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Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures; the film tells the story of a paleontologist in a number of predicaments involving a scatterbrained heiress and a leopard named Baby. The screenplay was adapted by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde from a short story by Wilde which appeared in Collier's Weekly magazine on April 10, 1937; the script was written for Hepburn, was tailored to her personality. Filming began in September 1937 and wrapped in January 1938. Production was delayed due to uncontrollable laughing fits between Hepburn and Grant. Hepburn struggled with her comedic performance and was coached by another cast member, vaudeville veteran Walter Catlett. A tame leopard was used during the shooting. Bringing up Baby was a commercial flop upon its release, although it made a small profit after its re-release in the early 1940s. Shortly after the film's premiere, Hepburn was labeled as "box office poison" by the Independent Theatre Owners of America and her career would not recover until The Philadelphia Story two years later.

The film's reputation began to grow during the 1950s. Since the film has received acclaim from both critics and audience for its zany antics and pratfalls, absurd situations and misunderstandings, perfect sense of comic timing screwball cast, series of lunatic and hare-brained misadventures, light-hearted surprises and romantic comedy. In 1990, Bringing Up Baby was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as "culturally or aesthetically significant", it has appeared on a number of greatest-films lists, ranking at 88th on the American Film Institute's 100 greatest American films of all time list. David Huxley is a mild-mannered paleontologist. For the past four years, he has been trying to assemble the skeleton of a Brontosaurus but is missing one bone: the "intercostal clavicle". Adding to his stress is his impending marriage to the dour Alice Swallow and the need to impress Elizabeth Random, considering a million-dollar donation to his museum; the day before his wedding, David meets Susan Vance by chance on a golf course when she plays his ball.

She is a free-spirited, somewhat scatterbrained young lady unfettered by logic. These qualities soon embroil David in several frustrating incidents. Susan's brother Mark has sent her a tame leopard named Baby from Brazil, its tameness is helped by hearing "I Can't Give You Anything But Love". Susan thinks David is a zoologist, manipulates him into accompanying her in taking Baby to her farm in Connecticut. Complications arise when Susan falls in love with him and tries to keep him at her house as long as possible hiding his clothes, to prevent his imminent marriage. David's prized intercostal clavicle is delivered, but Susan's aunt's dog George takes it and buries it somewhere; when Susan's aunt arrives, she discovers David in a negligee. To David's dismay, she turns out to be potential donor Elizabeth Random. A second message from Mark makes clear the leopard is for Elizabeth. Baby and George run off; the zoo is called to help capture Baby. Susan and David race to find Baby before the zoo and, mistaking a dangerous leopard from a nearby circus for Baby, let it out of its cage.

David and Susan are jailed by a befuddled town policeman, Constable Slocum, for acting strangely at the house of Dr. Fritz Lehman, where they had cornered the circus leopard; when Slocum does not believe their story, Susan tells him they are members of the "Leopard Gang". Alexander Peabody shows up to verify everyone's identity. Susan, who escaped out a window during a police interview, unwittingly drags the irritated circus leopard into the jail. David saves her; some time Susan finds David, jilted by Alice because of her, on a high platform working on his brontosaurus reconstruction at the museum. After showing him the missing bone which she found by trailing George for three days, against his warnings, climbs a tall ladder next to the dinosaur to be closer to him, she tells David that her aunt has given her the million dollars, she wants to donate it to the museum, but David is more interested in telling her that the day spent with her was the best day of his life. They profess their love for each other as Susan unconsciously swings the ladder from side to side, as it sways more and more with each swing Susan and David notice the ladder moving and that Susan is in danger.

