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15: To Whom It May Concern

Gary M. Lavergne University of North Texas Press PDF

mJ--------------- To Whom It May Concern bulletin didn't come right back, so I called the station, and I asked them to repeat the news bulletin. At first they wouldn't repeat it , so I said, "My name is Patrick Whitman.

Would you please repeat it." Then I broke up and went and got my father. From then on it was turmoil. They had to sedate me . I

It probably went exactly as Charles would have hoped. Much of the world's media began to ask questions, many of them directed at

C. A. Whitman of Lake Worth, Florida. The glare of publicity for the Whitman family was only beginning. Still to be discovered were the notes Charles had left at 906 Jewell Street and Penthouse Apartment #505 .

"Johnnie Mike" Whitman was still on a cross-country trip with his friend Jim Poland when his brother Charles began his killing spree . After the news of the sniping broke, the Whitman family began a search for the youngest Whitman boy, eventually locating him in Asbury Park, New Jersey, a small town along the Atlantic Coast.

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8. Michigan’s Tart Cherry Industry: Vulnerability to Climate Variability and Change

Sara C Pryor Indiana University Press ePub


While commercial fruit production is a small fraction of the total agricultural output in the United States, it has major economic impacts at the local and regional level. This is particularly true for agricultural sites in the Midwest where the Great Lakes have a moderating influence on climate, allowing for commercial fruit production at relatively high latitudes for a continental location. Tart cherry production is of particular significance in the Great Lakes region. In 2009, 292 million pounds of tart cherries, or 80 percent of the national total, were produced in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (NASS 2010). Of this amount, 266 million pounds were produced in Michigan alone. In 2004–2008, cash receipts for Michigan tart cherries ranged from $34,697,000 to $63,030,000 (NASS 2009). Tart cherries are grown in three primary areas in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan (Figure 8.1). Over 50 percent of the statewide production occurs in the Northwest region, where tart cherries are the dominant fruit crop (Black et al. 2010). In contrast, fruit production is more diversified in the west central and southwest growing regions.

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Appendix A Standards for Mathematical Practice

Solution Tree Press ePub

Source: NGA & CCSSO, 2010, pp. 6–8. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. The first of these are the NCTM process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. The second are the strands of mathematical proficiency specified in the National Research Council’s report Adding It Up: adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding (comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relations), procedural fluency (skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately), and productive disposition (habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy).

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8 The Travelling Favela: Cosmopolitanisms from Above and from Below

Reisinger, Y. CAB International PDF


The Travelling Favela:

Cosmopolitanisms from Above and from Below

Bianca Freire-Medeiros and Gabriel Cohen

Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil


The present chapter reflects upon the potentialities and limits of tourism on transforming local residents and their worldviews in a context of economic inequality and social segregation. We do so by confronting two notions, one that is widely used – ‘cosmopolitanism’, and another

– ‘travelling favela’ (Freire-Medeiros, 2013), which intends to be an unassuming contribution to the New Mobilities Paradigm (Sheller and Urry, 2006; Urry, 2007). This paradigmatic shift helps us to rethink understandings of place, power and politics within relational ontologies that highlight openness and change rather than boundedness and permanence. We are especially interested on the idea that mobilities are always complex and never restricted to a mere dislocation between two points and need to be considered in differential and relational ways.

The combined use of the notions of cosmopolitanism and travelling favela in this chapter, therefore, attempts to highlight that mobilities carry a co-relationality between material and symbolic issues involved in the very act of moving.

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Mohan Sen Laxmi Publications PDF


Properties of Steam

(Properties of pure substance)


A pure substance is homogenous in nature and retains constant chemical composition throughout its mass even though there may be a change of phase. It may exist in more than one phase. Its typical examples are water, atmospheric air, steam water-mixture etc. Water is an example of a pure substance which exists in all the three phases i.e., solid (ice), liquid, and vapour (steam).

A working substance (or pure substance) is required for converting heat energy into mechanical work. It means a substance, which is capable of receiving heat energy from the combustion of the fuel can be used to run a prime mover (e.g., steam engine or steam turbine) for producing mechanical work. Steam is used as a working substance in the running of the steam engines and steam turbines. Some notable features of the steam are:

☞ Steam possess the necessary capability to carry large amount of heat in liquid as well as in vapour form.

