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Marie, Arkansas

Marie is a town in Mississippi County, United States. The population was 108 at the 2000 census. Marie is located at 35°36′40″N 90°4′58″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 84 people living in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 15.5 % Black and 3.6 % from two or more races. 2.4 % were Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 108 people, 34 households, 26 families living in the town; the population density was 278.0/km². There were 39 housing units at an average density of 100.4/km². The racial makeup of the town was 69.44% White, 29.63% Black or African American, 0.93% from two or more races. There were 34 households out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 26.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.6% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.59. In the town, the population was spread out with 35.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $38,333, the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $40,313 versus $16,750 for females; the per capita income for the town was $12,686. There were 21.9% of families and 19.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 34.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64

Ben Nelson

Earl Benjamin Nelson is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 37th Governor of Nebraska from 1991 to 1999 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 2001 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Nelson was an insurance executive, his first run for office was in 1990, when he narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Governor Kay Orr. He was re-elected by a landslide in 1994, he ran for an open U. S. Senate seat in 1996, losing in an upset to Republican Chuck Hagel, he was elected to Nebraska's other Senate seat in 2000 and was re-elected in 2006. He did not run for a third term in 2012 and left the Senate in 2013. Nelson was one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate voting against his party. Earl Benjamin Nelson was born on May 17, 1941 in southwestern Nebraska, he is the only child of Benjamin Earl Nelson. He earned a B. A. in 1963, an M. A. in 1965, a J. D. in 1970--all from the University of Nebraska. After graduating from law school, Nelson landed a job as assistant general counsel for Central National Insurance Group of Omaha.

After several years in the business, in 1975, he was appointed by the governor as state insurance director. After the administration changed, he returned to work for Central National Insurance as an executive vice president and president. Nelson became involved in state politics. In 1986, Nelson served as state chairman of Democrat Helen Boosalis's gubernatorial campaign, she was mayor of Nebraska. Boosalis was defeated by state treasurer Republican Kay Orr, who captured 53% of the vote to Boosalis' 47%, he ran for his first electoral office in 1990. In the 1990 Nebraska gubernatorial election, Nelson defeated first-term Republican incumbent Kay A. Orr by a margin of 4,030 votes out of over 586,000 votes cast, he was re-elected in 1994 with 74% of the vote – the largest margin of victory for a governor in half a century, despite the national Republican gains that year. During his tenure, Nelson cut spending from the previous administration by 64%, when it was forecast to rise by 13%, he introduced legislation to cut crime through the Safe Streets Act and Juvenile Crime Bill, advocated for low-income families through the Kids Connection health care system, enacted welfare reforms.

He cut taxes for over 400,000 middle income families in Nebraska. As governor, Nelson took some conservative stances on issues in right-leaning Nebraska, he pushed welfare reform before it was done at a national level and opposed President Bill Clinton's efforts on health care. During the 1990 campaign, Nelson attacked Orr's support for a proposed low-level nuclear waste dump in the state. During his tenure, the Nebraska State Department of Environmental Quality denied the dump's application for an operating license, prompting a lawsuit that Nebraska settled for $145 million. Nelson ran for a seat in the U. S. Senate in 1996 when fellow Democrat Jim Exon retired, he was defeated by Republican businessman and Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel in one of the political upsets of 1996. In 1998, Nelson was ineligible to run for re-election because of Nebraska's term-limits law, he was succeeded as governor by the Republican mayor of Lincoln. To date, he is the last Democrat to serve as governor of Nebraska.

Nelson was nominated by the Democrats for the Senate in the 2000 election after his fellow Democrat, incumbent Bob Kerrey, announced his retirement. His opponent was Attorney General Don Stenberg. Nelson won that election with 50.99% of the vote after a campaign in which he spent 50% more than his opponent. Despite pledging to work together and fellow U. S. Senator from Nebraska Chuck Hagel had a somewhat frosty relationship as they were from opposing political parties. Nelson was thought to be in danger of losing his seat in 2006, as it was thought his successor as governor, Mike Johanns, was certain to run against him. S. Secretary of Agriculture. With Johanns' move to Washington, few high-profile Republicans stepped up to run against Nelson, as the state party focused its attention on the governor's race; the Republican nomination was won by a former TD Ameritrade executive. In the general election, Nelson was endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Nebraska Right to Life, Nebraskans United for Life, the U.

