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John Toney

Larry A. Sneed University of North Texas Press PDF

JOHN TONEY

Forgery Bureau

Dallas Police Department

"It wasn't funny, but one officer was down between the seats and got under the trampling and was hollering, 'Somebody let go of my arm you SOB; you're breaking my arm!' "

Born in Mississippi and reared in Dallas, John Toney served in the

Merchant Marine and later in the Army with the 1st Cavalry Division in the occupation of Japan. After his Army stint, Toney joined the Dallas Police

Department, serving initially as a patrolman and then in the Motorcycle

Division. Within two years he was promoted to detective, a position he held throughout the remainder of his career with the police department.

On the day of the assassination in 1963, I was in the Forgery

Bureau, or General Assignments, as they sometimes called it, working under Captain Orville Jones. I was one of many plain clothes detectives assigned to be a guard at the Trade Mart working with the Secret Service while waiting for the President's arrival. The Trade Mart was a large facility which, in some cases, could pose a security problem. However, I don't remember hearing of any deep concerns over any safety factors as we had not been notified of anything of an unusual nature.

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4 Pilgrimage, Religious Tourism and Heritage in Calabria

Giacalone, F.; Griffin, K. CABI PDF

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Pilgrimage, Religious Tourism and Heritage in Calabria

Alfonsina Bellio*

Institut d’Études Avancées de Nantes – Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités

(GSRL), Paris, France

From Pilgrims to Spiritual Tourists

The Way of St James (or Camino de Santiago) was declared a European Cultural Route by the

Council of Europe on 23 October 1987. This started a new season for contemporary tourism based on greater attention given to pilgrimage routes. A number of actions have been undertaken ever since in order to promote this journey and many others which have particular political and economic significance. According to sociological data, what might have appeared as an

­exclusively Spanish phenomenon has indeed become an international, multicultural and multi-­ religious way (Grossi, 2008, pp. 229–231).

Over the past few decades, religious tourism, also known as spiritual tourism, has expanded to an extent that was unimaginable in the past.

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20: Biological Control

van Emden, H.F.; Harrington, R. CABI PDF

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Biological Control1

Thierry Hance,1* Fatemeh Kohandani-Tafresh1 and Françoise Munaut2

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Biodiversity, Earth and Life Institute, Université catholique de Louvain,

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; 2Applied Microbiology, Earth and Life Institute,

Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Introduction

In recent decades, the development of new concepts in ecology, such as ecosystem services (Losey and

Vaughan, 2006), landscape ecology, food web complexity (Gagic et  al., 2011), apparent competition and mutualism, has changed our concepts of pest control. Consequently, the theoretical bases underlying the biological control of aphids have evolved towards a more integrated approach. The intensification of agriculture has led to an oversimplification of agricultural systems, and therefore also of the associated trophic systems. The extreme case is that of glasshouses, in which crops are increasingly grown hydroponically, without soil and fed with nutrient solutions. These simplified environments are particularly poor in natural enemies and are susceptible to pests.

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6: After Much Thought

Gary M. Lavergne University of North Texas Press PDF

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several farm hands. Floyd Wells, a former employee, later served time in the Kansas State Penitentiary where he became friends with a fellow prisoner named Richard E. Hickock, who made repeated efforts to learn as much about the Clutter family as possible. Specifically; Hickock was interested in finding out if the Clutters had a safe in their home. Wells either suggested or Hickock conjured up a nonexistent safe located in a wall behind Herb Clutter's office desk,

Eventually; Hickock was paroled. Shortly afterwards he and a friend named Perry E. Smith headed for the Clutter home, where they expected to steal at least ten thousand dollars. They did not know that Herbert Clutter had a well-known reputation for not carrying cash; anyone in Holcomb could have told the pitiful fools that Herb

Clutter paid for everything by check,

Hickock and Smith sneaked into the home through an unlocked door (most people from Holcomb saw no need to lock doors) and terrorized the family before lulling Mr. Clutter, his wife Bonnie, and their two children Kenyon and Nancy. Each of the victims had been tied at the wrists. Mrs. Clutter and her children were murdered by shotgun blasts to the head from short range. Mr. Clutter's body was found in the basement of his home; he had been shot in the head and his throat had been slashed. 1

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Background

Edited and Annotated by Charles M. Robinson III University of North Texas Press PDF

Background

O

n May 7, 1877, Miles attacked and destroyed a hostile camp of about three hundred people under the Minneconjou chief Lame Deer. This camp had been spared much of the chasing and fighting of the previous six months, and its wealth was intact. It contained robes, about thirty tons of dried meat, along with firearms, powder, and ammunition. The troops captured the camp herd of about 450 horses, some of which were branded for the

