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Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse is one of the anthropomorphic cartoon characters created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. She and Mickey Mouse were first drawn by Iwerks in 1928; the Mickey Mouse comic strip story "The Gleam" by Merrill De Maris and Floyd Gottfredson first gave her full name as Minerva Mouse, although this is used. The comic strip story "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers" introduced her father Marcus Mouse and her unnamed mother, both farmers; the same story featured photographs of Minnie's uncle Milton Mouse with his family and her grandparents Marvel Mouse and Matilda Mouse. Her best-known relatives, remain her uncle Mortimer Mouse and her twin nieces and Melody Mouse, though most a single niece, appears. In many appearances, Minnie is presented as the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse, a close friend of Daisy Duck, a friend to Clarabelle Cow. On January 22, 2018, she joined the ranks of other animated celebrities by receiving her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Minnie was created to be the love interest of Mickey Mouse.

Minnie was designed in the fashion of a flapper girl. Her main outfit consisted of a short flapper girl dress that revealed her distinctive patched knickers. In the 1929 cartoon The Karnival Kid, it was revealed that she wears black stockings which were fashionable among flapper girls, her shoes are her most distinctive article of clothing. For comedic effect, she wears oversized high heeled pumps, her heels slip out of her shoes, she loses her shoes in The Gallopin' Gaucho. When she walked or danced, the clip clop of her large pumps was heard and went with the rhythm of the music, played in the background. Along with Mickey, she was redesigned in 1940, her hat was replaced with a large bow, bows were added to her shoes as well. Her eyes were given more detail. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, her look and personality became more conservative. Minnie always wears red or pink, but in her early appearances, she could be seen wearing a combination of blue, black or green. Minnie's early personality is cute, playful and flirtatious.

She portrays an entertainer like a dancer or a musician whose affection Mickey is trying to win. Part of the comedy of these early shorts is the varying degree of success Mickey has in wooing Minnie. Unlike cartoons after the redesign, Minnie becomes a damsel in distress whom Mickey tries to rescue, she is subject to a lot of slapstick and rubber hose animation gags. Over the course of the 1930s, Minnie's and Mickey's relationship solidified and they became a steady couple. Minnie was first seen in a test screening of the cartoon short Plane Crazy. Minnie is invited to join Mickey in the first flight of his aircraft, she accepts the invitation but not his request for a kiss in mid-flight. Mickey forces Minnie into a kiss but this only results in her parachuting out of the plane; this first film depicted Minnie as somewhat resistant to the demanding affection of her potential boyfriend and capable of escaping his grasp. Their debut, featured the couple familiar to each other; the next film featuring them was The Gallopin' Gaucho.

The film was the second of their series to be produced, but the third to be released, was released on December 30, 1928. We find Minnie employed at the Cantina Argentina, a bar and restaurant established in the Pampas of Argentina, she performs the Tango for Black Pete the outlaw. Both flirt with her but the latter intends to abduct her while the former obliges in saving the Damsel in Distress from the villain. All three characters acted as strangers first being introduced to each other, but it was their third cartoon that established the definitive early look and personality of both Mickey and Minnie, as well as Pete. Steamboat Willie, was the third short of the series to be produced but released first on November 18, 1928. Pete was featured as the Captain of the steamboat, Mickey as a crew of one and Minnie as their single passenger; the two anthropomorphic mice first star in a sound film and spend most of its duration playing music to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw". Her next appearance was arguably more significant.

Mickey's Follies, featured the first performance of the song "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo". "The guy they call little Mickey Mouse" for the first time addresses an audience to explain that he has "got a sweetie", "neither fat nor skinny" and proudly proclaims that "she's my little Minnie Mouse". Mickey proceeds to explain his reaction to Minnie's call; the song establishes Mickey and Minnie as a couple and expresses the importance Minnie holds for her male partner. Her final appearance for the year was in Wild Waves, carried by a wave into the sea, she seems to start drowning. Mickey uses a row boat to rescue her and return her to the shore but Minnie is still visibly shaken from the experience. Mickey starts singing the tune of "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep", a maritime ballad, in an apparent effort to cheer her up. Minnie cheers up and the short ends; this is the second time Minnie is placed in danger and saved by her new boyfriend. It would not be the last. In fact, this was the case with her next appearance in The Cactus Kid.

