Alta is a town in eastern Salt Lake County, United States. It is part of Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 383 at the 2010 census, a slight increase from the 2000 figure of 370. Alta is the location of Alta Ski Area, a ski resort that has 500,000 visitors a year, it is known for its decision to not allow snowboarding. Alta has been important to the development of skiing in Utah. Alta was founded about 1865 to house miners from the Emma mine, the Flagstaff mine, other silver mines in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Sensationally rich silver ore in the Emma mine enabled its owners to sell the mine at an inflated price to British investors in 1871; the subsequent exhaustion of the Emma ore body led to the recall of the American ambassador to Great Britain, a director of the company, Congressional hearings in Washington. An 1878 fire and an 1885 avalanche destroyed most of the original mining town, though some mining activity persisted into the 20th century. By the 1930s, only one resident, George Watson, remained in the town.
Facing back taxes on mining claims he owned, Watson donated much of the land in Alta to the U. S. Forest Service. Watson stipulated. In 1935, Norwegian skiing legend Alf Engen was hired to help develop the area, Alta opened its first ski lift in 1938. Today, Alta is a small town, centered around the Alta Ski Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles, of which, 4.1 square miles of it is land and 0.25% is water. At 8,950 feet, Alta is one of the highest cities in Utah, one of the highest in America; as of the census of 2010, there were 386 people in 156 households in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 4 percent Hispanic or Latino; the population was 33 percent female. The population was 4.7 percent under the age of 18 and 2.6 percent was 65 or older. Alta experiences a high altitude humid continental climate, which borders on a subalpine climate, due to its high elevation. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the town receives heavy snows, averaging over 507 inches per year.
During the wet season of 1982/1983, Alta received as much as 900 inches of snow, leading to record flooding of Wasatch streams as the snow melted during May and June that year. Alta's total precipitation of 108.54 inches during 1983 is a record for a calendar year in any state of the Mountain West. List of cities and towns in Utah Twister – located near Alta Official website Alta Ski Area Official Website Alta Community Enrichment, the Alta Arts Council Wild old Bunch AltaCam Ski Forum Alta Visitors Bureau
And When the Sky Was Opened
"And When the Sky Was Opened" is episode eleven of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It aired on December 11, 1959, it is an adaptation of the Richard Matheson short story "Disappearing Act". United States Air Force Colonel Clegg Forbes arrives at a military hospital to visit his friend and co-pilot Major William Gart; the two had piloted an experimental spaceplane, the X-20 DynaSoar, on a mission that took them 900 miles beyond the confines of the Earth's atmosphere for the first time. During their voyage the men blacked out for four hours and the craft itself disappeared from radar screens for a full day before reappearing and crash landing in the desert leaving Gart with a broken leg. Gart inquires as to the status of the plane, but Forbes is agitated and asks Gart if he remembers how many people were on the mission, producing a newspaper whose front page shows the likenesses of the two men and a headline stating that two astronauts were rescued from the desert crash.
Gart confirms that only he and Forbes piloted the plane but Forbes insists that a third man – Colonel Ed Harrington, his best friend for 15 years – accompanied them. In the flashback, the previous morning and Forbes are shown joking with Gart as they are discharged from the hospital after passing their physical exams, leaving the Major to recuperate alone; the same newspaper that Forbes would show Gart is present but instead asserts three astronauts were recovered from the crash of the X-20 with a photo depicting a crew of three. The two men visit a bar downtown. While there, Harrington is overcome by a feeling that he no longer "belongs" in the world. Disturbed, he phones his parents who tell him they have no son named Ed Harrington and believe the person calling them to be a prankster. Harrington mysteriously vanishes from the phone booth and no one in the bar but Forbes remembers his existence. Desperate, Forbes searches for any trace of his friend but can find nothing in the bar, his girlfriend, does not remember Harrington, neither does his commanding officer.
