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Seo :- Offpage Optimization - 27 Nov 2016 00:35


[[html]]<object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is something you should be aware of before creating a site. Make sure you've done careful researches on the best keywords to use. Using the wrong keywords would eliminate your site from search engines forever!<br><br>Offpage SEO works like this: <br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="324" /><br><br>To improve your SEO rank and increase traffic to your site, you need to get more popular websites to link to you. This is called inbound linking.<br><br>As you know, specific criteria must be met in order to boost your SE rank using offpage optimization. So the big question might be: does article marketing pack the muscle to push you up the search engines… or is it just a waste of time?<br><br>Years ago it was simpler to be liked by search engines, more or less you had to understand how a web page had to be built, and how to optimize it for your keywords, placing the keywords in the title of the page, in the meta tags and in the body of the page, paying attention to the density of the keywords in the whole document.<br><br>Properly planned offpage optimization will make the difference between your website ranking #900 on Google, to ranking #1! So, what is offpage optimization anyway? Offpage optimization basically consists of all of the offpage ranking factors like<br><br>o Which websites link to you<br><br>o The number of websites linking to you<br><br>o The Google page rank of the website linking to you<br><br>o The page title of the website linking to you<br><br>o The anchor text used in the link linking to you<br><br>o The number and type of links linking to the website that's linking to you.<br><br>I still carry out the standard onpage search engine optimization techniques, and offpage techniques such as getting keyword-rich text links from directories and other related sites, but I now no longer base my whole future profit model on obtaining top search engine rankings. My thoughts are that if they come they come, but whatever happens as long as I keep building a list of subscribers for each of my sites I know that I can always achieve good profits regardless of where I rank in the search engines.<br><br>Blogging - Nowadays everyone likes to leave comments in blogs. You can do it as well. And add your link with the comment. However remember not to spam blog sites, if you add a comment <a href="">additional info</a> make <a href="">see page</a> sure that comment has something to do with the topic. It is also wise to post in blogs which you have some knowledge about.<br><br>Article submission, it's easy and really effective, this article is actually written to boost my ranking for the pvmultimedia seo contest. If I wasn't participating, this article would've never been written. The good thing with article submission is that you can decide what the article is about. So in <a href="">navigate to this web-site</a> some way you control the onsite optimization of your backlink, so you can make yourself a highly onpage optimized quality backlink that is related to your contest page.<br><br>By: seo service<br><br>Article Directory:<br><br>Read About Beauty Tips Also Read About Winter Hair Problems and How To Style Curly Hair[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Texas Plumber Isn't Sure How Extremists In Syria Ended Up With His Work Truck - 20 Nov 2016 15:44


[[html]]A Texas plumber says he has no idea how his company's work truck ended up in the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="357" /><br><br>The truck, a black Ford F-250 with the logo for Texas City's Mark-1 Plumbing emblazoned on the door, appeared in a tweet posted Monday by the Ansar al-Deen Front, a jihadist group operating near Aleppo. In the photo, a man fires an anti-aircraft gun mounted to the bed of the truck, presumably where plumbing equipment used to sit.<br><br>Jeff Oberholtzer, the son of the owner of Mark-1 Plumbing, told the Texas outlet The Galveston Daily News that the company sold the truck to AutoNation in October 2013, believing the auto retailer would remove the plumbing decals — a step Oberholtzer normally does himself, but didn't do this time. He says he has no idea how the vehicle ended up in Syria.<br><br>Reached for comment by The Huffington Post on Wednesday, an AutoNation spokesman denied any direct involvement with the truck's odd destination. He said the company sent the truck to be sold at auction, and that it traded hands repeatedly before apparently ending up in Syria.<br><br>"AutoNation took the truck in a trade-in, we immediately sent it to an auction house, the auction house then took the title and sold it to a local used car dealer," he said, distancing AutoNation from the scenario. "AutoNation was nothing but the pass-through for this vehicle."<br><br>Oberholtzer told <a href="">do it yourself plumbing videos</a> media that Mark-1 has received more than a thousand calls and faxes, some of them threatening, since the Ansar al-Deen Front's tweet circulated Monday. <br><br>"We have nothing to do with terror at all," Oberholtzer told Texas news source KHOU. "To think something we would use to pull trailers, now is being used for terror, it's crazy. Never in my lifetime would think something like that."<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Janet Reno, first U.S. woman attorney general, dies at 78 | Reuters - 19 Nov 2016 22:15


