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Curtis W. Harris

Curtis West Harris (July 1, 1924 – December 10, 2017) was an African-American minister, civil rights activist, and politician in Virginia.

Civil rights work

Curtis W. Harris' civil rights work began in 1950 with his stint as president of the Hopewell chapter of the NAACP.[1] In 1960, he was arrested and sentenced to 60 days in jail for his role in a sit-in at segregated Georges' Drugstore in Hopewell, Virginia. Later in that year, he protested the segregation of the Hopewell swimming pool, which eventually led to the pool's closure. In 1966, Harris led a peaceful demonstration to prevent the building of a landfill in Hopewell's African American community; and was confronted by the Ku Klux Klan on the steps of city hall.[2] Harris was arrested 13 times for civil disobedience during his years of involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.[1]

In 1960, Harris helped to organize the Hopewell Improvement Association, an affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and was elected Vice President.[3] He was named to the Board of Directors of the National SCLC in 1961 while Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was president. Also in 1961, Harris was cited for contempt by the Boatwright Committee of the Virginia General Assembly for not revealing the names of individuals associated with SCLC and not responding to the questions asked by the committee. On March 29, 1962, Dr. King along with more than 100 Virginia ministers and laymen accompanied Harris to his contempt trial (Boatwright Committee) in Hopewell.[3] He worked with Dr. King on multiple civil rights initiatives, including the March on Washington and the 50 mile march from Selma to Montgomery; and considered him as one of his mentors in the Civil Rights Movement. Harris served as president of the Virginia State Unit of SCLC from 1963–1998, and was elected the National SCLC Vice President in 2005.[3]

In 1987, he led a march against discrimination in Colonial Heights, Virginia. In 1996, he filed a discrimination complaint against a Fort Lee, VA military unit. In 2007, Harris marched against a proposed ethanol plant being built in Hopewell with support from the national SCLC.[4]

Church and political work

Curtis Harris was employed as a janitor at Allied Chemical when he was ordained a Baptist minister in 1959. First Baptist Church, Bermuda Hundred in Chester, VA was where he first served as a pastor and remained there until 1969. In 1961, he was called to pastor at both Union Baptist Church in Hopewell, VA and Gilfield Baptist Church in Ivor, VA. Harris retired from Gilfield in 1994, and on December 16, 2007, he delivered his final sermon at Union Baptist after a 46-year pastorship. Harris was also president of the Hopewell Ministerial Association, Moderator/Executive Director of Bethany Baptist Association and Allied Bodies, and affiliated with Lott Carey Foreign Mission.

As early as 1964, Harris ran for a seat on the Hopewell City Council. After seven attempts to be elected, he and many other like-minded residents moved the city of Hopewell to replace its longstanding at-large system with a ward system in 1983. Harris was finally elected to the Hopewell City Council (Ward 2) in 1986; in 1994 he was elected vice mayor; and in 1998, Harris was sworn in as the first African-American mayor of Hopewell. After 26 years of service to the city as well as to his constituents in Ward 2, Harris retired from his seat on the Hopewell City Council on March 1, 2012. [5]

On February 11, 2014, the Hopewell City Council voted to rename Terminal Street, Rev. C. W. Harris Street. For 57 years, Curtis and Ruth Harris lived at 209 Terminal Street, a street in Hopewell which now bears his name. The council also voted to rename Booker Street (which intersects Terminal), Ruth Harris Way in honor of Curtis’ late wife, Ruth. The Street Sign Ceremony hosted by the Hopewell City Council was held at Union Baptist Church on June 15, 2014, to pay tribute to Rev. Dr. Curtis W. Harris and his late wife, Dr. Ruth J. Harris. Herbert Bragg, Hopewell’s Director of Intergovernmental and Public Affairs was master of ceremony, music was rendered by the Harris Connection Singers and statements were made by Dr. Anthony Nutt, Mayor Michael Bujakowski, Vice Mayor Jasmine Guy, City Manager Michael Haley, Councilwoman Brenda Pelham, Councilwoman Jackie Shonak, State Senator Henry Marsh and Dr. Joanne Lucas, Dr. Harris’ daughter. Letters were read from Governor Terry McAuliffe, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and U.S. Senator Timothy Kaine.[6]

