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Axel Oxenstierna

Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna af Södermöre, Count of Södermöre, was a Swedish statesman. He became a member of the Swedish Privy Council in 1609 and served as Lord High Chancellor of Sweden from 1612 until his death, he was a confidant of first Gustavus Adolphus and Queen Christina. Oxenstierna is considered one of the most influential people in Swedish history, he played an important role during the Thirty Years' War and was appointed Governor-General of occupied Prussia. Oxenstierna was born on 16 June 1583, at Fånö in Uppland, the son of Gustaf Gabrielsson Oxenstierna and Barbro Axelsdotter Bielke, as the oldest of nine siblings, his parents belonged to the ancient and influential high noble families of Oxenstierna and Bielke, both of which had held high offices in the state and the church for generations. After the death of her husband Gustaf, Axel's mother Barbro decided to let Axel and his brothers Christer and Gustaf finish their studies abroad. Thus, the brothers received their education at the universities of Rostock and Jena.

On returning home in 1603 he took up an appointment as valet de chambre to King Charles IX of Sweden. One of Oxenstierna's more unusual intellectual qualifications was his knowledge of the Scots language, reflecting the importance of the Scottish expatriate community in Sweden at that time; as Chancellor, he would receive correspondence in Scots from his agent Sir James Spens, he ventured into the language himself for an official letter to his Scottish counterpart, the Earl of Loudoun. In 1606 he undertook his first diplomatic mission, to other German royal courts. While on diplomatic duty abroad, Oxenstierna gained appointment to the Privy Council. Henceforth, Oxenstierna became one of the king's most trusted servants. In 1609 he travelled to Reval, on King Charles's behalf, to receive tributes from the city of Reval and the Estonian knighthood. Together with other councillors, Oxenstierna tried to warn the king of Denmark and the intentions of Danish King Christian IV. In 1610, Oxenstierna travelled to Copenhagen with the aim of preventing war with the neighbours, but unsuccessfully.

The following year, Danish forces crossed the border. In the fall of 1611, King Charles died. Around New Year 1611–12, the parliament had to deal with the situation. According to the rules, the 17-year-old Gustavus Adolphus had not reached the proper age to be considered adult enough to rule as king. However, the estates agreed to disregard those rules. In return, the young king agreed to ensure the nobles further privileges and appoint Axel Oxenstierna Lord High Chancellor of Sweden. On 6 January 1612 Oxenstierna became Lord High Chancellor of the Privy Council, his controlling, organizing hand soon became apparent in every branch of the administration. Sweden was at the time troubled by three wars against Poland-Lithuania and Russia. Oxenstierna's first big task as Chancellor was to achieve peace in some of the wars; the war against Denmark was considered the most dangerous of the three as the enemy-controlled parts of Sweden itself. Negotiations began in Oxenstierna was first Swedish plenipotentiary.

The negotiations led to the Treaty of Knäred in 1613. For his efforts regarding these negotiations, Oxenstierna received the title of district judge in the hundred of Snävringe and the barony of Kimito. During the frequent absences of Gustavus in Livonia and in Finland Oxenstierna acted as his viceroy. One assignment Oxenstierna received while the king was in Livonia, was the task to finalize the negotiations regarding the marriage of John Casimir and the king's sister, Princess Catharina. At the coronation of Gustavus Adolphus, in October 1617, Oxenstierna was knighted. In 1620 he headed the embassy dispatched to Berlin to arrange the nuptial contract between Gustavus and Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg. During the king's Russian and Polish wars he had the principal duty of supplying the armies and the fleets with everything necessary, including men and money. Oxenstierna's ways of carrying out his assignments gained King Gustavus's appreciation, since the king, in 1622, asked Oxenstierna to accompany him to Livonia and appointed him Governor-General and commandant of Riga, a strategically important town during the ongoing war against Poland.

