In Greek mythology, Pisidice or Peisidice, was one of the following individuals: Pisidice, daughter of Aeolus, mother of Antiphus and Actor by Myrmidon. Pisidice, an alternate name for Demonice, mother of Thestius by Ares. Pisidice, daughter of Pelias, together with her sisters, killed their father, as Medea tricked them into believing this was needed to rejuvenate him. Pisidice, a Pylian princess and daughter of King Nestor and Anaxibia or Eurydice, she was sister to Polycaste, Stratichus, Echephron, Pisistratus and Thrasymedes. She was the Pisidice who became the mother of Borus by Periclymenus, brother of Nestor and her uncle. Pisidice, a princess of Methymna, who fell in love with Achilles as he besieged her city, promised to put Methymna into his possession if he would marry her, he agreed to her terms but, as soon as the city was his, he ordered that she be stoned to death as a traitor. Pisidice, daughter of Leucon and mother of a son Argynnos, loved by Agamemnon and drowned in River Cephissus.
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Albert Lewis Fletcher was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Little Rock from 1946 to 1972. Albert Fletcher was born in Arkansas, to Thomas and Helen Fletcher, his parents were both converts to Catholicism. He and his family moved to Paris, Logan County a few months after his birth, to Tontitown and Mena. In 1912 he entered Little Rock College, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry in 1916. After completing his theological studies at St. John Home Missions Seminary, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John Baptist Morris on June 4, 1920, he served as an assistant professor of chemistry and biology at Little Rock College, where he became president in 1923. In 1922 he earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Chicago, he was professor of dogmatic theology and canon law at St. John Seminary, chancellor and vicar general of the Diocese of Little Rock, he was named a Papal Chamberlain in 1929 and a Domestic Prelate in 1934.
On December 11, 1939, Fletcher was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Little Rock and Titular Bishop of Samos by Pope Pius XII. He received his episcopal consecration on April 25, 1940, from Archbishop Amleto Cicognani, with Bishops Jules Jeanmard and William O'Brien serving as co-consecrators, he was the first native Arkansan to become a Catholic bishop, his was the first consecration to be held in that state. Fletcher was named Bishop of Little Rock on December 7, 1946, he was a staunch advocate of desegregation, supporting the U. S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, reprimanding Governor Orval Faubus for attempting to prevent desegregation at Little Rock Central High School in 1957. In a 1960 publication entitled "An Elementary Catholic Catechism on the Morality of Segregation and Racial Discrimination," he described segregation as "immoral...unjust and uncharitable," and stated that it could constitute mortal sin "when the act of racial prejudice committed is a serious infraction of the law of justice or charity".
From 1962 to 1965, Fletcher attended the Second Vatican Council in Rome. Although he inaugurated the liturgical use of the vernacular in his diocese as early as 1964, he did not follow the Council’s advice on creating permanent deacons, closed St. John Seminary after some of its faculty publicly questioned the Church’s stance on birth control and papal infallibility; the anti-Communist Fletcher was opposed to calling for an end to the Vietnam War and to giving amnesty for those who resisted the war and avoided the draft. After twenty-five years of service, he retired as Little Rock’s ordinary on July 4, 1972. Bishop Fletcher died in Little Rock, at the age of 83, he is buried in the crypt of St. Andrew's Cathedral. Diocese of Little Rock Fletcher in "The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture"
Bruce Steivel is an American ballet dancer and artistic director of Bay Pointe Ballet. Bruce Steivel is artistic director of Bay Pointe Ballet, located in South San Francisco, CA, he has held the title of artistic director at several major companies around the globe including Bern Stadt Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, Universal Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre and Serbian National Ballet. As a choreographer he has created 17 ballets, including his own version of The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dracula. In the current repertoire of at least five major ballet companies as of October 2013, several of Bruce Steivel's ballets are in production around the world. During his dance career he worked and trained under several prominent choreographers and teachers including George Balanchine, Anton Dolin, Jiri Kylian, Ben Stevenson, Roland Petit, Andre Eglevsky, David Howard, Heinz Spoerli and Alexandra Danoliva; as a dancer he performed major roles in the classical ballet repertoire. These lead roles include Romeo in the ballet Romeo and Juliet, Franz in Coppelia, Albrecht in Giselle, Prince in The Nutcracker.
