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The Most Toys

"The Most Toys" is the 22nd episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 70th episode of the series overall. Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the Starfleet crew of the Federation starship Enterprise-D. In this episode, Lieutenant Commander Data is kidnapped by an obsessive collector, who leads the Enterprise crew to believe that Data was destroyed in a shuttlecraft accident; the Enterprise-D is called to assist a colony world that has suffered contamination to its water supply. Because of this, they meet with the Jovis, a ship owned by the Zibalian trader Kivas Fajo. Fajo is one of the few vendors of hitridium, an rare medicinal compound capable of neutralizing the contamination; because hitridium is a volatile substance that cannot be beamed aboard, Lieutenant Commander Data is assigned to shuttle Fajo's cargo from the Jovis to the Enterprise, which will take several trips. Just before the final trip, the crew of the Jovis, led by Varria, kidnap Data.

The Enterprise crew perform a cursory scan of the debris and believe Data is dead, but due to the emergency, are forced to leave the Jovis without a more detailed study. Data is met by Fajo; the trader explains he collects rare and valuable objects and has kidnapped Data due to his uniqueness. Varria visits Data telling him to sit in his chair. While lamenting the loss of their friend, Geordi concludes that he's missing something about Data's destruction. Geordi takes his hypothesis to Picard and Riker, stating that the reason he can't find anything is there's nothing to indicate any malfunction, he explains that the only option is pilot error but doesn't believe it as the odds are too vast to calculate. Picard dismisses him. Picard and Riker select Worf as Data's replacement. In an effort to make Data comply with his wishes Fajo says that he isn't at war with anyone and is in fact Data's liberator, he prods Data about whether or not he is capable of killing anyone, Data states that he is programmed to never kill except in defense, thus would be incapable of murder.

When Data still refuses to submit, Fajo splashes a solvent on Data's uniform that dissolves it so he will be compelled to change his clothes. Geordi and Wesley run through Data's communications during the shuttle trips with Geordi noting that Data follows protocol to the letter. Wesley further points out that Data didn't report the shuttle clearing the cargo bay of the Jovis on the final transmission, per protocol. Geordi and Wesley conclude that for Data to not follow standard procedures, such as not reporting something wrong, is not like him unless there was something wrong with Data himself. Data remains defiant against Fajo's attempts to make him an object of display, purposely remaining silent and immobile when Fajo shows off his collection to a rival trader. Only when Fajo threatens to kill Varria with a rare and illegal Varon-T disruptor does Data agree to follow Fajo's orders; the Enterprise arrives at the colony and use the hitridium to neutralize the contamination, but find it works far more than it should.

They soon discover that someone purposely created the contamination that would require hitridium, leading the crew to suspect Fajo of staging the whole scenario to kidnap Data. They return to the last-known location of Jovis to track Fajo down. Varria decides to help Data to escape. During the attempt, they set off alarms that alert Fajo, when he gets there, uses the Varon-T disruptor on Varria, killing her without remorse. Data threatens to use it on Fajo; the Enterprise arrives and beams Data back aboard, discovering that the disruptor was in the process of discharging. Data is met in the transporter room by Commander Riker, requests that Fajo be taken into custody, with Riker responding that arrangements have been made; when Riker asks why the disruptor was energized, Data only offers that something may have happened during transport. Fajo is placed in the Enterprise brig. In the brig Fajo asks Data if he's happy, lamenting the reversal of their situation, but says defiantly that he will add Data to his collection one day.

Data informs Fajo that his stolen collection has been confiscated, all his possessions returned to their rightful owners. Fajo remarks, "It must give you great pleasure." Data replies "No, sir, it does not. I do not feel pleasure. I am only an android." He leaves a stunned Fajo alone in the brig. David Rappaport, a well-known British dwarf actor, had been cast for the part of Kivas Fajo. Rappaport struggled with depression in his life, attempted suicide shortly after filming some scenes as Fajo. Saul Rubinek was brought in to complete the episode. Select scenes with Rappaport were included in a special In Memoriam reel on disc five of the third-season TNG Blu-ray set; the episode's title comes from a popular saying found on bumper stickers and T-shirts in the 1980s which read, "He who dies with the most toys wins." The quote is attributed to flamboyant millionaire Malcolm Forbes. Star Trek The Next Generation DVD set, volume 3, disc 6, episode 2 "The Most Toys" on IMDb "The Most Toys" at TV.com "The Most Toys" at Memory Alpha "The Most Toys" at StarTrek.com "Th

Jabez G. Sutherland

Jabez Gridley Sutherland was a politician and judge from the U. S. state of Michigan. Sutherland was born in New York, he completed preparatory studies, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He commenced practice in Saginaw and served as prosecuting attorney of Saginaw County in 1848 and 1849. Sutherland was delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1850 and 1867 and was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives in 1853, he served as judge of the tenth circuit court of Michigan from 1863 to 1871, when he resigned to enter Congress. Sutherland was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 6th congressional district to the 42nd United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873, he was not a candidate for re-nomination in 1872. Sutherland resumed the practice of law, he was a member of the faculty of what is now the University of Utah in 1889 and president of the Territorial Bar Association in 1894 and 1895. In 1891 he published the influential legal treatise "Statutes and Statutory Construction," which remains an influential guide for how statutes should be interpreted.

