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The Bionic Woman

The Bionic Woman is an American science fiction action-adventure television series created by Kenneth Johnson, starring Lindsay Wagner that aired from January 14, 1976, to May 13, 1978. The Bionic Woman series features Jaime Sommers, who takes on special high-risk government missions using her superhuman bionic powers; the Bionic Woman series is a spin-off from the 1970s Six Million Dollar Man television science fiction action series. Wagner stars as professional tennis player Jaime Sommers, who becomes critically injured during a skydiving accident. Jaime's life is saved by Oscar Goldman and Dr. Rudy Wells with bionic surgical implants similar to those of The Six Million Dollar Man Steve Austin. Through the use of cybernetic implants, known as bionics, Jaime is fitted with an amplified bionic ear which allows her to hear at low volumes and at various frequencies and over uncommonly long distances, she has extraordinary strength in her bionic right arm and in both legs that enables her to jump great distances and run at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour.

She is assigned to secret missions as an occasional agent of the Office of Scientific Intelligence, while teaching middle and high school students in her regular life. The series proved popular worldwide, gaining high ratings in the US and so in the UK; the series ran for three seasons, from 1976 to 1978, first on the ABC network and the NBC network for its final season. Years after its cancellation, three spin-off TV movies were produced between 1987 and 1994. Reruns of the show aired on Sci-Fi Channel from 1993 to 2001. A remake of the series was produced in 2007; the character of Jaime Sommers first appears in a two-part episode of The Six Million Dollar Man in 1975 titled "The Bionic Woman". In the first episode, Steve travels to his old hometown of Ojai, California, to buy a ranch, for sale and to visit his mother and stepfather. During his visit, he rekindles his old relationship with Jaime Sommers, now one of America's top tennis players. While on a skydiving date, Jaime's parachute malfunctions and she plummets to the ground, falling through tree branches, hitting the ground and suffering traumatic injuries to her head and right arm.

Steve makes an emotional plea to his boss, Oscar Goldman, to save Jaime's life by making her bionic, when Oscar balks, Steve commits Jaime to becoming an operative of the Office of Scientific Intelligence. Goldman gives in and assigns Dr. Rudy Wells and the bionics team to rebuild her. Jaime's body is reconstructed with parts similar to Steve's, but the actual cost of rebuilding her is not revealed, it is said humorously in dialogue to be less than the $6 million it cost to rebuild Austin because the replacement parts for her were "smaller". Jaime is given two bionic legs, capable of propelling her at speeds exceeding 60 mph and jumping to and from great heights, her right arm is replaced by a lifelike prosthetic capable of bending steel or throwing objects great distances. Whereas Austin received a bionic eye, the inner mechanism of Jaime's right ear is replaced by a bionic device that gives her amplified hearing such that she can detect most sounds regardless of volume or frequency; these bionic implants cannot be distinguished from natural body parts, except on occasions where they sustain damage and the mechanisms beneath the skin become exposed, as seen in Part 2 of the episode "Doomsday Is Tomorrow", when Jaime sustained damage to her right leg.

Jaime discovers on vacation in the Bahamas her artificial bionic skin cannot suntan with exposure to sunlight. It is revealed in Part 2 of "Doomsday Is Tomorrow" that Jaime's artificial limbs don't perspire like normal human skin. After Jaime recovers from her operation, Steve tries to break his agreement with Oscar that she will serve as an agent for OSI. Jaime agrees to undertake a mission for Oscar despite Steve's concerns. During the mission her bionics malfunction, she experiences severe and crippling headaches. Dr. Wells determines that Jaime's body is rejecting her bionic implants and a massive cerebral clot is causing her headaches and malfunctions. Soon after, she forces her way out of the hospital. Steve pursues and catches her, she collapses in his arms. Soon after, Jaime dies on the operating table; the character was so popular. In the first episode of the next season, it is revealed that Jaime had not died after all, but Steve was not told, he soon discovers the truth when he is hospitalized after suffering severe damage to his bionic legs.

