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Tyonek, Alaska

Tyonek is a census-designated place in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U. S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census the population was 171, down from 193 in 2000. In 1973, the community formed the Tyonek Native Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and is federally recognized. A Dena'ina Alaska Native village at Tyonek was noted by the explorer James Cook in 1778; the Lebedev-Lastochkin Company, a Russian fur trade venture, maintained a small trapping station on the site of Tyonek. A detachment of the Vancouver Expedition under Joseph Whidbey visited the trading post in May 1794. Whidbey found that the LLC maintained "one large house, about fifty feet long, twenty-four wide, about ten feet high. A smallpox epidemic in the late 1830s killed about half the population. Tyonek became a major port during the Resurrection Creek gold rush of the 1880s, but declined after the founding of Anchorage on the other side of Cook Inlet in 1915. Tyonek was moved to its current site when the original village, located on lower ground, flooded in the 1930s.

Tyonek is located at 61°3′38″N 151°13′51″W. Although politically in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, it is located on the mainland on the northwest side of Cook Inlet, across from the Kenai Peninsula, it is bordered to the northeast by the community of Beluga. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 69.0 square miles, of which 67.9 square miles are land and 1.1 square miles, or 1.61%, are water. The CDP extends from Trading Bay in the west to the mouth of the Chuitna River in the northeast; the present village of Tyonek, with an airstrip, is in the northeast part of the CDP, between the Chuitna River and Tyonek Creek. Tyonek first appeared on the 1880 U. S. Census as the unincorporated Tinneh village of "Toyonok Station and Village", it featured 117 residents, including 6 Creole and 2 Whites. This settlement was located at Beshta Bay, it returned again as "Toyonok" in 1890 with all Native. In 1900, it returned as Tyonek, it did not report on the 1910 census. It returned again in 1920.

In 1930, it reported 78 residents, of which 74 were 4 were White. In the early 1930s, residents began to relocate 7 miles northeast to a new site, the "new" Tyonek, situated on higher ground because of flooding; the original site became known as "Old Tyonek". Beginning with the 1940 census, the figures reflected the "new" Tyonek. Old Tyonek did not report separately again; the present Tyonek was made a census-designated place in 1980. The boundaries of the CDP now include the original Tyonek; as of the census of 2000, there were 193 people, 66 households, 45 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.9 people per square mile. There were 134 housing units at an average density of 2.0/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.34 % Native American. 2.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 66 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.3% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.8% were non-families.

30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.42. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 37.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 124.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.3 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,667, the median income for a family was $29,792. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $26,250 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $11,261. About 2.1% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over. History of Tyonek

Sheri's Ranch

Sheri's Ranch is a legal brothel in Pahrump, Nevada. Unlike other brothels in the state, it styles itself as a resort, with upscale rooms and furnishings, sports bar, tennis courts, a spa and outdoor swimming pool. In January 2001, the business was purchased by Chuck Lee, a retired Chicago homicide detective of 20 years, former owner of an AT&T retail store, car dealership owner from Las Vegas, Nevada. Author Lora Shaner, a former madam of the brothel, wrote a 1998 book about her experiences, Madam: Chronicles of a Nevada Cathouse and extended in 2001 as Madam: Inside a Nevada Brothel; the brothel raised $7,000 in 2004 towards a senior citizens center so that they could still receive their "Meals on Wheels". In 2005, Sheri's Ranch sought local zoning changes in Pahrump to build a 700-plus home 330 acres residential subdivision known as Mountain Shadows Resort. Sheri's Ranch was featured in the BBC series Panorama about the importance of safe sex, preventative measures taken to avoid the contraction of HIV, other STD/STIs by Nevada brothel sex workers.

