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Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara known as Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order near present-day Santa Barbara, California. It was founded by Padre Fermín Lasuén on December 4, 1786, the feast day of Saint Barbara, as the tenth mission for the religious conversion of the indigenous local Chumash-Barbareño tribe of Native American people; the mission is the namesake of the city of Santa Barbara as well as of Santa Barbara County. The Mission grounds occupy a rise between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, were consecrated by Father Fermín Lasuén, who had taken over the presidency of the California mission chain upon the death of Father Presidente Junípero Serra. Mission Santa Barbara is the only mission to remain under the leadership of the Franciscan Friars since its founding, today is a parish church of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Mission Santa Barbara's name comes from the legend of Saint Barbara, a girl, beheaded by her father for following the Christian Faith.

The early missionaries built three different chapels during the first few years, each larger than the previous one. It was only after the Santa Barbara earthquake on December 21, 1812, which destroyed the existing buildings, that the construction on the current Mission was begun, it was completed and dedicated in 1820. The towers were damaged in the June 29, 1925 earthquake, but were subsequently rebuilt by 1927; the appearance of the inside of the church has not been altered since 1820. Many elements of the Mission's extensive water treatment system, all built by Chumash Indians' labor under the direction of the Franciscans remain to this day; the larger reservoir, built in 1806 by the expedient of damming a canyon, had been a functioning component of the City's water system until 1993. The original fountain and lavadero are intact near the entrance to the Mission. A dam constructed in 1807 is situated in the current Santa Barbara Botanic Garden up "Mission Canyon"; the ruins of the Mission's tanning vats, pottery kiln, aqueduct system, guard house are located on the abutting land in the municipally-owned Mission Historical Park, sold to the City in 1928.

In 1818, two Argentine ships under the command of the French privateer Hipólito Bouchard approached the coast and threatened the young town of Santa Barbara. The padres trained 150 of the neophytes to prepare for attack. With their help, the Presidio soldiers confronted Bouchard, who sailed out of the harbor without attacking. After the Mexican Congress passed An Act for the Secularization of the Missions of California on August 17, 1833 Father Presidente Narciso Durán transferred the missions' headquarters to Santa Barbara, thereby making Mission Santa Barbara the repository of some 3,000 original documents, scattered through the California missions; the Santa Barbara Mission-Archive Library is now an independent non-profit educational and research institution, separate from Mission Santa Barbara, but occupying a portion of the mission building complex. Some Franciscans serve on the Board of Trustees along with scholars and community members, it is the oldest library in the State of California that still remains in the hands of its founders, the Franciscans.

Beginning with the writings of Hubert Howe Bancroft, the library has served as a center for historical study of the missions for more than a century. The collections of the Santa Barbara Mission-Archive Library had their inception in the 1760s with Fray Junipero Serra's plans for missions in Alta California; the collections include named sections, the Junipero Serra Collection, the California Mission Documents, the Apostolic College collection. The archive-library has a large collection of early California writings and images as well as a collection of materials for the Tohono O'oodham Indians of Arizona. In 1840, Alta California and Baja California Territory were removed from the Diocese of Sonora to form the Diocese of Both Californias. Bishop Francisco Garcia Diego y Moreno, OFM, established his cathedra at Mission Santa Barbara, making the chapel the pro-cathedral of the diocese until 1849. Under Bishop Thaddeus Amat y Brusi, C. M. the chapel again served as a pro-cathedral, for the Diocese of Monterey and the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles, from 1853 to 1876.

It is for this reason that of all the California missions, only the chapel at Mission Santa Barbara has two matching bell towers. At that time, that particular architectural feature was restricted to a cathedral church; when President Abraham Lincoln restored the missions to the Catholic Church on March 18, 1865, the Mission's leader at the time, Friar José González Rubio, came into conflict with Bishop Amat over the matter of whether the Mission should be under the ownership of the Franciscan order rather than the diocese. Bishop Amat refused to give the deed for the Mission to the Franciscans, but in 1925, Bishop John J. Cantwell awarded the deed to them; the Mission has the oldest unbroken tradition of choral singing among the California Missions and, indeed, of any California institution. The weekly Catholic liturgy is serviced by two choirs, the California Mission Schola and the Cappella Barbara; the Mission archives contain one of the richest collections of colonial Franciscan music manuscripts known today, which remain guarded.

The original City of Santa Barbara developed between the Mission proper and the harbor near El Presidio Reál de Santa Bárbara, about a mile southeast of the M

Debra Whitman

Debra "Deb" Whitman is a comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe, was a brief love interest of Peter Parker in the Spectacular Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man comic titles in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She had a prominent role in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, she is one of the first characters to determine that Peter was Spider-Man, although she was convinced she was delusional. Debra Whitman was a secretary in the biophysics department of Empire State University. While there, she met. However, things kept coming up in his secret life as Spider-Man and he kept giving her excuses to get out of the date; because of Peter's rejections, she started to date Biff Rifkin for emotional support, but her infatuation with Peter did nothing but grow. Debra suffered from a mental instability that led her to idealize people and invert values. With Peter it grew further into her hallucinating; when she told her psychiatrist about her hallucinations, he asked Peter to wear the Spider-Man suit to give her a shocking confrontation with reality to get her out of the hallucination.

