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Lloyd Bentsen

Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. was an American politician, a four-term United States Senator from Texas and the Democratic Party nominee for vice president in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket. He served as the 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. Born in Mission, Bentsen graduated from the University of Texas School of Law before serving in the Air Force during World War II, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in Europe. After the war, he won election to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1948 to 1955, he defeated incumbent Senator Ralph Yarborough in the 1970 Democratic Senatorial primary and won the general election against George H. W. Bush, he was reelected in 1976, 1982, 1988, served as the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee from 1987 to 1993. In the Senate, he helped win passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and played a role in the creation of the individual retirement account. Bentsen sought the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination but was unable to organize an effective national campaign.

Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis chose Bentsen as his running mate in the 1988 presidential election, while the Republicans nominated Vice President George H. W. Bush and Senator Dan Quayle. During the 1988 vice-presidential debate, Quayle responded to a question about his inexperience by comparing his time in office up to that point to that of John F. Kennedy, causing Bentsen to castigate Quayle, saying, "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." Though Dukakis hoped that the selection of Bentsen would help the Democratic ticket win Texas, the Republican ticket won the state and prevailed by a wide margin in the nationwide electoral and popular vote. Bentsen considered running for president in 1992 but chose not to challenge Bush, popular after the Gulf War. After Bill Clinton defeated Bush in the 1992 general election, he offered Bentsen the position of Secretary of the Treasury. Bentsen accepted, as Treasury Secretary he helped win the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the passage of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.

Bentsen was succeeded by Robert Rubin. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999 and died in his home in Houston in 2006. Bentsen was born in Mission in Hidalgo County to Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Sr. a first-generation Danish-American, his wife, Edna Ruth. At age 15 he graduated from Sharyland High School in Mission. Bentsen was an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, he graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with an LL. B. degree in 1942 and was admitted to the bar, but soon afterwards joined the military for World War II. After brief service as a private in intelligence work in Brazil, he trained to be a pilot and in early 1944 began flying combat missions in B-24s from Foggia, with the 449th Bomb Group. At age 23, he was promoted to major and given command of a squadron of 600 men, overseeing the operations of 15 bombers, their crews, their maintenance units, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel before being discharged in 1947.

Bentsen flew thirty-five missions against many defended targets, including the Ploiești oil fields in Romania, which were critical to the Nazi war production. The 15th Air Force, which included the 449th Bomb Group, destroyed all petroleum production within its range, eliminating about half of Nazi Germany's sources of fuel. Bentsen's unit flew against communications centers, aircraft factories and industrial targets in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria. Bentsen participated in raids in support of the Anzio campaign and flew missions against targets in preparation for the landing in southern France, he was shot down twice. Bentsen was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, one of the Air Force's highest commendations for achievement or heroism in flight. In addition to the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bentsen was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. Bentsen served in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1950 to 1959, was promoted to colonel in 1953. After the war, Bentsen returned to his native Rio Grande Valley.

He served the people of his home area from 1946 to 1955, first as Hidalgo County Judge. First elected in the Truman landslide of 1948, he served three successive terms in the United States House of Representatives. With the South, including Texas, still home to Yellow dog Democrats, winning the Democratic nomination was tantamount to election, Bentsen was unopposed by Republicans in each of his three House campaigns, he became a protégé of Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn and developed a reputation as an excellent poker player. Bentsen upset incumbent Ralph Yarborough, a liberal icon, in a bruising primary campaign for the 1970 Texas Democratic Senatorial nomination; the campaign came in the wake of Yarborough's politically hazardous votes in favor of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and his opposition to the Vietnam War. Bentsen made Yarborough's opposition to the war a major issue, his tel


Uzon is a 9 by 12 km volcanic caldera located in the eastern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Together with the Geyzernaya caldera it hosts the largest geothermal field in the Kamchatka Peninsula; the calderas were formed in the mid-Pleistocene in several large eruptions that deposited 20–25 km3 of ignimbrite over a wide area. Lake Dalny fills a Holocene maar in the northeast of Uzon Caldera; the Uzon Caldera is a location of the occurrence of extremophile micro-organisms due to its high localized temperatures. List of volcanoes in Russia C. Michael Hogan. 2010. Extremophile. Eds. E. Monosson and C. Cleveland. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington DC "Uzon". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution

