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Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, California)

Mater Dei High School is a private, Catholic, co-educational secondary school in Santa Ana, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. John A. Davis, film director/animator Mike Gallagher Congressman, Wisconsin Congressional District 8 Bob Gunton, actor Ashley Hartman, actress Jeff Lewis, real estate agent and investor Steve Oedekerk, film actor, director, editor and screenwriter Aimee Phan, author Mike Pniewski, speaker Jaime Soto, Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento Victory Tischler-Blue, film producer, director and member of the all-female band The Runaways Jennifer Warnes, songwriter and record producer Juan Zarate, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism during the Bush Administration Official website

I Stole a Million

I Stole a Million is a 1939 film noir crime film starring George Raft as a cab driver turned small-time crook who makes a big score and lives to regret it. The supporting cast includes Claire Trevor, Dick Foran, Victor Jory; the movie was written by Nathanael West based on a story idea by Lester Cole, which in turn was based on the life story of bank robber Roy Gardner. It was directed by Frank Tuttle, released by Universal Pictures. Taxi driver Joe Lourik gets into an argument with a finance company over payments owed on his new cab. Believing that he has been cheated, Joe is arrested for robbery. Escaping with a pair of handcuffs still attached, he jumps on a passing freight train where he meets a tramp who tells him to see Patian, a thief and a fence in San Diego, who can remove his handcuffs. After meeting Patian, it is agreed that he will remove the cuffs on the condition that Joe drive the getaway car for a bank robbery. After the robbery, Patian sends Joe north to a boarding house in Sacramento to wait for his share of the take, but the boarding house owner informs Joe that Patian isn't good for the money.

Desperate for bus fare to return to San Diego to get his money from Patian, Joe considers robbing the cash register of the empty storefront of a downtown Sacramento flower shop. Once in the store, clerk Laura Benson emerges from the backroom. Joe falls in love and decides to go straight. With his winnings from a crap game, Joe buys a garage in Amesville and settles down, within a year, the police are on his trail. Joe travels to San Diego to demand his money from Patian, but Patian's thugs force Joe to rob a post office. Desperate, afraid that he will be caught if he returns home, Joe disappears; some time Joe sees a picture of his newborn baby in the newspaper and meets with Laura, who pleads with Joe to give himself up and serve his time so that he can continue his new life. Hearing footsteps, Joe flees from the police who have followed Laura, Laura is arrested and jailed as an accomplice. While Laura is in jail, Joe comes up with a plan to steal enough money to make Laura and his daughter financially secure, he embarks on a robbing spree which earns him the moniker of "the Million Dollar Bandit."

After serving her sentence, Laura manages to meet with Joe. She again pleads with him to give himself up, as the police surround them, Joe has no other choice but to do so. Lester Cole wrote the original screen story based on the non-fiction article "Roy Gardner's Own Story," by former bank robber Roy Gardner, J. Campbell Bruce, James G. Chestnutt, published in the San Francisco Call Bulletin in 1938. On January 1939 Nathanael West was assigned to do a script based on Cole's story. West came up with a treatment which prompted Joseph Breen Director of the Production Code Administration, to declare that while his office had handled 3,600 texts over the year, "it is our unanimous judgment, here in this office, that this new treatment by Mr. West is, by far, the best piece of craftsmanship in screen adaptation that we have seen - in a year."George Raft signed to make the film in April 1939. Raft had been reluctant to play crooked characters but he had left Paramount and wanted to keep his standing as a box office star.

He would shortly sign a long term contract with Warner Bros. Claire Trevor was borrowed from 20th Century Fox. Edward Ludwig was to was replaced by Frank Tuttle. Filming started in May; the film garnered favorable reviews for its script, which Variety called "strongly motivated". A reviewer for The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "it is a story which will exert pulse-quickening effect on audiences of both sexes... plot structure and pithy dialogue are all to the play's advantage."However the movie was a box office flop. In his 1970 book, Nathanael West: The Art of His Life, biographer Jay Martin wrote of the film: "Raft's ambitions innocently enmesh him with the law. From that minor infraction, he becomes involved in a bank holdup but tries to go straight when he falls in love with Claire Trevor. Finding the law on his trail and needing a stake for a small town hideaway, he knocks over a post office. With the money, he buys a village garage and settles down happily... With a baby in the offing the law picks up his trail again...