As Steve learns, Wells' assistant, Dr. Michael Marchetti, had urged Rudy to try his newly developed cryogenic techniques to keep Jaime in suspended animation until the cerebral clot could be safely removed, after which she was revived. A side effect of the procedure causes Jaime to develop retrograde amnesia, preventing her from recalling previous events including her relationship with Steve. Any attempt to remember causes her headaches and pain. Steve reluctantly lets her go on to live her own life as an agent for the OSI, although the pair would work together on missions and establish a new friendship. Jaime, now retired as a tennis

Trench Wood

Trench Wood is a woodland area part managed by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation. It is located around 6 miles north-east of Worcester near the small villages of Dunhampstead and Sale Green; the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and the main line railway from Birmingham to the south-west of England both pass just to the west of the wood. The back third of the woodland is not accessible. In 2009 the Bat Conservation Trust launched a detail study of 10 counties in England to determine the range of the Bechstein's bat and in 2010 a lactating female Bechstein's was discovered in Grafton Wood, suggesting that there was a breeding colony in the wood or close by. Another Bechstein's was discovered in the same year at Trench Wood; the People's Trust for Endangered Species are funding further research work. Butterfly Conservation Trench Wood


The Sikyong is the head of the Central Tibetan Administration, a Tibetan exile organisation known as the Tibetan Government-in-Exile. The title was created in 2012. On April 26, 2017, internal circular from Kashag announced that Sikyong would be rendered in English as'President' of the Central Tibetan AdministrationThe current Sikyong is Lobsang Sangay; the Sikyong is the head of the Kashag or Cabinet, part of the executive branch of the Central Tibetan Administration. This office should not be confused with the President of the Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region; the first directly elected Kalön Tripa was Lobsang Tenzin, the Samdhong Rinpoche, elected August 20, 2001. Before 2011, the Kalön Tripa position was subordinate to the 14th Dalai Lama who presided over the government in exile from its founding.. In August of that year, Lobsang Sangay polled 55 per cent votes out of 49,189, defeating his nearest rival Tethong Tenzin Namgyal by 8,646 votes, becoming the second popularly elected Kalon Tripa.

The Dalai Lama announced that his political authority would be transferred to Sangay while remaining as spiritual leader and figurehead of the CTA. On September 20, 2012, the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile unanimously voted to change the title of Kalön Tripa to Sikyong in Article 19 of the Charter of the Tibetans in exile and relevant articles; the Dalai Lama had referred to the Kalon Tripa as Sikyong, this usage was cited as the primary justification for the name change. According to Tibetan Review, "Sikyong" translates to "political leader", as distinct from "spiritual leader". Foreign affairs Kalon Dicki Chhoyang claimed that the term "Sikyong" has had a precedent dating back to the 7th Dalai Lama, that the name change "ensures historical continuity and legitimacy of the traditional leadership from the fifth Dalai Lama"; the online Dharma Dictionary translates sikyong as "secular ruler. The title sikyong had been used by regents who ruled Tibet during the Dalai Lama's minority, it is used in Tibetan to refer to the governors of the states of the United States.

Speech/transcriptionKey note address by Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Kalon Tripa, Tibetan Government in Exile on 06 September 2011 at the VIF Seminar on TibetElectionsKalon Tripa election in 2011 Kalön Tripa 2011 election results

Albert Park Football Club

Albert Park Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 3 km south of Melbourne in the suburb of Albert Park. The Albert Park Football Club is affiliated with the Victorian Amateur Football Association, a competition that covers all of greater metropolitan Melbourne; the VAFA has over 70 senior clubs, around 3,500 registered players. The club has its origins going back to the 1950s as the ANZ Bank Football Club and has evolved from an affiliation with the ANZ Staff Social Club of Victoria to its current suburban identity in the inner-suburban Albert Park area of Melbourne. Known as the Falcons, the Club has relocated on a number of occasions, the most recent being the move from the former Clubrooms and playing area on Oval 15 when the Albert Park Australian F1 Grand Prix site was redeveloped in the 1990s; the Club is now situated at the Beaurepaire Pavilion on Oval 20. Cheer, cheer the Red and the Blue We'll keep on fighting all the game through Soaring to Success we fly Shake down the thunder from the sky Whether the odds are great or be small The Falcons from the Park will win overall While our loyal sons are marching Onwards to victory 1999 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB CHANGES ITS NAME TO ALBERT PARK FOOTBALL CLUB Committee members from the Albert Park Football Club and the Middle Park Cricket Club meet to form the Albert Park & Middle Park Sports Club.

