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Catholic Faith Network

Catholic Faith Network Telecare, is an American TV channel available to Altice USA, Verizon FiOS, Charter Communications subscribers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. Founded in 1969 by Monsignor Thomas Hartman of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York. CFN broadcasts programming aimed at to Catholic viewers, including live religious services, talk shows, devotional programs, educational programming and children's programs, it presents coverage of special events at the Vatican and of papal journeys. The Catholic Faith Network is available on Optimum channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS TV channel 296, Charter Spectrum channel 162/471 throughout the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut area; the Catholic Faith Network is available on selected cable and satellite systems nationwide, along with an on-demand library of original programming and a 24/7 live stream. "The Catholic Faith Network is at the service of the Word, the Church, the Bishops and the Encounter of Faith and Culture. Our mission is to proclaim the teachings of our Lord to the Catholic Community and beyond using media in all forms."

Telecare was rebranded as Catholic Faith Network on September 7, 2018. Msgr. James C. Vlaun is President and CEO of Catholic Faith Network. A partial listing of CFN's programs: CFN News Catholic Preservatives - with Bishop William Murphy Chaplet of Divine Mercy Choices We Face Conversation with Cardinal Dolan CHS Presents: Lifestyles CHS Presents: Dr. O: Faithfully Transforming Health Care Daily Mass from St. Agnes Cathedral Daily Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral Encounter - with Bishop John Barres Family Comes First - Hosted by Vincent J. Russo and Victoria Roberts Drogin. Looks at the challenge of real-life families and offers resources and advice from experts. God Is Good - Hosted by Father Charles Mangano and his sister Laurie who share their gifts of song and prayer. Guided by Grace - Panel discussion where Catholic women discuss experiences of faith and spirituality while exploring issues of Catholicism. Holy Rosary Hope & Mercy It's a Wonderful Life... Joy of Music La Santa Misa Life is Worth Living Living Scripture - Reflections of meaning and message on the Holy Scripture.

Living Your Faith Miraculous Medal Novena - Devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, hosted by Monsignor Jim Vlaun. Molloy College - The Public Square 2.0 Papal Audience Real Food - Hosted by Monsignor Jim Vlaun, bringing faith into the kitchen discussing things like faith and the importance of breaking bread together. Includes special guest chefs. Spanish Rosary St. Ann's Novena Sharing Knowledge: St. John's University Transforming Communities - Explores how St. Joseph's College works to uphold positive values and reach out to their community. Tomorrow's Hope Word: Alive and Well Word On Fire Hosted by Robert Barron The Word World Seen From The Vatican Religion and Rock is a radio program with Monsignor Jim Vlaun broadcast twice a week on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings; the program is broadcast to anyone with a satellite radio. The podcasts are uploaded to iTunes for people to listen to free of charge. Not to be confused with Rock & Religion Radio Show; the Catholic Faith Network's studio facilities are located in Uniondale, New York and Manhattan, New York.

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Elias Willard Smith

Elias Willard Smith was an American architect and civil engineer. He was born in 1814 or 1816 in Albany, New York, died in 1886 in Washington, DC, he was educated at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As a graduation present from his father, he undertook a trip from St. Louis to the Rocky Mountains and back. During this trip, he recorded his observations in a journal, handed down in his family and published in various scholarly venues. After returning from the Rocky Mountains expedition and until the Civil War, Smith practiced engineering, having some connection with the water works in Detroit and Chicago. While living in Detroit, Smith practiced architecture, notably Dankmar Adler studied with him before 1861. After the Civil War, he moved to Virginia, first to Williamsburg and to Georgetown. During this period he performed some work for the Washington Gas Works. In 1865, Smith designed the Daniel S. Schanck Observatory for Rutgers College

