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She starred on Broadway in Goodbye, Charlie inand went on to have a successful on-stage career in Cactus FlowerApplauseand Woman of the Year She won Tony Awards for her performances in the latter two. According to Bacall's autobiography, she and a girlfriend won an opportunity in to meet her idol Bette Davis at Davis' hotel. Davis told Bacall, "You're the only one who could have played the part.
In she appeared in two episodes of Craig Stevens 's Mr. Inshe co-starred with John Wayne in The Shootist. The two became friends, despite significant political differences between them.
While the film received mixed reviews, her performance got a favorable reception, Vincent Canby of The New York Times writing about her character of Sally Ross as "the most fully drawn, the most engaging, and the sexiest character that Miss Bacall has played on the screen since her early great days with Humphrey Bogart and Howard Hawks 35 years ago"  and Variety observing, "Lauren Bacall makes the film [from a novel by Bob Randall] work with a solid performance as a stage star pursued by a psychotic fan whose adoration turns to hatred.
To be sure, the part doesn't test the broadest range of Bacall's abilities, but she and director Edward Bianchi achieve the essential element: They make the audience care what happens to her. Her movie career saw something of a renaissance, and she attracted respectful notices for her performances in high-profile projects such as Dogville and Birthboth with Nicole Kidmanand in Howl's Moving Castleas the Witch of the Waste.
She was a leading actor in Paul Schrader's The Walker She had been a celebrity spokesperson for High Point coffee and Fancy Feast cat food. In MarchBacall was seen at the 78th Annual Academy Awards introducing a film montage dedicated to film noir.
She made a cameo appearance as herself on The Sopranosin the April episode, " Luxury Lounge ", during which she was mugged by Chris Moltisanti played by Michael Imperioli. The award was presented at the inaugural Governors Awards on November 14, Pressed by interviewer Michael Parkinson to talk about her marriage to Bogart, and asked about her notable reluctance to do so, she replied that "being a widow is not a profession".
She began to mix in non-acting circles, becoming friends with the historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Inshe gave campaign speeches for Democratic Presidential contender Adlai Stevenson. Along with other Hollywood figures, Bacall was a staunch opponent of McCarthyism. During an interview with Turner Classic Movies 's Robert OsborneBacall stated that she had ended the romance, but, in her autobiography, she wrote that Sinatra ended the relationship abruptly after becoming upset that the story of his marriage proposal to Bacall had reached the press.
When Bacall was out with her friend Irving Paul Lazarthey encountered the gossip columnist Louella Parsonsto whom Lazar revealed the details of the proposal. Their marriage was originally scheduled to take place in ViennaAustriaon June 16, ;  however, the plans were shelved after Austrian authorities refused to grant the pair a marriage license.
According to Bacall's autobiography, she divorced Robards mainly because of his alcoholism. A nurse and yoga instructor, she is married to Erich Schiffmann. Bacall wrote two autobiographies, Lauren Bacall by Myself and Now The telegram said that investigating individuals' political beliefs violated the basic principles of American democracy.
Bogart and Bacall distanced themselves from the Hollywood Tenand said: She added that "being a liberal is the best thing on Earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you're a liberal. You do not have a small mind. In her will, the bulk of her estate was divided among her three children: I am still alive. I still can function. I ask what he thinks about in that cab by himself. He wonders aloud whether it's too dry for the cornfields to make. Whether all the new laws and regulations are bringing down the trucking industry.
Whether that guy from Houston is still running the country store on How much Henry Cisneros had to do with the housing collapse. What those mysterious upside-down bottles are for on the fence lines near Alice.
He'd like to stop sometimes, read some historic markers, or maybe just once on a trip to Corpus, catch a glimpse of the sea. But this job romanticized for its freedom can be as captive and routine as the job of a grocery checker.
The conveyer belt is just miles long. Before I know it, we're in McAllen with the load. Dad is swapping stories, and goodbyes with a forklift operator he's known for 20 years. And we're picking up a load of boxes bound for San Antonio. On the way back, the skies grow dark and thunder cracks the sky. It calms after a while. I've seen so many sunsets. You want to tell somebody, you know?
I've tried calling Mama a few times.
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Either she can't see it or the house is in the way. At the fleet center, Dad turns off the truck and begins to hose down the glass and mirrors. He scrubs the bugs off the windshield, one by one.
He gets back in the truck, and half-apologizes for the routine. Then he cusses at a tiny smear he missed and turns on the wipers.
Forty years of hard, tedious work is just about over. Only an hour of paperwork left. And he's worried about a bug stain on the windshield. My father never went to college, or had a fancy title. But he has pride in his work, one of his greatest lessons to me.