Returning to the closed bar, he breaks in calling his name repeatedly. He returns to the hospital the next morning to talk with Gart. Back in the present, Forbes is dismayed by Gart's claim that he doesn't know anyone named Harrington. Forbes glances at a mirror and discovers he casts no reflection, causing him to flee the room in terror. Gart tries to hobble. Calling the duty nurse to ask if she saw where Forbes went, Gart is stunned at the nurse's claim that nobody named Forbes has been in the building and that Gart was the only man, aboard his plane. After getting back into bed, he notices, it now says that Gart was the sole pilot of the X-20 – all mention of Forbes, including his photo, is gone. Horrified, Gart disappears. An officer enters the building and asks the duty nurse if there are any unused rooms available to accommodate new patients; the nurse takes him to the now empty room which hosted the three astronauts, stating that it has been unoccupied. In the hangar which housed the X-20, the sheet that covered the craft is shown lying on the ground.
There is no trace of the plane. Rod Taylor as Lieutenant Colonel Clegg Forbes Charles Aidman as Colonel Ed Harrington Jim Hutton as Major William Gart Maxine Cooper as Amy Sue Randall as Nurse Paul Bryar as Bartender Joe Bassett as Medical officer Gloria Pall as Girl in bar Elizabeth Fielding as Blond Nurse This episode is loosely based on the short story "Disappearing Act" by Richard Matheson; the story was first published in The Magazine of Science Fiction. Rod Taylor and director Douglas Heyes worked together on the TV series Bearcats!. "Remember Me", an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which ship's doctor Beverly Crusher undergoes a comparable experience. "Revisions", a Stargate SG-1 episode with a similar plot. "Games People Play", a Eureka episode with a similar plot. DeVoe, Bill. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0. Grams, Martin; the Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0.
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Resurrection is the concept of coming back to life after death. In a number of ancient religions, a dying-and-rising god is a deity which resurrects; the resurrection of the dead is a standard eschatological belief in the Abrahamic religions. As a religious concept, it is used in two distinct respects: a belief in the resurrection of individual souls, current and ongoing, or else a belief in a singular resurrection of the dead at the end of the world; some believe. The death and resurrection of Jesus, an example of resurrection, is the central focus of Christianity. Christian theological debate ensues with regard to what kind of resurrection is factual – either a spiritual resurrection with a spirit body into Heaven, or a material resurrection with a restored human body. While most Christians believe Jesus' resurrection from the dead and ascension to Heaven was in a material body, a small minority believes it was spiritual. There are documented rare cases of the return to life of the clinically dead which are classified scientifically as examples of the Lazarus syndrome, a term originating from the biblical story of the resurrection of Lazarus.
Resurrection, from the Latin noun resurrectio -onis, from the verb rego, "to make straight, rule" + preposition sub, "under", altered to subrigo and contracted to surgo, surrectum + preposition re-, "again", thus "a straightening from under again". The concept of resurrection is found in the writings of some ancient non-Abrahamic religions in the Middle East. A few extant Egyptian and Canaanite writings allude to dying and rising gods such as Osiris and Baal. Sir James Frazer in his book The Golden Bough relates to these dying and rising gods, but many of his examples, according to various scholars, distort the sources. Taking a more positive position, Tryggve Mettinger argues in his recent book that the category of rise and return to life is significant for the following deities: Ugaritic Baal, Adonis, Eshmun and Dumuzi. In ancient Greek religion a number of men and women were made physically immortal as they were resurrected from the dead. Asclepius was killed by Zeus, only to be transformed into a major deity.
Achilles, after being killed, was snatched from his funeral pyre by his divine mother Thetis and resurrected, brought to an immortal existence in either Leuce, Elysian plains or the Islands of the Blessed. Memnon, killed by Achilles, seems to have received a similar fate. Alcmene, Castor and Melicertes, were among the figures sometimes considered to have been resurrected to physical immortality. According to Herodotus's Histories, the seventh century BC sage Aristeas of Proconnesus was first found dead, after which his body disappeared from a locked room, he found not only to have been resurrected but to have gained immortality. Many other figures, like a great part of those who fought in the Trojan and Theban wars and the historical pugilist Cleomedes of Astupalaea, were believed to have been made physically immortal, but without having died in the first place. Indeed, in Greek religion, immortality always included an eternal union of body and soul; the philosophical idea of an immortal soul was a invention, although influential, never had a breakthrough in the Greek world.