Margarete Adam

Margarete Adam was a German feminist philosopher and university teacher. She fell foul of the authorities after 1933 because she had been critical of the Nazi Party in print and after the Nazis took power, got into the habit of writing to senior army commanders and others in the public eye, advocating the overthrow of Hitler, she died early in January 1946 as a result of mistreatment suffered in German jails between 1937 and 1944. Margarete Adam came from a traditional German family, was a committed Roman Catholic, she studied Philosophy. During the 1920s she contributed articles to Die Frau, at that time Germany's leading feminist magazine, she received her doctorate from Hamburg University in 1925, after which she accepted a teaching position with the university. In 1929 she wrote an essay, published early in 1930 by the National Association of Jewish Citizens of Jewish Faith, in which she asserted that no government the most anti-semitic one, would gain popular support for the disenfranchisement of Jews as citizens, concluding that anti-semitism was bound to decline and philo-semitism to grow.

A compounding poignant irony followed towards the end of 1930 when she admitted that she had been one of thousands of women who had voted for the Nazi Party in 1930. She had done this, she wrote, only after much soul searching, despite disagreeing with their anti-semitic rhetoric, because the Nazis were the only party committed to revising the punitive terms of the 1919, Treaty of Versailles, the only party to include among their objectives the fights against corruption and against Bolshevism. Back in 1925 Adam's doctoral dissertation had been supervised by Ernst Cassirer. After the Nazis took power in January 1933, Cassirer applied to the Hamburg university authorities in April 1933 for permission to resign, on account of his Jewish provenance: he emigrated to Oxford in England, it was no longer possible to believe that no government would gain popular support for the disenfranchisement of Jews. Margarete Adam was not Jewish, but she continued to make her views on the Nazi Party's anti-semitism known, during 1933 her teaching contract with Hamburg university was withdrawn.

Her position became one of opposition bordering on "resistance" in what became, during the first half of 1933, a one- party dictatorship, with antisemitism a core underpinning of public policy. After 1934 she campaigned to bring the perpetrators of the Röhm Putsch before the courts, she addressed letters and leaflets to senior army officers and others in positions of power and influence, seeking to persuade them to get rid of Hitler. Adam was arrested in 1937, she was sentenced for high treason to nine years in prison. She served her sentence in the women's prison in Lübeck-Lauerhof and at a prison in Cottbus where she was held in solitary confinement. In 1944 she was declared unfit for imprisonment and transferred to the hospital at Roßthal on the south side of Dresden, she was moved to the Charité in Berlin, during the final part of January 1946. Sources assert that her death resulted from her lengthy imprisonment

Witham railway station

Witham railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line in the East of England, serving the town of Witham, Essex. It is half a mile to the north of the town centre and is 38 miles 48 chains down the line from London Liverpool Street. On the GEML Witham is situated between Hatfield Peverel to the east, it is the southern terminus of the Braintree Branch Line, where the branch joins the main line. Its three-letter station code is WTM; the station was opened in 1843 by the Eastern Counties Railway. It is operated by Greater Anglia, who operate all trains serving it, as part of the East Anglia franchise; the section of the Eastern Counties Railway between Brentwood and Colchester entered operation on 29 March 1843, Witham station opened on the same day. The station became a junction five years with the opening of the Maldon, Witham & Braintree Railway for goods trains on 15 August 1848; the MW&B was absorbed by the ECR, which itself amalgamated with other companies in 1862 to form the Great Eastern Railway.

On 1 January 1899 eight people were injured in a collision at Witham. At around 7:30 pm the 7:15 pm service from Maldon East collided side-long with a cattle train, being shunted into a siding; some of the cattle wagons were derailed, some of the sheep aboard were killed. The incident was blamed on signalman error. On 1 September 1905 the 09:27 London Liverpool Street to Cromer 14-coach express derailed whilst travelling at speed through the station. Ten passengers and a luggage porter were killed when several of the carriages somersaulted on to the platforms causing considerable damage to the rolling stock and the station. Seventy-one passengers were injured, it remains to this day the worst single loss of life in a railway accident in Essex. In 2005, an opportunity to commemorate the centenary was missed and the incident is now forgotten. Ben Sainty, a signalman, whose quick action averted the next train hitting the wreckage has a road named after him in the town, Ben Sainty Court. Platform 1 is used except for peak-hour services to and from London Liverpool Street starting or terminating at Witham.