As the title implies the short was intended as a Western movie parody, but it is considered to be more or less a remake of The Gallopin' Gaucho set in Mexico instead of Argentina. Minnie was again cast as th

John Martin (businessman)

John Martin of Peacham, Vermont was an American steamboat captain and businessman in Minneapolis, Minnesota involved in lumber and flour milling. In 1891, Martin led a merger of six mills to create Northwestern Consolidated Milling Company, at the time the world's second largest flour milling company after Pillsbury-Washburn. In 1855 he was standard-bearer and leader on horseback of the ceremonial opening of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge the first major, permanent bridge across the Mississippi RiverHe was President of the First National Bank, owner of the largest lumber mill in the area until it burned in 1887 and founding officer of Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway and Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie RailroadLater in life he provided primary funding and major impetus for the founding of the Children's Home Society of Minnesota called the Jean Martin Brown Receiving Home. Martin was married to Miss Jane B. Gilfillan sister of Representative John Bachop Gilfillan of Minnesota, they had Jean Brown.

Jean Martin's son was Earle Brown, noted Hennepin County Sheriff, founder of the Minnesota State Patrol, Republican gubernatorial candidate for Minnesota. He was noted, like his grandfather, for his equestrian interests and special interest in Belgian Horse showing and breeding. John Martin is buried in the Martin-Gilfillan family plot with his wife Jane, daughter Jean, grandson Earle at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, his funeral was held at 925 6th Street SE, the home was designed by noted architect Earnest Kennedy and was built with the intention of sharing it with his nephew Earl Browne. After John Martin died, Earle Brown lived there until 1909, when the property was sold to noted geologist Horace V. Winchell and Brown moved permanently to Brooklyn Farm in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Rafika Chawishe

Rafika Chawishe is an awarded stage and film actress, director. She is a dynamic children rights' activist and has worked extensively with unaccompanied refugee minors at the first reception center in Lesvos, Greece; as a theater-maker, she has been working in the documentary theater in Greece. In 2014, she created the company Zlap. Chawishe directed the performance the Mimesis Machine at the National Theatre of Oslo during the Ibsen Festival/Monsters of Reality. In 2017 she was selected by the NEON foundation to commission her new media installation performance, opening in May 2018 at the Museum Benaki, she recently won the Ibsen scholarship Award by the Ibsen Awards for her theatre-media project based on political adaptation of Ibsen's Little Eyolf. Rafika Chawishe quoted "Since the beginning of the refugee issue escalation, it is said that Greece stands at the forefront of a critical battle in defense of the principles of freedom, open society, a and humanity on which the united Europe itself has been founded.

However after one year of research and interviewing 150 unaccompanied minors in the island of Lesvos inside the first reception in the wing where they are held, this performance is questioning what are the principles of freedom and of the human responsibility and are they defended or not? Little Eyolf is a play where human responsibility is questioned, where the parents refuse to accept the identity of their own child, crippled. How is identity defined today? Who am I and am I accepted?"As a film director Rafika has directed three short films that have been screened in various film festivals around the world. In 2014, Chawishe was selected as one of the 25 most promising European young Filmmakers at the Locarno Film Festival in the Young Filmmakers Academy; as an actress she has performed in the awarded film of A. AVRANAS Miss Violence, produced by Faliro House Productions S. A. Currently, in the film Dance fight, love die by Asteris Koutoulas on Mikis Theodorakis, in which she holds a minor part of Melina Merkouri.

The film was selected in the official competition of Hoff International Film Festival. On stage, she has performed many parts, in productions by the National Theater, the Athens Festival, the ancient theater of Epidavre, etc. We can mention indicatively the part of "Solange" in the play Maids of Jean Genet directed by the English director Bruce Myers, the Jewish wife of B. Brecht directed by F. Papadodima and the part of a transgender man Eidrian/Fiona in the play Rotterdam by Jon Brittain

