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Fibber McGee and Molly

Fibber McGee and Molly was an American radio comedy series. The situation comedy, a staple of the NBC Red Network for the show's entire run and one of the most popular and enduring radio series of its time, ran as a stand-alone series from 1935 to 1956, continued as a short-form series as part of the weekend Monitor from 1957 to 1959; the title characters were created and portrayed by Jim and Marian Jordan, a real-life husband and wife team, working in radio since the 1920s. Fibber McGee and Molly, which followed up the Jordans' previous radio sitcom Smackout, followed the adventures of a working-class couple, the habitual storyteller Fibber McGee and his sometimes terse but always loving wife Molly, living among their numerous neighbors and acquaintances in the community of Wistful Vista; as with most radio comedies of the era, Fibber McGee and Molly featured an announcer, house band and vocal quartet for interludes. At the peak of the show's success in the 1940s, it was adapted into a string of feature films.

A 1959 attempt to adapt the series to television with a different cast and new writers was both a critical and commercial failure, coupled with Marian Jordan's death shortly thereafter, brought the series to a finish. The stars of the program were real-life husband and wife team James "Jim" Jordan and Marian Driscoll Jordan, who were natives of Peoria, Illinois. Jordan was the seventh of eight children born to James Edward Jordan, a farmer, Mary Jordan, while Driscoll was the twelfth of thirteen children born to Daniel P. a coalminer, wife Anna Driscoll. Jim wanted to be a singer, Marian wanted to be a music teacher. Both attended the same Catholic church. Marian's parents had attempted to discourage her professional aspirations; when she started seeing Jim Jordan, the Driscolls were far from approving of either him or his ideas. Jim's voice teacher gave him a recommendation for work as a professional in Chicago, he followed it, he was able to gain steady employment, but soon tired of the life on the road.

In less than a year, Jim went to work for the Post Office. Marian's parents now found Jim to be acceptable, they stopped objecting to the couple's marriage plans; the pair married in Peoria, August 31, 1918. Five days after the wedding, Jim received his draft notice, he was sent to France, became part of a military touring group which entertained the armed forces after World War I. When Jim came home from France, he and Marian decided to try their luck with a vaudeville act, they had Kathryn Therese Jordan and James Carroll Jordan. Marian returned home for the birth of Kathryn, but went back to performing with Jim, leaving her with Jim's parents. After Jim Jr. was born, Marian stayed with the children for a time. Marian and the children joined him on the road for a short time, but the couple had to admit defeat when they found themselves in Lincoln, Illinois in 1923 with 2 small children and no funds; the couple's parents had to wire them money for their return to Peoria. Jim went to work at a local department store, but still felt an attraction of being in show business.

He and Marian went back into vaudeville. While staying with Jim's brother in Chicago in 1924, the family was listening to the radio. Jim's brother bet him $10. To win the bet and Marian went to WIBO, where they were put on the air. At the end of the performance, the station offered the couple a contract for a weekly show, which paid $10/ week; the show's sponsor was Oh Henry! candy, they appeared for 6 months on The Oh Henry! Twins program, switching to radio station WENR by 1927; when it seemed to the couple they were financially succeeding, they built a home in Chicago, a replica of their rented home, complete to building it on the lot next door. For their 1939 move to the West Coast, the Jordans selected an inconspicuous home in Encino; some of Jim Jordan's investments included the bottling company for Hires Root Beer in Kansas City. Fibber McGee and Molly originated when the small-time husband-and-wife vaudevillians began their third year as Chicago-area radio performers. Two of the shows they did for station WENR beginning in 1927, both written by Harry Lawrence, bore traces of what was to come and rank as one of the earliest forms of situation comedy.

In their Luke and Mirandy farm-report program, Jim played a farmer, given to tall tales and face-saving lies for comic effect. In a weekly comedy, The Smith Family, Marian's character was an Irish wife of an American police officer; these characterizations, plus the Jordans' change from being singers/musicians to comic actors, pointed toward their future. It was at WENR where the Jordans met Donald Quinn, a cartoonist, working in radio, the couple hired him as their writer in 1931, they included him as a full partner. While working on the WENR farm report, Jim Jordan heard a true story about a shopkeeper from Missouri whose store was brimming with stock, yet he claimed to be "smack out" of whatever a customer would ask him for; the story reached the halls of nearby Columbia College, the students began visiting the store, which they called "Smackout", to hear the owner's incredible stories. For station WMAQ in Chicago, beginning in April 1931, the trio created Smackout, a 15-minute daily program that centered on a general store and its proprietor

