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Kalifornsky, Alaska

Kalifornsky is a census-designated place in Kenai Peninsula Borough, United States. The population was 7,850 at the 2010 census, up from 5,846 in 2000. Kalifornsky is located at 60°28′24″N 151°12′5″W, it is bordered to the north by the city of Kenai and to the east by the city of Soldotna, the borough seat. The Kenai River forms part of the northeast border of the CDP, across, the CDP of Ridgeway, it is bordered to the south by the CDPs of Kasilof. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 69.8 square miles, of which 68.9 square miles are land and 0.89 square miles, or 1.27%, are water. Kalifornsky is on the eastern shore of Cook Inlet on the Kenai Peninsula, it lies off the Sterling Highway along Kalifornsky Beach Road, 4 to 17 miles south of the center of Kenai and 4 to 16 miles west of the center of Soldotna. Kalifornsky CDP has mild winter temperatures, ranging from 14 to 27 °F. Summer temperatures are cool, ranging from 45 to 65 °F. Average annual precipitation is 24 inches.

The place name "Kalifonsky" was noted in 1916 by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, with its etymology attributed to an Indian word kali meaning "fishermen". However, this place name appears to have been due to a mistaken transcription of the village name "Kalifornsky", which took its name from the surname of the village's founder, a Dena'ina Indian named Qadanalchen. Qadanalchen had worked at the Russian American colony of Fort Ross in California from about 1812 to about 1821. On his return to Alaska, Qadanalchen took the name "Kalifornsky", the Russian equivalent of "Californian". Qadanalchen's great-great-grandson, the self-taught Dena'ina writer and ethnographer Peter Kalifornsky, was born in Kalifornsky village, which lay about 10 miles south of Kenai and 4 miles north of the mouth of the Kasilof River. Kalifornsky first appeared on the 1980 U. S. Census as "Kalifonsky", a census-designated place; the name was corrected to "Kalifornsky" with the 2000 U. S. Census; as of the census of 2000, there were 5,846 people, 2,117 households, 1,596 families residing in the CDP.

The population density was 84.5 people per square mile. There were 2,479 housing units at an average density of 35.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.75% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 4.60% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, 4.05% from two or more races. 1.97 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,117 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.6% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.13. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.5 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,864, the median income for a family was $58,750. Males had a median income of $50,583 versus $30,493 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $23,898. About 6.6% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. The area's economy is diverse. Industries and services providing employment include oil and gas processing, timber and sport fishing, retail businesses, tourism. Kalifornsky Beach Road is trafficked by Kenai River sports fishermen; the nearby Sterling Highway provides access to the state road system. The nearby city of Kenai has boating facilities. Alaska Community Database Online – select "Kalifornsky" for community details

I Cover Big Town

I Cover Big Town is a 1947 American drama film directed by William C. Thomas and written by Maxwell Shane; the film stars Phillip Reed, Hillary Brooke, Robert Lowery, Robert Shayne, Mona Barrie and Vince Barnett. The film was released on February 27, 1947, by Paramount Pictures, was the second in the Big Town series of films. "Illustrated Press" society. Her crusading newspaper editor Steve Kilgore suspects that hard-luck suspect Harry Hilton has been framed on a murder rap. Lorelei and Steve proceed to help the police solve the crime, at the same time uncovering a conspiracy to bring a building firm to bankruptcy. Phillip Reed as Steve Wilson Hillary Brooke as Lorelei Kilbourne Robert Lowery as Pete Ryan Robert Shayne as Chief Tom Blake Mona Barrie as Dora Hilton Vince Barnett as Louis Murkil Louis Jean Heydt as John Moulton Frank Wilcox as Harry Hilton Leonard Penn as Norden Royal TV Guide wrote, "It's surprising these journalists have enough time to write their stories." I Cover Big Town on IMDb

