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Rector, Arkansas

Rector is a city in Clay County, United States. The population was 1,977 at the 2010 census. Rector is named after Governor Henry Massey Rector. In 1881 the Texas and St. Louis Railroad laid out the town of Rector about 2 miles to the south of an existing settlement named Scatterville, the population of Scatterville migrated to the new town. Rector is located in southern Clay County along the southeastern edge of Crowley's Ridge. U. S. Route 49 passes through the city, leading northeast 13 miles to Piggott and southwest 7 miles to Marmaduke. In the southern part of the city, Arkansas Highway 90 intersects US 49. According to the United States Census Bureau, Rector has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, the racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.99% from two or more races. 0.89 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.6% were non-families.

35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.83. In the city, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,051, the median income for a family was $29,330. Males had a median income of $27,650 versus $19,293 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,931. About 17.9% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 31.6% of those age 65 or over. The Rector Labor Day Picnic features a rodeo, a parade, beauty pageants, is a popular political campaign stop. Public education is provided by the Rector School District, which leads to graduation from Rector High School.

The Rector School District was known as Clay County Central School District from 1985 until 2000. Dale Alford, member of the United States House of Representatives for Arkansas's 5th congressional district, 1959 to 1963. George Jernigan, colonel, USAF Dave Wallace, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Mississippi County since 2015.

Dendrochirus zebra

Dendrochirus zebra, known as the zebra turkeyfish or zebra lionfish among other vernacular names, is a species of marine fish in the family Scorpaenidae. The zebra turkeyfish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific, including the Red Sea; the zebra turkeyfish is an unusual looking fish with vertical stripes in orange and black on the body, large, banded fan-like pectoral fins that flare out on either side as the fish lies on the seabed. The front dorsal fin is made up of thirteen tall, quill-like spines and the second dorsal fin has ten to eleven soft rays; the anal fin has about ten soft rays. The second dorsal fin, the anal fin and the rounded caudal fin are transversely banded in black and white; this fish grows to a maximum length of about 25 cm. The zebra turkeyfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region from the Red Sea to Indonesia and eastern Australia, it is found in inshore waters down to a depth of about 80 m. It is a bottom-dwelling species and is found on coral and rock bottoms on reef flats, outer reefs and lagoons and in caves, sometimes in small groups.

This member of the scorpionfish family has thirteen venomous spines along its back, used to defend itself. These spines are connected with a clear film-like membrane; these fish can be dangerous. They have a habit of resting in places hidden from a piece of coral. All lionfish are immune to each other's venom and all are solitary fish; the zebra lionfish feeds on small crustaceans, is in turn preyed upon by groupers. Dendrochirus zebra. World Register of Marine Species Photos of Dendrochirus zebra on Sealife Collection

Vandiver, Alabama

Vandiver is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Shelby County, United States. Its population was 1168 as of the 2010 census. One structure in Vandiver, the Falkner School, is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage; the community is located at 33° 28′ 14.38″ N, 86° 30′ 47.94″ W, in the northeastern part of Shelby County. Alabama State Route 25 runs through the community, leading southeast 10 mi to Vincent and north 10 mi on an winding and mountainous route to the city of Leeds. Wes Helms, former Major League Baseball player David McCluskey, professional boxer who fought future world champions Mike McCallum, Roy Jones Jr. Bernard Hopkins, Julio Cesar Vasquez, Glen Johnson

The Black & Blue Compilation

The Black & Blue Compilation is a compilation album released by Velvet Blue Music in 2000. "New Tragedy" - Battered Fish "You're My Girl" - Pony Express "Hello January" - LN "The Telephone" - Bon Voyage "Scheduel" - Reverse "Palindromic" - Sal Paradise "Sun Ride" - The Gold "The Smile Summer Forgot" - MAP "Honey Gaze" - The Denominators "Show Me" - The Coleman's "Folsom Prison Blues" - The Calicoes "You Got Me Good" - Denison Witmer "Landscapes" - Phaedo "Drowning My Faith" - Jetenderpaul "Living with Crickets" - Living with Crickets Velvet Blue Music official site Velvet Blue Music at MySpace

Samuel Goldwyn Films

Samuel Goldwyn Films is an American film company that licenses and distributes art-house and foreign films. It was founded by Samuel Goldwyn Jr. the son of the Hollywood business magnate/mogul, Samuel Goldwyn. The current incarnation is a successor to The Samuel Goldwyn Company. After The Samuel Goldwyn Company was acquired by Orion Pictures Corporation in 1996 and by MGM in 1997, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. founded Samuel Goldwyn Films as an independent production/distribution studio. Until his passing, the younger Goldwyn owned sole rights to the use of the name and signature logo as part of the settlement of his 1999 lawsuit against MGM, which changed its Goldwyn subsidiary's name to G2 Films. Goldwyn operated IDP Distribution, which distributed films for Fireworks Films, Stratosphere Entertainment, Roadside Attractions; this is a list of films produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The Samuel Goldwyn Company, predecessor to Samuel Goldwyn Films Samuel Goldwyn Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Samuel Goldwyn Television Samuel Goldwyn Productions Official website Samuel Goldwyn Films on IMDb The Samuel Goldwyn Company on IMDb

