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Adolph Caesar

Adolph Caesar was an American actor, voice-over artist, theatre director and choreographer. He was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his supporting role in the film A Soldier's Story. Caesar was born in New York City, as the youngest of three sons born to a Dominican mother. Caesar appeared in Norman Jewison's film A Soldier's Story, for which he received a nomination for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" from both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, he played the role of "Old Mister" in the Steven Spielberg film, The Color Purple and appeared in Fist of Fear, Touch of Death. In addition to his film career, Caesar did much voice-over work for television and radio commercials, including theatrical previews and radio commercials for many blaxploitation films such as Cleopatra Jones, Truck Turner and The Spook Who Sat by the Door. Caesar lent his voice to Silverhawks, in which he voiced Hotwing, a magician and skilled illusionist. Caesar's last completed. Caesar was working on the Los Angeles set of the 1986 film, Tough Guys when he suffered a heart attack and died a short time later.

He was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in New York. "Adolph Caesar Biography". Filmreference. 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008. Adolph Caesar at the Internet Broadway Database Adolph Caesar on IMDb Adolph Caesar's Entry at the Grindhouse Database Los Angeles Times

Green Hour

Green Hour is a core concept of the U. S. National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There campaign; the campaign was created in response to a growing disconnect between nature and children, a condition dubbed nature deficit disorder by Richard Louv in his book Last Child in the Woods. One of the primary symptoms of nature deficit disorder, according to Louv, is the replacement of outdoor activities with "screen time"—hours that are spent in front of computers and other electronic devices; the National Wildlife Federation recommends that parents give their kids a "Green Hour" every day, a time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. This is part of NWF's strategy called Reversing Nature Deficit; the Green Hour program teaches that unstructured play can take place in a garden, a backyard, a nearby park, or any place that provides safe and accessible green spaces where children can learn and play. Green Hour's web site was launched by NWF's Education department in March 2007 as a resource for parents and caregivers, attempting to provide the information, inspiration and community needed to make "green hours" part of every family's daily routine.

Green Hour cites a Kaiser Family Foundation study which found the average American child spends 44 hours per week-more than six hours per day-staring at some kind of electronic screen. Studies have linked excessive television viewing to obesity and lower intelligence in kids; each week, Green Hour publishes a new issue of its Discovery Journal with a new outdoor theme. The Journal has several tabs: "Book Nook," which provides reading for kids of different ages, "Make & Do," which provides outdoor activities and crafts and "Did You Know." which provides facts about nature. The Green Hour blog presents different perspectives on the rise in children's "screen-time" and practical ways of reconnecting youth to nature; the Green Hour Community Corner allow users to sign up as members and talk with other parents and caregivers. NatureFind is a feature on the site that allows users to submit their zip code and find all the parks and other natural areas nearby. Green World Green Hour Drive Magazine article Parenting.com article

Kenneth Marks

Kenneth Marks was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. Marks was Member of Parliament for Manchester Gorton from a 1967 by-election to 1983. From 1975 to 1979, he was a junior Environment minister, he was educated at the Central High School and Manchester Academy. In 1955 he unsuccessfully contested Manchester Moss Side at the that year's general election. Before his by-election success, Marks served as a Labour councillor on the Denton Urban District Council, representing Denton West. Prior to entering parliament Marks was a secondary school head teacher, he was a member of the National Union of Teachers and served on its advisory committee for secondary schools. In parliament he was chairman of the Labour Party's social security group and vice chairman of its education group, as well as serving on the Select committee on Education and Science. From 1970 to 1971 he served as a whip. Although reselected to fight Manchester Gorton at the 1983 general election, boundary changes altered the constituency boundaries, with the largest part of the constituency and Audenshaw in Tameside Metropolitan Borough, merging with Reddish in Stockport Metropolitan Borough to form a new Denton and Reddish constituency.

Gorton was included with much of the former Manchester Ardwick constituency, renamed Manchester Gorton. As there were three Labour MPs contesting two new seats, the senior of the three, stood down, allowing Stockport North's Andrew Bennett to inherit Denton and Reddish and Gerald Kaufman to move across from Ardwick to the new Gorton seat. Times Guide to the House of Commons 1979 Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages