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William Goodsell Rockefeller

William Goodsell Rockefeller was a director of the Consolidated Textile Company and a member of the prominent Rockefeller family. He was born on May 1870 in Manhattan, New York City, he was the third child of Standard Oil co-founder William Avery Rockefeller Jr. and Almira Geraldine Goodsell, who married in 1864. His uncle was John D. Rockefeller and his paternal grandfather was William Rockefeller Sr. Rockefeller attended Yale University, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi, graduated in 1892. Although he was predicted by Thomas W. Lawson to be the future head of Standard Oil, the prediction did not prove true. Following his graduation from Yale, he suffered a serious attack of typhoid fever before entering 26 Broadway. Rockefeller was treasurer of the Standard Oil Company of New York for several years until his retirement in 1911, he served as a director of the Brooklyn Union Gas Company, the Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company, the New York Mutual Gas Light Company, the Oregon Short Line Railroad, the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company, the Union Pacific Railroad, the Consolidated Textile Company, of which he had only been elected a director shortly before his death in 1922.

On November 21, 1895, Rockefeller married Sarah Elizabeth "Elsie" Stillman, daughter of National City Bank president James Jewett Stillman and Sarah Elizabeth Rumrill. Rockefeller's father had become a large shareholder of the National City Bank and his alliance with the Stillman family was sealed by the marriage of his two sons with two Stillman daughters. Rockefeller's brother, Percy Avery Rockefeller, married Elsie's sister, Isabel Goodrich Stillman. Together and Elsie were the parents of four sons and a daughter: William Avery Rockefeller III, who married Florence Lincoln, sister of Frederic W. Lincoln Jr. in 1918. Godfrey Stillman Rockefeller, who married Helen Gratz, brother-in-law of Edward H. Watson. James Stillman Rockefeller, who married Nancy Carnegie, a grandniece of Andrew Carnegie. John Sterling Rockefeller, who married Paula Watjen. Almira Geraldine Rockefeller, who married M. Roy Jackson in 1929. After his death in 1944, she remarried in 1945 to Samuel Weston Scott, he was a member of the Union Club of the City of New York, the Union League Club, the Metropolitan Club, the University Club.

William Goodsell Rockefeller died of "double pneumonia" at his home, 292 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, on November 30, 1922, five months after his father. He was interred at the Rockefeller Mausoleum at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York. William Goodsell Rockefeller at Find a Grave

Dean Rosenthal

Dean Rosenthal is an American composer of instrumental and electronic music, sound installations, field recordings. His pieces have included field recordings, text scores, digital pastiche, instrumental works focussed on natural observations of properties in mathematics such as perfect tilings, graph theory, permutations, he has conducted and performed internationally since 1996. He is the composer of the ongoing international community experimental music work Stones/Water/Time/Breath, celebrated annually by Fête de la Musique in multiple cities across North America and Europe, he serves as co-editor of The Open Space Web Magazine and is a contributing editor to The Open Space Magazine. Most he has worked with Guggenheim Fellow David Parker's dance company The Bang Group on several works, including their collaboration Turing Tests, his music is associated with American composers Tom Johnson, John Cage, Wandelweiser and he has been commissioned to write or arrange his music by Barbara Galli, Morton Subotnick, the Flexible Orchestra, the Washington Square Winds, others.

His own music, was released as part of a compilation of postminimalism in 2007 and he has contributed to recording projects on the Another Timbre and Motor Image labels of the music of Joseph Kudirka and Wandelweiser composer Manfred Werder. Our Gazes, a round for 2 voices that sets the poetry of American poet Henry Lyman is published in Rounds Unbound by Frog Peak Music, his music is performed and choreographed internationally in North America, South America, Europe and Australia, including performances at Stratford Circus in London, Incubator Arts Project, Brooklyn Museum, other prominent venues in New York City, Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen in Berlin, the Taipei Contemporary Art Center in Taiwan, elsewhere internationally in 23 countries. He lives on Martha's Vineyard; the Orderly Organ for organ Orderly Movements for oboe trio Ostinato Obbligato for piano The Name of the Street You Live On for piano Island electrocoustic Path for chamber orchestra Path for oboe or clarinet Stones/Water/Time/Breath Duplets for voice I Think So, Too for wind quintet Unconfirmed Report Perfect for... for violin Menemsha Village field recording/electronic Lullaby for piano Life Is What Happens, digital pastiche One for Karin for piano Our Gazes for two voices with text by Henry Lyman Ariel for string quartet or choir Sylvia Plath This Is My Message to the World for guitar and voice with text by Emily Dickinson In Just Spring… for two violin and voice with text by E. E. Cummings Songs from the Japanese for soprano and violin Embodied Naked for soprano or tenor, piano and cello einem with text by Elliot Wolfson Underpinnings for chamber orchestra based on a painting by Jasper Johns Your Fine Promises for soprano and piano with text by Fujiwara no Mototoshi translated by Kenneth Rexroth Portraits digital pastiche Ear Trainer electroacoustic Dean Rosenthal Website Stones/Water/Time/Breath Website Dean Rosenthal at Vox Novus Stones/Water*/Time/Breath and Black Waters Videos of "Stones/Water/Time/Breath" by British filmmaker Russell Craig Richardson Stones/Water/Time/Breath on The Journal of Wild Culture

