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Network One

Network One was a small "independent" network, consisting of low-powered television stations, scattered across the Continental United States, similar to Urban America Television, America One, or the better-known Ion. The network launched on December 1, 1993, around the same time as Channel America and the American Independent Network, but shut down on November 13, 1997. Focusing on "alternative" programming, the network consisted of various B-Grade movies, beauty pageants and episodes of the series Night Flight and Bohemia Afterdark. Classic episodes of the 1950s "hard-boiled" crime drama Lock-Up with Macdonald Carey were featured as well. Commercials were filled with advertisements for 1-900 chat lines with a more mature focus. Most affiliates have either gone independent, switched affiliations to another television network, or have gone off the air. Some, have turned into rebroadcasters for other stations. America One American Independent Network Channel America ION Television Independent station Urban America Television Network One on the Web Archive

Kyōran Kazoku Nikki

Kyōran Kazoku Nikki is a light novel series by Akira, with illustrations by x6suke. A 26-episode anime adaptation was broadcast in 2008. A thousand years ago, the god of destruction, died saying that its "child" would destroy the world. In order to prevent this, the Great Japanese Empire Paranormal Phenomena Bureau of Measures begins "Operation Cozy Family"; the family is composed of Ōka Midarezaki, an official of the Bureau, Kyōka Midarezaki, a self-proclaimed goddess, as parents. The goal of the operation is to discern which child the prophecy applies to, as well as to teach him or her about the love of family in hopes of convincing him or her to not destroy the world; the story focuses on the adventures that the ad hoc family experiences together. Kyōka Midarezaki Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura The Midarezaki family "mother", she is 20 years old, she has an appearance of a little girl with cat ears and a tail. Her real name is'Kyoukya Eaeriaea', she used to be worshiped by the people of an underground kingdom named'Shangri-la', she ran away because she felt something was missing from her life.

She is from a race of demons that uses other people's bodies as theirs, that she used to be their queen before deciding to abandon her people and live as a human with gorgeous black hair, deep green eyes, as tall as Ōka. However, because her secret cannot be discovered, her memories as a demon were erased, her name as the demon queen was Vanessa. Due to her past of being worshiped, she has a arrogant and destructive nature, but despite her personality, she cares about her family and is trying to do her best as Ōka's wife and loves him dearly, getting jealous when she found out Ōka went out with another woman and tries to have a husband and wife relationship. At the end she is last seen heading back to Shangri-la to find out who she was, leaving many of her mini-dolls with her family for company, she has an ability named'Keitai Denwa, which allows her to manipulate a person's mind or to control a set of mini-dolls that help her when necessary. She is a bad cook, where her meals frighten everyone in the family and has a strange habit of naming certain people around her with weird names, stating that they should be proud of a name given to them by a god.

Though she is the mother of the family, she is the shortest member as well.Ōka Midarezaki Voiced by: Takayuki Kondo The main protagonist and the father, forced to participate in Cozy Family Operation. Though sensible and collected, he is teased and mocked by Kyōka, he lost his parents at the age of three, has no memory before then. He is the head of the operations department of'Supernatural Phenomenon Treatment Bureau', he stated to Kyōka that he is unable to love someone, yet he does treasure the family and likes her. But in the series, Ōka develops feelings for Kyōka, realizes what love is like. Ginka Midarezaki Voiced by: Yoshinori Fujita The eldest son, aged 23, he enjoys dressing as a female and speaks in a feminine manner, he works at local okama bar "Virgo" under the name of "Silver Fox". He was a member of a yakuza clan named Kizakura, but ran away when a girl he loved was killed by his family, his original name is Ginichi Kizakura. He once met Chika in person a long time ago, made a promise with her which leads her to join the Midarezaki family.

After all the "training" Chika has put him through, he has seemed to have developed a liking for pain. He is last seen on a date with Chika, but it is unknown if she made him "manly" again. Yūka Midarezaki Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa The nine-year-old eldest daughter; the point of Solitary Doll is to abuse the weakest member of the family to relieve stress. Despite her past, she has a calm and gentle personality. Named Reiko Himemiya, she now lives her life as an elementary school girl and is friends with a fellow student; this friend, tries to bribe her with pudding to help him with his test. She has a strong attachment to her father Ōka as she likes it when he compliments her on how cute she looks, with sometimes the first question she asks being, "Do you think Father will think I'm cute in it?". Related to this dependency, she is the one most anxious about Ōka leaving the family – from joining in odd family schemes to drinking all the water in the house to dehydrate an alien who showed romantic interest in Ōka.

