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Dennis Hastert

John Dennis Hastert is an American former politician who represented Illinois's 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007 and served as the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history. After being convicted of financial crimes related to repeated incidents of child molestation, he became the highest-ranking elected official in U. S. history to have served a prison sentence. From 1965 to 1981, Hastert was a high school teacher and coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois, he lost a 1980 bid for the Illinois House of Representatives, but ran again and won a seat in 1981. He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986, was re-elected every two years until he retired in 2007. Hastert rose through the Republican ranks in the House, becoming chief deputy whip in 1995 and Speaker in 1999; as Speaker of the House, Hastert supported the George W. Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies.

After Democrats took control of the House in 2007 following the 2006 elections, Hastert declined to seek the position of minority leader, resigned his House seat, became a lobbyist at the firm of Dickstein Shapiro. On May 28, 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators. Federal prosecutors said that the funds withdrawn by Hastert were used as hush money to conceal past sexual misconduct by Hastert. In October 2015, Hastert entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Hastert pleaded guilty to the structuring charge. In court submissions filed in April 2016, federal prosecutors alleged that Hastert had molested at least four boys as young as 14 years of age during his time as a high school wrestling coach. At a sentencing hearing, Hastert admitted. Referring to Hastert as a "serial child molester", a federal judge imposed a sentence of 15 months in prison, two years' supervised release, a $250,000 fine.

Hastert was released 13 months later. Hastert was born on January 2, 1942, in Aurora, the eldest of three sons of Naomi and Jack Hastert. Hastert is of Luxembourgish and Norwegian descent on his father's side, of German descent on his mother's. Hastert grew up in a rural Illinois farming community, his middle-class family owned a family farm. As a young man, Hastert worked shifts in the family's Plainfield restaurant, The Clock Tower, where he was a fry cook. Hastert became a born-again Christian during his sophomore year of high school. Hastert attended Oswego High School, where he was a star football player. Hastert attended North Central College, but transferred to Wheaton College, a Christian liberal arts college. Jim Parnalee, Hastert's roommate at North Central who transferred with him to Wheaton, was a Marine Corps Reserve member who in 1965 became the school's first student to be killed in Vietnam. Hastert continued to visit Parnalee's family each year in Michigan; because of a wrestling injury, Hastert never served in the military.

In 1964, Hastert graduated from Wheaton with a B. A. in economics. In 1967, he received his M. S. in philosophy of education from Northern Illinois University. In his first year of graduate school, Hastert spent three months in Japan as part of the People to People Student Ambassador Program. One of Hastert's fellow group members was Tony Podesta. Hastert was employed by Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 for 16 years, from 1965 to 1981. Hastert began working there, at age 23, while still attending NIU. Throughout that time, Hastert worked as a teacher at Yorkville High School, where he served as a football and wrestling coach. Hastert led the school's wrestling team to the 1976 state title and was named Illinois Coach of the Year. According to federal prosecutors, during the time that he coached wrestling, Hastert sexually abused at least four of his students. Hastert was a Boy Scout volunteer with Explorer Post 540 of Yorkville for 17 years, during his time as a schoolteacher and coach.

Hastert traveled with the Explorers on trips to the Grand Canyon, the Bahamas and the Green River in Utah. In 1973, Hastert married a fellow teacher at Jean Kahl, with whom he had two sons. Hastert considered applying to become an assistant principal at the school, but decided to enter politics, although at the time "he knew nothing about politics." Hastert approached Phyllis Oldenburg, a Republican operative in Kendall County, seeking advice on running for a seat in the Illinois Legislature. Hastert lost a 1980 Republican primary for the Illinois House of Representatives, but showed a talent for campaigning, after the election, volunteered for an influential state senator, John E. Grotberg. In the summer of 1981, State Representative Al Schoeberiein had become terminally ill, Republican party bosses selected Hastert as the successor over two major rivals, West Chicago lawyer Tom Johnson and Mayor Richard Verbic of Elgin; the first round of balloting resulted in a tie, but Hastert was chosen after Grotberg interceded on Hastert's behalf.

Hastert served three terms in the state House. He served on the Appropriations Committee. According to a 1999 Chicago Tribune profile, in the state House "Hastert staked out a place on the far right of t

Wimmersperg Spz

The Wimmersperg Spz was a family of German assault rifles, in the planning stage during the latter days of Nazi Germany. The overall weapon is made up from Sten Mk II submachine gun components, most notably the receiver and buttstock; the magazine and magazine release are from the StG-44, so were the barrel blanks. There were three variants designed; the Spz-l used a conventional layout with separate pistol grip, while in the Spz-kr and Spz-kv the magazine itself was the pistol grip. The Spz-l and Spz-kr were hammer-fired. All variants were gas-operated, had swappable barrels, were designed for selective fire. Single-shot fire could be applied by pulling the trigger half way, while pulling the trigger further to the rear produced burst fire; this function predates the similar operation used on the present day Steyr AUG series of rifles. There is no trace of these weapons in official Nazi documents or in some German manufacturer's archives. Wimmersperg however had contacts with Mauser, Simson & Co, Fokker for some of his other designs.

It is possible. The gun was designed by Heinrich von Wimmersperg of Austria, who after World War II, moved to Detroit, USA, he designed the Wimmersperg Maschinengewehr in 1937, a double-barreled, combined gas/recoil operated firearm fed from either magazines or a belt feed with 7.92×57mm cartridges —, unusual for that the top barrel acted as a gas piston. The over/under reload vice versa. In his years, he patented designs for car seats for infants and toddlers. List of assault rifles

2019–20 Middlesbrough F.C. season

The 2019–20 season is Middlesbrough's third consecutive season in the Championship in their 144th year in existence, the club will compete in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. This season marks Jonathan Woodgate's first spell in charge of a professional club, who replaced an outgoing Tony Pulis, who left at the end of his contract. George Friend continues as the official club captain in his first full season in the role, having replaced a departing Grant Leadbitter in the second half of the 2018–19 season, who left to return to Sunderland in January 2019. = Player on loan Boro announced their pre-season programme on 14 June 2019. On 20 June 2019, the forthcoming Championship fixtures were unveiled; the third round draw was made live on BBC Two from Etihad Stadium, Micah Richards and Tony Adams conducted the draw. The first round draw was made on 20 June