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Gene Rhodes

Eugene Stephen Rhodes was an American basketball player and coach. Rhodes played college basketball at Western Kentucky University. While Rhodes was a player, WKU won the Ohio Valley Conference championship in 1949, 1950 and 1951, playing in the National Invitational Tournament in each of those seasons. Rhodes played in the NBA for the Indianapolis Olympians. Rhodes was head basketball coach at St. Xavier High School, leading that team to the 1958 Kentucky state championship. In 1964, Rhodes returned to WKU as an assistant coach under John Oldham, to 1968. In that time the team went to two NCAA tournaments and appeared once in the National Invitational Tournament. During the inaugural season of the American Basketball Association the Kentucky Colonels started out with a record of 5-12, which led to the firing of head coach John Givens. Rhodes guided the Colonels to fourth place in the Eastern Division; the Colonels lost the 1968 Eastern Division semifinals to the Minnesota Muskies 3 games to two.

In the 1968–69 season Rhodes led the Colonels to a record of 42-36, good for third place in the Eastern Division. Rhodes coached the East team in the ABA All Star game; the Colonels made history this season as Penny Early became the first female player in the history of professional basketball. In the playoffs, the Colonels lost 4 games to 3, to the Indiana Pacers. During the 1969–70 season the Colonels posted a record of 45 wins and 39 losses, claiming second place in the Eastern Division; the Colonels beat the New York Nets 4 games to 3 in the Eastern Division semifinals bust lost the Eastern Division finals to the Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1. Rhodes was fired at that point. Alex Groza was the Colonels' head coach for two games and Frank Ramsey assumed the reins for the remainder of the season as the Colonels defeated the Miami Floridians 4 games to 2 in the Eastern Division semifinals, defeated the Virginia Squires 4 games to 2 in the Eastern Division finals but lost a close ABA Championship series, 4 games to 3, to the Utah Stars.

In 1973, Rhodes became general manager of the Kentucky Colonels. Rhodes died on March 2018 aged 90 in his hometown in Louisville, Kentucky. Basketball Reference.com page Remember the ABA.com

William John Kennedy

William John Kennedy, better known as Uncle Jack Kennedy, was a lifelong activist for the rights of Australian Aborigines, a Wotjobaluk clan elder of the people who spoke the Wergaia language in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. He was born on 23 March 1919 on the banks of the Wimmera River, not far from the Ebenezer Mission and died on 6 September 2005, he was the great grandson of Dick-a-Dick, a member of the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1867-68. He served with the Australian Army in the Syrian Campaign and North Africa and in the Pacific during World War II, was awarded the Australian Service Medal and the English Defence Medal for this service. In 2003 he was named Male Elder of the Year at the National Aborigines' Day Observance Committee Week Awards. In the historic determination of native title in the Wimmera handed down on 13 December 2005, just 3 months after Kennedy's death, Justice Ron Merkel said of Kennedy, as reported by The Age newspaper: he had achieved'what the elders expected of him' by, as was stated in his eulogy,'fighting for this little piece of country for his ancestors and future generations'," Merkel said.

"However, as a result of that fight, Uncle Jack Kennedy and his supporters have demonstrated something of greater importance, that the tide of history has not washed away all entitlements to native title in the south-eastern part of Australia. In his reasons for judgement Merkel directly quoted Kennedy twice: If we follow Bunjil’s law and look after the country the country will look after us.... All the rules we have come from Bunjil. I must pass on Bunjil's law, and I am looking forward to getting some of my country back before I die so I can die knowing I have done what the elders expected of me. The Beal trees are dying at Lake Albacutya. If we look after the river properly it will run clear again, run all the way to the Teardrop Lakes. If the Wotjobaluk continue to follow Bunjil things will go on as the old people would want. Uncle Jack Kennedy - Voices of Ebenezer - Mission Voices - Koorie Heritage Trust on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website Wotjobaluk man as told by William John Kennedy Snr, Interview by Tracey Rigney, Eureka Street, 8 July 2006

Telecom Corridor

The Telecom Corridor is a technology business center in Richardson, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas, which contains over 25 million square feet of office space and accounts for over 130,000 jobs. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and home to the University of Texas at Dallas, the Corridor is a strip about 6.5 miles long along U. S. Route 75, between President George Bush Turnpike and Interstate 635 and is considered an area of the Silicon Prairie. More than 5,700 companies, including 600 technology companies are headquartered in the area, including significant players such as AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon, Texas Instruments, MetroPCS; some of these companies have offices in Telecom Valley located in California. Although the Telecom Corridor was a booming area of Dallas's economy during the late 1990s, the dot-com bust of 2001 hit the region hard. However, it began recovering in 2004, that recovery has since picked up momentum, gaining both the operations of many non-technology-related companies and many non-existent residential units designed in the New Urbanist style.

The name "Telecom Corridor" is a registered trademark and may technically only be used to describe the area mentioned in this article. The Telecom Corridor Genealogy Project is a project to enable professionals in the Telcom Corridor to find out about their common history and thereby to enable them to network more easily. I-635 US 75 President George Bush Turnpike DART: Red Line Spring Valley Arapaho Center Galatyn Park Bush Turnpike Texas portal Official Telecom Corridor website

John Bradfield (engineer)

John Job Crew Bradfield was an Australian engineer best known as the chief proponent of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, of which he oversaw both the design and construction. He worked for the New South Wales Department of Public Works from 1891 to 1933, although he was a Queenslander by birth, he was the first recipient of an engineering doctorate from the University of Sydney. Other notable projects with which he was associated include the Cataract Dam, the Burrinjuck Dam, Brisbane's Story Bridge; the Harbour Bridge formed only one component of the City Circle, Bradfield's grand scheme for the railways of central Sydney, a modified version of, completed after his death. He was the designer of an unbuilt irrigation project known as the Bradfield Scheme, which proposed that remote areas of western Queensland and north-eastern South Australia could be made fertile by the diversion of rivers from North Queensland. Bradfield was born on 26 December 1867 in Queensland, he was the fourth son of Maria and John Edward Bradfield, had four sisters.

