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David Stone (politician)

David Stone was the 15th governor of the U. S. state of North Carolina from 1808 to 1810. Both before and after his term as governor, he served as a U. S. senator, between 1801 and 1807 and between 1813 and 1814. Stone was born in Bertie County in the Province of the son of a farmer, he attended Windsor Academy and the College of New Jersey, where he graduated with honors. Returning to North Carolina, Stone studied law in Halifax and was granted his law license in 1790, he married Hannah Turner and began the construction of a large manor house on land given him by his father, Zedekiah Stone. This is now Hope Plantation. In 1789, Stone was a member of the convention in Fayetteville which ratified the United States Constitution, he proceeded to represent Bertie County in the North Carolina House of Commons until 1795, when he was named to the North Carolina Superior Court. In 1798, Stone stepped down from the court to serve in the United States House of Representatives for one term. Re-elected in a bid for a second term in the House, Stone resigned when he was elected to the United States Senate by the North Carolina General Assembly in late 1800.

He sat as a justice of the Bertie County Court in the early 1800s, including the 1802 scare over a slave rebellion in Bertie County. He resigned his seat in the Senate in 1807 to return to the state Superior Court, but was there for only a year before being elected Governor of North Carolina by the legislature in November 1808; as Governor, Stone was an ardent supporter of agricultural and industrial development, as well as of the expansion to the education system to both sexes and all social classes. Stone was defeated for a third one-year term in 1810 by Benjamin Smith. Following his defeat, Stone served in the North Carolina House of Commons for a year before being named to the U. S. Senate once again in 1813. Stone's second term in the U. S. Senate lasted only a year. Stone resigned his Senate seat in December 1814, retiring to his Wake County plantation, where he died in 1818 and is buried. United States Congress. "David Stone". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. National Governors Association Historic Hope Plantation

Ferry Radax

Ferry Radax is an Austrian film maker born in Vienna. He has been active in many genres since 1949, he studied at Vienna's Film Institute in 1953-54, followed by Cinecittà, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, in Rome in 1955-56. He has produced films all around Europe, in South America, USA and New Zealand, he has made feature films, but is known for short experimental films and portrayals of poets and artists. Some of them, Konrad Bayer, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and H. C. Artmann, he became acquainted with in the early 1950s as a member of Art-Club in Vienna. Sonne halt! With Konrad Bayer; the film which Ferry Radax is most known for in his native country. An experimental film produced in Switzerland. 26 min. black and white. It was shown as the first film at Künstlerhaus in Vienna in spring 2008, as Ferry Radax was celebrated and many of his films were shown for one and a half months; the film is on DVD since 2007. Hundertwasser - Leben in Spiralen. Ferry Radax praised first documentary on his fellow-countryman, the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, his life in Europe.

H. C. Artmann. A portrait of a legendary Austrian poet. 42 min. black and white. Konrad Bayer, oder: die. An experimental portrait of Konrad Bayer and his suicide. 52 min. black and white. A mixture of documentary and fiction. Der Kopf des Vitus Bering. 26 min. black and white. An experimental mixture of documentary and fiction after a book by Konrad Bayer. Thomas Bernhard - Drei Tage. Based on a written self-portrait by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. Schizophrene Maler. Der Italiener, a feature film based on a script by Thomas Bernhard. Ludwig Wittgenstein. 2x60 min. documentary/fiction. Attentat in Bad Gastein, a feature film on political terrorism. Mit Erich von Däniken in Peru. A documentary. Capri - Musik die sich entfernt, oder: Die seltsame Reise des Cyrill K. a made-for-TV movie for the WDR, featuring Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, a lot of other historical Capri celebrities. The director himself appears as Friedrich Nietzsche. Hundertwasser in Neuseeland. After 30 years Ferry Radax made a second portrait of the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Georg Vogt, Otto Mörth, Isabella Hirt: Ferry Radax - Vision, Experiment. Sonderzahl, Wien 2014. ISBN 978 3 85449 393 8 Homepage of Ferry Radax