[[html]]Blunt-spoken Janet Reno, who served eight years as the first woman U.S. attorney general and authorized the deadly 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian cult compound in Texas just weeks into the job, died on Monday at age 78.<br><br>Reno died in Miami of Parkinson's disease complications, according to her goddaughter, Gabrielle D'Alemberte. Reno was diagnosed with the progressive central nervous system disorder in 1995.<br><br>Reno served as the United States' top law enforcement official during Democrat Bill Clinton's presidency from 1993 to 2001, becoming the longest-tenured attorney general of the 20th century.<br><br>She authorized the seizure by federal agents in 2000 of 6-year-old Cuban shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez from relatives in Miami, as well as the government's huge antitrust case against Microsoft Corp in 1998.<br><br>"Janet Reno was an American original, a public servant whose intellect, integrity and fierce commitment to justice helped shape our nation's legal landscape," President Barack Obama said in a statement.<br><br>Clinton said on Monday, "As attorney general for all eight years of my presidency, Janet worked tirelessly to make our communities safer, protect the vulnerable, and to strike the right balance between seeking justice and avoiding abuse of power."<br><br>The former Miami prosecutor, picked by Clinton only after his first two choices for the job ran into trouble, exhibited an independent streak and a brusque manner that often upset the White House.<br><br>Reno weathered White House complaints that she was not a team player and that she sought too many special prosecutors to investigate cases, including the Whitewater affair involving the finances of the president and first lady Hillary Clinton. <br><br>WACO RAID<br><br>Reno <a href="">my blog</a> was only 38 days into the attorney general's job when she approved the April 19, 1993, FBI raid that led to the deaths of about 80 people, including many children, at the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas.<br><br>Federal agents had earlier tried to serve a warrant on the cult's leader, David Koresh, who said he was the Messiah, for stockpiling weapons. Four agents and six cult members were killed in an ensuing shootout, leading to a 51-day standoff.<br><br>With negotiations at an impasse, Reno gave the go-ahead for the raid after hearing reports of child abuse in the compound. The raid on the heavily armed cultists ended in an inferno that engulfed the site.<br><br>"I made the decision. I'm accountable. The buck stops with me," a grim-looking Reno told a news conference later.<br><br>Reno took a personal interest in the political tussle over Elian Gonzalez, the young shipwreck survivor whose mother drowned fleeing Cuba. <br><br>Reno met the boy and his Miami relatives, who battled to keep him from returning to communist Cuba, and his father and grandmothers, who wanted to raise Gonzalez in his homeland.<br><br>Reno argued that Elian belonged with his father and acted after the Miami relatives defied a U.S. government order to hand him over. She authorized armed agents to take the boy from his relatives' home in a predawn raid in April 2000 and reunite him with his father, who took him back to Cuba.<br><br>The raid infuriated members of Miami's Cuban exile community, who <a href="">Recommended Site</a> called her a "witch" and a lackey of Cuban President Fidel Castro.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>MICROSOFT ANTITRUST CASE<br><br>In 1998, Reno's Justice Department brought a <a href="">try this</a> huge antitrust case against Microsoft. Two years later, a federal judge ordered the breakup of the software giant because it had ignored his ruling that it had used unlawful monopolistic practices.<br><br>The case was settled in 2001 by the administration of President George W. Bush, Clinton's Republican successor, in terms seen as favorable to Microsoft.<br><br>Reno appeared with Clinton after the 1995 truck bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building that killed 168 people, and vowed to seek the death penalty for the perpetrators.<br><br>Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in 2001 become the first federal prisoner executed since 1963. McVeigh said he carried out the attack to punish the U.S. government for the Waco cult raid and another raid in Idaho.<br><br>Some comedians made fun of Reno during her time in office, lampooning her appearance and 6-foot-2 height (1.88-meter), among them Will Ferrell who impersonated her on "Saturday Night Live." <br><br>Shortly after leaving office, she appeared on the show next to Ferrell, both wearing identical outfits, in a sketch called "Janet Reno's Dance Party."<br><br>Reno was in the job longer than anyone except William Wirt, who held it from November 1817 until March 1829.<br><br>Reno ran for governor in Florida in 2002, but lost in the Democratic primary.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="307" /><br><br>Parkinson's disease caused trembling in her arms. "All it does is shake, and you get used to it shaking after a while," she told a TV interviewer.<br><br>Reno was born on July 21, 1938, in Miami to parents who were newspaper reporters. She attended public schools in Miami and earned a chemistry degree at Cornell University in 1960.<br><br>She received her law degree from Harvard three years later, and worked as a lawyer in Miami.<br><br>(Reporting by Will Dunham and Chris Michaud; Editing by Andrew Heavens and Jonathan Oatis)<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