☞ Steam is produced from water, which is readily available and it costs a little.

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Grose, Anouchka Karnac Books ePub

Sometimes people come to therapy in order to choose between life and death. There are guidelines regarding suicide, both in law and in psychotherapy organisations’ Codes of Ethics, but these don't always help in individual cases. At what point should you break confidentiality and involve third parties? Might you lose the trust of the person—if, for example, you call their GP—and make the situation worse? If you sit tight, how will you live with it if they kill themselves? And are they telling you about it because they want you to act? Or because they trust you not to?

Suicide became illegal in UK in the thirteenth century, the idea being that God was the only entity with the right to decide when a life should end. By committing suicide, you were disregarding the will of God. This would seem hard to argue logically. Why should the will of God not include suicide when it includes war, disease and accidental drowning? Nonetheless, Thomas Aquinas thought it didn't, and the people safeguarding the law carried on agreeing with him for hundreds of years. A person could be prosecuted if they failed to die in a suicide attempt, but there were also were legal consequences if they succeeded. Their estate would be forfeited to the Crown, and their immediate family could face fines. The UK was unusually tolerant in this regard; in other countries, terrible things might be done to the body after death, ostensibly in order to act as a deterrent.

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The Curator’s Role in Crowd-Pleasing Events Maintaining Safety, Accuracy, and Sanity in the Excitement of It All

Collections Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Laurel A. Racine, Gregory R. Weidman, Lenora M. Henson, and Patricia West McKay

Laurel A. Racine, Senior Curator, National Park Service Northeast Museum Services Center, Charlestown Navy Yard, Bldg. I, Charlestown, MA 02129–4543, laurel_racine@nps.gov

Gregory R. Weidman, Curator, Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, MD, and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore, MD. gregory_weidman@nps.gov

Lenora M. Henson, Curator, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo, NY, lenora_henson@partner.nps.gov

Patricia West McKay, Curator, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook, NY, patricia_mckay@nps.gov

Abstract National Park Service curators share best practices for holiday decorating at historic house museums including protecting resources, philosophy and research, and planning and logistics. Racine explores the issues of resource protection including winter weather, evening events, visitor flow, open display, moving objects, fire safety, refreshment policies, and museum pests. Using Hampton NHS as a case study, Weidman outlines the importance of holiday displays being accurate to the time period, particular site, individual inhabitants, and locale. Museum staff should use primary, secondary, and internet sources to research an appropriate holiday installation to support the institution’s mission. This research and plans for holiday decorating should be documented in written files or a report. Using Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS as a case study, Henson illustrates the importance of planning and communication for a successful holiday event. McKay, drawing on her experiences at Martin Van Buren NHS, describes a nuanced approach to bringing a popular holiday event in line with curatorial best practices.

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Cardiac Motion Reconstruction Using LKT Algorithm from 2D and 3D Echocardiography

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; Joan Lu; Fernando G. Tinetti; Jane You; George Jandieri; Gerald Schaefer; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Vladimir Volkov (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF


Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'13 |

Cardiac Motion Reconstruction Using LKT Algorithm from 2D and 3D Echocardiography

Alice Gao1, W. Li2,3, C. Lin2, M. Loomes3, X. Gao3


Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, London

E1 2AD, UK.


Biomedical Engineering Institute, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002, China.


School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, London,NW4 4BT. UK.

Abstract- The rhythm of the heart endows us with not only a life insurance but also a barometer indicating any potential abnormities. Hence the accurate measurement of heart motion has profound clinical benefit in assisting diagnostic decision making and yet remains a challenging issue to be confronted.

Perceptibly, heart motion can be quantified manually from M-mode diagrams of echocardiographs which are created by way of sound waves while a patient undergoing scanning. Alternatively, the motion can be monitored automatically by post-image processing techniques analyzing B-mode video sequences. This paper explores the feasibility of the application of

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James Tague

Larry A. Sneed University of North Texas Press PDF


E yewi tness

HI called my father and told him that Kennedy had been killed. He said, 'Jim. I'm watching the TV and they said he's still alive.' I told him. 'Dad. believe me. he's dead because I was there . •... "

Originally from Indiana, James Tague moved to the Dallas area in 1956 while in the Air Force, married a Texas girl, and later fathered five children.