Timothy Buie

Timothy M. Buie is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Buie joined Harvard Medical School in 1998 after practicing at Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates for eight years, he was the director of Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Services at MGH's Lurie Center for Autism. He is well known for his research pertaining to the possible connection between autism and gastrointestinal disorders, has told the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee that over half of autistic children experience gastrointestinal symptoms, whereas he stated that this was the case for "between 50 and 70%" of children with autism in an interview with ABC News, he has said that a subset of autistic children may benefit from gluten-free, casein-free diets, that more research is needed into this area. Buie was honored as "Professional of the Year" by the Autism Society of America in 2009. Buie received his bachelor's degree in biology in 1984 and his MD in 1988, both from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

He completed his fellowship at Yale University and his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Buie has published several papers regarding gastrointestinal problems in autistic children; these studies have concluded that gastrointestinal problems are not any more common in autistic children than they are in neurotypical children. Buie co-authored a paper with Mady Hornig which provided further evidence against a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. With regard to the cause of autism, Buie said, in an interview with PBS NewsHour, that "there are over 100 suspect genes that are associated with a higher frequency of autism. So there is an underlying genetic predisposition to this condition in many children, but the possibility that there is some environmental factor or some extrinsic factor that affects those children, I think, still needs to sit on the table." He said that scientific studies investigating the potential link between the MMR vaccine and autism have not supported the hypothesis of a link between the two


Katerra is a technology-driven offsite construction company. It was founded in 2015 by Michael Marks, former CEO of Flextronics and former Tesla interim CEO, along with Fritz Wolff, the executive chairman of The Wolff Co, it has raised US$4.1 billion in venture capital investments and has more than $3 billion in project backlog. Katerra was listed on LinkedIn's "Top Startup Companies" to work for in 2017; the company was founded in 2015. In January 2018, Katerra took an $835 million investment from Softbank; the investment was made from the Vision Fund. The company manufactures large building components off-site for multi-family housing. For example, the company may fabricate an entire wall off-site for final assembly on site at a construction project; the technique allows lower cost and the company claims higher-quality finishes. Katerra is known for its use of mass timber construction and its manufacture of mass timber products such as glued laminated timber and cross-laminated timber. In support of this specialty, Katerra purchased MGA | Michael Green Architecture in 2018, the leading architectural firm in the field of tall wood buildings and mass timber construction.

In many of its projects, the company serves as an off-site manufacturer, on-site contractor. It contracts directly with owners; the company has projects ongoing in several states. It plans to build up to 14 distribution centers across the country. In December 2019, Katerra reported the company plans to layoff 200 of the workforce and close their factory in Phoenix, Arizona; the manufacturing will be moved to Tracy, California where the costs are lower and automated

Richard A. Clarke

Richard Alan Clarke is an American former government official. He was National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, Counter-terrorism for the United States between 1998 and 2003. Clarke worked for the State Department during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. In 1992, President George H. W. Bush appointed him to chair the Counter-terrorism Security Group and to a seat on the United States National Security Council. President Bill Clinton retained Clarke and in 1998 promoted him to be the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, Counter-terrorism, the chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council. Under President George W. Bush, Clarke continued in the same position but no longer had Cabinet-level access, he was appointed as the Special Advisor to the President on cybersecurity. Clarke left the Bush administration in 2003. Clarke came to widespread public attention for his counter-terrorism role in March 2004: he published a memoir about his service in government, Against All Enemies, appeared on the 60 Minutes television news magazine, testified before the 9/11 Commission.

