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Dennis Weathersby

Dennis Weathersby is a former NFL cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals. Weathersby played in college for Oregon State University. At OSU he started 45 games, set a school record of 57 passes deflected, he was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team 4 consecutive years. Weathersby was projected to be drafted in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. However, on April 20, 2003, only three days before the NFL draft, he was shot in the back in an apparent gang-related shooting when he and his friend were mistaken for gang members by the Du Roc Crips. Despite the incident, the Bengals still drafted him in the fourth round joining his former Oregon State teammates Chad Johnson and T. J. Houshmandzadeh who were drafted, he survived and recovered from the shooting, but his injuries took longer than expected to heal and he only played in 4 games his rookie season. On April 12, 2004, he was involved in a car accident. Dennis came out of the coma and made such progress as to astound his doctors; the first sign that he might recover was when he was still unconscious and was visited by Bengals coach Marvin Lewis.

Dennis' foot was hanging from his hospital bed when Lewis told him to put it back in the bed, Weathersby promptly put it back in his bed. For Weathersby, the Bengals, believing that he would never play football again, cut him before the 2005 season, it was reported by ESPN that doctors cleared him to resume work on May 17, 2006, Weathersby announced plans to attempt a comeback to the NFL. However, in March 2008, he stated that he did not want to put himself at risk for a hit that could reverse the damage, as well as a desire to'follow God's will' and stepped away from professional football. Dennis states he is preparing for his CBEST test and has just passed the first set of tests in the application process for the City of Los Angeles Fire Department

USS La Vallette (DD-448)

USS La Vallette was a World War II-era Fletcher-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship named after Rear Admiral Elie A. F. La Vallette. La Vallette was laid down 27 November 1941 by Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, New Jersey. After training and escort duty in the Caribbean and Atlantic, La Vallette departed New York 16 December 1942 for the Panama Canal and Pacific duty. First contact with the enemy came 29 January 1943 as she screened Task Force 18 off Guadalcanal, when La Vallette's guns splashed three of a wave of attacking planes. Attacked again 30 January while guarding Chicago, she shot down six Japanese Mitsubishi G4M "Bettys", but was struck by a torpedo. With 22 dead, she was towed to drydock at Espiritu Santo for temporary repairs sailed to Mare Island Navy Yard, arriving 1 April. Repaired, La Vallette left 6 August for Pearl Harbor, where she joined a carrier force for a strike on Marcus Island 31 August before returning to patrol duty in the Solomon Islands.

On the nights of 1 and 2 October, she contacted Japanese troop barges off Kolombangara, of which she sank four and damaged two. La Vallette carried out escort and screening assignments during the Gilbert landings, in strikes against Kwajalein and Wotje, during which she splashed another enemy aircraft. Brief repairs at San Francisco followed, after. On 1 February 1944 she fired in the preinvasion bombardment of part of the Kwajalein complex. Constant patrol and escort operations were conducted between these invasions. Assigned to escort convoys during the first assaults on the Philippines, La Vallette had left Leyte Gulf with a convoy bound to reload at Hollandia before the vast and decisive Battle of Leyte Gulf erupted, she covered five more landings. In the Philippines during December and January 1945 joined the screen for minesweepers clearing Manila Bay. On 14 February in Mariveles Harbor, La Vallette was extensively damaged by a mine. With six dead and 23 wounded, she was towed to drydock at Subic Bay sailed for Hunters Point Navy Yard where she was repaired.

