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Dead Man's Eyes

Dead Man's Eyes is a 1944 Inner Sanctum film noir mystery film directed by Reginald Le Borg, starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and Jean Parker. The film was distributed by Universal Pictures; the "Inner Sanctum" franchise originated with a popular radio series and all of the films star Lon Chaney, Jr. Artist Dave Stuart is blinded by a jealous assistant; the father of his fiance offers an operation to restore his sight, but Stuart will have to wait until the man dies. The benefactor dies a premature death and Stuart becomes a suspect. Lon Chaney Jr. as David'Dave' Stuart Acquanetta as Tanya Czoraki Jean Parker as Heather'Brat' Hayden Paul Kelly as Dr. Alan Bittaker Thomas Gomez as Capt. Drury Jonathan Hale as Dr. Sam Welles Edward Fielding as Dr. Stanley'Dad' Hayden George Meeker as Nick Phillips Pierre Watkin as The Lawyer List of American films of 1944 Dead Man's Eyes on IMDb Dead Man's Eyes at AllMovie Dead Man's Eyes at the TCM Movie Database

Mining in Colorado Springs, Colorado

In the mid-19th century, Colorado Springs was a center of mining industry activity. Coal was mined in 50 mines in the area and towns, now annexed to Colorado Springs, were established to support residents of the coal mining industry, it was the home to gold and silver mine investors, like Winfield Scott Stratton and William Jackson Palmer. The Midland Terminal and Colorado Midland Railways were established in Colorado Springs to transported metals and ores and people from mountain towns. Once in Colorado Springs, ore was smelted there. People and goods were transported on the Railways to and from Colorado Springs, as well as on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Mine workers lived on the west side of town, like Old Colorado City, while investors lived in the Old North End. During the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, Old Colorado City was founded in 1859, based upon the vision of it being a major supply hub via Ute Pass for the new gold mines in South Park, the Upper Arkansas River area, Blue River. There was a significant tie between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek among investors and people who settled in Cripple Creek.

Mining exchange businesses were established in downtown Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs Mining Stock Association was founded about 1886 to trade stock of Cripple Creek mines, some of which grew between 1,000% and 10,000% by 1893, it traded stocks "in every state and country in the world." John W. Proudfit & Co. founded in 1890, was the first organization in Colorado Springs to buy and sell mining stocks. It had office in three cities in London; the Crosby-Ehrich Syndicate was a mining stock and investment brokerage house, with representatives coordinating transactions with Cripple Creek businesses. When gold was discovered in Cripple Creek and Victor in 1890, some of the Colorado Midland Railway owners formed the Midland Terminal Railroad, a standard gauge spur line from Divide to Cripple Creek, which allowed for passenger travel to and from Cripple Creek, shipment of equipment into the area, the transport of ore to processing mills in Old Colorado City beginning in 1895. Colorado Springs was a transfer point for people and goods to and from other areas of the country via the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.

The Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway completed an alternate route to Cripple Creek and Victor, traveling through the mountains south of Pikes Peak, called the Short Line in 1901. It was used to transport cargo, as well for sightseeing. In 1920, the tracks were abandoned. Assay offices were established in Colorado Springs to test the purity of precious metals. In the 1890s, the metal ore smelting businesses were established in Old Colorado City. Golden Cycle Mining and Reduction Company, involved in coal and gold mining, operated a custom mill, treating up to 40,000 tons of Cripple Creek ore each month; the mill had rolls, roasting furnaces, cyanide equipment. In 1900, Cripple Creek was the world’s second richest gold camp, bringing in $20 million a year. Three years mine industry workers went on strike for better working conditions and higher wages; this involved people that worked in smelting firms, in mines. After people had died and property was damaged during the strike, the strikers were unable to make an agreement with their employers during the Colorado Labor Wars.

