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The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges which stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The film is based on a story by Monckton Hoffe about a mismatched couple who meet on board an ocean liner. In 1994, The Lady Eve was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant." Jean Harrington is a beautiful con artist. Along with her larcenous father, "Colonel" Harrington, his partner Gerald, she is out to fleece rich, naive Charles Pike, the heir to the Pike Ale fortune, "The Ale That Won for Yale". Charles is a woman-shy snake expert Ophidiologist, just returning from a year-long expedition up the Amazon. Though surrounded by ladies desperate for his attention, Charles is putty in Jean's hands, but the best laid plans can go astray. First, Jean shields him from her card sharp father; when Charles' suspicious minder/valet Muggsy discovers the truth about her and her father, he dumps her.

Furious at being scorned, she re-enters his life masquerading as the posh "Lady Eve Sidwich", niece of Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith, another con man who's been swindling the rich folk of Connecticut. Jean is determined to torment Charles mercilessly, as she explains, "I've got some unfinished business with him—I need him like the axe needs the turkey." When Charles meets "Eve", he is so bewildered he trips and falls over himself. Although Muggsy tries to convince him "she's the same dame", Charles reasons that Jean would never come close to his home without at least disguising herself, so he concludes the resemblance is only a coincidence. After a brief courtship, they marry, on the train to their honeymoon, "Eve" begins to confess her past, dropping name after name after name of old boyfriends and lovers. Charles gets fed up and jumps off the train. Now separated, Jean's con team urges her to close the deal, saying she's got him over a barrel and can make a killing in a settlement. While Charles' father and lawyers are on the phone with her pleading to settle Jean says she doesn't want any money at all, just for Charles to tell her it's over to her face.

Charles refuses, through his father Jean learns that he's departing on another ocean voyage. She arranges her own passage, "bumps into" Charles, just as they met before. "Hopsie" is overjoyed to see Jean again, they dash to her cabin where they mutually affirm their love for each other. Charles confesses that he is married, Jean replies tenderly, "So am I, darling." The Lady Eve was loosely based in a 19-page story by Monckton Hoffe called "Two Bad Hats", the working title for the film. Sturges was assigned to write a script based on Hoffe's story in 1938, with Claudette Colbert expected to be the star. Sturges and Paramount producer Albert Lewin had some written disagreement in 1939 about the development of the script, with Lewin writing to Sturges, "the first two-thirds of the script, in spite of the high quality of your jokes, will require an one hundred percent rewrite." Sturges objected, Lewin gave in, writing, "Follow your witty nose, my boy. A revised, script was approved; the casting of the lead roles for The Lady Eve went through some changes.

At some point, the studio wanted Brian Aherne for the male lead, Joel McCrea, Madeleine Carroll and Paulette Goddard were under consideration as of July 1940, but in August 1940, Fred MacMurray and Madeleine Carroll were announced as co-stars. In September, Darryl Zanuck lent Henry Fonda to co-star with Paulette Goddard, replaced by Barbara Stanwyck; the Lady Eve was in production from October 21 to December 5, 1940. According to Donald Spoto in Madcap: The Life of Preston Sturges, Sturges "invariably paraded on set with a colorful beret or a felt cap with a feather protruding, a white cashmere scarf blowing gaily round his neck and a print shirt in loud hues... the reason for the peculiar outfits, he told visitors, was that they facilitated crew members finding him amid the crowds of actors and the public." Stanwyck compared Sturges' set to "a carnival". In his biography of Stanwyck, author Axel Madsen wrote, "The set was so ebullient that instead of going to their trailers between setups, the players relaxed in canvas chairs with their sparkling director, listening to his fascinating stories or going over their lines with him.

To get into mood for Barbara's bedroom scene, Sturges wore a bathrobe."Location shooting for the opening jungle scene took place at Lake Baldwin of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia, California. In that scene, Henry Fonda's character refers to "Professor Marsdit", whose last name is an anagram of that of Raymond L. Ditmars of the American Museum of Natural History, a well-known reptile expert and popular science writer of the time; the film premiered in New York City on February 25, 1941, went into general release on March 21 of that year. It was marketed with a number of taglines, including When you deal a fast shuffle... love is in the cards. The film ranked as one of the top 10 films of that year in box office sales; the Lady Eve was released on video in the United States on July 12, 1990, was subsequently re-released on June 30, 1993. After The Lady Eve premiered at the Rialto, The New York Times reviewer Bosley Crowther characterized the film as "a sparkling romantic comedy."

