Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of the state capital, 58 miles northwest of Mount Rainier National Park; the population was 198,397, according to the 2010 census. Tacoma is the third-largest in the state. Tacoma serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million. Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier called Takhoma or Tahoma, it is locally known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad, Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails". Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington's largest port.

Like most industrial cities, Tacoma suffered a prolonged decline in the mid-20th century as a result of suburbanization and divestment. Since the 1990s, downtown Tacoma has undergone a steady revitalization. Developments in the downtown core include the University of Washington Tacoma. Tacoma has been named one of the most livable areas in the United States. In 2006, Tacoma was listed as one of the "most walkable" cities in the country. Tacoma gained notoriety in 1940 for the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which earned the nickname "Galloping Gertie"; the area was inhabited for thousands of years by American Indians, predominantly the Puyallup people, who lived in settlements on the delta. In 1852, a Swede named Nicolas Delin built a water-powered sawmill on a creek near the head of Commencement Bay, but the small settlement that grew around it was abandoned during the Indian War of 1855–56. In 1864, pioneer and postmaster Job Carr, a Civil War veteran and land speculator, built a cabin.

Carr hoped to profit from the selection of Commencement Bay as the terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad, sold most of his claim to developer Morton M. McCarver, who named his project Tacoma City, derived from the indigenous name for the mountain. Tacoma was incorporated on November 12, 1875, following its selection in 1873 as the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad due to lobbying by McCarver, future mayor John Wilson Sprague, others. However, the railroad built its depot on New Tacoma, two miles south of the Carr–McCarver development; the two communities grew together and joined, merging on January 7, 1884. The transcontinental link was effected in 1887, the population grew from 1,098 in 1880 to 36,006 in 1890. Rudyard Kipling visited Tacoma in 1889 and said it was "literally staggering under a boom of the boomiest". George Francis Train was a resident for a few years in the late 19th century. In 1890, he staged a global circumnavigation ending in Tacoma to promote the city.

A plaque in downtown Tacoma marks the finish line. In November 1885, white citizens led by then-mayor Jacob Weisbach expelled several hundred Chinese residents peacefully living in the city; as described by the account prepared by the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, on the morning of November 3, "several hundred men, led by the mayor and other city officials, evicted the Chinese from their homes, corralled them at 7th Street and Pacific Avenue, marched them to the railway station at Lakeview and forced them aboard the morning train to Portland, Oregon. The next day two Chinese settlements were burned to the ground." The discovery of gold in the Klondike in 1898 led to Tacoma's prominence in the region being eclipsed by the development of Seattle. A major tragedy marred the end of the 19th century, when a streetcar accident resulted in significant loss of life on July 4, 1900. From May to August 1907, the city was the site of a smelter workers' strike organized by Local 545 of the Industrial Workers of the World, with the goal of a fifty-cent per day pay raise.

The strike was opposed by the local business community, the smelter owners threatened to blacklist organizers and union officials. The IWW opposed this move by trying to persuade inbound workers to avoid Tacoma during the strike. By August, the strike had ended without meeting its demands. Tacoma was a major destination for big-time automobile racing, with one of the nation's top-rated racing venues just outside the city limits, at the site of today's Clover Park Technical College. In 1924, Tacoma's first movie studio, H. C. Weaver Studio, was sited at present-day Titlow Beach. At the time, it was the third-largest freestanding film production space in America, with the two larger facilities being located in Hollywood; the studio's importance has undergone a revival with the discovery of one of its most famous lost films, Eyes of the Totem. The 1929 crash of the stock market, resulting in the Great Depression, was only the first event in a series of misfortunes to hit Tacoma in the winter of 1929–30.

In one of the coldest winters on record, Tacoma experienced mass power outages and the shutdown of major power supply dams, leaving the city without sufficient power and heat. During the 30-day power shortage in the winter of 1929 and 1930, the engi

No Hands on the Clock

No Hands on the Clock is a 1941 American comedy mystery film directed by Frank McDonald starring Chester Morris as detective Humphrey Campbell. Private detective Humphrey Campbell tracks down a runaway woman and ends up marrying her. On the way to Reno, for their honeymoon, the couple stop at a bank, robbed by three men. Humphrey's employer, Oscar Flack of the Flack Missing Persons Bureau, tracks the newlyweds to a Reno hotel. Oscar wants him to find Hal Benedict. Louise convinces him to take the case, they go to see Hal's father. When Humphrey learns the FBI may be involved, he wants nothing to do with the case, but Oscar gets him to change his mind. Humphrey tries to keep Louise out of danger. In the hotel bar, Humphrey learns that Hal was seen with a woman, a redhead named Irene Donovan. A blonde named "Gypsy" Toland offers him a ride to Irene's place, but when Humphrey is spotted by a furious Louise, he gets out of the car. Humphrey finds Irene dead, he finds a much alive Rose Madden, Hal's fiancée, who protests that she did not kill Irene.

They drive off in Rose's car park and start talking. Louise spots him with the brunette Rose. Louise is ready to walk out on Humphrey, but the police will not let her leave because her husband is now a murder suspect. Humphrey goes to see Clyde Copley, a collections investigator who admits he was hired by Hal to retrieve letters Hal wrote to Irene. Humphrey is cleared of the murder. Warren Benedict asks to see to Humphrey, but three men fire at Humphrey and Louise as they drive to Benedict's ranch. In a shootout, Humphrey drives them off. Humphrey figures out why the silver dollar found in Irene's hand seemed familiar: it is the trademark of Red Harris, a bank robber. Afterward, Benedict shows Humphrey a ransom note demanding $50,000 for Hal's return and specifying that Benedict's foreman Harry Belding drop off the money that night. Humphrey tells Benedict to do. Humphrey is accosted by two FBI agents, they are looking for a bank robber, the sketch looks much like Humphrey, but Oscar vouches for him.