Platform 1 was used by trains on the now disused Witham-Maldon branch line. Platform 2 is used by services towards London and platform 3 is for country-bound trains. Platform 4 is for Braintree branch services; some evening peak services terminating at Witham use platform 4. A new passing loop is planned to the north of Witham to further enable express services to overtake stopping services in either direction; the station's car park is situated next to the station. To access the car park from the station passengers once had to exit onto the street and take a substantial walk to the road bridge across the tracks situated just past the western end of the station, over the bridge and down a residential road the other side of the tracks. Passengers campaigned for a remedy to this issue for many years. In 2001 funding was announced to build a footbridge direct from the station to the car park, but this was subsequently withdrawn indefinitely due to financial cutbacks following the collapse of Railtrack.

Reports of a new funding package for a footbridge emerged in 2008. Work took place between in 2011 which included a new entrance at the station to provide access to and from the adjacent car park; the footbridge opened in August 2011. The improvements saw new disabled parking facilities, a customer help point and information point and new sheltered cycle storage. An 1897 survey of the station shows a small system of sidings on the down-side at the London end and a siding with a turntable at the country end off the Braintree branch. On the up-side there were sidings serving an auction mart and cattle pens at the London end; the Maldon branch had at an earlier date been served by a triangular junction which facilitated direct running from Colchester but it is shown as disconnected in 1897. The typical off-peak service pattern: 4 tph to London Liverpool Street 1 tph to Ipswich 1 tph to Colchester Town 1 tph Clacton-on-Sea 1 tph along the branch line to Braintree. All services are operated by Greater Anglia.

During peak times, service frequencies are increased and calling patterns may vary

Robert O. Cox

Robert O. Cox was mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 1986-1991. Before becoming mayor, Cox spent nearly two decades on the City Commission. Cox owned a local marina. Before being elected to the City Commission, Cox served on the city's Marine Advisory Board and is credited for his role in promoting the city as a boating capital; as a member of the Board he encouraged the city to deepen many then-shallow canals, build marinas and advertise the city's boating-related amenities. As a City Commissioner, Cox was instrumental in luring the Whitbread Round the World Race, a leading yacht race, to the city; as a Commissioner and as Mayor, Cox was a leader in the effort to discourage college students from spending spring break in the city. Cox declined to seek reelection as mayor following a controversy that erupted after he told a fourth-grade class at Edgewood Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale that all they needed to become mayor was to be "free, 21." Edgewood Elementary principal Collins Plummer moments requested clarification of the earlier comment by Mayor Cox.

Mr. Cox proceeded an attempt at backtracking by stating that the comment was an old cliche which no longer held true due to advances in rights and opportunities for minorities during his lifetime. Many of the students witnessing the exchange including fourth grader Rafael Bazan were offended by Mayor Cox's remarks and the clarification by the Mayor did little to ease the surprise and offense by all whom witnessed the exchange. Mayor Cox's remarks were played on local news over the next several days causing an uproar from minorities throughout the community. Talk show host Arsenio Hall criticized Cox for these comments. Indeed, this was not the first time Cox made statements and took positions that were perceived by many to be racially insensitive. For example, Cox opposed renaming Southwest 31st Avenue Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, he opposed making King's birthday a city holiday. He once accused black people of vandalizing his warehouse, he argued against single-member voting districts. Further, he suggested English be the city's official language.