S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Nebraska Farmers Union PAC, National Farmers Union PAC, the Veterans of Foreign Wars PAC, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, the Omaha Police Union, all of which are conservative-leaning groups. Nelson defeated Ricketts 64-36%, the highest victory margin for a Democratic Senate candidate in Nebraska since Edward Zorinsky won 66 percent of the vote in his 1982 reelection bid. In doing so, he received the votes of 42% of Republicans and 73% of Independents on top of 96% of those from his own party, he won all but 13 counties in the western part of the state, a surprising feat in heavily Republican Nebraska. Nelson describes himself as "pro-life." In the 2006 election, he was endorsed by Nebraskans United for Life. Nelson expressed strong support for the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House of Representatives' 2009 Affordable Health Care for America Act, which placed limits on taxpayer-funded abortions. However, he lost the support of Nebraska Right to Life after he voted in favor of the Senate's version of health-care legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which did not contain the Stupak language.

In July 2007, fellow Senator

Niklas Lindgren

Kurt Niklas Lindgren, known in the media prior to his arrest as Hagamannen, is a convicted Swedish serial rapist. Lindgren was convicted of nine counts of sexual assault in 2006, two of which were labeled attempted murder, in relation to attacks in the city of Umeå from 1998 to 2005; the attacks were all made outdoors, involved physical violence and in some cases attempts to kill his victims. The nickname "Hagamannen" refers to the area in Umeå named Haga where Lindgren made his first assault. Lindgren was identified and arrested by the Swedish police after they received a tip from the public on March 29, 2006, his DNA matched the DNA secured from the victims. On April 22 Lindgren confessed to six of the assaults. On July 19 he was convicted of eight assaults by the Umeå District Court and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Lindgren appealed to the Upper Norrland Court of Appeal, which on October 2 upheld the district court's sentence plus one case of rape in 2000. Lindgren's appeal to the Supreme Court was not granted.

Lindgren is now on probation after nine years served. On August 22, 2015 he was hit in the head with a golf club. On 13 November 2015, the three suspected attackers were found not guilty of Lindgren's assault. August 1998: a 14-year-old girl is assaulted. 1:20 a.m, 9 May 1999: a 26-year-old woman is raped in a park in Haga. 6 November 1999: three women are assaulted in three different locations in Haga. One of the women is raped. 19 March 2000: a 22-year-old woman is assaulted on Brandmannagatan. 19 March 2000: a 22-year-old woman is assaulted and raped in the university area. The woman died from her injuries and hypothermia. Between 1 and 2 a.m, 10 December 2005: A 51-year-old woman is brutally assaulted and raped at Tegsbron. The woman was injured and fought for her life while her assailant attempted to drag her to the edge of the ice covering the banks of the Ume river and throw her into the icy waters; the perpetrator bit her ear off during the assault, but police were able to locate it by using police dogs, it was reattached at the university hospital.

13–15 December 2005: Two more women are assaulted, one at Tegsbrob and another at the Mimerskolan. It is still not certain; the investigation to find Hagamannen was one of the largest in Sweden. More than 30 policemen worked full-time to catch the serial rapist, but the investigation met some setbacks. For example: The police received a tip from a woman at the university hospital in the year 2000 that a father of a newborn child bore a striking resemblance to the facial composite, but the police dismissed this tip. According to the woman she was told that it was unlikely that the father of a newborn child would be the perpetrator of such crimes; the suspect now in custody was at the university hospital at the time with a newborn child, several assaults took place within the vicinity of the hospital at the time. The police are holding an internal investigation into. With the knowledge that the perpetrator had unusually small feet, the Swedish police attempted to access armed forces records. All Swedish men are required to register with the armed forces, who in turn determine their suitability for military service.

