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Gary Condit

Gary Adrian Condit is a former politician and a Democrat who represented parts of California's Central Valley in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2003. He gained significant national attention for an extramarital affair with intern Chandra Levy, exposed after Levy's disappearance in May 2001. Condit lost the 2002 Democratic primary based in large part on negative publicity from the scandal. Condit was born in Salina, Oklahoma on April 21, 1948, the son of Velma Jean Condit and Adrian Burl Condit, a Baptist minister, he was raised and educated in Oklahoma, graduated from Tulsa's Nathan Hale High School. During the summers of his high school years, Condit worked as a roustabout in Oklahoma's oil fields, he was 18 in 1967. An investigation by journalists in 2001 revealed that Condit provided the wrong birth date for his marriage license. At the time, Oklahoma required males under age 21 to have parental consent to marry. In 1967, Condit's father became pastor of a church in Ceres and the Condit family relocated to California.

Condit began attendance at Modesto Junior College, received an associate of arts degree in 1970. In 1972, he received a bachelor of science degree from Stanislaus. While attending college and at the start of his career, Condit worked at a variety of jobs, including one at a tomato cannery, one at a factory that made munitions during the Vietnam War, in the paint department of a Montgomery Ward department store. Condit began his career on the city council of California, he served on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors from 1976 to 1982, was elected to the California State Assembly in 1982. In 1988, Condit was a member of the "Gang of Five" – with Charles M. Calderon of Whittier, Gerald R. Eaves of Rialto, Rusty Areias of Los Banos and Steve Peace of Chula Vista – that failed to unseat Willie Brown as Speaker of the California State Assembly, by making a deal with Republicans. Peace co-wrote and produced the 1988 film Return of the Killer Tomatoes, in which Condit appeared in an uncredited, nonspeaking cameo during a fight sequence.

Condit was elected to Congress in 1989 in a special election, after House Democratic Whip Tony Coelho resigned. He was elected to a full term in 1990, reelected five more times without serious difficulty, his most important committee assignment was as a senior member on the House Intelligence Committee in the months and years prior to the September 11 attacks. Like most Democrats from the Central Valley, Condit was somewhat more conservative than other Democrats from California. A Blue Dog Democrat, Condit voted against President Bill Clinton more than all Congressional Democrats. In 1998, during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Condit publicly demanded that Clinton "come clean" on his relationship with the young woman. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, interest in the Levy case declined. Condit kept his seat on the Intelligence Committee, retained his security clearance, was one of a small number of members of Congress who were cleared to see the most sensitive information on the 9/11 attacks.

On December 7, 2001, Condit announced. He lost the Democratic primary election in March 2002 to his former aide, then-Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza, left Congress at the end of his term in January 2003. Condit's most notable vote in his last months in office was the resolution to expel Congressman James Traficant after his conviction on corruption charges. In the 420–1 vote on July 24, 2002, Condit was the sole "nay". In 2001, Condit became the subject of international news coverage after the disappearance of Chandra Levy, a young woman working as a Washington, D. C. intern from Condit's district. Police questioned Condit twice, both times he denied having an affair with her. Police questioned Condit a third time, he confessed to the relationship; when the affair began, Condit was 53 and Levy was 23. While Condit was not named as an official suspect in the disappearance, Levy's family suspected that Condit was withholding important information about her disappearance. Public interest was high, Condit's reputation suffered from the contrast between his "pro-family" politics, adultery with a woman younger than his daughter, his attempts to mislead the police regarding his relationship with her.