On July 1, 2017, Harris celebrated his 93rd birthday with family and friends at a program, "Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Curtis West Harris," hosted by Union Baptist Church where he was Pastor Emeritus. He died on December 10, 2017, at the age of 93.[7]

References
  1. Setegn, Lea (2006-02-13). "Curtis W. Harris". The TimesDispatch. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  2. "Community Honors Harris". The HopewellNews. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  3. "SCLC People to People Tour" (PDF). SCLC Newsletter. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  4. "2001 Honorees - Curtis W. Harris". Dominion. Archived from the original on 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  5. "Hopewell: Rev. Curtis Harris to retire from city council". WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, LA. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  6. "Hopewell Political Rights Activist Get Street Named After Him". WRIC.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  7. Monfort, Ashley. "Civil Rights leader, former Hopewell mayor dies". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
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Natalie Wood

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Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko ; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She was known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street , Splendor in the Grass , Rebel Without a Cause , The Searchers , and West Side Story . She first worked in films as a child, then became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, when she received three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old. Wood began acting in movies at the age of four and, at age eight, was given a co-starring role with Maureen O'Hara in the 1947 classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street . As a teenager, her performance in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress . She starred in the musical films West Side Story (1961) and Gypsy (1962), and received Academy Award for Best Actress nominations for her performances in Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). Her career continued with ...more...



Trina Shoemaker

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Trina Shoemaker is a mixer, record producer and sound engineer responsible for producing/engineering and/or mixing records for bands such as Queens of the Stone Age , Sheryl Crow , Emmylou Harris , Something for Kate , Nanci Griffith Kristin Hersh , and many more. Early life and career Shoemaker was born in Joliet, Illinois and attended Joliet Central High School . After graduating in 1983, she moved to Los Angeles and got a job working as a secretary at Capitol Records . She then briefly moved to London where she worked with artist Hugh Harris . On her return to the United States , she began working for producer Daniel Lanois at Kingsway Studios in New Orleans . In 1992 she became the studio's house engineer. Her break came in 1995 when Sheryl Crow fired her producer and hired Shoemaker to produce her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club . In 1998 Shoemaker became the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album for her work on The Globe Sessions . In addition to Crow, Shoemaker went on ...more...



Scream of the Wolf

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Scream of the Wolf is a 1974 television film starring Peter Graves and Clint Walker and directed by Dan Curtis . Plot Local adventure writer and former hunter John Weatherby (Peter Graves) is called in to investigate a series of brutal murders that has the sheriff confused. The clues are not clear and leave no clear trail. The tracks left at the murder site appear to be that of a wolf, but then change into human footprints. The townspeople begin to believe that it is a werewolf. Lost in his search for answers but disbelieving the werewolf theory, Weatherby contacts his old friend Byron (Clint Walker), a mysterious big game hunter and a recluse with strange ideas, who was once bitten by a wolf, to help him track this unknown killer. Byron repeatedly refuses to get involved, but then agrees to help find the beast in a nighttime hunt, with an unexpected conclusion for all. Cast Peter Graves - John Weatherby Clint Walker - Byron Douglas Jo Ann Pflug - Sandy Miller Philip Carey - Sheriff Vernon Bell Don Megowan - ...more...