His father was a Crimean War veteran who had arrived in Brisbane from England in 1857. Bradfield began his education at the North Ipswich State School before winning a scholarship to Ipswich Grammar School, he was the dux of his school and won the chemistry medal at the senior public examination in 1885. The colonial government awarded him an exhibition to attend the University of Sydney, as Queensland did not have a university of its own at the time, he enrolled at St Andrew's College and graduated as a Bachelor of Engineering in 1889, winning the University Medal. After graduating, Bradfield began working for the Queensland Railways Department as a draftsman under the chief engineer, he married Edith Jenkins in 1891, with whom he had a daughter. In the same year, he was retrenched due to an economic depression, instead moved to New South Wales where he became a draftsman in the Department of Public Works. Bradfield became an associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1893 and returned to the University of Sydney to complete a Master of Engineering degree, where he won first-class honours and was again awarded the University Medal.

He was a founder of the Sydney University Engineering Society and served two terms as its president. Bradfield worked on a variety of projects during his time at the New South Wales Department of Public Works, including the Cataract Dam near Sydney and the Burrinjuck Dam across the Murrumbidgee River. In January 1909, he was promoted to the rank of assistant engineer with a salary of £400; the following year he applied unsuccessfully for the position of foundation chair of engineering at the University of Queensland. In 1913 he was appointed chief engineer for metropolitan railway construction, when he commenced his long association with secretary Kathleen Muriel Butler. In 1915 Bradfield submitted a report outlining a grand scheme for Sydney's railways involving the electrification of the suburban railways, a city underground railway and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. World War I led to the collapse of all three proposals. During World War I, Bradfield worked with Professor Warren and Mr A. E. Cutler to establish the first civil aviation school, where pilots were trained for overseas service.

In 1924, Bradfield was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science for a thesis titled "The city and suburban electric railways and the Sydney Harbour Bridge", the first doctorate in engineering awarded by the University of Sydney. In 1935 the University of Queensland awarded him the ad eundem degree of Doctor of Engineering, it was not until 1922. Much of his work on the Sydney Harbour Bridge involved the assistance of his secretary Kathleen Muriel Butler, much more than a secretary, involved in the checking of specifications and negotiations with tenderers. Bradfield had a grand vision for Sydney's railway system. Bradfield called for the provision of a network of underground city railway lines beneath Sydney's central business district, the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a new railway station, Central. While the central idea of an underground loop beneath the city was implemented, stub tunnels built at designated interchanges for provision of future lines, many of his related ideas remain unimplemented.

A larger network of lines was proposed for the western and southern suburbs, however most of these lines remain conceptual and have never been constructed. The building of the bridge coincided with the construction of a system of underground railways in Sydney's Central business district, known today as the City Circle, the bridge was designed with this in mind; the bridge was designed to carry four lanes of road traffic, flanked on each side by two railway tracks and a footpath. Both sets of rail tracks were linked into the underground Wynyard railway station on the southern end of the bridge by symmetrical ramps and tunnels; the eastern-side railway tracks were intended for use by a planned rail link to the Northern Beaches, though they were used for tram services from the North Shore to Wynyard station. The intention was to operate tram services until the implementation of a heavy rail service to the Northern Beaches; the Depression, World War II, along with the post-War growth of motor vehicle usage led to projected patronage of passenger services in Bradfield's plan being overestimated.

Parts of the city underground exist as the present-day City Circle. Small

So Big (1924 film)

So Big is a 1924 American silent drama film based on Edna Ferber's novel of the same name. It was produced by independent producer Earl Hudson the film and distributed through Associated First National. Unseen for decades, it is considered to be a lost film. Only a trailer survives at the Library of Congress. Colleen Moore as Selina Peake Joseph De Grasse as Simeon Peake John Bowers as Pervus DeJong Ben Lyon as Dirk DeJong Wallace Beery as Klaus Poole Gladys Brockwell as Maartje Poole Jean Hersholt as Aug Hempel Charlotte Merriam as Julie Hempel Dot Farley as Widow Paarleburg Ford Sterling as Jacob Hoogenduck Frankie Darro as Dirk DeJong Henry Hebert as William Storm Dorothy Brock as Dirk DeJong Rosemary Theby as Paula Storm Phyllis Haver as Dallas O'Meara Valentine Black as Child Joe Coppa as A boy Colleen Moore's role in So Big quite different from her usual jazz baby/flapper parts; because Moore's part in the film was so different from the roles she had become known for following Flaming Youth, there was an outcry against her.

Forgotten was that, before her success in Flaming Youth, the vast majority of her roles had been dramatic in character, a few tragic. She had not only played mothers who had lost children and mothers who died. Still, her performance was well received; the film, was not as big a success as her previous few comedies, so Sally was lined up to follow So Big. Moore wrote in Silent Star that upon meeting Edna Ferber some years after the film, the author gave her approval of Moore's performance. List of lost films So Big at IMDb.com Posters for the 1924 version of So Big poster #1, poster #2