He moved to California in 1897. Sutherland is interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City. United States Congress. "Jabez G. Sutherland". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; the Political Graveyard

1982 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships

The 1982 NCAA Men's Division I Swimming and Diving Championships were contested in March 1982 at the Schroeder Swimming Center in Brown Deer, Wisconsin at the 59th annual NCAA-sanctioned swim meet to determine the team and individual national champions of Division I men's collegiate swimming and diving in the United States. UCLA topped the team standings for the first time; the inaugural NCAA Women's Division I Swimming and Diving Championships were held concurrently at the O'Connell Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville and were won by hosts Florida. The men's and women's titles would not be held at the same site until 2006. Note: Top 10 only = Hosts = Defending champions Full results List of college swimming and diving teams

Sheberghan

Sheberghān or Shaburghān spelled Shebirghan and Shibarghan, is the capital city of the Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan. The city of Sheberghan has a population of 175,599, it has a total land area of 7,335 hectares. The total number of dwellings in Sheberghān is 19,511. Sheberghān is located along the Safid River banks, about 130 km west of Mazari Sharif on the national primary ring road that connects Kabul, Puli Khumri, Mazari Sharif, Sheberghān, Herat, Kandahar and Maidan Shar. Sheberghān airport is situated between Aqchah; the city's name is a corruption of its classical Persian name, Shaporgân, meaning " Shapur's town". Shapur was the name of two Sasanian kings. However, Shapur I was the governor of the eastern provinces of the empire, it is more that he is the builder of a roadway between a few important cities; these include Nishapur and Bishapur in Iran, Peshawar in Pakistan. After Maymana, Sheberghan is the second most important Uzbek-dominated city in all of Afghanistan. Uzbek is the mother language of a majority of its inhabitants.

Large numbers of Tajiks, Hazaras and Arabs live in the city. In 1856, J. P. Ferrier wrote: "Sheberghān is a town containing 12,000 souls. Uzbeks being in the great majority." The Sheberghān "Arabs" are all Persian-speaking though they claim an Arab identity. There are other such Persian and Pashto-speaking "Arabs" to the east, with pockets residing in Mazar-i Sharif, Kholm and Jalalabad, their self-identification as Arabs is based on their tribal identity, may in fact point to the Arab migration of the 7th and 8th centuries migration to this and other Central Asian locales in the wake of the Islamic conquests of the region. Sheberghān was once a flourishing settlement along the Silk Road. In 1978, Soviet archaeologists discovered the famed Bactrian Gold in the village of Tillia Tepe outside Sheberghān. In the 13th century Marco Polo visited the city and wrote about its honey-sweet melons. Sheberghān became the capital of an independent Uzbek khanate, allotted to Afghanistan by the 1873 Anglo-Russian border agreement.

Sheberghān has for millennia been the focal point of power in the northeast corner of Bactria. It still sits astride the main route between Balkh and Herat, controls the direct route north to the Amu Darya, about 90 km away, as well as the important branch route south to Sar-e Pol. In 1856, J. P. Ferrier reported: The town has a citadel, in which the governor Rustem Khan resides, but there are no other fortifications, it is surrounded by excellent cultivation. The population of Shibberghan has a high character for bravery, I may safely say it is one of the finest towns in Turkistan on this side of the Oxus, besides its other advantages, an excellent climate, it is, subject to one serious inconvenience: the supply of water, on which all this prosperity depends, comes from the mountains in the Khanat of Sirpool. Shibberghan maintains permanently a force of 2000 horse and 500-foot, but, in case of necessity, the town can arm 6000 men; the heavily-fortified town of Yemshi-tepe, just five kilometres to the northeast of modern Sheberghān, on the road to Akcha, is only about 500 metres from the famous necropolis of Tillia Tepe, where an immense treasure was excavated from the graves of the local royal family by a joint Soviet-Afghan archaeological effort from 1969 to 1979.

In 1977, a Soviet-Afghan archaeological team began excavations 5 km north of the town for relics. They uncovered mud-brick columns and a cross-shaped altar of an ancient temple dating back to at least 1000 B. C. Six royal tombs were excavated at Tillia Tepe revealing a vast amount of gold and other treasures. Several coins dated to the early 1st century C. E. with none dated later. Sheberghān has been proposed as the site of ancient Xidun, one of the five xihou, or divisions, of the early Kushan Empire. Sheberghān was the site of the Dasht-i-Leili massacre in December 2001 during the U. S. invasion of Afghanistan in which 250 to 3,000 Taliban prisoners were shot or suffocated to death in metal truck containers, while being transferred by American and Northern Alliance soldiers from Kunduz to a Sheberghān prison. Sheberghān was the stronghold of Uzbek warlord General Abdul Rashid Dostum, vying with his Tajik rival General Mohammed Atta for control of northern Afghanistan. Sheberghān is a transit hub in northern Afghanistan.