During this selection a physical examination is performed and records are kept in case the need arises for further conscripts. The armed forces refused to allow access. DNA samples are taken from all children in Sweden in order to be used for medical research into hereditary illnesses at the PKU lab; the police wanted to access this database in order to yield a suspect. Some individuals have requested; the suspect was found by forcefully mass DNA testing males in the area. A matching profile was found after 777 tests; the police considered using a plainclothes female police officer in order to draw the perpetrator out, but this idea was discarded since such behaviour on the part of the police would constitute entrapment, not allowed under Swedish law, according to JO Before taking him into custody the police spent some time observing the suspect's daily routine. The suspect liked to spend a lot of time alone in the garage that he built adjacent to his house; the locations that the police mapped out served as a basis for the police interrogation and are therefore to be examined by police forensic technicians.

The facial composite has been a central point of the investigation, its release to the media and general public proved to be what would yield the first suspect in the case. The police are examining one unsolved murder and one death which took place under mysterious circumstances during the time that the Hagamannen was active; the DNA match will be the key evidence in tying the suspect to the crimes at trial. According to media reports, there are several facts in the case which indicate that the man which the police had in custody was the perpetrator: DNA: The Swedish Police and Swedish State Criminalistics Lab secured DNA samples from at least three of the crime scenes; the DNA from the crime scene near the Ume River matched the suspect's DNA. According to the criminalistics lab the probability of error is one in one million samples, which they characterize as a nine on a scale from one to nine

Test Pattern (TV series)

Test Pattern was the first game show on the Canadian television channel MuchMusic in the late from 1989 into the early 1990s. The Music and sound man was Bill St. Amour; the show's announcer was Bill Carroll. It featured Canadian musicians who were prominent at the time. Dan Gallagher hosted the program and it was produced and directed by Sidney M. Cohen; the show was cancelled after two seasons. Reruns air Mondays and Fridays on GameTV. Reruns of episodes from the show's second season aired during the summer of 2003 on MuchMoreMusic; the show was a points-based contest, with the highest scorer winning a grand prize. There were four five-time champions in the first season; these four contestants were deemed the best contestants that season, won trips to Las Vegas, Mexico and Florida. All four participated in a "Tournament of Champions" show in season two, for which the grand prize was a home stereo; the main game featured a "video wall" with a grid of nine windows with television screen facades. Each window concealed other game feature.

In each of the two main rounds, contestants would take turns throwing a fake brick at the game board. Each correct answer added points. Questions in the first main round were worth 10 points, in the second main round were worth 20 points; the board concealed mini-games, which that contestant would play, a "switch" space: This space knocked the player out of the game and switched them with another contestant waiting to play. The most frequent categories are: S*x Things LOSERS/AMERICANS don't know Cold Cash - The contestant is directed to the fridge and picks "Cold", "Colder", or "Coldest" envelope, each revealing a different number of old two-dollar bills, it doesn't mean that "Coldest" has the most two-dollar bills and hence, the help from the entire audience. Switch - The contestant in the deck switches with the contestant who revealed the category. However, the contestant who revealed "switch" will get all the profit; the show had a round featuring a large floor-based game wheel with eight mini-games.

An audience member was selected to lie on the wheel and act as the indicator, the wheel with the audience member was spun once by each contestant who would play the game that resulted. The show had at least two different formats: In one format, the two main rounds were the first two rounds of the game with the board in the second round remaining as it was following the first round. In the second format, the first round was following by the wheel round, it is unknown. The fourth and final round of each game was a lightning round, in which the contestants donned motorcycle-style helmets outfitted with a lightbulb and a button on the forehead. Contestants had to slap the button to ring in; as many questions as possible were asked in the 58-second time limit. The player with the highest score at the end of the round won the grand prize and returned on the next episode. If there was a tie between two players, a tie-breaker question was asked. Among the mini-games played were: Pablo's Hands - The contestant would be blindfolded and have to identify a slimy substance on Pablo's hands by smell, touch and/or taste.

The Hairy Back Brothers - A pair of large hirsute men would take off their shirts, revealing hairy backs with several band-aids on them. The contestant had to reveal a reward or penalty; the labels on the game wheel, which resulted in random questions or challenges, were: Test Drive The Steve Show – contestants who were named Steve Dan's Choice - The host gets to choose any mini-game on the wheel Spinner Winner - The audience member in the wheel wins "The Official Test Pattern 2-Slice Toaster" Going Going - The Contestant will choose an X Y or Z envelope. Dan will ask a question. A correct answer keeps them in the game. A wrong answer means. Guts - The contestant is directed to a diagram of the human anatomy. On the diagram are 3 envelopes, each labeled with a different category. Free Lunch Dance Break - Contestants must perform an aerobic dance and the best dancer wins points Top 40 - The host is handed a record with a question on it. Dan asks the contestant the question and if they get it correct, they win points and the record.

