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Dahlem (Berlin)

Dahlem is a locality of the Steglitz-Zehlendorf borough in southwestern Berlin. Until Berlin's 2001 administrative reform it was a part of the former borough of Zehlendorf. Dahlem is one of a center for academic research, it is home to the Freie Universität Berlin, with its Philological Library by Norman Foster as a landmark. Several other research institutions. Although Dahlem has a reputation as an idyllic and quiet area, it is busy with students arriving by U-Bahn on weekdays; the first written account of Dahlem dates to the year 1275. The history of the village is connected to the Dahlem Demesne first mentioned in 1450, its estates were sold to the state of Prussia in 1841 and developed by dividing it into lots for building villas and mansions. The Demesne buildings today house a working farm and an agricultural open-air museum. In 1920 the village was amalgamated into Greater Berlin. From 1931 on Martin Niemöller, a leader of the Confessing Church, was pastor of the United Protestant Sankt-Annen-Kirche until he was arrested by the Nazis in 1937.

During the Cold War Dahlem belonged to the American Sector of West Berlin. From 1945 to 1991 the seat of the Allied Kommandatura of Berlin was in Dahlem on Kaiserswerther Straße. Today it serves as the office for the president of the local university; until 1994, the headquarters of the United States Army Berlin command and the Berlin Brigade were located on Clayallee street. Parts of the building are still used by the Embassy of the United States in Berlin; the former library and Outpost theater across the street today house the Allied Museum. Because many of Berlin's artistic and educational institutions were located in the city's historical center in the former eastern part of Berlin, West Berlin authorities established many duplicates in Dahlem - above all the Freie Universität Berlin in 1948, established by students and scholars as an antipole to the communist "Universität Unter den Linden"; the newly founded university should uphold the traditional values of academic freedom and the educational ideal proposed by Wilhelm von Humboldt.

Rudi Dutschke, spokesman of the German student movement in the 1960s, is buried at the cemetery of the Sankt-Annen-Kirche. Freie Universität Berlin Julius Kühn-Institut Prussian Privy State Archives of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing German Archaeological Institute German Institute for Economic Research Institute for Museum Research Zuse Institute Berlin Several branches of the Max Planck Institute: The Max Planck Institute Archives The Fritz Haber Institute The Max Planck Institute for Human Development The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science MuseumsThe Allied Museum of the American and French forces in West Berlin The Brücke Museum The Museum Center of the Berlin State Museums, which includes: The Museum of Asian Art The Ethnological Museum The Museum of European Cultures Dahlem Manor Dahlem is served by the U3 line on the Berlin U-Bahn system; as in the neighboring Wilmersdorf, the historic metro stations are a special feature of the district.

Stations in Dahlem include Breitenbachplatz, Dahlem-Dorf and Oskar-Helene-Heim. Brigitte Horney Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler Wolf Jobst Siedler Max Schmeling Grunewald forest British Garrison Berlin 1945 -1994, "No where to go", W. Durie ISBN 978-3-86408-068-5 Michael Engel: "Geschichte Dahlems". Berlin-Verlag, ISBN 3-87061-155-3 Media related to Dahlem at Wikimedia Commons

Judith H. Dobrzynski

Judith Helen Dobrzynski is an American journalist and instructor in journalism. She is a freelance writer who has contributed articles on culture, the arts, business and other topics to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and several magazines, she writes opinion columns and commentaries, has contributed op-eds to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Globe. In March, 2009, she became a blogger, she has been editor of the Sunday "Money & Business" section of the New York Times as well as a reporter for the newspaper, a senior editor of Business Week and, most the executive editor and managing editor of CNBC, the cable television business network. Dobrzynski, in the 1980s, while she was at Business Week, was one of the first journalists to write about activist shareholders and the importance of good corporate governance. While Dobrzynski was an arts reporter at the New York Times, she wrote an investigative article about the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition of paintings owned by Rudolph Leopold, a Viennese doctor and art collector..

