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George M. Willing

George Maurice "Doc" Willing, Jr. was an American physician and political lobbyist. He is known for his time as an unelected delegate to the United States Congress for Jefferson Territory and as the person who introduced James Reavis to the fraudulent Peralta land grant. Willing was born to an affluent Philadelphia family. Educated as a physician, he married the daughter of Mary Ann; the young medical practitioner got into trouble by performing abortions, to escape potential legal problems moved to California in the early 1850s. By the late 1850s, Willing had resettled in Missouri, he left there in April 1859 to become part of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Upon his arrival to the area, he worked in the "Goose Pasture Diggings" for several months. Described by the Rocky Mountain News as a "good geologist and a most polished gentleman", Willing became a candidate for delegate for Jefferson Territory in October 1859. Despite losing the election, he still traveled to Washington D. C. to lobby for the interests of the Pikes Peak area.

While working as a delegate, Willing claimed to have created the name "Idaho" after being inspired by a girl named Ida. While there is no definitive proof to either confirm or refute this claim, the earliest known usage of the name was within a Congressional committee during 1860. Earliest published account of his claim was in a December 11, 1875 New York Daily Tribune article by Willing's friend, William O. Stoddard. Despite the choice of "Colorado" as the name for the territory organized around the Pikes Peak area, the name "Idaho" became popular in the area and was used as the name for a steamboat, a Colorado town, a county in Washington Territory before being used for Idaho Territory. Willing returned to Denver in August 1860, his next confirmed sighting came in Prescott, Arizona Territory during 1867. Willing claimed to have purchased the rights to a large Spanish land grant from a man named Miguel Peralta on October 26, 1864; the transaction had occurred at a primitive campsite to the southeast of Prescott without the benefit of the typical documentation.

Instead of a notarized deed, the conveyance was recorded on a piece of greasy camp paper bearing signature of several witnesses. Willing had arrived in Prescott for the purpose of registering the deed, he was at the time low on funds and offered to sell a half interest in the grant to livery stable owner James D. Monihon in exchange for US$250 and the amount of the bill he owed. After filing Willing's papers, the two of them could use the Spanish claim to sell land back to the settlers residing in the area. Monihon refused the offer and informed Willing that he was liable to be lynched if local residents learned of his plans. Willing responded by settling his affairs and joining a governmental survey party leaving town the next morning for Santa Fe. To assist in development of his land grant, in 1871 Willing sought the aid of James Reavis, a St. Louis real estate agent with forgery skills; the two began meeting with William W. Gitt, a man known as the "Old Spanish Land Title Lawyer" following a series of questionable land transactions, on a regular basis to study Willing's papers.

Willing and Reavis decided to form a partnership and Willing left for Arizona Territory in January 1874. He filed his deed in the Yavapai County Courthouse upon his arrival in Prescott and was found dead the next morning. No official investigation as to the cause of Willing's death was performed. Suggested causes include poison, "exposure and privation", or "strange and unwitnessed circumstances"

Karl Jelinek

Karl Jelinek was an Austrian physicist and meteorologist. From 1839 to 1843 he studied law at the University of Vienna, where he attended lectures given by mathematician Joseph Petzval, physicist Andreas von Ettingshausen and astronomer Joseph Johann Littrow. After graduation, he worked as an assistant at observatories in Prague. In 1852 he was named a professor of mathematics at the Polytechnic Institute in Prague, in 1863, succeeded Karl Kreil as director of the Centralanstalt für Meteorologie und Erdmagnetismus in Vienna. From 1863, he served as a professor of physics at the University of Vienna. In 1865 he founded the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, of which, with Julius von Hann, he was editor of the organization's Zeitschrift. Beiträge zur construction selbstregistrirender meteorologischer apparate, 1850 – Contributions to the construction of self-registering meteorological instruments. Psychrometer-Tafeln für das hunderttheilige Thermometer, 1876 – Psychrometer tables for the centigrade thermometer.

Über den jährlichen Gang der Temperatur und des Luftdruckes in Österreich und an einigen benachbarten Stationen, 1867 – On the daily changes in temperature according to the observations of meteorological stations in Austria. Jelinek's anleitung zur ausführung meteorologischer beobachtungen nebst einer sammlung von hilfstafeln, 1884 – Jelinek's guide to accomplishing meteorological observations


Kumbhabhishekham known as Samprokshanam is a Hindu temple ritual, believed to homogenize and unite the mystic powers of the deity. It is part of the consecration ceremony of Hindu temples. Kumbha means the Head and denotes the Shikhara or Crown of the Temple and abhisekham or prokshanam is ritual bathing. Kumbhabhishekham is celebrated as a festival in South India. On the appointed day and at an auspicious time, the Kumbha is bathed with the charged and sanctified holy waters in the sacrificial pot and, by a mystic process, these pranic powers trickle down a silver wire and enter the deity installed inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple; the deity, until only a granite sculptured stone image, is believed to transform into a vibrant and vivid living representation of the deva with innate beatitude and grandeur, conferring divine blessings on all devotees. Ashta means 8 in Bandhanam means tying or fixing. Ashtabandhanam is the process of affixing an icon to its pedestal with a clay-like paste made of 8 specific herbs mixed with wood lac, limestone powder, red ochre and butter.

