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Sophie Marceau



Sophie Marceau (November 17, 1966) is a French Actor. Born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, at the age of 14 she played in the teenager movie La Boum (1980). Overnight, the film elevated her to teenage idol status in France and many other European countries. In 1983, she was honored with a Cesar Award, Frances equivalent of an Academy Award, for Most Promising Actress. Two years later the less funny but more sentimental sequel La Boum 2 (1982) free acrobat readerincreased her popularity further. At age 16 she played a more demanding role in Fort Saganne (1984), where her partners were Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve. The same year she played with Jean-Paul Belmondo in Joyeuses Pâques (1984). She showed her dramatic skills in films directed by her long-time companion, director Andrzej Zulawski: LAmour braque (1985), Mes acrobat downloadnuits sont plus belles que vos jours (1989), La Note bleue (1991) and La adobe acrobatFidélité (2000). Marceau rose to international stardom playing the part of Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson epic Braveheart (1995). Following this success, she appeared in A Midsummer Nights Dream (1999), and as a Bond girl in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999). Marceau wrote a semi-autobiographical novel Telling Lies (2001), and tried directing, as well. Making her directorial debut in a feature film, Sophie Marceau was awarded Best Director by the jury of the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival for her film Parlez-moi damour (Speak to Me of Love), starring Judith Godrèche. Prior to this, in 1995, she download adobe acrobat readerhad made a 9-minute short film, LAube à lenvers, which also starred her friend Godrèche.

Filmography:

A ce soir (2004)
Les Clefs de bagnole (aka The Car Keys) (2003)
Je reste (2003)
Alex and Emma (2003)
Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (aka Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre) (2001)
La Fidélité (Fidelity) (2000)
The World Is Not Enough (aka Pressure Point) (1999)
A Midsummer Nights Dream (1999)
Lost & Found (1999)
Firelight (1997)
Marquise (1997)
Anna Karenina (1997)
Al di là delle nuvole (aka Beyond the Clouds) (1995)
Braveheart (1995)
La Fille de dArtagnan (The Daughter of DArtagnan) (1994)
Fanfan (aka Fanfan & Alexandre) (1993)
La Note bleue (aka Blue Note) (1991)
Pour Sacha (aka For Sasha) (1991)
Pacific Palisades (1990)
Mes adobe acrobat free downloadnuits sont plus belles que vos jours (aka My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days) (1989)
Chouans (1988)
LÉtudiante (aka The Student) (1988)
Descente aux enfers osmarlexg(Descent Into ardan0fkHell) (1986)
Police (movie) (1985)
LAmour braque (1985)
Joyeuses Pâques (aka Happy Easter) (1984)
Fort Saganne adobe acrobat reader free download(1984)
La Boum 2 (1982)
La Boum (aka The Party) (1980)

Irish general election, 1977



The election for the Government of the 21st Dáil was held on June 16, 1977.

Results

Party
Leader Seats Loss/Gain Dáil Seats (%)
Fianna Fáil Jack Lynch 84 15 56.8
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 43 11 29.1
Irish Labour Party Brendan Corish 17 2 acrobat reader> 11.5
Others farnalla63g 4 2 2.7

Overview

The 1977 General Election was one of the most significant for Fianna Fáil in all its history. It resulted in the defeat of the ruling National Coalition of Fine Gael and the Irish Labour Party and the victory of Fianna Fáil. Jack Lynch became Taoiseach for the second time while the leaders adobe acrobat free downloadof Fine Gael and the Labour Party, Liam Cosgrave and Brendan Corish respectively, resigned as leaders of their political parties. Fine Gael and the Labour Party fought the election campaign as a team again. They hoped that their record alone would guarantee re-election, however, this was not the case. However, certain events including the resignation of Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh in 1976 and the redrawing of constituency boundaries would go against the coalition. Fianna Fáil ran a tightly controlled campaign. They promised big tax cuts and increased public spending. Jack Lynch toured the country in an American-style meet and greet of the electorate. Many commentators adobe acrobat readerhad predicted a return to power for the National Coalition, however, Fianna Fáil returned to government with a twenty-seat Dáil majority. It was and still remains the biggest Dáil majority ever achieved by a single party.

