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Central Washington University

Central Washington University is a public university in Ellensburg, Washington. Founded in 1891, the university consists of four divisions: the President's Division and Financial Affairs and Academic and Student Life. Within ASL are four colleges: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business, the College of Education and Professional Studies, College of the Sciences. CWU is considered an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution with 15 percent Hispanic students. In 1890, the state Legislature established the Washington State Normal School in Ellensburg for "the training and education of teachers in the art of instructing and governing in the public schools of this state." WSNS opened on September 6, 1891, with classes held at the Washington Public School in Ellensburg. In 1893, the school's first building was constructed and named Barge Hall, in honor of the first WSNS principal, Benjamin Franklin Barge. Barge Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. In subsequent years, the university constructed additional campus buildings to accommodate a growing student body including: Kamola Hall.

While Barge Hall's architecture reflected a Richardson Romanesque style, the designs of buildings incorporated elements of proto-Modernism along with Spanish Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical and Classical Revival styles. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, as academic programs expanded, CWU saw construction of the Science Building I. In 1937, the Washington Legislature authorized a name change to Central Washington College of Education. Reflecting the fact that the curriculum had expanded into areas of study in addition to teacher education, the school's name was changed to Central Washington State College in 1961, it became Central Washington University in 1977. The on-campus location is established by a small residence hall, surrounded by the Student Union and Recreation Center and humanity facilities; the STEM and teaching facilities are located near the administrative buildings, which include Black Hall, Bouillon Hall, the Science Building near Dean Hall. Barge Hall and Mitchell Hall are.

Admissions, Running Start, a Cashiers Office, the Registrar, financial aid are all located in this area. This region is bounded by living spaces Kamola Hall and Sue Lombard Hall. On April 26, 2006, the school opened the $58 million Student Recreation Center; the Student Union and Recreation Center is home to a full-sized rock-climbing wall equipped gymnasium, an outdoor recreation office that rents sports equipment. In addition to the residential campus in Ellensburg, Central Washington University has multiple locations around the state of Washington. CWU-Des Moines, located at Highline Community College CWU-Everett, located at Everett Community College CWU-Lynnwood, located at Edmonds Community College CWU-Pierce County, located at Pierce College CWU-Moses Lake, located at Big Bend Community College CWU-Sammamish, located at the city-owned facility at 120 228th Ave. N. E. CWU-Wenatchee, located at Wenatchee Valley College CWU-Yakima, located at Yakima Valley Community College The Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array uses real-time GPS measurements to research and measure crustal deformation and mitigate natural hazards throughout the Pacific Northwest.

These hazards arise from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and coastal sea-level encroachment. In addition, PANGA GPS measurements are used to monitor man-made structures such as Seattle's sagging Alaska Way Viaduct, 520 and I-90 floating bridges and power-generation / drinking-supply dams throughout the Cascadia subduction zone, including the mega-dams along the Columbia River. GPS data are telemetered in real-time back to CWU, where they are processed in real-time using both JPL's RTG software as well as Trimble's RTKNet Integrity Manager software to provide relative positioning of several mm resolution. Wine Quality Research Initiative has identified the nature of wine faults in some wines and how to prevent them; the initiative is directed at detecting and preventing wine fraud, a lucrative and growing crime in the wine import/export business. The Science Honors Research Program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct high level research on projects that they design and implement.

CWU students and varsity athletes are known as the "Wildcats" and their colors are crimson and black. CWU is part of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. However, the men's and women's rugby teams are NCAA Division I and are nationally ranked. Official website Central Washington Athletics website

Tango & Cash

Tango & Cash is a 1989 American buddy cop action comedy film starring Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Jack Palance, Teri Hatcher. Stallone and Russell star as Raymond Tango and Gabriel Cash two rival LAPD narcotics detectives, who are forced to work together after the criminal mastermind Yves Perret frames both of them for murder; the film was chiefly directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, with Albert Magnoli and Peter MacDonald taking over in the stages of filming, with Stuart Baird overseeing post-production. The multiple directors were due to a long and troubled production process, that included numerous script rewrites and clashes between Konchalovsky and producer Jon Peters over creative differences; the film was released by Warner Bros. in the United States on December 22, 1989, the same day as Always. Both films were the last to be released in the 1980s. Beverly Hills LAPD Lieutenant Raymond Tango and Downtown Los Angeles Lieutenant Gabriel Cash are considered the two best cops in Los Angeles.

They are opposites in every way, have an intense rivalry with each considering himself to be the best. Their actions make headlines for their large drug busts through the Southern California area. Unbeknownst to them all the shipments belong to a single criminal organization headed by Yves Perret. After Tango's latest bust Perret's associates convince him that the two officers have become a problem and it must be addressed. Perret, believing that having them killed is too "quick and easy", develops an elaborate scheme to discredit and humiliate them before torturing them to death. Individually informed of a drug deal taking place that night, the detectives meet for the first time at the location and discover a dead, wire-tapped body just as the FBI arrive and surround the duo. Agent Wyler finds Cash's backup pistol with attached suppressor on arrests them. At their murder trial and Cash are incriminated by an audio tape. With the evidence stacked against them, they plead no contest to a lesser charge in exchange for reduced sentences in a minimum-security prison.

