HABS Fly-through of Historic Main Hospital Buildings at Ellis Island, New York

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This animated fly-through of the Main Hospital Buildings is comprised of data from more than 180 individual laser scan stations, combined and textured with HDR panoramic photograph data. The rendering of more than 1.7 billion data points was done using Pointools point cloud animation software.

During the summer 2014, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) produced documentation of the historic Ellis Island Hospital complex at Ellis Island, New York. The documentation consisted of measured drawings, large-format photographs and a historical report for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection in the Library of Congress. HABS utilized a high-definition laser scanner, in addition to hand-drawn field notes, and hand-measuring to obtain information needed to produce existing conditions measured drawings of the hospital. This short animation shows the 3-D point cloud model produced from the laser scanner data.

Ellis Island is an interlocking series of three mostly man-made islands in New York Harbor. It was home to the preeminent U.S. Immigration Station from 1892 to 1954. The original natural island was expanded to become Island 1, which holds the Main Immigration Building and was the primary site of immigration inspection and processing. In the first decade of the 20th century, Islands 2 and 3 were created to house U.S. Public Health Service hospitals. Originally the three islands were only connected via a narrow strip of land or a wood gangway on the northwest, with basins for ferry docking separating the Immigration Station and the hospital complexes. A significant amount of Ellis Island’s land is covered in large-scale buildings, making the buildings themselves one of the primary landscape features.

See photographs of the HABS documentation team working in the Hospital Complex at

View all of the HABS/HAER/HALS documentation of Ellis Island in the Library of Congress at

Learn more about Ellis Island at and the Historic American Building Survey

This video was produced by HABS Architect Paul Davidson and contains no spoken word.

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Sue Cuevas: Nueva Esperanza Community Credit Union – Toledo, Ohio

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Sue Cuevas es la Presidenta / CEO de “Nueva Esperanza Community Credit Union” y fue entrevistada por Lorena Mora-Mowry para conocer sobre la primera cooperativa de crédito Latino en el estado de Ohio y la tercera en los Estados Unidos. Sue nació en Wauseon, Ohio y estudió Contabilidad en Youngstown, trabajó por muchos años en bancos y vio las pocas oportunidades que se le daban a los hispanos para obtener préstamos. En el 2011, comenzó junto con siete miembros de la junta directiva la “Nueva Esperanza Community Credit Union” en Toledo, Ohio y ahora cuenta con más de 600 miembros más de 700 mil dólares en prestamos y tiene un crecimiento anual de 80%. Pueden contactar a Sue Cuevas es la President/CEO NMLS # 1072099 – Nueva Esperanza Community Credit Union, 1st Latino Credit Union in the state of Ohio, 1232 Broadway St., Toledo, OH 43609, Ph: 419-720-9530 – Celebrando el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana 2014.

Northwest Wisconsin FM Bandscan 1 of 2 – July 14, 2018

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This scan takes me to a new place in my favourite state! These scans were shot near Webster, Wisconsin, about an hour south of Duluth/Superior and 2 hours northeast of the Twin Cities. This particular scan was shot in the evening time, and some different stations came in compared to the morning scan the next day. All COLs with states will be in the descriptions (with the exception of Duluth, Minneapolis and St. Paul (in Minnesota) and Superior (in Wisconsin)).

As for all of my bandscan videos, this is for nonprofit, educational purposes only per fair use policy.

88.3-(Faintly) WHWC/Menomonie, WI
88.9-WOJB/Reserve, WI
89.9-WHSA/Brule, WI
90.3-KMKL/North Branch, MN
91.9-WINH/Hinckley, MN
92.3-WRLS/Hayward, WI
92.7-W224DN/Shell Lake, WI (tx for WXNK-AM 940)
93.3-Either KBLB/Nisswa, MN or WBSZ/Ashland, WI
93.7-(Faintly) KXXR/Minneapolis
93.9-(Faintly) WTBX/Hibbing, MN
94.5-KSTP-FM/St. Paul tried to sneak in
96.1-WJMC-FM/Rice Lake, WI
96.5-WKLK/Cloquet, MN
96.9-W245CT/Hayward, WI (tx for WCBN-AM 910)
97.7-WAQE-FM/Barron, WI
97.9-Didn’t catch it on this scan, but did get KFNW-FM/Fargo faintly a few hours later.
98.1-(Faintly) WWJO/St. Cloud, MN
99.1-WKFX/Rice Lake, WI
100.5-WSCN/Cloquet, MN
101.1-WHSM-FM/Hayward, WI
101.5-(Faintly) KFGI/Crosby, MN
102.9-(Faintly) KMNB/Minneapolis
103.7-(Faintly) KKBJ/Bemidji, MN
104.1-KZJK/St. Louis Park, MN
104.3-KZIO/Two Harbors, MN
104.5-(Faintly) WAXX/Eau Claire, WI
104.9-WLMX/Balsam Lake, WI
105.7-WXCX/Siren, WI
106.3-WPLT/Sarona, WI
106.7-WATQ/Chetek, WI
106.9-(Faintly) Cross between KROC-FM/Rochester, MN and WMOZ/Moose Creek, WI
107.3-(Faintly) WNXR/Iron River, WI
107.7-KBMX/Proctor, MN
107.9-KQQL/Anoka, MN