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Ameya Pawar is an American politician who served as the alderman for the 47th Ward of the City of Chicago. He was first elected in the 2011 municipal elections, was elected to a second term on February 24, 2015. Pawar's 2015 re-election was secured with over 82% of the vote, the largest margin in the election cycle. Pawar is the first Indian Asian American in Chicago City Council history, he was a candidate for the Democratic primary for Governor of Illinois for the 2018 election, but dropped out on October 12, 2017, citing a prohibitive lack of campaign funds. He did not run for re-election to City Council in 2019, instead was a candidate for City Treasurer of Chicago, he lost to Melissa Conyears-Earvin. Prior to his election, Pawar worked at Northwestern University in the Office of Emergency Management. At Northwestern, he was responsible for the development of a university-wide business continuity program. While working at Northwestern, he and two of his classmates from the University of Chicago were awarded a contract from Taylor and Francis to write a textbook based on their work in emergency management.
The textbook was released on December 29, 2014. The textbook is based on a model he developed with two of his classmates at the University of Chicago's MSTRM program, called Social Intelligence, their work calls for the real-time aggregation of data to develop composite views of communities to better inform emergency preparedness, mitigation and recovery activities. Pawar and his co-authors have presented their work at annual Federal Emergency Management Agency conferences and other national conferences, he holds an MS in threat and response management from the University of Chicago, an MA in social service administration from the University of Chicago, a master's degree in public administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2009, Ameya was a U. S. State Department Scholar. In 2011, Pawar was named to the Crain's Chicago Business 40 under 40 list, he was recognized by the New Leaders Council as an emerging leader under 40 in 2011. In 2012, he was named an Edgar Fellow by the University of Illinois.
In December 2012, Pawar introduced an ordinance creating an Office of Independent Budget Analysis. This proposal would create an office which would provide the city council with independent analysis of privatization efforts and the annual budget. New York City and Pittsburgh have similar offices. In August 2013, Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his support behind Pawar's budget office proposal and the proposal passed in December 2013. In April 2013, Pawar introduced the TIF Accountability ordinance; this ordinance passed City Council in July 2013. In April 2016, Pawar introduced the Earned Sick Time ordinance with a coalition of aldermen and advocacy groups; the ordinance passed in June 2016 and took effect on July 1, 2017. In 2018, Pawar introduced legislation to pilot Universal Basic Income in the City of Chicago. Pawar was named chair of Mayor Emanuel's Resilient Families Task Force which will explore a universal basic income pilot, modernization of the earned income tax credit, other policies; the task force is supported by the Economic Security Project.
Pawar serves on the following committees in the Chicago City Council: Public Safety Economic and Technology Development Zoning and Buildings Standards Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation Committees and EthicsIn 2014, Mayor Emanuel appointed Pawar to the Minimum Wage Working Group. In 2015, Pawar was appointed co-chair of the Working Families Task Force. Pawar sits on Chicago's Open 311 Steering Committee. On October 29, 2018, Pawar announced his intention to run for Chicago treasurer. Pawar won 41.59 percent of the vote in the February 26, 2019 general election, forcing a runoff with Melissa Conyears-Ervin, a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, who won 44.26 percent of the vote. But she had less than 51 percent of the vote. Pawar lost again to Conyears-Ervin in the runoff. In 2011, Governor Pat Quinn appointed Pawar to the Illinois Innovation Council. Pawar is the only elected official on this statewide council. In 2013, Quinn appointed Pawar to the Asian American Employment Plan Council.
Heritage Square is a place in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Owned and maintained by The Woman's Club of Fayetteville, Heritage Square includes the Sandford House, built in 1797; the buildings located on Heritage Square are listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the "Fayetteville Woman's Club and Oval Ballroom" and "Nimocks House." The Sandford House, built in 1797, is the showcase home of Heritage Square. The Woman's Club of Fayetteville purchased the home in 1946, maintains and furnishes the Sandford House in keeping with its Antebellum roots; the Sandford House exhibits classic Colonial architecture. Its interior features eight spacious rooms divided by hallways and ornamented with exquisite mantles and moldings; the exterior wears trim of a hand carved rope design under the eaves. Mark Russel owned the land on which the house stands. John McLeran built the home. Duncan McLeran purchased the home from his kinsman. Duncan McLeran was one of the first elders of the historic Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville.