Stern Electronics, Inc. v. Kaufman

Stern Electronics Inc. v. Kaufman, 669 F.2d 852,was a case decided by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that ruled that a video game manufacturer, Stern Electronics, could copyright the images and sounds in a game, not just the underlying source code that produced them; the decision was one of the first to rule on the copyrightability of video games as an artistic work and one of a series of lawsuits in the early 1980s brought forth by video game manufacturers like Stern aimed at combatting the increasing number of knock-off video games on the market. In 1981, Stern Electronics, an arcade video game manufacturer, obtained an exclusive license from Konami Industry Co. a Japanese game developer, to distribute Konami's game "Scramble" in North and South America. The game is a side-scrolling shooter in which the player controls a "Jet" aircraft and fires weapons at enemies, attempting to destroy as many as possible before running out of fuel or crashing into an obstacle. Stern began selling the game in the U.

S. on March 17, 1981 and it gained popularity, selling 10,000 units in its first two months on the U. S. market. In April 1981, the defendant Omni Video Games, Inc. began selling a knock-off game called "Scramble 2" that bore substantial similarities to Konami's "Scramble" game. The case was brought to trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Stern Electronics, Inc. V. Kaufman 523 F. Supp. 635. The plaintiff, succeeded in showing probable success on the merits of its claim of copyright infringement and the court ruled they were entitled to injunctive relief. Both parties claimed common law trademark rights to the "Scramble" mark and moved to enjoin the other from using it. Omni had ordered and sold a small number of headboards bearing the mark in the months prior to Stern's release of the game and, based upon that fact, made a first use in commerce claim; the court found that the defendants' first use of the mark was not in good faith and in anticipation of imitating the audiovisual display of Stern's game, once Omni had developed their own "Scramble 2".

Further, continued use of the mark by both parties could result in consumer confusion and economic harm to both parties to the lawsuit. Based on Stern's considerable investment in the development and marketing of the game and the large number of units sold, the balance of hardships was determined to tip in Stern's favor and Omni was preliminarily enjoined from use of the mark. Anticipating that a unique, non-infringing code could be reverse-engineered to create a "knock-off" game that imitated the sounds and images of their game, Konami did not register a copyright of the underlying code of the game, but instead registered the game as an audiovisual work by submitting a video of the game in both "play mode" and "attract mode" to the U. S. Copyright Office. In its appeal, Omni argued that Stern was entitled only to copyright protection of the underlying computer code of the game as a literary work and that the certificate of registration granted to Scramble as an audiovisual work by the U. S Copyright office was invalid.

Valid copyright protection exists only in "original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression." Omni argued that the audiovisual aspects of the game were neither fixed. They argued that the sequence of images displayed were created by the underlying computer program and were not the original work of the game developer. Further, because the sequence of images varies based on the actions of the player, they contended that each play of the game produced a new, original audiovisual work, not a fixed copy of the registered work; the court rejected these arguments, stating that sufficient elements of the look and feel of the game remain fixed regardless of the individual player's actions. The court found that a moment of originality did occur in the creation of the specific images and sounds present in the game and that the originality of these images was not dependent upon the underlying program, as many different underlying programs could have been written to generate the images and sounds the game creator had imagined.

Omni appealed the trademark ruling by arguing that they did indeed have superior common law rights to the mark due to their first use of the mark. Neither party held a registered trademark. Omni's prior use claim was based upon the fact they had ordered a limited number of headboards bearing the mark in December 1980. Only five of those headboards found their way to the market prior to Stern's release of "Scramble" in March 1981, affixed to game units featuring other Omni video games; the appellate court agreed with the lower court's ruling that it was "the defendants contrived this usage of the mark for trademark maintenance purposes in anticipation of plaintiff's introduction of the'Scramble' video game into the market" and "with the expectation that they would imitate the audiovisual display " and therefore the defendants' first use of the trademark was not in good faith. The preliminary injunction was affirmed. Stern Electronics, Inc v. Kaufman was one in a series of lawsuits that resulted from the increase in "knock-off" video games in the early 1980s.

Other manufacturers that brought forth lawsuits included Atari, Williams Electronics, Midway Manufacturing, Capcom. Atari, Inc. v. North American Philips Consumer Electronics Corp.: 7th Circuit reached a similar result on the issue of copyrightability of the images and sounds present in video games. Williams Electronics, Inc. v. Artic International

Iona Gaels men's basketball

The Iona Gaels men's basketball team represents Iona College in New Rochelle, New York in NCAA Division I competition. The school's team competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and plays home games in Hynes Athletic Center; as of 2010, the Gaels are coached by Tim Cluess. Iona College has been competing in Division I basketball since the school's inception in 1940. Iona is one of the founding members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which began play in men's basketball with the 1981–82 season; the Gaels have compiled the most victories of any MAAC team since the founding of the conference and have won a league record twelve MAAC titles. They appeared in the NCAA tournament in 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; the Gaels have been to 4 NITs, in 1982, 1983, 1996, 1997. In 2011, the Gaels made it to the final game of the CIT post-season tournament, losing at home to Santa Clara; the Gaels have appeared in 14 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–13.