The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun

The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun is an action video game developed by High Voltage Software and 1st Playable Productions and released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii consoles. The game is based on the Cartoon Network animated television series The Secret Saturdays created by Jay Stephens; the game begins as Fiskerton are watching Weird World. Argost introduces his show with a rambling about being afraid of the dark, he states that the Aztecs believe that we have burned through 4 suns and we live under a 5th sun or as he calls it the "Sun of the 8 Beasts". According to the Aztecs there will never be a sixth sun and closes with "Are you afraid of the dark NOW." Mere moments the Screens flash intruder alert and Drew tells Zak to stay but Doc asks that he helps check out the place. Using Cryptids that had broken into the facility a Cafre and Fiskerton to fight off some of Argost's minion's. Shortly thereafter Zak fights a Kingstie as a mini boss followed by Van Rook as the main boss.

Using the data Van Rook accessed, the Saturday's calculated that his buyer wanted information on Cryptids such as the Adaro. Upon arriving at the glacier, Zak is attacked by a mixture of Argost's men and Shoji Fuzen's men but used a Waheela to defeat them and used an Adaro to fight off Tatzelwurms and Komodo to help navigate difficult terrain. Upon completing the level, Zak is met by Munya who has broken off the horn from an either dead or unconscious Adaro. Next the family locates a strange totem that draws in Cryptids like a "super natural dog whistle" and locate 7 more worldwide and proceeds to collect the nearest one; the Saturdays go to a totem in the Amazon. After fighting off more men with the help of an Orange-Eyes and using Fiskerton to navigate difficult terrain, Argost kidnaps the Orange-Eyes. Zak tries to catch up with Argost to no avail. Back at the airship, Zak tries to convince his parents to go after Argost and the Orange Eyes, but Doc states that they have to beat Argost to the other Cryptids he's after.

Doc states that he's manage to retrieve more data from what Van Rook Stole and they all fall into 8 Geographic locals. This makes Zak believe this has something to do with the Sun of the 8 Beasts and they move on to the nearest area in the pattern. At an active volcano where the next beast, the burning man, is supposed to live and Drew tell Zak to stay put, but he goes in after Pietro "Piecemeal" Maltese scares off Fiskerton and Komodo. After fighting through the Cryptids in the volcano and Piecemeal, the volcano is about to erupt with Piecemeal stealing the Burning Man with the intention of eating him. Zak must run away with Zon. Zak spots a cameo of the Azazel, a goat-like cryptid. Zak tells his parents but when they asked where Zak learned about the Azazel, he stated that he was studying when he found it; the family goes to Egypt to pick it up after a series a mini-games which involves protecting the Azazel from the Blemyah. Doc Manages to Pick it up. Next the Saturday Family goes to China. Drew and Doc get caught up in studying the nearby temple and leaves Zak to look for the next Cryptid.

Curiously Zon and Komodo are once again put under the spell of a totem until Drew broke them out of it. Zak encounters the Wampus cat, Doyle, it is made clear that Fuzen's mind controlled minions are after its evidence by putting it in a cage repeatedly. After Doyle and Zak free the cat, Doc comes in to pick it up. Next the team arrive in an underwater city. Doc believes they have arrived first because there's no structural damage aside from salt water erosion. Through the use of a Morgawr and Orobon, they find the Con-Rit. Munya arrives on the scene and Zak uses the Con-rit to beat Munya; however the fight has broken the back of Zak swims to the surface with the Con-Rit. Doc analyzes a section of the Con-Rit's armor while Zak reveals that he swiped Munya's list of cryptids. For the oddest reason the list only details 7 of the 8 beasts; the only one left to go being a Kikiyaon with the word "Finster" mentioned. Zak suggests. Doyle states that if Finster does have the Kikiyaon it is in a research lab in the desert.

