Piano
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums
Warner Bros. Single (12/30/70)
Produced by Peter Asher for Marylebone Productions, Inc.
Engineered by Bill Lazerus
Recorded & Mixed at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA

05 - You've Got A Friend

With/James Taylor : Lead & Background vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Joni Mitchell : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Danny Kortchmar : Acoustic Guitar, Congas
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums, Congas, Cabasa

06 - You Can Close Your Eyes

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

07 - Long Ago And Far Away

With/James Taylor : Lead & Background vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Joni Mitchell : Background vocals
Carole King : Piano
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums
Danny Kortchmar : Congas

Tracks 05-07
From "MUD SLIDE SLIM AND THE BLUE HORIZON"
Warner Bros. (03/16/71)
Produced Peter Asher for Marylebone Productions, Inc.
Engineered by Richard Sanford Orshoff
Recorded & Mixed at Crystal-Sound Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (1/3/71-2/28/71)

08 - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Danny Kortchmar : Electric Guitar
Craig Doerge : Piano
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums, Congas
Michael Brecker : Tenor Sax
From "ONE MAN DOG"
Warner Bros. (11/72)
Produced by Peter Asher
Engineered by Peter Asher, Robert Appere & Phil Ramone
Assisted by Jock McLean & Rich Blakin
Mixed by Robert Appere
Recorded at James's House, Martha's Vineyard, MA ; Clover Recorders, Hollywood, CA ; A&R Studios, New York, NY
Mixed at Clover Recorders, Hollywood, CA

09 - Walking Man

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
David Spinozza : Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Ascher : Electric Piano
And Muson : Bass
Rick Marotta : Drums
Ralph MacDonald : Percussion
Gene Orloff : Strings (Concert Master)

From "WALKING MAN"
Warner Bros. (6/13/74)
Produced by David Spinozza
Arranged by David Spinozza & James Taylor
Engineered & Mixed by Harry Maslin
Assisted by David Henson & Blaise Castellano
Recorded & Mixed at The Hit Factory, New York, NY (1-74-4/74)

10 - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

With/James Taylor : Vocals
Carly Simon : Harmony Vocals
Danny Kortchmar : Electric Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Piano, Fender Rhodes
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums, Tambourine
Jim Keltner : Drums
David Sanborn : Sax
Nick DeCaro : String Arrangement

11 - Mexico

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
David Crosby & Graham Nash : Harmony Vocals
Danny Kortchmar : Electric Guitar
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums, Shaker
Milt Holland : Percussion
Gayle Levant : Harp

Tracks 10-11
From "GORILLA"
Warner Bros. (5/5/75)
Produced by Lenny Waronker & Russ Titelman
Engineered & Mixed by Lee Herschberg
Additional Engineering : Donn Landee
Assisted by Loyd Clifft
Recorded at Warner Bros. Recording Studios (Amigos), North Hollywood, CA ; The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA (2/75-3/75)
Mixed at Warner Bros. Recording Studios (Amigos), North Hollywood, CA

12 - Shower The People

With/James Taylor : Lead & Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Carly Simon : Harmony Vocals
Clarence McDonald : Fender Rhodes, Hornorgan
Nick DeCaro : Hornorgan, Voiceorgan
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums, Percussion
Victor Feldman : Vibes, Orchestra Bells

13 - Golden Moments

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Nick DeCaro : Hornorgan, Voiceorgan
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Bobbye Hall : Triangle
Gayle Levant : Harp

Tracks 12-13
From "IN THE POCKET"
Warner Bros. (6/10/76)
Produced by Lenny Waronker & Russ Titelman
Engineered & Mixed by Lee Herschberg
Assisted by Loyd Clifft
Recorded & Mixed at Warner Bros. Recording Studios (Amigos), North Hollywood, CA

14 - Steamroller (Live, 1975)

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Danny Kortchmar : Electric Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Piano
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums

15 - Carolina In My Mind (1976 Version)

With/James Taylor : Lead & Background vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Andrew Gold : Background vocals, Harmonium
Dan Dugmore : Steel Guitar
Byron Berline : Fiddle
Clarence McDonald : Piano
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums

Tracks 14-15
From "GREATEST HITS"
Warner Bros. (11/12/76)
Various Producers, Engineers & Studios
"Steamroller" Produced by Peter Asher, Russ Titelman & Lenny Waronker
Engineered by Lee Herschberg
Recorded Live at The Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City (w/The Enactron Truck) (8/75)

"Carolina In My Mind" Produced by Peter Asher
Engineered by Val Garay
Recorded & Mixed at The Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA (10/76)

16 - Handy Man

With/James Taylor : Lead & Background vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Leah Kunkel : Background vocals
Danny Kortchmar : Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums, Percussion
Peter Asher : Cabasa, Tambourine

17 - Your Smiling Face

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Danny Kortchmar : Guitar
Clarence McDonald : Keyboards
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums, Percussion
David Campbell : String Arrangement, Conductor

Tracks 16-17
From "JT"
Columbia (6/24/77)
Produced by Peter Asher
Engineered & Mixed by Val Garay
Recorded & Mixed at The Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA (3/15/77 -4/24/77)

18 - Up On The Roof

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Danny Kortchmar & Waddy Wachtel : Electric Guitar
Leland 'Lee' Sklar : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums
Arif Mardin : String Arrangement / Conductor

From "FLAG"
Columbia (4/26/79)
Produced by Peter Asher
Engineered & Mixed by Val Garay
Assisted by George Ybarra, Lincoln Clapp & Michael O'Reilly
Recorded & Mixed at The Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA (1/4/79-3/25/79)
Additional Recording at Media Sound, New York, NY & Atlantic Studios-A, New York, NY

19 - Only A Dream In Rio

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Kenia Gould, Zbeto : Vocals
Bill Payne : Keyboards
Tony Levin : Bass
Russ Kunkel : Drums
Airto Moreira : Percussion

From "THAT'S WHY I'M HERE"
Columbia (10/17/85)
Produced by James Taylor & Frank Filipetti
Assisted by Billy Miranda, Moira Marquis & Renatta Blauer
Recorded & Mixed at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
Additional Recording at Air Studios, Montserrat

20 - Bittersweet

With/James Taylor : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Curtis King : Vocals
John Sheldon : Guitar
Clifford Carter : Keyboards
Willie Weeks : Bass
Steve Jordan : Drums

New Recording
Produced by Danny Kortchmar
Engineered by Niko Bolas
Recorded at Q Division, Boston, MA ; The Hit Factory, New York, NY
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Label : Chelsea Records / Polydor Records


Drapeau du Royaume-Uni 01 - Make Believe World (Tony Macaulay)
02 - Groovin' (Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigati)
03 - Easy Evil 'Alan O'Day)
04 - I Wish (Austin Roberts)
05 - A Boy Like You (Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigati)
06 - Hold On To What You've Got (Ritchie, Spence & Dallon)
07 - Could It Be Forever (Wes Farrell & Danny Janssen)
08 - Funny How Time Slips Away (Willy Nelson)
09 - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Lincoln Oman & Dan Penn)
10 - Help Me Help You (Austin Roberts, Wes Farrell, Danny Janssen & Hart)


Produced by Wes Farrell for Coral Rock Productions, Inc.

Many thanks to the following Musicians :
Drums : Hal Blaine
Woodwinds : Bob Hardaway, Jerome Richardson, Tom Scott
Trombones : Dick 'Slyde' Hyde
Trumpets : Chuck Findley
Percussion : Victor Feldman, Gary Coleman
Piano : Michael Omartian, Tom Hensley
Guitar : Don Peake, Dean Parks, Louie Shelton
Bass : Joe Osborn, Max Bennett
Strings Led by Jim Getzoff

Direction & Arrangements by John Bahler
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El motor de ocho cilindros de este ponycar, que es sin duda uno de los propulsores más especiales que se ofrece al otro lado del charco, ofrece de serie 533 CV de potencia y un par motor máximo de 582 Nm, pero ahora hasta los 870 CV de potencia gracias al paquete HPE850 de Hennessey,

Hennessey Performance
Hennessey GT350R

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This guy is the scum of the earth
He IS the next school shooter
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Anthony Salk,owner of establishment,is an extremely disturbed little man. His entire life revolves around hurting people on Craigs List. At any time,you'll find hundreds of posts about niggers and spics and dirty jews.

Lincoln Tap Room
Rating: 1 Star
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THE COMPANY: Brewster McBride Search and Selection are working with a Sheffield based privately owned business who have been established in the area for over 100 years as they look to recruit a Head of Sales. The company supply specialist machinery to the UK's advanced engineering sector and to export markets abroad and require someone with a strong sales background supplying machinery or capital equipment. With recent investment into the business and strong plans for the next 5 years, they require someone to head up their national sales team across the UK. THE JOB: Forming part of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Sales is responsible for overseeing all machine sales activities across the company and managing the area sales team. The duties and responsibilities of this position will include: Achieve growth and reach sales targets by successfully managing the sales team. Design and implement a strategic business plan that expands the company's customer base and ensure its strong presence within the market. Objective setting, coaching and performance managing of area business managers Building and maintaining customer relationships by partnering with them and understanding their needs. Building and maintain relationships with company principals. Presenting sales reports and realistic forecasts to the Company Directors Shared responsibility for delivering fiscal sales budget. Identify emerging markets and market performance while being fully aware of competition status. Management and utilisation of Salesforce. Supporting and engagement with the Company's 5 year strategic plan Demonstrating and engaging others in the Company Core Values. Fiscal budget, functional responsibility. Reporting to the senior management team and attending meetings. Presenting to the senior management team THE PERSON: The Head of Sales is a senior executive within the Company whose role is to devise national sales plans, justifying those plans to the Company Directors and supervising the area business managers to ensure that they are leading and mentoring their team successfully through strong and effective leadership. They are looking for someone with: BSc/MSc in Communications, Marketing, Business Management, Business Administration, or any other related field. The equivalent of this in working experience is also acceptable. Successful previous experience, as a sales representative or sales manager, consistently meeting or exceeding targets. Strong leadership skills Committed to continuous personal development through workshops, seminars and conferences Excellent communication skills both written and verbal Proven ability to drive the sales process from strategic plan to close of sales Strong business sense and machine tool/manufacturing engineering industry expertise Strong Negotiating Skills THE BENEFITS: This is an exciting role for a senior and successful sales professional with experience in the tooling, machinery or capital equipment markets. You will become a key part of the business and have a major say on strategic plans over the next 5 years. Brewster Partners Engineering is a division of the Brewster Partners Recruitment Group focusing on the recruitment of talent in engineering, technical and operations jobs in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. If you are interested in discussing this job in more detail or any other aspect of accountancy and finance recruitment we would really like to hear from you. Please visit our website at www.brewsterpartners.co.uk for more information on engineering Jobs, engineering recruitment, manufacturing Jobs or manufacturing Recruitment.
          Finalists: PIANO (SOLO DIVISION), 2018-19      Cache   Translate Page      


The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, David Lazaar Katz, founder and chief judge, is pleased to announce FINALIST pianists for 2018-19 in the SOLO division.