Sheri's Ranch was featured on the A&E show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels while Gene Simmons was performing research for an upcoming novel. He interviewed Tawny Brie there as part of his research; the brothel was featured in the Business Insider article "Inside a Nevada Brothel" by Dylan Love. The Guardian featured Sheri's Ranch in a 2015 piece about the current state of the Nevada brothel industry written by Daniel Hernandez. Sheri's Ranch was featured in the CMT documentary Morgan Spurlock Presents Freedom! The Movie. An episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast featured a room-by-room walk-through of Sheri's Ranch, including an interview with a madam and a sex worker; the popular podcast Let Me Tell You About featured the brothel in an hour long episode, in which one of the hosts details losing his virginity to one of the sex workers. Sheri's Ranch was featured in the Showtime original series Ray Donovan in the episode "Las Vegas." Sheri's Ranch won CWMC's Brothel of the Year award in 2011 and 2012. Prostitution in Nevada List of brothels in Nevada Official website Sheri's Ranch Official Blog

Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association

The Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association was an organization devoted to women's suffrage in Minnesota. From 1881 to 1920, the organization struggled to secure women's right to vote, its members organized marches, wrote petitions and letters, gathered signatures, gave speeches, published pamphlets and broadsheets to force the Minnesota Legislature to recognize their right to vote. Due to their efforts, the legislature approved the Nineteenth Amendment in 1919. In the 1870s, many women across Minnesota organized local women's suffrage groups. In 1875, the Minnesota legislature recognized. However, many women wanted to vote in all elections. Seeing the need for a statewide agency, fourteen women formed the MWSA in Hastings in 1881; the Minnesota chapter was affiliated with the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Among the founders of the MWSA were Harriet Bishop and Sarah Burger Stearns. Stearns became the organization's first president. By 1882, the MWSA had grown to two hundred members. In 1885, MWSA-president Martha Ripley convinced NAWSA to hold their annual meeting in Minnesota.

This national event demonstrated the importance of the Minnesota chapter to the larger organization. It drew the attention of Minnesota's male lawmakers. In 1893, the MWSA convinced the Minnesota Senate to take up women's suffrage. President Julia Bullard Nelson worked with a Populist state senator; the Populists supported a women's suffrage plank. Nelson herself was a Populist school superintendent candidate in 1894. Nelson and Donnelly sought the vote for women in municipal elections. However, the Senate went further, its members voted to remove the word "male" from the state's voting requirements. The bill passed thirty-two to nineteen. However, this change did not pass the House; that chamber did not have time to take it up before the legislative session ended. If it had passed the House, the voters of Minnesota would have had to approve it before it became law. After the failure of the 1893 amendment, the movement continued. However, the MWSA was unable to build on its earlier success; the MWSA and its ally, the Political Equality Club, placed women's suffrage before the state legislature every session.

Each time, the bill either was defeated. During the 1910s, the movement picked up momentum again. In 1914, Clara Ueland - who would become the MWSA's president in 1915 - organized a parade through Minneapolis of over 2000 suffrage supporters; this event gave the movement renewed attention. During this period, the MWSA had to contend with a rival organization, a Minnesota branch of the National Woman's Party; the NWP was more radical than the MWSA. It was much more to take direct action, such as hunger strikes, than the MWSA. Despite these differences in opinion, the two organizations worked together. By 1919, 30,000 women across the state belonged to local suffrage associations, they joined the MWSA, the NWP, other organizations. Their numbers and continued activities convinced lawmakers to act. In 1919, the Minnesota legislature recognized; the same year, the legislature ratified the Nineteenth Amendment. However, the amendment did not take effect until 1920, when it was ratified by two-thirds the required of the states.

With their right to vote secured, the MWSA became the Minnesota League of Women Voters, selecting Clara Ueland as their first president. The League is still active in Minnesota politics today, publishing a voting guide to inform voters on candidate positions on issues affecting women. A memorial to the achievements of the MWSA stands on the lawn of the Minnesota State Capitol and is known as the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial. M508, The Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association Records. Woman Suffrage in Minnesota: A Record of the Activities in its Behalf since 1847. Minneapolis: Inland Press, 1916. Lief, Julia Wiech. "A Woman of Purpose: Julia B. Nelson." Minnesota History 47, no. 4: 302-314. Stuhler, Barbara. "Organizing for the Vote: Leaders of Minnesota's Woman Suffrage Movement," Minnesota History 54, no. 3:290-303. Ziebarth, Marilyn. "MHS Collections: Woman's Rights Movements." Minnesota History 42, no. 2: 225-230. "The Minnesota Legislature: A day of debate: The woman suffragists capture the senate".

