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Whitman Publishing

Whitman Publishing is a book and game publisher that produces coin and stamp collecting books and materials. The company is owned by Anderson Press. From the early 1900s to the late-1980s, Whitman was a popular children's book publisher. For decades it was a subsidiary of Western Publishing Company, its genres included westerns, science fiction, adventure stories, various others. Whitman published Whitman Authorized Editions of popular television shows, such as The Munsters. Hawaii Five-O, The Roy Rogers Show and book adaptations of many Walt Disney films. One of its most popular mystery series was Trixie Belden, they published illustrated card games including War, Fish, Old Maid, Crazy Eights. In 1938, Whitman began publishing coin boards, used by coin collectors to store their collections. In 1942, the company published its first price guide, The Official Blue Book of U. S. Coins, in 1946 it introduced A Guide Book of United States Coins; this started an expanding line of books aimed at numismatists.

The line continued as Western was sold to Mattel in 1982 was spun off and renamed Golden Books Family Entertainment. The new company sold other adult lines to St. Martin's Press. St. Martin's, in turn, sold Whitman Coin Products to the H. E. Harris company, another publisher that specialized in coin and postage stamp collecting materials. H. E. Harris was renamed Whitman Publishing, which continues to produce coin and postage stamp collecting books materials. Today Whitman Publishing is owned by Anderson Press; as of 2017, Whitman was publishing books on other topics in addition to the coin and postage stamp collecting materials and books. Official website

Gary L. Bennett

Gary L. Bennett is an American scientist and engineer, specializing in aerospace and energy, he has worked for NASA and the US Department of Energy on advanced space power systems and advanced space propulsion systems. His professional career has included work on the Voyager and Ulysses space missions, is working as a consultant in aerospace power and propulsion systems, he is a science fiction author. Bennett was born in Idaho, he joined the NASA headquarters in June 1988 as the Manager of Advanced Space Power Systems in the transportation division of the Office of Advanced Concepts and Technology. There, he managed a number of transportation technology programs including hybrid propulsion, electric propulsion, low-thrust chemical propulsion, other advanced propulsion concepts, he was the first program manager of the advanced technology insertion program for the Pluto Fast Flyby mission and the TIMED space physics mission. Prior to coming to NASA, Bennett held key positions in DoE's space radioisotope power program, including serving as Director of Safety and Nuclear Operations for the radioisotope power sources that were used on the Galileo mission to Jupiter and that are being used on the Ulysses mission to explore the polar regions of the Sun.

This same radioisotope power source design was flown on the Cassini mission to Saturn and on the New Horizons mission to Jupiter. Previous positions included Chief of the Research Support Branch in the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission where Bennett was instrumental in creating and managing NRC's reactor operational safety research program. Bennett was the flight safety manager for the radioisotope power sources in use on the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft and on Lincoln Laboratory's LES 8 and LES 9 communications satellites. Bennett worked as a physicist in the NERVA program at what was NASA's Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, he did fundamental reactor safety research at what is now the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory. From 1980–1988, he was a member of or adviser to US delegations to the two subcommittees of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and he prepared the official US position papers on the use of nuclear power sources in outer space.

From 1988–1990, Bennett chaired the Steering Group of the Interagency Advanced Power Group, the national coordinating group for federally sponsored space and terrestrial power research. During his tenure and under his initiative the IAPG saw its greatest increase in membership. Bennett received his PhD in physics from Washington State University in 1970. Since 1995, he has been active in promoting the teaching of science and received the Friend of Darwin Award. Bennett has been a champion of the First Amendment and was elected to the National Advisory Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Bennett has authored or coauthored over 160 technical papers and articles on power and space missions. Science fiction G. L. Bennett; the Star Sailors. ISBN 978-0-312-75582-9. Chapters in: M. S. El-Genk. A Critical Review of Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion, 1984-1993. ISBN 978-1-56396-317-9. D. M. Rowe. CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics. ISBN 978-0-8493-0146-9. R. A. Meyers. Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology.

ISBN 978-0-12-227410-7. In 2000, he received the Friend of Darwin Award by the National Center for Science Education In 1996, he received the Schreiber-Spence Space Achievement Award for his leadership of the safety and nuclear operations for the Galileo and Ulysses radioisotope power source programs. In 1995, he shared in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Power Systems Award and Medal for his leadership of the Ulysses radioisotope power source program. In 1994, he received the Silver & Gold Award from the University of Idaho Alumni Association In 1990, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Boise State University American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics American Physical Society British Interplanetary Society Gary L. Bennett at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Migration card

Migration card is an identity document in the Union State of Russia and Belarus for foreign nationals. They were bilingual, but were changed into Russian-only; the responses to the questionnaire in it may still be completed in English. The card is issued in two identical parts, of which part A is surrendered to the immigration officer upon entrance to Russia, while part B, stamped by the officer, must be kept with the passport to be presented to the Russian or Belarusian officials whenever the identity check is demanded. Upon each Union State border crossing the arrival/departure must be stamped on the migration card. Alternatively, the card may be surrendered upon the departure and a new one received upon subsequent arrival. A migration card must be produced along with passport. Registration must be done within 7 business days since arrival to each place of stay in Russia, 5 business days in Belarus; the process is colloquially called "registering one's visa" though it applies to visa-exempt foreign nationals as well.

Before the new law "About Migration Registration" of January 15, 2007, the registration procedure was done by the local Passport and Visa Department or Visa and Registration Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs at a local militsiya office. The residence registration could have been denied, but if approved, the migration card would be stamped. Since adoption of the new law it became sufficient to inform the Federal Migration service, either in person or through a post office using a special form. Migration cards are not stamped if registering through a post office; the loss of a migration card is subject to fine. Electronic migration cards are planned, with Moscow being the first city to issue them; the same system is used in Ukraine and some other countries. Migration cards for non-CIS foreigners have been issued since November 22, 2002, starting from the foreigners who arrived to Moscow. Migration cards for CIS citizens were introduced since January 1, 2003, they were issued to the migrants who are within Russia.

Since February 14, 2003 the cards started to be issued on the Russian border. Belarus soon started to issue migration cards on the Union State border, too. All CIS migrants within Russia were required to obtain migration cards by the end of March 2003 under the threat of prosecution up to deportation. Worker card Form I-94, the Arrival-Departure Record form used by the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Andean Migration Card Visa policy of Belarus Visa policy of Russia Russian passport Internal Passport of Russia Belarusian citizenship Citizenship of Russia