In July, two months after Levy vanished, Condit agreed to let investigators search his apartment and, hours before the search, police said he was spotted throwing a gift box he had received from another woman into a dumpster in one of Washington's Virginia suburbs. This followed news reports; because of the Levy scandal, Condit was portrayed on an episode of South Park, where he was considered responsible for the disappearance of Chandra Levy. Levy's remains were not found during the extensive search that followed her disappearance, but were discovered accidentally May 22, 2002 in a secluded area of Rock Creek Park in Washington D. C.. Condit sued Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne in late 2002 for $11 million, claiming that Dunne defamed him by suggesting he ordered Levy killed in 2001. Condit's attorney said that the libel lawsuit was bas

Nicholas Hofgren

Nicholas Hofgren is a London based financier and fund placement advisor. Nicholas W. Hofgren was born in Washington DC on February 7, 1970. Son of Daniel W. Hofgren, former aide to President Richard M. Nixon and Alexandra Hofgren, daughter of F. G Walton Smith, the Miami Oceanographer, he grew up in Washington Bermuda before deciding he would like to pursue a career in finance. He studied English/History at Emory University, Atlanta and a degree in Hyper-Inflationary Finance from IESA in Caracas, he completed Graduate Studies at the United States Department of Agriculture after graduating in 1996. Hofgren has worked in international finance since 1989, working in North America, Latin America and the UK, he has dealt in private equity partnerships, capital raising and fundraising campaigns in the European Middle Eastern and African territories for various financial organisations including: JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Brunswick Capital Partners and ALTA International. He is co-founder of Westly House Partnership, a held partnership providing capital raising support to private equity and real estate firms, a company he formed with Christopher Jackson in 2008.

He lives in West London and with his wife, English interior designer and author Sophie Conran, whom he married in June, 2010. Http://westlyhouse.com http://www.sophieconran.com/

Complement (music)

In music theory, complement refers to either traditional interval complementation, or the aggregate complementation of twelve-tone and serialism. In interval complementation a complement is the interval which, when added to the original interval, spans an octave in total. For example, a major 3rd is the complement of a minor 6th; the complement of any interval is known as its inverse or inversion. Note that the octave and the unison are each other's complements and that the tritone is its own complement. In the aggregate complementation of twelve-tone music and serialism the complement of one set of notes from the chromatic scale contains all the other notes of the scale. For example, A-B-C-D-E-F-G is complemented by B♭-C♯-E♭-F♯-A♭. Note that musical set theory broadens the definition of both senses somewhat; the rule of nine is a simple way to work out. Taking the names of the intervals as cardinal numbers, we have for example 4 + 5 = 9. Hence the fourth and the fifth complement each other. Where we are using more generic names this rule cannot be applied.

However and unison are not generic but refer to notes with the same name, hence 8 + 1 = 9. Perfect intervals complement perfect intervals, major intervals complement minor intervals, augmented intervals complement diminished intervals, double diminished intervals complement double augmented intervals. Using integer notation and modulo 12, any two intervals which add up to 0 are complements. In this case the unison, 0, is its own complement, while for other intervals the complements are the same as above, thus the #Sum of complementation is 12. In musical set theory or atonal theory, complement is used in both the sense above, in the additive inverse sense of the same melodic interval in the opposite direction – e.g. a falling 5th is the complement of a rising 5th. In twelve-tone music and serialism complementation is the separation of pitch-class collections into complementary sets, each containing pitch classes absent from the other or rather, "the relation by which the union of one set with another exhausts the aggregate".

To provide, "a simple explanation...: the complement of a pitch-class set consists, in the literal sense, of all the notes remaining in the twelve-note chromatic that are not in that set."In the twelve-tone technique this is the separation of the total chromatic of twelve pitch classes into two hexachords of six pitch classes each. In rows with the property of combinatoriality, two twelve-note tone rows are used thereby creating, "two aggregates, between the first hexachords of each, the second hexachords of each, respectively." In other words, the first and second hexachord of each series will always combine to include all twelve notes of the chromatic scale, known as an aggregate, as will the first two hexachords of the appropriately selected permutations and the second two hexachords. Hexachordal complementation is the use of the potential for pairs of hexachords to each contain six different pitch classes and thereby complete an aggregate. For example, given the transpositionally related sets: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 − 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 0 ____________________________________ 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 The difference is always 11.

