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Amon Henry Wilds

Amon Henry Wilds was an English architect. He was part of a team of three architects and builders who—working together or independently at different times—were solely responsible for a surge in residential construction and development in early 19th-century Brighton, which until had been a small but fashionable seaside resort on the East Sussex coast. In the 1820s, when Wilds, his father Amon Wilds and Charles Busby were at their most active, nearly 4,000 new houses were built, along with many hotels and venues for socialising. Amon Henry Wilds was born to Amon Wilds and Sarah Dunn, was baptised at All Saints Church, Lewes on 4 November 1790; some sources give his birth year as 1784. At this time, Wilds senior's profession was listed as "carpenter and builder". In around 1806, the father and son established an architectural and building partnership in Lewes, but in 1815 they moved to Brighton, experiencing rapid growth, their early work in the town, preceding their relocation, included Richmond Terrace and Waterloo Place.

Wilds junior was chiefly responsible for these speculative developments. In 1818, Wilds junior took independent responsibility for a design scheme for the first time: he submitted a design for a new road to connect the ancient Middle Street and West Street. By 1821, the scope of the project had been extended, Wilds junior ended up supervising the construction of a raised promenade and sea-wall all the way from West Street to East Street, providing a direct east–west link across the town via the seafront for the first time, it was built between 1821 and 1822 and opened by King George IV on 29 January 1822. Named King's Road, it became the town's most important promenading and horse-riding route, is still a major road. Around the same time, Wilds junior was commissioned to design and build Brighton Unitarian Church for the town's established Unitarian community. Charles Busby formed a loose partnership with the Wilds. Proving, responsible for particular buildings or projects is difficult and sometimes contradictory because many designs were signed "Wilds and Busby", the three men carried out individual works and Wilds junior established his own independent company as well after 1823.

Although he still had some involvement with his father and Busby's work, his own projects took up more of his time over the next 25 years: Oriental Place, Sillwood Place, Hanover Crescent, Park Crescent, the Royal Newburgh Assembly Rooms and the Royal Albion Hotel all still exist and are listed buildings. The Anthaeum, a gigantic dome-shaped conservatory he designed for Henry Phillips in 1832–33, collapsed the day before its scheduled opening. Wilds junior worked in Gravesend, a town in Kent, his scheme for a new town at Milton, a neighbouring parish, in the 1820s was not carried out, but in 1836 he designed the Town Hall in the Classical style, between 1838 and 1841 he designed triumphal arch-style entrance lodges and a chapel at Gravesend Cemetery. These were of brick with pink stucco façades and were in the Classical/Greek Revival style. In his life, Wilds junior experimented in other areas: he invented a new way of cleaning chimneys, proposed a breakwater to protect Brighton's coastline, served as an officer of the Brighton Commissioners for three years from 1842.

In 1852, the Commissioners asked him to plant elm trees along the road to Brighton Racecourse. He moved to Shoreham-by-Sea, where he died in 1857, he was buried at the town's St Nicolas' Church. Many buildings attributed to Wilds senior in partnership with Charles Busby—in particular, the terraces of the Kemp Town estate—have now been accredited to Wilds junior. At both Kemp Town and other locations he worked at, architectural devices and features characteristic of Wilds junior can be seen: Egyptian-style flourishes and scallop designs inlaid into stuccoed walls above windows in his earlier days, a move towards the Italianate style when that became popular later, his most distinctive and famous motif—which his father used, and, developed during their time in partnership in Lewes—was the ammonite capital. This was a type of Ionic capital used to decorate the top of columns; as well as approving of the design, the Wilds enjoyed the pun on their unusual first name, used it on many buildings. Wilds junior designed his father's headstone at St Nicholas' Church and decorated it with an ammonite capital design.