At the end of the anime she is seen taking her friend Yamaguchi to her house. Teika Midarezaki Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto The seven

St. John's High School (Delphos, Ohio)

St. John's High School is a Roman Catholic private high school located in Delphos, United States, it is located in Allen County. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo; the mascot of the school is the Blue Jay. The school is associated with the Midwest Athletic Conference for sports. St. John's is well known for its high academic standards as well as being successful in its sports. Football - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2010 Boys Basketball – 1949, 1983, 2002 Girls Basketball – 1977, 1979, 1980, 1987, 2002 Boys Golf - Andy Miller 1998 School Website Delphos St. John's Alumni Site

Elizabeth Bulwer-Lytton

Elizabeth Barbara Bulwer-Lytton was a member of the Lytton family of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England. Her parents were Elizabeth Jodrell. In 1798, she married General William Earle Bulwer, the couple lived at Heydon Hall in Norfolk, their first son, William Earle Lytton Bulwer, was born the year after their marriage. A second son, was born in 1801, followed by Edward in 1803. After her father's death, Elizabeth Bulwer resumed her father's surname, by a royal licence of 1811; that year she returned to Knebworth House, which by had become dilapidated. She renovated it by demolishing three of its four sides and adding Gothic towers and battlements to the remaining building; this Tudor Gothic work was carried out in 1813 by John Biagio Rebecca. She lived at Knebworth until her death; because of a long-standing dispute she had with the church, she is buried not with her ancestors at St Mary's Knebworth, but in a mausoleum nearby which she commissioned from John Buonarotti Papworth. Elizabeth's death affected her son, as described in a letter published in 1845, again in a posthumous 1875 collection.

As to his mother, in her room, Bulwer-Lytton "had inscribed above the mantlepiece a request that future generations preserve the room as his beloved mother had used it", which remains unchanged to this day. "Turbans and Talk of Books: the Literary Parties of Elizabeth Spence and Elizabeth Benger", Corvey Women Writers on the Web

Paul Pascon

Paul Pascon was a Moroccan sociologist whose multidisciplinary work aimed to elucidate French colonialism in Morocco and the capitalism that accompanied it, the development of Morocco after its independence from France. He was the first modern scholar to study Gara Medouar, he was one of the foremost experts on the Moroccan economy and agriculture and its transformation under colonialism and after independence. Pascon was a Pied-Noir, "of soldier and settler stock", he was born in Fez, the son of an engineer of public works, from whom he inherited a love of the outdoors. In life he told his friend Ernest Gellner of his family history: his grandfather, he said, had been a Pied-Noir who had acquired land in Morocco after World War I but never became a successful farmer. One of his ancestors had been involved in the Rif War, the French-Moroccan conflict of the 1950s provoked tension; as a result of these involvements he developed "a lifelong devotion to the understanding and advancement of the Moroccan peasant".

He became a scout. In 1942 his father was imprisoned in Boudenib and his mother placed in Midelt for opposing the Vichy regime. At age 17, Pascon won a prize for a report on the Ziz and Rhéris rivers, in 1951 he received his baccalauréat in experimental sciences from the Lycée Gouraud in Rabat, he chose natural science and received his Certificat d'études supérieures préparatoires in 1952. In that year he visited Gara Medouar. In 1956, Pascon was licensed in natural sciences, sociology in 1958. After a number of administrative jobs he was hired by Institut agronomique et vétérinaire Hassan-II in 1970, where he worked until his death in a variety of functions and leading units including the Department for Rural Development, his 1975 thesis was an interdisciplinary study of the Haouz province of Marrakesh. It exemplifies the depth of analysis possible when interdisciplinary techniques, indigenous sources, a creative mind are brought to bear on a single region". A former communist and Marxist, he let go of those ideologies in life.

Pascon was a research associate at Centre national de la recherche scientifique and associate professor at Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Pascon's two children died during the Western Sahara War. Pascon died on 21 April 1985 in Mauretania after a car accident. In an obituary, his friend Ernest Gellner wrote: "He died at the height of his powers, at a time when he was being quite exceptionally productive, his death is a human tragedy, but it is an immeasurable loss to scholarship. He was unquestionably one of the most thorough, best informed and penetrating of the students of Moroccan and North African society". Le Haouz de Marrakech. Pascon's doctoral thesis, in two volumes. One critic reviewed it as if it were a drama with four main characters: the tribes, which make up the basic human component but in a great variety. La Maison d'lligh et l'histoire sociale du Tazerwalt. A history of the House of Illigh, the family that controlled the area of Tazerwalt from the 17th century on. Pascon was still working on this.