His services in Livonia gained him the reward of the whole bishopric of Wenden. Entrusted with the peace negotiations which led to the truce with Poland in 1623, he succeeded in averting a threatened rupture with Denmark in 1624; the Polish-Swedish War was reinitiated in 1626, on 7 October that year, Oxenstierna became Governor-General in the newly acquired Swedish possession of Prussia. In 1629 he concluded the advantageous Truce of Altmark with Poland-Lithuania. Prior to this, in September 1628, he arranged a joint occupation of Stralsund with Denmark in order to prevent that important fortress from falling into the hands of the Imperialists. Oxenstierna was not only successful within the diplomacy. During these years, he was entrusted with various important assignments in which he succeeded, such as gathering money and troops for the attack in Prussia in 1626, he played the leading organizational and administrational role in Prussia, as he had done earlier in Livonia. He was in charge of, for example, tolls and the entire state grain trade.

During the latter part of the 1620s

Mary LaRoche

Mary LaRoche was an American actress and singer, best known for her roles in Gidget, Bye Bye Birdie and The Twilight Zone. Her name is seen in print as Mary La Roche. LaRoche grew up in Rochester, New York, she received training in piano and voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. By age 10, she was acting on radio programs, she gained additional acting experience in Rochester with the Community Players and the Paddy Hill Players. In 1939, LaRoche was a sectional winner in the Gateway to Hollywood competition. LaRoche began singing and acting on and off Broadway in 1938. Over the next seven years she appeared in a number of Broadway musical comedies, including the 1942 operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár. LaRoche performed in various feature films during the 1950s and 1960s, including in the role of a singer in Catskills Honeymoon in 1950. LaRoche was active in television in guest appearances in single episodes of a television series, she portrayed the title character's mother in Karen.

She acted on television as early as 1946, when she was part of a two-person skit, broadcast on WBKB-TV in Chicago. Between 1951 and 1977 she appeared in 37 different television series, including five appearances on Perry Mason, two episodes of The Twilight Zone and an episode of The Streets of San Francisco in 1976. One of LaRoche's more complex and dramatic characterizations on television is in a one-hour episode of Gunsmoke in 1963, one titled "Quint-Cident". In that episode of the classic Western, in a central role opposite Burt Reynolds, she portrays a beleaguered and mentally exhausted widow trying to survive alone on an isolated farmstead in Kansas during the late 1870s. LaRoche was married to actor-producer Sherwood Price; the Girl from Wyoming, musical comedy, as one of the Cow-Belles. The Merry Widow, musique de Franz Lehár, livret original de Victor Léon et Leo Stein, adaptation d'Adrian Ross: une chanteuse The New Moon, musical comedy, music by Sigmund Romberg, as the nightclub singer Laffing Room Only and lyrics by Burton Lane, as Sonya, the nightclub singer South Pacific performed in Australia, as Nellie Forbush Catskill Honeymoon - the nightclub singer Operation Mad Ball - Lieutenant Schmidt Run Silent, Run Deep - Laura Richardson The Lineup - Dorothy Bradshaw Gidget - Mrs. Dorothy Lawrence The Ladies Man - Miss Society Bye Bye Birdie - Doris McAfee The Swinger - Mrs. Olsson 1958 to 1963: Perry Mason Season 1, episode 31 "The Case of the Fiery Fingers", as Vicky Braxton Season 2, episode 18 "The Case of the Jaded Joker", as Lisa Hiller Season 3, episode 1 "The Case of the Spurious Sister", as Grace Norwood Season 5, episode 6 "The Case of the Meddling Medium", as murderer Helen Garden Season 6, episode 14 "The Case of the Bluffing Blast", as Donella Lambert 1959: Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Season 4, episode 14 Tales of Wells Fargo "Long Odds", as Lorna Terret Season 2, episode 37 "Slab Happy", as Julie Gates 1960 to 1963: The Twilight Zone Season 1, episode 36 "A World of His Own", as Mary Season 5, episode 6 "Living Doll", as Annabelle Streator 1962: Checkmate Season 2, episode 17 "Death Beyond Recall", as Martha Baker 1962: Wagon Train Season 5, episode 31 "The Jud Steele Story", as Ursula Steele 1962 to 1963: Dr. Kildare Season 1, episode 15 "My Brother, the Doctor", as Judy Season 3, episode 12 "Charlie Wade Makes Lots of Shade", as Sarah Oliver 1963: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Season 2, episode 1 "A Home Away from Home", as Ruth 1963: Gunsmoke in "Police of the plain" Season 8, episode 33 "Quint-Cident", as Willa Devlin Season 9, episode 4 "Tobe", as Hanna 1964: The Virginian Season 2, episode 20 "First to Thine Own Self", as Alma Reese 1964: The F.