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Abrolhos Marine National Park

The Abrolhos Marine National Park is a national park, established in 1983 covering most of the Abrolhos Archipelago area in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The park was established on 6 April 1983, it covers about 91,300 hectares. It became part of the Central Atlantic Forest Ecological Corridor, created in 2002, it is located off the southern coast of the Bahia in the north east of Brazil. The islands are volcanic in origin. There are five islands in the Abrolhos archipelago but only one of them, Siriba, is open to visitors. A 1,600 metres trail. Ilha Santa Bárbara is outside the park boundary, it is under the jurisdiction of the navy. The other islands are Ilha Redonda, Ilha Sueste; the park includes the Parcel dos Abrolhos, where typical coral formations of the region may be seen, the Timbebas reef opposite the city of Alcobaça. The waters are clear and there is great diversity of underwater flora and fauna, including flourishing coral formations; the island vegetation is low, small plants such as grasses and herbs.

Seabirds include the white bellied booby, frigates and woodpeckers. Charles Darwin visited the archipelago in 1830 and was impressed by the variety of species, including birds and spiders. Ilha Guarita and Ilha Sueste are home to many seabirds. Frigate birds nest on the steep sides of Ilha Redonda, visited by loggerhead turtles for spawning in the summer. Diving along the reefs and the Rosalinda shipwreck is allowed, humpback whales may be observed from boats. Since 2003 the park has been an outpost of the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve. In 2010 it was recognized as a Ramsar Site

Death of Benno Ohnesorg

Benno Ohnesorg was a West German university student killed by a policeman during a demonstration in West Berlin. His death spurred the growth of the left-wing German student movement. On 2 June 1967, Ohnesorg participated in a student protest held near the Deutsche Oper, in opposition to the state visit of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, attending a performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Deutsche Oper that night, it was the first political demonstration in which Ohnesorg had taken part. The protest turned violent after pro-Shah demonstrators, including agents of the Shah's intelligence service, began battling with students, the police overreacted, employing brutal tactics in their attempts to control the crowd. In the ensuing tumult, demonstrators dispersed into the side streets. In the courtyard of Krumme Strasse 66, Ohnesorg was shot by police officer Karl-Heinz Kurras. Ohnesorg died. Kurras stood trial the same year and was acquitted, on 27 November 1967. Ohnesorg was a student of German studies.

He was married and his wife was pregnant with their first child. A week after Ohnesorg's death, a funeral caravan accompanied his coffin as it was transported from West Berlin to his hometown of Hanover, in West Germany, where he was buried – a trip that led through checkpoints in East Germany on the way to the West. More than forty years in 2009, it was revealed that at the time of the events Kurras had been an informal collaborator of the East German secret police Stasi, a long-time member of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, the ruling East German Communist party; the new information was based on documents discovered in the Stasi archives. Initial reports indicated that the archives contained no evidence that Kurras was acting under Stasi orders when he shot Ohnesorg. On the basis of the 2009 revelations about Kurras, the German prosecutor's office initiated a new investigation, in order to clarify definitively whether there was any evidence that the killing of Ohnesorg could have been ordered by authorities in East Berlin.

The prosecutor's office noted that, due to the passage of time, many participants in the trial were either no longer alive or otherwise unable to provide reliable testimony. Following up in January 2012, Der Spiegel magazine reported that research carried out by federal prosecutors, as well as by the magazine, found that the shooting was not in self-defense as always claimed by Kurras and that it was premeditated. Newly examined film and photographic evidence implicated fellow officers and superiors, demonstrating that the police covered up the truth in subsequent investigations and trials. Additionally, medical staff who carried out the autopsy on Ohnesorg were ordered to falsify their report. However, the Spiegel report indicated that the new information was still unlikely to be sufficient for the case to be reopened. Ohnesorg's death served as a rallying point for the left, spurred the growth of the left-wing German student movement. Student activist Rudi Dutschke led student protest actions in the period following Ohnesorg's death.