On 7 August she sailed for San Diego, where she decommissioned 16 April 1946, entered the Reserve Fleet, where she remained at least into 1969. In 1974 she was sold to Peru for parts. La Vallette received 10 battle stars for World War II service; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. USS La Vallette website at Destroyer History Foundation A Sailor's Diary: Artwork and letters from a sailor aboard USS La Vallette

Roman Catholic Diocese of Ávila

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ávila is a diocese located in the city of Ávila in the Ecclesiastical province of Valladolid in Spain. 1102–1120: Administered by Jerome, bishop of Salamanca 1121: Established as Diocese of Ávila Priscillian Domingo Suárez, O. F. M. Diego de los Roeles Alfonso de Echea o de Córdoba Juan Rodríguez de Guzmán Diego Gómez de Fuensalida Cardinal Juan de Cervantes Lope de Barrientos, O. P. Alonso de Fonseca y Ulloa Alonso Fernández de Madrigal Martín Fernández de Vilches Alfonso de Fonseca Hernando de Talavera, O. S. H. Francisco Sánchez de la Fuente Alfonso Carrillo de Albornoz Francisco Ruiz, O. F. M. Rodrigo Sánchez Mercado Diego Alava Esquivel Diego de los Cobos Molina Alvaro Hurtado de Mendoza y Sarmiento Sancho Busto de Villegas Pedro Fernández Temiño Jerónimo Manrique de Lara Juan Velázquez de las Cuevas, O. P. Lorenzo Asensio Otaduy Avendaño Juan Alvarez de Caldas Francisco González Zarate Alfonso López Gallo Francisco Márquez Gaceta Pedro Cifuentes Loarte Diego Arce Reinoso Juan Vélez de Valdivielso José de Argáiz Pérez Bernardo Atayde de Lima Perera Martín de Bonilla Granada Francisco de Rojas-Borja y Artés Juan Asensio Barrios, O. de M. Diego Ventura Fernández de Angulo, O.

F. M. Gregorio Solórzano Castillo Baltasar de la Peña Avilés Julián Cano y Tevar, O. Carm. José del Yermo Santibáñez Pedro Ayala, O. P. Narciso Queralt Pedro González García Romualdo Velarde y Cienfuegos Miguel Fernando Merino Antonio Sentmenat y Castellá Julián Gascueña Herráiz, O. F. M. Disc. Francisco Javier Cabrera Velasco Rafael de Múzquiz y Aldunate Manuel Gómez de Salazar Rodrigo Antonio de Orellana, O. Praem. Ramón María Adurriaga Uribe Manuel López Santisteban Gregorio Sánchez y Jiménez, O. S. H. Juan Alfonso Albuquerque Berión Fernando Blanco y Lorenzo, O. P. Pedro José Sánchez Carrascosa y Carrión, C. O. Bl. Ciriaco María Sancha y Hervás Ramón Fernández Piérola y Lopez de Luzuriaca Juan Muñoz y Herrera José María Blanco Barón Joaquín Beltrán y Asensio Enrique Pla y Deniel Santos Moro Briz Maximino Romero de Lema Felipe Fernández García Antonio Cañizares Llovera Adolfo González Montes Jesús García Burillo José María Gil Tamayo Roman Catholicism in Spain Convento de San José GCatholic.org Catholic Hierarchy Diocese website

Waltham Manufacturing Company

Waltham Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of bicycles, motorized tricycles and quadricycles and automobiles in Waltham, Massachusetts. It sold products under the brand names Orient and Waltham-Orient; the company was founded in 1893, moving to self-propelled vehicles after 1898. Waltham Manufacturing Company was founded by Waltham businessmen around engineer Charles Herman Metz. Metz encouraged two employees to build a steam car of their own in the company's premises, which led to the Waltham Steam. Metz imported French Aster engines, secured the U. S. distributorship for De Dion-Bouton engines. Further, he quadricycles. Using De Dion-Bouton patents, WMC started building their own Orient Autogo and Orient Autogo Quad in 1899. An early investor in WMC, Charles A. Coffin, first president of General Electric, ordered an electric prototype in 1898, which didn't go into production. Metz experimented with engines mounted on bicycles; the evolving Orient Aster was one of the first U. S.-built motorcycles.