Brighton Unitarian Church, a Grade II*-listed building, was built early in Wilds junior's architectural career. He designed the 350-capacity building with guidance from Dr Morell, it was intended to resemble the Temple of Thesæus in Athens, has an enormous tetrastyle portico of four Doric columns beneath a pediment. Six years a merchant named Charles Elliott acquired the right to build a proprietary chapel on land belonging to the 3rd Earl of Egremont east of Brighton, it was based on the Temple of Nemesis

George Loveless (preacher)

George Loveless was a British Methodist preacher and a leader of a group of six agricultural workers who became known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Loveless was born in Tolpuddle, England to Thomas Loveless and his wife Dinah. From childhood he worked as a ploughman and, by 1830, had become a prominent community leader and Wesleyan preacher. In the early 1830s he represented agricultural labourers from Dorchester in discussions with farmers, who agreed to raise wages to ten shillings a week; however in Tolpuddle, farmers only agreed to pay nine shillings, reduced wages to seven shillings and threatened a further cut to six shillings. As a consequence, in October 1833 Loveless formed a Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. Although trade unionism was not illegal and his five co-leaders were found guilty of administering unlawful oaths, a felony under an Act of 1797. Loveless and his co-defendants were found guilty at Dorchester Assizes in March 1834, sentenced to transportation for seven years to the Australian colonies.

On 25 May 1833 Loveless was taken to Portsmouth and set sail for Van Dieman's Land, arriving on 4 September 1833. He was sent to work on the domain farm at New Town as a stock-keeper, he was employed by Major William de Gillern at Glenayr. On 21 April 1834, more than 50,000 people marched in London to protest the treatment of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. In March 1836 the British government gave a full pardon to all six of the Martyrs. On hearing the news, Loveless refused immediate free passage back to Britain as he had some months written to his wife requesting that she join him. Once he had confirmation that she was not travelling to him, he departed on 30 January 1837 to Britain and arrived in London in June. On his return, Loveless settled on a firm near Chipping Ongar in Essex, he wrote The Victims of Whiggery, an account of his experiences. In 1844 he emigrated with four of his fellow martyrs to the Province of Canada. Loveless and his brother James settled in London, Ontario where George took out a mortgage on a 100 acre farm.

He moved to a farm at Siloam. Loveless died on 6 March 1874 at his farm in Siloam and was survived by his wife Elizabeth and five children, he is buried at Siloam cemetry alongside one of his fellow martyrs, Thomas Standfield

Griffith v. Godey

Griffith v. Godey, 113 U. S. 89, was a suit regarding equity of defendants who were trustees of certain property that the complainant was interested in, which they received and disposed of. The complainant, Ellis Griffith, his brother, John Griffith, were partners, engaged in the business of cattle raising, resided in Kern County, where they occupied what is called a stock range, a tract of country on which cattle are permitted to roam and graze, it may be termed the feeding ground-the pasture land of the cattle. Although the title to the land constituting the range was in the United States, the land was not inclosed, the right of the Griffiths to use it for the pasturage of their cattle was recognized and respected by their neighbors and other stock raisers in the county, it had excellent springs, furnishing water to cattle roaming over a large extent of country, was capable of supporting from one to three thousand head. The property, therefore was of great value. In April 1870, Pedro Altube, a member of the firm of Peres & Co. large cattle dealers in California, familiar with Kern county and with the character of the range, desired to purchase it for his firm, offered for it, with the stock, $12,000.

On May 21, 1870, John Griffith died, his heirs were his two brothers, the complainant and Morris Griffith. The partnership property remained in the complainant's possession, it consisted of horned cattle and the range mentioned. The brother Morris, who would have been a proper party complainant, declined to take part in the suit. Ellis Griffith, the surviving partner, was a man of weak mind, without any knowledge of business, able to read and write; the defendants were Williams. Godey was an old resident of the county, a man of means, had the entire confidence of the complainant. On the ninth of June, within a month after the death of the intestate, Altube spoke t Godey about purchasing the range, stated that he would give for it, with the stock, $12,000, the sum he had offered in April. On July 16, Godey filed a petition for special letters of administration on the estate of the deceased, on the nineteenth of July he was appointed special administrator On September 17, 1870, the complainant executed a conveyance of his claim of 160 acres to the defendant Godey for the sum of $500.

In the bill he alleges that he did not know the contents of the instrument, but signed it at Godey's request, without intending to convey any interest in the range, that he received no consideration for it. He was not nor at any other time, informed of the offer made for the range and stock by Altube, of the firm of Peres & Co. Soon after this conveyance Godey informed Altube that he and Williams would sell him the range and stock for $13,000. Altube accepted the offer on condition, they bought off the squatter for $500, on the seventh of November 1870, Altube paid the $13,000 for the range and stock, which sum was divided between them. It was shown, he never paid anything on his bid for the horses and cattle at the probate sale until weeks afterwards, less than one- fourth of the amount. It was not until after the cattle and horses were purchased by Altube that he paid the balance, although he knew that the probate sale could be made only for cash, that the amount bid by him had been reported to the court as cash paid.