Presidio Chapel of San Elizario

The Presidio Chapel of San Elizario was built in 1877 at the same place where an earlier Mexican chapel stood. The building is located in the central square of San Elizario, 17.5 miles south-southeast of El Paso. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, it is an example of the Spanish Colonial style. The chapel provided an outpost of military personnel; the presidio was moved to the present site in 1790, to protect travelers and settlers along the Camino Real which ran from Mexico City through Paso del Norte to Santa Fe. Its close proximity to the Ysleta and Socorro missions provided protection for them; when Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821, the military presence at the presidio decreased. In 1829, the chapel was destroyed by the flood of the Rio Grande. Another chapel was built to replace the lost one. During the Mexican–American War, after San Elizario was occupied by the United States, volunteers from California were stationed at the presidio to prevent the re-occupation.

Since 1850, American troops were stationed. By the 1870s, the old chapel proved inadequate, the present structure was completed in 1877; the bell-tower was constructed later. The exterior appearance has changed little since then. In 1935, the chapel was badly subsequently rebuilt; the church is one of the late examples of the adobe architecture in West Texas and reflects European influences on the Spanish Colonial style. It is painted white. National Register of Historic Places listings in El Paso County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in El Paso County San Elceario - San Elizario Mission - Catholic Diocese of El Paso

Peter Cooke (politician)

Peter Stryker Cooke is an American businessman and retired Army Reservist. In 2012, he was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Utah. Cooke was born in Florida. Cooke's father was a pilot for his family traveled frequently. Cooke graduated from Frankfurt American High School in 1967. Cooke moved to Utah from Germany to attend the Utah State University forestry program. Instead, Cooke earned a bachelor's degree in 1971 and a master's degree in 1973 from USU in political science. During his time at USU, Cooke was a member of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. After graduating from USU, Cooke served in the United States Army Reserves. In 2009 he was awarded the Army Community of Excellence Award. After 39 years in the military, he retired with the rank of major general, he served as commander of the 96th Regional Readiness Command before his retirement. Cooke was not elected. Under Governor Scott M. Matheson, Cooke served as the director of economic development for Utah. In 2012 Cooke declared his candidacy for Governor of Utah.

Cooke was called as Mission President for the Washington DC North Mission for three years starting in June 2013. Profile at Vote Smart

Ame Badha

Ame Badha is a Gujarati humorous novel co-authored by Dhansukhlal Mehta and Jyotindra Dave, published in 1935. It is considered to be the second humorous novel in Gujarati literature, after Bhadrambhadra by Ramanbhai Neelkanth; the novel presents the story of protagonist Vipin from his birth to marriage. Gujarati writer K. M. Munshi suggested that the authors, Dhansukhlal Mehta and Jyotindra Dave, write a humorous novel for his publication Gujarati, they agreed, used to frequent Munshi's office and sometimes a restaurant to discuss the novel. The five chapters of the novel were serialized in Gujarati; when Gujarati was cancelled for unknown reasons, the novel was re-serialized in another magazine, Kaumudi. It was published as a book in 1935; the intent of both writers was to depict a picture of contemporary social life in Surat. Twenty-seven chapters long, the novel is narrated in first person, it does not contain a continuous story, but presents events centered in Surat, the native home of both authors.

It offers a humorous account of social life in Surat. The plot follows the life of the protagonist, from his birth until after his marriage; the authors expressed humor through the everyday lives of Surati people. The content depicts typical first-hand knowledge of a'Surat-born and bred' child, with the brush of a caricaturist; the Surati love for kite-flying, the barber's daily visits, the tailor's adventures in cutting and sewing, the washerman's duties, a hundred other rounds of visits of artisans and others are included in the novel. Some of the chapters from novel include the mode of teaching by the orthodox schoolmaster, the confusion at the time of a Surati wedding, the search for the proper bride, etc; the Encyclopedia of Indian Literature mentions that the novel remains an unparalleled classic in the field of Gujarati humorous literature. A telefilm directed by Hridaynath Gharekhan, based on Ame Badha, was broadcast on DD Girnar as an episode on the TV series Indian Classics. Ame Badha at Google Books