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Martha Stewart pays a call on famed Pewabic Pottery - Detroit Free Press
It's no secret, Martha Stewart is a huge fan of Detroit's Pewabic Pottery. And while in town last week to speak at an InForum luncheon, Stewart made it a point to stop in the east side shop. "It's a historic and beautiful business that has continued to...
Martha Lee Duzan - Mansfield News Journal
OLMSTED FALLS: Martha Lee Duzan, resident of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, resided in Mansfield, OH for 27 years. Martha passed away after a short residency at Riverview Point Care Center in Olmsted Falls. Martha earned her RN Nursing Certificate in 1961 from...
AG Martha Coakley gives Obama credit - Boston Herald
“This bill means a protection for consumers,” Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said. “It is critically important, because it will limit what credit cards can do, and who they can be marketing to.” Though opposed by many financial companies...
Two Brunswick teachers recognized by Martha Holden Jennings Foundation - Sun News -
Two Brunswick teachers were recognized by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation as a 2008-09 Lecture Series Scholar during a spring awards luncheon at Kent State University. Deborah Crider, who lives in Brunswick, and Melanie Timco of Chippewa Lake...
Martha Q. Campbell - Staunton News Leader
Martha June Quick "Mickey" Campbell, 76, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, at her residence in Clarksville. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory at...
Martha King Parrish - Marietta Times
Martha was a member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church, honorary member of the Caldwell FFA, Sharon Grange, Ohio Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association Auxiliary. She was a member and officer of the Methodist Women's Organization and Circle 1...
No-charge home makeover for soon-to-return sailor - San Diego Union Tribune
By Mike Freeman Union-Tribune Staff Writer OCEANSIDE — As Martha Gracia sanded paint off a door yesterday at her recently bought home in Oceanside, she couldn't help feeling overwhelmed by the whirlwind of work all around her....
Hart to Heart: A tribute to all the 'Ms. Marthas' out there - Savannah Morning News
Ann Anderson, Laura Casteel and Martha Bryant have become significant figures in my son's life, right up there with Elmo, Mickey and who ever invented knock-knock jokes. He is especially smitten with Ms. Martha, who celebrates her 69th birthday Tuesday...
New magazine enters the gluten free scene to rave reviews -
When Martha Stewart promoted her contest for a new magazine idea and an allergen magazine won, I was over the moon. But Martha let us all down in a big way by not producing the winning (allergen) magazine. She chose to create another pet magazine...

List of Martha Speaks characters

This is a list of characters from the TV series, Martha Speaks.

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Martha (TV series)

Martha, also known as The Martha Stewart Show, is a syndicated American daytime television talk show hosted by Martha Stewart. It began airing in September 2005. It is hosted by Martha Stewart, and each episode includes several segments related to cooking, interior design, gardening, crafts, and other topics related to the domestic arts. The program features celebrity guests. The show is currently in its third season for 2007-2008. The show is taped live in New York City at 10:00 AM, and airs at various times throughout markets. The show also airs nightly at 8PM on digital cable network Fine Living, a sister channel to HGTV and DIY Network.

The show is distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution in a partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

On December 14, 2008, it was announced that Martha had been renewed for a fifth season.

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Martha My Dear

“Martha My Dear” cover

The song features a music hall-inspired piano line that recurs throughout the piece, as well as a brass band. Typical of Beatles songs of the period, the song modulates smoothly through several keys.

The song key is E-flat major, showing up embellished chords with jazzy sprinkled dissonances. The verse is a syncopated replicate of the first melodic section adding two extra beats, a technique similar to that used later by McCartney in “Two of Us”. Though the bridge is in the key of F major, the manner in which it abruptly sets in and exits, makes it sound less out-of-the-way than it really is.

McCartney's 1993 live album, Paul Is Live, features one of Martha's offspring on its cover.

This song was covered by Will Taylor and Strings Attached, with guest Libby Kirkpatrick. It is featured on their "Beatles White Album Live" CD,released in 2006. German pop band Fool's Garden also did a cover of this song on their album Go and Ask Peggy for the Principal Thing, released in 1997. Slade covered this song on their début album Beginnings when they were called Ambrose Slade The Brad Mehldau Trio covered this song on their 2005 album, Day Is Done. The Rutles' song "Another Day" is based on this song, and the name is probably based on Paul McCartney's Another Day.

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Martha Wayne

Martha Wayne is a fictional character of the Batman series of comic books, published by DC Comics. She was Dr. Thomas Wayne's wife and mother of Bruce Wayne. When she and her husband were murdered during a holdup, young Bruce swore to avenge their deaths by fighting crime. As an adult, he fulfilled his vow by becoming Batman.

