Wheeling, West Virginia

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U. S. state of West Virginia. Located entirely in Ohio County, of which it is the county seat, it lies along the Ohio River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Wheeling was a settlement in the British colony of Virginia and an important city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Wheeling was the first state capital of West Virginia. Due to its location along major transportation routes, including the Ohio River, National Road, the B&O Railroad, Wheeling became a manufacturing center in the late nineteenth century. After experiencing the closing of factories and substantial population loss following World War II, Wheeling's major industries now include healthcare, education and legal services and tourism, energy. Wheeling is the principal city of WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 147,950, the city itself had a population of 28,486. The origins of the name "Wheeling" are disputed. One of the more credible explanations is that the word comes from the Lenni-Lenape phrase wih link or wee lunk, which meant "place of the head" or "place of the skull."

This name referred to a white settler, scalped and decapitated. His severed head was displayed at the confluence of the Ohio River. Native Americans had inhabited the area for thousands of years. In the 17th century, the Iroquois from present-day New York state conquered the upper Ohio Valley, pushing out other tribes and maintaining the area as their hunting ground. Explored by the French, Wheeling still has a lead plate remnant that the explorer Céloron de Blainville buried in 1749 at the mouth of Wheeling Creek to mark his claim. Christopher Gist and George Washington surveyed the land in 1751 and 1770, respectively. During the fall of 1769, Ebenezer Zane explored the Wheeling area and established claim to the land via "tomahawk rights." He returned the following spring with his wife Elizabeth and his younger brothers and Silas. Other families joined the settlement, including the Shepherds, the Wetzels, the McCollochs. In 1787, the United States gave Virginia this portion of lands west of the Appalachians, some to Pennsylvania at its western edge, to settle their claims.

By the Northwest Ordinance that year, it established the Northwest Territory to cover other lands north of the Ohio River and west to the Mississippi River. Settlers began to move into new areas along the Ohio. In 1793, Ebenezer Zane divided the town into lots, Wheeling was established as a town in 1795 by legislative enactment; the town was incorporated January 16, 1805. On March 11, 1836, the town of Wheeling was incorporated into the city of Wheeling. By an act of the Virginia General Assembly on December 27, 1797, Wheeling was named the county seat of Ohio County. Dubbed Fort Fincastle in 1774, the fort was renamed Fort Henry in honor of Virginia's American governor, Patrick Henry. In 1777, Native Americans of the Shawnee and Mingo tribes joined to attack pioneer settlements along the upper Ohio River, which were illegal according to the Crown's Proclamation of 1763, they hoped. Local men defended the fort joined by recruits from Fort Shepherd and Fort Holliday; the native force destroyed livestock.

During the first attack of the year, Major Samuel McColloch led a small force of men from Fort Vanmetre along Short Creek to assist the besieged Fort Henry. Separated from his men, McColloch was chased by attacking Indians. Upon his horse, McColloch charged up Wheeling Hill and made what is known as McColloch's Leap 300 feet down its eastern side. In 1782, a native army along with British soldiers attempted to take Fort Henry. During this siege, Fort Henry's supply of ammunition was exhausted; the defenders decided to dispatch a man to secure more ammunition from the Zane homestead. Betty Zane volunteered for the dangerous task. During her departing run, she was heckled by both British soldiers. After reaching the Zane homestead, she filled it with gunpowder. During her return, she was uninjured; as a result of her heroism, Fort Henry remained in American control. The National Road arrived in Wheeling in 1818, linking the Ohio River to the Potomac River, allowing goods from the Ohio Valley to flow through Wheeling and on to points east.

As the endpoint of National Road, Wheeling became a gateway to early western expansion. In 1849 the Wheeling Suspension Bridge crossed the Ohio River and allowed the city to expand onto Wheeling Island. Lessons learned constructing. Rail transportation reached Wheeling in 1853 when the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad connected Wheeling to Pennsylvania and markets in the Northeast. A bridge over the river connected it to Bellaire and western areas. Much of this area had been settled by yeomen farmers. With the railroad, a larger industrial or mercantile middle-class developed that depended on free labor; the Wheeling Intelligencer newspaper expressed the area's anti-secession sentiment as tensions rose over slavery and national issues. The city became part of the movement of western areas to secede from Vir


