Winfield Scott Stratton was an American prospector and philanthropist. He discovered the Independence Lode near Victor, Colorado on July 4, 1891, became the Cripple Creek Mining District's first millionaire in 1894, he provided to build buildings, improve the street car system, build the first professional ball park, provided funds to people in need. On July 22, 1848, Stratton was born in Indiana. Stratton's parents were Myron Stratton. Stratton is a descendant from the Connecticut line of the Stratton family. Stratton's mother had twelve children, of four boys, he is said to be the only one who lived beyond childhood. In 1860, Mary and Myron had 9 nine children aged from 22 years to 6 months of age: Diantha, Anna, Mary, Luella and Ada. Stratton was the only male child at that time. Stratton learned carpentry in his father's shipyards. After he moved to Colorado, he studied geology at Colorado College and studied metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines in 1874. In August 1872, Stratton worked as a carpenter for $3 a day in Colorado area.
Stratton was a member of the Carpenter's Union. Stratton built furniture and built homes during the winter, including his work on the house of Helen Hunt Jackson and the McAllister House. In 1874, he began prospecting for silver in the summers, he was unsuccessful in San Juan County, but he started prospecting in the Cripple Creek Mining District and located the Martha Washington mine, which he sold for $80,000. Stratton filed a claim for the Independence mine in Cripple Creek, Colorado on July 4, 1891, he used the money from the sale of the Martha Washington mine to work the Independence Mine. He found a gold vein close to the surface worth $3 million in 1893, he early an average of $1 million each year until 1899, which made him the first millionaire of the Cripple Creek Gold Rush. In 1899, Stratton sold Independence mine for $11 million. Stratton had an interest in the Portland mine. Stratton invested in real estate in Colorado, he provided the land to build the Colorado Springs City Hall, Mining Exchange building, Post Office and Federal Courthouse in Colorado Springs.
He donated the money for the construction of the El Paso County Courthouse, now the Pioneer Museum. He paid for the construction of the Independence Building, he bought the streetcar system that became the Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway and spent $2 million improving it so that it had 36 miles of tracks and 56 cars. The line ended in the southwest park of Colorado Springs at Stratton Park, which Stratton donated to the city; the Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway became one of the best streetcar systems in the country. The Colorado Springs Millionaires played at the city's first professional baseball stadium, built by Statton, it was located at the corner of South Tejon. He donated the money in his estate for the Myron Stratton Home. Mr. Stratton had done for this city and the Cripple Creek district much what Mr. Tabor had earlier done for Denver, his wise and public-spirited use of the money have entitled him to a place in the public remembrance which will endure for many years. He gave money to prospectors or others in need and he paid for schooling for a teen, a talented violinist and provided all the laundresses in the town with bicycles.
After the Cripple Creek fire of 1896, Stratton paid for food and shelter for many left homeless by the fire. He is said to have written a check for $5,000 to "Crazy Bob" Womack, the prospector who first discovered gold at Cripple, but was down on his luck, he gave $20,000 to Horace A. W. Tabor. Stratton lived, he did not seem to have long-lasting relationships with women until he had a short marriage with Zeurah Stewart. She became pregnant before their marriage in 1876. Stratton did not believe that the baby was his child and was angry and jealous, she returned to her family and the marriage ended. He had a housekeeper for many years named Eliza, she was called the "suffering but faithful housekeeper Eliza" in the Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West book. He became eccentric, he drank and read a great deal, but had guests or went out socially. Stratton was fond of a quote by William Henry Channing, 19th-century religious thinker and part of the Transcendental movement: To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, refinement rather than fashion.
This is to be my symphony. Stratton lived at 115 N. Weber St. in Colorado Springs. He had failing health due to cirrhosis of the diabetes. By the time he was 43, he was tall and frail with silky white hair, his personal physician Dr. D. H. Rice traveled with him on long journeys because of his poor health, he died at his home on September 1902 at 54 years of age. His body was visited by more than 8,600 people at the Mining Exchange Building the day before he was buried in southeastern Colorado Springs at Evergreen Cemetery; when he died, most of his estate went towards the creation and maintenance of the Myron Stratton Home. He did, though leave $50,000 each to his son, Harry Stratton of Toulon and other relatives. Stratton left the bulk of his estate for the establishment of the Myron Stratton Home, for "the
Mitch O'Farrell is an American politician and member of the Los Angeles City Council representing the 13th district. O'Farrell was elected on May 21, 2013 to succeed outgoing incumbent Eric Garcetti, the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. O'Farrell was raised in Oklahoma, a suburb south of Oklahoma City, he first moved to Los Angeles where he became a cruise ship dancer traveling the world and ending up working as a dancer in a casino in the Bahamas. He moved back to Los Angeles in the 1990s, settling in Glassell Park, he started volunteering for his neighborhood. Eric Garcetti was running for City Council and he did some volunteer work for him, he was elected President of the Glassell Park Improvement Association and helped form the Neighborhood Council. In 2002, he was hired by then-Councilmember Garcetti to work in his office, he stayed for ten years. He was a field deputy deputy director district director and senior advisor. O'Farrell is one of two serving gay members of the Los Angeles City Council.