The mining business faltered during World War I. It slowed during the Great Depression. Ore was sent, such as from Leadville, to Colorado Springs, where was processed for silver and lead; the Colorado Springs Coalfield is located in the southwestern part of the Denver Basin, where the lower part of the Laramie Formation ranges from 150 to 200 feet thick, the upper part ranges from 100 to 150 feet thick. The lower part of the Laramie in the Colorado Springs coal field includes alternating beds of fine to fine-grained sandstone and coal, whereas the upper part is composed of claystone with thin interbeds of fine-grained sandstone. In 1910, Marcus I. Goldman designated three coal beds in the lower part of the formation as coal beds A–C in ascending order. Most of the mines in the Colorado Springs coal field produced coal from the B coal beds. Coal bed A is present from 30 to 65 feet above the base of the formation, as a single bed, is as thick as 20 feet locally. Elsewhere in the coal field, coal bed A splits into two coal beds separated by about 8 feet of rock.

Coal bed B is present from 25 to 50 feet above coal bed A, with massive sandstone separating the two coal beds. Coal bed B is as much as 13 feet thick locally, although the bed is more 5 feet thick or less throughout much of the Colorado Springs coal field. Coal bed C is lenticular. Where coal bed C is present, it lies from 20 to 50 feet stratigraphically above coal bed B and is less than 2 feet thick. By 1922, there were nine active coal mines, Keystone, City #1 and #2, Old Patterson, Cottonwood and Black Mariah; that year, workers of the Pikes Peak Coal Company complained of working conditions the smoke generated by firing shots to clear the mines. Ths is a common problem; the State Mine Inspection Department reported. Over the years, there was more than 16 million tons of coal mined from the Colorado Springs coal field. Beginning about 1859, the are

Aurora Basket Jesi

Aurora Basket Jesi is an Italian professional basketball club based in Jesi. It plays in the second division Serie A2 as of the 2015-16 season. In 1965, Gianni Rossetti, Carlo Barchiesi and Primo Novelli helped form Aurora Basket Jesi along with president Mario Gherardi. At the time, Springoil had been strongest side of Jesi, flirting with a promotion to the top-tier, but it disappeared due to financial difficulties. Roberto Vigo suggested to Gianni Rossetti that a basketball team should be set up within the Aurora Group; the team started play during the 1965-66 season in the highest regional division. Moving up the divisions, the club moved up to the national Serie D in 1973. Jesi moved up to the Serie C2 after the 1979-80 season, thanks to players such as Giovannini and Castelli from Fabriano and Paccapelo from Lineaerre Team Pesaro; the team reached the Serie C2 playoffs in its first season, the next season it lost in the finals against Basket Barcellona. Jesi would achieve promotion to the Serie C1 after the 1983-84 season, finishing the regular season in second place before winning the promotion playoffs They were relegated from the C1 at the end of their first season, but returned the following year.

Returning to the Serie D, Jesi rejoined the Serie C in 1989-90. The club reached the second division Serie A2 after the 1996-97 season in which it beat Gaverina Bergamo in the playoff finals in May 1997; the 1999-00 season saw the side reach the Final Eight of the Italian Cup, the 2003-04 season saw a historic promotion to the Serie A. However, the club struggled in firing coach Luigi Gresta as they were relegated. In 2005, they would recruit coach Luca Banchi and small-forward Romain Sato, reaching the playoffs at the end of the season; the Latini family, major backers, withdrew their sponsorship of a club they had helped for sixteen years at the end of the season. In 2006, the club scrambled to find new financing securing backing, with Fileni becoming their main sponsor. A team containing Brion Rush reached the playoffs; when it was starting to play in the Serie D, the team used to practice at the Jesi Fencing Club gymnasium and on in a newly constructed gym in the San Sebastiano area of Prato Road.

The club plays in the UBI BPA Sport Center, opened in 1992, as of the 2015-16 season. Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as: Sicc Jesi Fileni Jesi Betulline Jesi Termoforgia Jesi Serie A historical results Retrieved 23 August 2015

Dubravka ҆uica

Dubravka Šuica is a Croatian politician, a member of the European Parliament since 2013. As of December 1st 2019 she is European Commission's Vice President for Demography. A member of the center-right Croatian Democratic Union, Šuica served two consecutive terms as mayor of Dubrovnik between 2001 and 2009, she was the first female mayor of Dubrovnik and one of the first females mayors of major Croatian cities in modern Croatia. She had been a member of the Croatian Parliament in three terms from 2001 to 2011. Since 2004, she has been elected five times in a row as Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, she has been elected to the European Parliament in 2013 election and reelected in 2014 and 2019. In October 2012, she was elected Vice-President of the EPP Women's association and in June 2019 Vice-President of the EPP's EU parliament group. Šuica was born in a modest family in Dubrovnik, SFRJ. Her father used to make a living doing housework in Konavle, while her mother was a housekeeper.Šuica graduated from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1981, majoring in English and German language.