He knew that the property did not belong to the deceased, but to the partnership between him and the complainant. The record shows that all the partnership property was sold within six months after the death of the deceased, so as to net over $12,000, that out of that sum the complainant received only $500; the defendants made a large profit out of the transactions and they were required to account to the complainant, as surviving partner of the deceased, for their unjust gains. This was not done; the error of the lower court arose from treating the possessory right to the cattle range on the public lands-as it was held by the partnership on the death of John Griffith-as not constituting any property of value which could be recognized as such by the courts, the claimants being both aliens who had never taken any steps to be naturalized. But the constitution of California in force, invested foreigners who were bona fide residents of the state with the same rights, in respect to the possession and enjoyment of property, a native-born citizens.

Article 1, 17. And the possessory right to the range, though held by aliens, was respected by their neighbors and all cattle dealers of the country, had a market value, as shown by the price which others were ready to pay for it; the responsibility of trustees does not depend upon the validity of the title of the grantor of the trust property. If the right or interest transferred to them can be sold for a valuable consideration, it is to be treated as property, corresponding duties devolve upon the trustees with respect to its sale as upon the sale of property, the title of, undisputed; the decree of the lower court was reversed, the cause remanded, with directions to enter a decree in conformity with this opinion. List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 113 Text of Griffith v. Godey, 113 U. S. 89 is available from: Justia Library of Congress

Murder of Brooke Wilberger

Brooke Carol Wilberger was an American student from the state of Oregon, abducted and murdered. Her disappearance was covered by the national media. Brooke Wilberger was born in California, on February 20, 1985 to Greg and Cammy Wilberger, she had two brothers. Described as a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wilberger was a graduate of Elmira High School near Eugene, Oregon, she had just completed her freshman year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, at the time of her abduction. During that time, her boyfriend, Justin Blake, was serving as a Mormon missionary in Venezuela. At the time of her disappearance, Wilberger was on summer vacation and working for one of her sisters in Corvallis, Oregon. On the morning May 24, 2004, Wilberger was last seen cleaning lamp posts in the parking lot of the Oak Park Apartments, which her sister and brother-in-law managed, on the edge of the Oregon State University campus; when Wilberger disappeared, the police began investigating – against normal procedure.

Lt. Ron Noble of the Corvallis Police Department said, "Normally, we would wait; because adults can come and go as they please, we would wait to see if she showed up maybe the next day." However, in this case, police officials agreed with the family that Wilberger was not the type of girl to disappear on her own. The Wilbergers' LDS ward organized a search by citizens of Corvallis; the investigation centered on Sung Koo Kim, named as "person of interest" in the disappearance. Kim was dropped as a suspect, but received an 11-year prison sentence for multiple counts of burglary and theft of women's personal property in Yamhill County, crimes uncovered while he was being investigated for the Wilberger disappearance, he was released in December 2012 after serving about seven years. On November 30, 2004, a University of New Mexico foreign exchange student was beaten and raped before escaping and identified Joel Patrick Courtney as her attacker. On September 12, 2007, Courtney pleaded guilty to the attack.

Courtney's plea agreement called for a prison sentence of up to eighteen years, plus five to twenty years on parole. Police linked Courtney, a native of Beaverton, Oregon, to Wilberger's disappearance. In August 2005, he was charged on nineteen counts of aggravated murder, sexual abuse and sodomy. Court documents released in 2008 revealed details showing that Courtney was in Corvallis when Wilberger disappeared and that a green van he was driving was spotted by several people, including an OSU employee who identified him from a photo lineup. Officials said. Courtney was extradited to Benton County, Oregon on April 8, 2008, he was scheduled for his first appearance on April 9, 2008, at the Benton County Courthouse, facing fourteen counts including aggravated murder, two counts of kidnapping and single counts of rape and sexual abuse in connection with Wilberger's disappearance. Charges were filed despite the absence of the body of the alleged victim at the time; the FBI had considered Courtney a suspect in two to three disappearances under investigation, but have since eliminated him as a suspect.

