Taymyr (1909 icebreaker)

The Taymyr was an icebreaking steamer of 1200 tons built for the Russian Imperial Navy at St. Petersburg in 1909, it was named after the Taymyr Peninsula. Taymyr and her sister ship Vaygach were built for the purpose of exploring the uncharted areas of the Northern Sea Route; this venture became known as the Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition. The first of a series of surveys began in the autumn of 1910, when Taymyr and Vaygach left Vladivostok, they began their exploration. For the next five years, these icebreakers went on sounding and carrying on vital surveys during the thaw. Before every winter, when ice conditions became too bad, they returned to Vladivostok and waited for the spring. In 1911 the scientists and crew aboard Vaygach and Taymyr made the first Russian landing on Wrangel Island. In 1914, Boris Vilkitsky was both the captain of Taymyr and the leader of the Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition; the purpose of the icebreakers Taymyr and Vaygach was to force the whole Northern Passage in order to reach Archangelsk.

Severe weather and ice conditions, didn't allow them to cross the Kara Sea and they were forced to winter at Bukhta Dika, close to the Firnley Islands. Thus the sister icebreakers were able to complete the passage only in 1915, they were warmly welcomed in Archangelsk upon their arrival. Some of the biggest successes of the expedition were the accurate charting of the Northern Sea Route and the discovery of Severnaya Zemlya in 1913. Taymyr and Vaygach were considered the best icebreakers in the world at the time; the first scientific drifting ice station in the world, North Pole-1 was established on 21 May 1937 some 20 kilometres from the North Pole by the expedition into the high latitudes Sever-1, led by Otto Schmidt. NP-1 operated for 9 months. On 19 February 1938, Soviet icebreaker Taimyr, along with Murman took off four polar explorers from the station, who became famous in the USSR and were awarded titles Hero of the Soviet Union. A nuclear icebreaker of the Soviet Navy, as well as a class of nuclear-powered river icebreakers, was named Taymyr in 1988.

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Randy Voepel

Randy Voepel is an American politician from California and a Vietnam Veteran who served on the USS Buchanan. Voepel is a Republican member of California State Assembly for District 71. On September 21, 1950, Voepel was born in Missouri. In August 1969, Voepel enlisted in the United States Navy. During the Vietnam War, Voepel served on a guided-missile destroyer. Voepel received military awards. In 1996, Voepel became a city council member of California. In 2000, Voepel became the mayor of Santee until 2016. On November 8, 2016, Voepel won the election and became a Republican member of California State Assembly for District 71, encompassing most of inland San Diego County and part of Riverside County. Voepel defeated Leo Hamel with 65.8% of the votes. On November 6, 2018, as an incumbent, Voepel won the election and continued serving District 71. Voepel defeated James Elia with 60.6% of the votes. Combat Action Ribbon. Vietnam Cross Gallantry. Voepel's wife is Susan, they have two children. Voepel and his family live in California.

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Pebbles, Volume 1

Pebbles is a compilation of US underground and garage single record releases from the mid- to late-1960s. It had a limited original release in 1978 and a more general release in 1979; this album is nowadays known as Pebbles, Volume 1 and was issued in 1978 as Pebbles, Volume One: Artyfacts from the First Punk Era, an obvious riff on Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, a similar, groundbreaking compilation from 1972. The Pebbles album was released as an LP on Mastercharge Records in 1978 as a collaborative effort of several collectors in a limited edition of just 500 copies; the album had a plain pink-and-black cover sheet. Greg Shaw was one of the collectors involved in this album, since the on-line listing of the original liner notes is marked as being "Courtesy of Greg Shaw"; the AIP label that he founded released the volumes in the series. The Mastercharge label appears to have been created only for this release and is not a real record company; the release of this album on BFD in 1979 gained the Pebbles series wide recognition.

AIP kept the LP in print for many years. AIP issued the first volume in the Pebbles series in CD format in 1992. Although the CD has bonus tracks and a colored cover, the two formats are the same album and have similar catalogue numbers. ESD released an earlier edition of Pebbles, Volume 1 on CD in 1989 with completely different tracks. Two box sets of the first five volumes of the Pebbles series have been released, the Pebbles Box on LP and the Trash Box on CD. In 2008 in honor of the 30th anniversary of this landmark compilation album, Bomp began offering a reissue of the first Pebbles album in clear vinyl, complete with a reproduction of the original pink insert; as with the original release, this special reproduction is limited to 500 copies. This edition was made with the BFD masters, so the skip in "Action Woman" is still in place, "Crackin' Up" by the Wig is missing. Due to a mastering error, the tracks printed on the cover copy for the CD differ somewhat from the tracks included on the album.

Two songs were listed on the tray card that are not included on the album: "Crackin' Up", by The Wig and "I Need Love" by The Third Booth. The Shadows of Knight song is split into two tracks on the CD; when AIP issued the early volumes of CDs, they omitted some tracks from the corresponding LP for the stated reason that they were widely available on other anthologies. In this case, another track on the LP is not included on the CD: "Going All the Way", by the Squires; the music on this first volume sets the tone for the obscure music collected in the Pebbles series. The first cut on the LP includes a skip during the break – on the original record, according to the liner notes – scrambling the line: "You say you love me, but why are you so cold", but otherwise not affecting the enjoyment of this genuine classic. Despite the fact that the Litter released three albums and is among the most well-known bands on this album, "Action Woman" was unavailable without this skip for many years. For instance, the bonus track at the end of the CD is a 1985 cover of this song which omits the line..

The frantic cover of the Count Five classic by Positively 13 O'Clock is from a one-time studio session that includes members of Mouse and the Traps. The cover of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" is hilariously to the tune of "Louie Louie". Songs by well known bands are not included on Pebbles albums unless they are curiosities, the track by the Shadows of Knight – famed for their major hit with Van Morrison's "Gloria" – is no exception. Following a brief clip of "Gloria", the band introduces themselves with corny yet charming answers – sample: "What kind of fans do you prefer?", "I prefer electric fans" – followed by a song that the band wrote "especially for you". "Potato Chip" was released only on a five-inch cardboard record and is the most earnest ode to a snack food recorded. The bonus tracks on the CD include one of the most beloved of all garage rock songs, "Blackout of Gretely" by GONN. Remarkably, the band issued a reunion album 30 years with all new material. Side 1: The Litter: "Action Woman", 2:30 — rel. 1967 The Preachers: "Who Do You Love", 2:11 — rel. 1965 The Floyd Dakil Combo: "Dance Franny Dance", 2:10 — rel. 1964 The Outcasts: "I'm in Pittsburgh", 1:56 — rel. 1966 The Squires: "Going All the Way", 2:18, — rel.

1966, vinyl-only track The Grains of Sand: "Going Away Baby", 2:10 — rel. 1966 The JuJus: "You Treat Me Bad", 2:18 — rel. 1966 The Haunted: "1-2-5", 2:46 — rel. 1966Side 2: The Soup Greens: "Like a Rolling Stone", 2:40 — rel. 1965 The Wig: "Crackin' Up", 2:18 — rel. 1966, Listed on the Cover and Label, but Not Actually on the Album Positively 13 O'Clock: "Psychotic Reaction", 2:00 — rel. 1966 Kim Fowley: "The Trip", 2:00 — rel. 1965 The Elastik Band: "Spazz", 2:45 — rel. 1967 The Split Ends: "Rich with Nothin'", 2:15 — rel. 1966 The Shadows of Knight: "Potato Chip", 3:23 — rel. 1967 The Wilde Knights: "Beaver Patrol", 2:16 — rel. 1965 The Litter: "A