John Shelton Lawrence
American writer
John Shelton Lawrence
John Shelton Lawrence is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. His initial major publication, The American Monomyth, written with Robert Jewett, was published in 1977.
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'Power and elegance': Japan's boxer turned designer Yanagawa
Yahoo News - about 1 month
After making the challenging switch from boxing ring to catwalk, Japanese fashion designer and former boxer Arashi Yanagawa talked about rolling with the punches during Men's Fashion Week in London. "Being flexible and continually learning is something that I take from both boxing and styling," Yanagawa told AFP as he put the finishing touches to his collection in a cluttered studio space in east London. The 41-year-old heads up a fashion label he created called John Lawrence Sullivan -- named after the legendary 19th century US boxer who is considered the first heavyweight champion of the modern era.
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'Trouble In Toyland' Report 2013: Public Interest Research Group Names Dangerous Toys For Kids
Huffington Post - about 3 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — Toy recalls for excessive lead and other hazards are down this year, but consumer advocates warn that potential dangers to children remain on store shelves. Several toys with high lead levels or toys that could cause young children to choke were found at major retailers and discount stores in the last few months, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group said Tuesday. The consumer safety group analyzed 50 toys for its annual report. Violations were found in fewer than a dozen, including a Captain America toy shield and play jewelry. PIRG said the Captain America Soft Shield purchased at Toys R Us had 29 times the legal limit of lead. A package of toy jewelry rings from Dollar General tested positive for lead twice the legal limit, said the report. Small parts that could pose a choking risk were found in six toys that the group said did not carry the necessary warning labels for children. PIRG said three toys were too loud and exceeded federal limits on decibels: two ...
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Northern European Cruise Ports -- A Springboard for Action
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Our two cruise ports guidebooks (for both the Mediterranean and Northern Europe) are derived from our existing country guidebooks. To make them, we tailor existing chapters from these guidebooks to the needs of the independent-minded cruise traveler and assemble them in special editions so people can buy a single book rather than several to cover their itinerary. And my main research focus on this trip will be the ports. Northern European ports lend themselves to independent travel. In many cases (including certain ports in Tallinn, Bergen, Oslo, and Copenhagen), they're right in the city center and an easy walk from the sightseeing action -- and when they aren't, there's good public transportation to the center of town. The ports themselves are generally not pretty, but mighty -- industrial zones giving you a very honest look at the workings of these great cities. (Photos by Trish Feaster, The Travelphile.com). This is Stockholm, where, as in many cities, there's a cruise dock in ...
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Peter Foster: Oil sands ­dialogues of the deaf
Financial Post - over 4 years
Does Rick George aim to keep his enemies close, or to be eaten last? Rick George, the former head of Suncor, is one of the most talented and successful businessmen in Canadian history. On the basis of a single brilliant insight, he transformed the economics of the Alberta oil sands, setting Canada on the path to energy superpower status. He repatriated and reprivatized Suncor. He absorbed Petro-Canada in the biggest merger in the country’s history. And yet Mr. George was also slow to see, and perhaps naive in dealing with, the environmental whirlwind that would be unleashed by his success, as appears evident in his newly published autobiography, Sun Rise: Suncor, the Oil Sands and the Future of Energy, written with John Lawrence Reynolds. Mr. George’s tale of business success is often inspiring, if somewhat guarded, but that part of the book contrasts markedly with the account of his well-intended but often muddled and contradictory approach to dealing with the environmental mov ...
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Longtime Republican urges vote for redistricting proposal
NPR - over 4 years
The Ohio Manufacturers' Association is the latest group to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment to change the redistricting process. The organization joins a long list of groups that have joined the Ohio Republican Party in its opposition to the plan. One long time former Republican state lawmaker and agency head, Joan Lawrence, is coming out in support of the proposal that she says would allow a board made up of ordinary people, not politicians, to draw the lines for congressional and legislative districts. She says the current system allows politicians to pick their voters instead of the other way around. WKSU's Jo Ingles reports.
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Snap Poll: Democrat and Republican Officials Respond to Romney's VP Pick
Burke Patch - over 4 years
A strong majority of Democrats think both Virginia Democrats and President Barack Obama can win their elections in November largely by running against Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plans and his proposals for Medicare, according to a weekend Northern Virginia Patch "snap poll." On Saturday morning, Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, announced he had chosen Ryan as his running mate, passing over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and others presumed to be on the short list. Romney made the announcement in Norfolk and spent the day on a bus tour of Virginia, ending with a campaign event in Manassas. After the announcement, Patch sent surveys to more than 75 key Republicans and Democrats, including elected officials, state and local party leaders, bloggers and politically influential people across Northern Virginia who agreed to anonymously give their opinions in a series of surveys between now and November. More than 10 Democrats r ...
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Tarter Surprised at Election Outcome
Falls Church Patch - almost 5 years
David Tarter wasn’t expecting to come out the top vote getter in the fight for three Falls Church council seats Tuesday. However, 1,293 votes later, the first time council candidate had received more votes than any of the seven candidates including incumbents Nader Baroukh (1,189) and Lawrence Webb (672). “It was exciting and I was pleasantly surprised,” Tarter said. “I hadn’t anticipated being the top vote getter.” Phil Duncan, Tarter and Baroukh won the three open seats on council. Baroukh and Webb’s terms were up and Councilwoman Robin Gardner is retiring from her seat. Webb served one term on council and Baroukh, sitting mayor of the city, has been a member of council since 2008. Joan Wodiska will enter her third term on the Falls Church City Public School Board after receiving 1,470 votes. Kieran Sharpe will rejoin Wodiska on the board after receiving a school board election high 1,479. Justin Castillo (1,475 votes) was also elected to the school board and Charlotte Hy ...