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Chad Randall Barrett is a retired American soccer player who last played as a forward. Born in San Diego, Barrett played two seasons of college soccer at UCLA, led the team in assists his second year, he chose to forgo the rest of his college career, signing a Generation adidas contract with MLS. He played Club Soccer for Westside Metros in Beaverton Oregon. Chicago Fire drafted Barrett with the third overall pick of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, he established himself as a starter for the Fire during the 2007 season, scoring seven goals, he scored a key goal in the Fire's win at D. C. United in the first round of the playoffs. Barrett is known for his workman-like play. In his three seasons with Chicago, he led the team in goals two years, was second the other. Not known for a great first touch, his industrious play resulted in eighteen league goals in his time in Chicago where the more heralded Calen Carr failed to impress. With the Chicago Fire, Barrett won the 2006 Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup. On April 12, 2008, Barrett led Chicago Fire over San Jose Earthquakes 1–0 in front of 20,038 fans at the Earthquakes home opener at McAfee Coliseum.
Barrett tallied the game-winning goal in the ninth minute, while Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch recorded eight saves in his second shutout of the season. He, along with a first-round pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money, was traded to Toronto FC on July 25, 2008, in exchange for the rights to Brian McBride. Barrett signed a 4-year contract extension with Toronto FC on September 1, 2008. On April 28, 2010, Barrett scored his first goal of the 2010 season, the second goal in a 2–0 win over Montreal Impact during the opening game of the 2010 Canadian Championship On May 8, 2010, Barrett added his first league goals of the season, scoring a pair in Toronto's 4–1 win over his former team Chicago Fire. In the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round tie against C. D. Motagua, Barrett scored two goals, helping Toronto F. C. to a 3–2 aggregate win. Barrett was traded to LA Galaxy on January 2011 in exchange for future considerations. On October 2, 2011, Barrett scored his 40th career goal in a 2–1 over Real Salt Lake.
This goal placed Barrett in the top 50 MLS scorers of all-time. After a brief trial, Barrett was loaned to Norwegian club Vålerenga on July 30, 2012. Los Angeles declined Barrett's contract option for 2013 and he elected to enter the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft. On December 14, 2012, Barrett was selected in stage two of the draft by New England Revolution with the number 4 overall pick, he officially signed a deal with the club on February 11, 2013. On December 18, 2013, Barrett was picked up in the second stage of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft by Seattle Sounders FC. On March 8, 2014, in the Sounders season opener against Sporting KC, Barrett scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time with the game ending 1-0. On December 28, 2015, Barrett signed with San Jose Earthquakes as a free agent. On January 23, 2017, Barrett signed with Real Salt Lake as a free agent, his option was declined at the end of the 2017 season. He announced his retirement as an active player on his Instagram account on September 25, 2018.
Barrett has played for various youth United States national teams. He was a key player on the Under-20 team at the 2005 World Youth Championship and was named to the U-23 men's national team for 2008 Olympic qualifying, he made his debut for the United States men's national soccer team on June 22, 2008, coming on as a second-half substitute in a World Cup qualifier against Barbados. Whilst recovering from injury Barrett and teammate David Horst would do live radio shows entitled'the horse, the bear and the lion' which would be streamed on the RSL Facebook page, he commentates on MLS matches for ESPN700 Sports in Salt Lake. U. S. Open Cup: 2006 Canadian Championship: 2009, 2010 MLS Cup: 2011 Supporters' Shield: 2011 Western Conference: 2011 Supporters' Shield: 2014 U. S. Open Cup: 2014 Chad Barrett at Major League Soccer Chad Barrett at National-Football-Teams.com
The Nassau Herald is a weekly newspaper serving the Five Towns communities of Nassau County – Lawrence, Hewlett, Cedarhurst and Atlantic Beach. It is part of the Long Island Herald newspaper chain, which includes The Jewish Star and The Oyster Bay Guardian is owned by Richner Communications, covers Nassau County, New York; the paper was based out of Lawrence, New York. After the offices were destroyed by a fire in 2004, the newspaper moved into offices in Garden City, New York with the other Long Island Herald newspapers. Published every Thursday with a daily online presence, The Herald is sold for $1.00 at newsstands. The Herald newspapers are members of the New York Press Association. Nassau Herald Long Island Herald newspapers
Richland Springs is a town in San Saba County in western Central Texas. The population was 338 at the 2010 census. Richland Springs is located at 31°16′13″N 98°56′44″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles, all of it land. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Richland Springs has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, 350 people, 147 households, 99 families resided in the town. The population density was 348.6 people per square mile. The 182 housing units averaged 181.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.00% White, 0.29% African American, 0.86% Native American, 1.71% from other races, 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 14.29% of the population. Of the 147 households, 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.0% were not families.
