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Morris Rudensky

Morris "Red" Rudensky was an American prohibition-era gangster, cat burglar and safe-cracker. While incarcerated at United States Penitentiary, Rudensky became a well-known writer for an inmate-run magazine called The Atlantian. Following his release, he became a spokesman and security consultant for several companies, wrote a memoir titled The Gonif. Born to a Jewish family in Manhattan's Lower East Side Rudensky began his career by stealing bagels. At age 13 he was sent to the Elmira State Reformatory, he escaped to make his way to Chicago. He claimed to work for Al Capone's Chicago Outfit, Bugs Moran's North Side Mob, The Purple Gang, a group of Jewish mobsters based in Detroit, he traveled, cracking safes in Kansas City, St. Louis and San Francisco, he became known as an escape artist escaping from the Pontiac State Reformatory, where he was serving ten-years-to-life for the robbery of the Argo State Bank. Rudensky claimed to be the mastermind behind the theft of $2.1 million in whiskey from a federal warehouse in Kansas City, though no contemporaneous coverage confirms this claim.

Rudensky continued to operate a well-organized theft ring in the Midwest robbing various payroll deliveries, distilleries and trains, did freelance work for Egan's Rats and Al Capone. At the age of twenty-one, Rudensky was again in prison, where he was known as "King of the Cons" for getting into fights, made several escape attempts escaping after packing himself in a box being taken out of the prison print shop, but was soon caught, he became friends with communist Earl Browder, in prison, who taught him English and encouraged him to write. During a prison uprising on August 1, 1929, Rudensky saved the life of inmate Charlie Ward, the future president of the Brown & Bigelow advertising firm. After befriending Ward, Rudensky became convinced to stop criminal activities, after being transferred to United States Penitentiary, Atlanta Rudensky began to work on the prison newspaper, The Atlantian becoming its editor. In Atlanta he was the cellmate of Al Capone. Although Rudensky expected to serve as Capone's subordinate and errand-runner, Capone's failing health and Rudensky's position in the prison led to him acting as guardian to Capone in response to hostility from other inmates and corrections officers.

Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he wrote a popular essay for The Atlantian titled "Memorandum of Faith.” In the essay, he called on prisoners to support the United States and redouble their commitments to wartime production. He was awarded a commendation by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for his efforts along with Attorney General Francis Biddle. In 1955, Rudensky was released from Menard on parole, he took a job as a copy editor from Brown & Bigelow, became chief consultant for the 3M Corporation Security Systems. In 1970, Rudensky published his autobiography The Gonif, Yiddish for thief. During the 1970s and 1980s, he lectured for a time visiting schools in the St. Paul and Minneapolis metro areas, including in the renowned Minnesota educator Dr. Ida Kugler's fifth-grade class at Hancock-Hamline Magnet School, trying to deter students from the life of crime he had followed. In 1975, he made a public appearance as Paul Eakins toured the country with a V-16 Cadillac once owned by Al Capone.

In his years he formed the Red Rudensky Variety Show, a troupe that toured nursing homes, he was a regular in the St. Paul Clown Club, entertaining in children's hospital wards. Red lived in semi-retirement in the Sholom Home, a nursing home in St. Paul, until his death on April 21, 1988. English, T. J. Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN 0-06-059002-5 Sifakis, Carl; the Mafia Encyclopedia. New York: Da Capo Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8160-5694-3 Kobler, John. Ardent Spirits PB: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. New York: Da Capo Press, 1993. ISBN 0-306-80512-X Johnson, Curt and R. Craig Sautter; the Wicked City: Chicago from Kenna to Capone. New York: Da Capo Press, 1998. ISBN 0-306-80821-8 Kobler, John. Capone: The Life and Times of Al Capone. New York: Da Capo Press, 2003. ISBN 0-306-81285-1 David Grann. Killers of the Flower Moon; the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. New York, Doubleday, 2017. ISBN 9780385534246 Morris Rudensky at Find a Grave Blacklisted Journalist A Fresh Start by Red Rudensky - Harpers Magazine - April 1964 The Gonif by Red Rudensky - Reviews


