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Patricia Charbonneau

Patricia Charbonneau is an American actress best known for playing the part of Cay Rivvers in Desert Hearts, her first film role. Patricia Charbonneau was born in Valley Stream, New York on Long Island, the youngest of 10 children, her father, a retired businessman, is French. She graduated in 1977 from Valley Stream Central High School, which she attended with fellow actors Steve Buscemi and Steve Hytner, as well as writer Ed Renehan, she attended Boston University as a theater major, left after a month to take a position with the Lexington Conservatory Theatre company in the Catskills. The story of the Conservatory Theater is chronicled in the documentary The Loss of Nameless Things. In addition to work with the Lexington Conservatory Theatre, Charbonneau worked on the New York stage in a production of Revengers... A Tragedea, at Playwrights Horizons, she became a member of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she originated the role of Lea in My Sister in this House, a part that she played Off-Broadway.

In 1985, Charbonneau made her film debut in Donna Deitch's film Desert Hearts at a time when it was still considered a risk to portray a lesbian in a romantic drama - complete with a lengthy love scene. Charbonneau told The Mail, "Kissing Helen wasn't the hard part, really; the hard part was walking out on the set naked and just standing there." Two days before shooting began, Charbonneau found out that she was pregnant with her first child, whom she once called her "Desert Hearts baby." For her performance in Desert Hearts, Charbonneau was nominated for a 1987 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. In the following year she appeared in Michael Mann's Manhunter and played Anna, the lead, in Call Me, which featured fellow Valley Streamer Buscemi; the same year, she was featured in the crime drama/action movie Shakedown. Her television work began with a 1986 NBC pilot C. A. T. Squad and continued with dozens of appearances, including HBO's Tales from the Crypt, Crime Story, The Equalizer, Murder She Wrote, New York Undercover, Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

In the 1990 film RoboCop 2, she played the role of Linda Garcia. Despite the character's prominence in the movie's plot, her name is never spoken, the role was not listed in the credits. In 1995, she starred in a Legend Entertainment sci-fi adventure game, she played one of James Garner's daughters in the 1999 CBS made-for-TV film One Special Night, which featured Julie Andrews. In March 2007, Charbonneau joined the faculty of the Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts in West Taghkanic, New York where she teaches an acting workshop for children and teens. Charbonneau met musician Vincent Caggiano in 1978, four years they wed, they had a daughter. Patricia Charbonneau on Yahoo! Movies Patricia Charbonneau on IMDb Desert Hearts on IMDb Patricia Charbonneau article 1986 at People Magazine

Where's the Playground Susie

"Where's the Playground Susie" is a song written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by American country music singer Glen Campbell. It was released in April 1969 as the second single from the album Galveston; the song peaked at number 26 on the Hot 100, number 28 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, number 8 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart. Andy Williams' version appeared on his album Happy Heart, which came out in 1969 only a few weeks after Glen Campbell's single. Lynn Anderson covered the song on her 1969 album, "At Home With Lynn." Everything but the Girl covered the song on the B-side of the 1986 single of "Don't Leave Me Behind". Bobbie Gentry recorded the song on her 1969 album Touch'Em with Love. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Soviet K-class submarine

The K class were the largest submarines built for the Soviet Navy in the World War II era. The design was approved in 1936 as a long range "cruiser submarine" with a heavy torpedo and gun armament; the boats could operate as a "fleet submarine" working with the battle fleet or as long range commerce raiders. They were a improved version of the Pravda class and overcame most of their shortcomings; the double hull was divided into seven compartments. It was planned to carry a small floatplane for scouting but this concept was abandoned when the planned aircraft proved too flimsy. Yakubov and Worth state that these were the most successful Soviet submarines of the World War II era, with high speed and good seakeeping; this class of submarine possessed better ventilation and air conditioning systems than any other class of Soviet submarine in World War II. They had amenities such as a bunk for every sailor, small cabins for each officer, electric heaters, an electric galley; the hull provided spacious accommodation.

Diving time was 60 seconds. American naval constructors inspected K-21 in 1944, thought the design to be workmanlike but technically inferior to contemporary American boats such as the Gato-class submarines An improved design, the KU class, to be of welded construction was in planning in 1941. 24 KU boats were planned. But none were started. All twelve boats were built by Marti Yard / Ordzhinikidze Yard, Leningrad, on the Baltic Sea, for the Soviet Northern Fleet. K-1 to K-23 were transferred before the German Invasion, K-51 to K-56 were trapped in Leningrad during the blockade.

Yorkville, Oneida County, New York

Yorkville is a village in Oneida County, New York, USA. The population was 2,689 at the 2010 census; the Village of Yorkville is in the southeast part of the Town of Whitestown adjacent to the City of Utica. The early population was composed of workers from the textile mills in adjacent New York Mills; the village was incorporated in 1902. Yorkville is located at 43°6′39″N 75°16′24″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,675 people, 1,160 households, 718 families residing in the village; the population density was 4,005.7 people per square mile. There were 1,259 housing units at an average density of 1,885.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.24% White, 0.49% African American, 0.49% Asian, 0.22% from other races, 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population. There were 1,160 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.1% were non-families.