7th Cavalry. They also recovered souvenirs of the Custer fight, and of various raids. This was the last major action. Although scouting expeditions would clash with small parties of Indians throughout the summer and fall of 1877, for all practical purposes the Great

Sioux War was over.1

Bourke, meanwhile, was at departmental headquarters in Omaha, where he handled the regular duties of a staff officer. Because General Crook did not exercise field command during the remainder of his tenure in the Department of the Platte, this would be Bourke’s home until 1882. Nevertheless, various errands for Crook and the army, such as courts-martial, inspection tours, and other assign1. The Lame Deer Fight is discussed in Greene, Yellowstone Command, Chapter 9, and

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Part 4: Small Town Hero

Sybil Rosen University of North Texas Press PDF

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True North

M

y weeks in Austin have left me with a few answers and still more questions. Like an onion, there are innumerable layers of Blaze to peel back; I realize now there will never be an end to them. Yet someday, anyway, I will have to let go.

Meanwhile I have one last stop in Texas. This morning I’m on a northbound bus to Athens, where Blaze’s younger sister, Marsha, lives. We haven’t seen each other since 1976 and frankly, I’m nervous about our visit. The botched attempt at mythmaking in the cemetery was a wry reminder. The fates may be free to pronounce me Blaze’s wife, but I’ve no idea what his evangelical Christian family would have to say about that.

The bus leaves Austin behind. Above the freeway, vultures wheel on tilted wings. Myself, I’m done with scavenging; I just want to go home, wherever that is. To find the past, I had to shed the present. I’ve given up the house in the Catskills, any means of income, and all certainty about the future. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve been lucky. As I ricocheted between New York, Georgia, and Texas, family and friends have caught me every step of the way. In a world where war clamors, the earth sickens, and hunger abounds, I have had the luxury of dallying with a ghost.

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Formula

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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8 The Impact of Umrah Quality Attributes on Religious Tourist Loyalty in Saudi Arabia

Jamal, A.; Raj, R.; Griffin, K. CABI PDF

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The Impact of Umrah Quality

Attributes on Religious Tourist

Loyalty in Saudi Arabia

Ibrahim Alsini, Erdogan Ekiz* and Kashif Hussain

Introduction

The purpose of this chapter is to elaborate on how quality attributes for tourism activities are linked with tourist loyalty for a religious destination. The chapter reports findings of a research study that assessed Umrah quality attributes as presented in four dimensions (Islamic life and belief, Umrah package services,

Umrah destination quality and religious tourist loyalty). These attributes are frequently used by researchers when investigating the quality of experience and loyalty and this chapter utilizes them to gauge religious tourists’ perceptions after performing Umrah in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Tourism in Saudi Arabia

Tourism activities promote several economic benefits for countries across the globe that significantly contribute to their national gross domestic product (GDP) and generates employment. The Saudi Arabian tourism industry mainly depends on religious tourism (Ekiz et al., 2017). The following figures are reported by the

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A. “Make a Case for Telecommuting” Guide

Dinnocenzo, Debra Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

Appendix A

“Make a Case for Telecommuting”

Guide

You may be interested in telecommuting and ready to experiment with it before your employer has given it much consideration. While this circumstance is not uncommon, you certainly can increase your odds of gaining approval for telecommuting by being uncommonly prepared in the way you propose and plan your telecommuting arrangement. Depending upon your company, your job, your boss, and the current state of business at your company, you may need to have several meetings with people from various departments, as well as numerous discussions with your boss.

Bear in mind, also, that while your boss may be very supportive, you may need to supply additional information for your boss to use in persuading other managers or executives to approve your proposal. This may involve meetings, presentations, and written (as well as rewritten!) proposals. To streamline and focus your effort, use the following guidelines for exploring and initiating an implementation of telecommuting for your job. (Consult the addendum to this

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Chapter Seven: Diary of my work with Robert over 3 months

Judd, Dorothy Karnac Books PDF

Chapter Seven

Diary of m.y work with

Robert over 3 m.onths

No need to be so scared of words, doctor.

This is called dying.

Luigi Pirandello on his death-bed (1936)

To live a half life half dead, a living death

Milton, Samson Agonistes

Background

This is an account of my work with a 7-and-a-half-year-old boy whom I shall call Robert. He was diagnosed as having acute myeloblastic leukaemia about 2-and-a-halfyears before I met him.

I introduced him briefly in the Preface. His large eyes, with their enquiring look, conveyed more vigour than the rest of his thin body.

Perhaps the size of his eyes was emphasized by his lack of hair. His scalp was bald and smooth, covered by a very fine down, reminiscent of a young baby. The beautifully curved dome of his head seemed to invite gentle stroking.