Just after Ohnesorg's burial in Hanover, speaking at a conference held at the university there – under the rubric "The University and Democracy: Conditions and Organization of Resistance" – clashed with philosophy professor Jürgen Habermas over the future of the movement, with Dutschke advocating radical action that might include illegality and violence if necessary. The student movement that swelled and, in part, became radicalised in the late 1960s, after Ohnesorg's death, influenced many future German politicians who were in their teens and twenties at the time. A monument next to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, designed by Austrian sculptor Alfred Hrdlicka, serves as a memorial for the killing. In December 2008, municipal authorities inaugurated an official memorial panel on the sidewalk in front of the house where Ohnesorg was shot. In Ohnesorg's hometown of Hanover, a bridge over the Ihme river is named after him; the opening scene of the 2008 film Der Baader Meinhof Komplex shows Ohnesorg's death, with the role of Ohnesorg played by Martin Glade.

German student movement Photograph of Benno Ohnesorg's death Short video about Ohnesorg's death, in English, with contemporary footage, in The Berlin Wall: A Multimedia History, RBB

Albion, Idaho

Albion is a city in Cassia County, United States. It is part of Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 267 at the 2010 census. Albion was the county seat of Cassia County from 1879 to 1918. Albion is one of the few cities in the Magic Valley region of Idaho founded before 1900. Beginning in 1893 it was home of the Albion State Normal School; the school was closed in 1951 and its teaching programs were transferred to Idaho State College in Pocatello. By 2006 the campus had fallen into serious disrepair; the first settlement at Albion was made. 1875. The city was named for the poetic name for Great Britain. D. L. Evans Bank was founded in Albion in 1904. Although the bank's headquarters is now located in Burley, it continues to operate a branch in Albion. Albion is located at 42°24′39″N 113°34′51″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles, all of it land. The college was opened by the Church of Christ as Magic Valley Christian College.

This was a part of Pepperdine College in California. Harold B. Lee - educator, American religious leader As of the census of 2010, there were 267 people, 113 households, 73 families residing in the city; the population density was 568.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 138 housing units at an average density of 293.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 3.0% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population. There were 113 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.4% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18.

The gender makeup of the city was 49.1 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 262 people, 108 households, 65 families residing in the city; the population density was 635.5 people per square mile. There were 120 housing units at an average density of 291.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 99.24 % 0.76 % from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population. There were 108 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.12. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 1.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years.

For every 100 females, there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $42,375, the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $43,125 versus $23,750 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,259. About 10.3% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.2% of those sixty five or over. The city is served by the Cassia County School District; the city is zoned to: Albion Elementary School

MacArthur High School (Decatur, Illinois)

Douglas MacArthur High School is a public high school located in Decatur, Illinois. The school serves about 1,300 students from grades 9 to 12 in Decatur Public Schools District 61. in the past, some of its students have participated in the reality television program The N's Student Body. As with crosstown rival Eisenhower High School, MacArthur is organized into communities that the students will remain in for four years; the students at MacArthur High School come from all sections of Decatur. MacArthur High School was named after the American World War II general Douglas MacArthur, famous for his key involvement in the Pacific theater of the war. Correspondingly, the school's mascot is the generals; the 2011 school enrollment was 1,226 students. The racial makeup of the school in 2011 was 42.7% White, 46.7% African American, 3.2% Multiracial, 1.3% Hispanic.7% Asian, and.2% Native American. 57% of the student population are low income students. In 2008, 36.8 % of the student population exceeded in all subjects.