Congratulations!

As the contests unfold, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when winners will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until the end of the contest year. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.


NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)—professional division, 2018-19

Svetlana Belsky
Northbrook IL 
  
Matthew Bengtson
Saline MI 
  
Yi-Yang Chen
Johnson City TN 
    
Anchie Donn
West Hartford CT 
   
Jooyoung Kim
Fishers IN 
    
Jin Ah Kwon
Lewisville TX 
         
Hyojin Rhim
Forest Hills NY 
  
Reed Tetzloff
Forest Hills NY 
  
Olivia Xin Zhang
Lexington KY 



NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)—college/university division, 2018-19

Meilin Ai
Denton TX 
  
Nathan Cheung
Pleasanton CA 
  
Hyejin Cho
Ann Arbor MI 
 
Ahyoung Cho
East Lansing MI 
  
Hokyong Choi
Cambridge MA 
    
Anna Keiserman
Newark NJ 
    
Aoshuang Li
Beijing, China
  
Jane Liu
Cleveland OH 
  
Lingxu Peng
Wuhan Hubei, China
  
Christopher Richardson
Danville CA 
    
Cecilia Sakong
State College PA 
    
Wei-Yi Sun
Columbus OH 
    
John Wilson
Miami Beach FL 
  
Brian Woods
Winchester VA 
  
Yin Zhang
Lincoln NE 


NATIONAL FINALISTS: The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)
—high school division, 2018-19


All semi-finalists in the high school division were advanced. The level of artistry was high and The American Prize feels that each contestant listed below is worthy of the encouragement (and evaluation) finalist selection provides. Congratulations!

Jane Bua
New York NY 
  
William Chang
San Francisco CA 
  
Jasper Heymann
New York NY 
  
Henry Jiaxiang Huang
Columbia MO 
  
Annika Huprikar
Deerfield IL 
  
Michael McClure
Kenmore NY 


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Finalists are encouraged to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a FINALIST in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing WINNERS in my division soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists!





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          Royal Family Productions Presents MAX STOSSEL: WORDS THAT MOVE      Cache   Translate Page      

After four recent sold-out performances in New York and San Francisco, Time Square's Royal Family Productions will present Max Stossel Live: Words that Move on Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm, the Royal Family Performing Art Space is located at 145 West 46 Street, 3rd Floor*. Tickets are $35 - $250 and can be purchased by visiting RoyalFamilyProductions.org.

Words That Move is a poetic journey through a variety of different perspectives. Profound thinker, artist, and poet Max Stossel, guides us to see the world through different eyes, together. He takes on topics like heartbreak, consciousness, social media, politics, the emotional state of our world, and even how dogs probably (most certainly) talk. Max uses rhyme and rhythm to make these topics digestible and delightful as he has us feeling and laughing through some of the most important issues of our time. Words That Move beautifully articulates the deep-seated kernels of truth that we so often struggle to find the words for ourselves.

Audiences have commented "Somehow Max manages to make the whole room feel like he's talking explicitly to each and every person individually, and his casual demeanor and witty humor make him the most lovable up and coming poet of our time." - Brooke Johnson, Google; "Max is a modern-day George Carlin, a philosopher with a comedic bent." Erika C., Etsy; "Max's poetry is raw, earnest, hilarious, and engrossing. Above all, he's trying to find truth, and he brings you with him" Erik Torenberg, Village Global; "Far from preachy or pedantic, Max disarms his audience by wrapping these truth-morsels in playful packaging. It's a pleasure to watch someone reveal their rawness with such apparent ease-- a paradox, to be sure. But that's the essence of Max's show-- a delicious contradiction that cajoles us to dance through life while leaving us transfixed in our seats. Words That Move indeed." - Ilana Gilovich, Sleep No More

Stossel is an award-winning poet + filmmaker named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year. His performances across four continents, from Lincoln Center in NY to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, have been described as mind expanding, profound, emotive, and hilarious all at once. His work has been translated to fourteen languages, won multiple film festivals, has been viewed over 15 million times online, and has influenced the way digital media organizations tell their stories. You can view some of his short films at www.wordsthatmove.com.


           Comment on Ex-priest accused of sex abuse found shot dead in home by carl hammel       Cache   Translate Page      
As Jesus clearly stated, beware of the temples and men who wear fancy robes. The criminal state has worked overtime to make themselves a god over otherwise free men. Don't be deceived. The catholic church has no more to do with Christianity than Zionism has to do with Judaism. If we want to concern ourselves with sexual perversion, which we should, we need look no farther than the Lincoln scandal involving boys' town and a whole lot of drug sales and pedophilia that continues to this day. Maybe Jesus wasn't the Son of God and maybe there is no God, but the Catholic church is no longer Christian , if it ever was. I'm sure there are perverted rabbis and imams and senators and congressmen who should also come under scrutiny. We daily meet the wrath of the ungodly state who would love nothing better than to assume the role of God. Call me naïve, but frankly,I side with Jesus, God or not.
          Diretor da Fonte Nova confirma Carnavalito em 2020      Cache   Translate Page      
Com a proposta de ser uma festa para “aquecer” o folião que vai para o Carnaval de Salvador, o Carnavalito terá uma segunda edição. A informação foi confirmada pelo diretor de Marketing da Arena Fonte Nova, Alexandre Gonzaga.

"O Carnavalito foi um sucesso, tanto que nossos patrocinadores já confirmaram e em 2020 teremos a segunda edição do evento, mantendo o mesmo formato de esquenta para o folião que vai curtir depois as outras opções que o Carnaval de Salvador oferece, mas traremos algumas surpresas", prometeu Gonzaga. 

Nesta terça, a edição de estreia do evento contou com apresentações de Chiclete com Banana, Gusttavo Lima – que teve como convidado Zé Felipe, filho do cantor Leonardo – e o DJ francês Bob Sinclar. Lincoln e Duas Medidas encerraram a edição 2019 do evento.

Fonte: Bahia Notícias

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          The 'Dark Knight' Trilogy is Returning for a 70mm IMAX Tour      Cache   Translate Page      

Earning nearly $2.5 billion at the box office for Warner Bros., becoming a modern superhero classic, The Dark Knight redefined the superhero genre with its dark grittiness. Now, the three films from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy are making a comeback to the silver screen in honor of Batman's 80th anniversary later this month. The tour is set for five cities, each event screening the three movies back-to-back in a 70mm IMAX format. If you're not familiar with the 70mm format, the video below showcases how the footage compares with the original cinematic release. Those lucky enough to attend the viewing on the March 30th in Los Angeles will also get the chance to participate in a Q&A session with Nolan in a break between the second and third films. For those who can't make that viewing, worry not — a video recording of the Q&A session will be shown at all the other screenings. No information yet has been released on the pricing of tickets, but they will be available for purchase starting March 13. Show times are also yet to be released, but information on dates and locations have been announced: March 30th — Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk in Hollywood, California April 13th — AMC Lincoln Square in New York City April 13th — AMC Metreon in San Francisco April 20th — Cinesphere Ontario Place in Toronto April 20th — IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis The three films and the Q&A session combined will have a run time of around 8 hours. Fans of Batman should also check out this new trailer for Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In honor of Batman's 80th birthday, the Dark Knight trilogy is returning to IMAX screens in select cities. https://t.co/xDiaYl0ohf pic.twitter.com/BMLoVIIVqr — IGN (@IGN) 12 March 2019

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           Comment on Update to Dwight story by Gent       Cache   Translate Page      
'History doesn't repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme' - Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) There were many events which led up to the Civil War between the States, or as some like to call it, the War of Northern Aggression. Too many people are quick to say the war was about slavery, but that is a cheap version of 'drunk history'. Slavery was the wedge issue, but only because of the economic realities of how the south earned its money. The south made a fortune (albeit, at the expense of slaves) trading it's agricultural goods abroad, and the federal government collected a lot of money with taxes and tariffs on these goods; unfairly so at the expense of the south, since these tariffs were targeting industries and goods that only the south produced. The movement toward secession was well underway by the time Abraham Lincoln was elected President (it didn't 'just' happen). The states that seceded felt that they were disproportionately targeted without any real representation or benefits. In other words, they were paying FOR the federal government but weren't getting anything back in the bargain. Lincoln's election pretty much 'cast the die' for dissolving the union between the states. Lincoln's position was clear before he was elected - that he wouldn't allow such a thing to happen. The attempt to re-arm Fort Sumter was well telegraphed, and was foretold to be an aggravating event. Aggravating because it let a foreign government (the North) maintain a fort in your territory (the South). The rest is history that resulted in the deaths of, by some estimates, of up to a million soldiers and citizens. A million of us. Dead. We find ourselves in a similar situation today. Today's version of 'drunk history' would have us believe that the issues dividing us are immigration, wage inequality, and 'climate change'. All factions equally passionate about the righteousness of their cause and beliefs. However, these are nothing but distractions - wedge issues that only dupes like these people protesting in Dwight are all too happy to entertain themselves with all day. The true battle is for control over the economic, financial, legal, and regulatory structures of this country. This so-called 'Green New Deal' farted out by that dingbat from the Bronx is all the proof you need to see this is the case. Lip service is paid to the wedge issues, but the heart and soul of it is nothing less than a radical reorganization of our society via socialist ideals. Socialism, by it's very nature, is completely incompatible with a constitutional republic such as ours. As such, the paradigm we have lived 'peacefully' under since the Civil War MUST be cast aside for a new order - a Socialist order. Resistance to this new order is worthy of our blood and fortunes if we wish to see our children and grandchildren live to grow old and free. It must be resisted at all costs because it has left nothing but misery, poverty, and death in it's wake wherever it has been practiced. I find myself flabbergasted it has taken such a hold in such a short time because it completely disregards the facts, truths, and realities of what socialism has wrought over the previous 100 years. 200 million of us DEAD over the last 100 years! That is the result of these ideas. We have an election coming up. We have a President which has stated his position with utter clarity - that these United States will never EVER become a socialist country. One half of this country would see his words hold true. We have the other half of this country who, from all appearances, would happily see him, and us, dead. We have diametric viewpoints as to how we are to govern ourselves. All that is missing is the fort. Holy Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us.
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The latest volume in the Knox College Lincoln Studies Center Publication Series has recently been published by the University of Illinois Press.  Lincoln’s Confidant, written by Wayne C. Temple, is a biography of Noah Brooks, a journalist who became an intimate member of the White House family circle during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency.  It was reviewed … Continue reading Lincoln Studies Center Book Published
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Fred Hord, professor and chair of Africana Studies, gave the talk “Knowing Him By Heart:  African American Makings of Abraham Lincoln.” The event was a part of the Armstrong lecture series at Bradley University.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has issued an emergency declaration in preparation for an impending winter storm in western Nebraska and anticipated flooding in other parts of the state. The declaration on Tuesday allows the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to coordinate response and recovery activities with local governments and other state agencies and […]
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          How many points can we get? - by: nobbyblue      Cache   Translate Page      
So we are sitting on 56 points with 9 games left and 27 points to play for.

