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Jane Goodall

Dame Jane Morris Goodall Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her over 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees since she first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960, she is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots programme, she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. She has served on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project since its founding in 1996. In April 2002, she was named a UN Messenger of Peace. Dr. Goodall is honorary member of the World Future Council. Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall was born in 1934 in Hampstead, London, to businessman Mortimer Herbert Morris-Goodall and Margaret Myfanwe Joseph, a novelist from Milford Haven, who wrote under the name Vanne Morris-Goodall; the family moved to Bournemouth, Goodall attended Uplands School, an independent school in nearby Poole.

As a child, as an alternative to a teddy bear, Goodall's father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee. Goodall has said her fondness for this figure started her early love of animals, commenting that "My mother's friends were horrified by this toy, thinking it would frighten me and give me nightmares." Today, Jubilee still sits on Goodall's dresser in London. Goodall had always been passionate about animals and Africa, which brought her to the farm of a friend in the Kenya highlands in 1957. From there, she obtained work as a secretary, acting on her friend's advice, she telephoned Louis Leakey, the notable Kenyan archaeologist and palaeontologist, with no other thought than to make an appointment to discuss animals. Leakey, believing that the study of existing great apes could provide indications of the behaviour of early hominids, was looking for a chimpanzee researcher, though he kept the idea to himself. Instead, he proposed that Goodall work for him as a secretary. After obtaining approval from his co-researcher and wife, noted British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey, Louis sent Goodall to Olduvai Gorge in Tanganyika, where he laid out his plans.

In 1958, Leakey sent Goodall to London to study primate behaviour with Osman Hill and primate anatomy with John Napier. Leakey raised funds, on 14 July 1960, Goodall went to Gombe Stream National Park, becoming the first of what would come to be called The Trimates, she was accompanied by her mother, whose presence was necessary to satisfy the requirements of David Anstey, chief warden, concerned for their safety. Leakey arranged funding and in 1962, he sent Goodall, who had no degree, to the University of Cambridge, she went to Newnham College and obtained a PhD in ethology. She became the eighth person to be allowed to study for a PhD there without first having obtained a BA or BSc, her thesis was completed in 1965 under the supervision of Robert Hinde on the Behaviour of free-living chimpanzees, detailing her first five years of study at the Gombe Reserve. Goodall has been married twice. On 28 March 1964, she married a Dutch nobleman, wildlife photographer Baron Hugo van Lawick, at Chelsea Old Church and became known during their marriage as Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall.

The couple had Hugo Eric Louis. The following year, she married Derek Bryceson. With his position in the Tanzanian government as head of the country's national park system, Bryceson was able to protect Goodall's research project and implement an embargo on tourism at Gombe. Goodall has expressed fascination with Bigfoot; when asked if she believes in God, Goodall said in September 2010: "I don't have any idea of who or what God is. But I do believe in some great spiritual power. I feel it when I'm out in nature. It's just something that's stronger than what I am or what anybody is. I feel it, and it's enough for me."Goodall suffers from prosopagnosia, which makes it difficult to recognize familiar faces. Goodall is best known for her study of chimpanzee social and family life, she began studying the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, in 1960. Without collegiate training directing her research, Goodall observed things that strict scientific doctrines may have overlooked.

Instead of numbering the chimpanzees she observed, she gave them names such as Fifi and David Greybeard, observed them to have unique and individual personalities, an unconventional idea at the time. She found that, "it isn't only human beings who have personality, who are capable of rational thought emotions like joy and sorrow." She observed behaviours such as hugs, pats on the back, tickling, what we consider "human" actions. Goodall insists that these gestures are evidence of "the close, affectionate bonds that develop between family members and other individuals within a community, which can persist throughout a life span of more than 50 years." These findings suggest that similarities between humans and chimpanzees exist in more than genes alone, can be seen in emotion and family and social relationships. Goodall's research at Gombe Stream is best known to the scientific community for challenging two long-standing beliefs of the day: that only humans could construct and use tools, that chimpanzees were vegetarians.

While observing one chimpanzee feeding at a termite mound, she watched him place stalks of grass into termite holes remove them from the hole covered with clinging termites "fishing" for

Virginia–Highland commercial districts

The Atlanta neighborhood of Virginia–Highland is one of many intown Atlanta neighborhoods characterized by commercial space of two sorts: groups of small commercial units clustered where the streetcars used to stop commercial space in former warehouses and industrial buildings but not along the BeltLine The retail node at the corner of North Highland and Virginia is the neighborhood's namesake and main shopping and dining area. It has been well known since the 1990s for its restaurants. Atlanta institution Murphy's is located at the southwest corner; such is Virginia Highland's fame that Jeff Fuqua, developer of the 600,000 square feet Town Brookhaven complex in Brookhaven, described his effort to attract "local, chef-driven" restaurants to Town Brookhaven, said that he wanted his complex to be a "Virginia Highland North". As of 2011, gourmet food trucks gather every Wednesday night at the corner of N. Highland Ave. and Briarcliff Place. The "Corner Virginia–Highland" shops on the northwest corner were developed in 1925, renovated in the 1980s and are owned by The Meddin Company.

