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The Bells of St. Mary's

The Bells of St. Mary's is an American drama film and directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Written by Dudley Nichols and based on a story by Leo McCarey, the film is about a priest and a nun who, despite their good-natured rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down; the character Father O'Malley had been portrayed by Crosby in the 1944 film Going My Way, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. The film was produced by Rainbow Productions; the unconventional Father Charles "Chuck" O'Malley is assigned to St. Mary's parish, which includes a run-down inner-city school building on the verge of being condemned. O'Malley is to recommend whether or not the school should be closed and the children sent to another school with modern facilities, they put their hopes in Horace P. Bogardus, a businessman who has constructed a modern building next door to the school which they hope he will donate to them. Father O'Malley and the dedicated but stubborn Sister Superior, Mary Benedict, both wish to save the school, but their different views and methods lead to disagreements.

One such involves student Eddie, being bullied by another. A more serious one regards the promotion of an eighth-grade student, Patsy of Syracuse, New York, whom the parish has taken in while her mother attempts to get back on her feet. At one point, Sister Benedict contracts tuberculosis, the physician recommends to Father O'Malley that she be transferred to a dry climate with non-parochial duties, but without telling her the reason, she assumes the transfer is because of her disagreements with O'Malley, struggles to understand the reasons for the path set out for her. Just before Sister Benedict departs, Father O'Malley reveals the true reason for her temporary transfer. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times felt that the film was too similar to Going My Way, "although a plenteous and sometimes winning show, lacks the charm of its predecessor—and that comparison cannot be escaped." Variety wrote: "Picture is packed with many simple scenes that tug at the heart and loosen the tears as directed by McCarey and played by the outstanding cast."

Harrison's Reports wrote: "As in Going My Way, which he wrote and directed, Leo McCarey has proved again that great pictures do not require pretentious stories... The acting of the entire cast is excellent. Crosby delights one with his ease and natural charm, Miss Bergman will undoubtedly rise to new heights of popularity because of the effective way in which she portrays her role." John McCarten of The New Yorker wrote derisively that "Mr. McCarey seems to view the Roman Catholic Church, quite a formidable and venerable organization, as a kind of settlement house where good works and jollity provide a lively substitute for religion... Everything, of course, turns out quite except for those captious souls who regard religion as an adult matter."The Bells of St. Mary's placed fourth on Film Daily's year-end nationwide poll of 559 critics naming the best films of 1946; the film was enormously popular, earning receipts of $8 million in North America during its initial run, making it the highest-grossing movie of 1945 in the USA.

It made a profit of $3,715,000, making it the most profitable film in the history of RKO. Adjusted for inflation, it is considered the 57th highest-grossing film of all time. "Aren't You Glad You're You?" Sung by Bing Crosby "Adeste Fideles" sung by Bing Crosby and children's choir "In the Land of Beginning Again" sung by Bing Crosby "O Sanctissima" sung by Bing Crosby "It's Spring" sung by Ingrid Bergman "The Bells of St. Mary's" sung by Bing Crosby and choir Bing Crosby recorded four of the songs for Decca Records and these were issued as singles as well as a 2-disc 78 rpm album titled Selections from The Bells of St. Mary's. “Aren't You Glad You're You” was in the Billboard charts for nine weeks with a peak position of #8. "In the Land of Beginning Again" and "The Bells of St. Mary's" both charted also. Crosby's songs were included in the Bing's Hollywood series; the film won the Academy Award for Recording. It was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Best Music and Best Picture.

Bing Crosby's Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Father Chuck O'Malley made him the first actor in history to receive two nominations for portraying the same character. The screenplay was adapted into a novel by George Victor Martin. There were two radio adaptations of The Bells of St. Mary's on The Screen Guild Theater radio program. Both starred Ingrid Bergman, they were broadcast on August 26, 1946 and October 6, 1947. A television adaptation on videotape of The Bells of St. Mary's was shown in 1959, starring Claudette Colbert, Marc Connelly, Glenda Farrell, Nancy Marchand, Barbara Myers, Robert Preston, Charles Ruggles, it was directed by Tom Donovan. The Bells of St. Mary's has come to be associated with the Christmas season because of the inclusion of a scene involving a Christmas pageant at the school, a major plot point involving an unlikely gift, the film's having been released in December 1945. In the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life, in which Henry Travers, a co-star of The Bells of St. Mary's, played the guardian angel, the title of The Bells of St. Mary's appears on the marquee of a movie theater in

Lowellville, Ohio

Lowellville is a village in Mahoning County, United States, in the "Steel Valley" area of the northeast part of the state, southeast of Youngstown. The village is an older, predominantly Italian-American, working-class community built along the banks of the Mahoning River, centered on the once productive Sharon Steel works; the population was 1,155 at the 2010 census. It is part of the OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lowellville is located at 41°2′23″N 80°32′25″W, sits on the Pennsylvania-Ohio border, just west of Mahoningtown and New Castle, Pennsylvania. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.44 square miles, of which 1.36 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,155 people, 472 households, 302 families living in the village; the population density was 849.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 536 housing units at an average density of 394.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population. There were 472 households of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 36.0% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.14. The median age in the village was 41.6 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 54.3 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,281 people, 520 households, 344 families living in the village; the population density was 891.4 people per square mile. There were 553 housing units at an average density of 384.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 99.22% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.62% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population. There were 520 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.15. In the village, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males. The median income for a household in the village was $29,565, the median income for a family was $38,000. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $22,188 for females; the per capita income for the village was $14,422. About 5.8% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Lowellville is served by a local weekly newspaper. Village website Hometown Journal