The first set may be called P0, in which case the second set would be P1. In contrast, "where transpositionally related sets show the same difference for every pair of corresponding pitch classes, inversionally related sets show the same sum." For example, given the inversionally related sets: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 +11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 ____________________________________ 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 The sum is always 11. Thus for P0 and I11 the sum of complementation is 11; as a further example take the chromatic sets 7-1 and 5-1. If the pitch-classes of 7-1 span C–F♯ and those of 5-1 span G–B they are literal complements. However, if 5-1 spans C–E, C♯–F, or D–F♯ it is an abstract complement of 7-1; as these examples make clear, once sets or pitch-class sets are labeled, "the complement relation is recognized by the identical ordinal number in pairs of sets of complementary cardinalities". Twelve-tone technique#Invariance Set theory

Kampong Keriam

Kampong Keriam is a village in the northern part of Tutong District, within the mukim of the same name. The incumbent village head is Morshidi bin Mahadi. Kampong Keriam has a population of 1,803; the postcode for Kampong Keriam is TB1141. The village neighbours Kampong Bukit Panggal to the north-east, Kampong Luagan Dudok to the east, Kampong Panchor Papan to the south-west, Kampong Tanah Burok and Kampong Penanjong to the north-west, it is one of the settlements along Jalan Tutong, an important road which connects the district's town Pekan Tutong to the country's capital Bandar Seri Begawan. Access to the village is through Jalan Tutong via Kampong Luagan Dudok from the east and Kampong Panchor Papan from the west. There is a government school, Keriam Primary School, provides primary education for its resident pupils; the school shares facility with Keriam Religious School a government school, which provides the Islamic primary religious education — it is compulsory for Muslim pupils in the country.

Kampong Keriam Mosque serves the need for the Muslim residents for Islamic congregational prayers and other religious communal activities, in particular Jumu'ah or Friday prayers

Doggy Bag

Doggy Bag is the second studio album by American rapper Lil' Bow Wow. It was released on December 2001, by So So Def Recordings and Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place from 2000 to 2001. Two singles released: The first single "Thank You", which samples The Cars' song "I'm Not the One", "Take Ya Home" was released as the second single; the song was featured on the soundtrack to Lil' Bow Wow's film, Like Mike. The album debuted at number eleven on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 320,000 copies sold in the first week released, it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America with an excess of one million copies sold. To date, the album has sold 1,500,000 copies in the United States. Denotes co-producer. NotesTrack 1, "We Want Weezy" features uncredited vocals by Jermaine Dupri. Track 2, "Take Ya Home" features uncredited vocals by Khim Davis. Track 9, "Crazy" features uncredited vocals by Sleepy Brown. Sample creditsTrack 1, "We Want Weezy" samples "We Want Eazy" as performed by Eazy-E, written by Eric Wright, George Clinton and Maceo Parker.

And "Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby" written by Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Maceo Parker. Track 2, "Thank You" samples "I'm Not the One" as performed by The Cars, written by Ric Ocasek. Track 3, "Take Ya Home" samples "Have a Nice Day" as performed by Roxanne Shanté. Track 6, "All I Know" samples "Candy Girl" as performed by New Edition, written by Larry Johnson, Michael Edwin Johnson, Dennis Lambert, August Moon, Brian Potter and Tyrone Thomas. Credits taken from Allmusic site

Judge Jefferson Thomas Cowling House

The Judge Jefferson Thomas Cowling House is a historic house at 611 Willow Street in Ashdown, Arkansas. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure exhibiting architectural styling transitional between the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles, it features the asymmetrical massing and busy roof line of the Queen Anne style, with a projecting corner section with a conical turret, while its porch columns are more classical in form than those found in the Queen Anne. The house was built in 1910 for one of Ashdown's most prominent early settlers; the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. National Register of Historic Places listings in Little River County, Arkansas