However, Cox's record on race was less clear-cut than these viewpoints suggest. Cox was a progressive on several race-related issues, it was Cox who, in 1972, proposed the city's open housing ordinance after the Broward County Commission failed to pass one. He did so in the face of strong opposition from influential white residents on the city's east side. Notably, former mayor and congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. a far less divisive figure than Cox in ensuing years, opposed this ordinance. Further, in 1970, Cox was the only commissioner to vote against a $43,000 armored tank the city bought following race riots. Cox argued it was meant to be turned on a tiny faction of the black community and contended that the money would have been better spent in community relations. Though Cox opposed the district elections that made black businessman Carlton Moore a commissioner. Cox feared districts would divide the city and make commissioners responsive only to their constituents. However, when the measure passed, Cox encouraged Moore to run.

In 1981, while serving as a city commissioner, Cox attracted controversy when he suggested pouring Kerosene in trash cans to prevent the homeless from rummaging for food. Although he said that he has meant to say bleach, as he did not want to kill anyone, "his comment captured for many the official attitude toward the scruffy souls whose presence marred the city's image", he died at his New York City home in 2013. List of mayors of Fort Lauderdale "The Mouth that Roared: Bob Cox, Fort Lauderdale's Outspoken Mayor has Given People Plenty of Reasons to Both Love and Hate Him. Is He a Bigot or Just Too Honest for His Own Good?" Miami Herald, April 20, 1990 "Hard lives commonplace for Broward's homeless population" Sun-Sentinel, January 22, 2005

Arkansas Highway 27

Arkansas Highway 27 is a designation for two north–south state highways in Arkansas. One route begins at US 71 near Ben Lomond north to Highway 7 in Dardanelle. A second segment runs north to Highway 14 at Harriet. An original Arkansas state highway, Highway 27 was created as one continuous route in 1926, but was split around Russellville in 1961; the designation includes Highway 27 Business, a business route in Nashville, Highway 27N, a former alternate route near Ben Lomond deleted in the 1990s. All highways are maintained by the Arkansas State Transportation Department. AR 27 begins at US 59/US 71 near Ben Lomond; the route runs east. The route continues to Nashville where it meets US 278 and US 371/AR 24. North of Nashville, AR 27 meets AR 26 until Murfreesboro, when it picks up AR 19; the route winds north to meet US 70/AR 84 in Kirby. AR 27 follows US 70 until Glenwood, when it enters the Ouachita National Forest; the two routes run together until Norman. AR 27 continues northeast to US 270 in Mt. Ida, to Washita where it meets AR 298.

The route leaves the forest near Rover, which contains a junction with AR 28. AR 27 continues north to Dardanelle; the route meets AR 7/AR 22/AR 247 on the south edge of town. It crosses the Arkansas River into Russellville, where it meets US 64 in downtown, Interstate 40 north of town. A concurrency with AR 7 ends with AR 27 turning right at Market Street; the route winds northward for a stretch meeting AR 16 and AR 333 in rural Searcy County. AR 27 continues northeast to meet US 65/AR 74 in Marshall. After Marshall, the route trails north to Harriet, where it terminates at AR 14. Highway 27 was created during the 1926 Arkansas state highway numbering as an original state highway between Ben Lomond and Harriet; the segment between Highway 28 at Rover and Highway 10 in Danville was deleted in 1929, but it was restored in 1931. Following construction of new terrain routes for Highway 7 and Highway 22, Highway 27 was truncated at the new alignment of Highway 7 in Dardanelle; this action separated the highway into its two present-day sections.

The highway was in Marshall on March 11, 1954, in Mt. Ida on June 27, 1962. Between Hector and Tilly on March 24, 1971, between Ben Lomond and Mineral Springs on September 29, 1976. Mile markers reset at some concurrencies. Arkansas Highway 27 had two auxiliary routes, with AR 27N being removed in the 1990s. Arkansas Highway 27B is a business route in Nashville, it is 2.38 miles in length. Arkansas Highway 27N was a short east–west highway in southwest Arkansas, its eastern terminus was at Arkansas Highway 27 east of Ben Lomond with its western terminus at U. S. Route 71 1-mile south of Falls Chapel. In the 1990s Highway 27N was replaced by a realigned Highway 27. List of state highways in Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 27 at Wikimedia Commons