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Dominique You

Dominique You or Youx was a privateer and politician. According to information he provided to his masonic lodge in New Orleans, he was born in Cette in Languedoc, France. You may have joined the army of Revolutionary France as an artillerist, he served in the French Republic's artillery corp. In 1802 he accompanied General Charles Leclerc to Saint-Domingue to quell Toussaint Louverture's slave revolt. Yellow fever took the lives of many of the French soldiers including General Leclerc. Afterwards, Dominique You went to New Orleans where he joined Jean Lafitte and Pierre Lafitte and became the captain of the French corsair Le Pandoure, he was nicknamed "Captain Dominique" by the French and "Johnness" by the Americans. He acquired a reputation for being bold and daring. During the next few years he and the Lafitte brothers became successful smugglers in the Louisiana bayous; as privateers, they preyed on Spanish ships in the Gulf of Mexico, doing extensive damage to Spanish commerce. On one occasion, a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico caused severe damage to the Pandoure and killed Captain You.

In July 1814, Dominique You was falsely convicted of piracy in the Gulf, but the Americans failed to capture him. He was in the camp at Barataria. Jean Lafitte offered to help General Andrew Jackson defend New Orleans against the impending British invasion, in exchange for his crew and a pardon, he was appointed commander of a company of artillery, composed of the Baratarians' best gunners. His men fought with such courage and effectiveness in the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, that they were mentioned in Major General Andrew Jackson's general order of January 21 as "having shown uncommon gallantry and skill in the field." As a result of this success, all charges against the Baratarians and Dominique You were dropped. After the battle, You settled in New Orleans where he became a politician and supporter of Andrew Jackson. You died in New Orleans in 1830, he was given a military funeral, paid for by the public. Battle of New Orleans Jean Lafitte Letter of marque Pierre Lafitte Privateering Renato Beluche Dominique You at Find a Grave

Chilliwack Bruins (BCJHL)

The Chilliwack Bruins were a Junior "A" ice hockey team. The Bruins played was located in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League; the Chilliwack Chiefs were first formed in 1970 as a member of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League. The club was founded as a farm team for the WHL's Estevan Bruins. After a 1975-76 season which saw the Bruins finish last in the BCJHL, the team joined the three year old Pacific Junior A Hockey League. However, after an uneven performance in what proved to be a competitive PJHL in the 1976-77 season, followed by just a single win during the PJHL's 1977-78 season, the team returned to the BCJHL for the 1978-79 season, changing its name to the Chilliwack Colts; the Colts performed poorly their first season back in the BCJHL, competition was tougher when the PJHL merged with the BCJHL for the 1979-1980 season. The Colts did not make it to the end of their third season back in the BCJHL, folding three-quarters of the way through the 1980-81 season, with just one victory in 35 games.

The community of Chilliwack did not see see Junior "A" hockey again until the Richmond Sockeyes relocated to the Fraser Valley city after for the 1990-91 season. Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against List of ice hockey teams in British Columbia Chilliwack Chiefs Langley Chiefs Chilliwack Bruins "BCHL Record Book". B. C. Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2008-05-14. "Chilliwack Bruins BCJHL Season statistics and Records". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2008-05-14. "Chilliwack Colts BCJHL Season statistics and Records". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2008-05-14. "Vernon Jr.'A' Franchise Season History". Paul C. Beugeling. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2008-05-14

Robert Scarano Jr.

Robert Michael Scarano Jr. is an American architect who works in Brooklyn, New York City. In March 2010, Scarano was barred from submitting plans for new buildings to New York City's Department of Buildings. Born in Gravesend, Scarano attended the City College of New York, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design, a certificate in engineering, he studied at New York University and received certificates in construction management, building construction, real estate development and real estate finance. He started his own firm, Scarano Architects PLLC, in Staten Island in 1985, the same year in which he became a Registered Architect in New York State. Prior to founding his firm, he worked for HLW Architects, SLCE Architects, Liebman & Liebman Architects and Costas Kondylis Architects; as of 2004, Scarano Associates had a staff of about 50, including designers from Brazil, Colombia, Israel and Ukraine. Based in DUMBO, their office features a glass and steel addition atop a hundred-year-old building.

Scarano is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Society of American Registered Architects. 110 York Street - Home to the offices of Scarano Architect PLLC, this project features a glass and steel addition atop a hundred-year-old building. This project received a 2005 Design Award from Metal Architecture magazine, a 2005 Certificate of Appreciation from the Brooklyn AIA. 234 West 20th Street - Penthouse addition to an existing building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Received a 2005 Award of Excellence from the Brooklyn AIA. 401 Hicks Street - Adaptive reuse of a 19th-century church building in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Received a 2005 Certificate of Appreciation from the Brooklyn AIA. Armory Towers - An adaptive reuse of an old armory in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Developed with assistance from the New York City Housing Development Corporation, this 110 unit building received an Excellence Award from the NY Council of SARA, an Excellence Award from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; the Douglass - New construction at 279 West 117th Street in Harlem.

138 units, with 42 units reserved for low-income tenants. Honored as 2005 Project of the Year by the New York State Association for Affordable Housing. Finger Building - Scarano partnered with developers Mendel Brach and Moshe Oknin on this project at 144 North 8th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Known as the Finger Building, it was designed for 16 stories and 42 residential units. Manhattan Park Condos - 14 unit, seven story building at 297 Driggs Avenue, adjacent to McCarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; this project received a Housing Award of Merit from the NY Council of SARA. Toy Factory Lofts - Once home to a factory, this 64,000-square-foot building at 176 Johnson Street in downtown Brooklyn was converted to 56 luxury condominiums; this project won a 2004 SARA Design Award of Honor, was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Brooklyn AIA. Finger Building - Scarano partnered with developers Mendel Brach and Moshe Oknin on this project at 144 North 8th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Known as the Finger Building, it was designed for 16 stories and 42 residential units. 333 Carroll Street - now called the "Hell Building" by critics, owner Isaac Fischman hired Scarano to design an addition and renovation to convert this 19th century building in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn into luxury condominiums. Construction has been halted three times, most March 2008, after the Building Department determined that "... Scarano had inaccurately claimed the building was zoned to allow for the additional stories." Scarano was removed from the project in January 2008. 360 Smith Street - this proposed building in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, to be designed by Scarano for developer William Stein, would be built on the site of the south entrance of the Carroll Street subway station. In response to this and other projects, the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association has proposed seeking re-zoning or landmark designation for the neighborhood. At a community meeting on February 11, 2008, the developer announced that Scarano was no longer involved with the project, the building would instead be designed by Armand Quadrini of KSQ Architects.

614 7th Avenue - this condominium project in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn drew community opposition to its proposed 70-foot height, which would have blocked a historic sight line between the Statue of Liberty and the statue of Minerva in Green-Wood Cemetery. Neighborhood residents petitioned the city to rezone the neighborhood to prevent tall buildings; the developer, Chaim Nussencweig, argued that the building's foundations had been laid before the rezoning took effect, giving him the right to complete the structure, offered to have Scarano "cut out" a portion of the building to preserve the line of sight. 979 Willoughby Avenue - built in Bushwick and marketed as a "small building big on design", this Scarano-designed condominium comprises eight apartments from 500 to 1,000 square feet. The $3.8-million project was filed as a four-story building, but towers over neighboring structures due to high ceilings and mezzanine spaces. The street wall is a row of garage doors, as each unit features a small private garage bay opening onto the sidewalk.

Speaking of the project in 2007, Scarano told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that "to design a new building in an emerging area, one cannot help but feel like a pioneer during the early days of the development of America." Bowery Tower - this Scarano-designed projec