Martha Wayne first appeared in Detective Comics #33 (November 1939) in a story by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson which detailed the origin of the Batman. Initially little more than a cipher whose death inspired her heroic son, later comics would expand upon her history.

Born Martha Kane (a maiden name given in homage to Batman co-creator Bob Kane), Martha was the heir to the Kane Chemical fortune and a member of one of Gotham City's wealthiest families. It has not been revealed whether she has any connection to the other prominent Kanes of Gotham, Kathy (Batwoman) or Bette (Flamebird). In her youth, Martha had a reputation as a notorious party girl, socialite, and debutante, frequenting all the most prestigious country clubs, night clubs, and soirees. However, she also had a developed social conscience and often used her family's wealth and status to champion causes and charities.

As revealed in the miniseries Batman: Family by John Francis Moore, Martha's closest friend in those days was a woman named Celia Kazantkakis. Both were renowned for their beauty, which caught the attention of a gangster named Denholm. Martha dated Denholm for a time prior to meeting Thomas Wayne, though she was unaware of his true nature at the time. Celia, who had had previous dealings with Denholm, became very protective of her friend and conspired to get this thug out of her life. However, in the process it came to light just why Celia was familiar with him. Celia, it turned out, was a criminal herself and had been embezzling money from an orphanage that was one of Martha's charities. She attempted to hide the evidence of this by setting fire to the building but Martha discovered her duplicity. Before Celia departed for her family's home in Greece, Martha threatened to expose her should she ever return to Gotham.

Shortly after Celia's departure, Martha met and fell in love with prominent physician and philanthropist Dr. Thomas Wayne. They were wed soon after and Martha eventually gave birth to a son, Bruce.

Though mention of Martha's occupation is small, some stories have indicated that, like Bruce, she was unable to allow the crime of Gotham to continue unabated. This Martha Wayne fought against the abuse of Gotham's children and against the trafficking of children around the globe. She headed a covert detection agency with help from Commissioner Gordon and the family butler Alfred--their goals were to stem abuse against children, in the hopes that those children would not grow up to turn into abusers and criminals themselves. Learning of his mother's mission prior to death, Batman gained further inspiration and motive for helping the innocent of Gotham.

The identity of the Waynes' killer has varied through different versions of the Batman story. Initially, he was said to be a criminal named Joe Chill. Later retellings would claim that Chill had been hired by gangster Lew Moxon, an enemy of Thomas Wayne, and told to make the killings look like a robbery. After DC Comics' history-altering Zero Hour series, this interpretation was abandoned in favor of the Waynes' deaths being a random street crime. The killer was thought to have never been caught, adding to the tragedy and universality of Batman's origin.

After the further continuity tweaks of the Infinite Crisis miniseries, DC has once again returned to the Joe Chill interpretation (most likely influenced by the popularity of the film Batman Begins). It is unknown at this time whether Chill acted alone or under orders.

Since her death, Martha Wayne has only appeared in the Batman series in flashback and in the occasional out-of-body experience or hallucination. Her most significant appearance in this latter category is in the miniseries Batman: Death and the Maidens by Greg Rucka. In this story, Batman ingests an elixir given to him by his enemy, Ra's al Ghul, and believes he is having a conversation with his dead parents. Martha is depicted here as a beautiful woman whose face is marred by a bleeding bullet wound. Interestingly, Martha strongly disapproves of her son's costumed crusade, fearing he has thrown away his chance for happiness. As she and Thomas depart, however, they assure Bruce that just because the passing of time has lessened his grief does not mean that he no longer cares for them, and, as a result, Bruce is able to accept that he is Batman because he chooses to be, not because he has to be.

In Jeph Loeb's Batman stories, Bruce feels responsible for his parents' murder because he advised Martha to wear the infamous pearl necklace the night she was murdered. Had she not worn it, the mugger might have not killed them, or even have been attracted to them. In Death and the Maidens she claims that the pearls were in fact fakes, and that she wouldn't have worn real ones simply to go to the theater. As this experience may have been merely a hallucination, it is unknown whether or not this is true.

Another mystery about Martha's final fate is unveiled in the Batman R.I.P. storyline, where it's revealed that the Kanes actually hired a detective to prowl about the circumstances of her death, always suspecting that Thomas Wayne married her for money alone.

Many years later, the detective hired by the Kanes presents to Commissioner Gordon a dossier describing Martha as an helpless, frail woman hooked on drugs by an abusive husband, who frequently indulged in orgies and extramarital affairs, taking Alfred Pennyworth himself as her lover. The detective pushes his theory further, disclosing to Gordon a theory about Thomas Wayne ordering the fateful shooting to get revenge over an unfaithful wife and disappear before being hit by the scandal. The villainous Simon Hurt, head of the Black Glove cabal, bent on revenge over Batman, claims to Alfred, taken hostage, to be Thomas Wayne himself, returned to enact his vengeance once again over the unfaithful Martha by ruining her son's life. Alfred disproves this version, and questions the truth of the "revelations" about Thomas Wayne.