By 1960 he was employed in the automobile business. He is sometimes referred to by some assassination researchers as "the other victim."

I was working for Chuck Hinton Dodge on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas and was running late taking a friend to lunch around noon. At that point, I drove down Stemmons, turned to go east on Commerce and was stopped at the Triple Underpass. I realized that the Kennedy motorcade was coming through that area and, due to the fact that traffic came to a momentary stop in the left lane where I was, I stepped out of my car with the nose of the car sticking out of the east side of the underpass just seconds before the motorcade turned the corner in front of the School Book

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17. Dialogic Process Consultation: Working Live

Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Working Live

Joan Goppelt and Keith W. Ray with commentary by Patricia Shaw

Fade in … dining room of CEO’s house at 9 a.m. Six people are sitting around the dining-room table. Two flip charts are set up. Two cats are lying lazily on the windowsill. Bright sun and a cool breeze, typical fall coastal weather….

Sitting around the table are:

Brad: CEO of Durant, a small engineering firm

Trent: Head of HR at Durant

Julie: Internal OD at Durant

Bridget: Internal OD at Durant

You: External Consultant

Your Partner: External Consultant

After pleasant greetings, the meeting begins.

Brad: OK. We’re here to talk about restarting the leadership development program. So whatcha got for me? (with a slight New York accent)

Julie: Here is our agenda. (She hands out the agenda to everyone.) I thought we would brainstorm some requirements first. Then discuss how we can align what we’re doing to the company. Then we can outline a plan for getting there.

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CHAPTER ONE. Social constructionism and systemic thinking

Campbell, David Karnac Books ePub

Systemic thinking is a way to make sense of the relatedness of everything around us. In its broadest application, it is a way of thinking that gives practitioners the tools to observe the connectedness of people, things, and ideas: everything connected to everything else. Certainly, people from all walks of life—from the mystic to the medical practitioner, from the ecologist to the engineer—are “thinking systemically” when they address the in-terconnectedness within their field of vision, but within the social sciences, and particularly the field of family therapy, the discourse about the relatedness of people has been heavily influenced by general systems theory (von Bertalanffy, 1950; see also Ashby, 1956)

This body of theory has been advanced and applied to the social sciences over the past 30 years by such people as Anderson, Goolishian, and Winderman (1986), Bateson (1972), Boscolo, Cecchirt, Hoffman, and Penn (1986), Hoffman (1981,1993), Keeney (1983), and Von Foerster (1981), and readers should turn to these sources for a fuller unfolding of systemic thinking. General systems theory has given us all a language to organize the world in certain ways. Advocates speak about differences which constitute the mutual feedback that connects people and reveals a pattern of behaviour. They speak of behaviour acquiring meaning from the context in which it is observed by an active observer of one part of the larger system which represents the whole. And these tools have been applied to many different clinical and organizational settings, to such an extent that there is now a rich body of knowledge, or a discourse, that generates clinical practice, research methodologies, and, of course, dialogue amongst its adherents. Many of these concepts were developed in the field of family therapy, where practitioners found that thinking of the family as a system was a metaphor indispensable for their work.

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Chapter 14 Family Amaryllidaceae, Subfamily Allioideae

Welbaum, G.E. CAB International PDF


Family Amaryllidaceae, Subfamily


Origin and History

Onion originated in Middle Asia and was domesticated in what are today Afghanistan, Iran, and

Pakistan. Onion is a very ancient crop and has been under widespread cultivation dating back to as early as 600 bc. Onions were a popular food of the

Greeks and Romans as early as 400–300 bc and were introduced into northern Europe about ad

500 at the start of the Middle Ages (Zohary and

Hopf, 2000). Production occurs worldwide but the greatest concentration is in the northern hemisphere. In the tropics and much of Southeast Asia unfavorable climate and handling conditions limit onion production so shallots are preferred. Shallots are believed to be native to Asia, explaining their popularity in this region.

