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Medicine Park, Oklahoma

Medicine Park is a town in Comanche County, United States, situated in the Wichita Mountains near the entrance to the 60,000-acre Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. Medicine Park has a long history as a vintage cobblestone resort town. Medicine Park is located near the city of Fort Sill, it is part of the Lawton Metropolitan Statistical Area. Many of the original structures are constructed of formed cobblestones—these red granite cobblestones are unique to the Wichita Mountains; the population was 382 at the 2010 census. Medicine Park was founded on July 4, 1908, by Elmer Thomas, a young lawyer who had just become a member of the Oklahoma State Senate and would end his career in 1951 as a U. S. senator. In the spring of 1906, five years after the establishment of the Wichita Mountains National Forest, Elmer Thomas envisioned the need not only for a recreational area but for a permanent water source for the newly founded nearby city of Lawton; when the resort first opened, it consisted of a large surplus Army tent with a wooden floor where hot meals were served.

Two dams were constructed on Medicine Creek to form Bath Lake Swimming Hole, a limited number of campsites were constructed. Tourists came to Medicine Park from around North Texas. Soon, there were two inns -- the Apache Inn. Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys became regulars at the Dance Hall from 1929 through the late 1930s. Soon numerous other famous bands of the day made their way through Medicine Park en route to big city venues in Oklahoma City and Fort Worth; the nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and Lake Lawtonka attracted thousands of people each weekend and throughout the seasons. Medicine Park became the “playground” for the state’s rich and notorious. Outlaws and horse thieves mixed with noted politicians and businessmen and officers from Fort Sill and socialites in the new cobblestone community; the pages of the town’s colorful history are filled with such figures as Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Frank Phillips, Al Capone and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Colonel Jack Abernathy, Les Brown, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans.

An Oklahoma television station reported on June 13, 2018 that Expedia had named Medicine Park as "... the fifth prettiest town in the U. S." The Lake Lawtonga Trails, including around Medicine Park, were rated by one mountain bike enthusiast site as the No. 1 best mountain bike trail area in Oklahoma, out of sixty-two contenders. Elmer Thomas, the founder of Medicine Park, served in the Oklahoma State Senate from 1907 to 1920, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1923 to 1927 and a United States senator from 1927 until 1951. Medicine Park is located at 34°44′00″N 98°29′02″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles, of which, 1.7 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. According to the census of 2010, the town had 382 people living in 112 families; the population density was 189.6 people per square mile. There were 306 housing units at an average density of 151.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 88.2% White, 0.8% African American, 3.7% Native American, 0.8% Pacific Islander, 2.4% from other races, 3.7% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.0% of the population. Of the 191 households 16.2% had children under the age of 18 living in them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.4% were non-families. Of all households 35.6% were composed of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.58. In the town, the population was spread out with 14.1% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 39.8% from 45 to 64, 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 100 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105 males. According to the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the town was $26,607, the median income for a family was $33,929. Males had a median income of $22,321 versus $18,854 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,236. About 19.6% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

The following are NRHP-listed places in and around Medicine Park: The Medicine Park Hotel and Annex, on E. Lake Drive. Holy City of the Wichitas Historic District, in the vicinity of Medicine Park at 262 Holy City Road; this is the site of the longest running passion play in North America, with permanent sets built with native granite at the west end of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Medicine Park Telephone Company provides service, including DSL, to the town and the surrounding area; the company is in the process of an FTTH project in Granite Ridge. Medicine Park will be one of the few communities in Oklahoma with FTTH. Town website Local area e-magazine and source for information Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Images of America: Medicine Park, Oklahoma’s First Resort

Richard E. Besser

Richard E. Besser is an American doctor and executive who serves as President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Besser is the former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ABC News' former chief health and medical editor. At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest private foundation in the country devoted to improving the nation’s health. Besser leads efforts focused on building a comprehensive Culture of Health that provides everyone in America with the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible, regardless of finances, geographic location, ethnicity, or physical challenges. Access to healthy food, safe housing, transportation, education, as well as clean air and water, are all important contributors to health and well-being. Besser grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from Princeton High School in 1977. Besser received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Williams College and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1986.

After graduation, Besser completed a residency and a chief residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. In 1991, Besser joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service, under the supervision of the CDC, he was sent to Boston to investigate a minor outbreak of E. coli there. Officials were unhappy at the length and cost of the investigation, which included collecting deer feces from apple orchards, but Besser found the source of the outbreak, apple cider. Besser worked as a health reporter for a local television station in San Diego, California during the 1990s. On January 22, 2009, Besser was named acting director of the CDC and ATSDR. Before the new Obama administration named a permanent director for both agencies, in April 2009, an outbreak of swine flu in North America swept the headlines. Besser began to hold daily press conferences where he explained the United States government's reaction to the outbreak, which originated in Mexico, but had since spread to over 20 countries, with the United States the most affected by the virus's spread.