In all three cases, Clarke criticized the Bush administration's attitude toward counter-terrorism before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, its decision afterward to wage war and invade Iraq. Clarke was criticized by some supporters of the Bush decisions. After leaving U. S. government, Clarke helped the United Arab Emirates to set up a cyber surveillance unit. Intended to pursue extremists, the program was used to surveil women's rights activists, UN diplomats and FIFA officials. Richard Clarke was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1950, the son of a worker in a chocolate factory and a nurse, he attended the Boston Latin School, where he graduated in 1968. He attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor's degree in 1972, he had been selected to serve in the Sphinx Senior Society. After starting as a management intern at the U. S. Department of Defense and working as an analyst on European security issues, Clarke went to graduate school, he earned a master's degree in management in 1978 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1973, Clarke began work in the federal government as a management intern in the Department of Defense. He worked in numerous areas of defense while in headquarters. From 1979-1985, he worked at the Department of State as a career analyst in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs. Beginning in 1985, Clarke was appointed by the Ronald Reagan administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence, his first political appointee position as a Republican Party member. During the administration of George H. W. Bush, he was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, he coordinated diplomatic efforts to support the 1990–1991 Gulf War and subsequent security arrangements. Democrat Bill Clinton kept Clarke on in his administration, appointing him in 1998 as National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, Counter-terrorism for the National Security Council. In this position, he had cabinet-level access to the president. Clarke continued as counter-terrorism coordinator at the NSC during the first year of the George W. Bush administration, but no longer had access, as the position's scope was reduced.

His written recommendations and memos had to go through layers of political appointees above him. In 2001, he was appointed as Special Advisor to the President on cyberterrorism, he resigned from the Bush administration in early 2003. Clarke's positions inside the government have included: United States National Security Council, 1992–2003 Special Advisor, 2001–2003 National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, Counter-terrorism, 1998–2001 Chairman of the Counter-terrorism Security Group, 1992–2003 United States Department of State 1985–1992 Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs, 1989–1992 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence, 1985–1988 During the Rwandan genocide of 1994, Clarke advised Madeleine Albright US Ambassador to the United Nations, to request the UN to withdraw all UN troops from the country, she refused, permitted Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire to keep a few hundred UN troops. Clarke told Samantha Power, "It wasn't in American's national interest.

If we had to do the same thing today and I was advising the President, I would advise the same thing." He supervised the writing of PDD-25, a classified Executive Order that established criteria for future US participation in UN peacekeeping operations. It proposed a reduced military and economic role for the United States in Rwanda. After Islamists took control in Sudan in a 1989 coup d'état, the United States had adopted a policy of disengagement with the authoritarian regime throughout the 1990s. After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some critics charged that the US should have moderated its policy toward Sudan earlier; the influence of Islamists there waned in the second half of the 1990s, Sudanese officials began to indicate an interest in accommodating US concerns related to Osama bin Laden. He lived in Sudan until he was expelled in May 1996. Timothy M. Carney, US ambassador to Sudan between September 1995 and November 1997, co-authored an op-ed in 2002 claiming that in 1997, Sudan offered to turn over its intelligence on bin Laden to the USA, but that Susan Rice, as National Security Council Africa specialist, together with NSC terrorism specialist Richard A. Clarke lobbied for continuing to bar U.

S. officials, including the CIA and FBI, from engaging with the Khartoum gover

Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1947 film)

Bulldog Drummond at Bay is a 1947 American thriller film directed by Sidney Salkow and starring Ron Randell for the first time as the British sleuth and adventurer Bulldog Drummond. The cast includes Anita Louise, Patrick O'Moore and Terry Kilburn; the film is loosely based on the novel Bulldog Drummond at Bay by H. C. McNeile; when thieves rob his country estate, Bulldog Drummond uncovers a deadly jewel caper involving foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret British aircraft. Ron Randell as Bulldog Drummond Anita Louise as Doris Hamilton Patrick O'Moore as Algy Longworth Terry Kilburn as Seymour Holmes Herbert as Inspector McIvar Lester Matthews as Shannon Leonard Mudie as Meredith Dave Thursby as Tommy Oliver Thorndike as Richard Hamilton Aminta Dyne as Mrs Eskdale James Logan as Policeman In June 1946 it was announced Venture Pictures, a Columbia producing unit headed by Lou Appleton and Bernard Small, had done a deal with the estate of H. C. McNeile to make two Bulldog Drummond pictures.

Leonard Maltin called the film an "innocuous British'quota quickie'" Filmink wrote "This was an okay film, a little creaky – Randell wasn’t quite comfortable in the lead. " Bulldog Drummond at Bay on IMDb