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Joseph Ellis

Joseph John Ellis is an American historian whose work focuses on the lives and times of the founders of the United States of America. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson won a National Book Award and Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for History. Both these books were bestsellers, he received his B. A. from the College of William and Mary, where he was initiated into Theta Delta Chi. He earned his M. A. and Ph. D. from Yale University in 1969. At William and Mary, ELlis was in ROTC, he entered the United States Army in August 1969 and spent three years teaching history at the United States Military Academy at West Point before being discharged a captain in 1972. Ellis joined the faculty at Mount Holyoke College. In 1979 he was made full professor and became the Ford Foundation Professor of History, he has taught at Williams College and in the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts. His scholarly work has concentrated on the Founding Fathers of the United States, including biographies of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, the Revolution and the early Federalist years.

Ellis served as dean of faculty at Mount Holyoke. For part of 1984, he served as Acting President while President Elizabeth Topham Kennan was on leave. Ellis was suspended without pay from his endowed chair in 2001. Ellis retired from Mount Holyoke in 2012. Ellis lives in Western Massachusetts and Vermont with his wife Ellen Wilkins Ellis, is the father of three adult sons. Together with histories of the founding of the republic, since 1993 Ellis has written biographies about individual early presidents and, in 2010, a joint biography of John and Abigail Adams. Interested in how men shaped and were shaped by their times, he writes with a novelist's emphasis on character. Ellis is notable as a respected scholar whose work has gained popular success. In 2004, the critic Jonathan Yardley wrote of him: "Ellis doubtless is now the most read scholar of the Revolutionary period, thus the most influential as well -- at least among the general public..." As a result of his research, Ellis believed. His book, Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams, led to a revival of interest in Adams and new appreciation for his achievements.

In his book American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, Ellis explored the character and personality of Jefferson, his many contradictions. He emphasized how important privacy was to him, how the president and statesman preferred to work behind the scenes in politics, through letters and discussions over dinners. Ellis noted Jefferson's success in this style. In relation to one of the major questions about his private life, whether Jefferson had a liaison with his slave Sally Hemings, Ellis suggested that evidence was "inconclusive." His deep analysis of Jefferson's character led him to conclude that the statesman did not have the liaison. Ellis says in the appendix to American Sphinx: Unless the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation decide to exhume the remains and do DNA testing on Jefferson as well as some of his alleged progeny, it leaves the matter a mystery about which advocates on either side can speculate... This means that for those who demand an answer the only recourse is plausible conjecture, prefaced as it must be with profuse statements about the flimsy and wholly circumstantial character of the evidence.

In that spirit, which we might call the spirit of responsible speculation, after five years mulling over the huge cache of evidence that does exist on the thought and character of the historical Jefferson, I have concluded that the likelihood of a liaison with Sally Hemings is remote. On November 5, 1998, Dr. Eugene Foster and his team published the results of Y-DNA analysis of Jefferson male-line descendants and descendants of others reputed to be associated with him. Foster reported that DNA results showed a match between the Jefferson male line and the descendant of Eston Hemings. Given that and other historical evidence, they concluded that Thomas Jefferson was the father of Eston and of Sally Hemings' other children; the study showed no match between the Carr line, named by two of Jefferson's grandchildren as the father of Hemings' children, the Eston Hemings descendant, disproving the major alternative to Thomas Jefferson as father. In interviews on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in November 1998 and Frontline's Jefferson's Blood in 2000, Ellis made public statements about his change of opinion following the DNA studies, saying he believed that Jefferson had a long-term relationship with Sally Hemings.