Frightened, she climbs onto the skeleton, causing it to collapse, David grabs her hand just as she falls. After she dangles for a few seconds, David lifts her onto the platform. After she talks him into forgiving her without him saying a word about anything but halfheartedly complaining about the loss of his years of work putting together the skeleton, resigning himself to a future of chaos and kisses Susan. In March 1937, Howard Hawks signed a contract at RKO for an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Gunga Din, in pre-production since the previous fall; when RKO was unable to borrow Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Franchot Tone from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for the film and the adaptation of Gunga Din was delayed, Hawks began looking for a new project. In April 1937, he read a short story

Conus micropunctatus

Conus micropunctatus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are venomous, they are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled or not at all. The size of the shell varies between 35 mm; this species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Angola. Rolán E. & Röckel D. 2000. The endemic Conus of Angola. Argonauta 13: 5-44, 150 figs. page: 16, 34-35 Puillandre N. Duda T. F. Meyer C. Olivera B. M. & Bouchet P.. One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81: 1-23 The Conus Biodiversity website Cone Shells - Knights of the Sea "Varioconus micropunctatus". Retrieved 16 January 2019

Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company

The Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company is a private company chartered by Section 182.70 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The company is responsible for organizing the flow from most of the upper Wisconsin River tributaries, this flow affects the economy and ecosystem of the entire river, its member companies are the owners and operators of dams along the Wisconsin River, such as paper manufacturers and utility companies with hydroelectric facilities on that river. The company is located in Wisconsin, they include: NewPage Domtar Packaging Corporation of America Wisconsin River Power Company Alliant Energy Wausau Paper Expera Specialty Solutions Wisconsin Public Service CorporationAccording to its charter, the company is to maintain nearly a uniform flow of water as practicable in the Wisconsin and Tomahawk rivers by storing in reservoirs surplus water for discharge when the water supply is low to improve the usefulness of the rivers for all public purposes and to reduce flood damage. The reservoirs it operates shall be located north of township 37 north in or along the Wisconsin River, in or along any tributary of the Wisconsin River that discharges into the river at any point north of the south line of township 23 north.

The company was founded by an act of the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1907, as an outgrowth of several previous attempts to organize cooperative use of the water resources in the upper Wisconsin River basin. The company maintains 21 reservoirs on the Wisconsin River and its tributaries. Sixteen of these reservoirs are natural lake reservoirs, five are artificial reservoirs. Of the five artificial reservoirs, one is on the Wisconsin River: Rainbow Flowage; the other four are on the Willow River, Tomahawk River, Spirit River, Big Eau Pleine River, all of which are western tributaries of the Wisconsin. Goc, Michael J. Stewards of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company. New Past Press. ISBN 0938627198

Mike O'Callaghan

Donal Neil "Mike" O'Callaghan was an American politician. He was the 23rd Governor of the U. S. state of Nevada from 1971 to 1979, a member of the Democratic Party. Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, O'Callaghan moved to Sparta, where his family subsistence farmed, he lied about his age to join the U. S. Marine Corps, at the age of 16 and served from 1946 to 1948, he attended Boise Junior College and joined the U. S. Air served as an intelligence operator in the Aleutian Islands. O'Callaghan was transferred to the U. S. Army in 1952 in order to see combat and lost part of his left leg after being hit by a mortar round during a battle in the Korean War, he was returned to the United States. O'Callaghan resumed his college studies at the University of Idaho in Moscow and completed his bachelor's and master's degree in education in 1956 became a high school teacher and boxing coach in Nevada, he was U. S. Senator Harry Reid's history teacher at the Basic High School in Henderson and promoted Reid's political career.

From 1961 to 1963, he was the chief probation officer and director of court services for Clark County. O'Callaghan's political career began in 1963, when Governor Grant Sawyer appointed him to head the state's new department of health and welfare. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed O'Callaghan to be the regional director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness. In 1966, O'Callaghan lost. In 1970, he received the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and won a surprising victory in the general election over his Republican opponent, Edward Fike, he proved to be an popular governor and was re-elected in 1974 by a four-to-one margin, the greatest landslide in a gubernatorial election in state history. The last Nevada governor before term limits, eligible for an elected third term, O'Callaghan chose not to run again in 1978. After he left office O'Callaghan became the executive editor of the Las Vegas Sun, a job he held until his death in 2004, he was the publisher of the Henderson Home News and Boulder City News.