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Voters in Barnack and Glinton and Wittering wards to choose Peterborough City Council members on Thursday
Stamford Mercury - almost 5 years
VOTERS will head to the polls on Thursday to make their choices in the Peterborough City Council elections. Three candidates will contest the Barnack ward on the city council, while two will fight for the Glinton and Wittering seat. Barnack’s current member David Over (Con) won the seat in 2008 with 816 votes out of a total 1,009 cast. This year he stands against student Alex Hall (Lab), who was a founding secretary of the Peterborough Sixth Form Union, and Alex Jamieson (UKIP) who hopes to become the party’s first ever representative on the city council. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm at Bainton Reading Room, Barnack Road, Bainton; Barnack Village Hall, School Road, Barnack; Helpston Village Hall, West Street, Helpston; Ufford Village Hall, Main Street, Ufford and The Spinney, First Drift, Wothorpe. In Helpston, cabinet member for education, skills and university John Holditch (Con) will go head to head with Peterborough Sixth Form Union president and Stanground Co ...
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Letter to the Editor: Candidate Wants Citizen’s Vote May 1
Falls Church Patch - almost 5 years
I hope I have earned your vote tomorrow.  Here’s why: Economic Development and Endorsements by Planning Commissioners I’ve been a planning commissioner for six years.  I’m the only candidate with development experience from concept to final site plan.  The Council sets the outline of the project but only the Planning Commission has responsibility for final site plan which is where you have make a project fit into a neighborhood.  On the Council, however, we’ve fallen short. We’ve been too tentative with developers, taking too much of what they want to give and not demanding enough of what we want to get.  We’ve refused to help developers set up community meetings as early as possible out of fear that it may look like we’re “endorsing” a project.  I think getting community buy-in is paramount to the success of a new project and can help a developer become a neighborhood partner and not an adversary.   The recent Ped/Bike Plan shows just how badly things can go when ci ...
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SPEAK OUT: Who’s the Best Fit for City Council?
Falls Church Patch - almost 5 years
Over the last several weeks, Paul Handly, William Henneberg, P. David Tarter, Phil Duncan, John Lawrence, Lawrence Webb and Mayor Nader Baroukh have campaigned around Falls Church for three city council seats. Tuesday night, all seven candidates participated in the final public forum before the May 1 election. More than 50 people filled council chambers at City Hall Wednesday night to hear the candidates answer questions. Each candidate had a minute and a half introduction, a two-minute closing and time to answer and rebut questions. The event was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Falls Church and the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society. With the election just under two weeks away, which candidates have showed they are ready to help lead the city? Tell us in the comments section and in our Patch Poll below.
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Beef flap puts livestock industry on defense yet again
Des Moines Register - almost 5 years
Veteran cattleman Dave Nichols, 72, of Bridgewater raises cows and bulls to sell as seedstock to other producers. The controversy over the use of lean, finely textured beef is the latest blow to hit the beef Industry. With all the negative energy directed at producers, Nichols says, "some days I feel like a tobacco farmer." (Andrea Melendez/Register photos) Veteran cattleman Dave Nichols has a recurring thought some mornings when he awakens. “After hearing everything so bad about beef and livestock, I wonder why I’m such a bad guy,” said the 72-year-old cattle producer. “Some days, I feel like a tobacco farmer.” Despite his age, Nichols represents the future and optimism of the cattle industry. This spring, he oversaw the birth of 1,200 calves on his spread in Adair County, up about 200 from previous years, and has sold 400 bulls to other producers for seed stock. More on lean finely textured beef Until a recent dip, cattle prices enjoyed record highs. Beef exports also hit recor ...
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The Haunting Ordinariness of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman
The New Republic - almost 5 years
Civil rights movements have often sought out figureheads with unblemished pasts. The Montgomery bus boycott would have started nine months earlier if Claudette Colvin, who refused to yield her seat to a white person, just as Rosa Parks was to do, had not turned out to be pregnant out of wedlock. Forty-two years later, similar sentiments led legal strategists for gay rights to downplay the fact that John Lawrence and Tyron Garner, of the Lawrence v. Texas case, were not committed lovers but casual acquaintances arrested in the wake of a party.  Such elisions may be instrumentally useful in pursuing justice, but they are also problematic: in aggregate, they imply that the law is more urgently applicable to those conforming to certain straitlaced norms. In that way, I am actually relieved to discover that Trayvon Martin, who was killed by gunshot a month ago in Florida, wasn’t a Jehovah’s Witness. Indeed, the ordinariness of those involved in this tragic incident—of both Trayvon and Geo ...
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$25 Million Gift Largest in BU History - BU Today
Google News - over 5 years
Kilachand says John Lawrence, a descendant of his family's 19th-century business partner, helped him find his way. Kilachand says that when he first came to BU, he was struck by the “tremendous philanthropy” of those who built this country
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GFA sports roundup - Westport-News
Google News - over 5 years
Classmates Clay Garner (Westport), and Ryan Eckert, along with senior Sebastian deGoeijen and sophomore John Lawrence all played well defensively, as did juniors Anders Forfang and Charles Salmans. Senior captain Harry Garland (Westport) helped spark
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AutoZone Q4 beats Wall Street view - Reuters
Google News - over 5 years
"They have been able to expand their commercial business and gross margins at the same time, these two things going forward from an operating standpoint are quite exciting," said John Lawrence of Morgan, Keegan & Co, adding commercial will drive growth
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