Tammany Young

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Tammany Young (September 9, 1886 – April 26, 1936) was an American stage and film actor. Early life Born in New York City , Young appeared on Broadway , in The Front Page (1928) by Ben Hecht and The New Yorkers (1930) ( Herbert Fields and Cole Porter ), and was considered a “good luck actor” by Broadway producers. He was often cast in bit parts by the likes of The Shuberts , Jed Harris and David Belasco to bring luck to their productions. His reputation in the theater business was such that his likeness was drawn in caricature by Alex Gard for Sardi's restaurant. That picture is now part of the collection of the New York Public Library . Career In Hollywood, Young started out in silent films and then was cast in talkies . He often played the stooge (straight man) to W.C. Fields , with whom he appeared in seven films: Sally of the Sawdust (1925), Six of a Kind (1934), You're Telling Me! (1934), The Old Fashioned Way (1934), It's a Gift (1934), Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), and Poppy (1936). Gatecrashing ...more...



William Alexander Harris (Kansas)

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William Alexander Harris (October 29, 1841 – December 20, 1909) was a United States Representative and Senator from Kansas . Early life and education A son of U.S. Congressman William Alexander Harris (1805–1864), William Alexander Harris, Jr. was born either in Loudoun County, Virginia or Luray, Virginia , while his father was serving in Congress. Harris attended the common schools and later attended and graduated from Columbian College (later George Washington University ), Washington, D.C. , in 1859. A year later, he matriculated as part of the third or sophomore class at the Virginia Military Institute on 16 January 1860. Official records reveal that he matriculated from Page County, though he actually had done so from Pike County, Missouri. In a class composed of future notables such as future commanding officer of the Stuart Horse Artillery, Roger Preston Chew , Harris fared well in class standing, graduating early in December, 1861 as 7 of 35. The Civil War Years After a brief stint as drillmaster with ...more...



List of notable interments at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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The following is a list of notable individuals interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery . The reader may scroll through the list or use the following alphabetical links. A Headstone of costume designer Adrian David Abel (1883–1973), cinematographer (aged 90) Joseph Achron (1886–1943), musician (aged 56) Bert Adams (1891–1940), MLB player (aged 49) Don Adams (1923–2005), actor, Agent Maxwell Smart on TV's Get Smart (aged 82) Louis Adlon (1908–1947), actor (aged 39) Renée Adorée (1898–1933), actress (aged 35) Gilbert Adrian (1903–1959), MGM costume designer (aged 56) Helen Ainsworth (1902–1961), actress/producer (aged 59) Spottiswoode Aitken (1868–1933), actor (aged 64) Albert Akst (1899–1958), film editor (aged 57) Norman Alden (1924–2012), actor (aged 87) Erville Alderson (1882–1957), actor (aged 74) Frank Alexander (1879–1937), actor (aged 58) J. Grubb Alexander (1887–1932), screenwriter (aged 44) Charlie Allen (1942–1990), singer (aged 48) Lester Allen (1891–1949), actor (aged 57) Murray Alper (1904–1984), ac ...more...



The World at War

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The World at War (1973–74) is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War . It was at the time of its completion in 1973, at a cost of £ 900,000 (equivalent to £10,000,000 in 2016), the most expensive factual series ever made. It was produced by Jeremy Isaacs , narrated by Laurence Olivier and included music composed by Carl Davis . The book, The World at War, published the same year, was written by Mark Arnold-Forster to accompany the TV series. The World at War attracted widespread acclaim and is now regarded as a landmark in British television history. The producer Jeremy Isaacs was considered ahead of his time in resurrecting studies of military history. Among many other aspects, the series focused on a portrayal of the experience of the conflict: of how life and death throughout the war years affected soldiers, sailors and airmen, civilians, concentration camp inmates and other victims of the war. Overview The World at War was commissioned by Thame ...more...