Through using the Cryptids in the lab and the Kikiyaon itself, Finster's men and Finster himself are defeated. After his defeat, Finster informs the family that he's sent the Kikiyaon to Argost; the Family goes back to base only to see Argost getting away with the Cryptids they rescued. They know Argost will suspect that it is in an Aztec temple. After fighting his way to the temple, Drew realizes too late. Argost locks Zak in an Aztec booby trap and takes his claw releases Zak into a Cryptid infested jungle intended to let the Cryptids finish him off but they fail; the family storms Weird World in a last-ditch effort to rescue the kidnapped Cryptids and Zak's claw. However, due to a booby trap triggered by Fiskerton, Zak is separated from his family. After solving over a dozen puzzles using cryptids living in and around Argost's mansion, Zak gets the Claw back just in time for a boss fight with Argost, which reveals that Argost has concentrated the seven cryptids powers into a large sun like sphere.

Zak is able to defeat Argost. Sadly he triggers a booby trap. Zak and Doyle are able to just narrowly retrieve the claw before the sun sphere detonates and everyone is rudely ejected from the mansion via another booby trap; the game ends with Argost optimi

David Dastmalchian

David Dastmalchian is an American actor. In Chicago, he received acclaim for lead roles in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie and Sam Shepard's Buried Child at Shattered Globe Theatre, he played Kurt in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, Murdoc in CBS's MacGyver, Abra Kadabra in The CW's The Flash. Dastmalchian was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Overland Park, where he attended Shawnee Mission South High School, he studied at The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is of Iranian, Italian and English descent. Prior to beginning his career as an actor, he suffered from a heroin addiction for five years before getting clean, he wrote about his experience in his screenplay Animals. Dastmalchian's feature film debut came in the late 2000s, as the Joker's deranged henchman Thomas Schiff, in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, his portrayal of Bob Taylor in Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners received strong reviews. Richard Corliss of Time called Dastmalchian's performance "excellent - chatty, modest with some subtle telltale psychopathy" and The Guardian's Paul MacInnes likened his introduction as a new suspect to Kevin Spacey's entrance in Seven.

In March 2014, Dastmalchian was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Courage in Storytelling at the South by Southwest Film Festival. He starred in the feature film Animals, directed by Collin Schiffli. Ashley Moreno of The Austin Chronicle credits Dastmalchian's screenplay with "present an authenticity lacking in films about drug abuse." Film Threat's Brian Tallerico sings the praises of Dastmalchian's breakout performance, noting his ability to "capture that sense of self-loathing that comes through in the body language of an addict without overselling it."Other feature film appearances include starring roles in the psychological thriller The Employer, the indie grindhouse hit Sushi Girl, the drama Cass, Girls Will Be Girls 2012, Saving Lincoln, Virgin Alexander and the Peyton Reed-helmed Marvel Studios film Ant-Man. Dastmalchian appeared in Michel Franco's Chronic, he has been on television as Simon on the Fox sci-fi series Almost Human episode "Simon Says", as a chess expert and murder suspect on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and as Oz Turner on the BBC series Intruders.

Other television appearances include the FX comedy The League, the Showtime series Ray Donovan, NBC's medical drama ER. Dastmalchian portrayed DC Comics villain Abra Kadabra in season 3 of The Flash, he returned for the Ant-Man sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp and will appear as Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad. David Dastmalchian on IMDb

Eugene Starikov

Yevgeni Starikov known as Eugene Starikov is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward for USL Championship club Indy Eleven. Starikov was born in Odessa, USSR and grew up in Huntington Beach, California where he played for Edison High School, San Diego Surf, Irvine Strikers, he transferred to Florida before his junior year, where he was the Pinellas County scoring champion twice and led the Palm Harbor University High School Hurricanes to a victory in the 2006 FHSAA 5A Championship. He spent two years at Stetson University and played one season for the Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League. Starikov was signed by Zenit in the Russian Premier League before the 2009 season. On March 17th, 2017, Starikov returned to the United States and signed for NASL side New York Cosmos. On February 6, 2018 Starikov joined the Indy Eleven of the United Soccer League. On January 7, 2011, Starikov was called up to the United States national team for a friendly game against Chile.

