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Slice PDF April 24, 2015

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10. From City to “Metroplex” (1945–1974)

Source: Fort Worth
Slice ePub April 30, 2014



FORT WORTH STRUGGLED TO KEEP its equilibrium after World War II, with the downtown slowly dying while suburbs on the west and south side grew in quantum leaps. Citizens no longer had to worry about panthers lying in the middle of Main Street, but a different type of wildlife prowled the city in these years. On November 30, 1945, an escaped flock of wild ducks flew up and down North Main hotly pursued by police on the ground. Eventually the ducks tired of the chase, allowing the winded officers to catch them. Then in 1954, the Forest Park Zoo’s resident python (“Pete”) escaped and spent several days on the lam, causing frantic parents to keep their children inside. When Pete was finally caught and given a thorough physical exam, it turned out Pete was a she.

With growing suburbs and booming postwar automobile sales, the new trend was freeway construction. Fort Worth had once been a crossroads for railroads and trail drives. Now in the middle of the twentieth century, the city aimed to plug into the national highway network. Ever since the 1920s, Fort Worth had been served by four national highways: U.S. 80, U.S. 287, U.S. 81, and U.S. 377. U.S. 80, known for years as the “Broadway of America,” was the busiest highway across the southern half of the country, but the old system of U.S. routes was outdated. To replace them as the principal long-distance arteries across north Texas, the federal government planned Interstate 35 and Interstate 30. Their funding was included in the landmark Interstate Highway Act of 1956 that called for a local-national partnership to build the interstate highway system. For their part, the voters of Fort Worth had already approved a nine million dollar bond issue in 1945 to construct an “eight-lane super highway,” with the aim of transforming Fort Worth into “a hub of travel in the Southwest.”1

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1: The Prelude

Slice ePub July 23, 2014

O God, Horatio, what a wounded name
Things standing thus unknown, shall I leave behind me.
If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart,
Absent thee from felicity awhile,
And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain
To tell my story. (V. ii. 349-54)

Hamlet, aged 19, commences analysis with Dr Horacio, who recognizes his “uncle-father” delusion and loneliness as an only child.

November 1981. That interesting book by the melancholy young Dane with its grindingly repetitive yet fascinating spirals of sentences lay open where I had left it that Sunday afternoon before taking the dog for his afternoon walk. The small circular table near the window was where I preferred to sit and read. Now it was dusk and it was my custom always to draw the curtains as my narrow, terraced house in Flask Walk, which also contained my consulting room, exposed me to the view of passing patients – many of whom lived locally. As I moved past the table I clumsily jogged my right arm, which was in plaster owing to an absurd accident I had had the previous night, and surprisingly painful. The light from the two tall Georgian windows leapt over the basement chasm and glistened on the wet, narrow, uneven pavement outside (characteristic of the old village of Hampstead). It reached to the place where tree roots pushed the stone upwards. A young woman wearing ugly large trainers strode through the light squares as I closed the curtain, going in the direction of the village. There was a temporary lull in the rainy stormy weather which had been blustering on for the past fortnight, though at the end of the road in the darkness where the massed trees and wide spaces of the Heath began, the energies of the storm still growled with the soughing of branches in the wind.

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Source: Schematron
Slice PDF May 27, 2014

• Test that all the asserts and reports in this rule are met for the current node.

The specifications say that the order in which this is performed is not fixed. The only things that are guaranteed are that the following:

• A document will not be considered valid until all these tests have been done.

• For each node, only the first matching rule of every pattern will be checked.

This second bullet point provides the answer to the question about book elements: book elements match your first rule. The second rule will never be evaluated for these elements. If you want the previous rules to be independent, with both tested on nodes that match their context attribute, you need to locate them within two different pattern elements, as follows:

Missing "id" attribute.

Missing "isbn" element.

The "id" attribute should be the ISBN number with a prefix "b"

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Source: Lions
Slice PDF May 08, 2014

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