The Gaels have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament six times. Their combined record is 1–6; the Gaels have appeared in the Postseason Tournament one time. Their record is 3–1 Feb. 21, 1980: Iona 77, Louisville 60 Dec. 27, 2002: Iona 65, North Carolina 56 Nov. 26, 2005: Iona 89, Iowa State 72 Richie Guerin Jeff Ruland Steve Burtt, Sr. Sean Green Scott Machado Official website


Mexicans are the people of Mexico, a country in North America. The Mexica founded Tenochtitlan in 1325 as an altepetl located on an island in Lake Texcoco, in the Valley of Mexico, it became the capital of the expanding Aztec Empire in the 15th century, until captured by the Spanish in 1521. At its peak, it was the largest city in the Pre-Columbian Americas, it subsequently became a cabecera of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Today the ruins of Tenochtitlan are located in the central part of Mexico City; the modern nation of Mexico achieved independence from the Spanish Empire. This led to what has been termed "a peculiar form of multi-ethnic nationalism"; the most spoken language by Mexicans is Mexican Spanish, but some may speak languages from 68 different indigenous linguistic groups and other languages brought to Mexico by recent immigration or learned by Mexican immigrants residing in other nations. In 2015, 21.5% of Mexico's population self-identified as being Indigenous or Indigenous. There are about 12 million Mexican nationals residing outside Mexico, with about 11.7 million living in the United States.

The larger Mexican diaspora can include individuals that trace ancestry to Mexico and self-identify as Mexican. The Mexican people have varied origins and an identity that has evolved with the succession of conquests among Amerindian groups and by Europeans; the area, now modern-day Mexico has cradled many predecessor civilizations, going back as far as the Olmec which influenced the latter civilizations of Teotihuacan and the much debated Toltec people who flourished around the 10th and 12th centuries A. D. and ending with the last great indigenous civilization before the Aztecs. The Nahuatl language was a common tongue in the region of modern Central Mexico during the Aztec Empire, but after the arrival of Europeans the common language of the region became Spanish. After the conquest of the Aztec empire, the Spanish re-administered the land and expanded their own empire beyond the former boundaries of the Aztec, adding more territory to the Mexican sphere of influence which remained under the Spanish Crown for 300 years.

Cultural diffusion and intermixing among the Amerindian populations with the European created the modern Mexican identity, a mixture of regional indigenous and European cultures that evolved into a national culture during the Spanish period. This new identity was defined as "Mexican" shortly after the Mexican War of Independence and was more invigorated and developed after the Mexican Revolution when the Constitution of 1917 established Mexico as an indivisible pluricultural nation founded on its indigenous roots. Mexicano is derived from the word Mexico itself. In the principal model to create demonyms in Spanish, the suffix -ano is added to the name of the place of origin, it has been suggested that the name of the country is derived from Mextli or Mēxihtli, a secret name for the god of war and patron of the Mexicas, Huitzilopochtli, in which case Mēxihco means "Place where Huitzilopochtli lives". Another hypothesis suggests; this meaning might refer to Tenochtitlan's position in the middle of Lake Texcoco.

The system of interconnected lakes, of which Texcoco formed the center, had the form of a rabbit, which the Mesoamericans pareidolically associated with the Moon. Still another hypothesis suggests that it is derived from the goddess of maguey; the term Mexicano as a word to describe the different peoples of the region of Mexico as a single group emerged in the 16th century. In that time the term did not apply to a nationality nor to the geographical limits of the modern Mexican Republic; the term was used for the first time in the first document printed in Barcelona in 1566 which documented the expedition which launched from the port in Acapulco to find the best route which would favor a return journey from the Spanish East Indies to New Spain. The document stated: "el venturoso descubrimiento que los Mexicanos han hecho"; that discovery led to the Manila galleon trade route and those "Mexicans" referred to Criollos and Amerindians alluding to a plurality of persons who participated for a common end: the conquest of the Philippines in 1565.

A large majority of Mexicans have been classified as "Mestizos", meaning in modern Mexican usage that they identify neither with any indigenous culture nor with a Spanish cultural heritage, but rather identify as having cultural traits incorporating elements from indigenous and Spanish traditions. By the deliberate efforts of post-revolutionary governments the "Mestizo identity" was constructed as the base of the modern Mexican national identity, through a process of cultural synthesis referred to as mestizaje. Mexican politicians and reformers such as José Vasconcelos and Manuel Gamio were instrumental in building a Mexican national identity on the concept of mestizaje. Since the Mestizo identity promoted by the government is more of a cultural identity than a biological one it has achieved a strong influence in the country, with a good number of biologically white people identifying with it, leading to being considered Mestizos in Mexico's demographic investigations and censuses due the ethnic criteria having its base on cultural traits rather than biological ones.

