Marlon Jackson

Marlon David Jackson is an American entertainer and dancer. Jackson was a member of the Jackson 5, is the sixth child of the Jackson family. Marlon David Jackson was born on March 12, 1957 in Gary, Indiana to Joseph and Katherine Jackson as the sixth child of the Jackson family. Marlon's twin brother, died within 24 hours of their birth. Marlon and his twin brother were several weeks premature. Marlon attended Cal Prep in Encino and graduated in 1975. While Marlon was still a child, his older brothers Jackie and Jermaine formed an early incarnation of what would become the Jackson 5. Marlon and younger brother Michael soon joined the group as percussionists. In the early years of the group, Marlon had trouble keeping up with dance steps. While Michael was more of a natural, Marlon had to work a little harder. However, through his perseverance, he became a proficient singer, producer, a dancer, where he is known for being the main choreographer behind many of the group's signature dance routines such as the Funk Shovel and what is known as the Jackson Point Dance.

To this day, all of the brothers always call him the "Dancingest Jackson", a term he came up with when Carol Burnett asked them to come up with nicknames that describe their personalities and all the brothers agreed. On the Jackson 5's "Up on the Housetop" from their Christmas album, Michael sings describing what each brother wants for Christmas; when he goes to Marlon, he says: Marlon wears his shoes so thin/he went through his socks again/he's always dancing as you know. And Marlon replies: So bring me some shoes with lots of soul. In Michael's 1988 book Moonwalk, he would say of Marlon: Marlon was, is, one of the most determined people I've met. He, was a real joker and prankster, he used to be the one who'd always get in trouble in the early days because he'd be out of step or miss a note, but, far from true later. While brothers Michael and Jermaine were the main attractions of the group, all five Jackson brothers sang lead spots on various songs. Marlon's voice can noticeably be heard on "Feelin' Alright", "Little Bitty Pretty One", "Corner of the Sky".

He took a more prominent singing role on the 1973 G. I. T.: Get It Together album in the last minutes of the song "Mama I Gotta Brand New Thing". A dispute with Motown led to the group's split from the label in 1976, whereupon they signed with Epic Records. After the departure of Jermaine and inclusion of youngest brother Randy in the move, the group was forced to change their name to "the Jacksons". All of the brothers took a more active role in their music and Marlon filled in for Jermaine's vocal parts when they performed the old Jackson 5 songs on stage. On the debut Jacksons albums, Marlon sang lead spots on "Strength of a Man" and "Man of War." However, the Destiny and Triumph albums returned the brothers to the top of the pop charts. In the finale of Triumph Marlon shared a duet with brother Michael, titled "Give it Up"; the return of Jermaine to the group in 1983, after their reunited performance at Motown 25, led to the Victory album and tour in 1984. For Victory, Marlon wrote and sang his first solo lead on the single "Body".

In the music video for the single, Marlon can be seen riding a motorcycle and leading a troupe of dancers. Despite the success of both the album and tour, monetary problems and rumored clashes among the brothers led to the collapse of the Jacksons as a group. Michael announced his exit from the group at the end of the tour, while Marlon stunned family members by announcing his split a year later; this left the Jacksons as a quartet of Jackie, Tito and Randy for their final album, 2300 Jackson Street, although Michael and Marlon joined their brothers on the album's title single. In 1987, Marlon released his debut solo album Baby Tonight, it featured the number-two R&B hit "Don't Go", which he performed to an enthusiastic audience on The Late Show with Arsenio Hall. During the show, he was interviewed by Arsenio, said: I've always wanted to do a solo album and I've always wanted to pursue a solo career. I feel that God has a time for everybody and I think that this is my time. Unlike his brothers, after his brief brush with solo stardom, Marlon embarked on a career outside of show business, becoming a successful real estate agent in Southern California.

He was part owner of the Black Family Channel, a cable network designed to bring family-friendly programming to the Black community. Marlon joined his brothers on stage when the Jacksons were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2001, he reunited with his brothers to perform as the Jacksons during Michael's 30th-anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden, he was part of the reality series, The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, in 2009. His brothers and he have been performing off and on since 2012. In August 1975, 18-year-old Jackson married his girlfriend, Carol Ann Parker, whom he met in New Orleans during one of the Jacksons' tours. Jackson and Parker have three children: Valencia Caroline Jackson Brittny Shauntee Jackson Marlon David Jackson, Jr. Marlon and Carol have six grandchildren: The two from Valencia are: Noah Laniak and Sophia Laniak; the four from Brittny are: Phoenix Sanchez, Savanna Bella Sanchez, Summer Blue Sanchez and Scout Brittny Sanchez. On July 7, 2009, he and his family offered their final eulogies for Michael, saying he was the "soul" of the family, breaking down as he tearfully addressed the crowd

Bob Katter Sr.

Robert Cummin Katter was an Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1966 to 1990, representing the National Party. He served as Minister for the Army in the McMahon Government from 1971 to 1972, his sons Bob Katter Jr. and Carl Katter as well as grandson Robbie have been involved in politics. Katter was born in Brisbane, Queensland, to a Maronite Catholic Lebanese father and an Australian mother, he has been described as a cousin of the Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran. His father was one of the two-dozen original investors in the airline Qantas, he was raised and educated "probably by the nuns" in Cloncurry and at Mount Carmel College in Charters Towers. He resided at St Leo's College. With the outbreak of World War II, he served in the Australian Army as a lieutenant from 1940 and was promoted to captain in 1942. In July 1942 his service was terminated on grounds of ill health, he was proprietor of the local drapery business, menswear store and picture theatre in Cloncurry, Queensland.