Once in prison and Cash are roused from their beds and tortured by Requin, Perret's henchman, a gang of prisoners, until Matt Sokowski, the assistant warden and Cash's former commanding officer, rescues them. Sokowski recommends that they escape and provides them with a plan; when Cash tries to escape, he is pursued by the guards. Tango rescues him and they head to the roof. Tango manages to electrocute Face by knocking him into a transformer before escaping. To clear their names, they separate; the detectives visit the witnesses. Tango intercepts Wyler. Cash discovers. Cash finds Katherine, Tango's sister, but is surrounded by cops; that night, Tango reunites with Cash and the duo are met at Katherine's house by Schroeder, Tango's commanding officer. He gives them Requin's address and tells them they have 24 hours. Cash's weapons expert friend Owen lets them borrow a high-tech assault vehicle and the duo storm into Perret's headquarters to confront the crime lord. However, Perret has kidnapped Katherine and starts a timer that will trigger the building's automatic self-destruct procedure.

After killing Perret's core security personnel and fellow crime lords, Requin appears, holding Katherine at knifepoint. He throws her aside to fight the detectives hand-to-hand and Cash kills him. Perret appears in a hall of mirrors holding a gun to Katherine's head, they gather Katherine and escape as the building explodes. They joke half-seriously about Cash's desire to date Katherine as a newspaper headline announces they've been vindicated and return to the LAPD as heroes; the film was known as The Set Up and was based on a script by Randy Feldman, based on an idea by Jon Peters and Peter Guber. Sylvester Stallone and Patrick Swayze were signed to star. In March 1989 Andrei Konchalovsky signed to direct. Swayze dropped out and went on to star in Road House, he was replaced by Kurt Russell. Sylvester Stallone had the original director of Barry Sonnenfeld, fired. Donald E. Thorin, who had shot Stallone's movie Lock Up earlier that year, was Sonnenfeld's replacement. After nearly three months of filming, director Andrei Konchalovsky was fired by producer Jon Peters in a dispute over the movie's ending.

In his 1999 book of memoirs, Elevating Deception, Konchalovsky said that the reason he was fired was because he and Stallone wanted to give the film a more serious tone and make it more realistic than the producers wanted Jon Peters, who kept pushing for the film to be goofier and campier, as such, his relationship with Peters became untenable. Another reason why Konchalovsky was fired was his refusal to agree to what he referred to as the "i

Easy Street (book)

Easy Street: The True Story of a Mob Family is the first memoir of Susan Berman, daughter of Las Vegas mobster David Berman. In it, Berman chronicles her mother her own obliviousness to what went on around them; when they became aware of their Mafia family, Berman's mother ended up dying in a mental institution and Susan endured a lot of psychotherapy. Easy Street received critical acclaim and was optioned for a movie. Berman wrote a second non-fiction book, part memoir and part history, titled Lady Las Vegas: The Inside Story Behind America's Neon Oasis. In what remains an unsolved crime, Berman was murdered in her home and her body discovered on Christmas Eve day 2000. Murder of a Mafia Daughter by crime writer Cathy Scott Easy Street on Amazon NYMag Article: Who Killed the Gangster's Daughter? Reuters report on Berman's death

Northfield, Ohio

Northfield is a village in Summit County, United States. The population was 3,677 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area. A post office called Northfield has been in operation since 1837; some say the name is a transfer from Northfield, while others believe the town site's location in the northern part of Summit County caused the name to be selected. Northfield is located at 41°20′31″N 81°31′51″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.08 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 3,677 people, 1,545 households, 992 families living in the village; the population density was 3,404.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,644 housing units at an average density of 1,522.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 85.6% White, 5.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,545 households of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.8% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age in the village was 40.5 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 50.6 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,827 people, 1,573 households, 1,052 families living in the village; the population density was 3,568.1 people per square mile. There were 1,676 housing units at an average density of 1,562.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 92.50% White, 3.40% African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.63% from other races, 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 1,573 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97. In the village, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $41,027, the median income for a family was $50,230. Males had a median income of $35,777 versus $25,795 for females; the per capita income for the village was $19,007. About 2.1% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Northfield Park Race Track, a harness racing race track, is located in the village. On December 18, 2013, the Hard Rock opened "The Rocksino" at Northfield Park, which has slot machines, a Hard Rock Café and a 320-seat venue. Sportsman Park built as a greyhound racing track in 1934 during Max Kliens term as mayor and shortly after the track changed ownership and the track switched from greyhound racing to midget car racing. In 1956 Sportsman Park was torn down to make way for what is known today as Northfield Park and Hard Rock Rocksino. Amzi Chapin and shapenote composer Cyrus S. Eaton, financier Daniel Letterle, actor Timothy F. Murphy, United States Congressman from Pennsylvania. Ronald Sega, retired astronaut Marc Sumerak, comic-book author Vonda Ward, retired boxer, WBC Heavyweight Champion Nordonia Hills City School District operates four elementary schools, one middle school, Nordonia High School. Northfield has a branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Village website