First time TDs

Bertie Ahern
Síle de Valera
Martin ODonoghue
Charlie McCreevy
Jim Mitchell
Albert Reynolds
Joe acrobat reader free downloadWalsh (Irish politician)
Michael adobe acrobat downloadWoods

Retiring TDs

Justin Keating
Conor Cruise eleanor53xsOBrien

By-Elections

November 7, 1979: In adobe acrobatCork City the Irish Labour Party loses its seat to Fine Gael. On the same day in Cork Fianna Fáil loses one of its seats to Fine Gael.
November 23, 1983: Following the death of Joseph Brennan (Irish politician), Clem Coughlan retains the seat for Fianna Fáil in Donegal.

Morphing



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Michael Dukakis



Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American Democrat politician and former presidential candidate, born in Brookline, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, to Greece-immigrant parents.

Early Career

Dukakis graduated from Swarthmore College in 1955, served in the United States Army, and then received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1960. Dukakis was first elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1974, defeating the incumbent Republican, Francis W. Sargent, during a period of fiscal crisis. Dukakis won in part by pledging not to increase the states sales tax to balance the state budget, but did so soon after taking office. He gained some notoriety as the only person in the state Government who went to work during the great Blizzard of 1978. During the storm, he went into local TV studios in a sweater to announce emergency bulletins. However this performance did not prove enough to offset a backlash against the states high sales and property tax rates, which turned out to be the predominant issue in the 1978 gubernatorial campaign. Dukakis lost his re-election bid to Edward J. King in the United States Democratic Party primary, as King rode the wave against high property taxes along with the passing of a binding petition on the state ballot that limited property tax rates to 2 1/2% of the property valuation. Dukakis defeated King 4 years later in a re-match in the United States Democratic Party primary, and easily defeated his Republican opponent in the November election. Dukakis served as Governor again from 1983 until 1990, during which time he presided over a high-tech boom and a period of prosperity in Massachusetts. Residents of the city of Boston and its surrounding areas remember him for the improvements he made to Bostons mass transit system, especially major renovations to the citys underground trains. He was known as the only governor who rode the subway to the state capitol every day.

Presidential Candidate

Using the so-called Massachusetts Miracle as his platform, Dukakis sought the United States Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States in the U.S. presidential election, 1988, prevailing over a primary field which included Jesse Jackson, Richard Gephardt, Gary Hart and Albert Gore, among others, thanks mainly to the brilliance of John Sasso, his campaign manager. During the general election campaign, Vice President George H. W. Bush, the Republican nominee, launched several attacks on Dukakis for what Bush presented as extremely liberal positions on most issues. These included Dukakiss statement during the primary season that he was a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, his veto of legislation requiring public school teachers to lead Student in the Pledge of Allegiance, and his opposition to the resumption of capital punishment in the United States.

Views on capital punishment

The issue of capital punishment came up at the October 13, 1988 debate between the two presidential nominees. Bernard Shaw (CNN), the moderator of the debate, asked Dukakis, Governor, if Katharine D. Dukakis his wife were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer? Dukakis replied cooly, No, I dont, and I think you know that Ive opposed the death penalty during all of my life. The reply was sincere and well-put, but Dukakis answer lacked the emotion needed for a question in which he was forced to consider his wifes death. Many believe that this gaffe in part cost Dukakis the election. Other commentators felt the question itself was unfair in that it injected an irrelevant emotional element into the discussion of a policy issue.