'Baby Veronica' Custody Case Rages On - 19 Nov 2016 09:00


[[html]]<img src=""/><br><br>(Image Credit: Mike Simons/Tulsa World/AP Photo)<br><br>Last spring, when the Supreme Court heard a custody battle involving a young child, her biological father and an adoptive couple, Justice Sonia Sotomayor anticipated that even after the Court ruled, the heartbreaking saga would be far from over.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="381" /><br><br>Sotomayor was right.<br><br>The high court decided one aspect of "Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl" in June, but over the summer the case continued to ricochet between state supreme courts, county judges and tribal courts.<br><br>There have been extradition requests, emergency motions and gag orders, and yet the four year old child - "Baby Veronica" - is still living in legal limbo.<br><br>Sotomayor anticipated the anguish when she wrote, "However difficult it must have been for [Veronica] to leave Adoptive Couple's home when she was just over 2 years old, it <a href=""></a> will be equally devastating now, if, at the age of 3 1/2 , she is again removed from her home and sent to live halfway across the country."<br><br>The arguments before the Justices concerned the fact that the child is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Justice Anthony Kennedy had pity for lower court judges. "If we could appoint King Solomon, who was the first domestic relations judge as a special master, we would do it," he said. "But we can't," he said at oral <a href=""></a> arguments.<br><br>Back in 2008 the child's biological mother, Christy Maldonado, who is predominately Hispanic, was briefly engaged to Dusten Brown, the biological father, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation and lives in Oklahoma. By May 2009, four months before the baby was born, the relationship had soured and the mother texted Brown asking him if he would rather pay child support or relinquish his parental rights. Brown responded via text message that he relinquished his rights.<br><br>The birth mother worked with a private adoption agency and selected a non-Indian South Carolina couple , Matt and Melanie Capobianco, to adopt the baby. They were present at birth, and when the child was four months old, the Capobiancos served Brown with a notice of the pending adoption, which they believed he had a right to under federal law.<br><br>Some facts in the case are disputed, but Brown later testified that he thought he had relinquished his rights to the birth mother, not to the Capobiancos. He eventually sought custody with the help of lawyers from the Cherokee Nation.<br><br>In September 2011, when the child was two years old, a South Carolina Family Court awarded custody to Brown. At the age of 27 months the child was handed over to Brown, whom she had never met.<br><br>The decision was later affirmed by the South Carolina Supreme Court. Lawyers for Brown had argued that a federal law, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, barred the adoption of Baby Veronica.<br><br>The law was passed to halt the depletion of the tribal population at a time of rising concern that Indian children were facing child welfare practices that lead to the separation of Indian families and tribes through adoption.<br><br>The Capobiancos appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.<br><br>Justice Samuel Alito, writing for a 5-4 Court, ruled in favor of the couple in June. Alito noted that Veronica was classified as an Indian because she is 1.2% (3/265) Cherokee Indian on her father's side. But he said that Brown should not have been able to invoke the federal law in part because "he never had legal or physical custody of" Veronica. Alito noted that Brown had abandoned the child before birth.<br><br>In dissent, Justice Sotomayor said the majority "transforms a statute that was intended to provide uniform federal standards for child custody proceedings involving Indian children and their biological parents into an illogical piecemeal scheme." Sotomayor was joined in full by Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg and in part by Justice Antonin Scalia.<br><br>On July 17, the South Carolina Supreme Court cited the Supreme Court's decision and approved an order finalizing the Capobiancos' adoption of Veronica.<br><br>The Cherokee Nation released a statement saying it was "gravely disappointed" that the South Carolina Supreme Court had refused a request to hold a new "best interests" hearing for Veronica.