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Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren née Ericsson. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, the Six Bullerby Children, for the children's fantasy novels Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter, The Brothers Lionheart. Lindgren worked on the Children's Literature Editorial Board at the Rabén & Sjögren publishing house in Stockholm and wrote more than 30 books for children. In January 2017, she was calculated to be the world's 18th most translated author, the fourth most translated children's writer after Enid Blyton, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Lindgren has so far sold 165 million books worldwide. In 1994, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "her unique authorship dedicated to the rights of children and respect for their individuality." Astrid Lindgren grew up in Näs, near Vimmerby, Småland and many of her books are based on her family and childhood memories and landscapes. Lindgren was the daughter of Samuel August Hanna Jonsson.

She had two sisters and Ingegerd, a brother, Gunnar Ericsson, who became a member of the Swedish parliament. Upon finishing school, Lindgren took a job with a local newspaper in Vimmerby, she had a relationship with the chief editor, married and a father, who proposed marriage in 1926 after she became pregnant. She declined and moved to the capital city of Stockholm, learning to become a typist and stenographer. In due time, she gave birth to her son, Lars, in Copenhagen and left him in the care of a foster family. Although poorly paid, she saved whatever she could and traveled as as possible to Copenhagen to be with Lars just over a weekend, spending most of her time on the train back and forth, she managed to bring Lars home, leaving him in the care of her parents until she could afford to raise him in Stockholm. In 1932 she married Sture Lindgren, who left his wife for her. Three years in 1934, Lindgren gave birth to her second child, who would become a translator; the character Pippi Longstocking was invented to amuse her daughter.

Lindgren related that Karin had said to her, "Tell me a story about Pippi Longstocking," and the tale was created in response to that request. The family moved in 1941 to an apartment on Dalagatan, with a view over Vasaparken, where Lindgren remained until her death on 28 January 2002 at the age of 94, having become blind. Astrid Lindgren died in her home in central Stockholm, her funeral took place in the Storkyrkan in Gamla stan. Among those attending were King Carl XVI Gustaf with Queen Silvia and others of the royal family, Prime Minister Göran Persson; the ceremony was described as "the closest you can get to a state funeral." Lindgren worked as a secretary before becoming a full-time author. She served as a secretary for the 1933 Swedish Summer Grand Prix. In the early 1940s, she worked as a secretary for criminalist Harry Söderman. In 1944 Lindgren won second prize in a competition held by Rabén & Sjögren, a new publishing house, with the novel Britt-Marie lättar sitt hjärta. A year she won first prize in the same competition with the chapter book Pippi Långstrump, rejected by Bonniers.

Since it has become one of the most beloved children's books in the world and has been translated into 60 languages. While Lindgren immediately became a much appreciated writer, the irreverent attitude towards adult authority, a distinguishing characteristic of many of her characters has drawn the ire of some conservatives; the women's magazine Damernas Värld sent Lindgren to the United States in 1948 to write short essays. Upon arrival she is said to have been upset by the discrimination against black Americans. A few years she published the book Kati in America, a collection of short essays inspired by the trip. In 1956, the inaugural year of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, the German-language edition of Mio, min Mio won the Children's book award. In 1958 Lindgren received the second Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Rasmus på luffen, a 1956 novel developed from her screenplay and filmed in 1955; the biennial International Board on Books for Young People, now considered the highest lifetime recognition available to creators of children's books, soon came to be called the Little Nobel Prize.

