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Lake Hamilton, Arkansas

Lake Hamilton is a census-designated place in Garland County, United States. It is part of the Hot Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 2,135 at the 2010 census. It is named after one of the area's man-made lakes. Lake Hamilton is located in southern Garland County at 34°25′41″N 93°5′17″W, on the south side of Lake Hamilton, an impoundment on the Ouachita River; the CDP includes two large islands in the lake as well. The community is bordered across the lake, by the city of Hot Springs. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles, of which 1.9 square miles is land and 1.9 square miles, or 49.48%, is water. Arkansas State Highway 7 passes through the community. Highway 7 leads south 28 miles to Arkadelphia; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,609 people, 762 households, 483 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 814.1 people per square mile. There were 1,181 housing units at an average density of 597.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.65% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.31% from other races, 1.43% from two or more races.

2.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 762 households out of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.5% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.55. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 15.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,667, the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $30,455 versus $16,765 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $23,992. About 8.1% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over

Mark Ardelan

Mark Ardelan is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played most notably in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Born in Regina, Ardelan began playing ice hockey at five years old, he began his junior career in 1999 at the age of 16 with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League WHL. After two years he moved to the Vancouver Giants; the 2003-04 season spent Ardelan at the Prince Albert Raiders, where he could show his offensive potential and the second best scorer of the team was. Although Ardelan over five years in the WHL was one of the best defensive players, he was taken into account by any team of the National Hockey League Entry Draft; the Canadians, received after his junior years in 2004 an invitation to training camp of the San Jose Sharks, could there not prevail. Ardelan first professional team was the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, where he was a rookie point right away the best defender in the league and his first game in the American Hockey League played at the Portland Pirates partners.

For the 2005-06 season opener against managed the final step in the AHL playing for the Manchester Monarchs on, however, he left after a year towards the Iowa Stars. The 2007-08 season was the most successful season so far for Ardelan because he could qualify with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins was the first of the East Division for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, in the final series with the Calder Cup moved. Here, the team was defeated by the Chicago Wolves. For the 2008-09 season Ardelan moved to Europe where he first went to Lukko Rauma in the Finnish SM-liiga to the ice. For problems due to the short preparation time for the new season, but left the Canadians Finland on 19 November 2008 and was committed two days by the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, after the departure of Brendan Buckley looking for a defender. There Ardelan signed an annual contract and met here on his former teammate Marty Wilford, had played with the 2005 to 2007 in the AHL; the Canadians could after his commitment in the offensive set the tone for the season and extended his contract for another year.

For the play-off qualification at season's end it was enough, since the performance of the team above all in January were no longer sufficient. After the season Ardelan extended his contract by two years. Biographical information and career statistics from Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

Kelso High School, Scotland

Kelso High School is a state-funded comprehensive secondary school in Kelso, under the control of the Scottish Borders Council. It is one of the only one in Kelso. Pupils come to Kelso High School from the town of Kelso, the villages of Ednam, Stichill, Morebattle, Roxburgh and other hamlets in the surrounding area; the current building was opened to students in November 2017. The first documentation of a grammar school in Roxburgh is in 1152; when Roxburgh was abandoned, the school became part of the Kelso Abbey and after the Reformation, it became known as Kelso Grammar School. It was a boys only, fee-paying school run by monks from the Kelso Abbey and was overseen by the Duke of Roxburghe, the Kirk Session and the Heritor. Fees were based on the type of courses taken. In 1156, it was mentioned as one of the four principal schools in Scotland. A new school was built in 1670 and was added to in 1780; the Kelso Grammar School was considered in poor condition and closed its doors in February 1873.

On a site near the Abbey a new Kelso Public School was opened in 1879 with 523 pupils. In 1919, following the First World War the school came under control of the Education Authorities and the numbers attending the school exceeded 200; the school remained open until 1939. The school was opened in 1939 on Bowmont Street with 693 pupils, it was designed by Edinburgh architects George Reid and John Smith Forbes and today is listed by Historic Scotland as a building of outstanding architectural interest. In November 2017, the current building opened on Angraflat Road; the Kelso High School badge was adopted when the school was opened and is based on the Coat of Arms of Douglas of Springwood, an estate just across the River Tweed from Kelso. Its design commemorates an event. Following Scottish King Robert the Bruce's successful fight for Scottish independence from England, he felt the need to join the Holy Land crusades, his desire was not fulfilled due to poor health that led to his death in 1329. Sir James Douglas, a close friend, promised to take his heart to the Holy Land.