In His Excellency: George Washington, Ellis sought to penetrate myth and examine Washington during three major periods of his life. Ellis described how Washington's experiences in earlier leadership contributed to his actions and development as president. Ellis wrote that "we do not need another epic, but rather a fresh portrait focused on Washington's character", which the critic Jonathan Yardley said he had achieved. In June 2001, the Boston Globe revealed that Ellis had misled his students in lectures about his role in the Vi

Porfi Altamirano

Porfirio Altamirano Ramírez, nicknamed "El Guajiro" is a Nicaraguan former Major League Baseball right-handed middle relief pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs. He was inducted to the Nicaragua Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Born in Ciudad Darío, Altamirano first became successful in his native country in the 1970s when he pitched for the Estelí team in the Nicaraguan National League, where he broke many records, he shut out the powerful Cuban national team in a tournament in Colombia in 1976 beating them 5–0 and shut out the USA team 4–0 in 1977 on a tournament played in Nicaragua, attaining status as one Nicaragua's best amateur pitchers. Although not equipped with an overpowering arm, Altamirano had an 87–92 MPH fastball and mixed in a slider and an occasional curveball, he was an ideal reliever for a bullpen-by-committee because he was able to pitch two or three innings at a time, setting the table for a variety of teammates, from Sparky Lyle to Tug McGraw to Lee Smith.

He made his major league debut on May 9, 1982 and played in 60 games over two seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies. Just before the 1984 season, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs with Bob Dernier and Gary Matthews in exchange for Bill Campbell and Mike Diaz. In his three-year MLB career, Altamirano compiled a 7–4 record with 57 strikeouts, a 4.03 ERA, two saves, 91.2 innings, in 65 games pitched. Altamirano pitched as a closer in the Venezuelan professional league in the mid-1980s for Aguilas de Zulia. Players from Nicaragua in MLB Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Porfi Altamirano at SABR

Mozambique (film)

Mozambique is a 1965 British/German international co-production drama film filmed in the title location produced by Harry Alan Towers, directed by Robert Lynn, written by Peter Yeldham and starring Steve Cochran in his final film role, Hildegard Knef, Paul Hubschmid and Vivi Bach. An American pilot assists the Portuguese colonial police who are battling a gang of criminals involved in drug smuggling from Lisbon via Mozambique to Zanzibar. Steve Cochran as Brad Webster Hildegard Knef as Ilona Valdez Paul Hubschmid as Commarro Vivi Bach as Christina Dietmar Schönherr as Henderson Martin Benson as Da Silva George Leech as Carl Gert Van den Bergh as Arab Mozambique on IMDb Review at Spinning Image Review at Cinema Retro

Kennebunk High School

Kennebunk High School is a public high school located in Kennebunk, Maine. It is part of Maine Regional School Unit 21 for the towns Arundel and Kennebunkport; the school has 692 students enrolled. In 1982–83 and in 1990–91, Kennebunk High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School, it is a First Amendment School. Starting in the 2008–09 school year, Kennebunk High School became an International Baccalaureate school, it has now become part of the List of schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme In 2013, Kennebunk High School ranked 4th in the United States by the Center for Digital Education "for its use of information technology to improve service delivery and quality of education." In 2015, Kennebunk High School rose to #1 in this position. In 2013, Kennebunk High School was recognized as one of only three schools in Maine to be honored by the College Board by making AP Honor Roll; this was because of "increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams."

The main building of Kennebunk High School, located on Fletcher Street, was built in 1938 to replace the previous building located on Park Street at the site of where Park Street School used to stand. In 1951, an addition was added to the right of the building which provided two wings, one to house the former Kennebunk Junior High School, the other to house the High School gymnasium and technical education facilities. In the early 1970s, an addition to those wings was added to house the high school's musical and science programs. In 1981, all portions of the three-part'wing' were incorporated into the Kennebunk Junior High School when a larger wing, built onto the left side of the main building on Memorial Field was added to replace the facilities in the older addition. By the mid-1990s, all buildings were at capacity, 15 portable classrooms were added to the high school campus. With the aid of state financing, in 2004 MSAD71 completed construction of a new middle school in West Kennebunk, upon completion of which the high school moved back into the wings it had occupied, eliminating the need for many of the portable classrooms.