Prison furlough program issue

The most controversial of Bushs attacks involved Dukakiss support for a prison furlough program that resulted in the release of convicted murderer Willie Horton, who committed a rape in Maryland after his escape. Al Gore was the first candidate to publicly raise the furlough issue, in a debate held in New York prior to the Democratic primary in that state, although Gore never mentioned Horton by name. Bush did mention Horton by name in a speech in June, 1988 and his campaign acrobat readerbrought up the Horton case repeatedly. An independent group, the National Security Political Action Committee, aired an ad entitled Weekend Passes which used a mug shot image of Horton, who is African American. That ad campaign was followed by a separate Bush campaign ad, Revolving Door, criticizing Dukakis over the furlough program without mentioning Horton. Dukakis was unable to refute criticism of his veto of a bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature to limit the furlough program, and his refusal to apologize to Hortons victims. Almost forgotten in the furor, however, was that Dukakis himself ran a furlough advertisement in the Southwest that featured a Hispanic killer, Angel Medrano. Dukakis was trying to accuse Bush of hypocrisy since Medrano escaped from the federal furlough program under President Ronald Reagan. But the commercial adobe acrobatbackfired when it caused the public simply to see Dukakis as just as negative a campaigner as Bush was.

Public relations failure

Dukakis has been blamed for allowing liberal acrobat distillerto come to be considered a derogatory term. He was criticized during the campaign for a perceived softness on defense issues, particularly the controversial Star Wars SDI program, which Dukakis promised to scale down (although not cancel). In response to this, Dukakis orchestrated what would become the key image of his campaign, albeit not for the reasons he intended, in September 1988 Dukakis visited the General Dynamics plant in Michigan to take part in a photo op in an M1 Abrams tank. List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom had been photographed in a similar situation in 1986, riding in a Challenger 1 tank while wearing hagaleahu0kza scarf, although somewhat out of character, the image was effective and helped Thatchers re-election prospects. Dukakis tank moment was much less successful. Filmed wearing a safety helmet that seemed too large for his head, Dukakis looked awkward and out of place. Footage of Dukakis was used by the Bush campaign as evidence he would not make a good commander-in-chief, and Dukakis in the tank remains shorthand for backfired public relations outings.

Election defeat

Dukakis Vice President of the United States candidate was United States Senate Lloyd Bentsen of Texas. The Dukakis/Bentsen ticket lost the election in an electoral college landslide, carrying only 10 states and the District acrobat distillerof Columbia. Dukakis himself blames his defeat on the time he spent doing idelisa14hegubernatorial work in Massachusetts in the final weeks of the campaign, when many believed he should have been campaigning across the country. Still, he won a higher percentage of the popular vote than either Walter Mondale in 1984 or Bill Clinton (in a three way race) in 1992.

Subsequent Activities

His final two years as governor were marked by increased criticism of his policies and by significant tax increases, as Massachusetts was not spared the economic effects of the U.S. economys soft landing at the end of the 1980s and the recession of 1990. After the end of his term, he served on the board of directors for Amtrak, and became a distinguished professor of political science at Northeastern University in Massachusetts and guest professor of Policy Studies at UCLA. He continued to complain in media interviews about the adobe acrobat readernegative 1988 Bush campaign, beginning with his press conference on the day after the election, continuing throughout Bushs term, and even subsequent to Bushs defeat in the U.S. presidential election, 1992. Dukakis is married to Katharine D. Dukakis. Their children are John, Andrea and Kara. The Dukakises continue to reside in his boyhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Further reading

Duke: adobe acrobat reader free downloadThe Inside Story of a Political Phenomenon by David Nyhan, August 1988, ISBN 0446354546