Before proceeding with his story, and how I came to know him, I will convey some necessary background. Inevitably, many of the details that follow are bound to be painful for the reader. Perhaps this is unavoidable in an attempt to gain some understanding of the situation surrounding one particular child and others like him, as well as raising important issues over the ways that we approach illness, death, and, more specifically, the death of a child.

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Cornell University

Aspen Institute,, The Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

A Closer Look at:

Cornell University

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management / Ithaca, NY http://www.johnson.cornell.edu

WHAT THE SCHOOL SAYS:

“Sustainability in the Age of Global Development” is a cornerstone of Cornell University’s strategy. Consistent with this vision, the Johnson School takes an innovative approach to sustainable enterprise management education by framing social and environmental challenges as unmet market needs that can be addressed through innovation and enterprise development.

A QUICK LOOK

NOTE: All information is self-reported data submitted to the Center for Business Education

COURSES*

Accounting (2)

Business Law (3)

Economics (4)

Entrepreneurship (8)

Environmental (1)

Finance (4)

Information Technology (3)

International Management (13)

General Management (13)

Marketing (4)

Organizational Behavior (3)

Operations Management (1)

Quantitative Methods (1)

Strategy (5)

KEY JOINT DEGREES

MBA & Industrial and Labor

Relations

MBA & Asian Studies

ACTIVITIES*

Speakers/Seminars (34)

Orientation Activities (7)

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Serum Leptin and Ghrelin Levels and their Relationship with Serum Cortisol, Thyroid Hormones, Lipids, Homocysteine and Folic Acid in Dogs with Compulsive Tail Chasing

Denenberg, S. CABI PDF

Serum Leptin and Ghrelin Levels and their Relationship with Serum

Cortisol, Thyroid Hormones,

Lipids, Homocysteine and Folic

Acid in Dogs with Compulsive Tail

Chasing*

Ebru Yalcin1†, Zeki Yilmaz1 and Yesim Ozarda2

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Uludag

University, Bursa, Turkey; 2Department of Biochemistry, Medical School,

Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey

1

Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Keywords: compulsive tail chasing, behaviour, leptin, ghrelin, cortisol, thyroid

Introduction

Compulsive disorder (CD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder in humans and animals, and can be anxiety-related. Compulsive disorders include excessive tail chasing, light/shadow chasing and flank sucking (Overall and Dunham, 2002). The aim of this study was to investigate serum leptin and ghrelin levels, and their relationship with circulating cortisol, thyroid hormones, lipids, homocysteine (Hcy) and folic acid in dogs with compulsive tail chasing (CTC).

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Chapter 6

Kajitani, Alex Solution Tree Press PDF

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Deal With Data

Transform Your Perception of Data and Help Your Students Succeed

For better or worse, data are the global currency for living in the 21st century world.

We can either let data limit us and our students, or we can use data’s power to our advantage and the benefit of our students. Consider this: What single factor ultimately determines whether a student is at risk?

It’s not work ethic, as we all know students who don’t like to work hard but are still skilled enough to make it through high school and even college. It’s not ethnicity, as we all know students of different ethnicities who are low and high achievers. Nor is it gender, socioeconomics, or the neighborhood he or she lives in.

What ultimately determines whether a student classifies as at risk is the data we collect on him or her. Often, educators identify poor academic performance as a key indicator of students at risk of dropping out (Ormrod, 2010). Although different states have different names for students who meet, exceed, or do not meet standards, a student who consistently scores in the lowest category is indicative of a student at risk for dropping out of school. Within this label lies a multitude of complex factors such as work ethic, home life, and socioeconomics; however, it is often a student’s test data that determines the label in official terms.

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13 Identifying Invasive Species in Real Time: Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) and Other Mapping Tools

Ziska, L.H., Editor; Dukes, J.S., Editor CAB International PDF

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Identifying Invasive Species in

Real Time: Early Detection and

Distribution Mapping System

(EDDMapS) and Other Mapping

Tools

Rebekah D. Wallace and Charles T. Bargeron

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of

Georgia, Tifton, Georgia, USA

Abstract

Historically, the documentation of native and non-native species distributions was limited to herbarium records, textbooks and field guides. Distribution maps were updated infrequently and the resulting information was often inaccessible. Recently, as public awareness of invasive species has increased, professional and citizen science-based monitoring and management programmes have grown, leading to the collection of large amounts of data across disparate databases.

The central focus of the Early Detection and

Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) is to foster the collection, amalgamation and sharing of these data to show a more complete map of the threat of invasive species and how this issue impacts the nation as a whole. Incorporating data from a variety of sources can raise issues with standardization, privacy and ownership, but these issues can be resolved with proper planning and policies regarding data sharing.

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Farley, Todd Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

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