Following Bruce's death, his heart was put into a silver casket. Douglas kept his promise and with some followers, headed off to fight in the crusades, they joined the fighting in Seville, Spain where Douglas was killed on 25 March 1330 in the battle of Zebas de Arcales. His body, along with Bruce's heart were brought back to Scotland and Bruce's heart was buried at Melrose Abbey. Douglas was awarded the coat of arms with the heart and crown symbolizing Bruce's heart following his actions and carrying out his promise; the motto'Doe or Die' symbolizes'let us do or die,' Bruce's rallying cry to his troops before the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. John Baird - Scottish divine James Ballantyne - Publisher John Ballantyne - Publisher J. H. S. Burleigh - Biblical scholar Archibald Campbell Craig - Biblical scholar Sir William Fairbairn - Engineer Ross Ford - Professional rugby union player Christopher Harvie - Politician Alexander Hewat - Historian Frederick Innes - Former premier of Tasmania Thomas William Hogarth - Author and dog judge John Moffat - Royal Navy officer Shona Mooney - Scottish musician William Henry Ogilvie - Scottish-born Australian Poet Thomas Pringle - Author Sir William Purves - International banker Bryan Redpath - Former rugby union player Sir Walter Scott - Author Steven Jack - Groundsman of the Border Union Showground, The Lord of Ladyrig James Fairgrieve - Geographer Official website

Mr. Weatherbee

Waldo Weatherbee is a fictional character in the Archie Comics universe. Mr. Weatherbee is the principal of Riverdale High School. To Riverdale students and staff, he is called Mr. Weatherbee, due to his authority position. Sometimes and his friends playfully call him The Bee. Mr. Weatherbee is a heavyset, no-nonsense man who dresses in old-fashioned clothes, including wearing pince-nez eyeglasses perched on the tip of a vermiform nose and a tiny wisp of a toupee that perpetually flies off whenever he is upset or startled. Principal Weatherbee is portrayed by Peter James Bryant in Riverdale. Mr. Weatherbee's first appearance may be in Pep Comics #25, as a passenger of a taxi driven by Archie; the man grumbles about the poor driving and remarks to himself how his headmastership of the high school will prevent "go-nowheres" like him. When he begins school, he again runs into Archie, realizing that he is a student at his high school, that chance ride has caused Archie to start off on the wrong foot.

However, this character is not named, he is not overweight. The first unambiguous appearance of Mr. Weatherbee is in Jackpot Comics #5, where he is named, has his customary girth. Mr. Weatherbee is sometimes stated as having once been in the United States military, saw conflict in war. Due to retconning and the "floating timeline" principle, the specific war has changed over time. Weatherbee's stated specific branch of the military has varied over the years. According to a story in one of the digest magazines, Weatherbee was a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. Another story states. In a story Mr. Weatherbee jests that his claim towards being in the "Battle of the Bulge" refers to his own battle against weight gain, which he has lost. Mr. Weatherbee is shown in Little Archie stories as having been the principal of Riverdale Elementary School during the gang's grade school years, he transferred to Riverdale High School at about the same time Archie started high school, as shown in a 2008 storyline.

In one story, Coach Kleats, explaining to Archie and his friends the value of not underestimating Weatherbee's physical prowess, mentions that Weatherbee was a good athlete in high school, excelling in football and baseball. In Archie Digest #233, Archie's father accidentally reveals that Waldo was known as "Wild Wally" in high school. Wild Wally was a troublemaker, after the kids find out, contrary to what he expects, they learn to appreciate it. However, this conflicts with other stories suggesting Waldo was quite studious in his teen years. Many stories feature Archie and his friends discovering that Mr. Weatherbee in his younger days was thin with red hair and had many adventures similar to Archie's; these stories result in Archie worrying that as an adult, he will become more like Mr. Weatherbee, he discovered some Malooka Indian relics on Mr. Lodge's grounds. Weatherbee is annoyed by Archie, so he tries to avoid him. However, he cannot escape from Archie in the summer months, as seen in various stories.

One such story featured Mr. Weatherbee as the head of the camp where the Riverdale teens serve as junior counselors, he dreams of the day when Archie graduates from high school and keeps a special calendar that counts the day until that event, although there are numerous stories in which Archie and his friends save him from various crises. There are times when Weatherbee takes an interest in teaching Archie valuable lessons about life, nature, or things he enjoys. At times he tries to hang out with the gang to be, as he says, more "in". Although Archie annoys Weatherbee, Weatherbee has admitted on several occasions that he is "really fond" of Archie and that he is one of his "favorite" students. Mr. Weatherbee was prominent in the comic series Archie and Me. Running from 1964 to 1987, the series featured stories starring Mr. Weatherbee and Archie. Waldo Weatherbee first appears in Archie # 1. In Jughead #1, he is forced into an early retirement due to the school board's decision to update to a modern curriculum meaning some of the teaching staff was replaced.

