click links in text for more info

Stephanie Flowers

Stephanie Anne Flowers is an American attorney and Democratic politician, serving in public office since 2004. Flowers started in politics when she was elected in 2004 to the District 17 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. In 2011, she was elected to the Arkansas State Senate. Flowers graduated from Philander Smith College in Little Rock and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law known as Texas Southern University School of Law, in Houston, Texas, she became active in politics after returning to Pine Bluff, where she joined the Democratic Party and established a private law practice. 2004 Initially in State House District 17. 2006 Flowers was unopposed for both the November 7 general election. 2008 Flowers was the November 4 general election. 2010 With District 5 Senator Hank Wilkins running for the House District 17 seat, Flowers ran for the open District 5 State Senate seat, won the May 18, 2010 Democratic primary with 4,798 votes and was unopposed for the November 2, 2010 general election.

2012 Redistricted to District 25. Following the retirement of state Senator Percy Malone, Flowers won the May 22, 2012 Democratic primary with 4,718 votes against fellow state Representative Efrem Elliott, she swept the November 6, 2012 general election with 19,955 votes against Libertarian candidate David Dinwiddie. Stephanie Flowers was born to Margaret Brown Flowers, an educator, William Harold Flowers, a notable attorney who pioneered desegregation of the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville, AR, her relative, Vivian Flowers, serves in the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 17. After graduating from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Flowers returned to Pine Bluff, where she entered into private practice. Flowers served as a deputy prosecutor for the juvenile court in Jefferson County and has been a practicing lawyer for over 30 years. Stephanie Flowers serves as Vice Chair on the Arkansas Senate Judiciary Committee and on the Joint Budget Claims Committee. Flowers serves as a member on the following committees: Arkansas Legislative Council, Joint Budget Committee, County & Local Affairs Senate Committee, Joint Energy Committee and Youth Senate Committee, the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus.

Flowers went viral in early 2019 when she made passionate remarks about debate on Senate Bill 484, which removed the "duty to retreat" portion of the Stand Your Ground law being presented before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As discussion before the Committee about the bill surpassed two hours, there was a motion to limit commentary to 10 minutes per person; as the only black member of the Committee, Flowers defended the right of citizens to debate the bill, remarking that people like her son don't "walk the same path." Coverage of the remarks focused on Flowers's response to Senator Alan Clark after he cautioned her to stop yelling: "What the hell you going to do, shoot me?" "Stephanie Flowers" Official page, Arkansas General Assembly Profile at Vote Smart Stephanie Flowers, Ballotpedia Stephanie Flowers, National Institute on Money in State Politics

George L. Paddison

George Lucas Paddison was an American assistant professor and sales supervisor. Paddison was born in Burgaw, North Carolina on August 9, 1883, he was the son of Blanche Simpson Paddison. He studied chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1905. He received a Master's degree in Chemistry. Afterwards Paddison taught as assistant professor of Chemistry at the University of Mississippi while he earned a degree in law. Upon completing his law degree, Paddison practiced law in Mississippi for five years. In 1914 Paddison took a position with West Publishing Company, where he would work for 32 years, retiring in 1946 as supervisor of sales. West Publishing Co. produced law books, primarily. Upon retiring he returned to North Carolina. Upon his death he established, by bequest, an endowment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Classics there; this endowment established permanent faculty positions in Classics. The Paddison chair has been held by several luminaries in the field of Classical studies, including Thomas Robert Shannon Broughton, Robert J. Getty, Brooks Otis, George Alexander Kennedy, Jerzy Linderski.

Current Paddison professors at UNC are William H. Race and James O'Hara, he retired to his hometown of North Carolina. He died on October 17, 1954, he is buried in Burgaw Cemetery

Edward Chichester, 1st Viscount Chichester

Edward Chichester, 1st Viscount Chichester of Eggesford in Devon, was Governor of Carrickfergus and Lord High Admiral of Lough Neagh, in Ireland. He was the third son of Sir John Chichester, lord of the manor of Raleigh, in the parish of Pilton, about three quarters of a mile north-east of the historic centre of Barnstaple, by his wife Gertrude Courtenay, a daughter by his second marriage of Sir William III Courtenay "The Great" of Powderham, MP for Devon 1529–1535, a distant cousin of the Earl of Devon, he was thus the younger brother of Arthur Chichester, 1st Baron Chichester of Belfast, founder of Belfast. He was knighted in 1616, after his brother's death in 1625 was in his memory ennobled as Baron Chichester, of Belfast and Viscount Chichester, of Carrickfergus both in the County of Antrim, both in the Peerage of Ireland, he succeeded his brother in his extensive estates as well as in his offices of Governor of Carrickfergus and Lord High Admiral of Lough Neagh. He took his seat in the Irish House of Lords in 1634.

