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Pente

Pente is a strategy board game for two or more players, created in 1977 by Gary Gabrel, a dishwasher at Hideaway Pizza, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Customers played Pente at Hideaway Pizza on checkerboard tablecloths while waiting for their orders to arrive. Thirty years patrons are still playing Pente at Hideaway Pizza, although now with roll-up Pente boards. Pente is based on the Japanese game ninuki-renju, a variant of renju or gomoku, played on a Go board of 19x19 intersections with white and black stones. Like ninuki-renju, Pente allows captures. In the nineteenth century, gomoku was introduced to Britain where it was known as "Go Bang". Pente is a registered trademark of Hasbro for strategy game equipment. Pente is the number five in Greek. Hasbro ceased distribution of Pente in 1993, it licensed the name to Winning Moves, a classic games publisher that resurrected the game in 2004. The 2004 version includes 4 extra stones, called power stones, that can be played in the Pente Plus version; the players alternate in placing stones of their color on free intersections, with White always assuming the opening move.

The players aim to align five stones of the same color in horizontal or diagonal lines. Captures are obtained by flanking pairs of an opponent's stones in any same direction. Captures must consist of two stones. For example, if the stones are X O O _ and you place your stone so it becomes X O O X your opponent's stones are removed from the board, leaving X _ _ X. A stone may be placed on any empty intersection if it forms a pair between two enemy stones. For example, if the stones are X O _ X you may place your stone so it becomes X O O X. Your stones are NOT captured in this case; when playing with multiple players the inside stones can be different colors, but the two stones on the outside must be the same colors. For example, X O Y X, it must be a pair. A player wins by scoring five stones in a row, it can be vertical, or diagonal. A player can win by capturing five pairs of opponent stones. Pente can be played by four people, with pairs of two acting as partners, it can be played with multiple independent players when each player has their own different colored stones.

In this common variation, the first player's second move is restricted — it must be at least three intersections away from the center of the board. The tournament rule was created by Tom Braunlich to reduce the advantage held by the first player. Http://www.pente.org/ http://www.newson6.com/story/18856286/from-the-kotv-vault-stillwater-inventor-of-pente-hits-it-big-in-1983?clienttype=printable http://newsok.com/hideaway-pizza-serves-up-hip-slice-of-creativity/article/3350462

Sun Publishing Company

Sun Publishing Company is a daily and weekly newspaper publisher in southwest Rhode Island and southeast Connecticut, United States. It is a Rhode Island-based subsidiary of RISN Operations; the company's flagship publication is The Westerly Sun. It publishes four weekly newspapers in neighboring towns covered by the daily. For Sun's only daily publication, see The Westerly Sun. Sun Publishing's four weeklies include three covering Rhode Island towns, based in the Westerly headquarters—the Charlestown Press, Westerly Pawcatuck Press and Wood River Press—and one Connecticut publication, the Mystic River Press, based at 15 Holmes Street, Connecticut; the four weeklies share Dave Smith. Charlestown Press Covering Charlestown, the villages of Kenyon and Shannock in Richmond, parts of South Kingstown. Total-market postal delivery every Thursday. Mystic River Press Covering Groton, North Stonington and Stonington, including the villages of Mystic, Old Mystic and West Mystic. Free "requester" postal delivery every Thursday.

Westerly Pawcatuck Press Covering Westerly and the Pawcatuck section of Stonington, Connecticut. Total-market carrier delivery every Wednesday. Wood River Press Covering Exeter and parts of Richmond, Rhode Island—including the villages of Ashaway, Hope Valley, West Kingston, Wood River Junction and Wyoming. Total-market postal delivery every Thursday; the Westerly Sun: Contact Us, accessed March 7, 2007. "Sun Publishing Co. Advertising Rates", September 1, 2007. Accessed March 7, 2007