In the 1990s, O'Callaghan monitored elections in Nicaragua and northern Iraq, was a strong supporter of the country of Israel. Mike O'Callaghan died on March 5, 2004, of a heart attack at the age of 74, after collapsing during the morning mass hours at the Saint Viator Catholic Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, he was pronounced dead at the Desert Springs Hospital in Nevada. His widow Carolyn, a native of Twin Falls, died five months on August 7, 2004, of complications from cardiac surgery, at the age of 68, they were married on August 25, 1954 in Twin Falls and had five children. Both are interred at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Nevada. O'Callaghan's legacy as Nevada politician and philanthropist survives through three structures that bear his name. Mike O'Callaghan Middle School opened on the east side of Las Vegas in 1991; the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital is located on Nellis Air Force Base northeast of Las Vegas. A bridge, a part of the highway bypass around the Hoover Dam, spanning the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona, bears O'Callaghan's name, as well as that of former NFL Arizona Cardinals player and U.

S. Army veteran Pat Tillman. Tillman died in combat while serving in the U. S. Army in Afghanistan; the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was completed on October 14, 2010. In 2010, The O’Callaghan Resource Integrated Oncology Network Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit charity that assists cancer patients in Nevada was established in honor of Mike and Carolyn O’Callaghan, both cancer survivors. Citations Illia, Tony. "Buffeted by High Winds and Setbacks, a Bypass Is Making History Near Hoover Dam". Pp. 1–3. Retrieved October 15, 2011. Same title but no timeline. Nevada State Library & Archives - Mike O'Callaghan biography National Governor's Association: profile - Mike O'Callaghan University of Idaho Alumni Hall of Fame - 1971 inductees Mike O'Callaghan at Find a Grave Las Vegas SUN obituary Las Vegas SUN remembrance Las Vegas CityLife remembrance Mike O'Callaghan Middle School web site

Friedemann Kupsa

Friedemann Kupsa is an Austrian Cellist. Friedemann Kupsa studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater and attended masterclasses with Daniil Shafran and the La Salle Quartet, he is a member of the Munich Radio Orchestra. He has been a member of the Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet since 1986, receiving international acclaim for numerous first recordings on CD of music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Ethel Smyth, Germaine Tailleferre and Grażyna Bacewicz. With the pianist Wolfram Lorenzen he recorded the great chamber works of Max Reger, his commitment to 20th-century chamber music is further shown by his recording of the first eight string quartets by Darius Milhaud and the two great quartets by Arthur Bliss, he made the first-ever recording of Ethel Smyth’s two cello sonatas and has attracted attention by recording cello works by Nadia Boulanger. In addition, together with the pianist Céline Dutilly, he issued a recording of the two works for cello and piano by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: the Sonata o Fantasia, as a world premiere, the Capriccio.

Friedemann Kupsa has displayed his commitment to the music of the twentieth century with the world premiere recording of the Duo Sonatas by the Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas and the Romanian composer Anatol Vieru. Along with the Duo Sonatas by Maurice Ravel, Zoltán Kodály and the Variations by Elizabeth Maconchy, Kupsa played the world premiere of the duo composition Strassenmusik No 16 by Dimitri Nicolau, dedicated to the two soloists Renate Eggebrecht and Friedemann Kupsa, violoncello. With his ensemble, Kupsa has played numerous concerts, including at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Toblach Gustav Mahler Festival, the Chard Music Festival of Women, the Lucca Music Festival, the Munich Music Festival of Women, the Moravia Festival, accompanied by radio productions and live television recordings. Kodály, Vieru, Nicolau. 102, Piano Quartets opp. 113 and 133, Piano Quintet op. 64, 1996-98 Lutyens, Coates. 1-8, 1994-95 Fanny Mendelssohn. 4, 6, 7, 1991 Smyth. 5, String Quartet, String Quintet, 1990, Violoncello Sonata C-minor, 1997 Nadia Boulanger.