But he is reinstated to his old position as principal. It is shown in Jughead # 7. Despite Archie and Mr. Weatherbee's conflicts, Weatherbee is friends with Archie's father, Fred inviting him to lead the parents' association during one story. During that episode, Weatherbee acknowledged that while Archie's school work has been careless at times, his grades were quite adequate. While Weatherbee appears to be unpartnered, there has been speculation about the nature of his relationship with fellow Riverdale High veteran teacher Geraldine Grundy. A flashback in Veronica #200 showed the two having dated in their teen years. In one Archie story where Dilton builds a time-machine, Mr. Weatherbee is shown to have been in love with a fellow student named Gwendolyn in his youth. After hearing his regrets about not getting together with her and Dilton go back in time to help him get the girl. Successful in introducing Weatherbee to Gwen, the plan fails when she finds out his ambition to become a teacher, which she says has no money in it.

She dumps Waldo. This was her only appearance in the series. Despite the students' fear of Weatherbee, they still recognize his affection for the school and appreciate his efforts. In a story titled "Sheer Gratitud

Frank Hamilton Cushing

Frank Hamilton Cushing was an American anthropologist and ethnologist. He made pioneering studies of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico by entering into their culture. Cushing was born in the borough of Pennsylvania, he moved with his family to Western New York. As a boy he took an interest in the Native American artifacts in the surrounding countryside and taught himself how to knap flint, he published his first scientific paper when he was 17. After a brief period at Cornell University, where he curated an exhibit of Indian artifacts, Cushing attracted notice from the director of the Smithsonian Institution. At 19 Cushing was appointed curator of the ethnological department of the National Museum in Washington, D. C. There he came of the Bureau of Ethnology. Cushing was invited by Powell to join the James Stevenson anthropological expedition to New Mexico; the group traveled by rail to the end of the line at Las Vegas, New Mexico on to Zuni Pueblo. Fascinated by this culture, Cushing gained permission to stay at the pueblo.

He "went native", living with the Zuni from 1879 to 1884, becoming anthropology's first participant observer. Credit for this is assigned to Bronisław Malinowski, whose work with the Trobriand Islanders did not take place until more than 30 years following Cushing's stay at Zuni. After some initial difficulties, Cushing was accepted by the community, he was adopted by the Governor of the Pueblo, Patrico Pino, participated in Zuni activities. In 1881 Cushing was initiated into the Priesthood of the Bow, he received the Zuni name Tenatsali, meaning "medicine flower." He recounted Zuni folk tales and legends. In 1882 he took his Zuni father, Pedro Pino, fellow Bow members on a tour to the Eastern United States to show them his culture, their journey attracted considerable press attention, as there was great interest in American Indians of the West. Cushing considered the tour part of what he called "the reciprocal method", where he would introduce his anthropological subjects to his own culture, just as they had introduced him to theirs.

He was a century ahead of other practitioners of this process, now called "reflexive anthropology". During this tour Cushing married Emily Tennison of Washington, D. C, his wife and her sister returned with his party to Zuni. Cushing became embroiled in political intrigue after President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877 signed a bill designating the boundaries of the new Zuni reservation. One 800-acre section of Zuni territory, called the Nutria Valley, had been left out. Three land speculators, including Major W. F. Tucker, arrived in Zuni in late 1882 to claim the parcel for a cattle ranching operation; the angered Zunis appealed to Cushing for help, he wrote letters to newspapers in Chicago and Boston in their defense. Major Tucker's father-in-law was US Senator John A. Logan from Illinois, influential in the Republican Party and would become a vice presidential candidate in 1884. Though the administration of President Chester A. Arthur redefined the Zuni boundaries in 1883 to correct the Nutria Valley omission, the damage to Cushing's position had been done.

Senator Logan resented his reputation being tarnished in the "land grab" imbroglio. As U. S. Senator, he threatened director John Wesley Powell of the Bureau of American Ethnology with funding cuts if Cushing's stay in Zuni was not terminated. Cushing was forced to return to Washington, ending his landmark efforts among the New Mexico natives. Cushing returned to Zuni in 1886 but personal and health problems ruined his stay, he was succeeded as leader of the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition by archaeologist and ethnologist J. Walter Fewkes; because of Cushing's outstanding work at Zuni, in 1882 Powell assigned the anthropologist to an expedition to the Hopi village of Oraibi. His mission was to council with Oraibi's chiefs and get permission to trade goods for a collection of artifacts and crafts for the Smithsonian expedition; the Oraibi Governor approved the visit and trade, but the ultra-conservative Oraibi Traditionalists held special council and refused to trade. The expedition was forced to leave without trading.

