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Length between perpendiculars

Length between perpendiculars is the length of a ship along the summer load line from the forward surface of the stem, or main bow perpendicular member, to the after surface of the sternpost, or main stern perpendicular member. When there is no sternpost, the centerline axis of the rudder stock is used as the aft end of the length between perpendiculars. Measuring to the stern post or rudder stock was believed to give a reasonable idea of the ship's carrying capacity, as it excluded the small unusable volume contained in her overhanging ends. On some types of vessels this is, for all practical purposes, a waterline measurement. In a ship with raked stems that length changes as the draught of the ship changes, therefore it is measured from a defined loaded condition. Length overall Hayler, William B.. American Merchant Seaman's Manual. Cornell Maritime Pr. ISBN 0-87033-549-9. Turpin, Edward A.. Merchant Marine Officers' Handbook. Centreville, MD: Cornell Maritime Press. ISBN 0-87033-056-X. Perpendiculars and Length Between Perpendiculars

Willard Building (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

The Willard Building known as the Peacock Building for the distinctive terra cotta decorative birds spaced at the top of the facades, is a retail building located at 150 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Dr. Willard M. Burleson began practicing medicine in Grand Rapids in 1899, he was joined by his brother, the practice grew, he began specializing in the non-surgical treatment of "rectal disorders." In 1911, Burleson purchased an apartment building, the Wellington Flats, located at the present site of the Willard Building. He moved his practice into the building. At first, unused rooms were rented as hotel rooms, but by 1920 the practice had nine doctors and was using all the rooms; the practice moved out of the building in 1927. Burleson died the next year, some of his partners went on the form the Ferguson Droste Ferguson Hospital while the Burleson Sanitarium continued to operate under the direction of Buleson's brother.

In 1929, Burleson's estate demolished the former Wellington Flats and hired contractor Owen-Ames-Kimball, their in-house architect, Benjamin W. Hertel, to construct a new single-story commercial building at the site; the building was completed and open for business in 1930. Among the first tenants were a Kroger grocery and bakery, an antique shop, a florist. A series of other tenants filled the building through the Great Depression, into the 1950s, on into the 21st century; the Willard Building is a single-story, tan brick, L-shaped, commercial building located on a street corner, having two main facades. The building mixes Classical Art Deco design elements. Multiple storefronts line both facades, separated by terra cotta piers decorated with urns and acanthus leaf designs. Across the top of the building is an undulating parapet with terra cotta trim. At the top of each pier is a distinctive multicolored terra cotta peacock

The Cheetah Girls (franchise)

The Cheetah Girls is a media franchise created by Deborah Gregory based on her novel series of the same name. The series, which began in 1999, is about a female vocal group seeking fortune. In the book series, there are five Cheetah Girls, but in the first film adaption and its sequel, there are only four, while in the third film installment, there are only three. On the book covers, each character is portrayed by a model; the real-life R&B girl group Before Dark posed. Brandi Stewart... Chanel Simmons, Arike Rice... Aquanette Walker, Jeni Rice.... Anginette Walker, Mia Lee... Galleria Garibaldi, Imani Parks... Dorinda Rogers, Davida Williams... Galleria Garibaldi, Sonya Millen... Aquanette Walker Sabrina Millen... Anginette Walker, Chanel "Chuchie" Simmons is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent and is noted for her trademark mini-micro braids. Chanel has a flair for designer clothing and once charged hundreds of dollars on her mother's credit card, she is fluent in both Spanish. She is body conscious, developed somewhat of an eating disorder near the end of the book series.

She and Galleria took ballet lessons until grade 6. Chanel continues to practice ballet, her interests include singing. She lives with Pucci in SoHo. In the films, she is portrayed by Adrienne Bailon. Anginette "Angie" Walker is of African-American descent, is the only member of the group not to narrate a book in the series, the only main character cut out of the movie adaptation, she lets her twin sister, Aquanette Walker, do most of the talking, is sneaky. She lives with her father on the Upper West Side, her nicknames include'Angie' and'Nettie Two.' She loves horror movies, wants to be a doctor one day. She loves gospel music. There is no Anginette in the Cheetah Girls films, because Disney couldn't find twin girls with name recognition to play both her and Aqua and just decided to drop Angie from the movies. Aquanette "Aqua" Walker, Aqua for short and sister Anginette, narrates in the books "Hey, Ho, Hollywood!", "Growl Power!", "In the House with Mouse" and "Twinkle, Cheetah Stars". Her character is used in The Cheetah Girls, where she is portrayed by Kiely Williams, former member of 3LW.

She moved from Texas to New York City with her father when her parents separated. In the books and her sister are known for having the strongest voices in the group, she has a warm personality, carries hot sauce in her purse. She and Anginette Walker live on the Upper West Side. Aqua is religious, attends church every Sunday. Unlike her sister, she is aggressive, speaks her mind when she is unhappy, her interests include horror movies and one day becoming a doctor. She has three pets: a dog. Galleria "Bubbles" Garibaldi narrates "Wishing On a Star", "Woof, There it is!", "Showdown at the Okie-Dokie" and "Oops, Doggy Dog!". She is of African-American descent. Galleria is the leader of the band, lives with her upper class parents in an apartment on the exclusive Upper East Side, she is not only the lead singer of the group and co-founder, but the most aggressive of the group, always speaks her mind, a quality which gets her into trouble with others. She is the writer of all the group's songs, she has a dog named Toto.

She is portrayed by Raven-Symoné in the Disney Channel Original Movies The Cheetah Girls and The Cheetah Girls 2. However, she was not portrayed in The Cheetah Girls: One World. Dorinda "Do' Re Mi" Rogers narrates "Who's Bout To Bounce?", "Dorinda's Secret", "Dorinda Gets a Groove" and "Bring It On!". Dorinda was born to African-American father. Dorinda describes herself as a scrambled egg due to her racial mixing. Although she is 12 years old, she attends the ninth grade at Fashion Industries High School, she is the smartest of the group, the best dancer. She is a foster child, lives with ten other children in the housing projects of Harlem, New York, she locates her biological sister, Tiffany. In the movie, she is the same age as all the other Cheetah Girls; the character appears in the movies as Dorinda Thomas and is portrayed by the Latina American actress Sabrina Bryan. The Cheetah Girls is a 2003 movie based on the book, which resulted in the spinoff of a girl group by the same name. In 2006, the sequel to The Cheetah Girls, The Cheetah Girls 2 premiered on Disney Channel.

The movies star Raven-Symoné, Sabrina Bryan, Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams of another girl group 3LW. The popularity of the first movie spawned a real-life girl group, The Cheetah Girls, featuring all the stars of the movie, except Raven-Symoné. Movies by Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls was released August 15, 2003 The Cheetah Girls 2 was released August 25, 2006; the Cheetah Girls One World, was released August 22, 2008. The Cheetah Girls is a musical comedy trilogy series produced by Debra Martin Chase, co-produced by Cheryl Hill and executive produced by Whitney Houston. Based on young adult book series of the same name by Deborah Gregory, Actresses including Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, Kiely Williams, Lynn Whitfield are featured in the films. Besides The Cheetah Girls, set in New York City, each of the other films have been set in a foreign country: The Cheetah Girls 2 in Barcelona and The Cheetah Girls: One World in New Delhi, India. A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls, (Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan and Ki