In 1804, John Adam purchased the home. Sarah Donaldson Adam, John's wife links to the Presbyterian Church because her father donated the land on which the church was built. In 1820, under new ownership, the Sandford House was transformed into the first federal bank in North Carolina. In 1832, John William Sandford purchased the building and made it a home with Margaret Halliday, his new wife. According to local legend, Sherman's troops used the house as barracks during the Union occupation of Fayetteville in March 1865. "The Civil War Trail" runs through the backyard of the Sandford House today. In 1873, former Confederate Captain John E. P. Daingerfield purchased the home. Elliot Daingerfield, John's son and renowned North Carolina artist, lived here throughout his teenage years. Around 1897, A. H. Slocumb, husband of Lillian Taylor purchased the home. A. H. Slocumb worked in Fayetteville's naval stores with the A. E. Rankin Company. Around 1919, W. H. and Clara E. Walston Powell, Sr. purchased the Slocumb House.
The Powell's were engaged in business, civic and political interests in the City of Fayetteville during this time. The Powell's and their children, Dr. William Henry Powell, Jr. Major General USAF and E. Louise Powell Varnedoe lived here until 1941; the Powell-Varnedoe family was the last family to occupy and use this house as their home. From 1941 to 1945, The Woman's Club of Fayetteville leased the Slocumb-Powell House from The Powell-Varnedoe Family and exercised an option to purchase the property in 1945. After the Civil War, ex-Confederate Captain John E. P. Daingerfield bought the property. Daingerfield served as a Confederate clerk at the Harpers Ferry arsenal in 1859 during John Brown's raid. Captain Daingerfield took rank June 10, 1861 and transferred to Fayetteville as munitions and equipment were transferred to the Fayetteville Arsenal from Harpers Ferry that same year. Maj. John C. Booth, commanding officer at the Fayetteville Arsenal, appointed him military paymaster and storekeeper, prestigious jobs in the Army.
Daingerfield served in the 2nd Battalion Local Defense Troops referred to as the Arsenal Guard, occupied the house with his wife Matilda and his four children - one of whom became a celebrated painter of North Carolina. Elliot Daingerfield was born in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, raised in Fayetteville. At age 21 he moved to New York to study art. Elliot was inspired by the European Symbolist movement during his time overseas, his influences included Impressionism and Romanticism in general and the artist Ralph Albert Blakelock. Today, the "Daingerfield Room" occupies the entire South Parlor of the Sandford House; the Woman's Club rented the Sandford House from 1941 to 1945 to provide a home for unmarried working women flooding into the city during World War II. At one time, 30 young, single women, a housemother and hostess packed the second-floor bedrooms, which were converted into dormitory-style living spaces; the Woman's Club provided space for any other women's organization to meet in the house free of charge in an effort to accommodate the town's growing need for social outlets.
The Oval Ballroom is now a freestanding room with octagonal architecture outside and a large oval interior highlighted by plaster cornices and pilasters. The ballroom was an add-on to the Halliday-Williams House in Fayetteville, North Carolina; the Oval Ballroom is an example of Regency architecture. Robert Halliday, an immigrant from Galloway, built the house to which the ballroom was attached in 1808, he lived there with his wife, Catherine McQueen Halliday, their family until he died in 1816. Catherine married Judge John Cameron after Robert Halliday's death; the Cameron family erected two similar octagonal wings onto the home. The room on the north side of the house was built for the reception and ball following the 1830 wedding of Margaret, Robert's daughter, to John Sandford; this room became "The Oval Ballroom." In 1847, The Camerons began renting the house. One notable character, Mrs. Ann K. Simpson, occupied the home during its rental period. In 1870, John D. Williams purchased the house for Captain Arthur Butler Williams.
