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Arthur J. O'Keefe

Arthur Joseph O'Keefe, Sr. was mayor of New Orleans from 1926 through 1929. Born in New Orleans, O'Keefe was the son of the former Sarah Hanley, he was educated at the Catholic St. Aloysius High School and went into business running his own coffee import company, he was vice-president of the American Bank and Trust Company and director of the Lafayette Fire Insurance Company and the Mutual Building and Loan Association. He married Mamie McDonald of New Orleans in 1901. Before becoming mayor, O'Keefe was a prominent member of the Regular Democratic Organization, the political machine that had dominated New Orleans for decades, he served as the RDO's Tenth Ward boss, the city's Commissioner for Public Finance from 1925 to 1926, after long-time mayor Martin Behrman died in office O'Keefe was elevated to serve the remainder of Behrman's term. O'Keefe's term in office was marked by a controversy over whether two bridges over the Rigolets and Chef Menteur Pass would be toll-free bridges as advocated by Public Service Commissioner Huey Pierce Long, Jr. or toll bridges operated by a firm controlled by the mayor's political allies.

O'Keefe fought a bitter battle with Huey Long over piping cheap natural gas into New Orleans. Under O'Keefe's administration construction was begun on the Municipal Auditorium and plans for the Criminal District Court Building and Orleans Parish Prison were drawn up, he served as president of the RDO's Choctaw Club. In July 1929, O'Keefe resigned as mayor for health reasons. O'Keefe was Irish Catholic, he is the grandfather of the former president of the Louisiana State Senate Michael H. O'Keefe and the great-grandfather of former LSU Chancellor and former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe. Sean O'Keefe is a nephew of Michael O'Keefe. Biographical Dictionary of American Mayors, 1820-1980. Greenwood Press, 1981. New Orleans Public Library, Louisiana Division. "Administration of Arthur J. O'Keefe." Http://nutrias.org/~nopl/info/louinfo/admins/okeefe.htm Glenn R. Conrad, ed. Dictionary of Louisiana Biography. Louisiana Historical Association, 1988

Renato Pasini

Renato Pasini is an Italian cross-country skier, competing since 1996. He won the gold medal in the team sprint at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo. Pasini has seven individual victories at various levels all in sprint since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, his best finish at the Winter Olympics was 18th in the individual sprint at Turin in 2006, he has finished 2nd in the 2008-2009 sprint World Cup. Pasini competes in ski mountaineering events, amongst others in the Trofeo Mezzalama race, in which he finished 6th in 2001, together with Luciano Fontana and Ivano Molin, 10th together with his brother Fabio Pasini and Daniele Chioda in 2009. All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation. 2 victories 3 podiums 4 podiums – Renato Pasini at the International Ski Federation

Justice Society of America

The Justice Society of America is a superhero team appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The team was conceived by editor Sheldon Mayer and writer Gardner Fox during the Golden Age of Comic Books; the JSA first appeared in All Star Comics #3, making it the first team of superheroes in comic books. The original members of the Justice Society of America were Doctor Fate, Hour-Man, the Spectre, the Sandman, the Atom, the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman; the team was popular, but after the popularity of superhero comics waned in the late 1940s, the JSA's adventures ceased with issue #57 of the title. During the Silver Age of Comic Books, DC Comics reinvented several Justice Society members and banded many of them together in a new team, the Justice League of America. JSA members remained absent from comics for ten years until Jay Garrick appeared alongside Barry Allen, his Silver Age counterpart, in The Flash #123; the Justice Society was established as existing on "Earth-Two" and the Justice League on "Earth-One".

This allowed for annual cross-dimensional team-ups of the teams between 1963 and 1985. New series, such as All-Star Squadron, Inc. and a new All-Star Comics featured the JSA, their children and their heirs. These series explored the issues of aging, generational differences, contrasts between the Golden Age and subsequent eras; the 1985 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series merged all of the company's various alternate realities into one, placing the JSA as World War II-era predecessors to the company's modern characters. A JSA series was published from 1999 to 2006, a Justice Society of America series ran from 2007 to 2011; as part of DC Comics' 2011 relaunch of its entire line of monthly books an unnamed version of the team appears in the Earth 2 Vol 1, Earth 2 World's End, Earth 2: Society. The Justice Society of America first appeared in All Star Comics #3 written by Gardner Fox and edited by Sheldon Mayer during the Golden Age of Comic Books; the team included: Doctor Fate, Hour-Man, the Spectre, the Sandman, the Atom, the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman.

Because some of these characters were published by All-American Publications rather than DC Comics, All-Star Comics #3 is the first inter-company superhero title, as well as the first team-up title. Comics' historian Les Daniels noted that: "This was a great notion, since it offered readers a lot of headliners for a dime, the fun of watching fan favorites interact."The JSA's adventures were written by Gardner Fox as well as by John Broome and Robert Kanigher. The series was illustrated by a legion of artists including: Martin Nodell, Joe Kubert, Jack Kirby, Harry Lampert, Joe Simon, Alex Toth, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Win Mortimer, Bernard Baily, Frank Giacoia, H. G. Peter, Jack Burnley, Lee Elias, Irwin Hasen, Bob Oksner, Paul Reinman, Everett E. Hibbard, Bernard Sachs; the first JSA story featured the team's first meeting, with a framing sequence for each member telling a story of an individual exploit. In the next issue, the team worked together on a common case, but each story from there on still featured the members individually on a mission involving part of the case, banding together in the end to wrap things up.

