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Lola's best years were in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, when it remained in the top 120 for 22 years (1890-1911). Best year: #99 in 1904. From the 1958 film version of the 1955 Broadway musical.
Coincidence, or a bow to the power of popular culture. Lola experienced an uptick in 1955 compared to 1954 (#339 vs. #368) and again in 1959 compared to 1958 (#438 vs. #459). The play opened in May 1955, and the movie was released in September 1958. And could the Kinks have been responsible for Lola's 25-point rise from 1970 (#818) to 1971 (#793)? Reached the top 10 in the fall of 1970.
This is where we should focus our concern.The distribution of the tax cuts proposed by the Governor isn’t our chief concern about how he would use the projected state surplus. We’re primarily concerned that Governor Walker’s plan ignores holes in the current budget, and creates a deeper hole in the next one – boosting the structural deficit in 2013-15 to $825 million. Stay informed. Sign up to receive emails from the Wisconsin Budget Project.
The Middle Country Public Library services the communities of Centereach, so named because of its central location on Long Island, and Selden. Centerreach (pop. 31,578) gained most of its population during the 1970s. Selden (pop. 19,851) is an exurb that boomed in the 1960s.
And thank you for all your past support of Republicans candidates. Walker urged employees at PDQ Manufacturing Inc. on Thursday to contact their legislators and lobby for tax cuts from a newly projected $912 million state budget surplus.
Don't you mean beta tasters? 'We have crossed $2,000,000 in revenue from over 20,000 customers, with more every day,' Rhinehart told me. 'International demand is really picking up as well.' This despite the fact that Soylent isn't technically on the market yet, and has thus far only been available to beta testers.
Probably a good thing that Rhinehart doesn't include green dye in his recipe.
Ready, set, go. “Google is showing that the Internet of Things is not a passing fad,” said Jason Johnson, the chief executive of August, a company that makes smart locks controlled by a smartphone app. “It is a legitimate industry, and I’m excited to see big companies taking it seriously.”
From the company's website.
Better order now if you're interested. The August Smart Lock will cost $199 when it becomes available spring of 2014. Ordering yours today will ensure that you are included in one of our early manufacturing batches
But at least he still has his boyish good looks.
Once a rising Republican star, mentioned as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney in 2012 and as an aspirant for his party’s 2016 presidential nomination, Mr. McDonnell has taken a spectacular fall since details of his relationship with Mr. Williams surfaced last spring.
Breaking into a well-established marketplace. “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking” helped introduce the Timex brand in the 1950s. It was meant to reassure potential customers that Timex watches, despite being priced below established brands like Bulova, Elgin and Longines, were sturdy, accurate and reliable.
The incident shown in the above YouTube video merited a mention Swayze's New York Times obituary (8/17/1995). In a memorable commercial that was broadcast live during the Steve Allen show in 1958, a watch was fastened to the propeller of an outboard motor and the motor was run in a tank of water. But when Mr. Swayze reached for the watch after the test, it was gone. Without missing a beat, he said that it was probably still ticking at the bottom of the tank.
According to this article in the Examiner, the Bristol City Council's Library Service is the third-oldest in England after Norwich, founded in 1608, and Ipswich, founded in 1612. For much of that time, it was a private, subscription library.
1874. Gail Borden dies. There is no specific mention of a library being started in this year. However, up until 1892, the citizens of Elgin were desperately seeking a building for the library which had barely survived for years in rented rooms in the downtown area.
1892. Samuel and Alfred Church, residents of Elgin and stepsons of Gail Borden, purchase Scofield Mansion and donate it to the City under the condition that it be forever and always known and called the Gail Borden Public Library.
Nearly 20 years of denials.But since 1995, the state Department of Natural Resources has blocked construction on Tebon’s lot, saying development could, among other things, endanger water quality in nearby Sturgeon Bay. A bill before the state Legislature would reverse that and give Tebon permission to fill in the wetland and build the house, which he plans to sell. The parcel already has a curb and gutter and comes with a boat slip at the nearby marina. Here's how I see it. The Wisconsin State Assembly is a 99-member body. Apparently, Rep. Bies (R-Sister Bay), who is retiring at the end of this term, could not convince any of his Assembly colleagues to sign on as co-sponsors of AB602. I'd be surprised if this bill went anywhere.
