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Texas State Highway 345

State Highway 345 is a short spur route from Interstate 69E/U. S. Highway 77/U. S. Highway 83 in San Benito northeast to Rio Hondo in deep southern Texas; the route was designated on February 20, 1942. On September 26, 1945, SH 345 was rerouted to end at FM 106 east of Rio Hondo, rather than directly in Rio Hondo. SH 345 begins at a junction with I-69E/US 77/US 83 in San Benito; the intersection is exit 19B off of I-69E and serves as the northern terminus of Farm to Market Road 2520. It heads northeast from this junction as it continues through San Benito to an intersection with US 77 Bus; the highway continues through San Benito to the northeast to an intersection with FM 3462. Heading towards the northeast, the highway continues to a junction with FM 1561. SH 345 reaches its northern terminus at FM 106 just east of Rio Hondo and next to the Rio Hondo High School; the name of the highway throughout its entire length is Sam Houston Boulevard. The entire highway is in Cameron County

Further Tales of the City (novel)

Further Tales of the City is the third book in the Tales of the City series by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin serialized in the San Francisco Chronicle. It was adapted into the 2001 miniseries Further Tales of the City; this novel takes place in 1981 during the first year of the Reagan Administration and imagines that the real-life figure of Jim Jones survives the Jonestown massacre. The book captures the tail end of the post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS era of decadence in the gay culture of the early 1980s as the Michael Tolliver character explores his promiscuous side after breaking up with Jon Fielding


Seiya-san Muryōshuji Kita-in is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Kawagoe in Saitama, Japan. It is noted for its main hall, part of the original Edo Castle, the statues of 540 Rakan, disciples of the Buddha, it is known informally as the Kawagoe Daishi. Kita-in is believed to have been founded in 830 by the monk Ennin under the orders of Emperor Junna, with the name Muryōju-ji, Muryōju being another name for Amitabha Buddha, the main object of worship; the Tendai temple was divided in three parts called Kita-in,Naka-in and Minami-in. Naka-in is now a separate temple, of Minami-in there remains only a cemetery. Burned down during a war in 1202, it was rebuilt in 1296 under Emperor Fushimi and nominated a head temple of the Tendai sect in 1300 by Emperor Go-Fushimi, with control over 580 temples in eastern Japan, it achieved its greatest fame and influence under the priest Tenkai and was patronized by the first three Tokugawa shōguns Ieyasu and Iemitsu. Such was Tenkai's influence that when Kita-in burned in 1638, Iemitsu transferred part of Edo Castle to Kita-in.

Because the castle burned during the Great Kantō earthquake of 1923, Kita-in contains the only extant structures from the original Edo Castle. These structures contain the reception rooms, kitchen and bathroom that Iemitsu used, as well as the actual room where Iemitsu is believed to be born in. Contained is the dressing room used by his wet-nurse Kasuga no Tsubone who became mistress of the inner palace of Edo Castle, it was at that time. In the same period, the Chinese character in its name was replaced with the present ones, to mean great happiness; the temple was patronized by the daimyō of Kawagoe Domain. What is today Ueno's Kan'ei-ji main hall was taken from Kita-in and transferred to the site of a former Kan'ei-ji subtemple; the temple today is noted for Reception Hall – Constructed in the 15th year of the Kan'ei era as part of Edo Castle. The room itself is the birthplace of Tokugawa Iemitsu; the building is a National ICP. Wriitin Hall – Constructed in the 16th year of the Kan'ei era as part of Edo castle, it contains the private quarters of Lady Kasuga.

Priest's Quarters – Constructed in the 15th year of the Kan'ei era. The Temple gate was constructed in the 9th year of the Kan'ei era. Belltower – Constructed in the 15th year of the Genroku era. Jigen-do - a chapel to the priest Tenkai, built in 1645 Senba Tōshō-gū enshrining the spirit of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Destroyed in the fire of 1638 which burned the rest of the temple, it was rebuilt in 1640 by order of Tokugawa Iemitsu with a structure resembling Nikkō Tōshō-gū. A tahōtō, a Japanese type of pagoda. Behind the main hall are the graves of five Matsudaira clan daimyōs who ruled Kawagoe Domain during the 18th and 19th centuries. Next to the entrance stand the statues of 540 disciples of Buddha known as the 500 rakan. Carved between 1782 and 1825, they portray the disciples in a great variety of positions, so that no two are alike; some of the 500 Rakan at Kitain For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.

Moriyama, T.. "Weekend Adventures Outside of Tokyo," Shufunotomo Co. Ltd. Tokyo Japan, ISBN 4-07-975049-8. Kita-in web site Kita-in's English pamphlet retrieved on December 12, 2010 Kita-in Kita-in

Young and Beautiful (film)

Young and Beautiful is a 1934 American romantic comedy film directed by Joseph Santley and starring William Haines and Judith Allen. The screenplay concerns a press agent who goes to great lengths to make his actress girlfriend a star, only to risk losing her in the process. In Hollywood, press agent Robert Preston gets into trouble with his boss, Herman Cline, head of Superba Pictures, for neglecting his duties in order to publicize the 13 WAMPUS Baby Stars, June Dale in particular, at a banquet in their honor. However, he keeps his job. June faints, shaken by a failed abduction attempt, it turns out to be a publicity stunt concocted by Preston for his fiancée. William Haines as Robert Preston Judith Allen as June Dale Joseph Cawthorn as Herman Cline John Miljan as Gordon Douglas Ted Fio Rito as Himself Al Shaw as Piano Mover Sam Lee as Piano Mover James Bush as Dick Vince Barnett as Sammy Warren Hymer as The Champion Franklin Pangborn as Radio announcer James P. Burtis as Farrell Syd Saylor as Hansen Greta Meyer as Mrs. Cline Fred Kelsey as Hennessy Andre Beranger as Henry Briand Ray Mayer as SongwriterThe Wampus Baby Stars: Judith Arlen Betty Bryson Jean Carmen Dorothy Drake Jean Gale Hazel Hayes Ann Hovey Neoma Judge Lucille Lund Lu Anne Meredith Katherine Williams Young and Beautiful on IMDb Young and Beautiful is available for free download at the Internet Archive Young and Beautiful at the TCM Movie Database Young and Beautiful at AllMovie

Dětský Island

Dětský Island is an island on the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. It lies in the Smíchov district of the city, it is mentioned in texts as early as 1355. Until the 18th century, it was called Maltézský Island. Subsequently it was named after members of Prague's Jewish community who owned the land – Such names include Hykyšův, Funkovský, Židovský; the island was artificially enlarged with the construction of the Smíchov floodgates. The south of the Island was attached to Petržílkovského island and a long dividing wall was built on the north side; the floodgates have two locks and they bypass two weirs on the river. An allegorical statue of the Vltava river and its tributaries stands on the northern side of the island; each year on All Souls' Day, members of the association "Vltavan" place a wreath here as a memorial to those who have drowned in the river. The present-day segmented foot-bridge to the island was built in 1933, it is built on supports constructed for a proposed bridge from Myslíkova street.

The island's current name originates from the beginning of the 1960s, when a children's playground was built here. Jaroslav Láník: Historie a současnost podnikání v Praze, díl pátý. Městské knihy, Žehušice 2006. Marek Lašťovka, Václav Ledvinka a kol.: Pražský uličník: Encyklopedie názvů pražských veřejných prostranství. Libri, Praha 1997 a 1998