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Mary Beth Hurt

Mary Beth Hurt is an American actress of stage and screen. She is a three-time Tony Award-nominated actress. Notable films in which Hurt has appeared include Interiors, The World According to Garp, The Age of Innocence, Six Degrees of Separation, she has collaborated with her husband, filmmaker Paul Schrader, in such films as Light Sleeper and Affliction. Hurt was born Mary Beth Supinger in 1946 in Marshalltown, the daughter of Delores Lenore and Forrest Clayton Supinger, her childhood babysitter was actress Jean Seberg a Marshalltown native. Hurt studied drama at the University of Iowa and at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. Hurt made her New York stage debut in 1974, she was nominated for three Tony Awards for her Broadway performances in Trelawny of the Wells, Crimes of the Heart, Benefactors. Hurt made her film debut in Woody Allen's dramatic film Interiors as Joey, the second of three sisters dealing with the emotional fallout of a family's disintegration and their mother's descent into mental illness.

Other film roles include Laura in Chilly Scenes of Winter. Hurt played Jean Seberg, in voiceover, in Mark Rappaport's 1995 documentary From the Journals of Jean Seberg. Hurt was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance in 2006 movie The Dead Girl. For her role in Crimes of the Heart she was nominated for a BAFTA Drama Desk Award and earned an Obie Award. Hurt was married to actor William Hurt from 1971 to 1981, she married writer/film director Paul Schrader in 1983. They have a son, she is close friends with fellow actor Glenn Close. Mary Beth Hurt on IMDb Mary Beth Hurt at the Internet Broadway Database Mary Beth Hurt at Internet Off-Broadway Database Profile at Internet Theatre Database

Susanville, Oregon

Susanville is an unincorporated community in Grant County, United States, in the Blue Mountains about two miles up Elk Creek from Galena. The place is now considered a ghost town. Susanville was where Galena is now. Susanville post office was established in 1888, but was moved by miners two miles up Elk Creek in 1901, Galena post office replaced the one at Susanville's original location; the story goes that the miners of the "New Susanville" stole the post office, including its mailboxes, canceling stamp, inkpad. The Susanville office ran until 1952. In 1913, the 80-oz Armstrong Nugget was found in the Susanville area. Susanville only had one street. In its heyday, the camp had a ten-stamp stamp mill; as many as 1000 miners would come to town on Saturday nights. List of ghost towns in Oregon Historic image of Susanville from In Search of History Expeditions Images of Susanville from ghosttowngallery.com

Sucker Bait

"Sucker Bait" is a science fiction novella by American writer Isaac Asimov. It was first serialized in the February and March 1954 issues of Astounding Science Fiction, reprinted in the 1955 collection The Martian Way and Other Stories, it has been adapted as an episode of the BBC anthology television series Out of the Unknown. Asimov was approached in 1953 by the editor Fletcher Pratt, of Twayne Press, with a story proposal: a scientist would create a world, Asimov, Poul Anderson, Virginia Kidd would write novellas set in that world; the three novellas would be published as a book, together with an essay by the scientist who created the planet. This formula, which Pratt called a "Twayne Triplet", had resulted in the book The Petrified Planet in 1952; the scenario created was that of a binary star system in the globular cluster, Messier 13, with an Earthlike planet called Troas located at one of the system's Lagrangian points. An earlier expedition to Troas for colonization had suffered some mysterious disaster, a second expedition is being sent to find out if "Junior" was suitable for colonization, to find out what happened to the first expedition.

Asimov finished his short story, Anderson finished a story called "Question and Answer", but Kidd never completed the third story. The proposed book was never printed. Asimov anticipated that just such a thing might happen, he arranged that he held the first serial rights for his story, he sold "Sucker Bait" to Astounding Magazine, where it appeared just a few months before "Question and Answer". The story concerns the starship George G. Grundy, or Triple G., chartered by the "Confederacy of Worlds" to investigate "Junior". The only nonscientist among the passengers of the Triple G. is 20-year-old Mark Annuncio of the "Mnemonic Service", trained from the age of five to memorize and correlate vast amounts of information. Over a century earlier, an attempt to colonize Junior had failed. After nearly two years on the planet, all 1,337 colonists had died for reasons unknown; the scientists of the Triple G. and Annuncio have the mission to find out. For the first two weeks after landing, everyone remains aboard.