Paasam is a 1962 Indian Tamil-language film directed by T. R. Ramanna, it stars M. G. Ramachandran, M. R. Radha, B. Saroja Devi, Sheela and T. R. Rajakumari; the film, produced by R. R. Pictures, has a musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy and was released on 31 August 1962; the film only ran for 93 days, considered as inadequate for an MGR film, however producers recovered 100% money. The film failed. Depicts the extraordinary love of a son towards his mother. Gopi M. G. Ramachandran is brought up in a juvenile home. After his release he is unable to trace them, he lands up in the same village, where his brother Raghu and works as a government officer. He falls in love his friend Kali's sister, but Kali refuses the alliance, accusing him of being an orphan. Raghu and Chandra are to be engaged. Angry at being thwarted and little knowing that Raghu is his brother, he joins Swaminathan in trying to trap Raghu in a burglary case. Both Raghu and Gopi do not know the true identity of Swaminathan, it is he who had thrown away their mother, several years ago.

Several truths are revealed. Is he able to set things right? M. G. Ramachandran as Gopi B. Sarojadevi as Manju M. R. Radha as Swaminathan T. R. Rajakumari as Shantha Kalyan Kumar as Ragu Sheela as Chandra S. A. Ashokan as Kali T. R. Ramachandran as Swaminathan's servant Ennatha Kannaiya as Swaminathan's sidekick S. N. Lakshmi as Meenakshi C. K. Saraswathi as Swaminathan's sister C. Lakshmi Rajyam as Bakkiyam K. K. Soundar as Mayandi'Kottapuli' Jayaraman as Iyer Producer: T. R. Ramanna Production company: R. R. Pictures Director: T. R. Ramanna Music: Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy Lyrics: Kannadasan Story: "Thuraiyoor" K. Murthy Dialogues: "Thuraiyoor" K. Murthy Art direction: Selvaraj Editing: R. Rajagopal Choreography: B. Hiralal Cinematography: M. A. Rehman Stunt: Shyam Sundar Songs recording & re-recording: T. S. Rangasamy Dance: None The music was composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy. Paasam on IMDb

Robert Neal Marshall

Robert Neal Marshall is an actor, director and playwright who has worked on Off-Broadway, in Regional theater in the United States, on Broadway and in London's West End. Marshall's mother is Broadway and television actress turned photographer Bette Marshall and his adoptive father was Entertainment Law attorney Paul G. Marshall. Marshall's grandfather, Jack H. Lieb, was a newsreel cameraman known for his rare color films of the D-Day invasion onto the beaches of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris during World War II. Marshall worked in London as an assistant to producer Richard Armitage on several shows including Me and My Girl with Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, High Society with Natasha Richardson, Rowan Atkinson’s one man show A New Review. During this time, Marshall produced and directed the successful West End debut of Is There Life After High School? at the Donmar Warehouse and worked on the Broadway production of Me and My Girl. As a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab, Marshall worked with composer Tim Battle from Boys Choir of Harlem.

Together they adapted Diane Stanley's book Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter into a children’s musical, presented to in the Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, at National Theatre's Saturday Morning Series, for Richmond Virginia's Theatre IV. Marshall collaborates with Rain Pryor, he produced a workshop production of After All, Tony Award-nominated actress Anita Gillette's one-woman show. A member of Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, Actors' Equity, Marshall has appeared in major roles on several projects, including Captain Richard Phillips in Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story for Discovery Channel. Other leading roles include FDNY Captain Jay Jonas in the Emmy Award-nominated Countdown to Ground Zero for the History Channel and a recurring role as John Zaffis in A Haunting for the Discovery Channel. Stage work includes both the Off-Broadway and Baltimore Hippodrome productions of Ken Davenport's hit interactive comedy The Awesome 80s Prom as the overbearing Principal Snelgrove. Marshall is a member of the Dramatists Guild, his play 41N 50W had its world premiere in October 2012 at London's St. James Theatre.

Marshall is a Guest Speaker on board the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary 2 as part of the Cunard Insights Enrichment Programme. His DVD documentary Three Queens: An International Rendezvous was released in November 2008 to coincide with the final journey of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, his documentary Mr. Ocean Liner, about the life and times of maritime historian and author William H. Miller, had its world premiere aboard Queen Mary 2 on 1 July 2010. Official website Robert Neal Marshall on IMDb Robert Neal Marshall at the Internet Broadway Database