Allison & Allison
Allison & Allison was the architectural firm of James Edward Allison and his brother David Clark Allison. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1910 the Allisons moved to Los Angeles in Southern California. At first they specialized in public schools; the notable projects by this firm include: Riverview United Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh. J George Becht Hall, Clarion University, Clarion, PA. Friday Morning Club Building, Downtown Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles. Wilshire United Methodist Church, with Moorish Revival'La Giralda Tower'. First Baptist Church of Los Angeles, Westmoreland and 8th Street, Los Angeles. Western Pacific Building, South Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles. Thirteenth Church of Christ Scientist. First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, MacArthur Park district, Los Angeles, 1927 The Janss Dome—Janss Investment Company Building, Westwood Village. Royce Hall, on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, 1929 - 1932 Southern California Edison Building, Downtown Los Angeles, 1930, by staff designer Austin Whittlesey, with murals by Hugo Ballin and exterior bas-reliefs by Merrell Gage First Congregational Church, Commonwealth and 6th Street, Los Angeles.
Kerckhoff Hall, UCLA campus. Beverly Hills Post Office, Beverly Hills, with Ralph Flewelling. Kaufman Hall, UCLA campus. Robinson's Department Store, Downtown Los Angeles flagship store, modernization of street facades with Edward Mayberry. Hollywood Post Office in Hollywood, with Claud Beelman & WPA artists. Allison & Allison buildings
David Carl Alexander Allison was a NASCAR driver. He was best known for driving the No. 28 Texaco-Havoline Ford for Robert Yates Racing in the Winston Cup Series. Born in Hollywood, Florida, he was the eldest of four children born to Bobby Allison and wife Judy; the family moved to Hueytown and along with Bobby's brother Donnie Allison, family friend Red Farmer, Neil Bonnett, became known in racing circles as the Alabama Gang. Growing up, Allison participated in athletics, preferring football, but became, like many children of racers, a racer himself, he began working for his father's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team after graduating high school, would work after-hours on his own race car, a Chevy Nova built by Davey and a group of his friends affectionately known as the "Peach Fuzz Gang". He began his career in 1979 at Birmingham International Raceway and notched his first win in just his sixth start, he became a regular winner at BIR and by 1983, was racing in the Automobile Racing Club of America series.
Allison won both ARCA events at his "home track", Talladega Superspeedway in 1983, was named ARCA Rookie of the Year in 1984, placing second in the series title. That same year, he married his first wife, Deborah. Allison continued racing in the ARCA series in 1985 and notched eight wins in the series, four at Talladega Superspeedway, he began competing in some of NASCAR's lower divisions and in July 1985, car owner Hoss Ellington gave him his first chance to drive a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car in the Talladega 500. Allison qualified Ellington's Chevrolet 22nd and finished 10th in his first Winston Cup start; this impressive showing earned Davey more Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opportunities in 1986 where he would sub for injured friend and fellow Alabama Gang member Neil Bonnett in Junior Johnson's No. 12 Budweiser Chevy. Prior to the 1987 season, car owner Harry Ranier tapped Davey to replace veteran driver Cale Yarborough in the Ranier-Lundy No. 28 Ford Thunderbird. Yarborough was leaving the Ranier-Lundy team to start his own operation along with the team's sponsor, Hardee's.
Ranier negotiated a sponsorship deal with Texaco's Havoline motor oil brand, a deal, signed during the NASCAR edition of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. On qualifying day, Davey signalled that he was in Winston Cup to stay when he qualified an unmarked, but Texaco-Havoline painted No. 28 Thunderbird second for the 1987 Daytona 500, becoming the first rookie to start on the front row for NASCAR's most prestigious event. A pit miscue which allowed a rear tire to fall off on the track ended his hopes of a good finish in the race, but success for Davey Allison would be just around the corner. May 3, 1987 would become an infamous day in NASCAR history. Earlier in the week, Bill Elliott had qualified his No. 9 Coors-Melling Ford Thunderbird at a record 212.809 mph for the Winston 500 at the unlighted Talladega Superspeedway. Davey Allison would qualify third, while father Bobby would start second alongside Elliott in the Stavola Brothers No. 22 Miller Buick. On lap 22 of the event, Bobby Allison ran over a piece of debris, cutting his right-rear tire.
The car turned sideways, lifted into the air, became airborne, crashed vertically into the frontstretch spectator fence near the start finish line. The car landed back on the track and collected a number of other competitors. Davey was ahead of his father at the time and saw the crash unfold in his mirror. Bobby Allison was not injured, but the crash injured several spectators and the race was red-flagged for two hours and thirty-eight minutes, it was this event that triggered the requirement of smaller carburetors, carburetor restrictor plates on engines at Daytona and Talladega to reduce the top speeds. When the race resumed, Davey continued to run up front and when Elliott exited the race with engine failure, Davey's toughest competition was eliminated. With darkness falling on the Talladega Superspeedway during a late caution flag, the decision was made to end the race 10 laps short of its 188 lap distance. Running second on the restart, Davey passed leader Dale Earnhardt on the backstretch and pulled away for his first Winston Cup win.