It was revealed through court deposition and Courtney's confession that he had abducted Wilberger from the Oak Park Apartments parking lot on the morning of May 24, 2004. He drove her into the woods outside of town, he returned to town to buy food. According to Courtney, she was kept alive throughout the night, he bludgeoned her to death when she tried to fight off the rape. Courtney's attorneys worked towards a trial, as well as towards a speedier resolution; the trial was set for February 1, 2010. He was expected to be charged in connection with the unrelated kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and attempted murder of two Oregon State University students, the same day Wilberger went missing. On September 21, 2009, Courtney pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, the only crime subject to capital punishment in Oregon, was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole; the deal spared Courtney from the death penalty, in exchange for providing information about the location of Wilberger's body.

In addition, the deal called for Courtney to be imprisoned in his home state, New Mexico, instead of Oregon where the crime was committed. The Benton County District Attorney announced the recovery of Wilberger's body in a press conference the day of Courtney's confession, it was revealed that her remains had been concealed in the woods on an abandoned logging road between Blodgett and Wren, located in the Oregon Coast Range. The Wilberger case was covered several times on the Fox television program America's Most Wanted between 2004 and 2006; the Montel Williams Show interviewed three of Wilberger's siblings, Shannon and Jessica, which aired November 29, 2004. The ABC News program 20/20 examined Wilberger's disappearance along with that of Maura Murray on March 17, 2006; the Investigation Discovery Channel portrayed the Wilberger story on three different series: Dateline NBC aired a two-hour special on the case on February 4, 2011. The Oxygen channel documentary series It Takes A Killer covered the case on January 6, 2017.

List of solved missing persons cases America's Most Wanted | Brooke Wilberger at inarchive.com Joel Courtney Predator Writing at crimelibrary.com

Roosevelt Gardens, Florida

Roosevelt Gardens is a census-designated place in Broward County, United States. The population was 2,456 at the 2010 census. Roosevelt Gardens is located at 26°8′28″N 80°10′49″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,923 people, 661 households, 427 families living in the CDP. The population density was 2,320.2/km². There were 733 housing units at an average density of 884.4/km². The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.04% White, 97.66% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.21% from other races, 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population. There were 661 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.4% were married couples living together, 34.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.61. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,423, the median income for a family was $20,536. Males had a median income of $16,760 versus $22,796 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $9,559. About 31.4% of families and 33.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.1% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over. As of 2000, English was the mother tongue for 100% of the population

Red Rock Corridor

The Red Rock Corridor is a proposed bus rapid transit transitway in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The route connects the metropolitan area's southeastern suburbs to downtown St. Paul, through it to downtown Minneapolis; the transitway would originate in Hastings with planned stops in Cottage Grove and Saint Paul. The route will terminate at Saint Paul's Union Depot. From Union Depot, riders will connect with express buses, local buses, the METRO Green Line to Minneapolis, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, the Mall of America. Highway 61 is the principal arterial for the Red Rock Corridor and is in a primary corridor for rail and automobile travel. By 2030, an increase of 100,000 people is projected for the southeast metro; the majority of jobs, will continue to be located within Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Minnesota Department of Transportation anticipates heavy congestion along Highway 61 during the morning and evening commute periods by 2030; the Red Rock Corridor Commission was established in 1998 as a joint powers board to address transportation needs for the corridor.

The commission is made up of 11 members that represent the counties and communities along the transitway. Additionally, representatives from Goodhue County, the City of Red Wing, Prairie Island Indian Community, the Canadian Pacific Railway serve as ex-officio members; the Red Rock Corridor Commission selected commuter rail as the mode for the Red Rock Corridor. In 2007, the commission determined that expanding service through a phased approach would help build demand for transit; the preferred mode of operation was updated to bus rapid transit during the Alternatives Analysis Update completed in 2014. The Red Rock Corridor Commission completed an implementation plan in 2016 focused on a phased approach to bring BRT to the southeast metro area. Strategies include improving local bus service in the near term and implementing BRT in the long term; the Red Rock Corridor Commission adopted the Implementation Plan on October 26, 2016. Red Rock Corridor Transitway web site Red Rock Corridor Route Map