Garlic is believed to be of middle Asian origin with a history of human use of over 7,000 years

(Ensminger, 1994). The culture of garlic parallels that of onion. Greek author Homer mentioned garlic in the ninth century bc (Zohary and Hopf,

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Chapter 5 – The First Mission

James M. Davis, and edited by David L. Snead University of North Texas Press PDF


The First Mission

WE BOARDED THE PLANE with three other replacement crews for combat duty with the 489th Bomb Group. We were all strangers and anxious to see what it would be like at our new base. I had never met the other three crews previously. When we arrived at Halesworth, we were assigned to separate squadrons, and other than the pilot on one of the planes, Lt. Claude Lovelace, I did not get to know any of the others very well. There was not a lot of conversation that morning on the two-hour flight, because we all knew that this could be our last assignment. I could not help but wonder what fate had in store for this group of four crews. The bomber losses had been very heavy for the last year, with no evidence that they would improve.1

None of us knew quite what to expect.

Our most important concern was how we would react to combat. It was not a question of fear. I doubt that any of us did not fear entering air combat. A person learns a lot about himself and how he reacts in critical situations during air battles. At this time, none of us knew for sure what our action or reactions would be. Looking

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PERK #33: Playing the Ole Cancer Card

Strang BA BEd MEd, Florence Basic Health Publications ePub

Perk #33

Playing the Ole Cancer Card

Idunno, there is just something about having cancer that makes you think that you no longer have to play by the rules. For example, if my sixteen-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, were to say, “Mom, you can’t park here, it’s a no parking zone!” I’d say, “But of course I can, honey, I have cancer.” It is as if cancer had given me a newfound sense of entitlement. Besides, who was going to make me move my car if I happened to slip and say that I have cancer? Although my teen chastised me for this attitude, I found her on occasion playing the ole cancer card as well: “Sorry my essay is late, Mrs. Smith. Yesterday was Mom’s chemo day. “


Go Ahead, Take Advantage, and Be Assertive

Consider, if you will, this scenario unfolding in the chemo room:

You are sitting in the chair, ready for chemo, but as the nurse hangs the bag, you notice it’s a different-colored fluid than all the other treatments you’ve gotten in the past.

Which response best matches yours?

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Author Index

Kevin Daimi, Hamid R. Arabnia, Samiha Ayed, Michael R. Grimaila, Hanen Idoudi, George Markowsky, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

Author Index

Abd-El-Barr, Mostafa - 241

Abedi, Maryam - 325

Abi Haidar, Diala - 48

Agah, Arvin - 185

Al-Farhan, Altaf - 241

AlAufi, Leena - 201

Albert, Raymond - 208

Amorin, Kevin - 201

Andresen, Dan - 97

Arai, Kenichi - 255

Aryanpour, Amir - 283

Asai, Kensaku - 163

Atkison, Travis - 179

Ayyed, Samiha - 56

Bai, Yun - 365

Barrerer, Francois - 411

Bell, Scott - 97

Ben Aicha, Rihab - 35

Benzekri, Abdelmalek - 411

Bin Muhaya, Fahad T. - 236

Bishop, Jonathan - 335

Bone, Scott - 41

Castellano, Angelo - 11

Chen, Guoxing - 76

Chen, Lei - 124

Chen, Weifeng - 303

Clark, Patrick G. - 185

Cuppens, Frederic - 56

Cuppens, Nora - 56

Darken, Christian - 117

Davis, Scott - 283

Dazzio-Cornn, l. Elaine - 229

Dehlinger, Josh - 22

Deligiannidis, Leonidas - 409

Doroodchi, Mohsen - 325

Dozono, Hiroshi - 358

Ebben, Maureen - 425

Elkhoury, Hicham - 411

Ertaul, Levent - 110

Eryilmaz, Meltem - 275

Farmer, Douglas - 214

Fendt, Tadhg - 415

Feregrino-Uribe, Claudia - 385

Gallotto, Sara - 303

Garcia-Hernandez, Jose Juan - 385

Gayoso Martinez, Víctor - 139 , 151

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