In winning the race, Davey became the first rookie since Ron Bouchard in 1981 to win a Winston Cup event. Davey would better that feat just 28 days by winning the Budweiser 500 at Dover International Speedway, becoming, at the time, the only rookie to win two Winston Cup events. In all, Davey started 22 of the 29 Winston Cup races in 1987, winning twice, scoring nine top-five and 10 top-ten finishes, he won five poles in his rookie season. The 1988 season started with much promise. Davey again started outside the front row for the Daytona 500, the first modern day race utilizing the NASCAR mandated carburetor restrictor plate. While father Bobby was battling up front early in the race and his team struggled with a car, repaired during the early morning hours following a crash in the final practice session, but as the race came to a conclusion, Davey found himself running second, just behind his legendary father. Bobby Allison would go on to hold off his son and win his third Daytona 500. Father and son would celebrate their one-and-two finish in victory lane.
Both would consider this the greatest moment of their lives. But Davey would struggle through much of the first half of the 1988 season as he ran some of the Winston Cup short tracks for the first time; the team was suffering from engine failures and now sole-owner Harry Ranier was looking to sell the team. Crew chief Joey Knuckles was fired and
David B. Allison
David Bradley Allison is an American obesity researcher and psychologist. He is the Dean of The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and one of the top 10 scientists in the world awarded the most NIH grants. Allison was Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor, Director of the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 1985 – B. A. Vassar College, New York 1987 – M. A. Hofstra University, New York 1990 – PhD. Hofstra University, New York 1991 – Post-Doc, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 1994 – Fellowship, Columbia University and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital CenterAccording to data analyzed by the journal Nature, Allison has ranked in the top 10 for most federally funded grants. Allison has been described as one of the leading skeptics regarding issued nutrition advice. Author Judith Stern wrote "He is known for challenging conventional ideas, exploring novel hypotheses, holding himself and others to rigorous standards of evidence."
Although Allison has had some critics regarding his stance on questioning the link between consuming any one particular food and obesity, he has been defended by others and praised for his strong adherence to solid scientific practice. Allison was the founding Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Genetics, finishing his term in 2017. Allison is a fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, was appointed to the Academy of Europe, he serves as a frequent consultant and expert witness in the legal setting. The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Allison's group that details myths and presumptions about obesity, that the scientific community must be open and honest with the public regarding the state of knowledge and should rigorously evaluate unproved strategies. In a 2016 article in the journal Nature and his colleagues found that mistakes in peer-reviewed papers are easy to find, but hard to fix. Allison has been funded by the National Institutes of Health to teach courses on identifying causal relations in the study of obesity, exploring traditional and non-traditional techniques that give investigators a broad spectrum of approaches for intervention and preventative treatment of obesity.
The National Institutes of Health is funding Allison to explore statistical tools to improve research reproducibility and generalizability so as to contribute broadly to fostering fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, promoting the highest level of scientific integrity in the conduct of science. Allison was a speaker and lead organizer for the Reproducibility of Research and Issues of Analysis at the Arthur M. Sackler COLLOQUIA of the National Academy of Sciences in March 2017; the American Statistical Association awarded Dr. Allison the 2018 Harry V. Roberts Statistical Advocate of the Year Award for "Distinguished and longstanding contributions in sound methodology, research integrity, clear exposition of complex statistical concepts in the globally important fields of nutrition and obesity." In 2008, Allison resigned as president-elect of the Obesity Society after signing an affidavit stating that there was insufficient scientific evidence available to determine whether a proposed a law to require calorie counts to be listed on restaurant menus would be effective in reducing obesity levels.
The New York Times reported that Allison's affidavit "ran counter to the conventional thinking in his field" and provoked criticism from some members of the Society. In 2011, ABC News ran a story about Allison; the story quoted him as saying there was too little "solid evidence" to support a link between soft drink consumption and obesity. The article noted that "...critics say his skepticism stems from his financial ties to entities such as Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association..."Allison was featured in the 2014 documentary film Fed Up, produced and hosted by Katie Couric, which criticized him for being funded by food companies. Allison responded that "the film-makers' behavior seems counter to thoughtful dialogue," and the film's producers have since been reproached and investigated for deceptive editing practices. Alan Levinovitz praises Allison in his book “The Gluten Lie”, which discusses the harm that results from what Allison has described as “white-hat bias.” Full CV