Moose (disambiguation)

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Look up Moose  or moose in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The moose is the largest member of the deer family. Moose may also refer to: People Moose (surname) Moose (nickname) Moose Harris (born Jason Harris in 1967), British bass player Moose (wrestler) (born Quinn Ojinnaka), American professional wrestler and football player Moose (graffiti artist) , pseudonym of Paul Curtis Moose Morowski, professional wrestler from All-Star Wrestling Moose, ring name of American female professional wrestler Mickie Knuckles Places Moose, Wyoming , an unincorporated community Moose Island , Maine Moose Lake (Alberta) , Canada Moose Lake (British Columbia) , Canada Moose Pond , Maine Moose Falls , a waterfall in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Moose Mountain (disambiguation) , various peaks in the United States and Canada Moose River (disambiguation) , various rivers in the United States and Canada Moose Brook (New Hampshire) Science and technology MOOSE , a proposed emergency "bail-out" system to bring a single astronau ...more...



Freaky Friday (1976 film)

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Freaky Friday is a 1976 American fantasy - comedy film directed by Gary Nelson and starring Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter Annabel, and John Astin as her husband, Bill Andrews. The film is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers , in which mother and daughter switch their bodies, and they get a taste of each other's lives. The cause of the switch is left unexplained in this film, but occurs on Friday the 13th, when Ellen and Annabel, in different places, say about each other at the same time, "I wish I could switch places with her for just one day." Rodgers adds a waterskiing subplot to her screenplay. Freaky Friday was remade twice: as a television film in 1995 (starring Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman ) and a feature film in 2003 (starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan ). Plot Ellen Andrews ( Barbara Harris ) and her daughter, Annabel Andrews ( Jodie Foster ) constantly quarrel. Following a disagreement on Friday the 13th , Annabel leaves to join a friend a ...more...



Emmett Till

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Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended by him in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of the Civil Rights Movement . Till was born and raised in Chicago and in August 1955, was visiting relatives near Money , in the Mississippi Delta region. He spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the white married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Although what happened at the store is a matter of dispute, Till was accused of flirting with or whistling at Bryant. Decades later, Bryant disclosed that, in 1955, she had fabricated testimony that Till made verbal or physical advances towards her in the store. Till's reported behavior, perhaps unwittingly, violated the strictures of conduct for an ...more...



40th GMA Dove Awards

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The 40th Annual 'GMA Dove Awards presentation was held on April 23, 2009 recognizing accomplishments of musicians for the year 2008. The show was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee , and was hosted by Rebecca St. James , Matthew West , and Lisa Kimmey . Nominations were announced on February 20, 2009 by Lisa Kimmey , Dan Evans and Jackie Evans during a press conference at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Information Center in Nashville, Tennessee . Steven Curtis Chapman won two awards, including Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, while Tenth Avenue North won New Artist of the Year. Casting Crowns and Brandon Heath each won three awards. Other multiple winners include: Third Day , The Blind Boys of Alabama , and Michael W. Smith . Performers Pre-telecast Meredith Andrews Downhere J.R. Telecast ceremony The following performed: Artist(s) Song(s) Mary Mary " Get Up " Kierra Sheard Francesca Battistelli Steven Curtis Chapman " Cinderella " Natalie Grant Gro ...more...



Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911 was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in US history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent Italian and Jewish immigrant women aged 16 to 23; of the victims whose ages are known, the oldest victim was Providenza Panno at 43, and the youngest were 14-year-olds Kate Leone and "Sara" Rosaria Maltese. The factory was located on the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the Asch Building , at 23–29 Washington Place in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The 1901 building still stands today and is known as the Brown Building. It is part of and owned by New York University . Because the owners had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits – a then-common practice to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to reduce thef ...more...



Brenda Fricker

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Brenda Fricker (born 17 February 1945) is an Irish actress of theatre , film and television . She has appeared in more than 30 films and television roles. In 1989, she became the first Irish actress to win an Oscar , earning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for My Left Foot . As of July 2014, she has tentatively retired from acting. Early life Fricker was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her mother, "Bina" (née Murphy), was a teacher at Stratford College, and her father, Desmond Frederick Fricker, was an officer in the Department of Agriculture and a journalist for The Irish Times . In her teens, she aspired to follow her parents' footsteps into journalism. Before becoming an actress, Fricker was assistant to the art editor of the Irish Times, with hopes to become a reporter. At age 19, she became an actress "by chance", her feature film career began with a small uncredited part in the 1964 film Of Human Bondage , based on the 1915 novel by W. Somerset Maugham . She also appeared in Tolka Row , Irelan ...more...