This entity is used to negotiate a new lease with Parks Victoria. The Club makes the F Section Grand Final, but are defeated by Eley Park 8.9 to Albert Park 5.13. 2002 - ALBERT PARK FOOTBALL CLUB WINS PREMIERSHIP D4 Reserve Premiers - Albert Park 13.17 defeated Werribee 8.10 to win the Club’s first premiership since 1974. 2009 - ALBERT PARK FOOTBALL CLUB PROMOTED TO DIVISION 3 Senior team finishes the Division 4 home and away season on top of the Ladder with 17 wins and 1 loss, but are defeated by LaTrobe University in the Grand Final - Albert Park 8.11 defeated by LaTrobe University 21.9. 1954 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB ESTABLISHED Sports minded officers at the ANZ Bank Head Office Branch of the ANZ Bank banded together to form a founding committee, who negotiated a place in the 10 team VAFA E Section competition for an ANZ Bank team. Many players were returned service-men from World War 2, with a fair sprinkling of enthusiastic youngsters; the home ground was at Fairfield. Facilities were primitive, showers were cold and there was no power in the changing sheds.

Training was conducted at Wright Street Oval in Albert Park, now the Golf Driving Range. It was a formidable challenge to form a football team from scratch, in days when bank staff worked Saturday mornings, few owned cars and player facilities such as hot water, trainers etc. were unavailable. Few of these inaugural members could have foreseen a future spanning more than 50 years from such humble beginnings. INAUGURAL ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB TEAM/COMMITTEE A BRANNAN, H BRAY, J CARRUTHERS, B CHRISTENSEN, G CROXFORD, N DIBBIN, W J DUNN, J ELLIS, J FRANCIS, W GARDINER, N HALLIDAY, V KENNEDY, M LINARD, T LIVINGSTONE, F LYONS, A McKAY, R J PRICE, G RIDGWAY, C SPENCER, R STONE, D STRAIN, M WILLMOTT 1956 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB RELOCATES Yarra Bend was seen as a most unsatisfactory home ground; the Secretary of the ANZ Bank Staff Social Club, J M Hodges, a trustee of Caulfield Park pulled a few strings to get the club a use of an oval there for home games. Training was at Princess Park, Carlton next to the Carlton FC. 1958 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB PROMOTED TO D SECTION The Club makes the E Section Grand Final, but are defeated by St Kilda C.

B. O. C. - 12.14 to ANZ Bank 10.13. 1959 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB RELOCATES TO ALBERT PARK Home ground transferred to Oval 10, Albert Park adjacent to the Middle Park railway station. 1962 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB RESERVES TEAM Support for the Club was growing both on and off the field and it was decided to field a Reserves side. With players working at suburban branches, the Club sometimes struggled to get the minimum 16 players afield at noon; however it was deemed an essential part of the Club’s future. 1963 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB RELOCATES TO FLINDERS PARK Home ground transferred from Albert Park to Flinders Park, Batman Avenue. Now known as Melbourne Park, this was a central location, with dual changing facilities, which serviced Old Scotch Collegians at their adjacent oval. Despite some shortcomings in the facilities such as coldness generated from open mesh windows and door etc. this was a convenient location which served the Club well until 1978 when there were plans to redevelop this quarter of Melbourne.

The Club would give way to the building of the Rod Laver Arena, now situated on this hallowed turf, move back to Albert Park, which would prove to be a long term tenancy for the Club. Whilst at Flinders Park the Club prospered, due to the efforts of long term Treasurer Keith Findlay and a string of capable long serving Presidents such as Geoff Ridgway and Bruce Robertson. Training lights were erected, at what seemed like an enormous cost, the Club were the envy of other sporting bodies at Flinders Park. 1966 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB RELEGATED TO E SECTION The Club finishes 10th, with just 1 win and 17 losses and is relegated to E Section. 1969 - ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB WINS FIRST PREMIERSHIP E Reserve Section Premiers - ANZ Bank 10.6 defeated Brunswick 6.12 to win the Club’s first premiership. 1969 - E. S. & A. BANK FOOTBALL CLUB DISBAND AND JOIN WITH ANZ BANK FOOTBALL CLUB Following the merger of the E. S. & A. Bank with the ANZ Bank, the E. S. & A. Bank Football Club disband wit

Spokane, Portland and Seattle 700

Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 is the oldest and only surviving example of the E-1 class 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive. Nearly identical to the A-3 class Northerns built for Northern Pacific Railway, it burns oil instead of coal. After years of running second-hand equipment, the Spokane and Seattle Railway was allowed by its parent companies, Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway, to purchase its first new locomotives; these included three Northern E-1 class locomotives for passenger service and six Z-6 class Challengers for freight service. After retirement from service in 1956, the SP&S 700 was donated to the City of Portland, Oregon, in 1958, it was on static public display at Oaks Amusement Park until 1987 moved to private quarters for the continuation of work to restore it to operating condition Since 1988/1989. It began making occasional excursion runs in 1990. In 2012, the 700 was moved to a new facility where it can again be viewed by the public, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.