Watchful is an album by the American experimental pop music group Amoeba. This is the first Amoeba album to feature the classic lineup of Rick Davies; the style of this album consists of subtle and acoustic pop compositions with heavy ambient textures. Work on this album began in 1994, it was completed in 1995. Over the next two years they searched for a label to distribute the album, it was released in 1997 on the Lektronic Soundscapes label. When distribution problems arose with Lektronic Soundscapes, they moved to Release Records, who had released Rich’s solo album Trances/Drones. ”Inside” - 4:57 ”Skin” - 2:53 ”Origami” - 2:17 ”Footless” - 5:02 ”Ignoring Gravity” - 7:21 ”Water Vapor” - 2:12 ”Desolation” - 4:39 ”Big Clouds” - 2:50 ”Saragossa” - 4:06 ”Any Other Sky” - 6:38 ”Watchful Eyes” - 5:20 Robert Rich - vocals, synthesizers, lap steel guitar, wind instruments Rick Davies - electric and acoustic guitars, basswith:Hans Christian - cello Don Swanson - drums Ivy Barry - additional voice Scott Wright - soprano and alto saxophone

Rey Ramsey

Rey Ramsey is an American social justice entrepreneur and the former CEO of the One Economy Corporation, a nonprofit he co-founded in 2000. Ramsey received a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University, where he was a member of Cap and Skull, ZBT fraternity, a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. After graduating from law school, Ramsey went to work for the Portland law-firm Stoel Rives, he soon left his job at the firm to pursue a career with the Oregon State Economic Development Department, where he was director of the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department under governors Neil Goldschmidt and Barbara Roberts. Ramsey worked for the Enterprise Community Partners, first as senior vice president and became president. Ramsey served two terms on the Habitat for Humanity International board of directors, elected as vice-chairman in 2001 and as chairman in 2003. During his chairmanship, the board fired Habitat founder Millard Fuller. Ramsey is on the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Washington Jesuit Academy.

Ramsey has been a proponent of the Portland citywide wireless initiative. Managing Dynamic Management for the Digital Age. ISBN 978-0-471-39527-0. Co-authored with Ben Hecht. One Economy Corporation - Rey Ramsey Bio

Jhoothi Shaan

Jhoothi Shaan is a 1991 Indian film starring Mithun Chakraborty and Poonam Dhillon along with Shabana Azmi. After the end of her lustre empire, This is the Story of Ranimaa, who still believes that she is an empress, though her palace has now been turned into a hotel, she has three daughters, Krishna and Kaveri, a son, Kuldip. The film's twist is, when Ranimaa was informed by Police about four bank-robbers staying in her hotel Mithun Chakraborty... Prakash Poonam Dhillon... Ganga Shabana Azmi... Krishna Shakti Kapoor... Kuldip Kanwaljit Singh... Dinesh Pallavi Joshi... Kaveri Jagdeep... Shanti Dhooth Deven Verma... Krishna's to-be groom Nadira... Ranimaa Sudhir... Abdul Satyendra Kapoor... Mahindranath Ashalata Wabgaonkar... Savitri Manmauji... Bald servant Huma Khan... Dancer / Singer Kirti Kumar... Plunderman Raj Tilak... Inspector Kamal Tarun Ghosh... Servant Madan Joshi... Savitri's brother Amol Sen... Fat servant Raj Kaul Pratap Ravi Pappu Jhoothi Shaan on IMDb

Mississippi Highway 178

Mississippi Highway 178, or "Old 78", is a state highway maintained by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. It is the former alignment of U. S. Route 78, used from the 1940s until the 1990s. With the exception of a break at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway at Fulton, MS 178 is a complete route from Memphis, Tennessee, to the Alabama state line. MS 178 parallels both the current US 78 and the old Bankhead Highway, a macadam highway designated as part of US 78 in 1926, used from until the 1930s. In the 1940s, the Mississippi portion of US 78 was upgraded to a uniform two-lane highway, In some Mississippi towns, such as New Albany, the "new" US 78 routing followed the old Bankhead Highway, thus became part of MS 178. In some parts of North Mississippi, "Bankhead Road" or "Bankhead Street" identifies sections of the original US 78 highway. In the 1980s US 78 began to be upgraded further, albeit in stages, into a four-lane, interstate-style route, bypassing parts of the original 1940s US 78 alignment.

For instance, in 1990, the Mississippi portion of US 78 followed the 1940s two-lane from the Alabama state line to the Clay community joined four-lane US 78 to New Albany, reverted to the 1940s two-lane from New Albany to Holly Springs four-lane from Holly Springs to Memphis. By 2000, the entire length of US 78 in Mississippi was four-lane, parts of old US 78 were reconditioned for use as MS 178. In Mississippi, unlike Alabama or Tennessee, MS 178 and US 78 are separate routes. Although it is true the Presley family used US 78 to travel from Tupelo to Memphis, the current routing of US 78 was not the one used. In order to recreate the actual route used to make the move, MS 178 is the route used, as it was the main highway used in 1948. Mississippi portal U. S. Roads portal