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Stylus Magazine

Stylus Magazine was an online music and film magazine launched in 2002. It featured long-form music journalism, four daily music reviews, movie reviews, podcasts, an MP3 blog, a text blog. Additionally, Stylus had daily features like "The Singles Jukebox", which looked at pop singles from around the globe, "Soulseeking", a column focused on personal responses in listening. In 2006, the site was chosen by the Observer Music Monthly as one of the Internet's 25 most essential music websites. Stylus closed as a business on 31 October 2007; the site did not publish any new content. On 4 January 2010, with the blessing of former editor Todd Burns, Stylus senior writer Nick Southall launched The Stylus Decade, a website with a new series of lists and essays reviewing music from the previous ten years: it is now defunct; the Singles Jukebox relaunched with many of the same writers as a stand-alone website in March 2009. The Singles Jukebox – official site

Glendy B. Arnold

Glendy Burke Arnold was an attorney and judge in St. Louis, Missouri, in the early 20th century. Arnold was born January 30, 1875, in Frankfort, his father being Christian minister T. N. Arnold; the younger Arnold attended public and private schools in Frankfort, the Kentucky Military Institute and studied law at Washington University, entering private practice in 1901. He was married in 1907 to Cora Connett of St. Joseph, Mo. who died in 1950. They had no children, he was elected president of the Missouri Athletic Association in March 1930. He died on February 1955, after a short illness. Arnold was engaged in private practice with the firm of Boyle & Priest but left on November 1, 1909, because he felt the firm had favored a candidate for the Democratic nomination for district attorney, for which Arnold's brother-in-law, William C. Connett, was campaigning. Active in Democratic politics, he was an assistant circuit attorney in 1913-14 and a candidate for circuit judge in 1914; the next year he was named circuit judge by Governor Elliot W. Major to fill a vacancy.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Missouri Supreme Court in 1915, he was chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners from 1918 to 1921. In 1916 he was associated with the United Railways Company of St. Louis, 1926 he was general counsel for the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. In that year he was active in a drive to exchange the uses of the Eads Bridge with the Municipal Bridge, putting railroads on the former and ending vehicular tolls on the latter. Arnold, as chairman of the St Louis Election Board, was attacked by ex-Governor Joseph W. Folk in July 1918 for what Folk said was his activity on behalf of Folk's opponent for the Democratic nomination for senator, Xenophon P. Wilfley. Arnold proposed to the Missouri State Legislature in 1919 that voter registration be made permanent instead of expiring every four years, he was chairman of the Missouri Bar Association in 1922. Arnold was elected a probate judge in 1934 and put into effect rules to provide additional safeguards for estates under his jurisdiction.

He was remained in office until February 1954, when he retired. In Arnold's first year as a divorce court judge, he was interviewed in December 1915 by St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer and illustrator Marguerite Martyn, he denied a rumor that he was depressed by his work but offered his opinion that the divorce courts "are farce, a joke," adding: No, I don’t mean the cases. They are for the most part just revolting. I am ashamed of the laws. Why, the divorce court is a school for perjury. You will hear more perjury in one divorce suit than in any other dozen civil cases! He advocated divorces that could be granted if the opposing party did not object. Biography in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Arnold being sworn in as a probate judge

Somersville, California

Somersville is an unincorporated ghost town in eastern Contra Costa County, California. It is located 6 miles north-northeast of Mount Diablo, at an elevation of 741 feet. Somersville was founded in the 1850s by gold miners; the town is no longer populated and is within the boundaries of the East Bay Regional Park District's Black Diamond Mines Regional Park. Somersville Road was named after the town. Somersville's ruins have a extensive number of graves in the cemetery, many of which contain dead miners who died in accidents in the coal mines; the Somersville mines are now sealed to prevent entry due to frequent incidents of people becoming lost inside them during the mid 20th century. A post office operated at Somersville from 1863 to 1910; the name is in honor of coal mine founder. A reporter for the Antioch Ledger, May 7, 1870 described the town: "... Somersville has a four general merchandise stores, one drug store, one hotel, two large boarding houses, several minor ones, a doctor, shoemaker, no tailor, four saloons, purs et simple, not counting liquors dispensed at groceries.

As an offset, we have a flourishing Lodge of Good Sons of Temperance. Odd Fellows and Red Men each have an organization. A Protestant and a Catholic Church shed their humanizing influence around; the public school is maintained nearly all the year round, by a special tax when the State funds fails. There are two departments, two lady teachers, under whose painstaking auspices the fundamental branches flourish." In 1979, Somersville gained fame as the site of the largest historical archaeology excavation done in the U. S. at the time. Over 200 students from U. C Berkeley scraped and sifted through the eastern part of the townsite, recovering thousands of artifacts; the Public Broadcasting System examined the project in a documentary series on archaeology, Odyssey: Other People's Garbage. Nortonville, a similar nearby ghost town U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Somersville, California