One of his first actions in taking over the cinema was to remove the steel railings which separated the Aboriginal patrons from other cinema-goers, to remove the hard chairs, so that everyone was forced to share the canvas seats reserved for European Australians. Katter served on Cloncurry Shire Council for over twenty years, he was a Councillor from 1946 to 1967 and was its Chairman from 1948 to 1951 and again from 1964 to 1967. Katter married his first wife, Mabel Horn, in 1943, they were married until she died in 1971. Bob Jr, Norman and Geraldine are his children - in that order - from his first marriage. Katter remarried in 1976 to Joycelyn Steel. Carl and Bernadette are his children - in that order - from his second marriage. Katter was at one time a member of the Australian Labor Party and a union delegate on the Brisbane wharves and had a long history of active unionism prior to his entry into public life. Bob Katter Sr. was a member of the executive of the State Service Union in Queensland and was a member of the executive of the tally clerks division of the Federated Clerks' Union of Australia in Queensland.

He left the Labor Party in 1957, when the Queensland Labor Party split from the federal party, running under that party's banner for the state seat of Flinders in that year's state election. He joined the Liberal Party. In 1966, he joined the Country Party the National Party, won Country preselection for Kennedy, a rural seat in northern Queensland. On paper, he faced daunting odds; the seat had been in Labor hands for all but two terms since Federation, it had been one of the few country seats in which Labor did well. At the time of the election, Labor held the seat with a 13 percent majority. However, Katter won on the third count, after a Democratic Labor Party candidate's preferences flowed to him, allowing him to take the seat on a 15 percent swing, becoming only the second non-Labor member to win it. A 1969 redistribution cut out Labor-voting Bowen, replacing it with conservative-leaning Charters Towers; this allowed him to consolidate his hold on the seat, he became the first non-Labor candidate in four decades to win a primary vote majority in Kennedy.

He would not face another serious contest again until 1987, the first time since his initial run for the seat that he failed to win enough primary votes to retain the seat outright. He retired in 1990, he was Minister for the Army from February 1972 to the McMahon government's defeat at the December 1972 election. From 1976 to 1983, he was Chairman of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Road Safety and was a strong advocate for the introduction of random breath-testing in Queensland and other states in which it had not been implemented, he served as Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade. He served two terms as Australian Parliamentary representative to the United Nations. Katter was appointed by the Australian Tourist Commission as an ambassador to the United States for tourism after the success of the film "Crocodile" Dundee there in 1986, he played a major role in establishing the Stockman's Hall of Fame at Longreach and was its founding chairman.

He chose not to contest the 24 March 1990 election, he retired when the Parliament was dissolved on 19 February. He died a month a week before the election, he was survived by his second wife, two sons and a daughter from his first marriage, two sons and a daughter from his second marriage. Despite his many years as a member of the Country/National Party, he was said to have lived and died a Labor man. Indeed, he retained elements of 1950s Labor policies in his platform, including opposition to neoliberalism. Several of his descendants have entered into Australian politics. Robert Carl "Bob" Katter Jr, son of Bob Katter Sr, is the current federal member for Kennedy and leader of Katter's Australian Party. Carl Katter, son of Bob Katter Sr, 2016 Australian Labor Party candidate for the federal seat of Higgins in Victoria. Robbie Katter, grandson of Bob Katter Sr and son of Bob Katter Jr, became the first member of Katter's Australian Party elected to the Queensland State Parliament


Broutona is an uninhabited volcanic island located near the northern end of the southern Kuril Islands chain in the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Its name is derived from William Robert Broughton, a British ship captain who charted many of the Kuril Islands during his voyages during the 18th century, its original Ainu name was Makanruru, which translates to "island in a strong current". Broutona is circular, with an area of 7 square kilometres It is located 17 kilometres to the northwest of the twin islands of Chirpoy and Brat Chirpoyev; the island consists of a dormant or extinct stratovolcano, which rises to 801 metres above sea level. The mountain has not erupted in historic times; the island has steep cliff sides, which can reach heights of 274 m and no sandy beaches, making landing difficult and dangerous in calm weather. These cliffs are weak and are eroded by the sea. Broutona appears to have never been inhabited, it appears on an official map showing the territories of Matsumae Domain, a feudal domain of Edo period Japan dated 1644, these holdings were confirmed by the Tokugawa shogunate in 1715.

Subsequently claimed by the Empire of Russia, sovereignty passed to Russia under the terms of the Treaty of Shimoda, but was returned to the Empire of Japan per the Treaty of Saint Petersburg along with the rest of the Kuril islands. The island was administered as part of Uruppu District of Nemuro Subprefecture of Hokkaidō. After World War II, the island came under the control of the Soviet Union, is now administered as part of the Sakhalin Oblast of the Russian Federation. In the spring and summer northern fulmar and fork-tailed storm petrel nest on the island. List of volcanoes in Russia "Oceandots: Broutona". Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2010-05-25. Gorshkov, G. S. Volcanism and the Upper Mantle Investigations in the Kurile Island Arc. Monographs in geoscience. New York: Plenum Press, 1970. ISBN 0-306-30407-4 Krasheninnikov, Stepan Petrovich, James Greive; the History of Kamtschatka and the Kurilski Islands, with the Countries Adjacent. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1963. Rees, David.

The Soviet Seizure of the Kuriles. New York: Praeger, 1985. ISBN 0-03-002552-4 Takahashi and Masahiro Ōhara. Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin. Bulletin of the Hokkaido University Museum, no. 2-. Sapporo, Japan: Hokkaido University Museum, 2004