<br><br>"This child has been living in a healthy, loving and nurturing home with her father and stepmother for more than a year and a half. She is surrounded by a loving extended family, which includes her grandparents, sister and cousins. Dusten has always been found to be a fit and loving father, yet the South Carolina Supreme Court considered none of these factors, including the father/daughter bond they have developed over the last 19 months," said Cherokee Nation Assistant Attorney General Chrissi Nimmo in a statement on the Cherokee Nation website.<br><br>As Brown and his attorneys continued to fight the decision on jurisdictional issues, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a warrant for Brown's extradition to face custodial interference charges in South Carolina. Oklahoma's Gov. Mary Fallin signed the request on Sept. 4.<br><br>In a statement, Fallin said that she didn't sign the request immediately because her goal had been to encourage Brown and the Capobianco family to reach a quick settlement.<br><br>"Unfortunately, it has become clear that Dusten Brown is not acting in good faith," Fallin said. "He is acting in open violation of both Oklahoma and South Carolina courts, which have granted custody of Veronica to the Capobiancos. Finally, he has cut off negotiations with the Capobiancos and shown no interest in pursuing any other course than yet another lengthy legal battle."<br><br>Pursuant to the extradition request, Brown gave himself up to authorities at Sequoyah County jail, but a judge released him on bond. His lawyers told local reporters at the time that Fallin misunderstood the facts.<br><br>It has at times been difficult to follow the case because motions have been filed in different jurisdictions, many filings are under seal and there has been a gag order imposed on certain aspects of the case.<br><br>For now, according to a one-line sentence in the docket, the Oklahoma Supreme Court is allowing Brown to keep the child.<br><br>Michael Overall of the Tulsa World estimates the case has spanned three counties, the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the tribal court.<br><br>The fact that the tribal court is involved could complicate the claims, according to Robert Anderson, an American Indian law expert at the University of Washington Law School.<br><br>"If the birth father and his wife acquiesce in the Oklahoma state court's jurisdiction over the matter, then the Oklahoma court will have the final word with respect to the validity of the South Carolina court's order. On the other hand, if the Cherokee Nation courts were to assert jurisdiction based on the child's domicile in the Cherokee Nation's territory, it's possible that the federal courts would need to get involved to determine the relative bounds of tribal and state jurisdiction as a matter of federal law."<br><br>Anderson says, "American Indian law is an exceedingly complex area, and this case is a difficult one within this web of tribal law, state law and federal common law."<br><br>On Tuesday, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, weighed in with a statement.<br><br>"Veronica's human rights as a child and as a member of the Cherokee Nation, and indigenous people, should be fully and adequately considered in the ongoing judicial and <a href=""></a> administrative proceedings that will determine her future upbringing," Mr. Anaya said. "The individual and collective rights of all indigenous children, their families and indigenous people must be protected throughout the United States."<br><br>The statement provoked a response from Lori Alvino McGill, a lawyer for the Capobiancos. She said that while Anaya is entitled to his opinion, any further court proceedings about Veronica's custody are "governed by the laws of the United States, including the U.S. Constitution."<br><br>"Under those laws, Matt and Melanie are Veronica's parents, period-and she has a right to be returned to their care, custody and companionship," says McGill. She notes that there have been court-ordered visitations occurring recently that have allowed Veronica time with the Capobiancos.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>"Our legal system does not permit losing litigants to hop from state to state to relitigate cases that they lose, even when those cases involve the adoption of a small child," McGill said.<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

How to Make Money Off Family Recipes Video - 05 Nov 2016 23:25