St. Peter’s Church, Staten Island, NY Filmed with a DJI Phantom 2 Vision +

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St. Peters Church, New Brighton, Staten Island, NY Built in 1903 Background music by the St. Peter’s Choir composed of 30 boys and 30 men under the direction of Choirmaster & Organist Edward Morand. “Gloria” from the mass of St. Joan of Arc, Recorded in 1963

Amway MLM | Glen Woodfin Reaches Pearl Level in Network Marketing

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Glen Woodfin earns Amway Pearl Pin at the New Orleans Marriott in 1994. Here are his thoughts on building his Amway multi-level marketing business to the Pearl level which means he had 3 separate legs reach the Direct Distributor level. Glen also qualified as a Ruby Direct Distributor earlier which means he personally maintained double Direct Distributor volume in PV.

Glen Woodfin qualified for the Q-12 trip that Amway Corporation sponsors a vacation for those that qualify as a Profit Sharing Direct Distributor for 12 months out of the year. The first year he qualified, they awarded him a trip to Las Vegas and had a bonus of $10,000 in his mailbox when he returned home. He joked saying it was a good thing they gave him the check after his trip to Vegas or it could have been dangerous to have that in your hands while walking through casinos.

They also provided during other years, two trips to Orlando, FL, one in San Diego, CA and another in Palm Springs, CA. He says Amway really treats you like royalty on those trips.

Glen wishes to thank Bubba and Sandy Pratt, his upline Diamond Direct Distributors from Gainesville, FL for believing in him and being lifelong friends.

Glen got started in mlm as a teenager at 16 years old with the Shaklee Corporation. He he had a swimming pool membership at a local hotel and had been exposed to bootleg copies of Zig Ziglar and Norman Vincent Peale from a high school pen pal named Gayla Davis. She went to a church led by Marvin Phillips who had recently made a life change after being exposed to “The Power of Positive Thinking”. He realized he had focused on negative aspects of changing lives yet his message lacked belief in people and his sermons were legalistic. With his new perspective on life, his Garnett Road Church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma exploded with new attendees and possibilities.

Marvin Phillips started a library of cassette tapes at the church which he made available to attendees. When Glen went to a large convention that the church held every year, he drove to Oklahoma from Florida and upon arrival, Gayla shared the recordings with him.

Returning to Florida, Glen took his cassette player with him everwhere he went…even the hotel pool. Patty & Webb Colemant had just got back from a Shaklee convention and were sunning themselves by the same pool where Glen was listening to Zig Ziglar. They reached out to him to tell him about the Shaklee mlm opportunity and Glen got in a couple of days later.

Glen was amazed to see that the Shaklee Coordinators were running a comlete store out of their home. “It smelled so good compared to the grocery store isles,” says Glen.

Glen lacked confidence and only felt comfortable talking to other teenagers. So, he only sponsored his next door neighbor, Lamar Burnham. Eventually, Glen got off track, but through this experience, he learned that it was possible to start from nothing and run a lucrative business right from one’s home. This created a burn that he too one day would be able to be your own boss and work from home.

Years later, Glen was selling cable services door to door and thought to himself, would be just as easy to do this for himself in the Shaklee business once again. He tried to find Patty and Webb, but someone told him, they had moved. Glen Woodfin looked in the phone book for a Shaklee representative and found a down to earth couple that ran a similar operation out of their home. Glen called them at 10 pm that night which was past their bedtime. Upon answering the phone so late, Glen said he wanted to get in again and could they sign him up immediately. A couple of months later, Glen reach the Supervisor level and was making about $1000 a month on the side, but once again, Glen faded not knowing how to grow his business consistently by design.

Glen was exposed to Amway while selling cars at a Honda dealership. A fellow salesman shared Amway tapes with him and after a week, he was ready to get started.

Wooodfin became a fulltime Amway distributor for 10 years reaching Direct Distributor, PSDD, Ruby and Pearl. He says the biggest benefit was that Amway was the ultimate training ground to build confidence and public speaking.

Glen Woodfin’s 24 hour voicemail is: 206-202-8023 or you can email him at:

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St. Mary’s Church, Potsdam New York – Historic Renovation

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After 100 years of serving as a place of worship and community, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potsdam, NY, was in need of renovation. “The windows had deteriorated a fair amount,” commented architect Jerry MacNeil of Jerry MacNeil Architects Limited. As specialists in the replacement of historical architectural millwork, his firm was the ideal choice to take on the large Gothic Revival window replacements; partnering with them was Marvin® Signature Services. “We have worked with Marvin for over 16 years, and we’ve found that they’re not afraid to take on projects that others will shy away from doing.”