The Minneapolis Tribune. March 16, 1893. P. 7 – via "The Minnesota Legislature: Women won: The suffrage bill passes the Senate easily". The Minnesota Tribune. March 22, 1893. P. 2 – via "A killing: Closing hours of the bill passing session of the legislature: Woman suffrage and anti-pool room bills go down to death together". The Minneapolis Tribune. April 18, 1893. P. 1 – via "Men urge citizens to join suffrage parade". The Minneapolis Tribune. May 1, 1914. P. 7 – via "Women to March in Silence for Suffrage". The Minneapolis Tribune, May 2, 1914. P. 1 and p. 8 - via "Paraders Place Equal Suffrage on a New Plane". The Minneapolis Tribune, May 3, 1914. P. 1 and p. 3 - via "Suffrage parade an impressive spectacle". The Minneapolis Sunday Tribune. May 3, 1914. P. 17 – via This article incorporates text from MNopedia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Wilbert J. Le Melle

Wilbert John Le Melle was an American diplomat and academician. He served as an Ambassador of The United States to the Republic of Kenya and to the Republic of Seychelles from 1977 to 1980, he was a president of Mercy College. Born on November 11, 1931 in New Iberia, Louisiana to Therese and Eloi LeMelle, one of eight kids, he received a bachelor of arts in 1955 and a master of arts in 1956 from Notre Dame Seminary and a Ph. D. in political science/international relations in 1963 from the University of Denver. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959, he was an assistant professor in of history and philosophy at Grambling State University between 1956 and 1961. Between 1963 until 1965 he worked in the Department of Government at Boston University as an assistant professor and research associate in the African Studies Program. In February 1965 he started work as a program officer for West Africa, he spent the next nine years living in various parts of Africa with his family while his job location changed, places like Kenya, Algeria and Tunisia.

In 1977, president Jimmy Carter asked Le Melle to serve as Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Kenya and Seychelles

Dallas (film)

Dallas is a 1950 American Western Technicolor film directed by Stuart Heisler, starring Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, Barbara Payton, Raymond Massey. The film is set in the title city during the Reconstruction Era of the United States. Blayde Hollister is a former Confederate out to revenge himself on a group of carpetbaggers who murdered his family and destroyed their home in Georgia. With the help of his friend Wild Bill Hickok, Hollister's death is faked and he accompanies and swaps identities with Federal Marshal Martin Weatherby. Martin is an inexperienced dude from the East using the position of Marshal to impress his fiancée Tonia, whose Mexican family is being terrorised by the same gang that murdered Reb's family and terrorised Georgia. Hollister posing as the dude Martin lets them get closer to the carpetbaggers. Gary Cooper as Blayde Hollister Ruth Roman as Tonia Robles Steve Cochran as Bryant Marlow Raymond Massey as Will Marlow Barbara Payton as Flo Leif Erickson as U. S. Marshal Martin Weatherby Antonio Moreno as Don Felipe Robles Jerome Cowan as Matt Coulter Reed Hadley as Wild Bill Hickok According to Warner Bros' accounts, the film earned $2,765,000 domestically and $1,725,000 foreign.

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Fires Within

Fires Within is a 1991 film directed by Gillian Armstrong. It stars Jimmy Smits and Greta Scacchi. Set in the Cuban community in Miami, the story revolves around the relationship between Nestor, a released political prisoner, his wife Isabel, who had fled Cuba after Nestor was imprisoned, Sam, the fisherman who had rescued Isabel from certain death at sea. Jimmy Smits as Nestor Greta Scacchi as Isabel Vincent D'Onofrio as Sam Luis Avalos as Victor Hernandez Bertila Damas as Estella Sanchez Brian Miranda as Victor Hernandez, Jr; because she'd never had them done Greta Scacchi had to have her ears pierced for her role as Isabel, so that she would be able to wear the large gold hoop earrings favoured by many Cuban women. Fires Within on IMDb Fires Within at Rotten Tomatoes