33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.91. In the village, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $33,490, the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $29,575 versus $22,382 for females; the per capita income for the village was $17,727. 12.1% of the population and 10.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.7% are under the age of 18 and 8.2% are 65 or older. Once supported by manufacturing, the area has lost most of jobs in this field. Hyosung USA operated. Former Utica Converts, Hyosung acquired the plant in 2008 and closed in 2013 laying off 85.

Built in 1908, the plant was once a Goodyear plant. Service and health care jobs provide employment at nearby St. Luke's Memorial Hospital and Utica College

Tom Baker (professor)

Tom Baker is professor of law and a scholar of insurance law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Baker holds both a JD from Harvard University. Baker clerked for Judge Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, he practiced with the firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, DC. He served as an Associate Counsel for the Independent Counsel investigating the Iran-Contra affair. Before joining Penn Law in 2008, he was Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law and director of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut, his research explores insurance and responsibility in a wide variety of settings, using methods and perspectives drawn from economics and history, as well as law. He is co-founder of the Insurance and Society Study Group, an informal association of scholars from law and the social sciences who write about risk and insurance. Baker is involved as a consultant in high-stakes insurance projects and litigation. Baker is the Reporter for the forthcoming Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance published by the American Law Institute.

Embracing Risk: The Changing Culture of Insurance and Responsibility Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Problems The Medical Malpractice Myth Faculty Profile at Penn Law SSRN Page

Euroscepticism in the Czech Republic

Euroscepticism, i.e. the opposition to policies of supranational European Union institutions and/or opposition to membership of the European Union, is a significant element in the politics of the Czech Republic, with several parties and political figures favouring leaving the union. According to a survey by CVVM in April 2016, 25% of Czechs were satisfied with European Union membership. On 9 October 2009, during the Lisbon Treaty ratification, President Vaclav Klaus demanded a Czech opt-out from the Charter of Fundamental Rights included in the treaty, similar to the opt-outs, granted to the United Kingdom and Poland during negotiations in 2007. Klaus' demands caused consternation among other European leaders, as the treaty had been ratified by both houses of the Czech parliament, been signed by all other European leaders. On 30 June 2016, soon after a referendum on the issue took place in the United Kingdom, Czech President Milos Zeman called for a similar referendum to be called in the Czech Republic, on whether to leave the union, as well as NATO, while adding that he did not favour withdrawal.

The Czech government rejected Zeman's proposal, with a spokesman for Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stating that "membership in these organizations is a guarantee of stability and security". Andrej Babis, Finance Minister and leader of the second-largest party in the governing coalition, added that the referendum would be "damaging". For a referendum to be called, a constitutional amendment would be required, with the support of 60% in both houses of parliament. Based on the term "Brexit", Czech withdrawal from the European Union is sometimes referred to using the portmanteau "Czexit". Although the relationship between the European Commission and the current Czech government is more cordial than the governments of Poland and Hungary, issues of disagreement include the quota system for relocation of refugees, suggested as a solution to the European migrant crisis but opposed by the Czech public and Czech politicians, the proposed adoption by all EU member states of the euro, which has seen a fall in support in the Czech Republic since the Eurozone crisis that started in 2009.

In May 2010, President Vaclav Klaus said that the country "needn't hurry to enter the Eurozone". Other points of disagreement include EU plans to tighten gun control, opposition within the Czech Republic to Europe-wide measures to address climate change. An April 2016 survey by the CVVM Institute indicated that 25% of Czechs were satisfied with EU membership, down from 32% the previous year; the Civic Democratic Party, founded by Vaclav Klaus, is considered a Eurosceptic party and is opposed to increasing European integration. The party was in power when the Czech parliament ratified the Lisbon Treaty, on 18 February 2009; the party has two MEPs, Evžen Tošenovský and Jan Zahradil, who sit in the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, holds fifteen seats and is the fifth largest party in the Czech Republic's Chamber of Deputies. Czech Sovereignty, a small party led by former MEP and Eurosceptic politician Jana Bobošíková.

Dawn, a small party with representation in the Chamber of Deputies from 2013 to 2017. The Free Citizens Party, founded by former ODS member Petr Mach in 2009, campaigned against ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, now calls for full withdrawal from the EU. Mach was elected to the European Parliament in the 2014 European Parliament elections, as the party's sole MEP, sits with the UK Independence Party in the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group. Tomio Okamura's Freedom and Direct Democracy split from Dawn in May 2015; the party is named after the Eurosceptic European Parliament group, Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy, but has links with Europe of Nations and Freedom, a separate Eurosceptic parliamentary group. The far-right Workers' Party calls for the Czech Republic to leave the European Union