As may be witnessed into the Christian era, not least by the complaints of various philosophers over popular beliefs, traditional Greek believers maintained the conviction that certain individuals were resurrected from the dead and made physically immortal and that for the rest of us, we could only look forward to an existence as disembodied and dead souls. This traditional religious belief in physical immortality was denied by the Greek philosophers. Writing his Lives of Illustrious Men in the first century, the Middle Platonic philosopher Plutarch's chapter on Romulus gave an account of the mysterious disappearance and subsequent deification of this first king of Rome, comparing it to traditional Greek beliefs such as the resurrection and physical immortalization of Alcmene and Aristeas the Proconnesian, "for they say Aristeas died in a fuller's work-shop, his friends coming to look for him, found his body vanished. Plutarch scorned such beliefs held in traditional ancient Greek religion, writing, "many such improbabilities do your fabulous writers relate, deifying creatures mortal."
The parallel between these traditional beliefs and the resurrection of Jesus was not lost on the early Christians, as Justin Martyr argued: "when we say... Jesus Christ, our teacher, was crucified and died, rose again, ascended into heaven, we propose nothing different from what you believe regarding those whom you consider sons of Zeus.". There is, however, no belief in a general resurrection in ancient Greek religion, as the Greeks held that not the gods were able to recreate flesh, lost to decay, fire or consumption; the notion of a general resurrection of the dead was therefore quite preposterous to the Greeks. This is made clear in Paul's Areopagus discourse. After having first told about the resurrection of Jesus, which makes the Athenians interested to hear more, Paul goes on, relating how this event relates to a general resurrection of the dead: "Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all
Percy Alfred Helton was an American stage and television actor. He was one of voices in Hollywood of the 1950s. A native of the Manhattan borough in New York City, Helton began acting at the age of two, appearing in vaudeville acts with his British-born father, Alfred "Alf" Helton. By 1906 he was a cast member in the Broadway production of Clara Lipman's play Julie BonBon, which premiered that year on New Year's Day in the Lew M. Field Theater. Helton would go on to perform in many other Broadway plays before joining the United States Army in World War I. Deployed to Europe during the war, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his duty with the 305th Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces' 77th Division. Helton returned to singing professionally after his discharge from the army. However, in one of his subsequent stage roles he was required to shout and scream his lines during much of the play; the resulting stress and damage to his vocal chords after repeated performances left him permanently hoarse, with a raspy falsetto voice and a breathy delivery.
That change in his voice altered Helton's career. He remained in acting but chiefly as a character actor in a wide range of films and television programs in the 1950s and 1960s. Among those programs were three guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the role of Asa Cooperman in the 1961 episode "The Case of the Pathetic Patient" and a pawn broker in the 1961 episode "The Case of the Torrid Tapestry." Some examples of the films in which he performed include Miracle on 34th Street, Criss Cross, The Set-Up, Kiss Me Deadly, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He is a particular favorite of film noir fans, it was his performance in one of those films, Wicked Woman, where Helton reached the apex of his career in his characterization of "Charlie Borg." In that role he portrayed a foolish neighbor who gets lured to his possible doom by a devious waitress played by Beverly Michaels. In 1955, Helton was cast as Alex Grant, arrested for a 15-year-old murder when he returns to a mining camp, in the episode, "The Hangman Waits" of the western anthology series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews.