[[html]]Transcript for How to Make Money Off Family Recipes<br><br>The next time dinner on the table seems like an insurmountable challenge, think about this. There are home chefs out there who are making tons of dough right now through their own recipes. They say you don't need any fancy trick, no fancy connections, just some creativity. So how exactly do they do this? And can you do it, too? . Reporter: Tina barelli is a mom of two, a substitute teacher, and a millionaire. I won $1 million. Reporter: There's that giant $1 million check hanging right above her washer and dryer. If you like to cook and if you like food and if you're creative, you can do this. Reporter: And make a bit of money? I was trying to figure out how to bring a little money into the house. Reporter: You husband must have been thrilled with you. I don't think he expected <a href="">va home loans</a> me to win. I didn't expect me to win. It's amazing. Especially in these times that we're in. Reporter: It's all part of a cooking renaissance. Fuelled by TV shows like "Top chef." And best selling cookbooks by celebrity chefs. Cooking has become big business. But it's not just celebrities cashing in. Tina's recipe for success, she entered a recipe contest and won. And not only that, she's won smaller cash prizes such as free groceries. Now she's working on a top secret pizza recipe that could win her a trip to Italy. Do you think it's realistic that other stay at home moms or even people with a full-time job could actually enter contests? Yeah. I'm just your total Normal, you know, mom and I do my laundry and, you know, this is just making dinner for the family, but in a creative way. Reporter: Big brands like Pillsbury, Betty crocker, even lays potato chips put on <a href="">va home loan calculator</a> these contests to hype up new products and give shoppers ideas how to use familiar products in new ways. Cooking scour the net and send members the biggest contests. Christina runs the site and says there are more than 500 contests and $3 million in cash and prizes just waiting to be won every year. There's a lot to be won out there. You've just got to go claim your piece of pie. And do you ever wonder how those celebrity chefs come up with all those recipes in the cookbooks? Sometimes they don't. I'm just going to mix a little bit of this stuff together. Reporter: Denise says she's a cookbook ghost writer. She writes, develops and photographs some of the recipes. Gorgeous. Reporter: The secret is out. She charges between $200 and $400 Peres pea. — Per recipe. Why does a celebrity hire someone else to write their recipes? Many reasons. They don't have time to write their own. Two, they are the brand and they are very busy selling the brand. You know, they don't have any extra time. Reporter: She won't divulge most of her client, but one who stepped forward, Suzanne somers. But ghost writing may not be as easy as you think. Meet former ghost writer and new York times dining reporter, Julian moskin. A goal writer is someone who is able to efface themselves. You don't have a voice. You're a mouthpiece for the person. Reporter: Vivaldo's secret on how to get your name out there for the stars to find? Create a food blog, complete with recipes and photos and market it to publishers. She says it worked for her. No one is more surprised by my success than me. Reporter: Her tip for culinary success? . What makes a winning recipe is pretty much what people already know how to do but just a little bit of a tweak that comes with knowledge and comes from having done it for years. Reporter: Another way to make money, come up with a new product. Erica has a secret sauce — a kech-up alternative made from fruits instead of tomatoes called what else? Not ketchup. My kid's favorite is definitely the cherry chipotle. It has a little spice to it. Reporter: She packages and ships right from her home. Loading up her van, proudly displaying her logo on the side. Traveling grocery store to grocery store selling it. She's in in talks with a big box retailer to sell not ketchup nationwide. But her goal — I want to be on Oprah's favorite things loos list. If you're watching, I'm out there. Reporter: The fun comes from trying the recipes ourselves. As for making a living out of creating recipes? In the real world, it's difficult for a housewife or a guy with a grilling recipe to earn money winning contests. I think a few people can make a living by entering contests, but they need to be people willing to do the spread sheets with the deadlines and to track all of the ingredients that they need for each recipe. Reporter: But the even harder part? Facing a tough panel of critics. Your family. Up with, two, three. Reporter: The verdict? It's good. It's good. I wouldn't change anything. I like it a lot. Reporter: The sweet taste of victory. 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Accounting Journal Entry....little help...? | Yahoo Answers - 05 Nov 2016 13:41


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Grand Rapids - grand furniture. - 03 Nov 2016 16:41