In the end Simon Hurt is unmasked by Bruce Wayne as Mangrove Pierce, a former impersonator trying to ruin Thomas and Bruce Wayne's lives. Simon implies that Pierce may be another forged identity, however admits implicitly that Martha's sexual relationship with Alfred and the circumstances of her drug addiction and homicide are clever forgeries made to break Batman, or coerce him to join the Black Glove as a means to get the slandering charges over his family retired.

With Bruce Wayne's and Simon Hurt/Mangrove Pierce's disappearance the charges are dropped, and Martha's good name is cleared again.

In Mark Millar's Superman: Red Son, Martha and her husband are anti-communist protesters in the Soviet Union. They are executed by the NKVD under Commissar Pyotr Roslov, which leads to their son vowing to overthrow the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

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Martha Bulloch

Martha Bulloch Portrait on Display at her son Theodore Roosevelt's home Sagamore Hill on Long Island, New York and also in TR's Autobiography

Martha Bulloch Roosevelt (July 8, 1835 – February 14, 1884) was the mother of US President Theodore Roosevelt and the paternal grandmother of Eleanor Roosevelt. She married Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and had four children. She was a descendent of Archibald Bulloch. A true southern belle, she was affectionately known as Mittie, and is thought to have been the inspiriation of Scarlett O'Hara.

Martha was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 8, 1835 to Major James Stephens Bulloch and Martha (Stewart) Elliott Bulloch, where her mother was visiting her stepson James Dunwoody Bulloch at boarding school. After a few months in Hartford, baby Mittie and her mother returned to their home in Savannah where Mittie was first raised.

After Major Bulloch's death in 1849, the family's fortunes declined somewhat, but they nonetheless gave Mittie a grand party for her wedding. As was expected, Martha Bulloch's brothers, James and Irvine Bulloch fought in the Civil War as Confederate officers, and ended up living in England after the war.

On a separate note, it is believed that the character of Scarlett O'Hara, from Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone With the Wind, was based on Mittie. Mittie was a true southern belle, as she was a beautiful and wonderfully happy woman at her best of times, not unlike Margaret Mitchell's fictional Scarlett O'Hara of whom Mittie was probably one real-life source; Mitchell had interviewed Mittie's best childhood friend and bridesmaid, Evelyn King, for a story in the Atlanta Journal newspaper in the early 1930s. In that interview Martha's remarkable beauty, charm and fun-loving nature was laid out in detail. At her worst, however, Mittie was a highly sensitive and emotionally fragile woman. At the least provocation, Mittie would withdraw for days into a self-imposed isolation. During these times, she would be invisible both to the family and to her social life, withdrawing to her room, taking one bath after another and suffering from a host of illnesses. Add to this the fact that his wife, Mittie was terrified for her brothers, James and Irvine Bulloch who were both involved in the Civil War on the Confederate side. James was a confederate agent in Britain and Irvine was the youngest officer on the CSS Alabama, firing the last gun before the ship sank in battle off the coast of Cherbourg, France. These emotional crises were mitigated somewhat by the incredible maturity and management abilities of her eldest daughter, Bamie, who often stepped into a leadership role, especially when her father, "Thee" was often out of town in Washington, visiting Lincoln and lobbying Congress for programs to support the northern troops in the field and their families back home. Nevertheless, had Thee, a Northerner, left his delicate home situation to literally fight against his wife's brothers and her southern kinfolk, the emotional consequences to his already fragile wife would probably have been catastrophic.

Mittie married Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. on December 22, 1853 at the Greek Revival-style family mansion Bulloch Hall in Roswell; they were wedded in front of the fireplace mantle.

Mittie and her new husband soon moved to the bustling city of New York, settling in Manhattan. Shortly after, both her mother Martha and sister, Anna Bulloch, moved north to join them in New York. Mittie bore four children: Anna, nicknamed Bamie, (1855-1931); Theodore (1858-1919); Elliott (1860-1894), the father of Eleanor Roosevelt; and Corinne (1861-1933), grandmother of Joseph and Stewart Alsop. During her children's education, Mittie and her family traveled to Europe, predominantly spending time in France, Austria, and Germany.

During the Civil War, Mittie hung a Confederate flag out of the second story of their house in Manhattan.

Martha Roosevelt died of typhoid fever on February 14, 1884, aged forty-eight, on the same day and in the same house as her son Theodore's first wife, Alice Lee Roosevelt, died of Bright's disease, and two days after the birth of her own granddaughter, Alice Roosevelt Longworth. She is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery located in Brooklyn, New York.

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Source : Wikipedia