An in-house rule explicitly laid out on the last page of All Star Comics #5, reprinted on page 206 of All Star Comics Archives Vol. 1, required that whenever a member received his or her own title, that character would leave All Star Comics, becoming an "honorary member" of the JSA. Thus, the Flash was replaced by Johnny Thunder after #6, Green Lantern left shortly thereafter for the same reason. For this reason and Batman were established as being "honorary" members prior to All Star Comics #3. How these two heroes helped found the JSA before becoming honorary members was not explained until DC Special #29 in 1977. Hawkman is the only member to appear in every JSA adventure in the original run of All Star Comics. All Star Comics #8 featured the first appearance of Wonder Woman. Unlike the other characters who had their own titles, she was allowed to appear in the series, but only as the JSA's secretary from #11 onward, did not take part in most adventures until much in the series, she was excluded from the title because of the same rules that had excluded the Flash, Green Lantern and Batman from the title, though in #13 it was claimed she had become an active member.

A fan club for the team called the "Junior Justice Society of America" was introduced in All Star Comics #14. The membership kit included a welcome letter, a badge, a decoder, a four-page comic book, a membership certificate. By All Star Comics #24, a real-world schism between National Comics and All-American Publications—a nominally independent company run by Max Gaines and Jack Liebowitz—had occurred, which resulted in the Detective Comics, Inc. heroes being removed from the title. As a result, the Flash and Green Lantern returned to the team. With issue #27, National Comics bought out Max Gaines' share of All-American and the two companies merged to form Detective Comics, Inc; the JSA roster remained the same for the rest of the series. Gardner Fox left the series with issue #34 with a story that introduced a new super-villain, the Wizard; the Injustice Society first battled the JSA in issue #37 in a tale written by Robert Kanigher. The team's second female member, Black Canary, first helped the

Anne Halkett

Anne Halkett known as Lady Halkett, was a religious writer and autobiographer. Halkett's father Thomas Murray was tutor to King James I's children, he became Provost of Eton College. Her mother, Jane Drummond Murray, was governess to the king's children; when Thomas Murray died, Halkett was educated by her mother. She learned French, medicine, needlework and surgery, her religious education was extensive, she read the Bible, said daily prayers and attended church. Halkett's first romantic relationship was with Thomas Howard. Although Howard was from a distinguished family, he was not wealthy; this meant. Halkett's emotions were caught between the economic difficulties the marriage would result in, the pain and loss of credibility that Howard would suffer if she did not marry him. To prevent Halkett from making an imprudent decision, her mother guarded her by having another person sleep in Halkett's room and forbidding her from seeing Howard again. Rather than disobey her mother, Halkett said goodbye to him.

Her relationship with Howard created a rift between her and her mother that lasted for fourteen months. Although Howard vowed never to marry another woman, he broke this promise. Halkett reported in her writing. Halkett had a relationship with the Royalist Colonel Joseph Bampfield, she collaborated with him in several daring manoeuvres on behalf of the Royalist cause during the English Civil War. They rescued Duke of York, from Parliamentary captivity. Halkett disguised him as a woman to effect his escape to the European continent, commenting in her autobiography that he "was pretty in it." She gave him something to eat and sent him to safety on the continent with a special cake which she knew he liked. Halkett seems to have lived with Bampfield under the promise of marriage. However, Bampfield had been pretending to be a widower and Halkett learned that his wife was alive. Halkett practised medicine in Scotland, she became a governess in the household of Sir James Halkett, a widower with two daughters.

She married him in 1656. During her first pregnancy she wrote The Mother's Will to her Unborn Child. Halkett was married to Sir James for 20 years; when he died she was left with insufficient funds to support her family, made her living by teaching children of nobility in her home. Her financial difficulties eased when James II provided her with a pension for her services to him during the English Civil War; when she died, Halkett left behind 21 folio and quarto manuscript volumes, written between 1644 and the late 1690s. These manuscripts are now housed in the National Library of Scotland. Halkett's writings include an extensive autobiography, religious meditations, Instructions for Youth. For Halkett, writing about what she had read, her dreams, her hopes for her children were a part of her daily domestic devotions as well as for pleasure, her religious writings seem to have been composed over a fifty-five-year period. Halkett's autobiography is a candid record of personal and political events during the English Civil War.

It appears to have been written between 1677 and 1678. In it, Halkett gives a detailed account of her courtships and marriage, it is written with narrative suspense, dialogue is used to capture both Halkett's own emotions and those of her lovers. Instructions for Youth: For the Use of those young Noblemen and Gentleman, whose Education was committed to her Care. Meditations on the twentieth and fifth Psalm Meditations upon the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, mentioned Isaiah XI. 2, 3. As meditations upon Jabez his request... Together with sacramental meditations on the Lords Supper; the Autobiography Memoirs of Anne, Lady Halkett, Ann, Lady Fanshawe "Anne Murray, Lady Halkett". Text of Anne Halkett's Biography Suzanne Trill, "Lady Anne Halkett", The Literary Encyclopedia "Lady Anne Halkett, The Memoirs" Goucher College; the Autobiography of Anne Lady Halkett at Questia Eliana Greenberg and Koren Whipp, "Anne Halkett", Project Continua: Ver. 2

Bob Conley (baseball)

Robert Burns "Bob" Conley is an American former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1958 season. Listed at 6 ft 1 in, 188 lb, he threw right-handed. Conley started two games in the closing weeks of the 1958 season. In his MLB debut, he allowed three earned runs in seven innings of work against the Los Angeles Dodgers but left the game for a pinch hitter trailing, 3–1.. But in his second start, the Chicago Cubs knocked Conley out of the game in the second inning by scoring four runs off him on three singles and a base on balls. All told, in MLB Conley allowed seven runs and nine hits in two starts, giving one walk without strikeouts in 8​1⁄3 innings of work for a 7.56 ERA. He did not have a decision, he played eight years of minor league baseball, all but one game spent in the Phillies' organization, won 68 out of 121 decisions. 1958 Philadelphia Phillies season Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Retrosheet