[[html]]Grand Rapids - which proudly calls itself the "Furniture Capital<br><br>of America" - is named for the rapids on the Grand River, which<br><br>drop the river a distance of 8 feet at that location before sending it<br><br>on another 25 miles to Lake Michigan. The point at which it was founded<br><br>was the best place to ford the river, first by Indians, then by<br><br>pioneers, finally by roads. The river has a wide floodplain, on which<br><br>development first occurred. Today's downtown area in the floodplain<br><br>is protected by concrete walls that keep the river within its bounds.<br><br>The river as transportation and the great forests of Michigan as a<br><br>material source, replacing the depleted eastern forests, were all that<br><br>was needed to set Grand Rapids on a course that would take it to world<br><br>fame as "Furniture City."<br><br>The ancient forests of the upper Midwest were ignored until those of&#13;<br><br>the northern East Coast were almost used up. Then it was discovered that&#13;<br><br>Grand Rapids lies directly on the dividing line between northern&#13;<br><br>softwoods and southern hardwoods. Here, furniture makers had great&#13;<br><br>choice in the woods to use - oak, maple, basswood, walnut, ash, beech,&#13;<br><br>and pine.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>By 1850, there were almost 600 sawmills in the state, and vast&#13;<br><br>quantities of the cut logs were floated down the Grand River <a href="">go</a> to Grand&#13;<br><br>Rapids. Less-than-honest sawmill owners often snatched from the river&#13;<br><br>logs that weren't theirs, a theft call hogging - very different&#13;<br><br>from the "hogging" in today's furniture factories. Those&#13;<br><br>600 sawmills were just the beginning. From 1870 to 1890, timber was cut&#13;<br><br>at the rate of 33,000 acres a year.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Beds, coffins, and innovation<br><br>As was usual in any developing community, infant Grand Rapids had&#13;<br><br>several cabinetmaking shops. Premier among them, around 1836, was the&#13;<br><br>shop of William Haldane. More commonly known as Deacon Haldane, he&#13;<br><br>produced both beds and coffins - two items of equal importance in a&#13;<br><br>frontier community. Haldane and other newcomers hailed from New England,&#13;<br><br>especially the Boston area, where furniture-making was in full flourish.&#13;<br><br>In Michigan, they found themselves surrounded by great forests, with a&#13;<br><br>convenient power source in the river's falls and a ready market in&#13;<br><br>their growing community.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Although their firms did not last, David Wooster, Zephaniah Adams,&#13;<br><br>and John L. Smith were pioneers in using the river. Their chair-making&#13;<br><br>shop was powered by the falls on the adjacent river.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Making the assumption that an industry cannot be founded until the&#13;<br><br>company, or companies, comprising it sell beyond their local community,&#13;<br><br>the founding business in what became the Grand Rapids furniture industry&#13;<br><br>was a partnership of William Powers with E. M. Ball. Ball was a&#13;<br><br>schoolteacher from New Hampshire who showed up in 1849 with money to&#13;<br><br>start a business, just as Powers was in serious need of funds to expand.&#13;<br><br>Within only a few months, their lumber and furniture-making business was&#13;<br><br>supplying a large order for chairs to be delivered to Chicago. They also&#13;<br><br>opened a showroom-retail store in downtown Grand Rapids.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>The Powers and Ball factory was powered by steam power <a href="">straight from the source</a> and had a&#13;<br><br>belt-driven circular saw. It employed more than 30 men. Ball, fascinated&#13;<br><br>by the whole process, wrote home that the factory was so efficient at&#13;<br><br>making Windsor chairs that, "We can, almost as it were, throw whole&#13;<br><br>trees into the hopper and <a href="">go now</a> grind out chairs ready for use."&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>As entrepreneurs saw the success of Powers and Ball, they, too, began&#13;<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="359" /><br><br>small furniture-making companies. In 1854, William Haldane took on a&#13;<br><br>partner from New Hampshire, E. W. Winchester. But apparently the&#13;<br><br>relationship was just a holding pattern for Winchester because when his&#13;<br><br>brother arrived the following year, the two formed Winchester Brothers.&#13;<br><br>Haldane later took on another parmer named Abbott.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>The Winchesters failed to survive the recession of 1857 and their&#13;<br><br>assets went into the hands of C. C. Comstock, a lumber merchant. He&#13;<br><br>didn't succeed in selling the company, and so had to make the&#13;<br><br>company succeed instead. One move responsible for his success was the&#13;<br><br>opening of Grand Rapids' first distant showroom, located at Peoria,&#13;<br><br>Illinois, in 1861, followed quickly by one at St. Louis, Missouri.&#13;<br><br>Comstock's enterprise eventually turned into the Nelson-Matter Co.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>In 1856, George Widdicomb arrived from England, with four eager sons.<br><br>George worked in the Winchester Brothers factory for a year and then<br><br>opened his own firm, with his sons supplying the labor. Soon thereafter,<br><br>William A. Berkey also arrived in town with his brother, Julius.<br><br>Although William opened a millwork shop, brother Julius used a corner of<br><br>the shop to make tables and start the furniture enterprise that soon<br><br>became Berkey and Gay, a major player on the national furniture scene<br><br>for the next 80 years.