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All the President's Men

All the President's Men is a 1974 non-fiction book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, two of the journalists who investigated the June 1972 break-in at the Watergate Office Building and the resultant political scandal for The Washington Post. The book chronicles the investigative reporting of Woodward and Bernstein from Woodward's initial report on the Watergate break-in through the resignations of Nixon Administration officials H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman in April 1973, the revelation of the Oval Office Watergate tapes by Alexander Butterfield three months later, it relates the events behind the major stories the duo wrote for the Post, naming some sources who had refused to be identified for their initial articles, notably Hugh Sloan. It gives detailed accounts of Woodward's secret meetings with his source Deep Throat, whose identity was kept hidden for over 30 years. Gene Roberts, the former executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and former managing editor of The New York Times, has called the work of Woodward and Bernstein "maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time."A film adaptation, produced by Robert Redford, starring Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein was released in 1976.

That same year, a sequel to the book, The Final Days, was published, which chronicled the last months of Richard Nixon's presidency, starting around the time their previous book ended. Woodward and Bernstein had considered the idea of writing a book about Watergate, but did not commit until actor Robert Redford expressed interest in purchasing the film rights. In Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of "All the President's Men," Woodward noted that Redford played an important role in changing the book's narrative from a story about the Watergate events to one about their investigations and reportage of the story; the name of the book alludes to the nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty. An allusion similar to, made more explicitly a quarter-century earlier in the Robert Penn Warren novel All the King's Men, which describes the career of a fictional corrupt governor, loosely based on Huey Long. Dick Snyder of Simon & Schuster purchased the right to publish the book through the agent David Obst.

The authors received an advance of $55,000. In his memoir, Michael Korda said of the book's publication that it "transformed book publishing into a red-hot part of media" and books became "news" instead of history; because the book was embargoed until publication day, there were no advance copies for reviewers. Simon & Schuster became known as the "Watergate" publisher by following up All the President's Men with books by John Dean, Maureen Dean, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell; the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers, an exhibition at the University of Texas at Austin 40 years retrospective joint interview on CBS

Manfred Grund

Manfred Grund is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union. Manfred Grund was born 3 July 1955 in East Germany. After earning his Abitur he worked as a turbine engineer at the State Coal Mine in Deuben before doing his military service from 1974 to 1975. Grund earned a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Dresden University of Technology in 1980. From 1980 to 1990 he worked as a specialist engineer with the Erfurt Public Utility Works at Bleicherode. Without previous political affiliation Grund entered politics in the wake of the 1989 revolution in the GDR, in the course of which he acted as speaker of the Heiligenstadt people's movement. In January 1990 he joint the Christian Democratic Union and assumed various positions with the CDU in the Eichsfeld county and the state of Thuringia. From 1990 to 1994 Grund served as head of the Heiligenstadt district administration authority. In 1994 Grund was first elected to the German Bundestag for NordhausenWorbis – Heiligenstadt in Thuringia, a seat he has held since.

Grund has served as parliamentary secretary of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and as chairman of the Thuringian Committee of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group since 1998. Council of Elders Committee on Foreign AffairsInter-Parliamentary Union Parliamentary assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Thuringian Committee of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag German-Central Asian parliamentary group Electoral district 296 Nordhausen – Worbis – Heiligenstadt, 1994 German federal election - Manfred Grund – 51.4%Electoral district 190 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen, 1998 German federal election - Manfred Grund – 40.1%Electoral district 190 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen, 2002 German federal election - Manfred Grund – 41.3%Electoral district 190 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I, 2005 German federal election - Manfred Grund – 37.4%Electoral district 189 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I, 2009 German federal election - Manfred Grund – 43.0%Electoral district 189 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen – Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis I, 2013 German federal election - Manfred Grund – 49.6%Electoral district 189 Eichsfeld – Nordhausen – Kyffhäuserkreis, 2017 German federal election - Manfred Grund – 38.0% Grund is a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

He and his wife reside in Heiligenstadt, Thuringia

Balla Linda

"Balla Linda" is a song by Italian musician Lucio Battisti released on 20 April 1968 With this song Battisti participated in the Cantagiro 1968 where he obtained a good success. Music and lyrics to the song were written by Battisti; the track is a pop song with lyrics and atmosphere recalling the lightheartedness of Summer. The text speaks of a girl named Linda, she is neither beautiful, intelligent nor bewitching, but her carelessness and fidelity manage to make the protagonist forget his former companion, who had taken advantage of him and left him. The text is structured on a climax: the words of the first strophes of the song are melancholic and list some negatives sides of Linda, contrasted with the positive sides of the previous companion. In the following verses, the defects of the latter surface. In the refrain, the protagonist, happy with her choice, dedicates the whole scene to Linda and invites her to dance with enthusiasm. According to music critic Renzo Stefanel, Linda «is so pure that her dance seems the metaphor of the lightness of life coined by Nietzsche».

"Prigioniero del mondo/Balla Linda" – 45 rpm single – 1968"Prigioniero del mondo" – 3:28 "Balla Linda" – 3:08 In the autumn of 1968, a few months after Battisti's release, the song was noted by the American producer Steve Barri, who decided to make a version in English and to have it interpreted by the Californian group The Grass Roots. The English version took the title of "Bella Linda". Bella Linda was released in the United States in November 1968 as the A side of the single Bella Linda / Hot Bright Blues, it was included in the album Golden Grass. In January 1969, the single was released in Great Britain and Australia

Fox Cities Roller Derby

Fox Cities Roller Derby known as The Fox City Foxz, is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Founded in 2007, the league consists of two travel teams which compete against teams from other leagues. Fox Cities is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association; the league played its first season in 2008. Although all the league's home bouts are played in Appleton, it has hosted bouts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; the league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in October 2009, became a full member of the WFTDA in September 2010. The production team of "Jam City Rollergirls", a roller derby-themed console game, attempted to learn to skate with Fox Cityz. League founder and president Delonna "Wring Leader" Reed of the Fox Cityz Foxz has stepped down and the league will be continuing on now known as Fox Cities Roller Derby. In September 2015, Fox Cities announced on social media that they will be merging with Appleton's other WFTDA-member league, the Paper Valley Roller Girls, the new organization will continue to operate under the Fox Cities name.