Tod Robinson Caldwell

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Tod Robinson Caldwell (February 19, 1818 – July 11, 1874) was an American lawyer and the 41st Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1871 until his death in Hillsborough in North Carolina in 1874. He was a son of John Caldwell (1779–1857) and Hannah Pickett Robinson (1794–1875). He was born in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina where he had a home for most of his life. Caldwell attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , graduating on June 4, 1840. He was a member of Dialectic Senate . He was examined by the Supreme Court and admitted to Superior Court Practice (much like passing a bar examination ) in June 1841, becoming solicitor for Burke County. In 1842 he was elected a member of the North Carolina House of Commons in which he served two sessions. In 1850 he represented Burke County in the state senate. After the close of the Civil War he was a member of the Reconstruction Convention, and President of Western North Carolina Railroad. Caldwell was elected the first Lieutena ...more...



Robert Daniel

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Robert Williams Daniel, Jr. (March 17, 1936 – February 4, 2012) was a Virginia farmer, businessman, teacher, and politician who served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican . He was first elected in 1972 and served until 1983. Biography Early life Daniel was born in Richmond, Virginia . He was the son of Robert Williams Daniel , a bank executive who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912, and later served in the Senate of Virginia and his third wife Charlotte Randolph Christian (née Bemiss). He was a descendant of Peter V. Daniel , an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court , and, Edmund Randolph , who was the seventh Governor of Virginia , the first Attorney General of the United States and Secretary of State. He graduated from the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts and Woodberry Forest School , in Woodberry Forest, Virginia . He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia , where he was a member of Phi Kappa P ...more...



Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is a 2008 American stoner comedy film , and the second installment of the Harold & Kumar series . The film was written and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg . The story continues where Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle leaves off, with Harold Lee ( John Cho ) and Kumar Patel ( Kal Penn ) flying to Amsterdam , but they are imprisoned after being mistaken for terrorists, and end up on a series of comical misadventures when they escape from Guantanamo Bay . The film also stars Paula Garcés , Neil Patrick Harris , Jon Reep , Rob Corddry , Ed Helms , David Krumholtz , Eddie Kaye Thomas , Jack Conley , Roger Bart , Danneel Harris , Eric Winter , Adam Herschman , and Richard Christy . The film was released on April 25, 2008 by Warner Bros. ; this film was the first New Line Cinema title to be distributed by Warner Bros. since New Line Cinema became a division of Warner Bros. It is also the first Harold & Kumar film made in association with Ma ...more...



Jeffrey Dahmer

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Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal , was an American serial killer and sex offender , who committed the rape , murder , and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia , cannibalism , and the permanent preservation of body parts—typically all or part of the skeleton . Although diagnosed with borderline personality disorder , schizotypal personality disorder , and a psychotic disorder , Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial. Convicted of 15 of the 16 murders he had committed in Wisconsin , Dahmer was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment on February 15, 1992. He was later sentenced to a 16th term of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio in 1978. On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by Christopher Scarver , a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution . Early life Early childhood Jeffrey Dahmer was born at the Evangelical Deacon ...more...