After Rodriguez, the expedition's microbiologist, declares that the local life forms are noninfectious, a handful of scientists, plus Annuncio, travel to the original site of the colony. Relations between the scientists and Annuncio deteriorate rapidly; the Mnemonics are loners by nature, their training makes them more so. The mere mention of a word such as "albedo" causes Annuncio to mentally see a parade of planetary albedo numbers in his mind, inhibiting his ability to process conversation; the scientists, on the other hand, as specialists, tend to be contemptuous of a professional generalist like Annuncio. When Annuncio asks Rodriguez to explain how he came to a conclusion, the microbiologist regards the request as an affront to his professional reputation, refuses to answer; the other scientists manage to offend Annuncio in various ways. When Annuncio realizes that the abnormally high concentration of beryllium in the soil and plants of Junior was what killed the colonists, that they all have to leave he does not trust the scientists to deal with it.

He persuades the crew to mutiny and take the ship off from the planet. The captain is able to convince the crew to stop at the colony site to pick up the scientists; when Annuncio is put on trial for fomenting the mutiny, he explains his actions, is acquitted, the ship returns to the Earth to seek medical treatment for its crew for beryllium poisoning. Not much has been recorded. However, Anthony Boucher praised the novella, commending its balance of science and fiction "worthy of that Golden Age in which Asimov began his career." Like other short stories by Asimov such as The Dead Past and Profession, the theme of Sucker Bait is the peril of scientific overspecialization. Only Annuncio, the professional generalist, can make the connections between unrelated facts that solves the mystery of the deaths of the original colonists, he saves the crew and passengers of the Triple G. from sharing that fate. Asimov would soon begin to practice what he preached, making himself into a professional generalist by writing popular science books on a number of different fields, as well as The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science, a general overview of science as a whole.

This is the longest of Isaac Asimov's novellas. Although the two primaries of "Junior" are named Lagrange I and II in the story, the proper astronomical nomenclature would be Lagrange A and B. "Sucker Bait" mentions several fictional planets, including some from other stories: Troas, Aurora, Coma Minor, Pretoria and Lepta. Some "80,000 worlds" are mentioned as having been colonized by the future time-period in which the story is set; this novella was stated by Asimov to have been set in his Foundation universe, although some slight inconsistencies exist with the political status and physical condition of the Earth by the time frame of the tale—with no mention being made of the Earth's ever-increasing radioactivity. This, was an early version of the timeline, inconsistent with Asimov's "Robot" tales. At one point, a scientist states that a computer cannot do what the Mnemonic Service does, since if there is a computer that knows all

Maria James

Maria James was a Welsh-born American poet and domestic servant. Her poetry includes Ode on the Fourth of July 1833. Maria James was born in Wales, she was about seven years old when she emigrated to the United States with her family, landing at Dutchess County, New York, where her father went to work at the slate quarries. She was fond of reading the common hymnbook, the New Testament was her only school book, she heard Joseph Addison's paraphrases of the twenty-third psalm, which she described as the first time that she heard a good reader. Her parents moved house, James found herself in a school where the elder children used the American Preceptor, she found herself entranced by the sounds of their reading of Timothy Dwight IV's "Columbia", the meaning of which she did not understand at the time. At the age of ten, her parents arranged for her to enter the family of Rev. Freeborn Garrettson, where she lived till she was seventeen. Besides carrying out household tasks, she had further opportunities for reading.

The heads of the family impressing on the children that'the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom' and that to'depart from iniquity is understanding'. In her leisure hours, she read from two odd volumes of the Adventurer. In her seventeenth year, she left the Garrettsons to learn dressmaking, but it proved unsuccessful as a career. After this, she worked for several households in the nursery. In 1833, Bishop Alonzo Potter one of the professors in Union College, was shown by his wife, who had just returned from a visit to Rhinebeck on the Hudson, the "Ode for the Fourth of July", informed that it was the production of a young woman at service in the family of a friend there, whom he had noticed on account of her retiring and modest manners, and, in that capacity more than twenty years; when he learned more about Maria James, he looked at some of her other poetry, arranged for them to be published, with a preface by him, in a volume entitled Wales and other Poems, by Maria James, published in 1839.

