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Lynnwood, Washington

Lynnwood is a city in Snohomish County, United States. The city is part of the Seattle metropolitan area and is located 16 miles north of Seattle and 13 miles south of Everett, near the junction of Interstate 5 and Interstate 405, it is the fourth-largest city in Snohomish County, with a population of 35,836 in the 2010 U. S. census. Lynnwood is a suburban bedroom community for Seattle and Bellevue, it has one of the largest concentrations of retailers in the region, anchored by the Alderwood Mall and businesses along major streets. The city has a community college, a convention center, a major transit center, located in the developing city center; the Lynnwood area was logged and settled by homesteaders in the late 19th century and early 20th century, including the development of Alderwood Manor as a planned farming community. Lynnwood, named for the wife of a realtor, emerged in the late 1940s around the intersection of Highway 99 and 196th Street Southwest; the city was incorporated on April 23, 1959, grew into a suburban hub in the years following the completion of Interstate 5 and Interstate 405.

Alderwood Mall opened in 1979 and spurred the transformation of eastern Lynnwood into a retail and office district. Prior to contact with American settlers, the Snohomish tribe of Native Americans used the area of modern-day Lynnwood for summertime activities, including hunting, berry gathering, root cultivation; the Snohomish were relocated to the Tulalip reservation, near modern-day Marysville, after the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855, opening the area for American settlement. Brown's Bay, part of Puget Sound, modern-day Meadowdale were surveyed by American loggers in 1859. Logging on Brown's Bay began in 1860, the first American settlers arrived in the 1880s. Scottish-born stonemason Duncan Hunter became the area's first white resident in 1889, filing an 80-acre land claim on modern-day 36th Avenue Southwest after moving west from Wisconsin; the claim was inherited by Hunter's son Basil, who lived on the property until his death in 1982. Hunter was joined to the east by a claim from William Morrice, a fellow stonemason from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Settlers from Pennsylvania homesteaded along Cedar Valley, to the south of Hunter and Morrice, near Scriber Lake in 1888, leading to the establishment of the area's first schoolhouse in 1895. During the early 20th century, the Lynnwood area was logged by private companies and mill operators, leaving behind plots with tree stumps; the arrival of the Seattle–Everett Interurban Railway in 1910 brought reliable transportation to the area, as well as real estate speculators. The Puget Mill Company the largest landowner in southern Snohomish County, established the planned community of "Alderwood Manor" in 1917 and marketed the area to urban dwellers wishing to build farms in the countryside. Alderwood Manor, located near an Interurban station, gained streets named for tree species and was divided into 5-to-10-acre plots that sold for $200 per acre. A 30-acre "demonstration farm" was built to educate new residents on raising crops and chickens, as well as market the Alderwood Manor plots to "Little Landers", a nickname for the new residents.

Alderwood Manor grew to over 1,463 people and 200,000 hens by 1922, had electricity and telephone services to most of its residents. The Puget Mill Company leased out its demonstration farm in 1933 and ceased operations at Alderwood Manor in the decade, amid declining sales during the Great Depression. At the same time, the opening of the Pacific Highway in 1927 and the decline of Interurban service in the 1930s shifted the center of economic growth west near Scriber Lake. Seattle realtor Karl O'Brien filed a plat along Highway 99 at 196th Street Southwest in 1937, naming the development "Lynnwood" after his wife Lynn. Nearby businesses adopted the name during the 1940s, leading to the formal use of "Lynnwood" by the chamber of commerce in 1946, instead of the suggested "West Alderwood". Lynnwood gained its first post office in 1948, after a successful lobbying campaign by the Lynnwood Commercial Club to the federal Post Office Department. Throughout the early 1950s, Lynnwood saw slow residential development, in part because of the lack of sewers and other municipal services.

In 1956, a committee to study incorporating Lynnwood as a city was formed, proposing an area of 6.7 square miles and population of 10,744 for the new city. A petition to incorporate was signed by 600 voters and submitted early the following year, proposing a 6-square-mile city. An incorporation measure was put before voters on the November 1958, failing by a narrow margin of 890 to 848 votes. A second attempt at incorporation, with a revised size of three square miles and population of 6,000, was approved by a 2-to-1 margin on April 14, 1959; the successful incorporation was credited in part to the movement of dilapidated homes and structures from the right of way of Interstate 5, a freeway to be built through Alderwood Manor, into the Lynnwood area at the behest of the county government. Realtor Jack Bennett was elected the city's first mayor, the city council first met on April 20; the city charter was approved by the county commissioners on April 23, 1959, marking Lynnwood's official incorporation as a third-class city.