Paul Chambers discography

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This is the discography for American jazz musician Paul Chambers . As leader/co-leader Chambers' Music ( Aladdin/Jazz West , 1956) Whims Of Chambers ( Blue Note , 1956) Paul Chambers Quintet (Blue Note, 1957) Bass on Top (Blue Note, 1957) Go ( Vee-Jay , 1959) High Step (Blue Note, 1956) (w/ John Coltrane ) The East/West Controversy ( Xanadu , 1957) (w/ Hampton Hawes ) We Three ( Prestige/New Jazz , 1958) (w/ Roy Haynes & Phineas Newborn ) Just Friends ( Charly/Le Jazz , 1959) (w/ Julian "Cannonball" Adderley ) 1st Bassman (Vee-Jay, 1960) As sideman With Pepper Adams Pepper Adams Plays the Compositions of Charlie Mingus (Workshop Jazz, 1964) With Cannonball Adderley Julian "Cannonball" Adderley ( EmArcy , 1955) Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago ( Mercury , 1959) Cannonball Takes Charge ( Riverside , 1959) With Nat Adderley Introducing Nat Adderley ( Mercury/Wing , 1955); reissued as Them Adderleys ( Limelight , 1966) Naturally! (Jazzland, 1961) With Toshiko Akiyoshi The Toshiko Trio ( Storyville , 19 ...more...



Curt Weldon

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Wayne Curtis " Curt " Weldon (born July 22, 1947) is an American politician. He served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2007, representing the 7th district of Pennsylvania . He was defeated in November 2006 for reelection by Joe Sestak . Weldon was vice-chair of the Armed Services Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee . He was also the co-chair of the Duma-Congress Study Group, the official inter-parliamentary relationship between the United States and Russia . Early life and education Weldon grew up in a blue-collar family in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania . He was the youngest of nine children. He attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania and earned a B.A. in Russian Studies in 1969, making him the first in his family to graduate from college. At West Chester University , Weldon became a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. After graduation, Weldon was subject to the draft, with the Vietnam War ongoing. In November 2000, his office said he ...more...



Window function

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In signal processing , a window function (also known as an apodization function or tapering function ) is a mathematical function that is zero-valued outside of some chosen interval . For instance, a function that is constant inside the interval and zero elsewhere is called a rectangular window, which describes the shape of its graphical representation. When another function or waveform/data-sequence is multiplied by a window function, the product is also zero-valued outside the interval: all that is left is the part where they overlap, the "view through the window". In typical applications, the window functions used are non-negative, smooth, "bell-shaped" curves. Rectangle, triangle, and other functions can also be used. A more general definition of window functions does not require them to be identically zero outside an interval, as long as the product of the window multiplied by its argument is square integrable , and, more specifically, that the function goes sufficiently rapidly toward zero. Application ...more...



Milburn Stone

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With Dennis Weaver on the Gunsmoke set, 1961 With Ken Curtis , 1974 Hugh Milburn Stone , sometimes known as Milly Stone (July 5, 1904 – June 12, 1980), was an American film and television actor best known as "Doc" (Dr. Galen Adams) on the CBS Western series Gunsmoke . Background Stone was born in Burrton in Harvey County near Hutchinson in central Kansas , to Herbert Stone and the former Laura Belfield. There, he graduated from Burrton High School, where he was active in the drama club, played basketball, and sang in a barbershop quartet . His uncle (Stone's brother, Joe Stone, says cousin), Fred Stone , was a versatile actor who appeared on Broadway and in circuses . His brother, Joe, was a writer who was the author of scripts for three episodes of Gunsmoke. Although Stone had a congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy , he turned it down, choosing instead to become an actor with a stock theater company headed by Helen Ross. Career In 1919, Stone debuted on stage in a Kansas tent show. H ...more...



College of William & Mary

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The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as William & Mary , or W&M ) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia , United States. Royally founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II , it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States , after Harvard University . William and Mary is the oldest college in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest institution of higher education in the American South . In his 1985 book Public Ivies: A Guide to America's Best Public Undergraduate Colleges and Universities, Richard Moll categorized William & Mary as one of eight " Public Ivies ". William & Mary educated American Presidents Thomas Jefferson (third), James Monroe (fifth), and John Tyler (tenth) as well as other key figures important to the development of the nation, including the fourth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall of Virginia, Speaker of the House of Representatives Henry Cl ...more...




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