The posthumously published book contains five separate studies on various aspects of the family—from their acquisition of land and the execution of hydrological works in 1640 to 19th-century trade documentation, an 1825 murder. Capitalism and Agriculture in the Haouz of Marrakesh. A translation of the second part of his doctoral thesis, edited by John R. Walt, it studies the history of the Haouz region before and after colonialism, relying on dependency theory rather than Marxism. Land usage is the tool with which to measure how far capitalism penetrated into an agricultural, peripheral society

1917 Australian general strike

Referred to as the "New South Wales General Strike", but referred to by contemporaries as "the Great Strike", it was in fact neither general nor confined to NSW. The strike was however a mass strike, involving around 100,000 workers in NSW and Victoria, it began in the Australian state of New South Wales and spread to other states over six weeks from 2 August to 8 September 1917 when the official leadership declared the strike over. It took two weeks for all the railway strikers to return, however, as rank and file meetings rejected the official capitulation. Outside the railways, significant groups such as the waterside workers in Sydney and Melbourne, the Hunter Valley coal mines remained out until November as in their case the use of strikebreakers had turned the strike into a lockout; the trigger for the strike was the introduction of a new labour costing system introduced by the New South Wales Department of Railways and Tramways. The system, a time and motion study, used cards to record the tasks each worker was assigned and the time it took them to complete those tasks.

Concern existed over the right to view or modify their card, the potential use of the card system to identify "slow" or "inefficient" workers. The strike began at the Randwick Workshops and Eveleigh Carriage Shops with workers walking off the job in protest, their cause was taken up throughout the New South Wales railway system, spread to other industries and states. Class tensions had been building during the war, it is necessary to look outside the railways to explain the extraordinary spread of the dispute; the Piddington Royal Commission reported in 1920 that real wages in Australia fell by 30% between 1914 and 1919. The response to this was a strike wave that began in early 1916. This, combined with anger at the attempt to introduce conscription and the disaffection of Irish-Australians, provided the atmosphere of class tension in which the strike exploded. With the exception of the railways, which were called out on 6 August, the strikes all began with rank and file walkouts and were only afterwards made official.

On the railways, significant sections had walked out before 6 August. The strike spread to the coal mines in NSW, the waterfront and the seamen. Groups of workers would continue to join the strike right up until September on the principle of refusing to work with a delivery of coal or of goods from the waterfront; when the Melbourne waterfront joined the strike on 11 August a similar spread occurred throughout Melbourne. Other significant additions to the ranks of strikers were the Broken Hill mines, the Wonthaggi coal mine in Victoria, sugar refineries, timber workers, meat workers and gas workers in Sydney; when waterside workers in Port Pirie refused to unload a delivery of NSW coal, this threatened the operation of the refinery which provided the majority of the lead used for munitions on the Western Front. The Prime Minister, W. M. Hughes, declared Port Pirie. On 30 August 1917, a striker was killed by strikebreaker. A strikebreaker, Alfred Green, was shot whilst driving a train from Sydney to Wollongong.

Two miners were charged but the case against them collapsed when it was revealed at the time of the shooting they were in Sydney. The strike was accompanied by scenes of mass protest. There were daily demonstrations in Melbourne. At one point Adela Pankhurst led a crowd of 20,000 to confront the police outside federal parliament in Melbourne. In Sydney, the daily rallies peaked every Sunday with crowds of up to 150,000; the government at both state and federal level responded by organising strikebreaking on a mass scale. A feature of this was a large number of middle-class men who were described as "volunteers" from rural areas. University students and the upper forms and masters of private schools in Sydney and Melbourne were prominent; the strikebreakers were housed at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Strikebreakers from rural Victoria were sent to the Maitland coal field in the Hunter Valley of NSW where they were set to work in two large pits. In addition to the "volunteers" around a third of the railway service in NSW continued working, enabling a skeleton service to operate.

The railways in NSW had significant reserves of coal. On 9 September 1917 the Defence Committee, an ad hoc committee of trade union officials based in the NSW Trades and Labour Council, declared the strike over on terms which amounted to a complete capitulation; the decision was denounced as a sellout in a series of furious mass meetings and, when it was clear that hundreds would be victimised, many groups of railway workers resumed strike action. But without official support, the strikers drifted back to work and, after two weeks, the railway strike had ended; the miners and waterside workers, the two groups most affected by strikebreakers remained on strike till November, in a vain attempt to remove the scabs. In the case of the Melbourne waterfront, the strike continued until December; the defeat was a heavy blow for the labour movement and was a major factor in encouraging Billy Hughes, the Prime Minister, to attempt a second conscription referendum in December 1917. The referendum was defeated and the unions had recovered their strength by 1919, with the strikebreakers driven out of the coal mines and the Melbourne waterfront.

A massive strike-wave that year was spearheaded by some of the groups of workers that had shared in the defeat of 1917 the Broken Hill miners and the seamen. The