If the contestant answers incorrectly, they still get the record. Mystery Potato Head - The contestant smashes one of 5 potatoes with a hammer to reveal a prize or point value hidden inside. Goofs, Goofs Paper Boy Human Pinata - A staffer wears a ski-doo helmet, a neck brace, safety goggles climbs to the top of a ladder, they hang a brown paper bag from their neck and wait for the host to ask the blindfolded contestant a question. If the contestant answers correct, they are given a cardboard tube to swing at the "pinata", where they can win the treats inside the bag. Bowl & Win - The contestant is directed to a six-pin bowling

Merwin Coad

Merwin Coad is a former Democratic U. S. Representative from Iowa's 6th congressional district for six years, serving from January 1957 to January 1963, his election snapped the Republican Party's fourteen-year hold on every U. S. House seat from Iowa. Born in Cawker City, Coad moved with his parents to a farm near Auburn, Nebraska, he graduated from high school in Auburn in 1941. He attended Peru State Teachers College in Peru, Nebraska in 1941 and 1942, Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma from 1942 to 1944, graduated from Texas Christian University at Fort Worth, Texas in 1945, he studied at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He was ordained to the ministry of Disciples of Christ Church, in Boone, Iowa, in 1945, he served as associate minister in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1948 and 1949, as a Minister at Lenox, Iowa from 1949 to 1951, as a Minister in Boone, from 1951 to 1956. In 1956, Coad ran as a Democrat against six-term incumbent Republican Congressman James I. Dolliver. Coad's initial margin of victory was 83 votes out of over 129,000 votes cast.

Dolliver tried and failed to convince the U. S. House to overturn the election. Coad would win re-election twice; the 1960 census caused Iowa to lose a seat in Congress, the 1961 Iowa Legislature's resulting reapportionment placed parts of the old 6th congressional district into several districts. Coad's home county was included in Iowa's 5th congressional district, represented since 1959 by popular fellow Democrat Neal Smith. There were reports that Coad was considering a 1962 bid for either the Senate or the Iowa governorship. However, on June 8, 1961, Coad only 36, announced that he was withdrawing from politics, effective at the end of his current term. Coad gave no reasons. However, it was soon front-page news that the former minister had obtained an Alabama divorce from his Iowa wife in March 1961 without first notifying her, that in May 1961, Coad had married Carol Peters, a member of his staff who had just obtained a Nevada divorce from Coad's executive assistant, she received a raise, making her his highest-paid staffer.

Meanwhile, stories of Coad's financial problems, including gambling debts, losses from his grain market investments, were published in the Des Moines Register and Time Magazine. Before his term ended in 1962, Coad weighed a way to run again for the U. S. House, considered moving to Carroll County and running for the seat in the 7th congressional district held by thirteen-term Representative Ben F. Jensen. In the end, however, he stayed out of the 1962 race. Coad's congressional service, which began on January 3, 1957, ended on January 3, 1963. In July 1963 Coad began working in the Kennedy Administration as a $75-per-day consultant for the Agency for International Development's office of material resources. However, when Iowa Senator Bourke Hickenlooper — serving as the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — learned of this, he contacted the head of the agency and raised an objection, based on what he described as Coad's "background and history and utter lack of qualifications for the job."