Her article told the story of Portrait of Wally by Egon Schiele, taken from its Jewish owner, Leah Bondi Jaray, in the Nazi era and purchased by Leopold. Soon after the story was published, the Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau started proceedings to help restore the piece to descendants of its owner. After years of legal wranglings, the ownership of the painting was decided in an out-of-court settlement in July, 2010: The Leopold Museum agreed to pay Bondi's heirs $19 million for the portrait and to permanently display, wherever the painting is on view, the correct accounting of its ownership "including Lea Bondi Jaray’s prior ownership of the Painting and its theft from her by a Nazi agent before she fled to London in 1939." A documentary about the case, called "Portrait of Wally," made its debut in spring 2012 at the Tribeca Film Festival to favorable reviews. The Forward said the "film that reviews the complex history of the painting." The outrage that followed Dobrzynski's articles helped persuade Austria to change its laws.

Austrian Culture Minister Elizabeth Gehrer mentioned the uproar about "Portrait of Wally" when she announced the policy change in March 1998, again when she sent a draft law on the restitution of art confiscated by the Nazis to Parliament in September 1998. Dobrzynski's articles about the Bondi case have been cited in many books and legal articles about Nazi-looted art, including "Holocaust Restitution: Perspectives on the Litigation and Its Legacy" and a paper given at a restitution seminar in 1998 by the Dutch lawyer Gert-Jan van den Bergh. E. Randol Schoenberg, who served as attorney in the famous case claiming five Gustav Klimt paintings for the heirs of Adele Bloch-Bauer cited Dobrzynski's 1997 article in his paper, delivered at the International Foundation for Art Research in July, 2006, saying that it changed the climate for Nazi-looted art claims; when Bettina Rothschild Looram died in 2012, the Daily Telegraph in London cited the Bondi case as a reason "Austria’s minister of culture had directed the country’s national museums to identify any items in their collections, stolen or extorted by the Nazis from the Jews."Dobrzynski has written many other articles about Nazi-looted art.

In May 2000, Dobrzynski began a series of articles in the New York Times about art fraud on eBay auctions, which lead to an investigative piece disclosing the widespread practice of shill bidding on eBay. That story prompted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to step in, resulted in the prosecution of several shill bidders. One, Kenneth Walton, wrote a book recounting his experience of the scandal, in which Dobrzynski is characterized as "the one I feared most."Dobrzynski was a Knight fellow at the Salzburg Global Seminar in 2002, has twice returned as a fellow for additional sessions. Dobrzynski grew up in Rochester, New York and received an honors degree in journalism from Syracuse University. Judith H. Dobrzynski's Blog Judith H. Dobrzynski's official website Judith H. Dobrzynski on LinkedIn

Cosimo Caliandro

Cosimo Caliandro was an Italian middle distance runner who won a gold medal at the 2007 European Indoor Championships. Caliandro was born in Francavilla Fontana. In his first appearance on the world stage, he ran in the 1500 metres at the 1999 World Youth Championships in Athletics, but did not progress beyond the heats, he competed at the European Youth Olympic Festival that year and he won the gold medal in the 800 metres. His first major medal came at the 2001 European Athletics Junior Championships, where he became the 1500 metres champion; as a junior athlete, he represented Italy at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships placing 100th in 2000, improving to 68th the following year. At the 2001 European Cross Country Championships, he came 28th overall in the men's junior race, his first participation at world senior level was a 44th place at the 2004 World Cross Country Championships. Caliandro was eliminated in the heats of the 3000 metres at the 2005 European Athletics Indoor Championships, but returned two years to win in the event final at the 2007 European Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

He represented Italy at the 2008 European Athletics Indoor Cup. He won the Cross Della Volpe in Piedmont and earned a spot at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships, he died on 10 June 2011, as a result of a motorbike accident in his native town of Francavilla Fontana, in southern Italy. He had two sons, he won 3 national championships at individual senior level. Italian Athletics Championships 5000 metres: 2006 Italian Indoor Athletics Championships 3000 metres: 2005, 2006 Cosimo Caliandro at World Athletics

The Way West

The Way West is a 1949 western novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr; the book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1950 and became the basis for a film starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark. The novel is one in the sequence of six by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. dealing with the Oregon Trail and the development of Montana from 1830, the time of the mountain men, to "the cattle empire of the 1880s to the near present". The publication sequence started with The Big Sky, followed by The Way West, These Thousand Hills, The Last Valley, Fair Land, Fair Land; the first three books of the six in chronological story sequence — The Big Sky, The Way West, Fair Land, Fair Land — are in themselves a complete trilogy, starting in 1830 with Boone Caudill leaving Kentucky to become a mountain man and ending with the death of Caudill and the death of Dick Summers in the 1870s. Former senator William Tadlock leads a wagon train along the Oregon Trail from Missouri with the help of hired guide Dick Summers. After several accidents which cost settlers' lives, a mutiny of sorts develops and his position is overtaken by Lije Evans.

