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The Study of Names
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from Australia, writes "
The Ballarat Courier
2007-03-16 reports on water (we are in drought): Goulburn Murray Water Diversions Assistant Manager is Eddie
Tapper, Dr. Richard
In Toledo, Ohio, there is a urologist named Dr. Richard (Dick)
Here's a link to his details
My name is Anne
and I teach worthwhile skills. I am the Director of the Gestalt Institute of New Orleans, New York, where I teach therapists the skills of couple counseling from selection to solution. I am the author of the book WHY WE PICK THE MATES WE DO which sells on Amazon.com and a couples counselor for 28 years, so I also teach the general public about good relationships.
In the UK,
reports that his colleague
works with infra-red optical instruments in E2V Technologies.
The Chief Economic Advisor to the Housing Instute of Australia is Simon
! Here's a
is a professor of plant physiology at the
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics
at the University of Adelaide. Part of his job is to do laboratory testing on plants
writes: "I used to work with a water sample analyst who went by the name of Marion
. As far as I know we still work for the same company but I haven'tseen her for a few years.
Theoret, Dr. Julie
is a mathematics professor at Lyndon State College, Vermont, USA. Visit her
tells us that William
used to be an NFL quarterback.
In the Toronto
Globe and Mail
, Saturday, June 2, 2001, the "Lunch with..." column featured the wilderness hiker and grizzly bear fancier Timothy
, who spends months on his own in the Alaskan wilds observing the beasts. Says the article: "Cohabiting with bears, of course, makes it difficult cohabiting with girlfriends. In 1997, he took one on the first half of the trip, but things did not work out. Now there is a new girlfriend in the picture, but Treadwell is pessimistic about his long-term prospects." Or possibly hers? (
Doctor Treadwell is the head of the pediatric orthopediac department of Vancouver General Hospital, and treated
Trump, C. Edward
The American Contract Bridge League has a
of new Life Masters (people)who have accumulated enough points in tournaments) that includes C. Edward
, and William
(The seats at the bridge table are denoted North, South, East, and West). Frank Stewart in his book
Winning Defence for the Advancing Bridge Player
claims to have had a partnership with a Steve
. Also that he has played against a Mrs.
and a man named
Vile and Vile
reports the Australian law firm of
Vile and Vile
Vile Municipal Waste Company
tells us that in Philadelphia, there is a trash hauling company that takes its name from its founder, the
Municipal Waste Co.
is an author and owns Henry Valves Ltd. (UK) which sells valves and accessories for refrigeration and air conditioning applications. (Valves and accessories for ammonia and industrial application, Melrose Park, Illinois, 1995) (
Vowel, Dr. Faye
, director of Emporia State writing laboratory, was the creator of a very successful writer's hot line, a Dial-a-Grammarian service for students and any one else needing information about correct usage. (
March 26, 1979) (
Chad Wackerman is an acclaimed drummer:
Watt, Dr. Muriel
, spokesperson for the Australian Photovoltaic Association.
is a climate researcher at
, specializing in the monitoring of ultraviolet radiation.
saw her present a paper entitled "Detecting Climate Change" at a recent international conference called Global Warming and the Next Ice Age, held in Halifax, NS
is the manager of the
Western Australia program, an initiative of
. "ClimateWatch was developed to understand the effects climate change is having on our earth's natural processes. The first project of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, ClimateWatch will allow every Australian to be involved in collecting and recording data that will help shape the country’s scientific response to climate change." Hopefully ill weather WILL bring some good! (GJO)
is Senior Editor of Sympatico NetLife, "Helping Canadians to get more from the internet." One assumes that this is not a
nom de plume
, if that is the correct expression in this instance. In fact,
assures us that it is her real name! (
runs a website-based business selling music synthesizers, kits and components at
"Synth" is the common contraction of "synthesizer", as "Cynth" is of "Cynthia". Her site
could reasonably be called "Cynth Webster's synth website".
de Weever, Hilda
In Aylesford, Nova Scotia (in the Annapolis Valley between Halifax and Digby), there is a craft outlet called
de Weever's Wovens
, run by Hilda de Weever. (
, much to the delight of prolific Aussie contributor, GJO, is a
spokesperson for Sydney Water!
is a technologist at Nova Vision, a laser vision correction clinic at the Halifax Shopping Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (
writes to say "A block away from me is the
Younger Facial Surgery Centre
(the doctor's name is Dr. Younger).
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