Chemical endangerment

Chemical endangerment is the crime of exposing a child to a controlled substance or an environment in which it is produced. It was added to the Alabama legal code in 2006, with the intention of protecting children from methamphetamine laboratories. Since it has been used to prosecute women who give birth to children that test positive for harmful drugs and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Section 26-15-3.2 of the Alabama legal code discusses the crime of "chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are produced or distributed." It is defined to be an act in which a person "knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes or permits a child to be exposed to, to ingest or inhale, or to have contact with a controlled substance, chemical substance, or drug paraphernalia." The crime is classified as a class C felony. The chemical endangerment law, which passed in 2006, was created as a means of protecting children from methamphetamine laboratories.

Although the original wording of the law made no mention of unborn children, Alabama state prosecutors began filing charges against mothers who had used illegal drugs during their pregnancies, under the assumption that the definition of "environment" should include the womb, that the definition of "child" should include the fetus. In 2006, Covington County resident Tiffany Hitson gave birth to a daughter, found to have traces of cocaine and marijuana in her system, Hitson was convicted of chemical endangerment shortly thereafter. Similar prosecutions have failed in other states: two Maryland women were convicted because their newborn babies tested positive for cocaine, but the convictions were overturned. However, when Hope Elizabeth Ankrom appealed her chemical endangerment conviction using a similar argument, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld her conviction, stating that "Not only have the courts of this State interpreted the term'child' to include a viable fetus in other contexts, the dictionary definition of the term'child' explicitly includes an unborn person or a fetus."Between 2006 and 2012 60 new mothers were prosecuted under the chemical endangerment law.

One case in particular attracted the attention of mainstream media, human rights groups, addiction experts. In April 2008, Amanda Kimbrough gave birth to her son Timmy after only 25 weeks of pregnancy; when Kimbrough tested positive for methamphetamine, which she admitted to having used once during her pregnancy, she was arrested, charged with chemical endangerment, sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty. The National Advocates for Pregnant Women, the American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, several other organizations prepared amicus briefs in support of both Ankrom and Kimbrough, they argued that the court's decisions were not supported or justified by scientific research, that they were made without any understanding of the nature of drug addiction. Other critics argued that these court decisions detract from the rights and value of pregnant women

Willye White

Willye Brown White was an American track and field athlete who took part in five Olympics from 1956 to 1972. She was America's best female long jumper of the time and competed in the 100 meters sprint. White was a Tennessee State University Tigerbelle under Coach Ed Temple, she was African-American. The above picture is of team mate Marilyn White. White was a 16-year-old sophomore in high school when she won a silver medal in the long jump in the 1956 games in Melbourne, Australia, it marked the first time an American woman won a medal in that event. She won her second silver medal in 1964 as a member of the 400-meter relay team, along with Wyomia Tyus, Marilyn White and Edith McGuire. During her career White won 13 national indoor and outdoor titles and set seven U. S. records in the long jump. Her last record of 6.55 m stood from 1964 until 1972. She was a member of more than 30 international track and field teams and won a dozen Amateur Athletic Union long jump titles in her career, according to USA Track & Field, which inducted her into its hall of fame in 1981 — one of her 11 sports hall of fame inductions.

In 1999, Sports Illustrated for Women named her one of the 100 greatest women athletes in the 20th century. Born in Money and raised by her grandparents, she picked cotton to help her family earn money, while at the same time competing in sports. A longtime Chicago-area resident, she credited her experience as an athlete with allowing her to see beyond the racism and hatred that surrounded her as a child. White moved to Chicago in 1960 and became a nurse, first at Cook County Hospital at the Greenwood Medical Center. In 1965 she got a job of a public health administrator at the Chicago Health Department, in 1976 earned a bachelor's degree from Chicago State University. In those years White was active as an athletics coach, preparing the national team to the 1981 World Cup and 1994 U. S. Olympic Festival. In 1990, she founded WBW Hang on Productions, a sports and fitness consultancy, in 1991 the Willye White Foundation; the Foundation aimed to help children and included an after-school program, a summer day-camp and healthcare.