Phlaocyon minor

Phlaocyon minor is an extinct species of canid mammal known from the Miocene-Oligocene of the United States The type specimen of P. minor is a partial maxilla, a partial dentary, limb fragments found in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota. Wang, Tedford & Taylor 1999 referred half a dozen other specimens to P. minor, including a nearly complete skull and a mandible from Wyoming. P. Minor is the most basal member of Phlaocyon but it can still be distinguished from more primitive borophagines such as Archaeocyon and Cynarctoides. Characters placing it in Phlaocyon includes robust and shortened premolars, a quadrate first upper molar, widened talonid on the first lower molar. Characters unique to P. minor include the double temporal crests and the elongated lower second molar


Nutakki is a village in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Mangalagiri mandal of Guntur revenue division. Nutakki is situated to the east of the mandal headquarters, Mangalagiri, at 16.29217°N 80.33243°E / 16.29217. It is spread over an area of 1,122 ha. Nutakki gram panchayat is the local self-government of the village, it is divided into wards and each ward is represented by a ward member. The village forms a part of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region and is under the jurisdiction of APCRDA; as per the school information report for the academic year 2018–19, the village has a total of 7 schools. These include 3 private schools. List of villages in Guntur district


Sha'alvim is a religious kibbutz in central Israel and one of only two affiliated with Poalei Agudat Yisrael. Located near the city of Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 1,899; the kibbutz was founded on 13 August 1951 by a Nahal group from the Ezra movement, on lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Salbit. It was named after a biblical location mentioned in Joshua. Judges, Kings; the hill between the kibbutz and Nof Ayalon is known as Tel Sha'alvim. Until the Six-Day War it was a target of numerous attacks from the West Bank due to its proximity to the Green Line. According to a document captured from the Jordanian Arab Legion, the legion was planning to attack the village and massacre all its residents. In 1961, a yeshiva, Yeshivat Sha'alvim, was founded in Sha'alvim, became a large regional religious education facility

Danny Taylor (ice hockey)

Daniel Taylor is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender, plays for HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. He was a seventh round selection of the Los Angeles Kings, 221st overall, at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and appeared in one game for Los Angeles, he has played for the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators of the NHL. Taylor spent three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League playing for the Guelph Storm and Kingston Frontenacs before moving onto professional hockey. Taylor spent the majority of the 2007–08 season with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL, he played in 23 games. He had a 2.40 GAA, 0.921 save percentage and recorded four shut-outs. He earned a recall to the Kings, made his NHL debut on March 29, 2008, in relief of starting goaltender Erik Ersberg. Taylor played the third period. Taylor returned to the Monarchs for the 2008–09 season and played 15 games, recording a 7–4–2 record; that year he had a 0.909 save percentage. For the 2009–10 season Taylor was signed to a professional try-out agreement by the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

He played in nine games that year for the Crunch, posting a 2–4–0 record before he was released from the agreement. He had a 3.63 GAA and 0.896 save percentage. The next year, Taylor signed with the Springfield Falcons. Taylor played in four games, having a 2 -- 2 -- 0 record, he had a 0.929 save percentage. He played the remainder of the season in Germany with the Hamburg Freezers. Taylor returned to the Falcons for the 2011–12 season. In ten games with Springfield he posted a 5–3–0 record with a 2.58 GAA and a.914 save percentage, but there was a crowded crease in Springfield with Taylor, Manny Legace, Allen York, Taylor was bounced out. But it did not take long for him to get signed as he was picked up by the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL. On August 10, 2012, Taylor was extended by the Heat to a one-year contract for the 2012–13 season, he was among the AHL's goaltending leaders midway through the season with a second-best GAA of 1.77 and was fourth in save percentage at.930 when an injury to Calgary Flames' goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff led the Flames to sign Taylor to an NHL contract on February 6 and recall him to Calgary.

He was returned to Abbotsford without seeing action. However, he was again recalled to Calgary on February 16, replacing Leland Irving as the backup goaltender to Joey MacDonald. Five years after his first NHL game, Taylor made his second appearance on February 18, 2013, against the Phoenix Coyotes, he made 37 saves, but the Flames lost the game 4–0. In his second start, on March 3, Taylor earned his first NHL victory with a 4–2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. A free agent following the season, Taylor chose to go to Sweden, he signed a contract to play with Färjestad BK in the SHL for the 2013–14 season and helped the team reach the finals. He spent the 2014-15 season with HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League, before joining fellow KHL side Medvescak Zagreb. In the course of the 2015–16 campaign, he was transferred to Czech outfit HC Sparta Praha. On July 6, 2016, the Zagreb team announced. On October 20, 2016, he transferred to fellow KHL side HC Sibir Novosibirsk. On July 1, 2017, Taylor returned to Canada as a free agent, in agreeing to a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators.

Taylor spent most of the season with Ottawa's American Hockey League affiliate in Belleville, but was called up three games before the end of the season and played in the final game of the season against the Boston Bruins. On April 27, 2018, Taylor returned to Russia and signed with HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL for whom he played before coming to the NHL. Biographical information and career statistics from, or The Internet Hockey Database