B. I. Season 2, episode 5 "The Scourge", as Lyn Towner 1967 to 1970: The Wonderful World of Disney Season 14, The Wonderful World of Disney, episodes 11 and 12 "A Boy Called Nuthin", Parts I & II, as Carrie Brackney Season 17, episodes 4 and 5 "The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City", Parts I & II by Marvin J. Chomsky, as Nancy Collins 1976: The Streets of San Francisco Season 5, episode 4 "The Drop", as Alice Horvath 1974: The Family Kovack by Ralph Senensky: as Mrs. Linsen 1976: Brinks: The Great Robbery by Marvin J. Chomsky: as Betty Houston Citations BibliographyDietz, Dan The Off Broadway musical, 1910–2007 Jefferson, NC: McFarland. Presnell and Marty McGee A critical history of television's The twilight zone, 1959–1964 Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland. Mary LaRoche on IMDb Mary LaRoche on Internet Broadway Database Mary LaRoche on TV Guide Mary LaRoche at Find a Grave

Ann Clemmer

Ann Veasman Clemmer is an American political scientist and politician from the U. S. state of Arkansas. A Republican, Clemmer is a former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, having represented District 23 from 2013 to 2015, she was sworn in for her first term in 2009 in House District 29. Clemmer is credited as being the first women to preside over the Arkansas House in the state's history, during the 2014 special session held in the Old State House. Clemmer is a native of Mississippi County in east Arkansas, where she graduated from Rivercrest High School in Wilson, Arkansas, she obtained her Bachelor of Master of Arts from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. A resident of Benton in Saline County, Clemmer teaches political science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Clemmer is a former president of the Arkansas Political Science Association, she is affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce in Bryant, Arkansas. In 2008, Clemmer won her first term in the state House in District 29, when she defeated the Democrat Scott Smith, 9,505 to 5,518.

She was unopposed in 2010 and in 2012, when she was transferred to District 23 for her third and final term in the state House. Clemmer is a member of the Arkansas Legislative Council and vice chairman of the House Education Committee, she sits on the House committees on Rules and State Agencies and Governmental Affairs. She is a member of the subcommittees on Early Childhood, Higher Education, House Elections. Representative Clemmer in 2013 co-sponsored bills to amend state income tax rates and to establish a spending cap on state spending, but the second measure failed by two House votes, she voted to override Democratic Governor Mike Beebe's vetoes of bills to prohibit abortion after twenty weeks of gestation and to require photo identification as a condition for voting in Arkansas. She co-sponsored both of those measures. Clemmer voted for other pro-life measures, including a ban on abortion once fetal heartbeat is detected, the prohibition of abortion coverage in state employees health insurance plans, the classification of the death of an unborn child as a felony in certain situations.