Sir John Dunnington-Jefferson, 1st Baronet

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Alexander Dunnington-Jefferson, 1st Baronet, Kt, DSO, DL, JP was an English soldier and local politician. John Alexander Dunnington-Jefferson was born on 10 April 1884, the eldest son of Captain Mervyn Dunnington-Jefferson, JP, of Thicket Priory and Middlethorpe Hall and his wife Louisa Dorothy, daughter of the Rev. John Barry; the Dunnington family had been landowners in the East Riding from the 17th century and had an estate centred on Thorganby and West Cottingwith. John Dunnington-Jefferson inherited the family estates from his childless uncle in 1928. After schooling at Eton College, Dunnington-Jefferson attended the Royal Military College and joined the Royal Fusiliers in 1904, he served in Europe during the First World War, earning the Distinguished Service Order in 1917 and being mentioned in dispatches six times. He retired in 1919 as a Lieutenant-Colonel. With the war over, Dunnington-Jefferson pursued a career in local politics, he was elected onto the East Riding of Yorkshire's County Council in 1922 and served on it until the council was abolished as a result of the local government reforms of 1974.

He became its chairman in 1936, a position he retained for 32 years, until 1968. In the meantime he had been a Justice of the Peace since 1921 and Deputy Lieutenant since 1936, he was appointed a Knight Bachelor in 1944 and created a Baronet in 1958, "for public services in Yorkshire". He received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Leeds and an honorary doctor of the university degree from the University of York, he had married, in 1938, daughter of Colonel H. A. Cape, DSO. Sir John died on 12 April 1979, he had deposited his family's papers at Hull University Archives in 1974. Sir John Alexander Dunnington-Jefferson, 1st Bt, by Walter Stoneman, commissioned 1948.

Chance Warmack

Chance Warmack is an American football guard, a free agent. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans tenth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, he played college football at Alabama, earned All-American honors. Warmack attended Westlake High School in Atlanta, where he was an all-state offensive lineman. For his freshman and sophomore year, he was teammates with quarterback Cam Newton. During his senior year, Warmack was credited with an average of seven pancake blocks per game. Westlake finished the season 6–5 with a first-round playoff loss to Douglasville - Chapel Hill High School. Warmack earned a Georgia Top 150 selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tom Lemming listed him as an All-American in his Prep Football Report. Considered a three-star recruit by, Warmack was listed as the No. 20 offensive guard in the nation in 2009. He chose Alabama over offers from Arkansas, Rutgers and South Carolina. Warmack graduated early from high school and enrolled in the University of Alabama in January 2009, played for coach Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2009 to 2012.

After participating in spring football practice, he served as a backup to Barrett Jones and played in 5 games as a true freshman. As a sophomore, Warmack replaced All-American Mike Johnson in the starting lineup and opened all 13 contests at left guard; as a junior in 2011, he started 13 more games and helped Alabama win the 2012 BCS National Championship Game over Louisiana State, while earning 2nd team All-SEC honors. After weighing his options to enter the 2012 NFL Draft, Warmack decided to return to Alabama for his final year of eligibility. Prior to his senior season, he received numerous individual accolades, being on multiple preseason award watch lists and being named to Sports Illustrated's preseason All-American team. Warmack started all 13 games for the Crimson Tide as a senior in 2012, on his way to winning his third national championship title in four years, he graduated in December 2012 with a degree in communication studies. Warmack was considered the best interior linemen available in the 2013 NFL Draft.

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay considered Warmack the best guard prospect he’s seen since Steve Hutchinson, who went 17th overall to the Seattle Seahawks in the 2001 NFL Draft. NFL Network analyst and NBC commentator Mike Mayock considered him the best football player in the draft. Not since Chris Naeole in 1997 has a guard been selected in the top-10 of an NFL draft, but Warmack was considered to have a chance. Warmack was selected in the first round as the 10th overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2013 NFL Draft, becoming the second guard picked in the draft, behind Jonathan Cooper. Cooper and Warmack became the first guards to be selected in the top-10 of the same draft since Dave Cadigan and Eric Moore in 1988. On May 2, 2016, the Titans declined the fifth-year option on Warmack's contract. On September 21, 2016, Warmack was placed on injured reserve with a hand injury. On March 9, 2017, Warmack signed a one-year, $1.51 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. On September 2, 2017, he signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles through the 2018 season.