Cushing worked with Tichkematse, a Cheyenne man who worked at the Smithsonian, to document Indian sign language. He led the Pepper-Hearst Expedition at Key Marco and studied abandoned villages in the American West, he came into contact with Stewart Culin on the World's Columbian Exposition and began to work with him to write about the history of games and their role in culture. Cushing choked to death on a fishbone on April 1900, while on a research project in Maine. Cushing was an innovator in the development of the anthropological view that all peoples have a culture from which they draw, he was ahead of his time as the first participant observer who entered into and participated in another culture, rather than studying and commenting on it as an outside observer. The noted artist Thomas Eakins painted him in Zuni costume. John K. Hillers took photographs at some showing Cushing as a Bow Priest. Jesse Green, Sharon Weiner Green and Frank Hamilton Cushing, Cushing at Zuni: The Correspondence and Journals of Frank Hamilton Cushing, 1879-1884, UNMPRESS University of New Mexico Press, 1990, hardcover ISBN 0-8263-1172-5 Sylvester Baxter and Frank H. Cushing, My Adventurers in Zuni: Including Father of The Pueblos & An Aboriginal

Skyline Tower

Skyline Tower is a large low-income high rise apartment complex in Saint Paul, United States. The building is often called St. Anthony Tower, or 1247 St. Anthony. At 240 feet it is the largest single HUD-subsidized building in Minnesota, the 22nd-tallest building in Saint Paul. With over 500 units it is the largest single-building subsidized housing complex in the U. S. west of Chicago. The building is run by CommonBond Communities, the largest developer or owner of affordable rental housing in Minnesota; the nonprofit bought the building in 2000 with the help of U. S. Bank; the building was owned by Skyline Towers Co and managed by Sentinel Management Co. Skyline Tower opened in 1971 as part of HUD's section 236 program, it was sold to private owners, converting to federally subsidized housing. The owner, Sentinel Management, struggled to address drug problems, a deteriorating building. A series of fires in 1998–1999 led to an increased push for sprinkler systems. Service agencies struggled to provide services to the building's low-income residents running out money before long-term change could be enacted.

In 1991 an attempt to evict drug users and problem tenants lowered the building’s occupancy levels. Occupancy was boosted from 60% to 95%, creating more money for maintenance concerns. However, by 2000 the 1986 exterior installation and finishing was failing, the 1970s appliances and plumbing were in need of refurbishing and common space was limited. Finding itself unable to finance the necessary major improvements and wishing to avoid tearing down the building, Sentinel Management agreed to sell the property to affordable housing non-profit CommonBond Communities in 2005. During the 1990s most of the residents of Skyline Toweres were poor. In 1997 the average resident's annual household income was $6,738, roughly 15% of the United States average. In 1995 residents spoke over twenty different languages; the number of residents varied. Low numbers were around 850 residents. Due to its high concentration of poverty, the building was characterized in a 1993 paper "as a ghetto tipped on its edge"; as a result of this characterization and the building's residents at the time, Skyline Towers was referred to during that decade as a "ghetto in the sky" or as The Ghetto in the Sky.

Of the building's 506 units, 451 were federally subsidized. As a result of the high rate of poverty, there were high levels of crime. In 1994, there were 643 police calls to the building; the stairways were closed due to security concerns. In 1996 the building's operator paid $150,000 a year to contract an outside security firm. In 1996 the building received a federal grant to install a high tech security system to lower crime; the system allowed only one person to enter the building at a time. In 2000, $31.3 million was raised by CommonBond Communities to renovate the building. The money came from a variety of sources including the City of Saint Paul, HUD, Ramsey County, U. S. Bancorp, CommonBond Communities, Sentinel Management Co and the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. $15.2 million was used for the rest to purchase the building. Ramsey County contributed $10 million in tax-exempt bonds, the first time the county contributed to a project of this type The rehabilitation repaired the crumbling exterior, added sprinkler systems and replaced outdated appliances and plumbing.

It added on a service center, run and funded by CommonBond and designed to improve the skills and earning capacity of residents. The change of ownership and structural renovation is credited with improving the building. Since the building has seen an influx of Somali residents; as a results of its large new immigrant population, Skyline Tower's nickname has changed to United Nations of the Sky. A history of the tower, Skyline Tower,'Ghetto in the Sky': Race and Housing in the Twin Cities was written by Michael D. Galvin and published in 2009. List of tallest buildings in St. Paul Skyline Tower's Web Page CommonBond Communities Skyscraperpage.com City Pages