Leo L. Laughlin

Leo L. Laughlin was an American law enforcement officer and businessman who worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and served as Massachusetts' Commissioner of Public Safety. Laughlin was born on September 1910 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from The Catholic University of America. Laughlin joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation on December 2, 1935, he was recommended for the job by U. S. Senator Joseph F. Guffey and U. S. Representative James H. Gildea, his first assignment was as a special agent in the Boston field office. In 1937 he transferred to the New York office. On January 9, 1938 he was designated the Number One Man of the Newark office; that May he had an argument with a special agent and this, along with a personality clash with the office's special agent in charge, resulted in a transfer back to New York. When the SAC from Newark transferred to New York in the fall of 1938, Laughlin relocated to the Cincinnati office. In 1940, Laughlin was promoted to supervisor in the investigative division.

The following year he moved to the security division. In 1944, Laughlin was transferred to the St. Paul field office and promoted to assistant special agent in charge, he was transferred to the Baltimore office in 1945. On June 21, 1945 he was named acting special agent in charge of the office in Providence, he was designated SAC of Providence on July 17, 1945 and remained there until that fall when J. Edgar Hoover loaned him and Joseph Carroll to the War Assets Administration. Laughlin served as the WAA's deputy director of the compliance enforcement division. Although the assignment was to be temporary, he remained with the WAA until 1947, as the head of the administration, Robert McGowan Littlejohn refused to let Laughlin and Carroll return to the FBI until after Hoover got the White House to intervene. On April 1, 1947, Laughlin returned to the FBI as an inspector. From 1947 to 1953 he supervised the FBI's loyalty sections. In the role, Laughlin was involved in the investigations of Judith Coplon, William Remington, Harry Dexter White.

He served as special agent in charge of the Washington field office until 1957, when he returned to Boston as special agent in charge. In March 1962, Massachusetts Governor John A. Volpe announced that Laughlin was his choice to become the next Commissioner of the Boston Police Department. Laughlin was prepared to take a two-year leave of absence from the FBI to run the department. However, the Massachusetts General Court took the power to appoint the Boston Police Commissioner away from the Governor and returned it to the Mayor of Boston. Boston Mayor John F. Collins announced Laughlin as a finalist for the position, but Laughlin took himself out of the running, stating that he was "not interested in becoming commissioner". One of Laughlin's subordinates, Edmund McNamara, was chosen instead. In 1962, Laughlin retired from the FBI and became the executive vice president of the Harrington & Richardson Firearms Company, he became president of the company. Laughlin left H&R in 1963 due to ill health and ran a management security consulting business in Boston.

On September 29, 1965, suspended Commissioner of Public Safety Frank S. Giles resigned and Governor John A. Volpe appointed Laughlin to replace him. After he was sworn in, Laughlin found that Richard Caples, who served as acting commissioner during Giles' suspension, would not give up his office, as Caples claimed that he could not be replaced until the expiration of Giles' term on July 20, 1966. Laughlin instead took a temporary office in the agency's headquarters while Caples pursued legal action. On September 30, 1965, Suffolk County Superior Court Judge Harry T. Kalus refused to issue an injunction to prevent the Secretary of the Commonwealth from issuing Laughlin's commission and Laughlin moved into the commissioner's office. Kalus ruled that Laughlin was "the and duly qualified Commissioner of Public Safety", his decision was affirmed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Laughlin was appointed to a five-year term in January 1966. In 1967, The Boston Globe reported that Volpe wanted to oust Laughlin due to complaints over the way Laughlin handled the agency.

Among the reported issues with Laughlin's leadership were his refusal to accept advice from his staff and low morale among members of the Massachusetts State Police. However, Laughlin refused to quit and Volpe could not remove him, as the accusations were not serious enough to justify bringing charges against him. Laughlin resigned as Commissioner of Public Safety effective August 31, 1969, to become executive director of 100 Club, a charitable organization that provides aid to the widows and children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Laughlin married Mary E. Galligan, his first cousin, James M. Quigley, was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania and Assistant Secretary of Health and Welfare. While working in Boston, Laughlin resided in Winchester, across the street from John A. Volpe. In 1978, Laughlin retired to Kennebunk and Belleair, Florida He died in Belleair, Florida on April 13, 1997