We'd have settled for this position at the start of the season after 37 games. :-)

To get another 18/19 points for the play offs is going to be difficult given the games we've left.

Forest Green (a) L 3-1
Cambridge (h) W 3-1
Tranmere (a) D 1-1
Bury (h) L 0-2
Stevenage (a) D 0-0
Lincoln (h) L 1-4
Grimsby (a) W 2-1
Crawley (h) W 1-0
Yeovil (a) D 1-1

So it'll be another 11 points for me leaving us on 67 and well short I'm afraid. Hope I'm wrong!

This is how it looked after we beat Port Vale on 26th Jan:
1 Lincoln City 29 24 59
2 Mansfield 29 22 54
3 Bury 30 22 53
4 Carlisle 30 13 51
5 Forest Green 29 18 50
6 MK Dons 28 19 47
7 Exeter 29 10 47
8 Colchester 30 10 46

5 points from 7 games has killed us. During that period MK Dons have got 18 and Bury 17!
          Прикольные Истории Из Сша      Cache   Translate Page      

 

Где-то слышал или читал, в общем, передам своими словами. В 30-е годы где-то в США судили популярного в то время актера. Судили его за двоеженство, что в то время было очень распространенным явлением…

Актера смог отмазать его адвокат и отмазал он его очень оригинальным способом – ему удалось доказать, что актер был не двоеженцем, а троеженцем, что законом не каралось! Фишка там была в том, что в законодательстве того времени наказание было предусмотрено только за ДВОЕженство, а не за МНОГОженство.

З.Ы. Давно известно, что американцы очень законопослушный народ…

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Говорят, это реальный прикол. Когда американцы собирались высаживаться на Луне, они записали на магнитофон обращения от разных известных людей, и потом, уже на Луне, воспроизвели. (Понятно что на Луне атмосферы нет, значит и звука нет тоже, да и слушателей нет - но кого это волнует? Главное - пиар!) Так вот, когда записывали обращения разных известных личностей, туда напросился какой-то индейский вождь, и попросил тоже записать его речь.

Его кандидатуру одобрили ("пусть все знают, как мы коренное население уважаем"), он что-то там пробормотал на своем языке, но переводить свою речь наотрез отказался. Через некоторое время, одному челу все-же удалось найти индейца, знавшего этот язык, и он ему речь перевел: "Будьте осторожны, лунные братья! Эти люди пришли отнять ваши земли!"
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Недавно беседовал с другом детства, который, пару лет назад уехал в штаты. Уехал он туда работать (он программист хороший) и вот, припёрло его обратиться к дантисту. Значит, приходит он к зубному, тот смотрит зубы несчастного и замолкает в задумчивости…

Немного отойдя от увиденного (а увидел он труды ещё советских зубных врачей), американский стоматолог задал только один, но зато какой вопрос:

- Простите за любопытство, а вы пломбы себе что, сами ставили?!
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Американцы , в частности военные любят, когда над ними прикалываюццо:
Реально зарегистрированный разговор между испанцами и американцами на частоте "Экстремальные ситуации в море" навигационного канала 106 в проливе Финистерра (Галиция). 16 Октября 1997 г.

Испанцы: (помехи на заднем фоне) ... говорит А-853, пожалуйста, поверните на 15 градусов на юг, во избежание столкновения с нами. Вы движетесь прямо на нас, расстояние 25 морских миль.

Американцы: (помехи на заднем фоне) ...советуем вам повернуть на 15 градусов на север, чтобы избежать столкновения с нами.

Испанцы: Ответ отрицательный. Повторяем, поверните на 15 градусов на юг во
избежание столкновения.

Американцы (другой голос): С вами говорит капитан корабля Соединенных Штатов Америки. Поверните на 15 градусов на север во избежание столкновения.

Испанцы: Мы не считаем ваше предложение ни возможным, ни адекватным, советуем вам повернуть на 15 градусов на юг, чтобы не врезаться в нас.

Американцы (на повышенных тонах): С ВАМИ ГОВОРИТ КАПИТАН РИЧАРД ДЖЕЙМС ХОВАРД, КОМАНДУЮЩИЙ АВИАНОСЦА USS LINCOLN, ВОЕННО-МОРСКОГО ФЛОТА СОЕДИНЕННЫХ ШТАТОВ АМЕРИКИ, ВТОРОГО ПО ВЕЛИЧИТЕ ВОЕННОГО КОРАБЛЯ АМЕРИКАНСКОГО ФЛОТА. НАС СОПРОВОЖДАЮТ 2 КРЕЙСЕРА, 6 ИСТРЕБИТЕЛЕЙ, 4 ПОДВОДНЫЕ ЛОДКИ И МНОГОЧИСЛЕННЫЕ КОРАБЛИ ПОДДЕРЖКИ. Я ВАМ НЕ "СОВЕТУЮ", Я "ПРИКАЗЫВАЮ" ИЗМЕНИТЬ ВАШ КУРС НА 15 ГРАДУСОВ НА СЕВЕР. В ПРОТИВНОМ СЛУЧАЕ МЫ БУДЕМ ВЫНУЖДЕНЫ ПРИНЯТЬ НЕОБХОДИМЫЕ МЕРЫ ДЛЯ ОБЕСПЕЧЕНИЯ БЕЗОПАСНОСТИ НАШЕГО КОРАБЛЯ. ПОЖАЛУЙСТА, НЕМЕДЛЕННО УБЕРИТЕСЬ С НАШЕГО КУРСА!!!!

Испанцы
С вами говорит Хуан Мануэль Салас Алкантара. Нас 2 человек. Нас сопровождают наш пес, ужин, 2 бутылки пива и канарейка, которая сейчас спит. Нас поддерживают радиостанция "Cadena Dial de La Coruna" и канал 106 " Экстремальные ситуации в море". Мы не собираемся никуда сворачивать, учитывая, что мы находимся на суше и являемся маяком А-853 пролива Финистерра Галицийского побережья Испании. Мы не имеем ни малейшего понятия, какое место по величине мы занимаем среди испанских маяков. Можете принять все еб...ные меры, какие вы считаете необходимыми и сделать все что угодно для обеспечения безопасности вашего еб..го корабля, который разобьется вдребезги об скалы. Поэтому еще раз настоятельно рекомендуем вам
сделать наиболее осмысленную вещь: изменить ваш курс на 15 градусов на юг во избежания столкновения.

Американцы: Ok, принято, спасибо.
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Это реальная история! Произошла она в начале декабря прошлого года в небезызвестном штате Оклахома ("сельский" штат США). Так вот, тамошняя полиция арестовала двух гражданок – двадцативосьмилетнюю Айлин Браун и её подругу, тридцатисемилетнюю Шмеко Томас.

Взяли их при попытке вынести из местного бутика шмота на 2600 долларов! Эти американки были бы обычной парочкой заурядных магазинных воровок, если бы не способ, которым женщины хотели обмануть охранников.

Женщины выносили украденные вещи, спрятав их в ЖИРОВЫХ СКЛАДКАХ НА СОБСТВЕННЫХ ТЕЛАХ!

Судя по полицейскому отчету, оригинальные воровки уместили в своих безразмерных тушах четыре пары обуви, три пары джинсов, один бумажник и пару перчаток!

З.Ы. Полицейские выяснили, что эти две красавицы прятали ворованную одежду и обувь в жировых складках в районе грудей, живота, а также подмышками!

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Американская семейная пара уже несколько лет мечтала завести себе настоящего, сибирского кота. Наконец, они достали через сотню знакомых котеночка настоящей, сибирской кошки.

Котенок был очень красивый, с огромными ушами, и только одна странность волновала американскую чету. Котенок аномально много ел! Murzik – именно так звали кота (по «сопроводиловке»), умудрялся за неделю расправляться с месячной нормой вискаса.

Показали кису ветеринару, тот сказал, что котенка плохо кормили в голодной России, и у него выработалась привычка, есть про запас. Еще, Мурзик ни как не мог приучиться к горшку – кот гадил где попало.

Добрая семейная пара из США, чего только ни делала, чтобы котенок научился ходить по нужде в положенное место. Все впустую. Наконец, от кота решили отстать, списав эту аномалию в поведении на то, что котик, дескать, английского не знает.

Время шло, котенок рос. И вот, в шестимесячном возрасте случилось нечто! Нет, добрые американцы знали, что настоящий, сибирский кот – это очень крупное животное. Но не на столько же! Шестимесячный котенок весил 17 кг! И умудрился уворовать и сгрызть, половину индейки, запеченной на день благодарения!

Взволнованные владельцы позвонили «заводчице» и поинтересовались:

- А нормально ли, что наш питомец столько весит и так много кушает?

Заводчица ответила, что все в порядке, именно так и должен себя вести породистый, сибирский кот!

Прошло две недели…

Породистый сибирский кот придушил и почти съел соседского любимца – кролика Роджера, что жил у них во дворе. Долго извинялись, купили соседям нового кролика…

Спустя четыре месяца…

Первая драка с собакой! Наш «малыш» весит 35 кило! Сегодня он сцепился с доберманом и изорвал тому ухо, кота еле оттащили. Шериф попросил нас при прогулке надевать на кота ошейник с поводком и намордник, хотя, наш котик очень добрый, но, окрестные собаки его опасаются…

Через месяц, к супружеской паре в гости приехал их старый приятель, по профессии – какой то там биолог. Он буквально визжал от радости, увидев 42 килограммового «маленького»!

Оказалось, что «кот» хоть и кот, но не совсем домашний! Друг семьи без труда опознал в звере Амурского леопарда и посоветовал сдать его в зоопарк. Мол, их в мире всего 30 штук, а ваш 31-ый…
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США. Приходит на прием к известному психиатру задерганный такой человек. Сев в кресло, несчастный рассказал, что каждую ночь к нему приходит здоровый и очень реалистичный трёхглавый дракон! Пациента реально колотило от страха! Он не мог спать ночью (боялся), был на грани нервного срыва и вообще, в серьез подумывал о самоубийстве…

- Думаю, что я в состоянии вылечить вас!

- Но, я обязан вас предупредить. На лечение уйдет год или два, а стоить это будет 15000 долларов в год!

Сказал известный психиатр.

- Пятнадцать тысяч!? (возмутился пациент)

- Доктор, забудьте обо всем, что я тут вам втирал!