Sometime prior to 1930, Fanny Williams, Captain Butler's daughter, inherited the home. She transformed the house into The Colonial Inn which be
The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is an institute at Washington College, in Chestertown, that promotes the research and study of American history and culture. Founded in 2000, the Starr Center at Washington College is one of many educational initiatives funded by the Starr Foundation, a private foundation with assets of over $1.25 billion. The inaugural director of the Starr Center, Edward L. Widmer, served under Bill Clinton as special assistant to the president for national security affairs. Since 2006, Adam Goodheart, a historian and author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, has served as director of the Center. In addition to its academic components, the C. V. Starr Center works with external groups to sponsor events of public interest, such as the Poplar Grove Project, a recovery and recordation project in collaboration with the Maryland State Archives, hosts readings and lectures focused on topics of local interest, such as Chesapeake Bay history; the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is headquartered in Chestertown’s Custom House, a building constructed in the 1740s by Samuel Massey as a residence for the Ringgold family and known for its detailed Flemish bond brickwork with glazed headers.
The location, beside the public dock at the intersection of High and Water Streets, has always been central to much of Chestertown’s daily activity in commerce and tourism. Over its 200+ year history, the Custom House has changed hands several times. Senator James Alfred Pearce, who chaired the Joint Library Committee of Congress and served on the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents, lived in the Custom House in the late 19th century. One of the building’s most influential owners, Wilbur Ross Hubbard, carried out a major renovation and restoration project in the 1970s before bequeathing the house to Washington College; the front portico is another recent addition, designed by consultant Michael Bourne to integrate local motifs. Buildings of this style and period are now rare in the territory that once comprised the original 13 colonies. In 1969, the National Park Service recognized the Custom House on the National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings. In addition to the C. V. Starr Center, the Custom House serves as home to the Center for Environment & Society and the Washington College Archaeology Lab.
The Starr Center hosts numerous public events, including talks by visiting authors, museum programs, panel discussions and public conversations on American culture. Recent speakers have included Senators Birch Bayh and Richard Lugar, filmmaker John Waters, actress Anna Deavere Smith, journalist Michael Meyer, civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill, novelist James McBride and historians James McPherson, Annette Gordon-Reed and David Blight; the “History on the Waterfront” multimedia program, launched in 2009, is a free thirty-minute audio-guided tour recreating the sights and sounds of an 18th-century working waterfront. The tour provides a walk back in time into an era when local streets bustled with revolutionaries and convicts, slave traders, British soldiers and heroes of the Underground Railroad. “History on the Waterfront” was researched and performed by Washington College students and staff, along with members of the Chestertown community, includes narrative, music and firsthand accounts of life in the colonial port.
The program was orchestrated by the Starr Center's associate director, Jill Ogline Titus, narrated by the Center’s director, Adam Goodheart. The Center’s program manager, Michael Buckley, who produces the weekly radio series "Voices of the Chesapeake Bay" on 103.1 WRNR, oversaw the technical aspects of the production. The "History on the Waterfront" tour is available year-round; the Riverfront Concert Series, which debuted in 2010, offers free musical performances throughout the summer on the riverfront lawn of the Custom House. Performers in the 2010 series included singer-songwriter Bob Zentz and acoustic guitar duo Mac Walter & John Cronin; the series builds on the Starr Center’s longstanding interest in the musical traditions of Chesapeake Bay and its rich heritage of storytelling. The Poplar Grove Plantation, near Centreville, Maryland, is the location of the Poplar Grove Project, an ongoing exploration of the Emory family’s papers, some dating back as far as the 17th century. Starr Center director Adam Goodheart began initial excavations at Poplar Grove in 2003 with the Archaeology Field School at Washington College, in 2008, one of his students discovered the collection of papers.
In conjunction with the Maryland State Archives, the Poplar Grove project seeks to preserve and study this large collection. Current Poplar Grove owner James Wood, a descendant of the Emory family, has been a source of information for Goodheart’s students as they participate in the project, his mother, Mary Wood, published a book about the Emory women called My Darling Alice: Based on Letters and Legends of an Eastern Shore of Maryland Farm – 1837 – 1935. To date, over 28,406 documents have been recovered and scanned into digital files that will be published online; the George Washington Book Prize recognizes the year's best books on the nation's founding era those with the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history. Sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, administered by the Starr Center, the $50,000 award is one of the largest literary prizes in America. In 2005, the inaugural bo