In 2017, he played in 11 games. Warmack won Super Bowl LII when the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. In the Super Bowl, he played four snaps at guard and another two for special teams plays. In the 2018 season, he played in nine games. Warmack has a younger brother, who played offensive guard for the University of Alabama, but transferred to the University of Oregon after the 2017 season. Tennessee Titans bio Alabama Crimson Tide bio

Woodcutters (novel)

Woodcutters is a novel by Thomas Bernhard published in German in 1984. An English translation by Ewald Osers was published in 1985 under the title Cutting Timber: An Irritation. Second in a trilogy covering the Arts, this one relates to the theatre and created quite an uproar in Austria, where it was banned as some Viennese personalities recognised themselves in the story. Nonetheless, it still sold well in its own country and became a bestseller abroad. In his Western Canon of 1994, American literary critic Harold Bloom lists Woodcutters as Bernhard’s masterpiece. It’s eleven thirty at night in an elegant Viennese home in the 80s. A group of people are awaiting – with some impatience and increasing appetite – the arrival of a famous dramatic actor, guest of honour, in order to start eating the sophisticated dinner, in fact the "artistic dinner", as the hosts love to state; the place is that of the Auersbergers, a married couple whom the narrator hasn’t seen for twenty years: she’s a singer, he’s a "composer in the wake of Webern", both "idiosyncratically consumed".

The play just performed by the awaited actor is one of Ibsen’s: The Wild Duck at the Burgtheater. The whole novel is an account of what the narrator sees and hears while sitting on a chair with a glass of champagne in hand and, subsequently, at the table during dinner. Bernhard devastates with the axe of his prose the world of pretension and intellectual inconsistency, not only related to a certain Viennese scene, but to all that surrounds us: he’s implacable, ferociously comic, inexhaustible in the variations and returns to theme; the scene develops and the "artistic dinner" unravels in all its hypocritical farce, whilst the narrator relives the last two decades, his connections and affective ties with the various guests, his relationship with the woman who united in friendship all of them and committed suicide. In closing, the novel reaches momentum through the actor’s indignant outburst against one of the guests, offensive to him and malignant to all the whole night, he becomes sad and reflective and allows, in a maudlin and romanticized scene, that he believes he would have been better off to have lived a rural life and to have been a woodcutter.

The marvellous play on the word which allows both the romanticism of this world of the native savage, yet refers to the super sophisticated and bitter criticism of the social cynic is a stroke of Bernhardian genius. When the elderly actor is so wounded by Billroth, the narrator turns from derogatory to sympathetic, shifts his view of the Burgtheater actor and the Burgtheater into praising; the most revealing lines of the novel are about Bernhard and are the last two sentences of the text, which tell us just what he does when his inner sensibilities so overwhelm him that he cannot stand it any longer: "And as I went on running I thought: I'll write something at once, no matter what -- I'll write about this artistic dinner in the Gentzgasse at once, now. Now, I thought -- at once, I told myself over and over again as I ran through the Inner City -- at once, I told myself, now -- at once, at once, before it's too late." Book's Epigraph Being unable to make people more reasonable, I preferred to be happy away from them.

--Voltaire Bernhardiana, a Critical Anthology of Bernhard's works "On Thomas Bernhard" by Jason M. Baskin "An Introduction to Thomas Bernhard", by Thomas Cousineau The Novels of Thomas Bernhard by J. J. Long Bob Corbett's Review of Woodcutters Tao Lin's essay on Woodcutters

Yardville-Groveville, New Jersey

Yardville-Groveville was an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the CDP's population was 9,208. Since the 2010 Census, the area has been split into two and Groveville. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 9.0 km². 8.9 km² of land and 0.1 km² of water. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 9,208 people, 3,438 households, 2,619 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 1,033.5/km². There were 3,528 housing units at an average density of 396.0/km². The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.09% White, 3.02% African American, 0.08% Native American, 2.00% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.01% of the population. There were 3,438 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.8% were non-families.

19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09. In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,893, the median income for a family was $68,171. Males had a median income of $46,897 versus $34,236 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $25,391. About 0.2% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over