Edward Chichester married twice: Firstly in 1605 to Anne Copleston, the sole daughter and heiress of John Copleston Esq. of Eggesford by his wife Dorothy Biston. They had the following children: 1st Earl of Donegall the eldest son. Col. John Chichester, a Royalist during the Civil War, who married Mary Jones, eldest daughter of Roger Jones, 1st Viscount Ranelagh, an Irish peer and Lord President of Connaught. Lt-Col. Edward Chichester, a Royalist during the Civil War, who married Elisabeth Fisher, 5th daughter of Sir Edward Fisher, the latter who in 1611 had obtained letters patent from King James I for extensive lands in Wexford, from which he ejected the local population by force of arms and formed into the "Manor of Chichester", in 1617 renamed Fisherstown, with his seat at "Fisher's Prospect". Elizabeth Chichester, eldest daughter, wife of Sir William Wrey, 2nd Baronet of Trebeigh, St Ive and North Russell, Devon, MP for Liskeard, Cornwall in 1624, her eldest son was 3rd Baronet, of Trebeigh, MP for Lostwithiel in Cornwall.

Both the 2nd and 3rd Baronets were Royalists during the Civil War. Mary Chichester, younger daughter, who married firstly Thomas Wise of Sydenham in the parish of Marystow and secondly John Harris of Radford. Secondly after 1616 and before 1626, as evidenced by a date stone on Eggesford Barton bearing the inscription: "E. C. M. 1626", to Mary Denham. He died on 8 July 1648 at his manor of Eggesford in Devon, he has a fine alabaster effigy and monument against the north wall of the north aisle in Eggesford Church, Devon, to the immediate west of which stood his manor house, Eggesford House, demolished in 1824. The monument shows recumbent effigies of himself and his first wife with two tablets above inscribed as follows: "Here rest in hope of Resurrection the body of the Right Sr. Edward Chichester knt. Lord Chichester, Barron of Belfast. Viscount Chichester of Carrickfergus, governor of the same &c. and one of His Majesties most hon.ble Privy Counsell for the Kingdome of Ireland, sonne of Sr. John Chichester of Rawleigh knight.

John his second sonne who married Mary, eldest daughter of Roger Viscount Rannelagh and Edward his youngest sonne who married Elisabeth daughter of Sr. Edward Fisher knight. & Barro.ett. Hee departed this life on the 8 and was buried on ye 13 day of July Anno 1648. Shee departed this life on the 8 and was buried on the 11 day of March Anno 1616; this monument was prepared by himself in his lifetime but now erected and finished by the said Arthur Lord Viscount Chichester, Earle of Donegall, January the 11 Anno Domini 1648". On a lunette above the text planned by the deceased himself: "In memory of Edward Lord Viscount Chichester & Dame Anne his wife and in humble acknowledgement of the good providence of God in advancing their house". "Fam'd Arthur Ireland's dreade in armes in peace, Her tutelar genius Bellfast's honour wonne and Anne, blest payre, begott increase, Of lands and heires: Viscount was grafted onn, Next Arthur in God's caus and King's stak't all, And had to's honour added Donnegall".

On the wall to the right above the monument is a black stone tablet inscribed as a memorial to Anne Copleston's parents: "Here lyeth buried ye bodies of John Copleston Esq. & Dorothie his wife daughter to Sr. George Biston of Biston Castel in Chelshere, knight, they had issue Anne their sole daught. & heire, now maryed to Edwarde Chichester Esq. one of ye sonnes of Sr. John Chichester of Rawleigh, knight, in whose memory the said Edwarde Chichester their son in law hath erected this monument in ye yere 1614, she departed ye 29 of July in ye yere 1601 he departed ye 11 of... in ye yere 1606, living together 30 yeres in much peace God & lovinge societie other". Sir George Beeston of Beeston House near Bunbury, Cheshire, acquired Beeston Castle from the Crown shortly before his death, he was a naval captain who commanded HMS Dreadnought a

French Valley Airport

French Valley Airport is a county-owned public-use airport in southwestern Riverside County, located on Highway 79 near the cities of Murrieta and Temecula. French Valley Airport covers an area of 261 acres which contains one asphalt paved runway, designated as 18/36 and measures 6,000 x 75 ft. For the 12-month period ending December 30, 2009, the airport had 98,185 aircraft operations, an average of 269 per day, all of which were general aviation. There are 170 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single engine, 12% multi-engine, 1% jet aircraft, 2% helicopters and 1% ultralights. There is Wings and Rotors Air Museum in hangar 7, with military displays, flyable helicopters and an F-4 Phantom II in restoration to fly. Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for F70 AirNav airport information for F70 ASN accident history for RBK FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker SkyVector aeronautical chart for F70

North Arm Bridge

The North Arm Bridge is an extradosed bridge in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It spans the north arm of the Fraser River, it is used by trains on the Canada Line, which opened in August 2009. The bridge has a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle pathway underneath one of its wings, added by Translink at a cost of $10 million; the North Arm Bridge does not carry automotive vehicles. The bridge has two tracks enabling SkyTrains to pass each other either way traversing the bridge between Bridgeport Station in Richmond and Marine Drive Station in south Vancouver; the main span has a total length of 562 m. The bridge deck elevation can go up to 25 metres; the bridge incurred one fatality during its construction. Andrew Slobodian died on January 21, 2008 when the crane he was operating tipped over and he was crushed. A small plaque is installed in the middle of the bridge - close to where Mr. Slobodian died - recounting this event. List of crossings of the Fraser River List of bridges in Canada Media related to North Arm Bridge at Wikimedia Commons