A similar situation occurs regarding the distinctions

I Walk Alone

I Walk Alone is a 1947 film noir directed by Byron Haskin and starring Burt Lancaster and Lizabeth Scott, with a supporting cast featuring Wendell Corey and Kirk Douglas. This was the first of seven films that Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas made together over the decades, including Gunfight at the O. K. Corral, The Devil's Disciple, Seven Days in May, Tough Guys, establishing the pair in the public imagination as a team. Douglas was always billed beneath Lancaster but, with the exception of I Walk Alone, their roles were of equal importance. A restoration of the film played at the Noir City festival at the Castro Theatre in February 2018; the movie was released on home video for the first time on July 24, 2018. Frankie Madison and Noll "Dink" Turner are rum-running partners during Prohibition, they get into a shootout with some would-be hijackers after their liquor, attracting the attention of the police. The two men split up, but not before making a bargain that if one is caught, he will still get an equal share when he gets out of jail.

Frankie is sent to prison for 14 years. When he is set free, he goes to see Noll. In the interim, Noll has built up a swanky nightclub; when the impatient Frankie shows up there, Noll stalls, sending him to dinner with his singer girlfriend Kay Lawrence. Noll instructs Kay to find out, he learns. He tells his old partner that the deal only applied to their old nightclub, which shut down years ago. Dave, the only member of the old gang Frankie trusted, had him sign legal papers to that effect some time ago. Frankie's share by Noll's reckoning is less than $3000. Furious, Frankie leaves to recruit men to take what he figures he is owed. However, Noll had Dave tie up ownership of the nightclub between several corporations, with bylaws that make it impossible for him to hand over anything. Furthermore, the men backing Frankie work for Noll. Frankie is left in the alley. Meanwhile, Noll informs Kay that he intends to marry wealthy socialite Alexis Richardson, explaining that he is doing so to ensure the success of the nightclub with which he has become obsessed.

He sees no reason. Repulsed by the idea and attracted to Frankie, Kay quits and, overcoming Frankie's suspicions, joins his side. Dave, aghast at how Frankie has been treated, tells him that he is willing to pass along what he knows, enough to bring Noll down. However, he foolishly tells Noll what he intends to do, is killed by Noll's henchman; the murder is pinned on Frankie. Evading a police manhunt and Kay go to Noll's mansion. Though Noll is waiting with a loaded gun, Frankie manages to take it away from him; the three drive to the nightclub. By threatening Noll, Frankie extracts a written confession from him, which he gives to the police when they show up. Noll is taken away, but goes gunning for Frankie, he is shot dead by a policeman. Bosley Crowther, film critic for the New York Times, gave the film a negative review pointing out that the film may have violated the Motion Picture Production Code, he wrote, "It is notable that the slant of sympathy is strong toward the mug who did the "stretch," as though he were some kind of martyr.

Nice thing! Producer Hal Wallis should read the Code. James Agee, writing in The Nation, opined that the film should be made to "walk alone, tinkle a little bell, cry,'Unclean, unclean.'"However, the film today is regarded as a classic due to the film's cast. A portion of I Walk Alone was used in 1982's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in which footage of Kirk Douglas is edited as if his character was speaking to Steve Martin's character of Rigby Reardon. I Walk Alone on IMDb I Walk Alone at AllMovie I Walk Alone at the TCM Movie Database I Walk Alone film trailer on YouTube

Tasman Council

Tasman Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the south-east of the state. Tasman is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 2,404, the region covers both the Tasman and Forestier peninsulas, with Nubeena the principal town; the Tasman municipality was established on 1 January 1907. Tasman is classified as rural and medium under the Australian Classification of Local Governments. Port Arthur and Koonya are the main towns; the local government area contains the Tasman National Park and a large range of tourism sites including the former penal settlement of Port Arthur, now one of the eleven Australian Convict Sites listed on the World Heritage Register. Tasman Council is composed of seven Councillors elected using the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office; the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are each directly elected for a four-year term. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor must be elected as Councillors in order to hold office.

Elections are held in October, with the next election due to be held in October 2018. Neither the Labor Party nor the Liberal Party endorse local government candidates in Tasmania; the most recent election of Councillors was held in October 2018, the makeup of the Council is as follows: The current Council, elected in 2018is: List of local government areas of Tasmania Tasman Council official website Local Government Association Tasmania Tasmanian Electoral Commission - local government