Soon, different factions develop amongst the people of the train as they try to survive their trek to Oregon. 1949, US, W. Sloane, Pub date?? 1949, hardback 2002, US, Mariner Books, Pub date? January 2002, paperback Photos of the first edition of The Way West

Roscoe, Missouri

Roscoe is a village in St. Clair County, United States; the population was 124 at the 2010 census. A post office called Roscoe has been in operation since 1867. Roscoe village incorporated in 1868. Roscoe is located at 37°58′36″N 93°48′39″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.66 square miles, of which 1.53 square miles is land and 0.13 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 124 people, 51 households, 33 families living in the village; the population density was 81.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 81 housing units at an average density of 52.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 1.6 % from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population. There were 51 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.3% were non-families.

29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age in the village was 39 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 50.8 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 112 people, 49 households, 31 families living in the village; the population density was 78.3 people per square mile. There were 89 housing units at an average density of 62.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. There were 49 households out of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, 28.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 75.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $30,278, the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $17,500 for females; the per capita income for the village was $11,377. There were 17.5% of families and 19.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 34.8% of under eighteens and 14.3% of those over 64

James Mason Owen

James Mason "Jim" Owen served as mayor of Branson, for 12 years. Jim Owen was an advertising manager for a Jefferson City newspaper before he came to the Ozarks in 1933 on a visit to Branson, he never left. Before he died in 1972, he had owned movie theater and an auto dealership, he was president of a bank and wrote a fishing column for the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock, AR. In addition, he owned champion fox hounds and bird dogs, produced his own brand of dog food, owned a large dairy, but Jim Owen became known for his other business venture—he set up the largest and most successful Ozark float fishing operation of that day. His success sparked national attention. Jim Owen authored a book entitled: "Jim Owen's Hillbilly Humor" being the subject of articles in Look and The Saturday Evening Post where Jim shared his hilarious and heartwarming stories of life in the Ozarks, it began in the spring of 1935 with six boats, six guides, a big truck. Owen claimed he could provide 31 days of fishing in his area without covering the same water twice.

He didn't know all there was to know about the river, but he knew more about promotion and advertising than any other man in the hills. He brought in as his guests the editors who could give him the publicity he needed, they were given free trips with steaks and wine and all the comforts one could accomplish on an Ozark gravel bar. In no time, his float service was being plugged in the pages of Life, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, plus dozens of large newspapers; the late Dan Saults and Townsend Godsey were writers. They left much insight concerning his float fishing business, they gave much of the credit for his success to his boat builder, Charlie Barnes, guides Albert Cornett, Raymond Winch, Little Horse Jennings, Tom Yocum, Deacon Hembree. It was Owen who became the most know publicist for floating and fishing the Ozarks; as Mayor of Branson for 12 years and disciple of the old scriptural admonition that “He who tooteth not his horn, the same shall not be tooted,” Owen regaled the media of the 1930s and 1940s with promotions about the beauty of the region and its outstanding fishing.

His Owen Boat Lines specialized in week floats from Galena on the lower James River down to Branson on the White River. Owen is credited with Branson's first theater, the "Owen Theatre" built in 1936, it has proved to be a harbinger of things to come. The venue on Commercial Street in Historic Downtown Branson was called the Owen "Hillbilly" Theatre, was built as a movie house to provide additional entertainment for the fishermen he took out for float trips on the White River and other tourists to the area. "Mozark Moments" Owens' Theater-Branson's First Biography: Jim Owen Boat Line White River history lesson Missouri Dept. of Conservation James Mason Owen at Find a Grave