The main building has been extensively remodeled throughout the years, most notably during the construction of the 1981 addition. Before 1981, the main building had two identical wings on both the left and right sides of the facade; the wing to the left, which housed the English department, was leveled to make room for the larger addition. Other 1981 changes to the main building include the replacement of the wooden staircases in favor of fire-retardant steel, the installation of lower'hanging' ceilings and the placement of carpets over the tiled floors. Alexander Economos Auditorium The main building houses the Alexander Economos Auditorium, named after a popular English and drama teacher whose tenure extended from the 1950s into the early 1980s. Though included in the remodeling of 1981, the auditorium still features the extensive original decorative tile work along the walls and surrounding the stage. Previous to its incarnation as an auditorium, the room had served as a gymnasium, library and a band room for the school.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Kennebunk and Arundel voted to reject a proposed $75 million bond to renovate three schools. The process was covered on news channels across Maine. A new plan was voted on in June 2015. Advanced Placement Kennebunk High School offers Advanced Placement courses following the College Board AP curriculum. Subjects include " Art, Computer Science, English Literature, English Language and Composition, Calculus, U. S. History, European History, US Government, Comparative Governments and Statistics". International Baccalaureate Kennebunk High School offers courses within the International Baccalaureate curriculum, as set by the IB Organization. Students are able to obtain certificates and the full IB diploma following the completion of their high school career. Courses taught following the International Baccalaureate curriculum include History of the Americas HL, Visual Arts, Mathematics and Music SL. On Friday, November 22, 2013, the Kennebunk Rams played in the Division B state finals for football.

Undefeated until they placed in 2nd for the entire state of Maine. The game was broadcast on ESPN. Kennebunk has teams for the following sports: Football, Baseball, Volleyball, Field hockey, Cross country, Wrestling, Swimming, Track & Field, Golf and Lacrosse. Official Athletics Website: KHS's school mascot is a bipedal ram named Bunky. Director Benjamin Potvin has been with Kennebunk High School for 7 years as of 2017, he is involved with the musicals and plays, along with the variety of music programs offered at KHS. He is in charge of the IB music program, wind ensemble, concert band, jazz band, his main instrument is the clarinet, he got his degree at USM. Choir teacher Nathan Menifield is involved with the musicals and plays as well, directing the ensemble for the musicals, he teaches the concert chorus. He teaches guitar, steel pans, piano, he has since taken the year off from the high school. Kennebunk High School has a large music program, with two choirs and two bands, as well as the "Kennefunk Jazz" club.

The jazz band meets at nights for two hours once a week. The music classes that are offered include: IB Music Theory, steel pans, wind ensembl

Alan J. Pfeuffer

Alan Pfeuffer is an American lawyer who volunteered to serve Guantanamo captives. He had spent twenty years as a police officer, rising to police chief, before beginning a career in law. Pfeuffer was Chief of the Edgewater, Police Department, he focused on advanced narcotics investigation techniques. Pfeuffer retired from the Police Department in 1997. Pfeuffer works in the Columbus, office of the Federal Public Defender. Pfeuffer's Afghan clients are Abdul Ahmad. In October 2005 a US District Court judge in Washington, D. C. received hand handwritten notes from Ahmad, asserting their innocence. He assigned the two men to Pfeuffer. But, as of May 30, 2007, Pfeuffer had not been able to phone them, or write to them. Pfeuffer told The Columbus Dispatch:I don't know if they know I exist, Pfeuffer filed a complaint on behalf of the two men on January 4, 2006; the Department of Justice argued that the Detainee Treatment Act prohibited captives initiating new habeas corpus appeals. According to the Columbus Dispatch Pfeuffer decided to research the information, available to the public, including cases that dated back to the 18th century, the thousands of pages of transcripts the DoD released on March 3, 2006.

