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Clark

1. Helen. born 1950, New Zealand politician; Labour prime minister from 1999
2. James, known as Jim. 1936--68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
3. Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903--83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
4. William. 1770--1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804--06) with Meriwether Lewis

Clark

 

a family of American opticians and amateur astronomers; including Alvan Clark (born Mar. 8, 1804, in Ashfield, Mass.; died Aug. 19, 1887, in Cambridge, Mass.) and his sons George (born in 1827; died in 1891) and Alvan Graham (born July 10, 1832, in Fall River, Mass.; died June 9, 1897, in Cambridge, Mass.).

The Clarks discovered many double stars, including the companion of Sirius. The Clarks’ largest refractors are in the U.S. Naval Observatory (refractor made in 1873; diameter of the objective, 66 cm), the Pulkovo Observatory (1885; diameter, 76 cm), the Lick Observatory (1888; diameter, 91 cm), and the Yerkes Observatory (1896; diameter, 102 cm).

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Bereft of any foundation in universal rationality or objective science, Clark reassures us, humanism will discover its agendum to be unchanged: "to create the best solution to the human predicament" that humanists can devise.
A doctor in New York even offered to give the boys complete blood transfusions to get rid of the bad metals in their blood - for only $20,000 per boy,'' Clark said.
Because they were used to seeing Clark with a camera in his hands, when he returned from Milwaukee in 1962 and began using it on them his friends didn't question it.
At some point, Clark learned that Lewis was, in fact, writing a book about him.
By going public with her personal struggle, Clark hopes to draw attention to a larger issue: Until gay families are recognized by the courts, how can lesbians and gay men resolve the legal conflicts that inevitably arise?
Clark said he took her cell phone and some of her clothes as ``mementos'' though he denied raping the girl, saying only that he placed his genitals against hers, O'Quinn testified.
Clark had been one of the most pivotal figures in the landmark 1954 United States Supreme Court Brown v.
Then Clark turned into the path of a cement truck, causing an accident.
What's billed as a Clark retrospective at the ICP stumbles around a programmatic, chronological curation of what were (at least until his landmark show at Luhring Augustine in 1992) not printed but rather published projects, spotlighting a more tractable and less radical artist than Clark's ever really been.
In Brian Hall's beautifully written 2003 novel about the expedition, I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, the heterosexual author makes a case that one of the causes for Lewis's suicide in 1809 at the age of 35 was that after Clark married a woman named Julia, his farmer partner felt bereft.
At the outset, In Search of York promises to "rescue" York, an enslaved body servant belonging to William Clark from historical obscurity and mistreatment.