Prior to 1962 the Board cited a single book published during the preceding two years. On her 90th birthday, she was pronounced International Swede of the Year 1997 by Swedes in the World, an association for Swedes living abroad. In its entry on Scandinavian fantasy, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy named Lindgren the foremost Swedish contributor to modern children's fantasy, its entry on Lindgren summed up her work in glowing terms: "Her niche in children's fantasy remains both secure and exalted. Her stories and images can never be forgotten." By 2012 Astrid Lindgren's books had been translated into 95 different languages and language variants. Further, the first chapter of Ronja the Robber's Daughter has b

School Districts of Huron County, Ohio

Numerous public school districts and numerous private schools exist in Huron County, United States. All or part of thirteen school districts serve Huron County and its residents: Bellevue City School District: including parts of Bellevue, Lyme Township, Sherman Township. Bellevue High School 200 Oakland Avenue Bellevue, Ohio 44811 Home of the RedmenBerlin-Milan Local School District: including parts of Milan and Norwalk Township. Edison High School 2603 State Route 113 East Milan, Ohio 44846 Home of the ChargersBuckeye Central Local School District: including parts of Richmond Township. Buckeye Central High School 306 South Kibler Street New Washington, Ohio 44854 Home of the BucksFirelands Local School District: including parts of Wakeman Township. Firelands High School 10643 Vermilion Road Oberlin, Ohio 44074 Home of the FalconsMonroeville Local School District: including parts of Monroeville, Bronson Township, Lyme Township, Norwalk Township, Peru Township, Ridgefield Township. Monroeville High School 101 West Street Monroeville, Ohio 44847 Home of the EaglesNew London Local School District: including parts of New London, Clarksfield Township, Fairfield Township, Fitchville Township, Hartland Township, New London Township.

New London High School 1 Wildcat Drive New London, Ohio 44851 Home of the WildcatsNorwalk City School District: including parts of Norwalk, Bronson Township, Norwalk Township. Norwalk High School 350 Shady Lane Drive Norwalk, Ohio 44857 Home of the TruckersPlymouth-Shiloh Local School District: including parts of Plymouth and New Haven Township. Plymouth High School 400 Trux Street Plymouth, Ohio 44865 Home of the Big Red VikingsSeneca East Local School District: including parts of Norwich Township, Richmond Township, Sherman Township. Seneca East High School 109 Seneca Street Attica, Ohio 44807 Home of the TigersSouth Central Local School District: including parts of Greenwich, North Fairfield, Fairfield Township, Greenfield Township, Greenwich Township, Ripley Township. South Central High School 3305 Greenwich Angling Road Greenwich, Ohio 44837 Home of the TrojansWellington Exempted Village School District: including parts of Clarksfield Township. Wellington High School 629 North Main Street Wellington, Ohio 44090 Home of the DukesWestern Reserve Local School District: including parts of Norwalk, Bronson Township, Clarksfield Township, Hartland Township, Norwalk Township, Townsend Township, Wakeman Township.

Western Reserve High School 3841 US Route 20 East Collins, Ohio 44826 Home of the RoughridersWillard City School District: including parts of Willard, Greenfield Township, New Haven Township, Norwich Township, Richmond Township. Willard High School 123 Dr. L. H. Whisler Avenue Willard, Ohio 44890 Home of the Crimson FlashesIn addition to the public schools, there are numerous private schools that service Huron County. Alpha Omega Christian School: located in Bellevue and serving grades PK through 12.6254 US Route 20 East Bellevue, Ohio 44811Celeryville Christian School: located in rural Willard and serving grades K through 8.4200 Broadway Road Willard, Ohio 44890Clarksfield Seventh Day Adventist School: located south of Wakeman in Clarksfield and serving grades 1 through 7.5001 Zen Road Wakeman, Ohio 44889Immaculate Conception School: located in Bellevue and serving grades K through 8.304 East Main Street Bellevue, Ohio 44811Norwalk Catholic Schools: located in Norwalk and serving grades PK through 12.