Things look bleak for Grant until his youthful lawyer, Greg Lewis, locates a corroborating witness, 75-year-old Harry Gander, whose personal diary clears the suspect. James Seay played corrupt district attorney Lucius Peck. Percy Helton was married to her until his death, they had no children. He died at age 77 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center on September 11, 1971, the year of his final film appearance, his ashes are inurned at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles, California. Percy Helton on IMDb Percy Helton at the Internet Broadway Database Percy Helton at Find a Grave young Percy Helton on left in Silver Wings -
The Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune is a daily newspaper published in the city of Salt Lake City, with the largest paid circulation in the state. The Tribune referred to as just "the Trib," is owned by Paul Huntsman and printed through a joint operating agreement with the Deseret News through the Newspaper Agency Corporation. For 100 years it was a family-owned newspaper held by the heirs of U. S. Senator Thomas Kearns. After Kearns died in 1918 the company was controlled by his widow, Jennie Judge Kearns, the newspaper's longtime publisher was John F. Fitzpatrick, who started his career as secretary to Senator Kearns in 1913 and remained publisher until his death in 1960. John W. Gallivan, nephew to Mrs. Kearns, joined The Tribune in 1937 and succeeded Fitzpatrick as publisher in 1960 where he remained as Chairman until the merger with TCI, Inc. in 1997. On April 20, 2016, Huntsman Family Investments, a private equity firm headed by Paul Huntsman, announced that they would be buying the Tribune; the newspaper's motto, at the top of its masthead, is "Utah's Independent Voice Since 1871."
A successor to Utah Magazine, as the Mormon Tribune by a group of businessmen led by former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints William Godbe, Elias L. T. Harrison and Edward W. Tullidge, who disagreed with the church's economic and political positions. After a year, the publishers changed the name to the Salt Lake Daily Tribune and Utah Mining Gazette, but soon after that, they shortened it to The Salt Lake Tribune. In 1873 three Kansas businessmen, Frederic Lockley, George F. Prescott and A. M. Hamilton, purchased the company and turned it into an anti-Mormon newspaper which backed the local Liberal Party. Sometimes vitriolic, the Tribune held particular antipathy for LDS Church president Brigham Young. In the edition announcing Young's death, the Tribune wrote, He was illiterate and he has made frequent boast that he never saw the inside of a school house, his habit of mind was singularly illogical and his public addresses the greatest farrago of nonsense, put in print.
He prided himself on being a great financer, yet all of his commercial speculations have been conspicuous failures. He was hierophant, pretended to be in daily with the Almighty, yet he was groveling in his ideas, the system of religion he formulated was well nigh Satanic. — The Salt Lake Tribune, August 30, 1877In 1901 newly elected United States Senator Thomas Kearns, a Roman Catholic, his business partner, David Keith, secretly bought the Tribune. Kearns made strides to eliminate the paper's anti-Mormon overtones, succeeded in maintaining good relationships with the mostly-LDS state legislature which had elected him to the Senate. After Keith died in 1918 the Kearns family bought out Keith's share of the Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Company; the parent company became Kearns-Tribune Corporation. In 1902 the company started up an evening edition, known as The Salt Lake Telegram; the Telegram was sold in 1914 and reacquired by the Tribune in 1930. It was phased out when the joint operating agreement was formed with the afternoon Deseret News, Salt Lake's daily newspaper owned by the LDS Church, in 1952.
John F. Fitzpatrick became publisher in 1924, ushering in what became seven decades of peaceful coexistence with the dominant LDS Church. In 1952 theTribune entered into a joint operating agreement with the Deseret News and created the Newspaper Agency Corporation. Fitzpatrick was the architect of NAC at the request of Mormon Church President David O. McKay whose newspaper was near bankruptcy at the time. In 1960 Fitzpatrick died of a heart attack and was succeeded by John W. Gallivan, trained as the next publisher since he joined The Tribune in 1937. Gallivan joked with aspiring journalism students telling them the best way to the publisher's desk was to get yourself left on the doorstep of the owner. In the late 1950s, in spite of reluctance from John Fitzpatrick about the future of television, Gallivan joined a measured Tribune investment with The Standard Corporation in Ogden to build one of the first microwave and cable TV systems across northern Nevada. Gallivan traveled weekends by bus to Elko.