- За такие деньги я, прямо сейчас пойду домой и ПОДРУЖУСЬ С ЭТИМ ДРАКОНОМ!
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Эта история произошла в США. Один небезызвестный ученый, отец-основатель давно канувшего в лету языка программирования, отличался патологической забывчивостью. В этот день, светоч науки переехал в новый дом. Жена, прекрасно зная повадки своего мужа, положила ему в бумажник записку с их новым адресом.

Придя на работу, знаменитый ученый, в порыве вдохновения, записал на этом листке какую-то формулу. Потом, поняв что идея ошибочная, он выбросил бумажку в мусор.

После работы, как ни в чем ни бывало, ученый отправился «домой». Ученый не даром кушал свой хлеб! Увидев пустой дом, он живо смекнул, что они переехали, и решил выяснить свой новый адрес. Увидав во дворе скучающую девочку, светоч науки направился к ней и спросил у неё:

- Девочка, может быть, ты помнишь меня, я тут жил недавно и мы переехали. Ты случайно не знаешь, куда именно мы переехали?

Девочка, внимательно выслушав ученого, ответила ему:

- Да, папа, мама оказалась права! Она так и думала, что ты и это забудешь…


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Эта смешная история произошла на землях Амеррейха. Моя знакомая принесла своего сына на плановую проверку (ребенку всего год). Доктор смотрит ребенка, вес там, рост, язык, спрашивает, сколько дитё кушает и тому подобное…

Молодая мама, с гордостью в голосе сообщает врачу:

- Представляете, он уже говорит «дай, дай».

Врач, сильно сконфуженный этим, резко переставая улыбаться, как-то косо посмотрел на счастливую мамашу. И тут маму осеняет! Русское дай и английское die, звучат одинаково. Только вот die это «умри» по-английски…

- Умри, Умри! – Вот первые слова, достойные русского дитя на чужбине!
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В одной конторке, в размере 3х человек работали программер (он же сисадмин), и два труженника мышки и клавиатуры. (сисадмин, чел прикольный, со своеобразным чувством юмора и несколькими тараканами в голове. Живет один в съемной квартире.)
Дело к обеду.
У одного плов домашний, другой борщец наваристый в микроволновку ставит, а бедный сисадмин, с видом каторжника достаёт Доширак...
Сели. Обедают.
Стук в дверь. Входит мужичок средних лет, и предлагает:
"Чебуреки? Беляши, пирожки горячие? Будете?"
Кто пирожок, кто беляш... Сисадмину чебурек приглянулся. Чебурек съеденый ему ОЧЕНЬ понравился.
Слово за слово... Разговорились. Оказалось, мужичок этот, крутился, вертелся, работы найти не смог, вот и стал таким вот образом подрабатывать.
Программер сидел, слушал и доедая чебурек... :
"Так ты сам, что ли, готовишь???"
Тот:
"Ну да..."
Сисадмин:
"Мля! К чёрту предрассудки!!! Выходи за меня замуж!!!"
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Ко мне в Нью-Йорк приехал в гости из Израиля брат со своей семьей. Мама решила показать детям, как празднуют Christmas (Рождество) в Америке. У нас уже сложилась традиция посещать центр города и разглядывать витрины, которые в эти дни представляют собой сказочную зимнюю страну, где живут
двигающиеся, как живые, фигурки рождественских героев. Брата, раввина, беспокоило, какой будет реакция его пятилетнего сынишки на рождественскую перегрузку. Он попытался объяснить ребенку, что мы, евреи, не празднуем Christmas.
- Это превосходный праздник, - говорил он, - но не еврейский. Христианский религиозный праздник. У нас, евреев, нет праздника Christmas, у нас есть праздник Ханука, который отмечается примерно в то же время. Брат представлял себе, что ребенок может трогать елки и фонарики в торговом центре, тревожила его мысль и о Санта-Клаусе.
- Все дети в магазине ждут толстого мужчину в красном костюме, - предвидел он. - Они будут забираться на него, говорить ему о своих пожеланиях, подарках, которые хотели бы получить, фотографироваться с ним. Санта-Клаус как бы сказочный персонаж, но он - рождественский персонаж. Мы можем наблюдать за ним, но не должны принимать от него подарков.
- Где же он все-таки живет? В магазине или в книжке? – интересовался мальчик.
- Он перемещается по кругу, - последовал ответ.
Брат не учел того, что у нас обоих, у меня и у него, сохранились фотографии, где мы, когда были детьми, запечатлены вместе с Санта Клаусом. Задолго до того как стать раввином, он в детском саду даже участвовал в пышном рождественском представлении.
Итак, моего маленького племянника отлично “подковали”. Отправляясь в центральные магазины, он твердо знал, что Санта-Клаус не для него. Естественно, дети там стояли в длинной очереди, чтобы посидеть на коленях у Санта Клауса. Наш мальчик, и не помышляя становиться в эту очередь, не мог противиться желанию хотя бы понаблюдать за происходящим.
Словно скользя, он делал шаг за шагом и незаметно для себя приближался к другим детям, не имея, однако, намерения присоединиться к ним. Но Санта-Клаус обратил внимание на одинокого ребенка, движущегося по
течению в магазине. Возможно, он заметил желание в его глазах и, не исключено, разглядел кипу на его головке. Скоро он помахал ему рукой и спросил:
- Почему ты не в очереди, малыш? Тебе не хочется посидеть на коленях у Санта-Клауса?
- Мы - евреи, - пояснил мальчик.
- Я вижу.
Племянник подошел ближе и продолжил:
- Мы не празднуем Christmas. У нас Ханука. Это не то же самое, но примерно в то же время.
- Откуда ты? - спросил Санта-Клаус.
- Из Израиля.
Тут Санта-Клаус заговорил на иврите. Выяснилось, что он недавно вернулся из Иерусалима, где два года учился в иешиве. Конечно, учителя молодого человека не были бы в восторге от его костюма и занятия, но он очень
нуждался в деньгах, а это была единственная работа, которую ему, толстяку, удалось получить. И к тому же, веселая.
Не знаю, что подумали другие дети о мальчике, который по приглашению самого Санта-Клауса нарушил очередь и на непонятном языке минут пятнадцать разговаривал с ним. Сам он по дороге домой был крайне возбужден и торопился встретиться с отцом.
С порога он закричал:
- Папа! Папа! Ты можешь больше не волноваться! Санта-Клаус - еврей!!!
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Ортодоксальный еврей приехал в Нью-Йорк, остановился в гостинице и решил позвонить друзьям. Поднимает он трубку с характерным еврейским акцентом диктует номер оператору: “Please call 266-419″ Чере 2 минуты стук в дверь - на пороге две девицы лёгкого поведения. На удивлённый взгляд ортодокса они вытаскивают бумажку и читают: “Two Shikses For One Night?!”
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Во время 2-й Мировой войны, где-то на Юге США, в канун дня Благодарения, патриотически настроенная дама звонит в тренировочный армейский лагерь.Трубку берет сержант.
“Мы были бы очень рады”, говорит дама, “если бы вы прислали нам пять своих солдат разделить с нами праздничный ужин”.
“Конечно, мэм!” - отвечает сержант.
“Да…. только, пожалуйста - чтобы среди них не было евреев” - добавляет она.
“Самолично проверю, чтоб их там не было, мэм!” - отвечает сержант.
В День Благодарения, когда женщина готовит на кухне, в прихожей раздается звонок. Она открывает дверь, и, к ее ужасу, в дверях стоят пять негров!
“О, Боже!” - всплескивает руками дама, “Произошла какая-то ужасная ошибка!”.
“Никак нет, мэм” - отвечает один из солдат. “Сержант Розенблюм никогда не ошибается”
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Одна девушка рассказала. Когда она работала в США, преподавала детям русских эмигрантов русский язык, произошел такой случай. Как-то она попросила детей назвать героев прочитанных ими сказок, начинающихся на букву "Б". Дети назвали Буратино, Бармалей ... и Билл. Преподша спрашивает, типа, а Билл из какой сказки?
"Дед Билл - не разбил, баба Билла не разбила"...
Вот те и курочка Ряба!
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Что Вы делаете, когда застреваете в лифте? Лично я громко матюкаюсь и имею огромное желание покинуть сей лифт. Знаете, что в США делают адвокаты в случае, если застревают в лифте? РАДУЮТСЯ! Ибо это — ГАРАНТИРОВАННЫЙ доход. Включают опцию секундомера в сотовом и начинают считать, сколько именно они находятся в застрявшем лифте.
Тамошнее прецедентное право в ряде штатов выработало практику: 6 минут — 14 тысяч долларов возмещения по суду, 15 минут — 35 тысяч долларов и т.д.

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Playlist:

Fats Waller- The Joint Is Jumpin - Rewind The Very Best Of Fats Waller
SleaterKinney- The Fox - The Woods Bonus Track Version
Juliana Hatfield- Staying In - Weird
Nina Simone- Westwind - Forever Young Gifted Black Songs Of Freedom And Spirit
Feist- Lonely Lonely - Let It Die
Paula Frazer- Watercolor Lines - Leave The Sad Things Behind
Julia Jacklin- Body - Crushing
Gillian Welch- Wrecking Ball - Soul Journey
Throwing Muses- Hazing - University
Yo La Tengo- Cherry Chapstick - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
Courtney Barnett- City Looks Pretty - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Buzzcocks- Autonomy - Another Music In A Different Kitchen 2018 Remastered Version
Jonathan Wilson- Rare Birds - Rare Birds
Cul De Sac- Death Kit Train - Cul De Sac ECIM Remastered
Deerhunter- VHS Dream - Weird Era Continued
Sister Rosetta Tharpe- I Heard My Mother Call My Name - Sister Rosetta Tharpe Vol 3 19461947
Abbey Lincoln- Blue Monk - Straight Ahead
The Holy Modal Rounders- Bound To Lose - 1 2 Remastered
The Monkees- Zilch - Headquarters
Syd Barrett- Baby Lemonade - Barrett
The Flaming Lips- A Spoonful Weighs A Ton - The Soft Bulletin
Cocteau Twins- Donimo - Treasure
Howlin Wolf- Moanin At Midnight - Chess Blues
Freakwater- Great Potential - Dancing Under Water
Siouxsie The Banshees- The Staircase Mystery - The Scream Deluxe
Sammy Davis Jr- Love Me Or Leave Me - That Old Black Magic
Phosphorescent- Cest La Vie No 2 - Cest La Vie


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Horizon Theatre Company is continuing its 35th Anniversary Season with production from the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" for 2018 - Dominique Morisseau! PIPELINE, a groundbreaking new play, will hit the Little Five Points stage from March 22 - April 21, 2019. PIPELINE is hailed by Village Voice as "A POWERFUL, PASSIONATE, AND INTELLIGENT NEW PLAY."