Friedrich August von Alberti



Dr. Friedrich August von Alberti (1795-1878) was a Germany paleontologist who defined the strata of the Triassic period. He grew up in Stuttgart and went to the Military School there. After the Military School he went to Rottweil, a little village outside of Stuttgart. He learned the salt processing system and became a Salinen (salt) technician, and was quickly promoted to Salineninspektor (salt supervisor). In 1823 he had an acrobat readeridea to drill for salt in Rottenmunster. 8 months later the team had success and found salt. What made this unique was nobody would think of finding adobe acrobatsalt in that location. Von acrobat downloadAlberti bought a house and lived in Rottenmunster from 1829 to 1853. While there he worked as manager for two salt companies. Afer he retired he moved to adobe acrobat readerHeilbronn. He took a position as advisor, salt technician, and geologist. He had excellent skills in understanding sandstone and kallstone. He discovered that if you find the two combinations of these stones together, you will always find salt. He wrote books on his experiences of looking and drilling for salt. He invented the method of mining salt by pumping water in the mine and then when the water and salt mixture rise adobe acrobat free downloadto the surface, he would allow the water to evaporate and then he would collect the salt. The Eberhard Karls university of Tübingen gave Friedrich August von Alberti a Honorary Doctorate for his achievements in the salt mining industry. The city named a street in his sigiwaldbjffname in honor of him. Von Alberti was very well thought of and popular. People liked him for his personality, his happiness, and the fact that he was very open and honest free acrobat readerto everyone. After he died his family stayed in Rottweil. Today the town has many of his descendants still living there as is evidenced corbenic6m6gby the Alberti name still present today.

Putney, Vermont



Putney is a town located in Windham County, Vermont. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,634.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 69.4 square kilometer (26.8 square mile). 69.4 km² (26.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.04% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGeographic references 2 of 2000, there are 2,634 people, 958 households, and 603 families residing in the town. The population density is 37.9/km² (98.3/mi²). There are samanthaf5nj1,049 housing units at an average density of 15.1/km² (39.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.63% White (U.S. Census), 1.03% African American (U.S. Census), 0.49% Native American (U.S. Census), 0.76% Asian (U.S. Census), 0.04% Pacific Islander (U.S. Census), 0.30% from Race (U.S. Census), and 1.75% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population are Hispanic (U.S. Census) or Latino (U.S. Census) of any race. There are 958 households out of which 32.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% are Marriage living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% are non-families. 27.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 acrobat downloadyears of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.99. In the town the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 16.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.0 males. The median income for a household in the town is $40,346, and the median income for a family is $50,170. Males have a median income of $29,922 versus $25,217 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,576. 8.4% of the population and 6.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.5% of those under adobe acrobat free downloadthe age of 18 laurag23band 5.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Sites of interest

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Edwards (village), New York



Edwards is a village located in St. Lawrence County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 465. The Village of Edwards is in the northeast corner of the Edwards (town), New York. The village is at the junction of Routes 19 and 24.

Geography

Edwards is located at 44°1925 North, 75°1510 West (44.323659, -75.252926) GR 1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.6 square kilometer (1.0 square mile). 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.01% is water.

Demographics

As of the census GR 2 of 2000, there are 465 people, 177 households, and 118 families residing in the village. The population density is 185.1/km² (477.2/mi²). There are 192 housing units at an average density of 76.4/km² (197.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 96.77% White (U.S. Census), 0.43% African American (U.S. Census) or Race (U.S. Census), 0.65% Native American (U.S. Census), 0.00% Asian (U.S. Census), 0.00% Pacific Islander (U.S. Census), 0.22% from Race (U.S. Census), and 1.94% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population are Hispanic (U.S. Census) or Latino (U.S. Census) of any race. There are 177 households out of which 35.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% are Marriage acrobat downloadliving together, 13.0% have a free acrobat readerfemale householder with no husband present, and 32.8% are non-families. 27.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.20. In the village the population is spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are download adobe acrobat reader65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. free adobe acrobat readerFor every 100 free acrobat readerfemales there are 90.6 males. For every acrobat reader free download100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.4 males. The median income for a household in the village is $30,682, and the median income for a family is $35,417. Males have a median income of $30,938 versus $18,889 for females. The per capita income for the village is $11,613. 16.8% of chiquita46oythe population and 15.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.4% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% of gretchenx395those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.