The paste is formed into long rolls about 2 cm thick and applied directly around the base of the icon, so that the cemented joints become watertight. This process is believed to keep the icon rejuvenated for a period of 12 years; when the Bandhanam is performed with gold, the rejuvenating power of the deity is believed to last for a period of 100 years. The"'Ashtabandhanam' paste is pliable like rubber. Through repeated interactions with abhishekha dravyams - materials used to bathe the icon during daily worship like water, buttermilk, sandal paste and oils - and atmospheric oxidants, the paste loses its flexibility, becomes rigid and gets riddled with a lot of fissures. Through these fissures, the abhisheka dravyams percolate and attack the Yantra embedded under the peetham, obliterating the Bijaksharamantras -- mantras of sacred syllables -- that are inscribed on the Yantra, this is believed to contribute to the lowering of the pranic spiritual power of the deity with the passage of time

Ragged Ass Road

Ragged Ass Road is the third solo studio album by Red Rider frontman Tom Cochrane, released in October 1995. The album was named for a street in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Songs from the album include "I Wish You Well", which became the first Canadian song to debut at #1 on the RPM Canadian Singles Charts, as well as three other Top 20 hits in Canada: "Wildest Dreams", "Dreamer's Dream" and "Crawl". Ragged Ass Road achieved Platinum sales status in Canada; the album was produced by Cochrane and John Webster at Metalworks Studios and Ragged Ass Road Studios. All tracks are written by Tom Cochrane. Tom Cochrane - guitars, mandolin, vocals John Webster - keyboards, engineer Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve - bass Alex Lifeson - guitar Bill Bell - guitars Annette Ducharme - guitar, backing vocals Dick Smith - percussion Gregor Beresford - percussion, drums Evanne Cochrane - vocals Molly Johnson - backing vocals Saffron Henderson - backing vocals

Larry Herndon

Larry Darnell Herndon is a former Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers. Herndon serves as a coach for the Lakeland Flying Tigers, he won the 1981 Willie Mac Award for his leadership. Herndon was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 1971 Major League Baseball Draft. During his first minor league season on the 1971 Gulf Coast League Cardinals, his fellow rookie and roommate was Randy Poffo, who would go on to be known as wrestler Randy Savage. By hitting a home run in his final at bat on May 17, 1982 and his first three at bats on May 18, 1982, Herndon shares the major-league record for home runs hit in consecutive at bats. Herndon was known for his time with the Tigers, he hit a two-out, two-run home run in Game 1 of the 1984 World Series against the San Diego Padres that proved to be the game winner, caught the final out of the Series—a fly ball to left field off the bat of Padres star Tony Gwynn. Three years Herndon hit a solo home run on the final day of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays.

It was the only run in a 1–0 Detroit victory over the Blue Jays that clinched the American League East division title by two games. Herndon served as the team's major league hitting coach. In 1537 games played over 14 seasons, Herndon compiled a.274 batting average with 605 runs, 186 doubles, 76 triples, 107 home runs, 550 RBI, 353 base on balls, a.322 on-base percentage and a.409 slugging percentage. Defensively, he posted a.972 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions. In the 1984 World Series and the 1984 and 1987 American League Championship Series he recorded a.310 average with two home runs and six RBI. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota

Japhia Life

James E. Golding, who goes by the stage name Japhia Life, is an American music singer and Hip Hop musician, he has released six studio albums, Pages of Life: Chapter One, Hell's Diary: The Healing LP, Fountain of Life, Westside Pharmacy, The Profit. His album Fountain of Life was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard charts. Japhia Life was born James E. Golding on November 23, 1977, in Philadelphia, the son of Ed Golding, his music recording career began in 2000 with his first studio album, Pages of Life: Chapter One, released by Ready Rock Records. The subsequent studio album, Hell's Diary: The Healing LP, was released in 2004 from Arms Out Records in association with Kuklture Music Unlimited, he released Fountain of Life on March 2006, with Beatmart Recordings. This album was his breakthrough, peaked at No. 43. His fourth studio album, was released on April 5, 2010, from Arms Out Records; the fifth studio album, Westside Pharmacy, was released on November 20, 2012, through Arms Out Records.

He released The Profit, with Arms Out Records. The picture on the cover of The Profit is that of his mother. Studio albumsPages of Life: Chapter One Hell's Diary: The Healing LP Fountain of Life Nazareth Westside Pharmacy The Profit Official website Holy Hip Hop DataBase profile