About 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94. The population was distributed as 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males. The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $18,750 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,691. About 9.1% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. The Town of Richland Springs is served by the Richland Springs Independent School District; the district has one campus, Richland Springs ISD, that serves students in grades kindergarten through 12.
The Richland Springs Coyotes have appeared in 10 Texas state six-man football championships and have won nine of them
Anabolic steroids known more properly as anabolic–androgenic steroids, are steroidal androgens that include natural androgens like testosterone as well as synthetic androgens that are structurally related and have similar effects to testosterone. They are anabolic and increase protein within cells in skeletal muscles, have varying degrees of androgenic and virilizing effects, including induction of the development and maintenance of masculine secondary sexual characteristics such as the growth of facial and body hair; the word anabolic, referring to anabolism, comes from the Greek ἀναβολή anabole, "that, thrown up, mound". Androgens or AAS are one of three types of sex hormone agonists, the others being estrogens like estradiol and progestogens like progesterone. AAS were synthesized in the 1930s, are now used therapeutically in medicine to stimulate muscle growth and appetite, induce male puberty and treat chronic wasting conditions, such as cancer and AIDS; the American College of Sports Medicine acknowledges that AAS, in the presence of adequate diet, can contribute to increases in body weight as lean mass increases and that the gains in muscular strength achieved through high-intensity exercise and proper diet can be additionally increased by the use of AAS in some individuals.
Health risks can be produced by long-term use or excessive doses of AAS. These effects include harmful changes in cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, liver damage, dangerous changes in the structure of the left ventricle of the heart; these risks are further increased when, as they do, athletes take steroids alongside other drugs, causing more damage to their bodies. The effect of anabolic steroids on the heart can cause myocardial strokes. Conditions pertaining to hormonal imbalances such as gynecomastia and testicular size reduction may be caused by AAS. In women and children, AAS can cause irreversible masculinization. Ergogenic uses for AAS in sports and bodybuilding as performance-enhancing drugs are controversial because of their adverse effects and the potential to gain unfair advantage in physical competitions, their use is referred to as doping and banned by most major sporting bodies. Athletes have been looking for drugs to enhance their athletic abilities since the Olympics started in Ancient Greece.
For many years, AAS have been by far the most detected doping substances in IOC-accredited laboratories. In countries where AAS are controlled substances, there is a black market in which smuggled, clandestinely manufactured or counterfeit drugs are sold to users. Since the discovery and synthesis of testosterone in the 1930s, AAS have been used by physicians for many purposes, with varying degrees of success; these can broadly be grouped into anabolic and other uses. Bone marrow stimulation: For decades, AAS were the mainstay of therapy for hypoplastic anemias due to leukemia, kidney failure or aplastic anemia. Growth stimulation: AAS can be used by pediatric endocrinologists to treat children with growth failure. However, the availability of synthetic growth hormone, which has fewer side effects, makes this a secondary treatment. Stimulation of appetite and preservation and increase of muscle mass: AAS have been given to people with chronic wasting conditions such as cancer and AIDS. Stimulation of lean body mass and prevention of bone loss in elderly men, as some studies indicate.
However, a 2006 placebo-controlled trial of low-dose testosterone supplementation in elderly men with low levels of testosterone found no benefit on body composition, physical performance, insulin sensitivity, or quality of life. Prevention or treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Nandrolone decanoate is approved for this use. Although they have been indicated for this indication, AAS saw little use for this purpose due to their virilizing side effects. Aiding weight gain following surgery or physical trauma, during chronic infection, or in the context of unexplained weight loss. Counteracting the catabolic effect of long-term corticosteroid therapy. Oxandrolone improves both short-term and long-term outcomes in people recovering from severe burns and is well-established as a safe treatment for this indication. Treatment of idiopathic short stature, hereditary angioedema, alcoholic hepatitis, hypogonadism. Methyltestosterone is used in the treatment of delayed puberty, hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction in males, in low doses to treat menopausal symptoms, postpartum breast pain and engorgement, breast cancer in women.
Androgen replacement therapy for men with low levels of testosterone. Induction of male puberty: Androgens are given to many boys distressed about extreme delay of puberty. Testosterone is now nearly the only androgen used for this purpose and has been shown to increase height and fat-free mass in boys with delayed puberty. Masculinizing hormone therapy for transgender men, other transmasculine people, intersex people, by producing masculine secondary sexual characteristics such as a voice deepening, increased bone and muscle mass, masculine fat distribution and body hair, clitoral enlargement, as well as mental changes such as alleviation of gender dysphoria and increased sex drive. Treatment of breast cancer in women, although they are now rarely used for this purpose due to their marked virilizing side effects. In low doses as a component of hormone therapy for postmenopausal and transgender women, for instance to increase energy, well-being and qualit