No one owns that pride. No one can buy it. And even after the last run, he takes it with him. Then I thought of Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general, recently announced gubernatorial candidate, and victim of a tragic tree-falling accident in Houston that left him paralyzed in The Victoria woman found herself living a nightmare in after she was diagnosed with Stage IV terminal breast cancer, based on what her doctor believed were enlarged lymph nodes. She quit her clerical job in a doctor's office and underwent seven months of intensive chemotherapy.
When she was told she had only months to live, she began planning her funeral, giving away precious belongings and arranging for hospice care. She started taking anxiety medications to deal with the stress of it all. Another doctor at the University of Texas M. Anderson Cancer Center performed a biopsy, which the initial oncologist, Ahmad I. Qadri, had not done, and found no cancer. Garcia hadn't needed hospice, and she hadn't even needed the chemotherapy, although it would have been an option since she'd had a previous cancerous tumor removed.
State District Judge Skipper Koetter told me Tuesday when he receives the final judgment from attorneys he'll comply with the law and reduce Garcia's award. I think it was fair that it was capped," the judge told me, but he also noted that he doesn't make the laws in this state.
But as governor, he would have a great deal of influence over those who do make the laws. When I called him for a comment, Abbot said his stance on tort reform was informed by his time as a judge in Harris County: I also presided over a lot of cases where the lawsuits were absolutely frivolous.
He explained that his own personal injury case was very different from medical malpractice claims, and a jogger out today in Houston who is hit by a tree could access the same remedies. Studies have since found no evidence of that. Nor did tort reform cause doctors to move to Texas in greater numbers," Charles Silver, a University of Texas law professor, told me when I asked about his study of the issue. What I know is what I have heard first-hand.
I've had countless doctors tell me 'we're getting out of the practice of medicine because of medical malpractice.
You just gotta move on. And this is all you're going to get. Your award is limited. I was given what the insurance policies had. That was the way it worked for me. You received a multimillion-dollar settlement that helped you support your family while you got your life back on track. You received what seems fair compensation for the harm you suffered.
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The question is why Herlinda Garcia isn't entitled to the same. And even after she finally agreed to come out of retirement to turn around a struggling dropout factory plagued by gang violence, the former assistant superintendent planned to stay only a few months.
After all, she thought, how effective could an old white lady from West U be as principal of a poor, largely minority campus where fewer than half graduated, where hundreds of students were suspended a year, where a simple assembly could prompt a riot. A place where teachers welcomed her with a dead fish on her desk and cigarette butts in her toilet.
That was 13 years ago. The nearly year-old principal stayed, outlasting the haters and taming the gangs, who stopped fighting, at least on campus. She's still trolling the halls of Furr High School, hugging or fist-bumping every kid along the way. She arrives at 6: It's a different world now. Suspensions were down to 17 last year, the lowest of any comprehensive Houston high school. Simmons rules with tough love, wickedly clever wit and a black robe she dons for Principal's Court, complete with student jurors.
The dropout rate, as the district calculates it, is less than 1 percent and the graduation rate is nearly 91 percent, Simmons says. She started an in-house charter to keep young adults from dropping out.
Inthe College Board honored her with the prestigious Inspiration Award. At the time, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier praised Simmons, saying "Furr is a good example of the type of turnaround that can happen" by combining college-level courses, effective teachers and "an outstanding principal. She's not worthy of praise, or a raise. The veteran educator who has given 52 years of her life, and much of her retirement, to Houston public schools is now on a "growth plan," a tool targeting low-performers that requires them to get better or lose their jobs.
Of the 24 principals identified for growth plans this year, 14 have already resigned, retired, or indicated they're leaving, HISD spokesman Jason Spencer said. He noted that growth plans are offered only to those educators the district believes can improve.
Others are simply shown the door. The reason Simmons made the list? Test scores, she says. Furr students not only fell behind in SAT performance and Advanced Placement exams, but the percentage passing all subjects on the state's standardized test fell eight points from toto just 56 percent passing. HISD's passing rate was unchanged at 71 percent, Spencer said.
About 93 percent of Furr's students are economically disadvantaged, but even so, the school's scores in several areas lag those of Sharpstown and Lee, which have similar percentages of poor students. Simmons acknowledges recent declines. She takes responsibility, saying budget cuts led her to reduce teacher planning time, which was a mistake, because teachers weren't meeting regularly to discuss student progress or concerns.
She restored planning time this year by "creative budgeting," that includes increasing class sizes. As for the growth plan, she doesn't take offense. If some of her teachers have to be on one, she should, too, she says. It's really hard to demean me, because I want to keep improving and getting better and better.
It's beyond my comprehension. It's absurd," she says.