Surveyor of Marine Victuals

The Surveyor of Marine Victuals known as the General-Surveyor of Victuals was a civilian officer in the Royal Navy, a former member of the Navy Board from 1550 until 1679, he was responsible for managing the supply of food and other provisions for the Royal Navy the office was replaced by the Victualling Board in 1683. The General-Surveyor was based at the Navy Office The post evolved from a much early official known as the Keeper of the Kings Storehouses the office was formally established in 1550 the post holder was known as the Surveyor-General of Victuals, a principal member of the Navy Board, with the exception of Edward Baeshe the first Surveyor of Navy Victuals until 1560 the office was always held jointly for life by two men if one died the surviving office holder would temporarily hold the post until a new appointee was announced; the Surveyor was head of the Marine Victuals Office within the Office of Admiralty and Marine Affairs and the victualling service of the Navy until 1679 when the office is abolished and replaced by a larger body known as the Victualling Board in 1683 run jointly by commissioners.

The Surveyor of Victuals was responsible for: Administration of the Victualling Stores, Chatham Dockyard Administration of the Victualling Stores, Deptford Dockyard Administration of the Victualling Stores, Erith Dockyard Administration of the Victualling Stores, Portsmouth Dockyard Administration of the Victualling Stores, Plymouth Dockyard Administration of the Victualling Stores, Woolwich Dockyard Supplying of all food and beverages to the Royal Navy, its crews and vessels Included: Edward Baeshe, 18 June 1550 – 24 December 1560. Edward Baeshe and William Holstocke, 24 December 1560 – 29 October 1563, Edward Baeshe and John Elyot, 30 October 1563 – 26 November 1582. Edward Baeshe, sole survivor, to 26 Nov.1582. Edward Baeshe and James Quarles, 27 November 1582 – 2 May 1587. James Quarles sole survivor, to 7 Nov.1595. Charles Quarles and Marmaduke Darrell, 8 November 1595 – 24 September 1599. Marmaduke Darrell sole survivor, to 8 November 1595. Sir Marmaduke Darrell, Thomas Bludder 24 July 1603 – 30 3 July 1603.

Sir Marmaduke Darrell, Sir Thomas Bludder, Kt. 4 July 1604 – 30 January 1612, jointly). Sir Marmaduke Darrell, Sir Allen Apsley, 31 January 1612 – 8 January 1623. Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Sampson Darrell, 8 January 1623 – 24 May 1630. Sir Sampson Darrell, sole survivor, to 23 May 1635. Post vacant till 27 November 1635 John Crane, 28 November 1635 – 24 October 1660, Denis Alderman Gauden 24 October 1660 – 22 October 1667. Sir Denis Alderman Gauden, Kt, 23 October 1667 – 1677. John Godwin, 1677 – 10 February 1679. Dies March 1688. Surveyor of Marine Victuals 1550 – c. 1679. A provisional list compiled by J. C. Sainty, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, January 2003. British History Online http://www.history.ac.uk/publications/office/navymarine

Stanley Township, Lyon County, Minnesota

Stanley Township is a township in Lyon County, United States. The population was 254 at the 2000 census. Stanley Township was organized in 1877. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 254 people, 87 households, 74 families residing in the township; the population density was 7.2 people per square mile. There were 91 housing units at an average density of 2.6/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98.82% White, 0.39% Asian, 0.39% from other races, 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population. There were 87 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.5% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 13.8% were non-families. 11.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males. The median income for a household in the township was $56,250, the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $18,750 for females; the per capita income for the township was $18,009. About 2.5% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 19.4% of those sixty five or over

Neal Peirce

Neal Rippey Peirce was an American columnist, the author of several books about American politics. He was the political editor of the Congressional Quarterly from 1960 to 1969, a co-founder and contributing editor of the National Journal from 1969 to 1997, he wrote a weekly column for The Washington Post Writers Group from 1978 to 2013. On December 27, 2019, Peirce died in Washington D. C. from glioblastoma. Peirce, Neal R.. Electoral college; the People's President: The Electoral College in American History and the Direct‐Vote Alternative. New York: Simon and Schuster. Peirce, Neal R.. Megastates of America: People and Power in the Ten Great States. New York: W. W. Norton Company. ISBN 9780393054583. OCLC 472885901. Peirce, Neal R.. The Book of America: Inside Fifty States Today. New York: W. W. Norton Company. ISBN 9780393016390. OCLC 317181631; the Citystates Group at the Wayback Machine