Flynn Saunders

Flynn Saunders is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by Joel McIlroy. The character was played by Martin Dingle-Wall from 2001 until 2002, he made his first appearance during the episode broadcast on 13 July 2001 and departed following his death on 13 February 2006. Flynn was a doctor and social worker, who arrived in Summer Bay after leaving the city in search of his missing sister Ashley Saunders; when Flynn learns there is a job available at the local drop-in centre, he decided to take it and wait for his sister to pass through the town. Dingle-Wall told an Inside Soap writer, "Finding Ashley is number one on Flynn's agenda, she has a drug problem, could have gone anywhere. But Flynn thinks she may have been heading for the Bay, he's hoping to be there if, when, she arrives." Shelley Sutherland, who ran the centre, was pleased to have Flynn working there. However, Flynn got off to a bad start with Shauna Bradley and Brodie Hanson, who he chased down the beach, after mistaking her for Ashley.

Flynn first arrives in the Bay to help Shelly Sutherland out at the Sarah McKay drop-in centre as a counsellor. It is soon revealed a few weeks after that he is a trained doctor. Flynn soon falls for Sally Fletcher and on their first date, they share a picnic together. Shauna Bradley makes a pass at Flynn but he rebuffs her. Jude Lawson, Shauna's boyfriend rides off on his motorcycle and crashes; when Jude is brought into hospital, Flynn works with fellow doctor Charlotte Adams to save his life in surgery and they are successful. Flynn searches for his younger sister, Ashley when their father, John tells him she has gone missing. Ashley is found living rough on the streets and after initial reluctance, she returns home. Following a holiday and Sally make engagement plans and marry in an outdoor ceremony conducted by Donald Fisher. In 2004, The couple swap houses with Beth Hunter and move back into Summer Bay House, Sally's childhood home and take over the running of the caravan park, they welcome the arrival of their first child, Pippa via friend and surrogate Leah Patterson.

Flynn and Sally take in homeless teenagers Ric Dalby and Cassie Turner and they form a close bond with them. In late 2005, Flynn is diagnosed with terminal skin cancer which has spread to other areas of his body and is told he only has three months to live. After deciding against chemotherapy, Flynn faces a tough moment when he tells Sally that he wants to take his own life, in order to save himself the pain and humiliation of dying a slow death but Flynn realises how precious his final weeks are and decides to die naturally; when Flynn encounters runaway Belle Taylor, she knocks him over while fleeing, exacerbating his weakened state. Flynn spends his final hours reminiscing with Sally, Ric and Alf Stewart over photos and memories. Flynn shares one last dance with Sally before dying in her arms. For his portrayal of Flynn, Dingle-Wall received a nomination for the Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent and the Inside Soap Award for Best Newcomer in 2002. While McIlroy earned a nomination for Most Popular Actor at the Logie Awards of 2006 for his portrayal of the character.

McIlroy received three nominations at the 2006 Inside Soap Awards for Best Actor, Best Couple, Best Storyline for Flynn's death. The episode featuring Flynn's death won writer, Sam Meikle, the Australian Writers' Guild Award for Best Episode in a Television Serial in 2006. Flynn's death was voted the second most gripping storyline in a TV Week reader's poll in December 2006. An Inside Soap columnist branded the character "handsome" and "dashing". Of the recast, Matt Bramford of What's on TV stated "It's quite obvious to everyone that Home and Away didn't TRY to find someone who looked like Martin Dingle-Wall when he left Summer Bay in 2002. Instead they cast Joel McIlroy..." Debi Enker of The Age thought Sally and Flynn's wedding "could well be the soap wedding of the year."