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Old Town Square

Old Town Square is an historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It is located between Charles Bridge; the square features buildings belonging to various architectural styles, including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn, the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. Its characteristic towers are 80 m high; the Baroque St. Nicholas Church is another church located in the square. Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the Old Town Hall; the clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still in operation. The tower of the Old Town Hall offers panoramic views of the Old Town. An art museum of the Czech National Gallery is located in the Kinský Palace; the square's center is home to a statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, burned at the stake for his beliefs in Constance. This led to the Hussite Wars; the statue known as the Jan Hus Memorial was erected on 6 July 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.

In front of the Old Town Hall, there is a memorial to martyrs beheaded on that spot during the Old Town Square execution by Habsburgs, after the Battle of White Mountain. Twenty-seven crosses mark the pavement in their honour; the crosses were installed during the repairs of the Old Town Hall after the WW2, while a nearby plaque which lists the names of all 27 victims dates from 1911. Orthodox Czechs do not trample these crosses because for respect. On 3 November 1918, a Marian Column, erected in the square shortly after the Thirty Years' War was demolished in celebration of independence from the Habsburg empire. At Christmas and Easter, markets are held on the square. A tall decorated tree and a musical stage are set up; the Christmas Markets in Old Town Square are the largest Christmas markets in the Czech Republic and are visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors from the Czech Republic and abroad Germans, Russians and Britons. In 2016, CNN ranked Prague’s Christmas Markets among the 10 best ones worldwide.

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Terry D. Clark

Terry Doug Clark was an American murderer convicted of the murder of nine-year-old Dena Lynn Gore. He was executed by the State of New Mexico by means of lethal injection, he was the first and only person to be executed in New Mexico between the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 and its subsequent abolition within New Mexico in 2009. The previous execution in New Mexico had been the gas chamber death of David Cooper Nelson on January 8, 1960. Terry Clark was convicted of kidnapping and raping a six-year-old girl from Roswell, New Mexico in 1986. Pending appeals in that case, he was released on bond. While he was out on bond in that case, nine-year-old Dena Lynn Gore of Artesia, New Mexico was raped and killed on July 17, 1986. Gore's bound and decomposing body was found buried on a nearby ranch on July 22, 1986. Gore had been shot three times in the back of her head. A few days Clark was taken into custody and he confessed to a minister while in jail. In 1986, public defenders Sheila Lewis and Steve Aarons were assigned to represent Clark.

In a rare legal maneuver, Clark pleaded guilty to first degree murder in hopes of being sentenced before Governor Toney Anaya completed his term of office. However, District Judge Stanley F. Frost refused to hold a sentence hearing before Anaya's last day in office; as a result, Clark was not among the five men on death row whose death sentences were commuted by Anaya to life in prison without possibility of parole. The following year, a jury in New Mexico returned with a death sentence against Clark. In 1994, the New Mexico Supreme Court overturned that sentence, found reversible error related to the first jury's understanding of the meaning of life in prison, mandated a new sentencing hearing. In 1996, prominent New Mexico capital defense lawyer Gary Mitchell represented Clark at his retrial in Silver City, New Mexico. Aarons and Anaya were among dozens of witnesses. Anaya explained; the second jury returned a death sentence. Clark waived his appeals in 1999 and was executed on November 6, 2001.

This made him the first inmate in New Mexico to be executed in 41 years and the only one to be executed by lethal injection. On March 18, 2009, Governor Bill Richardson signed a death penalty abolition bill into law, he had been a supporter of capital punishment for years, but said that he lacked confidence in the current system to make the final decision on who lives and who dies. Capital punishment in New Mexico Capital punishment in the United States List of people executed in New Mexico Joline Gutierrez Krueger. Two angry neighbors took on the law at the Wayback Machine; the Albuquerque Tribune. Archived from the original on 2001-12-24. Accessed on 2007-11-05. Michael Janofsky, Execution Set In New Mexico Draws Rarity Of a Challenge The New York Times

Everybody's Doing It (1938 film)

Everybody's Doing It is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Christy Cabanne using a screenplay by J. Robert Bren, Edmund Joseph, Harry Segall, based on George Beck's story. RKO produced and distributed the film, releasing it on January 14, 1938; the movie stars Sally Eilers. Bruce Keene works in the advertising department of Beyers and Company, which produces cereal, among other things, his heavy drinking conflicts with his work output. He and his fiancé, Penny Wilton, who works in the advertising department, believe that a boost in the sales of Beyers' cereal can come about if Keene draws a series of pictograms to be printed on the cereal boxes over a 30-week period. Customers who solve all 30 pictograms will be eligible to compete for a $100,000 prize. Willy Beyers, the company president, agrees to the concept, the contest is launched; the contest is successful, but Keene tires of creating a new pictogram in the waning weeks of the contest. He resumes his heavy drinking in bars. Wilton fears for her fiancé's future, hires a small-time hood, Softy Blane, to feign Keene's kidnaping so that while in the countryside he will finish the series of pictograms.

Blane works for Steve Devers, a gangster who has taken an interest in manipulating the contest in order to win the $100,000. Blane doublecrosses Wilton, kidnaps Keene, taking him to Devers' hideout. Keene works in captivity to expose his kidnappers by drawing pictograms that tell of his situation that are sent to Beyers. Wilton understands the clues, uses them to puzzle out where Keene is being held, she leads the police to the hideout, after a shootout, Keene is rescued. Reunited with his fiancé, he marries Wilton. Preston Foster as Bruce Keene Sally Eilers as Penny Wilton Cecil Kellaway as Mr. Beyers Lorraine Krueger as Bubbles Blane William Brisbane as Willy Beyers Richard Lane as Steve Devers Guinn Williams as Softy Blane Arthur Lake as Waldo Solly Ward as Gus Frank M. Thomas as Charlie Herbert Evans as Grady Jack Carson as Lieutenant Fuzzy Knight as Gangster Willie Best as Jasper) In June 1937 it was announced that B. P. Schulberg and Vivienne Osborne had been cast in the picture. By the middle of November 1937 the film, still known by its working title, Easy Millions, had finished production and was in the editing room.

A November Variety article listed Christy Cabanne as the director, as well as William Sistrom as the producer. The screenplay was by J. Robert Bren, Edmund Joseph, Harry Segall, while the cinematographer was announced as Paul Vogel; the cast list was described as Preston Foster, Sally Eilers, Paul Guilfoyle, Cecil Kellaway, Lorraine Krueger. In early December the title of the film was changed to Everybody's Doing It, from its working title of Easy Millions. In mid-December, it was announced that the picture was to be released on January 14, 1938, RKO did release the film on that date; the National Legion of Decency approved the picture for all audiences, rating it class A-1. Harrison's Reports gave the film a mediocre review, stating that the plot was "so thin that, in order to pad it out to a full length feature, the producer had to use up some of the footage in the most stupid type of slapstick imaginable". Motion Picture Daily's opinion was quite lukewarm, saying that the film was an "inexpensive fabrication that may be unusual enough to satisfy the moderate taste moderately."

The Motion Picture Herald gave a ambiguous review, wherein they neither praised nor spoke negatively about the film, instead speaking about the film's structure and relation to recent films written along similar lines. They linked the plot of the film to a past advertising scheme, called "Gold Coast", which bore a striking resemblance to the advertising gambit portrayed in the film; the magazine did comment that the audience's reaction at the showing they viewed was "spotty". Everybody's Doing It on IMDb