Saint Paul High School 93 East Main Street Norwalk, Ohio 44857 Home of the FlyersSaint Francis Xavier School: located in Willard and serving grades K through 6.25 West Perry Street Willard, Ohio 44890Saint Joseph School: located in Monroeville and serving grades PK through 8.79 Chapel Street Monroeville, Ohio 44847Tri-County Christian School: located in New London and serving grades K through 12.432 Park Avenue New London, Ohio 44851Trinity Christian Academy: located in Norwalk and serving grades K through 8.250 Benedict Avenue Norwalk, Ohio 44857

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2003

The 7th Online Film Critics Society Awards, honoring films made in 2003, were given on 5 January 2004. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King City of God Kill Bill: Volume 1 Lost in Translation Mystic River Peter Jackson – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sofia CoppolaLost in Translation Clint Eastwood – Mystic River Alejandro González Iñárritu21 Grams Quentin Tarantino – Kill Bill: Volume 1 Bill Murray – Lost in Translation Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Paul Giamatti – American Splendor Ben KingsleyHouse of Sand and Fog Sean Penn – Mystic River Naomi Watts – 21 Grams Angela Bettis – May Scarlett Johansson – Lost in Translation Charlize Theron – Monster Uma Thurman – Kill Bill: Volume 1 Peter Sarsgaard – Shattered Glass Sean Astin – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Alec Baldwin – The Cooler Tim Robbins – Mystic River Andy Serkis – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Shohreh Aghdashloo – House of Sand and Fog Maria Bello – The Cooler Patricia ClarksonPieces of April Holly Hunter – Thirteen Renée Zellweger – Cold Mountain Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola 21 Grams – Guillermo Arriaga In America – Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan and Naomi Sheridan Kill Bill: Volume 1 – Quentin Tarantino The Station Agent – Tom McCarthy The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh American Splendor – Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini Bubba Ho-Tep – Don Coscarelli Mystic River – Brian Helgeland Shattered Glass – Billy Ray City of God The Barbarian Invasions Irreversible The Man Without a Past The Triplets of Belleville Capturing the Friedmans The Fog of War Lost in La Mancha Spellbound Winged Migration Finding Nemo Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Looney Tunes: Back in Action Millennium Actress The Triplets of Belleville The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Andrew Lesnie Girl with a Pearl Earring – Eduardo Serra Kill Bill: Volume 1 – Robert Richardson The Last Samurai – John Toll Winged Migration – Olli Barbé et al.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore Kill Bill: Volume 1 – RZA The Last Samurai – Hans Zimmer Lost in Translation – Brian Reitzell and Kevin Shields Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Klaus Badelt The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Down with Love Girl with a Pearl Earring Kill Bill: Volume 1 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Down with Love Girl with a Pearl Earring Kill Bill: Volume 1 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 28 Days Later Kill Bill: Volume 1 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Kill Bill: Volume 1 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl X2 Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini – American Splendor Niki CaroWhale Rider Fernando MeirellesCity of God Billy Ray – Shattered Glass Peter Sollett – Raising Victor Vargas Keisha Castle-Hughes – Whale Rider Peter Dinklage – The Station Agent Chiwetel EjioforDirty Pretty Things Keira KnightleyBend It Like Beckham Cillian Murphy – 28 Days Later

Lothar Sp├Ąth

Lothar Späth was a German politician of the CDU. Späth was born in Sigmaringen. From 30 August 1978 to 13 January 1991 Späth was the 5th Minister President of Baden-Württemberg and chairman of the CDU Baden-Württemberg, serving as the 36th President of the Bundesrat in 1984/85. After leaving politics, Späth headed the Jenoptik company, one of the few former Eastern German state owned enterprises, which survived the transformation into a market economy in a united Germany, he stayed there until 2003. He became president of the Industrie- und Handelskammer East-Thuringia in Gera. In order to support medium-sized companies in opening up foreign markets, he set up the "Baden-Württemberg Export Foundation" in 1984, today Baden-Württemberg International. In 1989, he sponsored the publication of an art portfolio called Kinderstern, featuring original drawings by Sol LeWitt, Jörg Immendorff, Sigmar Polke, Max Bill, Heinz Mack, Keith Haring and Imi Knoebel, to benefit children cancer patients. Along with Rupert Neudeck, he is a patron of the "German Economic Foundation for Humanitarian Help".