"Pipeline feels ripped from the headlines," say Marguerite Hannah, Associate Producer at Horizon, "but, this time we are allowed to witness the human backstory of a mother's fight for her teenage son and her high school students. It is an American story of a family operating in two worlds - the urban inner city education system where the mother works & the affluent private school in which her son attends. The story is set where life and well-meaning choices really exist. Rarely do we see this picture of the black family of today - the love, strength and hope behind the statistic we think we know well."

In Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE, Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari, to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's actions, her own parental decisions, and the public and private school systems, as she rallies to save her son.

The wife/husband duo of Tinashe Kajese-Bolden & Keith Bolden lead a Suzi Award Winning creative team that includes scenic design from Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay, projection design from Bradley Bergeron, and lighting design from Mary Parker.

PIPELINE will run March 22 - April 21, 2019 (Press Opening: March 29, 2019). Performances are Wednesday through Sunday (Wed-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 5pm). Tickets start at $30 for weekdays and $35 for weekends. $20 anytime for teens and full-time student under 25 with valid student ID. Prices are subject to change and will rise as performances fill up. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early for best prices. Seating is general admission. Our intimate theatre is in the heart of Inman Park and Little Five Points at the corner of Euclid and Austin Avenues (1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307), and includes FREE parking. Tickets and information are available at horizontheatre.com or 404.584.7450.

A mother's hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in PIPELINE, the riveting new play by Dominique Morisseau. Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they'll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and lyricism, PIPELINE brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Don't miss this deeply moving story of a mother's fight to give her son a future - without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit '67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre) and Follow Me To Nellie's (Premiere Stages). She is also the book writer on the new musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Dominique is an alumna of The Public Theater Emerging Writer's Group, Women's Project Lab, and Lark Playwrights Workshop and has developed work at Sundance Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Eugene O'Neil Playwrights Conference. Her work has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theater, Women's Project, South Coast Rep, People's Light and Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series "Shameless". Awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, OBIE Award, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and being named one of Variety's Women of Impact for 2017-18.

Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Horizon Theatre offers a lounge space available for rental for pre-show gatherings. Contact Group Sales at 404.523.1477 x111 for more information.


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Sus raíces se pierden en el origen de los tiempos, con leyendas de necrófagos y espectros devoradores de fuerza vital asolando Europa, y cuyos orígenes pueden rastrearse hasta las sirenas y lamias de la mitología clásica. La leyenda de los seres que dormían en ataúdes y se alimentaban de la energía de los vivos, con más o menos variantes, adquirió visos de auténtica histeria colectiva en algunas zonas de la Europa del este durante el siglo XVIII.

Pero no fue hasta finales de ese siglo, con la publicación de una serie de obras literarias con grandes rasgos en común, que no se dio forma a la figura del vampiro tal y como la conocemos hoy. El relato de 1819 'El vampiro' de John Polidori, 'Carmilla' de Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu en 1872, y la suma de ambos, 'Dracula' de Bram Stoker en 1897, configuraron al vampiro como una criatura maquiavélica y seductora, con elementos tanto de donjuán sobrenatural como de depredador de la noche.

Desde el 'Drácula' apócrifo del cine mudo 'Nosferatu' a las constantes reinvenciones del mito que continúan dejando secas nuestras pantallas, el vampiro nunca ha dejado de estar presente en el cine de terror. 'Drácula' es solo la punta del iceberg: vampiresas, chupasangres y príncipes de la oscuridad de todo tipo han poblado el cine durante más de un siglo. Para recordarlas hemos seleccionado las 31 películas de vampiros más notorias, para que mañana despiertes con dos pequeños orificios en el cuello.

Nosferatu (1922)

Dirección: F.W. Murnau

Reparto: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröeder, GH Schnell, Ruth Landshoff

La primera película de vampiros vino también acompañada de polémica: era una adaptación no oficial de 'Drácula' de Bram Stoker. De hecho, para evitar problemas legales, palabras como "vampiro" habían desaparecido (sustituida por el magnífico término genérico "nosferatu"), y los nombres de los personajes cambiaron, pasando Drácula a llamarse Conde Orlock. Por supuesto, a la viuda de Stoker no le gustó un pelo, y emprendió una cruzada personal para eliminar todos los negativos de la faz de la Tierra, algo que no consiguió por los pelos gracias a los coleccionistas privados de celuloide.

En cualquier caso, la película es una obra maestra total del primer cine de terror, y una cima del expresionismo alemán junto a clásicos como 'El gabinete del Doctor Caligari' o 'El Golem'. Rebosante de lecturas esotéricas (Murnau y su productor eran estudiosos del ocultismo) y de imágenes tétricamente inmortales, es recordada sobre todo por la encarnación de Max Schreck como Orlock, un actor semidesconocido del que durante un tiempo se dudó de su existencia real, lo que inspiró el argumento de la magnífica 'La sombra del vampiro'.

Crítica en Espinof: Nosferatu

Drácula (1931)

Dirección: Tod Browning

Reparto: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Frances Dade, Joan Standing

Basada más en la popularísima obra de teatro inspirada en la novela de Stoker que en el propio libro, es una de las películas de vampiros más populares de la historia, pese a no ser una de las mejores, ni siquiera dentro del cine de de Tod Browning. Lo que sí resulta indiscutible es el extraño carisma de Bela Lugosi como vampiro seductor e hipnótico, dejando atrás el monstruoso aspecto del conde Orlock. La película le convirtió en una estrella casi por casualidad (el Drácula previsto inicialmente era Lon Chaney, que murió antes de comenzar el rodaje) y marcó irremisiblemente su carrera.

Sin embargo, 'Drácula' está muy afectada por sus orígenes teatrales y paradójicamente, discurre de forma más agarrotada que 'Nosferatu', con pocos escenarios y personajes esquemáticos que suman en uno solo varios de la fuente original. La versión con actores en lengua española dirigida por George Melford con Carlos Villarías haciendo de Drácula es muy superior, con escenas de impactante carga terrorífica que no están en la de Browning, aunque ésta posee momentos maravillosamente icónicos, como la presencia de las tres novias o frases ya históricas como "Yo nunca bebo... vino".

Crítica en Espinof: Drácula

Drácula (Horror of Dracula, 1958)

Dirección: Terence Fisher

Reparto: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Valerie Gaunt, Carol Marsh, Olga Dickie

Pese a que en su día llegó a considerarse una afrenta a la fuente literaria original por sus elevadísimas dosis de violencia y erotismo, nunca antes vistas en pantalla, lo cierto es que el primer Drácula de la Hammer, a diferencia de la también extraordinaria 'La maldición de Frankenstein' de 1957, que se distancia notoriamente de la novela de Mary Shelley, es la encarnación del vampiro de Stoker más fidedigna hasta ese momento. Sobre todo, gracias a la imponente presencia de Chritopher Lee, a la vez un monstruo seductor y un magnético gentleman.

Espléndidamente dirigida por Terence Fisher, con una puesta en escena que hacía que cada rincón del escenario, cada objeto y cada gesto rezumara extrañeza y horror puro, 'Drácula' reconvirtió de nuevo a los vampiros en monstruos, dejando atrás la galantería entre ataúdes. La Hammer rubricaría ocho secuelas directas de Drácula, algunas tan recomendabilísimas como esta primera entrega. Entre ellas cabe destacar 'Las novias de Drácula', 'Drácula, Príncipe de las Tinieblas', 'Los ritos satánicos de Drácula' o la sorprendentemente jugosa 'Drácula 73'

Crítica en Espinof: Drácula

Las novias de Drácula (The Brides of Dracula, 1960)

Dirección: Terence Fisher

Reparto: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Monlaur, David Peel, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson, Miles Malleson, Andree Melly

Aunque todos recordemos a Christopher Lee como, posiblemente, el mejor Drácula de todos los tiempos, conviene tener claro que la Hammer le hincó el diente al terror vampírico con muchas otras películas del subgénero. Algunas de ellas tan interesantes como las protagonizadas por Lee, como ésta, dirigida también por Terence Fisher, de nuevo con Peter Cushing como Van Helsing, pero con un nuevo catador de sangre (generado, eso sí, por el propio Drácula en persona): el barón Meinster.

La película rebosa momentos impagables, desde la merecidamente mítica secuencia del molino formando una cruz con las aspas a todos los diálogos de la madre del barón, pasando por la fetida resurrección -impresionante para una película de 1960- de una de las novias. Los interesados en la mitología vampírica de la Hammer más allá del Drácula de Lee harán bien en sumergirse en todas las inspiradas por la 'Carmilla' de Le Fanu (menos sofisticadas visualmente que esta, pero muy jugosas, como 'La condesa Drácula' o 'Drácula y las mellizas') o la chifladura total de la Hammer tardía, como 'Capitán Kronos, cazador de vampiros' o 'Kung Fu contra los Siete vampiros de oro'

El último hombre sobre la Tierra (The Last Man on Earth, 1964)

Dirección: Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona

Reparto: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Christi Courtland

Aunque la novela original de Richard Matheson (aquí coadaptándola en el guión) es una de las grandes inspiraciones de 'La noche de los muertos vivientes' de George A. Romero, es sencillo identificar a las criaturas post-apocalípticas que han dejado el planeta hecho un solar con vampiros: descansan durante el día, horas que nuestro protagonista aprovecha para masacrarlos -una idea que después saquearía 'Vampiros de John Carpenter'-. El resto del tiempo, un Vincent Price de perfecta pose melancólica, se lamenta sobre su solitaria situación.

La película sería reformulada en una producción más ambiciosa y taquillera protagonizada por Will Smith en 2007, y que acentuaría el componente vampírico y monstruoso de los seres que deambulan por el planeta. Pero carece de la atmósfera oscura y minimalista que han acabado convirtiendo a esta película coproducida con Italia (ese enrarecido aire europeo le da buena parte de su encanto) en una extraña rareza del cine de vampiros.

El baile de los vampiros (The Fearless Vampire Killers, 1967)

Dirección: Roman Polanski

Reparto: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass, Ferdy Mayne, Jessie Robins, Iain Quarrier

Una singularísima comedia slapstick de ambiente vampírico, tan tontorrona como tronchante, que funciona y es recordada porque se toma muy en serio su parte terrorífica. Ésta, claramente inspirada en las entonces boyantes producciones de la Hammer, aún en su fase más clásica. Prácticamente muda, es también recordada por presentar uno de los escasos papeles coprotagonistas de Sharon Tate antes de ser asesinada por el clan Manson.

La película deja claro en todo momento que Polanski es un auténtico devoto del cine de terror y sus tropos, con su versión tronada de la primera y magistral mitad de la novela de 'Drácula' y la visita de Jonathan Harker al castillo del vampiro. Lo que también deja claro, y es una pena que Polanski no lo cultivara más a menudo, es que el humor blanco y visual (a años luz de la retorcida paranoia bufa de 'El quimérico inquilino') también se le daba francamente bien.