His warped mind sends him through a series of holdups... to gain enough plunder to provide for his wife and baby. But that, he finds, is a mirage, he prefers death from the guns of pursuing officers than face a prison term. I Stole a Million at IMDB I Stole a Million at TCM Movie Database

Tare weight

Tare weight, sometimes called unladen weight, is the weight of an empty vehicle or container. By subtracting it from the gross weight, the weight of the goods carried may be determined; this can be useful in computing the cost of the goods carried for purposes of taxation or for tolls related to barge, road, or other traffic where the toll will vary with the value of the goods carried. Tare weight is published upon the sides of railway cars and transport vehicles to facilitate the computation of the load carried. Tare weight is used in body composition assessment when doing underwater weighing; the word tare originates from the Middle French word tare “wastage in goods, imperfection”, from Italian tara, from Arabic طرح ṭarḥ, lit. “thing deducted or rejected”, from taraha “to reject”. Tare weight is accounted for in kitchen scales and other weighing scales which include a button that resets the display of the scales to zero when an empty container is placed on the weighing platform, in order subsequently to display only the weight of the contents of the container.

Gross weight = net weight + tare weight. Curb weight Dry weight Gross vehicle weight rating Trett Yam, K. L. "Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology", John Wiley & Sons, 2009, ISBN 978-0-470-08704-6 SOLAS: container weighing method 1 & 2

Bill Kern

William Franklin Kern was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a tackle at the University of Pittsburgh in 1925 and 1927 and with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League in 1929 and 1930. Kern served as the head football coach at the Carnegie Institute of Technology from 1937 to 1939 and at West Virginia University from 1940 to 1942 and again in 1946 and 1947, compiling a career record of 36–35–2. In 1938, he led the Carnegie Tech Tartans to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to the national champion TCU Horned Frogs, 15–7; as a player in college, he was a first team All-American tackle at the University of Pittsburgh in 1927. Following college, Kern played tackle for the NFL's Green Bay Packers in 1929 and 1930. Kern's tenure at West Virginia was interrupted by military service during World War II, he served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1945. List of college football head coaches with non-consecutive tenure Career statistics and player information from Pro-Football-Reference · Bill Kern at Find a Grave

National Grid (New Zealand)

The National Grid is the nationwide system of electric power transmission in New Zealand. The national electricity transmission grid is owned and maintained by state-owned enterprise Transpower New Zealand, although some lines are owned by local distribution companies and leased to Transpower. In total, the national grid contains 11,803 kilometres of 178 substations. Much of New Zealand’s electricity generation is hydro-electric; the majority of this generation is from stations established on lakes and rivers in the lower half of the South Island, while most of the electricity demand is in the North Island, in particular, the Auckland region. Large amounts of electricity need to be transmitted long distances over the grid, between generation and load, including transmission across Cook Strait, between the two islands, via the HVDC link. Investments in new transmission are regulated by the Commerce Commission. In a news release in January 2012, the Commerce Commission reported that Transpower was planning to invest $5 billion over the next 10 years in upgrades of critical infrastructure.

Initial use of electricity in New Zealand was associated with mining. The first industrial hydro-electric power plant was established at Bullendale in Otago in 1885, to provide power for a 20 stamp battery at the Phoenix mine; the plant used water from a tributary of the Shotover River. There was a two mile long transmission line from the generating station to the stamping battery; the first transmission line constructed by the government was associated with the Okere Falls Power Station near Rotorua. Electricity was transmitted at 3.3 kV over a 13-mile route to Rotorua, was used to drive sewage pumps, some public buildings including five thermal baths. The first major transmission line in the North Island was constructed in 1913-14, connecting the Horahora hydro station to Waikino to meet the power requirements of the stamp battery 5 miles further on at the Waihi gold mine; the line length between Horahora and Waikino was 45 miles, the transmission voltage was 50 kV, to set a precedent for North Island transmission voltage for many years.