White died of pancreatic cancer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Sarah Armantrout, a longtime friend, with White when she died. British Pathe footage of an indoor meet including Willye White on YouTube

Thomas Aquinas College

Thomas Aquinas College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college with its main campus in Ventura County, California. A second campus opened in Northfield, Massachusetts in 2018, it offers an education system with courses based on the Great Books and seminar method. It is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges, it is endorsed by The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. In December 2017 the Thomas wildfire, the largest of the season's wildfires, started near, was named after, the college. Thomas Aquinas offers one degree program: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts; as a matter of principle, to ensure the institution's autonomy, the school does not accept any direct government funding. Rather, it offers need-based scholarships funded by the private donations of individuals and foundations. In 2012, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni included Thomas Aquinas College in its What Will They Learn? study, which assigns a letter grade to 1,070 universities based on how many of the following seven core subjects are required, according to its specific criteria: composition, foreign language, American history, economics and science.

Thomas Aquinas College was one of 21 schools to receive an "A" grade, a grade assigned to schools that include at least six of the seven subjects. Thomas Aquinas offers a bachelor of arts in liberal arts; this is an integrated liberal arts curriculum made up of the Great Books of the Western Tradition, with order of learning emphasized in the structure of the curriculum. Much of the first two years of the four-year program is devoted to the Trivium and the Quadrivium Natural science and theology are studied all four years. Papers are assigned in the various subject areas throughout the year; the college replaces textbooks with original sources, the seminal works in all the major disciplines. Thomas Aquinas College acknowledges, they regard some as masterworks and others as sources of opinions that "either lead students to the truth, or make the truth more evident by opposition to it." Students read some texts in only excerpts from others. The college's St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series complements its regular academic program, providing events at least once a month during the academic year.

Four chaplain-priests live on campus. They provide spiritual direction; the school has a club soccer team. There is an intramural sports program offering soccer, tennis and volleyball on the school's courts; the St. Genesius players produce one play a year a selection from Shakespeare; the College Choir presents an annual concert and a spring musical a production of Gilbert and Sullivan. It sings at special events. Another student choir and various instrumentalists and vocalists in the student body provide informal recitals throughout the year, at formal and informal events. Unmarried students are housed on-campus in six dormitories. Married students may live off-campus. Men's and women's residence halls are off-limits to members of the opposite sex; the possession or use of alcohol or illegal drugs on campus or in the dormitories is not allowed and may entail expulsion from the college. As the “crown jewel” of the Thomas Aquinas College campus, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel was dedicated on March 7, 2009.

The design for this 15,000-square-foot, $23 million building employs Early Christian and Spanish Mission styles. Designed by the New Classical architect Duncan Stroik, it is cruciform in shape and features both a 135-foot bell tower and an 89-foot dome. Pope John Paul II blessed the chapel’s plans in 2003, in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI blessed its cornerstone. Adoremus Bulletin has called Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel “A Triumph of Sacred Architecture.” The ceiling of the college's Saint Bernardine of Siena Library has been constructed from recovered wood from a 17th-century Spanish monastery. The library has a collection of rarities, including thousands-year old Hittite seals, devotional and sacred objects of saints. Beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, Thomas Aquinas College will operate on an additional campus in Northfield, Massachusetts. Both campuses are under the authority of the same governing board and follow the same curriculum, but each campus will indeed have its own unique cultures due to their geography.