Metz was assisted by famed French bicycle racer Albert Champion who arrived in the U. S. around 1899, becoming one of the first professional motorbike racers. Metz is claimed to have found the expression "motor cycle" for his new vehicle, first used in an 1899 advertisement. Further, engines of Metz' design were produced. WMC's first car was a motor buggy called the Orient Victoriette, followed by two runabouts in 1902 and 1903. About 400 of the earlier model were sold. In 1902, Metz left the company, founding Metz Motorcycle Company and C. H. Metz Company in town soon after. Engineer Leonard B. Gaylor succeeded him at WMC; the same year, Gaylor introduced a light model with friction drive, sold as the Orient Buckboard. It sold for just US$425, making it the lowest-priced automobile available; the vertically mounted air-cooled single-cylinder engine, situated at the rear of the car, produced 4 hp. The car had tiller steering, weighed 500 pounds and had a 100 mi range, though minimal springing and the complete lack of any bodywork made it less than practical for a long journey.

In the next years, it was offered in several models, got an improved suspension, steering wheel, two chains instead of one belt to transmit the power to the rear wheels, an optional 8 hp two cylinder engine. It remained in production until 1907. Plant superintendent John Robbins left in 1904, he was replaced by Leo Melanowski. At WMC, he had the position of a chief engineer. More conventional cars came in 1905 with front-mounted, water cooled inline 4-cylinder engines of 16 or 20 hp and chain drive, they were made until 1908. These powerplants were of proprietary design and consisted of four singles mounted on a common crank. Although of good quality, the cars were too expensive to become a success. Melanowski left in his position taken by William H. Little. Little developed a small runabout with a 10 hp V-twin friction drive. Shortly before production started in 1908, WMC got into financial troubles. To avoid bankruptcy, their bank negotiated with Charles Metz. In July 1908, the C. H. Metz Company bought WMC, making Metz owner of the largest automobile manufacture in the U.

S. Reorganisations followed in 1909 and 1910, when the C. H. Metz Co. and WMC together were reorganized as the Metz Company. Little's small car left became the Metz Two, sold by a new marketing in 14 batches and assembled by the customer, it worked, the company was not only out of debt in less than a year but sold its huge stock of parts. Brass Era car List of defunct United States automobile manufacturers Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly The Great Orient Buckboard Race by Martha Treichler Hiscox, Gardner Dexter, "Waltham Manufacturing Co.", Horseless vehicles, New York: N. W. Henley & co. G. N. Georgano: Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to the Present. New York: Dutton Press, 2nd edition 1973, ISBN 0-525-08351-0 Beverly Rae Kimes: Pioneers and Scoundrels: The Dawn of the Automobile in America. Editor SAE Permissions, Warrendale PA 2005, ISBN 0-7680-1431-X academia.edu: The Metz Company of Waltham by Daniel U. Holbrook historicwaltham.org: Essays / Isabella Perruzzi / Charles Metz Waltham Museum: Metz Company Waltham Museum: Industrial Donations Waltham Museum: Metz Collection: Inventory Waltham Museum: Waltham Hall of Fame / Inventors Waltham Museum: The Waltham Steam Cars of Piper and Tinker Waltham Museum: Automobiles earlyamericanautomobiles.com: Early American Automobiles.

R. and history waltham-community.org: History proteanpaper.com: Union Cycle Company catalogue barthworks.com: 1881 Ordinary Otto Bicycle Picture of a Orient Chainless bicycle.

Rialto Theatre (El Dorado, Arkansas)

The Rialto Theatre is a historic performing venue at 117 East Cedar Street in downtown El Dorado, Arkansas. Built in 1929 during El Dorado's oil boom years, the theater is one of the best local examples of Classical Revival architecture, is one of the largest and most elaborately decorated performing spaces in southern Arkansas, it was designed by the local firm of Kolben and Boyd, seats 1400. Its main entrance has Egyptian Revival details, is flanked by storefronts; the brick of the front facade is laid in a basketweave pattern, is topped by a stone frieze and parapet. The interior of the theater is elaborately decorated; the theater was owned for many years by the McWilliams family. It was closed from 1980 to 1987, was operated as a three-screen movie theater until 2007, it has since been reconverted for use as a live performance space after being empty for several years and serving as a bar for a time. The theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, included in the El Dorado Commercial Historic District in 2003.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Union County, Arkansas