Crítica en Espinof: El baile de los vampiros

Las vampiras (Vampyros Lesbos, 1971)

Dirección: Jess Franco

Reparto: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Victor Feldman, Ewa Stroemberg, Paul Muller, Jesús Franco, Heidrun Kussin

El inclasificable Jesús Franco volvió al mito vampírico una y otra vez a lo largo de su carrera: de la rara rigidez de 'El conde Drácula' a la chifladura de tebeo de 'Drácula contra Frankenstein', pasando por este exploit erótico que toma por asalto la cinefilia galopante de su responsable para subvertir los códigos del vampirismo lésbico que habían puesto de moda las producciones tardías de la Hammer, aunque apretando las tuercas de la explicitud visual.

Franco se salta los tópicos del cine vampírico que no le interesan (la siempre memorable Soledad Miranda es una vampira que toma el sol), hace suyos otros (solo bebe sangre de mujeres) y dinamita el resto, como todo lo que concierne al cazador de vampiros. Aquí el castillo es un chalet y la banda sonora no tiene órganos de iglesia tenebrosos, sino que está construida con un cálido e hipnótico jazz. Como todo Franco, único y particular, y aún así, una de las películas de eurohorror vampírico más notorias.

El rojo en los labios (Les lèvres rouges, 1971)

Dirección: Harry Kümel

Reparto: John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau, Paul Esser, Georges Janin, Joris Collet, Fons Rademakers

Una de las películas más singulares de toda la era del eurohorror de los setenta, en el momento álgido de la exitosa fórmula de la Hammer de saquear 'Carmilla' para adaptar el mito vampírico a los nuevos tiempos, así como en su replanteamiento por parte de productores españoles, franceses y alemanes a golpe de morbo, delirio onírico y erotismo desbocado. En este caso se recurre a la condesa Bathory y su sirvienta, alojadas en un hotel de Brujas a donde llega la pareja protagonista: él quiere presentar a su prometida a su madre.

Con los potenciómetros psicosexuales al once (o más), esta coproducción francobelga y alemana mezcla elementos de giallo y del cine de explotación de la época. Kümel (que pronto dirigiría su estupenda adaptación de 'Malpertius') configuró a su vampiresa (Delphine Seyrig) con elementos de actrices de cine clásico como Marlene Dietrich (y a la sirvienta como Louise Brooks). También le inyectó ciertos aires estéticos propios de los uniformes del nazismo, ya que con ese toque autoritario es como Kümel veía a los míticos chupadores de sangre.

Réquiem por un vampiro (Vierges et vampires, 1973)

Dirección: Jean Rollin

Reparto: Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent, Philippe Gasté, Dominique, Louise Dhour, Michel Delesalle

Rollin, capaz de desatar odios furibundos y devoción sin límite, conforma una pieza imprescindible del sinuoso e hipererótico euro-horror de los setenta. Sus historias, cortadas en su mayoría por el mismo patrón de ninfas bebedoras de sangre, más inspiradas en 'Carmilla' que en 'Drácula', son variaciones levísimas a una misma idea que flota en un mundo en el que todo es estética, tules, niebla y castillos en descampados.

Podría haber traído a esta lista las también fabulosas 'La muerta viviente', 'El castillo de las vampiras', 'La violación de la vampira', 'La vampiresa desnuda' o 'El amanecer de los vampiros', pero me quedo con esta pieza extrañísima, prácticamente muda, que se adelanta al mismísimo Tarantino con su historia de dos atracadoras accidentadas que acaban dando tumbos por un castillo misterioso. Influída más que otras de sus películas por la nouvelle vague y por el cómic erótico europeo, 'Requiem por un vampiro' es Rollin puro, y como tal, tan discutible como fascinante.

Sangre para Drácula (Dracula cerca sangue di vergine... e morì di sete!!!, 1974)

Dirección: Paul Morrissey

Reparto: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Arno Juerging, Maxime McKendry, Milena Vukotic, Dominique Darel, Stefania Casini

Un rarísimo experimento producido por Andy Warhol rebosante de comedia bufa, drama folletinesco, erotismo mediterráneo y terror ultrasangriento cuyo argumento parece salido de una película de Jaimito: Drácula (Udo Kier) necesita vírgenes para alimentarse, y viaja hasta Italia ya que, siendo éste un país tradicionalmente católico, allí habrá más doncellas puras. Por supuesto, aunque divisa a unas cuantas víctimas, ninguna es tan virtuosa como aparenta.

El resultado de esta locura es inusualmente amargo, mucho más que la otra producción Warhol con la que conformó un programa doble delirante, la salvaje y mucho más exploit 'Carne para Frankenstein'. Kier le otorga al conde una melancolía única, atormentado porque los nuevos tiempos y la existencia de galanes como el interpretado por Joe Dallessandro (decidido a acabar con el vampirismo saltando de cama en cama) van a acabar con su vida eterna. Un tema muy propio de los Dráculas modernos (la decadencia del galán depredador clásico, completamente fuera de su tiempo), aquí en una versión más carnal y excesiva que nunca.

Las hijas de Drácula (Vampyres, 1974)

Dirección: José Ramón Larraz

Reparto: Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Murray Brown, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, Michael Byrne, Karl Lanchbury

Aunque su erotismo tramontano la ha convertido en una pieza algo caduca (al contrario que la monumental 'Los ritos sexuales del diablo', también de Larraz, aún más marrana pero tremendamente perversa), 'Las hijas de Drácula' sigue siendo una pieza clave del cine vampírico europeo de los setenta. Producida en Inglaterra, el buen pulso de Larraz (que rubricaba estas cosas igual que slashers como 'Descanse en piezas' o 'Al filo del hacha', por no hablar de cosas tan de su momento como 'Violación... ¿y?' o 'Polvos mágicos') y su valentía la hora de enhebrar una atmósfera casi de película de casas encantadas le dan un valor único.

En este caso, el argumento es más tradicional que el de otras películas de la época como 'El rojo en los labios': dos vampiresas provocan accidentes cerca de la mansión en donde viven y mantienen grogui a una de sus víctimas para alimentarse de él. Pero los excesos sanguinolentos, brutales incluso para la época, la puesta en escena histérica y los amasijos de gente en pelotas que corretea por delante de la cámara la hacen destacar sobre otras de la época. Objeto de un reciente, mucho más pulcro y decididamente inferior remake en 2015. Con Fele Martínez.

Martin (1978)

Dirección: George A. Romero

Reparto: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau, Sara Venable, Francine Middleton, Roger Caine

Una singularísima exploración de la naturaleza de lo monstruoso a manos de un George A. Romero aún ajeno al bombazo internacional que supondría su 'Zombi' ese mismo año. Aquí cuenta la historia de un joven que cree ser un vampiro y se comporta como tal, aunque ni tiene colmillos afilados ni se desintegra con la luz del sol. Pero aún así quiere alimentarse de sangre y está dispuesto a efectuar todos los cortes en cuellos ajenos que sea necesario para conseguirlo.

Este argumento podría pertenecer perfectamente a una comedia negra paródica (como lo sería en parte la posterior 'Besos de vampiro'), pero Romero lo usa para sumergirse en un ambiente opresivo, tan perturbador como la mente de su protagonista. El director consigue inyectar una atmósfera de genuino cine vampírico en una historia que repite constantemente al espectador que no lo es, conduciendo al desconcierto y a una sensación de paranoia constante. Una obra maestra del primer Romero que solo recientemente ha empezando a ganarse una justa consideración de culto.

Nosferatu, vampiro de la noche (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht, 1979)

Dirección: Werner Herzog

Reparto: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Jacques Dufilho, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast, Dan van Husen

El remake de la mítica película muda de Murnau consigue no solo mantener bien el tipo como réplica, sino reformular su logro más complicado: esa indescriptible atmósfera alucinada, como de pesadilla. Herzog llega a ella gracias a las hipnóticas interpretaciones de su trío protagonista: Kinski, por supuesto, con su físico alucinante y su comportamiento enajenado; pero también una Isabelle Adjani que parece con un constante pie en el otro barrio y Bruno Ganz como uno de los Jonathan Harker más frágiles y aterradores de la historia.

Herzog sabe extraer de la novela de Stoker y la película de Murnau los elementos que convierten esta película en una observación sobre las terribles implicaciones de la muerte: el dolor, el olvido y la soledad. Por eso recupera una de las ideas más sugestivas y menos tratadas de adaptaciones previas (ni Universal ni Hammer le prestaron atención, por ejemplo): el vampiro como una plaga infecciosa milenaria que va dejando un reguero de cadáveres apestados allá por donde pasa.

El misterio de Salem's Lot (1979)

Dirección: Tobe Hooper

Reparto: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Reggie Nalder, Ed Flanders, Elisha Cook Jr.

De acuerdo, es una miniserie para televisión pero la insertamos aquí por haber recibido edición en formato largometraje (en España, bajo el ridículo titulo de 'Phantasma II') y por su extraordinaria calidad pese a las limitaciones catódicas. Adapta una de las mejores novelas de Stephen King y marcó a incontables niños de los ochenta en su pase por Televisión Española, hasta tal punto que para una generación, la imagen del niño vampiro arañando la ventana de su hermano es de las que traumatizan una infancia.

Su mezcla de transformación de los vampiros clásicos (tirando, curiosamente, de la iconografía del más clásico de todos, Nosferatu) con el respeto a la mitología del género (se siguen todas las reglas: la invitación a casa, la estaca, los cazadores, los ataúdes...) da como fruto una película inquietante y de atmósfera espesa, que entiende las grandes virtudes de la novela de King y sabe traducirlas a imágenes. Un clásico menor, pero revisable una y otra vez. Mucho ojo con 'Salem's Lot II', la extrañísima y también muy opresiva secuela, dirigida por Larry Cohen y con Sam Fuller como implacable cazador de vampiros.

Drácula (1979)

Dirección: John Badham

Reparto: Frank Langella, Kate Nelligan, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Trevor Eve, Jan Francis

Junto a la estupenda TV-movie dirigida por Dan Curtis, escrita por Richard Matheson y protagonizada por Jack Palance de 1973, esta es la película que configuró al Drácula moderno inyectándole grandes dosis de romanticismo fatalista. En ambas producciones, Drácula se encapricha de una humana (algo nunca del todo bien explicado en la novela) porque es una reencarnación de su amada de tiempos remotos. La versión de Palance (que, por cierto, inspiró físicamente al mítico vampiro de los cómics de Marvel 'La tumba de Dracula), además, incluyó el elemento de Vlad el Empalador por primera vez.

La versión de John Badham de 1979, en cualquier caso, es mucho más ostentosa, con un enfrentamiento que es pura intensidad y miradas que detienen el tráfico entre Frank Langella y Laurence Olivier. Quizás la película, la más romántica de todas las adaptaciones de Drácula, renquea algo porque a Langella le falta visceralidad, pero lo cierto es que adapta por primera vez pasajes de la novela que hasta el momento permanecían inéditos. Lo peor: su existencia frustró una proyectada adaptación de Ken Russell que, desde luego, habría sido para verla.