Besser's handling of his press conferences drew praise from prominent American medical professionals such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. David Satcher. In October 2014, Case Western Reserve University disinvited Besser from a speaking engagement because he'd returned from a trip to Liberia, his scheduled talk was to be “Pandemics, Public Health, Political Change: The Critical Importance of Communication," a discussion of the 2009 flu pandemic "when fear was outracing the disease". Besser wrote at the time, "You cannot catch Ebola in a lecture hall hearing about the power of communication during a public health crisis. I expect universities to fight this kind of fear, not feed it. What we need to do is communicate, as and as as we can, what the real risks are and aren’t."In Besser’s role at ABC News, he provided medical analysis and reports for all ABC News programs and platforms. His weekly health chats on social media reached millions. In April 2015, Besser delivered the Provost's Lecture at Oregon State University.

Besser's wife, has published five cookbooks and wrote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In April 2017, Besser replaced Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and was named the President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N. J. Biography Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.

Phase II (album)

Phase II is the second studio album by American singer Prince Royce. The 12-track album saw Royce incorporate a variety of music styles to his work, including bachata, Latin pop, R&B and mariachi. Phase II contains songs in both English and Spanish, with melodies atypical to traditional bachata music, regarded as Royce's main music genre since the release of his eponymous debut studio album in 2010. Three singles were released to promote the album in 2012. In the United States, the album's lead single, "Las Cosas Pequeñas" debuted at number one on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart, also reached number one on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart; the album's second and third singles, "Incondicional" and "Te Me Vas", both peaked at number two on the US Hot Latin Songs chart. Phase II was certified Platinum in the US by the Recording Industry Association of America just six months after its release, it was nominated for Best Tropical Fusion Album at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2012, Royce's third Latin Grammy nomination.

The deluxe edition included the CD containing the first 13 tracks from the album and an exclusive bonus DVD featuring 6 live performances, 2 music videos and up-close interviews. List of number-one Billboard Latin Albums from the 2010s

Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader is a multilingual freemium PDF tool that can create, edit, digitally sign, print PDF files. Foxit Reader is developed by California-based Foxit Software. Early versions of Foxit Reader were notable for startup small file size. Foxit v3.0 was found to be comparable to Adobe Reader. The Windows version allows annotating and saving unfinished PDF forms, FDF import/export, converting to text and drawing; as of 2015 Foxit Reader was available for Windows Vista and Apple iOS, Windows RT, Android and Windows Phone. Earlier Foxit versions support earlier operating systems. Foxit Reader 4.1.1 can be installed on unsupported versions of Windows such as Windows 98SE, by installing KernelEX 4.5 first. Version history with release notes is available from Foxit. However, other sites do provide some with more detail on changes. With version 6.1.4, the Foxit installer was bundled with unwanted programs like OpenCandy which installed the browser-hijacking malware Conduit. Following complaints from users, it was removed after version 6.2.1.

In July 2014, the Internet Storm Center reported that the mobile version for iPhone was transmitting unencrypted telemetry and other data to remote servers located in China despite users attempting to opt out of such data collection. List of PDF software Official website

Supreme Political Council

The Supreme Political Council is an unrecognised executive body formed by Houthi Ansarullah and the General People's Congress to rule Yemen. Formed on 28 July 2016, the presidential council consists of 10 members and was headed by Saleh Ali al-Sammad as president until his death from a drone air strike on 19 April 2018 with Qassem Labozah as vice-president. SPC carries out the functions of head of state in Yemen and is to manage Yemen's state affairs in a bid to fill in political vacuum during Yemeni Civil War in 2015; the Council aims to outline a basis for running the country and managing state affairs on the basis of the existing constitution. SPC was responsible for forming a new government led by Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour known as the National Salvation Government; the members were sworn in on 14 August 2016. On 15 August, the Supreme Revolutionary Committee handed power to the Supreme Political Council. However, the SPC remains not internationally recognized. In the wake of president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and prime minister Khaled Bahah resignations over Houthi rebels takeover of presidential palace on January 2015, Houthi leader Abdul Malik Al Houthi proposed a six-member "transitional presidential council" which would have equal representation from north and south, although this proposal was rejected by Southern Movement.

On 1 February, the Houthis gave an ultimatum to Yemen's political factions warning that if they did not reach a solution to the current political crisis the Houthi "revolutionary leadership" would assume formal authority over the state. According to Reuters, political factions have agreed to form an interim presidential council to manage the country for up to one year. Former South Yemen president Ali Nasser Mohammed was being considered as a prospective interim leader, but Mohammed declined the post. On 6 February 2015, the Houthis formally assumed over authority in Sana'a, declaring the dissolution of House of Representatives and announced that a "presidential council" would be formed to lead Yemen for two years, while a "revolutionary committee" would be put in charge of forming a new, 551-member national council; this governance plan was affirmed by Houthi Ansarullah politburo leader Saleh Ali al-Sammad as he said that national council would choose a five-member presidential council to govern the country.