The school did not make Adequate Yearly Progress as defined by federal and state laws in 2008. In 2008, the high school graduation rate was 92.3%, up from 76.6% in 2007. The dropout rate lowered from 10.8% in 2007 to 2.5% in 2008. Football, Softball, Crossrunning, Track, Tennis, Swimming, Show Choir, marching band, cheerleading. Brian Culbertson, funk-based instrumentalist, jazz artist Loren Coleman, author, television personality L. Douglas Hagen, US Army Special Forces Green Beret and Medal of Honor recipient Steve Hunter, guitarist, played with Mitch Ryder, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel and others John F. McDonald economist, PhD Yale 1971, author and dean at University of Illinois at Chicago

John Wilbur (Quaker minister)

John Wilbur was a prominent American Quaker minister and religious thinker, at the forefront of a controversy that led to "the second split" in the Religious Society of Friends in the United States. Wilbur was born to Quaker parents in Rhode Island. Wilbur was recognized as an Elder in 1802 and acknowledged as a minister in 1812. Always intellectually inclined, Wilbur was the teacher of the local Friends school for many years. In 1822, Wilbur was appointed to an important committee of New England Friends to investigate the "new light" movement in Lynn, Massachusetts, he made a handful of travels in the ministry, for which he became known as an exponent of traditional Quakerism. In 1831, Wilbur went on his first trip to England and encountered a growing Evangelical thrust among the Friends there, which made him uneasy. Friends had come through a schism a few years earlier involving Elias Hicks. During this British trip, Wilbur wrote a series of letters to George Crossfield; the main body of Friends were called Orthodox because they had remained orthodox in terms of Christianity.

But now Wilbur believed that some Orthodox Friends those in England, were so alarmed about Hicks's perceived heterodoxy that they had gone too far in the other direction. He saw that this group of Friends was abandoning the traditional Friends practice of following God's immediate, inward guidance in favor of using their own reason to interpret and follow the Bible, they were stressing a cold intellectual acceptance of the Bible instead of a vital, direct experience of the Holy Spirit in one's heart. Wilbur quoted early Friends, such as Robert Barclay, William Penn, George Fox to make his case that the traditional view of Friends was that the inward light takes priority over the text of the Bible. At the same time, he agreed that the Bible was inspired by God and was useful as a guide, as had the early Friends. Wilbur returned to the United States in 1833, he became embroiled in a dispute with Joseph John Gurney, a Quaker minister from England, speaking throughout the United States. Gurney had been involved in the drafting of the London Yearly Meeting's epistle in 1836.

In that epistle Friends in England voiced their adoption of the more Evangelical views that Wilbur had encountered and disapproved. During Gurney's sojourn in the United States, Wilbur made private comments against Gurney's views to some of his associates in New England Yearly Meeting and acquaintances in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. In 1838 some members of New England Yearly Meeting accused Wilbur of making derogatory statements against Gurney in violation of the principle of handling conflicts by going through the proper channels, they ordered South Kingston Monthly Meeting to discipline him, but the local Friends supported Wilbur. The Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting laid down the South Kingston Monthly Meeting and attached its members to the Greenwich Monthly Meeting; the latter meeting disowned Wilbur in 1843. This disownment was confirmed by his quarterly meeting and by the yearly meeting as well. Wilbur continued in the Friends movement with the support of many like-minded members. In 1845, a division took place in New England over the unusual treatment of Wilbur and his supporters.

The smaller body, comprising about five hundred members, came to be called the "Wilburites" for their support of John Wilbur. The larger body came to be called the "Gurneyites" for their support of Joseph J. Gurney. In succeeding years, other yearly meetings divided: New York in 1846 and Ohio and Baltimore in 1854; the Wilburite Friends entered into fellowship with a branch called the Conservative Friends. Wilbur made a second journey to England in 1853–1854, he died in 1856, the same year. Wilbur, John. Journal of the Life of John Wilbur, a Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends. Providence RI: George H. Whitney, 1859. Wilbur, John. Letters to a Friend, On Some of the Primitive Doctrines of Christianity. Philadelphia: The Tract Association of Friends, 1995. Wilbur, John. A Narrative and Exposition of the Late Proceedings of New England Yearly Meeting, with some of its Subordinate Meetings, & their Committees, in Relation to the Doctrinal Controversy now existing in the Society of Friends.

New York City: Piercy & Reed, Printers, 1845. Claus Bernet. "John Wilbur". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon. 31. Nordhausen: Bautz. Cols. 1479–1482. ISBN 978-3-88309-544-8. Quaker Pages with links to some writings by John Wilbur