Agriculture accounts for 50% of the 7,335 hectares within the municipal boundaries. 23% of the land is residential, clustered in the central area, but well distributed through the four districts. Sheberghān has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and chilly, though variable, winters. There is moderate rainfall and some snowfall from January to March, but the rest of the year is dry the summer. Sheberghān is surrounded by irrigated agricultural land. With Soviet assistance, exploitation of Afghanistan's natural gas reserves began in 1967 at the Khowaja Gogerak field, 15 kilometers east of Sheberghān in Jowzjan Province; the field's reserves were thought to be 67 billion cubic meters. In 1967, the Soviets completed a 100-kilometer gas pipeline linking Keleft in the Soviet Union with Sheberghān. To demonstrate how natural gas reserves could be used as an alternative to expensive petroleum imports, the United States Department of Defense spent $43 milli

Hugh Morrison (Northern Ireland politician)

Hugh Smith Morrison was a Northern Ireland surgeon and politician. He was born in County Londonderry, the second son of Hugh Morrison J. P. of Moneydig. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution, studied in the Royal University of Ireland, in Queen's College and the College of Surgeons, Dublin. In 1884 he graduated M. D. with a diploma L. R. C. S. Going into private medical practice in County Londonderry, Morrison was involved in Unionist politics there, he lived at Aghadowey. He became coroner for Coleraine. A Presbyterian, he was active in General Assembly meetings, took part in medical societies as a reformer; when Denis Henry, a Catholic, stood for the South Londonderry constituency in the Westminster parliament, Morrison endorsed him. From 1921, Morrison represented for the as Ulster Unionist Party the Queen's University constituency, in the House of Commons of Northern Ireland and Stormont Parliament, supported the introduction of the Special Powers Act 1922. In the debate on the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1923, he commented on sexual morality in Belfast, as "a dark picture" below the surface.

Morrison died at his home, Coleraine, on 21 May 1929. Modern Ulster, its Character, Customs and Industries. Topics included the Orange Institution, Ulster Volunteers, Irish Presbyterianism. Morrison married in only daughter of the late David Whitley of Ballymena, they were both buried in the graveyard at Aghadowey parish church. Modern Ulster.

Port Stanley, Ontario

Port Stanley is a community in the Municipality of Central Elgin, Elgin County in Ontario, Canada. It is located on the north shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of Kettle Creek. In 2016, it had a population of 2,148; the site of Port Stanley was part of an important early route from Lake Erie to other inland waterways for a succession of explorers and travellers of the 17th and 18th centuries. It was camping spot. Adrien Jolliet, brother of Louis Jolliet, landed at this location in 1669 during the first exploration of the Great Lakes by Europeans. Other notable visitors included François Dollier de Casson and René de Bréhant de Galinée, Jean-Baptiste Céloron de Blainville and Sir William Johnson. In commemoration of this role, a site bounded by Bridge and Colbourne Streets was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923, was marked with a cairn. Lieutenant-Colonel John Bostwick received the first land grant, settled in what is now Port Stanley in 1804. Around 1824, it was renamed Port Stanley after Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, who had visited nearby Port Talbot.

Lord Stanley became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the father of Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Governor General of Canada, ice hockey enthusiast and donor of the first Stanley Cup in 1893. Port Stanley has a large sheltered harbour, operated by Transport Canada, but has been divested to the Municipality of Central Elgin; these facilities supported trade in coal and wood between Southwestern Ontario and the United States. Today, most of these facilities are dormant, but a commercial freshwater fishery operates from the harbour. Attractions include a large sandy beach, a lifting bridge across Kettle Creek, restaurants, shops, the Port Stanley Festival Theatre in the former town hall building on Bridge Street, the Port Stanley Terminal Rail, which operates a tourist train between St. Thomas and Port Stanley using a portion of the former L&PS rail line. In 1926, the L&PS Pavilion opened, it was renamed the Stork Club, had a 13,000-square-foot dance floor, the largest dance floor in the London-Port Stanley area.

It was closed by health authorities in 1973 because it could not earn the revenue to keep the building up. H. J. McManus, a London businessman, bought it and his son, Joe Jr. led the renovations, reopening in 1974 with the Harry James Orchestra performing before a sellout crowd. The last event was a performance by Day Break on New Year's Eve of 1978/79. In the first decade of the 21st century, there were numerous proposals to operate a ferry between Port Stanley and Cleveland, Ohio; the Port Stanley News is a locally operated news and current events Website/blog that serves the Port Stanley area. The Lake Erie Beacon is a tabloid community newspaper published bi-weekly, distribution 7000 printed copies and 800 electronic copies. Http://www.lebeacon.ca/ Port Stanley has a humid continental climate modified somewhat by the waters of Lake Erie. Official Port Stanley Website Port Stanley News on-line news