On 2 October 2016, Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour was appointed as Prime Minister by the Houthis. On 4 October, he formed his cabinet; the cabinet is composed by members of the Southern Movement. However, the cabinet is not internationally recognized. On 28 November 2016, a new cabinet was formed, it is only composed by members of pro-Saleh Ansarullah Movement. However, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the move was "a new and unnecessary obstacle. Yemen is at a critical juncture; the actions taken by Ansarullah and the General People's Congress will only complicate the search for a peaceful solution. The parties must hold Yemen’s national interests above narrow partisan ambitions and take immediate steps to end political divisions and address the country’s security and economic challenges." He further claimed that such an action could harm peace talks

Hated in the Nation (album)

Hated in the Nation is a compilation album released on cassette format on ROIR, by transgressive punk rock musician GG Allin. Consisting of then-out-of-print recordings by Allin with his early-era backing groups The Jabbers, The Scumfucs, the Cedar Street Sluts, Hated in the Nation became Allin's first widespread international release. Since it is a compilation intended to both document Allin's early recording career up to that time and to attract new fans to his music, it is the only GG Allin title that has never gone out-of-print; the release came about as Allin's notoriety was growing in New England. ROIR Records president Neil Cooper had approached Mykel Board, Maximum RockNRoll columnist and owner of Siedboard World Enterprises, about the possibility of ROIR doing a GG Allin cassette, since Allin had had friendly dealings with Board, stemming from Allin's contribution to a compilation album Board had compiled in 1981. Cooper wanted to do an all-live album with Allin, but by this time, Allin's appearances were notorious for his stage antics which included attacking audience members, audience members pulling GG offstage and attacking him in retaliation, GG defecating onstage, throwing his feces at the audience.

The decision was made to compile tracks from Allin's back catalog when the live show to be recorded only lasted three songs. Allin discussed using recordings from the collection he and Peter Yarmouth had assembled when they created Black & Blue Records; the original plan was to live recordings that would be done in New York. Entrusted with supervising the project, Board contacted Allin and arranged a recording session with Shimmy Disc owner and producer Kramer at the latter's Noise New York studio, a live date at The Cat Club in New York City. A band was assembled that included Kramer on bass, Steve Dasinger from Board's own band Artless on drums, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr on lead guitar; the backing band would be collectively named on the sleeve note as "The New York Superscum". On Monday, October 6th, 1986, according to Board's liner notes for Allin's posthumous studio album Brutality and Bloodshed for All, Allin arrived at the studio carrying a big bottle of Jim Beam whiskey, only about one-eighth full, in a rather visibly disheveled condition from not having bathed or cut his hair in quite some time.

The recording session doubled as a rehearsal for the night's performance. The session didn't go without a hitch, however, as Allin broke one of the studio microphones by headbutting it and in Board's words, "tried to break the studio floor with his head." After the recording session/rehearsal concluded, Allin and the band went to the Cat Club for the evening's performance, which would be recorded. A few hours before the show, GG met up with Peter Yarmouth and his bodyguard Don Schlock as both came up to NYC for the show, walked around the lower east side and visited David Peel; as Yarmouth was a big fan of Peel in the 70's and wanted to meet him, they went to Peel's apartment, but the meeting ended with Peel and GG arguing. As they left and Schlock urinated on Peel's apartment door in response. Schlock dared GG to defecate on stage, GG bought some Ex-Lax at a deli while Schlock ordered a tongue sandwich. Schlock, while eating, told GG. Yarmouth and Schlock along with GG proceeded to the club, with none of them knowing this show would be the show that kicked GG's infamous career off.

Before the group's set began, Allin told Board "It should be a good show tonight - I just ate an entire box of Ex-Lax." GG was running in place. Predictably, the show itself came to a halt when Allin began it by defecating onstage before the set began, wearing only a jockstrap and dog collar. Two songs into the performance, GG began to toss his feces into the audience and hit a fan in the head with the microphone stand, with the club's owner ordering the bouncers to remove Allin from the club. After GG rubbed himself with the feces, most of the bouncers refused to toss him out; as a result of these antics, the set was only 3 songs long: only those songs from the live performance, "Blood For You", "Ass Fuckin' Butt Lickin' Cunt Suckin' Masturbation" and "Eat My Shit", were usable enough for the album. The other cuts with the New York Superscum - new recordings of "Drink Fight And Fuck" and a "new" cut entitled "Ten Year Old Fuck" - were done during the recording/rehearsal session; this Cat Club show was reported in The Village Voice and it got a lot of mileage for GG as he was in the letters section of that publication for a month or more.

The rest of the underground/punk music press started paying a lot more attention to GG. Yarmouth said "I can not think of a show that had more impact on his career". To further simulate a live performance, Board used stage monologues from a cassette recording of a 1985 performance Allin had done in Dallas, Texas with a local pickup band called The Texas Nazis; the full recording would be released by Black & Blue Records as Boozin' And Pranks along with other Black & Blue recordings Yarmouth agreed Allin could use. Messages from Allin's answering machine appear on the album, as does a message left by Allin on Board's own machine. I