The New England campus belonged to a preparatory school that closed in 2005 and was given to Thomas Aquinas College in 2017 by the National Christian Foundation. The campus is located near the Connecticut River, includes 100 acres of land, residence halls, a library, gymnasium, a chapel, plenty of classroom and administrative space. Dr. Ronald P. McArthur 1971 - 1991 Dr. Thomas E. Dillon 1991 - 2009 Mr. Peter L. DeLuca 2009 - 2010 Dr. Michael F. McLean 2010 - current The Very Rev. John Berg, former Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Pia de Solenni, 1993 Peter Kwasniewski, B. A. in Liberal Arts 1994, American traditionalist Catholic writer and composer of sacred music. Edmund Zepeda, 2008, architect Great Books St. John's College Shimer College Official website

Carry On (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album)

Carry On is the twelfth album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, issued on Atlantic Records in 1991 for the European and Australian markets. It is a two-disc sampler of their four-disc box set, CSN, released two months in the United States and the United Kingdom, it features material spanning 1968 through 1990 from their catalogue of recordings as a group in addition to selections from Crosby & Nash and their individual solo albums. It was reissued on 30 June 1998 on the WEA International record label; this compilation should not be confused with the Stephen Stills box set of the same name released in 2013. Where the box set is a more comprehensive overview, this one focuses on unreleased tracks and favorites. Of its 36 tracks, 13 had been unreleased and nine contain all of the group's Top 40 hits from the Billboard Hot 100; the group's some-time partner Neil Young appears on eight tracks, including his own songs "Helpless" and "Ohio". The previously-unreleased material includes studio recordings by the full quartet of "Helplessly Hoping", "Taken at All", "The Lee Shore".

The set includes both the demo of "You Don't Have to Cry", the first recording they made as Crosby, Stills & Nash, the three tracks from their most recent studio album as of 1991 that are on the box set. The original recordings were produced David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young, with assistance from Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Stanley Johnston, Paul Rothchild. Audio engineers on the original recordings include Stephen Barncard, Larry Cox, Russ Gary, Don Gooch, Steve Gursky, Bill Halverson, David Hassinger, Andy Johns, Jim Mitchell; the original masters were recorded at the following studios: Devonshire Sound Studio, Wally Heider Studios, The Record Plant, Rudy Recorders, the Sound Lab, Sunset Sound, Sunwest Studio, Village Recorders in Los Angeles. The selections were compiled for this set by Crosby, Nash, Gerry Tolman, Yves Beauvais, with additional research by Joel Bernstein. An asterisk indicates a live recording, two asterisks a unreleased mix, a unreleased version, a unreleased song.

David Crosby – vocals, keyboards, string arrangements Stephen Stills – vocals, keyboards, percussion Graham Nash – vocals, keyboards, string arrangements Neil Young – vocals, harmonica, keyboards Joel Bernstein, Danny Kortchmar, Michael Landau, David Lindley, Michael Stergis, James Taylor – guitars Jerry Garciapedal steel guitar John Sebastian – harmonica, backing vocals Joe Vitaledrums, keyboards, vibraphone, flute Richard T. Bear, Joel Bernstein, Craig Doerge, Mike Finnigan, Paul Harris, James Newton Howard – keyboards Jack Casady, Tim Drummond, Bob Glaub, Bruce Palmer, George "Chocolate" Perry, Greg Reeves, Calvin "Fuzzy" Samuels, Leland Sklarbass John Barbata, Russ Kunkel, Dallas Taylor – drums Michael Fisher, Joe Lala, Efrain Toro, Jeff Whittaker – percussion Joel Bernstein, Rita Coolidge, Venetta Fields, Priscilla Jones, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Dorothy Morrison, Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals Cyrus Faryarbouzouki Wayne Goodwinfiddle Branford Marsalissoprano saxophone Jimmie Haskell, Mike Lewis, Sid Sharp – string arrangements Tony Beard – drum programming Graham Nash, Gerry Tolman – producers Stephen Barncard at Sunset Sound – 1991 mixes for unreleased material Joe Gastwirt, John Modells at Ocean View Digital – digital remastering and August 1991 Joe Gastwirt at Ocean View Digital and John Nowland at Redwood Digital, San Francisco – analog-to-digital tape transfer and July 1991 Joe Gastwirt, John Nowland, Joel Bernstein – tape restoration