Potter's long introduction to the collection assures readers that Maria James "solaced a life of labour with intellectual occupations," and that "her achievements should be made known to repress the supercilious pride of the privileged and educated." In this way, Potter vindicated, in an admirable manner, against the sneers of Johnson, the propriety of recognising the abilities of the humblest classes. With respect to some of her early poems, she recollected trying something in this way for the amusement of a little boy, dear to her. Except this, with a few other pieces, no attempt of the kind was made until "The Mother's Lament", "Elijah", with a number of epitaphs. Others early verses included "Hummingbird" and "The Adventure". In the summer of 1832, when she heard a reading of Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, it brought to her mind certain conversations which she heard in the early part of her life regarding Bonaparte; the poem was produced the following summer.

In the year 1819, "The American Flag" appeared in the New York American, signed'Croaker & Co.': fourteen years this was her inspiration for the "Ode on the Fourth of July, 1833". After publication, it was popularly assumed. Many of the pieces were written from impressions received in youth the "Whippoorwill", the "Meadow Lark", the "Firefly", others. James died in Rhinebeck, New York, in 1868, age 74; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Rufus Wilmot. The Female Poets of America. H. C. Baird; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Maria. "Alonzo Potter, "Introduction"". Wales: And Other Poems. J. S. Taylor; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: James Grant. Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography. D. Appleton. Works by or about Maria James at Internet Archive

Nebo, Hirwaun

Nebo, Hirwaun was an Independent chapel in Merthyr Road, Aberdare, Wales. Nebo was established in the early 19th century, when the Hirwaun ironworks were in operation At that time a number of members of the Independents, the Calvinistic Methodists and the Baptists lived in the village of Hirwaun. For communion they went to Aberdare, but they came together for prayer meetings at houses in Hirwaun; the Independents were members of Ebenezer, Trecynon. In 1823, a small chapel was built, called Nebo, or Pennebo; this was used until 1830, following a revival which drew many additional members and listeners, a larger chapel was required. This was used for several years without formal seating or adornments. In 1836, this was rectified; the minister from 1823 until 1835 was Joseph Harrison of Ebenezer, but when his ministry at Ebenezer came to an end so did his connection with Nebo. In early 1836, John Davies of Llantrisant became minister at both Ebenezer and Nebo, he remained until 1840, when he moved to Mynyddbach, near Swansea.

Thereafter and Nebo had separate ministers. William Williams was inaugurated at Nebo in May 1841. By 1850, the chapel had become much too small to house the congregation, so a larger chapel was built at a cost of £1,100: it could accommodate 800 people; the new building was opened on 9 March 1851. In 1853, Nebo was recorded as having a membership with 200 in the Sunday School. Williams died in January 1877. A number of ministers officiated including Thomas Rees of Swansea. During the Revival of 1904-05, the leading evangelist Evan Roberts visited Hirwaun and services were held at several chapels, including Nebo, The chapel was said to be full at 9.00 a.m. and the congregation remained in the crowded building until Roberts arrived in afternoon. The chapel remained open into the 21st century, but closed in 2007; the building was sold for conversion to a dwelling. It featured in the BBC TV series Restoration Home. Jones, Alan Vernon. Chapels of the Cynon Valley. Cynon Valley Historical Society. ISBN 0953107612.

"Glamorgan Chapel Database". Genuki. Retrieved 25 July 2014. Coflein entry Page at Hirwaun Historical Society

Duke of York Rural LLG

Duke of York Rural LLG is a local-level government that comprises the Duke of York Islands in East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. 01. Makada/Nagaila 02. Molot 03. Maren 04. Butlivuan 05. Waira 06. Nabual 07. Inolo 08. Kumaina 09. Kabilomo 10. Urakukur 11. Kababiai 12. Mualim 13. Urian 14. Palipal 15. Utuan 16. Karawara 17. Paupal 18. Urukuk 19. Pirtop 20. Nakukur No.1 & 2 21. Rakanda OCHA FISS. "Papua New Guinea administrative level 0, 1, 2, 3 population statistics and gazetteer". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9. United Nations in Papua New Guinea. "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9