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Williamston, South Carolina

Williamston is a town in Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 3,934 at the 2010 census. Williamston is located in northeastern Anderson County at 34°37′4″N 82°28′45″W; the twin towns of Pelzer and West Pelzer are 2 miles to the north. Anderson, the county seat, is 15 miles to the southwest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles, of which 3.6 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 1.01%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,791 people, 1,590 households, 1,090 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,056.2 people per square mile. There were 1,762 housing units at an average density of 490.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 80.80% White, 17.67% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.66% from other races, 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population. There were 1,590 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families.

28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91. In the town, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $31,458, the median income for a family was $37,679. Males had a median income of $30,585 versus $21,771 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,085. About 9.4% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over. Public schools in the Pelzer/Williamston/West Pelzer area are administered by Anderson District One; the public elementary schools in Anderson district one are Cedar Grove Elementary, Powdersville Elementary, Concrete Primary, Spearman Elementary, Hunt Meadows Elementary, West Pelzer Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Wren Elementary.

The Middle schools are Palmetto Middle, Wren Middle, Powdersville Middle. High schools are. Willimaston has a branch of the Anderson County Library System. Town of Williamston official website The Journal, Williamston's newspaper PelzerWilliamston.com, local information Anderson School District One

They Call Me Bruce?

For the Bruce Campbell 2006 film see My Name is Bruce. They Call Me Bruce? is a 1982 American comedy action film directed by Elliott Hong, written by David B. Randolph, starring Johnny Yune and Margaux Hemingway; the film was followed by a sequel, They Still Call Me Bruce, which starred Johnny Yune. The film opens with a young boy running to meet his grandfather; the young boy sadly explains that he could not find the medicine required to cure his grandfather's ailment and wonders aloud who will take care of him after his grandfather dies. His dying grandfather attempts to reassure the young boy, explains that he should go to America, he further explains that when he was younger and working as a merchant marine, he met "the most beautiful girl" in America, tells the young boy that if he goes there, she will take good care of him. As the young boy is asking how to find her, his grandfather dies and the film fades to black; when it fades back in, quite some time has passed and the young boy, now an adult, has arrived in America and has begun working as a chef, catering to some gangsters in California.

The gangsters, who call the man "Bruce" for his resemblance to the famed martial artist, Bruce Lee, are having trouble keeping their "boss of bosses" happy, are trying to come up with the perfect solution to distributing cocaine to all of their clients throughout the United States. Some previous attempts at moving the drug have resulted in busts, the boss of bosses is not happy. Through a series of misunderstandings, Bruce makes it into the local newspaper as a hero, having thwarted an attempted robbery at the local market. Bruce's boss, Lil Pete, sees the newspaper and devises a plan putting Bruce in control of moving the cocaine across the country, using Freddy, a stooge associated with the drug lords, as Bruce's limousine chauffeur, he convinces Bruce that he should drive to New York, not fly, as flying would rob him of seeing the beautiful countryside. Bruce agrees and the rest of the movie follows an unknowing Bruce delivering what he thinks to be flour to associates of the gangsters across the country, the interactions he has with the people on this trip.

The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Film Ventures International and Canada in November 1982. Despite never being in more than 325 theaters, the film was a surprise success and grossed $16,894,678 at the box office. A DVD of the film was released on April 29, 2003 with some minor changes. Various scenes were cut in order to adhere to the standards of a PG rating, one of, the removal of a short scene of nudity involving a woman disrobing while Bruce is in a hot tub. A 25th Anniversary DVD edition of They Call Me Bruce was released on June 30th, 2009 by Liberation Entertainment; the film is a high quality transfer from a newly discovered 35mm print, which the studio calls "pristine," and restored the scenes which were cut from the original DVD release. They Call Me Bruce? on IMDb They Call Me Bruce? at Rotten Tomatoes

Matei BalÈ™

Matei G. Balș was a Romanian bacteriologist, he was born in Bucharest into the boyar Balș family. His paternal grandmother was a sister of Dimitrie A. Sturdza. Brătianu, his maternal grandfather was Alexandru B. Știrbei, he was a direct descendant of Constantin Brâncoveanu. He graduated from the medical faculty of Bucharest University in 1930. After a bacteriology internship at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, he returned home to collaborate with his uncle Ioan Cantacuzino, married to the sister of father; the two worked at the infectious disease hospital in Colentina. In 1942, while Romania was at war with the Soviet Union, he was the director of a hospital on the Eastern Front. After a communist regime was set up in 1947, he was allowed only a small team of collaborators, his teaching activity was affected; the regime was more tolerant of medical authorities with aristocratic origins than of their counterparts in other fields. From 1944 to 1952, Balș was instructor, rising to associate professor and full professor at what was now the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

He became dean of the Medical-Pharmaceutical Institute and of the specialization faculty for doctors and pharmacists, serving from 1962 to 1972. He established the discipline of clinical bacteriology in Romania, raising the profile of the country's research into infectious pathology, his research extended into virology. He was prolific as the head of a medical research team and teaching laboratories, he 35 abroad. In 1969, he became a titular member of the Academy of Medicine, he belonged to the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the New York Academy of Sciences. In 1999, Bucharest's infectious disease institute was named after Balș, he and his wife Lucia Cantacuzino had a daughter. His brother Alexandru, an engineer, died at Pitești prison