Šuica worked as a high school teacher, university professor and principal in Dubrovnik up until her mayoral election win in 2001.Šuica's wealth amounts to over 5 million euro, according to her own declaration to the Croatian parliament. She owns three houses and two apartments in Croatia, a cottage in Bosnia, a yacht, three cars; the origins of her wealth have been subject of controversy. While Šuica claims these derive from inheritance and from her husband's life savings as a navy captain, journalists have contested this account as untenable. Šuica has not released documents to corroborate the origin of her personal wealth. The Croatian anticorruption inspectorate USKOK investigated Šuica's wealth but the outcome of the procedure has not been made public. Šuica became active in politics in 1990 when she joined HDZ. In 1998 she became head of the party's Dubrovnik branch and she was reelected several times, most in March 2012. In 2001 she was elected mayor of Dubrovnik for the HDZ. Out of the 46% of voters who participated in the election, 3.944 expressed their preference for the HDZ list headed by Šuica.

She served as a mayor of Dubrovnik till 2009. Her mayoral tenure attracted several controversies, including with Croatian media, in regards to the growth of her personal wealth over the same period, she left office in 2009 and was succeeded by Andro Vlahušić. Šuica was elected as the member of Croatian parliament on HDZ ticket three times in the 2000, 2003 and 2007. She held several positions in Croatian parliament Committees. In 2004, she was elected one of the vice-presidents of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, she was reelected to that position in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. In May 2012, Šuica was elected vice-president of the Croatian Democratic Union, she is the president of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee of HDZ. In October 2012, she was elected vice-president of EPP Women. In the European elections of 2013, Šuica was elected Member of the European Parliament, she was sworn in on 1 July 2013. She was re-elected MEP following European elections of 25 May 2014.

She served as one of the deputy chairs of the EP'sDelegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, as well as taking part in various committees such as ENVI, AFET, TRAN, FEMM and the Delegation for relations with the United States. She was re-elected MEP at the 2019 elections, despite the lacklustre result of HDZ. In June 2019 Šuica was elected as first Vice-President of European People's Party Group in European Parliament; as of 2013 Šuica was head of the HDZ delegation in the Parliament. As an MEP, Šuica twice voted against EP resolutions on gender equality, as well as against on sanctions on Hungary and Poland over their judicial abuses at home, her track record was raised in view of her appointment in the von der Leyen Commission. In August 2019, Dubravka Šuica was nominated as a candidate for European Commissioner from Croatia, on 10 July 2019 President-elect Ursula von der Leyen assigned her the role of Vice-President designate for Democracy and Demography, she passed the parliamentary hearing on 3 October 2019 and took over her duty as Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography as of 1 December 2019.

European Parliament MEP profile World Mayor profile Profile at the Croatian Parliament website * Personal webpage

Barry Point Fire

The Barry Point Fire was a wildfire that burned over 92,977 acres of Oregon and California forest land during the summer of 2012. The fire began on 5 August 2012, the result of a lightning strike; the fire consumed public forest and rangeland as well as private forest and grazing land located in Lake County and Modoc County, California. The public lands effected by the fire are administered by the United States Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry; the largest part of the private land was owned by the Collins Timber Company. At the peak of the firefighting effort, there were 1,423 personnel working on the fire, it took 22 days to contain the fire and an additional three weeks to mop it up. On 5 August 2012, a thunderstorm passed over northern California; the storm produced a number of lightning strikes in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The storm did not deliver any rain with the lightning; the next morning, a local lookout reported a fire in the Barry Point area 22 miles west of Lakeview, Oregon.

The Forest Service named it the Barry Point Fire. A combination of hot dry weather and gusty winds had created dangerous fire conditions in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Around Barry Point, the fire conditions were exacerbated by heavy forest ground cover and the general inaccessibility of the area. By mid-morning these conditions had produced a high intensity fire with large trees torching off in rapid succession and numerous spot fires spreading the blaze rapidly; the prevailing winds drove the fire toward the northeast. However, the wind shifted unexpectedly, pushing the fire southward. Firefighters battled the blaze for over three weeks as it consumed large tracts of public forest and rangeland along with private forest and ranch grazing lands. In the late afternoon on 5 August 2012, a lightning strike ignited a wildfire near Barry Point on the Fremont-Winema National Forest in southern Lake County, Oregon. On 6 August 2012, the lookout at Dog Mountain reported the Barry Point Fire to the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center in the late afternoon.