Two years after incorporation, the young city was mired in a legal dispute with neighboring Edmonds over the annexation of the Browns Bay area, resolved in an out-of-court settlement. Lynnwood b

Teodor Keko

Teodor Keko was an Albanian writer and politician. Keko was born in the Albanian capital, Tirana, on 2 September 1958, to cinematographer parents Endri and Xhanfize Keko, he studied in Tirana, Albania. In 1979 he started his studies for Albanian language and literature in the University of Tirana, where he graduated in 1983. During his studies he met his wife Xhulieta, who studied English language and literature and became a primary school teacher, her parents were served among others in China and Algeria. The couple have two sons, born in the 1980s. Keko worked as a journalist for the literary newspaper Drita; when the Stalinist system dissolved in early'90s, Keko joined the opposition movement and the main opposition party, the Democratic Party of Albania, was elected to Albanian parliament in March 1992. He became critical of the newly elected Albanian President, Sali Berisha, whom he accused of authoritarianism, he and six others were expelled from the Democratic Party in August 1993 and, with two others who voluntarily left the party, formed the Democratic Alliance Party.

Keko wrote for popular daily newspaper Koha Jonë criticizing the first post-communist government, became editor of the Democratic Alliance Party newspaper Aleanca and of the weekly cultural and artistic magazine Aks. Together with the Albanian journalist Arben Kallamata he founded the "Independent League of Journalists", they were involved in the foundation of the Albanian section of the Association of European Journalists. On March 10, 1994 Teodor Keko was assaulted by two men with brass knuckles outside his Tirana apartment and injured. Keko blamed the then-government of being behind the attack. After Keko died in 2002 his wife and children moved to the Netherlands. In his honor a street in Tirana was renamed "Rruga Teodor Keko". For several years, Keko contributed to Albanian politics, from 1992-1996 he was a member of parliament, first for the Democratic Party and, from August 1993 for the Democratic Alliance Party. Teodor Keko began publishing his first works in the 1980s when he became famous for his short stories.

Keko died aged 43, shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The well-known Albanian writer and diplomat Besnik Mustafaj, gave the last speech. Among other things he said: His first major work, the novel Loja, was praised, his other works include at least fifteen volumes of poetry, novels and short stories. The novel Lajmëtarja e vdekjeve, was written during the political regime change, his last work, Hollësira fatale, was a bestseller in Albania in 2001. The works of Teodor Keko are being translated into English by Robert Elsie; the young Albanian director Eno Milkani based the script of his upcoming movie Shenjtorja on Keko's Dymbëdhjetë shenjtorë, një profet dhe disa njerëz. According to Milkani, Keko's characters are "products of a hopeless society but with a nobility that blossoms only within them who have gone through a totalitarian system." His major works list includes:Prose Loja, Tirana: "Naim Frashëri", 1990. OCLC 441824688. Lajmëtarja e vdekjeve, 1991 Pretenca, Tirana: Albin, 1994.

OCLC 35559302. Shënimet e një gruaje, 1995 Dymbëdhjetë shenjtorë, një profet dhe disa njerëz, Tirana: 1997. OCLC 37560794. Prostituta, Tirana: 1997. OCLC 37574363. Made in Albania, Tirana: Albin, 1998. OCLC 44934220. Hollësira fatale, 2001. OCLC 52979389. Poetry Pas provimeve, 1983 Fjala fishkëllen, 1987 Zemra nuk është këmishë, 1990 Unë të kam dashur, por…, 1996 E të tjera, e të tjera…, satirical poem, 1997 Poezi, collection of poetry, 2005 Beside national prizes and awards, a street in Tirana is named after him, "Teodor Keko", since 2005; the Prestige magazine published in Thessaloniki, has established an annual prize for the short story writers named after him since 2002. 1981. Second prize from the Hosteni magazine yearly competition, for Si mund të kthehet dardha në gorricë, sketch 1982. Second prize from the Hosteni magazine yearly competition, for Një shfaqje e huaj, feuilleton 1982. First prize from the Studenti newspaper, for Cikël me poezi 1982. Third prize from the annual Nëntori magazine competition, for Cikël me poezi 1987.

Second prize from the Hosteni magazine yearly competition, for Shtatë mrekullitë e menysë, sketch 1987. First prize from the Zëri i Rinisë newspaper, for Kongres fitimtarësh, poem 1988. Third prize from the annual Nëntori magazine competition, for Zhgënjim, novelette 1989. Prize of encouragement from the "Konkursi kombëtar i 45-vjetorit të Çlirimit", for Pretenca, novel 1996. First prize from the "Velija" journalism competition, for Kriza e vlerave, publicistics 1998. "Penda e Argjendtë" prize, from the annual competition of the Ministry of Culture of Albania, for Made in Albania, collection of short stories 1998. First prize from "Soror" journalism competition, for "……………..", analysis 1989. "Naim Frashëri" Order, from the Presidium of the Kuvendi Popullor i Republikës Socialiste të Shqipërisë 2007. Medal "Për merita

Hugh Whittow

Hugh Whittow is a British newspaper editor. Whittow worked for the Western Telegraph and the South Wales Echo, before moving to London to work on the London Evening News, the Daily Star. In the mid-1980s, he joined The Sun. In October 1986, Whittow became one of the first journalists to report that Queen singer Freddie Mercury could be suffering from AIDS, just a couple of months after his final live performance with the band at Knebworth Park. Whittow approached Mercury at Heathrow Airport. Mercury denied. In 1987, Whittow travelled to Spain with a brief to purchase a donkey, due to be beaten as part of a fiesta, send it to a sanctuary in the UK. However, a Daily Star journalist achieved this before him, his newspaper taunted The Sun over this in a front-page story. Soon after, Whittow returned to the Star. Whittow became deputy editor of the Daily Star, edited the Daily Star Sunday from its launch until 2003 became Deputy Editor of the Daily Express. In February 2011, he was promoted to become Editor of the paper.