Gaz (candy)

Gaz is an Iranian nougat originated in Isfahan. It is known as Persian Nougat in American and European countries; the Persian word Gaz is associated with gaz-angebin which translates to'Honey of Gaz', in reference to a species of Tamarisk, T. gallica, native to the Zagros mountain range located to the west of Isfahan. Gaz is one of the most popular souvenirs of Isfahan; the raw material for this famous sweet is manna, obtained around the city. The history of making Gaz in Isfahan backs to 450 years ago, made in the different types of flour, including pistachios and chocolate in traditional and industrial workshops. Gaz manna is the root of a plant, called bush or Gaz tree; the height of this mountain tree reaches a height of two meters and it grows in good weather in the mountains of Bakhtiari and Khansar. The product of this tree becomes ready to harvest in the late summer and the shiny and yellow grains come out in the stems like millet. At this time, the owners of the trees must harvest them before the autumnal rains.

The sweet, milky honey found on the Gaz plant is associated with manna, a food mentioned in the religious texts of the Abrahamic religions. The sticky white substance is formed from honeydew, exuded from the anus of the nymph of a psyllid insect, either Cyamophila astragalicola or C. dicora, in its final instar, which live on plants of Astragalus adscendens, is collected annually and is combined with other ingredients including pistachio or almond kernels and egg white. Modern versions of gaz may not contain gaz of Khansar and may use sugar and corn syrup as substitutes for psyllid manna; the traditional way to serve gaz is in round pieces that are about 2 inches in diameter and up to 1/2-inch thick. A modern presentation is to serve the nougat cut into smaller rectangles. Depending on the ingredients mixed in, gaz can have a subtle rose flavor, a nutty taste, or a savory and pungent profile, it can be white. Celebrations such as Nowruz, the Persian New Year, feature gaz. During the Nowruz holiday and friends visit each other's homes and the host offers fruits and sweets to their guests.

Served with sherbet or tea, gaz is a favorite delicacy and a much-appreciated gift as it helps to ensure that a household will have ample snacks to serve all holiday visitors. Turrón Divinity

Bishop Scott Academy

Bishop Scott Academy was a school located in Portland in the U. S. state of Oregon. Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, the school was named for the Bishop Thomas Fielding Scott; the school opened in 1870 to educate young men in good citizenship and prepare them to enter the ministry. A military department was added to the school before the academy closed in 1904; the school organized the first American football team and held the first football game in the Pacific Northwest in 1889. The academy was related to an earlier attempt by Scott to found a diocesan school; the Reverend William Richmond had started a school at Yamhill in 1852. Bishop Scott moved Richmond's school to present-day Lake Oswego, where Scott had purchased 70 acres that included a school building dating to 1850. Here Scott established the Diocesan School for Boys. Bernard Cornelius, a graduate of Trinity College, was appointed in 1856 by Scott as principal over 17 boarders. A primary department opened in 1858, the school was renamed Trinity School for Boys.

The school offered "both religious and secular education". Cornelius resigned in 1860, the school closed for two years. In 1862 it reopened under leadership of the Reverend Michael Fackler. Although Cornelius returned to the reigns in 1863, he could not halt declining enrollment. Trinity school closed in 1866 and the trustees sold the property. Funds and property were provided to Scott's successor, Bishop B. Wistar Morris, to establish another school, but located in Oregon; the land comprised 38 city lots along 19th Street, between Everett Streets in Portland. The donors were his sister, Mrs. Caroline Couch. Morris laid the cornerstone on July 5, 1870; the newly completed Bishop Scott Grammar and Divinity School opened as a boarding and day-school for boys on September 6, 1870, under principal Charles H. Allen. Comprising three storeys above a basement, the building housed 2 classrooms, recitation rooms, a parlour, library, 16 rooms for boarders, a suite for the principal and his family, its own chapel, called Saint Timothy's.

Although the total costs amounted to $15,000, no debt remained. A year after opening the school had a new head master: Professor R. W. Laing, M. A. L. L. D. Assisted by the Reverend George Burton. By 1873 the property was valued at $30,000, after the addition of the chapel, school rooms, the dormitory. Costs were defrayed from tuition fees of $150 per annum, interest from an $7,000 endowment—the proceeds from the sale of the Oswego property. Eighty pupils attended school, thirteen down from the previous year, drawn from Oregon, California, Utah and British Columbia; the faculty comprised three teachers: Junior Master, William M. Barker; as chaplain, Burton conducted services "in the large schoolroom of the Grammar School" at 10.30am, Sunday School at 2pm in August. At the start of Christmas Term on 1 September, Rev. Burton, now rector of Trinity Parish, was ensconced as head master; as it had been since 1870, the school was still administered directly by Bishop Morris. Subjects included modern languages, singing, drawing and penmanship.