Gallivan and Denver cable investor Bob Magness merged their companies into Tele-Communications, Inc. which became the largest cable television company in the world. The Tribune's ownership interest in TCI reached nearly 15% which played a large role in mergers between the two companies. Gallivan remained in The Tribune publisher position until 1984 and chairman of the board until 1997; the Kearns family owned a majority share of the newspaper until 1997 when merged with Tele-Communications Inc. in an effort to minimize inheritance tax liabilities borne by the two largest shareholders in the Kearns family. A buy-back agreement was put in place providing for the Kearns family to reacquire The Tribune after an IRS required 5-year holding period. In the interim however, TCI was merged with AT&T Corporation. After intense pressure from the LDS Church, intense counter-suits from the Kearns family,The Tribune was subsequently sold by AT&T to Denver, Colorado-based MediaNews Group in 2000.s In 2002 the Tribune was mired in controversy after employees sold information related to the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case to The National Enquirer.
Tribune editor James "Jay" Shelledy resigned from his job at the paper amidst the fallout of the scandal. Two staffers were removed from their positions as Tribune reporters. In 2004 the paper decided to move from its historic location at the downtown Tribune building, to The Gateway development. Man
Rodman Edward Serling was an American screenwriter, television producer, narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, helped form television industry standards, he was known as the "angry young man" of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship and war. Serling was born on December 1924, in Syracuse, New York, to a Jewish family, he was the second of two sons born to Samuel Lawrence Serling. Serling's father had worked as a secretary and amateur inventor before having children, but took on his father-in-law's profession as a grocer to earn a steady income. Sam Serling became a butcher after the Great Depression forced the store to close. Rod had Robert J. Serling, their mother was a homemaker. Serling spent most of his youth 70 miles south of Syracuse in the city of Binghamton after his family moved there in 1926.
His parents encouraged his talents as a performer. Sam Serling built a small stage in the basement, where Rod put on plays, his older brother, writer Robert, recalled that, at the age of six or seven, Rod entertained himself for hours by acting out dialogue from pulp magazines or movies he had seen. Rod talked to people around him without waiting for their answers. On a two-hour trip from Binghamton to Syracuse, the rest of the family remained silent to see if Rod would notice their lack of participation, he did not. In elementary school, Serling was seen as the class clown and dismissed by many of his teachers as a lost cause. However, his seventh-grade English teacher, Helen Foley, encouraged him to enter the school's public speaking extracurriculars, he was a speaker at his high school graduation. He began writing for the school newspaper, in which, according to the journalist Gordon Sander, he "established a reputation as a social activist", he was interested in sports and excelled at tennis and table tennis.
When he attempted to join the varsity football team, he was told. Serling was interested in writing at an early age, he was an avid radio listener interested in thrillers and horror shows. Arch Oboler and Norman Corwin were two of his favorite writers, he "did some staff work at a Binghamton radio station... tried to write... but never had anything published." He was accepted into college during his senior year of high school. However, the United States was involved in World War II at the time, Serling decided to enlist rather than start college after he graduated from Binghamton Central High School in 1943; as editor of his high school newspaper, Serling encouraged his fellow students to support the war effort. He wanted to leave school before graduation to join the fight but his civics teacher talked him into graduating. "War is a temporary thing," Gus Youngstrom told him. "It ends. An education doesn't. Without your degree, where will you be after the war?" Serling enlisted in the U. S. Army the morning after high school graduation, following his brother Robert.