She co-sponsored the measure to allow the staff of religious institutions to engage in concealed carry of firearms for church safety. She voted for a similar measure to empower university officials to be armed with concealed weapons. Clemmer supported legislation to prohibit the governor from regulating firearms during an emergency, she supported the bill, signed by Beebe, to permit the sale of five hundred gallons of milk per month directly from the farm to consumers. She voted for the tiered system for lottery scholarships, she did not vote on the bill to make the office of prosecuting attorney nonpartisan. In 2011, Clemmer co-sponsored the Capital Gains Reduction Act and the reduction of taxes on manufacturers' utilities, she did not vote on the proposal for school dress codes but opposed the prohibition of cell phone usage in school zones. Clemmer supported curriculum standards for Bible instruction in public schools and voted to require that driver's license tests be administered only in the English language.

She voted against the 2011 U. S. congressional redistricting bill. In 2009, Representative Clemmer did not vote on the issue of expanding eligibility for children's health insurance, she opposed a plan to sidestep the electoral college by providing for a popular-vote system of choosing the U. S. President. Under the plan, each state in agreement would support the winner of the national popular vote in the electoral college regardless of the decision by state voters; the state House voted for fifty-six to forty-three. On May 20, 2014, Clemmer finished second in a three-way primary with only 22% of the vote in the Republican primary for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives; the position was vacated by U. S. Representative Tim Griffin, subsequently elected lieutenant governor, her congressional race was hurt by a scandal involving Clemmer's treasurer, Alex Reed embezzling a large amount from her congressional campaign account and was forced to resign.

Profile at Vote Smart

21st Century Live

21st Century Live is a live album by the band Styx released in 2003. The album contains a CD and a DVD; the tracks on the CD are identical to the tracks released on Styx World: Live 2001, but are presented in a different order and do not include some tracks included on Styx World: Live 2001. The DVD contains songs from Styx World: Live 2001 and two other released albums, Arch Allies: Live at Riverport and At the River's Edge: Live in St. Louis, which contain songs recorded by Styx at a live performance in St. Louis, Missouri on June 9, 2000; the DVD contains two unreleased live recordings from that show, "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" and "These Are the Times". Tommy Shaw: Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin James "J. Y." Young: Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards Lawrence Gowan: Vocals, Keyboards Glen Burtnik: Vocals, Electric Guitar Chuck Panozzo: Bass Todd Sucherman: Drums

Khairtabad Mosque

Khairtabad Mosque is in Khairatabad. Today Khairtabad is a well-known locality built around the mosque; the area had become a major IT hub of Hyderabad, India. Khairtabad Mosque was built by Khairunisa Begum in 1626 AD known as Ma Saheba, daughter of VI Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah, she built the mosque for her tutor Akhund Mulla Abul Malik. There is an empty domed building adjacent to the mosque; the reason for its being devoid of any grave is. Khairunisa Begum asked his son-in-law Hussain Shah Wali to construct a palace, a mosque and a tank for the princess; the tank became famous as Hussain Sagar, built in the northern boundary of Khairtabad. Khairatabad Mosque was constructed by Hussain Shah Wali; the mosque has a three-arch opening in front. The slender minarets of the mosque have lot of decorative work and the Jali work is worth seeing. INTACH AP, India had declared it as a heritage site

Donald Holder

Donald Holder is an American lighting designer in theatre and dance based in New York. He has been nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning the 1998 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for The Lion King, he won a second Tony in 2008 for the revival of South Pacific. His lighting design for Ragtime has been nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical. Additional Broadway credits include: Big Fish, Golden Boy, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Motherf**cker With The Hat, Promises, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Radio Golf, The Little Dog Laughed, Movin' Out, The Times They Are a-Changin', A Streetcar Named Desire, Cyrano de Bergerac, Prelude to a Kiss, he was the theatrical lighting designer for seasons one and two of the NBC-Universal television series Smash. Holder studied forestry at the University of Maine, where he graduated from in 1980, he worked for the Portland Stage Company in Maine. He is a student of Jennifer Tipton.

He was the head of lighting design from 2006-2010 in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts, is Head of Lighting Design at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. Donald Holder at the Internet Broadway Database Livedesign magazine article on Holder Authorsden.com article