He retired from his role at the Express at the beginning of March 2018


Sphaeridium is a genus of beetles in the family Hydrophilidae, the water scavenger beetles. They occur in Europe, some species have been introduced to North America; the adults are 4 to 7.5 millimeters long. They have short antennae with hairy clubs at the tips; these beetles live in cow dung. The adults feed on the dung and other organic matter, but the beetle larvae are predators of the maggots of the flies that breed in the dung, such as the face fly. Two or more Sphaeridium beetle species may coexist in one pat, the larvae may feed on each other; the female beetle deposits several eggs encased in a cocoon. Species include: Sphaeridium bimaculatum Sphaeridium bipunctatum Sphaeridium bipustulatum Sphaeridium inquinatum Sphaeridium lunatum Sphaeridium marginatum Sphaeridium pellucidum Sphaeridium plagiatum Sphaeridium punctiforme Sphaeridium rubrum Sphaeridium ruficolle Sphaeridium rufipes Sphaeridium scarabaeoides Sphaeridium substriatum Sphaeridium testudineum Sphaeridium vaccarium Otronen, M. & Hanski, I..

Movement patterns in Sphaeridium: differences between species and feeding and breeding individuals. Journal of Animal Ecology 52, 663-680

Palazzo Cavalli alle Porte Contarine

The Palazzo Cavalli alle Porte Contarine called the Palazzo Cavalli agli Eremitani is a Renaissance-style palace located at the intersection of Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi and Via Giacomo Matteotti in Padua, region of Veneto, Italy. In 2019, it is owned by the University of Padua and houses the University's collections of geology and paleontology in the Museo della Natura e dell’Uomo. Located away from the city center, the palace was constructed in the 1560s, commissioned by Marino Cavalli the elder, a Venetian ambassador. Notable in the palace's history was that in 1585, it was the site of the infamous murder of Vittoria Accoramboni, the widow of the Duke of Bracciano; the intrigues in her life became the basis for the Jacobean play by John Webster titled The White Devil. The palace was extensively refurbished in at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on the initiative of Federico Cavalli and his wife Elisabetta Duodo. At the end of the eighteenth century the property passed to the son of the last representative of the family, Giacomo Bollani, whose heirs sold it to the state, who used it as a customs office.

In 1892, it was used to house the University of Padua's Application School for Engineers and from 1932 the collections and the Institute of Geology, today the Department of Geosciences were moved here. The interiors have elegant fresco decoration; the ground floor frescoes, depicting the mythologic and biblical episodes are attributed to Michele Primon. There are scenes of an deer hunt in the Sala della Caccia; the staircase has frescoes depicting the ascent of the arts to Apollo, painted by Antonio Felice Ferrari and Giacomo Parolini. The main salon in the piano nobile was decorated by Louis Dorigny; the original ceiling fresco was repainted in the late 19th century with a fresco depicting the Triumph of Science and Technology

TCU Institute of Child Development

The KP Institute of Child Development is a not-for-profit organization based within the College of Science and Engineering at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. It strives to help children overcome the harmful effects of early abuse or neglect. ICD trains students, parents and professionals about the complex needs of these children and promotes research-based interventions to help children overcome social and emotional problems stemming from developmental impairments. ICD was formed in 2005 by Karyn Purvis and David Cross. ICD does not offer counseling services directly to parents. Instead, it offers research and educational resources to help parents and professionals who serve at-risk and high-risk children. Many children act out with aggression and have difficulty attaching and bonding because of deep-rooted fears; when a child’s needs are not met in a consistent, appropriate way, the child views the world as unsafe and trusts no one. This pervasive fear causes profound changes in a child's brain biochemistry.

Based on more than a decade of research, ICD developed the Trust-Based Relational Intervention methodology, which has proven effective for children who have suffered developmental impairments due to trauma and abuse, including children who are adopted or fostered and children diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders. ICD’s intervention is based on empirical data gathered by measuring stress hormones and neurotransmitter levels linked with violent behavior and other psychological and behavioral problems. Intervention with children at summer camp resulted in dramatic lowering of the stress hormone, that in turn, led to enhanced learning and language. Professional training in ICD’s unique, holistic Trust-Based Relational Intervention model; the Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, a book by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph. D. David R. Cross, Ph. D. and Wendy Lyons Sunshine. Available in English and Romanian; the “Healing Families” video series, which offers practical tips and insights addressing the special needs of these children.

The Hope Connection summer camp, which serves as a research platform and a place where children and their parents learn how to create an environment for healing. International adoption Attachment disorderHypervigilanceInstitutionalization Institute of Child Development website The Connected Child on