Serling began his military career in 1943 at Camp Toccoa, under General Joseph May "Joe" Swing and Col. Orin D. "Hard Rock" Haugen and served in the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division. He reached the rank of Technician Fourth Grade. Over the next year of paratrooper training and others began boxing to vent aggression, he competed as a flyweight and had 17 bouts, rising to the second round of the division finals before being knocked out. He was remembered for berserker style and for "getting his nose broken in his first bout and again in last bout." He tried his hand with little success. On April 25, 1944, Serling saw that he was being sent west to California, he knew. This disappointed him. On May 5, his division headed to the Pacific, landing in New Guinea, where it would be held in reserve for a few months. In November 1944, his division first saw combat; the 11th Airborne Division would not be used as paratroopers, but as light infantry during the Battle of Leyte. It helped mop up after the five divisions.
For a variety of reasons, Serling was transferred to the 511th's demolition platoon, nicknamed "The Death Squad" for its high casualty rate. According to Sergeant Frank Lewis, leader of the demolitions squad, "He screwed up somewhere along the line, he got on someone's nerves." Lewis judged that Serling was not suited to be a field soldier: "he didn't have the wits or aggressiveness required for combat." At one point, Lewis and others were in a firefight, trapped in a foxhole. As they waited for darkness, Lewis noticed. Serling sometimes went exploring on his own, against orders, got lost. Serling's time in Leyte political views for the rest of his life, he saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, through freak accidents such as that which killed another Jewish private, Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as they rested under a palm tree when a food crate was dropped from a plane above, decapitating him. Serling placed a Star of David over his grave.
Stanley Adams (actor)
Stanley Adams was an American actor and screenwriter. He appeared in many television series and films, notably Breakfast at Tiffany's, Lilies of the Field, TV series from Gunsmoke to Star Trek, he died in 1977 as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 62. Born in New York City, Adams had his first film role playing the bartender in the movie version of Death of a Salesman, he played another barkeep in The Gene Krupa Story and a safecracker in Roger Corman's High School Big Shot. Adams had a lengthy career as a character actor playing comic, pompous characters. Adams played Otis Campbell's brother on an episode of The Andy Griffith Show, his 1959 portrayal of Chicago gangster/gambler Nick Popolous in Mr. Lucky is good as he deftly shifts from bumpkin to killer multiple times, his other roles on TV shows include roles in six episodes of Wagon Train and three episode of Gunsmoke. as political boss Frank Templeton in the final episode of McHale's Navy "Wally for Congress." He played a realtor on The Dick Van Dyke Show episode "Your Home Sweet Home Is My Home Sweet Home".
He had two roles in the syndicated western series Death Valley Days in the episodes "The Holy Terror" and "The Lady and the Sourdough". He appeared as King Kaliwani in the final episode of Gilligan's Island and in two episodes of the 1960s Batman TV series as Captain Courageous, he played notorious pool shark "Sure Shot" Wilson on series The Odd Couple. In genre television he appeared on The Twilight Zone as a time-traveling scientist—opposite Buster Keaton—in "Once Upon a Time" and as a bartender and as Ilya Klarpe on The Addams Family. In science fiction television circles he is known for two roles, as "Tybo" the anthropomorphic carrot in the penultimate episode of Lost in Space, "The Great Vegetable Rebellion", for playing Cyrano Jones in "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode of Star Trek, he reprised Cyrano Jones in the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode "More Tribbles, More Troubles" and archival footage of Adams as Jones was featured in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations".
He co-wrote an episode for Star Trek's final season, "The Mark of Gideon". Adams had a lengthy theatrical motion picture career. In the 1962 theatrical film adaptation of Rod Serling's teleplay Requiem for a Heavyweight he played the supporting role of Perelli, a sleazy promoter who offers a washed-up boxer a degrading job as a professional wrestler, he played the Chicano café owner in Lilies of the Field and portrayed Rutherford "Rusty" Trawler, "the 9th richest man in America under 50" in the Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany's. He played Bernie the foulmouthed caller in the 1974 action/adventure movie Rape Squad. Stanley Adams on IMDb Stanley Adams at AllMovie Stanley Adams at Find a GraveStanley Adams at Memory Alpha