Cloaca Maxima

The Cloaca Maxima has constituted one of the world's earliest sewage systems. Constructed in Ancient Rome in order to drain local marshes and remove the waste of one of world's most populous cities, it carried effluent to the River Tiber, which ran beside the city. According to tradition, it may have been constructed around 600 BC under the orders of the king of Rome, Tarquinius Priscus; the Cloaca Maxima was built by the Etruscans as an open-air canal. Over time, the Romans expanded it into a sewer system for the city; this public work was achieved through the use of Etruscan engineers and large amounts of semi-forced labour from the poorer classes of Roman citizens. Underground work is said to have been carried out on the sewer by Tarquinius Superbus, Rome's seventh and last king. Although Livy describes it as being tunnelled out beneath Rome, he was writing centuries after the event. From other writings and from the path that it takes, it seems more that it was an open drain, formed from streams from three of the neighbouring hills, that were channelled through the main Forum and on to the Tiber.

This open drain would have been built over, as building space within the city became more valuable. It is possible that both theories are correct, some of the main lower parts of the system suggest that they would have been below ground level at the time of the supposed construction; the eleven aqueducts which supplied water to Rome by the 1st century AD were channelled into the sewers after having supplied the many public baths such as the Baths of Diocletian and the Baths of Trajan, the public fountains, imperial palaces and private houses. The continuous supply of running water helped to remove wastes and keep the sewers clear of obstructions; the best waters were reserved for potable drinking supplies, the second quality waters would be used by the baths, the outfalls of which connected to the sewer network under the streets of the city. The aqueduct system was investigated by the general Frontinus at the end of the 1st century AD, who published his report on its state directly to the emperor Nerva.

There were many branches off the main sewer, but all seemed to be'official' drains that would have served public toilets, bath-houses and other public buildings. Private residences in Rome of the rich, would have relied on some sort of cess-pit arrangement for sewage; the Cloaca Maxima was well maintained throughout the life of the Roman Empire and today drains rainwater and debris from the center of town, below the ancient Forum and Foro Boario. In 33 BC it is known to have received an inspection and overhaul from Agrippa, archaeology reveals several building styles and material from various ages, suggesting that the systems received regular attention. In more recent times, the remaining passages have been connected to the modern-day sewage system to cope with problems of backwash from the river; the Cloaca Maxima was thought to be presided over by the goddess Cloacina. The Romans are recorded – the veracity of the accounts depending on the case – to have dragged the bodies of a number of people to the sewers rather than give them proper burial, among them the emperor Elagabalus and Saint Sebastian: the latter scene is the subject of a well-known painting by Lodovico Carracci.

The outfall of the Cloaca Maxima into the River Tiber is still visible today near the bridge Ponte Rotto, near Ponte Palatino. There is a stairway going down to it visible next to the Basilica Julia at the Forum; some of it is visible from the surface opposite the church of San Giorgio al Velabro. The system of Roman sewers was much imitated throughout the Roman Empire when combined with copious supplies of water from Roman aqueducts; the sewer system in Eboracum—the modern-day English city of York—was impressive and part of it still survives. Aqueduct Barrel vault List of Roman aqueducts by date Sanitation in Ancient Rome Cloaca Maxima: article in Platner's Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome Pictures taken from inside the Cloaca Maxima Aquae Urbis Romae: The Waters of the City of Rome, Katherine W. Rinne The Waters of Rome: "The Cloaca Maxima and the Monumental Manipulation of Water in Archaic Rome" by John N. N. Hopkins Rome: Cloaca Maxima

Beaverton Foursquare Church

The Beaverton Foursquare Church is a Foursquare Pentecostal church located in Beaverton, United States. Worship services at Beaverton Foursquare draw 5,000 people weekly. Beaverton Foursquare Church was founded by Bill Melton and his wife, Jean, in 1961. In 1964, the congregation purchased 10 acres along Walker Road, on the outskirts of Beaverton; the initial building project started in 1966 with the chapel being completed in 1968. The new building was dedicated by Rolf McPherson, son of Aimee Semple McPherson who founded the Foursquare denomination; the average weekly attendance at that time was 75 people. In 1973, Ron Mehl took over leadership of the church. During his time of leadership, the weekly attendance increased to over 5,000 people. A number of new building projects were completed in order to accommodate the growth of the church; this growth resulted in the Heart of the Word radio ministry, broadcasting the sermons from Pastor Mehl. The staff of the church increased to include many pastors and other employees.

By 2000, the church was the largest church in Oregon. Ron Mehl continued in his role as Senior Pastor until his death in 2003. After Mehl's death, Randy Remington continues in that role to this day. In January 2018 Beaverton Foursquare started a renovation of the sanctuary, it was revealed on Easter. Megachurch Evangelicalism Official website Compassion Ministries, home of Heart of the Word