<br><br>Grand Rapids was not just making furniture. It was also making the&#13;<br><br>machinery to make furniture - an important factor in the city's&#13;<br><br>becoming a vital location in furniture history. Grand Rapids Iron Works and the Valley City Foundry Co. were important sources of machinery. And&#13;<br><br>when a railroad - the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee, later called&#13;<br><br>the Grand Trunk - finally found its way to Grand Rapids in 1858,&#13;<br><br>industry finally had reliable, year-round transportation. In addition,&#13;<br><br>after false starts by other people, Grand Rapids residents A. D. Linn and Z. Clark Thwing developed the first successful kiln-drying&#13;<br><br>apparatus. The city was beginning to grow as a furniture center,&#13;<br><br>prepared to distribute its products to the entire Midwest.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Many other furniture companies were started. Not all succeeded,&#13;<br><br>however. Some were brought down by inadequate financing, which made them&#13;<br><br>fail during the Depression of 1873. One company that struggled for the&#13;<br><br>first few years but finally lived up to its prospectus was the Grand&#13;<br><br>Rapids Chair Co., founded by C. C. Comstock and his colleagues to&#13;<br><br>produce nothing but chairs.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>"Furniture City"&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>In 1876, three major companies sent special star products to the&#13;<br><br>Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Berkey and Gay, Nelson, Matter,&#13;<br><br>and Phoenix Furniture Company all won medals for their spectacular&#13;<br><br>entries. Nelson, Matter's three-piece suite consisted of an&#13;<br><br>incredible 6,000 pieces of six different kinds of wood.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Proudly, the Centennial Exposition medallists opened showrooms in New&#13;<br><br>York City. The name "Grand Rapids" began to be synonymous with&#13;<br><br>"furniture."&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Drawn by the national recognition the city was receiving, buyers&#13;<br><br>began making the trip to Grand Rapids to select their purchases on site.&#13;<br><br>Although annual sales events may have started earlier, the first&#13;<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>recognized furniture market was opened in December of 1878. At that&#13;<br><br>time, Berkey and Gay held a widely advertised auction of its goods,&#13;<br><br>drawing buyers from all over. Other manufacturers, recognizing the&#13;<br><br>opportunity, held their own sales.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Within a few short years, manufacturers from other parts of the&#13;<br><br>country began to take advantage of the Grand Rapids market and rented&#13;<br><br>exhibit space of their own. Eventually the market became a semi-annual&#13;<br><br>routine lasting several weeks each January and July. When rental space&#13;<br><br>ran out, the Waters-Klingman Building, with 8 acres of floor space, was&#13;<br><br>built specifically for furniture showrooms.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Starting about 1880, when Stow-Davis opened its doors, the production&#13;<br><br>of office furniture developed side by side with home furniture. Many of&#13;<br><br>the classic metal-legged classroom desks with wood tops that generations&#13;<br><br>of children etched their initials in came from the factory of the Grand&#13;<br><br>Rapids School Furniture Co., known today as American Seating Co. Today,&#13;<br><br>Grand Rapids is still the headquarters of the institutional and office&#13;<br><br>furniture business.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>In 1883, after heavy rains, the flooding Grand River let loose its&#13;<br><br>vast load of logs. They smashed into the growing city's <a href="">read here</a> downtown&#13;<br><br>area, crushing buildings, tearing apart three bridges and generally&#13;<br><br>wreaking havoc. The damage did not last long, however, and by 1890,&#13;<br><br>Grand Rapids had 31 functioning furniture companies employing more than&#13;<br><br>4,000 people and selling more than $6 million a year.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>The wood supply still appeared to be endless. In 1889, Michigan led&#13;<br><br>all the states in the production of lumber, mainly white pine. In that&#13;<br><br>year, Michigan produced 4.3 million feet, compared with Wisconsin's&#13;<br><br>2.9 million and Pennsylvania's 2.1 million feet. But the end of&#13;<br><br>easy access to timber was just around the corner.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>By the time that Wood &amp; Wood Products' forerunner was&#13;<br><br>started in 1896, Grand Rapids furniture makers had weathered a&#13;<br><br>three-year depression and were having to buy their wood from distant&#13;<br><br>sources. In some ways, North Carolina, with its unexploited timber&#13;<br><br>supplies, was about to gain prominence. Even so, the heyday of Grand&#13;<br><br>Rapids was just beginning.