Quillian Lanier Meaders (1917-98)
Folk potter Quillian Lanier Meaders passed away in 1998 at the age of 81. He was the third generation torch-bearer for the enterprise Meaders Pottery which his grandfather founded in 1892 in Mossy Creek, Georgia, but which had been the family craft since the 1820s. His best-known works were the face jugs that were featured at the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklife in the late 1960s. Lanier Meaders' continued commitment to alkaline-glazed stoneware despite other potters' move to more modern products made him a significant connection to the old pottery tradition.
Publication Name: Journal of American Folklore
Problems with doctors' surgeries
There has been growing concern over recent years about the sharp fall in the value of many doctors' surgeries in the UK. In some cases, the fall in value has been much larger than that of local properties. This could be partly because it is illegal to sell 'NHS goodwill', but has also been the result of inconsistent work by valuers. It is common for valuations to vary greatly, making it very hard to agree a deal if, for example, a doctor wishes to purchase the share held by a retiring colleague.
Publication Name: Estates Gazette
Subject: Real estate industry
Maranello in Marysville
The Ferrari 550 Maranello was tested for its speed durability at a race track in Marysville, OH. The V-12 engine withstood the challenge well, by traveling at an average of more than 184 miles per hour for the hour and exceeding 190 miles per hour at some laps. The engine oil and transaxle oil temperatures ran hot but the engine temperature was not too hot.
Publication Name: Car and Driver
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