Oregon's superintendent of education found that the grammar school's "philosophical and chemical apparatus unsurpassed in the State", mentioned that the school library contained 1,500 books. The school had replaced all its faculty by 1874, added women to the staff for the first time. Laing and Barker continued, alongside the new head master and chaplain, Rev. D'Estaing Jennings, M. A. Miss I. A. Buss was added as "Preceptress", Matron Maria Emery had been appointed. A military tone was introduced, in the form of Drill Master R. R. Anderson and the organization of the Bishop Scott Cadets. Drilling was viewed not only as a form of exercise. On 8 November 1877 the grammar school was damaged by fire. Before fire destroyed the library and equipment, the enrollment stood at 43 day pupils and 40 boarders. Joseph Wood Hill was the new principal when the rebuilt school opened on the same premises in September 1878. Burton had been deposed by Bishop Morris in May that year; the new building was smaller than the one it replaced, although "admirable" and "of superior architectural character", to fit in with the homes in the surrounding area.

Hill was a native of Westport, having attained a BA from Yale University earlier in 1878. He had responded to an address. Noah Porter, Yale's president, recommended Hill for his character, teaching experience, maturity. After his appointment, Hill studied medicine at Willamette University's College of Medicine in Portland, graduating as a MD in 1881. At college he rowed, became a member of the Gamma Nu fraternity. Only five boarding pupils attended the school at the start, there were "less than twenty pupils, all told". Hill leased the school building from the bishop, from the board of trustees, appointed when Oregon became a separate diocese in 1889. Echoing the beliefs of Bishop Scott in the value of private over public education, Hill modelled the school after the private boarding schools on the east coast, like the one that he himself had attended, he filled the initial faculty vacancies with Yale graduates, such as John W. Gavin and English teacher Allan Elsworth. At the same time he did subsidize from his own pocket those students for whom the $300 annual fees were a hardship.

Hill spent his vacations visiting exemplary private schools throughout the United States, became convinced that military discipline was essential for the Academy. In 1886, he declared that pupils sho

Alimorad Farshchian

Alimorad Farshchian is an Iranian-born American medical doctor, medical author and humanitarian in Miami, Florida. He is director of The Center for Regenerative Medicine, which he founded in 2000 in order to pursue pioneering regimens in the treatment of arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, he coined the term "orthopedic regenerative medicine" to characterize his groundbreaking work. Since the center's creation, he has limited himself to non-surgical sports medicine. For the 2012 London Olympics, Farshchian served as consulting Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine physician for the Team USA track-and-field team. Farshchian earned his M. D. degree from Spartan Health Sciences University in St. Lucia in 1987; the following year, he joined the research staff at the State University of New York in NY, New York Research Foundation. He completed his internship at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine. In 1994, he relocated to Philadelphia and completed additional medical education in a program affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

He began his private medical practice in Hawaii in 1997. Two years he relocated to Miami. In 2000, he founded The Center for Regenerative Medicine, he received Board certification in 1997. He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Since July 2016, Farshchian has focused on developing innovative new treatments for major neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease. Parkinson' stem cells project is a non-invasive treatment he has developed uses the re-injection of stem cells taken from the patient. Preliminary research indicates the therapy can improve the debilitating symptoms caused by neurodegenerative diseases. Since 2011, Farshchian has integrated the use of T'ai chi and Qigong into his treatment plans for patients suffering from arthritis and sports injuries, his results have demonstrated the effectiveness of the additional, non-traditional therapies for many patients. Farshchian is best known on a worldwide basis for his treatment of pop superstar Michael Jackson from April 2001 until December 2003.

He treated Jackson for an ankle injury that hampered his ability to perform, but after a close personal friendship developed, Farshchian attempted to intervene and cure Jackson of his addiction to Demerol. Farshchian convinced Jackson and his family that an implant chip of the medication Naltrexone, which inhibits the effects of narcotics such as Demerol, could help the singer wean himself off Demerol; the treatment was successful. During his treatment, Jackson traveled multiple times to Miami, where he stayed in a private room created for him in Farshchian's garage. Farschian visited Jackson and his family at the celebrity's Neverland Ranch in Southern California. Jackson's use of the general anesthetic Propofol, administered by Dr. Conrad Murray led to his death on June 25, 2009. After Jackson's death, the Sheriff of Santa Maria, where Neverland Ranch was located, released to the public personal letters Farshchian had sent Jackson, pleading with him to fight his addiction to Demerol. One of the letters included a package.

In March 2003, Jackson and Farshchian zeroed in on the eight-story Victoria Medical Center, a health care condominium, located at 955 N. W. Third St. in the Little Havana area of Miami as a potential location for a planned ventilator hospital project called Michael Jackson international children's hospital. In the summer of 2017, inspired by Michael Jackson's Philanthropic work with Heal the World charity organization; this charity holds. Dr. Farshchian has stated in several interviews that this is his way of giving back to his community and continuing Michael Jackson's legacy. In 2004, Farshchian received the Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom. Since September 2016, Farshchian is engaged to singer/actress Elexis Ansley. Farshchian was married to Maria Barba, a Madison Avenue marketing executive and Addy award winner until December 2015, they have two children. Host of The Arthritis Show, the first TV series to chronicle the experiences of patients with chronic arthritis and sports injuries