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>RELATED ARTICLE:&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>In 1922, a small pamphlet called Reflections Commemorating Fifty&#13;<br><br>Years' Progress in the Making of Fine Furniture by the Grand Rapids&#13;<br><br>Chair Co. related the history of furniture to the history of human&#13;<br><br>aspiration and pride. It concluded with the philosophy of E. H. Foote,&#13;<br><br>its general manager for more than forty years. He said that the company,&#13;<br><br>"… has made about all the mistakes that any human organization&#13;<br><br>could possibly make in the course of 50 years, but they were honest&#13;<br><br>mistakes for which it has paid in experience and cost. It has&#13;<br><br>overestimated and under-estimated public demands, it has over-sold and&#13;<br><br>under-sold its products, but down through the years it has learned that&#13;<br><br>quality furniture produced to meet average means, furniture that will&#13;<br><br>perform what is expected of it, that will give comfort to the user and&#13;<br><br>lend enchantment to the home, cannot be compromised. Wherever it goes,&#13;<br><br>furniture is either a credit or a discredit to its maker. It is its own&#13;<br><br>best salesman, and the problem before the modern manufacturer of good&#13;<br><br>furniture is how best he can live up to and, if possible, improve upon,&#13;<br><br>that which he has already produced."&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>RELATED ARTICLE: WOOD FOR THOUGHT&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>An early issue of Popular Mechanics magazine pictured an attractive&#13;<br><br>baby crib made from a wooden barrel. The barrel was cut in half&#13;<br><br>lengthwise to a point just below the second hoop, leaving a canopy over&#13;<br><br>the baby's head. Staves were painted white and the hoops black, and&#13;<br><br>the barrel was bolted to a wooden frame.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>RELATED ARTICLE: WOOD FOR THOUGHT&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>In 1900, Thonet Brothers in Austria, producer of Thonet bentwood&#13;<br><br>chairs, was producing 15,000 pieces a day, mostly chairs. The simplest&#13;<br><br>Thonet bentwood design chair sold 50 million copies between 1859 and&#13;<br><br>1930, many of them as ready-to-assemble kits. The Thonet patent ran out&#13;<br><br>in 1869.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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[[html]]<img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="372" /><br><br>That crystal morning, snow over snow: in capital cities they might&#13;<br><br>be ashamed of it. That conference of birds, and light upon water, the&#13;<br><br>parliament of dreams that knows no fear of getting old, and she, alone&#13;<br><br>this winter morning, her face that sees itself within a flower etched by&#13;<br><br>ice along the glass, her reflection thawing and piercing the window: is&#13;<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>she really so strange? Outside, her shadow sputters again like a match&#13;<br><br>refusing gravity and singe. In the vast expanse of frost and worry, not&#13;<br><br>even a minute to think, she was the one with the courage to disobey&#13;<br><br>silence, disobey orders, she could not be voted down and said: Look, in&#13;<br><br>the shallows of this <a href=""></a> common river the Black Sea claims as its own, fish&#13;<br><br>still wriggle out of a boy's hands, tracing a nearly perfect arc,&#13;<br><br>and with them everything that flows, everything that falls, rushes&#13;<br><br>without reason as one's childhood rushes by— look: we are not a&#13;<br><br>wall but a shutter some far-off god is opening halfway. &#13;<br><br>Translated from the Slovenian by Andrew Zawacki and the Author&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Winner of the Slovenian National Book Award and other honors, ALE&#13;<br><br>DEBELJAK is a poet, cultural critic, and translator whose books have&#13;<br><br>appeared in over a dozen languages. His poetry volumes in English are&#13;<br><br>The City and the Child (White Pine, 1999), Dictionary of Silence (Lumen,&#13;<br><br>1999), and Anxious Moments (White Pine, 1994), and his most recent&#13;<br><br>scholarly work is The Hidden Handshake: National Identity and Europe in&#13;<br><br>the Post-Communist World (Rowman &amp; Littlefield, 2004). He directs&#13;<br><br>the Center for Cultural and Religious Studies at the University of&#13;<br><br>Ljubljana.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>ANDREW ZAWACKI is the author of two poetry books, Anabranch&#13;<br><br>(Wesleyan, 2004) and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia, 2002). Coeditor of&#13;<br><br>Verse and of The Verse Book of Interviews (Verse, 2005), he also edited&#13;<br><br>Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine, 1997).&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>COPYRIGHT <a href=""></a> 2008 World Poetry, Inc.<br><br>&#13;<br><br>No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.&#13;<br><br>Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.<br><br><a href=''></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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