Belding is murdered and robbed while on his way to deliver the ransom money. Gypsy lures Humphrey into an abduction. Red has to be convinced. Humphrey determines that Red does not know any of the murder suspects, at least under their real names, so Humphrey suggests that Red stand outside a window to try to identify the person who knows him well enough to know his trademark. Red does not trust him, but Louise, caught snooping outside, offers to be Red's hostage. Humphrey gathers everybody in Copley's office. Red does not spot anyone he knows, is killed in a shootout with the FBI agents, tipped off by an anonymous phone call. Humphrey realizes the killer must be Copley. Chester Morris as Detective Humphrey Campbell Jean Parker as Mrs. Louise Campbell Rose Hobart as Mrs. Marion West Dick Purcell as Red Harris Astrid Allwyn as Gypsy Toland Rod Cameron as Tom Reed Lorin Raker as Clyde Copley Billie Seward as Rose Madden George Watts as Oscar Flack James Kirkwood as Warren Benedict Robert Middlemass as Police Chief Bates Ralph Sanford as Officer Gimble Grant Withers as Harry Belding George J. Lewis as Dave Paulson Keye Luke as Severino The film was based on a 1939 novel by Daniel Mainwaring writing under the name "Geoffrey Homes".

It was the second in a series of novels about detective Humphrey Campbell, following Then There Were Three. Novels in the series would be Finders Keepers, Forty Whacks and The Six Silver Handles. Forty Whacks would be filmed as Crime by Night. In June 1941 Paramount announced they had bought the screen rights to the novel and hired Mainwaring to write the script; however Mainwaring is not credited on the final film for doing the screenplay. This film was the first of a three-picture deal between Morris and Pine-Thomas, who made films for distribution through Paramount, it was the company's fourth film and the first time they had used a star, not Richard Arlen. Pine Thomas announced they had taken options on three other Humphrey Campbell stories from Homes/Mainwaring. (They optioned Mainwaring's The Hands On the Clock Stand Still. Filming started 15 August 1941. Rose Hobart replaced Florence Rice, cast. Keye Luke was signed to play a Chinese houseboy, but the Chinese had a policy that their actors should not play servants unless there were servants of other races.

So Luke played the part as a Filipino. Mainwaring was hired to write scripts for Pine-Thomas; the writer said, "Bill Thomas... who made small and bad pictures at Paramount, gave me my first real screenwriting job. I wrote six pictures in one year. At the end of the year, I fled to the hills and wrote Build My Gallows High." The Los Angeles Times said "devotees of shoot-em-up melodrama will no doubt find it to their liking." The New York Times called it "a mystery of no great consequence, not too tediously told."However Pine-Thomas made no further Humphrey films. No Hands on the Clock on IMDb No Hands on the Clock by TCMDB No Hands on the Clock at BFI No Hands on the Clock is available for free download at the Internet Archive Review of

Michael-Ann Russel Jewish Community Center

The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center or the MARJCC, or as the locals call it "the J", is a Jewish Community Center in the United States. It is located in Florida, a suburb of Miami; the MARJCC is a membership organization that offers educational and physical fitness classes and programs for all ages. The youngest members of the MARJCC can start at 2 months of age in the Infant/Toddler Center of our Early Childhood Development Center; the ECD participates the VPK program. The MARJCC offers a well-structured and supervised After School Program for Grades K-5; when school is not in session, these programs run "Mini-Camps." For over 40 years, South Florida children ages 2-15 have spent their summers on the campus. Camp Sol Taplin is one of the largest and most experienced Jewish summer day camps in the area, featuring more than 20 camp themes with activities for every interest. Added facilities on campus include a gymnastics studio for its competitive and recreational gymnastics programs, Cycling studio and Private Pilates studios, additional dance rooms.

A new Fitness Center opened and includes all new cardio and weight-training equipment, MX-4 small group circuit training and a Fitness membership option. Campus features include clay and hard court tennis courts, a professional-grade athletic field for soccer and flag football, running track, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, a gymnasium. There is a new 200-seat state-of-the-art theater that can be converted to a special event space. Cultural Arts programs include Dance, The Music Academy, Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre, The Visual Arts Academy. Bamachol includes ballet, hip-hop and flamenco, as well as Rikudim -the largest Israeli dance program in the U. S. JCAT is the educational and performing theatre arm of the MARJCC, a year-round program for youth and adults with productions, theatre camps, a wide range of classes and workshops in acting and technical theatre; the Music Academy provides private and small group lessons in drums, piano, voice and "How to be a DJ."

Classes, beginning at three years of age, can accommodate the beginner to the most advanced student. The Academy Coordinators are professional musicians and instructors with performance, audio engineering, publishing awards; the instructors are accomplished musicians in his/her instrument as well as educators. The Visual Arts Program provides educational opportunities and experiences to all ages through courses, art shows, exhibitions; the Visual Arts menu includes painting, printmaking/screen printing, film-making, graphic design, jewelry making and more. Each instructor is accomplished in his/her field - both as an educator; the Hebraica, program for grades K-10, offers to the Jewish community a platform to promote Jewish identity, socialization and a love of Israel. Hebraica stresses the importance of family, community involvement, leadership training; the Michael-Ann Russell JCC provides several programs throughout the course of the year to a special needs community -- during the summer months at camp and during the school year in various enrichment programs.

Senior Services provides a variety of educational, social, cultural activities and programs, as well as support group and other services to meet the needs of the older adult population. Programs include The Quality of Life program. MAR-JCC Website Hebraica Miami Website JCC Association website