In 2009, the property became the first carbon-neutral zone in the U. S. through cooperative work with Verus Carbon Neutral and the Chicago Climate Exchange. Near the corner of St. Charles and N. Highland are numerous restaurants and other businesses including: the Hilan Theatre Atkins Park Tavern Belly, a delicatessen the Atkins Park Pharmacy Fleeman's Pharmacy Blind Willie's, a blues bar named after Blind Willie McTell. Regular performers include Sandra Hall and Francine Reed At the northwest corner of Amsterdam Ave. and North Highland Ave. is a complex of restaurants and shops built in old industrial space and sharing a parking lot, including the U. S. Post Office, San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company, Highland Pet Supply and restaurants Mali, DBA Barbeque, the Original El Taco. At the far west end of Amsterdam Ave. between Monroe Ave. and the Belt Line is Amsterdam Walk, over 25 businesses in old warehouse space adjacent to the BeltLine and Piedmont Park. There is a large gym, bars and specialty retailers selling furniture, clothing, floral design, baked goods, cooking accessories and more.

The complex was part of the Campbell Coal Company warehouse. It became the Thoben Elrod appliance depot, which caught on fire in 1964 with losses of $646,000. In the 1990s it opened. Ponce de Leon Avenue, which forms the southern border of Virginia Highland is a major commercial artery, some parts of which still show the area's former decline. In June 2011, Jamestown Properties bought City Hall East, on Ponce at the BeltLine, technically in the Old Fourth Ward, they plan its conversion to Ponce City Market, a retail, culinary and residential complex of regional significance, which promises to give a huge boost to commercial activity on Ponce. Ponce de Leon Avenue in the City of Atlanta is included in the Ponce/Moreland Corridors Plan as part of the city's comprehensive development plan; as of April 2011, the Georgia Department of Transportation has decided to begin the design of safety improvements for pedestrians on the two-mile stretch of Ponce between Piedmont and N. Highland/Moreland. Changes proposed include the conversion of an eastbound traffic lane into a two-way left turn lane.

The land would include intermittent islands and "HAWK" pedestrian crossing signals at selected crosswalks where no traffic signals exist. There is a small commercial district at Virginia Ave. and Rosedale Drive Backing up to the BeltLine, Ponce de Leon Place, just north of Ponce de Leon Blvd. has old warehouse space housing a gym, fitness studio, Spot doggie day care and boarding and the huge Paris on Ponce antique emporium. Just across the BeltLine from the western border of Virginia–Highland are two major strip malls, adjacent to each other and stretching half a mile along the old rail line. Midtown Place opened in 2000 on the site of the old Atlanta Crackers baseball field and is accessed from Ponce de Leon Ave. just across from City Hall East. It includes a Home Depot, Whole Foods, a PetSmart. Midtown Promenade is accessed from Monroe and 8th, or from Virginia Ave. just east of Monroe, has a Trader Joe's supermarket, an art film cinema multiplex. and numerous restaurants and other businesses.

In July 2011, the Jamestown property development company acquired City Hall East located where Ponce de Leon Avenue crosses the BeltLine adjacent to Virginia Highland. Jamestown plans to develop the building into Ponce City Market, with office and residential space, it is to include a nationally significant gourmet food hall, which Jamestown compares to Chelsea Market in New York City, which Jamestown developed, or to Seattle's Pike Place Market and San Francisco's Ferry Building. It is hoped that this significant development will anchor the area of the four neighborhoods that meet at the property's edge

Expose Yourself to Art

"Expose Yourself to Art" was the name of a poster which featured Bud Clark, future mayor of Portland, seen flashing a bronze nude sculpture. The poster, Clark himself–at the time a bar owner in Goose Hollow–became known; the "Expose Yourself to Art" poster showed Bud Clark flashing an artwork, titled Kvinneakt, Norman J. Taylor's bronze sculpture of a nude woman. Clark appeared to be wearing only a raincoat, but it was revealed that he was wearing shorts and a T-shirt under his raincoat; the photo was taken by Mike Ryerson in 1978 a staff member of The Northwest Neighbor. Ryerson and Clark intended to create a poster for the Venereal Disease Action Council until a reader submitted the caption "expose yourself to art". With $500, Ryerson printed posters sold 800 for one dollar each by manning a booth at Waterfront Park. By 1984, the year Clark was elected mayor, Ryerson had sold more than 250,000 posters, with profits supporting The Northwest Neighbor. Ryerson sold rights to the poster to Mike Beard, owner of Errol Graphics.

In 2010, Clark sold the coat he wore among other household items, by secret bid. Prior to Clark's bid for the office of mayor, he was chiefly known outside of his neighborhood of Goose Hollow for his appearance on the controversial poster. In 1984, six years after the poster's publication, running as a political outsider, began a long-shot campaign for Portland mayor against incumbent Frank Ivancie. Ivancie cited Clark's appearance on the poster as proof that he was not a serious candidate, that his only claim to fame was "exposing himself to a downtown statue." Clark handily served two terms as mayor. Following the election, Clark sold autographed copies of the poster to eliminate his campaign debt; the poster has been referred to as being part of an arts advocacy campaign. As of 2013, the image's photographer, Mike Ryerson, had retired from the Northwest Examiner, became noted as an oral historian who led walking tours of Northwest Portland in the neighborhoods where he and Clark documented and worked for most of their lives.

Ryerson died on January 6, 2015. The slogan and poster have been parodied on several occasions. In 2011, Willamette Week published the article "Expose Yourself to Bikes", which included a cover image of a woman wearing an orange coat "flashing" a bike. Clark owned a sweatshirt that read "Expose yourself to retirement". Depictions of nudity Regional Arts & Culture Council, the agency that oversees arts activity in the Portland metropolitan area and administers Kvinneakt www.exposeyourselftoart.org — the story behind the story "expose yourself to art"