Strom Thurmond | Wikipedia audio article

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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
Strom Thurmond

00:03:20 1 Early life and education
00:05:06 2 Early career
00:07:18 2.1 World War II
00:08:14 2.2 Governor of South Carolina
00:09:38 2.3 Run for President
00:13:35 2.4 Early runs for Senate
00:15:07 3 Elected to the Senate and 1950s
00:19:22 3.1 iBrown v. Board of Education/i
00:20:31 4 1960s
00:22:23 4.1 Kennedy administration
00:28:14 4.2 Johnson administration
00:33:17 4.2.1 1964 presidential election and party switch
00:34:20 4.2.2 Supreme Court
00:38:00 4.2.3 1968 presidential election
00:40:58 4.2.4 1966 re-election campaign
00:41:43 5 1970s
00:46:31 5.1 Domestic policy
01:00:24 5.2 Foreign policy
01:06:23 5.3 Nixon resignation
01:08:40 5.4 Carter nominees
01:09:49 5.5 1978 re-election campaign
01:11:26 5.6 1980 presidential election
01:14:41 5.7 Post-1970 views regarding race
01:16:22 6 1980s
01:20:53 6.1 Domestic policy
01:29:50 6.2 Anti-crime and drug policies
01:34:08 6.3 Reagan nominees
01:38:13 6.4 Foreign policy
01:42:02 6.5 1984 re-election campaign
01:43:38 6.6 Antonin Scalia nomination
01:44:58 7 1990s and 2000s
01:48:18 7.1 1990 re-election campaign
01:48:59 7.2 Clarence Thomas nomination
01:50:18 7.3 Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee
01:53:12 7.4 1996 re-election campaign
01:54:05 7.5 Last term
01:57:44 8 Personal life
01:57:53 8.1 Marriages and children
02:00:26 8.2 First daughter
02:02:30 9 Death
02:03:10 10 Electoral history
02:03:20 11 Legacy
02:06:36 12 See also

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
– Socrates

James Strom Thurmond Sr. (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party candidate, receiving 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Southern Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican.
A magnet for controversy during his nearly half-century Senate career, Thurmond switched parties because of his support for the conservatism of the Republican presidential candidate Senator Barry Goldwater. In the months before switching, he had “been critical of the Democratic Administration for … enactment of the Civil Rights Law”, while Goldwater “boasted of his opposition to the Civil Rights Act, and made it part of his platform.” Thurmond left office as the only member of either chamber of Congress to reach the age of 100 while still in office, and as the oldest-serving and longest-serving senator in U.S. history (although he was later surpassed in the latter by Robert Byrd and Daniel Inouye). Thurmond holds the record as the longest-serving member of Congress to serve exclusively in the Senate. He is also the longest-serving Republican member of Congress in U.S. history. At 14 years, he was also the longest-serving Dean of the United States Senate in U.S. history.
In opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, he conducted the longest speaking filibuster ever by a lone senator, at 24 hours and 18 minutes in length, nonstop. In the 1960s, he opposed the civil rights legislation of 1964 and 1965 to end segregation and enforce the constitutional rights of African-American citizens, including basic suffrage. Despite being a pro-segregation Dixiecrat, he insisted he was not a racist, but was opposed to excessive federal authority, which he attributed to Communist agitators.Starting in the 1970s, he moderated his position on race, but continued to defend his early segregationist campaigns on the basis of states’ rights in the context of Southern society at the time. He never fully renounced his earlier positions.Six months after Thurmond died at the age of 100 in 2003, his mixed-race, then 78-year-old daughter Essie Mae Washington-Williams (1925–2013) revealed he was her father. Her mother Carrie Butler (1909–1948) had been working as his family’s maid, and was either 15 or 16 years old when a 22-year-old Thurmond …

J.D. Greear on the Importance of Investing in Marriage – RightNow Media

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Are you taking time to invest daily in the health, both spiritual and physical of your marriage. JD Greear has some great insight on the importance of nurturing your marriage.

About JD:
J.D. Greear is the lead pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, NC and author of Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (2011) and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved (2013). Two main things characterize The Summit Church: its gospel focus and sending culture. The gospel is not merely the diving board off of which we jump into the pool of Christianity, it’s also the pool itself. Joy, reckless generosity, and audacious faith all come by learning more about God’s extravagant love found in Christ.

God has blessed The Summit Church with tremendous growth. Under J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of nearly 8,000, making it one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America” for several years running.

J.D. has also led the Summit to further the kingdom of God by pursuing a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050. In the last ten years, the church has sent out more than 300 people to serve on church planting teams, both domestically and internationally. J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also a faculty member, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Having lived serving among Muslims, he has a burden to see them, as well as every nation on earth, come to know and love the salvation of God in Christ.

He and his beautiful wife Veronica live in Raleigh, NC and are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.