The first major transmission line in the South Island was constructed by the government as part of the Coleridge hydro station development, was commissioned in 1914. Two transmission lines operating at 66 kV carried the power from Coleridge over a distance of 65 miles to Addington in Christchurch. Following World War I, regional networks began to develop using 110 kV transmission lines to connect towns and cities with remote hydroelectric schemes. By 1930, there were three major transmission networks: the Arapuni system stretched from the Hibiscus Coast in the north to Otorohanga and Rotorua in the south and Opotiki in the east. During the Depression years, the Arapuni and Mangahao-Waikaremoana systems were connected via Taranaki and the system extended north to Whangarei; the Coleridge system extended south to link with Dunedin's Waipori system and Southland's Monowai system, inland from Oamaru to the Waitaki dam, west over Arthur's Pass to Greymouth. The State Hydro-electric Department was established in 1946 to oversee the development of electricity generation and transmission to meet growing demand.

Nelson and Marlborough were the last regions to join the national grid system when a transmission line between Inangahua and Stoke was completed in 1955. The construction of the 220 kV network began in the early 1950s connecting Auckland to Wellington, Christchurch to Roxburgh; the first North Island 220 kV line was commissioned between Maraetai and Whakamaru in October 1952, the first South Island 220 kV line was commissioned between Roxburgh and Islington in July 1956. In 1958 the State Hydro-electric Department was changed into the NZ Electricity Department, reflecting the development of thermal generation to supplement the hydro-electric schemes; the electricity systems of the two islands were joined together by the HVDC Inter-Island link in 1965, connecting Benmore in the South Island with Haywards in the North Island. The original link used mercury arc valve converters, was rated at 600 megawatts, it was the first HVDC link to be commissioned in the Southern Hemisphere. In 1978, the Electricity Division of the Ministry of Energy was established to integrate the state-owned electricity generation and transmission business with the oil and coal businesses of the government owned energy sector.

In 1987, the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand was established as a State Owned Enterprise, in 1988, the transmission business was established as a subsidiary within ECNZ, taking the name Transpower New Zealand. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the completion of the 220 kV backbone, with the last line connecting Stratford in Taranaki to Huntly in Waikato; the HVDC Inter-Island was upgraded by increasing the operating voltage of the lines, replacing the original Cook Strait submarine cables and installing a new thyristor pole in parallel to the existing mercury arc valve converter equipment to double its capacity to 1240 MW. In 1994, Transpower was separated from Electricity Corporation of New Zealand to become a State Owned Enterprise in its own right. In 1997, Transpower adopted a strategy known internally as “the glide path”, minimised spending on the grid and renewing assets; the rationale for this strategy was based on the expectation that there would be widespread installation of distributed generation, that this would reduce the

Seymour Glanzer

Seymour Glanzer was an American lawyer who served as one of the Watergate prosecutors from 1972–1973. Born and raised in New York City, Glanzer graduated from Juilliard with a B. S. degree in 1955. He received his LL. B. from New York Law School in 1960 after attending New York University. Glanzer was admitted to the bar in New York, the District of Columbia and the U. S. Supreme Court. From 1965 to early 1967, Glanzer served as Assistant U. S. Attorney, prosecuting general criminal cases, he became Chief of the Anti-Fraud Section of the U. S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC, a position he held starting in 1967, when that section was established; the section focused on the investigation and prosecution of major "white collar" offenses and became a model for the establishment of specialized units of this type in other U. S. Attorneys' and state prosecutors' offices nationwide; the section handled regulatory violations involving government agencies, relating to securities, housing, small business and customs, along with major corporate and commercial crimes, including tax and bid-rigging violations.

It pioneered the prosecution of consumer fraud cases in federal court. Glanzer received special commendations from the Department of Justice in 1971 and 1973, from the Attorney General in 1974, for his outstanding performance as a prosecutor. After serving as Chief of the Anti-Fraud Section of the D. C. United States Attorney's Office and as one of the three original Watergate prosecutors, Glanzer joined Dickstein Shapiro LLP as partner in 1974, he became senior counsel at the firm in 1998, represented clients caught up in complex commercial and business disputes featuring financial irregularities. Glanzer died in April 2018 in Washington, D. C. of heart failure. Glanzer's profile at Dickstein Shapiro LLP