700 was delivered on June 21, 1938, joining the 702 pulling overnight passenger trains between Spokane and Vancouver, along the north shore of the Columbia River, with the 701 providing backup and pulling freight. Owing to an undersized turntable, the Northerns didn't reach Portland, until 1944. By 1947, the Great Northern Railway had begun to streamline its premier passenger train, The Empire Builder, had started adding diesels to the locomotive mix. SP&S started purchasing diesels at this time, but they arrived after the streamlined cars were brought into service and for a few months, the 700s pulled the Portland section of Great Northern's Empire Builder and Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited. Through the late 1940s and early 1950s, the E-1s continued to pull secondary passenger trains, but by 1954, the diesels had replaced steam for passenger service and the E-1s were relegated to pulling freight trains until 1955. On May 20, 1956, a spruced-up 700, with its grey smokebox painted silver, pulled its last passenger train.

The Farewell To Steam run had a total of 21 cars carrying 1,400 passengers from Portland, Oregon, to Wishram, Washington, in the heart of the Columbia Gorge, back again. After the trip, the 700, 701, 702, Challengers and other SP&S locomotives were sent to the scrap line. At the same time, Union Pacific Railroad was offering to donate a steam locomotive to the city of Portland and not to be outdone, the SP&S offered the 700; the two locomotives were moved into Oaks Park along the Willamette River in 1958 and were soon joined by SP 4449 where they sat for nearly 20 years. For nearly 20 years the 700, along with the other two locomotives, sat behind chain link fences fading and rusting away. Only the attention of a single Southern Pacific Railroad employee, Jack Holst, saved the locomotives from complete uselessness. Mr. Holst visited the locomotives and kept the bearings and rods well greased and oiled. Mr. Holst died in 1972, before the first locomotive, SP 4449, was removed from Oaks Park and restored.

In 1975, 15-year-old Chris McLarney started cleaning and oiling various parts. He founded the PRPA in 1977 to provide support for the preservation work. In November 1987-July 1988, & Aug. 1989 the SP&S 700 was moved from Oaks Park to the Southern Pacific's Brooklyn Roundhouse, in southeast Portland, for the continuation of restoration work. With the support of many individuals and the Burlington Northern Railroad, the 700 returned to operation in 1990. Although it's the third largest steam locomotive still in operation and expensive to run and insure, the 700 has managed a number of excursions since its restoration in 1990, including an historic double header with SP 4449 from Portland, Oregon, to Wishram and back during the 2005 National Railway Historical Society national convention, a 2002 "Steam across Montana" from Sandpoint, Idaho, to Billings and back, it was disguised as Northern Pacific #2668, as the SP&S E-1 design is indentical to the NP A-3 class, other than the SP&S' Northerns burned oil, while the NP's burned coal.

The 700 was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 25, 2006, as the Spokane and Seattle Railway Steam Locomotive. Until June 2012, the 700 and its two companions resided at the Brooklyn Roundhouse; the City of Portland was leasing the roundhouse from its owner, Union Pacific Railroad, but after the railroad announced plans to demolish the roundhouse to allow expansion of the yard, the engines needed to find a new home. The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, with significant support from the City of Portland, raised funds for a new restoration and visitor center adjacent to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, to provide the city's steam locomotives with a permanent and publicly accessible home before the closure of the roundhouse. Construction of the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center began in October 2011 and the 700 and the other two locomotives were moved to the site of the new enginehouse and heritage center on June 26, 2012, they were moved indoors on July 28. The ORHC opened to the public on September 22, 2012.

Maintenance of the 700 continues to be carried out by the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association and a team of volunteers. The locomotive was taken out of service in 2015 for its 1,472-day inspection. Since the PRPA has made great progress towards returning the 700 to service. Southern Pacific 4449 Oregon Railroad & Navigation 197 Wood, Charles & Dorothy. Spokane and Seattle Ry. Superior Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87564-703-0. Prager, Kenny (

John Surratt

John Harrison Surrat Jr. was accused of plotting with John Wilkes Booth to kidnap U. S. President Abraham Lincoln, his mother, Mary Surratt, was convicted of conspiracy and hanged by the U. S. government. He avoided arrest after the assassination by fleeing to Canada and to Europe, he thus avoided the fate of the other conspirators. He served as a Pontifical Zouave but was recognized and arrested, he escaped to Egypt but was arrested and extradited. By the time of his trial, the statute of limitations had expired on most of the potential charges which meant that he was never convicted of anything, he was born in 1844, to John Harrison Surratt Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt, in what is today Congress Heights. His baptism took place in 1844 at St. Peter's Church, Washington, D. C. In 1861, he was enrolled at St. Charles College, where he was studying or the priesthood and met Louis Weichmann; when his father died in 1862, Surratt was appointed the postmaster for Surrattsville, Maryland. Surratt served as spy.