For example. Take the Jewel Suite by Martin Katz at the New York Palace, one of two recently opened specialty suites. The three-story, 5,000-square-foot space — a sort of penthouse Versailles — itself resembles a jewel box, albeit one with its own private elevator and views of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
Matheussen allowed the agency he led to distribute a shitload (yeah, I'm summarizing in my own words here) of loans and grants, usually with little or no documentation required, And as time went on, the emphasis focused on grants. (See pages 57-58.) Not too good for the Authority's bottom line, as you can well imagine.
It's probably best to hold your nose as your read the entire article. It's worth it!
Johnsrud ran in 2012 but lost the Democratic primary to Patrick Veeser by 30 votes. Veeser went on to give the incumbent, Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) a run for his money in the general election. Looks like this race could be competitive.
At best, you can call it back-handed support. Walker has had a mix of positions on the issue. He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last year that this would be the time to discuss it, with the next census not until 2020. He told the Wisconsin State Journal he would “probably” support the reform bill if it passed the Legislature. And he told the Beloit Daily News in October that he wasn’t opposed to a public hearing but wouldn’t push it.
What would Robin Vos say? We urge him to include it, in the interest of democracy and fair play. Legislative leaders and Assembly and Senate committee chairs have made it clear they are unwilling to allow reform proposals even to be discussed. But a direct request from Governor Walker almost certainly would change that dynamic and break the deadlock so redistricting changes at least could be fully and openly debated.
Here is what's being proposed. Two proposals — Assembly Bill 185 and Senate Bill 163 — would change the way the state draws voting boundaries based on the Iowa model. The bills call for a nonpartisan commission of the Legislative Reference Bureau to draw the maps without regard to where incumbents live and with compact and contiguous districts that follow ward boundaries. (AB185 and SB163 are one and the same. Of the 47 legislative co-sponsors, only 1, Dale Schultz, is a Republican.)
La Crosse Tribune, 1/19/2014 Our view: Walker must lead on redistricting. Easy to say, perhaps, knowing that your colleagues in both houses of the legislature won't move it forward. Walker last year told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that now is the time to discuss nonpartisan redistricting. He also told the Wisconsin State Journal that he would “probably” support Iowa-style redistricting if such a proposal reached his desk
It this feature really necessary?Without setting foot in the door, a person headed home could turn off the security system and turn on the shower, and begin preheating the oven.
Let's assume this technology is currently available? What would California officials say?
moderate to exceptional drought covers 34.4% of the contiguous United States, up from 33/2% last week.
"Smart" products designed for an upscale market. One challenge is that a connected home is expensive to set up. For now, at least, “smart” products cost several times more than their traditional counterparts. For example, the Nest smoke and carbon monoxide detector costs $129, while many typical detectors cost $40 or less. Nest has estimated that its $249 thermostat, its most popular product, is in less than 1 percent of households. (Excerpted from the Times article.]
Excerpt: In the last year or so, a number of prominent people have stepped forward to share stories of how they were blindsided by jarring revelations about their loved ones after they died. Their stories share a common theme — call it secrets from the grave — that is all the more surprising when set against the recent debate about the loss of privacy in our lives.
Reduced to gnat-like status in the Assembly. Kleefisch’s comp-time measure, introduced Jan. 9, was referred to the Assembly Labor Committee, chaired by state Rep. Daniel Knodl, R-Germantown. But Knodl spokesman Mark Austinson said Friday that Knodl wasn’t interested in the measure right now.
Also in the picture..... Sophia Spiridon Prodromou's daughter Mary is the same age as Sophia's brother Dean. Mary and Dean are graduates of the Warren Area High School class of 1970 and grew up living next door to one another.
A top 10 hit around the time the class of '47 graduated.
Takes one in the shins.Charles Atlas might have been one of America's most famous musclemen, ably taking on bullies who kicked sand in his face at the beach. But this week, a federal judge treated his company like a 97-pound weakling and threw it out of court.
More about Charles Charles Atlas: Muscle Man.
How the original 97-pound-weakling transformed himself and brought physical fitness to the masses
. (Smithsonian, August 2009)
Calling all amateur archaeologists. Near Sacramento, the Folsom Lake reservoir’s level has fallen so much that remnants of a Gold Rush-era ghost town are now visible. The San Juan Water District, which serves communities near Sacramento and relies on water from Folsom Lake, has asked customers to reduce their water usage by 20 percent and in some areas cease all outdoor watering.