Posted: November 3, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: African American, Air Force, Conservative, Detroit, GOP, Jenean Hampton, John Fund, Kentucky, Kentucky Election, Liberal, Liberal Heads Explode, Matt Bevin, National Review, Rochester, Single Mom, Tea Party, University of Rochester
John Fund continues:
…Both Bevin and Hampton are Tea Party activists who have never held elective office. Hampton’s path certainly represents triumph over adversity. Born in Detroit, the 57-year-old Hampton and her three sisters were raised by a single mom who lacked a high school education and couldn’t afford a television or a car.
Lt. Gov. Candidate Jenean Hampton shakes hands with Jenny Goins during the ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2015 Veteran’s Hall of Fame inductees.
But Hampton was determined to better herself. She graduated with a degree in industrial engineering and worked for five years in the automobile industry to pay off her college loans. She then joined the Air Force, retiring as a Captain.
[UPDATE – How Kentucky’s New Black Lieutenant Governor Became a Conservative – John Fund]
She earned an MBA from the University of Rochester, moved to Kentucky and became a plant manager in a corrugated packaging plant….(read more)
Source: National Review Online
Posted: March 26, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, History | Tags: Eastman Kodak, Eastman School of Music, George Eastman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York, Rochester, Rochester New York, University of Rochester
John Kirshon writes: One-hundred and twenty-six years ago, on March 26, 1885, the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company of Rochester, New York, manufactured the first commercial motion picture film.
The company was co-founded by George Eastman, an American inventor and philanthropist who in his lifetime transformed photography from an expensive hobby into an inexpensive, popular pastime.
Born in Waterville, New York in 1854, the self-educated Eastman patented the first practical film in roll form in 1884, and perfected the Kodak camera, the first camera designed for roll film, four years later.
He founded the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester in 1892. One of the first firms to mass-produce standardized photography equipment, it also made the flexible, transparent film, invented by Eastman in 1889, that was vital in the development of the movie business.
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