In September 1992 Späth was awarded the title of Royal Norwegian Honorary Consul General for Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. From 1998–2001, Späth hosted a TV talk show broadcast in Germany called "Späth am Abend", delivering weekly political commentaries beginning in 2002. Marlis Prinzing: Lothar Späth – Wandlungen eines Rastlosen. Orell Füssli Verlag, Zürich 2006, ISBN 3-280-05203-3. Stefan Wogawa: Lothar Späth. Blick hinter eine Inszenierung. OWUS e. V. Bad Salzungen 2010. Marlis Prinzing, Lothar Späth: „Wir schaffen das“ – Antworten auf die Krise – Perspektiven für die Zukunft. Marlis Prinzing trifft Lothar Späth. Kaufmann, Lahr 2009, ISBN 978-3-7806-3089-6. Catalogue of Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

Palazzo d'Afflitto

The Palazzo D'Afflitto is a palace located in the San Giuseppe neighbourhood of Naples, adjacent to the Palazzo Capomazza di Campolattaro. In the third floor is the restored Church of the Real Monte Manso di Scala, built atop the famed Cappella Sansevero; the palace underwent numerous reconstructions. The Real Monte Manso di Scala Foundation originated in 1608 as a charitable institution patronized by the Marchese di Villa, Giovan Battista Manso di Scala; the aim was to support the seminary studies of poor aristocrats. Education was entrusted to the Jesuit order. For these purposes the charity acquired the present palace in 1654 from the Principe di Scanno, Girolamo d’Afflitto. Manso in 1611 was one of the founders of a literary humanist group, Accademia degli Oziosi in Naples, he was helped in this regard by the Viceroy Don Pedro Fernández de Castro y Andrade, to whom Miguel de Cervantes dedicated many of his works. In 1747, the charitable foundation acquired from Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of Sansevero, the area above the Cappella Sansevero, where they built the church, based on designs of Mario Gioffredo.

The palace and the seminary archive suffered pillaging during the Napoleonic Wars, was abolished in 1820, although the charitable foundation continued to exist to today. One wing of the palace had severe damage during the second world war; the church had been closed since 1959, suffered more damage, specially in the maiolica pavement and ceiling, during the earthquake of 1980. In 2009, the restored church was reopened, avid to capture some of the tourism to the adjacent chapel, it has organized tours. Of note it contains an altar with statues of the Jesuit Saints Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, with a canvas of Madonna and child, Saints by Francesco de Mura; the statue of the Immaculate Conception with putti was completed by Nicola Ingaldi. A new addition is a modern statuary group of Christ Unveiled by Giuseppe Corcione.

Evelyn Peirce

Evelyn Peirce was an American film actress during the silent film era, into the 1930s. Peirce was born in Del Rio and moved to Hollywood as a professional stage dancer, was spotted by talent scouts and encouraged to pursue an acting career in the mid-1920s, her first role was in the 1925 film Excuse Me, uncredited. Her first credited role was that same year in Don't, she was one of thirteen girls selected as "WAMPAS Baby Stars" in 1925, which included actress June Marlowe. Following being selected by "WAMPAS" she received a minor contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which lasted through 1931. From 1927 through 1931 Peirce starred in seven films, she continued to act through 1935 after the end of her MGM contract, but only had one credited role out of six films during that period. She married actor Robert Allen, although he continued to act well into the 1980s, Peirce retired from acting, they had one daughter, Katherine Meyer, a son, Ted Baehr, who chose to go by his father's birth name, and, a well known media critic, as well as chairman of "The Christian Film and Television Commission", publisher of MOVIEGUIDE.

Allen and Peirce settled in Oyster Bay, New York, where they were residing at the time of her death at age 52 in 1960. Anderson, Chuck "Columbia In Transition: Bob Allen and Jack Luden." The Old Corral, accessed October 25, 2008 Evelyn Pierce, WAMPAS Baby Star, 1925 Evelyn Peirce on IMDb