Coad resigned the next day, flew to Iowa to blast his critics. Coad became involved in real estate lending in the Washington D. C. area, but by the late 1960s he faced at least one civil suit, a grand jury investigation. In one civil suit U. S. District Court Judge John Sirica enjoined Coad from foreclosing on the plaintiff's home stating, "This is a racket... That's all it is, just a racket."By the early 1980s, Coad was speaking at free seminars, marketed in newspaper advertisements with the headline, "You Can Buy Real Estate with $10 Down and Become Wealthy in your Spare Time." One such ad stated that Coad was "America's most effective and dynamic instructor on real estate and is the foremost consultant on no money down purchasing techniques."He is a resident of Washington, D. C. and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, now promotes on-line training courses in real estate investing. United States Congress. "Merwin Coad". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

Randle T. Moore

Randle Thomas Moore, Sr. was an eminent figure in the development of northwestern Louisiana during the latter part of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Moore is best known to Louisiana history, of which he was a keen student, for a physical confrontation that he had on the streets of downtown Shreveport with the legendary Huey Pierce Long, Jr. Of humble origin, Randle Moore was born to John Milton Moore and Jennie Elizabeth Mooring, both Tennessee natives, his father was a farmer. He worked for others in the area at times for as little as fifty cents a day. In his thirteenth year, Randle raised an eight-bale cotton crop on his own, used the proceeds to take a course at Draughon's Business College in Texarkana, Arkansas; the skills he acquired there, along with his natural acumen and experience, would serve him for the rest of his life. At sixteen, Moore found work in Texarkana, Texas, as a clerk in a general store, where he stayed for three years. Following his clerical work and his colleague Oliver K.

High founded the Moore-High Shoe Company in Texarkana, in which he maintained a controlling interest for many years. In 1900, Moore married the former Martha Susan Frost, the daughter and sister of eminent Arkansas lumbermen Enoch Wesley Frost and Edwin Ambrose Frost. Randle and Susie had four children: Wesley Frost Moore, Virginia Elizabeth Moore Lewis, Edwin Ambrose Moore, Randle Thomas Moore, Jr. In 1901, Moore organized the Sabine Lumber Company in a community in Sabine Parish; the town only had about 275 inhabitants, had been incorporated but two years earlier. As a result of his prominence in running the Frost Sawmill there, he served as mayor, his interest in lumber was the direct result his marriage to Susan Martha Frost, whose father had founded the Frost-Trigg Lumber Company and the Frost-Johnson Lumber Company. Moore subsequently became the president of the board of the company after the convalescence and death of his father-in-law. By 1905, Moore had left his father-in-law's company and taken over management of the DeSoto Land & Lumber Company, relocating his family to Mansfield, taking a seat on the DeSoto Parish Police JuryHe had other business interests too, including the fledgling Kansas City Southern Railway, which acquired the Louisiana and Arkansas Railroad.

In addition, he founded and operated the Commercial Building Company until 1956. He was the vice president of both the City Savings Bank and Trust and the newly founded Commercial National Bank in Shreveport, he never forgot his roots in the lumber trade and served as vice president of the Peavy-Byrnes Lumber Company, vice president of the Peavy-Moore Lumber Company, vice president of the Peavy-Wilson Lumber Company, vice president of the Bank of Commerce and Trust Company at Mansfield, vice President of the K. N.& W. Railway, vice president of the Sabine Neches Valley Railway, vice president of the Christie & Eastern Railway, vice president of the Louisiana State Life Insurance Company and director of L. H. Gilmer Company of Louisiana, Inc. director of the Caddo-DeSoto Cotton Oil Company, receiver for the Baird Company Department Store. Moore served as a member of the board of trustees of the former Mansfield Female College and Methodist-affiliated Centenary College in Shreveport, he served as president of the Shreveport chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, the president of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, president of the Desoto Parish Police Jury, financial director of the Louisiana State Southern Methodist Conference, director of Shreveport YMCA as well as director of the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home orphanage in Ruston, the seat of Lincoln Parish.

Moore donated his stately home, constructed in 1920 with the use of Swiss craftsmen, at the southeast corner of Kings Highway and Fairfield Avenue to the City of Shreveport, which converted it into the Randle T. Moore Community Center. Moore's friend James C. Gardner, the mayor of Shreveport from 1954 to 1958, recalls that Moore asked him to spare some nearby oak trees from being razed to accommodate the widening of Kings Highway. Gardner said that his efforts to maintain the trees "established a trust with him, shortly to manifest itself." Gardner explained that Moore agreed that upon his death or the passing of Mrs. Moore, whichever occurred last, the home would be donated to the city as a community center provided that parking could be procured "without destroying the beauty of the house and the land."