Pfeuffer travelled to Afghanistan to interview witnesses who knew the two men. Two men from Ahmad's village were able to confirm that he was a schoolteacher, just as he had testified, who had never had any ties to the Taliban. On August 26, 2006 Pfeuffer received an email from a Department of Justice lawyer, telling him that Pirzai had been released. In February 2007 Pfeuffer was told that Ahmad had been released. Pfeuffer told the Columbus Dispatch that he didn't know whether the men were released, whether they had been transferred to Afghan custody, or whether they were still in Guantanamo

Peter Iden

Peter Iden is a German theater critic and art critic. Iden was born in Meseritz, now Międzyrzecz, Poland, his family settled in Lauenburg on the Elbe. There, Iden attended the humanist branch of the Johanneum high school in Lüneburg. From 1955, he spent two years in California. After moving to Frankfurt am Main and graduating from the Helmholtz School in Frankfurt in 1958, Iden studied philosophy and theater at Goethe University in Frankfurt, he studied with Theodor W. Max Horkheimer. Afterwards he continued his studies at the University of Vienna. There Iden was friends with artists Arnulf Markus Prachensky. Since 1961, Iden has written journalistic articles, notably for the Frankfurter Rundschau. At the same time, Iden met the director of the theater Erwin Piscator in Frankfurt, became his assistant and traveled with him for two years through Germany. Inspired by Piscator, he organized "Experimenta" with the theater editor Karlheinz Braun from 1966 to 1971 at the Theater am Turm, one of the first international festivals of experimental theater in Germany.

In 1972 Iden was a member of the Documenta 5 organizing committee, with director Harald Szeemann, the same year he became a member of the German PEN club. In 1980, he became a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. From 1978 to 1987, he was the founding director of the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt. In 1981, after long negotiations with the heirs of Darmstadt entrepreneur Karl Ströher, he was able to acquire 87 works of American pop and minimal art, as well as high-quality German and European works of art between the 1950s and the 1970s for the museum under construction. Iden expands until 1987 the collection including important works of European art. From 1988, Jean-Christophe Ammann takes over the management of the museum and opens the new building of the Viennese architect Hans Hollein in June 1991. From 1982 Iden was professor of theater and art theory at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main and head of the theater department.

He became known as a cultural journalist as an art and theater critic for the Frankfurter Rundschau, for which he has written over 3000 contributions over the years. He was from 1993 to 2000 head of the arts section at the Frankfurter Rundschau. In June 2004, Peter Iden conducted an interview with Jutta Lampe Sharing the event of the metamorphosis for the review of the Strasbourg National Theater L'Outrescène. In 2009, Iden was the spokesperson for the curators. Sixty works - Art of the Federal Republic of Germany "in the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Iden is the editor of numerous writings on contemporary theater and contemporary art. In 1995 he received the Goethe Prize from the Hesse Ministry of Science and Arts and in 2006 the Goethe Prize from the City of Frankfurt. Peter Iden, Dieter Hacker, Oedipus: Maler: neue Bilder und Blätter, Catalogue, éd. Brusberg, Berlin, 1992 Peter Iden, Der Schein, was ist er, dem das Wesen fehlt?, Patronatsverein für die Theater der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Francfort-sur-le-Main, 1992 Peter Iden, Meine iebste Rolle, Insel-Verl.

Francfort-sur-le-Main, 1993 Peter Iden, Warum wir das Theater brauchen, Francfort-sur-le-Main, 1995 Ingrid Mössinger, Peter Iden, Sam Francis, the shadow of colors, Kunstverein Ludwisgsburg, Ludwigsburg, 1995 Ingrid Mössinger, Peter Iden, Sam Francis, the shadow of colors, éd. Stemmle, Kilchberg/Zurich, 1995 Peter Iden, Jürgen Flimm, Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verl. Francfort-sur-le-Main, 1996 Ingrid Mössinger, Beate Ritter, Gottfried Boehm, Peter Iden, et Wieland Schmied, Raimund Girke zum Siebzigsten, Quantum Books, 2000 Éric Darragon, Peter Iden, Beate L. Ritter Georg Baselitz Mondrians Schwester, Berlin, 1997 / Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Kulturstiftung der Länder, 2003 Peter Palitzsch, Peter Iden, Theater muss die Welt verändern, Berlin, 2005