After he had been carrying dispatches about Union troop movements across the Potomac River. Dr. Samuel Mudd introduced Surratt to Booth on December 23, 1864, Surratt agreed to help Booth kidnap Lincoln; the meeting took place at the National Hotel, in Washington, D. C. where Booth lived. Booth's plan was to seize Lincoln and take him to Richmond, Virginia, to exchange him for thousands of Confederate prisoners of war. On March 17, 1865, Surratt and Booth, along with their comrades, waited in ambush for Lincoln's carriage to leave the Campbell General Hospital to return to Washington. However, Lincoln had remained in Washington. After the assassination of Lincoln, on April 14, 1865, Surratt denied any involvement and said that he was in Elmira, New York, he was one of the first people suspected of the attempt to assassinate Secretary of State William H. Seward, but the culprit was soon discovered to be Lewis Powell; when he learned of the assassination, Surratt fled to Montreal, Lower Canada, arriving on April 17, 1865.

He went to St. Liboire, where a Catholic priest, Father Charles Boucher, gave him sanctuary. Surratt remained there while his mother was arrested and hanged in the United States for conspiracy. Aided by ex-Confederate agents Beverly Tucker and Edwin Lee, disguised, booked passage under a false name, he landed at Liverpool in September. Surratt would serve for a time in the Ninth Company of the Pontifical Zouaves, in the Papal States, under the name John Watson. An old friend, Henri Beaumont de Sainte-Marie, recognized Surratt and notified papal officials and the US minister in Rome, Rufus King. On November 7, 1866, Surratt was sent to the Velletri prison, he lived with the supporters of Garibaldi, who gave him safe passage. Surratt posed as a Canadian citizen named Walters, he booked passage to Alexandria, but was arrested there by US officials on November 23, 1866, still in his Pontifical Zouaves uniform. He returned to the US on the USS Swatara to the Washington Navy Yard in early 1867. Eighteen months after his mother was hanged, Surratt was tried in a Maryland civilian court.

It was not before a military commission, unlike the trials of his mother and the others, as a US Supreme Court decision, Ex parte Milligan, had declared the trial of civilians before military tribunals to be unconstitutional if civilian courts were still open. Judge David Carter presided over Surratt's trial, Edwards Pierrepont conducted the federal government's case against him. Surratt's lead attorney, Joseph Habersham Bradley, admitted Surratt's part in plotting to kidnap Lincoln but denied any involvement in the murder plot. After two months of testimony, Surratt was released after a mistrial; the statute of limitations on charges other than murder had run out, Surratt was released on bail. Surratt tried to farm tobacco and taught at the Rockville Female Academy. In 1870, as one of the last surviving members of the conspiracy, Surratt began a much-heralded public lecture tour. On December 6, at a small courthouse in Rockville, Maryland, in a 75-minute speech, Surratt admitted his involvement in the scheme to kidnap Lincoln.

However, he maintained that he knew nothing of the assassination plot and reiterated that he was in Elmira. He disavowed any participation by the Confederate government, reviled Weichmann as a "perjurer", responsible for his mother's death and said his friends had kept from him the seriousness of her plight in Washington. After that revelation, it was reported in Washington's Evening Star that the band played "Dixie" and a small concert was improvised, with Surratt the center of female attention. Three weeks Surratt was to give a second lecture in Washington, but it was canceled because of public outrage. Surratt took a job as a teacher in St. Joseph Catholic School in Emmitsburg, Maryland. In 1872, Surratt married a second cousin of Francis Scott Key; the couple had seven children. Some time after 1872, he was hired by the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, he rose to freight auditor and treasurer of the company. Surratt retired from the steamship line in 1914 and died of pneumonia in 1916, at the age of 72.

He was buried in Baltimore. Surratt was portrayed by Johnny Simmons in the 2010 Robert Redfo