Paper Valley Rollergirls was a competing roller derby league based in Appleton. Founded in 2008, the league consisted of two teams. PVRG gained a higher profile following the release of Whip It! In addition to Appleton, the league played home bouts out of Wisconsin. Paper Valley was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in November 2009, became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2010. In 2012, PVRG won the Women's Rolling Along the River Tournament; the following season, Paper Valley earned a spot in the newly created Division 2 Playoffs, as a seventh seed in the Kalamazoo tournament. PVRG went, claiming sixth place, an international rank of 54th. In September 2015, Paper Valley announced on social media that they would merge with Appleton's other WFTDA-member league, Fox Cities Roller Derby, the new organization would continue to operate under the Fox Cities name. Paper Valley's final WFTDA ranking was at 111 in April 2015

Christopher Scheer

Christopher Scheer is an American writer, the co-author, with Robert Scheer and Lakshmi Chaudhry, of The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq, published in 2003 in the U. S. England and Australia; the book appeared on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list and was a part of the national debate in 2004 about the still popular Iraq War. In 2010, he received co-author credit, with his father, on The Great American Stickup, which appeared on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. In 2016, he received co-author credit for "California Comeback: How a'Failed State' Became a Model for the Nation," with Narda Zacchino. Scheer was born in California, his parents are journalist Robert Scheer. A graduate of Berkeley High School and UC Santa Barbara, he co-founded and edited Prognosis, an English-language newspaper in Prague, he worked with Oliver Stone as a creative consultant on the Academy-award nominated script for Nixon, as well as several unproduced scripts. After working as an editor at The San Francisco Examiner for several years, as well as writing for The Nation, the Los Angeles Times and other publications, he launched the news/activism website for Working Assets moved on to become the managing editor of the alternative news site, Alternet.

He teaches debate, mock trial, journalism at Skyline High School in Oakland, California. He is the advisor for Skyline's national award winning student newspaper The Oracle

Pura Griya Sakti

Pura Griya Sakti is a Balinese Hindu temple located in the village of Manuaba, Kenderan administrative village, Tegalalang subdistrict, Gianyar Regency, Bali. The district is known for its terraced rice field; the small village of Manuaba is about 4 km north of Kenderan or about 2.5 km southwest of the town of Tampaksiring with its famed Gunung Kawi temple. Pura Griya Sakti is the main temple of a powerful Brahman caste in the area. Pura Griya Sakti was founded by Pedanda Manuaba in the 17th century. Pedanda Manuaba is the grandson of Pedanda Sakti Wau Rauh, considered to be the first brahman to arrived in Bali from Java after the fall of the Majapahit Empire. Nirartha arrived in Bali during the days of King Batu-Renggong of Gelgel ca. 1550. Nirartha traveled throughout Bali to consolidate and revitalize the Hindu religion which had fallen into an anarchical state. HE settled in Mas and married the daughter of a local prince. In 1589 he was appointed royal high priest to the king of Gelgel, he used this position to consolidate the power of the brahmans.

The ancient temple was renovated in the late 1990s with new temple wall encircling the temple complex and the wantilan, a couple of new candi bentar gateways. The wantilan is restored during the refurbishment; the temple compound is built over a hilly outcrop. The temple is aligned north-south, with the north part being the highest part of the temple, it is divided into three areas: the outer sanctum of the temple, the middle sanctum, the inner main sanctum. The most sacred part of the temple compound, the jero, is located on the highest, point of the temple complex. At the lowest level of the temple to the south is a large wantilan where general meetings and activities such as the ritual cockfight are enacted. Steps leads to the upper level of the outer sanctum. On the upper level, there are two pairs of bale gong. A ornate bale kulkul is located in this area close to the street; the bale kulkul is used to make announcement. A large tree grew at the steps leading to the outer sanctum; this tree is a shrine dedicated to Ratu Gede Macan, spirit of a tiger.

The outer sanctum is connected to the middle sanctum via another steps, a candi bentar gateway marks the entrance into the middle sanctum. The middle sanctum contains several pavilion to support the ritual process in the inner sanctum; the Gedong Sinub Wastra is a storage shed for offering paraphernalia. A piasan pedanda is a small pavilion used by the priest to make their offerings, an additional storage. A kitchen is located in the middle sanctum; the inner sanctum can be reached from the middle sanctum after climbing steps and passing another candi bentar gateway. The inner sanctum is the most sacred area of the temple; the main shrine took form of a pelinggih gedong, a pavilion-like shrine building dedicated to the spirit of Pedanda Manuaba, the founder of the temple. This shrine is dominated with a intertwining banyan tree on its background. To the side of the main shrine is the padmasana, a shrine which took form of a miniature shrine dedicated for the supreme god. There are a couple of pavilions on the inner sanctum used for storage.

The pesantian pavilion is used for religious chanting. The Pewedaan Pemangku is a pavilion set aside for priests; the inner sanctum is off-limit to visitors, but it is possible to ask permission to the temple priest. Balinese temple