Crítica en Espinof: Drácula

El ansia (1983)

Dirección: Tony Scott

Reparto: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Willem Dafoe, Beth Ehlers, Dan Hedaya

La primera gran película de vampiros de los ochenta es un giro radical y punk de la aún reciente Drácula de Badham: a ritmo de Bauhaus y su significativa declaración de intenciones 'Bela Lugosi's dead', describe un hiperestético, sensorial y videoclipero triángulo amoroso entre (poca broma) Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie y Susan Sarandon, en el que fue el debut de Tony Scott -para muchos insuperado-.

Recuperando las connotaciones lésbicas del vampirismo a lo Hammer (que se asienta de la misma esencia del género: la 'Carmilla' de Le Fanu que inspiró el 'Drácula' de Stoker) y planteando a los vampiros no como seres tragicos y atormentados sino como adictos a una droga que ni les mata del todo ni les deja morir, 'El ansia' se revela como una de las películas de chupasangres más influyentes de las últimas décadas. Son incontables las películas que han bebido de ella en lo temático o estético.

Crítica en Espinof: 'El ansia'

Noche de miedo (1985)

Dirección: Tom Holland

Reparto: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark

Una de esas mezclas mágicas de comedia y terror que conseguían funcionar perfectamente en los ochenta en ambos campos sin necesidad de caer en la parodia o en el desequilibrio de tono. En este caso lo consigue gracias a un catálogo de personajes entrañables que protagonizan la historia de un chaval que descubre que su vecino es un vampiro que además quiere seducir a su madre. Todo ello gracias a la excelente capacidad de Tom Holland ('Muñeco diabólico', 'Maleficio') para tomarse en serio los planteamientos más desnortados.

Lo consigue además apoyado en un excelente reparto, donde destacan un seductor y grimoso Chris Sarandon como vecino vampiro y un entrañable Roddy McDowall como falso cazavampiros, que usa toda la sabiduría de la cultura pop para acabar con la amenaza. Disfrutó de un estupendo remake en 2011 a la altura de su modelo, con estupendos efectos y ambientación, y Colin Farrell y David Tennant dando perfectamente la réplica a sus precedentes de los ochenta.

Jóvenes ocultos (The Lost Boys, 1987)

Dirección: Joel Schumacher

Reparto: Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest

Programa doble perfecto con 'Noche de miedo', ya que tiene una buena cantidad de elementos en común: mezcla de horror vampírico y comedia teen, ambiente contemporáneo y algún detalle de guión muy peculiar, como el empleo de la cultura pop como fuente de sabiduría cazavampiros (aquí personificada en un par de devotos de los tebeos de miedo, Corey Feldman y Corey Haim). Pero además, 'Jóvenes ocultos', como no podía ser de otro modo estando dirigida por Joel Schumacher, lleva al límite el homoerotismo y el delirio estético.

De ahí la idea de convertir a los vampiros en moteros (grandioso Kiefer Sutherland como chupasangres que, además, no teme cargar las tintas en lo monstruoso), con toda la estética de cuero y pandillas correspondiente y que, de algún modo, entabla un curioso diálogo posmoderno con la idea del galán a lo Bertín Osborne de 'Noche de miedo'. Fabulosos momentos de impacto y un malvado subtexto anti-establishment adulto por la vía de las citas a 'Peter Pan', para uno de los clásicos impepinables del género en los ochenta.

Los viajeros de la noche (Near Dark, 1987)

Dirección: Kathryn Bigelow

Reparto: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Joshua Miller

Una de las mejores películas de vampiros de los ochenta, coincidente en el tiempo y en algunas de sus propuestas con 'Jóvenes ocultos', pero llevándola un paso más allá. La estética de motero salvaje, al margen de la ley, que proponía la película de Schumacher, encuentra en este trallazo de la gran Kathryn Bigelow (y el no menos grande Eric Red coescribiendo el guión) su auténtica naturaleza: como road movie desértica. Cómo compagina Bigelow la fobia al sol de los vampiros con la luz abrasadora de los áridos parajes del sur de Estados Unidos es una de las muchas soluciones ingeniosas de una película que reformula sin miedo la mitología vampírica.

Con interpretaciones espectaculares de Bill Paxton y Lance Henriksen, la película también sirve para desactivar la idea del vampiro como galán que navega en un océano de tiempo y que casi una década antes había propuesto el 'Drácula' de Badham. Aqui hay romance, pero en clave juvenil y pandillera, y cuya gasolina no es una idea romántica y anticuada del amor, sino el sexo, las drogas y el rock. Un western con colmillos que encontaría su réplica una década después con 'Vampiros de John Carpenter'.

Crítica en Espinof: Los viajeros de la noche

Besos de vampiro (Vampire's Kiss, 1989)

Dirección: Robert Bierman

Reparto: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons, Bob Lujan, Jessica Lundy

Una película que se ha ganado su fama de culto por acoger en su seno una de las interpretaciones más enloquecidas de Nicolas Cage. Que ya es decir, pero es que lo de 'Besos de vampiro' es especial: Cage da vida a un agente literario que, tras un encuentro íntimo con una atractiva joven, cree haber sido convertido en un vampiro. Comienza a experimentar fobia a la luz solar y las cruces, se alimenta de cucarachas y se tiene que comprar unos colmillos de plástico porque no hay forma de que le crezcan los auténticos.

Aunque menos opresiva, 'Besos de vampiro' tiene elementos en común con la comentada 'Martin' de George A. Romero: un joven cree que se ha convertido en vampiro y las percepciones del espectador quedan mediatizadas por este estado ilusorio (o no). También con elementos en común con '¿Jo, qué noche!' con la que comparte guionista y que también presenta un descenso dantesco a los infiernos urbanitas, ''Besos de vampiro' tiene mas malicia e inteligencia de lo que parece. Histeria cageniana aparte, es una interesante reflexión sobre la locura y la percepción, usando el mito vampírico como perchero.

Drácula de Bram Stoker (1992)

Dirección: Francis Ford Coppola

Reparto: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Sadie Frost

No tan innovadora en lo temático como se dijo en su momento (casi todas sus propuestas de fidelidad a la obra original de Bram Stoker están ya en la adaptación de Badham), pero absolutamente cautivadora en lo visual. Un aspecto en el que no ha hecho sino crecer con el paso del tiempo, debido a que llegó en el momento en el que el género fantástico empezaba a ser devorado por el abuso de los efectos digitales (solo un año después llegaría 'Parque Jurásico').

Dejando de lado su romanticismo por momentos algo casposo, la obra de Coppola destaca por su imaginativo empleo de los trucajes físicos y tangibles para crear pesadillas (de juegos con perspectivas a sombras chinescas, pasando por fabulosos maquillajes o trampantojos delirantes). Y también por su variopinto reparto, que va de lo estupendísimo (Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Tom Waits) a lo algo menos brillante (Anthony Hopkins), pero que en cualquier caso hacen interesantes aportaciones al canon vampírico.

Crítica en Espinof: Drácula de Bram Stoker

Entrevista con el vampiro (1994)

Dirección: Neil Jordan

Reparto: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, Stephen Rea, Indra Ove

En plena fiebre por el vampirismo decimonónico por culpa de Coppola, esta adaptación de una de las novelas más exitosas del género de todos los tiempos -aunque hoy haya quedado un poco desfasada- superó las negras expectativas que tenía en su contra. No solo eso, sino que en muchos sentidos superó al éxito de 'Drácula de Bram Stoker' gracias a la exquisitez de su puesta en escena y a hallazgos como la casi debutante Kirsten Dunst como Claudia, uno de los personajes vampíricos más sugestivos de los noventa.

Hoy resulta difícil entender hasta qué punto la película fue atrevida: Neil Jordan acababa de ganarse un merecido prestigio global con 'Juego de lágrimas' y ahora se volcaba en una de vampiros, Tom Cruise aún estaba considerado un ídolo teen, y Brad Pitt y Antonio Banderas no habían alcanzado su actual estrellato. Por suerte, la extraordinaria calidad de la película, apasionada, retorcida, violentísima y mórbida, se sobrepuso a los negros designios que la amenazaban. Jordan repetiría tema vampírico con la también excelente 'Byzantium'.

Crítica en Espinof: Entrevista con el vampiro

Nadja (1995)

Dirección: Michael Almereyda

Reparto: Elina Löwensohn, Martin Donovan, Galaxy Craze, Peter Fonda, Jared Harris, Suzy Amis, Karl Geary

Mientras el cine mainstream reformulaba el mito vampírico con películas tan opuestas entre sí como 'Entrevista con el vampiro' o 'Abierto hasta el amanecer', el cine indie le inyectaba mensajes turbios y retranca posmoderna en películas de bajísimo presupuesto y textura blanquinegra como 'The addiction' de Abel Ferrara o esta 'Nadja'. La primera es casi un tratado filosófico sobre la fe y la culpa muy propio de Ferrara, pero camuflado de película de vampiros. La de Almereyda es un divertidísimo pastiche con colmillos y el beneplácito de David Lynch (cameo incluido).

El enfrentamiento en territorio urbano entre Van Helsing (un Peter Fonda delicioso) y Nadja, la hija del conde Voivoide Arminius Chousescu Dracula, con sus buenas raciones de erotismo lésbico y reformulación de los tópicos del género, tiene mucho de parodia. Pero cuando mejor funciona la película es al adoptar una rarísima solemnidad subrayada por su estética tenebrosa y la música de My Bloody Valentine o Portishead y que delata que Almereyda es tan devoto de Hal Hartley como de Udo Kier. Una rareza que el tiempo no ha hecho sino revalorizar.

Abierto hasta el amanecer (1996)

Dirección: Robert Rodríguez

Reparto: George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Fred Williamson, Cheech Marin

La revelación internacional de Robert Rodríguez llegó en un momento irrepetible: Tarantino aún estaba cimentando su popularidad, George Clooney solo era conocido por 'Urgencias' y en tiempos pre-Internet se obró el milagro de que muchos espectadores llegaron al cine pensando que iban a ver una de gángsters. Y en cierto sentido, es una de gánsters que se tuerce: con dos mitades perfectamente separadas, esta bronca fiesta vampírica funciona como thriller -Tarantino y Clooney secuestran a una familia con miembros como un Harvey Keitel tronchante y una Juliette Lewis desatada- y también como película de vampiros y acción, anticipándose levemente a 'Blade'.

Un reparto entonadísimo (a todos los anteriores se unen Salma Hayek y una deliciosa ralea de secundarios como Cheech Marin, el mago de los efectos Tom Savini y el dios de la blaxploitation Fred Williamson), sumado a una violencia de tebeo como nunca antes se había visto en pantalla, dan pie a una de las producciones vampíricas más frenéticas de todos los tiempos, una que convierte los excesos de los ochenta en antiguallas artríticas. Frenética y bienhumorada, consigue hasta resultar innovadora a golpe de detalles latinos inyectados en la mitología vampírica.