As of March 30, 2019

Smith Estate (Los Angeles)

The Smith Estate known as El Mio, is a historic Victorian house perched on a hilltop in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles, California. The street, El Mio, is named after the house, how the Smith family referred to it during their residence. Built in 1887, the house was designed in the Queen Anne style by Abram M. Edelman, it has been the residence of a judge who wrote books on occultism, the head of the Los Angeles Railway, a deputy mayor. It has been declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the house was built for Judge David Patterson Hatch. While the National Register indicates the house was built in 1890, a newspaper article from July 1887 reported that the house was under construction:"The frame of Judge Hatch's $10,000 residence, to overlook the beautiful Highland Park when completed, has now been raised and the owner is pressing the workmen to their greatest endeavors to get it completed."Hatch became a judge in 1880 and gained fame presiding over the Perkins-Baldwin case—a breach of marriage promise case against Lucky Baldwin, a gold prospector who became one of the wealthiest men in Los Angeles and founded Santa Anita Park on his estate.

The jury awarded the plaintiff $75,000—at the time "the highest amount of damages in the history of the bar of California." In 1886, Hatch left the bench and became the senior member of the Los Angeles law firm of Hatch, Lloyd & Hunt. Hatch became known nationally as a writer on philosophy and the occult, with works including "Scientific Occultism", "The Twentieth Century Christ", "The Blood of the Gods", "Text Book of Christian Hermit Philosophers" and the novel "El Reschid"; when he died in 1912, the Times called him "a remarkable man", "exceptionally versed in the deep philosophies of life" and who had "obtained a deep knowledge of universal laws, although natural to himself, appeared as mysticism to those who had not followed his great mental strides." Though Judge Hatch was the original occupant, the house was acquired by Charles Warren Smith in the mid or late 1890s and remained in the Smith family until the early 1960s. For this reason it became known as the Smith Estate. Charles Smith was a railroad man, at various times the first vice president of the Atchison and Santa Fe Railway, the receiver of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad and the general manager of the Pasadena and Los Angeles Electric Railway Company.

In 1900, Henry Huntington named Smith, described as "an old-time employe of the Southern Pacific, having been with the road in its early days," as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Railway's streetcar lines. At the time of his retirement, the Los Angeles Times reported: "Manager Smith has earned a rest, if any one has, from years of arduous toil as the manager of great transportation properties." During the Smiths' occupancy, the home became known for its parties. In 1901, the Smiths held a Fourth of July party at the home, which the Los Angeles Times described as follows:"From 8:30 until 12 o'clock dancing was enjoyed at the home of Misses Smith; the music room was decorated with pepper boughs and roses and streamers of red and blue ribbon hung from the center chandelier to the sides of the room. Punch was served on the side veranda, decorated in roses." And in June 1904, Mrs. Smith hosted a Japanese tea at the house featuring Japanese music, tea served by Japanese girls, stereoscopic views of Japan, an address by a woman who had lived 12 years in Japan.

The tea was a fundraiser, the admission was 25 cents. One long-time Highland Park resident in the 1930s recalled the Smith house as one of the first in the area: "There were few homes in our section of Highland Park then; the C. W. Smith house which pointed an architectural finger from its hill top, a beacon for lost souls who traveled out that far... A few other dwellings there were, but these were the landmarks." The Smiths' son, Stanley Quay Smith, married Clara Maurer in 1911, lived at the house until his death at age 72 in 1958. According to his obituary, he had lived at the family's landmark home since 1895. Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Michael Gage bought the house in 1988 for $515,000. At the time, the Los Angeles Times noted that Gage was an ardent preservationist and he and his wife, had both fallen in love with the home; the Times noted that the house, built on a hilltop with four bedrooms and maids' quarters, had a view of Gage's office at Los Angeles City Hall." Gage was credited in the late 1980s with reviving the political pulse of Mayor Tom Bradley's administration.

As of 2008, the house had been owned for eleven years by Tim and Mari Parker. The Parkers have maintained the property in impeccable condition, it is one of the best-preserved Victorian homes in Los Angeles. In 1964, Jack Hill shot the horror comedy cult film Spider Baby at the Smith Estate. A short clip from the film showing a full view of the estate and the front porch can be viewed on In 2007, writer/director Hill recalled: "We did a documentary for the DVD where I went back to the house and showed where we shot this, where we shot that. Today, of course, it's been remodeled and people are living there and it'