Peter refused, indicated Biff Rifkin as a more reliable source of information. However, Biff knew Debra when she was married to Mark Whitman. One day he asked her about her black eye and she gave evasive answers; that night he saw Mark beating her. He rescued her and took her to the hospital, but she insisted Mark was a kind and gentle husband, locked in denial. Peter wore the suit and told her he was Spider-Man; the shock made her decided to leave New York to get a divorce. During the superhero "Civil War", Peter reveals his identity as Spider-Man to the world. Thereafter, Debra is seen on the phone speaking to her co-writer about her new book, entitled "TWO FACED: How Spider-Man Ruined My Life", she seems discouraged about the title and tone of the book, but is committed to a book signing in the day. Enraged, she hurls items around the room to get out her anger before the signing. At the book signing, Spider-Man and the newly released Vulture are both seen planning to crash. After Spider-Man defeats the Vulture, Debra reveals to Betty Brant the editors had forced her to exaggerate the mental damage that Peter had "done" to her in order to make for a better book.

Debra's mother had been sick and the medical bills were far more than she could pay for, so when the Daily Bugle dug up all of Peter Parker's past relationships to get dirt on him, she jumped on the chance to write the book. Betty talked Debra into telling the truth to the Daily Globe, confidentially. In order to save the life of May Parker and his wife Mary Jane Watson agree to allow the demon Mephisto to alter history. In the new timeline and Mary Jane were never married, his identity as Spider-Man was forgotten; as a consequence of these changes, Debra's knowledge of Peter's identity is erased from history as well. Debra Whitman has appeared in the 1990s Spider-Man: The Animated Series voiced by Liz Georges, she was a love interest to Flash Thompson. She is portrayed as an sharp intellectual. Unlike her comic appearance, she has no romantic relationship linking her to Peter, but rather a friendly rivalry. However, she does show interest to Michael Morbius prior to Flash, she has long blonde hair that she keeps tied back in a pony tail, wears glasses.

Although in the comics she is a secretary, in contrast to the post-graduate students of the Spectacular Spider-Man title, in the TV series she is Peter's equal, if not superior in intellect and academia. Peter once described her as "the little sister I never had... or wanted". She didn't have a direct effect on Spider-Man's adventures or become involved in the plots, but at one point, she was a victim of the Vulture's youth-sucking powers, which reduced her to a frail, fragile old woman. In an archetypal opposites attract manner, Debra developed an unlikely attraction to the jockish Flash, another classmate. However, she had an infatuation with Morbius, her lab partner, but he gave her the brush off, though as he could, because he was with Felicia Hardy, who became the Black Cat. Sometime after Morbius disappeared following his vampirism, Debra started dating Flash, she began work on project to find Morbius in order to reverse engineer his neogenic makeup and cure him. When the project failed, she responded by letting her hair down, both physically and metaphorically, while trying to drown out her sorrows with lots of late night partying.

In the end Flash had to put his foot down and tell Debra she had to ease up. Debra got her act together and resumed her more normal, studious life style though she and Flash are still seeing each other. Debra Whitman appears on The Spectacular Spider-Man. In this show, Debra Whitman is an African-American girl, the secretary of Miles Warren, works in ESU with Drs. Curt and Martha Connors after Miles transfers with them, she is mentioned to be the replacement of Eddie Brock. This version of Debra does not have any romantic interest in Peter, though the show's version of Gwen Stacy bears a slight resemblance to Debra from the comics, such as wearing glasses until she removed them and became more faithfully closer to her comic book counterpart. Although she does not appear, a character named Missy Kallenback appears in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man who seems to be inspired by Deborah, as a nerdy girl in glasses who Peter is friendly and protectiv

2005 Outback Bowl

The 2005 Outback Bowl featured the Georgia Bulldogs, the Wisconsin Badgers. Both teams came into the game ranked, with only two losses; this was the 19th edition of the Outback Bowl. Brandon Coutu provided the first scoring of the game, as Georgia got on the board first with a 20-yard field goal. In the first quarter, kicker Mike Allen got Wisconsin on the board with a 46-yard field goal, to tie the game, 3–3. In the second quarter, Allen connected on a 44-yard field goal. Quarterback David Greene connected with wide receiver Fred Gibson for a 19-yard touchdown pass, to give Georgia a 10–6 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Greene found Jeremy Thomas for a 24-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 17–6. Running back Thomas Brown rushed 29 yards for a touchdown, to increase Georgia's lead to 24–6 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Quarterback John Stocco found wide receiver Darrin Charles for a 19-yard touchdown pass to trim the lead to 24–13. With Georgia trying to run out the clock, David Greene threw an interception, returned by Andy Crooks for 11 yards, for a Wisconsin touchdown.

The ensuing two-point conversion attempt succeeded, Wisconsin now trailed by only three points, 24–21. Their ensuing onside kick attempt failed. Georgia converted a fourth-and-one on Wisconsin's 15-yard line, which allowed the Bulldogs to run out the clock and secure the victory. Http://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores105/105001/20050101NCAAFWISCONSIN-0.htm