Crítica en Espinof: Abierto hasta el amanecer

Brácula: Condemor II (1997)

Dirección: Álvaro Sáenz de Heredia

Reparto: Chiquito de la Calzada, Bigote Arrocet, Nadiuska, Javivi, Carla Hidalgo, Héctor Cantolla, Rubén Gálvez, Aramis Ney

Desde luego, no es la más sofisticada de las películas vampíricas de esta lista (ni siquiera la más original: casi todos sus hallazgos están en 'El baile de los vampiros'), pero indiscutiblemente sí una de las más personales. La arrolladora personalidad de Chiquito de la Calzada se apropia del mito de Drácula hasta tal punto que solo cambiando una letra de su nombre, la B de Barbate, transforma una parodia del cine de terror de raíz hispánica en una farsa chiquitistaní que tiene el consabido efecto vírico-verbal en el espectador.

Es curioso cómo Drácula se convirtió en objeto paródico para el cine español de éxito, no solo -lógicamente- en los setenta, cuando el cine de terror "serio" triunfaba en España, sino años después con películas como ésta, 'Buenas noches, señor monstruo' o 'Aquí huele a muerto'. Lo que deja bien claro que junto al western mediterráneo (al que Chiquito ya le dio la suyo en la algo menos divertida 'Aquí llega Condemor, el pecador de la pradera'), el terror vampírico es un género tan español como las tonadillas pachangueras que aquí son parodiadas con letras chupasangres.

Crítica en Espinof: Brácula: Condemor II

Vampiros de John Carpenter (1998)

Dirección: John Carpenter

Reparto: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell, Tim Guinee

Pese a algún problema puntual (caída de ritmo en su tramo final, un Baldwin inapropiadísimo como coprotagonista...), la virulencia y descaro de esta apropiación de John Carpenter de los códigos vampíricos (una de las escasísimas veces que ha partido de monstruos clásicos para sostener una de sus películas) la convierten en una auténtica rareza. Bola extra por hacerlo, además, en una época tan relamida como fue la década de los noventa.

Aquí, James Woods y Daniel Baldwin comandan a un grupo de cazadores de vampiros a sueldo del Vaticano que no se andan con tonterías: lejos de la sutileza de Van Helsing, entran en las guaridas de vampiros y los sacan a estacazos y con la ayuda de cables de tracción a la luz del sol, como vemos en una impresionante escena inicial que ha pasado con todo derecho a lo mejor del subgénero vampírico moderno. Por desgracia, el resto de la película no mantiene ese soberbio nivel, pero aún así, este western con colmillos es una pieza digna de revisión.

Crítica en Espinof: Vampiros de John Carpenter

Blade (1998)

Dirección: Stephen Norrington

Reparto: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, Sanaa Lathan, Donal Logue, Traci Lords, Udo Kier

Una de las mejores adaptaciones de un cómic Marvel en una época en la que eso no quería decir absolutamente nada, y que mezcló acción y terror con una sencillez y contundencia que hizo que muchos se preguntaran cómo no se había hecho antes (sí se había hecho, y muy bien, en 'Kung Fu contra los siete vampiros de oro'). Reformulando el mito vampírico con más sutileza de lo que parece (el héroe es un vampiro renegado, las duchas de sangre, el vampirismo como plaga desde las clases dominantes), revitalizando la estética blaxploitation e incluso adelantándose un año a 'Matrix', el impacto de Blade -pese a no ser precisamente una película de prestigio- es indiscutible.

Unos años después llegaría la muy estimable 'Blade II', irregular pero, con todo, quizás la mejor de las películas "comerciales" de Guillermo del Toro, con criaturas y conceptos interesantísimos (como siempre en Del Toro, acerca de la monstruosidad y su esencia) pero horrendos efectos CGI, y abandonando los aires de artes marciales clásicas que hacían especial a la primera entrega. 'Blade III' rubricaría la decadencia de la saga con una entrega horrible, pero para qué lo vamos a negar, también bastante disfrutona.

Crítica en Espinof: Blade

Déjame entrar (Låt den rätte komma in, 2008)

Dirección: Tomas Alfredson

Reparto: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg

Una de las películas de vampiros más singulares de los últimos tiempos, pese a manejar bazas que ya conocemos: el ambiente gélido, presente en la estimable pero inferior '30 días de oscuridad', el foco en un par de niños y los estallidos de violencia casi insoportable. Tomas Alfredson consigue darle un brío especial a todos estos elementos ya sabidos gracias a su escalofriante, casi inerte sentido del ritmo, para contar la historia de un chaval acosado en la escuela que se hace amigo de una chica de tendencias nocturnas peculiares.

Lo que la hace especial es difícil de describir con palabras, y de hecho, el inevitable remake norteamericano un par de años después, aunque interesante, fue incapaz de retener su magia. Quizás la idea del idilio entre dos niños monstruosos, quizás cómo reformula la figura del vampiro como una sombra trágica y condenada sin caer en tópicos románticos. Quizás el insólito equilibrio entre ternura y retrato de la monstruosidad sin medias tintas. Sea como fuere, una película única.

Crítica en Espinof: Déjame entrar

Sólo los amantes sobreviven (Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013)

Dirección: Jim Jarmusch

Reparto: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Slimane Dazi, Jeffrey Wright

Una especie de heredera espiritual de 'El ansia' y 'The Addiction', con vampiros enfermizos, sufrientes debido a una vida eterna que implica sobre todo soledad y aburrimiento, y que recupera la estética decadente y postpunk de las criaturas de la noche de los ochenta. Tras un inicio de siglo lleno de brutalidad y contundencia debido al eco del éxito de 'Abierto hasta el amanecer' o 'Blade', Jim Jarmusch parece recordar que los vampiros son perfecto símbolo de la languidez romántica, y nos devuelve esa imagen del vampirismo con una película que parece aislada del tiempo en una burbuja.

Su reparto (Swinton, Hiddleston, Wasikowska, Hurt, Yelchin), increíblemente apropiado, es posiblemente el gran punto fuerte de esta película que difícilmente puede calificarse para todos los gustos, pero que sin duda cautivará a los post-post-post-góticos deseosos de ver a unos cuantos vampiros filosofar sin descanso sobre lo especiales que son y lo estupendamente mal que se encuentran. Entre mordisco y mordisco, claro.

Crítica en Espinof: Sólo los amantes sobreviven

Lo que hacemos en las sombras (What We Do in the Shadows, 2014)

Dirección: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

Reparto: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzales-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Ben Fransham

Aunque es abiertamente una comedia paródica, esta película de un Taika Waititi antes de su salto al mainstream vía Marvel demuestra más conocimiento de las tradiciones vampíricas que muchas películas más solemnes. Su idea de un grupo de vampiros que comparten piso ya es grandiosa, pero se ve reforzada porque cada uno de ellos obedece a un tópico de los bebedores de sangre: el nosferatu hierático, el caballero victoriano, el donjuán nocturno...

La película se ceba en su conflictiva relación con los hombres-lobo, que ya de partida fue ridiculizada en éxitos del humor involuntario como 'Underworld' o 'Crepúsculo'. Todo ello bañado en un tempo cómico personalísimo e infalible, más que puesto a prueba en el anterior proyecto de Waititi y Clement, 'Flight of the Conchords'. Quizás la mejor parodia del fenómeno vampírico, a la altura del baile de Polanski.

Crítica en Espinof: Lo que hacemos en las sombras

Una chica vuelve a casa sola de noche (What We Do in the Shadows, 2014)

Dirección: Ana Lily Amirpour

Reparto: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Dominic Rains, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Milad Eghbali

Con una estética particularísima, pero que a la vez bebe de decenas de fuentes (del spaguetti western a Nadja, pasando por el Lynch de 'Cabeza borradora' o el cine indie de los noventa), esta singular, inclasificable mezcla de película de pandilleros, reflexión sobre el vampirismo y pesadilla rodada con scope estilo western es el sorprendente debut de Ana Lily Amirpour. Cuenta la historia de una vampiresa juvenil que ronda las hiperestéticas calles, casi de tebeo, de una ciudad ficticia iraní.

El gran hallazgo de 'Una chica vuelve a casa sola de noche' es la estética de su vampírica protagonista: el chador como si fuera una capa y la tabla de skate que le permite desplazarse como si flotara son ingeniosas reformulaciones juveniles de los tópicos de los vampiros. Pero Ana Lily Amirpour esconde más sorpresas en la película, y desde la entrañable relación amorosa entre sus dos protagonistas a sus dejes tarantinescos, pasando por el curioso diálogo que establece con la reciente 'Déjame entrar', la convierten en una rarísima pieza del cine de género.

Crítica en Espinof: Una chica vuelve a casa sola de noche

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I'm not sure where this originated, but I'd done it on my personal blog several years ago. It was fun to revisit.

The things I have done are highlighted in bold:

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (I was 3, does that still count?)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/World (Both, although Disney World was so long ago that the Epcot Center wasn't even built yet...)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo (It will never happen in this lifetime.)
11. Bungee jumped (No way in hell.)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (I managed some raspberries last year.)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France (I went to the Orsay and saw Monet instead.)
20. Slept on an overnight train (From Venice to Paris.)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (ok, so it wasn't a gondola, it was a vapparetto, but it was in Venice!)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (Does a dinner/dance cruise in the San Francisco Bay count?)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (if Utah and Idaho counts)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (In all his glory, yes I have!! ;)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (It was snowing, we couldn't see it)
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (No, but I've paid for the people behind me on toll bridges before)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (No, but my son was, as a newborn.)
47. Had my portrait painted (Do Caricatures count?)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia (I'd love to go!)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (tried, it got canceled because of the weather)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (All three, thank you very much.)
65. Gone sky diving (No way. Not ever.)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (A really long time ago.)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades (Does the Okefenokee Swamp count?)
75. Been fired from a job (A really, really long time ago. It was the first real paying one I had.)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (Not yet.)
77. Broken a bone (Seeing how I fell down the stairs twice in one month, fortunately, no.)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (Just twice.)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (We tend to stick with gently used.)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Only if fish is included in that.)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
(I had two!)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


If you want to play along, go ahead!
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Lincoln, NE – March 12, 2019 – A string of drawings without a jackpot winner have grown the estimated Powerball® jackpot to $448 million for the Wednesday drawing. Because of the high jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly.

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Because of the high Powerball jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery encourages customers to play within their means. “It’s important for Nebraska Lottery players to remember that no matter how large the jackpot is, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million,” said Lottery Director Brian Rockey. “Your odds of winning remain the same, regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people play.” If you or someone you know has a problem with compulsive gambling please call the Nebraska Problem Gambling Help Line toll free at 833-BETOVER (238-6837).

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