At the time, there were five other fires burning in the general area, there were more fires in other parts of the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on nearby state forest lands. The initial report estimated the fire to be approximately.25 acres. A few minutes the lookout reported that the fire had doubled in size and was growing due to gusty winds in the area. In the meantime, the interagency fire center dispatched ground crews and a helicopter to fight the fire. Within a half-hour, the lookout reported a new spot fire west of the main blaze; when the helicopter arrived on the scene, its pilot reported that the fire was 7 acres, burning in heavy timber. The helicopter reported more spot fire up to 300 yards ahead of the main fire. Based on that report, the fire center requested air tanker support. There were no large air tankers available; the air tankers had to retire at dusk. The ground attack continued through the night with hand crews, pumper engines, bulldozers; the next morning, 7 August, fire managers held over the night crews to continue fighting the fire.

Additional crews arrived on scene. The two small retardant planes returned along with helicopter support. Three large air tankers were assigned to the fire; these air assets were used throughout the day. The fire continued to expand with numerous spot fires making line building difficult. In mid-afternoon, an expanded fire management team was ordered. By late afternoon, the fire was reported to be 500 acres and still growing. At the end of the day, the estimate was increased to 1,500 acres. Late that night, crews began a burnout operation to prevent the fire from spread to the south. On the morning of 8 August, fire managers believed the burnout operation conducted during the night had been successful. Air operations were hindered in the morning by aircraft mechanical problems. In the afternoon, air support was resumed. All day, ground crews built fire line. Additional burnout operations were conducted by the day shift crews and were continued by the night shift; this stopped the fire's spread to the north, but was unsuccessful in preventing the fire from spreading up the western slope of Dog Mountain.

Early on 9 August, the fire was reported to be 3,000 acres. Command of the fire suppression operation was transitioned to an expanded Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team. In addition the Oregon Department of Forestry dispatched two pumper engines and 12 overhead personnel to the fire. During the day, the fire began burning the west face of Dog Mountain. At that time, the fire was reported to be 4,500 acres. In the afternoon, the blaze jumped a fire spread northeast toward Drew's Reservoir; as a result, an evacuation notice was issued for residents living along south side of the reservoir. However, the wind shifted driving the fire to the south, up the east slope of Dog Mountain. By the end of the day, the fire had grown to 11,813 acres; that included 2,700 acres of state protected land. The fires continued to burn on 10 August, fire managers requested an overhead support team from National Incident Management Organization to assist in planning and oversight of fire operations. During the day, northerly winds pushed the fire to the southeast.

By the end of the day the fire was reported to be over 17,200 acres. Between 11 August and 13 Augus

New York's 12th congressional district

New York's 12th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York City. It is now represented by Democrat Carolyn Maloney; the district includes several neighborhoods in the East Side of Manhattan, the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, western Queens, as well as Roosevelt Island overlapping the pre-redistricting 14th district. The 12th district's per capita income, in excess of $75,000, is the highest among all congressional districts in the United States. President Donald Trump's former primary private residence, Trump Tower, is located in the district. From 2003–2013 it included parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan, it included the Queens neighborhoods of Maspeth and Woodside, the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Red Hook, East New York, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, Williamsburg and part of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. The 12th District was a Brooklyn district. In the 1960s, it was realigned to include majority African American neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant in Central Brooklyn.

Up to 1992 it was the central Brooklyn district now held by Yvette Clarke, remapped to include Hispanic neighborhoods in lower Manhattan and Queens. 1803–1913: 1913–1945: Parts of Manhattan1945–1993: Parts of Brooklyn1993–present: Parts of Brooklyn, QueensVarious New York districts have been numbered "12" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York. From 1813 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to elected at-large on a general ticket. In New York, are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, the final candidate votes. List of United States congressional districts New York's congressional districts United States congressional delegations from New York Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

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